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Fourth Summer Session 
Issue Debut 

The Southern Accent 

COLLEGEDALE, TENNESSEE -^ -.-»-f ^ ^^ -^ M. A. V-/ V^1-/JL ^ A 


Thursday, August 15, 2002 


Volume J8, Issue I 

Bietz to throw first pitch tonight 

Local sales tax 
jumps 1 percent 

Sales lax in Chattanooga jumped this sum- 
mer from 8.25 percent lo 9.25 percen,L In order 
to fix Ihe slale hudgei. ihe Tennessee stale leg- 
islature raised the stale sales lax from 6 percent 
to 7 percent. On lop of that, cities and counties 
add their own taxes. Hamilton county has one 
of the lowest sales taxes in the slate, at 8.75 per- 
cent. But inside Chattanooga ciiy limits, anoth- 
er sales tax is added for a total of 9.25 percent. 
So you'll pay different tax amounts in 
Collegedale than you wil! downtown. However, 
you may also notice different lax rales depend- 
ing on whal you buy. The Tennessee stale sales 
lax increase applies lo all items purchased 
except "food and food ingredients", which, 
remain at 6 perceni. Candy is lo be uixed at 7 
percent, unless it contains flour or needs refrig- 
eration, in which case il is considered food and 
taxed at the lower 6 perceni rale. This can gel 
confusing, especially when you consider that 
different types of candy made hy the same 
company get charged different tax rates. For 
e.\.miplc. Reese's peanut hutter cups arc taxed 
ai the new 7 percent rate, bui their stick candy 
cdntains flour, so is not considered candy and is 
taxed at 6 percent. Dietary supplements and 
prepared food is also taxed at the new rate, 

Think you as the consumer arc confused? 
Retailers sure are in trying lo figure out whal 
rate to charge for which items. Stores thai do 

not use a computerized tracking system for 
food had a difficult lime during ihe first few 
days after the increase in figuring out what to 

Other stores, like ihc Village Market, set up 
their compuier system ahead of time and acti- 
vated it the day the rates increased. "It was very 
simple to do." said Jim Burrus, manager of the 
Village Market. "We only had four candy items 
that are charged at the lower rate, so we just cre- 
ated a new category. It was easy " Burrus said 
he has noi noticed a decrease in sales due to the 

Chris Luker, manager of ihe popular cloth- 
ing store Gadzooks in Hamilton Place, doesn't 
think the sales lax increase has affected busi- 
ness. "I haven't seen any effect on our sates," 
Luker said. "Our back-to-school sales are 
slower than last year but I don't think it has any- 
thing lo do with the sales tax because 1 haven't 
heard anyone complaining about it." 

In addition, a sales tax has also been added 
lo coin-operated amusements, vending 
machines, and a "sin lax" has been created for 
alcohol and tobacco products. Taxes on busi- 
nesses and certain licensed professionals have 
also been increased. 

For now, officials are saying the sales tax 
increase is temporary and will he rescinded or 
revamped next year. The sales lax increase is 
expected to bring in S933.5 million for the 

Student center renovation almost complete 

Rob Yobk 

Ma-nagim. Ed 

Renovations to the student center at 
Ihe top of Wright Hall are almost fin- 
ished and will nol keep students from 
being able to use it, said Kari Shultz. 
Director of Student Life & Activities. 
We re not planning on closing it 
except when the carpel is being laid 
down. Shultz said- -Students will still 
' check out supplies and be 
he rec room. The only time 
we will need it lo be closed will be 
when thcv are laying the carpel down." 

able use 

The initiative to remodel the stu- 
dent center was passed through SA 
Senate at the end of last school year by 
Jared Thurmon, this year's SA 
President. Thurmon got Ihc idea to 
reniodel the student center from a wide 
variety of sources, he said, 

"Ideas lo renovate the student cen- 
ter have come from current students 
and from former students over the last 
couple of years," Thurmon said. 
"Faculty had an interest also." 

Before the renovations Ihe student 
center was filled with blue carpeted 
"mountains," large pieces of furniture 

What's Inside 

Enrollment expected to increase 

page 2 

0::ie's Ice Cream opens 

page 2 

Southern's Web site redesigned 

page 2 

Editorial section 

page 3 

Humor section 

page 4 

Students could sit inside of The 
removed to create a 
more open feeling and to make way 
for new carpeting and furniture. 

There will be a new amphilhcaire 
in Ihe student center with .speakers 
around ihe students lo create a "sur- 
round sound" effect. Thurmon said. 
•There will be new light fixtures, seat- 
ing, chairs and coffee tables, and more 
multimedia and seating wi 
throughout the year," The types of new 
multimedia and furniture have not yet 
been determined, he said. 

The multi-colored carpeiing was 
one of the many suggestions offered 
by Yessick's Design Center, a 
Chattanooga-based design consulta- 
tion finii. "They helped us choose the 
right color so that il all coordinates," 
Shultz said. 

"I thin 



I, chat and sludy combination 

campus." Shultz said. "It will bi 
Thurmon also plans to have if 

night after vespers, which has never denls. I don't 
been done in years prior. Shultz feels students can c 
that this could be done with "ILmiled 
space and aduli supervision," she said. 

have space for 200 si 

lee i. .s a place w 

me in and afterglow 

Thursday, August l s/itti 

^Office of Public 
Relations debuts 
redesigned web site 

Rob York 

Southern's Informalion Systems 
has tracked stalisUcs related to the 
new site, including how many people 
--e visiting it each month. "I'd esli- 
atc that we gel 45 to 50 thousand 
..sits per month" he said. "Not hits, 
but visits, meaning that 45 lo 50 thou- 
sand new people are seeing the site 
each month." 

Southern worked with Focus 

Design because of previous relations. 

Howell said. 'Tocus Design built the 

previous web site, We did not have a 

e the process 

' been using 
m tlic liisi year, Fryc said. "It's some- 
ihing new. und when we're trying to 
yet new students it's good lo show 
them somcliiing fresh." 

gale." Frye said. "Everything you 
need is about one or two clicks away. 
There arc new pictures |of students] 
on tlie web site that change every 
lime you reload Ihc page." 

Rob Howell became Director of 
Public Relations for Southern in July 
2000. "|A new web site) was one of 
niv lirsl inilintives," he said. "The 
wr}^ ll,■,■,i^ 1,1 change. When people 

i,\ I .i.iLiMiti You need lo change the 
dfMt;ii ol 11 every few years." 

"There were navigation issues to 
resolve," Howetl said of the previous 
site. "It was not the easiest to get 

Howell proclaims himself happier 
with the now site. "I'm much happier 
with Ihc navigation scheme," he said. 
"I ihink the design is frcshcncd up, it 
mulches up with our advertising color 
scheme, i'm pleased with it." 


Southern Advenlist University 's 

redesigned web site went online this 

pasl July 19 after nearly two years of 


The creation of the site 

laboralion between Southern's Office 

of Public Relations and design firm 

Focus Design, Inc., said Avionne 

Fryc. who handles web communica- 

lions for public relations. "(Focus ^,. ^ 

Designl built the web site based off web person al the i....^ ".- ,. 

of designs wc showed them," Frye started. The whole process took about 

„.Lj a year, and when they were about 

three-fourths of the way done 
Avionne Fryc took over and has been 
working on it quite steadily since 

Howell could not say exactly what 
the site cost the university, but said 
that Southern got a good deal. "I can 
tell you that a web site of this caliber 
would cost $75 thousand to $200 
thousand, depending on who you out- 
source with. We paid about one-tenth 
of thai." 

Focus Design spent about eight 
months programming the new site, 
said Jonathan Roe, the firm's presi- 
dent. "We created the entire web site 
with a new took that would be more 
accessible and more appealing," Roe 

The work on the site was primari- 
ly done by the firm's designers, but 
the Public Relations office did ad 
copy writing and several of the uni- 
versity's departments had to provide 
information, he said. 

Southern and Focus Design have a 
mutually beneficial relationship, as 
many of the firm's employees are 
actually students enrolled al the uni- 
versity and the firm is located on 
Industrial Drive directly behind 
Brock Hall. 

"Sometimes we do small projects 
for them like ads, posters and dis- 
plays," Roe said. "We have a good 
arrangement. Wc give them a better 
price than wc would a regular client." 

vife, Nancy, and son, Kevin 

New ice cream parlor pay| 
for student's education 

Collegedale finally has a way to 
cool off this summer. Ozzie's 
Homemade Ice Cream has opened for 
business between Blimpie and China 
King in the Winn-Dixie shopping 

Ozzie's came about as a way to 
finance an education at Southern for 
Kevin Orsburn, freshman general 
studies major. 

"He said to me, 'Dad, I want to go 
to Southern,'" said Bill Orsburn. 
owner of Ozzie's Ice Cream. "I told 
him he'd have to find a job." 

Kevin and his friends realized that 
the market for an ice cream store was 
wide open in Collegedale and 
Ooilewah and decided to fill the need 
by opening Ozzie's. They first looked 
at opening the store in Fleming Plaza 
but Southern officials were afraid it 
would create competition with the 
cafeteria, so the Winn-Dixie location 
was selected. 

Bill Orsburn had some doubts at 
first, but soon realized that the market 
really was available. They found sup- 
port and equipment, and opened the 

Bearing the dist 
the only ice cream p 
Ozzie's lives up to i 
hand-dipped ice crt 

)n of being 

in the area, 
me— all the 

Southern enrollment predicted 
to reach record 2,400 students 

In addition to about thirty flavors 
of ice cream. Ozzie's also provides 
soft serve ice cream and other frozen 
treats like Super Banana Splits and 
the Blizurd of Oz, as well as hand- 
made waffle cones. Ozzie's also 
caters to special dietary needs by 
serving dairy-free and sugar-free ice 

Since opening in June, Ozzie's has 
indeed proven that people in 
Collegedale like ice cream. They 
have joined with Blimpie and Papa 
John's in sponsoring a "hot cars" 
event every fourth Tuesday from six 
to nine p.m.. which includes a raffle 
to win food prizes from the sponsors. 

"It was originally 
cars," explained owner Bill OntJ 
"But a lot of people have foreignd 
that they've worked on [so m^ 
opened it up]. If you think youle 
a hot car. bring it down!" 

The next hot cars event willb(| 
August 27. 

In addition to serving the ciliii 
of Collegedale. Ozzie's would lihl 
cater to Southern students, 

"We'd like to come oui and 
ice cream at the intramurals i 
and other events and offer d 
students at the store," 

One of the promolions i 
Ozzie's is offering right i " ' 
punch card — buy twelve c 
get one free. Ozzie's has . 
give a free punch to anyone i| 
brings in the ad located 
of this issue of the Ac 
percent discount with a Soulheml 
dent ID card. 

"[Southern] is the 
we're here," Bill said. 

Rachel Bostic 

Southern's enrollment is heading 
straight up, and admissions officials 
couldn't be happier. 

Enrolimeni for fourth summer 
session has increased this year by 41 
students, and the outlook for the 
school year is even brighter, There 
have been 2,682 applications accept- 
ed, of which Marc Grundy, director 
of student finance, expects 76 per- 
cent lo attend as full-time students. 
"Last year al this time we had accept- 
ed 2.480," he said. "Our actual head 
count was lower than that, because 

not every accepted student actually 
attends. But if the percentages stay 
the same, wc can expect more stu- 
dents this year." 

As of (his week, all off-campus 
housing is filled to capacity, and the 
dorms are getting there as well. 
There are two spaces left for men 
between the dorm and Southern 
Village, and 26 open for women. 
Married student housing is filled as 

Some students remember the 
housing crunch from two years ago. 
which placed many incoming fresh- 
men in off-campus housing while 
upper classmen remained in the 

dorms. Steps have been taken to 
assure that doesn't happen again by 
placing upper classmen into 
Southern Village and off-campus 
housing, and assigning freshmen 
directly to the dorms. "We have 
some contingency plans as well." 
said Grundy. Those plans will open 
up an additional 38 spaces. 

Grundy explains that the S200 
commitment fee is a "two-way com- 
mitment". "Southern is committed to 
those students. If they show up, we 
will house them," he said. "And it's 
a commitment on their part to 
Southern as well." 

The Southern Accent 

Rob York, managing editor 

Mary Nikilyn 

Roger Da CosU 

Miranda Joi* 

Ryan Harrdl 

Bryan Lee 

Dennis Negr* 

Thomas Wentworth 

Jessica Landess 

Byron Moore 

Thursday, August 15, 2002 

The Southern Accent 3 



Meet the editor 

^Welcome to the 2002 200^ 
juthem Accent. I'd like to introduce 
issue to you because it s something 
: a summer issue. Normally the 
^.jr of the Accent waits until the first 
ir second week of school before they 
ilish a paper, but this year we 
decided to try it a little early 

This is a shortened version of the 
AccENT-only four pages Our normal 
issues are 12 pages long and contain 
several sections like humor sports 
religion, lifestyles and editonal fea 
tures. Our upcoming issues will con- 
tain more photographs and contribu- 
tions from a greater number of slu- 

My biggest motivation for this 
issue was the fact that it's never been 
done before. But the larger reason was 
the summer session students - I want 
this issue to introduce you to the 
Accent, to give you a hint of what to 
expect in upcoming issues, to let you 
know that summer session is no less 
important to the administration, staff 

and student association than the regu- 
lar school year, I want you to already 
feel like part of Southern when school 
begins later this month. Most of all, I 
want you to enjoy the Accent! 

This issue is only a preview of what 
is to come. If you like what you've 
seen, let us know. If you think we 
could improve in some areas, let us 
know. If you'd like to join our team, 
stop by the office. And be sure to look 
for the next issue on September 12! 

Meet the SA president 

Being at Southern is kind of like 
being in a bubble. I want to welcome 
each and every one of you to that 
bubble. Now, in this bubble you will 
learn many things and meet many 
people. You will probably leave the 
bubble a changed person. This is just 
the first part of the trip. 

For this year, I will have the 
opportunity to be a part of your maid- 
en voyage in the bubble and I'd like 
to be someone you feel you can look 
to for advice. So, for all of you who 
are new here let me fill you in on a 
few things. First, you are not weird! 
Even though you may feel as if 
everyone looks at you funny and may 
talk to you as if you are from another 
planet, we are all in the same place 
(or have been) at some point. Just as 
importantly, no one is cooler than 
you arc. Some people just want to 
hurt others by making them feel less 
accepted, but trust me— YOU are 
great the way you are. 

You must wake up each morning 
and realize that today is going to be 
the greatest day of your life because 
you are here for a very important rea- 
son. Your mission is to Figure out who 

you are, where you're going and how 
you are going to get there. That's the 
best part of college and the most fun! 

Life will go by faster than ever. 
After two sweet years, I am asking 
myself what is important to me and 
what do I want to receive from this 
whole college thing? I think I might 
have figured it out. It's that I 

Well, you have your own fun to 
worry about, no need to bother you 
with mine. My name is Jared and I 
am here to help you in any way I can. 
Til we meet..-for the first time. 

Business ethics: Fact or fiction? 

"Business ethics" is a term we are 
hearing tossed around quite a bit in 
the news today. If you haven't been 
paying much attention to it, here s 
your lucky chance to get up to speed 
with the worid. Several catastrophes 
have recently hit the business market 
sector here in the United States. The 
corruption of America's chief execu 
tive officers is appalling, and iheir 
actions are having adverse effects on 
Wall Su-eet and the economy in gen 
eral. Greed seems to have blinded 
many CEOs in recent history to the 
fact that they are there to help the 
line their own pock 
ns are like tossing a 
1 pool — there are ripples, 
and currently the "ripples" in the 
market are not good ones. 

Wall Street is in a slump due to 
the fact that several large companies 
have just fallen apart, apparently 
because of bad management, greed, 
and outright fraud. The people who 
pay for this negligence are the stock- 
holders who have their dreams shat- 
tered, cash lost, and retirements van- 
ish in a heartbeat. A lot of this could 
have been avoided had there been a 
better system with which to monitor 
these companies. The Security and 
Exchange Commission is trying to 
accomplish this task, but one agency 

company, i 

uan t do It alone The respective 
boards of these companies owe it to 
their stockholders to keep belter tabs 
on CEOs' spending habits. For 

Is any CEO worth $135 million? 
Dennis Kozlowski thought he was, 
and that's exactly what he took from 
T^co over the period of a decade, 
according to the Wall Street Journal's 
August 8 edition. On one occasion, 
he borrowed $19.1 million, interest 
free, to pay for a home, a full domes- 
tic staff of 39. and a Lamborghini. 
lyco later forgave him, and cancelled 
the debt in a "special bonus" pro- 
gram. So who really receives the 
financial blow? The stockholder, are 
once again the lucky winner! Seems 

little unfair and unethical, doesn't 

While we are still focused on the 
subject of greed and CEOs lei us not 
lorgei Kenneth Lay former CEO of 
the mlamous company Enron, which 
showcased corporate greed and cor- 
ruption at its highest level. It was 
greed and mismanagement by CEO 
Bernard Ebbers and CFO Scott 
Sullnan that caused the recent col- 
lapse of WorldCom which in turn 
^ent the stock market into its current 
slide So IS there a solution? 

Yes there is In order for a com- 
pan\ to succeed it must have good 
ethical leadership Leadership is the 
true key to success and greatness for 
a company Bad leadership can lead 
only to decay Unethical behavior by 
the CEO of a company encourages 
the employees to be unscrupulous as 
well. After all. the boss is doing it. 
Thus a company slowly collapses, 
but it can all be stopped at the top. 
We, as Christians, must strive to be 
an ethical and moral stronghold; 
integrity is a thing we must always 
cherish and hold dear. Business 
ethics are not dead as of yet. just in 
desperate need of a few good men 
and women at all levels of corporate 
America, especially the CEOs. It is 
they who control millions of futures, 
so they should be kept to an even 
higher and more stringent code of 




by Rachel Bostic 

Trying t( 

^ Thumbs up on Office of Student Life 

m & Activities providing things for the stu- 

^La dents to do during summer session. 

^^^B Shopping trips, bowling in Cleveland, and 

t/^B mini-golf at Sir Goony's certainly help fill 

the hours between class and more class. 

lu^.^."-- s worth of class into four weeks 

._i'tJ rough, and Student Life is doing a great job of 
entertaining the students. 

Thumbs down on not being able to use 
ID cards to charge food at the deli in the 
Village Market. The deli is open more than 
the cafeteria and often has healthier food. 
Southern would not lose money 'by allowing 
students lo charge only from the deli, and it 
would make it easier on many students. 


Thumbs up on the remodeling of ihe 
student center. 

It was time for something new, and 
although it's taking longer than expected, 
it will be worth the wait. 

Thumbs down on all the power outages. Southen 
claims to have a generator to protect com 

fputers and provide backup power to th 
dorms and other buildings on campus. 1 
recent weeks, the power has complete). 
gone oul several times. Why isn't the ger 
eralor working or why isn't it prevenUnt 
the power outages in the first place? 

The Southern Accent 



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per of Southern Adventist University and is published 
weekly during the school year with the excepuon of holi- 
days and exam periods. 

AH signed opinions are those of the authors and do not 
necessarily reflect the views of the ACCBJT. its editors, 
Southern Adventist University, the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church, or the advertisers. 

■me ACCINT willingly corrects all factual mistakes. If 
you feel we made an error, please contact us by phone or 

® 2002 The SotjntEiM Accent 

Ozzie's ^^ 

Homemade Ice Cream ^H 

CoUegedale, TN ^ 

r Next to Blimpie's in Winn-Dixie Plaza 

Mon-Thurs. il a.m. to lo p.m. 

u Friday lO a.m. to i hr before sundown 

Sat. 1/2 hr after sundown til ii p.m. 

Ph». 423.240-6;90 I^* f"' °"' •""" P""* "^^^ 

Bring in this ad for a free punch on your punch cord 

Thursday , August 15, 

ThP facts of (Southern) life: Freshmen edition 

X lie IClVxLO V-/X V^»^V-rw* y u niav not believe me, but hon- your advisor along with your major prereq. 

^ Welcome, freshmen. You have officiaily 
taken what may perhaps be the greatest single 
step of your life {unless you make il big as a 
member of a sub par boy band and go into 
space thai IS) You vc left your family most of 
your friLnds and all of your small furry pels to 
lakt a leap of faith into the unknown And here 
in Ihe unknown we lell il like it is 

You arc now kasint iht Real World O 
w, |,nm. 1(1 Hjppy Valley r" 

, ,,, l)(jb htrc in Happy Valley things 
,, M I link hildiffLrinl foroni. thing you 
,1, I, II , I.L ihL wjIIs of the hubblL unless it 
runs over ihi I illk Debbie Thrifl 
Shop lot another Ihing life htrc is easy 
ixniiilelv loo Lisy to pass for anything ri-sem 

iskclball ill so Ihey 

point you may not believe me, but hon- 
estly, you'll see when all of the sophomoi 
back. What do you think 

; told them last 

3 get a Vespei 

s of look 

Mary Nikityn 

iiiLin. niiii ihni iiiMiii i I pos ihL * There arc always a few things left to figure out 

Niipi Ilk lnK I'' II I L 1 V IIS ^1^^ ^^^^ ^^y 

'■- >' ""'^ '''I""'' "' "" '"'""'' VT^i, Ah forgu Ihe hard way why don 1 1 just tell 

uMht'u.inplUt lack ortdilKilion in Comp y°", 
102 you rL prctly muth stl WlII almost 

Hot date night around here is vespers Now 

And if you're going 
you II have to go through the niei 
,ng up your chosen one's social status in the 
online Joker** Now, naturally, this status is 
entirely arbitrary and subject to the malicious 
whims of Ihe Joker staff and will in no case 
ever reflect anyone's actual social status, but 
you have 10 go through the motions any%vay 
Unless you're after a Theology major, in which 
case I can save you some time Desperate 

However, with the good comes the bad, and 
there is one thing you have to worry about here. 
For those of you who have been reading the 
handbook, the two of you now know that there 
is a S200 fine for climbing on roofs and a SlOO 
fine for throwing food in the dining hall. 
(Although, strangely enough, Ringing glass- 
ware escapes carefully unmentioned.) 

You may also have noticed that marriages 
during the school term are explicitly forbidden. 
This is definitely something to consider, 
because you will be expected to marry before 

you graduate. In fact, in some departments paper copy of the Joker, but 1 
(Theology, Education, Nursing) this is a interrupt your quest for the Holy Grai 
requirement. My advice is to discuss this with 

your advisor along with your major prerequj. 
sites, and schedule it right in there ahead 
time. Your advisor, of course, will not ca 
he or she will be moving to California 
year, leaving you in the hands of another 
sor, which would be fine if said new ad 
were actually on campus, instead of m 
SOUTH AFRICA But 1 digress 

And finally, on a more cheerful note I _„„ 
to leave you with a panicularly unforgeitable 
gem of wisdom passed on from 
onentation by a certain women s dean (who 
shall remain nameless) 

"This IS a good place 
Christian husband." 

I don't know about you, but I sure find ilia 

reassuring. Sorry, though, guys: I guess you'rt 

on your own. But not to worry... I hear llio« 

pretty forward. 


Aren't you glad that Man Nikityn. jimioi 
psychology major, came back to campus early 

^Actual parental ; 
'*Legend has it that there 

i may vary i 

Rachel Bostic 

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It's a powerful thing. 

The annual Student Association Welcome 
imc party will be held on August 31 at 9 
ti. m IlesP.E. Center. 

This kick-off event sports a fresh, new title. 
■'It sounded friendlier than 'welcome back' 
riy. said Paul Hoover, SA social vice. 
Siudcnis] are coming home in a way." 
Hoover, a junior business management 
Lijor, has been organizing the first social 
lost of Ihe summer, 
this year to be where people find 
student activities to be cool, where people 
wan! to go to them," he said. 

The theme for the Saturday night Welcome 

Home party is School Days. Some of 

events include games, pictures, crafts. ! 

lunches and a live band. 

The sumo-wrestling event will return 

well as the introduction of a giant Slip'n Slidf 

There will also be co 

el, discounts to local 
al prizes. 

Other scheduled events during the ycaj 
include the Joker release parly, Talgc HJ 
open house, Valentine's Banquet, talent 
and Strawberry Festival. 

Watch the infodisplays around campus f« 
more information about the Welcome HonH 
party and other upcoming events. 


Remember your grandparents this 
year by sending them a Grandparents 
Day card and inviting them to join the 
new Grandparents Club at Southern. Co- 
sponsored by the Office of Student Life 
& Activities and Advancement, the 
Grandparents Club will help inform 
grandparents about campus aciivitie.s 
and projects. Registration will be in the 
cafeteria September 2 and 3. Watch for 

Come meet the clubs and organizanP"^ 
on campus at the Organization Showca>v 
August 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. Learn tno'^ 
about what goes on at Southern, join clu >■ 
volunteer with an organization- Ify^^' ^ 
interested in setting up a table at the ^ ''"^^ 
Kan Shuli/- ■' 

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Thursday, September 12, 20G2 

Volume 58, Issue 2 

Remembering 9-11 

Kari Shulz. director of the Office of Student Life & Activities 
ged for this huge flag to be hung on the front of Wright 
Hall. Many students gathered in front of Wright Hall at 8 
p.m. for a remembrance ceremony. 

Siblings Nick and Rachel Vence light candles during ti 
front ot Wright Hall. Aboul 3,000 candles were lit lo n 
Who died. 

This I-beam memorial ^vas set up behind the Hagpolc with 

■cs of the attacks in New York, Washington, and 


^.Bif wiPMj 

IVIany of Collegedaie's service forces showed up. 
Officers from the CoUegedale Police and Tri- 
County Fire departments represented the many 
rescue personnel who died saving lives in the 



Kristin Roe. Elizabeth Reid. Alicia Holczet, anti Brooke Castlcberg recite the Lord's Pra 
th Chaplain Ken Rogers during the candlelit ceremony. 


Campus News 



Students react to 
September 11 anniver- 
sary. See page 7. 

Thursday, September i 

^ awards 
city grant 

Rob Yobk 

MANAtilNO EprrnH 

Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist 
was in Collcgedale on Tuesday to 
award the city a grant worlli 
S697.270, courtesy of the 
Tennessee Department of 

The grant is to fund the con- 
struction of Wolitever Creeli 
Greenway's Phases 3, 4 and 5. 
Phase 3 will talte the greenway to 
tlie Nature Nool( Parli on Tallant 
Road, Phase 4 will take it to 
l^druni Drive and Harrington 
Country Circle, and Phase 5 will 
start on High Street and link to 
Phase 2. 

The grant was made available 
through the federal 

Transportation Equity Act for the 
21st century, Sundquist said. The 
stale's budget woes that have hin- 
dered it this year do not affect this 
kind of grant. 

"This is one of the few funds 1 
have the final OK on," the gover- 
nor said. "This is a good invest- 

Tliis 1 

; oft 

Tuesday tlie governor made in 
Hamilton County, the otlicr being 
at Tommie F. Brown Academy of 

Classical Studies to award a suru- 
lar grant to another greenway 
project "We've cTcated hundreds 
of miles of greenways lin 
Tennessee]," Sundquist said. "If 
we continue, m 20 years we may 
have more bicycle trails than any 
other state in the country " 

The Transportation Equity Act 
has allowed for $17 raiUion m 
funds to spent on similar projects 
throughout the state, the gover 
nor said. 

Sundquist praised the 
Collegedale community and 
Southern Adventist University, 
which will find itself connected to 
the greenway through this new 
construction. "Ideas like this 
shouldn't come from the state 
level, they ought to come from 
our communities and work their 

The Southern Accent 

Rob York, managing editor 

Jareil Wright 


Brian John 

Ethan Nkana 

Melissa Turner 

Thomas Wentworth 

Dennis Mayne 
Humor Columnist 

Adam Kotanko 

Ryan Harrell 

CniT EonoM 

Jonathan Edwards 

Humor Cartoonist 

Mary Nikityn 

Bryan Lee 


Dolly Porawski 

Lillian Simon 

Roger da Costa 
Online EontiH 

Andrew Bermudez 

Opinion Columnkt 

Judith Moses 
Staff RtTORTfJt 

Laura Gates 
Head Photographer 

Miranda Jones 

SuBscRimoN Manager 

Suzanne Trude 

Ashley Snyder 


Jessica Landess 


Heidi Martella 

Adam Buck 


Greg Rurasey 

Faculty Adviser 

Miriam Wangai 
LirtiTviEs Retoktoi 

Carlos Martinez 

Jeremiah Axl 


Denzil Rowe 

Jonatlian Liem 

Cheryl Fuller 

way up." Sundquist said. 

Southern Adventist University 
president Gordon Bietz thanked 
the governor for the contribution. 
"If s our goal to see the university 
connected closer to the communi- 
ties of Chattanooga and 
Collegedale " Bietz said. 

Collegedale Mayor Tim 
Johnson feels that this grant will 
allow the greenway to expand 
beyond Phase 5 "I thmk it gives 
[the greenway! a lot of credibdi 
ty" Johnson said "Weregomgto 
look for matchmg funds from the 
community. We'd like for [the 
greenway) to go past McKee's 
and past Silver Lane. This is years 
down the road, but it's something 
we'd hke to see in the future." 

Dr. Bert Coolidge. 

Collegedale's City Manager, said 
that Southern will build a side- 
walk to connect to the Greenway 
at the duck pond on Apison Pike. 

Flagpole dedicated tc 
slain police officer 

Master Patrolman Rondy Barber and Officer Paul Mai 
flag for Hamilton County Shetrif 's Depaltment Deputy Dlnili| 
Bond. Bond was killed last year in the line of duty and thii " 
at the Collegedale Municipal Airport was dedicated to him 1 

PlioiD by Ricyl 

Collegedale police stres 
traffic safety to resideni 

Due to increased traffic, police 
officers in Collegedale ask cyclists, 
pedestrians, and motorized vehicle 
drivers to obey all traffic laws to 
promote safety and prevent cita- 

"We haven't had a traffic lor 
bicycle] fatality in 16 years," said 
Sergeant Clint Walker. "I'd like to 
keep it that way." 

Bicyclists should be aware that 
there are traffic laws concerning 
them. According to Collegedale 
ordinance 15-127, "every person 
riding a bicycle upon (the] road- 
way shall be granted all of the 
rights and be subject to all of the 
duties applicable to the driver of a 

This means all bicycfists must 
ride on the roadway in the du-ec- 
tion of traffic - not opposite ti-affic. 
They must use hand signals and 
have adequate reflector devices to 
ride at night 

They have to be as far to the 
right as possible (when on the 

roadl," said Officer Darrell 
Harmah. "If s not required but if s 
a good safety idea to walk the bike 
across crosswalks as well." 

The complete list of regulations 
is available for viewing at the 
Collegedale City Hall. Failure to 
comply may result in a citation or 

Pedestrian right-of-way has 
been a big issue at Southern. 
There are currentiy six crosswalks 
between Spalding elementary 
school and Apison Pike. These 
crosswalks give pedestrians the 
right-of-way, although pedestiians 
are urged to take responsib'dity for 
the'u- own safety by not gomg sud- 
denly into traffic expecting vehi- 
cles to stop. 

Tennessee state code 55*135 
states, "Every pedestrian crossing 
a roadway at any point otiier than 
withm a marked crosswalk... shall 
yield the right-of-way to all vehicles 
upon the roadway." In other 
words, students who walk from 
Harmony lane to Flemmg Plaza 
lose the right of way to vehicles. 

"Just because you ll 
have the right of way, it»s| 
you feel any better if a ai 
on your chesC said W*| 
Drivers of vehicles are J 
foUow all posted spealj^ 
other traffic signs, espeoJl 
intersection of Univei«| 
and College Drive East »■ 
Spalding. FoUceofficets*! 
fie tiiere from 7:30 to 8:HW 
2:45 to 3:30 p.m. L 

On campus regulati»| 
forms of tiiiffic follow «| 
city and state ordinandi 
are to be obeyed a' ";■ 
includmg stop sign* 
signs. The CaraPJ^l 
Vehicle/Traffic "J 
Manual Usts on-camP"'"! 
Umits at 10 mph. 

Collegedale poU«' 
to create voluntary »» 
making students aware J 
ulations. "1 don't have ■ 
paycheck's die sam^ J 
how many tickets l | 

•Thursday, September 12, 2002 

T-HE Southern Accent 

Professor to run for WSMC now streaming online 
city commission 

Marcus Sheffield, an English pro- 

■ssor at Southern Advenh'^t 

I University, announced Monday that 

I he will run for Collegedale 

I Commission in next year's city elec 

In his speech at Collegedale Cit\ 
I Hall, Sheffield said that he became 
I interested in running for CoUegeddlt^ 
Icommission in the spring of 2001 
I theyear Jim Ashlock and Fred Fuller 
elected as commissioner^ 
lAshlock and Fuller criticized certain 
I aspects of city government in their 
I campaign. 

"If (they were) to be believed, 
I Collegedale was the most corrupt 
I the world, a city run by Al 
I Capone," Sheffield said. 

"Since taking office, Mr. Ashlock 
I and Mr Fuller have kept up a steady 
I drumbeat of criticism." Dn Sheffield 
1 said. These men, of course, have a 
[perfect right to ask questions and 
I make charges. The only problem is 
I that Mr. Ashlock and Mr Fuller have 
e up empty. So far in their time in 
I office not a single tiny piece of evil- 
fdoing has been uncovered." 

"Mr. Ashlock and Mr. Fuller want 
ICollegedale to hide from the worid 
I and return Collegedale to die idylli( 

Marcus Sheffield 

ers." he said. They have earned our 

trust and need our support" 

Ashlock and Fuller have been crit- 
ical of the size and budget of the ^ 
Collegedale Police Department. ^^'top'orBrock^Hanr then' .. 
Sheffield has served as a reserve Chattanooga, where media sfream- 
police officer for the city and said he .^^ company SMARTECH puts the 

WSMC Public Radio 90.5 has 
begun btreaming its radio signal 
online at . 

WSMC began sb-eaming thefr sig- 
nal m AugUbt, said David Brooks, sta- 
tion manager The radio is part of 
the t.ampus and surrounding com- 
munity Its purpose is to service the 
needs of the Alumni, students, par- 
ents and the population of 
Collegedale by working vnih them 
and providmg services for them, 

"If a parent or alumnus wishes to 
know what is going on he may simply 
tlick on to the web site and find out," 
Brooks said "likewise, the radio and 
the different college departments 
should work togeth< 

"This is your radio and it should 
be a joint effort," he said. 

The signal goes from the station 
to Information Systems where it is 
hanged to a digital sequence, then to 

that is what makes our radio what it 
is." Brooks said. "We listen to those 
who listen and support us. Sabbath 
hours are an OLample of this. During 
sunset to sunset we play easy listen- 
ing music that you can hum along 
with. We also broadcast the church 

This year the station plans on 
using the visual and audio capabilities 
that streaming makes av^able to 
to make this broadcast at least two musical con- 
certs. Brooks hopes for a collabora- 
tive effort the WSMC and the School 
of Journalism and Communication 
and the School of Music in this ven- 


ing that it is made up of "good 
very professional." However, he said 
that with more traning it could 
become the "finest small-city police 
days of yesteryear," Dr. Sheffield department in the state." 
said. "Mr Ashlock and Mr. Fuller ^^^ ^^^^.^ deparbnent) should 

have not been able to accomplish become a better and better police 
their goals because they are a minor- department" he said. "The city owes 

still would be if he had 

required to step down 

could run for commissioi 

Sheffield called the CoUegedalt 
Police Department "wonderful," say- -^s'r^'c'to fedMnfident about their 

.,s.>... V,.. the World Wide Web. 
' *^^ ^ SMARTECH handles aU copyright 
s for WSMC. 
Having a signal online allows 

fundraising thrusts this year. 
"Fundraising is our blood flow and 

"I dream that one of these days 
well be able to feed a video input and 
show these concert on the Internet," 
Brooks said. This would make it pos- 
sible for student missionaries, alumni 
and parents of Southern students 
who otherwise could not pick up 
WSMC's signal to not only hear it but 
also see it live. "I've discussed tiiis 

witii some of die other deparbiients "^^^j;"; ^^"n^nuni"^,"" Brooks s^d. 
but for right now it's stiUin die dream *' 

phase," Brooks said. ^^ 

Volker Henning, Dean of the 
School of Journalism and 
Communication, feels that broadcast- 
ing these concerts would be an inter- 
esting idea "Mr. Brooks came to one 
of (the School of Journalism's) earlier 
staff meetings this year to discuss the 
idea with us," Henning said. A live 
video feed would make the concerts 

potential online audience, he said- 

"We'd have to look at a particular 
concert and figure out the logistics of 
it," Henning said. 

Brooks has been invited to share 
this idea with the faculty of the 
School of Music at their next meet- 
ing this Tuesday. "I like (the idea) a 
lot," said Scott Ball, Dean of die 
School of Music. "It might give some 
of our performers more anxiety, but 
other than that, there's no problem." 
In the near ftiture Brooks hopes 
to promote the use of this web-link, 
and the radio station itself as a con- 
necting force between tiie public and 
the college. In the future. Brooks 
plans for a greater promotional push 
in the Chattanooga community, so 
that people at work who do not have 
access to a radio will know to look 
for WSMC online. 

■WSMC has never really made 
effort to promote itself to the 

/ council. But next year 
I that could change. Two of the five 
!ats will be open." 
Next year's election will be "the 

the department useful equipment" 

Sheffield also disagrees with 
Ashlock and Fuller on tiie subject of 
beer sales. Ashlock and Fuller have 

I most important in the history of j^^^j^ spoken against the sale of beer 

I CoUegedale," he said. within city limits. 

"I support the city manager, Bert .nj^^^y ^^^^ to allow people tiie free- 

ICoolidge. the city treasurer, Carol jom to choose," Sheffield said. 
I Mason, the Collegedale Police 
I Department, and the other city work- 

See Sheffield, P. 10 

Read the 




Enrollment rise squeezes parking 







dents, howev- 
er, really don't 
have a problem 
with parking. 
According to 
Eddie Avant 
director of 
Campus Safety, 
there are 459 
spaces avail- 

visi- Thatcher and 
I tors only" parking Thatcher 
South (red 
oBuck deca]). and 
only 326 cars 
Ihave been registered there. Talge 
■ (green decal) has 353 spaces, with 
1 314 repstered vehicles. 

Students in Southern Village have 

it a littl tougher. There are only 100 
spaces near the apartments, but 105 
orange decals have been ^ven to 
registered vehicles. Also, while stu- 
dents who live in Southern Village 
may drive to campus, they are more 
limited tiiis year in parking privi- 
leges. Shidents may only park in 
lower Lynn Wood and Jones lots. 

This change occured because of 
overcrowded lots by Miller, Wood, 
and Hackman Hall last year. 

In addition to on campus parking 
decals, 579 have been given to com- 
munity students. 

Campu Safety came up with ways 
to lessen the parking crunch. 
Several lots, including lower Lynn 
Wood and lies, were reslriped this 
summer. This process, at a cost of 
$5,000, created 22 more spaces at 
Lynn Wood and eased the flow of 
traffic around the back of les. 

In addition, the lots in front of 
Thatcher and Talge have been 
deemed "visitor parking". Any vehi- 
cle is allowed to park there for a time 
limit of 30 mfriutes except those reg- 
istered to that dormitory. This eases 
die burden on the parallel parking 

spaces on Taylor Circle. 

Because of die increase in vehi- 
cles thisyear, many students are find- 
ing that parking seems impossible. 
The lot behind Summerour has been 
so full that drivers are parking their 
cars in the woods. Avant caution 
against this. 

"A fijll parking lot does not give 
you the right to park illegally," he 

Campus Safety officials are work- 
ing on options for the parking prob- 

"We've been monitoring the sitiia- 
tion since the first day of school," 
Avant said. "We have a few options in 
nund and well present diem to die 
board next week." 

Until then, it should be noticed 
diat Southern's parking situaiton is 
neither unusual nor drastic. 
According to their website, he 
UnWer^ity of Tennessee at Knoxville 
charges $241 per semester for dorm 
shidents and $155 for community 
shidents. In addition, in excess of 
19,000 undergraduate students 
attend UT. The liklihood of finding a 
parking space there can be very slim. 


This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore your 
Adventist heritage. Guided visits of histories sites wili let 
you walk in the footsteps of our pioneers. Worship services 
will help you capture their urgent longing to finish God's 
work. The trip is designed to be more than just a historical 
experience -- it will be an unforgettable spiritual blessing. 

October 15-20, 2002 

Group leader; 
Marius Asaftei 

Dorrr: 238-3060 
Mobile: 544-1910 

Faculty sponsor: 
Phillip Samaan 

Thursday. SEPmiBEMT' 



Out & About in Chattanooga 

Rock City offers cornfield maze 

This weekend, you could get lost in a 

Rock City Gardens is sponsoring their 
annual "Enchanted MAiZE Maze." The 
maze consists of eight acres of corn and 
three miles of pathways that twists and turn, 
intentionally getting visitors lost. 

Maze thrill seekers are challenged at 
every intersection with baffling clues that 
could lead to the exit or another hour of wan- 
dering. The correct path can lead visitors to 
Uie exit in about 15 minutes, but most take 
about an hour to cover the vast territory and 
stagger from the confusing labyrinth of 

The Enchanted MAiZE Maze is 
Chattanooga's first cornfield maze and was 
designed by MAiZe developer Brett Herbst. 
He has designed 300 such cornfield mazes 

The Maze is located at Blowing Springs 
Farm, directly below Lover's Leap. The 
Maze is open from noon to 6 p.m. on 
Sundays and noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays 
thru Thursdays, Admission is $7 for adults, 
$5 for children ages 5 - 12. Groups of 15 or 
more pay $6 a person; call 877-820^759 for 

How to get to Rock City* 

MAiZE Maze: take 1-24 into Chattanooga. 

Exit onto Broad Street South and turn left 
before the Maxi Muffler onto Tennessee 
Avenue. Go three miles then bear right after 
the Conoco Station before the junk yard. Go 
200 yards ans the Maze will be on the left at 
Enchanted Blowing Springs Farm. 

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Local art galleries 
offer new exhibits 

A number of art galleries in the 
Chattanooga area are going to be offering 
special exhibits commemorating the one- 
year anniversary of the September 11 
tragedy These will be featuring pieces by 
local artjstb who have expressed their emo- 
tions and reactions to 9/11 on the canvas 
and through sculpture. 

Hunter Museum of American Art: 
Hunter Museum will be presenting 
"September Journal." This exhibit is the 
work of Vera Tracy Jones who depicts 
through painhngs, assemblages and sculp- 
tures her personal reaction to September 11. 
Shortb after the terrorist attacks, Jones 
found that she could do nothing with her art. 
"After that day art seemed frivolous and 
in sign ill (.ant " she says. October came, how- 
tver and Jones was finally able to experi- 
ence art anew The result is a collection of 
mbced media works including a particular 
sculpture likened to the Statue of Liberty, 
covered in ashes covering her mouth which 
Jones recalls doing herself during those first 
few shocking days foUowmg 9/11 

The exhibit will be on display through 
Sept 28 HunterMuseumof Amencan Artis 
located at 10 Bluff View in the Art Bluff 
Distnct m Chattanooga The museum is 
open Tuesday Saturday from 9 30 a m until 
5 pm and Sunda\ from 12 pm till "i pm 
Admission i r \ nure inl imation on 

the exhibit "September Journal" I 
Hunter Museum, call 267-0969 orvisi 
website at http://www..huntermuseuji 
Cress Gallery: Cress Gallery loca 
the UTC Fine Arts Center, is'exhiM 
"Ground Zero: Recent Works by Mai 
Lynch." Like many other Americans ij 
ing the Sept. U attacks, Lynch and si J 
low members fi-om her Lookout MoX 
home church headed to New York cJ 
volunteer. She and the others workedF 
Paul's Chapel of Ease serving meals J 
decent place of rest to the victims \ 
lives had been directly influenced M 
month's events. Upon returning m 

"■Hi-l o -EHBjB-anD. 

Lynch began working on what is 
lection of mixed media works depict 
hope, courage and fear she ^ 
wWle in New York City. 

Lynch's works will be on display c] 
Cress Gallery through October U. f 
UTC Fine Arts Center is located on&l 
ner of Vine and Palmetto streets in 
town Chattanooga. 

The gallery is open Monday I 
Friday fi-om 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. AdmiKi 
the gallery is fi-ee. For more inforniatil 
the exhibit call 7554178 or visit thfl 
website at the following aw 

Student Wellness encouragj 
blood donation next week 

JrNA Kim 

STTjnem- Wellness Dire ctor 

Student Wellness is a program designed 
to help encourage and improve the quality 
of life on our campus and in our communi- 

The purpose and mission of this program 
is to mcrease student wellness and motivate 
lifestyle changes to create a balanced life: 
spiritually, socially, environmentally physi- 
cally mtellectually, emotionally. vocaUonally 
and financially 

One of the ways to create a balanced life 
IS to give the gift of life by donating blood 
Approximaltely 14 milUon units of blood are 
donated in the United States each year 
However, more blood is needed as more 
than 23 million units of blood are transfused 
lo uiose in need every year 
helo';!nTv™'iI'"''' -^"""rases students to 
Sufan*'^whrThe; tf "^ '° '""°^ 
Monday and Tuesday /ept^mbeTlST 
Sign-up sheets will be available in the 

Campus Ministries office 
Center. You must be 17 years "' "^ 
weigh at least 110 pounds m 

Jina Kim can be reached at 160^ 
jjkim © 

THURiDAV September U, IQOi _ ^ 

__ ^ , -_. ,^ ..ItiLSPyitifRtl^CCENT, ^ 5 


AreMfQlbsQn's "Si|ns" from God? 

"Signs", the latest film from phenomenal 
writer and director M. Night Shyamalan 
depicts one man's struggle with that persist- 
ent question, "Why do bad things happen to 
good people?" More subtly, the movie 
queries: why do people die? Why are children 
born with asthma? Where is God when things 

Out to lunch 

With KRlSTYpoRO^x^^c 

T.G.I Friday's a 'great getaway' 

TGI Friday's on Broad Street, downtown 
Chattanooga, makes a great getaway from 
mundane cafeteria food. The wait-staff is 
very friendly and will promptly present you 
with a colorful menu, consisting of many 
chicken, pasta, seafood, and beef dishes. 
Don't worry, for all you vegetarians out 
there, soup, salad, and sandmches are also 
available. A couple vegetarian sandwiches 
include the roasted vegetable sandwich 
which is very good. It comes with oven- 
roasted and grilled vegetables and moz- 
zarella on toasted bread. Another choice 
for sandwiches is the Friday's 
Gardenburger which is made of grains, 
mushrooms and cheeses. Both of the vege- 
tarian sandwiches come with a salad. 

For pasta lovers, the Vegetable Grill con- 
sists of a combination of grilled Portobello 
mushrooms, artichokes, asparagus, Roma 

red pepper, zucchini, and squash 
which is served witli angel hair pasta. For 
some more simple selections. TGI Friday's 
also offers various salads, vegetable combi- 
nations, baked potatoes and soups. 

TGI Friday's prices are definitely higher 
than your usual Subway or Taco Bell fare. 
For example, the roasted vegetable sand- 
wich is S7-49, and the chicken fetticini alfre- 
do costs $11.99- A complete menu listing is 
available for viewing at http://www.tgifri- Chattanooga's TGI 
Friday's is located on 2 Broad Sfreet in the 
Visitor's Center plaza near the Tennessee 
Aquarium. Hours are Monday through 
Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

Did you get married or engaged this summer? 

Do you have an anniversary coming up? 

If so, you can see your announcement in the Accent 

Stop by the Accent to pick up a form and submit it 
. -j^ wifli a large photograph to have your annajmeeiiient 
■jB fe printed for free! =" '■"''"'■' 

Southern Accent Special! 

2 Liter Pepsi .99 

Z Large 1 topping pizzas i Z.W 

Z Medium 1 topping pizzas lU.yy 

Any Large pizza for ttie price ot a Medium 


Delivery or Carryout . 

wife was tragically killed. Graham lives on a 
large farm with his two children and his 
brother, Merrill. Throughout the film 
Graham exhibits a bitternes's and distrust 
towards God. He blames God for his wife's 
seemingly early death. 

One morning, the family wakes up to a 
chilling series of crop circles in Hess's sprawl- 
ing corn fields. Similar signs begin to appear 
all over the globe. Before long, alien sight- 
ings consume every TV channel, global hys- 
teria sets in. The terrifying truth comes clos- 
er and closer to reality: the aliens are real. 
The world prepares to defend themselves 
from these new predators. 

The aliens, however, are not the focal point 
of this film. Shyanialan uses t!ie aliens as a 
catalyst to bring one man's tortured relation- 
ship with God to a decision. "Is it possible 
that there are no coincidences?" Graham's 
simple question to Merrill could sum up 
Shyamalan's message in this movie. 
Shyamalan hasn't just produced a smashing 
blockbuster success but rather a movie that 
makes you think and evaluate your look on 

life. Shyamalan's question in this particular 
film brings to mind Romans 8:28, "And we 
know that all things work together for good to 
them tfiat love God, to them who are the 
called according to his purpose." 

"Signs" gets two thumbs up from me: I left 
this movie feeling uplifted and spiritually 

"Signs" is rated PG-13 for some scary 

Technology in our lives 

'Smart chips' make life simplier 

I thought when the twenty-first cen- 
tury came upon us, we would be living 
like The Jetsons". I was excited about 
having my own flying vehicle, a house 
way up in the sky and, of course, my 
own talking diary. So, where are all 
these things that many of us having 
been dreaming would become a reality 
in the 21st century? Well, they are not 
that far away at all. In fact, there are 
already some technological advances 
heading towards that goal. 

Smart Cards 

Today, many of us are starting to use 
smart credit cards, plastic cards with an 
embedded chip. This chip contains a 
very small computer which can store 
information, such as your contact infor- 
mation, your digital signature or securi- 
ty access to your office building just to 
name a few. Smart cards are better than 
regular cards because retailers do not 
have to spend telephone costs for 
secure, off-line transactions. With regu- 
lar credit cards, retailers have to dial a 
secure, on-line transaction which can 
take several seconds, even minutes. 
Transaction time with a smart card 
takes only a traction of a second. 

Smart Homes 

Imagine waking up in the morning to 
the sights and sounds of chirping birds. 
Your bedroom wall is transformed from 
a regular white wall to a movie image of 
birds singing their little hearts out as 
the sun steadily rises in the back- 
ground. This is your morning alarm. As 
you get up, a computer voice asks you 
what you would like to eat for breakfast. 
While you enjoy a hot shower, the com- 
puter is preparing a hot breakfast of 

Smart Phones 

In Europe, smart phones are the 
most popular and widely used devices. 
With smart phones, you can get the 
same benefits of a cell phone, PDA, and 
Internet access all on one device. Now, 
instead of having to carry a cell phone 
and a PDA, as most business profes- 
sionals do, all you have to carry is your 
smart phone. Although there are some 
smart phones available in the U.S., 
servicing this type of phone is challeng- 
ing because there are many different 
and incompatible wireless networks. 
This is why the U.S. is lagging behind 
Europe. The best move to make is to 
contact a service provider, such as 
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In such a large AdvenSst community 
ours we benefit from a wealth of congrega- 
Uons Chances are that most people will find 
what' they are looking for We have put 
together a Ust of some of the area churches, 
the times of worship services, and what you 
might expect to find at each church. Ml ot 
the churches we spolie with welcome visi- 
tors gladly and hope to see an influx of 
Southern students. 

Tlie Apison Advendst Church is among 
the smaller churches in the area. Southern's 
own Jim McCurdy officiates as student pas- 
tor, and many guest speakers offer a variety 
of sermon topics. Described by one mem- 
ber as a "friendly, reverent atmosphere," the 
church begins song service at 9;15 A. M. and 
holds Sabbath School at 9:30. The church 
service begins at 11:00. 

For those interested in a warm congrega- 
don with an active collegiate group, check 
out eiUier the McDonald Road Church or 
the Sandiford Gap Church. The McDonald 
Church, die larger of tlie two wiUi about 
eight hundred members, has a regular atten- 
dance of Southern students and is growing 
steadily Tlie smaller Sandiford Gap congre- 
gation is home to membere of many ethnici- 

_ UlSlJUUig (-uuicuiijuituy worsnip Sgd 

ties. YouTl enjoy pottucks, f P"ef "j^^j ch^h uSten Ad;;n"tis7bnive,.itys -The 3rd." Come experience a fc w^ 

Ind a strong Pathfinder club at Santhford ^h^f TT,„3<,„ho have not yet expenenced band, 

„ .,^„«j„r,„„,lH Road Church holds home iiiosc •„„ „j,i, ti,p church's sages i 

, inspiring drama, and relevant] 

sages in the unhiersity gym. The 3r(| 

connect with you. T 

Other churches within driving lijgl 

preacnuig o, -"-^--^ ^^ up'quickly. are located in Cleveland, Hixso„,Jasp^ 

wo'r^Wp service starts at 11:00. SSVrvice begins at 9.00 A.M., and Harrison, Tenn.,chijrches,aswellaslil 

•me Ooltewah S.DA congregahon has a !?^ ^'^^J^^ „io:i5. For those Camoun. Cohutta, Rmggold, R„ss«l J 

Women's Ministry class and invites S^bath ^"om ^^^^ WUdwood, Ga. I 

Soulern students to attend. It offers Sfress who miss die first service, ^^^ ^ exhaustive Ust of churchi^l 

Managementseminarsweekly Young f^u- at 11.30. . .. . . .1 

,ap. The McDonald Roa Church^hoM^ home^n"^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^ 

services at 8:50 AM. and 11:25^ Sabbaft ^^^^ ^pe organ, or the honest, powerful 

School begins at 10:00. San«ord Gaps "^"^"^^ ^ senior pastor Ed Wnght have 

SabbaUi School class starts at 9:00, and die preacrmig ^ ^^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^j^^ 

person membership. First service starts a 
8:55 AM. followed by Sabbadi School at 
10-20 A second service begins at 11:25. 

The CoUegedale Korean congregafion 
invites people of all eflinicittes to attend serv- 
ices. A medium-sized church, it offers a con- 
temporary worship style witti a time for 
praise music and study of die Word. The 
main sanctuary holds services in Korean. 
Sabbadi School begins at 9:30, worship serv- 
ice at 11:00. 

Spanish speakers— the CoUegedale 
Spanish congregadon welcomes you! WiUi 
vibrant weekly services and Spanish fellow- 
ship, you'll feel at home. The Spanish 
Church holds two services on Sabbafli, one 
at 9:00, and die second at 11:30. Sabbath 
School starts at 10:15. 

Al ten o'clock, every Sabbath morning, tors and tones, look t 
Souten's own shidents and Pastor Mike weekly service hmes , 
Fulbright bring you Collegedale's most Accent 

the Joker. I _. 
1 this section s 

Meet the religion editor 

Week of Prayer powers u 

Jeremiah AxT 

reugion Reporter 

Most shidents agree fliat the purpose of 
a week of prayer is to refocus on God, and 
having convocation once a week is good, 
but somediing more than die meetings 
must keep the spiritiial atmosphere from 
waning. Some who attended said that the 
week of prayer was not enough. Stirdents 
were still ti-ymg to get used to new sched- 
ules and dorm rooms. 

Pearson said Uiat his idea for week of 
prayer is to help diose who attend to refo- 
cus dieir priorities. His goal is to let listen- 

ers know the power that can be foun:| 
Christ, which is what he learned i^ 
first started spealdng for the Lord. 

During one of his first talks, giv 
prison at the age of 13, he discovered j 
ids own knowledge — and nervi 
insufficient But he realized that tl 
of God prevails and changes hearlsno J 
ter the weaknesses of those He calls lo" 
His work. 

Elder Pearson is an excellent ! 
Those who heard him say diat his mA 
day parables helped diem see God moit; 
sonally, and reconsider tiieir relatimt 
with Him. 



N Ivuri 

Welcome to the Religion pa^a' "I 
the Accent. I'm Jared Wright, lln 
editor of this section. In this pari iil 
the paper, above all, we want lo ^;iv^■ 
you quality material that will nfliil 
Jesus. With all of the tilings >\a\ 


, R.'l 

The Accent encourages students to 
try all the different churches injie 
area and find a church family. 

Iiclp makr Ki'lij.n(ni imiclic 

On these Iwo pages, look for sto- 
ries, music and book reviews, wor- 
shii) tliouglits, and updates on the 
student missionaries and task-force 
workers serving all over tlie world. 

We will bring you news from our ,., , , 

campus and Uie worid, our views, ^'^' "' f' '"T' *" "' '" J"'\ 
and bits of humor. ""<^""B- '^ "= '"=«'" " "™ ^"^^ool 

We want your involvement and f '^^ ''" ^"""^ ^ assurance diat 
input. We welcome your responses }'^''l ''»" B™f *'=",''. "' "" P^par 
and comments on Ule material in !"« *» ^V- ^^ ?™l '" ^'s i 
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Students react to Week of Praye 

s. Soups, Pastas. Pc 

is. Hot Postos, A Desserts 
d Da<ly)l 

Thursday, September 12, 2002 

The Southern Accent 7 


Students react to 9-11 anniversary 

Remembrances of one year ago spark thoughtfulness, hope, anger 

There are still mixed 
events of September 11, 2001. It was a time 
^ of shock, anger, horror, bewilderment. 
Some students were in class. Others were 
working. A lucky few were still in bed. 

But things changed forever at 8:46 a.m. 
Two planes, two towers, two explosions. 
two collapses, two more missing planes, 
two more crashes - in the span of two 
hours, life as Americans knew it was 
changed forever. It has been called this 
generation's D-Day, their Pearl Harbor. 

One year ago, the Southern Accent ran 
student reactions to the attacks. This year Andrea Keele 
we find out how things are different. Here Sophomore 
a few students share their views on the General Studies 

anniversary of the day that changed their ^^,^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^ 

^^^^ makes me realize that Jesus is coming soon." 

Quotes compiled by Heidi Martella 

Crystal Micheff 


Intercultural Communication 

People are more cautious. They think about 
life more, like the smaD details, sudi as being 
nght with God " 

Rafael Preuss 
International Business 

"It doesn't seem like if s been a year. 
I remember it so well If s odd and if s 
like only yesterday" 

We remember September 11 
and were scared because under 
neath our pahiotism there runs a 
current of fear Fear of whaf s going 
to happen tomorrow next week, 
next month next > ear 

Joe Haynes 
General Studies 

"It seems like it just happened. You just 
never know what will happen. America is still 
healing but we're still strong." 

Keri Redfem 
Pre-Physical TTierapy 

"I think there is more of an 
emphasis on family values. People 
can't take things for granted. You're 
never guaranteed another day." 

Tanya Maynard 
Art-Graphic Design 

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much damage. TTiey would be really dumb to 
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What's the Accent? 

Welcome from the SA president 

Rachel Bostic 

Yes it's finally here. The Southern Accent 
first issue of the fall semester. I deeded to 
wail until September 12 for a lew reasons. 
First, last year's editor Daniel Olson had an 
extremely difficult lime trying lo put out an 
issue during Week of Prayer. Like many of 
you 1 had 7 a.m. classes and didn't think I 
could pull of f making it to class every day and 
putting out an Accent of the quality you 

That brings me to my second reason. 1 
wanted to make sure the Accent was the best 
it could be. As they say, you only gel one 
chance to make a first impression. 

Why do 1 care so much about the quality 
of the Accent'? Well, it is my job. but if s more 
than tliat. Tlie Accent is your paper. We are 

funded primarily "V "il"" f °''»2,!VJdt't 
already paid for it- Our ™n» '^ "P"™™' 
voice since 1926". 1 intend to hold to that fflis 
year by making the Accent a forum for dis- 
cussion, agreement, and argument. 

•jrcaTget involved in a lot of ways. You 
can write a letter to the editor by You can write to the 
secUon editors at ther respective emails to tell 
them what you're drinking. You can write for 
the Accent as a staff member. You can read it 
and get involved widi the things that are men- 
tioned inside. . , , I- J 

Gordon Bietz told me that he feels hard 
questions are necessary. The Accent is the 
place to ask them and hopefully even get a 
response to them. 

This year, the Accent is yours. Grab it and 
run widi it! 



by Rachel Bostic 

Thumbs up on Week of 
Prayer. Walter Pearson is a 
tremendous speaker and 
used a number of parables to 
drive home his point— tliat 
each of us need Christ and 
cannot make il on our own. 
Tlie cliurch was full every 
(lay for the service despite seven a,m. classes, 
and the week culminated with a touching ves- 
pers and baptism. 'ITianks for a blessing. 
Inkier Pearson! 

Thumbs down on the 
Campus Kitchen closing 
Sunday for the pancake break- 
fast. Some students did not 
want to go to the pancake 
breakfast, and this left them 
with no place to eat until the 



leil a 

Thumbs up on people 

4 who have applied to be sena- 
tors. This is a great opportu- 
nity for people who would 
like to make a difference on 
campus. It can be a difficult 
process getting enough peo- 
ple to sign a petition and vote, 
so diose who stick it through are really peo- 
ple to admire. We have faith that you will lis- 
ten to the students and try lo make this cam- 
pus a better place. 

f Thumbs down on the 
power situations. Brock's air 
conditioning was just fixed, 
which disrupted classes dur- 
ing tile repair. Some of the 
auxiliary houses have electri- 
cal problems, including very 
few grounded plugs or shorts. Power out- 
ages seem to happen weekly for no apparent 
reason. What's going on and why isn't it 
being fixed? 



-lUtTTbifo^^^ii^'iretwo weeks into 

school already. . 

Ths year is going to be incredible Wf 
have a whole bunch of freshmen, we have 
lots of pretty girls and suave fellows Right 
now some of you are probably still tryme I- ■ 
figure out whaf s cool, who's cool, what p. . 
pie do and what people don't do. 

I am not here to tell you the answei to 
these questions. I n fact 111 add a 

few of my own. But I think they II help you 
find the answers you're looking for. 

What do you thtak of worship atten- 
dance? How about the convocations thus 
far? What do you do on Sabbath after- 
noons? What about Sundays? Do you like 
Uie inti-amural sports offered? What do you 
tiiink about going to Atlanta or Nashville for 
dinner and hanging out with your friends 
one evening? Would you go to church if you 
didn't have to be out of the dorm at 10 a.m.? 
Would you go to 'Vespers if it wasn't 
required? What do you like about Southern, 
and what would you change? 

I don't want to do tilings because the 
answer to these questions is, "Thaf s just 
the way it is". I tiiink it is good find out 

1 have learned in life to question EVERY- 
THING. Without questioning, we do not 
know why we believe what we do. Why are 
you a Seventh-day Adventist? Is it because 
you were told the "truth" growing up or 

eveyone else from your academy is here, I 
your parents went here or it was expected I 
of you? Or are you ti^uly choosing your life? I 

I think it's good to shake tilings up e 
once in while. If you don't question whail 
you believe and why, then you will not know I 
where to stand when the real questioning I 
begins. I 

I am very excited about this year I wll 
tell the truth straight from my hearll 
though, I am not here to get recognition or | 
feel "cool." Lefs shake things up. It i: 
my place to tell the students what anil 
when, but instead I am here to be yourref| 
resentative to the rest of the student bod 
and to the administration. Please talk to m 
and you can hold me accountable to get ym | 
an answer I am waiting to hear from you. 

Remembering 9-11 

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All signed opinions are those of tile authors and do not necessarily reflect tile views of 
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or its advertisers. 

The AccEtrr «e|,ts letters to the editor, but Uie Accent is unlikely to print anonymous 
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phone or email. 

© 2002 The SouUiern Accent 

You can each probably remember exact- 
ly where you were when you heard the news 
- 1 know 1 can. My flexible home-school 
schedule allowed me to be at work that morn- 
ing. But the dullness of another morning at 
work was suddenly broken when my boss 
rushed into the shop, bearing the unbeliev- 
able news that a plane had hit the World 
Trade Center in New York City. 'TVhat on 
earth? Planes don't just fly into biiildings like 
Ihatl" was tile Uiought filling my mind at that 

But when 1 followed him back to the tel- 
evision set, il was clear Uiat it was real. I had 
expected a minor accident, as if an errant 
Cessna pilot had suffered one of those "unex- 
pected contacts with terrain" against one of 
the lowering sti-uctures. But no; a huge ori- 
fice gaped from the side of one tower, and a 
similar, equally gigantic hole had just been 
blown into Uie second by another airplane. 
Each gash poured out clouds of Uiick black 
smoke. And this wasn't caused by a Cessna 
piloted by someone with just a major lack of 
tiilent. These were two giant Boeing airiiners: 
no one yet knew who had directed them into 
the sides of America's second and third-high- 
est buildings. And Uien Uie ultimate shock: 

seeing boUi immense buildings, the sigB* 
lure of the New York skyline, crash to 111 
ground like houses built of dominoes. 

Next was the Pentagon. Certai* 
among the top few buildings we all «m« 
have expected to have the highest Icvdi 
protection, the Pentagon and the mie 
House were apparentiy both targeted, ^] 
brave airplane passengers may have sa« 
the White House, dying as heroic martyrs < 
the process. , 

But since the tragic events of that fc; 
September 11, 2001, in which over !»■ 
innocent people are believed to have !«■ 
ished, we as Americans have in many "^ 
grown stronger. Patriotism, understan»^ 
and Uie feeling of community afl P*^,! 
response to the horrific attacks °" I 
nation. We have been given counUess e | 
pies of heroism: firefighters rushing inl" 
flaming towers. Pentagon officers neji^| 
tile wounded from burning offices. | 
sands of American soldiers willing » « ■ 
Uieir all to protect our nation. And pen Jj;| 
most poignant of all. a handful of or ^^^^| 
airline passengers who by Uieir ''" y^i,-! 
effort, gave Uieir lives to save an unto j^l 
ber of others. Let us each always reniB ■ 
tiieir sacrifices, and be ivilling M '" 
their footsteps. 


Want to be heard? 

Write a letter to the editor. 


Thursday, September 12, 2002 

The Southern Aocbnt 9 


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Sale begins September 11 
Ends September 15 

Thursday, September u 

Week two NFL picks 

Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore 

The Hue's just hired Jon Gruden |. 

revamp the offense, and Baltimore released I 

Atlanta half their team for salary cap reasons,! 

star, QB Michael VicK, jjp^vgver, they still have a solid group of core I 

players and might surprise some people, and I 

I'm not real high on the Buc's QB situation. ' 

Who's Hot: Raven's LB Ray Lewis 

Who's Not; All of the Bucs' QBs 

Pick: Tampa Bay 

Who's Hot Brian Urlacher 

Who's Not The Falcons offensive Line 

Pick: Bears 

Arizona vs. Seattle 

Seahawks QB Trent Dilfer is on 
game winning streak as a starter, which I 
ipells trouble for the Cardinals. It would any- 1 

Cinciimati vs. Cleveland 

Both teams finished .500 in the preseason ^ 

and their regular seasons aren't looking too ^^^ jj ^^ „js„.( injured. However, 1 have 

oromising either. The Browns hope QB Tral jgngdence in Arizona so Seattle still gets 

1^ , . ■„ ,. i.-.^r, ,.,oll after tear- 


will be working well after tear- 

Red Sox Beat Team Sayler, 18-16 

Ethan Nkana 

S unns RupoR'iT.H 

" Last Thursday the Red Sox won their first 
game, beating Team Sayler by 2 points. 
Team Sayler had a commanding four point 
lead over the Red Sox at the end of the first 

Team Sayler knocked in a whopping 
sixruns in the top of the fifth, which came to 
an end with a jaw-dropping catch by Gregory 
VanWart back at the left-field fence. 

James Fedusenko made an amazing slide 
into home after Chris Carpenter's base hit in 
the bottom of the fifth as the Red Sox tried to 
cut into Team Sayler's 13-7 lead. 

The Red Sox hit 11 runs in just the fifth 
and sixth innings and by die top of the sev- 
enth they had mounted an 18-15 lead ( 

his right elbow in the prfr 

Who's Hot The Bengals offensive Une 
Who's Not Anyone who watches this 


Who's Hot Seattle's QB Trent Dilfer 
Who's Not Seattle's Coach Mike 
Pick: Seattle 

N.Y. Giants vs. SL Louis 

St. Louis was rartked first in offense and I 
second in defense last year. The Giants wil 

As the second inning rolled around the 
Red Sox played the outfield professionally 

getting the first three batters of Team Sayler ^^_^^_ __^^ 

out Late in the third inning Sayler outfield- ,^^^^ Sayler. Russell Ngwenya made a hero 

cr Russell Ngwenya prevented a Red Sox .^ ^,.j^ -^^^^ ^^^^^ j^ 0,^ ,(,p „( t|,e seventh, 

homer by snagging a fly ball deep in center j^^j ^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^^.^ „(f ^ jgjp jy bail to 

field. finish off team Sayler, 18-16. 

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Xollegedale is no longer the little village 

1 not campaigning for the sale of 
beer, but if a business wants to come to town 
and open a restaurant that sells beer, I am not 
against that" 

Sheffield said he does not support the sale 
of liquor or the opening of a bar within ci^ lim- 
its. "Tlie citizens vote on liquor, and I don't 
Ihinktliey support iL" 

The two open seats on the commission are 
currently held by Vice Mayor Jimmy Eller and 
Commissioner Chuck Whidden. Whidden has 
said tliat he will not seek re-election while Eller 
would not comment on his candidacy. 

The Titans have Steve McNair at QB and ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^ y^gj^ A-game to walk away with 
a "W" after this contesL 

Who's Hot: Giants DE Michael Strahan 
What's Not: The Rams being winless. 
Pick: Rams 

Buffalo vs. Minnesota 

The Bills picked up Drew Bledsoe, butthf I 
Vikings vAW keep the scoreboard lit up all 
day with their arsenal of offensive threats. 
Who's Hot: The Viking Big Three: 
Culpepper, Moss and Alexander 
Who's Not Ml three fans of the Buffalo 
Pick: Minnesota 

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Eddie George at RB. The Cowboys lost to a 

expansion team. Need I say more? 

Who's Hot Jevon Kearse, aka The Freak 
Whaf s Not: Dallas' Raghib Ismail's hernia 
Pick: Titans 

Miami vs. Indianapolis 

This game is going to be a 60-minute 
highlight reel because both teams contain 
dangerous offensive weapons. Keep an eye 
on Miami's newly acquired RB Ricky 

Who's Hot: The Colt's triple threat: 

Manning, James and Harrison 

Who's Not: RB Ricky Williams' Manager, 

Master P 

Pick: Miami 

Jacksonville vs. Kansas City 

Don't expect too much action in this 
game. Both teams had a poor 6-10 record last 

Who's Hot: Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez 
Who's Not: Jags Coach Tom Coughlin 
Pick: Kansas City 

Green Bay vs. New Orleans 

Both teams are coming off exciting over- 
time wins and this game could get interest- 
ing. In the end, though, the Packers Brett 
Farve is always a good choice. 

Who's Hot: Packers RB Ahraan Green 

Who's Not: the Packer's defense 

Pick: Green Bay 

New England vs. N.Y. Jets 

The defending champion Patriots will 
have their hands full against the Jets' 
revamped defense. 

Who's Hot: Patriots QB Tom Brady 

Who's Not Every Jets QB since Joe 

Pick; New England 

Detroit vs. Carolina 

Last season Detroit and Carolina had 2-14 
and 1-15 records, respectively. You do the 

Who's Hot Nobody 

Who's Not: Detroit without Barry 

Houston vs. San Diego 

The Texans are the newest addition to»| 
NFL and should be a lot of fun to watch, b*| 
San Diego beat the Bengals by 28 points Ii5| 
Sunday and I think they ™11 have sim»| 
results with Houston. 

Who's Hot: Junior Seau 

Who's Not First-year expansion teams 

Pick: San Diego 

Denver vs. San Franciso 

Denver lost one of the league 
in Terrel Davis, and the N 
league's best receiver 

Terrell 0«e»| 

However, the Broncos did beat St L""'^ '' 

week and the 49ers nearly beat *'='"'.Vl 

Still, the 'Niners are one of the best in ■ 

Whaf s Hot The Mile-high salute 
•Who's Not 49ers menUl mistakes 
Pick; San Francisco 

Oakland vs. Pittsburgh 

Jerome Bettis, aka the Bus, will ■)"'" ^l 
every Oakland defender on his way ■ 
ting a "W" in Pittsburgh's win column. 

Who's Hot Pittsburgh's #1 defense 

Who's Not Kordell Stewart 

Pick: Pittsburgh 

Pliiladelphia vs. Wasliington 

This will turn out 


game as ine SKins oiieitsc o"" — . 

catch up to then- respective Blent leve ■ 
Who's Hot Steve Spurrier 
Who's Not Skin's Defense last wee 
Pick: Eagles 

Thursday, September 12, 2002 

The Southern Accent U 

f^^ canriDus chatter 

Week of: September 13-20 

Calendar of Events 


7:51p Sunset 

8:00p Vespers - Ken Rogers (Church) 

BIRTHDAYS: Brad Whitsett, Dane Ewing, Jeremy Sharp, Jose' 
Franco, Pierre Pointdujour, Rachel Sundin, Yvonne Becker, Mr. 
Doug Frood 


9 & ll;30a Church Services - Ed Wright 

10:00a The Third - Ed Wright (lies) 

7;30p Evensong (Church) 

9:00p Diversions 

BIRTHDAYS: Don Lee, Jayme Rosenberger, Michelle 
Doucoumes, Ryan Maybrook, Shari Faigao, Tonya Kennedy 


3:30p University Senate 

BIRTHDAYS: Alexis Audate, Anna Schultz, Becky Gerrans, 
Brianne Slusarenko, Erika Wenzel-Anderson, Jenny Micheff, 
Jesse Brass, Kristy Sigsworth, Marinda Haynes, Nathan Taube, 
Ryan Child 


Flag Football Sign-Ups 

9:00a-5:00p Book Buy Back (Campus Shop) 

11:45a Tornado Siren Test 

7;00p Joint Worship-Campus Ministries (Thatcher) 

BIRTHDAYS: Brittany Shipbaugh, Christen Ruiz, Heather 
Durst, Karen Garner, KeUy Gennick, Rob York, Steve Callahan 


9:00a-5:00p Book Buy Back (Campus Shop) 

7-OOp SA Senate Orientation OVhite Oak Room) 

BIRTHDAYS: Jeff Dickerson, Jeff MacNeill, NataUe Gordon, 

Mr. Eric Schoonard 


ll:00a Convocation - Bradley Richardson: JobSmarts (Hes) 

BIRTHDAYS: Brooke Reading, Nissa Haugen, Sam Shafer, 

Dr. Michael Basel 



7:41p Sunset 

•OOp Vespers - Campus Ministries (Church) 

BIRTHDAYS- Annette Chaviano, Brian McDonald, Chandra 
Morgan, Chrystal Lawson, Jep Calkins, Steven Murphy Yaiza 
Del Valle, Mr. Eddie Avant, Billie Frederickson, Wayne Hazen, 
Alesia Overstreet 

Got something to say? 

If you would like to greet or usher people 
at The Third on Sabbath mornings, 
please contact Pam at pdietricli@south- 

BLOOD DRIVE: There will be a 
Blood Assurance blood drive on Taylor 
Circle on September 16 & 17. 

ACT EXAM: The next exam date is 
Friday, September 20 at 8 a.m. Call 
the Counseling Center at 2782 to regiser. 

NATIONAL EXAM schedule: 
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) subject 
exams only. Test date is November 11. 
The deadline is September 20. 

EVER HAD A "walking taco"? This 
Saturday night you will have the oppor- 
tunity to do so! For Diversions, meet in 
the Dining Hall at 9 p.m. for a night of 
table games, fi-ee food and a good time! 

CIRCLE K Internadonal will be spon- 
soring a carwash on September 13 from 
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The car wash will 
be held at Brock Hall parking lot. All 
profit will go to further Circle K's min- 
istry to better die well being ol children 
both in our community and around the 
world. For more Information about 
Circle K visit us during our next club 
meeting on September 24 at noon in die 
Presidential Banquet Room or at 7:30 
p.m. in the TV room of Thatcher South. 

TASK FORCE and SM re-enlry 
retreat If you were a student mission- 
ary or a taskforce worker diis past year, 
come and share a time of fellowship! 
The retreat will take place this weekend 
September 13-14 at Laurelbrook camp. 
Vans will leave from Wright Hall at 5 
p.m. sharp on Friday afternoon. Please 
do not be late! For fiirdier information, 
please contact Stephen Lundquist at 

VESPERS this Friday: Vespers has 

been changed from an outdoor vespers 
to the church, with our very own chap- 
lain Ken Rogers speaking. This is a 
humorous, spirit-filled, charismatic man 
who speaks for God! Outdoor vespers 
will take place September 27 in front of 
Summerour Hall. 

NEW ENGLAND Adventist Heritage 
Tour (Oct. 15-20): The New England 
Adventist Heritage Tour offers a unique 
opportunity to experience your Adventist 
heritage. This tour is designed to be 
more than just a historical tour It will be 
a spiritual blessing that you will long 
rememberi! For more information con- 
tact: Marius Asaftei at asaftei®south- or 3060 

PREPARE your portfolio! Portfolio 
working sessions to help Education 
Students prepare dieir professional port- 
folios are scheduled in Summerour Hall 
on Tuesdays, September 17. October 15 
and November 12 at 11 a-m. 


Monday, September 23, at Ackerman 
Auditorium. Come hear Miroslav Loncar 
perform from his repertofre of 
Renaissance to contemporary Latin 
American guitar music. Dn Loncar has 
performed in Austria, Croatia, and the 
United States. 

week will be Edwin I. Hernandez. Dr. 
Hernandez is Program Director for die 
Center for die Study ol Latino Religion at 
die University of Notre Dame and has 
also served at Antillean Adventist 
University in Puerto Rico and Andrews 
University in Michigan. Convocation will 
be held in the church. 

vote for your SA Senators at diese loca- 
tions on Thursday. September 12: After 
convocation - lies, 11:30-1:15 -dining hall, 
1:30 4:45 - Promenade, 5^:30 dinmg hall, 
6:45-10;00 residence halls. 

Please turn in all announcements tor : 
by noon Monday to chatter@south 

Looking for a job? 

Bradley Richardson will be at convoca- 
tion Thursday, September 19, in lies RE. 
Center He is a best-selling author, pro- 
fessional speaker, and consultant to 
Fortune 500 connpanies such as AT&T, 
GTE, and Union Carbide. He speaks to 
thousands of young job seekers at uni- 
versities across the country each year. 

Go to convocation. 

Thursday, September u, 


The J 



A NOTE TO FRESHMAN-from JotKithon iiwirii 

Busy readjusting to the 
Southern good life 

Funny, yet annoying 

rdttors note Since Dennis wilt be ranting 

liere alt year don t you llitnit its time lie got 

Miini new ideas* PIrase email your rant wor 

tin niricems and annoyances to dmaynifi'south 

I ! I ndlit Dennis rage for us all 

i I I liivi bnn sloppinR mt nn llu 

I ind iiskin^ if I m gomK to be 

I 1 1 ^ im Ihis year Aiid oh how i love 

I y iln ^hdltered look in their eyes 

\ yes 

Uill I 

inolht r year, and already I m 

II i'^ 111 il lie funny and yet 

I 1 ilways funny at llit 

I \ou tan tell who tilt 

I II nurroom' Heslhc 

liift i I ij pants seeks shoes 

nil ii\i 1 the stall 1 m from 

n il s 111 v( r below fjo degri 

«hin I 




11 something 
doll they just 
with a bloody 
n a tank top eat 

piik 1 iiidliiy Kiiiii 
iiic lUioiorui. 

Ml lirsi rooiiiiiiate was the best He was 
froiii Wiseunsin anei he would always make 
fun ot tile South It would be one in die 
morniiiK 1 d he h-yini; to sleep and he d be 
11 his desk I dont know nUnp elieese or 

sometliing and he'd say... "What were you 
guys thinking at Little Round Top? 
Charging uphill in broad daylight? Geez." 

Well I'm Dennis Mayne, and if I can 
bring a smile to your week, consider me a 
happy man. 

Bon 7 you wish Dennis Mayne, junior pre- 
physical llierapy major, were your roommate? 
Yeah, me neither 

Top ten reasons to work for the Accent 

by Mary Nikityn 

10. The managing editor is hot. 
9. You want to tell all your friends in 
Michigan tliat you finally picked up an 

8. You'd give anything for that giddy 
feeling of being able to open Uie 
Student Center after hours. 
7. You'll never become news so you 
might as well write it. 
6. You're a computing major who 
owes me money and indentured servi- 
tude seems like the way to go. 
5. You have very high standards for 

copy editing and al theese errors 

drive u nutz.* 

4. You're a Theology major bent on 

sabotaging the Humor Page. (Now is 

that nice?) 

3. You want your name on something 

besides the police blotter 

2. It sounds like a good way to get 


1 . You took a Nazarite vow to write 

for the Humor Page and tarn your 

columns in ON TIME.* 

■Please come work for the Accent. 

Mary Nikityn 

Humor EprroR 

I love Southern. The sun is always 
shining, the mosquitoes carrying West 
Nile haven't gotten here yet, and when 
the vrind blows just right, you can smell 
Little Debbies all the way to Hickman. 
Ah, doesn't it just make you want to stay 
here forever, marry a theology major, 
have five kids, and send them all here to 
get married just as soon as they're old 
enough? (There, Dr. Bietz. Can 1 keep 
the page now?) It doesn't? Good. You 
all had me worried for a minute there. 
Call it a personal idiosyncrasy, but I just 
don't see getting married in December 
as entirely the best campus-wide fad. 

Cfknow, I should insert a note to all 
the new freshmen here. It has come to 
my attention that some of you actually 
read the Summer Session issue of the 
Accent and are concerned that you will 
indeed be required to get married while 
you are here. This is, to the best of my 
knowledge, not in fact the case. Sorry, 
theology majors — you'll have to come up 
with some other excuse. But then, what 
do 1 know? I haven't tried to graduate 

I really am happy to be back here 
though. In fact, I've been happy to be 
back since the end of July. At this point, 
I'm downright ecstatic to see anyone 
who isn't a freshman computing major.* 
It was a nice month, though.** I had a 
good long time to settle in, act like I 
owned the place, and take my ID card on 
a grand tour of every office on campus 
that deals with ID cards (and several 
that don't) before I was allowed to be a 
fully validated denizen. But that was 
worth it — the door lets me out this year. 

The month also gave me a good 
chance to get reacquainted with the 
hours between 6 and 10 o'clock in the 
morning. On the plus side, it makes get- 
ting up for 8 am class now a bit easier. 
Unfortunately, anything after 10 am falls 
right smack dab in the middle of nap- 
time. Sorry, Dr. Burks. 

Regardless of severe sleep deficits on 
my part, my fifty million psychology 
classes do seem to be going well, 
though. Even if I happen to (accidental- 
ly of course) zone out completely in one 
class, I can rest assured that we will be 
learning exactly the same thing in my 
next two classes. Luckily, the teacher 
anecdotes are different, and that's what 
matters. Plus, it feels really good to 
lough about correlation in statis- 


tics to interpret a wide range of data.'Por 


There is a .6 correlation between p 
ents who attended Southern and stu- 1 
dents now attending. This means that I 
36% of the student body's parents came I 
here, met and married Theology majors, [ 
and expect their children to do the s 

Tliere is an approximately .21 corre I 
lation between cafeteria food and actual I 
organic material. This means that only I 
about 4.41% of cafeteria "food" is actually | 
edible. It is also important here to b 
in mind that this is an average figure. | 
Since the food is at least 97% edible o: 
pasta day, you probably won't even wai 
to think about the math for the rest ol I 
the week. I know I don't, but 1 tend to | 
feel that way about math. 

And, of course, there's thejoker. Jusll 
mentioning this saves me from doiajl 
any more math because everyone kno\^^ f 
there is absolutely no correlation whal| 
soever between information listed ii 
Joker and, well, anything. I've just gotio I 
wonder how all those December bridei| 
and grooms managed it 

I mean, never mind the daunfiii8| 
prospect of trying to decide if you r 
want to spend the rest of yo«'| 
Theological career with this particular I 
nurse. Ignore the infinitesimal dianffl 
of actually succeeding at the daMfl 
game. How do you even mfc' someo»'| 
when the most coherent social status o> 
campus is "Not Interested"? 

Never mind. I don't really want "I 
know. Life is good just die way it is- 

Poor, delusional Mary Nikityn- *l 
junior psychology major must havejoti 
ten about Research Design & StaM' 
when she wrote that last sentence. 

•Just kidding; you guys are gre* 
**Note: Glaring understatement- 

Tuition Breakdown 




Joker update 

The Southern Accent 



I hltp://accent.sout]iem.edii 

Volume 58, Issue 3 

iCoUegedale honors principal Mathi 

passes 2,200 

The Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist 
I Church overfilled on Wednesday as thou- 
sands turned out to remember the life of 
David William Mathi, the principal of A.W 
Spalding Elementary School who died of a 
I heart attack on Saturday at age 51. 

Collegedale Academy and Spalding had a 

I memorial service Monday morning which 

I included leaving a line of flowers alongside 

1 University Drive in front of the building. Both 

I schools were closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Mathi's life was remembered by leaders in 

I die Seventh-day Adventist Church and by 

I leaders in education from both Collegedale 

I and the Orlando area, where he was principal 

I of Orlando junior Academy for eight years. 

I While his death was treated as a tragedy, he 

as remembered for his humor and for his 

jrvice in education. 

Stan Dobias. associate pastor at Florida 

I Hospital Church, consoled members of the 

1 Mathi family. 

"David lived more in 51 years than most 
I people do in their entire lives." he said. "He 
I touched not hundreds, but thousands of 

Teaching, many times, is a thankless job," 
I Dobias said to Mathi's wife, Diane, who is also 
1 teacher. "We are here to thank you for the 
I ministry of teaching you did." 

Tim Cross, a youth pastor at the 
I Collegedale church, took audience members 
back through educator's life from his birth in 
1 Bombay, India. His grandparents were "pio- 
s in the Adventist church in India," Cross 
I said, and his father was an Adventist adminis- 
I trator. 

"From a young age he was a very spiritual 
I person." Cross said. Mathi has originally 
I wanted to be a minister, but eventually com- 
I bined "love of kids and skills in education 
I administration and grew to be an incredible 
I school administrator." 

After earning a masters degree in educa- 
I Hon administration from Andrews University 
I Mathi went to teach at Waldvrick Junior 
I Academy in Waldwick, NJ. where he met his 
I wife and eventually became principal. In 1988, 
I he left to be principal of Garden State 
I Academy in Tranquility. NJ. before joining 
I Orlando Junior Academy. 

Richard Smith, associate director of educa- 

tion at the Florida Conference of Seventh-day 
Adventists, fought back emotions while recall- 
ing the work Mathi had done for OJA "When 
David- first came to OJA it was a dying school 
that owed the conference thousands of dol- 
lars," he said. "When David left, students 
were transferring to OJA and the school had 
hundreds of thousands of dollars in the 

Ed Wright, senior pastor for the 
Collegedale SDA Church, lead die congrega- 
tion in lighting candles as he urged members 
of the Collegedale community to keep Mathi's 
mission of education alive. 

•'We need a light," Wright said. "Jesus 
became the light of David's hope. David 
served a risen Lord. He was passionate about 
bringing students to Jesus." 

'To you teachers, will you renew your 
commitment to students?" he said. "I ask you 
students, will you guard the flame that David 
lit in your hearts?" 

Wright also praised Mathi's work in rais- 
ing funds for Spalding. "Who of us will raise 
that cause?"' he said. "We must keep that 
flame alive." 

"We will find strength in this adversity that 
we didn't know existed," Wright said. "We 
will guard the flame of faith that David lit with- 
in us and we m\\ light the world." 

Students and faculty gathered here in front 
of A. W. Spalding Elementary School 
Monday morning to show their respects for 
Principal David Mathi. 

Photo by Jon Leiand 

Southern in top tier 

U.S. News & World report releases America's Best Colleges report 

Rachel Bostic 

Southern Adventist University has been 
ranked as one of the top schools by U.S. Newra 
& World Report in their annual "America's Best 
Colleges" article. Southern took 27th place in 
the Southern Comprehensive Colleges 
Bachelor's category 

Placement in the rankings is determined by 
several factors: peer assessment, retention 
rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, 
financial resources and alumni giving. The tier 
rankings go down from the top to tier four. 

Other Adventist institutions also ranked 
well in tiie report. Columbia Union ranked in 
tier three in the North Comprehensive 

Officials thrilled with 

Southern has had over 2.200 students 
enrolled for tlie second year in a row. Marc 
Grundy, director of Enrollment Services, 
attributes such high enrollment to the grace 

The Enrollment Services team plays just 
a small part in why our enrollment has 
increased. " he said. 

Grundy believes there are many fectors 
that go into why we have so many students. 
"God is THE reason Southern has succeeded 
so dramatically over these past 5 years." 
expressed Grundy. 

Over the last five years enrollment has 
increased by 31 percent. In 1998 there were 
1,669 undergraduate students enrolled, a 
number which has increased to this year's 
high of 2,199 undergraduates. 

However, the increase does not come 

from an over population in freshman. The 

freshman head count has actually gone down 

over the last two years by 15%. The number of 

. ... students at graduate level has also dropped 

Bachelor's schools, while . Atlantic Union ^^ ^^^^, ,^^ p^^^^^^j However, graduate stu- 

College ranked in tier four in the same catego-^^^^^ ^^ ^.^^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^an they have 

ry In the West Comprehensive Bachelor's cat- 1^^^^^.^ 

egory, both Union College and Southwestern jhjs year Southern has 116 students fi-om 
ranked in tier three, while Pacific Union ^^ ^.^^j^^^^^j^^jgij^^jf jj^^ y^ited States bor- 
College ranked in the top tier. j^^.^ student Association Executive Vice 

In an email to faculty and staff, Rob Howell, p^ggi^jgnt Anthony Vera Cruz is excited about 
director of public relations, said that a large j,^^ increased enrollment and the high num- 
portion of the rankings is determined by the j^^^. ^^ ^j^^^^^^fg f^.^^^ ^j^er countries, 
reputation an institution has in its region, '^e .,j ^^.^^^ ^ j^ ^^^^ (^ ],gyg g^ ^lany new 
have been working at letting them know about gj^^jgntg ^^i^ g^ch diverse backgrounds and 
our quality university and it seems to be paying ^p.^.^^g j^ enriches Southern in so many 
off." said Howell. ^gyg/' said Vera Cruz. 

More information about Southern s ranking 
is available in the September 23 issue of U.S. 
News & World Report or at their website. 


















See the 


Pages 8-9 

Love is the vital essence ttiat 
pervades and permeates, from 
the center to the circumference, 
the graduating circles of all \^ 

thought and action. 

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton 

Gym-Masters start strong 

57 selected for team 

^1 AcroFest will be held a 

Southern in November. Top-level 

. clinicians will be on campus, and 

( The new Gym-Master team has ^^ GymMastens are hosting a giant 

been selected and two-hour prac- ^^j^jj („r the visiting gyitmasls. 

lices have begun in preparaUon for ;^„e„da„ce is expected to be 

Iheir first performance at View .^^^^^ 700 and 1000 students. 

Soudiern later this month. xhe team is scheduled to do a 

This year's theme for |,jiftime show for the Chicago Bulls 

GymMasters is based on the ^^ ^^^^ b„„| Sunday A spraig 

Sermon on the Mount and Matthew ^^^^ mission trip has been 

6:21, "For where your treasure is, p|j„„eij to an as-yet undetermined 
there your heart will be also." As in 
the past shows will incorporate an 
anti-drug message. 

GymMaster shows will be chore- 
ographed similar to a circus. The j ryoui nuiuuei 
program will tell a story throughout jj^,, S(.h„arz 

iK,> .,^nn.i« rniitines The StOrV iS „. -.a ,U^ t^r,, 

location. GymMaster Sandra 

Higgins said, "It will be a chance to 

help others and use gymnastics as 

an instrument to reflect God." 

Tryout numbers were down this 

I't worried. 


Adisa Abiose 
Ashley Schafer 
Ashleigh Brown 
Andy Wade 
Armand Devoir 
Bekki Grifin 
Benjamin Lundquist 
Benjamin Randall 
Betty Neacsu 
Brittany DeWild 
Brian Mayo 
Brooke Reading 
Cameron Danier 
Caroline Marceau 
Crystal Johnson 
Darin Bissell 
David Kozarichuk 
David Kukich 
Derek Sherbondy 
Fernando Diez 

Garrett Mayo 
Hector Orgando 
Isaac Adu-Boahene 
James Beard 
James Owen 
Jeff Manly 
Jesse McClung 
Jessica Tucker 
Jon Jackson 
Jose' Vazquez 
Josh Schutl 
Kim Burks 
Kindel Devoir 
Kristy Rodrigue 
Leo Van Gulfan 
Leslie Francis 
Luke Tucker 
Naomi Soto 
Nathan Sweigart 

Neal Erhard 
Nick Erhard 
Nick Evenson 
Rafael Preuss 
Rebekah Bonney 
Reggie Jean-Jacques 
Richmond Carter 
Rick Schwarz 
Robbie Bishoff 
Russ Cwodzinski 
Sandra Higgins 
Scott Spicer - AsL Coach 
Shellie Stevenson 
Stephanie VanWart 
Thomas Neacsu 
Tim Cwodzinski 
Tom Allen 
Yoamny Feliz 

the various routines. The story is hj j^ia the team is extremely -. TT*n-,„--y-v ,i-^-»7"«-"X «-» 1^ y"l -l -r^ *>. 

about a school girl hunUng for yn^j ^a, ,, ,,ckmg in big Q^i "l 4" H (^VVi V 1 I I 3 2C CXL)d.IlQlIl2 
earthly treasure but coming up ^^„ „^„ ^^e typically bases, the ^{J U. LllCi 11 V lllM.^V' V^^V^l-lXX V1.J.XX^ 

.^arthly treasure but coming up 
empty," said Richard Schwarz, 
Gym-Master head coach. 

New moves are being added 
the show. A handstand chair n ^^ ^^^ 
line and an apparatus called the ^^^^. 

,„^,.^ typically bases, the 

squad has strong tumblers 

Schwarz's goal for the team is to 

be closer as a family touch each 

lives and draw team 

Russian Pole will be revealed. Old ^^.^ ^^^^^ ^ Christ The 57 

moves like the trampoline and wall i^^^^ ^^^^ ^,,^,5 j„ („j aihletic ability, 

walk will be brought back In addi- |,|g|, ie,|,is of commitment and will- 

Uon, Schwarz said handstand press- .^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^y. ^^ j^^„ 
es are strong this year and will be 

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buildings will be 
Southern Village 
apartments this year in order to 
accommodate additional student 
housing needs. Phase one of 
Southern Village is complete and all 
32 apartments are full. Two more 
buildings will be added this year. 
Each apartment complex will cost 
$750,000 to build. 

Southern Village was initially 
designed to house married and 
older returning students. However, 
last year the apartments were used 
by single upperclassmen to accom- 
modate the large enrollment. The 
students took good care of the 
apartments and were so pleased 
with them the administration decid- 
ed to keep them open to single stu- 

Marty Hamilton, director of 
property and industry develop- 
ment, said. "I have been very 
pleased with the favorable response 
of students who stayed in Southern 
Village last year. 1 think everyone 
had a good experience and felt priv- 
ileged to stay in the new housing." 

There are specific criteria that 
must be met in order to move into 
the apartments. Students must be 
22 years of age or senior standing 
and in good citizenship standing 

with the school. The 


Bulldozers break ground in Soutbeci 
lion of more buildiugs aod parking. 

residents of Southern Village enjoy 
include a washer and dryer in their 
apartment along vrith a full-size 
kitchen. IJanro Wagener, a senior 
psychology major who lives in 
Dogwood, said, "It feels like home. I 
can cook every night and I love it" 

Students living in Southern 
Village are also able to accommo- 
date large numbers of visitors due 
to their living rooms. 

There are some drawbacks to 
the apartments. Parking is a prob- 
lem since the buildings were 
designed with two vehicles per 

Village preparing for the 

Photo by Adam Bj 
apartment m nund State requm 
ments mandate that a parking sf 
and a half be available per a 
ment so Southern put ii 
per apartment With so raanysii 
students living in Southern Villa 
this does not sufficiently prov^ 
parking for each resident Han 
said additional parking is also in 

The independent atmospherej 
the apartments appeals to ^^?2 
dents. "I love living here. It 'S 
best plan ever," said Valerie m 
a senior nursing major. 

Nev\r system requires ID card change 

Datatel. a new program that 
Information Systems has adopted, 
will require students to receive new 
ID cards and numbers this semes- 

The Datatel program is a plan for 
information management solutions 
that help colleges and universities 
operate more easily and efficiently 
The program wll allow the school 
to run faster and more organized for 
almost every event in which stu- 
dents are involved, such as registra- 

The new ID cards have a host of 
beneficial features. They wiQ have a 
new design and will even double as 
time cards. 

The Datatel system was intro- 
duced to Southern in 1999. Since 
then Information Systems has been 
working to strengthen the process 
of student advisement to allow stu- 
dents to have access to academic 
and financial records over the web 
and to lessen the dependabiUty on 
printed material. They are finally 
ready to initiate the changeover. 

"It's going very well We have 
really good teams that are motivat- 
ed and are working hard to make 
this successful," said Henry Hicks, 
executive director of Information 

Some students are disturbed at 
getting new ID numbers nearly 
halfway through the year. 

"I like the new design idea 

although I have to say that the f 
ID numbers might be confusj^ 
said Evan Colom, sophomore pP 
cal therapy major. , u 

The new ID cards will stiu ^ 
used for meals and entry i" "^J J 
mitories The new system wiUj 
support the old ID nutnb^ 
although changes are tentative. _^ 

"I don't see it as a problem. 
learn a new number everyday. 
Sandra Higgins. junior pn> 
therapy major. j; 

Hicks said IS is not sure. 
exactly when the changeover | 
take place. . ^^ 

More information about u' . 
ID cards and the Datatel sysi» | 
available at datatel.sout}iern.e 

Thursday, September 19, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

, Heather Ewing, Andy WlasnLewski, Autumn Bechtel 
intently during the worship Tuesday night. 

Joint worship well-received 

New 'TNT' worship starts with a bang 

Heidi Martella "'^'^ '^^'* ^^^^ students needed a mid week 

St\fk Reporti-h worship to build a stronger spiritual environ 

ment and forge a stronger bond of sLhool 

Chaplain Ken Rogers devised the name 
"Tuesday Night at Thatcher" after the dormi 
tory deans suggested Tuesday night as a pos 
sibility. Originally, Wednesday night was pro- 
posed, Stuart said, but an increased number 

"Tuesday Night at Thatcher" is a brand- 
new, co-ed worship program spear-headed by 
Campus Ministries to provide a spiritual 
recharge during the week. "After a weekend 
of spiritual activities, students need a night to 
resurge spiritually," said Chad Stuart, assis- 

September 10 was the first "power" night 
of eleven scheduled Tuesday Night at 
Thatcher" worships for first semester. David 
Smitli. the first speaker for TNT, shared his 
experience of being a student missionary in 
New Zealand when the September U tragedy 

Thatcher Hall chapel, which seats about 
500 people, was full at the 7 p.m. worship. 
Thatcher office manager, Beverly Rawson, 
said 258 Thatcher residents attended worship 
on Tuesday night. Attendance figures from 
Talge Hal! and Thatcher South were not avaii- 
- able. 

Worship credit is available at 7 p.m. and 
10:15 p.m. 'The same talk is [repeated], but 
we want [students] to come at seven" Stuart 
said. He explained that the music is only part 
of the first worship. 

The TNT idea is the brain child of Sliiart 

of . 


caused Campus Ministries to look at other 

Stuart and the staff of Campus Ministries 
are developing plans to make this pi ogram 
still in its infancy, meet the needs of students. 
Stuart and Rogers are working on three-to- 
four week worship themes that address stu- 
dent issues such as relationships, dating, sex 
and drugs. 

Iris Rodriguez, sophomore English major, 
likes the idea of a co-ed worship program 
because it allows her to attend with her 
boyfiiend. This [worship option) promotes 
healthy relationships by allowing Christ to 
grow in the middle [of any relationship]," 
Rodriguez said. 

See TNT, P. 7 

Joker still on schedule 

Party to be held Saturday night 

The Joker. Southern's pictorial directory, 
should be out on time this year, said editor 
Brian Wiehn. 

In years past the Joker has been notori- 
ously late, often due to unexpected problems 
the editors encountered during the produc- 
tion process. 

The Joker is printed at the College Press in 
Collegedale then shipped to Knoxville for 
laminating and binding. Wiehn has worked at 
the press for more than three years and feels 
that this helped prepare him for creating the 

"I know the process. I know the people. I 
know the time [it takes]. I was able to com- 
municate better with the press," he said. 

Wiehn worked on the Joker part-time for 
about six weeks before school started and 
began working on it full time in mid-August 
He finished the cover, the back page, the sec- 
tion pages and the listings before school start- 
ed as well as most of the advertisements. 

With tiie help of Jon Roberts, Wiehn came 
very close to meeting his advertising budget 

"We're only going to be about $200 short 
but it won't affect the rest of the budget" he 

said. "We were able to get 
tising down in about two montiis." 

With Roberts' help, this year's Joker will 
feature companies that have not advertised in 
the Joker for many years. 

Clifford Williams, Joker adviser, creates 
and runs the computer scripts that pull the 
Joker information from records. 

SeeJOKER. P. 7 

Students return from Indonesia 

Biology trip included monkeys, scuba diving 
and volcanoes ™ 

Andrea Rutland 

St,\i> Repohtfr 

Last May. 16 students of various majors 
and four biology faculty members traveled to 
Indonesia for a three-week study of tropical 
biology. Activities included climbing several 
volcanoes, scuba diving, snorkeling. feeding 
monkeys and petting reptiles at national 

Since students received three credit 
hours for going on the trip, they were expect- 
ed to keep a journal, participate and record 
daily observations. An entire week was devot- 
ed to marine biology where students 
snorkeled and scuba dived m exploration of 
underwater life "Snorkeling was amazing" 

^aid Tara Encson junior biology major. "I saw 
ill kinds of exotic things like lionfish, sea 
snakes sea stars and anemones." 

Another highhght was a temple built in the 
17th century to worship monkeys. Today. 
tounstb to the Monkey Temple can visit the 
shnne infested with monkey families. Adam 
Panos sophomore biology major, was one of 
several students who held them and said that 
was tile best part of the tiip. The monkeys 
act like children They are greedy, show com- 
passion and when they get mad die have a 
bad temper " said Panos. 

Biology teacher Dr. Keith Snyder was in 
charge of the trip 'The reason I teach is so ! 
can share it with students," said Snyder. He 
plans to host another trip to Indonesia in May 
of 2004. A short movie will be shown con- 
taining clips from the Indonesia trip. It will be 
held October 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Hickman 
Science Center. All students and faculty are 
welcome to attend. 

Commission defeats 
plan for new ballfields 

Rob York 

MANAGiw, "*■" 

Due to an interest from citizens, the City of ^ ^ 
Collegedale and Hamilton County 

to build fields for children ages 4-13 
for playing basebaU and Softball. However at 
the city commission meeting on Monday, an 
ordinance to annex property owned by 
Hamilton County that would be used for the 
bail fields was defeated. 

According to statistics provided by 
Hamilton County, $995,000 in county funds 
will be provided to build four ball fields with 
officials hoping to have them completed by 
summer of 2003. Collegedale has been asked 
to contiibute $340,000 toward tiie project. At 
the meeting. City Manager Bert Coolidge 
asked the members of the commission if tiiis 
was the amount of money that they were 
interested in investing toward the fields. 
Commissioner Jim Ashlock raised questions 
about how involved the citizens of 
Collegedale would be in tiie spending. "I'd 
like some feedback from the people of 
Collegedale," Ashlock said. That's a pretty 
big chunk of money." 

Mayor Tim Johnson, citing continuing 
inquiri^es by citizens as to why tiie city has not 
began building the ball fields, said that he was 
in favor of moving forward witii tire item. 
"The people voted for us because they trust 

our judgment" he said. The commission had ,„^^^^,„, „„^^ ..^...„. . 
discussed building tiie ball fields before and be^^^^'^edT^n^at ti^e 
agreed to allocate funds toward tiie project . ^^ October 6. 

previously., he said, "If tiiis was something we 
had not talked about before, I would support 
this road," Johnson said to Ashlock. 

Since tiie ordinance was only a first read- 
ing, the commission was voting on whether to 
annex property and set up a public hearing in 
the future to decide on the amount of money 
to spend, City Atiorney Sam Elliot said. "All 
we are doing is setting up a second hearing, 
where it could be voted down," Elliot said. "If 
you approve the public ordinance now, next 
time you can vote it down." 

When a vote was taken, the resolution 
failed to capture a minority wiUi Ashlock and 
Fuller voting no. and Johnson and 
Commissioner Chuck Whidden voting yes. 
Vice Mayor jimmy Eller was not present for 
the meeting. 

Ashlock criticized tiie commission for tidy- 
ing to act too quickly on the item. "I deeply 
resent being asked to spend $340,000 witii as 
iittie as we know," he said. "It botiiers me that 
we're getting this 30 seconds before we vote 

"I don't think anyone's against [building 
ball fields)." Ashlock said. 

The county's cost breakdown of the proj- 
ect was not given to City Hall until this past 
Thursday, Coolidge said, "^Ve have been 
working on tiiis with Hamilton County and 
they've been incredibly slow," he said. 
Defeating the ordinance has delayed the 
process for tiiree weeks, Coolidge said. It will 

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form during Student Week of ""'™PfJ^,j;,^ ^ ^ach those whose it,- said Ramos. 
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do this." said Damar Ramos. 
Destiny's director. 
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Thursday, September 19, 2002 

The Southern Accent 5 


Tuition breakdown 


11.7% 11.6% 







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#8 #9 

1 . Goes to instructional 

2. Goes to institutional support (tilings lil<e tlie President's Office, 
Information Systems, Alumni, Financial Administration, Accounting, PR, 
risk management, and otiiers) 

3. Goes to scholarships 

4. Goes to Student Services (Health Services, Residence Life, Campus 
Safety, Student Finance, and others) 

5. Goes to buildings-referred to as Plant (this amount includes 

6. Goes to Academic Support (Library, and others) 

7. Goes to Depreciation 

WSMC begins drive 
Tuition lower than cost for funds 

Southern's tuition this year is five percent 
higher than it was last year. The cost last year 
for full-time students both semesters was 
$ll,:'5a. This year the cost is $11,840. The 
raist helps meet the cost of living for profes- 
sors as well as the health insurance policy. 

"We increase tuition for raises and expens- 
es." said Marc Grundy, director of enrollment 

Tliese increases do affect students, but not 
to Ihe extent that they could. Southern's 
tuition is lower than the national average. 
Southern took part in the National 
Association of College and University 
Business Officers' "Cost of College" project. 
Using their standardized formulas, officials 
discovered thai the actual cost per student to 

attend Southern was $16,011 but Southern 
only charges $11,840 per year for tuition. 
The good news is that our donors and other 
generous finends of the university pay about 
31 percent of what it's costing the institution 
per student." said Vinita Sauder, vice presi- 
dent of marketing and enrollment services. 

In addition to the tuition raise, the cafete- 
ria minimum has been raised to $160 for full 
months (those without any breaks). The rea- 
soning behind this, Grundy explained, is one 
meal per day at $5.25 puts students very close 
to the minimum, and that is a reasonable 
amount to spend. The minimum charge for 
the cafeteria provides electricity, salaries and 
better planning capabilites. 

The tuition rate for next year will be set in 
late October or eariy November. 

For more information about tuition stu- 
dents can meet with their financial adviser. 




