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Official Student Newspape 

■plume 50, Issue 1 

<j^ cwuU ?£ve4, 0$6t, " 7>4crf*n t ?9:?30 September 9, 1994 

Mew Creation grabbed Southern hearts 

New Creation, a contemporary Christian a capella quartet, performed during a double-credit e 
assembly Tuesday, September 6, at 8 p.m. 

by Tony Barkley 

One look at the packed 
sanctuary, at the beaming 
(Smiles on the students faces, at 
the hands raised in praise, and 
that was all it took to see that 
this was not a typical Southern 
College assembly. 

John, Kim, Chris, and Amy 
are members of the a capella 
quartet New Creation. The 

group, performing in the church 
sanctuary, thrilled students with 
their high energy harmonies. 

"Tonight was excellent," said 
senior. Paul Zmaj, "I had heard 
that they were good, but tthis 

"I was really blessed through 
their music," said senior. 
J.P.Cardo, "they were great." 

"I feel like we really con- 

nected with the student body 
tonight," said bass vocalist John 
Scott, "it helped us perform, 
knowing the students were so 

The concert, which lasted 
about an hour, featured a variety 
of music from traditional hymns 
to contemporary Christian 
songs. "I really enjoyed the 
variety of style the group of- 

fered." said Collegedale s 
Pastor Ed Wright. "All our music 
other than the hymns is written 
and composedby New Creation," 
said group member Amy Carper. 

"Their original songs were so 
catchy," said Tissiana Kelley, 
"and I loved their contemporary 
version of 'Amazing Grace.' "We 
try to keep our performances 
balanced," said Scott, "We mix 
well known hymns with our 
original stuff so there is usually 
something for everyone." 

The quartet attempted to 
close with an audience participa- 
tion version of 'This Little Light 
of Mine' but the calls for an 
encore and the standing ovation 
given by the students 
would not be ignored. "We just 
want you to know," said tenor 
Chris Carper, "that we can take 
no credit for your praise. It is 
flowing right through us and up 
to God." 

The group sang one more 
number before making their way 
to the foyer where they met with 
students, signing autographs and 
handing out group photos. 

SA welcomes students to Big Al's Diner 

by Tony Barkley 

Welcome back... to the '50's! 

Leather jackets and bobby 
socks, hoola-hoops, doo-wop 
and, of course. Elvis. 
Big Al's Diner (the gymnasium) 
was the place to be August 27 as 
the Student Association's Wel- 
come Back bash took us back in 

"They really made everything 
seem authentic," said freshman 
pre-Physical Therapy major 
Bonnie McConnell, "the Elvis 
impersonation and the '50's 
music made it real for me." 

"We spent a lot of hours 
trying to make the gym look and 
jffeel like a typical 1950's hang- 
out," said SA Social VP Heather 

I At 9:25 p.m.. eight minutes 
Sate, the doors to Big Al's were 
lopened and anxious students — 
many in '50's garb — made their 
way Inside. After getting name 
tags, everyone was treated to 
french fries and Cokes (caffeine 
Jfree, of course). "The fries and 

Cokes were really cool," said 
sophomore Tara Morauske, "and 
1 really enjoyed the floats. They 
were delicious." Root-beer floats 
were served on the softball field 
after the indoor activities. 

The main attraction for many 
of the students was the gigantic 
guitar-shaped fountain that 
occupied the center of the gym 
floor. "The guitar was so cool 
with all those lights and 
candles," said junior education 
major Jennifer Gravel, "The dry 
ice bubbling in the water was 

"! really liked the guitar, it 
was a very original idea," said 
Grant Corbett, a junior. The 
fountain, put together by 
Aasheim's uncle Dennis Silva, 
was 50 feet long, held 1500 
gallons of water, 100 lb. of dry 
ice, and was surrounded by ovei 
400 lights and candles. 

After a hoola-hoop contest, 
where prizes were awarded to 
the last participant to drop the 
hoop, the festivities moved 
outside where an authentic 

barnstorming crop-duster, flowr 
by Junior Oliver Falsnes, 
skimmed the crowd, dropping 
over 2000 Tootsie Roll candies 
as he passed. 

The party ended In the 
traditional Southern College 
style with a fifteen minute fire- 
works display. 

"Over all, 1 had a good time 
planning my first party," 
Aasheim said, "It was a learning 
experience. I am really excited 
about our next project — 
Southern's version of Wheel of 

When can we expect the next 
SA event? "Sometime very soon," 

Southern Accent 


It Wasn't Me 

Everybody is always 
blaming somebody for some- 
thing anybody could have 
done but nobody did. This is a 
problem. Because if anybody 
could have done it, but no- 
body did, that means some- 
body is at fault. And who takes 
the blame? That is certainly 
the question. 

It's always easier to blame 
someone else when something 
goes wrong. Few people 
willingly admit that they made 
a mistake or forgot where they 
put something. 

For instance, The laundry 
frequently comes back missing 
a sock or two. Over a period 
of time this leaves ten or more 
pairs of unmatched socks in 
the drawer. The immediate 
accusation is, "Who keeps 
stealing socks out of the 
washer and dryer?" There's a 

not a thought given to the 
possibility that maybe they fell 
out of the laundry basket 
somewhere in the hallway. 
Nope, somebody definitely 
stole them! 

Or, at 7:59 a.m., with class 
starting in one minute and rain 
pouring down outside, the 
umbrella has gone into hiberna- 
tion in some long-forgotten 
location. In all the rush and 
frustration the first thought 
that pops out is often, "What 
did you do with my umbrella?" 
As if roomie would go and 
purposefully hide it somewhere 
for lack of anything else to do. 

Some people just forget 
things period, and then can't 
figure out what went wrong. 
Feeding the fish, turning the 
headlights off when parking the 
car, setting the alarm! "Honest, 
Mrs. Doonshire, the reason I 
didn't do my homework was 
because I was so distraught 
over my fish dying. And I was 
late to class because my alarm 
didn't go off and then my car 
wouldn't start..." Yeah, and 
whose fault was that anyway? 

Alas, the question of blame 
remains a problem. If every- 
body could remember that 
anybody can make a mistake, 
than nobody would need to 
blame somebody other than 
him or herself. That would 
(li'finiii'ly be an improvement. 

Letter: Confused about counting 

Dear Accent, 

Could you research something for me? I have been spending 
quite a lot of time in the library recently and I wonder why every 
few minutes 1 am counted by one of the library staff. Don't they 
have better things to do than wandering around the library finding 
people to tally? What could they be up to? At the check-out desk 
they mark down every time they speak to someone and whoever is 
sitting by the periodicals is just sitting there counting people. 
Wouldn't it be better to install a turnstile with a reliable counter 
and free up some of the library staff? Could you find out why they 
need to know how many use the library? 


Dear Baffled, 

Good question regarding library counting. No, they don't need 
practice counting to ten! The purpose of counting students in the 
library is to find the average number of student users. Then they 
will take this number and determine what hours the library should 
be open. The goal is to eliminate wasted time but still provide 
students a wide range of library hours. 



Editor: Stac; 



Mar ca Age 

Layout editor. 

Alicia Goree 

Photo editor. 

Rob Howell 

World News editor 

Larisa Myers 

Religion editor 

Jeane Hernandez 

Lifestyles editor 

Tony Barkley 

Sports editor 

Jeremy Abbott 

Foreign Affairs editor 

Taml Burch 

Graphic Artist: 

Jason Wilhelm 


Andrea Fuller 

Advertising Manager. 

Angi Ascher 


Avery McDougle 


Tissiana Kelley 

Sponsor Dr. Bert Coolidge 

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New beginnings! Times of chal- 
lenge and opportunity. 1 have been 

inded again in the past few 
weeks of how wonderful it is to be able to start again. During fourth 
summer session, one of my freshman students penned the follow- 
ng message, which 1 share with her permission: "This past year 
has been one of doubt, or should I say skepticism, for me. I never 
really knew Jesus. I accepted Him as my Savior years ago, but I did 
not know Him. Now, I feel like 1 do. He is real now. That time of 
questioning is over. I have found the answer!" Talk about joy! Talk 
about peace! You can see it in her eyes. A new beginning. 

Just this past week, I received another note from a student 
who, after a few days back at Southern, experienced a new begin- 
ning in her life. She gave me permission to share her testimony: "I 
can't stop praising God for His goodness. I have no doubt in my 
mind that this is where the Lord wanted me. Within one week, I've 
seen everything in a new light because of Jesus Christ." 

I'm thankful for a Christian college where life-changing miracle: 
still happen to students, faculty, and staff. This new school year 
offers each one of us a new beginning. We all have the opportunity 
to start again. Perhaps this past year was a great experience for 
you. However, wonderful though it was, this is a new year. To try 
to live in the past is to lose touch with the present and miss the 
opportunities of the future. Thank God for a new challenge, for a 
new beginning. Or perhaps this past year was not a good one for 
you. You've come through a time of difficulty or heartache. Then 
rejoice that you don't have to live in the past. Thank God for a ne 

The apostle Paul spoke about new beginnings in his letter to 
the Phillipians when he wrote, "Forgetting those things which are 
behind and straining toward what is ahead, 1 press on toward the 
goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in 
Christ Jesus," Phillipians 3:13-14. So, as the Romans would say, 
"Carpe diem," Seize the day! Realize the full potential that you have 
in Jesus Christ. And thank God for a new beginning. 

If you have any story or photo 
suggestions, please drop them 
by the Accent 2721 office, or call 
Stacy Gold at 2243. 

September9, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Love is a Verb 

Love is a verb. It is a posi- 
tive action verb. And action is 
seen in the lives who portray it. 

Love is fondness. An elderly 
lady crossing a busy intersec- 
tion. Arms filled with groceries. 
Arms that are too full. Grocer- 
ies on the ground- Cars 
screeching to a halt. Traffic 
that begins to build. A ten-year- 
old boy. A sympathetic heart. 
Knees bending to the ground. 
Hands lifting the food to be 
placed back into the bags. A 
smile of gratitude. No more 
blaring horns. A grateful heart. 

Love is affection. An injured 
cry for help. Red, puffy eyes. A 
child's tear-stained face. 
Bruised and bleeding knees. A 
bicycle without training wheels. 
Kleenex. A box of Band-Aids. A 
parent's tender voice. Arms 
that embrace. Hands that wipe 
the tears away. Words that 

A white satin gown. A 
preacher. A beautiful bride. The 
handsome groom. A chapel full 
of people. A couple repeating 
their vows. Commitment. Giving 
:of the soul. For better or worse. 
A support in sickness. A refuge 
in sorrow. Sharing a life — no 

matter what comes. Two lives 
as one. Forever. 

Love is devotion. Chalk- 
boards and dust. Three o'clock 
in the afternoon. A nearly 
empty classroom. One child. A 
blank piece of paper. A forlorn 
stare. A teacher's tender smile. 
A hand laid on the shoulder. 
Words of encouragement. An 
extra chair pulled up. Tasseled 
hair. Math equations. Taking 
the time to care. 

A loyal servant. Bible stud- 
ies. Sharing God's grace. Willing 
to go. Over seas. In a foreign 
land. In a different culture. A 
different lifestyle. New faces to 
cherish. New names to remem- 
ber. Reaching out to others. 

A camouflaged uniform. 
Sweat. Blood. Heat. Saudi 
Arabia. Desert Storm. A weary 
soldier. Fighting for freedom. 
Red, white, and blue. Death's 
final words. An echo from the 
past. "Give me liberty or give 
me death!" 

Love is forgiveness. Rebel- 
lion. A wayward son. Mistake 
after mistake. Foolish choices. 
A life of pleasure turned to 
misery. Regret. A heart longing 
for home. Self put aside. Steps 
retraced. Familiar roads. A 
father's extended arms. A 
welcome embrace. All else 

Laughed at. Tormented. 
Ridiculed. Rejected. Ignored. 
Blood and tears. Hours in 
prayer. A cross of wood. A 
heart of grace. Nail-pierced 
hands. Words of salvation. 
"Father forgive them, for they 
know not what they do!" 

Love is "an expression of 
one's affection." Love is a verb. 

Don't Diss Dixie 

Welcome to Southern 
College! One of our slogans says 
I It all: "great place to be. " That's 
I assuming you've never been to 
I Hawaii. If you have , then we say 
I "Southern College: Better than 

This is said, of course, to 
Kleverly illustrate my point for 
Ithe column today: The South has 
I always taken abuse from the 
f other parts of the country. It 

must be in the Constitution 
under Article 27, Section 5a, 
Route 19 going west: "And thou 
shalt smite the South with the 
smirk of thine lips." Of course, it 
didn't help, when, at the signing 
of the Declaration of Indepen- 
dence, after George, John, Paul 
and Ringo had signed their John 
Hancocks, the Georgia represen- 
tative put down his: "Button 
Gwinett." The document was 
signed on July 3rd, but because 
everybody fell all over them- 
selves laughing so hard, it wasn't 
until the 4th that they composed 
themselves and announced 

Collegedale has suffered 
indirectly at times being associ- 
ated with the South. One factor 
contributing to this may be our 
location. Another, is the fact that 
cows graze about two miles from 
here. People have called from as 
far as California to comment: 
Californian: "Say, all you Col- 

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; people ever have are 

I'd be crazy to live there." 

Me: "Well, you should at least 
visit us and see for yourself." 
Californian: "I'd like to, but at 
the moment my house is on fire, 
because of the earthquake." 
Me: "I'm terribly sorry. Maybe 
you should get out." 
Californian: "Are you nuts? 
With a riot going on? But let me 
get back to the cows..." 

The South is proud of the 
many fine, cultural landmarks 
that represent the unique people 
that make up this part of the US: 
Stucky's. Possum World. Or Rock 
City. Maybe you've been in Tibet 
and seen their billboards. 

Here's a sampling of the 
exciting slogans that reflect the 
spirit of the South: 
Georgia: "See us on your way to 
South Carolina: "More than rest 

Florida: "Live to tell about it!" 

North Carolina: "We're not all 

Billy Joe!" 

Tennessee: "Our necks are red 

but our hearts are gold!" 

Mississippi: "If you can spell it, 

you can find it!" 

Alabama: "Jawohl, y'all! We 

have a Mercedes plant. So 

Ha, ha! Don't you feel like 
family already? Why, we don't 
even use terms like 'Northerner' 
anymore; more like 'okra-de- 
prived.' And that little incident a 
few years ago that some call the 
Civil War? We prefer "Recent 
Unpleasantness." Unless your 
name is "Sherman". Even we 
have our limits. 

That just about wraps up 
our greeting to you. We still take 
your jokes with a smile. (" Bet 
you Southerners don't even 
know what thermal underwear 
looks like!"), but all in all, we're 
glad y'all are here. Or my name 
isn't Bobby Vic. 

Southern Accent 


Campus Notes 


National Teacher Exam 
Optometry Admission 
Pre-Professional Skills 

For Further informatior 

Application Deadline Test Date 
September 13 October 24 

September 12 October 23 

September 13 September 2 

contact Testing and Counseling at 2782. 

"All HPER, Wellness, and Health Science majors: There will be a 
Sabbath lunch Sept. 24 in the front lobby of the gym immediately 
lulluv.'iii;.; second service. See you there! 

*A!I Night Softball Tournament is coming up on Saturday night, 
September 24, beginning at 8:00 p.m. There will be 16 intramural 
teams playing and a women's midnight All-Star game. Come out and 
cheer the teams on! 

*NOTICE: All SDA literature has been moved because of a mildew 
problem in the SDA room. SDA books are now located on the main 
shelves according to their call letters. SDA reference books are in the 
main reference room. SDA periodicals are in the current periodicals 
section, and the entire BX section on the second floor is now de- 
voted to E.G. White's writings. 

ID cards are now required at the library for book check-out. The 
barcodes on the library books and ID cards are now being scanned 
into the computer. No card, no books! 

*SA will be sponsoring a Wheel of Fortune game show on September 
10. The show will be hosted by Doug Spinella, Ray Descalso, and our 
very own Vanna White-Tina Westerbeck. Prizes will be awarded. 

e day is September 21. No classes 

'Siymi! Theta Chi has elected its 1994-95 officers. They are as fol- 
lows: President- Vanessa Brown, Vice-Presidents-Stacee Wright and 
Konica Spiva, Secretary-Young He Chae, Treasurer-Julia Struntz, 
Public Relation s-Chrissy Shoemaker and Ann F.ichellberg, Food 
Cordinator-Rebecca Wagner, Pastor-Lei Ian i Mcfadden, Saturday 
Night Movie Coordinator-Jaly Bekele, Sponsors-Dean Engel, Dean 

'The ban on skateboards and rollerblades has been lifted. Students 
may skate freely on campus except for the following areas: Fleming 
Plaza, the track, tennis courts, Indusirial Drive and inside buildings. 
['lease skate safely! 

'S.E.P.A. is sponsoring a campoul the weekend of September 23 at 
Wesley Woods in the Great Smokey Mountains. Education and 
Psychology department students are welcome. A five dollar deposit 
is required to reserve a spot. For further information, contact the 
Education office, 2765. 

•Don't Forget: This weekend is Committment weekend. Students 
have the opportunity to sign up for inreach and outreach programs 
available this war Programs include campus ministries, Destiny, 
id CABLE. Bob Bretsch will be th guest speaker 

'There are currently 62 Southern student missionaries in 22 third 
world countries this year. II you would like to be a student mission- 
ary, or write to a current missionary contact the Chaplains office at 

•Canadian Brass will perform at the College of The South at Sewanee 
< 'u .September 1 4. The music club will leave for the outing at 7:00 
p.m. All non-^members interested in the concert should contact 
ShariWolcott at 339-1765. 

■ Dr Orlo Gilbert is accepting auditions for a string bass position in 
the symphony. If interested please contact Dr. Gilbert at 396-2925. 

•Remember the CARE Ministries lawn concert Sabbath, Septmeber 

10 at 3 p.m. on the wesl law l„i^lU i Hung s.,m.-Uiing to sit on! 

Southern to host prize- 
winning Russian artists 

by Alicia Goree 

Aleksei Constantinovich 
Sokoldv, a professor of painting 
at the Russian Academy of Art in 
St. Petersburg, Russia, will be a 
resident guest artist during 
September at Southern. 

Sokolov is a prize-winning 
artist. His paintings appear in 
collections around the world, 
including the national collection 
in France, where he was a guest 
artist of the French government 
in the 1960's. 

SokoI6v earned his 
bachelor's and master's degrees 
in painting during the siege of 
Leningrad at the same institution 
in which he now teaches. For 
many years, this artist has 
inspired students at the Russian 
Academy. Among those students 
were Chattanooga area artists 
Daud Akhriev and Melissa 

In addition, Leonid 
Alekseievich Sokolov, Aleksei 
Sokol6v's son, will exhibit and 
demonstrate his master crafts- 
manship in porcelain and pot- 
tery decoration. The younger 
Sokolov received his bachelors 
and masters degrees in painting 
the Muhkinskaya Institute of 

Applied Arts, also in St. Peters- 
burg, Russia. He is famous for his| 
painted vases, tea sets, wall 
plates, and monumental pieces 
on tiles. His motifs include 
whimsical circus and dream 
themes, and moody landscapes. 
Last year, Leonid was honored a 
a group show in Moscow as one 
of Russia's finest porcelain 

After leaving Tennessee, 
Leonid Sokol6v departs for 
Dresden, Germany, where he 
won a prestigious international 
competition to design at one of 
the porcelain capitals of the 

The SokolOv exhibit at South-| 
em will open September 1 1 in 
the art gallery in Brock Hall, andl 
will continue through September 
26. A reception for the artists 
will be held September 18. 

Both artists plan to exhibit 
work they brought with them 
from Russia, and will add to the 
exhibit as they continue to 
create during their stay. The 
Sokolovs will assist in some art 
and art history classes at South- 1 
ern, demonstrate their work, a 
socialize with those students 
interested in their work. 



This week's best and worst on campus 


—The new serving area in the cafeteria. 
—The remodeling of Talge Hall's first floor. 
—The new look in the Student Center. 
— The SA Welcome Back party. 


—Paying for salad by weight. Since when did 

lettuce cost so much? 
—Longer lines and longer waits at the CK. 
—The Promenade clock still doesn't work. 
—Cafeteria lines still flow like molasses. 
—Fried pork rinds in the Student Center 

vending machine. 

Southern Accent 



Law Makers 



I sometimes wonder about 
law makers in our state. Let me 
tell you why. 

My experience with the law 
started rather routinely a few 
weeks ago when I needed 
directions in a town in north- 
ern Tennessee that 1 had never 
been in before. I stopped in 
front of a convenience store 
and went in to ask for direc- 
tions. When I pulled in there, I 
noticed a handicapped parking 
space next to where I parked 
but i didn't think too much 
about it. When I came out 
about 60 seconds later, I had a 
lot of time to think about it — 
there, by my car, was a police 

He asked for my license and 
informed me that I was parked 
in a handicapped spot. The 
white striped area next to the 
HC space was part of the actual 
HC space arid, therefore, ! was 
in violation of the law. He wrote 
me out a ticket and informed 
me that I could admit my guilt 
and send in the fine or I could 
appear in court three weeks 
hence and fight it. He also 
commented that he was a 
stickler for HC parking and that 
he usually gave about 3 or 4 
tickets every night. When I saw 
the fine, I could understand 
why, ($207, the minimum 
specified by law). Much more 
profitable than chasing speed- 

1 felt I was innocent. I had 
not been obstructing the HC 
space. They can't claim that the 
white striped area next to a HC 
space is part of the space — not 
all HC spaces have them. And 
what constitutes parking? It 
seems to me that leaving your 
car unlocked with someone in 
it is a bit different than going 
off for several minutes with the 
car all locked up. 

During the next few days I 

did a little investigating on my 
own and learned some strange 
things. Tennessee just raised 
the HC parking fine from $50 to 
SI 00. It had been $50 now to 
S100. Not, I must add, the $207 
that my notice claimed was the 
minimum prescribed by the 
law. (It turned out that $101 of 
that $207 was court costs). 
When I asked about other fines 
1 got a real surprise. Parking in 
a "No parking zone carries a 
fine of S 1 0. Parking in a fire 

. thes 


ten bucks. Even speeding, in 
the minds of our brave law 
makers, is not as bad as park- 
ing in a HC space. You can get 
pulled over for going 75 in a 55 
mph zone and it will only set 
you back $84.50. 

Now, don't get me wrong. 1 
am all for giving HC drivers 
special parking spaces. And I 
think I should be fined for 
parking in that space. But I 
have a very hard time under- 
standing how anyone can 
imagine that depriving a HC 
driver of his/her rights to that 
spot is ten times as bad as 
parking in a fire zone. Parking 
in a fire zone or speeding is a 
serious danger to life. I wish 
someone could tell me how 
taking a HC parking place 
endangers more lives than 
does speeding. 

Just to see if people are 
very worried about parking in 
fire zones, I looked the next 
time I was in a shopping mall 
parking lot. There were three 
cars in the fire zone. No police 
officer was writing out tickets 
and none of the violators 
looked too worried about 
parking there. The ultimate 
slap in the face was the day 
during the holiday season 
when 1 saw a cotton candy 
vendor's truck as well as other 
vendor trucks set up in that 
no parking fire zone. 

Oh yes, about my ticket; I 
decided to fight it. I told the 
judge I didn't think 1 was guilty 
because I thought the striped 
area was just a regular parking 
zone. She accepted my excuse 
and rescinded the line. But I 
came away from that experi- 
ence wondering about our 
good lawmakers. I suppose 
they feel like society owes HC 
people a debt in that we 
ignored their special needs for 
many years. I'm not sure how a 
$100 or a $207 fine corrects 
that problem. Do we give each 
handicapped person a cut of 
every fine? Might be a nice 
gesture but I'm not sure it 
would be appreciated. 

If there wasn't 
a minimum 
monthly food 
charge, how 
often would 
you eat on 

1 meal/day . . . 30% 



Every twelve hours, 
Americans create 
enough garbage to fill 
the Louisiana 


When shopping, use 
your own fabric shop- 
ping bag which can be 
used over and over. Or, 
reuse your old bags. 


"If you grab a knife and 
stab your roommate— that 
nappropriate aggres- 

— Dr. Phil Garver during a 
lecture on mental health. 

"It's unbelievable what 
men think women mean 
when women say what 
they mean." 

— Dr. Phil Garver on "guys 
going too far." 

"It's really nice to be 
teaching a theology class 
that is all men," just then 
Cheryl-Lynn Byers walks 
in. .."As I was saying, 
women are an integral 
part of any class." 
— Dr. Norman Gulley's 
introduction to Christian 
Theology class. 

"Oh, I forgot, I hate the 


— Marca Age, yelping in 

the darkened Student 

Center during an Accent 

deadline Tuesday night. 

"1 think Jesus made the 

downhills and Satan made 

the uphills," 

— Jennifer Gravel as she 

struggled up Camp Road's 


"Do I get P.E. credit for 

taking 'Surfing the 


— Question asked of Dr. 

Pam Harris, concerning 

the Internet class by that 


"Only if you bring your 


— Dr. Harris response. 

"No, for those of you who 

were wondering, ! have 

never worked at Taco 


— Elder Jose Rojas at the 

kick-off assembly for 

Community Service Day. 

■ I CAV. I ■ 

g _J^^. Southern Accent 

September 9, 1994 

Cuban battle includes Southern students 

by Larisa Myers 

The boatloads of Cuban fugi- 
tives drifting across the water to 
an uncertain welcome may seem 
like a distant problem to us, but 
for Sophomore Orlando Lopez it's 
an issue very close to home. 

"My whole family is over there," 
said Lopez. "Only my immediate 
family is in the states. "After spend- 
ing time in a camp for political 
prisoners, he and his family were 
forced to leaveCuba three months 
after the Marie! Boatlift of 1980. He 
likens that time to this latest on- 
rush of refugees. 

around... there is nothing to do," 
said Perez whose parents visited 
Cuba recently. "It's been six 
months since they've had soap. 
There's no oil, no spices..." She 
told the story of her uncle who 
escaped by boat 5 years ago and 
recognized the U.S. Coast Guard 
simply because his boat was 
painted. It's been a long time since 
Cubans have had such "luxuries" 
as paint, gasoline, and new cars. 
The reason for the hardships. 
Perez says, is that the government 
has always provided for the needs 
of the people under the commu 

"There is no reason to fight," said sophomore 
psychology major Geysa Mastrapa. "[The 
young people] don't have a reason to live." 

"Castro is trying to get every- 
one out of Cuba so he can maintain 
control," Lopez said. The only dif- 
ference is that in 1 980 it was mainly 
the political prisoners (including 
many Adventists and Jehovah's 
Witnesses) who had to leave. Now 
it's everyone. 

Elaidys Perez, a freshman nurs- 
ing major, agreed. "Cuba is like a 
bomb ready to explode," she said. 
She and her family traveled to the 
states 14 years ago by boat as 
political prisoners and many of 
her relatives are still living in Cuba. 

Since the collapse of the Soviet 
Union in 1991, Cuba has ceased to 
receive support from the Commu- 
nist regime there, and as a result 
has suffered tremendous eco- 
nomic hardships. Castro refuses 
to give in to the democratic influ- 
ences around him. 

"You'll be driving around, and 
people are just standing 

nist system. So now when the 
goverment doesn't provide, the 
people don't get. Not only does 
thegovernment not provide, it sys- 
tematically helps itself to what it 
wants from the public. 

Sophomore Psychology major 
Geysa Mastrapa, whose family was 
put in a prison camp along with 
Lopez's, described how govern- 
ment officials searchCuban homes 
once a month confiscating what 
the people "aren't supposed to 
have." Those in the country who 
grow crops are required to give 
half of them to the government as 

lot of money from the United 
States," said Elizabeth Ramirez, a 
Freshman Nursing major who 
came to the states from Cuba with 
her family when she was three. 
Her uncle Is a political prisoner in 
Cuba and is trying to get papers to 

come to the states. 

"[American] Cubans should 
stop sending relatives money and 
flying to visit," Ramirez said. She 
gave the example of a visit her 
Grandfathermadetothe States. In 
order for him to be allowed to 
leave the country, a letter of re- 
quest was sent to Castro... along 
with a required fee of $600. And 
the short flight from Cuba to 
Florida cost $1000. Ramirez feels 
that if such support stopped "just 
for two or three weeks" it would all 
be over for Castro. 

So how do American Cubans 
feel about Clinton's new policy that 
will allegedly put a stop to the 
influx of Cubans? "I don't really 
agree," said Lopez. "They're look- 
ing for freedom. But in a way I 
understand that Clinton has to 
have a policy." He points out that 
simply putting the refugees in 
camps leaves everyone in limbo, 
just hanging on without a clue as 
to what will happen next. 

"I understand where he [Clin- 
ton] is coming from," said Perez. 
"But in order for him to under- 
stand, he has to go to Cuba." 
Mastrapa agrees with that and 
says, "You just have to be there to 
understand what it's like. People 
ask themselves, 'What will I eat 
today?'" But, nevertheless, she 
agreed with Clinton's policy to- 
wards the refugees. "1 like the way 
Clinton is handling all this. If Clin- 

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I Bosnia, a sports hero's al- 
leged crime, earthquakes in 
California, tribal warfare in 
Rwanda, carousing on Capi- 
tol Hill, air and water and 
noise pollution, boatloads of 
Cubans, proposed health care 
reform, IRA bombings, or 
simply too much rain... it af- 
fects us. Though we may 
think there is plenty of dis- 
tance between ourselves and 
most world events, in some 
way or another, they change 

We . 




' what is happening around us. 
Guess what? ! We are the par- 
ents, the middle class, the 

f voters, the leaders of tomor- 
row. We have no excuse... 
unless we don't mind mak- 
ing the same mistakes that 
have been made over and over 
again by those before us. 

Hell visits planet Earth 

by Larisa Myers 

"Rwanda used to be called 
the Switzerland of Africa. It was 
such a peaceful place... Now 
Rwandans are called killers and 

Born in Rwanda, 
Mukamusoni Rita* knows first- 
hand the fear and shock that 
came with the warfare that broke 
out this year. Many of her 
relatives lived in Kigali, the 
capital, and escaped to the 
country , staying at her 
grandfather's home where they 
felt they'd be safe. Not so... 

Rita received a letter from 
her family a few weeks ago 
stating that they were forced to 
flee to a refugee camp in 
Gikongoro, Rwanda. They await 
a chance to escape into Zaire. 
But her grandfather and two 
uncles are now missing, and one 
of Rita's aunts has been missing 
since the outbreak of the war, 
having held a very vulnerable 
position in the former President 
Habyarimana's nursery. 

"It's a kill or be killed situa- 
tion," Rita said, partly in explana- 
tion, partly in defense of the 
massacres that have gone on. 
"Most were driven by fear" that 
somebody else would kill them 
first. She said she feels that the 
media has sided with the Tutsis, 
but that both sides should share 
the blame. "[The media] just 
reads the history books," she 
said. "They don't talk to the 

It is true that these tribal 
conflicts have been going on for 
years. Although the Hutus were 
in control since the early sixties, 
the Tutsis controlled Rwanda 

before that. And there has 
always been a good deal of 

The trouble began, said Rita, 
with the assassination of Presi- 
dent Habyarimana by Tutsi 
rebels. In the wake of his death, 
a group of his followers known 
as interahamwes, began to 
search out and kill Tutsis who 
they felt might have been in- 
volved in the assassination. Rita 
said many of the Hutus became 
involved in the fighting because 

siniph move into abandoned 
Hutu houses and make them- 
selves at home. 

"My father had been build- 
ing his dream house for 12 
years." Rita said. Now there is 
nothing for her family to go 
back to. When the Hutus were 
in control, she said, they were 
not so intent on driving the 
Tutsis out. Many of the Tutsis 
who stayed in Rwanda, in fact, 
were quite wealthy and some 
held government positions. 

"They [the Tutsies] would beat up the half 
off me that was Hutu, and then say, 'you're 
alright now,'" said Rita. 

they were forced to buy the 
nterahamwes in exchange for the 
protection of their families. 
Since many Tutsis were already 
involved in rebel activities, she 
said, it was just a metter of time 
before the killing escalated into a 

Rita is a mixture o( both 
Tutsi and Hutu, but this would 
not make it safe for her to live in 
Rwanda. "They [the Tutsis] 
would beat up the half of me that 
was Hutu, and then say, 'y° u ' re 
okay now,'" she said. This 
touches on one of the problems 
she sees with the Tutsi regime 
which is now reportedly in 
control. Any Hutus who attempt 
to return to their homes die at 
the hand of Tutsi soldiers who 
occupy each town in Rwanda. 
And, she says, the Tutsis that 
were forced to flee when the 
Hutus gained control 30 years 
ago, now return to Rwanda and 



In talks with Cuba the United 
States says it is prepared to 
| speed up the admission of 
I nearly 28.000 refugees into the 
I United States in order to make 
I the migration more safe and 
I orderly. In August alone, over 

22,1)110 immigrants have poured 
j into the United States. Since the 
j end of the month the numbers 
_ arriving daily have increased 
j rather than decreased, despite 
Clinton's policy change of not 
allowing Cubans into the coun- 

; Last week, Irish Premier Alber 

Reynolds urged Northern Island- 
1 ers to abide by the IRA cease- 
f fire, and attempt to start over 
■ with the Catholics. The Protes- 

tant response came in the shoot- 
ing of a Catholic man in northern 
Belfast. Friday, President Clin- 
ton met with Ireland's deputy 
prime minister to discuss U.S. 
aid in this situation. 


More of the same balorjey. 

Defense was ordered to reveal 
to the prosecutors the contents 
of a mysterious envelope along 
with a criminalist's analysis. But 
the defense does not have to 
actually turn over this evidence 
to the prosecution or disclose 
the first report which indicated 
where the evidence was found. 
The case goes to trial Sept. 26. 

The cost of an invasion of 

Iknii -ay.s the Pentagon, would 

reach $427 million not iiK'litiling 
the $187 million already spent 
caring for Haitian refugees. 


Nine foreign airlines have been 
barred from American airports 
due to concerns about their 
safety and the results of safety 
assessments conducted by the 
Transportation Department. 
These include the national 
airlines ol Belize, the Dominic, ii 
Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Hon- 
duras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, 
Uruguay and Zaire. 


To those tired of baseball's 
haggling and bargaining, never 
fear, the NFL season has 

The Hutus in government 
positions now are just there to 
look good to the outside world, 
she says, and most Hutus in 
these positions side with the 
Tutsis anyway. Now the Tutsis 
are searching out and killing 
any Hutu with power or brains 
that might want to wrest away 
control. One of Mpayamaguru's 
close relatives. 

Rwanda itself is a com- 
plexly different country than it 
was a few years ago. "It's like 
the whole country's a ghost 
town," said Rita. "[Before], we 
never worried about who was 
who. There was never a thing 
of Tutsi — Hutu." 

The atrocities that take 
place are difficult for the first- 
world mind to comprehend. — 
Things like disembowlment, 
torture, and crimes of the most 
violent sort are something 
equated with the times of the 
Romans. "They must have no 
feeling," Rita said, speaking of 
those who can kill women and 
children, priests and pastors 
without so much as flinching. 
Survivors say that looking into 
inierahamwes' eyes is like 
looking into "pools of nothing." 

As said by a missionary who 
visited after the worst of the 
bloodshed was over, "There is 
an evil presence in that land." 

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Cafeteria's new ap- 
proach clears the way 

by Leslie Brooks 

Freshman and returning 
students will be equally sur- 
prised with the cafeteria this 
year. The serving area has been 
rearranged, enlarged and up- 
dated with a curved wall separat- 
ing it from the dining area. There 
are now two salad bars instead 
o( one to help the traffic prob- 
lem. As soon as the last few 
pieces nt equipment are in- 
stalled, the cross traffic should 
be eliminated. 

According to Earl Evans, 
director of food services, this 
new equipment is one ol the 
reasons Die renovation was 
necessary. "The serving area was 
22 years old," he explained. 
Replacement parts were becom- 
ing hard to find, and it wasn't 
cost efficient to maintain the old 
equipment. The serving area was 
redesigned to be more spacious 
and streamlined. The line is still 
slow at peak times and may 

remain so until all the equipment 
is in place. Eventually, four 
check-out stands will serve the 
students and increase the speed 
and ease with which students go 
through line. The cafe is still 
working out the "bugs" in the 
electronic system and training in 
new checkers 

The cafe also needed a more 
effective heating and air-condi- 
tinning system, thermal windows 
(the old ones were single-paned) 
and new decor. The wallpaper 
was original to the building, and 
the carpet had only been re- 
placed once and was suffering 
from dry-rot. 

Memo boards on the wall will 
offer a place for announcements 
and messages. The folding 
divider wall is gone which makes 
the dining area larger and 
lighter. The new look welcomes 
in both new and returning stu- 

Which project do you consider 
most urgent? 

Cafe dining area remodeling . . . 42% 

CK remodeling . . . 36% 
Conference Center remodelina . . . 22% 

by Marca Age 

Eight o'clock Monday morning and room 336 is full ol students 
furiously scanning the assigned pages in their American Literature 
books. The door opens and she enters quickly, arms full of various 
relics and other paraphernalia related to the Colonial period. The 
heads of her students simultaneously lift. She displays her intrigu- 
ing objects; old books, pictures, maps, news clippings, and even a 
model of the Mayflower. lts"fiot show and tell, its just another 
lecture. She smiles at her class and passes out the quiz. Meet Dr. 
Wilma McClarty. 

Dr. McClarty teaches Comp 101, Speech, and American Litera- 
ture this semester. If you haven't had the opportunity to take one of 
McClarty's classes perhaps you remember her from the Welcome 
Back party. She was the one leading the grand march. 

Before McClarty and her husband Jack came to SC in 1972, they 
taught at Kingsway College, Milo Academy, and Southwestern. 
After twenty-two years of service to Southern, McClarty is still just 
as enthusiastic about her work. 

When asked how she feels about teaching literature, she simply 
smiled and said," I love it." Why? "There is no area of life that 
literature doesn't say something about." Her enthusiasm and 
passion for what she teaches is probably why her students love her 
classes. Even though they're hard, students keep coming back for 
more. She paused and added, "Literature isn't about literature, it's 
about life." 

During her teaching career, McClarty has received many 
awards, one of which is the Sears and Roebuck Excellence in 
Teaching Award. McClarty is not only a teacher, she also speaks at 
public functions and devotionals several times a year. She also 
stays busy writing prulessionally. At the moment, she is working 
on seven mini articles for a book on Biblical imagery. 

Even with her busy schedule, McClarty finds time for her 
hobbies. She loves to travel. This summer alone, she visited such 
places as Alaska, Florida, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy and 
California. "I don't travel alone," she said. "I always travel with my 
family." (She has two children; Julie and Stacey Jack and two 
grandchildren). |t is on these travels that McClarty finds and col- 
lects many of her magnets, books, music boxes and other artifacts 
and treasures related to literary history. One of McClarty's most 
intriguing collections lines the walls of her dining room — 700 
magnets. McClarty is also an avid collector of autographed books 
written by such authors as Dickens and Frost (eighty all together). 

Whatever her hobbies or accomplishments, she always returns 
to her enthusiasm for teaching. One of her dearest memories is of 
one of her students. "The day 1 had my surgery, she spent her day 
in the woods praying for me," said McClarty, "That meant a lot to 

Dr. Wilma McClarty has taught at all levels of education, but she 
says her heart remains with college youth. "They are young enough 
to have enthusiasm," she said, "but mature onuiiijh to have insight." 

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Sixty try out for Gym-Masters 

by Jeremy Abbott 

Sixty students, ranging from 
freshman to seniors, arrived at 

eight o'clock Tuesday evening, 
August 23. (or the annual Gym 

worked on different a 
gymnastics. The men worked on 
basing and tossing skills while 
Tamara Lowman taught the 
women tumbling, choreography 

Masters try-outs. During the next and synchn 

: practices, the gymnasts 
would display their God-given 
talents with the hopes of secur- 
ing a spot on the team. 

Each try-out session began 
with worship followed by 'the 
circuit.' The circuit had nine 
different exercise stations where 
the gymnasts spent about thirty 
seconds performing warm-up 
exercises. "After doing the 
circuit, it is a miracle that we can 
still do gymnastics," said Eric 
Molina, a junior nursing major. 

Coach Jaecks called everyone 
together and assigned them to a 
particular area where they 

September 1 was the final day 
for all try-outs. Students were 
evaluated on their final perfor- 
mance and on previous prac- 
tices. The next day, Coach 
Jaecks posted the list of the new 

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name on the list," said Charisa 
Bauer, a freshman in business 

"Our team's aim is to keep 
God as our captain, while trust- 
ing in Him for the strength and 
the talents that we need to 
portray His character through 
gymnastics," said Coach Jaecks. 

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September 9, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Wright strives for increased 
student involement 

I by Jeane Hernandez 

Do you remember looking 
J around wide-eyed at all the 
t moms and dads on the pews, 
thinking all their eyes were on 
you, as you sang "Jesus Loves 
Me" for church with the rest of 
the kids in your Sabbath school 
class? Do you remember stand- 
ing up and reciting the memory 
F verse, or Psalms 23 and receiv- 
ing a bookmark for it as you took 
, it with sweaty palms? What 
tabout when you joined the choir 
I and the robe was longer than 
iyou, or when you got the chance 
■to pass the offering plate. What a 
[privilege! What made the differ- 
t.encethen? It was home. It was 
wyour church. And you knew 
r Jesus was sitting among those 
■ watching you. 

"I trust you brought your 
[ textbook to this class. The only 
I important textbook in this class. 
You have a Bible, I invite you to 
|turn to..." said Pastor Ed Wright 
s he addressed college students 
l his first sermon of the year. 

Pastor Wright, his wife 
Marilyn and their four children: 
Nolan - 17 years old, David - 15 
s old, Stephen - 9 years old, 
nd Emily - 5 years old, moved to 
the Collegedale area in 1985. He 
served as pastor of young adults 
nd family ministries. He is 
originally from California and he 
studied at Pacific Union College, 
'eceiving his Docterate in Minis- 
try at Andrews University. 
Wright is the new pastor at 
Collegedale church replacing Dr. 
Gorden Bietz who accepted the 

i as president of the 
Georgia-Cumberland Conference. 

Pastor Wright has made 
moves this year to bring the 
collegiate Sabbath school to the 
main santuary, doing awa^with 
Thatcher Sabbath School. The 
reason? To make college stu- 
dents know it is their church too, 
and to encourage more student 
involvement in the worship 
service. Pastor Wright believes 
church involvement can have a 
positive influence on young 
people, "help them stay tight 
with the Lord, and find real 
happiness and joy in the life here 
and eternity." 

While in college, Wright's life 
took a significant turn when he 
was in a jeep accident and the 
brand-new jeep was totalled. He 
was thrown sixty-five feet into 
the air and basically walked 
away with no injuries. A few 
weeks later, his dad was killed in 
a plane crash. These experi- 
ences made Wright think about 
eternal things, and he saw God's 
leading in his life, even to leading 
him to the small city of Col- 

Collegedale's new head pastor, Ed Wright, strolls along tyring to 
| get acquainted with individuals on Southern's campus. 

Now, Pastor Wright desires 
to share with others that God 
can make a difference in their life 
and, "With God, you can make a 
difference." With God, he be- 
lieves, you can have "personal 
fulfillment, personal direction, 
meaning and a purpose." And 
his duty he feels is to help the 
church see their own mission 
and purpose. 

He is very practical in his 
approach to Christianity. He 
believes young people should 
ask themselves, "What do I 
believe and why? Back to the 

basics. Open my Bible. That is 
what informs my faith." He also 
feels when you talk about reli- 
gion keep asking yourself the 
question, "So what?" 

"There has to be a practical 
application here. There's no 
value in believing a good idea 
unless it has an effect. Unless 
there is some way I can put it 
into practice in my life.. .if it 
makes a difference come Mon- 
day morning or Thursday night 
when I get on the gym floor," 
says Wright. 

How do you start knowing 
God's will for your life? "Spend- 
ing time with God alone, making 
a committment, putting it in your 
schedule, even if it's five min- 
utes," says Wright, "I would 

challenge you to give it five 
minutes, or read one verse and 
ask the 'So what' question." 

Wright sums it up with this 
comment, "I exercise. I get out 
of bed because I know my 
neighbor's going to be standing 
out there in the street and I don't 
want to let him down. Why 
should I feel any differently if I 
know that Jesus is waiting to 
meet me at 5:30?" 

So what will motivate you to 
become involved? "The basic 
motivation for witnessing comes 
from my experience from the 
Lord," Wright says. 

Get to know Jesus. Be in- 
volved. After all, it's your 

ton Clouzet: 
A thought for the day 

"In the beginning God"— famous 

starting line of Moses. That is, 

k the Moses of the Bible, not some 

football coach. Something 
■ unique about beginnings: Noth- 
ling comes before it, everything 
I seems to follow. Look at the 
I phrase again— doesn't it make 
Tsense? In the beginning God 

[If you are a student, when you 
ne to Southern this year, it 
s reassuring to know Southern 
s before you were. You could 

[count on it. It was waiting for 
u. Dorm room, classes, teach- 
t, cafeteria, (OOPSQ. If you 
nt to the market today you 
gid so because it was there from 
'ginning, as it were. In your 

Bourney stretch called this year 

you will find no small number of 
challenges, decisions to make, 
and even some disappointments. 
Life has plenty of that sort. 
However, it may be reassuring to 
know that before all that — the 
decisions, the challenges, the 
disappointments — before all that 
was God, for He was in the 
beginning. And since God has no 
end, His beginning is a constant, 
timeless experience in the now. 
Think of it, millennia ago He 
encountered the decision you'll 
be facing, say, next February. 
Hundreds of thousands of days 
ago He saw the nature of your 
disappointment this December. 
Now, God is an active God, that's 
why He is called The Living God. 
That means that when He saw 

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what you may be about to face, 
He made a decision, a decision 
to provide for you just what or 
Who you need for when you 
need it.. Why? Because "He 
never sleeps nor slumbers on 
our behalf. When you wake up in 
the morning He was there al- 
ready. When you sit down for 
lunch, there was One at the 
table. When you go to that 
dreaded class you may see Him 
there, turn His gaze toward you 
and smile, like saying, ""I know 

1 wonder if God just likes too get 
ahead of us like that, to run up 
our life trail as if wanting to say 
"everything is OK from here, 
keep coming" In the beginning 
was the Word..." The Son of God 
did not come to the world to find 
out about you, but to let you 
know He knew you — and loved 
you — all along. 

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September 9, 1994 

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Elder Jose Rojas' hands captivated students 

"And suddenly, at the depths 
of the greatest horror, 1 felt two 
strong hands.. .it was my Daddy. 

Now that 1 was in Daddy's 
hands, a hundred '"wow-wows" 
(dogs) can come up if they want. 
Why? Because His hands com- 
municated security, protection. 

This was part of the talk Jose 
Rojas, the Youth director for the 
North American division, gave 
as he recounted a story at the 
Sept. 1 assembly. 

The gist of his talk? A call to 
service. It was the opening 
touch to acquaint students with 
Community Service Day and 
how they can serve God with 
their hands in this project by 
SA, and in future ministry. 

Rojas captivated the audi- 
ence with his hand gestures 
along with his enthusiasm and 
stories which were always in 
reference to the importance of 
hands. In fact, he began this 
way, "Look at these hands. Not 
mine, yours. Are you im- 
" He then began a 
stories to illustrate his 
point, from flag football and the 
star player being a kid with 
hooks in his hands, to stories 
about Jesus and how Jesus was 
known for what He did with His 
hands more than what He 

His point? Jesus touched the 
blind man's eyes with His 
hands. Jesus touched the man 
with leprosy with His hands. He 
empowered the woman who had 
been bleeding for years through 
her hand, or by the touch of 
faith , and He can empower our 
hands to be His hands. 

"Many people will not know 
who Jesus is until your hands 
cross their life," said Rojas. 

Rojas' mission as a youth 
pastor is to establish a concept 
of Youth ministry built on rela- 
tionship. "Grace orientation 
means that Jesus Christ is our 
Savior. And no amount of insis- 
tence on our part will amount to 
anything if young people do not 
have a relationship with Jesus 
Christ," he said. 

Rojas also believes the major 
form of evangelism is Christian 
service. One on one, face to face, 
in the community. "Christian 
service is a way of life." He 
believes this can be done by 
establishing an infrastructure of 

opportunities young 
people can participate in and 
minister. He feels each commu- 
nity has different needs and that 
an evaluation of those needs 
should be done. "A structured 
approach should be taken," he 
said, "and young people should 
be trained as to what service as 
a lifestyle means." 

Rojas said most young 
people that go on mission trips 
come back feeling great because 
of the service they just accom- 
plished and wish they could 
continue that mission in the 
states but don't know how. He 
added that missionary experi- 
ences are short-term and full- 
time. He believes that what 

young people need! 
direction. Long-term, part-time 
opportunities, which "is a pro-" 
he said, "to understanding 

what Christian lifestyle is all 

Rojas compared people who 
attempt to control youth with 
putting a lion in a cage. Instead 
of control, he believes young 
people just need focus for their 

"If the devil can tap into the 
energy of youth and cause young 
people to do great feats of evil," 
said Rojas, "I'm convinced that 
Jesus Christ can do even better!" 

Rojas believes that once this 
energy is devoted to Christ, 
young people will do more than 
ever imagined. 

Rojas said other universities 
are "catching the flame." A few 
are Walla Walla, which has 
service in their curriculum, and 
Andrews which has a major 
story in the Signs of the Times 
on 'Service.' 

Rojas concluded with a true 
story of a boy whose family died 
in a famine. As the boy wailed 
over his family's burial spots, he 
remembered his mother's dying 
words. "If 1 die, Jesus will come 
for you." A man observed the 
orphan with compassion and 
decided to adopt the little boy 
and said to him, "Come, it's time 
to go." And the little boy re- 
sponded, "I know Jesus, my 
mother said you would come. 
Thank you for coming." 

"Hands are a window to our 
lives," said Rojas, "Through our 
hands people know who we are." 

Give the "Gift of Life' 

12:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. both days 


Be sure to eat a good meal before donating and bring LP. when you come to donate! 

Sign-up sheets in dorms! 

September 9. 1994 

Southern Accent 

»rarariw±i i Eire 

Living abroad gives insight to other cultures 

The experience 
of a lifetime 

Sitting in class today my 
mind wandered to a time and a 
place that now seems like an- 
other. Thirty little brown faces 
ivith big brown eyes stare at me 
from ail over the classroom. It': 
the first day of school and nont 
re sure what to expect. 
3ne kicked the bottom of 
; my chair bringing me back to 
k reality.) All I could do was smili 
Walking down the hall later, 
passing friend says, "Tami, 

just waiting to share, with any- 
one who will listen. (This is 
where you come in.) Ask them 
about their experiences and then 
LISTEN! The stories they have 
will make you laugh, cry, and see 
that God still performs miracles 

To help you get started I've 
asked a few people to share 
some of their experiences: 

A graduation experi- 

As the school year came to 
an end I began to prepare my 
kindergarten class for gradua- 
tion. They didn't really under- 
stand what a graduation was but 
they knew there would be a big 
party so they were excited. I 
explained that they were in a 
special class and everyone 
wanted to celebrate the fact that 
they were ready for 1 st - grade. I 
told them that when they came 
back to school they would be big 

welcome back! How was Ebeye?" 
I But before I could even say hi 
■ they were out of sight. I thought, 
I well, thanks for caring. 

Each year Southern sends 
it over sixty student missionar- 
s, task force workers, and 
Adventist College Abroad stu- 
| dents. For the next year they 
share their love for Christ in 
many different ways with people 
all over the world. They have 
life changing experiences and 
| learn far more than they ever 

You may be wondering what 
Bhis has to do with you. 
Those who have just returned 
e many stories that they are 

One of my little 

girls looked at me and said, 
"Miss Jennifer, what about you?" 
I told her that I would go back to 
America when they finished 
kindergarten. Then she said 
"NO. You stay. You go first grade 
with us." I looked out at all my 
students and I realized how 
much I had grown to love them. I 
have so many special memories 
but that moment is one I will 
treasure forever. 
( Jennifer Toomey, Kindergarten 
teacher, Chuuk '93-*94) 

Sharing God's kind- 

missionary in England, 1 had the 
awesome chance to take some 
students on an ADRA trip to 
Croatia (former Yugoslavia). 
Our main purpose for the trip 
was to build a house for a couple 
that was definitely in need. 
Fortunately we also got to visit a 
Bosnian refuge camp. It was 
amazing to think that all these 
people used to live in two and 
three story houses and now 
were reduced to living in a train. 

We brought them food, 
clothing and toys for the chil- 
dren. While I was handing out 
straws to the kids, I was amazed 
at their joy in receiving a straw. 
But what really impressed me . 
the most was what these people 
were actually doing. Each day as 
they would get their daily rations 
they decided to go a little hungry 
and save some. And when they 
had a box full of food, they 
would then send it to their 
friends and relatives that were in 
worse condition living on the 
war front. This act of giving 
from them was so incredible to 
me. They were not just giving 
out of their abundance. Instead, 
they were giving when they had 
nothing to give. I left that day 
with a new realization of the gift 
of giving. 

( Mickey Sayles, Assistant Dean, 

ACA: An alternative 

Can you imagine being six 
time zones away from your 
family and friends, and yet 
feeling very much "at home?" I 
couldn't until I went to Austria e 
an ACA student. A culture, 
language and ideology so differ- 
ent from mine surrounded me. 
was a lot to get used to, but now 
I miss the host family I was 
spending two weeks with in the 
foothills of the Alps. "Familie 
Eisentopf" had become part of 
my family, and I knew I'd never 
forget them. Of all the memo- 
cable moments in my year in 
Europe, this was one of the best 


■. thai i 

Mickey Sayles and Kristin 
Bergstrom were assistant 
deans in England. 

from home, skiing in the Alps, 
Swiss Chocolate, real Italian 
pizza- the list is endless. If you 
ever have an hour or two, ask me 
about my year at "Bogi" - 1 can 
show you pictures of friends I'll 
never forget and adventures I 
never dreamed of. 
(Roberto Ordonez, Seminar 
Schloss Bogenhofen) 

if you are inter- 
ested in writing 
to student mis- 
sionaries, task 

force workers, or 
Adventist Col- 
leges Abroad 

students, please 
contact the 

CARE office for 

information and 

Are you planning to write to 
the student missionaries? 

Yes . . . 49% 
No . . . 51% 

Southern Accent 


One Thing Students 

Open a student rheikmft aeo iunt at First Tennessee Bank, attd pay no 
ATM charges nhen you use a MONEY BELT, 5 " MOST,' Phis or Culbet ATM 

in (he U.S. or abroad. Plus, get your first order i if i lieeks fi-ee. Stop by any 
First Tennessee Bank location, or call 1 -800-382-5405 to open your 
student checking aeeotint today. 





Southern Accent 

[Once again, a sign 
has students baffled 

|by Tony Barkley 

With all the major renovations that have taken place over tnis 
■past summer, it seems students may have missed one small addition 
our campus. The new traffic sign at the south end of Thatcher's 
,..e hour parking lot, NO PARKING, STOPPING, STANDING, ANY- 
riME,' has students grumbling. 
I "I can understand the 'No Parking' part." said junior Alicia Goree, 
| u What I don't understand, is the 'No Stopping, Standing' part! Do 
Ithey want me to crawl or skip or what?" 

J "[ don't think the sign should be there." said religion major Brian 
■Yeager, "I don't see anything wrong with parking there if you are just 
I running in for a few minutes." 

I "I used to stand on the curb of Thatcher one hour and wait for 
I my boyfriend," said junior Marca Age, "Now, I stand there nervously 
I waiting for campus safety to come and remove me. 
I Campus Safety Director Dale Tyrrell felt that there was a definite 
I need for the sign. "There has been a total disregard for the rights of 
I others. It is not right for someone to park where they are blocking 
eone else in," he said. 

'I park there sometimes anyway... along with everyone else," 
commented junior Kristi Young, "people don't park there to be 
defiant, they park there because there is no other place to park." 

"It's not hard to understand why we put up the sign," said Rick 
Thongs, who has been a Campus Safety officer since last year. "If 
someone parks there, they block in the first four spots. Unless you 
\ have a small car, you can't get out." 

What should you expect if you are the one parked in violation? 
"If I see someone parked there, I usually just ask them to move," 
I said Thongs, "I haven't had a problem with people not cooperating." 
Senior Stephen Nyirady Jr. has his own solution to the parking 
problem. "If I had a big 4-wheel drive that I didn't mind trashing, I 
I would 'rrruummm' right over that sign." 

When Chattanooga 

Coast had 

their grand opening a couple of 

weeks ago, I was there. When I 

ved, the resturant was full 

,ve waited on the padded 

bench provided in the lobby 

Hanging above our heads 
was a red dragc 
explained that the dragon was 
10096 silk and was an exact 
replica of the kind the Chinese 
use in their New Years celebra- 

Soon we were seated and 
ready to order. I got the veggie 
stir-fry. It was excellent-a must 
try. My date had the Bhudda's 
Delight, a tofu specialty that 
vegetarians will love. The 
dinners come with egg-rolls or 
spring rolls (a vegetarian egg- 
roll) and all you can eat soup 

■ The r. 

the sidedishes were delicious. 
For dessert, 1 had the "Great 
Wall of Chocolate" cake which 
is a chocolate lovers dream. My 
date had the "Double Happiness 
Cheesecake" which he said was 
the best he ever had. 

China Coast is a great place 
to go for a date or just a relax- 
ing meal. They also have a full 
service take-out section. China 
Coast is located next to 
Outback Steakhouse by the 
Hamilton Place Mall. My ver- 
dict: Don't miss it! 

How often do you eat three 
balanced meals a day? 

Always . . . 22% Sometimes . . . 30% 

Rarely . . . 24% Never . . . 24% 

Ten student behaviors can 
make any teacher boil 

by Larry M. Ludewig, Kilgore College (TX) 

Larry M. Ludewig created a survey oi 76 student behaviors that 
disrupt the educational process and asked (acuity to indicate the 
top 10 most offensive student behaviors. 

The number in the parenthesis indicates how often that item 
was selected, followed by the percentage of faculty who selected 
that particular item. 

I And it particularly irritating when students: 
-Carry on personal conversations with others during lecture (84) 

-Cheat on examinations (53) 47% 

-Miss class and ask "Did I miss anything important?" (41) 37% 
-Place their heads on the desk or fall asleep during class lecture (40) 

-Are excessively tardy (39) 35% 

-Fail to read assigned textbook or collateral material (39) 35% 
-Are absent on exam days (36) 32% 
-Do not bring required materials to class (36) 32% 
-Are excessively absent (31) 28% 

-Miss lecture and expect the teacher to provide them with a per- 
sonal encore (31) 28% 

Readers who are interested in the complete study may contact 
Larry Ludewig at Kilgore College. 1 100 Broadway. Kilgore. TX 7S662 

SC cancels classes September 
21 for Community Service Day 

by Alicia Goree 

Southern College has can- 
celled all classes on September 
21 for the first official Commu- 
nity Service Day. 

At 8 a.m. on September 21 
participants will congregate on 
Taylor Circle for a brief devotion 
and prayer with Collegedale SDA 
Church Pastor Ed Wright. Then, 
in most cases, they will devote 
the entire day to a project, and 
return to Southern in time for 
supper and a wrap-up assembly 
with Chaplain Ken Rogers. 

The program kicked off 
September 1 at a motivational 
assembly with Elder Jose Rojas, 
the director of North American 
Division Youth. At this assembly, 
hundreds of people signed up to 

volunteer at one of more than 30 
Chattanooga-area facilities. The 
opportunities range from child 

"A wide variety of activities 
are being planned so that most 
everyone will have an opportu- 
nity to serve in an area of inter- 
est to them," said Windy 
Cockrell, the Student Association 

tory, of course, but is encour- 
aged since classes were can- 
celled for that purpose. Cockrell, 
the initiator and coordinator of 
the event, hopes that "a maxi- 
mum number of students and 
faculty will enjoy this day of 
serving others and making a 

t manda- 

Where did you go for your 
summer vacation? 

Nowhere . . . 26% 

Out of town . . . 15% 

Out of state . . . 36% 

Out of Country . . . 23% 

Southern Accent 


If you could have done anything this summer, what would it have been? 

would have taken classes 
and gotten 
straight A's." 

"Get married to Seth. " 

Get married to Luenda. " 

Coming Events 

Friday, September 9 Thursday, September 15 Randall Roberts 
• Vespers with Bob •Assembly, 11 
Bretsch. a.m., with SA 

Saturday, September 10 
•Church services 
with Bob Bretsch. 

• CARE lawn con- 

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

• SA Wheel of For- 

Sunday, September 11 
•Pancake feed 

Wednesday, September 


•SA le petit 


Friday, September 16 
•Vespers with 
Pete Mcleod 
•Sunset 7:47 

Saturday, September 17 
•Church services 
with Ed Wright. 

• Evensong at 
7:30 p.m. in the 

• The magic of 
Pete McLeod 

September 18-24 

• Week of spiritual 
emphasis with 

Tuesday, September 20 
•Assembly, 11 
a.m., church 

Wednesday, September 

• Community ser- 
vice day, no 

Thursday, September 22 
•Assembly, 11 
a.m., church 

Friday, September 23 

• Vespers with 
Randall Roberts 

• SA/CARE Lord's 

• Sunset 7:37 



Official Student Newspai 


Volume 50, Issue 2 

*£ ewvtcU pcue* €c$&t, " ?>&<*£ett t t9:f30 September 23, 1994 

2 for 1 sang, shared, 
ministered to students 

by Lori Bixby 

Mark Bond and Chris Lang, 
from 2 For 1, helped open the 
Sabbath hours of Southern 
College's Commitment Weekend. 
Their concert was a powerful 
start to the weekend. "The songs 
they shared took the everyday 
stuff we already knew about God 
and put it into a new light," said 
David Melendez, a postgraduate 
theology student. "It was 
neat. when they sang about 
Mary kissing her baby's face. She 
was really kissing the face of 

In a world searching for an 
ultimate answer, there's nothing 
that can change a life like the 
prompting of the Holy Spirit. And 
when the heart is searching, 
there is nothing more powerful 
than witnessing the strength of 
God through another person's 
life. "The songs touched me in a 
lot of different ways," expressed 
Freshman Nicole Booth. "They 
really hit home." 

Teary eyes filled the gymna- 
sium as Lang shared with us the 
tragic incident of a close friend of 
his being murdered this past 

year. He identified with the 
reality of life. "You could feel the 
need of the students wanting and 
searching for the Lord," said 

"It's amazing to see what the 
Lord is doing through the Holy 
Spirit in our ministry," said Lang. 
"You don't know if you have a 
tomorrow, Your decision for 
Christ needs to be today." 

Bond and Lang originally 
started working on music to- 
gether while attending Forest 
Lake Academy. "We basically did 
church services and worships in 
the local area," said Chris. Now 
they are traveling all over the 
U.S. sharing the special message 
of God's love with a number of 
schools and churches. After 
several years of being apart, they 
both ended back up in the 
Orlando area and started work- 
ing together again. 

They've been traveling out- 
of-state since 1991. "We both 
attended Southern, so it was 
really fun to come back. The 
school seems to have grown 
spiritually," he said. 

"I really felt the Holy Spirit 

there Friday night. It was neat 

seeing students that 

for the Lord. It was like coming 

home — for both of us," said 


God has really blessed their 
ministry. In 1991 they finished 
their first album friend 2 FRIEND, 
"It had always been a dream of 

d Chris. " 
in tangible form." In July of '92, 
they signed with Chapel Records 
and are now nationally distrib- 
uted. "It was a real blessing from 
God," Chris believes. Their tapes 
and CD's can now be found at 
almost any Adventist Book 

Lawn concert uplifts spirits 

s of One Voice raised cheers at the CARE Lawn Concert 
r rendition of "Got to Do Right." 

by Leslie Brooks 

It was one of those perfect 
late summer days when the 
breeze is just right and the 
sunlight dances on the leaves. 
One couple strung a hammock 
between two trees. The audience 
spread out on the hill beside the 
men's dorm, the blankets form- 
ing a huge patchwork quilt. 
Another Sabbath lawn concert 
had come and the students and 
community of Collegedale had 
come together to relax and enjoy 
a praise-filled afternoon. 

"The lawn concert had a 
good variety of performers. I 
found it spiritually uplifting and 
the shaded seats were great," 
said a smiling Lady-Jean Ramsey. 
The variety included a ladies 

trio-Pam Mashburn, April 
Watson, and Jeanette Villanueva- 
singing "Jesus will still be there." 

Senior Darren Kennedy said, 
"I liked the girl's trio. They were 
really, really good." A great solo 
performance by Will Labrenz 
delighted the audience who 
responded with cheers. 

The concert featured all local 
talent, mostly students, and 
lasted about an hour and a half. 
"The selections were good. 
There was a lot of nice variety," 
said Sherilyn Byers. 

It has become a tradition 
here at Southern and hopefully 
will continue to be such in years 
to come. "It is a good opportu- 
nity for spiritual renewal," said 
Mark O'Fill. 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2 
News p. 3 - 7 
Features p. 8 - 9 

Sports p. 10 
Religion p. 11 
Foreign Affairs 

p. 12 


J. 13- 16 

Southern Accent 

September 23, 1994 

Campus Notes 

*SA and CARE sponsoring "The Lord's Supper" on Sept. 
23. The program will begin at 8 p.m. in the gym. Foot 
washing and communion will be included. 

*SA Spirit Week begins Sept. 26. Pull out your SC 
sweatshirts and show off your school spirit. 

*SA Talent Show will take place Oct. 1. The theme of the 
evening is "A night in the Big Apple." 

•Students and staff from Daniels' Hall Departments are 
invited to Lost Creek on Sept. 24. Dr. Haluska will lead 
out in worship with a picnic following. Meeton the 
porch of Daniels at 9 a.m. Those interested in camping 
the night before, call Dr. Hanson at 2874. 

"JOB OPPORTUNITY: Qualified students have an op- 
portunity to work with Comsoft, headed by Dalton 
Athey. Comsoft is a software research comapany affili- 
ated with IBM, AT&T, Bel Northern Research and North- 
ern Telecom. Comsoft is located in the basement of 
McKee Library. 

* Dr. Ekkens, from the Biology Department, created sets 
of ten tests for each chapter in his textbook to be 
loaded onto the Intenet system. The first four chapters 
of tests have been loaded onto Internet, the rest are still 
coming. Students may use these tests for review. Stu- 
dents may also E-mail him potential test questions of 
their own for extra credit points. 

•CONTEST: Poets are to submit one poem of 20 liines or 
less on any subject and written in any style. A $500 
grand prize among 48 other prizes will be offered from 
Arcadia Poetry Press in its new "Poetic Achievement 
Awards." Entries are also considered for publication in 
Arcadia's American Poetry Anthology, a hardcover 
collection of poetry. Send your work to Arcadia Poetry 
Press, Dept. K, 1101-A Sovereign Row, Oklahoma City, 
OK 73108. 

•Professors Bradley Hyde and Rick Halterman of the 
Computer Science Department are on study leave while 
they earn their doctorates at UTC 

•U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is sponsoring a pro- 
gram to encourage undergraduate studetns to continue 
their studies in science and engineering. College juniors 
and seniors are offered the opportunity of doing hands- 
on research with the nation's top scientists at one of 
seven national research laboratories during the aca- 
demic year. If interested, contact the Science and 
Engineering Research Semester by calling (202) 488- 
22426 or writing to them at 901 D Street, SW; Suite 201 
A; Washington, DC 20024. Aplication deadline for spring 
semester 1995 is October 20, 1994. The deadline for the 
1995 fall term is March 15, 1995. 

•The Writing club is soliciting student work for its 
weekly poetry pamphlet Euterpe. For $4.00, Writing Club 
members may receive 30 issues of Euterpe.. Legacy 
(issued in Spring) will be $1.00. Contact Helen Pyke, 
Steve Gensolin or Tonya Cochran for more information 


Dissatisfaction with per- 
sonal worth and appearance 
am pant in our society. 
Just take a look at advertising. 
What do Calvin Klein, Gap, 
Obsession, and Camel ads all 
promise buyers? Beauty, suc- 
cess, sensuality, acceptance, 
fun, and self-worth are just a 
few items that these ads sug- 
gest society will receive by 
being consumers. And people 
believe them! 

Yeah, I can see it now. Joe 
Blow buys a bottle of Obsession 
and slides into the seat of a new 
Mitsubishi 3000GT. Suddenly, 
he's transformed into the likes 
of Keanu Reeves; cool, suave, 
and sexy. Women flock to him 
id suddenly his job, his rela- 
tionships, his life are all 'cool.' 
Does it really happen? Not 

But people keep trying, 

searching, for the fulfillment of 
the promise. The promise that 
somewhere out there is a prod- 
uct that wiill make them beauti- 
ful, sexy, intelligent, successful, 
etc. It will give them a second, 
better life. This fantasy is called 
consumerism and the tragedy is 
that, whether it works or not, 
people are out there buying, 
buying, buying vainly searching 
for that 'better' existence. 

The real question is whether 
Christians are buying into this 
theory or not. Are they out there 
searching this world for a better 
life, scrambling around grasping 
at fantasies like everyone else? If 
so, they have forgotten the 
heart of Christianity. 

God promises marvelous 
things: life after death, streets of 
gold, and eternal bliss spent 
with him, and that no matter 
how bad this world gets, he has 
a better life for us just ahead. 
With that kind of promise, the 
frivolity of consumerism seems 
pointless. That's because it is. 
The message of consumer- 
ism is that a person can attain a 
better life, one like that depicted 
in advertisements, through 
consumption. Christians, how- 
ever, know the truth. That there 
is no better life in this world, 
only in the next. Also, that it 
cannot be reached through 
consumption of worldy items, 
but only through consumption 
of God. 



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Friday before publication. 

September 23, 1994 

More women 
dig the earth 

by Rich Wilkens 

The women of grounds have 
rolled up their sleeves and are 
getting down and dirty with their 
fellow men workers in an effort 
to beautify our campus. 

Currently, thirty percent of 
Southern College grounds work- 
increase from the previous 
years, according to Mark Antone, 
director of Grounds. Antone has 
been pleased with the quality of 
work performed by these rugged 
yet feminine women. 

The response around cam- 
pus seems to be positive among 
both male and female students. 
Freshman Engineering major 
Katie Martin who works on 
grounds said, "We enjoy working 
outside, even though we've 
s weird looks." 

Southern Accent 


Senior Leslie Brooks and Junior Jonathan Borne get in touch 
with the soil and slave away in the scorching sun. 

Sophomore Jeff Poulso, another The girls are getting the job 

grounds worker added, "I think done, and reminding everyone to 

it's cool. These girls are tough never underestimate the power 

: doing a better job then of a woman. 

of the guys." 

Villagers vent parking woes 

by Alyssa McCurdy and Nola 

Bright and early one morning 
we find ourselves without a 
space! What are we talking 
about, you might wonder? Well, 
we're talking about SPACE! 
I 'riving from the opposite ends 
of the tri-state, we meet at 
Summerour Hall-the parking lot 
that is. Looking down to the end 
of the lot, Nola noticed cars 
parked on the grass, while 
Alyssa noticed that all the li- 
cense plates were out of state. 
Where should we park? Faculty 
parking, Dorm parking, The 
Dump, Brock Hall, or maybe Dr. 
Sahly's space? True, we could 
leave an hour earlier from our 

homes to find a parking space, 
but do dorm students have to 
leave an hour earlier to find a 
parking space? No, because they 
take ours. 

How long does it take to walk 
from the dorms to even as far as 
Brock? Maybe-.five 
minutes... .no we'll give you ten!! 
Nola drives a distance of 15 
minutes to school each and 
every day, while Alyssa drives 
ten minutes to school. 
And. ...that's not including time 
for finding a parking space at 
Summerour Hall. We're not mad, 
just furious! We have a 
plan... .next time you find your 
dorm space taken by a village 
student, it might just be us! 

Nursing, Edu- 
cation Depart- 
ments making 

by Andrea Pangman 

The Nursing and Education 
Departments have been making 
changes. Both are adding to their 
curriculums to improve the 
programs. The Nursing Depart- 
ment has started integrating their 
Pediatrics course into the 
Medsurge classes. This gives 
greater flexibility with the clinical 
assignments. Starting next year, 
second year AS Nursing students 
will be divided into two groups 
taking Medsurge, OB and Mental 
Health alternately throughout the 
year. Conducting both courses all 
year enables the instructors to 
teach in their areas of expertise. 

Two new courses are also 
being added. 13 students are now 
enrolled in a Parish Nursing 
course for BS majors on the 
Orlando Campus. Churches are 
wanting to employ nurses to 
work with the church family in 
meeting their health needs. The 
Nursing Department hopes to 
integrate this course as an elec- 

This spring a general educa- 
tion class on Women's Health 
Issues will be started for all non- 
nursing majors. Katie Lamb said 
this course deals with three 
major areas: physiological, 
psycho-social and spiritual 
issues, which will benefit all 
careers that work with women. 

See Changes, p. 4 


"I have a photogenic 
mind, I just haven't had 
it developedyet." 
— Dr. Nyirady during a 
discussion in Biology 
class about people with 
photographic memo- 

"King bald eagle here 

has got jury duty... I 

guess thaf's the price of 


— Dean Magers on why 

Dean Negron won't be 

in his office this week. 

"People sometimes ask 
me if I'm bothered by 
my wife working.. .The 
only thing that bothers 
me about it is that she 
might stop." 
— Professor Leatherman 
during a discussion in 
Hebrew class about 
women in the 

"You should always 
write what 1 meant, not 
what I said." 
— Dr. Nyirady to his 
Biology class after mak- 
ing a mistake on the 

"I've been able to chew 
everything I bit off the 
educational cookie, but 
I'm afraid I'm gonna 
choke when I try to 

— Junior Alicia Goree in 
reference to her aca- 
demic load this year. 

"I'm getting so tired of 
waiting that I'm gonna 
ask myself." 
— Junior Marca Age of 
her pending engage- 
ment to long-time boy- 
friend Matt Wilson. 


Southern Accent 


September 23, 1994 

SA spins the wheel 

Changes, from p. 3 

The Education Department 
has been phasing in state-re- 
quired changes in the elemen- 
tary and secondary education 
programs over the past four 
years. There are now three 
programs available: Psychology 
BA, Social Science BS, Social and 
Natural Science BA, all for 
teacher licensure. Three classes 
have been added which are 
required by all programs, and 
student teaching has been 
extended to one semester. The 

Secondary Education program 
has ten different departments 
working with them for teacher 

The teachers are enthusiastic 
about the improved quality of 
the programs. Betty Long, Direc- 
tor of Teacher Education and 
Accreditation for Tennessee, 
said she wanted to use their 
program as an example for other 
institutions. Enrollment has not 
only increased, George Babcock 
said, but the program 
is"attracting a higher caliber of 

by Bonnie McConnell and Tony 

The audience held their 
breath as the giant wheel clicked 
around..200..500..1000.. BANK- 
RUPT?! A collective moan filled 
the gymnasium. The next contes- 
tant stepped up to take a turn at 
the wheel of fortune. 

The gymnasium-turned 
Hollywood studio, was the sight 
of our SA's version of the game 
show Wheel of Fortune hosted 
by Rey 'Pat Sajak' Descalso and 
Tina 'Vanna White' Westerbeck. 
Special appearances were made 
by Doug 'Hollywood Mogul' 
Spinella and the SA's (yet-to-be- 
named) black panther. Students 
who had been randomly chosen 
to participate, spun the wheel, 
chose letters, bought vowels and 
with a bit of help from the audi- 
ence solved the puzzle. 

The program consisted of 
three rounds of new contestants 
trying to solve puzzles ranging 
from 'Garden of Prayer' to 
'Southern College Student Asso- 
ciation'. The winner of each 
round stayed to compete in the 
final bonus round. Prizes for 
players ranged from $10-550. 

Despite hours of earful 
preparation, problems with the 
sound system left the audience 
to lip read'much of the on stage 

"It was obvious the SA really 
put a lot of time and effort into 
the show," said Rick Johns. "I felt 
bad about the audio trouble 

"When the microphone 
started screeching with feed- 
back, I thought 'OH, NO'" said 
Social Vice Heather Aasheim. 
"But when Doug Spinella came 
out pretending he was making 
that horrible noise with his 
voice.. .that made the show." 

Doug Spinella, the 'director' 
of the program, provided comic 
relief during the many breaks 
caused by technical difficulties. 
"He (Doug) was the best part of 
the show," said Junior Avery 

Despite its gliches, students 
were generally satisfied with the 
program. "To be totally honest, 1 
didn't have any real problems 
with it," said Freshman Will 
Johns, "I think the SA is doing 
their best and I appreciate what 
they try to do." 

New art majors draw students to Southern 

by Christina Hogan 

A student at Walla Wafla 
heard about it and is coming 
back to Southern. A nursing 
student heard about it and is 
switching majors. The revived 
fine arts degree and its new 
computer graphics degree have 
lots of people coming to South- 

The Art Department boasts 
27 majors this year, 17 women 
and 10 men. "I would have been 
happy with a dozen to fifteen 
majors," said Dr. Floyd 
Greenleaf, Vice-President of 
Academic Administration. "This 
is very, very good for the first 

Southern first offered an art 
degree in 1970, but the Art 
Department suffered in the early 
'80's when enrollment dropped, 
and teachers left. Bob Garren, 
chair of the Art Department, was 
the only remaining art professor. 
In 1988. the art major was 
dropped, but a minor was still 




Sophomore Jamie Rochester "Computer graphic design is an 

was involved in starting a peti- area in great demand now," said 

tion last year to re-establish the Garren. The fine arts degree 

art major. "The show of student prepares students to go on to 

support is what decided it, I graduate work in art. 
believe," said Rochester. Garren expects the interest 

The computer graphics to grow. "At one time we had 50 

degree trains students to be able majors. I can see that day com- 

to get a job right after college. ing again." 

Nursing to benefit from grant 

by Kelli Halvorsen 

The Community Foundation 
of Greater Chattanooga, Inc. 
awarded Southern's Nursing 
Department a $10,000 grant to 
help with funding for a child 
health program being imple- 
mented this year. Jack McClarty 
helped significantly to secure the 

"The program will improve 
practical experience of Southern 
Nursing students, as well as 
catch medical conditions early 
to prevent development of 
chronic problems," said Peter 
Cooper, the executive director 
for the Community Foundation. 
Cooper said the project showed 
sufficient proof of effect iveness 
and would help the community 
in a needed way. 

The BS level community 
health majors will help in five 
local elementary schools, doing 

certain screenings required by 
the state, as well as some dental 
and immunization checks (for 
referral only). 

"Our ultimate goal is to get a 
mobile unit equipped to drive 
from one site to another, letting 
us service four sites per week," 
said Katie Lamb, Chairman of the 
Department of Nursing. The 
mobile unit project is expected 
to cost $41,500. 

In addition to schools, Nurs- 
ing students also go to more 
than 25 different mental health 
agencies, hospitals, and daycare 
centers in the area. "The stu- 
dents even go to Toys 'R' Us," 
said Lamb. Approximately 160 
students are involved in going 
through the games, books, and 
toys at the toy store and deter- 
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Randall Roberts hosts 
Week of Prayer 

by Jessica Leet 

"I'll warn you right up front, 
this will be a very strange ser- 
mon." said Week of Prayer host 
speaker Pastor Randall Roberts. 
"Do you ever read a story from 
the Bible that leaves you 
scratching your head saying, 
'What is this supposed to 
MEAN?" Pastor Roberts series o 
meetings entitled "Truth: 
Stranger than Fiction," will 
attempt to answer that question 
in the light of Bibical truth. 

Sunday night's sermon 
entitled "Going to work at 
Quitten Time," had students 
pondering the Gospel principle, 
"The first shall be last and the 
last shall be first." 

"If 1 could rewrite the story, 

said Roberts "The first would be attend. 

some Christians look at Chris- 
tianity," said Freshman Mark 
Weigley. "Like it's just a routine 
and not from the heart." 

Roberts is the assistant 
professor of religion at Loma 
Linda University. He is also the 
Pastor of the Crestline SDA 
Church, in Crestline, CA. His 
series of meetings are being held 
every evening at 7 p.m., in the 
Collegedale SDA Church. 

Roberts schedule for the 
week includes sermons on "Sex 
and violence: Bibically speak- 
ing," "It takes a thief,"and " The 
grave robber." Friday evening in 
the gymnasium, Roberts will 
hold a special candlelight 
Communion service which 
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on Sabbath morning. Randy 
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September 23, 1994 

Construction is chaos 

Southern biology student 
studies cancer at Harvard 

by Monica Murrel! 

Have you ever wondered 
what it would feel like to help 
stop a killer? This summer, 
Senior Robyn Castleberg had the 
opportunity to do just that. For 
six weeks, Castleberg worked as 
a research assistant in the 
molecular neuro-oncology lab of 
Harvard University Medical 
School on a project aimed at 
helping to find a cure for cancer. 

Under the direction of neu- 
rologist Dr. John Henson, a 
graduate of SC, Castleberg tested 
brain tumors for the presence of 
the protein bcl-2, which stops 
cancer cells from dying, and the 
protein p53 which promotes the 
death of the cell. 

"My job was to cut paper-thin 
s of the astrocytoma 

(cancerous brain cell) tissue, put 
them on microscope slides, dye 
them and perform immunohis- 
tochemistry (a method of detect- 
ing the proteins)," said 
Castleberg. Her research was a 
success. A paper containing all 
the results is now being submit- 
ted to Cancer Research. 

"My experience this summer 
gave me new insight into re- 
search. It was different because i 
was not performing experiments 
for a grade and, unlike Biology 
class, I was not simply repeating 
someone else's experiments," 
said Castleberg. "I am truly 
thankful for this opportunity and 
hope that future science majors 
at SC will be able to experience 
research in as exciting a way as I 

by Marc a Age 

Coming off the exit after a 
ten-hour trip was a relief and I 
sighed with contentment. As I 
came to the stop sign at the end 
of the exit ramp, my hands 
tightened their grip and 1 hov- 
ered over the steering 
wheel/Traffic on either side of 
me was piled tight. Looking out 
over the chaos that surrounded 
me, 1 was confused. Steam 
rollers and construction workers 
lined all sides of the road, block- 
ing my view of the moving traffic. 

I slowly began to pull for- 
ward, making my way across the 
refuse. Just when 1 thought it 
safe to relax, my car was jolted 
forward by some unknown 
force. 1 was hit. 

The construction at Four 
Corners and Ooltewah was more 
than an inconvenience, espe- 
cially when no one was directing 
traffic. (Which had been the 
problem when I had my encoun- 
ter). Many village students 
complained about being late to 
class because of a twenty minute 
wait at the four-way stop. 

"I had to leave at 7 a.m. to get 
to an 8 o'clock class when nor- 
mally it would only take me 

twenty minutes," said Sopho- 
more Bianca Andersen. 

The traffic was backed up as 
far as the fire station and it was 
unavoidable. The newly wid- 
ened road is supposed to help 
with McKee trucking traffic. But 
during the construction it was 
nothing but confusing. 

"It 's more than high time 
they tried changing things down 
there, but eight lanes isn't gonna 
do it," said Brennon Kirstein, 
Assistant Chaplain. "Lights are a 

Eventually, lights will have to 
be put in. For now though, traffic 
remains congested and confus- 
ing. Some students have come 
up with solutions. 

"We need an underground 
subway from Collegedale to Taco 
Bell," said Junior Tim Morrison. 

A subway doesn't look like 
it's in the city's plans, but we can 
always resort to Steve Nyirady's 
solution. "If I had a four-wheel 
drive that I didn't mind trashing, 

those construction workers." 

•Nyirady's quote adjusted for 

Gulley switches 
to psychology 

by Allison Titus 

Dr. Leona Gulley, Ph.D., made 
the Education and Psychology 
Department her home this fall 
after 16 years of working as a 
professional in the Nursing 
Department. The change in 
departments was because Dr. 
Gulley's doctoral degree is in 
counseling and psychology 
rather than nursing. 

Dr. Gulley stated that, so far, 
the switch in departments "has 
been a challenge." She now 
teaches three Psychology 
classes, including Developmental 
Psychology, Psychological 
Testing, and Group Process, as 
well as heading a practicum. 

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Quayle visits Chattanooga 

by Stacy Spaulding Delay 

Has Dan Quayle already 
started his campaign for '96? It 
was hard to tell recently as the 
former vice president visited 
Chattanooga to endorse GOP 
Congressional candidate Zach 
Wamp and U.S. Senate Candidate 
Bill Frist. 

Quayle 'stood firm' on his 
position in the family values 
debate at the rally sponsored by 
the National Association of 
Christian AthIetes."When it 
comes to our family, when it 
comes to value," said Quayle, 
"We will never retreat." Quayle 
suggested additional tax benefits 
for married couples and couples 
with children as a way "govern- 

ment could encourage family 

So what does President 
Clinton do during a mid-term 
election? You won't be seeing 
him in Chattanooga. The 
President's just not getting many 
requests for endorsements, 
reports the Sept. 12 issue of 
Time. "Why be cute about it? Of 
course he's a liability," says 
Kathy Karpan, Democratic 
candidate for governor in Wyo- 

Georgia Representative Don 
Johnson, when asked if he would 
invite the President or Vice 
President to campaign says, 
"Only if they are coming down to 
endorse my opponent." 

September 23. 1994 

Abortion options 
weighed again 

by Larisa Myers 

While national councils 
wrangle about implications, and 
activists murder doctors in cold 
blood, the reality of the abortion 
issue here in Chattanooga is not 
quite so volatile. 

Planned Parenthood of 
Chattanooga and AAA Women's 
Services have essentially the 
same mission statements -giving 
women options-with one crucial 
difference.. .the stand on abor- 
tion. Planned Parenthood offers 
abortion as an option to un- 
planned pregnancy. AAA offers 
options to abortion. 

"We never encourage any 
one decision," said Susan 
Vaseleniuck, the education 
outreach coordinator for 
Planned Parenthood. To a 
woman who comes in for advice 
concerning an unplanned preg- 
nancy, she said the center 
provides "all options available 
and discusses the best options 
for the individual.. .We at Planned 
Parenthood really believe that 
we are not pro-abortion. We 
think everyone has the right to 
choose what is best." The 
center not only deals with un- 
planned pregnancy but all 
aspects of women's and men's 
family planning concerns and 
health care in general. 

"The AAA couseling service's 

she has only been with Planned 
Parenthood for a month, she has 
not experienced any badgering 
or threats. 

According to Keener, the 
spotlight has shone on the fringe 
pro-life groups and most anti- 
abortionists in Chattanooga do 
not support violent means of 
protest. She said that there is a 
lot of local concern especially 
with the possibility of the health 
care plan that would fund abor- 
tions, but the response of most 
is more passive than not. Many 
are writing their congressional 
representatives and keeping 
informed of the issues, thus the 
support of anti-abortion mea- 
sures has certainly not died." 

While not as monumental an 
issue now, Vaseleniuck con- 
ceded that abortion activism has 
been "extremely scary to those 
[pro-choicers] in the past." She 
feels that the Chattanooga area 
is rather conservative in terms of 
pro-choice. "The people are 
there, but they're not very vocal. 
They're concerned about voicing 
their opinion." 

It is true that Chattanooga is 
experiencing a perhaps welcome 
lull in its abortion controversy 
since the closing of the Chatta- 
nooga Women's Clinic in April of 
last year. Since the opening of 
the clinic in 1975, conflicts flared 

"Eighty to ninety percent of women choose 

abortion because they don't feel like they have 

any other choice, " said Linda Keener. 

mission is to help women realize 
there are alternatives to abor- 
tion," said its director Linda 
Keener. "Eighty to ninety per- 
cent of women choose abortion 
because they don't feel like they 
have any other choice." AAA 
provides women with food, 
housing, and baby provisions if 
they cannot provide for them- 
selves. "In a civilized society, 
there has to be other choices 
besides death," Keener said. 

Both Vaseleniuck and Keener 
feel that the issue in Chatta- 
nooga, while prominant, is not as 
hot a topic as it has been in the 
past or is in other parts of the 
country. Keener said that the 
pro-life movement here is basi- 
cally grass-roots with no leaders 
or organizational structure. And 
Vaseleniuck said that, although 

intermittantly. Law suits against 
the clinic and by the clinic, 
protesters, rallies, and an eccen- 
tric by the name of Dan Martino 
kept the abortion issue in the 
limelight. The clinic was bought 
in 1993 by the ProLife Majority 
Coalition of Chattanooga after 
the Women's Clinic went into 

What both sides definitely 
agree on is the necessity of 
education. And both AAA and 
Planned Parenthood are in- 
volved with schools, churches, 
and other organizations in 
making sure that education takes 
place. Vaseleniuck said, "We are 
concerned with the health and 
well-being of men and women, 
family and community." The 
only question seems to be the 
definition of "concerned." 

What should Adventists 

position be on abortion? 

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News in a nutshell 


air strikes), as the 20-kilometer 

After months of threats (or 

exclusion zone around Sarajevo 

promises, depending on how you 

was violated by the outbreak. 

look at it), President Clinton 

stated in a news conference last 


Thursday that if the current 

Congressional fishing com- 

leaders of Haiti did not step 

mittees may not be doing their 

down, the United States would 

job in preserving fish species. 

Overfishing may have been 

The President accepted former 

allowed in some areas, thus 

president Jimmy Carter's offer to 

resulting in a decline in the 

make a last attempt at reconcilia- 

fishing industry (not to mention 

tion, and as a result Lt. Gen 

the adverse effects on the 

Raoul Cedras and the military 

environment.) The result? Yes, 

chief of staff, Brig. Gen. Philippe 

perhaps yet another major fight 

Biamby, have agreed to resign 

in Congress. 

by Oct. 15. U.S. troops are being 

transferred to Haiti in order to 

O.J. Simpson 

maintain peace and order in the 

Pre-trial hearings this week 

will determine whether or not 

investigative procedures at the 


crime scene were illegal or not. 

To top off the devastating 

If Simpson's lawyers can con- 

effects of Russia's economic 

vince the judge of unlawful 

situation on agriculture, chilly 

search and seizure, it would 

temperatures and too much rain 

greatly decrease the effective- 

may result in one of the worst 

ness of the defense's case, 

harvest seasons farmers of the 

which is based primarily on 

area have known in 30 years. 

forensic evidence as there are 

The blame is about equally 

no murder weapons or wit- 

balanced between the weather 

nesses to be found. 

and the instability caused by 

shifting from a collective farm to 

Atlantic City 

a free market system. 

Heather Whitestone of 

Alabama became the first 


woman with a major disability to 

The ethnic cleansing contin- 

win the title of Miss America. 

ues in Bosnia as another fight 

Whitestone danced to the 

burst out in Sarajevo last Sun- 

strains of "Via Dolorosa" for her 

day. The U.N. commander of the 

talent, and is going to travel 

United Nations forces in Bosnia 

around the U.S. promoting her 

warned forces on both sides to 

platfornTanything is possible." 

stop fighting or else (that is, U.N. 

Southern Accent 

September 23, 1994 

Not in the 
dark in America 

For four years, my family and 
] lived and worked in Nigeria on 
the west coast of Africa. As 
Americans living in Africa, we 
had to adapt to many conditions 
and customs of another culture. 
One of the most annoying things 
that we had to do was get used 
to the lack of dependable elec- 

In Nigeria, electricity is 
generated by hydroelectric 
generators and distributed by an 
organization called NEPA. Evi- 
dently, that stood for Nigerian 
Electric Power Authority. But 
since the service was very poor, 
we jokingly referred to it as 
"Never Expect Power Anytime." 
If we were in class when it went 
off, the students would often call 
out loudly, "NEPA, NEPA!" 

The power could go off 
anytime of the night or day with 
no apparent cause. And when it 
went off, it might be off for five 
seconds or three days. I kept 
track for one month and it was 
off on the average about one 
time per day. 

It was very disconcerting to 
try to plan microscope labs for 

When NEPA failed, we used gas. 
We just hoped the electrons 
didn't stop flowing the same day 
we ran out of bottled gas. Sharon 
would go running to the neigh- 
bors (who had a gas oven) when 
her bread was just starting to 
bake and NEPA had scored 
again. Of course, we never knew 
how long it would be off. And 
just as often as not, as soon as 
she'd get the bread baking in the 
neighbor's gas oven, the electric- 
ity would come on again. 

Eventually, the college where 
I taught bought a generator that 
was large enough to power the 
whole campus (including faculty 
homes). It automatically started 
as soon as the power went off. 
That, of course, was no help to a 
computer that looses data when 
power is cut unexpectedly. But, 
since we had no computers at 
the college, that was no problem. 
It did end the dashing to the 
neighbors with half-baked bread. 

"We depend on 

electricity and 

when it's off, we 

can hardly 


uldget started, the lights 
would go off. When that hap- 
pened, you might see all the 
students carry their 'scopes over 
to the window in the hopes of 
getting enough light in from 
outside to see their slides. When 
the lights went off in the evening 
and we were in a meeting like 
prayer meeting, you would see 
several flashlights come on 
throughout the group. At home 
we kept candles handy to use 
when darkness would fall. 

One of the Americans 
said."When I go to the US, if I'm 
invited to a candlelight party, I'm 
going to go all around and blow 
out the candles." Somehow, 
candlelight dinners had lost 
their romantic appeal. 

