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polume 49, Issue 1 "Wha tsoever is true, whatsoever is noble , whatsoever is right" September 9, 1993 

Iday one . . . 

INTO THE SUNRISE: Freshman April Taylor walks to herfirst college class onAugust 
25. For another freshman's view on her college experience so far, see Fabiola Vatel's 
column, FreshLook, on page 15. 

Enrollment soars, residence halls packed 

By Stacy Spaulding 

Southern College's enrollment is at its highest 
Joint since 1984, says Registrar Joni Zier. With 1527 
students, enrollment is up 72 from last year. 

Of the 1527 students enrolled 872 (57.0%) are 
women, up 75 from last year.Mennumber655 (43.0%), 
a decrease of 3. The Freshman class is the largest with 
403 people, followed by Seniors (394), Sophomores 
(329) and Juniors (267). The nursing program experi- 
enced the largest increase in majors (up 74). 

Ninety-five per cent of students (1449) are Sev- 
|enth-day Adventists. Fourteen foreign unions/divi- 
sions are represented. Students come from as far away 
as Australia, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, South 
[Africa, and Thailand. 

With 73 percent of Southern's students living in the 
dorms, the enrollment increase has caused crowding in 
jboth Talge and Thatcher. "We have no empty rooms," 
says Head Dean of Men Stan Hobbs. "We have to put 
roommates in with our RAs." Hobbs says that he is 

ing to make space for men who are waiting to move 

o Talge. 

Thatcher is also crowded, since 12 rooms in the 
annex were converted into new Health Services facili- 
ties this summer. "We have to use the top floor of the 
-onference Center," says Dean of Women Sharon 

Engel. "Right now we even have some (residents) on 
the first floor of the Conference Center." Engel hopes 
lo move these women to the top floor soon. "It depends 
on how many leave in December," she says. "'But 1 
don't foresee losing enough to empty the top floor." 

"This has cut the Conference Center's capacity in 
half," says Conference CenterDirector Helen Bledsoe. 
Of 80 rooms on two floors, only 38 will be available for 
guests. "We don't promise anyone rooms," says 
Bledsoe. In fact, the Conference Center is already 
booked for Alumni Homecoming and Graduation 
weekends. "We had to go on stand-by," said Bledsoe. 
"We're just taking people's names and phone numbers 
in case a room opens up." 

High enrollment also means unexpected tuition 
funds. "There have been some changes in the budget," 
saidDaleBidwell, Vice President for Finance. "We've 
added personnel and had some additional equipment 
requests. But wc expect the extra funds to pay for this 
work." Bidwell says that Talge 
will be completed during 
the school year. However, other renovations may have 
to wait until summer. 

Bidwell also expects to get new carpet and wall 
covering for the cafeteria, though those 
might have to wait until summer. 

'93-94: Just 
another year 

By Andy Nash 

Two weeks down, 30 to go. Southern College eases 
into its 1 02nd year, and 1 500 of us have decided to ride 
along. And so the question poses itself once more: 
"What will happen this time around?" The answer 
might go something like this: 

We will start strong with enthusiasm, big plans, and 
healthy attitudes, then slow down a bit in early Octo- 
ber, hit an unshakable lull in February, and wish we 
could go back and begin again. 

We will remember not the hundreds of class hours, 
but one or two striking statements. 

We will be affected less by what Homer or Plato 
writes than by what a friend or teacher says. 

We will hear less about political parties this year, 
and more about bam parties, beach parties, and angel 

We will become enamored with our struggles in 
Collegedale and oblivious to their struggles in Sarajevo. 

We will build reputations and build relationships. 

We will break rules and break hearts. 

We will talk to our moms and dads, who will call 
long distance to see how we 're holding up, ask why we 
haven't written for a while, and encourage us to focus 
on our studies and use ot 

We will get really mad at this c 
because 11:00 is a ridiculous t 
they're obviously living in the 1840s and don't know 
what they're talking about. 

And then, like a minute later, we will hear that 
someone's sister was killed, and suddenly a school 
policy won't seem like such a big deal anymore. 

We will make decisions that affect our next minute, 
our next hour, our next life. 

We will, through all of this, keep searching for 
peace. Some will find it; some won't. 

And after it's all said and done (and after we've 
learned not to use cliches as I just did), we will retrieve 
our o\d Accents, which we will never throw away, and 
recall the good and bad moments we shared. 

Just another year at Southern College. 

Just another Accent? See page 7. 

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World News 5 

Editorial 6 

Photo Feature 8 

Sports 10 

Religion 12 

Arts 13 

Lifestyles 14 

Photo Feature, 7 Worship Service, 12 

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September 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Power shift in residence halls 

It's Magers and Negron in Talge; Ericson in Thatcher 

By James Dittes 

\ Freshmen aren't the only new faces 
in Talge Hall this year. Just look inside 
some offices. 

Two new deans, Dennis Negron and 
Dwight Magers, and a new office man- 
ager, Elaine Egbert, have joined head 
Dean of Men Stan Hobbs, bringing Talge 
new perspectives and a new attitude. 

"[This summer] was a matter of sur- 
vival," says Hobbs. Magers and Negron 
did not arrive until August. In the mean- 
time over 70 rooms were either remod- 
eled or repainted. 

Now that they are here, the deans 
aren't wasting any time. 

Magers, formerly head dean of men 

' at Walla Walla College, looks forward 
to revitalizing Men's Club. "Activities 

(•are my strong point," he said. "They 
give people an honest break. For 20 

, minutes men can immerse themselves 
in something fun." 

Mager's idea of fun may seem some- 

, what skewed to some. He looks forward 
to sponsoring dorm events ranging from 

Vgolf tournaments and a talent show to 

■mud football, late-night bowling tour- 

■laments and belching contests. 

• "[Mager's] enthusiasm pervades every- 
"thing he does," notes Hobbs. 

L Negron has noticed many changes 
■since he graduated from Southern in 

F "There is acertain evolution happen- 
■ ing at Southern," he says. "It's getting 

• an international flavor." A New York 
Ldty native, Negron feels he can use his 
. experience in racial and cultural diver- 
| sity to relate to Southern men as a dean 

and counselor. 

As head dean, Hobbs has only two 
I things in mind for change: improving 
Men's Club and adding a more spiritual 

"I'm trying hard to make dorm wor- 
Ishipalittle more spiritual,"he says. This 
I year, worship song services are longer, 
I .and the worships themselves will in- 
r elude regular visits by Collegedale pas- 
| tprs. Hobbs also looks forward to coop- 
eration with small group B ible studies in 
I The real objective of Hobbs's new 
I status as head dean, he says is "to make 
[falge Hall a place where men really 
fcrajoy living." 

Dwight Magers 
Marital Status: Married. Wife, Sherry. 
Kids: Andy, Karen, and Klmberly. 
Last Seen: Head Dean of Men, Walla Walla 

Hobbles: Collecting baseball and basket- 
ball cards, golf, floor hockey. 

Dennis Neqron 

Marital Status: Single 

Last Seen: English teacher, guidance 

counselor at Greater New York Academy 

Hobbles: Reading, writing, team sports 

BEVERLY Ericson 

Marital Status: Married. Husband, Steven. 

Kids: Kara and Heather. 

Last seen: Office Manager, Talge Hall 

Hobbles: Sewing, motorcycling, and 


By Stacy Gold 

School again, back to Thatcher Hall. 
Same lobby, same halls, same two-bed 

rooms, same deans What? We have 

a new dean? 

Yes, it's true. Mrs. Beverly Ericson 
is the new Assistant Dean of Women. 
She replaces Lydia Rose who moved to 
Virginia becauseof her husband's trans- 
fer to the McKee plant there. Dean 
Ericson comes from just across Taylor 
Circle where she was the office manager 
in Talge Hall for the past five years. 

A major part of Dean Ericson's day 
concerns housing problems. "It's been 
challenging to find rooms for the unex- 
pected overflow of women this year," 
she says. 

Dean Ericson also deals with the 
worship program, schedules mail du- 
ties, and makes sure the women receive 
cards on their birthdays. 

In other words, Dean Ericson keeps 
busy. "Every day that goes by I find out 
one more thing I'm supposed to do," she 

When asked to compare her former 
job with her new position she explains, 
"Here I deal more directly with the stu- 
dents. There I was someone they could 
just come in and talk to. It's a different 
level now because I am a dean and 
occasionally have to act as a disciplinar- 

As might be expected, Mrs. Ericson 
is a little anxious, hoping that every- 
thing will go smoothly in a new posi- 
tion. With great students like us sup- 
porting her, how can it not? 

More new faces . . . 

By Ellen S. Roberts 

Wiley Austin rejoins the chemistry de- 
partment on the campus. He lirst taught at 
Southern in 1977 and returns after teach- 
ing on the college's Orlando Center cam- 
pus since 1988. Austin holds a masters in 
analytical chemistry from Stanford Uni- 

John Azevedo joins the biology de- 
partment as an assistant professor. He 
will leach part-time. Azevedo received his 
master's in cell and molecular biology, 
and Is currently in the final sfages for 
completing his doctorate. 

Julie Boyd is a new vocal instructor in 
the music department. She comes from 
Libby, Montana and holds a masters from 
Eastman School. 

Ron Clouzel joins the religion depart- 
ment. Born in Argentina, hecame to South- 
ern from paslonng the floseville Seventh- 
day Adventist Church in California. Clouzet 
is completing a doctorate at Fuller Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Or. Robert Egbert, acerlified family life 
educator, joins Ihe education psychology 
department- He comes from Canadian 
Union College in Alberta where he coordi- 
nated Loma Linda Universily's marriage 

and family master's program. 

Atmee Ellington joins Ihe mathematics 
department. She has a master's in math 
from the University of North Texas. For the 
nexl year, Ellington is filling Ihe position of 
Dr. Robert Moore who received Ihe honor 
to be a visiling professor at Montana State 

Deborah Higgins comes lo the English 
department from leaching in Costa Rica. 
Shehasamaster's in English from Andrews 

James Segar will join the business de- 
partment later this fall. He is currently teach- 
ing at Southeast Asia Union College in 
Singapore. Segar has a master's in busi- 
ness education from the Cenlral Michigan 


Joni Zier is the new director of records 
and advisement. She was a registrar for 1 3 
years at various academies. She is replac- 
ing Mary Elam. Sharon McGrady has been 
promoted lo assistant director of records 
and advisemenl. 

Victor Czerkasij was named admissions 
advisor. He comes from Hawaii where he 

David Huisman was named senior 


"My life ends tonight." 

Senior Toby Bitzer, the day before his 

first organic chemistry class. 

"Oh, boy, have I met some 
weird people fourth summer 

Senior Kim Hutton. 

"I don't want to talk about it." 
-A freshman in the cafe, when asked 
how her first day was going. 

'The higher position you get, the 
lonelier you will be." 

-Men's Dean Dennis Negron, on RA 

"May I recommend the salad 


-History professor Dr. Ben McArthur to 

his 1:00 History of England class, on 

the sluggish effects of a huge lunch. 

"No. They just reshaped the old 


-New Talge Dean Dwight Magers, 

when asked if he was the new dean. 

"He cheated. He tore mine off." 
-President Dr. Don Sahly, just after his 
balloon got stomped at the SA Luau. 

"I hate guys like that." 

-Dr. David Smith, just alter a student 
crushed a home run. Later, Smith hit 
two home runs of his own. 

"I hate guys like that." 

-Right fielder Rick Mann, as Smith 
rounded the bases tor the second time 

"If the Braves make it, the 
school's GPA will drop in half." 

Senior Steve Self, on ihe annual 
Braves-mania that sweeps much of the 

"Please quote mel" 

-A.S. Senior Cindy Antolin, to reluctant 

Accent editors. 

"I was throwing the football 
alone with my friends . . ." 
Senior Jeff Wood, at a Tuesday dorm 

'The cashier wilt not accept 
$100 bills." 

-A sign In Ihe cafeteria, as if students 
have any $100 bills left. 

"I drive a 74 Volkswagon. And 
some girl's complaining that her 
BMW's acting up. Oh, shut up!" 

-Recruiter Victor Czerkasij, on the 
difference between faculty and student 

"If you can't preach wherever 
you are, then you shouldn't go 
anywhere to preach." 

-Dr. Douglas Bennett, to his Intro to 
Preaching class. 

"People who just want a foreign 
language credit take Spanish. 
It takes an IQ of over 150 for 

—Dr. Helmut Ott to German I students. 

"That's the ego of a German." 

— Art Professor Bob Garren, in re- 
sponse to Ott's statement. 

"We're not the Adventist Move- 
ment, We're the Adventist 


—Dr. Wilma McClarty on the similarities 

between the SDA and Puritan work 

Southern Accent 

September9, 1993 

Europe 101 : Seven study abroad 

STUDY BREAK: Jenny Schmidt visits a 
water castle in Salzburg, Austria. 
ACA News Release 

Job-smart Souihem College students headed for 
Europe this summer to get an edge in the 90s job 
market. Knowing that four out of every five new jobs 
in North America are in intemalional commerce and 
service, and that those who became bilingual jump 
ahead of 95% of their competitors for 80% of those 
new jobs, seven Southern students and sixty-three 
other Adventist academy and college students in- 
creased their language skills by enrolling in ACA 
programs in Austria, France, Italy and Spain. At the 
same time they sparked their summers with travel, 
adventure, new lifelong t fiend -.hipv increased cultural 
sensitivity and broader visions of service during their 
six-week intensive study of French, German, Italian 
and Spanish. 

In France: Windy Cockrell. Elizabeth Dameff, 
and ten other ACA students joined Southern lanyuaL'c 
teacher Mari-Camien Gallego and Academic Vice- 
President Floyd Greenleaf as they studied French on 
Ihe beautiful hillside campus of Institut Adventiste du 
Saleve at Collon^es-sous-Saleve, France, only six 
miles from downtown Geneva, Switzerland. They 
rode up Alpine peaks at Zermatt, Switzerland, and 
celebrated Bastille Day at Lake Annecy. They also 
attended a fireworks spectacular put on by the Swiss- 

American Club of Geneva on the Fourth of July. Four 
Southern students, including Elizabeth Dameff who is 
returning to France, will be enrolling in the French 
program for the 1 993-94 academic year, reports Mod- 
em Language Chairman Helmut Ott. 

In Spain: Freshman Monica Murrell and gradu- 
ates James Simmons and Jessica Vining and 36 other 
ACA students journeyed five days with guides through 
the Spanish province of Castilla to see the capitol 
sights of Madrid, the monastery-palace of Escorial, 
the castle and cathedral of Segovia, and the ancient 
streets of Toledo. Their beginning, intermediate and 
advanced Spanish classes at Colegio 
Adventista de Sagunto 

had a Mediterranean flair as they took advantage of the 
great beaches just five miles from the campus. South- 
ern Modem Language Chairman Helmut Ott spent 
two weeks on the Sagunto campus observing and 
advising. In September four more Southern students 
will begin their nine-month program in Spain. 

In Austria: David Ottati and Jennifer Schmidt and 
1 1 other ACA students explored Berchtesgaden and 
Hitler's Bavarian Eagle's Nest, the Water Castle and 
other sights and musical delights of the Sound of 
Music City of Salzburg as they studied beginning, 
intermediate and advanced German at Seminar Schloss 
Bogenhofen along the banks of the Inn River near 
Braunau. Ott also spent two weeks on the Bogenhofen 
campus working with students during the summer. 
Both Ottati and Schmidt will spend their next school 
year at Bogenhofen. 

Operated jointly by the Adventist colleges and 
universities of North America, ACA summer pro- 
grams allow Southern students to receive six semester 
hours of Southern credit in their language of study. 
Because Southern students enroll through Southern, 
most are eligible to receive most of the financial 
assistance that they receive here. 

Right now ten Southern students and 80 other ACA 
college students from the North American Division 
are enrolling at three European campuses for their 

SPANISH SMILES: Jessica Vining, 
Calvin Simmons, and Monica Murrell 
studied in Sagunto. 

nine-month academic-year programs. To better pre-l 
pare Adventist students for today's job market r 
summer ACA will offer programs in Chinese, Grod| 
and Portuguese in addition to those in French, ' 
man, Italian and Spanish. In 1994 ACA sun- 
programs will be located in Asia and South Americsl 
as well as Europe. Adults and students ages 15 asm 
over are eligible to enroll. 

For further information about ACA's su 
academic-year programs, contact Modem LanguagtJ 
Chairman Helmut Ott, or the Southern Office o 
Admissions. Or write to: Adventist Colleges Al 
1 250 1 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 2 
6600. Or call (301) 680-6444. 




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September 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 

World News 

What's in 
a word? 

This summer, world news has shaped the way we think about certain words. 
For many, words have assumed more than simple dictionary definitions. They 
have become synonymous with specific images or entire events. 

This phenomenon has occurred throughout history. For example, since 
Watergate the word "cover-up" has consistently brought back images of 
Nixon's scandal-filled days as President. The phrase, "Don't ask, don't tell," 
while nothing poetic a year ago, will now always be associated with President 
Clinton's controversy over gays in the military. And Bush's infamous re- 
marks, "No quid pro quo" and "Read my lips," will forever conjure up 
memories of specific issues and promises. 

Here's some more words and phrases that received few headlines before the 
summer, but now earn "best-selling" attention from even the pedestrian. How 
have recent events changed their meaning? What do you think of when you 
hear the word ... 

Aliens: Martian creatures or illegal immigrants? 

Brady Bill: Outdated, deflated plan or crime bill component representing hope for 


Debt: Gratitude you owe a friend or out-of-control, deficit-spending problem? 

Demjanjuk: Retired auto worker or "Ivan the Terrible?" 

Dinosaurs: Large antediluvian creatures or Jurassic Park terrors? . 

Divorce: Parents to each other or a child from his or her parents? 

Ethnic Cleansing: Eradicauon of some race or horrors in Bosnia-Herzegovina? 

Fair Share: Commensurate pay for a job or more taxes on the American people? 

Ford: Taurus on the road or Harrison on the run? 

Giant Sucking Sound: Sound made by a Power Vac or Ross Perot's warning 

about NAFTA? 

Guns: Weapons of defense or weapons of terror? 

Health Care: Responsibility of each family or collective duty of our nation? 

Levee: Barrier against floods or nuisance to Mother Nature? 

Owl: Wise night creature or Northwestern job-stealing creature? 

Pope: Leader of the Catholic Church or hero in Denver? 

Sheik; Head of a religious body or the Muslim cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman? 

Terrorism: Major problem of past decades or major problem today? 

TV: Educational and entertainment too! or breeding ground for teen violence? 

U.N.: Coal u ii hi ilmi ilrkuio.! (he m Kin J.n s nr I in unci Lilly I ,i unshed, slow 

to act world organization? 

Warlord Mahamed Farrah Aidid 
continues to elude U.N. troops as 
violence and death mount in and 
around Mogadishu. The military has 
made limited progress in securing 
peace for the region since coming 
under U.N. command. Public 
of U.N. action in Somalia c 
to grow. 

BOSNIAN STRIFE: Ethnic conflict 
ravishes the region where almost 
200,000 people have lost their lives 
since civil war began two years ago. 
In the wake of another round of failed 
peace talks, the U.N. is monitoring the 
situation closely, and refuses to rule 
out the possibility of air strikes. 

NAFTA DEBATE: Discussion 
continues over the proposed North 
American Free Trade Agreement, 
which would establish free trade 
between Mexico, the U.S., and 
Canada. Congress is expected to begirt 
formal debate over the proposal next 


Clinton administration prepares to 
release its much-anticipated health 
care plan. Scheduled for release on the 
22nd, the plan is has received much 
debate and many headlines. 

POSSIBLE PEACE: Israeli and 
PLO-led Palestinian peace negotiators 
may sign an accord as early as next 
week, which will give some form of 
self-rule to Palestinians in Jericho and 
the Gaza Strip. The peace agreement, 
based on mutual PLO-Israeli recogni- 
tion, continues to receive opposition 
from right-wing groups within both 


Leaders of several world religions 
including Christianity, Buddhism, 
Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism have 
drawn up a Global Ethics statement, 
which sets out basic ethical standards. 
The statement presents a common set 
of core values found in all religions 
and expresses a hope "that the ancient 
wisdom of our religions can point the 
way for the future." 

GORE'S REPORT: The vice- 
president released his National 
Performance Review of government 
on Tuesday. The report makes recom- 
mendations that will "re-invent 
government" and "streamline democ- 
racy." Included is a plan to cut 
250,000 federal jobs and save over 
$100 billion by the year 2000. 

— Compiled by David Bryan. 

Biggest 36% Midwest Floods 

Qnmmpr 9% Pope's Denver Visit 

m ' ' ' 8% Clinton's Budget Passage 

News -6% Clinton's $200 Haircut 

Event? 3% Bosnia 

What is the most significant news event of the summer? 

"Congress's passage of Clinton's 
budget plan." 


"The Bosnian war, especially when 
they sent the children to England for 

t. The children are really 

suffering there." 

"The potential impact of an Israeli- 
Palestinian peace agreement. It would 
be an achievement unsurpassed by any 
other news story." 

"The Pope's trip to Denver and 

the attention he received from 

Billy Graham, Bill Clinton, and 

thousands of teenagers." 

September 9, 1993 


■S School supplies 

Do you remember shopping for crayons and other 
school supplies with your mom when you were little? 
Do some of you still shop for crayons and other school 

3 supplies with your mom? 
Elmer's glue. no. 2 pencils, cheap metal com- 
passes. These are the things we simply had to have to 
begin school. Sleeping mats that folded up, scissors 
thai we learned to carry safely in the halls, Star Wars 
lunch boxes, race car erasers, rulers, protractors, and 
tape. And crayons. Those gigantic, impressive boxes 
of crayons that featured an unbelievable 14 shades of 
green, 29 shades of red, 6 shades of white, none of 
which showed up too well unless you pressed down 
real hard, which usually broke the crayon, but, luckily, 
there was a convenient crayon shLirpener in the back of 
the box. winch was very dependable and worked up 10 
four percent of the lime. 

School supplies. We jammed them in our back- 
packs so that we would have a successful year. But, 
times have changed and now we must bring other 
things to school to be successful, and in closing 1 can't 
help but be reminded of a letter I came across. I'm 
probably reminded of this letter because I wrote it 
earlier this morning. The letter is addressed to fresh- 
men and is written in five -paragraph essay form so that 
they will feel comfortable. I wish it targeted more of 

you, but I don't think it's my place to tamper with it. 

Here it is: 
Dear Freshmen, 

You enter college with nothing. Yet, you have 
something the rest of us do not have. Your record is 
clear, your potential untapped, your opportunities 
infinite. You are freshmen. You have afresh start. Your 
name savs so. The rest us can never have what you 
have. We wish we could go back and do some things 
over, but we cannot. The choices come quickly. Make 
them carefully. And, most importantly, bring the fol- 
lowing to college with you: 

Bring your honor. Even into the tittle things. Fill 
out time cards and weekend leaves honestly: extra 
dollars and extra freedoms are not worth your word. 
Noshing is. Not even pleasure. Not even a better grade. 
Did you cheat m high st hod 'We did, too. But don't do 
so here. Start anew. An extra percentage point is not 
worth your word. Do not worry about grades. Worry 
about learning. You arc not paying $1 1 ,000 for grades, 
but for teaming. Grades are important. But not as 
important as your honor. 

Bring your perspective. Are you easily thrown by 
an unfair policy or an unreasonable teacher or a bad 
call? Do not be. College is not always fair. Accept this 
and.move on. Bounce back from adversity. Deal with 

the difficulties. Rejoice in your trials. Not for 
trials, but in them. Focus your energies. Get your i 
off your problems by helping others with thein 
open to new ideas and new ways. Hold onto 

Bring your seeking spirit. The time has con, 
stray from the flock. The time has come to distwM 
yourself. Start seeking now. Get involved early. Fffl 
your freshmen year with college extras. Waiting /sF 
mistake. You are adults now. You cannot depend fulm 
on others anymore. You can depend fully only o 
Person, your Creator. Others will deceive you 
you, leave you. He never will. He designed you 
fully and for a reason. He wants to direct your life. 
Him. The lime has come to seek His will. Keep thM 
seeking spirit. 

You are freshmen. You have afresh start, a 
are jealous. We know that you have the edge on t 
know that if you bring your honor, perspectivi 
seeking spirit to this place, then you will achieve 
more than we have. You are only freshmen onct 
this time. It does not last long. Use this opportunity! 
will soon be gone. 

Sincerely yours, 
A former freshman 
P.S. You may also want to bring a box of era 


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involvement, sp.ritual growth, and opportunities . . ." 

September 9, 1993 

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October: Non-SDAs on an SDA Campus 
November: Gary Patterson: The Adventist Image 
December: Ron Wyatt, God-led archeologist or hoax? 
January: Clifford Goldstein, Liberty editor 
February: Adventists and competitive sports 
March: Myron Widmer, Adventist Review assoc. editor 

Last spring, we promised, you a "creative, 
consistent, and well-executed" paper. . . 
Here's what we meant: 


New This Year: 

Design: Layout editor Ellen Roberts helps us 
bring a fresh, new look to this year's paper. 
Look tor tight, fast-paced copy, new fonts, and 
more graphics on our pages. 
Format: You'll be able to lind regular religion, 
world news, and arts pages in every issue. 
Monthly Specials: A new missions page al- 
ternates with our photo spectacular. 
Cartoons: Political cartoonist Mike Luckovich 
joins "Calvin & Hobbes" as a regular Accent 

Campus Notes: Get a quick read on campus 
happenings-past, present, and future. 
Campus Quotes: Enjoy the most memorable 
remarks of the past two weeks. Sure to be one 
of our most popular columns. 
Book/Music Reviews: Get the scoop on the 
good and bad in Christian reading and listen- 

Restaurant Review: Who could the Mystery 
Diner be? We won't tell you until our last issue 
in April. But, for now, enjoy the Diner's reviews 
of area restaurants. 

AccentPolls: 100 of you will be randomly 
surveyed each week. Look for the results in 
the Accent. 

Columnists: E.O. Grundset, Fab Vatel, Greg 
Camp, and others join the editors on our 
opinion pages. We welcome guest editorials. 

Plus: In Other Words, Strokes & Chokes, 
My Favorite Moment, AccentQuiz, 
AccentLive, and much, much more. 

Only in this year's Southern Accent! 


'Assembly credit given 
Hosted by the Accent editors 

This week's best and worst on campus: 


The registration process, which is accommo- 
dating especially for new students. 

All responsible for the collegiate-focused wor- 
ship service at the College Church. 

The student-led group meeting in the student 
center, which studies Steps to Christ and 
prays together. 

The temperature in the church for the first 
Friday night vespers program. 

The general campus clock in front of the 
Student Center, which is still without hands. 

The parking/drive-thru system at Thatcher 
Hall, an accident waiting to happen. 

Southern Accent 

September 9, 

Photo Feature 

Along the Promenade,,, 

By E.O. Grundspt 

It's a great day to be strolling along this artery of traffic. 
Everyone has successfully registered and now classes are in full 
swing. It's HOT, but there are signs that Autumn is on the way: 
swallows arc gathering on the telephone and electric wires, the 
crepe myrtles are blooming furiously (all shades from burgundy 
to red to fuchsia to lavender), the goldenrod are starting to 
bloom, and robins are migrating through in enormous flocks. 
Cooler days are in the offing. Let's slop some people coming out 
of buildings and find out what they did this summer. Here's 
Heidi Harrom from Nashville— she worked and then travelled 
lo Arizona; Jeff Fulford (in a bright yellow shirt) from Brandon, 
FL worked for the SC Grounds Depl.; Jason Johnson from 
Laurel, MD worked at Shady Grove Adventisi Hospital; 
Claudine McConnell (a vision in pink) from Louisville, KY was 
in Europe last year but this summer she visited relatives; Karah 
Hardinge (in a long black drindle skin) from Yakima, WA cut 
tomaloes for 400 people a! summer camp (was that every day, 
we hasten lo ask); and here's Jessica Hamilton from Heathrow, 
FL bounding along with a monstrous green back-pack— she 
worked in the occupational therapy unit ai Florida Hospital. 

In a quick visil to KR's Place, we "got in" on the gossip topic of 
the day: the (rials and tribulations of giving birth to a baby (no 
comment!). Manager Jacque Cantrell whipped up a tropical slush 
for herself (after the early afternoon rush) and perused a catalog 
which announced on ihe cover "Every outfit in this catalog costs 
$49.99." Over in a comer was Travis Stirewalt (decked out in a 
large orange shirt) from Nashville — he worked at the National 
Cancer Institute and at Taco Bell in Rockville, MD (an interesting 
combination of jobs) and he also became engaged — congratula- 
tions! Sherri Vasquez attired in a neat black and white pin stripe 
suit spent all last year in Spain and learned to speak Spanish 
fluently: Steve Nyirady, Jr. (devouring two sandwiches) from 
Collegedale "slaved at camp for minimum wage" and also took a 
(rip with his family across the flooded Mississippi River to Oregon 
and California via Yellowstone National Park. Whoops, what's 
this? We caught Chaplain Ken Rogers sneaking into the elevator 
with a dozen or so white T-shirts on his arm! 

And ... did you know that the new hot color in cars is GREEN? 
That's right — we've gone through the grey-silver-aluminum pe- 
riod, the blue, red and, more recently, the white-beige phases 
respectively. Now, it's green, mostly the rich leal-green. The "Big 
Three" have about 20 shades of green 10 unleash on the public this 
fall. A quick trip through most of the SC parking lots (hey, there's 
a lot of cars out there!) tallied up about 18 automobiles in the new 
jazzy color giving credence to the expression "if it's green, it's 
new!" Included in the line-up was a Honda Accord parked at the 
back of Brock Hall with JUST MARRIED emblazoned on the rear 
windshield — more Congratulations!, but who are you? 

OK . . . the enrollment is about 1500; there are 395 freshmen 
(that's more than the total population of many academies); there are 
175 students in Anal. & Phys. I, with five labs (Help!). What else? 
Skirts are very long this season (if you're wearing anything short, 
you're from another epoch, sweetie!), hair is shorter and grundge 
(or is it grunge?) is in. That involves, for men. wearing shirts three 
sizes too big in dark purple, dark green, khaki, or black; trousers six 
inches too long worn far down on the hips and dragging on the 
ground; shoes with no laces; baseball caps worn backwards. Oh, 
me, . . . this too shall pass! By the way say Hello to Victor Czerkasij 
(he's not grunge but Hawaiian— not quite the same.) A prize if you 
can pronounce his name correctly. We'll give hints next time. 
Czerkasij is the new member of SC's recruitment team. 

Since the producers of the '93-'94 activity calendar didn't 
identify the pictured individuals (isk, tsk), we'll keep you informed 
each month in this column. Our personality for August is broadly- 
smilinc Shannon Pitman, junior biology major from Lumberton. 
MS. He's holding a bromiliad plant in the Hackman Hall green- 
house and is definitely welcoming everyone to SC. Have aTremen- 
dous School Year! 

ALOHA: Hawaii native Gigi Galzote, a senior 
nursing major, demonstrates the traditional steps, 

COLLEGE DAYS?: Tiffany the raccoon and her owners, Den- 
nis and Julie Marsh, came by Southern August 31 to checkout I 
the campus. Tiffany joined Dennis for a quick shower in Talge I 
Hall before touring ihe grounds. "She's having fun here," says I 
Dennis. "She's meeting a lot of new people." So what does 
Tiffany like best about Southern? "Probably the garbage | 
cans," says her owner. 

watP^in?' 96 ;'! *!T e dMns and 11 Resident Assistants went tfhwl 
Shrpl 9 - ,he t 0coee River to kick off their August retreat. Betweel 
|E£?SMft the 9r ° UP diSCUSSed "'gnf check and worshipl 
policies, and decided how much to charge for opening dorm room dooJ 

September 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 


"HERE": Dr. Jan Haluska takes roll in his first freshmen composition class of this year. "Thank 
you for new beginnings," he later prayed. 

MAGNUM AT THE LUAU?: Well, not quite. 
Alter early rumors and a hostile f istf ight (in 
an August assembly skit), the SA officers 
agreed to have a traditional Hawaiian Luau. 
Pictured: Bill "Magnum" Wohlers, seconds 
before learning of the change in plans. 

MATTRESS PASS: Junior Tracy Johnson and her mattress skid down a 
sea of hands at the SA Luau. "A nauseous feeling," says Tracy. Her team 
lost the race. 

T.C. LIVES: Avery McDougall waves to a cheering 
throng from his brand-new cardboard helicopter. 

FREUD HiTiiiisn 


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PROTEST: Dr. Dion Hansen was one of three roadside 
demonstrators who greated students during registration 
August 23-24. Hansen's protest was health-related and 
aimed towards both Southern College and McKee's: "A 
simple program in health care made us number one a 
hundred years ago. But we've backed off. I'm looking for a 
return to the basic thesis of Adventism, that those mind- 
altering drugs (namely sugar and caffeine) are a pivotal 
point in Adventism." Another demonstrator, Larry Pelegrini, 
insists that students should not attend Southern or any 
college that condones "competitive sports and immodest 
dress." The solution? "Students should go home and 
study the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy," says Pelegrini. 

Southern Accent 


September 9, 18 


Sports Editor 

forgettingsofilthy.Shegotsos.ckof th fa40/ 

me wear navy W*f;*^ fun of me, but no 
60 polyester-wool blend ) E^« E ™ d on them . 

matter how dWy I got, the stams never *ow t ^ 

Now, it's Softball season here a. South ^ 

perched on the field over the rough hne^ne 
P gra ss meets the clay. The ora us P f^ ^^ 
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sweat sliding down my shins and seeptng tnto my new whtte 


If my mom could see me now. 

Have you ever been to 
a professional baseball game : 

74% YES 26% NO 

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Molina 3 1 Jaecks 4 

Johnson 2 1 Culpeppf 3 

Whitaker 3 2 Ingersoll 3 2 

Henline 3 2 Swinyar 2 3 

Mastrapa2 2 Overstreet2 

Arroyo 1 2 Bolduc 2 

Alvarez 1 3 Liu 1 J| 

Winans 1 3 Zabolotneyl 3 


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Marshall 3 

Gilkeson 2 

Denton 1 

Brackett 1 3 

Paradis 1 3 

... j o PLAY BALL: Senior Jooy 

Sprtllll 1 3 Travis prepares to pitch. 

first semester 

Sept. 9-12 Flagball sign-up 

Sept. 18 All-night softball 

Sept. 18 Women's All-Star ga" 

Sept. 20 Flagball begins 

Oct. 11,12 Volleyball sign-up 
Oct. 25 Volleyball begins 

BY A STEP- First baseman Doug Hilliard receives the relay throw just before Bill 
Wohlers arrives. But, Wohlers' team (Arroyo) went on to defeat Winans in early 
season softball action. 


Septemb er 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 

HIII-YAAAAAH: Junior Paul Ruhling breaks in the new 
sand courts, the volleyball, and his opponents last 
■Tuesday evening. 


Beach volleyball hits 
Southern . . . finally 

By Steve Gensolin 

It's Yule-time in Collegedale, and Santa dropped 
off a brand-new $9000 beach volleyball court here 
on Southern College's campus. Junior Bryan Affolter 
was thinking that the courts were like machine guns 
and tiger cubs— always on his Christmas list but 
never under the tree. 

The push for the court began in 1 991 , but it met 
delay after delay before finally opening for play this 
fall. If you plan on spending much time around the 
gymnasium/track area, start getting used to the 
sight of shirtless men grunting and jumping around 
in the dirt as Band Director Pat Silver walks laps 
around them. 

The verdict? After diving for his opponent's spike, 
Bryan comes up with the point, sand in his britches, 
and a smile on his face: "This court is awesome!" 

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I] Sundays 1pm-9pm 

■Mon.-Thursday 8am-10pm 
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" 1 Play is limited to one hour per day. 
' Goggles are recommended. 

Swimming Pool 

|Open swim: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-6:30 pm 

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Southern Accent 

September9, igg; 

Meet Him 

p ossesse,ernallife.Theseare,heScri P ,ures,ha„es,ifyabou,,yon 
refuse to come to me to Itave life." 
John 5:39,40 (NIV) 

As I tossed and turned on ray bed. the whining fan above me cutting 
through the muggy Thailand air, question after question spun wtldly 
around in ray head. Why am I here? Why am I a Christian? Why do I read 
the Bible? Why? Like sleep the answers evaded me. 

It tookthenextsix months for me tobegin to realize the stmple.but all- 
important purpose God had in mind for me for leaving home and family, 
college and friends .. . He wanted to get to know ME! He wanted to open 
my eyes to the fact that just because 1 grew up a Seventh-day Adventist, 
went to an Adventist school, and read the Bible every now and then, I was 
not necessarily entitled to eternal life. He wanted me to know that the 
whole, complete purpose of studying the Bible, having a disciplined 
spiritual life is to bring me into a relationship with Jesus. Only when we 
put forth the effort to spend time with someone are we able to know, 
understand, and love that person. Only when we take the time to 
experience a relationship with Christ are we able to comprehend and 
exclaim with Paul, "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." (Phil 

So 1 challenge you to search your hearts. Ask yourself why you believe 
what you do, why you are here at Southern College, why you have 
devotions, or why you don't. Then come with humility and a willingness 
to learn from The Answer to every question. 1 guarantee that you won't 
be disappointed! Remember ... if you never ask any questions, you never 
get any answers. 

"Now this is eternal life: that they may blow Yon, the only true God, 
and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent." John 17:3 (NIV) 

Do you have 260/o Always 

personal 31% usually 

devotions 31% Sometimes 

each day? 12% Never 

Collegedale Church| 

offers new 

worship format 

By Rick Mann 

The Collegedale Church is worship- 
ing in anew way. From the bulletins to 
the sermon, students can expect some- 
thing different this year. 

"Our new approach to worship is 
intentionally seekingavarietyandfresh- 
ness in the worship experience," says 
Head Pastor, Gordon Bietz. "We want 
to find a balance that brings student 
needs into sharper focus." His realized 
vision is a more student-centered ser- 
vice that addresses topics and themes 
relevant to college students. 

The new service style focuses on a 
single theme from beginning to end. 
Every service element from the hymn 
selection, special music, drama, and 
sermon is picked for its ability to com- 
municate that theme. 
Another new aspect is increased stu- 

dent participation. "Wewantaconsirjj 
able student presence here at the churd 
saya Alex Bryan, new pastorial it 
"We want student involvement in> 
area, from ushers and greeters, to 
ning and platform." The church hopal 
involve over 400 students by the enrj| 
the year. 

Reaction to the new style and focJ 
has been diverse. Comment cards il 
ceived by the church staff from n 
have ranged from, "It's very refreshiJ 
to "Last week was a disgrace." M 
students, however, feel positive towaf 
the change. "I like it," says Sham 
Fulbright, "but I didn't notice mudnT 
style difference." 

The next sermon series by Gotdj 
Bietz begins Sept. 25 and is titled," 
ous Servanthood or Hot-tub relig 
which deals with the cost oft 


ler of the Association of Adver 
sponsoring a presentation by J> 

n Saturday, 
e Collegedale Acad- 
.m Accused of mur- 

WEEK OF PRAYER: The Chaplains 
has announced thai Martin Weber, as 
editor of Ministry Magazine, will speak 
Fall Week of Spiritual Emphasis. Rath 

ings will begin Sabbath, Sepl. 18. wi 
church services and end Thursday e 
Tuesday and Thursday chapel service: 
at 1 1 a.m. in the chufch. Evening meeti 
Sunday. Sept. 19-23 af 7 p.m. 

utes of music on Talge's west lawn, If 
'Covenant," "Life Quartet." Johnny 

assistant chaplain It- 
says Chaplain Kenf 
for him "Helping to' 

Off Campus 

Moscow, Russia: A city wide Adv 

eight students wrote lessons 
Collegiate Quarterly. The title 

Next Issue: 

Missions editor Cynthia 

Antolin and Accent 

foreign correspondents 

take you to "The Land of 

the Morning Calm." 


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Let us publish it on this page. 


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Orchestra tours 
New England and Canada 

By James Johnson 

j i The 1992-93 Southern College Or- 
Mestra ended its season with a bang last 
jjSjSmmer, covering 6,5000 miles on a 
... 3-week tourthat covered most of New 
' England and Canada, including New- 
foundland. Performances were given at 
. theGeneral Conference, Atlantic Union 
i College, St. John's Memorial Audito- 
n St. John's, Newfoundland, the 
[ Qvic Concert Hall in St. John, New 
| Brunswick, Acadia University, and 
j Kfagsway College in Kettering, Ohio. 
I They also played in the largest Catholic 
\ dioceseinCanadainQuebecCity. Guest 
] artists included Dr. Ashton, piano, and 
graduate David Zinke, piano, who also 
lyed French Horn in the Orchestra. 

"It was an excellent trip," says Dr. 
Gilbert, the conductor. "There was a 
little too much driving, but it was a very 
good trip and very educational, and very 
rewarding musically." 

In between concerts and driving, the 
group was able to do alittle sight-seeing 
as well. Washington, D.C., Boston, 
Niagara Falls, the Rock of Newfound- 
land, the fishing villages of St. John's, 
and the old walled city of Quebec were 
among the sights that the orchestra mem- 
bers enjoyed. 

"It's probably the best musical expe- 
rience I've ever had," recalls Sopho- 
more Pablo Alvarez. "It was a great 
experience seeing another part of the 

while playing with the great MAESTRO: Orlo Gilbert has directed Southern's Symphony 
• v Orchestra for 25 years. 

Symphony Orchestra.' 

World-class pianist 

Battersby to perform 

in Ackerman 

By Eli 

i S. Roberts 

anist Edmund Battersby will per- 
Ej^m classical music at Southern Col- 
on Tuesday, September 14. The 

| [performance will 


| Mabel Wood Hall. 

; a soloist with 
I orchestra, Battersby 
| has been heard in re- 
seasons with the 
1 Pittsburgh Sym- 
phony, the New Jer- 
sey Symphony, and 
[the Virginia Sym- 
phony Orchestra. 

Throughout his career Battersby has 
been fascinated with historic models of 
the early piano. His involvement in turn 
has enriched his understanding of the 

tonal possibilities of the modem instru- 
ment. His interest has led to a premiere 
recording of the works of Schumann 
and Chopin on a rep] ica of Conrad Graf s 
Viennese Pianoforte (c. 1825). 

His many tours have 
taken him to major cities in 
Europe, Great Britain, the 
formerSoviet Union, and Af- 

Battersby studied at the 
Juilliard School, where he re- 
ceived the prestigious Alumni 
Award upon graduation. 

The performance is free 
to Southern students and as- 
sembly credit will be given. 
The public is invited to attend this con- 
cert of the Artist Adventure Series al 
Southern College. Admission 
adults, $10 for families, and $3 for 
nior citizens and children under 12. 


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In Ofher Words . . . 

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1 . Bill Clinton and Al Gore Just finished an appetizing meal at the White House. Bill 
turns to Al and says: "What a gormandizer you are Al." 

A gormandizer is: a) a person who resembles Al Gore b) someone who has 
good table-manners c) someone who gluttonously gorges himself 

2. You come walking out to meet your dale for vespers, and, seemingly astonished 
at your beauty he says: "Oh my dear you look so cadaverous" 

Cadaverous means: a) extremely lascivious b) you look like a dead person c) 
very pretty 

3 You were incredibly affected by your congressman's speech, so you decide to 
express your feelings to him. You approach him, grasping for the ultimate intellec- 
tual word to describe his presentation, and you say: "Congressman your speech 
was rodomontade." 

Wore you: a) paying him the highest oi compliments b) saying that his speech 
was pretentious boasting c) telling him that his speech was politically tactful 

4. You have gone back in time to anciant Egypt, you are standing at Giza viewing 
one of the seven wonders of the ancient world— a Pyramid— and you are aston- 
ished at its effulgence. 

Effulgence is: a) an appearance of largeness b) a term meaning to disappear in 
the sky c) a brilliant radiance 

5 It is spring break and you have decided to go to Dayfona Beach to enjoy the 
sunshine. All of a sudden, as you are gazing across the water, you become privy to 
a Hertzian wave. 

A Hertzian wave is: a) the sudden remembrance lhat you forgot to return your 
rental car b) a large tidal wave c) an electromagnetic wave 

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The Town: Tick Ridge, Ohio 
The Essayist: James Dittes 

My hometown, Tick Ridge, Ohio, isn't 
really a home town. It's more of a home 
place — a forgotten blister of land on the west- 
ern frontier of Athens County in southeastern 
Ohio. The Appalachian Mountains of West 
Virginia run out of steam at the Ohio River, 
and Tick Ridge is one of their last dying 
thrusts as they fade into the rich farmlands of 
central and western Ohio. 

Tick Ridge was home to me from ages six 
to thirteen, and home is the definitive term in 
the word, "hometown." So for those who may 
have grown up in idyllic suburban settings 
with backyards, picket fences, and streets 
named after presidents, let me describe my 
"home place" in the country on a ridge named 
after a bloodsucking insect. 

MybackyardonTick Ridge was the Wayne 
National Forest, a tree-carpeted collection of 
rolling hills and crooked streams. The streams 
that fled Tick Ridge were my paths to adven- 
ture, filled with coon tracks, Shawnee arrow- 
heads, and occasional swimming holes. One 
such creek — a bullfrog's jump wide — served 
as a picket fence in front of my house. 

My street was Ohio route 550, a road just as 
twisting as the streams it shadowed. Just down 
the street — about 15 miles or so — was the 
Post Office in Amesville, where early settlers 
had peddled animal pelts to buy books for the 
Coonskin Library, the first library west of the 

And neighbors? On Tick Ridge they were 
literally few and far between. One was Herb 
Morgan, an Adventist pastor from Charles- 
ton, W. Va., whose property was strewn with 
old cars, apple trees, and the widowed chim- 
neys of two burned-out houses. The only 
residence on the land was a tiny trailer, from 
which a radio blared Reds games and talk 
shows day and night. 

Another neighbor was Mr. Kinney, an aged 
craftsman who made authentic grandfather 
clocks in a small shop next to his house. And 
further down the road lay the farm of Mr. Yost, 
who wrestled yearly crops of com and hay 
from the sloping shoulders of the ridge. 

Looking back, Tick Ridge provided the 
perfect "home place" for my sister, Julie, and 
me. Tree-lined streets? Back yards?TickRidge 
had 'em. And more. It anchors the legacy of 
how I became what I am: a legacy of swim- 
ming holes and the shooting stars of youth 
which I will never let go, and grip tena- 
ciously — like a tick. 

Each issue we will run one entry. Drop your 
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El MeSOn: || J | (five spoons possible) 

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growing number ofrestaurants near Hamilton eredwithmeltedcheese.Includedwererel 

Place Mall beans and lettuce - guacamole, and sourcre 

Every effort has been made to provide a Both orders were large and more thani| 

Mexicanatmosphere.includingalivebandon equate for a filling meal. A huge I 

certain evenings. The hours of service are chipswereprovidedassoonaswewereseall 

from 1 1 a.m. to 1 1 p.m. My guest and I visited We developed a strong preference for the J 

during the lunch hour and while busy, service salsa over the green, 

was prompt. The only negative was that c 

Of interest were the seven vegetarian en- have water as our beverage left us high andf 

treesprominentlydisplayedonfhelargemenu. before the meal was completed. 

My guest ordered the El Yucatan— a large Priced between seven and eight dollars,! 

plate with a bean burrito, cheese and onion meal was viewed as a good value at a modeif 

enchilada, and a bean tostada, all served with price. El Meson is a strong four spoons | 

sauteedvegetables.IorderedtheQuesadulas — five. Try it soon. 

My Favorite Moment 

By David Smith 

"My favorite moment at Southern Coi 
happened one afternoon when a student w 
by my office and, sensing that I was tirdi 
perplexed, offered to pray for me. I toldl 
that prayer was just what I needed, sol 
came into the office and said a beautifulpra 
on my behalf. I relish the memory of i 
prayer because it reminds me of what thel 
campus is all about — spiritual growth f 
special relationships between faculty andl 

Do you put 

your toothbrush 

under the 

water before 

or after you 
add toothpaste? 

63% Before 
33% After 
4% Don't Know 


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•Thatcher Hall Reception Desk 
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•Student Center 
•Chaplain's Office 
Auditions by appointment- 
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The Destiny Drama CofflpaH 
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performs for high schools, yoi»| 
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Southeastern United States. 

Through Christian theatric 
the Destiny Drama Company*! 
to portray the power, pertine 1 *! 
and personality of Jesus Chr#| 
His gospel 

September 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 


FreshLook: My first week 

Freshman Fabiola Vatel journalizes her first few days at Southern College 

Wednesday. August 25 

■ 10:00 a.m.: Aaah! I'm. terrified! What am I sup- 
posed lo wear? Is ihe first day of school a big deal like 
in high school?! don't want to wear something too nice 
because lhat would make me seem loo eager. I need lo 
look laid back and blend in. Ah-Ha! My purple South- 
em t-shirt! Oh-No! That screams out "Freshman!" 

10:30 a.m.: Where in the world is Daniel's Hall? 
And whose bright idea was it to equip this school with 
monsler stairs? Great ... I'm sweating. By the time I 
get to Math I'll need another shower. 

11:00 a.m.: So I'm here. Hmmm. This is kinda 
cool! I thought they only had classes like these in sit- 
coms. My, these desks are small (if you can call them 
desks.) I can hardly fit my arm on here, let alone my 
books. And why am I sitting so close to these people? 
They could cheat off me. I'm glad I used Dial. 

11:45 a..m.: Ah-ha! My first worksheet. What? A 
sylla-who? Why not just call it a class schedule like 
normal people do? I'm hungry . . . hopefully they'll 
decide todefrost thai precious lasagna from last month. 

~J12:15 p.m.: This is not funny. The cafe is full! 
Help. I'm frightened! Mommy! Look al this line. Poor 

IKnem, they must be desperate. . . . what am I saying? 
pi one of "them" now. 
12:30 p.m.: 1 think it's a conspiracy— every single 

^Jrson in the annex is a freshman! Just to gel out of 

here I have lo walk down four flights and through eight 
halls and 10 doors. (Yes, I counted.) I don't know 
which is more exhausting: those mountain-climbing 
stairs or my daily journey out the annex. 
Thursday. August 26 

7:40 a.m.: Oh my goodness! My class is in 20 
minutes!!! Hurry Fab! Take a shower! 

7:45 a.m.: Make-up. 

7:47 a.m.: Hair. Hair! Time for the hat. 

7:50 a.m.: Get out! Ican't believe I paid twodollars 
for that I.D. holder. Now where is it? 

8:00 a.m.: What's the use of nushing? I'm late 
already. . . . Summer-who? Who's bright idea was it to 
name this thing? Oh, I see it on the horizon. 

8:07 a.m.: This class is packed. My, I can feel 
myself blushing. (I'm turning purple.) They're all 
staring at me. Are all these people psychology majors 
or are they just taking this class lo annoy me? Let me 
sit on the floor and try to act invisible. RIGHT! 

9:30 a.m.: I can't even cross my legs with these 
stupid desks!!! 

9:45 a.m.: If this is Developmental Psychology, 
why am 1 watching a sperm video? Crude. I'm sleep- 

2:00 p.m.: Life Teachings. Whatever happened to 
that teacher-student ratio of 14:1 I read about in the 

Friday. August 27 

Vespers: I don't know, maybe I'm just weird, but 
what's the sense of having a vespers date? Must be a 
Southern thing. 

Monday. August 30 

12:30 p.m.: Lei me check out Talge Hall. 

12:37 p.m.: Ooo! How manly! I see prospects 

Let me mingle! 

12:50 p.m.: Community showers? That could seri- 
ously traumatize the poor little freshmen. I'd shower at 
3 a.m. 

8:00 p.m.: Off to the Student Center I go to study! 

8:15 p.m.: Have mercy! It's packed! People should 
come by reservation only. Between KR's and CNN 
how can one concentrate? 

Tuesday. August 31 

7:20 a.m.: Hey, at least I'm here! I don't care if I'm 

the only idiot in this class I rushed over here to get 

a seat and I got it! 

7:45 a.m.: Where is everybody? 

Wednesday September 1 

11:15 a.m.: "Labor day classes will be held." Does 
that mean they'll be held back or held as usual? 

11:40 a.m.: Ican't believe it's been a week already! 
Look at these people! "We're all in this together." 
Being a Freshie isn't that bad. I miss home but. hey, I 
think I can survive 'till Christmas— hopefully! 




_& "SyJ^ilS 


Southern Accent 

September 9, 13931 


You have attended Southern College for two weeks now. 
What has been your most memorable moment? 

The first day ot class. 
I walked into the 
nursing building 
instead of the psy- 
chology building.' 

Michael Melkersen 
FR Psychology 

"Meeting people. The 
people are really 

Reiko Miyagi 
FR Undecided 

"Community showers!" 

roommate and living 
in the dorm. 

Heather Thompson 
FR Business 

Jason Steen 
FR Business Administration 

April Russell 
FR Business Management 

Doming Events 

Thursday, Sept. 9 

• Antique Show at Hamilton Place 

Mall thru Sept. 12. 

• Assembly at 11 a.m. with Dick 

Duerkson in the church. 

Friday, Sept. 10 

• Vespers at 8 p.m. with Dick Duerkson 

in the church. 

Saturday, Sept. 11 

• Church service with Dick Duerkson 

• Lawn Concert on Talge's west lawn 
at 3:30 p.m. 

• The SA Dating Game at 9:16 p.m. 
with Joker release to follow. 

Sunday, Sept. 12 

0) • Pancake Breakfast in Student Park 
from 8:30-10:30 a.m. 

Tuesday, Sept. 14 

• The Artist Adventure series presents 
Edmund Battersby, pianist, at 8 p.m. in 
Ackerman Auditorium. 

Thursday, Sept. 16 

• Assembly at 11 a.m. with Beecher 


Friday, Sept. 17 

• Vespers at 8 p.m. with Jay Gallimore 
in the church. 

Saturday, Sept. 18 

• Church service with Gordon Bietz. 

• Eugene A. Organ Series present Paul 
Tegels and Dana Robinson at 3 p.m. 
in the Collegedale Church. 

• All-night Softball tournament. 

Sunday, Sept. 19 

• Southern College Triathlon at 
Cohutta Springs. 


The Hunter Museum's presentation! 
The American West continues throuT 
Sept. 26. Call 267-0968 for more ml] 

Walt Disney's World on Ice, "The Beal 
and Beast," will be performed Sundf 
Sept. 26. Call 266-6627 for tickets.1 

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P Volume 49, Issue 2 

"Whatsoever is true, whatsoever is noble, whatsoever is right" 

September 23, 1993 

Poll: 45% still unaware of Bosnian strife 

Blame it on busy college schedules. Blame it on the 
llTV ban in the residence halls. Blame it on the media. 
i Blame it on whatever you wish. 

But Southern College dormitory students are sim- 
I ply not aware of their world, or more specifically, this 
I year's number one news story: the ethnic cleansing 
I (the holocaust, say some) in former Yugoslavia. 

an Accent survey of 100 dormitory students, just 
1 55% of respondents correctly identified "the country 
[j Eastern Europe being torn by ethnic and religious 
| rivalries." (Both "Bosnia" and "former Yugoslavia" 

were accepted.) Many named countries — Iran, Israel, 
Somalia— which aren't even in Eastern Europe. 

(The same question was asked of 385 dormitory 
students ten months ago. At that time, 49% of the 
respondents answered correctly.) 

"I'd like that figure to be 70-80%," says History 
professor Dr. Ben MacArthur. 

"I'm disappointed, but not surprised," says Journal- 
ism professor Dr. R. Lynn Sauls. "Students' lives are 
terribly crowded. It will be different when they're out 
of school." 

What country in Eastern Europe 

is being torn by ethnic and 

religious rivalries? 

Possible solution? See page 6. 

LCHAMPS: Bob Overstreet's Softball team (3-3 during the regular season) lost to 
Itio one in Saturday's all-night tournament. For more on the games, see pages 10 
I and 1 1 . (Front row: Phil Fong, Mark Waters, Yonas Temesgen, Gary Welch, Seth 
iMoffit, Brent Burdick; back row: Stan Hobbs, Bob Overstreet, Marc Grundy, 
■ Darren Kennedy, Todd Strieker, and Alex Rodriguez.) 

Pena, Pippen 

recovering at 


Pippen: 111 never ride 
motorcycle again 

Bv Kelly Mapes 

Scott Pena and Thomas Pippen have been trans- 
ferred from the Erlanger Trauma Unit to a regular 
room after their Sept. 1 1 motorcycle accident on 
Prospect Church Road. Pippen was flown to Erlanger 
Hospital by helicopter when his left lung was punc- 
tured. He also sustained a dislocated left foot and 
ankle, broken scapula, broken hip bone, and injured 
left knee. Scott broke his lower back, lower left leg, 
and heel bone. 

The accident occurred at 9 p.m. when Pena, Pippen, 
and two other motorcyclists were riding back from a 
Ray Boltz concert downtown. "I felt the bike lift over 
a hill before rounding a comer," says Pippen, who 
remembers only a "yellow line, lights, sparks, and 
Scott's helmet" before waking up in the woods. 

At Erlanger, Pippen and Pena receive about 50 
visitors aday. Pena's mom, Milly Preussneer, says she 
expects Scott to be discharged Sept. 23. Pena will not 
return to Southern until second semester. Instead, he 
will be placed in a body cast, and begin physical 
therapy in two months. Pippen says he's "going to try 
to Finish the semester." 

Pena says he plans to get another motorcycle when 
he recovers. But not Pippen. "I'm not going to get on 
another motorcycle everagain. I value life a little more 

The Eyes Have It 


World News 5 

Editorial 6 

Features 8 

Missions 9 

Sports 10 

Religion 12 

Arts 13 

Lifestyles 14 

Dating Game 

Southern Accent 


September 23, 

Campus Notes 

dilferen. e.hnrc Call Behavioral ^^±^ZSZScm^. 

rnniart Phil Garver lor more information. a«,i- 

lull schedule olits conductor. Dr. Marvin Robertson. Scheduling problems 

e Middle East this s 


ere further compounded by the Die Melstersmgers tnp 

■'sslmptyamatterottlmefor personnel." explains Robertson. -Wethoughtwedlet rt rest 

year and see what the demand would be in anolher year.' 

LASS IN AUSTRIA: Judy Glass, organ professor. '»«!™ n ^ 

le will be practicing and performing with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, sne win 

ne ol three musicians from different countries performing in Vienna. 
HIGH-TECH MUSIC: A new computer lab for music theory classes has beer . .retailed In 
the Music Dept. The lab includes two Macintosh Centris 610 s with CD ROM, large 
extended keyboards, and electronic musical keyboards. The lab is designed to 
ua0 v in a variety ol music classes, but initially shall be used for ear training classes 
SPANISH CLUB:lf you're interested in joining a Spanish Clubcome to the organizational 
meeting Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. in Lynn Wood Hall. 

AMERICANS IN EUROPE: A team of three went to Europe to monitor the curriculum 
used in the colleges involved in the ACA system. The team included Helmut Ott and Man- 
Carmen Gallego from the Modern Languages Department an J '" , -" 
Academic Administration. 
KNOWN FAR AND WIDE: Long-term health care program 

' e program which will sidestep drfterenl 

d Floyd Greenleaf , VP ft 

process of attaining national 
standards required by each state. 
GRE DEADLINE: Monday, Oct IS, 
testing day. Call Suzy Evans at 2782 
THIRSTY SHRUBS: 25 year-old shrubs 
working to save the shrubs 

POTLUCK: Enjoy Indian, Korean, 
Polluck this Sat.. Sept. 25 at 1:00. It 
are interested in joining the dub, o 
alumni. They were also welcomed I 
Storm. This year's military theme is 
armed forces. "This is not to honor w 

application deadline for the Dec. 13 GRE 
Dre information. 

jnd SCare dying of thirst. TheGrounds Dept. 
of the worst droughts ever. 
Spanish, and Italian lood at the International Club 
will be held in the Spalding Elem. School gym. If you 
intact Eddy Caballero at 238-3012 
will not be the first Homecoming for over 350 SC 
lome from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert 
lo remember former students who have served in the 
ar ," says Jim Ashlock, Directorof Alumni and College 
Relations, "bul to give recognition to those who were drafted and served in the military." 
Throughout Ihe weekend of Oct. 28-31 there will be special activities planned but the 
highlight, according to Ashlock, wilt be a presentation by Dave Roever, a Christian 
Vietnam Vet who was severely injured. His presentation is entitled, "From Tragedy to 
Thumph.'and will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. There will also be war memorabilia on display 
in the Herilage Room, Lynn Wood Hall. 

SSAC SIGN-UP: All students wanting to attend the Southern Society of Adventist 
Communicators at Cohutta Springs, Oct. 29-31 . should sign-up now in the Journalism 
Dept. Students get a special rate. 

RELIGION MAJORS: Seniors and juniors, don't forget to hand in your information tor the 
Placement book/File. This service is provided by the Counseling Center at no charge. 
TESTING: The Registration deadline for PRAXIS II — subject assessments and specialty 
area tests— is September 29 for November 15 test dale. Pick up applications at the 
Counseling Center. 

GRAD ALERT: Admission advisors for graduate schools from Andrews University and 
Siena University will be on campuson October 7-8. Call the Counseling Centerat 2782 
moie information. 
NOVEL IDEA: Helen Pyke, a composition, creative writing teacher, and director of the 
composition program wrote a book this summer called. The Liberation ofAllyson Brown. 
The novel is aboul a young successful career woman who lost her only child in a car 
accident The story revolves around her realization that even though she had been 
heavily involved in church activities she had not grasped God's hand. Pyke wrote the book 
in 20 and a half days. "My students inspire me lo write," she : 
SERVICE GARAGE: The Industrial Technology Dept. has a full service garage located 
behind Hackman Hall. They not only offer services to students and faculty but others as 
well. They work on a scheduled bases up to a week in advance. Contact Dale Wallers tor 
more information. 

CONCERT: On October 4, Musica Antiqua Koln will be r 
regarded as the leading baroque chamber music ensemble c 

scene. Koln was founded in 1973 by violinisWiolistReinhardGoebal.Thegroup achieved 
ii s Hi i major successes in 1978 with concens in Paris, Amsterdam, London's Queen 
Elizabeth Hall, and principal German festivals and cities. The concert will be held in the 
church at 8 p.m and double credit assembly will be given. 

BKT UPDATE: BKT, also known as Beta Kappa Tau, has many activities planned 
Including bowling and skating in September, In October, the club will be going to Orchard 

followed by a picnic in the Student Park 
PROFESSOR SEARCH: If anyone knows the current address and/or phone numbers for 
.rSCprofessors:Dr Jerome McGil! and Dr. Ron Carter who wereatSC 1980-1986 
T.Shim 580RidgelineRun Longwood, FL 32750-3320 Home' (4071 
767-0001 Fax; (407) 767-0475 nunm-vmrj 

NURSING POPULAR: Nursing degrees are becoming more and more desired at 
Southern. -We are bursting at the seams,'' says Bonnie Hunt, Nursing's Upper Division 
re overwhelmed with applications due to job security." Southern offers 
*o years and a B.S. degree in four, making .1 the only area college to 
rtth the 2 + 2 nursing program. 100% of Southern's 1991 nursing 

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September 23, 1 993 Southern Accent 

People helping people 

United Way holds campaign on campus 

By Ellen Roberts 

^■People helping people, a concept 
IBsed ihrough time. The Good Samari- 
mis topping. Mother Teresa sacrificing, 
Hprse responding. 
HfThis year students of Southern Coi- 
ns have the opportunity to help people 
PJnh eir community. A student United 
Way campaign is being held on campus 
^|aise money for the organization. 

■ United Way is a nonprofit organiza- 
fltjn designed to raise money to help 46 
munity agencies in the Chattanooga 

. Their goal is to raise over $10 

Bfljion dollars this year. The Chatta- 

Rjfega United Way represents 1 1 coun- 

s in Tennessee. Alabama, and Geor- 

■The campaign closes at the end of 

) October. 

Dn Southern's faculty level, the 
Bed Way campaign has been around 
Xlong time. Dr. Don Dick. professor 
speech communication, was the fac- 
^■leader for the past ten years. This 
I Bar he stepped aside, relinquishing his 
duty to Ed Lamb, professor of social 
1 E[k and family studies. Faculty and 
Bffiare encouraged to donate through 
i payroll deduction. 

Matt Deming is the student coordi- 

£>r. "Mr. Lamb knew I had an interest 

something like this since I am a social 

fek major. He asked me. President 

Sahly said to go for it, and it went from 
there," says Deming. 

Southern is the only area campus 
directly involving students in its cam- 
paign. "United Way is looking at our 
campaign to see if they can use it as an 
example for other schools," says Lamb. 

The campus campaign is educating 
students to the issues and needs in the 
community, so they can give more gen- 
erously when they are finally able. "We 
feel this student campaign is important 
forthis reason: United Way found those 
under 40 aren't as familiar with their 
campaigns and as used to giving," says 

At fall registration, several person- 
nel representing Chattanooga nonprofit 
agencies sat at the United Way table. 
Then, Lamb and Dem ing took a Tennes- 
see River cruise with 200 campaign 
leaders in preparation for the campaign. 
Deming will also serve on the fund 
allocation committee. The committee 
which meets twice in September, will 
see that donations are used responsibly. 

"Chattanooga has a generous en- 
dowment which covers most of the local 
United Way overhead," says Lamb. Only 
four percent of gifts go toward overhead 
expenses at United Way. The rest of the 
money is distributed to the organiza- 
tions and agencies in Chattanooga. 

Nationally there are over 2000 

United Way organizations, yet the one 
thing they have in common is theirname. 
Each United Way is independent and 
funds raised stay in each community. 

A new option for United Way do- 
nors is called Positive or Negative Des- 
ignation. Donors may designate agen- 
cies they want their money to go to or 
not go to. "This solved a lot of problems 
for some people," says Lamb. 

"Eventually, we would like to move 
into the high school level " says Jim 
Hughson, associate campaign director 
for united way. "This is a good educat- 
ing process, a way to make students 
aware of the social agencies out there." 

President Donald R. Sahly of South- 
em College is eager for Southern to be 
involved ai the student level. "1 am a 
total supporter of United Way. There is 
no way any of us can meet the human 
needs we face day to day. As Christians 
in this community, we have the respon- 
sibility to be the Good Samaritan. Most 
of us don't hike along the highway look- 
ing for wounded, but the wounded are 
out there," says Sahly. "By giving a few 
dollars each month, We help to ensure 
that those 46 agencies out there have the 
funds to do their work." 

"Southern is the first college with 
students participating," says Lamb. "1 
find that exciting." 

Wampler and Dunzweiller: Someone to talk to 

Jj3y Alicia Gohee 

J IfamanhasaMr.PotatoHeadonhi 
Cfwokshelf, people ought to trust him. 

Jim Wampler, the new Director of 
i Counseling, has lots of games and trin- 
■^ts on his bookshelves — including a 
At. Potato Head. 

[ The brown-eyed Southern College 
fraduate is one of three new additions to 
jie Counseling Center staff. The two 
[thers are Midge Dunzweiler, Associ- 
'fe Director of Counseling, and Suzy 

Wampler returned to Southern for 
JRl reasons. "I like doing counsel- 
Hue said. "I like the area— it's like 
ming back home." 

^Originally, Wampler's field was 
junselingacadcmy-age students. How- 
j Southern is one of the few colleges 
Ranged his mind. "It's nice to be 
Bffo come back to Southern college 
jKet back into counseling," he said. 
Wampler was formerly principal at 
nnydale Academy. 
Aside from being extra-ordinarily 
^gW ampler is enjoying his new job 
Southern. But despite his full 
idar he says "I'm not going to turn 
body down for a counseling ses- 

NEW COUNSELING TEAM: Dunzwieler, Wampler, and Evans. 

sion." He enjoys meeting students and 
learning about their lives, even if they 
just walk into the office to chat. 

The same is true for Southern's other 
new counselor, Mrs. Dunzweiler, who 
comes from Pacific Union College. 

"Students have felt very free to talk," 
she says, "though a lot of them are at first 
hesistant about confidentiality." 

Mrs. Dunzweiler has four45-minute 
appointment slots open each day, plus 
two emergency slots. Students are al- 
lowed seven free sessions a semester. 
"This is not long-term therapy." 

Dunzweiler says she is here to "give 
hope. Students just want to know they're 

okay I don't do the work for them. 

I teach them how to take care of them- 


Evans came to Southern, "because it's 
a good job, something I was interested 
in." She is married to Ted Evans, an 
instructor in the physical education de- 
partment. The couple have no children, 
but they raise and show bloodhounds. 

The Testing and Counseling office 
also administers many national aca- 
demic tests, personality tests and career 
placement analyses. 

Each counseling staff memberis look- 
ing to help Southern students in every 
possible way. "Early decisions affect 
later decisions," said Wampler. "It's 
much easier to follow goals if there's a 
light at the end of the tunnel." 


"Clinton? Let him die." 
— Dr. Jack Blanco, on what 
doctors would say if the President 
were moved to the top of the 
medical waiting list. 

"The World Series mean nothing!" 
— Braves fan and Dean of Men 
Stan Hobbs. 

"I'm a sucker for lemons." 
—Junior Cindy Brown, as she ate 

her lemon meringue pie. 

"1 don't know. Wc have the same 
problem explaining where God 

— Dr. Henry Kuhlnum. when asked 
about the origin of the universe 
and the Big Bang Theory. 

"Truth is not something you vote 

— -Dr. Don Dick to speech students, 
after (hey had taken a vote to see if 
a quiz question should be extra 


—Bachelor 112 Steve Nyirady, when 
asked to describe himself in one 
word at the "Dating Game." 

"Hook, line, and sinker." 
— Bachelorette #1 Donna Denton, 
when fish-lover Toby Bitzer asked 
her how she catches her man. 
(Bitzer later chose #1.) 

"This isn't the 'Price is Right!' 
This is the 'Dating Game!'" 
— Host Derek Turcios to an overly 
helpful audience. 

"He touched me! No one ever 
touched me, but he touched me!" 
— Dick Duerkson. playing the role 
of a leper heated by Jesus' touch. 

"It is one of the most thrilling 
experiences anyone can have." 
—Dr. Bill Wohlers, on listening to 
the college vespers song service 
from the front. 

"Sin isn't just the bad things we do, 
it's the good things we don't do." 
— Martin Weber, Friday vespers. 

"There will be a lot of chubby 
people going to Heaven , and a lot 
of skinny people going to hell." 
— Weber, who was chubby as a kid 
and told he could not go to 

"But He asks us to interview Him 

every day." 

—Journalism profession Dr. Lynn 

Sauls, relating Iww Tom Brokaw, 

when asked who he wished he 

could interview, chose Jesus 



Southern Accent 


September 23 

Senators elected 

By Daniel Eppel 

The polls are closed and Ihe SA Senate results 
are in. The election was Thursday, Sept. 16. Just 
339 students voted, and 57 ballots were thrown out 
due to inaccuracies in the votingprocedure. Twenty- 
twostudentsranforl7available precincts. Thatcher 
has seven, Talge seven, and Village three. The 

ThlKlnr Hall Prpdncls [1-71 
#1 Rooms 100-144: Young Hee Chae 
#2 Rms. 153-198: Wendy Cockrell 
#3 Rms. 200-245: Dana Dobobsky 
#4 Rms. 253-298: Julie Dittes 
#5 Rms. 300-348: Cynthia Antolin 
#6 Rms. 350-398: Heather Aasheim 
#7 Rms. 412-643: Avimaria Davis 
Tah,,. Hall Prwincls (8-14) 
#8 Rooms 105-128: Ken LeVos 
#9 Rms. 141-184: Mark Ermshar 
#10 Rms. 201-236: Greg Camp 
#11 Rms. 238-284: Chad Grundy 
#12. Rms. 301-334: Robert Hopwood 
#13. Rms. 336-384: Kendall Turcios 
#14. Rms. A-C: Jeremy Liu 
Villas At Large [15-171 
#15 Donna Denton 
#16 Chris Pon 
#17 Deborah Herman 

The main task of the SA Senators is to represent 
the students. SA Vice President and Chairman of 
the SA Senate Matt Whitaker says. "The senate 
provides authority for students to solve problems, 
and voice ideas with the faculty." 

Whitlakcr's mum l'oiiI is to lei the student body 
know [hat [he senate is for (heir benefit. Input and 
interest from village students is also a concern. 
Communication from all students is encouraged. 

Mac lab completed; open house Monda 

Bv Kris Jones 

In 1991, when Southern College was being re- 
viewed for reaccreditation, a self-study committee 
surveyed students and faculty and found a need for a 
Macintosh computer lab. Two years and thousands of 
dollars later, we have one. 

The Art and Journalism Departments submitted a 
joint proposal for $80,000 to the Administration to 
reform the lab. They received $35,000. This money, 
combined with funds already in existence, enabled the 
partial completion of the lab. A grant of $30,000 
dollars from McKee Food Corporation in May fin- 
ished the job. 

Now the Mac lab is open and ready to be used. Bob 

Garren, Chairman of the Art Dept., says he can "envi- 

the machines being constantly used until they're 

worn out instead of obsolete." Currently, there ar 
computer stations. All are equipped with Pagr 
Microsoft Word, and a JMP statistics prograrr 
Express and Adobe Photoshop software has al 
ordered. The lab has a laser printer, color/grayj 
scanner, CD-ROM, and clip art CDs availabll 
student use. These design capabilities make Maca 
the most frequently used computer in the c 

Now everyone has the chance to see the equip. 
An Open House is scheduled for Monday, Sepfl 
from 1 1:30-1:00. There will be a list of pnx 
rules, and hours, as well as refreshments. "ThepuJ 
is to let the students and staff know what's here/1 
Dr. Lynn Sauls, Chairman of the Journalism! 
Communications Dept. 

Call 2730 for more information on the Macll 

NURSES LANE?: Tina Westerback strolls down the new sidewalk between Thatcher! 
and Herin Hall. A mini-park called "The Maples" will be set up at the top of the sidewj 





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from the Red Food Warehouse. 

September 23, 1993 

Southern Accent 

World Mews 

Why It 

if you met a Bosnian student in Biology class, would you understand her 

loirs'? If you visited the queues of an unemployment agency, would you know 
;|ugh to recommend or reject support for the North American Free Trade 

'Agreement (NAFTA)? If you could not afford necessary medical treatment, 

would you know if Clinton's health care package would help you? If you decided 
itake a vacation with your family, would you know enough to warn them of the 

Pes in visiting Florida or Egypt? 

PfFor most on this campus, the answer to these questions is a haunting No. 

News of distant events and unfamiliar people just doesn't seem relevant. After 

Blvou may think, headlines of a newspaper rarely contain news that directly 

Reacts me. Think again. 

BSVorld News directly affects you— the way you think, act, and live. It shapes 

WKn. And if it doesn't, it should. 

__f still remember, vividly, the ABC nightly news clip of a wounded grand- 

MLr, struck by a Serb mortar barrage while crying over the grave of her 
itemized erandchild. Today, that image continues to remind me of how much 
Rdmothers love their grandkids andhowmuchmy grandma loves me. I value 
wen more, now, the weekly letters she sends me. 

JEow can someone see the horrors in Bosnia and not learn the value of loving 
Re and hating less? How can someone see the astounding peace reverberating 
Kss the Middle East and not realize the pettiness of some personal disagree- 
Kts and hatred? How can someone see the victims of thoughtless murder and 
Brestic crime and not seek ways to make society a safer place? Does Andrew 
He to strike you? Do floods have to engulf you? Does your grandmother have 
Tie? Does it have to be your health care before you care? 

Ik good friend always cares enough to be informed about what is going on in 
your life. Even if he can't change your circumstance he can at least be informed 
gtugh to empathize and know what to pray for. And if the time comes when he 
your circumstance or someone else's, he will have the knowledge 
KBcessary to help you. , 

ilfish man does not care about other people or events as long as they don t 
Sect him. From race riots in L.A. to ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, from homeless 
poor in Chattanooga to starving nations in Africa, from murder in Florida to 
manslaughter in South Africa, from joblessness in New Hampshire toeconomic 
straggle in Japan, a selfless man cares about other people and events because 
they not only shape his life but the lives of those around him. Do you care? 

sian President Boris Yellsin dissolved 
the Russian Parliament Tuesday, 
moving to take complete control of 
Russia until elections in December. 
This move takes governmental con- 
trol away from Parliament, which 
has consistently impeded Yeltsin's 
democratic reform plans. In re- 
sponse, the Parliament called 
Yeltsin's move "unconstitutional," 
and swore in Yeltsin's vice-presi- 
dent as the new president. 

Rangers have captured Osman Atto, 
a chief aide to Somali warlord 
Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Aidid's mili- 
tia, already accused of killing over 
50 U.N. peacekeepers, has re- 
sponded by threatening to attack 
U.N. installations in Mogadishu un- 
less Atto is released. The move fur- 
ther escalates tensions in the re- 

HEALTH CARE: President Clinton 
officially unveiled his long-awaited 
health care plan last night, continu- 
ing hiscampaign to educate the pub- 
lic and win bi-partisan support for the 
new reforms. Among those already 
supporting the plan is former Sur- 
geon General C. Everett Koop and 
the American College of Physicians 
(ACT), an 80,000 member organiza- 
tion of internal medicine specialists. 

TUITION HELP: President Clinton 
signed the National Service Act into 
law Tuesday, offering tuition money 
for college students in exchange tor 
public service. The plan makes over 
$4700 availableto a student and has 
been hailed a "domestic version of 
the peace corps." 

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and 
Palestin Liberation Organization 
Chairman Yasser Arafat signed an 
historic peace agreement in Wash- 
ington last week, offering mutual rec- 
ognition and self-rule for the PLO in 
Jericho and the Gaza Strip. This 
agreement may lead to peace be- 
tween other nations of the region, 
including Israel and Jordan. 

CAN'T READ: The Department of 
Education released a second report 
last week indicting our nation's 
schools. The results, following the 
earlier report that nearly half of adult 
Americans are unable to read any- 
thing more difficult than a street map, 
say many American students read 
too poorly to understand even simple 
written passages. 

HOPE: In Bosnia, U.N. negotiators 
hope a peace settlement between 
the former Yugoslav republics can 
be reached as early as next week. 

—Compiled by David Bryan. 

Do you read the news »«w 
section of the paper Jg£"L 

auaru (lav? nan/ m™,™. 

every day ■. 

Is it important to be well-informed aboutcu rrent news events? 

, 'Yes. You can learn from other events 

and people's mistakes and become a 

better person." 

Michael Logan, JR 
Corporate Wellness 

Ana Gutierrez, SO 

"No. If anything really important 
happens someone will tell me, other- 
wise the world can get along fine 
without me. I don't have enough time 
to read a newspaper." 
Dr. David Ekkens 

.._ can shape these 

. .,, „_, „jr choice of leaders. They 

make decisions about and form 

responses to issues which 

directly affect us." 

Southern Accent 

September 23 


That Dog is Your Girlfriend 

About 18 months ago when I was teaching English 
in Thailand, my friend Pong helped me conduct a 
school- wide world awareness survey. 

Some of our survey questions were just for fun: 
"Name a popular American food," we asked our stu- 
dents. "American fried rice," they answered. "Name a 
popular English song," we asked. "Right Here Wait- 
ing," said some. "Yesterday Once More," said others. 
But, our survey had serious questions as well. When 
we told our students to name a country with "many, 
many people," Thailand, which doesn't have that 
many people, tied for third with Russia and India. 

At this point, my co-workers Jeff and Roger sat 
down with me to evaluate the survey results, After 
much deliberation, we decided that it was possible our 
students (most of them our age) weren't terribly well- 
informed about their world, or as Roger (from Scot- 
land) put it, "Mwaahhli — our students shall indeed be 
Nobel Prize winners someday soon!" 

That evening as we ate at the night market with our 
students, we decided that maybe we had judged them 
too quickly. Surely they had a fair grasp of current 
events. We needed to give them another chance — and 

Roger turned to a bright girl named Ae. "Ae?" said 
Roger. "Have you noticed thai the Middle East is really 
heating up lately?" 

"What, Roger? said Ae. 

"Umm, Middle East bad, very bad," said Roger. 
Silence. Confusion. A mangy dog walked by. 
"That dog is your girlfriend!!!" exclaimed Ae. 
And everyone but us howled with delight. 
In the term that followed we quickly instituted three 
new classes— current events classes— with the intent 
of informing our students about their world. We de- 
cided that, if our students weren't going to read the 
paper or watch the news at home, we would tell them 
what they were missing at school. 

I remember feeling bad for my Thai friends because 
many of them really didn't have a clue what was 
happening in their world. If only they would spend just 
five minutes a day with a paper, I thought. If only they 
kept up with their world as American students do. 

And I looked forward to returning to Southern Col- 
lege, where people had a much better understanding of 
our world, where people were indeed following Jesus' 
command to "keep watch," where people could an- 
swer current events questions with responses other 
than, "That dog is your girlfriend." 
And, so, last fall, 1 conducted another current events 
survey here on this campus. 1 I asked 385 dormitory 
students six current events questions. 

"Who was Ross Perot's running mate in last week's 
election," I asked, confident that you would remember 
the Admiral James Stockdale. 
"Scottsdale, Stockwell, Stockton, Stockman," you 

said. "Stockbridge, Stockholm, Stone, SunnjJ 
Stromberg." 2 

Just 33.7% of you answered correctly. 

Which political party does the Christian C 
support? I asked. A 50/50 chance, yet just 6 
you said the Republican Party. 

Who or what was Iniki? Only 1 1 .2% of yo 
fled the devastating Hawaiian hurricane. 

And then there was the Bosnia question. (S 

Two weeks ago, we asked you to name tht 
news event of the summer. 6% of you saidC 
$200 haircut; 3% of you said Bosnia. 

Quite simply, this campus is no less ignorant J 
current events than my Thai (Buddhist) students! 
And that's sad. Why? Because Christie 
only be awareof these situations; we should be poj 
for them. 

Maybe our World News page will help. Mq| 
current events class would help. 

These are incredible times we're Iivii 
incredible events we're witnessing. It's incrediH 
we choose to ignore them. Incredible. 



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Assistant Editor 

Rick Mann 

Layout Editor 

Ellen S. Roberts 

World News Editor 

David Bryan 

Sports Editor 

N. Steve Gensolin 

Religion Editor 

Daniel Nyirady 
Missions Editor 

Cynthia Antolin 
Lifestyles Editor 

Heather Brannan 


Stacy Spaulding 
Matthew Niemeyer 
Chris Stokes 
Graphic Artist 
Jason Wilhelm 

Paper Boy 

Monte Christen 


Dr. Herbert Coolidge 


Dr. R. Lynn Sauls 

If Southern offered a one-hour class 
in current events, would you take it' 

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This week's best and worst on campus 


Those freshly baked cookies 
in KITs Place. 

The wall-side journal, which 
now works, in the cafeteria. 

The newly-finished sand 
volleyball court. 


Those guys who ran off 
full boxes of doughnuts a 
vespers in the gym. 

Long lines and congestion I 
during cafeteria peak times! 

$9,000 for a volleyball co4 

September 23, 1993 

Southern Accent 

How Southern College Sees the World 

j Concert etiquette I 

^TOast Tuesday evening around 8:00 p.m., hoards of 

I'young Advenlist Americans crowded into Ackemian 

Wditorium. The air was filled with eager excitement 

ohave "a pianist of the purest romantic style" in their 


&s the night wore on, however, I began to sink 
I lower in my auditorium chair, my stomach pulsated 
I with ill-feelings, and my hands shook, too wet with 
s perspiration to grasp the person in front of me 
|by the neck. In between each melodious movement I 
I could only pray that noone would start that horrendous 
Islapping together of hands. At Intermission I waited 
lanxiously for someone of status to rise and explain 
■concert etiquette to those who might be attending their 
irst culture event. But, alas, all were allowed to suffer 
hi blissful ignorance. 

Americans, or is it Adventists, so eager to 

Is it just because we like to make noise— to 

[ipate of sorts? Or is it because we don't allow 

> be stirred by the art — no, the emotion of 

Or maybe we are just jealous we can't 

bmi like Battersby. 

Loud fools 

making noise 

stealing Art from the Gallery. 

Do they not know? 

Has someone not told them 

Thievery is wrong? 

—Heather Labrenz 

Concert etiquette It 

Some students on this liberal arts campus need a 
few tips on how to act during a concert. I was thor- 
oughly embarrassed by the behavior exhibited during 
Edmund Battersby's concert last week. In fact, he 
deserves a written apology. So I have devised a SIMPLE 
list of suggestions for those uninformed in proper 

1 beha 

If you don't 


2. If you are required to be at a concert, 
respect the people who attend to be 
"blessed" or "enlightened" or "entertained." 

3. Don't laugh at the artist's gestures. Half of 
what makes an artist successful is his or 
her relationship — including body language — 
to the music, if you can't control yourself, 

4. Think of a concert as part of your higher 

5. Follow your program. Clap after complete 
pieces — not in between movements, not in 
between rests. 

6. If you aren't absolutely sure when to clap, 
watch Dr. Robertson! He almost always sits 
near the front. Look for him. If he smiles and 
begins clapping, you can clap too. When he 
frowns and drags his hand across his throat 
with a slicing action, that is a sure sign not to 

On my way back to the dorm, I heard a student 

, "How are we supposed to know how to 
act?" Well, now you have six, simple suggestions. 
Please take notes. At concerts, your ignorance isnot 
bliss to the concert-adept person sitting next to you. 
— Tonya Cochran 

The odds are against her 

Fabiola Vatel's "diary" in Accent detailing her 
first week at SC sent me to the telephone. 

I called to ask my freshman daughter about the 
size of her classes. Surprisingly, all of her classes 
are small except "Life and Teachings of Jesus." 
That class is 70-to-l. 

My question is "Why?" That is the class where 
I don't want my daughter to just be a number. That 
class is why we are sending her to Southern. That 
class— and $10,000— is the main difference be- 
tween the local community college and SC. 

I want the teacher close enough to look into the 
eyes of my daughter and realize that she doesn't 
understand, that she doesn't agree, that she is hurt- 
ing, angry, or doubtful. I want her to feel free to 
raise her hand to ask a question. She never will, at 

I was told that this class could make a difference 
in her life. I'll take a large history class, science 
class, or math class any day to a large Bible class. 
When I visit Southern, I am going to find that 
teacher and ask him how my daughter is doing. I'll 

bet 70-to-l that he won't know her name 

— Parent of a Freshman 


Southern Accent 


September 23 

Southern plays "The Dating Game' 

By Jeane Hernandez 

Southern students behind closed doors? A chance to 
be a fly on the wail and hear intimate details never 
revealed before in public? Remind you of anything? 

"Bachelorctte#2, 1 mean bache-lor #2 . . ." was one 
of the comments that sent the crowd into an uproar at 
the S A dating game, which kicked off the./o*er release 
party Saturday, Sept. 11. 

Four eligible bachelors or bachelorettes were cho- 
sen and hidden from view from theirpotential date, but 
not from the entire student body, giving the audience 
a chance to participate in the selection of the date. 
After many little questions host Derek Turcios asked 
the big one: "Will it be bachelor #1 , #2, #3, or #4?" 

Avery McDougle, Social Vice-President, says "the 
dating game was for students to meet each other and 
possibly start a love connection." 

But what is a "mystery date" without its spies? 
Junior Paul Ruhling was relieved after not choosing 
"bachelorette" #2, Noah McCall, despite the hoots and 
hollers from the audience. "No one told me it was a 
guy," says Ruhling. "I had a feeling, with the audience 
wanting me to choose #2, and the voice." 

"My favorite part of the dating game was the 
beautifulNoah McCall," reminisces JuniorSam Greer. 

Oneof the evening 's winners, Freshman Luis Gracia, 
was just a bit excited. "I won! I can't believe it! I'm 
going on a date. It's about time." 

For those who were not lucky enough to win a date 
to Grady's or El Meson, Southern's official student 
directories were distributed. Editor Kim Day proudly 
released the 1 993-94 Joker just 18 days after registra- 

A deep concentration that every teacher longs for 
was given to the Joker the rest of the evening. Some 
were heard to remark that the Joker "is the most 
studied book on campus." 


(Clockwise from top): 
Bachelorettes Robin Hays, Noah McCall, 
Monica Medina, and Sophia Peralta; 
Host Derek Turcios and Tobias Bitzer; 
Kim Day and the 1993-94 dating guide. 

Through their eyes 

Southern's foreign students share their impressions of America 

By Avery McDougle 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to 
switch countries? To gather your things, to say good- 
bye to friends and family, to leave your homeland. 

Well, over 150 students have done just that. Here 
are a few foreign students and their impressions of 
America before and after their arrival: 

■ Indonesian Herdy Moniyung came to America 
"just to find something new." At first, he thought 
America was amazing. He says that America is a very 
organized country. Herdy came to our country to 
pursue an education— and education in which he didn't 
have to worry about the Sabbath. But, when Herdy set 
foot on American soil, he quickly became frustrated 
with the American way of life. How different it was 
from Indonesia. Herdy says that the cost of things is 
outrageous here. In Indonesia, you can get a whole 
meal for 50 cents. Herdy's dreams have been altered 
since his arrival in America. His dream now is just to 
live within the American system. 

■ Russian OlegPredoliak'simpression of America 
was slightly different. Oleg's impression of America, 
as he put it, was "big cars and buildings, lots of 
religious freedom." Oleg had similar reasons for com- 
ing to our country as Herdy did. In Russia, it is the law 
to attend school on the Sabbath. Oleg says Russklti 

ADJUSTMENT:HerdyMoniyungl e a7r^towS 
with a new culture and high prices. 

people think that God is for ignorant people"! 
proved them wrong. When Oleg was in school! 
at the top of his class. When the students dis^ 
that he was a Christian, how amazed they | 
outsmarted them in almost everything. Russ 
dents are taught that American people a 
poor, and that America is not a land of opport^ 
all. Oleg says that many citizens of Russia w 
back to communism because there w; 
then, and things were provided for them. ' 
American people are free-spirited and rebelM 

■ Filipino Mike Dawal came to Americai 
opportunities it offered. Mike says that AmflT 
more advanced country. The school systeWJ 
Philippines taught that Americans ignore ft 
Mike still views America as a land of o 
see nothing of what the school taught about A 
he says. 

■ French citizen Nicolas Bosdedore alsj 
America as a land of prosperity, a land wilh^ 
technology. Nicolas says that American f ' 
very generous in helping other countr: 
French people think that Americans a 
no manners. The French also believe 
are self-centered and have no respect foreldef^i 
also came to America for religious freedoniT 
says America is more of a Christian nation lh»4 

September 23, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Miss ions 

KOREA: "The land of the morning calm" 

Just Think 
About It 

So nearly 90% of you are m least considering it, (See poll below.) Good. Bui 
ie actual decision is difficult, isn't it? Here are a few concerns you might have: 

Your Concern 

!."t have to finish school" 

2. "I'll miss my friends.' 

4. "I don't have money" 

5. "I'm not the missionary type.' 1 

My answer: 

Why? You have many years ahead ol 
you. Are you in that much of a hurry 
to jump into that life-long job? 
Write! There IS a postal service. 
They will miss you, too. but don't 
worry, they won't desert you. (And 
you WILL make new friends that 
you'll have for a lifetime). 
Of course you will! Whether you're 
50 miles or 5000 miles away, you 
will miss home. But eventually your 
abode will become "home." (And 
believe me, you won't wantto leave.) 
Fear not. Money is not a big issue. 
Fund-raising for mission trips gets 
good response. 

Pray about it. God will lead you and 
will mold you into the missionary He 


Travel to a new land, learn about a new people, experience a new culture, help 
those in need, serve the Lord, share God's message. 

EXTRA Extras 

Diving, surfing, spear fishing, visiting museums, beautiful drives, quiet times, 
and MORE! 

Okay, so has any of this wet your taste buds? It sounds appealing, doesn it? 
What's stopping you? Being an SM is NOT for everyone, but if you feel that 
God can use you . . . 
Just think about it. 

How interested are you in 
being a student missionary? 


I've been in Korea for two weeks now I visited Seoul for a week and a half: 

it's huge, busy, smog-filled, traffic-crazy, and there's GREAT shopping Now 

I am in Chun Cheon, which is a small city in the mountains We take a taxi to 

school in the morning and walk the rest of the time I live with two other girls 

and our apartment is small but I really like it Weieach six classes 7:00-10:00 

a.m. and 6:00-9:00 p.m. I'm in the process of setting up violin lessons. . . . I'm 
starting to get sick of rice two to three times a day, but 1 love this place. 
Wendi Louden, English and Bible teacher, Chun Cheon, Korea 

RELIGIONS: Buddhist (36%). Conlucian (24%) 
Prolestant (23%). Catholic (5%), Other (12%) 
LIFE EXPECTANCY: Male. 67; Female, 73 
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Korean (surprise!) 
CLIMATE: Temperale, June — August rains 
CURRENCY: Won (767=$1 US) 


"Walking into a classroom and being 
blowrvaway by kimche breath." 
— Robyn Bradford, SR 
Korea 1992-93 

Three days after my arrival, the rain 
finally cleared away the haze. I 
looked out my window and saw a 
mountain 2000 meters high." 
— Theo Phillips, SR 
Korea 1992-93 

"My students introduced themselves 
to me as Terminator, Window Brush, 
Fanny, Car, etc. I learned that these 
nicknames were simply the first En- 
glish word that came to their minds." 
— Cathleen Pedigo, SR 
Korea 1992-93 


5:30 An SM's day begins at least an 
hour before the sun rises. 
6:15 20-minute subway ride, 
standing room Only. 
6:45 Staff worship: if you're late, 
a 1 000-won fine. (Koreans SMs earn 
about 610,000 won each month.) 
7:00-11:00 Four English classes, 
20 Korean adults each. 
11:00-5:00 Lunch or sightseeing 
with students, or grading papers. 
5:00-9:00 Classes continue, three 
English and one Bible. 
9:00-11:30 Return home, visit with 
friends, grade papers, plan classes. 
11:30 Personal devotions, supper. 

—Jeremy Liu, SR 
Korea 1991-92 

Elsewhere . . . 


Looking out of the airplane window 
at an island that looked like a string 
in the middle of the Pacific was pretty 

^scary I sweat in bed, food costs 

three times more than in the U.S., 
and there are always little "corn 
beefers" {peeping Toms) running 
around I've heard a few scratch- 
ing sounds coming from the walls 

Mats!). . . . Jeff Fisher and I are going 
to Woja to build two houses in four 
Weeks. Wojaisone of the mostbeau- 

' Jftil islands in the Pacific I went 

snorkeling out on the reef in front of 
the school and saw my first sharkl 
What a rush! I must go. . . . 
—Adam Perez, Construction 


God is probably teaching me more 
than I am teaching my students. . . 
We are on water rationing right now. 
I never realized how rich we are in 
the U.S. until now. . . . Thewaterhere 
is incredible. While snorkeling last 
week, I swam over a shark. Fortu- 
nately, it was past lunch time! . . . 
Please continue to pray for us. We 
will do the same for you. 
—Travis Patterson, English 

ECUADOR: I normally don't eat a 
casserole made of plantains, rai- 
sins, and cheese for breakfast. . . . 
I participated in one of my favorite 
Ecuatorian activities: washing my 

clothes by hand. It took me an hour 
and a half to wash three shirts, two 
pairs of shorts, five pairs of under- 
wear, and three pair of socks. ... I 
teach P.E. in Spanish while my stu- 
dents laugh at me. . . In English 
class, I read the story of Jesus calm- 
ing the storm. I read it six or seven 
times as slowly as possible, and 
they finally got it. Already, it's more 
difficult to write or talk in English 
because I keep wanting to use Span- 
ish words, expressions, or spelling . 
... me acoste en mi cama y dormia 
con suenos dulces hasta, otra vez, 
las luces prenden y la musica 
empieze y . . . 
— James Appel, P.E. /English 

Next Month 

"The Land of Smiles' 

Southern Accent 

September 23, I993I 


Mania III 

Here comes the Braves fc 
Chuggirt' round the bend. 

I know the engineer, 
Bob Cox is my best friend. 

Goin' to the World Series 

Became a fan today 
Ail aboard we're leaving 
Chop-Choppin' all the way! 

Chugg Chugg, Choo Choo 
Chugg Chugg, Choo Choo . . . 

Hearye, Hear ye, Hear ye! The Atlanta Braves are in the midst of yet another 
majestic push for the World Series! (In baseballese, it's called a pennant race.) 
Now is the lime for all good closet fans to dust off last year's tomahawk and 
wave ii with much zest. Accompanying this action should be knowledgeable- 
sounding statements such as. "Ya know, McGriff really brought the missing 
ingredient to this team!" Or "Avery deserves that Cy (pronounced like "sigh," 
not "see,' or "kee") Young Award this year!" If such blurbs cannot be 
memorized, just do the chant: "Ohhh, Oh, Oh-Ohhh. Ohhh, Oh, Oh-Ohhh." 
Any one of the three will pass you off as one of Atlanta's Faithful. C'mon! It's 
time for the Annual Braves Mania Fest! 

Oh, Atlanta's Faithful, you don't know how you look to the rest of the 
civilized world.Like the icons of stylethat once worenylon parachute pants and 
skinny leather beef-jerky ties, everyone else is wondering where you came from 
and when you'll leave. The Braves jersey that you bought a few years ago has 
already done its time this season. You've been wearing it to class every day for 
the past two weeks and with no end in sight it's looking rather, well, crunchy. 

Yep, it's the ring-a round- the-collar that identifies one fan to another, and as 
they pass in the hallway at Brock, they "tomahawk chop" at each other, slap 
hands and say, "We won another! (chop-chop)" Everyone else gives them a lot 
of leeway, and wonders, "'We?' I wonder how many runs that guy scored last 

Well, I guess the best the rest of us can do is ride out the storm, and deal on 
a day-to-day basis with ever-present tomahawks, unwashed jerseys, and fans 
who rate up there in social desirability with biker gangs and tapeworms. 

And we wait quietly, impatiently, until it's OUR team that finds success. 

Overstreet goes 


nips Culpepper in 


By Steve Gensoun 

II was 11:30 pm Saturday night, September 18, at the All-night SoflbJ 
Tournament. Thirteen of the sixteen teams were still in the hunt for the cham[| 
onship when Senior Philip Fong boldly declared, "We (Overstreet) art 
the way, baby." 

What seemed like premature bravado became reality in the wee hours of Sundsl 
morning, when Overstreet defeated Culpepper, 2-1. 

Bob Overstreet fulfilled his duties as caplain and team leader by drivin 
winning run in both the semifinal and final games. Chad Moffit, who had hiltti 
allnighl crossed the plate for the tournament-winningran. Dean Stan Hobbs,» 
coached his team around third base much of the night wasn't surprised. "ChadM 
on base so much that I seemed to be sending him home all night." 

Overstreet never lost a game during their run to the winners' circle of the doutf 
elimination tournament. They used steady defense and timely hitting 6 
Henline ( 1 1 -8), Winans (3-2), and Molina (5- 1 ). The champions edged Culpepn 
7-6 in the semifinals before grinding out a close win in the final. 


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September 23, 1993 

Southern Accent 


Southern sponsors last triathlon 

Currier and Neal break records 

By Renee Roth 

of them. "It • 


a great : 
water was warmer than the air!" 

With a cold mist still hanging over RonClouzet.aleacherinSoulhcm's 

the water, swimmers plunged into the religion department, was the last one to 

first leg of the last Southern College emerge from the cold water. "I believe 

Triathlon at 8 a.m., on Sunday the 1 9th. in what the Bible says: The first shall be 

For Southern this is the last triathlon, last, and the last shall be first!" says 

Phil Garver, who has headed the event Clouzet. 

in the past, says he would love for the John Currier, a Cleveland resident, 

event to continue but that it is getting did the triathlon solo and took first 

harder and harder to find sponsors for place in the overall men's category, 

the event, and that interest in participa- breaking last year's record of 1 :25: 15 

tion has dropped. "I'm hoping that with his 1:24:48. "It was a good race," 

Cohutta Springs will take over the event says John, "I felt good the whole way." 

and keep it going," says Garver. In second was Phillip Keller. He and 

Held at Cohutta Springs Camp, the teammates James LaFleur and John 

triathlon consisted of a half-mile swim, Dunzweilertook first place forthe team 

an 18-mile bike ride, and a four-mile category. "We went all out," says 

run. Sixty-eight people participated. LaFleur. "We 

Freshman Michelle Erwin was one first place." 

AT THE TAPE: Heather Neal finishes first in a record breaking effort. 

Heather Neal came in first for the agreed. "It was cold but the participants 

women, breaking last year's record of were very friendly. I rode right next to 

1:44:10 with her 1:43:49. "I rally en- Paul Ruhling for a while and we talked 

with the idea of joyed the camaraderie," stated Heather, quite a bit. Everyone was friendly and 

Barry Janzen, a former SC student encouraged each other." 


By Andy Nash 

A softball tournament. "Hey, 
Jeff, way to block the ump!" 

All night. "Hey, Julie, let's go 
to Waffle House!" 

Since its inception in 1982, 
the all-night softball tournament 
has evolved into one of 
Southern's favorite events. 

Steve Jaecks. P.E. instruc- 
tor, thought it up. "I knew the 
guys would just love this," he 

They do, 

"It's the best," says senior 
Rich Arroyo. "It gives you that 
major league feeling." 

"A chance to relax, and not 
have a curfew," adds junior 
Daniel Willis. 

But the event isn't just for 
guys. Sophomore Deborah 
Herman stayed until the final 
It finished at 5 a.m. 

That's three hours earlier 
than the first tournament, says 
Jaecks. But, back then, there 
was no pitch limit as there is 

Jaecks' most vivid memo- 
ries of the tournament involve 

■ cold weather {down to 37 de- 
I grees one year) and Don 
I Welch's leg injury in 1984. "It 
T looked like someone had taken 

I acanopenerandspoonedout 

■ his shin." 

■ For most, though, the all- 
B night tournament is a chance 
I to, well, stay up all night. "To- 
morrow, I will get up at two 
o'clock, just before the C.K. 
closes," says Arroyo. 

So what time does Arroyo 
normally wake up on Sundays? 
"At two o'clock, just before the 
C.K. closes," he says, smiling. 

(Clockwise from top left): 

Clarence Magee rifles another 
frightening one-hopper at the 
shortstop; Burney Culpepper 
skids safely into home; 
Rebecca Stein is waved 
around third base during the 
women's midnight all-star 

Southern Accent 



O Whac do cucumbers, Oil of Olay. and mud have l 
A In some form or other, they all can be found caked on the faces ot some 
(all?) THalcher Hall residents when confined to the privacy of their rooms, 
or so I've been told. 

I'm sure most of you have either seen or experienced first hand this strange 
phenomenon; this horrific transformation from a perfectly normal face into 
some hideous creature. The victim has apparently emerged from some 
gaseous swamp and then baked in the sun for a couple of hours. And all of 
ihis for what reason? To beautify, of course, an attempt to remove imperfec- 

But do you really believe that this idea originated with Revlon or Mary 
Kay? I have come to a different conclusion. 

I read in the book of John of a man who is totally blind. He has seen nothing 
since his birth no trees, no animals, no women nothing! The only way he can 
experience sight is from what people tell him. a very frustrating life, I'm sure. 
Then along comes Jesus. It is quite obvious to Him what Ihis man's problem 
is. He gathers some dirt from off the road, spits into it, and makes some mud! 
This wasn't the stuff you buy for $9 .95 down at Walmart, just plain Jerusalem 
mud. He takes it in his fingers and ever so gently applies it to the man's eyes 
until they arc covered. Then he tells the man to go wash in a pool of water. 
Can you imagine the sensory overload this man must have experienced when 
the mud was washed off and he could see? Can you imagine how ecstatic you 
would feel if the stuff you put on your face worked half that well? 

The optics-enhancing mud of Jesus caused a spiritual as well as physical 
healing for the blind man. He is longing to do the same for us. "I counsel you 
to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white 
clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put 
on you eyes, so you can see" Rev. 3:18. All we have to do is ask. 


Book of 

the Bible? 

19% Psalms 
11% Proverbs 
11% John 
6% I Corinthians 
6% Revelation 


LONELY NO LONGER: Martin Weber, associate editor of Ministr/^ 
spoke for the fall Week of Spiritual Emphasis, Sept. 17-23. "There a 
many pressures-grades, dating, and future jobs — that make for a lot oil 
lonely people," says Weber. "A personal relationship with Jesus i; 
answer." Weber says his target audience is the average student whost| 
normal choice is not classictl Christian music. 

Duerkson: My passion is grace 

Alex Bryan talks with Dick Duerkson 

Q: Have you A: Because Jesus used [them]. If you go 
enjoyed your lotheNewTestamentHeneverpreached 
slay here? a sermon. He told an awful lot of stories. 
A: Yes. I really [He used] something people could hang 
have - on to. One of the major goals I have 
Q: Has any- whenlpreachisforsomeonetocomeup 
thing struck to me at theend and say "the Bible came 
you about this to life for me today." 
campus? Q : What is your passion in ministry? 
w. A: I would say A: My passion in ministry is to help the 
the receptiveness of kids to spiritual Adventist Church understand that sal- 
subjects I felt I was talking to open vation comes through Jesus Christ and 
minds willing to listen here. j esus Christ, alone. 
Q: I noticed you used stories almost Q: How well does the Adventist Church 
cxclustvely in your messages. Why do understand salvation in those terms'* 
you choose to use stories? A: Idon'tthink they understand il a, all 

JUST TO KNOW HIM: 22 small groups will 
begin studying the book of James Sept. 26. 
office at 238-2724. 

VESPERS SPEAKER: Author Stephen 
Arrington will speak for vespers. Sept. 24. in 
the church. Arrington wrote the book Journey 
inlo Darkness, a true story of losing his Naval 
career and Ihen, trapped in the drug smuggling 
trade, unwillingly becoming the fall guy in the 
John Delorean drug case. 

ETTARI ATSC: Singer Sally Ettari will per- 
form at Southern College of Seventh-day Ad- 
ventisls on Friday, Oct. 1. at 8 p.m. in the 
Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

Performing fight contemporary Christian 
music, Elian sings in English, German, Italian, 
French, Spanish, and Polish. She sings all 
original music and has performed concerts all 
over North America and Europe. 

gram Iree ol charge. For more information, call 
the CARE office at 238-2724. 