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WSMC, Southern's 100,000 wait radio sta- 
tion, is making plans to kick off their fall 
membership drive on Sunday, September 22. 
The goal of this drive is to get 100 new mem- 
Diana Fish. WSMC's development direc- 
tor, has been busy going out in the communi- 
ty, asking local businesses to set up grants to 
encourage members to contribute. Currently 
Fish has established $5,000 in matching' 
grants. This means that these companies will 
match every dollar WSMC raises up lo 

David Brooks, general manager, said that 
there is a lot of work thai still needs to be 
done, The schedule book is currently being 
written and several recorded spots still need 
to be produced. Also, new announcers are 
being trained to follow the schedule so that 
every time someone goes on the air to talk 
they will have something new to say "Diana 
has done a great job getting this [schedulingi 
done," Brooks said. 

Although this is an annual event, WSMC is 
trying something new during this drive. 
They will begin running spots on Sabbath 
reminding Adventist listeners that WSMC 
needs their support. Many listeners send 
donadons to programs like "It is Written" or 
"Your Story Hour" without realizing that 
there are opportunities to help right here in 

Another goal WSMC has this year is to 
keep the breaks short so listeners still get to 
enjoy the programs diey tune in to hear. 

Brooks said that it is important to have a 

Bill Shearer, senior chemistry major, 
answers the phone in the control 
room of WSMC. 

Pliolo by Ashley Snyder 
pledge drive to remind listeners that public 
radio is supported by donations, something 
that is easy to forget. Another important rea- 
son for a pledge drive is to encourage new lis- 
teners to contribute. 

This year WSMC is expecting to receive 
support from listeners in Alabama. North 
Carolina. Georgia and Tennessee. The drive 
is scheduled to run for two weeks, but if the 
goal of 100 new members is reached before 
September 29 the drive will be shortened to 


Thursday, September 19 


Melissa Turner 
Lifestyles Editor 



Ask S.A. 

Interviews with the S.A. Executive Officers - Part l 

Cure the common cold| 

Prevention really is the best medicine 


LlRS TYlJ-S RepofiteR . 

Jared TTiunnon. our new SA president, s a 
very busy guy. He is ajunior internationa] busi- 
ness major from Kennesaw Georgia. His birth- 
day is four days before Christmas and he loves 
being invoh'ed wiOi the students and hearing 
what they think. He's constantly on the go with 
classes and various SA business. Bui he finally 
found the lime to answer a few questions to help 
the students get to know him a little better 

KB; Lei's find out a Itde bit about your back 
ground. Where did you grow up? 
JT Adanla, Georgia 

KB; What is your family like? 

JT: Always going, always loving, always laugh- 

KB; Wliat is your favorite childhood memory? 
JT. Getting to spend so much lime with my 
parents. I was a homeschooler. 

KB; And now, some get-to-know-you 
questions. What kind of music do you fike? 
JT A bttle bit of everything some of the lime 
bul Bob Marley all of the lime. 

KB: What is your favorite book? 

JT jl'ml not a big reader, but Trip into the 


KB; Wliat is your favorite past time? 

JT Saturday night, comfy couch, great movie 

with friends 

KB: Doyouworit? 

JT Ohyeali. In Uie summer, I am a gopher in 
conslruclion unlike tlie real professional 
"builders out Uiere." 

KB: If you could diange one tWng about your- 
self, what would it be? 

JT Learn to relax more, and be more patient 
with otiiers. 

,. .„ pC part of Ja cd s day s spent h nk n| 
of things thai students would en)0>. such a 
the Falcons game on Sunday. 

Phoro by Rjchel Bo; 

JiNA Kim 


-"^^rirST^iiui^^rS'diys^any cases of 
the common cold have been evident with tiie 
coughing, sniffling, and sneezmg from stu- 
dents and faculty. TTie common cold is not 
curable, but you may treat uncompbcated 
cases of it; bed rest, plenty of fluids, gargling 
with warm salt water, petroleum jelly for a raw 
nose, and aspirin to reUeve headache or fever. 
But the best option is prevention! Here is 
how: , , , 

Eat a balanced diet which includes lots of 
fruit and vegetables. These can give you the 
vitamms and nutrients your body needs to 
help keep you fit and healthy. 

Get plenty of rest If you are tired and feel- 
ing worn out your body's immune system is 
not going to be at its best to fight off any infec- 

; you might pick up over tiie I 
winter. Keep warm but don't over do iL I 

Make sure that you get plenty of fresh air I 
and sunlight. 

Drink plenty of fluids. These can help yc 
body to flush out any viruses or infections > 
may pick up. 

Exercise. Exercise helps to stimulate 
your immune system, making it stronger to. I 
fight off infection. 

The number one way to prevent a common I 
cold is simple and effective: wash your haniJi f 
Germs are easily transmitted on anythingyou I 
touch, so washing your hands fi-equently and | 
before you eat will help curb infection. 

Stay healthy this year! Student Wellneal 
can help by giving you more tips for healthy I 
li\dng. Contact the chaplain's office or jinaf 
Kim at 1606 for information. 

KB; Is this your first time holding an office? 
JT Odier than high school stuff (at Atlanta 
Adventist Academy], yes. 

KB: What are your plans/goals for this year? 
JT Too many to list but I am ready for ideas. 
How about a big mission frip (during] spring 
break? We are putting that together. 

KB: Do you see everything falling into place 


JT Things could fall into place, but only if flie 

majority of students get on board, more than 

ever. There is serious power in numbers this 


KB: Is there anything you'd like to say the stu- 

JT We have the opportunity to do great 
things. I will repeat [this statement] until it hap- 

KB: Thank you, jared. Now 1 just have one 
more question to ask you, and I know everyone 
is just dying lo know the answer. What color is 
your toothbrush? 
JT: Funkadelic white. 

ISIC provides student discounts 

Ever wish there was a way to get cheap airbne 
tickets for holiday excursions or discounted 
museum passes? Meet ISIC (pronounced 
eye'sic), flie International Student Identity 
Card — the ticket to the world. 

Endorsed by the United Nations 
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural 
Organization, the International Student 
Identity Card is the way for students to travel 
in the United States or abroad. 

There are three types of ID cards avail- 
able; the International Student Identity Card. 
the International Teacher Identity Card, and 
the Internationa! Youth Travel Card (for non- 
students ages 12-25). 

Consider these facts from the website for 
Council Travel (htQ):// 
Four million students are ISIC cardholders 
ISIC is issued in 100 countiies 
17,000 locations accept ISIC 
Take a look at these benefits: 
Reduced airfare 
Entertainment discounts 
Inexpensive transportation and lodging 
Discounts at restaurants and retail estab- 

Phone card, e-mail, fax, and voice mail 

Accident and sickness insurance 

Most discounts range from 10 to 50% oft 

Phone calls are up to 70% cheaper through 

using ISIC. Michelle Bostic. who is spending 

a year abroad at Newbold College, used her 

ISIC card to get a deal on afrfare. Her rounJ I 
trip ticket to London cost $700. compared to I 
an average price of over $1000. Bostic al»l 
used her ISIC card to buy a bus pass Ihil 
allows her to make round-trips at die cost o()| 
one-way fare. I 

Cards are avaUable for $22 (plus S3 f«| 
delivery) through the Council Travel ontwl 
Internet, by mail, or by visiting an II>£art| 
issuing office in Atlanta or Knoxville. FYoo «■ 
eligibility is required when applying mvtw 
International ID cards. The ID cards art| 
valid for about one year. ,1 

ISIC is internationally recognized andwi 
warrant more discounts tiian a coUege oru»| 
versify student ID card. Bostic believes UJi 
ISIC is beneficial for students traveling injj| 
United States and abroad. "I recommendi^ f 
to any one who is traveling," she sa | 
"Abroad, it is priceless." 

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Thursday, September 19, 2002 

The Southern Accent 7 

Orchestra starts off on a 
high note 

Collegedale Church s 

Tours planned, rehearsals begin for fall performances 

Jon LiEr 

School c 


: Correspondent 

The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by 
Laurie Redmer Minner. leads an active sched- 
ule, practicing three times a week and per- 
forming over fifteen limes a year. These per- 
formances include local shows and tours 
around the country as well as an internation- 
al tour every third year. 

Founded in 1961. the orchestra's seventy- 
odd musicians vrill present varied selections 
like the Sibelius Fiutatidia, the Pines of Rome 
by Respighi. and Beethoven's Coriolanus 
Overture during their performances. 

In mid-November, they will tour Mount 
Vernon Academy, Worthington and 
Kettering, Ohio, in one of their tours. The 
other tour will include Indiana Academy and 


Joker, From P. 3 

This saves the editor from typing all 
the information in by hand. 

While there were some problems with 
the scripts initially such as people show- 
ing up in the wrong gender section. 
Wiehn was able to work around these to 
keep the Joker on schedule. 

The Joker cover was sent off for lami- 
nating six weeks early. The body of the 
publication was printed last week and vol- 
unteers showed up Sunday morning to 
collate it before it was sent off to 
Knoxville to be bound. 

Five Jokers had been finished and 
returned to Wiehn for approval as of 
Wednesday night. The rest should be fin- 
ished later in the week and shipped back 
in time for the SA Joker Release Party. 

The party is September 21 at lies RE. 
Center. It starts at 8:51 in the evening, a 
time chosen because it was "memorable". 

"We're hoping that since it's a weird 
time people will remember and cojne to 
'^ nofty," said Paul Hoover. SA social 

party features a Dick Tracy theme. 

,.'.e a scavenger hunt, games and 

-necific details are being kept under 

j^. In case of rain, the party wil be 

'1 inside lies. 

Andrews University in Berrien Spring, 
Michigan. There will be no international tour 

In addition to on-campus performances, 
the Symphony Orchestra will perft 
Tennessee Music Educators Conference in 

Minner sees the Symphony Orchestra as 
a platform "to serve music majors." though 
less than 20% of the musicians actually are. 

"Some [students! are doing pre-med. So a 
lot of them play for fun." she said. 

Selected repertoire and performances 
reflect this diversity, with pieces from all gen- 
res, including Mozart. Beethovan, Dvorak, 
and the Boston Pops. 

Joint Worship, From P. 3 

to make this program, still in its infancy, 
meet the needs of students. Stuart and 
Rogers are working on Ihree-to-four week 
worship themes that address student issues 
such as relationships, dating, sex and drugs. 

Iris Rodriguez, sophomore English major, 
likes the idea of a co-ed worship program 
because it allows her to attend with her 
boyfriend. "This [worship option] promotes 
healthy relationships by allowing Christ to 
grow in the middle [of any relationship]," 
Rodriguez said. 

As a result of TNT, Thatcher Chapel will 
be getting a new sound system. Gary 
Horinouchi. Audio-Visual Coordinator, is in 
charge setting up the new sound system. 

TNT will last "as long as it's vital." Stuart 
said. "This is for everybody, not just for us 
[here at Campus Ministries]." Stuart is look- 
ing for people willing to become involved 
through music ministry or personal testi- 

TNT. From P. 3 

As a result of TNT Thatcher Chapel will 
be getting .a new sound system, Gary 
Horinouchi. Audio-Visual Coordinator, is in 
charge setting up the new sound system, 

TNT will last ''as long as it's vital." Stuart 
said. This is for everybody, not Just for us 
[here at Campus Ministries]." Sluart is look- 
ing for people willing to become involved 
through music ministry or personal testi- 

Saturday, September 28 

Collegedale Church Services, 9 & 
11:30 a.m. 
Sunday. September 29 

Concert, 8 p.m. - church (double 

Scheduled Orchestra Performances 

Friday. October 25 

Vespers. 8 p.m. - Church {Alumni 

Tliursday, November 7 

Cleveland Community Concert, 
7:30 PM, Conn Center. 

Saturday. November 9 

Collegedale Church Services. 9 & 
11:30 a.m. 

Wednesday to Sunday, November 13-17 
Ohio Tour - Mount 
Vernon /Wortliington/Kettering 

Saturday. December 14 

School of Music Christmas 
Program. 3:30 p.m. ■ Church 

Saturday, January 25 

Greenville, Tennessee - Church 
and Vespers 

Sunday, February 2 

Concerto Competition Concert, 
7:30p.m. -Church 

Saturday. March 29 

Collegedale Church Services. 9 & 
11:30 a.m. 

Thursday, April 3 

Tennessee Music Association 
Conference Performance 

Friday and Saturday, April 4-5 

Tour to Indiana Academy and 
Andrews University 

Saturday, April 26, 

Choir and Orchestra Concert 3:30 
p.m. ■ Church 

Elections not typically a 
student thing 

(U-WIRE) MTV can rock alt the votes it 
wants, but many young people remain apa- 
thetic to political decisions tliat could impact 
their futures. 

"I would be very interested in voting for 
something that had to do with college tuition 
or any matter involving schooling, but I don't 
attend school in my home state." Marquette 
University freshman Meg Gilgenbach said. "I 
would never be able to improve my situation, 
so it seems like voting will not really affect me 
one way or the other" 

In the 1996 federal election. 45.6 percent of 
people ages 18 to 24 registered to vote. 
Approximately 31 percent voted, according to 
the Federal Election Commission Web site. In 
addition, 51.2 percent of people between the 
ages of 21 and 24 registered to vote and 33.3 
percent voted. Voters in these age groups 
made up 7.6 percent of the total U.S. vote. 

Political science professor Andrew Barrett 
said most young voters "don't realize the 
impact the government has on their lives." He 
said that most college-age voters have other 
things on their minds right now. In addition, 
many have negative first experiences with 

"Civics education at the high school level 
is willfully poor." Barrett said. "(It is) taught 
very dryly" 

Andrea Rowe, spokeswoman for state Sen. 
Brian Burke (D-Milwaukee), said policies are 
often explained in a way tJiat does not trans- 
late well. 

"Basic issues are not explained basically," 
Rowe said. She added that young people 
should know that their votes count. 

"Wisconsin is a swing state." Rowe said. 

Neglection 2000. a project of the nonprofit 

organization Third Millennium, found that 
young people who do vote seem to split rather 
evenly in terms of political party identifica- 
tion. There does not appear to be one political 
group that surpasses the rest when it comes 
to drawing the interest of a younger crowd. 

Younger voters, just like their older coun- 
terparts, lean toward candidates who support 
their stands on certain issues. Young voters 
look for candidates who show interest in the 
same issues that concern them, according to 
the Center for Democracy and Citizenship's 
Web site. 

During die recent gubernatorial primary, 
a number of the candidates tried to involve 
young constituents by employing them on 
their campaign staffs. The candidates also 
made efforts to visit college campuses. 
Traveling by way of a Winnebago, the 
Kathleen Falk campaign visited all Wisconsin 
college campuses, including Marquette. The 
Tom Barrett campaign also made an appear- 
ance at Marquette. 

Sophomore Jeff Weigand, a member of the 
Marquette Democrats, said he will be casting 
his vote and encouraged other students to do 
the same. 

Editor's note:This story was pulled Jrom 
a wire service to show the trends across the 
nation. Watch this space for in/brmation 
about why students should vote and how to 
register on campus. 



ISrian Nichoif 

ftcLinit «1 - Rooms 10'i.l28;i2 
A20 G9.G33 
Junior nursing 
Phone: 238-3(127 
Email: mHSaa^aakom 
"I believe llial the students should 
n what happens at OL 

Tliomab L Wentworth 

Precinct #4 - Rooms 238-284 

Frtshman film produchon 

Phone. 238-3354 

Email: lll"m?'i""'"'""''"'''^°''"'' 

Things can always be better and I 

want to make them as good as pos- 

Byron Moore 

Precinct #7 - Rooms 338-384 

Freshman pre-law 

Phone: 238-3369 

Email: faithhilin8(l@a 

Jessie LandebS 

Precinct #10 - Rooms 153-198 

Sophomore business 


Phone: 238-2186 

l^maii: i^ iinmi lu^ "^"-!' '"■"■'-• ""■ 1 iiuin-. i^w" "^ — 

"11 want) to be a powerful force for Email: 

good not only in senate but in gen- "I'd love to become more involved 

eial." here at Southern." 

Annette Chavianu 

Precinct #13 - Rooms 300-348 

Freshman nursing 

Phone: 238-2318 

Email: Achaviano'isouthern.p| ln 

"II want] to bring others closerto 

Christ as a result of our activities.' 

Tim Putt 

Precind #2 -Rooms 141-184 

Junior graphic design 

Phone: 238-3147 


"I wani to get involved witli student 

Joseph Flechas 

Precinct #5 - Rooms Bl - C20 

Sophomore biology 

Phone: 238-3039 


"11 want] to make a difference and 

a contribution to Ule school." 

Edward Prouty 

Precinct #8 - Southern Village 
Junior visual communication 
Phone: 238-1658 

"II want] to help inform everyone 
of what is happening." 

Michelle DoULOumeb 
Precinct #11 - Rooms 200-245 
Sophomore accounting 
Phone: 238-2215 
Email mdouenumfsiBhotmail.cnm 
"1 have a burden to see our school 
keep reinforcing its strengths." 

Joy Wintermeyer 
Precinct #14 - Rooms 351 
Sophomore AS nursing 
Plione: 238-2376 
Fmiil- |if(.»|--inYabotniail.cQm 
"1 am, responsible, and once I Iw" 
started a project I like to Wsh It 

Brandon Giuttari 
Precinct #3 - Rooms 201-236 
Junior English 
Phone: 238-3233 

"(I want] to stand up for what I 
believe would be best" 

Christian Thomas 

Precinct #6 - Rooms 301-336 

Freshman history 

Phone: 238-3354 

Email: ChrisBanlho masasonlli- 


"II want to] gain relationships and 

respect from my fellow students." 

Julie Clarke 

Precinct: #9 - Rooms 100-143 
Sophomore broadcast journalism 
Phone: 238-2123 
Email: iclarkeasoiiib»ni "in 
"I believe it will be a great opportu- 
nity to learn more about SAU." 

Christine Whetmore 
Precinct #12 - Rooms 253-298 
Junior educational psychology 
Phone; 238-2271 

Email: cwhetmnriasn..ih>riii'-]n 
"1 want to bring vital changes to 
improve our school and community 

Ijanro Wagener . 

Precinct #15- Southern VUi 

Senior psychology 
Phone:238-1630 | 

Emaik UmsMsmai^^ I 
"(rdliketosee]afflioun«» J 
posted in promenade cabB-el ■ 

Thursday, September 19, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

Student Association Senate 

Astnd Von Walter 

Precinct #16 - Rooms 401443 

Junior pre^med 

Phone: 238-2493 


"[I want] to be a successful mediator 

between tlie students and liie stafE" 

Michelle Shufelt 

Precinct #19 - Rooms 401-143 

Junior nonprofit 

Phone: 238-2685 


"I like what SA senate stands for 

and I want to be a part of it again." 

Richard Landry 

Precinct #21-27 - Community 

Junior theology/ archaeology 

Phone: 39&4956 


"[I want] to be more involved witli 

my university." 

Alilia Martin 

Precinct #21-27 - Community s 

Snior accounting 

Phone: 396-9073 

Email: armartin@s 

"I like being part of a team that 

works hard to serve others." 


Precinct #17 - males Thatcher South 

Junior film [HDduction 

Hione: 238-2534 

To be in a poation able to instigate 
change is a truly remarkable thing." 

LaRae Coleman (Appointed) 

Prednd 20 - Student Family Housing 

Junior pre-med 

Phone: 238-2307 

Email: ljcoleman< 

"I would like to help Southern cor 

Precent #21-27 - Community 
Senior religious studies 
Phone: (310)770-7691 
"(1 want] to get Southern studente ir 
ested in change and voting power." 

ColLn Petty 

Precinct #21-27 - Community 

Junior business management 

Phone: 488-5777 


"11 want to] represent the sudents' 

collective interests and opinions." 

Milenka L Bogorich 
Precinct #18 - Rooms 301-348 
Junior marketing 
Phone: 238-2605 

Hollie Eirich 

Precinct #21-27 - Community a 

Sophomore print journalism 
Phone: 503-2304 

Ginger Lowe 

Precinct #21-27 - Community 

Junior mass communications 

Phone: 238-9552 


Samuel Sarmiento 

Precinct #21-27 - Community 

Sophomore theology /archaeology 

Phone: 396-2991 

Email: fir slborn 

"lam readytobeapart of the process "1 would like to be involved n 

represent the community ofsenateandaunivereilywidecMBani- 
students as best I can." zation." 

with school activities on the inside, 
rather than just watch from the out- 

How to get 
senate to 
work for you 

The Student Association Senate 
of Southern Adventist University 
serves as the legislative body of the 
student government Nearly every- 
thing SA does is subject to approval 
from the Senate, thus making SA 
Senate the "check and balance" 
entity for student government This 
includes budget matters, large 
equipment purchases, etc. Senate is 
also granted $5,000 each year in 
order to complete projects which 
will better serve Southern 
Adventist University as a whole. 

However, the primary fimction 
of SA Senate is to serve as a liaison 
to the Southern Administration in 
voicing student concerns and 
issues as they develop over the 
course of the year. By advocating 
the rights and requests of the stu- 
dent body, SA Senate works hard to 
enrich and perfect the experience 
of each Soutliern student 

Here i*? a brief list of the various 
projetts and proposals which 
Senate has accomplished over the 
years extending library hours, put- 
hng computer and printing facilities 
in each residence hall, installing an 
(. mergency phone by the track, put- 
ting in a beach volleyball court buy- 
mg the tt levision for watching CNN 
in tlie student center. 

Carher in Southern's history, SA 
Senate was responsible for allowing 
women to wear pants to class and 
finally allowing all students to wear 
jeans to class, changing other regu- 
lations per request of the student 
body, and promoting student aware- 
ness and involvement with the func- 
tions of the university. 

TTiese are only a few of the many 
tasks SA Senate has taken on in the 
past in addition to pushing student 
opinions on varying issues to the 
administration. Watch in your plan- 
ners for the next SA Senate Donut 
Day on the promenade, where you 
can meet with your senators and 
discuss any ideas that you have. 
You can also contact your senator 
by phone or email to let them know 
what you think. 

Thursday, September 19 



Ministerial externship 
program begins 

School of Religion helping students gain experience 

'It is Written' seminars start tonight 

Jeremiah Axt 

Scir(MJl. oh IlliUGION COfiWSFONtiEWT 

The School of Religion has launched 
a Ministerial Externship Program, It involves 
35 local pastors, largely from the Georgia- 
Cumberland conference, who will mentor 
ministerial candidates throughout the year. 
Juniors will work in evangelistic programs 
such as giving personal Bible studies. In their 
senior year, students will be shadowing their 
respective pastors in many different mmiste- 
rial duties including hospital visits and partic- 
ipation in the church board or nominating 
committee. Students will work with the same 
pastor both years, and will have responsibili- 
ties within the church. 

The MEP has been greeted with a 

variety of responses. Some dislike the 
prospect of extra time required of ftem m 
addition to all of the other school work they 
have and the jobs that help to pay theu- way 
through school. Several others have 
expressed excitement at the challenge and 
the opportunity to gain valuable expenence 
before getting into the field and parUcipahng 
in pastoral work on their own. Area pastors 
are very excited about it, saying they wish 
such a program had been available when they 
were in school. 

The School of Religion will host an 
Orientation Brunch (September 22) and a 
Candidate Recognition Weekend (September 
27 and 28) to introduce participants to the 
program. Contact the school for more infor- 

RiLEY Cochran 


— =— ^j^T^Writteli^teiCTision show invites 
everyone to attend the Prophecy Sem.n=^ 
beginning Thursday. September 19 at 7.30 
p m ™ ey will be held at the Collegedale 
Community Seventh-day Adventist Churchy 

These meetings are onented around 
Jesus and to lead people to Him,' said speak- 
er Jerry Arnold, pastor of the Collegedale 
Community Church. 

The last book of the Bible, Revelation, mil 
be the guide for these free seminars. Arnold 
will be presenting each chapter of Revelation 
ttiree nights a week at the Eastwood Church 
on Ooltewah-Ringgold Road. 

The theme of opening night is entitled 
"Can Anybody Hear Me? Does Anybody 
Care?" Arnold will discuss die prophet John 
and his experience of loneliness and then 
relate it with God's similar feeUngs towards 

During the seminars, Arnold will show 
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Those who attended former se 
expressed a better understanding of tl 
and a sense of being blessed. 

■■Really and truly, it was so uplifting for J 
personally. It was eye opener to the \nm 
said Andra Eldridge, a new member ofT 
Collegedale Community Church. She platgl 
attend this month's seminars as w 

"Believers and non-believers alike wi!lfc| 
these meetings because they an 
Pastor Arnold shares the gospel and] 
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Church Schedule 

Btember 21, 2002 


" From Prison to the Palace" 

9:00. 11:45 
Sermon Title Mot Available 

9:00, 11:30 
"David and the Dwarf" 

Pastor Arnold Schrl 

1 Title Not Available 

McDonald Road Church 9:00, 11 :25 

"Did You Receive the Holy Spirit?" 

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Do you have an interesting story 
from being a student missionary o' 
task force worker? 
Get it published! p 
e-mail to jdwright® souther: 

Thursday, September 19, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

No showers? 

Student missionionary re-entry weekend 
helps students re-adjust to life at college 

Festival Con Dios brings ^ 

Christian music to Chattanooga 

Rumor has it that some of the guys didn't 
take showers Saturday morning. They are, 
after all. returning student missionaries. 
Showers are to some of them as foreign as 
the countries they served. 

The student missionaries and task-force 
workers who went out last year know new 
ways of life. It is evident in the things they 
love to talk about. Chances are. if you listen 
for awhile, you'll hear the" stories about the 
epic surfing conditions and the raw fish 
some ate in Ponhpei. You might hear stories 
about treks through the jungle in Nicaragua 
others took to help deliver babies. 

A year of service transformed ordinary 
college students into living chronicles. 
Every one who went has stories. Now let's 
be honesL You might not have the time to 
listen to someone fell you about Russian 
skinhead thugs who assaulted him. If you've 
heard one account of the terrors of teaching 
a rowdy bunch of Marshallese imps, you've 
essentially heard them all. 

As commonplace as the stories might 
sound (most of us have listened to the testi- 
monials), something beyond pleasant — or 
unpleasant — experiences live in these stu- 
dents' imaginations. These are the stories 
that define them. 

Sherrie Norton and the Student Missions 

club design a re-entry weekend for student 

missionaries and task-force workers. This 

- past Friday and Saturday, Sherrie hosted 

closing ceremonies for the ; 
year of service at Laurelbrook Academy's 
Retreat Center. The weekend, above all, 
gave students a chance to relive and retell 
their stories. 

Through their sharing, the student mis- 
i join a community of former mis- 
essential part of re-entering. 
During the sharing process, many found 
camaraderie in their similar experiences. 

Now they face challenges together. 
Before the SMs and task-force workers had 
structured jobs and leadership roles, now 
they are students on a large campus. Their 
lives have changed. They have left impor- 
tant facets of their lives behind them, in most 
cases permanently 

Rain fell on Saturday while the missionar- 
ies, once scattered around the world, now 
united, told each other the joys and pains of 
their missionary lives. They sang and 
prayed together. 

Nobody really noticed that some people 
had passed on showers. Perhaps those who 
opted not to bathe already knew from prac- 
tice how to appear clean when unwashed. 
Maybe the rest were accustomed to tlie no- 
shower look and smell. Maybe no one paid 
attention because what united them last 
weekend was not anything "skin deep." 
There is nothing superficial about giving a 
year of service. 

They are back now with stories and expe- 
riences that are hard to beat. And you know 
what people say, "If you can't beat 'em, join 

Adventists remember 9-11 
at U.N. building in NYC 

Source: ApvENnsT News Network 

Seventh-day Adventists commemorated 
the anniversary of September 11 at the 
United Nations in New York while attending 
the U.N. Conference entiUed "Rebuilding 
Societies Emerging fi-om Conflict A Shared 

After observing a period of silence and 
prayer, Adventist Church leaders issued a 
statement read by Robert E. Lemon, treasur- 
er at the Adventist Church's world headquar- 
ters. In the statement read outside the il.N. 
building in New York. Lemon spoke of those 
who had died, including members of the 
Adventist Church, during the attacks on 
September 11, 2001. 

"Seventh-day Adventists stand with all 
others gathered here in New York to mark 
the first anniversary of September 11," 
said Lemon. "Like everyone else, we were 
appalled at the attacks that took so many 
lives and caused such terrible destruction. 
We also grieved the loss of friends and 
loved ones, and suffered together with the 
families that were torn apart by the events 
ofthat horrific day." 

Lemon also called for the rejection of 
violence and condemned the use of reli- 
gion for terrorist objectives. 

"In the events of September 11 we see 
the tragic results of the hijacking of reli- 
gion for evil ends, the taking of innocent 
lives for some perverse attempt to make a 
statement. We totally reject the use of vio- 
lence in attempting to resolve the prob- 
lems of this world, and call on all people of 
good faith to do all they can to live togeth- 
er in harmony, toleration, and mutual 

He concluded with a re-commitment of 
the church to peace and Christian values 
as expressed in the life and work of Jesus 

"On this first anniversary we can think 
of no better place to be than to stand here 
and commemorate the lives lost, and to 
reaffirm our commitment to peace and 
goodwill to all. Our message is that of 
Jesus Christ who came to save humanity, 
to end such acts of evil, and to establish 
His eternal kingdom when He will "wipe 
every tear from our eyes," where there 
will be "no more death or mourning or 
crying or pain, for the old order of things 
will have passed away." 

Adventist participation at the confer- 
ence was coordinated by the Adventist 
Church's U.N. liaison office of the public 
affairs andreligious liberty department, 
which represents the church at mapy U.N. 
summits, conferences, and committees. 

From tiie moment we stepped foot on the 
mall parking lot at 8 a.m. and saw all the 
trucks and equipment lined up, we knew that 
the Festival Con Dios would be a fantastic 
event After 14 hours of nonstop activity 
including staging, unloading and other heavy 
work (as well as an eight-hour concert), we 
all were extremely tired when things finally 
came to an end at about 10 p.m. on Sunday 
night. However, we all obtained such a won- 
derful blessing from the show that it made 
all of the hard work worth the while. 

Featured in the Festival Con Dios were 
artists such as Audio Adrenaline. Toby Mac 
(fi-om dc Talk), Out of Eden and Mercy Me. 
Other popular groups were there as well 
such as The Benjamin Gate. Tree 63 and 
Pillar. The entire festival was very well 
designed, organize, and planned. There 
were some really cool games that ran all 
afternoon, including a laser tag dome, joust- 
ing poles, sumo wrestiers and a foam-padded 
bull ride. Also, Robbie McQuary was fea- 
tured in a spectacular FCD motorcycle show. 
The guy had so many tricks and was truly 

During the show, I caught up witii bass 
player Dan Hunter, whose band Everyday 
Sunday kicked off the show with some nice, 
upbeat and enjoyable tunes. 

certs of chasing Audio 
Adrenaline down like all of 
us "freaks" like to do. we 
were finally able to get 
them to listen to our demo 
CD. They liked it and 
soon Flicker Records 
signed us to a deal. 
What is the most memo 
rable experience you have 
as a group? 

To be honest. Matt, as pro 
found as this will sound. I 
actually can't think of one 
in particular. 
Do you guys have a web- 


Just how did you guys 
meet and how long have 
you been togetiie 

Well. ■ 


church and things just 
sort of clicked. We started 
playing music together 
and things went very well. 
We've been playing togeth 
er for two years now. 
How did you get tiiis pop- 
ular? Who did you meet? 
Well, after several con- 


Near the end of the show, an evangelist 
came out and preached to the crowd. At first 
it felt a little uneasy. However, after a few 
minutes we all started to listen in because he 
preached so boldly about Jesus and how He 
affects our lives on a day-to-day basis. Many, 
many people gave their lives to Christ that 
night and it was obvious that having that spe- 
cial time included within the concert setting 
made a lasting impression on everyone who 
was there. To end the concert Audio 
Adrenaline sang their #1 song. Ocean Floor, 
and brought tears to many eyes. 

All in all, tiie concert was a terrific suc- 
cess. Everything ran like clockwork and 
after it was all over, it was truly a heap of fiin 
for all of the fans and community who came 
out Everyone who was there would proba- 
bly agree that there was always somediing to 
do. and the uplifting music that was played 
throughout tiie afternoon continued to bring 
smile after smile to people's faces every- 
where. We all look forward to seeing the 
Festival Con Dios return to Chattanooga 
again next year! 

Estonian teens publish 
first Christian magazine 

Source: Adventist News Network 

The first Christian magazine for teenagers 
in Estonia, entitied "XT" and published by tiie 
Seventh-day Adventist Church, was released 
August 10, reports Lauri Beekmann, XT edi- 
tor and communication director for the 
church in Estonia. 

Published bimonthly, the majority of arti- 
cles in the 44-page magazine are written by 
Adventist teenagers in this Baltic counb-y. 

"The goal of XT is to play a balancing 
role in our colorful media landscape, 
which, unfortunately, does not always 
introduce the best examples for young 
people," says Beekmann. 

"Through this magazine, we are hoping 
to reach teenagers— both inside and out- 
side of the church." 

The theme of the magazine— "Not a 
regular crossroad!" — points to the cross- 
ings that young people face every day. 

explains Beekmann. With language under- 
stood by their peers, teenagers share their 
own thoughts and experiences. 

"We hope that XT can be of help for 
young people to find their way to heaven." 
says Riigo Hallang, youth director for the 
Adventist Church in Estonia. "But, of 
course, it can only help. Every youngster 
needs to make their own personal commit- 
ment to follow Christ." 

The magazine includes serious articles 
about the Bible, news about science, infor- 
mation on Internet pages, movie reviews, 
discussions on relationships, interviews, 
games, and cartoons. 

Beekmann is delighted that young peo- 
ple are so involved in the production of 
XT. "It's quite a hopeless mission to do 
something for the teenagers if they are 
not active in it themselves," he says. 

Don't sleep in class... 
Read the Accent instead! 

Thursday, September i 


How the Accent is put together 

Rachel Bostic 


Allow me to give you a run-down 
of how the Accent comes to be 
each week. 

I often work on three issues of 
the Accent at the same time. At the 
same time, I will be working on lay- 
out of the current week's issue and 
assigning stories and photographs 
and sending out ad invoices for the 
upcoming issue. Then Rob and I 
look over the news reporting class' 
story ideas to figure out what we'd 
like in the issue after that. 

Here's how my week goes: 

Sunday - Spend seven or so 
hours in the office working on 
advertisements, layout and copy 
editing. Usually my layout and copy 
people will be here at least part of 
the time as well. I also start working 
on story ideas for the following 

Monday - Between classes 1 
spend the entire day from 9:30 a.m. 
until about 7 p.m. working on lay- 
out, writing the stories that didn't 
get written or that just popped up, 
copy editing what layout tliat has 
been done and working on any 
advertising sales lliat have come 
my way Oessie Landess takes care 
of the hard work for advertising). I 
try to be half-way finished with lay- 
out by Monday evening. Once 

again, copy editors and layout peo- 
ple spend a lot of time with me. 
Today is the day I give out story and 
photo assignments as well. 

Tuesday - It's getting close to 
CTunch time. Photographs are due 
today, so we have to edit each pic- 
ture individually and place it on the 
page. Also the Chatter information 
came in Monday night so we for- 
mat that. Final assignments are 
given for the following week and 
last minute sports and news stories 

Wednesday ■ This is it for the 
immediate issue. Everything has to 
be finished tonight Today is also 
my heaviest class load, which does- 
n't help. Layout and copy people 
work very hard to try to get every- 
thing looked over before we get so 
sleepy that we make mistakes. Greg 
Rumsey. our faculty adviser, usually 
stops in to see how things are 
going. I typically stay in the office 
until at least 2 a.m., but I have 
stayed as late as 4:16 a.m. 

Thursday - Today the Accent 
goes to press. Someone (so far, me) 
drives the Zip disks down to the 
Dallon Daily Citizen-News in Dalton 
Ga. It's about half an hour away, and 
I turn around and come right back 
for convocation. The reason we 
print at the Daily Citizen instead of 
the College Press is that newsprint 


by Rachel Boslic 




everyone who voted ,^^BS. 

tor tlie Student ^^Bm. 

Association Senate ^^kW^ 

elections. Tlie ^jff 

Senators are there to Mr 

voice your feelincs lo ^ 

who voted 
^ Association 

Senators are there to 
£; your feelings lo 
adminiBlration. Even if you never 
speak to them for the rest u( the 

year, ymi sIkhihI yum i,, ■linns hv 

voting, In \\\^,<r Ml y.m wlin ilidll'l 

ny in front of Wright 
ihiil, KariShultz 

; a pat 
- I the back for her 
hard work in getting that together. 
It was a touching service that 
helped many people come lo terms" 
wtli tlie one-year anniversary of the 
attacks. A special thanks to all the 
service men and womtn who 
showed up representing Uie police, 
fire department and emergency 
response departments. 

Thumbs down on 

students who do not 
acknowledge the traf- 
fic that stops for them 
at the crosswalks 
ai-ound camjjus. espe- 
cially the ones that 
walk slowly Students should cross 
Ihe road quickly and not step out in 
irniii ni ,;ir^ assuming they will 
-inp Hsi,Kl,-ms would wave to tlie 
iliivirs lu iliiink them, it would 
cause a lul less frustiration. 

-contributed by Jim Aimack. 
admissions adviser 

Thumbs dovm on the long cafe- 
teria lines. Short of remodeling the 
f cafeteria, there is only 
one solution: more 
hours. Some people 
might like to eat at 4 
p.m. Others might like 

is a very difficult and messy medi- 
um to work with. It stains the 
machines, and unless all they do is 
newsprint can really mess up a 
printer's other works. So the 
College Press does not print on 
newsprint very often. The Daily- 
Citizen has been great so iar to 
work with, and have been easy on 
me when I've made mistakes in sav- 
ing the files. 

It only takes about half an hour 
to print 2500 copies of the 12 page 
paper. The hard part is setting it up, 
making sure everything (fonts, pic- 
tures, colors) is OK before running 
it on the machines. Once it is print- 
ed, it is stacked and bound with 
string, then set out on the back 
dock of the press. Rob or I drive 
back down to Dalton later in the 
afternoon to pick up the finished 
paper and disbibute it around cam- 
pus and in town. 

Friday - DEADLINE. Most of our 
news content comes from the 
School of Journalism's News 
Reporting class, taught by Greg 
Rumsey Their storiies are due to 
him by 9 a-m. and to the Accent by 
noon. All of our other section con- 
tent is also due by noon, except spe- 
cial cases for sports or-other events 
that will happen over the weekend 
or in the beginning of the week. I 
try to spend several hours looking 
all the stories over so I know what 
to expect on Sunday. 

Saturday - REST! And whatever 
SA party is going on that weekend! 

Sunday it starts all over ag^n. 

Now that you know the process 
we go through, maybe some of you 
are interested in working with the 
Accent. That's great! I will not rest 
until I see that the Accent truly is 
the student newspaper and every 
student has the chance to voice 
their opinions within its pages. If 
you'd like to come visit and see our 
office or work with us weekly, stop 
by Just not on Wednesday! 

I hi 


steamed vegetables 

Letters to the Editor 

Others' bad words aren't good for us 

that I get is that 
print all the "swear 

jr culture. With the *| 
ty of people 

This is just a note in 
response to the article 
"Funny, yet annoying" by 
Dennis Mayne in the recent 
Accent (Volume 52, Issue 
2). Specifically the sen- 
tence "I'm walking around present on this campi 
with a bloody parka, ..." I think that a little more 
find the use of the wor< 
"bloody" to be inappropri 
ate. In the UK it is on thi 
same level as the "four let 
ter words" used here ii 
America (which I assume 
you wouldn't print). S( 
essentially, the impressioi 


-int. Thanks! 

Associate Professo:^ 


On page six of last week's i 
the Standifer Gap Church is i„vui- 
rectly called "Sandiford Gap 
church". We apologize for any 

The photo of the sign in Ihe 
parking lot ol Thatcher Hall was 
taken by Denzil Rowe. not Adam 

Got something to 
Write a letter to tl 
accent® southci xx, 

result in sc 

This would cut the 
lines, create less of a 
at the registers and 
me peace for many stu- 

The Southern Accent 

P.O. Box 370 

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advertising: (423) 2382721 

fax: (423) 2382441 



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published weekly during the school year 
exception of holidays and exam P'"° ,|,i,r!l 

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© 2002 The SouOiern Accent 

Thursday, September 19, 2002 

If tomorrow 
never comes 

I had picked out the perfect birthday 
card. Picking out the perfect card is an 
art, especially when you don't really know 
what to say. This card was for the 21st 
birthday of my best friend from high 

We were nearly 16 when we met in 
Latin I. the only sophomores in a class full 
of freshman. We migrated together and 
usually managed to do our Latin transla- 
tions right before class in the bathroom. 
Time passed and soon I couldn't imagine 
high school - or life in general - without 
Debbie Van Zwietien, She was the quiet 
type that came up with the funniest jokes 
and the best timing for comments. We 
were opposites with common ties. For 
example, she loved country music and I 
.wouldn't listen to it until she barricaded 
■tee in her room and made me listen to 
Garth and Clint until I could sing along. 

Our senior year came up fast and her 
parents moved her to another school. We 
drifted apart but still talked and hung out. 
Things were distant but OK up until the 
Christmas break of my first year at 
Southern. I was home and Debbie called 
me. I don't know how it started, but we 
had a disagreement, driving a wedge into 
an already drifting friendship. But it was 
her birthday, and I bought her a card, 

September 16, 2001 had just begun; the 
phone woke me up that morning. In that 
startled state of "sleepy -awake" I remem- 
bered that I forgot to send off the card 
for her birthday Well, I'd mail it later. I 
answered the phone, 

"Elisa. are you sitting down? Are you 
awake?" I was startled, and becoming 
more anxious. It was Stephanie, a friend 
from home, who sputtered on telling me 
that Debbie had leukemia. 

I started to freak out. "I was just think- 
ing about her! 1 have to call her! I have to 
do something! 1 didn't know... poor girl..." 
Stephanie tried to interrupt me. Finally 
when I told her I had to hang up and try 
to call Debbie, she blurted out the real 
news. "She's dead, Elisa. She died yes- 
Debbie had leukemia and during an 
operation, had a brain aneurysm and did 
not survive. She had died alone on a cold 
operating table the day before her birth- 

Even a year later, remembering that 
phone call makes me sick. I was in a state 
of shock; I couldn't cry, couldn't focus 
and couldn't sleep for weeks. I had let out 
some grief but part of me felt that if I was- 
n't there with her when she was diag- 
nosed or if she wasn't even important 
enough to me when she was alive for me 
to even send her birthday card on 
tune,. .if I was supposed to be her friend 
and she died alone, then what right did I 
have to mourn her? 

One night. I was checking my email 
and one of those songs she made me lis- 
ten to came on the radio, I had been told 
that writing would help relieve some of 
the grief.,, so writing from a full heart 
with that song playing in the background, 
my expression broke from stoic to tearful 
as I began to write her a final goodbye. 
Dear Debbie. 
That song you made me listen to is 
playing now. " Don't Take the Girl." How 
prophetic is that? I always think of you 
when I hear it. I wish it wasn't your time, 

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for selfish reasons. I wanted to have a 
chance to talk to you again. This hurts. I 
want to go bring your favorite flowers or a 
framed picture, but now if I bring you any- 
thing I have to leave it at your grave. I lost 
so much time. I found a great shot of us 
at Camp Kulaqua that summer, I know 
how you loved those pictures... I miss 
you. Why did you have to die. Debbs? 
Why did you have to be taken away? You 
were so young! Why are we forced to be 
without you? I'm sorry I didn't under- 
stand. I'm sorry I wasn't there for you, 
I'm so sorry I judged you. but know that I 
never stopped loving you... do you even 
remember me? You're even in my dreams 
now. but in these dreams you won't talk to 
me, you don't forgive me. I know it's just 
a dream though. I hope you thought you 
had a good life, what you think about it is 
all that matters anyway. I hope you for- 
gave me. I'm sorry I didn't go say good- 
bye, I'm sorry I wasn't there when you 
went. I'm sorry you were alone. I'm sorry 
Debbie,. I'm so sorry. For what it's worth. 
I will never forget you. 

Tears are blurring my eyes; I almost 
can't type this article. Part of me hates 
sharing this because it is so horrifically 
painful and personal. But it's important to 
me to share this sadness so maybe you 
can avoid my mistake. You see. after my 
fight with Debbie. I refused to speak lo 
her again. I was going to send her that 
card because it had been so long and it 
was her 21st birthday. But I didn't, 
because there was always tomorrow. I 
had four years of "I'm mad." Then.... "It 
wasn't my fault, she can call me" " I miss 
her but it's been so long I don't know 
what to say." "Maybe next week", or Til 
call later. I don't have time." 

There's always that emotional urban 
legend of telling people how you feel 
about them today, because you might not 
have tomorrow. I don't know about that, 
AJl I know is that overcoming fights and 
pride and distance is nothing compared to 
the permanency of death or loving some- 
one and forever losing the opportunity to 
let them know. It's uncomfortable know- 
ing that the lump in my throat of every- 
thing I wanted to say will always be there 
because I was reliant on a tomorrow that 
in reality is a gift, not a guarantee. 
Waiting may have cushioned my pride but 
it created a debt that I will have to pay for 
the rest of my life. 

Most art is displayed, but that perfect 
card is at the bottom of my desk drawer. It 
is strategically hidden under a mound of 
office supplies, gum wrappers and paper 
scraps, I avoid looking at it; 1 still can't 
take it out and I can't get rid of it either, 
because of what it symbolizes. That old 
scrawled on card carries the price of wait- 

Meet Andrew 

I know this is an opmion column which 
means that the things I wnte here are sup- 
posed to be erudite thought provokmg views 
on current subjects But smce the vast major 
ity of you don't even know me perhaps this 
week I should give you a little background 
information about myself 

Full Name: Andrew Ryan Bermudez 

Age: 18 

Home: GreeneviUe Tennessee 

Birthday: December 30 

Height: exactly b 85" flong story) 

Religion: Seventh day Adventist 

Political party: Republican (that will 

become ob\aous in future articles!) 

SSN: 246-... oh, you don't need to know 


Beyond those simple facts, let's see what 
else I can tell you all. I don't enjoy writing 
about myself, but I'll try to say at least a little 

Where do I start? Oh yes; I'm Andy, an 18- 
year-old guy from East Tennessee, the great- 
est place on earth! I'm one of the infamous 
freshman computing majors here at Soutliern 
(sorry to disappoint you. Mary). Well, actual- 
ly, I'm planning to double-major in computer 
science and business. It's been great so far! I 
love cluelessly typing cryptic Java code into 
bland Unbc interfaces, and nothing is more 
lun than laboriously penciling ultra-precise 
accounting values onto my worksheets! Oh. 
by the way. if I ever write this whole column 
in ASCII character codes, you'll know I shid- 
ied way too much for Dr. Urbina's Intro to 
Computing class. Really, it's not that bad; I'm 

very happy to be here at Southern! 

As a spiritual person. I believe that prayer 
and a relationship vAth God is very important 
I ti-y to make time for Bible study and prayer 
every day If tiie subject of this column ever 
happens to be a religious topic, be warned: 
my views will be conservative. 

As for what I like doing. I love hiking, raft- 
ing, snow-skiing, canoeing, and anything out- 
doors. I also like writing, especi^ly for the 
Accent! I generally enjoy talking to people, 
although it depends somewhat on the person. 
1 can be really shy or really friendly; and I 
don't have a clue why! I'm also one of those 
people who like classical music and can't 
stand most anything else; I just might he clas- 
sified as a 'computer geek', too. 

Fmally. I tend to be rather opinionate, as 
future columns will demonstrate! 

So much for only saying a little! Anyhow, 
dial's me in a coconut-sheU... 

Next week; Look forward to my first real 
opinion column! 

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WeeFsNFL picks 

Etoan Nkaka 

Cleveland VS. Tennessee 

Cleveland should be undefeated. They are 
playing well but haven't yet faced a really 
mod team. Tennessee will be the test, llie 
Titans are coming off a loss to the (ugh) 

Who's Hot: the Brown's defense 

Who's Not the Brown's running game 

Pick; Tennessee 

NY Jets vs. Miami 

New York was destroyed by the Patriots 
and Miami proved they were the real deal 
against the Colts last week. The Dolphins are 
going to do it again. So are the Jets. 

Who's Hot: Ricky Williams 

Who's Not: Tlic Jets . . 

Pick: Miami 

KunauB City vs. New England 

1 iliilnl kiiow the Chiefs were capable of 
storing .1(1 iJ( lints like they did in their season 
i,|)i.n<-r, rli''n I hey lost to Jacksonville. 
Meanwliilc, New Kngland has destroyed two 
of tlie hist teams in the AFC. They look like 
the best in the NFL right now. 

Who's Hot; Tom Brady, again. 

Who's Not: IJie Chiefs defense 

Pick: New England 

Indianapolis vs. Houston 

Houston had a big win against state nva^ 
Dallas but didn't get anything done against 
the Chargers last week. Indianapolis is 1-1 
and coming off a loss to nval Miami. 
Indianapolis should win this game. 

\Vhaf s Hot Houston beating the Cowboys 

Who's Not; Colts' defense 

Pick: Indianapolis 

Green Bay vs. Detroit 

Brett Favre is getting better every year, 
but the Packer's defense is getting worse 
every game. However, that won't matter 
against the Lions, who can't do anything 

Who's Hot Brett Favre 

What's Not Detroit losing to the Panthers 

Pick: Green Bay 

SL Louis vs. Tampa Bay 

WOW! If anyone had said the Rams would 
be and two coming into week three, he 
would have been committed. But there they 
are. And Tampa Bay always gives them prob- 
lems. Tlie St Louis reign is over. 

Wlio's Hot Tampa Bay's defense 

\Vho's Not St Pass Defense 

Pick: Tampa Bay 

Intramurals Standings 

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ve innings 

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egades came home 

As rcptirted on Wi-dnesdiiy. September 18, : 

Women's League 

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Team Clarke 
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Team Champen 
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Men's A League 




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Team Stoddard 
Team Richardson 
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Men's B League 





Team Casllbuono 

Wright Hall 

Team Colorado 

Red Sox 

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Play Fantasy Football with SA 

Warriors' player Donnle LIghthall focuses on the approaching !"=■ - ,,|,| 
ing their game against the Bombers. The game went Into overtime." ■ 
Bombers llnally pulling it out 8-7. .-aH 

The Student Association is offering 
Fantasy Football with the chance to win a 
$100 gift certificate to Best Buy. 

"It'll get people excited about watching 
games,- said Jared Thurmon, SA President 

the running. °' """"^ '" ""^ ^ttident center to sign up. 

Deadline to sign up is by noon on Friday 

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Thursday, September 19, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

^^^ camDus chatter 

Week of : September 19-25 

Calendar of Events 



8:00a ACT exams 

2-5p BCU Car wash (Brock Hall parking lot) 

7:4 Ip Sunset 

;00p Vespers (Church) 

BIRTHDAYS: Annette Chaviano, Brian McDonald, Chandra 
Morgan, Chrystal Lawson, Jep Calkins, Steven Murphy, Yaiza 
Del Valle, Mr. Eddie Avant, Billie Frederickson, Wayne Hazen, 
Alesia Overstreet 


9 & 11:30a Church Services - Ed Wright 

10:00a The Third - Ed Wright Qles) 

7:30p Evensong (Church) 

8:51p SA Joker Release Party (lies) 

Student Center Closed 
BIRTHDAYS: Cheryl McCray, Kristin Welch, Manny Rascon, 
Marcus Kesler, Sharon Hart. Mrs. Fern Babcock 


5:30p Vans leave for Falcons game (Wright Hall steps) 

8:30p Falcons vs. Bengles Game - Georgia Dome 

BIRTHDAYS: Geo Augustin, Jack Kao, Jess Waring, Rochelle 
Ask, Sarah Huff, Saul Aispuro, Seth Harris. Stacey 
Cunningham, Mr Lloyd Kerbs 


PRAXIS Exams (Student Center) 

3:30p Academic Affairs 

7:30p Classical Guitar-Miroslav & Natasa Loncar (Ackerman) 

BIRTHDAYS: Amy Taveras, Derrek Drachenberg, Eric 
Dingman, Nicki Peyser. Tricia Bricker, Walter Israel, Dr Jud 
Lake, Alex Sanchez 


7:00p Joint Worship-Campus Ministries fThatcher) 

BIRTHDAYS: Carley Cole, Catherine Marin, Corey 
Waterman. Veruschka Valenzuela, Mr Terry Evans, Mrs. 
Rebekah Reutebuch, Gordon Stangeland 


BIRTHDAYS: Jason Belyeu, Jeff Walper, Jenny Shield, JuUe 
Clarke, Nettie Gerstle, Ryan Powell, Shauna Anderson, Tina 
Nelson, Dn Rachel Byrd, Dn Phil Garver, Mr. Chuck 


11:00a Convocation - Edwin Hernandez (Church) 

BIRTHDAYS: Bob Beckett. Brandon Teixeira, Charily Pak, 
Cheryl Mathews. Chris Bryant. Damaris Vega, Elisa 
Rodriguez. UlUeAnn Kolebas, Tiffany Lindsey, Trever Ehrlich, 
Mrs. Joanne Evans, Barbara Miller 



ACT EXAM: The next exam date is 
Friday, September 20 at 8 a.m. Call 
the Counseling Center at 2782 to register. 

Record Exam (GRE) subject exams 
only. Test date is November 1 1. The deadline 

is September 20. 

DESIGN A LOGO, win a prize! The 
Office of Student Life & Activities is looking 
for an individual to create a unique logo 
design for their office. For specific details, 
contact Kari Shultz at 2484 or 
kshult2(5) . Deadline for this 
contest is September 30. 

you would like to be a greeter or take up the 
offering on Sabbath at The Third, please con- 
tact Pam at 

Miroslav Loncar wiU be providing a classical 
guitar concert Monday, September 23 at 7:30 
p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium. His repertoire 
ranges fi-om music of the Renaissance to con- 
temporary Latin American composers and 
music from his native Croatia. 

CONVOCATION; The speaker for 
September 26 will be Dr. Edwin Hernandez 
who is the Program Director for the Center 
for the Study of Latino Religion, University of 
Notre Dame. This Convocation will be held 
in the church at 11:00 a.m. 

Clubs & Departments... 

AlPHA MU GAMMA, honor society for 
Modern Languages, is looking for 
those interested in being members. If you 
have completed two semesters 
of a foreign language receiving an "A" each 
semester, you may qualify. Come 
to the Modern Languages offices in Brock 
Hall to pick up an application. 
New members will be inducted this fall. 
Please get your application in as soon as pos- 

DO YOU NEED to practice your French? 
Your opportunity to speak French with fellow 
students is every Tuesday at noon in the 
Dining HalL Bring your tray to the French 
table and practice while you visit with fiiends 
and eat lunch. 

PRACTICE SPANISH in the dining 
room on Tuesdays at noon and 
Thursdays at dinner. Join your fiiends at the 
Spanish table in the dining room and bring 
up your class scores! 

BCU CAR WASH fimdraiser! Black 
Christian Union will be sponsoring a carwash 
Friday, September 20 fi-om 2-5 p.m. in the 
Brock Hall parking lot The profits will go 
towards BCU club expenses for the various 
spiritual and social activities planned through- 
out the semester. For more information, 
please contact Shanelle Adams at 2631. 

ASEANS, Pre-Me. and Pre-Dent clubs on 
Sunday October 6!! We will meet in the morn- 
ing and come back by 5:30 p.m. Anyone can 
sign up by e-raai!ing 
Please include your name, e-mail and phone 
number so that we can reach you. In order to 
be on reservation, we will need $22.50 fr^om 
you by Friday, September 20. Everyone is 

Campus Ministries... 

NEW ENGLAND AdvenUst Heritage 
Tour (October 15-20): This tour offers a 
unique opportunity to explore your Adventist 
heritage. The trip is designed to be more than 
just a historical experience - it will be an 
unforgettable spiritual blessing! For more 
information contact Marius Asaftei at 238- 
3060 or visit 

Student Assocation . . . 

SA JOKER RELEASE party!! This 
Saturday night, you will not want to miss it! 
Come and getyourawaitedjokers at 8:51 pm 
in lies PE. Center. 

MISSING THE SA Joker Release party? 
If you cannot make it to the Joker Release, 
you may pick one up at the Joker office in the 
Student Center starting Monday, September 
23. Office hours are: Monday & Wednesday 
1-6 p.m.. Tuesday frS p.m. and Friday noon - 2 


you take a picture with your fiiends at the SA 
Welcome Back Party photo booth? All pic- 
tures that were taken are available in tiie SA 

SA SENATORS: Thank you to all who 
ran for Senate! Elections went well last week 
and many participated in voting. This year 
will be an amazing one with all the deter- 
mined, dependable Senators who have been 
voted into positions. Congratulations! 

FALCONS TICKETS still available!!! 
There are still Falcons vs. Bengles tickets 
available! This game will be held on Sunday 
evening, September 22 at 8 p.m. in the 
Georgia Dome. Come by the Student 
Association office for details or call Jared 
Thurmon at 2447. 


you a student interested in joining a commit- 
tee and making a difference? Diversity, 
chaired by Safawo Gullo, needs two students. 
Instructional Resources, chaired by Helen 
Pyke. needs one student Student Services, 
chaired by Bill Wohlers, needs threes stu- 
dents. Fihn Subcommittee, chaired by Judy 
Winters, needs two students. Student 
Activities, chaired by Kari Shultz- needs 2 stu- 
dents. Student Wellness, chaired by Heather 
Neal and Jeff Erhard, needs two students. 
Contact SA President Jared Thurmon at 2447 
or jalhnrmonfff'sout for further 


Thursday. Se pt^I;;;;^ 

Mary Nikityn 
Humor Editor 


Editor's Note: Do you think it's time Jared got a liaircut? Would you 
lil<e to see Anthony wear a color? Do you wonder if Paul's cheek mus- 
cles hurt from smiling so much? Send me 100 or so FUNNY words on 
which SA officer most needs a makeover and why you should be the 
one to give it to him. Not only will I print it. I will also nag your cho- 
sen officer relentlessly until we see results! Don't forget to sign your 
name, just in case the 5A wants to hunt you down..- 

Need help choosing a Major? 
Take this simple quiz! 

Hey Freshmen! Need help choosing a 

Take this quiz to see where you belong! 
1. 1 prefer to "pick up" membcTB of the 
opposite sex by... 

A. Silling oulside of the nursing and edu 
cation buildings pretending to study. 

B. Asldng anyone who will talk to me out on 
a dale. 

C. Hiding from them, 

D. Buying tlieni stuff. 

2. My iovoritc topics of conversation 

A. Greek translation, spiritual gifts, and tlie 
mission field. 

B, UNUX, C^. Artificial Intelligence, and 
techno music. 

C. Tlie dreariness of postmodern society, 
morbid poetry, and how unappreciated I am. 

D, Money, how much money I make, how 
much money I plan to make, and also, 

3. In tlie cafeteria, I... 

A Am never alone— rm surrounded by nurs 
ing majore! 

B, Am never alone— 1 have my Palm Pilot. 
MP3 player, laptop, cell phone... 

C, Try lo convince othere dial I am invisible 
l)y wearing entirely black. 

D, Buy food on oilier people's accounts to 
save money— so what if I have to make new 
friends every monlli? 

4. When I graduate from Soudiem, I 
would like to... 

A. Be married, 

B. Lock myself away wiUi technological 
■a gadgets somewhere else. 

^ C. Finally be liberated of bourgeoisie dress 
code requirements! 
D. Be filtliy rich. 

5. The worst thing alwut Southern is... 
A Vespers isn't long enough and we could 
use some more churches on campus. 

B. The bandwidth restrictions and network 

C. The lack of nude models, 

D. There just aren't enough opportunities to 
make money 

6. 1 shop most often at.. 

A TTie ABC— my fianc6{e) woriis there. 
B. Best Buy— it's a great place to take dates. 


C. That New Age 

if s got a good aur 

r Coolidge Park— 

D, The Samaritan Center— just my price 

7. My social status in Ifte Joker is... 

A Desperate/Married 

B. Looking 

C. Loner/Not Interested 

D. Player 

If you chose... 

Mostly A's. you must be on your way to 
Miller Don't forget to swing by Herin and 
Summerouron yourway to declare theologyyour 

MosUy B's. you've probably already 
behaved more normally than usual by read- 
ing this paper. Quick, lock yourself away in 
Hickman before human society gets to be too 
much for you: you're a computing major! 

MosUy C's. what are you doing off of 
Brock 'M-> Go forUi (or not) and join the art 
majors. No one else wiU ever understand you 

Mosdy D's. why are you taking this quiz? 
Youve obviously known that business was 
your major since that time when you were five 
and you talked your mom into tripling your 

Pretty Dog-gone AwesoJ 

Mto/s'wte- SitweitwasRobSbirHidayihtspast 
Tu^dayweVkt him have his say. but dont you tJiitik 
Sujt by his age he siiould have learned to beiuive bet- 

' Last year, when I was privileged enough to have 
my picture on tiie back of the Accent every week, 
lots of Southern students seemed to feel that they 
knew me well I got many compliments on the 
structure, content and tone of my Accent picture. 
"Hey" they'd say. because they didn't know my 
name, just my picture, "that was a good photo last 
week!" And bdng the generous folks that they 
were, they'd offer me suggestions, just in case I did- 
n't feel like writing my own column in the fijture. 
Few Southern students have the time or interest, it 
seems, to actually write for the Accent, but there's 
not a single one of them who doesn't have an idea 
for a column. It is probably a good tlwig that they 
do lack said time or interest, now that I think of it, 
because judging by their suggestions for articles, 
we'd no longer be able to divide the Accent into top- 
ics like News, ^rts and Religion; it would be divid- 
ed into weekly sections of Articles Complaining 
about die Cafeteria and Articles Complaining about 
Dorm Life. Tm really glad this isn't the system on 
which we operate because it's far more efficient just 
to look at Dennis Mayne's column to indulge the 
angst you have toward both of flie above topics. 

Though I never felt inspired enough about 
these topics to devote an entire 600 words to them. 
tiiere was one item repeatedly suggested to me that 
I would like to address here and now. That topic is 

Southern and PDA have a long, rich tradition 
dating (ha, dating. . .get it') back to when a young 
Mr. Talge was stiidying for business class by nego- 
tiating an exchange of saliva \vitii the fliture Mrs. 
Talge on Oie steps outside of the g^ls' donn on a 
Friday evening. Other students passing by proba- 
bly moaned and complained about it, but he proba- 
bly just said, 'Don't teD me viiiat to do, my name's 
on this building! And someday, adminisbration will 
change it fi-om tiie women's to tiie men's dorm, so 
smart-aleck readers should not send in letters to the 
editor s^ing that Rob York got his dorms con- 

A wise man, flial Mr. Talge waa Anyway, every- 
one on Southern's campus has a strong interest in 
PDA While it technically stands for Public Di^lay 
of Affection, stiidents use the acronym as short- 
hand for Pret^ Disgusting Activity and Please 
Don't Again. Common inddences of PDA general- 
ly involve the guy in every row at church who has 
apparentiy become afflicted with a slipped disc or 
something fliat needs to be massaged out right 
away, especially during Vespers. PDA has resulted 
in some of our campus's most popular jokes, like 

Only Mary Nikityn would stand Ihll 
close to Rob York when he's holiJii| 
a battleaxe. 

tiie one about taking a raincoat uith yM 
Thatcher Hall on Friday night and a prettymT 
endless variety of knee-slappers invoking | 
Garden ofPrayer. So, we haveagenerala 
PDA is disgusting and embarrassing, and no 
wants to see it, right' 

WeD. there's just one problem truth bel| 
what students on this campus a 
plaining about is an offshoot of PDA caDed S 
meaning Someone Else's Public Display's dl 
Know the Rest of the Acronym, Why ai " 
Capitalizing This? Of course no one else 
see another member of his (or her) gen(iff| 
pling a member of the opposite gender's H 
simply because if s not happening to him (orW 
that present moment Take a pei^n vjho hsj 
plained about public displays on any gntncT 
ing. give him or her a member of the OH^'^ 
der who is ready and willing to make thdrife" 
puMc, and by evening if you us 
ments they were using against PDA ^^J* 
you're jealous. Is this right' IH let you deodeW, 
yourself PDA is such a strongly debated tj| 
rm pretty sure you've all made up your nr^ 
the subject without my help. Besides rmjuSJ 
you what Fve observed. I have no strong!^ 
about PDA r^ardless of what you mayl^^J 
(Editoi's note: or seen.) or what In 

Rob York mziMbeaseiwrcomnnosa^'^y 
(tile's not so reserved tmv. is he? 

Top Ten Campus Safety 
Pick-Up Lines 

bv Marv NiVih/n 

^nT,"';.*"^" " 5. Thatbodyofyoursisdanger»4 

lU. 1 feel that ifs my duty to keep you safe going to have to monitor its movem'"^! 

'"•^1 4. You should apply to work hf"^ 

, "' ■' " '"^ ^uLy lu Keep you sale 

hy escorting you back from Vespers tonight. 

9. This is officially an emergency scene 
I need to ask you to hold on to me until ifs 

8. Please step outside with me. You're so 
hot, you're going to set off a fire alarm. 

7- Nope, I can't seem to gel your car 
unlocked. Where can I drive you? 

6. Eddie Avant says I'm a fine young man. 

p traffic- 

y dorni » 

looking for s 

3. Yon can break into my d 
you want. ,, ^ 

2. I'm sorry you're car's aiegaliy 
Yon'll have to move it to ray plac"!- 

1. I crashed my truck: will y" 

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Volume 58, Issue 4 

Students receive Joker 

Southern's pictori 
Brandon Yap, Si 

al directory, the Joker, was passed out at the SA Joker Release Party Saturday night. Here 
h Wright, Allison Wiggin, Danielle Wilson, and Jacki Souza examine their new Jokers. 

Photo by Cheryl Fuller 

P.E. Center. Board ga 
were set up and students could play 
volleyball or basketball. 
Refreshments such as ice cream 
bars, trail mix, and popcorn were 
served. Above, Jack Kao and 
D'marai Banks play a game of one- 
on-one. Below: Nicole Poyser and 
Tere Drummond play the Game of 

Pholos by Chefy' Fuller 

Sheffield starts 

voter registration drive 

Seeking greater voter turnout among 
Southern students, English professor Marcus 
Sheffield has begun a voter registration drive. 

"This has nothing to do with political par- 
ties," Sheffield said. "I want students to vote." 

Sheffield, who is seeking a seat on the 
Collegedale Commission in March's city elec- 
tions, wiJl continue to try and register students 
and Collegedale community members before 
spring elections, but for now is focusing on get- 

ting students registered in time for the fall elec- 
tions of Nov 5. 

"This is focused on students because stu- 
dents can be reached more quickly," he said. "I 
would like to cover the city as well, but can't in 
time." All voters in the fall election must be reg- 
istered 30 days prior to Election Day Several 
issues key to Tennessee will be decided in this 
election, such as the governor's race, the US 
Senate seat being vacated by Fred Thompson 
and a vote on whether or not to impose a 
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I learned that it is the weak who 
are cruel, and that gentleness is 
to be expected only Iroin the 

Leo Rosten 

2 The Southe rn Accent 

What is Advancement? 


Under the direction d Vice 
President for Advancement David 
Burghart, the office nf Advancement 
is working m\i\ donors to fund new 
campus improvements. 

Advancement, located on the mid- 
dle floor of one of Southern's oldest 
buildings, Lynnwood Hall, links 
donore such as alumni and Mends of 
Southern, with key projects and needs 
not included in Southern's norma] 
operating budget or covered by funds 
from the Southern Union confer- 

At the top of the list of projects are 
a new Wellness Center and the reno- 
vation of Hackman and Lynnwood 
Halls. These and other projects are 
part of the Millennium III Campaign 
which raised the funds for Hackman 
and Lynnwood, and with the help of 
the Committee of 100 is raising 
money for the Wellness Center 

The new Wellness Center will be 
an addition to Hes Physical Education 
Center and will have a new pool as 
well as expanded fitness and weight 

When renovated, the top floor of 
Lynnwood Hall will house Testing 
and Counseling and the Center for 
Learning Success, said Evonne 
Crook, Advancement administrative 

"Moving into the remodeled 
HackmiUi Hal! will centralize tlie now 
scallcred School of Religion," said 

According to a report released by 
tlie Advancement office, the fund-rais- 
ing goal for tlie Hackman and 
Lynnwood Hall renovations was met 
lale last year securing the first two 
projects nf the Millennium III 

Renovating Hackman Hall I 
just one of the projects 
Advancement Is working on. 
Pholo by Laura Gates 
Campaign. The major contributor was 
Committee of 100, a nonprofit organi- 
zation created to assist Southern with 
such projects. 

Currently. Advancement and 
Committee of 100 are raising S4.1 mil- 
lion to launch die Wellness Center 

Other goals that Advancement is 
working toward include acquiring a 
second touring bus and two campus 
beautiiicalion projects; 

Commissioning the granite sculpture 
Passing Ihe Mantle and upgrading sev- 
eral secdons of the Promenade. 

A new touring bus was purchased 
late this summer and is being painted 
and readied for use this school year. 
Passitig the Mantle is currently being 
sculpted by Wayne Hazen with some 
help from of several students from the 
School of Visual Art and Deagn. 

-I would like U. have sMdentsu^ 
„„ (for my campaign]." Sheffield 
campaign in March" 

"With bO many students being 
^^y from home dunng the sctaJ 
year unless Ihey vote absentee, they 
can 1 vote " Sheffield said "I just \vant 
to remind students that they can vote." 

In order to get students registered 
to vote Sheffield, along with his 
daughter Kate, a sophomore history 
major at boudiem, and nephew Ted 
ProLly a junior visual communicahon 
major have begun the process of driv- 
uig into Chattanooga to the Hamilton 
County Election to pick up voter regis- 
tration formsfor the students to fill out 
They have begun leaving registration 
forms in the residence halls and have 
put up signs encouraging students to 
register and vote. 

The Election Commission only 
gives out 75 forms at a time, but 
Sheffield promises to check the resi- 
dence halls daily for forms that have 
been completed. "We have about two 
weeks," he said. "I will go to the elec- 
tion commission every day if 1 have 

The Southern Accent 

In die meantime, Sheffield hopes 
to stimulate the poltical environment 
on campus. "I will be writing [opinion] 
pieces for the Southern Accent," he 

said. 1 think that there ought to be a 
discussion, and I encourage others to 
express their views. I hope to start a 

However, with this being an "off- 
year election." or one that does not 
decide die presidency of the United 
States, Sheffield may face a daunting 

The national average of eligible 
American voters between the ages of 
1&-24 who do vote in off-year elections 
is 18.5%. said Ben McArthur, ch^ of 
Southern's History Department 
McArthur calls this statistic "pathetic" 

T really think that Ibis is the time in 


life when students should start fcl 
think about issues." McArthur Ea|l 
"Getting them interested is the [M 
thing. The/ve got to see how the pil 
ical process touches their lives." 

Getting students interested in iM 
issues depends on race, McAtHbI 
said. It'salmosteasierwlienyoulai 
a local election like this. Studentsoa, 
also take an interest in the preadenSl 
election. The state level is a 
ible to them." 

A good voter turnout could e: 
decide the CoUegedale electioa; 
McArthur said. "If you got your ft 
dent vote out thaf s all it would takt'l 

Southern creates Institute! 
of Ethical Leadership 

Rachel Bostic, editor 

Rob York, managing editor 

Jared Wright 

Jeremiah Axt 

Cheryl Fuller 


Melissa Turner 

Jonathan Liem 

Adam Kotanko 

Brian John 

Dennis Mayne 

Sports EonwH 

CurTVRn Rmm 

Mary Nikityn 

rhomas Wentworth 

C^m EuriuH 

Ryan Harrell 

HuMojt Cartoonist 

Lillian Simon 

Brian Wiehn 


Coi-v EurroR 

Suzanne Trude 

Bryan Lee 

Layout & Design 

Miranda Jones 

SuBscnnioN Manaceh 

Judith Moses 

Roger da Costa 

OmjNE EnrroH 

Jessica Landess 

Heidi Martella 

Greg Rumsey 

Laura Cates 

Faojltv adviser 

Krisly Elorowik 

.Ashley Snyder 

Andrew Bermudei 

Adam Buck 


Dolly Porawski 

Opinion Couimnist 

Carlos Martinez 

Heidi Tompkins 

Denzil Rowe 

Southern Adventist 

University is now offering the 
Institute of Ethical 

Leadership. The Institute is a 
response to the business com- 
munity for ethical leaders, said 
Executive Director George 

Southern is the first 
Seventh-day Adventist college 
to put together such a pro- 
gram. The Institute is still in 
the developing stages. "We're 
building the airplane as we fly 
it," said Babcock. 

The framework for Institute 
was conceptualized as early as 
the 1920s, said Don Ashlock, 
founding director of the 
eCenter. According to 
Babcock, the actual program 
was being organized prior to 
the Enron scandal. In addition 
to the Institute, Southern inte- 
grates ethics into every class, 
rather than just having one or 
two classes focused on ethics. 
The' Institute is a division of 
the School of Business and 
Management, located on the 
3rd Floor of Brock Hall in a 
former classroom. It is divided 
into two subcategories - the 
eCenter and the Center for 
Nonprofit Leadership. 

The eCenter's purpose is 
"to provide the opportunity for 
students to contribute to, and 
experience on a first hand 
basis, real market entrepre- 

Don Ashlock and Kent Kelley are in charge of the Intern pi 
eCenter, a division of ttie Institute of Ethical 


neurial endeavors," said 

The Center for Nonprofit's 
purpose is "creating leader- 
ship training resources," said 
Ashlock. "Both for students on 
the Southern campus as well 
as [tol meet the needs of lead- 
ership development in the 
church and industry world- 
wide." The Center will be put- 
ting on workshops and semi- 
nars in the future, Babcock 

The Institute involves more 
than just the local industries 
and Southern students. 
Babcock will be speaking with 
the Atlantic Union Teacher's 

Pholo by Kert^s 

Convention during Octobt'J^ 
16 in Massachusetts o" ■! 
topic "Ethics for EducaM^ 
a World Gone Mad. 
Institute not only has "^ 
recognition, but is gro J 
international proporl"" J 
well. Babcock has been 1 
to put on seminars about"! 
caMeadership in n'"';] 
October 21 where he « 1 
meeting with ^^^^ J^ 
and government on' ■ 

Babcock said tlj^' . 
Institute does not incl" Jl 
classes for academic jj 
but they are being pl'"' 
in the future. 

Thursday, September 26, 2002 

The Southern Accent 3 

Southern Adventist University 

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Thursday, September 26, 


Melissa Turner 
Lifestyles Edii 




Watch out for credit card debt 

Mellody Hobson. Good Morning 
America's personal finance expert, recently 
staled on the show that "personal bankruptcy 
is running rampant among members of s(y 
called Generation Y, those from 8 lo 23," 
During a recent study, the General 
Accounting Office, a division of Congress, 
found tJiat bankruptcies of those under age 25 
have increased 51 percent in the past decade, 

One cause of this increase is the use of 
credit cards by college students. According 
to college lender Nellie Mae, "92 percent of 
college students carry a credit card, and 47 
percent possess four or more credit cards." It 
was also mentioned by Nellie Mae that 22 per- 
cent of college students owning and using 
credit cards owe between $3,000 and $7,000 
in credit debt alone. 

There are a few watchdog credit card 
offers out there for the college student who 
wants to stay away from debt Hobson sug- 
gests the use of prepaid credit cards to limit 
spending. Teens can apply for prepaid cards 
starting at age 16, But the prepaid route can 
be very beneficial throughout the college 
years as well. Once the spending limit has 
been reached, the prepaid card cannot be 
used again until more money is put on it. An 
alternative to the prepaid credit cards is to get 
a student credit card from College Parents of 
America. This card, v^fhich is in partnership 
with MBNA, allows parents to set a credit 

Once banned books 
make for great reading 

limit for their student's credit card. Parents 
monitor the monthly statements for the stu- 
dent's card. The goal of these prepaid and 
alternative credit cards is to help students 
spend responsibly while under the supervi- 
sion of their parents. 

There is another alternative that allows 
students to budget and spend responsibly. 
independent of their parents. Debit cards 
work like credit cards in that they can be used 
at the gas station, the mall and nearly every 
other place that accepts regular credit cards. 
But rather than having the opportunity to 
max out credit limits, debit card users draw 
money directly from a checking account 
This can help students who want to stay out of 
credit debt because it allows them to spend 
only the money that they have in the account 

Resources are available for students want- 
ing to learn more about credit cards and can 
be found at \ or . 

Out & About: Hamilton County Fair 

Attention Southern students; the Possum 
Hunters are coming soon to a town near 

Tlie Possum Hunters are just one of the 
many bands that will be playing at the 
Hamilton County fair during Ihe last week- 
end in Seplember (Ihe 28th and 211th) from 
!) a.m. to (i p.m. The music selection varies 
wiiiily frnni bluenrass and follt to Celtic and 
even tonlcniiinrary Christian. The county 
(air is locally thoughl of as tile sanctioned 
kickoff for fall in Hamilton County attracting 
over 50,000 people for (he twoJay event It 
is held on Dallas Island in Chester Frosl 
Park, a 280-acre facility located on 
Cbickamauga Lake in Hixson. Fair-goers 
are simltled to tile park via bus and boat for 
just $4.00 for adults from the Northgate 
Mall and Middle Valley Recrealion. Another 
option is a (erry ride across Uke 
Chickamauga, cour(esy of Tlie Chattanooga 
Slar al Harrison B.iy State Park for S6.00 for 
adults. The fair will be held rain or shine 
witli no admission charge. 

Sixty-five cratters, 40 food vendors and 
18 commercial exhibitors are estimated to 
provide the bulk of the county fair. 
Demonstrations hke soap making, and 
blacksmithing are also given. The Hamilton 
County fair is more than just free live enter- 
tainment Its purpose is lo celebrate local 
hislory. According to the HamiUon County 
website, the fair strives to combine an 
atmosphere of what country living was hke 
a hundred years ago and the best of our cul- 
ture today. So gather your Kends and get 

Wagons ho! Some kids tnjoy l»t year's 
county fair on Dallas island at Chester 
Frost Park. 

out of Collegedale for a new experience and 
meet some locals. For more information, 
visit the Hamilton County website at; 
httli://www hamiltonto onv/fajr 

To get lo the Northgate Mall shutUe; 
Take Apison Pike out of Collegedale head- 
ing toward Summit and Bonny Oaks. Go 
under 1-75 and through the intersection of 
Bonny Oaks and Lee Highway. Get on 
Highway 58 off of Bonny Oaks and head 
northbound across the Chickamauga Dam 
Northgate Mall will be on the right shorUy 
after crossing the dam. 

To get to Harrison Bay Slate Park shuttle 
on Ihe Chattanooga Star; Take Lee Highway 
m OoUewah and go under 1-75. Take a left 
onto Hunler Road. Follow Hunter Road for 
approximately 10 mdes. Hunler Road will 
come out al Highway 153. Make a right 
onto the highway and follow die signs to 
Harrison Bay. 

-^^fiir^gT^JS^TWrath.- John 
Steinbeck's classic novel about the 
Depression, had a rocky introducUon in 
American hbraries in 1939. It was burned 
bv the East St. Louis (ni.) Public Ubrary, 
barred from the Buffalo (N.Y.) Public 
Ubrary and banned in Kansas City, Mo., 
and Kern County, Calif. Even today, as the 
National Steinbeck Center celebrates the 
centennial of Steinbeck's birlh, his books 
continue to be challenged. According to 
the American Library Association's Office 
of Intellectual Freedom, "Of Mice and 
Men" was the second most challenged 
book of 2001, after the Harry Potter series, 
arguably a new children's classic. 

To raise awareness regarding the cen- 
sorship of books today, events, exhibits 
and read-outs across the country will be 
held during Banned Books Week, 
September 21-28. The read-outs will feature 
local celebrities and community members 
reading from their favorite banned book, 
with a focus on American classics such as 
Steinbeck's novels, "Catcher in the Rye," 
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," 
The Color Purple" and To Kill a 

The abiUty to read, speak, think and 
express ourselves freely are core American 
values," said Judith Krug, director of the 
American Library Association's Office for 
Intellectual Freedom. "We hope the read- 
outs will help remind Americans of the 
importance of our freedom at a time when 
freedoms are being eroded in the United 
Stales. Now - more than ever - we must let 
freedom read." 

Books many parents and teachers con- 
sider American classics, including The 
Grapes of Wrath," The Bluest Eye" and 
"Lord of the Flies," are among the most fre- 
quently challenged books of the past 12 
years, when the Office for Intellectual 
Freedom began tracking attempts to 
remove books from schools and libraries. 

"Unfortunately, any book can come 
under attack for any reason," said Chris 
Finan, president of American Booksellers 
Foundation for Free Expression. 
"Steinbeck's books have been deemed 
'filthy' and 'profane,' while Maurice 
Sendak's popular 'In the Night Kitchen' has 
been challenged for nudity. I hope families 

wi., pick up a banned book and read il m I 
discuss it together." 1 

"Not every book will be right for e,,,, I 
reader, but the freedom to choose for our. f 
selves from a full array of possibilities is. L 
hard-won right that we must not take (oi I 
granted in this country," said Judith Pin I 
director of the Association of America I 
Publishers' Freedom to Read program. I 

For more information on banned books I 
or how you can support Banned Boofel 
Week, please - • ■ ' 


Books Week: 

Celebrate your freedom lo read. Stopbf 
the Bbrary and pick out a "challenged" bo«l I 
to read. Just a few of the many titles inclu* 

0/Mice and Men. John Steinbeck 
/»ioi» Wiy (te QgafBinf Sings, MayaAng*! 
Tlie Great Galsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald 
To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee 
77ii! Lord of the Flies. William Golding 
1984. George Orwell 
The Call of the Wild. Jack London 
Gone With the Wind. Margaret Mitdid 
Vie Adventures of Tom Sawyer. UaA'^ 
Animal Farm. George Orwell 
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinb 



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Meet the S.A. executive team Technology in our lives 

Computing majors travel 
to Atlanta for trade show 

Interviews with the S.A. executive officers - Part 2. 

Suzanne Trude 

Anthony Vera Cruz, ou 
president, is ready for this year. He is a 
about petting your opinions on student lit 
and the improvements that would be benil' 
cial to us. Here are some answers to que- 
tions that will give you an idea of who ym 
have voicing your opinion. 

ST; So, how was your family life growing 


AV: 1 have grown up all over the USA. My 

parents divorced and are both remarried. 

ST: Where" have you gone to school? 
AV: My mother is a teacher so we moved a 
lot during my grade school years. For high- 
school I went to Mount Pisgah Academy. 
And 1 have gone to Southern now for tliree 

ST: What is your major and what are your 

AV: I am a public relations major 1 am inter- 
ested in politics, being involved with public 
life. I have a tendency to get so caught up in 
being involved that some times I neglect my 

ST: What are your career plans, long and 
short term? 

AV: My long term goals center around poli- 
tics. More specifically special events or crisis 
situations. Short term 1 will get a job work- 
ing for a public relations firm. 

ST: What plans do you have for die SA 
senete this year? 

AV: To ride the wave and build upon the 
progress that we accomplished last year. 
Boost the public oppinion of SA by getting 
SA involved and out there. SA senete is plan- 
ning on having more "press confrences" in 
the cafeteria so that we can get input from 
the students. We are planning to set up the 
45 new television screens in the different 
departments so that every one wiU exhibit 
the same time and announcements will be 
available everywhere on campus. The grant 

LiLUAN Simon 


Anthony Is m charge of SA Senate 
but he has many other duties You 
can catch up with him in the SA 
office m the Student Center. 

with Sony should be coming through shordy. 

ST: Now for the fun. If you v 

ed what would you be? 

AV: 1 would be reincarnated as a house fly 

so I could know everything that is going 

around [me]. 

ST; If there were no limits what would you 

AV: I would be a person who has the know 
how to make a difference. I would like to be 
a senator because they have more power and 
if there were really no limits my ultimate 
goal would be a White House press secre- 
tary. , 

ST: Why the black? 

AV; It is partially an ethnic thing and partial- 
ly to do wth the fact that my mother looks 
really good in black. It makes me more com- 
fortable because 1 have always worn it. 

ST: If you were given a makeover what 

would you change? 

AV: It depends on my mood! 

On Thursday, September 12, 2002, stu" 
dents from the School of Computing made its 
yearly trip to Atlanta's computer trade shows, 
NetWorld+lnterop and COMEDEX. 

Networking, security and wireless compa- 
nies made up the bulk of the exhibitors. At 
each booUi there was a presentation of what 
the company did as well as displays of their 
products. People who attended these presen- 
tations were usually rewarded with free t- 
shirts, pens, highlighters, mugs or they were 
entered into a drawing. 

The highlights for this year were a live E- 
bay auction and a lest-drive of a Mercedes- 
Benzes. E-bay auctioned off a CD player, 
portable DVD player, leather E-bay jacket, 
palm pilot cover. Sony digital camera, t-shirls 
and baseball caps. To pardcipate in E-bay's 
live auction, attendees had to visit E-bay's 
sponsors' booths. For each visit, the attendee 
received 50 Yabeniis (Sun E-bay spelled back- 

wards), which totaled up to 450 Yabenus. But 
in order to get in the game, one had to have at 
least a thousand Yabenus. Many people got 
frustrated and just gave away their fake 
money. Stefan Rusek, a junior computer sci- 
ence major, was one of the lucky ones. He 
collected well over 12,000 Yabenus. He used 
his fake money to win the hottest item at the 
auction: the portable DVD player worth 
11.500 Yabenus. 

A few of the students also test-drove a 
brand new Mercedes-Benz. Cones were set 
up in a vacant parking lot Participants drove 
coupes, two- and four-door sedans, SUVs. 
range rovers and convertibles. Just for test 
driving these cars or riding in one. partici- 
pants received Mercedes-Benz baseball caps. 

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exhibition rooms with more well-known com- 
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Wednesday, the 26lh of June. 1 am sorry to hai I. 
write this news. This was by far one of the i t i 
days of my life. I would rather like to foijet 1 1 1 1 
happened on this day, but like all memone^ il i 
usually the harehest ones that stay with us di 
longest. It will take many, many years to erase t-ven 
partially, what I saw and dealt wTth this day 

Al around 1 pm. it started to rain, just a Mle bit 
Iwasstandinginthedoor.just Snishing on the hem 
of my dress when the wind started to blow hard I 
put down my dress and walked around the house, 
dosing aD the windowii I got to Uie window where 
e have all our computcre, 1 was just standing 

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n I alone in the room, ineie Though we had only been gone 28 hours, it fdttij 

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njght for sk«ping either, 

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om. where different friends and some family 

where there to mourn over them. They prepared 

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deaded to go with the other body up to KotobL I with them, and promised to come see them ai 

didnt realize they were leaving. I left the campus the next day. 

beforetheoarervehidelellwasjustsoangrythat None oflhem had any wounds from it Thu 

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computer plugged ia Oh no, I thou^L The o '■'*"" ' "' """" 

puter is ruined (Later on, we found that it 

s like these. Morris Huron found 
„ _ jf it would be possible for me to drive 
K'Sl^t'Selholehoux^uprdil^i"^^^^ Bnmanuel's body up to Yambio ^^e^e the family 
i^forlherBintoslop, ^^- I told him. ye^ that would be fine. 

I was about to start on some paper work, when We started making plans for that move I ran 

someonecamepoundingonmydoor. Ijumpedup, back home and took a shower I was covered in 
and let five soaking wet boys in, ITtey were all talk- mud, soaking wet Phis I needed just a few minutes 
ing al ona*. Finally. I got the message thai sk boys to be alone, to think about everything that had just 
were unconscious in the boys' dorm quartern happened. After 10 minutes, I was back on the 
Unconscious, I asked again? 1 qukkly ran to the ground. 

clinic, got all the suppUes tJiat I thought would be 1 went to the different dorm rooms to see the 
needed and started running to the dornis. people that had been affected. Most of them were 

What Hound then" was so devastating, Itwas doing just fine. Pain, some swelling, but mostly we 
pure cliaos. It was pouring rain. People were every- would have to just continue to monitor. But when I 
where, surrounding lliesc boys on the ground. It got to Anthony Abugo Joseph, I found that he was- 
was raining so hard Uiat the boys were lying in n'tallrighL Hewasinextremepain, very lethargic, 
rivere on Uie ground. talking very slowly, 1 was worried for him. 

I knelt down to tlie boy closest to me, I felt for a The other boys liad already put him in dry 

pulse, none. I fell his belly, feeling for any warmth, clothes, built a fire around him and laid him down, 
any sign of life. Nothing. A relative was tliere, 1 told Voya to keep a dose eye on him. that if he 
screaming al me to do sometlung. Tliat is when I started to get ANY woree to lake him to MaridL I 
looked up to see Baxter's lace, llwasalllneededto wish to God thai I could have stayed, could have 
understand thai this boy was dead, that I better go taken care of the UVE people that were here. But 
look at llie otliers. I couldn't 1 liad to take this body and his mourning 

1 liavL' dealt vnlli death so many times, in tlic family up to Yambio, 
nureing home, in the hosjiital, wilh many of my ani- The drive to Maridi seemed long, even though 
mals. But it has never hit home like this lime lonly it was only an hour. 1 didn't know how I was going 
knew Oiis boy fciinlly, His name was Ejnmanuel to make it all die way to Yambio, That was another 
Sebit After assessing &nmanuel. kwking al Elaxter, eight hours after MaridL 
1 was told to go get Kenneth, the medical asastant 1 never want to have to do that again. Itwashor- 
thal works in our otlier clinic down the road. Iran rible I looked in my rear-view mirror I could only 
to my car and drove like aazy to gel liim see Benson. He wasn't crying, wasn't wailing. He 

Whenwegotback,lfoundonlyoneboyoulside was just atting there, alent, looking down at 
stiH Later, 1 found lliat he was the other boy that Emmanuel I quiddy moved my miriDr so I could- 
people liad given up on, 1 knelt down by liis head n1 see liim anymore I didn't want to look at thai 
and asked wliat was going on. Why was he stiL lay- face, to see aL thai sadness, to see all those ques- 
ing in all IhLs water? Heliadapulse. Icouldfeelit tions, I prayed that God would show His fece 
It was tliere; I knew it Kenneth and Baxter said it throughtliiswhoIeordeaL ShowdiesepeopleYour 
\vasn'L I was not going to be^eve Ihem. love. . .tliat You are really in conlroL 

I started doing inoullHtHiioulli on Wm. People 1 stopped about half way there. I was so tired; it 

had already tliought he was dead, so (according to washardtosta>'focusedondriving. Ihadtogetout 
traditioiil, tliey had put mud on Ills foce, on his gen- and walk around a Me while. I walked down the 
ital area, on his chest I asked for some clean water, road and prayed that God would continue to give 
I was eating mud. 1 checked liis eyes, they weren't me s&ength to gel there. We did finally arrive, wiih- 
dead yet I could still feel a pulse. 1 had so much out any problems. I was so thankful the roads were 
hope, good. 

I worited on him for over 10 minules; I kne\v It was 12:30 a.m. ^vhen we finally anived to the 

tliat he wasn't going to come back. Uwassoliard compound. Weweremelbyhundredsofpeople it 
to stop trying. Al least when I was trying, there was seemed. Tliey had received the message early that 
some hope. But deep down. I knew that he wasnt day, and were just waiting for us. I stayed' long 
goingtolive. His name was Alanaao Gideon. He enough to take in the eart\' stages of the ceremony 
^^'^^f*?^'^^^'^"'"''^*^ ^P'^ ^'^ ^^^**^ ^^^ ^^ compound with^ 
^r^u.^\ 11., J .. out shoes, to show respect Hiked dial idea, reall>'. 

I ^vas soon escorted to the ADRA compound 
there in Yambk). It was now 130 ajn. Iwasshown 

eofduckenpax. I liad to quarantine 
him, and because of thai, 1 spent a lot of my &ee 


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The Southern Accent 7 


Into all the world 

Southern students take the gospel ( 
soiously. No other Adventist coDege sends more 
student missionaries than Southern. Thisyear, with 
rq)resentation on every continent except Australia 
and Antarctica, Southern s&idents are taking the 
go^ of die kingdom to aD comers of the earth, 
exemplifying the Mission Department's slogan, 
"Going Global" 

Mission work has deep roots at Southern 
University. The first student missionary served in 
1967 as Southern's sole representative. Thirteen 
went the next year and the program has seen 
steady growth ance. The legacy continues this year 
as 94 missionaries, including 16 task-^orce workers, 
ocxiipy 28 countries. Two more leave second 

aienie Norton heads the effort in her four- 
teenth year as coordinator of the Missions 
DepartmenL She keeps the misaonaries connect- 
ed TOlh Southern by sending packets bknonthly 
and regular email cone^wndence. The Misaons 
Department sends birthday cards: the majorily of 
the student misaonaries will have birthdays during 
their nine month tenures. 

Aade from news and notes from liome," the 
Missions Department worits to nurture and 
encourage students serving abroad. Norton also 
says that the Missions Department serves as a liai- 
son between students and parents. 

Within the week, packets wiD be on their way 
around the globe with ftm snack foods for the mis- 
sionaries. Student missionaries wiD also receive the 
Joker and copies of the Accent. The Misaons 

Michelle Tumes to perform on Monday 

On Monday, September 30, Michelle 
Tumes will appear in concert The concert 
will be held in the Res PE Center at 7:30 in 
the evening. There is no admission charge 
for Southern students and tickets are priced 
at $10 per person for other community 
guests and $20 per family and can be pur- 
chased at the door. 

Tumes vnU be singing songs from her lat- 
est album, Dream, along with some of her 
older songs. She started her professional 
music career in 1998 when Sparrow Records 
heard her demo recording. She has since 
toured with a number of other Christian 
artists including Jaci Velasquez , Fernando 
Ortega and the Newsboys. Tumes will tour 
in the fall with Twila Paris on the "Twila 
Paris and Friends Tour." 

Tumes was nominated for a Dove A'.vard 
in 1999 for New Artist of the Year and won 
ASCAP Songwriter of the Year in 2001. She 
has written or co-written every original song 

on her albums and has penned songs for igfs just relax and be in the presence of God 
and be happy" 

Michelle Tui 

Sixpence None the Richer. Point of Grace 
and Jaci Vasquez among others. 

The concert experience covers the 
gamut of emotions. I really feel that the 
songs offer a fully-rounded performance," 
said Tumes. "I want to express the feeling ^^^^^ through 
that no matter where we are in our journey. 

Tumes has a hope that with her new 
album, she'll not only be able to share her 
music with people, but that through it. a lit- 
tle piece of a dream that she holds onto will 

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Department sends special packages at Christmas 
to make it a memorable time. 

In addition to the tcare packages, Norton says 
that the department will pay postage for any letters 
addressed to serving student mi^onaries. 

Southern missionaries constanUy ejqiand the 
scope of mission work. Two Southern students are 
pioneering misaon work in Egypt It is an area of 
the worid thai, until now, has never seen American 
student nussionaries. Cecilia Luck and Kevin 
Chrislman teach at Nile Misaon Academy They 
are leading the way for future expansion of misaon 
worit in the Near East 

The drastic lifestyle change has a way of focus- 
ing missionaries' lives. Last year. 38 missionaries 
went for a second year of service This year, 17 mis- 
sionaries are serving for the second time. In aD, 
about 60 who have served went again and U 
became career missionaries as a result of positive 
missionary experiences. 

Despite die positive experiences that missionar- 
ies invariably have, the work is demanding. The 
mundane task of living among a foreign people 
causes homesickness and diere are many viable 
threats to student missionaries. Andrew 
Korzyniowski lost his video camera to a thief while 
adjusting to life in Peru. Some students in Asiatic 
countries face antJChristian governments and die 
threat of imprisonment for any affiliation with 
Christian organizations. 

When Christ called disdples, he was very clear 
that following him meant certain difficulty. Any stu- 
dent missionary can attest to the Irudi in his admo- 
nition. Still, missionary work dirives and grows. In 
the tace of opposition, students attentive to die call 
t ( 1 serve are living out the gospel's commission, cer- 
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Samaan's book 

examines Middle East relations 

Blood Brothers. Dr. Philip Samaan' 
newest book, addresses the question, "What 
is going on in the Middle East?" Different 
from his other books, which are based on 
theology and spirituality, it discusses issues 
concerning die similarities and differences 
in beliefs and interrelations in the Middle 
East between three primary religions. 
Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, alt 
descending from Abraham and all worship- 
ping the same God, struggle for preemi- 

Samaan seeks to show that while 
so many willingly spill blood for their beliefs 
and for religious dominion, Christ spilt His 
blood to demonstrate that hatred does 
have to continue. He points out that 
Seventh-day Adventists have several unique 
itages in reaching Islam and Judaism, 
and also offers an alternative to dispensa- 
tionalism and the left behind" concept that 
has enveloped the time and attentions of so 

Wives of Theology Students 
provides fellowship, support 

Contrary to humorous belief, the Wives of 
Theology Students Club is not an opportuni- 
ty to meet the man of your dreams. The 
women who belong to this club are not look- 
ing for future husbands, but are married to 
ministers or men who are theology students. 

In years past, the club has operated under 
different names with different functions. Last 
year, the club started up again after a couple 
of years of inactivity. So, in a way, it's a whole 
new club this year with new members, new 
ideas, and new goals. 

Wives of ministers have been stereotyped 
as nurses who are excellent cooks and play 

the piano. While these traits are beneficial to 
anyone who has them, many just don'L The 
club holds seminars and lectures that teach 
women how to fulfill their calling and utilize 
their gifts without feeling like they need to fit 
the stereotype. 

The main focus of the club is support. 
Members meet for Bible study and have 
prayer groups that share their experiences 
and encouragement Being the wife of a min- 
ister can be tough, and accomplishing spiri- 
tual goals takes enough energy without the 
added effort of living up to human expecta- 
tions. The club deals with these and other 
issues while offering the sustenance provid- 
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Southern Should Be an 
Example on Election Day 

So you're an out-ot-sBte sludenl just in 
Tennessee so that you can attend this school. 
Why shoultl you care about what happens in 
Tennessee state elections? While you are 
here in East Tennessee, whellier it be for two 
or four more years, or if you take up resi- 
dence here after school, the issues that the 
governor's race and the contest for US Senate 
arc debating will affect your life while you are 

Do you vole in the presidential election 
but not in off-year elections? Consider this: Al 
Gore, despite being a Tennessee native, did- 
n't win this state's elecUiral voles in 2000. Had 
he taken Tennessee, he'd be in the Oval 

Office right now. Many experts have connect- 
ed the fact that Tennessee had two 
Republican senators and a Republican gover- 
nor as key reasons why he lost. How this 
yearns Tennessee elections turn out may very 
well decide how President Bush's reflection 
bid goes in 2004. 

18 5 percent. Thaf s how many Americans 
our age who are likely to vole in this fall's 
elections. Out of the 23 million Amencans 
between the ages of 18 and 24 who are eligi- 
ble to vote, a mere 4 million do. 

To Southern, I say; Lefs be examples. We 
may not be able to change whelherornotthe 
rest of those our age vote, but we can be bet- 
ter than average. 

Don't worry! Be single! 

I am not one to eavesdrop, but sometimes 
someone else's conversation grabs your 
attention. Usually the conversations I over- 
hear are shallow and pointless and the only 
reason I can overhear is because the people 
gabbing are too loud, but the other day I hap- 
pened to over hear a few snips of someone's 
ponderings, and it has stuck with me for a 
couple of days. 

Maybe it stuck with me because I know 
who this person is. Of course I am not going 
to say here who she was, but it doesn't really 
matter because 1 know a lot of girls who feel 
the siime way. Tliey have shelled out the cash 
to go to this school, tliey look nice, smell nice, 
have great personalities bul are asking "why 
haven't 1 met any nice giiys yet." 

Wlielher Ihey will admit it or not, the 
majorily of single girls on this campus are 
nervously waiting for some "nice, Christian 
guy" to come sweep them off their feet. Deep 
down inside Ihey all believe that the "right" 
guy is out there somewhere fliopeful attend- 
ing SAL) during the Fall '02 semester) and 
tliat maybe this year tliey will meet fall in 
love, and "live happily ever after." Okay, 
maybe they are all not that dramatic, but truth 
be told, the closeer graduation date comes, 
tlie more nervous a single girl will become. 
"What if 1 don't find tlie right guy?" 

Of course, not every girl feels this way. but 
1 have heard and seen enough of this topic the 
past 5 or fi weeks thai I feel the need to 
addn-^v if \' \^ ■'■'.. i-irl. I, , 1 like their clocks 

I am noi going lo tell you that dating is 
■r-rated lo make you feel belter, because 



Thumbs up on the 
Joker and the Joker 
Release Par^. Although 
rain cancelled some of 
the plans, the Joker was 
actually at the party. The 
Joker is complete, is 
here and looks good. 
TTiumbs up to Brian and the Joker staff for get- 
ting it done on time, and thumbs up to Paul and 
the social committee for all the hard work they 
put into the Joker party. 

Thumbs down 
new glass doors at the | 
cafeteria entrances i 
Wright Hall. The dooi. 
that were there before I 
worked fine. Theywer? I 
recently painted. Iht \ 
new doors don't 
frames well, as the huge puddle on theTalge I 
side shows. The carpets will likely have lobe I 
replaced there. This seems like a v, 

Thumbs up on con- 
vocation last week. 
Bradley Richardson gave 
a very informative 
speech on finding a job. 
This goes along well \vith 
the School of Journalism 
& Communication's annual Meet the Firms 
event which teaches students how to dress, 
what to ask and what to bring to an interview. 
Meet the Firms is scheduled for October 24 

the truth is, dating can be a really fun thing 
(when approached properly.) But girls, you 
can't stress out over "not meeting the right 
guy." It's like shopping for shoes. You never 
find what you need when you are desperately 

My first bit of advice is; Just make a lot of 
friends. A dating relationship will never last if 
you don't have anything to base it on. If all or 
most your hiends are girls, that might explain 
why you don't feel there are any nice guys out 
there. Secondly: Enjoy being single. Guys 
are great, but from what I have seen, they can 
bring a lot of heartache. Third and last: It's 
not fair to expect the guy to always come to 
you. It is okay to do the asking for the fir^t 
time, just don't be a stalker! 

There are nice guys out there, just give 
tliem a chance to surface. 

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which is pro\ 
parking permits 
spaces! Where are 

It Southern | 

two parkini I 
per person. I 

October 14. 

students supposed to park? They a 
for parking on the street but there a 
spaces available for them. This should beij 
top priority. 

Letters to the Editor 

Parking problem has obvious answer 

Dear Editor, 

Apparently the increase in enrollment has 
led to a problem with parking at SAU. accord- 
ing to Judith Moses' article on Sept.l2. 
However, this problem is not new to this year. 
Not only are there still few parking spaces but 
Campus Safety has also made it even more 
difficult by assigning spaces to certain slick- 
ers. As a result, shidents, including myself, 
are having to park wherever necessary, even 
if in the "woods'". 

In the article, "Enrolhnent rise squeezes 
parking." Avant is quoted as stating, "A full 
parking lot does not give you the right to park 
illegally." However, if the school is not provid- 
ing adequate space for vehicles, what are stu- 
dents supposed to do? Getting to class on 
time is of a much higher priority than trying 
to find an open space in the "assigned area" 
four blocks from the building needed. 

Why should students have to wait for pi*' I 
ing to be built when a more tangible sohwl 
seems to be evident withm the article it 
According to the article, there are 459 sp 
available for Thatcher and Thatcher Samt 
residents and only 326 registered vehicles" 1 
those spaces. For Talge, there are i | 
reserved spaces but only 314 registeretlv"! 
cles. Yet, Southern Village students HWl 
been given 100 spaces when there are ■ 
vehicles registered. How about ei^f I 
equal number of spaces with those in"'| 
actually registered? Just because Ul »»J 
problem with parkmg doesn't mean we 
to. too! 

Feeling claustrophobic. 
Veruschka Valenzuela 
Senior, Inlermltural Commmkdioie 

The Southern Accent is the official student newspaper of Southern Adventist J"! 
versity and is published weekly during the school year with the exception of ho"" 
and exam periods. . | 

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E 2002 The Soutliern Accent 

Thursday, September 26, 2002 

The Southern Accent 9 

Finding peace in the stairwell 

Everywhere I look are hidden treasures. 
TTie little things that make life worth living 
never demand attention but quietly sit back, 
perfectiy content to be forgotten. A puffy 
doud in the shape of Mickey Mouse, a sag- 
ging tree house soaked ^vith memories, bugs 
filling the night with their scratchy voices kin- 
dle twinkles in children's eye. We adults are 
too busy, too important for these trivial 
annoyances. Our busyness is not maturity. It 
is weakness. 1 stumbled across a treasure the 
other day. At first I dismissed the notion of 
treasure in such a common place, it seemed 
immature, but then, as if a point of sunlight 
broke through the grey, 1 saw a sparkle. The 
stairwell in Talge Hall is a treasure. It is a 
place of few distractions. Quietness hangs in 
the air. I can be alone. Hidden under the dust 
and behind the clamor of footsteps, the stair- 
well holds the key to fulfilling a need dwelling 
deep within every human heart 

There is beauty in simplicity. Bobbing in 
an ocean of distractions the stairwell offers a 
brief rest The pale fluorescent lights ooze 
yellow all over the walls and floor, casting a 
dreamy spell, A clear contrast to the noisy 
outside with flashy blendes, blaring cars and 
cascades of homework, the stairwell is a lull- 
aby. There are no decorations except for the 
occasional gum wrapper tossed to the floor. 
Tlie uniform tiles stand as if ready for inspec- 
tion, at perfect attention, all in their rows. The 
people rushing up and dovm the stairs have 
&r more important things to do than talk. 
When the footsteps die away, the lights come 
to life and hum gentle nothings. Calm and 
monotone, the lights gendy brush off the 
claws of stress. Tension and worry live in 
another universe because the mind is at ease. 
The stairwell, tucked in the middle of chaos, 
is a place to hide from distraction. 

There is value in silence. The stairwell is a 

refuge of quiet In contrast a walk across cam- 
pus is an experience for the ear. Friends loud- 
ly yell out to each other. Macho guys rev their 
engines. Music explodes fi-om passing cars. 
The Collegedale bell tower harasses the 
peaceful valley with its clanging tolls. There 
are few places I can hear myself think. The 
stairwell is one of those places. A quick 
glance dismisses the stairwell as ordinary. 
But a quick glance never discovered buried 
treasure. To experience the quietness of the 
stairwell, 1 patiently wait for the noise to fade. 
The stairwell is a paragraph of silence punc- 
tuated with short burst of noise. Between the 
thumping footsteps and squeaking sneakers 
silence reigns. It is the same silence which 
dwells in the darkest caves at the bottom of 
the ocean. It is a silence where the true 
thoughts, the ones overpowered by cheap 
racket, can come to the surface. The greatest 
ideas walk hand in hand with silence. Where 
there is wisdom, there is silence. The loud 

interruptions, when finally gone, serve to 
only make the still peace even more power- 
ful. The stairwell is a place of quiet 

Most importandy the stairweU holds the 
diamond of solitude. Southern is a place of 
people. There are people everywhere, in the 
caf6. in the bathroom, in class. But wait! 
Aren't there people in the stairwell too? No, 
some places can make me feel alone in a 
crowd. Everyone is in a rush to get out of the 
stairwell. No one lingers. No one stops to 
watch or listen or think. Soon the staccato of 
footsteps fade away, and loneliness fills the 
void. Busy people never notice a simple 
observer. 1 could stand in the stairwell for 
hours and not be acknowledged. Yet, tiie true 
alone time is found after the students vanish, 
after the chaos disappears. 1 am alone, kept 
company only by my thoughts. Complex 
problems fall prey to simple reflection, Some 
like to be alone most of the time. Others pre- 
fer the crowds. But all of us need some time 
alone, whetiier it is a few minutes or hours. 
The stairwell benefits both preferences. 
Alone 1 am able to to unwind, to organize my 
thoughts, to focus on my priorities. Tlie stair- 
well is a place I can blink and find myself 
utterly alone. 