As I said, we had to make 
many changes in habits as well 
as changes in physical things. 
Like our range. We bought a 
kitchen range that had two 
electric burners and two gas 
burners. When bottled gas was 
hard to get, we used electricity. 

Here in Tennessee, we don't 
have to depend on NEPA-we 
have TVA and electric Power 
Board. But 1 sometimes wonder 
if I haven't accidentally taken a 
wrong turn some place and 
ended back under the benevo- 
lent rule of NEPA. Most likely, if I 
were to keep records for a 
month, 1 would find that most 
days we have no problems with 
electricity. Maybe it just seems 
like it goes off too often (like the 
morning the generator burned 
and the power went off and on 
fifteen times in a couple of 
hours). We are spoiled, us 

Americans already use more 
than their share of electricity. 
We depend on electricity and 
when it's off, we can hardly 
function. (Once, when I was 
visiting my mother, her electric- 
ity went off Friday evening. She 
stayed up far past her usual 
bedtime, calling the power 
company every half hour to see 
when it was coming back on. 
When it came on a couple of 
hours later, she went to bed.) 1 
shouldn't complain if it goes off 
once in a while. Actually, things 
like that just remind me of my 
blessings; living in this country 
where electricity works (most of 
the time), telephones can be 
used to talk on (without scream- 
ing), and most roads are paved 
(and don't have pot holes big 
enough to swallow a NEPA 

by Avery McDougle 

To every person there is a side we never really get to see. Each day 
we see people on the promenade, in the classroom, or on the ball-field, 
but we never take the time to get to know them. 

Dr. Wohlers is a prime example of someone few students really get 
to know. I first realized this was true during the summer of '93. 1 went 
water-skiing with Wohlers, knowing very well thaH couldn't ski. First. 
he showed me a few skiing techniques of his own. Imagine, Wohlers in 
swimming trunks, skiing! Well, it was my turn next. He careiully helped 
me into the water and I said, "I'm a chicken. I can't do this." Wohlers 
prodded me on, "Yes you can. Legs up. Arms straight. You can do it." 

Dr. Wohlers came to this campus as a history teacher in 1973 and 
became Dean of Students in January, 1988. Wohlers said, "1 do not deny 
my serious side, but I always try my best to see the lighter side of life." 

"I really think Dr. Wohlers fills a tough job quite well." said Fresh- 
man Jennifer Attaway. "I don't think students realize the agonizing 
about discipline that goes along with his job." 

Wohlers said, "Although I have been the Dean of Students for six 
years, my heart is with teaching. I am more a teacher than an adminis- 
trator." He received a history degree from Walla Walla College, a 
master's in history at Andrew's University and then went on to receive 
his doctorate at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. 

People who have taken the chance to meet Dr. Wohlers know that 
there's more to him than meets the eye. "Dr. Wohlers is an interesting 
guy. I've played sports with him and been over to his house a couple of 
times," said graduate Gari Cruze. "I think he's a lot more laid back than 
most students think he is. The perception of him being uptight is just 

Having worked closely with Dr. Wohlers on the Joker production, 
Senior Angi Ascher got to know him pretty well. "Dr. Wohlers is a 
listener, a great facilitator of thoughts. He helps you out if there's a 
need. Just ask him," she said. 

Dr. Wohlers possesses a talent we, as students, do not get to see 
on a daily basis. He is a great cook, famous for his cookies and pizza. 
Senior Bill Zeismer said, "He can make a mean pizza, one of the best 

He's also into (itness. Rita Wohlers said, "My husband loves t< 
: runs 20 miles a week." Watch out Forrest Gump, here comes n 
ig-man Wohlers! 

Have you ever witnessed 
a miracle? 

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Once... 23% Never... 10% 

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September 23, 1994 

Henline in the 
Sports Spotlight 

by Jeremy Abbott 

The Sports Spotlight is 
shining on John Henline. 
Through his athletic ability, h 1 
has proven to be an outstand- 
ing sportsperson. 

John Henline, 28, comes 
from Virginia. He is a senior 
physical educati 
has been at Southern for five 

Co-captaining a softball 
team, John is excelling even 
though the team is not He is 
averaging three home-runs per 
game. Brain Lowman, junior 
pre-occupational therapy 
major, comments on John 
Henline, "He is a huge guy that 
can just crush the ball out of 
the park!" 

Besides softball, John 
enjoys football, basketball, and 

gymnastics. John has been on 
Gym-Masters for five years, and 
he Is one of three guys cap- 
tains. "John is an asset to the 
Gym-Masters. He puts more 
effort into it than anybody 
else,' 1 said Sophomore Robert 

John was asked "What 
helped you the most to excel in 
sports?" He responded with 
one word, "perseverance." 

Coach Steve Jaecks said 
with a chuckle, "John Henline is 
well-rounded athlete maintain- 
ing his abilities, even at the 
ripe-old age of 28." 

Note: The softball season will come to an end on Saturday, Sep- 
tember 24. Both men's and women's leagues participate in the all- 
night tournament to decide the champion. The tournament starts 
late Saturday night, and goes until the last team is eliminated. 

Football roster and schedule 

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Owner: Eric Johnson #8— Titans 
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Over forty children ranging 
in ages from five to twelve years 
old, gathered in the lies P.E. 
Center, September 14, for the 
first Gym-Kids gymnastics class. 

Coach Steve Jaecks, assisted 
this year by Freshman Charisa 
Bauer, holds the class on Mon- 
day and Wednesday afternoons 
from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for the 
community children. The chil- 
dren receive instruction in 
beginner, intermediate, and 
advanced level gymnastics from 
several members of the 

Each practice the children go 
through an exercise program to 
limber up their bodies. After the 
'warm-up', various GymMasters 
members divide the children 

into groups, first by age and then 
by skill level. The class focuses 
mainly on ground tumbling 

Bauer said, "Our goal is 
basically to help the students 
advance in their tumbling skills." 
She also stated that, "The major- 
ity of the students are under 
eight years old. ..a good age for 
learning new skills." 

The Gym-Kids program first 
began about ten years ago and 
has been doing well since. The 
class runs in sessions, the first 
running from September to 
November, with openings still 
available, but registration is 
required. People interested in 
the classes can contact Charisa 
Bauer at 238-2381 or Coach 
Jaecks at 238-2850. 

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September 23, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Koinonia revives 
student fellowship 

by Jeane Hernandez 

Koinonia is a student led 
church and Sabbath School. It 
began second semester of last 
year with a group of students 
who felt the need for a different 
type of church service than the 
Collegedale Church offered. It 
continues this year under the 
direction of Campus Ministries. 

"'Koinonia ' is a Greek word 
meaning fellowship, participa- 
tion, communion. Each of those 
things is experienced by each 
person that comes to Koinonia," 
said Junior Tom Goddard.. 

The worship service begins 
with praise songs and includes 
prayer time with small groups of 
no more than two or three. 
Students then divide for Sabbath 
School classes. A variety of 
topics are offered in different 
Sabbath School classes, three of 
which remain consistent every 
week. The rest of the program 
may vary according to what the 
worship team leaders decide, 
but it always includes a time for 
tithe and offering which are 
given to the Collegedale Church. 

"The strength of Koinonia"s 
organization is that the responsi- 
bility is spread between a core 
group which includes three 
worship team leaders. Each team 
has six to eight members with 
clearly, identified responsibili- 
ties," said Rodney Payne II, 

Campus Ministries director. The 
twenty-five to thirty students 
and faculty are dedicated to the 
leadership and planning of 

The worship teams are not 
the ones who lead out on Sab- 
bath. They find different stu- 
dents every week who have a 
desire to be involved. "You can 
come to Koinonia on any given 
week and see different people 
leading song service, because 
it's not about one group of 
people leading," said Tom 
Goddard. "It's about a church 
family of believers experiencing 
Jesus together." 

Goddard continued to say 
that those who attend Koinonia, 
experience sharing the word of 
God with each other through 
testimony, scripture and fellow- 
ship. "Koinonia is something 
everyone should get a taste of, 
"said Sophomore Karah 
Hardinge, a worship team leader. 
"Some people feel they make 
friends just praying together." 

Is Koinonia for everyone? 
"No, because God reaches 
people in different ways," said 
Payne. "The Collegedale Church 
provides excellent opportunities 
for ministry while some may get 
nothing out of Koinonia." 

Three things Payne would 
like to see happen with Koinonia 
this year are, "consistent pro- 

Thought for the day: 

Dr. Ron Springett 

by Dr. Ron Springett 
...And whoever gives to one 
of these little ones even a cup of 
cold water because he is a 
disciple, truly, I say to you, he 
shall not lose his reward." 

Many times, as Jesus walked 

the hot dusty roads of Galilee, he 

t have stopped at the door 



rested by a village well or a 
spring, and asked for a drink of 
water, just as we might do on a 
cross country hike in the sum- 
mer. And some mother turned at 
his words and set down her 
child for a moment to bring the 
cup and the water pot to the 
thirsty traveler. Or, some man, 
hailed at his plow across the 
field, pointed to the goat skin 
bottle under the bush by the 
gate and told the stranger to 
help himself. No one would deny 
it. For even in the hot and arid 

land of Palestine there were 
bubbling fountains, pouring 
rivers, shining lakes and plentiful 
cups. Bread was more doubtful, 
however. But few ever even 
thought of adding to the prayer 
of Jesus-Give us this day our 
daily water. 

So Jesus chose a cup of cold 
water as His emblem of small 
service. By this. He wanted to 
say that not the slightest deed i 


unnoticed or is c 
The smallest kindness to the 
humblest creature belongs to 
and is an integral part of the 
great economy which we will call 
Providence. For, it Is right then 
and there, that the laws of moral 
cause and effect begin to act, so 
that some way or another, a full 
recompense for that small deed 
is ensured. 

It is hardly an exaggeration 
to say that two thirds of all that 

Senior Carrie Young and Junior Brian Yeager acted out the 
skit "Be Real" during Sabbath School, September 10. 

gramming throughout the year. 
Even though our focus is not on 
growth, I would also like to see 
as many people involved as 
want to participate. Regardless 
of growth, we want to maintain a 
smaller, friendly, family-worship 

"I received a blessing out of 
Koinonia," said Senior Tawnya 
Cox. "My favorite part was the 
song service, because they sang 
songs that uplifted me. It made 
my Sabbath." 

One of the main objectives of 
Koinonia is to involve as much 
student participation as pos- 
sible," said Payne. 

Koinonia meets at Pierson 
chapel in the Religion building at 
10:15. Dr. Blanco, religion profes- 
sor said, "Fantastic, wouldn't 
you say? I think it's great any- 
time students can benefit from 
something like that that's ap- 
proved by the chaplain and 
works together with the Col- 
legedale Church." 

Hardinge said. "Koinonia is 
addictive. Everyone should go at 
least once. It brings people 
together as a church family." 

Dr. Blanco added, "Didn't you 
go?" That says it all. You have to 
go to experience "fellowship." 

Does God always keep 
His promises? 

Sometimes . 

Occasionally . 

Never . . . . 

If you are interested in being more 

involved in your school, please call 

the CARE office at #2724. 

makes it "beautiful to be alive", 
consists of "cups of cold water." 
Only a cup of cold water? True. 
But one must remember when 
handling it, that the cup is one 
tiling and the water quite an- 
other. Whether the cup be a tin 
dipper or a golden goblet does 
not matter if we are really thirsty 
and the water is good. The "cup" 

we speak of is not the shining 
deed of service, the meritorious 
act, or the publicly recognized 
achievement. It need be no deed 
at all. More often it is only a 
word, a tone of voice, a smile, a 
twinkle in the eye, or a silent nod 
of understanding. This is the 
cup. But if this is the cup, what is 
the water? 

Southern Accent 

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September 23, 1994 


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culture first-hand 

tion was one and a half cents 
back in November 1993. When I 
was there in June 1994, it was 7 

by Abiye Abebe 

Professor Jim Segar spoke at 
the faculty luncheon on Wednes- 
day, September 14. He talked 
about his trip to Russia during Segar not only taught ac- 

which he taught accounting to counting during his trip to 
the Russians. Segar was asked by Russia, he also taught Christian- 
the Euro/Asia Division to partici- ity. When he and his wife went to 

pate in this program for five 

Segar said. "In a class of 14 
students, I asked 'How many of 
you have seen a personal check 
before?' Only two raised their, 
hands." His main goal was to 
train financial officers to follow 
appropriate accounting proce- 
dures. However, it was difficult 
because while he was there, he 
witnessed the drop of the Ruble 
and the every day rise of prices. 
"For example, public transporta- 

St. Petersburg as tourists, they 
met a family of three: grand- 
mother, daughter and grand- 
daughter. "The grandmother 
asked me and my wife to tell her 
about Christianity. After we 
finished sharing Christ with her. 
she said she wanted to learn 
how to speak English so she 
could read the Bible," said Segar. 
"I told her that there was already 
a Bible in the Russian language. 
She was so happy she cried for 

Prayer's power is awesome and underestimated 

by Tami Burch 

My Grandmother used to say, 
"Tami, when someone's name 
enters your mind, it's because 
they need you to pray for them 
right then." Only recently have I 
learned how true this 

On September 22,1993 at 8:00 
p.m., a small group at Southern 
knelt in earnest prayer for their 
friend Carrie Young who was a 
Student Missionary in Russia. 
Her sister, Junior Kristi Young, 
was there. She said, "Each 
person prayed a sincere prayer 
for Carrie's protection." Senior 
Ron Lizardo said, "I felt im- 
pressed that it was time to claim 
the power of Jesus to take care 
of Carrie." So they prayed. 

On the other side of the 
world, in Moscow, Russia, Carrie 
Young and her roommate were 
just coming home from work. 
They walked in, locked the door, 

then locked the deadbolt. Which 

You could only go out. After 
locking the door, they retired to 
their bedrooms to write letters. 
They finished around 2:00 am, 
double checked the doors and 
headed for bed. Normally, Carrie 
would check her balcony, but 
that night she was too tired. 

While lying in bed, she heard 
noises from the balcony that 
frightened her. She made herself 
believe it was just a rat, and 
rolled back over. The noise came 
again, this time much louder. 
Carrie knew it wasn't a rat and 
became extremely scared. She 
knew if she didn't check it out 
she wouldn't sleep the whole 
night. As she was about to get up 
a clear distinct thought struck 
her, "No, Carrie, trust God and 
go to sleep!" Carrie trusted God 
and fell into a peaceful sleep. 

Around 4 a.m., the phone 

rang. It was Steve Nyirady Jr., 
calling to see if she was all right 
and to share with her that a 
group of friends felt impressed 
to pray for her. Carrie thanked 
him and went back to bed. 
Carrie's phone rang again, this 
time it was Donna Denton. She 
too had called to say they were 
praying for Carrie. Carrie hung 
up the phone, but this time on 
her way back to bed, she noticed 
her front door wide open! (If you 
remember, the door had been 
locked in such a way that you 
could only go out and not come 
in. ) Neither of the girls had left 
and they had double-checked 
the lock before going to bed. 
Therefore, the intruder had been 
hiding in their house since the 
girls had come home from work. 
To leave, the intruder had to 
have walked right passed Carrie 
and her dresser, where her 
passport and money lay. Yet, 

when she was awakened by the 
phone, she nor any of her be- 
longings had been harmed. 

"God called us to pray for 
Carrie. We heard his call and 
prayed. God answered our 
prayers, binding the hands of 
Satan. The intruder must have 
seen angels standing guard and 
fled. "(Adapted from Kristi 
Young's journal about the 

Carrie said that once she 
realized the danger she could 
have been in, she remembered 
the phone calls saying her 
friends felt impressed to pray for 
her. She said, "I praise God for 
the power of intercessory 

What I once thought to be 
just another one of grandma's 
sayings 1 now believe to be a way 
Our God works through us to 
help our brothers and sisters in 
their time of need. 

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Southern Accent 

Student Perspective 

The musty reek of moth- 
balls. The stuttering, rusted 
zipper opens and SNAP! A 
vicious shake sends the dust 
filtering in the window's light. 
A warm reddish glow rests on 
your mother's face as she 
holds it up, proudly. "You see? 
This is EXACTLY what they're 
selling in the stores these 
days." You eye it carefully, not 
sure whether to betray your 



all. that she's convinced her- 
self. "C'mon," she repeats 
"admit it. It really is, isn't it? I 
KNEW that this style would 
come back again. Isn't it just 
great?" She gloats. She holds it 
out, smiles, lays it on the attic 
floor. "Well, that settles it. A 
MINIMUM of thirty dollars 
saved. Hem it a little here, 
adjust the sizing a little around 
the waist," she snaps her 
inii^T* [nr emphasis, "and 
you'll be steppin' out in style." 

See? It wasn't just your 
crazy parents. It happened to 
all of us. At some point in all of 
our teenage lives, mother 
pulled out her 100% polyester 
skirt, which was shaped like a 
church tower bell and was 
decorated with the same 
pattern as that popular 1968 
orange and yellow kitchen 

wallpaper, and shoved it to- 
wards you. claiming it was "just 
like" that miniskirt you tried on 
yesterday at The Gap. (Males 
can feel free to alter the sce- 
nario, replacing Mother and the 
skirt with Father and the tie!) 

Judging from the wardrobes 
I saw in high school, most of us 
successfully avoided wearing 
our parents clothes and repeat- 
ing their fashion blunders, that 
is, if you consider leg-warmers, 
parachute pants, neons, knit 
ties, 1/2-an-inch-wide plastic 
ties, stirrups and quadruple-XL- 
to be stylishly more "with it." 
But besides that, a peculiar 
phenomena recently occurred: 
our mothers turned out to be 
right. Some people have cred- 
ited some Seattleites with 
having the novel idea of seeking 
out and wearing their parents' 
clothes. Nu-uh. You and I know 
the truth. Grunge started that 
day in the attic and it didn't 
start with Nirvana. It started 

Now don't get worried, this 
article isn't about grunge, not 
really. It's actually about a very 
old concept which stands 
behind grunge. It starts with a 
"T" (which I think stands for 
time, because practice of this 
consumes a lot of it) and your 
grandfather called it THRIFT. 
Penny-pinching, frugality, 
economizing, (being) sparing, 
prudent, miserly, watchful, 
stingy, close-fisted, tight. All 
synonyms. Call it what you 
want, but if you're the average 
college student, thrift is a thing 

See Thrift, top of this page 

Thrift, from bottom 

for you. 

But where do you practice 
thrift, and how? Well, if you were 
at the Collegedale deaconess 
sale, you are probably well on 
your way to becoming a wiser 
spender. But that sale is over, 
and the year has just begun, so 
let me clue you in on some year- 
round possibilities. 

Right around the corner, 
well, past four corners and next 
door to Blimpies you'll find 
Discount Designer Shoes . In this 

PAW tells all about wellness 

by Kelli Matthews 

The school year is under- 
way, and we at PAW are very 
excited. Maybe you don't know 
what wellness is. Wellness is 
promoting the health and well- 
being for all and offering a 
higher quality of life through 
health awareness, education 
and intervention. We have many 
things planned for the 1994-95 
year, but we need help from 
students and faculty. Check out 
the bulletin boards nearest you 
for articles on various wellness 
subjects. There will also be 
suggestion boxes in the gym for 
your input. We are looking at 
many different ideas in the 
months to follow. Some sugges- 
tions range from incentive 

small, but often bargain loaded 
shop, shoe prices range from 
approximately $3-20. Some are 

soled, but whatever shoes you 
find, they won't smell like feet 
Gust visit, you'll see what I'm 
talking about). If shoes are really 
your thing, you might want to 
consider a trip to Cleveland 
(north on 1-75) to Becky's Shoes . 
Pretty much the same thing as 
Designer Shoes, except qua- 

See Thrift, p. 14 

Talge Hall contests break monotony 

by Allison Titus 

September 15, Freshman 
David Becker, won a Southern 
College sweatshirt and two 
baseball caps for guessing the 
weight of the Talge Hall staff 

This contest, the latest of 
Dean Dwight Magers' activities 
to break the monotony of dorm 
life, included estimating the 
weight of Talge Hall's 16 resident 
assistants, the three deans, and 
Mrs. Elaine Egbert, the Talge Hall 
office manager. The final weight 
was 2,714 pounds. David 
Becker's guess of 2,715 pounds 
secured him the prize. 

Dean Magers said, "He 
(Becker) must have been doing 
some math or just had a very 

educated guess." "It was just 
pure luck!" Becker claimed. 

The Talge Hal! staff holds 
various contests about three 
weeks out of the month. Other 
contests included estimating the 
number of candies or cotton 
swabs in a jar. The winners of 
these contests received the 
contents of the jars among other 
prizes such as restaurant gift 
certificates, a car wash, an oil 

Talge Hall residents fill out a 
slip of paper at the lobby desk 
with their name, room number, 
and guess to enter the contest. 
Each new contest is mentioned 
in 777e Inside Track, the Talge 
Hall newsletter. 

programs for students and give- 
aways to health fairs and self- 
defense classes. 

Having a wellness program at 
our college is a privilege that we 
need to take advantage of. We 
have aerobics classes Monday 
through Thursday, a track 
outside the gym and weight 
rooms in both dorms and the 
gym. These facilities are there 
for students and faculty to use. 
So, get out there and get in 
shape. Eating and exercising 
regularly make you look and feel 
better. Look , in the issues that 
follow, for topics about health 
and wellness. Make a decision 
this year to be different and be 
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This week's best and worst on campus 


— Weather for the past week (ah, Fail). 
— Progression of Brock Hall elevator. 
— Community Service Day (no classes!). 
— The two days that the cafe's Ranch salad 
dressing was really good. 


— Deaconess Sale? Did anyone get a good price 

on a used deaconess? 
— Poor attendance at The Magic of Pete McLeod 

Saturday night. 
— Campus book theives. 
— The Promenade clock still doesn't work. 

Southern Accent 

meeting in 
the middle 

5 1 write this 
particular column and there's a 
good explanation for that: the 
calendar says "August." Also, 1': 
taking a break from a very 
mature venture. 

Andy Nash, last year's Ac- 
cent editor, got this idea that 
Alex Bryan, last year's Col- 
legedale Church intern and 
myself, last year's Admission's 
officer and he, Andy, should 
write a book together. "Let's 
write clear sentences," was our 
first decision. 

The fir: 

argument v 

Ties should appear 
r of the book. My 
as based on the 
group, "Crosby, Stills, and Nash," 
who made jillions of dollars 
solely on the formula that "Nash" 
came last. Alex agreed whole- 
heartedly with my clear and 
reasonable logic. Next, Alex 
Bryan tried to get us to see his 
view on going alphabetically, 
which Andy and 1 considered the 
dumbest thing we'd ever heard. 

Another area of debate is 
how to divide the money. 1 was 
the first to yell out "The screen- 
play is mine!" and I know they 
heard it. Instead, they want to do 
the old "Engine, engine number 
nine, going down the Chicago 
line...," routine which is a really 
childish way of going about 
serious stuff like this. 

The third item on the agenda 
is what the book should be 
about. We checked out the New 
York Times Best Seller List and 

found that violence, mystery, 
and the opposite sex are all the 
elements in the top sellers. Since 
we want the Review and Herald 
to publish us we checked out 
their latest best-sellers. The titles 
included "Binky Goes To Acad- 
emy", "101 Uses forTofu in the 
Garage," and a great autobiogra- 
phy, "Ken Rogers: A man of 

It was clear to us that we had 
to strike a balance between the 
New York Times formula and 
one that can sell at the ABC for 
camp meetings. The following 
are exerpts from our exciting, 
new book, written by me, and 
two other guys: 
Chapter One: Dirk Cherkasee 
strode purposefully into CIA 
Headquarters. The Chief of 
Special Operations sat behind 
his desk, coolly smoking his 
caffeine-free cigar. "I've got a 
mission for you, Dirk," he 
purred. "You are to blow up a 
head of state and his palace next 
week." Dirk nodded grimly and 
spoke. "Good. I'll call the Path- 

Chapter Seven: Dirk swung from 
the vine and snatched the 
comely Miss Bannister from the 
jeep just as it plunged over the 
cliff. "You've saved me from 
certain death!" she swooned. 
"How could I ever thank you?" 

"Well," Dirk smiled, flashing 
his pearlies, "Ingathering any- 

Chapter Twelve: The evil Dr. 
Schickel-gruber cackled to 
himself. "Hahahahahal So! Does 
Dirk Cherkasee think that he can 
stop me from taking over the 
world? Never!" His sinister 
assistant Smedley gloated. "What 
will you do to Dirk, Dr.? Acid 
bath? Torture? Lima Beans?" 
Schickel-gruber grew quiet and 
then whispered a plan so evil 
that Smedley shivered- "Those 
are real Baco-Bits in the salad 
bar, Smedley, and Dirk will never 

All right, fans, I think that 
about does it for now. If you 
want to know how Dirk gets out 
of that bind, you'll just have to 
buy the book, speaking of which, 
did I mention we have to divide 
the profits three ways? There's 
going to be a lot of bickering 
over $27.36. 

Thrift, from p. 13 

druple the size. You will prob- 
ably find what you're looking for. 
Take a visit, your wallet will 
thank you for it. 

If thrift or grunge (or both) is 
a shopping goal for you, con- 
sider stopping at our own Adven- 
tist Community Services Thrift 
Store on your way to Hamilton 
Place. If luck is on your side, you 
might not have to visit the "mall 
at all. For more of the same, try 
places like The Salvation Army 
on McCallie Avenue, The Bethel 
Bible Village Thrift Shoppe, with 
one of three locations on East 
Brained , or the Second Chance 
Boutique on Lee Hwy. Hey, even 
if you don't like it, you could 
finally get rid of your mom's old 
skirt (or Pop's tie.) 

If used clothes stores are not 
quite up your alley, try some 
options like Warehouse Row on 
Market Street or Macy's Close- 
Out in Hixon. Dealers of new, in- 
the-mode clothes, these stores 
sell their merchandise at dis- 
count prices. Depending on the 
time of the year, you can in- 
crease savings by hitting end-of- 
the-season sales (at Macy's, J. 
Crew, Bass, and Ralph Lauren) 
or box sales (at stores like 
Adrienne Vittadini). 

Book stores are a nice evolu- 
tionary branch of the thrift 
mentality. Most area college 
students know about McKay's 

Would you accept a date from 

someone, regardless of 

their appearance? 

Yes 54% 

No 46% 

Used Books on Lee Hwy. This is 
Chattanooga's bargain basement 
for used books, CD's, movies, 
and comics. They've got the 
selection and the location. If 
you're a music lover or a book- 
worm, you'll be hooked on entry. 
And make sure you always check 
the free book bin outside. The 
Dalton Book store (at West 
Point Pepperillmill Outlet Mall) 
down in Georgia is a little more 
remote, but, depending on what 
you're looking for, is often worth 
your while. Home of calendars, 
novels, journals, Bibles, post- 
card-books, cookbooks, travel 
books, art books, and most any 
other kind of book, this is the 
store for the book lover in you. 
Just this year a friend of mine 
bought a required textbook 
there for about half the price of 
what she was charged here on 
campus. (There's some encour- 
agement for you!) 

And with that, I've worn out 
my own "thrift list." Of course, 
remember, frugality isn't just 
buying cheap, it's buying what 
you need. But that's something 
that your grandfather probably 
knows more about that than I do. 
I'm just pointing you in the 
saving direction. Try it out. It 
could turn out to be a lot of fun, 
and hey, you might even find a 
pair of cheap, yet usable neon 
leg warmers. Then again, maybe 
you already have a pair of those 
in your attic. 





Pure, unmolested, natural 
Appalachian beauty. This is a 
land of rocky gorges, cascad- 
ing water falls and quiet 
streams, underneath a canopy 
of Poplar, Hickory, and even 
Virgin Hemlock. You can camp 
anywhere along the trails, but 
the best sites are at the union 
of Jack's River and Lost Cove 

In the spring, the area 
flows with life. From rhododen- 
drons, mountain laurel, blood 
root, and pink lady slipper to 
flame azaleas. With a Georgia 
fishing license, one might bag 
trout, coosa bass, and red- 
breasted sun fish. For many 
who enjoy horses or mountain 
bikes, there are sixty-five miles 

of trails for your exploration 
and camping pleasure. So, grab 
a back pack and hit the trail. 

To get there, take highway 
411 south past camp Cohutta, 
about 2 miles, turn left onto 
Grassy Road. Go over the 
railroad tracks, turn right, and 
follow the signs. This will take 
you to Hickory Ridge trail. For 
directions to other great trails 
or camps, obtain a map from 
any local forestry department in 
the Chattahoochee Forest or 
call the Chatsworth Ranger 
station at (706)-695-6737. 

September 23, 1994 

Southern Accent 

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Mrs. Peel Never Went On 

by Pamela Maize Harris 

Today, I saw my third-grade 
teacher in her white-tufted cas- 
ket. Mrs. Edna Peel had a smile 
and almost no lines on her face. 
She looked years younger than 
92. Amazing. We were a handful, 

s I remember, back in Montgom- 
ery, Alabama. 

Several memorable things hap- 
pened that year: 
• Danny in the grade ahead of me 
kept trying to kiss meafter school. 
Sometimes he succeeded. 

I cheated on my spelling test by 
writing the words on my desk. I 
later wrote Mrs. Peel a letter of 
apology and confession. 
» I signed a pledge card that li- 
quor would never touch my lips. 

• I decided to become a nurse. 

• All the city parks were closed. 
No playgrounds. No picnics. The 
city couldn't agree on whether 
black Americans could use them. 

• The Civil Rights movement be- 
gan as Freedom Riders rode buses 
into Montgomery. 

• We fasted on several days and 
gave the money we would have 
spent on Eood to build Bass Me- 
morial Academy. We also for- 
feited our Christmas gifts for the 

• Mrs. Peel prayed every morn- 
ing that the fourteen of us in her 
8-grade classroom would ail be 
workmen and women who 
needed not to be ashamed, study- 
ing to show ourselves approved. 
At least one of us did. 1 think I 
heard that Alan became a brain 

Tomorrow Mrs. Peel will be bur- 
ied. When her eyes open next, 
she will see a staggering light 
show.. .and Christ. 
News of the summer of '94 base- 
ball strike will have faded. News 
of the invasion of Haiti willbe old. 
News of the highest paid athletes 
will be worthless. Mrs. Peel's fu- 
ture will be prime time and price- 
less. Thank God neither Mrs. Peel 
nor Christ was a striker! 


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How would you rate the 
spirituality at Southern? 

Southern Accent 


September 23, 1994 

What is your hardest class this semester, and why? 

"Intermediate Greek. Because 

it's supposed to weed out 

religion majors — at this rate it 

"Statistics. Way too much 
homework, buthe : 


"History of England. 

Because 1 have to 


Jason Stirewalt 

%r )^»3 

H| ~*^ r ] 

"I've forgotten what I'm taking." 
Veda Knight 

"General Biology. Too much 
Info., too little time." 

"Macroeconomics. Because I 
don't understand the different 
theories and concepts ... it's so 
hard to remember them all. " 

Friday, September 23 

•Vespers with Randall 

•SA/CARE Lord's Sup- 
•Sunset 7:37 

Saturday, September 24 

•First Service with 
Randall Roberts and 
Second Service with 
Mark Finley 
•Daniel's Hall Retreat 
•Evensong at 7:30 p.m. 
in the church. 
•All-night softball tour- 

Sunday, September 25 

•Piano/Flute recital at 
8:00 p.m. Ackerman 

Friday, September 30 

•Vespers with SC Band 
•Religion Retreat 
•Sunset 7:47 

Saturday, October 1 
•Church services with 
Ed Wright. 

•Evensong at 7:00 p.m. 
in the church 
• SA Talent Show 

Sunday, October 2 

•Fall Golf Tournament 

Wednesday, October 5 

•SA Tootie-fruitie 

Thursday, October 6 

•Assembly, 11:00 a.m., 



Thursday, September 29 Friday , October 7 

•Assembly, 11:00 a.m., .Vespers, CARE 
William Brown .Sunset 7:17 

Southern Accent 


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Students fought for 
the fame and fortune 

by Nicole R. Jones 

Students showed off their 
broadway potential, and the 
crowd cheered them on during 
the talent show Saturday night. 
Style and energy radiated from 

the s 

■ The 

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William Labrenz (Elvis) sang "Blue Suede Shoes" to a crowd of 
screaming fans at the Talent Show. He won first place. 

Triathletes race to win 

with some very tough decis. 

Luis Gracia helped Heather 
Aasheim plan the show and pull 
it all together. "The show came 
off great. Gracia did a good job 
as emcee and the audience was 
really responsive. That made all 
the hard work worth while," said 

During intermission, Gracia 
conned several volunteers into 
playing, "I am a chubby bunny." 
Lissiedy Aspacio and Felicia 
Atkinson tied after stuffing 10 
marshmellows in their mouths at 
once. Students enjoyed free ice 
cream and popcorn. 

The judges tallied their 
scores and sent William 
Labrenz, who sang Elvis' "Blue 
Suede Shoes," away with first 
place and a $100 cash prize. 
Piano soloist Jenni Artigas took 

home second place and a $75 
cash prize. Third place and $50 
went to Vision (Sean Johnson, 
Chris Murray, Kevin Collins, 
Everett Meadow, and Nate 
Jenkins.) Every contestant 
received $25 for participation. 
"The talent show was placed 
very well.... one of the best 
shows I've seen," said senior 
Clarence McGee. 

Although Aasheim and 
Gracia were on the visible side 
of the talent show, they both 
expressed a great deal of thanks 
to all of those who worked so 
hard behind the scenes. "...Todd 
McFarland, Robert Quintana, 
Sean Dean, and Troy Shepard 
just to name a few," said Gracia. 
The evening full of fun ended 
with an unexpected spiritual 
overtone. All of the performers 
came up for applause, and 
Gracia led in a word of prayer. 
"We had a really good time and 
then thanked God that we could 
all be together having fun in a 
healthy environment. It was an 
experience!" he said. 

by Jessica Leet 

The 1 1th Annual Triathlon 
was held at Cohutta Springs 
Camp in Georgia. "The weather 
was good, and there was more 
competition this year," said Paul 

approximately 35 
individuals and 
eight relay teams 
that participated, 

s Clay 

Farwell. The coordinator was 
Alyssa McCurdy. CABL supplied 
30 students who volunteered 
their time to lifeguard and work 
at road statfons. 

The race consisted of a half 
mile swim, 18 miles of bicycling, 
and running four miles. A pre- 
race safety and rules meeting wa 
required. Each participant was 
advised to have trained prior to 

the race, although not everyone 
needed to do much training. "1 
was really pleased to have done 
so well, especially since I didn't 
train at all," said Chris Lewis, first 
place winner in the men's 16-19 
division. Other 

— participants were 

7 took off four min- well trained. "I was 

utes from last year's very happy when I 

time, " said Ruhling. finished and took 

off four minutes 

from last years time," said Paul 
Ruhling, first place winner in the 
men's 20-24 division. The awards 
were given according to age 
divisions, and each participant 
received a t-shirt. 

■ The triathlon used to be 
directed by Southern College. It is 
now conducted by a Cohutta 
Springs Camp committee which 
has plans to continue the 
triathlon tradition. 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2 
News p. 3 - 7 
Features p. 8 - 9 

Sports p. 10 
Religion p. 11 
Foreign Affairs p. 12 

Southern Accent 


Campus Notes 

'Southern Brass Ensemble, Atlanta Adventist Academy 
Bell Choir, and the Anton Heiller Organ will be in concert 
together Saturday, October S, at 3:30 p.m. in the Col- 
legedale church. 

*New speakers will be installed in the cafeteria during 
mid-term break. They will allow those using the cafeteria 
for meetings, banquets and other functions to have better 
sound quality. 

*Koinonia, the student Sabbath school and church 

will be held at the Collegedale Academy Chapel from now 

on, beginning October 8. 

'Instructional Media has extended their viewing times due 
to the increased demand for evening viewing. New hours 
are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 
p.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. 

"Baseball," the epic miniseries by Ken Burns is available 
for viewing in Instructional Media. The series has a nine 
inning lineup that covers the game from 1840 to the 
present. Contact Instructional Media for viewing times. 

* General education requirements have been revised. All 
students must take conditioning. However, this only affects 
new students. Marine Biology, new to the catalog, now 
fulfills a biology requirement. Students can also take 
practical theology (RELP) classes to meet religion require- 

*The Cumulative Index to Nursing Literature is now on CD 
at McKee Library and can be accessed through the com- 
puters. Also, First Search Catalog is available on Internet. 
It provides easy-to-use access to over 20 databases. Each 
search costs the library .50, so an employee will search 
the databases for students. 

*Students needto save their first semester papers for the 
writing contest second semester. The three categories are 
Library Research, Critical-Analytical, and Scientific Re- 
search. Science entries are strongly encouraged. 

*Roy Dingle, manager of the VM, won first prize in the 
bread and roll category at the Southeastern Retailers and 
Bakers Association's display contest held in Greenville, 
SC. Dingle's display was a cornucopia of the VM Bakery's 
breads and rolls. 

*78 sets of bunk beds and 97 desks have been bought for 
Thatcher and Talge Halls, respectively, as part one of a 
three year plan to upgrade dorm furniture. 

*The English and Speech Departments are sponsoring a 
trip to the Atlanta Renaissance Festival on Sunday, Octo- 
ber 9. The theme of the festival is "Live the Grand Adven- 
ture of Robin Hood." For more information call Michelle 
Lashier at 2277, or Ms. Higgens at 2731. 

"Plans for an addition to the walkway from the parking lot 
to Thatcher Hall's Annex have been submitted for ap- 
proval. The addition would extend from the walkway to the 

The Faculty Senate voted to accept SAT : 
as ACT scores. 

> well 

Back on 
the Farm 

Do you live in a barn? Do you 
eat and drink from a trough? Do 
you roll in the mud? Do 
you...What? You don't? You say 
no? Well, that's not what it looked 
like in the gymnasium after the 
talent show. 

Apparently, some of us fall 
into the same category as the rest 
of the population: mindless 
polluters. "That's not true!" you 
say. Here are a few memory 
joggers to prove the point: 

Think now, what does a 
stadium look like after the game 
is finished and everyone has left? 
Look at the floor. Yeah, popcorn 
and drink spilled, running to- 
gether in lumpy rivulets toward 
the field. Peanut shells piled high 
between rows. Hot dog wrappers 
leaking ketchup and mustard. 
Pretty gross! Looks kind of like a 
herd of animals raced through. 

The public park after the 
fireworks show on the Fourth of 
July is another good example. All 
kinds of trash: watermelon rinds, 
soda cans, napkins, BK bags, 
candy wrappers, and plasticware 
strewn all over the ground. What 
kind of pigs are these, anyway? 

There are plenty of signs along 
the interstate that say, "$500 fine 
for throwing trash in the median." 
It doesn't stop people. The govern- 
ment still has to pay people to 
walk along in blinding orange 
vests picking up other people's 
trash. (Either that, or the prisoners 
do it.) Still, in a society that cries 
more and more about the environ- 
ment, it would be assumed that 
people would at least refrain from 
trashing the highways. 

What kind of people wander 
around and just leave their trash 
wherever they feel like it anyway? 
Losers, morons, slobs, people who 
don't care about anything but 
themselves? Uh-huh. Getting back 
to the talent show- 
Picture this: those cute, little, 
wood, paddle things that are 
supposed to be used as spoons for 
your ice cream— yep, all over the 
floor. Not to mention the juicy, 
cardboard, left-over, dripping-ice- 
cream containers, the little ribbons 
that kept the programs together, 
and popcorn all mixed together 
like some form of new carpet. 
Now, the question .comes up 
again, who leaves this kind of 
mess behind? Mindless polluters is 
a good answer. It's less harsh than 
calling Southern students losers, 
morons, slobs, etc. Then again, 
truth hurts. 

Face it, as Christian college 
students, what kind of example is 
left for the community looking in 
when our gymnasium looks like a 
pigsty after a program? What 
mindset is observed by others? 
Back on the farm, it's okay to 
make a mess. Those animals don't 
know any better. Southern, how- 
ever, is not a farm. Southern 
students don't live in barns or go 
to class in barns and are not 
entertained in barns. Let's not act 

; il., 



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Southern Accent 

Ruff trekked to Siberia for God 

by Darren Kennedy 

Terrie Ruff of the Behavioral 
Science Department was the 
music director for "Operation 
Bear Hug" in Novokutnesk. 
Siberia, thsi past summer. It was 
a six week evangelistic series 
entitled "To Russia With Love." 

The series was headed by 
Pastor Phil Shultz of the Stone 
Tower Adventist Church in 
Portland, Oregon. He, along with 
five others, planned the series to 
provide much needed ministry 
to the people of Siberia. In a 
town of over 600,000 people, 
there were only 200 that were 
members of the Adventist 

The meetings were held in 
an old theater in town. There 
were services for adults in the 
main theater, while children's 
services were held downstairs. 
The children's ministry was 
directed by Youth Pastor Randy 
Croft of Eugene, Oregon. He 
entertained and ministered to 
the children in part with his 
ventriloquism. Terrie Ruff par- 
ticipated by leading song ser- 
vice, and having special music. 
She said that their ministry was 

really appreciated, and met with 
little resistance. 

"To Russia With Love," was 
definitely a success. Over the 
six week period, more than fifty 
people were baptized. One of 
these included a young boy who 
had been hospitalized for severe 
burns. His desire to be baptized 
great that he asked h 

grandmother to sneak him out of 
the hospital. 

Ruff said, "The series made 
me realize how fortunate and 
blessed we are to have freedom 
of choice and religion. I came 
back a different person with a 
new perspective on life." She is 
planning on going back for a two 
week follow up 

Are you a 

Stepanski visits Denmark 

by Darren Kennedy 

Dr. Jeanette Stepanski of the 
Education Department spent 
three weeks covering over 2,200 
miles of European countryside 
before arriving at Vejleford 
Skole, Denmark. She was one of 
the three keynote speakers for 
the Trans-European Division 
Teacher's Convention held there 
July 27-31. 

Dr. Stepanski said that the 
trip was a good learning experi- 
ence. "Not only was there 
valuable information presented 
in the convention, but touring 
the homes, memorials, and 
grave sites of famous educators 
brought history alive!" 

The theme for the conven- 
tion was "A Teacher Sent From 
God." The focus 

ing the importance of the role of 
teachers as spiritual academic 
leaders in the classroom. 

Dr. Shirley Freed of Andrews 
University, Dr. Stuart Tyner of La 
Sierra University, and Dr. 
Jeanette Stepanski of Southern 
College spoke at the conference. 
The topics presented included 
"Cooperative Learning," "Self- 
Esteem," and "Value-Genesis." 
Also included in the conference 
were reports from the different 
European division schools. Slides 
were shown, and according to Dr. 
Stepanski, their schools are very 
similar to the ones in the United 
States. The schools in smaller 
countries, however, had some 
disadvantages. Finland, for 
example, must translate its own 

^^^^^^^^^^^^mm God. The focus was on affirm- textbooks. 

Auto mechanics get in gear 

by Andrea Pang: 

In only its second year, the 
auto mechanic program has 
doubled its enrollment. What 
used to be just a general auto 
mechanics class has expanded 
to become a major. 

What makes Southern's 
program "unique" from other 
schools is that it provides "live 
lab experience," said Dale 
Walters. In addition to in-class 
work and information, the 
students receive special hands- 
on training. The Auto Mechanic: 

Department has c 
they provide a service to. "The 
education students receive is 
more like an apprenticeship," 
said Dale Walters. "They will be 
prepared for a job anywhere in 
the US." 

Special equipment also 
enhances the program. Dale 
Walters built a 4-wheel align- 
ment rack out of what used to 
accommodate only a 2-wheel 
alignment. This has allowed the 
department to add a suspen- 
sion,- steering and alignment 

class. They also have computer- 
ized equipment to keep up with 
the changing times. 

Sophomore David Darnell 
said, "It's a really good program, 
and has the right equipment to 
learn how to work on the latest 
models of cars." This is a benefit 
many other colleges do not 

Even if auto mechanics is not 
a career choice you plan to 
make, the classes can be taken 
as electives and are beneficial in 
various degrees. 


'The Goddess Diana 
was the fertility god- 
dess. She had 12 
breasts . . ." 
— Dr. Springett in New 
Testament Studies 

"No wonder she was a 


— Ron Lizardo's 

expresssion of awe to 

Springetfs statement. 

"You can have too 
much of a good thing." 

■Dr. Springett, in re- 

'I've been accosted by 
three fruits!" 

-Marca Age during the 
Student Association 
Tootie Fruitie on 
Wednesday morning. 

"Have a grape day!" 
—One of the fruits. 

"I like to see the whites 
of my students eye- 

■Dr. R. Lynn Sauls to 
Avery McDougle's low- 
billed cap in class. 

"What is the politically 
correct term for 'Old 
Folks Home?'" 
— A concerned student. 

"Geezer Garden." 
— Professor 
Leatherman's response. 

"So whatever you do be 
dangerous, uh, I mean, 
careful, uh, uh, Tony, 
thiss is not a Campus 

•Dr. Ron du Preez on 
biblical interpretation. 

Southern Accent 


Over 500 students and faculty get the service spirit 

by Jeane Hernandez 

Yesss! A day off. No classes. 
But a meeting at eight o'clock in 
the morning? 

"You probably thought this 
morning, I'd rather be asleep..." 
Pastor Ed Wright said Septem- 
ber 21st for devotion, which 
began Southern's first Commu- 
nity Service Day. 

I can't say it didn't cross my 
mind. But being one of 535 
other students and faculty who 
were involved, I woke up that 
crisp morning with the excite- 
ment of what the day had in 
store for me and the rich experi- 
ences 1 would gain by observing 
people in action. Observing, to 
later tell, was my form of serv- 
ing. To feel the missionary spirit, 
to hear about and see firsthand 
the experiences the students 
and faculty had, was a privilege. 

Off 1 went in the press van, 
accompanied by a mass of 
photographers down to Imagina- 
tion Station. Wait, was that Dr. 
Leatherman, religion professor, 
in a bright orange vest picking 
up trash by the side of the road? 
Sure enough it was. And Dr. 
Blanco, across the road in a 

similar orange vest, smiled real 
big as we passed by and 

Students and faculty drilled 
holes, cut wood, and stacked 
sandbags at Imagination Sta- 
tion. At one sandpit, studenls 
worked together in the black 
dirt, filling and passing bags. 
Freshman Brandon Bolin said, 
"We are filling sandbags to keep 
the creek from eroding the 
playground. I love it. I enjoy 
helping people. This teaches 
one humility. You're the one 
doing the work. You don't have 
someone doing it for you." 

Jimmy EUer, general coordi- 
nator of phase 11: Imagination 
Station, said, "I'm extremely 
grateful for the willingness of 
the students. Exemplary service 
is what 1 would call it. I was in 
college not too long ago and 1 
know the pressures." K.R. Davis 
was there too and he said, "I 
think this is great. When you're 
helping people, you're helping 

At the Summit Home, 
students did yard work and 
visited with neighbors. Bernice 
Solomon, in charge of i 

ing the patients said (about 
seeing the Southern students 
arrive to help), "I was excited! 1 
didn't expect it. I expected a few 
from the community center and 1 
looked up and wow!" A memo- 
rable experience for Junior Ken 
LeVos was talking to one of the 
residents who said he was going 
to Siberia to take over Stalin's 

Southern speeds along the information highway 

by Scott Guptill 

It's a great time to hop on 
the information highway. South- 
ern is becoming very involved 
with this new form of communi- 
cation. Internet is gaining popu- 
larity on a daily basis with all 
types of students logging on. 
The college is making upgrades 
as fast as it can to accommo- 
date the rising interest. 

Southern got a line to the 
Internet about a year ago and 
during the last school year has 
developed a host for handling 
Internet functions such as elec- 

tronic mail and file transfer. 

They upgraded the system 
this summer, anticipating the 
increased use. Modem ports 
were expanded from four to 12. 
There is now a lab workstation 
in Summerour and one in the 
nursing building. Many of the 
faculty now have direct connec- 
tions from their offices. Alto- 
gether, there are about 100 
computer workstations on 
campus in addition to the 12 
modem lines. Students who log 
on can now use the student 
directory which was recently 

made available for users. 

"Teachers of over 12 classes 
are either requiring or strongly 
encouraging use of the elec- 
tronic mail," said John Beckett 
who operates the campus 
system. "A little over 1/3 of the 
student body is now signed up 
for Internet access." Beckett 
expects the number of users will 
continue to increase. "We ex- 
pect it to be near saturation by 

If you are interested in 
getting an account, contact 
John Beckett. 

Senate Spot 

by Allison Titus 

The SA Senate discussed 
issues facing Southern stu- 
dents during their September 
26 meeting. The main topics 
included student finances, 
library hours, curfews, and 

Senator Cindy Maier 
introduced the issues of 
laundry prices versus the 
number of students using the 
machines. She said, "Many of 
my constituents are con- 
cerned with the fact that there 
are too few machines for the 
price being charged." 


cafeteria prices also came up 
in the discussion. In response, 
the Senate voted to ask Earl 
Evans from Food Services to 
give a presentation at the next 
meeting on October 10th. 

The Senate also voted to 
have a committee look into the 
possibility of the library hours 
being extended during mid- 
terms and finals. A committee 
was formed to gather informa- 
tion on curfews and the possi- 
bility of revising or reaching a 
compromise on times. 

The final proposal, by 

Senator Jeremy Stoner, 
involved setting up an Internet 
gopher with SA Senate meet- 
ing minutes and the constitu- 
tion. Each senator is in- 
structed to post the senate 
meeting minutes in their hall, 
but this poses a problem for 
the village representatives. By 
setting up a gopher, everyone 
can gain access to the senate 
news via computer. 

Students who wish to 
voice concern on any stu- 
dents issue(s) need to contact 
their senator. 

rt stop was the 
Ronald McDonald House. On the 
way there, we passed by a 
house with a brand new porch 
on it. Traces of our college 
students. "They're going to be 
the envy of the whole neighbor- 
hood," said Senior Rodney 
Payne II, driver of the press van. 

We finally arrived at the 
McDonald House where students 
did mailing, cleaning and bak- 
ing. A volunteer, Mildred 

See Service, p. 6 



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Wheelchair access growing 

Brock elevator is a step in the right direction 

by Christina Hogan 

The iong-awaited elevator in 
Brock Hall will be completed 
near the end of October. Al- 
though the main concern is to 
provide better access for those 
in wheelchairs, all students will 
appreciate the extra steps it will 

But the elevator hasn't only 

brought questions. Questions 
regarding wheelchair access in 
other buildings on campus. If 
they were graded, would they 

Brock Hall- Easy access to 
third floor. Students in wheel- 
chairs have used the elevator in 
music building to get to first and 
second floor of Brock. New 
elevator will eliminate that. 
Handicapped bathroom facilities 
available. Grade: A 

J. Mabel Wood Halt- Pro- 
vides easy access and an eleva- 
tor. Handicapped bathroom 
facilities available. Grade: A 

Harold A. Miller Halt- No 
access to first floor offices. No 
handicapped bathroom facilities 
Grade: F 

Daniells Hall- Front _. 
ramps. Inconvenient side 
trance to ground floor. Grade: C 

Wright Hall- Front entrance 
ramp. Elevator available to cafe 
and Student Center. Grade: A 

Hackman Hall- No handi- 

capped facilities exist. Grade: F 

Summerour- Inconvenient 
back and side entrances. Handi- 
capped bathroom facilities 
available. Grade: D (for incon- 

McKee Library- Inconvenient 
back entrance. Students must 
ring doorbell to be let in. Eleva- 
tor available. No handicapped 
bathroom facilities. Grade: D 

Herrin Hall- Back entrance to 
first floor where classrooms are 
located. Second floor offices not 
accessible. No handicapped 
bathroom facilities. Grade: D 

Getting around Southern in a 
wheelchair is a little difficult 
according to Junior Young Hee 
Chae. "It takes you out of the 
way a lot." 

But she doesn't complain. 
"As long as I get there, I don't 
mind," said Chae. 

Associate Senior Tammy 
Castleberg isn't as fortunate as 
Chae. She cannot attend dorm 
worships on second floor, only 
hall worships. Chae said if 
Castleberg wanted to take a 
science class in Hackman, she 

Most of the buildings on 
campus were "built in an age 
when they didn't think much 
about how people in wheelchairs 
would get around," said Helen 
Durichek, associate vice-presi- 
dent for finance. 

Salad scales measure up 

High prices shock students 

by Rick Wilkens 

Southern College students 
are putting their money where 
their mouths are. Eating in the 
cafeteria this year has become a 
very shocking experience for 
some Southern students. Senior 
Adam Riveria got a frozen yogurt 
for dessert and saw the com- 
puter screen show two dollars 
and seventy one cents. He said "I 
wanted a dessert not a meal. I 
would have paid ninety nine 
cents for that last year. These 
scales need to be adjusted." 

Freshman Elizabeth Diaz 
said, "1 don't get salads any 
more because people have told 
me how expensive they are, 
besides that 1 don't trust those 
scales." (There seems to be an 
anti-scale movement growing 
among students. How, and if, 
the school will react to it re- 
mains to be seen.) 

Cafeteria Head Cook Richard 
Johnson explained why the 
cafeteria came up with the 
weighing system. "We called 

Andrews to compare prices and 
found that we have lower prices 
on weighed items," said 
Johnson. "Students were used 
to the old system where they 
could stack it up and get what 
they wanted, but we were losing 
money at that time." Johnson 
explained that the cafeteria 
doesn't buy a large enough 
quantity to get the low prices of 
a franchise such as Ryan's 
Family Steak House. Johnson 
said that Southern is still the 
second cheapest Adventist 
college to eat at. "It saddens my 
heart when I see some of the 
prices, but we need to meet our 
expenses." The cafeteria lost 
money last year, because prices 

Weighing the pros and cons 
of the scale system is easier 
than actually finding an 'every- 
one wins' solution. Either way, 
when people's stomachs start 
singing the hunger blues you'll 
know where to find them, 
watching their wallets at the 
Southern College cafeteria. 

State helps disabled find jobs 

NASHVILLE— Did you know that 
Ludwig van Beethoven, the 
great composer, was deaf; that 
Clara Barton, the founder of the 
American Red Cross, stuttered; 
that General George S. Patton 
had a learning disability; and 
that President John F. Kennedy 
diagnosed with Addison's 

"Some of the greatest achiev- 
ers of our time have overcome 
disabilities to do great things," 
said Commissioner of Employ- 
ment Security James Davenport. 
People with disabilities can do 
great things in the work force if 
given the opportunity. 

One out of every four per- 
sons with disabilities who came 
to Employment Security last 
year found a job. Over 64 
percent of the applicants with 
disabilities who came to the 
agency looking for employment 
were referred to jobs, and 39 
percent of those referrals found 
jobs. Local offices across 
Tennessee provide job counsel- 
ing, referral to other state agen- 
cies for training, and job referral. 

"We emphasize finding the 
right job for the right person by 


-%ft "' 



matching employers' job needs 
to applicants' skill levels," Com 
missioner Davenport explained. 
"The top priority for the em- 
ployer is to find a skilled, de- 
pendable worker; we emphasize 
applicants' abilities." 

According to the latest 
Census Bureau figures, there are 

97,600 Tennessee workers ages 
16 to 64 with disabilities in the 

labor force. The figures show 

that approximately 84,600 are 

employed, and almost 14,000 

are unemployed. 

For more information on the 

Americans with Disabilities Act, 

call 1-800-872-3362. 

Courtesy of Term. Dept. of 
Employment Security 

Student tickets near 500 

by Andrea Pangman 

If you have gone out to your 
car to find a ticket on the wind- 
shield, you're not alone. Nearly 
500 tickets have been issued so 
far this year. 

This number may seem 
high, but Dale Tyrrell said this 
may even be lower than in years 
past. Failure to register a vehicle 
is the cause for many of these 
tickets. Illegal parking, such as 
parking in faculty, village, and 

one-hour lots or in fire lanes 
contributes to the number 

"Do they use the money to 
eat donuts?" asked Senior Joely 
Schwitzgoebel. Campus Safety 
starts the year with a set budget. 
Ticket fees do not increase this 
total. The money is put into an 
operation fund for the college. 
So, Joely, unless donut expense 
is in the budget, there's no order 
to Krispy Creme. 

Southern Accent 

Community News 

Community takes a 
stand on violence 

by Andrea Darok Fuller 

People kill people in our 
community, but what we can do 
about it as residents? Pastor 
David L. Hill of Faith Unlimited 
Ministry, made the first step 
against crime last Thursday, 
September 26, with a memorial 
service at Miller Plaza. 

Children, young adults, 
middle-age and old people filled 
the plaza where the first spiritual 
song resounded for those chil- 
dren and young adults who were 
killed by guns or careless auto- 
mobile accidents in the past 
year in Chattanooga. This was 
the first such memorial service 
in the history of Chattanooga. 
The media showed up in force. 
Pain showed on the faces of 
the mourning families. Other 

people displayed the compas- 
sion they felt for the victims' 

"Great healing c 
we understand other p 
hurt just as much a 
said Pastor Hill. His purpose v 
to gather people together and 
teach them empathy as well as 
to demonstrate that the tragedy 
and the hurt of the \ 
families are not only theirs but 
ours, too. And people 
share their love, care, and 
sympathy toward the family 
members. Candles burned and 
tears rolled down many cheeks. 
The crowd was united in mourn- 

Pastor Hill had another 
mission also with this memorial 
service. He wanted to publicly 

express his rejection of brutal 

her students were able to dem- 
onstrate their views about 
violence and be witnesses for 
the first community effort 
against crime in Chattanooga. 



Pi it 


Charles and Pamela Chase share a moment with baby Ryan. 

at Miller Plaza. Ruff and a few of 

Brain-injured child 
needs prayers and love 

Service, from p. 4 
Massey, made biscuits in the 
kitchen and showed one of the 
photographers, Sophomore 
Robert Quintana, how to use the 
biscuit cutter. u l think it's won- 
derful having the students out 
here. My husband died of cancer 
and I know what it's like to be 
away from home and need a 
place to stay," Massey said. 

The Chattanooga Food Bank 
was another place we visited. Liz 
O'Conner, part-time employee, 
commented that this was not the 
first time Southern students 
have visited. She said, "The 
Seventh-day Adventists are 
good about that- interaction of 
generations, and working with 
the land and the people." 

The Life Care Centers in 
Chattanooga and Collegedale 
were our last stops. The stu- 
dents sang, talked and played 
games with the elderly. "1 real- 
ized you don't need to tell them 
anything. Just hold their hand 
and show them love that they 
don't get from anyone else," 
said Senior Ronald Lizardo. 

Some memorable quotes 
from the Life Care Centers are 
these: "Do I look alright?" said 
one elderly lady as her picture 
was about to be taken. "Oh, 
she's the cute one. She's always 
smiling and so happy," said 
another lady. "You have a lot of 
friends today, don't you?" said 
the nurse as the elderly lady 
smiled. Her face beamed as she 
looked around at her newly 
formed friends as if she's known 
them forever. 

Sophomore Rey Descaiso 
played the guitar for a lady 
named Catherine Cuiffo, and as 
he tried to sing along with her, 
she said with an Italian accent, 
''You don't know this song. You 
were not even born." 

Many more areas remained 
to be seen but time ran out. 
Pictures were taken, and quotes 
recorded. And the ride back to 
Southern was a silent one, as 
the memories and faces of the 
people that were touched re- 
mained fresh in our heads. On 
the way back to Collegedale, the 

See Service, p. 11 

by Andrea Darok Fuller 

The story of Charles and 
Pamela Chase began with a 
happy Christian marriage fol- 
lowed by the excitement of 
expecting a baby. But their 
happiness turned into a tragedy 
in the delivery room. 

During the delivery the baby 
got lodged in the birth canal. 
Aiter two struggling hours, the 
blood could no 

longer ^^^^_ 

reach the 

brain. His 


spinal cord 

and the pons, 

as well as the mid-brain survived 

the ordeal, but his cortex cells 

were damaged due to lack of 

oxygen. This moment forever 

changed the lives of baby Ryan 

and his parents. 

Doctors declared that they 
could not expect Ryan to live a 
norma! life. Because of the 
damage sustained during deliv- 
ery, Ryan had no control over his 
muscles. Charles and Pamela had 
no hope that Ryan would ever be 
able to overcome his motionless 

However, through constant 
prayers from Ryan's family and 
close friends, God manifested 
many miracles in the little boy's 
life. Ryan began to demonstrate 
vital acts such as eating from a 
bottle, expressing likes and 
dislikes, and involuntary move- 
ments that showed his brain was 

They could not expect 
Ryan to live a normal life. 

not totally destroyed. 

Then last year, Glenn 
Doman's book, What To Do 
About Your Brain-Injured Child, 
and a non-profit organization, 
The Institute for the Achievement 
of Human Potential, brought a 
definite answer to numberless 
prayers. The institute in Philadel- 
phia has been serving brain- 
injured children since 1955. The 
- offers five 

programs for 
parents who 

programs to 
help their chil- 
dren at home. 

Alter prompt contact with the 
institute, Charles and Pamela 
discovered the details about 
attendance. And now they need 
more prayers then ever. The 
cost to start the first program is 
$1,000, besides living expenses 
away from home. Charles is a 
student at Southern College; 
Pamela needs to stay with little 
Ryan at home. They do not have 
financial sources to help their 
son. Time is running out and 
every minute is critical for Ryan. 

Does Ryan have hope? Yes, 
he does with your help. If every 
Southern student gave even one 
dollar, the "NO HOPE" diagnosis 
could disappear from Ryan's life. 
We can help... can't we? 

Please leave your contribu- 
tion in cash or check at Dr. 
Sahly's office or at the front desk 
of the Student Center. 

October 7, 1994 

j m ^^ southern Accent 

E V^FM News 

What is your opinion concerning U.S. intervention in Haiti? 

Several voice their views on the delicate matter 

which the U.S. will spend mil- 
lions of dollars for some grati- 
tude that may never materialize. 


n of Haiti by- 
United States forces is senseless 
and wasteful. Little, if anything, 
can be gained by invading that 
poor Caribbean 

We a 

i Haiti 

the corrupt government and 
correct the abuses done against 
the people. But if we are the 
world's policing power, why 
have we not intervened in other 
countries where genocide, 
persecution, and corrupt gov- 
ernment exist? Why have we 
given China the trading status ol 
a most favored nation when its 
government has abused the 
human rights of Chinese citi- 
zens? It is because our zeal for 
democracy and justice will only 
take us as far as toppling the 
governments of weak countries. 

What can the U.S. gain from 
throwing millions of dollars into 
the invasion of Haiti? We may 
receive a "thank you" for our 
help, but little else. When we 
pulled out of a previous occupa- 
tion of Haiti in 1934, corrupt 
governments followed, and we 
cannot guarantee that another 
one will not follow our present 
endeavor. And do the Haitian 
people even want our help? 
They resented our presence 
before we left in 1934, and we 
again may be seen not as a 
helpful friend, but as an intruder 

Invading Haiti is a mistake ir 

Sara Huber 

The United States has made 
the right decision by occupying 
Haiti and by allowing Cedras an 
opportunity to step down. 
Hopefully he will step down and 
things will run smoothly. I won't 
believe it until I see it. 1 support 
a pullout deadline. Otherwise, 
who knows how long American 
troops would be required to stay 
there. If Clinton sets a deadline, 
he better do what he says he 

Dr. Pam Harris 

Seeing the crowds of cheer- 
ing Haitians welcoming their 
parliament members back after 
a year and a half, and seeing 
them embrace the American 
military and law and order has 
made me think seriously about 


. but 

impressed with Carter, Nunn 
and Powell"s negotiating. There 
is a strong communication 
component in every crisis. This 

is a good exampl 

of that. 






Brandon Bryan 

Some said we should not 
fight to free ourselves from the 
tyranny of England 200 years 

Some said we should not 
fight the South in order to free 
the slaves. 

Some said we should not 
come to the aid of Europe in 
World War 1. 

Some said we should not 
fight the horrors of Nazi Ger- 
many in World War II. 

Today we fight for democ- 
racy in a nearby land. Some 
say, "Do not fight. It does not 
help us." These are they who 
would rather fight selfishly for oil 
in Iraq than sacrifice unselfishly 
for the freedom of our Haitian 

1 say we should expand 
democracy and stand up for 
human rights. 

Should Haitian immigrants be 
forced to return to Haiti? 

Yes . . . 49% 
No . . . 51% 

News in a nutshell 

Haiti - U.S. troops have firmly 
established themselves in Haiti, 
and are now going through the 
process of removing guns - 
Doctors and researchers are 
trying to discover the cause for 
the first outbreak of the pneu- 
monic plague in 40 years. The 
disease showed up after a 
period of flooding and a major 
earthquake, and experts specu- 
late that the squalid conditions 
in which many Indians live in 
the major cities, especially 
Surat, may have made the 
spread of the plague inevitable. 
The death toll is undetermined 
at this time, because the num- 
ber reported is undoubtedly 
much lower than the actual 
number due to misdiagnosis of 
the plague. 

China - Last Saturday a huge 
celebration in honor of the 45th 
anniversary of the People's 
Republic took place Saturday, 
and served as a "send-off" for 
Deng Ziaoping who is now 90 
and dying of Parkinson's dis- 
ease. Of course, they did the 
same thing five years ago, 
when Deng was 85, thinking 
that he would pass off the 

everyone's probably hoping 

that this one's for real. 
Japan - A trade agreement 
was finally reached, much 
more to the delight of the 
United States than to Japan. 

Washington, D.C. - A new term 
for the U.S. Supreme Court 
began this week with a younger 
average than in has had in 
years — a youthful 60 years to 
be exact. What remains only an 
educated guess is how the 
scheduled cases will be de- 
cided. "The relative newness of 
this Court makes broad and 
sweeping predictions difficult," 
said Professor Vicki Jackson of 
Georgetown University, accord- 
ing to The New York Times. 

Washington, D.C. - The Health 
Care Reform Plan officially died 
last week — at least for this 
year. Hillary Clinton has stated 
that the issue is definitely not 
dead, just sleeping until next 
year's Congressional season. It 
Is becoming more and more 
obvious, however, that any 
health < are plan will involve 
much compromise and may not 
end up resembling what the 
Clintons had in mind. 

The Unlocked Door 

A few months ago, I had the 
opportunity to visit an area not 
far from one of this nation's 
largest cities. I had heard about 
the area for years but had never 
had a chance to visit it before. It 
was the type of place where the 
haunting notes of the Hermit 
Thrush bid you good night, 
where the double knot whistle of 
the White-Throated Sparrow 
wakes you in the morning. The 
type of place where you feel 
almost like you are intruding. 1 
found myself walking as quietly 
as possible, noticing that a 
careless deer had tracked up the 
muddy road. 

In the backwoods, I met two 
beavers swimming circles in the 
tree reflections. One of them 
gave me several nice demon- 
strations of their famous crash 
dives. Lift the tail out of the 
water, bring it down with a crash 
and DIVE! The other beaver 
continued to circle through the 
tree reflections as the sun came 
up. All the while, a ragged 
chorus of bass bull frogs pro- 
vided the background music. 

1 had driven into this area 
hoping to find a place to camp 
for the night. On the back road, I 
happened on a youth camp. It 
turned out to be a craft camp. I 
parked and started to look for 
someone to ask about camping. 
At one house a dog greeted me 
with loud barking. A car was 
parked in front and the door 


stood open but no human could 
I find. 

I walked down to the camp 
office. Here again I was greeted 
by silence. There was a light on 
in the office and the door was 
unlocked. I looked in and could 
see a computer and other office 
equipment. Other buildings were 
the same, open but nobody 
around. It was weird. 1 left, 
shaking my head in wonder. 

After camping out two nights 
(and having seen some loons on 
one of the lakes), 1 talked to a 
college student who was work- 
ing at one of the local tourist 
establishments. He mentioned 
that he had a hard time getting 
used to life in that area during 
his summers working there. 
When I asked him what he 
meant, he said, "It's so laid back 
here. Nothing like the univer- 

"I know what you mean," I 
replied. "I noticed that when I 
arrived here two days ago." I 
told him about the unlocked 
doors at the craft camp I had 

"Yeah, that's how it is," he 
said. "There's not much crime 
around here. My boss doesn't 
lock up the office at night. He 
just takes the cash box and 
shuts the door." 

As I left him to continue my 
journey, I contemplated this 
strange area. It would be nice to 
live in an area like that. No 
locks. Evidently no fear of 
crime. In these days of rising 
crime rates, it's nice to know 
that there are still places in our 
country where people leave 
doors unlocked. It used to be 
that way all over. I've talked to 
old timers who tell about going 
off on a trip to California and not 
locking the door. Very useful in 
case you remember (when you 
are in Iowa) that you left the 
kitchen stove on. You merely 
stop and call the neighbor and 
ask him to go to your house and 
turn the stove off. 

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Ted Evans, former head 
coach of the gym-masters, is a 
canine fan. In fact, he owns 
four Bloodhounds. One male is 
a young show champion and 
one of the females is about to 
become one. In a way, Evans 
has six Bloodhounds, but two 
of them are wood carvings that 
he made for The American 
Bloodhound Club (ABC.) 

Evans makes these Blood- 
hound carousel figures out of 
Basswood which is the softest 
of hard woods. "I spent about 
400 hundred hours on it," he 
said about the figure that was 
displayed briefly in Wright 
Hall. "I've received a request 
for another one," he said. The 
request was from Bob Ellis 
who is in charge of plans lor a 
Chattanooga Carousel that's to 
be built near the Aquarium by 
January 1, 1996. 

Aside from Bloodhounds, 
and previously, the Gym- 

Masters, Evans likes golf and 
tennis. And now that he is no 
longer responsible for Gym- 
Masters he can focus more on 
the classes he teaches. "There 
are a lot of things that I've 
wanted to develop in my 
classes, but I just haven't had 
the time." 

Evans is now free to work 
on his personal development. 
"I felt out of touch with things, 
so I decided to learn comput- 
ers," he said. "It's exciting for 
an old geezer like me." (Mind 
you, he's only 46.) 

Evans has spent 21 of 
those years here at Southern, 
five as associate dean of men, 
five as head dean of men, and 
10 as head coach for the Gym- 
Masters. Evans went to PUC 
for two years and graduated 
from Andrews with a degree in 
physical education. He has a 
masters degree in education 
with an emphasis on physical 

I don't know about you, but Thrushes sing at vespers, where 
it gives me a good feeling to deer mess up nice muddy roads 

know that there are still places and the humans leave their 

untry where Hermit 

doors unlocked. 

Back to the future? 

by Debbie Higgens 

Does time really stand still? 
That's what I think about every 
time I walk on the promenade 
and pass the big clock whose 
hands are stuck at 5:45. Is that 
a.m. or p.m.? What was hap- 
pening on campus when the 
clock stopped? I've been here 
for over a year now and the 
clock still sits, hands arrested, 

holding it's story captive. 

Does that mean 1 have not 
lived in the past year? Did the 
time on that clock stop for me? 
Or for someone else? Did some- 
one die and now life holds no 
meaning for them? Or am I dead 
inside, living life as in a shell, 
hoping no one notices? Would 

See Future, p. 15 


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October 7, 1994 

Southern Accent 

morn h^arnrp 

Southern Accent 

Ingersoll wins tournament 

by Phillip Fong 

It's 8:00 p.m. at Southern 
College. You might expect 
everyone to be doing their own 
thing, but on the night of Sep- 
tember 24 almost everyone can 
be found on or around the 
softball feild, it's the Ail-Night 
Softball Tournament. 

This year the tournament 
consisted of 16 teams all vying 
for the championship. "Every- 
one wants to win the softball 
tournament before they gradu- 
ate," said senior Mike Login. 
Unfortunately for Login's team, 
they joined 16 other teams that 
failed to make it to the champi- 
onship game. 

The championship game 
was a battle between Ingersoll 
and Jaecks. Ingersoll's road to 
the championship game was 
relatively easy. They went 
undefeated, with their only 
tough and close games coming 
between Burks which they won 
13-12 in 11 innings and 
Chancey which they also won 5- 
4. "They got all the breaks 
necessary to win it all," said 
Burks' teammate Clarence 

On the other hand the road 
for Jaecks was a long and hard 
one. They lost their first game 2- 
to underdog Boyce. This meant 
that they would have to play the 

rest of the night in the losers 
bracket. One more loss and they 
would be eliminated. But Jaecks 
maintained his cool and the 
teams composure by taking them 
all the way to the championship 
game, defeating on the way the 
top two seeds of the tournament, 
Appel and Burks. 

The championship game 
finally started at 5:00 a.m. It 
was a close and exciting game. 
The slightest error by either 
team could mean defeat. This is 
what happened in the bottom of 
the ninth inning. With two outs, 
Christian Lighthall who had 
previously tied the game with a 
homerun to send it to extra 
innings, hit a shot to centerfield 
which Jaecks misjudged, allow- 
ing Christian to get on third 
base. With the game now in 
Ingersoll's hands, all the pres- 
sure fell on Cory Fortner's 
shoulders. Cory responded by 
hitting a hard grounder to short- 
stop which unfortunatly Evans 
mishandled, allowing Christian 
to score from third base to win 
the game. I guess Clarence 
must have been right when he 
said that Ingersoll got all the 
breaks necessary to win. 

Congratulations to Ingersoll 
and his teammates on winning 
the All-Night Softball Tourna- 

Letter: Steve Jaecks 

Make the Point — Stop the X?/!@* 

With all due respect to Sigmund Freud and all those other mind 
explorers with such like tendencies, I do not subscribe to theo- 
ries that childhood traumas and dramas lead to expressed 
deviant behaviors 15 years later — at least not when it comes to 
using profanity in the gym, on the playing fields or any other 
place for that matter. When the point is taken, the gym will re- 

Dr. Beav's predictions for ^Ifeague 

1. EVANS-NAFIE-JAECKS: If this were the NCAA they'd get 5 years 
lumbal km for ilk-yal recruiting violations. 

2. MOUNA-JONES-TUBBS: Potential danger if their actions speak as 

3. APPEL-MASTRAPA-CALLAN: "Has beens" and rookies. Can they 
mesh? Watch out for "Flash Fong!" 

4. INGERSOLI^FORTNER-LIGHTHALL: They won softball. but can they 
be two-sport champions? 

5. PERKJNS-MOHNS-DAVIS: If this were hockey it would be all over! 
Once they got passed you kiss them good-bye. speed, speed, speed. 

6. HENL1INE-HENL1NE-WILSON: Hurt QB and "No Shows" spell trouble 


8. WALKER-WALKER-WYSTE: II they had more than one veteran, they 
might get more than one win. 

How often do you watch TV? 

Regularly . . . 8% 

Occasionally . . . 38% 

Seldom . . . 34% 

Never . . . 20% 

The cursing must stop! 

Phillip Fong, Sports Editor, speaks out 

Many students, including myself, were surprised to see a 
sign posted up that read, "The gym will be closed until further 
notice." Most of you thought this was another ploy by the 
Gym-Masters so that they could have the gymnasium to 
themselves. But as it turns out, the real reason that the gym- 
nasium was closed was because of the use of profanity during 
recreation time, not because of the Gym-Masters. This was ; 
measure of last resort by Coach Jaecks to get his message 
across that the use of profanity, especially in the gymnasium 
must be stopped. Jaecks admits that the use of profanity here 
at Southern College is not a major problem, but there is still 
room for improvement. 

Many students may think that this is an unfair measi 
Jaecks but I have to agree with him; Southern College i 
Christian school and its Christian standards should be upheld, 
even while enjoying recreation. Besides, recreation is suppose 
to be fun and shouldn't be taken so seriously. We aren'l 
getting paid to play. We are paying to play in the gymn; 
so then we should be able to abide by the rules. One of those 
rules is no use of profanity. 

Jaecks hopes to re-open the gymnasium soon. 1 hope that 
the closure of the gym has taught us something, think before 
we speak! If the use of profanity starts again then everyone 
guilty or not will suffer the consequences. Next tim 
mean that the gymnasium will be closed for a month or two t 
even indefinitely until Jaecks feels that it is appropiate to open 
it. Lets hope that it will never come to that. 

Course Load. 

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financial future with a whole range of services. Manage your 
money with savings and free share draft accounts. Establish 
credit with VISA and various loan options. Plus, get free money 
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The Clear Word Bible gives 
daily devotion a fresh twist 

by Alicia Goree 

Most Southern students 
marvel at the close walk their 
professors seem to have with 
Christ. Dr. Jack Blanco, the 
chair of the religion department, 
was teaching Adventist Heritage 
10 years ago when he realized 
that something was missing 
from his life. "I knew that I 
needed to renew my personal 
devotions," said Blanco. "I have 
no right to stand up in front of 
young people and teach them 
unless I know Jesus Christ 

Even though Blanco had to 
study the Bible daily in prepara- 
tion for teaching religion 
classes, he felt that spending 
time alone getting to know 
Jesus was just as important. 
After earnest prayer about the 
situation Blanco felt that he 
should paraphrase the scriptures 
as a personal daily devotion. 

Now, after more than ten 
years of studying, reading, 
cross-referencing, and praying. 
Jack Blanco's paraphrased 
scriptures are known collectively 
as The Clear Word Bible, and 
are available at the Adventist 
Book Center. 

Blanco has received over- 
whelmingly positive response to 
his book from the young and old 
alike. "This morning when I was ' 


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corners, a father stopped me 
and said that he'd gotten 01 
his daughter, and said how 
much she enjoys it." 

Despite the praise, Blanco 
doesn't want credit for the work. 
All of the royalties for the Clear 
Word go to ministerial scholar- 
ships here at Southern. How 
much have students received? 
"About $20,000 so far for the 
1994-95 school year," said 

In addition to praise, Blanco 
received some criticism for The 
Clear Word Bible. A few people 
argued that the title was mis- 
leading — that people would use 
it as a new translation of the 
Bible. "That certainly wasn't the 
intention," said Blanco. "They 
need to use it for their own 
personal devotions — that's what 
it was written for." The first 
sentence of the introduction in 
The Clear Word Bible clearly 
states that intention. 

To help satisfy critics and 
clarify meanings, a second print- 
ing will be out very soon with 
minor changes. The word "Bible" 
will be dropped from the cover, 
and replaced with "interpretive 
paraphrase." Already, about half 
of the printing has been spoken 
for, and a third printing is sched- 
uled for November. 

Thought for the day: 

Rodney payne 

Temptations come in all makes, models, sizes and shapes. 
For some of those who don't have Christ in their lives, tempta- 
tions are merely urges that are fulfilled. Desires that are satisfied 
without hindrance. For those who have Christ, temptations are 
challenges to overcome. These temptations do not have to be 
problems with substance abuse or even sex. Temptations can be 
eating unhealthily, cheating, doing a job half-way or skipping 
class. Giving in to temptations reduces the quality of life. Temp- 
tations separate us from our Master. But Jesus told us, in Luke 
22:46, " RISE and PRAY that you may not enter into temptation." 
This is the real challenge. Christ encourages you to rise in the 
morning and pray for the strength to make it through the day 
which is full of temptations. Try it and see if the quality of your 
life is enhanced. 

Service, from p. 6 
sign at the Thrift store was an 
appropriate one for the day. It 
said, "Helpfulness to others is 
the best kind of good." 

It doesn't end there though. 
"Many people that were served 
were appreciative. Southern was 
recognized as a school that puts 
Christianity into action," said 
SA president Windy Cockrell. 
She also said that many stu- 
dents had positive experiences 
and she received thank you 

;s from members in the 

community who were served. 

A member in the community 
wrote, "Thank Southern College 
and the faculty for helping 
make this a possible, successful 
day for our community. Skirting 
was replaced on my trailer and a 
new porch was built by the 
college boys. The students were 
cheerful and happy. Thank you 
again." Signed, Eleanor Griffin. 

Another letter said, "I'm 
really amazed at what was done 
here. I couldn't have done any 
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How often do you read the Bible? 

Once/week . . . 14% 

2-3 times/week . . . 33% 

Once/day . . . 30% 

Hardly ever . . . 23% 

(a hundred dollar check). May 
God bless each of you." Signed, 
Erma L. Douglass, 93. 

Could it be .when we reach 
out to others, it comes right 
back to us? Chaplain Ken 
Rogers says, "It's one thing to 
say you care. It's another to 
show it." 

If you are interested 

in being more in- 
volved in your school, 
please call the CARE 
office at #2724. 

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October 7, 1994 

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Have you ever thought about 
spending a year of your life on a 
boat? Not just any boat, but the 
Luzeiro XXII. The Luzeiro XXII is 
a medical boat that travels 
throughout the Amazon, and 
Becky Byers made just that 
choice when she joined the 
student missions program last 
year. Becky sent the care office 
a letter a few weeks ago and I 
thought I would share some of it 
with you: 

I'm sitting on the front deck 
of the Luzeiro XXII looking out 
over a bank covered with gar- 
bage in Tefe', on the Amazon. 
We are once again waiting for a 
part to our boat motor! I've only 
had three clinics since I arrived 
five weeks ago. The rest of the 
time has been spent either 
broken down, waiting for parts 
or waiting for the motor to be 
fixed. I've scrubbed the clinic 
from top to bottom, organized it, 
studied afl the medicines and 
read medical reference books. 
YUCKI Needless to say, it's been 
a struggle to not be bored out of 
my mind. 

1 left Manaus three days after 
1 arrived, to travel out to Coari 
where the Lugeiro was based. I 
traveled on a line boat for 30 
hours. On the boat, everyone 
hangs up their hammocks on 
the two open decks- all 88 
people. At night, if someone 
moves you all swing in unison 
and bump together, because 
you are touching people on all 
sides. It was quite the introduc- 
tory experience to Brazilian 
community living! 

I'm learning Portuguese by 
the submersion method. (My 
translator was 13 and would 
rather play than translate.) I can 
communicate quite well with a 
few people. Its easier to under- 
stand what people are saying 
than to speak. I am the only SM, 
for that matter, the only English 
speaking person. 

Living on the boat is like 
camping. I have to keep my 
bags packed and in the corner 

of the clinic. Every night 1 hang 
my hammock either on deck or 
in the clinic. The bugs are 
everywhere! No matter how 
much cleaning or ant killer you 
use they seem to appear con- 
stantly. I've kind of gotten used 
to the ants and just make their 
number less every chance I get. 
There are these huge, beetle, 
flying bugs that come out at 
night. One morning, I found one 
on my Bible. THEY ARE SO 

The Brazilian people drop 
their trash wherever they finish 
with it. The river is used for 
bathing, drinking and cooking, 
the toilet, washing clothes, and 
whatever else water is used for. 
Also, the people eat the fish out 
of the river. 

I really do enjoy being out on 
the river. There is a constant 
cool breeze and the jungle is so 
interesting. I've seen two differ- 
ent kinds of wild monkeys, 
many kinds of beautiful birds 
and butterflies, pink and gray 
freshwater dolphins and tons of 
different insects. Once, while 
we were broken down along the 
river, we heard apes hooting in 
the trees along the opposite side 
of the river. 

The people love medicine! 
Sometimes, when 1 tell them 
how to remedy a problem 
without medicine, they keep 
listing other problems to find 
one that I'llgive them medicine 
for. They don't have a clue 
about the simplest health habits. 

I get very lonely out here by 
myself. I've been lucky to get 
mail twice since I've been out 
here. I just keep praying that the 
motor problems will be solved 
so I can at least do clinic work. 

I miss all of you, especially 
since I know the semester is 
beginning. I LIVE FOR MAIL!! So 
if you get the chance, please 

Becky like all the other 
student missionaries would love 
to hear from you. So from now 
on in each issue we will give you 
a few names and addresses. 
Drop them a line, it only takes a 
few minutes. 1 guarantee you 
will make a friend. Please 
remember to keep them all in 
your prayers as well! 

Ryan Anderson 
Jimmy Sptvoloy 

October 7, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Student Perspective 

just need to nap 


thinking of what 
the Accent, when the girl 
sitting next to me just col 
lapsed on her desk and 
to snore. "Wow," I thought. 
"She must not have slept 
much in the past few days, or 
weeks, or months! From the 
sound of her snoring, she 
could easily be mistaken for a 
hibernating bear!" 

Then, all of a sudden it hit 
me. This girl, like], was a 
victim. To some students, that 
may not be much. But to those 
who live through the power of 
procrastination, that's a cruel 
load. It seems as if the profes- 
sors had gotten together and 
played a cruel joke on the 
procrastinators by giving more 
than one test in the same 

It's quite easy to spot 
procrastenators by the way 
they run around campus. 
They look like chickens with 
their heads chopped off. Oh 
yeah, I admit it, I'm one of 
those chickens. But my head 
has not been chopped off yet. 
Do you know the secret to a 
successful procrastinator? I 
can answer that with one 
word, "NAP." Yup that's right! 
My motto is, "If all else fails- 
take a NAP." The results after 

some students sporting the 
cadaverous look. It's quite 
stylish for college students, 
you know. I've always won- 
dered why most college stu- 
dents look like they've just 
risen from the grave. Then 
once again, it hits me. It's 
because they're too busy 
studying for classes in which 
they've been procrastinating. 

So, how are they supposed 
to know that they need to take 
a nap? Well, it's quite obvious 
that a nap is needed when the 
professor's words begin to 
sound the same, "Bonk... 
bonk., bonk. Boooonk!." or if 
your upper eye-lids have gone 
past your lower eye-lids to 
have a chat with your leet. It's 
time to go bed! 

So, it's OK to study 
hard.but too much studying 
can be critical to your well- 
being. If you're going to be 
over-loaded, try and squeeze a 
nap in between studies. You 
wouldn't want to look like the 
girl who was sitting next to me. 
It was not a pretty sight. So. do 
yourself a favor, take a nap. 
Life can be so much easier! 

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Dissolve the dating dilemma 

Tony Barkley gives a few tips 

We have a problem. It is a 
problem that afflicts us alt at 
some time, regardless of age or 
gender, race or religion. This 
mammoth dilemma set it's roots 
in the Garden of Eden and has 
stubbornly remained to this day. 
Whether you are single or 
devoted, searching or married, 
you will inevitably encounter 
this disastrous predicament — 
how to pull off an innovative, 
memorable date. 

You have not because you 
ask not... The first and maybe 
the most important step in 
creating a memorable date is 
asking your prospect out in a 
creative and memorable fash- 
ion. Here are a few innovative 
ideas you may want to try. 

For the photogenic : Take a 
series of still shots with a cam- 
era. In each shot, hold up a sign 
with the first word of your date 
proposal. Each day, send your 
prospect another picture dis- 
playing another word until you 
have spelled out your message. 
Leave the pictures in 
areas where your prospect 
might not expect, like the car 
windshield or classroom desk. 

For an added twist, when you 
send the last photo, include a 
self-addressed stamped enve- 
lope and a disposable camera. 
You may receive an answer in 
living color. 

For the business minded : Ask 
your potential date if she would 
listen to a proposal you have 
been working on. In a very 
business-like manner, present 
your dating proposal. If you can 
get a hold of a flip chart or an 
easel, you can use charts, 
graphs, and even illustrations. 
Try an options chart listing 
several possibilities for the date. 
List the various activities and 
graph them according to cost. 
Illustrate the days you are 
available for a date. After this 
you will need to "close" the sale 
by asking your date-to-be to 
select a date and activity. With a 
bit of skill, you can hard sell 
yourself to even the most dim of 

When alt else fails : Try asking 
someone for special help in an 
area you know they are good at. 

See Dating, p. 14 

This week's best and worst on campus 

— Mid-term break. 

— Sound job at Talent Show (no disappearing 

— Positive action taken by Jaecks to curb 

cursing in the gymnasium. 
— The possibility that Adventist Media Center 

might move to Collegedale. 
— Positive responses to Jack Blanco's 

interpretive paraphrase of the Bible. 


— Terrible condition of Industrial Drive. 

— Spitting airconditioner vent behind Brock Hall. 

—Mess left after Talent Show. 

— The Promenade clock still doesn't work. 

■ ■ 

Southern Accent 


October 7, 1994! 

Homecoming not just 
for the old anymore 

by Tony Barkley 

Picture the scene: The clock 
at the lobby's front desk clicks 
from 7:57 a.m. to 7:58 a.m. as 
you rush by on your way to your 
8:00 o'clock class. "I can make 
it if I run," you think, heading for 
the door. Like a horse out of the 
starting gate you're off...but 
something cuts your race 
short... a wrinkled hand hooks on 
to your overloaded book bag. 

"Slow down honey," a creaky 
voice cautions. "You could hurt 
yourself running like that." 

"Thank you," you mutter, 
trying to disengage yourself 
from the old man's grasp. 

"You know when 1 went to 
school here it was just a Junior 
college," the codger reminisces , 
refusing to let you go. "Southern 
Junior College, why I remember 
the time..." 

As you glance past the old 
man's shoulder planning your 
route of escape, your thoughts 
are brought up short. In the 
court yard beyond is a scene 
that causes your mind to recoil 
in horror. Hundreds of geriatric 
post-grads hobble aimlessly 
from place to place. Old people 
are everywhere! It can only 
mean one thing. Alumni week- 
end is here again. 

If this is your idea of typical 
alumni and the weekend dedi- 
cated to them, then this article is 
for you. 

"Most students have precon- 
ceived ideas of what a typical 
Alumni week-end is like," said 
Dr. Jim Ashlock, director of 
alumni . "We want them to 
understand that alumni is not 
just old people doing things for 
other old people." 
So what is it? 

Once a year a special week- 
end is set aside to honor former 
graduates of Southern College. 
A general theme is assigned 
each year and the activities for 
the weekend center around that 
theme. Last year the keynote 
was Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
This year, the focus will be on 

"The Alumni office has put 

forth a real effort to get as many 
former and current SM's as 
possible involved in this year's 
program." said Ashlock. 

Over 400 SM's that have 
served or are now serving 
outside the North American 
Division have responded to 
Ashlock's office so far ."We 
have over 2000 cumulative 
years of service represented by 
this group," he said. 

Many students may not feel 
they are welcome to participate 
in the weekend's activities, but 
Ashlock wants to change this. 
"We have never really had a 
weekend that involved students. 
This year, however, we want 
the student body to not only 
come and enjoy the activities, 
but to also actively participate," 
said Ashlock. "We have some 
great things planned," he said. 
Some of those great things 
include a 'mission pageant' 
featuring a presentation by 
former SM's who will be wearing 
authentic costumes from all 
over the world. Ken Rogers will 
emcee the event which will be 
held in the gymnasium, Friday 
the 28th of October at 7:30 p.m. 
A Sabbath afternoon musical 
featuring 16 year old concert 
pianist Giovann Patacxil and 
vocalist Julie Boyd will be held 
at 3:00 p.m. on the 29th at the 
Collegedale Church. Also, Linda 
Pimentel will be performing with 
the marimba, the timpani, and a 
variety of other percussion 
instruments in a gala percussion 
concert at 8:00 that evening. 

"This year our activities are 
suited toward young and old 
alike," said Ashlock. "Students 

time ,or that are thinking about 
being SM's won't want to miss 
this weekend," he said. 

So if you had planned to 
make your escape from the 
campus on alumni weekend or if 
you thought that homecoming 
was just for the old folks, you 
might want to reconsider. You, 
as a student, share something in 
with even the oldest of 
Southern College. 

Are your parents 

Yes . . . 19% 
No... 81% 

Fally fellf 

feafhellf by 

the feafhore? 

It's been insisted, in certain 
churches, that I use the King 
James Version from the pulpit. 
The answer to "why" is always 
shared in a friendly manner: 
"Hearken thine ear to us, for 
e'en now thou standest on trap 
door that leadest to moat 
below." Ha, ha! Who said the 
far right wasn't fun? 

This has led me to study 
evolution of language as we 
know it. It all begins one day 
back in first grade, where you 
sit with kids who have better 
lunch boxes than you, and 
Ring-Dings that you desper- 
ately try to trade your carrot 
sticks for. You read: 

Dick: Oh, look. Look, 
Mary. Look. 

Mary: Oh, oh, oh. Look, 

Spot: When will you two 

The first thing you learned 
in first grade is that the world 
does not talk this way. If it did, 
airports could never bring any 
planes in: 

Dick, at air traffic control: 
Oh, oh, oh, Flight 152. Look. 

Mary, flying Fight 152: Oh, 
oh, oh. I'm looking. Run, Dick, 


Of course, we have it much 
better than people in the 
Middle Ages, who suffered 
from syndromes that caused 
them to talk in rhyme. If you 
wanted to say, "Get your 
stupid horse outta my kitchen 
before I shoot the thing!," it 

shouldest ask but one rec, 
in dwelling fair thy horse doth 

It also took way too long to 
spit out what you were trying 
to say. This was especially 
true while in battle. You'd be 
fighting the Visigoths, 
Mexigoths, and Chick Bean 
and his All-Male Orchestra 
when you'd yell to your friend, 
"From yonder field doth arrow 
fly! Forsooth, to pierce betwixt 
yo — ooh, never mind." Later 
generations were to find that 
"DUCK!" was a much more 
effective way of warning your 

In the 1700's, a tragedy 
took place when someone 
misplaced the letter "s", and 
for a hundred years, as proven 
by the writings of the time, 
they stuck to the letter "f" until 
they figured out what to do. 
"When In the courfe of human 
eventf it become! neceffary..." 
Consequently, the Father of 
our Country, George 
Wafhington, couldn't enjoy his 
favorite tongue-twister: "Fally 
fellf feafhellf by the feafhore", 
though it might have been 
something to do with his 
denture work, too. 

In the 1800's, they redis- 
covered "s", but forgot certain 
numbers. One famous speech 
during this era had the 
speaker forgetting "87" and it 



see.. .well, four score and 
seven years ago..." 