DESTINY": 1993-94 troupe members a 
lows; Alex Alonso, David Bird, Donna Demon, t| 
Joy Mavrakos, Lori Petlibone, Wendy S 
Brian Yeager, and Kristi Young. 

groups (S DA included) h 

o Ihis evangelistic campaign, t 

CHURCHSKIP: Just 20 percent c 

28 percent ot Catholics attend church eachq 

says a new study by the Washington P 

God because somewhere in their edu 
cational process they were taught they 
had to behave right for God to love 
them. And they got a false picture of 
God. I don't think that's fair. Why 
should we be giving people a fake pic- 
ture of God? We should give an accu- 
rate one so Ipeople can] make honest 
decisions about their relationship with 


Q: Do our institutions tend t 
legalistic view of salvation? 
A: Yes. Our institutions by virti*| 
constituent expectation typically ft| 
on behavior. I'm thrilled to see i 
of institutions moving away f 
and spending more and more time 1° 
ing on grace. [We need to] worry A 
relationships between kids and tea^l 
teachers and God, parents and thca 
cess, and putting their whole emp"J 
there instead of upon whether o 
you're wearing jeans. I'm really.' 
pleased to see those changes 
energies right now are in working! 
educational leaders to help find new "j 
to explore grace. 

•September 23, 1993 

Southern Accent 


Verdehr Trio 
to perform in Ackerman 

[ By Ellen Roberts 

The Artist Adventure Series presents 

I the Verdehr Trio on Monday, Sept. 27, 

t 8 p.m. The performance will be in 

I Ackerman Auditorium, located at J. 

I Mabel Wood Hall. 

I Leaders in the creation of a new 
I repertoire, the Verdehr Trio has added 
Imorethan 60 works from four centuries 
I to the violin-clarinet-piano repertoire. 
■In addition to performing the standard 
■works of Bartok, Stravinsky, Berg, and 
■others, the Trio has created a broad- 
I based repertoire combining a variety of 
■different contemporary styles with mu- 
Isic by great masters of earlier periods. 
I Veterans of many around-the- world 

tours, the Trio has taken their music to 
major concert halls from Sydney to 
Vienna, London to Amsterdam, and 
Leningrad to New York. They have per- 
formed in Nepal, for music societies in 
India and Pakistan, to enthusiastic 
crowds in China, and for ambassadors 
and diplomatic communities around the 

Students can attend free by present- 
ing their i.d. card and receive assembly 
credit. The public is invited to attend 
this concert of the Artist Adventure Se- 
ries at Southern College. Admission is 
$4 for adults, $10 for families, and $3 
for senior citizens and children under 
12. Formore information call 238-2880. 

In Ofher Words . . . 

* By Eric Gang 

1 .The exams for World Civilizations class have just been relumed. You know 
that you have failed due to your own lack of preparation, so you decide not to 
cavil at the professor. 

Cavil means: A) to excoriate B) to make bitter caustic remarks C) to raise 
petty and trivial objections 

2. You are strolling down the street one day, and you encounter schismatic 
group heaping maledictions upon the cxisiihl' mainstream order. 

Maledictions are: A) adulatory remarks B) adistortion of the facts to favor 

side i 


3. Your friends, who get bad grades, wonder why you always stay in your 
room and study on Saturday nights, and you reply: "'Unlike you my fnend — 
with a OPA of .056—1 am the symbol of erudition." 

Erudition means: A) extremely nerdy B) A Freudian word to describe a 
psychological condition characterized by an IQ over 200 C) deep and extensive 

4. You are feeling exhilarated and rebellious as you go charging out of the 
theater after watching you favorite R-rated movie containing lots of violence 
and profanity. But you are unable to elude Dean Magers who grabs you, picks 
you up with one hand, and throws you into the back of his van. He only has five 
words for you: "You will receive your talion." 

Talion is: A) harsh physical punishment derived from the ancient Assyrians 

B) an appropriate punishment C) a punishment much worse than you deserve 

5. Alex Bryan finds his ken far superior to that of any other theologian. 
Ken is A) a shortened form of a Stoic theological word to describe Zeno 's 

brother— Keno B) a small Old World falcon that denotes power and authority 

C) perception or understanding 

v J|Hlt>li»(i"ll 

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ABC presents Christian Music 


"Musician" a study 

in quiet praise 

By Tobias Bitzer 
Christian Music Reviewer 

"God is the Master Musician. We 
are His instruments." So says John 
Michael Talbot. This message weaves 
throughout the entire album, making 
it abeautifulmusical tapestry of God's 
love. All the songs emphasize the 
message that God uses us to spread 
His love. "We become His when we 
humbly leam how to play music un- 
derHiscarefulexpert instruction. Then 
we go on to perform with others in His 
symphony orchestra." 

John Michael Talbot's music is 
not loud and boisterous but rather 
calm and reflective. This is a perfect 

style for his message because it is not 
lost to a strong beat which is so preva- 
lent in much of today's contemporary 
Christian music. Talbot's guitar and or- 
chestra is a perfect complement to the 
Master Musician theme. 

This album is best for quiet times 
and reflective moods. Tosome, Talbot's 
musicmay seem slow, if not unexciting. 
But this album is not just music, it is 
ministry, a sermon. Though I prefer 
loud, full, let-me-have-it music, I am 
impressed with The Master Musician 
and how well its message is presented. 

The Master Musician is distributed by 
Sparrow arid is available at the Adven- 
tist Book Center in Fleming Plaza. 

PANCAKE FEED: Pastor Dave Cress of the Georgia-Cumberland 
Confernce flips and flaps hot cakes onto the plates of Robin 
Hays and Christy Futcher last Sunday morning. 

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September 23 



The Town:Q«ittcy, Illinois 

My hometown is Quincy, Illinois. It sits along 
the banks of the mighty Mississippi on the bulge 
that forms Illinois's western central boundary. It is 
close to what many consider America's hometown, 
Hannibal. Missouri. But it has been my hometown 
for all of my twenty years in this world. 

■ me, Quincy will always be a warm, friendly 
unity, where neighbors help neighbors, where 
the newspaper helps disadvantaged families each 
Christmas, where a house fire still leads the news, 
and where people still wave to each other. 

Quincy brings back visions of a quite neighbor- 
hood with over-t he-fence conversations on a warm 
idwestem evening with my neighbors, walking 
up the street to my aunt and uncle's for raspberry 
cobbler, and long walks with my dad on Saturday 

Quincy is a place where neighbors help neigh- 
bors. Many communities talk about being close- 
knit and working together. But in the summer of 
993 while most of the country watched on. Quincy 
ame together as we battled the great flood of '93, 
Despite the fact that most of Quincy sits on a bluff 
ras beyond the reach of the flood waters 
thousands of Quincyians helped their neighbor 
whostood in the destructive path of the Mississippi 
Entire families worked together to fill sandbags ii 
parking lot. Even the city council filled sandbags 
during its regular session (after raising our watt 
bill, ironically enough). Residents, national guards- 
man, and volunteers feverishly worked to control a 
river that was determined to destroy the lives of all 
that had dared to live on its banks. On TV. their 
disappointment and frustration was playedout when 
they lost, but you could also see their resolve to 
regain what had been taken from them. A commu- 
nity had come together in a way that made me proud 
to call myself a Quincyian. 

As 1 watched and helped I came to realize what 
important in life. It isn't the cars, houses, and 
farms that were lost. They can be replaced. People 
are what is most important. Helping each other, 
serving, being a good neighbor— this is what's 
important, what makes us happy. A town that teaches 
these principles to its citizens by example is one I 
am proud to call home. That town is my town ; 
Quincy, Illinois. 

Each issue we will run one unedited entry. In April, the 
Accent staff will vote on a winner. Drop your essays in 
AccenlBoxes around • mnpus. 400-word limit. 

"Kreme" of the crop? 
Not quite 


Restaurant CruicI 

Kreme House: 1 1 1 inve spoons possible) 

With only an hour to spare, and not interested in 
joining the cafeteria line after assembly, 1 found my- 
self at a little restaurant called The Kreme House in 

The atmosphere of this restaurant isdefinitely coun- 
try. Pictures of farmhouses and Jesus decorate the 
walls, and everyone is very informal and friendly. The 
waitress was quick to lake our order and the food 
followed soon after. 

The Kreme House offers a good variety of meal 
options. Sandwichesrange from the DoublemeatJumtjo 

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Cheeseburger to grilled cheese to peanut butter; 
jelly. All plate dinners are served with three v 
and rolls or com muffins. Salads and desserts 
plentiful and varied. I ordered the vegetable p[ 
which proved to be a good choice. I chose four v»| 
etables out of a list of 12 and each one was well cookj 
and tasty. The meal was more than enough to fill m 
and the price was very reasonable. 

The Kreme House is small, especially the restroonj| 
but fun. Foraquick country meal, close to school, v 
a friendly atmosphere. I recommend it. But leave yi 
high heels at home. 

My Favorite Moment 

By Laura Nyirady 

"I can't narrow my favorite time to just on 
but to many different opportunities I have had whcjl 
student comes in to discuss a question or hands in 
assignment, and then they just sit down and v 
our love for Jesus and talk about how He is leading 
our lives. My daily prayer is that God \ 
someone tome that needs a listening ear anda 
heart-and my favorite moments occur when Hedl 

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Southern Accent 


Heather Brannan 

Lifestyles Editor 

The Greatest Show on Dirt 

Munching gravel, my truck tires ease to a stop in 
the dusty parking lot. I step out, hit the automatic 
lock button, and swing the door shut. I smile as I 
walk up the sidewalk to the ticket window — maybe 
I'll win the free car wash tonight for having the 
dirtiest car in the parking lot. 

I'm alone, so I splurge and buy myself a box seat 
ticket. The woman hands me a red, white, and blue 
slip and calls me "dear." I smile at her well-mascarad 
eyes and stroll undera hand painted sign which says, 
"Welcome to the Greatest Show on Dirt!" A chubby 
teenage boy with freckles and acne takes my ticket 
and rips ii in half. I buy a souvenirprogram, my tenth 
for the summer, and climb the stairs to reach my seat. 

Not bothering to glance at my ticket, I sit down in 
the blue, plastic chair — Section C, Row I , Seat 2 — 
Jmy usual. The home team dugout is right under my 
knees and I 'irsi hasc glistens straight ahead. Hike this 
seal because most of the plays are made al first, and 
I watch the ball hurtle at me, always secretly hoping 
they'll overthrow and I can grab a souvenir. Maybe 
tonight's my lucky night. 

A little boy in an Atlanta Braves cap perches 

beside me. Lips bright red from a cherry snow cone, he 
squeezes on a well-worn glove. Uh oh, competition. 

I wave at two old ladies in the middle of my row 
who are regulars. They nod and smile, causing the ball 
andgloveon the antennae of their head bands to wiggle 
back and forth like a pair of excited butterflies. Both 
carry pens and books to record every play, and they 
call each player by name and wave. 

Michael, my waiter, slides into the adjoining seat 
and asks me if I need anything. I order a Coke and a 
large bag of peanuts, knowing I'll have peanuts in my 
leeth and all over me. It's worth it, however; I can step 
on the shells during the seventh-inning stretch. 

The announcer blares out to the crowd, "Ladies and 
gentlemen, welcome to McCormick Field and the 
Asheville Tourists — the greatest show on dirt! Please 
stand for the national anthem." As we stand, a Little 
League group scampers out beside the home team 
players. Tiny hats over their hearts, they gaze in awe at 
the men beside them. A few crackles, and the record 
player cranks out the canned music. I sing along and 
watch the huge flag wave between the Marlboro man 
and the Pepsi billboard. 

The game is quick and full of controversial calls. 
The home team wins, 5-4, so the crowd filters out 
happily. Mario, the catcher, throws me a ball and 
asks if I want to go get ice cream. I tell him I can't 
tonight, the grandparents are in town, but that I' 11 be 
back tomorrow night. Grabbing my coat and keys, I 
start to leave. 

I have spent three-and-a-half hours at a baseball 
game. I have seen old people and young children 
scream as a home run arcs over the fence. I have 
covered my heart and sung the national anthem. I 
have eaten peanuts and drunk a Coca-cola. I have 
stood up with men. women, children, and teenagers 
and scrunches peanut shells under my feet during the 
seventh-inning stretch. I have seen couples, fami- 
lies, and loners like myself. I have joined blacks, 
hispanics, whites, and others in yelling at the deci- 
sion makers. I have laughed, cheered, booed, and 
groaned at the events on the field. I have been to 
America. I toss my ball to the blond boy next to me 
and head for home. 

SA announces "Spirit Week" Sept. 26-30 

*By Jody Meoendorp 

I The week of Sept. 27-Oct. 2 is Spirit Week on our 
campus. This year, SA is combining secular and non- 
secular activities to boostthe spirits o! the student body 
and those around us. Be prepared to show your school 

Htirit in the following activities: 

H Monday is the day to wear green and white for 

Kchool Colors Day." 

H Tuesday is "Prayer/We Care Day." This is a day to 
pray for the needs of others and send anonymous notes 
of encouragement to someone who may need some 

cheer. Let someone know you care! 

Wednesday is "Sports Day." Show support for your 
favorite sports team by wearing something with the 
team's logo on it. 

Thursday is "SC Gear Day." This is your day to 
make a fashion statement in your latest "Southern 
College" apparel. Also be sure not to miss "Student 
Feud" played during assembly. Students will be picked 
randomly from the audience, so come prepared to play 
and win cash prizes. 

Friday is "All-School Community Service Day." 
Each department is sponsoring a community project in 

which majors can take part. 

Saturday night is the annual SA Talent Show. "SC 
Live" begins at 9:06 p.m. in the gym. There will be 1 2 
acts performing. 

There will also be a drawing each day of Spirit 
Week for prizes, including a school watch, a Southern 
College shirt, and a devotion book. 

The goal for SA Spirit Week is to bring a better 
sense of love and unity to our campus. SA also hopes 
to prove that we can have fun while getting a good 

Calvin and Hobbes 

Southern Accent 

September 23, 1993 1 



if vou could witness one non-Biblical 

event in earth's history, what would it be? 

__^^m "Tho landina of the Vik 

-George Washington 
putting in his wood 
dentures tor the first 

Rodney Payne 
SR Theology 

"The landing of Christopher 
Columbus at the Bahamas, 
because that's my homeland. 

"My birth. It was a great day i 
American history." 

•The landing of the Vikings in 
North America.There are so 
many mysteries about them. 

James Milks 
SO Biology 

"My parents' first date." 

Christina Attiken 
FR Psychology 

'The Boston Tea Party. I 
would be part of it." 

Coming Events 

Thursday, Sept. 23 

• John Robbins, author of the best- 
seller Diet for a New America, pre - 
sents a talk on how to prevent and 
cure disease at 7 p.m. Tickets are 
$7.00 at the Chattanooga Trade and 
Convention Center. 

Friday, Sept. 24 

• Healthiest continues with Warren 
Peters discussing how to prevent and 
cure diabetes at 8:1 5 a.m., 9:1 5 a.m., 
1 0:1 5 a.m., and 7 p.m. at the Chatta- 
noogaTrade and Convention Center. 

• Community Fair at Northgate Mall. 

• Vespers in the Church at 8 p.m. with 
Stephen Arrington, author of Journey 
into Darkness. 

Saturday, Sept. 25 

• Church service with Gorden Bietz. 

• Evensong at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. 

• The Classic Film Series presents 
Rebel Without a Cause starring 
James 8:30 p.m. in 
Ackerman Auditorium. 

Sunday, Sept. 26 

• Hamilton County Fair. 

• Walt Disney's World on Ice presents 
"The Beauty and the Beast." Call 
266-6677 for tickets and information. 

Monday, Sept. 27 

• The Artist Adventure Series presents 
the Verdehr Trio at 8 p.m. in Acker- 
man Auditorium. Assembly credit 

Thursday, Sept. 30 

• Assembly at 1 1 a.m. in lies P.E. Cen- 
ter: Student Association Game Show. 

Friday, Oct. 1 

• Reverse Weekend. 

• Vespers at 8 p.m. with Christian con- 
temporary artist, Sally Ettari.inchurch. 

Saturday, Oct. 2 

• Church service with Gordon Bietz. 

• Evensong at 7:30 p.m. in church. 

• SA Talent Show at 9:06 in lies P.E. 

Sunday, Oct. 3 

• Fall Golf Tournament. 

• Diabetes Walktoberfest. Registratiij 
at 11 a.m. and walk begins at 1 
Call 894-5296 for information. 

Monday, Oct. 4 

• Musica Antiqua Koln will perform a 
p.m. in the church. Double Asseml| 

Thursday, Oct. 7 

• E.O. Grundset Lecture Series feal 
tures James Adams, Ph.D. at7:30| 
Lynn Wood Auditorium. 

If you have an item to publicize h 
Accent, drop it in one of < 
AccentBoxes around campus c 
tact the Accent office at 2721. 

1 . Which Christian album did 4. 
Toby Bitzer review? 

2. How many students prefer 5 
green eyes? 

3. How often does David g 
Bryan's grandma write him? 

2«iek! Be on, of the first four people too, 

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Volume 49, Issue 3 


"Whatsoever Is true, whatsoever Is noble, whatsoever Is right" 

October 7, 1993 

DOME SHOW: The Southern College Gym Masters performed 
a five-minute routine prior to last Monday (Sept. 27) night's 
Falcons/Steelers game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The 
_Gym Masters, who have entertained NBA crowds from Boston 

Hanson: Health Services 
unprepared for epidemics 

to Los Angeles, received their Dome invitation just eight days 
before performing. But some Gym Masters say the team may be 
done for the year. What's all the controversy about? Was this 
show the Gym Masters' last? See page 11. 

Bv Herby Dixson 
MFrVith cool weather on the way and 
180-90 students without proper immu- 
fcnization forms, Health Services faces 
| possible epidemics. Without proper im- 
IjAraanization shots, these students (and 
us, in turn) are at risk for 

Are we prepared for this? 
| ^Head nurse, Eleanor Hanson, says 
^"Health Services has only one full- 
p nurse in the day and two student 

, n the evening," she says. 

And the new Health Services loca- 
tion (in the east wing of the Conference 
Center) is equipped with only three beds. 
Also, the new location makes it difficult 
to supply patients with their meals from 
the cafeteria during rainy or freezing 
cold days. 

No other preparations are being made 
for possible upcoming epidemics other 
than annual flu shots, which are sched- 
uled for mid-October. 

CPA scores above national average 

By Angi Ascher 

Southern's pass rate for the CPA 
exam is high at 40%. The national pass 
rate is 17%. "We are pretty proud of 
this statistic," says Business Professor 
Vinita Sauder. 

Five former Southern students 
passed the CPA exam in May. They are 
Kevin Hallock, '92; Janette Stephens 
Hallock, '92; Melissa Welch Gano, 
'89; Dayne Grey, '88; and Kimberly 
Wygal Miller, '80. All except one have 
jobs in the accounting field. 

The CPA is a two and a half day 

national exam with four sections: Ac- 
counting Practice, Auditing, Business 
Law, and Accounting Theory. The first 
time the exam is taken two sections must 
be passed to pass the exam. Eventually 
all four parts must be passed. 150 credit 
hours is a prerequisite to the exam. Ex- 
perience is required before the Certifi- 
cation exam. 

TheCPAexam provides accountants 
"top professional recognition by the ac- 
counting professionals," says Wayne 
VandeVere, Business and Administra- 
tion Department Chair. 

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World News 5 

Editorial 6 

Photo Feature 8 

Sports 10 

Religion 12 

Arts 13 

Lifestyles 14 Wac ° Revenge? 3 

Senate Goals, 4 


Southern Accent 


October 7, 199, 

Campus Notes 

MAC LAB EXCITEMENT: Shock seemed to be *e consensus ; of nearly 80 
people who visited .he Macih.osh Lab Open House Monday Sept 27. They 
found cookies, punch, more equipment than expected, and a lab available 
TOU^NN^Membe-solthe Die Melstersingers have 'aid plans tor thefr 
J^o the Mddle East; getting the funds Is the next and most diftolt step in the 
oTes Tte organisation has put down $4000 for plane tickets, leaving 


Jobs: Southern Carton Industry hasjobopeningswithtleAlehoursSouthern 
conlacl Student Employment at 3396, 

MED-TECH STUDENTS: A recruiter from Florida Hospital will be on campus 
Wednesday. Oct. 13, in the Student Center from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more 
information call Suzy Evans at 2782. 

GRAD TALK: Graduate school admission advisors from Andrews University 
and La Sierra University will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Student 
Center trom 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information call the Counseling & 
Testing Center at 2728. 

WORKSHOP: A Time Management workshop will be held Monday, Oct. 1 1 . at 
7 p.m. in the Student Center Seminar Room. Topics will include overcoming 

NEED A RIDE?: Campus Security offers reasonable rates to students who 
need transportation to mandatory destinations: the bus station, airport, doctor, 
hospital, etc. For more information call 2720. 

AEROBICS: Step Aerobics meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in the gym 
at 5 p.m. $40 for students, $50 non-student. Call 2850 lor more information. 
WANTED: Step Aerobic Instructor. McKee Foods Corporation's Wellness 
Center has an opening. Experience needed, top pay. Interested? Call Greg 
Whisenant at 238-71 1 1 , ext. 271 6. 

HYDRO-AEROBICS: Come join the hydro-aerobics classes in the college pool 
at 1 0:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 p.m. on Sunday, Tuesday, 
and Thursday. $50asemester or $2 persession. Contact Stacy Brackettat396- 
9034 for more information. 

TO GO OR NOTTO GO?The English Dept. is sponsoring atrip to Shakespeare's 
play. "Taming of the Shrew," at UTC's Fine Arts Center, Oct. 21 . Tickets are$B, 
and the sign-up deadline is Oct. 5 in the Humanities Office. Offered to majors 
and minors, but others interested may contact David Smith at 2739 for more 

VIDEO CD-ROM: Instructional Media has videos on CD-ROM. This computer 
is the equivalent ol the card catalog in the library. With this system you can type 
in a film by subject, title, and author. 

FREE BOOKS: The Library of Congress has donated 10 boxes ot new books 
and videos to the Education Dept. Textbooks, methods books, and books on 
counseling are included. The video topics include math and advertising. The 
materials can assist teachers in their textbook selections. 
GRIPPA STRIP: Change your posters every day with Grippa Strip, "a new way 
ot hanging posters," says Mrs. Babcock. The Education Dept. has these easy- 
to-use poster hangers on display. 

PSYCH CHARTER: The Psychology Dept. may be starting a local chapter of 
the National Honors Society in Psychology (Psi Chi). "Its our way ol reaching 
other psychology majors," says Club President Sean Rosas, who has encour- 
aged 1 7 students to petition for the Psi Chi charter. The reason for the charter, 
says Rosas, is to address moral issues and prepare psychology students for 
graduate school. 

AUTO MECH OFFERED: Industrial Technology has set up an auto mechanics 
program. Seven classes have been added. 

WWI POSTERS: The Art and History department will be displaying about 30 
original World War 1 propaganda posters from Oct. 1 1 - Nov. 1 . The posters were 
donated to the History Dept. by Ronald Numbers, a former student at Southern 
and a historian from the University of Wisconsin. The posters convey patriotic 
and anti-German themes toward the war effort 

WACO CRISIS REVISITED: This is the main theme of the annual Southern 
Society of Adventist Communicators Conference, Oct. 29-31, at Cohutta 
Springs. Sandra Van, chlel public relations consultant tor the General Confer- 
ence during the Waco Crisis, will give a presentation on how the church handled 
public relations, and give Ideas on how corporate communicators can design a 
cnsls management plan. Eva Lynn Disbro, Vice President for Communications 
for McKee Foods Corporation, will give a seminar on communication plans and 
how they can change the PR focus from "Reactive to Proactive " Paula Webber 
producer with the Review and Herald's "On-Line Edition; will focus on how the 
church is using more video to spread the gospel. Deadline for registration is Oct 
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October 7, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Bietz: Davidian threats unsubstantiated 

Waco remnant may not blow up Collegedale, after all 

Bv Alex Bryan 

e rumor mill has been hard at work 
Hjfcse past two weeks in Collegedale, the 
Bffiitheast, and throughout the United 
fjf&tes as Adventist communities and 
^mrches respond to stories that Branch 
Bmpidians, among other groups, were 
set to purge the Seventh-day Adventist 
CJlu rch from its apostasy on or around 
Rjptember 25 , the beginning of the Jew- 
Hfltaew Year. 

Ko uthem College was not exempt from 
Eg alleged "purging" that included the 
IBffing of church leaders and members. 
> Rumors of specific threats and incidents 
Bat he Collegedale Church and in the 
Bgjprgia-Cumberland Conference have 

been circulating among students and 
community alike, but according to Se- 
nior Pastor Gordon Bietz, "there is no 
substantive, factual basis to any of the 
myths circulating around the campus 
and church relative to any group or 
person seeking to do harm to church 
members or leaders." 
Where these stories originated is some- 
what in question, although documents 
describing the nature of the "cleansing" 
have been circulating in Collegedale. 
These papers claim a basis in Biblical 
ing of the Adventist church is to take 

Despite no hard evidence of any real 
threat, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Fire arms has investigated the situ- 
ation. Adventist leadership, including 
the Collegedale Church, also takes the 
situation seriously. "Because of the 
prevalence of the rumors and because of 
the material that had been printed and 
duplicated for distribution, we took some 
precautions," says church administrator 
Wolf Jedamski. "It's unfortunate that 
there are apparently people who believe 
in the kind of 'theology' or philosophy 
that is being spread. It's also unfortu- 
nate that the rumor mill is so active in 
our church." 

Hefferlin speaks in Russia 

Bv Daniel Eppel the chart of the elements)." He feels 
most of the interest in physics is over- 

, Chairman of the physics department seas. Other areas of research include 

i Ray Hefferlin is one of 10 foreigners General Physics and Advanced Quanti- 

participaiing at an international research tative Mechanics, 
'conference in St. Petersburg. Russia. Southern students are not involved in 

Hefferlin wasaskedtospeakatthethree- the research. "It is unfortunate students 

Weekconference, which began Sept. 28. can'tatlendandconlributetothisstudy," 

. Hefferlin says, "The main purpose of says Hefferlin. "Perhaps their involve- 

BHresearch is to get more ideas on ment will be made possible in the fu- 

Periodic Systems (other ways of using ture." 

Southern's funniest teachers 

20% David Smith 9% Herbert Coolidge 

1 3% Mark Peach 9% R- Lynn Sauls 

7% Clifford Olson 

Alumni job talk 

By Julie Feaneyhough 

Biology, English, Business, 
Wellness. The list goes on. Which major 
is the best for you? With so many majors 
to choose from, the decision is not an 
easy one. If you are confused, the Alumni 
Office now has over 1000 phone 
bers of recent Southern College gradu 
ates who are willing to talk to you 
garding various degrees and career 

Matthew Niemeyer, a pre-med i 
jor, feels this is a "totally awesome 

liable to students. These 
people have all been where we are to- 
day, and are able to give us an idea of 
what lies ahead." 

Graduates are willing to answerques- 
tions about salaries, what their jobs en- 
tail, and what college courses are the 
most helpful. Their phone numbers are 
available to all students. Stop by the 
alumni office or call 2827 for more 


"For those of you who are still 
looking for that perfect man in that 
other dorm (Talge), I've been over 
there — he's not there!" 
— Pastor Gordon Bietz, at a 
Thatcher dorm worship. 

"I've never done this before!" 
— Sophomore Kevin Kiers, as he 
asked his girlfriend' s parents if he 
could many Iter. 

"One of the great lessons of life is 

when to shut up." 

—Dr. Jan Haluska, in a World 

Literature discussion of Job's 


"Oh, about three or four years 


— A Braves' fan, when asked when 

he became a Braves' fan. 


— Dodgers' fan Brent Goodg 
when asked when he becam 
Dodgers' fan. (The Dodgers 
the World Series in 1981.) 

"But I was just eight years old!" 
— Goodge, in his own defense. 

"You jump right after the spiker 

has blocked." 

— Mrs. Brock, to her confused 

Vi'lU\ hull class, 

"It's not for sale, but I'll let you 

—Dr. Wiima McClarty. on her 
most prized possession,: a chimney 
brick from Thoreau's Wahien Pond 

"She's the reason they put fences 
around their graves." 
— Sophomore Suzanne Farrow, on 
Dr. McClarty's excitement over 
famous authors. 

"That's retarded there." 

— "Doc" Robertson, referring to a 

1st Tenor piece. Rigoletto 


"Don't clap . . . don't clap!" 
— Senior David Beckworth, 
between movements at the Musica 
Antiqua Koln concert Monday. 

"Dean Hobbs, can I borrow your 

— Sophomore Ben Masters, with 
boldness. (Hobbs' answer? "No." ) 

"Can I have a man-size serving of 

yoguri, please?" 

— Junior Sherri Vasquez, In the 


Southern Accent 



Whitaker: senators and administration must work together 

James Dittes talks with SA Executive 
Vice-President Matt Whitaker 

What is the Senate anyway? 

TheSenateismadeupofsiudent representatives who 

express students' ideas and feelings about certain 
issues or rules |to the college administration!. 

How does the Senate solicit students' ideas? 
We've come up with a new way to get ideas out. 
Senators will turn in a report form every meeting 
regarding someone in theirprecinct who they've talked 
to about campus issues. 

How do students find out who their Senator is? 
There are lists posted in the Student Center and in the 
dorms. A public relations committee will post a bio- 
graphical sketch and photograph of respective sena- 
tors on bulletin boards in the halls of the dorms. 

What are some things the Senate has done? 

We were influential in getting the sidewalk to Herin 
Hall built, improving visibility in Thatcher one-hour 
parking by cutting bushes, and making the faculty 
parking lots available to students on weekends. Last 
year we also persuaded the administration to enforce 
the wearing of hair nets among food service workers 
on campus. 

What do you have planned for this year? 
I didn't come to campus looking to see what we could 
change, or to find out what's wrong with the way 
things are now. Issues change from year to year. A few 
standing issues like dress code and library hours will 
be addressed, but hopefully we can find some compro- 
mises. If [Senate] has high visibility and accessibility 

among both village and dorm students, the issues will 
take care of themselves. We're not going to have to 
worry about sitting in Senate meetings wondering 
what to talk about next. 

Tell me about the Senate project? 
There is $4500 available. Last year we updated the 
weight rooms in Thatcher and Talge. We also put in 
handicapped ramps around campus. This year I hope 
to benefit more people by spreading those funds a 
little. One possibility is aiding (former recruiter) Doug 
Martin's efforts in Indonesia. He's put out a lot of 
personal money for a new water pump and other needs 
out of his $ 1 00-a-month salary. I would like to contrib- 
ute to mission work with some of these funds. 

How can the Senate empower students? 

We can address any type of policy change on isj 
effecting the student body as a whole. One p 
we've had in the past has been working aga- 
college administration as opposed to workingjj 
them. There is a view that the Senate is here tod 
policies that the administration holds firmly. IwJ 
solicit support for certain issues from key c 
administrators. Then we can have a camaraderie [J 
the college administration] rather than an advera 

Let me use an analogy from the United Nil 
Congress. Do you see yourself as a Bob l)J 
speaking out on behalf of outspoken membert 
the student body — or as an Al Gore, 
the wishes of the executive — or in Southern's^ 
the administrative — branch of (student) g 

I'd love to be a beautiful blending of both. My gwll 
the Senate] is to get a grass roots feel of wha| 
students feel. [But] you have to be careful i 
outspoken people and fighting for issues that justll 
[students] are speaking out for. Thomas Jefft| 
warned against popular emotion taking c 
reasoning in government. 

So you're an Al Gore? 

I advocate stability and change. We're not 
around going along with the status quo. We'red 
ing within reasonable limits. 




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DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy. 153 to 
Shallowford Road. Polymer Drive is across 
from the Red Food Warehouse. 

»ober7, 1993 

Southern Accent 

World News 

Health Care 
and You 

ih Kim Zma.i, Guest Edit 

I A very hoi topic in the news has been the Clinton Health Care Plan. This new 
ilan will affect every U.S. citizen and many who are not U.S. citizens. This plan 
[ill affect YOU. As a pre-medical student, I have been particularly interested 
Clinton's proposals and how they might affect my future career. 
Clinton's plan calls for universal health insurance, most being insured under 
HMOpolicy. The proposals include primary care from thecradletolhegrave 
the general practice physician, preventive medicine with education, immu- 
;arions, and individual responsibilities, with undefined reimbursement cell- 
's. This means that the demand for primary care will increase, while the 
■jrket for specialties will decrease. What this could mean for a medical student 
>nly those students at the lop of their class or those who can afford it 
res would be able to go into a specialty of interest. The majority of 
■edical students will need to be more "broad-banded" physicians rather than 
Serialized physicians. 

I Once out of medical school, physicians will be more likely to be employed 
By an HMO or hospital instead of setting up their own private practice. This 
mould be both positive and negative. The positive aspect would be for that 
Rysician who wanted to work part-time. Being employed by such an organi- 
Blion would probably make this possible. 

I For the majority of future physicians, however, I see Utile appeal for this 
■stem. The future physician will be paid less, while having to see more 
fthenls. This could decrease the quality of care due to increased patient load. 
Btother negative possibility of employment by HMOs is that the physician will 
ffive less freedom to choose tesls and further care for his patient. 
■ In conclusion, we must realize that this plan has not yet passed and there are 
Jnany details yet to be unveiled. We must also understand that our country's 
ttw health care system will be a composite of the President's plan and other 
Kalth care blueprints. As this issue is debated our attention must be focused on 
mis plan and how it will affect each of us. 
Because it will. 

quake, measuring 6.4 on the Rich- 
ter scale, rocked southwestern In- 
dia last week, devastating the re- 
gion and killing almost 30,000 

Russian President Boris Yeltsin re- 
sponded to an armed challenge from 
hard-liners led by Vice President 
Alexander Rutskoi by ordering army 
tanks, commandos, and armored 
personnel carriers to attack parlia- 
ment buildings where the hard-lin 
ers are held. Yeltsin captured hard 
liners and took them into custody. 
The U.S. continues to supporl 
Yeltsin's actions. 

SOMALIS FIGHT: In Somalia, a 
weekend battle left at least 13 U.S. 
soldiers dead, 78 wounded, and 
several missing in the deadliest 
battle (or the U.S. military since the 
Persian Gulf War. On Tuesday, 
President Clinton sent 220 infantry- 
men along with aerial gunships, and 
top-of-the-line tanks to reinforce 
troops already there. 

HEALTH CARE: Hillary Rodham 
Clinton discussed President 
Clinton's Health Care Plan with five 
major House and Senate commit- 
tees last week. The President spent 
much of the week traveling across 
the country winning support for his 

WACO REPORTS: The Treasury 
Department blasted the Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in 
a report last week, saying the Bu- 
reau mishandled the February raid 
on the Branch Davidian cult near 
Waco, Texas, and then tried to cover 
up its mistakes. A Justice Depart- 
ment report also faults ATF agents, 
but clears top-level officials, includ- 
ing Janet Reno, of any significant 

POWELL RETIRES: General Colin 
Powell retired from his job as Chair- 
man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff last 
week. Named to the nation's top 
military postfour years ago by Presi- 
dent Bush, he was the first black 
chairman and the youngest. His 
popularity has broughtanewpromi- 
nence to the position. Powellwillbe 
succeeded by John Shalikashvili, 
current NATO commander. 

NO PEACE: In Bosnia, another 
round of peace talks broke down as 
the Bosnian Parliament rejected the 
latest international peace plan. 
Fighting has resumed in the former 
Yugoslav republics and many fear 
the coming winter will deliver an- 
other deadly blow to the shattered 

—Compiled by David Bryan 

Should our government provide 
universal health care? 

52% Yes 41% No 7% Don't Know 

Should our government provide health care for every citizen? 

] **SM tn care is not a right. It is a privilege 

lh;t i government should try to provide 

j after examining the costs. Our present 

system is intensely unfair to the lower 

I ■middle class and working poor." 

Dennis Pettibone 


"Government should 

guarantee affordable acces. 1 

to health care for every 

"No. It would be taken advantage of 

by too many who don't contribute 

their fair share by paying for this 


Cheryle Beardsley 

JR Nursing 

"Yes. We need to take cai 
people at home — especially when \ 
are giving billions to other 

Southern Accent 

Monday Night 

Apparently a rumor is circulating thai last Monday 
nigh, the Accent was invited to the FalcoltslSteelers 
game at the Georgia Dome, and that we del tded to let 
the Gym Masters come along.Now.while it s true thai 
we have been invited to some pretty prestigious 
places, such as the main headquarters of the East 

O Hamilton County Journal and Dr. Wohlers home, it 

was actually the Gym Masters who were invited to the 
Dome, not us. Because this is no doubt very hard for 
some of you four parents, for example) to accept, I 
shall give you the full story of what happened last 

II :40 a.m. The editor enters the cafeteria and hears 
that the Gym Masters will be performing a pre-game 
show at the Georgia Dome. 
1 1 :46 a.m. The editor uses his finely-honed journalis- 
tic instincts and alertly spots Ted Evans, Gym Masters 
coach, eating lunch with his wife. 
1 1 :47 a.m. The editor is distracted by a blonde. 
1 1:53 a.m. The editor regains sights of the Evanses, 
rushes to their table, and interrupts their lunch. 
1 1 :58 a.m. Evans agrees to let the editor (Andy) and 
two other Accent staffers (Rick and Chris) join the 
Gym Masters on their trip if the editor agrees to let 
them finish their lunch. 

3:00 p.m.The Gym Master* board Southern's super- 
duper tour bus and are unable to close the door before 
the Accent trio climbs aboard. 
5:40 p.m. The Gym Master bus is waved through the 
Georgia Dome's 49 security gates, and the team dis- 

embarks, all wearing their shiny white and green 

5-44p~ m Andy. Rick, and Chris (who aren't wearing 
anything -.hiny) slay close lo the team, so as not to get 
evictedbyan immensely tall security guardnamedSy. 
Unfortunately, the team scampers off to ihe locker 
rooms, and Andy, Rick, and Chris are forced to do 
somersaults to prove to Sy that they belong. 
5:55 p.m. Everyone (except for Sy) spnnts on to the 
rich green astroturf at the Georgia Dome. Evans re- 
marks how "most anyone should be able to run the 
length of the field ( 1 00 yards except in Canada) in nine 
seconds . . . well, maybe 19." 
6:00 p.m. The GymMasters haul their mats to the 50 
yard line, soundman Greg Larson goes to the Dome 
soundbooth, and the Accent trio takes pictures of 
themselves in the endzone. 

6:05 p.m. Coaches Evans and Steve Jaecks lead the 
team in prayer. 

6:10 p.m. The Gym Masters run through their familiar 
"Omni" routine once. The Falcons' cheerleaders, who 
are rehearsing down at the 20 yard-line, stop to watch 
the routine and applaud when it's through, causing one 
male Gym Master to exclaim, "They were watching 
me! They were watching me!" 
6:20 p.m. The Gym Masters exit the field and gather 
for instructions and meal tickets just outside the 
Steelers' locker room. Meanwhile, Andy, Rick, and 
Chris (who have received press passes) take more 
pictures of themselves: by the goalposts, by the Steeler's 
bench, by the Falcon's bench, by the ABC SPORTS 

sign, at the 50 yard-line, at the 45 yard-line, 
yard-line, at the 35, the 30, the 25, the 20 . 
6:50p.m. Andy, Rick, and Chris notice that they J 
longer the only press on the field. Al, Frank, andj 
of Monday Night Football are talking with thelitt 
Braves' outfielder Deion Sanders, Hall of Fameri 
Blount, and NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabuel 
Andy, Rick, and Chris begin interviewing iht| 
names, too. asking carefully- worded, p 
tions such as, "Did you know that you are my all-i 
favorite player?" and "Would you sign this, plaf 
8:45 p.m. The Gym Masters are introduced K 
capacity crowd (60,000) and the show begins.! 
five-minute routine goes well, and the Acctm 
hopes that their dimly-lit photos turn out okay, f 
9:00 p.m. The pre-game festivities, including!,) 
synched national anthem by Lynyrd SkynyrdJ 
way to the Falcons and Steelers, and the Gym M 
take their endzone seats. 
11:15 p.m. A field attendant notices that theA 
trio's press passes say, "Pre-game only," and si 
that maybe they should stop drinking from ii< I 
cons' Gatorade cooler and go sit in the stands waf 
other commonfolk. It's obvious to Andy, Rid| 
Chris that this field attendant is not wel 
no idea who he's talking to, but they leave lbe| 

3:00 a.m. The Gym Masters bus arrives i 
and Andy, Rick, and Chris immediately s 
that has the Accent staff being specially invited] 
Georgia Dome . . . 



^^ y The Official Sludenl Newspaper 
^^mtr Southern College ol Sevenlh-day A< 


Andrew C. Nash 

Assistant Editor 

Rick Mann 

Layout Editor 

Ellen S. Roberts 

World News Editor 

David Bryan 

Sports Editor 

N. Steve Gensolin 

Religion Editor 

Daniel Nyirady 
Missions Editor 

Cynthia Antolin 
Lifestyles Editor 

Heather Brannan 


Stacy Spaulding 

Matthew Niemeyer 

Chris Stokes 

Graphic Artist 
Jason Wilhelm 
Ad Manager 

Monte Christen 


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Dr. R. Lynn Sauls 

<lh,-r,< ,4, ecrir is ihe official student newspaper for Southern College of Seventh-day 
fc,. and is released every other Thursday during the school year with the ess, prion ol 
.. I ipioions expressed in ihe .1, ,,„: are Ihose of ihe authors and do noi ncccssanlv 
c views of the editors, Sourhem College, die Seventh-day Adveniist Church ur ihe 

mas your letters. All letters, must contain ihe writer's name, address, and 

■ writers name may be withheld at drc authors request. Letters sell he 
slants 1 he editor, reserve the right in reject any letter. The deadline for 
before publication. Place latent in Accentfioxes around campus or under 
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Southern Accent 

Student Voice 
a Whisper? 

Does student opinion really matter? It's a question asked every year by S.A. 
ce-presidents. senators, CARE leaders, and students trudging back to the dorm 
j put on long pants so they can return a library book. From issues of campus 
Improvement to the way we worship, do our thoughts, our concerns, and c 
Jvoice carry weight? Do administrators consider themselves accountable 
(organized, legitimate student opinion? 

I This year, the Accent will attempt to answer this big question. We will follow 
ienateactions from conception to completion, find out what committees oui 
President participates on, and talk to the people responsible for decision-making 
fen old, rehashed issues like dress code, or new ones like worship in Collegedale. 
BYe will also ask the general student body about their thoughts and perceptions 
fen student voice and representation. And when graduation beckons us to forgei 
luch petty issues, we will see if the students were heard. 
f But first we need to realize something. By Webster's definition, "action" is the 
fopposite of "contemplation." We should understand that complaining to oui 
toommate about the denied appeal of a parking ticket is significantly different 
fthan a researched and articulate Letter to the Editor. That wining to mom about 
fthe shorts policy isn't quite the same as talking to your senator and following the 
issue through the senate. We can't expect decision makers to listen if we don't 
speak up. 

I Want to contemplate and act on an issue, but can ' l think of one? Here are a few 
lo get you started: 

I Shorts Policy; Mentioned already, but always a favorite with students, except 
when the weather turns cold. A sacred cow with administrators 

Styrofoam/Plastic vs. Paper in the Cafe: A blast from the past. Environmen- 
lalism is always a good cause. Economics is a possible new slant. 
I One-hour Parking: Invisible parking lines for the guys' dorm, and one-way, 
pead-ends for the girls'. 

| Worship and Music in the College Church: An issue begging for attention, 
pnother sacred cow among administrators and committee members. 

) measure administrative accountabiiity is to measure ourselves as well. It is 

responsibility to be knowledgable and to communicate our view responsibly 

find clearly. Change is possible, but only if we begin by doing our part. We need 

io be sure to speak with a strong, unmistakable voice; not a dull, inaudible 



Current events: should I care? 

In the September 23 issue of Accent help asking, "Joe. you are right there 

I was quoted as saying I didn*t think it where all [his is happening? What are 

was important to keep up with current you feeling right now?" We all know 

events. Lest I appear too uncaring con- exactly what he is feeling— he's feeling 

cerning problems in this world, please scared to death. But that's not what a 

allow me to explain how I feel about grown reporter says over nationwide 

news. TV, so he says, "Well, Marvin, despite 

Actually, I do believe that a person the destruction that you see behind me, 

should keep up with current events— I actually feel quite confident that this 

what I don't believe in is much of the will soon beover. If the Kanobs can just 

"news" as presented to us on TV, on 

ewspaper. Most of looks like they could have peace. But 

STRpS & 


This week's best and worst on campus: 


Monday night's Antiq ja Koln 
concert: the cultural event of 
the year. 

The new Mac Lab in Brock. 

Grounds department efforts 
to restore grass on campus. 


Students who leave assembly 
and vespers loudly and early. 

Whoever put swastikas on that 
protestor's car. 

Students who walk on the 
new grass. 

What car do you see a lot on campus? 

26% Honda 
20% Campus Safety 
14% BMW 
8% Volkswagon 

that will all hinge on how the talks go on 
Tuesday with the UN." 

What has happened of course is that 
audio, video and print journalism have 
become big business. A few years ago, 
we had three national TV networks, a passes for news is not really r 
at all. It is commentary on the news. 

Take, for example, the President' 
new health care proposal. I listened ti 
the President *s speech the night he spok 
to the joint session of Congress. I be 

lieve I should know what he has in mind few local radio stations, newspapers in 

for health care. What I did not listen to every city, and a couple national news 

was the many hours of TV and radio magazines. Thisproliferationofallnews 

commentary that followed. Whatldidn't programs has necessitated employment 

need was to hear a commentator say of a huge numberof reporters and com- 

"Joining us now is Dr. Blue, director of mentators. It has also resulted in intense 

patient care at Bocuville Hospital. Dr. competition for news to the point where 

Blue, what did you think about the the number of reporters often exceeds 

President's speech? It was 53 minutes the number of news makers. Then the 

long. Did you think he covered all the reporters start interviewing each other 

important aspects of health care?" And and you end up with, "What did you 

Dr. Blue replies, "I'd give him about a 8 think of the mayor's speech?" 

on his speech. As far as his—" CLICK. So, before you label me as uncaring 

Hey, this is not news! It's merely grad- and selfish, remember that I'm not 

ing everything said and done. against news, just some over-zealous 

International news is the same. The newscasters and commentators. I keep 

camera zeroes in on a reporter standing up with what's happening, I listened to 

in front of abombed out street in Kornia. some of the presidential debates, I know 

Gun sHots can be heard in the back- what Yeltsin is doing in Russia, T suffer 

groundasthereporterdescribestheshell- with the people in Bosnia. News, yes. 

ing that has been going on all day. Just Comment and misinformation, no. 
before the anchor lets him go, he can't 

Dr. David Ekkens 

Kreme House gypped 

I was quite disturbed by the three- 
spoon rating given by the "Mystery 
Diner" to the Kreme House restaurant. 
Anything less than five shiny silver 
spoons is a disgrace and such an evalu- 
ation leaves the credibility of the South- 
ern Accent in a most tenuous position. 

To render a three-spoon rating is to 
have missed the fact that this place is 
truly an establishment where "every- 
body knows your name." Just last week 
I was there with Ken Rogers. Ken didn't 
have to ask for his preferred beverage — 
they already knew. I ordered mashed 
potatoes. Did the waitress ask if I wanted 
gravy on them? No. She knows I never 
have gravy with my mashed potatoes. 

Taco Bell is fine for fast food. The 
Olive Garden for doing what everybody 
else does. The Loft for spending money 
and feeling stuffy. But the Kreme House 
is for real people who want really good 
food and dining comradery like no other. 

Alex Bryan 

It's true that our Mystery Diner may 
have been a bit harsh in giving the 
Kreme House only three spoons. But, 
that's three spoons more than the Kreme 
House gave me the last time I ate there. 

Week of Prayer disappoints 

Masturbation, masturbation, mastur- 
bation. Elder Martin Weber will be re- 
membered for nothing else. While this 
is not the most appropriate topic for a 
Week of Prayer, he could have pulled it 
off with a little organization. We noted 
that his sermons started weak, dribbled 
about, and ended without concluding. 
Many times the point of the sermon was 
lost in a Bible text that had no relevance 
or arguments that fell flat. Elder Weber 
may have had important points to bring 
out for the practical Christian, but these 
lessons were lost in a barrage of mixed 
signals, poor planning, and an apparent 
lack of thesis. Also, letting us know 
about his personal investment plan was 
cute, but it made the entire week a joke. 
We wonder when people will stop ask- 
ing, "How much did you put in the 
offering plate this Sabbath?" 

Weeks of Prayer are supposed to be 
times when the student body gets closer 
to God. Deliberately raising controver- 
sies without reaching any resolution does 
not boost spirituality — it creates an at- 
mosphere of misdirected questioning 
with no hope of answers. 

Sean Rosas 
Greg Camp 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 

October 7, 


Along the Promenade,,, 

By E.O. Grundset 

The season shifted, the weather changed, ihe rains came, and it 
coded down (blissfully). Here we are on this foggy, drizzly rnormng 

n ,c iu,n! in fiotit ..I Miller Hall and Ihe upper regions of Brock. Lets 

Che, I te students emerging from classes and find out what each 

o„c\ favorite subject is. Brian Yeager (in a blue-gray jacket) from 
;)„,,, „m,Uc. 77V, likes Greek because "it's a great way lo wake up; 
David Bird(indark-greengrunge)enjoysNew n s 
very excidng;" Brian Dickinson (in a slartling blue jacket) trom 
c ,.«. e.'./W. thinks Flowering Plants and Ferns is Ihe best because "Dr. 
Hchk k is such a gas!" (Carbon dioxide or oxygen? we inquire): Joella 
Lundel (in pink with a vesl made of tapestry, it seems), also from 
Ct'llwilalc. enjoys Speech because she "learns a lot about people"— 
her husband Boyd is die sludent pastor ai Slandifer Gap church; Tonia 
Jefferson (sporting a bright scarlet shin) from Slimier. SC, enjoys Life 
and Teachings ihe most; Jennifer Thielen (all in beige) from fain 
Valley. CA, thinks Greek is super because Dr. Springelt is "so near," 
Greg Wiggins (in an environrnentally-correctly-sloganed T-shirt plus 
red back pack) from Elm City, NC. believes Philosophy and the 
Christian Faith is wonderful because "we have exciting discussions." 
After these interviews ended, a group of theology students under the 
direction of Steve Nyirady, Jr., (Howdoes he get into this columnevery 
month?) lustily serenaded Julie Henderson (in a fashionably long 
brown Iwced skirt) from Bakersfield,CA, with "Happy Birthday, Julie." 
The group then relrealed lo Ihe lower promenade sidewalk and engaged 
in loud, uproarious convcrsai inn about hrushine teeth dating and love, 
and life in Ihe While House — makes sense to me! (But who was that 
blonde in Ihe bright red plaid dress?) 

Thanks lo the energetic work of editor Kim Day and her staff, the 
,/oAri and NiiiiHiiijiiL came am much earlier this year than usual. Now 
everyone is checking oiiteveryoneelseecllinu acquainted, and making 
numerous telephone calls — ihe lines are eonslaiilK busy. Cheek i lie I he 
1 1 sis. in, I pie lure, reveals Ilia! there are I M men names! D.o id,bul]cfland 
Mark I wilh 1 6 each) run a close second as ilie niosi popular first name. 
The most common woman's name is Julie (17). with Heather and 
Jennifer i l.S e.uhl eoininc in second The mosl common lasl names arc 
Da\ is and Smith I 111 cue In. ami Ihe nevl most ennimon lasl names arc 
Jones and Kim (7 each). There are 13 people whose lasl names begin 
wilh Z, including llirce Zmaij's (that's almost as much of a tongue- 
twister as Czerkasij, which works out phonetically lo "churk-a-see"). 
Oh, yes, we have one Hillary among us (no relation)! 

There are 20 people who have such long names that they take up two 
lines in Ihe Nimicriquc listings. Some samples: Tonya Abercrombie, 
Mauricio DeFreitas, Michael Hershberger, Brandee Kukendal, 
Flo-Jo Mpayamaguru (she's from the Congo, but help, give us a 
pronunciation hint), Unila Sitnalupang (from Indonesia, naturally), 
Jeanelle Villanueva (native of Puerto Rico), Agneszka Jaworska 
(Iront Poland, she works for Biology ), Lel'shope that these long-namers 
have concocted some short hick-names. 

Spoiled some oul-of-stale cars in Ihe Daniells Hall Parking Lol: a 
dark lealish-blue Pontiac Grand Am from Delaware, a brielii-hluc 
Chevrolet Sprint from Pennsylvania, a red Nissan Sentra from~Minne- 
sola. a medium blue Pontiae Sunbird from New (Nouveau) Brunswick, 
a while Ford Fiesta (snappy little car) from California, a gray Honda 
Accord from Ontario (Yours lo Discover). Maybe we' 11 meet the owners 

By ihe way. the Scptembercalcndar girl isTanya Johnson studying 
in from of a virtual wall of Impatiens or Sullana. She graduated from 
Southern wilh a B.S. in Corporate/Communily Wellness Management 
in May '93. Ihen married Erik Jansen laler on in the summer The 
couple now reside in Birmingham, AL. And . . . our October personality 
is Brenden Roddy cavorting on a blanket of fallen maple leaves. He was 
a Health, PE. and Recreation major from Huntsville. AL, but alas, he's 
not at SC Ibis year. Hey. aren't any of these calendar people currentlv 
enrolled here? We'll see. 

Two questions as we wind down. Oliver Falsness from North West 
Territories: where is Ihe license plale (shaped like a bear) that you 
promised to bring back for me? And the second one for thai portion of 
the SC Administration in charge of "clocks and things" when will the 
campus clock acquire hands and slart functioning again? It's been over 
a year; what cjin we do? 

But. no mailer, it's a great season: Ihe banana trees are flourishing in 
front of Miller Hall, Ihe black gum and dogwood are turning scarlet, ihe 
entirefaUfoliagespecuclewillsormslanleallofus.We-re re adyforIhe 
Playoffs and the World Series, and mid-term break. See -ya on ie 
Promenade and everywhere else. 

PITCH: Steve Jaecks lofts one over the 
plate during the women's all-star game 
Sept. 18. 

FLAME THROWER: Wendy Carter whirls her fiery batons allkj 
SA Talent Show. (See page 13.) 

^^^^!' rmis ^^ '-the four- 
IMn 9°" «oum«n«rt at Wlndstone. 

October 7, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 


STUDENT CENTER: Senior Donna Denton hopes to be teaching P.E. 
at this time next year. 

wj<»' JOKER RELEASE: Junior Stacy Gold 

Fj picked up her student directory following 

the SA Dating Game Sept. 11. 

RELIEF: Junior Paul Ruhling finished first in his age group (20-24) 
at the Triathlon Sept. 19. 





SURVEY SAID: Although he anwered, "Camping," when asked 
to name an excuse for skipping class, Ben Masters and his team 
were the big winners ($46 a piece) in SA's Game Show, "Student 
Feud," last Thursday. 

PRAISE: Sally Ettari shared her music and testl- 
"•ony »t Vespers last Friday. 

Southern Accent 

October 7 

Flag Football 

It's football season again. I worry a lot this time of the year. I know 
that nag football is supposed to be harmless, but for the past three years 
that I've played, I have taken a trip to the emergency room. My freshman 
Emergency surgery prevented any permanent damage, but left a scar 
running down the length of my finger. The next year, I split open my 
eyebrow on someone's elbow. Nine stitches and a headache. Last year 1 
added ajagged Frankenstein scar tomy forehead. Eight stitches. Another 
headache.. . 

There areeight other A-league teams besides the onel'mon.eachwiUi 
seventonineguys on them.That'saroundsixty guys waitingtosee who's 
going to contribute to the Sports Editor's scar collection. B-league 
football might not be any safer. Six teams are vying for the right to 
participate as the underdog in the A-league post-season football tourna- 
ment, and the competition will be fierce. 

Jaecks won't let me play in the six-team women's league. He's 
positive I'd get hurt there, too.. 

Even though I've gone three games without winning, I've made it 
through three games without bleeding even once. I did pull my groin, but 
this didn't require a trip to E.R. or stitches. It left me limping for a week, 
but left me with no permanent scar. 

So far. so good. 

IDENTICAL PHOTOS?: Yeah, if you add shoulder pads, jerseys, 
artificial turf, 60,000 fans, a vicious linebacker, and some serious I 
speed to the bottom one. (Pictured: Quarterback Bobby Hebert ol I 
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Greece and 
the gridiron 

What football players really think I 

By Steve Gensolin 

This is a true story. 
The football was thrown well, and 
the red-shirted player caught it on the 
run. He turned up field with the white- 
shirted defender futilely giving chase. 
Red Shirt started yelling over his shoul- 
der, "You can't catch me! What are you 
gonna do? Pull my flag? You can't' 

Between the "H-" and the "-a," he 
tripped and fell over a large dandelion, 
filling his open mouth with grass and 

I know what you're thinking. You 
think that we dumb jocks pointed our 
fingers at him. howling with derisive 
laughter. No. We quietly murmured 
among ourselves, nodding our heads 
sagely. The one who nearly tripped over 
Red Shirt simply said: "Dike. My oppo- 
nent was found guilty of hubris and the 
sentence was just." 

Whhhooosh! Right over your head. 

huh? Well, for you intellectual! 
weights, "Dike" is Greek for"jusjj 
"Hiiftrii" is Greek for"excessiveq 
This is really how we athlelestf" 
Some of you may be shocked b|| 
sheerpower of our intellect. Whys* 
you be? After all, who spends f 
years at Southern College thanus?»j 
of you may think that failure It" 
back. Too many hours playing 
and watching ESPN. Wrong. Bfl 
love of learning. L 

We know that football, softl**! 
other sports can pose a health haz 
us. Stupid? No. We understand 1 
we collide heads while runnWI 
speed, the resulting concussion T" 
land us in a hospital bed, droolWJ 
and rcleaming our ABCs. WW IT 
CurpeDiem. (That means live l*| 
fullest, for tomorrow we die.) 
So we play. 

But only when we don't hi 
studying to do. 

Southern Accent 

Gym Masters jump at Georgia Dome invite 

By Andy Nash 

J Willi a last-minute ii 
|ertain their biggest audience ever, 
vith just eight days to throw together 
a five-minute routine, and with 24 (of 
v members, the Gym Masters 
lulled it off. With flair. 
At 8:45, shortly before kickoff of 
ally-televised Falcons/ 
Kteelers game (and shortly after Se- 
mara Lowman announced, 
irt's gonna be beating so fast 
and on that mat"), the Gym 
sprinted to the 50 yard-line, 
collapsed on their mats in a "Say No" 
formation for 10 seconds, sprung to 
their feet, and flipped and flew their 
way through a solid, crowd-pleasing 

I "We had to work hard," says Coach 
I o i Evans. "But this is possibly the 
Best team we've ever had." 
I A high compliment, considering the 
Reception past Gym Masters' squads 
it NBA halftime shows 


s ihe r 

I Senior Mark KroII.oneoftheteam's 
Isix captains, remembers their first 
■"big" performance at halftime of a 
■199 1 Atlanta Hawks game . . . and the 
Islanding ovation that followed. "The 
mervousness goes away [in these 
■hings]." says Kroll, "but the excite- 
fcnent is always there." 
I But being a Gym Master is more 
■than big-game excitement, says 
Evans. It's a chance to spread their 
■anti-drug message to young people. 
»'ln our own way," he says, "we are 
fc-makinga difference in people's lives." 
I The team will travel further east in 
Wovember, with performances at 
Bhcnandoah Valley Academy, at Gar- 
Den State Academy, and at a Bullets' 
game in Washington, D.C. 

REWARD: The Gym Masters increased their eight hours a week practice schedule so they could 
enjoy moments like this. 

SPECTATOR: Atlanta Brave 
Deion Sanders had the night off. 

Gym Masters, administration reach 


Team practicing again 

1 At press time (Tuesday night), the 
Ipparent rift between the Gym Masters 
d Administration had been resolved. 
a flood of rumors into our office, 
ome very personal attacks, after 
jhreatened silent protest by Gym Mas- 
[ J supporters — all regarding the Gym 
Enters' cancellation of their Monday 
pctice when they were told to "bring 
> the standards" of their music and 
toreography — after all this, we have 
Bided against running a story that 
d surely be true (and probably 
interesting as well), but would 
dly be noble or right. 

The Accent had interviewed Dr. 
Sahly, Coach Evans, several Gym 
Masters, and several others, and in 
fact, a lengthy article was all but sent 
to press when the compromise was 

So with all the stinging words gone 
with one tentative push of the delete 
button, we will settle for those of 
Assistant Coach Steve Jaecks, "Let a 
sleeping dog lie," as it appears the 
Gym Masters will continue to per- 
form, after all. 

The team resumed practice last 

PRAYER: Coach Ted Evans sees his team as an outreach 
that creates "a positive image for Southern College." 

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October 7, 1993 


When the Holy Spirit 
Comes on Campus 

By Do. Ron Clouzet, Guest Editorialist 

No l icia g ,hedccpearn= S .ne.«andgrea.power reS ultingfromJe.,u S 'se i ,sons 

J ^ )u ,S ; ,v,nu 1 ^l 1 lcwas..rkedbyaswcetkindness,anmd 1 snix l hl L 

KSifch. Tta was-a freshness and life and power ™ P I 
pervade His whole being."? That's what these busy young , adult disciples 

L.ed.Andmafswhat Christ des^^^ 
H.vilI'Mscvou.inotl.erHelpeMhalHcmaybew.thourtorcvcr. TkH) 

Spiril was the highest of all gifts that He could solicit from His Father He 
continued saying: "When He. the Spirit of truth, comes . He shall glonfy Me, 

f0r fts^e,S 

tnistHisword and"waU"for the promise of theFather,and in concerted, .united 


Spirit What resulted was Pentecost, a revelation of Jesus in Jerusalem thai 

exceeded Christ's own efforts while on earth. 7 No wonder Christ had satd 

"greater works than these shall (they] do; because I go to the Father." 8 

Spiritual revivals throughout history seemed to have always had two 
principal common denominators: young people and united prayer. The First and 
Second Great Awakenings during the birth of our nation, the Advent Movement 
of the 1 840's. the Great Revival of 1 857-58, and the Welsh Revival of 1905 are 
few of the latest global awakenings. Many of these true spiritual revivals found 
eager hearts in collegiate. 

Evan Roberts became God's instrument at New Castle Edmund College in 
Wales when he prayed, "Oh God, bend me." As a result of His Holy Spirit 
baptism the revival swept England, Northern Europe, Germany, North America, 
Australia and New Zealand, central and South Africa, and even reached Bra2il 
and Chile. In Wales 100,000 people were converted in 5 months, and the social 
impact was so great that the police became largely unemployed. When a police 
sergeant was asked in Wales what they now did since the revival, he said: "We 
just go with the crowds who are packing the churches." What did that have to 
do with the police? "Well, we have 17 men in our station. We have three 
quartets, and if any chuah needs a quartet they simply call the police station." 

At Yale, 25 % of the student body was enrolled inactive Bible studies or small 
group prayer meetings. Just 50 out of the 50.000 people in Atlantic City were 
left unconverted. Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit came. He would "convict 
the world of sin . ..." 10 

Apparently the 1905 revival impacted the Adventist Church as well. Be- 
tween the years of 1900-1904 the growth rate of the church was 1.8% a year. 
Between 1906-1910 it was 2.5% yearly. However, in 1905, the year of the 
global revival, the Adventist Church grew at a rate of 12.5%! 1 1 —a rate not 
matched in recent history. 

God said to ask Him for His greatest gift. "This promised blessing, claimed 
by faith, brings all other blessing in its train." 12 Claimed by faith and a sincere 
heart, the fullness of God will cause repentance and changes in our lives. We 
must be willing to let God change us, for if the Spiril comes, change us He will! 
Christ has given His Spirit as a divine power to overcome all hereditary and 
cultivated tendencies to evil, and to impress His own character upon His 
church." 13 Our priorities will change, our love for others will increase, and 
trials to bring discouragement may also multiply. Yet we will know that Christ 
has finally become "our life," 14 Are you ready? Better yet, are you willing to 
be made ready? When the Holy Spiril comes on campus, will He find your heart 
a recepti 

Harrison Bay Blitz an 
'exciting" way to witness 


Senior Kris Zmaj warned to sleep 
Saturday afternoon, but she didn't. 

Zmaj and more than 70 other South- 
em college students spent last Saturday 
in the HarrisonBay area going door-to- 
door to take a community survey and 
hand out Happiness Digest.. 

"I didn't want to go out, but once I 
got out there I got excited," says Zmaj. 
"One man was so happy to have a 
visitor that it brought tears to my eyes." 
Bay Blitz leaders Tim Cross and 
Brennon Kirstein say they felt God's 
calling last Spring. Tim said, "O.K. 
Lord, I feel like you are telling me to 
share Jesus with others and I don't want 
to do it, but I will do it if Brennon 
Kirstein will do it with me." 

During Week of Prayer last Spring, 
Dwight Nelson spoke about how reviv- 
als start on college campuses, which 
put an idea in Brennon's head. When 
Tim asked Brennon about going out to 
share Jesus, that idea was realized. 

What began with two became a joint 
effort by Campus Ministries. Ooltewah/ 
Harrison laity, and the Student Minis- 
terial Association to establish a church 
in the Harrison Bay area. Bay Blitz 
Phase I begins with finding out the 
community's needs. 

After the afternoon heartreach, stu- 
dents gather at Ooltewah church to 
share stories and pray. "It's exciting to 
think that I am going out to do the 
Lord's work right now, right here" says 

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Sophomore Kristi Young. "I'm looking! 
forward to next week." 

This Saturday is the last day to handl 
oulHappiness Digesl and do the surveyll 
The surveys will be used to decide whij 
seminars to hold for the community ij 
coming months. "If you want to feel i!k| 
angels right beside you holding yol| 
hand," says Christa Terry, "come to Br 
Blitz." Danny Roth agrees: "It is so ltd 
to think that maybe we are helping « 

On Campus 
REVIVAL. Catch the fire of the Holy 
Spirit as we pray for our College and its 
students. Meetings are on Mondays at 
12 noon and Fridays at 7 a.m. in the 
Religion building chapel. Jesus is com- 
ing soon! 

CALL BOOK FAIR: Come get a taste 
of student missionary lite Saturday, Oct. 
23 from 2-5 p.m. 

CABL WEEK: Experience a week of 
Health emphasis, Oct. 18-23. Guest 
speaker Jim Miller will hold the Friday 
night vespers program and will be ad- 
dressing the topic ot AIDS. 

Off Campus 

VATICAN.The new Encyclical Verilatis 
Sp/endorput out by the Roman Catho- 
lic hierarchy and John Paul II states 

contraception and other sexual sinslj 
"intrinsically evil." Also included i 
teaching that Salvation is only throng 
obedience to the church. 
— Review 

EGYPT: A prominent Islamic leadj 
Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghazali,spokeaf 
against apostates of the Muslim Fan 
Attempting to persuade civil courts, J 
stated, "The presence of an aposjjfl 
inside the community constitutes atMJ 
to the nation and should be terminat»| 
— Review 

CONCERT: Michael Card and FnetJ 
will be at the Tivoli Oct. 29 durNP 
Acoustic Tour." Tickets are $1 forM 
eral admission, $8 for groups of «f 
more. Tickets can be purcha 
Lemstone Books in the Mall or Lanna| 
Book Store at Brainerd Village 

Describe SC S55X2U 
in one word K2H2ES 

l)ctober7, 1993 

Southern Accent 


I J'S.C. Live" draws big crowd, big acts 

I. Cook, "Last Call, " and Figgie take cash prizes 

By Jody Medendorp 

I David Cook won the $ 1 00 grand prize 
■or his song, "Love Triangle," in the 
Bnnual SA Talent Show last Saturday 
Blight. Second place and $75 went to 
■■Last Call" (Luis Gracia, Rob White, 
■John Tubbs, Chris James, Greg Foote, 
Knd Robert Quintana) who sang "In the 
■Still of the Night." Jenney Figgie won 
Bhird prize of $50 for her dramatic ver- 
sion of "Till the End of Time." 
I The excitement level was high early 
Kuias the curtains opened for"S.C. Live" 
i by Mike Meliti. The eleven i 

favorites from the 50s. Wendy Carter pro- 
vided even more variety with her fiery 
"Flaming Batons." Intermission saw the 
audience taking part and showing off their 
talents (some we would have never known 
they had). Ten people were chosen for a 
chance to win money. But, there's always a 
catch! Those who didn't draw the winning 
lot had to do such things as act like a dog, 
sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," ask 
someone out in public, and read a love 
poem. Derek Turcios saved himself some 
embarrassment by drawing the winning S20 

In Other Words . . . 

" By Eric Gang 

1. You have jusi left !he Coliegedale church after hearing Musica Anliqua Koln. and being the 
culturally literate person that you are — after all, you are getting a college education -ynu vty m 
yourself: "1 don't know why these guys ure so famous, they are neophytes compared to Bon Jovi." 

Neophyte means: A) a virtuoso B) a beginner C) insipid 

2. You happen to be walking across Taylor Circle one day, and one of those real cool guys — the 
ones whose fathers have lots of money to pay for reckless driving tickets, hospital bills, high 
ii' premiums, .tnd new tires — was breaking 'he law by exceeding ihe 20 mph speed limit. 
As the driver swerves 10 miss you say to yourself "That guy is a cretin 1 ." 

Cretin means: A) an idiot B) a capricious adolescent C) a fastidious adult 

3. A young freshmen, whose parents have mortgaged their house and sold their bodies to science 
in order to send him to Southern in hopes thai he will yet at least a 1.IHI, never goes to the library, 
rtL'ver studies, and never goes toclass. In fact, he never bought an textbooks. What's hedoing here? 
Well.TalgeHalllias.ihig screen television, unavailable to him at home, so he can watch football. 
As a result, he develops amentia. 

Amentia means: A) an aptitude for remembering >porK stores IV) an eve condition 
associated with exposure to television radiation (') subnormal menial development 

4. You have just completed vmir iiml-ierni ev.un in Anient an History, However, you arc terribly 
it) sul ted that the professor gave the class an extensive review before the lest. Only cretins need a 
review. So you decide in go on ,i hunger sirike to protest (he lav academu standards. And hy 
Oiristmas vacation you are at the point of enervation. 

Enervation means: A) deprived of slrength and vitality B) on the verge ol gaming 
victory C) capitulating 

5. You are walking down the sidewalk one day, anil you encounter .mother schismatic. This 
individual is accusing the church of \ym.retisni. 

Syncretism means; A) apostatizing B) adopting tyrannical methods of dealing with 
schism C) reconciling differing beliefs 


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STEALING THE SHOW: David Cook's "Love Triangle," which 
he composed, gave him first place and $100 in a very 
competitive talent show Saturday night. Senior Krisi Clark 
says it was "the best talent show this school has seen in 

ABC presents Christian Music 

Green brings new ■ 
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Hymns. That's right. The same old 
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at a pace only the 80-plus crowd can 
appreciate. The same old hymns that 
we have become bored with. 
Realizing this, Steve Green has made 
an album, "Hymns: A Portrait of 
Christ," which brings a new excite- 
ment to these traditional favorites. 
He challenges us to rediscover a good 
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Hymns are more than just melodies 
sung. Green seems to say. They are 
magnificent songs of praise to an in- 
credible God. 

Greens' renditions are loud, full, and 
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changing an entrance here and an end- 
ing there, Green has produced one of his 
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If you prefer slow and boring hymns, 
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October 7 

Shorts policy 
not likely to 

Sahly: Image is the issue 

By April Nieves 

No shorts allowed. Plain and simple. Or is it? While 
»me students continue to question the rule against 
shorts on campus, the administration continues to 
explain why. 
The Student Handbook states that shorts are prohib- 
;d "on general campus, in classroom buildings, li- 
brary, cafeteria, student center, Wright Hall, and 
church." Some students don't agree with this rule. 

I don't like it, because I'm a P.E. major. And I'm 
istantly having to change," answers Junior Carlyle 
"I just wish it could be changed, because I don't like 
be hot," says Sophomore Kim Day. 
The administration views it from a different per- 
spective. "It's not a matter of what's wrong with it. It 
wrong to wear shorts, but it's just the look we 
for our campus," says President Donald R. Sahly 
of Southern College. 
Dr. Bill Wohlers, Vice President for Student Ser- 
ces, says "attire does affect behavior." 
"We want an educational image," says Sahly, "and 
compared to other like private colleges, Southern has 
e relaxed dress code." 

ithem's dress code is more lenient than some 
colleges but more conservative than others. For ex- 
ample, Lee College, a Christian college located in 
Cleveland. Tenn., also prohibits shorts in class. How- 
students can wear shorts anywhere else on cam- 

More than pickles 



Pickle Barrel: TTTT (fi« spoons possible) 

From outside, the Pickle Barrel doesn't look too 
exciting. But as you walk inside you will see that this 
restaurant has a rather cozy, down-home atmosphere. 

As my guest and I sat on the patio (which I recom- 
mend) we could see much of Chattanooga, including 
the antiquated buildings, the Aquarium, and the Fed- 
eral Building. 

The Pickle Barrel is more of a deli than a restaurant. 
They serve a variety of fresh deli sandwiches and 
salads, from the New York, New York, with fresh roast 
beef, pastrami, and melted cheddar cheese, to the 
Dutch Treat, with roast beef, turkey, mozzarella, and 
a special dressing. The specialty sandwiches include 
theChattaburger— the"best burger in town"— andyou 
can even create your own sandwich. I ordered the Park 
Plaza which has com beef, pastrami, and American 

The meats and cold cuts are fresh, especially ft 
hamburger and poultry meat which is bought daihl 
Each sandwich is served with chips, apicklespear,ai 
your choice of bread. The condiments make the si 
wiches even better. 

The Pickle Barrel offers just four dinners: ribewl 
New York strip, grilled chicken, and chopped steal 
Each dinner comes with garlic bread and two choice 
of the following: tossed salad, baked potato, > 
chili, potato salad, or cole slaw. 

The prices at the Pickle Barrel are very reason^ 
The sandwich prices range from $3.50 to $5.50.7 
dinners are a little more expensive at $6.95 to $1 1 

Unfortunately, the Pickle Barrel is not the greaJ 
place for vegetarians to eat. Only two vegeiari 
sandwiches and salads are offered, dropping the "I 
rel" from five spoons to four. 

What is Southern's favorite restaurant? 

70% Taco Bell 15% Olive Garden 7% Grady's 5% Campus Kitchen 

My Favorite Moment 

By Ben McArthur 

"My favorite moments are the first day of c 
fall and the last day of class in the spring. "The fil 
because of the palpable energyandsenseof antial 
lion in the classroom. The latter because of the knoj 
edge that the fatigue of the year is giving way to 
regeneration of summer. The cycle of academic! 
has a pleasant monotony to it." 

DILEMMA: Run inside quick, go change, 
or fail class? 

The University of the South, located in Sewanee, 
Tenn., has a student upheld dress code. It is not 
enforced by the administration. The men are expected 
ar ties, and women are expected to wear skirts or 
dresses. One University of the South student com- 
i. "We feel good and want to look good." But 
students may wear shorts anywhere on campus includ- 

ig some classes. 

When asked if Southern's dress code could change 

>on, Wohlers answers "probably not." 

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Lifestyles ■!■■■■ 


Freshman Fab Vatel examines Tennessee weather, Thatcher Hall, a mail shortage, and curfew 

Well, it'sbeen approximately a month sinceclasses 
have begun. I thought I'd get the hang of it by now — 
right! I'm as confused as I was five weeks ago. 
{Well, maybe a tad bit less confused.) 

Let me start ventilating my aggressions by saying 

that it is way too cold here. I was sitting there in 

Orlando thinking that once I came to Tennessee the 

mountains would shield me from the winter's frigid 

wrong logic. Although I was raised in Canada, 

Orlando has corrupted my blood because I'm about 

die of coldness here. By the time Christmas 

ration comes around, I'll be a chocolate popsicle. 

And it's not like the weather stays the same for the 

whole week. I've been dialing "801 " like a maniac, 

but I still get hit with a few surprises when I set foot 

of Thatcher hall. 

Yeah, let's talk aboutThatcher hall. (Don'tyoujust 
love that British touch they so graciously chose for our 
buildings?) Many of you will be pleased to know that 
my little pilgrimage to the annex is over. (Many of you 
won't care.) I've graduated! I am now a citizen of the 
girls — excuse me— women's dormitory! I guess the 
only thing I miss from up yonder is my ice machine 
(and the fridge, the noise level, the RA). But I shouldn't 
complain — at least I have access to my own shower. 
(Which reminds me: I wonder if I locked my suitemates 
out of the bathroom again? Oh well!) 

It's funny how ourfriends and family cried in agony 
and despair when we were about to go away to college 
for the first time. They practically chained themselves 
to Wright Hall not wanting to let us go. In the past 

weeks, however, I've found it equally humorous 
how my mailbox has been collecting dust. Kind of 
makes you wonder what's going on at home: have 
they forgotten me or are they purposely ignoring me 
in order to deal with the fact that I'm gone? Could be 

One last thing. I have found myself to be very 
much impaired due to the fact that my curfew time 
restricts me from, uh, exercising! (Yeah, that's it!) 
How do they expect me to be healthy when my 
curfew is at midnight on Saturday nights? I need to 
go jogging! Even Ellen G. White agrees with me! 

Well, my fellow freshman, (and all you seniors, 
too), I must depart. I, Fab, leave you with these 
words of wisdom: "The library is our friend." 

Southern Accent 

October 7,- 



"I would play the piano 
and sing love songs to 
my girlfnend." 

"I would jump through the 
goal posts on my nose." 

Krlsta Raines 

SR Corporate Wellness 

"Dance in my boxers." 

"Back tlips on roller blades." 

Nelu Tablngo I 
SO Nursing 

"A slide show with all faculty 
pictures to make people laugh. 

"I would sing a religious song 
or give a speech that 
challenged people." 

Joella Lundell 
SO Psychology 

Coming Events 

Thursday, Oct. 7 

• Assembly: Clubs and Departments. 

• Chattanooga Symphony Concert 
featuring guest pianist Ralph 
Votapek, 8 p.m. at the Tivoli Theatre. 
Call 267-8583 for more information. 

• UTC Department of Theater and 
Speech presents The Tempest, 
8 p.m., Oct. 7-9; 2 p.m. Oct. 10. 
Call 755-4374 for more information. 

Friday, Oct. 8 

• Opening parade for the 55th Annual 
National Folk Festival at 4:30 p.m. in 
downtown Chattanooga (through 
the 10th. Free admission. 

• Vespers at 8:00 p.m. by CARE 

Saturday, Oct. 9 

• Church service with Gorden Bietz. 

• Evensong at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. 

Sunday, Oct. 10 

• Symphony Guild Flea Market. 

• Ronald McDonald 4th Annual 
Children's Festival. Tennessee 
Riverpark. 1-5 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 16 

• Church service with John Swaffmi 

> Prater's Mill Country Fair near Dalton 

GA. 10 a.m.— 6 p.m. $4 admission. 

Call 275-6455. 
■ "Pogo's Golden Anniversary Exhibi- Monday, Oct. 1 8 

tion" at the Hunter Museum through 
the 21st. 

Monday, Oct. 11 

• Romantic Germany, a travel film at 
Memorial Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. $4 
admission. Call 267-6568. 

• Columbus Day 

Tuesday, Oct. 12 

• Atlanta Hawks Exhibition game at 
UTC Arena at 6 p.m. $4 admission. 
Call 267-6568 for information. 

Thursday, Oct. 14 

• Gospel musical, / Need a Man, at 
Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. $1 3.50 
in advance. Call 757-5042 for 

Friday, Oct. 15 

• Mid-term Break 

• University Orchestra in concert a 
UTC Fine Arts Center at 8 p.m./ 
mission is free. Call 755-4601 f 

Tuesday, Oct. 19 

• Concert by Quink Vocal Ensemb| 
Ackerman Auditorium at 8 p.m. 
Assembly credit given. 

Wednesday, Oct. 20 

• Fall Festival Promenade Party. 

Thursday, Oct. 21 

• Assembly, CABL 

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5. How many beds does 
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6. How many students de- 
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Rblume49, Issue4^ 

"Whatsoever is true, whatsoever is noble, whatsoever is right" 

October 22, 1993 

No Parking signs "solely for safety" 

Sahly: protestors only 
contributed to problem 

FALL FESTIVAL: Sophomore Jeff Matthews bounced his way to victory at the SA 
Promenade Party Wednesday night. Afterwards, Matthews' competitors claimed 
his punctured gunny sack should have disqualified him from the race. 

By An 


l/VSMC reaches $100,000 goal 

By Renee Roth 
Brom Sept. 12-30 some 20,000 listeners of WSMC FM 
B-5's classical and NPR (National Public Radio) news 

Station heard persuasive invitations to helpsupportWSMC's 
rfiind drive- But they're used lo it. 

■The annual fund drive keeps WSMC a public radio 
■jhon," says Jeff Lemon, marketing director for WSMC. 
Bj' s wonderful that we don't have to go commercial like 
El 1 " classical stations are. It's good to keep our station 

public radio so we don't have to mess with boring adverlise- 

HBrVSMCs goal for this year was $100,000, same as last. 
Before thai, the goal was $.65,000. In comparison. WPLM, 
Nashville's equivalent of WSMC. has had to keep their 
■me goal of $ 1 00.000 for the past ten years and only this 

^■rdid it raise to $120,000. 

Lemon says the biggest difference between this year's 
and last year's fund drives was "not saying the same thing 
over and over to try and convince listeners to support us. We 
didn't have time to say nifty things over the air." This year 
WSMC hooked into a creative promo package from NPR 
and APR (American Public Radio). It wasn't just one 
person going on the air and asking for support, but several 
people's creative ideas put together in a promo package." 
says Lemon. 

As ofThursday afternoon, Oct. 14, WSMC had reached 
its goal of 100,000 plus about 3,000 in pledges. "What I 
love." says Lemon, "is that the listeners have come through 
saying they support what we're doing and are willing to 
support us with their money." 

You could call it aca 
would be putting it gently. Not since Odysseus parked his 
"horse" outside the gales of Troy has a No Parking zone 
created such a stir. 

It all began when Southern's President Don Sahly sent out 
a campus memo on October 7 regarding the city's decision 
to put up No Parkins signs on Camp Road (along the tennis 
courts) for reasons of "traffic control and safety." in the 
words of Interim City Manager Carol Mason. 

Except that Sahly's memo mentioned none of the above, 
and instead read, "In order to gently persuade those who 
park opposite-Wright Hall with all their signs and papers 
displayed on their trucks to leave our premises, we are 
putting No Parking signs along that side of the street . . ." 

"I would write the letter very differently if I could do it 
again." says Sahly. "The signs are there to take care of the 
safely problem. We are having much higher sales and much 
higher traffic at the Plaza. And Hanson's signs did contrib- 
ute to the safety factor." 

Hanson? Oh, yes — Dr. Deone Hanson had been faithfully 
parked on Camp Road for five months in protest of McKee's. 
chocolate, caffeine, and other "evils," as he puis it. With the 
No Parking signs, Hanson had to move his car. (He can now 
be found this side of Four Comers.) 

So, understandably, many on campus thought that the 
signs were set up to rid the college of its worst public 
relations vehicle, Dr. Hanson's car. A small protest group. 
Christians for Peace and Justice, quickly formed and de- 
manded at Monday 'sCollegcdale Commission meeting that 
1) the signs be taken down 2) a protesting ordinance be 
passed and 3) a 90-day assessment period be considered. 
About 20 students attended the meeting. 

"It's about rights." says CPJ Spokesman James Dittes. 
"It's a legal technicality that we're arguing about. Such 
protests should be regulated through proper legal channels. 
not through iVo Parking zones." 

Dittes says there was an "aura of condescension and 
deception" in the Commission meeting. "They treated us 
like we were middle school students, not as adults involved 
in this situation." 

"I'm sorry that they feel that way," responds Mrs. Mason. 
"I admire them for coming down here (to City Hall.) Age 
makes no difference." Still, Mrs. Mason insists the signs 
were not put up to displace Dr. Hanson. 'That would be a 
violation of freedom of speech," she says. "He can take his 
mission anywhere in the City of Collegedale." 

Which means Hanson can still protest on Camp Road, 
signs and all. He just can't park there. 

Do you agree 
With the city's 
decision to put 
lip No Parking 
signs on Camp 

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World News 5 

Editorial 6 

Features 8 

Missions 9 

Sports 10 

Religion 12 

Arts 13 

Lifestyles 14 

Q & A with 
Michael Card, 13 

Southern Accent 

October 22 




Campus Notes 

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ENGLISH OUTING: The English Dept. visited the Life Care Center di 
Collegedale. Five faculty and nine students went to interview some of the 

publication "They loved it; says Dave Smith, Chairman of the English/ 
Speech Dept "It gave the people a chance to talk. They were fascmaung. 
COME ALL YE KNIGHTS AND DAMSELS: Florence. Alabama's annual 
Renafssant Faire will be held Oct. 22. It covers the 12th .hroug h 
centuries and will include medieval games, a human chess board, jousting, 
and Shakespearean plays, along with magicians, mirth-makers, and min- 
strels. There is no admission fee. For more information call Mrs. Higgms at 
2731 in the English Dept. 

LUNCH DATE: Monthly Midday Topics is sponsoring lectures on domestic 
skills called. "Lets Have Lunch." They take place the first Tuesday of every 
month at 11:45 in the banquet room. The next presentation, "Holiday 
Decorations," is Nov. 2. . 

OFFICERS ANNOUNCED: The Writer's Club has announced their officers 
for the upcoming season. They are as follows: Laura Dukeshire, president; 
Tanya Cochran, social activities director; Lori Pettibone. Legacy editor, 
Wendy Carter, public relations representative; David Cook, art director; Greg 
Camp, treasurer; Mrs. Helen Pyke. sponsor. 

VESPERS: There will be an Honors Vespers on November 5 at the home of 
Dr. Wilma McClarty. The speaker is yet to be announced. 
COOKOUT: The Quest Sabbath School of Collegedale Church will be 
sponsoring a cookout on Friday, October 22. Call the church at 396-21 34 for 
more information. 

RESUMES: A reminder to junior religion majors and all seniors to turn in a 
resume to the Counseling and Testing office. Over 300 places will receive 
these resumes. 

JOBS: Peterson's Job Opportunities Series Guides is available in the 
Counseling and Testing office. It includes a list of job openings and skills 

HOME IMPROVEMENT: The Biology Club cleaned up two widow's houses 
on Community Service Day. The widows appreciated the students' work. 
GATLINBURG OUTING: Behavioral Science majors are invited to go to 
Gatlinburg on Oct. 30. Call the Behavioral Science Dept. at 2768 for more 

HOME ATMOSPHERE: Joan Haight, night supervisor at the library, would 
like the library to have a home atmosphere. She wants students to feel 
comfortable while studying. 

NEED INFORMATION: Have you ever wondered what's going on around this 
campus? Check the electronic board above the register in the cafeteria. This 
board gives information on social activities, concerts, and more. 
MAD YOUNG SCIENTIST: Southern's Physics department continues to 
produce students with research capabilities. Chairman Dr. Ray Heffertin 
says, "We have students researching on Masters level work." Hefferlin says 
Chris Carlson and Jason Wohlers, in particular, are doing exceptional work. 
Jason Wohlers is a freshman from Collegedale Academy. "Being introduced 
to research level material and doing so well is very rare for a freshman," says 
Hefferlin. From Forest Lake Academy, Chris Carlson is in his fourth year at 
Southern. He plans to attend graduate school and work on a Ph.D. Chris says, 
"I hope to work for an Industry of Plasma Physics (research of what is believed 
to be a fourth state of matter.)" 

tions Committee and the Finance Committee are looking into cafeteria 
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line, health food, and a revaluation on monthly minimums. "We would also like 
to get a qualified person to conduct a nutritional analysis of the cafeteria's 
average meal. An analysis would help us make the correct changes," says 
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Southern Accent 


Beckworth: bridging the gap 
between students and administration 

lames Dittes talks with SA President David Beckworth 

what would you say is the hardest 
ling about being SA president? 

s hard to live up to the image that 
'e of how theSApresident is to 
t. The job itself is a challenge which I 

-. The hard part is living up to the 
Ministration's expectations. Some- 

s you just want to be yourself and 
it have to worry about being a diplo- 

mat image did you have in mind 
[fore you became SA president? 

few him as a very professional, some- 
it stuffy, student. That's really hard 
Hive up to. 

i could be called the "big man" 
jiongstudents and the SA executive. 
s your "boss"? 

Jink I have two bosses. The one I deal 

n a day-to-day basis is Dr. Wohlers. 

i I represent the students among the 

Sully and the administration. I am ul- 

lately responsible to the students. Stu- 

't check me like Dr. Wohlers 

n a realistic basis, 1 guess, I 

^wer to Dr. Wohlers. 

i work closely with the adminis- 

ttion. You are also a member of the 

fiulty senate. What would you say 

|attitude of the administration and 

sully is toward the students? Is it 

B of condescension or respect? 

I go in [to faculty senate] they 

Qht me like an adult. When issues per- 

^ra to students they are always con- 

■Kpied with how they will affect stu- 

Bffljts. I think the faculty themselves, the 

jeachirs who are in touch with the stu- 

Bl.s. do have a high concern for the 

Mffiientv It's good to have teachers who 

What about the administration? Are 
they more out of touch than they need 
to be? 

Because of their position, they cannot 
beasin touch as the faculty are. It's just 
a fact of life, and they know it and accept 
it. They aren't there in the classroom. 
They don't dialogue with students. 

That's where you come in. What are 
you doing to advance student dia- 
logue with the administration? 
When I became president, the first thing 
I did was to establish a working relation- 
ship with Dr. Sahly. Matt Whitakerand 
I went down and we laid down guide- 
lines for complaints from students to 
administrators and vice versa. In the 
past, SAs haven't taken that initiative to 
go to the president and encourage dia- 

What are you doing now to effect 
future SA admins (rations? Where do 
you see SA three to five years from 

People laugh and say SA is just a"social 
organization." It has its place and it is 
important in providing quality social 

functions that students want to come to. 
Also, I think this year we have a mix of 
individuals in SA. Having people from 
various [social] groups expands SA a 
lot. We're reaching a lot of students. 
We're not just asocial club, we're some- 
one [students] can talk to. 

A key word in politics these days is 
"agenda." What agenda does the SA 
have for students this year? 

One area which I support is the SA 
Senate. I really have confidence in this 
year's senators. The senate is only as 
effective as the senators are, and I see 
some very active senators. There are 
certain things on campus that need to be 
dealt with, and I will fund senate efforts 
through my own development budget. 
Areas that affect student life could be 
enhanced like financed food services — 
which senator Greg Camp is already 
looking into. 

One thing I do want to encourage is 
the area of expanding the business and 
education departments. In the past there 
has been some debate on whether South- 
em should stay a college or become a 
university. I don't necessarily want to 
call Southern a university, but the busi- 
ness department needs to expand to in- 
clude a master's program. This affects 
the students. For instance, business stu- 
dents need 1 50 hours of college credit to 
sit for their CPA exam. You only need 
120 hours to get a degree, so basically 
business majors need an extra year of 
school. Students come here forfouryears 
and have to go elsewhere before they 
finish their CPA. I think academics 
should be evaluated and certain areas 
expanded because a lot of students can't 
get the requirements they need to go on. 

Senate assists 
Indonesian school 

■By Daniel Eppel 

A water pump break at the Bandung 

Hventist School in Indonesia has left 

gmer SC recruiter, Doug Martin, in a 

jgpancial bind. The incident took place 

^August. Martin paid $350 for the 

with his own $100 a month 


Jach student pays $75 a year for 

room, and board. "The school 

fry primitive," says Assistant to the 

tfdentofSC, K.R.Davis. 

formed by Davis, the senate voted 

;id Martin $500 as a reimburse- 

|te and to use for the school. Ac- 

the Chairman of the Senate, 

Whitaker, "The money was pro- 

_by the $4,500 senate project bud- 

" : voting took place October 1 1 , 

proposal was passed." 

Health Services looks 
for cheaper rates 

By Herby Dixon 

Changes are being made right and left 
as the Health Service Department not 
only moves to a new location, but also 
switches insurance companies. 

With the rates on coverage for unin- 
sured students going up every year, 
Health Services decided to look for a 
company that would offer the same ben- 
efits at a much lower rate. 

The new company being used to in- 
sure student now is the Mega Life and 
Health Insurance Company. "It offers 
students the same benefits at a much 
lowerrate," says Eleanor Hanson, Head 
Nurse of Health Services. 

With the new company policy, stu- 
dents can save the $35 doctor visitation 

charge by first seeing a nurse at Health 
Services. Expenses like this can add up 
to save the student quite a few dollars in 
the long run. 

The cost for a single student enrolled 
for more than six hours is $315 annu- 
ally. The fall semester only has a semes- 
ter fee of $119 if one wishes to buy 
insurance for a half year. The Health 
Service Department has a complete list 
of prices for married couples as well as 
prices for students with children. 

These prices are relatively cheaper 
than most companies and offer students 
a large variety of benefits while in school. 
Hanson says, "It is almost cheaper for 
the students to obtain insurance through 
the school than it is at home." 


"Oh, I can never remember his 

name — you know, he's our 


— Senior Krisi Clark, searching 

for the words "Bill Clinton. " 

"We want it done right." 
— Dr. JeanetteStepanske, 
explaining why she excluded 
males from a class activity. 

'The Chattanooga Times is a 
horrible paper. They don't even 
have Calvin & Hobbes." 
—A student in Brock Hall, just 
as Ron Smith, managing editor 
o/ toe Times, walked by. 

"So far I've gone to all three 
Democrats on campus, and 
they're not in." 
—Senior Democrat James 
Dittes, as he organized Chris- 
tians for Peace and Justice one 
evening last week. 

"It's Murphy's Law. The day 

your hair freaks out, you see 


— A Thatcher resident. 

"He likes me. He just has a 
funny way of showing it." 
—Another Thatcher resident. 

"Should we invest in dueling 
pistols and put them at the front 
desk for you to check out with 
your ID card?" 

— Dean of Men Stan Hobbs. in 
a worship talk about old-fash- 
ioned conflicts and how they 
were settled. 

"H.I.V. positive? Nowayl" 
— A Talge resident, as he 
opened his mail. (He was 

"Send in Gus." 

— Senior Jody Travis, referring 
to the Denver Broncos' need of 
a late 80-yard field goal. 

"Gus who?" 

—Senior Matt Whitaker, 
unfamiliar with Disney's famous 
field goal booting mule. 

"No. You get to be my age and 
you're mainly just numb." 
— Dr. David Smith.when asked 
if he was sore from the previous 
nights football game. (Smith 
was voted Southern's funniest 
teacher in a /-ecenf AccentPoll, 
and we expect to find him 
regularly in this column, but no 
pressure or anything.) 

Southern Accent 


October 22 

for the Commander's Soldiersl 

How President Clinton Kitted 18 Americans in Somalia 

By Dh. Jan Haluska, Vietwam-e 

-^ American draft-age men during Vietnam came in three 

O categories: Those Who Went, Those Who Refused, and 

Those Who Lucked Out. Most of the third group had high 

draft numbers and got past the issue, but the other two faced 

the choice and made it. 

Those Who Went (including undrufted women I became 
military personnel serving under Presidents Kennedy, 
Johnson, and Nixon during the long nightmare. 

Those Who Refused, well, refused. Of course not all 
burned draft cards, splashed blood on Selective Service 
records, urinated on flags, or made goodwill visits to Hanoi. 
Some demonstrated peacefully, while others just disap- 
peared for a while or played tricks to duck the draft. And 
almost all of them cited a decent reason. "The day our 
country is truly attacked I'll volunteer," they would say, 
'*but this war has nothing to do with our national interest. 
Count me out." 

Still, I remember the candor of a woman married to one 
of Those Who Refused. "Of course he avoided the draft," 
she said primly. "After all, he could have been killed." 

Right. But Those Who Went wanted to live too, even the 
ones who went back into the bush for second or third tours. 
They just believed in supporting a national effort ordered by 
the President. Fifty-eight thousand died for that belief. 
Others, maimed or whole, returned to be spat on, laughed at, 
and snubbed by many of Those Who Refused and their 
friends. Year after year. 

Decades later members of my generation on both sides 
still feel the pain and shame of thai awful lime. We have 
pretty much made peace with each other though, accepting 
the idea that the majority of us thought we were acting 
rightly, whatever we did. We've tried to go on from there. 

So now it's 1993, and our armed services have a new 
Commander in Chief. Ironically although not all his prede- 
cessors had military backgrounds, he is the first President in 
history to have actually Refused. ("Don't worry about it," a 

Clinton supporter told me this time last year "With the 
U.S.S.R. gone, it's strictly a peacetime Army. ) 

His background seemed like good news at first. A man so 
concerned with choosing just the right cause-if any-to 
die for would surely be sensitive about jcopardi/mg other 
people's lives. But last May, perhaps tired after a few 
weeks-dabbling in inlernationaldiplomacy.hetumedProst- 
dent Bush's mercy mission in Somalia into a shooting war 
almost on a whim. 

At least he appears unable to recall any particular reason 
for it now. True, violence had targeted other troops, but 
American soldiers remained fairly secure amid ongoing 
negotiations. Apparently he didn't think twice about it; 
nearly five months later he still hadn't bothered to form a 
policy on the subject. Only now, under popular pressure, 
does he wonder aloud whether a military response was 
worth the lives of his countrymen. "Oh well," he must have 
thought in May. "we probably won't lose more than a few. 
anyway." In the 1 960's, even one casualty would have been 
loo many if his name were Bill. 

That's nauseating in itself, but there's more. I remember 
one newscaster's saying in May that the Army "was dis- 
turbed" about Clinton's announcement that a Delta force 
would be capturing Aidid. "Disturbed" had to be a radical 

Units like the Deltas specialize in precise, sudden vio- 
lence. They are lightly armed. Without secrecy and pinpoint 
information, their chance of succe^ drops to ml, along with 
their life expectancy. So the rule is simple: give them firsl- 
c lass into] licence going in and keep quiet. Jimmy Carter sent 
troops to try and rescue the hostages without public disclo- 
sure beforehand. Ronald Reagan ordered raids into Grenada 
and Panama secretly, saying nothing. George Bush was 
silent about actions of the Mobile Desert Force, Special 
Forces, and SE ALs during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. 

But the present Commander really loves grandiose dis- 
closures. His military advisors must have been "disturbed," 
all right, to hear him proclaim that a Delta group was en 

route, and exactly what its mission was. Only s 
blinded by long-held contempt for American soldiers «L_ 
have blown a covert mission for a cheap thrill in rronifl 
microphone, and then continued the operation. 

Imagine how those soldiers must have felt. 

Any real inside source was neutralized since 
been warned by the President himself, so tricking the Dm 
into capturing those U.N personnel a few weeks laterwj 
too hard, even for a linplate thug. Made bold by thelautlJ 
that followed, the warlord planned some more surpriJ 
"regaining the initiative" as some British journalists pi 
a congratulatory letter to Mr. Aidid himself. He coulj 
have done it without help. The human result we 
and kicked across our television screens earlier tl 
in pictures like we haven't seen since the last d 
Vietnam War. 

Some say that the soldier who took Bill's plact 
east Asia has his name cut into a black marble will 
Washington. Still, joining Those Who Refused Hal 
beside the point. As Commander this time, he hasofllu 
edly betrayed Those Who Went at his own dirt 
eighteen men whose boots he couldn't bring himstlfl 

; run 

Bill has suddenly begun making grand speet lies atel 
risking our troops. It's an easy fix; his supporters* 
continue to hope in him, and his soldiers will j 
as silently and honorably as ever. He should be vetyl 
that the latter didn't inherit his brand of integrity. Fortf 
though, it will be a long four years. 

{Keep watching as things develop. This last week a 
can task force was stopped by a largely unarmedHM 
mob they didn't want to massacre. What Reagan kit 
quickly and cheaply in Grenada became impossibleitm 
because this President once again gave the large/split 
warning. . . .) 




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World News 

A Little 

Humiliated, weak, beaten, inadequate, helpless. I hate these words but 
cannot avoid the feelings they dictate when smiling Somalis beat and mock 
nj.S. servicemen and U.S. and U.N. leaders continue to manage a failed policy 
nor the region. 

I I hate the humiliation Somalis have heaped upon us. I am enraged. I am 
Lgry. I yell with the rest of America, "Get out! We shouldn't be there." 
| Then I stop. 

I My anger towards Somalis and frustration with U.N. policy changes into 
fengerover recent U.S. response at home. It's an outrage that people are turning 
She recent fiasco into a personal or political battle first and an appeal to help 
our forces and the region second. We should encourage getting out as soon as 
Possible but in the meantime support our troops and leaders. We are so fickle. 
Wego into Somalia because pictures of starving Somalis compel us to demand 
U.S. intervention. Then we cry for U.S. soldiers to get out because we see 
pictures of our troops tortured and killed. 

[ We bash President Clinton. It is George Bush who sent us into Mogadishu. 
Rfc bash Bush. It is Clinton who keeps us there. Instead of offering solutions 
we attack. Instead of responding rationally we react emotionally. Instead of 
supporting U.N. troops we forget them. 
This week I watched Congressman John Duncan, a Republican from 
:nnessee, accuse President Clinton of keeping forces in Somalia for his own 
m-the-job training." This week I heard friends recommend bombing 
Mogadishu to finish off our cocky nemesis. This week I felt the unabated anger 
f Americans towards the leaders of our country. 

Why can't we support our troops, encourage a more focused mission, and 

tack our leaders later? Why can't we feel the joy U.S. serviceman continue - 

"toexp^rrenceas they continue bringine medical treatment to innocent sick and 

!TSiirrl;YhV>" : " 

om idea's of charity to images or terror, from small misgivings in January 
ty big objections in October, events in Somalia stir our emotions. It's an 
ige that most of us have responded to recent events in Somalia with such 
BbIIous blame. 


carrying support troops to Haiti was 
unable to dock last week when a 
violent mob of civilians prohibited its 
safe landing. The effort was part of a 
U.N. plan to restore democratically 
elected President Jean-Bertrand 
Aristide to power. In response, the 
U.N. Security Council reactivated an 
arms and oil embargo on Haiti. 

GETTING OUT: In what appears to 
be the beginning of a policy to pull all 
US troops out of Mogadishu by March 
31, President Clinton announced 
Tuesday that 750 Army Rangers 
would leave Somalia immediately. 
This follows a visit to Somalia by 
newly appointed envoy Robert 
Oakley and the subsequent release 
of US prisoner Michael Durant. 

PEACE PRIZE: Last Friday, F.W. 
de Klerk and Nelson Mandela re- 
ceived the Nobel Peace Prize for 
working together to lead South Af- 
rica to racial equality. 

MORE CUTS: Last week the Clinton 
Administration announced plans to 
cutanadditional$15billion of spend- 
ing from the budget plan passed in 

TRAVEL TAXES: Debate contin- 
ues to rage over the passage of the 
North American Free Trade Agree- 
ment. As Clinton steps up lobbying 
efforts for its passage, debate has 
escalated over how to pay for an 
estimated initial $2.5 billion loss of 
revenue once NAFTA is passed. A 
Senate vote is expected November 

TRIAL VERDICTS: The jury in the 
Reginald Denny trial released its fi- 
nal verdict Wednesday, acquitting 
Damian Williams on charges of at- 
tempted murder. While Williams was 
convicted on smaller counts, thejury 
remained deadlocked over co-de- 
fendant Henry Watson's charges of 
assault. Reginald Denny was the 
white truck driver pulled from his 
truck and beaten during the Los 
Angeles Riots last year. 

A SWAP: Amidst continued fighting 
in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croat and 
Bosnian governments have agreed 
to exchange more than 6,000 pris- 
oners during the next several days. 
A permanent peace plan continues 
to elude the region. 

— Compiled by David Bryan. 

I Does the US have a 15% Always 
responsibility to give 77% sometimes 
aid to other countries? 8%Nwer 

Should the U.S. get involved in the affairs of strife-riddled countries? 

"Only if the U.S. has a national inter 
If it doesn't directly affect our lives 
shouldn't be there. We should take c 
of our own starving first." 

■'Yes. As a large, world power v 

should help smaller, weaker nath 

who suffer from tragedy." 

Dr. Joyce Azevedo 


"Often it would be well to stay out of 

other nations' affairs. We don't 

always understand their cultures and 

how best to solve their problems." 

Mrs. Debbie Higgins 


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Southern Accent 

October 22, 

This Little Light of Mine, Mine, Min« 

Some or you haven't been able to sleep at night because you feel badly forthe 
way Dr. Hanson has been treated by our city and school. 

OuTp'roteslor friend simply could not be happier with what has happened. All 
along.hehas desired one thing: attention. And, now. with his apparent bantshment 

from Camp Road, that iscsaclly what he is receiving. A lew days ago. Dr. Hanson 
a harmless eyesore on Camp Road. Today. 

was little more than a public 
he is a martyr. 
The silly thing is that no one a 

arc deluded, his attacks on Dr. S 

in idei iredb) Hosea,hes 

in His ideas about sugar and caffeine 
campus are unfair, and his threats arc 
it he might run naked up Camp Road. 



not him. Sc 
i Wcckciu 

Mo wi ihouldn'l lose sleep at night worrying about how we have treated Dr. 
Hanson. Out actions were pcrlcclly logical. But what about how we haven't treated 
him? Is a possible that Dr. Hanson is one of the "least of these" we're supposed 
to reach out 10 rather than push away? Could il be'' 

Dr. Hanson looks to the godly man Hosea for ideas. Maybe we should do the 
same Consider tins verse from Michael Card's Song of Comer. 
The famines* oj a father, the possum of a child. 
The tern/ernes* of a 'loving friend, an understanding smile. 
fee nevet known love like this before. Hosea. van re a fool 
Maybe Hosea's acceptance of an unfaithful wife is different than ouracceptance 
of an undesirable protestor. But, then again, why should love be any more selective 
than light? 



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I tutor's Note: While the City of Collegedale says the No Parking zone was simplv a resoonse to hint 

No Parking Zone I 

I read with considerable interest Dr. Sahly 's memo of 
7 October 1993 addressed to the SC campus in which 
he discussed the installation of "No Parking" signs 
along Camp Road opposite Wright Hall. Although the 
motive for the signs seemed clear enough, 1 was quite 
surprised that the administration so openly admitted 
that the express purpose of these signs had nothing to 
do with vehicular safety, but rather with an individual's 
opinions and his right to express them. 