The stairwell is one of Southern's over- 
looked treasures. People whine about being 
stressed out They dream about the Rocky 
Mountains or Panama Beach, those places 
where all their problems will run away 
Problems don't run away; they are solved. 
Litde do these dreamers realize that the 
answer to their stress is right beneath their 
feet True h-easure is not at Uie end of some 
rainbow or in the belly of a sunken ship. It is 
right beneath us. The stairwell offers little 
distraction, a sanctuary of quiet and a home 
to solitude. The treasure is found in being 
able to reflect and ponder and dream. All we 
have to do is stop, notice and relax in the 

Lottery is state-sponsored thuggery 

When in the course of life humans run out 
of money, they often look for ways to obtain it 
means other than the morally superior 
method — honest labor They seek to take 
money from poor souls who happen to have 
e but don't wish to give it up easily. This 
desire may demand low and unseemly strate- 
gies involving murder and mayhem or sophis- 
ticated schemes in which all the perpetrators 
'ear suits and smile real big. 
A governmental scheme for raising 
money, now sweeping America, is the state 
1 lottery. A state-run lottery does involve 
hard work but only in the sense that Bonnie 
and Clyde understood the notion. Those two 
fine citizens struggled diligently making 
money in the banking industry. From Bonnie 
and Clyde's perspective, taking money from 
stodgy old banks would have a salutary effect 
n the overall economy. Money shouldn't sit 
inert in banks. It should be circulated among 
those who need it A state-run lottery won't 
ir as we know, be as openly crude as 
Bonnie and Clyde, who sometimes used a 
Browning Automatic Rifle in their business 
plaa However, the effect will be far worse 
than anything tiie famous crime duo ever car- 
Hi out A lottery is nothing more than a tax 
1 the poor and ignorant which is unjustiy 

Here's how a lottery works. A lottery lures 
people through dreams of easy wealth into 

voluntarily investing money in a special gov- 
ernment-protected corporation. This corpora- 
tion will be free of unfair competition. That 
means any competition at all. Tlie govern- 
ment will, in order to protect this corporation, 
do what it takes to perpetuate it The corpora- 
tion will prosper if it can get people to keep on 
investing money (that is, throwing good 
money after bad) even if the investinent is a 
bad one doomed never to return a profit All 
the employees of the corporation will wear 
suits, smile real big and say that money 

shouldn't sit in stodgy old banks, The money 
will be redistiibuted to those who need it— 
that is. the people who work hard in die cor- 
poration, the winners of random drawings 
conducted by tJie corporation and poor chil- 
dren who can't be educated without the cor- 
poration. This corporation, part of what we in 
America now call the "gaming industry," will 
help Tennessee educate its children. The lot- 
tery scheme depends on education as the big 
hook. The best analogy to this technique Is 
the drug lord who justifies his business by 
telling us part of his proceeds will be used to 
build housing for the poor 

The big question for educators in 
Tennessee is, of course, "What will the chil- 
dren learn?" Well, first of all, they will learn an 
invaluable moral lesson about where money 
really comes from in America— it comes from 
schemes meant to play on the weaknesses of 
humanify. But they will also learn a new ver- 
sion of history— that Bonnie and Clyde 
weren't really thugs; tiiey were just misguid- 
ed entrepreneurs who failed to see that as 
long as the government gets a part of the 
profit from crime, everything will be OK. 

The proponents of lotteries can fry to dis- 
tance themselves from visions of murder and 
mayhem, but we must not be fooled. They're 
just the manicured right hand of an ancient 
old hag named GREED. Tennesseans of the 
future, if there is a future worth living, vrill 
rue the day state-sponsored thuggery ever 
became the law of the land. 

Hussein should 
be removed 

Who is Saddam Hussein? He is at the 
helm of an infamously evil regime. He open- 
ly supports terrorism, even praising the 
September U attacks. It's no secret that he 
is into weapons of mass desfruction and has 
never had any qualms about making and 
using them - even against the citizens of his 
own nation. Yet General Saddam Hussein 
has ruled Iraq for 23 years, and no American 
president or any odier worid leader has ever 
attempted outright to oust him. The Reagan 
Administration provided Iraq with weapons 
to use in its war with Iran. President Bush. 
Sr. was trying to be fiiendly widi Hussein 
right up until the invasion that started the 
Gulf War. Clinton simply tried to ignore Iraq 

It seems, however, that George W. has 
slighdy different ideas regarding this char- 
ter member of the 'axis of evil'. Since the 
beginning of the war on terrorism, the gov- 
ernment has been more and more vocal 
about tiie need to bring about a change of 
administration in Iraq. The rest of the world 
doesn't see it that way, though - and they 
point to Saddam's latest actions as proof that 
he is indeed agreeable. 

It was indeed a surprise to everyone 
when Iraq suddenly agreed to let the United 
Nations send weapons inspectors back into 
the country, an apparent about-face in its 
relationship with tlie world. But can these 
latest promises really be frusted? The rest of 
the worid, including certain members of 
Congress, might like to think so, but just the 
briefest look into the history of Iraq's incred- 
ible ability to "play politics' suggests other- 
wise. Has Saddam Hussein ever honestiy 
cooperated wiUi the United Nations, the U.S. 
or anyone else? He has repeatedly allowed 
weapon inspectors in, only to refuse to let 
them see important buildings and files while 
at other times he has had questionable mate- 
rials removed from buildings before inspec- 
tions. When he starts feeling the heat he 
makes nice promises; but when it comes to 
keeping those promises, he doesn't have a 
very good record. This new offer is not a 
sudden change of heart in the Iraqi govern- 
ment; it is yet another diversionary tactic to 
gain support from important U,N. members. 
So far, it appears to be working. Is it possible 
that, once again, Saddam will be able to trick 
the world into allowing him to stick around 
yet a litde longer? It makes me wonder. How 
can one psychopathic Arab tyrant outsmart 
dozens, yes, even hundreds of world lead- 
ers? Really, is he tiiat smart' Or are they tiiat 

Or is something else the matter? Nex-t 
week, a continuation of this topic. 

Thursday, SeptemberI^ 


Adam Kotanko 
Sports Editor 

Meet Coach Steve Adams 

I V I V-/ Vy »i -^^ -^ ""^ .^^ „^„, the students gomg 

intramural di 

Adams and his wife Syl 
llie Collegedale i 
come to Souther 
of West Georgia, 
education majo 

id to 

May, He lias 

from the University 

(here he supervised 

in the Physical 

He alsi 

lucaiion oepartment, ..- 

tained his Educational Specialist 
gree while leaching full time. 
When asked why he chose Southern, 
J, "I saw coming here as the 
3 provide recreational 

Christian young people," Hi 
feels there is a definite need to have a 
strong intramural program and tnais 
what he wants to accomplish, 

■I feel like I'm stepping into a grea 
_ 1,,,* ihfrc are a few small 
program, but tnere aie i '^ 
details I want to perfect," commented 

une of the biggest things he wants 
to provide for the intramural program 
is gender equality, "For every opportu- 
nity in sports for men, there should 
also be that same opportunity for 
women. Now whether or not the stu- 
dents choose to participate, that's their 
decision, as long as I have provided the 


his plans for 

•We want the students goiiig the 
extra mile and I believe Steve will p ay 
fb^g part in doing this, while bringmg 
integrity and professionalism into the 
program," said Bob Benge associate 
professor of P,E„ Health & Wellness, 

Many students have gotten to know 
Adams already this year. 

-I think Adams will improve what 
needs to be improved, and he has a 
great start on it," said Scott Watson, 
junior psychology major, 

Adams' passion is for all the stu- 
dents to be involved in some physical 
activity "Academics aside, you need to 
be active, whether it be intramurals or 
taking a walk. Your mind won't be as 
strong in academics if your body is 
v»eak," he said. 

Pholo byAsWeysJ 

Softball standings 

As reported on Wednesday, September 25, at 11:10 p.m. 

Women's league 
Team Guzman 
Team Degrave 
Team DeChristen 
Team Clarke 
Team Walker 
Team Champen 
Team Eagles 
Thatcher RAs 


Photo by Cheryl Fuller 

Team Dunkel 
Team Stoddard 
Team Reyes 
Team Richardson 



Team Castelbuono 

Wright Hall 

Team Colorado 

Red Sox 

Team Sayler 

Week four NFL picks 

Ethan Nkana 


Kansas Gty 
Miiuiii is pLiyiiig amazing foolbidl this season 
;inil lias a ;M) record lo diow for it Kansas City 
look tlie defending champs lo a tense overtime 
ganu' last week, but couldn't come out with a wia 
Don't untierestiniate Kinsas City, fliey are daiv 

Wlio's Hot: Chiefs RB Priest Holmes and 
Dolphins RB Ricky Williams 
Who's Not; Chiefs defense 
Pkk Miami 

New Orleans vs. Detroit 

\Vlio would have tliouglit lliat New Orleans 
would be 'Mi coming into week four? Tliis season 
is just full of surprises.. Alhou^ Detroit's 03 
record isn't too surprisng. 
Who's Hoc Aaron Brooks 
Who's Not lions' QB Joey Harrington 
Pidc New Orleans 

Tennessee blew a 14iX)int lead in five minutes 
last week against Clevdand, which was they're sec- 
ond loss in as many weeks. Oakland haswon both 
d ftidr games and is kwWng to incre^e thdr win- 

Who's Hot Rajdeis' RB Chariie Gamer 

Carolina \s. Green Bay 

Brett Favre threw for 357 yards and two touch- 
downs last Sunday against Detroit the man is 
amazing! Suipriangly. Carolina has yet to lose this 

^Vho's Hot Panthere' RB Lamar &nith 
What's Not Padiers' Defense is a bit soft 
Rck; Green B^ 

ChicagD \s. Bufbb 

Although Butfelo now has Drew Bledsoe at the 
helm of the team, they just cant seem to pun out 

the wins. Chicago iscomingoffadej^J 
to New Orieans, and they need to bouDt J 
irom that loss before Sunday rolls aroui"^ 
Who's Hot Drew Bledsoe 
Who's Not Buffelo's running game 
Pick: Chicago 

NY Je*3 vs. Jacksonville ,, 

TTie Jets were demolished by I^^ 
and are looking to get revenge on in^ - 
Honda this week. A win over the Ja^ f^* 
thing. The Jags ar^'t the pushovers m 
the past few seasons, however, so it co 

Who's Hot Jags' QB Marit BruneD 

Thursday, September 26, 2002 . 

The Southern Accent 

^^^ caiTiDus chatter 

Week of: September 19-Z5 

Sharon Rho 


Calendar of Events 

FRIDAY. September 27 

7:45a SA Senate Donut Day (Promenade) 

Ministerial Candidacy Recognition - Larry & Linda Caviness (Thatcher) 
Outdoor Vespers - S A & Campus Ministries (Summerour Lawn) 
BIRTHDAYS: Crystal Coon, Jeff Paisley, Jose Ramirez, Kristina Doloksaribu, 
Richard Kanjira, Mrs. Judith Dedeker 

SATURDAY, September 28 

9;00a Church Services - Mike Fulbright (CoUegedale Church) 

9:303 Ministerial Candidacy Recognition ■ Larry & Unda Caviness (Tliatcher) 

10:00a The Third - Mike Fulbright (lies) 

i Ministerial Candidacy Recognition - Larry & Linda Caviness CThatcher) 

i Church Services - Mike Fulbright (CoUegedale Church) 

Ministerial Candidacy Recognition - Larry & Unda Caviness (Jhatcher) 
Evensong (Church) 
All-Night Softball 
BIRTHDAYS: Beth Jepson, Leslie Flynt Rachel Valcarcel, Samuel Sarmiento 

SUNDAY. September 29 


Orchestra/Organ Concert - Double Convocation Credit (Church) 
BIRTHDAYS: Ivan Colon, Kevin Goodnight, Kristina Bowers, Monica Znidar. Paula 
Vieira. Rachel Korson, Rachel Vence, Mr. Blaine Dunzweiler, Mrs. Kristi Lockridge 

MONDAY, September 30 


Last day for 60% tuition refund 

Club/Dept Student Organization applications due-Office of Student Life & Activities 

4:00p University Assembly 

7:00p Michelle Tumes Concert (lies) 

BIRTHDAYS: Kimberly Siebel, Kristy Borowik, Mario Broussard. Mrs. Tamara 

Gregg, Mr. James Nelson 

TUESDAY. October 1 
Theology Interviews begin 

Tornado Siren Test 

Club/Dept President's Orientation (Presidential Banquet Room) 
Joint Worship • Campus Ministries (Thatcher) 
BIRTHDAYS Beaver Eller, Chris Corbett, Jimraie Hiner, Katrina Coridan, Sylvia 
Powell, Valerie Walker, Troy DeWind, Dr. Carlos Parra, Mrs. Mary Anne Poulson, 
Dr Marcus Sheffield 

BIRTHDAYS: Alicia Wood, Andrew Rahm, Evangelyn Moral, Haydee Perez, 
Hughes Hilton, Mandy Starr, SuDan Lin, Mrs. Linda Wilhelm 

THURSDAY. October 3 

U:00a Convocation - Clubs & Departments (Various locations) 

BIRTHDAYS Andrea Keele. Armand Devoir, David Currier, David Wellman. 

Lauren Elmendorf, Nina AsUeford. Tliad Schnoor. Viren Perumal. Patncia Beaman, 

Mrs. Betty Garver, Mr. Paul Siefert 

FTUDAY, October 4 


Board of Trustees Retreat & Meeting 

Campus Ministries Retreat 

7:2 Ip Sunset 

Vespers Faculty Homes- Various times and locations . ... ^ ,,, w-.^ 

BIRTHDAYS: AJ. Stagg. Anton Schuberthan, Bill Simpson m, Michael Isle. Mike 
Colburn, Ryan Strilaeff. Mr. David Brooks. Mr. David Huisman 


PRAXIS EXAMS: The next test date is 
November 25 and tlie deadline for filing is 
October 9. The Counseling Center has appli- 


Double Convocation Credit: The Southern 
Adventist University Symphony Orchestra 
will present Two Hyjnns and an Organ on 
Sunday. September 29. at 8 p.m. in the 
CoUegedale Church. Judy Glass and the 
Orchestra will perform the Symphony No. 1 
for organ and orchestra, opus 42 by Felbc 
GuilmanL The orchesdra will also play two 
pieces based on hymn tunes. Finlandia, opus 
26, no. 7 by Jean Sibelius features the hymn 
Be Still My Soul. Felix Mendelssohn's 
Symphony No. 5, opus 107 (Reformation) has 
the great hymn A Mighty Fortress is our God 
as the foundation of the final movement. This 
concert is free and open to the public. 

Campus Ministries and the Student 
Association will be having Vespers on the 
lawn of Summerour Hall. Come and share a 

TRIATHLON: The Sunbelt Cohutta 
Springs Triathlon vrill be held on October 6, 
2002 at 12:30 p.m. at Cohutta Springs Camp. 
Registration forms can be picked up in lies 
PE. Center or in the Office of Student Ufe & 
Activities. Tiie deadline for early regisb^tion 
is September 27. 

night at 8:30 p.m. will start the finale to the 
Softball season. Please be on time. Come with 
your team prepared to play ball! It will be a 
chilly, late evening for spectators, so please 
remember to bring warm clothing. 

swim teams are being formed and swimmere 
are needed. If you are interested, call Doug 
Beardsley at 238-1673 or Bob Benge at 238- 

MICHELLE TUMES concert: You will 
not want to miss this well-known contempo- 
rary Christian music artist! Come and enjoy 
beautiful music and receive a blessing. This 
will take place in lies PE. Center on 
September 30 at 7 p.m. Convocation credit! 
FREE admission vritii SAU ID card! Adults - 
SlO. family - $20. 

EVENSONG: Evensong this Sabbath will 
be presented by the Master Chorale, directed 
by Bruce Ashton at 7 p.m. in the CoUegedale 

CONVOCATION: Convocation on 
Thursday. October 3 will be various clubs and 
departments. Check with your department 
or club to see where your convocation will be 

Clubs & Departments... 

PSI CHI FOOD DRIVE; The food drive 

is still going on! Boxes are located on both 
floors of Summerour and in the lobbies of 
Tliatcher, Thatcher South and Talge. We 
need non-perishables only especially peanut 
butter, pasia, cereal, canned fruit and canned 

CLUB/DEPARTMENT Student organi 
zations: Just a reminder that September 30 is 
when the applications for student organiza- 
tions need to be turned into the Office of 
Student Life & Activities. 

dents; There is an orientation planned for all 
presidents of student organizations on 
October 1 at 6 p.m. in the Presidential 
Banquet Room. Come meet President Bietz, 
SA President Jared Thurmon and Kari Shultz. 
Bring your supper and find out information 
about funding, community service, important 
dates to remember and much more. 

Students! The WTs club. Wives of Theology 
Stijdents, are having a brunch for the wives 
on September 29 from 10-12:00 p.m. U will be 
held in the CoUegedale Church Youtii room. 
The guest speaker will be Mrs. Samaan. K 
you have any questions, please contact Angle 
Hyden at 236-5063 or Chrissy Paisley at 936- 

nition: Larry and Linda Caviness will be pre- 
senting tliis event on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 
also on Sabbath at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 
p.m. All services will be held in Thatcher. 

Campus Ministries... 

NEW ENGLAND Adventist Heritage 
Tour (October 15-20): Tills tour offers a 
unique opportunity to explore your Adventist 
heritage. Guided visits at historic sites will let 
you walk in the footsteps of our pioneers. 
Worship services will help you capture their 
urgent longing to finish God's work. The tiip 
is designed to be more than just an historical 
experience - it will be an unforgettable spiri- 
tual blessing. For more information contact 
Marius Asaftei at 238-3060 or visit http://her- 

Student Association... 

SA SENATE donut day: Get delicious 
donuts on the promenade this Friday. 
September 27 starting at 7:45 a.m. This is an 
opportunity to meet your senators! 

SA SENATE meeting: The second Senate 
meeting will be held on October 2 at 7 p.m. in 
the White Oak Room. You may get in touch 
witii your senator if you have ideas or con- 
cerns tiiat you wish to be discussed. 

Thursday, September 26 ■ 


Musings of a disgruntled waiter 

I started work a couple of weeks ago. Tm a 
waiter. Yes, it is a degrading job where you liave 
to check your brain at the door as you walk in 
but the money's not IK. bad. My boss probably 
lies in bed at night and dreams about the restau- 
raiL My first day, 1 was given a notebook of 
things not lo say They're not called "customets^ 
they're "guests". You're not an "employee 
you're a TEAM PLAYER" They Ihink were 
working there for some kind of religious awak 

I waited tables last summer at a little seafood 
restaurant in Panama City. Ponda that was a lot 
more relaxed. 1 don't Ihink my boss evtr heard 
of sexual haras.smcnt being somilhing to worry 
about because at least once a day she d come up 
behind me and give me a little lap on the rear 
end. II was like a baseball team or somediing. 
"Hey, good job on those drink refills, slugger" 

I'm from die Soudl and my favorite drink is 
sweet tea. It's the best thing in die world, hands 
down. (Mdilor's iwlc: Yuck.) But did you know 
it's Hill ili.iiiMipular elsewhere in die counh-y? I 
wiiiilil Ki t a table of Nordierners; I could tell by 
till. w;iy lliey dressed— black socks, khaki 
sliiirl-s, anil s;indala. I'd ask for tlieu- drink order 
and tliey'd say "iced tea" I would ask "Sweet or 

Tlien Ihey would jusl look al me. "What?" 
"Sweet tea? Did you heah Uiat Mildred? No 
wondah they lost die war." Generous laughter 
erupts across the table. 

(Confidential editor's note to Dennis: Not 

• North is/rom Boston.) 

But the absolute worst was when 
would have a birdiday. You've seen it happen. 
The manager makes all die TEAM PLAYERS 
get together and do some incredibly stupid 
birthday song widi clapping, cheering and all 
sorts of idiotic banter I would always weasel out 
of it and get yelled at by die other manager 
"Whaf s die matter Dennis, don't you want to be 
a TEAM PLAYER'" NO! No 1 don'L You're pay- 
ing me SIO a week alter tip taxes; I don't want to 
be a team player! I look like a moron widi diis 
stupid Hawaiian flower shul! I can't pull off die 
jolly fat guy look! 

When I would call my modier on the phone, 
I'd tell her about my lousy job and she'd always 

Top ten posters you'll 
never see on campus 

10 The Future Wives of Theology 
Majors Club will be staking out MiUer next 
Friday at noon. ■ . , 

9 The Southern Femmist Union is host- 
ing a protest rally outside of David's Bridal 
on Friday. All education majors going there 
10 try on dresses should consider them- 
selves warned. 

8. Is "vespers dating" one of your hob- 
bies? Come work for the Vespers Escort 

7. Attention Talge residents: Don't miss 
the Community Shower Poetry Series, host- 
ed by Dennis Mayne. 

6. The Future Philosophers of America 
will be meedng Monday night at Southern 
Carton Industry for a symposium entitled 
"Choosing Your New Home." 

5. TheArtMajorsTouring Group will be 

hosting a trip off of Brock 2"^ ^^ g^^.^. 
campus. All other majors are welcome i 

4. The Joker Concealment Squad wan 
you! Please contact JCS if you know of. 
good place to hide the Joker when it armful 
early. I 

3. The Campus Safety Cheerteadervl 
have practice this Wednesday. Come asM 
encourage your favorite patrolman a 
tries to write the most tickets! 

2. Friends of Computing Majors willl](i 
hosting a romantic banquet in honor of ail 
most beloved Hickmanites. 

1. Ken Rogers and Mike Fulbright in 

all r 

Student Center for the inaugural meetingdl 
Campus Ministries' new Singles Club.! 
Come down after Vespers and meet youl 

say, "Well, that'll teach you to get a good educa- 
tion so you won't have to do this the rest of your 
life." Oh mom! But I really really DO want to 
wait tables filled to the brim with idiots until I'm 
at LEAST a hundred years old; then 111 move to 
Hades and herd turdes around in my bare feet 
Mothers are only happy when they're "teaching 
you a lesson". It's a documented fact 

So when you go out to eat and your server is 

wearing a stupid Hawaiian shirt and a 
ton with Ids name on it and he's trying re 
hard to act really happy, for die love of Pele,p] 
the poor kid a break. 

If you don't see any more o/DeiwisMaji 
columns for a while, it could be because ikje 
pre-physical therapy major didn't co>isiderMM 
boss is a Northerner. 

It's all fun and games until someone disappears 

\U broiher plays video games. A lot 
Ninti'ndo-(>4, PS-2, the works. Over the years, 
I've noticed tliat almost all of the games have 
one tiling in common. (Well, maybe two 
things, the other being lack of any redeeming 
value whatsoever.) This is the fact that, in a 
video game, whenever you've .done whatever 
needed to be done willi a character or item. 
he or she or ll disappears. Entirely. Poof. 
This commonality holds true from the 
insignificant (Pac-Man ate Uie fruit; it's gone.) 
to the monumental (You shot the German sol- 
diers at NormEmdy; their realistically limp 
bodies wait until you've stolen... recovered 
their armaments, then vanish.). Now, some- 
thing about Uiis system always sh-uck me as 
important, but it wasn't until I was watching 
my brotiier play Spyro die Dragon and make 
sheep deniaterialize that I realized what it 

Wouldn't it be great if life were like that? 

And I duEi'i iniMii the obvious murderers 
nut \r.\v\i\^ U) liidr the bodies tiling, either. 
Just lake a inmiifnt to Uiink about the ramifi- 
catiuns of il all it lile operated like a video 

At every level (and Uiere'd always be clear- 
ly delineated levels), you'd get a message 
telling you your specific goals and how to 
accomplish them ("Eat all the fruit and watch 
out for ghosts" is a lot more direct than 
"Graduate from college and get a job," don't 
you tiiink? Tliat would sure make it easy to 
put numbers in your resume: Ate 500 peach- 
es. Achieved 6 Bonus Rounds. Highly quali- 
fied for Level 2.). 

If you ever got stuck somewhere you did- 
n't want to be, Uiere'd always be a secret door 
to take you into a Special Bonus Level (wnth 
no extradition treaties!). 

The skills you developed in the training 
levels would always help you later on in the 
game — come on, how many of us really did 
use geometry ever again? 

Your booty and supplies would carry over 
to the next round but your injuries would not. 
That one would be really great. 1 think. It 
would eliminate emotional baggage from rela- 
tionships you wish you hadn't had while still 
allowing you to keep the stuffed teddy bears. 
It would also eliminate my job, but that's okay 

You can be whatever character you want in 
a video game. I guess that's what appeals to 
300-pound couch potatoes: they can pick 
"speed" as Uieir main asset and no one argues 
wiUi them. We, as humans, don't like to 
accept that we aren't in control. If life were a 
video game, we would be. 

In video games, you get a sidekick. The 
sidekick might be a puffy green dinosaur or 
some oddly colored tiki-mask thing but its 
only goal in life will be to help you accomplish 
your mission. It won't ever have any kind of 
opinion of its own or want to do sometiiing 
you don't Now there's a relationship. 

Finally, though, there's one thing about 
life— about Christian lifi^tiiat is like a video 
game: you get lo keep trying til you get it 
right. Tliis is owing entirely to Uie fact that 
your best buddy. JC. got you a Book with the 
cheat codes in it No matter what you do. if 
you have His code right, you can't die (well, at 
least not permanentiy). No matter how many 
times you fall off Uiat waterfall. 

(Wow, was that profound or 
what? Unforhjnalely, I can't end 
there; I had a point when I start- 

But getting back to tlie thing I 
originally said, about stuff disap- 
pearing: Wouldn't it be great if 
every time you learned what you 
needed to learn or got what you 
needed to get from a person or 
thing, he or she or it would just 
disappear? For instance, once 
you learned what you actually 
needed to learn (rather than what 
the teacher thought you needed 
to learn) from a class, the profes- 
sor would vanish in a puff of 
smoke. Once you got the most 
possible benefit from a relation- 
ship, the other person could just 
pop off into another level so you'd 
botii know it was over before any- 
one got hurt When it was time to 
move on from a job. your position 
would just sort of forget itself and 
your boss wouldn't recognize you 
the next day. 

And if you'd already been as 
entertained as you were going to 
get by a column and continuing to 
read would only lessen your 
enjoyment the rest of it would 

After all that, MaryNikityn still 
doesn't understand why guys play 
video games—and she's a junior 
psychology major! 


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Volume 58, Issue S 

Oakwood students indicted 

Accused of trafficking guns from Alabama to New York City 

In a trend throughout Southeastern universi- 
ties, several Oakwood men have been indicted for 
trafficking guns in New York City. According to a 
story in the New York Daily News, the low prices 
and lax gun laws in Southern states have allowed 
many college students to purchase firearms for 
resale in urban areas such as New York City. 

In March, a United Postal Service worker in 
Huntsville, Alabama, found seven defeced guns in 
a package to be delivered to a Brooklyn, New 
York, address. The serial numbers were raised 
and traced back to Sean Gage and David Casslmy, 
students at Oakwood College. Gage is originally 
from Canarsie and Cassimy from Valley Stream, 
LL The two men were indicted in August along 
with another Oakwood student on federal 
charges of trafficking 71 firearms that wound up 
in the hands of three Brooklyn men who resold 
them on the streets. Five guns have turned up SO 
far in arrests made throughout the city. 

When confronted by investigators last spring. 
Gage and Cassimy were worried that lliey would- 

n't get to graduate. NYPD Sgt Charles Giglio of 
the task force assigned to the case said Gage's 
excuse was that he "needed book money". 

These three men were apparendy not the only 
gunrunners at Oakwood. There was anotlier 
group, a man known only as "John Doe" since he 
has not yet been charged and his alleged accom- 
plice, Kennth Benson, an Alabama man, dealt 79 
and 55 guns respectively. Of the 134 that wound 
up in New Yoik, 17 have been recovered in 
crimes ranging from burglary to suicide. The hvo 
groups laiew each other but worked separately," 
said bureau Special Agent Cameron Conklin. 

The Oakwood defendants purchased the 
firearms from a licensed federal firearms dealer 
James Longshore sold the weapons out of a shed 
behind his house in Hazel Green. He advertised 
in the Oakwood school paper. Offidals from flie 
task forces are expecting to find more cases in 

School offidals are scrambling to make sense 
of the news. "We didn't know anytliing about this 
until the weekend. [We learned about it] through 
someone who had seen it on the web on the New 
York Daily News," said Roy Malcomb, public rela- 

tions offidal for Oakwood College. 

The Vice President of Student Services is 
"doing his own investigation", said Malcomb. "We 
really didn't know that all this vras going on," he 
said. "We don't know how it started, how 
Oakwood got involved. We know tliere are at 
least diree students involved." 

Offidals are searcliing for the newspaper in 
which Longshore allegedly advertised his busi- 
ness, although they don't believe they'll find any- 
thing. "1 don't think we would advertise [tlie sale 
of weaponsi," said Malcomb. 'They probably 
have codes." 

Other colleges and universities in the 
Southeast have also been involved in the gunrun- 
ning frend. Georgia Southern Univereity, Clark 
Atlanta University and Texas Soulhern Univereity 
students have also been chai:ged in othercases. 

For more information on this developing case, 
please visit 


win title 

Saturday night the Bombers took home the 
All-Night Softball Men's League tide. By 8:30 the 
bleachers at all five softball diamonds were fill- 
ing with anxious fans, while players milled 
around waiting for the action to begin. 

Surprisingly, the team of the night ^vas not 
the number one seed Whippersnappers but the 
Bombers, who going into the tournament had 
the second-best regular season record of 7-2. 
Tlie Bombers defeated the Red Sox, Wright 
Halt, the Reds and Team Dunkel to go unde 
feated in the tournament. They met their A- 
league rivals, the Whippersnappers, in the 
championship game. 

The Wliippersnappers defeated the 
Bombers 12-0 in the regular season and 
Bombers Co-Captain Tabor Nudd wasn't going 
to let it happen again. "The team really pulled 
togetlier and played sti^ong [in the tourna- 
mentl." said Nudd. His confidence paid off as 
die Bombers defeated the Whippersnappers 5-2 
in the nindi inning. 

The Whippersnappers fielded excellently 
holding die Bombers scoreless until die sbcth 
inning. The Bombers scored their first run after 
Brandon Lasley came home off a deep shot by 
Richie Johnson. Ricky Schwarz made a stellar 
catch between second and third base in the sev- 
enth inning which ended the regular innings in 
a tie of two runs apiece. As the eighth inning 
began, excitement was building both on and off 
tlie field. Ricky Schwarz kept his team pumped 
up by shouting encourBgement and high-fiving 
his teammates. Early in the eighth inning he 
kept his team in die game by throwing a bullet 
to first base. The ball arriving a split second 
before die runner. Tabor Nudd. 

Botli teams were still tied at two runs as the 
ninth inning began. In die top of the inning 
Richie Johnson of the Bombers hit two RBIs as 
he rocketed a game-saving line drive down the 
baseline to right field. Team Co-Captain, Rob 
Hayes, added Uie finishing touches as he sent 
Johnson home to give the Bombers the lead. 

The Wliippersnappers took to die infield 
with dieir backs against die wall and couldn't 
seem to get anydiing going. The Bombers 
crushed dieir hopes as diey caught a pop fly hit 
by Ryan Knight to seal Uie championship widi a 
score of .5-2. 
















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pening with the 
Contemporary Christian 
Music Club 
Page 6 

There is only one success - to be 
able to spend your life in your 
own way. 

Christopher Morley 

SA Senate holds first meeting 

Rachel Bostic 

lot of materia! tonight," said Vera given to 

the Senate Projects Fund. 

TliL' Student Association Senate 
held their first meeling Wednesday 
evening in White Oak room, The 
senators began addressing issues 
that their constituents had brought 
up to them during the last few 

Executive Vice President ^^^___ ^^^^ ^ ^^ ^ 

Anthony Vera Cruz felt that the '^j;i7the'^senrto"i^."Both 

Ung \ 

Til, "We ( 

^ercd i 

Cruz. "We ended under time," 

Pariiamentarian Nick Gillen was 
also proud of the senators. "I was 
impressed that they followed proce- 
dure and worked with the learning 
curve that we're all dealing widi 
right now." 

Gillen and Vera Cruz will be 
working very closely with Senate 
during the year as they 

"It jumped from S5,000 to $15,000 ii 
one year." said Vera Cruz. "There's 
a lot we can do with that money." 

Thatcher begins 'Lids 
for Lives' program 

Heidi Mabteula 


Thatcher Hall is WcWng off ik 
outreach program supporting breast 
cancer research by encouraging res 
idents to collect pink Yoplait yogurt 
container Uds for the Save bds to 
Save Lives campaign. October i^ 
Breast Cancer Awareness montll 

Thatcher's women's club already 
has collection iars in Thatcher and 
Thatcher South lobbies and plans to 
place jars "any place [around cam Hcath.t 
pus] where Yoplait is sold said ^ , 

Jamie Rowe, dean's assistant and ^^ ^^^^^ 
senior nursing major. rhoob,ci,,i[4| 

Last year Sigma Theta cm col tionof$7500(X)andwilldona(em|I 
lected over 1100 lids, said Beverly ^^^^^^ <;7TO000 (depentot J 
Kawson, Thatcher oHce manager number of lids coUected) fora 
Yoplait is available in tlie cafete- y^, jonaijop of Ji 5 miHon 
, KR's Place, CK and the Village jj ^^^^^ ^ ^^^j y^u 3„yj^ j 

Market. Each week, the cafetena ^^^ ^^ lid m die jar" 
stocks about 340 Yoplait cartons Marburgerjumor psychology m 
said Nancy Soapes, food service sec Lids will be collected throughlj 

retary. end of December as the Yoplaitta 

Rowe said collection jars will ^^^j^ officially ends c 
soon be located in the cafeteria, KR's jj 2002. 
Place, the Campus Kitchen and According to Yoplait 1 

TalgeHall. (, 

For every lid collected, Yoplait j^^^gn Foundation has raised $t 
will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. ^j^^n through various 
Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, j^^ ^^ .^^^^^ jO years to f 
Yoplait will make a guaranteed dona- ^^^^ 

Sheffield and Turner campaign together 

ed abou' 

The Southern Accent 

Rob York, managing editor 

Adam Kolanko 

In the upcoming CoUegedale 

^he' amount of money elections, two commission seats 

will be filled. Fellow candidates 

Marcus Sheffield and John Turner 

hope to end up serving together. 

Sheffield, a professor of English 
at Southern, and Turner, ovmer of 
the Turner Insurance Agency, have 
endorsed one another based on 
their common platforms and a 
mutual respect. Sheffield said. "I 
got to know him when I became 
more involved in city politics and 
as a I began to voice my opinion 
more often." Sheffield said. "He 
called me and wanted to talk to me 
and to get to know me." 

"I am endorsing [Turner] 
because of his activism and his 
knowledge of the city commission 
and because he owns a business in 
the city." he said. "He's very aware 
of the city's needs and serves on 
the planning commission." 

"We would have a similar plat- 
form, we have the same goals for 
the city." Sheffield said. "We both 
want slow, careful development for 
the city. We are progressives in 
that sense." 

Carlos Martinez 

Brian Wiehn 

Kristy Borowik 

Laura Gates 

Jessica Landess 

Andrew Bemiudez 

Ashley Snyder 

Greg Rumsey 

Dolly Porawski 

O11N10N Columnist 

Adam Buck 


Turner's motivations for city 
commission are in response to the 
current city government's han- 
dling of certain issues, he said. "In 
the last two years there have been 
a lot of misstatements about the 
conduction of city business. Some 
of the current commissioners dis- 
trust city employees, and that is 
very much a detraction from the 

"In my opinion, it casts a dark 
community." he 

"1 want to bring a positive light 
to our community," Turner said. 
He calls the city police force "excel- 
lent" and adds that the city is audit- 
ed twice a year and has been given 
a "clean bill of health" each time. o . 

Turner hopes to continue the through a post oltice ^^ ^^ 
city's recycling program. "As an "The vast majo ^^.jj^^^j; 

outdoorsman. I want to promote Misty Valley] have 
recycUng." he said. "It's my belief the street,^ ^?.L!^ n»r adH 
that if we don't take care 
environment, it won't take 

John Turner stands i 
business, Turner Ins 
Agency, located on C 
Ringgold Road. 

1997. Misty Valley \ 

ed into CoUegedale about lU), 

ago, according to t-iff 
Residents of Misty Valley" 
since found themselves m^ 
when dealing with Colleg^,, 
mailing system. Virt 
zens who are listed i 
CoUegedale receive 

shadow ( 

"I have a tremendous amount of 
respect for Marcus," Turner said. 
"He's very well-educated and artic- 
ulate. He is concerned about the 
future of our city, as I am." 

"ISheffieldl is not^ne to force 
his particular view on others," 
Turner said. "I think he'll very 
much be an asset to commission." 

Turner has been a resident of 
CoUegedale since 1986. He moved 
to the Misty Valley subdivision in 

post office's eyes, 

Sheffield blames t 
on the city annexing v 
fishing a unified postal^ 
"Misty Valley residents n 

felt like they *^^^^' oi'j 
CoUegedale because ni^y^i 
never get their mail, nf/*Jl| 
annex but we "" .^1 
CoUegedale because ""' .jdj 
tem does not accurately ^^^^1 
citizens that a 

Ithursday, October 3, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

Collegedale Airport recognized 

privately-owned airport collects Front Door and Most Improved Airport awards 

ROB York 




Collegedale Airport has 


a lot of good publicity lately. 

First Ch 

ttanooga magazine gave the 

airport a 

glowing review in its late 


ssue. Then a statewide meet- 

ronautical professionals pre- 

sented i 

with two much esteemed 


At ih 

annual Trnnesse,^ Airport 

Conference held in Franklin. 
Tennessee in August, the airport was 
honored with the Front Door Award 
which honors general-aviation airports 
that are particularly well-run and bring 
welcome attention lo the cities they 
represent. Bill Rawson, who serves 
both as CoUegedale's Director of 
Public Safety and as its airport manag- 

that its been given," Rawson said. "It's 
given to airports that exhibit a good 
'front-door' policy for the city." 

"We've won Most-Improved Airport 
twice," he added. 

This year CoUegedale's airport also 
received the Governor's Award, signed 





Tennessee's airports who have won the 
Front Door Award all 10 years. 

"[The Governor's Award] brings 
positive recognition from the aeronau- 
the airport as being 
well-run," Rawson said. 

appearing in 
Chattanooga magazine about the air- 
port called it- one of the three main 
attractions in Collegedale, alongside 
Sou^thern and McKee foods. The article 
should bring new attention to it from 
other parts of Hamilton County and 
from Collegedale itself. Rawson said. 
"There's been a very positive commu- 
nity response to it," Rawson said of the 
article. "Any attention we can get like 
that is always 

aft I 

■ed at 

Rahn lands UN internship 

? it the third largest 

rport in Tennessee, 

t being in the Nashville 

ty has spent $400 thousand 

V terminal building. 

Id open once new 

tid its new parking 

date for its 

of traffic. 

portion of 

lid. "A 

Southern creates 

traffic for the airport, Rawson 

lot of parents fly in to visit thi 

■ kids, 

She has stayed in the same hotel as the 
I Prime Minister of India. She attends full- 
security General Assembly meetings. From 
I her office window she has observed snipers 
n rooftops and search dogs on patrol. 
These are some recent experiences of 
J Mindi Rahn. a 2002 graduate of Southern 
Adventist University. Rahn has an internship 
1 with the United Nations in New York City as 
representative for the Seventh-day 
I Adventist Church. 

Rahn believes the job has many exciting 
loments. Last week she attended a meeting 
I where the Iraqi Foreign Minister addressed 
the General Assembly "He read a very 
shocking letter from Sadaam Hussein that 
directly mocked the United States, and I got 
I to hear it first-hand." she said. 

One of Rahn's duties is to write papers that 

re published in various sources including 

I the Southern Tidings. "Basically, 1 am here to 

itain an Adventist presence at the United 

I Nations which is very important to our 

I church," Rahn said. 

"Moving from Collegedale lo New York 
City has really opened my eyes and made me 
realize how trivia! my own problems are." 
1 Rahn said. "When I hear stories about mil- 
i lions of people dying all over the worid 
luse they don't have access to clean 
;r,it makes me see how good I've got it It 
es a burden on my heart to help those 
I less fortunate than myself." 

Previously, Rahn had planned on going to 
I law school but changed her mind after taking 
the Law School Admissions Test A few 
months later her grandmother sent her an 
article about the United Nations internship. 
After much prayer. Rahn says everything 

I.S. gets 
new office *l 


isly. IS was located in a hallway of 
Wright Hal! that measured five feet by 15 feet. 
The increase of the department size and 
work load created the need for a new work 
area. Now the department has large rooms 
for each department employee and an espe- 
cially spacious room for employees to work 
on computers. 

"Through the years our department grew 
in proportion to the use of technology," said 
Mike McClung, work station support super- 
visor. "Unfortunately, the facility Iwe] were 
given was no longer sjiited to the type of 
things we now do." 

Having all of IS in the same area makes it 
beneficial for both students and faculty who 
are in need of computer help. IS helps with 
Internet setup, digital network, telecommuni- 
cations and workstation support. It also is the 
place where students can go for help with 
Internet use such as e-mail or Ethernet 
Students will also find assistance with their 
computers or telephone and voice mail serv- 
ices. In addition, die ID card desk and mail 
room are located nearby. 

"Having IS in the same area gives the stu- 
dent body a more stable and secure network, 
as well as less lost time for the faculty," said 

Now easier to find, IS is located on the 
second floor of Wright Hall next to the ID 
card desk, "I feel better now that IS is in a 
new location where we pass everyday I feel 
more secure knowing that I know that the 
people can help me with my computer when I 
need it," said Casey Leno, sophoi 
keting major. IS is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 
information on IS and the 
they provide, visit tliem online at or contact them at isfSjsouth- 

Mindi Rahn 

"just fell into place." 

"Mindi is at the crossroads of the worid. 
No stiident from this school has ever had a 
chance to do this internship," said Ben 
McArthur. chair of the history department 
-Hopefully, she is the first of a long line of 
Southern students to have tiiis unique oppor- 

Rahn said Southern helped prepare her tor 
the internship. She noted that history. 
Spanish and international marketing classes 
have been particularly useful. Rahn wishes, 
however, tiiat she had taken journalism class- 
es to aid in writing press releases. 

The internship runs on a donation basis, 
and Rahn plans on staying until next June. 
After that she wants to get a master's degree 
in international affairs. 

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The Southern Accent 

Melissa Turner 
Lifestyles Editor 


Technology in our lives 

Digital cameras: how they work 

Lillian Simon 

Digital cameras are revolutionizing the 
way we lake pictures. No longer do you have 
to wail until you finish the roll to see your pic- 
tures. You don't even have to develop your 
film. With a digital camera, you can see your 
pictures right after you lake them. You can 
immediately upload Ihe pictures to your com- 
puter, the web, print them or drop them off at 
the your local photo shop. How does all this 

Digital cameras use memory cards instead 
of film. These memory cards can hold hun- 
dreds of pictures depending on the size of the 
card. The size of memory cards vary from 8 
MB (megabytes) to 512 MB. The most widely 
used memory cards are CompactFlash and 
SmartMedia. Sony digital cameras can even 
save on a (loppy, CD-R or CD-RW disks, TTie 
image can be transferred to the computer by a 
USB cord. Once on the computer, pictures 
can be edited or cropped with the photo soft- 
ware tlial typically comes with the camera. 

Once you have the picture fixed up, you are 
now ready to print it You have many choices 
when it comes to printing. You can print pho- 
his im vour inkicl L-iilnr printer or you can buy 

.iN"M,ii in HIM inr vour digital camera. If 

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linic yim j,'(i shopping ;il Wal-marl, you can 
pick up your pictures. Anotlier alternative is to 
drop off your memory card at a local photo 
shop, although not many stores are doing this 
yet. Of course, if you plan to drop off your 
memory card at Uie store, just be sure you 
have an extra memory card to take pictures 

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Digital cameras are usually categorized by 
how many megapbiels, or picture elements, 
tlie camera contains. Tliey range from one- 
megapbcel lo six megapbcels. Tlie liigher the 
megapbtels, the sharper tlie picture will be. 

With a higher megapixel camera, the print 
looks more realistic and printing larger sizes, 
such as an 8x10, is possible. 

The features of a digital camera contain a 
combination of the features of camcorders and 
Elm cameras. Most digital cameras have an 
LCD viewer, which is like a large view^der 
that you use to take and view your pictures. 
Other features include digital and optical 
zooms, electronic viewfinder, automatic/man- 
ual focus and flash, and various picture for- 
mats like black and white. Some cameras let 
you record an audio clip with the picture, but 
these audio clips take up quite a bit of space on 
the memory card. Other cameras allow you to 
record limited video, but these also have poor 
quality. One recommendation I would make is 
getting an optical viewfinder instead of an elec- 
tronic viewfinder With an electronic viewfind- 
er, it is nearly impossible to see your subject at 

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Exercise: what's in it for yoj 

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ing, swimming, hildng and sports. The I 

': rr^. ;3j '^^y creative ways to exercise vn,!!l 

I don't have time. It hurts! Ifs too cold ^^^^ ^^^^j ^^^^^.^^ .^.^ ^^^ .^y*. J 

outside. I just don't want to. Whatarethese stoats, lunges or the tedious io..i„p, J 
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Americans suffer from and hedth |,^„^gti from exercise. If you are « J 

complicadons such as diabetes, heart dis- ._ „„:„ l_ 'I'm^ 

ease and respiratory problems. A lack of 
exercise could be detrimental to your health. 

We have over 600 muscles in our bodies. 
Our health demands regular and sufScient 
utilizaflon of them. How much activity the 
body needs depends on the individual. What 
may be excessive for one person may be 
unproductive for anoflier Regular exercise 
strengthens die heart and lungs, increases 
our metabolism, aids digestion, improves 
sleep, can eliminate sh-ess and alleviate a 
multitude of physical ailments. Exercise 
strengthens not only our muscles but also 
our entire organism, including our minds. 
While there may be some factors hindering 
exercise, age is not one of them. The need 
for physical activity is as natural as eating 
and sleeping. Research studies show that as 
you exercise, oxygen-filled blood flows and 
circulates throughout your system improv- 
ing your brain function, elevating moods and 
increasing learning. 

If you are not motivated to exercise dur- 
ing the school year, 1 encourage you to get 

Out & About: Puppet 
Theater in Chattanooga 

regimen, start now. Don't jj 
couch potato, get up and be active bi 
vn\\ help you in the long run by p 
quality of life. 

How to exercise on campus: 

-Run up and down the stairs of Summem 

five times 
-Take a hike on the Biology Trail 
-Go swimming! 
-Instead of dri\Tng to classes, walk oi 

-Join intramural sports 
-Join aerobics or kickboxing classes 
-De-stress with racquetball 

Use these ideas for being physics 
active on campus to improve your heallli| 

Student Wellness is a program d 
to improve the quality of life o 
Contact Jina Kim ® 1606 if you a 
ed in getting involved. 

Want to experience something a little dif- 
ferent on Sunday afternoon? Oak Street 
Playhouse will be presenting The Little 
Mermaid" in puppefry on Sunday, October 6. 
Showings will be at 2 and 4 p.m. The show is 
based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The 
Little Sea-Maid," which happens to be the 
original version of The Little Mermaid" 

The puppet show will be presented on 
three different stages. A cast of 50 different 
puppets will tell the story of the Little 
Mermaid. Puppets used will include rod pup- 
pets, shadow puppets and life-size puppets. 
The Octopus puppet is so large that it 
requires four people to maneuver it. 

The Uttle Mermaid is not a musical like 
Disney's animated film version of the story . 
The music of Claude Debussy serves as the 
underscore. Fred Arnold, who adapted the 
story for the puppet show, comments that 
Debussy's "music has the special haunting. 

Andersen's ending is not quite as ni 
fairytale-like as is Disney's ver^io" 
story. . m 

Those wanting to catch a sho'*^"^ J 
unique puppet presentation can or T^ 
by caUing 756-2021. Tickets are PJJ 
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Thursday, October 3, 2002 

The Southern Accent 5 


Meet the S.A. executive team Tennessee Aquarium 

Interviews with the S.A. executive officers - Part 3 f CatUrCS SeahOFSe exhlblt 

Paul Hoover, our new Student Association 
social vice president, is a junior business man 
agement major from Calhoun, Georgia He 
belongs to a "stereotypical pastors family 
his mom being a nurse. Here's what I found 
out about Paul. 

KB: Tell me a little bit about vour family 
PH: I have one younger brother He is a 

freshman [here at Southern]. My parents 
are very supportive and encouraging One 
thing that my parents have both tried to teach 
me is that if you put God first He will take 
care of everything else. They have -shown me 
this by example. To sum them up they are the 
coolest parents I think any kid could hope for 

KB: \Vhat was the best prank you've ever 
played or had someone play on you? 
PH: WTien I was in fifth grade, 1 went to 
camp, \\'hile I was there the girls played a 
prank on the guys. They put white Crest tooth 
paste on the toilet seat so when we sat on 
it..Yeah, well you get the idea. Try getting 
that off with just toilet paper! 

KB; Did you have any crazy nicknames growing 


PH: None that people called me to my face. 

KB: What is something that not many people 
know about you? 

PH: Um, I used to be an art major? That's 
pretty lame, I know, but what can 1 say? I'm a 
pretty open guy. 

KB: A\Tiere is your favorite place to get away? 
PH; ! love water I love cruising on the lake 
in a boat about a half hour before a beautiful 
sunset. That's were I feel at ease and at 

KB: What is the stupidest thing you've ever 
done to impress a girl? 
PH: I'm drawing a blank but I am sure that 
there is something in my life that was stupid. 
But what counts is 1 am engaged to the 
woman of my dreams now so...all those stupid 
things don't really matter, I guess. 

KB; If I spent a day with you, would I be 


PH- Probably I like just hanging out, talking 

and doiHf, qualil\ things 

Andrea Ritland 

Seahorses have pranced into town The 
Tennessee Aquanum has opened an exhibit 
where visitors can appreciate tlie seahorse 

The seahorse population is in rapid 
decline with 20 million being captured each 
year Humans are the main reason for this 
decline destroying their habitats and using 
diem for key chains and herbal medicine 

"Seahorses Beyond Imagimtion is part 
tf the rotating exhibit featured at the 
Aquanum located on One Broad Street in 
Chattanooga Visitors to the exhibit can 
mbirk on i ualking tour that displays sea 
horsts in ttiLir habitit while informative 
\ ideos shai l the m> steries of these treatures 
A dome tank is another feature of the exhibit 
where guests can surround themselves with 

Paul IS just one happy guy. He 
smiles especially big when reading 
Mary's humor columns. 

KB: What made you want to become the new 
SA social vice? 

PH: After careful consideration and prayer I 
felt that the Lord was leading me to do this. I 
wanted to make a positive impact on die stu- 
dents of SAU. 

KB: Any last words? 

PH: As always I want to encourage all the stu- 
dents to get involved at Southern 
whether in social activities, a club or just 
spend time getting to know other 
shidents. Before you know it you're an upper 
classman and you're out of here, 
off to face the real world. We'll never have 
another chance to impact people 
like we do now. So get involved. I guarantee 
that it will change your life. 

KB: Oh, and before I forget, what color is 
your toothbrush? 

PH: Purple and white, it's one of those 
Mentadent ones with the whitening 
strip in the middle 


r life. 

The exliibit brings visitors not only close 
up to seahorses but also weedy and leafy 
seadragons and pipefish. 'These marvels of 
nature will intrigue and delight visitors with 
their surprising appearances and behaviors," 
said Thom Demas, Aquarium senior aquarist. 
"Contrary to popular belief, seahorses are 

beyond \t^aS'"3f/oo 

really fish complete with gills and fins." 

Besides saltwater life the Tennessee 
Aquarium is the nation's largest freshwater 
center housing 9,000 animals representing 
575 species of fish, reptiles, birds and mam- 
mals. Diana Fish, WSMC development direc- 
tor, has visited the Aquarium many times. 
"It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. 
It's relaxing and indoors so whether it's hot or 
rainy it's comfortable," said Fish. 

The cost for entry to the Aquarium is 
$12.95 a person. There are no shident dis- 
counts but annual passes are offered for 
unlimited visits for a visitor and a guesL The 
aquarium is open each day from 10 a.m. to 6 
p.m. excluding holidays. 

To get to tlie Aquarium, take Highway 27 
North into downtown. Take exit IC (4th 
Street) then turn onto Broad StreeL The 
Aquarium is two blocks up. Parking and a 
free shutde are available nearby 

Wind Symphony to perform 
Sunday, October 6 

On Sunday, October 6 the Southern 
Adventist University Wind Symphony under 
the direction of Ken Parsons will present its 
fall concert entitled, "Wind Classics Old and 
New." The concert will be held in the 
Collegedale SDA Church at 7:30 PM. Works 
that will be performed are: 

Felk Mendelssohn: Overture for Winds, 
op. 24. Written when Mendelssohn was 15, 
diis is one of the cornerstone works for winds. 

Eric Ewazen: A Hymn for the Lost and the 
Uving. This is a powerful memorial to those 
uivolved in the tragedy of September 1 1. 2001. 

Timothy Mahn Endurance. This piece is 
inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton's Hl-fated 
1914 voyage to the South Pole aboard the ship 
Endurance and subsequent 15 month strug- 
gle for survival. 

Darius Milhaud: Suite Francaise. This col- 
lection of 14 different regional songs, com- 
bined into a five-movement suite depicting the 
various French provinces, was written in 1945 
as a gift to America in gratitude to the Allies 
for helping liberate France from Nazi control. 

Jaromir Weinberger: Polka and Fugue 

from "Schwanda, the Bagpiper.'"niough from 
a relatively unknown composer, this rousing, 
colorful piece features four herald frumpets 
and the church's Brombaugh organ played by 
Judy Glass. 

In commenting about the program's 
pieces, Parsons remarked that die second and 
third pieces are emotionally linked togedier 
Ewazen, a professor at the Julliard School of 
Music in New York, was achially present dur- 
ing the 9/1 1 attacks; this newly-released piece 
commemorates the event. This is his 
response, his way of contributing to Uie heal- 
ing of the nation," said Parsons. "It's lots of 
things all at once. It expresses all tfie stages of 
grief. It put into sound emotions that you can't 
say very well." 

The Uiird piece focuses on survival and 
endurance. "It follows up tiie 'Hymn for tiie 
Lost and Living' very well. Whereas the 
Hymn leaves us with lost feelings^ 
'Endurance' ends very genUy and positively." 
said Parsons. 

Convocation credit will be given for die 
concert Admission is free. 

I Jared Wright 
Religion Editor 



Contemporary Christian Music 
Club grows on campus 

Jared Wright 


Christian Music Qub, one of Southern's freshe^ 
new organizations, is connecting students wrtli 
something they love. Inlioduced to Southern in Ihe 
fall of 2001, Bie club is some 80 member strong 
and growing. Tlie CCMC o[)erales free of charge 
and offere the best way to hook up with the 
Christian muac scene 

In an interview with Matt Melashenko, the 
CCMC founder and president. Melashenko 
talks about the history and the goals of the 
club. The following is the latest about the club 
in the words of its president: 

JW: Mall, you founded the CCMC last year. 
What was the viaon behind its founding? 

MM; There was a strong emphasis for classical 
muac at Southern. I feh as if contemporary 
Christian muac didn't liave strong opportunities 
for students to have a way to get together. There 
was no structure and organization for contempo- 
rary Christian muac, which is extremely well liked. 
(The CCMCl was a way to channel people into 
events they weren't informed of. For instance, at 
lhej4twiii(cd "Out of the Gray" concert. I sent news 
to an email lisL People found out and went to it It 
was a way of sprcadkig the word, PR work. 

JW: How many concerts has the CCMC been 
involved willi? 

MM: We have had rejircsentalives from our 
dub at every big concert in the area We have had 
meinbtTS at every event since we organized last fel 
There was a large number at the Avalon concert 
when we kicked off last fall 

JW: What kind of growUi Irave you seen in tlie 
past year? 

MM: Wcfl. it was a struggle at fireL It seemed 
difficult to get word out about the dub. But there 
has been a big interest on campus. 

JW; What is the primary goal of tlie 

Contemporary Christian Muac Oub? 

MM: The CCMC does what people want 
People paid $30 for the Festiva] Con Dios. We got 
inforfrw At the festival, we did things that most 
peopledidn'tgettodo. We went back stage before 
the show We saw what happens before die people 
ai^ ther? and die worit that takes place under Ihe 
surface- We have occasional contact with the artists 

JW: So you connect members with big names 
in Christian muac? 

MM We are headed in that direction, getting 
people connected with the artists. We are making 
strides in that direction very, very smoothly. The 
Festiva! Con Dios was a big step. But our goal, real- 
ly amply put, is to reflect Christ and reflect a posi- 
tive image of the school that we portray. 

JW: Wliat about the muac itself? 

MM: Contemporary Christian muac is some- 
tt^iere between traitional muac and secular mod- 
em popular music It gives listenersof all agesabal- 
ance between old clasac music and popular [secu- 
lar) music. 

JW: Who is your target audience? 

MM; Anyone with interest in Contemporary 
Christian muac It is open to anybody. Yeah, any- 
one w^io'd like to know more about Christian muac 
is welcome to be part of the group. 

JW: What are your ministry goals with the 

MM: Fm hoping in the future to start up a band 
and lake a trip to Rocket Town Studios. I hope to 
meet people in the big scope of tilings where our 
club can interact and witness simply by reflecting 
Christ 1 have so many visions and it takes small 
steps to readi those goals. The opportunities are 
endless for what the CCMC can do. 

JW: It sounds like y 
MM: Yeah, we ai^. 

Adventist news update 

Ao\/ENTisT News Network 

Ivory CoBBt Prays for Peace 

Seventh-day Adventists in Ivory Coast 
are praying for a peaceful resolution to a 
political uprising that has left more that 
270 people dead and many more wounded. 
The conflict began September 19 when 
rebel groups stormed military sites, gov- 
ernment buildings and homes of key politi- 

One of the world church's 12 regional, 
or Division, headquarters is located in 
Abidjan. Pastor Luka Daniel, president of 
the church in the Africa-Indian Ocean 
region, says the situation in the capital 
remains "calm but tense." According to 
Daniel, there is fear that violence could 
flare at any time. A curfew remains in 
effect throughout the city. 

"Usl Sabbath many of us could not go 
to the churches we usually to go to, so we 
advised members to go to the nearest one, 
and that's what happened." he told ANN 
during an interview September 23. 

Adventists in the region are praying for 
, i return to peace, said Daniel. This we 
have been doing privately and collectively. 

Manus Asaftei speaks at the Ministerial Candidacy Recognition ceremony 
while Dr. Philip Samaan looks on. 

Phoio b>' Adam BJ 

Ministerial Candidacy Recognition 
services pay tribute to new inductees 

— ^ vice principal, and a teacher, all at RenolJ 

JUDITH Moses Academv I 

c^,,^ D,.cnDTT.<. Hcaaemy. ■ 

Both the Caviness's were deligntea tobfl 
back at Southern. "Ifs good to be honift'| 
said Elder Caviness. He said it w 
"energizing" to see these young pet 
friends come together with Christ 

We certainly are praying and we have made 
this known. The president's house is very 
close to our division headquarters, and this 
morning we sent a pastor and one of our 
directors to go talk with [leaders], and 
have the opportunity to pray with them in 
front of the president's house." 

Daniel has also asked for the prayers of 
Christians around the world as the political 
standoff continues. 

Although the national government has 
now restored order in the capital. Abidjan, 
rebels in Ivory Coast still hold two major 
cities— Bouake and Korhogo. hi Bouake 
rebels held more than 200 faculty and stu- 
dents at International Christian Academy 
on the outskirts of the city. The five-day 
siege ended September 25 when French 
troops secured the school. 

Literacy Education Provides 
'Window of Hope' 

The education director for the Seventh- 
day Adventist world church says the 
church's commitment to fighting illiteracy 
remains strong. Humberto Rasi made his 
comments following the celebration of the 
38th annual International Literacy Day. a 

The Ministerial Candidate Recognition 
IS held on September 27 and 28 in 
Thatcher Chapel. The dedication was to rec- 
ognize the senior theology majors who are 
entering the ministry Nineteen students 
recognized and a total of 210 shtdents 
from the School of Religion filled Thatcher 

Elder Larry L. Caviness and Dr. Linda 
Bryant Caviness presented the program. 
Elder Caviness is the president of the 
Southern California Conference of Seventh- 
day Adventists. Elder Caviness earned his 
bachelor's degree from Southern 
Missionary CdUege in psychology and soci- 
ology with a minor in religion. He also 
attended Andrews University where he 
earned his Masters' of Divinity. He became a 
minister in 1971 and has since worked for 
many different conferences. He was the 
executive secretary of the Northern 
California Conference and die president of 
the Nevada-Utah Conference, He has also 
been die pastor of the Michigan Conference. 

Dr Caviness is an associate professor at 
La Sierra University as the director of shi- 
dent teaching. She earned her bachelor's 
degree in speech and communication and 
her masters in education from University of 
Berkeley She went on to earn a PhD from 
Andrews University in cognitive function in 
leadership. She has served as a principal. 

2002 Candidates 

Marius Asaftei 

Jason Calvert 

Javier Diaz 

Brad Hyden 

Jacob Mertins 

Michael Messervy 

Enno Mueller 

Angel Ogando 

Rodlie Ortiz 

Jeff Paisley 

Daniel Royo 

Francisco Sierra 

Anthony Smith 

David Smith 

Vernon Stewart 

Charlie Swoboda 

Manuel Vela 


David Wright 

United Nations event highlighting the 
importance of literacy and basic education 
in fostering development around the world. 

According to Rasi, the church's 
emphasis on literacy is driven "because of 
our commitment to the quality of life of 
people, and because of our commitment to 
global education." 

Rasi also points out that literacy 
impacts almost every aspect of a person's 
life, helping to dramatically increase living 
standards. "Literacy transforms a person— 
they can read, do mathematics, their whole 
horizon expands," he says. "I've seen liter- 
acy combined with basic health programs. 
In Bahia, Brazil, lAdvenUstl students and 
teachers targeted a poor neighborhood to 
leach not just literacy, but basic health, 
hygiene, nutrition, disease prevention, and 
simple editions of the gospels." Literacy 
opens "windows of hope," says Rasi. "Once 

we change a person we change the I 
ttons that come after them." 

The Adventist Church operate* 
largest unified Protestant education 
tem in the worid, with a network oi ■ 
6,000 schools, colleges and univeB^ 
"There is a great deal more that «» 
do," says Rasi. "We have a netivork, a ^ 
tore, and we care about peoplf _",,„ 
hope that the church plays an 
role in this." jjdM 

Recent figures released by 1"^ J 
Nations Educational, ScicntiUc 
Cultural Organization show some tm „ 
ment worldwide, with a fall in thf ^^ 
of illiterate adults from 22.4 percent 
percent in 2000. In that same y" , A 
877 million adults were i"'"^"''',;,' 
million children were not attending 
Of these the most affected illiK"' 

Thursday, October 3, 2002 

The Southern Accent 



Southern faculty promote 
I balanced living 


they that wait upon the Lord 
1 shall renew their strength; they shall 
mount up with wings as eagles they 
shall' run, and not be weary; and they 
I shall walk, and not faint" Isaiah 40 31 
(KJV). This text was really meant to be 
I taken more as a metaphor than literally 
I Throughout life, we have times when we 
imes when we walk, and we cer 
I tainly have times when we grow weary 
)ntend with the struggle of 
I balancing our physical, mental, and &pir 
itual strengths, it helps, at times to look 
I at those who have "been there" and 
"done that" and can tell us all about it 
Wilma McClarty. who is the chair of 
I Southern's English department walks 
es every day and also does some 
eight lifting. She mentioned that 
i solid part of the "total pack 
I age" — the physical, mental and spiritual 
I balance that we strive to achieve in 
I Adventist education. 

Beverley Self, Humanities office man- 
I ager, points to the benefits of exercise in 
cupation. With the rigors of her 
Iwork load, a bi-weekly aerobics routine 
Ibalances the stress. Problems don't 
e as much force when we 
I spend the time it takes to strengthen all 

Church Schedule 

Church Times Speaker Topic 

Haniiltoii Comntunity 9:00, 1 1: 15 Jolm Grys In Praise of Folly 

Collejjedale 9:00, 1 1::^0 Ken Rogers Wjiose hands ai e 

CoUeffedaJe Spiinish 9:00, II; 15 Unavailable Unavailable .; 

llif Ttiird 10:00 Ken RoRers Wliose hands are you h 

i Coniniunity Unavailable Jerry Arnold Jolin 4 (continued) 

ills S::W. 11:00 Arnold Schneil Trust or Bust 

viewed praised the mental clarity and the 
spiritual balance they achieved with reg 
ular exercise as a part of life 

Having a regular exercise regimen 
doesn't mean that the routine has to 
become a rut. Tilstra mentioned that the 
trail he takes varies from day to day, as 

5 his dei 

1 tor 

sof c 

Pastor Douglas Tilstra, of the School 
|of Religion, has been a long-distance 
r and now spends his early morn- 
lings on the biology trails. While he's on 
Ithe trail, he lifts up his heart and mind in 
■praise of God's new day and often listens 
|to praise music to complete the experi- 
ace — though the sound of the morning 
1 also a song in itself. 

Despite the many facets of 
lat we are now privy to, one point 
Unanimously brought out. All those ir 

leave it at home. Most often, he r£turns 
home to time spent in study of Scriptun 
but when lack of time binds him, h 
chooses one or the other. Sometime; 
the study is what he needs to refresh hi 
mind, sometimes he needs a more vigor- 
ously active time with God. 

In the awakening of the mind and spir 
it through exercise, Isaiah 40:31 is 
vant. When we take the time to accept 
the mental clarity that exercise affords, 
we can be prepared for the work of the 
Lord, knowing that he will give us the 
strength to "run, and not be weary; and 
walk and not faint," 

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Airport security only the beginning 

Rachei Bostic 

AflantaainiorU haven't been on im 
ainJiane in about five yeare and let 
me tell you -things are dirferent. 
Everything is searchetl. All your 

luggage is x-rayed. Not just on a 
„,tving belt, either they stop your 
bag under the machine and bok 
closely and call their co-workers 
3 decide, if that's a hairdryer 

le you walk 

The big x-ray 
through isn't ( 

Now safely officers go o.e. r- 
with a detection wand and make you 
take off your shoes and belt. Once 
you're ready to board the plane, 
they may randomly select you to 
dump all your stuff out on a table 
while they take your shoes off 

again. ... , ,■ , ., 

But I'm not complaining. 1 didn t 

see many other people complaining 
^IZ^ We're willing to give up 
order to preserve our safety. While 
it's a hassle, for the most part we 

don't mind. , , 

This could gel dangerous. Were 

OK witli giving up some of our 
rights to protect us from them - 
who at this moment happen to be 
the Taliban. What happens when 
•Ihey' become a different group.' 
What happens when it becomes a 
group that doesn't deserve it What 
happens when it becomes us? 

Our religion holds that we mil 
be persecuted and have our rights 
taken away. We have witnessed 
how fast rights can be removed - 
with or without the nation's permis- 
sion. We need to open our eyes to 
this trend, because some day we 
will be on the other side of it. 

Letters to the Editor 

Thanks for donating blood 

•fo the editor 
In appreciation: 

Earl and I wish to thank every- 
one who donatedblood to Blood 
Assurance in Jerry's name. 
We're also so thankful for all your 
prayers. At present Jerry is 

attending a three week seminar 
in Washington strength- 
en his immune system. 
Eari and Joanne Evans 

Editorial page can be used to change things 

nplying thai 

It may e 
this page is a waste of i 
i'm criticizing people for writing 
instead of acting. I mean to say the 
opposite. It's imperative that stu- 
dents here can let the whole school 
know when they're upset. Wlien 
doesn't like a rule, 

far Editor 
Another year of the Southern 

ra-nl hciiins and so begin the 

ccklv tniiiiilaints and whining on 

lis \>My. In each issue a new let- 

■1 iipiii'iirs that grumbles about 

louiliorn policy. Students com- 
plain about mandatory worship. 

spers and church. They bitterly licular Accent article or an event 
protest the dress code, jewelry pol- that took place on campus, he t 
icy and curfew. Tliey whine about she has a chance to object. Or 
the montlily food lolal. And then can openly disagree. And after 
lliere is always tlie infuriated letter Southern policy has been criticized 

that yells at everyone else for liis countless times on this page. 

her opinion and says. "If you 
don't like Ihe rules, don't go to 
Southern!" Without fail, these tired 
topics will be brought to life. Aiid 
iiothing gets accomplished. 

maybe things will actually start t 



Cassie Jewell 

SophomoreMass Communication 


by Rachel Bositc 

Thumbs up to Food Services 
during ViewSouthern. Thank you 
for changing the times that the 
visiting students had lunch and 
for lengthening supper hours in 
the cafeteria' Current students 
appreciated the consideration, 
and I'm sure the visiting students 
weren't discourage by the long 
lines there would have been had we tried to share meal 

Thumbs up to all those volun- 
teers that help students with trans- 
portation to and from doctor/med- 
ical appointments. It is greatly appre- 

Submitted by Pam Znidar, parent 

Thumbs down that r 
cessions were sold at Al 
Softball. Thiswasanoppc 
for some club or organic 
earn some money as well 
vide a service to the playeRi 
supporters that showed up. ij 
management of Ozzies ' 
Cream we Wbng to man the concessionsW 
apparently were not allowed to do so. ^mce 
else was doing it, why couldn't they. 

Thumbs down that there ^^^ 

weren't medical kits provided at ^9 

each field during Ail-Night ^H| 

Softball. Some studnets were ^^9 
' injured, thankfully none too ^ 

ersiously. A complete kit is need- ^/ 

ed at each field during intramu- 
rals, at all times. This is an acci- 
dent waiting to happen. 

Week of Prayer schedule needs to be changed | 

To die editor class times were shortened 

I think we all agree tliat Week of everyone could go to the meetings, 
r with Walter Pearson was a I think it would be a very consider- 
real blessing. However, getting up ate move on Southern's part if 
for 7 a.m. classes was not. Some they were to adopt this method 
students had a hard time staying well. I know I would definitely 
awake because they had gotten up appreciate it. and I know many otii- 
at 5:30 so they could be ready for ers would too. 
tlieir 7 o'clock classes. At other Sincerely, 
SDA schools 1 have attended, I did Tonya Tuel! 
not have to get up any earlier dur- Junior Wellness Maiiagemetit 
ing Week of Prayer. The lengths of 

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We must fight Iraq 

Andrew Bermudez 

Opi nion C o uiMNigr 

Last week we looked at the record of inso- 
lence and broken promises that Saddam 
Hussein has when it comes to cooperating 
with the rest of the world. Clearly our 
President would like to finally get this evil 
man out of power: a noble goal that is long 
overdue. Congress doesn't seem so excited 
about the proposal of war, however Certainly 
they have no more love for Saddam than an\ 
of the rest of us. So why are many leaders su 
reluctant to support a war with haq' After all 
we soundly defeated them in a matter of da> s 
back in the Gulf War; why couldn t we do it 
just as easily now? 

Although politics (unforhtnately) plays a 
part in the Democrats' lack of support for the 
President's war effort, it may not be die only 
problem. After all, almost everyone support- 
ed the much more questionable measures 
proposed for the -war on terrorism'. What is 
the problem now? One major problem is fear. 
"But why?" one may wonder. "Vie have defeat- 
ed him before and surely we can do it again." 
Thaf s true. But today we know he has more 
weapons in his arsenal than he did during the 
Gulf War. The United Nations sttll has not 
been able to see what weapons of mass 
destruction are hiding away in Iraqi ware- 
houses and labs. So even though our armies 
could destroy Saddam's army witti little diffi- 
culty, the effects of nuclear or biological 
weapons, if Saddam has them and chooses to 
use them, could be devastating. 

Therefore, we must ask, do we ti-uly want 
to take on an evil regime tiiat conh-ols even 
more weapons than Al-Qaida and would be 
e ttiem on us? Fighting Iraq might 

Meet Justin 

btare us but if we do nothing our enemieij 
Lan only grow stronger Sooner or later we 
will have to deal with Saddam Hussein Since 
his weapons collections are likely to be grow 
ing, right now may very well be the best time 
to take him on. It is certainly a scary proposi- 
tion, but history reminds us of cases like 
France under Napoleon or Germany under 
Hitler where evil regimes were left to grow 
until it took disastrous wars to destroy them. 
Although it may be a tougher problem to 
solve than it sounds like on the surface, we 
have to take Saddam Hussein seriously. If that 
means war with Iraq, then so be it. Ignonng 
him isn't making him go away. He'll only get 

1 am the new editorial page editor. My goal is for 
the opmion section to be an interesting and infor- 
mational plaix for you to stop on your way to the 
Humor page. 

Expect to see columns that have a wide scope 
and address a large faction of student interests. 
Expect to see differing opinions on controveraal top- 
iLX "Hus year I would like to have a lot of student 
interacton and feedback on the issues and ideas dis- 
cussed on these pages. Expect to get to know new 
people and what they think. 

If you ever liave any comment about anything 
that you read this year in the Opinion section, let the 
AccEOTknow ( If you would 
like to discuss it with me or tell me where Tm wrong, 
write me at If you clearly 
and concisely state your point on a viable topic. 111 
probably print your viewpoint or quote you. 

Something Td like to start off with: when can we 
use the stodent centei? The renovation project was 
announced in March or April of last year, started this 
summer and to this day I still can't get to the ping- 
pong table. I realize that if s a big job, but I would feel 

a lot better about flie wait if I ever walked through 

and saw someone actually woridng. But talk is 
cheap. If there's a shortage of hands, Fd be willing to 
get a group of students together to donate some 

e where this c 

s from. Let the 

Give back to the community 

student Association encourages service 

"Everybody can be great because every- 
body can serve." -Martin Luther King, jr. 

Every Christinas my mom insists that our 
&mily help serve food at the homeless shelter 
downtown. When I was younger I saw tiiis 
service as an annoying task fliat was an obsta- 
cle between me and my new Christmas toys. 
But my view began to change three summers 
ago after my mom suggested tiiat I go on a 
mission trip to Honduras. I wasn't too excited 
about it at first I mean, who wants to give up 
...• fun and precious money-making 
go build a church? AlUiough 1 had my 
mom was very persuasive. 
The mission trip is what really changed 
my perspective and helped me realize my 
desire to serve others. Helping others teach- 
es us so much about every person's capabili- 
ty to bring happiness into someone else's life. 
Thanks to my mom's persuasiveness, I was 
able to realize my own potential to bring joy to 
those who are less fortunate. 

As public relations director for Student 
Association. I am here to help give everyone 
a chance to realize flreir abilities and bring 
happiness to those around them. I am build- 
'mg connections to many places all over the 
Chattanooga area tiiat need volunteers in 
every way imaginable. On October 24, many 
of these places will be coming to meet you at 
the promenade supper. Clubs all over campus 

are strongly encouraged 1° Participate in 
community service activites fltroughout die 
year and especially on April 17, when it all 
comes together in one huge day of giving 
back. Its sometiiing to tiimk about 

For more information about Community 
Service Day or how to get ^olv^'' i" *■; 
area, contact Tara Ericson at tiie SA office at 
2723 or email her at 

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Sports Editor 


.Week 5 NFL Picks 

J . ,h„„ ^Ir^rtv have. TlieNiners seem to hav 

Ethan Nkana 

SFOtm RF.H)inT.R 

New England \ — , , , . ■ 

The Pats and Dolphins are bed for first n 
AFC East New England's defense isnt play 
ing too wen, so look for Ricky Williams to ri 
the ball all day long. After this game well sf 
who's the best team 'in the AFC East. 
Who's Hot Dolphin's RB Ricky -Williams 
Who's Not; New England's defense 
Pick: Miami 

Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville 

The Jags completely shut the Jets down last 

week, holding them to only 3 points. If the 

Eagles are going to win this one Donavan 

McNabb will need to come up big. But he 

always does, right? 

Who's Hot Eagles' safety Brian Dawkins 

Who's Not: Tlie Jag's chances of a win 

Pick; Eagles 

St. Louis VB. San Francisco 
St. Louis hasn't won a game ycl! Just when 
you thought it couldn't get any worse QB 
Kurt Warner goes and breaks his linger. 
That's going to be a major setback for the 
Rams, but that can't really do any worse than 

U,ey already have. The Niners seem to have 

their work cut out for Uiem. 

Who's Hot: Niner'sWRTerrell Owens 

Who's Not The Rams 
Pick: San Francisco 

Indianapolis vs. Cincinnati 

Tampa Bay crushed the Bengals last week 
by 28 points, and they have yet to win a 
game. Golf s RB Edgerrin James hash t 
scored a rushing touchdown yet this season, 
which isn't very promising for the Colts who 
are 2-1 this season. 

Who's Hot Colt's QB Peyton Manmng 
Who's Not the Bengals 
Pick: Colts 

Green Bay vs. Chicago 

The Bears have dropped die past two games 
and seem to be in a slump right now. A win 
against the Packers would boost their 
morale. But the Packer's defense finally got 
someUiing going last week against Carolina. 
Now if only die offense and defense would 
both come to play on the same day. . . 
Who's Hot Packers QB Brett Favre 
Who's Not The Bears' Defense 
Pick: Green Bay 

Team DeChristen wins women s 

Thumbs up to all the players and team who 
participated in Ail-Night Softball! 

Adam Kotanko 

Sp orts Eliitor ^ 

At four o'clock last Saturday morning, 
Team Guzman and Team DeChristen faced 
off in the women's league championship 
game at All-Night Softball. In an exciting 
match featuring extraordinary fielding by 
both teams, but especially by Sandra Higgins 
of Team Guzman. Team DeChristen pulled 
out a 6-11 win. Team DeChristen took an 
early lead, which they would not relinquish, 
off of an RBI single by Kari Rowan . Team 
Guzman answered back with several runs, 
during the next few innings. The top of the 
seventh was upon the teams even before it 
seemed like the game had begun. During the 

inning, a series of singles 1 
DeChristen stretched their lead to s . . 
a fly ball caught by Sandra Higgins finidt 
the side and brought Team Guzman up 
with one final chance to pull out a w 
force a second game (the second gan 
necessary only if Team Guzman wonbi 
Team DeChristen had defeated them eai 
A double by Erin Lundquist put ' 
Guzman into position to begin catchin 
Confusion on an overthrow to first aflerl!i| 
next batter allowed two runs in, but it w 
enough. The game ended 6-11 on a a 
center field by Kari Rowan, with Td 
DeChristen becoming Women's 

Athlete's responsibility code Triathlon set for this Sunday 

1) Play with honesty and integrity 

2) Never, never, never give up 

3} Cooperate with your teammates 

'D Do not steal your friend's glory 

b) Play the game for the sake of the game 

(i) Respect and adjust lo the judgment of the 


7) Be thankful that you have the health and 
well-being lo participate in sports 

8) Do no boast or taunt an aopponent 

9) Never do anything to harm or injure 
another person 

10) Always congratulate your opponent 

The 19"^ annual Sunbelt Cohutta Springs 
Triathlon is this Sunday, October 6. The race 
consists of a half-mile swim, an 18-mile bike 
and a four-mile run. Start time is 12:30 p.m. at 
the Cohutta Springs Adventist Center in 
Crandall, Georgia. 

John O'Brien, participant for the past 
seven years, said that the two things he loves 
most about the Cohutta Triathlon is the com- 
petition and the improvement he's seen in 
himself over the years, O'Brien competes in 
triathlons all over the United States and said 
that Cohutta is one of his favorite courses. 

Registration for participants begins at 11 
a.m. Participants can be individuals or relay 
teams of three people. Indi\aduals must com- 
plete the course themselves while relay teams 

can have one person for each event B 
Benge of the School of Physical EducaM 
Healfh & Wellness recommends the Rb 
team option for those who wish to race 
don't feel they could do the whole diingui 
selves. The fee for those registering IJf 
of the race is $45 for individuals and J 
relay teams. Race packets can be pick 
during registration from 11 a.m. until n 
Benge said for those not wanting to 
ipate in the actual race, volunteers are 
to help direct participants through ttie^ 
and help with the registration process. . 
a volunteer contact Kari Shultz at li^ 
email her at l«hulUi^soul]ieniJ 
more information on the race c^l the ^ 
of Physical Education at 238-285U o 
Bob Benge at rchengel^southfiai^' 

The Bombers, who won All-Night Softball, watch an 
opposing team's game. 

Factoids from last year's traithloi| 

As laken from 

The water temperature for Cohutta Springs Lake was 66 degrees on October 7, 2W ■ 

There were 132 participants - 88 individual athletes and 44 relay participants. 

ond year in a row with a time of one hour, 'I 
hour, 32 minutes and 15 seconds. 

Susan AUen of DawsonviUe. Ga. was the first female finisher in 2001 with a time of on' 
37 minutes and 59 seconds. 

For more information on the triathlon, including directions and scores from 

Jeff Gibson of Chattanooga won for tiie second year 
tes and five seconds. His 2000 time 


Thurspay, October 3, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

cam pus chatter 

Week of: October 4-10 

Sharon Rho 



Calendar of Events 



Board of Trustees Retreat & Meeting 

Campus Ministries Retreat 

Vespers Faculty Homes - Various locations and times 

7:2 Ip Sunset 

BIRTHDAYS: A.J. Stagg, Anton Schuberthan, Bill Simpson III. 

Michael Isle, Mike Colburn, Ryan Strilaeff, Mr. Da^acl Brooks, 

Mr. David Huisman 

a The Third - Ken Rogers (lies) 

Something Else Sabbath School {Thatcher South) 

Evensong (Church) 

LAC Night (Des) 
BIRTHDAYS: Elisabeth Perkins, Eva Escarra, Haven Stanley, 
Jennifer Ross. Kelli Reeves. Kerri Brown, Lori Braman. Melissa 
Harper. Raf Preuss, Tern Thomas, Ms.Bonnie Mattheus 


a SunbdiCohuBaSpringsTriathkmREestraIkn(Cl^TuaaSprings 

BIRTHDAYS: Brian Young, Harold Altamirano, John Yim, 
Ryan Camp. Ron Arroyo-Watson, Sarah Elrich. Sarah Gould, 
Will Cordis 


LSATExam- Student Center 

3:30p Academic Affairs 

BIRTHDAYS: Jennifer Anderson. Ms. Joylynn Michals, Mr. 

Dennis Steele 


11:00a SenkrOassOiEanization Meeting ©ait Hdli633)Caivwi(ion 


7:00p TNT Joint Worship - Campus Ministries (Thatcher) 

BIRTHDAYS: Can Chenoweth. Fritz Largosa. Jessica Landess, 
Kelly Francis, Melissa Blackwell. Summer Frazier, Tanya 


BIRTHDAYS: Brandon Thomas. Chris Walters, Eric Schnell, 
Heatlier Demaree. Heather Shank, Jon Weigley. Josh Galloway, 
Matt Barclay. Michael Benjamin, Michael Paige. Yerika Del 
Valie, Ms. Vernita Knoch 


Society of Adventist Communicators (Ontario, CA) 

11:00a Convocation - Fouad Moughrabi (lies) 

BIRTHDAYS: DanieUe Muhlenbeck, Enoh Nkana, Fatina 
Sinsmyr. Gaelle Eugene, Jennifer Francisco, Kendy Martinez, 
Mrs. Linda Marlowe, Mrs. Vinita Sauder 


7:12p Sunset 

8:00p Vespers-Latin American Club (Church) 

BIRTHDAYS: Amy Ward, Glenn Medina, James Fedusenko. 

Melinda Bors, Stephanie Van Wart, Virginia Smartt 

If you have an announcement for the 

Chatter, you must submit it to 

■ by noon Monday. 

Any other submissions will! not be 




LAC NIGHT: Come to lies at 
9 p.m. and have some {un. Win 
the many prizes that mil be avail- 
able. Here's your chance to par- 
ticipate and hopefully win a 


you like to sing? Do you like to 
travel? Do you want to share 
God with others? SAU Gospel 
Choir may be for you! The 
Gospel Choir is a traveling 
music ministry. We are a com- 
pletely student-run organization 
open to anyone who wants to 
share God's love through tlie 
powerful witness of music. If 
you are interested, please stop 
by Wood Hall (music building) 
on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. If 
you have any questions, contact 
Valencia at 2168. 

SENIORS: Any seniors plan- 
ning to graduate this December, 
May, or July and did not receive 
a yellow senior application in the 
mail over a week ago, please see 
Sharon Rogers in the records 
office and fill one out as soon as 

SENIORS: All seniors grad- 
uating this year (December, 
May. July) are invited to an orga- 

nizational meeting in Brock Hall 
#333 on Tuesday at 11 a.m. 
Select officers, discuss plans for 
class activities during the year 
and other graduation informa- 
tion. Also brainstorm sugges- 
tions for graduation speakers. 

RETREAT: In preparation for 
the GODencounters Retreat, 
November 8-10, 2002, at Camp 
Kulaqua, High Springs, Florida, 
organizers are calling for 
Christians to join them in forty 
days of prayer, committing a new 
generation to living lives of wor- 
ship. Christians of all ages are 
asked to pray for young adults 
ages 18-35. the 

special focus of this time of 
prayer, and the group especially 
invited to the retreat. 
Devotionals, online discussions, 
40-days mail list, and 
GODencounters information are 
available at 


Campus Ministries... 

TOUR: This tour offers a 
unique opportunity to explore 
your Adventist heritage. Guided 
visits at historic sites will let you 
walk in the footsteps of our pio- 
neers. Worship services will 
help you capture their urgent 
longing to finish God's work. 

The trip is designed to be more 
than just an historical experi- 
ence - it will be an unforgettable 
spiritual blessing. For more 
information contact Marius 
Asaftei at 238-3060 or visit her- 


TAPES: Walter Pearson's Week 
of Prayer tapes are available 
through Frank DiMemmo's 
office located upstairs in the 


Application packets for the 
Kenya mission trip are available 
at the Chaplain's office. It is 
important to get started on the 
process so come pick one up 


This Friday night is Faculty 
Home Vespers. Talk to the pro- 
fessors in your department 
about when and where your ves- 
pers will be held. 

Clubs & Departments... 

7:00 p.m. to Student Park on 
Friday, October 4. Refreshments 
will be served. 

American Humanics starts 
Women's Philanthropy club 

The American Humanics 
Association and the Women's 
Philanthropy Club at Southern 
Adventist University are sponsoring 
a series of "Brown Bag Humanics" 
luncheons. The first one is at noon, 
October 9. 2002 in Southern's 
Presidential Banquet Room next to 
the cafeteria featuring Shula Yelliot 
from the Chattanooga Volunteer 

Kathy Souchet. student director 
of the American Humanics program 
at Southern, believes that these 
luncheons will "give knowledge of 
the many service opportunities 
available in Chattanooga and moti- 
vate students and staff to get 
involved in the community." 
Anyone interested in service oppor- 
tunities is invited to bring their 
lunch to the banquet room. The 

presentation will be given between 
12:20 and 12:50 allowing for those 
who need to leave for 1:00 appoint- 
ments. For those who can stay, 
there will be a question and answer 
time in addition to information about 
American Humanics and Women's 
Philanthropy Club. 

The American Humanics program 
at Southern is affiliated with 
American Humanics, Inc.. in Kansas 
City, which is an alliance of colleges, 
universities and nonprofit organiza- 
tions preparing undergraduates for 
careers with youth and human serv- 
ice agencies through specified cur- 
riculum, activities and internships. 
AH focuses on leadership and serv- 
ice to humanity, professionalism, 
measurable competencies and certi- 
fication. For more information on 
AH at Southern, contact Kathy 
Souchet or Lorraine Ball in the 
School of Journalism. 

The Women's Philanthropy Club 
was formed by the women of 
Southern's Development and 
Planned Giving Offices. They were 
inspired with the idea last year after 
attending a seminar sponsored by 
the Women's PhilanUiropy Institute. 
Carolyn Liers. office of planned giv- 
ing recalls. "We felt a passion to cre- 
ate our own group of women that 
can collectively inspire, educate and 
encourage change in the world 
through philanthropy." 

"We have been recruiting mem- 
bers one by one and will be giving 
more information at the meetings," 
says Patrice Hieb. club president 

Plans for the club include lunch- 
eons, seminars, workshops and 
group volunteer efforts. For more 
information on the Women's 
Philanthropy Club. contact 
Southern's office of development or 
planned giving. 

Top 10 Shirts You 
Can't Buy at Gadzooks 

by Rob York 

10, Hard Worker 

9. 1 respect you as an 

intelligent human 


. I'm good at school 


. Alcohol isn't for me 

. OK, at least I'm not 

a total drunk 
5. OK, at least I don't 

drink and drive 
i. Mind-altering 
b-stances are bad 

3. I like women as 

2. I don't really hear 
voices but I like to 
wear shirts that sug- 
gest I do because I 
bruise easily 
1. I'm compensating 
for being socially mal- 
adjusted by wearing 
this shirt with big let- 
ters on it. Please look 
at me. 

Dennis learns to love the mall 

We have all seen a '-uperfluous 
amount of teeth emanahng from Mr. 
Hoover I suggebt capping said teeth 
with fresh Lahfoma raisins. Tins action 
would not only reduce the overabundant 
rows of gleaming vMe pearis in Mr. 
Hoovers overstretched cheeks but 
would additionally save Soudiem count- 
less dollars in medical costs incurred 
daily as students are blinded 

Aiigeb Palmer is a sophwmre E)i^isli 
major mill big uliilelee^L 

I thmk that since the SA officers 
are representing our school as a 
whole, it is their Christian duty to 
look their best If a little makeup 
can help them fulfil! this duty, then 
that's what \vill have to be done. A 
makeover might not be their first 
choice but being a good leader takes 

Michelle Doucoumes, 
accounting major, is a loyal SA s 

I iKit \\u\ lni -viviiit tltil 
w 1 1 forced to go beriube Tm 
ukI niostimporlantly itwas- 

ISllLJ,! , 

\ (111 IK 

1 was t&oii.iled She jsked mi. wlul I 
Uioiiglit ilxiiil tins [Jiirt ind lliest pants 
ind if i!k7 nuitclied I juS nodded ind 
•qnikd uidsaidilwiHildliiukKmLrinnul 
niuili lor slioiqjnv, but I do Iovl i gixxl 
cidmIw itilmi)., 

1 saw iD lv]x-s of ix-opk I sjiw a inan 
ilxHil 17 \( UN old Minii^ I ixirpk -Jiirt 
(llijil i knim liL didnl |iK.k mil) i irrynig 
Ins \vift >< iiiiiIjRlti, fiillowin;, her I It was- 

n't -aniling. because frankly, dioukl he 
liavL been' He was just waDong around, 
taking -i giimiMe outade the store when he 
knew his wife wasnt looldng, and dream- 
ing about the power tools in Sears. 

1 sal down on the bench oulade of flie 
dresang rooms \^en my tady friend wait 
inade Next (0 me was a guy a few years 
oWo- than me, holding bags fittm GAR 
SJrudiire, and Journeys. He too had a 
blank look on his fei^. I gave him a quick 
sn^Te, and he looked at me as if to say, 
■What am I doing here?' He never had a 

After a while, Mr Purple Shirt came 
and ^ next to us. He (et out a agh- The 
younger guy said, "Tve been in this maD for 
four houR. Slie's only beoi to three stores. 
lAt^ase Mister, telt me it gels better." 
"Yrah. sure son." he said in Vus sad voice. 

1 looked around at all the women in the 
slort, taldng thdr time, boking at EVERY- 
THING, just dreaming of taking frve hours 
to get ready for something with those 

It was 90 entertMiing because if s the 
exact oHxiale of how I and every other 
man shop. My choice is Old Navy. If s the 
best. I walk in, then 10 seconds later I walk 

out with two bagsof clothes, and angry that 
it took me so long to get it done. 

For some reason. I really liked going to 
the maD tod^, but I know it will be short 
lived. One day IH be following a woman 
around a store wearing a shirt thai she 
pki^ed out 1 won't be aniling. IH be fet 
(even more so). IH be dreaming about 
power tools and the food court samplf 
But ni be tha^ loaded down wifri shop- 
ping bags, fcteing somewhat I don't really 
want to be, and why? 

Because if I get married and she stidto 
with me throu^ baldness and protruding 
stomadiitis, my forgetting important dsj/s, 
and my male tendency to say and do stupid 
things, I win gjadly fug around her shop- 
ffflig bags and teB her ^e's beautifiil 
matter what she picks. 

See giris, Dennis Mayne, junior pre 
physical therapy major, is a reall 

I think Ai,l, u\ ne.,1 
makeover bt cause he has i< 
with letting go <is wt 
problems He is afraid ofchatj 
and he needs to be pubhed oi 
that mindset Also Im afraid fij 
the color black may have adwr 
affects on his psyche- 
thoughts. I believe that we ni 
help Anthony work through d 
problems without considera 

Sophomore Caitlin C 
for liet education major is 6 
only by her detet minatwH to bni 
up the SA 

Southern Fashion Week - Start the insanity! 

Mary Nikityn 


R-K-k wliLTe I come ftnm lliey liavv 
lliis lilUc Uiinn c.dliil l";LsIiioii Wvk. I s:i\' 
"Huy" ralliti- thin 'Vr" l> \;tusi ■ [, \y ■[>< nv 
idly. IKv in a j,'limli( ^1 u iw ii umi. Hui ili^ii's 
another stoo', liiddly, lhnii;,'ii, my aiw 
town gets mail deliveiy (I'n)ni anDilifT 
town because our town's post office won't 
ie&v&r to my end of town, but lliat's also 
anotlier story. Just in case I mention it 
later, the power plant in my backyard is 
another story too,) Tliis unprecedented 
phenomenon, in addition to allowing my 
sdiool bnis to be sent direclly to my par- 
ents. means that 1 can subscribe to Vogue, 

Vogue is a great magazine. Some of 
you ladies might want lo check h out if 
ever you run out of Brkfcs', Modem 
Bride, Anachronistic and Socially 
Backward Bride, and Marriageable 
Tlieofogy M^ore MonBily. Its fiill oowr- 

age of dS the newest and best New Yorii 
Fashion Week deagne^^ allows me to, for 
a mere $3.95, kwk at pictures of all the 
$395 shoes coming out for next spring. 
Yes, it's just turned fall now. That means 
that next year's sping coUectkins will 
probably be passe on the runway by the 
otd of this WEdtBackhwne,Jiis concept 
always seemed reall>' impractkal to me. 
Who'd want to lot^ al chiffon dresses for 
Tlianksgiving? In Tennessee, ihou^ 

debuting spring dothes in the autumn 
ni;ikes more sense. After all, around here 
iiTI Ix" midsummer by Pifjri or so. Great! 
Next time I have $400 dollars to shell out 
(ur something besides my cafeteria bin, rn 
be sure to look into it 

Obviously, magazines such as Vogue 
and designers such as Calvin Klein. 
Tommy Hilfiger, and thoseiiew-lS-year- 
ent-lhaiva-freshman-art-major are not 
martceting to us here at Southern. We just 
dont have flial kind of mon^— if we had. 
would we be eating h^-stacks? Be tliat as 
it m^, financial deficits diouWnt keep us 
from bang tashion fonvard; after aH, r^ is 
the new black Discount retail stores Eke 
T J. Maxx and MarehaBs (whKh are the 
san>e store, go figure) are a blesang. Not 
only do they have a great seJedfon of Mr 
nierdiancfee and deararKe 

ing reaDy erjoy the homeojiirii^ ewry 

time I shop there. The Samaritan Center 
for Disaffected College Students is great 
too, second only to the oommunKy service 
bins in the kitchenettes. 

Finances aade, there's also the dress 
codeYouwould think that this would limit 
the lasWon statements one can make on 
campus, but take a look" at Christine 
Whetmore. Tm convinced that tliis school 
needs a tabloid just to keep track of v^ial 
she's wearing each week! (Actually, speak- 
ing of finances, she could probably make 
a bundle by selling those 3-D glasses to 
people looldng at some of her outfits. . .) 
Frankly, though, Tm insandy jealous of 
ho- red python shoes. I tove aH shoes, but 
those would defirutely make my top ten 
list Rght up there with my orBnge cow- 
boy boots and my roomm^'s kneeW^ 
motacycfe boots. (Whkii reminds me 
Afl hot guys with motOTcydes should con- 
tact Debbie Nessen. x260L She's the 

DudcJared'shairistooloiij- li 
like theSApreadentissupixr^^^ 
representus and dude tliegin-^^'" 
pus donthave hair thatslikellia 

Wiik tfiis comment was iK^ 

'ysis liiilis it CO ' 
major Jason ^ 

"oh. come on. Shoes aregt 
can you not thank Crf)d ^2 
where one of our most perp*2 
issues involves whether ^'■'^g 
to class constitutes a feshion^l 
TTiere's something for you to *>■ 
Paul Hoover Maybe you couKif» 
Flops: Prv and Con 6ebai. 
Saturday ni^t If Uiat works'^ 
can help you widi the nedone. ^ 
ReaUy Necessary? and Ja^d caj^ 
and MaiJiienance. See? Any«^-a 
we at Southern don-tl!avefiy»^1 
Ifs definitely a sanity thing' 


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Volume 58, Issue f 

Statue progress continues 

I the sculpture 
sing the Mantle" which, when fin- 
ished, will be a visual representation of 
Southern Adventist University's mission 
and occupy a place on the mall near 
University Drive. 

"I strongly believe our campus should 
have symbols of our faith and mission," 
said University president Gordon Bietz. 
Bit'l;; came up with the concept of creat- 
ing works of art on campus that embody 
the university's fundamental Christian 

The first part of the sculpture, which 
will depict Elisha reaching for Elijah's 
mantle, is taking shape under the skilled 
hands of the dean of the School of Visual 
Art & Design, Wayne Hazen. 

Hazen said Bietz has had the idea of 
creating symbolic artwork on campus 
for some time and approached Hazen for 
ideas nearly two years ago. Bietz and 
Hazen have collaborated on finding 
appropriate campus locations and devel- 
oping ideas for erecting such art. 

Work on the first part of the sculp- 

Wavne Hawn Lakes a break from Passing the 
Mantle tht statue that when finished wil! occ 
pya spot on the mall in front ofWright Hall. 

ture began over a year ago. and will 
probably take as long to complete, said 
Hazen. The stone for the second part 
will arrive around June of next year. 

The completed work will stand an 
impressive twenty feet high with each 
figure mounted on a plinth. Hazen plans 
for the base of the statue of Elijah to be 
nearly twice as high as the five-foot tall 
plinth Elisha will occupy. 

Vice President for Advancement 
David Burghart said funds to complete, 
the sculpture have not all been donated 
yet. Hazen added that the work has not 
been funded in any part by tuition 
money or funds from regular donors, but 
by people particularly interested in 
advancing art on Southern's campus. 

Hazen has a burden that the student 
body be supportive and get involved in 
the process of creating symbolic visual 
art on campus, especially this initial 
sculpture that symbolizes not only the 
passing of knowledge from professor to 
student but also the double portion of 
the Holy Spirit. "I really think it's a mis- 
take for students not to be involved," he 

Contrary to information in an earlier 
article in the Accent, Burghart says the 

but more a collaboration of ideas and 
monetary support. It wouldn't have been 
possible without the sculptor, as well as 
without the donors. 

When deciding on a medium Hazen 
says he first considered bronze, but not 
only were its costs prohibitive, but 
Southern doesn't have the foundry facil- 
ities to accommodate such sculpting. 

Hazen estimated that the cost of a 
bron/e sculpture would have exceeded 
si'iO 000 so he chose granite, a durable 
(one instead. After doing some 
research he found that local granite 
ti m Tennessee or Georgia couldn't be 
procured in large enough blocks. So he 
ventually hand-picked the stone from 
the famous Rock of Ages quarries in 
Barre Vermont. 

Aside from its primary purpose of 
tommunicating the university's mission 
in an aesthetically pleasing way. the 
sculpture has also served a secondary 
purpose of aiding in his teaching of the 
reduction method of sculpting, Hazen 









R 12 

Why the v^ait? 

Student center not yet completed 

Now that the carpeting and painting of tlie 
student center has been completed, die shi- 
dent center atop Wright Hall needs only to 
have furnihjre arrive to be completely reno- 
vated. Furniture is due to be shipped on 
October 12. 

The new furniture has been designed by 
the Shelby Williams furniture company, 
based out of Morristown, TN. Administration 
had originally planned for the furniture to be 
shipped on September 12, said Helen 
Duricheck, associate vice president for finan- 
cial administration. "It would have been here 
except [the company] had a problem with the 
fabrics," Durichek said. If the delivery goes 
through on October 12 as planned, the furni- 
ture should be here "within a week," she said. 

However, not all of the furniture that was 
originally planned to put into the student cen- 
ter could be purchased at this time. Durichek 
said. "There's going to have lo be some 
hindraising," she said. 

Now that the painting and carpeting is fin- 
ished, bulletin boards need to be placed at 
the help desk and on the outside of the 
amphitheatre separating the TV room from 
the main student center area, said Kari 
Shultz, director of student life and activities. 
Also, the help desk needs to be laminated so 

that its appearance will match the rest of the 
room. The bulletin boards will be used for 
club, department and general announce- 
ments. Shultz said. 

Student center renovation was originally 
the idea of this year's SA President. Jared 
Thurmon. Thurmon, however, was relieved 
of responsibility on the project by administra- 
tion, he said. He blames the student center's 
slow development on the university having 
"too many middle managers." 

"That is why Southern doesn't accomplish 
more that it could." he said. The student cen- 
ter is slowly becoming a reality, but I've never 
seen anything take this long in my life." 

Over the simimer, Tliurmon worked with 
plant services to demolish the blue carpet 
mountains that had been in the room for 
many years, a process that took only three 
days, he said. "We had many contractors 
lined up." he said. Then I was personally 
asked not to get involved. From tlien on. the 
project went into slow-down mode." 

"I just feel, and many others feel, that if we 
had remained in control the student center 
would've been finished on time like I had said 
it would." Tliurmon said. 

"At the same time. I really want to thank 
plant services for die work they've done." 
Thurmon said. "I know we were on the same 

New proposals passed 
for housing additions, 

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"Education makes a people easy 
to lead but difficult to drive; easy 
to govern, but impossible to 

Henry Peter Brougham 

Thursday, October i 

Resume writing workshop begins 
^ tomorrow for Meet the Firms 

Sarah Hullquist 

Southern Advenlisl University 
will be hosting a Meet the Hrms 
convention in the Collegedale SDA 
Church Fellowship Hall on 
Thursday. October 24, from 2 00 
5:00 p.m. This biannual meeUng 
provides students with the chance 
to network with real businesses and 
explore possible employment or 
internship opportunities 

These events, hosted by 
Southern's schools of Business & 
Management. Computing, 

Journalism & Communiution and 
Visual Art & Design, will include 
local and out-oftown firms said 
Janita Herod, office manager for the 
School of Journalism & 
Communication. This year the 
schools of Nursing, English and 
History are joining Meet the Firms, 
making this service available to 
more majors. 

Typically, the fall Meet the 
Firms presents Adventist organiza- 
tions and businesses, while the 
spring convention hosts businesses 
from all over the country. Some of 
the firms participating in this fall's 
event are local businesses such as 
McKee Foods Corp.. and national 
firms such as 3ABN and The Quiet 

Meet the Firms was created so 
that students can "prepare to gel 
into the job market," said Lezlee 
Walters, student intern coordinator 
for tJie school of computing. Meet 
the Firms not only offers job oppor- 
tunities but paves a way to build 
contacts, investigate career infor- 
mation and gain business skills. 

In preparation for this event, the 
School of Computing is hosting a 

Bible lecture series begins 
in Georgetown, Tennessee 

ristim6 wnhng seminar on October 
14 from 7 00-9 00pm Thisisforall 
areas not just for the Meet the 
Firms people" sajd Walters The 
objective of this event is to help stu 
dents create a quahty resume that 
they can use in the business world 
Walters said the areas being 
sfressed are consistency, correct- 
ness and completeness. 

In addition, Southern is also 
offering a one hour academic credit 
class during the spring semester, 
taught by Dr. Jared Bruckner, asso- 
ciate dean of the school of comput- 
ing, which will address some of the 
following topics: 


Resume writing 

Profiling yourself to success 


Corporate climates 


Moving in an organization 

Discrimination and the legal 
rights and responsibilities of an 

This class, called "Preparing to 
Meet the Firms," doesn't include 
any quizzes or tests; the grade is 
based on participation and projects 
such as a r^sum^ and portfolio. 

AsHL£Y Daily 

STAFF REPORTCR — — , ,. „ 

speak. Peace will open Friday October J8_^at 
^f/.e-'s'-e^eS^trAVvenSrChurch, 8408 U.S. 
"'f,?^fHe?"ir::'T:ir^".We fro. 
Da housie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia 
?he 25 meetings will be held every n.ght 
except Monday and Thursday w,th one excep- 
|!^n, Monday, October 21. Each m«t,ng^start^ 
ing at 7:30 p.m., will last until approximately 

^%velalio« speaks Peace -will be a refreshing 
look into spiritual matters" said Robert 
Williams. Topics will include how prophecy 

Bible , 
are SkaJ 

reveals the future. Armageddon God\ 
acts, and the United States in Biblical pri"l 
as well as the authenticity of the BihT "I 
many other subjects. Speake 
Boonstra and Henry Feyerabend. Mub 
also be provided by well-known /( is \ 
musicians and other guests. 

' Feyerabend of ;, 
ive conducted li, 
d seminars wjti^ 

Written/Canada togethe 


the United Stati 



across H 

The meetings s 
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NAD accreditation committee 
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On Monday. October 27, an 
accreditation committee from the 
Adventist Accrediting Association 
will be visiting Southern. The com- 
mittee members are mainly evaluat- 
ing how well spirituality is displayed 
on campus. The team consists of 
seven members: two from Loma 
Linda University, one from 
Andrews, one from Pacific Union 
College, one from Canadian 
University College, one from Griggs 
University, and the vice president of 
the North American Division, 
Gerald Kovalski. 

Before a visit, which happens 
approximately every ten years, a 
university must go through a period 

of self-study. They must keep 
records documenting compliance 
with accreditation rules during the 
ten years. Southern started the for- 
mal process last May. Chris Hansen, 
associate professor of physics, 
chaired the self-study committee. 

"After the final look of our 
report I feel that we're doing a lot of 
things very well in terms of the 
development and promotion of spir- 
itual growth on campus," said 
Hansen. TTiere were six members 
on the committee, each from differ- 
ent areas representing Southern. 
They have recently finished the 
process and are now awaiting the 

various teachers, administra 
and students. On Wednei 
October 29. they will wrap up J 
accreditation and share the n 
Then they will suggest [ 
improvement They want I 
sure Southern fully supports ^ 
mission of the church. Tlierd 
they will be visiting many ai 
campus, such 
Ministries, Herin Hall. andlliel| 

Steve Pawluk. vie 
academic admission! 
not here to see if we pass there 
considering we've already t 
through Southern AssodatitB| 
Colleges and Schools, ^e'r^haij 
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Psi Chi begins food drive 

Psi Chi tlie psychology honor 
society is holding a food dnve to 
replemsh the Samaritan Centers 
dwindlmg supply 

"We thought Kids need to eat 
now [not just at Thanksgivmgl " 
said Dr Ruth WilhamsMorns pro- 
fessor of psychology and Psi Chi 

WilhamsMorns said the 
Samaritan Center is m immediate 
need of food staples suth as cereal 
pasta peanut butter tanned, fruit 
canned soup and canned meat 

The Samaritan Center is recog- 
nized all around Chattanooga as a 
community service center," said 
Heather Owen, Psi Chi president 
and senior psychology major, not- 
ing that Southern Adventist 
University students can help 
increase the influence of tiiis impor- 
tant ministry by making a food con- 

"You can buy food at Family 
Dollar or at Dollar General." Owen 
said. "It doesn't have to be a name 

Lidna Molina and Jonadian Arroyo 
donate food for the Samaritan Center 
at the donation box in Thatcher Hall. 

brand. Buy food that you would 

"If we got each person in 
Dogwood [to donate a can] that 
would be 34 cans." said Owen. 
Dorm halls could work together to 
fill a box. she suggested. 