Today, as a properly 
educated college graduate, 1 
know all the letters and num- 
bers, but what has happened 
is that the meanings have 
changed. If I told my girlfriend, 
back in 1975, that she looked 
"bad", she'd haul off and 
smack me. Today, if I told a 
girl that she looked "bad, just 
the baddest of them all", she'd 
smack me too, since I'm 

Naturally, the best advice I 
can give for all this confusion 
is to be as well-read as you 
can. Try Afooy Dick. "Look, 
Ishmael," it begins. "Oh, oh, 
oh. Run." 

Dating, from p. 13 

In return for their service, which 
you might or might not need, 
you promise to treat them to a 
diner out. Not only do you get a 
service rendered but you create 
the perfect opportunity to ask 
your prospect out on a real date. 

The most important thing to 
remember when planning to ask 
someone out is BE CREATIVE. 

Not only will this impress your 
potential date but it can alleviate 
some of the nervousness associ- 
ated with the asking process. - 
This list is just to get you think- 
ing. The different possibilities 
are virtually innumerable. Put 
your own personal flare into j 
your asking and remember, 
even if you don't get the date, 
your prospect will probably 
never forget the way you asked. 

October 7, 1994 

Southern Accent 



Just a 

have your attention? Stretch- 
ing from the eternity past, this 
was just one moment. But the 
significance, the majesty, the 
glory, the wonder, the miracle, 
of this one moment will stand 
for eternity to come. For In 
this moment, Jesus put aside 
His Kingship, His royalty, and 
became a small, almost un- 
seen, fetus in the womb of a 
chosen teenage girl in the tiny 
town of Nazareth. Very shortly, 

we shall celebrate yet again the 
marvel, the miracle, the risk of 
this magnificent moment and 
it's aftermath. Does this mo- 
ment mean anything to you-all 
you who pass by? 

JUST A MOMENT! May I have 
your attention? Stretching to the 
eternity future, this will be just 
one moment. But the signifi- 
cance, the majesty, the glory, 
the wonder, the miracle of this 
one moment will stand for all 
eternity to come. For in this one 
moment, dependent on that past 
moment in Nazareth, and upon 
our own personal experience 
and lives, we shall all be 
changed-in a moment, in the 
twinkling of an eye. 

Two moments in time. Both 
loaded with the eternal signifi- 
cance for history and for each 
one of us. How Great, how 
Good, how Wonderful, is the 
Love of our Father to allow 
these two moments for His 
Son. I accept both with grateful 
and eager anticipation. How 
about you? 

Are dorm worships beneficial 
to your spiritual life? 

Future, from p. 8 

Maybe I haven't progressed 
in the past year as I should 
have. Maybe I haven't grown as 
a person. Maybe I'm stagnant in 
my teaching. Maybe I'm not 
really alive and my students are 
a figment of my imagination. 
What a far-out thought! 

How do you define time 
anyway? The dictionary says 

i happens in irreversible 
l from the past 
through the present to the 
future. Judging by the clock, 
where are we? Are we stuck in 
memory lane, seizing today, or 
worrying about the end of the 
semester, the end of the year or 
the end of four years? 

Does time really stand still? 
For me? For you? Is time stand- 
See Future, p. 16 

Why run for the border 
"Whm you can run to your own backyard? 


Cold "Drinks, 

Soft Serve frozen yogurt 

. . . and groceries gafore! 


Gasp. ..(deep breath) Wow! What a view," I said as I sat down 
i more stable look. 

See, I told you the view was great," said my brother. "And 
n, you can hear the water rushing below." 
Hey, look over here," he shouted. "There's an old Chevy 
about 75 feet below us, and if you look at Dayton in the distance, 
can almost make out the SONIC hamburger sign." 
'Shut-up," I snap. "I didn't come here to see a 30-year-old 
Chevy wreck or the distant blinking of a neon cancer that has 
degraded us to a rush s 

get lost in these stars and . A &aAj A perhaps 
imble ov 
The Laurel-Snow 
derness iswherethis 

: is quite pos- ( 
high above Dayton 

acre pocket of 
after the two waterfalls 

hour from Southern and is the perfect place for vespers, 
camping, swimming under the water falls, or day hiking and a 
picnic. There is an abundance of biking trails and O.R.V.'s are a 
must. Perhaps though, Laurel-Snow is best known for it's rock 
climbing. With rock karsts and bluffs towering well over 100 feet, 
is a paradise for the beginner as well as the advanced climber/ 

To get there, follow Hwy. 153 to Dayton, then take Hwy. 27 to 
Walnut Grove Road and turn right. Follow this to Black Valley 
Road and turn right. Go the short distance to Richland Creed 
Road and take a left and there is the parking. Let the fun begin! 

pocket wil- 

and much 

zJ sible. Situated 

Tennessee is a 

wilderness named 

the trail. Laurel-Snow is only 


Cirrus Garden Cafe 

Cirrus Garden Cafe has a 
peaceful look about it. Exotic 
flowers , heavy metal chairs, 
cloth napkins , elegant decor, 
soothing music, and perfect 
Milium^ make Cirrus what it 
is — fabulous. 

Forty percent of what I 
look for in a restaurant is 
atmosphere. Because the 
atmosphere is friendly and 
warm, not sappy-violin-roses 
romantic, Cirrus is a great 
pi, ire tn go for a first date. If 
the weather is right or the stars 
are bright, the patio is a per- 
fect alternative. The service is 
fantastic, too. 

The second 40 percent 
(the food) was fantastic. Often 
1 think "Where should I eat? 
The cafe? NO. Olive Garden? 
Taco Bell? NO. I want some- 
thing different'' 

Different — that's what 
Cirrus is. I had asparagus in 
lemon butter, new potatoes, 
ingel hair pasta with a light 
to sauce and feta cheese. 
The only disappointing eatable 

was the raspberry mousse, 
which was quite tasteless, but I 
guess they don't want to up- 
stage the cheesecake. Seems 

Okay, down to business. 
The last 20 percent of the score 
goes to price. Can I leave 
satisfied without leaving broke? 
Unless you usually eat a rack of 
lamb made for two, then the 
answer is yes. Appetizers, 
salads and sides are under 
$4.50. Entrees go from S4.50 to 
$8.50, and complete meals from 
$12.95 to $26.95. That last price 
is for the lamb. Most stick to 
the $15.00 range. 

Cirrus scores 40/40 on 
atmosphere, 39/40 on food 
irresistibility (hey, that mousse 
had to count a bit), and 20/20 
on finances. 

*&*,£■ ■ 

Southern Accent 


October 7, 1994 

Is there a problem with race relations on campus? 

a lot of racial harmony 


here. The rest ol Tennessee 
may have a probh 

"I haven't noticed a problem, 
r had a problem with 
i here at Southern. " 

ssome tension last 

Friday, October 7 Sunday, October 1 6 

•Vespers with CARE 'Symphony Guild flea 
•Sunset 7:37 market 

Saturday, October 8 


•Adventist Forum, 3:00 
p.m. Gymn, "The Reli- 
gious Right & SDA's " 
•Evensong at 7:00 p.m. 
in the church. 

Monday, October 10 
•Volleyball sign up 
•Andreas Klein, pianist, 
8 p.m. Ackerman 

Tuesday, October 11 
•Volleyball sign up 

Friday, October 14 

No classes. 
•Sunset 7:08 

Wednesday, October 19 

•Fall festival prom- 
enade party 

Thursday, October 20 
•Assembly, 11:00 
a.m., CARE 

Friday , October 21 

•Vespers, CABLE 
•Sunset 6.59 

Future, from p. 15 

ing still now? Is there life outside 
the classroom? The dorm room? 
Our homes? The campus? 
Collegedale? What is life any- 
way? Mr. Dictionary says life is 
a living organism, not a dead 
one. I'm living, are you? 

Maybe what it comes down 
to is just a big ole' clock on the 
promenade that everyone sees 
all the time, whose hands are 
stuck at 5:45, and needs fixing. 
It bothers me. Obviously. Does 
it bother you? 

Kendall Turcios 

"Generally speaking, whites 
stay with whites, blacks stay 
with blacks. Asians stay with 
Asians, and Hispanics stay 
with Hispanics. I don't think it's 

Anita Chand 


"People need to realize that 
deep inside, we are all the 

Jeane Hernandez 



Official Student Newspaper 

Volume 50, Issue 4 


^^^r ^^^^outhern College of Seventh-day Adventists 

'dat^a^tavulifiuaita/a. "T^-tatm I t9:t30 October 21, 1994 

Esham to sing October 23 

Soprano Faith Esham, a 
Seventh-day Adventist, has been 
acclaimed in the international 
press for her outstanding perfor- 
mances in the leading opera 
houses of the United States and 
Europe. She made her debut in 
1986 as Marzelline in "Fidelio" at 
the Metropolitan Opera. 

Her credits include perfor- 
mances at the San Francisco 
Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, the 
New York City Opera and the 
European houses of La Scala, the 
Vienna State Opera, the 
Chatolot, the Theatre de 1'Opera 
de Nice and the festivals at 
Glyndebourne and Lausanne. 

The 1994-95 season includes 

the role of Violetta in "La 
Traviata", Melisande in the new 
production of "Pelleas and 
Melisande" at the Metropolitan 
Opera, and Cio-Cio San in "Ma- 
dame Butterfly" with the Welsh 
National Opera. In addition, she 
is giving recitals in Tennessee, 
West Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, 
Illinois, and Canada. 

Tickets for Ms. Esham's 8 
p.m. October 23 recital in Acker- 
man Auditorium are available by 
calling 238-2880. Seating is 
limited and advanced ticket 
purchases are advisable. Stu- 
dents can obtain tickets with 
their ID cards. 

Ruff led human service activity 

Service changes peoples lives 

by Darren Kennedy 

Members of the Introduction 
to Social Work class participated 
in commodities distribution at 
the Human Services Department 
on October 5. 

Terrie Ruff, the class instruc- 
tor, was contacted by Priscilla 
Thorton, Director of the Human 
Department, and asked 
if her students could help. All 17 
students agreed to go. 

The students left at 6 a.m., 
and worked for four hours. When 
they arrived, they saw hundreds 
of people standing in line. They 
were greeted by Thorton who 
gave each volunteer a hug in 
appreciation for their willingness 
to help. 

The students participated in 

tasks ranging fnn'ii h.t^iiig tuml 
items to carrying bags for the 
elderly and disabled. 

"One lady told the volunteers 
she didn't know how she'd get 
food, but the Lord had sent them 
to her," said Ruff. 

Senior Sherri Kelly said "It 
made me proud to be in Social 
Work. The appreciation of the 
recipients and workers was 
overwhelming. The reward from 
their smiling faces made it all 
worth while." 

"This type of experience 
teaches the things that cannot be 
learned from a text book," said 
Ruff. She plans to return next 

with her Social Welfare 

Editorial p. 2 World News p. 7 Religion p. 1 1 

InSldp News p. 3-7 Features p. 8-9 Foreign Affairs p. 12 

* * * Community News p. 6 Sports p. 10 Lifestyles p. 13 - 16 



Southern Accent 


October 21, 1994 

Campus Notes 

*The Writing Club will continue to meet on the third 
Wednesday of each month for poetry/prose readings 
and supper at the Pyke's house. All are invited. Contact 
Helen Pyke for directions and information. 

*The English club has been given a new name. Mem- 
bers now belong to the "Lit. Wits" club. 

*The contest for Legacy entries will open sometime in 
November and will close before Christmas vacation. 
For information contact Legacy editor Tanya Cochran. 

*The Nursing Department has a computer program 
which helps nursing students prepare for the INCLUX- 
RN licensure exam. Students receive random question. 4 
to test their level of competency and safety. 

*Computer Science major Bryan Bennett created a 
program that samples the active users on the Internet 
host every 15 minutes during the day. It will help users 
find the best time to log on. To view the graph, type 
"graph" at the Southern prompt. 

*SENIORS-Don T t forget to fill out the 1994-95 senior 
placement book before November 1 at the testing and 
counseling center. 

*Faculty Senate voted in agreement on a proposal to 
have a master of science program in accounting. The 
department is working to get this implemented as soon 
as possible. 

*Junior Lisseidy Astacio received a Musical Arts Asso- 
ciation de Puerto Rico Scholarship of $1,400. This 
scholarship is given to Puerto-Rican students studying 
in the U.S. 

*WSMC has a $100,000 goal once again this year for its 
annual fund drive. They have already raised $35,000. 

*October 20-22 is CABL weekend. CABL will conduct a 
special assembly and vespers. There will also be a 
CABL party at 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. 

*Senate makes a difference. Earlier this year, Senator 
Cindy Maier's work aided in the reduction of salad and 
fruit bar prices. 

*E.O Grundset Lecture Series, October 27: Arthur C. 
Echternacht, Ph.D., "Big lizards on little islands: Eco- 
logical studies on an endangered species." 

*Use the power of friendship to help someone with a 
mental illness. Become a Coompeer volunteer and give 
one hour of your time a week. Contact Patti Giles at the 
Mental Health Association, 698-2400. 

*The 1995 Elie Wiesel Pri2e in Ethics Essay Contest is 
now open to full-time junior and senior undergraduates 
with $10,000 in awards available. Deadline to submit a 
3,000-4,000 word essay is January 13, 1995. Contact the 
Elie Wiesel Foundation at (212) 221-1 100 for more info. 




The first day of classes is 
always a day of discovery. 
Aside from trying to figure out 
which class is in what building, 
students get a glimpse of what 
to expect from each class. 
Most professors hand out a 
syllabus that explains their 
class requirements, grading 
procedures and attendance. 
Wait a minute! Attendance 
policies? Is this or this not 
college where adults go for 
higher education? 

A high school education is 
a necessity for getting a job. 
Therefore, all sorts of rules are 
created to keep high school 
students in classes so they can 
graduate. Those rules include 
certain attendance policies 
that state how many skips a 
student is allowed before 
points are taken off the 
student's grade. Also, at least 
in Orlando, police cruise the 
city during school hours and 
pick up any delinquents that 
appear to be skipping classes. 
That all kind of makes sense. 

The less people that graduate 
the more people without work, 
meaning, there are more 
homeless people for taxpayers 
to support with welfare. Who 
wants to do that? 

College, however, is more 
of a choice than high school. 
Job possibilities are more 
abundant with a college educa- 
tion, but that education is not 
required to get a job. Most 
college students are 18 and 
over, adults according to the 
government. Their old enough 
to serve in the army, be tried 
in adult court, and do a myriad 
other things. 

However, here at Southen 
adult college students are 
treated similarly to high school 
kids when it comes to atten- 
dance policies. A student car 
keep up with all homework 
required in class and pass 
every test but still fail a cour 
because they missed too many 
classes. What kind of system 
allows adult college students 
to vote for our country's 
president but not to freely 
choose their own class atten- 
dance style without silly grade 

The professors get paid to 
teach, regardless of whether a 
student is actually in physical 
attendance at every single 
class meeting. Students pay 
the same rate, no matter how 
many classes they miss. There- 
fore, it should be solely up to 
the student how many classes 
he/she attends, and not be 
punished by grade reductions 
for having missed more than 
three classes. 



Editor: Stacy Gold 

Layout editor 
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World News editor 
Religion editor 
Lifestyles editor 
Sports editor 
Foreign Affairs editor 
Graphic Artist: 
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Andrea Fuller 
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Avery McDougle 
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of Seventh-day Advenllsts, and Is released ever 
year with the exception of vacations. Opinions ex 
of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the 
College, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, or the 

other Friday during tl 

October 21, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Do you 
think cam- 
pus safety 
take their 
job too se- 

PAW offers incentives 

by Tamara Lowman 

The student wellness program, 
known as P.A.W. (Partners At 
Wellness), under the student 
direction of Kelli Matthews has 
started an incentive program 
this school year. 

Each time you do a 20 minute 
aerobic workout, or a 15 minute 
strength training workout you 
get one P.A.W. (which is like 
receiving 1 point). Only one 
P.A.W. per day allowed, and non 
are given on Sabbath. 

When you complete a work- 
out, sign your name at theiront 
desk of the gym, Thatcher or 
Talge. The desk worker on duty 

Sllill I 


What is an aerobic workout? 
It's swimming, biking, jogging, 
aerobics, skiing, treadmill, 
Norditrack, step climber, any- 
thing that uses large muscle 
groups continuously to elevate 

heart rate for a 

t 20 minutes. 

What is strength training? It's 
using free weights or nautilus 
machines to tone and strengthen 
specific muscles and muscle 

At the end of each month, a 
letter will be sent to you telling 
how many PAW.'s you have. 
You may choose to keep accumu- 
lating PAW.'s, or cash in by 
sending the form enclosed in 
your letter and what prize you 
want. What incentives will you 
receive? 20 PAW.'s = pens, 
paper, keychains, buttons. 40 
P.A. W.'s = notepads, mugs, 
clipboards. 80 P.A.W.'s = sports 
bag, water bottles, T-shirts. 120 
PAW.'s = gift certificates to 
Sports Barn, Champs, Olive 
Garden and Cirrus. 

There are other ways to 
receive P.A.W.'s. Look around 
for the P.A.W. logo at worships, 
assemblies and other places to 
receive a P.A.W for attending. 

Senate attacks campus issues 

by Allison Titus 

The SA Senate has several 
new projects on the agenda. 

At the Oct. 10 senate meet- 
ing, Earl Evans from food service 
, explained to the senators the 
of running a cafeteria. Not 
many students realize how much 
sts to run a cafeteria,"»said 
| Senator Gensolin. 

Evans said, "Believe it or not, 

we're not here to rip you off," 
Evans told the senate that he is 
placing a suggestion box in the 
cafeteria in the future. 

Senator Maier informed the 
senate that with John Beckett's 
help, the senate gopher will be in 
after mid-term break- 
Senator Stoner proposed that 
an ad hoc committee survey the 
village students to see if there is 

a problem with village student 
parking spaces. 

On a similar note, Senator 
McDougle and Senator Grundy 
both showed a concern for 
Campus Safety's ticket appeals 
process. A committee was insti- 
tuted to look into the appeals 



With a typical wedding cake costing $300, 

Ed and Linda opted (or the more 

economical wedding pizza. 


"Did you know that I 
clogged up the machine at 
Plasma Alliance last year?" 
—Sophomore Tony 
Barkley of his health after 
eating at Southern regu- 

'The only way to find free- 
dom from some relation- 
ships is just to walk away." 
—Dr. Morris of making a 
radical break from the past. 

Destiny re-en- 
acts The Dis- 

by Jessica Leet 

Destiny, the witnessing 
drama club on campus, influ- 
ences lives and touches hearts. 

Destiny performed at the 
Collegedale Church October 8. 
Their performance portrayed 
the great disappointment in 
1844. They made the point that 
while all the people were disap- 
pointed Jesus didn't come, they 
weren't disappointed in Jesus. 
"We have something to learn 
from our pioneers in terms of 
how to relate to our disappoint- 
ments and to God," said Donn 
Leatherman, professor of 

Jim Lounsbury played 
William Miller, Ron Lizardo- 
Hiram Edson, Jason Blanchard- 
Washington Morse, Carrie 
Young-Ellen Harman(White), 
and guest performer Josh 
Johnson-Henry Emmons. 

"My wife and I were blessed 
by their performance and a 
number of community people 
expressed their appreciation for 
it to me," said Jack Blanco, 
chairman of the religion depart- 

"The performance opened 

my eyes to the startling fact 
Lh;it these people we portrayed 
were all my age when God 
began to use them," said Carrie 
Young. "Imagine what God can 
do with the students at South- 
ern College." 

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I Counseling Center helps stu- 
dents find post-graduate jobs 

by .Mm Wampler 

Studies show that the earlier 
I you begin to prepare for your 
| leap into the job market, the 
3 likely that you'll find a 
■ good job in your field. And 
I preparation, by the way, means 
,more than earning and keeping 
a good grade point average. 
Preparation means getting 
I relevant work experience, learn- 
I ing the right way and wrong way 

ite a resume, researching 
I employers and companies that 

night be interested in 
I joining, and practicing for inter- 
sws with potential employers. 
The Counseling Center offers 
sistance in conducting a 
I successful job search. Work- 
shops and individual counseling 
assist students through a step- 
I by-step process. In addition, the 
I Counseling Center offers a series 
I of books custom-designed to 
| guide a graduating student to a 
•r and a first job. 

The "how-to" guide. PUinrtin 
Job Choices: 1995, has articles 
that explain every step of the 
job-search process, from choos 

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finding a graduate school. You'll 
read how to research companies 
to find the ones that best fit with 
your interests; how to translate 
your work experience into skills 
employers value; and how to 
take your skills and talents to an 
international job market. 

The other three books on the 
series, Job Choices in Business, 
Job Choices in Science and 
Engineering, and Job Choices in 
HealthCare offer articles on 
careers and career preparation 
keys to your major. Addition- 
ally, each book contains detailed 
descriptions of specific employ- 
ers seeking college graduates. 

Copies of the Job Choices 
books are available at the Coun- 
seling Center. Seniors, pick up 
your copy today. 

Students blessed by year's 
first outdoor vespers 

by Monica Murrell 

Friday, October 7, a line of 
jean-clad students carrying 
blankets, made their way to the 
field behind the gym for camp- 
fire vespers, the first outdoor 
vespers of the school year. 

"I liked the whole idea of 
outdoor vespers. It was a really 
relaxed atmosphere," said 
Sophomore Tara Morauske. 

The program began with a 
traditional round-the-camphre 
sing along followed by a wel- 
come from Junior Carrie Young. 
After special music by Sopho- 
more Pam Mashburn, Rodney 
Payne introduced the evening's 
speaker, Dr. Ron Springett. 

"The talk was good but too 
short," said Junior Melissa Davis. 
"We barely sat down before it 
was all over." 

Freshman Scott Ward said, "I 
wish Dr. Springett would've 
talked longer." 

The prayer groups were one 
of the highlights of the evening. 
They formed at the beginning of 
the program. "I think the prayer 
groups were a nice idea, even 
though not everyone partici- 
pated," said Morauske. 

"It's great to be outside and 
not have to dress up," said 
Davis. Morauske said, "I would 
like to see them do something 
like this again." 

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Community News 

Deming stresses importance 
of community involvement 

by Andrea Darok Fuller 

Michael Deming, a local 
Kiwanian, columnist and thera- 
pist, who has been pastoring 
SDA churches across the coun- 
try since 1967, was the guest 
speaker on October 6 at Pierson 
Chapel. He shared ideas about 
how to reach and be a part of the 
non-SDA community. 

His ideas don't come from 
college or seminar lectures. 
They are pulled from his interac- 
tive experiences with community 

people which 

,vere begun with a 

simple invitati 

on to join the 

Kiwanis Club i 

i Portland. TN. 

"Nothing, I 

repeat, NOTHING 

I have done in 

more than seven 

years of pastoring at the High- 
land Church, has opened more 
doors to minister Christ in a 
town which had previously been 

closed to such things," said 
Pastor Deming. 

What kind of doors opened 
for him? One example would be 
the Human Resources Manager 
who asked for counseling for her 
employees who were having 
family, personal, or emotional 
difficulties. Michael Deming, as a 
Licensed Marriage, Family and 
Child Therapist, could open his 
church office for these people 
who probably would have never 
entered into a SDA church. 
Another example is the connec- 
tion with the local newspaper 
editor who asked for an article 
featuring the beliefs of the 
Seventh-day Adventists. 

Being a resourceful person, 
he has become a CASA volun- 
teer, a member of Habitat for 
Humanity and a community 

Chattanooga celebrates the 
National Folk Festival 

parenting class instructor. "In 
two short years, 1 have devel- 
oped more close non-Seventh- 
day Adventist relationships thai 
I have had in the previous 
twenty-five years," said Pastor 
Deming. He added one more 

significant thought, "I 
kind of Kiwanian who 
heavy into the structure of the 
organization. I am heavy in 
own local club and what it 
do to be useful in the comi 

the I 

Klein tickles Ackerman's ivories 

by Tom Faulk 

On Tuesday, October 11, 
Andreas Klein, dressed in a black 
double-breasted suit, played 
before 200 students in Ackerman 
Auditorium. Klein studied piano 
under the legendary Claudio 
Arrau, John Perry, and Nikita 
Magaloff. He started playing in 
Germany when he was six years 

He didn't start off with 
thoughts of being a performer, 
but rather 'grew into the idea of 
performing at a very early stage.' 
He said, "1 had a very good 
teacher and she made me go to 
competitions, formal recitals and 

During his performance, he 
included pieces from Wolfgang 
Amedeus Mozart: Sonota in A 
minor K.V. 310; the Sonota No. 2, 
Opus 14 by Sergi Prokofiev. He 

finished up the evening with 
Ferruccio Busoni's "Carmen" 
Fantasy and Franz Liszt's 


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"He is obviously very 
talented. ..plays with a lot of 
assurance, plays with a lot of 
conviction," said Dr. Ashton 
from the music department. 

The audience was so recep- 
tive that Klein app 
time after the end of his perfor- 
mance to play the Tango by 
Stravinsky as the encore. Klein 
was "very happy with tonight's 
performance. 1 had a good j 
audience to play for and I liked 
the acoustics {of Ackerman]." 

Classical music is the only 
type Klein enjoys to perform. 
And he doesn't conform to rock 1 
and roll. "It's okay," he said. "But | 
it's only good while driving." 

by Andrea Darok Fuller 

The National Folk Festival 
made Chattanooga's weekend a 
bit more exciting than usual. The 
three-day celebration was held 
at the Riverwalk, the Tennessee 
Aquarium and the Hunter Mu- 

Celebrators gained cultural 
and folk-life experiences from 
over 25 performing groups, 
craftsmen, and demonstrators of 
traditional skills. The first night 
of the festival energized young 
and old alike with the honky- 

tonk music from Texas. Then 
Junior Kimbrough's unique blues 
music from North Mississippi 
filled the audience with rythym. 
All ages were snapping their 
fingers with the drum, guitar, 
and the harmonica. Unfortu- 
nately, the last day was rainy, 
but die-hard fans filled the 
Hunter tent to listen to the last 
few performers. 

The National Folk Festival is 
made possible each year by the 
Allied Arts and other additional 




OCTOBER 3 1 , 1994 AT 7:30 P.M. 

)f rain, party will be postponed until November 2-same 
time, same place 

October 21, 1994 

^^^ Southern Accent 

W World News 

Husein is 

History is alive with 
crazies... Nero, Hitler, and 
Cedras come to mind. They 
didn't mind, even relished in 
thinking the unthinkable, 
dehumanizing the human 
being, and leaving behind 
them a generation who would 
be forced to wallow in suffer- 
ing it did not create. 

One who does not fit into 
the typical insane/mass- 
murderer category is Saddam 

The difference? He is a 
ruler so calculating and 
shrewdly manipulative that 
he has managed to outwit 
world leaders for 28 years. 
He is a dictator whose final 
outcome can only be specu- 
lated by those who actually 
know very little and only 
really known by God. 

Speaking from a statistical 
point of view, it might appear 
that Mr. Hussein lost his mind 
along time ago. 

•Hundreds, possibly 
thousands of children killed 
and tortured to silence 
"blacklisted" parents. 

•Execution of six cabinet 
members (Hussein ordered 
the remaining members to be 
a part of the firing squad.) 

• Probable murder of a 

•Thousands of Iraqi 
"dissidents" killed, impris- 
oned, tortured. 
And that's just what he 
chooses to tell us. 

So what did the Gulf War 
accomplish? Well, it forced 
Iraq out of Kuwait, which was 
the mission, I suppose. What 
should the Gulf War have 

Saddam Hussein should 
have been eradicated... 
killed... destroyed... poof, 
poof, up In a billow of smoke. 
Nobody deserves it more. 

The madness of it all is 
that Hussein does no more 
than he can get away with. 
After the Gulf War, he contin- 
ued to inflict pain, suffering 
and death upon the Iraqis as 

well as violate repeatedly the 
UN resolutions with little 
more response than a weakly 
wagging finger. 

The problem seems to be 
that we (referring to the 
"civilized" powers of the 
west) refuse to take Hussein 
for who he really is, an 
intelligent, power-hungry, 
almost boy-like man who will 
keep putting his hand in the 
cookie jar until somebody 
cuts it off. 

We constantly give him 
the benefit of the doubt. He 
has a mommy who loves him 
too, we say to ourselves; and 
maybe if we heap burning 
coals of fire upon his head he 
will realize the error of his 
ways. But admit it, did that 
really work with Billy Bob the 
Bully in the second grade? 
Or was a punch in the nose a 
little more emphatic? 

Who is this man really? 
What is his personality like? 
Today we simply have to 
know how a human mind 
works, we have to know 
those cozy little inside feel- 
ings. With Hussein we prob- 
ably will not. And that makes 
us more afraid. We're not 
sure what to expect. But 
shouldn't the evidence say 
enough? At what point will 
we decide to wake up and 
catch the cat at his clever 
game? Shouldn't a man be 
questioned who has the 
insatiable desire to be god? 

But maybe it is too hard. 
And maybe it's too easy to 
invade a push-over nation 
like Haiti, and avoid the 
potential messes. And now 
we are faced with the prob- 
lem that was not solved in a 
six day war In 1991: Saddam 
Hussein. Oh, Mr. President, 
can you get it right this time 

Are you bilingual? 

News in a nutshell 

Iraq - Saddam Hussein advanced armed forces towards Kuwait 
last week, threatening to invade that small country yet again. Bill 
Clinton acted decisively, moving forces to the area in order to 
pressure Hussein into a retreat. It is felt by many that this action 
sent a clearer message about the U.S.'s attitude towards Iraq than 
has been communicated in the past. 

Cuba - Former Haitian ruler Lieut. Gen. Raoul Cedras officially 
handed power back to democratically elected President Rev. 
Jean Bertrand Aristide in a ceremony held to the tune of Haitian 
boos that drowned out much of Cedras' farewell speech. Aristide 
resumed power Saturday, Oct. 15, but despite his return, com- 
plete peace does not reign. Sunday, two pro-Aristide demonstra- 
tors were killed by anit-Aristide parliamentary auxilaries. 

Jerusalem - American-Israeli Nachshon Waxman was used as a 
ploy to pressure Israel to return Palestinian prisoners. In a 
televised appeal, he informed his mother that if the Palestinians 
were not turned over, he would be killed. They were not. He was. 

Hollywood - Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey 
Katzenberg announced their plans to start a new motion picture, 
animation, television and entertainment company in joint part- 
nership. If they can't do it, nobody can. 

Plant Services makes a few 
moves on campus 

by Rich Wilkens 

Plant Services has been 
working more than talking. The 
dining hall is currently getting a 
new ceiling and lights put into 
place. Across campus from the 
cafeteria, Plant Service employ- 
ees have installed support beams 
in the music building because of 
structure defects and weak- 
nesses. Also, the men's dormi- 
tory will stay a little warmer this ' 
winter because of thermal win- 
dows that are being installed. 

Head of Plant Services, 

Charles Lucas, helped describe 
the work his department is 
doing. He said it's hard work. 
"We're required to keep up with 
the building's structures, plumb- 
ing, electricity,, and all the heat 

"Plant Services is one of the 
departments that doesn't receive 
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October 21, 1994 

Now and Then 

Scene 1, August 1994: 

"Hi! Come on in. What can I 
do for you?" 

"Are you Dr Ekkens? I'm here 
to get some advice on what 
classes to take this fall." 

"Good. Let's sit down and go 
over some things. I see you have 
the letter I wrote you a few 
weeks ago. Have you come up 
with a list of classes you'd like to 

"Yes, but I need to ask some 
questions about some of them." 

Most of us have been part of 

a student or a teacher. The 
student shows up at Southern in 
the summer hoping to get a head 
start on registration for the 
coming year. 

When that happens in my 
office, the student and I sit down 
and make out a schedule of what 
to take first semester. At the end 
of that session, it really irritates 
me to have to say, "Now, we 
have got a good schedule. But I 
have to warn you that you may 
not be able to get into all those 

. Whe 

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register, some of them may be 
full and you may have to take 
something else." 
Scene 2, November 1994: 

Same scenario as above 
except this time it is pre-registra- 
tion for second semester. We 
get a schedule worked out and 
the student heads for the 

records office. A few minutes 

"Dr. Ekkens, can I talk to you? 
I went to records office and they 
sent me back here. The Fresh- 
man Comp class that I wanted is 

"Oh, we'll have to see if there 
is another section open that fits 
your schedule. This time let's 
call down there and see if this 
other section is still open." 
electronic registration. 
Scene 3, Summer 199?: 

Same scenario as August 
1994. We get a schedule worked 
out, this time not on paper but 
on a computer screen. We press 
the right keys and PRESTO, the 
student is registered for the 
classes. But what's this? A 
message? "College Comp Section 
G is full. Please select another 
class." No problem. Enter 
another section and try again. 
And when the actual registration 
day arrives a few weeks later, the 
student gets final clearance from 
finance office, registers his or 
her car, gets an ID card picture 
taken and registration is over. 

Need to drop a class two 
weeks into the semester? Easy. 
Go to your advisor. Type in the 
computer code of the class you 
want to drop. Send it to the 
teacher via e-mail. He/she OKs it 
and you are finished. 

Sounds too good to be true? 
Not really. With the computer 
hardware we have on this cam- 
pus and the local expertise at 
hand, there is no reason why we 
can't have this hassle-free regis- 
tration method. 

Advantages to teachers? 
Who wouldn't like to have a few 
less problems on registration 
day? I wonder what it would be 
like to have an up-to-date list of 
students registered for my class, 
any day I want to see it. If 1 
didn't have to sit in that gym for 
two days, solving problems, I 
might even get a few more weeds 
dug out of my garden. 

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Barbara James is not just a nursing instructor at Southern, 
part-time nurse at Parkridge Hospital, mother of 
two, and a hobbyist. Her hobbies include her 14-year old 
daughter, Valerie, her 16-year old son, Bryan, and various 
athletic activities. She and her husband, a Vocational Survey 
and Bible teacher at Collegedale Academy, do everything from 
water skiing to backpacking and camping with their children... 
Well, almost everything. "They [her children] are into roller 
blading, but I'm not." said James. 

As a child, James always knew she was going to be a nurse. 
She wanted to serve. If she had to make the decision again, she 
would chose to be a nurse simply for the variety and versatil- 
ity of the work. "There is always another avenue," she said. 

James's teaching career began while she was working as a 
nurse (not as both nurse and professor). She educated pa- 
tients and other staff members on issues that needed to be 
addressed. She "loves helping students who want to nurse. It's 
fun to see people progress and overcome the challenge of the 
tough nursing curriculum. " As many people seem to think, 
nursing instructors do not lose touch with nursing. Participat- 
ing with the students in clinicals as well as having access to 
up-to-date academic information presented to the students 
"keeps you on the cutting edge," she said . 

James teaches Foundations of Nursing and Medical Surgi- 
cal Nursing (Med-Surg) I & II. Her students say she is dedi- 
cated to her profession. "[Mrs. James] is very sensitive to 
peoples' needs and she explains things at your level which is 
very important in nursing," said Tammy Garner, nursing 
major. Shelly Chinn, also a nursing major said, "She includes 
God in all that she does, and she is very receptive to our 

James receives encouragement when a patient that one of 
her students worked with in a clinical reports on how caring 
and compassionate the student was. Although, she didn't do 
the actual caring for the patient, James feels that she is "the 
facilitator" of information and nursing action. 

Her most rewarding experiences as a nursing professor 
happen "...when the students see that nursing is more than 
technical skills they have learned; it's a ministry." 


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Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 

Southern Accent 

For the love of the 
game? NOT!! 

This is a quiz: Assume that you are a professional athlete in 
hockey. You have average ability and intelligence, 
and are interested in your long-term financial welfare. Which 
best describes your behavior this year? 

A. I am extremely grateful for my average salary which 
exceeds $1 million earned for playing a child's game, so I will 
report to work in a timely fashion and perform in the manner 
expected of me. 

B. I've had my eye on the best alternative source of employ- 
ment: driving a truck which pays S26.000 year. My risk of injury 
is lessened, so I will take the job. Or. I like fantasy football so 
much that 1 will come back to Southern College and get a degree 
in it so that I can later teach it and earn about, $30,000 a year. 

C. I will strike, earn nothing and make it difficult for my 
family to enjoy the upcoming holidays. Also, under this option I 
would have to move from my spacious home to a room in Talge 



:, the c 

t response is "C". Any fool can figu; 

that < 

Now, assume you own a professional baseball or hockey 
team. Which is more likely to describe your behavior this year? 

A. I am extraordinarily grateful for the monopoly-like profits 
paid to my portion of the sports cartel by various TV networks. 
In gratitude, I send cigars to the TV executives and candies to 

B. Should the strikes only last a few weeks, I will stomach the 
losses and get ready to profit from the leagues playoffs and 
championships. This option is probably not bad for me. 

C. Should the players decide to strike for this entire season 
and into next season, I will hire sub-par performers, put them on 
the field and try to irritate the less than bright TV executives who 
pay me tremendous amounts of money. I will also enjoy driving 
my customers to other, substitute goods. 

D. I will keep my mouth shut, because I have a good thing 
going here (high profits, little risk) that I don't want to irritate 
anyone remotely connected with or interested in sports. 

Your business sense leads you to choose A or D. The prob- 
lem is, you tried to be logical; actually, B and C are correct. 

The lessons of elementary economics doesn't work in base- 
ball and hockey. The teams are an OPEC- a group of producers 
who act together to control the price and supply of their prod- 
uct. So If you are irritated by the players' strike and the owners' 
arrogance, change the market structure. 

Cartels are broken by consumers finding a substitute prod- 
uct. And for the sports nut this product is football and basket- 
ball. By actually turning your head from the diamond and ice, a 
sports fan can actually make this a better sports world. So all of 
you who are missing the fall classic and the hat tricks and body 
checks in hockey stop feeling depressed and turn to the real 
sports of football and basketball. 

Are you registered to vote? 

Yes . . . 39% 
No... 61% 

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Southern Accent 


Advent Home gives boys an- 
other chance 

by Jeane Hernandez 

Advent Home is one of 
fourteen ministries offered on 
campus. It is an outreach pro- 
gram which provides college 
students with the opportunity of 
visiting boys between the ages of 
twelve and seventeen at a boys' 
home in Cafhoun,Tennessee. 

David Varner, senior social 
work major, is the program 
director of Advent Home. "The 
boys that live there have difficul- 
ties in their relationship with 
their parents," said Varner. They 
also have behavioral problems 
which sometimes lead to fight- 
ing. But he says they are a lot 
like you and me. "There are 
about sixteen boys and most of 
them are Adventists," said 
Varner, "The parents don't pay 
attention to them and some are 
even preachers' kids." 

This is David's second year 
and he says the home fosters a 
spirit of openness. "They are 
very open to conversation. They 
readily tell you what's going on 

in their lives and what's bother- 
ing them. They've even asked me 
how to have a relationship with 

David tells of a boy that felt 
he had to be good enough for 
Jesus to accept him and was 
having a hard time believing 
otherwise. "By talking with me, 
he finally gained the assurance 
that God accepted him," said 
David. "The boy's face lit up, he 
smiled and said, "I understand 

The college students fellow- 
ship with the boys. They some- 
times play basketball or 
dodgeball with them, go on 
outings like hiking at Signal 
Mountain, or just spend time 
talking with them one on one. 

"They see you as a friend. At 
the end of the day they give hugs 
to everyone and don't want us to 
go," said Varner. 

What is outreach to Vamer? 
"Being a missionary in your own 
area, wherever you're at." 

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Does America trust in God? 

Thought for the day: 

The Root of the Sin Problem 

by John Hernandez 

The root of the sin problem 
is not the killing of Abel; it is 
the eating of the forbidden 

Yet the root of the sin 
problem is not the eating of the 
forbidden fruit; it is the disobe- 
dience ofGod'f 

Yet the root of the sin 
problem Is not the disobedi- 
ence of God's commandments; 
it is the distrust of God. 

Yet the root of the sin 
problem is not the disrust of 
God; it is not the disbelief in 

Yet the root of the sin 
problem is not the disbelief in 
God; it is the lack of love for 

Therefore, the answer to 
the sin problem is what Jesus 
said in Matthew 22: 37-39: 
"Thou shall love the Lord thy 
God with all thy heart, and with 
all thy soul, and with all thy 
mind. This is the first and 
greatest commandment. And 
the second is like unto it: Thou 
shalt love thy neighbor as 

We learn to love God by 
asking God to teach us how to 
love. Love is the answer to the 
sin problem since love con- 
quers all and God is love. 
Would you like to conquer the 
sin problem? "In all these 
things we are more than con- 
querors through Him that 
loved us." Romans 8:37. 

by Jeane Hernandez 

In a country where our 
currency says, "In God we trust," 
are we seeing a spiritual decline 
and a loss of the values this 
country was founded on? 

In a cover story in U.S. News 
&, World Report this year, an 
article appeared called "Spiritual 
America - In God We Trust." 
Much of the data gathered from 
polls seemed contradictory. Are 
people confused about what 
they believe in? 

In one area, it said ninety-five 
percent believe in God or a 
universal spirit, yet eighty-five 
percent of those who describe 
themselves as not very religious, 
see society as declining in 

Eighty percent, including 
seventy-one percent of college 
graduates .believe the Bible is 
the inspired word of God, yet 
according to Billy Graham and 
George Gallup Jr., whose organi- 

zation has been tracking reli- 
gious behavior for the past sixty 
years, people don't read the 
Bible or obey it. 

An interest in spirituality is 
being seen, but people have no 
basis to ground it on, causing a 
confusion in what they believe 
and why. The article says, "stud- 
ies have found people less 
committed to particular denomi- 
nations, more eclectic in their 
religious views, more tolerant of 
other faiths and more focused 
inward on their own spiritual 
journeys and on meeting their 
own personal needs." 

Top selling religious books 
are those that focus on "per- 
sonal fulfillment," (how to have a 
better...). Basically, Robert 
Wuthnow, Princeton University 
sociologist, puts it like this, "We 
are becoming less theologically 
and institutionally grounded and 
more inclined toward making up 
our own faiths as we go along." 

If you are interested in being more involved in your 
school, please call the CARE off ice at #2724. 

Are you in favor of opposite sex 

visitation in dorm rooms (during 

set hours)? 

Yes . . . 68% 
No . . . 32% 


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BRYAN DUNCAN- Guests: East to West 

Oct. 29- NW GA Trade and Convention- Dallon, GA 

4 HIM- ($12.50, group 15+ $9.50) 

Oct. 22- Memorial Auditorium- Chart, TN 

7 a.m. prayer group M-F, Pierson Chapel- Religion BMg (any major) 
Fri nights 7 p.m. prayer and praise- Pierson Chapel- Religion Bldg 
Ken Norton's Bible study group — Mon. and Thurs. at 8 p.m. 

Collegedale Church- upstairs room 
Nov 5.- Ron du Preez looking to have this as a Revival Day for all 
ministries and small groups on campus to come together (look for update). 

Southern Accent 

Foreign Affair: 

Going abroad can be 
scary, but is an awe- 
some experience 

Do you like adventure, travel, 
and making new friends? Do you 
speak a another language, even a 
little bit? How does spending a 
year immersed in another cul- 
ture, while receiving credit for it 
sound? This is what the ACA 
program is all about. 

Now 1 know you're probably 
wondering what ACA is. I was. 
ACA stands for Adventist Col- 
leges Abroad. Still Confused? 
What Adventist Colleges abroad 
does is give you the chance to 
study in another country while 
receiving credit for it at South- 
ern. The goal of this program is 
that through the students experi- 
ences abroad they will become 
fluent in a language and maybe 
gain an appreciation for mission 
or other multicultural service. 
(Adapted from The ACA An- 

The Adventist Colleges 
Abroad is a program that in 
years passed hasn't been talked 
about 1 asked a few 
people to share their experi- 
ences to help you gain an under- 
standing of the program. 

Kenia Morales 
Sagunto, Spain 1993-994 

To me, Spain is a beautiful 
old country that has carried 
traditions from generation to 
generation. During my experi- 
ence, I noticed that the people 
were still opposed to change. 

At first, I found it very hard 
to adapt to the culture and a few 
other things. It was hard to get 
use to not being able to drink the 
tap water. We had to work an 
hour a day for free. The fact that 
they locked the dorms up tight 
at 10:30 sharp was very hard. 
(And you thought 11:15 was 
bad!) All of these negatives 
however had positives. The 
school supplied us with fresh 
drinking water. The free hours of 
work improved my Spanish 
tremendously. And the early 
nights gave us lots of time to 
make close friendships. 

When I look back and think 
about how hard it was for a 
spoiled child like me to adapt to 
these petty little things, it 
doesn't begin to compare to how 
hard it is to think that I may 
never again be able to visit my 

Trudi Hullquist 
Collonges, France 1993-94 

I lived on the fourth floor of 
the girls dorm. I had a beautiful 
view of "Le Saleve," the moun- 
tain behind the school. The 
deans were always trying to 
impress us with the statistics 
that the girls dorm had recently 
been renovated when, in reality, 
the last renovation took place 
sometime in the 1970's. The 
lobbies are still in the lovely 
shades of olive/forest green and 
pumpkin orange. Our walls were 

I remember that some time in 
December a few of the girls 
sneaked a pine tree up to the 
third floor. (In France it's illegal 
to cut down a tree.) Everyone 
helped decorate it. We used 
anything we could find: candy, 
stuffed animals and we even 
made some decorations. It was 
fun and we had a great tree! 

I am going to go back one 
summer just to bond with my 

Tasha Praxton 
Sagunto, Spain 1993-94 

As Christmas vacation ap- 
proached I had to decide what to 
do for a month. I finally decided 
to spend the time with a Spanish 
family. In those few weeks, 1 
learned so much. I learned how 
to make mayonnaise from 
scratch. I took a flock of sheep 
out to pasture one day and 
watched one being slaughtered 
and skinned. Yuck! 

I experienced the warmth of 
the real Spanish culture, the love 
they have for talking and being 
involved in each others lives, 
their love for family and friends, 
and the more relaxed pace of 

I also was able to experience 
the more traditional role of a 
woman. 1 was expected to help 
out quite a bit; making beds, 
hanging laundry, mopping, 
cooking and cleaning. 1 won't say 
that it was an easy experience 
for me, because it proved to be 
anything but. It was a very 
humbling experience that made 
me reexamine myself and why 1 
did things the way 1 did. 

If you are interested in going 
abroad for a year, contact the 
language department. There are 
eight different summer programs 
and three full-year programs. 

Should more be done to create 
awareness of the ACA pro- 

Yes .. . 87% 

No... 13% 

To love is everything 

Chloe shows us how 

by Elizabeth Schutt 

Being a teacher last 
in Guam was a life-changing 
experience. I had a class of 
twenty-three wild and crazy 
second-graders. I taught many 
things but learned even more. 
Here's a story of a student 
teaching me an important life 

I had never been loving and 
affectionate toward others until I 
met the second grade children in 
Guam. One girl in particular 
showed me what loving and 
being loved is all about. 

Chloe was a very cute and 
outgoing girl from the island of 
Guam. To like her immediately 
was easy because she was 
expressive, humorous, friendly 
and a great story-teller. She 
always had a new story to match 
each new day. One morning, a 
couple weeks after I arrived, 
Chloe walked in with a big smile 
and a twinkle in her eye. She was 
dressed in her blue-plaid sailor 
uniform and she swung her big 

red lunch box in one hand, and 
secretly hid the other. As she 
crept toward my desk, she 
released a little giggle giving 
away her stealthy approach. 
Suddenly, she thrust under my 
nose an enormous bouquet of 
wildflowers. And when I realized 
what had just happened, she 
slapped a colorful picture on my 
desk signed "Love, Chloe" and 
skipped to put her lunch box 
away. I was so astounded by this 
second grader's open affection, I 
sat wondering what I should do. I 
had come from a family environ- 
ment of little or ho affection and 
I was embarrassed. So I stood up 
to do the only thing I knew, 
thank her formerly. As I ap- 
proached her and her little 
group of chattering girlfriends, 
she beamed at me and jumped 
into my arms. She squeezed me 
tight and kissed me on the cheek 
before I could even think to 
mutter thank you. Ever since 
that day, I learned to give and 
receive love openly and freely. 


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Never shop when you're hungry. 

October 21, 1994 

Southern Accent 


The Debate Rages On 

by Tony Barkley 

It's show time again here at 
Southern College raceway and 
here come tonight's contestants .. 
It's the same every night. At one 
minute till violation time a herd 
of students sprint headlong 
toward their respective dorms, 
only to find, upon bursting 
through the front door, that their 
efforts were for naught. The tell- 
tale clock above the desk reads 
curfew time plus one. Sometimes 
you just have to stop and ask 
yourself; why do we have so 
many rules? 

"This place is more like a day 
care center that it is a college," 
said one anonymous source, "I'm 
an adult and able to make my 
own choices and live with the 
consequences of my decisions." 
they said. 

"The school is giving us the 
message that they don't trust 
us," said nursing student Peter 
Leon, "you are required to go to 
worships, go to church, attend 
assemblies, they'don't trust us 
to make those decisions on our 
own so they make them a re- 
quirement," he said. 

"They aren't giving us a 
chance to build our character by 
making our own choices," said 
former student Erik Gatts, "1 
think they would be surprised to 
find that most students would be 
responsible if given the chance 
to govern themselves," he said. 

"There wouldn't be a need 
for most of our rules if there 
weren't so many stupid, imma- 
ture students here that can't 
follow common sense moral 
standards," voiced Junior Mark 

"I guess it just seems like the 
rules they expect us to follow 
have no point," said Sophomore 
Scott Grivas, "I'm not a rebel- 
lious person but I expect the 
rules to have reasons behind 
them. Even my dad will give me 
that much." he said. 

"I just can't believe this 
shorts thing," said student Susan 
Bird "I have a brace on my leg 
that makes it hard for me to 

wear pants but I still am ex- 
pected to. There are girls that 
walk around here in mini-skirts 
half way up their butts but I can't 
wear shorts...this school is so 
inconsistent," she said. 

Others however, disagree. 
"The rules here are consistent 
with the values and mission of 
the SDA system, "said Dean of 
Men Stan Hobbs, "This is a 
private Adventist college in the 
Southern Union of Seventh Day 
Adventists; that has a definite 
bearing on what the rules are." 

"I think that the people who 
contribute all the money and the 
parents who's pay their 
children's tuition are the ones 
who are really in control of 
making the rules," said Leon. 

"The college board is the 
group in charge of making or 
changing the regulations of the 
school," said Hobbs, "they 
definitely have a conservative 
bend but when you make a 
choice to come to Southern you 
come knowing that this is a 
conservative college." 

"I feel that the rules are 
superficial," said Gatts, "I'm so 
glad to be out of prison, uh, I 
mean the dormitory." 

"If we break things down," 
notes Hobbs, "we find that our 
rules are not unique. There are 
colleges of other denominations 
right here in Chattanooga that 
are more strict that we are," he 

"I think some of the rules are 
out dated," said Senior Darron 
Boyd, "but I've been raised to do 
what I was told. If you choose to 
come to this school you choose 
to abide by it's rules. You should 
stand behind them unless they 
conflict with your moral stan- 

According to Hobbs this 
debate has been around for a 
long time and will continue to be 
an issue for some time to come. 
"This is my 14th consecutive 
year here at SC. During that time 
there has always been debating 
on just what the rules here 
should be," he said. 

What is your dating status? 

Serious relationship . . . 30% 

Dating occasionally . . . 34% 

Just friends . . . 27% 

Help! . . . 8% 

Student Perspective 


"Call Mayda ASAP!!!" said 
the note. As my fingers dialed 
the number, I thought of all 
the things she might have to 
tell me; a new boyfriend, a 
fight with her bothersome 
parents or a new haircut. My 
lighthearted attitude changed 
when 1 heard her say, 
"Michael's had an accident." 
The tears started to flow. "He 
was rockclimbing...without 
gear. He fell 30 ft, landed on 
his back.. .landed on a big 
rock.. .can't feel from the waist 
down." How could this hap- 
pen to one of my dearest 
friends? A friend I'd told many 
secrets to, played basketball 
with for hours and laughed at 
all the girlfriends he kept at 

I talked to Michael yester- 
day. We discussed his sur- 
vival through the hard times. 
"How did you do it," I asked. 
He told me about the smiles 
from strangers, the hugs from 
friends, and seeing the many 

people who 
all is his relationship with God. 
The Lord brings him hope and 
joy with each new morning, 
and all he does is ask. He 
described to me his vision of 
one day running in heaven to 
thank Jesus. "I will thank Him 
for carrying me through the 
hard times, for caring when I 
turned away, and for dying on 
the cross for my sins." 

We too at Southern College 
go through our hard times and 
can learn from Michael. Enjoy 
the little things, rejoice in the 
people love you, and most of 
all, be thankful that Jesus is 
waiting to carry us too, if we lei 


This week's best and worst on campus 

— At least the light still works on the Promenade 

— The new wallpaper and ceiling tiles in the 

— Students' safe traveling over mid-term break. 
— Dr. du Preez's "no quiz after a break" policy. 


— Brock elevator workmen's smoke choking 

innocent students. 
— Break-ins on campus. 
— Mid-term grades. 

— The clock on the Promenade still doesn't 

Southern Accent 


WOMBA comes to town 

by Allison Titus 

Blake Hauge, new general 
manager for White Oaks Moun- 
tain Broadcasting Association 
(WOMBA), recently visited Blue 
Mountain Broadcasting in Wash- 
ington, and Three Angels Broad- 
casting Network (3ABN) in 

Hauge said, "It was a produc- 
tive trip. 1 wanted to see their 
(3ABN's) operation techniques 
and organizations, since they're 
a layman's operation." The 3ABN 
station will be the primary 
network feed for WOMBA. 

WOMBA is a community 
Christian television station that 
may lease a studio in Brock Hall. 

Hauge said the goal for the TV 
station is for it to be, "A Chris- 
tian ministry outreach to the 
public sector of the area we 

The station still has licensing 
obstacles to overcome. WOMBA 
tentatively begins airing in 1995, 
but Hauge said, "With everyone's 
prayers it may be sooner." 

Once WOMBA begins airing, 
students from the Journalism 
and Communication Department 
could receive jobs or internships 
at the station. Dr. Pam Harris, 
Journalism Chairperson and 
Secretary of the WOMBA board, 
said, "WOMBA is very interested 
in student employees." 

Nursing Department ad- 
dresses women's issues 

by Kelli Haivorson 

The Nursing Department is 
offering a new general education 
class this spring called Women's 

The class is for non-nursing 
students, male and female. The 
feminist movement will be 
discussed, but "it will be well- 
balanced, not a feminist class," 
said Katie Lamb, chair of the 
Nursing Department. 

The class focuses on the 
physiological, psycho-social, and 
spiritual dimensions of a 
women's life. The main objective 
is to understand the female life 
cycle, in all dimensions, includ- 
ing the risk of disease, the 
complications of a working 

mother, and how women relate 
to the church. 

Several years ago, a BS 
student did a research project 
which surveyed women on the 
campus. The conclusions 
showed a very low rate in 
women's knowledge about 
simple health issues. 

"The results were appalling," 
said Katie Lamb. The nursing 
faculty decided to try to correct 
the lack of knowledge. 

Although biology is offered, 
most high schools do not require 
it. Conference officials say that 
much of the health that is taught 
in elementary school depends on 
the teacher. 

Dating in Chattanooga: 

Tony Barkley takes a look 

Last issue we tackled the 
sometimes awkward task of 
asking someone out on a date. 
We learned that the most impor- 
tant part of the proposal (be- 
sides getting up the courage to 
ask) is creativity. The more 
unique the approach the more 
memorable it will be. So, lets 
assume that this special some- 
one, wooed by your style and 
pinache accepts your offer. Now 

"There will be for you a 
blessing and a cursing... " We are 
fortunate to live in the Southeast 
Tennessee area. Chattanooga 
offers a multitude of attractions 
that are excellent for that special 
date. In the unlikely event that 
you exhaust all that Chattanooga 
has to offer, jump in your car (or 

catch a ride) and within three 
hours you can be in Nashville or 
Atlanta. There is, however, a 
problem; we are broke! As 
college students, most of us are 
perpetually penniless but not to 
fear, there is hope. 

Nature is free! Our wonderful 
creator has blessed this area 
with natural beauty. We live in 
the "Scenic City" and we might 
as well take advantage of it. Here 
are a few suggestions that will 
help you to plan that inexpen- 
sive outing. 

Chattanooga Nature Center 
& Reflection Riding: Nestled in 
a valley at the base of Lookout 
Mountain, this is a perfect area 
for a relaxing date. The nature 
center includes a spectacular 

Is Forrest 

I woke up this morning and 
realized that, frankly, 1 don't 
know very much. 

This statement will come as 
no surprise to many people, 
particularly former teachers at 
Southern wondering how 1 ever 
got a job that includes an office 
with a private bathroom, while 
they have to walk down long 
hallways. Anyway, 1 have come 
around to the fact that I don't 
have a great deal of knowledge, 
except enough to understand 
that this could be a serious 
problem. 1 think. 

1 first recognized it when 
the air conditioner in my car 
died. 1 had the sense to take it 
to the garage, but thought 
something was wrong when the 
mechanics began applauding as 
1 drove in. I really began to 
worry when the owner started 
singing "I'm going to Disney 
Land?". After glancing under my 
hood, the pit crew all agreed 
that is was going to cost me. 
"Just sign over your home," 
they concluded. Well, I'm not 
that dumb so I asked them to 

jre specific. "Throw 
money at us until we tell you to 
stop." You can see it pays to 
have these things spelled out. 
One reason i feel particu- 
larly lacking is that many with 
whom I work with have "Doc- 

October 21, 1994 

tor" in front of their name. It"s 
great when you forget the 
person's name, CHiya Doc /'), 
but I'm beginning to wish that I 
had a nickname like that, or 
that my parents had nanied me 
"Doctor" instead of "Victor", 
which could have saved a lot 
of money in tuition. I was once 
introduced to a large gathering 
as "Dr. Cherk-a-s/g, from South- 
ern College." I corrected them 
and said "That should be 
Cherk-a-see , not Cherk-a-sig." 
Some smart aleck then shouted 
"yeah, but you're not a 'doctor' 
either!" I told him to correct 
what he wanted and I'll correct 
what 1 wanted. 

Going back to my igno- 
rance, I think this explains why 
I like children and dogs so 
much: it's nice to hang out 
with those you feel superior to. 
Especially my dog. "Look at 
me! Sit! See? I'm sitting!" My 
son is another source of self- 
esteem for me. "Oh, look dear, 
he's putting my Nikon in the 
blender! Ha ha! You silly kid, 
that's not what a blender's 

What this courty needs is a 
National Test to help encour- 
age an ignoramus like myself 
into thinking we're a whole lot 
smarter than all those dentists 
who hang fancy documents on 
their ceilings for you to stare 
at. The test should ask ques- 
tions like: What do think of 
when you hear "Hubble Tele- 
scope"? A. 'Hubble rhymes 
with 'bubble". B. It's a great 
name for a good "gum. C. If at 
first you don't succeed, try. try 
again. Naturally, the right 
answer is any one that sounds 
good, because you don't want 
to hurt my feelings. 

Now that I've done a good 
job proving I'm no dummy, I'll 
get back to my dog. He's going 
to show me how to fix the air 

wildf lower garden and wildlife 
hospital while Reflection Riding 
offers 300 beautiful acres of 
botanical gardens and over 1,200 
feet of wetland walkway. 

Sunset Rock: Perfect for that 
Sabbath afternoon get together. 
You can get a bird's eye view of 
the setting sun on this outcrop- 
ping of rock high above the 
Tennessee Valley. 

Grand Canyon of the Ten- 
nessee Riven Signal Point on 
Signal Mountain is a great spot 

to picnic and to enjoy a view 01 
the most beautiful gorges in the 

For a more detailed list you 
can check out the visitors booth 
fh the Hamilton Place Mall or call 
the Chattanooga Convention and 
Visitors Bureau at 756-S687. Fall 
is almost here and there is no 
better time to enjoy the natural 
beauty of Tennessee. 

•next issue...local cultural 

October 21, 1994 

Southern Accent 




Under the placid water of 
our lives lies sediment, a rich 
deposit of experience where 
relationships exist without 
the formal patterns we call 
words. In private moments 
we sense mental images 
bubbling to the surface, 
coalescing into ideas ol love 
and longing. And then we 
search for words, yearning to 
express ourselves. "To 
emote." as Dr. Smith often 
describes the urge. We 'gush 
and ooze,' pouring out our 
'souls' in phrases mystical 
and 'deep.' With words we 
take our feelings and life itself 
in hand. We give them a 
location and command them 
to stand still. Speech involves 
a struggle. But if the primary 
function of speech has always 
been expressive, why don't 
we al! just sing wordless 
recitations of our feelings, 
and why don't we all just 
write musical scores reflect- 
ing our disappointments and 

I'm afraid it's not expres- 
sion alone we seek, but con- 
trol, as if by making a docu- 
ment of our lives we take 
charge of the variables. We 
are rational, and we can't 
separate our ideas from the 
self that wants to be under- 
stood — to make a document 
of self as a separate, distinct 
person valued by 'another.'" 
We compose ourselves, revise 
our pasts and our futures. We 
define ourselves and our 
relationships, desperately 
hoping we've made a legible 

In our human instinct we 
cry, "Read me," and this is 
why as speakers and listeners 
we pay attention to more than 
the spoken signals. We in- 
tently study the whole person 
with whom we converse in 
hand reading, eye reading, 
body reading. 

There's hardly a one of us 
who doesn't want to shout, at 
least once in a while, "Look, 
everybody. There's more to 
me than you can see on the 
surface. Pay attention. Read 
me!" What's scary is sitting 
down to a keyboard with the 
intention of making hard copy 
of our feelings and ideas. 
First, we're pretty sure no one 
will understand from those 
feeble symbols we have 
marshaled to the screen what 
we mean to say. When we get 
the printout we're afraid that 
no one will like the part of our 
lives we've laid out for inspec- 
tion. Still, although the fear of 
rejection is as universally 
human as is the compulsion 
to talk, for some of us the 
compulsion to write is more 
powerful than our fear of 
being misunderstood. 



Cades Cove 

It is that time of year again, 
FALL. Yes, I know that this might 
be a suprise to some of you who 
live in a world full of books, papers 
and tests. But this fall can be differ- 

Now is the time to see the leaves change, to drink hot chocolate 
by the dying embers of a warm, glowing campfire snuggled next to 
that special someone, or to go out some crisp night with blankets 
and friends and gaze at the stars as the moon rises in the distance. 
If this is what you crave, then Cades Cove is just the place. 

Situated in the scenic beauty of the Great Smokey Mountain 
National Park, Cades Cove is a great campground right next to the 
Cades Cove loop. The loop is an eleven mile paved road that wine 
through rustic pastures and woods. Hear you will see an old 
church, cemetery, gristmill, farm settlement and probably more 
deer than you can count. On a good day, one might also see a 
Black bear, various birds of prey, or hear the howling of the Red 

The Cades Cove campground has individual electric power and 
water, and a central bath house, all for a nominal camping fee. 
Wood is scarce at the campground, so bring lots. A bike is a great 
way to travel the loop, horse tours are available and a camera is a 

So get outside this fall. You don't have to be a great 
outdoorsman or have all the equipment to have a great time. Just 
remember Cades Cove in the Smokeys, and a married couple. 
Complete directions are in the Joker. Happy trails. 



you enjoy eateries like 
Grady's or Chili's then you will 
love Snapps. Don't let the pea 

in the sign out front fool 
you, this is no mom and pop 
joint. Housed in the old L&N 
Seafood building, Snapps offers 
you a taste of classic American 
food in a comfortable, down 
home atmosphere. 

o start things off right, we 
ordered the fried green tomatoes 
appetizer. These Cajun flavored 
masterpieces left my taste buds 
dancing with delight. 

For my entree selection I 
ordered the vegetable platter 
which I can only describe as 

iptious. With such a wide 
variety of veggies to pick from it 
difficult for me to make a 
ce. I finally settled on black 
beans and rice, steamed carrots, 
and steamed broccoli. The 
carrots are basted with a light 
honey sauce that gently caresses 
the palett and leaves your mouth 

ing for more and the black 
beans are unequaled this side of 
the Mississippi. 

My lovely lady friend had the 
blackened prime rib accompa- 

nied with new potatoes and corn 
souffle\ The prime rib soared 
from just "average" to "outstand- 
ing" when dipped in the spicy au 
jus and the corn souffle" is "not 
to be missed." 

For dessert we shared a 
"moon pie for two" which left 
the three of us sighing in sated 

The prices for the entrees 
are average and the appetizers 
are pricey but worth every cent. 
Service is prompt and courte- 
ous. Special attention is given to 
detail which creates a more 
personal dining experience. 

New restaurants are crop- 
ping up like weeds in the Chatta- 
nooga area, but one chop house 
towers like a pea-pod above the 
dandelions and crabgrass . . . 

Southern Accent 


October21,19 94 

Is there an alcohol/drug problem here at Southern? 

"/ think that drugs and alcohol 

are here, but I'm not sure of 

how big a problem it is. " 

Dean Sharon Engel 
Dean of Women 

"In a students body this size, I 

would expect there is 

a problem. " 

'There is no doubt that there 
are students using alcohol and 
drugs on campus, but as to the 

extent of the problem, I don't 

Dennis Negron 
Asst. Dean of Men 










"Definitely. I know people—lot* 
of people. ,s 

/ haven't had anything offered 
to me, but I'm sure it's here It's 
a problem at most Adventist 
colleges. " 

Coming Events 

Friday, October 21 
•Vespers with CABL 
•Sunset 6:59 

Saturday, October 22 

•Student Missions 
callbook fair, 2-5 p.m., 
student center 
•Evensong at 6:30 p.m. 
in the church. 
•CABL party 

Thursday, October 27 
•Assembly, 1 1 a.m., 
Young Alumni 

f Alumni home- 
coming weekend 
is here again. 
I Let's welcome 
V them back! y 

Friday, October 28 
^Vespers, Mission Pag 
•Sunset 6:59 

Saturday, October 29 

•Church-First service, 
Al McClure 
Second service, Joe 
•Evensong 6:30 

Sunday, October 30 

•Modern language 
challenge test, 10 a.m. 
•Set clocks back one 

Monday, October 31 
•Preregistration be- 
•SA barn party 

Thursday, November 3 
•Assembly, 11 a.m., 
Church, World Mis- 

Friday, November 4 
•Vespers, Jose Rojas 
•Sunset 5:44 

CLOSE TO HOME j0h.v s 



Official Student Newspaper 
Volume 50, Issue 5 


^fl^r ^^^^ Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists 

'"74e u«t{o£eti*t$ <x£ cwvtctt, $4ve4 U$&t. " T^titUtft ? ?9:f30 November 4, 1994 

torker hurt in cafeteria fall 

v Kelli H.ilvorson 

Russell Cook, technical 
ivisor and repairman for 
(Instructional Media, fell between 
P8-20 feet from the cafeteria 
King on October 25. 
Cook's injuries included a 
■broken left upper arm, which will 
■need to be set with a pin, a 
■broken bone in his wrist, a piece 
■broken off one of his lower back 
■vertebrae (non-threatening), and 
I problems with his left leg being 
[ forced into the socket of his 
I pelvic bone. Surgery was done 
| October 26. 

Cook was doing some wiring 
| for a sound system in the cafete- 
ria when there was a "freak 
accident," said DiMemmo. 
"He was on a plywood plat- 
I form, reaching for some speaker 
:, and he just c 

said Todd McFarland, who was 
helping Cook when the accident 

A firetruck came to the 
along with an ambulance, a local 
rescue vehicle, medical person- 
nel, and a Life Force helicopter 
from Erlanger Hospital in Chatta- 
nooga. "It's standard procedure 
to have a fire unit com 
of landing problems with the 
helicopter," said Lt. Donald Bond 
of Collegedale Police. "The local 
rescue unit was there to stabilize 
and assist in carrying the pa- 
ct's important to understand 
that the accident was not be- 
cause of carelessness on 
Russell's part," said DiMemmo. 
"He is an extremely cautious 
person. He doesn't even speed." 

Collegdale goes country at October's Kountry Karnival 

by Nicole Jones 

Caramel apples, cotton candy, 
and hot apple cider; Fall was 
definitely in the air. Students 

e to S.A.'s Kountry Karnival 
dressed in costumes as outra- 
geous as batman and cat 
and as unique as a human ear 
with cotton swab in hand. "Ev 
eryone really got into dressing 
up this year," said senior Beth 

Mills. "The 

A string of people were I 
l up behind all of the booths 


everyone chatted and had fun Turner spiced things up a bit 

while they waited to eat. A few and lip synced What A Man. The 
business students put it all on judges huddled together and 
the line and soaked Dr. Coolidge decided to give honorable 

Aaron and Colette 
Muth, Batman 
and Catwoman; 
Jennifer Elliot 
and Tina 
popcorn and 
coke; and the two 
cows, Ashley 
Denslow and 
David Whitaker. 
Joseph Hodges 
dressed as G.I. 
Joe won third 
place and fifty 
dollars. Second 

awarded to the 
pregnant nun, 
Dani Sheel. The 
bug-catcher and 
assorted bugs, 
Heidi Aasheim, 
Larisa Myers, 
Lady Ramsey, Ginger 
Chenoy, Paul Ruhling, and 
Cynthia Cochran won first place 
and shared the one hundFed 

contest," said Dr. Grundset, the 

The crowd started thinning 
out but several people hung 
around to participate in dough- 
nut eating and greasy pig chas- 
ing contests. "The pig chase was 
really cute but I was worried the 
little thing would get squashed." 
said Jacque Branson. "As always, 
the event was a lot of hard work 
but well worth our time and 

A little music kicked off the 
costume contest. Twenty six 
contestants, dressed for drama, 
tried to impress the judges. 
Avery McDougle alias Tina 

dollar cash prize. "It v 


Editorial p. 2 
News p. 3 - 7 
World News p. 6 

World News p. 7 
Features p. 8-9 
Sports p. 10 

Religion p. 1 1 
Foreign Affairs p. 12 
Lifestyles p. 13-16 

Southern Accent 

November 4, 1994 


Campus Notes 

a computer at the Testing and 
• will be immediately given. 

2 night in the cafeteria. The r 

November 5 is pizza and r 
has not been named yet. 

The Village Market had a sale during Alumni weekend. Many 
visiting Alumni took advantage of the good prices and large 
selection of non-meat products. 

The Campus Kitchen is receiving a new loading dock that will 
allow easier unloading of products and materials. The CK is also 
looking forward to future interii 

There is a new library consisting of reference material, comput- 
ers, and video equipment in lies Gymnasium for the Health 
Scfence, Physical Education and Wellness majors. 

As clinicians, the Gym-Masters will be attending the 1994 Acro- 
Fest Clinic at Southwestern Adventist College on November 9- 

The artistic works of Daud Akhriev and wife Melissa Hefferlin, 
local artists, will be exhibited on the second floor of Brock Hall 
on Sunday, November 13. Akhreiv is of Russian origin and has 
been a realistic artist for 28 years. Hefferlin, also a realistic 
artist of 10 years, is the daughter o[ the SC faculty of the same 
name. They work mainly with charcoal, pastel, and watercolor 

Paramount Publications invited Dr. George Babcock and Dr. 
John Baker ol the Education Department to review a textbook 
entitled "Teaching in America." The textbook, to be published 
this year, is suitable for Southern's class Introduction to Educa- 

Southern College and the Alzheimer's Association are co-spon- 
sors of a workshop entitled "When Family Love if Challenged." 
The workshop will be held at Collegedale Academy November 
20 from 1-6 p.m. 

The fourth lecture in the Grundset Lecture Series took place on 
November 3. This lecture, entitled "Wildlife Rehabilitation: The 
Lord God Made Them All," was presented by "Grizzly" Craig 
Cylke, director of the Cohutta Springs Wildlife Rehabilitation 

'REMINDER* In case you didn't do so well on mid-terms, the 
counseling center can help you get back on the right track. 

For those of you who missed out on taking the Internet class 
this semester, Dr. Pam Harris is going to teach it again second 

WSMC (90.5) has reached its goal of $100,000 plus $200 in 
change. WSMC thanks all the students who took the time to 

Youth festival '94 for high school students is November 4 and 5. 
It will be held in the Southern College gymnasium. The speaker 
is Jose Rojas, North American division youth director. There 
will also be guest musical and drama groups. 

International food fair for missions is Sunday November 14, 1994 
In the Collegedale Church fellowship hall and atrium between 
12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The charge is $4.00 at the door (ID 
cards accepted) to enjoy foods from different countries and 
help send student missionaries to mission posts around the 


People like my brother have 
a hard time getting along in our 
world. From the day he began to 
read and write, we knew he was 
going to have a problem. His 
name is Christopher and my 
mom was originally going to 
spell it Kristofer on his birth 
certificate. My dad didn't like 
that though so they went with 
the traditional spelling. But, oh, 
how Kristofer would have fit 

You see, my brother has this 
affliction with spelling every- 
thing phonetically. A lot of 
times, in fact most of the time, 
his spellings make more sense 
than the correct spelling. For 
example, 'spaghetti' is 'spugety' 
and 'country' is 'kuntry.' And he 

go on for paragraphs like 
this and not know anything is 
wrong. He'll write things like: 

We went to the zu and saw a 
lama giving birth. The 
mungkys were sqeeling at 
the zeebruz in the next kaje 
and the werkers were 
karying huge bukets of food. 

Reading out loud helps in 
the translation. At first, we 
thought he might be dyslexic, 
but he never transposed letters 
in words. But spelling has nev er 
been his favorite class. Espe- 
cially when the teacher would 
call out words like Wednesday 
and Christmas on the spelling 
tests. Talk about brain over- 
load. Unfortunately, 'Wensday' 
and 'Krismus' spellings can't 
even win you an award for 

Not only does he spell 
funny, he also pronounces 
things that way. One day he was 
looking through the encyclope- 
dia and asked dad what a 'chi- 
hoo-ah-hoo-ah' was. Dad, not 
knowing in the least, took one 
look at the picture and spelling 
and burst into laughter. Come 
to think of it, Chihuahua really 
is a strange way to spell that 

This is the precise reason 
why English is so hard to learn. 
It's probably part of the reason 
why so many immigrants who 
have been in our country for 
ten plus years still can't read 
and write English. European 
languages have set sounds for 
their letters and vowels-at least 
French does. It makes it so 
much easier to learn when you 
can count on everything being 
pronounced phonetically. 

So, maybe we should rebel 
and take Victor Czerkasij's 
suggestion and call this the 
Suthern 'Axent.' Somebody 
would get a good laugh out of it 



Editor St; 
Layout editor 
Photo editor 
World News editor 
Religion editor 
Lifestyles editor 
Sports editor 
Foreign Affairs editor 
Graphic Artist: 
Advertising Manager 

Marca Age 
Alicia Goree 
Rob Howell 
Larisa Myers 
Jeane Hernandez 
Tony Barkley 
Phillip Fong 
I am i Burch 
Jason Wilhelm 
Andrea Fuller 
Angi Ascher 
Avery McDougle 
Tissiana Kelley 

Sponsor Dr. Bert Coolidge 

The 5-efeu M**^ Is the olficlal sludent newspaper for Southern College > 
Seventh-day Adventlsls. and Is released every other Friday during the school yew 
with the exception of vacations. Opinions expressed In the/A**-* are those ol 
authors and donot necessarily reflect thevlews of theedltors. Southern College,' 1 
Seventh-day Adventist Church.c 

November 4. 1994 

Southern Accent 



nquiring Minds Want To Know: 

If beans (even soy beans) don't have fiberous hair; 
,vhy do our vegie-soy-burgers have hairs in them? 

Honestly Inquiring, 
Southern College Student 

Dear Southern Accent, 

In regards to your recent survey conducted of the way Cam- 
pus Safety takes their job, I believe your question was "Do you 
think Campus Safety officers take their job to seriously?". I woult 
like to ask you a question. "Is there another way which you 
would prefer that we do our job?" Does the staff of the Accent or 
the student body at Southern want Campus Safety officers to do 
something different? Would you like us to sleep on our shift or si 
at Waffle House and drink decaf coffee while eating Little 
Debbies? Maybe you and the student body do not realize what it 
is that we do at Campus Safety. If you would like, I would be mor 
than willing to take one of our reporters around and show them 
why this job, above all others, should be taken seriously. It is 
hard for me to understand why the department responsible for 
the safety and protection of Southern College should not be 
"serious" about what we do. 

Seriously Yours, 

Jeff Parks 

Officer 77 Campus Safety 

Stat o mot c pks 




Business NABs 
national honor 

by Abiye Abebe 

The Business Department of 
Southern College has a reason to 
celebrate. The National Associa- 
tion of Board of Examiners for 
Nursing Home Administration or 
better known as the NAB, listed 
Southern College on the "Direc- 
tory of U.S Colleges and Universi- 
ties offering a curriculum in Long 
Term Health Care Administra- 

Southern College is not just 
the only Adventist institution to 
be mentioned in this book, it is 
also the only college from the 
state of Tennessee to provide 
this rare program. "It is a great 
marketing opportunity for South- 
ern College, it will attract stu- 
dents," said Professor Dan 
Rozell, who is the head for the 
Long Term Health Care program 
at Southern College. 

"Long Term Health Care is a 
profession that pays well, serves 
fellow man, and allow us to work 
on Saturday without compromis- 
ing our conscious," said Rozell. 

Do you think 

euthanasia is 






"Southern really is a barn- sitting 


— Dr. Leathermun referrin: 

issue's editorial when one of hi 

students brought into class his 

three or four-year old daughter. 

"Hey. look everybody, it's little 
Red Riding Hood. But she's not 
so little after all." 
— E.O. Grundset said to the crowd 
while watching the costume 

"1 was talking to Dr. Blanco the 
other day and he told me the sure 
way to cure a cough: take 10 EX- 
Lax tablets. Yeah, after that, you 
don't dare cough." 
— Dr. Springett in Intermediate 
NT Greek after a student excused 
himself to get a drink of wate 
stop his cough. 

"Whoever did that-.go ahead and 

feel guilty." 

— Dr. Ron du Prcez to whomever 

IkiJ moved the classroom clock 
about four minutes ahead. 

"I would drop this class except 
that I need the sleep." 
—Mark O'Fflll to some fellow 

students about one of Ins classes. 

Tf I hear anything more from the 
peanut gallery there's going to be 

peanut butler. 
— Michael Russell to his raorr 
as his roommate began it 
make.ii smart remark about hii 

by faith is like 
getting the spanking for you 
when you've been naughty. 
— Dr. Ron du Preez in Biblical 
exegesis on how to explain 
righteousness by faith to a five- 
year old. 

The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Orlo Gilbert 
performed two concerts at the Madison Campus Church on October 
20. One for all the area SDA schools, about 600 students. The 
evening concert was performed for the community. 

On Saturday, October 22, the symphony played for the church 
service in Kettering, OH. The orchestra accompanied the Kettering 
Choir in a portion of the Brahms Requiem and Stephanie Kime 
performed a violin solo by Massenet, "Meditation" from Thais. 

Saturday evening the orchestra performed its' full concert 
repetroire: "Russian Easter Overture" by Rtmsky-Korsakow; "Piano 
Concerto #1" by Rachmaninoff with Dr. .1. Bruce Ashton as soloist; 
and "Shmphony #1" by Custav Mahler. 

Following the performance of the Mahler Symphony the orches- 
tra received an enthusiastic standing ovation. 

You are invited to attend our first home concert of the 1994-1995 
season on November 12, Saturday night, at 8:00 p.m. in the 
Collegedale SDA Church. Admission is free and pleased invite a 



' that gets 40 miles per 
gallon, driven 10,000 miles 
per year, will emit 3,300 less 
pounds of carbon dioxide 
than a car that gets 25 mpg. 

Southern Accent 


Uncle Sam scouted Southern 
for a few good doctors 


When it comes time to 
consider a new car, try one 
that gets great gas mileage. 

i,FL 33609 

by Monica Murrell 

"Uncle Sam wants you!," was 
the message given to Southern's 
pre-med students on October 18 
and 20 when recruiters, repre- 
senting the Navy and the Air 
Force, came to present their 
scholarship programs to pro- 
spective medical students. 

Over pizza and soda pro- 
vided by the U.S. government, 
students were promised tuition, 
room, board, books, and a 
sizable per month stipend for 
four years of medical school. In 
return, the military requires up 
to six years of service. "If you 
can handle traveling, the ben- 
efits are definitely worth it," 
said Senior James Callen who 
has applied for the Navy schol- 

The Navy and Air Force both 
offer full benefits for their 
scholarship recipients who will 
enter the service as officers 
rather than enlisted personnel. 
Each also offers students prior- 
ity for military sponsored 
residency programs in areas 
such as flight surgery and 
undersea medicine. "I've always 

wanted to fly," said Callan. 
"Flight surgery will give me the 
chance to fly with Navy pilots." 
There are drawbacks to the 
deal as well. "I could get sent on 
a ship for up to six months," said 
Callan who is engaged to be 
married this summer. "That will 

be hard when I'm married." 
Senior Aaron Muth said that the 
offer sounded impressive, but he 
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Software technology research 
center benefits college 


by Christina Hogan 

The new software technol- 
ogy research center doesn't cost 
Southern a dime, but the college 
will reap the benefits. That's 
what Dr., Tim Korson thinks, 
director of the center. 

The research center, located 
in Fleming Plaza, is externally 
funded byComSoft, which 
receives money from corpora- 
tions such as IBM and AT&T. 
These corporations also spon- 
sor other software research 

The research will directly 
involve Southern students and 
faculty. Korson said the center 
will hire students to help with 
research and will involve com- 
puter science professors as well. 

Full tuition scholarships will 
be offered to students on the 
computer science field and 
students will receive credit for 

directed study. Working in the 
research center could also result 
in jobs for the students through 
the sponsors, said Korson. 

Korson was chair of the 
computer science department 
from '83 to '86. He left Southern 
to go to Clemson University 
because he wanted to teach at a 
'research university.' 

Korson said the center's 
main concern is how to design 
better software systems. Besides 
researching,, Korson travels 
around the world giving presen- 
tations on research results at 
major conferences. He was in 
London recently and just re- 
turned from Portland, Oregon, 
where he held a workshop. 

Korson said the research 
center will "be able to benefit the 
college by bringing activities to 

Faculty discussed diversity 

by Christina Hogan 

The faculty met on October 
13 to discuss the challenge of 
cultural diversity on campus. 
English professor Dr. Jan 
Haluska and Psychology profes- 
sor Dr. Ruth Williams-Morris led 
out. The main point was that we 
should come together as Chris- 
tians and not just focus on our 
diversities. "We are a team," said 


Williams-Morris brought up 
the point that the issue deals 
with individuality more than 
race. "We should be concerned 
with meeting the needs ol each 
student," said Haluska. 

The addition of an English as 
Second Language (ESL) class is 
being considered to solve some 
problems of cultural diversity. 

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Artists of Russia has invited Bob 
Garren, chair of the art depart- 
ment, to visit its schools and 
museums from December 14 to 
December 24. 

Garren will stay at the Rus- 
sian Academy of Fine Arts for 
most of the time. 

According to Garren, it is 
"one of the best art schools in 
the world." He will observe how 
the professors teach and visit 
with them in their studios, 

Garren said he hopes to gain 
"a lot of insight into teaching 
methods and compare them with 
what I'm accustomed to doing," 
He also plans to observe what 
contemporary artists in Russia 
are doing and hopes to return 
home with a better knowledge of 

Besides discussing art with 
well-known artists, Garren will 
tour museums and famous 
buildings in Moscow as well as 
in St. Petersburg. 

"Just seeing some of these 
things gives you a better in- 
sight," said Garren. "It's hard to 
teach about buildings you've 

Afekset Sokolov. a teacher at 
the academy, whose works were 
on exhibit at Southern in Sep- 
tember, secured the invitation 
for Garren. 

Daud Akhriev, a local artist 
and former student of Sokolov, 
will travel with Garren and 
translate for him, 

Garren has traveled exten- 
sively. However, he has never 
been to Russia. Garren considers 
this invitation a "very high 

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Tennessee candidates stand firm on political platforms 

by Larisa Myers 

You've gone to the trouble of registering to vote (or maybe you 
haven't.) In any case, November 8 is the moment of truth. You may 
feel that you don't know Bill, Jim, or Fred any better than your 
mailman or bag boy. 

What follows is the self-proclaimed platforms of the candidates 
for governor of Tennessee, Senate, and the House of Representa- 
tives. This information has been gleaned from each of the candi- 
dates promotional pieces, newspapers, and chats with those in 
charge of the campaigns. I have tried to include as concisely as 
possible the issues I feel would be of most interest, so the lists are 
not entirely complete by any means. They do not include references, 
accomplishments, or blood and guts epithets. 

Hopefully, however, the information will start you thinking and if 
you have questions, (eel free to call the campaign headquarters for 

Don Sundquist 800488-5457 

Phil Bredesen 800448-9494 

Randy Button 756-9200 

ZachWamp 855-4010 

Jim Sasser 615-327-3757 

Bill Frist 800-321-5888 

Fred Thompson 615-327-3733 

Jim Cooper 478-1312 

You can vote at the Collegedale City HaJI (you know, that build- 
ing by the Imagination Station) from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., Monday, 
November 8. If you would like to look further at some brochures and 
faxes that go into further detail, just give me a call at 2375. 


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Give doctors, nurses and other providers in TennCare more say-so 
in how the program works. 

Keep a closer eye on the companies that provide the state's 
TennCare services to see that they stay on track. 

More job training programs to keep workers on the cutting edge of 

new trends and technology. 

Crime & Justice 

Supports the death penalty. 

Opposes gun control 

Establish "Truth in Sentencing" measures so the time criminals 

serve is close to the sentences they receive. 

More police in the community. 

More extensive prison industry programs, so inmates work rather 

than watch TV. 

"Moral Issues" 

Pro choice 

Establish a Tennessee State Lottery 

Senate 1 

Jim Cooper Democrat 

Health Care: 

Market driven health care. 

Replace Medicaid and TennCare with a more market-oriented ap- 
Allow consumers to keep their insurance coverage when changing 

Jobs & Welfare 

Development of a welfare program that cuts spending, provides a 

two-year welfare limit, helps people find jobs, cracks down on 

deadbeat dads. 

Welfare ban on non-citizens. 

Federal Spending 

Supports line-item veto. 

Supports a balanced budget amendment. 

Crime & Justice 

Supports the death penalty. 

Supports adult trials and penalties for juvenile offenders. 

Supports the death penalty for gang-related murders. 

Boot camps for first-time offenders. 

Ban on juvenile gun possession. 

Fred Thompson 



Supports package that includes choice of company and doctor. 
Does not support full government control of healthcare. 
Jobs & Welfare 

No additional benefits for having additional children out-of-wedlock. 
No welfare for illegal aliens. 
No make-work government jobs. 
Federal Spending 
Supports line-item veto 
Supports the Balanced Buedget Amendment 
Crime & Justice 
Supports death penalty 
Enact "truth in sentencing" laws 
Cut out federal middlemen — keep money at the state and local level | 
to build prisons and hire more police. 

Concerning juveniles — adult punishment for adult crimes. 
Supports prison terms for those in possession of firearms duringa 
e of violence or drug trafficking. 

Congress should be made to live under the laws they pass. 
Opposes pay raises for Congress. 

Senate 2 

Don Sundquist 

RepubUcan Jim Sasser 



Opposes Clinton-style health care reform. 

Favors malpractice reform that limits excessive awards. 


Supports right of home-schooling. 

Opposes mandatory national education standards. 

Reduce class sizes with the lowest ratios in the early years. 

Promotes additional time for professional development for teachers 

Crime and Justice 

Against gun control. 

Stronger laws to protect the elderly from crime and abuse. 

"Moral Issues" 

Supports voluntary prayer in public schools. 

Opposes state funded abortions except in cases of rape, incest and Congress 

the protection of the rights of the mother. 

Against the introduction of casino gambling. 


Stop drug manufacturers from charging higher prices to American 

consumers vs. consumers abroad. 

Require drug manufacturers to offer retail pharmicists the same 

discounts offered to institutions and corporations. 

Federal Spending 

Supports balanced Budget Amendment. 

Opposes line-item veto. 

Crime & Justice 

Increase number in police force. 

Supports boot camp type prisons. 

Supports "truth in sentencing." 

Supports death penalty. 

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Supports prayer in public schools. 

Pro choice for abortion, but does not support federal spending for 

elective abortion and supports certain restrictions on the proce- 

Bill Frist 


Federal Spending 

Supports balanced budget amendment, 
i Supports line-item veto. 

Crime & Justice 
, Supports "truth in sentencing." 

Supports minimum sentencing guidelines. 


Supports 12-year term limits for both houses of Congress. 

"Moral Issues'' 

Against abortion and opposes tax payer funding for such. 

House of Representatives 

Randy Button Democrat 


Against government take-over of the health care system. 


Supports cut-off of welfare and Medicare to illegal aliens. 

Business & Trade - 

Supports NAFTA. 

Keep America on the cutting edge of research and development of 


Broaden trade internationally. 

Crime & Justice 

Supports death penalty. 

More police on the streets. 

Supports truth-in-sentencing and streamlining appeal process. 

Enforce a criminal tracking system for crime victims. 

"Moral Issues" 

Bring back ethics into leadership. 

Rebuild the family. 

Pro-choice for abortion. 

News in a nutshell 

Washington - Shots fired on the 
White House last Saturday (as 
the President serenely watched 
a football game) by Martin 
Duran. He was charged with 
willfully damaging federal 
property and possessing a 
firearm as a convicted lelon. 

Elections • Races 
more uncertain than 
many states. Predict 
becoming n 

concerning the possibility of ;i 
Republican takeover in one if 
not both houses of Congress. 

Los Angeles - The jury selec- 
tion in the OJ. Simpson trial 

Rwanda - Those who planned 
earlier massacres o( thousands 
of Rwandans are now terroriz- 
ing and killing those in the 
refugee camps. 

Zach Wamp 



Against government control of the system, 

Supports medical savings accounts to reward those who stay 

healthy and don't abuse the system. 

Federal Spending 

Supports line-item veto. 


No Congressional exemption from laws. 

Campaign reform legislation that limits the role of PAC's (political 

Congress should be treated like the military — no perks, military 

pay, military housing. 

Pledges to serve no more than 12 years in the House of Representa- 

Crime & Justice 

Supports death penalty. 

Against gun control — supports a "felon only" policy where only 
felons are not allowed to own guns. 

Keep out local chip mills and clean up the Tennessee River discour- 
aging the use of herbicides in the river. 

Promotes the right to home school. 
Supports freedom ol choice concerning public schools. 
State and local governments should be in control of the school 
systems, not the federal government. 

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cent political 
ads caused 
you to think 
positive or 
about the 
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Southern Accent 


November 4, 1994 

"You don't believe me? I'm 
telling you she is OK." At that 
point I concluded 1 was a wasth 
my time. I went to the Academi 
Dean (his boss) and asked for 




"You're here to register for 

classes, right?" 

"Yes sir. They tell me you are m> 


"OK. Let's get started. You will 

no doubt need to take some 

math. How was your math ACT 

"Well, not too bad." 
"What was it, specifically?" 
"Under the terms of a new law 
that was just passed, I don't 
have to tell you." 
"Oh, really." 

Now, before you get all 
excited (and happy), let me 
assure you that no such law 
exists (at least, not that I know 
about). It would be rather diffi- 
cult to advise a student on what 
classes to take if evidence of 
past education (or lack of it) 
were withheld from the teacher. 

I once had to function under 
those conditions. In Nigeria at 
the Adventist Seminary of West 
Africa, where I was chair of 
Math/Science Department, we 
had a registrar at one time that 
decided that teachers should not 
have access to student tran- 
scripts. We had to advise stu- 
dents without knowing what 
grades they had in which 
classes. I asked him about a 
certain biology major and all he 
would say was, "She's OK." 

When someone is trying to 
hide truth, it makes us question 
how fair they are being. 

A few months ago, Jeris 
Bragan was tried the second 
time for a murder which he 
allegedly committed many years 
ago. The state of Tennessee had 
convicted him the first time 
largely on the basis of perjured 
testimony. A federal judge later 
ordered his release from prison. 
In the second trial, a lot of 
crucial evidence was withheld 
from the jury. Part of the testi- 
mony of a medical expert was 
withheld from the jury. A book 
that Bragan had written while in 
prison was introduced as evi- 
dence but only after part of it 
was removed. What was the 
state trying to hide? 

I do not know if Mr. Bragan is 
guilty or not. I do know that 
when anyone, like my Nigerian 
registrar friend, does not allow 
people to look at all the evi- 
dence, it looks highly suspicious. 

A few years ago, communist 
bashing was big. We liked to tell 
jokes about sham trials in the 
USSR — the accused was guilty 
before the trial began. Have we 
outdone the communists? We 
claim to believe in "liberty and 
justice for all." Sometimes I 
wonder if this has just become 
an empty motto. Do we really 
believe in justice for all our 
citizens? That is a serious ques- 
tion needing an honest answer 
by certain people that are in- 
volved in the criminal justice 

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guy with an exploding grin. 
He just looks like he'd be a fun 
person to know. 