1 find this troubling for a number of reasons. First of 
all, I m'c this as a first amendment issue. This is, so far 
as I can see (and the memo essentially admitted this), 
a local law passed solely to encourage a single indi- 
vidual to leave town. The administration will, of course, 
that they are not suppressing this person's right 
10 free expression, merely where he may exercise this 
ight. But is Camp Road the private property of South- 
;ollege? And is the Collegedale Police Depart- 
acting as a private security force in this instance, 
ig care" of real or potential "troublemakers?" 
Secondly, what does this action say about us as a 
:hurch body? This is, after all, a matter of religious 
ipinion as well, since this protester is taking issue with 
consistency of our health message (presumably a 
legitimate topic in an Adventist community and on the 
fcampus of an Adventist institution). Do provocative 
Isigns which question our commitment to a healthy 
lifestyle really cause us such embarrassment and inse- 
brity that we choose propriety and security over an 
ppen discussion of ideas that affect us as a church 

LKIly. what does this say about the learning environ- 
ed at Southern College? Is it consistent with our 
institutional philosophy to encourage only ideas and 
pinions that conform with majority opinion or that 
locally deemed socially and theologically 
:onect? I believe it does not speak well for ourcommu- 
lily if we feel so threatened by someone who preaches 
igainst junk food that we need to pass laws intended to 
tanish him. The result will be students 

No Parking Zone II 

appalled by the college's part in the "No Parking 
Zone" campaign. Although I do not agree with every- 
thing the roadside activist says, he is entitled to his 
opinion. Placing "No Parking" signs along the road in 
front of the college is a mild way of telling him to "shut 
up"— and in my opinion infringing on his freedom of 
speech. But he isn't violent. And no one can make me 
believe that he is a road hazard. Traffic jams? Right! 
Assembly processions are more of a traffic problem than 
one man and one car on the roadside. 

Has anyone asked Mr. McKee how he feels about 
making "junk food?" There is no denying that Little 
Debbie's are not exactly healthy. Is it not also true that if 
Americans did not eat as much sugar as they do (not just 
Little Debbie's) that U.S. health-care costs would de- 

The "No Parking" signs should be removed. I under- 
stand that the protesting may appear threatening to 
Southern's reputation, but is it? Students are witnesses 
and representatives of the high quality education re- 
ceived on this campus. One protester can not defile the 
reputation of our school. (Unless, of course, Southern's 
administrative reactions are in themselves embarrassing 
and unwarranted, i.e. being involved in the sudden place- 
ment of "No Parking" signs.) If the college can't with- 
stand one protester . . . well. 

I am not attacking McKee Baking Company. I am not 
attacking Southern College; I am proud of my school. I 
am merely saying that in my opinion: if McKee has the 
right to produce "junk food" and I have the right to eat or 
not to eat "junk food," then the roadside activist has the 
right to protest "junk food"— minus the "No Parking 

— Tanya Cochran 

No Parking Zone III 

•duration that i 

parochial in the v 

vinu j 

Dr. Mark Peach 
Professor of History 

What was Dr. Hanson's 
main concern? 

54% Health 
12% Apostasy 
34% Other 

Recent events on this campus have spurred me to 
engage in a favorite cognitive activity of mine: 
asking questions. But first, some background. ... A 
few mornings ago, while taking my children to 
school, my son suddenly exclaimed, "Did you see 
that, Mom? There are Hitler's signs on that car!" 
'That car' referred to the one used by Deone Hanson 
in the on-going protest that he has carried out on 
lower Camp Road. 

We seem to have come a long way, before and 
since my son's exclamation ... an old man, an old 
car, home-made signs, to some an eyesore, a mind 
sore, a heart sore, day after day for several months. 
Then, swastikas, no man, no car, no signs. BUT 
enter a No Parking Zone and MY questions: 

1. What rights does Deone Hanson have to protest 
here on Camp Road? 

2. What rights do we have (college and community) 
regarding Hanson 's dissent and the manner in which 
it was/is carried out? 

3. Ah dissent! WHAT is dissent? Do Seventh-day 
Adventist Christians have a right to dissent? Do SC 
students, faculty, staff, and administration have that 

4. How do we deal with the rights (?) of others to 
dissent when that dissent moves into ourbackyards, 
front lawns, classrooms, churches, and homes? 

5. First Amendment rights, Human rights, Civil 
rights, Individual rights — what have all these to do 
with our Christianity: "CHRIST IN YOU, THE 

6. So Deone Hanson is gone today. What about 

7. Should we even address such questions? 
Tell me. 

— Ruth Williams-Morris, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor of Psychology 





Th is week's best and worst on campus 


• Long weekends 

• Wednesday's pasta bar 

• The Accent's first color issue* 


'This whole parking fiasco 
•The Gym Masters' destiny 

• Closed game room in Student Center 

We do not select these, Big K does. 

Physics Corrections 

Due to a lack of opportunity to check the 
there exist some errors in "Hefferlin speaks in Russia," 
on page 3 of the October 7 issue. 

1) Southern Students are definitely involved in the 
research; in fact, their contributions are indispensable. 
Without the work of Rick Cavanaugh ( 1 993 physics 
graduate). Chris Carlson (senior physics major), and 
Jason Wohlers (freshman physics major), insights and 
discoveries being made now would not be possible. 
2) The main purpose of the research is to get more ideas 
on Periodic Systems of Molecules (and 
the chart of the elements). 

Periodic Systems i 
4) General Physic: 
ics are among the t 
teach in the Physic 

l the subject of Molecular 

and Advanced Quantum Mechan 
ourses which I and my colleagues 
j Department. 

—Dr. Ray Hefferlin, Professor of Physic 

. Thank you for clearing them up. 

Gym Masters Music Saddens 

When I first saw the GymMasters perform I was 
awestruck! What a tremendous way to reach people 
of all ages— such energy, such order, such a beau- 
tiful grand finale! But I was saddened by the type of 
music used. It seemed so out-of- character for a 
Christian college. "But it's to reach the youth," 
some say. Others say, "At what point do we tell the 
performers, as well as the listeners, that this isn't 
really Christian music, it does not really reflect 
Christ's image." 

God has blessed this church with such tremen- 
dous talents. Surely there is someone who could 
compose beautiful, rousing music to go along with 
the choreography that would set the GymMasters 
apart as truly Christian — all the way through. Per- 
haps this could be a subject of prayer. 

Thank you, faculty and students, for letting the 
Lord lead you in this path of evangelism! 

— Juanita I lamil. College Press art department 

Southern Accent 

October 22, ^Q9j I 


From Saudi to Southern 

A 'Desert Storm' points Tony Barkley to God 

"I had 

j where to go. Il was street or army. I \ 

This is how Tony Barkley, a high school dropout 
with a drug and alcohol addiction, ended up in Desert 

"It was in Saudi Arabia where 1 really started think- 
ing about Christianity," reflects Barkley. "Maybe be- 
cause of all the death." 

Barkley was in the 705th Military Police Corp, 
under the 800 MP Brigade. 30 miles from the front 

"Our job was operating an Enemy Prisoner of War 
Facility, called West Camp. When the new [Iraqi) 
prisoners came in we searched them, ran Ihem through 
medical, look their clothes and bumed them. They 

"I had no choice but to 
examine the world 
around me" 

were covered with bugs. 

After being sprayed down with "de-licing" powder, 
the Iraqis were given new clothes, showers, a bag with 
hygiene supplies, bedding, and a tent. 

"We made it very comfortable for them. They al- 
ways has hot food, even if we didn't." 

Thirty-thousand Iraqi prisoners went through the 
camp. When the camps got too crowded they were sent 
back. Most did not want to go. "They knew they would 
be executed by Saddam, who watched his army surren- 

derto soldiers holdingcameras on CNN." 

"My main realization," stresses 
Barkley, "was that they are just normal 
people— like us— only with a different 

Desert Storm ended and Barkley re- 
turned to Florida. There he helped the 
National Guard with the relief effort for 
hurrican Andrew. Again, death and de- 
struction everywhere. 

"I had no choice but to examine the 
world around me," he says. "I wanted an 

That's when he met Larry, an Adven- 
tist in his unit. "1 noticed something 
different about him right away. Hedidn't 
drink, smoke, or swear. He didn't even 
eat meat. This dude was whacked.' Oth- 
ers said to stay away from him; that he 
was weird. But these same guys drank 
and acted like I did in the bars, so I 
prayed. I really prayed. When I looked 
in the bible, 1 found exactly what he was 
saying to be true." 

After a month in Homestead, Fla.„ Barkley returned 
home. But the pressures there to renew his drug habit 
were too strong. He knew he had to leave. 

"A voice, I swear it was like an actual voice, said to 
me, 'Fort Lauderdale.' I couldn't get it out of my 

"I ended up alone in a hotel room, with all my 
belongings, down on my knees, saying, 'Here I am, 
now what?'" 

He found a job. Now to find a church. He looked in 
the yellow pages under "church," found the Fort Lau- 
derdale Seventh-day Adventist Church highlighted, 
and called. "It happened to be Wednesday night and 

they were having prayer meeting, so I went." Wfia| 
left he couldn't wait to go back. 

"After that it was work, read the Bible, g 
Then I decided to be a pastor." 

Through scholarships and various gran tsyE 
freshman religion major, was able to attend Souih| 
this year. "The Lord made it clear this was \ 
supposed to go." 

"I have a God given talent to tell my thoughts! 
convey a message very well. All the things inmyliW 
drugs, military, death — said there is a reason yofl 
gone through this. Now use it for Me." 

Glass premieres American concerto in Austria 

By James Johnson 

To play with an European orchestra is 
very unusual for an American musician. To 
play the premiere of an American-com- 
posed organ concerto with the Orchestra of 
Vienna in St. Stephen's Cathedral 
(Stephensdom), the largest Cathedral in 
Austria, deserves serious recognition. 

Judy Glass, organ professor for Southern 
college, was able to do both of these re- 
cently, as she was one of three organists 
from around the world chosen to play one of 
the concertos. She played a piece by the 
American composer, Horatio Parker, called 
Concern for Organ and Orclwslra. It was 
the first time the piece was played in Aus- 
tria, and "probably the first time it was ever 
performed in Europe," according to Mrs. 

Olherpieccs performed included one from 
an Austrian composer, and another from the 
German composer, Rheinberger whom 
Horatio Parkcrhad studied under in Europe 
Each piece was played by an organist from 

the same country as the composer. 

It was not the first time Mrs. Glass I 
been to Austria. From 1971-1973, *| 
tended the Vienna Academy of Musics 
Anton Heiller, a renowned European nl 
cian, and studied improvisatic 
Planyavsky, the conductor of the OrclBi 
of Vienna. 

"Vienna is sort of in a time 
Mrs. Glass. "It's amazing to go backal»l 
that the shops still have the same shopSJ 
ers. The hours the shops are open are si 
same. They open at 9:00 in the momilj 
closed from 12.00 to 2:00 p.m.. and *§ 
6:00, and that's it. They have no late" 
ping like America." 

Mrs. Glass had previously play»°| 
Horatio Parkercomposition with So""^ 
orchestra in 1 990, making her famih*| 
the piece. It helpc4 her to prepare " 
September 17 concert in which Plan^J 
increased the tempo of the last move!" 
was Glass' first appearance i 
symphonic orchestra. 

October^, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Dealing With the Shock 

By Alyssa McCurdy 

Anoiher time and place has been on my mind lately. I go back to a time when 
children's laughter echoed through the halls and brown faces eagerly anticipated 
[what the school day would hold; a time when the ocean was my backyard, and 

e sound of rain was rare and special. 

All returning Student Missionaries and Task Force Workers are going through 

ime form of Reverse Culture Shock: Whether it is sitting in Church and 

Realizing that the hose you haven't worn in 10 months is sticking to your legs or 

rning to tie that tie, or just missing the land in which you spent the last year 

Idi yuu life. All returned missionaries have an aching loneliness that they are 
looking to ease. What is it like to return to such a large campus with so many 
people on the Promenade? What is it like to be the student again and not the 
Sitting in my class the other day, I suddenly realized that I was just like every 
other person in that room. I the teacher of 31 children, but one of 1 13 students 
in a college class! Although I was a year older mentally, physically, and 
spiritually, I was back in the same position 1 was a year ago! 
__ , As 1 walked out of my class, the vastness of our campus and the technology we 
nave overwhelmed me. 1 looked at the many faces I saw as I walked from Brock 
Hall to Summerour. Over half of the people I passed seemed to be cramming for 
Bieir next class, while the remaining seemed to be daydreaming of another time 
and another place. 
At the end of the day, I drove down to Chattanooga and realized that the 
1 1 1 Khighway was wider than Majuro in most places! The big cars and trucks would 
[be much too large for the roads in the Marshall Islands. 

So, how do returning Student Missionaries deal with Reverse Culture Shock? 

JHow do they stop daydreaming of the good old SM days? Well, only time will 

re the materialistic shock that SMs feel. The awareness to know that God gave 

this land and to be thankful is important in the BIG PICTURE of how we can 

jEurtherGod's work in this land! How can we help those who don't have as much? 

How can we ever be better people when we always want more for ourselves? 

^oday,, let's. .stop and give! ,. 

Loneliness can be a problem if remembering too hard. We can only have what 

tangible! If Majuro, Korea, or Finland is not there for us to have, we will be 

lonely for them ! What do we have that is tangible? Friends. They are all around 

re in the United States, and by seeking out friends we will not only see 

[leyond our own loneliness, but that of others. 

As for daydreaming of that place where you once lived, keep searching! God 

we us the memories to treasure and if you daydream about that home you used 

have by the sea, the brown faces, or the hot sunny days of a third world 

wntry — dream on! God wants us to remember and pray for the land we still 

Jove! The sooner we go and teach all nations, the sooner He comes! 


Thailand: "The Land of Smiles" 

ow interested are you in 
n« a student missionary? 


Greetings from Bangkok, Thailand! I love Thailand so much that home is 
the farthest thing from my mind. The water isn't safe to drink, some of the 
food isn't safe to eat, the air's not safe to breathe — and I love it! I love 
teaching. I teach six hours a day, do lesson plans, vespers, plan socials, 
and try to live a life. During the first class I taught, my students sat for an hour 
and just stared at me. Teaching about God is a lot harder than I thought. 
Only through God's grace have I been able to answer their questions. I miss 
everyone. Keep us in your prayers. 
— Jeannie Sanpakit, English and Bible Teacher, Bangkok SDA School 

Buddhist (95%), Muslim (4%), 

FITTING IN: Jeannie Sanpakit 
(center) takes an afternoon to see 
the sights with two of her students. 


"On my twenty-first birthday, I was 
thrown into the ocean-naked." 
— Jon Fisher, Evangelistic Singer 
Thailand 1991-92 

"Jon, Dan and I fell into a sewer." 
— Sam Greer, Evangelistic Singer 
Thailand 1991-1992 

"On Christmas night, a Bible student 
of mine prayed his first prayer to 
God. He thanked Him and us for 
caring for his sick father." 
— Katlyn Homey, English Teacher 
Thailand 1991-92 

"During a tropical rainstorm, I 
trudged through a terrace of rice 
patties. When I returned to my 
hut, I discovered that there were 
leeches all over my body." 
— Steve Nyfrady, ADRA Nurse 
Thailand 1991-92 

"One weekend, the whole school 
went to Pattaya Beach for a Bible 
retreat. We all worshipped and 
shared God's love." 
— Sharron Watson, English 
Thailand 1991-92 

"Feeling like Goliath in 


— Richard Lockridge 

Refugee Camp Worker 

Thailand 1991-93 

""Is this a window or a door,' I 
a land of would ask my students. 

'Yes,' they would answer." 
— Shannon Pittman, English 
Thailand 1991-92 

Elsewhere . . . 


I am working with Adventist World 
, i«£dio, Latin America....l live with the 
■elation manager's family here on the 
ffis en, ' st University campus.... For 
ilfe past few weeks, I have done a bit 
'ipjltraveling. I spend my days in a 
"tie town called Cahuita...Weare in 
•tfe middle of completing the installa- 
J|? r i of a transmitter site there. 
■There's quite a bit of wildlife here. : 
W$ seen monkeys, lizards, huge 
'frogs.colorful birds, and plenty of 
wPgs. I am still waiting to see my first 
*'ligator. I'll let you know... 
Clifton Brooks 
Iventist World Radio 


I am now in Woja, a small island 200 
miles west of Majuro.... We traveled 
here on a copra boat. Itwascrowded 
with people and had one disgusting 
bathroom. It took us five days. ...The 
island is nice. It has beautiful 
beaches.. ..Adam and I were spear 
fishing and spotted a five foot white 
tip shark six feet away from me: we 
got out fast....l am building a new 
kitchen for our principal. Mr. Lane....l 
like it here and am really trying to 
grow closer to God.... 
-^leff Fisher 
Construction Worker 


Teaching here is very much a chal- 
lenge. My P.E. classes are the most 
frustrating. All thatthe students want 
to do is play volleyball.. ..Sometimes 
I feel silly doing jumping jacks alone 
in class while they sit on the ground 
and stare at me.... A little boy named 
Walton lives across from the school 
and I just love him — I want to bring 
him to the States with me.. ..I've been 
snorkeling five times and got crushed 
by the breakers a few times — the 
waves are huge! The Lord is working 
in many, mighty ways here.... 
— Shawnda Friesen, 
P.E., Science Teacher 

Next Month 

'The Pearl of 
the Pacific" 

Southern Accent 

October 22, 1993 


I always haled watching sports with my little nephew. Freddy. He was 
constantly asking questions. "What's this, Steve? Why d,d they do that. 
Sieve'-" I would get so mad at him that I'd lie to him. I told him that spitting 
made baseball players better. His mom hasn'l forgiven me ye, for his slobber- 
ins problem, and I refuse to walk barefoot in their house. I kind of feel bad, so 
as an act of penance, I'm having mis Accent issue sent to him, containing this 
fact-packed editorial, courtesy of Uncle Steve. 

Freddy, here's the basics. Scoring. It's a peculiar thing. Usually, one wants 
his score to be as high as possible, while keeping his opponent's score a low 
as possible. But in golf, one wants the opposite: low score for himself, high 
score for the opponent. So when playing golf, the better you hit the ball, the 
lower your score will be. 

In baseball, though, if you hitthe ball well, your score will be higher, and you 
happier. But that is only one of the many differences between baseball and golf. 
Baseball fans will claw and scratch each other for a ball that is hit into the 
crowd. Upon getting the stray ball, a baseball fan will jump up and down, 
spilling his beer, while TV cameras zoom in on him and his friends. In golf, if 
someone grabbed a ball that was hit toward him and began jumping up and 
down screaming while holding up the ball, well, things wouldn't go so well for 

More baseball? An "out" can be good or bad. An out is good for baseball's 
defense and bad for the offense, unless the ball is out, and not the batter. Then, 
"out," as in "out of the park" is a boon to the batting team, and is a bad thing 
for the team in the field. 

A pitcher strikes a batter out, but a batter gets stmck out. So whether or not 
a strike is good depends on the tense of the verb. Unless you are bowling, in 
which a strike is always good. In fact, three bowling strikes in a row are 
collectively called a turkey. So in bowling "turkey" is good, but only when the 
term refers to what the bowler has done. Not when aimed at the bowler himself. 

Freddy, you've still got a lot to learn. What's here just scratches the surface. 
(Scratching in billiards? Bad. Scratching in baseball? Just plain gross.) But, 
Freddy, knowing tins stuff will sfnd you on your way to the NBC 
ton.' booth. 1 promise. 

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Flagball season is nearly over. The 
win/loss numbers might not be what all 
of the teams were looking for a few 
weeks ago.buteven those finishing with 
a serious win deficit are looking forward 
to this year's tournament. 

"It's a chance to prove that we are 
better than our numbers show," said 
team captain Mark Mastrapa. Oppo- 
nents have*ftrund his-team to be vulner- 
able late in games, leaving them winless 
thus far. 

This year'stoumament will occurover 
three days: Tuesday- Thursday, Novem- 
ber 2-4. The participants will include 
thenine men's A-league teams. A single 
elimination format puts teams in a do- 

and presents a g«l 
opportunity for an upset. 

The football tournament is n 
on the scale of the Ail-Night Sofia 
tournament, but Coach Steve Jafl 
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off to teammate Julie Basaraba (maybe not the best choice) 3)Toss the ball aside and go play badminton in the gymnasium 

HORSELESS HANDSMAN: Only Dana Kobosky and the 231 Sign are identifiable in women's 
flagball action last Tuesday evening. 

ike it or not, Monday night is badminton night 

Volleyball's next 

Football season isn't over yetf, 
but preparations are already 
underway for volleyball. Sign- 
up sheets are waiting to be filled 
at the gym, with the deadline 
for participants being Monday, 
October 25. 

The activity in the gym has 
increased as people prepare 
for what has recently become a 
favorite sports season on cam- 
pus. As volleyball has gained 
popularity, the level of play at 
Southern has picked up. There 
will be at least two leagues, 
allowing everyone that wishes 
to participate to play. 

Co-ed teams will be chosen 
from the people that show up 
to show off their talent Mon- 
day, November 1, at 5:00 p.m., 
during tryouts. 

Iv Steve Gensoun 

1 dug my badminton racket out of the 
"nk room in Talge Hall last week. I 
Wu ng it through the air a couple of 
m «, listening to the air swish satisfy- 
igly through the strings. This was the 
■roe raquet that I used as a guitar when 
I strummed and lip-synced 
: °ng with David Cassidy on "Partridge 
•mUy" reruns. 

Jut 'I get to use it now on Monday 
its, when use oflhe gym is restricted 
badminton fans alone. Many basket- 

ball and volleyball players are wonder- 
ing how the game got out of families' 
backyards and onto their courts. The 
disgruntled guys look longingly through 
the doorways at the nearly empty floor, 
and wish for the "good oLdaysl* olopen 
access to the gym. Badminton activity 
should pick up soon, though, and Coach 
Jaecks says that "once badminton classes 
start up, Boom! the gym will fill up." 

The P.E. department is experimenting 
this year with a schedule of activities in 
order to give everyone an equal oppor- 
tunity to use the facilities. 

Even though there have been com- 
plaints, restricting the gymnasium to 
certain activities each night has its ad- 
vantages. The schedule gives people a 
chance to do things that would normally 
bepushed.out of -the way-by basketball 
or volleyball games. Ladies can use the 
gym on Tuesday nights unmolested. 
Basketball players don't have to worry 
about being clotheslined by a badmin- 
ton net strung up across center court on 
Mondays, because they can't play bas- 
ketball that night. 

If you are in position to take advan- 

tage of this schedule, the P.E. depart- 
ment encourages you to do so. Some 
people have complained that the sparse 
participation on the part of ladies and 
badminton players doesn't warrant the 
exclusive rights to the gymnasium in the 
evenings. "The scheduling is certainly 
open to discussion, and there is some 
consideration for change," said Coach 
Jaecks. More participation can keep 
things the way they are. 

Until some changes are made, how- 
ever, polish upon those badminton skills. 

Southern Accent 

October 22, 1993 I 



Religion Editor 

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author andperfecter of our faith, who for 
the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at 
the right hand of God." Heb. 12:2 (NIV) 

"Jesus is coming!" the preacher exclaimed loudly. 

"Yeah . . . whatever," the guy next to me mumbled as he put his arm around 
his girlfriend. "Here we go again. Another one of those "look at all the trouble 
in the world— you'd between be ready "cause Jesus is coming any day now 
sermons— nothing I haven't heard already. So, what are we going to do tonight, 
hon?"The rest of the sermon was lost in plans of eating at Grady 's and watching 

1 turned my gaze over a couple of aisles until I spotted another guy, quite 
different from the one next to me. He was leaning forward with an open Bible 
in one hand, listening intently to the preacher's every word, he would nod his 
head or respond to something important the preacher would say with a hearty 

1 wondered to myself, Why are these two guys so different? They both go to 
a Christian school, take required religion classes, and both have probably grown 
up in Seventh-day Advcntist homes. What makes their attitudes so vastly 

Then it hit me. I have a best friend who lives in California. She is coming back 
to school here in January. Naturally, if you were to ask me about it, you would 
probably have to tell nie to shut up before 1 talked your ear off with stories about 
my friend, if you talked to any one of her many friends, you would get a similar 
response. Once you get to know my friend, you can' t help but like her. But if you 
were to ask people on ihe street if they were excited that my friend was coming, 
iliev would figure you h;id missed your Medication thai morning and humor you 
with ".Yeah, sure I am," before they walked away shaking their head. 

It's so simple, yet how often we make it so confusing. The assurance of 
salvation conies 1'rom knowing the Savior. There is no way we can honoth say 
that we axe saved if we don't care about getting to know Jesus. The joy of Heaven 
is a Person, nol just a bunch of material things that we strive for so futile !\ here 
on earth. Remember, we don't live the Christian life in order to be saved. We 
live it because we are saved! Encourage each other to hold on to Christ, to spend 
quite lime alone with Him. We are all in the same boat — Pre-med, Business, 
Religion. Nursing and any other major. In the words of Dr. Blanco, the only way 
we can have assurance is when we "quit our naval-gazing and look to Christ." 
Good advice, huh? So. what are you and I going to do about it? 

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It is one of those typical Collegedale 
Saturday afternoons. Inviting sun, play- 
ful clouds, and a faint breeze elevates 
my mood as I stroll up to the Student 
Center. I am headed to check the Call- 
Book Fair going on at this moment. 

Twoflagsfromexotic countries, don't 
know which, border the entrance. As I 
enter, a guy who resembles a Thai in 
dress, but not color, greets me in a 
foreign dialect. 

I don't recognize the Student Center. 
On my right in a comer there are palm 
trees and an ocean, well, at least shells 
and pictures of an ocean. 

An enthusiastic girl in a wrap-a-round 
tells about how she "wouldn't change 
last year for anything." She must be one 
of those returned Student Missionaries. 

Next to this island paradise is a Ko- 
rean booth and in another comer a 
Marshall Island representative. 1 see 
bits and pieces of different cultures all 

People are gathered around the tables! 
in the Student Center lobby. I squeeal 
through one group for a better look, Tvv3l 
students are flipping pages in a thick bluj 
book, "the Call-Book," I am toll 
' When my tum comes, I notice that thisl 
book has student missionary calls froml 
General Conference Divisions 
the world. 

As I am looking through it, I notice J 
call for an Assistant Girl's Dean to Fin-I 
land — my mother's homeland. My hand! 
keeps turning the pages, but my minj| 
stays on that Finland call. 

I think I might want to go . . . 

I do want to go . . . 

I can't wait for this year to be o 
can go . . . 

A beaming lady, Sherrie Norton's hiB 
name, hands me an application. 

The Call Book Fair will be held lliM 
Saturday from 2-5 p.m. in the SiudQ 

Destiny supplemented Bietz's 
sketches during Ihe morning and evening me 
ings. The visit also gave Bietz ihe chance to s 
his newly married daughier and physical thera 

ie Vespers program Chrisl 

CONCERT: Michael Card and Fnendi v. 
al ihe Tivoli Oct. 29 during 'The Acoustic! 
Tickets are $10 lor general admission, S 
groups ol 10 or more. Tickets can be 

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because ot their Faith in Christ.— SI 

LESS THAN HALF: Protestants, 

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American population. They make i 

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1- You have decided lo spend an afternoon al Six Rags, and your friend suggests ..... ,—. 
one of Ihebig roller coasters. However, gazing up al the machine, you remark: "I couldnevmi 
on such a venigmous roller coaster." 
Vertiginous means: A) horizontal morion B) revolving, producing dizziness C) en. 

2. A schismatic person confronts you at Hemming Plaza and tells you that Soulhen 
students, by watching Invasion of ihe Body Snolchers (Classic Film Series, April 10. 1 
practicing necromancy. 

Necromancy means: A) a systematic reconciliation with Roman Catholicism B) comraul* 
ton with the dead C) an obsession with necrology 

3. A Lapidary would not have a lot of business in Hemming Plaza . 

in hind rf™""' 1 A> * PerS °" Wh ° CUIS ™ d '"&'■"* f">™ 60ms B) a person who s 
■made cigarettes C) a person who specializes in New Age literature 

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Southern Accent 


\q & A with 


Indy Nash talks with one of Christian 
Music's leading artists 

> years ago you came to the Tivoli, and Southern 
tunted for a pretty good portion of your audience. 

ftiey did. I can remember that well. 

is the Acoustic Tour. Is this mostly music from "The 
[Iford," your latest album? 
i. It's kind of nice. Usually, we're plugging our latest 
bcord. but we will be playing songs from every record. 
* much time do you spend touring each year? 
itig and Fall. Normally 80 concerts a year, 
isl domestic? 

< to England and Ireland every year. 1 've done that 
eight years, 
ind your family goes with you? 
3, they don't. My children are all pretty small. One will be 
n May, then we have a 1 0-month old, a four-year-old. 

e the children's albums, I guess. 
Right. That's exactly where those came from, 
e they gone over pretty well? 
first one was the highest-selling one I ever did. 
Maybe you could play that for our freshmen here on 

|eah, right. 

In>ouressay,"God'sSpecial Gifts," you talk about your 

college days at Western Kentucky and how you chose a 

music career. Were you studying religion at the time? 
|8p. 1 was doing Biblical Studies. 

Had you planned on doing music at that point? 
Ujjp. I wanted to teach Bible at a secular university. 

Young musicians must look for chances to talk with you 
Hh learn from you. 

" e II. ! lIiltisIi those limes, when people, for the right 

reasons, want to talk. In fact, I built a retreat center that 

itopetuliy will encourage people like that. 
Dvat church are you affiliated with? 

Igo to Christ Community Church in Franklin, Tennessee. 

All the members of my group are members of that church. 
s fr'-'^Htenan, but our stance in the community is non- 

... He keeps 

Christ foremost in 

his music. He also 

keeps the Sabbath. 

Michael Card's 

"Acoustic Tour" 

brings him to 

Chattanooga Oct. 29. 

Look for him at 

the Tivoli. He'll be 

wearing an SC 

sweatshirt. . . . 

figure in your music, sometimes even a woman, such as 
Gomer or the prostitute in "Forgiving Eyes." 

I just think that's how we're supposed to read the Bible. The 
way Jesus' parables work is identification. You are the 
Good Samaritan, you are the person who's beaten up, oryou 
are the Levite. The Bible as a whole is sort of a parable. 
When you read about Jacob wrestling with the angel, you 
think, Hey, I've wrestled with things before. Or, I read about 
Gomer, and I realize that God loves me even though I'm a 
pretty rotten person. 

What character that you've portrayed has affected you 
the most? Was it Job? 

Forme, it's probably Jacob(from"AsleepOn Holy Ground"). 
There's more depth to the character of Jacob than anybody. 
I think about Jacob a lot, and I think I identify with him. He's 
of course the scoundrel of scoundrels in the Old Testament. 
But, even though he was such a schmuk, God still used him. 
And who can understand the mystery of that? It's the 
weakest people that God uses. 

Christian musicians, such as Michael W. Smith and 
Amy Grant, sometimes get criticized for trying to go 
mainstream — you know, Top 40 music. I assume you 
probably know these guys. What's your feeling? 
For someone to want to excel in secular music, I have no 
problem with that. The original myth that gave everyone a 
problem— and I think people were trying to say this in 
defense of them — was the mentality that they were doing 
this to reach a larger audience with the Gospel. I was very 
uncomfortable with that, because I've never seen it work- 
But I think it's great for young people to anchor into people 
like Michael and Amy and realize that they don't have to 
become geeks to be Christians. (Laughing) At least not total 

What kind of music do you listen to? 
I don't really listen to much Christian music. I listen to a lot 
of folk music and a lot of Irish music. I grew up with Peter, 
Paul, and Mary and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, so that's what 

r passion and whom do you target with your 

Hvral songs for little kids to go to sleep to and old people 

to listen to. The passion, the basis of it all, is that something 
■feordinary has happened to me. What we must do as 

fustians— whether we're preachers or plumbers — is re- 
■flpd to this thing that is happening to us, this relationship 
■V chaplain here, Ken Rogers, describes you as a 
BMBJnking man's contemporary Christian artist" 

* e ". I'll take anything nice anybody says about me. I do 
■Dp that my music helps other people to start thinking. 
■H" do vou write first— your words or your music? 

WBP often, the words come first, because the music is 
■Bndary. What I do is all based on words. I'm a words- 

""•ice that you often take on the character of a Biblical 

What instruments do you play? 

Mainly guitar and piano. 

What's your favorite album so far? Do you have one? 
It's always the last one. I don't think any artist can let 
themselves believe it's the one before the last. 
Certainly Scandalon was a popular album. 
I think that album had a pretty big affect on people. 
Do you have a new album coming out soon? 
There's a ten-year retrospective thing they're putting to- 
gether. We're going to re-record five or six songs and write 
one new song. The album will have about 15 songs. 
Just to bring home a question, I'm wondering what 
contact you've had with Seventh-day Adventists in the 
past and your impression of them. 
I've done concerts at SDA colleges and I've enjoyed them. 
It's been some time since then. Theologically, I have no 
problems. I think the Sabbath aspect is infallible. The 
argument that none of the other 10 Commandments have 
changed so that one hasn't changed— I think that's a pretty 

water-tight argument. 

You say that it's a "water-tight" argument. Do you do 
anything beyond that? 

Well, my wife and I keep the Sabbath (Saturday). We're 
Sabbath-keepers. We don't go anyplace. We do observe 
Sunday as the Lord's Day, which is a church tradition. But 
we're definitely Sabbath keepers. 
So you're Sabbath-keeping Presbyterians? 
Right I think one of the biggest problems with SDAs is that 
they haven't done such a good job of letting people know 
what they do believe. There's such misinformation about 
Adventists. People ask, "Are they like Mormons or what?" 
and I about fall down. It's unbelievable. 
Vegetarianism, we can't do anything on Saturdays, and 
we don't go to movies. 

Yeah, and I questioned the vegetarian thing until someone 
explained to me that it was just a health thing. 
So you're telling me you keep the Sabbath from sun- 
down Friday to sundown Saturday. 
Yes. We honor the Sabbath as a rest day. I actually think a 
combination of the two is what works. For us, Sunday was 
never a day of rest, especially if you have kids. 
And if you like football. 

Well, no, I don't like football. But if Sunday was our 
Sabbath, you don't get any rest on Sunday, because you get 
all the kids together, you run to church in the morning, then 
you come back- — we 're exhausted! My background's in Old 
Testament, and it wasn't until the combination of it dawned 
on me six years ago that we realized we wanted to do both. 
Have you ever considered going to church on Saturday? 
No, because for me, it would change the quality of what I've 
found observing ihe yihnnih ine w.iy we've done it. Wcget 
somuchoutot'th.ii Sainru.i> rest. People know not to bother 
us. We rest. 

Is this something that you talk about? 
Yes. A couple of albums ago, I talked about simplicity. 
When people asked how 10 make their lives simple, one of 
the first things I talked about is the Biblical keeping of the 

The other half of our name, Adventist, concerns a literal 
Second Coming. Do you agree with this belief? 
Yes. One of the basic things Jesus lets us know is that when 
He returns, everybody's going to know. 
Just to be fair, is there any thin gwith SDAs that you don't 
agree with theologically. 

Not that I know of. The only thing I ever had a problem with 
was the vegetarianism, and when it was explained to me that 
it was [just for health reasons], then I said, "Hey, fine." 
Your concert next week is a benefit for the Community 
Kitchen. How often do you benefits? 
There's a certain percentage of our concerts that we do for 
crisis pregnancy or homeless or feeding ministries. 
Our chaplain told me to tell you that we do have a 
sweatshirt for you, and if you'd like — 
Oh. cool! If you bring the sweatshirt by, I'll wear it in the 
concert. If it's a cool sweatshirt. Now if it's a geeky 
sweatshirt. I don't know. But if it's cool, I'll wear it. 

A taste of 

China in 


China Palace II: 


Southern Accent 


My Favorite Moment 

By Vinita Sauder 

October 22 

(five spoons possible) 

Like the Pickle Banell. the China Palace II appears very plain 
and simple. But, the atmosphere inside is much mote than 
ordinary. The lighting is dim, and soft music plays overhead (an 
excellent place for a quiet evening with someone special). 

The menu has a wide variety of items to choose from, ranging 
from egg-drop soup, to baked duckling. The options for the 
vegetarian are numerous. I started off my dinner with the egg- 
drop soup. My entree consisted of mushroom lo-mein and an 
order of vegetable fried rice. The food was served quickly and 
the quality was excellent. 

The prices range anywhere from $5.75 to $21.95. My meal 
cost $9.00. The service was outstanding. The only drawback 
was that my waiter wrote my orderin Chinese and I couldn't tell 

if it was correct. 

The China Palact 
definitely a quality 

located at East Gate next to Provino's, it 
and deserves the full five spoons 

Gallego: el mono 
es muy malo 

(It's really tough to teach when you have mono) 

By Angi Ascher 

disease" has struck 
the Modem Lan- 
guages Depart- 

cising," she says. 
Mononucleosis is 
an infectious dis- 

many white blood 
cells in the blood 

Gallego continued teaching five classes every week without 
missing one day. "I did survival teaching," she says. "I would leach, 
lie down, teach, lie down, and then go home." 

"She was very straight forward about her condition with our 
class." says Sophomore Renee Roth, one of Gallego's Spanish 
students. "We always asked how she was feeling each day." 

Gallego's therapy included rest, water, and notes from her stu- 
dents. She used no medication. Rest and lots of water are her 
personal remedies for anyone who is sick. 

"It [mono] has taught me to be more sympathetic to my students 
when they are sick," says Gallego. 

1993 1 

Here's a rundown of my most 'favorite' moments! 

funny and sad: " 

—When I came to class and realized I had ti 

different kinds of shoes on. 

—When my four-year-old son woke up crying mI 

scared because a "mean frying pan" bit him. 

—When a check to Red Food for $29 was cleats 

through our bank tor $729. 

—When our moving van pulled up to the hou J 

we rented and another moving van was alreaal 

unloading another family's belongings into |J 

same house. 

—When we spent $200 on a new violin a 

$1,440 on three years of violin lessons and oil 

son stops in front of the teacher's office aiij 

declares, "I hate violin." 

— When my father came upstairs from his apaj 

ment in our basement and asked me, "WhoaJ 

you?" (He has Alzheimer's). 

—When I spent three or four hours preparing]! 

really super lecture and then spent an hour-ai™ 

a-half class period presenting the material, and( 

student who skipped class asked me, "Did I m 


illllifcliy 1 1 fcl [a I 

when you were little? 

81% Yes 
19% No 


Spend a Year 
Teaching Conversational English 

This could be one of the most 
rewarding years of your life. 

Opportunities are now open for 

qualified graduates or 

non-graduates to teach in 


For more information contact: 

Dr. M.T. Bascom or 

Treva Burgess 

General Conference of SDA 

International Teacher Service 

12501 Old Columbia Pike 

Silver Spring, MD 20904 

Phone: (301) 680-6028 
Fax: (301) 680-6031 

October 22, 1993 

Southern Accent 


Lifestyles of the Distant 
and Happy 

By Stacy Gold 

I Time and distance affect relationships in one of two ways. They break 'em up, 
Br bring 'em closer. More often than not, when that one, two, or three weeks goes 
By without contact, one partner or the other says, "See ya later." 
I The reasons are quite obvious. It's rather difficult to stare contentedly into 
Bach other's eyes. Shift gears, eat Taco Bell, and hold hands at the same time, 
fcrsteal the Sunday comics just as the significantotherreachesforthem. WHEN 
BfOUR LOVED ONE IS 3,000 MILES AWAY! It just doesn't work. But why 
lei a little hardship bring the whole relationship down when there can be such 
Breat advantages from being "alone"? 

B Imaging a world where you don't have to be embarrassed about the three- 
Bear-old stains on your socks when you go shoe shopping. The salesman doesn't 
Bare . . . well, at least he won't say so. Or how about the fact that there is no one 
1 to psychoanalyze exactly why your salad dressing and croutons must be served 
Bon the side, your entree must be served on a pre-warmed plate, and all previously 
Bsed dishes and utensils must be removed from the table before you even dream 
1 of touching your dessert? 

B (The neighbors might think it strange, though, when you start wearing the old 
Bigh school spirit week t-shirt with the raveling edges and those jeans that are 
Becoming conspicuously non-existent in the rear area. Hey, they're comfort- 
Bble! And why dress up when there's no one to impress?) 
B Granted, there's no one to share the ("right with when Jaws comes at you 
■through the screen. There's also no one to laugh hysterically when you cry 
Muring AT&T Long distance commercials. 

fl But, certainly the best reason long-distance relationships might be a better 
Bhoice than you thought is that there's no one around tochastise you forordering 
Kie double deluxe chocolate fudge cake with the strawberry topping and claim 
Bou will look like Roseanne Arnold instead of Jane Fonda. 
B There it is in a nutshell! For those independents that know what is being said 
Bnd implied here: Happy Eating! For the skeptics: try it, or don't forget to bleach 
Hour socks next time! 

SA Barn Party a Halloween 

By Jooy Medendorp 

Think back to when you were ten years old. Where did you find yourself on 
the night of Oct. 3 1 ? Were you out in the cold going to strangers' houses looking 
for candy? Or were you watching a scary movie that gave you nightmares later 
that night? 

This year, instead of celebrating Halloween, why not find yourself sur- 
rounded by friends, roasting marshmallows by a bonfire, and laughing at 
everyone's crazy costumes? 

SA's annual Bam Party at Fillman's bam (located about three miles from 
campus) is Oct. 3 1 . at 7:00 p.m. Wearyourmost creative costume — no witches, 
ghosts, or demons please — and bring a hanger to roast marshmallows around 
the bonfire. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be given for the four 
best costumes. Five judges will be looking for creativity, audience appeal, and 

Vans will leave Wright Hall at 6:30 p.m. sharp for those who need transpor- 
tation. Directions will also be posted in both dorm lobbies. 

Correction: We not only misspelled Christa 
Raines' name in last issue's Viewpoints sec- 
tion, but we also screwed up her quote. When 
asked what she would do to entertain 60,000 
people at the Georgia Dome, Christa said she 
would "jump through the goal posts on my 
horse." But, somehow, Christa's "horse" got 
changed to "nose. " We regret the error, Christa, 
but at the same time, the nose act would defi- 
nitely be entertaining, and we think you ought 
to consider it. 

Southern Accent 

October 22, 191 

„ you could dress^pany faculty me^er in any costume 

Mrs. Blanco as a cop. 

"Mr. Peach as a nun.' 

Jenni Langlois 
SR History 

Cowing Events 

Friday, Oct. 22 

• Vespers by CABL at 8 p.m. in the 

Saturday, Oct. 23 

• Church service with Gorden Bietz. 

• Student Missions Call-Book Fair in 
the Student Center from 2-5 p.m. 

• Evensong at 7 p.m. in the church. 

Sunday, Oct. 24 

• Choral Evensong at St. Paul's Parish 
with members of the Chattanooga 
Symphony Orchestra. Concert at 
7 p.m. Call 266-8195 for more 

Tuesday, Oct. 26 

• • "After the Hunt" exhibition at Hunter 
Museum thru Nov. 7. 

Wednesday, Oct. 27 

• Arts and crafts show at Northgate Mall 

Thursday, Oct. 28 

• Assembly at 1 0:30 a.m. in the church. 

• "Winter Dances, " an American Indian 
Dance Theater program, presented 
by TAPA and Chattanooga Ballet at 
the Tivoli Theatre. 8 p.m. Call 756- 
2300 for more information. 

Friday, Oct. 29 

• Vespers at 8 p.m. in the church. 

• Michael Card concert at 7:30 p.m. at 
the Tivoli Theatre. Call 629-8900 for 
more information. 

Sunday, Oct. 31 

• Daylight Savings Time ends at2a 

• SA Barn Party 

Tuesday, Nov. 2 

• Election Day 

Thursday, Nov. 4 

•Assembly at 11 a.m.byGaryPatleis| 
in the church. 

Saturday, Oct. 30 

• Church service at 9 a.m. and 11:30 
a.m. in the church. 

• Chattanooga Symphony presents the 
Halloween Cabaret Pops concert at 
the Tivoli at 8 p.m. Call 267-8583 for 
more information. 

If you have an item to publicize inl 
Accent, drop it in one ot" 
Accent Boxes around campus ot^ 
tact the Accent office at 2721. 

Who (ell into a Thailand 4. How much did the water 

|2. WteTis Steve Gensolin's 5 T^'l 

annoying nephew's name? Wh ° ™"°e wearing an SC 

.When and where is the Call „ H swealshlrt °" Oct. 29? 

Book Fair? 6 ' Howm any students were 
allowed to trick-or-treat? 

Southern Accent 
Southern College 
P.O. Box 370 

< "Iki'olale, TN 

jVolume 49, Issue 5 "Whatsoever is true, whatsoever is noble, whatsoever is right" November 4, 1 993 

Campus Safety 

peers charged 

nth sign theft 

\City of Collegedale sets 
Kec. 1 court date 

Ibv Rick Mann 

Three Southern Campus Safety personnel 

ave been charged by Collegedale Police 
'with theft of property. Dale Tyrrell, Director 
of Campus Safety, Safety Officer Jeremy 
Stoner and an unnamed juvenile face charges 

[connection with four stolen signs belong- 

ig to Dr. Deone Hanson, Collegedale's 

:sident protester. 

An official theft report was filed by Han- 

>n on Friday , Oct. 1 . The police department 
hen followed through with an investigation 
of the theft. 

According to police records, Hanson left 

s car parked on Industrial Drive in front of 
he Spanish SDA Church on Tuesday, Sep- 
ember 28th. Stoner informed Tyrrell that 
lanson' scar was parked on Industrial Drive 
with several signs displayed. Tyrrell told 
Stoner to remove the signs and place them in 
he campus safety office. Tyrrell later de- 
stroyed the signs. 

Collegedale Police Chief Cramer stands 

*hind his decision to prosecute. He says 

ipus Safety could have gotten the car 

Dwed, but they didn't have arightto remove 

lanson's signs. 

Cramer also discussed the criminal re- 
sponsibility of Stonerand the juvenile given 

hey were ordered by Tyrrell to commit the 
Jffense.Cramersaysthateven though Stoner 
still responsible for his actions, it will be 

ecommended that thecourt drop the charges 


urtdate of Dec. 1 has been set to hear 
*se. If convicted, the misdemeanor 
Station of theft carries a fine of up to $500 
ith no jail time. When asked about the 
&ar E«, Tyrrell and Stoner both said it 
: sent time. 

KEEPING WARM: Freezing temperatures didn't chill spirits at the SA Barn Party 
Sunday night. Clowns, pregnant women, a court jester, and even Mrs. Butterworth 
paid a visit to Fillman's barn. The party included a bonfire (SA Sponsor K.R. Davis, 
pictured above, helped build It), snacks, a costume contest, and the movie, 

As emcee, E.O. Grundset provided entertainment and kept the show moving. 
First prize of $100 lor the costume contest went to Burney Culpepper and Eric 
Johnson who came as a couple familiar roadside protesters. "We came up with It 
Saturday night," says Johnson. "We didn't think we'd win." 

Shannon Lindsay, Sally DePalma, and Adrlenne Elklns won second place and 
$80 for their Impersonation of "The Supremes." Third prize of $60 went to Jay 
Facundus who came as the FTD Florist. Three "honorable mentions" of $20 each 
were given to Jason and Jeremy Liu as Kriss Kross; Brittany Affolter as a cow with 
some "Interesting utters"; and Aaron Muth, Aaron Payne, and Todd Davidson for 
their imitation of the Gym Masters, theme music and all. 

Outside doughnuts, hot chocolate, and a bonfire perfect for marshmallows 
offered the only warmth. After the contest, everyone snuggled up to watch 
Arachnophobla For a further look at SA's Halloween alternative, see October s 
photo feature on pages 8 and 9. —Jody Medendorp 

Bone marrow 
match sought 
for Possinger 

Blood drive may provide "gift of iife" 

The Southern College family is being 
urged to become a bone marrow donor 
during the next Blood Assurance drive No- 
vember 16 and 17. 

The reason? Heidi Possenger, a former 
student, was diagnosed with leukemia last 
May. While she has responded well to che- 
motherapy and is now in remission, her 
doctors want to do a bone marrow transplant 
now. But they need a match. 

A bone marrow donor must have the same 
tissue type as the patient. Neither Heidi's 
family nor the the National Marrow Donor 
Program registry offered a match. So, now, 
it's Southern's chance to give the "Gift of 
Life" to Heidi. 

Those who donate blood may also sign up 
for the bone marrow program. Nurses from 
Blood Assurance will be able to get the two 
tubes for tissue type testing during the blood 

While there is normally a charge for the 
tissue typing test. Blood Assurance has been 
able to arrange grants that will pay this fee 
for students, faculty and staff of Southern 
College. Others will have to pay the $22.50. 
The goal for the bone marrow sign-up is 500. 

The Bloodmobile will be parked in front of 
Wright Hall from 12:30 to 5:30 both days. 
Donors should register by the reception desk 
in Wright Hall. 

Six students in post- 
Barn Party auto wreck 

Orlando Lozez suffered a broken 
left arm, Patsy Pupo a broken nose, 
and Maydele Jorge a 33-stitch cut on 
her forehead as Ezequiel Perez's car 
slid off Prospect Church Rd. Sunday 
at 9: 30 p.m. "We were airbom twice," 
says Kendall Turcios. The car should 
have flipped. God's hand must have 
been over us." Turcios, Perez, and 
Geysa Mastrapa were not injured. 
Police later towed out Perez's car. 

Why We 
/"7 Skip Class 


World News 5 I 

Editorial 6 f 

Photo Feature 8 W 

Sports 10 " 

Religion 12 ^ 

Arts 13 

Lifestyles 14 

Southern Accent 

November 4 

Campus Notes 

NEW GM AT WSMC: Dan Landrum, former program director at WSMC 905 

head engineer and will oversee the stations new tower (See W£) 
JOURNALISM CLUB VESPERS SUPPER: Ma|ors, minors, and tnends o 
, eJouma ^Communication club are invited to a«end a vespers supper a, 
he home ol Dr. R. Lynn Sauls from 6:00 - 7:45, Friday November 12^ 
Department professor Volker Henning will be speaking. A sign-up sheet and 
directions are available in the Journalism Department. 
RESUME HELP: Resume help will be available on Nov. 8from 8 a.m.-i l a.m. 
and 7 30 p m -9 p.m. in the Testing and Counseling Office. Topics will include 
resume construction, distribution, and packaging. Call Suzy Evans at 2782lor 
individual help and more information. 

FLU SHOTS: Free flue shots are now available In the Health Service 
Department. If you haven't had a flu shot, they strongly advise youto come and 

CHECK-OUT LIMIT: The library will soon set a limit on how many books a 
student can check out at one time. 

BIO CAMPOUT: The Biology Club is planning a camping trip to Cades Cove 
Nov. 5-7 The club will try to find Red Wolves by using radio telemetry. 
CASUAL VESPERS: An International Club vespers will be held this Friday at 
7-30 p.m. in Lynn Wood Hall. Both Dr. and Mrs. Nyirady will speak. Everyone 
is invited, dress is casual. This Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. the Club will host 
a bonfire with sing-along and marshmallow roast. 

"Public Relation Campaign" will replace "Case Studies in Public Relations." 
This will be the final class PR majors take and will pull together everything 
learned up until now. Students majoring in Public Relations, Broadcasting, or 
Print journalism will need a minor outside the department. "The Accrediting 
Council of Education, Journalism, and Mass Communication wants them to 
have a broad general knowledge," says Dr. R. Lynn Sauls, Chairman of the 
Dept. "Reporting in Special Areas" and "Reporting Public Affairs" will be 
replaced by a class called "Advanced Reporting." These changes will not 
affect current students but will begin next year with the new catalog. 
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: More students are involved in Adventist 
Colleges Abroad (ACA) program this year; Heather L. Bergstrom, Elizabeth 
M. Dameff, Trudi R. Hullquist, Kenia J. Morales, Sonya L. Nyrop, David A. 
Ottati, Jennifer Schmidt, Danielle J. Slarlin, Kenneth A. Wright. Call the 
Modern Languages dept. at 3321 tor their addresses and more information 
about ACA. 

BONFIRE VESPERS: Saturday night, Nov. 6 at the picnic tables off the 
biology trail. Meet in front of Wright Hall at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. 
Bring a flashlight, stick or coathanger, and blankets. Sponsored by the 
International Club. 

CLAIMED SCHOLARSHIPS: A competition for three freshmen music schol- 
arships, left open by three winners from last year's College Days who did not 
come to Southern, was held recently. The winners: Adam Ferguson, a religion 
major from Washington state, tor his vocal talents;TriciaHarlan, an education 
major from Michigan, for her performance on piano; and Maydele Jorge, a 
music and English major form Illinois, also on piano. 
ORGANIZATION GROUP PHOTOS: Southern Memories has a photogra- 
pher scheduled to take organization pictures on Sunday, November 7, from 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Please contact your organization about this time. Pictures will 
be taken outside, so plan beforehand where on campus your organization 
would like to becaptured on film. Your organization must sign up ahead of time 
for a photo slot. The sign-up sheet will be up on the Southern Memories office 
door. Call 2722 for more information. 

CANADIANS 'TREAT' HOMELESS: The Canadian Club chose a unique 
way to collect Halloween candy Saturday night. Rather than asking lor 
goodies, 1 students went to the Cobblestone subdivision and collected non- 
perishable tood for distribution to the homeless in Chattanooga. "People were 
really receptive to the idea," says club Prime Minister Kerry Haggkvist "They'd 
always give us a bit of candy, tool" In all, nearly live large bags of food were 
collected and handed over to the community services center. The Canadian 
club is open to all Southern students, even Braves' fans. 
SECURITY SYSTEM: The two-year process ol installing a new campus-wide 
alarm system is nearly completed. The system (made by Edwards Systems 
Technology will enable every door on the campus to be monitored from the 
Campus Safety Headquarters. All doors will be on timers and locked magneti- 
calhr The doors will only be opened at selected time periods, and only students 
and faculty needing entrance to buildings during locked hours will be granted 
access with the use of their coded ID cards.The new alarm system ins? 

?<°Sni™ Sa¥S . , Ty T e "' CampUsSa,etyDirec,or '" sowell,h »tthe ! ,„,u l „ 
s going o have it uniformly installed throughout the entire campus The next 
location to be updated is the Conference Center ■ After the new system was 
installed ,n the dormitories and its faults worked out, Ihe school sentCSl and 

Mopes. JK * MecwV Ap,^^^ 

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Southern Accent 

Business teachers caught moonlighting 

But before you cry 'scandal, ' read on 


Professors in the Business and Adminis- 
tration Department are moonlighting. But 
this case the extracuniculars enhance, 
Orerthan detract, from their teaching. 
i can't see how we can help but do this," 
lysVinitaSauder.assistant professor, "It's 
msincs s activities) in our blood." 
Every professor in the Business and Ad- 
rinistranon Department has a side job that 
-lates to different aspects of the business 
eld. The professors indicate that their 
moonlighting" strengthens the true-to-life 
;periences they relate lo students. 
Wayne VandeVere, Chairman of the de- 
Bitment, is involved in side activities "be- 
sometimes I don't have the sense to 
j," he says. Some summers he audits 
or the General Conference. He traveled to 
wtzerland, England and Singapore for this 
lira experience. He is the Board Chairman 
t the Collegedale Credit Union. He has 
en on the Mutual Guarantee Corporation 
oard for the last 20 years plus. And he 
rved six years as Collegedale Mayor. 
Vinita Sauder is the sole owner of a busi- 
ss called Olde Towne Maps. She and four 
ftheOoltewah, Apison, and Collegedale 
The maps are free to the community. 
dvi: moments that surround the maps paid 
the project. "I started the business be- 

cause I teach marketing," says Sauder. "I've 
stood in front of a class for four years show- 
ing my students opportunities. I felt the need 
to make use of them myself." 

Cliff Olson is working on his Ph.D. He 
travels once a month to Colorado State for 
his studies. On the side he manages and 
markets a commodities fund pool in a trad- 
ing partnership. Commodities include in- 
vestments in natural products like silver. 
"The research I do helps in teaching." says 
Olson. "I wish I would have known about 
investments when I was in college" in order 
to have better money management. 

"Olson uses his commodities experiences 
in class a lot," says Jennifer Bandel, junior 
marketing major. "It makes class interest- 

David Haley consults for a wholesale 
pharmaceutical company. Plus he does the 
company's cost accounting and payroll ac- 
counting. Giving advice to a company and 
allowing them to survive or fail on their own 
is not Haley's style. 'There needs to be a 
measure of responsibility and accountabil- 
ity to the customer," says Haley. 

Dr. Bert Cooiidge's other job is invest- 
ment advising for people with accounts over 
$50,000. He stays away from saying he 
"plays" the stock market. "I select securi- 
ties, mainly stocks and bonds, that should 
match what we [he and his customer] agree 
upon," Coolidge says. 

Richard Erickson is board member and 
treasurer of the Collegedale Credit Union. 
In the past he has worked in budgeting and 
accounting. Erickson says he understands 
the banking industry better since working 
with the credit union. 'Teaching econom- 
ics, this gives me something to draw on." 

Dan Rozell, Head of Long-term Health 
Care works on the management of the 
Sunbelt Health Care Center. 'This gives 
[students] theedge," says Rozell, who ison 
a sub-committee of the Education Commit- 
tee for the National Association Board for 
Nursing Home Administrators. "We are try- 
ing to be on a approved list to accept 
Southern's academic LTHC program na- 
tion wide,"says Rozell. This will help LTHC 
students find jobs anywhere. Rozell is also 
treasurer and a founding father of the Ten- 
nessee Association of Gerontology/Geriat- 
rics Education. When he has extra time he 
rebuilds cars. 

Moonlighting benefits the professors and 
the students. As a teacher "if you are doing 
something in the professional line you grow 
with the lime, ratherthan become stagnate," 
says Sauder. Having an extra business-type 
job is an enhancement to the instructor's 
teaching career, according to Haley. "I per- 
ceive it central to our career. It is like lab for 
a chemistry instructor. It markets our de- 

Senate examines lab hours and dorm curfews 

ly Daniel Eppel 

| In their third meeting (Oct. 27) the SA 
signed committees to look into 
fcveral areas, including computer labs and 
m curfews. 

■ committee made up of Donna Denton, 
r; Windy Cockrell and Mark Ermshar 
fill look into computer lab and library 

hours. Currently, the library is open until 
10:00 p.m., and the main computer lab in 
Wright Hall opens at 10:00 a.m. "If we 
could get the library to stay open just one 
hour longer, and the computer lab to open 
two hours earlier, I feel the students would 
make good use of both departments," says 
Senator Ermshar. 
Gripes and complaints about the dorms' 

/SMC Tower ready to stand tall 

'es, I know it's your 
noney, but . . . 

Here are a few tips from the Student 
»yroll and Cash Withdrawals Policy 
when you can withdraw cash from 
student account. 
your account is current you can 
draw up to 25% for tithe or living 

village students and students who 
o charge ID cards and enough 
sncial aid to cover tuition can with- 
, a " °f the earnings for living ex- 

™ your parents use a payment plan, 
m "gs can be drawn from your ac- 
mtten permission. Work 
My students should contact their fi- 
N'al advisor for more information. 
Contact the financial aid office with 
w questions you may have regarding 
I cash withdrawal policy. 


By RenGe Roth 

In 1980 the paperwork began for a new 
towerfor WSMC. In 1 99 1 land was cleared 
on Mowbray Mountain above Soddy Daisy 
for the site of the new tower. Now in 1993 
the money has finally been raised to put the 
new tower up. "By the first of the year it 
should be fully completed," says Doug 
Walter, chief engineer at WSMC. 

"The need for a new, higher tower is to 
increase our coverage," says Walter. "The 
current tower, located on Wh ite Oak Moun- 
tain, two miles from Southern College, is 
200 feet tall and 700 feet above sea level. 
The new tower is550 feet talland2,300feet 
above sea level." According to Walter, 
WSMC can currently reach from Athens, 
TN, to Calhoun, GA. The new tower adds 
2,000 square miles. 

This new venture of WSMC will cost a 
grand total of $450,000. The money for the 
new tower came from foundation grants 
and personal contributions, plus $15,000 
donated by Southern. 

Tower Service, is working with a crew of 
four to put up the new tower, which 
Bethlehem Tower Works constructed for 

1 1 :00 p.m. curfew havealso been expressed. 
A committee made up of Mark Ermshar, 
chair; Avimaria Davis, and Kendall Turcios 
has been assigned to propose an extension of 
one hour to the curfew. Senator Ermshar 
says, "An extra hour would benefit all stu- 
dents, especially those who get caught in the 
four-way stops between heavily-traveled 
Hamilton Place Mall and SC." 

Thatcher fire 
alarms all 'real' 

Engel: Carelessness the cause 

By April Nicvfs 

It was another late night in Thatcher Hall. 
Some girls studied, others slept. But wait— 
afamiliar.yetdespised, sound rang through- 
out the halls. The fire alarm had gone off 
again . The reason this time? A torched towel . 
"Somebody was going to heat a towel in the 
oven, so she could put it on her chest for her 
cold. Then she went back to her room and 
talked on the phone," says Sharon Engel, 
Dean of Women. 

"We haven't had any fire drills this year," 
says Engel. They have all been real. Care- 
lessness in the kitchen is the main cause for 
the fire alarms. 

"Never, nevergo off and leave the kitchen 
while cooking," says Engel. Each lime the 
alarm is set off by burning food, the circuit 
breaker for that kitchen is turned off for 
awhile. If the girlsare caught, they are fined 
between $50 and $100. 

Submit your 

Campus Quotes 

to the Accent 


"I think 1 saw him catch some air 
on that thing." 

— Chaplain Ken Rogers, on Dr. 
Deone Hanson's new "tree- 

"It's great to worship in a little 
country church in Tennessee 
like this." 

—Dr. Gordon Kingsley, at last 
Thursday's assembly. 

"Can you summarize what he 

just said?" 

—Senior Gary Blanchard to Dr. 

Haluska, regarding a lengthy, 

but profound, comment by a 


"How old was your baby when it 
was born?" 

—A nursing student to a new 
mother. (She meant to ask the 
baby's weight) 

"Whose man were those two?" 
— A flagball captain to his 
confused teammates after 
allowing a touchdown. 

"Oh, my word!" 

— Senior Eric Johnson, reacting 
to a sparkling move by Vikings' 
running back, Barry Word. 

"The first thing I do when I hear 
the class snickering is to see if I 
left my fly open." 
—Dr. Larry Hanson, to his 
statistics class. (No, it wasn't.) 

"if s better to look away than to 

watch that thing si-i-ink into my 


—Dr. Jan Haluska, on getting 

his finger pricked for blood. 

"Mmmb. Mmmb. Mmmb." 
— Dr. David Smith to Accent 
editors on the sidewalk, in an 
(unsuccessful) attempt to avoid 
getting quoted this week. 

"A dog in heat can't stop in the 

middle of his action and say, 

'Hey, we can't do this— this is 


—Dr. Jack Blanco, on glandular 


Too bad that" s not really Alex in 
the microwave." 
— KR's Place employee Charlie 
Hanson, as he made up another 
"Alex" sandwich for a customer. 
(The sandwich, named for Alex 
Bryan, consists of bagel, 
cheese, lettuce, tomato.) 

Southern Accent 

November 4, 1993I 


Miller: Church is puzzled what to do with me| 

f week's vespers speaker Jim Miller, an Adventist with Aids 

Matt Whitaker talks to last \ 

How has your reception been here al Southern? 
1,'s been really good. People are very friendly. I ve had a lot 
of positive feedback. I was surprised that things were 
relabvelyeonservative here, notonlyin thought, butpeople 
are reluctant to talk sometimes. At the forum Saturday 
moming people didn't ask questions, which surprised me. 

Certainly you have faced discrimination throughout 
your life, but what is the difference in dealing with 
people "in the church" as opposed to those "in the 

I'm from Seattle where there is a large gay population in 
Seattle and it's an acceptable lifestyle to most people 
downtown. I've had some people do some unkind things, or 
say some unkind things, but it hasn't been that big of a 
problem. I was living outside of the Adventist system for 
most of the time I was openly living a gay lifestyle, so I 
didn'treally have any opportunity to interact with them and 
find out what they thought. My guess is it would have been 
difficult. Now because I've chosen not to live that lifestyle 
anymore I have instantly become far more acceptable lo 
most Adventisls, but if I were still living the lifestyle I don't 
think it would be easy. 

Do you think that fear and misunderstanding arc the 
primary causes for a lack of acceptance within the 

1 think so. I don't think thai Adventisls are nasty people or 
anything, it's just we've never dealt with the issue in the 
church and there is a very low level of understanding. Also 
this issue brings oul very strong emotions in people, so they 
may deal with II with anger and ridicule. 

You've mentioned that the church ignores homosexual- 
ity within the church. What would be the best way for us 
to address this and deal with it? 

I think the most important slepisloeducateourselvesonthe 
facts. Not to run on emotions, hearsay, or what you fee! 

aboutitbultoknowwhatme facts are. Thenfindsome way 
» let people know that they are in a safe env>xonment and 
voucan disclose things about yourself like this and we won 
fiy off the handle or walk away in disgust. We must realize 
that these are issues that many people deal With, and we want 
to find a constructive way to deal with them in a way that s 
consistent with what we believe God's kingdom and his 

Do I hear you saying acceptability is the issue here? 

Right now very few people within Adventism really feel 
comfortable talking about it. If you are dealing with homo- 
sexual issues on a personal level you get the picture that the 
church is not a safe place and so you either repress the 
feelings which will blow up someday, or you go outside the 
Adventist system to find answers. I don't feel comfortable 
with either of those options. I think God's kingdom has real 
truth for issues like this but we haven't perhaps developed 
them yet. 

Was it difficult initially to share your story? 
Someone told me I appear much more comfortable telling 
my story now than when I initially began. It still is a painful 
thing to do. In fact I feel like throwing up the day ahead of 
time because it's not natural to spill one's guts in front of a 
thousand strangers. But I believe strongly this is what God 
wants me todo. I am the most surprised of anybody that I am 
doing this. 

How should we recognize Kinship and it's efforts? 
Well, number one. I think that it's important that we realize 
that Kinship has done one thing that the Church has refused 
to do and that is create a forum 10 address some of these 
issues. I think it would be great if we could all go together 
to God and find out what He has to say about these issues. 
Idon't think thatkinship would be willing to do that because 
they have a lot invested in being right. If s a justification for 

You say it's not your fault. Is there any doubt in rJ 
mind that homosexuality is genetic? ' 

I don't think it's a choice for any, except perhaps for al 
women who choose to live a lesbian lifestyle because st 
something vastly different to a woman than a man— ml 
times anyway. Perhaps there is an element of choice J 
some, but I have never known a male homosexuals 
chose to be that way. Most experts agree that sexuality] 
determined by at least the age of five by a 

Contrast how you view your role in the church J 
opposed to how the church views your role. 
I think people in the church are a bit puzzled as to whaiioi 
with me. They don't know what niche I'm supposed toi 

and I feel that way myself si 

m homosexual, I'm not mainstream heterosexual^ 

What do you look forward to now that youi 
cut short by AIDS? 

At the risk of sounding like a cliche" I now do whatQJ 
wants me to do. It was a difficult transition becausew 
all goal-oriented and we think about how in twenty yeaml 
want a family and home. That's all gone for me. LongttT 
for me is next month. I got a speaking invitation I 
May and that seems like an incredibly long tim 
future. I'm intensely happy doing whatever God w 
to do and so it doesn't really matter. 

What advice would you have to young people who! 
struggling with the issue of homosexuality on a pern 

My first instinct is to let you know that God It 

and that His kingdom has real answers, I know that mjfl 

It'snot your fault. You areagood person andGodhas flf 

answers for your life. I have had a fulfilled life sinceM 

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November 4, 1993 

Southern Accent 


'A Great Job 
to Have" 

a cool Thursday afternoon last week when I interviewed Mike Luckovich, 
rtiiorial Cartoonist for the Atlanta Constitution and World News Cartoonist for the 
^mthern Accent. I was nervous. He gets his work published in over 150 newspapers 
e country, including Newsweek. Besides, I was calling from my small, empty 
Rsk at the Accent office to his big, cluttered desk at the Constitution. 
[We talked for fifteen minutes about cartoons, politics, his family, and our responsi- 
Rity to society; 

v long have you professionally drawn? 

e years, four at the New Orleans Times Picayune and before that nine months at the 
fyeenvillc News in South Carolina. Before that I drew editorial cartoons for the 
■ a/Washington Daily to help pay my way through college. 
What did you study in college? 
political Science. 

e you always kept up with current events? 
Bzot into politics in high school and really enjoyed it. I thought it would be natural to 

: in cartooning. 
Bfliy is it important to maintain an awareness of current events? 

iple have to be concerned with their fellow man. If you are going to live on this planet 
i should take an interest in what' s going on here and hopefully try and make it better. 
Knowing what's happening in the world is a social responsibility. 
< Bo you remember your first professionally published cartoon? - 
I RondoleandHartrunningforthe Democratic nomination. I drew a boxing ring. Ithink 
n bloodied in a primary against Mondale. Hart's nose is bleeding and he's 
not bleeding, I'm oozing confidence." It was a goofy one, but I was just 
e up with something. There is a lot of pressure drawing your first cartoon, 
e a favorite cartoon? 

e done or the one I'm working on right now. Whatever my latest 

Row do you get your ideas? 

Bust start concentrating really deeply and putting things together in my head somehow 
tknow — I really can't describe the process. It's sort of a mystery to me. 
Bo others help with ideas? 

Km pretty much independent. It's kind of a lonely job. You do it, then go home. 
Bo ideas ever come to you at home? 

Bo. I've got three kids at home. It's pretty crazy around there, 
would you comment on your party affiliation and general political views? 
^wou look at my cartoons over a long period of 
B) definitely more liberal than conservative c 
Banks a lot for your time this afternoon. 
e who appreciates 
'& really a great job to have. 

HEALTH CARE: President Clinton 
officially gave his 1 ,342 page health 
care plan to Congress last week. 
Hoping Congress will pass the plan 
as early as next spring, the white 
faces increasing opposition to the 
plan from both Congress and the 

HUMAN CLONE?: In Washington 
D.C. researchers at George Wash- 
ington University Medical Center split 
single human embryos into identical 
copies. The implication, that we might 
have the technology to clone a hu- 
man being, has, raised an immediate 
storm of ethical questions and world- 
wide attention. 

FIRESTORMS: In California, a se- 
ries of devastating wildfires tore 
through Southern California, ravish- 
ing almost 200,000 acres of land 
and some 900 buildings including 
over 700 homes. On Tuesday, fires 
continued to rage. 

AFRICAN UNREST: In Mogadishu, 
rival clans waged gun battles all week 
while UN and US troops refused to 
interfere. Tribal fighting also racks 
the African country of Burundi where 
thousands have been killed, includ- 
ing President Melchior Ndadaye. 

elections brought sweeping change 
to Canada last week as Liberal Party 
leader Jean Chretien became 
Canada's new Prime Minister. 
Chretien's Liberal Party won 177 of 
295 seats in the House of Commons 
while the Progressive Conservatives 
led by former Prime Minister Kim 
Campbell lost 1 53 of their 1 55 seats. 

the Senate Ethics Committee an- 
nounced they would require Oregon 
Republican Senator Robert 
Packwood to turn over his personal 
diaries for investigation. Packwood 
is under investigation for sexual ha- 
rassment and misconduct. 

MORE PAIN: In Bosnia, fighting be- 
tween Muslims and Croats remains 
intense and UN military officials con- 
tinue to watch the bloodshed and 
death ravage both military and civil- 
ians in the region. Last week, the 
bodies of more than 25 Muslims 
were found massacred in the moun- 
tain village of Stupni Do. 

— Compiled by David Bryan. 

Who was recently 
elected as Canada's 

4% Jean Chretien 

Southern Accent 

Your Questions 

Back in August, my staff ami I decided what a Christian 
college paper should he, and since then you have held five 
of them (the paper, not the staff) in your hands. 

A third of our task is completed, and along the way, a few 
questions— some voiced, some inferred— have surfaced. 
Now seems like a good time to answer them: 

Why are the editors' heads chopped off? 

Originally, Ihiswaspurelya stylistic choice. As it turns out. 

this isn't the only time MimeoiiL h,is tried to chop off our 

What's (he deal with the Bible lext on your nameplale, 
and what does Calvin & Hobbes have to do with being 
"true, noble and right?" 

Calvin & Hobbes? Nothing. The text, from Phillipians, will 
not apply to every single column-inch of this paper. Instead, 
it is simply a goal we strive for as a Christian staff. We begin 
our Monday meeting wnli worship. ;md (hen move on to 
business. First things first. 

Your paper should be devoted solely to campus activities 
and intramural sports. (A direct quote from a personal 
letter I received.) 

I couldn't disagree more. Our World News and Missions 
pages are new additions to this paper. College students as a 
whole do not take time to read the daily paper, so David 
Bryan summarizes the news for you every two weeks. And 
we figured that, with 70 students ^mngas missionaries, we 
could at least give them one page every other issue. Cindy 
Antoltn is the An cut i first missions editor ever. 

Whv haven't you done a story on . . . .' 
Why haven't you told us about it? Many things happen on 
this campus that we just don't hear about. Each issue, the 
News Reporting class (which I recommend) submits story 
ideas to me, and I assign one per student. But if you know 
of something we don't, call us. This is your paper, 

Why didn't you give fuller coverage to the Gym Mas- 
ters' conflict? 

We had planned to, until the Coaches called and said things 
had been "worked out" with Administration. At that point, 
[he article immediately became outdated, and we instead 
filled the page with a large Dome Show photo. We thought 
it was the right thing to do. 

Why are you covering such undesirable stories as the 
Gym Masters thing and the No Parking zone anyway? 

Because it's news. And we didn 't create it. We are not a P.R. 
paper for the school. Thai office is downstairs. To ignore 
situations like these would destroy credibility both for the 
college and for us. And it would give the appearance of 
censorship. We are not out to "get" anyone, and it's disap- 
pointing to hear that we are. If a story was written solely to 
attack someone personally, we would not run it. (We could 
have done much, much more with the No Parking story, but 
wechose not to. Again, we did not create this news.)If there 
are corrections or apologies to be made, show us where, and 
be specific. We will gladly make them. 

When and where should I submit a Letter to the Editor? 
The sooner you submit your letter, the better chance it has 

of being published. We finish the paper late Tuesdayni M 
Place your letter under our office door, or in AccentBok 
around campus. 

Who is the Mystery Diner? 

We have had a diff ere nt diner ciich issue. Our original in 
was to have one diner for the year. But, time at 
changed that. If you'd like to give it a whirl, call n 
or 3020. 

How accurate are your AccentPolls? 
We survey lOOdorm residents each issue, a IO%marguiB 
error. To reach a 5% margin of error, we would have] 
survey 396 residents. 

Who supplies your Campus Quotes? 
We do, mostly. This is a popular column, and I wishriL 
of you would contribute. Drop your campus quota! 
AccentBoxes in your dorm lobbies. 

We have enjoyct! j'l/uhii nn: ihi\ paper so far. If otdm 
weren t full-time students as well! Oursatisfac 
on your reaction — we're certainly not doing thisfotM 
money. (We do, however, have a pretty nice 
office window.) If you'd like to contribute ai 
letter, or photo to this paper, call us at #2721. Or swinM 
for a visit and look at some other Adventist college} 
We're open several afternoons and evenings, 
times all night. 


^L • The Ollicial Student Newspaper 
^^■r Southern Colleqe ol Seventh-day Ar 

Assistant Editor 

Rick Mann 

Layout Editor 

Ellen S. Roberts 

World News Editor 

David Bryan 

Sports Editor 

N. Steve Gensolin 

Religion Editor 

Daniel Nyirady 

Missions Editor 

Cynthia Antolin 

Lifestyles Editor 

Heather Brannan 


Andrew C. Nash 


Stacy Spaulding 

Matthew Niemeyer 


Chris Stokes 
Graphic Artist 

Jason Wilhelm 

Ad Manager 

Calvin Simmons 


Dr. Herbert Coolidge 


Dr. R. Lynn Sauls 

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Southern Accent 

Let's Not Major in Minors 

Bv Dr. Helmut Ott 

I I commend you for the good report and commentary on 
the "Signman" incident. Issues like this have the nasty habit 
of bringing oul the worst in people. They often destroy 
friendships, divide communities and split ions. 
But if we keep our dialog objective and fair, this incident can 

Berve as a springboard to very profitable reflection about 
both the point and purpose of our personal lives and our 
mission as an educational institution. 

B Christ's mission in coming to earth was not to condemn 
sinners but to save them. He who knew the secrets of every 
person's heart, and hence could judge rightly, spent little 
time publicizing the faults and shortcomings of fishermen, 
farmers, and bakers. The only time He wrote incriminating 
information He did it on sand, and where the guilty parties 
could read it- — not on signs to be paraded around town for all 
to see. 

L' The SaviorcaJled attention to the sin in people's livesonly 
when He confronted the self-righteous legalists who saw 
nothing wrong in their own lives and nothing good in others. 
But even then His goal was redemption, not incrimination. 
He wanted to show these deceived individuals that, in God's 

Ryes, they were more guilty than the open sinners they 
condemned. He sought to shatter theirfalse sense ol security 

Hnd bring them to the realization that they too were lost 

Burners in need of a Savior. 
I The self-righteous were very strict religious moralists. 

They kept the letter of the law meticulously, paid an exact 
tithe, andfollowed a rigorousdiet that included fasting once 
a week. Familiarity with the law enabled them to see sin in 
other people. But because they ignored the spirit of the law 
and had no spiritual discernment, they were unable to see 
their own sinfulness. They thought their moral correctness 
entitled them to point an accusing finger at anyone who did 
not live up to their standards. Theirego-pleasing zeal made 
them insensitive to "justice and mercy and faith," which, 
according to Jesus, are the "weightier matters of the law" 
(Mt. 23:23). 

So speaking directly to them, Jesus showed them the true 
picture. "The tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering 
the kingdom of God ahead of you," He told them. Why? 
Because when John the Baptist pointed to Him as "the Lamb 
of God that takes away the sin of the world," and announced 
that lesus is "the way of righteousness," those who were 
guilty of obvious sins of the flesh believed in Him, while the 
self-righteous who were guilty of not-so-obvious sins of 
the spirit "did not repent and believe"(Mt. 21:31; Jn. 1 :29). 

"lam the way, the truth and the life," whoever believes in 
me "has eternal life," Jesus told them, but "you refuse to 
come to me to have life" (Jn. 14:6; 3:36; 5:40). How ironic: 
Thinking they were legally righteous and morally correct, 
when in reality they were spiritually lifeless! Are we ready 
to leant a lesson from their tragic experience? 

Jesus did not send His disciples into the world to act as 
self-appointed food inspectors. Nor did He place them on 

street comers to control other people's behaviors. Their 
mission was not to exert pressure — political or otherwise — 
to force others to conform to what they thought was right. 
Instead, He sent them to share the good news that God's 
boundless love moved Him to give "His one and only Son, 
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have 
eternal life" (Jn. 3:16). 

Neither the mission nor the message Jesus gave the 
original disciples has changed. As Advcntists we rightly 
believe we have been commissioned to proclaim not a new, 
different or modified message, but "the everlasting gospel" 
which establishes that, while we are not all equally involved 
in sinful practices, we are all equally guilty (to break one 
commandment is like breaking them all — Js. 2:10). This is 
why all of us are fully dependent on the merits of Christ, 
imputed to us by faith, for acceptance with God. 

As individuals we are to seek "first the kingdom of God 
and his righteousness," the "righteousness from God (which) 
comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe" (Mt. 
6:33; Ro. 3:22; Phil. 3:9). As a College our mission— our 
true reason for existence — is to prepare a "rightly trained" 
army of youth who will "carry to the world" "the message 
of a crucified, risen and soon-coming Savior" (Ed. p.27 1 ). 
That is our personal and corporate mission. That is our 
message. And to that, I believe — not peripherals such as 
sugar, parking spaces and institutional image — should we 
dedicate our talents, our time and our energies. 

problems with "Little Light" 

I would like to respond to "This Little Light of Mine.Mine, 

Bline" (OcL 22, p. 6). Even though a nice little moral story was 

Used to conclude youropm ion s. itiMi'tfairinv.nic as fan urwi 

BveO'""*'-5°pini°nis.Itisratherobvious that an editorial is the 

place to voice one's own opinion. Don't they teach this in 

class.' Well, if not. the A>ncri< iwtr/cr/w.i;. Cr.>llci>c On tiamin 

^defines editorial as "an article in a publication expressing the 

ts editors or publisher." I do not want to defend Dr. 

j want to defend my opinion as not neccss, inly Mku 

B the Accent editor's. 

FirM. Di Hansim is parlihoned from •"us" in the editorial, 

'hiji is con I using sim.e he is ,i Severn li-<Ja_\ \d\ enlist nlial 

e should be on the same side.) 

Becond, I'm bothered by the claim that Dr. Hanson has been 

fc king attention only. In my opinion, protestors use the same 

lin attention as the person who writes an editorial 

o the editor. However, I have a hard time calling 

B>y°ne's six-month long (day and night— I've watched) vigil 

Bi act for the singular reason of attention. Six months! Why, 

that's one-sixth of Jesus' three year career. 
B^"' rd - 1 have a problem with the claim that "no one agrees 
Bith him." Ellen White does, well, at least with his "deluded" 
ideas about caffeine and sugar. Chances are good that God 
finds caffeine and sugar harmful for us, also. If you need more 
persuasion, there exists scientific data demonstrating un- 
Balthy effects, some call it "proof." 

Fourth, perhaps I misunderstood, but the belief that running 
B&ed up Camp Road could be inspired by Hosea needs 
qualification. (Actually it was Isaiah, and he didn't run. he 
fclked— seelsa.20.) 

Ik Now for my favorite claim: "Our actions were perfectly 
logical." Somebody didn't take the same class in logic that I 
did. I suppose hindsight is better, that First Amendment thing 
and all. 
B A!1 sarcasm aside, one should not include all opinions as a 
subset of one's own opinion, especially when writing an 
editorial. 1 would like to end with something from Hosea: 3: 1 . 
yhe Lord said to me, "Go, show your love toyour wife again, 
lough she is loved by another and is an aduleress. Love her 
| the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to toher gods 
d love the sacred raisin cakes. 

't McKee's make a raisin cake? 

e right—it was Isaiah, not Hosea. (I misunderstood Dr. 

on.} Other than that, though. I wouldn't change a word. 

!> sorry that you didn't catch my main point; hopefully. 

SA coverage lacking 

The Southern Accent staff is doing a great job this year. I 
enjoy reading it, because it catches me up on world news, 
missions, religion, sports, and all of the hot campus topics. 
There is, however, one detail about the Accent thai disturbs 

Past Accents paid much more attention to SA events. 
They previewed and promoted ail SA happenings, they 
attended and covered each event thoroughly , and they even 
reported on student opinions atiKemiriir those events. 

Unfortunately, I haven't seen that zeal for covering SA 
functions this year. The "Welcome Back Party" was a huge 
event here at Southern, yet the Accent neglected to even 
mention it. They could have at least found out who those two 
crazy gorillas were! My friends and I had a great time 
participating in "The Dating Game"and "The Talent Show." 
We couldn't wait to read the next Accent to find out what 
everyone thought. Regretfully, what we read were articles 
that made us wonder if these events were any good at all. 
Something is terribly wrong here! IsS A not important to the 
Accent anymore? 

I realize that world news, missions, and the other topics 
covered this year are necessary and important, but don't 
neglect the very association that this paper is a part of. In my 
opinion, SA should have its own page in the Accent for 
photos, articles, and promotions! Please remember what is 
printed on the front page of every paper: Southern Accent. 
The Official Student Newspaper. 

— Luis Gracia 

Unfortunately, space is tight, and we can t always please 
everyone. We did.however, "mention "the Luau—withtwo 
photographs and captions. The event was already 12 days 
old. We gave half a page (and several Campus Quotes) to 
the Dating Game, and a little less to the Talent Show. 
■■Student Newspaper" means a newspaper produced by 
students, not an SA newsletter. The SA already has a PR 
person. Id invite you to visit our office and compare other 
Adventist college newspapers. Look for fuller SA coverage 
in the yearbook. — Ed. 

Attention Gaybashers! 

I was bursting with excitement as I left the sanctuary after 
vespers Friday night, October 22. Jim— a child of God. a 
saved child of God. "What an inspiration to us all!" I thought. 
But I quickly discovered that not everyone say past his 

"addictive behavior" (the insignificant part) to the heart of his 
message. "Homosexuality should not be discussed in the 
sanctuary." Funny. Homosexuality was not the main focus of 
die program. Why would CAItE ask anyone to come and do 
a vespers strictly on homosexuality? That's right! They 
wouldn't. As in David Cook's song, the point of Jim's 
message is simple: Jesus died for you . . . and me. 

"If I had a bat and it was legal. I'd bash a few [homosexu- 
als!." Sounds brutal, doesn't it? It's a shame that I didn't hear 
that on thesix o'clock news. A Southern College student made 
that remark. And several friends supported this person with 
similar vicious statement'.. Is this an unusual expression for 
us? I can only hope so. 

No one is above reproof. Have we forgotten that sin is sin in 
the sight of God? That all have fallen short of God's glory? 
That God looks on the heart? That to be Christians we must act 
like Christ.' That love is patient, kind, never rude.? I can only 

—Name Withheld 

A vote for shorts 

As a grandmother who is helping two grandchildren 
through Southern College this year. I have to say that I think 
the students are right: shorts should be allowed on the 
college campus. Not in church, of course, and perhaps not 
in the classrooms — but certainly on the campus grounds, in 
the cafeteria, and other student activity areas. 

I am tired of antiquated statements concerning how we 
"look" to the community. My grandchildren don't just go to 
classes there; they live there. And to say that the community 
might think less of our school if students wear shorts on 
campus is ridiculous and phony. Far too much lime and 
energy is spent by Adventists worrying about what others 
think about us in superficial areas. This school should listen 
to the students who attend there and be more concerned 
about their needs and feelings. Times change, rules should 

In afew weeks I will be visiting Southern. Nothing would 
make me happiei than to -a mie vt Hie Administration 
sitting on campus in T-shirt and shorts, visiting with and 
listening to the students. 

—A "With-it" Grandma 

Southern Accent 

November^ 1993 

Photo Feature 

Along the Promenade ... 

Jn October 

By Dr. E.O. Grundset 

Hen: we are on this brisk autumn day (northerners call any coldday 
between the first of October and the end of May a "brisk day"— they 
also like to use the word "bracing" a lot) in the lobby of Herin Hall, 
the hub of Southern's nursing. 1 notice some loose papers on a small 
table; they belong to David McClellan from Collegedale (Study 
Guide #4: Intake and Output Situation, Intro to Nursing Quiz— he 
made a 1 0/ 1 plus a smiling face— his answer to question #4 began, 
"If the man is breathing ..."). Well, I hear people in the Pediatrics 
class laughing uproariously — must be a fun-type course. 

Baseball season is finally over (frankly the World Series didn't 
thrill me that much), football is in full swing, hockey and basketball 
are just getting started. Let's button-bole some of these students 
emerging from Pediatrics and find out what each one's favorite sport 

Here's Kerri Richardson (in a fluffy while coal) from Biloxi, 
MS — her sport is football. As it is for David Frost and Jimmy 
Spilovoy Ihotli from Grceitcvllle, TN. and both suitably grunge). 
Emily Hall (wearing a big pink and white striped sweater) from 
Gentry. AR. and Sharon Arner (with a maroon shirt and carrying a 
ctecn bask pack) from Knn.wUlc. TN. Iiolli like basketball; Garry 
Sundin (all in fuchsia) from Decatur, TN. enjoys fly-fishing while 
Rebecca Villanueva (sporting a multi-striped skirt) from Orlando. 
FL. thinks soccer is greal. Well. Aaron Jones from Collegedale 
seems lo be involved in several sports: he's wearing a big Braves 
slip-over plastered with "World Series 1992 — National League 
Champs" and his charmer of a 6-monlh-old son Nathaniel (whom he 
brought to class !) has FOOTBALL across the front of his little shirt, 
and guess what' 7 Aaron's favorite sport is golf. And, finally, Jack 
( Jay) FacundasfromWiwcrf (who made it quiteclear that 
he was an upper division studeni which allowed him to drink hot 
chocolate on the second floor and more or less be in charge of the 
media-study room) says his favorite spectator sport is women mud- 
wrestling! Me thinks this chap needs investigation— forabig picture 
of Jack check page 27 of this year's Joker. 

I was about to leave Herin when nursing admissions coordinator 
Lynda Marlowe and nursing lab director Betty Teeter begged me 
to check out their new media-lab. Pretty neat with eight computer 
stations, six "interactive video" stations, library tables and interest- 
ing pictures on the walls (a collage of stamps honoring "Women who 
have changed the world,"a posterof the 1930s-vintage children with 
the message, "Nursing— Courage, Heart, Brains," two pictures of 
Florence Nightingale, natch. They showed me a video disc of 
Encyclopedia of Medical Images (nursing is previewing and decid 
ing) which fast-forwarded pictures of the most awful skin diseases 
1 have ever seen in my life. Thanks for the tour, ladies. 

Ourautumn is windingdown— still afew bright spots left, like the 
maples in from of Spalding Elementary, and the gorgeous scarlet 
Burning Bush in front of the College Press. Charles Lacey, head t 
Grounds Depl., told me it was Euonymus alalm eompacla. OK, it 
still a pretty sight! Hocks of Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes ai 
migrating overhead. What's the difference? Geese "honk" and 
cranes "ranle" or "gaggle." (I kid you not.) 

What else? There's good news about the campus clock— I'll tell 
you about it next time. Oliver Falsness and his brother, who is 
visiting him from /rami, NWT. have promised that I'll have a bear 
shaped license plate soon. The November calendar people are Staci 
Jenkins from Jefferson. TX. and Matt James from Grass Vallev 
CA. peering over the pumpkins, apples, and com-a cleverly com ' 
posed photo— but neither Staci nor Matt are here this year 

radio program, Prairie Home Companion: Be Well, Do Good and 
Stay in Touch— nice thoughts from the Promenade. 

SWEEPING UP SUMMER: Freshmen Cherian Godfrey of Ohio and Kara 
Wright of Massachusetts gather some Tennesse leaves early last week, ] 
Godfrey and Wright both work for Southern's Grounds Dept. 

CLIFFHANGER: Junior Sam Greer works his way up Sunset Rock ill 
Lookout Mountain Oct. 15. Rock climbing is becoming more and mortl 
popular with Southern students. Even the Accent's missions editorlsl 
getting into the act. 

S^o : n^^„ e „ l ; iS h n '. , ,he ° nly mon,h Dr - Steve Warren^s L 
maio s who ^ e " ,pho,0 9 ra P h " Chris Stokes is one of 15 chern^ 
majors wno take classes from Warren. 

|ember4, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 


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Matthews preps his pumpkin at the SA Fall Festi- 
val, Oct. 20. 


"Good Sabbath to 


—Michael Card, at his 

Friday night concert. 

"I would strongly en- 
courage you to join a 
church in the same way 
I would strongly en- 
courage you to 

"For the first time in his 
life, he's surrounded by 
something he's never 
had before — guts. 
— Author Max Lucado 
at the concert, speak- 
ing of Jonah's predica- 

He's such a showoff 
—Card, on God and 
Tennessee autumns. 

fWO FACES AND TWO PIES: How else can we describe this 
[moment at the Promenade Party? 

PSEUDO GYM MASTERS: Aaron Payne, Aaron Muth, and Todd 
Davidson won an honorable mention for their hilarious imita- 
tion of the Gym Masters. A blow-up doll joined the act, and was 
later smooched by host, E.O. Grundset, to everyone's shock. 

— Special thanks to Luis Gracia for his contributions. 

|» i° UGLE: Dressed as MC - Hanv 
IisJ „ T McDougle gave in to crowd 
""re, and showed off a move or 

"Who is that? Gross! He's 
sitting by us." 
—Senior Judy Griffen, as 
"Bob Dylan" approached. 

"He has a sweet potato 


— Dr. Grundset, on Dylan. 

"That's an FTD, not an 


— Sophomore Ben Masters, 

explaining Jay Facundus' 

FTD Florist costume. 

"Someone took the wrong 

envelope. Bring your prize 


— Grundset. 

FREAK SHOW: Judges Adam Rivera, Sara Cash, Rob 
Zegarra, Aldo Hernandez, and Jody Medendorp had to 
decide whether the applause and laughter came from 
the costumes or from Grundset's description of them. 
That's our SA President with the beard on the left. 

Southern Accent 

November 4 


Have you ever been to a sporting goods store and wondered why they sell 
fishing poles? And why does ESPN, a sports network, show fishing when you 
want to see football? You may figure that fishing doesn't require a great deal 
of hand/eye coordination, nor does it ask its participants to have a fit 
cardiovascular system, so it's not a sport. But try to tell the guys that fish 
Tennessee's Hiawasse River that they aren't sportsmen. 

Jeremy Liu, Jason Liu, and I woke up early Sunday morning. I mean real 
early. Fiveo'clocka.m. Webeatthesuntotheriver.andtriedtorigourfishing 
poles by the dim dome light in the car. I realized that this was where the hand/ 
eye coordination came in. My fingers, numb in the below-freezing cold, were 
bleeding from several puncture holes, courtesy of my Xtra-Sharp Kingfisher 
hooks. Gotta work on that coordination. 

I decided to "work the river." This is fishermanspeak for searching for 
where the fish are staying. I climbed over the rocky bank, and nearly slipped 
in the still-dark waters. So I sat down where 1 fell and threw my line out. Let 
the fish come to me. Soon, twootherguys joined us. They had a real big truck, 
a bunch of fishing equipment, and lots of advice. 

"Shhhhhh! Ya needs to kep shushed or the fish won't come," said one, as 
he stroked his pot belly with a swig of beer. 

"Like the tobacco juice you two keep spitting in the water is attracting 
them!" I shouted back. 

Sure I did. I politely introduced Jason and Jeremy. 

"Liu? Liu? 'At 'airs a puny funny name!" snickered one of our new 
backwoods friends. I figured that they were Hatfields, McCoys, or Clampetts. 

"Uh, my name isSievc Gensolin. That's pronounced with an "H" but spelled 
with a"G." So it sounds like "insulin" with an "E" instead of an "I" and an "H" 
at the beginning." 

He just looked at me. 

Those two fellows probably didn't score too high on their ACTs, but they 
could fish. They pulled in catch after catch, while Jason, Jeremy, and 1 nursed 
our empty hooks and shot them angry looks. 

We didn't caich anything Sunday morning. But when the light broke 
through the clouds (which were dropping the first snow of the season), lighting 
up the fall-colored trees, 1 felt a rush unequalled by any home run I'd hit or 
touchdown I'd scored. We had a great time, chatting and chumming around. 

And we met two great athletes, those Clampett boys. 

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Flagball tournament winds down; no surprises yet 

Bv Steve Gensoun 

The Firs! round of the Flag Football Tournament is 
over, and no surprise winners have risen to unseal the 
top teams. Even though there were a few tight Barnes. 
the teams with the best season records came through. 
The four remaining teams are playing not formoney or 
trophies, but for pride and bragging rights. 

In the tournament's first game, Kroll dealt Team 
Zabolotney one last loss to finish off what had been a 
difficult season for the last place team. Zabolotney 
started off strong in hopes of a worst-to-first story, and 
they kept up with a seemingly lackadaisical Team 
Kroll in the first half. But in the end. Kroll's experi- 
ence at winning paid off. 

Wilson lost to Wood in a hotly contested game two. 
Team Wilson's defense began the game well by shut- 
ting down Wood's first drive. Wilson then took the 

1EF: Ted Evans keeps order and keeps 
larm at the flagball tournament Monday. 
text week, Evans and Steve Jaecks move 
nto the gymnasium to officiate the co-ed 
volleyball season. 

ball on to score the game's first points. But Wood 
managed to fend off Wilson's efforts and counter with 
their own. They held on to their lead to move on to the 

Team Mastrapa found themselves in a familiar pre- 
dicament.TheyfoughlTeam Jones toatightfinish.but 
couldn't pull ahead in the end. A last minute penalty 
gave Jones the extra push they needed to beat Team 
Mastrapa and end their long season. 

Team Callan's John Henline romped for an adrena- 
Ingersoll used Marty Sutton's three interceptions to 
cruise to a win over a talented Team Callan. 

The tournament is capping off what has been a very 
successful football season. The games this year have 
been very competetive, and more importantly, no 
players were seriously hurt. The tournament champi- 
ons will have earned their bragging rights. 

Foote knocks one over 
at volleyball tryouts 
Monday evening as 
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leagues: AA, A, and B. 

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Southern Accent 

November 4, iqmI 

A Brush with 

Bv Shannon Pftman, Guest EDrroRtAUST 

II seems like I've told this story a million times, but I will always need to tell 
it because it's about what God has done for me. 

It all started almost exactly two yean ago when I was teaching English m 
up fora new term. I was in my class for the next term. I planned and tested and 
read study guides to prepare, but Monday didn't turn out the way I had 

With our lesson plans done, a couple teachers and I discovered that the drains 
on our roof were plugged, and a waterfall was flowing down the steps to the 
top floor. After cleaning out the drains, we started to mop up the mess below. 
As the puddles became smaller, our buckets became lighter. Then one guy 
said, "Hey guys, watch this! I'm going to hit a taxi." So as the four of us 
crowded out onto the balcony, he slung the water out. There was just one flaw 
to our plan: we never noticed the power line four feet away. The next thing I 
knew, there was a huge explosion, and I felt myself flying through the air. After 
I landed, I saw steam coming off of everything. My friend who had thrown the 
water was going into convulsions, and I was sure he wasn't going to make it. 
"He's dead,'' I thought to myself as I staggered to my feet and stumbled down 
the stairs for help. 

While we were "rushed" to the hospital (a 45-minute trip), I was still trying 
to bring everything into reality. It all seemed like a bad dream — death and 
sadness — in the middle of my life! I supposed it could happen to me but never 
thought it would. After the morphine kicked in at the hospital, they told me that 
my friend, David, was alive. You don't know how happy I felt . . . and it wasn't 
just the medicine! God saved our lives, and we will always have some scars to 
prove it. 

Every day Jesus saves your life, and He, too has die scars to prove it. Don't 
waste His love by getting too caught up in busy living. Seek His kingdom first, 
and He'll lake care of the rest. 

How often do 

miracles occur today 

compared to Bible 


22% Less 
39% Same 
35% More 

44 apply for missionary service 

By Krishna Fordham 

Our two school nurses. Michelle 
Kelch and Ruth Ashworth. will leave 
Southern College next year for a more 
"primitive" land. 

Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23, Kelch 
and Ashworth rushed to the Call Book 
Fair to check out the options. Student 
Missionaries from Thailand, China, 
Marshall Islands. Korea, andmany other 
places greeted them with booths deco- 
rated like souvenir shops from their 
respective countries. "It was wonder- 
fully done," says Kelch. "I even saw 
some cute marriage ducks in the Ko- 
rean booth." 

Student Missionaries (SMs) fromnine 
different countries showed slides of 
their experiences. "The slides tell so 
much about acountry, like you are right 
there," says Kelch. "New Guinea's 
slides were awesome." 

"We wouldn't mind going there," 
adds Ashworth. "We want to go where 
God leads, hopefully together. We filled 
out applications at the Call Book Fair. 

Ken Rogers said he would 'makeacalU 
for us if need-be, that is, if no calls o 
in for nurses." 

"The booths and the slides were g 
but the thing that impressed me the r 
at the Call Book Fair was the ruin. I 
SMs' attitude," says Kelch. "They arei|l 
so excited and anxious for you ti 
their country. They wished they ci 

the ones planning to go But it' 

to leave the tangible here and head inj 
the unknown. It takes faith" 

At the Call Book Fair, 44 students ha(| 
Norton and Ken Rogers are so supporting 
of everyone. They are pumped up aboil 
mission work and do all they cai 
says Ashworth. "Student Mis 
from Southern are not forgottci 

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n Sabbath, November 

nonal British Broadcasting Corporation radio 
hook-up and an appearance on "Good Morning 
America." This informative and thought -pro vot- 
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Steve and Annie Chapman^ 
perform Sunday night in the church. C 
assembly credit will be given. 

FOOD FAIR: The Collegiate Mi: 

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e Pierson L 

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who says he's discovered The Ark ot the Cov- 
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guest Dec. 1 in Lynn Wood Hall tor Accent- 
Live .. . Wyatt will show his videos and lake 

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November 4, 1993 

Southern Accent 

lieMeistersingers prepare for Middle East Tour 

\ll-male singing group must raise $80, 000 for May multi-nation adventure 

v James Johnson 

[ Only a few years ago, it would have 

i crazy for an American citizen to 

a trip to the Middle East. Too many 

s, too many hostages, too much 

;>er. But the situation has eased 

[omewhat in the last year or so, and 

panics to the interests and influence of 

r. George Babcock (English and Psy- 

[hology Dept. Chairman) in the Middle 

ist, the DieMeistersingers will be tour- 

g the area in May after graduation. 

;cause of the difficulty of bringing 

amen into Moslem countries, Babcock 

kntacted Dr. Robertson, DieMeister's 

r, about the possibility of having 

male chorus tour the area. 

s very excited and very happy," 

Stys Sophomore Matthew Niemeyer, 

[ started to daydream immediately 

tthe trip." 
iThegroupwillbeieavingMay 1 right 
Jfler graduation. The chorus will begin 
in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and 
terform at the American and Italian 

From Saudi Arabia, they will go to 

Egypt under the sponsorship of the Na- 

Bonal Opera Company of Egypt. They 

Jill perform in the Opera House at 

the Seventh-day Adventist 

[hurch in Cairo, and in Alexandria. 

en they will be the guests of the 

n of Jordan and perform at schools 

in Jordan, for the National Conservatory, the Royal 
theater, and the SDA church in Amman. 

The group will also perform in Tel Aviv, as well as 
other areas of Israel, although nothing is specific yet. 

In addition, the U.S. Government would like the 
DieMeistersingers to perform in Damascus, Syria, 
where the U.S. is trying to establish better relations. 
The group will also be performing on National Tele- 
vision in Egypt and Jordan. 

"I'm looking forward to experiencing the different 
cultures that I've never seen before," says Niemeyer. 

About $30,000 of the 580,000 needed has been 
raised from pledges and donations. Each member of 
the organization must raise about $2,000 which 
ers air fare, food, lodging, and other traveling ni 
silies. The DieMeistersingers have already been pho- 
tographed for advertisements in the Middle East 
They will also make tapes and recordings advertfse- 

"It's going to be hard to raise all the money," says 
Freshman Steve Reese. "But it's much less expensive 
than any other overseas trip would cost." 

"The cost is very reasonable for what we're doing," 
adds Niemeyer. 

While the trip looks wonderful to the members of the 
organization, the schedule is still not etched in stone. 
Much of being able to pull off such a trip depends on 
how well these countries are getting along. Dr. 
Robertson assures that "the DieMeistersingers will 
not go where the students would be endangered in any 
way. We will be watching the political situation very 

"It will be a lot of fun," says Reese. "It will give us 
a good chance to witness; perhaps a chance to even 
witness to ourselves." 

ABC presents Christian Music 

Patti's 'Voyage' a 
musical 'Pilgrim's 

By Tobias Bitzer 

Le Voyage is Sandi Patti'smusical version of Bunyon's Pilgrim' sProgi 
Patti's "Christian" is named "Traveler." Traveler begins her voyage to the 
"Homeplace" on a well-travelled road until she is persuaded by "Faithful 
Companion" to pursue a less-travelled path. On this pathway Traveler is 
tested. Long Look Mountain, City of Rest, Forest of Fears, Tenderlands, and 
The Last Great Mountain are places Traveler visits on her journey to 
Homeplace. "Le Voyage is a personal reminder of God's enduring love, 

I penned along the path of righteousness." 

Each song tells a story of Traveler's experiences on Le Voyage. Contem- 
porary with a little classical orchestration woven in is the style of this album. 
This adds to the story, making it great listening for encouragement or 

I entertainment. 

Le Voyage is a solid album. There's a variety of style in the music, which 
adds to the point of the story. In this album, Patti stays away from high notes 

I that at times seemed shrill in her previous albums. The message is one of 
encouragement for the struggles we face everyday. Patti also has a storybook 

I which goes along nicely with this album. 

J U Voyage, distributed by Word, is available at the Adventist Book Center. 

In Other Words . . 

* By Eric Gang 

i for their studies, and could receive 
s punishment 

1. Some students have a serious lack of 
an F withoul compunction. 

Compunction means: a) a casual adherence to ideas o) 
c) a sense of guilt 

2. Since you have no compunction about breaking the law, a policeman stops you and 
asks you why you were speeding. Your answer was unsatisfactory, and he said he 
was amazed at your mendacity. 

Mendacity means: a) excessive arrogance b) lying c) persistence in holding 

3. After a recent student protest, you and your fellow neophytes take umbrage at the 
National Guard troops that subdued you. 

Umbrage means: a) to be offended or injured 

b) to supply a counter accusation c) to have a violent change of feelings 

4. Being a college student means that you welcome all new ideas, but some anti- 
establishment groups are saboteurs. 

Saboteur means: a) meaningless chicanery b) those who do malicious 
damage c) rabble-rousers 

5. You confront your professor one day about your D-minus, and instead of consola- 
tion you witness his asperity. 

Asperity means: a) extreme generosity b) temerity c) harshness 


You are privileged to participate in a theological debate, and the topic was 


Phthartolatry means: a) an affirmation of the Trinity b) a theological 
doctrine of the single nature of Christ c) the theological doctrine of 
Aphthartodocea'sm d) the theological doctrine of the worship of the 
corruptible e) PrisciUianism ptomoaats gonc^fc » 

Southern Accent 

November 4 • 


What theme song describes yourself the best, and why? 

■Thunderstruck. Because I'm 
always having bad luck." 

You Got the Right One I 
s for Jay." 

"Run to You. Each time I think 
of Whitney Houston, I want to 
run to her." 

Clarence Magee 

JR Sociology 

"Get a Haircut and Get a 

Real Job. Because I just 

couldn't hang it with my old I 

job." ] 

Coming Events 

Thursday, Nov. 4 

• Assembly at 11 a.m. in the church 
with Gary Patterson. 

• Wayne Watson attheTivoli. 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 5 

• Vespers at 8 p.m. in the church. 

Saturday, Nov. 6 

• Church service with Gorden Bietz. 

• Evensong at 5:30 p.m. in the church. 
Classic Film Series presents 'The 
Day the Earth Stood Still" at 8 p.m. in 
Ackerman Auditorium. 

Sunday, Nov. 7 

• Steve and Annie Chapman Concert 
at 8 p.m. in the Collegedale Church. 
Double Credit Assembly. 