In addition to canned foods, Psi 
Chi is also accepting cash donations 

to make food purchases. , 
Owen (president). AndreaJ 
(vice president). Missy Marw 
(secretary), Tonya Rincon ff 
er) and Heather Wiltse(piit*l 
tions) have taken contnbutiPi 
the Samaritan Center. 

Marburger. junior psy^% 
major, said 79 items were Jl 
the Samaritan Center last ^f^ 
far, the Thatcher South dw 
box had 41 contributions. sWJ 
Marburger is responsible Wf^ 
ing the donations at Thatc^^ 
and bringing them to tne 

Chi's food drive yieWrf "^7 
butions. The donation bo!<^, 

for a longer P"'°J °". 
WiUiamsMorns said, so 
that there wiU be «">" 
tions made this year. . 

Donation boxes wi««^ 
Talge Hall. Thatcher HM.1 
South and Summero"r ^l 
and second floor) a»° I 
week of November. 

Thursday, October 10, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

Collegedale commission investigates 
report of police harrassment 

A video of disputed traffic stop spaiked a 
debate over the role of the CoUegedale's police 
force during Monday mghfs city commission 

At the last conunission meeting on September 
16, Commissioner Jim Ashlock reported that a 
group of four elderiy citizens had been harassed 
by a police officer who had stopped their car 
because its tail lights were not working. Aslilock 
charged the police department with sending too 
many police car^ to the scene and with using 
intimidation tactics against the citizens. The 
Collegedale Police Department, with the aid of 
video equipment from the squad car that was used 
during the stop, prepared a video of the incident 
for the commission plus a written transcription of 
the conversation between the officer and the car's 

The video showed the officer, who identified 
himself as Officer Faulk, stopping the unidentified 
dti2ens at 8:30 p.m. on September 6, The video 
captured approximately nine and a half minutes of 
the incident before the video experienced 
"mechanical faOure," according to the police 
department By the time the video stopped, the 
citation for the tail lights had been given and the 
citizens were free to leave, said Bill Rawson, 
CoUegedaie's director of public safety. 

After the video was shown, Mayor Tim 
Johnson addressed the commission and defended 
the officer's actions. He called on commission 
members to investigate such matters privately 
with the police force and with Cily Manager Bert 
Coolidge before raising their concerns publicly at 
commission meetings. 

The citizens in the video complained several 
times about the squad car's spot light being shined 
in their rear view mirror. The officer in the video 
said that it was for tiis protection and Rawson 
defended the procedure. 'That's how they're 
taught to make stops in every academy in the 
country that I know ot" Rawson said. 

A sergeant from the Collegedale Police 
Department came onto tlie scene as did an officer 
friom the Hanulton County Sheriffs department 
Ashlock said that this backup was ex(^ssive and 
amounted to intimidation. 

The officer in the \ddeo was new to the force 
and the higher-ranking officer was called onto the 
scene to be certain the newer officer was doing his 
job, Johnson said. He also added that the Sheriffs 
deputy happened to be passing by the scene and 
that it is standard procedure for a deputy to stop 
and assist in that situation. "We can't ask Hamilton 
County to leave." Johnson said. 

Johnson read a letter of resignation from an 
officer that has quit CoUegedale's force in the last 

two years. "Tlie two new commissioners. Ashlock 
and (Fred) Fuller, have created an air of unrest" 
the letter read. "1 personally have no feith in either 
of them." 

Johnson said that the rhetoric of cutting back 
the polce force and the accusations of misconduct 
have led to the resignations of several officers. 
■When we spend $28 thousand in their first year 
pa>Tng them and training diem plus the additional 
charge when we send them to specialty school, 
thats a waste of money [when they resign]," he 

Commissioner Fred Fuller said that he was not 
against the police force but wanted the number of 
police cars cut back. 1 felt like we could cut costs 
by having less cars and I wanted two officers to 
ride on pafrol together. " he said. 

At the end of the video, the citizen was heard 
saying. "And you wonder why the people of 
Ooltewah hate you." 

If (the police! are not doing anything wrong, 
why do they hate us?" Ashlock said. 

Johnson charged Ashlock with negatively 
influencing the public. 'They're probably getting it 
fi^Dm you," he said. 

Citizens speaking at the meeting spoke in favor 
of the police. 

"Speaking as one citizen, I am absolutely 
appalled by the unnecessary confrontational 
mood in these last few commission meetings," 
Collegedale citizen Ray Minner said. 
"Commissioner Ashlock's mind was made up at 
the last meeting that the police were acting 

Fellow citizen Jefferson Baker called for 
Ashlock and FuUer to "resign and get a life." 

•There's no way we can vote you out of office 
[during your temi) so for the good of the city you 
need to resign," he said. Tou have done nothing 
but tear down this city." 

Also at the meeting: 

*A motion to annex property that \vill be used 
for the construction of ball fields was passed unan- 
imously in its seconti and final reading The 
motion was defeated at the last commission meet 
ing in its first reading. 

*A motion to contribute funds from 
CoUegedale's half-cent sales lax to\vard the ball 
fields was passed. 

*A financial statement for August 2002 was 
prepared, but the commission delayed going over 
it until the next meeting because of the absence of 
City Manager Bert Coolidge whowa^outoftown 
on business. 

Collegedale commission meetings ju-e open to 
the public and are held the first and diird 
Mondays of each month at 6 p.m, in City Hall. 

If you would like a transcript of the incident 
described in this article, please stop by the Accent 
office during posted office hours. 

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Rachel Bostic 

The Southern Adventist University Board 
of Trustees passed proposals to alleviate the 
housing situation during their annual retreat 
last weekend. Among the proposals are a 
wing added to Talge Hall with 260 spaces, two 
more Southern Village apartments, and a 
Welcome Center/Hotel to accommodate 
guests and parents. 

The Southern Village apartments will cost 
about $1.5 million and are to be completed by 
the fall of 2003. 

The addition to Talge Hall will cost an 
estimated $5.5 million and is expected to be 
finished by the fall of 2004. "We've been talk- 
ing about this same addition for two years," 
said Vinita Sauder. vice president of market- 
ing and enrollment services. "It's finally been 
approved. This weekend allows us to move 
forward on it" 

One of the things that was holding the 
project up is the rather prohibitive cost 
involved with adding just one wing to die 
dorm. While $5.5 million may seem like a out- 
rageous price for an addition, Sauder 
explained that the university must meet very 
specific requirements. 

There are special codes, state codes 
about dormitories," she said. "They're more 
concerned with safety than they might even 
be with a house. Each dorm room comes with 

its own price tag." 

The Welcome Center and Hotel is the 
newest addition to the proposal. This build- 
ing will take over the function that Thatcher 
South once had, before it was decided to turn 
it into a dormitory to house additional stu- 
dents. The Welcome Center will be available 
to house visitors and have meeting room 

"Right now, we're at the very beginning of 
this project" said Sauder. "Marty Hamilton is 
working with architects to come up with a 
design that everyone likes and that will func- 
tion well for what we want to use it for," 

In addition to these proposals, another 
project was undertaken to upgrade tlie high 
voltage line that runs across campus to meet 
current and future building needs. The esti- 
mated cost for this project is $1.25 million. 

The fimding for these projects will include 
a $2 million gift from the Soudiern Union and 
its respective conferences. Other sources 
include fundraising activities, funds from 
operating and borrowing a low-interest bond. 
Southern is still working to raise the 
funds to begin working on the Wellness 
Center, finish the renovations to Hackman 
Hall and tlie top floor of Lynn Wood Hall, 
meet scholarships and endowment fund 
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Thursday, October i 


'Boy Meets Girl' full of good ideas Q^^ ^q luiich 

Big River Grille 

In his firet bestseller, / Kissed Dating 
Goodbye, inspirational author Joshua Harris 
encouraged today's young generation to 
rethink their involvement in the typical dating 
scene. Harris stressed the principles of 
abstaining from today's form of romantic rela- 
tionships and casual dating and looking at dat- 
ing as a way to get lo know someone of the 
opposite sex better in order to discover 
whether or not the two of you are compatible 
for marriage. 

Joshua Harris comes back, newly married, phdro Louncsv 

with a new book entitled Boy Meets Girl which 

takes readers on a journey through the -back ski»s, ^"'^^'^"'^^IZrll 
to basics" approach to dating that Harris " - - " ~"' """" '"" 
refers to as "courtship. 

God, gathenng guidance and sup- 

,ciL-.. i^.a ^u,^...^. However, Harris port from parents, family, friends, and 
makes il very clear that the difference does church, remainmg sexuaJly pure and several 

1 using a different term, "dating ' 
sus courtship." Rather the difference lies in 
the altitudes and goals of the couple involved 
with one another in either a friendship and 
potential romantic relationship or a current 
romantic relationship. 

"When I was twenty-one, 1 wrote about my 
experience in / Kissed Dating Goodbye. 1 want- 
ed to challenge other singles to reconsider 

different things to consider before making 
the final step toward engagement and finally 

Harris lays out the concept of courtship in 
a methodical way He stresses the impor- 
tance of forming a fiiendship first He also 
talks about taking lots of opportunities to 
work together, play together, socialize togeth- 
togethen He suggests that the 

the way they pursued a romance in light of young man take the time to talk with the fam- 

God's Word. 'If we aren't really ready for com- ily of the young woman and the young woman 

mitment what's the point of getting into inti- herself about his intentions at the outset of 

mate and romantic relationships?' I asked, the courtship. During the courtship Harris 

"Why not enjoy friendship with the opposite stresses the importance of good commimica- 

sex but use our energy as singles to serve tion between the couple and also between the 

God?'" Joshua Harris states in the opening young man and young woman with their 

chapter of Boy Meets Girl. respective mentors or accountability part- 

1 Harris was receiving thousands 
of e-mails and letters from young singles who 
wanted to know how a person ever finds the 
right person to marry if he or she doesn't 
dale. Tlie main point of / Kissed Dating 
Goodbye was: 'If you're not ready for mar- 
riage, wail on romance.' But now my fellow 
singles were asking, 'How can you know 
when you are ready for marriage? And once 
you're ready what should you do?*" com- 
ments Harris in his new book in which he 
tries lo answer some of lliese questions from 
his own experience in courting Shannon who 

Harris talks in his book about the different 
factors in helping singles decide whether or 
nol they are ready to enter a courtship (dat- 
ing with tlie long-term goal of discovering 
whether or not you are compatible for mar- 
riage or not) . Some of the factors to consider 
include: 1) Deciding whetlier or not you are 
ready to lead the way spiritually in your rela- 
tionship and to serve spiritually, 2) What are 
your character and values based on? 3) Are 
you being held accountable to someone who 
plays a mentorship role in your personal life? 
4) Wliat are your motives for pursuing mar- 

In Boy Meets Girl. Harris covers issues 
such as practicing good communication 

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Big River Grille & Brewmg Works is a fun 
full-service restaurant and brewery 
located inside three histonc trolley barns at 
222 Broad Sti-eet, downtown Chattanooga 
one block in front of the Tennessee 
Aquarium. The restaurant offers family dm 
ing and a comfortable ambiance \vith bnck 
walls and a high cedmg with mahogany fix 
tures. This is a casual dming expenence m an 
upscale atmosphere. 

Big River serves both lunch and dinner, 
with with meals averaging from six to ten dol- 
lars. Credit cards are accepted. One waiter 
says that reservations are mostly unneces- 
sary because seating isn't usually a problem, 
unless they are hosting a large party. 

On the menu are delicious salads with 
dressings made on the premises. An all-new 
menu now features smoked chicken, south- 
western style foods, pasta, seafood and 
steaks. A sampler tray is available to help you 
make the decision on which is best for you. 

Wood-fired pizzas are a house specialty 
and are made with fresh ingredients. Some of 
the toppings include sun-dried tomatoes, 
spinach, artichoke hearts, portabella mush 
rooms, garlic, red onions, asiago and jack and 

block fl 

mozzarella cheeses. 

The Chattanooga dining guide gives 6 
River Grille three stars and reporlsl 
score of 99 on the health inspection rating J 
of June 2001. 

As if the good food isn't enough, 1: 
tables are also available on the premisesaj 
there are plenty of televisions for sports [a 

TTie Big River Grille is open year n 
seven days a week. Hours of operation a 
11:00 a-m. daily, closing at 11:00 
weekdays, midiUght on Friday and Satur 
and 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. 

Meet Steve Pawluk 

Since the relationship is built on friend- 
ship, if things don't work out there won't be a 
lot of the tangled emotions that tend to come 
with casual, physically-based dating relation- 
ships. If things do work out, then the couple 
will move toward engagement and then even- 
tually marriage. To some it may seem rather 
old-fashioned and to others it may seem very 
obvious. But it all comes down to doing what 
is right- Not every couple is going to follow 
Joshua Harris's steps through courtship 
word for word. But his ideas and suggestions 
could help guide a couple in making impor- 
tant life decisions. 

Basically, what it all comes down to in Boy 
Meets Girl is that if you're not ready for mar- 
riage then don't push it Romantic relation- 
ships can wait until you are ready and confi- 
dent that it is God's will and liming for you to 
head down the path of marriage. Boy Meets 
Girl lakes a very practical, Biblrtased look at 
how we as Christian young adults should use 
the time we have as young, talented singles to 
serve God and others and that when the tim- 
ing is right we can take steps toward mar- 
riage m a more serious and thoughtful way 
than what is adverbsed in the pressures of 
the world around us to just have fiin and do 
what makes you feel good. 

Steve Pawluk and his family rented a Cessna 
182 four-seater airplane and flew across Amenca 
a few summers ago. They called their adventure 
*T^ooch Across America" because they found 
family and friends who lived along theu- tight 
path to stay with during dieir overnight stops 
This is the type of adventure the Pawluk famil> 

Steve Pawluk grew up in Southern California 
He spent two years at Pacific Umon College 
majoring in theology. Pawluk picked PUC most 
ly for its close location to the Yosemite Vallej 
where he and his friends enjoyed rock climbmg 
crosseounhT skiing and camping on the week 
ends Alter PUC Pawluk spent his last two years 
at La Sierra University and graduated from there 
with a BA in Theology. 

Alter graduadon Pawluk served as a pastor 
and worked in constmction and sales But that 
just wasn't quite what he wanted to do He went 
back to school and earned his certificanon m sec 
ondary education while also working on his 
Master's in Religious Studies. Afterward he 
taught at Loma Linda Academy Most recently 
Pawluk served as dean of the School of 
Education and Psychology at Walla Walla 

Steve Pawluk now worits at Southern as Vice 
President of Academic Administration- He is 
responsible for academic poUdes, curriculum 
hiring and promodng faculty, working widi the 
deans of each of the departments and schools on 
oimpus, as weU as woridng on the academic 
tadget. Pawluk really admires Southern's 
Tnendliness and the willingness to explore and 
^e something a try" He also appreciates the 
ramify^ atmosphere. 

In his spare time, he enjoys flying, riding his 
motorcycle, shooting firearms, exploring and 
camping. Pawluk and his fan* used to do a lot 

of snow sports and snowmobiling talj<| 
they will probably have to find ^""^J 
replace that here in CoUegedale 1 8" J 
have to change that to water SP"* "j, 
thing," Pawluk said with a good-nalu™ 

le- Mm 

Pawluk and his wife Carol have '"'"^l 
Matt, a sophomore engineenng "^ ■ 
Southern, and Kayt. a freshman Ws"'"'^ 
Southern. His wife Carol is currenW 
sabbadcal from middle school "^^l^l 
their new home in order and to setu | 


Pawluk's advice to Southern 
year is: "Gh/e lOO* effort to youi" 

year is; vjlve 1UU» eiiui l lu j— ^ hipS'l 
lim effort to your play and Wra°=^| 
lOWi attention to your personal <*lrL]i»| 
God." He adds with a laugh. "And l<^J^ 
adds up to 300)6. but you can sleep aT 

Thursday, October 10, 2002 

The Southern Accent 5 

Gospel Choir off to a good start 


This year, the Southern Adventist 
University Gospel Choir and Gospel Singers 
present a fresh, resolute image and an ambi- 
tious concert schedule. No longer solely a 
performance group, the Gospel Choir seeks 
to reach out and serve the community as well 
ai. grow spiritually as members. It provides a 
place of acceptance and variety, as director 
Lee Buddy, Jr. said, "Members can accept and 
appreciate diversity as a whole. For instance, 
many people may have an Asian friend, but do 
they really accept them? We really want to 
develop relationships in our group." 

"The (Gospel Choir and Gospel Singers] 
strive to reach excellence in the arts through 
music and action while serving the local and 
surrounding communities through concerts, 
workshops and oufreach," said Buddy. It isn't 
a "black choir" either; the GC represents 
many nationalities and strongly welcomes 
anyone who loves singing for God. Those 
interested can e-mail the director at 

Arising from Friday night singing, the 
Gospel Choir continues to increase. Last year 
initial participation was approximately 50, 
though actually ending with 35. This year, the 
choir boasts nearly 80 members at enrollment 
(though not a limit, as the choir seeks to have 

100 participants by May). No one really 
knows how old ECU or the Gospel Choir is. 
but the estimate is about t^venty years, said 
Dr. Ruth WilUamsMorris. A smaller, more 
dedicated part of the Gospel Choir is the 
Gospel Singers, a chamber choir which con- 
centi-ates on preserving the Negro spirituals. 

"The beautiful thing about the Gospel 
Choir is that it is not just black anymore. The 
Choir is a ministry where anybody, from any 
culture, from any place, who wants to give 
God glory by using the voice God has given 
him can be part of the Gospel Choir. So it isn't 
a black choir. To me it represents Uie best of 
SAU. Though we may look different and 
come from different places, together, with 
one voice, we can support the mission of this 
University," said WilliamsMorris. 

A self-supporting minisfry, the GC has 
submitted a request to Uie Advancement 
Office for $50,000 for the year. Where does all 
that money go? In addition to materials, uni- 
forms and other paraphernalia, Lee Buddy Jr. 
has planned four major concerts, four work- 
shops called the African American Concert 
Series and Qiree main tours. The African 
American Concert Series focuses on filling 
die "cultural void" among Soutiiern's multi- 
cultural students and will present the 
Christmas Concert, a Martin Luther King 
Concert, the Black History Tribute Concert 

and a spring concert This year's three tour 
locations include Georgia, Florida-Bahamas 
and an East Coast Tour for the Gospel 
Singers, the smaller chamber choir. 

Maintaining a broad horizon for the near 
future, the choir organizes projects such as an 
Africa trip/tour next year, Because of this, 
organization of the choir is very high priority, 
as can be expected. Officers include Lee 

Buddy, Jr., Director, Tere Drummond. 
Pianist; Heidi Scheffer, Secretary; Evita 
Santana, Manager; Yerika Del Valle. 
Treasurer; and Ruth WilliamsMorris, head 
sponsor, as well as numerous other positions. 
The choir has seven different teams, from 
Choir Manager to Historian, each headed and 
supported by the members. 

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A good exercise program 7 Social (intimate and social relahonships) ^^^^ ,|jj. ,|^j. q„j promised to give us. 

A good social life (friends, movies, etc) 12 Career (school and career directed work) 

The average working student's hours 15 Emotional (expression of feeUngs, desues) 

Total: 149 Spiritual (quest for meaning) 

Rio Bravo and American Humanics join to raise funds 

American Humanics Student 

Association will be holding a fundraiser 
on Sunday, October 13. with the help of 
Rio Bravo. Anyone who dines at Rio 
Bravo and presents the American 
Humanics flyer will be helping students 
meet their certification requirements of 
attending the American Humanics 
Institute in January. 

American Humanics is a national 
organization focused on teaching young 

people how to become effective nonprof- 
it managers and leaders. Every year stu- 
dents from the 88 affiliated colleges and 
universities meet at the American 
Humanics Institute to learn and network 
with each other. The Southern American 
Humanics students are working hard in a 
variety of fundraisers to cover the cost of 
their trip to the Institute. 

The fundraiser is in reality a win-win 
situation for all of those involved. Rio 
Bravo has agreed to donate 20 percent of 
all sales generated by American 

Humanics to Southern's American 
Humanics students, while diners enjoy a 
tasty Mexican dinner. 

American Humanics invites you to join 
them this Sunday, October 13, at Rio 
Bravo. You must bring an American 
Humanics flyer which are available at the 
School of Journalism & Communication, 
to Rio. Bravo: Take 1-75 


■xit 5. Rio Bn 


Theatre Center 
stages *The People 
Versus Mona' 

Tlie Chattanooga Theatre Centre has been pn> 
senting Vie People Ventts Moiia in the play's regional 
premiere. The dosing perfomianoe of Tlw Peopte 
Vase Moiia wiD lake place on the Main Stage 
Sunday, Octoba" 13, al 2:30 pm. 

This musical comedy is set in the small town of 
TiRX), Georgia Trppo is the typcal smaD town ivtiere 
everyone seems Id know everyone and everything 
about everyone else. But Ihe audience disco^^rs, a 
llie plot tliickens, that m^be everyone doesnt kno\ 
everything about everyone else. The action of the 
play lakes place in a local hangout caBed the Frog 
ftd, which even has its own kxaj band called the 

Die liangout is soon turned 
house thougii wdien C. C. Kalt is found murdaed. 
His wife. Mona Mae Katt, a "peacetoving flower 
diBd." is accused of murdering her husband on then- 
wedding night Mona is defended by Tim 
SummerfonJ who seems to have 
defense record. Mona's atualion si 
when the prosecuting adomey. Mavis Frye. happens 
to be en^ged to Mona's defense attorney. As wit- 
lake the stand Ihe unexpected happens as the 
secrets start popping up like "frogs in a % 

Vie People Versus Mom is performed in 
Broadway s^ with an Americana score thai fea- 
folk, blues, gospd and country music Directed 
by Allan Ledlbrd. Vie Peot^ Versus Mona was origi- 
caDed Tippo. Tale cfa Viri^il Town. But the 
authors and composers of the [day have made sever- 
al changes to the pnxluclioa induding its name, as it 
has evolved overlhe course of the summer 

more information ^ut Vie ft»pfe Verse 
Motia or oflier Chattanooga Theatre Coitre produc- 
tions wsjt wwijith^geEenHe. 
box office al2«7-«5Sl. 

Thursday, October lofiom 

Adventist News 

More than 10,000 bap- 
tized in Bolivia 

ANN Staff/Fuvio Ferraz 

A DVErmsT News Netwohk 

More than 40.000 people partici- 
pated in a satellite evangeUstic pro- 
gram broadcast from Bolivia last 
month. "Hope is Jesus" was the 
theme of the seven-day senes. 
which was seen live in cities across 
South and Middle America and in 
parts of North America. 

Some 2.000 people were bap- 
tized on the first day of the series; 
they had been studying with 
Seventh-day Adventist pastors or 
laypeople in the months leading up 
to the satellite program. In all 
10.000 people have been baptized as 
a result of the series. Organizers of 
the event say the response in 
Bolivia has been "unprecedented." 

The program was produced by 
ADSAT, an Adventist media organi- 
zation in South America, and was 
uplinked to satellite by the 
Adventist Television Network, the 
church's international satellite net- 

Boli«a is home to a growing 
community of more than 110,000 
Adventist Church members. 

Long-awaited church 
building completed for 
Newbold College 

Velda Cox 

European region, speaking during 
the opening ceremony He named a 
wide range of people and groups 
from around the world who have 
contributed to the efforL 

The building includes a number 
of meeting rooms, alcoves and 
other spaces where people can 
interact It also houses a caf6 area 
emphasizing its role of servmg both 
church and community. President 
of the Newbold Student 
Association. Stian Keyn. said: "It's a 
great relief to have something so 
modern in a traditional Adventist 
setting. I like the grass on the 
roof— very Norwegian in style." 
The opening ceremony drew local 
dignitaries, church leaders, past 
and present college faculty and 
administrators, alumni and many 

Church aims to foster 



Seventh-day Advenlists in 
England are celebrating the open- 
ing of a new church building for 
Newbold College. 

"I cannot deny that I used to 
dream of this new church and it is 
as good as my dreams," said Derek 
Beardsell. former principal of 
Newbold College and first to preach 
in the new church on Saturday, 
September 14. 

Tlie opening is significant not 
only because of the church's 
unique, contemporary design — it's 
biiill into the landscape with grass 
rovi-rinK sfcliiins of the roof— but 
al^u fur iliu k-iigth of time it has 
taken to i raliKo the dream for a new 
church building. Plans for a 
Newbold College church building 
go back as far as tliirty year^. 

"This church is a remarkable 
result of differert entities working 
together in harmony and unity," 
said BerUl Wiklander, president of 
the Adventist Church in tlie Trans- 

Seventii-day Adventists in Euro- 
Asia recently published a special 
edition of their official church maga- 
zine. Adventistsky Vestnik, devoted 
to promoting understanding and 
friendship between Adventists and 

Entitled "Islam: Points of 
Contact," the magazine aims to 
introduce Adventists to the basic 
beliefs and customs of Islam while 
also providing material for church 
members to share with Muslim 

This is our attempt to start a 
meaningful dialogue between 
Muslims and Adventists," says sen- 
ior magazine editor Valery Ivanov. 
■^e feel it is especially important for 
Christians to offer their friendship 
during the current atmosphere of 
prejudice against Muslims in many 
parts of the world. As Adventists. we 
want to affirm the right of all groups 
to worship God according to their 

ml Asia, says he has lived most of 
his life among Muslims m 

■Christians first of all need lo be 
sensitive to the Muslim culture," he 
says They're very hospitable, es|» 
dally at home. By accephng their 
food you show your friendship. 
There are many smaU customs m 
how things are done, and these are 

-Most importjmtly, Chnsbans 
need to remember that Muslims and 
terrorists are not the same thmg. 
Just as Germans and fascists are not 
the same thing, and Russians and 
communists are not the same thing. 
Nobody likes to be misunderstood." 
Ivanov notes that Muslim- 
Christian relations in most former 
Soviet nations are currenUy more 
peaceful than in many parts of the 
world. Still, he says, religion plays a 
significant role in several ongoing 
wars, including the Armenia- 
Azerbaijan territorial disputes and 
the Russian-Chechnyan conflict 

Six of the 12 nations in Euro-Asia 
are largely Muslim; Azerbaijan, 
Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, 

Kyrgyzstan. Tajdtistin and 
Turkmenistan. The others are pr*^ 
dominately Christian although the 
Muslim population of Russia is said 
to be 15 to 20 million, or nearly 15 
percent of the population. Ukraine 
and Georgia also have sizable 
Muslim communities. 

Seven Mysteries Solved 

JAMEY Houghton 

"Seven Mysteries Solved' 
extensive study of some core 
Adventist beliefe. 

The book covers seven mam top- 
ics that are valuable to anyone who 
has a desire to share Adventist per- 
spectives with a noi>Adventist The 
seven "mysteries" Howard Feth 
deals with are: God's existence, 
Evolution, the deity of Christ the 
state of the dead, the bibUcal day of 
worship, final events/the fiitiire of 
eartii and the mark of the Beast 

Feth has done massive amounts 
of research to come to his conclu- 
sions. As you read, you can tell he 
has put countless hours into his 

I utilized this book extensively 
last year as a student missionary in 
Pohnpei. I taught two Bible classes 
and my classes studied several core 
Adventist beliefs like the state of the 
dead and the Sabbath. Since 1 was 
dealing witii people of other reli- 
gions, I came across some beliefs I 
hadn't dealt with before, Peth'sbook 
ocamines various denominational 
beliefs on tiiese issues and makes 
clear what the Bible is really saying. 
b the foreword, Mark Fmley says. 
"Howard Peth brilliantly unfolds 
God's message for today" I haven't 
come across anything so plain and 
simple, yet so effective. 

The issues Peth deals with con- 
front everyone. Most of the wortd 
believes in some sort of instant 
heaven or hell follo^ving death. 
Some beUeve we evolved from a 
ch^lnce chemical reaction. What is 
the mark of the Beast' And who is 
the Antichrist' 

You have the ability to share 
good news with people and this 
book can help fine tune tiiese sub- 
jects so you can better share tiiein. 
Maybe you haven't shidied much 
these subjects for yourself and w 
to learn more. I learned a great deal 
about my religion from reading this 
book. After reading "Seven 
Mysteries," I felt proud to be an 
Adventist because what we believe 
is so self-evident! 

"Seven Mysteries Solved" is 
available at the ABC. 

Church Schedule 

Church Times Speaker 

CoUegedaie 9:00, 11:30 Unavailable 

10:00 Mike Fulbright 

Tlif Tliird 

Articles in tlie special issue dis- 
cuss the Koran, the five pUlars of 
Islam and Muslim beliefs about fam- 
ily, health and morality. 

"Adventists and Muslims have 
more in common than we realize," 
says Ivanov. "In this issue, we want- 
ed to talk about what unites us, 
rather than what divides us." 
Aleksander Shvarts. re^onal presi- 
dent of the Adventist Church in cen- 

Collegedale Spanish 9:(K), 11:30 Mbeilo dos Santos 

Hamilton Community 11::!0 Mark Bresee 


McDonald Road 

Do you have a testimony that 

you'd like to share? 

Dean Waterman 

8;30, U;20 Unavailable 





21sl Century Leadership 

The History of our Future 



If you would Uke to have your church's information included in this schedule, please contact the editor a Deadline for this mfonnation is Monday at noon before the service. 

Thursday, October 10, 2002 

The Southern Accent 7 



Wagons Ho! 

Adventist Heritage 
Tour gears up for trip 

New England's uniquely breathtaking 
fall foliage awaits those Southern stu- 
dents and faculty members who have 
signed up for the annual Adventist 
Heritage tour scheduled for October 15 
through 19. 

"We desire that our students become 
enriched and anchored in their Adventist 
roots, identity and mission," said Dr. 
Phillip Samaan, school of religion profes- 
sor and faculty sponsor for the tour. He 
was instrumental in promoting the tour to 
students in his religion classes, especially 
his Adventist Heritage class. 

Marius Asaftei, senior theology major, 
is the student director for the tour and is 
highly optimistic about this year's sched- 
ule. "It is going to be an awesome trip. I 
look forward to returning to New 
England every year," he said. "I truly 
hope that God will create a revival in 
every heart and that students will be 
more enthusiastic and motivated to share 
the truths God has given to this church." 

The entourage so far consists of 30 stu- 
dents and there is still room for a few 
more. The total cost for the tour is $400. 
This includes nightly accommodation, 
meals, transportation and entrance fees 
to the museums and historical sites. 

This trip, now in its fourth year, has 
been organized by the theology students 
and faculty of the School of Religion and 
has been a source of spiritual enlighten- 
ment for those who attend. Students will 
be visiting the historical landmarks of the 
Seventh-day Adventist Church located in 
five states: New York. Massachusetts, 
New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. 

Stops on the tour include the birth- 
place, childhood home and church of 
Mrs. Elien G. White in PorUand. Maine. 
William Miller's farm in Low Hampton, 
New York, and the Old Sturbridge 
Village, which provides a simulation of 
the lifestyles of the pioneers during the 
18th century. These are but a few of the 
many sights and sounds experienced dur- 
ing this tour. 

All interested individuals can contact 
Marius Asaftei for more information, or 
email him at The 
tour's website is: 

TNT addresses current issues 

A 15-year-old father, a 16-year-old contemplat- 
ing abortion and a woman so laden with guilt 
that she could not enjoy the company of her 
husband are not die realities of sex that 
Hollywood wants us to see. They were, howev- 
er, just a few of the very poignant images left in 
the minds of students attending last Tuesday 
night's joint worship in Thatcher Hall. The new 
co-ed worship, affectionately called Tuesday 
Night at Tliatcher, is tackling the delicate sub- 
ject of sex this month, October 1 marked the 

beginning of Oils series. The evening's topic 
drew a large crowd curious to see how 
Campus Ministries would address this issue. 

The program began with a powerful drama 
by the Destiny Drama Company The team 
used many humorous scenes to bring to life 
the sexual sihjations that are a reality in today's 
society. Following the drama, Chad Stuart, 
assistant chaplain, addressed Uie students. 
Chad's message was heartfelt and sincere. 
Through stories, personal experiences and 
questions, he pleaded witii students to tiiink 
seriously about Uie impact that this one deci- 

sion will have on their lives forever. Chad's 
message was very clear that it is God's plan for 
us to save our sexual experiences for marriage. 
However, he also offered encouragement for 
those that have already fallen short of this goal 
by emphasizing God's promise to wash us 
clean and allow us to start over. He ended the 
evening by saying how thankful he is that 
God's arm is not too short to reach each one of 
us where we are. 

Make plans to attend diis month's TNT. 
where Campus Minisliies will address a vari- 
ed of sex-related topics. 

I Cantori and Madrigals to present church service 

The CoUegedale Church service on 
October 12 mil consist mainly of choral music. 
Southern's I Cantori has invited CoLegedale 
Academy's Madrigals to join in the Annual 
Hymn Festival. A selection of hymns will take 
the place of the more traditional service. 

Led by Southern's choral director Bruce 
Rasmussen, the 70 voices in the two choral 
groups will combine forces and deliver a 
church service of 12 hymns centered on the 
theme of the Lord's Prayer to both services of 

The Hymn Festival is a yearly tradition and 
one that Rasmussen enjoys. This is a great 
opportunity to collaborate with oUier ensem- 
bles and make great music to praise God 
with," he said. 

Led by Jeffrey Lauritzen. the Madrigals are 
Collegedale Academy's touring choir. The 
group has 32 members. 

Some of the hymns that have been selected 
are Handel's "Swell tiie Full Chorus", "On 
Eagles Wings" by Michael Joncas and "Ubi 
Caritas" by Maurice Durufle. 

1 Cantori meets three times a week and 
performs several times throughout the year 
by itself and as part of the University Chorale. 
"We try to learn quickly," said Rasmussen. 

All of the performers in I Cantori are drawn 
from Soudiern's 98-member Chorale, which 
performed in Collegedale Church on August 
31. 1 Cantori members were selected after an 
audition, while Chorale is open to all students 
with a desire to perform. 

The next time I Cantori performs will be 
October 26 at Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. Togetiier witii Uie universi- 
ty Choral, 1 Cantori will sing for Alumni 
Weekend church ser\dces. 

1 Cantori roster 





Rebecca Posey 

Kristin Holton 

Ben Sayler 

Travis Dennis 

Rebecca Chung 

Evie Deal 

Lee Buddy 

Kevin Mattson 

Kim Lawson 


Devon Howard 

Jeremy Glass 

Cara Anderson 


Justin Wahlne 

Hue Washington 

Crystal Cox 

Jesmine Rivera 

Ryan Child 

David Currier 

Esdier Aviles 

Jyll Taylor 

David Williams 

Travis Ringstaff 

Natalie Vivo 

Darlene Gumbs 

Phillip Evelyn 

Diana Ramos 

Rosalie Rasmussen 

Natiian Perry 

Michelle Fournier 

Elise LaPlant 

Michael Gorospe 

^ Mizpad Congregation v 

GJAHC) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 

wishes to recognize 

Brian Lauritzen 

For his cello performance of "Kol Nidre" 

given September 15*, 2002 during the 

Erev Yom JCippur service. 

Your music added real beauty to our service. 

Thank you. 

\^^ Collegedale Credit Union 

Ladies Breast Health Brunch 

/:-' October 27, 2002 ^A 

10:00 am 

\ VCollegedale City Hall | 

V;. Please RSVP: 

(423) 396-2101 

Collegedale Credit Union would like to invite all 

ladies interested in Breast Health to join us 
October 27 at 10:00 am at Collegedale City Hall 
for our Ladies Breast Health Brunch. We'll have 
tasty food, helpful information and a hat fashion 

show for you entertainment. There will be 
NO CHARGE but please RSVP to 396-2101 so we 
can save you a seat! Can't wait to see you there. 

Whose side is the Accent onr 

9 Letters to the Edito 

Rob York 


""Slm)ur very first issue of this fall 
semester, a concerned member of the 
social committee was critical of the 
Southern Accnn's job in reporung 
the Joker Release Parly. This inilmd- 
ual, who had gusto enough to write in 
and tell the AccEm's staff of journal- 
ism students how to report die news 
but who's intestinal forUtude fell 
short of signing his name to his c- 
mail, gave us a 'thumbs down" for 
informing die students of what was to 
happen at die party. Why? It was 
because die social committee had 
worked hard to keep that a secret, 
diis penion asserted. Never mind die ^^^ j 
fact that die story's information was /^^CEt^ 
actiuired from die Social Vice him- 
self, it's die social committee men> 
ber's argument dial I lake issue widi, 

■You guys are supposed to be on 
our sidel" he complained. 

Ah, yes. die ties dial bind die 
many factions of SA. be it Senate, die 
social committee, AccEur, etc. This is 
an argument I've witnessed before. 

There was a year in which a Joker ^ig - ^p g^jior responded, 
editor, who shall remain nameless, "p-„^g_ i j^gt thought that 
was just slighdy late in getting die . - . . 

Joker out leaving die Social Vice-who- 
shall-rcmain-nameless in a bit of a 

honed earlier erred was mbelevms 
dial die Accent's loyaldes are to the 
SAh, fact ma perfect envu-onmenl 
die AccEOT would have no ties to ine 

Oakwood story insensitive 

student Assoaation or any nes to u.. ^ ,„ good but sorely n^splaced. 
admmistiation of Soudiern. Tliere .^^ ^„| is not the New York Times 
are certain student-run papers ot ^^ ^^ j^j^^j^,^ ]KfiKr. Thus, diere is 
other, larger imiversides dial make ^ ^^ ^ ^^ exposure to such a trag- 
theirmoneystncdydiroughadverhs- ,^.^^jj„t me only result diat can come 
ing and dont need die money that ^^j j^^-^ gossip and Hse judgement Tm 
our allegiance to SA provides. ^^^^^ ,^15 is not going to be die last coin- 
However, those newspapers are ^, fgOTe,butlfliinkyouowean 
released daily, not weekly, attracOng ^^^ ^ ^^ ^^^ „f Soudiem, die 
far more advertising deals, '^J^^^ students of Oafovood Cole^, and most 
school tills '■' "'" " —'"■"='" 

the young men accused in diis 

;^h7ol "this 7mall. that would be ^ ^^^ 
impossible. Inn Washington 

Rob York Therefore, the Southern Accent •> 
vas in the room as that year's and the Student Association wUl have 
AccENreditorandUieSocialVcehad to work togettier becau^ *^ '^J^ 
a disaRreemenl over whether the require funds, approved by hA 

AccEm- should try and find out when Senate, to operate. And as studente, ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^^^^_ ^_ _^ 

the Joker would come out because if the Accent staff reaUy does wisn w ^^ happened at Oakwood that never 
that information had been made pub- see SA succeed, believe it or noL ^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^^^^^^ ^ ^^ 
lie it would have made the Social TTiey are representatives of the whole ^^^^^fj^g^^-cEj^s back page. Is gun 

To the editor. 

1 expect to be updated o 
information that occurs 
Adventist campuses; however, the jt, 
is a production of Southern M^ 
Univeraty and our current e\'ents nee],! 
be [printed! first and foremost Pre\Tt(^l 
wlien other harmfiil and i 
activities were disoavered at other a 
puses (recenthaanginddenls) they BB 
not mentioned at al The reactioffij 
Oakwood's school officials didn't ra 
as much emphaas as the "tabloid" pj 
tion of the piece 

Public RdaHm,BCU 

There are counfless good things fliat ing &ie story 

(Oakwood Sttidenls hidided. Od 3)) A 

Vice's job n 


you, don't ask him!" 
the Social Vice said. 

'Don't tell me how to write; 

...., „.;epresentatives of the whole 
student body and their successes will 
be the success of us all. But should 

1 &DA school I 
merit being flie lead story ai 

a team," the Social Vice said. 

Where this SA member and the 
social committee member I men- 

. .L . ...i.:i Thot ;c thp asisterinsaaraoncuvucuwiu. eio^..u. 

) take them to task? TTiat IS the ^^^^ ^^ Today sad bells toU at 

Accents job. . „„. Oakwood College. Tomorrow...? 

TTie fi-ont of the paper does not ^^^ ^ w^,^,m.Hs 
read The Voice of the Student 

stones drculatitigamitiid oiircaii^ If 

our goal to anitimie tc 

mi tiiis story as 

is our hope Uiat uidividimls ic/w miilM 

Rudi S. WniiamsMonis 

ulty and ^cfOa 
CoS^e and perhaps get involved in 

Week of Prayer optional, schedule fine 





Thumbs up to this year's Thumbs down to the long 

4intramunil program. The games cafeteria lines; especially after con- 
have been well organized and the vocation. Why does the cafeteria 
communication has been belter serve pasta after convocation when 
than I've observed in the past, everyone is on campus and meal- 
Besides, tliey're just plain fun. If time is shorter for those who 
you don't feel that you have lime attend? 
to play a liltle, try it out. It will 
really boost your energy. 

Thumbs down to scheduling 
errors. There seem to be mix-ups 

from time to time on when events 

View ^^^^h ^^^^^T' are supposed to begin. The 

well by the university and their 
presence didn't make things 
much harder for tlie students. 

Dear Editor, 

I appreciate the fact that some peo- 
ple need more beau^ rest than odiers. 
However, I must assert that I came to 
college seeking an education, and I 
am paying much for it It would be 
shortchanging us as shidents, mone- 
tarily and mentally, to shorten the peri- 
ods during which we are to absorb 
from learned professors wsdom per- 
taining to our future 
something ever so important 

spiritual atmosphere as Wee 
Prayer. The meetings are 
required, but if you seriously w 
attend the meetings, sacrifice. OrJ] 
about praying for endurance? r 
dependence on God would d« 
your devotional life. And isntfl 
what Week of IVayer is all aM' 

Julie Young 

Soplwmore International B 

something ever so important to the Soplwmore Intemauonai d^.^-- 

Consider Senate before Accen 


Southern. 1 
faces. They 

our energy. 

4 f 

To the editor. 

I wanted to take a moment to 
reqxind to a letter fliat was printed last 
week. While writing a letter to the editor 
is a great way to communicate your con- 
cerns to die stiident body, I would like to 
provide you with another alternative 
DiclinI"rep"or"ts"betwe"en fte whlchmj,, bring you more meaairable 
Accent, inlo displays and week- rssults: SA Senate. The Student Faculty 
enders make scheduling difficult Co™™"* met for die fira tirae last 
for shidents who have to plan Uieir I'*'jil™^f,'^!l';5^,'!^!' 
lives down to the wire. 

and worship requirements. -^^1 

rather high for a motith^^JJ^^*^ 

sandwiched in it Yoi 

tor to be your voice tc 

so instead of waiting for die n^t^^ 

member to happen aoossy^ 

cemsin the Accent, talk to>2HJr^^ 

and let them seek out diatfe- 

ber in persoa I tiiink youTl 

fester results when you aHov 

to be your proactive representaw | 

Antiiony Vera Cruz 

SA Executive Vice Pr&tdeiit 

The Southern Accent 

P.O. Box 370 

Collegedale, TN 37315 

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■£> 2002 The Soudiern Accent 


In the article about Team 
DeChristen in the October 3 issue. 
Carrie DeGrave is incorrectly listed 
twice as Kan Rowan. 

In die article "What is 
Advancemenf' (SepL 26) we incorrect- 
ly stated that "...the fundi^ang goal for 
die Hackman and Ljmn Wood HaD ren- 
ovations was met.." In feet, only flie 
funds to finish Lynn Wood Hall's reno- 
vations have been secured. The 
Hackman HaD project is still laddng 

100 was said to be a conm 
which is incorrect The Li 
100 is only supporting an 0' 
from Soudiern ^ to ^ 
Advancement office in rats' 
which is half die funds 
Wellness Center. 

Thursday, October 10, 2002 


Optimist vs. Pessimist 

The Southern Accent 9 


No reason to go to war with Iraq 

Tve been accused of seeing the cup as half fuD. 
Maybe it's a curse; maybe fm missing out on the joy 
of being able to see the bad side of things. 
Complaints can unite people or divide them. 

It was a series complaints diat brought this great 
country into existence and it is the outcry of its citi- 
zens and the political bickering of its leaders that 
keeps it in balance and free. Qeariy there is a strong 
case for being a complainer. Having said that Fd like 
to suggest that there is a big difference between 
optimistic and pessimistic complaining. 

When an optimist complains he or she sees a 
viaon of how things could be better. Their goal is 
not to just change things for themselves but for 
everyone and that aim is shown by how they 
approach thdr grievance. Every valid objection 
deserves to be presented careiilly and not be taint- 
ed by selfishness. 

There is a time when diplomacy runs ouC a time 
and place to stand up and fi^ for viiiat is true and 
right- Whai that time comes flie optimist fights dh- 
fcaHy and with determination. There comes a time 
when one must say, "Enou^ is enough- The inter- 
ests of right and truth must be served." 

Christ was a complainer wth a cause. He saw 
the suftering of the people and the injustice of the 

Try other options for complaints 

Instead of wasting your time going to the cafetaia, 

justgo dig inthenearesttrashcnnforyou lunch. Ittasffis 
the same! 

Dmii warship does about as much fir me as a 
pagan idol worehip ritual! Fne should strike firan heav- 
en to bum all our diapels! 

The dress code is bogus! Southern dwuld start the 
first Adventist nudist univeraly! 

Got you attention yet' Just to let you know, I dwi't 
fed this w3>'andifldidIwouki be mere Isctfiil about my 
J?iproadL You probably have continued reading up to 
tte pcmt to see ^ how vulgar I axjld get with my bash- 
ings ffl-b) iffhis article was fir real 

In the LeltETs to the Editor last week, Casae JeweD 
dated that the editorial page of this pubBcabon conasts 
of "weekly oxiqtoits and whining" wWch if used 
ffloigh win "actually start Id diange [Southern Paficy r 
lamnotquilesureiflagreewilhthis. Nevertheless it 
was important fcr her (qinicn to be heaid because the 
AxKnt is "the student vrace" 

One doquenft' and vehemenfly makes thdr point gets 

OMnpEmaits for the next week on an artide wB dale, 
aid thafs it We h(^ that Dn Biet7, Dr PavAik and Dr 
Wiileis are reading Ihe Accent (j5tim firxit to badO, but 
iffliey are not an an artide win do is cause agreement or 
■feagreement among students. Furthennore, the pur- 
pose erf this p^jer is not to house a gr^ie sesaoa 

Afewv^eksagoIwashavingabigpmWem with the 
fed that I am supposed to agn out crfthe dorm by 10am. 
ittie latest SaWiath morning because The Thhd does- 
nt want studans coming in late WeD, I doit go to The 
TWrd. I go to Adult Sabbath School in the CcJfegedale 
&ictuary, which doeait be^n unl3 10:15. Inaead of 
gl^ifing about it in (he Accaitlwentand talked to Dean 
Et^ We (fecussed how I Ht and woited something 
OH Needless to say I cMn't need to write an article 


iffiue you fed strong about tttere are ftirw things to 
consider befoe you said ilia 1) Isyourinfomialion 
100 patent ^AiaP Our editois cannot catch every' 
thing and if you write sometfiing that isin aduafiy a half 
truth, you are baacally lying to the whole student body, 
a crime not fflaly fixed I personally demise firefing 
these sorts cf things and wiD set out to tear you down 
withftietnilh. 2) Have you tried to solve this poWem 
yourself? Havp you talked to deans, cafaeria and 
CanpusSafetytofindoutwtvlbeydovrfiatlhcydo? 3) 
Is il something the whole student body win bendl fiwn 
knowing? Opinifflis and editcnalsareatitdiflaent than 
news, therefore dontwrite just tobokfikeaaiperJarfor 

Wofdsareapowerfijlflnng. Uselhemwcely 

ShouH Bush dedare war on Iraq and renw.'e 
Saddam Hussein fimn power? Many peoj^ beBeve 
that Bu^ shouki dedare \var, however I disagree. My 
reason for not going to war is becaise, although Ive 
heard many reasons, I haven't heard a good one 

The first and the most legit reason is that by going 
to war wewiS make die wodd safer for Americans and 
lliose that support demooary. Does this mean tJiat 
Bush is going to take out Libya, Mdstan, Nortli 
Korea and aD other countries that suRMrt terrorist 

If his intentions are to liberate the people of Iraq 
then what about South Sudaa Angola. North Korea 
and oiha- countries where (he people have been suf- 
fering tbr years and nothing is being dontf South 
Sudan's people have been kiUed, mutilated and 
enslaved for the past 50 years by Norlli Sudaa Why 
doesn't Bush rush to the aid of tliese people? 

I have also heard that it is because of oil and that 
Bush is finishing his fethei's fighL Botli these reasons 
are wrong. I befieve that the only reason to remove 
Hussein is if there is strong evidence that he plans to 
use his biological and nudear weapons agamst 
America I don't bdieve that a war is tlie answer 
because many innocent peofte win be hurt and kiBed. 

may be the answer I do bdieve that there are times 
for war but I don't bdieve tliat this IS the time. 

Lastiy, if revenge for 9/ 1 1 is what we're afer then 
we need to remember that they are people too. It isn't 

right to take tves just because lives were taken. When 
that liaj^jens we are acting just like them. 

priests. He did not stand up for His o 
only diose of others. He was relaitless in is engage- 
ment of flie oppressors and ulliinalely will say, 
■^ough is aioughr and will stand up and ri^t 
every wrong leveled against His people. 

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NFL Week 6 Picks 

Ethan Nkana 

Tennessee vs. Jacksonville 
Tlie Titans have dropped Uieir last four 
games, Uieir most recent loss to the Redskins. 
Tlie Jags look like a playoff-wiliber team, 
unless Titans' QB McNair doesn't come up 
big on Sunday, the Jags will win big. 
Who's Hot: Jags' RB Stacey Mack 
What's Not: Tlie Titans 1-4 record 
Pick Jacksonville 

Oakland vs. St Louis 

Is St. Louis going to win a game this year? 
Yes. Will it be against, arguably, the best team 
in the league? No. Oakland remains unbeaten. 
Who's Hot; Rich Gannon 
Who's Not Kurt Wamer 
Pick: Raiders 

Miami vs. Denver 

Denver QB Brian Griese came up huge last 
week against tlie Chargers, passing for 309 
yards and 2 touchdowns. The Dolphins 
embarrassed the defending champion Patriots 
last week, while RB Ricky Williams rushed for 

over 100 yards in his fourlli gamt- this 
Who's Hot: The Dolphin's Defense 
Wlio's Not; Denver^s' Deltha O'neal's $5000 

Pick: Miami 

Baltimore vs. Indianapolis 
Baltimore is a surprising 2-2 in the AFC's 
weakest division, and the Colts are on top of 
theirs with a record of 3-1. This might be clos- 
er tlian a lot of people think, especially if Ray 
Lewis can keep Peyton Manning on his toes. 
I'm going to make this my upset for the week. 
Who's Hot Colts' QB, Peyton Manning 
Who's Not Colts' Coach, Tony Dungy 
Pick Baltimore 

Green Bay vs. New En^and 

New England Suffered a crushing loss at the 

hands of the Dolphins last Sunday, which is 

their second in as many weeks. The Packers 

took fir^t place in the NFC North on Monday 

vriUi a victory over reigning the Central 

Division Bears. 

Who's Hot: Brett Farve 

Who's Not New England's defense 

Pick Green Bay 

Nick LaRose gets ready to hike the ball as Chad Cantrell and the 
3rd East wait. Team Highland beat Talge 3rd East 33-16. 

■est of Team Til?! 

Team Nafie favored to "Three-Peat!" 

Update on SA Fantasy Football 

Still standing in the tournament Tom Razer, Kevin Johnson. Brittany TTiurmon, Maria 
Roberson. Darren Mmder. Annette Chaviano, Denise MuUenbeck. Renelle Dunn NirU 
Minder, and Amanda Bolejack. "Hie wimier will receive a gift certificate to Best Buy ' 

Team Nafie leads the field going into the 
mb^mural golf Championship this Friday, 
which will take place at the Nob North golf 
course. Finishing the regular season in first 
place, they are the favorites to vrin it all. 

In a recent poll, golfers were asked to rate 
the chances each playoff team had of winning 
the tournament on a scale of one to ten. Team 
Nafie lead with an average vote of 8 4 fol- 
lowed by Team Nudd (6.4), Team Pak (6 3} 
and Team Castelbuono (5.9) . 

Stacked with experienced and talented vet- 
erans, any member of Team Nafie is capable 
of shoobng a low score in the championship 
Nafie and Howell have played pretty weU 
and based on my predictions have the great- 
est chance of taking the Championship. But 

with the way the system is set up, ^"J' , J 
win. Itcouldbeaweekfortheundera^^l 
said Mike Colbur'n, a member, oi ■ 
Castlebuono. , /, 

Garrett Nudd, however doe^n^^ 
way. making the comment Uial ^ ■„^mm 
success, as well as the faculty ^""^^,1^ 
golf intiamurals, is attributed to a MB 
of experience and maturity. ^^ 

Despite this, the tournament is i 
ti,™ Inin = final.hnle-with-everyui" » , 

line kind of game. Nudd's 


ning and losing should apply " , 
"Everyone wants to win, ''"\'i^-]poDly1 
only a game." Nudd is right./™ ^ <A 
team can claim the dde Inoa"^ .. 
Champion," everyone can ^ 
through attitude and participatw"- 

Thursday, October 10, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

campus chatter 

October 11-24 

Sharon Rho 



30a Church Servic. 

Calendar of Events 

Vespers - Rodlie Ortiz (Latin American Club) (Chi 
Escape Afterglow (Student Center) 
BIRTHDAYS; Amy Ward, Glenn Medina, James 

Melinda Bors, Stephar 

Something Else Sabbath School (Tliatcher South) 

Another Sabbath School (Student Center) 

FLAG Camp (Wright Hall Steps) 

Stratford Nursing Home (Wright Hall Steps) 

Regency Uving Nursing Home OVright Hall Steps) 

Evensong (Church) 

Diversions: Open Gym, Games Swimming, Free Food (lies) 
BIRTHDAYS; Jose Hernandez, Robin Heuss. Sarah Brassard. Mr. Dan Gebhard, Seih Rei 
Mr. Tekle Wan one 

BIRTHDAYS: Chalaina Moyer, Dan Grant, James Engel. Ji 

Bautista. Lyca Manembu, Ms. Carolyn Achata. Mrs. Leila Ashton. Ur Kon 

Howard, Ms. Judy Sloan, Mrs. Sara Van Grit 

i', OCTOBER 14 - Canadian Thanksgiving Day 
/or 40% tuition refund- No tuition refund after today 

BIRTHDAYS: Aaron Bandel, Erica Ferrier. Erin Criss, Jeff Land, Neena W 

Dr. Chris Hansen, Mrs. Jessica Parks 

mdon Durham, Lindsay 

sck, Ruben Ortii, 

Joint Worship - Campus Mini! 
BIRTHDAYS; Brad Hillmon, Britleny 11 

Tze Huong, Stephanie Scott, Mrs. Ann C 

ordon Armstroi 

Poloche, John Robbins, Kelly Cauley. S 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 - Payday 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 - Midterm Breai 
:30a Church Services 

The Third {Aekermar 


<AT Exam- Sludenl C 
:O0a-t:00pOrchestra Guild 

Jadeau, Samara Bolin.l 


el (Wood/Talge ; 
BIRTHDAYS; Amelia Tun, Angel Ogando, ( 
Graves, Jennifer Sayler, Mall Ries 

Tom Key 
BIRTHDAYS: Adam Buck. 
Kcsselring, Olin Blodgett 

nin Byrd, Billy Leveille, Garrett I 

term grades due- Records Office 9 

>liver Anderson Nursing Semina 
;hip-Campu3 Minis 

New Faci 

GaJlego, Owen Mau 


(White Oak Room) 

JeMeisha Banks, Gingc 

iential Banquet Room #2) 

i. Reed Richardi. Scott Carder 

nl Center Promenade) 
Ispacher. Charles 



DIVERSIONS: 9-11 pm this Saluniay night 
come to Bes RE. Center for an evening of rdaxatioa 

Swim, play basketbafl/voDeybafl. join a group to play 
Ksk, Ufejvlonopoly, etc & aijoy some free food! 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE practice! Language 
tables in the Dining Hall give you the chance to prao 
tice your conversation sldtls in Spanish. French or 
Amaican Sign Language Bring your tray and enjoy 
the conversation while you eat French students 
meet Thured^ from IZOO to IflO in the cafeteria 
dining room American Sign Language students 
meet Wednesday at noon and ^lanisli students 
meet Tuesd^ and Thursday at nooa Watch for the 
signs! Youn 

MEN^ CLUB bowling night There will b 
bowiing this Saharday night due to r 
Village Lanes in Qeveland. 

GRADUAIE RECORD exam/subject test 
The next test date is Decemba- 16 and die deadline 
for fi^ is October 25. The Counseling Center has 
aRjIication forms. 

PRE-DENTAiyPRE-MED students; The 
recruiters from Loma Linda Univeraly win be on 
campus die first week of November. C^ the 
Counseling Onter at 2782 to set up your appoint- 

CAREER DECISION- making worftshop; If 
you would like to leani about your vocaliona] per- 
sonality type and the kind of career that promises 
die most satisfaction and liappiness, plan to attend 
this wortehop on Monday. Odober 28, at 7 pjn. in 
the Student Center Seminar Room. CaD 2782 to 
make your reservatioa 

ACTEXAM: The next exam date is Tuesday, 
October22atlpm CaD the Counseang Center at 
2782 to agn up. 

LAC VESPE31S: The Latin American Qub will 
be holding Veq)ers at 8flO pjn. in the CHiuirh tliis 
Friday evening. Rodlie Ortiz will be the fealured 
^leaker. Come and share a blessing! 

EVENSONG: Bel Canto, directed by Julie Boyd 

Penner, will be paforming tliis Satuniay at 7fl0 p jn, 
in the Chutch for Evensong. 

TOM KEY. Cx)ttonpatch Gospel This is an 
event you will not want to miss! Come on Mond^, 
October 22. at 730 p.m to llie lies RE. Center for a 
musical experience. DOUBLE CONVOCATION 

Campus Ministries... 

NURSING HOME Sabbath: If you would like 
to enjoy fellowship with an elderiy pereon and gain a 
blee^. go with the Nursng Home visitation team 
from the Ch^lain's office diis Sabbath! They wiH be 

leaving from Wri^l Hall at 230 pm 

aubs& Departments... 

IHE REPUBUCAN CLUB is looking for 
membere. We ate gearing up for a great yeari Come 
be with those who love the USA. We will be cam- 
paigning, aindraising, doing communis,' service and 
having the best social events! For more information 

contact Gayie Ejrkh at geirich@southeni.eda Our 
first offidal meeting wiH be Mond^, October 13. at 
5 pjn. in the cafeteria (right ade. front of Wri^t 
"all). Please come ready to get involved! 

Student Association.. . 

S^SENAIE The next meeting wiUlake place 
on Wednesday. October 23 at 7:00 pm in the White 
Oak Room See you there! 

served outside on the Promenade Thureday, 
October 24, at 5 pm At 430 p.m. differait non- 
profit organizations will have booths set up to show- 
case opportunities for students to volunteer. This is 
a great way to be familiar witii Community Service 
Day and to learn more about each site. 

SA FALL FESnVAL C:ome and celebrate 
autumn on Sunday. October 27 at ftOO pm. The 
Student Assoaalion has planned a great evening foD 

Alumni WeiAoui... 

FRIDAY, Oct 25 Meet the Frms, 2^ pm 
(CoHegedale Church Fellowship HalD Alumni and 
friends of Southern meet current students to dis- 
cuss careers, employment interviews, networking, 
mentoring, and more. If you would like to inquire 
about your company being represented next year e 
mail vstarrSsoulheraeda 

S4BBAIH. Oct 26 Alumni Worship Services. 
9 & 11:30 a.m (Collegedale Church) Harold 
(Cunningham. 77, speaker. 

THE THIRD: lOflO am (Des PE Centw) 
LyneH LaMounfain, "89, ^leaker. 

HERTEAGE MUSEUM open, 24 p.m (Lynn 
Wood Hall) Memorabilia from Soudiem's long his- 
tory of Uie Volunteer Fin? Department will be on dis- 
play on the second floor. 

Satuniay. October 26. 4 pm (Coflegedale Church) 
Recording artist and Southern alum Jennifer 
LaMountain will perform her newest concert tour 
Abiittdantiy which explores Christ's promise for a 
happy and agn^cant life through Him. Come and 
wor^p as she rdums home to Teinessee for this 
alumni concert We will also take tiiis opportunity to 
salute Soutiiem alumni and former students who 
have volunteered for the service of humanly. Join us 
for this meaningftil and in^Hradonal program, 

CARL HURLEY, comedian! Saturday, Octobo- 
26. 8 p.m. (Des RE. Center) Cari Huriey is the most 
humorous professor in America Drawing from his 
roots in the tradition of such other American 
humorists as Andy Griffith and Garrison KdHor, 
Huriey delights his audienres with his reflections on 
life as viewed by a native of Appaladiia. Part of a fam- 
ily of naturaHjom storytellers from die hills of 
Laurel County. Kentocky. Huriey combines his 
innate skills as a yanvspinner with the ei^iressive- 
ness of a Ereal comic actor 


Thursday, October lo, 



Mary Nikityn 
Humor Editor 

THE Sp||5^5^^ 


Juggling with Mary 

: Tmatreyoudontunntto 

thoughts induded, 'Win she ever stop taMngr and "I 
wonder if KFTs has any poppy seed bagtk" 

I lefi with the impresaon that this lady had some 
serious issues with peopte. Whf^w 11 was hatred of 

My fiist in^jression of Mary was thai she v^ an 
intolerant halemonger— not thai 1 knew anything 
about her e^^CE1l( whal sJie wrote in her vain attemj* al 
humor. Trying to cut her some slad<, I asked around 
about Hct. *^V]io was slier "Wien; did she come 
finmr AD the time 1 was csqiecling Id hear thai her ori- 
gins had been somw^tre in the lii^ilands of the 
Neanderthal ice age, bul no one E«med to know. I 
even asked if anyone thought she vras a nice pereon 
(yeah, rij^l). Theology majcffs said they were praying 
for ho- even Ihou^ she had commilted Ihe unpar- 
donable an. Art m^yore lau^ied and talked of abstract 
painlings involving darts. Nurang mi^re chatted 
alxxjl evisceration and dismembeimenL Even other 
psychology majors wouldn't daim her, vaguely mutter- 
ing unintcDigjble things alwut dead goldfish and inter- 
rupted childhoods, So the search continued. 

As each inslaHmenl of "Maryness" invaded my 
reading space, I complained sovjolenlly Ihil my brolh- 
(T, in his characteristic way said, "If you dont like 
iL..suljvert her (actually he didnt say tha^-il was 
more Eke "write to the etlilcr) and wouki you stop com 

But as ^ woukl have il. one dio' as I was strolling 
down the promtnatte enjoying the sunshine, I inad- 
vertently came into the same air space as the |Krsoru6- 

aLIcouldnttdl Butwiienilcameri^tdowntoiLl 
didn't want to know— I just wanted to stay as far away 

from her a^ poesble (being fiwn the country I know 
that when one s«es a damk tfie beS adiffli is to run fest 

TTiencMie evening it aD changed Mybrotherandl 
wot having some bonding lime up in flie S&jdenl 
Center jug^ng fm otho" words, throwing hard pfestic 
dubs al eadi other in a synchronized way so dial no 
one gels hurt and nothing gds bnaken) when who 
should come wandeing oul of Ihe Accent of6ce but 
MisMary Ah, what great luck! I gave Luke a nod, 
which was 10 say, "Lrfs site what ^e's made ot" We 
aniroadKd her wilh ing^lialing smiles and said we 
hadafavortoaskofhen "Come, stand ri^therein the 
middle of our jug^g act and well throw around yoa" 

Most pec^ile run back into thor ofSces at such a 
Ihou^lbul not Mary Sieslood stock dill as die dubs 
wiii>55ed past her eare. nose and cranium in general 
What bravery! What stupidity! 

begn (iiKist likdy Willi knives and flaming torohes)? 

After some dme aD three of us liad an almost nor- 
mal oonverealion. I found that Mary is actual^ human 
(orverydose). She asked questions about Luke's and 

TVying to be Iriendly. 1 intnxluced mysdf (one of 
many mistakes). She immediately launched into a 
tirade about SA of ficere' appearances I was thinking. 
Tor Rte's sake, wlio n^aDy cares if Jared gels his liair 
culorAntlionydianREscok)re.' As for gelling ftul to 
stop smiling, k-f s just try frecang Niagara I-'aHs!" Other 

she even shared vrilh us some of her own ralho" inter- 
esting He, Prrifysoonherboyfriend came by and they 
look aquiet moment— which is land of no nnal evEsi if 
you don't want to see that in Ihe Studsit Center. So 
when itcomes right down lo it, Mary is an okay person. 
Slie may have a waiped way of exposing heiself 
sometimes; nevertheless, we shouH remember thai 

tite uvHd lopig^ in perfictltanwtty 

Top ten job interv iew pickup lines 

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■ UU 

e defmitely overqualified. but will 
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e you'll agree that my long- 
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5. However. 1 will need a higher salary to 
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Hold that door: a cautionary fable 

Long ago, after the creation of vespere but fortu- 
nately before Evensong, FCckman had not yet been 
built and sdence majore often minted with the gen- 
eral popuMoa Snce compulere had not yet been 
invented, there were no computing majors and 
everyone was okay with diis. Then, as now, m^le 
pre-med m^rs were espedafly popular. Such 
things are constant Life was not entirely the same, 
though. You may not believe me, but I have it on the 
greatest aulhorily that engineering majors, also, 
wer? very weU Eked and respected. They were the 
toast of afterglow programs and often escorted pret- 
ty young Ejigfish majors to convocation and pasta 
d^. (Yes, pasta d^ had been invented This was in 
fact e^jedaHy important because haystadts had not 
and students were thus unable to eat between 
Thursday and Mondi^-) 

Anyway, en^eers were fun guys and everyone 
was happy— especially the male math majors who 
had class in the same building as die female music 
majors. PSydiology m^re were far up the hiD and 
didn't come down very much, so everyone was free 
to carry on Iheir social business without direat of 
diagnoses. This was good, because engineers had a 
lotofbuanessintheworks. What widi the wheel, 
die golf cart, the pendulum and the digital watch hav^ 
ing already been invented, they felt a lot of pressure 
to come up with somefliingnew. 

Brainstorming sessions were common, and with- 
out fail someone would always bring up the idea of 
codiug doors to respond lo some sort of ID badge. It 
also never failed that this idea would be abrupdy shot 
down because everyone knows that those kind of 
doore would never work right and would generally 
just aggravate people and lock them out for no appar- 
ent reason even though they lived there. .. But that is 
another story for another day, 

WeD,itjustsohappenedlhatoneengineer— well 
can him -Jade"— it just so happened that Jack was 
thinking about the last engineer brainstorming ses- 
sion one afternoon as he waited forhis girifriend (this 
was after giri&iends but before eveiyonegot married 
in their sophomore year) to finish trying on shoes at 
themaL CHiere have always be^ malls where giris 
have always Hied on shoes. Sudi things are con- 
stant) Inhisimieengineeringbraiaflioughtswere 
spmnmg in a sort of event-controlled loop (only sort 
of, b^u^ event<»ntrolled loops weren't around 
bade then) afong the lines of "door-shoesgiilfiiri^ 
^l<*giridoor-Ja«L- (Hewond«5bS 

\j%he was thinking of caffeine, nolknowingwhatit 
really vras because programming languages wer? 
thankliJIyfarintheftiture: WiidiSSyX 

Jack was merely an engineer rather than a comtna | 
engineer, tiiinking in binary as 1: 

Then, all of a sudden, it hit him. He wasn't suf| 
when they had left the store or why his j 
n't held the door for him, but there m 
heavy glass door pressing quite abruptly agaiiistli I 
nose. There was also a girifriend glaring angrilyir 
him, muttering things about how even tl 
majors hold doors for ladies. Butdiisdidn'tt 
poor, delusional Jack. He was pretty celain 
it: The Next New Idea He was so excited, in fell ■ 
that he immediately told his girifriend all aboulil 
WeD. not <^ about it— he didn't diink quite gixt| 
malically al the best of times, and there w 
irate people trying to edt the mall through thedail 
dial was stiD on Jack's nose. What he actually salf 
was, TH never hold a door for you aj 
point his ex-girlfriend vowed never to speak tofci 
again and coined the ironic phrase, "Dont kt^l 
door hit you on the w^ out," thus starting a longlBg 
dition of not spealdng to engineers. 

The long tradition of not dating engi«J| 
diough.stillgoesbacktojack Yousee.\vhalbelB| 
invented was the automatic door. Hispoinlha(il)efl| 
that NO ONE would ever have to hold a doorag* I 
It seemed stupendously effident at llie lirr 
couldn't wait to teH all the guys, \vho p 
immediately lo deagn the proto^T)e. install lb? »| 
ished prtxluct in every public builctag ''i^'^l 
find (except places where people wi-nt '^^"^'^^'i 
ofprecariouslybalanced stuff, like, sa>',thec*9B| 

and sit back and wait for the girls to call and cfflifPi 
ulatelhem. UnfortunatelyforpoorJackandhfiJI 
tiieywerestiflengineere. Bythetimejad(had[^| 
just about finished telling every giri she ^^^^1 
V w% die en^eers were designing dooi^ ^.i 
themseh^ open. She nw not have been e^i 
right about die motivation (sheer '^^'3 
but she was certainly dose enougii- and ^ 
more, she was a communkalions major, rw _ 
believed her, and setfrespecting females "^^1 
anywhere with an engineer again, ^"'''f^l 
women joined feminist movements ^''Sl 
dooi^ for themselves, but hert-die>' just foi^'^.J 
practice of marrying theology majors and 
anywhere atalL) .v^tnt^l 

"Oiings certainly looked bleak, and -'^ijl 
have probably sou^t counseling if he '■^ ^d 
scared of psychology majors But unt 
him, there was still hope for the next St'"?^| 
engineers. ThQ' had yet to invent the ■■liaii'*'^ I 

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Volume 58, Issue 7 

Southern student injured student finance, admissions join to 
in ATV crash ^°^^ Enrollment Services 

Rachel Bostic 

Austin Wooley, a freshman entrepreneur- 
ship major, was severely injured and his 
fadier killed when their ATVs collided in 
Florida over midterm break. 

According to an article in the Orlando 
Seniinel, Austin Wooley and his father 
Stephen Wooley were riding their all-terrain 
vehicles down Howard Avenue in Oviedo on 
Tluirsday night when their vehicles collided. 
Officials say it appears that Stephen stopped 
his vehicle, but Austin apparently didn't see 
him and crashed into his father's ATV. 
Florida Hospital investigators believe he was 
t]";ivi-ling at about 70 mph. 

Some reports of the incident have listed 
Austin as managing to call 911, while others 
credit his brother Travis, a junior computer 
science major here at Southern, with contact- 
ing emergency personnel. In either case, 
dieir father passed away before help could 
arrive. According to the article, Austin at first 
refused medical treatmenthut was later taken 
by his family to Florida Hospital with a col- 
lapsf d lung and broken ribs. He was released 
Tut sdity, October 22, said a Florida Hospital 
spukt-s woman. 

Stephen Woole/s funeral was held 
Wtilni^sday at 3 p.m. in the Winter Park 
Seventh-day Adventist Church in Winter 
Park, Florida. 

Student Services has sent arrangements 
of flowers to the family Barry Becker, direc- 
tor of transportation services, is a relative of 
the family and went to Florida as a represen- 
tative of Southern. 

Ken Rogers, university chaplain, asks stu- 
dents to "continually remember [the family] 
in prayer" and adds that cards and notes of 
encouragement would also likely be appreci- 

Rogers and the counseling center have 
some advice to students who would like to 
support those who are going through difficult 
times. "Be available," said Rogers, "Ask 
specifically what you can do to help them." 

Midge Dunzweiler, assistant director of 
counseling and testing, urges students to not 
ignore a fiiend's loss, but instead to mention 
it on die first occassion that they meet. 
"Somediing along the lines of 'I'm sorry 
about your loss.'" she said. This makes it less 
awkward later on." 

Dunzweiler goes on to remind students 
mat grieving is a process. "Later, after the 

Austrn Wooley 

shock has worn off, be there for them even 
more. Give them opportunities to express 
themselves, and respect when they need 
space. Remember tiiat everybody grieves dif- 

Both the Chaplain's Office and Counseling 
and Testing are available to meet with stu- 
dents who need counseling or would like 
more information on how to help friends who 
are grieving. 

The Accent encourages students to reach 
out to anyone who is grieving a loss, as such 
times are eased when they are shared. 

The departments of Adr 
Recruitment and SUident Finance have 
merged into a new entity called Enrollment 
Services. Soutiiern is the first Adventist col- 
lege or university that has put boUi depart- 
ments under one director. 

Marc Grundy, the new director for enroll- 
ment services, believes that combining Uie 
two will get rid of the confusion tiiat occurs 
when one office is not aware of what the otlier 

Tlie transition began last April and is still 
being developed. Over die last sbc months, 
changes such as remodeling/rearranging 
offices and hiring two new employees have 
taken place. Additional changes are yet to 
come such as starting special focus groups. 

These focus groups will consist of 10-12 
students with various financial backgrounds. 
The groups will meet once a month to discuss 
student perspectives on tiie positive and neg- 
ative aspects of the Enrollment Services sys- 

"Students are our best consultants!" said 
Grundy "We could pay thousands of dollars 
to consultants to come in and teU us what we 
should do differently, but I say that tlie feed- 
back diat we receive from students is worth a 
whole lot more." 

Avoiding consultant fees isn't the only way 
Enrollment Services is saving the students' 
money Having both offices run under the 
same umbrella has also been cost effective. 
This has eliminated the expense of paying 
two directors to run offices that serve a simi- 

lar purpose. 

Enrollment Services strives to be involved 
in a student's entire university experience, 
not just during tlie recruitment and financial 
stages. "Instead of initially giving students 
the royal treatment to encourage their atten- 
dance at Southern and then forgetting diem 
once tliey arrive, we have a unique opportu- 
nity to continuously work with students 
throughout dieir time here," said Grundy 

The merger holds true to Southern's mis- 
sion, An anonymous quote has been posted 
beside the Student Finance office to remind 
the employees of their responsibilities to the 
students. It reads, "If they don't know how 
much you care, they won't care how much 
you know." 

School of Visual Art earns awards 

David George 

School ok Visual Art & Desicn 

SonScreen, tiie fir^t and only Adventist film 
festival, was held October 10-13 in Ontario. 
California. TTie festival was sponsored and 
organized by Adventist Communication 
Network. The mission of ACN, according to 
Uieir website, is "to use 
digital media to inspire, inform, educate and 
empower Seventh-day Adventist congrega- 
tions in evangelism and ministry. 

Entries for the contest were divided into 

three basic categories: Computer Graphics, ^^^^ 

Sound Design, and Video. Additionally, cash Gray^aniTexecuted by Gray and a number of 

awards were given for best in show, 1st runner 
up, and 2nd runner up. 

Pieces ft-om Soutiiern took first place posi- 
tions in all three categories, as well as placing 
best in show and overall first runner up, 
David" a short animation directed by Zach 

his students look fir^t place in die computer 
graphics category as well as placing 2nd run- 
ner up in Sound Design and placing 1st runner 
up in the overall competition. The final award 
included a cash prize of SlOOO to go to die 
University and SlOOO to go to the individual in 

"Guilty" a 15 minute short film directed by 
David George and executed by the entire stu- 
dent body of die film prognun (Fall 2001) took 
first place in sound design, \ddeo, and won 
overall best in show, The final award included 
a cash prize of $1500 to go to die University 
and $1500 to go to the individual in charge. 



P. 2 




P. 12 

Deans concerned 

about high number of 

fire alarms, page 3 

An ethical person ought to do 
more than he's required to do 
and less than he's allowed to do. 

Michael Josephson 



Nkana, Cummins join Journalism 

Andrea Ritlano 

Staff Rep orttb 

The School of Journalism & 
Ommunicatioii has added Wo new 
faoilly membere. Jemifer Commms 
and Sam Nkana, to its teaching staff 

New adjunct faculty member 
Jennifer Cummins teaches Publication 
Tools and Techniques, a new prereqm- 
«il,' for Journalism and Communication 

has woAed in her field for over 10 

^"%m Nkana is another new tolty 
face He teaches Fundamentals of 
Development, Introduction to the Non- 
profit Sector, and two sections ot 
Litrodudion to PubBc SpeaMng. _ 

-I believe God led me here, said 
Nl(ana a graduate of Washmgton 
Unrvetsity, He was taking some classes 
at Southern to earn his PhD, w*en 
George Babcock asked him to consid- 
er a teaching position- Nkana was not 
interested at Bret in the position, but 
realized that God was opening a door 
for him, , 

Nkana is not new to leaching. He 
taught academy level English in Puerto 
Rico (or more than four years. Tliis is 
our mission Beld now," said Nkana 
when talking about Southern students. 
He and his wife invite students to their 
home every Sahbath hoping to "make 
a dent," in their lives. 

Nkana has three children, two of 
whom attend Southern. His wife works 
in the area an anesthesiologisL 

because oi uic ua^^'t, -- 
American Huraanics," she said^ 
AH ptas (or this year include V 

.Lorraine Balljomea uieoc,.™, . ," h-i™™ such as "Rio Bravo 

Journalism & Coramunicjhons ^ a „us ta^Be^ ^"'D ^^^^ 

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Massachusetls. She teaches four sec. ^ ^^7^t^ ^^t.nd the BaU is ...... I 

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Massachusetts. She teaches foi^ 

' Introduction to PubU 

Jennifer C. 

majora. Using Quark 5 and Pliotoshop 
7. she leaches students how to incorpo- 
rate text and graphics in publications. 
"She's patient and takes the lime to 
make sure that students understand 
Ihe concepU," said Suzanne DoUin, 
senior public relations major. 

Volker Henning supervises 
Cummins' class. She will be leaching at 
Soulhern throughout Ihis school year. 
So far, she has really enjoyed working 
wilh the students, saying Qiey ieam 
quickly which makes il more enjoy- 
able" to teach. 

Cummins is employed by McKee 
Foods and detugns McKee packaging, 
their webpage and poinl-of-sale 
devices, Graduating witli a Bachelors 
degree in Arl and Design from 
Savanna College, Georgia, Cummins 

;■ .f Introduction to PubUc the AH program wu, a...... ^.. BaUisenjoymgherworkandnxg 

riinJaSd one seSon of Writing American Humanics Management of aU enjoys gemng toknowfc J 
FSr^^ar^u^-.Ba^^ught Instituted Nevada, wlUch is a conve. dents. The sb.den^ here area. J 
a^an adjunct teacher for three years tion invoh^ng leaders of nonprofit 
before accepting Ihis year's fulMime 

Ball is currentiy serving as tne 
Interim Campus Director for the 
American Humanics program at 
Southern. AH is a national organiza- 
tion that works widi college and uni 
versity programs and nonprofit ag n 
cies preparing and placing unden^id 
uates for human service careers 

Ball enjoys the students in AH pn ■- 
gram because they are so motivat<:Kl 
"By definition American Humanics 
students are focused because they go 
above and beyond the regular cumcu 
lum requirements," she said 

In addition to completing a major 
field of study as required by the unr- 
versily lo obtain a baccalaureate 
degree, students in American 
Humanics are required to participate 
in internships of 300 or more hours, be 
active in co^rurricular activities and 
complete 180 contact hours of course- 
Michelle Younldn, Southern's AH 
Pr'-j.ident, completed her internship 
l;i-.l summer. She worked in the devel- 
fjp[[ient office at the Shady Grove 
Adventist Hospital in Rockville 
Maryland. The woik she did this sum- 
mer involved writing grants, planning 
a dinner for honor high-end donors, 

Mary Nikityn 

Jonathan Liem 

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Judith Moses 

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Heidi Martella 

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Charisse Roberts 

SuBscRipnoN Manager 

Krisly Borowik 

Laura Gates 

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Seniors choose officersl 

Katie Umb 

le senior class organization 
took place on October 8. Class offi- 
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President: Michelle Younkin 
Vice President: Julie Hall 

Secretary: Sarah Matthew 
Paston Marius Asaftei 
December Class Representalii's| 

Marjorie Jones, Debbie Battin 
July Class Representatives:ToM 

selected L 

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Thursday, October 24, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

Deans concerned with number of fire alarms 

Residents of Thatcher Hall, Thatcher 
South, Talge HaU and Southern Village have 
experienced a combined total of 15 non- 
scheduled fire alarms and one drill since the 
beginning of the school year, according to 
Campus Safety. 

"Many of the fire alarms are set off by food 
that's unattended." said Jessica Williams. 
Thatcher South dean's assistant and a junior 
religion major. 

The fire alarm system is frequenUy activat- 
ed because residents fail to use common 
sense, said Kassy Krause, associate dean of 

Alarms can be set off by shower steam, 

Jenny Duclair a junior psychology 
major, cooks in one of Thatcher's 
kitchenettes. The deans remind all 
residents to stay with their food. 

hairspray, room deodorizers and burned food. 
Popcorn is a common culprit in each of the 

The Southern Residential Life Handbook 
lists fire hazards such as candles, incense, 
fireworks, combustible chemicals and cook- 
ing appliances other than microwaves. These 
Items are not allowed in the dormitories. 

Robin Beckermeyer, Thatcher hall resi- 
dent assistant and a sophomore psychology 
licensure major, sees fire alarms as important 
for safety. "It's a necessity, but it's an annoy- 
ance." she said. 

While sensitive smoke detectors might be 
annoying. David Houtchins, fire safety techni- 
cian for Campus Safety, pointed out, "The 
whole purpose of [having sensitive detectors] 

Houtchins explained the two basic func- 
tions of smoke detectors - a silent alarm that 
senses something unusual in the air and the 
alert alarm that goes off as tlie foreign parti- 
cles in the air intensify. Campus Safety is 
alerted when a silent alarm goes off in the 

Once tlie alarm identifies the problem, the 
alarm goes off in the room. If the alarm goes 
off in an adjacent room or in a common area, 
such as a hallway, the entire^ystem is activat- 
ed, Houtchins said. In Thatcher South, how- 
ever, the entire system is set off by only one 
detector, said Helen Bledsoe, associate dean 
of women. 

Campus Safety receives the alarm signal 
and notifies 911. The calls are screened and 
anything deemed a "reliable" concern 
receives a dispatch of emergency vehicles, 
said Amory Planchard. Collegedale Fire 

While fire alarms can be reduced by fol- 
lowing fire safety guidelines, drill time can 
also be reduced once residents can quickly 
evacuate the dorms, Houtchins said. It takes 
16 to 19 minutes at the beginning of the 
semester for residents to evacuate and 
account for each person. By the end of the 
time is reduced to about four 

Dear Kenneth 

The love and passion we share is incomparable 
and beyond human description. Honey, I never 
knew that loving you would leave me feeling sc 
fulfilled. One year ago, on October 14, you 
unlocked the love that was buried deep inside my 
heart You broke through 
defenses and comfort- 
ed me through my fears. 
Loving you. Kenneth, has 
and continues to be my 
heart's greatest joy. UnQl 
you, I could not compre- 
hend the true meaning of 
love. But you came along 
and changed all of that; 
you showed me that true I 
love accepts someone for 
their flaws as well as their 
strengths. You've also 
showed me that love is 
something you endure, 
through the good and the 

Everyday, even when | 

yougetonmynerves. I 

thank God for giving mt 

like you, one as cap 

ing and compassionate 

>aIwa^s wiUuiKto 

you would one day 

become. Memories of our year together are f 
of the best ones of my life. Such as you, rock bot- 
toming me. chasing me on the beach and throw- 
ing me in the water, turning off all the lights and 
scaring me. I also remember the times that were 

not so fun, but still meant more to me than I car 
ever express. Tliere were nights last year when 
could not sleep, that you stayed up and enter- 
tained me with your dry jokes (that's for trying 
le the other day duck). Taking 

putting up with r 

whining when I had the Qu. 
it moments Uiat I will forev- 
hold dear to my heart were 
numerous tmies you 
I I d your shoulder for me 
r\ n We have come so 
III dns relationship - we 
..„vt been through every- 
Uung imaginable. When we 
quesLoned if our relationship 
_ truly worth the headache 
[and the daily drama, we still 

When we said 
Ithmgs thai were destructive 
Jto each other, lashed out in 
Ipain to hurt one another, we 
Istiil persevered. We continue 
._ discover character flaws 
about each other thai some 

J make us wonder "Is 

this the person I fell in love 
ith?' And yet, we refuse to 
._se our hold on one another. 
Both of us know that despite 
all the obstacles that we have 
iced and will continue 
up against, our love 
fh and every 
of them. Some day, 
Kenneth, when we are bodi 
'old and wrinkled, I will look 
Oia't there is nothing in my life 
le year spent with 

Planchard and Eddie Avant, director of 
Campus Safety, oversee building evacuation. 
If everyone is not accounted for, the check 
sheets supplied by the RAs direct the search 
process. Black safe-like boxes outside of the 
dorms contain key access to entry ways. 

Access to the box requires a special key 
that is locked until permission is granted by 
the dispatch operator to use the key. The key 
is released by a radio tone. Planchard 

Roger Becker, Talge hall resident assistant 
and a sophomore theology major, said 
accounting for residents takes longer now 
that the men's RAs are required to check the 
rooms before tiiey leave the building and then 
do a roll call outside, Tliatcher RAs have 
always checked inside and outside for resi- 
dents, said Bledsoe, 

Fines of S200 apply for failure to leave the 
dorm during a fire alarm. "Please don't hide 
thinking that [the fire alarm] is not for real," 
Planchard said. 

Fines are not levied for unintentionally set- 
ling off fire alarms, Bledsoe said. If it is a case 
of neglect, then the student(s) involved 
receive a fine of $200 cash and are given two 
weeks to pay it. 

Here are some guidelines for avoiding 
unnecessary fire alarms, 

1. Use common sense 

2. Stay in the kitchen while cooking food. 

3. Run cold water after a hot shower to 
reduce steam. 

4. Open the window, not the room door, to 
let smoke or steam escape. 

5. If food is burned in the microwave, keep 
the door shut to contain the smoke. 

6. Use hairspray, or any otlier sprays, away 
from the detector. 

7. Leave detectors enabled and uncovered. 

8. Remove fire hazards from dorm i 

Systems to 
increase network 

After realizing that there was much 
demand for Internet downloads. 
Information Systems has decided to 
upgrade the Internet connection speed. 
The upgrade will be completed within 
30 to 40 days. 

IS noticed the increase of bandwidth 
usage in late August after fall registra- 
tion. "We check the bandwidth logs 
continually and we already anticipated 
that the demand could go higher later 
on this fall," said Henry Hicks, execu- 
tive director of information systems. 
The Internet connection slowed down 
due to many students downloading 
music, movies and other large files 
from file sharing programs such as 
Kazaa and Morpheus. 

The bandwidth clog also affects stu- 
dents who are simply trying to use net- 
work or Internet resources. Many stu- 
dents have noticed that the Internet 
speed has slowed down in the past 
weeks. Students are also getting 
logged off their connection when try- 
ing to download too many files at the 

"It's annoying because if I need t 
get to a place on the network, I get 
logged off because there's too many 
people on at the same time," said Nydia 
Mendez, freshman psychology major. 

The current network consists o! 
three Tl connections. IS is planning to 
add three more. These six Tl connec- 
tions will increase the amount of band- 
width and the speed of the download- 
ing time, 

"I'm glad to know that IS is upgrad- 
ing our connection speed. Now I feel 
better in knowing that I'm not going to 
be logged off so quickly when I down- 
load files," said Evan Colom. sopho- 
more physical therapy major. 

Tills increase in connection speeds 
will primarily allow faster usage of the 
Internet during peak hours, usually 
between 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. For more 
information on the new connections, 
students can go to the IS websKe at 
hltp:// or email them at 
internclhelnfii) . 

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toppings corns togsftisr on 9 
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Melissa Turner 
Lifestyles Editor 

Thursday, October 24, 2007 

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like to amrounce their 'engage™™'- 

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Mary Clark of CoUeged*. Te«'«=* ^i,, 
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where she is currently a soPhomore ™ 
education major. Ms. Shepard is a «" -j^^,,. 
uate of CoUegedale Academy Me 
Iv employed at the Village Market 
' Mr Write is the son of Gary and Dar', I 
WTiite of Hedgesville, West V J6;~= ."^^,, 
student at Southern Adventrst t^ 
major. Mr. White is a Wtl» gi ^^^^^ I 
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Thursday, October 24, 2002 

The Southern Accent 5 

Lisa Clark Diller joins history 
department as new professor 

The history department has hired a new 
professor. Lisa Clark Diller is a former grad- 
uate from Southern Adventist University and 
originally from West Virginia. She earned 
her bachelors degree in history and went to 
the University of Chicago to receive her 
Masters b history. She then completed her 
dissertation with her PhD in early modern 

Ben McArthur, chair of the history 
department, recruited Diller. He feels tliat 
she brings a lot of enthusiasm and confi- 
dence to teaching and that her committment 
to the students is wonderful. History 
Professor Dennis Pettibone said he is 
"delighted" to have Diller as the new profes- 
sor with an "outstanding personality who is 
going to make a great teacher" 

Students at Southern are glad to have a 
new female history teacher. "She is a really 
good teacher and very understanding, she is 
always willing to work with you," said Lisa 
Bethune, sopho 

Diller teaches a variety of ( 


tory, including World Civilization I, History chose Southerninorderto be partofthen 

and ministry it has to offer. 

"1 can see myself vrith the community and 

mission of the school," Diller said. She feels 

there are good professors and colleagues 

pectful and spiritual. She is 

of England and Research Methods 
History. Next semester she will teach cours- 
es in World Geography and Cultural 
Geography. Her goal here at Southern is to 
help her students understand the people in 

the past, and to have "sympathy for those thrilled to be back at home. 
who are different among themselves." She 

Raise social awareness, 
get involved with service 

He was almost a novelty during my child- 
linod. When my family made the journey to 
Colk-gedale to stock up on veggie meat or 
Sabbath School felts, I'd see him slowly push- 
ing his bike down Apison Pike. The bike was 
laden down with huge black garbage bags 
bulging with aluminum cans. 

I had almost forgotten about the can-laden 
biker until I recently had lunch with a friend. 
He mentioned that the "can man with the 
biki." had died a few years ago. He had 
souk'ht shelter one winter night at a con- 
struction site near 1-75. He fell asleep and 
iiev(-r woke up. 

I he effects of homelessness always 
seemed like a "big city problem." "Let the 
mayors of New York and Atlanta deal with it." 
I thought Let congress worry about it. 
SuR-ly they'll come up with laws and some 
lax dollars to make homelessness go away. 
But the childhood memory of a man with a 
bulging bags on a CoUegedale street dis- 
turb.'d me. He died alone, on a freezing win- 
ter nigbl because he had no home. He was- 
nt a big-city homeles-^ man. He was right 
herr. a few miles from my house. 

About 3,000 homeless individuals and 
families live in Chattanooga. About half of 
those are women and children. Each of those 
Pei'lile face hardship on a daily basis— hard- 
t imagine and have no right to 


' 'fien, people become homeless because 

-\ are unable to afford the basic needs of 

Alany people simply cannot afford hous- 

A minimum-wage worker would have to 

rk at Taco Bell 87 hours per week to make 

ends meet Some must choose between an 
abusive relationship or being homeless. For 
those who have no health insurance, an ill- 
ness or accident could push them onto the 
street. Mental illness accounts for 20-25 per- 
cent of single homeless adults. 

What can YOU do about it' Get busy! Be 
a volunteer Work at a shelter doing clerical 
work, serving food or even staying overnight 
Help fix up houses or shelters. You can 
donate needed items to shelters. 

After you graduate, offer your profession- 
al skills such as plumbing, accounting, car- 
pentry, fundraising, legal, counseling or 
tutoring. Involve your classmates, co-workers 
or church members. Change your thinking 
and behavior so you can contribute to making 
changes in the way the homeless are seen 
and treated in our society 

Don't assume Washington, D.C. will cre- 
ate the miracle law that will abolish home- 
lessness forever. Advocate! Find people who 
are working toward bringing real change. 
Work with your community to develop prac- 
tical solutions. 

Resources;;;; www.uni-;;; http://www.habitatorg; 
Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-312L 

Follow the local news. Educate others. 
Keep in touch with lawmakers. Fmd out 
whafs really going on. Take action! Only a 
determined effort to provide jobs that pay a 
living wage, adequate support for those who 
cannot work, affordable housing, and access 
to health care will bring an end to homeless- 
ness Your effort Could make all the differ- 

Church Schedule 

Church Times Speaker Topic 

Hamilton Communily 11:30 John Grys Prisms of Unity 

Cnlli.K,,cl;,l(. g.Qo^ 11,3,1 H;iro](l Cuiiningliimi (Alumni Weekend) 

CoUegedale Spanish fi:M). U:3 , Unavailable 

TiielTiird 1():0() 

Bowman Hills Il;nn 

Lynell LaMount. 
Arnold Sclmell 



8:45. 11:15 Jei 

i- Arnold 


Chattanooga Regional History 
Museum offers window to the past 

Whether you're new to the Chattanooga 
area or have lived here for tlie past four years 
and just haven't taken advantage of it, 
Chattanooga has a rich history to be experi- 
enced by newcomers and natives alike. The 
best place to start at is Chattanooga Regional 
History Museum. CRHM has a main exhibit 
called "Chattanooga Counfry: Its Land, 
Rivers and People" in which visitors are intro- 
duced to Chattanooga's early beginnings. 
The exhibit starts with Chattanooga's prehis- 
toric beginnings and moves through tlie cen- 
turies as Chattanooga developed into a rail- 
road and industrial center. 

CRHM visitors can also view an award- 
winning film documenting Chattanooga's rich 
history and introducing the major historical 
points of the city and the surrounding areas. 
Throughout the year CRHM also houses sev- 
eral visiting exhibits which compliment the 
museum's permanent exhibits and film. 
Some other exhibits include the histories of 
various influential Chattanooga businesses 
such as Coca-Cola, Chaltem Pharmaceuticals 
and Brock Candy. 

The museum houses a variety of collec- 
tions having to do witii culhjral and historical 
entities from the area. The Chattanooga 
Times Collection consists of over 900 items 
ranging from Civil War times to the 1930s. 
The collection was owned by Adolph Ochs. 
founder of the Chattanooga Times and the 
New York Times. The collection includes let- 
ters, telegrams and ledger books, as well as 
history of the Chattanooga 

Another special collection is that of 
Chattanooga Lookouts, documenting the his- 
tory of Chattanooga's own minor league 
team. The collection includes Joe Engel 
memorabilia, baseballs, bats, uniforms and 
photographs including prints of Jackie 
Mitchell widi Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. 
The museum's Civil War collection houses 
359 Civil War artifacts including uniforms, 
battiefield artifacts and military weapons. 

The Chattanooga Regional History 
Museum is located at 400 Chestnut Street in 
downtown Chattanooga. The museum is 
open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
and weekends from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Admission is $4 for adults. For more infor- 
mation about the Chattanooga Regional 
History Museum and its ongoing calendar of 
events and exhibits call 265-3247 or visit the 
museum's website at www.chattanoogahisto- 

Center for Learning Success offers 
study skills seminar on Tuesday 

Any student interested in learning how to 
improve their study habits may want to attend 
the Shidy Skills Seminar on Tuesday, October 
29. The seminar will be held in tiie Seminar 
Room across Uie hall from Campus Ministries 
in the Student Center at both 11 a.m. and 6 
p.m. This way, students are able to pick a time 
tiiat fits into their busy schedules. Each ses- 
sion is approximately 50 minutes in length. 
Each semester, the Center for Learning 
Success offers these study seminars, This 
semester it will be taught by Deborah 

Kenyon. a level two tutor for CLS. Kenyon is 
also a senior English major here at Southern, 
minoring in education. The Study Skills 
Seminar is designed to teach note taking, 
reading comprehension, time management 
and other sfrategies which, when utilized, will 
better prepare the student for a more suc- 
cessful college experience," Kenyon said. The 
goal for this seminar is to provide students 
with "Uie tools necessary to make the college 
experience more successful.". For further 
information, please contact Deborah Kenyon 
at the Center for Learning Success at 23S- 

Thursday, October 24 



Steve Rose has a passion for ministry 

Steve Rose wanted to be a doctor. WoriuoR as 
a nuree to pay his way throu^ college at the 
Univereity of Kentucky, he took classes in prepa- 
ration for medical school But in the (all of 1967, at 
the height of the Vietnam War. things changed- 

At 19 years old, Rose quit school to volunteer 
for the draft. "T felt responsible to serve the coun- 
try." he says. Rose's older brother was married al 
tjie time and had been drafted to serve in 
Vietnam. Legislalion outlawed mandatory service 
for two brothers so Rose kept his brother out of 
the war by enlisting himself. 

After an intensive 13-week medic training pnr 
gram. Rose went to Vietnam. As an Advenlist, he 
laced a court marshal twice for his observanct.- of 
Sabbath. Both limes, he was exonerated. 

Stationed at an evacuation hospital, lie saw 
heavy fighting on a regular basis. He chose not to 
carry a weapon and was assigned guard duty with 
a flashlight instead. Rose recalls a night that a fire- 
iiglil broke out while lie was on patrol. As the buV 
lels flew past liis head, he remembers being 
unable to duck out of die firing in disbelief that he 
was being shot aL 

Rose remembere tliat firet attack on February 
20 of 1969 as a night pleading witli God. In the ter- 
ror of the moment, he said to God. "HI do any- 
thing if you save me, even if you want me to be a 
preacher." Long after tlie Vietnam War, Rose's 
biirgain witli God became his calling. 

He worited in nursing home adminisd^tion, 
then teaching in Atlanta. Two days shy of his for- 
tieth birthday, Rose knew diat a life of ministry 
called him. He contacted the Kentucky- 
Tennessee conference of Sevendnlay Adventists 
and related his story and calling. 

Rose spent two weeks in training with a pastor. 
Then he began ministerial work for himselt He 
would go on to spend ten years in the Kentucky- 
Tennessee conference. After four years there, the 

coArence made hin, a My ordained minister 
He now woriis near Bimiingtiam. Alabama and 
commutes hvice weekly to Soutliem'scampus for 
classes toward his Mastei's degree. He plans to 
graduate in the spring, , . _, 

Ever since Viemam, Rose has had a heart for 
evangelistic missionary work TOs past summer, 
elder Robert Faulkenburg led a missionary expfr 
dioon to Kenya, Africa. Rose saw the opportunity 
to participate in the evangelistic work. 

To take part in tlie Kenya crusade, Rose had 
to raise $11,000. Tlie cost, in addition to covering 
travel expenses, went toward the necessary 
equipment and materials for evangelistic meet- 
When die conference learned of Rose's sihia- 
tion Uiey offered $5,000 for the cost of audio-visu- 
al equipment widi one stipulation. Upon his 
return from Kenya, Rose agreed to host tiiree 
more evangelistic meetings in Uie Kenhjcky- 
Tennessee conference witii tiie donated equip- 
Now, several montiis on die oflier side of a 
successful evangelistic cmsade in Kenya, Rose is 
conducting meetings at his home church in Pell 
City, Alabama The series began on September 20 
with a large group of local membens as well as 
nonAdventist guests. 

The meetings have given participants fresh 
insights into scripture. Desmond Doss, who 
served as an Adventist medic in WWII and 
received the Congressional Medal of Honor, 
shared his story, inspiring those who attended on 

the second Sabbath of the series. 

Rose plans ti) wrap up the meetings on FriJ 
night, October 25, and will hold a baptism on fc 
26ai for those who decide to join the ChiisZ 
&lth. He is hopeful that the meetings will stirT 
guests who have attended and lead people k 

Pell City's evangelistic meetings and tiie wort 
of Rose are a benchmark of the kind of lifeiij, 
vocation for which Southern Adventist Universit, 
trains its students. 

Close to campus getaways offer 
restful relaxation for busy students 


Rest, one of scripture's time honored 
responses to life's incessant barrage of activ- 
ity, doesn't come easy for college students. 
Numerous factors — stress, chronic pain, 
depression, the use of medications and hor- 
monal imbalances — contribute to insomnia 
in an estimated 40 percent of adults. 
Collegians, with their hectic schedules, com- 
prise a large portion of that percentage. 
People need breaks from our society's fast 
pace. Fortunately for Soutlicrn students, that 
rest is not far away. 

Soutliern University's Garden of Prayer 
was designed and built by Southern's land- 
scape department. Dedicated in November. 
1984. and opened in 1985, it has been a place 
of quiel revival since. Tlie Garden of Prayer, 
situated on Uie Promenade near Miller Hall, 
offers calm surroundings— a haven from 
clamor. Visit tlie garden in the morning or 
evening to experience a restful atmosphere 
efiil setting. 

the locale: 

The park encompasses 263-acres of nar- 
row valleys formerly used as cotton and pas- 
ture land. The site contains a natural land- 
mark, the Blue Hole Spring, which arises 
from beneath a limestone ledge to form a 
deep pool that flows into Mill Creek, a tribu- 
tary of the Conasauga and Coosa River sys- 
tem. The spring was used by the Cherokee 
for their water supply during council meet- 

Southcrn't Gatdea of Ptaycr 

The Imagination Si: „ 

Collegcdalc City Hall. 

Photo by Adam Buck 

Discover a scenic walk that follows a 
stream toward campus behind City Hall in 
CoUegedale. The trail begins at the 
Imagination Station, a park and playground, 
and ends near Soutliern's campus on Apisori 
Pike. Relax at a picnic area or enjoy a walk on 
the paved greenway. Trees will soon display 
their fall colors making October an especial- 
ly pleasant time to take advantage of the river 

For those looking to get a little farther 
away. Red Clay State Historic Park provides 
miles of trails, outdoor picnic areas and a 
beautiful, tranquil environment Red Clay 
State Historic Park is located in the extreme 
southwest corner of Bradley County in 
Tennessee, just above the Tennessee- 
Georgia state line— about twenty minutes 
from CoUegedale. Red Clay also features 
Cherokee Indian artifacts in a historical 
museum and interpretive center The park's 

mcnt/parts/mltlfty says the following about 

offers new 
Sabbath School 

CoUegedale Community SDA Church 
has started a new collegiate Sabbath 
class every Sabbath at 10:30 am. Reed and 
Dana Krause. both nursing teachers 
Southern, lead out in the lesson study and 

'The Krauses do a great job leading out,' 
said Georgia Liles, sophomore long-terai 

Each Sabbath about 15 to 20 collegian^ 
many from Southern, attend the class. "TTiis 
week was the first time I have beeo to 
this Sabbath school. It was really nice." said 
Becky Baerg. senior English major 

The Krauses first got involved by greel' 
ing people for church before becoming lead- 

; for the new class. 

"It is really fun to be here with the stt 
dents. We have also started having kids 
to eat at the house and one time we went 
ing. We would love to do more things like 
that," said Dana Krause. 

Since the beginning, the Krauses have 
been the new class's main leaders, but they 
would love to give others an opporhinity 
do the same. ''We would really like to have 
more leadership and even get thejadj 
involved; everyone is invited," said 

The new collegiate Sabbath school m«E 
on the second floor of the "'" ' 
Community Seventh-day Adventist 
located on Ooltewah-Rini 

Jesus endorsed rest When Jesus' apos 
Ues gathered around him and reported to 
him all they had done and taught, he said to 
them. Xome with me by yourselves to a 
quiet place and get some rest" So they went 
away by themselves in a boat to a sobtary 
place. Jesus' mvitation to rest still stands as 
the antithesis to our culture's busyness 

Take advantage of the opportunities to get 
away and enjoy the rest! 

t Church. 

Meg«n BrowQ aad Dale Southard •« ^ 
the Sabbath School leiion wS*^!j_j(i* 

Thursday, October 24, 2002 

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W. Fri-Chik 
W. Veja-Link 
W. Super Link 
LL Fried Chik'n 
IX Big Frank 
LL Swiss Stake 


W. Fri-Pat 

MS Breakfast Strip 


100% WW Bread 

Alumni Sale 
Saturday night only prices 

October 26, 2002 
Open 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

Size Reg. Sale 

12/20 oz. 35.00 25.00 

12/19 oz, 41.00 29.00 

12/19 oz. 43.00 30.00 

12/13 oz. 35.00 26.00 

12/20 oz. 43.00 30.00 

12/13 oz. 35.00 26.00 

12/9 oz. 
12/5.2 oz. 




Sat. night price 



Alumni Weekend Sale 
October 23-29, 2002 

Canned & Dry Goods 


Reg. Price 

Sale Price 


W. Scallop 

12/20 oz. 




W. Veja Links 

12/20 OZ. 




W. Numete 

12/19 oz. 




W. Vegetarian Burger 

12/20 oz. 




W. Fri-Chik 

12/12.5 oz. 




W. Low Fat Fri-Chik 

12/12.5 oz. 




W. Prime Stakes 

12/12.25 oz 




W. Country Stew 

12/19 oz. 




W. Super Links 

12/19 oz. 




W. Multigrain Cutlets 

12/20 oz. 




LL Big Franks 

12/20 oz. 




LL Fried Chik'n 

12/13 oz. 




LL Linketts 

12/20 oz. 




LL Redi Burger 

12/19 oz. 




LL Swiss Stake 

12/13 oz. 




LL Vege Burger 

12/19 oz. 




LL Tender Bits 

12/19 oz. 




CL Vege Burger 

12/19 oz. 




CL Chili 

12/19 oz. 




CL 3 Grain Pecan Patty 

12/20 oz. 




CL Hostess Cuts 

12/20 oz. 




Vibrant Life Vege-Cuts 

10/19 oz. 




Vibrant Life Vegelets 

12/20 oz. 




Vibrant Life Nut-Loaf 

12/20 oz. 




SF Veggie Dogs 

6/15 oz. 




SF Tender Pieces 

6/14.5 oz. 




SF Soy Bean/Tomato Sauce6/i4.5 oz. 




SF BBQ Soy Sau'ges 

1/15 oz. 




SF Casserole Mince 

6/15 oz. 




SF Veggi Bologna 

6/15 oz. 





W. Fri-Pat 

1^/9 oz. 




W. Prosage Patties 

12/8 oz. 




W. Stakelets 

12/10 oz. 




MS Breakfast Strips 

12/5.5 oz. 




MS Chik'n Vege Pot Pie 

8/9.5 oz. 




MS Meat Balls 

8/10 oz. 





Sprouted Wheat Bread 



100% WW Bread 



Dinner Rolls All 



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Doing Business As The 





















and a Wortliln0n' 
Dinner Roast 

(Max. value $8.50) 






and a Free case 

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Regular or Low Fat 

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See back el card tor authorization signature. 

Justin Kohylka 
,_^ Editorial Editor 


Second Coming could 
come at any time 

Justin Kobvlka 

Have you ever wondered how soon 
Christ would come? It seems that my 
whole life I've been hoping that the 
Second Coming was just around tlie 
corner. Of course, I also hoped that I 
would be able to experiena- all the 
pertts of life here on earth firet. mar- 
riage being the biggest 

One snag I always ran into while 
daydreaming about heaven was the 
fact that my greal-grandparenis lived 
their whole lives beliewng Uiat they 
would see Christ coming before they 
tiied. Surety the also apostles felt that 
the return of Jesus was imminent 

The Advcntist church has rdways 
advocated tliat we are living at the very 
end of eartli's liislury. Evangelistic 
series tout that the "signs of the limes" 
foretell that this earth cannot last much 
longer, and who could disagree? TTiis 
earth seems to be slowly unraveling 
before our very eyes. 

Yel something that bothers me is 
when Iraiimatic events occur, many 
step forwiuri and proclaim that the final 
events in this worid's history are now 
occurring Wliile I believe that's true. 

what do they mran by that?Ten yeare? 
One hundred? 