He's the grooviest teacher 
ever had," said Sophomore 
Wendy Campbell. "He's so laid 
back and has a great sense of 
jr. When you talk to him 
:an tell he's genuinely 
interested in what you're 

Saldafia attended Southern 
College back when it was 
Southern Missionary College. 

iid he was "fresh out of the 

joined the Air Force 
during the Vietnam Era," said 
Saldaha. "I was in communica- 
tion, trained in electronics. 
When I graduated from my 
pecial school, I was sent to . 
West Berlin. One of my first 
assignments included Sabbath 
work. Up until that point, I 
hadn't had any Sabbath obser- 

i problems. I refused to 
work and was placed under 
house arrest. The charges were 
conspiracy and fraud. 

After a year of litigation, 
my Lord delivered me. General 
Westmoreland ruled on my 

case and gave 

ne an Honorable 


When Salda 

na first came to 

Southern, he w 

is a Theology 

major with a m 

nor in Art. He 

wanted to serv 

God as a 

Treacher in ret 

jrn for all that 

God had done for him. One day 
his art teacher asked him if 
he'd ever thought about 
"preaching from somewhere 
other than a pulpit." 

"After giving it some 
thought," said Saldaha, "1 
changed my major to art. Since 
then, I've had the opportunity 
to preach from an art easel 
instead of a pulpit. 

It was a long time after his 
Southern days that Saldafia 
became interested in comput- 
ers. Advertising agencies 
began asking if he knew how to 
use a computer in his design- 
ing. "I did not know how," said 
Saldaha. "It was either 'get on 
the train or be left behind.' I 
got on." 

Saldana's official title is 
assistant professor of art. This 
is his first year at Southern. 
According to his students he's 
doing an excellent job. "He gets 
us to think on our own, while 
giving us suggestions on how 
to accomplish our tasks," said 
Greg Rice. 

"He is a strong Christian 
which is evident in his teach- 
ing," said Rice. "In the projects 
that he gives us he only wants 
us to show the good in things, 
or the love of God. He doesn't 
believe in creating anything 
evil or hateful." 

As for what Saldafia thinks 
of his students — "I think SC 
and the students are great!" he 
said. "This is like coming home 
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by Phillip Fong 

Has O.J. Simpson's image been tarnished since his arrest for 
murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman? Whether 
proven guilty or innocent, the American people feelthat it is. 
In a recent Newsweek poll, 80 percent felt that Simpson's 
image has been tarnished, while only 12 percent felt that it was 
not. f have to agree with the 80 percent of the people who felt 
that his image has been tarnished. No matter what Simpson did 
on the football field, his arrest for the murders has definitely 
tarnished this sports hero's image. To think that his image has 
not been tarnished is to think that Pete Rose never gambled and 
lied to the IRS. 

Once a person achieves a hero type status, he or she must be 
careful what they do and who they associate with, because 
anything that they do remotely wrong will be scrutinized by the 
public, thus tarnishing his or her image. 

O.J. the athlete was in a tradition of Larry Bird, Magic 
Johnson, Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth and many others beloved by 
millions of Americans. None were expected or allowed to be 
ordinary people. These people are not only looked upon as 
sports hero's, but as role models to millions of people, especially 
children. So this is why they should be careful what they do 
because suspicion of any involvement in wrongdoing will in- 
stantly tarnish the Image that they have built. 


Southern offers many sports options for many different kinds of 
people. Intermural football has been very popular for both men 

Has OJ Simpson's sports image been 
tarnished since the trial began? 

Yes . . . 56% 

No . . . 28% 

Who cares?... 16% 







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Reggie Brown displays his masterful football skills in a game 
last week. What a great stress release! 

I November 4, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Just to Know Him gets personal 

by Jeane Hernandez 

not how big Southern 
tollege is, but how small it feels, 
imeone knows your name 
nd knows you personally," says 
key Descalso, coordinator ol Jus! 
o Know Him in the boy's dorm. 
Just to Know Him are small 
Kroups in the dorms where 

udents come together to share 

[ and study the Bible. It began 

ng week of prayer with sign- 

I ups and currently there are ten 
groups in the boy's dorm coordi- 
nated by Rey Descalso, and 

I fourteen groups in the girl's 

[ dorm coordinated by Janice Kim 
Theymeet on different nights of 

| the week to fit student's sched- 

"Most ministries are out- 
I reaches. Just to Know Him is an 
inreach," said Descalso. The 
whole idea is to bring people 
together and bring people to 
| Christ." 

Anna May Warner joined 
"...because I enjoy close-knit, 

personal prayer and it's nice to 
know there are other people you 
can talk to about spiritual 

Descalso says he's received 
phone calls from people who 
aren't students that are trying to 
become part of a group. Second 
semester, they hope to have 
each small group do an outreach 

;ilong with being a 
small Bible study 
group. This semes- 
ter there will be 
afterglows for those 
involved in groups. 

Being a leader and 
part ol a small group 
"is a mid-week re- 
focus," says Pam 
Mashburn, "It 
helps me re-focus on 
God and on what's 

Descalso has seen people 
grow in a small group. "Basically, 
1 learned the power of Christian 
fellowship and the power ol the 
Word to change lives." He adds, 
"It's not about passing each 
other on the sidewalks, saying 
hello and not caring. It's about 
building relationships with each 

"There's nothing like a 
Christian bond. People become 
friends through a common 
bond," says Kim, "and Christ is 
the strongest common bond to 

Ron Springettto train Russians 

the message of Jesus and educa- 
tion. Russia has no Adventist 
college and only one seminary in 
the Zaosky, Tula Region. The lay 
people do all the work in their 

Russia is a poor country. 
They sell furniture to be able to 
buy a pair of shoes. They're in 
great need of spiritual and 
physical education. 

Dr. Ron Springett and his 
translator, Oleg Predoliak, will 
be leaving for Russia December 
19, 1994, on a two-week trip. 
Their destination is Rostov 
where they will be teaching the 
New Testament to the elders, 

helping train them to be pastors. 

"We want to help these 
people. We hope they will go on 
to be pastors. We want to help 
them achieve that goal," said Dr. 
Ron Springett. professor of 

About 150 people are travel- 
ing long distances to hear Dr. 
Springett's teachings. "I'm not 
looking forward to the 36-hour 
trip, but I am looking forward to 
the teachings." 

The people of Russia are 
eager to listen to teachers and 
eager to study the word of God. 

"1 don't really know what I'm 
going to walk into, but that's part 
of the challenge of developing 
countries," said Dr. Springett. 

Did your parents let you trick-or- 

Yes . . . 66% 
No . . . 34% 

Thought for the day: 


"You're blessed when you're at the end of your rope. 
With less of you, there is more of God and his rule. 

You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most 
dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One 
most dear to you. 

You're blessed when you're content with just who you 
are- no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourself 
a proud owner of everything that can't be bought. 

You're blessed when you've worked up a good appe- 
tite for God. He's food and drink from the best meal you'll 

You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 
'care-full,' you find yourselves cared for. 

You're blessed when you get your inside world- your 
mind and heart- put right. Then you can see God in the 
outside world. 

You're blessed when you can show people how to 
cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you 
discover who you really are, and your place in God's 

You're blessed when your commitment to God pro- 
vokes persecution. The persecution drives you even 
deeper into God's kingdom. 

Not only that- count yourselves blessed every time 
people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about 
you to discredit Me. What it means is that the truth is too 
close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be 
glad when that happens- give a cheer, even!- for though 
they don't like it, I do! And all heaven applauds." 

—Matthew 5:3-12 (The Message Bible) 

Kids find connections at Southern 

by Jeane Hernandez 

"My big brother is somebody 
I can be with, somebody I can 
talk to, and somebody fun," said 
twelve year-old Aaron Warner. 

Kid's Connection is a minis- 
try on campus designed to meet 
the needs of kids like these. "A 
number of kids In our commu- 
nity for a number of reasons 
don't have a significant male of 
female role model," said Sharon 
Jaanini, coordinator of the 
program, "and it's very Impor- 
tant in the emotional and overall 
development of a child, and In 
the picture they have of God." 

Applications were filled out 
and matched with interest. 
References were checked, and 
college students screened. And 
the day finally arrived for the 
kids to meet their big brother or 
big sister. College students 
waited with anticipation for the 
kids to arrive. "I've never done 
this before," saidTom Goddard. 

"I know this is going to be a 
growing experience for me too," 
said Tonya Sterner. 

The first meeting began with 
Family night, October 26, where 
the kids met and ate with their 
big brother or sister, and contin- 

ued to another room where they 
sang songs and played games. In 
one of the games, the kids were 
told to draw a picture of their big 
brother or sister. When it came 
time for Southern students to 
draw, many stick figures were 

"I thought the kids would be 
shy! but everyone clicked," said 
student coordinator Jennifer 
Gravel. "It did not seem like a 
first meeting. I can tell this is 
going to be a really good year." 

Students involvement in the 
program Include doing activities 
with their kids twice a month, 
and calling them once a week. "I 
wanted to be involved and this 
was something I knew I would 
enjoy. In my family, I'm a little 
brother and I know the value of 
having someone older." said 
Junior Michael Meliti. 

There are a dozen kids in the 
program right now and forty 
applications from college stu- 
dents. As more children sign up, 
they will bejnatched with stu- 
dents. Other students will be 
notified of possible children's 
ministries they can be involved 

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November 4, 1994 I 

»^> Foreign Affairs 

Miracles are happening 
with God every day 

by Tami Eurch 

"Tracy, Tracy, wake up! You 
aren't going to believe it!" I was 
so excited I had to tell someone. 
My half asleep roommate looked 
at me in total disbelief. She 
couldn'l believe that I was so 
excited over a letter. 

"They did it! They made 
their committment to Jesus! 
Tracy, they were baptized!" By 
this time there were tears in my 
eyes and I couldn't contain my 

My poor roommate was now 
fully awake and confused. "What 
are you talking about?" 

"Three of my friends from 
Ebeye were baptized in Septem- 
ber. Tracy, isn't that the greatest 
news ever!? Praise God. for the 
teachers and the pastor who 
didn't let my friends drift away." 


letter I recieved a few weeks ago 
when I found out that three of 
the students from Ebeye SDA 
school had been baptized after 
an evangalistic series that was 

There are two things that I 
never forgot from the student 

years ago. 

First was 'be adaptable.' I 
soon learned that this meant 'be 
willing to do what ever is asked 

of you, even if it isn't 
what you signed up to 
do.' It's true that once 
you get there ,you 
find out that you will 
be doing alot more 

pected. But it's worth 
it, because it all adds 
to your total mission 

The second thing 
was that I was planting 
Jesus seeds and 
nurturing those planted 
from the missionaries 
before me. I remember being 
told that I might not be around 
to watch the seeds that I planted 
sprout. I found out that this 
meant I was introducing people 
to Jesus. Christ was working 
through me to help my students 
start or continue a relationship 
with Him. I shouldn't be discour- 
aged because they didn't accept 
Him right away and want to be 
an Adventist .because it takes 
time. It could very easily be the 

two years after I left,, that wit- 
ness the moment when 'my 
students' decide to accept Him. 

However, I had the unique 
opportunity last year of seeing 
Christ work in several of the 
lives of my students and friends. 

I also saw many of them strug- 
gling, trying to make the decision 
to follow Christ. During my year 
on Ebeye we did many things to 
help the students and their 
families start or continue to 
grow in Jesus. We had the usual 
Bible classes, weeks of prayer, 
vespers, prayer meetings and 
Sabbath school and church. 

Sophomore Kevin Becker, 
and Glenn Alegre, (from PUQ 
started a weekly Bible study 
where they sang and prayed and 
studied with a small group of 
students. They helped bridge the 
gap between many the religions 
our students were involved with 
and dicussed issues that were 
important to the the kids.The 
Lord really blessed this, because 
there were several students who 
always came and seemed open- 
minded to the topics being 

In the spring of 1 994, a few of 
our students decided to surrei 
der their lives to Christ in bap 
tism. That was a Sabbath that 
will never forget. Listening to 
their testimonies about how God 
had worked in their lives and 
changed their hearts, made 
every minute 1 spent on the 
island worth it. I was able to 
witness the answer to not only 
my prayers, but I'm sure the 
prayers of many past 

This last fall the new teach- 
ers were able to share the same 
kind < if joy when 1 1 more of the 
students were baptized. 

The-Bible says that all of 
heaven rejoices over the 
repentence of one sinner. If the 
angels in heaven were rejoicing 
half as much as I was, there was 
some major celebrating goingfli 
in heaven that day! 

Call-bookfair attracts students 

by Jessica Leet 

This year's call-book fair 
displayed sites and sounds of 
many cultures. It sparked the 
interest of 37 prospective stu- 

The theme of the fair was 
"The world" is open to you." 
Between 250-300 students and 
visitors came to see the call 
book fair to explore their oppor- 

There are 462 calls through- 
out the Adventist divisions for 

3, Adventist frontier 

volunteers, and Adventist World 

Currently, there are 65 
students in 24 different coun- 
tries. There are also 92 students 
on campus this year that served 
as student missionaries (SM)or 
task force (TF) volunteers. 'They 
are the group from our mission 
club who supports the mission- 
aries out there now," said 
Sherrie Norton, SM/TF coordina- 

te two gentlemen on the left seem a bit skeptical of the hatted 
character on the right. Despite their doubts, they were avid 
listeners at the call-book fair. 

J If you have any good pictures that you want all of 
I Happy Valley to see, drop them by the Accent of- 
; fice. Be sure to include the names, dates, places, 
I and events of everything in the pictures! We're 
■ looking forward to seeing what you've got. 

Which season is your favorite? 

Fall . . . 53% 
Spring . . . 17% 

November 4, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Cultural enrichment is a viable 
option for Chattanooga dating 

by Tony Barkley 

As the weather turns cold 
:re in Chattanooga, the cultural 
Ilimate heats up. Our city, which 
Tanks 8th in the nation in per 
ppita giving for the arts, offers a 
cultural environment for 
Rreryone from the casual ob- 
er to the ardent participant. 
is the outdoor attractions 
? down for the winter, you 
want to check out what 
e places have to offer: 

heater, Music, and Dance 

most popular spots for 
berformances in the Chatta- 
nooga area are the Tivoli 
f heater; (757-5050) and Memo- 
rial Auditorium (757-5042). As 
iin performance halls in 
Ithe city, both theaters host a 
wide variety of well-known art 
[groups. Call for a listing of 
ents scheduled for November 

The Chattanooga Little 
[Theater, the Backstage Dinner 
Playhouse, the Signal 
Mountain. Playhouse. These 
egional theaters offer a variety 
lot locally produced 
performances year-round. 

The Dance Theater Work- 
shop, the Chattanooga Ballet, 
Allegro Dance Theater 
■and Ballet Tennessee, feature 
| performances, sponsor lectures 

• The Chattanooga Boys' 
Choir's annual performance 
"The Singing Christmas 
Tree" is a seasonal favorite. 

• Hunter Museum of Art (267- 
0968) offers one of the larg- 
est and finest collections of 

American art in the Southeast. 

• Chattanooga African-Ameri- 
can Heritage Museum (267-1076) 
has African artifacts, a refer- 
ence library, and memorabilia of 
generations from the past. 

• Swift-Siskin Museum Of 
Religious And Ceremonial Art 
(265-3491) is the largest mu- 
seum of religious artifacts in the 
country. Enjoy viewing handwrit- 
ten scrolls, hand-carved ivory, 
and other items that pertain to 
all religions. 

Cut this list out and save for 
quick reference. For a more 
detailed list of places and events 
call the Chattanooga Convention 
& Visitors Bureau at (756-8687). 

NEXT ISSUE: Some really cool 
dates that people have told me 

CLOSE TO HOME jOhn Mcpherson 


Student Perspective 

What to Say? 

I'm sitting at my computer 
trying to think of what to write 
about. I do realize that I don't 
want to write about a com- 
plaint. Oh, 1 could think of a 
few, such as campus safety, but 
we won't go into that! 
I do want to write about some- 
thing positive. I'm thinking.... 
"What is positive in my life 
ri^iit nowV" This doesn't take 
as long as my decision on what 
to write about. I've prepared a 
list to share. 

1. 1 am getting married in 
December to a lovely woman. 
2. 1 have a wonderful family 
that loves me. 

3. 1 have many caring friends 
both at and away from South- 

4. 1 go to a Christian school 
where I feel safe to live and 

5. I have several jobs that keep 
me busy and help me to spend 

my spare time profitably, 
6. 1 have a God that willingly 
(and frequently) forgives me fo 
my mistakes. 

1 feel encouraged after mak- 
ing this list. Life at Southern is 
so busy that 1 hardly ever have 
time to just sit and reflect. Thi: 
column has made me take the 
time to reflect on what makes m> 
life enjoyable, 1 plan to concei 
trate on the positives in life 
instead of the drudgeries thai 
always bring mr down. Try It 
and see If It works (or you! 

Ifyouhaveaquestion, comment, or opinion about something 
you read in the Accent, then tell us about itl Bring your letters 
(no more than 150 words, please) to the Accent office. 

"While you're at H. get me a cheeseburger. 
a large order of fires, and chocolate shake." 

This week's best and worst on campus 

— The renovated fountains on the upper prom- 
enade . . . and now for some goldfish! 

— Russell Cook will recover from his injuries . . . 
the speed and efficiency in which Life Force 
took care of him. 

— The arrival of Fall. 


— That the campus closes at 1 1 p.m. when many 
students have GPA or senior priveledges until 
12 or 1 a.m. 

— Cook's cafeteria fall. 


Southern Accent 


f 4, 1994! 

Homecoming dominated 
weekend activities on campus 

by Allison Titus 

The theme "Go Ye Into Ail 
the World" dominated the 
Alumni Homecoming, Oct. 28-30. 
The weekend focused on the 
missionaries sent out by South- 
ern College to do God's work. 

The Friday vespers featured 
a Mission Pageant with Ken 
Rogers, 78, as Master of Ceremo- 
nies. Missionaries from countries 
including Korea, Brazil, Russia, 
Africa, and Indonesia were 
introduced. Many of the partici- 
pants wore costumes from their 
mission country. 

During this "parade" as Dr. 
I ion Sahly referred to the 
evening, Marcella Ashlock was 
awarded the Distinguished 
Service Award for her 32 years of 
mission work and service to 
Southern College. 

Jim Ashlock calculated that 
the Alumni represented a total of 
2,380 years of mission work, and 
at present Southern College had 
65 student missionaries and task 
force workers in 26 different 

I believe," said 
Rogers, "that this church is in 
good hands." 

Sabbath consisted of church 
services, an afternoon concert, 
and honor class and departmen- 
tal reunions. 

David Smith, chairman of the 
English and Speech Department, 
spoke for the early church 
service, and Al McClure, '54, 
gave the second service mes- 
sage. Wilma McClarty, Professor 
of English, held the lesson study. 
Students in the Southern Singers 
and Southern College Symphony 
Orchestra performed for both 
services. Young Alumnus of the 
Year-Lars Gustavson, 79, Alum- 
nus of the Year-William Phillips, 
'63, and Distinguished Service 
Award-Joe Crews, '44 winners 
were announced during Alumni 
Recognition between services. 

James Hickman, '48, earned 
the honor of having the new 
Southern Science Complex 
named after him for his contribu- 
tions to the school. 

Senate Spot 

Laundry, cards, curfewdiscussed 

by Allison Titus 

The Senate meeting on October 24, focused mainly on laun- 
dry prices, though other topics were discussed. 

Senator Thomas Knoll presented solutions to the laundry 
issue. Knoll and Helen Duricliek, Associate VP for Finance, 
developed a plan whereby each 30 minute dryer will dry for 45 
minutes, "If this does not solve the problem, " Knoll said, "Mrs. 
Duricliek will look into getting new equipment." 

Senator Jason Liu informed the Senate that unless students 
go on a debit card system, charging at the Village Market is not 
;i possibility. On a debit card system, students pay up front for 
the card, then their charges are deducted. Though in theory a 
good idea, Dr. Bill Wohlers said, "The first time they (students) 
go into the cafeteria and find out they don't have enough money 
on their card for dinner, they'll be thrilled." 

Senator Avery McDougle reported to the Senate on curfew 
hour changes. "We are trying to gain the support of the deans," 
McDougle said, "before taking the proposal to faculty." 

In addition to reunions, alumni weekend provided an opportu ' I 
ty to honor those with foreign mission service. 

I Left My Heart In 

As a public service, I believe 
it's time this column devoted 

ignition to an important 
part of our Southern College 
Family. Yes, I'm talking about 

Northern neighbors. 
You: All right! He's going to 
mention Kentucky! 
Me: No, further north. 
You: Michigan? 
Me: Further. 

You: Hey, hash-for-brains, 
nothing can live that far north! 
Au contraire. Quietly living 
their lives sewing maple 
jes for clothes, enjoying 
tribal competition in a game 
called haw-kee, and destined to 
become our 51st state, we find 
the Canadians. There are a lot 
jsons to be thankful that 
Canada is our gentle giant to 
the north. We get Wayne 
Gretzky. They get to have the 
Arctic Circle. And most impor- 
tantly, where else could our 
draft dodgers go and still enjoy 

Canada's history is rich and 
varied, which are two helpful 
terms to use when we don't 
have the slightest idea what's 
happening up there. However, 
research has found that their 
4th of July is on the 1st of July, 
which makes you wonder why 
they are three days off. Also, 

i it came to independence, 
they would have loved to join 
the American colonialists, but 
when they threw theirtea out, 
the harbor was frozen as usual. 
The British just skated over and 

swept the whole thing up but 
they decreed, as punishment, 
that from that day forward, all 
signs in Canada would have t< 
be in English and French. Even 
worse, they couldn't use "milt 
anymore, but "kilometers". 
Angry, Canadian kids would 
tease British colonial kids, but 
not with great results: "You're 
father wears a wig and ruffled 
stockings'" I'm sorry, old boy, 
you're thinking of my uncle. My 
father wears high heels." 

Canadians, we found, would 
appreciate it if you would ignore I 
mentioning the weather. Some 
will get indignant and remind 
you that they have all seen the 
sun while growing up, pretty 
much. They get real smug: "Big 
thing in the sky, right?" However, 
it is because of the weather that 
Canadian money has birds on it. 
Famous people in Canada are so 
bundled up all year that no one 
knows what they look like, so 
they said "Hey! Let's put ducks 
on the money! We know what 
they look like!" The only excep- 
tion is the Queen of England, 
who is on Canadian money as 
result of another British decree. 
This act inspired George Wash- 
ington to further patriotic duty. 
as he was heard to utter those 
famous words: "Boy, I'd better 

i this 


the dollar bill." 

Canada is a great place t 
visit if you like donut shops 
paying taxes. You have 


at every turn. A pack of gum wW 
cost you 50 cents but you have 
to dole out $16.74 in taxes. This 
is to finance their Free Health 
Care Program. "You crazy Ameri- 
cans don't know how good w 
have it back there! " They shout 
from their moving trucks a 
cross the border. "Say. got any 

That wraps up today's hi 
tory lesson. As the famous 
Canadian prime minister Mich* 8 | 
J. Fox. once said: "FrereJacaues 
parlevvoo croissant", which 
means- "Hey, has anyone se< 
the Stanley Cup?" 


Big Frog Mountain 

Located in ilk' beautiful Cherokee »'" ' 
Nationalities!. Hig [jog wilderness area (\ 
is a nature lover's heaven. This v/ii- «. 
secluded land is brimming with wildlife. '/>''' >_Z^ ' 
From the fish you car see in the crystal clear ' v^ 
water, to the pileated woodpeckers who seem to be in abundance filling the 
forest with their screams. The winding trails that cross streams and meander 
through thick Rliodendron and Hemlock forests are wonderfully peaceful and 

The Big Creek campground ai niarkei tiM is ,1 wonderful group camp- 
ground with easy access to water and firewood tsorn no bath house). There 
is plenty of lent space and parking, or i I von warn to backpack, [he trail is about 
three hours to the mountain lop w ith campsites along the way. 

Directions: Take highway 1 \/M to the lnghwa> <>4 h\pjss which circles 
Cleveland. Head north approximate^ :> miles and e\n on highway o-l/Ocoee. 
Now follow along the Ocoee to power station #2 i this is the one with the large 
green water tanks at the top of the mountain ). Turn right and cross the Ocoee 
on a narrow bridge Take the gra\ el road marked Slyco, and follow this about 
eight miles In Big Creek 01 trail "oX This is.i well marked camping area great 
for group base camping. 

The big frog mountain I rail head, for backpackers or Inkers, is behind the 


Blue Sky Falling captured the audience at the Promenade 
party. Nice fanny shots, eh girls? 

They did the Promenade Crawl 

by Nicole Jones 

Tired and stressed students 
gathered in front of Hackman 
Hall Wednesday and ate, 
laughed, competed, and did the 
Watermelon... .no.... the Prom- 
enade Crawl. 

The ever famous Elvis, Wil 
Labrenze, and his band Blue Sky 
Falling, entertained with all sorts 
of music, from Bluegrass to 
famous Elvis hits. 

Some students relaxed on the 
lawn while the energetic sort 
hammed up the party, stuffing 
their faces with pumpkin pie as 
quickly as they could. Joe 
Jimenez won first place and 
more food...a candybar. 

Everyone finished off chili 

dogs, brownies, and apple cider 
while a few groups grabbed a 
pumpkin and carved away 
hoping for a work of art or at 
least the cash prize. 

Lady Ramsey's group won 
first place. "The party was a 
good change of pace from 
studying, "said Carrie Patterson. 
And all of the girls thought Elvis 
was hot when he sang." 

The party wound down with a 
few games of Dizzy izzy and 
other relay races. "The party 
was kind of low key but when 
Southern students get together 
we're going to have fun no 
matter what we do," said Allison 

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Friday, November 4 

•Vespers with Jose Rojas 
•Sunset 5:44 

Saturday, November 5 

•Church service 
•Evensong 5:30 

Sunday, November 6 

•International Food Fair, 

12-6, church fellowship 


•Meeting, 7 p.m., Windy 

Cockrell/Juan Rodriguez 

Monday, November 7 

•Meeting, 7 p.m., Jackie 
James/Eileen Ramos 

Tuesday, November 8 

•Assembly, 1 1 a.m., Rey 
Descalso/Luenda Corkum 
•Meeting, 7 p.m., Doug 

Wednesday, November 9 

•SA chips ahoy 
•Meeting, 7 p.m., Ken 
Norton/Sheila Bennet 

Coming Events 

Thursday, November 10 

•Assembly, 1 1 a.m., Des- 
tiny drama 

•Meeting, 7 p.m., John 
Bullock/ Alex Alonso 

Friday, November 11 

•Vespers with Rodney 


•Sunset 5:38 

Saturday, November 12 

•Church service with 
Brennon Kirstein 
•Evensong 5:30 
•SC Symphony concert 

Tuesday, November 15 

•Philadelphia Brass, 8 


in the church (double 


Thursday, November 17 

•Assembly, 11 a.m., SA 

Friday, November 18 

•Vespers, 'Where He 


•Sunset 5:34 


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Southern College 
P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TN 



^^T ^^^r Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists 

Official Student Newspaper 
Ivolume 50, Issue 6 '"76e tutfaldut? oj ohvuCi ^Cue^ k^/it, " TDnittti. t t9:t30 November 18, 1994 

Personal testimonies 
influenced students 

|by Allison Titus 

Posters of Uncle Sam, sol- 
Idierswith guns, battlefields, and 

a wooden cross drew student's 
I attentions to the platform during 
I the November 6-1 1 Student Week 
Of Spiritual Emphasis. Twelve 
students from different majors 
I gave personal testimonies and 
f stories based on the theme "The 
e Belongs To The Lord." 
The speakers spoke words of 
encouragement and urged the 
students to allow the Lord to 

>ver in their earthly 

"Though often tempted, 
i tormented, and discouraged," 
' said Monday night speaker 
Jackie James. "Don't give up, 
you're heaven bound." 

Freshman Michael Vahn was 
impressed byTaris Gonzales' 

presentation. "I liked her extra 
music and the special effects." 

However, students had 
mixed reactions to the special 
week. Sophomore Stephanie 
Gulkesaid, "I liked [Week of 
Spiritual Emphasis], but it didn't 

Whereas, Freshman Evie 
Nogales said, "I enjoyed it. I 
really felt blessed by it all." She 
admits, "I was struggling that 
week and the message came at 
the right time." 

"I always get more out of 
Student Week of Prayer than 
regular Weeks of Prayer," said 
Junior Sonia Perez. "It's nice to 
see the conviction of Jesus 
Christ in young people because 
thay are the ones who will reach 
the youth." 

Secret families wrap up 

The friendships wili last forever 

by Jessica Leet 

The secret families program 
has brightened the days of SC 
students and kindled friend- 

The deaconesses began the 
program last year as an outreach 
program to let the SC students 
know the Collegedale Church 
cares for them. Students, who 

nterested in getting in- 
volved, signed up in their dorms 
and filled out questionnaires 
about themselves and things 
they like. Church families 
adopted students by drawing 
their names at random. 

Each week the families would 
leave care packages filled with 
assorted goodies for their stu- 
dents. The families greatly 
appreciated the thank you notes. 

The program ran for six 
weeks. 3(52 students were 
adopted this year. 

November 13 was the secret 
families pizza party, held in the 

fellowship hall and atrium at the 
Collegedale Church. The pro- 
gram was directed by Pastor 
Wright and Elder Litchfield. 

The families wore name tags 
containing their name and their 
students names. The students 
wore tags containing only their 
name. Then they each anxiously 
searched for the other. When 
finally meeting, many friendships 
were sparked. 

"I am so lucky that the young 
man I got last year is helping me 
now with my lawn. I'm afso 
thankful for the friendship that 
we have formed," said an elderly 
lady of the church. 

This program has touched 
the lives of the young and the 
young at heart. 

"Our desire is to make a 
difference in a young persons 
life, show them we care, and 
help them to love the Lord 
more," said Cora Stanley, coordi- 
nator of secret families. 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2-3 
News p. 4 - 5 
Election News p. 6 

World News p. 7 
Features p. 8 - 9 
Sports p. 10 

Religion p. 11 
Foreign Affairs p. 12 
Lifestyles p. 13- 16 

Southern Accent 


November 18, 1994 

Campus Notes 

Internet: World Wide Web is the newest feature available 
on our system. It can be used with graphic-oriented Mosaic 
software in the Journalism lab, and with Lynx from INTER- 
NET station. 

The Village Market will be having a Thanksgiving sale 
that will place lower prices on all Thanksgiving day items 
such as yams and smoked turkey. 

Plant Services has been working on the Campus Kitchen's 
new loading dock. The new dock will feature a handicap 

The Grounds Department has been working on redoing 
White Oak Road near Spalding Elementary School. Part of the 
renovations will include widening the old road. 

The Village Market currently gives jobs to seventy-one 
students of Southern College. Students work as cashiers, and 
stock workers as well as in the produce and bakery depart- 
ments and in the office. 

A new publication called News Break will be published at 
least once a month. The publication is sponsored by the 
Journalism Department and will be edited by freshman 
Jennifer Attaway. 

Dr. Thorne, Associate Dean for Admissions at Loma Linda 
University School of Medicine, was here December 9 to meet 
with Southern's pre-med students. Over dessert of pie and 
ice cream, Dr. Thorne presented the requirements necessary 
for acceptance into medical school and he fielded student's 
questions concerning the medical profession. Dr. Thome's 
visit also included interviews with prospective students 
throughout the week. 

The application deadline for the AHPAT (Allied Health 
Profession Admissions Test) is December 2. For more infor- 
mation, contact the Testing and Counseling Department. 

Four professors from the business department went to an 
accounting workshop trip in Virginia: Dr. Wayne VandeVere, 
Dr. Burt Coolidge, Professor Jim Segar and Assistant Profes- 
sor Melissa Gano. 

Come join Christian-recording artist Vonda Beerman in 
an evening of musical praise Friday night. December 2 at 7:30 
p.m. at the Oollewah SDA Church. Vonda's angelic notes of 
praise have touched the hearts of God's people around the 

A concert will also be given on the campus of South- 
ern College beginning at 5:00 p.m., December 3rd in Acker- 
man Auditorium. Plan for this special time together to close 
the Sabbath. 

Saturday, November 19, is the annual Celebration of 
Thanksgiving at the Collegedale Church. Canned goods and 
food for needy families, commitment cards, and notes of 
thanks will be brought to the front of the church during the 

/ice. Contact Pastor Wright to volunteer in helping dis- 
tribute the food baskets. 

Saturday. November 19. there will be a prayer conference 
at the Collegedale Church in preparation for Net '95. It will 
be broadcast live across North America from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 
p.m. E.S.T. The conference will include inspirational preach- 
ing, praise singing, workshops, prayer and instruction on 
how to organize your church and personal life for a : 
ful prayer ministry. 

The spice of 

There's a lot to be said for 
personality differences. Imagine 
what it would be like if every 
individual on earth was an 
exact clone of you. Some of you 
are saying, "Wouldn't that be 
cool?" But think again. If every- 
one you saw on the sidewalk 
looked exactly like you, every- 
one had your same favorite 
color, everyone walked exactly 
like you, they even sounded 
exactly like you, that would be 

le kind of monotony. 

God had a reason for mak- 

us all different and those 
differences are certainly some- 
thing to celebrate. The human 
race is like an enormous spice 
rack. Everyone has their own 
particular taste, smell, look, and 
effect. When you get just the 
right mix of everyone, the 
resulting casserole is fantastic. 

Unfortunately, from our 
vantage point on earth, we are a 
long way off from that 'splen- 
did' mix. We know God has a 
plan and that we're all heading 

towards that final goal of per . 
feet potpourri. But for now, 
classes, term papers, final 
exams, and teachers are looking 
us in the face and the stress 
mountain is growing a mile a 
minute. Those little differences 
that normally add variety to our 
lives become major stumbling 
blocks when tempers are at 
flame point. 

One roommate wants to 
listen to the music louder than 
the other, friends seem to sing 
along with the radio a little too 
loudly (all you can hear is them, 
more than slightly off tune,) the 
person next to you in class taps 
his/her fingers incessantly on 
the desk, etc. All these little 
idiosyncrasies can add up to 
lots of irritation. At this point, a 
break is necessary in order to 
get away for awhile. 

This is where Thanksgiving 
holiday enters the picture, at 
the time when stress levels are 
rising, tempers are becoming 
short, and patience is wearing 
thin. We can all go home, away 
from each other and school for 
awhile, and relax. It's time to sit 
back and do absolutely nothing 
but recuperate and gain 
strength for the last haul of the 

Probably one of the biggest 
things to be thankful for right 
now is Thanksgiving break 
itself. AJ1 the spices can scatter 
to their seperate homes and 
rejuvenate themselves. And 
when break is over and every- 
one returns, the spices in the 
rack will blend that much 



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Southern Accent 


Dear Editor, 

The latest issue of the Accent 
(November 4) is embarrassing to 
me and to everyone with whom 
I've talked. It is full of copy errors 
and inconsistencies (see high- 
lighted areas on enclosed copy), 
,i pniit'ssur's name and depart- 
ment is misspelled, there is a 
totally unrelated question for the 
.iiiMvtis yiven on the backpage 
(besides that, the text is run 
together and difficult to read), 
and the pictures are muddy and 
nut of focus. Doesn't anybody 
edit the Accenf anymore? 

But most of all, some of your 
attempts at being funny are 
salacious, sexist and repulsive to 
any thinking Christian. Your 
"breast, leg and thigh" remark 
about Clinton, your "fanny" 
caption, and the Ex-lax quote are 
in the worst possible taste. In all 
the years the Southern Accent has 
been in existence — and I have 
been on the staff read it for many 
years— I've never known it to 
have a trashy tabloid mentality 
until now. Is that what the "offi- 
cial voice of the student body" is 

What is your editorial phi- 
losophy for this instrument, an 
instrument which is, lest you 
forget, not only for students, but 
also for parents, alumni and many 
people who support and care 
about Southern College and 
everything for which it stands? Is 

your purpose to make fun of 
presidents and other countries, 
feature human body parts, to 
insult our intelligence and abuse 
the English language with care- 
lessness and frivolity? 

;eems to me and to many 
other concerned readers that 
taff would do well to sit 
down together and decide what 
>u are all about. 

Barbara Brooks 
Education and Psychology 

Paging All Deans 

Southern College, a great 

place to be!! This is the slogan of 
this very well-established Sev- 
enth-day Adventist College in the 
Tennessee Valley. Great for who, 
is the question that comes to my 
mind when I think of all the 
■"ii'slices that have taken place 
S '"ct-I ai rived here in August of 
1 ' 1 ^-' There are times when the 
""ly -Spirit works on people in 
"><-• financial aid office and they 
80 the extra mile lo help vnu Bui 
""""ally, as a black male or 
female on this campus, there are 
""""-individuals that we have to 
''■■■■'with in the dormitories 
student services, and in classes 
that make you wonder about the 
1 linslian environment that is 
supposed to be provided here at 


There are some rules that have 
been made, and are only to be 
enforced for some people. I know of 
some white females that leave this 
campus almost every weekend and 
go to their boyfriend's houses. Of 
course they put on their leaves that 
they're going to a Doctor's house, 

e all know that they're going to P nalI 'c symbols 

Mr. Clinton's alleged sexual 
impropriety, then It is sad that a 
paper that represents a Christian 
institution should find humor i 
marital infidelity, promiscuity and 
sexual degradation. Adultery U 

3. If "breast, leg and thigh" a 

dicative of 

spend time with the doctor' 
That's OK though because it's a 
staff house. There are others who 
put on both their weekend leaves 
and late leaves that they are going 
to a friend's house right here in 
Collegedale or Chattanooga and 
they are allowed for one reason or 
another. If a black female even 
suggested that she might be any- 
where in the ColIegedaJe/Chatta- 
nooga area, she would be refused 
the opportunity to just get away for 
awhile and relax. She is then forced 
to make up lies about her where- 
abouts even if she was just chillin' 
and having a good Christian time. 
This is not, however, a black and 
white issue. It has a lot to do with 
how well you get along with the 
deans and how well you "kiss up" 
and let them take control of you. 
I know this might sound like 
another scream about how preju- 
dice this place. Whether or not 
Southern College is prejudice is not 
the issue at hand. No, definitely not 
so. This is simply a scream, a 
scream for help to those of author- 
ity to take a long, hard look at 
themselves and the work God has 
given them to do. We. as students, 
are begging you to review the rules 
and the way in which they are 
enforced. We are asking you to 
search your hearts and try to be 
honest with yourselves and maybe 
you will see things from a whole 
new point of view. Until then, I will 
just keep praying and singing my 
song, "I look over Jordan and what 

female parts, then your 
STARMORPHS is particularly 
offensive in its implicit sexualiz- 
ing of women. There is already 
too much of that in our society: 
women are too often character- 
ized as being merely sex objects. 
The paper that is supposed to be 
the voice of our student body 
should be at the vanguard of 
portraying women with respect 
and dignity. 

Humor has its place. From a 
personal view of our world, I 
believe that God has a sense of 
humor. But let us be careful at 
what or WHOM we laugh. The 
object of our humor sometimes 
says more about US than it does 
about IT. The principles espoused 
in Philippians 4:8 definitely apply 
to our jokes: "Finally, brothers, 
whatever is true, whatever is 
right, whatever is pure, whatever 
is lovely, whatever is admirable— 
if anything is excellent or praise- 
worthy—think about such 

Just as healthy food gives nour- 
ishment and strength to our 
bodies, so your editorials sin iuk! 
give Si's students mental nour- 
ishment. It is your responsibility 

did Is 
far ii 

to feed students wholesome stuff. 

Please, quit feeding us food only 
the Lord Jesus coming just nt for pigs. (Oh, yes! I forgot. We 

are pigs, aren't we? At least, that 
^ is what you called us three issues 

ago. Yet, according to the Accent 

Waiting and Hoping 

Dear Editor 

I am writing in response to the 
STARMORPHS feature presented in 
the November 4 issue of your 
paper. 1 applaud the paper for 
recognizing that humor is conta- 
gious and that a good joke can be a 
stress reliever. However, I was 
offended by the "joke" in 
STARMORPHS for the following 

I. Whatever our personal attitudes 

toward Mr. Clinton, he occupies the 

highest office in our nation and that 

office demands respect. Whoever is a Christian campus, and the 

filling that office, for as long as he/ 

she is President, is entitled to the 

respect due that office. 

2. If "breast, leg and thigh" refer to 

adults. Well, which is it?) Your 

editorials need Grade A meat, not 

rancid scrapple. When you write, 

take us to a well-planned, healthy. 

Dear Accent, 

Ihe i .iption under the photo of 
Blue Sky Falling on page 15 of the 
latesl Accent was not necessary. I 
appreciate it at all. This 


"Women shopping is 

how sin entered the 


— One friend, in passing, 

to another who was 

looking into a computer 

shopper magazine. 

"What are you doing 

-A resident at Talge 
front desk. 

"Writing down the num- 
bers for pet stores." 
— The guy writing. 

"What? Trying to find a 
date for Mike [Russell}?" 
-The first guy's as- 

"The best thing in the 
'60s was long hair." 
| — Dr. Lynn Sauls on 
having to get a hair cut. 

"Can't I jus.J pick a 
j — Herb Land werto Dr. 
Joyce after being told he 
had to prick his finger 
for lab that day. 

"I guess because it's a 
feminine noun. I can't 
think of any other rea- 
son why." 

— Dr. Leatherman when 
asked why wisdom is 
referred to as 'her' 


"If the congregation 
sleeps, wake the 

— Ron du Preez on bor- 
ing, dead preachers. 

"1 want my students to 

fear me, not despise 


— Leatherman on the 

upcoming final. 

"Too late." 
— Hebrew class' re- 
sponse to Leatherman. 

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Class broadcasts in China 

by Mikhaile Spence 

"It's basically the two 
courses of the Christian church 
simplified and condensed for the 
lay people in China," said Dr. 
Jack Blanco, head of the religion 
department, of the 'class' he will 
be recording next semester. 

The course, called Introduc- 
tion to Church History, will be 
recorded here in Collegedale, 
then translated and broadcast 
on Adventist World Radio, 
Guam, into China. According to 
Blanco, this is not the first class 
with which this has been done. 
"Over half of the religion 
courses from Southern's Relt- 



While the prospect of trans- 
lating religion courses into 
Chinese may not excite the 
average student, Blanco, along 
with many others, is excited 
about this method as a form of 
evangelism. China is, as a whole, 
closed to typical evangelical 
efforts. The radio broadcasts are 
extremely effective. They reach 
thousands of people and are 
more palatable to the Chinese 
government than traditional 
missionary work. 

Although the class is not 

available for college credit, 
Blanco feels that the education 
of potential pastors and lay 
workers is much more impor- 
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"The rain in Spain.." 
Nine women took their turn 
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l under the stage lights, repeating 

|this line. 

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Nine women practiced their 

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"And in Hartford, Heresford, 

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But only one, in the end, 

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Senior nursing student 
I Wendy Carter was chosen from 

the nine contestants to play the 
lead role of Eliza Doolittle in the 
Music Department's upcoming 
production of My Fair Lady. 

Henry Higgins will be played 
by Junior Scott Huling. Higgins's 
friend Colonel Pickering will be 
played by Senior Vince Romeo. 

"There were lots of talented 
poeple," says Dr. Marvin 
Robertson, Music Department 
chair and co-producer of the 
production. "The difficult part is 
choosing the people we feel will 
ultimately carry the part best." 

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by Christina Hogan 

Nursing professors Mary Ann 
Roberts and Barbara James have 
been granted doctoral study 
leaves, a rarity in the nursing 

Both Roberts and James will 
study at the University of Ala- 
bama at Birmingham. "We'll have 
each other as support," said 
James. Roberts plans to receive 
her doctorate in community 
health. James will study either 
community or adult health. 

James and Roberts feel that 
obtaining their doctorates in 
community health will help them 
in their teaching. "We have to get 
our students out in the commu- 
nity more," said James. 

"Right now the nursing 
department has no doctorally 

James granted 
doctoral study 

prepared nurses," said Roberts. 
As to the reason why, Roberts 
said. "Primarily we [nursing 
department] are women. Men 
have the opportunity to take 
leaves without as many family 
responsibilities as we do." 

James agrees. "Moms don't 
want to take time off to study. 
It's much easier for a male." 
Roberts said the administration 
has been supportive. 

According to James, expecta- 
tions are not as high for nurses 
to obtain doctorates. They are 
only expected to keep current. 

"It's a goal I never thought I'd 
pursue," said Roberts. "1 have 
been looking forward to it." 

James said, "I'm doing it for 
the department and, of course, 
for myself." 

Cook's rehabilitation has 
been difficult but steady 

by Darren Kennedy 

The recent accident involv- 
ing Instructional Media worker 
Russel Cook frightened many. 
Concerned students and faculty 
will be glad to know that he is 
recovering well. 

After extensive surgery to 
the many fractures incurred, 
Cook was given a room to recu- 
perate at Erlanager Medical 

Friday, November 4, he was 
moved to Sisken Hospital where 
he will begin rehabilitation. His 

nfinement to a wheelchai 
been frustrating for him. There is 
a possibility, however, that the 
doctors will let him begin to use 
crutches soon. They are plan- 
ning to assess new x-rays in the 
next day or two. 

Cook's stay at the hospital 
has not been enjoyable, but with 
the help of friends he is learning 
to accept it. He hopes to come 
home as soon as possible. The 
doctors say it will be another 4-6 

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See Election, p. 8 

November 18, 1994 

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W World News 

Ode to 

Last week, two events 
brought about the end of 
political life as we know it: 
the takeover of Congress by 
the Republican party and the 
disclosure of Ronald Reagan's 
Alzheimer's disease. 

It is strange, perhaps 
eerie, that they should hap- 
pen at the same time, the 
beginning of, perhaps, a 
political era and the tragic 
fate dealt a man who helped 
to define the new age of the 

For most of us, born in the 
seventies, Reagan was the 
president of our childhood — 

cently learning about life 
before we began to analyze it 
critically, before we began to 
see its flaws and unfairness, 
before we knew that nothing 
could be as perfect as it 
seemed on the outside. 

A president for our time, 
they say, and 1 have to agree. 
To a mind too young to be 
hardened by Watergate and 
old enough to be inspired by 
k.ulnship, he personified 
charisma and character.. .and I 
loved to hear him speak. 

He was always there. 
Eight years is a long time 
when you're not yet 20. We 
knew no other. He set the 
standard. It is a debateable 
precedent — colored by the 
Iran-Contra scandal and 
George Bush's downward 
spiral. But it is debated by 
analysts, critics, political 
rather leave his memory as it 
is, capsulated in a time when 
America was a place of loyal 
patriotism and fulfilled 

now. I'm more leary of politics, 
empty promises, and impos- 
sible expectations. I've come 
to see change as a natural, 
even positive part of life. 1 
know that no human being 
deserves to be a hero. 

These elections epitomized 
for me the end of expectations 
and giddy triumph. Some 
problems are simply too big to 
be solved, and we have to trust 
that those we've elected will do 
the best they can. I find myself 
wondering what the next ten 
years will bring. How will we 
look back on this part of our 
lives, a time when we are still 
searching for meaning and 
purpose...a time when we are 
still not yet set in our ways. 
And what will be our mark? 
How will we change ami di-fitif 
politics? When our tum 
comes, how will we lead? 
1 have changed. The 
Republican party is no longer 
the answer to all the world's 
problems for me. Education 
and mind-opening have taken 
their toll. But there is some- 
thing to be said for those rose- 
colored glasses. Like your first 
experience with puppy love, 
something you might never 
want to return to but will 
always remember with fond- 

As 1995 begins, an excited 
new group of congress men 
and women will go about 
making history. At the same 
time one who already has, will 
"begin the journey" that is an 
inevitable part of life, as he 
"slips the surly bunds of earth" 
to "touch the face of God." 

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Washington - After a clean G.O.P sweep in both houses of Con- 
gress, Republicans and Democrats are faced with a reversal of 
roles as both Congress and the President discuss resolving 
differences and working together. Immediately following the 
election, Republicans set about stating their agenda which in- 
cludes proposed tax cuts, changing the welfare system, and 
reducing foreign aid. 

Baghdad - In a declaration of the Revolutionary Command Coun- 
cil, Iraq's Saddam Hussein stated that Iraq accepted the "sover- 
eignty of the State of Kuwait, its territorial integrity and political 
independence." This is the first formal recognition since the 
Persian Gulf War four years ago. United States and British diplo- 
mats said this is simply a first step in lifting sanctions against 

Bosnia - The Clinton Administration directed the military to stop 
enforcing the arms embargo against Bosnia last Saturday. This is 
in response to the Congressional vote to cut off funds for em- 
bargo by Nov. 15, 1994, if the Bosnian Serbs had not agreed to a 
peace settlement. 

South Carolina - A mother, Susan V. Smith, confessed to killing 
her two children after a nine day search for possible kidnappers. 
She let her car roll into a lake with the children trapped inside in 
possible response to a love interest who had no interest in the 
children. She is being held in isolation and is charged with two 
counts of murder. 

Chattanooga - Travis and Frances Grayson of Chattanooga won 
the $28 million Lotto Georgia jackpot, the largest jackpot ever 
awarded by the Georgia Lottery. Their address and phone num- 

Ronald Reagan's Letter 

My Fellow Americans, 

I have recently been told that I am one of the millions of Ameri- 
cans who will be afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease. 

Upon learning this news, Nancy and I had to decide whether, as 
private citizens, we would keep this a private matter or whether we 
would make this news known in a public way. 

In the past, Nancy suffered from breast cancer and I had my 
cancer surgeries. We found through our open disclosures v 

able to raise public awareness. We were happy that as a result 
many more people underwent testing. 

They were treated in early stages and able to return to normal, 
healthy lives. 

So now, we feel it is important to share it with you. In opening 
our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this 
condition. Perhaps it will encourage a clearer understanding of the 
individuals and families who are affected by it. 

At the moment, I feel just line. I intend to live the remainder of 
the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always 
done. 1 will continue to share life's journey with my beloved Nancy 
and my family I plan to enjoy the great outdoors and stay in touch 
with my friends and supporters. 

Unfortunately, as Alzheimer's Disease progresses, the family 
often bears a heavy burden. I only wish there was some way I could 
spare Nancy from this painful experience. When the time comes, 1 
am confident that with your help she will face it with faith and 

In closing let me thank you, the American people for giving me 
the great honor of allowing me to serve as your President. When the 
Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the 
greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its 

I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my 
life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn 

Thank you, my friends. May God always bless you. 

Sincerely, Ronald Reagan 

Southern Accent 


Penguins to 


Antarctica, Ross Ice Shelf, 
Penguinville, 5:00 a.m. 

Breakfast-time in 
Penguinville. Hunger pains are 
making the troops restless. 
Soon the whole pack sets off 
for the edge of the ice. Be- 
cause, in Penguinville. no one 
gets breakfast via room ser- 
vice. Breakfast is in the wa- 
ter — waiting to be caught. And 
tlu' penguins are very capable 
of catching it. 

But there is a little prob- 
lem. Besides breakfast, there 
are larger things in that water- 
"things" called leopard seals. 
The seals are also looking for 
breakfast. The problem for the 
[■r.'iiguiiis is, how to catch 
breakfast without being 

Every penguin 
group, standing ur 
the edge of the ice 
Hunger urges them forward; 
the fear of the seal huld.s Hum 

i that 

s hungry. 


back. Eventually, the crowding 
from the back pushes some of 
the front-row into the cold 

Instantly, expectation 
becomes reality. The water - 
turns bright red as each seal 
makes a kill. The rest of the 

penguins jump in and breakfast 
begins for everyone, in one way 
or another. 

Central Georgia, 1-75, speed 
limit: 55 mph., 6:30 p.m. 

The pack is doing 75 mph. 
Every driver is eager to get 
home after a long day at work. 
But every driver in that group 
knows that around some bend 
or behind some bridge is 
lurking one or more smokies, 
waiting to pounce on a speed- 
ing driver. 

Conflicting desires are 
working on those gas pedals. 
The interest in getting home 
pushes the pedal to the metal. 
The fear of the blue lights 
backs it off. 

Suddenly, expectation 
becomes reality — blue lights 
start flashing; one driver bites 
the dust. The rest of the pack 
heaves a collective sigh of 
relief. The smokie can only 
stop one at a time — they hope. 
The moral? There isn't any. 
Just something to think about 
the next time you get stopped. 
You are suffering for the good 
of the rest of the pack. Or to 
put it another way, one dies so 
the rest can go free. At least 
that should make you feel like a 

Katie Lamb, Nursing Department chair, is currently complei 
ng her doctoral dissertation in nursing at the University of 
Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the wife of Ed Lamb, chair of the 
Behavioral Science Department. For the past eighteen years she 
has accompanied him and the ethnic studies group to New 
York. "My fun time is shopping in Chinatown for watches and 
purses," she says. They have two adult chidren. 

Katie is active in community, professional, and church 
e was selected as the 1992 Tennessee Nurses 
District IV, Nurse of the Year. She is a member of 
the Tennessee Nurses Association State Education Committee 
Sabbath morning will find Katie in Cradle Roll II, ages 2 1/2 to 3, 
where she is secretary and plays the piano on occasion. 

She enjoys collecting political and commemorative pins and 
leo depression glass. 

Katie Lamb's satisfaction comes from seeing students 
develop into professional health care providers. 

'My greatest reward of twenty-one years of teaching at 
Southern College came during a recent hospitalization when 1 
had the opportunity to observe nursing care from the client's 
says. "Several of the nurses who cared for me had 
been former students of mine. It was comforting to see them 

ng the role of the care giver. I felt safe in their care. I am 
very proud to say that they represented Southern College's 
standard of excellence." 

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Tami Garner, the Partners at Weill 
the Month crunches for her solid abs. 

Do you know Spanish? 

Do you want a cool job, now? 

Wallace A. Smith Elementary School 

We're looking for a Southern College student to 

be a Spanish instructor for an enrichment 
class. The position starts in January, 1995, and 
involves about 13 hours per week until April. Of 
course, It is a paid position. We'd really like an 
upperclassman with a good Spanish back- 
ground. Other desired qualifications: educa- 
tion classes, camp-style work experience. If you 

are interested, fill out an application in the 
gymn office by November 30. For more informa- 
tion, call Nancy Brock at Ext. 2850. 

Garner: PAW Student of the Month 

much she jogs on Sundays. 

Tammy has been chosen for 
the P.A.W. Student of the Month 
for October. Tammy receives a 
sports bag with the P.A.W. logo 
Congratulations Tammy! 

Don't forget to put in your 
nominations for PAW. student 
of the month for November. 

Tammy Garner is a Senior 
nursing student who greatly 
enjoys exercising and teaching 
aerobics. She teaches aerobics 
at Southern twice a day, Mon- 
day-Friday. If that's not enough 
she is also a substitute at L.A. 
Fitness and the Merc. Tammy 
says she loves to t 

Gym-Masters perform at 
clinic in Keene, Texas 

by Tamara Lowman 

The Gym-Masters attended 
the 1994 Acro-Fest Clinic at 
Southwestern Adventist College 
in Keene, Texas, not only as a 

.. Ted 

Evans, former coach of the Gym- 
Masters, went as the head 
clinician of the group of ten 
team members who demon- 
strated various pyramids. 

The clinic started on Thurs- 
day, November 10, and ended 

on Saturday, November 12, with a 
five minute performance from 
each team. 

During the clinic, each of the 
five college teams and nine 
academy teams rotated to nine 
different stations, one of which 
was taught by Evans. Coach Steve 
Jaecks said, "The team performed 
very well Saturday night and 
received a lot of compliments. We 
accomplished what we wanted to 
at the clinic." 

Indermuehle wins 5th 
straight tennis tournament , 

by Phillip Fong 

Tennis is a sport that re- 
ceives very little attention here 
at Southern. To most, it is a 
boring sport with little action. 
Eric Indermuehle is trying to 
change that. He is the Pete 
Sampras of tennis at Southern 
College. He has won the last 
five tennis tournaments. But 
the most remarkable thing is 
that he never lost a set to an 
opponent during that streach. 

This year he breezed into 

the finals. His opponent was 
Kevin Becker who Eric easily 
defeated in straight sets, 6-3, 64, 
to win his fifth tennis tournament. 
There is good news for ail you 
tennis freaks. Indermuehle wil! 
graduate this year, meaning that 
he will not participate in the 
tennis tournament. That way, 
everyone will have a chance to 
win the tournament next year. 
But my money will be on the 
runner up this year, Kevin 

How would you rate the Accent 
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Good . . . 35% Poor . . . 28% 

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Sunshine, cool breeze, cloudless days, countryside, Christian 
friends, smiling strangers. He died for you... 
Easy to overlook the obvious isn't it? 

Cloudy days, endless rain, misunderstandings, differences, 
tough teachers, you can't see His leading... Hard to see blessings 
n disguise isn't it? 
Why is it that you sometimes wait... 

for the season of Thanksgiving to count your blessings? 

a moment of meditation to pray? 

till you get sick to appreciate good health? 

till you graduate to appreciate learning? 

till you lose something to recognize its value? 

to experience hurt before you see the blessing of forgiveness? 

to be shunned before you accept others? 

for a week of prayer to focus on God more? 

a season of winter to enjoy spring? 

till your lonely to appreciate friends? 

till your a missionary to appreciate different 


till you fight to appreciate being loved? 

for winter to feed the homeless? 

for a divorce to accept differences? 

for committment week to see a need? 

to know you are going to die to appreciate living? 

for a great shaking to arise out of your slumber? 

Why wait till Thanksgiving to count your blessings, for the 
right setting to say '1 love you,' till circumstances are right to 
come to God? Do it now. Give thanks. Praise God.. .Why wait? 

...1 thank God for life, health, a family who loves me and loves 
God, Rodney and his friendship and love, my old, new and poten- 
tial friends at a Christian college, small group Bible studies, 
Koinonia, seasons, genuine smiles, teachers with vision, butter- 
j flies, Sabbaths, strawberries, saxophone lessons, freedom to 

ship, pray and talk to Him anywhere, the fact He made us all 
I different, and that He loves me and sees potential in me. There I 
did it, for today. Why wait? Happy Thanksgiving Southern (and 

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"Give thanks in ail circum- 
stances; for this is the will 
of God in Christ Jesus for 
you. " 
— 1 Thessalonians 5:18 

by Pal ti Johnson 

In this Thanksgiving season, I 
thank God for many things, but I 
especially thank him for the 
trials which He lets me go 
through. 1 don't like having hard 
times, they aren't easy, but the 
trials have helped me to see life 
differently. They have given me a 
whole new attitude in the things 
that I do. 1 have learned how to 
appreciate the good things. But 
the best part of all, is that I don't 
have to face anything in life 
alone, whether it's good or bad because I found a true friend 
through it all who will always be beside me. So, 1 thank God for His 

by Abel Rosario 

Thanksgiving is a great time 
to give gratitude for what God 
gave me in my life. What God has 
given me can be duplicated to 
others. It is gratuitous and very 
special. That is why I want to 
thank God, because He has given 
me the most important people 
on Earth, my parents. 

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by Chris Miller 

At a time when men's theories 
are so highly regarded, what a 
privilege to learn under men who 
hold the Bible supreme; men 
who put Christ at center; and 
who show a personal love and 
interest in the students. The 
religion department of Southern 
College is tops, worldwide. Their 
influence has molded my life 
forever. For this, I am thankful. 
PS. May this have no final bear- 
ing upon my final grades. 


II you are interested in being more involved in your school, 
please call the CARE office at #2724. 

Do you ever take God for 

Yes . . . 85% 
No... 15% 

by Rey Descalso 

Things I love: puppy dog 
breath, my Trek, cold sunny 

days, understanding, smell of 
freshly baked bread, quiet, 
sin^ini! to old people, free 
samples of anything in the mall, 
girls who smile, finding money 
my clothes, calling home, after 
noon naps, raw oats, a girl's 
perfume on my clothes at the 
end of the day, laughing, hide 
and seek with kids, that Jesus i: 
my friend forever! Thank you. 

Southern Accent 

November 18, 1994 

Hr>reicm Attairc 

Japan says 

There are many things in 
this life that we take for 
granted. Two of the major 
things, in my opinion, are the 
way God has led in our lives 
and the friendships we hold. It 

that we realize how much the 
Lord works in our daily lives 
and how much we really need 
our friends. In a recent letter 
sent to the chaplain's office, 
Sophia Peralta, shared some 
of the ways God has led her 
while she has been in Japan 
and how she has formed some 
wonderful friendships with 
the people there. 1 thought I 
would share portions of her 
letter with you. 

Japan has been such a 
learning, growing, and enrich- 
ing experience. God has 
proven that HE is in charge, HE 
does lead, and HE does an- 
swer prayers.C sometimes in 
the most unusual ways.) 

In the beginning, it was 
DIFFICULT! My roommate, 
Hailey and I started a Bible 
study from practically noth- 
ing, built a good rapport with 
the students and church 
members and have made 
many friends NOT connected 
with the Seventh-day Adven- 
tist church. 

Our Saturday night bible 
studies are a blessing to 
everyone. I am overwhelmed 
with gratitude and joy when I 
see the Holy Spirit accom- 
plishing its work. This past 
Saturday night, 1 had planned 
to go over and pray about the 
bible study early. Before I left, 
my roommate made a com- 
ment that normally wouldn't 
have irritated me, but my 
mind started Hooding with 
negative and critical thoughts 
about her. I knew they weren't 
my thoughts and wanted to 
stop them but I couldn't. Then 
1 remembered something I had 
read that morning about how 

evil spirits will put thoughts 
into people's minds which 
people will think are their 
own. 1 went into my room and 
started praying, asking God to 
help me banish the thoughts 
and find a verse to claim. HE 
DID!! Then I prayed for the 
bible study. (I was giving it.) 

God not only blessed the 
Bible study tremendously for 
the students and me but He also 
taught me a valuable lesson. I 
understand a little more about 
the tactics the other side uses 
and how people are coming 
over to Christ's side, or else the 
devil wouldn 't be working so 
hard ( the harvest is ripe but 
the laborers are few.) The end 
is coming and I think some 
people sense it deep inside. 

In her letter, Sophia also 
wrote about the spiritual uplift 
the Lord has brought her 
through friendships formed in 
Japan. Here are some ex- 
cerpts about some friends she 
has made. 

This Japanese with green 
eyes met my roommate on a 
crowded train. Later we met 
him in Tokyo for lunch. Since 
then, we've been to his house 
for dinner a few times and gone 
out together. His wife is a 
sweetheart too. 

The Japanese have a way 
of saying 'Itadakimasu' before 
each meal. It is a curtsey 
which translates to-I gratefully 
partake. We are vegetarian 
and we always pray before 
each meal. They are very 
considerate of our being 
vegetarian, and they think it's 
an American custom to pray 
before each meal. Now, when 
we get together they begin by 
saying: "Let's pray" or "Who's 
going to pray?" 

Recently, I attended a 
festival culled 'Yabusame', 
where people dress up in the 
traditional Samurai attire, 
horse-back ride and shoot 
arrows at a target. We were 
walking around looking for the 
best view. The lady I was with 
suggested that we pray. It 
wasn't eoen a minute later, 
when a man came up and gave 
us tickets. Afterwards, he gave 
me his phone number. Since 
then, my roommate and I have 
met him for dinner. 

Sophia's letter helped me 
to reflect a little on how much 
we need to remember that 
God is in control and our 
friendships will carry us 
through all times. 

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the SMs, task force 

workers, and ACA stu- 
dents this season. 

November 18, 1994 

Southern Accent 


Home is where you 
prop your feet up 

by Marca Age 

The colored trees, the smell of apples warming in the sun, 
the cool crisp air, the crackle of scattered dry leaves; the 
characters of a season that make me focus on the good ol' 
simple life. Childhood, apple pie, a good book, fireside 
evenings, hot cocoa, memories, ballgames, rocking chairs and 
grandparents; all things that send my mind home. Home. 
What a calming sound that word has. 

My mind travels south to a little town in Carolina, down an 
old country road, passed the tobacco and cotton fields. Mrs. 
Mabelle sits on the front porch of her white-washed house, 
cutting apples and rocking back and forth, while George 
plows his harvested fields. Further down the road, Margeret 
and Barbara, sitting on Ms.White's front steps, sip hot apple 
cider and talk about her neighbor's poor choice of fertilizer. 
Across the road, Mrs. Wilson rakes leaves while little Katie 
jumps through the piles and Mr. Wilson gets out of his car, 
sets down his briefcase and joins the fun. Brittany's grandpa 
slowly pulls her down the side of the road in her bright red 
wagon. And everyone stops their business to wave hello as I 
pull into my driveway, my home. The sun is fading westward, 
dusk sets in and the bright light from the windows of my 
home shine out on the front yard. In there, there's probably a 
fire in the fireplace, a pie in the oven, and the smell of a 
recently prepared meal. In there, I'll be able to sit back and 
finally relax after a long journey. 

The way 1 see it we start traveling the minute we leave 
that place we call home and we don't stop travelling till the 
minute we walk back in that door. I've been travelling, well, 
for that matter most of us have been travelling, for two and a 
half months. And like Dorothy and Toto, our goal is to get 
back home. Although we aren't over the rainbow, travelling 
down the yellow brick road with a brainless sidekick, I see a 
resemblance; career planning, classes, schedules, meetings, 
long lines, dorm life, tests, tours, and eating Master Burgers 
on the go. But there is a treasure at the end of the rainbow 
and the hustle and bustle of working for our future slowly 
winds down as we see the approach of the holidays. A sym- 
bol of home. And home a symbol of comfort and a good nap. 
And home isn't always where you live. Home is the place you 
put your feet up, kick off your shoes, lean back and sigh with 

: Free diabetes seminar to be Nov. 19 

The American Diabetes discuss "Contributing 

I Association is hosting a factors in diabetic eye 

[free seminar Saturday, disease," and "Tight con- 

| November 19 from 10:30- trol during the tough holi- 

1 12:00 noon at JC Penney's days." Seating is limited. To 

E Hamilton Place. Patty pre-register please contact 

[Rector, RN and certified the American Diabetes 

^diabetes educator will Association at 894-5296. 

[Have you had your wisdom 
teeth pulled? 

Yes . . . 30% 
No . . . 70% 

Student Perspective 

Cold and snappy 

November breeze 

A myriad brown 

November leaves 

Curling, swirling 

Dizzy, spinning 

Twisting, dancing 

The breeze enhancing 

Their carefree flight. 

Whispering words 

Promises pleasing 

Whistling, laughing 

Taunting, teasing 


To join them 

In their wild chase 

So I can also find a place 

Where the free-spirited are free 

To come and go 

To stay — 

Or chase the wind. 

by Anna May Warner 



This week's best and worst on campus 

— Bulletin board by the Brock 3rd floor water 
fountain is always really neat. 

— Thanksgiving break. 

— Student Week of Spiritual Emphasis. 


— Heinous mess of Break-an-Axle, 1 mean, 
Industrail Drive. 

— Hey, when's Brock elevator going to move? 

— Up-coming research papers and finals. 

Southern Accent 

I ,lt^ g ryl^ 

Equality, chivalry not compatible 

Tony Barkley shares one view 

On a recent stroll through the Student Center I found myself 
suddenly thrust into a heated battle. 

"Men are in the dark about everything," cried one female soldier, 
aiming her remark at the group of battered men across the cubicle. 
"They are so stupid sometimes," she snapped. 

Slightly shell-shocked from this verbal barrage, I found myself 
unable to respond. 

"When we men try to act like gentlemen, you women take advan- 
tage of us," fired a seasoned veteran, coming to my rescue. 

What had I walked into? 

"Look, men are pigs. They just want to keep us barefoot and 
pregnant. Whatever happened to the 'southern gentleman?'" 

In the havoc reeked from that torpedo I made my escape, but I 
was not unscathed. Are men less chivalrous than we used to be? Do 
we really respect our women? If not, is there a reason? I needed to 
cleanse these wounds before they festered. 

Ladies have come a long way from Adam's rib to womens' lib, 
but in a world dominated by politically correct fanatics waiting to 
litigate at a slip of the tongue, men are too guarded to be gentlemen. 

I believe that in order to get to the root of the problem we need 
to cut to the heart of the matter. Women want total equality and 
will stop at nothing to get it. The push for 'the liberation of the 
woman' is a direct result of years of oppression and prejudice 
against their gender. But, the current drive for ubiquitous egalitari- 
anism goes far beyond any balance. 

The fact is, in a vast majority of areas, women are just as ca- 
pable of success as men. However, there are some things women 
were not created to do. Take the issue of women in combat for 
instance. Despite numerous studies showing the emotional 
unstability of females(especially during certain times of the month) 
in combat situations, many women continue to push the issue. How 
about the volatile issue of woman's ordination into the SDA church? 
Does not God specifically tell us in the first book of Timothy (2:11- 
15) that women were not to take spiritual authority over a man? Yet 
many women continue to press the debate. 

I suggest that if there is ever to be a time again when a man can 
feel free to open the door for a woman, when he can feel free to 
compliment a woman, when he can be free to be a gentleman, 
women need to recognize their God given place in this world. 

Williams-Morris values experience 

by Darren Kennedy 

Getting to know someone is not just learning their name. It is 
experiencing them as a person, according to Dr. Ruth Williams- 

She has spent her life experiencing others. She is a graduate of 
Andrews University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in 
Psychology. Her education continued at the University of Minne- 
sota where she came up for doctoral candidacy in December of 

It was at this time that she began to receive offers lor employ- 
ment from many institutions. Due to her deep appreciation for a 
Christian education, she made a promise to God to give back what 
she had received. After receiving twenty-seven offers from non- 
Christian universities, she decided "it was God's call." Not long 
after this, she received a call from Southern College offering her a 
position in the Psychology Department. She accepted the position 
in January of 1991. 

Since her arrival she has taught a wide range of classes. Some 
of these include Statistics, Developmental Psychology, and Re- 
search Design. Dr. Williams-Morris believes in what she calls 
"reciprocal teaching." She believes that teachers can learn from 
students as well. 

Her classes cover a variety of psychological aspects, but her 
goal for students remains the same. "I want them to become fired 
with a passion to give," she said. She believes that there is a great 
need for Christian Psychologists. "Working with the mind is a 
frightening task unless you follow sound Biblical principles." 

Her experience here has been a "mixed bag." She has had to 
make some adjustments coming to the south, but she believes it 
was God's will. Friendships made with students have been the 
most exhilarating and rewarding aspect. 

Won't you be 
my baby 

My wife and 1 are expecting 
the birth of our second child 
next month and I'm having a 
few worries about this. I've 
been trying to adjust my son 
Alex, in a most sensitive man- 
ner, to the fact that our family 
is growing. "Daddy and 
mommy are adding another 
arrow to our quiver," I said. He 
stared, so I tried to simplify it 
further. Blank incomprehen- 
sion. "Let's put it another way, 
son. See this doll? This is the 
new baby. Show daddy how 
you will treat you roommate." 
He grabbed it by the neck and 
threw it against the wall, and 
sat on it five times. Excellent, I 
thought, He understands 

Besides this display of 
healthy sibling rivalry, I myself 
have experienced behavior that 
is identified with the male 
species of most living things. 
It's commonly referred to as 
the "nesting syndrome". It's 
diagnosed when the male goes 
into a frenzy of activity. He will 
stock up on bugs, drag twigs, 
haul mud, and build a huge 
nest in preparation for the Big 
Event. 1 thought my wife would 
appreciate this effort but all 
I've done is mess up our new 
carpet something fierce. 

Another observed phenom- 
ena during this time are Baby 
Experts. The US has more 
Baby Experts than people who 
claim to have been at 
Woodstock. Most Baby Experts 

November 18, 

I meet went through the De- 
pression, which must fairly 
traumatic event as they looked 
more aged than me. They are 
always reminding you how bad 
it was back then: "When we 
had kids, we didn't have fancy 
stuff like doctors or Lamaze. 
no siree! We'd be selling apples 
on the corner and have the 
baby on our lunch break, and 
the kid was put to work that 
very afternoon. Here, I'll show 
you how to make a diaper out 
of the New York Times — hey 
come back!" 

There's a lot that Baby 
Experts will never tell you, and 
you have to learn it yourself. 
For example, when the diaper 
needs changing, you have the 
right to remain silent, other- 
wise anything you say can 
and will be held against you. 
Or when the baby cries in the 
middle of the night, never, ever 
move a muscle: that's what ' 
your spouse is for. Men, this is 
where feeding your child 
naturally and not with the 
bottle cannot be overempha- 
sized: you are rendered worth- 
less here. Stay in bed. Also, 
when the kid does something 
intelligent, it's always thanks 
to your gene pool. When he's 
eating dirt, stare at your mate 
and say, "Well, he didn't learn 
this from me!" 

By the way, I'm helping 
deliver the tyke. My wife, 
who's also a woman, sees this 
as a mature expression of our 
love and commitment to each 
other which will never fade, 
though I have to remind her of 
that during those last few 
pushes. Us guys all think this 
flowery stuff is all right, but 
let's not forget claiming an- 
other deduction on Form 1040 
and having someone new to 
ensure Social Security. 

Well, it's been fun enlight- 
ening you on the joys of father- 
hood, but if you'll excuse me, 
I've got to take care of a terrific 
urge: I'm low on twigs and 
haven't caught my quota of 
bugs for the day. Beetles, 

Does anyone in your family 

have their birthday on 

Thanksgiving day? 

Yes . . . 4% 
No . . . 96% 

I November 18, 1994 

Southern Accent 




Along the 

by E.O Grundset 

e to take a stroll 

| along the K.R. Davis Prom- 

j enade (SC's walking freeway) 

5 what's happening. It's 

pretty obvious that the fall 

j foliage is about gone — lots of 

bare trees and big piles of 
! leaves everywhere. There are a 
few bright spots left: one is a 
gorgeous scarlet red 
Eunonvmonus (aka Burning 
Bush) on the corner of the 
College Press building, another 
display is a row of some fifty 
plus Bradford Pear trees 

s from McKee Baking Co. 
j Plant No. 1— They just started 

II shades of red this 
| week and soon will be a most 
spectacular sight. 

Well, let's visit with some 
1 folks just getting out of their 
afternoon classes and ask them 
the question, "What silly, 

r odd thing did you do 
this semester?" Here's red- 
haired Marti Fish from Cleve- 
land, TN, who walked down the 
| hall with her friend Allison 
making "cow noises;" Ken 
LeVos, from Pennsboro, WV 
who attended Dr. Bignell's 

s class (wow, how weird 
s get?); Lynda Du Preez, 
vUe of Dr. Ron. can't remem- 
ber what she did except keep 
up with her husband; Mark 
Miller (wearing a shirt with 
huge red and blue stripes), 
| from Gillett, PA. impersonated 
"geek" and then asked a girl 
a vespers; Conrad Hyde, from 
Collegedale, packed 16 people 
imate's Mazda-323 
and cruised Collegedale (that 
must have been cozy); Kim- 
berly Fenton (in a bright yellow 
slicker), from Amelia, OH, went 
I dying at sunset and later on 
got into a mud fight while 
"aving; Sharlene Chin (in a 
flaming red sweater), from 
Brampton, Ont., threw "tasty" 

potato salad at someone's hair 
and thus caused a near-riot in 
the cafeteria (my, my!); and 
finally Jo Ottinger who wishes 
that he still lived in North 
Carolina instead of Ooltewah 
admitted that he gave up a 
Florida vs Miami college 
football game in order to go on 
a creative date and ended up 
eating fondue at the end of the 
Collegedale air-port strip. 
(Whoops, a red Toyota truck 
with a load of black chairs just 
careened down the promenade 
towards Brock Hall with the 
driver and passenger gesticu- 
lating wildly.) 

Out on the Lynwood Hall 
parking lot Scott Hakes, from 
Collegedale Academy, was 
valiantly trying to blow off the 
stacked up wet leaves. Here's a 
suggestion: wait until they dry 
out. In that same parking lot, 
we spotted these cars with 
interesting out-of-state plates: 
a Ford pick-up from 
PA(Keystone State), a teai 
Saturn from MD (Treasure the 
Chesapeake plus the Silhouette 
of a Great Blue Heron), a Ford 
pick-up from ME 
(Vacationland), a rolet Nova 
from SC (Carolina Wren embla- 
zoned on the top), a maroon 
and silver Starcraft van from 
MI (Great Lakes). 

Wandering back to Hack- 
man Hall, we caught Dr. Joyce 
Azevedo (a vision in fuchsia) 
bounding up the steps carry- 
ing something in a paper cup. 
And not far behind are Ira Mills 
from Chattanooga and James 
Callan from Silver Spring, 
MD — both of them carrying 
microfuge tube racks and 
periodically shaking the tiny 
vials (A significant lab exercise 
for cell and Molecular Biol- 
ogy — but why are they doing it 

Inside the Biology depart- 
ment some noteworthy signs 
come into view: "Do NOT 
touch the glass" (on the cages 
containing live snake), "Oppor- 
tunities in Biology Posted 
Here," "Congratulations for 
receiving dental acceptances 
to Chris Port (at the Medical 
College Georgia) and Rhone 
Hold (at the University of 

OK — end of promenading! 
Take courage everyone: the 
election is over, the first 
semester is winding down, 
Thanksgiving is on the way. 
and Christmas is just around 
the corner! 


Harrison Bay 
State Park 

Harrison Bay is a 
great place to meet with 
friends for a Sabbath after- 
noon picnic, short nature walks, fishing, water skiing, tennis, 
swimming in their large pool, or sundown vespers. 

Camping at the bay, on the other hand, can be likened to 
sleeping in the back yard with a boisterous bunch of drunk "red- 
necks." When checking into camp, I was disgusted to see that 
they have a 10 p.m. "quiet time," or the equivalence to lights 
out. But later that night, while laying on the stony ground next 
to an empty fire pit (if you go, bring your own wood) I was 
hoping and praying that a ranger would hear the whooping, 
hollering, and radio playing and come and enforce that disgust- 
ing rule. 

On the brighter side, they have plenty of bath houses, each 
campsite also has electric and water services, and all the 
mosquitos one could hope to see in an entire lifetime; and all for 
a reasonable charge. I would have to say on a scale of 1-10 it is 
rather smelly around here. 

But please don't take this as the gospel truth. I feel that the 
park is a wonderful place to get outside and enjoy nature by 
yourself or with friends. If you do decide to camp there, full 
directions are in the Joker. Just don't say that 1 did't warn you. 


"I am not wearing stockings, thank you! 

Southern Accent 


Why did you come to Southern? 

November 18, 1994 

"I prayed and the Lord im- 
pressed me to coome here. He 
always knows best. " 

Shane Kelley 

"My father refused to pay for 

the University of Florida 

because it had co-ed dorms. " 

"For the nursing program and 
also, I knew a lot of people 

Associate Senior 

Because my father didn't want 
me to. He sa<d he would pay 
tor me to go anywhere in the 
world other then Southern. So 

"I was laying in bed and the 
Lord said to me •Julie 
Karpenko, your at the wrong 
place. You need to be at 
Southern. '" 

Jufie Karpenko 

Coming Events 

November 18 Weekend 
•Married couple's re- 

Friday, November 18 

•Vespers, Where He 
Lies Drama 
•Sunset 5:34 

Saturday, November 19 
•Church, Mark Finley 
•Evensong at 5:30 p.m. 
in the church. 
•Classic film series 
•3-man volleyball tour- 

Sunday, November 20 

•SA Thanksgiving ban- 

Wednesday, November 21 

•Thanksgiving break 

Thursday, November 24 

•Happy Thanksgiving 
Day everyone! 

Monday, November 28 

•Classes resume 

Tuesday, November 29 
•Christmas tree light- 
ing, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, December 1 

•Assembly, 11 a.m., 
clubs and depart- 

Friday, December 2 
•Vespers, CARE 
•Sunset 5:29 



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Official Student Newspaper 
I Volume 50, Issue 7 "Tfc uM^uktM? ag cvo-kU yiciea. O^At, " ?WW f t9:t3Q December £ 

Holiday fever determined to be highly contagious 

I by Nicole Jones 

Fallen snow, gingerbread 
Ihouses, and Santa Claus, of 
lcourse...It was barely cool and 
|raining outside Sunday evening, 
iside the room was filled 
;ith "evergreen Christmas 
mbiance," said Dean Magers. 
"The decorations were 
esome," said Senior Becky 
Mills. "They were much better 
|than last year." The SA officers 
worked all afternoon, turning the 
(cafeteria into a winter wonder- 
Freshman Carrie Patterson, 
I Marian Carey hopeful, opened 
I the evening's entertainment 
singing The Christmas Song. 

Vision sang an original 

"Carrie sang beautifully," said 
Junior Todd Davidson. Andy 
Hong and Anna Rho, singing 
Pagan Holiday, slapped pessimis- 
tic humor on the holiday spirit, 

Silent Night at the party. 

bringing to mind greedy kids and 
old tired carols. Though the 
crowd cheered, showing obvious 
amusement, the treasured 
traditional spirit of Christmas 

shined through when Vision 
sang an original version of an old 
favorite, Silent Night Holy Night. 

"They really put me in the 
Christmas spirit," said Social 
Vice-President Heather Aasheim. 
A Southern gathering wouldn't 
be complete without trying to 
remind everyone of God's love. 
Heather Roberrson sang Sweet 
Little Jesus Boy and left a warm 
spiritual glow amidst the crowd. 

The songs were finished, The 
Grinch Who Stole Christmas was 
shown, pictures with Santa were 
taken, and students left with 
candy canes in their pockets and 
Christmas cheer in their hearts. 

Communicators create with care at Christmas 

| by Julie Tillman 

"My biggest fear is that there 
n't be anyone talented enough 
make the angel," said Dr. Lynn 
ils of the Journalism Depart- 
nt. 'But so far, every year we've 
|always had someone to make the 

Sauls is referring to the home- 
made angel that tops the Commu- 
pication Club's Christmas tree. 
' is tree is unique - it's the only 
i Christmas tree on campus, 
n't think for a minute that 
■hat's just a trivial piece of infor- 
ation. No! It's a philosophy. 

"We have a live tree, because 
s real," said Sauls. "That's what 
■ournalism is alt about - that 
Tvhich is real, that which is true. It 
felso smells good and looks nice 
find alive." 

The tree will be decorated 
ring the Communication Club's 
■sixth annual Christmas tree- 
■trimming party in the Mac Lab. 
I "We have no store-bought 
[decorations on our tree. Our club 
uembers will use wrapping paper, 
construction paper, newspaper, 
felittery stuff, Elmer's glue and all 
forts of stuff to decorate the 
ee," said Sauls. 

He makes it his personal 
ission to remember the club 
ftiembers who are away as stu- 
it missionaries. This year, he 

well as the mi: 
remembered v 

"I get a 
Joker and cut 
out the 

faces," said 
Sauls mischie- 
vously. "Then 

kind of deco- 
ration with 
their picture." 

year's Christ- 
mas party will 
be Saturday, 
December 10, 
at 5:15 p.m. It 
will begin 
with a devo- 
tional and 
then the tree- 

always have 
so much fun," 
said Sauls. 

body gets 
started with 
the decorat- 
ing, it gives 


ith a decoration. 

an idea, and then the creative 
juices really get to flowing. Last 
year, we had some of our gradu- 
ates return for the tree-trimming 

Be sure to mark this event on 
your Communication Club cafen- 
dar. It's not something to miss! 

Santa passed out candy canes to all of the good little boys and girls at the Christmas 
tree lighting. Students rejoice when they see the holiday season beginning, 
because it signals the soon-coming of Christmas break. 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2 
Opinion p. 3 
News p. 4 - 6 

World News p. 7 
Features p. 8 - 9 
Sports p. 10 

Religion p. 11 
Foreign Affairs p. 12 
Lifestyles p. 13 - 16 

Southern Accent 


Campus Notes 

Starting second semester, the Journalism Department 
will sponsor monthly roundtable discussions in the 
banquet room of the cafeteria at noon. Various subjects 
relating to journalism and communications will be top- 
ics. For information, contact Pam Harris. 

Students and faculty interested in special subscrip- 
tions to the New York Times and/or the Chattanooga 
Times may sign up now in the Journalism office. 

On December 10th the Communications Club will 
sponsor its sixth annual tree trimming party from 5:15 
p.m. onward. There will be a short devotional and re- 
freshments. All decorations for the live Christmas tree 
will be made at the party. Contact Stacy DeLay for infor- 

; Handel's Messiah will be performed by the Southern 
Singers, the Collegedale Mastor Chorale, and the South- 
ern Singers College Chamber Orchestra on December 9 
at 8 p.m. and on December 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the 
Collegedale Church. No admission fee, but seating is 
limited. To get tickets call (615) 238-2880. 

December 24, 5-6 p.m. will be a candlelight Christmas 
Eve service, consisting of music, stories, responsive 
reading, and singing carols by candlelight. 

On December 10 Spalding Elementary and 
Collegedale Academy choirs will have a musical church 
service at the Collegedale Church. Involved will be CA's 
Choral Choir, Choral Union, Madrigal Singers, Handbell 
Choir and Spalding's Caveliers, I Cantori Juvenis, and 
Chamber Orchestra. 

December 8 and 10, 7-8 p.m. outside the Collegedale 
Church will be a drive — through Christmas nativity. It 
will consist of eight scenes, each acted out by children 
of Collegedale Church. Afterwards, entertainment by the 
children's choir, hot chocolate, and cookies will be avail- 
able in the church atrium. 

Basketball intramural sign-ups for both men and 
women will be on Sunday and Monday at the Physical 
Education table at registration second semester. 

Reminder - Keep going on the PAW incentive program 
and the student of the month program. They both start 
over second semester. 

Success! Last year Dr. Harris and her Advertising 
Campaign class submitted an ad campaign for Adventist 
View Magazine. She submitted all the projects to them. 
As a result, Rob Howell's photo from his proposed cam- 
paign is being used in the actual Adventist View ad 
campaign. Howell says, "I'm glad to know I'm actually 
doing something that has a practical use." 

The Campus Kitchen announced that Stephanie 
Klasing and Jenifer Maurin are the December Employees' 
of the month. 

It's Christmas 
time again 

Remember when you were 
five years old and life was easy 
and carefree? There were no 
exams to worry about before 
Christmas arrived, and cer- 
tainly not three projects and 
two papers due the week 
before exams. There was only 
the Christmas tree in the living 
room that towered over you, 
the stockings waiting to be 
filled, and the cousins coming 
for an extended visit. 

Mom and Dad made you go 
to bed Christmas Eve and you 
couldn't sleep at all because 
you were so excited about the 
next morning that there were 
butterflies in your 
stomach. So you 
lay there all 

just barely creep into your 
room. And then you were out 
of bed like a shot, running out 
to attack your stocking wTth 
delicious abandon. 

Later, the cousins would 
come over and compare their 
lopt with yours. And there 
would be a big uproar because 
the baby got a.hold of your 
new slippers and slobbered all 
over them. Cousin Jeffrey, 
wouldn't share, his new toy 
truck, but you had your new 
Legos so you weren't too 
worried. The adults shared 
stories over the meal prepara- 
tions and passed around the 

Then again, some things 
never change. For a lot of us, 
Christmas is a new and excit- 
ing experience every year. It's 
the one time of 'the year when 
we can be like children again 
with the same sparkle in our 
eyes and flutter in our stom- 
achs. We can tear into our gifts 
with delight, watch family 
members open theirs, and 
gorge ourselves on the Christ- 

There's nothing better to 
obliterate stress than family 
and friends sharing the Christ- 
mas spirit. Hey, we deserve it! 
After all the stress of exams, 
projects, presentations 
and papers, a 
little home 
and childlike 
wonder is in 

Editor: Stacy Gold 
Layout editor: 
Photo editor 
World News editor: 
Religion editor: 
Lifestyles editor: 
Sports editor 
Foreign Affairs editor 
Graphic Artist: 
Advertising Manager 

Marca Age 
Alicia Goree 
Rob Howell 
Larisa Myers 
Jeane Hernandez 
Tony Barkley 
Phillip Fong 
Tami Burch 
Jason Wilhelm 
Matt Neimeyer 
Matt Wilson 
Avery McDougle 
Tissiana Kelley 

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Southern Accent 


Dear Editor: 

1 am appaJled at the piece of 
junk article that was printed in 
the November 18, 1994 issue of 
the Accent. Tony Barkley's 
Equality/Chivalry article. 

Tony how can a man of God 
or a person who is studying to 
be God's worker make such a 
statement about women? ,You 
are stereotyping women. All 
women are not emotionally 
unbalanced during their time of 
the month. You should not take 
something from the Bible to try 
to prove your point. That's 
what the slave masters of 
yesteryears did to justify 
slavery. It is an offense to skew 
and misinterpret the Bible to 
make it say what you want it to 

Tony, what is women's 
II God — given place in this world? 
What is wrong with total equal- 
ity for women? Many people 
like you were saying that a few 
J years ago about members of 
rity groups. Should they 
|| also be put into their place? 

I God created man and woman to 
be equal, not for one to domi- 

>r to be above the other. 

II It's my prayer that you sit down 
and think and use your brain 

; God has given you before you 
1 write another biased, worthless 

concerning weekend leaves and 
late leaves. In regards to the 
comment made about the white 
female staying over at a staffs 
home, it says specifically in the 
Thatcher Handbook "leaves 
within 30 miles of SC will be 
approved ONLY if you are: 

a. going home 

b. with your parents 

c. staying in a faculty or '' 
relative's home 

d. by special permissionJrom 
the head dean" 

These rules apply to all 
Thatcher residents regardless of 
race, color, or ethnic background. 
No "kissing up" to a dean is 
necessary for her to follow the 

When a student has been here 
two or more years the deans have 
a good idea of what to expect 
from each student. The issue here 
is trust. Can the deans trust us as 
students not to falsify leaves? If a 
student has a good record and 
has not gotten in trouble I feel the 
deans will go above and beyond 
to accommodate the request 
providing it is within the policies 
stated in our handbook. 

Maybe "Waiting and Hoping" 
should be waiting and hoping for 
an attitude change. 

| Dear Editor, 

After reading some of the 
| responses that have been 
| submitted, I feel that it is 
1 important that each one of us 
| remember that we are not to 
or attack people. The 
I entire idea of having responses 

printed is to get people's 
| opinions on a topic, not their 

personal problems with the 
j| writer. God advises us on how 
e should solve our personal 
I gripes. By taking our feelings 

and thoughts directly to that 
| person. I think we could solve 

many of our problems without 
| hard feelings if we would take 

Tissiana Kelley 

|| Dear Editor; 

.. This is in response to the 
letter entitled "Paging All 
Deans" iri the November 18 
issue of the Accent. I feel that 
the Deans here at Southern are 
fair in their decision-making 

Dear Editor, 

In the past few weeks, your 
staff has come under fire for many 
issues concerning the quality of 
the Accent. This paper is the voice 
of Southern College and of the 
student body. While many people 
have complained about the 
substance and quality of the 
articles written, I am writing to 
say that the articles in the paper 
have been very interesting and 
fun to read. But I would like to 
make a small suggestion. In recent 
issues, the sports section has 
been getting smaller and smaller, 
and the articles continue to be 
uninformative about the sports on 
campus. I hope that in the issues 
to come, the quality of this sec- 
tion will improve. Thanks for your 
hard work and dedication. 

Dear Editor: 

I am writing in response to the 
somewhat uncomplimentary 
letters to the editor, published In 
the November 18 Issue of the 

1 noticed a lot of references 
to Southern being a Christian 
college, upholding Christian 
standards. It seems to me that 
these letters did not exemplify 
Christian attitudes. I found them || 
to be condescending, accusing, 
and altogether unkind. 

Wouldn't it be better to give | 
positive reinforcement to what 
the Accent copy editors do well, 
and then gently and kindly point j| 
out ways to make it better? A 
wrathful letter talking about 
Christian values brings to mind 
words like hypocrite and Phari- ; 

The Accent staff are doing 
their best to produce a good 
paper. It seems to me that 
individuals who find it neces- 
sary to write such vengeful 
letters should stop and think 
about how Christians onght to 
treat one another. After all, 
we're in this together. Let's hold || 
each other up — not tear each 
other down. 

Dear Editor: 

I'm writing concerning 
several letters to the editor in 
the November 18 issue of the 
Accent. There are a few things 
that need changing, but come 
on, after reading these letters it 
sounds like the whole paper is 
trash and the Accent staff isn't 
doing anything right. I believe 
they're wrong. 

There are a lot of things in 
the Accent that are consistently 
well done. Campus Quotes is 
one of my favorites. The Accent 
polls are interesting. There is so 
much good in the Accent, 
sometimes we tend to dwell 
the bad. Overall, the Accent staff 
is doing a good job. Everyone 
makes mistakes. We're all 
human. We can't agree on 
everything. Give 'em a break. 
Let's look at the good. 

By the way. 1 thought this 
last Accent was a winner. 
Victor's column was great as 
always. I enjoyed "Ode to 
Ronald Reagan," and the elec- 
tion results were a nice touch, 
especially for those of us who 
come from other parts of the 

The staff does a good job. i 
hope they keep it up. I look 
forward to reading future issu< 
of the Accent. 


"The cheese chicken 
I casserole is good." 

-The sign on the cafe 
I menu board at about 
1 5:15 p.m. 

"The cheese chicken 
| casserole is VERY 

— The sign on the cafe 
menu board at about 6 
p.m. after no one came 
near the stuff. 

"If you have aids. ..oh 
my! A bad choice of 

I words." 
-Dr. Haynes, speaking 

I to an education class. 

"Did you mean to say 
Teacher Aides? 1 heard 
they can be much worse 
than the usual kind." 
— Student Vincent 
Romeo in response. 