Monday, Nov. 8 

• Kiwanis Travel and Adventure Film 
Series presents "Brazil— Giant of the 

South" at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial 
Auditorium. 267-6568. 

Tuesday, Nov. 9 

• Sesame Street Live! at Memorial 
Auditorium thru the 10th. 757-5042 

Thursday, Nov. 11 

• Assembly at 11 a.m. in the church by 
World Missions. 

• E.O. Grundset Lecture Series pre 
sents George W. Bentz, Ph.D. dis- 
cussing "Putting the Bite on Jaws: 
Copepods that Parasitize Sharks." 
7:30 in Lynn Wood Auditorium. 

• UTCJazz Bands concert at UTC Fine 
Arts Center. 8 p.m. 755-4269. 

• Chattanooga Symphony and Opera 
Association concert at 8 p.m. at the 
Tivoli. 267-8583. 

• Veteran's Day 

Friday, Nov. 12 

■ Vespers at 8 p.m. in the church by 
World Missions. 

Saturday, Nov. 13 

• Church service with Gorden Biell 

• Evensong at 5:30 in the church. [ 

Sunday, Nov. 14 

• International Food Fair from noo| 
6 p.m. in the church fellowship hi 

• Chattanooga Music Club perform 
Hunter Museum of Art. 2 p.m. 

Monday, Nov. 15 

• Barry Manilow concert at 8 p.rn.1 
Memorial Auditorium. 757-5042J 

Tuesday, Nov. 16 

• Industrial Show at the Trade C 
from noon to 9 p.m. 899-8075 

If you have an item to publicize «| 
Accent, drop it in one otT 
AccentBoxes around campus <J'| 
tact the Accent office at 2721. 

1. Who is touring the Middle 
East in May? 

2. When is the next Blood 

|3. Name two places you can 
receive dating tips from. 

4. Who did Steve Gensoliln go 
fishing with? 
How much did the new 
radio tower cost? 
How many students have 
written to a publication? 

Southern Accent 
Southern College 
P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale. TN 

THE GIFT OF LIFE: Blood donors Tricia Harlan and Rick Johns relax late Tuesday afternoon 
in the Bloodmoblie after donating. Hundreds of Southern students turned out Nov. 16 and 
w in response to Heidi Possinger's need for bone marrow. A leukemia victim, Possinger is 
looking lor a bone marrow match. When tested, each student's bone marrow has a one in 
20,000 chance of matching Heidi's. For more on the search see page 6. 

Money, clothes, 
and support sent 
to Lee following 
dormitory fire 

By Avery McDougle 

Outreach is alive and strong at Souihem 

On November 4, the Student Association 
and Southern College Administration joined 
together to buy $1,598 worth of clothes, 
towels, and soap for Lee College students. 
In addition, Talge and Thatcher Halls con- 
tributed $700 worth of necessities, plus 

Lee College, run by the United Church of 
God, lost its men's dormitory in a fire No- 
vember 4. 

"I really enjoyed helping out," said SA 
President David Beckworth. "Through this 
I learned about Christ's ministry, and how 
He went out to the people." 

The students at Lee College were appre- 

HELPING OUT: Talge Hall RAs 
Matt Wilson and Phillip Fong count 
the residents' donations. 

ciative of Southern College. 

"The whole college is pulling together as 
a Christian family," said Lee College Senior 
Marbi Bipatena. "I never realized how the 
community and students would react to di- 

Bryan Olge, a student at Lee, mentioned 
that "many colleges helped out. The re- 
sponse was overwhelming. I would like to 
personally thank Southern College forgiv- 
ing of themselves." 

"It is great seeing the Lord work," said 
another student at Lee, Darren Miller. "I 
appreciate the sister colleges like Southern 
pulling together in helping us out." 

"God has blessed SA in many ways," said 
Beckworth. "We want to share the same 
blessings to those in need." 


World News 7 

Editorial 8 

Fetures 10 

Missions 11 

Sports 12 

Religion 14 

Arts 16 

Lifestyles 17 


Volleyball, 13 

Food Fair, 14 

Southern Accent 

November 18 ■ 

Campus Notes 

rnakethispartotyourreversewsekend plans? suggestsSASocia v,ce ^y 
McDougle. Ask your favorite guy to join you on Sunday No r. *i 
Thanksgiving dinner and entertainment in the cafeteria. Thfe yea s™ » « 
■Homeward Bound." Don't forget your camera-there will be plenty of great 
KsTSASMRTYiTheSAChnstmasPartyisSunday.Dec seasides an 
open house In each dorm, a -progressive- part that moves all over campus is 
Tanned Prizes will be given lor room decorated in the best Christmas heme. 
FOR THE CHILDREN: Education and nursing majors have been volunteering 
their time every Sunday, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m., at the Community 
Center's Child Care. "I find a lot ol pleasure in making a child smile that looked 
lonely." says Christy Cavins. The students do everything from playing to 
teaching. Many ol the children are tram single-parent homes and are longing 
for someone to take an interesl in them. 1 would really like to have college men 
donate their time," says Gail Williams, director, "because most children don t 
have male role models.' 

IMPROVED PARKING: The long-awaited and needed redesigned parking lot 
at the Collegedale Plaza is now completed. All the lines have been drawn, all 
the markings have been placed, and all the signs have been put up, allowing 
the students and community a larger parking area with less contusion and 
JOBS: Current job openings are posted in the dorms on the bulletin boards and 

on the bulletin board in Wright hall Check there weekly. 
EXAM PASSES: Exam and winter registration passes will be issued in 
December through the student finance office. Your account must be up-to-date 
and your health records must be current in order to receive ihe exam and winter 
registration pass. The winter registration pass does not mean you are fully 
registered; you still need to attend registration. Call the student finance office 
at 2835 for more information. 

SEX ED: Videos on sex education are now available in the Teaching Materials 
Center that warn young people of the effects of premarital sex. The video Why 
Walling is Worth the Wail says lhat 20 out of the 35 sexually transmitted 
diseases are not stopped by contraceptives. 

FANTASY BASKETBALL: The slam dunk fantasy league for Talge Hall 
residents began Friday, Nov. 5. The season is 21 weeks long. Students can 
make up their own team ot superstar players arid follow their statistics 
throughout the season. The point system is based on total points, blocks, 
rebounds, steals, assists, field goal percentage, free throws made, and three 
point shots made for all teams. At the end of the season, April 3, a trophy and 
cap will be awarded to the champion of each league. 
G-MAT DEADLINE: The application deadline for the G-MAT (Graduate Man- 
agement Admissions Test) is Nov. 30. Call Suzy Evans at 2782 for more 

AHPT DEADLINE: The application for the Allied Health Professionals Test I 
deadline is Dec. 3. Call Suzy Evans at 2782 for more information. 
MYSTERY MEAT: What is in this food? How much sodium or cholesterol does I 
this entree have? How many calories are in this cobbler? Questions like these 
will soon be answered. Earl Evans. Food Services Director says, "In the future 
the cafe will begin to post labels on the decks. These labels will assist the 
students in balancing their diet." 

MEMBERSHIP CARDS FOR A CLUB? The Canadian Club is using them to 
boost participation and attendance. The card looks similar to a student ID card, 
with the name, picture, and club emblem— a beaver on top of a maple leaf. But 
the back side of the card has something far different than a magnetic strip. 
Instead are listed the names of 13 different businesses who have agreed to 
cooperate with the club. Every time a club member makes a purchase and 
shows the card, he gets a discount. Businesses range from El Meson to Diana's 
Hallmark. Most ol the discounts are 1 0% off purchase price, but some include 
a special price for certain merchandise. Besides the card, some businesses 
including Petro's, Olive Garden, and Regis Hairstylists, have given coupons to 
the club. These will be distributed at club activities. 

All this works together to encourage club members to attend activities. 
Coupons will only be given to people who show up for meetings and functions 
and membership cards-^th their valuable savings— will only be given to 
members after Ihey participate in some club activities. 

Club Prime Minister Kerry Haggkvist says that many different managers 
expressed their desire for the whole college to participate in a program like this 
"Even though some chain stores couldn't participate because ot company 
policies, every manager told me how great they thought the whole plan was— 
they jusl wish I was working with more than 50 students." The card is a good 
way for managers lo get store loyalty among customers because the students 
would shop at one store over another just to get the discount 
SENIORSGETRECOGNITION: Nine Journalism/Communication seniors are 
nominated lo receive the National Collegiate Communication Arts award A 
brochure put out by the United States Achievement Academy says 'The 
purpose ol the UCCAA award is to pay tribute lo the devotion and contributions 
of these outstanding sludents " They are: Melia Boyson. Hank Krumholz Mike 

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Florida hospitals invite nursing students to 
Bnish degree while working 

BvHeabv Dixon 

Routhem's Nursing Department has 
^Td news for students looking to work 
Ipiirsue their B.S. at the same time, 
ling in January, the nursing de- 
cent will be opening a new site in 
n denton. FL, for the employees of 
MSa L.W. Blake Hospital. This will 
mble RNs in that area to complete the 
^Ralaureate degree in nursing while 
^Bwork. Linda Marlowe, Admissions 
^BProgressions Coordinator of Nurs- 
^fl calls it "sort of an on-the-job train- 

^Ruthem College's nursing program 
^Rapproached early in the school year 
il administration. An employee 

of HCA L.W. Blake Hospital was fa- 
miliar with the program that Southern 
offers to RNs in the Chattanooga area 
and recommended that Southern be in- 
vited to do the same in Florida. 

This new program will be adminis- 
tered under the Orlando Center, which 
will offer the B.S. in nursing to Florida 
Hospital RNs as well as to RNs in the 
area. Already there are over 40 appli- 
cants for the Brandenton site, and a 
second site in the Bayonet Point/Hudson 
area will open in Fall 1995. 

Southern will also offer evening 
courses for a B.S. degree in Nursing 
starting this January here in Collegedale. 

"This will really be a benefit to work- 
ing nurses who still go to school," says 

Katie Lamb, chairperson of the nursing 
department. "The students will only need 
to take a load of six hours a semester, 
and the degree can be completed in two 
full years." 

Southern will benefit from these op- 
portunities in many ways. "It will in- 
crease the size of the student body, it 
will offer wider exposure for the col- 
lege, and it will grant us the satisfaction 
of helping people achieve their goals," 
states Mrs. Marlowe. "They trust South- 
em College to promote this idea, and 
that looks good for the college. It's re- 
ally a vote of confidence for our school 
that hospitals would ask Southern to 

$3.9 million science center 
no longer just a dream 

IcClarty: Building will be ready in two years 

|(elly Mapes 

ter four years of planning 
^mvo years of raising money, 
S'uund breaking for [he new 
I ffice building has happened. 
H>k place Friday, Oct. 29, 

Hwnew science building that 
Bttmbine biology, chemis- 
HKomputer science and tech- 
Hp. physics, engineering, 
Hplathemalics "will be com- 
Mm in two years." says Jack 
BBMy. who is in charge of 
■gopment. All but $100,000 
■> estimated $3.9 million 
|f™ collected. The donors 
Project include: major I 
'lions, 58 corporations and 
sses, administration and H 
have one third of the .' * " 
m hand and two thirds »~v -v 

says McCIarty. "Our I 
lhat students and parents won't 
huy the new building." 
■normal cost for a building like this 
5 per square foot," says Dale 
' chairman of the building com- 
but we are planning to do it for 
a square foot." 
«w building will be about 50,000 
fct, double that of the current 
s <luare feet of Hackman and 
combined. There will be three 
iace r ™ for physics and computer 
ta,7' J MC0 " d for bi °logy, and third for 
lP d chemistry. 


"Like charges repel, and unlike 
charges attract. The gay com- 
munity doesn't like that." 
—Professor Orville Bignall. to 
his physics class. 

"I'm hyperoxylating." 
—Jared Harris, after blowing on 
a campfire during the Biology 
Club campout. (He meant 
'hyperventilating. ') 

"I'd be in the General Confer- 

—Pastor Gordon Beitz, when 
asked by Elder Gary Patterson 
where hed be after baptizing 
120,000 In three days. 

"I know if s hard to believe that 
I'd talk in class, but trust me." 
— English Professor Wilms 
McCIarty, on her days as a 

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The new building will be located at 
the old tabernacle site. It will be a 
southern-style building with the main 
entrance facing east, toward Spalding 
Elementary. The entrance that will be 
used the most will face north, toward 
the nursing building. The first and sec- 
ond floors will be 180' by 1 14' and the 
third floor will be 162' by 1 14'. Indus- 
trial Dr. will be re-routed to intersect 
with Momingside Dr. and White Oak 
Dr. There will be a total of 62 parking 
spaces available. The main parking lot 

will be on the south side, with a small 
teacher/handicap lot on the west side. 

Preparation for the new building has 
already started with "the installation of 
the major drainage system and the re- 
moval of trees at the construction site," 
says Charles Lacey, supervisor of the 
grounds department. "And we are in 
process of installing a secondary drain- 
age system, along with filling and com- 
pacting the base for the relocated road, 
and moving concrete sidewalks from 

—Business professor Richard 
Erickson, on Gore's feisty 
performance in the NAFTA 

"Just be glad she didn't bring 
home Chelsea." 
—Andy Nash to Dean Stan 
Hobbs, who was a bit miffed 
that his wife brought home a 
"Sox the Cat" stuffed animal for 
their daughter, Katelynn. 

"Come in — friend or enema?" 
—Biology professor Bill Hayes, 
hearing a knock at his office 

"I'm not motivated by money; I 

work for Adventists." 

— Men's Dean Dennis Negron. 

"The ultimate wake-up call." 
— Hank Krumholz. after Satur- 
day afternoon's fire alarm in 
Talge Hall. 

"My ovaries don't look so good." 
—Biology Professor Stephen 
Nyirady, on a sketch he was 
drawing for his ASP class. 

"An ingenuous and perverse 


—History Professor Ben 

McArthur, on the economics of 

his Visa card. 

"Have mercyl" 

— Brian Tucker's written expla- 
nation for being late to the dorm 
Saturday night. 

"I slept on the widest double 
bed IVe ever seen. It was wider 
than it was long." 
—Religion Professor Ron du 
Preez, on the hotel where he 
stayed during a conference on 

"Maybe you slept on it the 

wrong way." 

— A student, in response. 

"Come to think of it — maybe 
that bed was made for polyga- 

Southern Accent 

November 18 1 

Consumer Behavior 
class examines garbage 
reveals lifestyles 

It's ml a 'iraste'of lime, says Sautter 

By Angi Ascheh 

Southern students team by digging 
through trash. 

Vinita Sauder's Consumer Behavior 
class is in the middle of a garbology 
project. They are studyingofherpeople's 
garbage to learn about different lifestyle 

"I didn't think garbage collectors 
needed a college education." says Jun- 
ior Rob Howell, a student in the class. 

Students at UTC had collected gar- 
bage from five different Chattanooga 
"This garbage is now mine." says Sau- 
der. "It is clean garbage." The trash has 
been pre-treated. 

Sifting through the garbage, Sauder's 
students look for details about each 
household. The information they seek 
includes social class, member ages, in- 
come levels, education levels, and buy- 
ing habits. 

Large companies hire garbologists to 
study these details as well as trends in 
ethnic group differences, media usage 
patterns, and the use of free samples 
and coupons. 

A large company like Frito Lay runs 
a series of coupons in a local newspa- 
per. They hire an in-house garbologist 
to study this community's trashed cou- 
pons. From this information, they know 
what is likely to sell there. "People lend 
to lie on surveys about junk food, alco- 
hol, and cigarettes, but their garbage 
doesn't lie," says Sauder. 

In an article for National Geographic, 
Peter While says, "Archeologists study 
ancient garbage to leam about paslcivi- 
lizations. Garbology is a very success- 
ful way to study American consumer 
behavior. We are what we throw away— 
there is a goldmine of data to pick 

TRASH TALK: Jennifer Bandel, Jennifer Sprulll, and Robyl 
Bradford (above), and Randy Bishop and Brent Harper f 
through the refuse. Bandel says she hasn't done this sincest 
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Southern Accent 

WSMC playing musical jobs: It's Walter to engineer, Landrum 
to general manager, and Lemon to programmer 

■y Renee Roth 

^KVith Dan Landrum as the new Gen- 
H] Manager of WSMC, Doug Walter, 
^■previous manager, has been freed to 
Hume his full-time engineering posi- 
^Hi. The switch has given rise to talk of 
^^mjtroversy, but both Landrum and 
^Blter claim the rumors are unfounded, 
Hting that the job changes are simply 
Ma better distribution of the talents of 
WSMC personnel. 

■Anytime there's a staff change people 
sian talking about who did what wrong. 
That should not be the case here," says 
^Rdrum. The decision was the result of 
Meeting involving the college admin- 
Btion and the WSMC guidance board 
^uscuss the current state of affairs at 
^BMC. According to Gordon Bietz, 
^Brman of the board, "Given present 
Stands for engineering time and long 
H>e new plans it seems appropriate for 
^Bg Walter to spend more time in his 
Hi of work which is as Chief Engineer 
■ WSMC." 

Now that Landrum has taken the posi- 

^■of General Manager, Walter, previ- 

^Ey both General Manager and Chief 

IBaneer, will assume only the duties of 

Chid Engineer. Landrum relates that 

Hug is a close friend of mine and it 

^ffionly after he convinced me that this 

^ffiyhat he really wanted that I was ready 

T) accept the position of manager. Since 

Doug Walter 

we both are close, this change has been 

When asked how he felt about the 
change, Walter replies, "I have mixed 
feelings of course, but it's good for the 
station and for me." Walter had some 
internal bleeding during the past few 
weeks which he believed might be stress- 
related. However, he has recovered and 
is now able to resume his duties at 

When asked if there were any notice- 
able changes at the station so far, James 
Nelson, a student announcer, says, 
"Dan's a lot more busy now. Being 

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early yet to tell if this will be a good 
change or not. 1 certainly hope that the 
new management changes will further 
the growth of the station, not only forthe 
community but for the college as well." 
A final statement about the job change 
came from Landrum. "We hope the dtle 
changes will help us all concentrate on 
our strengths, continue to refine and 
improve WSMC, and make each of us 
better employees for Southern College." 


Which tower is it? 

By Renee Roth 

If you're wondering whether or 
not the new tower on the ridge 
behind Brock Hall is WSMC's 
long awaited broadcast tower, 
it's not. Jeff Lemon, marketing/ 
programs director for WSMC, 
says that several people have 
been asking him what the new 
little tower immediately behind 
Brock Hall is. 

According to Lemon, the little 
tower with the constantly glow- 
ing red light on top will be a relay 
center for the new signal path. 
The program material from 
WSMC's studios is currently sent 
via cable to the roof of Brock 
Hall, where the signal is then 
microwaved to the old tower on 
White Oak Mountain. 

Lemon relates that because 
White Oak will be in the way of a 
line-of-sight beam from the top 
of Brock Hall to the new tower, 
the sending antenna on the Brock 
Hall roof will be turned toward a 
receiving antenna on the new, 
little tower, which will then relay 
the signal on to FM 90.5's new 
broadcast tower. 

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Southern Accent 

November 18, ml 

"I'm okay, I'm okay, I'm 

okay." -Jimiw Car,a "<""' atter ' a ""'" 9 ,hree Sepafa ' e """* wWte 9lV/ns bloo J 

Hundreds register as bone marrow donors; Possinger waits 

By Fab Vatel 

The search for Soulhera Alumna Heidi Possinger's 
biood type is still on. Throughout the pa* two weeks 
Southemstudents have been informed about differed 
types of bone marrow diseases and also have be 
encouraged through various worship forums to share 
a bit of themselves while giving the gift of prolonged 
life. "1 think that more people should be aware of the 
d,sease in general." says Freshman Tonya Seitz about 
the bone marrow diseases. "It should have a positive 
effect on someone's life." Although she is unable to 
give blood. Seitz (a diabetic) says that she was espe- 
cially touched by the appeals for blood because she 
might need blood one day herself. 

The blood drives, which lasted two days, were set up 
outside of Wright Hall in the Bloodmobile and inside 
the Student Center. Participating students and teachers 
signed consent forms allowing Blood Assurance (in 
association with the Donor Program) to test the col- 
lected blood sample for its bone marrow type. "I feel 
there is a need for blood, so I don't mind helping if I 
can," says Junior Jennifer Thielen. 

The process of finding a match for Possinger may 
take several weeks. The HLA ( Human Leukocyte 
Antigen), collected from the students will go straight 
to a Roche Bloodmedical Lab. From there, the blood 
is sampled. Next, the HLAs are saved on a computer 
diskette. This diskette, which contains hundreds of 
HLAs, is then sent to the National Donor Program to 
be stored for further observation. 

Meanwhile Possinger patiently waits in her third 
month of searching. "She'sinthefirstrernission." says 
Collegiate Missions Director Alyssa McCurdy. "She 
needs a transplant because her white blood cell count 
is so low." Possinger was diagnosed with the disease 
in May and needs a perfect six antigen to match. 

dents could have their 
bone marrowtype checked 
in both the Bloodmobile 
and the Student Center. 
(Pictured right: Nurse 
Cindy Dodson takes two 
viles' worth from junior 
nursing student Cindy 
Dodson.) The bone mar- 
row process only took a 
few minutes. The results 
will be ready in a couple 

November 18, 1993 

OK, I'll 
tell you 

■ was amazed last week as Chris Stokes {Accent photographer) and I asked 
■lents and faculty about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 
■st of those we talked to didn't even know what NAFTA was. Previous poll results 
He shown a less-than-average student awareness of current news events. But on 
■ssue that directly affects U.S. employment and economic strength, I was sure 
■ege students would show more interest. After all, the likelihood of getting a job 
Hr college hinges on the state of our economy. 

^■fortunately, most of us continue to show that we don't believe world or 
Honal events affect us or that they should. But the result of Congress' NAFTA 
will affect us, like so many other events that pass us by. 

about NAFTA? You don't know? I'll tell you. NAFTA is good for our 

JAFTA sets up a free-trade zone between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 
tenily. a 13% tariff exists on some products we manufacture in America and sell 
i. So if I want to sell a $10 jar of peanut butter in Mexico I am charged an 
a $ 1 ,30. NAFTA allows me to sell that jar in Mexico without paying the $ 1 .30 

'AFT A encourages me to sell more in Mexico because I don't have to pay the 
$1.30. Mexico, then, buys more. I, in turn, manufacture more. To do so 1 need 
help. So I hire more people to manufacture my peanut butter. Jobs are created, 
booms, the market expands, unemployment decreases, and the economy 

iher benefits also come with NAFTA's passage. It sets a precedent that might 

trade markets open up around the world. It helps stabilize the already shaky 

itic government of Mexican President Carlos Salinas. Salinas supports 

A and is opposed by those against his democratic reform attempts. A NAFTA 

munition for Salina's enemies. 

'erhaps most importantly, NAFTA's passage answers a fundamental question. 

to preserve a policy of active interaction with the world or follow a 

leciiomst policy that looks inward? NAFTA says we should not cower with fear 

the competition and capitalistic notions our country was founded upon. 

; ago, the House voted on NAFTA's passage. Do you know what 

ipened? Maybe you should watch CNN headline news for three minutes, listen 

'R for two minutes, read the headlines of today's Chattanooga Times, or read 

■lews summaries opposite this editorial. Find out if NAFTA was passed. Because 

Bill affect you. 

'There's been some talk that Dr. Sahly may move the college down to 
Montemorelos." -History Professor Ben McArthur, on the impact of NAFTA. 

NAFTA VOTE: After months of in- 
tense debate over passage of the 
North American Free Trade Agree- 
ment, the House voted 234-200 
Wednesday night in its favor. A half 
hour after the vote. President Clin- 
ton spoke to the nation from the 
White House. Clinton praised his 
staff and the House for their hard 
work in getting NAFTA passed. 1 32 
of 175 Republicans and 102 of 158 
Democrats voted for the historic 
agreement. NAFTA now goes to the 
Senate, where it is expected to pass 

BRADY BILL: At the Capital last 
week, the House passed the Brady 
Bill by a vote of 238 to 1 89. The bill 
requires a five-day waiting period 
and a mandatory background check 
before purchasing a handgun. De- 
bate will now move to the Senate. 

REAL PEACE? Despite the recent 
Israeli-PLO Peace Agreement, fight- 
ing between the two parties contin- 
ues. Last week Palestinian gunmen 
shot at the car of a leader of Jewish 
settlers, killing the driver and wound- 
ing the leader. 

CAMPAIGN FRAUD: After winning 
every local and state election since 
Clinton's presidency, Republicans fi- 
nally ran into trouble last week. Ed 
Rollins, campaign managerfor newly 
elected New Jersey Republican Gov- 
ernor Christin Todd Whitman, re- 
vealed that the black vote in New 
Jersey was "suppressed" with 
$500,000 in cash. Amidst denials 
from several leading Republicans, 
an investigation into the accusations 
has begun. 

ethnic fighting continues to destroy 
life and ravage land as an end to the 
bloody war remains distant. With the 
coming of winter, many fear that sev- 
eral million more lives will be lost. 

President Boris Yeltsin revealed his 
new Russian constitution last week. 
Among other provisions, the constitu- 
tion would establish freedom of 
speech, freedom of religion, and the 
right to own property. A vote on its 
acceptance will take place December 

— Compiled by David Bryan. 

Do you support 
passage of NAFTA? 

37% Yes 
28% No 
36% Don't Know 

Do you support passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement? 

>. The U.S. will lose jobs. 

Michael Feldbusch 
SO Accounting 

"Yes. It will create more U.S. jobs." "Yes. If the American worker is strong. "No. It's easier for a larger nation to 
honest, and hardworking wo h.ive noihing exploit a smaller one. The Mexican 
Monica Delong to ^ ear ^ Tom an °P en oort]er - Competition worker may be exploited at the cost of 
FR Accounting is wnat ma<,e lhis countr y-' jobs in both Canada and the U.S." 
Victor Czerkasij Elaine Egbert 

Recruitment Office Manager, Talge Hall 


Southern Accent 


Family Thais 

/ ^ l My two most super favorite places in the world are 

Minncsou and rhailand. which I realize is an unbelievably 
shocking combination as Minnesota and Thailand have 
very little in common. For example, Thailand is a kingdom . 
and Minnesota is not Thai people speak Thai, and Minne- 
sotans speak Minnesotan. And Thailand has two syllables 
and begins with a T.' whereas Minnesota has four syllables 
and beings with an 'M.' There are some other differences 
between Thailand and Minnesota as well, but I don't have 
two weeks to tell you about them. 

The reason that I love Thailand and Minnesota so much 
is not because they look so great on postcards (which they 
do), or because I just love being really, really hot or really, 
really cold (which they are), but because of the good 
moments shared at these places with a few very special 
people in my life. 

The first group of very special people in my life goes by 
the name of Family. Surprise! Family consists of Chuck, 
Michelle, Angel, and whichever pet hasn ' t been run over by 
a lawnmower or a run away vacuum at the time. (We once 
had a ferret named Romeo who one morning was nowhere 
to be found, which wasn't all bad because he was kind of 
slinky and gross anyway, and it was fun to run around in the 
yard and yell, "Romeo! Romeo! Where art thou, Romeo?") 

When Family and I lived in Minnesota, we did many 

incredible things together. We took Sabbath walks to the 
ir , ck , her. Angel alw.yshadlotcarsometurtlcawayfTom 
its family and bring it to her room. We rode our three- 
,Uieelers on snow traUs, except thai Dad always had tomala 
"new better trails," which usually meant we spent half the 
day rocking our three-wheelers back and forth in 18 feet of 
powder, causing Mom to break into the type of laughter that 
made her helpless and us angry, but somehow a mug of hot 
chocolate and a fire perfect for Monopoly made us all 
friends once again. And we cruised back and forth on Lake 
Melissa in our boat, behind which 1 skied and Angel and her 
friends tubed, and the people up and down the shore smiled 
and waved to us as we sped by. At least most of them did. 

The second group of very special people in my life, my 
friends in Thailand, have never been in a speedboat before. 
But they also like to smile and wave, and can you believe it? 
They have families, too! 

When I lived in Thailand, my Thai friends and 1 did some 
equally incredible things together. For example, sometimes 
we even had— are you ready for this?— conversations! 

"What is my name?" a Thai man asked, a bit confused. 

"Your name is Andy," I said. 

"Yes, yes," said the Thai man, 

"It's a pleasure to meet me," I said. 

"Yes, yes," said the Thai man. 

But, in fairness, many of my Thai friends spokel 
quite well, and one of them was a 1 9-year-old gtil J 
Yok, who just happened to be my best friend. Yok] 
basicallyouryear-longtourguide, and she showed ui 
to find things that we might find a need for, suchasfowfl 
only after she had showed us some other important* 
such as her father's shop, her uncle's shop, her otherto 
shop, her grandma'sshop, her friend'sgrandma'sshopil 
her friend's grandma's friend's shop, 

Iquickly noticed that Yok. like me, was both prouder! 
thankful for her family. I saw her street shopping often 
her mother, and she loved to "just be home" with her J 
and brother. 

And so I was especially saddened to team lasi wtttl 
Yok's brother, who's my age, had just died. Howia 
she must feel, I thought for a few days. Then, lasifiji 
night, I called her at home in Thailand. 

"How are you, Yok?" I asked her. 

She said she was fine, and she tried to cheer mf up,! 
always did. But I knew she was hurting for the chancel! 
her brother again and tell him how much she lovedhiaj 
why must it always take a tragedy for us to renST 
perspective and be thankful for what we do have? : 
Mom, Dad, Angel, and Yok: I love you guys. 



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Assistant Editor 

Rick Mann 

Layout Editor 

Ellen S. Roberts 

World News Editor 

David Bryan 

Sports Editor 

N. Steve Gensolin 

Religion Editor 

Daniel Nvirady 

Missions Editor 

Cynthia Antolin 

Lifestyles Editor 

Heather Brannan 


Andrew C. Nash 


Stacy Spaulding 


Bryan Fowler 

Matthew Niemeyer 

Chris Stokes 

Graphic Artist 

Jason Wilhelm 

Ad Manager 

Calvin Simmons 


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[November 18, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Confessions of a Nouveau Christian Activist 

By James Drrres 

My life has taken several important turns in the last 
two months. I proposed to my new fiancee September 
23. 1 taught my first freshman English class at Ooltewah 
High School October 7, But the most revolutionary turn 
occured five weeks ago in the baby steps I took as a 
nouveau Christian activist. 

Becoming a Christian activist is rather simple: start 
with Matthew 5 and 6. It's amazing to me how such 
simple themes like mercy, meekness and peacemaking 
have been perverted in our Christian society today. 
These aren't ideas that might work someday on another 
planet. Christ's Sermon on the Mount is a manifesto — 
a list of ideas which were intended to turn society upside 
down — and would today if it were taken seriously. 
Three themes are advanced in the Beatitudes: humility 
(meekness), peace, and justice (mercy). Humility is 
something that comes only from an understanding of 
Christ's perfect example. But peace and justice, when 
ignored, should come from outspoken Christians who 
iare willing to 'stand for the right.* 
' With this in mind, I became an activist this year. No 
one on campus was fooled by the No Parking zone that 
went up across from the college a month ago. Dr. 
Hanson's protest against McKee Foods had gone on for 

five months, and few even noticed him anymore. But when 
the laws of the city of Collegedale were used to move 
Hanson out, I had to speak up. This wasn't about junk food 
anymore, the college and thecity had made it a cause against 
Dr. Hanson's rights of free speech. 

My first reaction was to violate the No Parking zone. Ihad 
visions of a park-in, TV cameras and protest songs. (When 
Jesus was confronted by unjust laws. He openly broke 
them— healing on the Sabbath, for instance.) Then I got 
some good advice. I wrote a letter instead. The letter, signed 
by "Christians for Peace and Justice" (myself, Greg Camp 
and Sean Rosas) identified the city's problems with Dr. 
Hanson, stated our complaint, and made several demands: 
remove the parking signs, denounce the vandalism and theft 
against Dr. Hanson, and make an city ordinance to deal with 
presentandfutureprotestsormarches. Governments should 
have better ways of dealing with protesters than with No 
Parking zones. 

The response was overwhelming. Greg, Sean and I were 
threatened with suspension. We were told that any outspo- 
ken actions would be viewed as a "behavior problem.' The 
city commission, to whom we directed our complaint, lied. 
They had never known of a protester across from the 
college, they said, norhad they consulted with the college in 
setting up a No Parking zone. Actually the commission had 
spent 25 minutes in the previous meeting discussing ways to 

rid themselves of Dr. Hanson, and the mayor himself 
had gone to Dr. Sahly's office to talk with him about the 
problem. Finally, I learned that my outspokenness on 
behalf of Mr. Hanson would be viewed negatively on 
job references. No kick in the pants hurts like the one 
directed at the wallet. I gave up on the next phase of my 
efforts: circulating the breaking story to local newspa- 
pers, TV stations and the international Adventist grape- 
It's hard to keep activism on a purely Christian level 
when the mountain that won 't move turns out to be the 
Adventist college establishment. Believe me, it's a 
faith-shattering experience. But one can only move on. 
The Christian faith is a journey which allows little time 
to stop and wait for wounds to heal. I am focused on the 
next challenge in the path, which may prove to be much 
tougher than a No Parking zone and a man in a safari 

I still attend city commission meetings. I chuckle at 
the newer problems the college and the city now face 
from their mishandling of Dr. Hanson. I still hold my 
Christian ideals for peace and justice very dean and I 
long to find an environment where those views will be 
respected and encouraged. For now, I am left to learn 
from my actions during this crusade and let the lessons 
guide me in future endeavors. 

Thanks from Indonesia 

Let me tell you what you have done. 600+ students at one 
of the Adventist schools in Bandung were out of water. One 
morning when I took the boys to school, the principal took 
me out to the well and showed me that the pump was broken 
yet again, causing there to be little or no sanitation. There 
was no money. Elder KR Davis was here at the time, so the 
two of us went downtown and looked at some pumps. We 
bought a good one that would last longer than the previous cost $364.39. 

While KR was here, he went to the countryside with 
myself and the Aakko's (Karen and Eric) who graduated 
from SC last year, and are now here working. We stopped 
by a small shack to visit an old man that I knew sold 
chickens. I wanted KR and the Aakkos to see how much this 
old man loved his chickens. But the old man was sick. The 
next day KR and I went back to check on him again. He was 
much worse, and unable to get up. He had no family, but the 
villagers all were concerned about him. I told him that we'd 
take him in to the hospital. We did. He was in the hospital 
Hfeight days. It cost $72. 15. 

A young Moslem who lives in a small village near our 
house has a wife and son. His father died when he was in the 
third grade and he has never been able to get an education 
past that. His name is Widi (pronounced Weedy). He is our 
gardener. He told me one day that there is no future for him. 
He can not earn but about $35.00 per month. Jeri (my wife) 
and I talked about it and decided to put him into driving 
school. Here one needs driving school as the cost of school 
rs the cost of a license. He's been driving five days 

W. and is the happiest weed around. It cost $56.00. 

gulus, a student from Irian Jaya, is attending the Adven- 
which is about 15 miles away. Last week he 
our front door at about 5:30 in the evening. He 
""Id me that he had run out of money for bath and laundry 
"»p. He had no pencils or books for school. He seemed to 
■wing trouble with the Student Finance office in getting 
*** money off of his account. A family in California had 
Promised to sponsor him, and I had been sending checks up 
\ ^ lh 5 colle geforhim,butsomehow,thecollegewasnotable 

fiive him any of the money for these personal things. I 
gave him 1 5,000 Rupiahs. or $7.08. 

A drivers license, clean clothes, a hospital bill fora lonely 
1 JHEF 1 - and water for more than 600 students. Those were 
^Up 5 mat "ad built up. Our wages of $ 1 1 2.00 per month 
I t seem like enough! to do anything so I had been 

"'HP 8 thinES on lhe Visa card - Tnefl on Friday ' ' came 

?BHr 0rm a ""P t0 Jakarta, and found a FAX waiting for me 
' i WR 10Spital slatin 8 toa' lhe SA of Southern College had 
^HffJSOO.OO in our account in Collegedale. You paid for 

y,j ll WI.That'swhat you've done. 
"°* bless you, each one 

Campus Security 



This latest development in the Hanson/free speech issue 
raises some serious questions that need to be addressed. 
That Campus Safety would act in such a criminal way with 
the instruction of its leadership not only damages that 
department's credibility, but hurts the school's image as 
well. The trial on Dec. 1 can only exacerbate the situation 
since it will probably be widely covered by the local written 

This is just the latest, albeit the most serious, of a string of 
actions and trends involving Campus Safety during the last 
several years that are unpopular with both faculty and 
students. Many new parking restrictions, countless thou- 
sands of parking tickets (sometimes given out of Safety's 
jurisdiction), and other actions have had a significant nega- 
tive impacton school spirit. They have also helped create an 
oppressive atmosphere that is unconducive to the intellectu- 
ally stimulating mood that should exist at all institutions of 

The entire role of Campus Safety, including the actions 
and attitudes of its leadership, should be rigorously scruti- 
nized and the appropriate changes made. What guiding 
philosophy and attitudes existed to make Safety's leader- 
ship think it could rightly commit this criminal act? The 
unquestioned fact that all organizations on the campus are 
expected to uphold Christian values (which includes not 
breaking laws) stands as a strong reprimand of Campus 
Safety's behavior. 

There can, however, be one positive and much-needed 
result of this attempt at free speech limitation: CHANGE. 

Jeffrey C. Kovalski 

Thanks, Gramp 

1 recently received the Oct. 22 issue of your paper. It came 
at the same time as the Adventist Review. I hold the Review 
high on my priority list of reading material but it had to take 
second place until I had read the Accent from cover to cover. 
That I'm well-acquainted with the editor affects my judg- 
ment a little, but I can honestly say that the Accent comes as 
close to reflecting the pulse of the Adventist church as any 
other journal I've read. In only a few short years you and 
your peers will be providing the leadership for our denomi- 
nation. The issues your school community is dealing with 
are similar to the issues the so called "adult" members are 
dealing with. There is a marked difference however: your 
youth permits a fresher view and an unbiased approach. 

I commend you and your staff for the fine job you are 
doing. Keep up the good work, haveagreat year, andalways 
remember: "Who knoweth whether thou art come to the 
kingdom for such a time as this." 

Alumni Weekend and Vietnam 

Twenty-three years ago I got off a plane near Seattle, 
Washington, and found out from a group of young people 
that I was a "baby killer," "war monger." and "murderer." 
I dodged a few thrown objects, then headed for a bus to take 
me to Ft. Lewis. That was my welcome home from Vietnam. 
After my discharge, I got married and returned to South- 
em to finish up a degree in Business Administration. Upon 
graduation in the spring of 1972, I entered the world of 
making a living, and proceeded to get on with my life. 

Last weekend we returned to Southern as Alumni for the 
opportunity to meet old friends (and of course to visit our 
daughter Jessica), and to keep up with the latest changes on 
the campus. On Sabbath afternoon I decided to go to the gym 
to listen to a special speaker, but did not arrive until well into 
the propam. I sat down in the back of the gym and almost 
immediately the speaker began talking about the Vietnam 
vets, and how many had gone without any recognition of 
what they had been through. He then, with obvious emotion, 
asked for those veterans to stand and make their way to the 
front of the gym. 

It'shard todescribe how we felt as we stood and made that 
long walk in front of so many people. Then the entire 
audience rose to their feet and began clapping as we came 
forward, and I found myself unable to speak (a condition 
anyone who knows me will attest to is unheard of). Fortu- 
nately we were not asked to say anything, but fighting back 
tears (somewhat unsuccessfully), we did join in singing God 
Bless America with the audience. 

It took twenty-three years for me to feel that the sacrifices 
made so far away had not gone unrecognized, but on that 
Alumni weekend I felt that I had finally come home. 

Thank you for that gift! 

Some encouraging words 

This is it — this is the year for the best Accent ever! It is 
obvious many, many hours are spent on each and every 
article. I'm an avid reader on local and national events and 
find your paper covers all the bases as well as front news 
events right on campus, plus great artwork and layout. 

No matter how you're hassled — be it administration, 
student body, or whatever — always ask what God would 
do. Your paper reflects the Christian approach in most all I 

Keep those subscriptions coming for I always look for- 
ward to reading it from cover to cover. 

'These are incredible times and events we are witness- 
ing." Keep up the great work — you are and will make this 
world a better place! 

1 Jjjg Martin (former SC recruiter) 

Southern Accent 


November 18, 1993 1 


. . into darkness 

James Mson reflects on a year iv/f/i yoice of Hope /n Russia 

By Kris Jones 

After generations of surrounding its 

,->^ people in the darkness of Commu- 

*■ J nism, Russiaopened its reluctant doors 

to influences from the West. One of 

these was James Nelson. 

With a starting salary of $ 1 a month 
and a Russian vocabulary consisting 
castingmajor.leftforthe Soviet Union 
March 3, 1991. 

The first student missionary from 
Southern College to travel to Russia, 
Nelson was expected to teach En- 
glish. "I thought I would be leaching 
adults," he says. Instead, he found his 
classroom filled with little faces. "I 
felt like Arnold Schwartzenager in 
'Kindergarten Cop,'" laughs Nelson, 
"only smaller." 

His teaching position lasted only 
four months. Then the Director of the 
Adventist Media Center, the "Voice 
of Hope," drafted him to help with the 
construction of the radio station, de- 
signing recording studios, being stu- 
dio director, networking computers, 
and other jobs dealing with i 

BACK HOME: Nelson now works for WSMC. 

"Actually, Communism did a won- 
derful thing for communication," pro- 
poses Nelson. "Every home has a box 
on their wall with two or three radio 
stations piped in. Adventist World 
Radio broadcasts on two, with daily 
programsonone and weekly on both." 
It does this by working with stations 
that originally jammed western sta- 
tions to prevent their influences. Now 
they use their towers to reach a poten- 

tial audienceof the entire Soviet Union, 
85 other Russian -speaking countries, 
China, Africa, and the Middle East. 

"The people are very receptive to 
the message," Nelson emphasizes. 
"They want it. They recognize some- 
thing is missing." 

The station receives 500 letters a 
day from listeners asking about Chris- 
tianity . "One girl wrote that hermother 
ridiculed her. Yet, she wanted more 
books," says Nelson, marveling at such 
a determined people. 

"It's the people that leave a lasting 
impression. They're cautious from liv- 
ing in Communism, harsh conditions, 
and harsh weather. But they have an 

innate love of art and music, and are 
very friendly once you know them." 

"The weather had a great impact on 
me as well," chuckles Nelson, "literally. 
It was often 1 5 or 20 degrees below zero 
with ice everywhere. I slipped at least 
twice a week." 

"The people are searching," says 
Nelson. "Searching for the meaning of 
life, what lacks in spirituality, and what 
Communism lacked." Adventist World 
Radio, and student missionaries like 
James Nelson, are supplying answers 
and spreading light, while the door is 
still open. 

Willis enjoys early taste of social 
work at Bethel Bible Village 

A Russian in Collegedale 

By Aucia Goree 

It an American can go to Russia 
then a Russian can come to America' 

That is just what Oleg Predoliak 
did. Predoliak, a junior religion ma- 
jor, came to the U.S. in February q| 
1992, because he "had to go to 
school." Predoliakspent one semes- 
ter at Zaokski Seminary in Russia 
the Fall of 1991 . He then transferred 
to Weimar Institute, an Adventist 
College in California, and stayed 
there until the beginning of this school 
year. Then 1 came here because of 
the good religion department,* he 

A few differences between Ameri- 
can and Russian people stand out in 
Predoliak's mind. "With American 
people it's easier to make initial con- 

tact, but they don't go beyond a 
certain limit," he says. "With Russian I 
people it's harder to get an iniiia 1 1 
contact, but the relationship goes! 
much deeper." I 

On being in the United States,! 
Predoliak says, "I like Russia. Mil 
like the States, because it's a differ-l 
ent culture, and different surround-l 
ings. 1 like the people." He alsobtf 
lieves that the cultural diversity hertl 
at Southern College is great, tsl 
really neat to be able to meet peoptel 
from different countries, and learnl 
something about each other,' l»| 
says. "It's like a large family all oval 
the globe." I 

Predoliak is studying theology,a«l 
wants to return to Russia to bell 
pastor. "Actually, my ultimate goanj 
to teach in a university or a college-! 
to teach theology,but there are manj| 
steps to that, and one of ' helT1 JI 
pastoring for a while," says the »■ 
year-old. "So, my immediate gwjl 
pastoring; my ultimate goal is teao>| 

By April Nieves 

During the Thanksgiving season, 
people take time to give thanks and help 
others in need. But Senior Margaret 
Willis has already caught on to the 
Thanksgiving spirit. 

Willis, a social work major, interns at 
the Bethel Bible Village, a home for 
children with incarcerated parents. 

Each day Willis observes a social 
worker and helps with the legal paper- 
work. She also speaks to the children 
about their problems. 

"These kidshaveneverhad it so good. 
They get three meals a day, a roof over 

their heads, and clothes. And they get to 
go to school," says Willis. "You don't 
realize how much you have." 

Willis says she will remember one 
moment at Bethel, in particular. "A little 
girl was very upset because she thought 
nobody liked her. And she didn't re- 
spond much to the social workers. But 
as she was leaving the home, she threw 
her arms around my legs and said, 
'Thanks for listening. ' It makes you feci 
warm and fuzzy inside," says Willis, 

Going into social work is the "best 
loved every minute of it." 

Kvember18, 1993 

Southern Accent 


Walls That 

They were predicted lobe the highest of the year lOfoot faces before they 
leeled. What was going to be done? DelapSDASchoolhadoneoftwochoices: 
mild a blockade to prevent the Enemy from destroying us or simply ignore the 
toblem in hopes that it wouldn't rain our campus with its power. Our 
Hncipal.Mr.BruceLane.optedforthefirst. Hissolution: buildawall Asea 

|"Okay troops, 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, oceanside. We'll work until noon, 
ken some more," Brace commanded. We groaned. But it had to be done, 
j The work site was about 1/4 mile long. There, gabions were being sewn 
ogether with fence wire and $80,000 worth of heavy coral was being moved 
y man power. 

1 1 was exhausting. Physically and even mentally it was draining. Yet it was 
ind of a pleasant pain because we knew thewallwastobeour land's salvation. 
'Juon.nio.jihi. HEAVE!",themaleSM'sstammeredwithpseudoMarehallese 
Dices. (Translated: one, two, three) Building that sea wall was hard manual 
flbor but made the SMs feel very useful: much like "bronze demi gods," 
jpcording to Andre\ a 6'6" SM. But it also had its fun. 

Hey Mr. Gillespie., get in the wheel barrow and Miss Hall and I will push 
'ou across the water," Iinvited, Unknowingly, he obliged. The result: the spill 
if a wheelbarrow, a riled SM, and a huge water fight. 
Sandy, tanned, and tired, the SMs were refective of the day: hard work, 
lughter, accidents, accomplishments. And I stared out of my window at that 
/all. It was only one level thus far but was beginning to serve its purpose. 
"All right guys, level one and two are finished. Only one more to go. Yes, 
fe're all tired but together we will finish what we've started," Mr. Lane 

"My back hurts ... I am so hot ... I have to use the bathroom. I'll be back. 
WILL! . . . Would you like some water? Boiled of course . . . Anyone want 
wheelbarrow ride? . . .That is COMEDY. . ." These were the words of many 
Ms. Until finally, the sweetest words of all: "We're finished! Praise God, we 
re done!" But would it stand through the test? 

That stormy day came. And with it the Enemy. The waves peaked 10' and 
hen went beyond.. Some SMs were doubtful and some weren't sure. I knew. 
Lfter EVERYTHING put into that wall, it WOULD persever. And it did. The 
inemy had no chance. If it only knew all the sweat, tears joy, laughter, pains, 

id energy that fortified that wall, it would have recoiled and fled. But it 

'Uldn't see those and I did. 

can no longer see Delap's protective wall. But it's good to know that we too 

.ve a wall. It's invisible, but it, too, will protect us from the Enemy. 

77% Not at all 10% 2-3 times 
7% Once 6% 4 or more 

Marshall Islands: The Pearl of the Pacific 

Sitting on the sea wall, I pick up a rock and contemplate the joys and sorrows 
of being a teacher: the sorrow of only 2 out of 40 students passing my first 
test, the joy of watching my students freely read their Bibles. I shift the rock 
in my hand. I notice it is dead coral: a series of waves had shaped this "rock." 
And I thought, the students of Delap SDA are like this coral. To be shaped 
by past, present, and future SMs. I realize that I may not see the results of 
my labor until Heaven. And like the coral, it takes a lifetime of subtle 
Christian witness. That is what we pray and hope for. 
—Travis Patterson, Bible/P.E. Teacher, Majuro 

I am finally and totally in paradise. I am on Woja, Ailinglaplap. Iwent spear 
fishing and saw the prettiest underwater life. I also saw a school of sharks 

and was tempted to spear one Last night I slept in a hammock We 

don't have a refridgerator or running water. . . . Tomorrow we are going to 
start building the needed housing. ... I am learning the Marshallese 
language really well out here. The Marshallese people are incredible. They 
would give us anything they had if we wanted it. Our neighbors are giving 
us their water and their kids aren't getting their showers because of it. But 
don't worry, we're getting ours— outside, out of a bucket. 
—Trevor Greer, Construction, Ailinglaplap 

Majuro: 20,000 residents; 28 miles long, 3.75 sq. miles; westernized to 
island standards; 81 degrees average temp.; great surf and diving. 

Ebeye: 12,000 residents; 1 square mile. 

Ailinglaplap: 2000 residents; second largest atoll in the world; no elec 
tricity, few cars. 


"Riding double on a bike with a students "After being food-poisoned, I was reluc- 

of mine. We wiped out three consecu- tantly admitted into the hospital. After 

five times. On the third time, I rolled muchscreamingandsevensticksofthe 

around on the ground and laughed until needle, the doctor and nurse finally got 

it hurt." the I.V. into my vein." 

—Paul Ruhling, Soc. StudiesTeacher — flhodaGottfried,5th GradeTeacher 

Ebeye 1991-92 Majuro 1992-93 

"On Thanksgiving Day, my head was "Onthefirstdayofteaching.aboyyells, 

itching terribly. A Marshallese checked "I love you, Miss Burch!" I hadn't even 

my hair. Lice!" introduced myself yet. 

— AlyssaMcCurdy,7thGrade Teacher — rami Burch, 3rd Grade Teacher 

Majuro 1992-93 Ebeye 1993-94 

Elsewhere . . . 


■ngs are pretty exciting here. The 
B ple ca " me doctor. ... I have 
■" worms, ameobas, and dehy- 
■jjon. . . So many people are un- 
■p llh y, I am doing health seminars. 
■| Nov. 1 to Dec. 15 I 'II be on a 
m the size of a Ski Nautiquewith 
■ptor who only speaks Portu- 
■»>■ ■ • Think of me on Thanksgiv- 
■j™ I eat rice and beans. . . .The 
Bp ie is beautiful. I've seen mon- 
■p. Parrots, and crocodiles. I'm 
P'ng the language, and still get- 
l u se to the mosquitoes. 
Pnn Appel, Nurse 


Ivloen is a beautiful island. I teach 
9th, 1 0th & 1 1 th grade. Some are out 
of control, like me. I do more home- 
work preparing for school then I did 
at SC. . . . Across the ocean and over 
a mountain, we're building a school. 
... I climbed a coconut tree, but I 
couldn't get down. I tried to cut copra 
out of a coconut with a machete, 

instead I cut my hand Saturday 

nights we play Rook. We survive on 
rice, ramen and Crystal Light. ... I 
really feel like I belong. I miss these 
people already. 
—Shelly Rauch, Teacher 


Kim and I are enjoying married life 
here in Korea. God has blessed us. 
We are stationed in the richest part 
of the country. We can get anything 
that we want here. It's really not a 
bad place to live. Teaching Bible is 
the best experience I've ever had. It 
is amazing. It's such a chance to 
witness. Not a day goes by that I 
don't have the opportunity to tell 
these people what Jesus means to 

-Tim Morrison, Teacher 

Next Month: 
The Caroline Islands 

Southern Accent 

November 18 


Pilgri m salwaysc^rithebiggBl g ™«Ihadevers«n.Somep(^le rally 
dug the shoes with the big silver buckles aud the funky hats our forefathers 
wore but little boys always wanted to carry the gun in the Thanksgtvingplay. 
carried fully automatic M-16's, had they been available. Imagtne the glorious 
amountsof turkey and venison that could have been eaten at the first Amencan 
banquet had modem firepower been available. 

These days, the changing leaves and the cooler weather signal the approach 
of not only Thanksgiving, but also hunting season. I learned this while I was 
reading through the Chattanooga Times sports page last week (checking out 
the comperion. I noticed an article entitled "Hunting advice for deer season." 

Now before everyone jumps down my throat about the ethics of hunting for 
sport, relax. I've never been hunting. But the idea was kind of intriguing. After 
all, our country was built by people taking advantage of its natural resources, 
and the ready meat supply was one of those resources. So why shouldn't I try 
my hand at it? 

So I read the advice. The most startling thing I discovered was that this year, 
it is projected that between 50 and 1 00 people will die this year while hunting. 
This was the first thing that started lochangemy mindabout hunting. Any sport 
that can kill me tends to lose its entertainment value pretty quick. 

Anyway, what kind of person hunts? The article in the Times mentioned that 
37% of all hunting accidents will occur when hunters fall out of their tree 
stands. Peopleactuallyclimbatree and wait foradeerto walk by and then shoot 
at it. The deer can't even defend itself with its opponent 30 feet up in a tree. So 
the 63% that had the brains and coordination to stay in their tree stands either 
shot themselves or got gored by a big 10-point buck. Perhaps a small 
percentage are even accidentally shot by another hunter, fall out of their tree 
stand, and then gored by their intended prey. 

Those that actually hit a deer from their perch get to shimmy down their tree, 
and stand by the corpse while their buddy takes a snapshot. Whee. They then 
get to cut off its head, mount it on a plaque, and hang it on their wall right next 
to the family portrait. 

Of course, somepeople hunt and killtheir own food. This can'tbe all that bad. 
Besides, Jed Clampelt struck oil whde he was hunting up some food. Hey, that 
gives me a great idea for the Mystery Diner 

"Intramurals are just like big-time football. They're 
all fixed."— RE Professor Ted Evans. 

Vol ley bal I A Lea 9 u e (East) 

Is hunting animals 
for sport wrong? 

74% Yes 
18% No 
8% Don't know 

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Volleyball season underway; very few rainouts so far 

■Norton (above) lets one drop out of 
■bounds; Mike Hershberger and a 
I teammate go up for a block in AA 

action Tuesday night. New rules 
I this year enable either team to get 

a point, no matter who is serving. 

[Conditioning class 
lay be required 
text school year 



v Gail Romeo 

I Students may be required to exercise more next 

phool year. 

When the Faculty Senate meets on December 

the students may find themselves being re- 

^ed to take Conditioning class as part of their 

feneral education courses. The one credit class is 

^signed to be half lecture and half participation. 

We students can choose the activity they wish to 

Brticipate in. "We have a concern that we are not 

^Berating enough awareness and appreciation for 

illness on campus." says Floyd Greenleaf, Vice- 

-ident for Academic Affairs. 

/as first brought up last school year. 
General Education Committee has recom- 
mded that the course become mandatory for all 
idents in the 94-95 school year. "Students in the 
need to understand the importance of exercise 
lationship to maintaining a healthy mind and 
." says Phil Garver, Chairman of Physical 

By Steve Gensoun 

Any veteran Southern student can recall the bleak, 
rainy winter days that frequent the campus. The 
muddy football tournament final was justa foretaste of 
the coming months. But Southern's Intramural ath- 
letes don't have time to pine for the great outdoors, 
since volleyball season is in full swing. 

Well over 200 men and women are participating in 
Southern's only co-ed sport. The format for play is a 
little unique. Each game is scored by the rally system. 
Traditional volleyball only allows the serving team to 
score, but in the rally system, each play results in a 
point awarded. With a point on the line at all times, 
each shot tends to be more conservative. The general 
concensus among the players seems to be one of 
dislike for the rally system. "It takes away the more 
aggressive shots, affecting the level of play," says 
freshman Alex Martin. The serve is particularly af- 
fected, since offensive weapons such as jump serves 
and short serves are usually pushed aside for more 

But the rally system speeds up play, a necessity for 
the match format in use this year. The standings are not 
kept in win/loss statistics, but are kept by games won/ 
matches won. A four game series is played during 
each match. For each game of the series that a team 
wins, it is awarded a point in the standings. If the four 
game match is split evenly at two games apiece for the 
two teams, a fifth game to five points is played to 
determine the overall match winner. The match win- 
ner is awarded one more point in the standings. 

For those that aren't satisfied with the competition, 
a 3-person volleyball tournament is planned for Sun- 
day, December 5 at 8:00 a.m. Hard core volleyball 
players will prove their mettle by meeting the chal- 
lenge of getting up early enough to participate. 

FLAGBALL CHAMPS: The players dubbed it the "Mud Bowl" and the name fit the 
championship perfectly. A season of wear and tear combined with nonstop rainfall 
turned the football field into a precarious mudbug. Team Kroll (pictured: Rob 
Getty's, Mark Kroll, and Eric Molina) proved to be more at ease in the poor 
conditions, and defeated Team Wood, 39-31. 

Southern Accent 

November 18, 19m 

When Jesus 
Became Real 

food Fair nets more than s,, 
to assist student missionaries 

„.„,, ,„„,, ■■„;, «.< etpcricm-e?" Have you wondered *h> in »S "_ some 

»„„,■„/«, i. /„. /™ <• ?<"><■ <" school with Adam know htm to be one of the tallest 
nZlwdsme (a, las, tltafs who, the ladies say), and well-liked guys a, 

becomes real in your We, when He becomes your bestfr,end. you can I help 

hear all your voices again. It's weird because my life back home and a, Southern 
s like someone else's. 1 really believe mat in the two months I ve been out 
here I've changed. Life is pretty laid back here. Even when you do flunk you 
busy compared to the hustle and bustle of the States, it's nothing. With life i 
laid back il's really easy to start talking to the Lord. All through college I nev 
fell that I was really close to God. But now He's becoming my Best Fnend. In. 
also starting to leam that the less I worry about things and the more things 1 put 
in God's Hands, the better off I'll be. I have this special place down on the beach 
here on Jeh, and I try and go there every night. It's this huge mahogany log, and 
I'll jusl lie there and look up into the stars and imagine what Heaven will be like. 
Also; one of the teachers here really keeps up with all the current world events, 
and I'm telling you, from my point of view, God is coming very, very soon! I 
never realized just how bad it was in the States, because you're so numb to 
everything. I'd say "Yeah, so another earthquake," or "Yeah, so another war in 
theMiddleEast."Butseeingand hearing about itfromaplace where crimes don't 
really happen, my eyes have been opened. 1 pray every day that I'm able to 
cclebrale with my entire family that day our Lord comes and we'll finally not 
have to put up with Satan ever again. Please start getting ready. Let Jesus take 

Thank you Adam for admonislung us, and for encouraging us with your 
testimony. Could it possibly be true that, "You will seekme andfindme when you 
seek me with all your heart?" (Jer. 29:13) / believe so. Nothing is as real 
I experience . ..just ask Adam. 

Percentage of Southern 97 7% SDA 
College students that are 2.3% Aren't 
Seventh-day Adventists 

By Krishna Fohdham 

The cafeteria had less 
business than usual on Sun- 
day, Nov. 14. Meanwhile 
lowship Hall was buzzing 
with activity. The Interna- 
tional Food Fair had record 
numbers this year, says 
Sherrie Norton, coordina- 
tor of Collegiate Missions 
Programs. "We made over 

The money is used to help 
students travel to mission 
destinations. "If it weren't 
for the Food Fair," says this 
year's Food Fair Coordinator Tans 
Gonzalez, "I wouldn't have been able 
to be a student missionary." 

Nine white booths, each showing off 
crepe paper decorations, held food typi- 
cal of the country they represented. The 
booths sold egg rolls and fried noodles 
(Asian), Indian cuny, and Polish Cab- 
bage rolls. "In past years, we have a lull 
in the afternoon business," says Norton. 

"But this year the people never stoppd| 

Individuals and groups, such as Cowl 
enant. Remnant, and the SouthemairesJ 
sang to feed the ears of the people during] 
the Food Fair. During a song by Cov-f 
enant, Katlyn Homey, a former SMtoj 
Thailand, whispered, "Wow, they a 
awesome!" Homey also performed afewi 
songs in Thai. 

On Campus 


mailing Christmas packages to the Student Mis- 
sionaries and Taskforce Workers. If you can 
spare a shoe box or two, please bring them to the 
Chaplain's Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. this 

VESPERS: A special Thanksgiving CARE Ves- 
pers is planned in the College Church (or this 

Church. The Southern Singers 

Off Campus 


J.435 bapti: 

small town ol Ogembo. aj 
ies concluded in August v 
. The town previously had 

Sabbath School members who worship in H 

porary quarters. 

held by the 
recorded ir 

SAGE: Steve and 
Annie Chapman 
performed Nov. 7 in 
the Collegedale 
Church. The 

Chapmans empha- 
sized Christ and 
family in their 
songs, and added a 
touch of humor as 
well. "It's hard to 
cool when youifly's 
down," sang Steve. 
The concert lasted 
75 minutes. 






issue Dec. 9 

&tovember18, 1993 

Southern Accent 

REGARDING WACO: Elder Gary Patterson, assistant to 
the president of the North American Division, spoke for the 
Collegedale Adventist Forum Nov. 6. Patterson was the 
. official church spokesma during the Waco crisis earlier 
this year. It was his first media experience. "The press was 
very fair to us," says Patterson, adding that plans for a 
worldwide crisis management plan are in the works. 
Patterson says he didn't expect the Branch Davidians to 
come out peacefully. Our concern, he says, is how we can 
"safeguard our young people from delusions like this." 

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AccentLive presents 

Ron Wyatt: God-led 
archaeolgist or hoax? 

Among other things, he says he's 
found the Ark of the Covenant. 

". . . and so I started removing these stones and 
putting them back out of the way. At that point, 
I looked up and here was a stone-sarcophogus- 
looking thing with the lid broken on the left side 
of it, and I had already seen the cutouts where 
the crucifixion had taken place and the crosshole. 
And here's this dried brown stuff, which had 
come down onto the top of this box right where 
the crack was. And it dawned on me that when 
Christ died, His blood had to go on the Mercy 
Seat to ratify the Covenant. When the earth- 
quake hit, its pupose was to rend the rock so 
Christ's blood, when the centurion stuck a spear 
in His side, could go down on the Mercy Seat. 
And we have samples of that in safe keeping. . ." 
—Wyatt, October 1992 

AccentLive will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1 , at 
7:30 p.m. in LynnWood Hall. Ron Wyatt will show 
a video, and then take audience questions. 
"Assembly Credit Given 



Southern Accent 

November 18, ig 93 J 

partment organizations have 
been performing a lot the past 
two weeks. The Concert Band 
(pictured in a Wednesday re- 
hearsal) went on tour November 
5-7 to Madison, Highland, and 
Indiana Academies, as well as 
the South LouisvilleSDA Church. 
Last weekend DieMeistersingers 
traveled to Florida, where they _ 
sang at Orlando Junior Acad- 
emy and Forest Lake Academy, 
and the Ocala SDA Church. On 
Friday, between performances, 
they were able to visit Daytona 
Beach. Last weekend, the Sym- 
phony Orchestra held a home 
concert on Saturday night. They 
also played for first and second 
services at Collegedale Church. 
—James Johnson 

"Ah, it feels good to be horizontal again."— Bill James, after a 12-hour bus ride on last weekend's Band 

"Or you might say, 'That's a new idea. I wish my recording had that." — Orchestra Conductor Orlo Gilbert, 
on their rendition of the familiar Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in e minor, Op. 97. 

"That one I can imagine with the choir in the balcony and a laser light show across the stage." 
—Elder Gary Patterson, on a Latin number performed by the Southern Singers. 

ABC presents Christian Music 

Him rings in the 
'season' with originals 
and old favorites 

By Tobias Bircpn 
Christian Music Reviewer 

w Christmas 

Christmas! I love it! Since it is coming soon 1 had to 

album. 4-Him has a brand new one: Season of Love. 
4-Him reminds us that Christmas is a season of giving. "God gave us His 
ut of Love, and we should give to others out of love. This Christmas let's show 

them we care by giving from the heart and Christmas will really become the 

Season ol Love. 

W no /^v f containsablendof4-HimorigmalswithChristmastraditionals 
like H fate Cfawmu, Utile Drummer Boy. and Cod Res, Ye Mem Gentlemen 
New songs include Season of Love. In Your Care. A S,ran g e Way ,o Save the 
1 orld and A N,gl„ to Remember (which is an introit to O Holy Nigh, ) Even 
though 4-Him ,s singing traditionals. they are all but traditional in ft! I, (The 
pieces have been 4-Himnitized). 

Even though 1 enjoy most all Christmas music. I especially liked this album 
In Your Care IS one of my favorites. It is what Jesus might have said to Wnh 

andMary before Hisbinh.Thoscwholike4-H 1 ,„; l u " „,„. ,, ' ' ''' 

treasure. s-misunds 

Seasons ofU,ve. m slribuied by Benson. is ami able „, , he Ad% . mhl ^ ^^ 

In Ofher Words . . . 

* By Eric Gang 

1. You are terribly upset because your general microbiology professor decided ti 
u extra credit. Your intelligence insulted, you engage the professor in a J 
jument But to no avail: he becomes intransigent. 
Intransigent means: A) obsequious B) to acquiesce C) irreconcilable 

After studying only five hours one evening, you find yourself done with all of y«* 
homework for the next day. And, resisting the tremendous temptation to stall on ■ 
independent research project on the biography of Konstantine Pobedonosteve or 
Plombieres Agreement, you reluctantly decide to watch Monday night football. Ho* 
ever, because your mind was on the 1 969 assassination of Kenya's minisl 
development, you were saturnine the whole evening. 

Saturnine means: A) comatose B) mirthful C) sullen 

3. You are fortunate enough lo be a DieMeislersinger, and you are in Ira 

aspectacularperfonnancconeeveningyouareapproachedbyaricboiln . 

English. He offers you a position as head helot You aren't sure what he is talking 30»| 
but coming from such a rich man you know it has to be something important SafU 
accept his offer, leaving the rest of die DieMeisters behind. 
Helot means: A) body-guard B) slave C) chorister 

4^0r,ec,ening,afier walching whatyouconsider an intelleetuaUy challenging TVsl»;| 
the Family.Feud, you tell your fellow-time-wasting TV watcher that you h.«e I" s "« 
As you leave they look at you like you are anomalistic. 
Anomaltmc means: A) peculiar B) exanimate C) intellectual 

5-Aftermonthsofbeingcajoledbyaschismalic.youdecideto leave school andwj 
Fakir means: A) an atheist B) a enamel house care-taker C) mendicant monk 

November 18, 1993 

Southern Accent 

"What's Wham? Is it made out of yams?"— Harrison Pirtle, WDEF TV-1 2 photographer, while taping a 
commercial for the Village Market. 

fVellness survey 

\ A Student Wellness Program is now alive and 
Jctive at Southern College. Perhaps you had your 
flood pressure, body fat percent, or cholesterol 
■hacked in the cafeteria? That was part of a student 
jealth screening service. With many more pro- 
irams on the way. 

Total number that responded : 88 women, 225 men 
?ercentage of People who approved: 

Stress Management 

Kutritional Awareness 
'eight Control 
Irst Aid, CPR 
Hood Pressure Screening 
jlcohol Abuse 
Drug Abuse 
flime Management 
Cardiovascular Fitness/Exercise 
tducational/Career Planning 
Eholesterol Testing 
Wealth Seminars 

Fhose interested in a low-fat food 
Jne in the cafeteria: 97% 

once a week 2% 

3 times a week 22% 

daily 75% 

JThose wanting food labels listing 
tealories/fat grams per serving: 87% 






























Thankyou for your cooperation in completing this 
survey. The information will be used to benefit the 
[entire student body. A special thanks to the deans 
md RAs of Talge Hall who were very helpful. 


By Kelly Mapes 

All of our lives we have heard that we should drink 
at least eight glasses of water a day. So does that mean 
a girl, five feet tall, should drink the same amount as a 
six foot guy? "The recommendation," says P.E. Chair- 
man Phil Garver, "is half an ounce per pound." To 
That is how many ounces of water you should drink a 
day. A 150 pound male should drink 72.5 ounces or 
nine eight-ounce glasses a day. 

Passing a kidney stone convinced Journalism Pro- 
fessor Lynn Sauls to drink more water. "Its like giving 
birth to a porcupine backwards," says Sauls. Educa- 
tion Professor Fem Babcock made an effort to drink 
more water after a nurse told her that drinking one 
glass of water a day is like trying to wash a bed sheet 
with a glass of water. Water can also ward off a cold, 
says Health Professor Sherrie Hall. 

Plus, water makes losing weight easier; because it 
suppresses the appetite, helps fat metabolize effi- 
ciently, and helps your body from retaining too much. 

How many 8 oz. glasses of 
water do you drink a day? 

15% 1-2 29% 5-7 
38% 3-4 13% 8 or more 



This week's best and worst on campus: 


Orlo Gilbert and his Orchestra's masterful 
performance Saturday night. 

High turnout for the blood drive/marrow test. 

New Talge Hall worship format. 


Exams and major assignments scheduled 
right after break. 

Christmas music at Campus Shop before 

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loft' offers 
high class, 
high prices 

The LOft: Jill (live spoons possib'o) 

Warning 10 goto an enra nice place this week.ldeeided check out theLofi 
The name itself conjured up a romantic picture in my mind. I couldn' 
make the reservations and ask out a beautiful girl for my date, 1 w; 

The Loft is located just across the Tennessee River, giving you a 
of Ihc Aquarium and the rest of downtown Inside, the Loft is homey and filled 
with giant stuffedchairs. and small tables, and. of rourse,candles.Afterberng 
seated and receiving our menu we began the process of selecting one of Ihe 
many entrees. This process is not so easy if you are a vegetarian, since there 
are only a few meatless dishes. My date selected one of these, the Pasta 
Primevcra, and 1 chose the Rainbow Trout. In addition to the many entree* 
there are several other courses to choose from. After a little difficulty 
understanding the thick accenlofourwaitcr.werinally chose some onion soup 
and salad as an appidier. The food was eicellenl, especially the Pasu 
Pnmevcra. The trout, on the other hand, didn't tickle my fancy. You may wa 
to stick to steak or one of your other favorites if you're going to eat meat. 

Overall, the food and service at the Loft was excellent However, be 
prepared to pay more than modest dollars. The meal runs about $15 

My Favorite Moment 

By Helen Pyke 

The essay was too good to be true— J 
at least for the freshman whose name 
appeared on the title page. In Msj 
earlier papers he had bumbled andl 
wandered; here he wrote with poetic I 
grace about the delights of a Christian 
marriage. The sirens went off in my I 
head. Grab him! Nab him! This s 
plagiarism 1 1 didn't. I prayed about it- 
then read the paper in class as anl 
example of brilliant writing. The samel 
day the student came into my office, r 
closed the door behind him, and said, I 
"Mrs. Pyke, I have something to tel| 

"I know," I said. , . 

If the Holy Spirit hadn't intervened! 
I probably would have made an m 
emy for myself - and for God. He d« 
step in, and we both won a friend- 

Bvember18, 1993 

Southern Accent 

klong the Promenade ... 


By E.O. Grundset 

On this bright November morning, we're in front of Miller Hall and 
behind the upper levels of Brock Hall. They've uprooted all the banana 
plants from the triangle-shaped flower bed, the oaks and maples are 
mostly all brown and falling fast. An airplane is spouting vapor trails in 
the blue sky far above, a flock of Cedar Waxwings is attacking the 
' pyranthanca berries and several Goldfinches are flitting through the holly 
trees. The pungent fragrance of baking "Little Debbies" is floating 
through the air. 

First about the clock. The good news is that it's fixed and working. I 
stood in admiration this morning and watched for the first time in two 
years the hands on both faces of the campus clock moving synchronously. 
Wonderful! A big thanks to Plant Services for installing the motor that 
drives the clock and for attaching the glass shields to preserve the two 
faces from the elements. Special thanks to Loyd Kerbs and his student 
assistants fordoing the job. A grateful student body promises to be on time 
from now on. 

We're asking several students what they plan to do during Thanksgiving 
vacation. Here's Keiiy Follett (in a cranberry "Land's End type" jacket) 
from Dunlap, TN; she's traveling to New York City on the Art Tour. Two 
fellows racing to an English class that began twenty minutes ago are 
Orlando Lizardi (in short sleeves) from Mayaguez, PR, and Adriel 
Bermudez (in dark blue and green) from West Palm Beach, FL. Orlando 
is visiting relatives in Georgia and Adriel is doing the same in Florida. 
Red-headed Katie Graw (in a fetching black-and-white striped shirt) 
form Sarasota, FL, is spending time with her brother in Sevierville, TN, 
and relatives in North Carolina. Jill Spangler (in a lush suede-leather 
jacket) form Napoleon, OH, will be with her boyfriend and parents. 
Brenda A. Poole (wearing a bright green jacket) from Dotlian.AL, is also 
going home. Later on, I caught up with the Sleeth twins, Cbana and 
Cheryl (in blue and green respectively), from Dayton OH, who will be 
visiting their grandparents in Nashville. 1 might add that some of these 
people were obviously experiencing a "bad hair" day — but just who shall 
remain our little secret! 

Down by the Student Center porch, John Lazor from "Missions 

Without Borders" was unloading a whole van of items from Romania. He 

had wooden vases, red crystal ware, ethnic dolls, and more set up on the 

: "mountains" inside. All something to do with World Missions. But what's 

this? Here's a woman racing down the Promenade decked out in totally 

[unmatched flowing skirt and shirt, gaudy, clashing shades of purple, 

| orange, pink, yellow, brown, and topped off with a bouquet of red roses 

B in her hair. This shocker turns out to be nursing professor Shirley 

■ Howard, self-proclaimed, "Miss Manic Depressive of the Year." (That's 

■what the lady said.. Questions like "What's going on here?" and "Why?" 

Tpop into mind. It was weird!) 

I Well, I ended up on the second floor of Wright Hall for unexplainable 

■ reasons and visited with some of our favorite secretaries. I posed the 

■hypothetical question: If you were allowed to donate a large sum of money 

I to an organization or charity, which one would you select to be the 

■recipient? Cherie Smith (in a fetching blue suit— very secretarial), 

■secretary to Vice-President for Academic Administration Dr. Floyd 

■Greenteaf, said she would give the money to Pediatrics Cancer Research. 

(Pauline Pierson (in a psychedelic flowered skirt and navy blue over 

blouse), secretary to Vice-President for Development Dr. Jack McClarty, 

•remised her sum to the new SC Science Center or to ADRA or to some 

lief agency. Mary Lou Rowe (in a bright green plaid suit) secretary to 

President for Student Services Dr. William Wohlers, would con- 

e to the Science Center, Worthy Student Fund, or Flood Relief. 

eanne Davis ( in a vibrant hot-pink dress) secretary to President Don 

khly (he's never had a "bad hair" day!), would donate her windfall to the 

pilepsy Foundation. Very interesting — one thing's for sure, all these 

inistrators have some very insightful and efficient secretaries. 
After I straightened the pink candles in front of the mirror on the second 
lobby, I got a hot tip from the Tennessee Safety Dept. concerning the 
[Ewl9941icenseplates.They'lIbe celebrating the centennial ofstatehood 
[ext year and the stale name will be part of the word— as in CenTENNial; 
jie letters and figures will all be red. I know about these things. 
■OK. that's it for this walk. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! 

Do you eat real turkey for 
Thanksgiving dinner? 

48% Yes 
52% No 




Southern Accent 

November 18, 1993] 

What one item in your dorm room are you most thankful for? 

•Pictures of my friends. " 

"The sink. I just love it. 
You can throw everything 
down therer 

"My radio. Music is important to 
me. I can't imagine being 

Friday, Nov. 19 

• Vespers at 8 p.m. celebrating 

• Reverse Weekend. 

Saturday, Nov. 20 

• Church service with Gorden Bietz. 

• Organ Concert at 3 p.m. in the church 
by Ralph Richards. 

• Evensong at 5:30 p.m. in the church. 

Sunday, Nov. 21 

• Celebration of the Battle of 
Chattanooga at Lookout Mountain 
thru the 26th. 

• SA Thanksgiving Banquet. 

• Harp concert by Patrick Ball at the 
Hunter Museum. 2 p.m. 267-0968. 

Monday, Nov. 22 

• Concert in Ackerman Auditorium by 
baritone Robert Cantrell and pianist 
Daniel Lau. 8 p.m. Assembly credit. 

Wednesday, Nov. 24 

• Thanksgiving vacation begins. 

Thursday, Nov. 25 

• Thanksgiving Day. 

Saturday, Nov. 27 

• Church Service with Gorden Bietz. 

Monday, Nov. 29 

• Christmas music at Hamilton Place 

Tuesday, Nov. 30 

• Southern CollegeChristmas Tree 

Thursday, Dec. 2 

• Assembly at 11 a.m. with Clubs and 

• Rock City Legends of Christmas thru 
the 31st. 

• Holiday music in the mall at Hamilton 
place thru the 16th. 

Friday, Dec. 3 

• Vespers by CARE at 8 p.m. in the 

Saturday, Dec. 4 

• Thatcher Sabbath School by Destii 

•Church service by Ken Rogers. 

• Evensong in the Church at 5:30 pJ 

• Southern College Band Christmas 
Concert at 8 p.m. in lies P.E. Cert 

If you have an item to publicize in I 
Accent, drop it in one of i 
AccentBoxes around campus oca)] 
tact the Accent office at 2721 


The Accent Staff 

Southern Accent 
Southem College 
P.O. Box 370 

Colicgedalc, TN 

(GETTING READY TO) LIGHT THE CHRISTMAS TREE: Student Association President David 
Beckworth (left), Ronnie Pittman, and Bob Southard hang over 6000 lights on the big evergreen 
in front of Wright Hall. In year's past, only a few light strands were draped on this tree. For more 
In campus Christmas trees, check out E.O. Grundset's Along the Promenade ... in December 
pn page 12. 

Library open until 11 p.m. for limited use this week and next 
Ireenleaf: We'll extend the hours permanently if students will use it 

* April Nieves 

: library is extending its hours this 

e SA Senate proposed four options to 
[yd Greenleaf, Vice President of Aca- 
ic Administration, and Peggy Bennett, 
Ktorof Libraries. Greenleaf and Bennett 
pved that the library would remain 
P until 1 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday. "But 

llbi n 

s such as the x 

i checking out books after 10 
" says Senator Donna Denton. Only 

one student worker and one supervisor work 
during this extended hour. 

A recent library poll shows that most 
students prefer the library to be open later on 
weeknights and Sundays. "92% of those 
that responded said they do have a greater 
need for the library at the end of the semes- 
ter," says Denton. 

*'I think it should be open until 1 1 p.m.," 
says Sophomore Mitzie Copley. "It's more 
convenient right before curfew, because you 
don't have to get up and transplant some- 

where else to study at 10 p.m." 

The main problem of extending library 
hours is that only 3% of students use it at any 
given time. Greenleaf says the library could 
slay open until midnight if students were 
flocking to use it. "The administration would 
be more than happy to expand the hours to 
meet the needs of students," says Denton. 
"There isn't a strong enough census for the 
hours the library is already open. So why 
open more?" she says. "People need to be 
more geared to use the facility." 

Nursing student 
still in 'critical' 
after giving birth 

Baby boy less than five 
pounds, but doing okay 

By Juue Fernevhough 

At a time of year when most people are 
LLlcbrjiinu ihc hnihofaSavior, the Guevara 
family hopes that a healthy mother and her 
vill be able to go home soon. 

Second-year nursing student Deborah 
Guevara remains m condition fol- 
lowing the premature birth of her baby boy 
last Tuesday. Guevara suffered two brain 
hemorrhage's after doctors performed an 
emergency Cesarean Section due to her 
high blood pressure. She has had two sur- 
geries since the birth. 

Doctors had planned to sedate Guevara 
alter hci second surgery on Thursday, but 
when she began to regain consciousness, 
they no-arnmed I lie sedation, flue vara was 
briefly allowed to hold her baby, named 
Giovanni, and she^cd I kt husband 
"Ace" with a smile before falling asleep 

On Friday niiihi, doctors feared Guevera 
would not live. Since then, she has im- 
proved and has been taken off the respira- 

says Katie Lamb, Southern Chairwoman 
of Nursing. Scheduled freshmen nursing 
classes were postponed so that prayer 
groups could be formed. 

"Asituation life iln> has made ihe fresh- 
men nursing class realize that there is no 
certainty to life, even when you're young," 
says Nursing Professor Barbara James. 
"This will affect the rest of their lives and 
will make them more compassionate care- ,^4. 
givers." ^» 

Chaplain Ken Rogers has been with the 
Guevara family throughout the ordeal. "All 
the nurses jjkI doctors are optimistic about 
her recovery," he says, "and that's unusual 
because they don't like to [give false hope] 

"Ace" Guevara stays with Deborah at 

Erlanger from early in the morning until 
midnight, though he only gels to see her 
three times a day. 

'Sleep In Heavenly 
Peace . . ." 

Our Favorite 
Christmas Songs: 

19% Silent Night 
9% Jingle Bells 
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December S 

Campus Notes 

r 27. The lest dale is February 6. Call Suzy Evans al 2782 lor 

Sre DETUNE: The GRE application deadline is December 17 for .he 
February 7 lesl. Call Suzy Evans al 2782 lor more information. 
LSATDEADLINE:TheLSATapplicationdeadline,sJanuary11 ,1994.The 

lesl dale is February 14. Call Suzy Evans al 2782 for more in'omiation. 
FORGOTTEN NO LONGER: Students participating in the Adventist col- 
leges Abroad (ACA) program are receiving periodic packages from SC. 
With support Irom the Modern Language Department, Tracy Krout is 
- heading this project Krout is a lormer ACA exchange student. Her motiva- 
tion stems Irom the lack of correspondence she received last year white 
participating in the ACA program. "SMs (student missionaries) get all the 
attention and everyone forgets about the ACA students,' says Krout. 
EDUCATION MASTERS: A formal proposal to begin developing two 
masters programs in the Education and Psychology department was 
submitted last week. The proposal includes a Masters of Arts in Education 
and Child Guidance. They will each be 36-hour programs. 
CAPS AND GOWNS: Seniors graduating in May who missed getting 
measured lor their cap and gown during first semester's registration will 
need to do so during second semesters registration in the gym on Monday , 
January 3 

UNDERCLASSMEN YEARBOOK PHOTOS: II lor some reason you did 
not have your picture taken for Southern MemoriesaX registration in August, 
or your photo was lost by Olan Mills, youronly chance for this picture will be 
Monday, Jan. 3, in the gymnasium from 2 - 5 p.m. during the new student 
registration period. The picture will be taken on the gym stage. This is not 
an opportunity for retakes for senior portraits or students who were 
photographed in August. Call 2722 tor more inlormation. 
JOBS: The grounds department how has positions open in the morning or 
afternoon. It interested contact student employment at 3396. 
FLU SHOTS: Flu shots will be available at Health Services until Christ- 
mas vacation. Immunity is gained each day but it takes four weeks to attain 
full immunity. 

PROMO: Adventist Wew? What's that? Thai's the problem. No one knows. 
That is why students in Fundamentals of Advertising class are designing a 
promotional campaign. Adventist View is a publication for the "Busters- 
generation, ages 20-30 When Pam Harris, a professor in the Journalism/ 
Communication Dept., first say the publication she thought it would be a 
good project for her students. "I called the edrtor, Celeste Ryan, and told her 
my idea." says Harris. "She was thrilled. Thought it was an answer to 

approval, an A.S. degree in Media Technology will be added to the Southern 
College curriculum. It is designed to be a two-year degree that will prepare 
students for entry level positions in desktop publishing, or media production 
and operation. Only one course, Presentational Media, will need to be 
added. "Every year we have students who are interested in the technology 
of communication, not actually broadcasting," says Dr. Lynn Sauls, Chair- 
man ot the Journalism/Communication Dept. "They are interested in 
computer, cameras, or projections. Now they won't have to transfer on." 
BIG SAVINGS: The Grounds Dept. was able to save $28,007 by paving 
Park Lane and PlantServices areas on their own. It cost the school $10,939. 
It the school had hired a professional paving coompany, the cost would 
have been $38,946. 

TREES: A list of memorial trees oncampushasbeen drawn up by Grounds 
Dept. Director Charles Lacey. The list dates back to 1982, when the 
Christmas Tree in the center of the mall was planted. 
POETS: Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum is offering a Grand Prize of $500 in 
lis new "Distinguished Poet Awards - poetry contest. Thirty-four other cash 
awards are also being offered The contest is free to enter. Poets may enter 
one poem only, 20 lines or less, on any subject, In any style. Contest closes 
Jan. 31. 1994, but poets are encourages to send their worir as soon as 
possible. Poems entered in the contest also will be considered for publica- 
tion in the Fall 1 994 edition ot Treasured Poems ot America, a hardcover 
anthology to be published in August, 1994. Anthology purchase may be 
required to ensure publication, but is not required to enter or win the contest 
Pnze winners will be notified by March 31 . 1994. Poems should be sent to 
Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum. Inc. Dept. NN, 203 Diamond St., Sistersville 

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December 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Campus Safety theft 
charges dismissed 

Officers had the "right" to take signs 

By Eric Gang 

The case of City of Collegedale v. Date 
| Tyrell has come to an end. According to 
Campus Safety Director Dale Tyrell, the 
charges of theft of property have been dis- 
missed and will be expunged from his record 
March 2, 1994. "It's dismissed, but will 
be final in three months — the first or second 
of March — at which time the record will be 
ijed as if it never happened," says 
Tyrell was charged with theft of property 
i October 30 after Deone Hanson, the 
Southern College protester, reported the loss 
of four signs from his vehicle. Sources at 
City Hall have confirmed that the charges 
have been dismissed, but would not confirm 
whether or not the record would be ex- 
iiinged on March 2, adding, however, "that 
Ihe judge may very well have told Mr. Tyrell 
lhai [the record would be expunged]. "Tyrell 
lat the issue has brought embarrass- 
ment to the school, and is eager for it to be 
forgotten: "I don't see any reason for the 
thing to go on. It'snot good for the campus." 

Campus Security officer Jeremy Stoner, 
also charged in connection with the inci- 
dent, said that the city is not prosecuting 
because "we had a right to take them [the 
signs]— they were on private property." 
Stoner declines any further comment be- 
cause of his relationship to Tyrell. 

Stoner and Tyrellboth feel thatfew would 
believe their side of the story, and are reluc- 
tant to give information. "I'm really not 
wanting to get into it," says Tyrell "because 
no matter what I say you're (the Accent) 
going to be flooded with letters to the editor, 
and I'm not interested in that. Someday I 
may be willing to talk about my side of it." 

Meanwhile, Hanson has gone home to 
California to be with his wife and herbrother, 
who had a stroke. Hanson says he expected 
the court to dismiss the Tyrell case. "It was 
cut-and-dried ahead of time." 

Hanson says he hopes to return to Col- 
legedale Dec. 15. His next crusade? The 
evils of Christmas, including Santa Claus. 

'The spirit that comes with Christmas- 
spending and emotionalism — is out of con- 
trol," he says. 

Also . . . 

in other judicial news, Travis 
Stirewalt, senior public relations 
major, was recently called for two- 
week jury duty. But Stirewalt got 
out of it when his advisor, Pam 
Harris, phoned the judge. 

"She told the judge how jury duty 
would hurt my academic life," says 
Stirewalt. "I just couldn't afford to 

miss two weeks of school." 

Harris says, "Normally, the stu- 
dent needs to write a letter to ex- 
plain the situation. My phone call 
alleviated the need for that." An- 
other Harris advisee, senior Joei 
Henderson, served on a jury in 

8CHIEVERS: Biology students Shannon Pitman, Scot Delay, David 
Vouhard, and Brent Goodge (left to right) submitted their scien- 
ce research papers to the Tennessee Academy of Sciences 
P AS) in Memphis Nov. 19. Upon approval TAS invited the students 
P Participate in their annual conference and present their papers 
J the delegates. The event was hosted by the University of 
f nnessee at Memphis. Few undergraduate students achieve this 
por, says Biology Professor William Hayes. 

Campus Quotes 

Editor's Choice (1st Semester) 

"My life ends tonight." 

—Senior Toby Bitzer. the day before 

his first organic chemistry class. 

'"! don't want to talk about it." 

—A Freshman in the cafeteria, when 

asked how her first day was going. 

"No. They just reshaped the old one.' 
— Dwight Magers, when asked if he 
was the new Talge Hail dean. 

"I was throwing the football alone with 

my friends." 

—Senior Jeff Wood, at a dorm 


1 drive a '74 Volkswagon. And some 

girl's complaining that her BMW's 

acltng up. Oh, shut up!" 

— Recruiter Victor Czerkasij, on the 

difference between faculty and student 


"My effort is to Improve the education 
at Southern and increase enrollment." 
—Roadside protestor Dr. Dione 

"But He asks us to interview Him every 


—Journalism Professor Lynn Sauls, 

relating how Tom Brokaw, when asked 

who he wished he could interview, 

chose Jesus Christ 

"He touched me! No one ever touched 
me, but He touched me!" 
— Dick Duerkson, playing the role of a 
leper healed by Jesus' touch 


"For those of you still looking ic; that 
perfect man in that olher dorm (Talge), 

— Pastor Gordon Bietz, at a Thatcher 
dorm worship. 

"I've never done this before!" 
— Sophomore Kevin Kiers, as he 
asked his girlfriend's parents if he 
could marry her. 

"Dean Hobbs, can I borrow your car?" 
— Sophomore Ben Masters, with boldness. 
(Hobbs 4 answer: Wo.") 

"Oh, I can never remember his name — y 
know, he's our President." 
— Senior Krisi Clark, searching tor the 
words. "Bill Clinton." 

"We want it done right." 
—Psychology Professor Jeanette 
Stepanske, on why she was excluding 
males from a class activity. 

"I think I saw him catch some air on that 

— Chaplain Ken rogers, on Dr. Hanson's 

"It's great to worship in a little country 
church in Tennessee like this." 
— Dr. Gordon Kingsley. at an assembly in 
the Collegedale Church. 

Too bad that's not really Alex in the 

—KR's Place employee Charlie Hanson, 
as he made up another "Alex, " sandwich 
for a customer. (The sandwich, named for 
Alex Bryan, consists of bagel, cheese, 
lettuce, and tomato.) 

"Mmmb. Mmmb. Mmmb." 
— English Professor David Smith to Accent 
editors on the sidewalk, in an (unsuccess- 
ful) attempt to avoid getting quoted tl 

-Who is that? Gross! He's sitting by us 
—Senior Judy Griffin, as "Bob Dylan' 
9 SA Barn Party. 

"He's such a showoff s 

— Christian musician Michael Card, t 
God and Tennessee autumns. 

The ultimate wake-up call." 
—Senior Hank KLrumholz. after a Satur- 
day afternoon fire alarm in Talge Hall. 

"My ovaries don't look so good." 
—Biology Professor Stephen Nyirady, on 
a sketch he was drawing for his ASP 

—English Professor Wilma McClarty, 
on her most prized possession: a 
chimney brick from Thoreau's Walden 
Pond cabin. 

"She's the reason they put fences 

around their graves." 

— Sophomore Suzanne Fanow. on Dr. 

McClarty's excitement over famous 


"One of the greal lessons of life is 

when to shut up." 

—English Professor Jan Haluska. In a 

World Literature discussion of Job's 


"Don'l clap . - don't clapl" 
—Senior David Beckworih. between 
movements at the Musica Antjqua 
Koln concert. 

That's retarded there." 
—'Doc" Robertson, referring to a 
Tenor piece, Rigoletto Quartette. 

"I slept on the widest double bed I've ever 
seen. It was wider than it was long." 
—Religion Professor Ron du Preez, on th 
hotel where he stayed during a polygamy 

"Come to think of it — maybe that bed was 
made for polygamists." 
— Du Preez. 

"I'm okay, I'm okay, I'm okay." 
—Junior Carta Root, after fainting three 
separate times whit giving blood. 

"What's Wham? Is it made out of yams?" 
—WDEF TV- 12 Cameraman Harrison 
Pirile, white taping a commercial for the 

There's been some talk that Dr. Sahly 

may move the college down to 


—History Professor Ben McArthur. on th 

impact of NAFTA. 


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Southern Accent 

December 9, 19a, 

Behavioral Science students take , In i culture 
inner-city struggles in New York uty over DreaK 

By April Nieves 

The Behavioral Sciencedepartmentspon- 
soredalriptoNewYorkCity during Thanks- 
giving break. Thirteen people participated. 

Activities included visiting Ellis Island. 
CATS Broadway play, and Mother Hale, a 
home to babies bom Co drug-addicted moth- 
ers. "1 think I liked Radio City Music Hall 
the most," says Junior Lindi Fulwider. 

"The Christmas spectacular focused on 
the birth of die Savior," says Ed Lamb, 
Behavioral Science Chair. 

The highlight for Lamb was feeding the 
homeless on Thanksgiving Day. "The stu- 
dents enjoyed lalking wilh the people," he 


Students acquainted themselves withdjf. I 
ferenl ethnic peoples by visiting the Jewish I 
community. Little Italy, and Chinato 
'The students became 'wheelers and d . 
ers,'" says Lamb, adding that they felt a .1 
role-reversal onMainStreetandin Harlea 1 
"I think it's good for them to experience if 1 

Lamb says the trip reinforced in his m 
that "New Yorkers are friendly. The stereo. I 
type of being rude and tough is shattered J 
immediately," says Lamb. "And the weathn I 
was excellent except for the parade." Na I 
injuries, muggings, or sicknesses cccurrcd.ll 

havioral Science students 
Angie Patterson, Chris 
McCullough, and Robyn 
Bradford take New York's fast- 
est transportation — the sub- 
way. The group was also on 
hand for the Macy's Thanks- 
giving Day Parade. But these 
weren't the only Southern stu- 
dents to visit New York last 
week. Bob Garren's Art Appre- 
ciation class spent the week 
there as well. 

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Southern Accent 

: reshmen nursing students 
sporting new uniforms 

Herby DlXON 

There is a noticeable change in the 
pnearance of the Associate of Science 
ursing students. New uniforms have 
■een chosen for the freshmen nursing 
udents this year. 

While the freshman students get to 
t this new look, the Associate De- 
seniors are still required to wear the 
Id" uniforms, which have been around 
e 1974 and are beginning to show 
Though the old uniform has served 
nursing students well, it was felt that 
look needed to be updated. Thus the 
ite lab coats with the Southern Col- 
e nursing insignia, blue oxford cloth 
irt, and the white skirt and slacks have 
i chosen as the new look for future 
uating nurses here at Southern Col- 

rhe students have chosen not to wear 
traditional nursing caps, however. 
le cap has been associated with servi- 

tude, and the trend in hospitals and 
other agencies is toward a more pro- 
fessional look. 

One major advantage of the new 
uniform is that graduates probably 
won't be throwing themawayortum- 
ing them in for other students to wear, 
because a nurse can always use a lab 

"I am real impressed with the new 
look," says Bryan Affolter, Associ- 
ate Senior in nursing. "It really gives 
the students that professional look." 

Robin Altizer, Nursing graduate, 
says, "I think they look sharp. Where 
were these uniforms when I was 
graduating from Southern?" 

Nursing students can purchase the 
entire uniform for approximately 

"I love the new look for our nursing 
students," says Linda Marlowe, 
Nursing's Admissions Coordinator. 
"We will keep this new look a long 

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Southern Accent 


As a senior a! Southern I have developed a pet peeve toward people 
who tell me they wished they had my major-public relations. It s 
ruchaneasymajor.'theysay. "Youneverstudy." Well,excuserne.bu. 
how are you determining whether a major is easy or not. 

Or at times I'm told. "Thai's not a real major." And.excuse me again. 
bu, what makes your major better than mine? Fnends have told me dial 
I will end up working at Wal-mart because jobs arcn t out there iorFK 
majors. "Where will you work?" they ask. "You know, a PR degree 
isn't worth anything." 

On campus there seems to be an undercurrent of what is a worthy 
major and what is not. I'm not the only one on campus who is destined 
to eatramen noodles for the rest of my life because my degree might not 
bring me big bucks. Others like education, psychology, and social work 
majors receive the same flack I do. 

Students aren't the only ones on campus who are biased toward 
majors: some faculty are, too. In one instance a social work senior was 
told by an administration member that those in social sciences were 
mainly there to get an easy degree and get married, so what's the hurry 
to accredit the department? 

Could it be that those of us in these so-called "simple majors" are 
taking them not because they are easy, but because we are really 
interested in them? 

I find it amazing how God has created us all different. Take a look 
around. Notice that some of us are people-oriented while others prefer 
to keep to themselves. Someofusare introverted, others extroverted. 
Thank goodness God created us differently. Life would be a mess if we 
all wanted to pursue the same degree. 

Maybe the public relations major doesn't study as much as a biology 
student, but our time is taken up with jobs, internships, and extra 
curricular activities that give us the edge in the work force. I do work 
hard in college as does anyone truly dedicated to his or her degree. Just 
because we are not pre-med. nursing, or business doesn't make us any 
lower, dumber, or unhappier. At least that's what I've learned from a 

BOXED IN?: The Car. 
ton Industry pays one 
of the highest wages 
on campus, but it also 
has a high employee 
turnover rate. Its work, 
ers are paid according 
to how fast they peel 
tape off boxes. And the 
Carton Industry's new 
tightened require- 
ments have reduced 
wages from $8-10 an 
hour to $7-9. In addi- 
tion, some "peelers* 
have developed joinl 
problems from the rep- 
etitious motion, 
proximately two to 
three students out ol 
50 have experienced 
wrist, finger, or shoul- 
der problems," says 
Wayne Janzen, Carton 
Industry Manager. 
— Julie Ferneyhough 

Name an "easy" major 

21%Phys.Ed. 9%Theology 

17% Elementary Ed. 5% PR 
48% Other 

December 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 

Violence. OhYeah! 

IAlex Bryan 


with us? We Americans spend more money than any nation on earth 

fending" ourselves from foreign weapons. But while our borders may be 

nire, the society barricaded behind the great American military machine 

^tly resembles a maximum security prison. There's a great wall between 

outside and inside, and the inside 's pretty bad. It seems that while we have 

great fortress shielding ourselves from a hostile world community, 

Sndly Americans are killing one another. The armed men to fear are not 

pis; they are our fellow inmates, Americans. 

year, approximately 15,000 deaths and 65,000 injuries resulted because 
ndly fire. Violent crime increased in 1992 from 1991 in every city 
lulation category except the 1 ,000,000+ category. Violent crime increased 
ryyearfrom 1983-1992. Today, every American has a 1 in 132 chance of 
ig the victim of violent crime. Patriot missiles, F-16s, and Star Wars 
ieprints have protected us inside — a criminal society, a prison, 
nazingly. Congress allocates less money to help communities fight crime 
itallocatesfortheconstructionofone Aegisdestroyer. While Reagan and 
i won a military arms race with the Soviet Union, they appeared to have 
the civilian arms race with America. 

leniy of blame can go to the gun-happy NRA, the gutless United States 
tagress, and two distracted American presidents. While the United States 
■itinued to encourage guns, our neighbor Canada outlawed such weapons 
Hd landed a grand gun-related death total in 1 99 1 : EIGHT. That's right, one- 
Hth the population of the United States, but nearly one-two thousandth the 
Hi-deaths. Clearly, the Brady Bill and stiffer measures— like outlawing hand 
His altogether — are effective crime deterrents. 

But blame, blame, blame. Not the NRA. Not "Senator Weakling." Not 
Hsidenis who looked the other way. But Ourselves. We are the ones who 
Hre violent crime. We love to experience it on the silver screen. We love to 
Kperience it on television; NYPD Blue, movie of the week. Sunday afternoon 
tttball. We love to experience it on video games like Mortal Combat. We 
Jy big bucks for blood. Oh, yes. We love our prison. We love our violence. 
xept when it really happens to us. 

;Let's be honest. Wecandecry violent crime all we want. Butif wtchoose 
make it part of our lives (and our entertainment, unbelievably) then we are 
it-rank hypocrites. I am one and so are you. 
hate violent crime or do we? 

LOOKING GOOD: A Labor Department 
reportlastweekshowstheU.S. economy 
rapidly gaining strength. Unemployment 
dropped from 6.8% in October to 6.4% 
in November, the best monthly improve- 
ment in a decade. The Index of Leading 
Economic Indicators increased 0.5%, 
climbing forthe third consecutive month. 
Other positive signs include stronger 
factory orders, a rise in personal in- 
come, and a 3.6% increase in home 
sales in October. 

ESCOBAR KILLED: Multibillionaire 
drug lord Pablo Escobar was shot down 
last week as he tried to escape from 
soldiers and police in Medellin, Colum- 
bia. Escobar, who has established a 
worldwide cocaine network, was a leader 
in the growing organized crime culture 
which earns $1 trillion annually. 

Tuesday night, an armed gunman 
boarded the Garden City/ Long Island 
commuter train and opened fire, killing 
four and injuring 21. The gunman re- 
loaded his semi-automaticweapon twice 
before being wrestled to the ground. 

NO PEACE: In the worst violence since 
Israel and the P.L.O. signed their his- 
toric peace accord in September, over a 
hundred injuries and five deaths were 
reported in the troubled regions last 

MORE DEATH: Serbian forces shelled 
the Bosnian capital Monday killing at 
least five and wounding over 30 in the 
heaviest shelling in over a week. Vio- 
lence continues to intensify after the 
latest round of peace talks failed to re- 
solve this now twenty-month war. 

WORLD TRADE: Differences continue 
to be resolved between the 1 16 nations 
negotiating the General Agreement of 
Tariffs and Trade (GATT). But as the 
Dec. 15 deadline approaches for con- 
cluding the agreement, the biggest trad- 
ing partners, including the United States 
and European Community, remain at 
odds on vital issues. Experts predict that 
agreement on all issues could pump 
$200 billion a year into the world 

AIDSDAY: As the world observed World 
AIDS Day last week, hope for a soon 
cure to the awful disease remains dim. In 
the United States, the government formed 
a National Task Force on AIDS Drug 
Development to Hasten the approval of 
new AIDS drugs. 

FIXED?: In space, the crew of the Space 
Shuttle Endeavor continues to work on 
the flawed Hubble Space Telescope. 
Participating in five separate spacewalks, 
the crew plans to finish their corrections 
today, returning to Kennedy Space Cen- 
ter on Dec. 13. 

—Compiled by David Bryan. 

Have you ever 
been a victim of ® n ™™ 
a violent crime? 10,2%Yes 

I you could, what one law would you pass to help reduce crime in the U.S.? 

I Legalize certain drugs. 
m | much crime today takes plac 
■ because of the drug culture." 

'„ Janice Leigh 

»K Elementary Education 


"There isn't a law that could sigrrifi 
cantly solve our crime probli 
problem is human nature and you 
can't change that with legislation.' 
Jim Wampler 
Director, Counseling Center 

Southern Accent 

December 9, ■ 

The Biggest "Scoop" 
of All Time 

We all have our heroes. 

iTyou love politics, your hero might be Abraham 
Lincoln orMargare.Thatcher.If you lovespom your 

hero might be Michael Jordan or Seles. If you 
Steve Green. And if you love protesting, perhaps your 
hero is Dr. Hanson. 

My hero used to be the Six Million Dollar Man. But 
that was like way last year. These days, as a joumahsm 
student, I have a new hero. My hero is not Brokaw or 
Donaldson of this generation. NorCronkite orMurro-w 
of the last. Nor is it Hamilton or Franklin of the early, 
pivotal days of America. No, my hero lived long 
before these guys. My hero wasn'teven a journalist by 
trade; he wrote on the side. But my hero delivered the 
story of stories, the biggest "scoop" of all time. My 
hero's story carried those three I's of journalism- 
importance, immediacy, interest— like no other story 
has. My hero's story captured the greatest event ever. 
He sent his story to apublisher. With the story, he sent 
this query letter: 

"... Therefore, since I myself have carefully 
investigated everything from the beginning, il seemed 
good also 10 me to write an orderly account for you, 
most excellent Theophilus. so that you may know the 
certainty of the things you have been taught." 
My hero is Luke. Though you may think of Luke as 

a doctor, 1 regard and respect him as a toma * For 
while Luke, hefelt 

Was he the first to write about it? No. 

But what Luke uncovered through his own caretul 
research and interviews amounted to the most corn- 
nlete organized, and beautiful portrait of that incred- 
ible event-the birth of our Savior. Not long after, 
Luke's article would be touted as the "greatest story 
ever told." Or, in journalist lingo, the biggest "scoop 
of all time. 

His story begins with a strong delayed lead. In 
those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a 
census should be taken of the entire Roman world." 

Good background information. "And there were 
shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping 
watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord 
appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone 
around them, and they were terrified. 

And memorable quotes. "I bring you good news of 
great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the 

town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is 

Christ the Lord" 
In my mind, there's little doubt. Luke 2:1-20 is the 

story of stories, the biggest "scoop" of all time. 

Dear Giovanni Guevara, 

Young man, it will be years before you're abliiJj 
understand the story of stories, the 1 
scoop" of all time. But someday, Giovaniil 
someday you will read for yourself the story j 
a baby born in Bethlehem. 

You have been through so much i 
nine days of life. You were born two monthsto] 
early. You weigh much too little. Your mow 
has held you only once so far, and only fori 
moment. Several times, you have nearly If 
her. We have been praying for your mothers 
for you, Giovanni. We have been praying Hi 
you two can soon drive home from the hosoj 
with your father. We hope that day is soonJ 
want you to meet your mother who loves yt) 
who loved you before you were even bom,] 

Butif this doesn't happen, Giovanni, if tors 
reason God has a different plan in mind . 
Just know, just be assured, that the Baby Ik 
I in Bethlehem will someday reunite you a 
your mother, and all those who love Him. SoiJ 
day He will indeed make all things right 


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Assistant Editor 

Rick Mann 

Layout Editor 

Ellen S. Roberts 

World News Editor 

David Bryan 

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December 9, 1993 


Southern Accent 


The Accent 
Time Machine 

I Too many limes we wail until May 10 glance back al the year's events. We reflect, 
|»k back, and say things like, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but 
worth $40,0007" 

>t me. I can't wait thai long. I'm having a hard enough time remembering what I 
ast night for World Literature, let alone wliat happened a year ago. So before I 
everything, let's take a journey, shall we? . . . Let's go back in lime via the 
iiTinieMachine to our recent, and soon to be distant, past for a serious and satirical 
bok back. 
We received a wake-up call in September when two students, Scott Pena and 
omas Pippen, nearly lost their lives in a motorcycle accident Students reflected on 
lie fragility of life while overlooking the rampant loss of life in Bosnia. It seems we 
fcere too concerned with the climate in the Happy Valley BioSphere (HVB) to notice 
jch trivial problems. 
In October, the Gym Masters journeyed to the Georgia Dome for a Falcon pre-game 
low, rumors of Davidian bombings raced throughout the HVB, students spread the 
[essage in Harrison Bay, Michael Card wore a Southern sweatshirt and said, "Good 
pbbath" in ihe opening moments of his Chattanooga concert, and Ms. Mari-Cannon 
jallego recovered from mono. Are these just seemingly random events or the missing 
feces to the JFK assassination conspiracy? You make the call. 