! believe that the unique message of 
Christ's soon coming is being 
destroyed by datesetting and those 
\\4io try to predict diat which God only 
knows. In essence, by proclaiming the 
nearness of the second coming when 
there are spectacular signs occurring, 
people are led to believe that there is 
plenty of time to sleep when life seems 
normal CThis is one of Satan's greatest 

For a Christian wlio is eagerly 
awaiting Christ's return, the focus is 
not on predicting the exact day or even 
tabulating the signs. The Bible is very 
clear on one thing. Each pereon has 
exactly one lifetime to prepare to meet 
His God. This means that regardless of 
when the second coming occurs. His 
return is "soon" for each of us on an 
individual basis. If you feel like a life- 
time is a lot of lime, 111 refer you to a 
liistory book. Who knows if you or I 
will even have the privilege of serving 
Christ for an entire lifetime? 

Now is the time to connect to Christ 
"so you can look forward to His com- 
ing and stand before Him unasltamed" 
1 Jolin 2:28 

Letters to the Editor 

Oakwood article pro'vided necessary information 

To tlie editor 

I would like to comment quickly on 
something Professor Ruth S. 
WilliamsMorris wrote in last week's 
article. I'm sure tliere are countless 
good tilings lliat happen on tlie cam- 
pus of Oakwood, just like tlicre are 
countless good tilings Uial happen on 
Soutliern's auuiius, tliat are not writ- 

ten in die Accent. Reality tliough (sad, 
but true) is that the majority of the time 
bad news is read news. If there is gun 
bafficldng going on in a aster, brother, 
cousin or even auntie school, this is 
somelliing that is going to be an inter- 
esting read to a lot of people. 
Eduardo Poloche 

Sophomore I^ychology 

Do more than write letters 

but relevant information to students, 
faculty and the community. 

If you want something to change at 
Soutliern, do something! Contact 
administratore and others who have 
the power to change polides you don't 
like. Don't focus on the problem and 
your opinion about it Focus on coming 
up widi solutions. The Accent should- 
n't be the end, only the very beginning 
ifyou want results, 
Angela Jewell 
Senior Social Work 


To tlie editor. 

The Southern Acttm' is a great 
way to be heard, to convey information 
and opinions to otlier students, faculty 
iind community members. Why use 
tlie AccENl' to complain about issues to 
other students, many who feel exactly 
llie same way, but who also liave no 
iwwer to do anything about it> 

Students and otlier contributors 
should use tlie editorial page to enlight- 
en and infonn readers by supplying 
fresh. origin:il ideas and lilde-known 


In die article tided "Resume writ- 
ing workshop begins tomorrow for 
Meet the Firms" printed in the 
October K). 2002 issue, the following 
corrections ni-ed to be noted: 

3ABN and Tlie Quiet Hour will not 
be attending tlie fall Meet the Firms 
event However, organizations such as 
life Talk Radio, Southern Union 
Conference and GeorgiaCumberiand 
Conference will be in attendance. 

Tlie deparbnents and schools list- 
ed as joining Meet the Firms will be 
participating 2nd semester and are 


Anobew Bermudez 
Opin ion ' 

It seems like the most peren- 
nial complaint around campus; 
it's lieard from guys and girls 
alike, in conversations between 
students or in calls home to the 
family. It has even been promi- 
nently stated on certain pages of 
n,„ venerable Accent. 


Regardless of how it is 
or discussed, the general con- 
sensus seems to be that any- 
thing produced on the third 
floor of Wright Hall, with the oft- 
repeated exception of pasta day, 
is unfit for human consumption. 
It would be futile to argue 
that our cafeteria rivals the 
Olive Garden, Cracker Barrel or 
on some occasions even Taco 
Bell. There's a reason we don't 
see many non-students dining 
out at the cafeteria. But 1 think 
the incessant complaining goes 
a little too far. I've tasted far 
more disgusting things than 
Slakelets and mashed potatoes 
or Chinese stir-fry. As a matter 
of fact, I like Stakelets! Just 
remember, the food could be a 

Andrtiv Bermudei 

whole lot less appetizing. No 
college dining hall is ever going 
to be quite like back-home cook- 
ing, or your favorite fine restau- 
rant. At least there's variety; 
that's more than can be said for 
Taco Bell. 

Also, don't forget that some- 
one makes this food. I'm sure 
they hardly notice the com- 
plaints, but it still must not be 

that exciting to cook fooj iJ 
people, only to have the *" 
discussing how much Iheybj,, 

!',"';?,';';'^^ pretty thanfci 

job. Which reminds m 
more little way thai I'd i„,^| 
you can make the cafeieljl 
workers' days just a ,in, J 
brighter; at least say thank; J 
when they give you your phil 
(and for that matter when Hal 
ring you up!) I 

If you just have to coopljjl 
about the cafeteria, thongj 
make your complaints aboui 
prices rather than the f... 
Where else does a small boill 
applesauce cost three or ioM 
dollars? How can they sell a J 
tie bottle of grape juice f«l 
Si. 12, or a pack of cookies fal 
S2.82? We're not paying iijl 
money for the food, and wehmB 
cafeteria minimums anyway,™ 
paying $6 and more for a simM 
meal doesn't seem that painMl 
But if you want to compljitl 
make it about that. Just give M 
poor cooks a break! The foDdi| 
not as bad as it's made ( 


by Justin Kobylka 


Thumbs up to teachers who 
scheduled midterm tests before the 
week of midterm bre-ak. It makes 
things a lot easier when one has 
exams in every class. Fitting five 
or more exams in three day's 
space is very difficult for students 
and teachers. 

Thumbs up to campus sched- 
uling. A couple weeks ago I gave 
this a thumbs down due to a cou- 
ple frustrating but isolated inci- 
dents. I did. however, fail to men- 
tion that keeping this campus run- 
ning smoothly is a very difficult 
job and those in charge do an 

Thumbs down to all those who 
cut in line at the cafeteria. Sure you 
have a schedule to keep, but hey, 
we all do. So have a little consider- 
ation and accept the fact that wait- 
ing in line isn't fun for anyone, 
especially those who have to wait 
longer because they choose not to 
get ahead at another's expense. 

Thumbs down W % 

requu-ed worships this moDjil 
difficuh enough for many «| 
make to all the required *o^ 
a complete month, much e^l 
with a five day break HI' 
take these things into c 

not limited to the ones listed. 

Tlie Meet the Firms organization 
hosted the rfeum^ writing woritshop, 
not just the School of Computing. 

In the class "Preparing to Meet the 
Firms" Dr. jared Bruckner is not the 
only teacher. The deans from all 
schools involved are listed for the indi- 
vidual departments. Most of the class- 
es are woricshops run by guest pre- 

Dr Jared Bruckner is listed as the 
associate dean of die School of 
Computing. He is actually the dean. 

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THURSDAY, October 24, 2002 


The Southern Accent 9 

Growing up to o quickly can cause "TV Sitcom Syndrome" 

There's a growth spurt they feil to tell you 
about, a time of change that goes beyond acne 
and ane spots. No one warns you about the 
blur tliat occurs from 12th grade on. After the 
brunt of adolescence, your life hits a speed- 
way of career choices and marriage opportu- 
nities and it feels like you have to malte all the 
decisions tliat will affect your entire life right 
now. right this second. Before you have time 
to sigh and choose... the moment is gone. 
You feel like you've lost your chance, and lost 
Ihe game" adults are always talking about 
You know.. the game no one has officially 
named, but everyone knows it Some call it 
LOVE, sume call it LIFE. 

Could it be possible that life goes by so fast 
because we are the ones who are rushing? 

I've been pondering the importance of our 

youth vs. our drive to finish "growing up." .^_^_^^^^ 

Tliis seeming cycle of work, childbearing and Title this episode My Ex is GetOng Mamed 
then nursing home depresses me. Playing my role of the token female I went 

Lately my life has seemed to forgo reality through several emotions after he told me the 
and resembles a storyUne off of "Friends." news: shock, becoming seemingly indifferent 

and then sinking in to the evil trap of thinking 
Mad my climb of emotion dealt with the 
typical feelings of jealousy or unrequited love 
i could have dealt with that But my reaction 
to his marriage had Utde to do with our past 
relationship and everything to do xvith aging 
This boy who was a part of my youfli was 
now on his way to become a husband and a 
father Me, well, my responsibilities still 
include homework and my designated dish 
day Yup. I'm basically as un-tied-down as I 
was when I was 19 and he's going to get a 
present for Father's day! It's not a competi- 
bon It s not a race down tiie aisle. But it feels 
like It sometimes, doesn't it ? 

And It's not just him. I look around, and all 
the symbols of my youtii are lading Face it 
folks fliere are people at Southern who don't 
remember when Uii cheaper movie theater 
used to be called the "dollar-fifty." Some shi- 
dents have only called chapel "convocation" 
and don't remember what the Conference 

This IS it for a lot if us - the last legs of col- 

lege. Some people are takmg this last bit of 
time witii gusto and marching down the aisle 
with a ready-made family or have extensive 
career plans ready to greet them after gradu- 
ation. These are all good tilings, but they 
aren't everything. 

I complain about how fast my life is going, 
and how old I am getting and how there is no 
time to do anytiiing I'm starting to think 
about how much of that is my fault Is the 
pressure I feel about getting married and hav- 
ing a perfect job by graduation my fault' 
Maybe it is. Or maybe it's Adventist social 
conditioning; I don't know. No matter where 
the pressure is coming ft-om, I've got to 
remember tiiat if I want to slow my life down. 
It's possible. 1 have to remind myself that I 
don't have to feel trapped in a hectic life. I can 
make time to take a breath and really evaluate 
what I want 1 can live as hurried or peaceful 
as I choose, because it's my choice, my life. 

What are you going to do witii your time ? 
As for me, I'm going to lay off tile tilinking for 

Remember the Sabbath day Leave lovemaking 

for the married 

Ashley Snyder 

I tliink il~s safe to assume that most of us 
are familiar with the fourth commandment; 
therelon-, why do we "forget" it? Surely the 
thought has crossed our minds that many on- 
campus jobs continue throughout the 
Sabbaih Why should shident employees for 
our uniwrsity be asked to work on the Holy 
Day while others rest? Should we support the 
peoplf who prearranged this? 

First, wc need to address the feasibility of 
afiilly-fiinclioning university completely shut- 
^g down for twenty-four whole hours. 
People flo have to eat," many students will 
explain In justify the cafeteria commerce. "We 
need desk workers to operate," faculty may 
cry. Stuflents surely can't figure out a way to 
acquire 1< .„d on their own and to store it to eat 
dunng Uu- Sabbath. Full-blown adults just 
rant simpiv be trusted to arrive back at their 
aorms ai the proper time one day out of each 

Why can't we believe God will provide? 
wtien he struck the rock, water gushed out, 
ana streams nowed abundandy But can he 
also give us food? Can he supply meat for his 
people? - Psabn 78:20. Will God not assist us 
11 order to follow His commands? 

Next, we need to realize that no matter 
Wftat everyone else is doing, we have entered 
""to a covenant \vith our Maker I. for one am 
repidsed by the deception the SDA acade- 
■"lesand universities have caused by eraploy- 

1 of dic- 

ing students on Saturday. We have, however. 
been giffen a choice: We can follow them, or 
we can do things the right way 

In conclusion, we need to start thinking 
for ourselves. Anyone could easily, and hon- 
esdy, label us a bunch of hypocrites. If we 
aren't serious about keeping the Sabbath, 
then why do we call ourselves Seventh-day 
Adventists? If we want to buy and sell on 
Saturday, why don't we just make Soudiern a 
public universify? It's our choice. We are the 
ones supporting this institution. 

I ve made love in the dining 
Olive Garden. I've also ma3e love in my 
grandparent's kitchen, in the Southern 
orchestra room and in die middle of a public 
library I didn't know I was making love at tlie 
time but according to a pamphlet handed out 
in donm worship last week, I was. 

The pamphlet is entitled "101 Ways to 
MA. Love Widiout Doin' It." From the list I 
li ivt previously tried: #20: Go out to eat; #33: 
I iki cookies; #76: Make music together and 
" 4 Go to the library 

1 understand that Campus Ministries were 
trying to make a point "No midnight fling 
without the wedding ring" but I think encour- 
aging people to #60; Give each other sexy 
looks or #94: Play "footsie" as a hold over until 
the anticipated (or dreaded) wedding night, is 
only fanning the Dames. 

Unfortunately, the issue needs to be 
addressed in one way or another because this 
school has a problem. It's a liltie something I 
like to call "Sex crazy fish syndrome," 
Everyone is either thinking or talking about 
sex all the time. Of couree everyone has ques- 
tions, or dare I say a drive, towards die said 

topic, but 

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far. For example: asking the question 
religion class "Is it wrong to have sex on 
Sabbath?" Or while discussing your new 
cross stitching project pondering to your 
friends, "What exactiy is the missionary posi- 
tion?" Or asking in Health for life, "What Rouge, pondered the 
would taking Viagra do to me?" Perhaps you just slated your 

Actually pre-Christian Greek and Roman 
beliefs on the topic are quite conU^ry to what 
we practice today Pythagoras taught that 
harmful to one's healdi and 
ve loss of 
could lead to a man's deadi. Does this 
sound like something you want to do on 
Wednesday nights? 

We need to let go of this topic. Whether 

you have ever checked uito the Moulin 

birth control or 

whether "this is 

really have to wear boots?" 

Sometimes these questions are funny, but 
when you hear the same topic in different cir- 
cles three or four times a day, it makes you 
wonder, why all the hub-bub? Here we are on 
the brink of total independence and die amal- 
gamation of years of incredible education and 

you ti-ust. "Do I really necessary to keep Uie human i 

thoughts are just better 
left unvoiced. Furthermore, you do not need 
to #38 Exercise togedier or #59 Hide love 
notes as a pre-cursor to any direction of polka. 
"Love making" is for the married. So are long 
discussions about sex. 

Adam Kotanko 
Sports Editor 



Week 8 NFL picks 

Ethan Nkana 
Sports Reporte r 
Tennessee vs. Cincinnati 

The Bengals got crushed at the hands of 
the Steelers by 27 points last Sunday, which 
was their sixth straight loss this season, 
Likewise, The Titans can't seem to get any- 
thing going with an injured DE. Jevon Kearse. 
and a dismal 24 record. Eddie George hasn't 
come up big this season, and probably won't 
this Sunday either. But it won't make a dif- 
ference because the Bengals wouldn't have a 
chance even if the Titans didn't show up. 
Who's Hot: Titans' QB. Steve McNair 
VTio's Not Bengals' RB, Corey Dillon 
Pick; Tennessee 

Denver V8. New England 

The Patriots are struggling this season 
with RB Antowain Smith searching for his 
game and the team with an unexpected 
record of 3-3. Denver's QB, Brian Griese, is 
punishing defenses all over the league with 
over 1800 aerial yards this season. TE 
Shannon Sharpe had 214 receiving yards and 
2 touchdowns last Sunday as the Broncos 
beat the Chiefs by 3 points in OT. Look for 
Denver to sneak the win from the defending 
champion Patriots. 
Wlio's Hot: Shannon Sharpe 
Wlio's Not: Pats' RB Antowain Smith 
Pick Broncos 

Indianupolis vs. Washington 

Surprisingly. Washington isn't doing loo 
well tjiis season. Steve Spurrier is making 
frequent changes in the offense lo find Uie 

perfect blend of offensive threats for the 
'Skins. The Colts are coming off a crushing 
Monday night loss to the Steelers. but other- 
wise have been finding a way to win. even 
with the lackluster defense they have. This 
game is pretty evenly matched, but the Colts 
are going to seal the win late in the game. 
Who's Hot Colts' Kicker Mike Vanderjagt 
Who's Not Steve Spurrier 
Pick: Indianapolis 

Oakland vs. Kansas City 

Oakland QB Rich Canon is having a stellar 
season, amassing over 2000 yards just 7 
weeks in. QBs around the league throw for 
over 300 yards against the Chiefs on a regular 
basis, which would explain their iast-place 
ranking in pass defense. The NFL's leading 
passing team vs. the NLF's worst pass 
defense? However, the Chiefs offense has 
been putting up points and yards too. so 
expect this to be a shootout that could have 
huge divisional implications later. 
Who's Hot Raiders' QB Rich Canon 
Wlio's Not Kansas Ci^ fans 
Pick: Raiders 

Philadelphia vs. NY Giants 

Last season Philadelphia beat the Giants 
twice, once by 3 points, and the other by a sin- 
gle point, and then won the NFC East 
Championship. Needless to say. the Giants 
are quite bitter and are going to give the 
Eagles a run for their money this Sunday 
Tliis is definitely the "Game of the Week". 
Whaf s Hot The Giants/Eagles Rivalry 
Who's Not The Giants' offense 
Pick: Philadelphia 

Team Nafie pulls ahead in tourney 


i'or tin- third straight year, Team Nafie 
claimed bnigging rights for Soutliern's golf 
intramural league, llie tournament was set up 
witli four sets, called grou]) rankings, of players, 
one from each learn, llie players in each group 
rankuigs pl.iyi-d each other and won points for 
die team according lo tlieir ranldng witliin llieir 
group. Tlie wimuT of wich group received four 
iminls; second place llu-ee jwints; tliird place 
two; and last one. Team Nafie Captain Matt Nafie 
sat out tlie final match in an unselfish show of 
team supiiort and allowed another teammate to 
lake his spot in Uie closely contested champi- 
onship, llie final a-ore sjiw Team Nafie pull out 

the win over Team Nudd. Ron Reading lead the 
way in tlie th'u'd group ranking, tying for first 
place, which contributed 3 points to team Nafie. 
In tlie second ranked group, Alex King of Team 
Nudd out-shot his competitors and shot tiiree 
birdies in his fir^t place finish which snagged 
four points for his team. However, Jeff Morris 
hung in to win second place in the group, which 
gave Team Nafie three points. It came down to 
the lop ranked grouping with Chadd Watkins 
scoring second in the group and winning the 
tournament with the tliree points from that fin- 
ish. The final breakdown of the golf intramural 
championsliip was Nafie-12 points, Nudd 42 
ixiints, Pak ■ 11 points, and Castelbuono - 4 

Chargers edge out Bangerz 

Nate Bnw 

wide receiver Cody Chastain collided with a 
Bangerz player. Cody sat out the rest of the 
game but will be ready to go in the next 
Chargers game. 

With only minutes left 
Chargers confidently 


Midway through the second half, the 
Chargers suffered ;ui unfortunate blow when 

Fantasy Football Update: 

C. DeGrave takes on Horricks, 34-7 

Team C .DeGrave showed why they are the 
team to beat in Women's A League Football on 
Monday night, beating Team Horricks 34-7 in a 
game that was much closer than the score. 
Team Horricks began with the ball, but stalled 
after gaining a first down. Team C. DeGrave then 
took only a few plays to get the ball dovm the field 
where Loida Feliz, C. DeGrave's stellar quarter- 
back, ran it in for the score. With the extra point 
good, the score was 7-0. Team C. DeGrave's 
defense took over the next drive, stopping the 
Team Horricks first three plays before Nikie 
Mathis intercepted a Jenny Micheff pass and 

returned it for a touchdovm, making the scttil 
13-0. However, Team Horricks bounced baijL 
Jessica Horricks turned a short pass fiT)mJeinl 
Micheff intoa fantastic touchdown for a scwtijl 
13-7. That remained until midway tl 
second half when Team C. Degrave pulled jsM 
on a trick option play by Loida Feliz, who tooklsl 
ball in for her second rushing TD of the n^l 
Team Horricks's next series ended in anottel 
interception return for a toui^hdown, this tinKljB 
Kristy Rodrigue. A late touchdown pass by kiil 
Feliz ended the scoring for the night and pM 
Team C .Degrave an undefeated record dii 
two game lead for first place in Women's if 
League FootbaL 

Welcome Alumni! 

Plan to visit the ABC while you'rel 
here on campus. We have special 
Alumni Weekend sales available! 

Monday night football was heated and 
intense as the underdog Chargers, witli a 1-2 
record, managed to squeeze out a win over 
the 3-1 Bangerz. The game went back and 

fortli in a deadlock (>*> lie until late in tlie sec- *' — " "" ""-"^ sci^unus ku m 
ond half when the Chargers made the final ^""'^ ^^' *^>' stormed the end zone for the 
final touchdown AliVimmV, ti,^ 

I the game, the 
;hed down the 

field. With twelve seconds left and the 

final touchdown. Although the extra point 
was no good, it proved to be enough as Team 
Chastain had no dme for a comeback. 

I. Darren Minder. Ranelle Dunn, and Amanda Bolejack n 
isy Football prize after the NFCs week 7. 

Extended store hours for your 


Friday 8:30 - 4:00 

Saturday night 8:00 - 10:30 

Sunday 10:00 - 5:00 

THURSDAY, October 24, 2002 

The Southern Accent 1 1 

campus chatter 

Week of: October 2.5 - November 1 


Calendar of Events 


12:3np Southern Golf Classic - The Bear Trace, Harrison B 

6:54p Sunset 

Vespers-Mike Fulbright (Church) 
Birthdays: Clarice Esquilla, Eve Ghulam. Jennifer Jeffries, 
Juny lizardo-Ramos, Kenneth Gulfan, Lillie Simon 


' Church Service-Harold Cunningham 

The Third - Lynell LaMountain (Des) 
11:30a Church Service - Harold Cunningham 

Jennifer LaMountain Concert (Church) 
Evensong (Church) 
7:00p Alumni Art Exhibit (Brock Art Gallery) 

Comedian - Carl Hurley (lies) 
Birthdays: Ashley Lynes, Brooke Bailey, Cambria Wehtje, 
Keith Pulfer. Yoamny Feliz, Mr. Robert Broome, Dr. Jared 
J Bruckner, Mrs. Eva Buttermore, Ms, Jacque Cantrell, Mrs. 1 

f Clouzet, Mrs. Sharon Munger 


haylighi Saving Time ends- Set clocks back one hour 
Mventist Accrediting Association Visiting (Oct. 27-30) 
pOa Business Alumni Breakfast (Dining Hall) 

iOiOOa Endowment Donor Brunch (Dining Hall) 

i:45p Fall Festival transporUtion begins (Wright Hall) 

. SA FaU Festival (Griffin Farm) 

Birthdays: Brian Henning, Christine Jenson, Hilda 
Thordarson, Jake Sanchez, Kelley Lockman, Mark Tabarrejo, 
Paul Yi. Russ Cwodzinksi, Shane Faw, Tim Simmons, Dr Kevin 
Brown, Mrs. linda Owen 

Adventist Accrediting Association Visiting 
University Assembly 
Put Your Body In Motion (Dining Hall) 
Career Decision-Making Workshop (Student Center 
:ir Room) 

Birthdays: Amy Naus, Brad Hyden, Byron Schurch, Jordona 
Druitt, Kenia Rodriguez. Nick Buchholz, Stanley Allen, Veliska 


Adventist Accrediting Association Visiting 

11:00a & 6 p Study Skills Seminar (Student Center Seminar Room) 

7:00p Joint Worship - Campus Ministries (Thatcher) 

Birthdays: Ashley Rego, Elizabeth Rengifo. Leonard Moses, 
Tadaatsu Miyade. Tanner Smith, Yioleta Mondragon, Dr. Art 
Richert, June Walter 

Wind Symphony Tour (Oct.30-Nov.3) 

Birthdays: Jill Monterde, Kat Ledford, Ryan Vega, Reyji 



last day to drop a class and automatically receive a "W 
I Convocation ■ Missions (Church) 

Birdidays: Anthony Botticelli, Ashley Sanders, Brian John, 
Eldine Rada, Elizabeth Sanders, Jennifer Wentworth, Kendy 
Smith. Scott Watson, Mrs. Darlene Williams 



'ols through 


■IS Weekend (Nov. 1-2} 

•rdcriug December Graduation Announcements-Campus Shop or 



Vespers-Marilyn Laszlo (Church) 
Birthdays: Amy Pittman, Bill Levin. Caroline Marceau. Derek 
-Vraitage, James Kim. TyAnn Jeffries, Dr. Henry Kuhlman. 
Kim Mitchell, Mrs.Laurie Minner, Douglas ValmonI 


workshop: If you would like to learn 
about your vocational personality 
type and the kind of career that 
promises tlie most satisfaction and 
happiness, call the Counseling 
Center at 2782. The workshop is 
Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. in the 
Student Center Seminar Room. 

ical students: The recruiters from 
Loma Unda University will be on 
campus the first week of November 
Call the Counseling Center at 2782 
to set up your appointment. 

EVENSONG: This week 
Evensong will be located in the 
church at 6:30 pm. 


ends: Do not forget to set your 
clocks back one hour on Sunday, 
October 27. 

DO YOU LIKE IMAX movies?? 

Come by the Student Services office 
or the Residence Hall front desks to 
sign-up for the FREE showing of 
"IMAX: Space Station 3D" down- 
town on Saturday, November 2. 
Deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, 
October 29 by noon. Transportation 
will be provided. Tickets will be 
given out beginning at 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday night in front of Wright 
Hall, and they must be picked up by 
7:45 p.m. Call 2484 with any ques- 

Campus Ministries.. 

Would you like to purchase record- 
ed tapes of Walter Pearson's Week 
of Prayer? Each tape costs S3,28 
and has two programs/sermons on 
it. The complete set of 8 pro- 
grams/sermons with four tapes 
costs $13.11. 

GODencounters invites young 
adults to retreat Young adults, ages 
18-35, are especially invited to the 
GODencounters Retreat, November 
8-10 at Camp Kuiaqua, High 
Springs, Florida. "Living Lives of 
Worehip" is this year's theme for the 
weekend sponsored by the Florida 
Conference Young Adult Ministries 
department Registration informa- 
tion is available online at 
hjip 7/www.G '^n^"fnnnters.Qrg 

> 11: OOfiJ'^J-iri'il 

)r by calling 386454-1351. 

Clubs & Departments... 

conducting a "Chemistry Makes 
Cleaning Possible" collection drive 
in recognition of National 
Chemistry Week. This drive will run 
from Tuesday, October 29 through 
Tuesday, November 5. Donations of 
household cleaning and personal 
hygiene products can be dropped 
off in the collection boxes located in 
tlie residence halls and the chem- 
istry office. Donations will be given 
to the Samaritan Center at the 
drive's conclusion. We appreciate 
your support. 

"PUT YOUR BODY in motion" 
The Kick-Off event wll be held on 
Monday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. in 
the Dining Hall. 

going caving on Saturday, October 
26 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. If you 
are a Missionary Kid and would like 
to go, please contact Boaz at or call 396- 

Alumni Weekend... 

24-27! All tlie students are invited to 
attend any or all of these events. 

Meet the Firms, Friday, 
October 25, 2 ■ 5 p.m. (Collegedale 
Church Fellowship Hall) Alumni 
and friends of Southern meet cur- 
rent students to discuss careers, 
employment, interviews, network- 
ing, mentoring, and more. If you 
would like to inquire about your 
company being represented next 
year e-mail 

ALUMNI VESPERS. 8:00 p.m. 
(Collegedale Church) Michael T. 
Fulbright, '88, speaker 

Sabbath, October 26. 9;00 & 11:30 
a.m. {Collegedale Church) Harold 
Cunningham, '77, speaker 

THE "raiRD, 10:00 a.m. a'es 
PE. Center) Lynell LaMountain, '89, 

2:0{M:00 p.m. Saturday October 26. 
(Lynn Wood Hall) Memorabilia 
from Southern's long history of the 
Volunteer Fire Department will be 
on display on the second floor. 


concert. 4:00 p.m. Saturday. October 
26, (Collegedale Church) Recording 
artist and Southern alum Jennifer 
UMountain will perform her 
newest concert tour Abundantly. 

which explores Christ's promise for 
a happy and significant life through 
Him. Come and worship as she 
returns home to Tennessee for this 
alumni concert We will also take 
this opportunity to salute Southern 
alumni and former students who 
have volunteered for the service of 
humanity. Join us for this meaning- 
ful and inspirational program. 

Gallery Opening: The School of 
Visual Art & Design will host the 
gallery opening of former student 
Marta Grentz Wetmore ('01) on 
Sahirday, October 26, from 7-8:30 
p.m. Tlie Alumni show will present a 
wide selection of uniquely-styled 
portraiture, ranging from expres- 
sionistic to conceptual. The collec- 
tion, entiUed "Inner Reflections" will 
remain on display in Brock Gallery 
for two weeks. 

CARL HURLEY. Comedian! 
8:00 p.m. (lies RE. Center) 
Carl Hurley is die most humorous 
professor in America, Drawing 
from his roots in the tradition of 
such other American humorists as 
Andy Griffith and Garrison Keillor, 
Huriey delights his audiences widi 
his reflections on life as viewed by a 
native of Appalachia. Part of a family 
of natural-born storytellers from the 
hills of Laurel County. Kentucky, 
Hurley combines his innate skills as 
a yarn-spinner with the expressive- 
ness of a great comic actor. 

Student Association... 

and celebrate auhimn on Sunday, 
October 27 at 6:00 p.m. The Student 
Association has planned a great 
evening full of fun! This event will 
take place at Griffin Farm. 
Transportation will begin to leave 
from Wright Hall at 5:45 p.m. and 
will continue throughout the 

DEEP SABBATH: There will 
be an all-day Sabbadi program at 
Oakwood College on Saturday, 
November 2. Come to the SA Office 
to sign-up! Transportation will be 
provided. This will be a great oppor- 
tunity to get to know students in 
other schools! 


involved and be creative during SA 
Spirit Week. November 4-8. Keep 
your eyes open for more informa- 

NEED A JOKER' If you still 
have not received your Joker, you 
may come to the SA Office to pick it 



12 The Southern Accent^ 

Mary Nikityn 
Humor Editor 

THE Humor 

Television and the marrying kind 

-L^-'-*-^-'*-^*^-^^-' „„„^ Which, with the an,ount of class 

Being at home c 

;r midterm has remind- 

cu ...^ u.-. ..- a lot by not having TV 

around here. I often feel entirely cut off from 
the culture of our day: no Comedy Central, 
no Cartoon Network, no ESPN 2... Yeah, my 
little brother controls all the TVs at home. 
But really, at school. I miss all of the fun 
Learning Channel shows that could be so rel- 
evant to Southern life and add so much to my 
education. 1 for one should think that 
Campus Ministries would be highly in favor of 
making sure that we were all able to watch 
the network that brings America "A Wedding 
Story" and "A Baby Story" 

If we went one step further and let the film 
students create Southern's own TV station, 
we could not only use it to broadcast classical 
music all day and night witli film of the 
orchestras, but also to produce our own edu- 
cational television programming. Can't you 
jusl imagine "A Campus Safety Story." with 
special guest I'Mk Avant? We could follow 
an officer on his dally patrol as he responds to 
our campus's needs, writing tickets 
;likI,. urn.., writing more tickets. What about 
■"A Corivnialiiiti Slory"? The cameras would 
(loiuiiiciillln'i-xpiTlence of one student as he 
or slir l;iunliL-(i (while singing along with Ken 
Hugcrs) ,111(1 cried (whJli- standing in line for 

Mary enjoys watching The Incredible 
Hunk, er. Hulk between A Dating Siory 
and A Baby Story. 

pasta). ■ Then there's "A Vespers Story," 
where a guy and a girl have the most exciting 
evening of their week getting dressed up, sit- 
ting next to each other during Vespers and 
going back to their respective rooms an hour 
later. Gives me chills just thinking about it. 
(No. really, do you know how flimsy some of 
those dress-up clothes are nowadays?) This, 
obviously, would lead to copyright problems 
though, because we would almost certainly 
need to follow it up with "A Wedding Story" 
and TLC already owns the concept Perhaps 
we could cut a deal, though. We do, after all, 
have a very different angle on weddings than 
does Tl.C, First of all, it's a much longer 

story Observe. 

Cut to the lavm of Taylor Circle. The ^..- 
era swmgs in on a family taking their five 
; ear-old son up the steps of Wright Hall to 
meet a smilmg, poufy-haired Gordon Bietz. 
They shake hands. The child is so excited, m 
fact, that he .hakes all over. What a little 
future theology major! Anyway, the camera 
then focuses in on a similar family, only this 
one with a httle girl wearing a nurse's cap. 
But that s not all' As the camera pans, we see 
the whole lawn flooded with families, each 
smilingly bringing their children up to Wright 
Hall to meet Dr. Bietz and enroll for the year 
2015. It looks almost like a "send-your-kids- 
for-them" cult, but we all know it isn't It's 
multiculhjral: they still arrange marriages in 
^dia. and this is just much more efficient. Ifs 
The American Way, Southern style. 

Not that I have any objections to marriage, 
although I'd like to remind everyone that they 
MAY NOT get married during the school 
term and that they absolutely MUST go to 
Campus Ministries and arrange for counsel- 
ing before doing so at any other time. 1 would 
definitely like to be the marrymg Idnd at 
some point in my life (And I fully assume that 
I will have to be; my grandmother consistent- 
ly spells my name with t\vo r's.). It's just that 
I'd kind of like to be the graduating kind first. 

Which, with the amount of classes 
take between now and the end of next . I 
isn't looking altogether promising in J 
itself. However. I beUeve in the instituiionL 
marnage. 1 believe it's a system used J 
many students to get out of the dorms. Ijkl 
beheve it's a good opportunity to wearatai 
dress (for the gu-ls. anyway) and ihatameil 
to me. It's all relative, I suppose, Excal 
when it comes to TVs. The administrajl 
will tell you that TVs in the dorms would J 
universally bad. Television is a great dish 
tion and has little redeeming value. EveaiL 
watching "A Wedding Story" would increj 
student marriages and thus the next gepajl 
don of enrollment, students at Southml 
should not have TVs at school, Excejrt, J 
course, in Southern Village, But 1 supposel 
the seniors are still over there and unmanieiL 
they must need all the encouragemenl IM 
can get. 

Eve7t if she's still only a junior p. 
major, Mary Nikityn has her reasons, 
glad about the TVs in Southern Village. : 
just not telling yoil what they a 

Please Don't Tell Me to Smile 

Rob Yohh 

I '-111' II' U'jllijims, this is your fault. 

\ I ' nil Ml! ihc School of Computing on 
,1 iinl.iv iini loo different from any other, 
((■xci'[)l I'm in Ihe School of Computing, 
where 1 only go to turn in homework for 
some wide-eyed computing major who 
loves data structures but hates sunlight to 
pour over and dissect or lo escape a pack of 
hungry art education majors), the wonder- 
ful Mrs. Williams, who has spoken iiary a 
word in my direction in the four years I've 
attended Southern, suddenly feels the need 
lo converse with me. 

"SMILE!" she cries, in the same tone of 
voice that the average person would use to 
dissuade their small child from sticking 
their hand in a blender or, on a field trip to 
the Wliitc House, push a shiny red button 

Despite Mrs. Williams' clear instruc- 
tions, the precise chemical reaction 
between the brain and the facial muscles 
required to make the ends of my mouth 
ascend laterally fails to occur. In fact, virtu- 
ally all knowledge of how to react has failed 
me. and all 1 can do is stare vacantly back at 

Not content with the damage done with 
her first projectile. Mrs, Williams fires 
again, "You scowl a lot!" she says. 

Being a former humor editor and accom- 
plished wordsmith. I will not simply take 
this affront to my nature. I quickly retaliate 
with the one-liner I've been saving for just 
this situation. 


I'm sure that even Clint Eastwood has 
been stared iJown once m his life. 

Now. in the weeks since 1 slowly backed 
oul of the School of Computing on Ihal 

dark, dreadhil morning. I've taken plenty of 
time to ponder what was said in this alter- 
cation (upper-division Enghsh classes are 
good for something. 1 mean, other than 
make everything, including a sunrise, sub- 
jective). My pondering has left me with a 
few quesUons: 1) When I'm just walking 
somewhere, focused on a task, do 1 frown 
unconsciously? 2) And if so. am I still less 
pleasant to look at than your average com- 
puting major? and 3) Why do people fike 
Mr^. Williams tell me to smile, instead of 
askmg me why I'm not? 

I've been instructed to smile on other 
occasions, by various people. 1 can recall 
taking a trip off campus a year or so ago 
and. upon my return, while hauling in a 

piece of luggage that was causing my whole 
lower back to spasm, a happy-faced com- 
munity member stepped out of the front 
door of Talge, looked at me and said. 

When 1 tracked our happy-faced commu- 
nity member down later that evening, I 
asked for clarification. "Oh. I just thought 
that you should smile more often," he said. 
In that instance," 1 had a one-liner prepared. 

"I was carrying a heavy bag. Maybe I 
would have smiled if you'd gotten the door 
for me." Our happy-faced community mem- 
ber was happy to see me go after that 

I also sometimes wonder, if Mrs. 
Williams were to have asked me why I was- 
n't smiling, how would I have responded? 
"Well ma'am, the plight of the Kurdish 
tribes in Northern Iraq is never far fi-om my 
mind" might have been one reply, "^ell 
ma'am, I've got a pulled muscle in my right 
calf, and surprisingly, walking from Brock 
to here didn't help it," would have been 
another But I personaUy like to think that 
I'd have said, "Well, ma'am. I'm trying to 
graduate in December, but apparentiy fill- 
ing all my journalism requirements and 
having a B+ average isn't enough. I have to 
know how to prepare spreadsheets, also, 
just for the near-infinitesimal chance that 
I'll actually use it after December." 

And that's when I reach my conclusion. 
Some people don't want to know how you're 
feeling. They just want you to hide how 
you're feeling while they're around. Maybe 
if I write enough of these articles, these 
people will stop talking to me. 

Rob York, senior communications major 
mtght be smiling on the inside. Did you ever 
think of that? u you ever 

Top Ten 
Gordon Bietz 
collector's itemsl 

by Rob York 

10. Signed baseball thrown c 

pitch at various area minor l( 

9. His Rotary Club pin 

8. Autographed copy of his very first sf- 1 

7. Complete and uncut version olFenlo I 

6. Laminated copy of his disserlalio»li«| 
Andrews I 

5. Retired, faithful blue deknovmasTBl 

Other Cynthia" f 

4. The Dr. Bietz action figure, compltl' I 
with D.Min degree and FitZone meoito | 

3. Secret "Cafeteriagate" taped am 
Uons between Bietz and Earl Evans 
2. Transcription of SAroundtable 4*1 
sion, wondering just what Dr Bieli s »" I 

color was in his youtii .,i 

1. Blue print of the Biology DeparWMj 
failed attempt to create "Min " "" 

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Missionary at vespers Page : 



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rOT.LEGEDALE, TENNESSEE -^ ■fc^ 1 .*, .m.^.^ ^-X X-/X ^ A. 



Volume ^58, Issue 8 

SA Fall Festival deemed a success 

Rachel Bostic/Su; 

E Thude 


1 Association held their annual Fall 
FestMl Sunday at Gnffin Farm Student 
Assoiidliim SoLial Vice President Paul 
Hoovtr (stimates there were between 700 
and 750 people m attendance 

"It was a great success," said Hoover. 

Between hayrides. bonfires, free food and 
a bluegrass band, students had plenty to 
entertain themsekes. 

But one of the most surprising elements 
was the -mechanical" bull ride Hoover found 
in a calaing -|| saw it and said] we've got to 
getthal'- said Hoover 

The nde consisted of a stuffed "bull" in the 
center of an inflatable mat. Four people pulled 
on wires attached to the bull to make it jump 
around like a true bucking bronco. "It was 
awesome,- said Tabor Nudd, a junior health 
major He was one of the many that tried to 
™y on the bull while SA President Jared 
Hiurmon and othere pulled on the wires. 

True bluegrass music was provided by the 
ige Mountain Band. They're pretty big in 
.''•Sbluegrass circle," said Hoover The band 
med old favorites like "Dueling Banjos" 

while about 150 shidents line-danced. "I'm 
really bad at (dancing]. So I free-styled. I 
diought it was fun and a good idea," said 
Angela Palmer, sophomore English major 

"I diink [die band] was really good. I think 
they sounded very talented," said Gillian 
Cooper, junior religion major 

Hoover said Uiat there were some obsta- 
cles in planning the Fall Festival. •nVeather 
could have been a big problem," he said, " But 
it didn't start to rain until we started putting 
covers on die hay bales [after everyone left!. 
The Lord never ceases to amaze me." 

A potentially dangerous incident widi the 
hayrides also miraculously left no one injured. 
"Some ofthehorsesgot spooked by a tractor 
and ran into a car. Fortunately no one was 
hurt," said Hoover The owner of the wagon 
managed to cahn the horses down and it was 
his vehicle the hordes hit. The horses are 
fine," Hoover added. 

Hoover would like to thank Oie SA Senate 
Social Activities Committee for all Uieir help. 

The next SA social event is die Talge Hall 
Open House on December 8. Men's Club will 
provide the tour of die mens' residence and 
SA will provide refreshments. 

Campus Safety investigates 
attack on female student 

The Collegedale Police Department 
and Campus Safely are still investigating 
an attack that was made on a female stu- 
dent more than two weeks ago. 

At approximately 6:40 p.m. on October 
14, a female student was attacked while 
jog^ng alone on Industrial Drive, The 
assailant attempted to drag her into his 
(ruck but was unsuccessful. Garrett Nudd, 
in a mass email to students and faculty. 
said she fought back and convinced him to 
leave. Officials do not believe the individ- 
ual attends Southern. 

Campus Safety Director Eddie Avant 
said that Campus Safety has "been on the 
lookout for the vehicle" since the incident 
happened. They have followed up on sev- 

the ( 

them." said AvanL 

Avant adds that the investigation is not 
closed. "V/e're still gatliering info, trying to 
get with her again to talk about some new 
information that's come up," he explained. 

If a student, male or female, feels they 
are in an unsafe situation on campus after 
dark, they may call Campus Safety for an 
escort. Campus Safety may be reached 24 
hours a day. seven days a week at 3390. 

Tliatcher Hall is sponsoring a self- 
defense workshop on Mondays and 
Wednesdays for the next two weeks. Guest 
teachers Gail and Jeff Francis will teach 
basic self-defense. The class costs $25. 
Contact Kassy Krause by Friday, 
November 1. to join. 









P. 4 

Russian art on 

display at Cress 

Gallery, Page 4 

The means by which we live have 
outdistanced the ends for which 
we live. Our scientific power has 
outrun our spiritual power We 
have guided missiles and mis- 
guided men. 

Martin Luther King. Jr 

Chemistry for Everyday 
Life added to spring 

Ministerial candidate interviews 
display different hiring procedures i 


JuuE Clarke 

Staff REPoinT,R 

The chemistry department h: 
recently added a new class to 
Iheir schedule. Startmg next 
semester. Chemistry of Everydav 
Life will be offered as stience 
credit for non-health and science 

This new class will be a little 
different from other ones offered 
It will be geared to Ulking about 
regular science, underbtandinK 
chemistry in everyday life and 
decision-making involving chem 
istry. Also, labs will be incorporal 
ed into class time rather than hav 
ing a separate lab at another time 
during the week. 

Dr. Rhonda Scott-Ennis, chair 
of the chemistry department, will 
be leaching this course. "My 
impression was students didn't 
see Survey of Chemistry as a true 
general course," said Scott-Ennis. 
Chemistry of Everyday Life 
will be offered during the spring 
semester on Tuesdays and 
Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 
p.m. The class will entail such 
things as using baking soda and 
vinegar for a chemical reaction, 
learning why laundry detergent 
works, seeing what food additives 
are and studying the chemistry in 
sports materials. In addition to 
those topics, students will also be 
able to pick other ones they're 
interested in studying. 

"I feel it's important for stu- 
dents to understand the chem- 

when the church hiring has a partic- 

ROB York ular ethnicity that is dominant in the 

Managing EpnpR . church's congregation. 

Visits to Southern by different .^ church that's looking for an 

church conferences to interview .^^^^^ ^^ pybijc evangelism expe- 

ministerial candidates have revealed ^^^^^ jj, ^ church thafs all-white 

different hiring practices that have ^^^^.j ^^ j^^ an inexperienced Latino 

confused some theology students. ^^^ ^ family." Likewise, an all-Latino 

The Potomac Conference of ^.j^y^ch will not look for a white r ' 

ers, or I could end up with ^. 
English speaking church " he =!■ 
"But I think that mainly the ir^^l 

to hire ministers for Enghsh-s^l 
ing churches, so it may n*- " 

Senior theology m; 
Mertins interviewed 

major Ja«j| 

Potomac Conference 1 

with 1^1 

ing Chemistry for Everyday Life 

istry of their life environment," 
said Scott-Ennis. She went on to 
say the course would not be strict- 
ly an environment class but would 
discuss how chemistry works 
overall. Scott-Ennis said she 
wants this to be a practical class 
that non-health and science 
majors will enjoy. 

Students seem happy with the 
idea. "I'm glad they're offering 
another option for a science, con- 
sidering I'm not a health major," 
said Abby Ramirez, sophomore 
business major. 

Although the class is not in 
Southern's catalogue yet, it will 
be on the semester schedule of 
classes for spring 2003. 
Preregistration for the spring 
ns November 4 and 

nth-day Adventists 
pus last Thursday to uii 
islenal candidates &aid Ron Ctouzet, 
dean of the school of religion. 
However the School of Religion 
jnly informed those students that 
the conference wanted to interview. 

The Potomac Conference noti- 
fied the School of Religion only one 
day m advance before their repre- 
arnved on campus to 
which Clouzet called 
unusual "file conference had 
used recommendations to form a list 
of candidates they wanted to talk to, 
he said. 

"I really argued for the confer- 
ence to interview more students," 
he said. The Potomac Conference 
did not return the Southern 
Accent's calls by press time. 

"Potential employers can inter- 
view whoever they want," Clouzet 
said. The majority of the confer- 
ences see everybody who signed up. 
From time to time it happens that 
some conferences don't even want 
to interview, they just call me and 

Most conferences who are selec- 
tive in who they will consider have 
logical reasons for there stipula- 
tions, Clouzet said. "There are often 
conferences where there are indi- 
viduals who will not fit in certain 
churches, and if they interviewed 
everybody it would be a waste of 
some students' time. Often confer- 
will be selective, but usually 

isterial candidate, Clouzet said, of four conferences he has spok- 

Generally, conferences no longer with this semester. Mertins,, 

make marriage a prerequisite for unaware that the conference 1^ 

hiring, he added. "I have heard of made specifications as to whomtla 

conferences where all things being would interview, 

equal (between two candidates] "I had no idea," Mertins J 

they will hire a married person," he "My understanding was thatanym 

said. who was a candidate could signij 

The School of Religion did not '^ — ■"-- '- ■ ' 

inform students of the selective 
nature of some conferences' hiring 

practices, but a training session vras 
held earlier this semester during 
which students could have learned 
about how conferences hire. Two- 
thirds of [ministerial candidates] 
didn't show up." Clouzet SEud. 

Senior theology major Manny 
Vela was one of the candidates not 
informed of the Potomac 
Conference's arrival, and ques- 
tioned Clouzet about the event 
"Initially, I just wondered about why 
it was tiiat vray," Vela said. 

After discussing the matter with 
Clouzet, Vela felt he understood the 
policies better. "1 felt like Td heard 
what 1 needed to hear," Vela said. 
Vela is unsure of whether or not he 
will be picked up by a conference. 

"If s a lot different for a theology 
major seeking a job," he said. "[!] 
have a call to minister. I may not get 
a call from a conference, but there 
are other forms of ministry. You just 
have to rely on God." As a theology 

There was some gossip that ital 
wanted unmarried guys, but ihjl 
was just gossip." 

Mertins was only asked ioM 
how his own beliefs fit with litl 
Adventist church and got n 
tion from the conference during^ 
interview that he \ 
because of age or ethnicity, he sail 
"I was asked about theological !» 
ings, and about how I viewed EDal 
White. They made : 
believe in the immortality offti 
soul," he s 

Clouzet said that confereottB 
had a different policy for ir 
when he graduated from 1 
Ljnda University i 
was a draft system of sorts," he sail 
"All the conference presidents a 
[to the university] at the s 
Once all the conference presidfflj 
had interviewed all the Candidas 
they discussed and negotiated «ii| 
they wanted t< 

Individual conference presida^ 
would pick a ministerial c 
that they wanted to hire and la 

major who is fluent in both English the other presidents of their s^ 
and Spanish, Vela could possibly tion, Clouzet said. If n 

The Southern Accent 

t»,™,,.MiiUh™-i. u J ft;™ " have a wider range of job opportuni- conference wanted the- same raJ 

they willlet me know ahead of tmie. .. ,, . . . , ,. , , . ^i. < .,^c ^unnld nffl 

-I i..,.iK, .»,. ..^;fi«K, ;. „.>,„:.;. fes than mmistenal candidates who date, the conferences would ne^ 


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'Usually the specificity is ethnici- 
ty, age or experience," Clouzet said. 
Those instances in which a confer- 
ence is specific on ethnicity are 

only know ( 

"Georgia Cumberland 

Conference could pick me up for 
their Latino ministry, and then I'd 

ate, Clouzet said. "In a sense, B 
[system] sounds worse," Ctom 

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 

Eclass offers syllabi online 

Ti IE Southern Accent 

" The eclass website now offers syllabi 
online for students. Eclass, or WebCT, is a 
network of syllabi programmed to allow 
each student access to his or her sp.ecifk 

The first time a student logs on, he will 
need to access the "help" area in order l.. 
■ discern his username. The username ami 
J are the same for the first login 
immediately after logging in, student^ 
must change their password before contin 
' uing. Once the password has been changed 
and the student has logged in again, he will 
be able to view all of his classes and the syl 
labi for them. 

Unfortunately, many students have y^-i 

3 hear of or use eclass. "What is it?" says 

1 Heidi Tompkins, a sophomore English 

not surprised at the lack of knowl- 
aid Merlin Wittenberg, director of 
I educational technology services. Though 
have tried to notify the students 
I through various means, such as handouts 
and held a seminar in the cafeteria banquet 
I hall during lunch for a week. We gave away 
f money and free food yet only a handful out 
of the student body came in to find out 
about Eclass and why we were publicizing 

Then there are those who simply 
haven't used it. "For those who have not 
used eclass there are some dos and don'ts 
that are especially important to know," said 
Wittenberg. "First is that to print some- 
thing right click on the middle of the page 
and click on the print icon. This will print 
thf whi.ile page and not just the title "web- 
site". Second, to move to a previous page 
don't use the back & forward keys in the 
Internet tool bar, but use the index at the 
top of the WebCT page. Third, a student 
account does not have access to change 
any of the class schedules so if there is a 
problem please call the Eclass office at 238- 
. Most problems take only a matter of 
ites to fix over the phone." 
WebCT has been offered in other years 
1 tool for Distance Education students, 
But this year, under a new name to help 
Jtop confusion with other schools' sites, it 
! offered to ail students. The idea came 
he accreditation body, said 
Wittenberg. "Our main problem has been 
in receiving course lists and syllabi from 
the professors and the records depart- 
?ient." he said. The teachers are reluctant 
I hand over a concrete syllabi because it 
3 away from the freedom of being cre- 
, something college professors have 
|rked hard to gain." 

fEclass also offers other services, like 
gb links for classes such as American 

David Kozarichuk and Merlin Whiitenbcrg 
work on loading syllabi onto eclass. The 
website provides student with one place to 
go to find their syllabi and is required for 
accreditation by the Southern Association 
of Colleges and Universities. 

Pholo by Sonya Reaves 

Literature, power points from class lec- 
tures, lab videos (useful in preparing for 
lab work), and billboards for class discus- 
sion or group activity work when you can 
not find the time to work in person. "All 
these improve the grades that students are 
capable of getting." explained Wittenberg. 
"Even the lines at the Campus Shop can be 
avoided by using the Campus Shop link to 
buy and sell books," he added. 

Many professors find this service to be 
very helpful and needed. "I think it is great. 
A well-thought-up syllabi should be provid- 
ed for every class. I just gave my syllabi 
and schedule to them on a disk," said 
Robert Coombs, adjunct professor for the 
school of education & psychology. The per- 
sonal contact this form allows is encourag- 
ing to some teachers. Associate Professor 
of English Helen Pyke said, "It is great 
because it also includes a picture of me. 
which personalizes any thing I write." 

Though there are still a few things (bai 
need to be worked on to make the serviir 
better, in a year it should be the besf vv.i;. 
for students to tackle those hard classes .4 
keep in touch with a case study grpup. 

This is a supply and demand business," 
said Wittenberg. This is our motto and it 
is true that if the students have any needs 
not covered already a simple call and 
request could change that before the day is 
done. We are here to serve." 

Lecture series to begin next week 



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The School of Religion at Southern 
Adventist University will be hosting the 14tli 
annual Robert H. Pierson lectures on 
November 8 and 9. 

These lectures are aimed at training min- 
isters "in biblical studies, theology, history, 
adventist heritage, homiletics, administration 
and in other areas of preparation for service," 
said Brigitte Di Memmo, office manager of 
the school of religion. 

The public is welcome to attend these lec- 
tures, which will be held in Thatcher Chapel 
Friday, November 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sabbath, 
November 9, at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 

Calvin B, Rock, former vice president of 
the General Conference, will be featured in 
this upcoming event. Rock has been one of 
the premier leaders in the Adventist church 

for the last 20 years, chairing some of the 
most important GC committees, and he is a 
former president of Oakwood college. Rock is 
also known as an exceUent public speaker, 
said Di Memmo. 

The lectures are an excellent way for our 
students to be exposed to leaders of note in 
the church, leaders whose counsel and expe- 
rience will help future leadership," said Ron 
Clouzet, dean of the school of religion. 
Tliese annual lectures began in 1988 when 
donor funds were made available for a lecture 
series with the objective of inviting some of 
the best-known and experienced leaders in 
the Adventist church. Each year a prominent 
or well-known speaker is selected. 

"I don't tliink we've had the same one 
twice," said Di Memmo. Some of the topics 
that will be presented in this year's lectures 
will include leadership, conflict management 
and diversity in the church. 

Promenade Supper feeds 
more than 1,300 

Isaac Sendros smiles through a full mouth o 
Parker talks with friends in the background. 

More than 1,300 students showed up last 
Thursday evening in front of the student cen- 
ter to see the different organizations for the 
community service showcase as well as grab 
a taste of Blimpie during the SA Promenade 

Some of die organizations that were repre- 
sented included Legal Aid of East Tennessee. 
National MS Society. Arts & Education 

Phoro by Nathan Hubc. 

Council, United Way, Chattanooga Cares and 
Nehemiah Schools. These organizations were 
looking for community service volunteers. 

Blimpie catered the Promenade Supper 
with 37 sbc-and-a-half-foot subs. In the past, 
the cafeteria has served haystacks or a simi- 
lar entree that students would pay for with 
their cards. 

"They did a good job. and it was the best 
(promenade supper] they ever had," said Kim 
Parraway. junior history major. 

Melissa Turner 
Lifestyles Editor 


ASEANS invites students Tgchnol ogy in our Li ves] 
of all nationalities to join SurgeProtectors~~~~^ 

-We have fun activiUes planned every 

KRisrv BoRowm month wliere you can meet and make new 

i-i-^E Mends,- said Uyeda, ASEANS held a welcome 

„ ,| «S club was founded about five ^^^^ ^^^^ earlier this year at the student parK. 
,1,- ,1." and has since grown to over lOO 3„j j^ey've already been on a while water raft- 
members Originally the club consisted mostly ^^ ^p ,„ ^^ Ocoees. Other plans mclude 
of students from Southeast Asia, but quickly ygsp^^, outdoor worship, a Chnsbnas party 
expanded to include members from different ^j ^ spiritual retreat at Laurel Brook, 
parts ofAsia and other regions as well. The ASEANS main event, however, occurs 
This is because ASEANS is "so open and ^^^^ ^..jj „|,p„ ,],e club sponsors and puts 
including," said Yumi Uyeda. senior co-presi- ^^ ^j^^ y^jj„ Cultural Festival, better known as 
dent Eldine Rada, social vice president, y^g^NS Night. This festivity includes a 
plediora of many different foods, dances and 

"I've found that shidenls feel comfortable in 
ASEANS because of the openness of different 
cultures and through the openness make great 
friends," Rada said. 

The mission of ASEANS is to depict a 
divert ethnic struchjre of members from 
Tliailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, 
Singapore, the Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa, 

oUier activities that everyone can be a part of. 
For example, last year a few of the members 
performed martial arts, some taught students 
to belly dance and a lot of traditional food was 
available for sampling. "It was a night to let the 
Asian culture shuie in a fun, entertaining and 
educational way," said Rada 

Students don't have to be from Soudieast 

Soudi America and the United States. This ^.^ ^^ ^^^^ f^^^ ^;j ^ jol„ (l,e ASEANS 

dub wishes to create a belter under^landmg .j^.^ ^^^^ j^ ^^^ ^ anyone. "Actually, anyone 

and appreciation for their represented cul- ^j,|sj,j|ij„gtopayS10ayearastheclubfee," 

lures. To accomplish diis goal, ASEANS pro- p^p,3j„5j uy^jj ™u, a smile, 
vides a mix of social and cullural evenLs. 

Private collection of Russian art 
available for viewing at Cress Gallery 

A locally-owned collection of Russian art 
is on display through December 18 at the 
Cress Gallery at UTC. 

The exhibit includes portraits, land- 
scapes and still-tifc works all depicting the 
rich traditions and everyday life of Russian 
culture. The artistic styles of the works 
range from social realism to impressionism. 

Robert Garren, former art instructor at 
Southern, traveled to Russia in 1994 where 
he visited a number of Russian art studios. 
Garren was impressed by Uie technique and 
the beauty of tlie art he found there. While 
visiting in Russia, Garren also became famil- 
iar with the Russian artist's plight. Artists 
had been subsidized by the Soviet Union in 
their artistic work, but after tlie fall of com- 
munism the Russian artists suddenly had to 
make tiieir own way fmancially 

Garren decided to bring tlie Russian 
artists' work back to the United States to 
sell, which helps them make a decent living. 
Garren soon started making Uips back and 
forth from Russia bringing the artwork back 
to art collectors. Lyle Finley was one of 

these collectors and it is his collection that is 
on display at the Cress Gallery Fmley has 
what is luiown as the largest private collec- 
tion of Russian paintings and two-dimension- 
al work in the United States. 

The Fmley collection includes artists 
who are members of the Academy of Arts — 
an elite group appropriately referred to as 
academicians who oversee the curriculum at 
all art institutions and who advise the gov- 
ernment on matters of art and culture," 
Garren s^d. The collection consists of paint- 
ings created over the past 30 yeare. Some of 
the paintings were hidden away during the 
rule of communism because the artwork 
revealed scenes or viewpoints that did not 
conform witii the laws of the Soviet Union. 

"Selected Russian Paintings from The 
Fmley Collection" presents a new perspec- 
tive on Russian life and culture to visitors. 
The exhibit is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 
For more information on The Finley 
Collection or UTC's Cress Gallery, call 755- 

the process of buying d 

accessory thatyou will definite 
fynwd is a surge protector. Most surge pro- 
tectors let you plug in multiple components into 
one power outiet, just like an extension cord 
But unlike an extension cord, a surge protector 
is designed to protect your computer from 
surges in the electricity. What are surges and 
what causes them? What do surge protectors 
do? What different levels of protection do surge 
protectors offer? 

What are power surges? 
A power surge is a significant voltage 
increase from the normal 120 volts of electrici- 
ty tiiat usually flow through the wires of your 
house lasting at least three nanoseconds (bil- 
lionths of a second). Spikes are smaller ver- 
sions of surges, which usually last between one 
and two nanoseconds. When the voltage rises 
above the standard level, it can desfroy your 

There are many things that can cause 
surges or spikes to occur. The most common 
causes of surges are tiie use of other high-pow- 
ered electrical devices. These include but are 
not limited to: refrigerators, elevators and air 
conditioners. When you are switching these 
devices on and off, it creates a sudden need for 
voltage and interrupts the steady flow of ener- 
gy that is already flowing through your house. 
Most people know that surges can also happen 
when lightning strikes, but this does not hap- 
pen as often as with the use of high-powered 
electrical devices. The biggest problem with 
lightning is that when it does strike it can kill 
not only your computer but your surge protec- 
tor too. Your best bet is to turn off your com- 
puter during storms. 

What do surge protectors do? 
As stated earlier, surge protectors protect 
electronics from power surges. Surge protec- 
tors, for the most part, prevent the surge or 
spike from happening in the first place by 
diverting the extra volts into Uie grounding 
wire or the outiet's third prong. 

What are the various levels of protec- 

There are about three different levels of 
protection for surge protectors, which 1 will cat- 
egorize into basic, better and best TTie basic 
protectors are power strips that act like exten- 
cords and have about three 

the surge protector is still working o 

cost for this category ranges from $15 to 530, | 

The best category is made up of large f 
protectors that look a smaller version of vmI 
computer box and sit underneath your dei | 
These have the best protection for your a 
puter, phone and modem lines. They a]sohm| 
built-in drcuit breakers. Prices start at S 

Also available are uninterruptible 
supplies. The UPS is like an extra batJi 
your PC. If the power goes out, you will sfll 
have a few extra minutes to save your woricarf I 
properly shut down you computer A UPS pro! 
vides high level of protection for your compel 
er. However, not all UPS comes w" ' 
protector for the UPS. If you plai 
route, it is strongly recommended to atbui 
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a basic power strip. This way your UPS willDii| 
get damaged. 

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are frying to protect your expensive !nvcS| 

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on the devices themselves. Undervmlffi| 
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tests the safety of elecfronjcs. Make siiRi| 
reads: UL 1449 or "transient voltage surge9?| 
pressor". If there isn't a UL rating, Uien^r 
probably not a safe product to use. 

Make sure the clamping voltage is bum 
330 and 400 V. A lower clamping ™llaE^ '^ . , 
ter than a higher one. Anything above 4W J 
too high. TTiis tells you at which voltage ^ 
the device will divert the extra energy m 
grounding outlet or the thfrd prong. _ 

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tells you how much energy the siirge pr"'^ 

can take before it fails. It needs •" '^ ^ 

exten- 200 joules. For better protection, 

outlets joules and above. , , _ 


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Interfaith Hospitality Network provides 
help and hope to the homeless 

This is how it works. Eight to 13 "host" 
congregations provide accommodations and 
meals for three to five families for one week 
four to six times per year. These "hosts" pr* 
vide sleeping facilities and space where 
guests relax, socialize and do homework. 
Since churches often only use their building 
once or tvrice per week, they make an excel- 
lent resource. 

Guests arrive at 5:30 p.m. The host con- 
gregation provides the evening meal, break- 
fast and a bag lunch. In the morning, guests 
return to a community day center Children 
go to school and adults go to look for work or 
housing. Each network has a director who 
manages tlie program and works with the 

Families with young children now account 
for up to 40 percent of America's homeless. 
Children comprise 25 percent of our home- 
less population. Without a home they may 
spend their formative years without the most 
basic resources required for healthy develop- 

A major cause of homelessness is the lack 
of sufficient family income to maintain 
decent, affordable housing. A family can suc- 
cumb to homelessness by the loss of a job. an 
increase in rent, sudden illness or the 
absence of family support 

In Chattanooga, 23 congregations have 
decided that there is a great deal they can do 
to help homeless families. Together with con- 
gregations across the nation, they believe 
that homelessness is unacceptable — especial- 
ly in our wealthy society. The Interfaith 
Hospitality Network is a substantial way 
many have joined together to provide real 
help and compassion to homeless families. 

Jesus never just talked about helping oth- 
ers. He took simple things like dirt, bread, 
water and fish and turned them into miracles. 
What will you let Him do with you? 

To find out how you or your church can 
help, visit 

The Southern Accent 5 

-^iTbiSTtoesJesus took a little boy's 
fish and bread and turned it mto a meal for 
tusandsonahiUside. In 1981. Jesus took 
one businesswoman's sandwich and turned it 
inio an organization that is now located in 
almost every state with over 80.000 volun- 

It all began when Karen Olson bought a 
sandwich for a homeless woman she passed 
on her way to work. The homeless woman 
grabbed her hand and spoke to her for sever- 
al minutes. Olson realized the homeless 
woman needed more than food, she needed 
human compassion. 

Olson and her children started passing out 
sandwiches to other homeless people. They 
soon learned people had lost more than just 
homes. They had lost theirsupport system. 
their friends and their families: the things that 
stabilize lives. 

After soliciting the help of local religious 
leaders and congregations, there was soon an 
effort to build a shelter for homeless families. 
But the idea was abandoned after volunteers 
were slowed by red tape, financial difficulties, 
and the "not in my backyard" attitude of many 

Within 10 months, however, nine church- 
es offered the use of space in their buildings. 
A YMCA provided showers and a room for 
the famiUes during the day. A car dealer dis- 
counted a van. A foundation provided a grant 
for needed funds. On October 27, 1986, 
interfaith Hospitality Network began. 

Nine months later, 10 more congregations 
formed a second network. They began pro- 
grams such as transitional housing, childcare 
and family mentoring programs. Today, thou- 
sands of volunteers have turned their con- 
cern about homelessness into action by pro- 
viding shelter, meals and comprehensive sup- 
port programs. 

Student Wellness kicks off 'Put 
Your Body in Motion' campaign 


Work those legs! Burn that fat! Feel good 
^bout yourself! How. you ask? Just put your 
'^yin motion. 

Exercising becomes more difficult as the 
'eather gets colder, classes get harder and 
"le is scarce. It can be hard to notice, but 

* at your daily routine. You already walk to 
catch your appointments and 
:e to campus. Those are forms 

exercise that can be converted into well- 
miles. Some of you may already be 
ivolved with an aerobics class, participating 

ming weights or playing sports. Don't for- 

' to log in those miles. 

Last year, ttie exercise campaign Put Your 

dy in Motion was started to motivate stu- 
Knls, faculty and staff to exercise. This 
«ars event officially kicked off on October 
. ""^ "le goal is to accumulate 24,902 miles 

motion. A website has been launched so a 
™ent can log into the database to add ta his 
r Her miles. A conversion chart for one "well- 
IRs mile" will be provided. The website 

''Ks is: 

tach week, t-sWrts will be awarded to ttie 

_° female students, two male sUidents and 

■acuity member who have accumulated 

most miles for that week 

.r?.^/ ''*;^'^h our goal tiiis year and motivate 
be fit and feel good. 

College students can make a 
difference in politics * 

In the spring of 1961 President John E 
Kennedy started a social activation program 
called the Peace Corps, which allowed young 
people— college students in particular— to 
get involved in making a difference politically 
and socially in their world. 'ITiat year mem- 
bers of the Peace Corps traveled to Africa and 
also to the southern United States to petition 
and work for the civil rights' movements. 

The Peace Corps was the first movement 
many young people got involved with that 
really changed the civil course of America. 
Since the politically electrified days of the 
1960's and 1970's college students have lost 
much of that sparked interest in being 
involved in politics and making a change. 

In a recent survey taken by Ball State 
University, results showed that only half of 
college students surveyed voted during elec- 
tions. Seventeen percent of those students 
had attended a political rally preceding the 
elections and only 11 percent had worked on 
a campaign of a candidate running for politi- 
cal office. 

Mike Corbett, political science professor 
at Ball State, commented on one reason why 
college students are not as involved in poli- 
tics: The term is privatism because [college 
students] are interested in their private lives 
now." he said, Theyll wait for a few years 
until they are older and settled in their lives 
before taking an interest m public matters." 

But despite the current disinterest in poli- 
tics of many college students, Panetta 
Institute, which has also studied the issue of 
college students* involvement in politics, says 
that with the civil and women's rights move 
ments as inspiration college students have 
the potential to once again provide the energy 
and idealism to make social and political 
changes a reality, 

'These young people care about the issues 
of the day, yet few believe that working on a 
political campaign or contacting their con- 
gressional representative, for example, can 
help make society better." the Institute 
reported from its survey results. 

Panetta Institute's survey results show 
that "it is possible to get college students 
involved in the nation's political life. Indeed, 
today's generation of students is like tinder 
awaiting a spark." 

A new spark in political interest could take 
hold of today's college campuses just as it did 
nearly 40 years ago. "New political leader- 

ship, making the right kind of appeal and 
challenging young people to get involved as 
President Kennedy did in 1961 could once 
again awaken a powerful response on the 
nation's campuses." the Institute stated. 

College students can make a difference in 
the direction America takes by getting 
involved today. There may not be masses of 
students heading off to fight for civil rights in 
Africa like in the 1960's, but the individual 
who gets involved in campaigning, petitioning 
congressmen or even just voting can make all 
the difference for the future. 

So what can vou tlo to make a difference? 


Local political parties currently need vol- 
teers to help with such things as manning 

offices, door to door visiting, phone banking, 

poll watching, etc. 

Hamilton County Democratic Party 
518 Georgia Ave. 



Hamilton County Republican Party 

316 Nordi Market St. 



Current Politics 

Don't F"orget to Vote on 
November 5, 2002! 

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Tennessee — U. S. Senator 
Bob Clement (D) 
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Lamar Alexander (R) 

Tennessee — U. S. Representative 

John Wolfe (D) no website available 

Zach Wamp (R) 

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:> SM Update: Lindsey Ford teaches school in Pohnpei 

^ kJXVA ^ ^^^^ *;__ , nchtime as they crowd around my desk for done better to repeat the grade, instead of. 

Lnwey Ford 


Once again 1 find myself at the end of anoth- 
er week wondering where the time has gone. 
Each week seems to go by faster thaii the last, 
which leaves me wondering when Christmas 
wiU appear! 1 actually pulled out some Christmas 
music today, as the wind and rain beat down out- 
side my apartment It kind of fit the mood! 

Tve been siruggling with homesickness (for 
friends and places) this weekend, but am trying 
to look ahead to when I actually get home and 
will wish I am back here. We often look back on 
the past with more enthusiasm than we put into 
it, so I am trying to put that enthusiasm in the 
present Some days it is tough. Friends are con- 
stantly on my mind, Ifs been difficult to relate to 
some of the other SM's here. I get along with all 
of them just fine, but bonding takes its time, and 
when you have such a vnde range of personali- 
ties it can be really difficult 

My roommate, Urena, has been a real bless- 
ing, though, and she and I have shared some of 
our trials and I think God put us together for a 
reason, I just keep praying that things will fall 
into place for me and 1 won't Qiink alx)Ut friends 
back home and at school so often llirough the 

The other day, Lorena and I sat and played 
with some of the kids. 1 had them teach me more 
Pohnpeian words, and I am confident thai Fll 
never be fluent in this language! Ifs just going to 
take more work than 1 have time for But I am 
trying, and it's fun to learn new words, even 
while the kids are laughing at my efforts. 
Unfortunately, they are shy and would rather 
laugh at your attempts than cormrt you and 

teach you how to say things right 

Tliis week has been a fun one in class. I am 
enjoying my kids more and more, TTiey bring 
Uieir silly sense of humor to the classroom and 
all our activities, and 1 find myself laughing more 
and scolding less. I want to be their friend more 
tlian their teacher at times, and sometimes ifs 
really difficult for me to put the name of one of 
my favorite students up on the board for misbe- 
liavior I have to remember to be consistent, and 
though 111 talk to the students for misbehavior 
quite frequently, ifs actually difficult for me to 
give out punishment a lot of the time! They are 
wonderful kids, though, and they are definitely 
warming up to me. 

I have to fend off about five of my boys at 

lunchtime as they crowd around my desk for 
^me^seoranotherTTieygetabttle rowdy 
^d 1 3 them away sometimes, but mostly 
tey ,u.t like to stand there and talk amongst 
themselves and teU me stories. TTie girls gather 
in their bttle groups and talk in Pohnpeian and 
laugh thenaskmes-dly questions thatsomehow 
relate to their topic of convereation. 

Ue boys naturally have vacated the class- 
room almost before Tve told them they can go, 
flinging their uniform shirts at their desks (they 
have t-shirts underneath) as they run for the 
fivm and their basketbaU and voUeyball games. I 
played soccer with them one day, but attemptmg 
to run and kick a ball in a skirt (a wrap one no 
less) was a Utile much, and I was so hot after- 
wards that I decided that I would probably just 
stick to playing games after school when I could 
change and not care about being dirty the rest of 
the day Mostly I just watch or grade papers. If 
only we had air conditioning... 

We gave out "early warning" grades this last 
Friday, and I was very sad putting several D's 
and Fs on the reports. It frustrates me to not be 
able to get some of these kids to study. I have 
some that make all As and do fabulous on their 
homework. TTien I have students that won't par- 
ticipate unless I directly ask them a question 
(and half the time they aren't listening), and as 
hard as I try to get them to listen and learn, 
when it comes time for the tests they do horribly. 
1 asked the previous teacher of one of my 
students who is failing everything but one or two 
subjects how he passed sbcth grade and she told 
me "All D's." Passuig and learning are really not 
' ! my world, and I think he would have 

done better to repeat the grade, instead of v.^a^ 
lowing in a new one. 

Every Friday we have chapel here, andtiie 
students are split into different grade sections a] 
day to rotate through. The fifth, sixth and sev- 
enth graders all go together, so we have a good 
sized group to sing songs with. My kids aren'i 
the best at participating with the songs (they're 
in that "too cool" stage), but usually I can coax 
them to sing a few (walking or standing by them 
usually gives them a renewed effort!) and then 
someone has a worship thought/ story. I have to i 
say my favorite song to hear them sing is "lord 
I Lift Your Name On High," These kids justbelt 
it out and at one part they are so loud and ii , 
soundssoawesomethatitsendschiljsdownmi' ' 

Last week I was asked to do the worship 
thought, so I told them a story about a tornado 
that my aunt and I almost drove through, and 
how our guardian angels and God had beai 
watching out for us as she was impressed to sti^ 
at a store, causing us to just miss the tornado id 
the next town. 

Next Friday will be different since it is class 
picnic day. I guess all of the school sphts up wift 
whatever other classes they want to and decide 
on a place to have a picnic. TTie parents are sip- I 
posed to help out with the driving and such, and I 
we get to spend most of the day relaxing and I 
playing, so I can't wait Itll be a good changed 
pace to get to spend some time outside the das | 
room with the kids. 
Love in Christ, 

Euro-Asia division watches 
small group Bible studies grow 

Small group Bible studies have more than 
doubled over a three-montli period in the 
Euro-Asia Division, or region, of the Seventh- 
day Adventist Church. Tlie launch of tlie so- 
called "300 Churches Project" was voted by 
church leaders in 2001 and aims to start 300 
member-led congregations by 2003. The proj- 
ect provides a model of small-group outreach 
for congregations to follow. 

As of June 1 this year, 2,774 small groups 
involving more than 10,000 people in the divi- 
sion were participating in Bible study By 
September 10, there were 5,624 small groups 
with 23,354 members, a 100 percent increase. 

"We believe Uiat God's hand is guiding and 
helping this program," says Viktor Kotov, 
director of Sabbath School and Personal 
Ministries departments for the division, "We 
invite the worldwide church to unite with us 
in prayer to support this program," 

Godless Americans to march on Washington 

Christian Record Services releases 
new hymnal for the blind 


A Seventh-day Adventist publishing com- 
pany for the blind is set to release a special 
edition of the Adventist hymnal. 

Ray McAllister, a first-year Ph.D. student 

Andrews Tlieological Seminary, who liini- 

lelf is blind, developed the edition for 

Christian Record Services using his laptop 


McAllister uses text on a floppy disk that is 
compatible with his laptop made especially 
for the blind. Users listen to the words of 
songs line by line using earphones connected 
to their computer. 

"I'm now able to follow along in church 
during song service and 1 haven't always 
been able to do that." says McAllister "Now 
blind people can sing hymns that are more 
obscure, tliat aren't in the top 20." 

Ray says he can find any liynm on this pro- 
gram in seven seconds, competitive with peo- 
ple who have sight 

Based in Uncoln. Nebraska, Christian 
Record Services provides free Christian pub- 
fications and programs for people with visual 

For more information go to www.christian- 
record. or p. or call (402) 488-0981. 

Between seedy politics and sniper attacks, 
Washington, D.C. is familiar vrith godless 
activity. Now, another group of Americans is 
make a stir in the capitoL They call 
themselves Godless Americans. 

The New jersey-based American Atheists 
have called upon America's agnostics, athe- 
ists, humanists, free-thinkers, rationalists and 
other like-minded godless Americans to 
march on Washington, making their pres- 
known in the political heart of our 
nation. At 11 a.m. on December 2. the godless 
will assemble at the mall east of 14th Street 
the Washington Monument A rally on 
the west side of the Capitol building will fea- 
"e over 20 speakers and two musical groups 
front of the millions expected to attend. 
Organizations of all political, religious and 
cial persuasions have used the march on 
Washington as a means of attracting the 
attention of America's lawmakers and pofiti- 
cians. Since Martin Luther King. jr. gave his 
famous "I have a dream" speech in 1963, 
Americans looking for a voice have followed 
the practice of gathering in the capital. 

Godless Americans (godlessamericans- 
org) claim that they have been marginalized 
and excluded in everything "from electoral 
politics to the public events conmiemorating 
the tragedy of September 11." 

Also fueled by recent controversy over the 
Pledge of Allegiance, the Godless Americans 
will protest the message "Tn God We Trust" 
on the nation's coins and the presidenf s ral- 
lying the nation to prayer and religious faith 
in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade 

The latest American Religious 
Identification Survey reflects that nearly 1^ 
of Americans do not adhere to any organiad 
religion. This figure includes millions ol 
Americans who describe themselves as "E» 

Interestingly, despite the Godless 
Americans' disdain for the "religious « 
America, the godless are. in fact, indebted^ 
them. In the absence of godly religion, tK 
godless would have nothing to oppose, a^ 
consequenUy, they would not have their oiffl 
stance. Atheism opposes the belief that U" 
exists. Simply put, if nobody believed in l^ 
atheists would have no position to contra 
and therefore would not exist 

One of the biggest controversies su^^ 
rounding the Godless Americans' Marcn 
Washington has been the lobbying on ^ 
Satanic groups for inclusion in the rm 
The Order of Perdition and "Je um^ 
Satanic Convenire have butted heafls 
atheists over issues of doctrine. The toi 
for Secular Humanism maintains 
because these groups are Satamsts tney 
not sufficiently godless. 

The United Satanic Convenire o 
the argument with a statement on its 
An unnamed leader claims to be a u 
er m the existence of a metaphysical 
called 'God.'" ...^ 

The Godless Americans' march wui^^ 
unprecedented event in the history ^^ 
United states, until now avowedly 
Nation under God." The impact on Am ^^ 
religion remains to be seen.On^eti^^^ 

■ the United States will be <i^^J^^ ^ 
the Godless Americans 

RSDAY, October 31, 2002 

Missionary and Bible translator Marilyn 
Laszlo to speak at Vespers this Friday 

The Southern Accent 7 

Marilyn Las 

Imasrine living in a remote village for 23 

ITS in an effort to translate the Bible to an 

written language. Imagine creating an 

habet and teaching people how to read 

j vvrite. Imagine introducing Jesus to an 
entire people group by making the Bible 
available to them. 

Marilyn Laszlo knows what it's like. She 

viW tell her story this Friday night, 

\ November 1 at 8 p.m. in the Collegedale SDA 

kick off Southern Adveotist 

[ University's Missions Weekend. 

As a missionary to the Sepik Iwam people 
_i Papua New Guinea, Laszlo created an 
alphabet for their previously unwritten lan- 
guage, taught the people to read and write, 
and headed a translation team that completed 
the New Testament and related portions of 
the Old Testament She also taught the peo- 
ple basic sanitation and health care. 

Since returning from Papua New Guinea, 
Laszlo has become a national speaker and 
member of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Her 
goals are to "challenge and encourage God's , 
people, to share Wycliffe's story, and to show li"B"ag« ""''■'l^de sdU need the Bible 
ho. the translated Word of God is impacting transited, Wychffe s vision is to see Bible 
people around die world." translation in progress among every lan- 

Wycliffe's mission is to "assist the Church ^^^e group by 2025. 

S.O.D.A. reaches out to the deaf community 

Jeremiah Axt there is something for everyone at Southern. 

Ri ij... i-. EtEPoiTFER - During the year, SODA will be involved in 

several oufreach activities. Among the possibili- 
ties are sponsorship of an under-privileged fami- 
ly for Christmas, a Christmas party, yanl/house 
worit for the elderiy and more. There will also be 
a few fundraisers in which all of the money 
brought in will support the ministry aclivilies, 
and a few "Bring Your Own Snack" parties to 
bring the club together. 

As a new club, a slow start is expected. "With 
everything else that students have going on, 1 
don't want to overload anybody, but I do v 

Tlie Student Organization for Deaf 
Av.'areness is a new club on campus tfiis year 
that focuses on making connections with the 
deaf community. 

There's such a group of people that aren't 
being reached," says Heather Demaree, presi- 
dent While most of SODA's members do not 
know sign language, one of the club's goals is to 
increase communicatioQ skills and to help peo- 
ple realize that rivere of separation in communi- 
cabon can be bridged. 

Demaree explained that the clubs main goal 
is outreach. "We really just want to reach others 
for Christ," she said. She also expressed a desire 
to create a working relationship between 
Southern and the deaf community demonstrat- 
ing thai everyone is welcome here, and tiiat 

this club to be as active as possible this year and 
hope there is enough interest to continue next 
year," Demaree said. 

Anyone who wants to get involved with 
SODA is invited to contact Heather Demaree at 
hdemaree'® for more information 

Case for Christ' a compelling argument 

Jared Wriqht 

Reugio n EurroR 

Those outside the Christian circle give 
some challenging and compelling arguments 
against Christianity. Former legal editor of 
the Chicago Tribune and one-time atheist 
Lee Strobel chaUenges top professors and 
Biblical scholars with such arguments in his 
book. The Case for Christ (Zondervan 

Strobel begins each chapter with a fast- 
paced introduction from high-profile law 
cases he covered for the Tribune. He uses 
the techniques employed by lawyers in court 
to determine the credibility of the story of 

"Is there credible evidence that Jesus of 
Nazareth really is the Son of God?" The 
question forms the backbone of Strobel's 
work. He searches for evidence with tough, 
candid questions: "Does evidence exist for 
Jesus outside the Bible? How reliable is the 
New Testament? Is there any reason to 
believe the resurrection was an actual event? 
Was Jesus crazy when he claimed to be the 
Son of God?" He drills experts from univer- 
sities including Cambridge, Princeton and 
Brandeis to find answers. 

The Case for Christ presents some of the 
biggest problems besetting the ; 

Jesus' life. Strobel asks the questions that 
atheists and critics have used over time to 
discredit the validity of Christianity's claims. 
His forthright approach and thorough 
research make this book a valuable addition 
to Christian Apologetics (explanatory writ- 
ing). Strobel is not afraid to go wherever the 
evidence may lead. 

Let this legal expert take you through an 
intense cross-examination of the testimony 
given on behalf of history's most intriguing 
character. Render your own verdict on The 
Case for Christ, available in the McKee 
Library and online at 

Church Schedule 






9:00, 11:30 

Mike Fulbright 


poiegeclale Spanish 9:00, 11:30 

Carlos Martin 


Local church news updates 

Apison: November 9— The new pa 
Greg Daniel, will be introduced lo the 
gregation. A potluck will follow the church the''irss''for'tunate^ 

Collegedale SDA: November 23— A 
Thanksgiving "Celebration of Thanks" 
Service, Canned foods and other donated 
goods will be collected for the 
Thanksgiving baskets to be presented to 

Collegedale Com: 

Revelation Seminar 
three weeks. 
Saturday nights at 7:30 p. 

HajniltoD Communi^: November 2 — 
Southern students are invited to a fellow- 
ship dinner following the worship service. 

November 16 — Southern's Gospel 
Choir will be performing for the worship 

Aramaic inscription could help prove Jesus' identity 

Ansel Ouver 

Advi . iiM Nbvs Neh^vork 

>\n ancient Aramaic inscription on a stone 
"OX menuons the name Jesus, leading many 
archeological scliolars to believe it could 
■nran Jesus of Nazaretli. 

" authentic, it's the oldest record of Jesus 
outside the Bible. The stone box is an 
ossuary, used in ancient Israel to hold bones 
eceased. TTie inscription reads, "James, 
™ of Joseph, brother of Jesus." Biblical 
Molars say, however, tiiat all three names 

e time. Information about 
tiie inscription comes from Andre Leraair, a 
French epigrapher, and was released tiiis 
week in the magazine Biblical Archaeology 

Randy Younker, director of Uie Institute ot 
Archeology at Andrews University, beLeves 
tile inscription could in fact be autiientic, say- 
ing Andre Lemair is a "very reputable schol- 
ar." Lemair has authenticatijd tiie ossuary to 
about 60 A.D. 

"I think it's an interesting and unportant 

discovery," says Younker. 

"Unfortiinately, the ossuary was not insi- 
tii""not in its original location of deposit. It is 
now owned by a collector in Jerusalem. 

Ekkehardt Mueller, associate director of 
the Biblical Research Institute at the 
Adventist Church world headquarters, says: 
■Certainly if s always nice to have further evi- 
dence Uiat Uesus] Uved, but our faidi doesn't 
hinge on it Even if it said Jesus of Nazareth, 
it wouldn't say anything about his divinity. 

-But if s good, we are thanklid for any dis- 

coveries that are made," he adds. "However. I 
doubt it makes a huge difference. If it's 
authentic, it would be an additional piece of 
evidence tiiat shows tiie autiienticity of tiie 
New Testament" 

Younker says people should keep tiieir 
eyes and ears open. "There will probably be 
more on this in the next few months. 
Hopefiilly 111 get to see it" 

"I find it fun and interesting, but ifs more 
interesting tiian absolute astonishment" he says. 




Letters to the editor 

Sheffield receiving undue coverage 


by Justin Kobylka 


To the editor: 

A newcomer, Mr. Sheffield, an 
English teacher in Collegedale. 
has declared himself a candidate 
for Collegedale Commissioner 
next March. He has used the 
Accent for the last three consecu- 
tive weeks to promote his own 
candidacy and to lambaste our pio- 
neer residents. Fuller and 
Ashlock. He is for more beer sales 
but against the lottery, when the 
selling point for both is that they 
bring in more tax dollars! Yes, 
there is something rotten in 
Denmark, but it is the strange 
mentality of three of our commis- 
sioners who want to turn 
Collegedale into an over-policed 
city with more beer outlets, more 
spending, more annexations, to 
see if they can make us like every 

other city where morals and stat 
dards are more modern than our 
core population want them to be 

Jack Parnell 

Community member 

Editor's note: The Accent is a I 
nonpartisan publication. Marm I 
Sheffield has never contacted tht \ 
Accent asking reporters to com 
story about his candidacy. J] 
Accent is more than willing to n 
other candidates' positions on li 

the criteria of opinion pieces. Ut \ 
Accent is a publication 
Southern Adventist University ani | 
considers the students of the t 
sity its primary audience, with tiu I 
surrounding community a seconi- 1 
ary audience. 



Newspapers reflect readers 


Thumbs up to having joint Thumbs down to lack of 

worships available on Tuesday sleep. For those of you who did- 

nights. It's a great idea and a lot n't come back from break more 

of fun. The community atmos- rested than when you left, you 

phere is good and the message may have enjoyed an extra hour 

has been uplifting. Thanks to of sleep Saturday night. It 

Campus Ministries for the idea should be called Student Saving 

and making worship both inter- Time in honor of those who real- 

esting and enjoyable, ly benefiL 


To the editor: 

Concerning the Oakwood arti- 
cle: A publication's news reflects 
the quality of its readers. Notice 
The National Enquirer draws a 
different type of reader than does 
National Geographic; one is more 
ethical; one is more interesting. 

The Accent must decide whicb | 
articles would simply be < 
tional or lurid news and whicli | 
articles are necessary to st 
facts of a rumored story. 

Nick Vence 

Senior Physics 

Sex ed does have a place at Southern 

Thumbs up to the SA Fall 
Festival. Besides the great nmsic 
and food, activities such as the 
hayride and the "mechanical" 
bull made for a complete evening 
of fun and good ole country fel- 
lowship. Thanks to SA for all 
llieir hard work. 



To the editor: 

Concerning Dolly Porawski's 
opinion column entitled "Leave 
lovemaking for the married": 
College is an atmosphere for 
learning. Learning takes place 
Thumbs down to a short both in and out of the classroom, 
football season. Games have College is an open forum for ques- 
been well planned out and a lot tions and discussion. If questions 
of fun. Maybe next year they cannot be asked, where will the 
learning take place? Lovemaking 
is a relevant and valid topic of dis- 
cussion on any college campus. 
Students NEED the opportunity to 
voice opinions, discuss differ- 
ences and correct delusions con- 
cerning this sensitive subject. 
Why wait until our wedding night 
to find that we had misconceptions 
about sex all along? Do we wait 
until our wedding day to learn 
about marriage and what it 

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Sex is a God-instituted thing,! 
requires that one discusses d | 
learns what it takes to perfora 
according to HIS will and purpos. | 
Do we not discuss how to keepffi 
Sabbath and how to worship" 
HIS sanctuary? Holy sex is a 
equally imperative topic; onelM 
encompasses all details such* 
making love on Sabbath, the™ 
meant enhance it. There are *1 
texts in which the discussion" 
sex between unmarried persowjl 
perfectly alright, e.g. in class. •" 
a group of friends or in chur* 

The pamphlet given at j"] 
worship entitled, "101 Wa^.'" 
Make Love Without D"'" 'L 
directed towards college siu 
in general, and especially to o 
who seek pure alternative ■ 
making love. Students se ^1 
purity will probably have W^ 
cernment necessary to * j, 
there are a few suggestions ^J 
pamphlet that they shouWo., 
low through with. If our ir 
minds are silenced, we ' 
opportunities to gain '""""'jtjifl 
that could keep us l""" ,ii 
heinous mistakes. Let u> 
silent, lest we fimi «""" 
dreadful error, 
Jenny Duclair 
Junior Psycholog\' 

Thursday, October 31, 2002 


The Southern Accent 9 


Dolly responds to attacks on the cafeteria 

■.aid in my very first article that anyone 
, publishes something that contains 
-truths is lying to the entire student body, 

thai I would tear them down with the 
,■; Now Andrew Bermudez. I am- sure, 
1 and Ashley Snyde 

t to I 

at i i.-akfast in the morning that I ■ 
ni.!;.- il clear that I am not tearing them 
d(.nvn personally. However at this point I 
am t^oing to tearing down parts of their 

First, I appreciate Andrew's attempts at 
defi-nding cafeteria food. We would give 
him a free meal to say thanks, but then we 
wouldn't be living up to our reputation of 
ripping people off, I took his statement "if 
you want to complain about something, 
complain about the prices rather than the 
food." quite personally. I don't set the 
prices, but being the breakfast cashier I do 
charge some people for their meals. If you 
? through my line, ask me how I 

(he cafeteria bought it for and the sales tax, 
but you are also paying the truck driver 
who bought the product to the cafeteria, 
the stock person, cook, servers, and 
cashiers. If .71 cents still seems expensive 
to you. I would encourage you to go buy a 
little packaged container of Mott's apple- 
sauce at Winn Dixie and compare how 
much you are paying per ounce. 

Unfortunately, being employed by the 
cafeteria means I also have to work every 
third weekend. In academy I used to sneer 
at those who worked at the cafe on 
Sabbath, but since then my opinion has 
changed. IVIany people who are not famil- 
iar with how the cafeteria works may not 
realize that we do run things differently on 
Sabbath, I make it a point not to rush what 
I am doing and to take the time to wish peo- 
ple "Happy Sabbath" and inquire how they 
are doing. We do the least amount of work 
am saving you money. possible and in the end. if anyone has to go 

To set the record straight, a bowl of out of their way to do extra cleaning or 
applesauce does not cost "three or four dol- stocking, it is because of inconsiderate stu- 
lars." Furthermore when you buy a prod- dents who don't realize that someone does 
only are you paying the price that have to clean up their salt designs on tables 
and the garbage that they conveniently for- 
get to throw away. My favorite thing is 
when people say to me "I can't believe you 
work on Sabbath" and then I swipe their ID 
card for Sabbath lunch the very next week. 
The other thing tJiat people don't see is 

that the weekends I do work, I take thai 
money and I put it towards something like 
Evangelism, or give it to someone who is 
having a hard time financially. I know for a 
fact that there are many people in the cafe- 
teria who do this. So let me ask you. 
bet\veen napping Sabbath afternoons and 
donating cafeteria work money to a good 
cause, which one do you think Jesus would 
consider doing good on the Sabbath? 
Furthermore, if we really don't want to be 
hypocrites, then we need to inform our doc- 
tors and nurses tliat we will no longei need 
them to be on call for medical emergencies 
and our pastors that they can find jobs 
other than preaching. 

My biggest beef is simply people who 
rag on the cafeteria. At any given point 
there are on average 100 students 
employed there, cooking, serving, cashier- 
ing, cleaning and working in the office. 
When you constantly put down that cafete- 
ria, you are putting down them, because 
honestly if it weren't for student workers, 
the cafeteria would not be able to operate. 
Maybe you should think about that neU 
time you complain about the food, the 
prices and the hours of service. The 
demands that you are making are either 
being fulfilled or are not being fulfilled by 
just like you. 

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We're a worry-full nation. I was recently 
reminded of this during the sniper murders in 
Washington D.C. in the last few weeks. Many 
people found that die fear invoked from the 
killings made it hard for them to go about 
their normal lives. 

Amid concerns for safety, schools were 
closed for a few days in some areas due to the 
risk, yet the fiict is that one is more likely to 
experience a car wreck on any given day than 
to be shot by a sniper. There were phone lines 
dedicated for diose who felt they needed to 
talk to a psychologist about their anxiety pro- 
voked by the killings. 

While 1 understand this anxiety. I cannot 
help but wondering if we are so spoiled and 
so self<entered that we cannot rise above 
anxiety, hi America we have been spared 
many of the terrible hardships that are regu- 
larly experienced in other counuies. I would 
like to think that when we are tested by fear 
and disaster our Christian roots would show 
through and we would have the kind of forti- 
tude and courage that can only come from 
knowing and trusting Jesus. 

Even beyond disasters and catastrophic 
occurrences, Americans are consumed by 
stress relating to our busy lifestyles. Stress 
does not come completely from having a busy 
schedule, though. Most will attest that it is 
when they let themselves worry about their 
schedules that their stress levels rise. 

As Stephen R. Covey asserts in his book 
Semi, Principles «f Higlily Bffeelive People, 
maybe it is time for Americans to start takmg 

time for thmgs that are truly important it 
and let a few of the urgent. sQ-ess-producing 
things go. The fulfillment of lifelong thmgs 
like spirituahty. love and family give us 
strength to meet the stresses that are dirown 

Christians are to be a model to die world 
of a kmd of peace diat passes understanding. 
In a time when it seems impossible to be 
calm, a truly peaceful Christian may seem 
pretty bizarre. The Bible says that the ti-uth 
will set us free Oohn 8:32). So "be strong and 
of a good courage" and hold the truth that 
Christ is your savior and protector Goshua 

10 The Southern Accent 

Adam Kotanko 
Sports Editor 
kotankoa@sou thern .edu 



3 Officials needed for intramurals games 

Adam Kotanko 

'■\: til [)lay wilh what we've got, or we 

, ,,n |)lay at all," said Intramural 

Dir^-cloi- Steve Adams, referring to the 
shortage of intramural officials available 
for the games. If more officials are not 
hired, many of the intramural games may 
have to be cancelled. 

With between 400 and 500 intramural 
participants and only 16 officials, intramu- 
rals are grossly under-officiated. Adams is 
working to change that, devoting many 
extra hours — even class hours — to officiat- 
ing and scheduling intramural games, 

"I'm very frustrated," said Adams about 
the situation, referring to one night when 
there were fifteen games an,d only five offi- 

cials to cover them. 

Students may officiate the games with- 
out taking a class to be trained. Pay starts 
out at $6 per game and becomes S7 when 
one is experienced enough to officiate 
alone effectively. An $8 maximum is 
achieved by -taking an officiating test and 
scoring 80% or better. 

Those interested can stop by Steve 
Adams's office, located in the Physical 
Education Center to sign up. While fool- 
ball season is nearly over, there are several 
other sports beginning soon for which offi- 
cials will also be needed. "I anticipate hav- 
ing this problem for basketball," said 
Adams. Basketball score keepers will also 
be needed at $6 per game. Officials are also 
needed for volleyball, soccer and hockey. 

Week 9 NFL picks 

i Nk' 

MinniMjiu vs. Tampa Bay 
Coming in lo week nine, Tampa Bay is looking 
like a playoff contender that is going to make 
some noise this year, while llie Vikings are sbll 
trying to find ways lo get some points on the 
board. The Bucs' defense is going to smother 
die Vikings' passing game, and, since they 
don't have a running game, Qiere is not much 
hope for Minnesota this Sunday. 
Who's HoL TTie Bucs' Defense 
Who's Not; Vikings' WR Randy Moss 
Pick: Tampa Bay 

Miumi vs. Green Bay 

Arguably two of die best teams in tlie league 
;irc Hie Dolphins witli running back Ricky 
Willi;inis and tlie Pack wilh Uiree-time League 
MVi' 1,1,'M I'avre. Tlie good news for Miami is 
ili.ii I luriorealigamenl in his leg and might 
II"' ''I iMi'lnpInythisSLinday. Even so, the 
I'll-: ■''■i''n'>-)i;i'; been stellartlic last few 
■' ■ .'■"■.• Ill ill I'avre'sabsence, 
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llHuinh Albiila lias |,[;i\r(i rxlrriudy W('li as uf 
lale, tliey are still nuiked lliird in their division. 
Baldmore has tlie potential to come up big, bul 
Michael Vick has been nearly unslopiwble late- 

ly. Without Ray Lewis, it is going to be tc 
for the Ravens to win on Sunday 
Who's Hot Michael Vick 
What" s Not Ray Lewis' shoulder injury 
Pick Adanla 

Cleveland vs. Pittsburg 
The death of Browns' owner Al Lerner seemed 
to be a dri\ang force last Sunday as the Browns 
came back from an 18-point deficit lo beat the 
Jets 24-21. Don't expect the Steelers to have 
any sympathy on the field, coming off a 13- 
point blowout of the Ravens last Sunday. 
However. Fittsburgh's running game has been 
virtually nonexistent lately which could prove 
to be their downfall next Sunday if their 
receivers don't step up. 
Who's Hot Steelers' QB, Tommy Maddox 
What's Not The Death of Al Lerner 
Pick Cleveland 

Buffido vs. New England 
The Pals have dropped their last four games 
and do not even look like playoff contenders; 
much less defending Super Bowl Champions. 
Tliey have been raggedy on defense with oppo- 
nents scoring an average of 23 points against 
them diis season. Buffalo looks to be headed 
to the playoffs with newly acquired QB Drew 
Bledsoe who lias thi-own for 2500 yards tliis 
season. If New England is going to get out of 
die slump, they had better do it voth a win on 
Sunday, because tlieir schedule takes a turn for 
tlie worse in the last quarter of the season. 
Who's Hot Drew Bledsoe 
Who's Not Patriots' defense 
Pick Buffalo 

Angels soar to first W^orld Series victory 

Nate Briner 

The 2002 Fall Classic vras a batUe of 
Califomians as the Giants and the Angels battled 
Uirough seven action-packed games. In die 
deciding game seven, die Angels came out on 
lop, 4-1. hi die 41-year history of tlie Angels, diis 
was dieir firet Mp to die Classic, and oh, what a 
trip it was. After earning die American League 
WUd Card playoff spot, they defeated tlie four- 
dme defending AL champion New York Yankees 
in die AL Division Series. After losing the first 
game of die AL Championship Series to die 
Minnesota Tvnns, the Angels came back and 
won four straight to win die pennant Then, after 

Team Clarke beats Team Holtensen, 20-0 

On Monday night, Women's A League 
Intramural Football Playoffs started with a 
bang. Third seed Team Clarke defeated sixth 
seed Team Holtensen in a game tliat saw 
Team Clark quarterback Julie Clarke domi- 
nate. She threw for 138 yards, completed nine 
of 14 passes and also picked up two sacks on 
defense. The first score was provided by 
Alissa Ahrems on a 50-yard dash up the side- 
line in the first half. Then on the first play of 
the second half, she turned a short pass fi-om 
Julie Clarke into a 60 yard touchdown that 
gave Team Clarke a 13-0 lead. While Team 
Holtensen gained many offensive yards, 

Team Clarke's bend-but-don't-break defeo- 1 
sive philosophy was enough to pull oui , 
impressive win. The Team Holstensen ij 
dem of quarterback Fern Christensen and | 
receiver Christina Holm contributed die m 
to their team's offense, as Christina caught I 
seven passes for 69 yards. In the closii 
utes of tlie game, Jube Clarke threw a 20-yanl I 
slant in the corner of the end zone for a touch- 1 
down that finished the scoring, "Overall, « 
had a good team, but we didn't play to oo 
potential. But we had fun," said ChristiiB I 
Hohn after the game. With the win. Team I 
Clarke advances to the next round of the plaj- 1 

Football intramural standings 

blliiifi behind Uiree games lo two lo the Giants in 
the WoHd Series, Ihey came bacli home and toolt 
the crown in what could l» the greatest come- 
bacli in an elimination game in tlie history of Ihe 
Fall Classic in game sbc 

In tlie final game of tlie Series, the Giants 
scored firat in the second inning when Reggie 
Sanders hil a sacrifice Oy, but the Angels 
answered back in tlie bottom haK ivith a Benide 
Molma RBI double, file game was capped off in 
the third when David Eckstein and Darin Erstad 
hit singles to lell. and Tim Salmon xvas hit by a 
pilch to load ihe basts. Garrct Anderson fol- 
lowed wth a llire^run double into tlie right-field 
comer to give the Angels a 4-1 lead that ihey 



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2 U 



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Hillbillies , 


5 U 



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7 U 



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3 LI 



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4 LI 

Bomb Squad 

5 1^ 



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4 L4 

wouldn't relinquish John Lackey, die Angles 
starling pitcher, became Ihe Jrst rookie to win 
Game Seven of the Worid Series in 93 years 
Despite past struggles, die Angels dedication 
and hard work paid off m elabomte Sishion this 
year with a fine season and a championship per- 
formance in die World Series. 

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THURSDAY, October 31, 2002 

The Southern Accent 

c^ ampus chatter 

Week of: October 25 - November 1 

Calendar of Events 


Witlulrawals through December 6 receive "W or IVT 


Missions Weekend (Nov.1-2} 

B^gin ordering December Graduation Announcements - Campus Shop or wuncskopjoslens-com 

5-47p Sunset 

g QOp Vespere-Marilyn Laszlo (Church) 

After Vespers "Escape" afterglow - Gospel Chapel 

Birthdays: Amy Pittman, Bill Levin, Carohne Marceau. Derek Armitage, James 
Kun, TyAnn Jeffries, Dr. Henry Kuhhnan, Kim Mitchell, Mrs. Laurie Minner, 
Douglas Valmont 


7:45a Deparhire for DEEP Sabbath (Wright HaU steps) 

9:00a Church Services - Mike Fulbright 

10;00a The Third - Mike Fulbright (lies) 

Another Sabbath School (Ackerman) 
Something Else Sabbath School (Thatcher South) 

11:30a Church Services - Mike Fulbright 

2-5;0Op Missions Expo (Student Center) 

4;15p Room in the hm (Wright Hall steps) 

5:30p Evensong 

7:30p Get ticket for IMAX trip (Wright Hall steps) 

8p Student Center open 

Birthdays: Amber Laing, Jondelle McGhee, Joshua Yip, Michelle Davis, Nataniel 
Reyes, Pablo Gambetta, Mr. Jack Ferneyhough, Mrs. Joy Roe, Mrs. Shirley Spears 


7p SA Senate Double Credit Worship -Thatcher Chapel 

7:3i;ip Faculty Recital (Ackerman) - Convocation Credit 

Birthdays: Becky Grudzien, Daniel Pickett, David Reeder, Kekoa Rea, Miranda 
Warner, Pavielle Stonewall, Mr. Steven Adams, Dr Robert Graham, Mr Ivan 
Graves, Mrs. Maria Sager 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER i-SA Spirit Week ■ Imitate Department Day 
SA Spirit Week (Nov. M) 
Winter Registration (Nov. 4^} 
3:3llp Academic Affairs 

Birthdays: Amanda Dorn, Chad Allen, Kristen Sheets, Rae Braun, Shirna GuUo, 

Mrs. Rita Wohlers, Pastor Ed Wright 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER S-SA Spirit Week - Tropical Day 
Election Day 

Shidy Skills Sermnar (Shident Center Senunar Room) 
Shidy Skills Seminar (Student Center Senunar Room) 
Tornado Siren Test 

Jouit Worship - Campus Ministries (Thatcher) 
Birthdays: Alex King, Cindy Ladi, Clarisa Oliveira, Josh Pedroza, Lonna Bullock, 
David George 

fEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 - SA Spirit Week Celebrity Day 

Choir Tour (Nov. 6-10) 

^■*P SA Senate Meeting (White Oak Room) . , , -^^ i, 

Birthdays: Allen Trent, Autumn Saxon, Casey Leno, Debbie Baffin, Denck Littrell, 

Matthew Anderson, Montie Schmiege, Mrs. Asti Conibear 

/. N0VEMBER7-SA Spirit Week International Day 

AcroFest 2 '" — 


Acn FesI 2002 (Nov. 7-9) 

''■*'i' Convocadon-Tim Timmons (Church) . 

- i.GregAtchley (Hickman 114) Convocadon Credit 

Grundset Lecture Series ■ Greg Atchley (Hicxman i nj ^^•„^--- - - 
Birthdays: Crystal Johnson. Crystal Neuin, Doug Foley Headier Janetzko, Joe 
Haynes, Marcy Moore, Tiffany Goodin, Dr Cyril Roe, John Williams 

^DAY. NOVEMBER S-SA Spirit Week - 70's Day 


Pierson Lectureship - Calvin Rock (Thatcher) 

Vespers -Tim Timmons (Church) 
Birthdays: Andrew LaPierre, Angela Palmer, Brenda Pewitt EsterlUn Perera- 
Rodriguez. JuUe Stotz, Kenneth McClellan, Korine Juhl, Matt Bosley, Mjcheue 
Tabarrejo. Naomi Dufraine, Nathan Perkins, Roger Esleves, Steve Henderscnea 



EVENSONG: This Saturday, Evensong 
will take place in the Church at 5:30 p.m. 

FACULTY RECITAL: Come and enjoy 
the talent displayed by our very own fac- 
ulty! This recital will take place on 
Sunday. November 3, at 7:30 p.m. in 
Ackerman Auditorium. Convocation 
credit will be given. 

AVOID THEFT: Please take caution 
and do not leave your book bag unattend- 
ed—put your name in all books as well. 
Write down the title and author in case 
they are stolen, and report theft to 
Campus Safety and Collegedale Police 
right away! 

DIVERSIONS: This Saturday night, the 
Office of Shident Life and Activities has 
arranged for students to see Space 
Station 3D at the IMAX Tennessee 
Aquarium. Come to the front of Wright 
Hall and receive your ticket of atten- 
dance between 7:30-7:45 p.m. Three 
vans will provide transportation for this 

Campus Ministries... 


annual Student Missions Expo will be 
held in the Shident Center on Sabbatli, 
November 2 fi-om 2:00-5:00 p.m. 
Everyone is invited to come and see dis- 
plays representing service all over the 


Another Sabbath School, which normally 
meets in the Student Center, vrill meet in 
Ackerman Auditorium on Sabbath, 
November 2 due to the Missions Expo. It 
will rehirn to the Student Center the fol- 
lowing week. Our ongoing theme is "If 
My people pray" 

Clubs & Departments... 


Looking for a one-hour elective for the 
upcoming Winter Semester? hiti-oduction 
to Health Professions, ALHT 111, is a 
beneficial survey course for future med- 
ical journalists, health care admmistra- 
tors. psychologists, special education 
majors, health care professionals, or any- 
body planning on working in or around 
the medical environment Take advan- 
tage of Intro to Health Professions next 
semester, Tuesdays at 7:00-7:50 p.m. 