"Where's the dean?" 
— Talge Hall resident 

"He said he's going to a 
sports bar. I guess he is 
watching the game." 
— Desk worker in re- 
sponse. (NOTE: The 
dean was at the "Sports 
Barn" athletic store.) 

"Not even the grinch 
would steal that tree!" 
— Dean Magers talking 
to Juan Rodriguez and 
Luke Forss who were 
attempting to decorate 
the Talge Hall Christmas 

"I'm expecting a call 
from the butcher shop — 
I need eyeballs for this 
— Dr. Joyce Azevedo 
concerning specimens 
for her Anatomy & 
Physiology Laboratory. 

Southern Accent 

December 9, 19^ 

gets boost 

by Abiye Abebe 

The Business and Office 
administration Department has 
good news. Its computer lab 
will be updated. 

Currently, this lab has at 
least 35 computers that are all 
286. Not only that, none of the 
computers take optical disks. 

The funding for these new 
computers is donated by South- 
ern and also by Sunbelt Living 
Care Centers Inc. 

By January 1995, the lab will 
be equipped with 12 of the new 
computers, and by fall of 1995 
the other 23 will follow. This 
renovation will be helpful to the 
business students as well as the 
department. This computer lab 
is the only one on campus that 
has outdated computers. 

Business major Chris Brown 
said, "I am glad they are finally 
taking care of this lab. It was just 
getting too old." 


Life Cycles 

by David Varner 

sun rises 

sun sets 

sun shines 

moon reflects 

stone thrown 

water ripples 

birds sing 
nature giggles 

life is born 
spring renews 
autumn leaves 
winter ensues 



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Ad class goes real world 

by Angi Ascher 

The end of the semester 

"Will any of this ever make a 
difference in the 'real world'?" 

Many Southern instructors 
advocate practical teaching. "I 
like my students to be involved 
in real projects and real life 
situations," said Dr. Pam Harris, 
Journalism Department Chair. 

Harris' Fundamentals of 
Advertising class is in the middle 
of creating an ad campaign for 
the Adventist Community Ser- 
vices (ACS). 

Collectively, the class is 
developing a survey to find out 
student and faculty views on 
what ACS's programs are. Once 
the survey is conducted, each 
student will develop a campaign 
promoting ACS. Andrea Andrews, 
ACS Community Relations Direc- 
tor said, "Many people still think 

a Grandma Dorcas,' 
ACS is looking for a cam paien 
that will give a composite his- 
tory of the center with an em- 
phasis on what the center does 

Andrews said ACS wants to 
build awareness among the 
students and faculty as to "what 
goes on behind these doors." 

According to Harris, the class 
will actually present their ad 
campaigns to the client, ACS. 
Then, ACS may use components 
from all the projects submitted. 
Harris says, "We hope that they 
will be able to use our research 
and creative campaign strategies 
to inform the students and 
faculty about thier research. 

Class member Greg Rice, 
sees this experience as an op- 
portunity, "It's as close to a real 
job experience as a student can 
get in a college class." 

Residents decked the halls Sunday 

by Allison Titus both dormitories, 

The Nutcracker and Christ- student body 1 

mas treats took the prize during to the cafeterii 

the Christmas Open House 

December 4. the roorr 

Chrissy Aalborg and Jana winners. 

Combs of Thatcher Hall, room Chris 

356, received the grand prize of stirred s< 

$50 for their Nutcracker decora- to action 

Brian Lowman, Johnathan 
Mahorney, and Doug Hilliard of 
room 356 earned the Talge Hall 
grand prize and endeared them- 
selves to the judges with their 
Christmas snacks. 

The open house began in 
Talge Hail at 7 p.m. in correla- 
tion with the Student Associa- 
tion Christmas Party. After an 
hour of viewing the men's 
residence, the participants 
moved on to Thatcher Hall. 

Following the viewing of 

to action. Danny 

Gamdettaand Lisseidy 
Astacio entertained 
viewers on a table top 
to the tune of "Santa 
Claus is Coming To 

Finally, the prize 
announcements were 
made by Dean Dwight 
Magers and Sigma Theta Chi 
President Vanessa Brown. Each 
floor of the dorms received first, 
second, and third place prizes of 
$30, $20, and $10 respectively, 
with a dorm grand prize of $50. 

Javin Rusco, Talge Hall 
second floor prize recipient, said| 
of the open house, "It was good 
to see that the guys cleaned 
their rooms at least once this 
year, and plus, 1 got twenty 

Rocky Mountain Conference 

Adventist Winter Festival 

February 27 - March 10, 1995, Ski Sunlight resort, 
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 

of SDA'a, 2520 S. Downing St., Denver, CO 

Southern Accent 

GO '94 international meeting set for December 


■go "94 — "Christ needs some 

v oiiiil> fellows to sell out to Him 
land recklessly toss their lives 
|into His work. It seems to m« 

it to be one of them," 
[said Jim Elliot. 

Christian young adults from 
ound the world will converge 
bn the Andrews University 
Campus December 27, 1994, for 
e days of proactive mission 
ninars, lively worship, and 
ense prayer. With the ambi- 
us goal of the "Evangelization 
If the World Within This Genera- 
Ion" young adults from across 

North America are generating 
the momentum of this modern 
mission movement. 

The GO '94 International 
Young Adult Mission Conference 
is connecting successful mission 
sending agencies with young 
adults having a vision for ser- 
vice. GO '94 will be host to over 
twenty mission organizations 
with open opportunities for 
service on every continent 
except Antarctica. Attendees can 
explore their interest in mission 
through seminar topics such as 
medical work, aviation, inner- 


We wish you every happiness 

during the Holiday Season 

and throughout the 

'Hew Jear 

Tram the Staff and Management of 


P.O. BOX 2098 • COLLEGEDALE, TN 37315 • 615-396-2101 

city service, relief work, frontier 
work and over 40 other areas. 

The interactive dynamics of 
hundreds of young adults with a 
mind for mission, a love for 
Jesus and a spirit of adventure 
will be a singularly remarkable 
experience. Invest four full days 
in learning radical commitment 
to reaching the billions of hurt- 
ing, helpless and harassed on 

our global home. The cost is 
only $85 including meals and 
housing. Meetings begin in the 
evening on December 27 and end 
December 31. Contact your 
campus chaplain, for a cool 
brochure and possible campus 
ministry $5$ assistance. Or call 
the World Mission Institute at 
Andrews University at (616)471- 

What's the best gift you ever gave 
someone at Christmas? 

Myself . . . 22% 
Other . . . 15% 
Love ... 1 4% 
Something bought . . . 14% 
Money . . . 4% 

ACS continues toy sale 

SERVICES— The annual Toy Sale 
at Adventist Community Services 
(ACS) has begun again. "We're 
doing things a little differently 
this year," said ACS Executive 
Director Gail Williams. "We're 
creating a Christmas shop 

In past years, the sale was 
open to the public for only one 
day in December after first 
offering the toys without charge 
to families with special needs. 
Leftover toys were shared with 
other agencies. 

"Other organizations provide 
new toys for children at Christ- 
mas time. What we try to pro- 
vide is a shopping experience," 
said Williams. "Giving gifts is an 
important part of the Christmas 
spirit. We help make that pos- 
sible for parents, grandparents, 
aunts, etc., by offering good, 
used toys at low prices." 

Another holiday program 
promoted during the Christmas 
season by ACS is "Gifts For 
Jesus." Everyone in the commu- 
nity is invited to participate by 
bringing gifts of new clothing, 
personal care items, toys, and 
other needed items to ACS or a 

participating church. These 
"Gifts For Jesus" are shared with 
needy families in our community 
throughout the year. 

"As we celebrate the birth of 
Jesus, we encourage people to 
select things they would like to 
have. We will share it in Jesus' 
name with someone in need," 
said Williams. "A gift of love 
during this season of giving 
blesses both the giver and the 

The sale began December 1 
and will continue through De- 
cember 18. Shopping hours are 
Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. and Sundays from I 
p.m. to 4 p.m. During the week of 
December 12 through the I5th, 
the toy sale shopping hours will 
be extended to 7 p.m. 

For more information about 
"Gifts For Jesus" and other 
programs at ACS, call 892-1592. 
ACS provides job placement, 
food, clothing, household items, 
financial assistance, and educa- 
tional programs for residents of 
Southeast Chattanooga and 
Hamilton County. The Center is 
located across form Valley View 
Funeral Home, just off 1-75 at exit 

Southern Accent 


Biology students attend Academy of Science meeting 

by Kristen Elliot and David 

On November 18, the Biology 
Department of Southern College 

participated in the 104th meeting Estir 

therein involved biology instn 

tors and students from Southern 

Senior Brent Goodge pre- 

nted the paper "population 

, Morphological Varia- 

t Chattanooga 
presented the paper "Mortality 
and Ecological Observations on 
Rock Iguanas (Cyclura r. rileyi)) 
of Guana Key, San Salvador 

of the Tennessee Academy c 

The conference was held at 
David Lipscomb University in 
Nashville and featured presenta- 
tions from colleges and universi- 
ties throughout Tennessee. 
Research was presented in 
scientific disciplines as varied as 
Cell and Molecular Biology, 
Physics and Astronomy. South- 
ern College's Biology Depart- 
ment was well represented 
among the papers presented in 
the Zoology Section of the TAS 

Dr. David Ekkens present 
the final paper "Host Effects on 
the Development of Rhodniu* 
proto(Hemi P tera:Reduviida P - 
Tnatominae)." His work was en!' 
authored by Dr. Stephei 

tion, and Conservation of the San Island, Bahamas" with other c 

Salvador Island Rock Iguana, authors. Carolyn currently is the Nyirady, Chairman of the (V i I 

J Assistant for Iguana Department, and Junior Jamie ' 

Cyclura r. rileyi." This was co- Editorial Assistant iorlgut 

authored by David Brouhard, a Times, which is produced by the Delay. Jamie, who attended'" 
' r Biology major. Dr. William Biology Department for the remarked, "The TAS is 

and Mrs. Danette Hayes, and Dr. 
Ronald Carter from Loma Linda 
University. Brent stated, "The 
TAS provides an opportunity to 
see what other faculty and 
students are accomplishing in 
the field of research. Not many 

International Iguana Society. interesting and helps to sho 

Senior Scott DeLay presented what research ii 

> paper "Comparative Studie 
on the Evolution of Predatory 
Behavior of Crotaline Snakes," 
co-authored by Dr. Hayes, Scott 
commented, "I personally enjoy 

people get the chance to present these meetings because they a 

nference. Five of the 21 papers graduate from the University of 

Family appreciates love 
and support and prayers 

by Andrea Darok Fuller 

God turned the impossible 
into the possible. One thousand 
dollars brought hope and new 
dreams into the Chases' life and 
that of baby Ryan, brain-dam- 
aged irom birth. 

Ryan's parents are able to 
take him to the [irst treatment 
program at The Institute for the 
Achievement of Human Potential development at home. 

Southern. The Church finance 
committee immediately recog- 
nized the need, after a short 
presentation about Ryan, and 
provided $500 for the little boy. 
The Chases will spend a 

relatively small and provide 
great practice for larger meet- 
ings. Although 1 was nervous 
about presenting a paper, it 
exposed my name and research 
to many other professors. This 
experience may help when I 
apply to graduate school." 

Heidi Canosa, senior biology 
major, co-authored the paper 
"Predatory Behavior of Midget- 
faded Rattlesnakes (Crotalus 
viridis concolo) Feeding on Mice 
and Lizards: Striking, Prey- 
handling, Venom Expenditure, 
and a Test of Venom Adaptness," 

different schools. It e 
me in my research to k 
moving forward. 1 actually got 
ideas from other professors for 
various future studies." 

Southern College is proud to 
be involved in the Tennessee 
Academy of Science. The re- 
search conducted by the stu- 
dents in Southern's Biology 
Department enhances their 
collegiate experience and pros- 
pects for acceptance into gradu- 
ate and/or professional schools. 
Attending the TAS meetings 
enables students and professors 
to discover other research in the I 
biological field and also to share f 
their own valuable information 
with the scientific community. 

week at the Institute in June. The which Dr . H ayes presented 
parents will learn during that 

i Philadelphia because of many 
student dollars and the help of 
the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church Finance Com- 

Within a few weeks, college 
students raised more than $400 
which has already been sent to 
the Philadelphian Institute by 

Thank you for the 
prayers and the prompt dona- 
tions. A special appreciation to 
Dr. Sahly who gave his permis- 
sion to collect the donations as 
well as to Ed Wright who made 
possible the presentation in the. 

Erwin to intern at Dol- 
phin Research Center 

Business heads 
for the Big Apple 

by Monica Murrell 

This spring, Sophomore 
biology major Michelle Erwin 
will have the opportunity to 
fulfill her dream when she begin; 
a four month long internship at 
the Dolphin Research Center in 
the Florida Keys. Having at- 
tended classes at the research 
Center last spring break and 

tasks such as food preparation, 
medical preparation, and actual 
dolphin training. 

Erwin first heard about the 
Dolphin Research Center 
through a story in Guidepost 
magazine which featured a boy 
with Down Syndrome who was 
receiving a type of therapy that 
involves interaction between the I 

, Erwin is very enthusias- patient and the dolphins. 

by Kelli Halvorson 

Thirteen business students 
went to New York for Thanksgiv- 
ing break. The cost was $325 per 
student. The purpose of the trip 
was "to observe what happens 
in the center of the universe 
relates to financial matters," 
said Dr. Herbert Coolidge, 
Business and Office Administra 
tion professor. 

The students along with 
some faculty saw the New York 
stock exchange and an insur- 
ance company that gave them a 
presentation on private place- 

They also did a focus on 

various types of retaining for the 
marketing majors that went. 
Some of the retail outlets visited 
were Bloomingdales, Tiffany's, 
and Saks Fifth Avenue. 
The group also took in 
it Chinatown, Little Italy, and the 
Empire State building. "It was so 
much fun," said Business Man- 
agement major Kenya Heard. 
"You have to go!' 

tic about the opportunity to 
educate students on the dol- 
phins and other marine life, as 
well as work with training the 
dolphins themselves. 

"I will spend the first two 
months in education. I will be 
teaching seminars and working 
as a group coordinator," said 
Erwin. The Dolphin Research 
Center hosts a week long Dol- 
phin Lab for the students who 
are interested in Marine Biology 

The students left the evening cal| y. interested in dolphin 

of November 19 and returned _.. 
November 27. The bus they took 
was shared with a behavioral 
science group that also went to 
New York. The students stayed 
at the Vanderbilt YMCA. 

ch, training, and medical 
care. Part of Erwin's job will be 
to work with these groups. "The 
last two months I will work with 
the animal care." This included 

the address from the magazine 
and wrote a letter asking lor 
more information," said Erwin. 
The Dolphin Research Cen- 
ter, which is located at Grass 
Key in the Florida Keys, is anon- 1 
profit research and educattonal 
facility which has conducted 
research such as DNA Finger- 
printing, Breeding and Calf 
Dependency, and Metacogniuon 
Research. The center also pro- 
vides interactive pn*i. 'in* "J 1 
children with learning} d.saDM 

ties, cancer patients, and heao 
and spinal trauma pat';-;'"-;. | 
Erwin will work at the Re *"* | 
Center from March 1 until Ji«* 

30 of 1995. 

Southern Accent 

World News 

Baby born in 
animal shed — 
parents claim 
he is Messiah 

[:, tiiU-hrni— A very unusual 
baby was born in a barn last 
night to the tune of restless 
animals and angel choirs, ac- 
cording to his parents and a few 
local farmers. 

Jesus, son of Mary and 
Joseph of Nazareth, was wel- 
< 1 uned into this world by a blast 
of earthy odor and enjoyed, as 
his first bed, a feeding trough 
with hay for a mattress. 

: came to Bethlehem to 
taxes at the command of 
the governor," said Joseph of 
Nazareth. "But it was so slow 
going, Mary being pregnant and 
all, that by the time we got to 
Bethlehem all the motels were 

So they had to settle for the 
barn behind the Bethlehem 
Holiday Inn, and Joseph deliv- 
ered the baby himself. He is 
quick to point out, however, that 

t the true father of the 
child and claims that the Spirit 
of God caused Mary to conceive. 
He says Mary is still a virgin, 
jhhuui;h the two are married. 

is very distraught when I 
found out that Mary was preg- 
lid Joseph. "And more 
than a little angry. Of course, 
my first thought was that she 
had been unfaithful. We were 
engaged at the time, and I 
considered breaking the whole 
thing off." 

But then, he said, an angel of 
the Lord came to him and told 
m that the father of the child 
is God, and that this child was 
be the Jewish Messiah. 
"I was flabbergasted to say 
the least, but I've always be- 
lieved that God's ways are the 
right ways, even though they 
take us by surprise sometimes," 
|| he said. 

Other circumstances sur- 
'unding the birth seem to 
II indicate that it was not exactly 
average. A few farmers tending 
sheep last night said an angel 
|j appeared to them in a field with 

the simple 
that the 
Messiah had 
been born and 
that they would find 
him in a barn, 
sleeping in a feeding 

"And then a hug* 

said Philip, a sheep farmer who 
is a native of Bethlehem. "They 
sang this incredible song, 
'Glory to God in the highest, 
and peace on earth, goodwill to 

"At first I was frightened out 
of my mind," said Philip's 
cousin Jotham and partner in 
the sheep business. "But then I 
felt such a sense of peace and 
hope. And we found Him. We 
found Jesus, just as the angel 
said we would. 1 have studied 
the scrolls, and I believe that 
He is the Messiah." 

This promise of a Messiah 
is found in various places in the 
words of Jewish prophets like 
David the Psalmist and in the 
books of Moses. Strangely 
enough, the prophet Micah, 
over 400 years ago, said that 
the Messiah would be born in 
Bethlehem. "But you, 
Bethlehem, in the land of 
Judah," he wrote, "are by no 
means least among the rulers of 
Judah; for out of you will come 
a ruler who will be the shep- 
herd of my people Israel." And 
the prophet Isaiah predicted 
that this Messiah would be 
born to a virgin. 

The child was named Jesus 
at the command of the angel, 
"for He will save his people 
from their sins," said the 
heavenly visitor. 

Says Mary, "As I look at Him 
lying there as a baby, it's hard 
to believe He is the Son of 

How much do you know about 

A lot . . . 4% 

Know the basics . . . 21% 

Very little . . . 8% 

G.A.T.T.? What's that? . . . 57% 

News in a nutshell 

Sarajevo— The United Nations 
decided to suspend NATO 
flights over Bosnia in an effort 
to convince Bosnian Serbs to 
agree to a cease-fire and peace 
terms they earlier rejected and 
to free 400 UN peacekeeper 
hostages. Peacekeeper flights 
will continue in Croatia. As a 
result Bosnian Serb leader 
agreed to free many hostages 
and stop blocking peacekeep- 
ing envoys. But he turned 
down the latest cease-fire 
proposal saying, "We do not 
want a temporary cease-fire, 
we want to end this war." As of 
Monday 53 peacekeepers were 
released, but shelling in the 
area had not ceased. 

Manila — A ferry sank in Manila 
Bay last week. The dead count 
as of last Saturday is and 100 
are still missing out of the 400 
passengers on board. Hit by a 
freighter, the ferry was going to 
Tagbilaran, capital of Bohol 
Island, 350 miles southeast of 

Washington, D.C.— The Gen- 
eral agreement on Tariffs and 
Trade (affectionately known as 
GATT.) passed through both 
houses of Congress last week 
with a 288 to 146 vote in the 
House of Representatives and 
a 76 to 24 vote in the Senate. 
Measures in the agreement 
include a reduction of tariffs by 
one-third and the subjection of 
American work laws to review 
by a newly created trade court, 
the World Trade Organization. 

Washington, D.C.— In a cer- 
emony in the Rose Garden 
President Clinton announced 
that he would ask for a $25 
billion increase in military for 
next year's budget as well as 
an emergency increase in the 
Pentagon's budget this fiscal 

New York, N.Y.— Rapper 
Tupac Shakur was shot last 
week in what police say was a 
robbery. He checked himself 
out of the hospital after sur- 
gery for at least 5 gunshot 

GATT it? Got it. Good. 

Supporters say GATT will: 

• Reduce tariffs, lowering prices for consumers. 

• Open up agricultural markets now protected by unfair 

• Increase sales of U.S. products around the world. 

• Protect software developers from foreign piracy. 

• Open new markets for U.S. architects, engineers and con- 
struction firms. 

• Create export-related jobs in the United States. 

• Create a World Trade Organization to crack down on unfair 
trade practices. 

Opponents say GATT will: 

• Reduce tariffs, adding to the federal deficit. 

• Increase sales of foreign goods in the United States. 

• Kill jobs and cap wages in industries competing with im- 

• Weaken patent protection for software developers. 

• Create a World Trade Organization which will undercut U.S. 
health, safety, labor and environmental standards. 

• Make states and localities conform to World Trade 
Organization's decisions. 

No. of countries 

The BIG picture 

Participated in GATT negotiations, 1986-1993 

Allowed to join GATT in 1994 

Have GATT applications pending 

Haven't applied 

Reprinted with permission from the Chattanooga Times 

Southern Accent 


Gidgets and 

I confess to being somewhat 
if a "thing" watcher. And what 
ve concluded from my "thing" 
watching is that some of our so- 
called modern inventions don't 
make much sense. For example, 
take the garage door opener 

vitch 1 saw recently. It had two 
buttons that had to be pushed 
simultaneously to make it work. 1 
suppose that somebody designed 
the switch that way to prevent 
suiiii-<i[)r limn lnimpiiik it acci- 
dentally and closing the door 

i they really didn't want to. 
My complaint with this is. why do 

e need this protective device? 
Really, how dangerous is it if the 
door closes accidentally? Oh, yes, 

might be a child 
underneath it. Well, OK, maybe 
e do need to make it a little bit 
hard to accidentally hit the 
button. Hasn't the door designer 
thought of making a recessed 
button? 1 wonder if the person 
who designed this switch ever 
tried to close the door with his 
ms lull of groceries? 

Consider the shaver stand 
at came with my electric razor. 
uren and 1 both bought re- 
chargeable shavers about the 

e time. We got similar mod- 
els made by the same company. 

s charges in two hours 

while mine takes about six hours. 

e with a stand to hold it 

charging. Lauren's 

i no stand — evidently 

acturer decided that 

since one model charges so fast, 
it didn't need a stand. But I'd like 
to know who is going too stand 
there and hold a shaver while it 
charges, even if it takes only two 

While you are explaining 
things to me, could you please 
tell me why paper towel dispens- 
ers have locks on them? 1 know, I 
know, there are probably a few 
weird people who go around 
stealing toilet paper towels. But 
is it really a major problem? 
Many new janitorial workers 
don't have the key and therefore, 
the paper towels get stacked on 
top of the dispenser (where they 
can be easily stolen). What many 
people do not realize is that (in 
most cases) you don't have to 
have the special key that comes 
with the new dispenser— most 
any small key will open it. But 
why put a lock on it in the first 
place? Why not just put a button 
on top of the dispenser so that 
you can easily pop it open when 
you want to replenish the towels? 

Some things that people 
make really test your patience. I 
once borrowed a flashlight from a 
friend on a camping trip. When 
Dr. Ariel Roth handed it to me, he 
grinned and explained about his 
crazy light. "The only way to turn 
this thing off is to unscrew the 
top." When 1 inquired about why 
any one would want a flashlight 
with no switch, he explained. "It's 
not really a flashlight— it's 
actually an emergency light to 
hang on your garage." As long as 
the electricity is on and the light 
is in it's holder (which has to 
have an electrical connection to 
it), the light stays off and the 
battery charges. When the power 
goes off, the emergency light 
comes on arid stays on until the 
battery runs down or the regular 
power comes on again. Actually, 
that might be a nice invention, at 
that, now that i think about it. If 
the power should go olf in the 
middle of the night, the mice in 
my garage might appreciate a 
little emergency light. Say Dr. 
Roth, where did you get that 
crazy light? 

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— ExamAid care packages from home. 

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Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 

Collegedale police help folks stay safe during the holidays 
by making sure drivers are buckeled up. 

The children's choir performed during the short CARE vespers 

program before students went caroling in the community. Santa made his grand entrance to the Christmas tree 

lighting aboard the Tri-Community Fire Department truck. 

Talge resident defies "No Parking, Stopping, Standing Anytime" The S p irit of Christmas took hold at the annual Christmas tree 
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Southern Accent 

December 9, 1994 


Affolter, Appel, Dixon 
take 3-Man Tournament 

by Phillip Fong 

On a Saturday night, the 19th 
of November, the annual 3-Man 
Tournament was held. The 
tournament, which was double 
elimination, consisted of 16 
teams. "This is one of the best 3- 
Man tournaments that I have 
ever played in. The teams were 
evenly matched, meaning that to 
gettig to the championship game 

The championship game 
matched Affolter's team which 
had Appel and Dixon against 
Nancy Brock's team which had 
the hard spiking Moffit along 
with Nancy's husband Art Brock. 
The road for Affolter's team was 
a long and hard one. Their third 
round game against Ruling's 
team lasted for one hour and ten 
minutes. At the end, Affolter's 
team came out ahead but not 
without a fight. Ruhling's team 

came from a seven point deficit 
to a point loss of 17-16. 

The road for Brock's team 
was also long and hard. They 
were put in the loser's bracket 
early in the night and had to fight 
their way to the championship 

Since Brock's team had 
previously lost, that meant that 
they would have to win the first 
game, which they did 16-1 1. They 
did this with the relentless play 
of Nancy and Art Brock and Chad 
Moffit's killer spikes. In the 
second game, both teams were 
exhausted, however, the hustle 
of Affolter's team beat that of 
Brock's, which had played hard 
the game before to avoid getting 
eliminated. The score of the 
final game was 15-1 1 and gave 
Affolter, Appel and Dixon the "3- 
Man Touranament champion- 


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Never Too Old 

by Phillip Fong 

Like Dwight Clark's winning touchdown or Magic Johnson's 
winning basket or like Joe Carter's winning homerun, George 
Foreman's knockout of Micheal Moore will be one of the most 
remembered landmark of the 90's if not ever. 

No matter what his future holds, all that will be remembered 
is that short, twisting, concussive right hand Foreman landed on 
Micheal Moore's chin on the 10th round of the championship 
fight. In the process Foreman won Moore's 1BF and WBA title 

Foreman, who is 45 years old, became the oldest heavy- 
weight champion. For a man of that age to even fight isjncred- 
ible but to win the heavyweight championship is truly special. 
At 45 years old, most men that age are home watching sports 
instead of playing them. Instead, Foreman broke that mold for 
the old timers and gave them a glimpse of hope that it is never to 
late to accomplish what they want. 

This win by Foreman will go down in sports history as the 
most significant win. This win by Foreman will never be forgot- 
ten just like Dwight Clark's catch or Magic's basket or Joe Cart- 
ers homerun. So remember, if their is something out there that 
you want to accomplish go out there and do it. And if you need a 
little inspiration just watch the Foreman fight. 

Sports Tip 

by Harvey Hiller 

A common injury suffered while particapating in sports is e 
muscle strain, better known as a "pulled muscle." This 
injury can keep a person out of any sports activity from 4-8 
weeks. The sad thing about this is that it can be easily prevented. 
In my practice, I have found that athletes can prevent muscle 
strains by properly stretching before they compete in sports. 
The problem lies in that most people don't know how to properly 
stretch. Research has shown that most muscle elongation is 
achieved by doing 4 streches consecutively and holding each for 
15 -20 seconds. 

A proper stretch is slow and controlled with a smooth pull. 
No pain should be felt when doing this. Another method is 
heating the muscle. This can be done by wearing a sweat suit. E 
doing this you stimulate the muscle and relax it better. 

If you have any questions or want to get information on 
different stretching exercises, please submit these requests to 
the Accent office and I will do my best to respond to them. 

Do you like Claxton fruit cake? 

A little . . . 16% 
Yes... 11% 
No! . . . 73% 

Teachers needed immediately 

Spend a year teaching conversational English 
in China, Poland, Russia, or Turkey 

For more information, please contact: 

Dr. M. T. Bascom 

General Conference of SDA 

International Teacher Service 

12501 Old Columbia Pike 

Phone: (301) 680-6028 

Fax: (301) 680-6031 

December 9, 1994 

Southern Accent 


What gift would you want to give someone 
(that's not a tangible gift) and why? 

"Every good thing 
bestowed and every 
perfect gift is from above, 
coming down from the 
Father of lights, with 
whom there is no varia- 
tion of shifting shadow." 
—James 1:17 

Thought for the day: 

Pam Mashbum 

As a gift giver yau wouldn't 
consider leaving the price tag 
attached expecting reimburse- 
ment. You wouldn't bribe the 
recipient for something in 
return, otherwise you wouldn't 
be giving a gift. There's one 
thing always true about a gift 
and that is it's free! Nothing is 
expected in return, it's given 
from a heart of love. 

As a gift receiver you 
wouldn't consider trying to be 
a good enough friend, daughter 
or boyfriend to be worthy of a 
gift; instead you would accept 
it thankfully recognizing it to 
have been given freely from a 
spirit of love. 

Yet, although we can 
explain these definitions and 
they may seem a little trite, we 
get forget how it applies to our 
Father's gift to us. Jesus. Sure, 

we say with our lips, "There's 
nothing we can do to earn 
salvation," but often our view 
of God is a stern celestial being 
that has be grudgingly divan 
His son for us. Some of us see 
God as having given Jesus 
freely, but with an expectation 
that we shape up before we can 
receive Him. That is NOT a gift 
my friends. 

According to Romans 6:23, 

something.. .sin will pay it's 
wages through death; however, 
if it's God's gift that we seek, it 
will be given free of charge. 
And freely it was given many 
years ago when our Savior was 
born into this world to die for 
you and me. Accept the free gift 
of Jesus with an open and 
thankful heart. 

If you are interested in being more involved in your school, 
please call the CARE office at 02724. 

Do you go caroling on 
Christmas Eve? 

Yes . . . 26% 
No . . . 74% 

Acceptance. Christmas is the 
time for acceptance. But too many 
of us reject people in various ways. 

We look to see who sent us a H 

Christmas card and who didn't and H 

if someone forgot us then they are t; 

for sure wiped off our list for next S 

year. Yet we are never wiped off of 1 

Christ's Christmas card list. Even | 

though we reject Him everyday, He I 

still keeps on accepting us. I just 1 

wish the whole world could feel the 1 

acceptance of Jesus. 

Mickey Sayles 

If I could, I would give 
the one thing that we all are search- 
ing for in life — true happiness. The 
best way to give the gift of happi- 
ness is to show them the love of 
Jesus Christ. It is only through Him 
that we obtain true happiness. 

The gift I would give is forgive- 
ness. So many times we do not 
realize how a word or action can 
affect a loved one. Sometimes in the 
heat of battle we forget to use our 
words for healing not hurting. From 
Bosnia to L.A. forgiveness is the key 
to many of our daily problems, 
because with forgiveness comes 
love, joy, peace and hope. Matt 

Jackie N. James 

I would givi 
e friendship. A true friend, 

: you can hang out with a 
talk with, is always needed. You c 
share friendship with others and ; 
true friend brings happiness, trus 
and love. 

Xiomara Alcala' 

If I had to give a friend a gift that 

is not tangible, I would give them 

happiness. That would be the 

greatest gift. Just think if your 

friends were always happy — no 

matter what happened in their life 

they'd stili be content. That would 

Mindi LaFever 

Southern Accent 

Foreign Affairs 


by Tami Burch 

When I was a little girl, 
Christmas morning meant walk- 
ing downstairs to see a beauti- 
fully lit Christmas tree, lots of 
presents, a stocking stuffed with 
many different kinds of treats, 
and the reading of the Christmas 
story. We'd eat English muffins 
with cream cheese for breakfast. 
In the afternoon, we'd eat a huge 
dinner with the whole family, and 
afterward we would head outside 
to play in the cold and snow. 
Although the years have passed 
quickly, the Christmas traditions 
have stayed the same. I could 
always count on all of these 
things Christmas morning. That 
was until last year when I spent 
my first Christmas away from 

By spending last year on 
Ebeye, I had the opportunity to 
see and learn the traditions of a 
different culture. On Ebeye 
Christmas is a big family celebra- 
tion. Entire families get together. 
Peoplecome from many different 
islands to visit with family and 
friends and to participate in the 
Christmas beats. For the 
Marshallese, the beats are the 
main part of Christmas. Let me 
explain What a beat is. A beat is 
a type of cultural dance. People 
of all ages participate. Each 
church family, section of town or 
outer Island may have their own 
beat. They all wear uniforms, 
and often times during the beat 
they will throw out gifts of 
clothing, food , or even cans of 
soda to the audience. Not being 
of the Marshallese culture, I 
found this tradition to be rather 
exciting, especially while looking 
out for the flying soda cans. 

They started practicing for 
the beats in early November. 
Practice times would normally 
start around 10:30pm and run 
through 3:00 am. At first this 
made sleeping rather difficult, 
because there was a beat that 
practiced right outside my 
window. Now you have to 
understand, this was not Christ- 
mas music like you're used to. 
The beats were done to tradi- 
tional Marshallese music which 
has a strong beat and is very 

repetitive. Eventually, most of 
us learned to sleep through it. 
But many a night my roommate: 
and 1 would lay awake unable to 
sleep., just wishing the noise 
would stop. 

The beats took their toll on 
my students as well. Many of 
them would come to school 
exhausted from a night of 
practice. I remember one of my 
boys was in four different beats. 
He would come to class and say 
"Miss Burch I am so tired, 1 
cannot type today." But he 
would eventually finish the 
assignment and then go lay on 
the back table. 

The beats started their 
performances on Christmas 
morning. They ran all day and 
evening, taking breaks for 
meals. They stopped Sunday 
morning for church services to 
be held and then started up 
again and ran late into Sunday 
night. You could go to any 
church and find a beat going on. 
1 don't remember exactly how 
many different beats there were 
but I do know that there would 
have been no way to see them 
all, even if we had stayed up all 

At Ebeye SDA school, 
Christmas meant a Christmas 
Program. I remember spending 
hours practicing Hark (he Harold 
Angels Sing with 30 third grad- 
ers. They loved to sing but for 
the longest time they could 
never remember the words. But 
we practiced and the night of 
the program they sounded like 
Angels. They all dressed in 
white and we made halos for 
them. 1 can only imagine the 
smile on Jesus' face as He 
listened to them sing in their 
broken English. 

1 really missed not being 
home for the holidays last year. 
I didn't get to see my family or 
do any of my family traditions. I 
admit I was pretty homesick for 
a few days. The Lord took care 
of that for me too. Now I won- 
der if He took care of too well. 
As I sit and write this. I begin to 
be homesick for my "family" - 
and Christmas of last year. lean 
still see my children singing, 
and the smiles on their faces as 
we celebrated Christmas as a 
class, and I can still hear the 
sound of the beats being prac- 
ticed outside my window and in 
the neighboring churches and 

Remember the Student 
Missionaries, task force, and 
ACA students this Holiday 
season. They will be experienc- 
ing a whole new way of cel- 
ebrating. For some, it may be 
exciting and for others it may 
seem pretty lonesome. Pray that 
the Lord will give them special 
blessings and wonderful memo- 
ries to treasure for the rest of 
their lives. 

Do you have a live or fake tree 
at your house for Christmas? 

Live . . . 56% 

Fake . . . 36% 

Both . . . 4% 

No tree . . . 4% 

Proctor & Gamble rumors 
not based on truth 

by Julie Tillman 

If you're worried about the 
Proctor and Gamble products 
supporting the Satanic Church, 
rest assured that P&G is in no 
way connected to Satanism. 

Early in the fall, someone 
passed a flyer around our cam- 
pus calling all Christians to 
refrain from purchasing P&G 
products "in the name of Jesus 

Clearly the accusations in the I 
flyer passed around campus falls f 
into the category of " 

How does one determine 
whether a charge is a rumor? 

"Before you become part of 
the wrecking crew," wrote Ann 
Landers, columnist, "Ask for 
some proof that what 'they' are 
saying is really true." 

... the flyer passed around campus falls into the 
category of "spreading rumors." 

Christ." It claimed that a P&G 
executive appeared on March 1, 
1994 on the Donahue show and 
admitted that a percentage of 
P&G's sales went to Satanism. 

"The President of P&G has 
never appeared on DONAHUE, 
nor has any other P&G execu- 
tive," wrote Phil Donahue. 
"Anyone who claims to have 
seen such a broadcast is either 
mistaken or lying. It never hap- 

"P&G has filed over a dozen 
lawsuits against people guilty of 
spreading the Satanic rumor," 
according to a P&G press re- 
lease. "In one suit against a 

settlement of $75,000. Another 
couple in Florida was sued 
because they repeated the 
rumors to their next-door neigh- 
bors. P&G takes the spreading o 


sly ■ 

If you are having trouble 
determining whether or not 
something is true, Dr. Lynn Sauls | 
suggested this guideline: 

"If something sounds too 
good to be true, it probably isn't 
true. It works the other way too. 
If something sounds too bad to 
be true, it probably isn't true 

Dr. Pam Harris, in her article 
Why the SDA Press Release is 
Propaganda (published in the 
Accent the The Board Speaks), 
mentions other "hallmarks" that 
should motivate one to be 
suspicious, such as determining 
who is making the charge and 
the source's motivation. 

"When a charge is made 
anonymously," said Harris, "it's a 
big warning that something may 
not be right. Credible sources 
aren't afraid to have their names j 
and reputations behind the 

At what age did you stop 
believing in Santa? 

Never did . . . 59% 

Still do... 19% 

3-5 years . . . 9% 

6-9 years . . . 9% 

10-12... 4% 

Southern Accent 


really glad that we are going to th 
school, even though it is only for 
year. Merry Christmas! 

"To Stac 

y (or being a tolerant room- 

mate; To 

ry Christmas 


cole Plantler. I'll love 
hawn Janes." 

you always. 


s and Merle's; To TB— Beg for 
r else; To everyone else, Have 

the happ 

est holidays ever. God bless, 

Southern Accent 

Christmas bells jingle 

Students get cold but hearts stay warm 


by Christina Hogan 

A Christmas tree, chilly 
weather, people decked out in 
red and green, caroling, an 
angelic choir, Mary, Joseph, 
baby Jesus, and, yes, hot choco- 
late and cookies too. Christmas 
has come to CollegedaJe. 

Friday, 8 p.m., December 2, 
students nearly packed the 
Collegedale church to enjoy the 
speciaJ CARE vespers. 

As students entered the 
church, a large Christmas tree 
decorated in gold, greeted them 
in the atrium. Remnant set the 
mood with Christmas carols like 
the all-time favorite "Joyto the 
World" as students found their 

After Remnant, the Angelic 
Choir (Collegedale Children's 
Choir) in their white robes and 
halos of gold sang praise to 
Jesus while Mary and Joseph, 
portrayed by children, listened. 

The theme of the evening, 
"The Angels Sang," continued in 
the short talk given by Dr. Pam 
Harris, chair of the Journalism 
Department. Harris took the 
audience back in time to eaves- 
drop on the angels in heaven. 

Harris described what prob- 
ably took place when the news of 
Christ's birth was heard. "'It's 
significant story of 


Then, Remnant ended the 
program with their rendition of 
"Go, tell it on the mountain." 

It was getting late for the 
yawning Joseph and restless 
angels, but for the students, the 

rung v 


Some carolers, however, 
didn't have much luck with their 

"We were three for twelve, 
but, hey, we had fun," said 
Sophomore Grady Sapp. 

"I liked the fact that we were 
as cold as our audience," said 
Sophomore James Johnson. 

Not everyone found a cold 
audience, though. "The elderly 
were our warmest listeners," 
said Sophomore Jennifer Evans. 

Despite the cold weather and 
the missing audience, almost 
everyone seemed to have fun 
caroling. "I enjoyed the fellow- 
ship with others," said Sopho- 
more Monica DeLong. 

Senior Laura Dukeshire 
agreed. "1 had a great time 
singing with everybody." 

After caroling, students came 
back to the gym to enjoy hot 
chocolate and cookies.provided 
by CARE. 

"Reality 101" 

I spend a lot of time talking 
to high school seniors about 
college. Their questions can 
be summed up in one sen- 
tence: "What major will pay 
me the most money, but will 
take the least study?" At this 
point I have to laugh. "Ha, ha, 
ha," I'll say, wishing that I had 
thought of that before 1 took 

The sad fact is that much 
of what you learn you will 
never use. Yes, it's true. This 
is why many VCR's in the 
United States have a blinking 
12:00 - we didn't learn what 
we really needed. If your 
automobile oil light comes on, 
it does no good to shout, 
"Columbus sailed the ocean 
blue in 1492!" or "linear pro- 
gramming includes the sim- 
plex method!" What has 
happened is that your 
BMW is dead, and a guy 
driving a tow truck with a GED 
is going to charge you the 
cost of a semester at Harvard. 

This is why 1 encourage 
students not to take Biology 
They involve a 
lot of facts and details which 
will keep you studying for 
hours. That's a sure way to 
kill your college experience. 
Instead, take Art. Here, you 

lump of clay on a 
and everyone will 
gather around holding their 
chins in their hands and 
humongous checks to buy 
your genius. Philosophy is 

too. You can say things 

December 9, 1994 

like, "I think, therefore I'm a 
yam," or something like that, 
and before you know it, 
you're a college president 
somewhere in Europe. Or 

The problem with some 
majors is that t. 
increases the amount of 
things a student has to store 
away in their brains. Two 
hundred years ago, chemistry 
professors would stand up 
front and instruct their ma- 
jors like this: "OK, today we 
will study the art of the ele- 
ments. They are rocks, trees, 
and water. Also, if you put 
your hand in fire, a reaction 
called "burning" will take 
place. Now, please pick up 
your diplomas on the way 

All Isaac Newton had to do 
to become rich and famous 
was have an apple bonk him 
on the head and survive long 
enough to attribute it to 
something we can't see. This 
is a clever method scientists 
around the world use to make 
millions. "We're looking for 
quarks," they'll tell the gov- 
ernment, and then laugh 
themselves silly. "I know," 011 
scientist will say, "Let's get 
them to give us a couple of 
billion to look for a black 
hole!" At this point they laugh 
so hard they can't breath. 

College adn 

changing to better 
reflect reality. Sample ques- 
include: "When is Mon- 
day Night Football?" and 
"When you receive a request 
for an audit from the IRS, you 
should: A. Declare insanity. B. 
Flee the country. C. Change 
your name. D. All of the 
above." Naturally, this is what 
life is about. 

So, as you finish up this 
semester and get ready to 
choose your new classes. I 
leave you with those immortal 
words of Albert Einstein's: 
"Forget this relativity junk. 
Anybody got a tow truck?" 

December 9, 1994 

Southern Accent 


If No One Is To Come 

If no one is to cbme, no one arose, ■ 

No orie was crucified, no God walked. dusty paths, 

No child went about his father's business, 

No child was born, no son given... ' 

Those four made up a right good story. 


Faculty gets physical 

5 to come, i 

l did walk Judean roads 

A child went forth, a son was given, 
Behold the man! 

Better to try on his story 
Than that of Richard Cory. 

Believe you Him: 

God was as human given, wore flesh, 
Gave good news to rich and poor. 
Bore all our sorrows,' will come once i 
Good grief opened up the door. 


i excelcis deo . , 

Hear them now. 
Christmas bells are ringing. 
Bow down low, then. 
Him adore. 

; still i 

Dr. R. Lynn Sauls 

Students appreciate art 


Students taking Art Apprecia- 
)n had a week long tour of New 
irk over Thanksgiving break. 
Their class room became a 
metropolis and their reading 
;came reality. Bob Garren took 
s class of 46 to several art 
useums, off-Broadway plays, 
■and the ballet. The purpose of 
■the trip was to experience all 
I types of art and culture. 

of famous artists such as Van 
Gough, and Picasso were avail- 
able for careful examination. 
Students kept a journal on the 
works that caught their atten- 
tion. "We usually chose two 
epics in each museum and 
critiqued them," said Sophomor 
Brian Hindman. "Some were 


Their classroom became a metropolis and 
their reading became reality. 

The group left SC Saturday 
night and drove all night and 
arrived in the Big Apple at about 
1:30 the next day. They were 
ready to face the city once they 
had settled into their rooms at 
the YMCA. "The rooms were as 
| small as prison cells," said the 
t teacher, Adan Saldana, "but 
I Ihey were clean, warm, and 
I safe." Sophomore Eric Hullquist 
| added "and they had a nice TV." 
The group used their first 
day to get used to traveling the 
I underground and visited the 
I World Trade Center. They spent 
I some time at the Museum of 
I Modern Art. The original works 

ism at the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art. They viewed the private 
Frick Collection of art, and 
explored the unique spiral 
architecture of the Guggenheim 
Museum that was six stories tall 
and had no stairs. During eve- 
nings, they got a taste of the 
performing arts. 

by Tamara Lowman 

Back by popular demand of 
the faculty, the Wellness Com- 
mittee is now running a program 
called "The 12 Days of Fitness." 
This will be the second year that 
this. program has run. , , 

The program is purely for 
faculty participation. The faculty 
are given a handout where they 
find the daily activities that have 
been chosen for their enjoyment 
and benefit during this year's 12 
Days of Fitness program. 

The faculty do the first day's 
activity all 12 days, then the 
second day's activity for the 
remaining 1 1 days and so on. ' 
The activity for the 12th day will 
only be done once. 

Those faculty who success- 
fully complete all 12 days of 
activities, sign and return the 

handout to the Physical Educa- 
tion Department will receive a 
specially designed sweatshirt as 
their reward. 

During the 12 Days of Fitness, 
as one of their activities, the 
faculty read a book by the 
American college of Sports 
Medicine called "ACSM Fitness 
Book." The book is very practi- 
cal, easy to read, well illustrated 
and has some valuable informa- 
tion that they can keep with 

This is one more creative 
idea by the Wellness Committee 
and the Southern College Admin- 
istration to provide each em- 
ployee with opportunities to 
enhance their physical, mental, 
social, and spiritual well-being 
from a balanced perspective. 



The next time- you get ihal urge 
to "run for the border." you might 
want to cut your exodus short Tropical Paradise Latin Market + Cafe 
offers you authentic, home cooked Latin dishes at a price a student can 

Tropical Paradise is owned and operated hy Spanish Church members 
Omar and Aimee Ticlves. Aimee is a former student of Southern so she- 
knows what it is like to try to eat on a shoe string budget. The prices are 
ridiculously low. En tree's and sandwiches average between S3 and $4 
with no meal exceeding 54. All the sandwiches and most entree's are 
available with a choice of real or veggi meat. 

On my visit 1 had the Fricassee de Polio (Fn-chick version) and black 
beans and rice. The Fricassee is a sa\ ory dish made w ith sauteed toma- 
toes, onions and peppers cumin ncd v. ith a health), dash ol "Cuban spices" 
and either Fri-chick or chicken. The dish is baked and served steaming 
hot. It is the perfect combination fur a side ol beans and nee. My friend 
had an empanada (spic\ meat] heel in veggie | in a fried pie crust) and 
fried plantains. For dessert we hmh had ihe bread pudding and a sample 
of the guava cheese cake. The bread pudding was the best 1 had ever 
tasted and the guava cheese cake, winch I thought sounded gross, turned 

Both Aimee and Omar have a burden for students. They offer a 10% 
discount lo anyone who can produce a student ID (Restaurant only) So, if 
you are looking for an eatery with good food at a price that you can 
afford you should try Tropical Paradise Latin Market and Cafe. 8050 Old 
Lee I lighway Ooltcwah, TN. 

Ballet, and the comedy, Das 
Barbecue, which was a take-off 
from an old German opera 

. . . visiting famous places and events like the 
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Jay Leno's 
Tonight Show, China Town, and Little Italy. 

Carousel, an off-Broadway 
production was a favorite. They 
attended the New York City 

modified with an interesting 
Texas-style twist. 

Students took advantage of 

their free time in the city so rich 
with culture, by visiting famous 
places and events like the 
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Pa- 
rade, Jay Leno's Tonight Show, 
China Town, and Little Italy. 

To some, Thanksgiving just 
wasn't quite the same without 
family, but it was agreed that the 
trip was definitely worthwhile. 

Southern Accent 


What is the best gift you have ever received? 

7 really wanted a horse, but 
my parents were broke. They 
saved their money , though, 
and got me a horse for Christ- 
mas when I was 11." 

"As of this Christmas, it is 

getting married. But from years 

past, it was a Mickey Mouse 

watch that played the Mickey 

Mouse March. 

"My uncle in Alaska shot and 
killed a grizzly bear. Then he 
tB and sent it to 

- brown 
puppy dog for Christmas when 
four. For most of my 

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Friday, December 9 

•Vespers, Messiah 
•Sunset 5:29 

Saturday, December 10 

•Church, Collegedale School 


•Evensong at 5:30 p. 


•Christmas parties 

December 13-15 

•Campus Shop book buy back 

December 16-January 7 

•Christmas vacation! Have a 
great break. 

January 8 &9 


Tuesday, January 10 

•Here we go again! Classes 
begin for second semester. 

Thursday, January 12 

•Assembly, 11 a.m. What's 

Friday, January 13 

•Vespers, John Appei, Sr. 
•Sunset 5:50 

Saturday, January 14 

• Evensong 5:30 
•Warren Miller ski movie 
"Vertical Reality" 8 p.m., lies 

Thursday, January 19 

•Health fair, 10-2, lies 
•Assembly, 11a.m., lies 

Southern AccErrr 


Southern College 


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Official Student Newspaper 

Volume 50, Issue 8 


^^T ^^^r Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists 

*"7^e utt^tideft^. tx£ co4y^d ptv&l U^t, " "Piatttt. / ?9:?30 

January 27, 1995 

iuccessful Underwater Escapade 
took hard work, faithful friends 

Three days of cutting fishing 
, building elaborate struc- 
s, and making paper waves 
linated Saturday at 9:07 p.m. 
Student Association officers 
a few faithful friends spent 
lany hours preparing for the SA 
(nderwater Escapade. "We were 
3 until 4:30 Thursday night," 
aid SA Social Vice-president 
Jeather Aasheim. "The stream- 
s took forever, but we had a lot 
good help." 

"Mozart and I cut out 26 
Irips from 6,000 feet of stream- 

" said SA Public Relations 
fecretary Heilange Celamy. 
After the party, we hauled off ■ • 
wo huge truckioads of wood. 

r fingers froze and I thought 
hey would fall off." 

There were many jobs that party- 
goers didn't think of. "I hung those fish 

up there on the ceiling and helped put 

up the ship," said Senior Marca Age. "I 

was there until after 4 a.m. both Thurs- 
day and Saturday." 

Atmosphere has a lot to do with the 

success of any social event. "The deco- 
rations were very creative and exciting," 

said Sophomore Kacy Tate, with a smile. 

"They helped set the mood and make 

things fun." 

Escapaders had a bit of everything 

to keep them occupied. Freshman Joe 

Hodges agreed. "I thought the party was 

really fun because there was so much to 

do," he said. "I especially enjoyed the 

'Fun Flicks.'" 

"I- thought the activities were very 

entertaining. I especially enjoyed the 

jumping cage and dancing with Peter 

and the rest of my friends at 'Fun 

^_^_ Flicks,*" said 

Sophomore An- 
gela Soucy, "It was 
more entertaining 
than I had antici- 
pated, and I had a 
really good time." 

The 'Gong 
Show' was another hit with the partiers. "I 
loved the show. Ken, DaryL, 
and Dean Magers were a blast," said Fresh- 
man Tim Stubbert with a hearty guffaw. 
"The contestants did an awesome show, 
but 1 think the gongers should have won. 
Sometimes I was laughing so hard I almost 

Eddie Nino put up a good fight at the SA party Saturday 
before he bit the beam, so to speak. 

dors commented on the stu- 
dents' friendliness. They were 
impressed with the Southern 
College student body." 

"I had a great time helping 
Heather pull through a great 
party," said Celamy. 

"My goal in planning this 

i<§fioii»@© l wm mu§m\ 

■attacked by a not-so-thrilled gorilla at the gong show, 

Nearly every student had a great time al 
the party. Freshman Stephanie Boggess is 
one of them. "I think the SA did a good job 
with the Underwater Escapade. I had so 
much fun at each event that I didn't have 
time to get to all of them." she said. "The 
bouncy cage thing was the best part. On 
second thought, the miniature golf was . . . 
okay, as 1 said, it was all good!" 

"I really appreciated how great the 
students were," said Aasheim. "The ven- 

party was to entertain the larg- 
est number of people at one 
time," Aasheim said. "I think the 
videos (Kramer Entertainment 
Agency). Octupus Shuffle, golf 
course, and caricature artist 
(David Mandel) gave people a 
chance to either participate or to 
enjoy watching those who did." 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2 
Opinion p. 3 
News p. 4 - 6 

World News p. 7 
Features p. 8 - 9 
Sports p. 10 

Religion p. 11 
Foreign Affairs 
Lifestyles p. 12 

p. 12 

Southern Accent 


January 27 ] 

Campus Notes 

"My Fair Lady", this years annual musical presented by 
the Music and English Departments, will be held the 
evening of February 1 1-13. Tickets will go on sale January 7 
for $7 (tax included). For more information, call the Music 

Week of Spiritual emphasis is January 30-February 4. 
The Southern College faculty is going to present the pro- 
grams. The evening's meetings start at 7 p.m. and there are 
two double credit assembly meetings at 1 1 a.m. Tuesday 
and Thursday. 

Thatcher Hall had a month of womanhood this January 
in honor of 1995 being the year of the woman. Worships 
were focused on women and issues facing them. A brunch 
for Thatcher residents this Sunday will be the highlight of 
the month-long foucs on women. 

Dr. Green, of the Psychology Department is implement- 
ing the use of Internet in his classes. He requires students 
to submit their assignments via electronic mail. Dr. 
Kuhlman also uses internet with his students . His as- 
tronomy class recieves their class assignments via internet. 

The General Education Department is discussing the 
possibility of updating the computer skills general educa- 
tion requirement to make sure students will have the skills 
necessary for the twenty-first century. The department is 
also considering changing the general education curricu- 
lum. Currently, Southern operates on a course distribution 
system, which gives students choices of different courses 
to meet their general education requirements. Certain 
general education classes may become mandatory. 

Student Employment: Positions open for the Cafeteria, 
Campus Kitchen, and Service Dept. One opening for mail 
room 8:00-12:00 a.m., Mon.-Fri. College Press has two open- 
ings for college students. One for morning shift and the 
other for the afternoon shift. Call 238-3396, for more infor- 

There will be a Steve Perry concert February 20, 1995, 
at 7:30 p.m, at the Civic Auditorium in Knoxville, Tennessee. 
Tickets are now on sale at the Auditorium/Coliseum box 
office, Thompson/Boling Arena box office, and Proffitt's 
stores. Charge by phone 615-656-4444. 

"The Adventist Theological Society" will convene for its 
third meeting of the school year at Southern College on 
February 1 1 at 3 p.m. in the Collegedale SDA Church (semi- 
nar room, 2nd floor). Assistant Professor of Religion, Dr. 
Ron DuPreez, will speak on the topic, 'How Ellen G. White 
Used Modern Bible Translations.' All are welcome to attend. 

Take Note!: The SA Valentine's Banquet will be held on Feb. 
12 in the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club at 6:00 p.m. 
Tickets are $15 per person and may be bought at the Coun- 
seling Center. Be prepared to pay for on-site pictures of you 
and your date taken by Steve Holley. Price is around $10 for 
2 5x7's and 4 wallets. 

SA elections for the 1995-96 school ear are approaching. 
Applications will be available on Feb. 6 and due on Feb. 8 
with signatures. Applications will be reviewed on Feb. 9 and 
the results posted on Feb. 10. Campaigning may begin on 
Feb. 13 with the speeches occurring during assembly on 
Feb. 16. Primary elections will happen on Feb. 21 and gen- 
eral elections on Feb. 7. For more information, call Sean 
Rosas at 2447. 

Throwing it all 

A lot of things are meant 
to be disposable. Contacts, 
diapers, and cameras just to 
name a few. They're really 
convenient, too. No more 
twenty minutes wasted clean- 
ing the contacts every morn- 
ing, no more scrubbing on 
cloth diapers, and certainly 
no missed pictures on vaca- 
tions because someone forgot 
to pack the camera. Just buy 
a disposable one for $15. 

Some things in life, how- 
ever, are not quite as easily 
disposed of. Like those extra 
pounds the X-mas fudge 
added to Aunt Gertrude, the 
gray hairs accumulating on 
dad's head, and those 
grudges that have been 
harboring in the corner of 
your mind since third grade. 
Oh, and one other thing, ' 

Sadly, America seems to 
be under the delusion that 
marriage can be donned and 

doffed like some lifeless hat. 

Husbands and wives are tried 
on and discarded like so 
many items of clothing. What 
happened to 'til death do us 
part'? Is that something 
Americans just have to say j n 
order to get married, like 
saying please to get polite 
service in a department 

How very tragic that the 
heart of America, the family, 
should be subject to such 
frequent upheaval. No won- 
der people look around and 
ask each other where 
everybody's values and 
morals went. The answer is, 
probably, into the trash 
where every other disposable 
item in America lands, over- 
flowing our landfills and 
seeping back into our water 
and soil to poison us with our 

Terribly morbid as it 
seems, it's been an endlessly 
encroaching phenomena for 
many years. How do we, as 
Christians, deal with this 
problem? Are we properly 
preparing our youth for the 
reality of marriage, the com- 
mitment it takes to maintain 
a happy and fulfilling exist- 
ence with another, forever? I 
hope so, because 1 would 
hate to think that Christians 
share the same view as so 
many others, that marriage is 
a razor. So 

many things are created t 
be disposable, but marria 
isn't one of them. 



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Southern Accent 


Secret Service snags Southern 
student in sweet crime 

by Stacy Spaulding DeLay 
O.K., I admit it. It was me. 
Security was tight. 1 noticed 
as soon as I walked into the 
| Chattanooga Trade Center 
| lobby. Lots of men, and even a 
oman or two, dressed in dark 
iits. It was the ear pieces that 
ive them away. 1 knew who 
ley were right off. Secret Ser- 
ce agents. I knew I was going to 
i frisked. And worse, some man 
as going to search my purse, 
lhat private domain where no 
- man had ever sought to 
I. All this, just to hear Vice- 
president Al Gore make a speech 
wo weeks ago. 

I registered at the "members 
lof the press only" table. (Ah, 
Jthose exclusive Accent privi- 
leges.) Then I stepped up to the 
|search table, ready to face any 
sault they might throw at me. 
It really wasn't that bad. The 
[first time, at least. The agent 
■oked through my purse, no big 
■al. Another agent ran a hand- 

held metal detector around me. 
It was nothing. 

But it wasn't over yet. Alter 
picking out a seat in the front 
row, I was told that members of 
the press would have to sit in 
the "press pen." The "pen" was a 
roped-off section of seats in the 
back of the room, behind all the 
TV cameras. 

I couldn't imagine missing a 
good view of Gore, or the possi- 
bility of shaking his hand. So 1 
outsmarted them. I stuffed the 
press pass into my pocket, went 
back to the lobby, and re-regis- 
tered as a legitimate member of 
the public. But this also meant 
another purse-search to get back 

Searches were a little more 
thorough this time around. This 
agent was especially good. 
Without taking anything out of 
my purse, he was even able to 
search those dark crevices in thi 
very bottom and find all seven o 
my pens. I admit that I'm still a 

Student Perspective 

by Cindy Maier 

Wow! Me? Write an article for the Accent! I 
can't decide. Should I attack some political issue 
welcome new students, or renew acquaintances 
from years past? 

I remember reading a prayer by an unknown 
author over Christmas break and decided t 
my own poem modeled after that prayer. 

A Collegiate Prayer 

Lord Your Will, not my own? 

I prayed for book knowledge. 

So (hat I would pass American History, 

You gave me questions, 

That I would seek Your wisdom. 

I prayed for calmness, 

So that I could deliver my presentation. 

You gave me anxiety. 

That I would seek your peace. 

I prayed for love. 

To be happy in the future. 

You gave me solitude, 

That I would learn You are love. 

I prayed for earthly things. 

You gave me none. 

I needed heavenly things, 

You supplied them in abundance. 

Lord Your will, > 

Remember what we pray for may not be what we need. In all 
things minor or significant "Lord Your will, not my own!" should be 
our prayer. 

little jealous of his expertise. (My 
pens always get stuck in those 
crevices when I'm trying to write 
a check real fast, and I end up 
dumping out my purse in front of 
a really cute salesman.) 

When the agent opened the 
front pocket, 1 was surprised. The 
agent who searched my purse 
the first time didn't look there. 
Suddenly, this agent started 
grinning. Let's see, I thought. 
What did I put in there last? A C. S. 
Lewis book for honors seminar, 
some lip gloss, breath mints, a 
highlighter . . . 

Now he was laughing and 
nudging the agent next to him. He 
said something about a restau- 
rant. Is this guy hungry? Is he 
flirting? I hope he doesn 't try to 
ask me out . . . He laughed even 
more at my bewildered look. 

I was so embarrassed that 
when he handed my purse back, I 
went straight to my seat to see 
what he had found so amusing. 
I'm sure my face turned a thou- 
sand shades of red when I real- 
ized the agent had caught me. 
Caught me with about twenty 
little pink packages of Sweet and 
Low that I'd taken from a restau- 
rant because I'd run out at home. 

I felt like I'd been caught 
stealing. Well, maybe stealing 
isn't the right word. In a restau- 
rant, the condiments are meant 
to be used with the food that you 
buy, right? In fact, I think 1 even 
read somewhere that you can't 
put back the ones you don't use, 
because of some OSHA require- 
ment. So why shouldn't I take the 
extras home with me? 

Hey, that reminds me, maybe 
I should take out those packets of 
Taco Bell hot sauce in case 
Clinton comes to town. 


"It's part of my job 
description. Giving you 
those "ah-ha" experi- 

— Mark Peach to World 
Civ class during a quiz. 

"If I could hold a gun to 
your head and say 
'read the book,' well, I'd 
like that." 

— Dr. Henry Kuhlman to 
Astronomy class. 

"It's not hell Lord, it's 

help Lord!" 

— Dr. Robertson trying 

to get his Southern 

Singers to stress their 


"I don't think they 
come in my size." 
—Scott Huling, A.K.A. 
Henry Hoggins, when 
the "My Fair Lady" cast 
was told to wear high 
heels the next time the 
waltz scene was re- 

"I think stink is a sin." 
— Marca Age discussing 
her belief that we won't 
need showers in 


To whom it may 

I have been thinking about something that bothers 
me and the more I think about it the more upset 1 feel. I 
thought the best course of action would be to ask some- 
one about it. My question is this: Why did Southern 
continue classes on Martin Luther King day? It makes me 
feel very sad that we, as Christians, can't stop to honor a 
man who did so much for our country and for race 
relations. I can't help but wonder how the black students 
on this campus feel. I don't want to complain or point 
fingers, but It seems very insensitive to ignore the 
contribution of a man who did so much. 

• P • O • N • D\ 

Southern Accent 


January 27, 1995 

The money tree: networking in a 
consumer driven market 

by Matt Jones 

Go to school. Get a good 
education. Get a good job. 
Prosper. In an economy where 
over three thousand Americans 
a day lost their jobs in 1994, 
many new graduates are looking 
for alternatives. 

Multilevel Marketing, or 
Network Marketing, has opened 
the door for some Southern 
students and graduates to a six 
figure opportunity. It is free 
enterprise in its rawest form, 
making a business out of helping 
others to own their own busi- 

Companies like Amway, 
Equinox, and Melaleuca have 
taken advantage of the consumer 
market trend toward home 
shopping. "There's been a 
gradual evolution in the market- 
place over the years," says Don 
Ashlock, who along with wife, 
Jan, tapped into Network Market- 
ing along with brother Tom via 
the Amway corporation. This 
industry leader is projected to 

grow from its current $4.5 billion 
dollars in recorded sales to $30 
Billion by the year 2000. 

People don't go downtown to 
shop anymore like they did fifty 
years ago. Malls came into the 
picture bringing the conve- 
nience of shopping closer to 
suburban areas, but Multilevel 
brings shopping right into your 

ung a 

increasing share of the market. 
Multilevel companies (like 
Melaleuca and Equinox) offer 
their own line of products and 
possibly some services. Ashlock 
said, "True network marketing 
companies network with other 
corporations on the supply side 
to allow a more balanced offer- 
ing of products and services, 
from the traditional basic 
consumablesflike body care, 
cosmetics, and water treatment 
systems] to other consumer 
based industries. This allows 
greater penetration into the 
total consumer market and 

j the volume per dis- 
tributor substantialy." 

Currently, the Amway corpo- 
ration networks with such giants 
as Coca-Cola, MCI, Sony, GM, 
Gateway, Columbia sportswear, 
et al (the other 500 or so 
wouldn't fit). 

Getting involved with a 
Multilevel company will range 
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Musicians perform 
Concerto Concert 

The winning soloists of the 
January 22 Concerto Concert are 
from Collegedale Academy, 
Southern College and Bryan 
College. There were 22 initial 
entries, from as far away as New 
York, and 10 of these were 
selected to come to Southern 
during December for a live 
audition in front of a panel of 

Competition was very high. 
The demand for excellence has 
been a major factor in raising the 

A plea for a pen pal .. . 

Dear Editor, 

Hello! I am writing this short introduction with hopes that a 
correspondence may be established with talented, intelligent indi- 
viduals interested in sharing their personal views and opinions 
concerning life, people, places, and things and of course, God. I pray 
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These talented n 
were accompanied by the 
Southern College Symphony 
Orchestra under the direction of 
Maestro Orlo Gilbert, the 
evening of January 22. The 
concert was free and open to the 
public. It also offered double 
assembly credit for Southern 

All The Best In 1995 

To the '94 Summer Camp Staff 

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January 25, 1995 

Kassy Krause 

by Sari Clark 

If you live on the feminine side of campus, 
you might have noticed an office that is 
tastefully decorated, with a slight scent of 
potpourri and flowers. This is the office of 
Kassy Krause, otherwise known as Dean 

Dean Krouse grew up in Collegedale, and 
she said being near both home and school 
kept her happy. While attending Southern, 
she never thought about becoming a dean. 
5 3 Although she loved visiting her friends in the 
dorm, she always remained a village student. 
But the Lord opened doors after her graduation, and after much prayer, 
she accepted the position here. 

Dean Krause has a gift for decorating. She loves beautiful things - 
like the spring flowers she's planted already. She also enjoys the free- 
dom of travel, "especially where the sun shines." Snow skiing, trying 
new restaurants, reading, and "shopping all day" are among her other 
favorite activities. 

When asked about her work, Dean Krause said that she's very 
content here. She enjoys the interaction and the friendships she has 
with students and appreciates the variety in her day-to-day job. 

"The only frustrating thing is that I spend so much time with disci- 
pline problems that I don't get a lot of personal time with the students 
who don't demand my attention, but who I want to know." 

Dean Krause may have many more students she wants to know, but 
there are those she has already touched. 

"One time I was going through a really bad time in my life and Dean 
Krause spent a lot of time listening and helping me work it out," said 
Freshman Liz Schutt. "I've never forgotten that." 

Dean Engel also echoes this sentiment. "Dean Krause is a good 
listener and really enjoys spending quality time with students. It's one 
of her gifts." ^^ 

Winter Festival coming soon 

We're rolling right up to another Adventist Winter Festival. 
The sixth year for this thousand person event is set (or February 
27 - March 10. The weekend includes all SDA colleges in North 
America, free Friday evening supper, free Sabbath lunch and free 
pizza party Saturday night. Saturday night there will be a free 
Warren Miller film, basketball, Sumo Wrestling event, velcro wall, 

At Ski Sunlight Mountain, ten miles from Glenwood Springs, 
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World News 

Bice-president Al Gore visited Chattanooga on Friday the 13th. He 
addressed the President's Council on Sustainable Development at 
= Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center. 

lore visits trade center 

fells people to "Be bold, be creative." 

§y Renee Roth 

Vice-president Al Gore was at 
ie Chattanooga Trade Center 
In Friday, January 13. He spoke 
^> the President's Council on 
ainable Development, ad- 
Iressing issues concerning 
echnology and the environment. 
J The President's Council on 
Sustainable Development (PCSD) 
1 onsists of a partnership of 25 
paders in government, industry, 
Bnvironment, labor, and civil 

Gore's keynote address. She said 
that he talked strongly on finding 
solutions for our environmental 
problems and that when looking 
for these solutions we should, 
"Be bold, be creative." 

DeLay also said that Gore 
complimented Chattanooga on 
its environmental development 
since 1969, when Chattanooga 
had some of the worst air pollu- 
tion in the country. The air was 
actually orangish in color, hence 

Chattanooga had some of the worst air 

pollution in the country. The air was 

actually orangish. 

lights organizations. The council 
parches for new means of 
Integrating environmental and 
Economic policies. 

Established in June 1993 by 
President Clinton, the council 
pips create U.S. policies that 

I inspire economic growth, 

creation, and environmental 

Junior Stacy DeLay attended 

the joke now about Chatta- 
nooga's cleaner air: "We 
Tenesseans like to see what 
we're breathing." 

Gore's visit, his second 
during his vice-presidency, 
brought scores of environment; 
and business leaders to Chatta- 
nooga, the first of four cities he 
is visiting including Seattle, 
Chicago, and San Francisco. 

News in a nutshell 

Los Angeles - The murder trial 
for O.J.. Simpson began Monday 
after a lengthy pre-trial process 
and a good deal of speculation, 
rumors and intrigue. The main 
prosecuting argument will 
attempt to portray Simpson as 
a violent wife-beater while the 
defense will focus on the ab- 
sence of a murder weapon with 
Simpson's fingerprints and the 
lack of an eyewitness to the 

Nordia, Israel - Two bombs 
killed at least 19 people at a bus 
stop Sunday in a continuation 
of violence between Israelis and 
Palestinians in that region. Not 
only does the incident create 
feelings of hostility between the 
two nationalities, it may also 
hinder peace talks that have 
been taking place between the 

Kobe, Japan - An earthquake 

measuring 7.22 on the Richter's 
scale hit last week, killing 
almost 5,000, leaving 300,000 
homeless, and resulting in 
massive destruction in the city 
and surrounding area. Apart- 
ment buildings, houses, and 
parts of the elevated Kobe- 
Osaka highway collapsed, and 
survivors are dealing with 
spreading fires, freezing tem- 
peratures and food shortages 
as well as hundreds of after- 

Washington, DC. - The vote on 

the balanced budget amend- 
ment was delayed last week 
until Clinton's 1996 fiscal bud- 

get is revealed Feb. 6. Republi- 
cans plan to reduce projected 
spending by hundreds of 
billions of dollars so as to lead 
to a balanced budget by 2002. 

Columbia, SC - The prosecutor 
sought the death penalty 
against Susan Smith, the 
woman who allegedly drowned 
her two sons in October, and 
then claimed they were kid- 
napped by a carjacker. 

Washington, DC- A complaint 
against Newt Gingrich, Speaker 
of the House of Representa- 
tives, surfaced last week 
involving a book deal with 
media baron Rupert Murdoch's 
publishing house. The book 
deal complaint was amended 
to a current complaint already 
before the ethics committee in 
which liin^rkh allegedly used 
tax-deductible donations to 
fund a nationally televised 
college class that was possibly 
a "political soapbox" with 
questionable fundraising ties 
to Gopac, Gingrich's political 
action committee. 

Bosnia- Fighting c 
spite of a so-called truce 
effective Jan. 1 to end the 

Hyannls Port, MA - Rose 
Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of 
the late John F. Kennedy and 
Robert F. Kennedy and current 
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 
died Sunday evening at her 
family's home. She was 104. 

ADRA helps victims of 
killer quake in Kobe 

ADRA News Release 

One hundred seventy thou- 
sand persons have been left 
homeless by the earthquake 
which struck Kobe, Japan, on 
Tuesday, January 17. Over 3,000 
persons were killed and 21,000 
houses and buildings destroyed. 

Maitland DiPinto, assistant 
vice-president for ADRA, reports 
that ADRA is distributing water 
and food to survivors of the 
earthquake. "There is virtually 
no water or food available in 
Kobe. ADRA's immediate goal is 
to meet the basic needs of the 

ADRA has designated 
$100,000 to purchase blankets, 
food, and medicines for the 
earthquake victims. A medical 
team from the Tokyo Adventist 
Hospital has been dispatched to 
the disaster site and is giving 
medical assistance to those who 
have been wounded or become 

An ADRA assessment team 
left January 20 to appraise the 
immediate and long-term needs 
of the earthquake survivors and 
assess how ADRA can meet 
those needs. 

Southern Accent 

January 27, 1995 



machine hater 

by David Ekkens 

Maybe hate is too strong of a 
word. But I do find answering 
machines to be rather frustrat- 
ing. At least, they certainly 
contribute to the frustrations of 
life. In my limited view, they are 
just one more thing we humans 
have invented to build walls 
between people. When I call 
someone, I want to hear a real 
human on the other end of the 
line — not some recorded mes- 

Actually, what bothers me 
the most about answering 
machines is not the machines 
but the way that humans use 
them. Consider, for example, the 
case of a parent who is trying to 
teach a (too young) child to use 
the device. You call and hear a 
distressed child's voice say 
"Mommy, mummy, I don't know 
what to say." You think you are 
talking to a real child until you 
hear the "beep" and realize that 
it was a recording. 

Part of the frustration of 
1I1 .ilini; willi .I machine comes 
from having to listen to long 
(often stupid) messages before 
you can leave your own short, 
sensible one. Nobody really 
cares if you are outside bathing 
the dug or scratching his back. 
All they want to do Is hear a 
beep and speak their own piece. 
All your message has to is 
"Please leave a message." 
Many times, of course, 
people just ignore incoming 
messages. I called one ol my lab 
assistants nine in her dorm 
mum and left a message on her 
machine She- didn't return my 
call. A few days later she said 
"Did you call me a few days 

"Yes, 1 did." 

"My roommate erased the 
message and told me that 
si miebudy by the name David 
called. I thought it was my 
former boyfriend and I was 
trying to figure out why he 
would be calling me." 

Another frustrating ihiug is 
to call someone long distance 
and get an answering machine. 


I'd rather get no answer than to 
pay to talk to a machine. I called 
my brother one year to wish him 
a Happy Birthday. I got his 
answering device and left a 
message but it was about as 
satisfying as having a tape re-> 
corder say "I love you." You can 
be sure 1 don't bother calling him 
on his birthday anymore. 

The other disgusting thing 
about answering machines is the 
telephone tag. Imagine this 
scenario. I decide I want to call 
Bill Hayes to tell him about the 
bird I have seen at my bird 
feeder. I dial his number. "Hello," 
the cheerful canned noise chirps. 
"You have reached 238-1 1 15. We 
can't come to the phone right 
now but if you will leave your 
name and number, we will get 
back to you as soo 

I screw up my face and try to 
sound animated, "Hi, Bill. Please 
call me back. This is David 
Ekkens. 236-4268." 

A few hours later Dr. Hayes 
calls me back. But of course, I'm 
not going to answer the phone 
myself— it might be a salesper- 
son. Or it might be a computer 
calling me. "Hello," my electronic 
marvel intones. "This is DEAC — 
Dr. Ekkens' Automated Communi- 
cation Device. Please enter the 
last four digits of your phone 

Dr. Hayes' finger types in: 

DEAC: You have entered 1115. 
Please confirm if you are Dr. Bill 


DEAC: Good. Dr. Hayes, 
would you be so kind as to enter 
your secret five digit code? 

DH: 58947 

DEAC: Excellent. Dr. Hayes, it 
is so nice to have you call. You 
have been cleared to talk with Dr. 
Ekkens. Please hold while 1 
transfer you. . . Ring. Ring. Ring. . 

Dr. Hayes, I am sorry to have to 
inform you that Dr. Ekkens is not 
in at the moment. Please leave a 
message at the beep and Dr. 
Ekkens will return your call ASAP. 
Have a nice day! Beep." 

Dr. H finally gets to use his 
voice: "Forget it!" 

Actually, I have heard some 
messages that have enlivened my 
day. I was once making 
phonathon calls at Kettering 
College when I taught there. The 
loud voice said, "What'd ya want? 
1 don't have time to talk to the 
likes of you. If you really have 
something important to tell me, 
come over and say it in person. 
Good-bye and don't ya call no 
more." I got such a bang out of it I 
called back again just to hear that 
unconventional message again. 

So, if you want to use an 
answering machine, go ahead. 
Just don't expect me to call you 
on your birthday. 


! llHOKES 

The best and worst on campus 

— The SA Underwater Escapade. 

— Gorgeous finished cafeteria. 

— New classes. Different teachers. 

—We're more than half done with this year. 

— The Brock elevator works great! 

— Amazing religion renewal weekend speaker. 


— New postal rates. 

— Bone chilling cold wind. 

— All campus clocks show different times. 

—Internet KGB. 



"Oh, those are our wedding photos 

We had 

"Oh, those are our wedding pnoiu=>- "-\_yf 
them all taken using that new 3-D technology 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 


■ Ken Levos makes such a great Forrest Gump that SA used 
I him again at the assembly to announce the Underwater 
[Escapade. "Jenny, I won first place." 

Danny Nyirady demonstrates a complicated 
scientific formula for the lack of atmospheric 
humidity relative to tress follicle density. 

A recruiter tries to convince Sophomore Jay Wash 
of a promising future in health care. 

Did it get too old to hold Itself up anymore, or did the recent weather 
do it in? Either way, the Emergency Medical Services building on 
Ooltewah-Rlnggold Road won't be in use for quite some time. 

Southern Accent 


Phillip Fong's 1995 Predictions 

1994 was a year lull ol surprises in sports. Nancy was attacked. O.J. was arrested lor murder an °™'->"=-|"» 
preacher wms the heavyweight title, the New York Rangers put the 40 year ghost to rest, and Molina s team wins 

' he ZTntfJdTplayed basebalt while MLB baseball players played hooky. Jimmy Johnson, the coach 
who won two straighi Tsuperbowls, gets dumped. A judge lowered Barry Bonds child-support payments and then 
" k fcl „?a'vone tS h tor ,994-it will he a tough act to follow, especially at Southern Co.lege. " 

SlJ^RV T ie O a as Cowboys upset the San Fransico 49ers in the NFC title game and advance to their third 
strait Super Bow! In an odd break Iron, their routine, the Cowboys lorsake practice before the big game ^and 
ounce on the bea"hes of South Florida. Many of Dallas's key players si. out the game rather than risk ,n,ury that 
mS force them to miss the Pro Bowl. As a result, the Cowboys lose 6-3 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 
S^Sersr says one Cow S boy , Mark Miller. "What happened to the Bills? 1 thought that we played them every year 

a " h j' e Vrv7ones fires Barry Switzer and hires big time Cowboy fan Desta Zabolotney 

FTRRl ARY As i.romised the baseball owners bring in replacement players and open spring training on 

scheXfcZedfanBirMurray calls a press con.erence to announce that he has signed a contract to play center 

field for the I'lik-am White Sirs g Hi at stole its Idea. 

MA^CH in .hi NCAA tournament championship game between UMass and UCLAis mt.rruptec when _a 

crazed fan leaps out Irom the stands and clubs UMass coach John I a n the 1 ■'"-'■ I "i > ™ L ~V V °™ S . 

increase the security, but a spokesman for the Temple University says that won t be necessary-next year Owls 

^WO^SStaSS Bonds of the Giants crosses the picket line and sets a record 
with hvlhome rSns in live at bats. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Greg Wedel wonders if he is still feeling the 
a " e 0„ hSXomrSSrm, Darryl Strawberry claims his two shrinks, his lawyers and his rottweiler as 
dependents Also, he claims that he is over 65. legally blind and earning 12,000 a year. An IRS spokesman says 
ih-.i -tilrlitirnial charfles mav be brim^M up a^iinsi t<V .niliciti k^d slugger. 

'^Mit Mike TysoTwal^s ou, o. prtson'and insists he wil, never light again. The former ; *"*^«' 
attend Southern College, learn Latin and take a poetry class. The ne*t day Don King announces a ive-bout, S100 
m ion deal that calls Tor Tyson to light the Spinks brothers. Roberto Duran and two guys nam d S an. 

JUNE- In Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the Phoenix Suns beat the Chicago Bulls at the buzzer tc win I the Hie. 
The Bulls squander a chance to win when Tony Winans takes nine steps without dribb ,ng the ball on last- 
second breakaway and is called lor traveling. "Hey. no one makes me play by the rules, man, says Winans. 
rebel " For tin- il.- Winans wears his hair in a French twist, with a lovely red tint. 

JilLY- Three-year-old Clark Collins delea.s Steffi Graf in straight sets to become the youngest female .< .win 
Wimbledon. Claris dad. Ever.on Collins, insists that he wants his daughter to have a normal ^'^°^ ut ^ e 
girl had her heart set on playing pro tennis. "What could I do?" says Dad. "It s her decision. He says that Clark 

Sh ° U A tZs^e!S^^^^ 

and Dwlght Magers. Finally they agree to hire the only person that is qualified for the positic in, ^Y Moore. 

SEPTEMBER- The NFL, in an agreement with Fox. postpones the start ol the season lor one weex to locus ^ 
more attention on commentator Jimmy Johnson, who says that he will make a decision on hit i future very ^soon 
won't coach again unless an owner agrees to give me his team," says Johnson. He has to hand over I percent 
ownership then go home and leave me alone. I won't take a penny less. I enioy TV too much. In Philadelphia 
regies owner Luke Forss is thinking about the idea. He's sick and tired of getting eliminated in the first round of 

lhe OCTOBER- On the last day of the baseball season. Bonds hits his 178th home run ol the year, but New York 
Yankee John Appel falls short in his bid to hit .800, finishing .798. "II only the -Monster" had picked the sack 
behind me " says Appel. referring to Yankee cleanup hitter Mike Meliti, "things might have been different. 
The Cleveland Indians win the World Series with Steve Gensolln saving all four games. 
NOVEMBER- Tyson knocks out Ben Masters and accepts to fight George Foreman In 1998, the champ s 50th 
birthday. Foreman says that the layoll wil] give him time not to get in shape. 

DECEMBER- Cowboy coach Desta Zabolotney tries to motivate the Cowboy by castrating a lion belore a 
playolf game against the Eagles. The lion eats him and the Eagles finally win the first playoff game In 15 years. 


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^drawing wiH l>o bold to tiolormbiO the winner.) 

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the laker* were the only Western ConferKBOo leapt te,4 
Sic MBA Hoots. Whrrh team pefetre the Laiers WOT 
'Boats far fl» VlwiemCoatetviwi': 
i. Wltksh S-pral 8uU never played to Division l-A? 

; ,*. tyon* NBA. player scored the most points h» tbeWs? ' 

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wosoit. Nanie the. player. 

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cunsettttive scoreless i rinin^is pitched? 









































January 27, 1995 

\ Alvarez takes \ 
: volleyball \ 

\championship \ 

• by Phillip Fong " 

• When the volleyball season • 

• began no one expected \ 
I Alvarez's team to win the • 
•championship. They were not • 

• one of the strongest or tallest \ 
" teams, which is neccessary in • 

• volleyball to win matches. But • 
I one thing that they did not lack • 

• was ability and leadership. But • 

• when two of their star players, • 
I Stephen Reese and Captain \ 

• Pablo Alvarez went down to • 

• season ending injuries the team • 
I did not give up. Instead, they \ 

• rallied behind the leadership of • 

m Kevin Becker and the outstand- • | 
" ing play of Brad Seltmann and 

• Ronnie Pittman. During this 

I stretch they pulled together as 

• a team and played flawless |; 

• volleyball. Along the way to the« 

• championship, they defeated J 

• the top seeded team • 
t Ritterskamp, 3-2, with each ■ 

• game being close. Special J 

• mention has to go out to Adam • 
. Mohns, Brett Affolter and Susan ■ 

• Vaucher, who contributed to * 

• the team's consistant passing, • 
I setting and spiking. * 

• And thus ends another * 
I season of volleyball at Southern. 

• College. 

Dr. Beav's 
predictions for 
AA Basketball 

1. Brown- Has one of the true 

point guards and several 

proven scores. Depends on 

the play of their big men to 

win it all. 

2.Nafie- Experience wins 

games and they defenitely 

have it. 

3.Henline- Has the other true 

point guard plus two good, 

big, men. Not strong at two 

guard or wing. 

4.Robbins- Lots ol quickness, 

short on experience, if a go-' 

guy developes they could go 

5.Eppel- Strong core but very 
little depth, the possible 
Cinderella team. 
(Stay tuned for the ne^ssue 
to see the complete stats 
AA league.) 

Southern Accent 

When was the last time 



by Jeane Hernandez 

Alone. Outside. 
He heads upward 
toward a spot in the 
dark. All is quiet 
except for the sound 
of crickets. The 
moonlight glistens off 
the dew on the grass 
as he climbs. Past the 
patch of wild flowers 
and he'll be there. He 
sits by his favorite 
tree, by the mountain 
stream and waits 
expectantly. He skips 
a rock across the 
am. The first 
golden ray captures 
eye, as it illumi- 
;s the gray sky into 
BH a dark purple. Another 
": ray bounces off the 


freshman Jason Strack spends a 
lontemplative moment with God. 

' leaves of the trees are 
now etched in yellow 
fire and the valley 
|>elow is lit with sunshine. He pours out his heart in conversation. 

e walks and talks and his heart is strengthened and his mind 

s the valley below. Everything seems to be in the right 
lerspective now. Everything seems possible after a trip to the 
fountain-top. Jesus knew it was the only way to face the multitude, 
s the last time you were there? 




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Sometimes it's hard to express yourself in words. Ask any 
journalist, writer, couple, or friend. Words never seem to be 
enough sometimes. I guess that's why Jesus came, to show us His 
love. "God so loved the world (you) He gave..." What an expres- 
sion of His love. It wasn't enough for Him to say, "1 love you." He 
loved you to death. 

I hope this year you allow Jesus to show you how much He 
loves you. He died once. Now He just wants to be your friend. 
Don't just say, "I love you too." Experience it. 

(1 hope this piece of writing gives you a small glimpse of His 
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By Jeane Hernandez 

Today was not a very good day (or you. I saw you struggling 
through the day trying to make it all on your own strength and failing. 1 
stretGhed out my arms to you to lift you up, but you didn't ask me to. 
You tried to drown out your feelings in your work... 

My mind drifts off to a time when we knew each other with very few 
words. You really appreciated the gifts I gave you. You would lay on 
the soft, green grass for hours watching the white, puffy clouds go by 
and the butterflies. When the su 
down, you were fascinated chasing the [ 
fireflies. In the fall, you would play in 
the autumn leaves and marvel at the 
red, orange, and yellow colors. When 
winter came, you would sit by the 
window in awe, as the world outside 
turned into a winter wonderland. 

As you grew older, we started 
spending less time together. You 
thought it was time to make it on your ■ 
cwn and forget your childish ways. It 
hurts me, but 1 love you and only 
desire that you love me freely in 
return. But because I love you. I will 
step back, but not leave. It'll still be 

Your life seems to be getting more > 
You run away to the beach sometimes 
between the waves and your life. The n 
You're so alone. I feel your heart aching, reaching. I feel your empti- 
ness, but you don't stay long enough for me to help you. 1 whisper, 
"Remember me?" 

You go back and drown yourself in your work, schoolwork, friends 
and business, yet knowing there has to be more to life than this. 

You act like you're so strong now, in need of no one or anything. 
But don't you realize you're carrying your heart in a clay vessel that 
can break at any minute? You need me to mend your heart and fill your 
life. I'm that missing piece you've been searching for all your life. 

Every now and then 1 give you something to remember our friend- 
ship by: A beautiful sunset, a night full of twinkling stars that you used 
to look and marvel at, or the strong notes of a saxophone that pierce 
the deepest part of you. 

You're starting to realize you can't hold on to anything here on 
earth. Life on earth is too unstable. I am all you need. 

You're starting to hear me calling you, but you don't know what to 
make of it. You feel like running away from it all. But it's only me calling 
you to come home. I miss my time with you. Let's spend time together 
again and see what I've made for you, through the eyes of a child. 

"Where can you go from my Spirit? 

Where can you flee from my presence? 

If you go up to the heavens, I am there; 

if you make your bed in the depths, I am there. 

If you rise on the wings of the dawn, if you settle on the 

far side of the sea, 

even there my hand will guide you, 

my right hand will hold you fast." 

(Psalms 139:7-10 Paraphrased) 

...Today it was pouring rain outside your window, and you finally 
reached out to me. My heart leaped. I gasped. You said, "Lord, show 
me your love, show me something beautiful. Anything!" 

1 sent you a beautiful butterfly in the middle of the raging storm to 
flutter by your window. The window was ten stories high. It we 
ing outside. You knew I answered you. I sent you the butterfly b 
it was something only a child can remember...You smiled. -You v 
full.-Little did you know, I was smiling too. 

Southern Accent 

Foreign Affairs 


It use to be that when I 
thought of the mission field 1 
thought of a place where the 
people wore nothing but loin 
cloths and there were bugs 
everywhere. I would spend my 
day teaching and giving medi- 
cal treatment to a people who I 
knew understood none of what 

as telling them. I would live 

i hut and eat all kinds of 

zare foods. Fortunately I 
learned that all though there 

; still many places like this in 
the world to serve, not all the 

sion fields are like this. 

Many of the places missionar- 

s work are a lot like home. 

I, for one, would never have 
considered Australia to be a 

sion field (1 obviously have 
much to learn), but the Lord 
does. This year, we actually 
have several student mission- 
aries working in various parts 
of Australia and they feel there 
is a great work to be done 
there. I recently recieved a few 
letters from our friends down 

under and they have some 
things to share with us. Both 
Eric Barber and Mike Wiley are 
working as youth pastors and 
this is what they have to say: 

"It's just a few hours 'til 
Christmas, seems hard to be- 
lieve. Some how it doesn't feel 
like Christmas at all. No family, 
no Christmas stocking, no snow! 
In fact it's not even cold out. 
Three days ago it was 115 de- 
grees. I think back on the all cold 
crisp Christmases I have had. I 
miss the damp carpet by the 
door , caused by melted snow 
that wasn't kicked off when 

skiing during the school holiday. 
I miss the Christmas music on 
almost every radio station. 

It's different here in Austra- 
lia. Of course, they still celebrate 

found it wasn't so easy to com- 
pletely trust God. Especially 
when I thought I could take care 
of most of my problems. Now 
being in the position of leading 
God's children. I don't want the 
responsibility on my own. I 
choose daily to to give my heart 
to Jesus and let Him lead me 
while 1 lead others. 

I never thought I would miss 
school, but I can't wait to come 
back and hit the books. I guess 
that's just another advantage of 
being a student missionary; you 
learn not to take the good things 
for granted." by Eric Barber. 

"I may be 12,000 miles from 
home in the land down under, 
yet 1 see America everywhere I 
go. I don't have Southern's 
branch cafeteria (Taco Bell) but I 
do have McDonalds , Burger 

"Eating Pizza Hut and jet skiing has 
to be a mission done by someone. " 

Christmas, just not like we do. 1 
couldn't find a single Christmas 
song on the radio the other day. 
You know that I don't regret it a 
bit though. 

There has been so many ups 
and downs since 1 got here in 
August, just like they told me 
there would be. I've learned so 
much here, far more than I 
would in any school, including 
our esteemed Southern College. 
I've learned to totally rely on 
God. I've learned to get up in the 
morning and drop down on my 
knees to put this new day in the 
hands of my God. and Father. In 
the past I had tried to get into 
the habit of doiing this but 

King , Pizza Hut and many oth- 
ers. I always pray for my SM 
friends who don't have it as 
rough as I do, but then, eating 
Pizza Hut and jet skiing has to be 
a mission done by someone! I 
came ready learn a new culture, 
new sports and new ideas. My 
first day I was playing basketball 
with guys calling themselves 
Michael Jorden and Shaq. 
Whatever happened to Cricket, 
Rugby and Aussie Rules? On TV I 
can still watch "Rosanne," 
"Home Improvement," and 
believe it or not "Australia's 
Funniest Home Videos." America 
is everywhere. It's worse than a 

I searched for the real 

Australians and I found them 
So what's a typical Aussie like 
They are very friendly. Their 
hospitality rivals that of the 
South. They still do business by 
word of mouth. They eat fruits 
and vegetables like they're 
going out of style, and enjoy 
watching movies and playing 
sports. Sports are the Aussie 

Is there a mission here in 
what seems to be the easy life? 
YES! One point became very 
clear for me. Life here is not 
easy. The Aussie culture ridi- 
cules everyone. This was tough 
to get used to. If someone 
mocks you, it means they like 
you. As for the spiritual life ol 
Australia,, it's not a christain 
country. There is a great apathy I 
towards religion and spiritual 
things. This is very evident 
among the youth I work with, 
For too many Aussies , church 
is a once a week thing. God is 
working miracles though. We at | 
Southern truely have a spirit 
filled lifestyle." by Mike Wiley. 