Mid-fall brought a campus-wide search for a bone marrow donor for former SC 
^ident, Heidt Possinger. No donor was found locally, but a donor in Texas now offers 
fcw hope. We pray and wait for success. Also, a fire in a Lee College dormitory 
(pmpted Southern students to help out with relief efforts. It all leads me to think that 
lay be the walls of the HVB aren't that thick after all. 

Unfortunately, this semester will be most remembered for the epic struggle between 
grit and wrong, between freedom and tyranny, between Dr. Hanson and Southern 
'allege. It seemed that Dr. Hanson's protest of junk food and Freud didn't sit very 
F ell with the HVB management. I guess they like Freud. Anyway, they took action, 
nd No Parking signs were erected, students rallied, and accusations flew. The conflict 
une to a climax when several of Hanson's signs were stolen from his car by three 
ampus safety personnel, who were promptly charged with the heinous crime. Hanson, 
Seizing the opportunity, said he would drop the charges if Southern would establish an 
jgranan work-study program and begin research into human-rights abuses within the 
IDA Church. Yeah, Right! Why couldn't he ask for something relevant to student 
HEeds, like the right to wear shorts in the cafe? The whole fiasco leaves me wondering 

: real bad guy is. In any case, the charges were dropped by Collegedale, and 
lankly, I'm sick of the whole thing. 

: best of times, the worst of times" seems to sum it up fairly well. Maybe we 
setter than a 50-50 split next semester. 



This week's best and worst on campus: 


Derek Turcios and Co. for the 6000-plus lights on 
the mail Christmas tree. 

The women who took up the offering in church. 

Steve Jaecks, who organized the three-man 
volleyball tournament. 


That pink Christmas tree in the cafeteria. 

The 1 1 p.m. fire drill in Talge Hall on a cold night. 

Guys who made rude noises to women Christmas 
carolers outside Talge Hall Friday night. 

Campus Safety 

As I read the editorial by Jeffrey C. 
Kovalski on Campus Safety in your 
November 1 8 issue, I could not help but 
notice the general lack of knowledge 
regarding the function of Campus Safety 
that it exemplified. Some students be- 
lieve that the purpose of Campus Safety 
is to write thousands of tickets, harass 
protesters with unusual first amendment 
rights (i.e. the freedom to park on Col- 
lege Drive West), and to provide an 
intellectually oppressive atmosphere, in 
fact. Campus Safety is a service depart- 
ment, here for the benefit of the stu- 
dents, faculty, and staff of Southern 
College. Campus Safety provides a num- 
ber of services that make Southern Col- 
lege a safe and convenient institution for 

A key responsibility of Campus Safety 
is promoting, providing, and maintain- 
ing safety or security on campus. This 
safety is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days 
a week, 365 days a year. It is for your 
safety that Safety officers are given the 
often embarrassing task of talking with 
parkers (couples parked in cars) at night 
to determine if the lady in the car is there 
on her own free will or if she is being 
forced to be there. For your safety, the 
department monitors all smoke, door, 
and window alarms in order to provide 
a fast response to any situations that may 
prove to be dangerous, such as fires or 
unauthorized entry. In order to protect 
you. Campus Safety checks campus 
buildings regularly throughout thenight, 
looks for fire and safety hazards on 
campus, directs traffic during events 
that require large numbers of students to 
use the crosswalk, regulates parking, 
enforces campus traffic regulations, and 
provides on-campus escorts at night. 
These are just a few of its safety-ori- 

In addition to safety services, Campus 
Safety offers a number of services that 
make life a little more convenient. Cam- 
pus Safety offers jump-starts to vehicles 
with low batteries. If you lock your keys 
in your care while on campus, Campus 
Safety can attempt (usually successfully) 
to open your vehicle. If you do not have 
a car, Campus Safety provides transpor- 
tation to the bus station, airport, hospi- 
tal, doctor's office, and several other 
places for a small fee. Campus Safety is 
always willing to assist in any way pos- 

Campus Safety is a necessary part of 
the educational and administrative pro- 
grams of Southern College. It is staffed 
with dedicated and intelligent officers 
who are constantly striving for excel- 
lence, and Campus Safety is always 
looking for ways to improve. Campus 
Safety is available at all times, provid- 
ing many services that make this institu- 
tion a safe and convenient place for you, 
the students, faculty, and staff of South- 
em College. 

Where's the courtesy? 

What in the world has happened to ^fe 
good old-fashioned courtesy? I am not 
talking about chilvary, but down-to- 
earth, what your mother should have 
taught you, common sense courtesy. 
Southerner's supposedly pride them- 
selves on warm hospitality, but I think a 
chill has descended on our campus. 

I miss the little pleasantries of decent 
behaviormost of all, like "please,""thank 
you," and "excuse me." But the loss of 
proper decorum, like letting others go 
ahead of you, not interrupting a conver- 
sation, and courtesy to public speakers 
is mourned as well. Students in the cafe 
shuffle through line, grunt out their se- 
lections, and then elbow their way out 
without even recognizing the service 
that has just been provided them. At the 
Christmas Tree Lighting, I heard one of 
the refreshment servers comment to the 
person in line ahead of me that she was 
the first to say "thank you" all evening. 

Probably the worst courtesy ignored 
is what we say to one another in every- 
day conversations. A friend of mine 
asked someone for a much-needed ride 
home the other day only to be told that 
the driverhad too much dirty laundry to 
fit her in. Come on, that's about the 
worse and rudest excuse I've ever heard. 
A moment of thought before talk would 
do us all good. When you ask someone 
a favor, your introductory words should 
not be "You're the last person I would 
have asked, but rmdesperatc."Itdoesn't 
matter if you have asked a hundred 
people, you should still approach him 
like he was the only one you ever con- 
sidered. (And guys, I realize we're liv- 
ing in the day of the liberated woman, 
but if you don't want to, or can't, pay for 
a girl when you go out, she is much less 
likely to be offended if the situation is 
explained tactfully, like, "Hey, I'd like 
to spend time with you, but the truth is 
I'm broke." Instead of, "You'll have to 
pay your own way. You've got money, 
don't you?" 

My words do not apply to everyone, I 
realize. I still run into people who smile, 
appreciate other's service, and politely 
make their way through life — but those 
encounters are becoming rare! Most of 
us know what we are supposed to do, 
and how we are supposed to act. Unfor- 
tunately, courtesy often dies the same 
death as New Year's Resolutions, diets, 
exercise, and daily devotions. One of ff^ 
my Grandmother's favorite sayings went ^^ 
something like this: "Much like rude- 
ness, courtesy is contagious — start an 

Beth Curran 

Thanks to donors 

Thank you to all who participated in 
the November 15 and 16 bone marrow 
drive. Your donation offers hope and 
life for those in need. 

Thank you for your help and prayers. 

Heidi Possinger 

"Women have kept me out of money all my life. Why shouldn't they do it at 
church, too?" -Dr. Herbert Coolidge, on female offering collectors. 

James C. Davis, Jr. 


Southern Accent 

A chance meeting 
young Hungarian 

By Stacy Gold 

Once upon a lime, a young Hungarian 
studenl was hanging out with her friends. A 
group of American tourists walked by, obvi- 
ously lost. The tourists called out. "Hey, do 
any of you speak English?" Andrea, who 
had just begun studying English, was the 
only one. 

Thus began a fairy tale turned reality for 
Andrea Darok, 26. That day. she gave the 
Americans a lour of her city, using what 
little English she had picked up. and body 
language. Today, she is here at Southern 

"It's a wonderful 
feeling to ask the 
teacher for help." 

College, studying Public Relations and Re- 

Sponsored by Glenn Fuller and his wife 
(the tourists), Andrea lives with them and 
attends classes. They feed her, clothe her, 
and pay for most of her tuition, much like a 

For Andrea and other foreign students, 
this is an incredible opportunity. '*In my 
country, to have a higher education, one 
must be rich or in the upper class. And one 


leads to a new life for a 

December 9, i 993 

must have a good education to get a 
paying job. It is hard. Very hard," Anii | 

When asked about her impression of I 
Americans, she replies. "Everybody is a I 
fast! No time for talk and discussion. Every. [ 
one must be ready for the next day. I feeli J 
have to keep up or I'm not successful." 

Andrea arrived in the states this pa&isumJ 
mer. She spoke very little English. She all 
tended Maryville College for five months tol 
study the language and learn to speak a,] 
first real college experience was the 
summer session at Southern. She look Uj t I 
and Teachings of Jesus from Derek MorrisJ 
She loved it. 

"It'sa wonderful feeling to ask the teacher! 
for help. This is unknown in Hungary. The] 
teacher can help, but it is not, um. personal! 
Here, it is much warmer." she says. 1 

"I have tests here every day. It is verfl 
difficult. In my country, wconly havelestti 
at the end of the semester. But my knowll 
edge there was better. I feel you can escape] 
many heavy questions [here]. Youcan guest] 
No one asks for details. I fear my knowledge! 
is surface. I am ready for the test one day,] 
and then I forget [what I learned) the next, 1 ! 

Andrea is glad for the opportunity tosludj 1 
here. "It is a good benefit. Nations ca 
know each other this way. in Hungary, wtl 
(young people) wait for change. We wailfonl 

Wa(3{3y oWgw QJea/i 
SJappy QJafentine's ^Day 


Gulf States Conference Students 


Camp Alamisco Staff 


Gulf States Conference Youth Ministries 

December 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 


ater Guns, 
Purple Daisies/ 

and Fox Squirrels 

v Jessica Vining 
I Sanla'selvesmay be short, but they're 
Vol stupid. The same can be said of me, 
Jul that's not what we're talking about, 
're talking about is the way 
RantaClaus and his little helpers (moms 
pd dads) give presents. 
|I asked Ronald Lizard (I left the "o" 
ime to preserve anonymity) 
feat ihe best gift he ever gave someone 
as. He said, "Two years ago I spent 
ore lhan $300 on gifts, but I don't 
member what I bought." 

, Ron! Do you think you could 
; another memory lapse and spend 
on me? 
Jl asked a few other people about gifts 
Hey've given. I got answers like "my- 
Hlf" and "a really nice framed picture of 
B;." But my favorite was, "I'm mount- 
Hg a fox squirrel for my nephew." Be- 
mve it or not, there's a little nephew 
Hho can't wait for Christmas because 
Hs taxidermist uncle is giving him what 
B wants most. 
■I was fair; I asked myself the same 
ftestion. My answer? Water guns. Last 
Bar. my dad complained about the com- 
Bercialism of Christmas. (He was bal- 
Rcing his checkbook at the time.) He 
Bid the best gifts he ever got were the 
Rle fifty-cent toys his parents put in his 

An essay about Christmas and the gifts that come with it 

Christmas stockings. So I bought 
fourmini-super-soakerwaterguns. I 
filled one with water, put it back in 
the package, wrapped it, and ad- 
dressed it "To: Jessica. From: Santa." 
I wrapped the other three and ad- 
dressed them to Mom, Dad, and 

Christmas morning, we all opened 
our "Santa" packages together. "Oh, 
look,": I squealed, and shot each 
member of my family in tum. They 
tried to retaliate with their empty 
guns. All other presents were forgot- 
ten formost of themoming while the 
four of us chased each other around 
the house. Dad's Vietnam instincts 
came back. He was diving over and 
rolling under furniture, and belly- 
walking through the kitchen. I made 
my family happy — and wet — and I 
enjoyed every minute of it. 

Making people happy is part of 
what Christmas is about. And it's 
easier to make people happy when 
we put a little heart into our gifts. 
Make thinking about others a prior- 
ity, not just during the next few 

weeks, butthroughout the year. My sister's 
boyfriend does that. When he gives her 
flowers, he gives her purple daisies be- 
cause he's figured out that she'd rather 
have flowers in her favorite color than the 
usual red roses. It's one of the reasons I'm 
letting Jackie date him. The otherreason is 
that he knows a male Calvin Klein model 
that he's going to introduce me to. 

So spend more time and thought than 
money this Christmas. Think about the 
Reasons for the season. He gave us the 
best gift he could— His life. We should be 
giving the best of ourselves, too. 

And ifyou'd like to know what to get me 
for Christmas, I'd like a pair of roller 
blades. Mom and Dad probably won't get 
them for me because I ran over my sister 
with my new Huffy Pink thunder bicycle 
when I was seven, and I ran over her with 
my new Fireball skates when I was nine, 
and I ran into her with my car once, but I 
didn't hit her very hard, and it was just a 
joke, but they still won't buy me anything 
with wheels. Other than that, all I want is 
peace on earth and good will from a man — 
any man. You don't need to get me purple 
daisies; red roses will do just fine. 

Special Thanks to Dr. Sauls' News Reporting class 
for their contributions to the Accent this semester. 


Herby Dixon 

Daniel Eppel 

Julie Ferneyhough 


Xenia Hendley 

James Johnson 

Kris Jones 
Avery McDougle 

Kelly Mapes 
Jody Medendorp 
April Nieves 
Gail Romeo 
Renee Roth 

No more deadlines for you! 



The Town: Lusaka, Zambia 
The Essayist: Sonja Nyrop 

Lusaka couldn't be called a 
"town." As the capital of Zambia, 
it's more a city. Although Lusaka 
has many of the attributes that go 
with acity — people, traffic, crime — 
it also has some characteristics of a 
small lown. One of them is familiar- 
ity — every body knowingevery body. 
Not that Lusaka is small, by any 
means. However, when the popula- 
tion of a country is 99% Nacionals 
and I % other, the expatriates tend to 
form their own community. 

Lusaka is truly international, with 
people from nearly every country 
residing there. As the official lan- 
guage, English is the tongue that 
binds, but one can hear numerous 
languages, including the dozens of 
dialects spoken among the locals, 
just by going to the supermarket. 

Walking about Lusaka can be so- 
bering. I've seen Somalian women 
refugees, their faces covered with 
cloth in Moslem tradition so that 
only their pained eyes were visible. 
Zambia is surrounded by countries 
torn by civil war, such as Angola, 
Mozambique, and Zaire. 1 hear of 
refugees being turned away at the 
borders, reminding me that the situ- 
ation with the UnitedStates and Haiti 
isn't unique. 

Lately there has been anew influx 
of "refugees." White South Africans 
have been coming and buying farm- 
land in attempts to start anew in a 
foreign country. They say that South 
Africa is falling apart, that there will 
be much more bloodshed, that the 
open elections in April will surely 
bring Civil War. Like the rest of the 
world, all I can do is wait and see. 
Zambia has its own problems. I 
love living there and seeing what's 
happening to the country saddens 
me. Zambia has had its indepen- 
dence for nearly 30 years and during 
those three decades, governmental 
mismanagement and corruption have 
turned Zambia from being one of 
Africa's richest countries to one of 
the poorest. This is visible just by 
taking a short drive downtown. A 
smooth ride is impossible due to the 
numerous potholes everywhere, an 
evidence to the eroding infrastruc- 
ture. As soon as I park the car, scads 
of beggars, many blind and/or 
maimed, make their way to mc with 
outstretched hands. Inflation is out 
of control. I still wonder how the 
Africans survive from day to day. 

People ask, "Isn't it exciting to 
live in Africa?" Orthey'llsay, "Zam- 
bia must be so exotic,'' or "What a 
good experience it must be to live in 
Lusaka." But I can't say I've thought 
of Lusaka as being exciting orexotic 
or a good experience . . . it's just 

Southern Accent 

December 9, 1993 


Photo Feature 

Along the 



By E.O. Grundset 

On this bright but cool afternoon the campus is suddenly decked out for 
Christmas. First of all there's the campus Iree that is glistening with over60UO 
lights andsome400 ornaments. We can thank SA President David Beckworth 
who thought up the idea of a different formal, Derek Turcios who "conned 
Hamilton Place Mall officials to donate the decorations, and Ronnie Pittman 
who got the Engineering Dept. lift to help in the stringing of the lights. All 
three worked tirelessly to bring us this glittering "Disney World-type ' 

The Nursing Dept. has a tree in the lobby of Herin Hall— red and mauve 
ornaments, tiny lights, glistening light green bows, and an iridescent puff at 
the top. In the Cafeteria there's a white tree with mauve balls and pink 
twinkling lights and an angel on top. Down in Wright Hall on the landing 
above the front doors is a tree decked out with silvery ornaments, each of 
which contains an inserted light bulb— very fetching. But the most elegant 
tree of all is in the front comer of the Campus Shop. It's a tall slim tree 
decorated with flowing purple velvet ribbons and gold and silver ornaments. 
Take a look. 

Well, let's check some students in and around the Student Cenler and find 
out what each one wants for Christmas. Some of their desires are pretty 
outrageous. First of all, here's Karah Hardinge from Selali. WA, who would 
like a irip lo Singapore, and a Saab 900 Turbo, plus a hot shower in the Annex 
(with any luck she might gel Ihe last wish). Monica Delong (in fashionable 
grunge) from Hagcrslmvn.MD. couldn't decide whal she wanted but settled 
for any room [hat's not in the Annex or Conference Center. Nicole Rafey (in 
a wintery green shirt) from Miami, FL, wants a very sweet romantic guy tied 
up with a big red bow under her Christmas tree! (Well!) Michael Logan (in 
green trousers) from Chattanooga, TN, wants financial aid, while Kenya 
Heard (in a bright red satiny jacket) from Decatur, GA, wants a Nissan 

Look pat this — here's acranberry (dark red) Plymouth LaserRS loolingup 
the promenade. Out pops Rick Mann (in a professional looking striped shirt) 
from Orlando, FL. who wants money for graduate school, and Andy Nash 
(nattily dressed Southern Accent editor) also from Orlando, but in anotherlife 
from Minnesota, who would like a 3-week vacation break from this paper and 
a real vacation in Thailand. I might add that his Plymouth was illegally parked 
on the promenade for quile some time — we check out these things! Inside the 
Sludenl Center studious Peggy Christensen (in a multi-colored suede jacket) 
from Oshawa, On/. . wants a Ninja 250 bike plus lots of snow. And here at one 
of the round tables in the "family room" were three foreign girls studying 
furiously :FabiolaGuanwan from JakartaJndonesia.Kv/afaaniCbuganda 
from Limbe, Malawi, and Ira Ward y unto from Surabaya, Indonesia — they 
all wanted desperately lo go to their homelands for Christmas, plus CD 
players, new cars, spending money, and the hope that they would pass the 
English exam required for foreign students (TOEFL) this month. 

Finally, at another lable is Jupiter Dlamini from Pretoria, South Africa. 
This former"bird-wutchcr" in amaroon shin advertising the Relay Co., which 
manufactures men's winter wear, wants a Mercedes Benz S560 SEC. while 
his girlfriend Fab Vatelfinabright orange sweater) from Altamome Springs, 
FL. desires "joop" all wrapped up in ornaments and delivered to her front 
door. So much for Yulelidc yeamintis 1 

Have you noticed Ihe huge activities calendar on the landing on the way 
down from the Student Center lo the Cafeteria? The huge "rectangle days" 
have monthly dated symbols in each comer— pumpkins for Oct., turkeys for 
Nov., and trees for Dec. School activities andSA events are shown plusclever 
sayings and "Far Out" cartoons. This month proclaims (among other things) 
"Back to Bedrock is Coming" and'Home Sweet Home." Julie Boskind is the 
clever architect of Ihese monthly displays— nice job! 

By the way, the exuberant, acrobatic, arm-waving, smiling, blonde, Decem- 
ber calendar girl is Donna Phillips from Fort Pierce, Fl Alas, she's not 
attending SC this year, the Gym Masters miss her! And ... a big Thank You 
to Oliver Falsness who presented me the polar bear-shaped North West 
Territories license plate at the Tree Lighting the other night It's now nestled 
among other presents under our tree; I'll treasure this unique gitt/orever 

So, it's Good-bye to 1993 from the promenade and all the buildings and 
people intertwined therewith. Merry Christmas, Everyone. 







UNITED HE STANDS: Billionaire Ross Perot is still on the circuit] 
following his NAFTA debate with Al Gore on Larry King L,Ve,a| 
performance that hampered his credibility rating. Perot spoke 1 
for 70 minutes at a rally in East Ridge last Saturday night His I 
topics: the deficit, free trade, and the luxurious lifestyle of the] 


ENJOYING THE SHOW: Sophomore Nelu Tabingo and friendll 
respond to some rather interesting renditions of ChristmaJj 
tunes at the SA Christmas Party last Sunday. 

COME ON IN: Many, but not all, Thatcher residents opened I Vjl 
homes for visitors Sunday evening from 6:30—8:00 p.m- *""| 
wards, the resident assistants checked the residence hall ""l 
ough to make sure no one forgot to leave. 

December 9, 1993 

Southern Accent 


"Ho Ho Ho! 
Keep off the 
Ho Ho Ho! 
—Santa, at the 
Tree Lighting. 

CANDY DROP: In what has become a Southern tradi- 
tion, Santa pelted students with candy canes at the 
lew, improved Tree Lighting two days after Thanks- 
giving Break. 

At what age 

did you stop 

believing in 


5.1% Still Do 
36.7% Never Did 
12.6% 04 
29.1% 5-7 
13.9% 8-10 
2.6% 11 and up 


SANTA'S HELPER: When professor-turned-Santa R. Lynn Sauls 
needed some help distributing gifts at the Band Concert Satur- 
day night, student-turned-elf Angi Ascher was happy to fill the 


GULP: Gina Terranova and an unnamed youngster 
(we're guessing he's a freshman) warm up with a cup of 
hot chocolate at the Tree Lighting Nov. 30. 

JfOND THE CALL: The Student Association's Julie Boskind 
flic Relations), Kim Day (Joker editor), and Kate Evans (sec- 
|ry) mix up bowls of popcorn at the SA Christmas Party 
Fay night. The next SA event is the Flintstones Party in 


MAD RUSH: After Open House, students gathered in the 
Student Center for hot chocolate, popcorn, singing (in- 
cluding Judy Griffin's Christmas Song), Christmas car- 
toons, and Twister. "It was a fun excuse not to study," 
said Freshman Peggy Christenson. 

*-<iMg m\ 

Southern Accent 




Everyone has the tendency lo get a little fat and lazy over the holidays. Face 
ii It's a great American tradition. It's cold and wet outside and you have 
chestnuts roasting over an open fire. Why worry about what kind of shape 
you're in? Bui then comes the inevitable first game of basketball in the spring, 
or thai first jog to work off the holiday pounds. And you drag and wheeze and 
mumble around gasps, "I've got to get back in shape, man." I know just the 
sport to avoid this scenario: Aerobics. 

Now before you start crying that aerobics is not a sport, know this: Anyone 
that has ever tried to keep up with an aerobics instructor cannot deny that these 
prancing, overly happy people are athletes. But anyone that has endured the 
misery and humiliation of being the lone beginner in the back of the aerobics 
class knows lhat it is betterio struggle alone at home in front of the television, 
where nobody can see you turn left when tfeh instructor turns right or trip 
while doing a leg lift. 

So the biggest questions is, Which aerobics home video is right for you? A 
quick trip to the Wal-mart video section reveals a whole slew of smiling, 
scantily-clad hard bodies hawking their talents from the covers of the video 
taps. Jane Fonda alone sells about a thousand fat-buming how-to tapes {not 
included is "How to Hurl," a documentary covering her recent admission that 
her personal fat-battle was covertly aided by frequently kneeling over the 
toilet bowl.) 

There is also a popular nameless, faceless set of tapes that are entitled 
(Various body parts] of Steel. This collection does not rely on celebrity selling 
power, but rather on pictures of Abs of Steel, Arms of Steel, Legs of Steel, and 
yes, Buns of Steel adorning the tape cover. Now before your rush over to Wal- 
mart to get your copy, remember ihai buying them means admitting to the girl 
at the cash register, "Ma'am, my buns have sagged a little as of late, and I'm 
hoping that by combining my VCR and this here tape 1 will have found my 
gluteal miracle worker for dieting and other venues of fitness have not 
resolved my quest for BUNS OF STEEL." 

No matter how you look at it. The Body Parts of Steel video tapes have a 
certain magnetism lhat is not matched by any other cassette here at Wal-mart. 
particularly "Richard Simmons Sweatin' to the Oldies." I mean, ask yourself, 
do you want BUNS OF STEEL or would you rather perspire to "Bah Bah Bah, 
Bah Bah-bera Ann" with Mr. Simmons? 

These are just a few of the options available. The most important thing to 
remember is that good cardiovascular fitness is an important prerequisite to 
mastering almost all other sports. A lot of guys have a hard time even 
imagining doing aerobics because it has long been perceived as a ladies' 
activity. But recently, even many players from the NBA and NFL have taken 
it up because of its superior workout. Ladies, you've been working hard at 
aerobics for years, and now it's time to demand more of the men around here. 
Make them get into shape. And remember, if you ever see a sweaty Southern 
gent walking around in a pink leotard humming Beach Boy tunes, try to 

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(Near Four Comers across from Ooltewah Middle School) 

Do you think Richard Simmons' 
parents are proud of him? 

60.2% Yes 30.7% No 8.1% Undecided 

Volleyball Standings 

AA League 

A League (East) 


23 pts. 

Liu 20 pts. 



Fulford 13 



Shank 12 



Bishop 9 



Niemeyer 4 







A League (West 

B League (East) 

Ennis 18 pts. 

Nash 16 


17 pts. 

Rodman 9 



McNeil 7 







B League (West) 
Wedel 20 pts 

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Feldbush 10 

Mapes 8 


Baker 6 

Gym Masters entertain academy 
students, NBA fans out east 

Bv Steve Gensoun 

The Gym Masters took time out of their 
Thanksgiving break to travel up north, 
showing once again that they take their 
role as ambassadors of Southern College 
seriously. They left on Sunday, Novem- 
ber 21, in order to arrive for a Monday 
morning performance at Shenandoah 
Valley Academy. Anotherlongdrivetook 
them to Garden State Academy in New 
Jersey for a Tuesday morning perfor- 

mance. The final show of the '«>"\ 
in Washington D.C. They P^ " 1 *] 
post-game show at the Washing"? 
Bullets basketball arena, wnert. 
Bullets werehostingtheCharlotlw | 

The Gym Masters were s 
at which point they hurried in»J 
wings for a quick warm-up I 
performed before a nearly f»» '"^M 

Becember9, 1993 

Twenty-two teams braved the wee hours ot Sunday morning, Decem- 
ber 5, participate in Southern's Third Annual Three-man Volleyball Tourna- 
ment. The double elimination tournament format had teams playing a best of 
flnree match, with games going to eleven. 

The double elimination tournament offered many exciting moments 
Br spectators, many of which featured the eventual champs, Team Moffit. 
ttlctured: Seth Moffit's spikes elude Joey Alvarez and Mark Kroll.) The first 
place team never lost a match. Ritterskamp, Brock, and Wilson were the only 
HRo that managed to slow Moffit's roll by taking one game. Matt Wilson led 
out in the win, with several service aces. 

Team Ritterskamp also sent Team Alvarez, the second place trio, to 
me losers bracket, from which Alvarez proceeded to the finals. The trip to 
me finals included a win over Ritterskamp in the semifinal match. That win 
set up the Alvarez/Moffit final. 

In the final match, Moffit continued its winning ways. "They domi- 
aled us at the end, no questions asked," said Freshman Joey Alvarez. 
Fatigue was also a factor. I literally threw up halfway through the match." 

Moffit garnered wins of 11-10 and 11-5 over Alvarez to win the 
iampionship for the second year in a row. 

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December 9 

Is 1994 Prophetic Year? 

Bv Dr. Norman R. Gullev, Guest Editorialist 

Some Seventh-day Advenlists believe God's judgments will begin in 1 994 " others 
believe thai Christ will return in 1994.' Both groups base iheii l jlail.mon ..n ;m .m, mm 

I. belonged lo God (Lev 25:23). So in their buying sellmg ol H,e nm 

. .^iin,: u.thc worked ltkeilii>.Lver>'tdtieihve ; irw^ 
a jubilee (Lev 25:10). In that year land was to be relumed to the original human 
"owner " to the tribe/family that God distributed it to when Israel first entered C anaan 
(Deut VP-20 Num 34-35, Joshua 10:40-13, 11, 14-22). So the price of land was 
detemi.ned by the number of years left till jubilee (Lev 27: 1 8). Forty years to jubilee 
would fetch a higher price than only five years. It was like the modem leas,- a tar 
program:' Fo, a certain sum you get to use a car. For a certain sum Jews got to use the 

I,,hI :. r u,lim,i. ,. dues nm permit us to say more about this sabbatical jublleeyear 

(sce Lev 25: 10-54: 27: 1 7-24, Num 36:4). but what we have said will suffice for our 

Dr. George W. Rcid, Director of the Biblical Research Institute o! the General 
Conference, recently wrote about those who use die jubilee calander to determine 1 994 
as the year for Christ's return. 1 Those Adventists believe the jubilee year was every 
forty-ninth year rather than every fiftieth. They commence their calculation in the year 
457 BC, the beginning of the 2,300 year prophecy that terminated in 1844 (Dan 8:14). 
They assume that 457 B.C. was a jubilee year, and conclude that there will be fifty 
jubilee years between 457 B.C. and Christ's second advent. So 50 times 49 is 2,450. 457 
B.C. plus 2,450 years bring us to 1994. 

There are serious flaws in this computation. 1. Scholars are not agreed upon whether 
the jubilee year was the fiftieth or the forty-ninth year. 3 2. There is no biblical or 
hislorie al record that the Jews kept the jubilee law during their 1,400 year history, nor 
is their evidence from New Testament times.* 3. As Dr. Reid points out, there is no 
historical evidence that the year 457 B.C. was a jubilee year, 4. the Bible does not say 
anywhere that there are to be fifty jubilees between 457 B.C. and the second advent,' 
5. and there is no biblical authorization for using an ancient Jewish sociological 
calendar for working out a future prophetic timetable. I believe this kind of reckoning 
is equivalent to the early church fathers' assumption that because creation took six days 
followed by a sabbath, then human history will be six thousand years followed by a 
thousand years millennium. 

Adventist Larry Wilson and his followers believe the trumpets of Revelation 8-11 
will begin in 1994 (more of this m the next Southern Accent). Wilson says the close of 
probation will be in three and a half years after 1994, or in 1998." Both interpretations 
ui Hi- jubilee , .iidnJei |>m]m d ill ere ni prophetic events in 1994! They can't both be 
right?] believe they; ire both wrong. For both amount lo date setting. Christ warned that 
l-lis coming Will be when "one docs not expect him" (Matt 24:50 N1V). His end-time 
prophet warned against time setting. 1 Official Adventist interpretation of the end-time 
takes this seriously. 

Focusing on the Wilson scenario that human probation ends in 1988, what does this 
do to a person's christian living, say till a few months before? Given human nature, 
wouldn'tmany people be tempted to coast alotiij until a final cramming session before 
1 98S, just as some do before a final exam? What if the close of probation comes before 
I -I'W" Scripture readiness for Christ s second coming has everything to do 
with knowing Him (John 17:3). the eternal One, and say s nothing about knowing future 

"Larry Wilson, The Revelationof Jesus, (Brushton. NY:Teach Services, 1992). p. 343. 

J George Reid, "Will Jesus Come in 1 994? Why the Jubilee calculations can't be trust 

ed.'Mdir/i/isiffeww, Last-day events special issue, undated, buipublishedtocoincide 

with October 22, 1993, pp. 28-30. 

1 George Reid, Ibid. 

'John E. Hartley, Word Biblical Commentary, Leviticus ,eds. David A. Hubbard Glen 

W. Barker, (Dallas,TX:Word Books, Publisher, 1992), 4:435. 

* Adventist Larry Wilson believes dial there is only one mention of a jubilee year in 
scripture in 2 Kings 19:29 and Isa 37:30 (p. 33 1 ). However the Seventh-day Adventist 
Bible t ommentary for these two passages express the tentative view that the year in 
question may be a sabbatical year, but make no mention of it being a jubilee year 
(Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, 2:964, 4:238). 

1 Whereas some speak of fifty jubilees ending in the second advent, as mentioned by 
George Reid. Larry Wilson speaks of seventy jubilees ending in the trumpet judgments 
(pp. 327-340). 

* Larry Wilson, see chart on p. 343. 

' Ellen G. While, "Beward of Any Time Setting," chapter 23 in Selected Messages 
(Washington D.C.:Rcview and Herald Publishing Association, 1958), 1:185-192. 

Do you think Jesus 

will come before 
the year 2000? 

73% Yes 
23% No 
4% Undecided 

^ccenfL/ve, January 19 

CLIFFORD GOLDSTEIN: New editor of Liberty magazine 
and author of several books, including Day of the Dragon, 
Clifford Goldstein will be our guest next month for 
AccentLive. The program will be held in Lynn Wood Hall on 
Wednesday evening, January 19. Assembly credit given. 

GRATEFULSMs: Southern stuctenls responded 
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DECIDE FOR YOURSELF: Believe him or not, Ron Wyatt (a nurse 
anesthetist from Nashville) has captured the attention of thousands 
with his claimed Biblical discoveries. Wyatt displayed artifacts, showed 
a video, and took audience questions last Wednesday night in Lynn 
Wood Hall. The Southern Accent invited Wyatt to campus for its first 
edition of AccentLive . More than 200 students and members of the 
community packed the auditorium for the 90-minute program. Among 
other things, Wyatt says he's found Noah's Ark, the Red Sea crossing 
site, the remains of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Ark of the Cov- 
enant. "I believe," says Wyatt, "that God has preserved the physical 
remains of every time he intervened in a supernatural manner into the 
affairs of man to this point in time when we are capable of transmitting 
all this around the planet into everybody's language." Student reac- 
tion to Wyatt's claims was mixed. Some, like junior Greg Camp, insist 
Wyatt hasn't eliminated all other possibilities for the sites. Several 
students, however, hope to scuba dive with Wyatt in the Red Sea next 
summer. (For more on Ron Wyatt and his critics, call the Accent office 
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December 9,19M 

We Sent 
Him Away 

And beatings, alcohol, cigerettes. and theft were a daily 
10, 11, or 12— the SMs 
...„. he. Ritok didn't know when his own birthday 
was. Nor did he know when he was going to eat his next meal or where he was 
going to sleep that night But he was certain of one thing: He was not going back 
home because home was where his father was. At home, he didn't receive love, 
nurturing, guidance, or any of the basic necessities of life. Instead he received 
cigerette hums, blows to the body, and cuts to his face. 

We quickly learned thai Ritok was a mentally and physically abused child. 
Andre. Sean, and Tim tried lo show Christ-like compassion to Ritok. He became 
the fourth resident of Apartment D until further provisions and investigation for 
this child could be done. 

And so it began. Foslering Ritok was very novel, at first. The guys willingly 
and lovingly sacrificed their own time and activities to care for him. They washed 
the layers of dirt off Ritok's body, fed him a warm meal, taught him how to use a 
toothbrush, and lucked him into a safe bed at night 

All of our hearts went out to Ritok, How wonderful to care for this unfortu- 
nate child, we thought Until one day, Ritok started changing. (Or maybe he was 
just revealing the effects of an abused child.) Apartments were being broken into 
and valuables were being stolen. Ungratefulness was being displayed and temper 
tantrums were being thrown. Ritok's behavior was steadily growing worse. Until 
one day, it climaxed. 

"Mungi! Mungi!" Ritok violently screamed, banging on an apartment door. 
Ritok had already been fed. Sean, one of his guardians pulled him, and wide-eyed 
Ritok retaliated by biting his hand. BITING his hand. The very hand that held 
him. fed him, and wiped his tears was now being bitten. 

Ritok was out of our control. We did the best we could but he needed more. 
Maybe we interfered with something that should have been left alone, somehow 
resolved by nature, but we didn't. 

So we sent Ritok away to his aunt's home. He did not want to go. In fact, he 
fought by hitting, kicking, and swearing. 1 could see by the confused look in his 
dark eyes that he loathed what we were doing to him. But it was for his own good. 
I think. 

Nevertheless, nothing can be done now. Majuro is loo far away for me to go 
back and hold Ritok and try and make him understand. At limes I wish that I 
could do it all over but I can'L I'm only left with the memory of Ritok's smiling 
face. And at those moments. 1 pray for Ritok. I pray that he isn't being abused, but 
is being cared for and loved, and that Ritok's anger toward us is vanishing 
because we really did love him. But most of all 1 ask God that one day Ritok will 
find himself praying and knowing Christ The only One who never sends anyone 

If you were overseas, what would you miss the most? 

28% Friends 8% Taco Bell 

28% Family 7% Boyfriend/Girlfriend 

10% USA 19% Other 

I am so thankful that I came. I have really been blessed. It's amazing how 
many ways you can witness out here. Church attendance is great and we 
are all going out and giving Bible studies. I enjoy teaching World and 
American History classes. Next semester I am teaching Micronesian 
History— I have to study it! . . . The island of Pata has been asking for an 
SDA school for the past 1 years and we're finally building one. . . . I've 
been diving six times and I love it. I had a shark encounter and I'm ready 
for my next. I've collected beautiful fish, shells, and sea fans. ... This place 
has become home for me and once strange things are now very natural, 
I am so glad that I am here. I would never trade this for any earthly thing. 
—Shelly Rauch, Academy Teacher 

I have gone without water and electricity, been lost in the jungle, swam off 
of an uninhabited island, and used a machete, and I love it. My days start 
at 7 a.m . and I teach 30 kindergarteners. Most of them don't speak English. 
I do have a translator but it gets tough if she's not here. . . . There is no TV 
so our free time is spent playing Rook, reading, or night snorkeling. When 
we do, we must wear shorts— women's knees must always be covered. 
... The people and culture are womderful. They are completely conlenl 
with the littlle the have. I would not miss being here for anything. 
—Jennifer Toomey, Kindergarten Teacher 

Size: 460 square miles, 680 islands and atolls, including Chuuk, 

Palau, Pohnpei, and Kosrae. 
Currency: U.S. Dollar 
Language: Various native island dialects, English 



"Being chased by a drunk native. It "A 10-hour boat ride in an open ocean I 

wouldn't have been so bad if he weren't that had 20-foot swells. To top it off, m/| 

300 pounds and as big as a door." Dramamine wasn't working." 

— Steve Grlmsley, 6th Grade Teacher — ChipThompson,5thGradeTeach« I 

Yap 1990-91 Chuuk 1992-93 

"I started a gym team made up by na- "One of my students asked me 

tives. They had never done gymnastics him about Jesus' coming. He taokSnMJ 

before, but they were the best tumblers out from recess to study with me. IW 

I've ever seen." really cool!" 

—Naomi McCall, 6th Grade Teacher —David Cook, Assistant Pastor 

Palau 1 991 -92 Pohnpei 1 992-92 

Elsewhere . . . 


I'm doing well in the tropical para- 
dise of Majuro. Coconut, papaya, 
and breadfruittrees are everywhere. 
... I have 27 rambunctious 2nd and 
4thgraders. I used to think that teach- 
ers had it easy, and now I realize that 
I was so wrong. . . . The people are 
very loving and this has taught me lo 
be more giving. I just got back from 
a weekend campout on an outer 
island. ... I thank God He gave me 
this incredible opportunity. 
— Noelle Wilson, Teacher 


I've been here for only a short time, 
but could write volumes of stories. 
I"ve been to London twice and saw 
Buckingham Palace. ... The stu- 
dents here are amazing. It is a huge 
melting pot of cultures. I feel like I am 
the mother of 45 kids. What a chal- 
lenge! I get the girls up, have wor- 
ship, and have Ihem out of the dorm. 
Then I do room check. I also help 
wilh the drama group, P.E., and 
Choir It's hard af times. But I'll make 
it with God's strength. 
— Kristen Bergstrom, Asst. Dean 


It's so warm here— I can't believe it's 
winter. I can no longer grasp the 
concept of cold. I amready forChrist- 
mas! I'm convinced that breaks were 
made for teachers, nor students. 
We've been on water rations several 
times. I'll never take running water, 
showers, and flushing toilets for 

granted again But, needless to 

say, the Lord is working clearly in my 
life. God has been good. 
— Melinda Cross, Teacher 

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Southern Accent 

Handel's Messiah 
becoming a Southern 
Christmas tradition 

1 Gail Romeo 


Tin.- Collc^dale Church will come alive Friday 
evening and again Sabbath afternoon with the Music 
Upartment's performance of Handel's Messiah, "For 
ome people, Christmas is not complete until they 
Iperience the Messiah" says Chairman Marvin 

(Over 100 students and community members are 
[volved in the musical. The Collegedale Master Cho- 
fle will leam up with the Southern Singers and the 
pamber Orchestra for the production. The Master 
lorale is sponsored by the Collegedale Church, and 

ts members are alumni of Southern. 
[Some will participate in the Messiah for the first 
'Participation in the Messiah has made it much 
pecial for my husband and I," says Renee Mote, 
i in the Chorale. 
[The Messiah is a 250-year tradition, debuting in 
'42. Despite the extra practices, most students seem 
) be taking part. "I am so excited to be 
rforming it this year," says Junior Wendy Carter 
[The audience is asked to be especially reverent 
ing the performance. "To me, the real Christmas 
s when we can sit back and quietly mediate on 
the true reason for Christmas," says Sophomore 
Hills. "The Messiah provides just the right 
medium to usher in this feeling." 

Pick up your Messiah 
tickets at the Village 
Market, or at Talge and 
Thatcher front desks. 

Dept. has had a very busy holdiay sea- 
son. The band (Director Pat Silver pic- 
tured above) performed their Christ- 
mas concert last Saturday night in gym, 
with a visit from a rather thin Santa 
(Lynn Sauls), who claimed to be on a 
"wellness program." On Sunday the 
Orchestra played with the choir from 
the University of Tennessee-Chatta- 
nooga for the city's 26th annual Christ- 
mas concert in the First Presbyterian 
Church. Look for the Orchestra on lo- 
cal television Dec. 24. DieMeistersinger 
sang at the Read House in Chattanooga 
on Tuesday, and will be singing at the 
Chattanooga Choo Choo December 1 1 . 

ABC presents Christian Music 

ike it or not, First 
pall's Journey offers 
surprising new sound 

[obias BrrzER 
wisTiAN Music Reviewer 

[Sacred Journey is an album of faith, love, struggle and strength in God's love. This 
bum is one of encouragement to those experiencing struggles and of thanks for all the 
f>rd has done for us. A person on their journey will experience all of these and may 
N strength in this album, which is the hope of First Call. 

Until now First Call had an electronic pop sound. Not the case of Sacred Journey. The 
Wn has a style of late sixties and early seventies soft rock (the religious version of 

r, Paul and Mary). Of course it has been given the 90s twist of stronger bass thump. 

u are expecting to hear the same style of the earlier albums you may be surprised. 

re t Call's harmony is definitely what makes this album. Although the background 

ld is different the distinctive harmony comes through loud and clear. Lazarus 
JPourtd is an acapella cut that helps show off the tight sound First Call has perfected 
ftoughoui the years. 

I Keeping the message of the disciples and adding it to this traditional sound, First Call 
' Bpuig a message to help struggling Christians today. 
tiered Journey stands as a testimony to God's love and mercy— a 

f^d Journey is distributed by Word, and is available at the Adventisl Book C 

In Ofher Words . . . 

* By Eric Gang 

1 . Christmas is approaching, and many students eagerly await a chance to return 
home. However, there are those who are so engrossed in reading their Advanced 
Organic Chemistry textbooks that they appear nirvanic to the deans who have 
tried in vain to persuade them to go home and enjoy Christmas. 

Nirvanic means: A) a word describing a condition of harmony, stability, and 
joy C) a nincompoop C) a flagellant 

2. Christmas vacation has finally arrived, and you are on your way home. 
However, you are not happy. It appears as if your whole vacation will be ruined. 
Why? Your General Biology professor decided to give the whole class a 2% 
bonus. You feel insulted, unchallenged by the class. Your ego is traduced. 

Traduced means: A) pallid B) sallow C) pretty 

4. Yourparents, after witnessing your refusal to eat a chocolate cake, remark that 
college has made you sagacious. 

Sagacious means: A) aware of the psychogeological forces B) wise in 
judgment C) philanthropic 

5. While at home on vacation you visit a Catholic mass. And being the good 
Protestant that you are, you denounce the Catholic hierarchy. But someone 
overhears you, and they confront you saying: "You are a bigot and a Know- 
Nothing 1 ." 

A Know-Nothing means: A) a pseudo-Luther B) an idiot C) a nineteenth 
century narivisl activist who is strongly anil-Irish. 

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Southern Accent 

December 9 

_iving Well 

Those Christmas Calories 

How to avoid extra holiday pounds 

By Krishna Fordham 

Christmas trees, eggnog, presents, 
butter cookies, family, fruitcake — all 
are pan of the season. With food stuck 
between all the festivities, the average 
holiday weight gain is about 5 to 7 
pounds, says Robert Klesges. Profes- 
sor of Preventive Medicine at Mem- 
phis State University. 

Taking off these holiday pounds is 
not as easy, or as enjoyable, as putting 
them on. Preventing the increase in 
body mass is easier and healthier than 
trying lo decrease it. It just takes pi armed 
strategies to avoid overindulgence. 

Here are some strategies to consider: 

• Don't start dieting in December. 
This can leave you feeling deprived 
and can cause a binge. Instead, main- 
tain your weight by eating three low-fat 
meals with no snacking in between. 
Allow yourself one or two treats per 
day. Plan what and how many treats 
you are going to eat, then stop. 

• When indulging, indulge lightly. If 
you eat two chocolate chip cookies. 

your body will not show it, but if you 
think you have already "blown it" and 
keep eating the whole batch, it won't 
be long before you begin to look like 
Santa. All food the body can't use is 
stored as fat. 

• Have a fruit bowl around as a 
healthy alternate to other Christ- 
mas goodies. A wide variety of fruits 
from around the world IS available at 
the local grocery store. Fruit is filling, 
packed with vitamins, and virtually 

• Even though you are especially 
busy this time of the year, don't quit 
exercising. A little exercise is better 
than none. If goodies are tempting you 
between meals, a walk in the fresh air 
will make that temptation less invit- 
ing. Exercise decreases appetite and 
increases fat burning. 

Eating is an essential part of the 
holidays and if you use moderation, 
the traditional weight gain that usually 
accompanies the season can be 

FOOD LABELS: The cafeteria now provides nutrition labels to Increase 
student awareness of the contents of Its food. "The main nutrient we 
should focus on in our diets is fat," says Wellness Club President Tim 
Taylor. "Fat content In the average American diet is far too high." Obesity 
is a high risk factor related to high blood pressure, heart disease, 
diabetes, and cancer. The average American consumes around 45% of 
his or her calories in the form of fat. That figure should be 30% or less. Fat 
contains 9 cal/gram versus only 4 cal/gram of protein or carbohydrate. A 
simple way to figure the percentage of calories from fat In a serving of 
food is to multiply the number of fat grams by nine and then divide that 
number into the total calories of the serving. If this number Is higher than 
.30 (30%), it would be best not to eat that food serving. 

Do you consider yourself overweight? 

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f from 

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Janee Both 

Ronnie Mananquil 

James Callan 

Alex Martin 

Jay Carlos 

Chris Matchim 

Delton Chen 

Noah McCall 

Daryl Cole 

Leilani McFaddin 

Jana Combs 

Eric Molina 

Nikki Dietrick 

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Julie Dittes 

Danny Nyirady 

Charlie Eklund 

Steve Nyirady 

Ryan Fetter 

Desiree Paradis 

Jon Fisher 

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Rodney Payne 

Darlene Hallock 

Jamie Rudy 

Jeanne Hernandez 

Jeff Schmore 

Anita Hodder 

Carrie Stringer 

Eric Hope 

Jane Teague 

Kim Hutton 

Sandi Wilbur 

Jerr lllick 

Aaron Winans 

Looking forward to seeing you in January 
during the 1994 recruitment 

<Bhiiyounts & the Camp 'KuCaqua Staff 

Southern Accent 

December 9 

Them Die 

By Fab Vatel 

I was al a friend's house a few weeks ago when I decided to use up my 
television privileges. With a deviant grin on my face I flopped myself on her 
couch, grabbed the remote and began to violently punch the channels away, 
laughing hysterically. To my great disgust I noticed that every other program 
(OK, maybe I'm exaggerating) was either a documentary about Elvis or 
another untold story part 1002 of JFK'smurder.Idon'tknowfolks, maybe it's 
jusl me, but aren't you getting kind of tired of people swinging back from the 

Take Elvis for instance. To all you faithful Elvis followers: I'm sorry to 
break u to ya man. but . . . Elvis is dead, gone, SPLADAW! And he ain't 
comin' back anytime soon. 1 can't believe a drug addict received the honor of 
being on our American stamp while the real King — Jesus Christ — is not even 
close to becoming a collector's item. I think all this publicity is being blown 
way out of proportion. Next thing you know they'll be spotting Elvis al KR's 
enjoying a Jacque's special. 

So JFK was assassinated And? Whether Oswald got him from under, 

the back, or upside down, the fact still remains that the man is dead. He had 
a wonderful career, I suppose. He was a good father and a loving husband. 
Then why keep digging in his files? What more is there to find out about him? 
If they spent as much time researching the AIDS virus maybe we would have 
found a cure by now. There's only so much you can recount about people. I 
thought the movie JFK did enough. I was dumbfounded about the series. Then 
the media has the nerve to antagonize Jacque Kennedy-Onassis as if she had 
some kind of deep dark secret still unknown to the public. I feel like writing 
to the Kennedy Association (and I'm sure there is one) and tell them to put 
more dirt over his grave ('cause maybe he's lurking around somewhere) so 
that they could forget about him. 

Now let's touch on America's favorite sex symbol for a while: Miss 
Marilyn. Now I heard that she was found in her apartment dead with drugs in 
her bloodstream. Another story was that she was found naked on the side of 
the road with blue fingertips! Her life has got to be the most exposed for this 
is the way she portrayed herself (hey she hardly covered herself!). I find it so 
sad how we spend so much time on things as trivial as trying to figure out how 
we can revive dead stars. I think we should concentrate on the finer things in 
life, such as the very very well-decorated Christmas tree in the cafe. ( I think 
we should let that die too.) 


OPEN HOUSE: The halls of Talge and Thatcher Hall were very busy I 
last Sunday. Students crowded together for Open House to see what I 
life is like on the "other side." (Above, Kelly Mapes plays "Pick-up- J 
Sticks" with Tammy Wait in Thatcher.) Grand prize for the cleanest I 
and best decorated room in Talge Hall went to three-man room #156 1 
(Brian Lowman, Doug Hilliard, and Jonathan Mahorney). In Thatcher, [ 
room #375 (Delores Plank and Becky Schwab) took the $50 Grand | 
Prize. For more on Sunday's "get-together," see page 13. 

Who are you the most tired 
of hearing about? 

65% Elvis 21%JFK 
8% Marilyn Monroe 

KR's Place: 
much more than 
Jacque's Specials 

KR'S Place™ | (flw spoons possible) 
1 am not Ihe Mystery Diner, I am 
Andy. I am reviewing KR's Place 
because A) the Mystery Diner forgot 
to go to T.G. I. Friday's. B) it's 1 1 . 
p.m. Tuesduy night, and C) 1 can't get 
anyone lo review the Wattle House 
right now. KR's Place must be good 
because A) ihey advertise in the Ac- 
cent, B) no other Irani hist- dares com- 
pete with it. C) ihey have the new 
Alex Sundwich (pictured right). D) I 
like KR and Jacque. E) you can watch 
them make your food, and F) you can 
wear shorts there. KR's Place is lo- 
cated in the comer of the Student 
Center. It is open sometimes. I recom- 
mend KR's Place especially at those 

My Favorite Moment 

By Marvin L. Robertson 

,.n! ™ f ,f arS ot ,eachin 9 at sc ' ^nnot select one most memo- 
TJL tk y most memorab 'e moments can be grouped in three 

familv m l 3 ' e ( V re L ationshi P s w«h people-students, colleagues, and 
abmad inrt ™°,k p f° rmances which I have conducted both here and 
bu Minn nl ( ? ,? evel °P men t °< the Music Department including the 
trulv b e 9 Pn a 9 N ' and , currlculum - My moments at Southern College have 
truly been a blessing from God." 

Southern Accent 

The Final 

"There's no time to kill between the cradle and the grave," echoes from a 
farcomer as a waitress slides the greasy plate of hash browns under my nose. 
1 douse the plate with ketchup and begin forking food in my mouth while 
turning pages in my textbook. Pouring a little more coffee in my cup of 
sugar, 1 stir the mixture slowly as my study partner fires questions at me. 
Bleary-eyed truck drivers and tired waitresses stare at us, while we utter 
profound phrases about William Faulkner, Kate Chopin, and other promi- 
nent writers in Southern literature. I glance at my watch — 12:45 a.m. — 
plenty of time. I gulp down another cup of coffee, the Waffle House 
specialty, and start the next chapter. Final exam week is here again. 

My exam week always follows a predictable pattern — late nights, early 
mornings, one or two hours of sleep a night for a week, and the monotonous 
wardrobe of jeans and sweatshirts. Normally a healthy eater, I find myself 
gobbling candy bars and soda at 3:30 in the morning. And of course, there's 
coffee, a procrastinator's lifesaver. I walk to class shaking with a caffeine 
buzz and return to my room two hours later with an upset stomach. And 
always, there's that moment at 4:30 when 1 look at myself in the mirror and 
promise, "I will never do this again. Never. Next time I'll prepare the week 
before." Right. Score is: Final Exam Week 7, Heather 0. 

Sabbath morning I wake up late. I fumble around and find my devotional 
book under apile of school papers. I alternate reading a sentence and twirling 
another hot roller into my hear. Tossing on a dress, I search through my 
i and around my bed, until I finally find my Bible under my Sabbath 
coat in the comer. I run out the door, down the sidewalk, and into the church. 
The sermon is about signs of the end of time, and those signs seem startlingly 
familiar and relevant. Matthew 24:33 says, "Even so, when you see these 
things, you know that it is near, right at the door." My mind wanders for a 
moment, and I picture a huge scoreboard lit up at the end of time. Score is: 
End of Time 1 , Heather 0. 

Life is sad when you don't 
f)et any of the multiple 
hoice answers right." 
Bernadette Figueiredo. 

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Merry Christmas 

from all of us 

at the 



Coming Events 

Friday, Dec. 10 

• The Messiah will be presented at 
8 p.m. in the Church. 

• Holiday music in Hamilton Place Mall 
through the 31st. 

Saturday, Dec. 11 

• Church services with Gordon Bietz. 

• The Messiah again in the Church at 
3:30 p.m. 

• Evensong at 5:30 p.m. in the church. 

Sunday, Dec. 12 

• Faculty/Staff Christmas Party. 

Tuesday, Dec. 14— Dec. 16 

• Campus Shop book buy-back from 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Thursday, Dec. 16 

• Final day of tests. 

• Christmas Break begins. 

KR's Place presents . 

Tuesday, Jan. 4 

• Second Semester begins. 

Thursday, January 13 

• The Southern Accent returns. 

Saturday, January 15 

• "Back to Bedrock," SA Mid-Winter 

Party in the gymnasium. 

Wednesday, January 19 

• AccentLive presents Clifford 
Goldstein, Liberty editor and 
author of Day of the Dragon. 

It you have an item to publicize in the 
Accent, drop it in one of our 
AccentBoxes around campus or con- 
tact the Accent office at 2721. 


think is prophetic? 

3. Who won the three-ma 

volleyball tournament? 

January 19? 
6. When does the Accent 


The Editors 
would like to 
thank Dr. Coolidgi 
for his guidance,] 
suggestions, anc 
friendship this I 
semester (even; 
though he wouldn] 
let us run a really| 
cool cartoon 
one time). 


Southern College 
P.O. Box 370 
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§mre 49,Jssue8 "Whatsoever is tru e, whatsoever* noble, whatsoever is right" 

111: 49 percent have 'favorable' impression of church leaders 

January 13, 1994 

. _f Southern College students (97.7 percent „,_ 

_.itists) say they have a favorable impression of their 

I]i leaders, many of whom work at the World Church 

laners in Silver Spring, MD. One-third of those 

d didn't have an opinion. 

fttdisturbs Adventist Intercollegiate Association Presi- 

si Clark, a senior. "Our students don't have a clue 

js going on up there . . . when we should be taking a 

' Clark says the NAD Youth Minis 

c Ixik- 

hat is your impression of our church 
iders at the General Conference? 

.Favorable 1 6% Untav. 35% Dont't Know 

Junior Maichew Whilaker says the church has lost ils 
original focus, outreach. "Tlial'slhe reason we were founded— 
10 reach as many as possible." says Whilaker. Now we're 
trying to re-reach. . . . When I read the Review, I don't see a 
remnant church." 

Two of those who have had contact with General Confer- 
ence personnel are more positive. Junior Jacque Branson, 
who worked in the Potomac Conference last summer, says the 
leaders she mel "seemed to be in touch wilh the issues." 

Junior Steve Gensolin says he's impressed with Presidenl 
Robert Folkenberg. "He shows up al school fund-raisers and 
local church functions. He doesn'tcome across as a politician. 
but as a real person." 

The poll has a 10 percent margin of error. 


e Adventist Church, and the collegiate s place if 

"Are We Really the Remnant Church?" 
Liberty Editor 



CAMP WARS?: Southern Union summer camp directors spent much of Monday, 
Tuesday, and Wednesday in the Student Center talking with potential employees. The 
lamp booths were especially extravagant this year, breeding some talk of "outdoing 
The competition." Phil Rosburg of Nosoca Pines Ranch brought along a full-sized 
IJJrrey (carriage). Phil Younts of Camp Kulaqua started the friendly rivalry ten years 
Bo. "It's work," he says, "but it's worth it." Not all the camps gave in to the pressure, 
bwever. "We keep ours as homely as possible," says Mike McKenzie of Indian Creek 
^mp. "Our reputation speaks for itself." (Pictured: Bill Wood of Camp Alamisco.) 

Southern bolts 
"Back to Bedrock" 

By Fab Vatel 

The Student Association^ biggest party of the 
year takes us to another lime and another place. This 
Saturday night at 10p.m., Southern will go "Back to 

This late-night extravagan/a will include a "Meet 
the Flintstones" singing contest, car racing, human 
bowling, miniature golf, and a "Yabbadabbadoo" 
calling contest. Each winner will be awarded an 
authentic Flintstones watch. These events will take 
place during intermission of the lip synch contest. At 
1 a.m., belly flop contest participants will show off 
their aquabatics (acceptable swimming attire re- 
quired). The winner will receive a complete 
Flintstones outfit. Sumo wrestling and a 16 ft. slide 
will be available as soon as the gym doors open. 

To capture the night's memories, a picture booth 
will be available— $ 1 per picture. The Bedrock Cafe 
and Elks Lodge will satisfy even the hungriest cave 
men and women. Both eateries will accept Southern 
I.D. cards. 

"We put a lot of hard work into this party." says SA 
Social-vice Avery McDougle, "but it'll be worth it 
just to see the students enjoying themselves." 

Official "Back to Bedrock" t-shirts cost $7. SA 
officers are selling them in the cafeteria this week. 

Yabba Dabba Do! 

-■5^ Our Favorite Flintstones 

23% Barney 
19% Fred 
1 15% Barn-Bam 
14% Pebbles 

9% Wilma 

1% Betty 


World News 5 

Editorial 6 

Features 8 

Missions 9 

Sports 10 

Religion 12 

Arts 13 

Lifestyles 14 

Healthy & Happy, 3 Seven State Stomp, 12 

January 13, ■ 

Campus Notes 

RUSSIAN CHOIR: A Compact Disc, of our Zaokski Seminary 
Choir n Russia is now available for a $9*0 donation^ CD 
entilledSW/ Prayers, features traditional Russian chwch « 

music. It was recorded this past spring in the Mam I Han ot in 

by the Seminar to further their outreach. To obta n i your CD 
intact Yolande Burrus or Dr. Marvin Robertson at the Music 

Hall residents. All ladies are encouraged to participate (nspecia 
functions provided by the Women's Club officers. Contact Kris. 
Clark or Shawna Fulbright for more information. 
INTERNET GROWTH: The Macintosh lab will soon be part ot 
one of the worlds biggest networks. It's called Internet, and is the 
most widely used on-line system in the world. Students in the 
Macintosh lab will soon be able to be on-line. If you don't have 
an Internet address, ask John Beckett, attheComputer Informa- 
tion office in Wright Hall for one. Be looking for an article about 
Internet in the next Accent. 

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: The following campus departments 
still have student work opportunities: The library has an opening 
MWF mornings. The cafeteria needs servers MWF 11-1:30. 
The CK has openings 9-1 1 a.m. Campus Safety needs one 
worker for the midnight shift. The mailroom has a M-F 7:45-noon 
position available. The Service Department has five work 
openings. For more information contact Student Employment at 

CAREER RESOURCES: There are many young Alumni who 
are willing to talk to you about your future career. If you are 
interested in speaking to someone who graduated from South- 
ern with the degree you are working towards, contact Jan 
Haveman in the Alumni Department. These Alumni can give you 
pointers that could really help you in your career planning — 
possibly helping open doors for future employment. 
WEEKEND OF MUSIC: On Friday, Jan. 21 , at 8:00 p.m. the 
vespers program will include the Southern College Concert 
Band under the direction of Patricia Silver. Also, on Sunday, 
Jan. 23, the Southern College Symphony Orchestra, under the 
direction of Orlo Gilbert, will perform at 8:00 p.m. (a double 
assembly credit will be given). Both will be held at the Col- 
legedale SDA Church. 

HONORS BANQUET: There will be an honors banquet on Jan. 
27 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the cafeteria banquet 
room. Those invited include: all Southern Scholars, members of 
Phi Alpha Theta, and members of the Math Honors Society. 
There will be an admission charge of $3. In addition, the 
program will include a one man entertainer, Robert H. Bailey. 
Bailey is Dean of Students at McCallie School, and he assumes 
the personage of his great grandfather, a veteran of the Army of 
Northern Virginia during the Civil War. His act depicts the spirit 
of the Civil War with true stories. 

GROUNDS REPLACEMENT: On Dec. 31 , after 24 years at the 
Grounds Department, Ray and Gloria Lacy retired. They have 
been replaced by Mark Antone and June Walter. Mark Antone 
was campus foreman at Southern for over nine years, and June 
Walter transferred from telemarketing. 
GO FISH: Due to needed renovations of the fish pond, alcove, 
and fountain, the fish were moved to another pond at Ray Lacy's 
house. Referring to the area from the fish pond to the fountain 
Mark Antone said that Grounds is "going to fix it up." Asked when 
the renovations will be complete, Mr. Antone said that it is a long 
range project. 

faculty and the Recommendation Committee of the A.S. nursing 
program are considering a change in the A.S. curriculum due to 
student stress. Semesters one and two of the sophomore year 
would be reevaluated. If approved, the curriculum change may 
take place next fall. Contact nursing advisors for more details. 

Contributors: Jocque Branson. Adam Ferguson. Bryan Fowler ErlcGann Peter 
Griffin, Robert Hopwood. Matt Rodgers, Julie Tillman 

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uevera family home for Christmas, together 


spciulin!: a month in the inten- 

rc unit at the hospital, Debbie 

■a and her baby boy, Giovanni, 

eijKchargal and allowed to come 

n Christmas Day. Debbie had 

fered two brain hemorrages and lost 

Isciimsness after an emergency Ce- 

ion Nov. 30. Many feared 


■he doctors told us that Debbie 
Kid have to remain in the hospital 
MBiomhs. It is a miracle that she was 
:amonth." says Ace Guevara, 

ling fine," says Debbie. "My 
Iht is the biggest problem. I can't 
,vell due to some swelling. 
v' in time that will get better." 
lis her days with exercising, 
resting, and, of course, taking 
[the baby. She hopes to receive 
a! therapy soon. 
Lord has been in it ever since 
inning," says Ace. "Both Debbie 
iovanni are doing better than 
i expected." 
[e appreciate everyone's prayers," 

bbie. "We could not have asked uaddv ur\n*ir «a " /■* L 

, rfriends .- HAPPY HOME: "Ace" Guevara holds his six-week-old son, 

Giovanni. Debbie Guevara is holding "Gio" a lot these days, too. 

ew owner of photo studio offers 
Im developing, other services 

mner Accent staff member glad to be back in area 

iany Collegedale residents ha' 
id, Stan Strange I 


"Okay, Hackman is here, and 
Summerour is here.'' 
— A first semester student to a 
lost second semester student. 

"Tarzan had this internal conflict 
of whether he was ape or 
human, something all males 
deal with really." 
—English Professor David 
Smith, in Approaches to Lit. 

"You're not in the classroom 


— Allan Harris, husband of 

Public Relations Professor Pam 

Harris, who accidently speaks 

loudly sometimes at home. 

"I fully expect to be turning the 
heads of women this year." 
— Men's Dean Dennis Negron. 
relating 1994's Ins and Outs. 
(Short and bald men are "in, " 
tall women are "out. ") 

"I am so full." 

"Yeah, and my wallet is so thin." 
— Two Talge residents coming 
out of Thatcher after taking their 
dates to the Olive Garden. 

"My Southern College dream 
has come true at this moment." 
—Alyssa McCurdy, happy to be 
asked a question for "View- 
points." (See page 16.) 

"If i had a beard, I'd look like a 


—Religion professor Ron du 

Preez. (See below.) 

Be Holley, a 14-year resident of 
feedale, took over the business in 
fiber when Strange accepted an 
Blown position in nursing home 

: studio's location is the 

^Jtevc Holley Photography offers 

B«idcr selection of services than 

■decessor. Holley says his is 

■pale s only full-service studio 

■pommunity. "If I don't have it or 


^Rho can." 

Uffidition to custom portraiture and 
Hr P hoto graphy, Holley offers ar- 
■fral. aerial, and commercial pho- 
|P>y He also sells and develops 
^N does framing and matting. 
_JN «o make it on sittings alone," 
"■ts Holley. "Diversity and ser- 

|B"-"' College students receive a 
Went discount on film sales and 
ffflg with their current ID cards, 
p are student rates for portrait 
a well. 

t" t0 make sure that they get their 
M worth and it's fair to them," 
|j| e y. a former Southern student. 
ls the Photo editor for the Ac- 

CAMERA MAN: Steve Holley was once photo editor for this 
paper. See what working with the Accent can lead to? 

Holley intends to continue Strange's 
"Buddy Day," which has become popu- 
lar with Southern students. He also 
plans to have glamour sessions for the 
community during the first week of 
February with a professional hair and 
makeup artist. "I want people to have 
fun when they come in forasitting," he 

Although landscape photography is 
his ultimate goal, owning his own stu- 

dio has always been one of Holley's 
dreams, but he figured it would be later 
in his life. "I really think God had a lot 
to do with [the opportunity to take over 
Strange's business], because it wasn't 
me," he admits. "I didn't do anything." 
"I'm here and I'm ready to do any- 
thing anybody wants as far as photogra- 
phy is concerned," says Holley. "I want 
to be of service to the college and to the 

"I can do this. I can do this. I 
can do this." 

— Recruiter Victor Czerkasij. 
fresh from four years in Hawaii, 
on a cold, Collegedale morning. 

"As cold as a women's heart." 
— Chaplain Ken Rogers, on the 
recent cold spell. 

"Okay, first sopranos . . ." 
—"Doc" Robertson, mistakenly 
to the DieMeistersingers, an all- 
male chorus. 

'The Hindenburgh was just a 
small explosion." 
— Sourhern's Scuba Instructor 
on the dangers of lung expan- 

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College considers master's in education proposaj 

'"""" Babcock: Demand is great 

MINI MASSACRE: The Grounds Dept. has been clearing out pine trees behind 
Industrial Rd. to make room for new power lines. "We're all done," says new 
Director Mark Antone. "Now we're just cleaning up the brush." Antone says 
pine trees snap and break easily in storms, and could fall on the lines. Last 
March, some pines fell on the old power lines during a snowstorm, causing a 
power outage on campus. 

By Eric Gang 

An Education Department proposal for the introduction! 
master's of arts program has been submitted t< 
Education Council. The Council began reviewing the propj 
yesterday. "The proposal has been submitted but n 
action has been taken on it," says Academic Dean R 

The proposal has to pass through several committees, J 
Greenleaf, including the Academic Strategic PlanningO 
mittee, Academic Affairs Committee, the College Boardl 
the Tennessee Department of Education. " We have submii 
it to the Tennessee Department of Education for purposes! 
senilis; their input before we submit it formally," says & 
tion Chairman George Babcock. 

The proposed program will offer master's of am degrwjl 
Education and Counseling, with three choices of empha 
curriculum and instruction, administration and supervia 
and religious education. The degree will require 36 sen* 

According to the proposal, the market demand forso 
program is great. Last summer 70 students wen.* tnmLil 
graduate classes on this campus as part of an cvk'ihionjif 
gram with LaSierra University. Conservative e 
gestthattherewillbeapproximatel) 40 students in theprod 
initially. A recent survey of public elementary school le 
in eastern Hamilton County showed that 70 teachers* 
attend Southern rather than UTC for a ma: 
Southern's reputation is responsible, says Babcock. "Wj 
went to the state department of education with this propta 
they said, it's about time Southern College hud a 

However, the proposal will face opposition. Babcocka 
that "there are some faculty members who stron 
idea. They think that it will weaken the undergraduate! 
gram." Sophomore Aaron Payne says a master's progm| 
Southern "would be excellent." Sophomore Deborah Hen 
says, "I hope they start a master's program because it will j| 
me a place to go if 1 don't have a job." 

If approved, the program would not be implemented! 

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January 13, 1994 

Southern Accent 

[udge Them 

(still remember picking football teams in eighth grade. Gary was always chosen first, 

s his constant run-ins with school authority. He was the quickest, strongest, and 

t player in the school. While few of us liked him before or after the game, we all 

!iim during the game and wanted him leading our team. We knew, on the field, we 

[Id count on Gary. 

s like a lot of people. People we dislike away from a particular situation but like 

lat situation. People whose actions in a certain job exceed the quality of their 

Ityle outside the task. And, like my class, most of us accept these people as long as 

inue to be great at what we need them to be great at. 

-mas Jefferson, for example, is a hero for many Americans. Despite a questioned 

e lifestyle, his public career as an American patriot and two-term president was 

Jirablc. if I could change history, I wouldn't change his role as leader. It would have 

e if he had lived a nobler private life, but I care most that he led America through 

kmJ Johnson. Basketball fans, owners, and players are indebted to him for the 
iulnniy he brought the game, despite his relationships with numerous women. And 
pld Trump. Despite his private problems, most of us would seriously consider the 
icial advice of this giant. And Mozart. His wild life away from music doesn't stop 
n listening to his compositions and considering him perhaps the greatest musician 

With i 

ese examples, we agree that private problems don't stop us from considering 
it leaders in their field. A troubled private life doesn't mean an unacceptable 
formance. There are many individuals whose shady private lives we continu- 
)t as long as their public performance remains successful. 
it be any different with President Clinton, who has seen his private life 
d and attacked since campaigning for the presidency two years ago? From 
Flowers' claims to allegations by Little Rock police, from unfounded Repub- 
:ks to unverified media speculation, from publicity over an expensive haircut 
a tax-deductible donation of used underwear. Clinton is being questioned for 
e life rather than for what we elected him for. We should be more concerned 
'.Clinton does for the public Hun wlmi In ( |ik.'s in private. 
t has he done for the public? Under his administration we have seen passage 
tional Service Act, the Brady Bill, NAFTA, and GATT. We have seen an 
j economy, hope for Middle East peace, and steps toward a credible health care 
[are reform, crime legislation, and deficit reduction. 
■e also seen failure — a foreign policy fiasco in Somalia and Haiti, a Waco 
problems with administration officials, and mishandling of a gays-in-lhe- 


t. Let's judge Clinton based upon what 

"Those aspiring to make responsible, moral decisions for others should be willing to be 
established as of like character themselves.." —Biology Professor Stephen Nyirady. 

EUROPEAN TRIP: On Sunday, Presi- 
dent Clinton arrived in Brussels for a 
NATO Summit concerned with figuring 
out what NATO's new role in the world 
should be. Leaving Brussels on Tues- 
day, Clinton visits Prague, Moscow, 
Mensk, and Geneva before returning to 
the U.S. this weekend. 

WACO TRIAL: The trial of 1 1 Branch 
Davidians involved in the Feb. 28, 1993 
killing of fourfederal agents began Mon- 
day, in San Antonio, Texas. Accused of 
conspiracy and murder during the ATF 
raid on their Waco compound, each 
could face a life sentence. 

DEATHS: Washington D.C. was sad- 
dened last week at the deaths of Tip 
O'Neill and Virginia Kelley. O'Neill was 
Speaker of the House from 1 977-1 986. 
The same day, just hours later, Presi- 
dent Clinton's mother, Virginia Kelley, 

President Clinton announced the 
Ukraine would dismantle its 1,800 
nuclear warheads over the next seven 
years, starting with the most dangerous 
weapons. In return, the Ukraine received 
promises of national security, economic 
help, and increased trade with the West. 

long impasse was resolved last week 
when North Korea agreed to allow in- 
spections of several nuclearsites through 
the country. The agreement averts an 
immediate confrontation with the U.S. 
and Asian neighbors who were prepared 
to pursue U.N. sanctions against North 
Korea if it continued to refuse inspection. 
The world community fears North Korea 
may soon, if not already, have the ability 
to fire a nuclear missile. 

STILL GOING: In Bosnia-Herzegovina, 
Serbians continue their aggression 
against Bosnian Muslims as the death 
toll continues to rise. A satisfactory peace 
agreementbetweenthe Muslims, Croats, 
and Bosnian Serbs seems distant. 

NEW PARLIAMENT: The new Russian 
Parliament opened Tuesday amidst con- 
tention between ultranationalist Vladimir 
Zhirinovsky and reform-minded Presi- 
dent Boris Yeltsin. Zhirinovsky, leader of 
the ill-named Liberal Democratic Party, 
opposes Yeltsin's attempts to change 
the former Communist system and has 
lashed out against the U.S. commenting 
on President Clinton's planned visit to 
Russia this week, Zhirinovsky said, "Let 
him play his saxophone instead of com- 
ing here." 

—Compiled by David Bryan. 

Do we need to 
know the private 

affairs of our 
public officials? 

49% Yes 
14% Don't Know 

Do we need to know the private affairs of our public officials? 

Southern Accent 


January 13 ■ 

If You've Ever 
Thought of Leaving 

Team loyalty. Those of you who support one foolball 

.cam or one basketball team (or perhaps one bobsled team) 
know whai it's like lo rise and fall with your team. I do. 

My whole life I have loved one football team— the 
Minnesota V^ntis At ape six. I attended my first Viking* 
game with my Dad. which the Vikings won with a ihnlim. 
fake field-goal attempt/touchdown pass to beat (Ik- Bears in 
overtime, except that I didn't sec the play because two large 
men leaped up and blocked my view. I still haven't forgiven 
them. At age nine, I had my first letter published in the 
Vikina Report, a weekly journal that ever)- serious Vikings ' 
fan subscribes to. The VR editors titled my piece, "Young 
Fan Optimistic." And, even when I moved to Florida, I held 
true to my team, not because they have ever come remotely 
close to winning a Super Bowl, but because 1 fully expect 
them to each season, as loyal fans do. 

Not loo many people know this, but the Minnesota 
Vikings are undoubtedly the greatest football leam of all 
lime, and one d.ivihev will push aside such pretenders as the 
Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants (who knocked them 
out of the playoffs last Sunday I and Viking fans all over the 
world will collectively say, "Yes. indeed, it was worth the 
wait!", unless they live in Thailand, in which case they will 
say, "@**% A ) &$*## @ * A **!" Win or lose, the Vikings 
will always be my favorite football team. Desert them? No 
way — we've been through too much together. 

There are. of course, more important loyalties than team 
loyalties. Our society encourages loyalty to family, friends, 
and country. But what about loyalty to church? 

Last fall. /I i/if vim/ A'ciiV ii associate editor Myron Widmer 
wrote an editorial called. "If You've Ever Thought of 
Coming Back." His piece targeted Advent, sts who had left 

the church, and it gently pled with them lo 
reconsider to give their old church another chance. (Every 
fourth issue of the Review is sent free lo 250,000 Advenlist . 
orformer Adventist, homes in North American.) A worth- 
while idea, for sure. 

It's sad. though. lhat Widmer had to write this editorial at 
all. If we weren't losing so many thousands of members — 
if we just held on lo them tightly while they were still with 
us _-we wouldn't have to have reclaiming editorials and 
reclaiming Sabbaths, and our church records might even 
faintly reflect our current membership. 

And, so.Iask you: Have you ever thoughtof leaving? Our 
poll shows that 97 percent of us at Southern/?/*™ on slaying, 
an impressive number. Yet, the fads disagree. Half of our 
"official" members are missing each Sabbath. And some- 
time, some place, many of you will feel like leaving, too. 

Maybe you will be badly disappointed in our church 
leaders. Maybe you will be hurt by another member. Maybe 
olher churches will seem lo be more "on fire" than we are. 
Maybe you will get frustrated with a church that on paper 
seems to have it all right, but in practice seems to falter. 
Maybe you will just gel generally concerned with the 
■ church is going. Maybe you have some con- 

s nuln v 

1. 1 do. 

emed with the ever-increasing push towards 
church image. During Waco, we were worried that the 
world might associate us with the Davidians, so we kept 

silent and distanced ourselves from the situation. eJ| 
that silence and distance tend lo deter compassion. 

•I'm concerned with "cradle roll legalism." Whatarcl 
first teaching our children: the miracles of Jesus orlhetfl 
of smoking? I've met too many church school students jl 
can recite the laws of diet and dance, but have . 
what salvation really is. And they've had enougf 

• I'm concerned with a false sense of mission success 
a world that has roughly five billion people, we havesq 
million members (on the books, that is.) The real radl 
non-SDAs to SDAs is about 1,000 to 1. For o 
million members we should rejoice. But let's nol 
Fied. Where's ihe urgency? Time is short.. 

I have these three concerns, these three frustrations, tjl 
mychurchandmanymorc. Is the solution, then, todesenji 
church altogether? No way. Because 1 know, in my ha 
that the central message of the Advenlist church is 

: like this, when 55% of us belie 
reluming soon, when 99.9% of the world hasn't 
our message, when our leaders are trying to finding 
reduce that number, the last thing we should be * 
about is leaving. Nor now. Our church needs ui 
than ever. If we're not getting heard, we need to sped | 

Do you believe in the Adventist message? 

If you do, then slay with us and make things better.* 
like loyal foolball fans whose team finally reaches ihefl 
of the Super Bowl and wins, we will soon be ableioj 
"Yes, indeed, it was worth the wait!" 



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Layout Editor 

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January 13, 1994 

Southern Accent 

No More 
Felt Boards 


Real Witnessing 

Remember felt boards? Even if you didn't go to Sabbath School 
Iwhen you were little, at least you've heard about them — a big piece 
|of ply wood tittering on a flimsy easel with blue felt on the top for sky 
green on the bottom for grass. Cut-outs of lions, boats, and 
pie were slapped up while Mrs. Doe read, giving us a glimpse of 
ible we were too young to read for ourselves. The Word and its 
ssage was presented in a language and medium that we, as five- 
year-olds, could identify with. And it didn't stop there. Even in the 
JIG church, we had a children's story. 

So what happened? As we grew up, Sabbath school continued to 

arget our age group, but it seemed the BIG church forgot all about 

The message was the same, but in a language and style we 

Wouldn't identify with. We outgrew the childem's story and weren't 

puke old enough for the sermon, so we read our Guide and sat in the 

palcony. Academy wasn't much better, either. We read our Insight 

coped-out the girls (or guys), and clock watched until lunch. Now 

t I'm BIG, educated, and in college (three things not necessarily 

elated), I feel like I should finally fit right in, but I don't. Most of 

fcur churches continue to target the 4-6 and 40+ age groups in the 

Rroard room and sanctuary while neglecting the teen, twenty, and 


But attitudes are changing. The formation of the "Giraffe Soci- 
ty," an organization dedicated to fostering active youth and young 
dull ministry and participation in local churches, is a tremendous 
tep forward. Also, NAD-sponsored youth counsels and publication 
Dl" the Adventisl View are good additions. But ultimately, it's the 
focal church that must make a committment to reach out and target 
Middle Generation by turning the entire church experience, 
ii worship to potiuck, into something meaningful for everyone. 
Hid in turn, the Middle Generation should reach back, be active, and 
Sap-up their own felts. 

Is your age 
group fairly 41% Yes 
represented at 52% No 
your home 7% Don't Know 

*E ART: What do you think: Are the new lines In the music 
"^"^9 a Stroke or a Choke? 

Just before Thanksgiving I was eating at 
the Waffle House in Ooltewah with my 
brother Jason. While I was eating my food I 
noticed a man in a booth by himself. As he 
was leaving, he stopped and asked us if we 
went to Southern College, and we answered, 
"Yes, sir." 

He said his name was John and he sat 
down with us in our booth. He then began to 
ask us about our school, religion, beliefs, 
and Dr. Hanson. He wanted to know why 
Dr. Hanson was protesting in front of our 
school. Jason has talked with Dr. Hanson 
and he began to explain to John that it was 
his understanding that Dr. Hanson felt Ad- 
ventists need to get back to the basics of our 
beliefs. John asked us how we felt about the 
protesting and the issues being protested, 
especially health. As I sat there eating a 
cheeseburger, scrambled eggs, and drinking 
coffee, I thought, "Great! He's asking me 
about our health message." 

We talked with John and found out that he 
is very well read in Ellen White's writings 
and is familiar with our church's stand on 
many things, including health. As our con- 
versation continued it bothered me that I 
wasn't witnessing in the best possible man- 
ner. I was telling him one thing, and not 
exactly sticking to it myself. I was eating 
"clean" foods, but they weren 't very healthy. 

Jason and I gave John a ride to his house 
in Apison and I began thinking about the 
word "witness." Many times we at Southern 
College do things and don't think twice 
about what we do. I went as a student mis- 
sionary for sixteen months to Korea and had 
a wonderful time sharing my faith and wit- 
nessing for the Lord. Too many times people 
think that they have to make a special effort 
to witness, when everyday life is one of the 
best opportunities we'll ever have to let our 
lights shine for Him. The next time you're at 
the mall, at a restaurant, in the gym, or the 
library, think about those who are watching 
you. You may be the only Adventist they 
ever see orcome into contact with. Make the 
most of every opportunity you get. 
Someone's life just may depend on it. 

—Jeremy Liu 

inside the Carton Industry 

I am writing in regard to the article "Car- 
ton Concerns," which appeared in your De- 
cember 9 issue. 

The article made it sound as though all we 
do is peel tape off boxes and develop 
tendonitis. I have been at the Carton Indus- 
try for almost twenty months, longer than 
any other student, and I have never gotten 
paid for peeling tape off boxes. Peeling tape 
off boxes is only about 15% of what we do, 
maybe less. The great majority of what we 
do is on aline standing up, not peeling boxes 

The article also talked about the high 
turnover rate. This is a touchy subject, but 
from what 1 have observed I don't think the 
high turnover rate has to do with the job. I 
think it has to do with one's personal work 
ethic and his or her tolerance of monotonous 
work. Many students have never worked in 
a warehouse and can't tolerate working in a 
non-social job. Some students see die high 
wages of seasoned workers but don't want 
to work for those wages. The hard work 
coupled with low initial wages causes frus- 
tration, which causes them to quit. Another 
reason people may quit is vacations. Most of 
us who work full-time stay around for all 
vacations and even the summer. I have been 
here for two summers and plan on two more. 

The article also mentioned "joint prob- 
lems,"or tendonitis. Tendonitisis very pain- 
ful due to inflammation of tendons in joints. 
It is caused by constant repetitious motion. 
As faras the two to three of the fifty who had 
problems with tendonitis I was one of them 
and experienced problems in November of 
'92. 1 still have pain in my wrist, fingers, and 
shoulders from time to time. I never regret 
working at Southern Carton Industry. The 
job has made me a better worker, allowed 
me to pay for my education, and allowed me 
to make a lot of hard working friends that I 

— Michael R. Whalley 




Two weeks, and no protestor controversies 

Accurate time on the promenade campus clock 

"Back to Bedrock" posters (Julie Boskind) and T-shirts 


Book costs — new and used 

Talge residents who cheat laundry machines 

Endless, horizontal stripes in the music building 

Southern Accent 


Januaryi3 i1994 j 

How a Scot 
Sees the South 

Roger Hunter teaches English near Edinburgh, 
Scotland. He recently visited the States. 

McDougle: He doesl 
more than just party 

"So, how y'all doin'. ihen?" was the limely reminder 
lhal I was no! home in Scotland, but in a foreign land. 
You may ask why this reminder was necessary, and that 
would be a relevant qucsiion. so lei me nil in some 
details here. 1 am a native of Scotland— ever heard of 
Ihe Loch Ness Monster? Yes, that is in Scotland and is 
what you will probably associate most with this coun- 
try in Northern Europe. 

On December 21 I stepped off a plane at Orlando 
International Airport for a 14-day Christmas and New 
Year vacation here in the U.S.A. I'm reliably informed 
lhal even 10 Americans Florida can seem pretty foreign, 
and after Scotland it certainly was. It is everything that 
Scotland is not at this lime— hot and sunny with mil- 
lions of miles of highway that seem as wide as the 

What really made my day was when the huge E.T. 
popped up over the billboard to welcome us to Univer- 
sal Studios. I mean, if I had been driving I would have 
swerved across the 150 lane-, ot highway and crashed 
into the alligator-infested swamps, which often claim 
passing motorists lhal break down. Or so I've been told. 
So afler all this, Tennessee was more Scottish lhan 
the Everglades. Now don't get me wrong — 1 am not 
knocking Florida. ! love tilings like sunshine, and even 
alligators have their charm. It's just that Tennessee is 
more like home. The reason I am here at all is because 
the Accent editor was my colleague out in Thailand and 
he invited me over for the holidays. 

1 ventured the uk.iih.ii I would like to see his college 
and (he stipulation was that 1 had to write this article in 
order to achieve thishonor. This seemed fair at the time. 
My first impressions ol this college and ihe State of 
Tennessee as a win ik'W til, as ;i hole they 'reO.K. (just 
a little Scottish joke, sorry). Actually I am very im- 
pressed — as if you care what I think — and it is very 
pretty around here rhirty lane highways have been 
replaced by roads llui lonk ilisiniuly tun lo drive on in 
a fast car. The trees look normal here, with no bananas 
orcoconutshangmg ili "Mi i.nideineaih. and the weather 
is more what I am used lo — cold, damp, bul invigorat- 

The college itsell is very impressive and you even 
have a road sign telling: eveiyhods where you are. I 
stayed one night in Talge Hall and it was warm and 
friendly, and this issue ol naming buildings is intrigu- 
ing. What was the name of ihe administration build- 
ing—Wrong Hall? And I never knew that ihis was 
where Lady Thatcher look her name from— no wonder 
she was the most successful British Prime Minister! 

1 have been really impressed v, iih the friendliness of 
all I've met and lo a visitor Ihis must be one of the 
loudesi proclamations of the tollew 's Christian back- 
ground, and the to. «J is not at all hud Quite a few people 
have been asking me if 1 am here to stay, and I find 
myself having lo somewhat disappointingly say no, for 
I think 1 would love to live here for a year and even lake 
a few classes! 

So if s back to Scotland to a lown of 600,000 people 
(Edinburgh) and where there is only one church of 40 
faithful and good followers and me, and the only words 
of "wisdom" I would dare lo venture would be that if 
any of you ever feel lempted to run down this college, 
First of all rejoice at this opportunity of mixing and 
meeting with so many fellow Christians and see this as 
a taste of heaven, although I appreciate ihat it may not 
always seem so! 

Jennifer Speicher talks with 

Social Vice-president Avery McDougle 

Who is Avery Dwain McDougle? 
Avery is a bold person from Omaha, Nebraska, who likes to 
have fun and test the waters. I'm a sophomore here at 
Southern majoring in Public Relations and Marketing, which 
I hope to apply to a fulure law career. 

When you were elected as SA Social Vice-President last 
February, what did you imagine would be your job? 

I thought' it would be a lot easier! I thought that all of the 
programs and schedules would be pre-determined by the 
adminislration, and they would tell me what to do. I Figured 
Ihe calendar would be decided for me. 

What is the rca/job of Social Vice-President? 

The responsibilities ot the social vice-president ai 

all of the S A social events for that school year, such asU^I 

Welcome Back Party, Thanksgiving, Christmas, jl 

Valentine's banquet, and the mid-winter party. Theharddl 

part of my job is maintaining a budget, because 1 

throw a great party, but don't always have the neefl 


What has been the most fun SA event to plan? 

The dating game was the most fun because 1 didn't havefl 

follow strict rules. I could really do my own thing. 

Are there any people, other than S A officers, who hdpl 
you out with the planning and setting up of the parlidf 
Yes. This year I created a social committee lo helpm 
all of the SA events. Two who are always there to hi 
Angi Ascher and Julie Dittes. 

How do you come up with ideas/themes for diffcrenlSH 

1 koine up with ideas and ask -lnJun- |.n I In n npinim, || 
also ask students for their suggestions— I like in keepifaj 
input a part of my planning 

What exactly is the "Back to Bedrock" parly and \\l»r-| 
it not called the beach party (traditional name)? 
Well, the name really changed iwo years ago whenH 
Clark had the Gilligan's Island party. Last year.-f 
Beckworth created "Mayberry Mayhem." Becausej 
theme, "Back to Bedrock," had nothing do with thebadH 
didn't think "beach party" fit. This year's party istoproviT 
fun and entertainment and rides free to the studentsM^ 
the semester gets too busy. I'm bringing in a produjj 
company from New York that specializes in parties lo 
me throw this one. There will be contests forbeliy-fl" 
costumes, and games such as summo wrestling, fijUJ 
and human bowling. 

Being only a sophomore, do you have any plawfj 
future involvement in SA? 

Yes, I am planning to run for SA President for ni 

FLINTSTONES?: Barney Rubble (it's not really him, it's Rick Mann) and Fred 
Flmtstone (Juan Rodriguez) tell everyone about the "Bedrock Party" »' 
assembly last Thursday. Dobber, the official SA mascot, returned to the public 
eye for the skit. As well as the skit was received, maybe he wishes he hadn J 

Htfiuary 13, 1994 

Southern Accent 


I'll Be Back 

Marca Age just returned f 

* Student Missionary 

"So you want to be a student missionary." Ken Rogers' voice awoke me 
from my short nap. I looked around the packed room. Here I was, getting 
ready to be a missionary, a teacher on an island in the Pacific. 

The summer flew by and before I knew it I was in Hawaii with over 100 
other SMs also bound for the islands. We crammed seminars and group 
meetings into four days, trying to learn the things that would prepare us 
for our task — things that could take a lifetime of experience to leam. 

The moment finally came, and I stepped off the plane onto Chuuk, my 
home for the next ten months. We were greeted with leis, and two teenage 
girls held a sign that welcomed us to their home. I know then that this was 
where I wanted to be. 

In my short time on Chuuk, I had so many experiences. I only taught high 
school for two weeks but learned a great deal from my students and 
myself. I learned to appreciate and adapt to a ImeiLiinulture. I discovered 
many things on Chuuk that I wish we could make a part of our lives here. 
I made many close friends and only wish my stay could have been longer. 
But I got sick and had to come home. 

As my plane flew away and I watched Chuuk slowly gel smaller and 
smaller the realities of my island becamejust as small. The troubles and 

(sadness seemed to disappear. But in my heart. 1 saw and felt the reality and 
soul of this place that had captured my heart. A wave of strong emotion 
_ flowed through me. I leaned against the window of the small plane and 
LT jed — Al Denson's words came to my mind: "Will you he the one to 
answer to His call? Will you stand when those around you fall? Will you 
be the one to take His light into a darkened world?" 

And there my promise to touch my brothers and sister, near or far, was 
made stronger. For we are bom (o make a difference and called to reach 
out and comfort the sad, rejoice with the happy, and ultimately spread the 
spirit of our Father. "I'll go back," I promised. "I'll be back." 

-e would you go as an SM? 

% Africa 

21% Europe 
17% South America 
6% North America 



Teaching in another country is fan- 
tastic. But the real joy comes in 
sharing Jesus with people. The 
Koreans are beautiful people and 
I feel the obligation to tell them 
about their Savior. ...A student re- 
cently approached me after ves- 
pers and asked how he could be 
saved, I (ought back the tears.... I 
leel that He has called me here 
and that He is blessing me with 
plenty of health and happiness. 
—Charles Kllgore, Teacher 


Central & South America 

We (the nurses) have been split up 
and are on separate boats. The boat 
I'm on, the Luzeiro 22, isn't tiny, but 
I had difficulty adjusting to it all the 
same. It is inhabited with four-inch 
cockroaches and ants. I've since 
learned how to manipulate my mos- 
quito netting to keep out all the bugs. 

• . . . Washing my clothes and myself 
in the river almost comes naturally 
now. What doesn't come naturally is 
the language. I've learned enough 

. Portuguese to communicate with my 
patients and to carry a basic conver- 
sations., but I'm always trying to pick 
up more. It's a challenge, but I love 
knowing that I couldn't do it without 
special help from Heaven. 
— Marci Williams, Nurse, Brazil 


"The best thing that happened to me in 
Guatemala wasa little boy named Mario. 
All 22 of the children at the orphanage 
were special to me, but Maria was my 
life! That baby was the reason I got up in 
the morning. Before I left Guatemala, 
Mario was adopted to a nice family in 
Washington state. I still keep in touch 
with him. His new big sister writes me 
and sends me pictures of him. Although 
he will probably never meet me, I will 
always remember him. Always." 
— Julie Vincent, Orphanage Worker 
Guatemala 1992 

"We had to hang-dry all our clothes, and 
the children loved to help out. They 
would line up parallel to the clothesline, 
and wait for me to lift them up, one by 
one. It was so cute." 
—Tonya Abercrombie, Orph. Worker 
Guatemala 1992-93 

"I left the country one time and went to 
San Andreas Island, Columbiai. They 
were selling stale Little Debbies for three 
times the price anywhere in the world." 
—Clifton Brooks, Adv. World Radio 
Costa Rica 1993 

Korea— Theo Phillips 
Japan— Sophia Peretta 
Guam— Elizabeth Schutt 
Guam— Heather Thompson 

Russia— Carrie Young 
Costa Rica— Clifton Brooks 
Japan— Renee Burgan 

Southern Accent 

January 13,19^ 


Dopes on the 

Skiing: the act of pushing one's self over a snow-covered precipice and 
trying tocontrol one's/all with tovboardssecurely strapped toonesfeetTnis 
act is repeated until serious injury or hypothermia, whichever comes first. 
-fromGensoiin's Dictionary. 1st ed. 

Every winter, the rich and famous head for Colorado to frolic in the snow. 
In the great American tradition of mimicking our rich and famous idols, a group 
of Southern students save their pennies for a year so they can go ski Winter 
Park , Colorado. There, they will flash their fifty dollarlift tickets that will allow 
them to ride up a mountainside in sub-freezing temperatures so they can swish 
down the slopes until frostbite destroys a foot-long section of their large 
intestine, and they are forced to buy a five dollar cup of hot cocoa at the lodge 
in order to thaw out their insides, the whole time hoping to catch a glimpse of 
Martina Navralilova. 

"Eek! There she is!" screams a snow bunny. 

The whole crowd spins around. 

"My mistake," the bunny sighs. "It's just John Denver. Well they look so 
much alike ..." 

Call me neurotic, but any sport that asks me to duel with gravity seems a little 
dangerous. I know you have your skis, but two boards against the laws of 
Newtonian Physics? Face it, brothers and sisters, you will eventually fall. 
Unless a tremendous chunk of snow breaks off of the mountaintop and falls on 
your head first. Then you have to content yourself with life in a snow cave for 
a week, thirty feet below the surface of the earth until Sally the Saint Bernard 
comes and digs you out and you may be forced to eat your gloves to ward off 

Take my advice, folks. Save your money and your large int 
varmer tourist traps in America. Have you seen Ruby Falls 

Have you ever 6 i%Yes 
snow skied? 39% no 

Basketball tip-off 

An inside look at AA league 

By Richard Arroyo 

Onlookers of this year's basketball season must be prepared to 
view fierce competition from the assembled teams. Who will 
come out on top? Who knows. Take a look at the teams' key points 
and decide for yourself. 


Three point threat with Baguidy and Collins. Not a tall team, but 
big play to come from Roshak, Henline, and Magee. Returning 
scoring champ of 1993, "General" Baguidy looks to lead his team 
to a AA championship. 


Quick team. Good guard rotation. Second chance rebounds a I 
must. Beckworth, C. Moffit, and Sutton must be defensive a 
intimidation factors. Culpepper's 3s? Bomb's away! 


Adefmite big-man team. Good ball rotation a must. Watch guards I 
to feed Ermshar — Count 'em. Henline 's 3-pointers or Krein'sJ 
penetration. Rookie bench must contribute. 


Solid core. Strong play must come from the big man. Watch for I 
Hershberger and Grant to challenge the defense. Tenacious I 
defense at the backcourt. Experience advantage from Hershberger I 
and Nafie. 


Returning league champions Brown and Davidson look to givel 
their team a winning edge. Tremendous front court offensive! 
shooting of Perry, Eppel, and "Hang time" Robbins. SmatJ 
backcourt of Duff and Kroll. 

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HOOPS: January means the start of bas- 
Bcetball season at Southern. In a Sunday 
practice game, Matt Wilson sends up a 
lumper as David Beckworth, Eric Roshak, 
End Troy Walker look on. In other action, 
fihree unidentified men contend at the net 
«s Seth Perkins waits for the outcome. 



To some, bowling means a night of 
[frustration, including nine packs' 
|K>rth of second-hand cigarette 
smoke and friction burns under your 
urns from your polyester league 
phirt. Others consider the sport 
[wholesome family fun. Whatever 
your personal concept of bowling is, 
»ou can find lanes at Holiday Bowl 
|ere in Chattanooga. Take advan- 
tage of the in-house snack bar that 
Serves a bunch of complexion-kill- 
fl 1 " delights such as burgers and 
ties. Don't forget to stop by Krispy 
jfreme on your way back to the 
iorms, and be prepared to explain 
P the dean why you smell like the 

Basketball season: four 
leagues, 28 teams, and 
loads of talent 

By Steve Gensolin 

Basketball season is one of the highlights of the 
winter semester here at Southern, and this year's 
games promise to be better than ever. Why? "There's 
more talent this year than I've seen here before," says 
Junior Clarence Magee. 

He's right. AA league is made up of five teams, but 
with the amount of quality players there are. one, or 
even two additional teams could have been built. Top 
players including Donnie Baguidy (Rees Series back- 
to-back MVP) have returned. Transfer students such 
as Mark Ermshar that have come here from other 
schools will make an immediate impact on the floor. 
Freshmen Marc Robbios, Nathan Williams, and Mike 
Melkerson all arrived ready to play. There's no short- 
age of men with the height and ability to play the center 

spoi. Guards? We got 'em. Forwards? They're there. 

All five AA league teams are stacked with talent. 
Anyone making early predictions about dominant 
teams will find himself debating the issue with some- 
one who holds an entirely different opinion. There 
won't be a shortage of games for spectators to see, 
either. In addition to the five AA league teams, there 
are ten A league teams, seven B league teams, and six 
women's teams to keep the activity level high in the 

The sizeable talent pool here at Southern means two 
things: I) All of the games will be more competitive, 
making yames mure- exciting for spectators and play- 
ers alike, and 2) Rees Series (the annual tournament 
pining classes against each other) will be a display of 
some of the best games yet held in the lies P.E. Center! 

Southern Accent 

January 13, 1994 

' ' 


"Therefore go and make disciples of alt nations, baptizing them m the name of the 
pX and Of the Son and of, he Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey^ thtngj 
have comJndcd you. Atut surely I an with you always, to the very end of the age. 
Malt. 28:1920 

The facts were startling. „ ..... , 

"Did you know," said the representative from AFM (Adventist Frontier Melons) 
"thai 90 percent of the world's Christian missionaries and finances are spent working 
r^iH.npkv.^olMvc.ilreadyheardthegospc^ThatWpercenlofallourrnmisrry targets 
C hrisfians? That 40 percent of the world's population has never even had a chance ot 
hearing the gospel message?" 

I was at Loma Linda, CA. attending the Disciple '93 missions conference, and as I 
satlisteoing to these unbelievable very familiar and somewhat aggravat- 
ing question popped into my head and began tormenting my mind: Why? Why are so 
many people dying whodo not know of the awesome love of God? What is wrong with 
our concept of Christianity, of discipleship, of mission? Could it be that we have 
rationalized what Christ meant when He said. "If anyone would come after me, he must 
denv himself, take up his cross, and follow me?" Could it be that we have allowed 
ourselves to be "blinded by the god of this age (2Cor. 4:4)" into a comfortable, I'm 
okay— you're okay attitude? The questions bum in my heart. 

Our time and money is spent pastoring those who have had countless opportunities 
to accept the gospel. They're constantly exposed to the gospel but still reject it, while 
millions are thirsty for the gospel, dying without hope, The Word is life, and we are too 
prexe upied with ourselves and our own spirituality that we forget the true meaning of 
discipleship. Presently, 10 percent of our resources are used for evangelism and only 
Iperccnt for reaching the "unreached!" 

I grew up surrounded by missions. My four years in Hong Kong and then two in the 
Philippines with my family were probably the best years of my whole life. My great- 
grandfather spent over 60 years pioneering the Adventist work in Southeast Asia, and 
im - i.nulp,trents spent almost 50 years ot" their lives between China and Africa. This 
is im heritage, and God lus implanted within my heart this same passion to go. But 
really, does being a disciple mean having to go anywhere? 1 believe so. Read the text 
at the lop of this article once more. Jesus gave this command to all of his disciples, ttol 
just to one or two of them. To be a disciple of Jesus Christ is to be a missionary! You 
don't have to go overseas. Go to downtown Chattanooga. Go to the street comers. Go 
to the prisons. Go 10 the projects. Go anywhere! Sounds radical, doesn't it? But isn't 
that what being .1 disciple menus? Isn't that what He did? 

To know the gospel and not to share it is withholding life to a dying man. A statement 
(ULidc by one ol'lhu attendees of Disciple ')1 says il well: "II iliey were entrusted with 
i he Knnwlcdue ut i he jMispel ilut we have, wouldn't we want them to share it with us?" 

There's a new place to dine 
on campus... 

-The Deli- 

Hand prepared, ready to eat, delicious foods, 

all for pocket change. So next time you're hungry, head for 

The Deli, inside the 

Village Market 

Du Preez announces 'Seven 
State Stomp' over Spring Break! 

434-mile trek lor health and abstinence 

By Jeane Hernandez 

A seven state walk, in seven days, 
covering 700 kilometers. Sound like a 
play on the number seven? 

Religion professor Dr. Ron du Preez 
is planning a seven state walk, under 
the auspices of the Wellness Club, en- 
titled "Aidswalk for Abstinence," which 
will take place February 25-March 4, 
during Spring Break. Du Preez, along 
with interested students, will walk 434 
miles, or sixty-two miles per day, by 
foot to promote a message to young 
people at high schools and colleges 
along the way. The message? There is 
a better and safer way to avoid Aids: 

"As a Christian I need to promote the 
full message that our bodies are God's 
temples, to non-Christians as well, and 
show what happens when we abuse 
God's temple," du Preez says. 

Du Preez plans to walk the entire 
distance, which will go from 
Williamson, West Virginia (witharoyal 
send-off from the mayor, the police, the 
fire department, and a group of towns- 
people) through six other states and 
finish in Atlanta at the Center for Dis- 
ease Control 

What are his reasons for this long- 
distance walk? 

"I want to promote health and 
wellness, abstinence from drugs and 
extramarital sex, and get Southern Col- 
lege on the map through publicity and 

How would you rate 5% Hot 
the spirituality of 82% warm 
our church? 13%Cold 

witnessing," du Preez says. "And it wilt I 
be a beautiful trip through the hills!" 

Du Preez has driven the entire route! 
which will be on side roads, and he say J 
the mountain passes are just beautiful! 
He says there are Seventh-day Adventisil 
churches along the way, and he doesn'tl 
plan to walk on the Sabbath. The g 
will stop and find a place to spend thel 
Sabbath hours. 

The group will be accompanied by a 
support staff of drivers, a cook, a mas- 1 
seuse, and two vehicles, one of which I 
will be sent several miles ahead of the I 
group. Du Preez has had personal coun- [ 
set with Rob Sweetgall who has walked I 
across the United States seven times, and | 
who walked throughout the fifty states i 
fifty weeks. Du Preez himself has partic; 
pated in two major walks: a six-day 270- 1 
mile walk, and an eighteen-day 620-mile I 
walk that he organized. Last year. He I 
walkedanaverageoflOOmilespermonth, I 
and he also won the Ten 
racewalking championship. 

"I like that du Preez has a theme forhis I 
walk and that he is using his extra ability | 
to let young people know our stam 
premarital sex," says Kelly Mapes, se-J 
nior wellness major. 

The group plans to make on< 
stops every day at local high schools and I 
colleges to show a thirty-minute videoon 
abstinence (one is made specifically for J 
public schools, the other for Christian I 
schools), have a discussion period, and | 
pass out literature and materials. 

A NIGHT OFF: Steps to Christ will 
Wednesday, Jan. 19,dueto^cc»n(lfr 
Wood Hall. Steps will resume its mee 


pers, \heie will be a sign-up tor 
studies. This is only (or stud 
already participating in the st 

: Terry Pooler, head pas 
Forest Lake SDA Church, will speak k 
bly Jan. 20. Pooler is known lor his 
worship services. An Accent interview 
will be published next issue. 