Chemistry Club will be conduchng a _ 
"Chemistry Makes Cleaning Possible 
collection drive in recognition of National 

Chemistry Week. This drive will run 
from Tuesday. October 29, through 
Tuesday. November 5. Donations of 
household cleaning and personal 
hygiene products can be dropped off in 
the collection boxes located in the 
Residence Halls and the Chemisb-y 
office. Donations will be given to the 
Samaritan Center at the drive's conclu- 
sion. We appreciate your support 

Student Association . . . 

DEEP SABBATH: Oakwood College 
has invited SAU to join them in a com- 
bined Sabbatii worship on their campus 
this Saturday, November 2. This is a 
great opportunity to mingle and get to 
know another school through praise, 
worship and ftm activities! Vans will leave 
at 7:45 a.m. in fi-ont of Wright Hall. 
Church service is at 9 a.m. Lunch after 
church, followed by F*raise Time. 
Estimated time of departure from 
Oakwood College is 6 p.m. 

SA LOGO CONTEST: The deadline for 
the Community Service Day logo contest 
is Monday, November 18. For details 
contact Tara Ericson at 2723. 

SA SPIRIT WEEK Next week is SA 
Spirit Week, brought to you by your SA 
Senators. Each day will have a specific 
theme, and you are encouraged to 
dress/act accordingly. Prizes will be 
given out for best representation of each 
day! So come show a little SPIRIT and 
liave fun! 

Monday ■ November 4 
Imitate Departinent Day 

Tuesday - November 5 
Tropical Day 

Wednesday, November 6 
Celebrity Day 

Thursday, November 7 
International Day 

Friday, November 8 
70's Day 

the SA Senate will be hosting a double 
credit joint worship at 7 p.m. in the 
Thatcher Chapel. This will be an oppor- 
tunity for you to get to know your 
Senators and share ideas for this school 
year. The lOp hall worship will be single 
credit as usual, and you may only attend 
one or tiie other. 


Thursday, Ocrc j^^^ 

Humor Editor 




ThiWriiTFiuidSIFEPl^^^ct^ A Graphic Novella 

' by Mary Nikityn 

One day, probably too recenUy for any of 
their ideas to be vaUd, a group of students got 
together and called themselves SIFE.' Being 
mostly business majors and people who 
would become business majors if they didnt 
have already assured sources of disgusting 
amounts of income in other fields, they want- 
ed to make money. They schemed {Schemes 
Involving Free Enterprise) and schemed, and 
soon everyone could see the results. The 
whole campus was elated, Okay, so Tony 
Castlebuono was elated, but he knew a lot of 
people (most of the state of Michigan, in fact) 
so at least it got around that there w^ some 
elation. You see. Tony* * had put on his think- 
ing visor and come up with a project It filled 
such a vital need on campus that he was sure 
it would be i 

Never get Q ticket again with 
the 'Friendly Patrolman'' 

$5.00 , 
Even marketing to special interest groups 

So Toby got to work and tried to find 
another way to help the students, make 
money and maybe bring down the cafeteria's 
evil monopoly on breakfast foods while he 
wasal it. No, not i 

So Toby went back to the drawing board. 
Surely lliere was some way to improve the 
food service on campus! 

Then Jimmy had a sudden change of heart 
and figured Campus Safety was a really great 
organization after all. He wanted to get his 
car back, so he thought hard about how to 
show the students that Campus Safety was 
there to help them. 


..and the parking tag prototype mysteriouslj 
disappeared. Well, that was it Ronny had had I 
it He was a changed man. He decided right 
then and there that he wasn't going to 
anyone any more. He was going to wm \ 
EVERYONE. He just knew he had die mak- 
ings of the number one failed SIFE project 

Risk Your SoutJiern Life: 
The Board Game a<^^.^^^G^■i,t.^^ 

Campus Safety twkihurt buiMAie 

and students working c«p]e.J^h^ puibnjh. 

together to W© *t^^'"' 
spray PDA right off Vx/ $ 

this campus! I /" 

So Johnny left the Campus Ministries 
office and went out into the big, empty, 
echo-ey Student Center to think. He 
designed the Brock-Vision goggles for use 
in the second floor labs, (He could have 
sold the patent to the military, too, if some 
insurgent art majors hadn't gotten to him 
first) He sold tapes of Professor Erickson's 
economics lectures to insomniacs. The 
problem with those was that he started to 
lose consciousness and his life flashed 
before his eyes. He thought of all the proj- 
ects that Campus Safety had foiled. He 
thought of how much investment capital he 
had lost to paying their tickets. Just before 
blacking out entirely, he invented.,. 

Thus, having successfully offended everyow | 
on campus, Rob York** shaightened his vis 
made sure no one was looking, and smiled, 

Mary Nikityn should be ashamed o//fffi?P| 
The junior psychology tnajor created an mM^ I 
able attumnt of work for layout giint KeviiiLeaA | 
Of course, she had some help from Rob Ymi, "'■ 
just can't bear to graduate and leave the /ti 

•Students hiventing Funny Expenses 

**Anysimilaritytoanyper^ns living ordaj I 
should be construed to be entirely coinr - 
even though it's not 

Renovation or revenge? KR's conspires 

Editor's note: Yon may have noticed that the 
Student Center fiinittjire has finally arrived! 
The Humor Page would like to extend a hearty 
congratulations to SA President fared niurmon 
on the success of bis "No fiimiture, no haircut' 
vow. It is an amazing thing to now see boOi 
Student Center chairs and fared's ears. Lookin' 
good, prez. 

As I was cruising tlirough tlie student center 
admiring the new walls, trim and carpet, 1 was 
hit with the jolting realization that everything 
coordinates mtli Uie drinking fountain outside 
the Student Services office. They're all 
brown! Could it be that the entire remodeling 
project revolved around this obscure 

"TVell. originally, we wanted the (Student 
Center] theme to be '50's diner'." said one 
anonymous source, "However, Senate would- 
n't let us replace tlie drinking fountain with a 
firee soda machine." The idea of red vinyl 
chairs, oldies music and classic car murals 

The Student Center's misunderstood, mis- 
treated water fountain 
was scrapped, Tlien we just thought "What 
the heck. Let's go with a Svater, water every- 
where" theme.' Everything could be brown to 

match the siding of the fountain! Renunders 
of water could be everywhere! This would 
lead to a well-hydrated student body." 

There's more to it than that" said anoth- 
er source. '^Ith all this 
health-awareness stuff going around. KR's 
profits were starting to get watered 
down— literally!" The source implied that 
rather than coordination, the motivation for 
renovation was camouflage. 

All across campus students can be seen tot- 
ing water bottles which can easily be refilled at 
no cost This is not good news for KR's Place, 
where long lines might deter some thirsty cus- 
tomers to the fountain around the corner. 
■^Vater is the basic substance of life. 
Everyone needs water. And KR's knows 
Uiis so they want to hide [the fountain]" said 
sophomore Teresa Johnson. 

Any business major knows the old adage 
"out of sight out of mind." If one's competi- 
tion can be diminished, one's business stands 
out and profits increase. In a poll conducted 
recently, five out of seven students questioned 
didn't know that there is a drinking fountain in 
the student center. "I haven't seen if said jun- 

ior computer science major Derick AndeR^ 
Anti-KR's propaganda has spnmg "Pj^ 
the School of Religion in response to mis 
spiracy theory. KR's has been likened w 
twelve disciples. The twelve tried to del 
woman at the well. KR'stries to draw^^^J 
from the fountain. The disciples asHeQ^^j 
fire come down and burn an ''"'' j^- 
Samaritan city. According to J""'"", ,J^ 
major Nicholas Mann, KR's wanted 
the fountain. Both of these pyro« 
demands were turned down. jjjg 

Many students in all departments q 
the SA's motive for remodeUng the :j^^ 
Center. Was it really meant to '-'O''"""^, 
the drinking fountain? Or is a "^jj^i 
conspiracy with KR's involved, ui . -^ 
camouflage would be the P""^^-(,3 qoS, 
This investigator could not say .'^^p3boit| 
tions remain yet unanswered, this o 
all: water you going to drink? 

Don't befooled by her foray into i"^"^^^ 
cents; Elise LaPlant is still a senior outa 

Diversity Week 

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Missions Expo 

Page 4 

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COLLEGEDALE, TENNESSEE ■m^M.'%.^ 1 ^ A.V-/^-Xj_>X ^ A 



Volume .58, Issue 9 

Election Results Southern student makes first cut for American Idol II 


TLiinessee Governor: Phil Bredesen 

11 s Senate Lamar Alexander 

Tennessee Lottery Passed 

US House 3rd District Zach Wamp 

US House 4th District Lincoln Davis 

Tciiii. House District 28 Tommie Brown 

Teiiii. House District 29 Brenda Turner 

Term House District 31 Jim Vincent 

National Highlights 

Alaliania: Democrat Lucy Baxley became the 
first woman elected lieutenant governor, the 
staii'V second-highest office. 

Calilornia: Rep. Loretta Sanchez and sister 
Linda became the first sisters elected to 


Floiiilii: Jeb Bush, the president's brother, 
won k'uvernorship, the only Republican gov- 
ernnr to win re-election in that state. 

Genrjiia: Republican Sonny Perdue beat 
InL-uiiibfnt Roy Barnes to become the first 
Rei)ublican governor in 130 years. 

Hawaii: Representative Patsy Mink easily 
won r.Mi-lection, despite the fact that she 
died weeks ago. A special election will be 
held III January to name 

Evita Santana, a junior social work major 
made it through the first two rounds of audihons 
for American Idol n. 

Tennessee Valley Idol, a qontebt ^iponsored 
in part by WDSI Fox 61 and WKKJ 98 1 FM \n^ 
held at Hamilton Place on October 22 Santana 
beat out 50 contestants to be crowned die 
Tennessee Valley Idol. The prize included beau 
ty and vocal consultations as well as hotel 
accommodation and a guaranteed audition at 
the Nashville round of American auditions 

Santana heard from a friend that there were 
auditions at the mall, so she signed up Fifty peo- 
ple were picked at random in groups of ten to 
perform in front of a panel of judges that includ- 
ed record executives from studios like RCA 
Artemis and Warner Bros. 

Santana was interviewed by Fox 61 before 
she competed in the Tennessee Valley Idol. She 
told diem tliat the reason she decided to try out 
for the show was that she didn't get many oppor- 
tunities to sing professionally on campus so was 

trying other ven- 

PhiUip Evelyn a 
freshman music 
education major at 
Soutliern placed 
second in the 
Tennessee Valley 
Idol contest 

After winning 
the competition 
Santana was inter 

cmi santana Viewed OU 98 1 bCV 

era] bmes Dunng 
lliese interviews she was asked to sing Lve on 
the air. Fans left online messages afterward 
telling her that her voice "gave Idiem] chills" 
and wishing her good luck in Nashville. 

Santana went on to die second round of audi- 
tions in Nashville last Wednesday. There were 
several other regional contest winners with 
gfuaninteed auditions, as well as several hundred 
would-be singers who camped out in front of 
Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. Duiing Uie 
three day auditions, 1,800 people vied for a 

Louisiana: Voters eliminated a 3.9 percent 
sales lax on food, utilities and prescription 
medicine in exchange for higher income tax, 

Michigan: Democratic Attorney General 
Jennifer Granhohn defeated Republican LL 
Gov. Dick Posthumus to become the state's 
first female governor. 

Nevada: Voters denied an initiative to allow 
up to three ounces of marijuana. 

Oregon: Voters rejected measures to provide 
complete healdi insurance to every man, 
woman and child in the state. 

South Carolina: Rep. Strom Thurmond will 
^succeeded by Rep. Lindsey Graham. 
nurmond is stepping down after 48 years. 

ennont; State legislature will pick a gover- 
nor in January because no candidate took a 

majoriiy in the 10-way race. 

Student Center 
finally furnished 


a Hinlon fres 
s to be the fit 

C person lo 

g ma|or 
It ID the 


mon SA Prcsi 
will be added s 

uch as lable 

, lamps 


s and more ch 

' PhombyS 


chance to become die next Idol. 

Performers were allowed to sing only part of 
a song diey selected with no accompanying 
music a verse and a chorus. Santana was the 
last performer on Wednesday to audition and 
was asked to return over the weekend for the 
second round of auditions. 

Santana was cut during Uie second audition. 
She was die first to audition and said she had a 
feeling she would be ait "It's like you're trying 
lo set die standard," she said, 

However, she does not regret her experi- 
ence She feels she gained allies in die recording 
indusfry by making contact widi representatives 
from RCA and Warner Bros, recording studios 
as well as die staff at 98.1, She hopes that her 
experience will let odiers know what is possible 
and also remind diem to stay true to Uiemselves. 
"It might be a good diing tliat I got cut, since it 
compromised my beliefs (by auditioning on 
Saturday)," she said. 'There's so much talent on 
campus, ifs a shame we don't see more of it" 
Santana would like lo see events like open mic 
Tvghis on Southern's campus. "I just feel really 
lucky," she said. "1 had ftin." 

GymMasters prepare for Acrofest 

GymMaslers will be hosting Acrofest 
today through Saturday night. Acrofest is a 
"gadiering of mosdy Adventist schools with 
acrobatic organizations" that teaches new 
skills and styles and builds team morale said 
Caroline Marceau. GymMasters team manag- 

More than 33 schools and organizations 
will be represented over the weekend here at 
Southern. They will participate in team build- 
ing activities as well as learning new skills in 
the gymnastics rotations. 

TTiere will be 10 groups doing 10 rota- 
tions," Marceau said. The groups will be 
learning or practicing acrobatic activities 
such as group pyramids, wall walking, hand- 
stands and butterflies, teeter boards, tossing 
and tumbling exercises as well as rehearsing 
dieir own routines for the Saturday night 

nVe hope to have a giant group routine 
that we will learn Friday afternoon in one 
hour," Marceau said. "At the end we hope 
everybody's involved in one big pyramid." 

As hosts, GymMasters supervise many of 
the events, make sure routines are being exe- 
cuted safely, get students whatever Uiey need 
and serve food during the meals. In addition, 
GymMasters will provide the church service 

Saturday morning for the Acrofest parlici- 

"Our job is making sure people feel served 
and that they feel welcomed." Marceau said, 

Tlie tiieme for Acrofest is "Reflect His 
Image." Brennom Francois, a motivational 
speaker and personal friend of GymMasters' 
Coach Rick Schwarz, wilt be speaking to the 
group as well. 

Tlie Saturday night Acrofest event will be 
held in lies RE. Center at 8 p.m. Admission is 
$1 with a Southern student ID and $5 without. 

This year's Acrofest is important, as there 
is some thought that Uie event vrill be can- 
celled next year. It is possible that Andrews 
University may host, aldiough it Is doubtful 
they have room to host as large a group as the 
one at Southern this year. Some are recom- 
mending that each conference sponsor their 
own gymnastics event, but Marceau feels it is 
important that people be exposed to a larger 

"It really builds morale if your team isn't 
doing so well." she said. "We already do a con- 
ference one every two years." 

GymMasters' theme for the year is 
"Where Your Heart Is. There Your Treasure 
Is Also," They will be performing at area 
churches as well as going on a mission trip to 
Mexico during spring break. 








HUMOR P- 12 

Operation Christmas 
Child information, 

page 3 

There are not enough jails, not 
enough policemen, not enough 
courts to enforce a law not sup- 
ported by the people. 

Hubert H. Humphrey 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, November ; 


Diversity Week 
begins November 18 

Southern Adventist University 
will embrace cultural differences 
represented on campus during 
the week of November 18 - 22. 
The theme is "One World-Many 

Activities during the week, 
such as worship talks and cultural 
cuisine, will specifically feature 
Asian, African American and 
Hispanic cultures. 

"(This week) is designed to 
celebrate the diversity of our cam- 
pus," said Sawafo Gullo, professor 
of biology and chair of the diversi- 
!. "The whole concept 
diversity aware- 

November 21, will feature Les 
Pollard, vice president of diversity 
at I^ma Linda University. Pollard 
conducts diversity workshops 
around the country and will pres- 
ent a workshop about his book. 
Embracing Diversity, for faculty 
and staff. 

"Learning about other cultures 
expands our knowledge and helps 
us understand our world better," 
said Christine Jensen, junior busi- 
ness administration and English 
major. "It helps us see life from 
different viewpoints and to reach 
people effectively." 

On Thursdayn November 21, 
at 6:30 p.m., a diversity banquet 
will bring together the cultures 
represented on campus. This 
banquet is being catered and 
requires a ticket, Tickets will 
soon be available and will cost $7 

One WorW 
Many Peo^<e 

for students and $10 for faculty 
and staff. 

The location of the banquet is 
still being decided, Gullo said. 

Clubs have the opportunity to 
get involved through displays, 
decorating tables for the diversity 
banquet and making a cultural 

This is your opportunity to 
share your culture," said Gullo, 
noting that there are 25 countries 
represented on the Southern cam- 

For each table decorated, clubs 
can earn $25 and $100 for partici- 
pating in the program, according 

campus clubs by Kari Shultz. 
Performance suggestions include 
sharing a cultural story, song, 
dance, slide presentation, or 
demonstration of cultural craft. 

Clubs interested in being 
involved need to contact Shultz at 
2484 by Friday, November 15. at 

The Southern Accent 

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Rob York, managing editor 

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starts new 
honor society 

Southern Adventist^ 

University's English department 
was accepted into Sigma Tau 
Delta, the National English Honor 
Society, at the beginning of this 
month, signaling new opportuni- 
ties for students, faculty and the 

Wilma McClarty, chair of the 
English department, said the 
inspiration for applying to the 
National English Honor Society 
developed when the Modern 
Language department applied last 
year and was accepted into the 
National Collegiate Foreign 
Language Honor Society, Alpha 
Mu Gamma. 

According to the Sigma Tau 
Deha website, http://www.eng-, this organization is one 
of the largest members of the 
Association of College Honor 
Societies with approximately 600 
chapters, 700 faculty sponsors, 
and 7,000 members inducted 

On the application for candida- 
cy, the official motto of the socie- 
ty is stated as "Sincerity, Truth. 

The purpose of Sigma Tau 
Delta, according to the society 
website, is to recognize outstand- 
ing achievements, enrich stu- 
dents' education and provide 
career choices. 

"This is an extracurricular 
activity that will enhance our pro- 
gram," said Alexa Merickel, junior 
English major. 

Society members are eligible 
for writing awards, scholarships, 
internships and publication in the 
society's literary magazine, The 

Spirit Week 

SA Spirit Week started off with Imitate Depai 
Here, Luke Hamilton dresses as Donn Leathei 
religion, while Darin Starkey shows off his en 


Acceptance into Sigma Tau 
Delta allows the Southern English 
department to "connect with all 
English departments (in the 
United States]," McClarty said. 
Students and faculty can network 
with other colleges and universi- 
ties through regional conferences 
and international conventions. 

Applications are now available 
for English majors and minors. 
Requirements include two 
English classes beyond freshmen 
composition classes with an 
earned grade of at least a B, com- 

pletion of at least three sen 

of college courses and a cumuls- 1 

tive grade point average of 3.5. 

The English faculty will reviei 
the applications before approving I 
students, said Beveriey Sell, I 
humanities office maoager. | 
Students accepted into Sigma Tan I 
Delta will be initiated as charlet | 
members in January. 

The development of l|i( I 
Southern Adventist University | 
chapter is still in infancy, i 
acceptance and paperwork | 
arrived during the first week ol 

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The Southern Accent 3 

Public Relations begins Operation Christmas Child drive • 

Fnr the third consecutive year 
stuti^ni^ from Southern wll be par- 
ticipaiing in the Operation 
Child shoebox cam- 


This : 

paigTi organizers are adding incen- 
tives fur participation. 

"We wanted to do something 
that would increase participation 
and at the same time reward those 
who faithfully support the project," 
said Garrett Nudd, assistant direc- 
tor of public relations and OCC 

Each student who donates a toy- 
flUed shoebox will be entered into a 
random drawing, which will take 
place on Thursday, November 21 at 
12:30 p m. in the Dining Hall. 
Prices will include: 

-Gilt certificates more than 20 
local restaurants such as: 
Applebees, The Cracker Barrel, 
O'Charlie's, Olive Garden. The 
Udder Creamery, Marble Slab 

-BJlh and Body Works gift pack 

Photography by Garrett (two 

-Two lbs. European Chocolate 

-VerySpecial Chocolate 
Truffles (two prizes) 
-Old Navy travel case (12 

-Coleman deluxe camping 

chairs (two prizes) 

-Southern shirts (five prizes) 

-Tommy Hilfiger hair care pack 

-age (five prizes) 

-Avon skin care package (five 


-A variety of special interest 


-$25 Dicks Sporting Goods gift 

To be eligible for the drawing, 
toy-filled shoeboxes should be 
dropped off at the public relations 

office in Wright Hall by noon on 
Thursday, November 21, or at the 
dining hall by 12:30 pm 
Shoeboxes will also be coUected at 
the Third on Sabbath, November 
23, and in the lobby of Wright Hall 
until noon on Monday. November 
25. A note should be taped to each 
box indicating which stiident is to 
gel credit for tiie box (only stu- 
dents are eligible for die drawing). 

Operation Christinas Child was 
started in 1993 by Franklin Graham 
and Samaritan's Purse. Its mission 
is to collect gift-wrapped shoeboxes 
filled with children's toys and dis- 
tribute them around the world to 
children in war-torn and poverty- 
stincken countiies, making it possi- 
ble for even the most unfortunate 
child to experience tiie miracle of 
Christmas. Last year alone, more 
than five million shoeboxes were 
distributed woridwide. 

Comniunity participation 

Much like last year. Soutiiern 
will be caUing on area churches to 
join in participation. "Operation 
Christmas Child is a great project 
for families and children to get 
involved in," said Nudd. "Many par- 
ents take tiieir children to the store 
with the specific purpose of filling a 

"We had one lady last year from 

Alabama who was so excited tiiat 
she presented die project to her 
church and school." Nudd said. 
"She drove up a few weeks later 
and dropped off 125 shoeboxes. 
This year she said their goal is 

How to participate 
Participating is simple. Fill a 
shoebox witii toys. Shoeboxes 
should be designated for gender 
and approximate age (use label on 
reverse of brochure). Boxes can be 
wrapped, but it is not necessary If 
you do plan on wrapping your box, 
please wrap die lid separately. 

Suggested items to include are 
colored socks, coloring books and 
crayons, shiffed animals, flashlight 
and extra batteries, hard candy and 
gum, balls, gloves, hats, sunglass- 
Items not to include are toy sol- 
diers, guns, knives, war toys, break- 
ables, perishable food items, liquid 
products, etc. 

Officials at Samaritan's Purse 
stress diat one of tiie most impor- 
tant items to include in each shoe- 
box is a photo of tiie person who 
put Uie shoebox togetiier, The child 
who receives the box will treasure 
the photo because they know 
someone out there cares about 

For more information c 
Operation Christmas Child, conta 
Garrett Nudd at 423.238.2840 i 
garrett@fiOL ithern.prii] . 

Shoebox Collection 

Public Relations office 
(Wright Hall)— now until 
Monday. November 25. 

Wright Hall drop box- 

w until Monday, November 

Chaplain's office (student 
center)— now until Monday 
November 25. 

Southern dining hall — 
Thursday. November 21. 

The Third— SabbaUi, Nov- 
ember 23. 

CoUegedale Church litera- 
ture desk— Sabbath. Nov- 
ember 23. 

Bowman Hills Church 
. :ieveland)-Sabbath, 
November 23. 

McDonald Road SDA 
Church — Sabbath. November 

Southern students get D.E.E.P. at Oakwood 

Rachel Bo: 

Lii^i Saturday many students 
from ^"iithern gathered to wor- 
ship aiih Oakwood College in 
Hunl^iillc, Alabama. These stu- 
dents ,',,[,■ given the first chance 
ever li. [provide a large part of the 
programming for the Oakwood 
community This was the first 
lime sludi-nts were involved in 
leailing uut in front of the church 
and thr students of Oakwood and 
Soulhi-ni really found it to be a 

This was something that has 
never b.eii done before and we 
are very thankful for it," said 
Mcintosl, Thervil, special events 
raordinalor at Oakwood. 

There was a lot of planning 
Mil practice that went into plan- 
ts the program,- said Jared 
'nurinoi,. Southern's SA presi- 
„ , , ^^'f >'a'l a program planned 
M for the gym and then we got 
'""•^1 .nl„ the church and we 

had to work with all parties to 
make a successful program, 
which is exactly what the end 

The Southern Gospel Choir 
performed at Oakwood and 
Matthew Gamble of Andrews 
University preached for the 
church service. 

"We are planning on interact- 
ing more with Oakwood through- 
out the rest of the year and in the 
near future," said Thurmon. "We 
are so close and both schools pos- 
sess talents and styles that 
are. ..well. ..the truth is both of 
these schools 'got it goin on'.. We 
are so talented I can't begin to 
describe the fun we can have 
when we put our styles together." 

Southern and Oakwood partic- 
ipate in a program called 
Diversity Educational Exchange 
Program, in which students spend 
a semester or year at the other 
school to build understanding and 
1 of other communities. 

Austin Wooley returns to classes 



Wooley is back at 
^nd said he has recovered 
injuries he sustained Oct. 

^^as mjured and his 

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'irship major missed a 

' '-^ btfore returning fast 

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''If effects of his injuries 

"'^'-ted his class work, but 

said some psychological side-effects 
remain, "Sometimes in class it's 
hard to concenti^te," he said, 

Wooley does not believe that the 
state will press charges against him 
for negligence on the evening of the 
accident. "I was told by an officer 
tiiat there's nothing (die state) can 
possibly do to me." Wooley said. 

Wooley said that many of his fel- 
low students contacted him while he 
was at home recovering from the 
accident "I want to tiiank every- 
body who's been praying." Wooley 
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Don't sleep in class... 
Read the Accent instead! 

Thursday, November 7 

4 The Southern ACCENT . , -, 

Alcohol sal ^Tdhddhi^feb^^ progressive candidates 

iVlCOIKJl t>cliC& Ul V H^iXA^ * ^ _ , ^3j J Coolidge and the other four rnm„: . 

The supporters of Marcus Sheffield and 
John Turner, candidates for the two seats on 
the Collegedale commission that will be open 
in the elections tliis spring, have dubbed 
themselves the "progressive voters." 

The progressive voters have dravm the 
battle lines between themselves and thow 
they say are not moving Collegedale forward 
A main point of dispute is whether beer sale<; 
should be allowed within city limits. 

are farming a new 
party it is just a 
phrase being used 
to descnbe what 
they want to accom 
phsh if elected 
Sheffield beheves 
that all citizens of 
Collegedale includ 
mg Southern stu 
dents can benefit 
from voting for him John Turn, 
self and Turner, 
have services in this city that 

mty What I Coolidge ai.u u.c uuier lour commi«;„ 
would not sup- all voted no. "^'^'^ne 

port in any way "Had it passed, there would probabWh 

ghtclub been one restaurant and three motels hi! I 

■ ptitah- Then vou would have hari throats- ■ '^^i 

increase,. I 

type of estab- Then you would have had three tax ir 



beheves that 

there is room 

for new bu=;i 

like restau 

rants m what he 

calls the "commer 

along Lee Highway Turner ^d 



voter? 2:rLZ- r^d "B^r ;^;:;s;: *; Ss ... as a com^is^ner .ow^a beer 

Close to mem =^ ^J..,:i., „,,„ „|pb would deoend on what citizens want 

^idr™L.eep.hisci.ya.ea.«^,p.ace ^--^tfr^res^sLT/C 

I ihe state of want to have beer by the glass, the voters 

need to voice their opinions," he said. "A lot of 
quality establishments, such as Olive Garden, 

Collegedale citizen David Barlo organized 
a political rally for Turner and Sheffield on Sheffield points 

Sunday, where he defined what a "progressive Xennessee there are several technicalities 

voter is. "It means that we look for progres- j^ ^^^ ^ business is defined and how „ , ^ ^ .u . n ^ ." T„rn«r 

sive leaders," he said, "Such leaders think out ^^^^ -^ ^^^i^^ from hard Uquon "It is pos- O'Charlie's and Outback seU beer. Turner 

of the box. they can be either RepubUcans or ^5^^ that a restaurant could be brought to the said. "1 personally fi-equent these busmesses 

Democrats, and they work to serve every city." Sheffield said, "A restaurant is one that and would support their coming to 

member of the community no matter you reli- ^gj^^g 70 percent of its money through the Collegedale. I would appreciate the tax rev- 
sale of food. That fits the family values of this 

gion. your 

They are not dominated by one train o 
thought or shick obstinately in the past,' 
Barto said, "Such progressive leaders forty Collegedale is good for Southern students. 

"Someone's choice a 
"^"^"Attracting good business is good for is then choice," he said. "I do subscribe 10 an 
Collegedale." he said. "What is good for alcohol-free lifestyle, but if you want to have a 
beer with your (meal), then 1 will sit there 
beside you with my ice tea or my Coke." 

years ago founded this city to be a place Sheffield is against bringing 
where there would never be Blue Laws, ^ty limits because, by definition, half of a tav- 
Progressives have made Collegedale a busi- ^^^.^ ^(^gy ■^^ ^^^^ fron^ the sale of alcoholic 
ness-friendly city. Ten years ago another beverages, he said. However, he finds it "hyp- Collegedale? 
group of progressive leaders came together ^^^j^- to disallow sale of beer within city 
limits when beer is sold in gas stations, restau- 
rants and grocery stores where Collegedale 
citizens shop. 

The position of the progressives is: we are 
against the sale of hard liquor in this city." he 
said. "And we are trymg to keep things out, sajd. "In order for 
like taverns, bars and adult book stores. But citizens would have 
how can we say we are against beer sales 
when the people in this community use busi- 
that sell beer?' 

Laws." he saii I 
Blue Laws pf^l 
vent sales of a]o> I 
Jim Ashlock hoi after re 

Sunday morning I 
"It makes us the joke of the state to say ths I 
Collegedale is the only city where you canbuj I 
beer 24 hours a day To those in HamilliH I 
County, this is an Adventist community.'' 
Ashlock believes that the extra mc 
;gards to alcohol brought in by alcohol sales would be offs«|^ I 
a rise m crime caused by alcohol sales, 1 1 
would not enhance Collegedale to have « 
more place that sells beer." Ashlock said. 

Ashlock does not feel that the freedonmll 

choice argument is valid in this case 

What would beer sales do to else would fit under that criteria?" he said I 

and brought this city the Imapnation Statioi 
the Fuller Community Center and later on our 
beautiful greenway" 

"In the next election we can continue to 
move forward by electing Marcus and John to 
the commission," Barto said. There is much 
at stake. Next year will be another year for 
bold decisions, From votes on new sewers to 
expansions to tlie greenway, over new roads, 
over ball fields, we need progressive leaders 

Ashlock said that if the 

allow businesses that are legal and thai 

Some restaurants such as OUve Garden Peop'e want, then businesses such as 

seU wine in addition to beer, which would bookstores mighUje let - 

make them reluctant to come to CoUegedali 

said City Manager Bert Coolidge. "Right 

is linked with hard Uquor." CooUdge ^rent spending habits. "If we 
be allowed, all of the careful with our budget I think 
)te on it, and I don't 
; passing that" 
;re to vote to allow 

1 this t. 

;e CoUegedali 
If the 

' restaurants 

Ashlock said that Collegedale citygoveral 

nient can bring in more business through dif I 

^ halfKifl 


businesses," he said. "We're speadiig | 

ire than necessary." 

Ashlock is in the second year of his f«f I 

Collegedale, ve^rt. 


whether or m(i 

John Turner, of the John Turner Insurance there is space withm city limits for them, there will be any candidates running who w 

What is a "progresaive" candidate? 

Sheffield, a professor in Soutliern's 
English department, said that the "progres- ^F Turner sail'-maU wo\iM like 

Agency, calls a progressive v 
"one who looks toward the future. 

"How have we brought families to this 
community, and how 

candidate Coolidge said. "Along Lee Highway there a 

n that he and Turner 

a continued blend of businesses and c 

1 number of acres with nothing on them." 

Two years ago, while Coolidge was a com- 
missioner, the city voted on whether or not to 
allow beer by the drink in a restaurant envi- 
. In the final reading of the resolution. 

side with him in the debate < 
Although Sheffield and Turner are theMlfl 
candidates who have been ofBdal^l 
announced. Ashlock expects more. "LasttiKl 
there were six or seven people runiuDg,'t*| 
said. "I didn't get in until the last d 

Missions expo showcases mission opportunities 

God has been working dramatically in 
the world in recent years, and He has been 
using some Soutliern Adventist University 
students to carry out his work. The 
Missions expo showed last Saturday demon- 
strated how much missions can truly 
change a life. Those who have served 
manned boollis and shared how God had 
worked through them in countries all 
around the world. 

By 2 p.m.. the expo was in full swing. 
People crowded into tlie student center to 
view the displays, Tlie booths included rep- 
resentation from mission outposts world- 
wide and displayed flags from the countries 
where students served. 

Countries represented included Russia, 
Japan, Korean, Thailand. Australia. New 
Zealand and Guyana as well as the conti- 
nents of Europe and Central and Soutli 
America. Miracle meadows shared the 
rewarding possibilites of working with trou- 
bled youth. 

Other mission corporations also attend- 
ed. Future is an organization that sponsors 
church planting in America. It sends teams 
of two to four to live and work in areas not 
yet reached by the advent message. These 

teams build relationships with those in the 
community and live as shining example of 
Christ to those they meet 

Outpost Centers Incorporated came with 
a booth decorated with material from 
around the worid, OCI sponsors mission 
projects that cover the fields of nursing and 
education, as well as engineering and 
design. They encourage one-year mission 
work because it affords a practical look at 
hfe-Iong mission work. 

Adventist Frontier Missions looked to 
recruit those who wish to go directly into 

the mission field for an extended period | 
time after graduation. ^1 

The large numbers of P^^P'^^JJI 
about missionary work attest to the bc^^I 
God is at work in our world, and Soutb^l 
students are in the middle of it- 
Anyone interested in going as -^^| 
missionary should contact ■ 

Ministries in the student center or at^ ■ 

2213 Hamilton Place Blvd 
Chattanooga, TN 37421 
Tel (423) 899-5341 
Fax (423) 899-6587 


Four Stars GnjL 



Open 7 Days 

Dine-In, Cairy Out. Catering 

Ti RiRSDAY, November 7, 2002 

The Southern Accent 5 

I ,rcJ Wright 
R,|,gH.n Editor 

Does Christian behavior make a 
difference in our intramural system? 



Most athletes these days make no pre- 
ieri--t- of being religious. And let's be honest, 
aihlctios and religion have very little to do 
wiih each other. 

However, here at Southern, things are dif- 
iVnnl, as might be expected. Take I'or 
t of the inii-a- 

inuniN program on the wrb 
( It quotes scrii*- 
tuiv. Not only that, it also claims thai 
Suiithrrn athletes "are going to strive to make 
Ciiiil, nur Creator, proud." 

Making God proud is not a core part of 
spuria. Rather, athletics at the professional 
\f\ .1 has more to do with million-dollar deals. 
tra-.i>ialking and fame than it does with the 
aiiiibules more often associated with God. If 
on<- uf the stated reasons we play sports here 
ai Southern is to make God proud, we have to 
dij ihings differently than most athletes. 

Starting with the rules, the facilitators of 
till- inlramurals program have structured the 
proLfram to line up with the stated objectives. 
Thry have created a program that, at the 
least, runs parallel to some Christian princi- 
ple- In football, for example, there are penal- 
tii-. for deceptive plays. Taunting opponents 
can 1,'ct a player ejected, as can any act that 
"eniit-nders ill will." 

rill Athlete's Responsibility Code makes 
fiirUuT attempts to hold athletes accountable 
by .-ncouraging students to play with honesty 
and integrity, cooperate with teammates and 
always congratulate opponents. The author of 
the guidelines for tlie sports program was 
k very deliberate in making proper conduct ele- 

Sn Southern has a sports program that 
pmt. -^-ies to be moral, even God-pleasing and 
leadi-rs who make rules to see that things go 
a^ planned. However, any law-enforcement 
ofllciT can tell you that the success of a 
fram.-work— rules— depends on the willing- 
ness of people to play by the rules. This is 

Lauren Holland 
Fiiedricli huddle 

and Andr 
up dutin 

a Kcele of Team 

Participants in S 
■gram are held to 
code to play ^viI 

an athlet 
good sp 

inlramurals pro- 
's responsibility 

where the true test happens. 

Whatever objectives may cover the front 
of the inlramurals web page, and whatever 
guidelines and rules may be in effect, the 
sports program is ultimately in the hands of 
the players. Southern students define 
Southern's intramurals. 

That brings me back to my original 
thought As I have played and watched sports 
on campus, I have come across things that 
inspired material for this section: people help- 
ing people up from the ground, players con- 
gratulating opponents on good plays. I've 
watched people keep their peace when they 
could have argued. 

It is the character and attitudes of the peo- 
ple who play— more than the rules and struc- 
ture — that make me think sports and religion 
can safely intersect Maybe God is proud. 

Third victim of sniper shootings 
was Seventh-day Adventist 

people in the Washington. DC. area 
le easier after the capture of two sus- 
in the three-week series of sniper mnr- 
.'iflventists are mourning one of their 
iVemkumar Walekar, 54. was the third 

of the shootings. He was shot to death 
raober 3 while filling his taxicab with gaso- 

Walekar was a member of Sligo Adventist 
ffnurch m Takoma Park. Maryland. He is sur- 
Kved by his wife and two children. A -trust 
ma has been established to help the family 
j»thimmediate expenses. 
6d i""' ^"^"^ jurisdictions, as well as the 
Bderal government, have already filed 
Pargcs against suspects John Allen 
punammad and John Lee Malvo for the 
JMoungs that left 10 people dead and three 

TAdventist spokesman Ray Dabrowski has 
impressed deep appreciadon on behalf of the 

church to all branches of law enforcement 
involved in die dtree-week pursuit and cap- 
ture of the shooting suspects. 

"Violence, death, terror— these are all-too- 
common occurrences in today's society," says 
Dabrowski. "As Chrisdans, Advendsts look 
forward to the dme when these evils will be 
no more. But until then, Adventists are com- 
mitted to being agents"of peace in society, and 
to supporting tiiose impacted by violence." 

Some news reports have dwelt on sugges- 
tions tiiat one of the suspects, John Allen 
Muhammad, is a convert to Islam. But John 
Graz, public affairs and religious liberty direc- 
tor for the Adventist world church, has t:au- 
tioned sti-ongly against religious generaliza- 
tions. "Let's not tall into stereotyping just 
because one suspect has an Islamic name," 
says Graz. He adds that religious stereotyp- 
ing is unproductive and dangerous, and is die 
first step toward intolerance and, ultimately, 

Top ten reasons to put God 
first in your life 

Tony Castelbuono 

10. He is there to listen whenever you 
need Him. 

9. Life is hard, busy and hectic, with too 
many things to do, but quality time spent with 
God can make all the difference. 

8. He wants to see you happy, therefore, 
He has mapped out a specific plan for your 

7, Decisions, decisions, decisions.. .with 
God. you let Him do all the work. 

6. When things seem impossible and 
crazy, prayer and patience are essential ingre- 

dients for His will to be done. 

5. God not only loves you. but He knows 
you better than you know yourself. 

4. When you feel helpless and you don't 
know where to turn, God is there to help.. .all 
you have to do is ask. 

3. The devil desires to bring you misery 
and pain, while God offers you His infinite 
love and mercy and the freedom to choose 
between the two. 

2. In a still soft voice He whispers...! love 
you, let me lead in your life. I know what's 
best.. .will you follow me? 

1. God's love is like the air we breathe, it 
s with the gift of life. 

Chilean women get 
involved with evangelism 

ASN/ANN Staff 

rr Ntw 

Seventli-day Adventist women in Chile are 
increasing their efforts to be involved in evan- 
gelism. A School of Women's Discipleship 
was created in 2001, and evangelism cam- 
paigns are being held in all regions of the 
country this year. Plans for programs in 2003 
are already underway 

"Some time ago, speaking of a women's 
evangelistic campaign would be something 
out of the ordinary," says Soledad de 
Sanchez, director of women's ministries for 
the church in Chile. "But since women's min- 

istries has been organized, the wi 
stop working within the church." 


Last year alone, 44 courses on women's 
evangelism were held in Chile. As a result, 
1,465 women were trained to speak to others 
about the Bible. They are people who have 
decided [to] give themselves completely to 
preaching." de Sdnchez says. "In our schools, 
these women learn to give Bible studies, 
make decisions and how to grow in the 
Christian life." 

Upcoming plans include seminars on 
healtli, and free medical assistance in needy 
areas of Chile. According to de Sdnchez, 
November of 2003 has been chosen as the 
month of women's evangelism throughout 
the country. 

Adventist World Radio begins airing 
in Cambodia in a 'mission language' 

AWR Staff/ANN 

Adventist World Radio is stepping up its 
presence in Southeast Asia with new pro- 
gramming to reach the more than 12 million 
people of Cambodia. The broadcasts in 
Khmer, the primary language of Cambodia. 
began airing October 27 from AWR's Guam 
station. Khmer is considered a "mission lan- 
guage" by AWR because fewer than 5 percent 
of the country's population is Christian. 

Cambodia has been ravaged by guerrilla 
war— a conflict that lasted for almost two 
decades and killed more than one-fifth of the 
country's population. Thousands more have 
been maimed by land mines. In 1975 when 

the Khmer Rouge regime look power, there 
were 33 Adventist members and most of 
tliose were killed in the subsequent upheaval. 
But a number of Cambodians who had fled to 
the safety of Thai refugee camps joined the 
Adventist Church. When the war ended in 
1993, 600 of these new believers returned to 
Cambodia. In the years since, interest in 
Christianity has grown and there are now 
some 4,000 Adventist Church 

Established in 1971, AWR broadcasts in 55 
languages and has the potential to reach near- 
ly 80 percent of the world's population widi its 

Check it out - 
the Accent's online! 

Thursday, November 7, 2002 

Melissa Turner 
Lifestyles Editor 


Brian Lauritzen, 
^master cellist for CSO 

good pieces out 

Water, water everywhere 
so why not drink a drop? 

Jonathan Liem 
Music Cohkesi-omjent 

Brian Lauritzen is a sophomore musn. 
and journalism major. He has been playing 
cello for about 15 years and has been play 
ing with the Chattanooga Symphony 
Orchestra for a number of years. Tht 
Accent's Jon Liem sat down to ask Bnan 
some questions about what it's like to b( a 
concert cellist. 

JL: Why did you choose Southern? 
BL: 1 wanted to go to and Adventi^i 
school, of course, and I knew I was going lu 
do a music major. And I found that 
Southern had the best music program here. 
Tliey have a good program up at CUC, too. 
JL: Tell me about CSO. 
BL 1 can't even remember my first 'gig'. 
I used to lake lessons from the principal cel- 
list there; I was at a July 4 concert - they 
were playing at Coolidge Park - I was talk- 
ing to my teacher and their personnel man- 
ager. He asked if I could be put on the sub 
list, then all of a sudden he started calling 
me to sub for people who were sick. The 
next season. 1 auditioned for CSO. They 
i C-level contract, which guaran- 
i9t 30 services a year. That was. 
um, two ago. It's an automatically renewing 
contract for life, so I don't have to audition 
every year. 

We're in year two of a three year 
Beethoven series of all the major works of 
Beethoven. Next seasons opera is Fidelia. 
The conductor comes himself to do a week- 
ly show, as well as put a plug in for CSO." 
JL How long have you played cello? 
BL You know, everybody asks that 
question, so 1 guess I should really figure it 
out. I don't remember exactly, but I've been 
playing for probably 15 years. I'm 20, so I've 
been playing since I was 5. That sounds 

JL Do you see cello as anything special, 
or something that just happened? How did 

(Smile) But other than 

JL Wliere do you 

with your 




BL Oh, cello was chosen for 
happened was that my sister wi 
violin. We would go to the Suzuki 
and my mom thought that those cellists 
with their little tiny cellos were really cute, 

That's how I started. Bui I've actually 
grown to really appreciate - it's one of the 
best instruments to play just 'cause it's so 
versatile. You can play Uie low and high 

JL Besides the range, what makes cello 
more special, than say, violin? What do you 
see thai sets it apart? 

BL Well, what I said about the versatili- 
ty about tlie instrument is tlie biggest thing. 
I like the mellowness of it. Listening to a 
nice melody in the mid-range is an incredi- 
ble experience. It's just nice. (Laughs 

JL Any pieces (with cello) you recom- 
mend non-musicians to listen to? Sonatas? 

BL The piece that everyone knows is 
The Swan" from the Carnival of the 
Animals. Um. that's hardly the most beauti- 
ful piece, though; everyone knows it. Some 
of my favorites? Oh, of course the Divorak 
concerto. That's - that's probably the most 
famous concerto. Um. there are so much 

and communication major, what 
going to do with that? 

BL Well, I Ihink those two majors really 
compliment each other, especially with 
what I'm doing right now - working at a 
classical music station and playing in an 
orchestra. I see that as something I could 
easily get into. Move to a bigger city; get a 
better paying job with a bigger station, a 
good orchestra. 

JL You've won some competitions here 
then, right? Some awards? 

BL; 1 haven't really played any competi- 
tions. So I never won anything. But my 
teacher is trying to get me to play in some, 
but they're mostly on Saturdays, and I don't 
dig that too much. I see myself doing some- 
thing similar to what I'm doing right now - 
a combination of working at a radio station, 
doing something whether it's on the air or 
not, and in the performing arts somewhere. 
I don't really see myself as getting a solo 
career too much. 

JL Is that common for most perform- 
ance majors? To have a second major? 

BL Hah- it's a good idea. It's so compet- 
itive oul there-you'U be a starving artist 
unless you're like, Yo Yo Ma Two. 

JLSo is WSMC like NPR (National 
Public Radio)? 

BL We're not an affiliate, but we air sev- 
eral programs. We air NPR; PRl; NPR's 
main competitor; BBC. and we air local 
stuff too. We arc the only classical station in 

jiNA Kim 

Lifesty les Reporteb 

— ^Tj— jj,7^;;j;^7Shi^n't it refreshing 
to drink a cold glass of water after a long, 
sweaty work-out? 

Water Is a liindamental part of our lives 
and the concept of drinking enough water 
daily is very important because human sur- 
vival is dependent on water. Water has been 
ranked as second only to oxygen as being 
essential for life. Our bodies are composed of 
55 to 75 percent of water and everyday we 
need to replace two quarts of water. 

We need lots of fresh water to stay healthy 
Aside from aiding in digesdon and absorption 
of food, water regulates body temperature 
and blood circulation, carries nutrients and 
oxygen to cells and removes toxins and other 
wastes This "body water" also cushions joints 
i!;!"!!,' ™^" '"^ P™'"':'" *""« ^^ "'■'J^'' '"'^''"''"S the 
spinal cord, from shock and damage. 

Conversely, lack of water (dehydration) 
can be the cause of many ailments. Most peo- 
ple don't drink enough water. The body 
responds to this water deficiency in a variety 
of ways, which we frequently see as illnesses. 
Ongoing dehydration may cause actual dis- 
ease as the body sfruggles to maintain itself 
with insufficient water Dehydration leads to 
excess body fat poor muscle tone and size, 
decreased digestive efficiency and organ 
function, increased toxicity, joint and muscle 
and water retention, 
of tile benefits of water are tiiat it 
works to keep muscles and skin toned, boosts 


; yourself going 

your endurance, improves tiiinking, helps to 
lose weight, fights colds, prevents kidney 
stones, eliminates headaches and much 

Before and after workouts, hydrate your- 
self to maintain your-healtti, and even if yoii 
haven't worked out, drink in between meals 
Stop by a water fountain and let it be a 
reminder for you to drink water lo your 

Family Theatre Workshop presents 
'The Lion, the Witch, and the 
Wardrobe' at Memorial Auditorium 

the ar 

JL Compared to all the country stations. 
BL Yes. compared to all the pop stations 

JL Commentary on upcoming stuff in 

BL Ok. Our next concert is in 
November and it's when we're ISouthern 
Symphony Orchestral on tour, so I'm not 
actually going to be there. Thai's the 
Beethoven Pastoral Symphony, and also a 
World Premiere of A Cycle of Songs by our 
compose-in-residence. Mario Abril. Oh. 
also the Christmas Concert is always fun. 
That's a few days after Thanksgiving, actu- 
ally. Also, it's not listed, but we (CSO) put a 
performance of the Nutcracker, with ballet 
and everything. It's Chattaiiooga Ballet, 
and members of the Orchestra, kind of a 
scaled-down version, fewer members cause 
of the orchestra pit. 

This month. Peter, Susan, Lucy and 
Edmund's adventures in the magical land of 
Narnia are coming to life in Chattanooga at 
the Memorial Auditorium Community 
Theatre at 399 McCallie Avenue. 

On November 15, 16, 22 and 23, Family 
Theatre Workshop will present the stage ver- 
sion of Christian author C.S, Lewis' popular 
children's book. The Lion, the Witch, and 
the Wardrobe." 

Set in England during the second World 
War, The Lion, the Witch, and the 
Wardrobe" tells the fictional account of four 
children who go lo live in the the country 
with a mysterious professor. 

They unwittingly stumble into an enchant- 
ed land called Narnia and struggle to help the 
forces of good triumph. 

Tickets for each performance are $5 per 
person and are available by calling 825-5553 
between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm 
Monday through Thursday. Tickets are also 
available through the Family Theatre 
Workshopwebsite. as well as a full synopsis of 
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" and 
a season schedule. The website is www.fami- 

Family Theatre Workshop began as a 
grassroots organization in January 2000 and 

is now in its third season. According t^j^ J 
website, the mission of FTW is ^° ^ „j(f 1 
through theatre and other activities, ^ ^a* I 
able environment where people ol ^ 
grounds can come together to le3r> ^ 
each other and build relationships. ^ 
benefit of our commumties. Th"i5!.y(, 
tions are just one way in which I* ' , 
service to the community. This org 
also initiates forums, public ser"'^^ J^i, 
nities to public school, youtii orga" " 
and areas business initiatives. 



November 7, 2002 

The Southern Accent 7 

The early morning breakfast team • 

HEIDI Tompkins 

— §r,.,j;insi in the cafeteria often begins with 
-Hov'. i-'- v'^ill doing this bright, warm, sunshiny 
moniinL'"'" George Fuller, senior theology 
major Ktei'is students the same wa> every 

orniiii4 a^ he sets his tray down on the table 
On tlii^ parucuiar Friday his friends remind him 
that ii ;■ rming. and the sun hasn't come up It 
doesn't M-em to matter. As Melody MaMDn jun 
iorniir-ing fiiajor. said, "Breakfast is just a ray ot 
sunshine " . . . ^ 

1 Breakfast has become a positive tradition of 
Sowship for this particular table at Southern It 
s anytime from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m and its 

^n't s 

I Other breakfast eaters ai 
k of the "break&st table." 
ISonie find it intimidating. "They're way too 
i awake for the morning hours " said 
Ejy Brown, junior elementary education 
Suzanne Trade, fi-eshnaan elementary 
ication major, said, "It seems like they want to 
inclusive, but it seems like they exclude peo- 
't already part of the daily group." 

e says hello to 

always feel good when 
from that table." 

Jared Nudd, senior music major, has been 
part of the breakfast table crew for several yeai^. 
ft)there think differently. T admire that Hesaid,"lt may seem kind of exclusive, but we 
Pe," said Heather Durst, junior print journal- welcome anyone." 
n major "It's a positive addition to breakfast I TTie warmth of the "breakfast table" is evi- 

Welfare offers hope to the 

Jana Marlow 


"W- IfiLre" encompasses a variety of servic- 
es. Onrofthemostwell known is Temporary 
Assistan.i.' to Needy Families. This program 
provich ^ cash payments to poor families with 
depeiiiii-nt children when the children are 
deprived of the support of one parent. Some 
men nr-crive cash assistance from TANF, but 
most recipients are women, with almost equal 
represfniaiion of both white and black ethnic 

Wlicn people hear the term "welfare" the 
image is often of a minority woman living in 
the prujrtts with 10 kids from nine different 
father>— all born so the mother can continue 
collecting a Welfare check." There are those 
who abuse the system. In reality, however, 
many who receive cash assistance from the 
government would rather be earning their 
own way through life, and a welfare check 
does n(ji provide a high standard of living. 

"Get a job" is a phrase often heard in wel- 
ore discussions. Sounds simple and practi- 
cal So whafs the problem? If the solution is 
so straightforward, why was $22 million (only 
one percent of the federal government's total 
spending) spent on cash assistance in 1995? 

Piciurt- for a moment that you're a woman 
fol any color) who grew up in a poor family, 
"our parents separated and you haven't seen 
your fathtr since you were 7 years old. 
"•"inj; high school you had to work part time 
and^siruggled in school. At age 16 you met 
*e man of your dreams." He promised he'd 
always take care of you. You dropped out of 
school and got married. 

After three children, you discover your 

Orean,- has turned into a nightmare. Your 

nusband is gone and left you with three won- 

jrlul, but expensive children. Your family 

'''" '"Is have problems of their own and 

'^'"K.' :ji'|pyou. 

^- •j>':ration, you visit the local depart- 

' '.uman services and are approved to 

' -11 cash and S212 in food stamps 

^/^' 'li. per child. You move into subsi- 

^ " rising. Insurance and childcare are 

'*" -Money is very tight, but at least 

about two yeare ago 
when shidents Beaver EUer and Stephen 
Lundquist wanted to have devotion and prayer 

More people started coming, and friendly 
students added tables to include as many people 
as possible. Last year, the "breakfast table" set a 

table" regular. 

This year, the table is still growing. Some stu- 
dents ace regulare. Some students drop in once 
in a while for biscuits and gravy (the most popu- 
lar food of the group). On average, the "break- 
fast table" consists of three or four tables, about 
23 people on heavier days. 

Students might come in on any given day to 
find students around the "breakfast table" 
singing "Happy Birthday" and serving everyone 
a sweet treat They might laugh over one of 
Nudd's jokes. They might get a blessing from 
the devotional. They might share a prayer 
request or an answer to prayer As Reed 
Richardi, sophomore religion major, said, "Most 
people at tlie table seem to love the Lord and are 
very encoura^ng to one another," Nudd said. 
Tliey've been a good influence on me." 

Mason compares llie "breakfast table" to a 
support group and an extended family, and she 
and EUer hope to reach out to more people in the 
fiiture. Maybe the table will get longer. 
Sometimes it's hard to hear everyone, EUer said. 
"But in heaven, we'U be able to talk to people on 
the otlier end of tlie table." Tliough it's incom- 
plete, a lasle of tliat heavenly fellowship starts 
here at Soutliern every weekday morning. 

Young Republicans Club offers 
political involvement for students 

you have a place to live. 

You feel embarrassed by the stigma asso- 
ciated with being a "welfare mother." The 
people in the grocery store look at you 
strange when you use your food stamps. The 
paper work to continue to receive assistance 
is extensive and die lines to see your "work- 
er" are always long. 

Because of the 1997 welfare reform, you 
can only receive assistance for 24 months. 
You feel pressure to find a job. You complete 
your GED and earn a certificate in office tech- 
nology. Your case manager has now deemed 
you "eligible for employment" 

You soon discover employers only want to 
hire experienced workers and many jobs 
barely pay minimum wage with no benefits. 
You find a job as a waitress and bring home 
$250 a week. 

Your car broke down and you have no 
money to fix it You take die bus, but bus 
service stops running before you get off 
work. Food stamps, childcare, health insur- 
ance, cash assistance, and subsidized hous- 
ing have been cut off because you are now 
employed. You cannot afford childcare. Your 
employer does not provide healdi insurance 
Your children need money for field trips at 
school The electric bill is overdue. You car - 
not afford a phone. Eventually, you are fired 
from your job and back to die welfare office- 
you go. . , „ L 

■me people who say, "Get a job, have 
T visited a welfare office or 

Southern's only political club recently 
began getting involved with local events. The 
Young Republican Club boasts over 30 mem- 
bers and has been campaigning and volun- 
teering at tiie CoUegedale polls and at the 
Republican headquarters in Chattanooga. 

A literature drop had been scheduled for 
earlier dils week, but rain cancelled those 
plans. Students instead participated in phone 
banking on Monday and Tuesday, calling 
republicans in Hamilton County urging them 
to go to the polls. The National Republican 
Committee supervised die event and partici- 
pants received a free lunch, $50 and a t-shirt 

Besides campaigning for Uiis month's 
elections, members of tiie Republican Club 
have been invited to attend an election cele- 
bration party located at tlie Chattanooga 
Trade and Convention Center. In die spring, 
the Republican Club will again be campaign- 
ing and will also hold a registi-ation drive to 
encourage students to get registered so Oiey 

can vote in Uie CoUegedale elections. 

Though Uiey are currentiy the only politi- 
cal club on campus, President Gayle Eirich 
says diey would love to hold a debate wiUi 
democrats, should Uiey form a club as well. 

The Republican Club meets monthly to 
discuss political issues and social involve- 
ment and sometimes hosts guest speakers for 
the meetings. Over the course of this school 
year, Uie club plans to hold some parties, a 
vespers, and a dinner party at which they will 
host a guest speaker such as a senator, gov- 
ernor or odier politician. The club also plans 
to do some community service Uiis year. 

"Our goal is lo make tlie student body 
more aware of how tiiey can be involved in 
political issues and why it is so important for 
them to be involved," Eirich says. 

Those interested in joining the Republican 
Club can contact Gayle Eirich at 
ppirichiS) . Membership costs 
$10 per semester which goes to pay for club 
meetings, parties, and community service 

Jutie Hoover contributed to this report. 

used food stamps. Tiie issue is a lot "lor^ 
complicated than employment. Although 
many of usmayneveruse TANF orodierwel. 
fare services, out tax money makes welfare 

Take the time to learn how your money is 
being spent Educate yourself about which 
welfare services work and which don t. 
Learn what resources could be established to 
give people a needed boost to independence. 
Let your congressmen and slate representa- 
tives know your dioughls and ideas. 

To learn more visit http://welfare.nfo org 
or read. So You Vwik I Drive a Cadillac? by 
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Get your priorities 
straightened out 

Justin Kobvlka 

EiirroRtAL Eiiru.R _„__^^ 
Have you eveTfelt like you were 
wasting time? Have you ever accom 
plished something and then found 
out it wasn't worth the latnfice'' 
Sometimes it is hard to know what 
you really want. I'm finding that bel 
ting my priorities every day here at 
college is a very difficult thing tn 
do. I need to study so I can gi-t a 
good job someday. ! need io spend 
time with friends because I dont 
want to finish colk-ge and find out I 
didn't live, 1 need to enjoy deep rela 
lionships wilh others because they 
are the very essence of what every 
human needs, care and love. It's dif- 
ficult to decide where lo spend the 
gift God gives f qually, lime. 

I3ul even on the bigger scale, I 
look at people around me, especial- 
ly those in the business world, and 
see that they are chasing a dream. 
Their priority is to gel the nexl pro- 
motion, gain respect in Uie work- 
place and. of course, make more 
money. When ! walch lliem I won- 
der if tliey will ultimately be disap- 
piiinled, Willlhey spend their whole 
lives climbing lo Ihe "lop" only lo 
find oul Ib;il \hr ^Wu^^^~ tl^n 

must impnrt.m' '' '' " i:ir 

behind? I cm ' 'li;ii 

moment lhe> v..>:,r\ n.i^i. .ii;..; iiirir 
possessions lui wluil ilny in-t,;liiled 
for so many years, close fanuly ties. 

deep relationships m 
vation ilsclf 

So how do know what should be 
first priority in your life? Ask your- 
self, "Wliat one thing could 1 do that 
would bring me closer to being Ihe 
kind of person that God wants me to 
be?" Then go out and do it Imagine 
that you had one more day to live. 
Would you be dissatisfied with the 
person you are? Would you wish 
that you had listened more? Would 
you wish that you had given Christ 
the best part of every day? What 
ever comes to mind, those should 
be tlie most important things to do 

No priority is straight unless it is 
conceived and prepared on your 
knees before the One who always 
takes first place. Remember that 
and you'll be moving in the right 

by Justin Kobylka 

Letters to the Editor 

Thumbs down inaccuracies 


Thumbs up to Missions week- 
end and general mission aware- 
ness. Having a weekend each year 
when the focus is on the world 
around is really inspiring. 
Southern is a unique place 
because of the large number of 
students with mission experience 
or who are mission minded. Let's 
keep looking outward. 

Thumbs down to those who 
make it difficult for others to con- 
centrate and hear during events 
such as concerts, worships and 
convocation. Sure, it's fun to talk 
to the person you haven't seen all 
week, but the least you can do is 
whisper and have respect for those 
who are more interested in the 
content of the occasion than your conversation. 

To tlie editor 

Tills year we liave one less team 
and 28 more people playing football. 
Tlie season is one week longer. Tlie 
number of games played per team 
per season average is two games 
more than last year. 'Hie women's B 
league played the fewest number of 
games but all made Ihe playoffs. We 
also often ran four fields a night on 
three time slots instead of just two 
time slots like last year. 

If all teains make the playoffs. 

the regular season would be short- 
er, resulting in the same number of 
games played. All intramural sports 
are broken into near equal seg- 
ments of nights through the semes- 

Tlie season was not short. 
Different teams' talent was short. 
See you on the field. 
Steve Adams 
Intramural Director 

Thumbs up to the services 
that campus safety provides such 
as jumping vehicles, opening 
locked car doors, etc. Thanks for 
your thoughtfulness and time in 
helping students who are often in a 
hurry with few options, It's not an 
easy or glamorous job but you do it 

4 f 

Thumbs down to then* 
of the Talge / Thatcher m 
parking lots. Although »« 
dorm students were disappofl 
when the front park 
became visitor parking, ■■ i 
it much harder to swallo» 
change when the lots/' 
empty for most of the Ja,."" 
space was needed. «hy «!'] 
being used? 

Religion hiring confusing 


To die ediliir 

1 believe I was misquoted in the 
paper this week. 1 did know 
Potomac and Washington were 
coming. Tlie surprise wasn't that 
tliey were coming. Tlie suqinse, at 
the time, was that 1 wasn't able to 
interview wilh them, I had my ques- 
tions and I had tliem answered by 
the head of the School of Religion. 
The School of Religion has always 
told us ahead of time when the inter- 
view will be, who will be coming, 

1 would also to say lliat whoever 
went lo tlie AccEtcr with this story 
should have thought a little more 
about it, and should have 
thoughl abuvil talking directly lo the 
Dean liimsi'lf, Oi Cl„u/el. Going lo 
the AtOM seemrd like a run- 
around way of gelling some 
answers while stirring up a bit of 

Manny Vela 

Senior Religion Major 

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Comments from Jim Ashlock 

Since my name has been freely used in a 
I number of articles in the Accent. I appreciate 
I this opportunity to state my A,aews on the 

I am retired from over 42 years in the edu- 
I cat!onfie]d,mostof it in administration. I too 
have a doctorate degree but I don't feel a need 
lean on it About a year and a half ago sev- 
[ eral people I respect asked me to run for a 
1 seat on the Cotlegedale City Commission, 
I telling me they had some serious concerns 
with the direction the city seemed to be 
I going. I agreed and stated very clearly exact- 
j ly what I stood for in a letter 1 sent out to 
y resident of Collegedale. I still stand for 
[ those same things. 

At that election (check the record) all 
three commissioners who were advocating 
: beer more available and a bigger 
I police force were soundly defeated. In an 
I election that had a voter turnout of more than 
' that of any previous city election, I 
[ received the largest number of votes of any 
seems that there are 
I many in Collegedale who agree with my 

Because some things haven't changed 
there is still work to be done. For example, 
Collegedale has more police and police cars 
than any city its of size in Tennessee that I 
have been able to verify. Just for comparison, 
the city of College Place in Washington state, 
next to Walla Walla College is very similar to 
Collegedale. It has a population of 8,500 
including college students. College Place has 
just as good a safety record as Collegedale 
and the crime rate is also about the same. 
They have only four police cars. Collegedale 
has a population of 6,500 including Southern 
students. That's 2000 fewer citizens, yet our 
cily diinks it needs 14 fully-equipped police 
cars with radar, lights, video and all the latest 
police equipment plus a police motorcycle 
plus three police bicycles! Wouldn't you 
agrei- that might be overkill? 

Here is a recent example: A couple of 

weeks ago four people, all over 70, driving 

" ough Collegedale were stopped by the 

ilice for no taillight Even though they had 

iroken no law, they were detained for over 10 
Mnutes mth the police spotlight focused in 
their rear view mirror while a second police 
car and the police motorcycle arrived as back- 
up- All this because of a burned out taillight 
Is that tiie way we want visitors or our own cit- 
izens treated? The really sad part is that the 
police and their friends don't think having 
mre^ police vehicles lined up with blue lights 
flashing and the spotlight focused in the rear 
ew mirror is intimidation. As for the state- 
mem that I have made charges about the 
poLu- with no evidence. I have given a num- 
^r of actual cases where the police have 

^cn rude and intimidating to people from 
oulside Collegedale, as well as residents and 
s U(K-nis from Southern. Many of these peo- 
ple hav,- asked that their name not be used. 

or k-ar of reprisal by the police. 
■"^i for beer in CoUegedale - does it need to 
1 every corner to be fair? Is it 

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I m'' ^1,"^ •' in all the stores in Cotlegedale? 

.^KUi-^s the community of Lookout Mountain 

thro-r"^ '"^'igion crammed down their 

>^ as again they have rejected beer sales 

who y ^^^ '^' ^ '^'^"'' ^^"^ ^y Adventists 
've there. However, those who Lve there 

Personal Finance loi 

beheve their 
community is a 
better place to 
live and rai<;e 
their families 
without an> 
I alcohol sales' 1 
c you do you 
honestly believe 
Collegedale will 

I be a better place 

to live because 
beer is available in more stores? As a student 
of Southern are you proud of the fact that, 
according to talk radio WGOW, 1150 AM, in 
Chattanooga, Collegedale is the only city in 
Tennessee where beer is available 24 hours a 
day, seven days a week? 

As for the comments that I want to hide 
from the worid and return Collegedale to the 
idyllic days of yesteryear - 1 do not believe in 
annexing people's property without their 
knowledge or desire to be in Collegedale as 
was done with a strip of Ooltewah. It is my 
opinion that the city of CoUegedale has no 
business telling the people of Ooltewah what 
they can or cannot do with their property or 
what should or should not be sold in their 
stores or restaurants. 

The Accent quoted Marcus Sheffield as 
saying that "You have to allow people the free- 
dom to choose" ("Professor to run for city 
commission" September 12. 2002). The same 
could be said for liquor stores, adult book- 
stores and strip joints. They are all legal In 
Tennessee and they would bring considerable 
income to the city. There probably are people 
in CoUegedale who might wish to pafronize 
those places but does that mean we want 
them in Collegedale? After all shouldn't 
everyone have the "right to choose"? 
According to an editorial in the Chattanooga 
Times Free Press "it is doubtful that commu- 
nities who allow beer sales come out ahead 
from the taxes because of the increase in the 
cost of crime associated with alcohol." 
Chattanooga and many other communities 
are right now trying aU kinds of ordinances in 
an attempt to clean up around places that seL 
beer. Why are we pushing to get more beer in 
our community? Could it be for the almighty 

I am currendy on the Collegedale City 
Commission and am not now running for any 
office. I have voted for. and continue to sup- 
port, the city's Greenway Ifs a fine addition 
to our city that benefits many who live or visit 
CoUegedale. I also voted for the new city ball 
park now under consfruction off little Debbie 
Parkway; it too could help build better rela- 
tionships with our neighbor, Ooltewah. For 
over a year I have asked for a regular bi- 
monthly newsletter to be sent out to all the cit- 
izens of CoUegedale so that they can be kept 
frilly informed on what is happening in die 
city and know howtheir money is being used. 
1 take very seriously the use of taxpayer 
money and am concerned that the city has not 
changed independent auditors in more than 
10 years, even though the Tennessee 
Municipal League recommends changing 
auditors every two to three years. 

I would like CoUegedale to be viewed as a 
good neighbor, a friendly place to visit, a good 
place to Uve and bring up a family or attend 
Southern Adventist University. IsthatreaUy 

Jim Ashlock may be reached at 39&9311. 

Before coming to Southern, as my fam- 
ily and I perused the official school cata- 
log, looking for all the great classes I 
would be taking, we couldn't help but 
notice the long list of required general 
classes. It was interesting to see how com- 
prehensive the list was. Assuming that 
there are no overlaps, generals add up to a 
full 47 hours of classes. The list covers the 
whole specfrum of topics, from 12 hours 
for religion, to a few for literature, com- 
puter skills, music, "recreational skills" - 
even politics and economics get an entry 
Although most general areas contain sev- 
eral choices for classes, a few classes, 
such as Introduction to Public Speaking 
and Health for Life, are practically 
unavoidable. Now I have nothing at all 
against generals. It is very important to 
get a well-rounded education. I would just 
like to suggest that one important class 
should be added to that list of classes 
everyone should take. 

It is. I must admit, already in the list of 
generals, hiding down there in "Area I^", 
Family Science. But its subject prefix 
alone, BUAD - Business Administration, is 
probably enough to make most students 
choose different classes to take up the 
small five-hour requirement for Area F, 
But unlike many other generals such as 
European history, ancient classics, or 
macroeconomics, Personal Finance teach- 
es a topic that we are ail going to deal witii 
for the rest of our lives. All right, so you 

already know 
how to balance 
a checkbook? 
But could you 
compare life 

SlOO.OOO portfolio of mutual funds? 
Someday you may need to do all of those. 
This class teaches how to make such deci- 
sions. It's not an exfremely difficult class, 
and Professor Dennis Steele's talks are 
always informative, interesting and often a 
little humorous, too. 

Practically all of us will someday have 
the complicated job of directing a family's 
finances. That's why I wish that Personal 
Finance got more attention on the list of 
generals. All areas of education are impor- 
tant, but I believe that everyone should 
study these practical, everyday skills. It 
has certainly been a learning experience 
for me. and I'm sure there are many others 
who could benefit from it as well. 

"Next week: Just how much does a 
bowl of applesauce cost? Research is cur- 
rently underway; you can expect a full 
report next time. 

I don't like angry people 

I'm not really fond of mad people. But I espe- 
cially can't stand it when the angered just sit 
and stew or mumble under their breath to any- 
one who vrill listen about how mad they really 

The way I see it, if you are going to go as far 
as to be affected and "talk bash." stand behind 
your view. Make a scene. Let your eyes bug 
out Leave tiie Southern hospitality to the way 
side and set things slraight "till the cause of fur- 
rowed brow has to reach for the Southern 

But I can't say I take my ovm advice. I'm 
what the shrinks would call a "nice ^1 with a 
rock-the-boat phobia." I don't know why I fear 
just going for the jugular. I shy away from con- 
flict and elevated emotion and when ifs over. I 
can't help but feeling slighted and defenseless. 

Do you ever notice things like waU fixtures 
or wind chimes? Most likely they have been 
outside chilling at the front of a building for 
years. Somehow wall fixtures weather all sorts 
of storms and eras while as a person, I won- 
dered how I survived that week, let alone that 
decade But those wind chimes stiU clink in the 
wind season after season, unaffected. Overiy 
assertive people are the ever-clanking wind 
chimes of my life. I am amazed how they go 
about hollering about whatever ails Uiem with- 
out thought to keeping it to themselves. These 
are the people that send back imperfect 
entrees and write notes on tests, teUing the 
teacher how they did not appreciate questions 
four and 13. , , ■ 

I pass up taking my own defense because 


which battles I 
should fight and 
which I should 
leave alone. I 

if I have 
valid proof for 
feeling wronged. 
After this 

process is done, 
I could forget 
what the matter 
i about in the 
firet place. I keep looking for another way of 
dealing wiUi it 

And while I'm looking. I watch aU my fights 
become forfeits, 

I don't know much. I fight littie. I talk a lot 
but I will tell you what 1 have learned in 
through the battles and un-fought wars. 

Never ask for appreciation after you do a 
favor Your request might go in Uie list of 
"things to do when heU freezes over" 

Never expect an answer to "why doesn't 
someone appreciate me. respect me, love me?" 
You may never get an answer 

Never ask for more then you are wiUing to 
give. This will make you a culprit of pain and 
suriy leave you disappointed- 
Exchange being your biggest critic for 
being your greatest fen. There's plenty of criti- 
cism to go around. Dole yourself out some love. 
Always hope for the best Expect the worst 
and carry no regrets. The woret war to live in is 
die inner struggle of wishing the past to be dif- 
ferent and you can never win that one. ,- 

Adam Kotanko 
Sports Editor 

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 


Intramural department 
^changes sign-ups 

Week 10 NFL picks 

The growth in the number of students 
playing in intramurals caused the intramural 
department to start a system of organization 
to better the program earlier this semester 

Last year, students simply went to the lies 
Physical Education center and signed up on a 
list that was then divided into teams. Usually, 
there were sections of teams such as A and B 
leagues. The difference between the two is 
that the A league is somewhat more athletic 
and competitive and B league is for those who 
are competitive and just want to play for fun. 

The new system is also used in many other 
schools that have many students participat- 
ing. This system allows the captain to 
approach another student and have them sign 
on as a team member. After the student has 
signed, they cannot play for any other team. 

"I believe that this system is much more 
organized because I know who my players 
are and I know that when they sign they are 
going to be committed to the team." said 
Yaiza Del Valle, junior education major, and 
also a team captain. 

But with this new system, many students 
will be excluded because they do not know 
any of the captains. " I don't know anyone, so 
does that mean 1 can't play? I just want to play 
and have fun." said IJz Davies, sophomore art 
major Anyone can create their own team, 
and they can play on whatever league they 
want to play as well, The amount of players 
varies with every sport 

"I think there are problems, still. I don't 
want anyone to be discouraged, and I want 
everyone to play." said Steve Adams, associ- 
ate professor and intramural director. For 
more information on the system, contact the 
intramural departmenL 

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en up a bit in 4th quarter and start playing 
weU in the other three. Unfortunately, New 
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Who's NoC All three Bears fans 
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San Diego vs. St Louis 
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Who's Hot Steve McNair 
Who's Not The Houston Texans 
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Despite Michael Vick being the Falcons lead- 
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the AFC North. Their run defense has really 
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held Cleveland to just 36 rushing yards. 
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was Cafi-Asla, 40 and Wilhelm, 20. 

Cali-Asia stormed all over the field during 
tlieir firet four possessions— they scored four 
times and converted on Ulree extra points. 
Their first TD was two minutes into the game. 
At the conclusion of the first half, the score was 
Cali-Asia. 27 and Wilhelm. seven. 

Cali-Asia struck again when T.I. threw a TD 
pass to Paul \n. They then llirew an interception. 

ig Women's A League Champions. 

Photo by Sony 

but then Cali-Asia QB, TJ., got it back by pick* 
off a pass himself. CalhAsia then scored and g» 
the extra pouit making it 40-20. 
Claike wins Women's A League 
Last night saw the Women's A Lf* 
Championship game bet\veen Clarke M 
Snider (M) . After an all-out, great effort by "I 

teams, Clarite came away with the "^toij „, 

On Clarke's first drive, they managed to K 

widiin a foot of the goal, but ran out of "°™ , 

Team Snider had the ball wifli uniier 
minutes left, but a pass was intercepted- ^ j 

In the last play of the game Clarke W» ^ 
ball and QB JuUe Clarke threw a pass m" 
end-zone The ball was tipped and l^™ ^^ 
defenders were only inches fi-om picking i 

Fantasy Football Update: 

l„l,T''°"'n'"' " ^'^ I"™"^ '"' *= ^ certificate from Best Buy : 
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, November 7, 2002 

The Southern Accent 


Week of : November 8-15 

Calendar of Events 





Pierson Lecture - Calvin Rock (Thatcher) 
Vespers - Tim Timmons (Church) 
Birthdays: Andrew LaPierre, Angela Palmer, Brenda 
Pewtt, Esterllin Perera-Rodriguez, Julie Stotz, Kenneth 
McCiellan, Korine Juhl, Matt Bosley, Michelle Tabarrejo, 
Naomi Dufraine, Nathan Perkins, Roger Esteves, Steve 


Church Service 

Pierson Lecture - Calvin Rock (Thatcher) 
|ll:30a Church Sendee 

Pierson Lecture - Calvin Rock (Thatcher) 
Evensong (Church) 
AcroFest Show (lies) 
Birthdays: Ashleigh Cohen, Chad Cantreil, Jon Rutt, 
Royce Brown, Tasha Desir. Timothy Sormin 


Symphony Orchestra Concert (Church) 
Birthdays: Angela Coney, Jason Bartholomew, Melissa 
Baires, Rachael Cylke, Richard Landry, Tim Berry, Mrs. 
Unda Royer, Mrs, Carolyn Smith 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 ~ Veterans Day 

Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week (Nov. 11-15) 

Winter Registration (Nov. 11-15) 

GRE Subject Exam only (Student Center) 

3;3np University Senate 

Birthdays: Andrele Beaucicot, Autumn Wurstle, Cheryl 
Fuller, Dan Lange, Dana Chance, David Kukich, Jami 
McPhetridge, Kathy Congdon, Tammy Spence, Mr. Jim 


7-OOp Joint Worship - Campus Ministries CFhatcher) 

7:30p Stamic String Quartet (Ackerman) 

Birthdays: Ashley Saint-Villiers, Betty Neacsu, Ernie 
Dempsey, Kip Coleman, Ryan Hendrick, Zoe Scott. Jan 


Symphony Orchestra Tour (Nov. 13-17) 

Birthdays: Austin Sharp. David Knapp. Joshua Knight, 
Karl Reiber, Stephanie Ahlfeld, Marty Hamilton 


U:O0a Convocation - Drug & Alcohol Awareness (lies) 

Birthdays: Andrew Burks, Judy Nguru, Lori Gonzalez, 
Nicole Brock, Sarah Matthews, Tim Ambler. William 
Kriigel, Mrs. Desi Batson, Chaplain Ken Rogers 


m-refytndabk Commitment Deposit of $200 due for new W'»«'«'' 
^^5 students 

SA Senate DonutDay (Promenade) 


Vespers - CWldren of the World Concert (Church) 




Intramurals will begin Monday, 
November 12. 

ACROFEST: Over 900 ath- 
letes and 33 Adventist high 
schools and colleges will be 
represented here at Southern 
Adventist University November 
7-9. Anybody who would like to 
donate free time, please call 
2673. Leave your name, time 
available, and where to contact 
you. Saturday, November 9 
there will be the main AcroFest 
Performance at 8:00 p.m., lies 
RE. Center. Admission is $5 
and only $1 with a Southern ID. 
Those who volunteer to help 
out will receive free admission. 


Saturday. Evensong will be at 
5:30 p.m. in the Church. 


motion: Please participate in 
Put Your Body In Motion! To 
log in your miles, go to 

Clitbs & Departments... 


honor society: If you have 
taken two semesters of a for- 
eign language and received an 
A, you may qualify to be a mem- 
ber of the Alpha Mu Gamma, 
honor society for languages. 
Come to Brock Hall room 317 
and get an application. 

ty; Southern's English depart- 
ment just recently became a 
member of Sigma Tau Delta. 
International English Honor 
Society. If you are an English 
major or minor who has com- 
pleted two English classes, 
beyond your college composi- 
tion classes, and received an A. 
you may qualify. If you want to 
be a member of the charter 
class be sure to turn in the 
application recently mailed to 
you or pick up an application at 
Brock Hall room 317. 

WTS CLUB: The Wives of 
Theology Students will be hold- 
ing a seminar on Sunday. 
November 17. at 10:00-12:00 
p.m. at the Miller Chapel. The 

guest speaker will be Terrie 
Ruff, and her topic will be self- 
esteem. We would like to invite 
all wives and girlfriends of 
Theology majors to attend. If 
you have any questions, call 
Angle at 39&-2642. 

ATES For Biology, Business. 
English & Computer Science: 
The major field exams start on 
November 17. Call the 
Counseling Center at 2782 to 
make an appointment for this 
required exam. 

Law School Admission Test 
(LSAT)-December 9, applica- 
tion deadline-November 16. 
PRAXIS Exams- January 13, 
application deadline-November 

tive! Looking for a one-hour 
elective for the upcoming 
Winter Semester? Introduction 
to Health Professions, ALHT 
111, is a beneficial survey 
course for future medical jour- 
nalists, health care administra- 
tors, psychologists, special edu- 
cation majors, health care pro- 
fessionals or anybody planning 
on working in or around the 
medical environment. Take 
advantage of Intro to Health 
Professions next semester, 
Tuesdays at 7:00-7:50 p.m. 


Are you planning to student- 
teach next semester? 
Admission interviews for stu- 
dent teaching are scheduled in 
Summerour Hall as follows: 
Elementary- Monday, 
November 11. Secondary- 
Monday, November 1 1 & 
Tuesday, November 12. Stop 
by the main office in 
Summerour Hall to sign up for 
an interview slot. 

STAR GAZING! Southern's 
Physics Department will be tel- 
escope-gazing this Friday 
evening 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the 
south end of the Hickman 
Science Center parking lot. 

YOUTH AT RISK presenta- 
tion: Thursday. November 7 at 
6:30 p.m. in Summerour Hal! 
room 106, Captain J. L. Francis 
from the Chattanooga Police 
Department will present a pro- 
gram on how to reach inner-city 
kids: "At Risk Youth: 
Identifiers, Issues and How to 
Reach Them." Captain Francis 
is a Southern graduate. Do you 
know how to identify gang 
signs? White supremacist ide- 
ology? Characteristics of "At 
Risk" youth? How can you 
reach this part of society that 
needs acceptance, guidance 
and direction? Come hear 
about the Chattanooga Police 
Department's BADGE Program 
that used Adventure Recreation 
to reach these youth while tak- 
ing them "out of the box" of 
their comfort zone. 

Convocation credit given. 

ING fall outing: The annual fall 
outing for computing majors, 
minors, and friends will be this 
Satiirday, November 9. Meet in 
the Hickman Science Center 
parking lot at 10:00 a.m. to car- 
pool and caravan to Elsie A. 
Holmes Nature Park. Come 
and enjoy worship, lunch, and 
the nature trails with us! 

Campus Ministries... 


This Friday. November 8 there 
will be Reflections Caf6 in the 
Dining Hall at 9:00 p.m. Come 
and enjoy a relaxing Sabbath 
evening among friends! 

Hear the Cliff Harris Story 

After two state prison convictions a 

20 years as a drug addict, Cliff Harri 

now president of Drug Alternativ. 

Program, has a TV ministry on 3AB 

and operates two mens' drug 

recovery homes. 

Hear Cliff's inspiring story at convocation 

Thursday, November" -"- = '" '" 

llesP.E. Ce 

The Southern Accent 

Thursday, November ■ 

Mary Nikityn 
Humor Editor 




Well, at least I'm still speaking to me 

It's a shame 1 don't believe in counseling. 
Yes. I am still a psychology major. I do still 
believe in counseling for other people. If s just 
counseling for myself toward which I wish I had 
a more positive attitude, I think a lot of psych 
majors feel this way For example, in one of my 
current psych classes, we were given the option 
of fulfilling eight hours of our community serv- 
ice requirement by getting six hours of counseV 
ing from a graduate student Vm sure we all 
thought long and hard about it. but despite the 
obvious lure of the opportunity to mess up a 
grad student real good, there were surprisingly 
few takers. "Counseling isn't for us," we say to 
ourselves. This isn't an adjustment disorder, 
we're just having a healthy self-dialogue, aren't 
we? Ifs only schizophrenia when art majors 
talk to themselves." 

Nope we... I mean /...don't need counsel- 
ing. Bui if I did, there are certainly a few ques- 
tions I'd like to ask myself. Maybe if they ever 
get something along Ihe lines of a couch in die 
Student Center, HI work on giving myself some 

Me: So just when did you come to the 
breaditakingly brilliant conclusion that dating 
your boss might be a bit of a bad idea? 

Mysi.-I[: lj)fjk, how was I to know he was 
Roirij^ I" ni()nii|>«)li/'.- my page, steal his room- 
niak's niuiR' iuiil iniiigo and not admit Uiat I 
wrote ;K) [M-Tccnt of his lop ten list' 

Me: Can't you just slop printing him? 

Myselt I'd love lo. except Dennis is on 

strike. Jonathan hasn't turned in anything in 
weeks, a whole slew of people '^^J^'11% 
posed to write never did and. oh yeah, PEOPLE 

Me- Wait, Dennis is on strike? I could ve 
sworn he was turning things in on time every 

Myself: He'son some sort of strange Florida 
quasi-strike. He writes; he just refuses to write 
anything fiinny so I can't print it He really 
should hT Jason Delo's game. Somehow Jason 
manages to NOT write anything and still get 
printed. He's pretty brilliant 
Me: Umm.... 

Myself: Well, he does have shorts of a bril- 
liant shade of red. 
Me: True, 

Myself: Look, are we done here? 
Me: No. Not only have you still not worked 
through your Rob York issues but this is only 
393 words. So why do you think people like Rob 
York better tiian you? 

Myself: From what I've heard, they just want 
to see his picture. Which is even worse, I mean, 
is he tltat great looking?' Why doesn't anyone 
want to see MY picture? I deserve to be seen on 
my own page! 

Me: Well, why don't you just print your pic- 

Myself: Hey, that's a great idea! You know, 
Sonya Reaves used me as her photography por- 
trait project... 1 could print one of her BIG pic- 
lures of me! 
Me: Um,.. 
Myself: No, a WHOLE PAGE of pictures of 

Me: Ummm 

Myself Take that Rob York fans'" 
See how well the talking cure works' 
Relationships are messy things, though. 
Sure you get stuffed animals and have some- 
thing to do on Saturday nights so that at least 
your roommate thinks you have a life. Vogue 
tells you "How to Get Rock Goddess Hair" and 
Men's Health tells him "How to Seduce Her in 60 
Seconds" but who is there to tell you what to do 
when your ideas become oitr ideas and some- 
how wind up on your page with his name? 
Relationships are work! (There freslimen, don't 
you feel better about being single now?) 

It's worth it though. There's nothing quite 
as wonderful as having someone {preferably of 

the opposite gender) you can trust i 
joke buy you ice cream and be your i dr[r 
crime For my part Ive decided t tdr 
relationship. The Humor Page means a t 
me, but by next year who knows? I migh 
Social Vice or something. 

Ultimately, only you can decide what's r 
important to you: intellectual rights? Or stuMM 

Maybe Mary Nikityn should jitsi write i 
Advice Dude. Oh, wait. Vie junior psvdiiiii 
major INVENTED the Advice Dude. . . Shi^W 
no respect. 

*Yes, but that's not the point! 

Dude, like, get some help ^^^^ 

Advice Dude 

Many students face problems in their every- 
day lives. There arc qualified professionals who 
are capable of dealing witli tliese problems, and 
they can be found in tlie Counseling and 
Testing Center Unfortunately, most students 
won't use Uie Counseling and Testing Center, 
because it would be, like, uncool if anyone 
found out they were going. So, die Humor Page 
has like, responded lo the student need witli 
Advice Dude. Wliile he is not a, like, licensed 
psychialiist or counselor, lie has had a lot of 
problems and has devised a differential equa- 
tion to solve all of tliem. Sweet 

Editor's note: Since Ihe Advice Dude has been 
away sporting Ihe band tour action, these ques- 
tions may have been answered by other metnbers 
of the humor page staff. But never fear! Vie 
Dude himself will be back next lime, so send him 
all your like, probletm and stuff at jasilelo@soulh- 

Dear Advice Dude. 

Tm like, a freshman, and I don't have a car. 
There's tliis girl diat 1 like and 1 was thinking of 
asking her to Vespers. Is that a good idea, or do 
you find Vespers dales to be like, all contrived 
and stuff? 

. Freshman 

Dear Freshmeat, 

Vespers dales have, like, a proud and noble 
history on our campus, dude, but you want to 
make a better first impression on her than that 

don'l you? Like, here's what you should do: find 
a friend who does have car. and get him to sport 
die double date action! Good luck, dude! 

Dear Advice Dude, 

I just can't get along "with my roommate. 
That dude is, like, so completely insensitive 
toward me. This semester has been a beast and 
sometimes I just need someone to talk to. Plus, 
it'd be sweet to have a roommate I can really 
chill with. What should 1 like, do? 


Poor Me 

Dear Poor You, 

Dude. I know what you mean about the 
whole roommate thing. One of my roommates 
has, like, totally stolen my name and likeness 
for his own pereonal gain. That's just not cool. 
All I can say for you to do is just to be. like, die 

coolest roommate you know how to be Be a 
roommate you'd enjoy chilling with, and hope- 
fully he will too. 

Dtar Advice Dude, 

1 don't know what to do about my boyfriend 
Like, he totally forgets our anniversane=; he 
implies things that make me self-conscious 
about my weight and sometimes he doesn t 
open doors for me. Should I get mad at him or 
am 1 just over-reacting? 


Feeling Neglected 

Dear Feeling Neglected, 

Dude, don't even bother getting mad at him, 
just dump that action! By the way, what are you 
doing for Vespers Friday? 


Top ten reasons not to complain 
about the cafeteria 

by Rob York 

10. If it's good enough for Dr. Bietz to eat 

once a week then it's good enough for 

you every day. 
9. It allows hundreds of young Adventists to 

leave their academy cliques, branch out 

and form their Southern cliques. 
8. Someday you'll be out on your own and 

you'll appreciate it 
7. OK, maybe you won't but at least you'll 

be used to going hungry. 
6. Because griping about the cafeteria dis 

-tracts students from more inipt"' ^ 
things, like griping about Oakw«o 
on the cover of the Accent 
5. Because Dolly has 

n the op"!" 

4. Because Dolly has your ID card. 

3. Because Dolly has scissors. 

2. Because observing couples whiie 

is good for your intestinal i^^^^Z^^m 
I. Because ifs really sad that die ^^^j^,grf| 

the only thing our campus can r 
. fired up about 

(jolfing for school 

A)umni golf provides scholarships. Page 2 

Touchdown ^keeubrw' 

SOUTHTrN F^'^t-^^^^Southernbowl, 


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Acrofest show 
draws thousands 

I days of clinics and practices, 

Bfest 2002 came to a close on Saturday night 

'. PE Center with performances by 30 

3 three hours, approximately 850 
s wo ved the audience with a variety of 
f ats. Announcers Brermon Francois 
plenn Walters introduced the participating 
s amid a gym full of cheer? before each 
5 executed a four-minute routine. 
p enjoyed how tiie schools all had their own 
style. Their performances showed that 
iwork really pays off." said Tiana Lopez, a 
It health science major, 
e routines ranged from cheerleading acts 
[ five-gymnast tower. Throughout the 
!, the athletes demonstirated teamwork 
I genuine enthusiasm for fellow partici- 
'utine by U.S. silver medalist for tum- 
1 Barrent, handstand contests, a jug- 
|act and a wall-walk routine were sprinkled 
ighout the evening. 

r tlie end of tiie night the GymMaster 
i debuted their new routine. TTie hosting 
team received a standing ovation in apprecia- 
tion for nil the hard work they put into this 

GymMaster coach Rick Schwarz -^d he 
was impressed by his team's excellent perform 
ance. "We hadn't practiced since Tuesday" 
Schwarz said. "The team was running on bttle 
sleep, but they only missed a few moves " 

The event ended around 11:30 p.m. witii a 10 
minute routine Uiat included all the performers 
The grand finale was assembled in less Uian 
two hours on Friday and featiired succe^swe 
pyramids, tosses, butterflies, three-highs and 
tumbling passes. 

Over 3,100 people attended tiie show and 
more than 1,000 had to be turned away People 
started lining up outside the gymnasium two 
hours prior to show time. By the 8 p.m. startmg 
time, the line sti-elched all tiie way to the 
Collegedale Church. 

There was not enough seating inside the 
PE. Center for all the guests. Officials moved 
gym mats to make extra room for viewers to sit 
on the floor. StiL, many spectators were forced 
to stand. "Seating was crazy. My fiiends and I 
ended up sharing chairs, but the show was 
worth it," said Damaris Vega, a sophomore 
business administration major. 

Thirty-five teams participated in the 
Acrofest 2002 activities tiiat began on Thursday 
The throng of athletes clubs started each day 
with a motivational speech and then rotated 
Uirough five workshops. A few minor injuries 


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In the finale of A 
tosses, butterflies 

rofcsi, about 850 people pai 
md tumbling. 

occurred during die practices and ambulances 
were called for precautionary measures. 

"The past few days were a learning experi- 
ence," said Larry Dooks. head coach of tiie par- 
ticipating Kingsway College Aerials. "We did 
clinics, classes and exercises to make us a bet- 
Accommodations were needed for over 
1,100 guests including coaches, gymnasts and 
parents. Participants stayed in the lies PE. 
Center, a motel, tiie Soutiiem donnitories and 

die Spalding and Collegedale Academy gymna- 

Tlie GymMasters were exfremely involved 
in die Acrofest weekend: they served meals, 
kept the gyms clean and led out in a church pro- 
gram. Coach Schwarz said a group of about 10 
GymMasters worked extra hard and sacrificed 
a lot of sleep to make tiiis weekend possible. "I 
am so proud of the team," Schwarz said. 
"Everyone was willing lo help and no one com- 

Education majors interview for student teaching positions 

5 hoping to teach ui elementary, 
f and secondary schools interviewed 
^ucation faculty in the School of 
n and Psychology earlier tius week so 
y might be placed in student teaching 
s next semester. 

raer to be eligible for the interviews, stu- 

lust met certain standards, such as hav- 

mulateive GPA of 2.75 , have passed the 

jti exam and the intro to education 

|comp!eted tiieir education portfoUo and 

■^a Uiat their records contain no felonies. 

JTto dos Santos, dean of the School of 

|0n i^ Psychology, said tiiat the profes- 

Ip questions about tiie prospective edu- 

rgoals and teaching style. These inter- 

"P "ifcnn faculty of whether or not stii- 

dents are ready to begin teaching. "From one 
interview this is not always possible, but it gives 
us a pretty good idea," he said. 

Students being interviewed usually pass 
examination, but there are exceptions, dos 
Santos said. If the faculty determine that tiie 
student interviewing is not ready, tiien they 
have to wait for tiie next interview process dur- 
ing the foUoviTng semester. 

Shjdents who pass tiie interview wait for tiie 
faculty to arrange a place for Uiem to begin stii- 
dent teaching. "Placements are prepared for 
them, usually in two schools, one public, one 
Seventii-day Adventist. for sbc weeks each," dos 
Santos said. "Those in elementary education go 
to tiie elementary schools, tiiose in secondary 
education tiien go to secondary or middle 

Jennifer Maguire, a senior religious educa- 
tion major, interviewed witii tiie faculty tiiis 

week. "They looked Uirough the portfolios and 
asked us questions about instrucdona! prac- 
tices," she said. Maguire was not officially 
informed as to whether she passed and is 
cleared for teaching, but got tiie impression 
she would be. 

Now Maguire ivaits to see where tiie faculty 
will place her to teach. Even tiiough she is a 
religious education major, she may have tiie 
options of teaching in the public school system. 
"There's Bible classes in public schools around 
here," she said. Maguire also is working toward 
certification in matiiemaUcs, meaning tiiat she 
could teach math in public school, should she 
be placed tiiere. "I have some say in it," she 
said, "but tiiey do tiie placing," 

Cindy Ladi, a senior elementary education 
major, interviewed tills week and will be placed 
as a kindergarten teacher at Standifer Gap for 
her Seventii-day Adventist school experience 

and as a middle school science teacher in 
Cleveland for her public school experience, she 
said. The interviews are to find out how pas- 
sionate we are and what practical tools we 
would use," Ladi said. 

Ladi said tiiat education majors spend a lot 
of time developing a portfolio they begin in 
jnti"o to education and continue to assemble 
through observation and practical experience. 
Tlie portfolio is designed to show prdctical 
examples of how tiie student is growing as a 
caring person, an informed facilitator, a com- 
mitted professional and a reflective decision- 
maker "It gives a good indicator of our capabil- 
ities," Ladi said. "You really get to porti^y your 

The portfolio is shown to faculty at tiie inter- 
iews and lo the Adventist conferences that 
ome to interview students in the second 
r of each year. 









P. 11 

What happened to 
this Southern stu- 
dent on a mission 
trip to Honduras? 

See Page 4 

Happiness is never really so 

welcome as changelessness. 

Graham Greene 

Thursday, November ] 

The Southern Accent 

Alumni golf classic raises money for scholarship] 

Meet the Firms class set for 

next semester 

Southern Adventist Universi^ will 
host the upcoming spring class 
"Preparing to Meet the Firms," a one 
liour class that will be offered from 
January 15 to February 26. 

The objective of tlus class is to 
"give (students] practical skills for 
obtaining, keeping and leaving a job." 
said Janita Herod, office manager for 
the school of journalism & 

Although offered by the Schools 
of Business and Management. 
Computing, Journalism & 
Communication, and Visual Art & 
Design, this class is designed so that 
it can apply to any major during their 
junior or senior year, said Lezlee 
Wallers, intern coordinator for the 
school of computing. 

Different presenters provide the 
instructional base for the class. These 
professionals are recruited from vari- 

ous fields where they are currently 
working, thus bringuig current 
hand&on information to the class- 
room. Some of this year's topics 
include "What They Don't Teach You 
in College." presented by Christine 
To from Adventist Health Systems; 
"Profiling Your Boss," by attorney 
and former CIA agent Barry Benton; 
and "Don't Slurp Your Soup," by Lois 
Hern, business etiquette specialist, 
said Veriynne Starr, office manager 
for the school of business & manage- 

Several projects compose the 
class, These include a portfolio, 
n^um^ and a research project on sev- 
eral specific companies of the stu- 
dent's choice. 

The class is held on Wednesday 
nights from 7-9 p.m. in Brock Hall 
room 103. The last project is due on 
March 20 when students will be given 
the opportunity to put their instruc- 
tion to use during the Meet the 

Noah Boatwriqht 

Staf t REPORTHR . 

Any student with financial need 
can benefit from the nearly Sl7,000 
that was raised at the SouUiern 
Adventist University Golf Classic 
held during alumni weekend. 

The proceeds are put into the 
Golf Classic Endowment for need- 
based scholarships, which was 
established by Advancement and 
Public Relations last year, said Rob 
Howell, director of public relations 
and tournament chair. 

Five academic schools and 
departments on campus also bene- 
fited from an additional $5,000 
raised through the tournament 

Howell explains that the endow- 
ment is general and any student 
whose financial needs have been 
established by the FAFSA (Free 
Application for Federal Student 
Aid) can take advantage of its assis- 

Smdents can find out if they 
qualify for assistance from this 
endowment by checking with 

Student Finance. 

The $5,000 is distributed equally 
among five randomly selected uni- 
versity schools and departments, 
said Garrett Nudd, assistant direc- 
tor of public relations and tourna- 
ment committee member. "Each 
department is encouraged to use 
this money in a way the students 
can see," Howel said. 

This year's recipients are the 
schools of Religion, Computing, 
Journalism & Communication, the 
history department and the social 
work and family studies depart- 
ment Each received $1,000. 

The tournament, which has 
been part of alumni weekend for 
many years, was recently reorgan- 
ized to not only be a time of fun and 
fellowship for alumni, faculty, and 
students, but to raise money for stu- 
dents in need of financial aid. 

Unlike many fundraising tourna- 
ments, the Alumni Golf Classic 
doesn't garner funds by charging 
inflated green fees. The funds come 
from sponsors such as local busi- 
nesses and friends of Southern who 

use the tournament as an I 
which to channel their gift^"*! 
*^e don't pass an offering/ 
around at the course." NuHh 

'^e just want the alumni :t2l 
to afford the green fee and hJS 
good lime with their friends^ 
goal is to have fun, while r 

Sponsors can contribute 0D» 
level they are comfortable 
from S400 to SlO.OOO, Nudd s 

The departments that r 
the Sl.OOO gifts were selecwu^ 
domly from a drawing pool J] 
Southern's departments ^ 
schools. Nudd explains thaii 
departments that have beaeS, 
from the tournament are exduj 
from the pool for the next tew ve 
till every departmei 
the funds. 

Howell said that the moQeyJ 
departments received can bej 
any need or use within thatdefl 
ment. "A department can uselU 
something fun like a pizza iartj| 
something like necessary s 
ware," Howell said. 

Datatel should be up and running by March 20o;l 

The Southern Accent 

Rachel Bostic, editor 

Rob York, managing editor 

Jared Wright 

Heidi Tompkins 


Denzil Rowe 


Mflissa Furner 

Jeremiah Axt 


Cheryl Fuller 


Adam Kotanko 

Jonatlian Liem 


Ethan Nkana 

Mary Nikilyn 

Suzanne Trude 

Dennis Mayne 

Humor Columnist 

Southern's registration process 
is getting a complete makeover By 
its latest release date of March 
2003, the new Datatel system is pro- 
jected to be up and running in full. 

The new system was supposed 
to be "live" to register online for the 
upcoming spring semester, but 
there were some setbacks. Last 
semester, when advisers were regis- 
tering students online, the system 
broke down because of too much 
activity. Now the Records office is 
working to get the system back up 
as well as to get former students' 
files online. Until they do this, there 
is a halt in progress. 

Information Systems is coordi- 

nating the new Datatel system. 
TTiere is also a core committee con- 
sisting of a person from each of the 
following areas: records, admis- 
sions, alumni, dormitories, student 
finance, and accounting. Datatel has 
sent employees to Southern to train 
the faculty on how to use the sys- 
tem. Now these newly trained facul- 
ty members are working hard to get 
the new system running sooner 
than the projected March 2003 date. 

"We hope everything will be inte- 
grated in March online, so we can 
move forward and save time with 
this new system," said Joni Zier. 
director of records and advisement 

This new system has its pros and 
cons. The advantages include stu- 
dents being able to completely reg- 
ister online, see what classes they 

need, change majors online aniiil 
a degree audit as well as lookll 
listing of prerequisites for d 
and study the Report o 
Progress (RAP). In addition, fl 
will be a new records i 
including all the paperwork dk4 
from the records office li 
loadable format The disadvaiit¥J 
are that students will be responi 
for meeting their classes, andli^ 
will have to figure out vehiclei^ 
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"The new Datatel system wa| 
helpful to students if e 
works as they've planned it,'s 
Mia Sharp, sophomore bioktj 

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It's a powerful thing. 

.Some residents not sure what 
to do in case of fire, tornado 

there, find a room with no windows or the 
smallest windows possible. It's not a bad idea 
to bring blankets to crouch beneath in case 
windows explode. There's also a psychologi- 
cal protection of being wrapped up in a blan- 
ket," Houtchens said. 
There is a tornado 
pus but there are coni 
not audible during sevei 
test them twice a month and it's marked in 
the calendar," said Houtchens. "We don't test 
them during bad weather [to avoid conhh 
sionl." According to the 2002-2003 Student 
Handbook and Academic Planner, the siren is 
tested at 6 p.m. on the firet Tuesday of each 
month and 11:45 a.m. on the last Tuesday of 
each month. **I knew we had a siren, but I ve 
never heard it," said Tareica Lewis, junior art 

This is exactly what Campus Safety is con- 
cerned about -^e need three sirens, maybe 
four now with Southern Village, said 
Houtchens. niey are supposed to be located 
on the roofs of various buildings on campus. 
but the current one is located on a hi I. 

Seventeen people were killed 
Tennessee last weekend when storms and 
tornadoes broke out across the Southeast 
SatelUte weather information is avaiiaoie 

Rachel Bostic 

■Younger Generation', a musical praise 
show . begins thie Friday after vespers. 

Greg Batla, a sophomore film production 
major, began the program in conjunction with 
Campus Ministries after hosting a similar 
show at Southwestern Adventist University 
last year. "It was popular, more upbeat and 
more l^dback than an afterglow." said Batla. 

This first show will be held immediately 
after vespers in Ackermah Auditorium in 
Mabel Wood Hall. Attendees will be treated to 
praise songs before the performances begin. 

Batla says the show will have a feel like 
"Jay Leno show stuff since it is hosted. "It's 
all musical, no acting or poetry," he said. 

The performers are students, but it's not 
an open-mic night Those interested in per- 
forming for the next Younger Generation 
event will need to sign up mth Batla. 

"Well be getting a website soon, so people 
can check that,' said Batla. As of now, 

During the heavy storms that swept most 

p the Southeast last weekend, the realization 

s made that residents of Southern ViUage 

N the three auxiliary houses do not have 

jDsted fire and tornado safety procedures. 

^ Fire Safety Technician David Houtchens 

aid he is not sure if a code has been drawn 

|P for these residences. If a code is not found, 

P will be drawn up, he said. These are not 

schnically dormitory housing, so they have 

Parent requirements," said Houtchens. 

J they still should have codes." The Ukely 

jroblem with the auidliary house codes is 

pat there was such a hurry to get them ready 

house students, the codes were over- 


, Until the codes are found or drawn up, he 

' the following advice to residents of 

nern Village and the houses: 

I case of a fire, exit the building. Resident 

«sistants should be clearing the building 

ll^^ss they come in contact with smoke or 

" *hich case they should exit the build- 


-, " ^^^ of a tornado or severe weather, the 

Ck '^ ^"^- Residents should go as deep 

^ structure as possible - a basement if 

^sts, or the lowest floor if not Once 

located on cam- 
that the siren is 
weather "We do 


Younger Generation i 

1 weekly t 

"It'll probably be every sbc weeks or so," said 
Batla. "We're looking at doing a Christmas- 
tliemed one but we'll know more for sure 
after this week." 

Those coming to the show expecting a 
hushed afterglow may be surprised. 

"It's basically a contemporary Christian 
music talent show...a venue where people can 
use their God-given musical talents to praise 
Him." said Batla. This is a place where peo- 
ple come not to praise themselves but to 
praise God." 

Evita SanEana, Alana Castillo, Phillip 
Evelyn, Tlie Younger Generation Band and 
liiany others will be performing this Friday 

Nursing gets accreditation 

Southern's School of Nursing has passed 
their accreditation tests. Officials ft"om the 
National league for Nursing Accrediting 
Commission have recommended the maxi- 
mum period of national accreditation for the 
School of Nursing Uiree programs. Cited 
among die strengths of the programs were 
strong congruence between the university 
mission, die mission of the School of Nursing, 
and the teaching/learning activities among 
the professors and students. 

"We are very pleased wiUi Uie results." 
said Phil Hunt, dean of the School of Nursing 
"Recent outcomes have been excellent for 
students taking the NCLEX— RN licensure 
exam and the School of Nursing has devel- 
oped positive assessment programs tiial allow 
us to measure our results." 

The visitors spent time in tiie classrooms, 
at clinical sites and interviemng professors 
and shjdents. They were very impressed 
with our three programs and marveled at the 
quality of our students," Hunt said. 

Visitors, however, did make a few recom- 
mendations that they felt would strengtiien 
Southern's nursing programs. 

"It was recommended that we seek addi- 
tional teaching and learning space." Hunt 
said. The recommendation came as no sur- 
prise. This year, wtli 380 majors, nursing is 
the largest major on campus and they are 
housed in a twcnrlassroom builduig. 

Other recommendations include updating 
library resources and ensuring that all clini- 
cal teaching assistants have their master's 
degree. "We've already taken care of tiie 

library recommendation," Hunt said. Hiring 
clinical assistantswitii master's degrees, how- 
ever, is a real challenge. "It is our goal," Hunt 
said, "but it's a rare program across the 
United States tiiat has achieved this goal. We 
are making progress, but it takes time." 

Established nursing programs that are in 
good standing are accredited for a majumum 
of eight years. However, new programs such 
as Southern's MSN graduate program, can 
only be accredited for an initial five-year peri- 
od. After that period is up, they are reevaluat- 
ed for up to eight years Uiereafter. 

Hunt emphasizes how unusual it is for a 
new program to achieve five-year accredita- 
tion without an interim visit or a follow-up 
report "We somewhat expected full accredi- 
tation on the AS. and B.S, levels." Hunt said, 
"Most nursing masters programs receive 
only three years Uie first time around." 