Both Eric and Mike closed 
their letters saying, "...if your 
thinking of being a student 
missionary, DO IT! To quote 
Eric . "Who could go wrong in 
dedicating a year of their col- " 
lege life to serving God in the 
mission field?" I would have to | 
agree if you feel the call go !! 
Their are still many openings. 
Just get in contact with the car 
office. They're more than willin 
to help! Once again, please 
remember all the task fore 
SM's and ACA students in 

Disney Is searching across the country lor lalentecl and enthusiastic 
and singers to join the Disney Entertainment Work Experience 
Program during the 1995 summer season at the Walt Disney World Resort 
and at Disneyland IVriuniHTs m III ted for the 9-week program will receive 
salary, housing, dally career workshops with the top performing artists and 
cnlli-gr en <lit Students will perform In one ol the following three shows: 

•the All American College Show Band (Disneyland or Walt Disney 

Perlormers needed Include )azz singers, all saxophones, trumpet. 
trombone. Irench horn, tuba, percussion (set, mallets, marching), piano, 
electric bass and guitar Auditions will be held In Anaheim (Jan. 13-14), 
Orlando (Jan. 28), Evanston, 11! (Feb. 4), Bloomlngton, Ind (Feb. 5), Boston 
(Feb. 11), New York City (Feb. 12), Dallas (Feb. 16), Austin, Texas (Feb. 17), 
and the Los Angeles area (Feb. 18-19). Live auditions are preferred, but 
video tapes will also be accepted. Video tapes must be submitted by Feb. 12, 
1995. For more information, call (407) 345-5701 or (714) 490-7327. 

Faculty Feature 

by Ray Hefferlin 

The first scientific revolution arrived with a 
bang: Galileo and Kepler (astronomy); Dalton and 
Faraday (chemistry); Descartes and Lobachevsky 
(mathematics); Newton and Einstein (physics); 
these are some of the famous physical scientists 
and mathematicians who contributed. 

This revolution routed the "dark-ages" mind- 
set in the West: superstition (hand in glove with 
some religions) about events in nature and daily life, about causes of 
disease and wars. At the same time, science was expanding into other, 
turf, e.g. earth history as viewed by Christianity and current events as 
seen by astrology. , 

Population growth, exploration, and the industrial revolution, an 
resource shortages, pollution, die 20th Century wars and arms race ] 
contributed to growing stress for people and societies. inbuted 

This stress (and the perception that science caused litem) conin 
to anti-intellccrualism as in Woodstock, the re-emergent occult, an 
extreme aspects of fundamentalism; to the decline of interest in >o<- 
to a host of new hard-line demagogues; and to a talk-show meniamy 

The world needs people who love the Lord and who have cl 
minds with educated reasoning abilities. It is my conviction that 
Southern's science department plays a role in preparing you to 

Southern Accent 


Holiday love stories not 
uncommon at Southern 

y Alicia Goree 

She'd only been out of the 
jspital a few days. After all, the 
ftrunk driver had totaled the 
—and her face. But now the 
sat on the steps of the 
tncoln Memorial, with the 
Washington Monument only a 
e away. Exactly one year 
assed since their relation- 
Blip began, and, at last, the 
Boment had come. 
B Far away, one week before, a 

^R Hawaii. He had been working 
■a Japan as a pastor and an 
Hlgiish teacher. But, for a few 
^ort weeks they were together, 
i New Year's Eve, it finally 

s to be a bridesmaid 
Iffle next day, December 18. Her 
longtime love drove over 500 

s to Atlanta to be at the 
[Wedding with her — and to give 
^r a little gift. After waiting 
■tiently for four and a half 
lars, she finally heard him say 
lose eight little words. "Will 
■u marry me?" [She was so 
lerjoyed that she couldn't 

seem to answer.] "Is that a 

These ladies may not know 
each other well, but they share a 
bond. Each one belongs to that 
often-envied group of Southern 
students who, sometime over 
Christmas break, agreed to enter 
that state called matrimony. 

Some say college students 
are too young to think about 
marriage. It seems, though, that 
■ many students do not agree, 
because about fifteen Southern 
couples agreed to, or actually 
did, tie the matrimonial knot 
during Christmas vacation. 
For those who became 
engaged, Senior Rob Howell 
shares a tidbit from his Decem- 
ber 18 wedding. "1 was so ner- 
vous that I didn't know really 
where I was or, for that matter, 
who I was. I just knew that I was 
participating in the biggest 
moment of my life." 

*F.Y.I.: The scenarios above am 
from the following couples, respec- 
tively: Heidi Hen- and David Zinhe, 
Esther Eirich and Ira Farley, Stacy 
Gold and David Wilson. 

What is your opinion on the 
engagement/wedding jewelry issue? 

75% say engagement rings are okay. 

13% say engagement rings are wrong. 

12% have no opinion. 

70 % say engagement watches are okay. 

3% say engagement watches are wrong. 

27% have no opinion. 

87% say wedding rings are okay. 

5% say wedding rings are wrong. 

8% have no opinion. 

67% say wedding watches are okay. 

3% say wedding watches are wrong. 

30% have no opinion. 

78% say any engagement/wedding accessories are okay. 

3% say all engagement/wedding accessories are wrong. 

19% have no opinion. 

Should Southern College permit 
students to wear engagement rings? 

80% say yes. 
20% say no. 

These percentages are from the 93 students that responded. 

Former Coptic monk attends Southern 

t Stacy Spaulding DeLay 

Fern Babcock, director of 
ftuthern College's Teaching 
|aterials Center, remembers the 
v Nazih. A group 
■ professors from Southern 
|llege went to meet him at the 
^attanooga airport. "We made a 

bin would know who we were," 
■d Babcock. "But there was no 
lubt who he was." Nazih Yacoub 
Eked off the airplane in a full- - 
figth black robe— his monk's 

Nazih grew up near Cairo, 
. t. He became a monk and an 
■dained priest in the Coptic 
Irthodox Church, an independent 
fanch of the Roman Catholic 
Jwrch, dating back to the 18th 

Nazih served churches in 
gypt, England, and Holland. He 
f rved as secretary to the Coptic 
fpe. Now, he is a Seventh-day 
pventist. He is married. And he 

■ studying here at Southern. 

■ After attending the University 

■ Helwan and the Clerical College 

■ the Coptic Orthodox Church, 
PZ'h entered the monastery in 
■78. But he didn't enjoy the life 
f a monk. "Every monk In the 
[onastery is very rich, but the 
Fople are poor," he said. "People 

Jsit and give their money to the 
■onastery. The monks eat every 
T h fo °d, and the people eat 


When Nazih went to Holland 
for a year in 1990, he began to 
study the Bible by himself. "! 
began to hate this life," said 
Nazih. "I knew that my church had 
many traditions which weren't in 
the Bible. 1 was frustrated because 
the Bible doesn't change, yet 
tradition and monks change all 
the time." 

Through his study, Nazih 
found that the Bible doesn't say 
anything about monks. "It also 
doesn't say anything about the 
Pope, the seven sacraments, or 
worshipping the saints," said 
Nazih. "The Bible even tells us 
what happens when you die." 
About this time, Nazih met some 
friends who were Seventh-day 
Adventist, and he saw they be- 
lieved the same things he learned 
in the Bible. 

When Pope Shenouda pub- 
lished an article about Seventh- 
day Adventlsts and Jehovah's 
Witnesses, Nazih really started 
studying. "He said that they were 
the same," said Nazih. "Yes, there 
are some similar doctrines, like 
the soul and the spirit, the state of 
the dead, and the new Earth and 
new Heaven." But, Nazih said, "I 
felt there were differences be- 
tween the two. Jehovah's Wit- 
nesses don't believe that Jesus 
was the Son of God. They say he 
is a prophet, like Muslims." 

Na2ih discussed hi: 
with Pope Shenouda. "I told him 
about the Sabbath and said 'Give 
me any verse in the Bible that 
shows that Sunday is the Sab- 
bath,'" said Nazih. "I had been 
through the Clerical College and I 
knew everything about the history 
of my church and the Bible too, 
and 1 told him 'You have studied 
the Bible and I have studied the 
Bible. When was the Sabbath 
changed to Sunday?'" Pope 
Shenouda told Nazih, "Every day 
is for God." 

Nazih also talked with the 
Pope about the tradition of 
monks. "When I said there are no 
monks in the Bible, he told me 
about the prophet Samuel," said 
Nazih. "But I told him, Samuel was 
married and he had sons." 

When Pope Shenouda couldn't 
answer, he told Nazih, "You are a 
Protestant now." Nazih replied, "1 
need answers from the Bible, not 
from outside the Bible." 

Pope Shenouda ordered Nazih States, 

Nazih felt that he needed to 
study more, so he came to the 
United States with the help of a 
cousin who is the secretary to 
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the 
Secretary General of the United 

to return to the 

train his mind, but Nazih refused. 
This caused him many problems 
in the church. He even received 
death-threats from church mem- 
bers over the phone because of 
his beliefs. In 1993, Nazih left the 
Orthodox Church. "I left every- 
thing because I loved God," said 
Nazih. "I needed Him. not tradi- 

When Nazih first arrived in 
Collegedale in February, 1994, he 
stayed with Babcock and her 
husband. "We don't know Arabic," 
said Babcock. "So we communi- 
cated by signs and wonders." 
Nazih got very depressed as he 
waited to get his student visa," 
said Babcock. "He couldn't attend 
classes, he had nothing to do." 

Now, Nazih is taking religion 
classes, and studying English. 
Nazih hopes to be able to share 
his experience with others. 

"It would be hard for me to go 
back to Egypt," said Nazih. "All of 
my family are in the Orthodox 
Church. The church might make 
trouble for me." But there are 
millions of Egyptians in the United 
d Nazih. Many of these 

Egyptians are members of the 
Coptic Orthodox Church. In fact, 
there are 55 Coptic Orthodox 
Churches in the United States. "I 
want to tell these people what I 
have learned," said Nazih. 

But for now, Nazih will study. 
"He loves studying." said 

Nazih smiled, "I'd rather read 
than sleep." 

Southern Accent 


Women's ordination 

Tony Barkley 

Seventh Day Adventists have always prided themselves on solo 
scriptoria, the Bible and the Bible alone. This commitment to full 
Biblical authority is what makes SDAs what they are.. .God's rem- 
nant. How can we, as a chosen people, accept anything less than the 
Word of God regarding women's role in ministry? 

According to ITim 2:11-14: "A woman should learn in quietness 
and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have 
authority over a man; she must be silent for Adam was formed 
first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; It was the 
woman who was deceived and became a sinner. u 

By reading the entire book of 1 Timothy, we see that this strik- 
ing statement is one of the many instructions given by Paul on 
proper worship. I believe that this text, when properly understood, 
gives a clear definition of a woman's place in church ministries. 

First, the text requires women to "learn In quietness and full 
submission," but submission to whom? We find our answer in the 
proceeding text, "I do not permit a woman. have authority over 
a man..." Now we need to ask , what man? Her husband? What if 
she is not married? Let's allow the text to speak for itself, "for 
Adam was formed first , then Eve..." According to the Apostle, any 
woman (Eve) is to be in full submission to any man (Adam) in a 
worship setting. Paul cites the order of creation as the authority for 

Next, the text adjures "she must be silent..." Does this mean 
that women are never to speak in church? By no means. 1 
Corinthians 1 1:5 recognizes women as praying and even prophesy- 
ing in church. A solution to this apparent contradiction can be 
found by reading the first half of 1 Corinthians. 1 highlight here in 
brief, "Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is 
Christ and the head of the woman is the Man..every woman who 
prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her 
head. ..the woman ought to have a sign of authority on her head.' 
Here, Paul again espouses the principle of female submission in a 
worship setting. It is a dishonor for a woman to pray or prophesy 
with her head "uncovered" and the covering in this context is her 
submission to the man. Apply this to 1 Timothy and the picture 
becomes clear. While women are in no way inferior to men, their 
role is different. Equality does not equal sameness. According to the 
scriptures, a woman may not take a position of authority over a 
man in church. So, where does that leave us? 

The Holy Spirit endows us all (male and female) with spiritual 
gifts. Some are to preach and some are to prophesy. One may have 
the gift of mercy while another may have the gilt of leadership. 
Whatever our ministry, we have a responsibility to serve the Lord 
fully while respecting the Biblical boundaries of that service. 

Hersch bridges the gap 

by Stacy DeLay 

Women's ordination is likely to be one of the hot topics at this 
summer's General Conference session in Utrecht, Holland. "It was by 
far the biggest issue at GC in Indianapolis five years ago," says Lorabel 
Hersch, Associate Pastor and Community Chaplain at the Collegedale 

North American Division leaders voted to the General Conference 
that the question of women's ordination be handled on a divisional 
level. This would allow each division to make a decision based on their 
culture and beliefs. "The North American Division is in favor ol ordina- 
tion, " says Hersch. "But it will probably be a long time coming in the 
Middle East, South and Central America." 

While women are not ordained presently, the privileges of ordina- 
tion are extended to them on a conference level. These privileges 
include performing baptisms, dedications, marriages, burial, and even 

Hersch feels that women will be ordained soon. "1 think I will see it 
in my day. But whether or not 1 am ordained does not matter," Hersch 
says. "1 find plenty to do whether or not I have the title, and the men I 
work with treat me wonderfully." 

"I'm not a strident voice for women's ordination," Hersch says. "As 
the first full-time woman pastor at the Collegedale Church, I see myself 
as a transition person. But, before long, I'm sure the church will have a 
full-time professional female pastor from the seminary." 

Hersch was an English teacher and librarian before becoming 
Associate Pastor. 

Hail Thatcher, 

We Bend The 


by Victor Czerkasij 

Watching my wife go 
through labor and then deliver 
my second son Nikolaus (free of 
any medication, though 1 
wouldn't have minded any), 
made me realize I could never 
have done what she did, except 
for major surgery. In fact, just 
before I passed out, I made a 
promise that I would write a 
column remembering the great 
contributions women have 
made to the world. My mother, 
for example. 

So, with superb historical 
research and devastating 
honesty, let us say that women 
deserve more recognition. And 
that men, the insensitive, 
selfish, remote-control hogging 
brutes we may be, could be 

Way back, at the dawn of 
time, when our parents were 
children, it was taught that men 

wives. (Ever hear a minister 
close a wedding by pronounc- 
ing them "man and wife"? Well, 
what was he before being 
pronounced a man? An iguana?) 
For the guys it was known as 
the "Golden" Age. For the 
women it was known as the 
"We've Got a Skillet in One 
Hand and a Rolling Pin in the 
Other and Honey, It Ain't For 
Cooking" Age. 

It was at this moment in 
history when the women of the 
world were galvanized (mean- 
ing "before Teflon") by the 
famous ride of Lady Godiva, 
who, wearing only her hair, for 
the first time refused to do that 
which her husband had ordered. 

January 27, i99 5 I 

"That'll show them!" shouted 
all the women. It certainly did 
as Mr. Godiva collected a huge 
return on his gourmet choco- 
late investments. 

In anger, women created 
the "Victorian" Age and deter- 
mined to go the opposite route 
by wearing as much material 
as was available in each home 
They created "hoop" skirts by 
placing tablecloths, drapes, 
and the sails of ships on wire 
frames. "That'll show them!" 
shouted all the women. Men 
shrugged their shoulders and 
spent their time inventing 
steam ships that didn't need 
sails. They also built homes 
that kept their women from 
getting through the doorways. 
Except for the ones leading 
into the kitchen. 

It was during this pivotal 
moment of history when a 
determined woman by the 
name of Susan B. Anthony 
stormed the US. Mint with her 
band of suffragettes (pro- 
nounced "suffragettes"). They 
managed to quickly create a 
dollar coin so heavy that soon 
men everywhere were willing 
to let women have a say in how 
this country is run. Their final 
decision was finaiiml .ifter Ms. 
Anthony showed them her idea 
of what a ten dollar coin would 
look like. 

But thankfully, times have 
changed. Women can work 
anywhere, even under con- 
struction, where along high- 
ways they hold signs that read 
"MEN WORKING". (Of course, 
some women like to remind us 
that when they're working, it 
doesn't have to be advertised). 
Even that last bastion of male- 
only's, the submarine service, 
will soon open to all 
sailorpeoples. For guys going 
underwater six months at a 
time, this doesn't take a lot ol 
convincing. Maybe one pro- 
tested, but was accidentally 
shot out of a torpedo tube. 

Hopefully, this column has 
served as a primer on the 
evolving empowerment of Ihe 
ladies in our midst, and the 
delicate touch one needs in 
approaching this sensitive 
area I would write more, but 
I've just noticed that dinner 
isn't ready and the kid's dia- 
pers need changing. Anyone 
seen my wife? 

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Southern Accent 

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ill the construction ever start? 

Hickman Science Center: The story behind the empty lot 

by Stacy Spaulding DeLay 
| part One 

You've probably noticed the 
construction crews at the south 
| end of Industrial Drive. Espe- 
ially if you're a science major. 

s moved the road, 
ong with water, power, and 
^hone lines to begin the new 

= building: Hickman 
fecience Center. 

lights will be controlled elec- 
tronically, and the building will 
be equipped for computer 
networking," Hanson said. "Even 
the faucets and toilets in the 
restrooms will be presence 

But it's not easy coordinating 
all these details, said Hanson, 
who also helped to plan Brock 
Hall. "The architect who de 

QiaDstt ffoDunir y®3iifs 9 w® 

But don't expect actual 
lonstruction on the building to 
on. "The building pro- 
ar more intricate than 
ftnyone ever dreamed," said Dale 
Bidwell, vce-president for fi- 
ince and chair of the building 
The building committee has 
en planning for the science 
nter almost four years, since 
Ipril 1991, when the board gave 
jpproval to build. Bidwell said 
s taken so much time to plan 
cause of the complexity of the 
Ruilding. It will be equipped with 
fcC and DC lines, VAC lines. 
compressed air lines to labs, 
f pecial lines into an amphithe- 

", and air replacement hoods 
In the chemistry labs. "It will be 
Ti state of the art building," said 

Larry Hanson, Mathematics 
Dept. chair and faculty represen- 
i the building committee 
|grees. "Heating, cooling, and 

signed Brock Hall had built a lot 
of similar buildings and took 
care of the smaller details," said 
Hanson. "But the architect who 
designed the science center, 
Peter Vukshich, has never built a 
science complex before, and 
hasn't been able to anticipate all 
the details. The committee has 
had to work through a lot of 
them." Vukshich collaborates 
with mechanical and electrical 
engineers to work out these 

Besides that, the safety 
codes have gotten tougher in the 
past 12 years since Brock Hall 
was built. "Especially for a 
science building," said Hanson. 
"The code book we work out of 
is very thick." 

Bidwell hopes to have plans 
finalized by March, 1995, com- 
pleting almost four years of 
designing the building. Then, the 
plans will be sent to Nashville 
where they will be inspected by 

laranatha students made 
run for the border 

[by Tony Barkley 

What would you say if some- 
ie asked you to give up your 
|Christmas vacation, drive 50 

ne way in a packed van, 
I work eight to ten hours a day for 
I free, and, pay $500 to do it? Ten 
| Southern students and one 

ar answered the question 
I with a resounding yes. 
I On December 15th, Elieen 

■ Ramos, Eddie Morgan, Becky 
I 'Jomoll, Matthew Niemyer, 

■ Charlie Ecklund, Arnold and 

■ EmilyThurman.Agnieszka 

I Jaworska, Dr. Ron duPreez, Jose 
I Cintron, and Tony Barkley 
I packed themselves, and two 
I weeks worth of supplies, into a 
I van and headed out for a 
I Maranatha Christmas adventure. 
| Fifty long cramped hours later, 
e group arrived at their desti- 

nation, Cajigal, Mexico. 

"The van was packed to the 
gills," said Charlie Ecklund, "at 
times it was really ciaustropho- 

"I didn't mind the van ride 
too much," remembers Jose 
Citron. "If it hadn't been for 
Arnold letting us use his van, 1 
wouldn't have been able to 
go.. .the plane ticket was too 

Despite the long ride, every- 
one arrived in Mexico ready to 
work. "There was twenty-four of 
us total," said Elieen Ramos. "We 
worked from the day we got 
there till the day we left." 

"We were supposed to work 
eight hour days but we usually 
worked longer than that," said 
Becky Gomoll. 

"The students really showed 

the Fire Marshall and checked 
for things like handicap accessi- 
bility and ventilation. That could 
take up to four months. "After 
approval," said Bidwell, "the 
building may look a lot different 
than it does now, depending on 
his recommendations." 

When the plans are ap- 
proved, it's almost time for 
construction to start. "Only then 
can we start taking construction 
bids," said Bidwell. "If the bids 
are too high, we will have to sit 
down again and modify the 
plans, deciding what we have to 
cut out to get the bids down." 

When the board approved 
the plan to build a science 
complex, it was with one stipula- 
tion: that the cost of the building 
was raised in cash or pledges 
before construction started, so 
that the school would not go into 
debt. It was estimated that the 
building would cost $3.0 million 

flat rate per square foot of office 
space, another rate for class- 
room space, another rate for lab 
space, and soon. 

"The cost is probably closer 
to 55 million than $3.9," said 
Bidwell. "We won't know for sure 
until we take bids. If the bids are 
more than $3.9 million, it will 
have to go to the board for 

If the bids are too high, the 
board will have a choice of doing 
one of three things. First, the 
board could go ahead and build, 
going into debt for the differ- 
ence. Second, they could require 
the difference to be raised in 
cash or pledges before construc- 
tion starts. Or third, the board 
could require the building 
committee to modify the build- 
ing to reduce the cost. Then, 
Bidwell said, even more cuts and 
changes will have to be made. 

Bidwell admits he would like 

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and already, $4.2 million has 
been raised, about half in cash 
and half in pledges. 

But the original cost assess- 
ment of $3.9 million was based 
on the architect's estimate of 
what it would cost to build 5,500 
square feet, not on any specific 
breakdown of items. According 
to Bidwell, the architect used a 

to have the building ready for 
occupancy for the 1996-97 
school year. "I think it will take 
at least a full year to build," he 
said. "It will be pushing it, 
though. It definitely won't be 
done before then." 

:, the group 
1 worked for two weeks on 
. the 2.500 square foot 
| church. 
"We put the roof on and 
finished the last wall 
' Friday afternoon," said 
Matthew Niemyer. "We 
I had Sabbath services in 
| the church the day before 
we left.Jt was awesome." 
"We really had to push 
[ those last few days," said 
| Emily Thurman. "But when 

i stood in the finished 
I church on Sabbath., .it was 

Maranatha Volunteers 
' International is a non- 
Eddie Morgan, Charlie Ecklund, and pro fit organization commit 
ted to building Adventist 

another helper get dirty for Christ, 
a true joy and enthusiasm about 
their work," said du Preez. "I was 
working alongside young people 
who genuinely loved the Lord." 

•Starting with only a concrete churches in the country of 
foundation and a metal super- Mexico. 

churches in needy areas around 
the world. Their goal for 1995 is 
to build 50 new churches and 
complete 100 previously started 

Southern Accent 


January 27, 1995 

How do you feel about women's ordination? 

"If they have the right relation- 
ship with God, and meet all the 
same requirements I would 
expect of a man, I don't have a 
problem with it." 

Greg Rice 

church should c 

"I feel that women can preach 
lust as well as men, but, initially, 
I would have a hard time adjust- 
ing to a woman pastor." 

Melinda Cross 






"I believe God has a role for 
everyone in life, and women 
have an essential role to play j, 
the church, but not as an or- 
dained minister." 

Roosevelt Alexis 

"Satan's only tactic is to turn 
eyes off Christ." 

Wendy Campbell 

"Scripture says that God made 
man the spiritual head of both 
their own family and the church | 
family. Women can be leaders ir 
the church, just not ordained 

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Coming EventsI 

Friday, January 27 

•Vespers, Southern 
•Sunset 6:04 

Saturday, January 28 \ 

•Evensong at 5:30 p.m. in | 
the church 
•Classic film series 

January 30-February' 

•Week of spiritual _ 

. emphasis, college facultyl 


Volume 50. Issue 9 ■ "7^ 

1y Fair Lady scheduled 
to open next weekend 

■y Fair Lady rehearsal have been strenuous, but reportedly 
■ill be worth the effort when opening night arrives. The 
froductton starts next weekend in the Collegedale Acad- 
imy Auditorium. 

fcy Julie Tillman 

If you like English accents 
cl rainy days in Spain, don't 
iss the Music Department's 

bresentation of the musical My 

My Fair Lady, written by Alan 
(ay Lerner and Frederick Lowe, 
s adapted from George Ber- 
nard Shaw's Pygmalion. 

My Fair Lady is the story of a 
fooung lower-class woman by the 
e of Eliza Doolittle. One day, 
[by chance, she meets Professor 
iHenry Higgins and Colonel 
|Pickering. Higgins and Pickering 
e specialists in phonetics and 
| dialects, and decide to conduct 
n experiment on Eliza. 
My Fair Lady shows Eliza as 
| she makes the transition from 
"gutter snipe" to one who can 
I blend in with royalty. 

The characters, Eliza, 
I Higgins, and Pickering are color- 
I ful. Eliza's fiery spirit and Higgins 
I arrogance make for some fasci- 

We will see Wendy Carter as 
I Eliza Doolittle, Vince Romeo as 

Colonel Pickering, and Scott 
Huling as Henry Higgins. 

"It's hard work to make the 
transition from gutter girl to 
princess material," said Carter. "1 
was very excited to get that part. 
I love it because you see Eliza as 
an independent spirit. She's 
young and she's been given a 
dream. She learns to be sub- 
dued. She's fallen in love. In the 
end, you see a balance of what 
she's become." 

Scott Huling, a transfer 
student from AUC, went to 
tryouts without a specific part in 

"1 went in wanting just a 
small part the they liked me 
enough to ask me to do Higgins," 
said Huling. "It's a complicated 
play— it has lots of set changes. 
We're having fun though — it's 
not real stressful." 

Show times are February 1 1 
at 8 p.m., February 12 at 12 p.m.. 
and February 13 at 7 p.m. in the 
Collegedale Academy Audito- 
rium. Tickets are $7 with tax. 

Newsong sparks praise 

by Alicia Goree 

Apison Pike looked like a 
hurricane evacuation route last 
Saturday night, and the cars 
were full of students on a path to 
spiritual renewal. 

Newsong. a popular contem- 
porary Christian music group, 
attracted over 3,000 locals to its 
concert. "Even if it cost us 
money to come to Chattanooga, 
we still would come," said the 
group of the five dollar ticket 
price, "we'd come because we 
love you." 

Southern students took 
active and passive roles in the 
concert. Sophomore Armand 
Devoir and Junior Brian Yeager 
work for Dove Ministries, Inc., 
the host of the concert. 

really a rock person." 

After intermission, though, 
the volume was less ear-shatter- 
ing. "It was upbeat, but still very 
Christ-centered," said Senior 
Dave Varner. "They had a good 
evangelistic message, and it 
really got me hoppin'." 

Although the show was full of 
energy and excitement, the 
group kept their mission in 
perspective. "We just want to 
share three words with you 
tonight," the group promised. 
"God loves you. We like it when 

ling that you are 
cheering for Jesus Christ." 

"1 wanted to jump up and 
shout when they sang 'Arise My 
Love'," Freshman Becky Gomoll 

"We like it when you scream for us, 

but we are just assuming that you 

are cheering for Jesus Christ. " 

Others, though, just went t< 
hear the music and relax. "1 wa: 
amazed at how talented all the 
performers of Newsong are," 
said Sophomore Kimberly 
Fenton. "They all sing and play 

Newsong had two opening 
acts, but, "I couldn't hear the 
words because it was too loud, 
said Heather Cook. "I'm not 

said with a broad smile. 

"And I loved 'All Around the 
World'," said Varner. "I almost 
cried during that one." 

Graduate Ernie Pippin was 
new to the contemporary Chris- 
tian concert experience. "I've 
never been to a concert like this 
before. It was well worth my five 
dollars," he said. "Now we want 
to come see Ray Boltz." 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2 
Opinion p. 3 
News p. 4 - 6 

World News p. 7 
Features p. 8-9 
Sports p. 10 

Religion p. 1 1 
Foreign Affairs p. 12 
Lifestyles p. 13 - 16 

Southern Accent 


Campus Notes 

Brad Thorpe, the representative from Net '95, will 
need volunteers on Feb. 4 to distribute posters. On Feb. 
11, 22,000 handbills need to be dispersed. For more 
Information call the chaplain's office at 238-2787. 

The Southern Scholars Banquet will be held Feb. 9 at 
7:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Choo Choo. The speaker will 
be Eric Anderson, professor of history at Pacific Union 
College. The cost is $5 for Southern Scholars members 
and $10 for non-members. 

My Fair Lady, this year's annua] musical presented by 
the Music Department in collaboration with the Speech 
and Art Departments, will be held the evenings of Feb. 1 1- 
13. Tickets are on sale for $7 including tax in the Music 
office. For more information, call the Music Department 
at 238-2880. 

SA Valentine's Banquet will held on Feb. 12 at the 
Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. The program will 
begin at 6:00 p.m. Pictures by Steve Holley will be avail- . 
able. Be prepared to pay on-site for them - $10 for 2 5x7's 
and 4 wallets. Tickets for the banquet are $15 per person 
and are available at the Counseling Center. 

The Little Theatre of Chattanooga is offering a RUSH dis- 
count ticket price to students. Ten minutes before each show, 
the Box Office will sell the remaining tickets for $7 to students. 
There are five remaining shows this season - Tartuffe, Dancing at 
Lughnasa, The Front Page, Ain 't Misbehavin ', and Dearly De- 
parted. Call The Little Theatre at 267-8534 for more information. 

Glacier National Park, located in Montana, is hiring college 
students lor 900 summer jobs in all segments of the hotel and 
hospitality areas. Jobs include hotel front desk, room atten- 
dants, cooks, wait persons and bus drivers. Many students also 
participate in the guest entertainment, which includes Amerian 
Cabaret Theatre, a Glacier Park tradition. Employees are needed 
this year from mid-May to October. Highest demand is for 
employees who can work through late September and early 
October. Internships are available for hotel/restaurant, culinary 
arts, travel/tourism, accounting majors, and movie and theatre. 
For details on jobs and salaries call Glacier Park, Inc., at (602) 
207-2620, or write Glacier Park, Inc., Dial Tower, Phoenix, AZ, 


Where Do We 
Go Now? 

The man sits down at the 
table to a breakfast of eggs, 
toast, and Wheaties with a 
medium-sized glass of orange 
juice. It's 7:00 a.m, Monday 
morning. Suddenly, a square 
foot block of the table in front of 
him alters into a light, translu- 
cent panel on which gradually 
appears the front page of the 
New York times. Every three 
minutes the words scramble 
and reform to show the next 
page, and then the next. 

At 7:20 the panel dissolves 
back into the table surface. The 
man's attention focuses to his 
left where a life-size hologram of 
the morning newscaster ap- 
pears, as if standing by the 
table. The hologram speaks in 
an eerily realistic tone, pointing 
at maps and diagrams that 
appear at its side, also in 3-D. 

At 7:40, the hologram disap- 
pears and the panel in the table 
reforms and shows a network of 
lines with little red dots creep- 
ing along them. The man studies 

the road map carefully, noting 
the accurate prediction of that 
morning's traffic, and decides 
to take an alternate route to 
work. He decides to fax his 
partner the important material 
for their morning meeting. As 
he gets up from the table he 
talks into what appears to be a 
watch, but is actually a minus- 
cule computer that functions 
as fax, telephone, watch, and 
computer. Satisfied, he heads 
to the car . . . 

So it's a little farfetched lor 
our time. But who knows how 
long before that scene may 
actually occur in homes across 
the world. Mass media would 
be changed forever. How many 
people would it take to create 
a newspaper when all that 
needed done was to vocally 
direct the computer to compile 
the latest news messages into 
one file? What kind of media 
presentations would an organi- 
zation be capable of with this 
kind of technology? Or how 
much different would the 
training be for newscasters to 
stand 3D in your home, rather 
than sit behind a desk on a flat 
screen? No more dress shirts 
and blazers over Bermuda 
shorts, that's for sure. 

One other thing would be 
true. Books and magazines, TV, 
and jobs as we know them, 
would be extinct. As comput- 
ers and technology push 
humans out, the big question 
is not how awesome mass 
media would become. It's what 
we would do with ourselves 
when we're not needed any- 



Editor Stacy Gold 

Layout editor 
Photo editor 
World News editor 
Religion editor 
Lifestyles editor 
Sports editor 
Foreign Affairs editor 
Graphic Artist: 
Advertising Manager 

Sponsor Dr. Bert Coolidg< 

Seventh-day Adventlsts. and Is released every other Friday a 

with the exception of vacations. Opinions expressed In 1 ™ A souths 

authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the edlior . 

the Seventh-dav Adventist Church, or the advertisers. 

Southern Accent 


"My Achy- 
Breaky Brain" 

by Victor Czerkasij 

One of the drawbacks of 
jowning a car radio is that you 

t suffer a paralyzing cramp 
while turning on the ignition, 
thus rendering you immobile. 
by some twisted fate, the dial 
would be tuned to a country 
music station. Adding to your 
misery would be the knowledge 
that you just bought a DieHard 
the day before. 

So, there you'd be, listening 
to every tune that station KUD 
had in it's library. All eight of 
them. Soon, you would realize 
that astronomer's predictions 
of the earth crashing into the 
sun were more a fervent hope 
than something to fear. 

Now, I am fully aware that in 
certain parts of the country, 
these are fighting words, ft's 
like saying you hate beans and 
live in Boston. Or hate corn and 
live in Iowa. Or hate piercing 
your tongue with small, metal 
objects and live in California. 
But just like the little boy, who, 
when seeing the emperor in his 
new clothes, bravely declared, 
"Hey, someone's been eating 
my porridge!", I stand ready to 
tackle the forces of Country- 
Western. Go ahead. Send 
Minnie Pearl. 

In the meantime, I am going 
to prove my point and take the 
bold step of printing the lyrics 

to some of the top country 
songs. Again, I would remove 
all children from the room at 
this time: 

"A Kiss is a Kiss But Fur is 

"Honey, oh honey, you ain't 

nothin' like Sue. 

When I'm in your arms I'm still 

feelin' blue. 

Honey, oh honey, my life is a 


Though you're my woman, Sue 

was my dog." 

"Prince Charming Drives a 

"I'm a mean-talkin', bad-smellin' 

blob of a man. 

My neck's the only part of me I 

care enough to tan. 

If you think of runnin' cause 

you find me kind of crass, 

Remember, darlin', in these 

parts, I'm still the one with 

"Wal-Mart Girl" 

"At Wal-Mart the prices keep 

falling, it's true, 

But my heart is falling, it's 

falling for you... 

Wal-Mart Girl, not K-Mart Girl, 

the one on register three, 

Wal-Mart Girl, sweet discount 

girl, please do a price check on 

Clearly, America's decline 
as a world power can be traced 
to water fluoridation and the 
lyrics listed here. In fact, if you 
were to play "Wal-Mart Girl" 
backwards, you would hear 
"Bazhawa gritzk leha," which in 
certain Mongolian dialect 
translates to, "There's sand in 
my ear." I don't have to remind 
anyone of the implications a 
statement like this has in 
undermining today's youth. 

I've got to go now. Someone 
has just walked into my office 
looking pretty upset. I can tell 
because the price tag hanging 
from her hat is sticking straight 


"I tested positive for TB." 
— Microbiology student 
to Dr. Nyirady. 

"Good, that's great!" 
— Dr. Nyirady respond- 
ing to the student. He 
was referring to the fact 
that there would be 
someone involved in the 
class discussion on 

"Pick these up as you 
pass out." 

— Dr. Nyirady, referring 
to quizzes to be re- 

"Unhappy married 
people live longer than 
happy single people . . . 
despite that halitosis." 
— Garv talking about life 
expectancy rates in 
Health and Life class. 

"If that's prayer, I'd be 

down on my knees more 


— A students commenting 

on a couple "making out" 

in the Garden of Prayer. 

"If the forbidden fruit was 
an onion, 1 wouldn't 
blame Eve at all." 
— Ethan Muse on his love 
of onions. 

"If the Lord can use a 
donkey, surely he can use 
a woman." 

— Deiton Chen to Mike 
Russel in a debate over 
women's ordination. 

"Wow, the new floor looks 

better ..." 

— One cafe patron. 

"Yeah, I wonder if that 

means the food will be 


— His friend, in response. 

If you have something to say, there isn't a better 

I place than this page to have your voice heard. Bring 
letters to the editor to the Accent office anytime. 
There is a box outside the door if no one is here. 


Another student 
perspective . . . 

by John Lamb 

Lately one disaster after another has taken place in California. 
The list so far includes earthquakes, riots, wildfires, and floods. In 
fact, newspapers and news magazines used almost Biblical language 
when discussing the latest in this series of disasters. 

Are these just random acts of nature or could there be some- 
thing more in action? Several times in the Old Testament God makes 
reference to the cup of his wrath. In the case of Sodom, He person- 
ally visited the area to see whether the city had passed its limit. It 
had, and fire came down from heaven. 

Sodom was brought to mind recently when I was reading an old 
issue of Liberty Magazine. One short article caught my attention. It 
talked about the damage done to the pornographic film industry 
during the Los Angeles quake. In fact, the epicenter of that earth- 
quake was almost directly under the three neighborhoods of the city 
where most of America's pornographic films are produced. 

Think for a moment about some of the negative things the state 
is known for. Is it such a surprise that disaster follows disaster? 
Perhaps California's cup has finally been filled. 

i, please call Slacy Gold at 2243 a 

s pnsslhk-. 

Southern Accent 

Februarys, 1995 


I The Destiny Drama 

I Company tours the 

untry each year 

I tool for Christ. This 
I year's schedule in- 
ies trips to 
I Maryland, Colo- 
I rado, and England. 

Destiny Drama tour continues 

by Becky Davis 

Destiny has already had a 
productive year of touring 
Massachusettes, Maryland, and 
Washington D.C. 

Just after four days of train- 
ing, Destiny headed for 
Massachusettes on the weekend 
of September 22-25 to perform 
for hundreds of Pathfinders at 
the "Friendship Camporee." 

On the weekend of January 
12-15 Destiny traveled to Mary- 
land and Washington D.C. While 
they were in Maryland, they 

performed at the Highland View 
Academy and church. At the 
academy. Destiny put on their 
full length production of "The 
Present End." At the country's 
capital they performed for the 
General Conference and at the 
Sligo Church of Columbia Union 

The near future of Destiny 
looks promising. The troop is 
looking forward to perfor- 
mances in Mississippi at the 
Bass Memorial Academy, in 
Florida at Camp Kulaqua, and in 

the White Hills of Colorado for 
the Ski Fest, and even one in 
Europe. Destiny will be working 
on a fundraiser to help them will 
a tour to Newbold College in 
England on May 11-23. 
The Destiny Drama 
Company's focus is on the Great 
Controversy and the Second 
Coming of Jesus. Everyone will 
get the chance to experience 
Destiny during the homeshow or 
March 31. 

Black History Week planned 

by Julia Struntz 

A committee of diversified 
students and faculty have 
planned events for Black History 
Week, Feb. 4-11. The committee 
has arranged for the Morehouse 
College Glee Club, Eric Ander- 
son, and Barry Black to speak 
during this week of celebration. 
Dr. Wohlers, chair of the commit- 
tee, said, "i hope that by under- 
standing we can become more 
committed to harmony among 
the races." 

The Morehouse College Glee 
Club, from Atlanta, will be pre- 

senting a double credit assem- 
bly Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8:00 p.m. 
in the Collegedale Church. The 
Glee Club is involved with many 
productions, one of which is the 
Robert Shaw Christmas Pro- 
gram. They will be showing us 
some insight into black history. 
Eric Anderson has been the 
professor of history at Pacific 
Union College since 1975. He will 
be the speaker at assembly, Feb. 
9. Anderson said he has a spe- 
cial interest in the south and 
black history. His topic will be 
"Why Study Black History?" 

Barry Black, a commissioned 
chaplain in the United States 
Navy since 1976, will speak for 
Friday night vespers, Feb. 10, and 
for both church services on Feb. 
11. Black has lectured in the 
United States, England, Australia, 
and the Caribbean. He has also 
written many articles and two 

By providing this week of 
black history emphasis, the 
committee hopes to expand 
understanding about racial 
differences among students and 
faculty . 

Orchestra prepares for pops concert 

by Julie Tillman 

On February 4. the Southern 
College Music Department will 
present their annual Pops 
Concert. The Concert will 
feature the the Symphony 
Orchestra, the Die Melster 
Singers and the Concert Band. 
The program will take place in 
the lies PE Center at 8 p.m. 
There will be no admission 

Conductors for the perfor- 

mance will be Orlo Gilbert, 
orchestra; Pat Silver, band; and 
department chairman Marvin 
Robertson, Die Meisters. 

The band will perform a Suite 
of Old American Dances, includ- 
ing the Cakewalk, Schottische, 
Western One-step, and Wall- 
flower Waltz. 

"We try to play pieces people 
like — that they can enjoy," said 
Silver. "We're still practicing. As 
long as there's time to practice, 

we can find something to go 

Junior Debbi Frey is a music 
minor. She said the band does 5- 
10 concerts a semester. Most of 
their trips are to academies and 
area churches. They are planning 
a tour through New England. 

"My favorite piece from the 
Pops Concert is the Colonel 
Bogey March," said Frey. 

Series has 
long stand- 
ing history 

by Jason Blanchard 

The E.A. Anderson "Business 
Lecture Series" is now into its 
24th year of bringing business 
leaders to the Southern College 
Campus. The series is "The first 
endowed business lecture series 
in the Adventist college system, 
said Dan Rozell, associate pro- 
fessor of business administration] 
at Southern, and the Lecture 
Series director for 17 years. Its 
purpose is "providing an under- 
standing of the business world.' 

The discussions are held 
every Monday night at 8:00 p.m., 
and feature names in business 
like Dick Semaan, who received 
the 'National Speakers' Associa- 
tion Council of Peers Award lor 
Excellence. Mr. Semaan will be 
discussing on February 6, the 
"servant-leader principle." The 
lecture series also welcomes 
back to Southern on March 27, 
Dr. Cecil Rolfe who retired in 
1993 after 29 years as Southern's 
economics professor. Dr. Rolfe 
will be discussing economic 
thought including 'the demise of 
Communism, NAFTA, and GATT.' 

The Lecture Series is named 
for Eugene A- Anderson, its 
benefactor. Anderson owner of 
the The Southern Saw Service in 
Atlanta, instituted the lecture 
series after his son Gene Ander- 
son, a Southern student, told 
him of the business departments 
"excellence in teaching." 
Southern's only full-time busi- 
ness professor at the time was 
Dr. Wayne VandeVere. Dan 
Rozell, who is also a past student 
of VandeVere's said, "He taught 
it all; economics, business 
management, accounting , 
business law, and everything m 
between. He worked out each 
problem for himself to be sure it 
was correct. The EA.. Anderson 

Business Lecture Series is a 
tribute to him." Dr. VandVere 

has officially been the chairman 
of the business administration 
department for the last 34 y«£ 
For more information on tnc 
EA Anderson Business Leciw 
Series, pick up a brochure ^ 

business administration ofW ■ 

which is located on the hrd 
floor of Brock Hall or call the 
department at 238-2751- 

February 3, 1995 

Southern Accent 

Free downtown concerts 
—a musical alternative 

y Larisa Myers 

A smidgen of folk, a taste of 

I blues, a splat of alternative, a 

| dose of gospel, a shot of jazz, 

warm cup of coffee are 

| what it takes to transform the 

vinter blahs into the music 
I experience of Chattanooga's 
|Coffeehouse Concert Series. 
Each Tuesday night from 7 tc 
9 p.m. through Feb. 28 at Miller 

The concerts "provide an oppor- 
tunity for people to perform 
original music," she says. Most 
groups that play for clubs simply 
have to rehash current top-40 
tunes without getting a chance 
to try out their own songs. 
Watson also says that it is posi- 
tive for the performers because 
they are in an "alcohol-free, 
smoke-free atmosphere. There 

"There are no glasses clinking, 

no conversations going on.... 

Everyone is listening. " 

s Waterhouse Pavilion — a 
fclass-walled building complete 
Ivith folding chairs, heated 
lloors, and soft yellow lights — 

a local musical groups are 

featured. The free concert series 

"local showcase of artists," 

s Carla Watson from the 
thattanooga Downtown Partner- 
ship and director of the concert 

Watson says that the inten- 
m of the series is to present 
iroups that may not have previ- 
ously been in the public eye. 

are no glasses clinking, no 
conversations going on.... Every- 
one is paying attention." Chile, 
hot dogs, and, of course, coffee 
(along with this year's added 
features — espresso and 
cappuccino) are available with 
proceeds benefiting the concert 

Several Southern students 
have already taken advantage of 
the series, which began Jan. 2. 
"I'm not really a music person," 
says Sophomore Mark Pettibone, 
"but it's been interesting to hear 

the different kinds of music. 
Also, I like seeing live perfor- 

"I like the place where [the 
concert series] is located," says 
Sophomore Scott Guptill. "1 like 
the building, and you're right 
there by the Pickle Barrel and 
Cafe Tazza. It's a great place for 

The Coffeehouse Concert 
Series began back in 1989 when 
Chattanoogans clamored for 
winter concerts in response to 
the summer series called "Night- 
fall." Since then, local busi- 
nesses have funded the < 
which add to the growing 
evening life of the downtown 
area. "People talk about getting 
together for dinner before the 
concert and making an evening 
of it," says Watson. "That's good 
to hear." 

And the community response 
has indeed been positive. 
"We're gratified," says Watson, 
"that we always have standing 



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Opportunities '95 
benefits students 

by Heidi Boggs 

Interviews with the FBI, 
Aerotek, Inc., and ARAMARK are 
available to students attending 
the Opportunities '95 Fair. 
Southern, along with six other 
colleges and universities, is 
sponsoring the seventh annual 
Career and Graduate Studies 
Fair. On February 16, an esti- 
mated 200 recruiters from both 
the public and private sector will 
represent social service organi- 
zations, school systems, corpo- 

tries and government agencies. 

Jim Wampler, the director of 
the Counseling Center, empha- 
sized that specifically the juniors 
and seniors have the opportu- 
nity to make valuable contacts at 
the fair. The recruiters are 
looking for competent college 
students and graduates for 
internships and full time posi- 

Representatives from some 
of the companies, government 
agencies and graduate schools 
will present workshops available 
to students. Networking, how to 
obtain a job interview, and what 
to do once you are employed, 
are only a few of the topics 
covered in the workshops. 

Opportunities '95 runs from 
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thurs- 
day, February 16. Southern will 
provide transportation to and 
from the Chattanooga Conven- 
tion and Trade Center. For pre- 
registered students the cost is $5 
and at the door $6. Contact the 
Counseling Center to pre-register 
or for transportation informa- 

Southern Accent 


February 3, 1995 

Southern Accent 

W/m-U N 


So what's a 

little racism 

here or there? 

I don't remember how old 
[ was when I saw my first 
rerun of the "I Have a Dream" 
speech, but I do remember 
how I felt... the surging pride 
that coursed through my 
tender veins...that one man 
could make a difference in 
America. Thanks to Dr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. and a 
dedicated force of people 
determined to be free, they 
truly were. Thanks to Dr. King 
I was born into a generation 
that is color blind, united, and 
moving forward together. 

Oh really? 

What about the Rodney 
King beating and the LA 
riots? What about the O.J. 
Simpson case? What about 
the thousands of black and 
Hispanic children in inner city 
gangs who fight for life each 
day? What about the recent 
school district vote in Chatta- 
nooga that effectively pitted 
white against black? What 
about affirmative action and 
quotas and the best man or 
woman for the job when the 
white Caucasian male is the 
only one who's had a fighting 
chance? What about the 
stereotypes and racial slurs 
and the ever-increasing 
numbers of neo-nazis and Ku 
Klux Klanners? What about 
reverse discrimination? 

Indeed, definitive slavery 
ceased to exist generations 
ago, and most of us were not 
even around to watch the age 

of the civil rights movement. 
However, the real fight is not 
over. If anything, it has just 
begun. Oh yes, the laws have 
been passed. It's official. We 
can all hold hands and dance 
around the room singing 
about the land of the free and 
the home of the brave. But 
mplementation and remold- 
e the tasks that face us 
ociety where the whites 
have dominated for centu- 
ries. What are the answers to 
the questions of racism? Are 
we indeed asking the right 

February 4-11 is Black 
History Week at Southern 
College. February is Black 
History Month across the 
nation. The past is some- 
thing we should never lose 
sight of. It has made us who 
we are no matter how we 
discount the fact and say to 
ourselves, "It doesn't really 
matter what my great-grand- 
parents did." Though we 
may have fooled ourselves 
into believing that all is 
proverbial sweetness and 
light, there's a cauldron of 
difficulty simmering just 
beneath a society that can 
barely hold itself together. 

I do not propose any 
solutions, i would not even 
know where to begin. What I 
do know is that this is no 
time to sit back and presume 
life will take care of itself. 
The civil war and the war for 
civil rights should demon- 
strate just how foolish that is. 
The problems prove tougher 
because they are subtler and 
cannot be solved by legisla- 
tion or mandatory kindness 
and goodwill. 

"I have a dream," said 
Martin Luther King, Jr. What 
can we all do to make sure 
that dream does not become 
a nightmare? 

if you have any thoughts 
about racism in the world, 
America, or on this campus 
please write them down and 
put them In your nearest 
Accent box. 

If you are interested in be- 
ing a student missionary, 
it's not too late. Contact 
Mrs. Norton in the CARE 

News in a nutshell 

Miami - In a surprise upset, the San Francisco 49ers beat the San 
Diego Chargers 49 to 26 in Super Bowl XXK. 

Washington, D.C. - President Clinton promised to push legislation 
that would increase minimum wage to $5 an hour. This will prove 
tough in the new Republican Congress, and strategy seems to be 
the key. 

Grozny, Russia - Rattened and burnt out by bombs and seven 
weeks of fighting between the Russians and the Chechans, the 
Grozny is unrecognizeable. Out of a city of 400,000 only 100,000 
still live in the city that has been coined "the coffin." The 
Chechans vow they will fight to the very end. 

U.S.A. - The abortion pill, RU-486, is now on trial in clinics 
throughout the country. It has been used in Europe for over 10 

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"I got sick of cleaning up hairballs." 


Southern Accent 

February 3, 1995 


Don't knock down 
Hackman yet . . . 

The story behind the empty lot 

by Stacy Spaulding DeLay 
—Part two of two 

There are a lot of disagree- 
ments between faculty and 
administration about how the 
science center should be built. 
But they do agree on one point. 
They'd do it differently if money 
wasn't a problem. 

Dale Bidwell, Vice-President 
for Finance and chair of the 
building committee, said he'd 
like to divide the five sciences 
and build two buildings. "I'd put 
the laboratory sciences in one 
building and the non-lab sci- 
ences in another," he said. 

new complex. "It will be larger 
than what we have, and better fit 
our needs," he said. "But I'm 
concerned and disappointed 
that because of financial consid- 
erations, the new building can't 
be built to efficiently accommo- 
date our expanding programs." 

Still Bidwell feels that the 
space will prove to be adequate. 
"It will be 50 per cent bigger than 
anything they have right now," 
he said. "I'm not sure all the 
faculty can conceptualize in their 
mind the size that's being pro- 
posed on paper." 

Larry Hanson, Mathematics 

It would seem paradoxical to move into a new 

science complex and still not have a classroom 

to be able to handle all of the students. 

Dept. Chair and faculty represen- 
tative on the building committee 

Nyirady, Biology Dept. Chair. "I'd agrees with Bidwell. "You have 

_.„_ „ like at least one more office 
and a bigger amphitheater." 

Why is Nyirady concerned 
about space? "I'm afraid that 
when it's built, it will be smaller 
than optimum for our growing 
needs," said Nyirady. "Our 
enrollment has continued to 
increase and we are concerned 
about adequate size of class- 
rooms and laboratory facilities. 

For example, Nyirady 

to look at the positives," he said. 
"Nearly everyone is getting 
something better. It may not be 
the ideal, but it will be a lot 
better than now." 

"We aren't trying to please 
everybody," said Bidwell. "We're 
trying to make the building as 
good as we can for the college 
on a long-range basis." 

Another concern among 
department chairs, though few 

there are 120 students in general chose to talk about it on-the- 

biology this semester. "We 
had to move into Summerour 
Hall to handle them all," he said, 
"it would seem paradoxical to 

plex and still not have a class- 
room to be able to handle them 
all." The science complex plans 
provide for three large class- 
rooms, or amphitheaters, that 
will seat 98, 78, and 56 students. 

record, is the lack of c 

tion from the building commit- 

For example, one chairman 
didn't find out about a major 
change in department floor plans 
until another faculty member 
came by to ask a question about 
a different part of the building. 

USE Chokes 

The best and worst on campus 

—Faculty Week of Spiritual Emphasis. 

— AIDSWALK planning. 

— Two Accents in a row. 

— Valentine's Day 

—Take-home tests. 

—Commercials during the Superbowl. 


— Perfect snow weather, but no snow to show. 
—Valentine's Day florist prices. 
—The Superbowl (That was not a game.) 
—New anti-toy gun law in Talge. 

almost no input at all." Nyirady 
said he's usually not updated 
with floor plans until he requests 
them. "When I hear through the 
grapevine that something's been 
changed, I have to request a set 
of plans to find out what it is." 

Bidwell said that the building up. Fund 
committee does make an effort 
to involve the faculty. "There are 
lots of occasions we want direct 
input from the chairs," he ex- 
plains. "But some things that 
they consider major the building "This co'mmittee has to 

from 1978-82, Hanson feels he's 
able to see the admir 
point of v 

"I'm a little more sympathetic | 
to the administration," said 
Hanson. "The faculty is being 
unrealistic and driving the cost 
s say the money 
well is dry, and there's no where I 

It boils down to what people | 

as the ideal, and what \ 

realistically afford," said Hanson. 

committee doesn't considt 
major. We don't inform them of 
every little change." 

Also, said Bidwell, the faculty 
representative on the building 
committee (Larry Hanson) talks 
with the faculty and takes sur 

that gap. Somebody has to take 
cost into consideration." 

Nyirady agrees that cost has 
to be taken into consideration, 
but is concerned about quality. 
•The planning rifle was aimed at 
the ideal," he said, "And the 


II tin- I 

ence complex now, our general 
biology class would have to be 
split into two sections." said 
Nyirady. "Which could be a 
move toward better education, 
as long as biology staffing will 

d accommodate for the 
" But. said 
Nyirady, there would be no 
office for the extra staff member. 

"Another concern among department chairs ... is the 
lack of communication from the building committee." 

"We will haves 


However, Nyirady is quick to 
point out he's excited about the 

x offices. Right 
x staff members. 

The chairman received no 

from the build- 
about the change 
at all. 

"The board got our input 
when it was critical," said 
Nyirady. "They allowed us to 
draw up our floor plans, and 
that's major. But there are times 
when the building committee 
makes modifications in the plans 
and the departments have 

veys concerning their c 
with the changes. "In a way, I'm 
the wrong person," said Hanson. 
"I'm not the chair of a depart- 
ment that has an interest in lab 
setups. But I think the adminis- 
tration wanted someone on the 
: who was older and 
realistic. They wanted 

■. both sides and 
play mediator." Through his 
experience as Academic Dean 

bullet has fallen to the practio 
range. And in some areas, les 
than optimal. If we're comnu* 
to excellence, how much are 
going to sacrifice to obtain it- 

*Ifyou have comments or ques- 
tions about the building < f e - 
please send a letter to the ed>to 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 

Sophomore Armand Devoir set up the sound equip- 
ment for the Newsong concert last Saturday night. 

I The air's been cold up here lately, and this week produced 
■what may be the only snow sprinkles of the season. 

l T ne much-anticipated Superbowl turned out to bea much 
■ needed naptime for many Talge residents. 

Southern Accent 

February 3, 199 5 


A soldier's story . . . 

Lifestyles Editor Tony Barkley talks 

A miracle. There is no other 
way to describe the series of 
events that brought me, a drug 
dealing high school dropout with 
no future, to a college where the 
only thing more important than 
receiving an education is devel- 
oping a relationship with Jesus 

This is my second year at 
Southern College, and life 
doesn't get much better. With 
the schools help, 1 have found a 
good-paying, part-time job. I'll be 
writing for the school paper, and 
am excited about our AIDS 
awareness walk to Washington 
DC. during Spring break. It's hard 
to believe that a few years ago, 
the chances of me going to 
college seemed as remote as the 
desert sands on which I fought. 

As a military police officer in 
the United States Army, my job 
was law enforcement — traffic 
violations, petty theft, distur- 
bance of the peace — routine 
stuff. Then, in the fall of 1990, 
everything changed. My unit was 
activated for Operation Desert 

addict, and we found strength in 
sharing the stories of our victo- 
ries in Christ. Larry said he was 
a Seventh-day Adventist, and 
explained his belief about the 
Sabbath. Although I had not 
been raised a Christian, I knew 
that Sunday was the day for 
worship, not Saturday. I set out 
to prove my friend wrong but at 
every turn I found more evi- 
dence that supported his beliefs. 
I asked God to help me find the 

Six months later, I was bap- 
tized into the Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. My life had 
completely changed. The com- 
pulsion to use drugs had van- 
ished. 1 found a good job, a nice 
place to stay, and a loving 

The next logical step was 
college. After flunking out of high 
school, I had never considered 
college a possibility. I had no 
money saved, and hadn't 
cracked a school book in six 
years. But, with the assurance 
that all things were possible in 

"My fiancee left me, claiming I 

was not the person she had 

fallen in love with." 

Storm. We were sent to Hafar Al 
Batin, Saudi Arabia, where we 
served as POW specialists. 

It was there, 12,000 miles 
form home, that 1 first began to 
think about God. As I passed by 
the mutilated bodies of Iraqi 
soldiers, I couldn't help but 
wonder if there was life after 
death. I was in Saudi for eight 
months, and for those eight 
months, I wondered If there was 
a God at all. 

1 returned home to a hero's 
welcome, but I was no hero. 
After my discharge from active 
duty, I had trouble finding a job. 
1 tried to earn some cash by 
selling drugs, but I really used 
more than I sold. My fiancee left 
me, claiming 1 was not the per- 
son she had fallen in love with. 

Within a few months, my 
drug problem engulfed me. I was 
snorting cocaine and smoking 
marijuana regularly. After spend- 
ing the last of my money on a 
week-end binge, I finally broke 
down. In one last attempt to 
salvage my Hie, I cried out to 
God for help. That was the last 
time 1 ever used drugs. 

One week later, I met Larry. 
Larry was also a recovering 

Christ, I sent off my financial aid 
packet and school registration 
forms. Now all I could do was 
wait and pray. 

To my surprise, the school 
contacted me within two weeks, 
and asked if 1 was available to 
take the ACT. They informed me 
that the ACT was a test designed 
to evaluate my academic abili- 
ties. My heart sank at the 
thought. With a fervent prayer, I 
asked for God's help and went to 
take the test. 

My composite score not only 
got me academically accepted, 
but was high enough to secure a 
scholarship. Together with a 
generous aid package put to- 
gether by the school, I made it to 

I thank God daily for the 
privilege of attending this 
school. Without His recreative 
power in my live I would still be 
selling drugs on the street. Every 
time 1 get discouraged over a 
new struggle, I look back to the 
events that brought me here, 
and remember that with Jesus 
Christ on my side, nothing is 

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Thatcher celebrates 
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by Bertha Simatupang 

The girl's club observed 
womanhood month during 
January. According to Dean 
Engel, "The purpose of this 
program was to inform the 
women in the dorm of a different 
kind of feminine issues, even 
maybe to make their lives 
healthier and happier." 

During this womanhood 
month, Thatcher Hall worship 
periods were most often about 
women. On January 10, one of 
the guest speakers, Betty 
Garver, talked about the impor- 
tance of humor, she joked a lot 
and by example passed on a 
great technique to cope with 
daily stress. "She surely cheered 
our day," said one resident. 
The next week's meeting 
featured a concern for eating 
disorders. The guest speaker 
said, "I went through hard times, 
but I managed to put the disease 
out of my body." She added, 

"God gave me courage to fight." 

On the last week of the 
month, assembly was held by 
Kay Rizzo, an author of many 
Adventist books. Her topic was 
women and date rape. She said, 
"When a woman says no, it 
means no. It does not mean 
maybe or perhaps. It just means 

Another program is a fashion I 
show by the Parisian department I 
store that will be held on Febru- 
ary 6. "It will be nice," said Dean 
Engel, "to have a fashion show 
here on campus." 

To end womanhood month, 
the girls had brunch, free of 
charge, in the cafeteria, Jan. 29. 
Waffles with strawberry, apple, 
and cherry fruit topping, as- 
sorted sliced fruit with white and | 
regular chocolate fondue were 
set up in silver serving dishes. 
Several door prizes were handed I 
out and Tom Faulk sang several 
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i tu;j 

More than 

meets the 

eye . . . 

Keying in student's sched- 
es. That was my job during 
igistration a couple years ago. 
Tveryone was only an ID num- 

was so busy, that was how 
I hardly looked up from my 
lomputer. But this one was 
Inique. The guy coming towards 
merited recognition. He was 
ring a bandana on his head 
: a pirate), a jacket with 
father frills on them, and dark, the gym! 
frho does this guy think he is? 
surprised he could find his 
i to my table with those 
ides on. He's probably trying 
o look cool or tough. 

■at hir 


ichalantly hands me his 
Schedule, only to receive my 
Reflection back in his mirrored 
sses. So removed from every- 
e else. Is it fun to play the 
lough person, you don't need 
Inyone role? I doubt it. People 
|ke that turn me off. Why do 

e people get off with acting 
|ke they are better than every- 
around them? Don't they 
v they are missing out on 
Inod friendships, chances to 
id learn from, carefree 
ts, and a chance to be 
■oved? I forget about him. for the 

him out of my mind. 

Registration is finally over. 
What a day! I think about all the 
new people I came in contact 
with and how I evaluated each 
one from a distance. I remem- 
bered the so-called tough guy. I 
saw him a couple times later on 
that day. And for some strange 
reason I felt compelled to pray 
for him. Pray for him? He doesn't 
act like he needs a thing. But I 
did it anyway, regularly. 

The following Sabbath, I saw 
him at church. He had the same 
attitude, but I thought I'd con- 
front him this time. Yeah right! 
But I surprised myself and him. 1 
went up to him and, all in one 
breath, said the craziest thing, 
"Hi. 1 don't know you, but God 
has put it in my heart to pray for 
you, and I have been, and I don't 
know why." He first looked 
skeptical, then shocked. That 
was real stupid of me, I thought. 
1 thought of where I could hide. 
This supposedly closed indi- 
vidual then said openly, "If you 
only knew what I was going 
through. I needed that. My 
whole family split apart this 
week. Thanks." Wow! 1 walked 
away in disbelief. 

The next day, he came up to 
me in the cafeteria and said my 
prayers worked. His father went 
back to church for the first time 
in nine years! His father wanted 
to thank me for my prayers. I 
can't believe it. I was so quick to 
judge this guy and I was com- 
pletely wrong! God could have 
helped this guy and his family 
without me. He knew their needs 
just like He knows our needs. 
Why did He get me involved? 

Anorexics think they are fat, 
when they are deathly thin. They 
think they are right, and they die 
believing it. Without God's 
guidance we can think we are 
right, when there is MORE THAN 

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|* r 9 e Torres, Tasha Paxton, Kendall Turclos, and 
Mson Perales are active In Steps to Christ. 

Thought for the day . . . 

by Bob Jabtonskj 

"The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, and it will 
crush anyone on whom it falls," Matt. 21:44. 

When I stop to reflect upon the many things that Jesus said, I am 
often reminded of the many paradox's he used in teaching his followers 
and detractors. 

"True greatness is humility and death is the only way to find life." 
Seems strange at first glance but great truths are found in those state- 
ments when we pause and look deeper. 

Matthew 21:44 states that some will be "broken" and others will be 
"crushed," all by the rock "that has become the chief cornerstone," 
Jesus Christ (21:42). When Jesus says that "those who fall on this stone 
will be broken," 1 feel he is saying that when we go to Him we will be 
changed. By beholding Jesus we are broken of self. If we give up self. 
we will gain eternal life. 

Something has always had to die for something else to live. In the 
Old Testament, a lamb would die for the sins of the nation. In the New 
Testament, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, died for all of mankind's 
sins. And now we are called to die also. You may wonder what are we 
called to die for since the devil has been defeated at Calvary. Jesus has 
already died for our sins, what is left? The answer is simple, self. Even 
though we recognize that the Devil has been defeated and the price of 
sin paid for, there still remains one mountain left to be conquered by 
all, self. It is here that we find the truth in the paradox that Jesus was 
illustrating. We must die to self so that He may live within us. 

Self must die or we face the other reality of Matthew 21:44: "and it 
will crush anyone on whom it falls." Jesus was saying here that when 
He comes again those who have not been "broken" of self will be 
"crushed" at His appearance. (Dan. 2:33645). 

Either option we choose, Jesus is coming again. Either option we 
choose, something will die, self or eternity, it is important that we 
come to the Rock today to be broken of self and become heirs of 

I am reminded of a t-shirt I once saw in a Christian bookstore. On 
the front it had a picture of the devil looking like Smoky the Bear. Just 
below his picture were the words, "Only you can prevent forever fires!" 
On the back was written, "Eternity; your choice, smoking or non." The 
theology may be a little off, but I think we can all agree on the assurity 
of the application. 

Campus Ministry Focus: 
Steps to Christ 

by Jeane Hernandez 

Mission: To get better ac- 
quainted with Jesus as a friend 
and make Him real in your life. 

This is the mission of Steps 
to Christ, a campus ministry 
under C.A.R.E. Steps to Christ, 
led by Jorge Torres, meets 
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in 
Lynnwood Hall. 

Students meet together in a 
small, informal group where they 
discuss a chosen topic. "Small 
group interaction makes them 
feel more comfortable and gets 
them involved," said Jorge 
Torres. This semester, Steps to 
Christ is focused on The Battle 
of the Controversy and Revela- 
tion. They will be discussing 
Dwight Nelson's book, Count- 
down to the Showdown . "We 
need to be aware of the contro- 
versy going on for everyone's 
soul," said Torres. 

The strength of the group is 
the time they spend together in 
prayer. Not only do they pray 
together as a whole, but they 
spend quiet time alone to pray 
or talk with God. "The quiet time 
is powerful," said Veda Knight. 

Sharing testimonies, praises 
and singing together is also a 
part of their regular meetings. "I 
believe it is a powerful meeting 
that offers spiritual insight for 
college students," said Veda. 

The format of Steps to Christ 
has changed from last year. The 
focus this year is not on "speak- 
ers" but on "involvement." 
"We have developed group 
dynamics to get students more 
involved," said Torres. 

Jorge has noticed that most 
students lack discipline and 
committment in their spiritual 
walk. "Most students want to 
serve the Lord, but they are not 
committed to devotion," he said, 
"Steps to Christ focuses on how 
to have a relationship with God." 
The Steps to Christ meetings 
are open to ALL students and 
friends to attend. Their mission? 
To get to know Christ better. 
Their theme? YOU have to 
behold Him. 

"Without Christ we're noth- 
ing," said Torres. "It's by behold- 
ing Him that you become 

Southern Accent 

February 3, 1995 

Little Miracles 

My grandma use to tell me " 
Tami don't just look for the big 
miracles. When you do you 
all the little ones that 
happen every day." As usual 
jnificance of her words 
didn't take on their full meaning 
for a long time. Finally, 1 
topped and thought about her 
words and realized that once 
again she was right. The fact 
that you and I are able to get 
it of bed every day is a 
;racle. Our God is so awsome 
that he forgives us for being so 
blind. He even takes the time to 
;ate big miracles to reassure 
that He's still working. Right 
w, however, 1 want you to 
think about this "little" miracle 

Michelle Kelch is working 
this year as a student mission- 
ary in the Philippines. She has 
written about a little girl who 1 
would consider a "little" 
miracle. The girl's name is 
Bubit. She and her little sister 
are living with a missionary 
couple because their mother 
died of malaria. She is a regular 

the branch sabbath school, 
and loves to hear stories about 
the savior. 

This portion of Michelle's 
letter tells the story of Bubit, 
much better than I could 
parapharse it. So read on! 

We have a story at each 
worship (or Bubit. She loves 
them. It's exciting to see her 
learn about the savior for the 
first time! What's even more 
exciling is seeing her retelling 
those stories to her own people! 
Even though these people don't 

know God, they are very reli- 
gious. They live in fear of 
spirits- their whole lives re- 
volve around pleasing the 
spirits. The only after life they 
believe in is that you turn into 
an evil spirit when you die to 
haunt your descendants. Bubit 
told us that she was the only 
one around when she found 
her mom dead. She was afraid 
that her mom's spirit was going 
to eat her. It sickins me to 
think that she now believes her 
mom is an evil spirit haunting 

She is now grasping the 
concept that God IS much 
stronger than ANY spirit could 
be. The other day we were 
hiking up to a guaua tree and 
her mom's grave is right beside 
that trail! As we were passing 
that area she turned to me and 
(in her language) said "God is 
taking care of us, isn't He?" I 
assured her -yes He's taking 
care of ALL of us. She then 
stated "God IS stronger than 
ANY spirit, right?" I again 
affirmed her. 

We were with about twelve 
other natives, and she started 
asking them "who they wanted 
to choose as their leader?" And 
each one answered "empu!" 
which means God! It is so neat 
to see Bubit teaching her own 
people what we have been 
teaching her. We are praying 
for the whole spirit to be here 
and in our hearts, because 1 
know that it is only through 
him that we will be able to 
show Jesus and his love to 
these people, How exciting it is 
to see God's work! 

I hope you see Bubit as a 
miracle. Through this child 
God is opening doors that may 
have taken Michelle and Ruth 
much longer to open if He 
hadn't brought this little 
miracle into their lives. 

Once again my grand- 
mother proves to be a wise 
woman. So take her advice. 
Keep looking for those "little 
miracles." They are all around 
even in the form of a child. 

As always, remember all 
those we have sent out this 
year. Your prayers and letters 
mean more than you will ever 

Student Perspective 

Happy Valentine's Day 
—from the Accent staff 

Love One 

by Heilange Celamy 

Once again Valentine's Day 
has rolled around the corner. 
Hallmark sends their very best. 
Hershey does not seem to run 
out of kisses. Cupid once again 
has replenished his bag with 
arrows of love. Puck, from 
Shakespeareis Midsummer 
Nights Dream, has his love 
potion ready. Everybody is 
talking about love. 

From Sabbath School to 
Sunday School we hear and 
talk about love. Love one 
another. Love your enemy and 
your neighbor. Love conquers 
all. The result of love is Godli- 
ness, Dean Negron tells us in 
Sabbath School. Putting all the 
love talk aside, are we really 

should? Instead of talking 
about love or buying choco- 

lates, it's time to show it 
through our everyday interac- 
tion with one another. 

We have heard the defini- 
tion of love all our lives. We 
know that we should treat 
others as we would have them 
treat us. We know that we 
should turn the other cheek. 
But the best definition for love 
is quoted in the Bible from 
none other than the Only one 
who truly showed love. 
"Greater love has no one than 
this, than to lay down one's 
life for his friends." ( John 15: 

The Courtyard 

Remember those Sunday mornings you woke up hungry, 
only to remember the cafeteria was closed? Well you could try 
a tilling breakfast buffet at The Courtyard Marriot. Yes, that's a 
hotel, but you don't have to sleep there to eat there! Located 
next to TGIF on Shallowford, and moderately priced, this hotel 
modestly maintains a wonderful dining experience. 

1 ate breakfast there with my parents, having an open mind 
and empty stomach, and left with both pleasantly satisfied, 
found the buffet to be well-stocked with a wide variety of 
vegetarian grains, and meats. They will make waffles for you 
on request with your choice of fillings and toppings. Some 
items that I found unique were the selection of potatoes, 
granola bars, and wide choice of desserts. All of this was 
delicious. The food and dining area were clean and the smoK- 
ing section was well separated from both the food and non- 
smoking section (a real plus for people who enjoy breatnujg-J 
Service was pleasant - helpful but not pushy. It was a wonu 
ful meal. Unfortunately, the restaurant is only open in tne 
mornings. But it is well worth getting up early for! 

A special thanks from the Accent to 
the first semester newsreportmg 
class. You all were fantastic help! 

Southern Accent 


Helli Matthews, director ot P. A.W., 

P.A.W. wants to 
ring in the new 
year right 

P.A.W. (Partners at Wellness) 
believes Southern students are 
very interested in improving 
their life through growing in 
God, improving their education, 
and keeping their bodies alert 

Start off the 1995 year right! 
pick up a personal fitness con- 
tract from the gymn office, fill it 
out, and drop into a P.A.W. 
suggestion box located in the 
gymn and student center. A 
winner will be drawn in February 
and will receive a $50.00 gift 

Faculty Feature 

hogs to boost her cardiovascular certificate to Hamilton Place Mall 
■ fitness and to fulfill her personal and a P.A.W. sports bag. Here's 
Wtness contract. to better health! 

Ilew Adventist magazine 
largets wome n's issues 

Just Say 
Thank You 

by John Keyes 

I'm rich and ever getting richer 
— thanks to you. 

How did I get so wealthy? Easy: gifts. 

For example, Beverly flooded my account after overhearing 
Barbara and me wishing for something unaffordable. Pulling 
herself onto the couch between us, Beverly whispered, "Mamma 
Daddy, you can have all my money." 

Wow! Move over, Rockefeller. 

Another regular income flows into my account — from daugh- 
ter Bonnie's pen onto greeting cards she chooses with care. 

The riches pour in: A smiley face and note decorate a corner 
of a comp paper; Jason waves, "Hello"; Ken smiles, "Hi"; Wilma 
sings; "Come in"; Barbara winks; "Right on!" 

How to respond? 

"Just say thank you," a wealthy friend advises. "Yes, I shell 
out big bucks, but the thank you 1 receive is the better gift." 

Gift? Yes, and that's how I've become so rich, so prudiyallv 
wealthy. You, too? Good. 

Just say thank you. 

y Stacy Spaulding DeLay 
The first issue of Women of 
, a magazine for Adventist 
;n, is due out in April, said 
r Penny Estes Wheeler. 
This quarterly magazine will 
e columns and articles on 
:ss, parenting, finances. 
Jerking women, counseling, and 
foliles of other Adventist women. 
e second issue will also feature 
libby (Riano) Forrester, former 
Touthern Student Chaplain. 

lew magazine will have a 
piritual, down-to-earth, yet vision- 
y flavor, Wheeler said. "It's for 
nwith their feet on the 
■i. their hands in the daily 
■itty-gritty work, yet who are 
Ireaming with their eyes and 
s for themselves and their 
Wheeler said that Women of 
vill appeal to college-age 
n because It is an issue- 
riented magazine. "We're talking 
it things like sexual harass 
I," said Wheeler. "Some of 
e problems have never been 
|alked about. We want to meet 
m head-on." 

"But," said Wheeler, "We're not 
£ feminist magazine. We have no 
[hidden agenda, we're not out to 
■promote women's ordination and 
■other things like that. We just want 
f o enrich the lives ol Adventist 

n and help them be better 

Subscriptions to Women of 
irit benefit local women's minis- 
es groups, said Wheeler. For 
|very subscription, one dollar will 
e donated to local groups. "Many 
pf these departments are just 
voluntary," said Wheeler. "A lot of 
]women are seeing this as a fund- 
Wheeler hopes to increase 
^publication from four times a year 
:e a subscription base is 

*QGUS ON; KR Davis— A 
Good Man to Have Around 

Underneath Lynnwood, 
there's a room with work 
benches, table saws, tools , 
and many other various 
pieces of machinery. Tools of 
every kind and si2e line the 
walls of this room. And off to 
one side there is a smaller 
room with shelves that reach 
from the ceiling to the floor. 
Nails, all organized by size, sit 
neatly on their designated 
shelf. Other shelves hold bolts 
and other items all in their 
homemade boxes. Outside 
these rooms and just down the 
hall are three more rooms that 
store sets, props and various 
sizes and kinds of wood. This 
is KR's place — not the same 
one most ol SC students have 
gone for a small snack. This is 
KR's other place. This is the 
place where many of the sets 
and props are built for differ- 
ent SA events. This place is a 
lot like Santa's workshop, and 

KR Davis is just as busy as the 
man in red, creating and build- 
ing and spreading good cheer 
around Southern. 

If you don't know who KR 
Davis is, you might have run into 
him in the underwater castle at 
the recent midwinter party. He 
was the one taking a little nap 
while everyone partied. He 
knew he'd be around long after 
the party was over. KR is one of 
SA's sponsors and is, as most 
say, very dedicated to it. If you 
enjoyed the golf course or the 
castle slide, you have KR, his 
shop and all his little helpers to 
thank. KR helps build, design, 
set-up, cleanup, and organize for 
all the SA events. "When it 
comes time to set up or cleanup, 
KR is always the first to arrive 
and the last to leave," said 
Senior Doug Hilliard, an avid SA 

"He i 

always count on," said Social 
Vice Heather Aashiem. He knows 
how to do the job and do It 
right. He is often heard saying, 
"Well we do things right around 
here at Southern College." And 
then he gets the job done. 

"He is the backbone of SA 
and has been for many years," 
says SA President Windy 

KR Davis began working at 
Southern in 1959. He worked as 
Dean of Men and Dean of Stu- 

dents until he left in 1966. He 
returned in 1970 and taught in 
the Religion Dept., was Dean of 
Students, and Director of Test- 
ing and Counseling throughout 
the years. He is retired now. At 
least that's what the records 
say. But KR's work at Southern 
is still a full-time commitment. 

"KR has his hands In so 
many things," said Hilliard, "anc 
does the best he can in all of 

SA work alone sounds like a 
full-time job, but that's not all 
KR does. At the present, he is. 
among many other things, 
building the stage sets for the 
upcoming production of My Fair 

His manual work is not all 
the college benefits from. He is 
actively working with recruiting 
and alumni. He is responsible 
for locating a great deal of the 
money and support the college 
receives through alumni and 
Committee of 100. 

"Well. 1 have a lot of irons in 
the fire," said KR, "but SA is my 
first love. 1 like working with the 
students and getting to know 

"When you leave Southern, 
that won't be the last you see of 
KR. He keeps in touch," said 
Hilliard. "He'll be around again." 

"He's a treasure," said 
Cockrdl. "A real 

Southern Accent 



If Jesus visited you for a day, where would you take Him?] 

"I'd ask Him to take me expl 
ing to all the cool pi 


Feb. 3 

—Vespers by CARE 
— Sunset 6:11 p.m. 

Feb. 4 

— Pops Concert 

Feb. 6-11 

—Black History Week 

Feb. 9 

— Assembly in the 
church with Eric Ander- 

Feb. 10 

— Vespers with Barry 


—Sunset 6:18 

Feb. 11 

— Church with Barry 


— Pizza and movie 

Feb. 12 

— SA Valentine's Ban- 

Feb. 14 

— Valentine's Day 

Feb. 16 

— SA election speeches 

at assembly 

— Opportunities career 


— Rees series 

Feb. 17 

— SA agape feast 
— Vespers with the busi- 
ness department 
—Sunset 6:25 

l a take Him on a walk, tell h,™, 
my problems, and read Him tk 
poems I've written to Him; 

I'd take Him to play raquel 

"I'd take Him to Lookout and gol 






P.O. Box 370 
Collegcdale. TN 


Official Student Newspaper 

Voli'iiir 50, Issue 10 

Creed performance 
scheduled for Saturday 

Iraed, a musical group from Andrews University, 
■Writs a picture of Christ through song. 

louples turn to Cupid's 
corner for romance 

by Julia Struntz 

Creed, a band from Andrews 
University, is performing Feb. 18 
at 3:30 p.m. in the church. 

"Creed paints anointed 
messages with music that's fresh 
and unique in a wonderful style 
that captures the heartland of 
God — which is the land of the 
heart," said Marty Magahee, 
singer and songwriter of 4HIM. 

Their musical style has been 
described as "acoustic pop with 
just a touch of folk." The band 
makes frequent use of several 
non-traditional pop music instru- 

ments, such as the hammer 
dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, 
mandolin and violin. 

Creed has performed for 
youth rallies, campmeetings, a 
Gospel Music Festival, Moscow's 
Radio One, The Three Angels 
Satellite Broadcasting Network 
(3ABN), and the ABC Christmas 
Eve Special. 

Dwight K. Nelson, pastor at 
Andrews University, said, "Wher- 
ever they sing, they will bring 
the Spirit of Jesus and the trans- 
forming power of His love." 

ter Hwang 

>ve was in the air! It was 
ime of year again. There 
many nervous people on 
us. Guys were struggling to 
eir corsages and candies 
in time, while girls were 
: to make their hair and 
es look just right. It was 
to be a night full of love 

ver seventy couples at- 
|^ded this year's Valentine's 

uet at the elegant Chatta- 
HH° a G °If and Country Club. 
IfflJ'ch overlooks the 
^■attahoochee River. As soon ; 

appetizers being served. Many 
people took this time to have 
their photos taken by profes- 
sional Steve Holley, or use their 
own point and shoots. 

Music was provided during 
the 1 meal and comedian Margaret 
Baker provided the evening's 
entertainment. Freshman Phil 
Cho said, "It was a great evening 
and the comedian was pretty 

Freshman Carrie Patterson 
and Junior Emily Hall sang love 
songs to end the t 

These banqueteers— Heather Aasheim, Windy Cockrell, Heidi 
Aasheim, Carla Root, Cora Weiss, Angi Howell, and Marca 
Age— were all smiles at the annual SA Valentine's Banquet. 

uples arrived, there v 

Sophomore David Castleberg The Student Association held the annual romantic social 
said, "Heather Aasheim did a event at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club this year. 

floney helps nurses to volunteer for children's sake 

V Heidi Boggs 

I The Nursing Department has 
Reived $2,500 toward its Child . 
|alth program. 

I The money, donated by the 
Btional Association of Seventh- 
TV Adventist Nurses, will fund 
Nth screening and health 
Ration for local elementary 

Both AS. and B.S. students 
Pwork in five Hamilton County 

schools. Health screening would 
include scoliosis testing. Vision 
and hearing tests will be con- 
ducted by upper division nurses 
as part of their clinical hours. 

The Nursing Department has 
proposed a $45,000 project that 
would provide the equipment 
and a van to conduct the testing. 

Hamilton County has 22,000 
elementary students that require 
testing, yet, has only one funded 

nurse to test all of the children. 
The state of Tennessee funds 
only 1 1 nurses for all of the 
schools, both public and private. 

The Child Health program 
would provide screening, and 
would also promote healthful 
living habits. The nurses would 
instruct the children in the areas 
of proper eating and hygiene. 

Mrs. Katie Lamb, chair of the 
Nursing Department, believes 

this program is vital in reaching 
our community. "We are very 
concerned about the welfare of 
the children." She also sees this 
as an opportunity to witness. 
"Once we've reached the chil- 
dren, they will reach their par- 

When the program is imple- 
mented, the department hopes 
to expand it to Adventist schools 
and daycare centers. 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2 
Opinion p. 3 
Election News p. 4 - 5 

News p. 6 
World News p. 7 
Features p. 8-9 

Religion p. 10-11 
Foreign Affairs p. 12 
Lifestyles p. 13-16 

Southern Accent 


February 17 j 

Campus Notes 

•Steve Green Concert Feb. 23 at 8:00 p.m. in the 
church. There are no tickets, and a full house is ex- 
pected. The doors open at 7:00 p.m. No holding of 

•The Biology department recently received a pair of 
Cuban Rock Iguana's on permanent breeding loan 
from the Memphis Zoo The Iguana's are an endan- 
gered species. They are for educational purposes. 
Students can sign up for visiting hours in the biology 

•The Nursing Department is working on providing a 
new topical class for its students. The mission nurs- 
ing course will instruct students on specific skills 
needed in working in primitive and developing coun- 
tries. The class will include guest instructors from the 
fields of dentistry and developing countries. 

•The Writer's club is organizing a combined meeting 
on Feb. 23. Lee and Bryan College's clubs have been 
invited to Mrs. Pyke's house for the Thursday meet- • 

The monthly meeting has been expanded to in- 
clude the two clubs as a means of fellowshipping with 
neighboring college's. 

Steve Gensolin, the coordinator, encourages all 
members to bring their best pieces to share. The 
evening will include a home cooked meal and the 
opportunity to become better acquainted with fellow 

•On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15 p.m., sights and 
sounds of fun will be witnessed at the Spalding El- 
ementary gym. There's a women's basketball league 
going on and all are welcome to get in on the action! 
Come on ladies, let's shoot! 

•Memorial Auditorium has hosted many fine contem- 
porary Christian concerts in the past and on Feb., 24 
at 7:30 p.m., another well-loved artist will be gracing 
the stage: Ray Boltz. Also, on March 20, Twila Paris 
and Phil Keggy will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets 
are as follows: Ray Boltz-$5 at the door, and Paris/ 
Keggy-can be purchased at the church office. 

•There will be a recital featuring Senior Shari Wolcott 
on Feb. 27 in the Ackerman Auditorium at 8 p.m. For 
more information call the Music Dept. at 2880. 

•An organ concert featuring William Porter, will be 
held Feb. 20 in the Collegedale Church. The concert is 
sponsored by the Music Dept. For more information, 
call the Music Dept at 2880. 

•The Long-term Health Care Banquet will be held on 
Tuesday, February 21. All Long-term Health Care 
majors and guests are invited to attend. For more 
information, call the Business Dept. or Dan Rozell at 

The rule i. 

innocent until 

The Golden 

The man was in the wrong 
place, at the right time (or 
maybe it was the wrong time). 
Because his description 
matched that of the suspect, 
and he was spotted in the area 
of the crime, he became the 
suspect. At least in the media 
circus he did. His face was 
splashed in the papers and 
people, even friends, started 
distancing themselves. But he 
was innocent. 

This scenario is fictional 
only in the sense that it refers 
not to a specific person, but to 
all the people who have been 
through a similar nightmare. 

proven guilty. Right? Well, how 
does the American public 
respond when a story is p U L 
lished about an individual who 
is under investigation for 
supposed criminal activity? 
The average reader probably 
assumes that the media 
wouldn't publish it unless it 
was partially true. So, despite a 
person's innocence, negative 
publicity can cause the ham- 
mer to fall on the ride side of 
the fence, i.e. guilty. As in the 
movie Absence of Malice , a 
story is a story to the media. It 
tends to forget that the story is 
made up of people. The scoop 
should not always be more 
important than the effect the 
publicity might have on the 
person involved. 

Perhaps the media should 
take a step back, and let mat- 
ters sort themselves out before 
they ruin someone's lile. After 
all, it may their turn in the 
spotlight next. Social worker 
Melanie Pas ley-Thorn as said, 
"[The Media] portray people 
as evil: Blacks are evil. Latins 
are evil. Whites are evil. But 
we're all human beings." 

" : 'Sa.Kquet 

Editor Stacy Gold 

Layout editor: 
Photo editor. 
World News editor 
Religion editor 
Lifestyles editor 
Sports editor 
Foreign Affairs editor 
Graphic Artist: 
Advertising Manager 

Sponsor Dr. Bert Coolidge 

The SauaUtj. Hcumt is the official s 

Seventh-day Adventists, and Is releaseu cvci 

wi.h .he exception of vacations. Opinions expressed in H*/*"^, 

authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the e 

the Seventh-day Advenllst Church, or the advertis^ 

I February 17, 1995 

Southern Accent 


R»E *S*P»0»N»D 

by Kim Day and Greg Camp 

In the January 27 edition of the Southern Accent, Tony Barkley once again stated his view concerning 
women— be it in regards to ordination or, in our opinion, the status of women in general. He apparently believes 
that women should submit to men in spiritual matters. It is our belief that, if this be the case, then women are 
inferior to men in all areas. On the contrary, we maintain that men and women are equa| . 
I First, consider what the Bible has to say. Yes, there are some alarming lexts which Mr. Barkley quoted. But 
Iwhat about Galations 3:28 "There is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus?" 
I(NRSV) What about Jael, a woman, who was a judge (a spiritual authority) of Israel? Despiie Mr. Barkley's 
Insurances, I Corinthians 11:5 does contradict 1 Timothy 2:1 1-14. One texi says that women should be silent : 
[he other says they may prophesy (deliver spiritual messages). It seems that the Bible is ambivalent as to the ' 
iole of women. 

I One must also remember thai the Bible once condoned slavery. When Paul met the runaway slave 
fcnesimus. Paul sent him back to his owner, Philemon. Yet the Bible's rules governing the treatment of slaves 
Ivere an improvement to the other cultures of the time. Why don't we accept that the Bible's treatment of 
Rvomen shows an improvement on (he behavior of oilier eoniempnrary cultures and continue the work? 
| If Mr. Barkley is an Adventist. he is in the peculiar situation of trying to defend his view on women while 

Eill accepting the notion that Ellen White was a prophet. She may never have been ordained, but she did 
;ercise authority over men— how many letters did she send to pastors and conference presidents to correct 

■ But more to the original point: if women are to be submissive in spiritual mailers to men. then they are 
Inferior to men. Submission is only due from inferiors. This is particularly the case since arguable spiritual 
natter is the only one thai counts. 

We wonder how Mr. Barkley would feel if he were not allowed to write articles for the Accenl that touch on 
ipiritual mailers, for example? "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Now that the situation 
s turned around, how many men feel comfortable? 

I Women hold religious beliefs just like men do. The freedom to express those beliefs is part of anyone's 
Wiving" faith. How can we expect women to have meaningful spiritual lives when any discoveries or insights 
Biey make are doomed to stay inside their heads merely for the fact that they are women. 
¥ A man and a woman wrote this article — does Mr. Barkley propose to separate it into spiritually valuable 
|nd spiritually worthless parts? We submit that such an effort would be absurd. We both contributed ideas and 
The combined article is dependent on both. 
Some women feel called by God to the ministry. To deny the call simply because of gender is to deny any 
man is called to ministry, we feel that she should be a minister. Ellen While felt called by God. She 
filled her role by submitting to the wishes of God. not men. As stated before, submission is only due from an 
r. We believe that all humans are equally inferior to God — in comparison to the vast gulf between 
s and God, an\ dilterenees between individual humans is trivial. 

Student Perspective 

Face it. At one 


mother, we have all judged 
people by their appearances. In 
[he book of Ecclesiastes, 
Solomon says there is a time for 
Everything under the sun. Does 
-it mean there is an appointed 
'me to judge? In Matthew. 
k'ls strictly warns "Judge ye 

least ye be judged." Yet 
, uldn't we choose our 
riends wisely? Do we not pass 
'Jdgment on them when making 
,fiose decisions? 1 have spent 
f ome time on this matter 
'ecause I also have been a 
,a, "i of this sin. Here is what I 

gathered in thinking on 
ils subject. 

the role of a judge in 

a court system? He condemns. 
When a suspect has been tried 
and convicted, the judge passes 
sentence and condemns the 
criminal to punishment. This, I 
believe, is what Jesus means in 
the sense of judging; do not 
condemn. I looked up "con- 
demn" in the dictionary and 
when 1 read the meaning, it was 
like someone hit me in the face 
with a brick. One explanation 
said, "to declare unfit for ser- 

When we look at the physical 
and material appearances of 
people and if they do not meet 
our own standards, it's easy to 
condemn. "Look at that guy, he's 
so fat, a Mack truck could pass 
by him and you wouldn't even 
see it." Or, "My teacher Is so 
ugly, when she turns around to 
write on the chalk board, we 
don't know the difference." Even 
though I'm making this up, it 
may seem funny and make you 
laugh. However, we are con- 
demning those people "unfit for 

service," and I'm talking about 
God's service here. When we 
start to criticize someone by our 
own standards, we fall into the 
pit. It's not up to us to declare 
what kind of person he/she is by 

I love Jesus because He 
didn't wear expensive clothes. 
He wasn't extremely handsome 
and did not possess wealth. He 
identified with me, the sinful 
man. He became one of us, that 
we may learn not to criticize 
others by appearances. Many 
people doubted and condemned 
Christ because He came into the 
world lacking kingly appear- 
ances. Many people passed up 
Salvation for making those 
assessments. Let us praise God 
that He gives each and every 
one of us an opportunity to 
bless others with the gifts He 
has given us! 

Let us not declare anyone 
"unfit for service" but recognize 
that everyone, and I mean 
everyone, is born for service. 


"Have you guys been 
keeping up with your 
tuition payments?" 
— Dr. Leatherman as he 
vainly searches for a 
piece of chalk big 
enough to write with in 
Old Testament. 

"Leatherman has struck 


— Springett when he 

couldn't find a dry-erase 

marker during Greek 


"Where were you yester- 
day when the Chargers 
needed you?" 
— Dr. Leatherman to 
Robert Quintana after 
Robert had nailed the 
trash can with a snow- 
ball from the back of the 
room (Dr. Leatherman 
threw the snowball at 
Robert first."). 

"Adulteress? Isn't that 
just a female adult?" 

Springett in New Tes- 
tament class during a 
discussion of Romans. 

"There is no privacy on 
the Internet anymore...." 
— Springett's comment 
concerning the Internet 

"I was really made to 
feel at home when the 
caskier in the cafeteria 
asked me how many 
slices of tomato I had." 
—Barry Black, of the 
strange weighing prac- 
tices in the cafe. 