Off Campus 

HOUSES OF WORSHIP: Maranoatha Volun- 
teers International announced the largest build- 
ing project in its history— 100 new churches in 
Mexico. In Souther Mexico alone, there ars 
more than 29,000 new members in the first mi» 
months ot 1993. —Review 

TIME OUT: On Jan. 11, USA TODAY ran a 
story aboul two Northeast High School basket- 
ball players who refus to play games on Sab- 
bath. Adventists Reggie and Corey Todd have 
missed two Friday night games. Reggie, a 6-6 
junior, and Corey, a 6-8 senior, are both key 

MALTA: Only seven Adventisls currently liv 
Malta, the island where the apostle Paul sol 
refuge after a shipwreck. —Global Missior 

nis second.— Global Mission 


Like a tree, new and growing Christians must be pruned ol their dead 
branches before they are ready to bear good fruit. Think of changed people as 
trees that have been stripped of their old branches pruned, cut bare. W 
through the dark at night, in seemingly dead branches flows silently, sea*, 
the new sap, until with the sun of spring comes new life and change. There are 
new leaves, buds, blossoms, and fruit, quite often, many times better because 
of the pruning. Are we allowing ourselves to be placed in the hands of a Masl»' 
Gardener, who makes no mistakes in His pruning of our lives? -"•""'•' " 
anyone is in Christ, ha is a new creation; The old has passed away 
new has come."2 Cor. 5:17 

January 13, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Francisco, Hyde featured at Concerto Concert Jan. 23 

By Ellen S. Roberts 

For a musician, years of work are not invested for just any 
moment. Practice, determination, and frustration have been 
s^c.tti J (hrtiu^li Kruc Sonnets, ballads, and miIo concertos 
arc the challenges. Perfection is the goal. 

No, for musicians, their "moment" must wail until they 
wall out onto the stage, when the lights dim down, when the shines on their faces, when the audience disap- 
pears, when the orchestra begins behind them. It's when 
iht-i iihiuIl-i about that first note sounding on key, sounding 
emi'iuinal. soundiity gmtd. When that first note rolls through 
their hand and smiles at them like an old friend, this is their 

Tins year six young musicians will enjoy their "mo- 
ments" as featured concerto soloists with the Southern 
College Symphony Orchestra at the Student Concerto Con- 

Ttie|)rocfssotLhoosingsix soloists wasn't easy. Twenty- 
sn simienls applied. Each had to submit an audition tape of 
a concerto he orshe wanted to play in the concert and a letter 
oi raomincrkkiiion from his or her teacher. Students as tar 
away as Kentucky, Massachusetts. California, and Canada 
submitted tapes to he considered for this concert. 

From the 26 applicants, 10 finalists were chosen and 
invited to audition live in front of a panel of judges. From 
iIicm i lie I'inal six were chosen. 

Of the six hand-picked soloists, Jeremy Francisco is the 
only one from Southern College. Francisco has played the 
clarinet for 14 years. "That's too long to remember," he 

Francisco chose to play Concerto No. 1 in F Minor by 

CM. Von Weber for the concert. "It's fun to play. The first 

tent starts out slow and has a lot of feeling in it. Then 

the third movement is light and fun. The contrast is very 


The composer wrote a lot of showpieces," Francisco 

ilinues. "The third movement allows the soloist to show 

Though performing on clarinet for this concert, he started 
it playing the bassoon for the orchestra. "That's how I got 
," said Jeremy. "My First orchestra concert was at the 
General Conference in Indianapolis." 

A senior education major, Francisco finds himself con- 
ducting a lot more than playing lately. Last semester he did 
his student teaching at Ooltewah High School and con- 
dueled a series of five concerts with them. 

Francisco plans on pursuing his masters in conducting 
after graduation. Eventually, he would like to be a sym- 
phony conductor himself. "Being a conductor gives you the 
chance to communicate with the whole pan of the ensemble 
instead of just a pan," says Francisco. "It also gives you the 
chance to perform and interpret music like an anist. You 
have the opportunity to decide what picture to paint with the 

"However, conducting is a very demanding position. 
You are responsible for everyone making sure they are 
together and on the right note," says Francisco. 

Though conducting might be rigorous at times, Jeremy 
finds it rewarding. "My favorite part of an performance is in 
the final movement of a symphony. That is when there is a 
culmination of emotions throughout the whole evening. 
This is when you can grin ear to ear," says Francisco. 

Jeremy's goal is to educate school children in the arts. "I 
want them to enjoy a musical piece by Beethoven just as 
much as they would a Sting concert," he concludes. 

Another soloist from the Collegedale area is Conrad 
Hyde, a senior at Collegedale Academy. He is also assistant 

Concert Band to play for vespers 

The Southern College Concert Band will be 
appearing in concert at 8 p.m. on January 21 for 
vespers at the Collegedale Church. 

The band has given concerts all over the South 
and during the spring of 1984, they made a two- 
week tour of Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Haiti. 
Other tours have included the Pacific Northwest 
(1988) and Mexico (1991). 

Patricia Silver is Associate Professor in the 
Music Department. She is in her twelfth year as 
director of the Concert Band. Graduating from 
Madison College (Madison. TN) in 1960. she 
received an M.A. in Music Education from George 
Peabody College for Teachers in 1964. Her teach- 
ing experience includes three years at Madison 
College, two years at Shenandoah Valley Acad- 
emy, eleven years at Forest Lake Academy, and 
seven years at Andrews University where she 
was band, brass, and conducting instructor. Be- 
sides her many years of band work, Mrs. Silver is 
a trumpet player and has spent many years en- 
riching her experience as a soloist and ensemble 

principal for the cello in the college symphony. 

Hyde has played the cello for lOyears. He remembers his 
mom hearing about a music leacher in town and wondering 
if he and his sister would like to take violin. Hyde said no, 
not the violin, but he wouldn't mind cello. "Since then I've 
always enjoyed playing an musical instrument," tie says. 

Hyde will solo on the cello with the piece he auditioned 
with, Concerto for Cello, Op. 33 by C. Saint-Saens. He first 
heard die piece whenone of his former cello teachers played 
it for him. "It really impressed me," he says. "She said if [ 
really became good I could play this piece. That's when I 
decided I wanted to perform it." 

Hyde has played Concerto for Cello. Op. 33 for about a 
year. Hisfavoritepartofdiepieceisthe beginning. "Hike 
pieces that startoff big and loud. I find it exciting. Mostof 
them start out slow and soft," he says. 

Also performing as soloists in the concerto concert are 
Knsten Sniclser, piano, and Merlyn R. Catron, horn, who 
are both juniors at Bryan College: Casy Butlerfield, violin, 
a 9th grader at Christian Academy; and Toni Glickman, 
violin, a 10th grader at Hixson High. 

ABC presents Christian Music 

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Cindy Morgan is a bright newcomer on the contemporary Christian music 
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«Hvrote most of the songs, which was a delightful surprise to me. Most of the 

so »gs deal with day-to-day situations. 

Reason to Live is very contemporary. The style is the popular dance sounds 
a slow rock style, a style that is popular among many of today's Christian 
'sts. Because this is her debutalbum I had nothing to compare it to. Morgan's 
ss age seems to be aimed at a non-Christian or struggling Christian audience. 
c sty!e of her music is a key in getting people to receive her message of hope. 

,, ael English and Cindy Morgan have a similar style, but unlike English 

*'gan writes her own music. 

c """on lo Live is easy to listen to casually. The music and words 

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K'ason lo Live is available al the Advenlisl Book Center. 

In Other Words . . . 

* By Eric Gang 

I. The new semester appears interesting. Your favorite biology professor 
harangued the whole class for 54 minutes. Delighted that you received 4 free 
lecture minutes, you felt like acclaiming the professor. 
Harangued means: A) to fulminate B) to make a long-winded, boring speech 
C) to praise excessively 

2. In an attempt to meet curfew, you are caught speeding through Collegedale. 
However, the police officer exculpated you. 

Exculpate means: A) to beat someone with a billy club B) to excoriate C) to 
make free of guilt and blame 

3. You are excited about your first date of the new semester, and you decide to 
buy a new dress for the extraordinary occasion. When your date comes to pick 
you up he says: "You look very beautiful tonight." You are very excited to hear 
this. Those words will be emblazoned in your mind. 

Emblazon means: A) to set on fire B) to efface C) to inscribe prominently 

4. You asked your professor why he flunked the whole class last semester, and 
he answered you with acrimony, saying it was not any of your business. 
Acrimony means: A) voracity B) resentment C) respect 

5. The art gallery has just opened a new exhibit. After viewing the displays, you 
conclude that the works began with beauty and ended on a note of bathos. 
Bathos means: A) a transition from the sublime to the commonplace B) vulgar 

Southern Accent 


January 1 3 ( 

My son is a year old and for weeks, he's been able lo say only one word: 
It's my fault for pointing oui the family pet with such consistency. While oilier 
parents gush how their child is listening to foreign language tapes and , an c lap 
in rhythm to Barney songs, my son has developed a nervous tic thai includes 
hitting himself in the head and uttering "dog" when he meets someone new. 
■Alex, ihis is Mrs. X. What do you say?" Slap. "Dog." 

When I was a studenl here at Souihem back in the early '80s. I was an 
authority on a great many topics. Whether it was how to run an unruly church 
hoard, deal with Jehovah's witnesses at my door, or raise a child. I was Opinion 
Cenl ral. Life's Answer Man. And in the cases just cited, 1 figured that in each. 
I could stand up Moses-like (Heston-like?) and wrathrully. eloquently pour 
undeniable wisdom upon the mortals unfortunate enough to be in my presence. 
Pretty heady stuff, but when you are 1 9, everybody is nuts except you. 

I'm 32 now and I wish 1 had a dollar for every time / was called nuts for some 
of my ideas the past decade. Not that church boards called me nuts, but they 
might as well: "That's a very unorthodox plan. Brother Czerkasij, one which 
ihis congregation is not ready for." And surprisingly, the board would often 
conic up with a plan thai was fairly sound and workable, and one that the church 
accepted enthusiastically. Their plan was often radically different from mine. 
Rather than a reservoir of knowledge, my opinion ended up just a mere pond 
of thought. 

My life is lived more calmly now. Since taking down the "Monopoly on 
Truth" sign from my mind's door, I take a lot less falls. It's perspective, really. 
Moses must have looked pretty sharp to a million Hebrews, but Moses was 
more impressed with burning bushes and parted seas. "Isn't it exciting to know 
dim Cud ts on our side?" a woman exclaimed to Lincoln. "Madam," he replied, 
"I would find it more exciting to know that we are on God's side." 

Alex doesn't know it all. and as long as eternity is. he never will. But at least 
the little guy is smart enough to respond to that which he really knows about. 
That's saying a whole lot more than his father at 19. "I love you, A\e\." Slap. 

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Mv Favorite Moment 

A freshman peered in my 
office door, ready for herfirst 
teacher/student conference 
I quickly motioned for her to 
sit down. 

"How's school," I asked. 
"Is the stress getting to you?" 

No answer. I searched her 
face and saw the tears come, 
I shut my office door and we 
talked and cried together. 

Next class, she bounded 
up to me. "Thanks for listen- 
ing, and I'm sorry for making 
you cry." 

I didn't mind. That's what 
I'm here for. 

T.G.I. Friday's 
great any day 
of the week 


TG.l. Friday's: 

Not beinga lover of Chinese food, I chose to go to a familiar place: T.G.l.Fri<J;iy'v 
Friday's is known for some of the best sandwiches, onion rings, and desserts 
anywhere, but ilus nine iny^uesi and I decided to check out some of the dinner menu 
items. We were not disappointed. 

If for some reason you ha\e never been to Friday's, you simply musi jin. Iihas 
a relaxed but interesting atmosphere with TVs situated for easy viewing, racing 
canoes suspended I mm the i. a I mil. and j Inl u! neat dlk a ltd 7(K mcmnrahdi.' n]i (lie 
walls. Friday's is not as noisy as Bennigan's or Chili's. You can actually carry on a 
conversation or share some of those old academy stories (hat as time goes by (end lo 
deal in partial truths. 

1 chose the vegetarian sandwich — it was excellent. My friend got the chicken 
fahitas and reported them to be "some of ihe best" he had ever eaten. The food was 
excellent, and the portions were generous. 

Our group really enjoyed our evening at Friday's. If you gel the spinach dip as an 
appetizer, then Friday's is a solid 4.5 spoons. The service was very good. When yon 
go, ask for Amy — she's one of the best waitresses ever. 

Great food, reasonable prices at S4.50-S7.50 per person, and super desserts makes 
T.G.I. Friday's a must! 

SA Elections 

are fast approaching 

Offices Available: 

President Accent Editor (newspaper) 

Executive Vice-President Memories Editor (yearbook) 
Social Vice-President Joker Editor (mugbook) 

Strawberry Productions 

• F e !! tio . ns are available at the Social 
Activities Office in the Student Center 

• Start working on platforms 

Important Dates: 

Jan. 19 petitions & platforms Feb. 10 election speeches 
21 approved candidates 14 press confernce 

Hsted/posled 15 primary 

24 campaign starts 21 general elections 

Contact Matt Whitaker for more information 

Kriuary 13, 1994 

Southern Accent 

I Hate Black 
History Week 

Yes. I'm black. So what! I'm not colored as far as I can tell. If I am, whoever 
colored me in sure did a fine job because so far I haven 't required a new paint 
job. I'm not an African-American because my parents are from Haiti. Even 
though my early ancestors probably came from Africa I couldn't tell you off 
the top of my head where in Africa they came from. (I bet you a million dollars 
it's from Mozambique!) I'm not a nigger because I'm not ignorant. I'm just 
plain black. If it wasn't for my picture, which we graciously decided to add to 
any column, half you readers wouldn't know my race. Would it change your 
opinion of my writing? 

Over break, I found myself flipping through the pages of my neat Southern 
calendar. Two items hit me the most: the Valentine's banquet and Black 
History Week, which are both the same week (Feb. 14-19). "Hmmmm . . . 
interesting," I thought. Then suddenly my heart began to pound loudly in my 
[chest. The room began to shake. My roommate ran out of the room for fear of 
seeing me explode. My eyes became red with tension and my glasses cracked 
(that's why I got new ones, you like 'em?). Then 1 bellowed in awesome anger: 
P'l hate Black History Week!" Now I know what you marvelous people out 

I [here are probably thinking: "But Fab, you're black. Shouldn't you appreciate 
that week?" Well let me respond, (pause) NO! 
I hate it because everybody becomes tense. I can just imagine how it's going 
lo be. Everyone is going to be so hush-hush. People are going to be scared to 
press their opinions or afraid to ask questions for fear of a Collegedale riot. 
It's ludicrous! And you know whatelse I'm dreading? Questions such as: How 
me we don't have White History Week? Why not have NEACA scholar- 
ips (National European-American-Caucasian Association)? Why is there 
Aiss Black America?" Why are there black magazines? Do we still need 
black History Week in the 90s? Well I've come with ammunition this year! 
when asked, I'll simply repeat my words of wisdom: "The library is our friend. 
I guess I hate Black History Week because it's a time of sadness for me 
iolin music). It seems that everyone becomes divided with tension and 
superiority complexes. That's so stupid! (violin music stops). I like being 
black! It's cool — people actually notice me when I enter a white environment, 
what reasons? I sometimes wonder. We all hurt during Black History 
^eek. We all hurt because we all don't know how to reach out to one another, 
i guys, this is Southern. We're supposed to be one big happy family! 
t we all just ... get along?" 


I Thanks for the best five years of ny life • 
Bfefpy Anniversary. I love you. 



Southern Accent 

January 13, 19 


Who is your favorite Flintstones character, and why? . 

__^^^^«i -Pebbles, because site j | 

■■Fred The model ol the male 
stereotype and by watching 
lhal show we can learn how 
not to act " 


"Dim. because he always 
jumps on Fred. " 

■Pebbles, because she 
always was laughting. " 

'■I like the trash compacter 

pig under the sink. 

Also Barney. The way 

he talks and the way 

he bothers Fred. " 

"Wilma, because she 
always puts up with Fred. " 

Jessica Hamilton 
FR Occupational Therapy 

Friday, Jan. 14 

• Vespers in the church at 8 p.m. with Robert 

Saturday, Jan. 15 

• Church services at 9 and 1 1 :30 with Gordon 

• Evensong at 5:30 p.m. in the church. 

• Back To Bedrock! SA mid-winter Party at 
10 p.m. in lies PE Center. 

Wednesday, Jan.1 9 

• AccentLive presents Clifford Goldstein at 
7:30 p.m. in LynnWood Hall. (Site may 
change.) Assembly credit given. 

Thursday, Jan.20 

• Assembly: Health Career Fair with Terry 
Pooler at 1 1 a.m. in lies P.E. Center. 

Friday, Jan. 21 

• Vespers in the church at 8 p.m. with the 
Southern College Concert Band. 

Coming Events 

Saturday, Jan. 22 

Church services at 9 and 1 1 .30 with Roland 


Evensong at 5:30 p.m. in the church. 

Sunday, Jan. 23 

• Southern College Concerto Concert at 
8 p.m. in the church. Double credit. 

Tuesday, Jan. 25 

• Southern College Artist Adventure Series 
presents the Borealis Wind Quintet at 

8 p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium. 


• College Bowl every Monday and Wednes 
day in the back of the cafe. Games begin at 
5:15 and 5:45 p.m. 

If you have an item to publicize in the Accent, 
drop it in one of our AccentBoxes around 
campus or contact the Accent office at 238- 

Sexualilty at Southern 
The Internet Advantage 
Q & A with Clifford Goldstein 
Creative Worship Services 
Television on Campus 
Opportunities Fair '94 
Yearbook Update 
"Along the Promenade" 
January's Best Photos 
... and your usual favorite 

Only in the Accent. 

How many students like 
Pebbles the best? 

What is Alex Czerkasij's 5 

favorite word? 

Who works at the Carton q 


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How many Branch 

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Southern Accent 
Southern College 

vmjMs also show that 13 percent of 
ills have consumed alcohol during the 
nl school year, and 5 percent have used 
s. Again, Dunzweileris surprised at the 
|numbers. She says that the numbers at 
r SDA college in California, where 
|used io work, are much higher. 

i the low percentages? Dunzweiler 
hilalesthatit'sthe Southern atmosphere, 
g that Southern is known around the 
Pry for its spiritual reputation and that it 
is students who want to get away from 
[oral activities. She also says that the 
Bential deans arc close to their students 
pad-off many potential problems be- 

DOWN AND OUT: Kerri Richardson can only grimace as Tim Farley 
comes soaring in. The sumo wrestling ring was a popular attrac- 
tion at last Saturday night's "Back to Bedrock" Party in the gym. 
For much more on SA's biggest bash of the year, see page 9. 

Seniors get organized, Kirstein elected president 

By Eric Gang 

i Ik s 

Sifting through 36 
nior class elected its officers Tuesday. 

Brennon Kirstein grabbed the presidency. 
After three rounds of voting and 12 nomi- 
nees, Kirstein won a narrow victory. "I feel 
honored to be class president and I will try to 
do what's best for the majority of the class." 

he says. The class elected Andy Nash, Angie 
Millard, and Rick Mann vice-president, sec- 
retary, and pastor, respectively. 

For its sponsors, the class elected English 
Professors Jan Haluska and David Smith, 
and Business Professor Wayne VandeVere. 
The position of class sponsor "is mostly 
honorary." says Academic Dean Floyd 

Three Southern students 
may also have chance to 
give "Gift of Life" 

Leukemia victim Heidi Possinger, aformer 
Southern student, checked out of a Seattle 
hospital Tuesday after a successful bone 
v transplant Dec. 27. 

During pivotal days 14-21 (Jan. 10-17) 

Possinger's body accepted the new bone 

v and began producing enough white 

blood cells again, says best friend Alyssa 

McCurdy. a junior at Southern. 

"She left a message on my answering 
machine Tuesday night" says McCurdy. 
"She said, "Hi Alyssa, I'moutof the hospital 

ow. Call me tomorrow!" 1 

McCurdy says Possingeris all done with 

Though she lives in Asheville, North Caro- 
lina, Possinger, her mother, and her boy- 
friend will stay in a Seattle apartment until 
out-patient treatment is finished. Possinger 
is one year away from completing her de- 
gree in accounting. 

In related news, the National Donor Bank 
says the bone marrow types of three South- 
em students— Ivette Emjas, Mozart Porccna, 
and Kendall Turcios — may have found 

"This is a preliminary match," says 
Chaplain's Secretary Sherrie Norton." 
"They'll keep narrowing it down until it's 

All three students have agreed to further 
testing. Both Porcena and Emjas have 
matched up with middle-aged males with 
chronic malacious leukemia. "Those cases 
are urgent," says Norton. Turcios' match is 
a 20-year-old male with aplastic anemia. 

Emjas, Porcena, and Turcios were three 
of 382 Southern students who had theirbone 
marrow types tested November 1 6 and 1 7 in 
an attempt lo help Possinger. 


World News 5 I K"^gj._ ; 

Editorial 6 

Photo Feature 8 | 

Sports 10 ^% 

Religion 12 |g|^| 

Arts 13 

L'festvles ...14 Frozen Promenade, 8 "Southern Situations," 15 

Southern Accent 

January 27, ■ 


Campus Notes 

network v 


FAm: L „o«n g ,o, a iob? Go^ rr! e^' W-^ 

bring employer and graduate 

needs for y 
study representativi 

$ Convention and 1 

3» TnuSa, "Feb 1 7. in Chatlanooga. Various companies ana grao, 

Ethics in the Marketplace, Opportunities 
and Graduate Schools throughout the d; 
with specific employers may 
Department located in "~~ 

e schools 


,- univ^'ivof Kentucky, and Vanderbilt 

workshops on Chnstian 

lonal Careers/HolJobs. 

interested in pursuing positions 

o the Counseling and Testing 

nployers will screen submitted 

Student Center. The 
i^Mu.Jates whom they wish to interview a< me ion. 
resumes anuu ,^ D «* .« * inle rv,ews and may choose to conduct these dunng 

^T^KSL. .or student^ Iron, o, Wngh, HalL Vans W, 
leavea.Sam return alnoon.departagainat12:30, and relijmat5p.m.S1udenlscan 
attend lor the day or lor only part. Students must register along with a small S&wm 
auesting and counseling by Monday. Feb. 14. Opportune Far Wh provided by 
Southern Colleqe Testing and Counseling Center in conjunction with seven omer 
pnvate Christian coUeges and universities in the area -Eton & fljjjs 
A NEW C.K.: The Campus Kitchen will be new and improved by the end of second 
semester Earl Evans. Director of Food Service, says that the plans have been long 

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room for new equipment. The seating capacity will increase from 75 to 1 0B. Manager 
Oian Bergquisl says she is very excited aboul the renovations becausen wl Int rea ^ 
the variety o, food and decrease the amount ot confusion. She adds 

II undergo 

first, followed by tt 

that a taco bar, pizza bar, and salad bar (and a soup 
be added. —Mar/ Rodgers 
MUSIC WORKSHOP: The 1994 Southern Union h 
Southern Feb. 6-9 for about 250 academy musician 
respected prolessionals from across the U.S. The I 
Barker, who has worked for major 

Bergquist also plans 
manager, says 
special occasions) will also 


is. The three-day workshop draws 
and clinician this year is Or. Warren 
and television studios. Dr. Arnold, 
at Western Michigan University, is in charge of the Chorale 
Clinic. Sigrid Luther, who teaches at Bryan College, will head the Piano Clinic. Students 
will receive instruction on stage performing, relaxation, and technical skills. "It is a 
change in format and style" from the former Southern Union Music Festival, says Dr. 
Marvin Robertson. 

COMING SOON: Watch f or theannouncement of a new Die Meistersingers Gold Card. 
For $5 students can purchase the card and receive discounts for a whole year at 
participating businesses such as Taco Bell, The Olive Garden, and Gooney Golf. 
Proceeds from the card will finance a portion of their upcoming lour. 
PHOTOGRAPHY TEACHERS: Paul Vaudreuil, a new adjunct teacher in the Journal- 
ism/Communication Department, is teaching Introduction to Photography this semes- 
ter. Mr. Vaudreuil works in the Marketing and Communications department at McKee 
Foods Corporation. Billy Weeks, a Chattanooga Times photographer, has returned to 
teach the 15-student Photojournalism class. 

WORK FORCE: Currently Southern College employs 894 students. Campus jobs are 
still available. For more information call the Student Employment office at 3396. 
COMMUNICATORS WORKSHOP: Now is the time to plan (or the annual Communi- 
cators Workshop scheduled for May 2-5. The four workshop options are Writing lor a 
Publication, Fund Raising, Desktop Publishing, and Video Production. Students can 
acquire 1-3 hoursol credit, and still have their summerfreelorother activities. For more 
information contact the Journalism/Communication Department at 2730. 
EXPANDED MACINTOSH LAB HOURS: The Mac Lab located on the first floor of 
Brock Hall is now open an additional 1 5hours a week. Lab hours are Sundays 1 p.m.— 
5 p.m., 7:30—10 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m.— 12 p.m., 2 p.m.— 6 p.m., 
and 7:30 p.m.— 10 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m.— 1 1 a.m., 2 p.m. — 5 p.m., 
and 7:30 p.m.— 10 p.m.; and Fridays 9 a.m.— 12 p.m. 

BOTANIST: The Biology Department is interviewing John Perumal, a Ph.D. candidate 
at the University of Western Ontario, for the position of botany and ecology teacher. 
Mr. Perumal delivered a lecture as part of the E.O. Grundset Lecture series on January 

BIOLOGY RESEARCH: The Biology Department is working with Dr. John Hensen, a 
physician and medical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard 
University, to develop a summer research program for Southern's biology students. 
ACA APPLICATIONS: Applications lor Adventist Colleges Abroad are available at the 
Registrar's office, Ron Barrow's office, and the Modem Languages Dept. March 25 is 

e deadline to 

i, and the deadline fc 

e fall s 

WSMC recently n 

s year may w 

linor changes in its schedule. Talk 
■e Nation was moved from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., and the small segments which filled the 
4 o"clock hour ate now scattered throughout the day. The daily half-hour show, which 
also aired during the 4 o'clock hour, was moved to 7 p.m. Music is now played 3 p.m. 
& 4 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to B p.m. 
LOOKING TO MOVE? College students graduatin 
moving to Boise ID. Nashville TN, or even Springfield MO. Belie 
the three most popular large U.S. cities Amencans moved to in 1993, reports Ryder, 
the nation's largest truck rental and leasing company, in Ms annual survey of where 
Americans move each year. Ryder lists large cities as those wilh more than 100 000 
residents. If looking for a smaller city to move to, graduates should consider Grand 
Junction Co. Jackson TN, and Billings, MT. These are the top three most popular small 
cities Americans moved to in 1 993, the survey reports. Ryder lists small cities as those 
with less than 100,000 residents. 

ICE SKATING: All are invited to spend a night on ice with the Spanish Club this 
Saturday night, Jan. 29. Meet in front of Wright Halt at 5:45 p.m. $5.00 for admission 

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Southern Accent 


DUthern hooks into Internet, downloads the world 

Buyan Fowler 

fen years ago if Americans wanted to find 
vrn il the President said in his hist speech, 
wailed for the next day's newspaper. If 
wanted to send a message to their 
id in Guam, they wrote letters and sent 
iuthu postal service. If teachers needed 
I u magazine article, they went to the 

itui- , if information, and a worldwide 
3er networking systemcalled Internet, 
anged that. 

lh;, computer, a modem, and an Internet 
Is, students can access to this corn- 
highway. Their information license 
up millions of computers all over the 

e number of computers on Internet is 
nding ! to 15 percent per month, and 
in the millions when Southern sub- 
cd in August of 1993. "We're talking 
tan awful lot of computers out there," 
John Beckett. Director of Information 

pally there would be a cost for an 
address, but Southern students can 
i address and communicate with 

Mibscnhcrs all over the world lor no 

feral Adventist Colleges are on-line, 
ding Andrews University, Union Col- 
]and Walla Walla College. With elec- 
mail. students can send computer 
lo.myine who has .in address. 

Senior Ellen Roberts c 
of charge with her boyfriend, Paul, who 
attends Walla Walla. Pam Harris, a profes- 
sor in the Journalism and Communication 
department, keeps in touch with her stu- 
dents through Internet while she is at gradu- 
ate school in Knoxville two days a week. 

The Seventh-day Adventist church owns 
a network that is operated by Adventists. It 
send reports of meetings, .agendas, upcom- 
ing events, and uplifting Bible texts all over 
the world. 

With Internet students can access all kind 
of information, from Pagan Carpet cleaners 
to current weather conditions and forecasts 

at any location. They can go on to other 
computer networks and download games, 
programs, research papers. President 
Clinton's fifth speech in office, pictures. 
newspaper articles, and even recipes for a 
twelve-course meal. 

One hundred students currently subscribe 
to Internet, but that number is rising. Stu- 
dents who don't have compters can use 
computer labs in Wright and Daniel's Hall, 
and soon the Macintosh lab in Brock Hall 
will also be on-line. 

For more information on Internet, contact 
John Beckett at Information Services. 

lew landscape director Antone sees 
campus beauty grounded in Creator 

rerylhing in its place and family 

|es on the window sill, Mark H. 

;S office tells a little about the man 

i is the new Director of Land- 

IServices. On January 3 he replaced 
jredRay Lacey. 

fovi' working wiih the ground because 
'diking uuii Creation. We can exem- 
iKCrciiior by the beauty we have here 
swllew," says Antone. This, and the 
IPity to work with students, is his 
J Part of the job. 

* m < Hi,!,,, rod in Landscape and Nurs- 
Klimtlugj , u Pacific Union College 
""le he worked as the campus fore 
3 years, and then became 

!",'" P' 1 ier. Antone came to South. 

"** and worked for over nine years 
J? foreman. He was in chargeof the 
' a ^v and says, "I love working 
"'"'Inns and helping them to learn 
Jl "MIK while they are here on cam- 
Brew up in the Oakland, Calif. 
Keeled beyond the Rocky Moun- 
E ,,n '984 he and Ins wife Javne 
"''•""' '"oved lo Southern. He likes 
C P h acCofiife in toe South and feels 
"~ ™ want* to raise his family. He 
■*"> look at the fall colors. 

grounds department is being ac- 
cused of hating trees. He says 
that there is a liability with some 
trees, and it is better to cut them 
down and plant new ones. Men- 
tioning the one dying Willow 
Oak by Miller Hall, Antone says, 
"I will do everything I can to 

As new grounds director. 
Antone plans to upgrade the 
spring house by the creek for 
irrigation, continue landscaping 
the campus, especially behind 
Thatcher, and work on the fish 
pond, Alcove, and fountain. If he 
received enough money. Antone 
would install an irrigation sys- 
tem for the mall and front lawn 
area. It would cut down on labor 
and keep the grass greener and 

"Litter disturbs me terri- 

bly, 'says f 



i lot I 

As Antone talks about his family, a smile 
flashes across his face. He has two sons, 
Joshua and Jordan, four years and I Omonths 
respectively, and loves to go camping with 
them. Antone also enjoys hiking, photogra- 
phy and racquetball, and when he has lime, 
he likes to work on his lawn. 

Antone is a tree lover who worries that the 

student body to know ' 
labor" is in litter pickup. That 
causes high labor costs and ultimately higher 
tuition. He also wishes that students would 
slay offthe lawns, especially during the cold 
weather. If they did, says Antone. the lawns 
would look "much, much better." 

Antone loves his job and is determined to 
make Southern a place of beauty. He feels 
the campus look reflects on our regard for 
our Creator. 


The Russians have a saying: 
'There's no bad weather, there's 
only clothing.'" 
—Physics Professor Ray 

"It's a custom in South Africa to 
put a picture of whatever's in 
the box on the outside." 
—Assembly speaker Tom 
Smith, on an American baby 
food company's unsuccesful 
attempt to market their product. 

"Well, I picked up a boyfriend." 
—Former Adventist Colleges 
Abroad student Tracy Krout, 
when asked how her year in 
Spain changed her life, 


— One of 12 nominations for 

senior class president. 

"The telephone book is a piece 
of literature—it has plenty of 
character, but not much of a 

—Religion Professor Ron 
Springett, discussing another 
piece of literature, the Law of 

"If you are kicked in the butt, 

just remember that you are 

ahead of the guy that kicked 


—Springett, in New Testament. 

"Do not ruin your life with sinful 
acts, which will inevitably 
plague you in years to come." 
— Robert Spangler, at a Friday 

"You don't have to be cracy to 
work here, but it helps." 
— Professor Steve Warren, on 
the Chemistry Department. 

'They don't have to change 
anything in the Constitution to 
carry out the things in prophecy. 
. . The religious freedoms we 
have come from justices' inter- 
pretations of our Constiution." 
—Liberty Editor Clifford 
Goldstein, to a Last-day 
Events class. 

"Justice Scalia is an American 



"I told Gorbachev that Glasnost 
and the Gospel must go to- 
gether. Now he didn't hear 
me — he was surrounded by 
security people. But I wanted 
you to know that I told him." 
— Former Liberty magazine 
editor Roland Hegstad, at a 
Collegedale Adventist Forum 
meeting Saturday. 

"Religious freedom is the right 
to practice a religion that you 
may not respect and even 
— Hegstad. 



Southern Accent 


January 27 , 


Andy N M h talks «m- Lmsit Eon™ Cuft-obd Goldstein 

Twelve vsars aen .ou .vert a student here, and now you're a I. ,r ..iiiiud.- ;,".»»g- |(tobeljeve in 


ffiffi ihcy-rc evil. I used to be Ural way. Basically, 

:, fighting evil, seeking truth 

accepting and mcllowed- 

We did a poll on campus 

- nll\ alum' iini'ix- 

iof church leaders al 

the General Conference. 
49 percent of the impres- 

W e„ „ 1ns anueaceda ^«SfflES8S 

n.e, and we're different people. 

It's the mission of Hie maamine In protect people's religious 



: , , " . . , u,i.i k,..i- iK,. rin.f ni imuh c and the lurr 

screwed up over it. 1 jus! deal with it My Juith and trust inGortJB 

(nvc Iv-en im <>n.\ salvaiiuii in ilk- whole diiiii!. Bui , K ..i i y *• 
hammered to death with that. ! couldn t id! vou the lOCoimrM 

m't deal with it 

You write, in Bestseller. "Tin only (hint; that repidsesm 
than a Christian is a ku wlmheunn. ■■-ime."Nowj-ou , reai3 
Christian. As a Jewish editor of a Christian maga'/ims-btfail 
was Shabbat Shalom and mom ii \ / W.,r/v — is it more difftrfl 
easier to reach a Jewish audience? Are llicv more open to Jl 
(l.HUchinglNojiollk'v'ivnnl. Some are nrokili^ more re-cmfiiJf 
it catches their interest anyway. 1 think a lot ol Jews will readiftj 

SrZnT=nii;i»;.nK:;n™b,eand,he, = iUo 

■ o ■ i„ more Hi ie :>■ -pread the Me- nee. W e re u Id lo h' Id " 
i ,\ ni inh'n- ill the linn we. in m do (tie we 

uerecui n«* — * oack. We want to luu ail me nine we lui 

able,' and 35 percent nce diodo. 

'favorable,' 16 

peru'iit "ere 'unfavor- 

'didn't know.' React t 

(hat. n . -.o f-'hi v.iili itns (|iiesuon pti-bu..— j ■ 

The question is so broad- Nl ,/l..|,,- , i,,l,< wnhii ,. ,1, \ .o-w ^&l;^ { l^ 

' '' and! want tofielu against evil. We need upland upagainstevii. 

In Bestseller, you talk about your pre-conversion passion 

l,„ ,,,1111" ■■,,,:. ,'.,0 lid urn .( rather write than eat Is 
this still ffie cS with Liberty? and as a sidethought. What 

I'd like to know what i 

Do vou fieht with this question personally? 

.. - , -:r .i. 1... ., .11 V., i, ii.,'.. Soil. .! 

"niu'vli^eiiilliwmeil \ oil the most . 

js passionate about w riling as I w as. because Iru 

\nl-tihi Ho/uiices.y mi sa\ 
Millie been ;i -keplii .ill 
your life. And vnu also 
advise viiur readers to -Trust no one." Ohvimisli. there are 
extremes to that. When van a person he ton skeptical'.' 
1 think the bottom Im-. i-'li.H mhi It.ov loi;ill> on the lord 

,,„ |„ \\ lLil\whereii.!!>bc Uie HlHe -ass. 'lest 

,,||ihii,e-.,inei-ccwlietk'i-lhe\ .ire good. . All IkoeloJois 
look at mv own self, and see the thine- that dwell within me 1 on 

I ilvi HClnl \.ti|.'t]ll l ih.-L,iie!iit.l : nn!M'ineh«.,.h puw es Unite 

dnithev n iiM-1'.'..riio. I inaiu.Jinl'.'i-U-pikjI.!. . We have 
[..I nr>w' tin we hcluwr. and wh\ we klievc I!. ;au.l 
I'vi' -een ilie devil wort ihroueh .ill -oris o'f people, and I've 
V in-..'Jilieli.<rd w.iv 1 vck'eiikinicdb. people whom [thought 

1 could mist. 

Are people, then. k-a\in« tin thiir.h heuinse lhe\ decidi 
no, we're nut the remnant church, or is it because nf (hint;- like 

ink when iliou ken burned h\ people? 
Mo-tK it -been bee.iu-e ol the w.w people treated litem wlmh 
lells me rmlit nil die bai lioi die'-, ik\ec urnler-iood Advenlism to 
keni Willi". . I'aultnlked il»uH tk loveo! ill... Hath Vou have to 
h.iv. die love t.rthelnith ll you haw ihe love ol die truth, you can 
gel above everything else. 

Let's move on to liberty. You're now the new editor ol Liln rt\ 
iirajM/iiii'. wliiih i- |o iinaiiU t uneerned with protecting reli- 
"iiiust'ri'edinii'.. lb>^ tin ItLuk ilm-v moii ink it. -i in u'liui.m- 
liberty go, and do you ever tire of "being a "watchdog for 

C "T I was converted and studied the 
I No. I haven't gotten tired of i 1 
k forward to it 

You worked under Koland He^tad lor a long time. You've 

described him as your 'mentor. 

e. and I took a beating continually for ten 

in Ie k- -ill.:. I 1 lie.', ll; >' .!-■ in.'.! Hi: Hi.. 

SMSSBSffiBa&^^ICEC iheguy.irsbAnadisasler 

0l „j [1K „„„„,, wen.- all ..ou-l-.- Ms la. onle wnler now ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ R . gh( 
coming hack stronger 

,v with a heightened interest because I'm the editor 

Do you have a special burden for Jews who aren't ChrisfiJI 

Oh.yeah, That was ihe\'. In d.-nnipt.-', «>l sihihhtii\htihin,]'m\aM 
that Jews will read Lilh-m: ami who knows what impar" : "--' a * 

Do you see yourself spending the rest ol your career 

Uccmwll'doin: 1 wkii lite Lord want- me t.-il-.. ll die | 
lo do this loi ihc rest ol mv life ill do it [f He w 

-omcllnii'j else leo year- down lite mad. I'll ^ thai. 

Has the Clinton presi- 

denev been suecesstul? 

Eventhoughl votedlor 

.-ik-.'i: ins oil in." 1 .--v.. -■ -" ■ ■". -- 

,.Chjrle-Kraiith-.nninei.who s Licolumilisl. . 

n Adumlisl audi 

aoilim-lH-uiii-elhey ..,., M --- ■ 

be well-written for Cod lo realU usethem^ 

Well no Iduntiltuik-oin. ol klkn White's early books 

panieularh well-written Her Lite! one- are very nice 

when vou write soniethine.\oaw. ml it iogetread.ll it s poorly 
written, it's not a L'oodpaekagell'we'regomgto do something 
for God, we should do it right. 

Youcertainlt changed fonts in.! /V/us 

ik ..iliu da. 'It doesn't sound liken 

inofiensive."' \iv nm harder, then, on dii™Ti^.ii 

ence than on a non-Adventist audience, which thisbook 

written for? 

I used 10 be. But 1 learned some k-ons in .1 Pause jor Peaec 

i nude it aseentle as I could, and I actually enjoyed it and 1 liked 

beint; nice.ln most nfihe hook- I wnie from now on in, I'm 

going to lake a more ceuile lone le- antagonist and more 

mellow. I think mellowing just comes with age. 

The flap on False Huiauee'. describes your "joyous bap- 
tism" in the Jordan River. Yet, in Bestseller, you say you 
weren't truly convened set not until you burned your 
novel, vour god. It wasn't until later on— 

Yeah, the guy wrote n. ami he didn't know all the details. He 
read it to me over the phone, hut I wa- soncemed about some 
other things |anddidn t catch it]. 

Is your fumik -till u'jnoslii as ynu used to be? 
Ye-, between agnostic and atheistic. 

How have they reacted to your work? 

My father i-, is pmnd, is can be. He reads all my books.... When 
1 got to be editor of Lihern. I told him "It ' s no big deal." bui he 

But he's retired now. Ana now mat ne s gi 

Muirself stayiivj with hi- way ol duinj: lliinns, 
in implement your own ideas, anil do things 

Younu-iiium Hm Hokuu -i nlu-n in vour hooks, esnetiallv 

that lies none. .hiMiulmd in /(m/u ./,, , ,,„ x inl]| ,,, ||m ; |s| ., ,,',,, ■ 

J,ck Every da\ ol m\ hie I wa- raised on ilie Holocausl— thai wj- 
my religion And I realh got rn.c--.ed up o\er it, and I'm still 

In the last few days we've heard your talk; 

read your books. We've seemoui strengths-"'... "."3| 
speaking, vour passion. What are s„n,e of your weaknwM 
Number one. 1 worry too much. . - [Also] my nie .nam: Ml* ■ 
-Bubbles." 1 tend to walk around with m> head inilievl.iuu^.j 
bcvervinsensilivetopeoplc I heyeaii v.,>ou • |,r kjJ 

problems. andlju-iNi'vl then t I t ineaniodoiuu i»j 

Inoncertainthoughi- atulthey .< dl 1 think about ^ J^JJ 
lovint. person. There -ik two type- ol people ^^A 
loving people. And 1 definitely fall into the fearful c 

Do vou have flashbacks from the old days? Do they suHjj 

GaWah. The past haunts you. Sins you can ^^^'^-fA 
you and cause vou to sutler lor ik restot your life. IsufleTBa I 
because of sins I've committed in the past. 

Not that many years a»o, you fiiuldn'IfflyJjL 
without nagging. What does the name ol Jesus uoini i j ; 

It sallllieliopv-if-eury thine h'.lhetrui '^■■'^^X^i 
and I wanted truth ev en Mow as e< .mg to be bad I lu in«^ ■ 
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President Clinton's second year 

en' t pleased with the state of our union. Most of us don't 
nhasledusin 1993. Ijusthaveo/je question. Whatdon't 

s like military downsizing, c 
e Court? 


feo what's the s 
■office, what shape are 
Many on our campus a 
fci approve of? 

villingness to address lough i 
mJ health care? 

s appointment of Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Suprt 
ossihle peace in the Middle East? 
ie positive outlook of almost every economic indicator? 
ie lowest morgage rates in a decade? 
creation of over 1.5 million jobs? 
unemployment rate at a three-year low? 
Ult upswing in housing starts after five years of decline? 
framing a budget package that reduces the growth of c 
frassuge of NAFTA and GATT? 
pe Family and Medical Leave Act giving someone the option of helping a loved 
B without losing a job? 
ie Naiional Service Act that helps students attend college? 
ie Brady Bill? 

:s at the Asia Pacific Conference, NATO meetings, and the G-7 

■Mosl Americans are happy with the direction we are moving and should be. A 
llionwide poll shows 54 pcrceniol Americans approve of Clinton's first-year job 
Bile only 34 percent disapprove. (It's interesting that our campus differs so much 
)m the norm.) 

Maybe you're not oneof the 1.5 million who were unemployed last year. Maybe 
it building a home or starling a family. Maybe you're not working 40 
eek and still unable lo afford health care. Maybe you're not living in a 

were, maybe you'd answer the poll question differently. Lots of good 
mgs happened to our country this year and finally many Americans have a hope 

bereft of. 

iurc, mistakes have been made in the Ova! Office. I'm not opposed to judging 
rpresident carefully and harshly. I am opposed to misjudging him, however. A 
of good things happened this year. More good than bad. And, by the way, this 

STATE OF THE UNION: President Clin- 
ton delivered his state of the union ad- 
dress Tuesday night, focusing on wel- 
fare reform, health care reform, crime, 
and America's role in the world. Speak- 
ing for just over an hour he encouraged 
America to "stop pointing fingers and 
start reaching out hands." 

peace talks resumed in Washington this 
week as negotiators from Syria, Leba- 
Jordan, the PLO, and Israel met to 
continue talks towards a suitable com- 
promise for peace in the region. On 
Saturday, PLOIeader Yasser Arafatand 
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres 
met in Norway to discuss Israel's de- 
layed withdrawal from the Gaza Strip 
and Jericho, 

Wall Street Lawyer Robert Fiske Jr. 
accepted the job as special counsel in 
the Whitewater case. Fiske will investi- 
gate the President's involvement in 
Whitewater Development Corp. The Ar- 
kansas corporation is accused of violat- 
ing federal laws in dealings with Madi- 
Guaranty Savings & Loan. 

AIR STRIKES?: After renewed talks of 
NATO air strikes in Bosnia, President 
Clinton downplayed expectations of U.S. 
involvement in Bosnia for the near fu- 
ture. Meanwhile, Serbs, Croats, and 
ans continue to fight, and death 
tolls continue to mount. 

L.A. QUAKE: Following Los Angeles' 
Jan. 17 earthquake, President Clinton 
promised an initial $250 million to help 
victims of the devastating quake. The 
earthquake killed over 50, injured over 
5,000. left almost 25,000 homeless, and 
cost the city an estimated $30 million in 
damage. Today, thousands remain 
homeless and live in parks, shelters, or 

year investigation of the Iran-Contra af- 
fair ended last week as Independent 
Council Lawrence Walsh released his 

566-page report on the scandal. Among 
other things, the report said former Presi- 
dent Reagan encouraged illegal sales of 
arms to the Iranians and then used the 
profits to help the Nicaraguan Contras. 

NEW NOMINATION: Following Bobby 
Inman's withdrawal last week from the 
nomination for Defense Secretary, Presi- 
dent Clinton announced Monday the 
nomination of William Perry to replace 
outgoing Defense Secretary Les Aspin. 
Perry, who served in President Carter's 
Pentagon, is an army veteran and cur- 
rent deputy secretary. Both Republicans 
and Democrats praise Clinton's choice 
and a quick confirmation is expected. 

— Compiled by David Bryan. 

Illiill I lv ,;,i,.i ■ 

Do you approve of 

the way President 

Clinton has handled 

his job? 

29% Don't Know! 


Do you approve of the way President Clinton has handled his job? 

He has done more in one ye; 
mosl presidents do in four." 

Kirlyn Walters 
SO Nursing 

"No. He promised us change, "He's done as good a job as anyone could "No. He's promising a lot more than 

and I don't see h yet.' ~ do, considering the circumstances. The he can deliver and Liking credit for 

world's not getting any better." things he had no part in." 

Katrina Eklund Jeanne Davis 

JR Behavorial Science {£» SL f Executive Secretary 

Southern Accent 


January 27 . 

Scuba Lessons 

I am thrilled to tell you that, as a graduating English/ 
journalism major with a short attention span, 1 have 
finally found a class that holds my interest the entire 
time — Scuba. Let me explain: 

I was talking to amateur archaeologist Ron Wyatt 1 
two Tuesdays ago about traversing the Holy Land with 
him this summer. (Now some of my mean friends and 
also Clifford Goldstein mock me because they don't 
think Wyatt has" found anything, which may be true, 
but what my friends don't realize is that (A) I'd like to 
see the Holy Land anyway, and Ron would make a 
good tour guide, and(B) I have some new insights into 
where the half-bitten fruit from the Garden of Eden 
is.') Halfway into our conversation Ron asked me if I 
would like to scuba dive in the Red Sea, and I instinc- 
tively said, Yes, I would very much like to scuba dive 
in the Red Sea. It was between the words "very" and 
"much" when I decided Unit m.ivhe i should learn how 
to scuba dive before we get over to the banks of the Red 
Sea and I have to ask Ron such highly-intelligent 
questions as, "What is that rounded metal thing for?" 
and "Which foot does this flipper go on?" 

So the next morning I rushed into the registrar's 
office to add Scuba to my second semester schedule, 
and, can you believe it? I only had to skip three classes 
to find Coach Garver and get his initials on my yellow 
drop/add slip so 1 could take the course. 

But all that was two weeks ago, and since then Ihave 
calmed down and learned so much about scuba, such 

as the 412 ways my brain and/or lungs will explode if 
my ascent rate is faster than, in fresh water, the air 
bubbles of the smallest minnow within reach, or, in 
saltwater, the radius of amedium-sized trout's left eye 
limes the pollution level of the Indian Ocean minus the 
number of legs on a starfish. 

About 25 of us are taking Scuba, and I'm beginning 
to feel quite close to all of them. This feeling of 
closeness may have something to do with the amount 
of time we spend splashing around together in the pool 
each Wednesday evening. 

"OK, I want all of you to float on your backs for 1 
minutes." says our instructor, whom we trust. Imme- 
diately, we flip onto our backs and lay there, 25 of us, 
side-by-side, in the pool. After a few seconds the pool 
is calm as we are all floating comfortably. This calm. 
however, is broken when one of three things happens: 
(A) one floater drifts into another floater, causing both 
to think they are being attacked by pirahnas, (B) a 
floater begins to think about nitrogen narcosis (the 
equivalent of feeling drunk by diving too deep) and 
how one diver with a bad case of nitrogen narcosis 
tried to share his regulator with a fish that was passing 
by, all of which makes him let out a huge laugh, or (C) 
our instructor shouts that we're really floating well, 
which of course immediately causes some floaters to 
lose their balance. 

We do other things in Scuba class, too, such as 
breathe regularly through oursnorkels, clear our masks 

of excess water (which I ' ve mastered, by die ws 
flutter-kick our way back and forth across th 
But, as I mentioned earlier, what really hi 
together is the unshakeable idea that, though sc 
ing the frontiers of the swimming pool is achauj 


n will be in re;// rivers aiidsi 

real fish and plant life and other hazards, arid! 
a real possibility that some of our brains orlund 
explode (like the Hindenburgh, except bigger, sanl 
instructor) if we don't pay close attention n 

You know, life is a lot like Scuba class, wl 
minute — no it isn't. Life isn't like Scuba classtfl 
Why should I have to make a moral point here?R) 
it. On with the story. . . . 

Like I was saying, we have been so traumatiaffl 
the potential pain of middle ear infections and sd 
taneous emphysema and oxygen poisoning Ik J 
evening a scuba student asked what the r«i/odds« 
of getting these things. It was a goodques 
our instructor paused, smiled, and said n 
we would only be diving in Crystal River anlj 
Florida Keys and that most of these problen 
occurred in dangerous scuba holes, such the Red] 

And we all had a good laugh. 

' Wyatt claims to have found Noah's Ark, the Ark of the Covenant,* 
in the Red Sea, and Sodom and Gomorrah, among ottii 
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Every time I go home for a break or weekend, the sweet women at my church 

"Are you seeing anyone? I bet the boys are knocking yourdoor down'" 

'ell, that's a mild overstatement. OK, it's a gargantuan overstatement. I am 

years old. I have "officially" dated one guy in my whole life, and I haven't 

enkissedinalong time— two years, seven months, two weeks, six days, nine 

urs. nineteen minutes, and three seconds ... to be exact. But who'scounting? 

khat'sjust fine," they say. "It's better to get your education first." Good save! 

For most of my life, I thought that 1 could not be a whole, happy woman 

lithout a boyfriend, fiance', or husband. I am not exactly sure where I learned 

feat, bat in the last year or so, 1 have grown up. If God is not the sole reason why 

[live and if I am not satisfied with being myself alone, sharing my life with a 

man would be futile. 

1 1 know it sounds scary to be alone, but it comes down to this: Do I want to 

Ipend the rest of my life playing games to "catch" a good man (or just any man) 

-' -ik ending up one of the 50 percent-divorce-rate-statistics, or a battered 

r just plain miserable? Or do I want to be patient, let God lead, and 

Srepare myself for ecstasy by developing myself spiritually, mentally, and 

ysically? I am asking you, Southern College, the same question. Could you 

content to live a life without a husband or wife? If you say "no" to this 

estion, you should definitely not get married any time soon. Please don't 

larry half a man or half a woman. 

Choose to be a whole person. This does not mean you will not have a social 
although it is a possibility (trust me). What it does mean is that you will 
much more real. When you stand before God and guests to marry someone 
(ho is already a whole person, someone who is not searching for their identity 
words will be swallowed up in being. You will be amazed what God will 
o for two such people. 

>v when the ladies in church say: "That'sjust fine. It's better to get your 
in first," I don't go home crying. I thank God I have a brain. I didn't 
Southern College to get a degree and a superficial mate. I came here 
ne whole. 

Could you be content to live your life 
without a husband or wife? 

28% Yes 55% No 17% Don't Know 


|o more stop signs behind Brock 

Bedrock's Sumo Wrestling 

io Monday morning classes due to ice 


|bnoxious Cowboy fans 
fcdrock's Human Flytrap 
pst one morning of missed classes? 

Why I Almost Left Bedrock Disappoints 

Your last issue asked why people leave I'm not writing to offend anyone or point 
the church. Here's why I almost did: fingers at certain individuals, but I can't 

When I was seven years old I accepted shrug off the convictions I have. As a stu- 
Chrisl as my personal Lord and Savior. In dent at Southern College 1 would expecl to 
the years that followed I began to love and go to an activity on campus and experience 
trust Him as my friend, a person I could good, clean fun and a truly Christian atmo- 
laugh and cry with, ask questions of, and get sphere, 
reliable answers from. Attimesleven yelled 
at Him for allowing things in my life, yet he 
never left me. Ten years went by ... and then 
I met the Law. 

The Law appeared to be a match made in 
Heaven. I could now control my relation- 
ship with God. All I needed to do was be 

But I write with a heavy heart concerning 
the SA mid-winter party. I sat through the 
lip-sync contest in disbelief. 1 felt that both 
the words and actions of those involved, 
including the audience, created an atmo- 
sphere that tore down and exploited God's 
of love and attraction for the 

good, obey all the commandments, and pay opposite sex, not to mention the definite 
lithe. My relationship with Jesus didn't sexual innuendoes on gay relationships. As 
matter anymore. If I were good enough I I watched the audience scream and yell in 
would gain Jesus' approval, and rack up delight, I was disgraced lo be Ihere. I've 
stars m my crown. I had it all planned. always been proud of Southern's reputation 

For three years I tried to measure up to of being a spiritual, Christ-centered school, 
God's "standard." I did it all— branch Sab- bul that feeling vanished Saturday night 
bath school, student missionary, theology when a friend from Andrews University 
major, and I didn'l eat anything that lasted commented. "I've heard so much about 
8 00d - Southern's good, 

Then one day, I let go of my life and put it 
back into God's hands. The peace that I then 
and now experience is something I cannot 

No longer am I afraid of failure, and I no 
longerworry about livinguptoolherpeople's 
expectations. I simply ask Jesus lo walk 
with me every day, and He does just that. 

David Varner 

Sharing the Experience 

but now I think it's just all talk." 

What's going on? Where has the inno- 
cence and holiness of love gone? Are we 
thinking on whatever is noble, honorable, 
and pure? (Phil. 4:8) I wonder what Christ 
was thinking as he watched His ambassa- 
dors for whom He gave His life. Jesus is 
coming very soon, and we don' t have time to 
let Satan get in the way of developing a rock 
solid relationship with our precious Lord 
and Savior. Our college should nurture this 
relationship. We so desperately need an 
example of good, clean fun amidst our filthy 
world. I appeal to you to join together and 
I am looking forward to the day when make a stand to allow the Holy Spirit to 
"Black History Week" will not be associ- completely fill our campus. Let's stoke the 
ated with controversy but simply a time for devil's temper and show him just what a 
awareness and celebration. loser he is. 

Awareness in that Black history is actu- "And do not be conformed to the things of 

ally celebrated nationally during the whole this world, but he transformed bv the renew- 
month of February. ing of your mind, that you may prove what 

We then commemorate the African- 
American achievements and contributions 
to shaping our American culture. This in no 
way suggests that we are elevating the Black 
cultu re above all others. Well-meaningindi- 
viduals have suggested an Asian, Irish, or 
Spanish week. As my friend Heilange once 
adeptly remarked: "Who ever heard of other 
countries' Independence being celebrated 
during our Fourth of July?" 

The Black experience in America is in- 
deed particular to my African 
sisters and brothers. To me it is a 
mony to the strength of the human spirit. I 

Comical Curfews? 

It's 10: 10 p.m. on Friday night. You're a 
Collegedale Academy student. You've just 
had a lovely time at vespers associating with 
all the older college students and trying to 
blend in as best you could. After "hangin' 
out" in the lobby of the church for awhile. 
know some of you have said to bury the past you decide to head over to Talge Hall to see 
and move on. I agree that we should not the hilarious sight that all your friends have 
dwell so much on what lias separated us in been talking about at school. You glance at 
this country, but rather on what already your watch. 'Ten minutes after ten — I'm 
binds us. right on time," you say to yourself as you 

We are bound by our common yearning stand patiently next to your other buddies 
for love and acceptance and equality and that have all come to watch. 


However, the past contcxtralizesourstriv- 
ing for unity and affirms a people's ability 
and will to survive the worst of conditions. 

The Black experience with its ugliness 
and its triumph belongs to all Americans. It 
is primarily a human experience and in- 
spires me as a Christian to raise up and 
on because God pull; 
me this far. 

You begin to hear rumbling off in the 
distance. "Here they come!" somebody yells. 
With that they come into view, a whole herd 
of them. With coat tails and ties flapping in 
the wind behind them, most of the occupants 
of the men's residence go bounding by you, 
up the steps, and into the dorm hoping to get 
on check by 10:15 p.m. — the end of grace- 
through and brings period. You break down with hysterical 
laughter. "It's true. I can't believe it. The 

Ultimately, all glory does not belong to college guys do have to be in the dorm at 

brave, ChristianAfrican-Americanmenand 10:00 p.m. on Friday night." 

women but to God who Iws inspired them to After you finish luiiL'hing, you and your 

rise up. move on, and bravely reach for buddies leave the steps of Talge wondering 

dreams. what you'll do from now until you have tobe 

Sabine Vatel 

1:00 p.n 

Michael Melkcrsen 

Southern Accent 

January 27, 1 994 


Photo Feature 

Along the 

t stand this 
e of frozen shock 

Well hereweareonlhecolde.sldayoflheyear.Somesayitl.asn ibeendiis 
coW nc 985 or possibly 1977 (that would have been January 20 whe 
tamy Carter became the 39th Preside,,, of the United> 'canceled 
mos of the inaugural parade,. ., was down to zero this morning and ,. Iron. 
go above freezing all day. People in their puffy jackets and woo en caps are 
moving along a. a fas, pace-no. much You can tell who the 
'•northerners" are-they're the ones wi.houl scarves or mittens wearing their 
jackeus unbut.oned and saying things like, -mis ,s how winter should be good 
and cold, we jus. love ill" Oh, sure! 1 can't help wondering about the girl from 
Miami who told me one day in October when it was 50°, "I j „ - ' 
lerribly cold weather you have up here." She must be 

'"some reminders of Monday's s.orm are still with us: cascading icicles on the 
fountain in front of Lynn Wood Hall, a thick layer of frozen slush on the top 
of my car trunk ( I can't scrape it off and it won't melt), all the decorative rocks 
along the promenade sparkling with caps of ice, hilly streets emitting a dusty 
fluff from all the sand and salt which the City of Collegedale traffic control 
deposited on them, the tops of little pine trees bent lo die ground, the shady part 
of the parking lot between Daniells Hall and the Garden of Prayer a virtual 
skating rink. 

Let's go into the Student Center and talk lo some student intent!) watching 
die CNN non-slop coverage of the Los Angeles earthquake. Where have they 
been and where are they going? Here's Monica Delong (in a green and white 
slriped sweater) from Hagerstimn MD. whojus, left Principles of Accounting 
on her way lo Thatcher; Jessica Hamilton (in a wild Mickey Mouse sweat 
slur, ) from Healhron FL, on her way to the dorm after attending Pre-calculus; 
Juan Rodriquez, who wants everyone lo know that he "hates cold weather" 
(in a big gray jacket) from Orlando FL, had just been in New Testament li and 
was heading on lo Talge: Sheldon Millican (in a maroon U. of Oklahoma 
sweat shirt), from Dottglasville GA, left the dorm on his way to nursing lab; 
Debbi Frey (all in black) from Talbott TN, had also attended Principles of 
Accounting and was traveling lo the Music Building (a.k.a. J. Mabel Wood 
Hall); and finally here's Jimi Ripley (in an iridescent green and paisleyjackel) 
from Pennsboro WV. who left History of the South to move down to the 
administrative offices in Wright Hall. People do get around! 

Actually. I did find two brave souls on the promenade: Chris Brown from 
fi\niltiu'a\ A'7, was keeping warm by wearing lltrcc sweal whirls I iikIikIii,^ 
one with New York Giants emblazoned on it) and a bulky blue jacket: and 
Jeremy Tyrrell, wearing a green, orange, and white "Miami Hurricanes" 
jacket, observed dial "it doesn't matter what I wear, I'm still freezing!" 

Before coming over ,o die Student Center, 1 noticed some headline notices 
an various Hackman Hall bulletin boards: 
Are Snake Venoms Adapted to Their Preferred Prey? 
Never trust a smiling teacher! 

No bones, specimens, or equipment are to be removed form this laboratory. 
Health care needs are definitely up. 
The quest for excellence is a lifelong process. 

And. across from one of the SA offices is the brain teaser of the week — A 
woman and her daughter tire standing outside, the woman gets wet and tht 
<l,tu^lu< i j,,<\>i'i Him' r'uffli;' Beats me! 

Down on the landing bulletin board all the dates for January have been 
decorated with Flintstone characters. Fur Side cartoons, and wise saying such 
as: Jan. 5 — "May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolu- 
tions—Joey Adams:" and Jan. 17 — "The dme is always right lo do what's 
right— M.L. King. Jr." (You can led we're running out of material!) 

Appropriately, this month's calendar picture features three robust men 
gathered around a monstrous snowman (obviously taken during the Blizzard 
of '9.'): Terry Pratt, a physical therapy major from Nepean Ontario. Clarence 
Magee, a sociology/language major from Haltisburg MS, and Kevin Kiers, a 
sociology/natural science major from Caledonia Ontario. These guys musl 
have been up on body-building because they sculpted analomically-correct, 
rippling rectus abdominis muscles on their Neanderthal snow job. Terrific 
picture— needless to say it reminded us of The Storm for an entire month ! 

Whal else? Have you spoiled the new '94 Tennessee plates yet? Walch for 
Sandhill Cranes and Bald Eagles along die River (I'm serious!) Get ready for 
Super Bowl XXVIII in die Georgia Dome, Atlanta. See you when il warms up 
along the promenade and all around. 

erty editor and author of several books, returned to Southern January 
1 8-20 at the invitation of the Accent. Goldstein had attended Southern 
for one semester in 1982. Wednesday night Goldstein spoke to about I 
600 students, faculty, and townsfolk about the remnant church, which 
is also the topic of his upcoming book, The Remnant. "Membership In 
the remnant church doesn't guarantee salvation any more than mem- 1 
bership in a health club guarantees good health," said Goldstein. The I 
Adventist Church, he said, is the remnant church not because ol its I 
people but because of its truth. His talk paralled the struggles and sins I 
of the Israelites with those of Adventists. (For more on Goldstein, see | 
page 4.) 



STORMTROOPER: Hamilton Co. Highway Department worker Mel*J 
Hardy salted the roads after last week's freeze. Classes were car- 
Monday morning, Jan. 17. 

DINO'S SLIDE: Sophomores Brian Gang and Ken LeVos were " 
over 30 students and faculty to spend Thursday night in trie 9i| 
preparing for "Back to Bedrock." 

January 27, 1994 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 


Ready to Roll: The Bed 
rock Party offered all 
kinds of entertainment 
including human bowl- 
ing, velcro jumping, and 
the Flintstone carriage. 
Volunteers worked all 
through Thursday and 
Friday to transform the 
gym into a primeval fun 
house. "It's worth losing 
a night's sleep for a good 
party," said Julie Dines. 

Rogers amazed hosts Jeff Matthews 
and Phil Fong and everyone else with 
his rendition of the "Flintstones 
Theme" between acts. 

: SO BEAUTIFUL": And, apparently, he means it. 
Clarence Magee stole second place and kept his girlfriend's 
Bart at the lip-sync contest. 

"MY (BIG) BOYFRIEND'S BACK: The "Angels" (Seth Moffit, Paul Ruhling, 
Janice Leigh, Cynthia Antolin, and Sherry Martin) had little trouble taking 
first place. 

— Special Thanks to Rob White for his contributions. 

Students have 'Yabba-dabba-doo' time at Bedrock Party 

Hank Khumholz 

legong booms as two massive sumo wrestlers bow 
tegin to stalk one another cautiously. One is in a 
^Mn cloth and the other in blue. The behemoths 
fcnly collide with a mighty "thud!" They back up 
»»: referee places a balloon on one of their bulging 
T«hs. "Pop!" The balloon explodes as the two 
DI jenls meet again. Repeatedly, the contenders rush 
c n other with a hungry, almost gleeful, vengeance, 
"wrestler waddles more unsteadily as the match 
re °n. Then one giant teeters and falls to the mat like 
Wistuffed bean bag. The standing foe hurls him- 
*"" a grunt onto his fallen victim. "Pop!" The 
B wands and the match is over. 

w e gone back several centuries in time to 
a traditional Japanese sporting event? you 
No, we have traveled back much further. 
|=gone "Back to Bedrock." 
.'Student Association's annual mid-winter party, 
8 e Popular Bintstones stone-age theme "Back 

to Bedrock" took place Saturday night, January 15. 

Highlights from the festive event included Velcro 
jumping (the "Human Fly Trap"), sumo wrestling, 
miniature golf, and human bowling. The 16 ft. Dino's 
Slide and the Flintstone Carriage satisfied even the 
most daring cave dwellers. In addition, there were 
several contests to display student talent and humor. 

A.S. Senior Kerri Richardson enjoyed sumo wres- 
tling."Ilwaslikestickingmyheadupthrough Thatcher 
Hall, my arms out of each side, and crashing head-on 
into Talge," she says. "I've never been so tired in my 

The most popular event of the evening was the lip- 
sync contest. Placing first were the "Angels" (Seth 
Moffit, Cynthia Antolin, Sherry Martin, Janice Leigh, 
and Paul Ruhling), who performed My Boyfriend's 
Back. Junior Clarence Magee won second place with 
his rendition of You Are So Beautiful, a tribute to his 
girlfriend. Kerri Richardson wowed the audience with 
her version of Mariah Carey's Hero, earning a third 
place honor. 

Campus Chaplain Ken Rogers won first place in the 
Meet the Flintstones singing contest. Junior Adam 
Rivera placed second and Junior Doug Spinella fin- 
ished third. Meanwhile, Freshman Jewel Follett won 
the Pebbles look-alike contest. Best "Yabbadabbadoo" 
went to Junior Scott Moore. 

While student reactions were mixed, most seemed to 
enjoy the Student Association's largest bash of the 
year. 'The Velcro jumping could have been better, but 
the lip-sync gets four thumbs up." says Sophomore 
Mark O'Ffill. 'That was an excellent showing of 
student entertainment." 

Junior David Huff agrees. "This is the best party 
we've had," Huff says. "Avery was ingenious!" 

Avery McDougle, SA Social Vice-President, says 
he has heard more positive comments than negative 
about the event. "We had a large student participation 
and I think most had a good time ." says McDougle. "It 
was very rewarding to be part of such a fun and 
successful Southern tradition." 


Southern Accent 


January zi, 


I don'i think that a single year has gone by without the Accent sports editor 
lecturing intramural participants on the importance of good sportsmanship. 
Now, all the years I've been at Southern, I've seen the headlines scream 
"Good Sportsmanship a Must" or "Fighting and Swearing Isn't Nice" or "Be 
Nice to the Other Boys and Girlson the Playground." Now I don't know about 
you, but every time my mother lectured me on my wrongdoings, I didn't want 
to hear it. By the time I was, like, ten years old, I'd gotten pretty good at tuning 
her out. And turning the page of a school newspaper is a heck of a lot easier 
than tuning out my mother when she's on a roll. 

So that's what I did. As soon as I saw the words, "When on the fields or 
courts, fellas don' t ... " Shhhwwoop ! I flipped the page and I read Calvin and 

But hey, when on the field or courrfdon'ttum the page) remember: Be nice. 
Don't swear, not even in another language. Don't talk about your opponent's 
momma. Don't fight. Don't boast. Don't bet on the games. Don't cry about 
calls, rules, cheating, falling, pushing, shoving, or your own personal lack of 
ability. Don't cheat. Don't mock the losing team. Don't quit if you are losing 
real bad. Don't yell. Don't forget the deo for your B.O. Don't play without 
having your homework done first. Don't be late to games. Don't skip class to 
play. Don't drink too much water before running or you'll get this ache in your 
side that hurts really, really, bad. Don't hog the ball. Don't be bossy. Don't 
miss the lay-ups. And finally, above all. take a shower soon after playing so 
you won't stink and so fungus and stuff can't grow on your body. 

There. Play ball. 

"The AFC is like . . . B-league." -Junior Aaron Muth. 

Get ready for Super Bore 

By Steve Gensoun 

Q: What does Saddam Hussein have in 
common with the Buffalo Bills? 
A: Both were soundly spanked on national 
TV by America 's team. 

Wow. What a Super Bowl matchup. With 
a 30- 13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, 
the Bills are heading back for more whoopin' 
at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas 
earned another trip to the Bowl with a con- 
vincing 3S-2I win over a strong San Fran- 
cisco49er team. With last Sunday's results, 
America, hoping to see Chief Joe Montana 
play against his old 49er squad, collectively 
sighed in disappointment. 

No one on this side of reality believes that 
the Bills have a chance to win. So why 
should sports fans watch? 
1. The Bills might win. Don't shake your 

head— it's possible. That's why we say \i 
set" or "a snowball's chance . . ," f 

2. Watch Bemie Kosar pick up aSuperBol 
ring. A veteran whohas been thisclose to tH 
Super Bowl before with ihe ClevelaL 
Browns and one of the last blue-collar Qb| 
Kosar now plays for Dallas. Not one of t[f 
league's whipping-boy teams. Go Bemi J 

3. The commercials. Advertisers 
$900,000 per30-second spot. Whalever'thil 
put in those 30 seconds belter be good. 

4. It's the Super Bowl. We Americans i 
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every year. 

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watch their It 

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A Hawks' Game 

The Hawks, one of the hottest teams in the 
NBA, call nearby Atlanta home. The two- 
hour drive is a small price to pay to watch 
Dominique Wilkins (a long-time league all- 
star power forward) lead the team in their 
quest for the elusive NBA championship. 
Wilkins, and other talented players like 
Mookie Blaylock, Kevin Willis, and John 
Koncak have kept the Hawks among the 
NBA'swinningestteams. The price for cheer- 
ing along with Atlanta's home crowd— or 
seeing the Bulls, Magic, or your favorite 
team playing against them in the Atlanta 
Omni— is modest. The city's lackluster re- 
sponse for the team's efforts reflects in the 
often unfilled arena, so tickets are easy to 

Super Bowl Special 

• Garden Burger 

• Vegetable Soup 

• Salad in taco shell 

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January 27, 1994 

Southern Accent 


















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Baguidy 17 



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Southern Accent 

January 27, 1994 


The Need 
for Faith L 

Religi on Editor 

Story by Janice Kim 

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not 

It was an early Friday morning. Even before the sun was up, I was on my 

kne^eryhv to God in anguish. So many questions bounced m m> 
head. Sorrow clutched my heart, and the pain seemed to drain my body of its 
energy. My problems seemed too heavy to bear. 
-Why, God? Why?" 

It was achilly Friday evening at vespers. The sufferings by natural disasters 
sufferings by violence, and sufferings of humanity were unveiled. Again the 
question was asked. 

"Why God? Why? Do you care?" The anguished cries echoed even in my 
God had an answer Sabbath afternoon. 

I went to the Collegedale Life Care Center to sing with the Sunshine Band. 
As the small group walked down one hall, we were slopped by a small, pleading 
voice. An elderly lady called to us to sing for her. So we gladly entered her 
shaded room and gathered around her wheelchair. We sang a few songs, and 
as soi in as we were finished, she began to tell us her sorrows. 

"Why, Jesus? Why? Why am I suffering so?" The cry tore from her dry lips. 
Huge tears rolled down her wrinkled cheeks, as she began to so her story. 

As I stood there unable to move. I felt her pain, and I couldn't stop my own 
tears from flowing unashamedly. Even as we prayed for her, the beaten, 
weathered face expressed no peace. Her soul cried out for comfort she couldn't 
find. I had to leave. 1 couldn't take il anymore. 

1 left the building with tears streaming down my cheeks and unanswered 
sorrows weighing heavy on my heart. I walked slowly toward the Imagination 
Station. The laughter and chatter of the children lugged at my heartstrings, 
enticing me to share in their happiness. 

1 salon a swing, letting the joy and energy of the children revive my soul. 
Such a contrast to the place I had just been. How can two people live in the same 
world with all its suffering s and yet be so different? 

Then He spoke, and I knew. These little children didn't have a care in the 
world because they knew that their parents loved and cared for them. They had 
trust. He asked me, "Do you believe? Do you believe that 1 love you, as 1 have 
shown you so many times? Do you not understand dial the hurt and pain you 
feel inside is merely a reflection of m> anguish? When I see my own children. 
whom I gave my life for. hurting and dying, fighting and destroying them- 
selves, do you think lhal 1 can keep from crying? All I ask is tor you to believe. 
That is all." 
Now suddenly my cry is a different one. 
"I do believe Lord.. Help my unbelief." 


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Brazil '93: A program ol extensive evangelistic 
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help of 30 Brazilian theology students and 11 
student missionaries, one of whom is Simon Mad- 
rigal, a theology student here at Southern. One 
si correspondence courses 


i? Prophecy 

"Opening the Mail" 

Student Week of Prayer 

Jan. 31 -Feb. 5 

Monday 7 p.m. Mark Reams 
Tuesday 11 a.m. Kate Evans 
Tuesday 7 p.m. Steve Nyirady 

Thursday 11 a.m. Destiny 
Thursday 7 p.m. Monte Christen 
Friday 8 p.m. Brennon Kirstein 

1 Wednesday 7 p.m. David Beckworth Sabbath a.m. Alex Bryan 

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Southern Accent 


Remnant to perform at 
vespers 'just as they are' 

By Fab Vatel 

The vocal group '"Remnant" will perform 
during the Jan. 28 vespers. Remnant was 
formed five years ago by former Southern 
College students Gary Collins, Wanda Vaz 
and Cecelia Henry, who now directs the 

'The name 'Remnant' is based on Rev. 
12:1 1," says Henry. "Remnant is whatevery 
Christian strives to be." 

This year Remnant is composed of seven 
singers, which Henry considers a family. 
"We share each other's burdens, we- cry 
together and we sing together." says Henry. 
"Alt our groups have been close, but I think 
this is the closest we've ever been." 

First semester was used as a practicing 
semester for Remnant. The group's second 

fcEMNANT 1993-94: (From top to bottom) Sheila Bennett, J.P. Cardo, 

Noah WlcCall. Melanie Cazaldilla, Joli Macri, Rondora Jefferson, and 
Cece Henry. 

semester plans include a Youth Congress in 
Knoxville during March. Forest Lake Acad- 
emy and the Bahamas during Spring Break, 
a few Sunday churches, and a West Coast 
tour after graduation. 

"It's a privilege to sing, it's a ministry." 
says Rondora Jefferson, a member of the 
group. "Music is one of the best ways to 
reach people's hearts." 

J.P. Cardo says that Remnant has im- 
pacted his life, "I feel that I have to mean the 
songs I sing so therefore I have become a 
better Christian." 

The theme for this Friday night's concert 
in the church is "Just as you are." 

"I pray that God will move in a mighty 
way," says Henry about the concert. "He 
wants you just as you are. God is waiting for 


Music Dept. lightens up— 
Pops Concert Feb. 5 

By Peter Griffin 

On Saturday Feb. 5 at 8:00 p.m. 
the Southern College Music De- 
partment will present the annual 
Pops Concert. The Concert will 
feature the Southern College Sym- 
phony Orchestra, Southern Col- 
lege Concert Band, and Die 
Meistersinger Male Chorus. 

Dr. Marvin Robertson, Director 
of Die Meistersinger, says, "It will 
be an evening of music ranging 
from light classical to more popular 
types." Orlo Gilbert, director of the 

Symphony Orchestra, describes 
the selections as "fun music" and 
predicts other interesting surprises. 
The program will contain a number 
from Sleeping Beauty and a type- 
writer playing solo. The bass and 
first violin sections will be featured 
in Elephant and Fiddle Faddle, re- 
spectively. Admission is free. 

The evening promises a change 
of pace from other concerts. "This 
being my first year in Die 
Meistersinger, I always get ex- 
cited," says Freshman Steve 

My Children, My Africa 
teaches as it entertains 

Now playing at ihe Little Theater of Chattanooga is My Children. My . \/ri< a, 
a drama about the development and fragmentation ol a Iriendslup hciwccn 
Isabel Dyson, a white schoolgirl, and Thami Mbikwana. a black schoolboy. 

Anc'la Myalalya (Mr. M.) is the idealistic schoolteacher who encourages the 
I nendsliip during the formation of a two-person debate team, made up of Isabel 
and Thami. against the background of apartheid. 

This three-person play is about more than friendship, however li is a 
powerful testimony about the social upheaval of apartheid and the ugh cllo is 
„l prcudice on mankind These messages are impressively conveyed in 

rid Rebekah Mill 

racier- Workin; 

e complexities? o 

Lerov Henderson Jr. as Mr M, Larcay Grimes at 
as Isabel are all brilliant in their port 

juainsl a simple set. [hcv move Ihe audience to thir 
lite amid racial unrest and violence in South Mnca. 

Anolhci theme tslhc tolecclucalton plavs ,,, the situgel ccj i 

this point that Mi M and Thami disagree and. indirectly, is Ihe catalyst for the 



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Southern Accent 


January 27, 






Ever meet acomplaincr? Not ihe garden variety lype, but a hard-core, pessimistic, 
cymial, yripmy pseudo-intellectual whiner. These are lite worst kind because (hey can 
feudally speak nonsense and have people nod their heads in enthusiastic agreement, 
.ihfiuijLjti m.m> people have made fine careers in politics doinj: that. I!' tiiey were cartoon 
character, I suppose a rain cloud with little lightning forks could be drawn over their 
heads as they made their approach. 

To gel to the point, this is a confession: I was once a complainer. Back eleven years 
ago. I wrote satire for the Accent under the name Southern Cynic "Satire' is a term to 
excuse nasliness under the guise of enlightened wit. It was like inviting an alcoholic to 
the Oktobcrfesl. Today. I apologize. I didn't even like Germany. 

I am now employed as a low-level Admissions Advisor here al Southern College, the 
ver\ institution whose hand I bit. I must say that I couldn't be happier tread: "increased 
maturity") with where I am and whai I am doing. So, m light of my change of heart (read: 
'•regular paycheck"). I'd like to list the Top Ten Great Things about Working for 
Southern College: 

10. Can walk through Smdcm Finance with a regular heart rate. 

9. Don't think that the faculty are very old at all. 

8. Name on my door encourages me to think I'll have name on building one 

7. Customary call from Campus Safety before car is towed. 

6. People think that I'm a student, and now I ihtmk tliem profusely. 

5. Every pay period reminds me how reasonable (union rales are. 

4. Don't have a funny-colored sticker on my ID card like students do. 

3. Relatives in Russia think I am the college president. 

2. Still don't get asked out on reverse weekends, but laugh all the way home 

I. Can call Dr. Wohlers "Bill." 

It's amazing what a little positive attitude can do for your perspective. So eat your 
vegetables with a smile and pay your bill with a grin: You might be working for me one 
of these days. 

Memories' staff soon to 
close book on the year 


e Hernandez 

Is Memories editor Jacque Branson hav- 
ing a baby? Whoa, wait a minute! For those 
who don't read much, please read on. 

"It's like my baby. I've designed it and 
I've picked out the pictures," says Branson. 

Many long hours and late nights have 
gone into putting together this year's book 
ol "memories," which will be in students' 
hands the middle of April.The theme? Jacque 
won't say. But she disclosed that more stu- 
dent quotes and opinions will be included. 
The cover? Not as traditional as other year- 
hooks have been. Jacque designed the "non- 

Layoul for the yearbook was done com- 
pletel> on computer, using PageMaker. "I 
lake what Rob Howell, photography editor, 

and Michelle Lashier, copy editor, have 
done, and put it all together," says Branson. 
She also makes the final decision on the 
pictures that will go in, and deals with both 
die students and the company. 

Jacque says her first two deadlines were 
the roughest. "Forty to fifty pages were due 
at one time, plus tests and papers in my 
classes," she says. "So a lot of the work was 
done in the middle of the night. I didn't get 
much sleep first semester. But the bulk of 
the job is done— thank goodness!" 

Would she do it again? "Next year? No 
way! Over again? No doubt. I've taken 
seriously the responsibility of recording the 
moments students will want to remember 
twenty years from now. When we pick out a 
picture or write a caption, that's what we 
have in mind." 

BEST FRIENDS: Only Memories editor Jacaun r^^^T"' 
Macintosh know what the yearbook wS hold °" ^ her 

PAW serves up an ounce of prevention 

Bv Donna Denton 

What began as a dream several years ago 
came to life on Thursday, Jan. 19, as Kris 
Jones unveiled the new student wellness 
program, Partners At Wellness (PAW). 

"Wellness" is a lifestyle that promotes 
mental, physical, and spiritual balance. Part- 
ners Al Wellness (PAW) is designed to help 
students make changes necessary to find 
balance in their individual lives. 

Phil Garver, Director of Health. P.E., and 
Wellness, says. "Most people today are dy- 
ing from lifestyle habits. They are rusting 
out instead of wearing out naturally." 

As this year's director, Jones says, 'This 
is a partnership. We need the students' par- 
ticipation, and they need our programs." 

Southern is the only Adventist College to 
offer a program of this kind to its students. 
"Students are fortunate to have an adminis- 
tration that supports them," says Jones. 
"Their involvement will determine its sue- 

of campus-wide interest from facu| 
students. The project was dclegaledtoHealih 
Services because Director Eleanor Hanson 
a long-time advocate of Health EdueanW 
believes in the concept of prevention over 1 

Students who had their body fat checked ' 
or received a cholesterol fact sheets in their ] 
box have already sampled PAW. Through I 
information learned in the Wellness Needs 
Survey last semester, programs will be pro- 
vided according to the students' interests I 
Some of the activities planned include a I 
self-defense workshop, a wellness fair an J 
Easter run, and a Southern "Olympics," 1 
These and many other activities will be I 
announced throughout the semester. 

IF YOU HAVE TIME: According to,- 
Wellness Survey done last semester 
51 percent of the women and 62 per 
centofthemen wanted a seminar ir. 
time management. A time manage- 
ment seminar will be held Thursday, 
Jan. 27 in Thatcher Hall at 7 p 
Assembly credit given. 

My Favorite Mo- 

In Greek class students often want to knrj' 
why ihe Greek> ■».!>■■ MiiiK'i lim;: lhcv. jyihcydi 
The rationale behind every difference woul 
often take ihe lecture way beyond i lit: limits of 
the course. I tried to impress upon the students 
[lie necessity in language study of jusi accept- 
ing that that's- the way ii is. To do this 1 adopted 
the counter question: Why isart.jnan.ibent'Dc 
we have to find out before we eat it? Such 1 
question became known ;«s ,1 baTum.t (|i nation. 
One morning f came to class to find six straighl 
bananas on my desk. Someone who worked) in 
the VM had culled through the banana boxes 
and found six bananas about j>. strjighi ;ua 
banana can gel. You can't use ihai illustration 
anymore, they said. So I adopted a new— and 
what I thought — foolproof question: Wfi/ 
doesn't acoconut have a zipper? The nextweeJt, 
as 1 approached the classroom 1 noticed big 
grins on all the faces. When I entered ihe room 
there on the desk was a coconui. It had been, 
neatly cut in half and a /.ipper glued on it. The 
ingenuity of students never ceases to amazfe 
me, but I got the point— answer the questions. 1 

Waffle House is open 
24 hours a day 

Waffle House: J J I «,utotn,e) 

The Waffle House doesn't have a great atmosphere. It is often ».» 
benches are orange and hard, and you have to like loud country music. But the 
food is not too bafl. 

My personal favorite are the omelets. They are large and the cook always fills 
them with lots of whatever you likein omelets. 1 also tried the waffles. 1 figured 
' I the place is named after them they should be pretty good, and they were. I «W 
given lots of butter, and had my choice of five delicious toppings. 

I personally hate grits. They look similar to what comes off the bottom of« 
birds cage. 1 did, however, muster up my courage to ask several of the other 
patrons their opinion of the slimy, globby mass I was shocked! These people 
reported them to be very tasty. (You must add the correct amount! 
salt and butler to make them the most delicious.) One lady said, "These grits «« 
he best. Another reported 'Their grits are as good as my mama used to make, 
of hi's"ma '' 0l " e md ' Vidua1 ' refrained from aski "S ^out the culinary expertj 

The service was good. My waitress was friendly, fast, and did a great j<*| 
■en't bad either— vnu really can 8» 

keeping my water glass full. The prices a 
quite a bit to eat for under $5.00 

1 would rate the Waffle between 2.5 and 3 spoons, depending c 
juke-box ,s blaring Waylon Jennings or Mary-Chapin Carpen.e, 


luary 27, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Hiking in 

Heather Brannan 

Lifestyles Editor 

i , i;i „c humps rippled up my legs and into my arms as the cool air swept by my feet. 
reached down and wrapped my fingers around my chilly toes. For a moment I 
regretted my hasty decision to hike up my favorite trail to the top of the mountain. 
,g impulsively. I had passed by my driveway, raced up the road that curled itself 
around like a drunk snake, and jumped out of my truck to hike in the only shoes I had 
ivith me— my Tera sandals. Now, after numerous wet leaves had slapped my feet, my 
aching with the cold. But suddenly I was determined to reach the top, 
Landless of the toes I was sure I would lose to frostbite. 

My mind wandered as I moved along the section of the trail covered with pine 
leedlcs. Walking caused the blood to circulate better, so my feet were warmer as I 
pu nded a corner. 

The medusa-like briar bush raked across my right foot and caught in the sandal strap 
ound my heel. I carefully pulled the sticker out one-by-one and watched as little red 
us inniu'd on each hole in my flesh. A few of them grew and burst, mailing zig-zag 
ittems down my foot, leaving tiny, winding trails that looked like a map of rivers 

red. I gritted my teeth and kept walking. 

Re idling part of the trail marked with huge tree roots, I was recovering from 

ui-liiiisj my left big tot on a particularly aggressive stump when it happened. I heard 

The muffled thud of feet told me they were serious hikers. Suddenly, I felt 

amed and embarrassed knowing what they would think about a fool hiking up a 

in in sandals. I moved as close to the edge of the trail as 1 could, partially 

ingmy feet behind a bush. I wanted to kick myself for not wearing my super- 

fessional Vasque Timberwalk hiking boots. As the hikers came into sight, their 

:dy boots stared arrogantly at my scantily clad feet. My toes cowered closer 

curling up and attempting to hide under the front straps of my shoes. The 

with their intimidating boots ,tml condescending smiles, I stood for a 

after they passed, afraid of more confrontations and snickers, wondering if 

irn around and go back. But I was close to the top, so I rallied and moved on. 

reached the rocks at the top of the mountain and suddenly I noticed something. My 

;ht — so light that 1 could jump and hop easily over the rocks like never 

through the grass and laughed as it tickled my feet. The softness felt good 

{fitly brushing against me. On the top of the mountain, the sun reached in and it grew 

stopped playing and sat on a big rock to watch the flowers and birds. 

:i looked horrible. I winced as I looked at the ragged, chipped edges of my 

crushed after too many bumps with hard roots. My right foot ached, sore from 

ith the briar bush. Both of them were streaked with water and dirt, 

ig like two orphan children standing by the side of a dusty road. But they felt 

They were hurt, tired, and bruised, but they had also skipped over rocks, been 

grass, and were now basking in the warmth of the sun. It was a new feeling — 

i to feel the pain, but also to feel the joy. 

iy of my friends are not Adventist or have left the church. With drinking, divorce, 

and bad decisions, they have caused me pain and embarrassment I have felt 

:d. bruised and cold because of my friends many times. But because I know the 

lean feel the joy. The same friends have brought me sun and wanned my life in 

unexpected ways. 

I travel the path of friendship with them. And when the issues are tough and 

are moral. 1 strap on the strength of my hiking boots. I lace them up for 

nd use the tread of my beliefs to keep from slipping or falling. But when it 

loving people I have learned to be open and accept pain with joy. Because 

to friends, sometimes you have to hike in sandals. 

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Beating Long Lines in the Cafe 


Southern Accent 

January 27, 1994 1 

What's one big decision you've made in your life? 

To retire three of my credit 
cards. I only had 30 cents 
left on Visa." 

"Asking my girlfriend to marry 

"I chose to go on a rotter 
coaster ride after one de- 
railed on me last year. " 


To come to Southern. 

This is where 1 thought 

all the men were. " 

Robin Hays 
JR Nursing 

Coming Events 

Friday, Jan. 28 

• Vespers at 8 p.m. in the church by 

• Reverse Weekend! (Sorry, girls.) 

Saturday, Jan. 29 

• Church services at 9 and 1 1 :30 a.m. by 
Gordon Bietz. 

• Evensong at 5:30 in the church. 

• Blizzard of Bucks at 9 p.m. in lies P.E. 

• Classic Film Series. 

• Chattanooga Symphony and Opera 
perform Beethoven's Fidelio at the Tivoli, • Double credit assembly by Destiny at 1 1 
8 p.m. 61 5-267-8583. a.m. in the church. 

C...J... u_ in "Worship at 7 p.m. in the church with Monte 

Sunday, Jan. 30 christen. 

• Super Bowl will be shown in the Student c,:j-„ r-u a 

center. Friday, Feb. 4 

... . „. ' Vespersat8p.m.inthechurchwithBrennon 

Monday, Jan. 31 Ostein. 

• Worship at 7 p.m. in the church with Mark $aturdaV Feb 5 

• Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey ' Cnurc h services with Alex Bryan. 
Circus comes to the UTC Arenathru Feb. 2. * Pops concert at 8 p.m. in lies P.E. Center. 

Tuesday, Feb. 1 

• Rabbit! Rabbit! 

• Double credit assembly at 1 1 a.m. in the 
church with Kate Evans. 

• Worship at 7 p.m. in the church with Steve 

Wednesday, Feb. 2 

• Worship at 7 p.m. in the church with David 

Thursday, Feb. 3 

A look at the candidates for 
next year's SA 

Creative worship services 

Television debate 

More of our new ca 
"Southern Situatioi 

Mission: Europe 

Columnists Fab Vat- 
Victor Czerkasij 

And your usual favorites 

Only in the Accent. 

KR's Place presents . 

1 . How many approve ot 
I President Clinton? 
1 2. When is Destiny 

I 3. Who leads the league ii 
points per game? 

lmMB, m ,oftt„fi„tf a „ r 

4. Who is the editor of Liberty! 

5. What is currently playing at 

the Little Theatre? 

6. Will the Music Dept. be 
playing heavy classical 
music on Feb. 5 

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^lackHistory Week 

organizers call for 
involvement from all 

Bv Julie Tillman 

"Sharing the Experience" 
Black History Week, Feb. 
everyone involved. 

The week will begin wiih a joint worship in Thatcher 
Hull Monday night, featuring musical selections from 
Black culture. Heilange Celamy. president of BKT, hopes 
that students won't use their worship skips this week. 
"Give our program a chance — you might like it," says 

Horace Walker will speak for assembly on Thursday. 
Walker is an Adventist Police Lieutenant from Atlanta 
and assistant to the Chief of Police. David Williams, an 
assoeiLitc professor of Sociology from the University of 
Michigan, wi II speak for Friday night vespers and church. 
Williams is the brother of Dr. Ruth Williams-Morris. 

Celamy and Sabine Vatel, chairperson for the Black 
History Week Committee, have put a lot of effort into 
making this week a unifying experience. "I want to create 
an atmosphere of understanding and unity, and the only 
way to do that is to share an experience," says Vatel. 

Vatel and Celamy have tried tomake sure that this BHW 
will include other races. "I don't want an 'us against them" 
kind of attitude," says Celamy. "We live in a predomi- 
nantly white culture [here at Southern], and our goal is to 
take one week to share what it is like to be an African- 

Vatel shares an example. "The other day the Mary Kay 
lady came to give a talk on beauty in the girls' dorm for 
worship. She talked about haircare, etc., but she did not go 
into the care of Black hair. I'm not complaining, nor am I 
offended. What I'm saying is that I've been exposed to the 
White culture, but the other students aren't exposed to 
Black culture." 

After church on Sabbath there will be a special potluck 
coordinated by Annette Leatherman. Those interested 
should sign up with Celamy or Vatel. The potluck is to 
give everyone a chance to interact with the speaker and 
each other. "Plus, food is a unifying element," notes Vatel. 
The potluck wi II feature ethnic food. "Everybody seems 
to think that all Black people eat is collard greens, chicken, 
and watermelon, so this potluck will give everybody a 
chance to see that's not always true," says Celamy. 

Vatel and Celamy are very optimistic about the week. 
"It's acelebration of where we've been, where we are, and 
where we are going," says Celamy. 

"We are not expecting any finger- pointing this year," 
says Vatel, "We are all here because Someone fought for 
us, and we all have a heritage of struggle no matter what 
the race." 

LET'S STEP OUTSIDE: Organic Chemistry Professor Steven Warren decided to 
| enjoy Monday afternoon's warmth by lecturing outside rather than inside Hack- 
man Hall. With Spring Break just two weeks away, scenes like this are sure to 
become more common place around campus. 

• cards at Taco Bell? Senators tackle a mix of issues 


ie Student Association Senate voted Jan. 26 to recom- 
e-hour parking be open from 10:45 p.m. to 7 a.m. 
tior Mike Melkerson motioned that the Senate recom- 
id a 90-day trial period. 

lelkerson says this would allow students who are corn- 
Jack late to park in one-hour parking all night without 
fg ticketed, and it would also allow Campus Safety to 
*en[rate on patrolling the campus at night. Melkerson 
|ihat Campus Safety is neutral about the idea. 
sPresidentfor Student Services Bill Wohlers says the 
al is under advisement, and the final decision will be 
ninistrative decision. If the idea is approved the trial 
Hi will begin after Spring Break, says Wohlers. 
|phlers says that one-hour parking used to be village 
"E but was changed to one-hour parking so more 
ts could use the lots. He wants the lots to remain open 
U students. 

Students will also benefit from increased library and com- 
puter lab hours this semester. An ad hoc committee made up 
of Windy Cockrell, Donna Denton, and Mark Ermshar says 
that the library will remain open until 1 1 p.m. the week before 
and week of midterm and final exams. 

Increased computer lab hours (9 a.m. to 1 1 p.m.) are also 
being considered. "The problem is that Mr. (Merrill) 
MacLafferty doesn't have the personnel to fill these hours 
right now," says Cockrell. "As soon as student workers are 
found, they'll try the new hours for a two-week period." 
Interested students should call MacLefferty at #2872. 

The Senate also voted to set up an ad hoc committee to look 
into the possibility of installing an ID card scanner at Taco 


Mike Melkerson is chairing ; 
According to Melkerson, other colleges have a similar setup. 
He will meet with David Burlingham, a Taco Bell District 

Manager, to discuss the plan. 



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February 10, ig 94 

Campus Notes 

SPECIAL LUNCHEON: The Business Club Is hosting a luncheon or , Tues- 
day, Feb. 15. The lealure guesl is Elder Dennis C Keith Sn, Vice F esioen 
of Financial Affairs al Oakwood College speaking on Opportun ties to 
Minors in Church Work" Meet in the caleteria ban,ue. room a. 1 1 .45. All 

ri'^rRSON e LECTURES SERtES: On Feb. 14. Dona. Chae wi» 
present a lecture entitled, "Farming-An American Value." On Feb. 21 Rob 
Rutledge will present a lecture entitled, "The Promotional Products Industry. 
FWh loMurPS will be in Room 338 in Brock Hall al 8 p.m. 
UBRARV; Th^cKee Library had to disconnect the newly-installed interne 
system "We had some internal projects, and Internet was interfering, says 
Library Director Peggy Bennett. The library is installing two , new compu let 
terminals that will access the electronic card catalog. Internet was interfering 
with the completion ot the computer-terminal project. 
HISTORY DEPT: The History Department will be testing the first students 
under its new evaluation program on Feb. 8-10. The exam is designed to test 
the student's cumulative knowledge and to help the department improve. The 
exam is a one-hour interview with the department faculty. 
HONORS PROGRAM: Thursday. Jan. 27, the Southern Scholars had their 
honors banquet. The event was well attended. The entertainer. Robert Bailey, 
"was excellent," says Junior Thomas Knoll. "I really enjoyed him— he was the 
best." Additionally, history department professor Ben McArthur received an 
award for outstanding leadership as sponsor for the Southern Scholars. 
SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP: Damon Davidson, a Chattanooga Police 
Officer, will be holding self-defense workshops Sunday, Feb. 1 3 and Sunday, 
Feb. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 2 p.m. The girts will meet on the 1 3th and the guys on 
the 20th. Davidson has a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo, a fourth- 
degree black belt in Ryukyu Kempo, and has won two National Champion- 
ships in Taekwondo. "I try to teach them practical things to do in a variety of 
situations." he says. Sign-up in dorms at front desk. Location will be an- 

INTERNATIONAL CLUB: The International Club is planning an ice skating 
trip this month. The exact date has not been set. Contact Eddy Caballero for 
further details. 

COMMUNICATION CLUB VESPERS: A casual vespers will be held at the 
home ot Volker Henning hosted by Pam Harris February 1 1 at 5:30 p.m. The 
evening's speaker will be English professor Dr. Wilma McClarty. Her talk is 
entitled, "Metaphors — A Communication Strategy." 

Contributors: Jacque Branson. Adam Ferguson, Bryan Fowler. Eric Gang, Peter Gnttin 
Robert Hopwood. Matt Rodgers. Julie Tillman 




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ofessor Pamela Harris success- 
:d her doctoral dissertation pro- 
. marking the completion of the 

search involves examining an 
i the levels of publication until 
'My goal is to find the earliest 
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i issue will become of public 
s Harris. 

lion of the Internet Superhigh- 
is' focus. In the fall of 1991 
ihout Internet and was "startled" 
■ was already before Congress. 
unication revolution seemed to 
; public media and jump right 
nn." says Harris, 
ng Bibliometrix, a statistical 
■■. to conduct her research. With 
c research tool — a computer at 
•.— Harris can speed the pro- 
:r doctoral thesis. Planning to 
-lay, she will defend the entire 
his Spring. 

er teaching with her own stu- 
n "tiring but exciting," says 
at classes with good students 

irvice sector to offer most 
iw jobs in next decade 

u of Labor Statistics has been 
ie American work force for nearly 
lie latest projections, which cover 
|2005 period, indicate that the fa- 
it duplicate the past. Political 
roughout the world, the Federal 
ide imbalance, uncertain health 
, and other unforeseen events 
Bubt have a significant impact on 
[my- While the growth of the labor 
sc, the age of the force is 
] And by 2005 women are ex- 
■e up 48 percent of the work 
* assumptions about the future 
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s and industry planning will 
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es is that there will be 
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ie demand for others. Most new 
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Occupation % Increase 

Computer Engineers 

and Scientists 112 

Systems Analysts 1 1 

Physical Therapists 88 

Teachers, Special Education 74 
Operation Research Analysts 61 
Occupational Terapists 60 

Teachers, Preschool and 

Kindergarten 54 

Speech-Language Pathologists 

and Audiologists 48 

Psychologists 48 

Construction Managers 47 

Management Analysts 43 

Recreation Therapists 40 

Social Workers 40 

Recreation Workers 40 

Podiatrists 37 

Teachers, Secondary School 37 
Teachers, Vocational 

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Instructors and Coaches, Sports 

and Physical Training 36 

Marketing, Advertising and 

Public Relations Managers 36 

Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, 
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
Washington D.C. 


"Endocrine function? What is 
that again." 

— Junior Jennifer Polycarpe, in 
her sleep one night last week 

"Have a good Protestant week- 

—History Professor Mark 
Peach, capping off a Friday 
lecture on the Reformation. 

"Satan is happy when we think 
of him as having two horns and 
a tail. He loves it when we 
underestimate him. " 
—Religion Professor Derek 

"When I'm sick, I want to know 

you care, but I don't want to see 


—Pastor Ed Wright, identifying 

with the "no visits" request by 

an ill church member. 

"A fanatic is one who, having 

lost sight of his aim, redoubles 

his efforts." 

—Geoffrey James, on campus 


"When Adventists get to heaven 
they won't have any jewels in 
their crowns. They'll have their 
watches stuck up there in- 

— Religion Professor Ron 
Springett, to his New Testament 

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February 10,1 



Television policy draws mixed signals 

By Michelle Lashier 

More than half of dormilory students think 

If such a desire exists, should there still be 
a rule forbidding dorm room TVs? Campus 
opinions differ. 

Sharon Engcl, head dean of women, says 
televisions can be distracting. "If I had logo 
to the TV room lo watch TV. I wouldn't go. 
If it's in your room, It's easy to turn on. 

BolDcnnisNcgron, assistant dean of men. 
says. 'The concerns that people waste lime 
watching TV instead of studying are no 
more legitimate than [the concerns dial] the 
guys are in the rec room playing pool." 

Negron says the surrounding hills might 
block television signals anyway. "The rooms 
get such bad reception that I don't know if it 
would be worth having a television," says 

Stan Hobbs. head dean of men, says the 
bad reception could encourage VCRs in the 
dorms. "1 really don't have a problem with 
TVs if people watch the regular channels," 
he says. 

Student opinion on the television rule is 

"If I had a TV in my room," says Junior 
April Nicholson. "I would find it so templ- 

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■c Jason Surewalt doesn't 
vision. "TV disii.iu- nu 

says "I wouldn't study if I had one." 
' But olher students believe personal sets 
are a good option. "1 think we should have 
the right to choose whether to have a TV or 
not " says Junior Scott Walker. 

Freshman Kimberlee Bruce says, "We 
should be old enough lo know when to turn 
off the TV and study." 

Bill Wohlers. vice-president for Student 
Services, says he doesn't think personal 
,ele»isions are an issue. "We've tried to 
provide televisions in convenient public 
places for students lo watch." he says. 

The four televisions currently available 
offer disnnct programming styles. Of the 
[wo televisions in the Student Center, one is 
strictly for CNN viewing. The other shows 
regular programs predetermined by a stu- 
dent/faculty committee. A member of this 
committee says the most popular shows are 
"Home Improvement" and "Seinfeld." 

FreshmanTV monitorStacey Kimble says 
the most popular shows in Thatcher are 
"Beverly Hills, 90210," and"MelrosePlace." 

The Talge program schedule is generally 
sports and news. According to Hobbs, the 
ball, NBA games, and "Home Improve- 

If a formal proposal to change the rule 
were submitted, Wohlers says it would be 
given "appropriate and fair consideration." 

Should TVs be allowed in dorm rooms? 
72% Yes 22%No 6% Don't know 

CONSULTING PARALOK: The Marketing and Research class, taught J 
by Vinita Sautter, is getting hands-on experience working with Donna I 
Suter & Associates, a marketing research firm in Chattanooga. To- 
gether they are consulting tor Paralok, a maker of a custom rip fetus | 
for table saws. The class assists with focus groups targeting homaJ 
hobbyists and professional cabinet-makers to decide which method I 
of promotion and distribution will be the best. "It is one ot the modi 
interesting classes I've taken in years," says senior Raul \ . 
"We're actually playing the part of consultants, so I think we'll learn I 
a lot more than just reading the textbook." Paralok's owner has I 
invented a way to increase the accuracy of wood cut on table says, 
The fence is built from aircraft grade cables and aluminum to insured 
durability and accuracy. Because Paralok's owner could not hireai 
professional consulting company, Donna Suter & Associates, t>J 
gather with the Marketing and Research class, have taken the opp«| 
tunity to help. Dwight Waters, brother ot Paralok's inventor wholivs| 
in Ooltewah, set up Paralok's fence on one of Ledford Hall's "" 
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World Piews 

and Abe 

c watch the Winter Olympics, read about our heroes, and cheer for our r 
,' s athletes. let's not torgel another noteworthy event occurring during this 
ht-Valentine s Day. And as we celebrate Valentine's Day, attend banquets 
tie love letters let s not forget an even more important day-Presidents' Day' 
d Monday in February, a day to honor presidential leadership 
Wmosl on this campus will follow the Olympics and celebrate Valentine's Day 
1 afraid many will forget Presidents' Day. And Presidents' Day is more 
, to remember. Presidents lead our nation, not Olympians. Presidents help 
it freedom, not Cupid. 
|r the absent-minded, I have a sure-fire way to remember this Feb 21 The 
c games, Valentine's Day, and U.S. presidents have a common connection 

n and every time you watch an Olympic even or sec a V ,lc k 

mber Presidents' Day. 
s the connection, 
ly we call Olympic athletes "Olympians." The term originally in Greek 
y. referred to one of the 1 2 gods who ruled the universe'from Ml. Olympus 
:, goddess of love, was one of these 1 2. 

n the ancient Greeks held special athletic contests every four years and called 
its "Olympics," they were paying tribute to the 12 gods. In Aphrodite's case 
s were honoring love. 

re's Day is a day to honor love. Love letters, letters urging "Be my 
," Valentine candy, candy hearts, heartfelt hugs, hugs and kisses, kissing 
couple of roses, roses on a dinner table, a table with candles, a candle-lit 
,i cvcninc ot romance. 

E associate nearly every great president with romance. George Washington's 
sare no secret. Books tell about Abe Lincoln's love for his wife. Bookshelves 
)ries of John Kennedy's love life. 
: Washington's love life was less than virtuous and Kennedy's ignoble, 
nl Lincoln's is admirable. Lincoln was fiercely loyal to his wife, Mary Todd, as 
to him. Describing their courtship, Mary's sister said Lincoln would "listen & 
her [Mary] as if drawn by some superior power." Lincoln told Mary before and 
f trmarriagc that she was "the only woman he hadeverreally loved." Years later, 

d Lincoln as her "all, in life." 1 

t That's the connection. Love in the Olympics. Love on Valentine's Day. Love 

presidency. Forty-one presidents have led our country and, along with other 

night our nation wealth, freedom, power, and opportunity. If the Olympics 

matching, our presidents are worth remembering. If St. Valentine deserves 

:. our presidents deserve our respect. As the world honors Olympians and 

Rut Cupid, let's appreciate Abe Lincoln, too. 