Hunt and others from tlie School of 
Nursing feel that the graduate program was 
viewed so positively because of tlieir strong 
track record on the undergraduate level. "The 
accrediting team felt tliat our longstanding 
success witli the A.S, and B.S. programs will 
continue into the graduate program." Hunt 

"We praise God for these excellent 
results." Hunt said. "And much of the credit is 
due to the faculty and staff for tiieir dedica- 
tion and continual focus on academic excel- 

The masters program currenUy has 20 stu- 
dents, including one who will graduate in 


A Town Hall Meeting will be held December 5 

for Convocation. In order to get the most out of 

this time, please submit questions for Dr. Bietz 

and other administrators to 

as soon as possible. SA President Jared 

Thurmon will bring your questions to 

ariministrators in front of the students. 

^ The Professor's House' 

Change is inevitable. But not for Professor 
Godfrey St Peter, Willa Gather's protagonist 
in The Professor's House. Not if he has any- 
thing to say about it Instead of learning to 
deal with external alterations, he wishes for 
all things constant. Husband, father of two 
now-married daughters, university professor 
and writer. Professor St Peter's lives a full 
life. Now, after half a century of devotion to 
his work, family and garden, he is becoming 
disinterested in his responsibilities to his fam- 
ily and job at the university. It's like some- 
thing inside him is rebelling. His attitude 
shifts from mild resistance to outright rebel- 
lion. At first he just seems indifferent to his 
family and his wife's wish for him to move 
into the new house. Then he refuses to leave 
his study and continues to do his work there, 
paying the extra rent to use only one room in 
the old house, stuffy and uncomfortable as 
tlie third floor attic is, He demands that noth- 
ing be changed in his working 
environment Augusta, the sewer, is forbid- 
den from removing her forms and needle- 
Eventually his inexplicable indifference 
towards his wife spreads to his entire family 
and career and overtakes his daily function- 
ing in feelings of complete apatliy He defiant- 
ly insists upon slaying in his old house, 
though the new house is simply better. 
In b-ying to explain his own thoughts and 
actions, the professor says aloud, "in great 
misfortunes, ..people want to be alone. They 

have a right to be. And the misfortunes that 
occur within one are the greatest" The pro- 
fessor's misfortune occurred within him, 
quite unannounced and without warning. He 
fell out of all domestic and social relations, 
out of place in the human family 

But why? What causes a person to become 
so disinterested in the demands of his or her 

Combining insightful introspection with 
an amusing description of the social and 
familial rituals of a Midwestern university 
town. The Professor's House is a thought- 
provoking ficUon/literature novel for anyone 
that may be feeling a little cynical. 

Teddy bear turns loo 

Mission trip shows God is in control 

GiiEsr CnNTUiDirr 

Have you ever felt like God is punishing 
you even though you believe in your heart 
that you are doing His will? Wlien I was 14, 
I went on a mission trip to Honduras, where 
we set up a health clinic and dispensed med- 
icine to a local village and SDA church. 

Our two weeks there were trying, to say 
the least. All 15 of us were crammed into a 
house which barely had running water. 
Food was scarce and every night we had to 
chase the cockroaches out of our beds. Half 
of us came down with a stomach flu, myself 
included, and one person contracted malar- 
ia. When it was finally time to go home we 
thought the worst was over. 

We were wrong. On the drive back to the 
harbor where we would catch a boat back to 
the U.S., a suspicious-looking truck drove 
up in front of us. Six men in the truck bed 
each pointed a machine gun straight at our 
car. They cut us off and eventually forced us 
to pull to tlie side of tlie road. I still remem- 
ber vividly how they dragged us out of the 
truck, held their guns to our heads and stole 
a little over $2,000 worth of our belongings. 
They quickly drove off after the robbery 
and by God's grace we were all saved wth 
no one hurt. On the boat ride back all of us 
wondered why this had happened. We were 
doing God's will, why had He forsaken us? 
\ Less than a week later one of the spon- 
sors tliat had helped my father finance the 
mission trip sent him a check for exactly 
S2.000, not knowing anything about the rob- 
bery. All that the note inside the envelope 

liiy AyaU is a freshman graphic design 
and muiic double major. He is pictured 
here in the art room in Brock Hall. 

Pho,oV Aim Buck 

said was, "1 was impressed by God to give 
you this." A few months later the authorities 
contacted my father and told him that all 
except one of the men who had robbed us 
were gunned down in a police shootout; the 
other was awaiting sentencing. 

Not only did God restore all that we had 
lost, but He justified what had happened to 
us as well. God takes care of all His chil- 
dren. So friends, when you feel that you are 
doing God's will but He has forsaken you, 
remember that you are dealing with a power 
far bey'bnd your own comprehension. God is 
in control of everything and as long as you 
trust in Him. He will work things out in your 

When it seems that darkness is all 
around you, our Father says. Trust in Me 
and know tlial I am God." 

Meussa Turner 

LinisniES Reporter 

It all began 100 years ago when Morris 
and Rose Mitchom, owners of a Brooklyn, 
N Y. candy store, created tlie first teddy 
bear' in the United States. The inspiration 
for the Mitchom's creation came from a car- 
toon depicting a story about the 26^ Umted 
States President Teddy Roosevelt 

On November 14, 1902 Theodore 
Roosevelt took some time off to relax from 
some hard bargaining he had been imple- 
menting in a dispute over state boundaries 
between Mississippi and Louisiana. He and 
some others headed out on a hunting trip 
for the day The men in his hunting group 
took President Roosevelt to Littie Sunflower 
River in Mississippi. 

President Roosevelt had not had a suc- 
cessful time hunting over the course of the 
day. His fellow hunters wanted to please the 
President so to help him have a successful 
hunting trip the men captured a bear cub. 
They tied the cub up to a free to make it an 
easy target for the President but Roosevelt 
refused to shoot the defenseless cub and he 
told the hunters to set the cub free. 

The press happened to be covering 
Roosevelt's visit to Mississippi and soon 
heard about Roosevelt's bear cub. Clifford 
Berryman, a political cartoonist from the 
Washington Star, drew a cartoon depicting 
the incident and entitied it "Drawing the 
Line at Mississippi." 

The cartoon was printed in newspapers 
across the nation and Roosevelt's popularity 
grew immensely For the remainder of his 
term as president Roosevelt's mascot was 
Teddy's Bear" which ended up playing a 
key role in his re-election campaign in 1905. 
Meanwhile, Morris and Rose Mitchom 
were inspired by Berryman's cartoon 
which they patterned their own little bear 
after With his wife's help Morris Mitchom 
designed and sewed together a littie bear 






that he placed along with a copy of the car- 
toon in his candy store window. Mitchom 
wrote President Roosevelt asking his per- 
mission to call the bear Teddy Bear." The 
Teddy Bear became so popular that Morris 
Mitchom closed his candy store and 
opened a new business called Ideal Novelty 
Company, which was at the time the largest 
bear factory in the United States, 

Today the original Ideal Teddy Bear, 
made by Morris and Rose Mitchom, can be 
seen at the National Museum of American 
History at the Smithsonian Institute. This 
month the teddy bear celebrates its 100"' 
birthday. You can celebrate too! The m'o- 
site www.teddvb '^ara offers 
some ways to celebrate teddy bear's birth- 
day: Pass out teddy bears at a local chil- 
dren's hospital or hold a teddy bear reading 
hour at the local library and read Winnie- 
the-Pooh or Paddington Bear to the kids. 
There are lots of otiier ideas for celebrating 
National American Teddy Bear Day, visit 
the website to find out more. 

Palm pilots help multitask 


In today's world, technology 
become more and more a part of our lives. 
One of the newest technologies is found in 
the Palm Pilot, or Palm as it is commonly 
referred to. The Palm is a wonderfully use- 
ful tool designed for both business, with its 
basic-organizer and expanded-application 
functions, and pleasure, found in games. 

The basic function of a Pahn is to organ- 
ize one's life. The utilities used to help mti\ 
this are an address book, memo pad, to-do- 
list and the calendar. The address book is 
useful for keeping personal contact mforma- 
tion such as home phone numbers, work 
phone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail 
addresses and even pictures of people. The 
memo pad is used to jot down miscellaneous 
information. The to-do-list helps organize 
tasks from most important to least impor- 
tant It also files them into different cate- 
gories such as business and personal. The 
calendar can be viewed as daily, weekly or 
monthly. It even has built-m alarms so 
appointments aren't missed. 

The organizer also has the ability to 
expand by installing other applications. For 

_ add different Bible «'• 
..„.., „,..„ . Palm Pilot, such as the m 
James Version. There are also a vast o«» 
her of dictionaries for various la"B"« 
such as English, Spanish, French ande" 
Chinese. There are scientific programs, » 
calculators and periodic tables. , ^ 

Besides its business applications, 
Palm can provide entertainment throoS" 
games. Games are usually the most poP" 
appUcaUon to load onto the Palm, The o 
Palm will usually come with stan«^^ i 
games, such as Minesweeper ^""^ '"^ei | 
hial gamers, there are several puzzle f^ I 
such as Mahjong, a tile matching 6^'' , I 
Scrabble, a word game. For the »' ,. I 
gamers, another popular style is af^ 
games, such as Zap 2000!, a s'ars''"' "^^ I 
ing game. Games Uke these can keep P^ _ | 
occupied during long travels or keep 
dom from creeping in. , 

As you can see, palm technology c 
ues to expand outward mto the t^""' f^ I 
and more people are finding *'",„,«( I 
going out and buying a Palm to h* ^^^jjj | 
their lives and keep themselves e 

The Southern Accent 5 

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1 ^^ y^i i i 

^ xatViat- nnt^ Church leaden 

Ordaining women... why noi. 

^ 1 "^rful^ who has spent her life doing -.,„„! J oilT^r^,. 

Jeremiah Axt 

subject. Some of Southern's students feel 
thai il may be a good idea to have 
ordained for the posiuon of elde in he 
church, but not as pastors Some hold lo te 
position that there is no Biblical snPPorC to 
women as paslors and others argue that 
there is no Biblical support against women 
as pastors. Many contend that since some 
women (pastors' wives, for example! are 
expected to worlt so hard in the church with- 
oul pay. perhaps there should be another 
office tailored lo their service 

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any case, the staff support and encourage 
the women in the theology program. 

Other denominaUons have much to say in 
support of ordaining "°'".™;.„„^, ""^ 
Women's Ordination, ""*'"" '^ ""■" 

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1-Tlfer/n, re-s. Heading .r you* j-egultS 
tot I can't be a pastor just because I m a 
rirl 1 just love working with the youth. 
It can be argued that Jesus didn't ordain 
^!„ H. was on earth and that the 
women when He was on edi «. 
12 disciples He appointed were all men. But 
in response. Jesus didn't ordain men while 
He was on earth either, and He only appoint- 
ed men as His disciples^ Does that 
only Jevvish men can be disciples of 

The deeper we delve ii 

WnmpnsUramauoii.,111 "'e"""^" — mean omj jv.,.^ --- 

fte subject the "dwomen who are seeking equality in the arisl? And Jesus often cfd women 
the suojeci, u e aiu ___.,.. t,i, rt,at Ml nercent of .ii„™ =„mertmes as the pnmary [ 

■- ,, ,„„„:„ rhurrh savs "It is unfair that 80 percent of 

more intense Ihe debate grows. Mo t men in *"■■* ^^ J^ ,„ j^, „„,dwide [Catholic! 

the ministry have been called to it by God Pf ™™™""' , „„ positions of 

'";e'„°^wta;e'caCt':eJ'^' *"^ ^^' *rity"\rrS V woLn." The 

-rmt^«sw^foj.n.e On«.a, * f:ho.h, m .pport oT^^^ 

ministry solely because ifamancanooii.a m iiiuhmij, , ,^ . , 

ilplvhpcause lamancanaoii, a in nituiau j, ^vi.-.-- -■-- . . 

woman c J do uTelter." Several students become ordained...and begin Itheir) 
(male and female) have expressed that ministry- 
women shouldn't be ordained because of 
that very concept; they don't want to see the 
church used as a political soapbox. Some 
women are sincere and simply want to serve 
the Lord, 

A partial solnUon may be that regardless 
of ordinaUon, "there is nothing to stop a 
n from ministering." said Steve Bauer. 

^...igelism. sometimes as the primary per- 
son for the job (see John 4:142) . 

There are many possible benefits in con- 
sidering women as leaders in our churches. 
In her online article. "VThy Women Make 
Better Managers" (hltpV/wvAv.beent- 

n , l.nni/arliries/ krot7/l,',0.aso). Joanna L. 

Krotz, of Muse2Muse Productions and the 

founding editor of, 

shares information from recent studies. 

; past tnai nasni iieLcssaiiij u^^" "- Women tend to be better than men at 

Ellen G. White received her ordination |,,„p„„ering their staff Where men are task- 

.-.;„i^ t,^^ ihfl nonoral r.onfprpnce in oriented women are people-oriented and 

express more appreciation for effort, 

encouraging flieir team to meet goals. From 

tolerance for dif- 

In the Adventist church, il seems that 
men may not be ordained for a while, but 
tile past that hasn't necessarily been the 

credentials from (he General Conference 

1884 and in 1885 called for an ordination 

service for women in the Review and Herald. 
woman from ministering." said Steve Bauer. In fact, several women in Adventist history ^^men we also see mt 
associate professor for tile school of reli- have been given ministenal licenses ana ferences. making tiiem more skilled at 
„-.™ N.,bo,lv is reouired to be ordained in even ordained, but things have changed. ^^^^ diversity. Some of Uiese skills would 

gion Nobody is required to be ordained in even ordained, but things have _ 
order lo work for the salvation of souls. What does all of Ihis mean on he campus 
Anyone can give Bible studies, anyone can of Southern Adventist University? mere are 
give a sermon, anyone can provide for the many women enrolled as majors in the 
physical emotional and spiritual needs of School of Religion. These women may never 
others. Bui what of those who feel they need be able to be ordained in order to do a work 
to do the work full-time, without die encum- that Uiey feel called 
brances of another full-time job that Uiey 

have lo keep in order to pay the bills? .^^ » w .....-- -. - 

In this light, we next have to ask. "What church would recognize the call for wuiueii. 
does il mean lo be ordained?" Bauer shares but the issue is working for God, lo reach 
that basically, the ordination ceremony is others, she said. Her goal is in church plant- 
recognition of a person's being called by ing and she feels tiial "women in ministry" is 
God, giving tiiem tile auUiority 10 work for Biblical. 

the church, 'Hiere is no special "transfer of Jenny Tillay, who feels at this point that 
power" or "elevation lo a higher level of exis- she is called lo pastoral minisU-y, also says 
lence." Because there isn't enough Biblical dial ordination is not a centi-al focus. She 
support for or against ordination, we have to says she is interested in the ministry 
base the issue on Biblical principle, because. "I wouldn't have complete peace 

Tlie School of Religion has no official doing anything else." She feels dial ministi-y 
position on the issue, but tries lo be under- is something a person should do only if they 
standing in Uie cases dial arise. Tlley don't really feel tiiey can't do anything else. When 
wanl to try to squash tiie vision of women ordination comes up, she emphasizes that il 
who want to enter tile ministi-y, but can't is being called and led by God— not the 
fully promote il cither since Uiere are lliose recognition of 

be extremely beneficial in dealing with 
issues tiiat our churches are riddled with. 

Though largely still a new concept, 
women will likely be showing up in the min- 
istry more frequently in coming years and 

J — their ordination will stay a hot topic for 

Andrea Lawson does not see ordination a^.„.„,^^to 
centi-al issue. "It would be nice "if the 


Seventit-day Adventist church leadei^ 
responding to data released last mondi ti 
the Adventist World Survey— one of l 
largest surveys oflocal church life in aii 
die church's 12 divisions. T 

A newly formed task force began woitj 
week on developing plans of a 
focus on three areas of concern _ _ 
survey: church members' conunilmenttow 
sonal prayer and Bible shidy, to sharing fta 
faitii widt others, and community invoWeiE 
The survey results show us many 4 
to be thankful for as a world church," 
Gerry Karst, a vice president of die PM 
Church and chah- of flie Shategic Hun 
task force. He pointed to results indiciisl 
high level of doctinnal unity, and ahijiiirl 
portion of church members who hiieffil 
ance of salvation, and live joyful Ctin 

But according to Karsl. die survey n 
also clearly show areas where improvenK 
needed. "Personal devotionals, a passo. 
sharing Christ with our friends and m*\ 
and engaging mtii our comiminilies 
are values fliat go to die very heart ol*J 
means to be an AdventisC said Kant 11 
are not sti-ong in tiiese essentials liowcaj 
as individuals and coiporately, effect* 
sue ttie mission we have been given. L 
Foralook at tiie full World Survey*! 
go to www.adventistorg. 

Inter-America: church hosts 
first youth-led evangelism seriesl 

/ii\i\fi be a stumbling block. In if 1 

important "And 
ikl push anyone away 

America, in Spanish, English and F.-^ 

•We have people in "^ '^!^,i,i„,pf 
very difficult to reach, Midlsra«" , 

idem of the church ■" '"^,J<a 
"Satellite evangeUsm comes as con I. i 

ry to our b-adifional ""ti-each _ ^ J 
Baraka Muganda. y°"* ''S,*1 
worid church, congratiilated 1»«' , 
world, and encouraged me J" 

Church Schedule 

1i~iME Speaker 


Hamilton Community 


Jolui Grys 

-It's Not About Me- 

Colli-RcJal.. B:l 

Kl, 11:311 

Cordon Beilj I'n 


The Third 


Gordon Bielz 


The first ever youth-led evangelism series 
in the Inter-American region of the Seventh- 
day Adventist Church concluded November 2 
with a two-week satellite broadcast from 
Mexico City, Mexico. 

"Live Without Fear," which initially began 
in July, was led by young people from ages 11 

through 32. Tliey represented each of the jo';;^^ ^^ation and service 
church's 13 unions in the Inter-American ^,^^^ ^^^^ ^200 people v^ 


"Our main objective for this event was to 
believe and trust in our Adventist youth, in^at- 
ing them to get mvolved in all churches 
throughout Inter-America." said Pastor 
Bernardo Rodriguez, youth director for the ^^ ^I^ 
V. I, ■ I » A ■ The e 

church m Inter-Amenca. 

Another objective, he added, was to use 
the ability of satellite broadcasting to reach as 
many people as possible. The use of technol- 
ogy has been one of the most powerful means 
in this evangelistic effort in communicating 
the good news of salvation and fulfilling the 

mission of the church." s^d Rodriguez. 

The broadcast, transmitted by Adventist ^'^Jemala. ^. ^ ^.^jie youth br"^' 

Satellite Television (ADSAT) and Adventist . ^°'"^'^TmorcS^ """ 

Television Network (ATN). was available in ^"^ wwv^ay^inleimiLCSm 

North America, Central America and South ^'^'^■ 

)wara baivduun m-" — 

More than 6,200 people I""" ^i'\ 
of Bcial Web site during tire <>"''\^^l I 
each evenmg's program was ^^M 
download. Young people trom ^ 
world (-mailed positive feedbac" 

The event "-esulted m t> . ^^_^ 
contributing significantiy to me . ., 
ing number of baptisms recor ^ , 
tory of the Adventist Chore 
America. „,„ilef''f '''li 

Plans are already bemg nia» ^M 
- m satellite broadcast ■ - 
October 2003 from Goal 

pastors ii 


Thursday, November 14, 2002 

Family and friends remember Karen Minner 

"I have four daughters, all very differenL 
Karen was the maternal one. She loved play 
ing with doUs..," Ray Minner's voice trailed 
off as he began describing his daughter to 

"You may not be aware of this, but today is 
the one year anniversary of her death " At 
that he stopped, momentarily unable to 

Karen Minner graduated cum laude from 
Southern in 2001. "She always loved school " 
Ray Minner told me. Her love of school and 
children inspired her to teach elementary 
school, first in Pohnpei as a student mission 
ary. then at Beltsville Adventist School as a 

Shordy after Karen began teaching there 
she experienced the first symptoms of a rare 

"We thought it was stress," her father said 
of die symptoms. "She was under a lot of 

Following her graduation from Southern, 
Karen spent the summer looking for a job as 
an elementary school teacher. As the sum- 
mer progressed, she remained jobless. She 
worked at Mount Aetna Youth Camp but 
Karen was worried that she would not find a 
teaching position for the year. 

Finally, in August, the Beltsville Adventist 
School in Maryland called with a job offer It 
was one Karen had interviewed for already, 
but she had decided that the job did not suit 
her interests. The position was teaching math 
to academy-aged students. Karen wanted to 
teach third or fourth grade. 

When Beltsville called back, she took the 
position. She quickly packed her things, 
bought herself a kitten as a traveling compan- 
ion and made the trip to Maryland. 

From her apartment in Maryland, Karen 

called home complaining of headaches and 
stomachaches With all of the changes she 
expenenced in a short tune span t,tress 
seemed the logical explanation for her sick- 

"Stress may have contributed " said Ray 
Mmner, but the problem proved to be some- 
thing far worse. 

After struggling to continue teaching in 
spite of the nagging pains. Karen was finally 
hospitalized in Hagerstown Maryland. She 
was in and out of the hospital for two weeks. 
When her condition stabilized at one point, it 
appeared that the illness might leave her 

Meanwhile, Ray Minner and Laurie 
Redmer. a professor at Southern, were mar- 
ried here in Tennessee. "It was actually 
because of Karen that we met," said Ray. 
Laurie and Karen played together on an intra- 
mural Softball team. Ray met Laurie at one of 
the games. 

Ray and Laurie cut their honeymoon short 
when Karen's condition became critical. 
Karen was airlifted to Hershey Medical 
Center, the teaching hospital for Penn State 

University's College of Medicine. 

Doctors performed emergency surgery to 
remove Karen's stomach. Only a week later, a 
second emergency surgery was performed 
when her abdomen became infected. 

Doctors were unable to determine the 
nature of Karen's illness. They consulted 
experts from around die nation to no avail. 
Karen's condition deteriorated. 

Despite the doctor's efforts, Karen died on 
November 8, 2001. Friends and family sur- 
rounded her in her last few days, including 
diree campers who had been in Karen's cabin 
at Mount Aetna, 

In the wake of Karen's death last 
November. Ray and Laurie Minner set up the 
Karen Minner Scholarship which is awarded 
each spring to a student at Highland View 
Academy where Karen was pastor of die 
Class of 1996. The scholarship goes to a stu- 
dent who exemplifies the characteristics 
Karen modeled at HVA More information on 

Students given 'Another 
Sabbath School' opportunity 

I JuDiTH Moses 

I St,\ff Recokteh 

Students have another choice for a 
Saturday morning worship service: the 
btudent Center Sabbath School. Though it is 
not officially named, it has been spoken of as 
Anodier Sabbath School." It starts at 9:45 in 
[he Student Center with song service, fol- 
owed by an introduction to the lesson. The 
lesson IS discussed in small groups, followed 
°y the closing thought and finally closing 

Many students feel the Student Center 
aabbath School is a personal SabbaUi school. 
^ like the opportunity to have a small group 
'esson because ifs more pergonal, and it's 
easier to share and go in depth," said 

Michelle Doucoumes, sophomore financial 
services major. The Sabbadi school was 
nice, it gave us the opportunity to interact 
personally and learn about the Bible more," 
said Michael Christi. junior primed major 

Junior theology major Morgan 
Kochenower and some of his friends started 
the Student Center Sabbath School after 
going as student missionaries last year. They 
enjoyed the leadership positions they were 
able to take overseas and wanted to continue 
in that vein when school began. 

The Student Center Sabbath School is a 
Sabbadi school for young people to come 
together in Christ and to learn more about 
Him personally through die Bible. 

Visit us online! 

die scholarship ftind is available on die online 
tribute to Karen at 

As I sat in Ray Minner's office at Spalding 
Elementary, listening to a father remember 
his daughter, I couldn't help wondering 
where God had been. 

Ray Minner didn't mention God when he 
talked about die illness. He never referenced 
God when relating die events leading up to 
Karen's death. God seemed out of the picture. 
So I asked. 

"Did you ever ask the "why" questions?" 

"No." Ray answered simply. "When you 
really trust somebody, you don't question 
them," he explained. "And it would be con- 
trary to die way Karen lived," he said, unable 
to hold back tears. "She lived her life trusting 

So does he, though his daughter rests. 


A ijKcial we(l< cdebnting divenity of cultures 
and people on our planet and at our unlvenlty. 

Hovember 18-22,2002 

• Hnldtntt Hall wMhlpt on nonilay, May. aid Htdntiday. 

• Dtlfctatif ojliiiic anil culniral danoDitntlmii fnn 
difftrnitlandi dally In dx Dining Hall 

• HHk'lon: natlvt Amtrlan photograpMc art dliplay by Ed 
Mirii In tht Miool of VInal Alt £ Dn^ galkty. 

• Convoadon iptaku Or. Ifl Pollatd, vl« praldtnt liir 
dmnlty at lonia Unda Unlvmlty, on Iliunday, NoymilKr 

• Vlilt witb Dr. In Pol^td lilt QgA dntUg lundi. Tliutiday. 
novmbir u, In tlii Pmidnitlal Dining Rorni 

• Dlvmity Hnttaliop by Dt Ln Pollanl, Hi p,in.. on Kiunilay, 
Hownto !i, Willi reprainutiVM (ton unlvmlty depart- 
minti and itbdint organliatloni, lynn Hood Hill. Inttttittd 
pinoni nnd to contact Mint Stivlteiati !8l4. 

One Wor(4 
Manv Peot>te 

Thursday, November 1472om 

UN vs. Saddam - reasons for going to war 

Last Friday, the United Nations 
Security counsel unanimously 
passed a resolution written by tin- 
United SUtes. Since then I've heard 
many views from students on this 
latest development in the situation 
in Iraq I'd like to look at some 
aspects of this situation currendy 
unfolding inside and outside this 
Middle Eastern nation. 

To look at it more clearly we're 
going to step back a few years to 
the end of the Gulf War. On April 2, 
1991, the United Nations Security 
Counsel laid out strict demands and 
sancdons to ensure that Iraq would 
not have the ability to prey on 
smaller nations or have the poten- 

followed by 
Iraq. During the time Inspections 
were occurring, prior to 1998, 
inspectors discovered numerous 
weapons that Hussein was not 
authoriKd to own. They also found 
much evidence to show he had 
researched and made significant 
progress in the development of bio- 
logical weapons. In 1998 Saddam 
Hussein refused to allow inspectors 




by Justin Kobylka 

Thumbs up to 

4 the wellness pro- 
gram taking sliapc 
tliese last few 
weeks. It's great 
that the university 
seeks to emphasize 
the importance of exercising your 
muscles as well as your mind, The 
"Put Your Body in Motion" program 
is creatwe and encourages students 
to keep a good balance every day. 


reentry to the country, bringing to 
an end all inspections withm his 
boarders. Since Saddam breached 
contract with United Nations he has 
had nearly five years to continue 
these weapons programs without 
regulation or supervision. 

I've heard some say, 'TVell the 
United States has weapons of mass 
destruction. Who are we to deter- 
mine Uiat someone else cannot? 

It is the mandate of the United 
States to protect its national securi- 
ty and that of its citizens. This 
responsibility requires that the 
United States act against nations 
that are likely to harm innocent 
people with these weapons. As a 
nation, the United States must 
stand for principle, not popularity. 
The Iraqi dictator is a known 
enemy of the US and its allies. He 
has shown that he does not govern 
responsibly and has tiie potential to 

act rashly without regard for 
cent life. In 1988 Saddam ordered 
his troops to kill every male Kurd 
living in the northern section of the 
nation. These were his own citizens 
- A different race Uving wiUi the 
borders of Iraq. During the cam- 
paign against tiie Kurds, more than 
100.000 people died, many of them 
from chemical agents Saddam had 
developed prior to the Gulf War. 

The United States is only asking 
that Saddam Hussein allow 
weapons inspectors complete 
access to any potential weapons site 
or stockpile. This would merely 
allow the worid and the United 
States to know that Iraq is not a 
threat to their security. 

So what's this talk of war? 
Saddam has a long history of block- 
ing and fussing about inspections 
within his counti-y In the past his 
complaints and pobUcal finagling 

have made it difficult for the insptc- 
tors to do their jobs. These \M 
inspectors must have fi-ee and total 
access to all areas of haq in ordt, 
to prove that he is keeping his 
promise and abiding by all die Gulf 
War sanctions and resolutions, 
including the complete disarms 
ment of all weapons of mass 

In order to place pressure on 
Iraq as well as ensure tiiat they win 
comply completely with UN 
demands, the United States submit 
ted a resolution that threatens waj 
if Saddam does not comply com- 
pletely with the inspections that he 
already agreed to. Whether the 
United States and other nations 
seek to force him into compliance is 
100 percent in Saddam's hands. 11 
he has nothing to hide, then should 
be no problem. 

Adventists and feminism 

Hiumbs up I 

the early morning 

cafeteria workers 

From what V\> 

heard there are se\ 

era! who go to tli 

cafeteria as early a 

5:30 a.m, For those 

of us who are not morning people 
the very thought makes us tired. 
Thanks for making such a big sacri- 
fice for the students to have a break- 
fast. You're awesome. 


ThumbB down 

to new Student 

Center chairs. While 

they look very 

and we are thankful 

for the addition, the 

new chairs just 

aren't comfortable. They hold you 

up in a "crouched" position as if 

you're ready to jump out of them on 

a moment's notice. If we're going 

for the Barnes and Noble effect, 

let's at least get furniture that 

invites you to stay. 

f Thumbs down 
taking parking 
spaces away. We all 
know parking is 
already limited. Why 
not rearrange the 
construction schedules so that valu- 
able spots behind Hackman and 
Lower Lynn Wood are not lost? 

"Feminism encourages women 
to leave their husbands, kill their 
children, practice witchcraft, 
destroy capitalism and become les- 
bians." Or so says Pat Robertson, 
founder and chairman of the The 
Christian Broadcasting Network, 
Inc., which produces the well- 
known 700 Club television pro- 
gram. Rush Limbaugh, too, has 
some strong words on this topic: 
"Feminism was established to 

3 the 

ty," Really' 

Clearly, feminism is unpopular 
with Christian fundamentaUsts. 
Even those who consider them- 
selves more moderate Christians 
are uncomfortable with the idea of 
feminism. Why? What is feminism 
and how is it fundamentally 
opposed to Christianity? Is it pos- 
sible to be a Christian feminist? 
When asked what the word 

feminism brings to mind, most 
people would recount images of 
discourteous women offended that 
a man would dare open a door for 
them, pictures of bra-burning and 
irate women from the 1970's and 
scary, man-hating lesbians. It is 
not hard to see, then, why most 
people {including most women) 
are wary of or downright opposed 
to feminism. Iwouldbe, too.ifthat 
is what I thought of when 1 heard 
femmism. Instead, I proudly call 
myself a feminist 

Yes: A Seventh-day Adventist 
Christian feminist, a feminist who 
is teased by her parents for being 
too conservative, a feminist major- 
ing in theology. People often ques- 
tion me, asking, in essence, how I 
could possibly reconcile my 
Christianity with feminism. The 
answer comes easily when 
extreme images and the mislead- 
ing hype are set aside for a more 
balanced and accurate view of fem- 

Just as Waco doesn't provide an 

accurate view of Seventh-day 
Adventism, scary man-haters doa'i 
provide an accurate view of femi- 
nism. Our religion does not make 
extremism a prerequisite for mem- 
bership, and neither does feminist 
ideology. It is therefore entirety- 
possible for a feminist to allow a 
man to open the door for her and 
appreciate it; it is entirely possible 
for a feminist to be a wUe and a 
happy mother and a homemaker,ii 
is entirely possible for a feminist lo 

be a 

s the 

Feminism, at its core, 
belief that men and worne 
deserve equal treatment. TmsiSL" 
perfect harmony ^^fh ,w 
Christian spirit and with Chnsti^ 
theology. Feminists do not havei 
believe that the genders menl tn^ 
same treatment in all cases or ma 
motherhood is an unworthy o'J 
pation. Simply put, if you ^'J) 
Shat men and women should ^ 
treated with fairness and eg 
then you are a feminist m 
worry— I won't tell). 

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Beer sales do not necessarily generate immorality 



The issue of alcohol sales in Collegedale 
,e^ strong feelings, but my campaign for 
lucal office demands tliat I be clear aboiu 
ere I -^tand. I wanl people to know exacllv 
how 1 fee! so that they may make the proinr 
choice at the ballot box-for or against m> 

'"^First, I do not favor the sale of alcohol I 
favor wise development 1 couldn't care less if 
intoxicating drinks never crossed the line 
city. In fact, I think that Amencan 
Prohibition of the 1920s was a good thing. It 
took 50 years for the consumption of alcohol 
in America to return to the levels of con- 
sumption before Prohibition. 

Unfortunately, the people of the Umted 
States didn't see it that way. They repealed 
Prohibition, and we have been left with the 

When Collegedale was incorporated as a 
city in 1968, it became a legal entity subject to 
the regulatory laws of the state of Tennessee 
and the United States of America. For tax pur- 
poses and other good reasons, the city almost 
immediately began to annex territory around 
it Collegedale was no longer a litUe Adventist 
village with perfect control of its social and 
business environment 

! don't know when the first cigarette was 

Id in Collegedale, but that moment arrived 
long ago— as did the first sale of pork ribs. As 
[a city, it would have been illegal to disallow 
Itiie sale of such items even though many citi- 
zens of Collegedale might be morally 
[opposed to cigarettes and pork ribs. 

I have never heard of a single Seventh-day 

Adventist who 
refuses to patron 
selbng cigarettes 
pork nbs 
Advenhsts m 
Collegedale see 
no moral conflict 
in supporting 
such businesses 
and benefitting 
from tht taxes 
generated from 
sui-h sales I have 
also nrvtT lit ani ul a single Seventh-day 
Adventist who refuses to shop at a g^rocery 
store that sells alcohol. 

The lottery was recentiy approved by 

vride margin in Tennessee. Will lottery tick- 
ets be sold in Collegedale? I assume so. Will 
anyone in Collegedale boycott businesses 
that deal in lottery tickets? I doubt it 

Commissioner in Collegedale have the 
authority from the state of Tennessee to 
approve and regulate the sale of beer. They 
do not have the authority to approve the sale 
of liquor (as defined by the state of 
Tennessee) , Only a referendum by the people 
would authorize such sales. 

11 1 mil a 3<^ai ui> uit.^^.ui., I WOUM 

carefully consider any proposed business 
development in Collegedale to see if that busi- 
ness fit the moral values of the citizens as well 
as to see if the business would be economi- 
cally good for the city. Certain types of busi- 
' -high quality hotels. 

i,«.,o, grocery stores, and service sta- 
for example. Certain other business 
seem bad— taverns, strip joints, and adult 
bookstores, for example. 

To patronize "good" businesses outside 
Collegedale and then claim that those same 
businesses are "bad" in Collegedale is moral- 
ly inconsistent Furthermore, such economic 
behavior is bad because we take our busmess 
and tax dollars outside Collegedale. 

I stand for the sound economic develop- 
ment of Collegedale consistent with the 
moral values of the community. If someone 
can demonstrate that a restaurant, grocery 
store or service station that sells beer violates 
our moral values, please let me know. 

How much does a bowl of applesauce cost? 

Last week I was chastised on this page 
for encouraging people to question the caf^ 
teria prices. I might never have responded to 
the article, were it not for one tantalizing 
question raised therein: how much does a 
bowl of applesauce cost' 

hnmediately I entered research mode. 
That Friday evening (before sundown, by the 
way) , I headed to the cafeteria and acquired a 
bowl of applesauce; a regular bowl Blled to a 
level just below the top. Granted, that's a con- 
siderable amount of applesauce, but I have 
seen others get that much before. I suppose 

Dolly's 71C figure must have been for the 
smaller bowls, because my prodigious 
amount of Truit Bar' set me back $2.98. Yes. 
thaf s a couple cents short of "3 or 4 dollars". 
Sorry! Anyhow, that Sunday I headed off to 
the rdlage Market and Winn-Dixie to com- 
pare prices there. I chose to determine a 
price per ounce for several brands, as well as 
what my bowl would have cost for each. 
Cafeteria: 23C/oz (S2.98) 
VM Oneserving cups: 8C/oz ($1.02) 
Winn-Dixie name brand: 5C/oz ($0.62) 
VM name brand: 4i;/oz (S0.52) 
•VM generic bulk can: 3.3C/oz (S0.42) 
Here are a few other items I compared: 
Fruit Cocktail: (Cafeteria) 23C/oz 

(VM) 6C/ ounce (bulk) 
(Winn-Dixie) 8C/oz (name brand) 
Box Cereal (Cafeteria) $4.23 
(VM) $2.89 ■ $3.89 
Packaged Cookies (Cafeteria) $2.82 
(VM) N/A 
(Winn-Dixie) $2.00 
Clearly, tlie cafeteria should not be 
expected to compete with a national grocery 
chain, or even the Village Market- They have 
more people to pay and a smaller customer 
base. If you want some applesauce, just get a 
jar at the 'VM. Why pay over five dmes as 
much to get it in a bowl? 

$4.99 All you Can Eat Buffet 

Salads, Soups, Pastas, Potato Bar, Breads, 

Hot Pastas, A Desserts 

Vegetarian Soup Served Daily!! 

2288 Sunbarrell Road 
(Next to K-Mart) 

Kids 5 and Under Kids 5 to 12 

are free!! $2.29 

Sunday's Kids 
Only $.99 

(General Manager 
Neva Carey 

Drinks $1.39 

Changing majors...again 

— ^ 10 gel an educadon. Yes. I was young and 

Merwh No innocent. And no, it was not fun. By the dme 

GuEsr COLUMNIST [ goi 10 college, giris seemed larger than 

Computers annoy me. I hate those litUe usual. I was 15 and ""'o'^f* ^'f"'! 

nno-uo errors that that give you die opOon of reached my growth spurt yet. I had no lue. 

■iLre- or "close.- You know that if you had no idea what lo do with my life or what 

select -iBnore," it's going to close your pro- college was all about- . , , , 

Sam anyway Or the -blue screen of death" I drifted from major to major, clueless real- 

Salwa^ seems to appear out of nowhere. ,y, , started off with Elementary Education 

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°„;ten7uppressmgd,eresetbu,«n^e I^-^y Unit M«r»o y^I deaded tot 

^°st?™s«perrapfL"^f.-outo, T^dr^ews University and found myself 

■„r. to choose from, or perhaps because I changing my major another five omes or so^ .^ 

majors to choose mim I ^ ^^^ ^^^^^^ „jj, j5j^„eiy 

'""^rllon I'm writing This iucle is tTy too cold for me and decided to go dowr. 

. I taow ^thout die shadow of a south to Southern AdvenUst University 

^t,'; L fter^a^ smdents who are going Three colleges, two years m the army and 

l™ ?1 Ime Mng as me. I have been in ™,e official major changes later here I am. 

ntfof^y""vrrsadons lately relat. To tell you die trudi, I^sUU don. know 
in« 10 the difficulty of deciding a major or a 
^eer Rest assured that you aren't the only 
^e going through diis ^^^gle. We have to 
mie important decisions every day that will 

'^T:a:ffrX^°*c*ein 1997 when, 

' 15 year old. No, 1 was not smart nor did I 

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skip any grades > '" ' ^^ j'^ J, resulted roommate, your family, your teachers and 

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Ihe dmeld decided that it was time for me you. 

what I wanl to do with my life. 

However I do know that God has a plan lor 
me. God has a plan for you. too. It may not 
seem clear lo you at the moment, but 1 assure 
you that it will all work out in due time. So 
don't siress out too much about it Relax. Chdl 
out Have fun. life's not all about school. Oh. 
yes grades are important but diey arent 

rything. Treasure your fiiendships. your 

e through for 

Thursday, November 14 

Adam Kotanko 
Sports Editor 



Clarke, Christensen, & 
DeGrave get first game wins 

With football season 

,,^„ indoors to a warmer cu- 

mate to find players battling it out on 
the volleyball courts. This past 
Tuesday, the season got underway 
with three Women's A League 
Clarke, Christensen and 

^ season oH | 

AtSp.m. onCourtA,Clarkeb( 
Sheldoph two games to one a«, 
earned a match win. Court B fcnjj I 

1 overtaking Burks thri 
games to none and, on Court c 
DeGrave blanked out B Leggne I 
team Bolin by winning all thrft I 

Week 11 NFL Picks 

Team Sue wins first annual Southernbowl 

Green Bay vs. Minnesota 

Green Bay is 8-1 and not showing 
signs of slowing— as long as Brett 
Favre is healthy He threw for 350 
yards and t\vo TDs last Sunday 
while only playing into the third 
quarter. Minnesota has played hor- 
ribly lately, and QB Dante 
Culpepper's job might be in jeop- 
ardy if he cannot produce a healthi- 
er completion/interception ratio. 
Simply put. if Brett Favre plays, 
Packers win. 
Who's Hot: Brett Favre 
Who's Not: Dante Culpepper 
Pick Packers 

Tampa Bay vs. Carolina 

The Bugs need to be careful they 
aren't rusty this week as. ...Oh 
wait. ...It's just the Panthers. 
Carolina hasn't won a game in six 
weeks, and with the way Rodney 
Peete has been playing lately, a 
change in fortunes does not s 

their ninth loss. 

Who's Hot Browns' Receiver, 

Andre Davis 

Who's Not: The Bengals 

Pick: Cleveland 

Buffalo vs. Kansas City 
Ever since Drew Bledsoe came inU) 
town the Bills have been playing 
relatively well. They are sitting on 
■ top of the AFC East with a 5-1 
record and although that may nol 
seem impressive, it is in light of ixi 
season's record. The Chiefs losu 
close game when San Francisco 
held them to 256 total yards lasl 
Sunday If Kansas City hopes to 
come away with a win this week, 
they need to get tlieir offense 
together. Drew Bledsoe mil set lltf 
tone of the game, but Kansas City | 
won't make it easy for him. 
Who's Hot: Drew Bledsoe 
Who's Not: Priest Holmes 
Pick; Buffalo 

New Orleans vs. Atlanta 

Ethan Nkana 

On Sunday, Team Sue defeated 
Cali-Asia 42-36 in the first-ever 
Southern Bowl that went into A 
overtime periods. 

Team Sue and Cali-Asia were the 
only undefeated teams in the Men" 
A League and both 
pared for the grueling 

the Pantliers offensively and defen- 
sively next Sunday. 
Who's Hot: Bucs' Coach Jon 

Who's Not Rodney Peete 
Pick' Tampa Bay 

Cleveland vs. Cincinnati 

Pho o by Sonya Rtara ^^ Browns and Bengals could be 
described as bad and worse, 
off from TJ and then tlirew a touch- Nafle failed to complete a fourth respectively Combined they have 
down pass to Michael for the first down pass, which led to a Cali-Asia won five games this season and lost 
score of tlie game. touchdown on a pass from TJ to a whopping 13. But the Bengals 

But Sue proved to be no less Jamey Houghton. Two plays later, played well agamst the Ravens 
aggressive on offense than their Sue answered back from its own 15- vrith Kitna throwing for 272 yards 

and Corey Dillon rushing for 

Look for Tampa Bay to crush extremely well this season. Nevf 


Call Asia 42 36 

offense than their Sue 
opponents. QB Nafie connected yard line when Nafie completed 
Willi Mark Dietrich, who blazed by pass to Angel Ogando who ran to 
every defender for a TD on the sec- end zone to tie the game up 
weirp"^ ond play of the drive. The TD was With just over two minutes 
ua.^u .u. ».,. 8.U...UK contest '■^P^^^'' because of an offensive remaining in regulation, and Call- 
Sunday night. -I had a lot of appre- Ij"' '"" ^" ''"^ °f scrimmage, but Asia leading 1£H2. Team Sue ralUed 

^"'''- -* ■■""• "~~ ver with an amazing Nafie 20-yard run 

the that put Team Sue in position to 

100 yards. However, this promises 
to be a low-scoring game with 
Cleveland delivering the Bengals 

Orleans has only lost two games. 
and Atlanta is surprising teamsaj 
over the league. Michael VickN 
his team to a 17-point comeback D! 
the fourth quarter against the 
Steelers last week, but die ganie 
ended in a tie. The Saints ; '' 
ing critics everywhere, ranlong 
11^ in total offense this season 
in the top ten in 11 other offen^ 
categories. Any game with Mia 
Vick is going to be a stunner- 
especially between division nv* 
bke these. So this is definitely 

"Game of the Week". 
Who's Hot Michael Vick 
Who's Not New Orleans' Uaie 

Pick Atlanta 

Nafie connected with 
Angel Ogando for a TD latei 

As llie first half came to a close, 
^cu-^=.a ... ,..=. pv,»^==.uu t^^^ ^^5"^ ^^''' ™ ^^/"' P'''"*^- oue-handed catch that brought Sue 
of the game and brothers TJ and l!!?!i!ll!.™'!„*°,^_\^^^^j'^ _^^^'^ "^ ^'"f. ^^ g«^. and, 
Michael Knulson quickly set the 

hension because Cali-Asia 
undefeated, but I had a lot of confi- 
dence in my teammates," said team 
captain Jaron Sue. 

Cali-Asia had the first possession 

Fantasy Football Update: ^^ 

Tom Razer, Kenin Johnson, Darren Minder and Amanda Bolejackare- 

- the running for the SA Fantasy Football game. The winner 
Mark Dietrech made an amazing $100 gift certificate to Best Buy 

stage for what would be an amazing 
offensive spectacle. TJ connected 
with Michael on two consecutive 
passes, getting Cali-Asia within 10 
yards of the goal line. Two plays 
later, Scott Parker received a hand- 

of the second half and encoun- play. Nafie completed a pass in the 

tered a revamped Cali-Asia defense end zone just as lime ran out 

that forced an otherwise cool and At the end of the intense match 

cakii Nafie to scramble out of the up. Jaron Sue and his teammates 

pocket time and Ume again because xvalked away victorious after four 

us receiver^ were covered so tight- overtimes. "It felt great," said Jaron 

ly. CaL-Asia s superb defense result- after the hard-fought victory 

The Accent salutes all the 
participants in the intrainur^ 

1 turnover on downs after 

, November 14, 2002 

The Southern Accent 1 1 


Week of: November 15-22 


Calendar of Events 



Non-refiindable Commitment Deposit of $200 due for new Winter 2003 students 

7:45a SA Senate Donut Day (Promenade) 

5:35p Sunset 

8:00p Vespers ■ Children of the World Concert (Church) 

;i ;15p Younger Generation (Ackerman) 

Birthdays: Heather Awe, Michael Christo. Michael Valentin, 
Nathan Shields, Tom Allen. Mrs. Charlotte Athey. Dr. Doug 

- Gordon Bietz 
10:00a The Third - Gordon Bietz (lies) 

Something Else Sabbath School (Thatcher South) 
Another Sabbath School (Student Center) 
11:30a Church Services - Gordon Bietz 

2:30p Stratford House & Recency Living (Wright Hall steps) 

5:30p Evensong (Church) 

7:00p 3 on 3 VoUeyball (lies) 

Student Center open 
Birthdays: Amy Herman, Ashley Hale, Bryan j. Stahlheber, 
Jason Gibson, Manny Vela, Tim Cwodzinsld, Tony Ludwig 


10:00a Field Exam for Dec.Graduates for Biology, Business, 

English, Computer Science (Seminar Room) 
7:00p Relationships & God - Ashley Saint-Villiers (Daniels Hall) 

Psi Chi Induction (Ackerman) 
Birthdays: Carissa-loy Andrews, Corey Waters, Kenyon Moon, 
Krisfy Hinshaw, LaRae Coleman, Stephanie Kirschmann, Mrs. 
Loranne Grace, Dr. Maria Roybal-Hazen 


Diversity Week (Nov.18-22) 

3:30p Academic Affeirs 

7:00p Joint Worship (Tbatcher HalD 

Birthdays: Aaron Farley. Marcella Colburn, Raena Ewing, Scot 
Ausborn. Shelley Chamberlain, Tristan Rounsaville, Mr. Jim 


9:00a Field Exam for Dec.Graduates for Biology, Business, 

English, Computer Science (Seminar Room) 
11:45a Tornado Siren Test 

2:00p Field Exam for Dec.Graduates for Biology, Business, 

English. Computer Science (Seminar Room) 
7:00p Joint Worship - Campus Ministries (Thatcher) 

7:30p Andrea Klein. Piano (Ackerman) 

Birdidays: Aaron Winans, Evie Deal, Lee Edmister, Louise 
Joseph, Rajiv Gomer, Josef Ghosn 


SA Senate Meeting (White Oak Room) 

Joint Worship (Thatcher Hall) 

Native American Art Exhibit 
Birthdays: Adrienne Martin, Bryan Stitzer, Emily Brandt. 
Jeremy Wilson, Kevin Mattson, Norman Harebottle, Mrs. Susan 
Demaree, Mrs. Barbara James 

1 -^^^ Convocation - Les PoUard (Church) 

\ ^:30-5:00p University Assembly - Les Pollard (Lynn Wood) 

Birthdays: Amy Greene, Jennie Sherman, Lisa Unscott, Melita 

Perry. Mr. Len Raney 


"^ Vespers - Campus Ministries (Church) 

Birthdays: Elizabeth Blackerby, Julie Fuller, Katelyn Peterson 

ANNOUNCEMENTS special someone? Find 
God has to say about i 
General... prizes will be given. 

Regrettably, the Diversity Banquet 
Committee has cancelled the ban- 
quet for Thursday. Nvember 21. 
We vrill feature different cultures 
in the Dining Hall iwth artifacts. 
food and demonstrations daily, 
come and experience some inter- 
national flavor during Diverisity 


Concert: "Total Praise." an uplift- 
ing concert presented by the 
Southern Adventist University 
Gospel Choir, will be performed at 
Hamilton Community Church on 
Saturday, November 16 at 4:30 
p.m. Admission is free, and all are 
invited to attend. For more infor- 
mation, please call (423) 485-1011. 


Tournament; There will be a 3 on 
3 Volleyball Tournament this 
Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 
p.m. and a Co-ed Volleyball 
Tournament on Saturday, 
November 23 in lies PE. Center. 
Call Steve Adams at 2854 for more 

BIG THANK YOU: A heartfelt 
thank you to the young man and 
young lady who gave up their 
seats at AcroFest when you saw an 
older couple about to sit on the 
floor. Kindness and courtesy are 
not dead at Southern. We don't 
know your names, but you know 
who you are. God bless you! Rog 
& Jan Haveman 

Klein will be giving a piano con- 
cert on Tuesday. November 19 at 
7:30 p.m. in Ackerman 
Auditorium. Convocation credit 
will be given. 

EVENSONG: This Sabbath 
November 16, Evensong will be 
held in the Church at 5:30 p.m. 


You will have a chance to dig deep- 
er into the topic of dating on 
Sunday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. 
in Daniels Hall room 114. Speaker 
Ashley Saint-Villiers will present 
"Choosing God's Best" and other 
issues surrounding dating rela- 
tionships, Are your relationships 
fulfdling? Are you looking for that 


Week! November 18-23 is 
Diversity Week on campus in 
which the entire campus will focus 
on diversity issues, including a 
Native American Art Show, stu- 
dent discussion forums, and more! 

Clubs & Departments... 


Modern Language Department 
invites those interested in improv- 
ing their communication skills in 
Spanish, French or American Sign 
Language to join the 
various language tables in the din- 
ing room, Spanish tables are avail- 
able on Tuesday and Thursday, All 
those wishing to speak French 
should come on Thursday. 
American Sign Language should 
join the SODA table on 
Wednesday. All tables meet from 
1-2:00 to 1:00 p.m. Those partici- 
pating speak only the designated 
language of tlie table. 

will be a Psi Chi induction on 
Sunday. November 17 at 7:00 p.m. 
in Ackerman Auditorium. All are 


for biology, business. English and 
computer science: The major field 
exams start on Sunday, November 
17 at 10:00 a.m. Call the 
Counseling Center at 2782 to 
make an appointment for this 


Law School Admission Test 
(LSAT)-Dec. 9. application dead- 
line-Nov. 16. PRAXIS Exams- Jan. 
13, application deadline-Nov. 27. 

Student Association... 

CHECK OUT the SA website! 
Would you like to get to know your 
Student Association officers bet- 
ter? Visit thewebsite to find out 
interesting details about each indi- 
vidual and also to be informed of 
what SA is all about. 

SA DONUT DAY: Come and 
get your free donut on Friday. 
November 15 on the Promenade 

from 7:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. This is 

contest: The due date for all logo 
entries for the Southern Adventist 
University SA Community Service 
Day is Monday, November 18. For 
more info, contact Tara Ericson at 

thank you to all who participated 
in SA Spirit Week! It was a huge 
success, and much creativity 
emerged from our student body 
Great job! 

Prize list reminder 
for Operation 
Christmas Child 

Each student who donates a toy- 
filled shoebox will be entered into a 
random drawing, which will take 
place on Thursday, November 21 at 
12:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. 
Prizes will include: 

Gift certificates more tlian 20 local 
restaurants such as: ^plebees, 
The Cracker Barrel, O'Chariie's, 
Olive Garden, The Udder 
Creamery, Marble Slab Ice Cream 
Bath and Body Works gift package 
(2) One-hour portrait session and 
fi-ee 8X10 from Creative 
Photography by Garrett 
Two lbs. European Chocolate 

(2) VerySpecial Chocolate Truffles 
(12) Old Navy travel case 
(2) Coleman deluxe camping 

(5) Avon skin care package 

A variety of special interest books 

$25 Dicks Sporting Goods gift 

To be eligible for the drawing, 
toy-filled shoeboxes should be 
dropped off at the public relations 
office in Wright Hall by noon on 
Thursday, November 21. or at the 
dining hall by 12:30 p.m. A note 
should be taped to each box indi- 
cating which student is to get cred- 
it for the box (only students will be 

Needed immediatly: 

call the ScCENT at 2721 

Thursday, November 14 


Mary Nikityn 
Humor Editor 



Registration for dummies... and their advisees, too 

^ .... .._ i._-„i,..=^«nHaiF=whprpvoualsohavean8 get excused absences the dav liof„.„ :. 

It's that time of year again. 

No, not the monsoon season. WeU, maybe 
it is that, but I meant registration. Most of us 
registered last week and those of you who 
have yet to do so should probably just resign 
yourselves to taking Quantum Mechanics and 
Furniture Design and Construction, 
However. 1 for one have learned a lot about the 
registration process recently and I'd like to 
impart this wisdom to you before I attempt to 
repress it completely 
RegistratioD information 

This should arrive in your mailbox a week 
or so prior to registration, unless you live in 
'rhalcher South in which case you'll have to 
buy it on the black market (you know, that 
place you've been getting your toilet paper). 
Seeing your adviser 

Your adviser is a great source of helpful 
information. He or she will be happy to sit 
down with you and say things like, "Why don't 
you look through the schedule and let me 
know what classes you need to take," and "I 

.eally don't know, but you might ask 
other shjdents," provided you've made an 
appointment two months in advance. 
Obviously, I do not encourage this as a system 
of choosing classes. 
Choosing classes 

The class schedule is confusing and 
changes every 39 mmutes. Your rap sheet is 
approximately 20 percent erroneous. Don't 
even bother trying to pick the classes you 
want— they're full. Instead, here's a foolproof 
way to design an airtight, administration- 
approved schedule: 

1. Pick the building farthest from your room. 
Take a class there at 8 a.m. M W E 

2. Pick the building to which you least want 
to go. (You may choose the same building as 
1.) Take class there at 8 a.m.TT 

3. Find out which teacher lets his or her 
classes out the latest Make sure you have 
that teacher from 9:30 to 10:45 on TTiursday. 

4. Find out which teacher starts his or her 
classes the earliest. Make sure you have that 
teacher at noon on Thursday. 

5. Find out which teacher cancels class the 
most. Make SURE you ONLY have his or 

The simple 12-step plan for marriage 

Christine Whomore 

ilr, l.vW As part of an efficient and well- 
Ill. iiiii^i'il ■^iiiiuse-procuring procedure, it is 
n , (iniiiirf/di (1 by tlie administration and any- 
one else who matters Uiat each and every one 
of you lake Ihe following steps immediately. 

1. Admit thai you came to Southern and 
your parents are paying for it so you will find a 
good SDA spouse. 

2. Come to believe tliat Southern has a 
greater power towards romance than burning 

5. Admitloyourpastpoortasteinchi ii j, 
partners ;md the exact nature of tliese wrongs 

6. Be completely ready to give up your Lur 
rent relationship/defect of character if he or 
she doesn't attend Soiitltern. 

7. Humbly ask your friends and roommates 

8. Make a list of all persons you dissed 
dalL'd, broke up willi or could possibly dale and 
become willing lo date them all again 

9. Make direct offers to suth people whir 
ever possible, except when to do so would 
injure Uiem or otliers. 

10. Continue to take inventory of available 
Nursing/EducaUon^lieology majors of whom 
marriage is required for graduation, 

11. Seek tlirougli all possible avenues- 
walks on the biology trail, vespers 

dates, the two-dollar theater, the lobby of 
Thatcher — to nurture your newfound 

12. Remember that no one is perfect and 
therefore the important part is not whom you 
marry but that you are at least engaged by the 
time you graduate. 

/ don't think any of us would be surprised to 
find that junior psychology/education major 
Christine Wiietmore had a wedding dress hiding 
III her closet someuhere. 

Major in computer science and... anything! 

Rob York 

AltenUon students! Are you a liberal arts 
major who's good with speculadon but frus. 
trated with tryins to QBure out what die heclt 
truth is? Are you a computer science major 
good with blue screens and algorithms who 
wants the company of odier human beings' 
Doublemajor. and bring both sides togetheri 
The Humor Page will help you discover how 
you can make a contribudon to society with 

tliese exciUng combinadons! 

Here's what you'll learn,.. 

Computer Science + English . How many 
Is and Os,t takes to write a solid thesis stated 
Se ^^ "'""'>■ "' supporting evi- 

Coinputer Science . Business Administra- 
hon - How many I's and O's it takes lo spell 
fiscally sound." '^ 

eH.^7 ■'" ^t"" * ^'^""^ ■ »™ knowl- 

her classes on days where you also have a 
a.m. class from a teacher who never cancels 
class, gives a quiz every day and takes 20 or 
so points off of your grade for each absence. 
If you can swing this on a Friday, all the bet- 

6. Add about sbc more classes to these, pro- 
vided they are ones in which you have no 
interest and which probably won't fill any of 
your generals. Bonus pobits if you can stack 
them all together! 

Now I'll bet you thought that after you and 
your adviser finalized your class selection, you 
should be able to head on down to the Records 
office to put 'em m the system. Yeah, right 
First you will need to get that bttle green slip 
countersigned enough times to send troops to 
Iraq by assorted teachers and administrators 
who make Osama bin Laden look open and 
accessible. Here's a hint see how many 
Wellness Miles you can get for going to Brock 
six or seven times per signature. 
Standing in line 

The most efficient way to get your desired 
classes into registration would probably be to 

classes you need put directly ii 

3 the 


change them because some lazy gniduaJn! 
seniors didn t register on time. * 

Registering, part II 

The student entering my classes inio thp 
computer told me that my schedule was craa 
That's why I'm majoring in psycholopv" i 
said Of course, if I weren't in psycho^ 
wouldn t need this schedule, therefore I 
wouldn't need to be m ps ' 
vicious cycle. Don't major ii 
When all else fails... 

If you can't get the classes you need, why 
not just change your major? This is especially 
fun for juniors and "graduating" seniors- 
extend your time in Happy Valley^' indefitiile- 
ly! Write for the Humor Page forever! See 
below for some highly effective suggestions. 

Well, if they try to change Mary Nikityn's 
schedule, she may just have to become a junior 
psychology and computer science major Poor 
Dr. Urbina. 

Pendulums and butter pats: 

Dear Advice Dude, 

I am majorly depressed. The Cafe just 
raised their price on butter from five cents to 
six cents! Six cents is too much. I just can't 
afford that Uttie bit of heaven. What can I do 
to get my life back to the old bliss I once 


David Haluska, bummed 

Dear Bummed and Butterless, 
In, like, these majorly uncertain econom- 
ic times, we must submit to the gnarly ways 
of inflation. You must, like, understand how 
the Cafe must worry about the bottom line 
at die expense of tiie shident. Also, dude. 
look into budgeting your money for thmgs 
that are really important. Alternately, you 
could, like, sport tiie car bumming action 
and go to Bi-Lo and get a hibular amount of 
butter and just carry it around wiOi you 
everywhere. As for myself, my right pocket 
IS, like, always occupied by a bottle of mub 
tard cause the Caf^ just doesn't fulfill my 
condiment needs. 

Dear Advice Dude. 

I don't understanding the purpose of that 
pendulum in Hickman. It doesn't teU time, 
you aren't supposed to touch it and it doesn't 
even smash anything... well, usually. I would 
like to know why Hickman needs it and can 
we have one in Brock. loo? But. ya know we 
want one that goes smashy-smashy. 


Dear Confused, 

Dude, 1 completely sympathize with your 
bodacious cause. We need The Pendulum to 
show off to alumni so they can give us more 
money. It also serves as uispiration to our 
idle minds and for, hke, daydreaming. My 
unfulfilled fantasy is to swing on top of it in a 
pirate get-up, complete with eye patch and 
shoulder parrot as I swing my sword vigor- 
ously, screaming. "Yaaaarrrrrrr!!!!!" Then 1 
could, like, answer all questions witii, "Aye, 
matey!" As to if you can have one in Brock, 
you need to, like, start a fundraiser. Send a!! 
proceeds to the Advice Dude. 

Send alt your questions for Advice Dude io - unless you're a female 
art major In that case, he'll be happy lo 
answer them personally over Vespers. 

Computer Science + Advertising = How 
many I's and O's it takes to make every 
woman in America feel fat 

Computer Science + Accounting = How to 
make I's and O's disappear from the compa- 
ny s records 

Computer Science + Public Relations . 
How many I's and O's it takes to convince the 
pubhc that your boss is really a nice guy 

Computer Science + Education= How to 
avoid breaking down and str^ngUng some kid 
who doesn t want to learn about I's and O's 

Computer Science + Prelaw Ho«^^^ 
convmce twelve people who didnt dou 
major in computing tiiat a 1 is really a 0- 

The Humor Page (and probably 5/"^^^"^ 
Finance as well) encourages you to add a ' 
major to your registration today! 

Rob York, senior communications t^l^'' 
passed Ingtro to Computing. 

Take a hike! 

Great places to hike 


^^^ Missions updates 

SOUTHERN ^"^^"^ ^^°"^ Student Missionaries Page 7 


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COLLEGEDALE, TENNESSEE -- -^-■— ' A X.X "l X. M.\^K^X^Ly ±. 



November 21, 2002 

Volume 58, Issue 1 1 ranks and rankles 
Southern students 

; One student's extra-curricular activity has 

^ddenly turned into one Southern's most 

Iked-about and controversial topics. 

I is a web site that connects 

\ the online Joker directory and pulls up a 

am student's Joker picture. Students are 

allowed to judge whether a student is 

' or "not," based on a scale of one to 10. 

five male and five female students with 

e highest ratings are listed on the page as 

"hottest.sau. chics" and 


IAIso included are the listings of the 100 
ghest rankings for both male and female 
lents, a site that allows a student to check 
ir ranking without being able to change it. 
a frequently asked questions link with 
ivers given by the site's creator. Names 
^d pictures of students arise at a totally ran- 
1 order, meaning that students cannot go 
he site and vote for whomever they 
Dse. As of press time, the site's counter 
Tied over 260 thousand votes had been 
I Tiie student who created the site, speak- 
er condition of anonymity, has 
E:eived some feedback from other students 

since the site went online, he said. Reaction 
to the site has been "mixed." 

"A lot of people like the site." he said. 
"About the same number react negatively" 

The student insists that the web site was 
created for fun, but decUned to give his name 
because of a possible negative feedback. "It 
would bring hell down on me," he said. 

When the site was first put online, it suf- 
fered fi-om glitches that gave inconsistent 
rankings, but the creator said that those 
problems have been fixed. He said that the 
student rankings are purely a collection of 
how other students have voted and that he 
has no influence on the rankings. The stu- 
dent has discussed the site with Henry 
Hicks, director of information systems at 
Southern, and believes that the site does 
nothing illegal. 

When asked what he hopes students get 
out of the site, the site's creator said, "I don't 
really care. I really didn't do this for anyone 

When asked how he would respond to stu- 
dents who might complain that they did not 
give him their permission to use their pic- 
tures, the site's creator ha 

See JokerVote, Page 10 

Can your dog do this? 

Dufiy chc piano-piaying poocli showed up for 
Articit Writing last Thursday, His owntr. Pal 
dog training. She spoke to the class about wri 
can play the piano, "pt.ay ". push a grocery Cat 

zinc and Feature 
uthor .and e.tpett oi 
. an expert, Duffy 

Spalding students adjusting to life after principal's death 


untimely death of principal David 
■n September 14 forced Spalding 
mentary School to replace a beloved and 
:essful leader, and left school officials 
shidents alike to deal with the emolion- 
[esidueof his passing. 
' t in speaking to the school administra- 
t seems as though it is Mathi's memo- 
well as the foundation of the work he 
principal, that keeps the school going, 
le vice principal before 
died, and was elected by the school 
to fill in as interim vice principal after 
leath, "I think we've adjusted well." 
-^^of Spalding's reaction to the 
^ay- The school will never forget Mr. 
'n terms of spirituality and learning. 
;3ve a lot of good memories." 
"nee Mathi died, Jones has worked on 
lS"Pery,sion of curriculum, staff instruc- 
staff finances, consulting with the 

pgrid J 01 

school's literacy development and worked 
with interim vice principal Ray Minner and 
Pastor Don MacLafferty, director of the kids 
and discipleship center, of the Collegedale 
Church in staff development. She is unsure 
if remaining principal in the future is the 
right direction for Spalding. 

"That's something that's still up in the 
air." she said. This is not about a job to 
make a living, it's a ministry I want Spalding 
to have the very best leader it can have." 

"I would be very pleased to carry on," 
she said. 

For a group of K-8*" grade children unfa- 
miliar with death. Jones said that the school 
children have coped "very well." 

"We've given them plenty of time to 
reflect on his death," she said. "I'm sure sad- 
ness was there, but it gave us a chance to 
remember what we loved about Mr. Mathi." 

Spalding's faculty have responded to 
Mathi's death rallied around the motto of 
"Kids First." Jones said. "What is in the best 
interest of the kids?" 

The faculty have responded very well," 
she said. There are very many of us who 
are very saddened by his death." Jones' 
voice begins to betray emotion as she 
recalls her connection with the former prin- 
cipal. "It's been tough for me, we talked all 
the time and I really miss him a lot. I feet 
like I learned so much fi-om him." 

In early October, Ray Minner was chosen 
to join Spalding's staff as interim vice princi- 
pal. Minner had taught for two years prior at 
Collegedale Academy on a contract basis 
before financial difficulties forced CA not to 
renew his position for this school year. 

Minner has handled "an incredible vari- 
ety" of tasks since starting as vice-principal, 
such as communication with faculty and par- 
ents, discipline and physical education. "I 
just love it because of the variety," he said. 

Though his position is only a temporary 
one, Minner hopes that his position will be 
renewed next year. "I intend to apply," he 
said. "I've seen nothing in the first month to 
make me not want to keep my job." 

Mathi left a large role to fill. Minner said. 
"(Mathi's death] was a shock because as far 
as anyone knew he was perfectly healthy 
Mr. Mathi was very good with kids on a per- 
sonal level, He knew every kid's name. I 
made a commitment to know every kid's 
name by Christmas time." 

Another job that Minner and the school 
administration have started just recently is 
random-drug testing for 6t", 7^" and 8^" 
graders. The drug testing would have begim 
already, but "we're behind the curve 
because of Mathi's death," Minner said. 

The choice to begin random drug testing 
was made last year, after the death of the 
son of a faculty member at Southern, Jones 
said. "It made us aware that we could no 
longer hide our heads in the sand. If not. we 
were leaving the door open for other kids to 
be in danger." 

"We want to offer help and support to the 
kids," Jones said, "^e want to encourage 
them to make the right choices." 










Find out what 

The great and glorious mas- 
terpiece of man is to laiow 
how to live to purpose. 

Michael de Montaigne 

Thursday, November 21 


The Sovithern Accent 

Police chief Rawson retires 

gained in cides tliat were around CoBcm , 
smaller, WiU said. "I Ihink I bring a lot ™- 

"P, ahiv,, 

some city comiiiis,i,,_ I 
have called for the police force to be downsizi^, and 
is familiar with the issue, he said. There are 
things 1 need to look at before I can (talk about ill 

Gospel choir performs at area 
churches during weekend 

The series incorporates filling a cul- 

SuzANNE Trude (jjj^ yoid in the community by hold- 

^'■'''"':'^ '■"""!!! . ing concerts and workshops. These 

Tlic Southern Gospel Choir and gj^gjng p-oups will be visiting both 

Gospel Singers have been very busy ^^^^^ ^^ p^vate schools and sev- 

recently. eral churches as a way of accom- 

The Gospel Singers performed pUgijing their mission. They try to 

last Thursday night at The ^^.f^^ (,„ campus as well as in the 

ence-and enthusiasm for the job. 1' 

-- , hifTwpmber Bill Rawson intends to retire pygjtjve and focused, " 

..^^^^^Z^as: ^-- 


Bert L,ouuuK<i, I J vra was chosen after 

three finalists in CoUegedale s search for a repmcem ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^ . ^^-^^ 

Will was chosen because o his M >"^^ "1 -I thinl< ifs probably time for a new face." 

enforcement and because he will bring a ne p v ^^^ ^^^ Coolidge has named Rawson's succes 

dve to CoUegedale, Coolidge said. ;We v«mt to put^M ^^^^ ^^^.^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^^ ^.^.. 

ter on lop of good, Coobdge saia. ""?" „ j port manager and head of codes and inspection. Tlis 

someone who has a different view ot eaucanou ajiu ,,.._. ...:„ ,;,,j„ t. (;„.j t„ „,t„ _.,.. , ■« 
management. If somebody started 
spent 30 years drere they have a differen 

Rawson has been CoUegedale's public safety dirw 
for 30 of the 34 years that CoUegedale ■ 

: place and 

someone wn^hB^'^orkedVfive different locati^^^^^^^^^^ 
Will, who currently teaches cnmmal J"fce at United 
Tribes Technical College in Bismark, NorA D^ota, 
applied for the police chief position be<^use he 's fanul- 
iar with CoUegedale and "Uked the area," he said, "men 
I saw that the job was open I thought that 1 d better apply 

positions wiU likely be fiUed by other cily employa,! 
who have worked in these areas, Rawson s " ' 

Rawson himself is unsure of what he will do afitj I 
retirement "I may go into sales," he said. "1 plan ^ 
completely out of government work." 

"It's been rewarding to work for the dty," Rawsa | 

TTie City of CoUegedale vrill honor Rawson from' 
p.m. on Monday, December 2, directly foUowing thee 
commission meeting. 

-Die poUce chief experience that WiU brings to the 

New ID cards delayed till 2003! 


the Bessie Smith 
Auditorium. This concert was part 
of a fundraiser for the museum and 
e uivited to participate. 


Buddy said the group is planning 
a tour of Florida and the Bahamas 
tliis spring break. It wiU be a combi- 
trip and choir t 

overwhelming complica- 

„„„„ .^ _., „„..^ the Datatel system have 

Tlie Gospel Choir and Gospel ^^^ ^^^j^.^ ^q^,^ gj^p gt schools caused Information Systems to 

Singers performed Saturday at the ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^ participate m delay the new ID card project 

Hamilton Community Seventh-day ^.p^niunity projects. The ID cards, which wiU be 

"' '^ '""' " "Our main need is that of finan- called "Access Southern" cards, are 

cial help from Southern. These now scheduled to arrive and be 

musical groups perform more than used for the fall semester of 2003. 

the main Southern Choir and there- The size of the card will be the same 

fore give more free publicity to as now but the design, scheduled to 

Southern," said Buddy be released next semester, wiU be 
To join either of these musical 

Adventist Church. They sang for the 
church service and then held a con- 
cert at 4:30 p.m. Director Lee Buddy 
felt confident in their performances. 
"Overall our message was well 
appreciated at the churches," said 

On Sunday the Gospel Choir and groups, contact Lee Buddy Jr. . 
Gospel Singers sang at the Olivet .^^ ^^ ^gg^ ^^ ^^^^ j^ ^^ l^^ud- 

Baptist Church. This was part of the (,y@southern,edu. 
African-American Concert sencs. 

ture the chip that is on the front of 
each student's ID card. 

The "Access Southern" cards 
wUI include the same functions as 
students have now, such as meals 
and door access inside the dormito- 
ries, but wUl also include laundry 
payment features, act as time cards 
and much more. 

"I am truly glad that information 
systems and everyone who is coop- 
erating with this project are trying 
to meet the needs and wants of the 
students." said Loida Feliz, sopho- 
more social work major. 

With the new ID system o 
new numbers for the students. % I 
old system have people's numbeni 
based on their stahis. Thereforei| 
someone was a student, alumni, a 
an employee, [he or she] migll 
have three ID numbers. In orderl)| 
consoUdate. we decided to chanjtl 
everyone's number," said Hewjl 
Hicks, executive director of infe('| 
mation systems. 

For more information c 
new "Access Southern" cards i£^| 
the Datatel system, go to \ 

The Southern Accent 

77, Jt-u >»/<■. <.fS„u>h^m A,<>iiy 

Rachel Bostic, editor 


Rob York, managing editor 

Jared Wright 

Heidi Tompkins 

Denzil Rowe 

MeUssa Turner 

Jeremiah Axt 

Cheryl Fuller 

Adam Kotanko 

Jonathan Liem 

Music RmiHTTLH 

Sonya Reaves 

Mary Nikityn 

Suzanne Trude 

Nate Briner 

Meet Kathy Gilbert, adjunct professor 

Andrea Ritland 


Thomas Wentworlh 

New adjunct teacher Dr Kathy 
Gilbert ib another new face m the 
School of Journalism & 

Gilbert teaches Magazine and 
Feature Article Wnting this semes 
ter m Brock HaU She wai encour 
aged by her friend and Chattanooga 
Times colleague Laune 

Chamberlain, a Southern alumnus, 
to send a letter and resume to 
Volker Henning, dean of the school 
of journalism & communication. A 
few months later, Henning asked 
her to teach at Southern. 

GUbert has a Ph.D. from the 
University of Texas at Austin. She 

iignments. She also 
al interest featiires, e , 

advances for the Weekend sec^ 



3 teaMI 

I the Metro section. 
Gilbert is not new t 
having taught photography, i 
communications and £" 
design classes at UTAustin^t'' 
said teaching gives her a chM 
meet interesting people and 21 
her improve her own ^vntmg -t!^| 
'Writing is something you do^ 
something you are. hs a^^^^ 
learning process. 

Kathy Gilbert 


began working at the Chattanooga rides, and don't ^^'^^^^.-..^f, m 
Times Free Press in May 1999, first the Big Kahuna." said ^'"^^^^^l 

a community affairs reporter, and 
s the lifestyle reporter vnth fit- 
. and gardening as her beat 

Gilbert wiU 

ijilDeri WUl — omeS*! 
Advanced Reporting next sem I 

Chorale to perform for Festival of Thanksj 

form for both first and second s 

Andrew Bermudez 

This weekend's chorale services 
at CoUegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church wiU be provided 
by Southern's Chorale as part of the 
weekend's Festival of Thanks. The 
service will be a spiecial one with 
more music than normal. The 
CoUegedale Church's children's 
choir wUl also sing a song by them- 
selves. The Southern Chorale wiU 
do seven numbers. They wiU per- 



thing for everyone, 

said. HebeUeves the con«^,^ 

usic wiU be festive in the "a great way to eno uic 

exti-eme." said Chorale director The night wiU also >nc^^ ^^ 

Bruce Rasmussen. fi-om baritone David t ^^\ 

Also this weekend, the PhilUp Evelyn H. ^OP'^^ ho***! 

Evensong program will feature I Posey and tenors U 

Canton. The select choir wiU pres- and Justin Wahlne. „ the f**! 

Some highlights from_^> 

"Songs of the Spirit", 
evening of chorale music wiU con- 
sist of eight songs, be conducted by 
Rasmussen and include solo per- 

"Hopefully there wiU be some- 

■i RachifSJi 


gram include Sergei 
"Priidite Poklonimsia . 
Flemming's "Give^Me - 

I=.,r, RortTPr S ^'^ 


November 21, 2002 

The Southern Accent 3 

Sex in OUR city: when 'secular' problems cross over 


i found a condom wrapper on the floor. 1 
^ IS cleaning the men's bathroom when 1 saw 

|J'"\ai(i .lamie Heim, service department 
nipioyee. Sex in happy valley? The Accent 

1 s been recently speckled with this topic. 

oi.mi' >^ay we talk too much about it, or not 

Mens Health magazine printed an article 
aboiil this very topic, stating. The majority of 
tiudrnl^ in college today know how babies are 
mad'', lii^^^ t'* protect themselves from the 
(kinizcr'^ of sex and, of course, how to rein in 
tlieir drsires. By the time teenagers enter col- 
l^j,,. iiH'se days, they're surprisingly sophisti- 
cau'l iibout some aspects of sex and disap- 
p(.inliiiv;ly naive about others. They've grown 
UP .Lirrounded by sexual images in the media 
niLXi: d with constant warnings that sex is inap- 
proiinatf. inunoral and quite possibly deadly. 
1^ ,1 anv wonder that many college men and 
unnic-n, suddenly free of parental chaperon- 
ing, fiirgt't what they know about sexuality 
uiili tlif rush of freedom?" 

\\"hat we believe to save until marriage, 
srRU'U uses as a good-night kiss. Where does 
social rule and biblical doctrine meet at 
Siiiiihcrn? Does Southern deal with the topic 
or leave it behind closed car doors? 

1 the topic 

\{ firs! glance, it is easy to think that this 
i>tJiiiUon does not want to admit that students 
,iri ihiiik about sex, let alone need informa- 

Must students are in the 18-28 demograph- 
. :i ffToup known for avid sexual activity. 
I '(IV: students feel that Southern would rather 
iLk 10 old ideals then realize the signs of tlie 
nn'< "I think it is an issue that often faculty 
mi't want to face, so they pretend it doesn't 
>:isl." said Cayanna Brown, senior music edu- 

cation major. "We don't want to believe i 
effecting our youth." 

Sex is a difficult subject to tackle in an Shultz, director 
appropriate matter. Chnstianity holds to absti- ' activities 
nence as the the only form of safe sex. Is this 
enough for Christian students? Do Southern 
shidents, though Adventist, still struggle with 
sexual temptation? "^Ve're moral, we're 
Christian - that doesn't mean we don't have the 
same sex drive and male/female builds as any- 
one else," said Sarah Matthews, senior 
English major. "Southern students are the rity."" said Matthews 
same as students anywhere, we aren't immune 
to STD's or high sex drives." added Matt 
Bosley, senior character 

hear about the meeting, or don't want to go or 

listen... Then what can you do?" said Kari 

the office of student life & 

Where does the school's responsibility 
to educate end and student maturily 

"We're adults - not high schoolers. Too 
many 'in your face' talks don't encourage matu- 

Southern does not dispute that so 
Bx education is relevant to students. 

Many feel that Soutiiern pro\nde! 
sexual education as would be tastefully in con- 
junction with church beliefs and instihitional 
standards and there comes a time when the clear whether 
student needs to take responsibility for their while living 

There are different venues used to present 

this information. Several classes, like human 

sexuality and health for life, deal with the top- their sexual activity. 

ics of sex, STD's and conti^ceptives. The 

most I ever heard [about sex] was in health for 

life. From academy through college, I never 

learned that until that class, ! wanted to know, 

and needed to know, but 1 never had been 

exposed enough before then to know what 

questions to ask," said Loree Rodman, junior 

religion major 

Classrooms are an excellent place to dis- 
cuss the issues that go along with sex, though 
it is possible most students will not take some 
of these classes. One possible solution would 
be to present this information to everyone by 
offering class presentations to the student 
body The presentation could be advertised to 
students and the speaker could 

actions and sexuality and not depend 
school rules to deSne their will power. 
Regardless, college shidents need to make 
informed decisions and take responsibility for 

sexually active, and have gotten pregnant and 
then got married while still \n school here. It 
has affected them to have a family and schooL 
They were not ready to make this step into par- 
enthood. Contraceptives would have saved 
several of my fiiends from a life that they 
weren't ready for yet," said Matthews. 

It's no secret that an unplanned pregnancy 
wiU delay educational plans. Southern claims 
not to discriminate against single parents. 
Southern's dorms and campus are not 
equipped to deal with mothers in the third 
trimester. The woman must withdraw from 
school and move from on-campus housing and 
apply after her child is born. It is not 
who impregnate a woman 

Efforts to present information 

The "closed doors" of tiie SDA subculture 
are surprisingly open. Tliere is more informa- 
tion offered Uien one would think. There is 
also a conscious effort in trying to present 
more information. "Midge Dunzwieler |of 
counseling and testingl has made several 
arrangements for speakers to come and dis- 
cuss sex for many worships this year. We fell 

though we didn't say enough about 

required to move out of campus housing c 
withdraw from school As of press time the 
mens' deans did not return messages left 
about the issue. 

What's the bottom line? 

There is no person that will go through 
young adulthood without being sexually 
tempted. Hormones have no discrimination of 
religion, gender or alma mater," said 

Sex should not be a dirty word, a hidden 
topic or an act to be taken lightly. Sexually 
transmitted diseases are not a myth and 
abstaining from promiscuity is the obvious 
way to slay 100 percent protected from preg- 

the past." said Shultz. The concenti^tion for nancy and STD's, 

out-of-class information is for dormitory resi- Abstinence does seem to still be the norm 

dents. Most dorm residents are underclass- among Southern students. However, a fact of 

and have come from high schools that did our society is that sex is not always post-n 

auditorium that would accommodate the class not necessarily prepare students for the free- tal. Those who need more information about 

and all others that chose to attend. 

Dorm worships, especially this 
have also dealt with sex and relationships. The 
question some students are asking is "to what 
depth is Southern presenting the topic of sex?" 

"How much information is enough? You 
can provide information - but people don't 

Thatcher sponsors self- 
defense course 

2000. down from the 1999 figure of ( 

A rigorous hvo-week training program 

xiuipped ten Southern Adventist University 

pmale students to defend themselves should 

cy ever be attaclied. This course follows in 

e wake of an attack on a female Southern 


Instructor Gail Francis and her husband, 
Jen^ a Chattanooga police officer, trained pro- 
"I participants in body stance, women's 
s according to Tennessee law, and risk 
bareness and reduction. 
"A lot of people assume a place is safe," 
friv I ^ ^^^' ^ sophomore nursing major 
flTO learned to] always be prepared." 
I rhe program. Rape Aggression Defense 
pystems, or RAD., was developed 13 years 
«o by police officer Larry Nadeau RAD is, 
,. ^ 'nternationally recognized program 
™' °°»sts 5,000 instructors and over 250 000 
™ned women, says the R-A.D website 
-... .* "-^-D. website gives this program 
|r™=""- The RAD. system is a compre- 
lawa "™™-<'"'y ™urse that beings with 
■ri* "^'f' "retention, risk reduchon and 
K,.4™;'!="«. "Me progressing on to the 
"' "iUidsKin defense traimng " 

"Ninety-percent of defense i 
said Amanda Honish, a junior psychology 

Kimberly Siebel, a freshman psychology 
major, said that women are learning that "we 
don't have to take [the abuse]." 

The class wrapped up last week with a 
simulated situation where the participants 
padded up in protective gear and then fought 
off a perpetrator. There wasn't much time to 
think, (but) 1 think I did OK," Siebel said. 

Plans are in the works for anodier class to 
be taught m March, 

-.™.„„^,, ueiense irau 

'■ total of over 260.000 rape victmis 

dom of college life. "We need to Uiink about contraceptives, birth conti-ol and pregnancy 

how we are preparing our college kids for die tests can contact Healtli Services at 2713. 

real world. It's a balancing act," said Shultz. There is also local, affordable and discreet 

help available at the Ooltewah Health Center, 

Pregnancy at Southern 23&4269. 

There are several people I know diat are 

Senate making positive changes 

-j z Wentworth, Senate SAC chairman. 

Michelle Shufelt Developing and promoting social events 

is only one facet of Senate s job on campus. 
Every otlier week, Senate meets lo discuss 
issues and concerns of the student body. 
Among the largest issues currently being 
addressed are parking, various concerns 
with the cafeteria and the inability of stu- 
dents to use their ID cards at tlie Village 
Market. Senator Alilia Martin is working on 
a plan that would allow students to purchase 
food at the VM, using money previously 
stored on their ID cards. 

"Many of the senators have heard your 
complaints and are working hard towards 
developing solutions that will benefit every- 
one," said Vera Cruz. "SA Senate is here to 
serve the students however we can." 

The Senators encourage all students to sit 
in on one of their meetings, which take place 
on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Tliose inter- 
ested can call the SA office at 2721 to make 

This year's SA Senate is immersed in 
making changes at Southern Adventist 
University. One of the projects they are 
working on is writing a grant to Sony^to 
donate 45 forty-two-inch plasma screens Uiat 
will be put in every building on campus. 
This will implement the proposal that SA 
Executive Vice President Anthony Vera Cruz 
wrote last year for Southern Cenfral Time, 

In addition to the plasma screens. Senate 
has planned SA Spirit week, a double credit 
joint worship and two doughnut days, as well 
as helping at various SA events. 

Senate is continuing along this path of 
involvement by planning next semester's 
Mid-Winter Party. While notiiing has been 
set in stone at this point, extensive brain- 
storming has taken place, and the event is 
rapidly coming together The Socia 
Activity Committee has put in tons of hard 
work, and I'm sure that Senate is going to 
party," said Thomas 

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Heroes of the great health care crisis 

■*■ -^ ^■^ "-^ ... _:... „„„..„.= fn as.sist the patient upon 

Mr J. arrived at the hospital in an ambu- 
lance. Someone had called 9-1-1 after they 
found him passed out in his apartment 
Beside him they found unsmoked marijuana 
The doctor concluded Mr. J had collapsed 
due to an overdose of prescription medica. 
lion. The hospital's medical social worker 
did an assessment and monitored Mr J. 
closely due to his high-risk needs. 

Mr. J, was in his mid-forties. He had some 
paralysis and cognitive impairment due to a 
stroke two years earlier His long-time girl- 
friend had died the year before. He was 
receiving chemotherapy for non-terminal 
cancer He was unemployed and had no med- 
ical insurance. He had a history of substance 
abuse. The only family he had was his moth- 
er who was supportive, but could not care for 
him in her home due to his history of theft 
and substance abuse. After a few weeks in 
the hospital, he no longer had an apartment. 

The medical social worker tried every 
possible solution to ensure that Mr ]. would 
have a successful discharge from the hospi- 
tal. He did not qualify for many social servic- 
es, such as disability or Medicare. He was 
too young for a nursing home. A half.way 
house was hesilant to accept him due to his 

physical condition and mabUity o pay His 
final option seemed to be a homeless shelter 
but even that was questionable due to his 
need for physical rehabilitaUon. . 

All the usual resources were unobtam- 
able His discharge date was fast approach- 
ing and the pressure was on to find a solu- 

Medical social workers play an essential 
role in a variety of healthcare settings such as 
home health agencies, hospice, long-term 
care, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, outpa- 
tient medical clinics and psychiatric hospi- 
tals. The social worker's roles in these sel- 
lings are extensive Some of their duties 
include counseling, psychosocial assess- 
ments, discharge plarming. crisis interven- 
tion, behavioral intervention, advocacy and 

It is the main goal of medical social work- 
ers to assist patients and their families as 
they cope with iUness and handle problems 
that may sUnd in the way of recovery or 
rehabililation. Illness can cause many Ufe 
changes for an individual. For this reason, 
medical social workers provide assistance to 
reduce anxieties and assist m adjustments 
with life changes. Social workers work with 
patients and their families to anticipate and 
plan for health care and resource needs, 
address financial concerns and identify com. 

munity resources to assist the paUent upon 
Si-ge. Medical social workers work wift 
V ictas of violence, including chJdren who 
are abused or neglected, rape vicBms, vic- 
tims of domestic violence and elders who are 
abused or neglected. Social workers may 
intervene on behalf of patients particularly 
when they may be physically or mentally 
incapable of representing their own mterests. 
They also provide referrals to other agencies 
to meet a variety of needs, such as nursing 
home placement, medical equipment, hos- 
pice referrals or in-home services. 

At times, medical social workers must 
advocate for their patients in unusual ways. 
For example, to meet tiie unique needs of Mr. 
] flie social worker called an assisted livmg 
facility and persuaded them to provide a dis- 
count for Mr J. The social worker then 
appealed to her deparOnent's director, who 
agreed to use the hospital's social services 
fund to pay for one montii of care for Mr. J. 
This unprecedented resource enabled the 
patient to receive needed care while he 
worked toward being self-sufficient Even in 
the midst of a national health care crisis, 
medical social workers help make miracles 
happen in health care faciUties every day. 

Visit or 

National Diabetes Awareness Month brings opportunity for prevention 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. 
Diabetes affects over 16 million Americans 
and most of them do not even know they've 
acquired diabetes. Every year 800.000 cases 
are being diagnosed, and it affects over six 
percent of the population now. Diabetics 
tend to be overweight, fail to get the right 
amount of exercise and do not abide by the 
dietary guidelines for fat, fruit and vegetable 
consumption. Public health officials are nam- 
ing it an "epidemic" that requires urgent 

There are two main types of diabetes: 
insulin dependent diabetes (Type 1) and non- 
insulin dependent diabetes (Type 11). Type I 
diabetes is an autoimmune disease which 
destroys the cells in the pancreas that pro- 
duce insulin therefore deteriorating the 
immune system. Insulin is important 
because it without it, the body can't use 
sugar and fat broken down from food. This 

Characteristics of type 1 diabetes 

Most common in children 

Quick onset wth thirst, frequent urina- 
tion, weight loss developing and worsening 
over days to weeks 

Usually no known family history 

No major risk factors; risk is increased if 
there is a strong family history 

Insulin shots required to control diabetes 

Blood glucose levels are sensitive to 
small changes in diet, exercise, and insulin 

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type 
of diabetes, accounting for 90 to 95 percent 
of all diabetes. It usually develops after the 
age of 40. However, in the late 1990's, its inci- 
dence increased among young people. 
Experts are trying to determine why that is 
happening. They think it may be related to 
the increased incidence of obesity and 
sedentary lifestyles among young people in 

the US. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive dis- 
ease that can cause significant, severe com- 
plications such as heart disease, kidney dis- 
ease, blindness and loss of limbs through 
amputation. Treatment differs at various 
stages of the condition. In its early stages, 
many people with type 2 diabetes can control 
their blood glucose levels by losing weight, 
eating properly and exercising. Many may 
subsequently need oral medication, and 
some people with type 2 diabetes may even- 
tually need insulin shots to control their dia- 
betes and avoid the disease's serious compli- 

Even though there is no cure for dia- 
betes, proper treatment and glucose control 
enable people with type 2 diabetes to live 
normal, productive lives. 

Diet and exercise can prevent or delay 
diabetes and they can play an imperative role 
in your life. With any disease, preventing is 
always better than curing because unfortu- 
nately there is no cure for some diseases. 

Photographic Society of Chattanooga presents 
workshops and meetings for photography buffs 

The Photographic Society of Chattanooga 
was founded in 1952 for "those who wanted 
to associate for the mutual enjoyment of pho- 
tography." The society is open to families, 
singles and students alike. Tliere is not an 
emphasis on professional photographers, but 
rather the group gets together to learn more 
about photography, develop tlieir skills, and 
just have fun socializing. 

The society meets monthly on tiie third 
Tuesday of each month. The social starts at 
6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. 
Meetings consist of various presentations 

and guest speakers promoting the art of pho- 
tography, Earber this month, a special work- 
shop on using Adobe Photoshop was hosted 
by tlie society. A Kodak Presentation was 
given for November's meeting. OUier socie- 
ty activities include photography exhibits, a 
photo flea market and banquets, as well as 
yearly seminars presented by well-known 

Visitors are welcome at tiie monthly meet- 
ings. Those wanting to join the Photographic 
Society of Chattanooga can fill out an applica- 
tion on the society's website located at Membership 
fees run at $17.50 a year for students, $22.50 
a year for smgles, and $25 a year for families. 

roots give us more 
to be thankful for 


TTie montiUy meetings are typically held 
at the East Ridge Community Center, unless 
otherwise posted on the website. To get to 
the East Ridge Community Center take 1-75 
to 1-24. Take tiie Moore Rd. exit then hirn 
right onto South Moore Rd. Follow Soutii 
Moore Rd. to Ringgold Road. Turn right 
onto Rmggold Road and move into the left 
lane. Turn left onto Tombras Ave. at traffic 
light #8. tiien turn into tiie first driveway on 
the right. 

Upcoming Events: December 17, 2002 - 
Banquet and Photo Competition; January 21, 
2003 - Aerial Photography presented by Ron 
Lowry; February 18. 2003 - Journalistic 
Photography, speaker to be announced. 

Tlie first Thanksgivjii^~li7~;^^~ij^ 
come to know it, was celebrated sometiine 
between September and November in 
1621. A feast of mostiy meat was shared 
between tiie Pilgrims and tiie Wampanoag 
Indians. On another occasion in 1777 all 
13 colonies celebrated a day of tiiank^i^ 
ing commemorating their victory over the 
British in the battie at Saratoga. However 
each of these thanksgiving days were only 
celebrated on one occasion. 

It was in 1789 tiiat George Washington 
proclaimed the last Thursday of the month 
of November as a national holiday 
Thanksgiving. But at the time tiiere ? 
so much dissension between tiie colonies 
that the holiday really did not take root 
Thomas Jefferson even condemned Ihe 
holiday during his terra as president 

In the 19*^ century Sarah Josepha Hale 
took it upon herself to campaign for the 
cause of a national Thanksgiving holiday. 
Hale was the editor of Godey's Ladies 
Book and is probably better known for her 
authorship of the nursery rhyme '^lary 
Had a Dttie Lamb." hi 1835. Hale wrote 
There is a deep moral influence in these 
periodic seasons of rejoicing, in which 
whole communities participate. They 
bring out, and togetiier, as it were, the best 
sympathies in our natures." 

For 40 years Sarah Josepha Hale peti- 
tioned state and territorial governors as 
well as Ave presidents to mate 
Thanksgiving a national holiday. In 
Hale visited Abraham lincoln pteadin, 
case for Thanksgiving. On October 3, 
1863 Lincoln, persuaded by Ms. Hale's edh 
torials, proclaimed the last Thursday o 
November a day for National 

Seventy-six years later store merehauls 
petMoned Franklin Roosevelt to cliiW 
Thanksgiving to the third Thursday of » 
month in order to give stores a longer »> 
iday shopping season. Americans <w 
outraged when the holidays dale «» 
changed, to protest, many ™n'i»"'^ 
celebrate the holiday on the last ThnreJ^ 
to the spring of 1941, Roosevelt adw" 
he had made a mistake in chanir"^"'^ 
date of Thanksgiving, and he changw 
back to its original date. 

For nearly 140 years now Amenc* 
have celebrated some f"™ , 
•ntanksgiving on the last THursM 
November Today's Thanksgivine 1»"^' 
is often spent feasting wifli family 
watching football and parades on 
sion. But the roots of Tltanksgrn.^" 
deep no matter the century the reW) 
the way in which it is celebrated. M 
Winslow wrote on December U. "■ 
reference to the thanksgiving 'f ^' (^ 
by the Pilgrims and the Winipa"« 
todians: "Although it be not al>vays su h 
tifiil as it was at this time with us, ye ' . 
goodness of God, we are so far frooi <^_j 
What meaning does the Thanksgi™*^^, 
iday hold for us Americans today ^^ 
deep roots of heritage still remino 
tliat we have to be tiiankful for 

I K^oAY, November 21, 2002 

The Southern Accent 5 

Great fall hiking available in the Smokies 

F ill I-' one of the most beautiful times of 

t ir lo go hiking and the Southeast has 

onic \sunderful trails for hikers to enjoy the 

,e\\ s ihe fall colors and a challenging hike as 

]] ^(-re are a few favonte hiking trails in 

f and Georgia that you might like to 

Little Tennessee 
" near the mouth of 

whiH miwcalledAbrams Creek. From the 
par!- nil. Ii't hikers head mto the forest and 
soon 1 nss over a wooden bndge and onto the 
mam tnil Hikers will Llimb a gradual 1.800 
feet iiKline to one point, but Abram's Falls is 
adu IK loLated 300 feet lower than where 
hik r bt Ran at the trailhead The highlight 
of ill trip IS the 20-foot high waterfall. 
Be\ ml the waterfall hikers can go on for 
appr \imatelv two more miles either on the 
Hann th Mountam trail or the Hatcher 
Mountain trail These extended trails beyond 
Abraiii ^ Falls are considerably more difficult 
than the rest of the trail Otherwise, hikers 
can ni^t the trek back to the Abram's Falls 
trailht dd to complete the five-mile loop hike. 

Length: 5 miles 

Difficulty: Moderate 

How to Get There: Take 1-75 north 
to exii 81. Go east on 321 through Maryville 
and TinvTisend. Once in Townsend, turn right 

onto bttle River Road and head up to Cades 
Cove. Go nearly half-way around the ll-mile 
long Cades Cove Loop to the parking area for 
the Abram's Falls tr^l. Signs will be posted 
Cliimn > T-)p TraiL The Chimnev Tops 
known as one 
the Great 

National Park s 
most popular 
v| trails Some of 
the oldest and 
largest trees in 
the park are 
located along the 
Chimney Tops 
trail Hikers will 
" "" cross a senes of 

bndges and causeways before reaching the 
main ascent to the Chimneys The trail is 
only two miles to the top but it requires 
sh-ength and great caution on the part of all 
hikers even expenenced hikers There are 
several streams along the way There is also 
a trail leadmg off of the main Chimne> s trail 
which connects to the Appalachian Trail. 
Over the course of the two-mile hike to the 
top, hikers will have climbed over 1,300 feet. 
Once at the top, those who are hardy enough 
can walk along a narrow path which will lead 
to the two rock spires which are known as the 
Chimneys. Taking great care and caution, 
hikers can climb up onto the Chimneys to 
enjoy a 360-degree view of the surrounding 
mountains and valleys. 

Length: 4 miles 
Difficulty: Strenuous 
How to Get There: From 
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, take Newfound Gap 
Road to the Sugarlands Visitor's Center. 

Acting class well-received in 
first trial run 

Everv Wednesday night 11 students and 
t»o pr fe^^ons meet in Lynn Wood Hall. These 
Smif Ms are a part of the new Introducdon to 
toing uiurse offered by the School of 
JournaLsm & Communication. The students 
that vvere interviewed seemed quite pleased 
with the Llass. "I've really enjoyed myself," said 
JessWanng.treshman social wortt major. Allen 
CBnen sophomore music education major, 
«plains that the class involves variety. 
MonoluBues and scenes are presented, but "we 
often lirt die fun, but complicated, aspect of 
"npromptu performances," O'Brien said. He 
Has learned how to present himself in front of a 
!™»'i -^lnce I am a voice major, that is a very 
raporlinl aspect to me and this class has given 
p csnenences that 1 will value for many years 
tt come," he said. Both Waring and O'Brien 
"rammend hitro to Acting to the rest of die 
""dent body 

According to the course description, the 
™«HTedil.hour class is "an inO-oductory level 
ui^- designed to present fundamental acting 
"raques to stijdenls unfamiliar with the ths^ 
ITj " Motion, die student will gain a belter 
««unding of tiieater as an art form, as well 
arn the basic vocabulary specific to theater 
"tloi, r ^*"' ^''"^S. dean of the school 
hta ™ J "■ * communication, explained that 
Acting is a g^^j infroduction to any 
E^ "water and may be useful to diose inter- 
musing acting as a way to share die 
tboTn 1 J ""^ 8i^« [students! the basic 
"ni." h rt '" ""'^ '""^ *'*' ^'"'^'^ ""=* 

Intro to Acting is currently only offered in 
the fall. However. JaniU Herod, office manager 
for the school of journalism & communications, 
mentioned die possibility of it being offered 
both semesters. This class "has been part of 
our long range plans as part of our oral com* 
and public presentation," Herod 

The class is team-taught by Don Dick and 
Maria Sager. aldiough Sager is die primary 
teacher for this class. She prepares die syllabus 
and insti-ucts ttie class mUi assistance from 
Dick. Ton may consider it a sort of team teach- 
ing arrangement," Dick said. Botii Sager and 
Dick are adjunct professors. 

Sttidents wishing to take this course should 
know that, in addition to reading parts of die 
text book and taking two exams, it is also 
required of them to attendUiree dieattical pro- 
ductions, write two reviews and present two 
monologues and two scenes. It is also mipera- 
dve for students to be "creative and silly on 

From die Visitor's Center continue 6.7 miles 
to the Chimney Tops tiiiilhead parking loL 
Rainbow Falk T,^,l- The Rainbow Falls 
Trail takes hik- 
ers along a padi 
which zigzags 
across LeConte 
Creek. At one 
point during the 
hike, hikers will 
even cross the 

Orchard Road. About 2.5 miles after entering 
the park, Cherokee Orchard Road will 
approach the Rainbow Falls frailhead and 
parking area 

Cloudland Canyon: Cloudland Canyon is 
located on the 

a log 

western edge of 
Mountain. It is 
known as one of 
I the most scenic 

footbridge. The 
Rainbow Falls 
Trail is known as 
one of tlie oldest 
routes to Mt. 
LeConte and fol- 

ouidoors.tom lows what is 

known as LeConte 
Creek. Ori^nally LeConte Creek was known 
as Mill Creek because of the number of grist 
mills that operated alongside it. Today die 
b^il offers one of the most challen^g climbs 
in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 
Over the course of the climb upward, hikers 
will climb 4,000 feet But the half-way point of 
the trail offers a welcome rest to hikers who 
want to stop and enjoy the beauty of Rainbow 
Falls, an 80-foot high waterfall which boasts 
the single highest waterfall in the park, 
Hiking up beyond Rainbow Falls, hikers will 
find Alum Cave Trail which leads to the peak 
of Mt. LeConte and LeConte Lodge whicli is 
the only lodge in die park. 
Length: 5.5 miles 
Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous 
How to Get There: Turn at light #8 
in GaUinburg and follow Airport Road for one 
mile out of Gatlinburg and into the park. 
Airport Road will change into Cherokee 

:s in the 

/paik-Jcioudiind ' " state of Georgia. 

The West Rim 

hiking trail goes down into the gorge where 

two beautiful waterfalls can be seen along 

Daniels Creek. Climbing back up to the East 

side of the gorge, hikers can hike along 6.5 

miles of backpacking trails. Along the East 

Rim there is a series of rock formations that 

hikers will enjoy climbing up through and on 

lop of. The elevations of the Cloudland 

Canyon hiking trails vary from 800 -1,980 feet 

Length: 4.5 miles 

Difficult Moderate to Sb-enuous 

How to Get There: Take 1-59 out of 

Chattanooga, heading toward Alabama. Take 

Georgia Route 136 eight miles east of Trenton 

and 1-59. 

Tliese suggestions are just the beginning 
of a number of great places to go Iiikingin the 
Southeast region where we live. There are 
some closer state parks that offer hiking trails 
in the Chattanooga region including Ocoee 
and its surrounding areas, Harrison Bay, Red 
Clay and Lookout Mountain. 

For more information check out: 



Devon and Ellen (Marquart) Howard wish 
to announce their marriage. 

The couple was married June 2, 2002, in 
die Denver SouUi SDA church in Denver, 

Ellen is a 2002 graduate of SouUiern 
AdvenUsl University with a degree in graphic 
design. She is currently employed as a 
designer at Daniel, Douglas and Norcross 
advertising agency in Chattanooga. 

Devon is a senior music performance 
major with an emphasis in organ perform- 
ance. He is employed as die minister of music 
at Our Lady of tiie Mount Cadiolic Church on 
Lookout Mountain. 

Did you recently uecome engagcu ui ...m ..^c, owe. 

would like to see your announcement in the Acci';Nr.' 

Let us know! 


Jared Wright 
Religion Editor 




Are 'Christian' bands really sending a Christian message? 

When prominent pastor and motivational 
speaker Tim Timmons addressed Southern 
students at vespers Friday evening, 
November 8. he made the following observa- 
tion concerning modern evangelism and wit- 
nessing; "We're talking to ourselves." 

Accented with wit, Timmons painted a pic- 
ture of Christians who have difficulty con- 
necting with "outsiders" because our mes- 
sage targets our own kind— Christian music 
on Christian radio stations, and Christian pro- 
grams on Christian television networks. 
Timmons' philosophy calls for a message rel- 
evant to society outside the confines of our 
religious circles. 

In the forefront of cutting-edge Christian- 
ity, there is a movement doing exactly what 
Timmons calls for. However, despite the 
growing popularity of the movement, there is 
criticism from conservatives, 

PO.D. {Payable On Death), a hugely pop- 
ular west-coast rock band, is a leader in the 
movement. Though they adamantly reject 
the label "Christian band," they do not deny 
that they are Christian. 

Christianity is nothing new in mainstream 
music (U2 is widely accepted as having a 
Christian message). However, not until 
recently has the movement seen such 

marked success. 

POD, who has sold over Ave million 
records since signing with AtlanUc Records, 
I received three 
nominations for 

What Would 
Jesus Drive? 

Rachel Bostic 

Residents of four states will soon be 
questioned as to which vehicle Jesus 
would buy when an environmental group 
begins running ads appealing to buyers' 

The Evangelical Environmental 
Network is urging consumers to stop 
driving sport-utility vehicles and start 
buying more fuel-efficient cars by run- 
ning television ads in Nortli Carolina, 
Iowa, Indiana, and Missouri. 

"Economic issues are moral issues. 
There really isn't a decision in your life 
that isn't a moral choice," said Reverend 
Jim Ball, executive director of the 
Wynnewood. Pennsylvania-based group. 

Last year SUVs, minivans and pickup 
trucks made up half of all Uie new vehi- 
cles sold in the United States. The aver- 
age fuel economy for all 2003 model cars 
and passenger trucks dropped to 20.8 
miles per gallon. 

Automakers contend that this proves 
that there is a higher priority on comfort 
and family needs tlian on the environ- 
ment. Tliey say they'd be happy to make 
cars more fuel efficient, if that's what 
, people wanted. 

"If people would be demanding tailfins 
on cars, we'd be making tailfins on cars. 
But people aren't demanding tailfins," 
said Eron Shosteck, a spokesman for llie 
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. 
"People want power. Consumers want 

More information on this story is 
available at 

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name two-are reaching an audienc, * 
their music that few other Christiac 

reveal their influence. For this, 

i, many Christians rec^ I 
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courtesy www,nfig3 . down the honor. 

In an interview with Entertainment Today 
(Sept. 7, 2001). lead singer Sonny Sandoval 
said: "Thanks, but we don't really want to be 
part of it. We're not trying to be part of this 
little. ..secret society-type thing. 

P.O.D. has gone to great lengths to sepa- 
rate itself from the Chrisdan music industry. 
They want to be known as Christians who 
make music. Not Christian musicians. Even 
so, a large portion of record sales for PO.D. 
has come from Christian stores, and the band 
gets airtime on many Christian radio sta- 

pierce the 
palms of holy hands/Who is the son of man? 
Take me to the promised land." 

For the most part, PO.D. sings to a secu- 
lar audience. But their participation in some 
secular venues is exactly what some people 

This year, PO.D. played on the main stage 
of Ozzfest— one of the wildest rock parties 
around wnth a reputation for attracting the 
vilest groups in hard-core rock music. The 
band claims that their participation at Ozzfest 
is "because of God." Though the event is 
notorious for drugs, sex and violence, RO.D. 
drummer Noah "Wuv" Bernardo states, 
"There is no way any band is going to rub off 
on RO.D. more than RO.D. is going to rub off 
on another band." 