"Would you like to know 
how many alfalfa 
sprouts 1 have, too?" 
— Blacks half-serious 
question following his 

Southern Accent 

February 17 j 

SA Election News 



Luis M. Gracia 


The Student Association should be the vital link between you, the student, and the administration of Southern College. As SA President, ] 
will bring you the ENERGY needed to revitalize the Student Association so that it will IMPACT every aspect of college life. I have the DRIVE 
to work as hard and as long as it takes to: 

1. Be informed of student needs and opinions through surveys and personal contact. 

2. Involve the clubs and organizations of the college in SA. 

3. Have spiritual, social, and sports activities with other colleges. 

4. Involve SA with more of the ministries on campus. 

Jason P. Liu 

1. To build a healthy relationship between student government and administration in order to achieve student body goals. 

2 Increase the quality of Student Association Publications, (i.e. Southern Accent) 

3 Establish a job placement center. Center will bring companies to recruit students on a regular basis, not just once a year. 

4. Stop accepting policies for how they are, even if we don't like them, and updating them to more acceptable levels that we (the student 
body) would like to see them at. (i.e. curfew) 

5. Build school spirit and morale to a level where students feel proud to say they a 

i student of Southern College. 

Cindy Maier 

Turning Visions Into Reality. 

This year I am working for you as a Senator, and 1 wi 
work for issues that are important to you such as, getting TV 
assuring equity in cafeteria quality and prices. 1 have the 
viewpoints of all students, and to represent them effectively. 

Leadership involves vision. A leader without vision is blind 
your visions into our realities! 


continue my commitment to you as your S.A. President! I will | 

the dorm rooms, negotiating a change in curfews, and 
experience and the determination to discoverthe needs and 

I have that vision! A vote for Cindy Maier will begin fuming 

Executive Vice-President 

Jeremy Stoner 

My name is Jeremy Stoner and I am running for Executive Vice President. 1 am an alumnus from Highland Academy. While there 1 1 
involved in student activities and served as SA President. Here at Southern I have gained experience as a Senator and I am serving as 
year's Project Committee Chairman. I believe that student apathy towards Senate is high, therefore 1 propose that changes be made, 
believe Senate would be more effective if it's role were clearly defined. I also believe that if information about SA and Senate were on 
students would be more involved. Support a more effective Senate and VOTE Jeremy Stoner Executive Vice President. 

Greg Wedel 

All of us have questions. We have ideas and suggestions on 
accomplish nothing. The Executive Vice President is chairper- 
bringing the questions and suggestions of the student body 
Senate can be a catalyst for change, and as Executive Vice 
mind. The role I will fill is that of a communicator, 


how to improve Southern, but if we do not vocalize them w 
of the Student Senate, and is therefore responsible IM 

before their peers, the faculty, and the administration, 
ident 1 will ensure that the Senate operates with you 

ing your ideas for positive change. 

Memories (yearbook) 

Sandra Larsen 


There are so many things to remember, cherish, and take with us each year as we leave Southern. This year 1, Sandra Lars 
decided to run for the office of 1995-1996 yearbook editor in order to help preserve these many remembrances. editor- 

1 feel 1 am well qualified for this position after spending four academy years on the yearbook staff, three of those years as 
This year I joined the Southern Memories staff in order to stay involved with what I know, and enjoy. 

I hope and trust that you will place your Southern Memories in my hands. 

Southern Accent 

Social Vice-President 

Brigett Dunn 

The party's getting bigger! Let's have more parties, and fun 
r will be even better. I bring to this position a history of 
nber of the Senate, I've spent many hours working on th 
|th social activities that they will enjoy. Among the excib 
am I during the midwinter party you will escape to the island 


activities. This past year has been very successful and next 
leadership, dedication, and hard work. This year, as an active 
S.A. parties. I've formed many ideas to provide each student 
ment, midweek Spirit days will have candy, fruit, and drink, 
Vote for Brigett and make the party bigger. 

Peter Hwang 

■My primary goal for next year is to satisfy the needs of my 
^Ai many of YOU here on campus, and your main complaii 
problem! I plan to bombard YOU with so many activities, you 
s and invest more on fun times and mutual entertainment. 
^Mvities. We can work together to bring more variety andi 
open-ear to whatever YOU have to say, for, this is the primary! 
^Hl do not want YOU to be disappointed in case I cannot 
myself in making vour '95-'9(i year the best year possible, andl 

t' J fellow si 
was thai 
get sick 
I want Y 
with YO 

fellow students and to get everyone more involved. I've talked 

that there weren't enough activities. I plan to solve this 

k of them— JUST KIDDING. I will focus more on lower 

I want YOU to get involved and play an active part in all the 

innovation for the next school year's activities. I will have a 

of my job. I do not want to make any idle promises, 

accomplish a certain promise. However, 1 promise to dedicate 

with YOUR help and OUR ideas mixed together, WE CAN DO 

Southern Accent (newspaper) 

Larisa Myers and Stacy Spaulding DeLay 

IB leel that our combined skills will produce an interesting, creative, well-rounded Southern Accent lor 1995-1996. Our 


■go present not only on-campus news but also community and intercollegiate news. 
fuo expand the sports page to include intra-mural statistics, professional sports, and the up-coming Olympics. 
g£) offer the Accent interactive style, via internet, along with its own address for reader comment and contribution. 
^^ cover topics of interest to all groups — older students, village students, graduates, and married students not excluded. 

| *To include special humor, arts, and creative s> 
■p create a forum for thought and new ideas. 

Festival Studios 

Brian de Fluiter 

My r 

: is Brian de Fluiter and I am running for Festival! 

>r two years I was producer of their Remembrance slide 

I feel that there is need for a change. My goals for; 

J|cellent sound quality, along with the challenge of capturing. 

s what I need to know about combining photogra-t 


Studio Producer. I am alumnus of Mount Pisgah Academy 
show. 1 also have experience as producer at NOSOCA Pines 
Strawberry Festival include: tight edits, more animation, 
outstanding pictures of you and your friends. My experience 
phy and sound Into a spectacular slide show production. 

Grady Sapp 

"Two for the Price of One" 


ir Cindy Willey and I are running for co-producers of Festival Studios. Because of election regulations, only my name (Grady 
<PPJ will appear on the ballot. 

lis year I served as Assistant Producer/Director of Photography for Festival Studios, and for two years 1 have been the Publications 
:partment Head of Photography. Cindy currently serves as Assistant Producer/Director of Slide Production. 
,^1 elected, we plan on capturing the year on film in new and creative ways. We have the experience, creativity, and cooperation to get 
l|V |ob done right. 

Southern Accent 


February 17. ] 

On the first day of 
Spring Break my 
waistline said to me . . . 

Eat three fruits and ve-e-e-gies! 

by Kelli Matthews 

The weather will soon be warming and people will have an 
irresistible urge to shed their clothing. Parkas are traded lor bikinis 
and snow boots lor sandals as people head to Florida lor Spring 

Wait! What's that you say? Your not ready for swimsuit season.' 
You've spent the winter indoors, and inactive, while snacking on 
Little Debbies? 

Never lear, it's Partners At Wellness to the rescue with the 
"Twelve Days Before Spring Break" program. It began Monday, Feb. 
13 and ends Wednesday, March I. Each of the twelve days will add 
different activities, all being cumulative until on the twelfth-day you 
perform all of them. 

For example, Day one: Eat three fruits and vegetables 
Day two: Eat three fruits and vegetables 

Go for a 15 minute walk 
Day three: Eat three fruits and vegetables 
Go lor a 15 minute walk 
Drink 4 glasses of water (etc.) 

Lists of the activities will be distributed and as each is com- 
pleted they can be checked off. At the end, all of the forms will be 
collected from the suggestion boxes in the gym and in the student 
center. The names of all those who fully participated will be put in a 
drawing. The lirst twenty receive a tee-shirt and one lucky person 
will receive a sports bag filled with P.A.W. goodies! However, every- 
one who participates will receive the benefits of healthy living 

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Call your local Collegedale Credit Union 
for the best rates on new loans! 

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Southern Accent 

World News; 

Earth friendly class helps 
leach students upkeep 

y Tonya Simoes 

tn really enjoying my 
s this semester, with the 
[ceptlon of Organic Chemistry, 
trse! One of my classes that 
e thinking about myself as 
bart of this world was Environ- 
|ntal Conservation offered by 
Biology Department. This 
s has actually gotten me to 
b things differently. 
I In the past, statements like 
e the environment" and 
ironmentally friendly" were 
a fad to me, but now I under- 
hd that as stewards we have a 

1 responsibility to help 
fckeep" our environment. 

1 move around on campus 
e that there are things 1 
^Buld be doing differently to be 

less demanding on the i 
of this planet. I am sure there 
are things each of us could do in 
this respect. Our Environmental 
Conservation class, with the 
support of the Biology Depart- 
ment and the administration, is 
organizing a contest on environ- 
mental awareness between the 
various academic departments. 
A group of judges will determine 
which department is most 
efficient in areas of management, 
water conservation, recycling 
etc. The most outstanding 
department will be presented 
with a plaque by the administra- 
tion on Earth Day. I would 
challenge each of you to get 
involved through your depart- 

Disney draws breakers 

|ffi]t Disney World Press Re- 

IHllege students can brush up 

gthe lastest Walt Disney World 
drills, including a terrifying 
^Ringe into "The Twilight Zone," 
Jive-story "splashdown" off the 
Iffige of Splash Mountain, a 
Beak peek into Disney's virtual 
HaJity lab and a visit to Pleasure 
Hand— featuring the newest 

lanet Hollywood — for a one- 
Hll-day admission of $25 from 
|pb. 15 to April 7. 
™ During the 52-day student 
Hecial. students can purchase a 
Mae-day, one-park admission for 
^5 plus tax (the regular gate 
is $36 plus tax), and the 
day can obtain free en- 
e to Pleasure Island night- 
e entertainment complex 
frhere regular admission is 
65.95 plus tax). To receive the 
pvings of more than $25, stu- 

st present a valid 
[ollege l.D. when purchasing the 
fecial ticket. 

ew thrills include: 
jj/if Twilight Zone Tower of 
rarat Disney-MGM Studios, 
;re modern-day visitors 
ture into another dimension, 
n embark on a high-speed 
|urney 13 stories down an 

r shaft. ..into the Twilight 

Innovations at Epcot, a 100,000- 
wuare-foot high-tech play- 
found where guests can play 
Jth more than 200 interactive 
o games, test hundreds of 
pnazing new gadgets and 
pmos and even visit the "se- 
" Disney Imagjneering lab to 

check out an all-new "Aladdin" 
adventure in virtual reality; 
•Splash mountain, with one of 
the world's longest and fastest 
flume drops from the top of an 
87-foot-high mountain following 
a nine-minute adventure aboard 
hollowed-out logs. Based on the 
Disney animated film "Song of 
the South." 

Students who visit Disney- 
MGM Studios on either Feb. 18 
or Feb. 25 can participate in 
"Shriek Out Saturdays" on Sun- 
set Boulevard, where there will 
be dancing in the streets, inter- 
active games, a video wall featur- 
ing the "Terrorcam," a special 
showing of "Sorcery in the Sky" 
fireworks at 8:50 p.m., and 
extended ride hours on the 
Tower of Terror until 10 p.m. In 
the Magic Kingdom, students can 
get an extra splash out of Splash 
Mountain when park hours are 
extended for "Splashtacular 
Weekends" Feb. 17, 18, 24, and 
25. Special showings of the 
SpectroMagic light parade at 8 
p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m are 
set for those weekends. 

At Pleasure Island, students 
can try out the newest Planet 
Hollywood restaurant, then head 
for the island's seven exciting 
nightclubs, shops and the 10- 
screen AMC theater complex. 
The island also features live 
entertainment and a New Year's 
Eve celebration nightly, plus the 
official Spring Break nightcluti — 
Rock 'N Roll Beach Club. 

For additional guest informa- 
tion about Walt Disney World, 
call .1(17/824-4321. 


GREENTIPS Did You Know? 


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manufacturing of 
styrofoam products. 
These CFCs break down 
the protective ozone layer 
which may lead to in- 
creased ultraviolet radia- 
tion and skin cancer. 


Patronize only those 
businesses (such as fast- 
food restaurants) that do 
not use styrofoam prod- 

Please send your tip to: 
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by Matt Jones 

So you want to be a million- 
aire? You're thinking of starting 
your own business some day. 
Well, you can start small. Many 
of the great companies we know 
today did. If you don't believe 
me, read on. Taken from the 
February '95 issue of Inc. 

Citicorp — Began as private 
credit union. Had no coherent 
strategy for nearly 70 years. 

Proctor and Gamble — 
Formed by a merger of a candle 
maker and a soap maker. 

Boeing — First airplane failed 
Navy tests. Struggled for five 
years. Survived on loans and by 
making furniture and speed- 
Walt Disney— First films 
provided barely enough cash 
flow to survive. Stumbled until 
Mickey Mouse appeared in 1928. 

Marriott— Began as A&W 
root-beer stand. 

Sony — Struggled with failed 
rice cooker and failed tape 
recorder. Was kept alive via 
crude heating pads. First hit 
(you guessed it) was a pocket 
radio in 1955. 

3M — Started as a mining 
business which failed after 
selling one ton of material. 
Stumbled for the next 11 years. 
Wal-Mart— Started as a Ben 
Franklin five-and -dime franchise. 
Lost lease and store in 1950. 
Relaunched as Walton's five-and- 


Election day in Collegedale will be Tuesday, March 7 from 8 a. 
to 7 p.m. This is during spring break, so city officials want you to 
know about absentee voting. Between February 15 and March 2 
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, you may apply personally to 
vote in absentia at the Hamilton County election commission offic 
514 E. 4th Street in downtown Chatlanooga. near Georgia Avenue. 
Phone: 209-7731. Or by mail: Send a signed request for an official 
absentee ballot application not later than February 28. 


Southern Accent 


February 17, 199s I 

Magic in 



In a jar on a shelf in Hack- 
i Hall there was a solution of 
strange looking chemicals. No 

was quite sure how all those 
things got into that jar or even 
what was actually in there, for 
that matter. 

One of the biggest molecules 
in the jar was a molecule of DNA. 
Now, most anyone who has seen 
"Jurassic Park" can tell you that 
DNA is a molecule that contains 
instructions for making LIFE. 
You wouldn't believe me if I told 
you what dinosaur this particu- 
lar DNA was left over from, so 1 

t bother. 1 will tell you that 

s very old. This DNA 
wanted more than anything in 

o make LIFE. So one day it 
called all the sub-bosses to- 
gether for a meeting. Many 

isfer RNAs came and a whole 
lot of messenger RNAs too. Even' 

e alpha helical proteins 

e as well as several en- 

"Friends," boss DNA said, "I 
ked you to come today to help 
e make some important plans. 
We have everything right here in 
this jar to make LIFE. All we have 
to do is get the right things 
together in the right way and we 
can do it. Now what I want you 
to do is..." and before they knew 
it, all of the little bosses had 
agreed to the DNA's plan. 

They decided that a certain 
day would be set aside as LIFE 
Day. They would make their 
plans carefully so that all the 
molecules would show up at the 
precise moment they were 

The sub-boss mRNA was put 
in charge of getting the plans to 
the ribosomes, which would be 
doing the actual construction of 
the proteins. The DNA boss 
handed out other jobs until all 
the details had been arranged. 
LIFE Day arrived at last and 
the molecules began to as- 

Isemble at the meeting place. 
The ribosomes began spewing 
out proteins by the bushel. 
Kiulnpkismic reticulum as- 

sembled itself and then began 
shipping out proteins to other 
areas where they were put 
together to build other parts. 
But suddenly a disturbing 
thing began to happen. The most 
active ribosome began putting 
some proteins together wrong. 
The ER tried to use them to 
make a cell membrane but it fell 
apart as fast as it was made. 
Then the ribosomes themselves 
started falling apart— Ihgy had 
defective parts in them. Protein 
production ground to a halt. The 
mRNA boss yelled at the tRNAs. 
"You guys are bringing us the 
wrong amino acids!" 

The tRNA boss yelled back, 
"We're just bringing you the 
amino acids we can find. Where 
are all the amino acids?" Nobody 
was quite sure who was at fault 
and no one wanted to take the 
blame. By the time big boss DNA 
heard about the problem, every- 
thing was over. Molecules had 
left by the score and no amount 
of yelling and calling could get 
them all back together again. 

A couple of days later, a sad 
DNA molecule called some of the 
sub-bosses together. "I would 
like to try to figure out what 
went wrong," he told them. As 
they talked, it soon became 
obvious where the problem lay. 
One ribosoma! RNA boss admit- 
ted, "Since you had so many 
amino acid molecules, I figured 
you could get along without all 
ol them so I sent a couple hun- 
dred of them to the far corner of 
the jar to put together a virus. It 
worked, too. More than 1 can say 
lor the rest of you." 

One of the fatty acid mol- 
ecules revealed another prob- 
lem, "Our team was scheduled 
for qualifying trials to see which 
ones of us were long enough to 
be used in fat manufacture. We 
tried to get the team leader to 
change it to the day after LIFE 
Day, but he wouldn't do it." 

A water molecule chimed in, 
"I was expected to be involved in 
three different reactions that 
morning that had nothing to do 
with LIFE Day at all. I tried to tell 
my bosses that it wasn't going to 
work but they wouldn't listen to 
me. So 1 went to my three reac- 
tions and had to miss LIFE Day 
completely. And I did so want to 
part of LIFE! I am sick and tired 
of being in this terrible, old, dead 

Boss DNA summarized the 
problem: "The next time we 
want LIFE from the molecules, 
we had better make sure the 
leaders totally support the 

And that is how it came 
about that the jar full of noxious 
chemicals still sits on a shelf 
somewhere in the dir 
of Hackman Hall. 



The best and worst on campus 

—Black History Week programs 

— Koinonia 

— Tons of flowers in Thatcher on Valentine's Day 

—That Steve Green is coming 

— Two weeks until mid-term break 

—Waffles at the CK 


— New locks and surveillance equipment in 

Thatcher Hall 
— Rarely see flowers in Thatcher any day other 

than Valentine's Day 
— Bone-chilling temperatures/gloomy skies 
— Mid-term tests 

Women step out in style 

by Bertha Simatupang 

It was ten minutes until 
seven, all the girls in Thatcher 
Hall were making their way to 
the chapel. With the excitement 
glowing in their faces they could 
hardly wait for the program to 
get started. 

On Feb. 6, the girls club had a 
fashion show by the Parisian 
department store in Thatcher 
Worship Hall. The program was 
part of womanhood month in 

Linda Marcotte, Parisian 
personal manager, began the 
program at live after seven. She 
gave a talk on interviewing. Her 
topic was, "How to dress 
appropriatly for an interview." 
She said. "Show confidence, 
smile, and use body 1 
express yourself." 

The second section was the 
fashion show, the moment 
everyone in the audience was 
waiting for. The show focused oi 
how to coordinate dress. Oneol | 
the representatives, Joanna 
Wlyche, said, "Be creative wit 
your dress because you can 
wear it many ways." 

The last part of the program | 
was the make-up section, 
away from pink and bright co!ors| 
when you interview," said 
Cottington. the Parisian mak<Hjp| 
stylist. She added, "Make-up 
reflects your personal hygiene- j 

Compliments were given 
away by the store at the end, 
Two Thatcher residents received j 
baskets of Clarins products 
totaling $192. All worship al«nd-| 
ees got a sample of Clarlns 

SMA held agape feast 

. ._. .« remind' 

by Bertha Simatupang 

Pink and white balloons and 
welcomed all guests to the 
Student Ministerial Association 
Valentines Banquet that was 
held on Saturday, Feb. 11 in the 
church fellowship hall. 

Song service opened the 
program at 7:00 p.m. sharp 
following worship by Dr. Donn 
Leathermann. After the sermon, 
guests participated in a foot 
washing ceremony during which 
they sang hymns. 

According to S.M.A. Presi- 
dent Darren Boyd, "The purpose 

of this banquet v 

remind it 

Ot miS Udliquct ..— -- , -J|l 

dinner was =>ci . j ^ 

ra eal that consisted oi'alao 

cocktail fruit. While thej« 

c al music was pen" . 

solo, -Love will beo^ > 

As the banquet enoe 
said, "I hope eve^n* 

Valentine's with Christ- 

February 17, 1995 

Southern Accent 

Warriors fight for Net '95 

by Jennifer Attaway 

All are invited to join in the 
Ten Days in the Upper Room, 
designed to pray expressly for 
Net '95. The meetings began on 
Feb. 8 and are held in Pierson 
I Chapel inside Miller Hall each 
| day at 7 a.m., 12 noon, and 7:30 

When everyone arrives, the 
leader begins the session by 
■welcoming and either having a 
ervice, story, or texts and 
ses sharing time. The list 
bf prayer requests for Net '95 is 
■ead and then a season of prayer 
s conducted. The meetings last 
|0-30 minutes. 

The prayer warriors urge 
•veryone, whether they are able 
X in Pierson Chapel or not, 
■o take part in Net '95 by praying 

r the following list: 
I) Brochure invitations— 22,000 

passed out by Southern College 
students on the Sabbath of Feb. 
11, and 163,000 by mail Feb. 13- 

2) Other advertisements — 18 
billboards throughout Chatta- 
nooga, 7,000.000 direct-mail 
brochures across the nation, a 
full-page ad in the Saturday 
Evening Post, radio and TV 
advertising, Feb. 13-18, and 
church contacts by members 
and the media. Key technician 
and family need house in area. 

4) Technical equipment. 

5) Mark Finley, & other leaders. 

6) People contacted. 

7) Revival and reformation. 
Thank you and may the Holy 

Spirit be poured out and many 
souls won as this Net '95 takes 
place-the latter rain is coming 

Poetry forum holds contest 

|parrowgrass Press Release 

Poems are now being ac- 

:epted for entry in Sparrowgrass 

Yietry Forum's new "Awards of 

:tic Excellence" poetry con- 

:. Cash prizes totaling $1,000 

vill be awarded, including a $500 

and prize. The contest is free 

Poets may enter one poem 
t>nly, 20 lines or less, on any 
-ct, in any style. Contest 
:s March 31, 1995, but poets 
ncouraged to send their 
: as soon as possible. Poems 
fintered in the contest also will 

sidered for publication in 
|he Fall 1995 edition of Poetic 

s of America, a hardcover 
bmhology to be published in 

October 1995. Anthology pur- 
chase may be required to ensure 
publication, but is not required 
to enter or win the contest. Prize 
winners will be notified by May 
31, 1995. 

"Our contest is especially for 
new and unpublished poets and 
offers a public forum that en- 
ables them to share their work," 
says Jerome P. Welch, publisher. 
"We look for originality of ideas 
and welcome poetry of all styles 
and themes. Many of our contest 
winners are new poets with new 

Poems should be sent to 
Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, 
Inc., Dept. CT, 203 Diamond St., 
Sisterville, WV 26175. 

IAB offers grad programs 

ess Release 
Interested in pursuing a 
■exciting and rewarding care 
■Whether your background i 
[the biological or social < 

ss administration, math- 
| ematics, computer sciences, 
marketing, a health profession, 
or the liberal arts, rewarding 
I career opportunities are waiting 
I for you if you have a graduate 
| degree in public health. 

To learn more about career 
■ opportunities and graduate 
[studies in public health, attend 
I the (JAB School of Public Health 
I Open House on Saturday, Febru- 
| ary, 25 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. 
I This event, sponsored by the 
I sc hool's Student Government 
I Association, features sessions 
I with deans, faculty, students, 
land alumni, tours of the school 

and laboratories as well as a 
session on financial aid. 

One of only twenty-seven 
accredited schools of public 
health in the U.S., we offer 
masters and doctoral degrees in 
biostatistics, environmental 
health sciences, epidemiology, 
health behavior, health care 
organization and policy, interna- 
tional health, and maternal and 
child health. 

For more information on the 
Open House and how to register, 
contact your campus health 
professions advisor or call or 
write Caroline Lockridge, School 
of Public Health, University of 
Alabama at Birmingham, 720 
South 20th Street, Birmingham, 
Al. 35294-0008, telephone (205) 

What I learned in Art1 01 

by Julie Tillman 

Ever since grade school I have hated art classes. I remember 
when I was back in third grade, someone tried to teach me how 
aw a pecan tree. How boring! My whole class had to sit in a 
pecan orchard and contemplate the trees. 

When I got to high school I managed to avoid art classes. ] 
didn't see any reason to take one. I didn't see how it could help 

made it to college having never experienced anything 
remotely artsy. However, I really didn't feel as though I was 
ml nsing anything. 

My second year at Southern, I took the class History of Art. I 

I't say there has been a revolutionary change in my life, but it 
did make me think of things in a new way. I learned how to iden- 
tify an artist's style and how the time period influenced the artist. 
After I finished the class, it was exciting to see a painting and 
recognize it. It was fun to know the story behind it and who 
painted it. It was cool to know the influences behind the painting. 

After taking the class, I felt a little more cultured. I felt as 
though I were a little bit smarter. I realized that there was more 
to sculptures, paintings, and statues than I had previously 

After taking History of Art, I was able to understand the value 

in art class. It made me use my mind. It broadened my store of 
knowledge— and after all, isn't that what college is for? 


Scholars charge the 
nation's capitol in March 

by Kimberly Marshall 

Where else but Washington 
D.C. can one find monuments, 
the President, the Capitol build- 
ing, and fake Rolex's? This Spring 
Break some students will be 
going on a trip to Washington 
D.C. sponsored by Southern 
Scholars and the History Dept. 
A lot of time has gone into 
the arranging of all the tours. 
The History Dept. has not spon- 
sored many trips in the past, but 
thanks to the efforts of Southern 
students Brent Goodge and 
Bryan Arner, this trip is happen- 

"We hope that students will 
gain a better awareness and 
appreciation of how our govern- 
ment works, as well as the 
cultural aspect of our nation," 
said Arner when asked what the 
purpose of the trip was. 

Tours will include the White 
House, the National Archives, 
the Library of Congress, as well 
as many other places. Also, there 
is a possible visit with congress- 
man Bartlet of Maryland. 

One seat is still available on 
the vans which will depart 
March 5 and return March 12. 

Southern Accent 

February 17, 19 95 



The sun rises early in 
Samaria this day. But she lies 
awake. There is no reason for 
her to get up. Outside, silhou- 
etted against the dawn, women 
like herself begin the day by 
going to the well for water. 
Though it's the social event of 
the day, she chooses not to go 
with them in the cool of the 
morning. She would much rather 
endure the waves of midday 
heat and the burden of a full 
water jar alone, than to feel the 
silent stares, and the scandalous 
whispers of her peers. 

And so she lies awake. She 
would much rather avoid these 
quiet mornings. For in the 
stillness, her mind traces back 
through the maze of her life. She 
sees the faces. Remembers 
feelings. The flash points of 
passion that promised fulfill- 
ment, but fractured her soul. She 
is angry that men have lied, and 
ashamed that she has believed. 
They promised her forever. 
They told her what she had 
always wanted to believe, "1 
need you." And really, it was 
never the embrace of any man, 
but the hope that another per- 
son needed what only she could 
give. For it is the cry of the 
human heart to be understood 
and needed by another. And 
laying here this morning, she is 
neither. She begins to gently 

But, as in countless mornings 
in countless beds before, she 
shakes off her past to lose 
herself in work. It's something 
she needs to do. When the sun 
reaches its peak in the sky and 
most people wither to sleep, she 
sets out for water. What bothers 
her is not the sand burning 
through her sandals or the 
sunlight scorching her skin, but 
the quiet silence where her 
memories come back to con- 
She sees a tired figure sitting 
at the edge ol the well. He too 
shares in the heat of the noon 
day. He too is alone with His 
thoughts. He too has felt the 

hateful stare of His peers and 
murderous whispers of the 
Pharisees. The two have so 
much in common. Little does she 
know how much He understands. 

Now at the well, she tries to 
ignore His smile and penetrating 
glance. But this young Jew 
breaks the awkward silence. 
"Give me a drink." The heat is 
intense, the water refreshing. But 
she hesitates in disbelief that a 
Jew has spoken to her. And what 
touches the core of who she is, 
what awakens her first rays of 
trust, is that He openly admits 
that He needs her. Funny, how 
trust awakens trust, and kind- 

"Uh, you're a Jew. ..I'm a 
Samaritan (translated: mongrel 
race of pagans) woman (trans- 
lated: second-class livestock)." 
(Rey Descalso Paraphrase) 

"So what! I'm God...and if you 
will only believe, you'll never 
thirst again. In fact, you'll be a 
fountain forever," He responds. 

Another young man promises 
eternity. She's heard the stories 
before. The strategy is the same. 
I need you. I'll give you the sun, 
stars, and moon. But she, like 
you and me, looks at the impos- 
sibilities of the gift for one such 
as her and not at the identity of 
the Giver. 

"Listen, I'm not interested in 
you in that way In fact, go get 
your husband." 

She squirms and squints, not 
from the heat or brightness of 
the sun, but from the painful 
piercing of a prophet's piety. 
"Don't have one." 

"True, you have five and the 
man your with now..." 

It is one thing for someone to 
understand you, but when 
someone knows who you are, it 
can be perilous to your fragile 
ego. But most holy men reveal 
her sin, rebuke her and abandon 
her in her hopelessness. This 
Prophet .however, won't leave. 
And she can't. 

So, she responds by changing 
the subject. She hides behind 
controversial small-talk. After a 
short discourse in systematic 
theology, He brings it back to the 
narrative theology of her life. He 
has an annoying habit of being 
relevant right now. And fortu- 
nately for sinners, His grace 
doesn't just discourage erecting 
walls, wearing masks, or strad- 
dling fences, His grace destroys 

"Well, when Messiah comes, 
He'll set the record straight." 

"Messiah is awfully formal, 
you can call me Jesus." 

Hope blooms, faith is born, 
forgiveness realized. And an 
empty waterpot testifies to a 
heart overflowing. She is needed 

She is understood. And she has 
found the Man of her dreams. 
She runs back to tell the others. 
Why? First, the strength of 
innocence has been recaptured 
and forgiveness has broken 
down the floodgates of guilty 
silence. Secondly, He needs her 
introduction. She is a witness 
not to win His salvation, but to 
share His love. And finally, 
someone needs her. 

Reader, how about you? Are 
you seeking a role, a profession, 
a vice, or a person to validate 
your existence? Stop and in 
silent reflection think on these 
three things. First you can trust 
Jesus. I know you're a Samaritan 
woman, a sinner, a legalist, a 
backslider ad infinitum. So am I. 
But the good news is not about 
who you are, but who He is And 
I know you've been lied to 
before. But, I beg you, trust 
again. Secondly, Jesus couldn't 
live without you. In fact, His life 
has less meaning without you. 
So, He died for you. He needs 
what only you can give.. .you. 
And last of all, when you experi- 
ence the unconditional positive 
regard of God, share it with a 
world so full of needful things. 

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Next Issue: 

Then and Now . . . 

What do you know about 
the first pastor of the 
Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church? Any 
stories?jSubmit them to 
the Accent office. Address 
to Jeane. 


In the article, "What does the Public think of Us?" by Monte 
Sahlin, Carole L. Kilcher, and Paul Richardson, in the February issue 
of the Adventist Review , 1,51 1 people were successfully interviewed 
to see if they had heard of the Adventist Church, what their attitude 
was toward Adventists, and what ideas they associated with the 
Adventist Church. 

The article says, " The results of the 1994 public awareness 
survey suggest there is a need to find ways immediately to help 
strengthen our public image and increase public familiarity with our 

The North American Division executive committee has ap- 
pointed a study commission, which will meet in March, to evaluate 

(This study was conducted for the North American Division by 
BBMRC Research Services. Studies done in 1970 and 1986 were 
conducted by the Gallup Organization, Inc. of Princeton, New Jer- 

1 want to hear from you! 

What is your opinion on this? What suggestions do you have on 
increasing public awareness in our age group about who we are and 
who we represent? Write your suggestions and place it in the mail- 
box next to the Accent office door. Address it to Jeane. 

Image of Seventh-day Adventists 

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2. Religious group/ 2. Religious group/ 2. Religious group/ 
church/religion church/religion church/religion 

3. Have specific 3. Different eating 3. Strict dietary laws 

4. Mormons/LDS 

5. Not happy with 
SDA Church/not 


4. Very strict in 4. Misguided 
their teachings/ doctrines 
devout people 

5. Specific religion 5. They are good 
or religious people 


6. They try hard to 6. Religic 
to their faith 

7. Medical beliefs 7. Mormons/live in 7. Cult/sect/David 
(Don't believe in Salt Lake City Koresh 

medicine, against 
blood transfusions) 

"Walt, don't call the plumber yet. 
I think I can see the end of the plunger!" 

'Ranked from most to least frequent c 

(reprinted with permission from the Adventist Review) 

Southern Accent 

February 17, 1995 

1§P> Foreign Affairs 

Left on MAjkin 

How many of you have ever 
been bumped from a flight? No 

deal right? It usually means 
a free hotel room, free meals 
and maybe an extra day of 
vacation. I don't know about 
you, but that doesn't sound too 
» me. That is, unless 
; a student missionary 
that has been bumped from a 
flight that only goes once a 
week (if you're lucky) and you 

stuck on an island where 
you don't know anybody. 
You're almost out of food and 
you have exams to prepare for. 

One of our student mission- 

:s, Travis Patterson, has had 
this experience and many 
others during his second year 

Majuro. The CARE office 
recently received a letter from 
Travis with this and some of his 
other experiences. I know there 

any of you out there that 
have been on either short or 
long term mission trips, so, 1 
thought I would share this 
experience with you. 

Dear Sherrl, Pastor Ken and 
Southern friends, 

" YOKWE" Happy New Year 
from these tiny Marshall Is- 
lands. How are you? Is life still 
cheerful in "Happy Valley?" I 
heard that you guys got three 
weeks for Christmas break this 
year. 1 did too.... by accident! 
Two of my students, who 
church youth and good 
friends, accompanied -me on a 
three Qong!) day trip on the 
copra boat to their outer island 
home called Namu Namu. We 
a school there. So, Wally 
and I stayed there while Jomur 
lept at his family's house. It is 
i beautiful spot, right on the 
lagoon. From the SM apartment 
you can see the long white 
sandy beach, and waters more 
clear and colorful than 
LISTERMINT! Just 80 ft. from the 
sand is the church, nestled 
between small green hills. 
(Believe me, hills are an unusual 
sight in the FLAT atolls). The 
Namu school atmosphere made 

me want to stay, but after 
spending almost'a week there 
(with 2 terrible days stuck on 
another island) we had to say 
"good-bye." We left New Years 
morning at 6:15, while it was 
still dark with rainy and rough 
seas, to travel across the 
lagoon to Majkin, Namu in 
order to catch the plane back 
to Majuro. When we finally 
landed, we rejoiced. Two and a 
half hours in a small wooden 
boat with only 9.9 horse power 
motor develops PATIENCE! 



boat.) As we got off the boat, 
we heard the plane land. We 
ran with our luggage through 
the narrow "jungle" path. As I 
walked up to the plane, the 
"agent" told me there was no 
room left on the plane. 
"WHAT!" I said. "School starts 
back up on Tuesday and exams 
are next week!" I thought, "1 
have no more food, I'm almost 
out of money and the boat has 
already left to return to Namu." 

It was partially my fault. 1 
didn't book myself on Majkin 
Namu, just Majuro. Even 
though my ticket was paid for, I 
lost my seat. I waved good bye 
to Wally, slowly swallowed my 
pride and my frustrations, and 
accepted the fact that I would 
be on this different island for a 
third unexpected week. Oh 
well, it's been good for me I 
guess. I've had more time to 
exercise, read, write and rest. 
I'm not sure where my meals 
are coming from, but God is 
blessing. (Even when it's only 
rice and water some days.) 

Praise God for the little 
difficulties he allows and the 
blessings he sends graciously 
out here every day. 1 will truly 
of lessons (i.e. trials, blatant 
chance to witness, visible 
needs etc..) that are a part of 
the mission field. 

As the Marshallese say 
"Kejbarok wot" ( take it easy) 
and "Anij Ibbam" ( God be with 

You're in my thoughts and 

Travis Patterson. 

1 recently found out the 
Majuro school is experiencing 
another trial. Their mainte- 
nance man recently passed 
away. He took care of all five of 
the Majuro schools, and his 
wife did all the bookkeeping. 
Please put the Majuro schools 
and their families in special 

What do I tell God? 

by Aileen Sox 

Do you have a best friend? 1 do. Her name is Christy. Christy and 
I do everything together. We like to ride our bikes together. We like 
to play with the animals on her farm. We feed the chickens and p| ay 
in the big piles of hay. We especially like to go to my house and eat 
cookies that my mom makes us. But most of all, we just like being 
together and talking and laughing. 

Jesus is like a best friend. We can talk, laugh and sometimes cry 
with Him whenever we want to. He is always there. When we pray, 
we are talking to Jesus. We don't have to just pray in church or at 
mealtimes or before we go to bed. We can talk to him whenever we 
want to. In the Bible, David talked to God all the time. When he was 
a shepherd boy, he spent his whole day talking to God. God was 
David's best friend. 

Yesterday, 1 got to talk to my Grandpa on the phone. I had lots to | 
tell him. I told him about going to the park with my dad and playing 
ball. I told him about my new spotted puppy. I told him that I 
skinned my knee trying to catch my puppy. We just talked and 
talked. And before I said good-bye, I told him 1 loved him and missed | 
him and 1 couldn't wait to see him again. 

I know my grandpa was glad I called him. I am sure you have lots 
you can tell Jesus and I know He would be glad to hear from you. 
And don't forget to tell Him that you love Him. He'll be happy to 

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Southern Accent 

Bicycle, raincoat may be 
solutions to safe driving 


by Allison Titus 

Students on campus can 

sleep peacefully at night knowing 

a Campus Safety officer is cau- 

iusly patrolling the grounds. 

| Right? 

Recently, the Campus Secu- 
Irity Department purchased a 
I used GM Jimmy for a patrol 
Ivehicle. The vehicle replaced a 
■Mercury Sable that, according to 
HApril Russell, a Campus Safety 
receptionist, had been "in too 
many accidents" and "it died." 

tired and their judgment is 

"The accidents, are, in my 
opinion, just careless driving," 
said Kenny Reynolds, an instruc- 
tor in the Auto Body Depart- 

Reynolds estimated that 
Campus Safety had been in- 
volved in four accidents within 
the last year, usually "fender 
bender stuff." 

"It wasn't that the Sable was 
many accidents," Reynolds 

"The patrol vehicle is used 24 said. "It was just that the n 

a day," Russell said. "So, i 
feutomatically has a higher ratio 

The accidents that occurred 
ay raise questions in many 
fctudent's minds. Students know 
Campus Security is not a police 
rce involved in high speed 
lases. In fact, the car is only 
;ed to patrol parking lots for 
icketing and as transportation 
secure buildings. 
"Around 3 a.m.," Russell said, 
■they (the patrolling officers) get 


: accident's repairs 
ceeded the value of the car." 

"I believe that, in the recent 
accident, they hit a curb," 
Reynolds said, "and 
body and the radiator. We (Auto 
Body) suggested that it was best 
to venture on to another ve- 

"Actually, I suggested a 
bicycle and a raincoat," said 
Reynolds. "I mean, it's good 
exercise, it helps their alertness 
and it's a lot cheaper." 

>nack cake road isn't a 
logged artery anymore 

py Renee Roth 

Driving the new Little Debbie 
parkway used to be a constant 
3 drivers with any 
:. Personally, I would 
patch my speedometer go very 
lickly from 35 to 45 and then 
iver between 45 and 50. 1 really 
mted to do 50. It just fell right, 
ill, now I can do 50, legally. 
The new 50 mph sign allows 
vers to go the speed that 
mfortably fits the road. The old 
mph speed limit was an irrita- 
n to Southern students who use 
|he road as an alternate road to 

i. "Little Debbie Parkway is a 
fceautiful road. However, the 40 
"mile per hour speed limit was 
Pbsurd," said Junior Alicia Goree. 
|The strip is wide and smooth 
o sharp curves. Homes, 
piveways, and businesses are far 
|emoved from the parkway. Even 
1cKee trucks, for whom the road 
s built, could safely travel the 
'd at more than 60 miles per 
"- Perhaps it was approved as 
mdraiser for the city!" 
Carlos Wilson, engineer for the 
"Hilton County Engineering 
department, said that "the state 
P ui lt the road and their design 
■£ ndards dictated what speed 
'"it goes on the road. They had it 
Josted at 40 mph." But then the 
Itate decided to make the road a 
■ounty road. So, the Hamilton 

County Engineering Department 
was asked to critique the road ai 
give any suggestions on its im- 
provement before it became 
officially theirs. Wilson said his 
boss Mike Howard, director of 
engineering for Hamilton County 
went with an inspector to check 
the road and by their standards 
came to 45 mph as the highest 
speed limit that they could post 
considering the road was "not a 
controlled access road and be- 
cause of the driveways that 

Wilson drew up a resolution 
describing the road and what hi; 

it felt v 

s !h-' I; 

Faculty Feature 

Phil Garver attacks dull folks 

It is believed that boredom may be 
one of the major causes of many of the 
problems in our society today. Boredom 
is a mental state of needing external 
excitement or stimulation. Isn't it ironic 
that there is more boredom now than 
ever before in a society that has more 
exciting things to do than ever before. 
Scripture states in Heb. 13:5, Phil. 
4:1 1, 1 Tim 6:6-8 and Job 6:28 that we 
should be "C ontent" in all things. Since 
contentment is the opposite of boredom, 
it would seem appropriate to pursue contentment and to avoid 
boredom as we mature. 

Boredom seems to be an outgrowth of a fixation on physical 
pleasure and stimulation. This fixation is generally accompanied 
by a lack of interest in intellectual and spiritual growth. 

The pursuit of physical stimulation may be associated with 
any of the 5 senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell) or all 
of them, including the sensual pleasures. It is quite clear that 
pleasures available to us through our senses are appropriate 
when kept in "balance" with the pursuit of intellectual and 
spiritual stimuli and in harmony with scripture. 

Problems seem to arise when the major focus of growth, 

isure and stimulation of a person is focused only on the 

physical domain. These people do in fact become bored with 

irything in life that doesn't excite them physically or sensu- 
ally. The sad reality about this phenomenon is that these people 
lose the capacity for genuine love. True lasting love must have a 
spiritual, an intellectual and a physical component. 

that your life is in balance. Be sure your special 
friends are capable of and enjoy this balance as well. 
"BORED people are BORING people!" 

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speed limit. Then it \ 

the Hamilton County Board of 
Commissioners to be presented 
their meeting held on Feb. 1. 

"At the meeting, someone frc 
the city of Collegedale requested 
that the speed limit be raised to 
mph. But, we (the engineering 
department) recommended that 
be set at 45 mph," said Howard. 
"So, a Commissioner made a 
motion to split the recommenda- 
tions and set the speed limit at 5 

The speed limit of Little 
Debbie Parkway is now officially 
50 mph. So, go ahead, let your 
speedometer climb to 50 mph. 
Just don't push it to 60. 

Southern Accent 



My name was written in the sand 

(inscribed by someone's human hand) 

beside the sea where years before, 

a single man had won a war. 

He had a planet to defend, 

(with one great God and 12 small men) 

against a force no mortal king 

with evil heart could ever dream. 

A fallen angel, this grim outcast, 
a slim chance for revenge, at last — 

Immortal God turned mortal man 
(who preaches gospel, on the sand). 

Prince of Darkness, Prince of Light, 

in scoundrel black and savior white— 

a war for mortal eyes to see 

for all mankind, beside the sea. 

But Earth is cruel, the devils ground 

and Satan thought he'd won — 

He had the man beat up and bound, 

he blotted out the sun. 

They dragged him to a bloody hill 

and staked him to a cross. 

He bowed his head. 

He closed his eyes. 

And heaven mourned its loss. 

Satan laughed, "The Earth is mine! 
I'll make it dark with blood and wine, 
I'll make it black with hate and greed, 
I'll choke out life with thorny weeds!" 

And while he laughed and cheered and smiled, 

a mother held her broken child. 

And while he danced with joy and glee, 

they sealed the tomb up carefully. 

A hundred men post guard and wait, 
they're bored, but ihen... they hesitate. 

A light with brilliance of the sun 
came to their midst and left not one! 

An angel rolled the rock aside 

(which not ten men would dare have tried) 

and stood outside the entrance then, 

to meet the man who lived again! 

So...Satan cursed and Satan s 
he knew that he had lost the war. 
He shook his fist and made a vow, 
this will not be the end somehow! 

And while he schemed and scowled and sneered, 

two women came with reverent tears 

to see the man who had so bravely won the war — 

but he was not there.... anymore. 

Another man was in there grinning 

"This is only the beginning! 

He's gone to make a place for you 

to meet with him, when time is through, 

so spread the word to every man, 

so preach the gospel on the sand!" 

(And that is how, those years before, 
that single man could win the war) 


I really love the Adventist 
Church. This is a good thing 
considering that (A) I am an 

ployee and (B) !f I didn't love 
it, I would have gone crazy by 

The reason for going crazy, 
of course, is the classic, age-old 
answer: it's the people. Natu- 
rally, it's the people is the 
preferred excuse when leaving 
this organization. People com- 
plain about people in America, 
for example, but no one leaves, 
much to the exasperation of 
millions of others who would 
gladly take their places. 

American: Whatta stupid 
country! We didn't even have a 
World Series this year! 

Illegal Immigrant: I sympa- 
thize greatly. Here, take my seat 
in this boat. 

As I was saying, I really love 
this church. Unless you were 
born in it. Then you start pining 
away for what you think are 
greener pastures. 

You: (sulking) Aw, Ma! Why 
couldn't I've been born in a 
Hindu cult that on certain holy 
days smears cow dung all over 
themselves? Instead I have to 
be a dumb ol' Adventist. 

Mom: Be quiet, young man, 
or there'll be no Stripples for 
you today. 

February 17. 199 5 I 

Another source of dis- 
gruntlement is that no one ever 
mentions the famous people 
who are widely-known and 
respected in the world today 
who are also Adventist. Like 
Colin Powell, Mother Theresa 
and the Dalai Lama. It's usually 
the people who are on "A 
Current Affair* with a second 
cousin twice removed that 
used to be an. SDA that makes 
the headlines. 

Announcer "Repeating 
tonight's top story: the mass 
murderer who has just admit- 

3 be- 

lieved to be from a state that 
has Seventh-day Adventist 
churches in it! Video at eleven." 
To make myself feel better, 1 
subscribe to newsletters and 
church papers from other 
denominations. This makes any 
problems in my own church 
pale in comparison and in 
addition, they are absolutely 

Item One: TheLDShavea 
theological feud going and two 
professors with opposing 
viewpoints are getting very 
angry. After numerous ex- 
changes, doctor number one 
finally writes a letter in the 
church's main paper. If you 
take the first letter of each 
word in his letter it spells out 
doctor two's name, and the 
hidden message" "Metcalfe" it 
says, "is a big dumb head." 

Item Two: The United 
Church of Christ is proposing 
that God be called "Sophia." 

Don't you feel better al- 
ready? Maybe somewhere in 
Asia this conversation will one 
day take place: 

Kid: (sulking) Aw, Ma, I 
wish I were an SDA, like all the 
other kids. Then 1 could eat all 
sorts of fake meats, like 

Mother: Be quiet, young 
man, or there'll be no cow dung 
for you this year. 


February 17. 1995 

Southern Accent 


J. C, my 
Ifriend forever 

y l. L. Wibberding 

In all the wisdom I've gained 
ver my short life, I've learned 
lis. Friends are a good thing to 
ave. Let me tell you about one 
>l my good friends. 

s had friends who were 
aithful and some that have 
really hurt me. I've had young 
Iriends and old, close friends 
Ind just acquaintances. But out 
|i all my friends, JC and I have 
n friends for the longest 

I can't even remember when 

ed me to him. He's just 
lys been there. We grew up 
Jagether. He's from the same 
e I'm from. We've been 
iugh thick and thin together. 
|nmeniber when I was three, I 

nning around in my living 
bom with JC. My dad had told 

to but I was doing it 
nyw.iy. Suddenly, i tripped and 

ner of my eye hit the 
iri j pl;uv he.-irth. My dad rushed 
e to the hospital. I ended up 
tting several stitches. I still 
ive scars to show for that one. 
lat night. JC slept over in my 

le to be there when I was 
[lurting. He didn't say too much, 
s just there. 
:ars have past since my 
lemories of him. I've 
■ almost forgotten how much 

e been through. I've done so 
| many things, yet I didn't realize 
e was there until I thought back 
n it. What kind of friend have 1 
been? All my other friends 
would have left me and found 
someone else. JC. well, he's 
different. He's a true friend. I feel 
so lucky to have him as a friend. 
There have been other times 
when I forgot to call JC up and 

" e him to wherever 1 was off 
to. I apologized after, but I could 
tell he was hurt. 1 didn't try to 
do these things to JC. He's just 
o quiet, ff I ask him his opinion, 
e'll give it to me. (He always 
has good advice.) And if I'm 
doing something he knows will 
hurt me, he'll tell me I shouldn't 
do it; but even if I do what will 
hurt me, he's been there and 
r rubbed it in. 


There have been times when 
JC and I have talked about some 
deep subjects. Once, I asked him 
why he seemed so cheerful all the 
time. He told me it was because 
whenever he got down, he'd think 
about a land his dad told him 
about. In fact, he said that he had 
been there with his dad. It was a 
land where the people lived 
forever and there weren't all the 
troubles of life. He said there 
were even angels there. 

This was hard to believe. A 
land with angels? He told me. 
angels were nothing compared to 
what else was there. At this point, 
I was kind of suspicious. I asked 
him, "If this land he was talking 
about was so good, then why 
didn't he stay there with his dad? 
Was he kicked out? Who in their 
right mind would leave?" He said, 
"No, nobody kicked me out. I 
loved the land and wanted to be 
there forever, but I remembered 
you back here and wished so 
much that we could be together 
and enjoy the benefits of that 
wonderful land together." 

1 told him that I would love to 
go with him to that land some- 
time. He said that he's planning to 
make a trip there very soon. I 
asked him how soon. Sooner than 
you think was his reply. He told 
me I could help him prepare for 
the trip. 

This was great. JC has helped 
me with so many things over the 
years; here was a chance for me 
to help JC. "What is it ?" I asked. 
"How can I help you get ready for 
the trip?" He told me he had a 
plan that would give everybody a 
chance to take the trip. (That was 
just like JC, thinking of others 
again.) He told me to tell all the 
people in my neighborhood about 
that wonderful land he told me 
about and that he was planning a 
trip there real soon, 

Today, I'm looking forward to 
the trip JC is planning. To the 
land where there's happiness. 
Where everything is perfect. 
Where people live forever. It 
sounds like a fairy tale. If anyone 
else had told me, I wouldn't have 
believed them. I would have 
thought they were nuts. Not JC; 
he has never lied to me, and has 
always been a true friend. 

I want to go with JC to the 
Promised Land soon. Departure 
time is when everyone in our 
"Neighborhood" has heard. I ask 
of you today; tell your friends 
about the upcoming trip. If we 
each tell a friend, and they tell a 
friend, we will be ready for takeoff 
and on our way in days. JC wants 
everyone on board. He just asks 
us to tell our friends about the 
trip. We don't have to pay for it. 
We don't have to provide our 
transportation. Just tell. 

If you don't know JC. you 
should get to know him. He's an 

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February 17 1995 

If you could have either incredible intelligence or incredible 
good looks, which would you choose, and why? 

"Intelligence. Then I could do 
well in my classes." 

Junior Vanessa Brown 

"I would choose to be 

intelligent, because I would get 

much further in my career." 

Junior Greg Rice 

"You can go further in life with 
intelligence over beauty." 













Coming Events 

Friday, Feb. 17 

— SA Agape Feast 
—Vespers, Business 

—Sunset 6:25 

Saturday, Feb. 18 

—Church service, 

Randy Harr 
—Evensong 6:00 
— Rees series 

Sunday, Feb. 19 

—Board Banquet 

Wednesday, Feb. 

— SA blueberry bo 

Thursday, Feb. 23 

President's lee 

—Steve Green con 

Friday, Feb. 24 

—Vespers, CARE 
—Sunset 6:32 

Saturday, Feb. 25 

—Sigma Theta Chi/ 
Upsilon Delta Phi 

—Evensong 6:00 

Thursday, Mar. 1 

—Assembly, College 


"Intelligence. Intelligence ism 
important than beauty f or s 

r Yonas Temesgen 

"I want both, but if | have *. 
choose, intelligence, because I 
beauty is fleeting." 

Freshman Lynelle Howson 

"Intelligence, because good I 
looks fade with age, but intelli- f 
gence, you will always have." 

Senior Ben Masters 

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Illume 50, Issue 1 1 

Steve Green tries to reach young and old alike 

On Thursday the 23rd, 
BBi tliern College welcomed one 
^^ie most well known Chris- 
■ artists today, Steve Green. 
[p erforming the first concert 
Iffi three day three show tour, 
|flBen entertained both students 
ommunity at the SC gym- 

m. After the show, 

lilBlvles editor Tony Barkley 
|H lifetime fan Adam Ferguson 
Iffle with Green. 

■s this your first visit to an 
Ifflrentist institution? 
^Blo, I have played at both 
Ifflla Walla College and at PUC. 

Ijpmv are you able to sing so 
Ifflrerfully and consistently? 
IfflPart of it is training, I also 

are of myself...the rest is 

llffliie grace of God. 

^H)o you still get nervous 
lustre you perform? 
ImNot nervous, I feel the re- 
Ifflnsibiiity of the evening but 

| How do you prepare for a 

IfflThe way I live is my prepara- 
|Hi. You can't live one way then 
WBpt a sudden jump into a 
^^cert. The concert has to be 
erflow of my life. 

Contemporary Christain performance artist Steve Green sang for a 
full gymnasium last Thursday night. Even though Green was getting 
sick, his performance was brilliant. Here, the backup choir of 
Southern students was proud to stand behind the nationally known 
singer as he belts out flawlessly one of his many hits. 

Q: Your latest album "Where 
Mercy Begins " has a distinctly 
different style than previous 
releases. Where do you see your 
music style going in the future? 
A: "Where Mercy Begins" was 
an opportunity to work with 
different producers. Often 
people try and spiritualize 

music. I think it is dangerous to 
say one style of music sounds 
spiritual and another doesn't. It 
all depends on where you come 
from and what you are used to. 
Obviously there is a music that 
is inappropriate to a certain 
message but I have friends that 
sing all different kinds of differ- 
ent music. I have nothing to 
prove. I will continue to keep the 
same message of the songs and 
continue to use the gift God has 
given me for His glory. 

Q: What is your favorite kind of 
music to listen to? 
A: 1 don't have a favorite. 1 listen 
to all types. Pop, classical, praise 
and worship. 

Q: What kind of devotional life 
do you have? 

A: I read the Bible and I pray. I 
guess that's about it. 

Q: How did you become a 


A: The answer is two fold. 

When 1 was eight 1 accepted 

Jesus but it wasn't until I was 

Q: Do you v 


A: Some, but a lot is written by 


Q: Who is your target audience? 
A: My goal is to communicate 
across the board. To have the 
music uniting generations not 
dividing them. Young, old, in the 
middle and from all walks of life. 

Q: One last question, Would you 
be willing to come back and 
perform for us again? 

Irenda Wood speaks at communication vespers 

^Bertha Simatupang 

"s lentil soup and corn 
der time once again for 
^irnalism and Public Relations 
:. Once every year majors 
nors in the department 
i the home of Dr. Lynn 
fculs and his wife Helen for 
Jpper and vespers. This is the 
pith annual invite that they 
e extended to the students. 
Dinner is usually served as 
n as everyone arrives. The 
iu last year was chili and 
1 chowder. This year, the cry 
lentil soup overruled that for 
Pi. "I love Mrs. Sauls's lentil 
I u P, n said Communication Club 
psldent Stacy DeLay. 
| t The speaker for the program 

Wood, an Adventist news anchoi 
for the WAGA-TV FOX affiliate in 
Atlanta. Her topic was "Keeping 
the faith." She spoke of her own 
experience becoming a profes- 
sional anchor while still main- 
taining her faith in God and 
belief in the Sabbath. Her motto 
was and still is, "Don't call me in 
the office on Friday evening, 
because I'm not going to be 

Special speakers such as 
Wood help make the yearly trip 
to the Sauls's more than just 
dinner and vespers. Students get 
to listen to real life experiences 
from professionals in the work 

areas that they are interested in. ... . r . , 

... , . r . . t . things to eat Friday 

It s also nice for the students and „,„ u , 
teachers to get together 

relaxed atmosphere 
off campus. "lam 
always happy to 
have students in my 
house. They bring 
such a warm feel- 
ing," said Mrs. Sauls. 

Kimberly Marshall, 
one of the guests at 
the annual vespers 
supper at the Sauls', 
didn't have any 
trouble finding good 


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Editorial p. 2 
Opinion p. 3 
News p. 4 - 6 

World News p. 7 
Features p. 8 - 9 
Sports p. 10 

Religion p. 11 
Foreign Affairs p. 12 
Lifestyles p. 13-16 

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Campus Notes 

The Southern College Orchestra and South- 
ern Singers will perform Elijah at the Tivoli, 
March 23 and 24. For ticket information, please 
call 238-2880. 

The E.A. Anderson Organ Series will be fea- 
turing Wolfgang Zerer. The concert will be held 
March 14 in the Collegedale Church at 8 p.m. 
For more information call 238-2880. 

Campus Ministries Convention will be held 
in Hawaii, March 12-19. All current Campus 
Ministries directors and those selected for next 
year's offices from Seventh-Day Adventist col- 
leges will attend. "It is for personal commitment 
and spiritual renewal," said Brennon Kirstein, 
assistant chaplain. 

The Net '95 meetings began Saturday night, 
Feb. 18. The seminar is being held every night, 
except Mondays and Thursdays, in the Conven- 
tion and Trade Center in Chattanooga. So far, 
the meetings have been going quite well. The 
first night, 2,600 people came for the words of 
Mark Finley and the voice of Pastor Whintley 
Phipps, who sang three songs. The seminar will 
continue on until five weeks from the starting 

The Art Department is moving up in the 
world. The department has taken to the board a 
proposal for extending the BA degree in Com- 
puter Graphics to a BS degree. The board 
passed the proposal and now, students of this 
degree will need 48 hours instead of 31. How- 
ever, people who came in under the old catalog 
can still graduate with only 31 hours. However, 
new students next semester will be required to 
take the BS. 

The 12th annual College Bowl championship 
will be held in the gym March 1, for assembly. 
"The College Bowl is referred to as the aca- 
demic sport of the mind," said Stan Hobbs, the 
College Bowl coordinator. "A champion will be 
named after this double elimination tourna- 

97 students and three deans went to the 
men's and women's clubs bowling party held 
Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. They bowled two games at 
Holiday Bowl and then had refreshments, do- 
nuts and how chocolate on the front porch of 
Thatcher hall. "I had a ball," said Sharon Engel, 
the women's dean. "Next year, though, 1 want to 
bowl better than Dean Hobbs (the men's 

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by Stacy Gold 

News isn't just for grown- 
ups. I wouldn't expect a two 
year old to be able to ex- 
pound on the positives of 
G.A.T.T., of course. But when 
I hear students on Southern 
campus asking if it's the new 
clothing store in town, 1 get a 
little worried. It seems natu- 
ral to me for people to know 
at least a little bit about 
what's going on in the world, 
no matter their age. After all, 
the world doesn't stop 
spinning and wait until 
you're old enough to be 
interested. It keeps right on 

The Chechans will fight 
for freedom right on through 
your exam, and assembly. 

wait until you're 30 or 40 to 
push the minimum wag eUD 
to five dollars an hour. And 
crime in Chattanooga will 
not pause for you to take 
self-defense class and lamil- 
iarize yourself with all the 
recent statistics. 

No, news is for everyone 
who wakes up in the morn- 
ing and prepares for another 
day. News is for profession- 
als, families, churches, 
schools, students, etc. Most 
businesses today want 
employees with well- 
rounded backgrounds and 
educations — people who 
can intelligently discuss the 
current issues affecting the 
company and the world. 
Survival in this world is 
dependent on knowledge. A 
farmer won't raise many 
crops if he doesn't know 
which season to plant in. 
News can supply us with the 
information to make appro- 
priate decisions at the 
proper times and succeed. 

So, make sure you're 
living in the world and not 
just your world. Read the 
newspaper. Listen to the 
radio news reports. Watch 
CNN. Even ten minutes out 
of your day can make all the 
difference. Ignorance 
cost you a job. 



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I Women's Ordination 

[ am writing in response to 
i article in the January 27, 
395 issue of the Accent, 
tWomen's ordination ad- 
dressed," by Tony Barkley. In 

s article, he said women 
Ihould not be ordained. Even 
p-iough 1 am not a female 
ligion major, I am a woman 
lew. For the following 
;, I disagree with Mr. 
irkley on the subject of 

First, no one should hinder 
le else from doing the 
s work. Women can be 
s useful as men. A 
ill's approach may differ 
Bom that of a man's, but that 
ftesn't mean she is less effec- 
m/e. A man may be more help 
B one situation, while a 

mother situation. For example, 
Hrape victim would probably 
ft more comfortable with a 
■male rather than a male. 
I Secondly, we have women 
I Biblical times— and even 
Besent times, as examples. 
Wiere was Anna the prophet- 
Bs, Deborah the judge, and 
ne Samaritan woman that 
fcsvis met by Jacob's well. One 
■annot say that Anna was not 


■harisee. As for women not 
Being allowed to lead men, 
fcok at Deborah, the judge of 
ftrael. She ruled over Israel 
Ind there were certainly men 
%\ Israel. The Samaritan woman 
ieved in Jesus, and was a 
|ey figure in spreading the 
ispel to her people. She met 
>us and believed. She 
Dught her friends and they 
o believed. She played a 
rt in converting unbelievers 
n the very day she met Christ, 
look at a more recent 

woman, Ellen G. White. Her 
books are a lesser light to the 
Bible. Seventh-day Adventists 
place a lot of emphasis on her 
teachings, teachings that the 
church holds as strong advice. 

Probably the most important 
reason to look at women being 
ordained is the time at which the 
Bible was written. At this time, 
people held firmly to tradition. 
Times and tradition have 
changed. We no longer think that 
the sick deserve their illness 
because of sin. Marriage ceremo- 
nies have changed throughout 
time. The church believes sla- 
very is wrong, but in Biblical 
times owning slaves was not 
uncommon. The church now 
takes a stand against both. 

Women are already able to 
perform many of the same 
services that ordained ministers 
are. They are allowed to perform 
baptisms, marriages, dedica- 
tions, and burials. Why should 
they not be permitted to be 
ordained and become an official 
minister. Women have been 
working in the church for over 
ten years and the world has not 
stopped turning because of it. I 
think it is safe to assume God is 
giving women the chance to be 

Michelle Castleberg 

More on ordination 

I am writing in reference to 
an article in the January 27, 1995 
issue of the Accent, "Women's 
ordination addressed," by Tony 
Barkley. After careful study of 
this issue. 1 submit that Brother 
Barkley did not address it at all. 
He has made a hasty decision by 
ignoring how women were used 
in the ministry of Jesus and 
other New Testament situations, 
by basing his belief on one 

passage of Scripture, and by 
failing to take into account the 
full context of 1 Timothy 2:11-14. 

First of all, I believe Brother 
Barkley needs to study the role 
of women in the ministry of ■ 
Jesus and the rest of the New 
Testament. Christ used the 
Samaritan woman at the well 
(John 4) to spread the Good 
News. He traveled with women 
in His group that not only con- 
tributed to His ministry, but to 
His financial needs as well (Luke 
8:1-3). He commissioned women 
to tell of His resurrection (Matt. 
28:10, Mark 16:7). Paul n 
several women: Tryphai 
Tryphosa, and Persis (Rom. 
16:12), Priscilla (Rom. 16:3), 
Euodia and Syntyche (Phil. 
4:23). From these references we 
know that women were not, 
generally, forbidden to teach. 

Second, a belief or doctrine 
should be developed from more 
than one passage of Scripture. 
John 5:39 and Isaiah 28:9-10 
teach us how to study Scripture 
by searching the whole Bible for 
every text that pertains to the 
topic being studied and then 
comparing them. You need all 
the pieces of the puzzle before 
you can have a complete pic- 
ture. Using one passage to 
support a belief is as dangerous 
as eavesdropping on a conversa- 
tion and only catching a few tid- 
bits of what was said; the result- 
ing opinion will be an unin- 
formed one because the full 
context is lost. This leads to my 
final point. 

The most important matter 
that Brother Barkley needs to 
consider is context. This in- 
cludes not only the surrounding 
passages, but the historical and 
cultural circumstances in which 
1 Tim. 2:11-14 are used. I under- 
stand how our brother could 

mistake the meaning of this 
text if only the words are 
considered, but there is mc 
to it. The situation in the 
Ephesian Church was a deli 
cate one to deal with. Women 
priests from the local pagan 
cults were attempting to 
mingle their beliefs and rituals 
with the existing Church 
practices. This prompted Paul 
to say they needed to sit back 
and learn more about Chris- 
tianity before they could take 
an active role in the Church (1 
Tim. 2:9-11). At the time, a 
popular Gnostic view, which 
stated that if it were not for 
women there would be no mei 
(for man is born of woman), 
threatened to push male 
ministers out of the picture. 
This concerned Paul enough 
to correct this fallacy by 
reminding the Church of the 
order of Creation (1 Tim. 2:13- 

1 hope Brother Barkley c 
now see this passage has 
nothing to do with the ordina- 
tion of women. In fact, search 
as he may, he will find not one 
text in the Bible, nor one 
sentence in the Spirit of Proph- 
ecy dealing with this subject. 
On the ladder of authority, the 
Bible reigns supreme with the 
Church placing one rung 
below. Since there is no light 
from the Bible of the Spirit of 
Prophecy, I submit that the 
decision of women's ordina- 
tion is an administrative one 
that will have grave conse- 
quences concerning the unity 
ol our Church if the wrong 
decision is made. We all need 
to enter this discussion with 
much prayer for the Holy 
Spirit to guide us. 

Chas Chase 

Did you know? 

Although bullfighting is often 
| associated with Spain, this is 
t where it originated. 

Already practiced on Crete 
| around 2000 B.C., it was 

introduced to the peninsula 

over a thousand years ago. 

I When eating fondue in 
France, the custom is to kiss 
the person next to you if you 
drop bread or meat into the 

, Pnt. (Men and women sit 

alternately around the table.) 
You also buy a bottle of wine for 
the group. 

There are 300 million native 
speakers of Spanish stretching 
from the southern US into Cen- 
tral and South America and from 
Spain into parts of Turkey and 

Commission, the official or co- 
official language of 21 countries, 
and a lingua Franca in much of 
Southern Europe, North Africa, 
the Middle East and parts of 
South East Asia. 

Among English speaking execu- 
tives, German has now caught up 
with French as the most com- 
monly requested language. 

German has 115 million native 
speakers in Germany, Austria, 
Switzerland, Leichtenstein and 
in parts of Belgium, France 
and Italy, making it the most 
commonly spoken mother 
tongue in Western Europe. 

Meal hours in spain are late. 
Lunch from 2:00-3:00 p.m„ 
dinner from 10:00 p.m. to 

Southern Accent 

Building cars not much 
different from surgery 


by Jason Blanchard 

"You could eat off the floor," 
said Philip Fiqueiredo. You 
would think he was talking about 
an operating room or a 
perfectionist's kitchen. He was, 
instead, talking about the Nissan 
manufacturing and assembly 
plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. 

The Southern Auto Mechan- 
ics and Auto Body Department 
students took a field trip to the 
Nissan plant last week. The 125 
acre plant is the "largest single 
auto assembly plant in the 
United States," said Dale Walters, 
director of the auto body shop. It 
is where the Nissan Hard-Body 
trucks, Altimas, Centras and 
200SX's are built. 65 percent of 
the parts of these vehicles are 
American made. 

The purpose of the trip was 
to show the students how a car 
is manufactured. The plant is 
one of the only ones to go from 
raw material to finished product, 
all under one roof. 

The plants 6,000 non-union 
workers can build a car from the 
ground up in 31 hours. They turn 
out a finished car every minute 
and a half. In one year, they 
completely build 450,000 

The plant starts with sheet 
metal, and presses it into shape 
on location. The engines are 
built on sight. The plant was the 
first in the world to match paint 
and primer colors. It saves 
manpower by the use of high- 
tech robots and computers. It is 
also aided with the help of 
lasers, which are used for weld- 

Even with the amount of cars 
the plant puts out, they keep the 
place spotless. "I've been in a lot 
of car manufacturing plants," 
said Walters, "and this one is the 
cleanest I have ever been in." 

The plant only uses metal 
and plastic for storage because 
they last longer than wooden 
pallets or cardboard boxes. It is 
the first automobile plant to 
totally switch from oil-based 
paint to water-based paint. The 
water-based paint does not emit 
harmful fumes into the air like 
the oil-based paint does. This is 
because the plant is also very 

Both students and faculty 
found the plant clean, profes- 
sional, and environmentally 
friendly. "We learned how 
production works," said 
Figueiredo. "piece by piece." 


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: inance office blues— 
iow to deal, stay sane 

y Matt Jones 
"Why, oh why couldn't I have 
i bom to rich parents!?" 
ning desperately in their 
ns, lost and alone is how 
t people feel when it comes 
finding financial aid for col- 

Optimistically (essential to 
ke it through the lines and 
ier processes) I came to 
ithern with empty pockets 
^ a head full of dreams. 1 knew 
ling about financial aid, 
lent aid, Stafford loans, or 
s. I'm glad I didn't. 
■Almost six years have passed 
B I feel like a soldier of fortune 
ir against federal fund- 
ffor education. I feel attached 
special-forces unit whose 
iion is a cross between 
;hing and waiting, and 
luting out the enemy. From 
ons for deferment to 
appeal — I'm a veteran 

elieve it or not, the 
ldlies" in this battle are the 
le at the financial aid office, 
e that you're serious and 
II do everything they can fo 
i Without their help, this 
iier would have been missing 

i. They really are the heroes 
lis war and deserve the 
I of honor for the number 
[students they're able to help 
i year. Here 's how to help 

them help you: 

1 . Apply for financial aid 
early. In a school where 80 
percent of the students receive 
some kind of financial aid, this is 
essential. Once money is gone, 
it's gone. Trust me. I've missed 
out on thousands. Apply by 
March 1, this year. 

2. Keep a positive attitude. 
You'll get much further if you're 
polite to people. Showing your 
temper may work at a restau- 
rant, but not in the finance 
office. These people are on your 
side and really do have your 
best interests at heart. 

3. Make sure you turn in 
everything required. Your 
application can't be processed if 
pieces are missing from your file. 
This includes a copy of your 
and your parent's IRS forms 
(1040, 1040 ez, etc.) and W-2's. 
These records must be from 

4. Have faith in God's provi- 
dence. Romans 8:28 says, "All 
things work together for the 
good ..." I had to sit out for a 
year, but things happened in my 
life during that time, for the 
better, that never could have 
happened if I'd been in school. 
The next Fall, things worked out. 

5. Never give up. Stay deter- 
mined. Sometimes only persis- 
tence will get you through. The 
lines are long, the bill is high, 
and federal-aid applications can 

Harrison Bay church is a 
reality, thanks to students 

by Peter Hwang 

...And Jesus said, "Spread the News around the world." A 
new Seventh-day Adventist Church is about to be built in the 
Harrison Bay area. About two and a half acres was just bought 
on Pine Brook Road. It's a triangular-shaped lot that sits up 
above Highway 58. 

Leo Van Dolson said, "The students made this happen. They 
got it started!" Brennen Kirstein led out in an outreach program 
that did surveys and follow up meetings. During the last survey, 
they had over 700 people respond. 

A planning committee met on Feb.. 23 to finalize the plans 
for the construction of the church. They plan to initially put up a 
building that will be used as a community center and as the 
church meeting area until the proper church is complete. They 
hope to be finished as soon as possible. 

The church members, about 35-40 people, are currently 
worshipping at the Harrison Bay Vocational Training Center. 
The members in charge consist of the pastoral staff of Ooltewah; 
Mike Pettengill, John Dunham, and Leo Van Dolson. The pastoral 
staff and many others have raised three quarters of the money 
that is needed in order to complete the church. 

be confusing. 

Finally, talk to a financial aid 
counselor. Mine were Diane 
Proffitt and Ken Norton. They 
are beautiful people who held 
me to the line many times. But 
always, I knew they were rooting 
in my corner. I'll be graduating in 
May. Looking back over it — it's 
been worth it all. I'll soon have a 
bachelor's degree. 1 met my 
fiance here. I met God here. I 
made lifetime friends here. Do 
what you've got to do to make it. 

Street preachers disturb Net '95 

/ Spaulding DeLay 
| Two local street preachers 
3 the opening night of the 
series, but not to attend 

Lance Rowe, a plumber from 
rchwood, Tenn., and Michael 

by the preachers on their way 
into the Trade Center. 

Rowe said he found out 
about the meetings from the 
commercials on TV. At first, he 
thought the meetings were 
sponsored by the Church of God, 

"/ was going to write a tract condemning them, but 
the Lord put it in my heart to write about prophecy" 

| emer, a carpenter from 
inygold, Ga., came to the Chat- 
tooga Convention and Trade 
er to pass out religous 
s to people attending the 
actings held inside. 

Rowe and Siemer began 
Lssing out their tracts in front 
e Trade Center, until a 
f curity officer asked them to 
fove. "They were passing out 
|terature on city property," said 
e officer. "We asked them to 
to the sidewalk, which is 
- property." People attend- 
e meetings still had to walk 

"which is a cult," said Rowe. "I 
was going to write a tract con- 
demning them, but the Lord put 
it in my heart to write about 
prophecy, and not to attack 

Church, who greeted people as 
they came into the Trade Center 
lobby. "People were upset that 
they were passing out literature 
to those who were coming to the 
meetings to find out the truth 
about prophecy," Gettys said. 
"Other people took the literature 
and then tore it up or threw it 
away as they came into the 
building, trying to use it up." 
Rowe said they were not 
trying to detract from Seventh- 
day Adventists, and that they 
were also Sabbath keepers. 
Rowe keeps the Sabbath and 

"Other people took the literature and then tore it 
up or threw it away as they came into the building" 

anyone. I was glad I didn t when 
found out the meetings were 
sponsored by Seventh-day 

Some attending the meeting 
complained, said Don Getty's, 
pastor of McDonald Road 

then attends church on Sunday. 
He said the disciples did this in 
the book of Acts. "They kept the 
Sabbath, and then fellowshipped 
on Sunday." said Rowe. "I re- 
serve the Sabbath for my minis- 

Math test 

by Jennifer Attaway 

Southern College's Math 
Department is participating in a 
program administered by the 
University of Tennessee. The 
program is that of the Tennessee 
Early Mathematics Placement 
Test. This test was created by a 
joint effort of the UTC and 
Chattanooga State Technical 
Community College, and several 
Chattanooga area high schools. 
Southern's Math Department will 
be participating by sending out 
the tests to academy juniors in 
the Southern Union. 

The T.E.M.P.T., much like the 
mathematics placement tests 
taken by most college freshmen, 
includes a multiple choice test 
which covers topics from high 
school mathematics courses. 
The students will also be asked 
to supply information on their 
mathematics background and 
plans for college or work. 

The purpose of this test is to 
provide high school students 
with information about their 
present level of mathematics and 
what they can do to prepare for 
successful college experience or 
job orientation. This way, the 
students may be able to save 
time and money in college by 
taking more math courses in 
high school. 

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lational Weather Service provides safety tips 

s Release National Weather 

| Thunderstorms can produce 

:, damaging hail, dan- 
lous lightening and flash 
Ids. While any thunderstorm 
e damage, the National 
Bather Service uses the term 
e Thunderstorm for those 
■ms that cause tornadoes, 
pj gusts over 57 mph, or hail 
t least 3/4 inch in diam- 
■ne-sized). People fre- 
[rtly do not recognize the 
Hat posed by these storms, so 
not heed Severe Thun- 
n Warnings. 
B)ne hundred thousand 
Jderstorms are estimated to 
- over the United States 
year. Fortunately, only 
t 10 percent of these storms 
assified as severe. The - 
season for thunderstorms 
nnessee is March through 
I Across Tennessee and the 
Wieastern states, most thun- 
B° rms occur during the 
i. One should note, 
that severe thunder- 

ly and during any 

J"he following safety precau- 
are provided by the Na- 
1 Weather Service. 
e Thunderstorm Safety 

find shelter immediately. Go 

to a sturdy building that will 
withstand high winds. Avoid 
windows and avoid electrical 
appliances and telephones. 
When a Severe Thunderstorm 
Warning is issued [or your 
location, treat it the same as you 
would a Tornado Warning. 
Remember Severe Thunder- 
storms can produce tornadoes, 
sometimes with little or no 
Flash Flood Safety Rules: 

When driving, watch for 
flooding at highway dips, bridges 
and low areas. Never try to drive 
across water filled areas of 
unknown depth. Roadways are 
frequently washed out in flash 
floods and water depths may be 
much deeper than they appear. 
If the vehicle stalls, abandon 
it immediately and seek higher 
ground. Rapidly rising water can 
engulf a vehicle and its occu- 
pants and sweep them away. 
Be careful at night when 
flood dangers become harder to 
see. Heavy rain events often 
occur at night. 

Never camp or park your 
vehicle along streams or drain- 
age areas, particularly when 
flooding is possible. 

Avoid flooded and high 
velocity (low areas. Never try to 
cross a flowing stream on foot 
where water is above your 
ankles. If you are in doubt about 

crossing, don't attempt it. 
Stay tuned for weather 
information. Listen to NOAA 
Weather Radio, commercial 
radio or television for the latest 
forecast and updates on any 
flooding that has occurred or is 

Lightening Safety Rules: 

When outdoors, seek shelter 
inside a house, a large building, 
or a vehicle. Avoid electrical 
appliances and telephones. 

If you can't find appropriate 
shelter, get down to avoid being 
the highest point for a lightning 
discharge. When caught in a flat, 
open field, and you feel your hair 
standing on end, fall to your 
knees and cover your head with 
your hands. That way, only your 
feet and knees will be in contact 
with the ground. If you are in a 
group of people, spread out 
before falling to the ground. 

Don't seek shelter under a 
lone tree or the tallest trees. If 
caught in the woods, use a small 
grove of trees as your shelter 
and stand at least five feet from 
the trunk of the nearest tree to 
avoid flying bark, should the tree 
be hit by lightning. 

When boating, head for shore 
and get into a substantial shel- 
ter, or a vehicle. If caught in a 
boat, lie down with cushions 
between you and the boat's 
sides and bottom. 

Avoid mo/orcycles, scooters, 
golf carts, bicycles, tractors and 
other metal farm equipment, 
wire fences, clothes lines, metal 
pipes and drains, railroad tracks, 
and any other metal objects. 
Tornado Safety Rules: 

In homes or small buildings, 
go to the basement or to an 
interior room, such as a closet or 
bathroom, on the lowest level. 

Get under something sturdy 
such as a heavy table or a bed. 

Abandon mobile homes and 
vehicles. Go to a more sturdy 
structure. If no such structure is 
nearby, lie flat in a ditch, or low 
spot with your arms and hands 
shielding your head. But, avoid 
low spots if flooding is a threat 
Irom the thunderstorm's heavy 

When in large buildings 
(schools, factories, hospitals, 
shopping centers, etc.) go to the 
pre-designated shelter area. 
Interior hallways on the lowest 
floor are ideal. Avoid rooms that 
are large in area, because they 
have weak supported roofs. 

When in a high-rise building, 
go to a small interior room or 
hallway on the lowest floor if 
there is time. 

Avoid windows. Don't try to 
open or close them; it won't 
make much difference to the 
structure and you'll waste time 
and put yourself at risk. 

News in a nutshell 

ipublicans are planning 
;o take back billions of 
s from education and 
lalth programs already 
Iproved by Congress. A 
lajor target are the Housing 
|id Urban Development 

; funds for subsidized 
gas well as up to $7 
billion 1 1 • >i i i thr- ilt'pai I r mill s 
If Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education. 

|i New Hampshire, nine 
■epublican presidential 
pndidates spoke at a state 
ner exactly a year before 
state primaries. Senators 
lobert Dole, Phil Gramm, 
fichard Lugar, Arlen Spector, 
Representative Bob Dornan, 
:r Tennessee Governor 
r Alexander and Pat 
fuchanan are in contention 

r the GOP nomination. New 
Hampshire is seen as an 
nportant state in the 

primaries, because it has 
chosen the correct Republican 
presidential candidate for the 
past 30 years. 

The United States is still work- 
ing on the accord that would 
freeze North Korea's suspected 
nuclear-weapons program. Part 
of the agreement included 
replacing existing graphite- 
moderated nuclear plants with 
South Korean light water reac- 
tors. North Korea is not anx- 
ious to work with South Korea 
in a program of this type, and 
U.S. policy makers are working 
to break the impasse that this 
problem has created. 

Russia has declared that it will 
accept only surrender from 
Chechnyan rebels. 

Myrlie Evers-Williams was 

elected president of the NAACP 
after turmoil within the organi- 

zation over misuse of funds by 
its former president William 

The Supreme Court will review 
a Colorado case dealing with 
the issue of gay rights. The 
case is an appeal dealing with 
states' rights to ban govern- 
ment policies or laws that 
protect homosexuals. 

Controversy over Clinton's 
nominee for Surgeon General 

continues with the Southern 
Baptist Church's official opposi- 
tion to the nomination. The 
Southern Baptist Church is the 
United States' largest Protestant 
denomination, and members 
have been encouraged to write 
their congressmen concerning 
this issue. 

A 262-165 vote in the House of 
Representatives approved over 
S3 billion for the Pentagon. 

This money would come from 
$4.3 billion that Republicans 
hope to cut from labor, educa- 
tion and health programs. 

Black children are nearly 
three times as likely to be poor 
than white children, according 
to the national Census Bureau. 

Greg Louganis, Olympic 
diving gold medalist, an- 
nounced he is dying of AIDS. 
He has known he was HIV 
positive since before the 
•Games in 1988. 

The State Department has 

refuted France's accusation 
that five Americans living in 
France (four of whom are 
diplomats) were engaged in 
spy activity. France accused 
the five of economic espionage 
and asked Washington to 
remove them from the 

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Issues of Natural Science and Religion is a senior class taught 
the Biology Department. Besides biology majors we usually 
.._ve a few students majoring in religion (the class is double 
listed under theology), business, elementary education, journal- 
history or other fields. It is a discussion class. Students 
with majors other than biology or chemistry are very impor- 
tant—in addition to their significant contributions, they help 
keep the discussion from becoming too theoretical. 
In the class we talk about a wide range of ethical 
scientific issues ranging from the Big Bang to abortion. This past 
semester 1 gave a survey to see where the group stoo'd on certain 

We gave the survey twice — once the first day of class and 
again at the end of the semester. Twenty-eight people took the 
survey at the conclusion of the semester. 1 was curious to see if 
ideas would change over the course of the semester. 
The survey questions are shown below. When I evaluated the 
responses, I assigned values 1-4 to the first group ("No"), 5 and 6 
to "uncertain" and 7-10 to the last group ("Yes"). 

The results are shown in Table 1. It is interesting to note 
that on many topics, the class did change its collective mind 

the four months. In some cases, the number of "uncertains" 
became fewer although in the case of euthanasia, the uncertain 
group increased. The high number of people with questions is 
very significant when you remember that "uncertain" classifica- 
tion is only applied to two numbers (5, 6) whereas four numbers 
grouped as "yes" and another four as "no". This high level of 
uncertainty may suggest that proponents of euthanasia should 
not push their ideas onto the rest of us too hard. 

Concerning fetal tissue transplants into adults, there was a 
trend to accept it more, despite the comment that was made in 
class by a student that the tissue is removed from the fetus 
before it is dead. 

Genetic engineering had approval or uncertainty from most 
of the class (50% "yes" and 46% "uncertain")- The large fence- 
sitting group might suggest that students feel that genetic engi- 
neering needs more research to show its safety. Concerning the 
use of animals by humans, a slight majority (46%) favors use but 
a sizable group (39%) is not sure and 15% don't like it, again 
suggesting caution. 

In general, our class ended up being primarily prolife, in favor 
of nuclear energy, in favor of AIDS testing, against Clinton's 
health care plan, uncertain about euthanasia, against the use of 
fetal tissue and in favor or uncertain about animal use and ge- 
netic engineering. And most of the class thought that life first 
earth about 6000 years ago. 
Instead of telling the students what to believe, 
it appears that the Issues class made some of them more uncer- 
tain on some things. Whether this is good or bad depends, I 
suppose, on your perspective. Many of us (students and teach- 
ers) realize that for many ethical i: 
or totally wrong answers. Livings 
problems have no good solutions. 

Survey Questions 

Instructions: For each item, rank your position on a 
scale of 1 to 10. 

1. Ron Wyatt has discovered Noah's ark: 10=Yes, he is lead by 
God; l=No, he is a hoax 

2. Abortion, for any reason: 10=Pro-life; l=Pro-choice 

3. Alternate birth: 10=Any method is OK; l=Be happy with what 
God gives you. 

4. Cloning: 10=Good idea; l=Never. 

5. Big Bang: 10=Exclude God; l=God did it. 

6. Nuclear energy: 10=Yes, we should build nuclear plants- 
1= Never. 

7. AIDS: 10=Test all homosexuals, publish results- 1-No test 
Clinton's health care plan: 10=Yes, 1 think the President hasth 
answer; l=No, leave it the way it is. ' ' 

9. Pre-existing matter: 10=God created everything on Day 1- 
l=God created matter billions of years ago. 

10. Euthanasia: 10=Give old senile people a lethal injection- 
l=Everything possible must be done to keep a person alive 

11. Life on Earth: 10=600 million years; 1=6000 years. 

12. Use of fetal organs (in adults): 10=Yes, take them before the 
fetus is dead; l=No, brain stem must be dead first. 

13. Genetic engineering: 10=Yes, no restrictions; l=No, should 
not be done in any organisms. 

14. Animal use: 10=OK, for what ever reason; UNone, not for 
any purpose. 

Results of Issues in Natural Science Survey Dec 1994 
Percent Favoring Each View 






Ron Wyatt: 

Led by God. 



Fewer uncertain. 

■ 1 




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t 1 




Toward life. 




■V " 








Fewer uncertain. 







Big Bang: 

God did it. 



Toward God did it. 




Exclude God 







Toward yes. 






AIDS test: 




Toward test. 


' 17 









Fewer uncertain. 











Toward pre-exist. 




Day 1 






Increase Uncertain. 



6000 yr 
600 million 

F. tissue: 

48 Toward yes 

14 Toward yes 

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Rteve Green graciously accepts his gift from Southern Colleg 
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CLOSE TO HOME john mtoersOn 

The best and worst on campus 

— Steve Green concert 

— Warmer weather 

— Spring Break 

— 3/4 of year is over (8 more weeks) 

— Being a student missionary 

— Donuts and hot chocolate after bowling party 


— The last 8 weeks of school are the hardest 

— Leg cramps the AlDSwalkers will get 

— Smell of Little Debbies cooking causes weight 

gain in many people 
— Street preachers at Net '95 

Remnant sang at vespers Friday night. Although the group's 
members change from yearto year, Remnant's music is always a 
crowd pleaser. 

Brenda Wood, a television news anchor at WAGA in 
Atlanta (the FOX affiliate) spokeata special Communica- 
tion Department vespers Friday night at the home of Dr. 
and Mrs. Lynn Sauls. 

Southern Accent 

March 1. 19 95 I 

Sophomores beat fresh- 
men to take Rees Series 

by Phil Fong 

On February 16, the 95' Rees 
Series was played at the Dies P.E. 
Center. The first game engaged 
the Seniors against the Sopho- 
mores. The Seniors took the 
early lead, 21-4. But the Sopho- 
mores came back to take the 
lead behind the three point 
barrage of Kevin Becker. Once 
they took the lead the Senior 
could come back despite a great 
performance from John Appel. 
The final score was the Sopho- 
mores and the Seniors. Thus 
the Sophomores advance to the 
championship game on Saturday 

The second game of the 
night pinned the Juniors, behind 
the leadership of Reggie Brown 
against the inexperienced Fresh- 
men. "Their is no way that the 
Juniors should lose the game. 
They have Reggie,(Brown) 
Shak,(Erik Roshak) and Robbins. 
Those are three of the best 
players at Southern, this game 
will be a blowout" said Junior 
Desta Zabolotney. The Freshmen 
proved Desta wrong by playing 
the Junior close and taking them 
to double OT. When Reggie 
fouled out in the 2nd OT the 
Freshmen new they had won the 
game. They won 81-80, but not 
without controversy. With 7.2 
seconds left on the clock the 
Juniors had a final chance to win 
the game. The ball was 
inbounded and passed to 
Robbins who went baseline for 
the winning basket. As he was 
going up, Robbins pushed of 
Justin Peterson slightly as he put 
up the shot with the time expir- 
ing. As the shot went in, Robbins 
and his teammates celebrated 
only to have end with a charging 
call which nullified the basket 
thus giving the Freshmen the 
win and the chance to play the 

Sophomores for the champion- 

In the championship game 
everyone though that the Fresh- 
men would give the Sophomores 
trouble. It seemed that way for 
the first 10 minutes of the game. 
But then Kevin Becker took over 
the game again, hitting four 
straight 3 pointers to give the 
Sophomores the lead for good. 
Kevin finished the game 7 for 10 
and 1 1 for 18 for the series from 
the 3 point range. 

"The Freshmen played a 
good, hard game but they didn't 
have anything to stop Becker," 
said Clarence Magee. Becker was 
named MVP of the series as the 
Sophomores won the Rees Series 

In the consolation game, the. 
Junior took out their revenge 
and anger out on the Senior. 
Junior, Reggie Brown lead a 
scorers with 33 points. For the 
Seniors, only John Appel and 
Sean Johnson came out to play 
each scoring 22 points a piece. 

Congratulations to Kevin 
Becker and the Sophomores for 
winning it all and to the Fresh- 
men for providing an exciting 
first game and a valiant effort in 
the second game. As for the 
senior, thank God you guys 
graduate this year. Till next year, 
I bid you peace. 

Dr.Beav's All 
Tournament Team 

♦Sean Johnson 

John Appel 

Reggie Brown 

Mike Robbins 

Jeremy Beckworth 

David Zinke 


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reason than in 1994. The Chicago's United Center which 

destruction of Hurricane Strike shows replays presented by 
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foolish enough to make them reality it is the high ticket prices 
role models. that have made for high salaries 

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Forum discusses issues facing young Adventists 

I by Jeane Hernandez 

The Adventist Forum was 
I held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the 
I Collegedale Academy auditorium 
s open for all who wanted 
| to attend. The topic was Advent- 
u 2000 and the panel was 
made up of four Southern Col- 
lege students: Sean Rosas, Greg 
Tamp, Jeff Evans and Ken 
jVetmore, and two Collegedale 
kcademy students: Jackie 
leGrave and Garrett Nudd. 

The discussion led out by Dr. 
iuth Williams-Morris was on 
ssues. A survey of 351 
rn College students was 
^ken and the top four issues 
icted with youth were: 
Mfestyles (jewelry, movies, etc.) 
xording to 96 students, ordina- 
3n of women and other gender 
felated issues according to 46 
mudents, Youth (losing them, 
lelping them, etc.) according to 
students, and the Church 
rvice format according to IS 

The forum began with a 
;sion of what the panelists 
s problems among the 
[outh. Here are their views: 
Jackie DeGrave, a JR at C.A., 
a problem among students 
ige in the spiritual benefit 
are receiving from church 
rams. "There is very little 
fcarticipation," says Jackie, "They 
|tand out in the halls." 

Garrett Nudd said that asking 
lestions about what you be- 
ve seems to show doubt and is 





The Adventist Forum, led by Dr. Ruth Mil jams-Morris, tackled youth 
issues. Topping the list were lifestyles, gender issues, youth, and 
church service formats. Several Southern students participated in 
the panel. 

discouraged. He says, "We need 
the freedom to express doubts." 

Sean Rosas believes youth 
have become a reflection of their 
parent's culture. "1 think Sabbath 
is just a cultural experience. We 
have lost the main focus. Christ 
is to be the center," says Sean. 
He also feels youth are inad- 
equately prepared for the real 
world. "When reality bites, they 
realize they don't have indi- 
vidual identity," says Sean, 

Greg Camp discussed the 
need for Adventist youth to 
know what other faiths believe in 
and be able to defend their own. 

Jeff Evans talked about the 
different views people have of 

\Campus Ministries 
highlight: Remnant 

py Jeane Hernandez 

"After two hours of all of us 
talking in the wilderness, I went 
funning down the mountain, my 
Jbag drops, 1 trip, fail face first in 
■the mud, the food falls, the 
■jalopeno sauce rolls down the 
I mountain, and Chris Sorensen 
I comes over to me, sits on me 
land starts singing," says Mark 
iTorsney, recalling the camping 
I trip the Remnant members took 
|to get to know each other for the 

■ first time. It was an orientation 
| they have never forgotten. 

Remnant is a singing group 

■ under Campus Ministries made 
| "P of six members. "It's the first 

v Remnant since ' ," says 
I J P. Cardo, who leads out the 
I group. The members are 
I Lisseidy Astacio, JR (first so- 
I prano), Evie Nogales, FR (second 
I soprano), Karen Bailey, JR (first 
lalto), Crystal Wilbanks, SO 
■Csecond alto), Mark Torsney, FR 

(baritone), Chris Sorensen, FR 
(first tenor), JP Cardo, JR (sec- 
ond tenor), and Jennifer Minner, 
FR (accompaniment). 