BOSNIA: Last week over 70 people 
were killed and 200 injured, in Serbian 
shelling ol Bosnians in Sarajevo. The 
incident, the worsl since civil war broke 
out in the former Yugoslavia, has out- 
raged the world community and renewed 
talks ol U.S. and NATO air strikes on 
Serb artillery positions. 

MIDDLE EAST PEACE: After another 
round of tailed talks over terms ol Pales- 
tinian self-rule in Jericho and the Gaza 
Strip, hopes for a workable agreement 
between Israel and the PLO seem dis- 
tant. Not giving up, though. Israeli For- 
Jign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO 
:hairman Yasser Arafat will meet in 
Cairo, Egypt to resume talks. 

VIETNAM TRADE?: Last week, Presi- 
dent Clinton lifted the U.S.'s 1 9-year-old 
trade embargoagainst Vietnam. Among 
other reasons, Clinton cited Vietnam's 
recent cooperation in the search for 
U.S. soldiers still missing in action from 
the Vietnam War. Upsetting some veter- 
ans and MIA families, the potential mar- open for U.S. business have 
made many happy. 

BECKWITH GUILTY: In a highly publi- 
cized trial, Byron De La Beckwilh, was 
convicted Saturday in the 1963 murder of 
Medgar Evers, the Mississippi field secre- 
tary for the NAACP Evers' case was one ol 
the many racially motivated murder cases 
that sat unsolved for the past several de- 
cades. Beckwith was re-tried after new 
evidence was uncovered. 

1 995 BUDGET: Treasury Secretary Lloyd 
Bentsen testified before Ihe House Budget 
Committee Tuesday, supporting Clinton's 
proposed $1.25 trillion budget for 1995, 
Staying wilhin Ihe tight budget limits on 
spending set last year, Clinton's plan in- 
cludes only a small increase in spending 
and a decrease in the deficit's growth. 
Among other things. Clinton's plan elimi- 
nates 1 15 different government programs, 
caps or cuts spending in 600 others, and 
cuts over 100.000 federal jobs. 

PERRY CONFIRMED: Last week, after 
what many called a "light" day of ques- 
tioning, the Senate voted 97-0 to con- 
firm William Perry as the new Secretary 
of Defense. 

HEALTH CARE: As the Health Care de- 
bate escalates, support, for President 
Clinton's Health Care plan is proving tough 
to gel. Last week, the Business Roundtable 
off 200 of the nation's largest firms en- 
dorsed a rival plan. Tuesday, the Congres- 
sional Budget Office (CBO) determined 
that Clinton's plan would increase the defi- 
cit by over $70 billion during the next six 

—Compiled by David Bryan. 

Favorite US President? 

28% Lincoln 8% FDR 

17% Reagan 8% Clinton 

12% Kennedy 20% Other 

7% Don't Know 

ho is your favorite U.S. President of all time, and why? 

Peagan. His foreign policy led us 
Ihe cold war and brought America 
m pinnacle of world power." 
I Heather Rimer 
I FR Biology 

"Abe Lincoln. He v 

"Dwight Eisenhower. He knew how to 

build a White House organization that 

made decisions very effectively." 

Jan Haluska 

English and Speech 

"Abe Lincoln. I was bom on his 

birthdaie in Lincoln. Nebraska." 

Benjamin McArthur 


February 10, ■ 


I was roller blading 1 past Spalding Elementary the 
o,her day and thmkingaboutmyedilorial. "Facing the 
Music," which would discuss praise worship sen ices 
and certain resistance to them, the low attendance a 
campus hand concerts and my idea to change drat, and 
„,her musical concents. But as 1 was rolling and 
thinking, I saw on the Spalding playground a small hoy 
clutching his shin after being kicked by a small girl 
and I decided that 1 would instead write about love. 

Now 1 realize that the sight 1 saw-a second grader 
rolling aroundinagony on the playground and another 
smiling^ould be interpreted in several ways. So to 
save us both time, here's the deal: She loves him and 
he loves her. And because she loves him she probably 
said to him something like. "You're so dumb." And 
because he loves her he responded with a "1 may be 
dumb, but at least 1' m not ugly ." So she kicked h im . Ik 
hit the dirt, and diey will both ride home with their 
moms and think about each other all evening. 
Ring any bells? 

Althe moment, 1 can only remember three instances 
of great love in my life. 3 Strangely enough, these 
instances of great love in my life somehow line up with 
three instances of great pain in my life. Let's see . . . 
I ) I loved ' Felicia in first grade because she had long 
black hair and she was really good at marbles. As far 
as 1 know, Felicia had no knowledge of my love for her 
because l,am a shy person, but 1 have dlis feeling that 
she at least liked me because she often spoke such soft, 
caressing words as "Will you hurry up?" as I got a 
drink at the water fountain, and during noon hour she 

regu ,arly twisted my arm until I was sure it would 
break off in her hands. She tried to kick me, too, but 
Sairiy quick and 1 could dodge her. 1, was painful 
» love Mela. 1 mean really painful, but 1 loved her 
J, attention to me. I tried loud 
being quiet, being funny, being philosophical-but 
she just ignored me. As a last resort, 1 gave her a 1 980 
Reagan/Bush color poster, which 1 won in a drawing, 
and which I really liked. "Do you want this. Tncia . 
asked her in the hall. "I don't really want it That 
.,1'ternoon as I rode the bus home I wished I bad the 
poster to show my parents, but I knew that giving it up 
was the cost of love. It was painful to love Tricia. who 
I later learned was a Democrat, but I loved her any way . 
3) In fifth grade I loved Chip— just joking. It was 
Stephanie that 1 loved. 1 loved Stephanie because she 
was always smiling, which came difficult to me, and 
because on a field trip to the local vo-tech she sat 
beside me and playfully sang "You are My Sunshine 
to me, which I pretended to hate but really liked. And 
even when Stephanie shifted her attention to my best 
friend Jim. I still loved her and hoped that one day she 
would sing "You are My Sunshine" to me again. It was 
painful to love Stephanie, who didn't love me back, 
but I loved her anyway. 

Childhood crushes, playground romance, puppy 
love — it certainly was tough sometimes, wasn't it? 
But thankfully those days are long gone and these days 
we're smarter and we only choose painless love and 

yeah, right. We're still on the playground, aren'ttM 
And so the question poses itself: Why do we inslstfl 
taking that risk, opening our hearts, putting ounthl 
through so much pain— just for the love of anolM 

So God created man in his own image, 
in the image of God he created him, 
male and female he created them. 

Because that's exactly how our Creator is 
He's willing to undergo pain for love. And il 
thing, or He never would have died for us. 

Think about it. A love that never risked Ic 
never appreciate gain. A love that never openedal 
would never fill it with happiness. A love thai* 
refined by real pain would never know real pla 
No one knows that better than the Author ofD 

My young friends on the playground? Form 
will go on walloping each other. And 1 supftj| 
someone told them that one day they wouldbetB 
Valentines rather than blows, they'd [ 
lliL'ii heads off. 

■s rather convenient mat I only remember bersJ 
he Minnesota public school system, you reigfl 
ch an abused word, and probably inappropnasj 
,e the space to say I "really, really, really, nHJ 

February 10, 1994 

Southern Accent 


(i Open Letter on Racism My Brother, Jeris Bragan 

ji reality, I am writing this letter 
omever authored the racist remarks 
ritten on the Promenade. The moral 

Truth forever o 
Wrong forever c 

the scaffold 
; the throne. 

Yet the scaffold sways the future 
And behind the dim unknown 
Standeth God within the shadows 
Keeping watch above His own." 

Dr. Ruth William-Morris 

My brother is in trouble. My brother is 

Jeris. Jeris Bragan. On Saturday, Jan. 

29, 1 994, he was convicted (for a second 
tandards of this paper do not allow me time) and sentenced to serve 99 years for 
fully express my disgust to you, but at a crime for which he maintains his inno- 
explain the reasons for that cence. It is appalling to learn that I have 
sgust. aconvictedmurdererinmyfamily isn't 

First of all, what you have written is it? Well, it's true. Jeris Bragan is my 
cist. It tells us to vote "white" and brother because God is his Father and 
aims that to vote "black" would be mine;theSeventh-dayAdvendstChurch Bragan'S Untold StOry 

^a^::™ ;:^rrtr^r:^ ssssssss: 

lU .Bu, ask yourself these questions: ImetJerisBraganearlythispastfallin but can you ^^^^0^^ 
ow often have white leaders commit- my capacity as president of the cera.ed for fifteen years he was free 
amines against other races? How Collegedale chapter of the Adventist While in prison he helped many in- 
; evil has been done ,n the name of Forum I contacted him to request his mates, was declared a model prisoner by 
,1 superiority? Furthermore, if the being the presenter of our September many officials, and wrote for many jour- 
oral questions don t phase you, con- meeting. On the phone and when I met nals, with articles translated into Chi- 
this: How many races are there in him in person, I was impressed. I was nese, Spanish. Farsi and Russian He 
your chances of impressed when I read his book, Beyond also published three books. Scandalous 
v> ..IK- race can Prison Walls. I was impressed when I Grace (1986), Detective in Search of 
listened to his presentation at the Fo- Grace (1987), and When You Walk 
still impressed. I continue to 77j/-0HgAaS/o/?«(199I).Thesewritings 


On February 1, 1994,Bragan*sformer 
wife, the star witness against him in the 
January trial, visited with my wife and 
me for more than two and a half hours in 
ourhome. Dressed forchurch, with Bible 
in hand, she told her side of the story. I 
listened, for a long time, and then asked 
some questions. 

"Was your mother a schizophrenic," I 

"Yes," she replied. 

"You served ii 

s prison.' 

world and what a 

"How was your prison record?" 
'There were some infractions. I had 
an abortion." 

I pondered her testimony. It is well 
known in pyschological literature that 
schizophrenia can be passed on from 
parent to child. I do not know if it was in 
her case. Schizophrenics are to be pit- 
ied. It takes more time to know the mind 
and problems Sf a schizophrenic than a 

I thought of the two prison records of 

rare person, you have ances- 
s from many regions of the world — 
:haps even Africa. Hardly anyone in 
s world is "pure" northern, white 

a majority on its own — maybe you 
to take on the whole world, but 
K meout - beimpressedthatmybrotherisinnocent have been a"g^atbleVsinE toproplTall Je " S a " d Diirken - Bra S an 

Obviously, you have learned little of the crime for which he is convicted, across the States and beyond Can a ' ' "' 

history or racial demographics in My brother's in big trouble, though. A guilty person have such deep spiritual 
mrse of your education. Unless man is dead. A man killed nearly two discernment? Why would friends who 
decades ago and they say Mr. Bragan are Baptists, Methodists, Episcopali 
did it. Mr. Bragan says that his ex-wife Presbyu 

didit.Shesaysthathedidit.Thejurydid Seventh-day Advents .>..,. 

not believe my brother. I believe that Bragan? Asaprofessoroftheology,and e f 1s . B "? 
ropean— particularly in the United Mr. Bragan is innocent and one hundred 

.What does it matter, anyway?Do thousand trials with guilty verdicts are human behavior for years. Jeris has re- 

:tually believe that the genes that not likely to change my mind. It's really mained consistently the same in his life 

itrol irrelevancies such as skin-pig- his word against hers. And I believe that and writing. Both speak loudly about 

affect such important quali- his words are more credible than hers. It the kind of man he really is. 
ascharacterandintelligence?Maybe takes a greater leap of blind faith to I am proud to be an American. We 

should add biology to the list of believe her story than to believe his. havethebestjudicialsystemintheworld. 

bjects you know little about. Be that as it may, they say that my I support our political and judicial lead- 

^iially, though, the most disgusting brother is guilty. But their saying so ers. I believe in upholding those who 

about your remarks is the feelings does not make it so. Verdicts and truth administer the law and help to keep our 

lave stimulated in me. I look inside are not necessarily synonymous. If Mr. streets safe, and the judges, attorneys 

self and see anger— albeit appropri- Bragan is guilty, he is guilty because he and jurors who lock away criminals that 

darker feel- took another man's life. If he is inno- are a menace to society. But is Bragan 

innocent because he did not such a person? He has been a blessing ~unrt 

change during his freedom. He is loved 

truth. Interesting, isn't it, how some- America where he has spoken at major 

times judicial systems can be wrong. I meetings during his nearly two years of 
remember another time when One 

accorded a guilty verdict and sentenced him in lands afar. His book Beyond t J ""~ij 

to die. Many people abandoned Him; Prison Wa//s(1993)hassoldallovertf 

they believed that verdicts are always States. His time as interim pastor ne 

true. Nashville, Tennessee was a life-tin 

I hope that Jeris' siblings to do not dream come true, and his parishione 

abandon him now. He needs all the loved him. I phoned John Fowler 

in this case— and I s 

Perhaps we both i 
pus reflection about just how thin take the life. Verdicts do i 
veneer of civilization ,is. I don't 

What I do know is that if we are 

to survive as 
Gttg Camp 

tat all. 

plary. Darleen had an abortion and tried 
to escape. Either Jeris or Darleen lied in 
the retrial, It seems to me that psycho- 
logical testing and character evaluations 

ItoXcauX^d ° fb ° th °f'h e mco»ldhavehelpeddeter- 
m, "£ who was more believable. To me 

7ha7e7«nTs7uta7f c ™™^Nearly two years ago the State 
offered him a plea bargain of guilt in 
exchange for the time already served. 
This was a ticket to freedom. This was a 
powerful temptation. It would reveal the 
real Jeris Bragan. He turned it down, 
even though he knew he could be im- 
prisoned for life. That takes character, 
He longed to clear his name in the retrial 
only to have his hopes dashed. 

On February 2-4 News Channel 9, on 

the 6:00 p.m. news, ran a series about 

convicted murderers from Chattanooga 

getting back out on the streets in a very 

By contrast Jeris Bragan 

served fifteen years and is given more 

time to serve. Why was he retried? Why 

is he in jail today when freed before? 

freedom. He has readers who support W71 . - u i i j u L - M ■ a. 

, Why is he locked up when his life in the 


remarks i 

nworthy of this 

ly to Criticize 

_— ' "nting in response to the letter 
I Brock Disappoints" in your Jan. 27 

Ipauthor writes, "We so desperately 
1 »n example of good, clean fun 
Jj'ourfilthy world." Eventhoughl 
"it have liked parts of the show, 
■t those who performed because 
' up there contributing to it. 
f ''hat the same principle applies in 
jWreri these days. It is so easy to 
the services and go away for 
pnd when I'm asked to pray for 
|rvice. Instead of criticizing our 
""and services, let's lookat what 

church administrator over Jeris 
Kentucky-Tennessee conference. 

"How do you evaluate Bragan as a 
pastor?" I asked. 

Outstanding!" he replied. Jeris 

and this paper, ne tellers s 

we only press they will get. -Ed. prayers and the support that we can 
muster now. It would have been much 
easier to cheer him on if the verdict had 
been different, wouldn't it? But truth 
still remains the truth. I hope the present 

Mrs. Bragan feels the warmth and love Bragan has always wanted to be a pas 

of ourfamily ties at this time. What did tor.andthefirstthingherequestedofnie 

the One say about family relationships? after his conviction on January 29, 1994, 

Did He say that it is not politically was "Please bring me some theology 

correct to support my brother now? Did books." 

He imply that to do so would be bad for Did the jurors know of Bragan's ex- 

our Mother's image? Or did He say, "By emplary prison life? Did they know why 

this shall all men know that you are my Federal Chief Judge John T. Nixon of 

disciples if you have love for one an- Nashville ordered his release on April 

omer? „ 15, 1992. statins that his constitutional 

Yes, our brother is in trouble, for now. rights had been violated in the first trial? 

Willjustice be done this side of the vale? Did they know that many officials in the 

I don't know, but our Father does. He. State Penitentiary in Nashville believed 

finally, is the Judge, and in His Court no that Bragan was innocent? D.d they 

» i. , i . . mistakes are ever made. I remember an know that perjured testimony had been 

'« HowcanTn e w m o^ 8e "' nS of -epeated quote that my mother used used to tncarcerate Bragan. confessed 

an ,1 not work? ^ ^ ^ , railed agajns| rea , and by crimmal wiUiam Torbett to attorney 

perceived injustices: Fred Stel.emeier in Atlanta in January 

exemplary as his 
imprisonement? Was it fair to be retried 
in the same court that violated his con- 
stitutional rights the first time? These 
and many other questions are in the 
minds of people across the States and 
beyond as in stunned shock and utter 
disbelief they heard that Bragan was 
given ninety-nine years. 

Dr. Norman Gulley 

March 10: 

Accent Debates 

(a special issue) 



Southern Accent 

February 10, 1994 

SA Platforms 

You've read ; 
their platforms. 

You've heard 
their speeches. 


Election Da tes 
Primaries Feb. 15 

General Feb. 22 

February 10, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Spring Break: 

Mission Trip 

On Tuesday, February 22, 1994, nineteen Southern College representa- 
tives and seven community members from the Georgia-Cumberland area 
will fly out of Atlanta en route to Majuro, Marshall Islands. 

Collegiate Missions Club Director Allyssa McCurdy has made this 
mission trip a priority in her many responsibilities. (McCurdy was an SM 
on Majuro last year.) 

With the Delap SDA school in need of many things. Principal Bruce Lane 
and Maranatha Volunteers Internationa! have teamed up for the project. A 
gymnasium, which will double up as a church, and SM apartments are 
expected to be completed. 

The volunteers will wort, eight-hour days, sleep in tents, bathe outside, 
help out with Vacation Bible Schools, and get in some scuba diving and 
snorkel mg in ihis island paradise. 

' x l hope thai tins shun mission tnp will not only help out the school in 
Majuro hut will also spark a desire in these students to commit to a long-term 
mission trip," says McCurdy. "It's great because I also feel like I am going 

I wish that I were going home to Majuro, too, but instead I can only send 
my prayers. Good luck to all of you going out to the Marshalls. You're 
participating in a wonderful task. And though it may seem that all you're 
doing is hammering , shoveling, and sweating, you are truly furthering 
God's work. 

ern College Mission Group 

itzie Copley 
Kimberly Fenton 
Jennifer Gravell 
Steve Grimsley 
Lowell Hanson 
Rob Hopwood 
Todd Leonard 
Alyssa McCurdy 
Angle Millard 
Chad Moffit 

Lori Pettibone 

Tisha Salary 

Laura Stillwell 

Rhonda Yates 

Joy Zollinger 

Ken Rogers 

Art Moffit 

Stephen Ertel 

April Yates 


"You can't help them until you can 
love them." That's what they boy's 
dean told me after a student 
screamed her anger at me. In the 
eyes of a struggling teen, love wasn't 

: seen through an early bedtime. And 
I definitely wasn't ready to express 

; my undying love to the unlovely. 

It's easy to rinse a mouth with cool 
water when a student gets his front 
teeth smashed out in af ight. It's easy 
to give a hug when a student cries 
after learning I want to be back next 
year. It's easy to hand out treats 
after students have packed ADRA 
boxes for Sarajevo. 

But what can I do when a student 
gets into trouble with the police after 
I'd expected so much of him. What 
can I say when a student dumps his 
specially-prepared Thanksgiving din- 
ner in the garbage? What do I think 
when a student tells me she hates 
me and is praying for me to give up? 
"I pray for them. I do not pray for 
the world but for those whom you 
have given me, for they are yours" 
(John 17:9). 

— Kristen Bergstrom, 
Assistant Girls Dean 
Watford, Herts, England 

DELIVERY: Matt Jones explains 
the concept of pizza to his Rus- 
sian students. 

"Being in a Russian sanau where Ihey 

would beat each other with Birch tree 


—Matt Jones, English Teacher 

Russia 1992-93 

"Dreaming of Pizza Hut while eating a 

traditional Polish pizza— a Polish pizza 

containing eggs, peas, corn, and 


— Tammy Garner, English Teacher 

Poland 1992-93 

Fordham and her Finnish friend 
frolic in the foothills. 

"It was a freezing night in Finland, 
and I ended up on the other side of 
town. As I was walking back without 
my coatacompletestrangerstopped 
his truck and tried to give me his 
coat. It still strikes me to think how 
kind the people were." 
—Kristina Fordham, Girls' Dean 
Finland 1992-93 



Elsewhere . . . 

» 8, 1994) WENO, CHUUK: 
■nave iicel! 
P'lly, Stacy, Amy, Justin, Charlie, and Jennifer 


| "V first aftershocks from a mild earthquake! .. . 
I lsland is very small. It reminds me of Oahu, 
!, and the Amazon Jungle. I am praying and 
i°"3 ab °ut starting Bible studies on the Old Testa- 
W There's a lot of work to be done. Please keep us 
B Ur Prayers, 
frrtine Polycarpe 
■'"list World Radio 


f ™ ele ctricity through battery power, which also 
he "am radio. ... The best thing is that we don't 
our water before we drink itl But we have 
f 'wise that overlooks the ocean, and we shower 
I 8 ™ket. ... The school here has one building 
W" ™ts, which we use as class rooms. Rain 

means no school! I am teaching high school and I 
enjoy it. Atthese times, I consideranotheryear. Butl'm 
leaving that up to the Lord. 
— Steve Laubach 
Academy teacher 


It's truly beautiful out here. I feel as though God picked 
out this special little place just for me. . . . There are two 
teachers with about 120 students. We laugh about all 
the funny expressions our students come up with 
every day. English classes are going well, but Bible 
classes are powerful- Despite all of their different 
religions, I can see the Holy Spirit workmg in their 
hearts. It's wonderful to witness. I praise God He 
brought me here. 
—Danielle Sawtell 
English/Bible Teacher 

(Jan. 15, 1994) WENO, CHUUK: 

We don't have lice anymorel! ,„„„„ 

-Shelly, Stacy, Amy, Justin, Charlie, and Jennifer 

Next Month: 

The South Pacific 

Southern Accent 

February 10, 1994 

Can He 


Female Alonzo playing on 
men's B-league team 

Michael Jordan is really going to try baseball. He's signed a minor league 
contract with the While Sox ensuring that he will show up for practice at Hum 
spring training camp in Florida. Just a few months after the collective world 
of basketball, with tears in its eyes, watched him walk away, this demigod is 
reverting to nobody status, playing B-league with the other wanna-be s. 

Everyone remembers back when Elvis traded in his trademark blue suede 
shoes for the combat boots of an army Private.buthe was forced toby thedraft. 
Mike look the baseball spikes voluntarily, and left the shoes bearing his name 
and his image hanging unused in the Bull's locker room. 

The bigqueslion is, "Can he do it?" Obviously Mike believes in himself. But 
will it be worth it? Baseball's home run kings get nowhere near the publicity, 
and thus nowhere near the endorsement money that Michael gol as the slam 
dunk king. And no one believes that Mike will be anywhere close lo baseball's 
kings. He' II be lucky to make the cut inlo the major leagues. But I guess that 
money has nothing to do with it. 

Michael Jordan left basketball because he had nothing more to accomplish 
with Ihe Bulls. They've done well without him, and he's probably enjoyed his 
life away from them. He sure hasn't dropped out of the spotlight, as only 
Michael Jordan can turn a trip to the Sir Goony Golf batting cages inlo a media 

Only because his natural talent for basketball was sogreat did his work ethic 
go so unnoticed. He entered the league slightly rough around Ihe edges. By 
the time he left, there was no aspect of his game that anyone could criticize. 
Ilislhis work ethic that he hopes will propel himinto Ihe major leagues shortly. 
But whether or not he someday rubs shoulders with the big-league boys again 
remains to be seen. If not, there's always golf and the PGA tour. . . 

AA league 

















A league-EastW 

















B league 
























A league-West 




By Rob Whfte 

Grappling for the ball amidst a tangle of 
gargantuan arms and legs. Junior Alexan- 
dria Alonso is dwarfed among the other 
players. With a gut-jarring wrench she 
pulls the ball free and fires it to an open 
teammate who scores the easy two points. 

Great plays tike this are nothing new to 
Alex. What is unusual aboul this basket- 
ball game is that all her teammates are 
men. Last Thursday, Alex substituted on 
Scolt Baker's B-league basketball team. 

"I was itching to do something — my 
girls' game wasn't until 6:30, and I really 
wanted to exercise." Alex says. She found 
the head coach, Steve Jaecks. and asked 
him if it was "legal" for her to play on the 
men's team. He responded: "If it's okay 
with them, it's okay with me." 

Juan Rodriguez, shooting guard for the 
Baker team, was resting during a time out 
when Alex popped the question. After 
team captain Scott Baker approved, Juan 

joked, "You better know how to play— am] 
you better not mess up." 

With lightning-quick passes and sham 
ball-handling, Alex held her own in foe 
tumultuous game. "Iwasboxingthemout- 
you know, using my butt," Alex laughs. 
"They weren't used to that." 

The opposing team didn't know what (o 
think. One player was overheard on the 
court, "Boy, this has never happened be- 
fore. What do I do? I can't foul her." 

PuzzledrefereeslikeJohnHenlinelooked I 
on in amusement. 'They (the other team) j 
haven't said anything, so I guess they don't 
mind," says Henline. "I don't know why 
they would." 

Although Baker's team eventually lost I 
by ten points, the players congralulaied I 
Alex on her performance and in viteclherlo 
play in future games. "She can pass as good I 
as anyone on our team," says Scott. "Our I 
shooting was off today, or we could have 
pulled through with a win." 

What is your favorite intramural sport at SC? 

23% Basketball 
17% Volleyball 
15% Softball 

8% Soccer 
17% Other 
20% Don't Know 

Field Goal % 

Ermshar 57 


Perry 54 
Sutton 53 


Moffit 50 
Moffit 50 


Wilson 50 

Free Throws FTM 

FTA % 

3-point Scorers 

Reading 27 

Nafie 14 

16 87.5 

Henline, S. 25 

RcaJiiij, j s 

21 85.7 

Brown 23 

Robbins 13 

16 81.2 

Culpepper 19 

Henline, J. 8 

10 80.0 

Baguidy 16 

Culpepper 1 1 

16 68.7 

Leading Scorers 

3 pt shooter 3PVI 

3PA % 

Baguidy 35. 

Culpepper 19 

35 54.2 

Ermshar 31. 

Reading 27 

53 50.9 

Perry 26.4 

Henline, S. 25 

63 39.6 

Henline, S. 23.5 

Brown 23 

60 38.3 

Brown 21.5 

Collins 9 

25 36.0 

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Hersch jerger 24 





















Castleturg 58 





i Ermshar 




! Castleburg 


I February 10, 1994 

Southern Accent 




The hottest sport in America is a direct 
throwback to the days when we played 
cops and robbers and cowboys and indians. 
Except now, the neighborhood cheaters 
can't deny you your direct hit. Paintball 
fields are popping up everywhere, and a 
modest fee will allow you to take to the 
warpath holding a compressed air powered 
rifle. The ammunition is a .68 caliber paint- 
filled ball that bursts on impact, confirming 
a hit. Since the paintballs travel up to 300 
feet per second, eye protection is required 
to keep injuries down to welts and bruises. 
While this sport is most attractive to males 
who fantasize about crashing through un- 
derbrush, dodging bullets, and taking no 
prisoners, ladies are welcome, to. They 
have an equal chance of winning, since 
everyone playing gets a gun. 

Adventures in Pintball and War Games, 
located in Hixon,(Ph. # 842-8537) is the 
largest supplier of paintball equipment in 
the area. Cost for an afternoon's worth of 
entertainment hovers around twenty dol- 
lars, including weapons and safety equip- 
ment. Keep an eye out for a future feature 



THE GAMES MEN PLAY: Talge Hall is alive with sports this month. Above, Shay 
Salagala returns a serve in the $1 00 Table Tennis Tournament, which will wind up 
just before Spring Break. Also, the Talge Hall Olympics, organized by Associate 
Dean Dwight Magers, are already underway. The Games include a soda-chugging 
contest, a hot air blowing contest, a tug-of-war, and much more. Each of the 11 
halls in the dormitory have taken on the name of a Norwegian town, such as 
Finnmark, and will compete against each other for cash prizes. 










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Truth is about People 

By Dr. Ronald Springett, Guest Editorialist 

i prim 

10 much bother or that you are asking 
■ 1,1 l>. re.irr.inged once they leave and 
'. Until you know that they've done it 

n.rc pre^ni'j nuiUt-r-. uei llieii ailciHinn 
ou'll probably worry about it- 

The commonplace scenario points up s 
\icts Firsi of all to know the truth about l _ _ r . 

.,„,.„„ „N.n.M«..,-,l,v ■ I we never trusted them with anything. We really do.. . k> 

i, L iruih .itx.ui Urn Person and therefore can have no informal opinion aboui ihem 
,[„1K irusi in MiiiiL-oiir.-en'M"cs; i ccriain amount of anxiety. When we trusi we place 
inik-'iMioiourlivcA- ornuxl^alot— insomeoneelse'shands.Wehave no guarantee 
■ |, „ ,i lL - N ., ,11 do v. nh ii. Tru.t then is a giving or committing a part of ourselves lo 
..inennc eNe it is the ultimate act of human freedom. To trust is to quest for truth. 

1 |k v ord 'truth- m the New Testament means "genuine." When we dig deeper into 
he of the word we find that it means "unhidden." That which ,s clear. 
ransp,,reni. above hoard. On the other hand the word for "deceit" can also mean fish 
mil" i c the worm on the hook. 

When we trust people Ihey come "out of their shells" and they don't hide theni-clves 
from us, we see what they really are. and we begin to leant the truth about them. There 
s probably no greater experience in the world than that enjoyed by two friends who 
eally trusi one another. A long standing trust between two such friends will not easily 
be broken. A stranger might recite a literary of faults that he finds in our friend but we 
,ot be easily moved from our position of trust. Others may come up with a list of 
facts about our friend's past but we have already seen through all that to the real 
person — the truth. 

When we "know" the truth about the other person we can trust them w iihoui anxiety 
>r worry. "You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free." This doesn't mean 
hat when we can perlectly recite die twenty-seven fundamental beliefs we are liberated 
torn anxiety. The truth is a person, not a fact. "I am the Way. the Truth and the Life." 
We may know the truth about the other but we can never take them for granted. Part of 
the thrill of friendship is realizing that the other is truly an independent individual and 
yet the two of you know each oilier' smimK and personalities and likes and dislikeseic,. 
o well that you are as one. So Paul could say "I know whom I have believed." He clearly 
lidn i mean know the facts, eg. Jesus was 5' 10", brown eyes. black hair, with a wart on 
lis right toe. But he knew the truth about the Person. 

We can't love someone we don't trust. We may know a lot of facts about their 

appearance and habits or about things they've said. We may know that other people say 

about them or what appear lo be the facts about their existence. But the only way to find 

t if their promises ring true is you know what. Many years ago Augustine of Hippo 

d it nicely. "II you will noi believe you can never understand." 


WEEK OF PRAYER: The Destiny Oram Co. presented a 50- 
minute assembly program last Thursday morning during 
Student Week of Prayer. "Opening the Mail: Letter from 
Paul" was the week's theme and included talks by Mark 
Reams, Kate Evans, Steve Nyirady, David Beckworth, 
Monte Christen, Brennon Kirstein, and Alex Bryan. Destiny 
begins rehearsing next week for its homeshow April 1. 


the Southemaires, Luis Gracia, Anthony Neely, 
Dilly Lam and, 

faculty are inviled to a potluck dinner Feb. 15 
the Spalding gym. Sign up for 
Heilange Celamy (2261 ) or Sabine Vatel (2108). 

TRIAL: Kathy Schra 
one of the 'wives of cult leader David Kc 
testified for two days aboul suicide pacts, r 
killings, and spiritual beliefs that she tern 
Iheotogy of death." One such belief was lhal 
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Sout hern Accent 

The Vale of Tine • 

Pastor Gordon Bietz offers one possible history of Valentine's Day 


Once upon a Lime in the Vale of Tine the citizens on the 

wesl bunt, were very upset with the citizens on the east bank 

| of the Tine river. No one could really recall why they were 

o upset with each other but it had been that way for a long 

ime, as long as most anyone in Tine could remember. It was 

very important that no East Bank girl would go out with a 

it Bank boy. let alone marry one. This was a truth you 

I could bank on. The First question that you asked someone 

eet was, "East bank or west bank?" The only 

I way you could tell what bank a person lived on was by 

asking them because other than that they all looked pretty 

much alike. They wore similarclothesand worked at similar 

I jobs and were all of the same nationality. 

One day there was a great flood that washed down the 
| Vale of Tine. It was even bigger than a hundred-year flood. 
q large that it washed out the bridge that connected 
[ west Tine. Immediately there were problems be- 
ime of the East Tine folk worked on the west bank 
le of the West Tine folk worked on the east bank. 
Community meetings were quickly called to discuss re- 
I building the bridge. 

Not surprisingly a lot of people said, "Let's not rebuild 
lhat bridge. We never liked those people on the other bank 
| anyway." And so it was that the two communities became 
ire suspicious of each other. Each bank of the 
ValeofTine loomed as j larger jnd larger enemy in the eyes 
| of the citizens on the other bank. If there were any problem 
in West Tine they would somehow blame it on East Tine. If 
there were any problem in East Tine they would figure out 
a way to suggest that West Tine had caused the problem. If 
n outbreak of the flu in East Tine it was because 
I those in West Tine had opened a new factory and the smoke 

causal ihc influenza. If someone had a coughing fit in West 
Tine it was because East Tine must be dumping toxic waste 
in the water supply. For years and years there was no 
communication between the two Tines, and each commu- 
nity developed many traditions about the evils of the other, 

Ayoung, beautiful maiden from West Tine madeita habit 
to go every morning to the edge of the Tine River and 
meditate. She would look over the river and think about 
what kind of people must live in East Tine. At the same time 
there was a young handsome lad from East Tine who 
watched herevery day as she came down to the river, and he 
wondered what kind of person she must be. He did know that 
she was beautiful, and he loved to watch her graceful moves 
by the river. When he finally caught her attention and waved 
she timidly responded, fearful of punishment for communi- 
cating with people from the other bank of the Tine. But over 
the weeks and months the two of them developed a long- 
disCmee friendship. 

One day the maiden slipped and fell on a moss-covered 
rock. The river current was very fast, and when she went 
under the water she got turned around. Coming to the 
surface she panicked and swam as hard as she could to the 
shore. The only problem was that she swam toward the 
wrong shore— East Tine. The young man, who had been 
watching her every day rushed down the bank and grabbed 
her as she was about to be swept over the falls. With great 
effort he pulled her out of the river. He picked her up and 
carried her to his home where she dried off. It wasn't until 
she recovered and began to look around thai she realized that 
she was in EaM Tine. "Oh 1 " she cried, "Are you going to eat 

"What!" said the young man, "What are you talking 

"Well," she said, ' 
"No!" the young n 

"What are you talking about?" she replied. 

He said, "We are taught that everyone in West Tine is in 
league with the Devil. That is why we get sick over here." 

'That isn't true," she said. And then they began sharing 
the stories and traditions and rumors that they had been 
taught to believe about each odicr, and it wasn't long until 
they were laughing at the foolishness of it all. 

and soon convinced them that the stories about West Tine 
were not true. They knew that the older inhabitants of East 
Tine would not believe the truth about West Tine, so they 
decided to take matters into their own hands. They collected 
materials in secret to build a bridge across the Tine. In 
exploring the water's edge they found foundations of a 
previous bridge, and late one night they assembled the 
materials and built the bridge so by morning the city fathers 
were confronted with a bridge across the river. 

How surprised all ihe citizens of East and West Tine were 
to wake up that morning of February 14 and find that their 
had been connected again. And how 
e to leam that the young lady captured by 
been eaten, and that those in West Tine 
league with the Devil. 

surprised they < 
East Tine had i 

renamed their 

combined it to ■ 

love of two. Tine became 

Valentine's Day. 

o pleased to be u 

e city that they 

m. Instead of the Vale of Tii 

word, Valentine. And so because 

: have February 14 

ABC presents Christian Music 

Watson's 'Place' 
considers time 
with God precious 

Bv Tobias BrrzEH 
Christian Music Reviewer 

4 Beautiful Place is about Finding peace in your heart, a peace that can only come 
from God residing there. "Sometimes I can see God waiting patiently at a meeting 
Place. Not angry or weary, but just longing for some of my precious time." Watson 
Paints a picture of a loving, patient God who longs for His children. A Place For You 
parallels the love of those who adopt children and how "we are all orphans and we all 
^ve a place." Now that's a beautiful place! 

Watson has produced over a half-dozen albums, each one better than the last. A 
Beautiful Place is no exception. Watson (who got a haircut, finally) writes his own 
music ^d has developed sound (his looks, too) through the years. He is both upbeat 
^d reflective. Upbeat as in a strong bass and drum drive with a little rock organ here 
and lher e brought together to create a very impressive sound. Reflective as in heavy 
slri[ >gs, piano, and acoustic guitar. 

1 don't know if it was the haircut or what, but this album is definalely one of great 
lualtty. Watson's music emphasizes his words and brings clarity to the message in 
each song, 4 Beautiful Place has proved Watson to be not only a great musician but 
T° a me ssenger for the Lord. 'To celebrate a victory alone is empty, but to bum 
"^ugheven Ihe darkest shadows holding on to the light is thecall of the Child of God." 
Beau ''fiil Place is available at the Adventist Book Center. 

Country Life 
perfect choice 
for vegetarians 


TG.I. Friday's: 


out of five) 

Run by Adventists, Country Life Restaurant is a total vegetarian restaurant — that 
means no milk or eggs, either. It is buffet style with all you can eat for just $4.99, or 
if you prefer, you can get a take-out and pay by weight. The buffet has a salad bar with 
a wide variety of vegetable and dressings such as sesame, cashew, or Thousand 
Island. At first we were skeptica] about the dressings, but they turned out to be 
excellent. Also, part of the buffet included entrees, fruit, soup, whole wheat rolls, and 

We really enjoyed the entrees and breads, especially the barbecued tofu and 
combread. Desserts like carob-chip cookies/brownies, and rice-dream are available 
for an extra price. Some in our group decided to complete ihe meal with rice-dream. 
It shares none of the flavor of ice cream and as long as you understand that, it's good. 
We also tried one of the carob-chip cookies. It was hard for us to believe how good 
it was — better than the real thing. 

The restaurant personnel were so friendly and talkative that we ended up staying 
there much longer than we had planned. 

The place is open Sunday-Thursday from 1 1:30-3:00 p.m. We rate the Country 
Life Restaurant tops for the healthy food but gave it four out of five spoons because 
it was small and only opened for lunch. However, we can't wait to go back for their 
Taco Tuesday! 



Southern A ccent 


The Silver 

Horse Shoe 


Wewe re bo.hl3.bu.likcalotofgirlsa..holage,shewasahe.drallcrthan 
Ji.ln-lsu.p me from asking Lori .0 the Silver Horse Shoe Banquet thai »» ■"> I 
,J ihe summer was spent desperately having her nouce me do 
tremendous tricks on ,hed,v,„e hoard and sing new lynes to Do Lord' th.ucruckcd 

llpJ ,H !l eu 1 ,vs.rommyeahin.Weird.hingab0U.I3was>ha.»hcn 01,,/../.. en- 

, ,.,d ,., break ,1 , In.c nervous rensron by cupping my bund ,n my » ■■ 

.uuccne n ,o produce noise, uk,n ,o elephants I, s .he ktnd ol dung 

would give their eyeteetb away to learn how to do right. The girls 
would just roll their eves and stomp off in disgust 

But she said yes, and 1 had a dale to the Silver Horse Shoe Banquet. The date, mtnd 
you. of the entire Teen Camp week. Nay. the summer. 

I'll spare myself Ihe pain and merely write that I glued together the biggest plastic 
silverware creation this side of Earth using Ihe candle flame pros ided tor a romantic 
mood imposed Loriwasanrulcrilic.lhcrcwouldhavebecnsomemerilinmyavanl 
-anlc approach, but Ihe night was a disaster because rcgrellably, I was a jerk. 

The » isl, lo have a second chance at an event is alsvaj s more desirable bccuu.s ol 
hindsight "Boy. I'd have Ireated her like a queen if that was me!" some guy s might 
say. Right. Like you wouldn't have rather learned how to flip your upper eyelids that 
night, revealing all lhat pink color. 

There are far worse episodes in which regret is the major result. I could have any 
number of lakers Irade me my Sliver Horse Shoe Banquet Fiasco with their own (aus 
pas. General Cusiet, the Captain of the Titanic, and whoever bel on the Buffalo Bills 
the last lour Super Bowls comes lo mind. Thai's the nature of the beasl. You firmly 
believe your pain is unlike anything anyone has ever experienced before or since, and 
not very fair. You can't relive it, can'l forget it, and if you're not a Christian. 
; in real trouble because you can'l give it away either. It sits there in your head 
like a pel rock given at Christmas, 1976. 

Bui the best way lo leam to live with something, sometimes, is to learn to live with 
it. Thai fall. I asked a girl to ihe Thanksgiving Banquet. This girl eventually went on 
:o become my wife. I owe it all to the fact that the academy used real silverware. Also, 
because 1 had been less than a gentleman lhat summer. I decided to give up a life of 


is Carol. I didn't 

:o embarrass her again. 

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Here's the scoop! 

Ice cream alternative Dippin' Dots 
selling fast, melting slow 

By Meua Boyson 

It's lime for dessert and the choice is 
yours. Imagine this: a blue stoneware bowl 
packed with four towering scoops of the 
creamiest French vanilla ice cream drown- 
ing in a dark current of Hershey's syrup 
under a feathery blanket of whipped cream 
and toasted pecans. 

Now imagine this: a clear plastic cup 
brimming with mini banana split-flavored 
ice cream balls. 

Before you hastily grab the blue stone- 
ware bowl, slip over to Hamilton Place Mall 
in Chattanooga and sample die newest mall 
munchie, Dippin ' Dots. 

These tiny ice cream beads are made 
using a combined method of high speed, 
liquid nitrogen, and very cold temperatures. 
"The ice cream is frozen in its purest 
form." says Robert Lewis, contract owner of 
Dippin' Dots at Hamilton Place Mall. 

Lewis explains that air is normally blown 
into ice cream lo make it fluffier. Dippin ' 
Dots, however, are firmer and colder be- 
cause they are solid ice cream. 

"You gel pure 100 percent ice cream 
tasie," says Lewis. 

Because of ils concentration, a large 9 oz. 
cup of Dippin' Dots equals four generous 
scoops of ice cream. 

"They tasled like a bunch of cold bee- 
bee's," says Julie Henderson, junior wellness 
man age men. major. 

Although advertised as 'The Ice Cream of 
Ihe Future," can these frigid little beads ever 
hope to compete with the ice cream we've 
bought for years in colored cartons at the 

"It's better," says Cindy Griffin, junior 
nursing major, who tried strawberry. "I gen- 
erally don't like ice cream much, hut I love J 
this stuff." 

Dippin' Dots flavors range from mint 
chocolate and peanut-butter chip to regulars 
like chocolate and vanilla. A small serving 
costs $2 and a large one $3, plus tax. Dippin '1 
Dots are eaten with a spoon and don't melt , 

Since the grand opening on Jan. 4, almost ■ 
half of the Dippin ' Dots sold have been 
chocolate. "Chocolate outsells everything J 
five-to- one," says Lewis. "It's amazing," j 

Dippin ' Dots was founded by Curt Jones 
1 1 years ago and today operates nationwide 1 
in both theme parks and malls. 

Located just outside the entrance of Bath 1 
and Body Works in Chattanooga's Hamil- 1 
ton Place Mall. Dippin 'Dolsis offeringalO 
percent discount to students who show a ,1 
Southern College ID card through Feb, 14, J 

...and for those who have had a 
few Dippin' Dots too many... 

P.A.W. announces "Twelve 
Days Before Spring Break" 
fitness program 

By Kbis J. 

The weather will soon be warming and 
people will have an irresistible urge to shed ■ 
their clothing. Parkas are traded for bikinis 
and snow boots for sandals as people head to 
Florida for Spring Break. 

Wait! What's that you say? You're not 
ready for swimsuit season? You've spent 
the winter indoors, inactive, snacking on 
Litde Debbies? 

Never fear, it' s Partners at Wellness to the 
rescue with the 'Twelve Days BcforeSpring 
Break" program. It begins Thursday, Feb. 
10, and ends Monday. Feb. 21. Each of the 
1 2 days will add a different activity, until on 
the twelfth day you perform all of them. 

fruits and 
fruits and 


nple, day one: eat three ft 
vegetables. Day two: eat three fruits a 

vegetables and go for a 15-r. 

day three: eat three fruits and vegeloblesan° 1 
gofora 15-min. walk, and drinkfourgto** 
of water (etc.). M 

Lists of the activities will be distnbniw. 
and as each is completed it can be checkw I 
off. At the end of the program all the " on ™ I 
will be collected and the names of all in 
who fully participate will be put u 
ing. Twelve winners will receive a 
certificate to Hamilton Place, and 30 peop ■ 
will receive P.A.W. 1-shirts. Of course^ J 
eryone who participates receives I 
efits of healthy living. 

., s:ns'" 

s the W 

■bruary 10, 1994 

Who Cares 


10:10 Monday morning— Approaches lo Literature. Dr. Smith's words were no 
| nger registering in my mind. "Hurry up man!" I was thinking impatiently. "Goodness 
I have lo go buy my stupid Valentine banquet tickets before they run out of them!" 
[0:50! "Ah-ha!'Tmout.I jump out of my seal, grab my backpack, and storm out of the 
i. Already, five million students are clogging the hall in front of me keeping 
ik from reaching my destination by walking in slow motion. "Hecllo you idiots . . . this 
)t a funeral procession ... I have places to go. tickets to buy, a banquet lo conquer!" 
determination drives me to switch on my turbo button. I suddenly find myself 
lodging people left and right, but in no time, I'm out of Brock Hall. Now the toughest 
sk was at hand; "1 musl beat the masses to reach the student center." 
I finally got there after elbowing a few people down the promenade Of you were one 
m\ elbow victims: Sony, they have minds of their own!) I hop over from cubicle to 
ibicle (Mission Impossible theme). Then I suddenly remember where I'm supposed to 
►— the counseling center. Huffing, puffing, and whee/ing noisily, 1 wipe off the sweat 
■ads from my brows and frantically wave my boyfriend's (hirty-two dollars in Suzy's 
:e Hirst name basis here). "I... need. ..twoticketstotheValeniine'sbaiiquelpleasc!" 
,omit the words out. She pulls out her yellow mega-note pad and asks my name. I 
ought I was going to die. "But why Fab?" I was the first name on the list! "Thank you 
" I managed to say, sweetly faking ihe biggest Cool- Aid 1 could possibly fake. 
1 sacrificed people's ribs just to gel here man." I took my tickets and left, victorious. 
lo I thought. 

For a week I searched far and wide for the perfect dress. From the ends of Hamilton 

lace to the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Nothing. I was gelling irritated at the fact 

my sister, Sabine, and her friend. Hcilangc. who accompanied me in my search 

found dresses so easily. "Oh lookFabie! Doesn't it look good on me?" Stupid nerds. [ 

ill m.m.i'jcd to crack a weary smile in approval. "Yeah, whatever." Even my boyfriend 

idHeiLintzc's were giggling in content ment because they had found acheap tux rental. 

Even' dress I tried on had a defect. Too long, too short, too poofy, loo Jezebel-y. I 

:tically gave up. Then my party look me aside in the middle of Proffits and 

hbpered, "Let's pray about n" {Psycho theme). AAAA! Dr. Smith had body snatched 

was tired, hungry, and 1 had a massive headache. Who tares about Valentine's'.' 

the big deal anyway? Why do people sensationalise something as shallow as 

us'.'Cupid is nothing bui a little naked pervert with an arrow in his hand. Heart-shaped 

liXolalc".' Ha! Chocolate is chocolate — I can yet it all year around Whs was ] going 

"null .ill i In-, trouble jusi lor one stupid d,iy? I ncvci tared about Valentine's be lore pollen into me '.'In desperation I turned to my boyfriend for answers. "Fab," 

lifted my chin up to him, "I love you." Enough said. 

Southern Accent 


Do you plan to attend the , 
Valentine's Banquet? A 

15% Yes 78% No 7% Don't Knowff 

% Favorite Moment 

By Sharon Engel 

My favorite moments are 
when check is over for the 
night, there are a few la- 
dies left in the lobby, and 
we are able to just chat. 
Nothing earth-shocking, 
just getting to know each 
other on a one-on-one ba- 
sis. It may be one or two 
a.m., but it's worth every 
moment spent with them. 

IE ^M 

Southern Accent 

February 10, iJ 

Who would you like to send a Valentine to, and what would you send] 

•Shaquille O'Neal. 
My phone number. " 

"A heart and flowers to my 
girlfriend, II I had one. " 

"Hillary Clinton. I would 
send her my doctor's bill. " 

Roberto Ordonez 
SR Computer Science 

"Angel Nash. Just me!" I 

(Editor's note: a wise choice!) I 

Friday, Feb. 11 

• Vespers in the church at 8 p.m. by CARE. 

Saturday, Feb. 12 

• Church services with Ed Wright. 

• Evensong at 6:00 p.m. in the church. 

• Classic Film Series presents Sen Hur at 
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Feb. 13 

• SA Valentine's Banquet, "A Musical Night — 
Touching Your Hearts" at The Walden Club. 
Professional pictures start at 6 p.m. ($5 per 
5x7 photo, packages also available.) 

Monday, Feb. 14 

• Happy Valentines Day! 

• Black History Week begins. 

Thursday, Feb. 17 

• Assembly at 1 1 a.m. 

• Opportunities '94 Career and Graduate Stud- 
ies Fair at the Chattanooga Convention and 
Trade Center. 

Coming Events 

Friday, Feb. 18 

• Vespers by David Williams at 8 p.m. in the 

Saturday, Feb. 19 

• Church with David Williams. 

Sunday, Feb. 20 

• Faculty and Senior Banquet. 

Thursday, Feb. 26 

■ Assembly at 1 1 a.m. in lies P.E. Center. 

College Bowls Finals. 
• Spring Break Starts! 

If you have an item to publicize in the Accent, 
drop it in one of our AccentBoxes around 
campus or contact the Accent office at 238- 

SA Election Results 
Faculty Benefit Packages 
Tuition Increase 
Science Center Planning 
Festival Studios Update 
Columnists Tanya Cochran 
Victor Czerkasij, 
and E.O. Grundset 
February's Best Photos 
. . . and your usual favorite 

Only in the Accent. 

1 Where is the Senate trying 4. Who is coordinating Black 
to nstall ID cards? History Week? " 

2. Who was Czerkasij's date? 5 . How many have never been 

3. How many spoons did the in tove before , 
Mystery Diner hand out? 6 . who had lice? 

Quidr! Be one of the first four people to answer alt six fccEmQmz auestions 
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Jlume49,lssue11 "Whatsoever Is true, whatsoever is noble, whatsoever is right" February 23, 1994 

ockrellwins SA Presidency 

Aasheim, Ascher 
also lay claim to 
contested offices 

By Andy Nash 

Junior Windy Cockrell rebounded from a 
second-place finish in last week's primary 
elections to defeat Sophomore Avery 
McDougle in Monday' s general election for 
next year' s Student Association Presidency. 
Cockrell received 52.7 percent of the votes, 

"I anticipated the race to be close and it 
proved to be so," said Cockrell early yester- 
day morning after being told of her victory. 
"I am thrilled for the chance to represent the 
student body." Cockrell's campaign motto 
was "Beyond Awareness." 
In other races: 

Junior Heather Aasheim received 67.1 
percent of the votes for Social Vice-Presi- 
dent. Freshman Scott Baker, who had fin- 
ished second in the primary election, re- 
ceived 32.9. 

Junior Angi Ascher will be next year's 
Joker (student directory ) editor after a 57.9 
to 42. 1 percent victory over Associate Se- 
nior Julia Sinmtz. 

The rest of the candidates ran uncon- 
tested, and received the following votes of 
confidence: Sean Rosas, Executive V.P. 
(84.2): Stacy Gold, Accent Editor (87.2); 
Sari Fordham. Memories (yearbook) editor 
(89.5); and Trent Taglavore, Festival Stu- 
dios Producer (93.3). Taglavore is also this 
year's Strawberry Festival producer. 

701 students voted in Monday's general 
election. "Last year, there was about a hun- 
dred more," said Executive Vice-President 
Matthew Whitaker. "I wish that, as close as 
the races were, more people had turned out 

™— ■•'*-! «nc; ine aiuaeni Association s uintBia-ciw-i aic v .i«.m i t » iw ..».»/ -™-j , fice since Feb. 2. Lasi Ihursdav. thev took 

■° r ; Angi Ascher, JofrerEditor; Sean Rosas, Executive Vice President; Sari Fordham, Memories Editor; audience qu esti ns in the cafeteria during 

■Jjy Cockrell, President; Trent Taglavore, Festival Studios Producer; and Heather Aasheim, Social Vice the ^^^ " press con f e rence," moderated 

**Sident. by English Professor Wilma McClarty. 




you're crazy! 


' The SA offices we'd 


most like to hold: 

28% None 

16% President 

12% Social V.P. 

6% Accent Editor 

^ 6% Execuvtive V.P. 

• 5% Memories Editor 


4% Joker Editor 

3% Festival Studios 


World News 5 

Editorial 6 

Photo Feature 8 

Sports 10 

Religion 12 

Arts 13 

Lifestyles 14 

February, 8 

Rees Series, 11 

Southern Accent 

February 23, 

Campus Notes 

DISNEY BREAK '94: Students can visit Walt Disney World for $25 
(plus tax) over Spring Break. This discount is good at Epcot 94 the 
Magic Kingdom, or Disney-MGM Stud.os. This otter is good Feb 1 5 
through March 25. Tickets are available at Walt Disney World ticket 
locations and Disney's Ocala Welcome Center on 1-75. 
RECONNECTED LIBRARY: After disconnection, Internet in tne 
library is now reconnected. In addition, the library has ordered the 
Oxford English Dictionary and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and 
Allied Health Literature for CD-ROM. 

INTERNET INSTRUCTION: The Journalism Department is plan- 
ning a topics course next fall on the Internet. Pam Harris will teach 
the basics needed to use this information system. "I believe in time 
a course of this type will be required for all students," says Journalism 
Department Chairman Lynn Sauls. 

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS: A proposal for a major in computer design 
has passed the Academic Affairs Committee. Passage of the pro- 
posal requires the art department to hire an additional full-time 
faculty member. 

GRUNDSET LECTURE: As part of the E.O. Grundset Lecture 
Series, Dr. Gordon M. Burghardt will speak on "Black Bears: Behav- 
ior, Ecology, and Prospects for Survival" on March 1 0, 7:30 p.m., in 
Lynn Wood Hall. 

ANDERSON LECTURE: As part of the E.A. Anderson Lecture 
Series, Bobbie Graham will speak on March 14 on "Worksite 
Marketing and Communication." On March 21 . Allen Borne, Jr., will 
speak on "Life Lessons and the Law." Both meetings will be at 8 p.m. 
in Brock Hall Room 338. 

STALEY LECTURE: For the Staley Lecture, Dr. Howard Hendricks, 
a prolessor ol Christian Ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary, will 
speak in the Collegedale SDA Church, March 10, 1 1 a.m. 
FALL RADIO SEMINAR: WSMC. in conjunction with the journalism 
department, will conduct a four session introduction to radio broad- 
casting seminar in September. From the participants, the station 
managers may hire student announcers. The workshop will focus on 
radio announcing techniques and board operation. 
STUDENT EDITORS: The spring issue of "Southern Columns" was 
produced by last semester's Magazine and Feature Article Writing 
class. Stacy Gold and Cynthia Peek served as student editors. 
opportunity to write for a special collegiate issue of Adventist Today. 
This publication was started by Loma Linda University. Four catego- 
ries of articles are requested, and Dr. Lynn Sauls will choose two 
from each category to submit. The deadline for articles is March 9. 
Contact Dr. Sauls for more information. 

Contributors: Jacque Branson, Adam Ferguson, Bryan Fowler, Eric Gang, 
Peter Griffin. Robert Hopwood, Matt Dodgers. Julie Tillman. 


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rue test? All departments to 
ssess its majors next year 

Jf Eric Gang Some professors don'Tfind the standard 

zed tests useful. Chemistry departmenl 
lite typical student s learning process is Chairman Steve Warren says thai chemistry 
Idy, lake a test, forget it. Don't worry majors must take a standardized test at the 
{qui information learned as a freshman— end of each class, making ihe senior exam 
redundant. He also says a student's perfor- 
mance on the standardized test corresponds 
to his performance in class. Math depart- 
it Chairman Lawrence Hanson says that 
his math studenls do so well thai the stan- 
dardized test is not valuable. 
Others, such as the history departmenl 

\ cone lorcver. Right? Wrong! 
Kiarting next year, every department w 
■ <,n i v.ii'niiiu ,i->:ovmrnt of ihcir in 
, and some departments are already a 
ingthurgraduates, says Academic Dean 
Ipyd Grcenleaf. 

i trend thal's sweeping colleges," 
[sGreenleaf, who thinks the program will have plans for a rigorous ; 
a definite improvement to the college, cess. In addition to the major field achieve- 
nedepartmentsarecurrently testing their ment test, starting next year, all history 
Jduaies using standardized major-field majors must' sit for a one hour oral exam 
I tests. The math, business ad- with the department faculty. Grades of lum- 
. biology, and history depart- ors, pass, or fail will be given. The English 
departmenl also has an oral exam. 

it affected 

e this test as part of the overall 
ocess. The physics department 
ars to sit for the physics area 
raduate Record Exam. What- 
hod. by next year all depart- 

by i 

.'[viririk-ni chairmen say that the slu- 
s results on these standardized tests 
ormance. Says behavioral science de- 
'1H.-1H Gunman Ed Lamb. "I feel good 
it the test; it gives us good feedback." 
student's performance on such an exam 
provide professors with a basis for 
insr recommendations Journalism de- 
Tienl Chairman R. Lynn Sauls says that 
isse s^mcnl process "will he particular!) 
ful when writing recommendation*;." 
history departmenl Chairman Ben 
Arthur agrees. 

i. The history department is the excep- 
One of the purposes of the process says 
of evaluating their McArthur. is to see if the student has a basic 
understanding. In oilier words, did the stu- 
dent learn anything in four years or not? If 
not. and the student receives a failing grade, 
graduation could be jeopardized. 

This view of the assessment process in not 
shared by other departments. Mosi, includ- 
ing the English, behavioral science, and 
biology departments, use the results of se- 
nior exams lo gauge the department's per- 
formance, not the students. 

Senior Sieve Self, one of the first students 
lo be evaluated under Ihe history 
department's new program, says of theexam, 
"It's hard." 

Senators, less one, consider 
promenade lighting, other projects 

By Robert Hopwood 

The Southern College Student room, materialsforthe library, new 
Association Senate met Feb. 9 to Christmas tree for the mall area, 
discuss a variety of items. lighting for the gym, computer for 

The Senate accepted the resig- festival studios, and a screen for 
nation of Senator Chris Port, and tne ,ire P |ace in tne Student Cen- 
voted to leave his seat open. ter.TheProjectCommitteewilllook 

The Senate approved a student in, ° tne costs for the various 
survey on the Taco Bell proposal. P ro Jects and report back to the 
The survey must be approved by sen ate. 

the Humans Participant Review Chad Grundy motioned that a 
committee. committee be formed to look into 

The Social Committee reported food costs - He wi " chair the com " 
the costs for two proposed options mit, ee. 
for the Senate banquet. The Sen- 
ate voted for a play and dinner. 

In new business, Mike Melkerson 
proposed that the SCSA's consti- 
tution be changed so the parlia- 
mentarian will be able to introduce 
legislation and have voting power. 
Melkerson says that the parliamen- 
tarian has shown leadership skills 
to be appointed the position of par- 
liamentarian and should not have 
his powers limited. 

The Project Committee proposed 
eight Senate projects. They are: 
lighting for the lower promenade, 
computerlab equipment, big screen 
TV for the Student Center game 

Would you eat at 

Taco Bell more if they 

accepted Southern 

I.D. cards? 

83% Yes 
17% No 

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February 23, 19 

Communicators Workshop offers up r^iREAO 
to three credit hours in four days 

Bv Jacoue Branson 

Summer school— 10 many this in- 
volves attending class all day and study- 
3 in" all evening for a period of four to six 
weeks while missing out on practical 
internships, profitable employment, or 
fundamental summer fun. However, by 
participating in one of the Communica- 
tors Workshops May 2-5 students may 
earn 1 -3 hours of college credit in only 
four days. 

"Attending the workshop is a great 
way for our students to acquire credit 
and still have the long summer to do as 
they wish," says Lynn Sauls, workshop 
organizer. Four workshop areas are avail- 
able: Desktop Publishing. Writing for a 
Publication, Fund Development, and 
Video Production. 

The Desktop Publishing Workshop is 
divided into three levels. The first two 
levels. Desktop and You and Beyond 
Desktop Basics are hands-on introduc- 
tions to PageMaker desktop publishing. 
In Advanced Design, the third level, 
students will learn tips and shortcuts 
using Aldus PageMaker and FreeHand. 
Enrollment in all desktop publishing 
workshops is limited. 

Guest speakers from all facets of pro- 
fessional writing are the focus of the 
Writer's Workshop. These presenters 
range form Cecil Murphey. author of 

hundreds of articles and 60 books, to 
Penny Wheeler, acquisitions book edi- 
tor for Review and Herald Publishing 
Association. Seminar topics include 
Improving Your Writing, and Getting 

The workshops in Fund Development 

also feature several qualified guest 
speakers. Professionals from Florida 
Hospital, LomaLindaUniversity Medi- 
cal Center, Ronald McDonalds House, 
Community FoundationofGrealerChat- 
tanooga, and many others will present 
information on development, and grant 
proposal writing. 

Finally, students may choose to learn 
the basics involved with video produc- 
tion. During the four-day seminar. Will 
McDonald. Memorial Hospital audio- 
visual production manager, will teach 
the basics including operating a video 
camera, using special effects, and put- 
ting a program together. For those who 
wish to leam more, Volker Henning will 
teach a two week video production class 
following the workshop. 

All of these workshops offer network- 
ing possibilities, and the workshop 
speakers will be available for individual 
conferences and critiques. For more in- 
formation about the Communicators 
Workshops including prices and pre- 
registration procedures stop by the jour- 
nalism department or call 238-2730. 

About 200 student nurses and nursing majors at Southern 
celebrated Tennessee Student Nurse Day with light refresh- 
ments on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Their busy schedules of class- 
room theory and clinical experience necessitated an all-day 
open house from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Herin Hall. Pictured with the 
special cake are nursing student Melissa Crownover and Joan 

Southern Accent 

Greatest Hit 

Last week, I realized anew what makes. America so great. Travelling through 

Allans. I pushed the "scan" button on my car radio and previewed all the clearly 

eived frequencies. One station played a Mozart piano sonata. Another played 

Madonna's "Material Girl." One station broadcast 1920"s jazz. Another transmitted 

s rap. One station aired Rush Limbaugh's call-in program. Another relayed 

s Talk of the Nation. 

i Listening to the radio. I remembered what is right with America. Despite uncon- 

rollable debt, crime, drug abuse, and family breakdown, in Americalcan be whoever 

ir whatever 1 want to be. I can like Mozart, Madonna, or both. I can be a doctor, a 

pcher, or both. I can buy a Ford, a Honda, or both. I can criticize President Clinton, 

Bob Dole, or both. I have the right. I have the privilege. 

Today I know that Madonna represents what is right with America. Hercontrover- 
,ul t |uc.tionably immoral lifestyle embodies America's most radical and priceless 
jttribute: the freedom to act according to conscience within the confines of our 

m, the freedom to disagree with the majority and still be okay. 
j Unfortunately, some think the institutions of government, established to protect 
is right, thwart majority will and restrict society's harmonious existence. Homo- 
texuals. radical religious groups, and other similar minorities shouldn't be tolerated. 
they •;>>. because these people destroy the moral and social fabric of our nation. 
: or wrong, these accusers seek to destroy the very right that ensures their own 
i to a diversity of opinion and action. They forget the principles advocated by 
: and intrepid heroes who established our union. They fight against those 
mVileges our nation's creators fought so fiercely to obtain. 

leless advice from a well-traveled father to his naive son, our founding 
father. Thomas Jefferson, left this time-honored advice to an infant America: 
"If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this 
Union or to change its republican form, let them stand 
undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of 
opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." 
(Iuiil\ staled, tins cad kit I belie) in minority I'lvalniii is one nl'ihe sjreat virtues of 
n society. Or. in radio lingo, America's greatest hit. 
h'liuiiklreds <>\ \uais. ilie [innuples set lurih by our constitution have brought our 
a hope. Wealth, and power unprecedented in world history. If heeded, the 
ionofourl'nundine fathers will continue to guarantee this "unalienable right" 
>r IhiiiiIiliIs (if years to come. 

Ind.iy.i.vei-y A merit, an lobbyist, etvil ii;jlils aUivisf. and miimrih sjrnup '.lands a- 
kMiniony to ihis promise ol radieal freedom. Rvery dissenting voice and unpopular 
imons us to uphold this liberty. Today, my own freedom to act according 
nee. regardless of popular sentiment, remains an enduring i 

Monday deadline to pull back mortars 
and heavy guns surrounding Sarajevo, 
Serbian forces eluded a promised air 
strike from NATO and U.N. forces. Al- 
though the Serbs met the demands, 
U.S. President Clinton warned that 
NATO "must remain vigilanf because 
the "ultimatum stands." If Serbian artil- 
lery does not remain at least 12 miles 
from Sarajevo or under U.N. control, air 
strikes are in order. 

OLYMPICS: Through Sunday, the first 
Olympic week in Lillehammer, the Nor- 
wegians held 1 5 medals, tied with Rus- 
sia for the most of any country. The 
United States claimed seven, four gold 
and three silver. 

SOUTH AFRICA: In South Africa, 
Nelson Mandela blamed Zulu political 
leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi for the 
slaughter of 15 ANC election workers. 
Buthelezi is Mandela's chief black rival 
in South Africa's first all-race elections 
set for April. 

MIDDLE EAST: Israeli Prime Minister 
Yitzhak Rabin announced that Israel 
may further delay withdrawing from parts 
of the occupied territories. He cited the 
need to resolve conflicts pertaining to 
Palestinian self-rule. 

INFLATION?: Federal Reserve Chair- 
man Alan Greenspan testified before 
Congress yesterday, justifying the cen- 
tral bank's decision to push up short- 
term interest rates a quarter percentage 
point. The higher interest rates have 
worried some who think the move dem- 
onstrates signs of inflation. 

HEALTH CARE: Congress continues to 
debate President Clinton's health care 
plan this week as the White House 
pushed back its timetable for the plan's 
passage. Anticipating major debate and 
reworking of the plan, the White House 
now hopes to see a plan adopted by 
June or July. 

DAVIDIAN TRIAL: After six weeks of 
testimony from over 1 30 witnesses, the 
trial of 1 1 Branch Davidians, accused of 
murdering four ATF agents in the Feb. 
28, 1993 assault on their Waco com- 
pound, will reach jury later this week. 
Deliberations should begin after closing 
arguments end on Wednesday. 

— Compiled by David Bryan. 

What is the biggest problem 
facing America today? 

36% Crime 
32% Loss of Morality 
10% Wasteful Gov't. Spending 
5% Poverty 



What is the biggest problem facing America today? 

§ckof a moral conscience, which 
n to commit wrongs without 

"Government's financial 

"Violence in America is out of control. I 
irresponsibly! We spend'too much would pursue tighter gun control laws." 
money helping other countries at the Dayid Smjth 

expense of our own." English/Speech 

Lara Thurmond 
FR Nursing 

"A loss of a sense of right and wrong 

in a large percentage of America's 


Southern Accent 


February 23, 1994 


Facing the Music 

Until those— our music department personnel, our church board members, our 
laymen and laywomen. our pastors-who influence the worship servtce format of 
our college church care to consider the ever-decreasing number of our college 
students who attend our traditional, which isn't always bad, but stilted, which is, 
college church and are truly fulfilled by its worship sendee, until these people just 
relax, just rest their raised hands, just listen, just open their eyes and witness this 
trend, this steady flow of American college students going from churches with 
traditional worship services w churches with updated "meet your needs" worship 
services, a phenomenon that has occurred at PUC and CUC and who knows where 
else, and which occurred Sabbath, Feb. 12, here on this campus when over 100 
collegiates packed Pierson Chapel for Koinonia, a collegiate-run praise worship 
service that will no doubt soon demand a larger worship hall, until these people just 
drop the notion that that million-dollar organ is somehow sacred and must be used 
at both services, and that drama must not (even though Jesus used visuals all the 
time), until they let the idea dawn on them that no worship format is Biblical by 
nature and that even the Doxology was new and radical at one time, until they 
realize that occasionally change is good after all, until they concur that a simple 
solution — one early praise service and one late traditional service, or the other way 
around— is a decision away, until they see that the problem is not with college 
students and community who want a fresh, new service that looks and feels and is 
professional, that has a theme, and that flows into Pastor Bietz's sermons more 
effectively than before, but that the problem is with those who can't rejoice at the 
idea that there are still some collegiate Adventists in our country that don't dread 
the Sabbath Day, but look forward to it with hearts ready to feel and minds ready 
to take in the Lord' s Presence in a worship service that is sufficiently geared toward 
their needs, until these people wake up to these trends, these realities, and reach out 
once more to our collegians on this campus, then we might as well drop the 
designation "college" from this college church here in Collegedale. 


■~ v The OMicial Sludent Newspaper 
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Assistant Editor 

Rick Mann 
Layout Editor 

Ellen S. Roberts 
World News Editor 

David Bryan 

Sports Editor 

N. Steve Gensolin 
Religion Editor 

Daniel Nyirady 
Missions Editor 

Cynthia Antolin 
Lifestyles Editor 
Heather Brannan 


Stacy Spaulding 


Bryan Fowler 

Matthew Niemeyer 

Chris Stokes 

Graphic Artist 

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Ad Manager 

Matthew Wilson 


Greg Larson 


Dr. Herbert Coolidge 

phone number. The writer's nam. 
edited for space and clarily. Tuee< 
tellers is [he Friday before publical 

Id .il the auilmr's requesi. Letters will be 
: righl lo reject any lerler. The deadline for 
! in AccentBoxes around campus or under 
P.O. Bon 370, Collegedale. TN 37315. Or 

Which do you prefer at a 
church worship service? 

25% Praise Music 12% Hymns 63% Both 

How often do you attend the Collegedale 
Church Service when school is in session? 

20% Always 36% Sometimes 

32% Usually 12% Never 

(If you do not attend Collegedale, 
what is the primary reason?) 

40% Don't like service 22% Other 

18% Sleep 12% Too Big 
8% Other _ I 

fcruary23, 1994 


Southern Accent 


rJIS i"Tw R ° manC , e '' "" PUl " iShed '" "■^-"'■ladmittcd 
SONAL SPACE. However, tha, did no, stop S omeo„e from grabbing my al 

women and men reason differently, relate differently, perceive differently. This 
h Vader who tossed me faded ,o realize this fact, as well a S the faet that i, i s , 994 
lolonBerhisprerogaUvetoshowor tell meiflneedtobe kissed ornc.Idon'thave 
it up with such infantilism anymore. 

most ways, women have grown out of the confines of inferiority. I am getting the 
: education as he ,s getting. And the more knowledge I obtain, the belter off I am 
■ore capable I am of charting out my place on this campus and in mis world. At the 
lime, 1 am able to provide for myself, by myself, a room of my own. My own 

w feeling like I had accomplished this when Darth Vader rudely assailed mv 
danes. He took on the role of a not so extinct class of men who find themselves 
tened by the reality that women can intellectually and emotionally compare to 
I thought I had written a good article on why women and men should notsacrifice 
identities in trying to "land" a mate. But I suppose that Darth Vader found my 
e tnle or "too" feminine or stupid. Maybe he wanted to put me back into the place 
d carved out for me: in his room. 

her way. I refuse to evacuate my space. So I talked to a lawyer. He confirmed that 
; legal grounds to press assault and battery charges. For now, this article is my 
Mive. But a "little kiss" is not the real issue. The issue is whether or not the Darth 
rs on this campus, in this country, and on this planet are justified in actions that 
women feel like inferiors. They are not. of course. Darth Vader has no more right 
s me than he has right to rape me. It is my due to have a room of my own, room 
ibject to the whims and prejudices and egos of Darth Vaders. 
men. don't let anyone or anything invade your personal space. Men, if you want 
■men to stay as tolerant as we usually arc. keep your appendages out of our war 
: away form our bodies. And don't forget that we all respect Mrs. Bobbin just a 

fly article is influenced by Virginia Wooirs A room of One's Own, a writer's 
"' n of the history of women and fiction. 




[he church's "Adopt-a-Student" program 

|ne final 18 seconds of womens' all-star 


■Pringtime in February 


jFPortsmanlike conduct during basket- 

1)311 games 
|°nditions of the tennis court nets 

Halation of Oakwood/Southern game 

Biased World 

NewTenT'"? • C ° nCerni,, S "» World I w °"'d l*e to congratulate Dr. Ruth 
News editorial in yottr Jar,. 27, issue of Williams-Morris on her excellent chal- 
lenge to us all to rally to the side of o 

brother. Jeris Bragan. Yes, he is in big 
trouble. God is the judge and one day He 
will carry out justice. In the meantime I 
let my brother suffer when I 
he has been wrongly accused. 
Why do I believe Jeris Bragan is irino- 

Smtthem Accent, "Just One Qi 

by David Bryan. According to Mr. 

Bryan, President Clinton has single 

handedly jump-started the economy, 

pioneered the movement to downsize 

the military, fought against crime, and bel 

reformed health care, etc. My family i 

andhasalwaysbeenstaunchlyRepubli- centofthemurderofMr.GeorgeUrice 

S*? I T^ my V ' eW may be Nov " 22 ' 1976 « and ** an ^stice was 
shghtlyb.ased.Thereare.hethreemain done ,o him during the recent, seem- 
reasons I degree with Mr. Bryan's ingly b.ased retrial Jan. 24-29? 
P c m0I \,» n '" First ' befor e die trial, the judge 

hirst, Mr. Bryan asks us "What don't ruled that nothing about the character of 
you approve of?" Then he lists numer- theprosecution'smain witness Darlene 
ous items that he, and other Clinton Whary, be said in court If you cannot 
devotees,attribute.othemanasachieve- know if a person is respected as an 
ments. Let s take a close look at some of honest upright citizen, how can you de- 
the.r achievements." The appointment pend on what that person says? 
ofMs^GinsbergtotheSupremeCourtis 2. The jurors knew Mr. Bragan had 
one.IhavenothmgagainstMs.Ginsberg, been found guilty in the 1977 trial— this 
but tell me, what is so terrific about her could have led them to a biased conclu- 
appomtment? Perhaps, if she were the sion. However, they were not permitted 
first woman to be appointed to the Su- to know that the first sentence was based 
preme Court, it might have been an on fallacious testimony given by a life- 
achievement. I'm sorry to have to re- time criminal who was granted a short- 
mind you. but President Reagan beat ened sentence in exchange for his lie 
Clinton to it by appointing Sandra Day about the killing. 
°'C° nnor - 3. The expert witness, Dr. Kris Sperry, 

Hirthermore, Mr. Bryan leads us to a nationally known forensic pathologist 
believe that President Clinton has made form Atlanta, stated the original medi- 
theeconomybetter.Howdidhecometo cal examination report (perfumed by a 
that conclusion? Lower mortgage rates, urologist who posed as a forensic pa- 
m'on"of thologist) was incomplete and showed 
housing no evidence as to how Mr. Urice died, 
indica- The marks found on the body did not 
afraid that support the story of Ms. Whary, that Mr. 
ne from a Urice died from blows to the head and 
president. That a president has any ma- pressure of a nightstick to his throat to 
jor influence on the national economy asphyxiate him. During his testimony 
has been a misconception held by many thejudge discounted Dr. Sperry's words, 
Americans for many years. Politics may sent the jury out then asked if Mr. Urice 
play a small factor in our economy, but could have died form just falling down 
itisthecreativeness,energy,andstamina the stairs. Dr. Sperry replied, "Most 
of the American people that makes or certainly." But the jurors were not al- 
breaks our economy. lowed to hear the declaration— was it 

Perhaps Mr. Bryan hit on a point when feared this information might favor Mr. 
he asked us if we are unemployed, or Bragan? I believe so. 

4. The jurors, according to a news 
reporter, discounted Mr. Bragan's story 
that his ex-wife was involved with the 
final events of Mr. Urice'slife.becauuse 

a low unemployment 
over a million jobs 
starts, and positive 
tors? No. Mr. Bryan, I 
these factors could noi 

starting a family, or working full time 
and not able to afford health insurance. 
Because the majority of college stu- 
dents are not in that position, perhaps we 

cannot judge President Clinton fairly. I she weighs only 90-100 lbs. and there- 
think not. We may not be in any of those fore could not have done anything with 
situations, but we certainly do know an inebriated 175 lb. man. I have wit- 
people who are, and who disapprove of nessed four or five strong men attempt 
Clinton'spolicies.Evenifwedon'tknow to hold down a small, angry and fearful 
anyone in those situations, we have a woman. 

right to disagree and, yes, even disap- 5. Mr. Bragan has already served 15 

prove of the policies Clinton has man- years in prison. His record has been 

aged to implement during his first year exemplary. His life both in prison and 

in office. out for almost two years now has been 

An option in editorials is bias. Even an aid to society. He has authored four 

so, it should be informed bias. One sug- books and written over 200 inspirational 

gestion Mr. Bryan: The r 
write an editorial, be sure 
accuracy of your opinion; 

Laura Neergaard 

tt time you articles in a variety of Christian raaga- 
i check the zines. Thousands across the States and 
overseas love and respect this man. Those 
who know him cannot believe this soft- 
hearted, genuine, faith-filled Christian 
could possibly be a murderer. 

Jesus Christ was wrongly accused for 
my sin. He bore the guilt all along. If we 
are His disciples, will we let our brother 
waste away bearing another's guilt? If 
you want to get involved with the Bragan 
Defense League call Tammy White at 
2419, or the Gulleys at 472-5652. 

Leona Gulley 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 

February 23, 1994 

"Maybe I'll see someone interesting Maybe not . I'll make something 
up if I have to." -E.0. Grundset, under his breath. 

Along the 



Thae'saw^psychologicalaiuiimJefinableeinotional feeling pervading the 
L ...npus (the f-rench would call il "l'air du temps"') generated by: end ot the nine- 
weeks terror SA election-time hype, winter malaise (everyone is ured ot this 
„,soni evcik-mem and hiah hopes for the Winter Olympic Game- (though 
.aimed is they are by the Kerrigan-Harding skating scandal), and anticipation of 
the upcoming Spring Break rejuvenation. . 

Sojet , ssetouttodiscover(naturally)whatsomepeople , sworstnightmaresare 

,nd secondly, what others are doing during Spnng Break. We'll start out in Ma/ te 
Henri Hall (the buildine). When I entered by the back door. Mrs. Betty 
TeterenmusiasticaUyusheredmeintoroomlOl-Bwhereabuffetof peachy-pink 
nu,uh a hu-e relish dish, and three large flats of cake (all decorated with pink and 
red flowers") was laid out. 1 asked her what the occasion was and she replied. 
"Today is Student Nursing Day and we're celebrating— help yourself." So I did! 
By the way. the nursing department seems to be trying to keep their Christmas 
pomsemasaliveaileastas long asthechurchismeirslOutnear the lobby someone 
has mounted pictures of couples (all autographed). We've got going-steadies, 
engaged, and-'wanna-be's" mounted on red construction paper hearts widi "cute" 
sj> ins like "cutie-pie, lover boy.dollface, honey bunch" scattered amongst them. 
Well, up in KR's Place, where the survey continued, they're selling, among 
other things, heart-shaped boxes of candy sporting a leggy cartoon-type frog 
blurting out 'Have I load you lately that I love you?" Four boxes left. 

OK, what did we find out? Well, some of us have some strange phobias. In 
answer to the question "What isyour worst nightmare?" here are dozen responses 
(and we'll do this without telling of clothes everyone is wearing!) engineering 
majorMikeZmajfromMcDonaW,renn.— "drinking outofsomepne else's glass 
and then contracting mononucleosis; 1 ' pre-physical therapist Kacy Tate from 
Cleveland, Ga— "being sat on by someone larger than myself;" D. Scott 
Hennard from De Queen, Art— "not finding the woman of my dreams;" AS 
nursing student Katlyn Horney from Grasonville, Md— "my family being killed 
in front of me and now they're chasing me;" speech pathology major Julie Dittes 
from Portland, Teiin.—\\er nightmare already happened: "someone burned my 
spaghetti and that set off the fire alarm while I was in the shower" KR' s manager 
Jacque Cantrdl. untruth Imm Ciin itmuti, Ohio — "fear of falling off j hiyh 
cliff. I was riding a bus one time and dreamed that that happened- It turned out I 
as falling off the seat!" 

Continuing on with these nightmares: biology major Leslie Brooks from 
Colfax, N.C. — "I'm pumping gas at a service station and don't have any money 
to pay for it; "biology majorTaris Gonzalez from Springfield, Mass. and dietetics 
major Juliana Hawkins from Knox\'ille, Tenn. both fear that they'll "show up in 
class with no clothes on," biology major Brent Goodge from Knoxville, Tenn. — 
"taking a class in Quantum Physics;" also biology major Tobias Bitzer from St. 
Louis, Mo. — "having only 45 minutes to take one of Dr. Warren's Organic 
'.'li: mi > i. ■■..'■ ii •. BS nursing major Ruth Ashworth from Cleveland, Tenn. — 
"getting infested with lice upon arriving in the Philippines, then finding rats in my 
bed, and snakes threatening me — but I'll love if," and most ethereal of all by 
general education major Clifton Brooks from Toledo, Ohio — "seeing the woman 
of my dreams turn from a cloudy reflection into a goldfish in the icy waters of the 

In the other survey, "What do you plan to do during Spring Break?" the 
following students are all going home, to the Florida, California, or Hawaii 
beaches or variations thereof in order to "Find some sun;" John Fisher, Greg 
Mitchell, Patricia Smith, Javier Sierra, Agnieszka Jaworska, Jeane 
Hernandez, Rachel Lewis, and Becky Schwab (well, I promised to get their 
names in the paper). However, Tonya Simoes is traveling to Florida to watch her 
uncle tie the matrimonial knot; Todd Leonard is really traveling to Majuro, 
Marshall Islands, to help build a gymnasium for an SDA school; and the ultimate 
Spring Break activity: Scott DeLay is getting married to Stacy Spaulding and 
going on a honeymoon! AHH! 

And . . . lest we forget, the February calendar personality is Matt Whitaker 
(from Wea verville . N.C), Executive S A Vice President. Here he is studying on the 
steps of Hackman Hall. The March three-some is stalwart Steve Nyirady, Jr., 
(from Collegedale, Tenn.) with his two girl friends, Marianne Lorreo (from 
Ooltewah, Tenn.) dad Heidi Canosa (from Collegedale, Tenn. ). This picture was 
taken on one of the bridges near the Tennessee Aquarium downtown. 

So... the promenade fountain is bubbling, thecampus clock is telling the correct 
time (both sides), and we can drive uninterrupted through the cross-walk in front 
of the Service Dept. headquarters (thanks to an enlightened grounds department 
for removing the stop signs), and Sandhill Cranes are migrating. Things are pretty 
nice, after all. Now if only Andy Nash will fork up my blue corduroy Accent cap! 

NO PAYNE, NO GAIN: Sophomore Aaron Payne isn't satisfied with the 
standard blade-along-the-promenade, a popular Southern activity as 
of late. 

BOBSLED RACE? In another installment of the Talge Hall WinWl 
Olympics, Dean of Men Stan Hobbs allows his pickup to double as a| 
bobsled. The residents of first-west hall won this event, and were| 
promptly rewarded with a Taco Bell dinner. 


THEIR MOMENT: At the Feb. 1 assembly, all the SA candidates sp<*| 
to the student body. (Candidates pictured: Julia Struntz, Matt J° n 
and Stacy Gold.) 

*ebruary23, 1994 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 


NIGHT OF CLASS: A quintet of 
latcher women and a couple 
ob Jablonski and Joely 
^hwitzgoebel) pose at the 
^Iden's Club and the Read 
, respectively. About 200 
|idents attended the Valentine's 
jnquet, Feb. 13. 

Valentine's Banquet at 
Walden's Club pleases 
eyes, touches hearts 

By Rob White 

Women wearing hair rollers and spandex shorts 
jammed the lobby of Thatcher Hall Sunday night, 
Feb. 13 the eve of the SA's annual Valentine's 
Day Banquet. They came to see the couples, 
immaculate in crisp tuxedos and gleaming 
dresses, leave for Southern's most formal stu- 
dent event of the year. 

"A Musical Night — Touching Your Hearts," 
began at the Walden Club in downtown Chatta- 
nooga. Guests were taken to the 22nd floor of the 
Nations Bank building for a meal of Pasta 
Primavera and steamed vegetables. 'The food 
was excellent, really excellent," says Freshman 
Robert Hopwood. "I was very impressed." 

The view overlooking Chattanooga impressed 
students, too. "You could see the whole city, all lit 
up. It was fantastic," says Sophomore Danny 

The Walden Club's luxurious setting caught 
some dorm residents off-guard. "It was the first 
time I've ever been in a men's restroom where 
they had hair spray and cloth towels for the guys," 
says Hopwood. 'There was mouthwash in a scotch 
bottle, and shoe shine. There were guys primping 
and gargling in the men's bathroom." 

After the meal, everyone went to The Radisson 
Read House to continue the evening with live jazz 
music and some thoughts on love. English Pro- 
fessor Wilma McClarfy gave some variations of 
the definition of "love, "and Freshman Craig Foote 
tried to fathom romance in his self-penned poetry 

"The chairs in the main room were set up like a 
gym assembly," recalls Luis Gracia, a freshman. 
"We were all ready to fill out our attendance cards. 
The music was great, though, the poetry fit the 

Social Vice President Avery McDougle worked 
to make the Valentine Banquet an event to re- 
member. "I wentbanquet shopping," he says. "Dr. 
Wohlers and I went to eight different places to find 
the right atmosphere, the right food, the right 
setting. A lot of work went into designing this 
program, and I feel good that so many people 
appeared to enjoy it." McDougle called the atten- 
dance of almost 200 "about average" for South- 
ern College banquets. 

Junior Phillip Fong gave "A Musical Nighf two 
thumbs up. The SA outdid themselves this year 
with the banquet," he says. "It was much better 
than it has been in past years." 

le my body when it's with your body-oh, wait-wrong poem!" 

Wish Professor Wilma McClarty, reading love poetry at the SA Valentine's Banquet, Feb. 13. 

Southern Accent 

February 23, 1994 

A Non-Sports 
Enthusiast Speaks Up 

By Hank Krumhou, Guest EorroRiAUST 

In the world of sports there is never a dull moment. 

Toronto won the World Series last fall. The Dallas Cowboys destroyed Buffalo again 
10 win their second consecutive Super Bowl. Last Sunday, Seottie Pippen led his East 
team to victory ovcrthe West team in ihe NBA Ail-Star Game. And now, everyone waits 
to seeif America's team will bring home the gold in the Winter Olympics this year. Then 
what? There's golf, tennis, hockey, and stock car races, too. With so much to watch, are 
we blessed — or cursed? 

Here in Talge Hall, also known as ESPN sports centra! headquarters, sports is 
everywhere I turn, lt'sno use checking the TV schedule for any regular programming— 
us mostly sports. 

While working the front desk, I find myself having to talk above the yelling and 
cheering that resounds from the dean's office as several guys scream their teams to 
victory (as if their voices will turn the game around). And there are those thai constantly 
brag and boast about how one team will annihilate the rest and win the big game. Some 
individuals have even bet their hair (all of it) on a particular team. Pass the sports page? 
No. pass the aspirin. 

I am what 1 like to call a non-sports enthusiast. I don't hate sports. Even 1 follow the 
Atlanta Braves (win or lose), and Florida Stale is the team I support. Bui I don't watch 
every game. I don't buy the jerseys, caps, and other memorabilia. 1 couldn't care less 
about batting averages, player's names, team rankings, or coaches' polls. My life 
changes in no way whether one team or another wins. I still have classes, tests, friends, 
and the news to keep up with. 
Can anyone hear me? Turn the television down for a minute — it's half time! 
Why are students so keenly interested in viewing sports? Why should anyone care how 
it all ends? What difference does it all make? What good does it do to get worked up into 
a frenzy over a Game? Someone wins. Someone loses. We all die and pay taxes (and 
tuition). And life goes on. 

In my quest to discover why students go wild over sports, I heard various responses. 
Reasons like "1 enjoy watching because I play it myself." "It's the competition and 
suspense I like, " and "I've got to see my team win" were common. But do these excuses 
justify siudents huddling around the television, screaming like a bunch of crazed 
savages, and ignoring friends, studies, and even God? I hope not 

Dr. Bob Egbert, a psychology professor here at Southern, attributes widespread sports 
fever to a concept called identification. This is incorporating another's values or 
Ui j radon sties into our own. In other words, we live someone else's life because it is 
more exciting and fulfilling than our own life. In sports, when a team we suppon wins, 
we have won. too. Our team did it. On the other hand, a team loss causes us 
L-mbjn-y'.sment, ridicule, and disappointment We live, eat, sleep, and breathe the 
accomplishments of our teams because we feel there is no thrill in our own daily 
victories. This is a shame. This is not life. It's a losing game and so many keep playing. 
Maybe it is natural for one to seek diversion from reality. Watching one group of 
pruk-MoiKil bj|| players crush another one sure makes me feel better. Perhaps 
practical source of stress relief to scream for your team. It might be better to 
violence in sporting events than to vent our hostility toward our friends. And certainly 
sports addiction beats alcohol, sex, or cigarettes. But let's stop and ask where our 
priorities are. Too much of a good thing can be harmful, too. Think about it. 

In the meanwhile, you will not have to fight me for the sports page. Come and get it 
Just leave me the comics. 


Statistical Leaders 

Scoring G 





Biguidy 7 



Nalie 16 

18 194 

Ermshar 8 



Reading 20 

24 13 

Perry 7 



Robbins 23 

30 77 

HenlincS 8 



HenlineJ 15 

20 75 

BroAH 8 



Brown 33 

45 73 




3pt Scoring 


Perry 85 





Ermshar 94 





MofftS. 36 





Sutton 40 





Magee 40 





Johnson 37 



3pt Shots 3PM 





Culpepper 24 





Reading 28 





Brown 30 





Baguidy 28 










Assists Tot 

Rebounds Tot 



Brown 27 





HenlincS 26 





Baguidy 25 





Herschber 24 





Culpepper 16 





Team Statistics 
























Yankelevitz award for players with 
'game in perspective' 

By Peter Griffin 

Scott Yankelevitz "exhibited sporlsman- 
shipof the finest quality," says Steve Jaecks. 
"Bar none, he was the best." 

Yankelevitz was a student at Southern 
nine years ago and was killed in a tragic 
skateboarding accident. His sudden death 
shocked the campus, and his parents wanted 
to do something to keep his name alive. 
Every year at the Rces Series, special ath- 
letes from each league are awarded sports- 
manship awards in his honor. 

This year, the recipients were Brian 
Hindman. Gary Welch, and Slacey Bracket! 
from the B, A, and Women's Leagues, re- 
spectively. There were two winners from 
the A A league, David Beckworth and Kevin 

Steve Jaecks picks the recipients based on 
who best exemplifies what Yankelevitz stood 

for. Those characteristics include "honesty, 
integrity, and always doing the right thing," 
says Jaecks. "He always had the game in 
perspective, which is hard for most of us to 
do. He was a fun-loving kid who always got 
everyone involved." 

This year Brackett also received the Ulti- 
mate Sportsmanship Award. This is the first 
time a woman has been the recipient. Brackett 
says, "I knew Scott and to be a part of what 
he stood for is truly a great honor. I am very 

In the 10 years that the award has been 
available, it has only been given out three 
times. Jaecks says, "The award just involves 
so much that it;s almost impossible to re- 
ceive." It is always given to a senior who has 
participated in every aspect of intramural 
sports: playing, being a captain, officiating. 
and sportsmanship. 

AA League W L 

Herschberger 7 C 



2 Basketball 

Baguidy 5 2 
Dull 3 £ 
Ermshar 2 i 


577 ... ,. 

™ Standings 

Culpepper 2 C 



A League West W 

Johnson 8 

A League East W L 

McNeil 6 1 

Molina 5 

Wood 6 2 

Travis 4 

Ennis 3 5 

Logan 3 

Ingersoll 3 5 
Cho 1 6 

B League W 
Larson 6 
Feldbush 5 

Women's League W L 

Davidson 1 ' 
Hall 5 2 

LaCelle 5 
Caballoro 4 
Torres 2 
Baker l 




Basaraba 4 3 
Gilkeson 3 ' 
Rabago . 1 5 
Atfoller 1 6 

Which of the following do you 
enjoy more? 

60% Playing Sports 

40% Watching Sports — «- 

i Alex Bryan 

pie women outshined the men Saturday 

gilt in a memorable Rees Series All-Star 

Lfalball game.Though the women's game 
dn't include missed dunks, run-and-gun, 
A technical fouls, a finish for the ages will 
si in the minds of those who watched. 
Upby a point with 36 seconds left, the red 
un controlled the ball near mid-court. 
[loosing not to foul, the white played de- 
fense. Jusl when it looked as if the red team 
[odd run out the clock and prevail, two 
Lards for the white team, Janice Kim of 
itlanta and Peggy Davidson of Portland, 
brought the crowd to their feet in 


lebruary I 

Southern Accent 

^^^^^^ m Sports 

Women all-stars Kim and Davidson 
Steal ball, seal game in closing seconds 

With 18 seconds on the clock, Kim stole 
the ball and maneuvered her way down the 
floor. She skillfully avoided stepping out- 
of-bounds, literally walking a tight rope as 
she worked the ball on the left sideline. 
Then, just as it seemed too late, with "Magic- 
like touch" she threaded the ball through 
three defenders into the hands of the charg- 
ing Davidson in the lane. Davidson then 
completed the drive and laid in what was the 
biggest shot of the night with 2.0 seconds 
left on the clock. After a time out, Stacey 
Brackett missed an attempt from half court 
and the final score stood at 35-34. 

Davidson was awarded MVP honors for 
her last-second heroics, scoring, exceptional 
ball handling and floor leadership. 

[ftMEFACES: Sophomores Julie Basaraba and Sean Johnson both SODllOIIIOrGS 60 06 JllDIOrS 111 

|°kpart in Saturday night's games in lies. r w 

Rees final, 108-1 01 

1994 Rees Series Statistics 























Game Scores 

February 17. 1994 

February 19. 1994 

Juniors 76 Freshmen 70 

Freshmen 72 Seniors 62 

Sophomores !3 Seniors 64 

Sophomores 108 Juniors 101 

*Toumamenl Cham 


Statistical Leaden 

Scoring fjs 





Ermsbar 59 


Morris 11 



Brown 54 


Ermsbar 26 



Perry 51 


Brown 19 



Baguidy 42 


Granr. 11 



Henline 33 


Perry 22 





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Henline, S 


Henhne.J 3 





Culpepper I 





Ermshar 2 



Henline, J 


Henline, S 7 




Sleen 4 
Miller 4 







Melkerson 3 




Perry 7 



■^^^m; • 

m ■ 

Brown 13 



Beckworlh 4 



Coffins 4 



Henline, S 4 



Krein 4 



MVP Mark Ermshar 

Bv Richard Arroyo 

lies PE center has been home to more than 
fifteen years' worth of Rees Series Basket- 
ball tournaments. Every year, the Freshmen, 
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors each 
choose a team to represent them in what has 
become the highlight of Southern's intra- 
mural basketball season. This year, another 
enthusiastic crowd gathered to stand up 
(cheering, jeering, booing, laughing, and 
even crying) and show some class spirit. 

The opening games of the tournament, 
held on Thursday, February 17, pitted Ihe 
Freshmen against Ihe Juniors. The Juniors 
stayed in control for most of the game, 
thanks to an unstoppable offensive effort. 
But die Freshmen came back with a hail of 
3-pointers while slowing down the Juniors 
with tougher defense. But the Junior class 
held on to advance to the championship 
game with a 76-70 victory. 

Junior Donnie Baguidy provided enter- 
tainment by winning the longdistance shoot- 
out for the second year in a row during the 
pause before the Senior vs. Sophomore game. 
The Seniors held an early lead until turn- 
overs and poor rebounding allowed the 
Sophomores to pull ahead. The underclass- 

men showed composure and poise, and were 
awarded a final score of Sophomores 83, 
Seniors 64. 

Saturday night, February 19, began with 
the consolation game between the Fresh- 
men and Seniors. The battle for third place 
began with an 18-2 Senior lead. But the 
Freshmen earned respectability and third 
place with stronger rebounding and offense 
than the Seniors could handle. Final score: 
Freshmen 72, Seniors 62. 

The championship game between the 
Sophomores and Juniors was marked by a 
frantic scoring pace by both teams that over- 
shadowed strong defensive efforts by each 
class. The score saw a lead as large as 13 and 
as little as 4, but the Sophomores owned it 
the whole game. The game-long lead was 
held largely thanks to work of MVP Mark 
Ermshar, who averaged 29.5 points pergame 
over the tourney, as well as 4 blocks. Reggie 
Brown contributed heavily to the victory 
also, holding onto the slim lead almost single- 
handedly with several clutch free throws. 
Foul trouble left the Sophomores with three 
players on thecourtforthe final seconds, but 
thc> held on to win,, 108-101. 

Southern Accent 

February 23, 1994 j 




-.Another day 

zzzz.-. Clunk! Mv tropical fish alarm clock hits the Jit 
begin i / dash into the bustling classroom (late again! ') and slide into a hard. 
cold desk. My wandering mind grabs tidbits of the lecture on the Protestant 
Revolution as I think, -Must have been rough. Sure glad it wasn't me getting 
burned at the stake ..." Chunk, I punch my card with the stem, exacting time- 
clock. Another day, another dollar... backedup in traffic on the way into town. 
I mutter under my breath about bad drivers, thinking an accident could never 
happen to me ...1 glance at a magazine and pick it up to read on the bombing 
oftheRursds. "Terrible, "Jthink, "how people can treat each other like that. 
But the brief, sympathetic thought is quickly lost as my growing stomach sends 
me to the cafeteria for supper... Before pulling my covers over my head I turn 
the radio on to make sure my alarm works and hear a news station report the 
u'wrnv of the ozone depletion As my head hits the pillow, 1 think to myself, 
"just another day ..." 

The intense heat and humidity lured me to go snorkeling in the spring, and 
I gave in without a thought. I hurriedly put on my gear and headed out to behold 
the natural wonders of the spring at Camp Kulaqua. 

After snorkeling for a while, I decided to take a break and head back towards 
the dock. As I was sitting there. Todd came over, and we started to talk. I told 
him that I had been snorkeling, and he commented that he had never been down 
to the bottom but wanted to try. So I said 1 would go with him. After talking 
about watching out for each other, he took deep breaths for a couple minutes 
as I put my gear back on. Then he dropped off the dock and started his descent 
He was going pretty slow because he didn't have any snorkeling equipment, 
so I waited for him to go down a ways before I followed. Then I took a deep 
breath, made the quick 35 ft. drop to the bottom, and arrived just as he was 
getting there. We looked around a bit, then he signaled that he was having a 
hard time equalizing— his ears hurt. I was quickly running out of air. so I gave 
him the thumbs-up signal for ascent and proceeded rapidly to the surface. I 
noticed that he. loo. was coming up. although quite slowly. Instead of coming 
straight upas I did, he started to go under the overhanging ledge through a hole. 
I didn't really worry about him much even though I knew he had been down 
quite a while. I started going over to the dock to wait for him. but something 
told me to go over to the hole and watch him come up. So I did. Todd's head 
and shoulders were just starting to appear out of the hole, with his eyes open 
and his hands reaching out and touching the sides. Suddenly, he just became 
motionless, and started to slowly sink back down into the hole. I thought he 
might just be wanting to go around and come up the other way, but then I 
noticed his eyes. They were wide-open and glazed over. Simultaneously I 
noticed he was lying back and starting to sink faster and faster to the bottom. 
Then my brain clicked, and before I knew what I was doing, I took a quick, 
shallow gulp of air and headed down the hole after him. As I got closer and 
closer, 1 could see his body convulsing and his face turning blue-gray. I was 
staring death straight in the face. And I was scared. By the time I reached him 
and grabbed his arm, we were at the bottom of the spring once more. My lungs 
were beginning to scream for air, and I doubted that I had enough to swim to 
the surface, let alone drag him up, too. All I could do was cry to God for Help. 
After what seemed like an eternity, we finally broke the surface. 1 ripped the 
snorkel out of my mouth and yelled for help. I dragged him over to the dock 
and hoisted him up with Joey's assistance. My brother Steve, who was the 
camp nurse, was up at the rope gate talking when I appeared at the surface, and 
as soon as he heard me yelling, be bolted down to the dock. Steve made aquick 
assessment of Todd and noticed that he wasn't breathing because his mouth 
was locked shut in a seizure. As Steve attempted to open his airway, Todd was 
foaming and gurgling through his teeth. Finally his mouth was pried open. He 
j immediately sucked in some air, coughed once, then gave a feeble laugh. As 
he slowly regained consciousness, the color returned to normal. 

Never again will any day be "just another day." Never again will I begin a 
morning without falling on my knees and thanking God for giving me another 
day to live. 1 know with all certainty that He saved Todd's and my life for a 
specific reason. That day at Kulaqua has convinced me that the same God who 
spoke with Abraham. Isaac, and Jacob is still desperately trying to talk to us 
today. He is doing everything He possibly can to shake us out of our lethargy, 
to wake us up to reality, to tell us how little lime this world as we know it has 
to turn on its axis. It's up io you and me whether or not we will listen. 

"/ know your deeds, you have a reputation of being alh e, hut von are dead. 
Wake up! Strengthen what remains andis aboul to die. for 1 hove not found 
your deeds complete in the sight of my God... But if you do not wake up, I will 
come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will < mm- to s „„ " i R es 

Student-run Koinonia already 
catching on as worship alternative 

Bv Rick Mann 

Koinonia— A Greek word meaning "fel- 
lowship." And the name of a new and 
contemporary, non-traditional worship ser- 
vice on campus that meets every Sabbath in 
PiersonChapel. Put simply, Koinonia (pro- 
nounced coin-known-knee-a) hopes to meet 
collegiate needs. 

"We want Koinonia to be spirit-filled, 
Christ-centered and student-led," says Steve 
Nyirady, senior religion major and co-leader 
of Koinonia. "It's a worship alternative that 
isn't celebrational, but rather a contempo- 
rary service specifically geared to colle- 

"The Collegedale Church can't meet ev- 
eryone needs," says Nyirady. "They have a 
responsibility to the community as well as 
students, and that's understandable. But in 
the process of targeting twodifferent groups, 
it has sacrificed a specific collegiate focus." 
(See page 6 for AccentPoll results concern- 
ing this subject.) 

According to Nyirady, Koinonia hopes to 
meet these unmet collegiate needs in differ- 
ent ways. Sabbath school iscentered around 
the small group. Topics vary from week to 
week in a comfortable, conversational for- 
mat that encourages interaction and per- 


sonal growth. 

The worship service offers a 
difference while shying away from tradition 
alism. Praise songs, small group prayer time 
short testimonials, and preaching focused I 
directly collegians, are com- 
bined into a single, inspirational service. 

Attendance for the first two weeks has been 
good, says Nyirady, especially since little has I 
been done to promote Koinonia around « 
pus. Average attendance has been ami 
100 students each week. 

Another distinctive difference between I 
Koinonia and Collegedale is student leader- 
ship. From planning, organization, and ex- 
ecution, students are the leaders. "We're | 
looking for innovative people and ideas," 
saysNyirady. "Wewantasmanystudentsas I 
possible to be involved and to lend their input I 
and insight." 

Sophomore co-leader Carrie Young clari- 
fied that invitation. "This isn't a religion I 
major preaching lab, but rather a time for I 
students with a message on their hearts oi 
burden to serve to find an outlet in worship 

Koinonia meets in Pierson Chapel in the I 
religion building. Sabbath school begins al I 

10:15am, Worship service at 11:15am. Ser- [ 

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founds, sights, and strawberries 
1st two months away 

[Hank Krumholtz 

jdden away in the basement of Lynn Wood Hall is a 

[]1 busy office known as Festival Studios. Is this 

ilhem's party headquarters? Sort of. Actually, it is 
mall group of dedicated students work many hours 

k week to put together one of Southern College's most- 

[cipalcd parties — Strawberry Festival. 

[trawberry Festival is a muhimedia presentation utilizing 
lo six wide projection screens, sixteen slide projectors, 
;cores of color slides tcilming students, events, and 
ilies from the school year. Following the show, slu- 
will receive a copy of Southern Memories, the school 
100k. Vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberry topping 

also be served. This year's show is scheduled for April 

Festival Studios director, has produced 
rly thirty such multimedia shows over the past four 
ts. Because the Strawberry Festival is the largest pro- 
he has done, it is not unusual for him to spend over 
hoursinthetinystudio. Why does he do it? "I've seen 

CLOSE: Festival Producer 
int Taglavore must corre- 
ond thousands of slides 
th the right music bed. 
ashmen and new students, 
I April 16 multimedia show 
Bne of the largest you'll ever 

the tremendous impact that slides and music have on our 
emotions," Taglavore says. "We have the ability here i.. 
make students think, look back, and remember " 

According to Taglavore, this year's show will feature 
several new additions and ideas. For one, Taglavore has 
rethought the sections in the show. "We've tried to include 
more pictures of as many students as possible," says 
Taglavore. "It's important for us to find slides thai best 
reflect what's most meaningful to students." 

Other changes include the addition of more artwork. "By 
computerizing title slides and using other artistic touches, 
we hope to enhance the show without detracting from 
quality," Taglavore says. He has also changed the projector 
formal and added new special effects that will "appeal to 
their senses." "They may get wet this year." says Taglavore. 