Clearly, RO.D. and other similar main- 

Senior biology major Bryan Halvers^ 
says of such groups "They are sort of C 
bridge to secular people. They reach mo^ 
people that way. Many would agree J 
him that mainstream bands have unique po^ 
sibilities of connecting with non-Christk I 
subcultures. Still, some people argue if 
they don't truly portray Christianity. 

Freshman Sarah Lilly says, "RO.D.isn'i 
Christian band. Their dress, attitude, am} I 
music style doesn't exemplify a Christiaj I 
lifestyle at all. The casual observer woutj I 
have a difficult time telling the difference I 
between them and any other mainslreffl | 

That is precisely what many "undercover" I 
Christian groups want. They are happj I 
spreading their message in subtle ways I 
They shy away from the confrontationd | 
lyrics prevalent in the Christian music be 

The fine line between secular i 
Christian grows thinner with time. It nuj I 
mean a weakening in the distinctiveness d I 
Christianity, or it may mean more ways k | 
the gospel to reach the masses. 

Alabama judge ordered to remove| 
Ten Commandments monument 

1 the Montgomery, Alabama, 

Supreme Court Judicial Building depicting the 
Ten Commandments is unconstitutional, a fed- 
eral judge ruled this Monday Citing a viola- 
tion of the first amendment, U.S. District Judge 
Myron Thompson gave Alabama Chief Justice 
Roy Moore 30 days to remove tlie monument 
Moore became nationally known in the 
mid-1990s as die Ten Commandments Judge" 
for defying a court order to remove a hand- 
carved wooden plaque of the Ten 
Commandments from his courtroom. 

Wliile serving as a deputy district attorney 
in 1980, Moore made the wooden plaque, 
inspired by a similar piece his mother pur- 
chased at a party. He crafted two tablets and 
inscribed on them the Ten Commandments 
with a wood-burning tool. Moore had no idea 
of tlie controversy his Ten Commandments 
would cause. 

A Southern Baptist laymen and Etowah 
County Circuit Judge, Moore was elected chief 
justice of tlie Alabama State Supreme Court 
November 7. 2000, 

On August 1, 2001, Chief Justice Moore 
challenged the American Civil Liberties 
Union, as well as the Americans United for 
Separation of Church and Slate, when he 
furtively unveiled the 5,280-pound granite 
monument in the large colonnaded rotunda of 
die Alabama State Judicial Building. 

"May diis day mark the beginning of tlie 
restoration of the moral foundation of law to 
our people and a return to the knowledge of 
God in our land," said Moore at the private 
unveiling ceremony. 

Chief Justice Moore installed the monu- 
ment without the approval or the knowledge of 

the Alabama Supreme Court s other eight jus- 
tices. He made all final decisions with regard 
to the specific language appeanng on the mon 
ument, as well as its size shape color and 
location within the Judiaal Buildmg 

The monument, which features the King 
James Bible version of the Ten 
Commandments sitting atop a granite block is 
one of the first things visitors see when enter- 
ing the building. 

Members of the American Civil Liberties 
Union (ACLU) and the Alabama Free Thought 
Association immediately objected to the mon- 
ument The ACLU sued for its removal from 
the courthouse, hi addition, plaintiffs added a 
demand that Judge Moore stop opening his 
court sessions with a pastor-led prayer. 

Aside from the ACLU case, a separate legal 
action against Moore was filed by the 
Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of 
Montgomery attorney Stephen Glassroth. 
That lawsuit claimed the monument "consti- 
tutes an impermi^gible endorsement of reli- 
gion by the state." Both lawsuits called for the 
permanent removal of the monument from the 
Judicial Building. The presiding federal judge 
consolidated the two lawsuits under die name 
Glassrotli v. Moore. 

Moore testified dunng the tnal L- 

the Mri! I 

The Supreme Court . , ,i,„.Kp(Io61 

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30 day. ,o remove ,h,. (-„^j„4„ent 6 1 

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gal, but that the monument in i" "vZI 
judicial building crosses the line "bet««" I 
permissible and the impermissible. ,^I 
In his ruling, Judge Thompson agrW" ^ I 
Moore that the Ten Commandments .1 
important source of American law, ™'",^" 
agreed with the way the chief ju5»« 
about recognizing that source. 

Church Schedule 


Collegedale Spanish 


Andy McRae 
Dr, Myma Colon 

RSDAY, November 21, 2002 


The Southern Accent 7 

Me lissa Harle y battles floods and plays soccer in Pohnpei 

Melissa Harley is serving a 
teacher in Pohnpei. She shares some of the 

hardships and joys of being a student mission- 

I had my first experience with a large local 
party last weekend. My adopted family had 
invited me to my "nonu's" (mom's) birthday 
party. It was a double birthday party, a cele- 
bration for the grandfather's recovery and the 
one year anniversary of his wife's death. It 
was a big deal! 

The parties here are potluck style. The 
host family provides the roasted pigs and 
gifts, and everyone else brings other foods 
and dnnks. The prestige of the family deter- 
mines how many pigs are required. Each 
large pig may cost from $300-500! The party 
mv "family" threw had four large, roasted 
pig^' That was the first thing I saw and 
smelled when we arrived. 

One of my roommates, Lorena, one of the 

guy teachers, Richard, and the cook. Miss 

I Sarah, came also. If they hadn't been there, I 

I would have been a little nervous. There were 

so many people there. 

tables full of food; one 
table was devoted to 
the pigs, another to 
cakes... When we 
went through line, our 
"plate" was a large 
tray that people piled 
with food! My plate 
looked incredibly bare 
compared with those 
who had whole fish 
and pig heads piled on them. They gave us 
gifts - I got a towel, Lorena a skirt, and 
Richard a Hawaiian t-shirt It was quite the 
party! It was a neat cultural experience. 

I also had my first visit to the hospital. I 
have never been in a hospital in my life, 
except for visiting people. I have never want- 
ed to experience being in the hospital, and 
especially not here! For about three weeks I 
have been having strange pains in my stom- 

At first it was after I ate or drank anything. 
Then the constant pain subsided a bit. After 
my last paycheck, some of us girls went out to 
eat to splurge a little. I got really sick after- 
wards. Needless to say I lost all I had paid for 

"Let us live our faith:" President 
speaks to the church in Korea 


Seventh-day Adventists should not seek 
isutarion, but rather should let themselves be 
"ilmwri into the lives" of people m their com- 
munities, said Pastor Jan Paulsen, president of 
the ,'\dvt;ntist world church, speaking 
November 9 at Sahmyook University, near 
Seoul, Korea. 

A^ Christians— followers of Christ— 
Adventists must have more than just an Intel- 
'eclual t,Tasp of their faith, Paulsen told the 
more than 3,000 people gathered for a special 
Sabbath, or Saturday, celebration. "It is not 
enouj;h tJiat we understand— that our minds 
are filled witli knowledge and information. The 
important question is 'How does our knowl- 
edge impact and shape the lives we Itve?'" 

Paulsen urged church members to resist 
tbL' pull of secular values, which reflect indi- 
"Quahsm and "selfish ambition." "Uving a life 
Jia' !"oks primarily after "self is a wasted life," 
he ^^icl. "Christ says: 'Learn to Uve as I did— 
Wr others.'" 

* '^^^ ^^ Adventists— people who live in the 

-exptctation of the second coming of Christ," 

e added, "We must ask ourselves the ques- 

" How am i living my life 

that expectation? 

"TVe are called on to examine how we live 
our lives day by day," he said. "For it is in our 
everyday life, and our everyday decisions, that 
our faith is revealed, 

"So living in these last days, what does the 
Lord expect of us — we who are so wise in 
information, and details, and knowledge? 
What does God expect?" asked Paulsen. He 
suggested three responses. First, to live a life 
that "expresses and models the values that 
God has given us." Second, to be "sober and 
alert." and keep an eye on the signs of 
Christ's return. And finally, "in the words of 
the prophet, to 'act justly and to love mercy 
and walk humbly with your God,'" 

Paulsen's address at Sahmyook University 
came mid- point during his sbc-day visit to 
South Korea to meet with church leaders and 
members. Sahmyook is one of the largest edu- 
cational institutions owned and operated by 
the AdventJst Church. A combined total of 
some 5,500 students are enrolled at the uni- 
versity, graduate school and college, 
located on an extensive campus near Seoul. 
Paulsen travels next to Hong Kong, where he 
will participate in celebrations marking the 
100-year anniversary of the start of Advenlist 
work in China. 

I thought it might be a virus, but Sunday Uie 
same thing happened. 

We went out to eat for brunch at The 
Village. I got a delicious meal of fresh pineap- 
ple, calamanci juice and banana-macadamia 
nut pancakes. Just after I finished. I got up to 
watch a storm coming across the ocean. 

I began to feel really sick! I won't go into 
detail, but I haven't been that sick in a long 
fime. Against my protests, they sped me to 
the hospital. 

Unfortunately, it was Sunday and the clinic 
was closed, so I had to go to the E,R. The doc- 
tor on duty ended up being an optometrist! A 
few of the girls stayed with me because they 
knew I was scared, it being my first hospital 
visit They filled out my charts, called the 
school, and took care of me as I writhed in 
agony They even held back my hair as I lost 
the last of my breakfast Talk about loyalty! 

Anyway, after awhile, I began to feel better. 
They did a "blood test" and the doctor wasn't 
sure what was wrong, but "diagnosed me with 
"a slightly inflamed stomach— stomachitis"! 

I still don't know what was wrong, but my 
stomach has been better recently I talked to 
my roommate's dad, a doctor, who said it is 
most likely gall stones, an ulcer or a parasite. 
He told me to avoid fatty foods (restaurants) 

in case it was gall stones - the fat triggers 

On to more exciting news: my classroom 
flooded this week! Right after lunch on 
Tuesday, my kids noticed water on the floor 
We thought a water bottle had spilled— a com- 
mon event Then I noticed it was coming from 
the bathroom. Fearing the toilet was over 
flowing. I waded dirough to discover the prob- 
lem. Apparently the pipes had backed up. 
regurgitating about two inches of water on the 
floor of half of my room! 

Not sure if the water was clean or not I 
quickly released my kids for recess while I 
swept and mopped the water back toward the 
drain, Mr B and another assistant helped out 
Needless to say, it added some chaos to our 

I scored my fir^t soccer goal tonight! 1 
have always been afi^d to try. Finally last 
game. I attempted to score and missed. I was 
frustrated and determined not to make a fool 
of myself again. But tonight I got the perfect 
pass and tlie goalie was sprawled at my feet, 
so it was really just too easy. 

1 am looking forward to a lovely weekend 
and the prospect of many beloved fiiends writ- 
ing emails for me to personally respond to. 

Stratton Tingle sends 
news from Zambia 

Stratton Tingle is a sophomore film tnajor 
currently serviyig as a student missionary in 
Kafue, Zambia, Africa. Vie following e-mail 
message from Stratton has been edited for 

Greetings from Zambia! 

I've been here for nearly two months now 
as a student missionary and am loving every 
day of it I am on a huge farm that employs 
350 people, 100 of whom reside on the farm, 
There is a Bible school here for children and 
older students enroll in evangelistic training, 
lifestyle, and tailoring classes. We have over 
50,000 banana plants, along with tons of fruit 
frees and other gardens. 

Right now, we are in guavas up to our ears, 
and I love it Pretty soon the mangos will be 
ripe, so I'm looking forward to that I haven't 
been doing much farming, however After 
one week of settling in, I went to Botswana to 
help out with a two week evangelistic semi- 
nar. The people here are yearning for fruth 
and for escape from alcohol, prostitution and 
famine, and are very open to the Christian 

After Botswana, I went to Zmibabwe to 
visit flie Hwange Game Park and Victoria 
Falls. At file game park, we saw four of the 
"Big 5" {water buffalo, elephant, rhino and 
lion.,.we didn't see a leopard until last week- 
end here in Zambia). 

Those animals are indescribably amazing. 
We went white water rafting on the Zambezi 


explain the r 

and force of the water 
that falls over the 
edge. It's breathtak- 
ing. After tliat trip, 
they put me straight to 
work with the Worid 
Food Program. Nearly 
everyday. I go give 
food to starving peo- 
ple. Zambia refuses to accept genetically mod- 
ified maize from tlie U.S. and U.K. However, 
the cornmeal is sitting in tlie depots wasting 
space right in front of the peoples' noses, 

I go to a distribution point in a village with 
anywhere from ten to 30 tons of white maize 
for distribution, and have to load ten to 30 
tons of U.S. meal to take away. That's very 
frustrating because I have to make people 
that are starving help me load food that the 
government won't let diem have. 

Our district has just been upgraded to a 
Zone 1 hot spot by the World Food Program, 
which means that the starvation and AIDS 
epidemic is as bad as it can get It also means 
that I will have a lot of work to do. I've been 
putting in 14 hour days, 6 days a week, Ifs 

God has blessed me more than 1 couid've 
ever imagined during my time here. 
Yours in the service of the Lord, 
Stratton Tingle 

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Thursday, November 21 



Immoral celebrities don't 
make good role models 



by JuHtin Kobylka 



Thumbs up to Drug ami Alcohol Thumbs down lo those who sign up 
Awareness Week, although it kind of for intramural games and do not show 
came up at the last minute. 1 appreciate up. Obviously there are scheduling c 
the focus and education on harmful fltcts due to school that keep you from 
substances this past week. To cap it off, coming, but it is your responsibility t 
the convocation speaker was powerful do everytliing you possibly to be there 
and touching. for your team. It just isn't fair to your 

teammates to try to pull along \vithout you if you e 

able to be there. 


Justin Kobylka 

fipiTORLM. EurroK ^__^__^ 

Why do we idolize celebrities? 
I've often wondered about this. I've 
wondered if we could see into their 
personal lives would we see any- 
thing to appreciate much le-^s 
Tiimic Some characters that are 
lutwardly and openly immoral are 
promoted to the pubhc as quality 
t-ntertamment One of these people 
IS the hip-hop artist Emmem 

Let's look at his resume Several, 
lot all of 

Emmem has 
currently cap- 
tured the box 

flmuacmm office With 

$51 8 million 
m bales All of this reveals that 
Emmem has a wide public appeal 

Now let's look at what he advo- 
cates in his music. In his second 
album, Marshall Mathers LP 
(1999) , the rapper wrote a song enti- 
tled, "Kill You". I know that sounds 
bad, but let's give the guy a chance 
and look at his lyrics. I'm putting a 
line through every word that 
shouldn't be heard, much less print- 


■ abusin' a 

Snortin' coke, and we 
gave him the Rolling 
Stone cover? 




Thumbs up lo SA donut days. Great 
idea - especially for those of us who 
don't always get up early enough lo 
head to breakfast. It's also a good way 
to meet and talk to the SA people. Tlie 
specialty filled donuts seemed lo be a 
hit as well. Keep it up. 


Thumbs down to those who loudly 
put their books away before class is fin- 
ished. I understand that it's nice lo get 
out of class and some of you need to 
walk from Hickman to Brock. But at 
least try to put your stuff away quietly in 
consideration of the teacher and those 
who aren't in a hurry. 

They say I can't rap about 
be'm' broke no more 
They ain't say I can't rap 
about coke no more 

! You think I won't 

choke no 

Till the vocal chords don't 
work in her throat no 

These are thinkin' 

I deleted some here because it 
wghasdy to print... 

I'm triple platinum and 
tragedies happened in 
two states 

I invented violence you 
vile, venomous, volatile 
Vicious, vain Vicodin! 

It only gets worse from there.,. 

Now 1 believe that every human I 
has the right to be as immoral as 
they please. They are breaking the ' 
law of Cod and will find the rewards ' 
of their lifestyle \viU be equal to the i 
crime. There is nothing 1 can do i 
about what they choose for them- 
selves. I am however horrified thai , 
we ^ve this man millions of dolbn 
while he feeds the American pubic 
sick, convoluted trash. His songs ' 
speak highly of crimes such as mur- , 
der, abuse and rape, yet his CDs are 
among the most popular on the mar- 

After Eminem's first CD there 
was at least some public outcry and 
discussion after he pushed society's 
limits of taste and acceptability. 
Since then, the critics of Eminem 
and similar artists who have arrived 
on the scene have largely gone [ 
silent. This past weekend, as 
Eminem's first movie puUed in huge : 
crowds, I heard no questions raised ■ 
as to whether he ethically deserves 
this kind of attention. 

So where am I going with Ihis- i 
Maybe I'm just lamenting the stale 
of morals in America and how we 
put up such a halfhearted fielil t° 
keep our media clean. Maybe Ib 
disgusted with artists who seek to 
sell their heinous lifestyle to Uif 
public. Maybe I'm appalled tliat^e 
would buy it and reward him^ «i^ , 
superstar statiis and place him m 
the lap of luxury. I know diatlhe^ 
are many on this campus who 3C^ 
ally give Eminem both dieir fij^ ! 
and money, lam sorry for that in^^ ; 
man does not deserve anythi^ 
except your criticism. | 

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Editor's note: is a privately 
owned and operated website that Matures direc- 
tory pictures from Southern's online Joker. 
Visitors to the site can rate the randomly-select- 
ed front page picture on a scale of Hot (10) or 
Not (1). See story on page 1. 
By now, many of us have visited this site 
anci have developed our personal opinions 
regarding it I have talked to several people 
and have heard a wide variety of opinions. 
Some like it and think it is a lot of fun, where- 
as others find it degrading. Personally. I do 
not think that this website, as it is now, is 

In my opinion, there is nothing morally 
wrong with the website. I do find the general 
idea distasteful and do not see the value in the 
campus-wide rating of individuals based on 
appearance. Each person has a much greater 
value than his or her outward appearance and 
categorizing everyone on a "Not-to-Hot" scale 
detracts the focus from the inner beauty of 
each individual. 

Even though I do not find the issue moral- 
ly wrong, I do find it unethical. The pictures 
from the Joker were taken without our will 
and are the property of Southern Adventist 
University to be posted on their site and print- 
ed in the Joker. Taking these pictures and 
posting them on is stealing 
because permission was not obtained by the 
creator After consulting an attorney, I have 

to rate my appearance. 

The website was created anonymously. 1 
would say to the administrator, if you're proud 
of your site and what it stands for, be so kind 
as to take responsibility for what you've post- 

I think the idea behind the website is ere 
adve, but I feel that people should be allowed 
the choice as to whether or not their pictures 
are posted. Right now every student on cam- 
pus has bad dieir photo published without 
their consent and according to many against 
their will. If the creator of the website is not 
willmg to give people that choice, I feel that 
the best course of action would be for him or 
her to take the site do\vn. If someone chooses 
to allow their picture to be posted on this web- 
site, that is certainly their prerogative. 
Personally. I place a higher value on a per- 
son's character rather than their physical 

Friendship one of the most 
important things in Hfe 

Keuv McAuufte 


This morning, I popped an old CD i 
computer and was happily humming along 
when a chorus caught my attention; 

"Look around at these people that you call 
your friends/They would sell you for money if 
they ever got the chance." 

Pretty harsh, but it got me thinking. 

I'm a rather outgoing individual— I love 
meeting new people. I have an extensive list 
of -Wends," but I've noticed that many of my 
relationships tend to be a bit shall we say, 
superficial. I suppose it goes with the ternlo- 
ry You can't know the entire school and 
expect each Inendship to go very deep. Who 
has the lime and energy to truly get to know 
several or even one huudred people? I cer- 
taiuly don'L . 

But. at the end of the day, where does i 
really leave me? Sure every other person I 
passed on the promenade knew my name, but 
did any of them care that I was having a pret- 
ty rotten week? Friendships, as with most 
tLigs in life, are all about quality, not quantt- 
CfYou can Imow" everyone at Southern and 
still be all alone. 

to in a week. I tiiink 1 need t 
I made some real Wends— ones who are 
there for me when I'm stressed. Friends who 
still love me when I'm not as happy-go-lucky 
as usual. Friends 1 can always count on. 

Now. there's nothing wrong with bemg 
Wendly Be nice to everyone; just don't 
expect everything from every person yoii 
meet Instead, concentrate on a few special 
people They-U be there to catch you when 
you fall. You might be labeled "cliquey," but 
theyll be baby-sitting your kids ten years 
down the road. 

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Please contact the editor at 

Thursday, November 21 


Adam Kotanko 
Sports Editor 



Team Christensen goes 3-0 

On Monday nighl. Teams Christensen 
and DeGrave went head-lo-head on the vol- 
leyball court. Despite losing the match by 
falling in the first two games, Team 
DeGrave did not give up and won the fmal 

The first game saw both teams start 
slow but Team Christensen eventually 
came to life and won 15-5. 

Team DeGrave fought back in game two. 
but Team Christensen managed to cUnch 
(he match with a 15-12 win. 

The third game saw Team DeGrave 
tome out of the match with a 15-9 win, 
which improved their game record to 5-4. 

With the match win, Team Christensen 
IS 3-0 in matches and 7-2 in games, putting 
thtm in 3rd place in the Women's A League, 

Team Christensen's next game is on 
Monday at 8 p.m. vs. Manquist, while 
Team DeGrave's is on Monday at 7 p.m. vs. 
Francis. Both games are on Court A 

Team Zrinski defeats Bailers 

Ethan Nkana 

Team Zrinski boosted their record to 2^ as 
they defeated theBallers. The Bailers started 
off strong with Scott Gooch sending a killer 
spike to Zrinski's floor, giving the Bailers a 
one-point advantage. Zrinski couldn't seem to 
find any holes in the Bailers' defense, and, as a 
resull. tliey lost the first set 15-12. 

In tlie second set, Nate Reyes became 
more involved, setting up his teammates every 
chance he got. Reyes and Rob Hubbert proved 
to be a lethal one-two punch, as they continu- 
ously bombarded the Bailers. 

Casey Leno took his turn to serve in the 
middle of die second set and took control of 
the game widi his potent knee-high serves. 
When the Bailers regained possession, Zrinski 
was up widi a score of 9-2 and later went to win 
the set, 15-10. 

As Uie teams began the tliird set tied at one 
win apiece, the mistakes became fewer and, 
each player turned his intensity level up a 
notch. Both teams executed extremely well, 
but Zrinski came away with a well-deserved 
win as with a 15-14 win in the final contest. from Page 1 

He would not offer any details, but said dial 
new ideas will be added lo tlie page on a regu- 
lar basis. 

Speaking on his knowledge of Internet 
codes of behavior, Henry Hicks bebeves diat 
diere is nolhbig illegal about die site since it is 
only intended to be used on campus. Tm not a 
lawyer or anydiing, but 1 don't diink so," he 
said. Hicks has tried to access die site fi-oni his 
home and could not, he said. 

Ethically, Hicks has no reason to discour- 
age the student who created die site, he said. 
"As an IS director, 1 want people to experiment 
widi technology as far as it's appropriate. Some 
diings are a lough call," 

Hicks said diat he has heard positive feed- 
back on die site and one negative message that 
was left on his voice mail. "1 haven't heard a lot 
of complaints in person." he said. 

Most students seemed to find die site 
entertaining. Junior archeology/nursing major 
Becky Seeley has visited die site and found il 


"It's very arbitrary." she said, adding dial 
she doesn't consider it offensive, "1 just think 
it's a form of entertainment- 
Senior nursing major Tiffany Lindsay 
agreed. "I thought it was kind of funny," she 
said. "I tliink whoever did it did a good job." 

Sophomore outdoor education major 
Nadian Henson Uiinks die site may cause dif- 
ferent reactions from different people. "It's 
slighdy demeaning to most students but for die 
most part reidly funny," he said. 

As of press time diere were rumors that die 
site was going to be shut dovm. IS denied diey 
had made diat decision. 

"As far as IS is concerned, he's in Une widi 
current policy," said Mike McClung, worksta- 
tion support supenrisor. "Student Services may 
be considering it" 

Student Services was unable to confirm 
diis, saying only it was "being discussed 
among die powers thai be" and dial no action 
had been taken at diis time. 

Week 12 NFL Picks 

Ethan Nkana 

; Reporter 

Green Bay vs. Tampa bay 

This week's game of the week features 
a batUe for first place in the NFC and, pos- 
sibly, playoff home field advantage. Tampa 
Bay needs to pull out a win because if they 
do not, they may have to later face the 
Pack in Green Bay. where the Packers 
have never lost a playoff game. Green Bay 
had a disappointing loss against the 
Vikings last week, and again wil! have 
their hands full as they face Warren Sapp 
and the NFL's #1 ranked defense. So tune 
in for this pivotal game of the NFC's best 

Who's Hot: Hues' Defense 
Who's Not Packers' Run Defense 
Pick; Tampa Bay 

San Diego vs. Miami 

Miami can't seem to keep their players 
healtiiy. and that's what's really hurting 
them right now. Starting QB Jay Fielder is 
expected to miss at least two more games, 
and Chris Carter will likely miss at least 
one more. Miami will try to beat San 
Diego through the air because the 
Chargers have a potent run defense that's 
ranked 11*^ in the league. This is another 
game that could have big implications 
come playoff time. 

Who's Hot: Chargers' RB. LaDainian 

Who's Not Miami's Defense 
Pick; San Diego 

. St Louis 

St Louis has been missing two key 
starters lately— QB Kurt Warner and RB 
lylarshall Faulk. But it has not stopped 
them fi-om pulling together behind Marc 

Bulger and making a possible playoff rim 
Washington is likely to become dieir dm 
victim because of the Redskins' lack of 
offensive threats. 
Who's Hot: Rams' Running Game 
What's Not The Rams' injuries 
Pick: Rams 

Denver vs.Indianapolis 

Denver's star QB, Brian Griese, went 
down with a sprained knee last Sunday, but 
the Broncos still handled their business 
beating the Seahawks 31-9. Indianapolis is 
looking to bring their winning sti-eak lo 
three games, but Denver's #1 ranked rush 
defense is capable of causing problems for 
Colts RB Edgerrin James. The Colts' 
silent assassin, WR Marvin Harrison, is 
not well known, despite being one of the 
elite receivers in the league, amassing 
over 1,100 yards in receptions, and he will 
be a key. But in the end, Denver wiU prob- 
ably pull out the win over the Colts, 
Who's Hot Colt's WR Marvin Harrison 
Who's Not Colts' Defense 
Pick; Denver 

Philadelphia vs. San Francisco 

Donavan McNabb is out for six to eight 
weeks! The Eagles need to make flight 
reservations to spend their winter some- 
where warm, because without McNabb, 
they are not going to go far in the playoffs, 
San Francisco has been playing well lately, 
and are only one missed field goal away 
fi-om being 8-2. This game is huge for both 
teams, but, without Donovan McNabb, the 
Eagles are not going to soar. 
Who's Hot Niners' Receiver Terrell 

Who's Not Jose Ortiz 
Pick: Nmers 

Teams Thurber & Knutson win 3 on 3 
Volleyball Tournament 

At 7 p.m. on Saturday night, Des EE. 
Center came alive for the 3 on 3 Volleyball 
Tournament. Players began making teams in 
order to play in the tournament at 7:30. The 
tournament, which ended at 5:30 a.m., found 
teams Thurber and Knutson as champions. 

There were many participants in both the 
men's and women's tournaments. All of the 
teams put forth a strong effort, knowing that 
only two teams (one womens' and one mens") 
could become champions. 

"The teams played an elimination style 
tournament The women's semifinal saw the 
teams of Mittan. Thurber and DeGrave battie 
it out. widi Thurber and DeGrave heading to 

the championship game. 

In a thrilling game of determinaoon 
athleticism. Team Thurber came out mt 
tor as the 2002 Women's 3 on 

In the 

VollejW I 

•Wilhelm, Morris and Carter batdeil " I 
men's championship. Team Morns dae I 
Carter, while Team Knutson won ove ■ 
Wilhelm and Carter, which sent ' I 
Morris and Knutson to the chamP»»-» 
which only players and officials a" 
The game was a display of astounding > 
cism from both teams. TeamKn«B«^| 
ever, proved to be die champion oy ^^^^^ ^ | 
off Morris four games to none to con 
exciting night of volleyball. 

For standings, rosters and schedules, 

Fantasy Football Update Kevin Johnson, Darren Min1«*,, 
Amanda Bolejack are still in the running in the SA Fantasy Football contest Tlie ««'°" 
receive a SlOO gift certificate to Best Buy. 

Calendar of Events 


-^,._,.-,p Sunset 

^■|'„', Vespers - Collegiate ATS - Ty Gibson 


q i5n Escape (Student Center) 

Birthdays: Elizabeth Blackerby, Julie Fuller. 
Kiitelyn Peterson 

I goQ & 11:30 a Church Services - Celebration of 
I TTianks 

_ The Third - Mike Fulbright (lies), 

I Something Else Sabbath School (Thatcher South), 
I Another Sabbath School (Student Center) 

Evensong - 1 Cantori (Church) 
Coed Volleyball Tournainent (lies) 
Student Center opens 
Toys For Tots- ECU (Spalding 
I Gymnasium) 

Birthdays: Alisa Greene. Barb Laymon, Cassie 
Jewell, Elizabeth Wilson. Emil Bidiuc, Je£f 
Villegas. Lillian Disla, Rachelle GalJimore, Mr. 
Bert Ringer 


Birthdays: Jason Smith, Jeff Knox, Kang Sung 
Hyun, Kurtis Cowan. Loree Rodman, Nate 
Briner. Nova Sagala, Dr Safawo GuUo, Mr. 
Dennis Hammonds, Brian Wofford 


University Assembly 
Birthdays: Amy McKenzie, Beki Wurster, 
David Heinrich, Edilson Garcia, Mr. Don Hart, 
Dr Philip Samaan 


Birthdays: BrinaCrarey, Darren Brown, Janae 
Kenner, Jim Mcintyre, Rachel Marlin. Ronna 
Strilaeff. Sally Shadle, Sandra Higgins, Mr. 
Floyd Tucker 

TUESDAY. DECEMBER 3 -Basketball Sign-ups 

10:00a Deadline for Chaplain's Cookie 

Contest entries 

6:00p Tornado Siren Test 

7:00p Christinas Tree Lighting (Outside 

Wood & Brock Halls) 

Birthdays: Jennifer Flick, John Tilstra, Kenny 
Mathews, Mr. Mike Rogers, Dr. Bert Coolidge, 
Mrs. Verlyne Starr 


7:00p Christmas Gala Art Show (Brock Hall 


7:30p SAU Gospel Choir Christmas Concert 

(Ackerman) Convocation credit 

Birthdays: Carl Thornhill, Daisy Serrano, Josh 
Caez, Josh Schutt, Riley Cochran, Robin 
Lawrence. Timofliy Wagner 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 -Last day to request proctor- 
itig affinal exam (s)-Centerfor Learning Success 
11:00a Convocation-Student Association: 

Town Hall Meeting (lies) 

7:30p E.G. Grundset Lecture Series-Barry 

Donesky.M.D. (Hickman #114) 

(Fertility Center of 


"^ & 11:30a Church Services - Ed Wright 

The Third ■ Ed Wright (Ackerman) 
Birthdays: Barb Valmont. HoUie Cook. Jose 
Otero, Leo Pottinger. Matt Newbern, Nikie 
Mathis, Tom Razer. Dr. Eduardo Urbina, Mrs. 
Taresa Vanderoef 

^AY, DECEMBER 1 -Chaplain's Cookie Contest 

Birthdays: Amy Cunningham, Paul 
Pzarichuk. Rodney White 

^'^ progress grades for Decetnber graduates due atui 
M'me to finish incompletes & home study correspondenc 
Academic Affau^ 
Birthdays: Amber Gibson, Kiomy Quintiana, 
Matthew Mundall, Norm Ewing, Ms. Carol 

FRIDAY. DECEMBER 6 - Withdrawals after today receive 

9;00a SW/FS PACAT Exam (Student 


5;29p Sunset 

8:00p Vespers-Campus Minisbies (Church) 

Birthdays: Evelyn Lopez, Katie Oswald, Mark 
Uyeda. Matthew Blmr. Michelle Shepard. Nick 
Miladinov, Scott Fogg, Shannon Courey, 
Stephan Belasco, Wayne Odie. Ms. Elizabeth 
Bryner, Ms. Judy Delay 


Itanksgiviiig Break 
Nov, 27 Birthdays: DJ Nicholas. Iris Perez, Jon 
Thompson, Julie Hoover, Melissa Shea. Rhonda 

Nov. 28 Birthdays: Carrie Tampubolon. Daniel 
Salyc-rs, Eduardo Kast, Jamie Helm, Jenni 
Goodwin. LeAnn Love, Matt Janetzko. Michael 
Gorospe, Dr. Joyce Azevedo. Mr. Robert 

Church Services - Ed Wright 


Evensong • Festival of Lessons & 

Wind Symphony Christmas Concert 

(lies) . , 

Birthdays: Andrew Griffiths. IzzyAyala, 
Jessica Crandall. Judy Hernandez, Karey Foote. 
Karin Seeley Katherine McDonough, Robyn 
Hebert, Mrs. Barbara Beckett, Mr. Victor 
Morua, Mrs. Beverly Rawson. Dr. BiU Wohlers 


10:00a Employee Christmas Brunch (Dimng 

?-10n Jingle Bell Jog (Des) 

q.fin„ SA Christmas Party (Dining Hall) 

'^ Birthdays: Aid«n Largosa, Esther Avjles 

James Nazario, Rodlie Ortiz. Ryan Pulfer Tan. 

Dennis, Tracy Kemp, Dr Ken Cavmess, Beth 



USAT Exam-Student Center 
n.on. Univereity Senate 

* Birthdays: Clarisse George. JennUer Doshier. 

SnraFLgerald. Natalie Vivo. Randy Maddox. 

rrcS Dr Katie Umb, Mr,. Becki McRae 

^n°Srch1^Lch„ban. Chris B^ey. 
S- T« p-rrawav Le Loo. Lerone Alien, 



Saturday will feature 1 Cantori in the 
Church at 5:30 p.m. 

Come and enjoy a spectacular light- 
ing of the tree on Tuesday, 
December 3 at 7:00 p.m. outside of 
Wood and Brock Halls. This tradi- 
tional evening will invite the holiday 
spirit into all hearts! 

Tuesday. November 26, at 5 p.m. is 
the deadline for all Convocation 
reduction forms to be turned into 
the Student Services Office, 
Remember, you can check your 
credits online at theplace.south- 


Announcements: The deadUne for 
Convocation announcements is 
Wednesday at noon. Please e-mail 
your announcements to 

Clubs & Departments... 


Missionary Kid's Club is having a 
Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. 
November 23 at 12:30 p.m. It will be 
held in the home of Boaz Papendick. 
Please bring food. For directions call 
Boaz at 39&4533. We hope to see 
you there! 

Computer Club is sponsoring a pro- 
gramming contest on Thursday. 
December 12 at 6:00 p.m. in tlie 
Advanced Lab (HSC 117). See 
u/-contest/ for more information 
and online registration. 

COMPUTING Christmas Party: 
Computing majors and minors are 
invited to the annual Christmas 
Party on Saturday, December 14 at 
6:30 p.m. We will be having lasagna 
& salad and will play the Gift Game. 
Bring a friend! 

Christian Union and special guests 
from the US Marines are hosting a 
night of fun at the Spalding 
Elementary Gymnasium on 
Saturday, November 23 starting 8:30 
p.m.! Activities include PS2 tourna- 
ments, a surprise movie, free food 
and karaoke. Admission is one toy, 4 
cans, or $1. For more info contact 
Cherisse ® 902-0609. 

TALGE HALL Open House: 
The Men's Club will be hosting a 
great, warm Christmas Open House 
on Sunday, December 8 from 6:00- 
8:30 p.m. Come to Talge and ven- 
ture through the decorated hall- 
ways! You'll enjoy tlie festive holi- 
day spirit as well as taking a peek in 

Donesky, M.D. from the Fertility 
Center of Chattanooga will be giving 
a senunar on Thursday, December 5 
at 7:30 p.m. in Hickman Science 
Center #114, "In viti-o Fertilization: 
Translating Basic Science into 
Clinical Care." 

Campus MiniBtries... 

7TH ANNUAL Chaplain's 
Cookie Contest; Do you have the 
gift of cooking? Would you like to 
win some money? Bring 3 cookies 
and a copy of the recipe by the 
Chaplain's Office by 10:00 a.m. on 
Tuesday. December 3 for a chance 
to win SlOO for first place, $50 for 
second place, and $25 for third 
place, Winners will be announced at 
the Christmas tree lighting on 
December 3. 

Student Association... 

Following Talge Hall Open House 
on Sunday. December 8, tliere will 
be a Christmas Party in the Dining 
Hall at 9:00 p.m. 

Would you like to get to know your 
Student Association officers better? 
Visit the website to find out 
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Thursday, November 21^ 

Humor Editor 



Humor page sponsors Hickman literacy drive 

XXU-XXXVy t" O r .,.„„„h;„™.^v communication via is, OS name for Us^ advance word on the bi, Ctt 

r ask Dolly i 

t liurt 

Wliat we must asl< ourselves, liowever, is 
tliis: is literacy any less important if the per- 
sons involved are not so irresistibly cute? I 
sav it is more important! You see, small clul- 
dren and puppies will most likely b' l""''';"^ 
fed no matter liow badly they read. But do 
you know who will not? Computer majors! 
That's right, 1 said computer majors: unas- 
suming, un-cuddly and unlikely to be fed 
cookies under the table. Computer majors 
need our help. 

These same computer majors, so olten 
mocked, overlooked and hidden under 
mounds of gray plastic and wires, have been 
the inspiration for the Campaign for Hickman 
Literacy (CHiL). In support of CHiL, the 
Humor Page has founded the "Read to a 
" ' ■ r" program, and I urge each 
and every one of you to pick a computer 
major to sponsor True, you may never get to 
reading to him. He may just need to sing the 
alphabet song over and over looking for Is 
and Os. Tliis is okay. Once your computer 
major learns about all Uie great computer- 
related things he can do witii language, he'll 
be okay. Why, within a month he may even be 
able to recite classic poeti-y— "Come live wiBi 
me and be my love"— to his Palm Pilot 

Disturbingly, though, computer majors 
represent only a small fraction of our cam- 
Ihe compulsion to donate our ^^.^ ^^^^ overlooked illiterate population 
establishing basic reading Hickman People™. They are also probabh 

Ladies, genflemen and people who wnte 
letters to tile editor, it is time for us to take a 
stand! Of all the pressing social issues con- 
fronting our nation today, perhaps none is 
more pertinent to a college commumty than 

Cafeteria Food. 
Wait, sorry, I mean this: 
(Someone pie; 

Literacy, n. The ability to read and com- 
prehend works of literary value, such as pic- 
ture books, novels and biblical exegesis, ^^^^^ ,.. 
resulting in a very normal understanding of c^^pujer 
and fondness lor the liberal arts. Popularly , -. 
.presumed lo be lacking in populations such as 
children wlio have not yet attended school, 
California surfers and U.S. presidents. 

How many of you read to a child at some 
point in tile last week? I'll bet it was a lot. 
Wait, am I allowed to hel around here? At any 
niic, I i-ao safely say dial al least a decent 
i,i,„ili(.r .-t us ilid, because we are .ill good 
s,.rvii i. iiiiiiilicl students, and good service- 
iiuimIi'iI siMiliiils are fundamentally alike in 

e populations, such 
and pUjJiiies. 

Hickman People™. They are also probably 
better off than some of that building's 
deni:fens. Comjiuter people are at least capa- 

ble of rudimentary communication 
teachers of hitro to Computing. Biology 
maioTon the other hand only comprehend 
Sufepictiires of cell photosynthesis^^ 

'^-^"*^ Zt™e iff rthal they feem 
majors are even worse on, " 

to understand things like ttiis X. which close- 
ly resemble die phrase "brain damage ahead" 
to tfie rest of us. The only people who seem 
to speak Enghsh in Hickman are dude, like, 
physics, like, maj... never mind. 

So you see, we must offer acceptance and 
support to all of our Hickman brothers and 
sis broUiers. Female English majors, teach 
tiie male biology majors the Dewey Decim il 
System. Male education majors' Lead sing 
alongsfor the female chemisti-y majors Male 
nursmg majors... well, we'll get help for you 
next week. Literacy is only the tip of the m 
berg, but 1 believe that it is a major hurdle to 
be approached before we work on Hickman 
social skills. Just think, if we can together 
create an educated, literate populace in 
Hickman, where then could we be stopped' If 
illiteracy is stamped out now in Hickman we 
can next semester set our goals to a higher 
level: next to lies, Uien to three-year-olds and 
puppies everywhere! 

All of tills and more can and must be 
accomplished dirough CHiL, the Campaign 
for Hickman Literacy. Although this program 
is brand new and still working to establish a 

. e for itself, advance word on the big CHiL 
.s such that letters of support are already 
pouring in. Here's one of them now: 

"As the only Hickman person witii gve 
majors and nine minors, 1 think CHiL win |„ 
great for bringing the rest of Hickman up lo 
my, like, standards! I've already founded a 
fundraiser for its support Just send all dona- 
tions to Advice D..." 

Hey! Embezzle in your own column! 

Mary Nikilytt encourages all other jmim 
psychology majors to participate in % 
Campaign for Hickman Literacy and readloa 
computer major today! 

s! Wtih die Humor Page's lielp, freshmar 
computer science major Adriel Lopei lea 
"No Roses for Harry" and thinks about 

Advice Dude, like, gives 
some advice and stuff 

Dfiir Advice Diitlc. 

I'm having lliis, like, problem willi my girl- 
friend. She always cooks the same thing! Not 
only that, but last week she chopped vegeta- 
bles on my counter WITHOUT A ClJTriNG 
BOARD. And she won't, like, clean my ciibi- 
nels. Dude, what's wrong with her? 

What did a nice Adventisl boy like me do lo 
deserve this? 

Dear Nice Advenlist Dude, 

Listen dude, you can't help the way she 
was raised. You gotta, like, ease her into your 
style of orderliness. Suggest things offliand 
like, "Can you sport tlie cutting board this 
time?" Bui say things with a kind word or she 
might (lip and dump your action. 

Dear Advice Dude. 

After you wrote lluit really cool tiling about 
tlic iH-ndiiluni in llickiiiao. I went Uiere and 
like, liiuked al il. il was a long way from 
Brock Uiul and I was like, tired, so I sat and 
y'know stared at il. Well. I tliink I must have 
hypuotized myself because I changed my 
major lo computiiij;! Help me', Advice Dude! 
I don't want lo be a Hickman person!!! 

s its ranks. In the past, the secret was 
kept by having the hypnotized just do com- 
puter programming all day in very dark 
rooms witli black lights while listening to 
trance music. Looks like not even Advice 
Dude can keep this secret hidden. 

Dear Advice Dude, 

How do you get butter stains out of denim? 
I tried carrying around a stick of butter in my 
pocket like you said, and it melted. Any other 

II butterless 

Dear Befuddled, 

Man, you need to sport the preventative 
action. Like put the butter stick in a plastic 
bag. Or you can go chipmunk style and carry 
butter in your cheeks ready to consume at a 
moment's notice. Oh and you could wear 
khaki more often. Butter doesn't show up as 
much on khaki as it does on denim. 

Send your questions for Advice Dude to Results are guaranteed 
to be... resulting. 

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Top ten introverts' pickup lines 

by Rob York 

10. Is it hot in here or am I sweating 
because you're standing nearby? 
9. Would you like to get to know me as 
much as I'll let you? 

8. 1 have a hard time letting go of bad rela- 
tionships. Want to have one? 
7. Can we go someplace quiet and private so 

Dear Depressed, 

Dude, like many otliers you have fallen for 
the trap. This is, like, a quandary of sorts. For 
you see, you have also exposed how Hickman 

Get help. 

6. Tve been sitting in the back of your class- 
es admiring you since academy. What are 
you doing this weekend? 
5. Would you like to read these pickup lines 
I wrote? 
4. Want to spend an evening not talking with 

3. Would you like to help me grow by invad- 
ing my space? 
2. 1 hate conflict so would you just say yes? 

Top ten reasons NOT to use 
Humor Page pickup lines 

9. Trust me, you look silly enougli 

8. People miglit sue you. 

7. People might sue me. 

6. Anyone worth pickbg up reaos u 

Humor Page and will recognize then^^^^ 

5. You can't afforii to pay me U"? "f ', „ 

4. Girls might mistAe you for a tlieo' 

"'^i°''- C f-IVtO"* 

3. You'd haye to join Campus Mew ^.^ 


the reaUy good ones and we both kno«) 

don't want thaL „«di"^ 

2. Save yourself the memonzation a 

buy a motorcycle. , ^voul^ 

1. They might worli, and then where 
you be? 

Funds raised 

gtudent workers run phone-a-thon, Page 2 




Airline Angel 

Stranger helps student get home, Page 8 

[The Southern Accent 


Tuesday, December 1 0, 2002 


\'<ilumc ,)«, Issue 12 

Merry Christmas, Southern! 









P. 10 
P. 12 

Student Missionaries 

trapped in the jungle 


Page 9 

I have often thought, says 
Sir Roger, it happens very 
well that Christmas should 
fall out in the middle of win- 

Joseph Addison 

Tuesday, December 

The Southern Accent 


raised with 
phone calls 

Development Services has trans- 
formed its pledge drive from an 
annual phone-a-thon into a year- 
round ministry and student-staffed 

Instead of having the drive once 
a year, Development has hired and 
trained five students to phone 
donors and solicit pledges in a low- 
pressure and non-threatening way 
tlirough the whole school year. 

Records Coordinator Linda 
Brooks said that in the past 
Southern, like many Adventist 
schools and institutions, would 
devote three or four grueling weeks 
and many staff and student's time to 
calling on donors to pledge funds 
for campus projects. 

But four years ago the plan of 
spreading the telephone fundrais- 
ing out over a longer time period 
witli only a few student callers was 
put into action with measurable sue- 

Vice-President of Advancement 
David Burghart believes not only 
has this pl^ raised funds more effi- 
ciently but it also has given student 
workers a chance to befriend and 
encourage donors. 

"It's more 'friend'-raising than 
fundraising," said student leader 
Sharon Harward. 

The students that work with 
Harward are Michelle Umboh. 
Charisse Roberts, Thad Schnoor 
and Mike Bushey. 

Umboh says they inevitably call 
people who are angry at beinn dis- 

Kenya trip set for breaj 

students plan to build a school, 

Joy Grabiner 

Sharon Harward. Charisse Rol 
a grin during work. 

turbed at home in the evening. "But 
we reach more people that like to 
hear from us than don't," she said. 

Roberts says that 80 percent of 
the calls she makes are to pleasant 
friends and supporters of Southern 
and that she's not only had the 
chance to pray with and encourage 
many of them, but that visiting with 
Ihem has lifted her spirits as well. 

Each student worker has had 

and minister to donors and alumni. 
Students work from 5:30 to 9:30 
p.m. Monday through Thursday. 
Harward says that they raise 
between S300 and $600 per day for 

Phow hy Uun. Cue 

projects such as hand bells. "But 
the donors decide (what project] 
tliey give to." Umboh added. 

Harward. who has participated 
in pledge drives at Monterey Bay 
Academy, feels that the method she 
is using now is more effective. "It's 
not just 'Give us your money. 
Goodbye'." she said. 

This is the first year that the 
three giris, all social work majors, 
have worked in this capacity. 
Bushey, a theology major, is also in 
his first year at this job. Schnoor, a 
religion major, is the only student 
who is in his second year of 

While most college students are 
packing their winter clothes for 
Christmas break, Devon Crews and 
24 other students are packing sum- 
mer clothes for the hot weather of 

Crews, a senior nursing major, 
decided to go on this mission trip as 
soon as she heard about it. She 
always wanted to see Africa and 
loves mission trips. This was the 
perfect opportunity for her. 

"My grandparents lived in Kenya 
and now I get to see the Africa they 
talked about," said Crews. 

Tliere are several other reasons 
Crews decided to spend Christmas 
in Africa. She wanted to have hands- 
on medical experience and it was a 
way to help others and make a dif- 
ference. The reward helping others 
will make the $1,800 she had to 
raise worth it. 

"I expect to grow closer to God 
by helping others," said Crews. ' 

Campus Ministries is sponsor- 
ing the trip to Kenya from 
December 24 to January 7. They 
will be working in a town called 
Olguma in Masai Land. Participants 
will be building a school, doing 
medical work and running a 
Vacation Bible School for the Masai 
children. The trip also includes a 
weekend in a beautiful game park 
called Masai Mara. 

Ken Rogers, campus chaplain, 
will be one of the eight faculty lead- 
ers going on this mission trip. He 
has participated in many mission 
trips and enjoys helping others. 

Rogers is expecting to gain 
many rewards from this trip. He is 
looking forward to the close rela- 

tionship that he hopes will 
with the Masai people. "^ 
This trip would not hav l 
possible for many of the sw% 
Southern had not fou„d>l 
hne tickets and helped ij 
some of the transporudorl 
whole tnp wouldn't be pog 
Campus Ministries didn't h 
connection in Kenya 

"I came in contact with k 
Aho through students \ 
been on mission trips and Hi 
Andy's son, 
Campus Ministries atteraptei'J] 
up a trip with Aho last year, buttf 
attacks on September U c 
those plans. 

Aho has been coordinating J 
sion trips in Kenya and TanzaiaJ 
the past four years. He h 
ized everything from small a; 
son church-building trips to S) 
son evangelistic 

The Ahos have lived inAfriai| 
the past 12 years ( 
work in Zambia, Kenya, Tani 
and Sudan. They began sharinjJ 
joy of mission work with A 
academy students in 1998. 

■^e have had ( 
come during the past tourj-ai 
said Aho. 

The Ahos wish they couldw 
dinate trips free of cost but s^l 
just isn't possible. They chargeiiT 
based on the amount of peo;fe| 
duration of the trip and the loa 
of the project 


$22.50 a day for transporia 
lodging and food," said Aho. Ij 
price also includes the wee 
Masai Mara. This rate is in 
sive compared to the p 
in Keya. 

The Southern Accent 

Rachel Bostic, editor 

Rob York, managing editor 

Students appreciate Diversity Weel 

Lillian Simon 


Thomas Wentwortli 

Coi-v EiirroH 

Ethan Nkana 

SrOHTS Reportch 

Justin Kobylka 


Amy Pittman 

Dennis Mayne 

Humor Columnist 

Judith Moses 

Staff ReroH-reR 

Kevin Leach 

lAVOur & Design 

Jonathan Edwards 

Heidi Martella 

Staff Ketorter 

Roger da Costa 

Onune Eduus 

Brian Wiehn 

Kristy Borowik 

liFEsnus Repoktcr 

Laura Cates 


Charisse Roberts 

SuBStRjmoN Manager 

Andrew Bermudez 

Ashley Snyder 


Jessica Landess 

AD\'EtmsrNG Ma-vacer 

Dolly Porawski 

Adam Buck 


Greg Rumsey 

A survey conducted at the close 
of Diversity Week (Nov, 18-21) found 
that students thought the events 
were fairly educational and culturally 
diverse and indicated that other cul- 
tures should receive more attention. 
The Diversity Committee is now 
evaluating the week and determin- 
ing how tliey could improve for next 
year. The student survey was part of 
the evaluation. 

Statistics compiled by the 
Diversity Committee show an aver- 
age meal attendance of about 650 
people. More people were able to 
participate in the cultural awareness 
tills way. said Safawo GuUo. chair of 
the Diversity Committee. 

"I was very pleased with the out- 
come, wiUi Uie success of Uie pro- 
gram," Gullo said. 

The essence of the survey shows 
tiiat students desire to know more 
about oUier cultures and ways to 
relate to a diverse population of peo- 

"In [the] future, 1 would like to 
learn more about what one should 
and should not do when visiting 
tiiese countries." one student said in 
tlie survey. 

Nine student organizations par- 

ticipated in the mid-day and evening 
programs through table displays and 
performances. A panel of 11 faculty 
and staff members judged the organ- 

The clubs were assessed accord- 
ing to organization, creativity, educa- 
tional value, portrayal of culture, 
time vested in preparation and per- 
formance and overall impacL 

The ASEANS and Young 
Republican Clubs received the high- 
est awards of money for their table 
displays and show performance. 
Student reactions, gauged in the sur- 
vey, found tiiat the ASEANS per- 

formance was the most enlEj 

"nie cuisine was also evanJ , 
the survey. Thirty-three peofftj 
the cuisine, two did notai*"] 
liked it sometimes. 

"I think the new dishes St 
adopted [into] the regular c 
menu " said one student j^ 
student praised food diver^^ 
recommended a more wo^ 
theme in the cafeteria men"^ J 
Students, in die survey,^ 
wanted to see French j^ 
Australian, and Ind'^,'^] 
resented more dunngl^l^"^ 

ty weeks. 

toppings coroe to^eftn 

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hiESDAY, December 10, 2002 

The Southern Accent 3 

Bietz addresses student 
inquires at convocation' 

In the Christmas spirit 

At Thursday's convocation. 
Southern president Gordon Bietz 
answered a wide variety of ques- 
Uons from Southern students and 
revealed some of administration's 
plans for the school's future. 

SA President Jared Thurmon. 
serving as the forum's moderator, 
began the program by reading 
Bietz a series of questions written 
down by students. Students in 
attendance where then able to 
pose a question to Bietz through 
microphones supplied by SA offi- 
cers and senators 

One written question asked 
Biet/ what would be done to 
improve diversity on Lampus. "We 
probably will be doing scholar- 
ships for more mmonty students," 
Bietz said "We seek to recruit stu- 
denK among diverse populations." 
Biety' also apologized to minority 
students who "dont feel comfort- 
able on campus 

Several questions were directed 
to Bietz on the subject of campus 
food services In order to accom- 
modate students Bietz said that 
administration was Lonsidering 
extending the cafetena's serving 
hours, particularly between 4 and 
5 p.m, but warned that his could 
result in higher tuition. Bietz 
asked for a show of hands among 
students in attendance. Most stu- 
dents raised their hands in support 
of extending serving hours. "(Vice 
President for Student Services 
Bill) Wohlers is floating that idea 
by your senate," Bietz said, 

Junior English major Gabriel 
Henton asked Bietz if there would 
be an effort by the cafeteria to sup- 
ply "more healthful food." Henton 
said that he had talked to Earl 
Evans, Southern's director of food 
services, and found out that previ- 

ous attempts to supply a vegan 
food line had been scrapped 
because students using the vegan 
food where ridiculed by otlierstu- 
dents. Bietz again asked for a show 
of hands, for those students who 
would want would use a vegan food 
line if it were returned. A large 
number of students in attendance 
raised their hands. 

Bietz defended the food ser\ac- 
es tliat Southern already has, say- 
ing that most universities "don't 
hold a candle" to Southern's. "Our 
goal is to provide good food in an 
environment that will be prosper- 
ous," Bietz said. "(The food at 
some universities) costs less, but 
you get what you pay for." 

Bietz's answers also revealed a 
set of future plans that the univer- 
sity is considering. Senior intercul- 
tural communication major 
Veruschka Valenzuela asked Bietz 
what would be done about parking 
on campus. Long-term, a three- 
level parking garage is planned 
between the Collegedale Seventh- 
day Adventist Church and lies PE 
Center, he said. "Unfortunately, it's 
going to get worse before it gets 
better," Bietz said of Southern's 
parking difficulties. 

Sophomore theology major 
Roger Becker asked Bietz if there 
would be an effort to provide a 
larger eating area for students. 
Bietz respoiuled that there would 
be none right away because the 
cafeteria has been expanded in the 
last five years. There is a possible 
new location, but it is long range," 
Bietz said. "You probably won't be 

Over the course of the forum, 
Bietz revealed that Southern plans 
to "phase out" vans in the motor 
pool with better vehicles, complete 
a new wellness center which will 
better accommodate Southern's 
gymnastics program, allow alumni 

who sign up to mentor current stu- 
dents and, over the next two years. 
refine a new computer system that 
will allow students to check on 
their financial statements online. 

Senior wellness major Dioxi 
Martinez expressed concern that 
expansion might have negative 
side effects, such as teachers fac- 
ing an overwhelming number of 
students in their classes. "Has it 
been considered that expansion 
may interfere with the mission at 
Southern?" she asked. 

Bietz said that enrollment will 
have to stop expanding eventually. 
"At some point we lose the nature 
of the Southern experience," Bietz 
said. "We can't grow forever." 

Some of Bietz's answers 
revealed an unwillingness to make 
changes. One example was that of 
required worships and vespers, 
"Southern Adventist University is a 
faith-based institution." Bietz said. 
"Classes and chapels and required 
convocations are something that I 
don't anticipate changing. (They 
are) such an integral part of the 
Soutliern experience," 

Bietz said that Southern will 
never adapt a competitive spurts 
program because "A few peupl- 
(would be) playing and the rt si ari 
couch potatoes. While lie said 
there will be more online classes in 

ichool's future, he 


there will never bv ihr "[inl- 
and vision" of the Stilnnl \l. . 

Bietz was asked wliy ilii> mm 
being donated for the Passing ' . 
Mantle statue could not have iv 
used to fund another project. B 
defended the statue's symb'olisiti, 

"Any institution of higlier edu- 
cation will have visual representa- 
tion of their mission on campus, " 
he said. "I don't apologize for th;it 

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students on CNN 

Burnham in the running 
for city commission seat 

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more ambiguous. 

On the issue of annexation, Burnham said 
that he supports letting the dti2ens of whatev- 
er area that Collegedale might incorporate vote 
whether they want to be appropriated. 

Since graduating from Soutliern Adventist 
University in 1974, Klti liiiriili;mi has worked 
at the Collegedale I'osl Olfia'. Many in the 
Collegedale area recogiii/c his friendly face 
beViind the post office counter. 

t'!!!!^!!°!!^Jif','!!!!^£^^J^JZ°" Wh^n'^W how he"feels abouTS'eTof 
harassment and intimidation that have dogged 
the police department in recent years. 
Burnliam feels that tliere should be a police 
re\iew board "to take anybody's disfavor to." 

Burnham suggests putting citizens who 
have a good relationsliip with both citizens and 
police on the board, and suggested Ed Lamb, 
wlio previously served as chair of the Social 
r974°and'lias ^'^'^^ ^^ Family Studies department at 
Southern for many years, as one possible 
board member. Rather than have the commis- 
sion discuss whether or not the police have 
acted inappropriately, the police board would 
investigate the cliarges and if they cannot 
come to a decision, "then the commissioners 
can step in," Burnham said. 

On the issue of beer sales witlun city limits, 
Burnham supports allowing the RaceTrac and 
Golden Gallon gas stations to sell beer, but 
would not support giving more beer licenses. "I 
am inclined to feel that... we get so much rev- 
enue [from RaceTrac and Golden Gallon) that 
to de-annex we would lose a lot," he said. 
Citizens interested in calling Burnham at 
have bauble doing so. Due to his work sched- 
ule, people are encouraged to reach liim at the 
Grand Slam shop, because he doesn't own a 
phone at home. "I'm at the post office all day. 
then 1 go to work at tlie card shop, so by the 
time 1 get home I'm tired." he said. 

Burnham insists that lus decision to run for 

Collegedale city government does not make 

him a politician, "It's not political, " he said. "In 

order for someone to want to run for commis- 

just got I 

in the next Collegedale commission election, 

Burnham is running for one of the two city 
commission seats available in spring's city elec- 
tion. Burnham is decorated war hero, having 
served in tlie Viebiam War in 1968. where he 
received heavy shrapnel wounds to his chest 
and face. Burnham has tlie familiarity of having 
worked in the city's post office for 30 years, has 
volunteered to keep the scores and statistics 
for Southern's Rees Series 
owned the Grand Slam Sports Cards shop in 
Chattanooga since March of 1995. Despite 
tliese accomplishments. Burnham feels his 
greatest qualification for office is tliat he knows 
"practically everybody" in Collegedale. 

Burnham first took an interest in 
Collegedale's city government before tlie last 
city election It was the city government before 
that election that perked Burnham's interest. 
Thai's the set of commissioners that annexed 
all that land without letting the people know." 
Burnham said. 

Collegedale's commission's current com- 
mission has occasionally found itself split 
between two "factions": with Johnson. Vice 

Mayor Jimmy EUer and 'commissioner Cliuck ll',,!'™^" S^„';„'^n.!!?"!'S. 

Whidden on one side and witli Ashlock and 

Fuller on the other. Ashlock and Fuller's 

efforts related the Collegedale Police 

Department and keeping beer sales out of 

Collegedale's city limits have been stymied 

because they have been outnumbered on the 

commission. Eller and Whidden's seats are 

open in the spring election, and while Whidden 

has said he will not seek re-election, Eller has 

not said whether he will or not 

Burnham has said tliat feels that, "Some of 

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The Southern Accent 5 

Southern Adventist University 

Doing Business As The 


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Book Review 

BookReview yy 

"Fried Green Tomatoes 

Chattanooga residents had Ihe 
opportunity dunng the month of 
Novimber to vote on 
Chattanooga's first book for its 
city wide reading initiative known 
as -A Tale for One City" Fannie 
Fiaggs southern novel "Fried 
Grei.n Tomatoes at the Whistle 
Slop Cafe" won with 31 percent of 
the 2,000 votes cast. 

Other nominees for "A Tale for 
One City" included: "Tuesdays 
with Morrie," "Walking Across 
Egypt." "All Over But the 
Shoutin'." and "The 

Autobiography of Miss Jane 

Chattanooga is not the first city 
to hold a city-wide reading initia- 
tive program. Cities across the 
country are encouraging citizens 
to take an interest in reading and 

However, Chattanooga is the 
6r5t to hold a popular vote for 
choosing a book for the program 
With the voting over an ' 
chosen those taking part 

iding "Fried 

Green Tomatoes" between the 

months of January and April in 

2003. Schools, book clubs, com- 
munity groups and families are 

encouraged to start reading the 

book and discussing it in groups 

and forums. 

The book "Fried Green 

Tomatoes" was nominated for a 

, PuhUer Prize and it remained on r. = — - 

book The New York Times best-seller and background information 
,. ini. lij, ,„^ 35 „eeks. The book was Fannie Flagg's books are available 

later turned into a screenplay co- at thewebsite. 

scripted by Fannie Flags for the 
1991 film starring Mary Stuart 
Masterson Mary-Louise Parker, 
Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates. 
Random House's web information 
on the book describes the setting 
in which Mrs. Thread-goode 
shares her hfe story in that tradi- 
tional Southern storyteUing man- 
ner while also sharing bits and 
pieces about Whistle Stop Cafe in 
1930s Alabama. 

The Chattanooga Times praises 
the book in its review. "The people 
in Miss Fiaggs book are as real as 
the people in books can be. If you 
put an ear to the pages, you can 
almost hear the characters speak. 
The writer's imaginative skill 
transforms simple, everyday 
events into complex happenings 
that take on universal meanings." 
For more information about 
Fannie Flagg and her book "Fried 
Green Tomatoes at the Whistle 
Stop Cafe" check out the website 

Reading guides, book 

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Find cheap deals for holiday travel 

Kri^ty Borowik 

Plane tickets are expensive. 
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here are a few tips to find the best 
price for your flight: 

■Purchase your tickets as soon 
as possible. The longer you wait, 
the higher price you arc likely to 

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the morning, your price could be 
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you see.. Shop around. 

-See if you can fly out of a major 
airport. For example, driving a lit- 
tle farUier to Atlanta instead of fly- 
ing out of Chattanooga could save 
you money. 

There are many websites to 
choose from to purchase your hol- 
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few choices. Note that it may be 
best simply to visit the airline's 
actual website (i.e., VAVw.del- 

For "the best kept secret in 

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rental cars, condo rentals and 
vacation packages. 

Travelocity promises to take 
you home for the holidays and 
beyond at 
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vacation packages as well as a last 
minute deal option. 

For student deals, visit . This site also 
offers forecasts and explains new 
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Upcoming Christmas Events 

Christmas Variety Concert 

Featuring Morning Song 

Artists Steve Darmody and 

Jennifer LaMounlain with 

guests Rudy Micelli, Kelly 

Mowrer. and Valor 

When: December 12 at 7:30 


Where: Memorial Auditorium 

Contact For tickets: 1-800-621- 

3059, or stop by the Adventist 

Book Center 

Cost Adults; $15, Students: $5 

with 1. D. 

School of Music Christinas 

Symphony and Opera 

"Enchanted Garden of 


When: December 14 at 8:00 


When: December 14 al 3;30 

p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 

When: Running through 



January 4, 2003 

Where; Collegedale Church 

Where: Tivoli Theater 

Open Nightly 6 - 9 p.m. 

Contact 642-8497 

Where: Rock City 

HoUday NighUight Parade 

Cost $10. S17, $19 

Contact 706-820-2531 

When: December 14 at 6;00 

Cost $11.95/adults, free park- 


Holiday Lights, Reindeer. 


Where: Downtown 

and Santa Clause 


When: December 13 - 21 

"Deck the FaUs" 

Where: Chattanooga Zoo 

When: Open daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m 

The Nutcracker BaUet 

Contact 697-1322 

Where: Ruby Falls 

Presented by Chattanooga 

Cost S3/aduUs 

Contact 821-2544 

Ballet and Chattanooga 

Cost $U.50/adults 

"Dive Into Wmter" 
When: Running tW»^ 
February 23, 2003. Feed^ 
and Special Exhibits sho^v«« 
daily 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. 
Where: Tennessee Aquar.'"" 
Contact l-800-262-0()95 

"The Nutcracker SD" j,j 
When: Showings = , 
through Friday at 12 ana 

Where: Tennessee Atl" 
IMAX 3D Theater 
Contact 26W)698 
Cost $7.25 

:f;::^^^rDKE MBER lo, 2002 

The Southern Accent 7 


Become a hero to someone this hohday season 

Ive always been skeptical of 
. L^ nie word "hero" just seems 
::sed and is applied to almost 

one who earns millions pitching 
fhiU or recording a song. For this 
I have never claimed to have 
g hero. Just because someone can 
Hrkle another player or can give an 
Iqaenl speech does not make 
tjiem worthy of being my hero 

A few weeks ago. however, 1 had 
to ^vrile down three heroes and why 
Ichoos.' them. Having no heroes. I 
had to give the assignment some 
Hioufiht Tlie word hero has become 
acliche, sol had to seek help from 
the dictionary to clarily who might 
I to as my hero. Located just 
■■lenealh'Tierniated" (which does not 
i,umi pleasant). I found "hero" 
to essentially means any person 
I idmired for courage, nobility, 
length of character or other 
;|nirable qualities. Luckily, it men- 
gned nothing about being famous 
m wealthy. With that definition in 
pnd, 1 easily jotted down three peo- 

Armstrong was 
my only famous 
hero 1 did not 

fought hard to accomplish his goal; 
He has also unbelfishly encouragea 
and supported thousands of cancer 
victimb and survivors His book "It's 
Not About the Bike is definitely 
worth a read 

Valene Radu, my academic advi- 
sor, also made the list. She fights for 
the rights of others, equality and 
social justice and inspires her stu- 
dents to do the same. Amazingly, she 
juggles being a mom of twins, a wife, 
a professor at Soutliern. the Social 
Work program director, a doctorial 

student and a mentor to all her stu- 
dents, as well as being responsible 
for many other projects on and off 
campus. No matter how "blah" 1 may 
feel when I enter her office. 1 always 
leave inspired that I can accomplish 
inything I set out to do and will be 
jod at it as well. 
Third on my hero list is my friend 
Nate Joy. We've been friends for the 
past 11 years. It was during our first 
conversation that Nate became my 
hero. I was horribly shy back then 
and my school was on a camping trip 
at Lake Tahoe. My friends had wan- 
dered off. leaving me alone as we 
walked down to the lake that night 1 
was frightened that 1 would make a 
wrong turn and wander around in 
the strange California woods all 
night and no one would notice 1 was 
missing. Out of nowhere this skinny 
blonde guy from Maine started talk- 
ing to me. 1 had never known anyone 
from Maine before, but ever since 
that Tahoe trip, he's helped keep me 
focused on my path through life. He 
s content in almost any situation. He 

does everything above and beyond 
what is required. And everyone who 
knows Nate, loves Nate. He is defi- 
nitely someone I'd like lo be like. 

Having a hero is easy. BEING a 
hero is more complicated. Are you a 
person your friends can look up too? 
If die people you know had to make 
a list of the people they admire, 
would they consider your name for 
the list? We are an influence to the 
people around us. A 12-year-old may 
look toward you as an example for 

what kind of attitude to have toward 
church, people you don't like, or 
obeying traffic laws. A friend may 
call to tell you about the wonders of 
being liigh" but really may need 
you to remind them that drugs are 
not okay A busy mom may need you 
to help rake die leaves in her yard. A 
local agency may need a few hours of 

Be a hero this week. Do some- 
tliing you can be admired for. 

— — — n 

Spiritual health as important as physical 


_\\li) (io we stress so much on 
e, diet and health so much? Is 

.J conscientious 

t how we look? Is it all about 

fee? Are we really all fat and 

} Why do we need to stay 


Sod created us and presented us 
irst, frue health plan. He gave us 
|ghl. fresh air, water and nutri- 
o keep our bodies 
■and pure so we can honor and 
jC Him to the best of our abili- 
I Ultimately, spirituality is the 
iway lo keep healthy, because if 

; have f^th the Lord will discipline 
us and motivate us to sustain a bal- 
anced lifestyle. 

Balance is the key to welfriess. 
Believe it or not, eating too much of 
something "good" is not necessarily 
good for you. In Proverbs, there are 
many verses pertaining to indul- 
gence and satisfaction. "It is not 
good to eat much honey; so to seek 
one's own glory is not glory" 
Proverbs 25:27 states tliat gluttony is 
not an act of honoring God. In con- 
trast, someone who is abstemious 
and one who controls their self- 
indulgences can benefit themselves. 
not only pertain to 

dieU but also widi exercise other 
aspects such as emotional needs and 
psychological needs. Spiritually, you 
can balance all these aspects of well- 
ness by starting off the day with 
prayer to give guidance and preparti- 
tion for die day 

In 3 John 1:2 it states "Beloved. I 
pray that you may prosper in all 
things and be in health, just as your 
-soul prospers." Health correlates 
with spirituality and it is imperative 
to search Christ with all our hearts 
because if our minds are active and 
our bodies are energized we can 
communicate God clearly and effec- 

Mentoring offers role models to children 

'.. . _,i..^l Inn., whn thpv ai 

i my hand and encouraged 

"e hiked up ML LeConte in 

Imoltey Mountains. A high 

Bl student always let me stand 

^ her and brush her long, black 

My mom's Mend let me bake 

s at her house. Ms. Brenda 

■ look us on special Sabbath 

," camping liips. These people 

'? few hours from Uleir lives to 

* feel just a little bit more 

. ^ had a great plan in the begin- 

I Men and women were sup- 

•"eel married, raise their chil- 

""0 follow God's guidelines. 

' ""Iher and father were to pro- 

' Md "^ '""'"'"" ""'' ""P""^' 
ren in a positive way to 
•nem to grown into emotion- 
'hy adults. Somewhere 
r™»8 went terribly wrong, 
rv percem of children do not 
■""Iheir father. During the past 

^^ y^^^ the divorce rate has dou- 
bled. The number of outof-wedlock 
births has tripled. Many children are 
forced to grow up witliout a consis- 
tent, positive influence from male 
and female role models. 

Even in a church setting, about 30 
percent of youth need a mentor. In 
the book of James, God promises to 
be a latlier to the fadierless. 

So what can you do to help? first, 
and a youth. Get to know them and 
show them you care. Show interest 
in things Uiey like to do. Let their par- 
ents know you're willing to help out 
and spend time with their child. Let 
them know you're there to help, not 
to replace diem. 

Make sure you show die youth, 
by your actions, how a responsible 
adult should behave. They nouce 
everydiing you do, so make sure you 
portray good work eOiics and a posi- 
tive lifestyle. 

Building a relationship with one 
youdi at a time is usually most elfec- 
dve. After some time, you wdl devel- 
op a relationsWp widi the youdi Uiat 

will gradually shape who they 
and how Uiey think. It doesn't take a 
lot of time from your schedule. Just a 
few hours a week will do. You don t 
even have to be "good wiUi kids. 
Just be willing to make a new friend. 
1 chose to help youth by becom- 
ing involved in a local PaOifinder 

and 1 also get to go snow skiing, 
learn tet aide, make a cool basket, 
survive camping in ZWegree weath- 
er and go bike riding at the beach^ 
I'm shy, I'm not outgoing or good 
witti kids I'm not even a hard-core, 

But Uie important part of my 
involvement witti PadtCnders is what 
S do Over die years 1 have devel- 
oped relationships widi s»nif aw"^ 
some youth and have learned that 
more tiian just living for rayseU. in 
,=ome small way, I pray I nave 
'Enacted their lives positively and 

1^^ Ifbai I care about diem, 
shown diem that i tai c au ., , 

Ty it! Change someone s life for 

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Airline angel helps student Web site to support 
get home for Thanksgiving Sow 1 Billion initiative! 


"Do you go to Southern?" asked the mis- 
chievously good-looking guy as he sat down 
next to me in the Chattanooga airport. I 
should have known at that moment my trip 
home for Thanksgiving would be an eventful 
one. but I was momentarily oblivious to that 
fact! This was definitely a new excuse for 
conversation. He revealed that he went to 
1 Southern but had "mis- 
I placed" his ID card. 1 
^^^^ thought this was very 
^W^^^ interesting especially 

Mh '^B ^'"'^ ^ ''''' "^''^'' '^''" 

■^ ^^H him on campus, but I 

^E ^»4^H played along with his lit- 

^^^^^H tie charade until the 

^^^^^H attendant called for 

^^*-^^™ Delta flight 4372. 


looked up and noticed that one of the first 
class passengers, a young businesswoman, 
was waiting for me. "! heard you talking to 
the stewardess," she said. "I'm a plabnunri 
member of this airline - come with me. 
Tired hungry, and wilUng to do just about 
anything, I followed. Up the escalator, 
through the doors, past the Unes of waiting 
people, I followed. "Why is she heipmg 
me?." I wondered. "She has her own plane to 

She flashed her membership card 
through the members only door and 
motioned for me to follow. When we got to 
the desk she told the desk worker that she 
"must get me on a flight tonight" The work- 
er began to protest about flights and delays, 

,^ ,^. but my "guardian angel" was persistent. 

I boarded my plane After a few moments the worker replied, 

expecting to take off 
momentarily, but 

instead we remained on 
the ground for 45 minutes due to air traffic. 
Looking at my watch, I knew that I would 
miss my connecting flight from Atlanta to 
Chicago if we didn't leave soon, I walked up 

iginal flight was delayed. You have 
30 minutes till it leaves." I couldn't believe it! 
Everyone had told me it was gone, but I did- 
n't ask questions I just ran. 

Sitting on the plane. I wondered why this 
busy woman (a Washington DC. attorney) 
would take the time to help a college student 

to a stewardess in first class and expressed get home for Thanksgiving at the expense of 
my concern. The stewardess mumbled missing her own flight As I thought, I real- 
something about having no control over the ized that an element of human love and corn- 
situation and I returned to my seat. I called passion still does exist in the world. It mani- 
tlie airline's 800 number where an operator fests itself in the form of rare, loving indivJd- 
informed me thai my flight from Atlanta had uals. 
left and there were no other flights available P.S. It turns out the guy from the airport 

that night. I was distraught My brother, 
who I hadn't seen in three months, was 
home and I wanted to spend as much time as 
possible with my family and friends. The 
last thing I wanted to do was spend the 
evening in Atlanta. 

As I walked off the plane, I was again told 

really does attend Southern, so I guess I 
learned two important lessons this 
Thanksgiving: 1. Don't jump to conclusions 
thinking that "Do you go to Southern?" is 
always just a pick-up line. 2. And more 
importantly. God still uses people as His 
angels even today to help Southern students 

my flight had left On the verge of despair. I make it home for Thanksgiving. 

Ray Dabrowski / ANN 

■ Nbvs Network 
The recently unveiled Sow 1 Billion 
gelistic initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church to reach one bUlion homes around 
the worid in the next 18 months will have an 
integrated approach on the Internet At a 
November 17 meeting in Las Vegas, the 
Adventist-Laymen Services and Industries 
technology committee endorsed a plan to 
develop a comprehensive Web application to 
maximize the initiative's objectives. 

"We are particularly excited about the Sow 
1 Billion initiative and how technology and 
the Internet can be utilized to respond to the 
requests from around the worid for Bible 
studies." said Dan Houghton of Hart 
Research Center, Chairman of the ASI 
Technology Conunittee. 

The committee discussed the logistics of 
making the project a success and met with 
representatives of the Voice of Prophecy 
Bible Correspondence School whose 
"Discover" and other Bible lessons, available 
in 66 languages, have been popular around 
the world. 

In order to achieve the anticipated results, 
the initiative will rely on the global availability 
of Bible study guides in the languages repre- 
sented by the church. The use of the Internet 
will be one of several response options avail- 
able to the church in its evangelistic activities. 
The Web application for Sow 1 Billion will 
aim to coordinate the availability of Bible 
courses currently offered by the church in 
nearly 135 Bible correspondence schools 
internationally. The goal of Sow 1 Billion is to 
distribute one billion special brochures, or 
"tracts," inviting people to study the Bible 

school. Church leaders say the far-reactbl 
project will require cooperation andpartSI 
tion at all levels of the world church. 

The mission of the ASI technology ca 
mittee is to bring together a group of btiAl 
minds to consider ways to harness tecliMfcl 
gy more effectively for the sharing olfel 
gospel around the worid," Houghton 
"One of the major benefits of the commitiftil 
learning about initiatives that a ' 
and how various ministries and _ 

can coordinate efforts for maximum becjl 
for the mission of the church," he says, 

Houghton further explains that the ca_ 
mittee's interests include developing spetil 
applications for evangelism, online Bitil 
Study, language translation and the disbiiti 
tion of written materials around the waii|| 
online education initiatives, and r 
the use of the Internet "Our committeeiil 
evaluates the latest tools and inventions, ji| 
lately we have become interested ii 
how to establish infrastructures for disbib(| 
ing content in a PDA format ; 
Internet," he adds. 

According to Houghton, the inlenialBip 
Web site of the Sow 1 Billion initiative siSq 
ready by September 2003. 

Chinese Adventists celebrate centenary 

Bettina Krause/ANNI 

Sivt-nih-day Adventists in Hong Kong 
recently celebrated 100 years of Adventist 
work among Chinese people, with two days of 
events tlial recalled past accomplishments, 
and highlighted future challenges. "One hun- 
dred years of community service" was a cen- 
tral theme of tlie celebrations. Adventist lead- 
ers vowed to enter tlie new century witli 
renewed emphasis on making the church a 
visible, positive presence in society through 
education, health care, and humanitarian 


Pastor Jan Paulsen, president of the 
Adventist worid church, visited Hong Kong to 
participate in the celebrations, which began 
November 15. On Saturday morning more 
than 1,000 people filled the main auditorium 
of Hong Kong Polytechnic University for a 
three-hour festival of music, drama and pre- 

"It is important to remember the past," 
Paulsen told those gathered for the event "It 
is important to honor the men and women 
who have brought us to this moment But the 
future is where we are going to live." Down 
through the ages God's people have seen 
themselves as pilgrims, as people on a jour- 
ney, said Paulsen. They are conscious that 
this is not their permanent home — God is 

preparing something else." Paulsen acknowl- 
edged that the life of a pilgrim can be difficult, 
but urged believers never to lose faith in the 
future. "Do not let anyone deprive 
you of the certainty that you are a child of 
God. destined for the kingdom. 

During the Sabbath morning celebration 
young people performed a drama highlight- 
ing pivotal moments in the early Adventist 
work in tlie region. Chinese Adventists trace 
the beginning of missionary outreach among 
Chinese people to Abram La Rue, who arrived 
in Hong Kong in 1888. La Rue, an American, 
was in his mid-sixties when he began his 
work. He was a shepherd and woodcutter 
with no formal training as a pastor — a fact 
that, along witii his age, led the General 
Conference to reject his request to serve as a 
missionary to China. Undeterred, La Rue 
found his own way to Hong Kong where his 
work paved the way for J. N. Anderson, the 
church's first official missionary to China, 
who arrived in 1902. 

Gerald Christiansen, an 88-year-old former 
missionary to China, was among a small 
group of honored missionaries at a Sabbath 
afternoon program at Tai Po Sam Yuk 
Secondary School. Christiansen, who first 
traveled to China in 1939, called the growth of 
the church among Chinese people a "great 
accomplishment of the Lord." 

"You, the young generation, God is calling 
you today to take up the torch into the new 
century," Christiansen told the hundreds of 
young people m the audience. 

Pastor James Wu, president of the Chinese 
Union Mission, agreed that the centennial cel- 
ebration was a time for looking to the future 
of the church's work among Chinese commu- 
nities around the world. "We hope through 
this centennial celebration our young people, 
our new generation of ministers, will catch 
the spirirof our pioneers who were so dedi- 
cated, so sacrificing," he said. "We hope this 
spirit Viill be on fire in our new generation." 

The administrative headquarters of the 
church in Hong Kong is known as the 
Chinese Union Mission. Although it primarily 
oversees church operations in Hong Kong, 
Taiwan and Macau, its mission is not confined 
to one geographical region, but extends to 
Chinese people wherever they live around the 

There are some 13,000 Adventists in Hong 
Kong, Taiwan and Macau, and the Adventist 
Church m these countries operates four hos- 
pitals and medical clinics, along with 12 
kindergartens, schools, and colleges. The 
approximately 300,000 Adventist beUevers in 
the People's Republic of China operate under 
the umbrella of the state-approved Three-Self 


local churchl 


Compiled by Suzanne Dotdn 

Bowman HiUs SDA church 

December 14 

The church band will perfora 
ing the church service. A special I"! 
offering will be collected 

McDonald Road SDA cliurcli 

December 7 m1ip<^I 

Pastor Crutcher will present"" | 
mon -Leftovers For The KinU 
December 14 
Communion Sabbadi 

December IS .r,nnmi»* 

Christmas Banquet at 5.30 P" 

Church's Family Center. 
CoUegedale SDA church 

December 5-7 ■m\^'^\ 

Live Nativity at 7:00 pmn«»"'^j 

will be held along the srdew^'^,,,^ 
the parking lots of Spalding CK 
and the CoUegedale Churcn. , 

December 14 w 

Spalding /"^"'"'"Jrfl^L 
CoUegedale Academy ihoii^ y| 
ent musical selections donni, ■ 

December 24 Can'"^ 

Musical Christmas tve ■-" 
Service at 6:00 p.m. 

student mis sionaries spend the night in the jungle 


Carlos Quintero, a student missionary in 
Guyana, South America, is serving as a 
dean at an Adventist school. The following 
excerpt from Carlos' recent email describes 
some frightening moments from his life in 

On the 2nd of November, a Sabbath 
afternoon, 1 was relaxing on my hammock. 
Jesse (Knight] came into the room and 
mentioned the fact that we were ,in some 
foreign land and had done a lot of laying 
around on our free time. We decided that 
we would take a "short" Sabbath afternoon 
walk, so off I went with Jesse. J^remie, and 
Jon. Soon after rain started pouring, but we 
didn't really care. 

At the back of the school a little ways we 
found a trail that leads into the jungle and 
decided to feed our curiosity. It is so beau- 
tiful out there! 

Forty minutes later we decided the rain 
was a bit heavy so we turned around and 
headed back in the direction we had come 
from, or at least we thought so! The trail 
didn't seem to be where we had left it so we 
tried to follow the sun (it sets in front of the 
school, past the river). 

The problem was that with all the rain 
we couldn't really tell where the sun was, 
the light was coming from all directions. 
We kept changing our minds about where 
we should go. The sun would be setting 
soon and we started to worry a bit. We 
shouted "HELP" a couple of times, but the 
trees out there seemed to just swallow our 
words up! 

The guys kept asking me to lead 
because "1 had experience with the Jungle", 
but the places that 1 have walked through 
in Colombia are nothing like this! 

We prayed out loud and hoped for the 
best as we tried to walk in a straight line in 
the chosen direction... 

Total dismay overwhelmed us when half 
an hour later we end up in the same exact 
spot where we had prayed! It was almost 
5:30 p.m. and we did not want to spend the 
night in the jungle. 

Our hearts jumped when we heard an 
outboard engine in the distance and we ran 
in that direction. The noise stopped and we 
tned to focus and keep walking in a 
straight line until we ended up at a big 
swamp (Anacondas' favorite place to hang 

^eaUzed that we weren't going anywhere 
and prayed again. I tell you, the devil really 
plays tncks on your mind out there * 

Every once in a while we'd see a clear- 
ing and get our hopes up, only to get there 
and be surrounded by the same thick jun- 
gle We were running out of energy, I 
hydrated my mouth with the raindrops 
caught m the banana leaves (no bananas 
anywhere though!). Huge ants and blood- 
suckmg (lies were all over the place. 

Jesse climbed a tree, hoping to see the 
nver or something... trees and more trees 
big and small, but Just that, trees! After 
hours of walking we still seemed to be in 
the middle of it all. I was starUng to wonder 
what we would eat and how we would sur- 
vive there until someone would find us. 

Looking at each other for options with- 
out success, we prayed out hearts out and 
kept walking. Out of nowhere popped out a 
trail, which seemed to have been beat 
down recently We ran and came upon a 
banana plantation that had been cut down. 
The leaves were still green. 

The trail kept going and took us to what 
seemed to be an abandoned farm; we 
almost turned around, but I saw a house! 
We ran like mad men and started scream- 
ing, "Hello! Anybody home?" A little girl 
popped out the window and yelled "Daddy, 
daddy!" and kept pointing at us in amaze- 

I told the guy what had happened and 
asked how could get back to the school. He 
pointed us to the river and told us that the 
path by the water should take us home. I 
will never forget the feeling when I saw 
that house from the distance, and the faces 
of those folks as they saw four white boys 
coming from their farm with torn pants, 
nasty t-shirts and dripping sweat. 


getting dark so we just looked for 
spot far ti-om the swamp and 

■ spending 

a decent 

1 could not believe we w 
"e night in the jungle with 
tammocks. nothing! Of course we didn't 
tw ""^ "•«= Sabbath walk to end up Uke 
- lacked any kind of outdoors 

thii^'f"'" ^'"' ^ Pocketknife and good 
'"e Jon wears his watch everywhere! 

Was h *"" ^""'^ '""^ """^lly '°"eb. I 
^ nungry, thirsty and exhausted. We 
whil '^'''''S for the sun to come up. 

"Sht to waft a,' Mo''a',^'' ""''' ""' '"°''^'' 
?": Plan 

""'"""d noise had 

go in the direction the 
come from. Soon we 


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To listen, visit 
Available at the Collegedale ABC. 

Tuesday, December lo, 2002 


Letters to the editor 

Diabetics unfairly represented 

To the editor. 

1 felt that I need to comment on 
an article tliat you printed this last 
,veek It was called NaUonal 
Diabetes Awareness Month written 
by Jina Kim. 

I will be honest with you, the lii^t 
time fliat I read it through I was 
very upset. I am a diabetic and a 
couple of statements made m the 
article were very unfair and not 
true. After I cooled down 1 realized 
that you cannot know everything 
and the person who wrote it cannot 
know everything, so I just decided 
to inform you that as a person with 
diabetes this article seemed unfau- 
and inaccurate. In the first para- 
graph it states Uiat "Diabetics tend 
to be overweight, fail to get the right 
amount of exercise and do not abide 
by the dietary guidelines...". I have a 
problem with this. I have quite a few 
friends that are diabedc and I am 
diabetic myself and to say that dia- 
betics tend to be all tliese things is 
not true. None of us are and it really 
puts a stigma on tilings. The other 

problem that I had with is article 



It states there that "proper t 
ment and glucose control enable 
people with type 2 diabetes to live 
normal, productive lives". I do not 
disagree with tills statement but it 
implies that people with type 1 dia- 
betes cannot lead normal, produc- 
tive lives. As a type 1 diabetic I can 
say that this is not b-ue. I certainly 
have to think about things diat other 
people don't have to think about but 
I can lead a normal, productive life 
and I argue with anyone who says 1 

Again I am not upset I just want- 
ed to tell you how 1 feel and that 1 
am more hurt by the article now, 
then I am mad. I hope that this 
brings some light onto the subject 

A sophomore behavioral science 

Editor's note: Due to the nature of 
this letter, the author's name has been 
withheld. The Accent cotisiden 
requests to withhold names but does 
not print attonymaus correspondence. 



Thumbs up to Operation Christmas 

Cliiltl and other avenues the school pro- Thumbs down to i 

vides for students to give during Uie give large assignments and projects due 

holiday season, Cliristmas is a lime of on the Monday after brealc. Brealf is a 

giving and it is really great tliat the time to spend with family and give the 

school encourages students and tlie brain cells a rest. Please have mercy and 

community lo help oUiers in this way. pile the homework o 
Keep it up. 

1 after break. 

Thumbs up to allowing students to 
catch up on worships during the month 
of December. Tlianks for the idea! Also, 
thumbs up lo Thatcher Soutli guys 
starting hall worships on Sundays. It is 
nice to have worships that residents 
don't have lo walk across campus to 


Abstinence better than contraceptives 

To the editor- contraceptives in premarital ses. 

In the article "Sex in OUR City", and my potat in fliat ^talement was 

I was quoted as saying "Conti-aco that ChnsBan young adults should 

ttves would have4ved several of develop the matunty and self^on- 

my friends from a life Uiat Uiey trol to refrain from sex unu niar 

weren't ready for yet " riage. Abstinence solves a maionty 

This should 'have stated of sex-related problems, mclud« 

"Abstinence would have saved sev- STD's, emotional trauma 

eral of my "friends from a life that unwanted pregnancy 
they weren't ready for yet." Sarah Matthews 

I do not support flie promotion of Senior English major 

More love than criticism, please 

To Bie editor: not deserve anything except^y«^ 

I would just like to take a quick criticism." Is this wnat is 

moment to comment on Bie article tiught as Christians? Mas-M 

written by Justin Kobylka on answer to your question is in y 

■ Eminem. It is true that Eminem has o™ article. Maybe the reasOT ^^ 

wide public appeal" and that so many people buy mMe m 

of his lyrics are questionable, CDs is because 'hf^yf '^ J,oiin8 
ixed up 

Thumbs down to no snow. I'm sure 

as soon as Ibis prints it will be snowing. _ ,, _,.,. . . 

As long as it is bitter cold and windy it some of his lyrics are questionable, CDs is because they may 

might as well be beautiful too. So every- and "every human has die right to been introduced 

one pray for snow and maybe watch out be as immoral as tiiey please." The called Christ I really ge^ 

for Hickman's quantum accelerator truth stands that the world we live sometimes 
snowball cannon that hasn't set 

for the past couple year^. 

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in IS not entirely based on ethics. I "Christians" and '*^"['^'^"'g,ians 

don't know if it is the fact that you sometimes seems tiiat all ^ ^ ^^^^ 

might have been raised in a seclud- do these days is en .'iji^^nie, 

ed environment like Southern, but if know if some might thinK ^^ ^^^ 

you were to take a quick stroll in the but if I am to get persuaoe ^^^ ^^ 

•Vorid" you just might be surprised to Christ, I mil be ^""".^ .^^ ^t 

to find a lot of immoral people who Christ if his people Just cno 

do not really know what the defini- Try a different approach. - • ■ 

tion of ethics is. The whole Eminem suggestion, 
issue does not really bother me, Eduardo Poloche ^^^^^^ 

what really troubles me is the last Sophomore general 

line in the article. 'This man does major 

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'Justin still believes in Christmas 

Justin * 

Lhristmas time is upon us again. Lights 
arc adorning the tree outside of Brock and 
it'^ hard to find parking outside of Hamilton 
pl'icr- mall. Walking along the sides of the 
donii- it seems that their electric bills must 
havL- suddenly doubled - strings of 
Clirisimas lights stretch around the edges of 
tjie rooms and are looped along most the 
winduvv>. Suddenly November's chilliness is 
reiiiaced by the warmth of Christmas cheer. 
Thi ^pi^it of Thanksgiving is put into prac- 
tice when many share their blessings with 
othtTs ;ind warm, fuzzy feelings abound. 
Altlioiigh I may have given up on Santa 
Clause a long time ago, I still believe in 

Cliristmas is a time when we can cele- 
brate the gift of Christ to this world. Over 
2,000 vi:ars ago God gave this world a gift 
that puts all of ours to shame The Christmas 
season is when Christians share the story of 
the incarnation and the miracle that God 
could bi'come man. Isn't that worthy of cele- 

Cliristmas is a time when families come 
togethtT. Esp-ecially for those of us in 
, Christmas is a chance to go home 

Justin Kobylka 

and enjoy quali- 
ty time with not 
only our parents 
but with all 
those relatives 
who just "hap- 
pen" to be off 
work at the 

time to make 
memories and 
take pictures. 
It's a time to go 
sledding with 
your cousins and strengthen friendships. It's 
a time to have snowball fights and build 
snowmen before coming inside for hot 

Christmas time brings out the best in 
people. During Christmas tlie focus is on 
giving instead of receiving. While it may be 
becoming more and more commercialized 
with each passing year, who would criticize a 
time of year that inspires others to unselfish- 
ly give to those they care about? 

Christmas is a time to think of those who 
are less fortunate. The best holiday tradi- 
tions of all are those that seek to improve the 
lives of others. Donations to charities and 
the needy increase dramatically 

seek to help. We desire to share the 
Christmas warmth and cheer. Many families 
or individuals will sponsor another family by 
providing food, gifts or things they need. 
Others are involved in community service 
and desire to share the love of God and be 
an example of His unselfish gift of Christ to 
us. Christmas is a season that encourages us 
to go door to door and sing our hearts out 
for others while standing in the cold. This 
wonderful time of year promotes random 
acts of kindness such as visiting shut-ins. 
reading to children in the library, working in 
the soup kitchen and wrapping carefully 
selected items for someone unknown - mak- 
ing Christmas special for everyone. 

Christmastime is beautiful. With all of the 
colors, lights and graciousness, it would be 
hard to compare it to another time of the 
year. Walking on a crisp clear December 
night and smelling the smoke gently spiral- 
ing out of chimneys; sitting in front a 
Christmas ti-ee and watching the lights flick- 
er and thinking of how God has given you 
more blessings than can be counted - it 
makes you happy to be alive. Christmas is a 
time to rejoice in die beauty that our God 
inspires in the world and in the hearts of 
those who love Him. 

school, Christinas is a chance to go home ^^ ng^dy increase dramatically as people 

Self, you look good: the importance of self-esteem 

nniiv Pftoau/cKi what good comes from being a downer all tage over the rest of us if only Heather Neal 

Opimii;. Colonist 

Do you ever get up in the morning and 
say to yourself, "Self. I look good today. I 
am one fine babe who has to share my hot 
self with the world!" Maybe you don't think 
about your inner tiger that way and would 
say instead: "I never pay attention to what I 
look like and the only heat I feel is what 
comes uff the computers in the server 
room.- Ferhaps you have been struggling 
pth seif-esteem for sometime and your 
Kory goes: "I used to have okay self- 
fteem until Andrew Bermudez accosted 
the cafeteria line and took all my 
If you are having trouble fitting into any 
e three categories, congratulations! 
? normal! You don't think of yourself 
» all that and a pudding snack, but hey, 

what good comes from being a downer all 
the time, right? You can't change that nose 
and your mom loves you anyway. 

I was surprised to find that out of the six 
guys and six girls I interviewed, 10 out of 
12 felt their self-esteem was pretty good. 
One girl said she was at rock bottom and 
one guy claimed to be just below what nor- 
mal might be, but he was "working his way 
up." The results of my little study could 
have been a lot worse. I was glad to hear 
people admitting that there are things out 
there that will get you down, Oike doing 
poody on a test, asking silly questions that 
somehow end up in the Accent, or going as 
low as asking "Advice Dude" for help.) but 
you can't let them keep you down. 

Balance is good. There are people on 
this campus that strut around as if the 
promenade was their own personal cat- 
walk. Such folk would have some advan- 

the rest of us if only Heather Neal 
and Judy Sloan would consider that extra 
glide in their stride some strange form of 
exercise. The rest of us are not impressed. 
On the other hand it is not healthy to be 
down about your self all the time. Every 
person has worth and potential. Rising 
above circumstances and issues is up to the 
individual experiencing them. It doesn't 
matter how many times someone tells you 
that you are "not fat" or "not stupid" or "not 
a loser" You ultimately determine if you 
are going to accept your imperfections and 

Realizing that you have imperfections 
and bridges to build over issues while at 
the same time accepting yourself and oth- 
ers is a good start towards achieving and 
keep a healthy self esteem. 

How butter 
pats show the 
true you 

Recentiy. while eating lunch, my room- 
mate noticed that his littie pat of butter came 
only half full. Of course, tiiey are all that way, 
but the fact Uiat he noticed it set us to won- 
dering how various students would look at 
Uiat little plastic cup half full of butter. 

David Haluska. a marketing major, com- 
plained to Advice Dude tliat die price of 
those litde pats of butter went up from 5C to 
6C. There's no question how a nutrition 
major would look at it; regardless of how full 
the cup is. you're clogging your arteries by 
eating it in the first place. Nursing majors 
spend their days taking care of people who 
have done tiiis. A biology major can tell you 
exactiy which arteries it clogs, and a chem- 
istry major would isolate the exact com- 
pound Uiat clogs them. 

Not all folks would be so pragmatic, 
though. A psychology major would ask my 
poor roommate whether the pat of butter is 
half full or half empty, and how he feels 
about having only half a pat of butter. 
Physics majors would determine its rate of 
lliermal expansion and electrical conductivi- 
ty. A math mryor would tell me that ifs actu- 
ally 51.338 percent full. Communications 
majors would be sure that in advertisements 
for butter, the cup was shown totally full, 
regardless of. the butter level in the actual 
product I have no clue what a religion major 
would say, and all a group of computer 
majors could come up with was the obser- 
vation that it is entirely too "goo-ey". (Ask a 
CS major why thaf s a pun.) 

The fact is. despite die unique, some 
times even foolish, ways we look at things, 
tiie world needs a littie bit of every mindset 
If we all worried about the exfra penny we're 
paying for it the world could be a dismal 
place. Yet if we spent our lunch calculating 
its inertia or chemical equation, most of us 
would be late for our 1:00 p.m. classes. 
Diversity is a good Uiing. We're all unique: 
tiiat's not going to change. Let's each enjoy 
the people around us. however they look at 
tiicir world - or their butter 

'Jewish views miscommunicated during Diversity Week 

a practicing conservative Jew as welt 

' student at Soutliern. Since I am a gradu- 

? student, 1 got an e-mail noliiication about 

Jverstly Weelt and its associated services. I 

|sn to su(,^n J, ^^^, j^^i important correc- 

what was presented to tlie student 

'"tills vespers service. 

5 main point I'd me to make is Oiat we 

irl^r "V""" """"Won dances" in our 

r ™s- Jaclyn Dove did say that she per- 

T„„ ?[ °"« time with a Messianic dance 

L „■ """"ever, many of tlie attendees at 

Jl^STBm might not realize that most 

"^ "°' "Messianic," nor do we dance 

»ur services. We do praise God dur- 

services, using Scripture verses as 

es, but we must draw the line at per- 

K cruafixion dances." Clapping our 

hands during a rousing rendition of tlie 
Vshamru (the command to observe the 
Sabbath found in Deuteronomy) is about as 


My second, more positive point, is the guy 
who did the Introduction for Jaclyn had it 
right We don't just "observe" Shabbal, we 
"celebrate" it. Any time you'd like to see how 
we do this, feel free to attend our Shabbat 
services at 11 a.m. at 923 McCallie Avenue in 
Chattanooga. We don't seek to convert prac- 
ticing, happy Christians, so you are quite sale 
when attending our services Fee tree o 
contact me at P.O. Box 1050 m Collegedale 
for directions to our Temple and its hidden 
parking lot on Oak Street HI be glad to give . 
you a guided tour, and if you wish an intro 
duction to modern-day Judaism and its com- 
monalities to (and <ii«"^"«' "'"" 
Christianity and Seventh-day Adventism. 


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Tuesday, December 

10, 2002I 

Adam Kotanko 
Sports Editor 



Manquist takes two against Wilson 

In an exciting Wednesday night matcli, 
Team Manquest managed to pull out an excit- 
ing win overTeam Wilsen by winning the first ^"^11 game'^by 

games of the match— both of which ' 
close. Let] by Captain Darlene Guzman. Team 
Manquest pulled close wins of 15-12 and 1&-13 
in tlie first two games. However. Team Wilsen 
did not give up and pulled out a the win in the 



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Seattle vs. Atlanta 

Atlanta has definitely been the teani to 
watch this season-especially QB Michael 
Vick. TTiis guy can do anything and every- 
thing-run scramble, run, pass withpmpomt 
accuracy, run and, oh yeah, did I mention that 
he can run.. ..FAST? Vick is carrying his 
team to the playoffs but tliey need to finish 
the season up strong, especially against teams 
like Seattle who have nothing to lose and are 
just out to make playoff contenders bitter. 
Who's Hot: Michael Vick 
Who's Not: ATL's RB Warrick Dunn 
Pick: Falcons 

San Diego vs. Buffalo 

San Diego is looking like an AFC 
Championship contender this season, while . 
Buffalo is trying to make a run for the ultra- 
competitive AFC EasL Look for the Chargers 
to keep the ball on the ground this Sunday, 
while Tomlinson has another career day. 
Who's Hot: Chargers' RB LaDainian 

Who's Not The Bills' run defense 
Pick San Diego 

NY Jets vs. Chicago 

The Jets' comeback is amazing, but at this 
point with a rough schedule, they need every 
win they can get if the playoffs are a possibili- 
ty. In contrast, the Bears look pitiful; the only 
team more painful to watch is the Bengals. 
The Jets' Curtis Martin is back in at full 
strength, which almost guarantees the Jets 
the W on Sunday 
Who's Hot: Chad Pennington 
What" s Not: The Jets' playoff hopes 
Pick: Jets 

Jacksonville vs. Cincinnati 

1 don't have anythmg to say about the 
Bengals. For Jacksonville, there is always 
next year, but they can still pad a decent 
record on the way to a vacation during playoff 

Who's Hot Bengals' QB John Kitna 
Who's Not Everyone else on the Bengals 
Pick Jacksonville 

Cleveland vs. Indianapolis 

The Colts have it relatively easy during the 
last quarter of the season, which they really 
need to take advantage of as the playoffs 
loom. Cleveland's defense is not going to be 
able to hold up against Indianapolis' Triple 
Threat of Manning, Harrison, and James. 
Who's Hot Colts' Peyton Manning 
Who's Not Cleveland's Defense 
Pick Indianapolis 

Tampa Bay vs. Detroit 

Tampa Bay's offense has been mediocre 
this season, especially their running game. 
But it does not seem to matter when a team 
has the league's best defense. Joy 
Harrington, who has shown a lot of potential 
as a franchise QB for the Lions, is going to 
have his hands full against Sapp. Brooks, and 
CO. I just hope he survives. The pick goes to 

Who's Hot The Buc's Defense 
Who's Not The Bucs' running game 
Pick Tampa Bay 

Oakland vs. Miami 

QB, Rich Gannon, has been putting up 
insane numtwra this year, which makes the 

Raiders look like a definite Super Bowl 
tender. The question is. Will their aL 
receivers be able to play late in the posS? 
son? This will definitely be a close game Z 
have to go with Ricky Williams and the 
Dolphins this Sunday in a game with big pW 
off implications. 
Whos' Hot Jay Fielders' return 
Who's Not The Dolphins in December 
Pick Miami 

Minnesota vs. New Orleans 

The Saints are still in the battle for ihe I 

NFC South crown and could e 

a win over Minnesota this Sunday. Minn 

has played better lately but seems to a 

find a way to avoid the win. Saints' QB I 

Michael Brooks will take advantage of the I 

Vikings' weak secondary and ( 

Joe Horn all day. But despite great play by I 

the Saints. I'm going to go with the underdog I 

Vikings in this game. 

Who's Hot Saints' RB, McAllister 

Who's Not Vikings' Secondary 

Pick Minnesota 

Washington vs. Philadelphia 

Philadelphia is a definite Superbowl a 
tender this season, and there is only a handful I 
of teams that can stop them. The Redskini | 
are not one of those teams. The only way the I 
Redskins could get a win this Sunday is if Ifiey I 
decide to give the ball to RB Stephen Davt | 
and abandon Steve Spurrier's pass first, s 
ond, and last philosophy. 
Who's Hot The Eagles' Defense 
Who's Not Skins' QB Danny Wuerffel 
Pick Eagles 

Carolina vs. Pittsburgh - 

The Steelers will have Tommy Maddfl I 
back at the helm for his second straight gam r 
this Sunday against the Panthers. Thf 
Panthers are definitely going to struggle | 
defensively to keep the Steelers c — - . 
and. as a result, this is going to be a lopsidei ] 

Who's Hot Tommy Maddux/Kordell 

Who's Not Pandiers' Rookie Julius Peppers 
Pick Steelers 

Houston vs. Baltimore ,. . 

Not much was expected of the Texans*; I 

season since they are a first-year e 
team, butthey seem as though they have^^WI 
of promise for a successful future u 
The Ravens could make the playc 
isn't likely. They need to get even^ I 
healthy this offseason, do some ^^^\ 
and come back strong next year, in J^ ■ 
get an easy win from the Texansw^^l 
Ravens' RB Jamal Lewis closes in on 
chise rushing record of 1.364 yards. 
Who's Hot Jamal Lewis 
Who's Not The Texans 
Pick Ravens 

Denver vs. Kansas City ^ 

Brian Griese and Shannon Sharpe^^^j 
back in action for the Broncos un^^^ 
which will definitely give t^^"" r^Lj Ho^^ I 
they need. They will be facing Pne ^^^| 
and the NFL's best offense. This ;'^j j^^ .rf I 
ly be a high-scoring game and n^'^_,efJff| 
important, at least for the Broncos, ■ 

off time. 

Who's Hot Priest Holmes 
Who's Not The Chiefs' Defense 
Pick Kansas City 


December 10, 2002 

The Southern Accent 13 

NBA season update' 

Shaq IS back, and the Lakers are playing 
like contenders again in a wonderfully sur- 
pnsing NBA season The first quarter has 
■>een the Pacers play like the class of the East 
^\hlle the Mavericks, finally understanding 
the word defense, tied the second best start 
of history But not everything has changed. 
Hie Grizzlies still lost 17 of their first 19 
cames. and the Clippers, despite loads of 
young talent, are still near the basement of 
ihe Pacific West. New playere. like Dajuan 
Wagner, are playing great, while great play- 
ers, like Michael Jordan (who is going to 
retire again after this season) are not. And, of 
course, the Blazers, while very talented, still 
keep losing games and - unfortunately - doing 

The NfL playoffs are going to begin 
soon, and everyone wants to know who is 
going to be there. But, with the parody at an 
all time high, nearly every team still has a 
chance, however slim. If the playoffs start- 
ed today, we would see the following match- 
ups, according to 

AFC Wild-card round 

No. 5 Raiders (8-4) at No. 4 Dolphins (7- 
5. AFC East leader) 

No, 6 Titans (7-5) at No. 3 Steelers {7-4-1, 
AFC North leader) 

Bye Week: Lower-ranked team at No. 
1 Colts (84, AFC South leader) 

Higher-ranked team at 

Volleyball Standings 

Volleyball Standings from as of 10:19 p.n 
Sunday, December 8. 

Men's AA League 

Mjinga 4 
Panthers 3 
Buckeyes 2 

Mens A League -Division 1 

Heading 5 q 12 

Munchldns 4 1 u 

Trumper 3 2 9 

^™''s 3 3 8 

"llman 1 3 g 

Knight 1 3 3 

llaly 5 2 

Men's A League ■ Division 2 

S*^ 5 I 15 

™yester 5 i n 

Zrinski 4 2 

Dalson 2 4 

Spankers 1 5 

Leptons 1 5 


Manquist 6 

Wilson 4 2 

DeGrave 4 2 

Clarke 4 2 

Christensen 4 2 

Horricks 3