Taglavore says the show's production is on schedule so 
far. And the theme for this year's festival? It's top secret. 
But Taglavore says it is relevant to the school year. He 
offers this advice to students: "They need to bring their 
imaginations and come prepared to voyage with us." 

Etiquette Bloopers 

By Ellen S. Roberts 

Starting out as a loner, it soon influences another to 
join. As the clapping descends upon the auditorium, the 
audience cringes because the musical number hasn't 
finished. Instead it pauses before moving on to the next 

Most everyone has experienced this feeling if they 
have attended a classical concert at Southern College. 
Are the students being rude to the performers? Or 
perhaps they are ignorant of proper conduct at these 
classical events. 

Some students (eel the rudeness at concerts isn't 
intentional. "I've never seen any one deliberately clap 
their hands in the middle of a piece knowing it was 
wrong," comments Leslie Brooks, senior biology major. 
"I appreciate Dr. Orlo Gilbert when he gets up before a 
concert and says 'You don't need to clap until the piece 
is enfirely finished. However in case you do, don't feel 
embarrassed. " 

Others feel sorry for those who do clap out of hand. "I 
wonder if they realize there is a proper time to express 
themselves. I figure they have no idea." said senior 
nursing major, Anita Byers. 

"I get angry at the way people get this pious attitude 
towards those who don't realize it is wrong to clap. I think 
our generation is bored with the stiff artists concerts so 
they don't attend. When they finally do start attending 
classical concerts, they aren't aware they are doing 
wrong," said Brooks. 

Even though students are offended by clapping at 
classical concerts on campus, everyone seems to agree 
is an education process. Senior business major 
David Beckworth said, "I think clapping before a piece is 
finished is very inappropriate, but it happens because 
3 haven't been educated. As a freshman I didn't 
the proper rules, but I learned. It's part of the 
freshman experience. We seem to get frustrated with 
students who clap, but in college they leam in time." 

So when the next time students clap their hands and 
the audience cringes, you can be sure they are marking 
another scratch in their learning book of "Etiquette Bloop- 

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1 once met Johnny Cash at an airport (I am not making this up). Just about 
e, eryone was ignoring him. and. in hindsight. I should have done the same. But 
seeing ,.v I tad mv guitar with me. I sauntered over and asked him if he would 
pi a* j tunc. He pulled the guitar out and twanged it a couple of times, then 
laughed, saying. "It's out of tune, son." As people giggled. 1 headed back to my 
seal ever more determined lo ban country music. 

I tend to live in U-La Land. After hearing of the Johnny Cash fiasco, mos! 
people say lo me. "What did you expect?" 

Whatlwamed lobe able torepoit was thatJohnny cradled m> guilai and said 
"Son, I really appreciate that gesture since I have a new lune never before 
played in public." And then he and I would have sung it togelher. while flight 
attendants, weary travelers, and hijackers gathered near, swaying hand-in- 
hand, all because of the boy brave enough to offer his guitar to Johnny Cash. 
Inslead of Universal Harmony. I was in Smirk Central. 

It started when I had a terrific earache in second grade. For days it hurl, so 
mom look me lo the doctor, and while in the office, I began imagining what Ihe 
doctor could say: "Ma'am. I've taken the liberty of calling the authorities 
because I believe your son's head is receiving messages from aliens in outer 
space." Big NASA officials would soon surround me and beg me to cooperale 
as the fate of Ihe world rested in my ability to concentrate. "You can do it. boy!" 
a general would bark from behind his slogie. "What are them green gremlins 
tellim: ya?" There I was. trying to make something more than it should be. 

Now. let me explain lesl Summerour Hall empties in a frenzy headed my 

At the moment, our popular culture is praising reality, the ultra pure kind. 
When lyrics glorify violence toward women, hatred of authority, life in the 
ghelto. and the power of guns, the reason. I'm told, is that "This is the way it 
is." When I object lo language on the he screen, I'm passed off as a hayseed. 
'This is the way people really talk." When Ihe news of recent trials had reached 
saturation point ("Please tell the court once more, Lorena..."). I found it 
difficult lo say enough widiout hearing the inevitable. "Bui this is Real Life!" 
It's as illegitimacy was found in the fact thai because something is. then it must 
be good as well. 

It's a crock. Greamess lie-, in rising above the mundane. Certain literature, 
music, thoughi and deed has withstood the ages simply because it was the 
success of attempting lo rise to ones vision and dream of what could be. 
Acceptance of realily is a healthy start for all for us. but Ihe realization of a 
dream is primo. "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Not really. You 
could survive on status quo. but it's only that — survival. 

As for me. I'll keep guine up I" celebrities and saving hi. Sometimes its a 
bust, but at least I didn't jusl sil there. If 1 had. I would never have met Heather 
Locklear, but that's another story. 

Watching your cholesterol, 
and living well 

By Matt Rodgers 

Life for John Buckston was exciting and 
full of adventure when he was young. Stay- 
ing up late, eating everything in sight and 
stressing out overwork became habit. "Live 
life and taste death" was his motto, after all 
you're only young once. 

Thirty years later, John was enjoying a 
game of golf on a sunny afternoon when he 
felt a crushing pain sweep across his chest. 
All he could do was curl up into a ball on the 
ground and wish that he had chosen a better 
motto to live by in his younger years. As he 
faded in and out of consciousness, he prom- 
ised that if he survived, he would do all he 
could to better his health. 

After many tests, doctors told John that a 
cholesterol problem had caused severe nar- 
rowing of an artery supplying blood to his 
heart. Fortunately, the blockage was not 
severe enough to have caused an actual heart 
attack. Angina pectoris, a condition signal- 
ing that the heart muscle was deprived of 
oxyeen, had caused the pain. Luckily for 
John though, cholesterol problems do have 

There are two typesof cholesterol present 
in the body. Low density lipoprotein (LDL), 
and high density lipoprotein (HDL). 

LDL's are the trouble makers. High LDL 

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and peripheral vascular disease. If the LDL 
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The concentration of LDL in the bl 
determined by its rate of production and I 
removal, both of which are affected by diet 

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between sexes. 

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levels i'ornio-sl individuals, rcjiularc? 
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Gold Medals 
for Caring 

Once again, I am motivated. My homework sits idly on my lap as I stare 
intently at the TV screen. Muscular bodies flash past in bright multi-colored 
outfits that look like a second skin. The Olympics are here, and I'm pumped 
up and ready to go. Cross-country skiing, the luge, speed skating, downhill 
skiing — only a couple of the limitless possibilities, I tell myself, flexing my 
muscles and studying every move carefully. 

Only slightly dampened when my father informs me that there 
bobsledders (I thought it looked like the most fun to train for), I picture myself 
whizzing down the ski slope during spring break with everyone whispering. 

That must be Picabo Street," and with talent scouts poling furiously to audi 
up with me and trying to send me to training camp for 1998. Suddenly the 
;s on and tells the viewers, "The average age of competitors in 
." Whoa — one more year. I better get busy and drop out of 
school now! 

OK. maybe not. But let's suppose the events were at Southern College. I 
could compete in the three million stairs climb to Summerour Hall and the 
maralhon from Brock to the church in time for chapel. I'm not a great sprinter, 
but I have turned in some impressive performances in the 1 1 : 1 4 p.m. curfew 
dash to Thatcher from my car. 1 might have a chance at the quarter mile speed 
walk to Brock Hall in the morning, and I think I would be a favorite for the itold 

Ihc night before lerni paper speed writing event. 

Bui why bother? Why do even Olympic athletes bother to train to shave 
seconds off world record times? 

Because somebody cares. 

For many Olympic athletes, that somebody is a specific person or group of 
people. Dan Jansen wanted gold to dedicate to his sister. Bonnie Blair enjoyed 
ihe support of a large family and her hometown. Johann Koss, the Norwegian 

lUter, brought twool the blind kids be spends so much lime with so they could 

Mlicrcwlienhe won the gold. And Krislen fallim cared because she donated 

me marrow for her brother just weeks before the Olympic gi 

And the other athletes — they do it because their country cares and the world 

ues. if people didn't reward these athletes by watching them on TV, buying 
tickets to watch them perform, treating them like heroes, or offering them 
endorsement contracts, most athletes probably wouldn't ever have the desire 

) compete — what would be the point? 

But we do care. 

We spend hours watching Americans pull for the U.S. competitors. We 

Sell the medal count and keep track of our favorite athletes. 

And we should care at Southern College, too. 

If the person beside you in class gets the best grade on a test, congratulate 
him. If your suitemate sticks to her exercise program faithfully, tell her you're 
impressed and proud of her. If someone walks by you in an outfit or sweater 
you like, compliment her. If people beat you in a basketball game, a 

a volley ball game, or a racquetball game, congratulate them. And if 
fomeone is struggling and makes a commitment to God, show him you care. 

Southern College is full of winners. Let's show them 

I have a favorite moment that 
I get to relive every year in No- 
vember. It's the moment when 
the students on the Art Appre- 
ciation trip see the skyline of 
New York City for the first time. 
If they're asleep, they wake up. 
The headsets come off. They 
look up from their books. Some- 
times they even cheer. 

Occasionally, I receive a post- 
card from former Art Apprecia- 
tion students who write from dis- 
tant art museums to tell-me that 
this class gave them a life-long 
appreciation for art. Those are 
great moments, too. 

Southern Accent 

February 23, 199 4 J 

If you could, what event would you incorporate into the Olympics? 

"Waterskiina. They work as 
hard as athletes and^ 
deserve recognition." 

"Midget sumo-wrestling. ' 

Heather Aasheim 
JR History 

"Reverse figure skating- 
Make the girl throw the guy. ' 

Erica Cody 
SO Long Term Health Care 

Spring Break welcomed by students, 
then and now 

By Rob White 

William Wohlers flew clown ihc snow-covered ] 
his skis a blur of whispering speed. 

While students al Southern prepare for len days of surf, 
slopes, and sleep, faculty members reminisce about their 
own spring breaks at college, before the days of snow 
hoarding and MTV beach parties. 

"I was in college al Walla Walla from 1 965 to 1 969," says 
Wohlers. "For two years, 1 worked through spring break 
One year, I went skiing for about three days. I'd try to get 
lime for some skiing at spring break, but usually I was 
working at the college press." 

Wohlers wasn't alone. Elaine Egbert, Talge Hal! office 
manager, stayed busy, loo. "1 stayed at school and worked, 
because I had to work my way through. It doesn't sound too 
exciting, but it was worth it." 

David Smith. English professor, recalls his spring breaks. 
"I worked at home in Illinois during hivuk. doing what they 
call loday 'environmental service'," he says. 

Assistant Dean of Men Dwight Magers saw an opportu- 
nity arise when his spring vacation came— a chance to get 
away from the clouds. "I was at Andrews at the lime, and it 
was great to get away, out of that yucky, cloudy, pukey, 
nasty, gray weather. Two times I went down to Florida with 
a group of friends. We went to the beach, messed around, 
played some golf, and washed and waxed ourcars." Was the 
weather actually bad at Andrews, or was Magers just trying 
to gel out of school? He answers: "My sophomore year, my 
roommate and I marked off 29 days without seeing the sun. 
Thai's why we went to Florida." 

Student's plans for Spring Break '94 haven't changed 

much Mine iliciknsul Wohlers .ind company. Tony BarkJey, 
junior theology major knows he's missing by staying 
behind and working through the break, "Before I became a 
Christian. I experienced die dark side of spring break. I used 
to party in places like Dayton. i Beach and Panama City. This 
year, I plan to stay here and work, rest, and calch up on my 
classes," BarkJey says. 

Some students just want to go home. "I'm going home so 
I can sleep and do some shopping, "says freshman Gina Job. 
"I doenough work here. That's why I'm leaving, to get away 
from work - and school." 

Jon Kasabasic, a freshman from California, is saving his 
vacation lor summer. "I'm nol doing anything special for 
spring break. I'm going to work and make some money 
because when I go back home lo see my girlfriend. I'm 
going lo need it," says John. "I was going lo Florida lo work 
on my tan, bul I'll go 'fake 'n bake' and fry myself instead." 

Whether they're staying on campus or going home, 
studenls and faculiy alike will enjoy ihe annua! spring 
vacation. "Spring break is a scholastic tradition," says 
, we all need to get out of the 


Where are you going Spring Break? 

I 22% Florida 12% Staying Here 66% Other 


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isrighT March 15,1994 


2 "On Guard" 

By R. Lynn Sauls 

With the SDA PRESS RELEASE (published by the Advenlist Laymen's 
Council) conies a release of campus emolions. Both the College Board and 
the Student Association Senale have given President Don Sahly and the 
Religion Dept. full voles of confidence. Journalism Professor R. Lynn Sauls 
says me publication reminds him of some damaging material distributed 
years ago. 

"Why the SDA Press Release 
is Propaganda" 

Bv Pamela Maize Harris 

Does print equal truth? A college professor says no. Pam Harris leaches a 
course this semester called Persuasion and Propaganda. She is an advocate 
for all students taking Introduction lo Mass Communication, which meets a 
general education requirement and promotes an understanding of the role of 
responsible journalism and the press in American society. 

3 Your Letters 


1 Contemporary Worship Services 

By Alex Bryan, Matt WHrrAKER, and Terry Pooler 

Meeting needs or falling in with world? Two collegiates and a Florida paslor 

discuss the trend lim ard^ Lonkjupni.irv wurship services. 

Contemporary Christian Music 

Bv Bryan Fowler and Matthew Brass 

Is the music of Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant 

and the like filling a void or losing the focus? 

Required Worships 

By Tanya Cochran and Fab Vatel 

Southern requires attendance at three weekly worships and Friday 

night vespers. Is this policy unreasonable for college-age students? 

National Health Care 

By Greg Camp ano David Beckworth 

The questions cuts across the country, even into the lives of colle- 
gians. Is the general idea of national health care a good one? 

Interscholastic Sports 

By Steve Gensoun and Ted Evans 

Twice now, Beta Kappa Tau has tried to arrange an off-campus basketball 
game — firstwithOakwood.then withAndrews. Neitheroccurred. Whatare 
the pros and cons of interscholastic sports? 


Bv Christina Hoqan and Daniel Nyirady 

You won't find it on this Adventist campus, but you will on others. Are 

we behind the times, or holding firm to biblical teachings? 


"Keep Your Shirt On" 

B » Victor Cjerkasij 

"Communication Considered" 

*" Curtis Forrester 


A Time to 

The world's wisest man wrote of "a time to speak to speak and a time to 
be silent." If only he had been a bit more specific. 

This special issue of the Accent will have some of you saying it's not very 
special at all. What's the point? you may ask. Why discuss and debate topics 
that are sure to stir us up and do little else? Why not just remain silent? 

You might be right. If we can't maturely consider these topics, if we can' t 
keep our minds open, if we can't come and reason together, theD this was 
clearly a bad idea after all. 

Yet, I would contend that, whether we admit it or not, we think about these 
things anyway. And if we don't, we should. What place, if any, do 
contemporary worship services have? What is wrong with a game of 
basketball between Southern and Oakwood, and, if we can't handle it, why 
not? Why should we shun earthly jewels when we will someday wear 
heavenly ones? Day to day, choice to choice, belief lo belief, we should ever 
be asking ourselves and our Lord which things are indeed true, noble, and 
right, and which are not. 

Take this paper for what it is — the work of young Adventist Christians 
who are thinking — no more and no less. 

Quite honestly, some of our writers are better than others. But I hope that 
each of them put careful thought and prayer into their columns as they wrote 
them and that you do the same when you read them. Our intent, then, is not 
to sway all of you to one position or another, but simply to assist your 
thinking processes. 

Should we all agree on topics like these? I don't think so. We're not 
designed that way. Kind of beautiful, isn't it? 

Southern Accent 

March 15, i 994 I 



On Guard 

IbecameaSevcnlh-da\ Aikcnttsi during my senior year 
at Fayettevillc High School in North Carolina. Only a few 
monihs after my baptism, I started getting mail from the 
headquarters of D. Seventh-day Adventists in Waco, Tex. 

I was puzzled. Wasn't the headquarters of the church at 
Takoma Park, Mil.? Why was this paper so unprofessional 
in appearance'? All the books, pamphlets, and Bible study 
helps I had received from the church were beautifully 
designed and printed. These pamphlets did not match up. 
And their message did not build up. It tore down. It was just 
one attack after another on the leaders of the church. 

It posed as Seventh-day Adventist literature. But was it? 

I suspected that it was not. The "D." in front of the 
"Seventh-day Adventists" put me on guard. 

I soon learned that the Shepherds Rod group, who were 
not really members of the Adventist Church, were the 
source of the literature. Their mission was not to carry the 
good news of Jesus Christ to the world, but to do all they 
could to undermine the church that had been given the 
gospel commission. 

After graduation. I -old Bible- ;ind copies ot Bible Read- 
ings to earn money to pay tuition .n Soul he m College and to 
have a pan in spreading the good news hail brought -m: h 
joy to my life. 

One of tny canvassing partner- was Perry .lone-. ,1 student 
from Madison Colk-se. Perry was especially energetic and 
cheerful. is. until lie received letter- from his father. 
Then instead of going out to sell books and Bibles, he would 
stay in his room for days reading the literature his father had 
sent. It had been published in Waco by the D. Seventh-day 

Twoweeks before the summer ended. Perry 'sfathercame 
to visit. He came to convert Perry to the Shepherd's Rod 

.1 tried to reason with Perry's father. But he did 
not give me much chance. He talked a Lot but his talk did not 
make much sense. All he could see were bad things in die 
church. The way he interpreted the Bible was strange. To 
him Ezekiel was the central message of the Scriptures. He 
tried to make everything else in the Bible relate to that. 

He had what I call the "Papal Complex." He acted as if he 
were infallable. He was right. If you disagreed with him, 
you were wrong. 

I spent days trying to talk some sense into him, most of the 
time listening to him expound. I wish I had not. That time 
could have been better spent selling gospel-tilled literature. 

Near the end of August I rode with Perry and his father as 
far as Collegedale and registered for my freshman year at 
Southern. Perry went on to Madison. Later he joined his 
father at Waco. Eventually, the Shepherd's Rod splinter 
loklcd .Hid .imnhi'T i:roup developed out of it. Then anoilici 
and another. 

Perry Jones eventually became the right-hand man for 
David Koresh. He was shot when the federal troops first 
stormed the Waco compound a year ago. I am still very sad. 
Years before, I had seen such promise in Perry. 

A paper handed to me last week brought back all the 
unpk'a-ant memories ol im encounters wnh the Shepherd's 

Like the Shepherd's Rod I 

> poorly put 

Like the Shepherd's Rod literature, it was deceptive. It 
was called SDA PRESS RELEASE. The unwary might think 
that it was an official press release from the Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. The pictures of four happy faces and the 
photo of three happy Southern students at first led me to 
believe that this paperhad apositive message.The headline's 

tone, however, was not in keeping with that of the photos 

Again, theunwary might thinkthatanofficialgroupolihe I 
church had asked for Dr. Sahly's resignation. Ciosere\,mii 
nation revealed that it was the "Adventist Laymen's Coun. 
cil." What organization is that? Will some reader- confuse I 
it with the highly-respected Layman Foundation who^ 
headquarters are in Ooltewah, or with the national!) -km^n I 
Adventist-Laymen's Services and Industries. Is it really ail 
organization? Or is it a front for one or two di-erumW I 

I've seen this kind of subterfuge before. Its attack on the I 
religion teachers lacks credibility. Its attack on Pastor Gor- [ 
don Bietz lacks credibility. Its attack on Southern College! 
lacks credibility. Its attack on Dr. Sahly lack- en dihilm f 
The whole paper lacks credibility. 

But Southern's religion department. PastorGordon Bietz,! 
and Dr. Sahly have credibility. 

I commend the religion faculty for inviting the fcunedi- 
cal Society to have its |9M.i conference oi 
campus. What a fine Christian gesture! What a uond wjylol 
establish dialogue with other Christians! 

I commend Pastor Biet/ for his creative picaJiiiiu ilul 
points to Christ as the motivation anil source lor U< -ly hvina I 
and dedicated service. 

I commend President Sahly for supporting the religion! 

I hope at the next faculty meeting, the Southern Collegcl 
faculty will give a vote of confidence to Dr. Sahly, I 
religion faculty, and Pastor Bietz. 

And with God's help, I hope to maintain the same kindoj 
guard that has kept me from being deceived by the kindo 
literature and irrationality that led to the Waco tragedy. ■ 

Why the SDA Press Releasq 
is Propaganda 

The latest SDA Press Release is an excellent example of 
why college students should have a course in how to be a 
consumer of information. Information is not created equal, 
and this piece is a good piece to examine. 

The SDA Press Release is a textbook case of propaganda. 
What is propaganda' 

• Propaganda is a scheme for spreading an idea or ideology 
aimed at people's emotional state, not their rational state 
(J.A.C. Brown). Propaganda tries to sell a belief system or 

• With propaganda, the answers are determined in advance. 
There is a hidden agenda, not an honest interchange of 
argument for the sake of group discussion or finding truth. 

• Propaganda is always against something at the same time 
that it is for something else. 

• Propaganda nearly always conceals something (Robert 

The source of the communication 
The source's goal 

Theothersideofihe story, including various perspectives 

The techniques being used by the source in sending the 


The results of the propaganda if it is successful 

• Propaganda uses a form of masscommuniealion to sell its 

Most troubling of all is the attempt to conceal. Among 
deceive an audience by concealing your real purpose, self- 
interest, the group you represent, or your position as an 
advocate of a point of view. 

As responsible receivers of information we must ask the 
following questions: 

1. Who is the Layman's Council? 

2. What are their goals? What is their agenda? 

3. Why aren't these stated in the publication? 

4. How can the Layman's Council be reached? (Post 
office boxes are favorite hideaways to conceal front groups 
and always raise suspicions.) 

5. Who are article authors Dr. B. J. Alonzo and Dr. 
Unah"A.T." Andrews? Are mesepseudonyms(fa)cenarnes)? 
If not. why is there no identification to create credibil iiy ' In 
persuasion, reputation is critical. By failing to identify 
anyone associated with this publication, red flags go up 

6- Who is "A Concerned Parent"? (No name here 
creates a great deal of suspicion about credibility. When 
someone does not sign his or her name, we can assume an 
attempt to conceal has occurred.) 

7. Why aren't these writers identified? 

8. Why isn't a publisher or editor identified? 

9. What IS the other side of the story? Are there other 
P^P^Hvcs' Responsible communicators allow both (dl> 
sides to be represented. There is room for healthy discussion 
pro and con in a true marketplace of ideas where respn, t -,ble 
communicators adhere to the rules ol ethical repnrtm, and 
shun concealment. 

10. How did the publishers obtain copyrighted photos 
tor use on the front page of this publication'' Why isn't -, 

photographer given credit? (photo by or Dno[0 

courtesy of ) ' v 

11. Why were copies of this publication atsmuuw 

among non-Adventists in the community? Is this an inure 
tion of irresponsibility, insensinvitv. and ignorance aw 
targeting audiences? 
The final question consumers of information must aufl 

If a message is fraught with so many unah 
..ons, how credible is the reporting? How u^- — -, 
allegations? What are the facts? 

It's the role of legitimate journalism to clarify fact fat! 
rumor, to investigate, to answer questions. It is the respoj 
sibility of information consumers to weigh the credibility] 
information. Being able to identify propaganda reduces 1 
effectiveness. May we use the wisdom God gave us W| 

' See also Garth S. Jowatt and Victoria O'Donnell. Piopi- . 
Persuasion; J AC. Brown, Techniques ot Persuasion: Fromr® 
ganda to Brainwashing; Robert Taylor Film Propaganda; • 
Charles U. Larson, Persuasion: Reception and Responsibly- 

What is the best way for the 

college to deal with the 

SDA Press Release? 

35% Ignore It 

26% Defend Ourselves 

39% Don't Know 

larch 15, 1994 

Southern Accent 



e Invaders 

ive a lew words to invade the space ol your 
,nist. Tanya Cochran, regarding her article, 
e Invaders." which appeared in your Feb. 23 

pproach, I must say 

late rote thai Tanya was trying to 

in, but Tanya should not have 
i inferiors to prove the obvious 
Udlhal we all have — our own space. As a result 
is slight hypocrisy, I teel that the article was 
I ineffective, even though Tanya's hy- 

I. Sometimes tf 

■c-i- oi i: 

it fashion 

e is generally reticicent as 
setting. Most ot the resp 
? has been positive. —Ed. 

tiristian Education? 

e publication ol a Christi 

Since the little Dutch boy has let hi „„ 

of the dike, and the holy city is being Hooded with 
the ways of Ihe heathen, it seemed right, if futile. 
for me to endeavor tostem ttief lood. Friends, what 
do we want with drama, theatrics, jewelry, con- 
temporary "Christian" music, and evangelical the- 
ology? Lei us be reminded that 'celebration' (ex- 
cuse me, "Koinonia"), may be in fellowshipping 
with God or in fellowshipping with demons (Paul 
thought the latter was boorish— 1 Cor. 10:20). 
Have we lorgotten that Israel stubbornly did the 
heathen copy-cat thing for years, and so God 
finally could only fulfill His purpose through them 
by their affliction and humiliation? Obviously, Ad- 
ventists have suffered precisely the same fate. 
Then instead of entertaining everybody and trying 
to itch their gushing emotions, will not God's 
purpose be fulfilled in us as we too hang our'harps 
upon the willows' and mourn (DA 27)? We have 
not begun to be true to the heritage God has 

the world— when God's people are point-blank 
serious about obeying Him from love; not pitifully 
squeaking by with the world in one hand and God 
in the other. "Friendship with the world is"— well, 
you know what it is— "with God." 

What has happened to the true Adventism upon 
which the present cartoon is based? 

Why are we even thinking about jewelry and 
conlemporary "Christian" music (besides trying to 

Musical Shangri-la 

Does Character Equal Innocence? 

I was disturbed by Norman Gulley's letter aboi 

have withstood the ages simply because it w 
success of attempting to use one's visio 
dream of what could be." Fine. But I see a d 
that this piece of cultural criticism could bi 

Mr. Czerkasij quoted examples of viol 
"language," and tabloid journalism to sho, 
the "real" is not necessarily the "good" in a 
Then he made Ihe comment I quoted above 

I must disagree. First, consider Shakespeare. I 
am sale in saying he is regarded as being part of 
great culture. Yet, even though knowing classical 
languages was a sign of culture in Elizabethan 
England, Shakespeare's friend Ben Johnson said 

he wrote in the language ol the people— including 
the slang and vulgarisms ol the street. His great- 
ness was that he took such language and used it 
as a powerful tool— a tool that expanded English 


he issue ol Bragan's guilt or innocence. I have not 
;een the evidence and sat through the testimony 
is the jury did. I do wish to question Gulley's 
easoning in why he thinks Jeris Bragan is inno- 

Gulley cited several items, including Bragan's 

e Bragan's 

d, after (he mure 
juifl or innocenct 
i duty— to detern 

Then, lake modern culture. Has Mr. Czerkasij 
nissed Pink Floyd's 'On the turning away," which 
varns us against ignoring the disadvantaged in 
;ociety? Or did he overlook "Manhattan Project" 
iy Rush, commenting on the Pandora's Box we 
ipened with the atomic bomb? Even 2-Live Crew 
nade an eloquent plea lor freedom of speech in 

Babylonian n 
jewelry, and a Christianity 
deeper than the color- 
"JESUS" that we wear. 

Given the trend towards democracy in oi 
age. having more people involved is a g 
To accomplish that, though, culture m 

cter Gulley s 
e shouldn't h; 

■ugh, that Bragan did n 

Todd McFarland 

What Happened to the Christianity? 



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support and words of encouragement. Please 
continue to give next year's social vice the support 

Black History Week 

1 was given. 


ed to allow history ptay 

its part During past years 

ve often looked back at 

from the students as well as the faculty. During 

students have stolen SA property. The brain teaser 

board is constantly being vandalized. And most 

recently my campaign tor SA president was van- 

flashed through my 

dalized by rude remarks such as "Vote white. Say 

mind - 

n °No student leader should have to put up with 

now. at Southern College. I was a bush in a 

this at a Christian school. It hurts me to say this 

tiosI dying because ol 

about our student body. What happened to the 

despair. Often times I lelt t 

at "Black History" was 

Christianity? Many students this year seemed to 

be more worried about it we were playing the right 

music and doing the nght things at parties while 

past year. Now at a 

time when I had accepted 

those who attend Southern 

College that look upon 

ourselves on at Southern College? Is it more 

me as being different. I aim 
So as I waited lor the w 

st ee sometimes! at 

from ignorance. 1 don't blame you — 1 blame par- 

started to reflect back to 

1 challenge you not to worry about things like 

that loves you regardless 

your own life, before you start worrying about it a 

me. He has helped me 

person is listening or doing the right thing. 

beyond the few ignorant people that attend our 

The Student Association provides good clean 

Chnstian entertainment. We do (eel a responsibil- 

ity to uphold values. II you think you can do better 

1 challenge you to run for social vice president. So 

long. Dealt with rich 

many people complain but never do anything 

Catholic and Baptist, and 

difference at the college. For this college to have 

good values you yoursell must start exemplifying 

Ask yourself as a Seventh 

follower at Jesus Christ hov, 

can we not acknowl- 

provide solid values. The change must come 

nization. Can we honestly spread the gospelol our 

within ourselves. Instead ot tearing down this 

inslitution. get on your knees and pray. Pray lor the 

ences? Will God look at us o 

administration and the students, and pray lor 


here in this section and the w 

e blacks will worship 

Avery McDougle 

Social Vice President 

Gary Grant 

Southern Accent 

March 15, 1994 


Worship Services 

Are contemporary worship services the answer? 


The wrone worship format in on trial here. 

It seems to mea worship style thai is bnnginHlwkihirJisenchaiiiL-d. is ihtfchoici: 
of nearly every growing Christian church in North America, and is largely the 
expression of 1990s people should be applauded, not hindered. Rather, is seems to 
me,i . worship stvle that helpedlose much ofa generation, isthechoice of nearly every 
stagnant Christian church in North America, and is largely the expression of people 
centuries ago should be the one questioned for its present-day value. 

But as with any good new thing, the critics (non-constructive breed) and the 
Guardians of "whal used to be" are there to stifle success for tradition's preservation. 
These are they who I worry believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the sixteenth, 
S e\ enteenth, and eighteenth centuries but no longer is active in the twentieth. These 
are they who believe Steven Curtis Chapman is okay for play-church but Wolfgang 
Amadeus Mozart is the flavor of choice when we really get serious about God. These 
are they who believe Destiny Drama is okay for play-church but only Old Testament 
stones and New Testament parables from the KJV are fit for that place where we put 
on the clothing of serious worship once a week. These are they who curse "praise 
songs" and sanctify hymnals. 

I must confess. I am a traditionalist at heart. I grew up understanding that one hour 
on Sabbath 1 was to act differently than the other 1 67 hours of the week. Reverence 
meant silence. Reverence meant listening to a music style I understood less. 
Reverence meant sometimes this music wasn't in English but almost always in lingo 
that needed interpretation. Reverence meant 1 could not clap but use the word 
"Amen." Reverence meant a lot of unnatural things (hat required an acquired taste 
something like coffee or club soda. This is how I grew up. 

But my traditionalist heart cannot deny reality. My heart cannot deny that 
contemporary worship makes me excited about church for the first time in my life. 
M\ hean cannot deny that contemporary worship i- bringing in droves of lost people 
in the churches it is allowed to minister to. My heart cannot deny the rich experience 
of singing songs with words I understand in a way my 1990s society expresses 
themselves. My heart cannot deny five, six, ten. fourteen, and forty-year-olds 
specifically recalling a drama presentation from weeks or months or longer ago — 
remembering something positive that happened at church. 

My traditionalist heart cannot deny reality. And reality is that worship can be 
instlitn-j/xifciintemporaiy. Ill worship in another man's shoes, in another man's time, 
umiii: another man's language it ceases to be worship. Some have made yesterday's 
liturgy part ol their language oi id ill is is fine. But many have not. Many are responding 
to the only thing that matters in this world— the savin L' si.imst — through 
the medium of contemporary worship. Who am 1 to stand in the way of the gospel'' 
Who am I to place my own ideas as a roadblock to the spiritual recovery of the 
seemingly unsavahle' Who am 1 to canonize tradition? 

I hurt for the division contemporary vs. historical worship causes. 1 hurt when 
dissension breaks churches and relationships. But avoidance of pain in many cases 
is not the courageous or the moral course to choose. And make no mistake: the 
progress of contemporary worship in Adventism is painful. But contemporary 
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The last strains of Whatever I Need, a well-known old praise song, drift into 
silence as the opening prayer is offered by a familiar voice. As you open your eyes 
i,, fellow i he next item of service, you realize that you feel wonderfully at ease in 
your short sleeve polo and jeans. Yeah, you're accepted here. No worries of older 
members coming to lecture you on your dress. As the drama up front begins, the 
theme of "God Will Providers well reflected in the skit. The actors are so good thai 
voLinearh jumpoui ot'vmirseai to save Isaac from Abraham \ glistening knife. The 
pastor gives an uplifting sermon aboutGod's ability to providefor His people, using 
Ins newly-acquired BMW (at cost from Berlin) as his central example. You stand 
up to sing the closing song, and at its end you bow your head for the Benediction 
of Blessing. Sitting back down, you lift off your helmet as others do the same, and 
file out of the Collegedale Interactive Church of Seventh-day Adventisls, feeling 
refreshed and happy about your standing with God and ready to face another week 
in the ever-spiritually challenging atmosphere of Collegedale. 

Virtual Reality at church? Not likely. But I would offer that contemporary 
worship services are desensitizing us to who God truly is. 

Now 1 don't feel there is anything wrong with praise singing or drama. Drama 
itself was developed during Medieval times by the Church in order to portray 
biblical stories so the people would understand the services. I too enjoy the praise 
singing which come as a refreshing break from some of the old, slow hymns (hat 
your great-grandmother( x I (T) sang as a child. I am not concerned with the dil fe rem 
elenienisot worship, but whether or not these serv ices are portray ing/»//y the same 
God that led the early founders of our church to begin the Advent 1 
whether they are producing Christians that are of the 
promoting the soon second coming of Jesus Christ. 

I have seen many people from all walks of life filling up the pews in my home 
church for this new service. I myself have invited "lost" members to this service, 
knowing they would feel more comfortable in this environment. However, many 
things about this service concern me. I have seen these services planned down to 
the last second with two and three hour rehearsals on Friday nights (and sometimes 
Thursdays also) in order to present a "professional" service. A longtime member 
and good friend told me, "It's not designed to be a worship service. It's there to 
introduce people to God." If that is the case, then why are so many of our members 
going from our traditional worship service to these performances on Sahbath 
morning? I regret (hat we feel the need to put on a performance for people, rather 
than producing a service to worship God. Has God become so foreign in these lasl 
days that we must try to change His appearance in order to make Him attractive and 
appealing? Have we become so Laodician that in orderfor God to be attractive, we 
must have a service that entertains us with an exciting and happy-go-lucky God that 
in the 90s doesn't call us to "take up our cross"? 

It bothers me when the potiuck conversation centers on how risquS the beat was 
in the prelude and how funny so-and-so looked in the skit, rather than how much 
God identifies with someone's difficult situation. It bothers me to hear more 
concern over the number of people in the new service, rather than promoting 
Wednesday night prayer meetings. (Do they exist any more?) It bothers me that 
more than 200 people pack the pews for this wonderful service and less than forty 
show up on Friday night for communion, a time of holi 

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sanctuary than 1 have for helping (hose who need clothes and food (they're out 
there, folks). God spoke to Elijah in a still, small voice, not the earthquake, the 
whirlwind or the thunder. These services are designed for something to be goingon 
every second in order to maintain people's attention, and times for personal 
meditation are totally abandoned. 

All of these efforts are good and noble in their intents, and I too applaud their 
results, however, the words of Revelation 3:15,16 for the Laodicean church stand 
out in my mind. "I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. So because 
you are lukewarm ... I am about to spit you out of my mouth." How can we pacify 
ourselves with a "feel good" religion and fool ourselves into thinking that we are 
producing Christians that will stand before kings and rulers in the last days as a 
witness to all people, when those same people's pews are empty for communion on 
Friday night? 

Which type of worship service 
do you prefer? 

44% Contemporary 40% Traditional 

16% Don't Know »»«; 

Itch 15, 1994 

Southern Accent 

Worship Servic< 

'ooler: Don't shock them, reach them . 

accent talks with Terry Pooler, head pastor of a growing SDA church near Orlando, Florida 

j ou doing at the Forest Lake Academy Church 
worship services are concerned? 

L lunge. There is a basic philosophy: people like 
feed but they don't like to be shocked. Adventists 
traditional. I've seen too many worship services 
king too many changes. But they do like pleasant 
So that's |our] basic philosophy. Secondly, no 

of people is going to like one style of worship 
Second service is more traditional | with] a higher 
I but we try to make it move quickly and smoothly. 
:r\ ice, which has grown dramatically, and is now 
NLiine si/e as second service, is more of a eclehra- 

vhile. We don't use drama all the time. But the 
lost every week has a visual. [We have] con- 
:led the whole platform of the church into a house. A 

lie months ago we had it constructed like the garden of 
e and the trial of Jesus Christ. I was in costume 

Has contemporary music been a difficult issue to sell to 
the congregation? 

No. But a lot of people had quiet traumas about it. A lot of 
our churches who've gone with a celebration format have 
gone m„ tar. They've jumped into the fullcombo, clap your 
hands, medium rock sound. I listen to that music, and it's 
just too much. It's a cultural question. We are accomplish- 
ing what we hoped to without it. The music is contempt .ran 
enough without (going further]. 

Are there specific targets you have in mind in your 
worship services? 

I was told that the church was experiencing a decline in its 
attractiveness to the young adults and baby boomers, and a 
101 had transferred out. When I came the church wanted me 
to attract the young adults back to the church. Our target 
audience is baby boomers. The academy was just about 
ready to pull out of the services and do their own because it 
wasn't interesting to them. I told them, "Give us six months." 
Well, they haven't talked anymore about pulling out. 

Why (he change in attitude? Because of the cuntempo- 
do the academy students attend? rary service? 

students have to come to first service. If the early Yes. And the sermons, the visuals. You move it along 
re at 1 1 :30, they would really like to quickly and it's more interesting. Our own members some- 
But generally speaking, the younger times got upset because students were so noisy in church. MERCEDES REFRIGERATOR: Pastor Terry 

-eaiiy Pooler spoke about changing from the inside- 
out at an assembly Jan. 19. 

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Contemporary Christian Music T 

Is contemporary Christian music a positive step? 

Music. Its been around since creation. Even before creation the angels had a choir. 
Music has been molded and changed right along with our civilization. 

Music is one of Ihe most widely-used tonus of expression. There are all kinds of 
music: country, classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop funk, folk musk, and speed metal. They 
even have a country -hip-hop -blue s\ kind of funk ■ .died polka. 

Then you get Ihe "C" word .Christian contemporary musk. Musk thai Christians arc 
allowed to listen to. 

But, there is no such thinu as Christian music. II I asked what Christian music was, 
your grandparents might say Haydn's "Creation." Your parents might say the 
Wedgewood Trio, or the Heralds quartet. You might say Sandi Patti. or Steve Green, 
if you are brave, you might say Newsboys. Whitehead, or Pray for Rain. The definition 
ol Christian music is sometimes confusing John Stvll. editor of COW tin- muxazinc 
(Contemporary Christian Music I says "all kinds of music are capable of expressing 
Chnsttan thought. It's not the music that's Christian, it's the lyrics." 1 If we put the 
words "Eat flesh for the Devil" to the ever popular Handel's Messiah, besides us being 
ridiculed, the music would be dubbed satanic. 

I believe we have the label mixed up. Instead ol Christian cimicmporan music, it 
should be contc mporar> music lor Christians. Some nuisn. midii imi he directly about 
God. but about properdin si 1,1 11 1 1 vine. Take a love song. / Will nY Heir, by Steven 
Curtis Chapman. Steven wrote I his sunt! lor Ins wife loshuv. ihe sincerity when he said 
the words, "I do," which is what God had planned. 

I agree llial there is appropriate musk lor appropriate time-. Ill he Newsboys were 
played in church, they would get a different response than the Heralds. But you 
wouldn't go to a Carmen concert expecting to hear an un-Christian message. 

And yes. there is Christian music (hat might not be appropriate to some. But just 
becau-e DC Talk grew up in a culture that accepted the kind of music that some don't 
accept doesn't mean that they are not true Christians. 

You ask "But Bryan, how do 1 know what is right?" (Here comes the kicker.) It's 
hard tod« ipher what Christian contemporary music is wrong. But I found a guy who 
has it all figured out. He knows what we should listen to, and what we should bum. In 
fact, Jesus is literally dying to tell us what is right. You see, if you ask he will tell you. 
But you must listen. It might not be what you want 10 hear, but listen. He can change 
you and me from the inside out. 

1 John W. Styll. What Makes Music Christian (CCM, June 1991) 


Christian contemporary music has become a very controversial topic in the Adven- 
list Church today. Some are for CCM and some are against it; each side presents valid 
arguments. I don't believe anyone can make a decision for someone else concerning 
CCM. But I would like to take a look at some of the reasons why people listen to CCM, 
and the potential danger in their reasoning. 

■"The lyrics are what count, not the music." This statement assumes that music is 
neutral, meaning it does not have the ability to alter one's emotions in a positive or 
negative fashion, fhis statement also assumes ihat Satan can only write lyrics and not 
music. Both of these assumptions are very questionable, if not completely false. 

•"It is culture — we have opinions of certain music because we have been raised in 
a certain way." If there were only one culture in the world this 
debatable. But there are many cultures around the world that 
with the same things. For instance, ihe American Indians, the Australian Aborigines, 
and the African tribe sate all separated by larec bodies ol water and until recently have 
had known no communication. But their music is similar, and so is their religion, 
spiritualism. In fact, their music plays a large role in their religion. Is it a mere 
coincidence that ih rou Litini! i the world, when Satan is in control, he has chosen the same 
music despite cultural differences? 

•"CCM draws me closer to God." Does CCM draw a person closer to God, or does 
CCM draw a person closer to what they want God to be? A person cannot lit God into 
a box. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The Pharisees i hone In ih.y were 
serving God, but they were actually serving a mold that they tried to fit God into. The 
Pharisees were so set in their ideas that they did not even recognize ( lin-i v. hen Ik 
lived among them. 

•"Well, maybe some CCM is not the best, but it's is better than the alternative, "Lei's i 
take this theory to its extreme. Is Christian" prostitution be tier than secular prostitu- 
tion? Is "Christian" child abuse better than secular child abuse? Would it be better for 
a father, as he raised his fist to strike his child, to quote John 14:1? Granted, these last 
two scenarios are ridiculous, but it is my contention that so is the first. 

1 am not trying to say what kind of music is right or whai kind is wrong. But 1 am 
asking you to look at the possibilities. Take time to prayerfully and honestly review the 
music you listen to, and the reasons why you listen to it. And just remember. "He that 
seeks will find." 

Is contemporary Christian music (Chapman, Grant, Smith) 
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Should residence hall worships^ required? 

When I was a litlle girl, my mother introduced me to people by saying: "This is my 
oldest daughter, Tanya. She's seven going on forty." Isn't that how we all grow up? 
Wanting to be older, more mature, more independent. Wanting freedom. We are 
taughl and sense that as human beings, we have certain unalienable rights— lite, 
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Interpreted, these rights mean freedom. And 
Southern College students are as free as anyone else, yet we still need required 

Humankind is anorexic. We live in a world starving for the gift of salvation, 
surving for the Gospel, starving for Jesus Christ. In a hospital, the doctors and nurses 
will not foster anorexia by allowing one of their patients to continue starving. Like 
it or not, patients who sign into the eating disorders program will — willingly or by 
force, intravenously or by mouth — obey doctors' orders and eat. 

Like the hospital's doctors and nurses, our administration is responsible for our 
health. It is their duty to feed us. Hearty or not, worship is meant to be food for our 
disease a means ul lie a I my and siivni;iheNinLi us as we progress in our recovery, our 
Christian journey. It is for our own good that we must be present at worship. I am not 
>a\ ing thai all worships are good for all people, but where would we be without them? 
We i.-jii nm e\ist without food. 

But what about our freedom'.' "This is supposed to be our home. My parents don't 
treat me like this. At home I can do whatever I want, whenever I want."Don't we have 
the right to do as we please? Of course we do. And the consequences are outlined in 
the s t IhhiI and dorm handbooks. Welcome tocollege! To be here, we signed contracts 
thai siaie we will uphold school standards and abide by school requirements. Hospital 
patients who check themselves in will eat. Likewise, we have admitted ourselves to 
Southern College, and we must go to worship. But we still have the freedom to make 
choices. If we don't like the spiritual food, we can check-out. 

But as long as we stay checked-in, we have to eat. I don't always like the food 
either, but Jesus never promised us a life full of Olive Garden meals. He did promise 
us the ultimate freedom: freedom from the disease of sin. For that, I'll take what I can 
get from the worship services. I'll eat my fettucine alfredo and my mush. It's better 
than starving. 

Southern is a Christian college, but times of worship are a hassle for many students. 
One of the main reasons is because worships take upprecious time which could be used 
toward studying. 

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy praising the Lord and I agree that giving Him thanks 
formy Christian education is imperative, but I don't argue with the fact that it is being 
forced down my throat as one of the college rules. 

Our salvation is personal. Whether I make it to heaven is between God and me. It is 
not based on whetheror not I get my three worship credits in for the week. Idon't know 
ifthe school thinks iIilv re helping the students .my by having these required worships. 
My observations have proven differently. 

Every day in order to make it to seven o'clock worships I must rush out of work, run 
to my room to get my worship card, and climb up the stairs to make it to the chapel on 
time. By the time I get there and sit down my brain is either too tired lo pay attention 
or I'm too angry that I had to rush to get there. 

Then I start thinking about all the things I have to do: people to make appointments 
with, homework I have done. Then, impatiently, I look at my watch and wish whoever 
is at the podium could cut their speech short so that I could rush on out of the chapel. 
Looking around, lean tell that more than hah ol the girls are sharing my opinion. Some 
are doing their nails, others are playing with each others hair . . , then there are the ones 
who've sneaked textbooks into study. Some are laughing, too. And of course there's 
the alt too familiar sleepy-heads sprawled out all over each other. Gee! These people 
look like they're getting their blessing! 

I'msure if worship was not required they could find some time at night to spend time 
with the Lord in any way they feel comfortable to. 1 don't know about you, but I rarely 
go lo 10:45 worships because I'm either getting a late snack at Taco Bell, studying, or 
more than likely sleeping in order to tackle my 8 a.m. classes the next morning. My 
point is that if the college wants to have worship as a Christian school, there is really 
no need to require them. Let those who enjoy the worship time enjoy them in the 
spiritual atmosphere which they deserve to enjoy it in: no distractions, no talking, no 
noise. And as for those of us who'd rather worship on our own. give us the freedom to 
do so without being penalized. 

Should Southern require students to attend worships' 

28% Yes, but fewer 

6% Don't Know 

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Should we support a nati onal health care system? 

Aslwriie this. Congress is consideringthefutureofhealthcareinlheUnited States. 
This is a debate of importance to Southern students, since many will go into the 
heallh-care industry, and all will need health care at some point. 

I believe thai the government should provide health care to all citizens. By this. I 
mean that government should subsidize creation of new drugs; set standards of 
quality of medical care and its com; and pay tor individual care. 

The reason 1 believe this is that the cost of health care is rocketing out of control. 
The percentage of total income that Americans spend on health care grows daily . Not 
only that, but an estimated 37 million working Americans cannot afford medical 

The government believes thai an educated society is too important to leave up to 
the profit motivation of die free-market. I think the time has come to take the same 
attitude toward the health of society. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of 

happiness are meaningless w ulioui iickiiow ledging the right 10 good health. 

Do you support the general idea 
of national health care? 

38% Yes 38% No 24% Don't Know 

As college students preparing to enter the work force, one of the bigger 
challenges confronting us in the near future will be health care. With societies 
increasing volatility, health care coverage will shape our budgets and dictate our 
actions. Lei us vicariously travel to Ibis place and time when we have graduated, 
are in the work force, and health c.irc has become one ol our bigger concerns. 

First, we visit doctors' offices and discoverlhatonc in two patients with normal 
problems wails up 10 eight hours 10 see a docior. and one in nine patients with 
urgent needs wails Ihree hours. Furthermore, we find that anyone seeking 
specialized eare (i.e. cardiac diagnosis) wails from 60 lo 90 days to be seen and 
v» aits more mom lis i l surge r\ is needed. Next we visit hospitals and find patients 
waiting two mouths to be diagnosed by CAT scan and (lien wait six months for 
surgery. We also discover thai access to treatment is severely limited to residents 
in non-urban aminiumiics. Finally, we leam one in three doctors send their 
patients elsewhere. Shocked, we come back to the security of college and 1994 
only to find much of ibis experience reality. For die problems ol ike doctors' 
offices and the hospitals represent the problems of the Veteran's Health Admin- 
istration and sol i.i 1 1 /ed medicine in Canada, respectively. And for us altering the 
workforce, dieyloreshadow (he qualih of care we could c sped from Government 
controlled (socialized) medicine. 

Ideally, socialized medicine is appealing. Bui as many European nalions can 
attest, what's ideally intended is not always ideally delivered. British. German, 
French, and Swedish main. me all delivered less quality and service than was 
intended. Greal Britain and Sweden have even begun to markei orientate their 
medicine. Paramount to these inefficiencies is supply and demand. Whenever 
there's free, unlimited supply of health care more people will demand il. From a 
minor scratch to a terminal illness, individuals will seek treatment endlessly. 
Then when government can't afford to pay for all the services demanded, cost 
efficiency decisions will be made. Services deemed wasteful will be cut (elderly 
health care.') thus limning available mtv and nude rim g I he quality ol care. 

Socialized medicine ta.k.a. national health care) is a popular concept. As was 
stated in Newsweek, we must remember though that national health care is 
nothing more than a' giant social experiment." We have seen the results of similar 
social experiments in Europe and Canada. Results that lowered the quality, 
accessibility, and choice of health care. Are we ready for that? 

Lrfi 15, 1994 

Southern Accent 

Should Southern pa rticipate in interscholastic sports? 

In recent years. Adventist colleges and universities have begun sponsoring sports 

ami thai compete agatnst other schools. Yet Southern has stubbornly refused to 
fellow suit. No one has been able to convince them otherwise. After all there are risks 

ivolved when schools take on athletic programs. 

Southern would have to risk facing demoralizing losses in the Final Four cheating 
athletes, insane coaches, students lying in streets like in the movie The /'r, ..,„„„' 
lawsuits from students cut from the team, lawsuits from students hurt in games' 
Ijwsutls Irom students hurt in riots following games, lawsuits Iron, ubusisc sceurii. 
officers protecting our athletes from fanatical fans (remember Monica Sales 1 ) 

But almost every other school in the nation takes these same risks. They must have 
..asons to do so. Perhaps the schools see an increased level of school spirit Th, lorn. 
provide something for the student body to rally around at a pep rails. Willi, mi nl,i,i k 
program, the SA might not have to import TV celebrities like Gilhgan lo lure the 
■mucins to parties. (By the way. President-elect Cockrell, if you do the TV thing for 
the beach party next year, think Baywatchl) 

The best reason for installing an athletic program is that it completes the curriculum 
bra at Southern. A school that is trying to provide a wholistic education should make 
"vis eft on to provide every type of student with the opportunity to cultivate his, ,r her 

liiidual talents. An inlrascliolastic athletic program here at Southern would ,,i,„ide 
Juileni athletes with the best possible forum to work in, similar to the pru t leges that 
lit enjoyed by musically-talented students in band, choir, or symphony. Most 
importantly, it would be in a Christian environment, where winning is placed properly 
tehiod spiritual development and academics. Sabbath games and practices wouldn't 
be a problem. Each athlete would be surrounded by other athletes and students Hut 
fareltn ii beliefs, morals, and standards. Each athlete could learn and grow personally 
(torn working as a team. Southern can provide Adventist college students with an 
opportunity that can't be found elsewhere (except at Anderews or some other 
Idvenlist college.) 

Now, we can't promise that we'll win all the time, or that we'll reach the final four 
Mr, year, or that the mythical college footballnalional championship will be ours I we 
witldn't be able to wear the rings, anyways), or that the teams we beat soundly will 
it well. Games would be noisy affairs with lots of yelling going on. But I think [he 
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T"n hk.; men's basketball) the following would have to happen" 
1 . Someone would have lo be hired to coach the team. 

2 Team members would be given full scholarships {leaving less for the rest) or we 
wouldn t get quality players. 

3. The gymnasium would be closed two or three hours every day for practices and 
games, which would cut into classes, intramurals, and recreation time 

Additional money would have to be raised for uniforms, travel, trainers officials 
ers laundry services, medical supplies, insurance, secretarial help, etc. It's no! 
cheap! Who pays? Students' tuition? 
This is for only one sport. Where does it stop? Do our women get a team? If so, double 
ie costs. How about volleyball? Women's? Men's? Quadruple the costs. How about 
track, golf, tennis, or softball? More money. Where does this money come from'' 
Student tuition? One big problem with interscholastic sports is ihai die .ivcraw.- siudem 
pays for a few who get all the benefits. 

Let us suppose that the alumni paid for our interscholastic sports program— then do 
we want it? In my opinion, no! 

Southern College is part of the world mission of Seventh-day Adventists. We exist 
to educate Seventh-day Adventist students who will hopefully go to the world in 

Are we doing a Christian service when we play another school in a basketball game? 
It is not impossible, but to expect something positive to come from a confrontational 
activity where only one team wins and the other must lose is very risky. 

We must ask ourselves how important sports are. Interscholastic athletes find 
themselves so engulfed in sports that it becomes their supreme focal point in their life. 
It almost has to if the goal is (o compete. I think that is out of perspective fora Seventh- 
day Adventist Christian. 

Sports are not played for long before rivalries are formed. Many Adventist schools 
deny this while the public schools admit this is a natural out-growth of the interscho- 
lastic sports process. In fact, almost every school that you have played once is now a 
rival. If you play them regularly they graduate to arch-rival status. Who's responsible 
for the Christian atmosphere at games? Fan control is practically non-existent. Do we 

Christ admonished us to serve our fellow man, elevate him, take care of his needs. 
I must win, I must be number one. It's all very self-serving. 

Our program at Southern is designed to promote exercise and recreation for all 
students, Our hope is that all SC students will gain enough appreciation for physical 
activity that they will be participants and not observers for life. 

The Bible points out the pitfalls of competition with illustrations like Satan wanting 
something that was not his, Cain and Abel, Jacob and Esau, Saul and David. 
Competition between two people, two teams, or two schools has tremendous potential 
for very negative results. Lude gestures, cursing, vandalism, fights, and riots are 
commonplace in interscholastic sports settings. Winning in sports is the reward. Those 
who play want to be the best, number one, the greatest. 

The disciples came to Jesus asking who was the greatest (Matt. 1 8: 1 ), and Jesus sat 
a child in front of them. Whoever humbles himself as ihis child, he is the greatest in the 
kingdom of heaven (Matt. 18:4). 

God is love. As we become more like Him our love will be seen and felt by those we 
serve. The competitive arena is a very difficult place to maintain and portray that love. 

How often should Southern 
participate in interscholastic sports' 

43% Regularly 
19% Not at all 

31% Sometimes 
7% Don't Know 

March 15, 19 


Should students at Southern be allowed to wear jewelry? 

Growing up as a preacher's kid. I have heard Ihe jewelry issue argued time and ome 
.uuin only creating more strife and solving nothing. Jewelry is not even a vitalise, 
but a traditional stance that no one will let go of. In my opinion, wearing jewelry is not 
wrong unless it becomes more important than God. 

In the beginning God created everything for man's enjoyment, including the 
precious, beautiful stones many of us wear. The High Priest wore precious stones on 
hisrobe as commanded by God (Exodus39:l-30).Inheaven.lhe streets are paved «ilh 
gold, the walls are made of pearls, and the saved will wear golden crowns embedded 
with jewels B idently. God enjoys the beautiful jewels He created. 

The only verse in the Bible I could find that says not to wear jewelry is 1 Timothy 
2:9. "I also want women to dress modestly with decency and propriety, not with 
braided hair or gold or pearls, or expensive clothes." Why do we have a pr. Mi in iiim 
with jewelry'' It's important to note that the author of that text. Paul, is the same man 
who also said women "must be silent" ( 1 Timothy 2:12). 

Furthermore, the issue of jewelry has no bearing on our salvation, John 3: 16 says 
"whoever believes in Him [Jesus Christ] will not perish, but have everlasting lite." 
Whoever believes, not whoever doesn't wear jewelry. I have no doubt I'll see them in 

Most importantly, I want people to realize that jewelry is a personal issue. The 
decision is for the individual to make, not the church. I sincerely hope we will slop 
judging and criticizing people and instead, concentrate on Jesus. We can get to heaven 
with or without jewelry, but not without Jesus. 

"Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" ( 1 Samuel 

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I have come lo a realization that in this life we will neverfitlly he able to understand 
or agree with everyone on every subject, especially this one. Jewelry has been the 
spark of many heated debates. It has been the cause of countless conflicts and has 
re suited in much hurt and confusion. This is the last thing I want from this ankle. 
! don •t expect you to necessarily agree with or even like what 1 write. All I ask is for 
you to seriously consider the questions that are posed before you. 

Why are we as Adventists so hung-up over "hang-ons?" Why are things lhat 
dangle and jangle, sparkle or shine thought to be straight from the evil one? And why 
are ihi secute little signs hanging around campus reminding everyone thata$25 Fine 
will be promptly slapped on those caught wearing such "finery?" These questions 
intrigued me, and as it so happens, here I am stuck with writing this column. 

First, I suppose we must come to an understanding of whal jewelry is. Most 
Adventists think of rings (whether on the fingers, ears, or any part of the body) 
necklaces, bracelets and ankleis as jewelry . Most of these objects are made up of or 
contain jewels—diamonds, rubies, pearls, etc. We all know that heaven will be full 
of these gems. They will even be inlaid on our gold crowns. So, what is the big deal 
about wearing them down here on this earth? I believe the answer comes when we 
stop and take a look at the world around us. The very objects that God created in 
nature for our enjoyment we have taken and used to glorify ourselves. 

But is this the extent of our definition of jewelry? What is the difference between 
wearing a little gold chain around the neck or wearing the pretty little broach that 
great-grandma Bertlia bequeathed to you? Functionality, you say? Lei's cut through 
the excuses and get to the heart of the matter. Check out a couple of verses in the third 
chapter of Jsaiah. He is giving a description of some of the things that were making 
the women proud back then. There were bangles and neckJaces, earrings, and 
noserings (and you thought it was a new fad !), perfume bottles and purses, fine robes 
and cloaks, mirrors, well-dressed hair and so much more (Isaiah 3: 16-24). There is 
nothing new under the sun. Obviously, there is no difference between donning the 
latest, hip threads or wearing dangling earrings, between spending hours in front of 
the mirror primping or wearing a leather band. I believe we need to do some senquj 

There is no way that f can judge or think less of anyone who chooses to wear 
jewelry. I don' t believe that it is my job, nor anyone else's. Yet, I do not belic\ e thaj 
jewelry should be worn on this or any SDA college campus. This school has a 
tremendous responsibility to present God lo not only the students but lo ilu ■cnim: 
world. This should be a place where students can come and learn to glorify God, not 

1 realize that this issue is far from being resolved, but I want to leave with hoih 
those who wear jewelry and those who don't the question, '"What are your motives 
behind the things you choose lo do?" If you believe that you can somehow gain 
God's favor and make it toheaven because you followed all the rules and didn t wear 
jewelry, then you are in the same comer as the Mary Kay saleswoman with a nng 
on every appendage WeaniiL' jewelry doesn't determine whether you are saved 
lost. Knowing Jesus does. And a true relationship with Him will make the whole 
idea behind wearing jewelry or anything else that boosts your pride seem utterly 
We need to spend more time on internal things than on the externals. 

Should Southern students 
be allowed to wear jewelry? 

6% Yes 49% No 5% Don't Know 

Southern Accent 


I.' mrs WW 




Southern Accent 


March 15, 1994 

Keep Your 
Shirt On 

In the March 1994 Life magazine, Geraldinc Scott comments on her life as a 
prostitute: "A lot of people think working girls don't hove any morals, any religion. 
But 1 do. 1 don't steal. I don't lie. The way I look at it, I'm not sinning. He's (God) 
not going to judge me. 1 don't think God judges anybody." 

In this printing, the Southern Accent takes on the question of issues and the 
viewpoints that go with each topic. Ms. Scott's quote is reprinted here because it's 
such an easy one to respond to. Comebacks range from "Hey, can you spell/ire, as 
in lake op" to maybe the more liberal: "You tell 'em, Geraldine! You don't have to 
apologize to anyone!" In any event, you listened first, thought about it, and then 
responded. It doesn't always happen that way. 

College was a yrcat time of life for me. I found myself turned on to new ideas and 
turned oil bvotlnrrs.l would go belly up in dorm roundtahles and then execute flashes 
of brilliance that left me writing the thought down so I could use it again. Or maybe 
I was writing someone else's stuff hoping to make it my own. I used to be so afraid 
to raise my hand in class, thinking I was the only contused person. Only later was I 
told th. ii everyone wj- wondering the -.mic thing. Ai ;m r.ik. what I did most of all 
was listen. It seems we don't do that as much in the world. 

It's a time of action for many. The Jewish -eiiler in the mosque was through 
listening, and ovlt forty were butchered. The pro-life assassin (major oxymoron) who 
bronchi down ihe abortion doctor should have instead met wild) him and talked. 
Maybe it would have been loud and long, but they could have gone home at the end 
of the day Instead, one is gone to a bare eel! iorhi-. aduli life, and I lie oilier lo his grave. 

I was in Toronto a few weeks ago as quite a number of topless women marched lor 
more open immi elation. Asked wh\ ihe) were mi-smc lull their Jul lung, one angry 
\ l . « j 1 1 :_■ l.uh espl.uiied. ' ln-i i.ilkuie .iboiii immigration w.i-n i gelling us am where. 
We had to turn up the heat." I can see how turning up ihe heat had to be on her mind, 
as it was still March. But sadly, for her also, the unit ot talking was over. It's not. 

Here at the /Urcw. we're going io keep our -In n on. and talk. It's our hope that you 
will listen, ponder, and then respond in ihe same way we approached you. It'd be 
arrogant for us lo expect that all of you would agree with each columnist: we don't 
seeeye-lo-eyeon all issues either, but at the end ol the day we're still best of friends. 

As for Gerald inc. Scot i, well aflei listening to her 1 u ish her the best I know vi reins 
who steal and lie so she's got some things straight. Now I hope she listens: it could 
be a still, small voice, a burning bush, or adonkey. Whatever way He chooses, I hope 
she listens. 

Coining Events 

Wednesday, March 16 

• SA Mystery Party. 

Thursday, March 17 

• Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

• Assembly at 10:30 by Bob 
Edwards of National Public Ra- 
dio in lies P.E. Center. 

# Friday, March 18 

• Vespers by the English Depart- 

Saturday, March 19 

• Church with Robert Folkenberg. 

Sunday, March 20 

• Academic Profile Test (Bach- 
elor seniors, juniors, sopho- 

• Get your picture taken for 
Strawberry Festivall Vogue 
shots taken from 11 a.m. to 8 
p.m. In Lynn Wood Hall. 

Monday, March 21 

• International Week begins 

Thursday, March 24 

• Assembly at 1 1 a.m. 

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Communication is the sort of thing that few people understand yet most think they've 
mastered. Now, I realize that we don' t generally dance as a people, but I've seen people 
dance before. There's always some guy, usually in his late 40s or early 50s who thinks 
he's John Travolta reincarnated. He knows everybody is watching him, but doesn't 
realize that they're also laughing. So, he's tearing it up thinking that he's hot disco 

I've often wondered what it would be like around Southern if we met together a; 
group regularly. I don't mean like we do every Thursday morning, but to really have 
a meeting of the minds. Recently I watched a video by Tom Peters, author if In Search 
of Excellence. They profiled a grocery store in the Northeast — I don't even remember 
the name. What I do remember is its philosophy: The customer is always right, a 
their ideas are to be actively solicited. 

We've all seen suggestion boxes, but they're basically black holes. Notes go in, a 
nothing is produced. Not so with the suggestion boxes at this store. It is always full, a 
(lie suggestions are extracted every morning, typed and circulated to the appropriate 
person for review ant! po^ihlc <u. lion. And I hey do act. In fact, ihcv create or reinvent 
a section of their store in response to customer suggestions (or complaints). The 
important to them! 

not all. They also hold regular boardroom-style meetings with their 
he man in charge of produce, ihe meat counter, the president, etc., and ten 
or so regular customers attend. The grocery store people listen, question, and respond. 
One lad) told them that she wished thc> li.ul Iresh fsh She used to live hy the coast 
and missed fresh fish. The meat man insisted that the fish was fresh. Every day he 
selected ii himself— fresh. However, as they later talked aboui wlui sin- had vtid ihe\ 
realized that even though their fish was Iresh they had wrapped it in a package ami the 
perception was that it was packaged and run Iresh. Sn tlicv changed. Not just, a little, 
but they created a whole new section with fish on ice just like on the docks, fresh fish. 
The result? Sales exploded. 

What do you think would happen if we opened our minds just a little and asked 
around for suggestions? Are we afraid that we'd regret them? There's a phrase that 
causes me to break out in hives: "Status quo." When it's joined with "maintain," I go 
through the roof, because no organization can afford to maintain the status quo any 
more. Status quo means that we don't change, that we don't want change, and 
eventually that we can't change. 

Have you ever had a shirt that you really liked? You wore it all the time thinking that 
it was "in" or something. One morning as you're standing outside at 4 a.m. for a fire 
drill one of your friends comments that he hopes that shirt doesn't make it through the 
fire. You laugh, then it hits you — " Hey, what wrong with that shirt?" He tells you, 
The shin mysteriously shows up at Community Services the next day. 

Communication. None of us knows everything. We go through our lives ignorant of 
many things that everyone around us knows. That's life. They say that love is blind but 
the neighbors aren't. 

We discover helpful things through people who love us (or hate us) enough 
us. Communication is sometimes painful, but in the end, wouldn' t you rather know that 
your polyester pseudo-rodeo shirt with the studs is out of style? 

Could it be that one of the reasons some people blow a brain cell and publish 
annoying leaflets is that experience has shown that there is no other forum? It pro" 
wouldn't stop them if there was, but it might stop mass exodus of young adults out of 
the Church into Umbo. Sadly I know that many of you reading this plan to leave this 
place after graduation and never enter another SDA Church again. Thai's what I did- 
That's what almost all my friends did. And that's what thousands have been doing. 
Why are they leaving? I don't know. Let's start asking. What are we doing wrong? I 
don't know. Why don't we find out? Communication. 

There are many who simply write it off to "the shaking," that great purifying act that 
was prophesied. Baloney. They're leaving because no one cares enough to ask them 
what's wrong, and to hear the reply. 

I remember trying to get a change to take place once on this campus. I'll spare tfa 
details, but we got nowhere. They listened, but they didn't hear us. They only tried io 
protect themselves. We were not important. 

I can't change "them," I can change myself. Communication is the lifeblood of a 
society. Ihope that you willgive some thought to hearing those around you, to opening 
the channels of communication between yourself and those you come in contact with. 
If s hard, involves risk, and many times is painful. But, in the end it's rewarding. Bonds 
are strengthened, misunderstandings resolved, and positive change facilitated. 

What would Southern be like if we met periodically as a people to discuss issues? 
How would it be if the paying students were actually listened to and solicited for 
suggestions, and those suggestions were acted upon? Remember the grocery store we 
talked a b°ut?The suggestions were difficult, and many of the changes cost money and 
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SoimiERTt Accent 
Southern College 
P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TN 

ume49, Issue 13 

aecial Report 

^ 1ats ? e ™ i E i ™^^^ 

March 24, 1994 

2 years later, Felts attacks college again 

ut this time, Southern's board and faculty respond quickly 

E USH.ER AND Hank Krumhou them ,„ be outdated, "misisno.oldr.ews. Sometime, it goes 

. _„ , . , .... on for a year or Wo, "he said. "Our papers last a lone time " 

stand m light o recent attacks by the SDA Press write the articles. Hesaidhe wrote only a feWblurb'-S 
, wh.chhascalledfortheres.gnat.onsofPresident notmypape,"hesaid. "IfstheAdventistLaymen'sCounc ' 
Sahly nd all re igion professors paper ;. {See .. ;vha[ h , he AdvenUs( ^ < 

for Southern s faculty and administration is The bylines in the Press Release included "Dr. B J. 
j. ^Southern College Board of Trustee,, Faculty Alonzo," "Dr. Uriah 'AX' Andrews," and a "Concerned 
and Student Senate gave Dr. Sahly, the administra- Parent." Felts admitted that these were pen names but he 
and the Religion Depaninent lull votes of confidence, refused to reveal the writers' names 

TTieJoflw/^wfo, an official Boardpublication The pen names and other issues about the paper were 

I , ; ' WCek '" d ' tealured res P° n ^ s from Robert dj scussed in a closed meeting for students, faculty, and staff 

ittberg. General Conference President; A.C. McClure, Saturday night. March 19. "When we see bylines such as a 

American Division President; Malcolm Gordon, "Concerned Parent," we have to believe there's deception 

m Union Conference President; and journalism pro- involved," said panelist Pam Harris an assistant professor of 

Lynn Sauls and Pam Harris. Sauls and Harris also Journalism and Communication. "When people feel stroncly 

led their supportive responses i n the March 1 5 South- about an issue, they go on the record." 

"'"'• Felts claims he strives foraccuracy inhis paperby verifying 

EEemhastakenioimediateactionforseveralreasons. all facts before printing. "If you took the Adventist Review 

igo. Southern College's Religion depart- and every paper that's printed in the denomination ... and 

ma underfira when the Collegedale Tidings and the stacked them up against our paper." Felts said, "we probably 

grew Release, published by John Felts, accused sev- would rate as the least amount of mistakes of any of them 

BOfessors ol leaching heresy. The publications said because we try to document what we say. And sometimes we 

the religion faculty were not teaching the Spirit of may even have to go out on a limb just a little bit in order to 

:cy, had removed the sanctuary doctrine, and were get things done." 

Jog a "new theology." College enrollment fell dra- DespiteFelts's claimsof accuracy, the firsttwo issues of his 
% as the Board, students, parents, faculty, and com- paper contain numerous spelling errors. "The spelling doesn't 
members took sides, said Malcolm Gordon, chair- bother me," said Sauls, "as much as the ethical and credibility 
ifthe Board of Trustees, in a meeting addressing the lapses." 

held Saturday night. The first issue of the PressRelease printed the photographs BOLD WORDS: 62-year-old John Felts says 

Lynn Sauls, Journalism and Communication Depart- of President Don Sahly; Dr. Jack Blanco, Religion Depart- his paper "Stands on the truth." For more on 
chairman, said when the attacks began 12 years ago, ment chairman; Dr. Norman Gulley, Religion professor; Dr. FeltS and the college's response to him, see 
Pproach was to ignore them and the college suffered Derek Morris, Religion professor; and a picture of three page 4. 
risaresult. "We're not going to let that happen again," students from the official Southern College calendar. 
■^ We want people to know the truth and not AH four faculty membersconfirmedthatFeltsdidnothave literature on college property, said Dale Tyrell, Campus 

their permission to print their photos. Safety director. 

Ion said the Board intended to put out the facts and According to Publications Director Doris Burdick. the Cramer said the Collegedale police witnessed Felts's 
eissue. "We feel our constituents deserve the truth," calendar photo belongs to the Publications office. Burdick refusal to leave. The police officer then asked Felts to 
said her office did not give permission for the photo to be leave. When Felts again refused, he was arrested by the 
ess Release statement threatens that the papers are reprinted. Harris said the printing of this photo without Collegedale police for trespassing. 
» a series often. permission of the copyright holder is an infringement of Cramer said that to his knowledge, Felts was "never 

man exclusive interview with the Accent, would copyright law. actually locked up in a cell and left for a period of time." 

specifics about who distributed his papers or how Associate senior Terry Pratt, one of three students featured Cramer also said he is not aware of any picture being taken 
e distributed. He said papers are mailed to people in the calendar photo, was offended by the publication. "I am of Felts at the police department, besides the mug shots 
the country, but he would not reveal where he kind of embarrassed that my picture is found in such a piece usually taken when someone is booked. 
r his mailing list. He also refused to identify the of trash." Junior Clarence Magee, also in the photo, agrees. Collegedale City Manager Bill Magoon confirmed that 
; ' asei - "I didn't appreciate [Felts] using the picture," he said. "It's 

puts no date on his papers because he doesn't want saying something that I don't believe in." 

Felts refused to comment about where he got the pictures 
and if he had permission to print them. The second issue of 
the Press Release printed none of the unauthorized photos, 
but reissued the same articles that had accompanied them. 

But the second issue brought new problems. A front page When asked what pha< 
photo portraysFelts behind bars with the headline, "Adventist 
Jailed in Collegedale." The photo caption said Felts v 
arrested and jailed February 28 and that his arrest was in: 
gated by Campus Security. 

However, CollegedaJe police Chief Dennis Cramer said 
Felts was not arrested by Collegedale police February 2 

Cramer said Felts was arrested March 7 in the parking lot in control the fund, distribute its interest 
front of the Village Market and charged with trespassing. allowed to "give out papers anywhere 

According to Cramer, the VM parking lot is private prop- said he has "a better chance of [winning! this time than 
crty In order for someone to be charged with trespassing, the ever before. "In the 80s Felts was escorted out of a Florida 
person must be asked to leave by the landowner or an agent of church where former Southern President Frank Knittel 
the landowner Campus Safety, acting as the landowner's was scheduled to speak Felts was subsequently paid 
agent, asked Felts to leave because he was passing out his $10,000 by the Florida Conference. 

|te the college's handling 
|the SDA Press Release: 

"the picture that appeared i n the [SDA Press Release] v, 
not a picture of the Collegedale jail." 

Cramer said Felts was released soon after his arrest on 
a $250 bond. 

Felts said he plans to continue printing papers, but he 
indicated the number of papers in phase one could change. 
o is, Felts said, "More papers." 

Editor's Note: On Monday, Felts told us that he had 
talked with five lawyers about his being arrested by 
Collegedale police, and that he has offered to "settle " 
with the college for $1 million, $900,000 of which would 
go in a special fund for worthy students. Felts would 
o students, and be 
n campus. " Felts 

Southern Accent 

March 24, 199 4 I 

Campus Notes 

RESUME RESCUE: Seniors who need assistance with their resumes 
and cover letters, or who need help preparing tor job interviews should call 
the Counseling Center at 2782 tor an appointment, 
INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Dr. John Thorn from Loma Linda 
University will be on the campus March 30 - April 1 to interview students 
lor the School of Medicine. Representatives from Walker Memonal 
Medical Center will also be interviewing for an accountant position April 4- 
5. Contact the Counseling Center at 2782 to set up interview appoint- 
ments. , , 
INTERNATIONAL EXTRAVAGANZA: All students are encouraged to 
attend this international banquet, which will be held in the cafeteria 
Sunday, March 26. 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the Wnght Hall 
reception desk. Charge up to two tickets on ID card— Students tickets, $8; 
non-students, $10. Deadline: Thursday, March 24, 5 p.m. Come dressed 
in church attire or traditional costume. For more information, call 21 1 1 . 
INTERNET: The Internet Club will be having a luncheon on April 5, 1 2 p.m. 
in the cafeteria. 

GYM MASTERS: Homeshow tickets will go on sale at the Village Market 
on Sunday March 27. There will be only one show this year which is 
Sunday, April 3, 7 p.m. All tickets are $6 General Admission. Family 
tickets (for groups of four or more) can be purchased for $15. All Southern 
College students have the right to one ticket sponsored by the 
Dean of Students off ice. These must be picked up in advance at the Village 

PSI CHI: The National Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, inducted 1 1 
new members March 20. The organization encourages, stimulates, and 
maintains excellence in scholarship, and advances the science of psy- 
chology. It awards membership to those who are making psychology one 
of their major interents and who meet cartain qualifications. 
BECOME A CELEBRITY: FM 90.5 WSMC need announcers this 
summer and next fall for a variety of shifts. If you are interested, please 
stop by the station in Brock Hall for an application. 
BORNE: As part of the EA Anderson Lecture Series, Allen Borne, Jr., will 
speak on "Life Lessons in the Law" March 24 at 8 p.m. in Brock Hall 338. 
Call 2754 or 2751 for more information. 

TOMPKINS: As part ottheEOGrundset Lecture Series, Burney Tompkins 
will speak on "A Cold-Blooded Chorus in the Night" March 24 at 7:30 p.m. 
in Lynnwood Hall. Call 2754 or 2751 for more information. 
SHAW: Aspartofthe EA Anderson Lecture Series, Terry Shawwill speak 
on "So, You Want to Be an Executive" March 28 at8 p.m. in Brock Hall 338. 
Call 2754 or 2751 for more information. 

BLOOD ASSURANCE: Blood Assurance will be in front of Wright Hall 
March 29 and 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 2831 for more 

HEALING: The Collegedale Chapter of the Association of Adventist 
Forums is pleased to announce its next meeting on Sabbath, March 26 at 
3:00 p.m. in the Collegedale Academy auditorium. The topic is "Heal the 
Children; Child Abuse and the ChurchT This will be a panel discussion 
moderated by Bob Egbert, professor of psychology at Southern. Other 
panelists include Larry Williams, professor of sociology; Mae Watson, 
director of Kiddie Kampus Daycare; and Ruth Liu, mental health nurse. 
The program will include a discussion of how child abuse impacts the 
individual physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. 
MURDERINTHECAFEA Lee College drama group performed a murder 
mystery for Southern College students at the SA Mystery Party Wednes- 
day evening, March 16, in the cafeteria. As SA Social Vice Avery 
McDougle made announcements, one of Lee College's actors, playing a 
detective, interrupted him. The detective announced that someone wanted 
the millionaire dead. The actors, dressed like different characters in the 
drama, mingled with the audience. To identify the guilty party, students 
had to ask the "characters" questions. Suddenly, the lights went out. 
Pandemonium reigned! People ran around, threw water, and someone 
even knocked over the speakers set up for the party. When the lights came 
on, the "dead" millionaire was lying on the floor. The audience , based on 
the information they gleaned from the characters, put their guesses in a 
hat. The answers were drawn from the hat until the correcfkiller" had been 
identified. David Amponsah chose $50 cash over a mystery box as his 
prize tor correctly guessing the killer's identity. Daniel Willis and Everton 
Collins were among other students who received cash prizes. The culprit? 
The butler, ironically, named Mr. Didit. Refreshments of donuts, juice and 
milk were served. McDougle said, "rThis party] was more interactive than 
just sitting there watching a play." The drama group also performed 
excerpts from their new musical. —Bryan Fowler and Stacy Gold 

Contributors: Jacque Branson. Adam Ferguson. Bryan Fowler Eric Gana Peter 
Griffin. Robert Hopwood, Matt Rodgers. Julie Tillman 

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Logy majors to submit papers to professional journals 

)ne year later, no snowplows needed 

Biology students have gone above and 
,yond, says Biology Professor William 

Senior 1 . Shannon Pitman, Brent Goodge, 
id juniors Scott DeLay, and David 
r^hard (pictured right) have completed 
ajorresearch projects. These students plan 
heirstudies for publication by the 
id of the year. "Their research is unusual; 
jinuriy students do this at the undergradu- 

says Hayes. 
All three studies involved reptiles: San 
ilvador Island rock iguana, rattlesnake, 
id crotaline snakes, researched by: 
(Gtihard, Goodge, Pitman, arid DeLay, re- 


' students presented their papers last 
J at the Tennessee Academy of Science. 
ley did ;i uood job." says Hayes. 
The young biologists are now waiting to 
ihmii die projects to different professional 
imals. Says Pitman: "Once it's finally 

I, I will submit it for publication." His 

journal is Toxicon, an interdiscipli- 
ry journal. 
Professor Hayes plans on continuing his 

with motivated students. He will be 

Satrip to Florida later in the spring to 
dy iguanas. This will be subsidized by 

Linda's Geoscience Institute. 

Rob White 

little a 

i year ago, Southern College 
buried under almost two feet of snow. 

started snowing on Friday afternoon, 
didn't stick. Then we woke up Sabbath 
ling, and there it was, about 2 1 inches of 
fc stuff," says Junior Dave Varner. 
I* weather reports that warned Tennes- 
rcsidents of the oncoming blizzard were 
^ignored. "We'd heard reports of snow 
*> and nothing had happened. So we 
''really think it would amount to any- 


What it finally amounted to, however, 
was no water or school for two days. Danny 
Torres, a freshman last year, commented, 
"The whole school basically closed down. 
We were outofpowerfortwoorthree hours, 
and they had to close classes because the 
water was out," he says. "No one could take 
a shower or anything." 

Many students took advantage of the 
snowy break by sledding around campus, 
and building snowmen like the one shown 
proudly in the January SC calendar . "Ev- 
erybody just went wild, sledding and every- 

thing," saysTorres. Varner remembers, "We 
had taken out old trays from the cafeteria, 
and were sliding down 'Rachel's Ladder,' 
the stairway from the cafeteria to Thatcher 
Hall. It was a blast." 

What are the chances of a repeat perfor- 
mance by the weather this year? Not many 
students are expecting a snowstorm this late 
into spring, according to Matt Whitaker. "I 
don't think we'll have that (snowstorm) this 
year, since we've already had a harsh cold 
spell," he says. "It's nice to see the snow 
once in a while, but it can get old." 

cademic V.P. wants students to 
raduate from strong college 

* to priming of iKe tentative sched- 
»™ year, a junior realizes that to 
_ *• I* needs an earth science and an 
"late-level foreign language. The 
™° are scheduled at the same time. 
8»ing to do? He would like to 
'""'year. His solution: visit the 
ldi?"' e " rS busy sched "le. he had to 
*"* Dean Floyd Greenleaf is re- 
-' more than most students real- 
■""'S-'hedulc conflicts. Students 

Kar e °r IC ' :P,i0 ' ,,01,olic >' i ' lord ' irl0 

k,i„? C ™ leafs "»Jor concerns "I 


L need 10 know what kind of 


the problems, he says, are rather simple. But 
occasionally a complication arises. 

One problem that troubles Greenleaf is 
GPA inflation. This trend is a concern to 
Southern, he says. "There is a growing con- 
cern on this campus that grade inflation has 
weakened our program." He says that "an A 
doesn't have the clout it did 25 years ago. 
Students are less likely to accept a C." No- 
body can explain this occurrence, says 

Greenleaf does explain some of his goals 
for Southern. "I would like to see more 
departments with doctoral degrees." He 
would like some departments in particular 
to have better credentials. 

He also wants a higher level of faculty 
participation in professional activities. "I 

want teachers to do more than transmit 
knowledge in the classroom." He wants 
professors to write for journals and do re- 
search. He says "people in fine arts should 
be involved in producing fine arts," and that 
"this kind of intellectual activity rubs off on 
the students." He doesn' t want the minds of 
the professors to become rusty. 

What else does the Academic Dean do? "I 
attend and participate in administrative me- 
chanics," he says. This means dealing with 
personnel in the academic departments, ad- 
justing teaching loads, budgeting for depart- 
ments, sitting on committees, and helping 
students with their problems. 

For all the responsibilities the Academic 
Dean has, it is no wonder it's hard to sched- 
ule an appointment with him. 


"You'd better be careful, brother, or 
your name and face will appear in 
the SDA Press Release," 
—Religion Professor Ron Springett, 
to Sam Ball, who said he had a 
"slightly different translation" of a 
Greek text than that of the King 
James Version. 

"A leader is one who has a compass 

in his head and a magnet in his 


—Assembly speaker Howard 


The only way I'll lose 15 pounds is to 
cut off my head." 

—Biology Professor David Ekkens. 
when told his body fat level meant he 
needed to lose 15 pounds. 

"I can't find him. I know he's out here. 
This is like a game." 
—Campus Safety Officer Marc 
Grundy, searching for illegal roller- 
blader Aaron Payne on the Prom- 

"God has blessed me. I spent all of 
break looking for a new truck instead 

"Men, don't ever think you've got a 
woman figured out, because you'll 
be wrong." 

—Health Professor Phil Garver, to 
his class. 

'They think that you have the atten- 
tion span of a gnat." 
—National Public Radio's Bob 
Edwards, on modem newspapers. 

"In radio, there is a magic— a feeling 
that this person is talking to you." 

"It could be awful — right now we jusl 
don't know. The way they're han- 
dling it is awful." 
— Edwards, on Whitewater. 

"We only get that 
the right." 

— Edwards, on NPR's being too lib- 

"I think he's a hoot. I love listening to 
him. But we're in different busi- 
nesses — I'm in news, and he's in 
talk. You have to take him with a 
grain of salt — maybe a ton. . . . 
Don't get your news from Rush." 
—Edwards, on conservative talk 
show host Rush Limbaugh. 

Southern Accent 

March 24, 1994 I 

What is the Adventist 
Laymen's Council? 

John Felts is the president of the 
Adventist Laymen's Council for the 
area covering most of the United 
States. He said the ALC is an interna- 
tional organization whose mission is 
tobe heard. According to Felts, church 
leaders will not listen. 

Fetts said he works closely with 
John Adam, an investment counselor 
from Memphis, Tenn., who is the 
Council's international president. 
Adam said his organization's goal is 
"to keep the church honest. We want 
the laymen informed as to what's go- 
ing on." He said the organization 
began during the Davenport scandal 
around 1980. "As soon as we in- 
formed the lay people of what was 
going on [with the Davenport i 
dal]," Adam said, "I 

Adam believes the power of the 
church lies with the lay people. u Our 
brethren don't seem to realize it's the 
laymen who sign the paychecks 
around here," he said. 

In an interview with The Board 
Speaks, Felts said the Council's over- 
all goal is to identify and correct prob- 

s the end." 

"Our work has 


tive to protect our sources." 

Themembersoithe Council or"sup- 
porters," as Felts calls them, are all 
Seventh-day Adventist laymen. But 
"the [Seventh-day Adventist Church] 
organization doesn't control us," Felts 

Panel addresses SDA Press Release charges 

E oft 

siness men, but he 
and Felts both refused to comment on 
the exact number ot members. 

Felts also said there is no official 
membership list "We purposefully do 
not carry a computer list because 
somebody would get into it and people 
would be damaged," he said. They 
would be fired from their jobs." 

Felts also would not reveal how one 
can become a member. He said no 
ministers are accepted into the orga- 

Felts promotes the Council views 
Ihrough the SDA Press Release. Ac- 
cording to Felts, the Council's ultimate 
goal in publishing the Press Release 
is to "inform people, wake them up, 
cause them to study, and though it 
may not look like it, have them know 
who their true God is." 

Adam said he does not approve of 
Felts's methods or the Press Release. 
"I think we need to sit down and talk it 
out [with the college board and admin- 
istration]," he said. 
According to Adam, he and Felts 

well but he's hard to understand," he 

Adam said he spoke with President 
Frank Knittle during the controversy 
12 years ago. "I told [Knittle], don't 
mess around with John," he said. 
"Unless you listen to John Felts, he'll 
put you under. Two months later, 
Knittle was gone." 

In the Press Re/ease, an address is 
given for all those wishing to send 
donations. According to Felts, dona- 
tions to the ALC are not tax deduct- 
ible. Heclaims to have received dona- 
tions from people all over the country, 
but he would give no exact amounts. 
He says most donationsare small and 
are used for postage costs, printing 
bills, and assembling and distribution 

Gordon hosted a panel discussion Saturday 
evening on "Questions Concerning A Tab- 
loid." Gordon lold the closed meeting of fac- 
ulty and students that the purpose was to "give 
the facts and not withhold anything" and to 
give Southern the opportunity to tell the truth 
cil in its publication SDA Press Release. 

Panel members.consistingofDr.DonSahly, 
president; Dr. Jack Blanco, Religion DepL 
chair, religion faculty Dr. Derek Morris and 
Dr. Norman Gulley; and journalism profes- 
sors Dr. Lynn Sauls and Pam Harris, made 
statements about five issues and answered 
audience questions on other issues as well. 
The panel focused on the following: 

• the call for Dr. Sahly to resign 

• the call for the religion faculty to resign 

• the charge about the Evangelical Theo- 
logical Society 

• the content of Spiritual Formation class 

• the credibility and ethical problems with 
the SDA Press Release. 

Gordon indicated the Board's strong sup- 
port of Dr. Sahly. In light of attacks on the 
Religion Dept., Dr. Sahly pointed confirmed 
their solid support of the fundamental beliefs 
of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and 
pointed to the series of Perspectives maga- 
zines in which all the fundamental beliefs had 
been addressed by religion faculty. 

"I'm almost ashamed to have to defend our 
relationship with otherChristians," Dr. Blanco 
said in regard to his professional membership 
in the Evangelical Theological Society and the 
department's hosting of the annual meeting 
last year. 

"We in the Religion Department belong to a 
number of societies," Blanco said. "As you 

meetwith members of these societies, you find 
that there are many exemplary Christians that 
really know Christ...and (you) appreciate their 

He said he was elected president of the 
Southeastern region and was responsible for 
hosting the meeting on Southern's campus. 

Dr. Morris said his Spiritual Formations 
course is designed to enhance the personal 
devotional lives of students. It focuses on 
prayer, Bible study, and personal devotions. 
He said allegations that he is an undercover 
Jesuit agent are "sad." Dr. Blanco said the 
Spiritual Formation I class was so successful 
that Spiritual Formationllwasintroduced into 
the curriculum. Neither course is required. 

Morris also addressed an attack on a paper 
he prepared to present to the Evangelical Theo- 
logical Society last year. The research focused 
on the personal devotional lives of ministers 
and encouraged Christian growth through per- 
sonal time in prayer, Bible study and personal 

He said quotations had been blended with 
other quotations resulting is a misrepresenta- 
tion of the message. "I'd like to think it was 
done out of ignorance rather than malicious 
intent," he said, noting that he "never had the 
opportunity to talk to the author," which is the 
"Biblical and Christian thing to do." 

Dr. Lynn Sauls exposed the paper's cred- 
ibility problems. He said the paper "lacked 
credibility because of content." 

"I know Dr. Blanco, Dr. Gulley and Dr. 
Morris, and I know they are not heretics," 
Sauls said. The SDA Press Release reminds 
Sauls of the kind of literature he received years 
ago from Davidians at Waco. 

"[The title] SDA Press Release makes it 
look as if it's an official publication of the 

Church," Sauls said. "It isn'' s decepth 
Sauls pointed out that information rcg L 
ing the Laymen's Council, its mission and" 
purpose, is missing from the publication cr 
ing confusion about the publishing organii 
tion. "It seems deceptive. Without having 
read it, it lacks credibility." 

When asked about the organization's riBlL 
to freedom of the press, Sauls said, "FreedoJ 
of the press does not mean freedom to libelant! 
slander. That infringes on others' freedom T 

Harris said the SDA Press Release u 
tabloid-type methods and emphasized the irJ 
portance of becoming a "savvy const 

She said fake names and by-lines d' 
to hide the writer's identity create unar 
questions about the credentials of those m 
ing accusations. She questioned the integritl 
of the photograph illustrating a John Feltl 
behind bars (it was not taken in the Coll 
legedale jail), and noted the false analogy] 
Felts' two-hour incarceration can hardly bf 
compared to the 23 years that VladimirShelkol 
spent in Soviet prisons, she said of the twfl 
items placed together on the front page. 

Harris emphasized the role of st 
ibility in the process of making judgment! 
"When we see bylines such as 'A Concern! 
Parent' we must ask. Who is this parental 
why isn't he orshe willing to go on record??r] 
have to make judgments about die credential 
of those making accusations." 

Dr. Norman Gulley affirmed that theRcffl 
gion Department's teaching on t 
Christ is in harmony with the 27 Fundamenli 
Beliefs of the Church. He distributed a hani 
out of his research related to Christ and callfl 
the topic one of infinite mystery, which will! 
the subject of study throughoui eiemity. 

Administration "bonuses" cause controversy 

Bidwell: New system will save money 

By Pamela Maize Harris 

The word "bonus" has triggered an ex- 
change of miscommunications and misunder- 
standings between Student Associations lead- 
ers and college administrators and has resulted 
in the resignation of one student senator. 

A reconfiguration of travel and insurance 
expense reimbursements for college adminis- 
trations into a uniform benefits package and a 
restructuring for faculty progressional report- 
able expenses are the source of conflict. The 
benefits package was approved at the March 
Southern College Board meeting. 

vestigation and sometimes heated exchanges 
when they suspected that administrators had 
voted themselves raises ranging from $3,220 
to 510,400 (which includes $300 per month 
forpresidential housing and entertaining). Last 
year the Sahlys entertained nearly one thou- 
sand guests. Further suspicion surfaced when 
they thought the administration intended to 
abandon the Generol Ciink-ivm^ '.'.aiv -..jIc 
and adopt more lucrative salary scales. 

Nothing could be further from the truth, 
according to President Don Sahly and Dale 
Bidwell, senior vice prestdentfor finance. Itis 
the Board of Trustees which sets benefits. Dr. 
Sahly is the only college administrator who is 
numbers 35. 

Reimbursement for spouse travel, auto in- 
surance, and other expenses has been stan- 
dardized and simplified, according to Bidwell, 
who called the benefits package more fair than 
the previous reimbursement-for-receipt policy. 

egory the same," Bidwell said. "There is no 
reason the college should pay more based on 
the vehicle one selects to own and drive or on 
the availability of a spouse to travel." 

He said the goal was to be fair and to 
compensate according to the "limits estab- 
lished by denominational policy, the budget, 
and the Board of Trustees." 

Worries by students about oversights and 
abuse are unfounded, Bidwell said, noting that 
all accounting records are reviewed three times, 
including a thorough audit by an outside, inde- 
pendent accounting firm. 

Bidwell maintains the benefits package will 
save money through simplified processing 
procedures, and will place a cap on expense. 
Based on established averages, the "fiat rate" 
benefits package "encourages employees to 
shop for the best price," Bidwell said. 

In a February 24 letter to Bidwell, Student 
Association President David Beckworth wrote, 
"We have decided to drop this issue com- 
pletely including the request for a statement." 
The issue reemerged when Senator Mike 
Melkersen and Greg Camp submitted a letter 
to the SDA Press Release charging "fancy 
accounting" andincreased opportunity fordis- 
honesty. The letter was published March 1 8. 
Bidwell was most disappointed when this ac- 
tion was taken. "I felt that our meetings had 
been positive and productive," he said, " and 
feel saddened that my explanations were not 
accepted." He offered to go to the next Senate 
meeting in an effort to answer any lingering 

. Aceontingtoihe SDA Press Release artic\c, 
Melkersen, who resigned his Senate seat March 

1 8 [S A officers and Melkersen agreed 
resignation was appropriaie |. finJ- the 
interaction issues most '■troubling." A* 
ing to Beckworth. the Senate had voted 
three officers would addre^ the issue 
vately with Dr. Sahly. Melkersen decidt 
deal with his concerns —particularly ihei 
ofhow studentshad been treated— by puol| 
ing a letter in the SDA Press Release. 
"The administration's manner of d 
with this issue was of concern to the S 
who felt the problem should have befflj 
dressed differently," Beckworth said. HJ 
both sides can leam from this so these p™ 
lems can be avoided in the future." 

Sahly detailed the interaction problems"] 
specially called SA Senate meeting V I 
quested for Friday to clarify any w» 1 
unresolved and at the panel di*"* 1 ^ 
day evening. He admitted getting up»J 
the manner in which he felt threatened BjJ 
statements of honesty and to »«* 
mehts. He admitted "blowing my wp 
said he had apologized both priv**] 
publicly for doing so. ?1 

"I should not have lost my cool, 
■They made me mad and I became* 
sive," he said of the confront jiiuik 

Sahly suggested that listeners , a * ^m 
for their side of the story in the | 

fairness. ,u"SiMM 

"Apologies have been "^31 
noting that the general ledger, 

minutes were made available ro » ^ 

"We don't want to prolong ft 
asking for closure on the enure iss ■ 

Southern Accent 

What about Bob? 

VSMC's Jeff Lemon asks questions ofNPR's 
"loft Edwards, and even gets a few answers 

When the Accent approached me about a Question and 
interview with National Public Radio Morning 
Host Bob Edwards, I thought the assignment would 
pretty easy. After all, Bob is used to interviews and 
6.7 million people each week. As soon as I met 
mat the airport, however, I knew my assignment would be 
;e conducting a KGB interview with a man who was held 
stage by a dentist' s dri 11 . Get the journalist away fromhis 
irophone, where he has to talk, and he becomes incred- 
|y silent, resorting to one-word answers as much as 
issible. Perhaps that is what makes him a good newsman: 
.pends more time listening than talking. 
'So, how was your flight?" I asked. 
Fine," Bob said. 
Did they treat you well?" I followed up. 

all Edwards would say. 
I decided I had better ask more open-ended questions, so 
iked Bob how he liked NPR's new headquarters (the 
twork moved three weeks ago from its long-held location 
,M Street, across from CBS News). At this question, Mr. 
opened up a little, but only a little. He spoke how, 
le new location is in a rather rough neighborhood, 
inside of the building is wonderful, with plenty of space 
rallof the offices, newsrooms, and editing bays needed to 
together fourteen newsmagazine shows weekly. 
I thought Bob Edwards would speak more about the latest 
's. but these questions also did not elicit much 
Edwards spoke of the age-old troubles between 
:land and England. The newsman believes nothing short 
miracle will bring peace to the region. He says the 
ire too intense and the ideological differ- 

great. The journalist's face lit up when he spoke 
of how h,s wife, Sharon, would accompany h.s dauehlors 
ages 9 and 14, to Ireland next fall as the two young ladies 
compete in a world-wide Irish dance competition. 

I had about given up questioning Bob, when I decided to 
give his book, "Fridays with Red," a try. It was as if I had 
struck a home run. Bob started a conversation over break- 
fast that would not quit until the last bit of food was 
devoured. When Red died about ayear ago, Bob had nearly 
completed 1 2 years of weekly conversations each Friday at 
7:35 a.m. with the sports broadcasting legend Red Barber. 

"In the beginning, how did you arrange your conversa- 
tions with Red?" I asked. 

"We had a Sports Editor named Ketzel Levine who was 
trying to do a story on Jackie Robinson for Black History 
Month," Edwards said. "The more research Ketzel did on 
Robmson, the more Red Barber's name kept popping up, so 
she ended up contacting Red and, eventually, the contact led 
to my chats with Barber." 

Breakfast ended and the 
abruptly as it had begun. 

Asthedayprogressed.theL ,,,,. ,, 

winning of the 1984 Edward R. Murrow Award from the 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting for "outstanding con- 
tributions to Public Radio." Many NPR broadcasters have 
since won the award. I asked who he hopes will win this 
year and he almost cut my question off as he began to 
answer, "NPR Legal AffairsCorrespondentNinaTotenberg. 
She has such a way of describing the court's activities. It's 
almost like you're there, listening lo the debates in person." 

Some people may suy the iiccompjnyuij; citation on Bob 

finished just £ 
turned toEdwards' 

NEWSMAN: NPR'S Bob Edwards spoke at 
last Thursday's assembly. 

Edward's Edward R. Murrow Award pretty much sums up 
the NPR journalist's achievements, "Every station that 
carries Morning Edition can attest to Bob Edwards' extraor- 
dinary rapport with listeners In terms of his editorial 

leadership and on-air performance, Bob has created a stan- 
dard for the industry." In other words, it could be said he 
puts the "Public" in Public Radio in his own quiet way. 

Do you think 
President Clinton & 45% Yes 
Mrs. Clinton are guilty 10% No 
of wrongdoing in the 45% Don't Know 
Watewater affair? 

Can you explain the 
Whitewater affair and the 86% Could not 
Clinton administrations 14% Could 
role in it? 

Do you think President and Mrs. Clinton are guilty of wrongdoing in Whitewater? 


. they are. I don't think Bill and 
lla 7 would be ignorant about their 
■nvolvement in anything." 

"They appear to be involved simply "I think Hillary is n 
because of their unwilling 
openly discuss it." 

South ern Accent 


What's a Kiss or Two or 
Three Between Cultures? 

Mymom always thought Disney's Epcot Centerwas 
the next best thing to "being there." You know, 
actually being in a foreign country. You can walk 
through Norway and see only blond, blue-eyed work- 
ers, smell the pastries baking in France, and in every 
country hear the clacking of foreign languages as 
native employees bustle through their daily activities. 
This, however, does not compare with the interna- 
tional experience at El Meson. 

During the Resident Assistant retreat in August, all 
the RAs went to El Meson for dinner. Most people like 
Mexican food, so the deans figured it was a safe bet. 
That's what they thought! The incident at the end of 
our meal rapidly changed their opinion. In response to 
Dean Engel's request for the check, our waiter re- 
turned proudly holding El Meson's version of a birth- 
day cake and followed by three other waiters, each 
toting a sombrero large enough to fit an elephant. 
Certainly not our idea of the check. Three tries later, 
we found a waiter who knew what "check" meant. 

Recently, a student in Persuasion and Propaganda 
class reported this story of a young man who went to 
an interview luncheon at a Japanese restaurant with his 
prospective Japanese employers. They all ordered the 

same dish. It came with a very thin, pancake-lUce 

wafer. The American, having no clue what this was for 
and lacking the patience to wait and see what the others 
did with it, promptly picked up the "wafer" and began 
wiping his face with it. He didn't get the job. 

Not to be outdone, 1 stuck the proverbial foot in my 
mouth while studying in France last year. 1 was chat- 
ting with one of my professors when suddenly he got 
this horrified look on his face. I had just told him how 
much I liked his cat. This conversation, of course, was 
in French. Not my native tongue. I was mortified when 
he explained that I had actually just said I wished his 

There are millions of examples like these. One 
culture meets another and suddenly we're all reduced 
to mumbling, bumbling idiots. Even a mere greeting 
becomes a guessing game. The French kiss each other's 
cheeks two, three, or four times depending on what 
part of the country they' re from. The Japanese play the 
bowing game, each hoping they don' t offend the other 
with how little or how low they bow. And Americans 
have their own little bubble of personal space and think 
anything more than a handshake i 

Where did all this cultural mumbo-jumbo originate' 
The Tower of Babel? Imagine what that 
been like. You turn and ask your partner for a hammt 
and he hands you a 2x4. You repeat your question and 
get an ax. A third try gives you a chisel. By the 
time you get the hammer yourself and want to bonk the 
imbecile on the head with it. 

In a different light, most of us have 
vicariously or live, Italian food; a Spanish bull- 
the English country-side; and the Aussie, easy-going, 
live-life-to-the-fullest attitude. Not to mention enjoy- 
ing Toyota,Mercedes and Honda;Taco Bell; and Swiss 
chocolate. The list goes on. 

Imagine a world consisting of only American 
ucts. Ford and Chevrolet rule the road; there's nc 
thing as spaghetti, pizza, or burritos; Sony, Aiwa and 
Onkyo don't exist; but GE and Kodak are thriving. 
Yep, good 'ol America — hot dogs, baseball andappls 
pie. Kind of limits the possibilities doesn't it? 

Culture shock. Maybe it's not quite the den 
make it out to be. After all, a slice of Brazilian I 
and White Chocolate Ice Cream Torte causes 
forget cultural blunders real quick! 



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This week's best and worst on campus: 


The Board Speaks — lessons have been learned 

The Southern College Religion Dept. 

Saturday's Global Mission Rally — nice contrast to 
the rally outside the gym 


The SDA News Release — maybe a better headline 

Felts' offer to settle for $1 million dollars— how about 
a few free journalism classes instead? 

Time and space that could be used for better things 

Southern Accent 


Money and 


Worshipping Effectively 

Do you ever worry about how you're going 

outhcra? Do you worry that you may be old enougn-i..,, ... mI^u.i.i. m„ m 
R| of your school loans are paid off? If so, you're not alone, and it's not your fault 
Parenting. It s an enormous, lifetime commitment. If two people wanted lo fly to 
Germany for a vacation, that would be achoice they would have 100 percent control 
,\er. Fhey wouldn't leave America without enough money to get home, would they? 

I What is the difference, then, when couples marry, and thoughtlessly procreate. 

I^reyarding all coiiMdc-naion lor the luturew.fOiL'irchildren. just because il might be 

un to play mommy and daddy? I know students who work 30 to 50 hours each week 

b pay for their school bills, all the while taking 1 2 to 20 hours of classes. 

|d most teachers here at Southern, students should be prepared to spend at least I 

jours of outside schoolwork per class hour each week. That means thai if a student is 

axing 16 hours of classes, he or she can expect to spend 32 hours on homework, in 

ttldition to the 1 6 hours in class. That 48 hours of classwork. plus the 30 hours of part- 

ime jobbing is a load that even Atlas (the mythological Greek character who is 

,-upposedly holding Earth on his back) couldn't handle. 

Is it any wonder why many students survive on less than four hours of sleep each 

light? The thing is, most of the students who bear the burden of their tuition are the 

s whose parents claim them as dependants for tax purposes. That means thai even 

jgh the parents do not pay for their children's education, they, technically, make 

much money for the student to receive financial aid. Therefore, the student bears 

iven greater financial strain. Many even work or worry themselves into sickness. 

ers and high blood pressure are not uncommon among the students who are 

iponsible for paying their own school bills. 

The solution to this tragedy is simple. Couples should very carefully plan for the 
loftheirchildren. College is part of the parenting package — just like a return 
p from Europe is pan of the vacation package. A person is headed for trouble in 
lay's society without a good education. Parents arc obligated to provide for their 
hildren's education just like they are obligated to pay for meals and shelter and 
li'ilmiy iIuoujjIuhii childhood. 

rse, having a pan-time job is usually a positive experience for college 

itudenls. It teaches responsibility, makes professional contacts, broadens horizons, 

iJ provides an introduction to the real world. Most student are willing to help their aspects <>| ' ,i college education However, when the need to 

i'ii interferes with the cducai ii m process, the money being spent is wasted, because 

student cannot possibly get out what he or she is so diligently Irving to put in. 

Who pays for 
your tuition? 

23% You 
20% Parents 
52% Both 
5% Other 


^ndly exhibition games against other S 

F wvaral reasons why there she 
EL" 1 .^." 999 basketball team. 
)t having s 
J against Southern College's 

team would casue competition by trying to be 
number one. Bui doen't the gymnastics team try to 
be number one? Doesn't the gymnastics team try 
lo be better than their competitors? 

Students at Southern have little school spirit. 
This really disturbs me. The only lime that I can 
remember any school