Remnant's home show was 
Friday, February 24th for Ves- 
pers at Collegedale Church. "I 
thought the music was excellent, 
but what I appreciated the most 
was the sharing and their sincer- 
ity," says Rodney Payne II, 
Campus Ministries Director. 

Remnant has performed for 
Koinonia Sabbath school, High- 
land View Academy, Highland 
Academy, and the General 
Conference to name a few 
places. They will also be touring 
Canada during their spring 

"We ate with people and 
stayed in their houses. I didn't 
want to leave," says Lisseidy, 
"They will always be a part of my 

The students at HVA did an 

women's ordination. "I believe 
Jesus calls 'people' into his 
service," says Jeff, "God also 
allowed divinity and humanity to 
abide in the womb of a woman." 

Ken Wetmore believed 
Adventists' strength is in their 
heritage. "When we began, the 
church was full of committed 
Christians who wanted to see 
Jesus come soon and they 
worked together," says Ken, "We 
have lost our vision for missions 
that they had. Why should 
teachers, pastors, evangelists... 
do the work that each one of us 
is intended to do." 

Some possible solutions were 
discussed among the panelists: 

Garrett believes problems 
stem from family values and that 
the family plays an integral role 
in a youth's view of Christianity. 

Jackie thinks the church 
separates the worship services 
too much. She says there are 
fuller Sabbath schools when it's 
not focused on the Do's and 
Don'ts, but more on personal 
testimonies and sharing in 

Sean believes that "now that 
we have the truth, that's it. 
We've suffocated spirituality. I 
believe we can make a change 

Greg pointed to teachers as 
having a big role in how 
student's view Christianity. 

Jeff made the point that we 

contribute to the spirituality of 
the church. 

Ken believes each member 
needs to decide on his own, not 
to teach someone doctrine, but 
to make someone's life better. 

The forum may not have 
come up with concrete answers 
to youth issues, but one thing 
was sure: youth spoke out and 
their voice was heard. Ken says, 
"1 think we're moving slowly." 
Regarding youth ministry he 
adds, "The youth don't need to 
be up front all the time. They 
just need to be a part of the 
whole unit. They need to see 
Christ lived out in others and see 
them be happy in Jesus." 

afterglow after Remnant's con- 
cert there. "I came from public 
high school and I didn't expect 
it." says Mark, "They feel what 
we feel alot and that makes us 
feel better." 

Remnant's motto says JP 
Cardo Is 'Jesus is real, Jesus 
loves you, and Jesus is coming 

back soon and very soon.' "The 
strength of our group," says 
Cardo, "is that we minister to 
ourselves first." 

Traveling, practicing, pray- 
ing, sharing and seeing the Lord 
work through their concerts are 

See Remnant, p. 15 

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Foreign Affairs 

God's army 
writes home 

I received a postcard in 
the mail last week from a friend 
with which I worked on Ebeye 
last year. It had Mickey and 
Donald on the front, our two 
favorite Walt Disney charac- 
ters. The message on the back 
made me very happy and sad 
ail at the same time. Happy 
because she told me that 
things had worked out for her 
to go back to Ebeye, which she 
really wanted to do. It aJso 
brought back many memories 
from last year, the friendship 
we formed and all the trials we 
made it through together. 

It made me sad because 
her closing statement went, 
"it's not going to be the same 
without you." At that moment, 
I would have given anything to 
be on that plane, headed back 
to the Islands with her . My 
heart was breaking all over 
again knowing that Tommie 
would be able to do all the 
things with the kids that we 
had done last year. But after a 
few minutes of self pity, 1 
realized that just because God 
saw fit for Tommie to go back 
now. didn't mean that one day 
I wouldn't get the same oppor- 

Tommie, if you are given 
the opportunity to read this , 
YES I'm jealous. But I wish you 
the best and you're in my 
prayers. You better write me. 
Hug all my babies, K? 

You're probably wondering 
what my point is. My point is, 
things in life aren't always 
going to go as planned and 
many things will happen 
unexpectedly. God does things 
that we often don't under- 
stand, but He is always willing 
to use you if you'll let Him. 

This week, I thought we 
would take a look at what was 
going on in several of our 
student missionaries lives. As 
you have all probably learned 
by now, SM life is anything but 
typical. Some of the letters 
you'll be reading are from the 
Islands of Yap, Majuro, Ebeye 

Friends from the islands pose to say hello. 

and even from Australia. 

Without anything further 
from me, lets see what's going 

Things are going well here in 
Yap. That is, -for the most part. 
You see, I've been in bed with 
the chicken pox for the last 
week. But besides that, things 
are great with a capital G. ... Tell 
everyone that they should be an 
Sm on this beautiful island. Tell 
them it's really not as primitive 
as everyone says. Or at least, it 
doesn't seem to be after six 
Robby Wooten , SM, Yap. 

The first Spanish youth camp 
was held at Ankara Youth Camp, 
on December 2 — 4, with the 
participation of more than 20 
young people from the newly 
formed Spanish group( soon to 
be a company.) 

The theme of the camp was 
"Get to know your friend Jesus." 
The camp was organized with 
the purpose of getting kids 
involved in church activities, 
and helping them become aware 
that being a Christian can be so 
much fun 

Moses Guerrero, youth leader, 

God is truly blessing here. On 
November 13, ten new souls 
were added to the kingdom of 
God!!!! Since then these 10 youth 
have been asking for more Bible 
studies on Revelation, etc. I 
prayed that God would give me 
the opportunity to give Bible 
studies locally. Soon after that, 
the pastor (who is leaving) 
referred me to several 7th and 8 
th grade boys and girls who 
wanted to be baptized. We've 
been studying twice a week since 
then and they've learned a lot. 

Well, encourage those pro- 
spective SM's for next year, to 
start preparing spiritually NOW! 
It can be the best or worst 
experience of their life. It's what 
they make of it. 
Travis Patterson SM, Majuro. 

During the second week of 
January, our pastor, Lannon 
Jokray, conducted a week of 
prayer for the high school 
students. He talked to them 
about the Golden Rule of doing 
to others what we want them to 
do to us. Quite a number of the 
students have expressed an 
interest in further Bible studies 
(in addition to their regular Bible 

classes) . Please pray for these 
students, that they will form 
relationships with Christ that 
will help them successfully 
combat the forces of evil that 
assail them on Ebeye. 

Just when we thought we had 
our water problem solved, it has 
returned to haunt us. The 
desalination plant has been 
having major trouble. So the city . 
has stopped pumping water 
regularly. Since we have had 
little rain, we are back to using 
our well water , which is a little 

Meiinda Hill, Principal's wife, 

Jester puts juggling skills to good use 

by Julie Till: 

Out of 

Copeland started her own jug- 
gling business called the Best 
Jester. "It's hard to find juggling 
equipment in the states," she 
said. "You have to get it by mail 
order. So, we just decided to sell 
our own equipment." 

Two years ago, 
while on spring 
break in England, 
a family friend 
taught her and hei 
brother how to 
juggle. "We prac- 
ticed while we 

ichool's pep rallies and football 

As part of her business, 
Jessica makes jester caps. 
"Those are a special order item, 
she said."! make them in what- 
ever colors you want— your 
school colors or your favorite 
colors. You get up to eight 

juggling equip- ] 
ment anywhere." 

Jessica and her brother, 
Alexander, juggle for parties at 
the elementary school where 
their mom teaches. Alexander 
also performs at his high 

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Peterson's announces 
Internet education center 

|peterson's Press Release 
The primary provider of 
jucational information in the 
Jjnited States, Peterson's Guides, 

., has established Peterson's 
Iducation Center on the 
^llernet. The Center creates a 
hique gateway to a wide range 
f information about educational 
ititutions, programs, and 
llated resources for users 
nrldwide. The Center is set up 
Ti the World Wide Web, the 
videly used Internet plat- 

Initially, the Center will carry 
rchable data and narrative on 
tcational institutions at all 
ils, including summer pro- 
for youngsters, and ' 


ail and college applications, 
■b postings for positions at 
mer camps are now up, and 
r job lists will follow later 
/ear. As the Center devel- 
new information resources 
3e developed for a wide 
flige of needs and additional 

s will be installed. A News 
e will be maintained and 
irsonal utilities, such as portfo- 
fnbuilding and self-assessment, 
I be offered. 

All summer programs, pri- 
tte schools, colleges, and 
versities have been given a 
i, which features basic infor- 

mation, in the Center. For those 
institutions working with 
Peterson's in other publishing 
projects, the Center Site will also 
provide extensive information 
from those projects. Features 
and functions, such as campus 
tours, direct application, and 
queries, can be added to create 
a virtual information office. 
When the Center is fully con- 
structed, users will be able to 
browse through complete data- 
bases of information at any 
academic level or go directly to 
an institution's Center Site, 
conduct characteristic or key- 
word searches, plan a visit, look 
at viewbooks and catalogs, send 
documents, look for a position, 
talk to a colleague, etc. — all by 
using easy commands- 

The address of the new 
Peterson's Education Center is 
Information about graduate 
programs has been available 
since early January and informa- 
tion about undergraduate insti- 
tutions will be available this 
month. Development in the 
private school and summer 
camp sectors is under way with 
Job Postings for summer camps 
already up for this summer. 
Schools and colleges are ex- 
pected to start building on their 
Sites in another month or so. 

Pathfinders do without 
lo others can have more 

9 Jennifer Attaway 
Pathfinders of the 
legedale Church held a 30- 
pur fast this past weekend. 
J>uth groups across the United 
|ates and Canada are participat- 
i correlation with World 

World Vision, a Christian, 

ered more than $300 from this 
30-hour fast that began Friday 
noon. Friday evening, the group 
went to the Net '95 meeting and 
assisted with the hosting duties. 
On Sabbath, they continued the 
fast and at 3 p.m., student mis- 
sionaries from Southern pro- 
vided a program for the Path 

50 cents will feed a child overseas for an entire day 

i-profit organization, works in 

mi; poverty-stricken people in 

ca and abroad. The Path- 

s heard about the famine 

fogram and decided to take 

Although $15 for each Path- 
■nder was the goal, they got 
people to sponsor them with any 
int of money — 50 cents will 
a child overseas for an 
|ntire day. 

The Pathfinders have gath- 

finders. The S.M.'s let the chil 
dren know that 
well in these 

bringing the gospel of Jesus 
Christ to these people," said 
Cathy McFaddin. The activity 
was an encouragement to the 

Afterwards, the group went 
to help again with the Net '95 
seminar. Following the meeting, 
the Pathfinders returned and 
had a celebration party of 

Faculty Feature 

A time to 
remember, and 
a time to forget 

by Floyd Greenleaf 

Not long ago, someone called me at home t 
old times when we were much younger. It was <_ 
those experiences. Softball, football. We had played together and 
against each other. Funny happenings at school. And a lot of 
other things that we had done. Not all of them we did together, 
but it was our life in the same town and the same school that we 

He was a gangly kid then, a bit tall for his age, with long legs 
and big feet that got in his way when he tried to run. He was 
younger than me, but bigger. I could outrun him, but he could do 
other things better because of his size. We remembered to- 
gether, and laughed again as though we were still there. 

"Do you remember . . . ?" 

"Yeah. Wow, it doesn't seem ..." 

"Me too. I thought then that ..." 

The minutes on the telephone ticked away. My grandfather 
clock chimed a new hour. Our conversation kept on. 1 1 was so 
good to remember. 

Then I thought I detected something different in his voice. He 
was leading up to something. I could tell that he wanted to say 

"Did you know that I was mad at you a lot?" 

"Did I know what ?" 

"That I really tried to hurt you in some of those football ..." 

"No. I didn't know that." 

"It's been a long time. It's been on my mind. Thought ! would 
like to talk to you. You've forgotten about it?" 

"Well, I do remember getting knocked flat a few times. Hard, 
too. I guess I've forgotten it, but I never thought about it as more 
than the game. Those were good times. I remember that . . . " ■ 

"Yeah, I know. But I wanted to talk to you. I wanted to tell you 
that ..." 

It had been so good to remember. And suddenly, I realized 
that it was also good to forget. 

thanks. McFaddin said, "We have consequences for actions, and 2) 
a great group of kids. The two everything happens for a pur- 
main things we want to teach pose — don't take what you 
them are that 1) there are have for granted." 

Student PerspectivelFoct/s On: Daryl Co/ei 

by Allison Titus 

Is it what you tell your significant 
other, what you put down as your 
weight, or even what you pul on week- 
end leaves? What is the truth? 

Back in elementary school, you 
looked forward to becoming an adult. 
When you became an adult, which the 
majority of the students at this college 
are, you gained responsibility, depend- 
ing on the level of people's faith in you. 

Everyone likes to be trusted and 
believed in, but when you forget or com 
statement that you made, you are breaking a promise. 

Each time you promise to faithfully write an old academy 
friend, to save your money for something better than Taco Bell, 
or to exercise at the crack of dawn, and you neglect to fulfill that 
promise, you diminish your credibility. 

Sometimes it is easy to cross the thin line between fact and 
fiction. On occasion, even I find myself embellishing a story to 
add that special amount of flavor. But is it right? 

Your word is your bond. If it cannot be trusted, neither can 

liently overlook a 

Some can wiggle out of 
traffic traumas, no trouble 

by Allison Titus 

It happens to almost every 
person at one time or another. 
Every one will eventually be 
stopped by a police officer and 
issued a ticket for a parking 
violation, speeding, or even 
failure to follow posted signs. 

Many suggestions have been 
made about how to avoid being 
ticketed and receiving only a 
warning. Some, such as claiming 
you are going to a funeral to 
avoid a speeding ticket, are 
morbid, but more likely to work 
than others. 

Dr. Lynn Sauls of the Journal- 
ism Department may have struck 
pay dirt with his strategy. When 
an officer pulled him over for 
speeding, Sauls decided to admit 
to everything. He raised his 

a warning. 

Stacy DeLay and her hus- 
band Scott were driving home 
one evening when they were 
pulled over in their own drive 
way. The officer said that they 
were speeding and violated 
several stop signs. The officer 
then asked if they lived in the 
house where they had stopped. 
After finding out they did, he let 
them off with a warning. "It 
turned out," DeLay said, "that it 
was his grandfather's house." 

Though these solutions 
could work in some cases, the 
best way to avoid ticketing has 
and always will be, to obey all 
traffic laws and drive safely. 

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"I guess the best word to de- 
scribe me," said Daryl Cole, publi- 
cations and media relations assis- 
tant, "is variety." 

On the job, Cole does advertis 
ing work for Southern College, 
designs logos, produces videos, 
and sets up photo shoots. ..a little 
of this and a little of that. In his 
spare time, he enjoys all sports 
(except basketball and especially 
volleyball), sings (he used to be it 
a quartet), plays the saxophone, 
skiis on both water and snow, and goofs off with friends. 

An alumnus of Southern College (class of 1992), Cole started 
working for the publications department full-time this school year 
after finishing an internship at Channel 3, a few extra classes, and 
an Olive Garden career. Although it's stressful sometimes, Cole 
said he likes his job at Southern and plans to stick around. "I like 
being around younger people," he said. Cole plans to get his 
Master's degree someday in public relations or communications 
and said eventually he'd like to teach at Southern part-time. 

Cole's musical taste ranges from Christian contemporary to 
classical to jazz. He's a die-hard NBC fan (you know, the 
"Seinfeld," "Wings," Trasier," "ER" thing) and said his favorite 
movie is "Princess Bride." 

"They should make another one of those," said Cole, "and call 
it the Prince's Wife or something." 

And Cole is proud of his accomplishments in life. "For the 
past six years," he said, "I've cut my own hair. Just don't look loo 

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2nd Annual AIDSwalk takes off for D. C. at noon 

by Alicia Goree 

At noon tomorrow, a group 
of nearly 25 students and sup- 
porters will take off on the mos 
physically exhausting spring 
| break in history. These people 
vill walk over 600 miles, from 
I Wright Hall to the steps of the 
I capitol in Washington, D. C, to 
Ipromote AIDS awareness. 

Although each person has a 
■different reason for taking on th 
Challenge, the goal is a commor 
— to show that abstinence 
n drugs and extra-marital se 
le only way to prevent the 
Ipread of AIDS. 

"Thanks to many answered 
prayers, we are ready to go," 
said Sophomore Tony Barkley, 
one of the walkers. "God came 
through for us on this like He 
always does." A lot of generous 
people and businesses have 
donated time, money, and sup- 
plies for the trip. 

The trip is a relay, via Hwy. 
11, with three walkers on the 
road at a time. The teams will 
walk every six hours around the 
clock (except on Sabbaths) until 
they reach Washington, D. C. 

Press conferences and 
literature distribution will oc- 

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From Remnant, p. 11 

what has brought this group close together. "Music is powerful," 
says Mark, "It's a full circle. We minister to each other." 

Karen says, "We're not people who just get together and prac- 
tice. We're family." 

Evle says the group has come a long way from the camping trip 
experience. "We've learned acceptance. At first we couldn't accept 
each other's criticism," says Mark, "Now we know that it's not 
because they (eel they are better, but because they care." 

Recalling lunny experiences. Chris says with a smile, '"We've 
been through so much, we can get through anything." 

J.P. Cardo says he will be the lirst one that will probably have to 
leave Remnant. "It doesn't matter il you're in Remnant or not. We're 
here because we love music. It's a bond that can't be broken." 

Crystal feels Remnant has given her a feeling of accomplishment 
knowing that even just once, God has used her to touch someone 

Karen says, "I'll take a love o! God I never knew before and an 
experience to show emotions I didn't think were possible for me." 

All of them have witnessing experiences they will take with them 
forever. Mark says a couple ol his Jewish friends from high school 
came to one of their concerts. "It was nerve racking for me. They 
came up to me and said it was real good. They came and enjoyed it." 

Crystal remembers a concert where a ten-year-old boy came up 
to her and said, 'I liked your song alot.' "1 felt so good. One person 
makes it all worthwhile." 

Remnant is all about young college students witnessing through 
t there," says'Lisseidy, "He's listening to us and 

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What are you doing for spring break? 

"I'm going home to see my 

parents, then we are all going 

to D. C. for vacation." 

"I'm going on the Second 

Annual AIDSwalk for Absti- 

mce. We are walking to D. C. 

to promote abstinence." 

Gary Grant 

"I'm taking a friend to D. C. be- 
cause they've never been out of 

Kristin Lockwitz 

Thursday, 3/2 


—Assembly, College 

—Vespers, Judy 



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Friday, 3/3, to 

Sunday, 3/12 

Saturday, 3/18 

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Monday, 3/20, to Sat- 

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—International week 

Monday, 3/13 

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Wednesday, 3/22 

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Thursday, 3/16 

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Friday, 3/17 

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Ofliciai Student Newspaper 
Volume 50, Issue 12 '"76e. 

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AIDSwalk memories— prayer, songs, blisters 

KfKgs students joined 
$05$Southern stu- 

Ron du Preez and Gary Grant share a hug. 

by Larisa Myers Th! 

a dark and rainy 
| afternoon when the group set 
- 16 students, one faculty 
I member, four retirees, one 

| goals: to walk over 600 miles 

e their message, "Absti- 
| nence or AIDS." 

The second annual Southern 
| College "AIDSwalk for Absti- 
i," however drearily it 
i, ended in huge success, 
| says Dr. Ron du Preez, who 
organized the trip. 

As the students walked from 
town to town on secondary 
roads (no main highways) they 
stopped at shopping malls, 
grocery stores, gas stations and 
schools passing out literature, 
and talking one-on-one about the 
benefits of a drug-free, 
"nonogomous lifestyle. "Ninety- 
live percent of the people were 
receptive and supportive," says 
du Preez. 

"We passed out little pam- 


Phlets called 'Abstir 

: ho ice," said 
Junior Alicia 
!Goree. "If we 
reached at least 
one person, all 
those blisters 

The group 
isited three 
olleges along 
Ithe way: Lee 
;College in 
't%'\*Yy , /( where 10 

dents to walk 

itwo miles in the 
in); the Uni- 

iversity of Ten- 
lie; and Lib- 

jerty Univer 


Throughout the trek, the 
local media featured the 
AlDSwalkers in newspapers and 
on radio and television. "The 
walkers would stop 
and watch themselves on TV," 
said du Preez. 

The group walked, relay 
style, 23 hours a day with at 
least two walkers on the road at 
all times except for morning and 
evening worships, du Preez 
estimates that each person 
walked between 10 and 20 miles 
a day. "The walkers were abso- 
lutely incredible," says du Preez. 
"I couldn't believe it. The 
weather didn't phase anybody." 

And if anything had phased 
the group it would have been the 
weather. The first night the 
walkers encountered rain, sleet, 
and snow. And after that it was 
just rain, day after day. 

"We were dirty, tired, and 
some of us didn't even like each 
other at first," said Goree. "The 
only thing that held us together 
and made us a team was the 

t presence of the Holy 

AIDSwalk participant Tony 
Barkley said his favorite memory 
comes from when the group was 
in Knoxville. "We were standing 
arm in arm singing 'Side by 
Side,'" he said. "That was when 
we finally bonded together and 
started to focus on the group 

visit wilh Dr. Ben Carson, 
pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns 
Hopkins Medical Center in 
Baltimore, Maryland. 

All those the AlDSwalkers 
visited with were supportive of 
what the group stood for. Said 
Congressman Bartlett, "AIDS is 
the only disease known to man- 
kind that is totally fatal. It is also 

About half of the AlDSwalkers march beside the US Capitol on 
Friday, March 10. The group trekked over 600 miles to the nation's 
capitol to promote abstinence from drugs and extra-marital sex as 
the best way to avoid AIDS. 

and the mission instead of 

The walkers were well fed 
and cared for along the way. 
Lillian and Mac McKinney and 
Andy and Shirley Chastain 
served as official cooks and 
provided home-style meals with 
plenty of snacks for those all- 
night vigilantes. "We were not 
short of food," says du Preez. "If 
anything, we gained weight." 

The group arrived in Wash- 
ington, D.C. and was greeted by a 
minus two degree wind chill 
factor, but a warm welcome. 
They were met by S.D.A World 
News reporter Paula Weber. 
They then visited Congressmen 
Zach Wamp and Roscoe Bartlett, 
and enjoyed an impromptu tour 
of the Capitol building, including 
Vice-president Al Gore's office, 
The weekend also included a 

the only disease that would 
disappear in one generation if 
people simply behaved them- 

Throughout the trip, says du 
Preez, God constantly provided 
evidence of His care. "We knew 
without a doubt that God was 
leading in this venture," he says. 

du Preez is already thinking 
ahead to next year and the 
possibility of another AIDSwalk, 
perhaps from Washington, D.C. 
to Montreal. This would com- 
plete the south to north route in 
three consecutive years. But that 
will be up to next year's group to 

"It was the most memorable 
and enjoyable spring break I'd 
ever had," said Barkley. "Spring 
Break is sometimes a selfish 
break, and it was refreshing to 
serve others. 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2 
Opinion p. 3 
News p. 4 - 6 

World News p. 7 
Features p. 8 - 9 
Sports p. 10 

Religion p. 11 
Foreign Affairs p. 12 
Lifestyles p. 13 - 16 

Southern Accent 


March 24, | 

Campus Notes 

The Sixth annual Southern College Communica- 
tors Workshop will offer classes in Writing for 
Publication, Computer-aided Publishing, Media 
relations, Crisis Communication, and 

Students may earn 1-3 hours of credit in these 
hands-on workshops May 8-11. Pre-registration is 
required. For more information, call the Journalism 
Dept. at 238-2730. 

The Bloodmobile will be in front of Wright Hall 
for Blood Assurance March 28 and 29. There will 
be sign-up sheets in each dorm and in the student 
center. Each person that participates will receive a 
t-shirt. For more information call 238-2787. 

Destiny's home show will be in the church on 
March 31 at 8:00 p.m. This year's theme is the 
great controversy written by Maria Rodriguez, a 
Southern College alumnus. 

The guys dorm is sponsoring a 2-man outdoor 
basketball tournament. Contacts — Dean Hobbs, 
Dean Negron, Matt Wilson. 

The Student Association is having a "Billy Bob's 
Bar-B-Q" and a western movie in the cafeteria on 
March 22. Anyone is invited. Contacts — Heather 
Aasheim, Bill Wohlers, Windy Cockrell. 

The Biology Department announces the Smoky 
Mountain Flora for first summer session. Enroll 
now for an experience you will always treasure. 
One week of classwork on campus and two weeks 
of camping in the Smokies (May 9-26) will get you 
three hours of credit. Sign up in the Biology De- 
partment (Hackman 104) to get your name on the 

Saturday, April 8, the Collegedale chapter of the 
Adventist Theological Society will host the presi- 
dent of the national ATS, Ed Zinke, who will speak 
on "The Role of the Doctrine of Creation in SDA 
Theology." The meeting will convene in the 
Pierson Chapel of Miller Hall on the Southern cam- 
pus at 3:00 p.m. After the presentation, a brief 
membership session will be held to choose a nomi- 
nating committee to nominate new chapter offic- 

You are invited to a recital with Bryony Stroud 
Watson, violin, and Nancy Johnston, piano, at the 
Cadek Conservatory Recital Hall on Sunday, April 
2, at 3 p.m. The program, a part of the Cadek 90th 
anniversary Concert Series, is free, and will include 
works by Beethoven, de Falla, J.S. Bach, and 

We're X'rs— 
not slackers 

Here it comes, the big 
moment! I've been waiting 
for it for four long years. I'm 
more than ready for it. But 
I'm afraid it's not ready for 
me. In fact, a lot of people 
keep telling me that getting a 
job today is near impossible. 

In that case, why have I 
spent $50,000, and four years 
of my life, preparing myself 
for the job market? Why? 
Because I wanted to improve 
myself, increase my general 
knowledge, and just have J/ie 
college experience? Yes, and 
no. The main reason I came 
to college was because I was 
told that to get a job I 
needed a college education. 
And now my education can't 
guarantee me anything. Yes, 
I'm bitter. And angry that 
because our economy is so 
messed up, I have no prom- 
ise that I will be able to get 
the job I want. 

Well, I'm not about to just 
sit around and wait for the 
economy to fix itself. I could 
be old and grey by then 
Numerous magazines have 
run articles about my gen era . 
tion, the X-generation who 
are ages 18-30, and how we're 
slackers. Well, I strongly 
disagree with that statement 
and I'm sure a lot of my 
readers, who are X'rs them- 
selves, would also disagree 
I'd like to think that we are 
fighting this stigma. After all, 
a recent Roper Organization' 
study commissioned by 
Mademoiselle, found that we 
X'rs tend to be more cultur- 
ally diverse, more socially 
aware and more likely to 
delay marriage than our 
parents were at the same age, 

So, despite the odds, as 
graduation approaches ever 
more rapidly, I find myself 
endlessly scouring the em- 
ployment section of my 
hometown newspaper, beg- 
ging my professors for any 
knowledge they have about 
upcoming positions in my 
field, and eavesdropping on 
conversations between 
professional looking people. 
(Sad, I know, but all's fair in 
job hunting.) And 1 will 
prevail, as will the rest of my 
generation. Because if there's 
one thing that rings true of 
X'rs, it's that we're deter- 
mined. And determination 
often wins the game. 



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I wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge "Thank You" 
o all the students who supported my campaign for S.A. Presi- 
dent I would especially like to thank Emiko Miyagi, my campaign 
Imanager. Becky Mills and Greg Rice, my campaign publicists, all 
|ol my campaign stalf, and my friends and family for their unwa- 
TvniiL: devotion. 

I have committed my time to you, the students of Southern 
fcollege, and I will continue to work on issues such as lowering 
lafeteria prices and negotiating curfews as a Senator. Once again 
Thank you for all your support! 

New lab boosts education 

/OMBA is up and on the air 

piimberly Marshall 

e Oak Mountain, on 
n channels five and 26, 
i on the air since March 
■This non-prolit station is 
least directly from WSMC's 
d and presents program- 
from the 3 Angels Broad- 
,t Network (3ABN), owned and 
•ated by Adventist laymen, 
■11 as programs which are 
jced locally. 

!l funding for the station has 
from the donations of 
us people in the commu- 

nity. "Hopefully, WOMBA will be 
included in church budgets as 
well as in the budgets of indi- 
viduals," said Blake Hauge, 
director of programming for the 

The conference has sup- 
ported the station by giving 
subsidy towards the purchasing 
of the Adventist Communication 
Net Satellite receiver, which will 
enable the station to offer 
Adventists programs which 
cannot otherwise be received. 

"Our mission is to carry the 

by Heidi Boggs 

The education program 
shoots in to the 21st century 
with a new Classroom Computer 
Lab. The 5200,000 lab will in- 
clude MPC Pentium 90 comput- 
ers, Electronic Chalkboards and 
Virtual Reality. 

The renovated classroom in 
Summerour Hall will be com- 
pleted in July, '95. Dr. Jon Green 
of the Education Department has 
been negotiating with Microsoft 
Corporation, Computer Connec- 
tion, and HS1-TRO Learning to 
acquire the new equipment. 

Southern is a pioneer in the 
race towards the classroom of 
tomorrow. Education majors will 
work with the Distant Learning 
Labs in Michigan as part of their 

observation hours. The 
telecommunicated tutoring 
represents a first in the interna- 
tional move towards a satellite 
facilitated work environment. 

Futuristic, computerized 
physics, chemistry and biology 
labs are in line for installation. 
With the surround sound, 3-D 
projections and field trips via 
Virtual Reality, students are in 
for the ultimate 21st century 

The lab will produce highly 
qualified teachers that will lead 
to a more effective use of re- 
sources and knowledge. The 
customized teaching, facilitated 
by the new lab, will prepare 
students for the fast paced world 
of the future. 

gospel message of Christ and to 
help our viewers develop a 
closer personal relationship with 
God," said Hauge. The station wil 
offer 6 hours of its own program- 
ming daily, and the rest of the 
programming will come from 

"We anticipate working vvilli 

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Southern's Journalism Depart- 
ment to produce a news pro- 
gram that will air Monday 
through Thursday," commented 
Hauge. "My personal goal is to 
offer students a quality media 
television laboratory experience 
that they would otherwise not 

Sahly's contract 
renewed; bylaws 
may be changed 

by Kimberly Marshall 

Following the announcement 
of the invitation extended to Dr. 
Don Sahly by the NAD Board of 
Higher Education, Southern's 
board renewed Sahly's appoint- 
ment as president, and will 
recommend to the 1996 South- 
ern College Constituency Board 
a change in bylaws giving the 
president a three-year rather 
than a one-year contract. 

In the past, the board has 
voted yearly to renew the 
contract of the college presi- 
dent, issuing a one-year con- 
tract. On March 8, the decision 
was made to vote every five 
years, but the contract was still 
only good for 12 months. "It's 
hard to do long-term planning 
when there is only a one-year 
contract," replied Sahly. "A 
more extended contract gives 
me a significantly different 
perspective than a one-year 

"It looks, at this time, like I 
will be staying here. Southern 
has a lot of future. It's probably 
the most dynamic institution 
among the Adventist colleges. I 
feel very privileged to be work- 
ing here at this time." 

Southern Accent 

IM rf^WQ 

March 24 

Gold, Goree, Howell, Myers, Tillman, 
DeLay nominated for NCAA Award 

by Bertha Simatupang 

Six Southern College journal- 
ism students were nominated for 
the National Collegiate Commu- 
nication Arts Award. 

Stacy Gold, Alicia Goree, Angi 
Howell, Larisa Myers, Julie 
Tillman, and Stacy Spaulding 
DeLay were nominated because 
of their G.P.A., enthusiasm, 
attitude and cooperative spirit, 
responsibility, and leadership. 

The purpose of the NCAA 
Award is to pay tribute to the 
devotion and contributions of 
these outstanding students. 
"Each student has spent many 
hours and years contributing to 

Southern College and the com- 
munities," says Dr. Pamela 
Harris, chair of the Journalism 

The nominated students will 
be recognized in the United 
States Achievement Academy 
(USAA) Official Collegiate Year- 
book and aJso eligible to com- 
pete for scholarship grants 
ranging from $100 to $1,500. 

"This award shows that 
students work hard in mastering 
skills in communication," says 
Harris. "These students often 
become leaders in their field and 
in their society." 

Becker takes ping-pong tourney 

by Peter Hwang 

Rain or shine, the games will 
go on! Talge hall held the annual 
ping pong tournament through- 
out the month of February. Many 
residents of Talge paid $1 to 
enter the tournament hoping to 
win the grand prize of $50. Each 
match was played during their 
free time, just as long as they 
finished before the set date, or a 
i would be tossed to decide a 
-. There was single eli 

i the 1 

5 Hall 

rec room, but only three players 
came out on top and won cash 
prizes. First place went to Kevin 
Becker, who won $50. Second 
place went to Craig Davis, $25. 
Third place went to Chris 
Murray, $10. Congratulations to 


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fSMC faces new issues in its NPR station role 

yUrisa Myers 

To be or not to be. Is that 
, e question for WSMC? 
[n a public forum last week, 
m Don Sahly, and WSMC Station 
■anager Dan Landrum met with 
Immunity "movers and shak- 
\; Southern College staff, 
§MC staff, and a few students 
scuss what has become an 
> in the Collegedale/Chatta- 
Ifttga community — NPR90 
| It all began when Bill 
ISJverson, director of public 
Iffiirs at the McCallie School 
IKte an editorial that appeared 
^Bie Chattanooga Times in 
■ober, 1994. The piece pre- 
■ted a complaint that "from 
Kel Friday until Sunday 
Kiing WSMC deprives Chatta- 
Hga of NPR programming." 
Werson wrote that WSMC has 

ers have no voice in their radio 
station," "that there is no NPR 
programming on Friday, Satur- 
day and other days too," and 
that "WSMC has established a 
trust with the Chattanooga 
community. It is one which you 
must honor." Steverson also 
referred to the fact that pro- 
grams are sometimes edited and 
that Talk of the Nation, a pro- 
gram that is live for most NPR 
listeners, is played on a one hour 

Others at the meeting ex- 
pressed concern with "censor- 
ship" and questioned the Sab- 
bath issue. In addition, some 
said they missed programming 
such as the Metropolitan Opera 
and Prairie Home Companion 
which was withdrawn from its 
Saturday night feature position 
due to content. 

How benign do we want to be as Adventists?" 

ss calling itself an NPR 
ice it is unwilling "to 
s with much of the 
jrgasbord of intelligent NPR 
cramming that is aired in 

P Steverson also started a 
IjBup called Chattanoogans for 
Inter Public Radio, an organiza- 
IHt that, Steverson says, is 
|Hde up of around 20 members 
B are dedicated to putting the 
■ftlic back in public radio. 
]B>st public stations have a 
■Bnmitiee of listeners," says 
|Hverson. "At WSMC, listeners 
Itotally excluded." 
| ln response to Steverson's 
■fflcle (and several letters that 
|B> appeared in the Times) 
^Jdrum wrote an article titled, 
^|e future of WSMC" that 
^Beared in the Nov. 7, 1994 
Hie of the Times. 
^■WSMC began as a low-pow- 
|8d station, serving the South- 
IB College community alone, 
IB 01 *-' Landrum. As it grew, so 
■J the issue of why program- 
ing changes as the sun sets. 
IBidrum explained that, "times 
lt e Ranged. WSMC's support 
■B e has grown along with its 
■ience." While Southern 
■ege used to be the main 
W M] s main source of income. 

■ Landrum also planned, along 
W Sahly, a meeting in which 
■nmunity members would 
■e a chance to question, 
■Mair.' and air concerns 

I Wson began the meeting 

■ again saying that "the listen- 

the meeting 
were not negative, however. "I 
think it would be very difficult to 
just poll this group and synthe- 
size what everybody wants and 
come up with programming that 
is equal to what we have," said a 
former airline pilot, who ex- 
plained that he had heard sta- 
tions across the nation that were 
"sorry" in comparison to WSMC. 

"I've lived here a year now," 
said former Atlanta resident Don 
Brown. "You don't know what 
problems public radio's up 
against until you've seen it in a 
market like that." 

Most present thanked the 
college for its support of the 
station, and expressed apprecia- 
tion for the quality of program- 
ming WSMC provides. " 

"Seeing that 38% of support 
comes from the college, I don't 
guess we can complain too much 
if you take out a 24 hour period," 
Dan Otter, a local lawyer, said. "I 
guess you've earned it." 

The college does contribute 
a hefty amount to the radio 
station by means of free space in 
Brock Hall, as well as around 
$56,000 a year (the amount of a 
teacher's salary including Social 
Security, retirement, medical 
benefits, family benefits and 
equipment allowance.) As a 
result. Sahly says that Southern 
has a right to influence what is 

Although the suggestion was 
made to transfer NPR weekend 
programming to the UTC or 
Chattanooga State radio stations, 
Landrum said in the meeting that 

the possibility had been ex- 
plored. "WUTC doesn't have the 
budget to carry weekend pro- 
grams," said Landrum. "They 
are barely hanging on." 

And Chattanooga State's 
station WAWL ("The Wall") is 
not a National Public Radio 
station, which would make it 
difficult to get a waver just to air 
weekend programs. Neither is 
the format of station program- 
ming conducive to more sophis- 
ticated news programming. 
WAWL is an alternative rock 

Sahly made it clear that 
Southern College will not com- 
promise on the issue of Sabbath- 
keeping. "It is of utmost impor- 
tance to keep the seventh day 
and keep it right," he said. 

Program adjustment on the 
weekend was also suggested. 
"We could take the church 
service off the air and go to 
religious classical music," Sahly 
says. "It is possible, but it is a 
detraction from our mission. We 
have to ask ourselves, how 
benign do we want to be as 

The board of directors for 
WSMC met last week and, in 

response to the public forum, 
voted to recommend to the 
Southern College Board of 
Trustees that two community 
members be added to the board 
of directors. In addition, the 
board recommended that an 
advisory board made up of 
community members be created 
to discuss problems and ideas 
and make recommendations to 
WSMC's board of directors. 

And Sahly is not adverse to 
the idea that the college may not 
be able to support an NPR 
station in the future. "Some of 
what happens has to do with 
what happens in Washington," 
he says. If funds are cut he is 
not willing to invest more college 
money into the station. 

"I can't justifiably do that," 
he says. "The radio station has 
more influence in the community 
[than at the college]. It does not 
impact the students." 

"If this is a public trust," 
Sahly says, "because of our 
beliefs and our practice of 
Sabbath observance, we may 
have to back away from public 
radio. There are some things we 
cannot compromise." 

Quartet performs in Florida 

by Cindy Maier 

Thursday night, March 3rd, 
Joey Davis, William Labrenz, 
Phillip White, and Tim 
Reutebuch headed to Florida. 
After driving all night, the quar- 
tet arrived at Pastor Walter 
Maier's home in Winter Haven, 
Florida. The Lake Wales and 
Lake View church district hosted 
the quartet on their first ever 
Florida tour. 

Sabbath morning the 
Emmanuel Quartet performed at 
the Winter Haven and Lakeland 
churches for Sabbath School and 
Church. Folio"- 1 '"* ™ 

tion hosted by Pastor Maier's 
church district. Sunday morning 
worship service at Le Lynn RV 
Resort Park was their last stop. 
They performed gospel music 
with a blend of barber shop 

Emmanuel Quartet performs 
this ministry free of charge. 
However, they have a tape, 
Emmanuel/God With us, which is 
made available for only $8.00. If 
interested in a tape or having the 
quartet visit your home church, 
please contact Bob Davis at 
(615) 863-8129 or 166 Red Wing 
i™ n — i^„„ |TN 37726. 

CLOSE TO HOME john m=pherson 




Southern Accent 

March 24, 199 5 

March 24, 1995 

Southern Accent 

W/nrlri iXl^Are 

.arisa Goes to 

I spent part of my spring 
|reak at the home of Bob Dole, 
>cks the Cat, and the safest 
' in America (or so my 
Id me as he set me loose 
If the city): Washington, DC. 
I visited there three times 
fefore — when I was about 
Ight, when I was 14 (eighth 
e class trip — souvenirs 
: more fascinating than 
Monuments), and when 1 was 18 
■ think I broke up with my 

>yfnend immediately follow- 

Needless to say, visiting our 
ion's capitol was never a 
/ moving or memorable 
■tperience. Not that I made any 
fcrt of self-discovery, had a 
eligious awakening, or even 
Jied tears at the Vietnam 
memorial this time around. As 

a typical tourist on Pennsylva- 
nia Ave., I searched for a 
glimpse of Chelsea in her 
bathrobe and cast an admiring 
glance at the three for $10 t- 
shirt table at the Smithsonian. 

What I did experience was 
the excitement of being where 
things happen, have happened, 
will happen. Washington, DC 
may not be a leader in fashion, 
the arts, sports (although a few 
Redskins fans might beg to 
differ,) or entertainment, but it 
is the leader of one of the 
greatest nations on earth. And 
sometimes in Clinton/Gingrich/ 
bureaucracy-bashing sessions, 
I tend to forget to feel a sense 
of pride. 

For three days I forgot 
about a bloody Civil War. 1 
forgot about Watergate. I 
forgot that this nation of free- 
dom will bring about the end of 
the world in a sweep of tyr- " 

I climbed the steps of the 
Capitol, looked into Lincoln's 
kindly face (a woman standing 
there remarked, "He just looks 
right at you, doesn't he?"), 
watched the sunset silhouettes 
of the city turn into orange- 
white lights... 

My heart did a little flip- 
flop, and I felt some good old 
American pride. And I burst 
into a rousing rendition of the 
"National Anthem," and the 
credits rolled. 

Focus On: Sherrie Norton 

A collector of collectors 

gether a spring retreat for the 
SMs and in coordinating the 
class for SMs that prepares the 
collegiates for being missionar- 
ies. According to a former 
student missionary, Sherrie is 
very encouraging and helps 
students a lot, before and after 

by Jennifer Attaway 

A mass collector of owls, 
people named Ken, and student 
missionaries, Sherrie Norton has 
the habit of accumulation. She 
owns hundreds of owl figurines, 
and is married to, gave birth to, 
and currently working for men 
who all have the same first 
name. Sherrie is also a collector 

Many of these memories 
came from her five year mission- 
ary duty in Singapore with her 
husband. Ken Norton, (director 
of student finances for South- 
ern), and two children. Ken and 
Cindy. Also, in remembrance, 
are the trips to the Far East. 
Nowadays, Sherrie is sending 
students to those same places 
from the CARE office. 

Sherrie combines efforts 
with Chaplain Ken Rogers in 
coordinating the student mis- 
sionary and task force program 
here at Southern. More than just 
a secretary, Sherrie helps the 
students in the SM plan, finds 
places for them to go, arid 
assists the students with their 

Sherrie also works with 
Pastor Rogers in putting to- 

being an SM. 

When students come back 
from overseas and taskforce, 
she still keeps in touch and 
usually gets really close to 
them. "I'm still a missionary at 
heart-part of me goes every 
time these students go," she 

Sherrie loves her work and 
says that mission service is the 
lii^!ili>.;lit of her life. Thanking 
God, she said, "I want to give 
Him all the credit. I can look 
back and see how He's led in 
my life. The experiences that 
He's allowed me to have and 
still have with these young 
people. It's His program." 

It is. God's program, And 
Sherrie works side by side with 
Him by continuing her habit of 
accumulation. She collects 
young people to send into His 
fields, and He uses them to 
rolieri suuls for his kingdom. 

News in a nutshell 

Washington D.C. - A 21-14 
tiouse of Representatives 
lote passed the GOP's tax- 
lut budget that will cost 
■he government approxi- 
mately $630 billion over 
the next 10 years. $200 
Ibillion in spending cuts 
■over the next five years 
■must be determined to 
■offset tax cuts. 
I The House approved 
■$17 billion in spending 
■cuts, slashing spending on 
%ublic housing, summer 
fobs for.youth, and aid for 
prts and public broadcast- 
Jng- It is said that Presi- 
dent Clinton will probably 
reto the bill in its present 
■'orm, but it will likely be 

■ changed by the Senate. 

■ Th e following are some of 
I (he program cuts planned: 

$7.2 billion - Housing and 
community development 

1.3 billion -EPA clean 
water projects 

1.74 billion -Summer 
youth job funding for 1995-96 

1.34 billion - Eliminating 
energy assistance to the 

416 million - National 
service program (75% of 

More Washington D.C. - The 

Justice Department dis- 
missed charges that Trans- 
portation Secretary 
Frederico Pena had improp- 
erly influenced L.A. transit 
projects after the transit 
pension fund gave a contract 
to the money-management 
firm where Pena worked. 

Pena had denied all allega- 
tions saying that he com- 
pletely cut ties with the firm 
before going to work for the 

Indianapolis - Michael Jor- 
dan made his comeback 
Sunday in a game against the 
Pacers to the jubilation of 
stockbrokers, television 
networks, journalists, and 
his fans. The fact that Jor- 
dan is still warming up to the 
sport after 18 months of 
absence and that the Bulls 
lost the game, 103-96, didn't 
seem to phase anyone. 

Even More Washington, 
D.C. - Clinton has been par- 
ticipating in talks with sinn 
Fein, the political wing of the 
Irish Republican Army. Brit- 

ish Prime Minister John 
Major has been against 
these talks from the outset, 
because he feels that Sinn 
fein has not committed 
firmly enough to "decom- 
mission" the IRA's arms. 
The IRA and the British 
government have not yet 
come to any major agree- 
ments, and peace is still in 
the initiative stage. 

Croatia - United Nations 
forces have been allowed to 
remain on the Croatian 
border, but they will only 
have limited authority and 
no enhanced military pow- 

Compiled by Larisa Myers 

Southern Accent 


How Much 

Does an 



Not long ago, I was talking to 
Dan Doherty, an alumnus of 
Southern from a few years ago. 
Mr Doherty mentioned that he 
got paid thirty cents per hour 
when he came here to school in 
1944. 1 began to wonder how 
that would compare with 
today's wages and how the 
tuition today would compare 
with then. I decided to look 
back fifty years at some of the 
old bulletins and see what 
college cost in the so-called 
"good ole days." 

I discovered that Dan 
Doherty was right— the hourly 
cents an hour. Mr Doherty's 
bill for tuition, room and board 
that year was $546 so it would 
have taken him about 1820 
s to pay his bill. 

The graph below shows what 
happened in later years as both 
the cost of college, and the pay 
that students earned, increased 
(not always at the same rate). In 
order to make comparisons, I 
took pay per hour for students at 
the college and calculated how 
many hours a student would 
have to work to pay for tuition, 

and board. Note that I have 
included only one year out of 
every five. This allows us to look 
at a longer period of time in a 
smaller space but carries a slight 
risk of reaching wrong 
conclusions because of ignored 
years. modified that to four 
years for the last period since 
grant information for '94-'95 
will not be available for several 

Before '54-'55, the college 
bulletin only gives one pay rate 
— evidently all students were 
paid the same. After '55, 1 
calculated hourly rate as average 
of highest and lowest rates given 
(except in '69-70 when only one 
rate was given). In 74- 75, no 
rate was given so 1 took an 
average between the '69-70 rate 
and the 79-'80 rate. 

Based on the data for the 
years 1 looked at, the best time 
to have gone to college at South- 
ern was from about 1954 to 1964. 
The most expensive period was 
around 1979 when expenses 
jumped without a corresponding 

lations, I only used money that 
did not have to be paid back 
(loans were not considered). 
Students at Southern received 
about $5.1 million last school 
year in various types of grants. 
(About 83% of our students 
received some sort of financial 
aid in 1993-'94.) 

March 24, ; 

So ' med "«tion at South ern 
costs more hours of work today 
than in d!d in the days when n 

Doherty was daUngLisM^ 
However, financial aid makes i,' 
possible for the vast majority ol 
students to get that education I 

with considerably fewer hours nf 

Table I. Charges and Credits at Southern College 

Total Grant 
Total Pay Hours FTE Grants per Net Hours 
Year Cost rate to pay Stud (Mill) FTE Cost to pay 

44-45 $ 546 $.30 1820 

49-50 710 .43 1650 

54-55 946 .65 1455 

59-60 1148 .77 1490 

64-65 1480 1.02 1450 

69-70 2200 1.30 1692 

74-75 3213 1.58 2033 

79-80 4967 1.87 2656 1657 $2,686 $1621 3346 1789 

84-85 7300 3.85 1896 1225 2.691 2197 5103 1325 

89-90 8922 3.92 2276 1277 3.612 2828 6094 1555 

93-94 11348 4.75 2389 1293 5.113 3954 7394 1556 

94-95 11910 5.05 2358 

Fortunately, during the 1970' 
financial aid* to students begar 
to make an impact. In my calcu 


*1 am aware of the argument that says that if we didn't have 
financial aid, we could lower the tuition for all students. At 
the moment I am ignoring that line of reasoning since it is a 
complicated issue and too involved for this short column. 

(1 am indebted to the following people for help in getting 
together the information for this column: Ken Norton, Donna 
Myers, Barbara Beckett, Elsworth Hetke, William Schomburgandof| 
course, Dan Doherty.) 

Talking scales: Proof that technology 
isn't always good. 

March 24, 1995 

Southern Accent 


Two students 
enjoy the unsea- 
sonably warm 
weather by 
relaxing on the 
Skies have been 
brilliantly sunny, 
and tempera- 
tures reached 80 

Photos by Joe Kim 

Sunny days, only a few more weeks of school, a 
pretty cafe, and lots of friendly Southern charm. 
What more could a student ask for? 

pel you say you want to drive to class? No 
an, just look at that sky! 

Dr. Derek Morris takes advantage of the arrival of Spring by 
teaching his classes on the Southern College front lawn. 
There's something to be said for fresh air to aid learning. 

Southern Accent 

March 24, ] 



about Seattle: 

My final four 


Usually it is impossible 
to figure out who will be left 
after two weekends of NCAA 
tournament play. This 
season it is next to impos- 

All season long, the Top 
25 was a poor barometer of 
teams with a chance to 
make it to Seattle at the end 
of March. The usual list of 
clear-cut choices for the 
national semifinals is 
shorter than normal. 

People will tell you that 
it has to do with the loss of 
scholarships that has lev- 
eled the talent throughout 
Division I. That explanation 
may be streching things a 
bit, but indeed, there is a 
more level playing field than 
ever before. I figured I 
would attack this with a 
scientific approach. 

First, 1 went to the 

dartboard, but the holes in the 
wall were getting tough to ex- 
plain to the RA, which subse- 
quently is my roommate. 

Next up were the Ping-Pong 
balls in a barrel, but I forgot to 
underline either the sixes or the 
nines, and the experiment ended 
In a flop. 

My next inspiration came 
from Vanna White, but have you 
ever tried to find a wheel big 
enough to hold all 64 teams in 
the tournament? 

Handing out questionnaires 
in Talge and Thatcher was my 
next option, but time was lim- 
ited. I figured that by picking the 
four most popular teams from 
the questionnaires would be 
easy, but I forgot that women 
have no idea what March Mad- 
ness is all about. 

So, 1 decided to sit down and 
come out with a list of my own. 
So here are the four teams, in no 

particular order, that I believe 
will make it to Seattle on April 1. 

North Carolina- The Tar 

Heels left the tournament way 
too early last season, and the 
sophomore class wants to make 
sure no one blames them for the 

Jerry Stackhouse and 
Rasheed Wallace are as any 
frontcourt combination in the 
country. Jeff Mclnnis has grown 
into the point guard he inher- 
ited from Derrick Phelps, and 
even though they don't have the 
depth on the bench, they still 
have one starter who provides 
the intangibles to win games in 
the tournament, Donald Will- 

Arkansas- It will be hard to 
imagine that the defending 
national champions, who return 
five starters won't make it to 
Seattle. Coach Richardson 
knows that his defense led his 
Razorbacks to the win the 
tournament, so expect the 
Razorbacks and Coach 
Richardson to back to their 
"Forty Minutes of Hell." No team 
with an insi de-outs ide combina- 
tion of Corliss Williamson and 
Scottie Thurman can be 
counted out, especially with 
Corey Beck distributing the ball 
and playing hard defense. 

UCLA- Forget what hap- 
pened last year when the 
Bruins were eliminated from 
the tournament in the first 
round by the Tulsa Golden 
Hurricanes. This year's UCLA 
team is ready to go for it all 
Coach Harrick has assembled 
plenty of talent for the tourna- 
ment, starting with the 
O'Bannon brothers, Ed and 
Charles at forward, and Tyus 
Edney in the backcourt. 

UMASS- The minutemen 
have been focused on Seattle 
ever since they lost to Mary- 
land in the second round. 
Coach Calipari also has added 
depth to a very good starting 
lineup. All of the attention 
will be focused up front to 
Lou Roe and Marcus Camby, 
two players who can domi- 
nate at both ends of the court. 
The reason the frontcourt will 
get so much attention will be 
from the absence of starting 
point guard Michael Williams, 
who was suspended from the 
team earlier this year. An- 
other asset for UMASS will be 
that they played a less ^-uline 
schedule than the other top 
teams, meaning they will be 
more focused on Seattle. 

Jordan's reasons for 
return not complex 

by Phil Fong 

Michael Jordan walked away 
as one ol the most popular and 
exciting performers in sport's 
history. A return will show that 
he is an even better performer 
than when he left. The reasons 

At age 32, he would be coming 
out of retirement in his prime. 

The public Irenzy accompany- 
ing his return-plus his peer's 
excitement and almost unilateral 
agreement that he would make the 
Bulls an instant contender-has 
television ratings poised to leap, 
and every team left on the Bulls' 
schedule drooling about guaran- 
teed sellouts. 

He doesn't need basketball. 
He will get paid $3.9 million a year 
whether he plays or not, will earn 
about $30 million from doing 
commercials and endorsements 
for Nike, Gatorade, McDonald's, 
General Mills, Sara Lee and others. 
Again, he can get paid whether 
he plays basketball or not. So, he 
can write his own ticket. If Patrick 
Ewing makes an $18.75 million 

balloon payment next season and 
Clyde Drexler a $9.75 million one, 
what can Jordan command? 
Probably $25 million or $50 million 
for two years when his contract 
expires next season. 

Jordan has never played at 
United Center, the state-of-the-art 
building the Bulls moved in to this 
season. The building is filled 
every night but if the Bulls con- 
tinue on its post-Jordan decline, 
that might not continue. 

Jordan knows the Bulls are 
hamstrung this season, in terms of 
acquiring players other than 
himself. The trading deadline has 
passed, so the only way a player 
can be added is to be activated 
from the injured list, suspended 
list, voluntary retired list, or sign a 
10-day contract or minimum-salary 

Because Jordan is on the 
voluntary retired list, the only 
obstacle in activating him is to 
clear a roster spot. 

He has indicated that if he 
returns, he wants assurance of a 
two-year contract, extension at a 

considerable raise, and assur- 
ances that fellow All-Star Scottie 
Pippen will be retained and given 

Pippen only earns $2.2 million 
this season and has two years 
left. Questioning management 
tactics, he wants to be traded. 

Pippen is such a key factor 
because, even with Jordan, the 
Bulls don't have a reliable post 
player. Their attack would 
consist of Jordan, Pippen, Kukoc 

and B.J. Armstrong, all basically 
perimeter players. With so much 
pressure ori Jordan if he comes 
back, he knows that Pippen will be I 
invaluable as a teammate. 

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ment, a team with three versatile 
players can go a long way, and a 
instantly be the bestin the NBA. 

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When it seems like things are 

crowding out God, how do you refo- 

cus on Him, besides devotion, and 

why do you think it's important? 

I Bruce Boggess, 

TS"l had that prob- 
^■V-Slem just lately 
LI ^Band what I have 
H^^C^^Mbeen doing this 
^'^Bweek is getting up 
;r (which is extremely hard 
I for me) and studying. I have 
| done it the last three days and I 
so much better. 1 am even 
e awake believe it or not. 
I You just have to trust God. He 
II work things out. Proverbs 

Thurmond, SO 
"For me, other] 
than devoti 
that I refoc 

I Brad Seltmann, FR 

ocus is the key. If other things 
e crowding God out, one may 
I have to give these things up, 
i though it 
I may be painful. 
I One example of 
■ this does not 
|involveGod, but 

s had to give up 
■Saturday nights 
land weekends so 
that I have time to study as 
much as I need to. Time is the 
other key element and when we 
start wasting time on useless 
things, we'll start crowding 
other, more important things 
out— such as God and grades, 
; possibly!" 

Darren Kennedy, SR 
"I usually get away from the fast 
Pace of life, even if only for a few 
minutes, by going outside and 
enjoying nature. Nothing brings 
my thoughts to God more than 
seeing the wonderful things he 
has made for me. I think it's 
| ™portant because nature helps 
le realize how 
nportant my 
happiness is to 
-God. He has 

Lauren Fine, FRt, 

"Stay around j 

people who have ' 

a close relation 

ship with God. I 

This will help! 


relationship with Him. And of 

course, a lot of prayer." 

Christenson, SO 

"Sometimes it's 
necessary for me 
to leave all that's 
crowding out 
God, familiar 
surroundings, etc. 
March break was really good for 
me. It definitely helped me to 
refocus on God." 

Danny Battin, SO 

"I feel that the Sabbath is a time 
that helps me refocus on God. 
Also, 1 have to | 

decide to MAKE 

with God. Help- 
ing others also 
helps one think 
about God." 

TO THINK... may be the 
most important 
thing you've 
ever done." 

Does it ever seem like things around you begin to crowd 
out God, or the fast pace of life intercepts your devotions and 
halfway through you realize who you're reading about? 

Have you ever been in such a hurry to get to class that you 
don't even notice the scenery around you, and a bird practi- 
cally singing in your ear brings you back to reality, and you 
suddenly realize what a beautiful day it is? Or what about 
having so much on your mind that you fail to think? 

How do you refocus on God? Realize what's important? 
First, even before devotion, I would say take time to think. It 
will eventually lead you to see your need for devotion as you 
take the time to encounter God. Don't think about things like 
assignments that already boggle your mind, but give this time 
over to God, as your breather. 

I like to get away into nature because I feel that even in this 
fast-paced life, nature will always say, "God is real." There's 
something about being alone with God that changes your 
whole outlook on life. 

"Be still and know that I am God," says it all. I like the way 
last Thursday's assembly speaker, Kenneth Boa, put it. He said 
if the Bible could be summarized into one sentence it would 
be, "I am God and you are not." 

You can realize this every day if you take the time to go 
where there are no interruptions and meditate and talk to 
God, and let Him talk to you. You will realize your place. It's 
like taking a walk along the beach at night and you face the 
ocean with the waves crashing against the rocks, and you 
suddenly feel so small, next to such vastness. 

Savor the moment. Don't rush it. And you'll find yourself 
wanting more. This reminds me of my saxophone lessons. 
Sometimes I'll want to rush through the notes, regardless of 
what kind of notes I'm playing, and my teacher will say, "Slow 
down, don't rush it, hold it for the full count." 1 think she is 
saying to listen to the note, hold it and enjoy the music it 

I think when we take the time to think- with God, we will 
find we are truly living. More than likely we will realize we are 
not living for ourselves. We're only missionaries here. And 
then we will understand what Psalms 90:12 means when it 
says, "So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise 

Danny Appel, Jr, SO 

"I refocus on God by going on a 
hike by myself somewhere away 
from "civilization." I think this is 
important because God 
shouldn't be crowded out of our 
lives. He should be the center of 

Heidi Dmschel.^^^^KH 

^m± fr H 

"That's a hard ^H 
question. I think ■ 
when things getP 
too busy forme, I EL .-, fl 
have to stop whatB 

I'm doing and^ ^ 

■"'puriant bee 

Daisy Haupt, FR 

"Look around and stop and smell the roses, basically. Just 
taking a look at what . God has made and 

what He's done in my ^^^^ life.. .and if things are 
getting crowded in my ^^^^A life-giving it all over t 

1 like to talk with my 

and we get i 



i so many 
to make my 

It's important because I 

control of my life and 

try and mutany. I would 

took control of my life." 


ant God to have 
s important to not 
ily hurt myself if I 

deep conversations a lot. Some- 
times just listening to what she 
has to say helps me out. Some- 
. times I lake walks just lo get 
away from my school work at 
night and talk to God. It helps me 
view Him more as my personal 

Southern Accent 

March 24, 1995 


Safety important, 
says dean 

Interviews by Tony Barkley 
Article by Rob White 

Junior Kristi Young is no 
Gym-Master, but every day she 
must perform her own balancing 
act. With books stacked precari- 
ously on one arm, she tries to 
open her dorm room with one of 
the new security additions in 
Thatcher HaJl - the magnetic key. 
"The fact that drives me cra2y 
about the magnetic key is that I 
can't unlock my door." said 
Young. "Especially when I have 
an armload of books. Or if I'm 
busy inside and someone knocks 
on the door, I can't say, "Come 
in," she adds. "If you're doing 
anything at all, you have to drop 
what you're doing to open the 

According to Dr. Wohlers, 
dean of students, problems such 
as these are minor when com- 
pared to the overall benefits of 
the new security program. The 
magnetic key locks and the video 
camera monitor are "an impor- 
tant aspect of safety," said 
Wolhers. "It is less convenient, 1 
know, but we feel it is warranted. 
I think it's just a matter of getting 
used to the system." 

Southern administration 
wanted to make the rooms as 
secure as possible, said Wolhers. 
"It's not so much keeping people 
in as it is keeping people out," he 
said. "We have had indications 
that males have been in 
Thatcher when they should not 
have been." 
Wolhers also noted that South- 

.... has been looking for a reli- 
able card-key system to replace 
the standard mechanical locks 
for the past eight years. Card-key 
locks are impossible to copy, 
making them more economical in 
the long run when compared to 
the process of constantly chang- 
ing the mechanical ones, said 

Although Wolhers could not 
comment on the exact cost of 
installing the magnetic-key 
system and the camera monitor, 
he said that money for the 
project came from the "Repair 
and Maintenance fund." This 
fund, according to Wolhers, 
comes from a percentage of 
students' tuition, and is used for 
dorm upkeep. "We want to 
spend that money to make the 
living conditions on campus as 
good as possible. Over the long 
run. this (security system) will 
save money, although it is more 
expensive initially," he said. 

Getting used to the new 
magnetic-key system may take 
some time, but for students like 
Young, the extra hassle is worth 
it. "The key-card program is a 
great addition to Thatcher 
security," she says. "I support 
the administration's decision to 
install these locks." 

Wolhers feels that this 
project is one that Southern has 
needed for a long time. "We have 
been wanting to go in this direc- 
tion for some time," he said. 
"This system is a very progres- 
sive step forward." 

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fcy Stacy Gold <^ 

Three Southern students are well 
bn their way to reaching the goal of 
personal excellence. Freshman 

r Warren Janzen, 
|nd Sophomore Chad Carlson were 
nored earlier this semester for their 
isical achievements. They were 
nong the six students who played 
t the Concerto Concert, having 
previously competed for the honor. 

Stephanie Kime started taking 
tioiin lessons ten years ago from Mr. 

fctacey Woolley who was a member of the Cincinnati Symphony. 
ptephanie has participated in numerous youth orchestras and 
nsembles over the years. She is currently studying under 
I Mark Reneau and is the associate 
concertmaster in the Southern Sym- 
phony Orchestra. She said she wasn't 
nervous about the competition at all. 
"I practiced a lot for it. Overall, it was 
a good experience." Her future plans 
include playing professionally in a 
symphony orchestra and teaching 
private lessons. 

Warren Janzen is a business major 
who began playing the violin when he 
was five years old. He switched to the 
■cello when he was ten. Warren studied under Betty AJdridge, 
IDevin Fryling, Martha McCory and is currently studying under Jim 
■ Stroud at UTC. Warren has participated in many small ensembles, 
| the Southern Chamber Orchestra, and is currently principal cello 

n the Southern Symphony Orchestra. "Playing the cello is just a 
I hobby for me. But I enjoy it, and use my talent as a way to develop 
| skills in areas other than business." 

Chad Carlson is a music major who 
I became interested in the horn after his 
I Parents gave him a horn in the third 
|grade. He has studied under William 
obinson of Florida State and Baylor 
niversity, Gail Williams, Arthur 
■Kreibifl and is currently a student of 
■Jjordon Stangland, co-principal in the 
l^hattanooga Symphony Orchestra. 
Ij" had a| so plays the guitar and plans to 
I , a Professional horn player, teach 
■Private lessons and compose. "I really 

■Want a professional career in the orchestra. And this solo oppor- 
tunity was a great start." 

Institute for Experimental 
Learning offers internships 

Press Release 

Washington D.C... Take 
charge of your professional 
future. Make yourself more 
competitive by having "real" 
experience on your resume! And 
if this experience takes place in 
one of the world's international 
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be even greater. Washington, 
D.C. is such a city and with 
hundreds of internship opportu- 

The Institute for Experiential 
Learning (TEL) is one of several 
internship programs in Washing- 
ton. Dr. Mary Ryan, Executive 
Director of IEL, stresses, "While 
you still have time to plan for the 
future, take advantage of all the 
educational opportunities you 
can. In a tight job market, you 
need practical, on-site experi- 
ence. A background in the 
professional workplace gives 

classroom e 

The IEL program, The Capitol 
Experience, is unique among 
Washington internship programs 
because it is academically based. 
Sudan's generally can earn up to 
17 credits for it. Designed to be a 
serious learning experience 
tailored to each student's needs 
and goals, it stresses close 
collaboration between the 
student, the on-campus faculty 
advisor, IEL staff and on-site 
sponsors. Individualized place- 
ments are made in a wide range 
of government agencies, busi- 
nesses, professional offices and 
nonprofit organizations. Stu- 
dents, who come from around 
the world, formulate their own 
learning plans to guide their 
internships, spending four days 
a week at work and one day at 
IEL seminars, site visits, tours 
and briefings. 

. . . placements are in a wide range of government agencies, 
businesses, professional offices, and nonprofit organizations. 

talent as a way to develop 

you the edge in landing the right 
job after you graduate." 

In addition to enhancing your 
resume and expanding your 
network of contacts, a successful 
IEL internship can help you 
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allows you to explore career 
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As one former student said, 
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Still another, now applying what 
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video Snd film industries have a 
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The combination of the 
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another said, "I matured and 
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Carefully organized, serious 
internship programs offer stu- 
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Dr. Ryan asks, "Can you afford 
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Southern Accent 


Student Perspective 

by Sherri Vasquez 

Recently, I overheard 
someone ask the ques- 
tion, "What is the most 
important decision 
you've ever made in your 
life?" I've been told that 
the three most important 
decisions a person will 
typically be faced to 
determine in his or her 
life are, in their respec- 
tive order, 1. commit- 
ment (or lack of one) to 
Christ, 2. choice of 
spouse and 3. one's career. 
Each of these decisions will 
inevitably have a profound 
affect on one's happiness 
and well-being in this life as 
well as in the afterlife. One 
can then only reason and 
hence deduce that each 
decision should be made 
with considerable endeavor. 

History has repeatedly 
portrayed examples of men 
and women who have "done 
their homework" before 
making important decisions. 
For example, it was only 
after much inquiry, counsel, 
and deliberation that former 
president George Bush 
resolved to commence with 
Desert Storm in 1991; a 
decision that would perme- 
ate the lives of thousands 
here and abroad. Late ac- 
tress Grace Kelly made the 
decision to depart from her 
family, country, and citizen- 
ship to become the princess 
of Monaco only after recog- 
nizing her priorities and 
taking into full account her 
true desires and goals in life. 
Closer to home, 1 am even 
prompted to think of Dr. 
Bailey at the Loma Linda 
medical hospital who, only 
after actively and mindful 
exposing himself to the 
meticulous art of healing as 
a searching college student 
did he determine to become 
a physician. How many of 
his transplant recipients 
would have benefited had 
he chosen otherwise? 

Why did each of these 
respective persons undergo 
such extensive exploration 
and contemplation before 
resolving an important 
decision? Why? Because a 
precipitated and poor deci- 

sion makes for a poor out- 
come with resulting conse- 

Examining these illustra- 
tions, can we treat our own 
lives with less thought? 
One's life is a composite of 
decisions that have and 
haven't been made in his or 
her life. A person is and 
continues to be a composite 
of decision that he or she 
makes on a daily, hourly 
basis. It seems perceptively 
ironic then that many 
people, though there are 
exceptions, are faced with 
these three most important 
decisions at a time in their 
life when the muscles of 
experience and judgment 
are probably in their early 
developmental stages. It is 
no wonder then that 
Solomon, the wisest man 
who probably made the 
most decisions ever, im- 
parted his wisdom in urg- 
ing, "Remember now thy 
Creator in the days of thy 
youth" How can 1 risk the 
outcome of my own life and 
possibly forgo God's perfect 
will for my life by not taking 
the time to study His word 
and seek His inestimable 
counsel? Not only have I 
discovered God's promise 
of wisdom in James 1:5, but 
I am at peace to read in 
Proverbs. 8:35 that "Whoso- 
ever findeth me findeth life 
and shall obtain favor of the 
Lord." Not only has God 
provided us with the intel- 
lect to reason and to think, 
but He has given us the 
power and resource to use 
it effectively. Surely one 
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One of my responsibilities here at Southern College 
includes the area of recruitment. This includes taking large 
amounts of money (called "disbursement") and spending it 
wining and dining perspective students (called "career 
counseling") and returning without receipts to show for it 
(called "creative accounting"). 

However, I have found that there are a number of disen- 
chanted students, many for whom I personally ordered side 
dishes ofalfredo sauce, that are upset with Southern College 
and myself. I think this stems from the fact that I don't talte 
them out to dinner anymore. 

Also, there were a lot of people asleep when I made my 
presentations, to the point that dream sequences merged 
with reality. This is why so many students sputter when they 
get their first statement, "you mean this place isn't free?" 

Because of the apparent confusion between what I said 
and what people think I said, I have formed a committee 
that will be a kind of rumor control. From now on, there will 
no longer be any misunderstandings, thanks to the crack 
team of experts. They are so good with words that among 
them is the one who created the phrase "A quaint blending of 
quintessential Southern charm with the latest in modem ameni- 
ties" to describe a trailer with a satellite dish. 

To determine how good they are at finding the truth in 
statements, I directed them to take modern idioms that we 
use in common speech, and to check their accuracy by doing 
field tests. We called this part of the training "Phase Verifica- 

Our first phase was ill-chosen: "His bark is worse than 
his bite". I won't comment much except to say we lost, in a 
most vivid fashion, a valuable member of our team. Possibly 
we should have first tried "Let sleeping dogs lie". 

The next phrase was "Still water runs deep" A child's 
wading pool was filled to capacity while another one of our 
experts jumped from a twenty foot ladder into the pool. After 
the paramedics left, we decided that the phrase should be 
changed to "Still water runs deep but not deep enough". 

When it came to "Looks like something the cat dragged 
in", well, let's say the results of that experiment will not be 
appropriate for this column. 

The pen is mightier than the sword" seemed like a 
challenge, particularly for the person handed the pen. Within 
seconds we determined that unless your pen was over three 
feet long, made of carbide steel and sharpened to a fine edge 
on one side, stick to the sword. This is also where we de- 
pleted our Band-Aid budget. 

"Heard it through the grape vine" produced ear infec- 
tions so severe that when one of our surviving team mem- 
bers said he thought he heard the fat lady singing, well, that 
was good enough for us to quit. 

Unfortunately, I'm writing for this column from the hospi- 
tal, recovering from a harsh encounter with my former 
committee members. When they asked to be paid I told them 
"Sorry, but to the Victor belongs the spoils". 

"That's OK", they said, drawing nearer, "We walk softly. 
And we carry big sticks". 

Southern Accent 

March 24, j 


If you could relocate Southern to anywhere in 
the world, where would it be, and why? 

"Norway. Because there 
great places to travel and cool 
people to meet." 

Sari Clark 
Freshman, psychology 

"Key West. Because the 

weather and scenery are much 

better . . . besides, it's closer to 


Freshman, computer £ 

"Switzerland. Because it': 
gorgeous, and it's a good pi; 


Fri./Sat. 3/24-25 

—Religion consecra- 
tion, Mark Finley 

Friday, 3/24 

—Vespers, Lynell 
—Sunset 6:55 

Saturday, 3/25 

—Evensong 6:30 
—Classic film series 

Sunday, 3/26 

—Modern language 
challenge test, 10 a.m. 
—International Ex- 

Mon.-Fri., 3/27-31 

—Advisement for sum- 

Tues./Wed., 3/28-29 

"Florida. Because most of th. 
students are from there." 

"I wouldn't move the col 
Where else can you smell Little | 

Rob White 

Junior, cinematography 

Arkansas Tech University 

"Daytona Beach. Becauseevery- 
thingisinFlorida — goodweather I 
good beaches." 

"—Blood Assurance 

Thursday, 3/30 

—Assembly, Social 

Friday, 3/31 

—Vespers, Destiny 
—Sunset 7:01 

Saturday, 4/1 

—Evensong 7:00 

Sun./Mon., 4/2-3 
—College Days 

Sunday, 4/2 

—Set clocks forward 

Thursday, 4/6 

—Assembly, SA 


Southern Accent 
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P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TN 



Official Student Newspapi 
lolume 50, Issue 13 '"76e. 


Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists 
7*4*1** f 1 9: t3C April 7, 1995 

nnual Gym-Masters Home 
;how attracts masses 

b Southern College Gym-Mas- 
s performed their annual home 
y-j at Memorial Auditorium 
ril 2. ViewSouthern students 
de the event a full house. Sur- 
singly, the show went on with- 
t any major injuries, even 

by Becky Davis and Accent staff 

Smoke swirled around the 
Memorial Auditorium stage as 
the blast of organs from Phan- 
tom of the Opera introduced the 
Gym-Masters Home Show. The 
team, dressed in phantom attire, 
rose slowly from the orchestra 
pit for effect. 

Students, faculty, and locals 
purchased tickets for the show 
at the Village Market. On April 2, 
the day of the show, both dorm 
lobbies buzzed with students 
finding their rides and getting 
directions to the auditorium. 
Busses shuttled ViewSouthern 
visitors to the annual event. With 
all the guests, finding a parking 
place downtown was nearly 

The Gym-Masters opened the 
7 p.m. show with a tribute to 
America. Elton John's "Can You 
Feel the Love Tonight?" played 
softly in the background as the 
Gym-Masters pictured the lives 
of two people experiencing 
childhood, graduation, marriage, 

war, and death. 

During the lively program, 
which included comedy sketches 
to famous television theme 
songs, the audience clapped 
along. "I was helping the 
videograpers," said Junior Alicia 
Goree, "and the show was so 
entertaining that I found myself 
watching it, and forgetting what 1 
was supposed to be doing." 

Two Russian medalists, 
Euvgeny Marchenko and Natalia 
RedKova, also performed. 
Michelle Espinosa sang three 
times, dedicating an Amy Grant 
song to the team. The Gym-Kids, 
led byCharisa Bauer, inspired 
cheers as the children of all ages 
tumbled and flipped with their 
mentors, the Gym-Masters. 

Although the show enter- 
tained the audience, the team 
made clear their purpose — to 
promote a drug-free lifestyle. 

"I really enjoyed the talent of 

It seems that the guys in the 
middle have the easy jobs in this 
particular stunt. The Home Show 
included routines from silly to 
but the message of the 

the performers," said Junior Lisa show was constant — be drug- 
Fine, " as well as the message 


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f he Gym-Masters give the audience a classic smile at the end of one 
jf their routines. The group performed comedy sketches to familiar 
^ tunes, which was definitely a crowd-pleaser. 

The Gym-Masters Home Show 1 995 began with a tribute to America, 
which touched the hearts of the audience. 

Inside . . 

Editorial p. 2 
News p. 3 - 6 
World News p. 7 

Strokes and Chokes p. 8 Foreign Affairs p. 12 
Features p. 8-10 Lifestyles p. 13-16 

Religion p. 11 Calendar p. 16 

Southern Accent 


Campus Notes 

Southern Singers and Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. 
Marvin Robertson and Mr. Orlo Gilbert, will be performing 
Elijah.April 7 at 8 p.m., and April 8 at 3:30 p.m. in the 
Collegedale Church. 

The Southern College Band Spring Concert will begin at 9 
p.m., April 15, in the lies P.E. Center. 

On April 13, three Southern Scholars will present their 
Senior honors research projects, at the Deans' luncheon. 
Faculty and all Southern Scholars' honors students are 
invited to attend. For further information, contact Wilma 
McClarty at 238-2736. 

Jeanette Stepanske of the Education Dept. was recently 
selected as the Social Studies Teacher of the Year by the 
Chattanooga Social Studies Council. She was also nomi- 
nated as Tennessee Teacher of the Year. The final win- 
ners will be selected on April 7, 1995 in Gatlinburg. 

Student missions retreat will be held at Cohutta springs, 
April 14-16. This is an annual retreat where former stu- 
dent missionaries share their knowledge and experience 
to help next year's student missionaries be prepared and 
committed for service. For more information, call the 
chaplain's office at 238-2787. 

The English Dept. is putting a newsletter out this year. 
The project, headed by Gena Cowen, has sent out hun- 
dreds of letters to alumni, asking for an update. Many 
have responded, relating how they have used their degree 
in English. The newsletter, set to come out in May, will be 
sent to faculty, alumni and students. 

Randy Harr will be speaking for the "Friend Like U" retreat 
for academy and high school-aged youth. The spiritual 
retreat will be held at Indian Creek Camp, April 14-16. Harr 
is going to be selecting collegiates to go along as counse- 
lors. If interested, please contact Harr at 396-3346. 

Works from the Permanent Collection are now on display 
in the art gallery on the second floor of Brock Hall. Some 
of the items being shown are from well-known collections 
such as the Shrishock Collection, the Salvador Dali Collec- 
tion, and Malcolm G. Childers. 

There will be a lawn concert on the side of Talge hall, 
April 22 at 3:30 p.m. "Students will be sharing their special 
talents," said Ken Roger. If it rains, a new location will be 

Charles Haughbrooks from Florida is returning to South- 
ern College for vespers April 14. He will be sharing his 
faith with us in song. 

Thatcher Hall will add a fourth floor and renovate all the 
rooms in the Conference Center. The construction will 
start this summer and is expected to be finished before 
the fall term of 1995-96. 

There is a Biology club camping trip coming up. All stu- 
dents are welcome to join the club members for this trip 
to Cade's Cove on Aril 14-16. Cost is $7 for one night or $9 
for two nights. Sign up at the Biology office by 5:00 p.m. on 
April 13. For more information call the office at 2926. 
Students will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 14 behind 
Hackman Hall. 

Spring fever 
strikes again 

Spring is here, but so 
are the end of the year 
pressures. Procrastination 
must soon come to a halt. 
With only three weeks left, 
all the projects, research 
papers, articles, and last 
minute quizzes pile one on 
top of the other, and the 
light at the end of the 
tunnel appears very dim 

Add to that stress the 
need to get graduation 
announcements mailed off, 
wedding plans finalized for 
some, and trying to line up 
a job to begin immediatly 
after May 7. Really, gradu- 
ates, and students in gen- 
eral, begin to look pretty 
frazzled at this time of 

But Southern does try 
to make the last few weeks 
easier than they could 

otherwise be. The ga2ebo 
a nice little added stress 
reliever Alter all, how many 
of you have such a nice 
view of the budding trees 
and ever-green grass from 
your dorm window? 

And fruit season is 
apparently back in the 
cafeteria, however frozen 
the berries and peach site 
may be. It's a refreshing 
change from the same 

cooked vegetables day after 
day. You can only eat so 
many peas. 

And thanks to the new 
windows in the girl's dorm, 
we can now open them and 
let in the spring air. It's 
good for airing out winter, 
and getting the brainwaves 
in high gear for completing 
all the backed up school 

It's also much better to 
exercise outside when the 
weather is warm and 
breezy. Roller-blades, ten- 
nis and raquetball raquets 
take precedence over over 
the homework. Will it ever 
get done? 

Well, with a deadline 
looming in three weeks, 
maybe a few all nighters of 
furious activity will con- 
quer the mountain, and 
then your home free. Until 
next spring rolls around, 
that is. 

Editor: Stacy Gold 

Layout editor: 
Photo editor. 
World News editor: 
Religion editor: 
Lifestyles editor. 
Sports editor 
Foreign Affairs editor 
Graphic Artist: 
Advertising Manager 

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Malta Age 
Alicia Goree 
Rob Howell 
Larisa Myers 
Jeane Hernandez 
Tony Barkley 
Phillip Fong 
Tami Burch 
Jason Wilnelm 
Matt Neimeyer 
Matt Wilson 
Tissiana Kelley 
Bert Coolidge 

Southern Accent 


Pet Peeve: 

Pulling up 

the Daisies 

by Merlin Wittenberg 

The path led me through a 
beautiful valley with green 
pastures sprinkled with giant 
oaks. A small weather-beaten 
cottage lay just in front of me 
on my left. When 1 walked past 
the cottage, my attention was 
drawn to a beautiful flower 
garden of bright, cheerful, 
yellow, daisies. My brain could 
not comprehend what my eyes 
were transmitting to it. A lady 
of middle-age. wearing a drab 
brown sack dress was bent 
over pulling up and tearing 
away at the daisies as if they 
were the devil himself. "Why 
are you pulling up the daisies," 
I asked in disbelief. 

"They're just too bright and 
cheerful," was her reply. 

We have a beautiful school 
with beautiful people whom 
God created. Why do some 
individuals have to always be 

tearing something < 
down instead of looking for 
the good? It seems that bright 
and beautiful are not always 
recognized for what they are 
worth. 1 have been out on the 
road for two weeks and come 
home totally drained to find a 
note from Kim on my door 
cheering me up, or a message 
on my answering machine 
from Mike saying that God is 


good, or just a 
Wright Hall from Melissa to 
make me appreciate the 
fantastic students we have at 
Southern College. My pet 
peeve is when someone starts 
pulling down or tearing up the 
students or school 1 love. 
Thank you, Southern students, 
for the beautiful flower garden 
of hope and cheer that you are 

Campus Quotes 

"Everybody has a biased opinion, espe- 
cially those who don't like me." 
— Dr. Springett to his Intermediate NT 
Greek II class. 

"It's not like this is something you go and 
plan to do when you plan your life...." 
— Dr. Leatherman when discussing how 
Hosea was asked to marry a prostitute. 

"How come I feel like this is going to be in 

the Southern Accent?" 

— Dr. Leatherman after making the above 


"Married people live longer than single 
people . . . despite that halitosis." 

Phil Garver discussing relationships in 
Health and Life class. 


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Dwight Herod re- 
places Ed Wright 

by Jennifer Attaway 

Collegedale Church has just 
taken on a new associate pastor 
to fill Ed Wright's previous 
position. Dwight Herod is the 
recent addition, holding the rank 
of Family Life and Nurture Pas- 
tor. Part of his job description 
includes: coordinating and 
teaching the follow up of the Net 
"95 seminar — "Revelation 
Speaks," worship planning, 
visiting new members, network- 
ing and involvement in numer- 
ous committees and boards. 

Herod has been pastoring for 
twenty years and coming to 
Collegedale is actually coming 
back home for him. A graduate 
of Collegedale Academy in 1970 
and Southern College in '75, plus 
the fact that his parents still live 
in the area, give the newest 
associate pastor an edge on 
knowing his church territory. 

Herod worked at several 
churches in the Carolinas be- 
tween his graduation Irom the 
seminary at Andrews University 
in '78 and his call in '92 to the 
Kansas/Nebraska conference. 

Herod had been working in 
the Kansas City area for about 
two years when the opportunity 
came for him to come back to 
Collegedale. He explained that 
he and his family weren't really 
ready to move at the time, but 
said that, "We just prayed our 
way through this call and the 
Lord seemed to be opening up 
doors for us to come this way." 

Now that Herod is back, he 
expresses excitement about the 
call. "There's a super staff here 
at the church. We plan on 
having a lot of fun here." 


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Bolduc, Cody, Jablonski, Sauls, Stoner 
receive health care scholarships 

by Jason Blanchard 

Hard work pays, and for five 
| Southern students it pays well. 
On March 15. Mark Bolduc, 
ica Cody, Rob Jablonski, 
annon Ewins Sauls, and Jer- 
|emy Stoner received very impor- 
tant news. They each had been 
ijven $3,000 in scholarship 

The scholarships are given 
y the Lifecare Foundation for 
Education and Research. These 
:holarships are given to Long 
erm Health Care majors for 
nerit and commitment to the 
ong Term Health Care pro- 
am," said Dan Rosell, its direc- 

In order to receive this 
[scholarship, a student must 
Exhibit six qualifications. These 

Judeo-Christian values of serv 
to others, and be a junior or 

The Lifecare Foundation, 
which is based in Cleveland, 
Tennessee has pledged to cor 
tinue the program at Southerr 
for another (our years. They v 

Rob Jablonski 

qualifications are integrity, 
commitment to excellence, 
commitment to long term health 
care, skill and knowledge, have 

\Basic auto care 
\course to be offered 

\ Jason Blanchard 

Stop paying for other people 
Ito fix your minor car problems. 
■ Fix them yourself. Next semester 
I the Industrial Technology De- 
I partment will be offering a 
course in Basic Auto Mainte- 

This course is not gender 
specific and is useful to anyone 
I who "knows nothing about 

nothing about cars," said Dale 
| Walters, director of the Indus- 
rial Technology Department. 
The course helps the novice 
I learn how to change fluids, tires, 
belts, hoses, and clean battery 
. It also deals with more 

difficult feats such as removing 
old spark plugs, and putting in 
new ones, as well as replacing 
break pads. 

This course has not been 
available for the last three years 
due to the restructuring of the 
Auto-Mechanics division of the 
Industrial Technology Depart- 
ment. It will be offered next fall, 
one evening a week and is worth 
two credit hours. 

If you don't know your car, 
but would like to learn how to 
maintain it then this is a course 
you should look into. For more 
information, contact the Indus- 
trial Technology at 238-2860. 

Journalism Department 
contributes to quarterly 

four Journalism students as 

Alicia Goree, Jeane 
Hernandez, Larisa Myers, and 
Julie Tillman, along with Dr. 
Lynn Sauls, and Dr. Harris put 

Marc Bolduc 

Erica Cody 

give a $3,000 scholarship to five 
students each of those years. 
Over all five years, Lifecare will 
have helped twenty-five South- 
ern students, with a donation of 
$75,000. "We are grateful to 
Lifecare for the scholarships," 
said Rozell. 

CLOSE to HOME joi« M- 

Shannon Ewins Sauls 

by Bertha Simatupang 

The Journalism Department 
is writing a section in the third 
quarter of the 1996 Collegiate 
Quarterly. This is the second 

time the department has contrib- together the lesson for the 
uted to CQ. March 31 deadline. 

The lesson will be for Sept. "It was pretty challenging to 

'5-21, 1996, with The Resurrec- think of something to match with 
tion and the Life as the theme for the lesson," said Julie Tillman, "I 
the week. The Journalism chair, am really happy to have had this 
Dr. Pamela Harris, acted as a opportunity." 

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■April 7, 1995 

Southern Accent 

r orld News 

News in a nutshell 

I Compiled by Larisa Myers from the World Wide Web Time News 
I Service 

| White House Shooting 

After four hours of deliberation, a jury convicted Francisco 
I Martin Duran of trying to assassinate President Clinton on Oct. 
I ?9 1994. Duran will be sentenced on June 29 and faces life in 
{prison. His lawyers plan to seek a new trial. Duran Was por- 
Itrayed by his defense as a paranoid schizophrenic, and was also 
■convicted of assaulting four Secret Service officers, unlawful 
"possession of a rifle and a shotgun, damaging federal property, 

sing a weapon during a crime of violence and transporting a 
■irearm across state lines with the intention of killing the presi- 

:. On the October date Duran pulled a semiautomatic rifle 
lut of his trench coat and fired 30 bullets at the front of the 
Ixecutive mansion. No one was hurt. 

[i.S. and England try to patch things up 

President Clinton and British Prime Minister John Major 
lied to patch up relations Tuesday. At a White House press 
lonference they emphasized their common ground — expand- 
Jig the NATO alliance, pressing Bosnian Serbs to accept peace 
Iroposals, and maintaining sanctions against Iraq. Major said he 
|rants Ireland's Sinn Fein head Gerryt Adams to enter talks with 

s government on disarming the Irish republican army. The 
latholic organization is currently maintaining a truce in its 
■olent power struggle with majority Protestants in British-ruled 
lorthern Ireland. Clinton agreed the IRA must commit to disar- 

ngrich takes back stand on gays 

House Speaker Newt Gingrich backed off his promise to 

smantle President Clinton's "don't ask. don't tell" policy for 

lays in the military, saying Congress would leave it in place if it 

t Challenges. This is a reversal of a stand he re- 
cently took in which he said GOP lawmakers would insert the 

ight ban on homosexual service member into a defense 
Authorization bill. 

iq won't release Americans 

Iraq Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan told a state news- 
iper that the government is not considering a release of two 
■Americans imprisoned in Baghdad for illegally crossing the 
I Kuwait border. Secretary of State warren Christopher demanded 
Itheir release, holding President Saddam Hussein responsible for 
I their safety. 

I Hussein continues belligerence 

Secretary of State Warren Christopher said the U.S. has 
"strong evidence" that Iraq is trying to develop new offensive 
J weapons. 

U.S. cuts C.I.A. ties to Guatemala 

President Clinton last night severed covert C.I.A. ties to 
Guatemala's military intelligence services immediately after 
learning that several hundred thousand U.S. dollars had contin- 
ued to flow to that government without his knowledge. White 
House officials said Secretary of State Warren Christopher was 
unaware of the C.I.A. programs when he said on a recent talk 
show that no U.S. money was going to Guatemala. 

Major league baseball owners struck out in court for a 
second time. A federal appeals panel rejected their bid to stay 
an injunction issued against them for unfair labor practices. 

Bo Jackson leaves the world of sports 

Baseball and football player Bo Jackson told USA Today that 
he is leaving pro sports for good, effective immediately. This 
ecision came as a result of a football injury he sustained in 

American youth 
bring violence home 

by Bertha Simatupang 

Homicide is as American as a 
Colt 45. According to FBI statis- 
tics for 1993, homicide is the one 
violent crime that continues to 
grow. The summertime months 
of July and August are the most 
murderous months — the killing 
is easy. It is the result of too 
much irritating heat, too many 
drugs, too much alcohol, and too 
few nights when weapons are left 
locked up in drawers. 

Men between the ages of 14 
and 24 commit more than half of 
the nation's murders, a horrify- 
ing trend that began in 1992 and 
one that continues to get worse. 
It was then that drug gangsters 
began recruiting kids into the 
crack-cocaine trade, a business 
in which most of the players 
carry weapons to protect their 

brother Cragg, 16, promised they 
would help him get out of town, 
but instead drove him to a rail- 
road underpass and shot him. He 
died instantly. 

This land of the dead and 
grieving is growing. Ninety four 
percent of black victims are 
killed by other blacks, 83 percent 
of white victims by other whites. 
and murders are not just com- 
mitted by guns: two thirds are by 
firearms, 15 percent by knives, 
and 5 percent by fists or feet. 

Homicide is almost always a 
crime with multiple victims; the 
dead person and family mem- 
bers involved. There is no pain 
to compare to burying a mur- 
dered son or daughter, espe- 
cially when the victims did not 
have a chance to say good-bye. 

Congress is now taking 
modest steps to limit the spread 

...a horrifying trend that began in 
1992 and... continues to get worse 

Robert ("Yummie") Sandifer, 
an 1 1 -year-old child whose 
nickname came from his love of 
cookies and junk food, was found 
under Chicago's South side train 
viaduct on Sept. 8, shot to death 
by two .22-caliber bullet wounds 
in the back of his head. 

Because of his abusive family 
background, he became violent 
himself. Sandifer had scars on 
his face, cord-like marks on his 
abdomen, and burns on his neck 
and buttocks. His other siblings 
also had been abused. His father 
was convicted of drug and 
weapon charges. His mother was 
charged with child neglect. 

After moving into his 
grandmother's house, Sandifer 
became a member of the gang 
called "Black Disciples." To- 
gether they would steal cars, sell 
drugs, and set fires. 

The sad part is that two 
weeks before he died, he killed 
his neighbor, 14-year-old 
Shavon Dean. Dean's mother 
said, "Sandifer was a baby, just 
like my daughter was a baby." 

Fear of authorities made 
Sandifer run to his gang members 
for help. Fellow gang members 
Derrick Hardaway, 14, and his 

of guns. One is the Brady Law of 
1993, which imposed a five-day 
waiting period and mandatory 
check on all persons who seek to 
buy a handgun. Though there 
are good arguments for back- 
ground checks, few crime ex- 
perts think this measure will 
actually save lives. According to 
Rep. Charles Schumer of New 
York, the primary goal is to 
reduce the illicit gun peddling 
that is flooding the United States 
with unregistered handguns. He 
hopes that this new regulation 
will drop the homicide rate by 30 

The Family Life Development 
Center in Boston produced an 
effective program to help chil- 
dren to form an emotional bond 
with an adult, to change their 
ideas about using violence as a 
solution, to give them different 
responses to stress, and to help 
the children practice using those 

These are some examples for 
preventing the growing crime, 
but there are plenty more things 
that could be done. 

Really, a child is a terrible 
thing to waste. 

Southern Accent 


ViewSouthern lets academy 
students peek into Happy Valley 



A rousing game of Family Feud kept ViewSouthern attendees 

by Heidi Boggs 

Sirens shrieked as bus loads 
of academy students were 
escorted to campus for 
ViewSouthern (College Days '95). 

The annual April event again 
brought over six hundred visi- 
tors to Southern College. Stu- 
dents representing schools from 

as far as Massachusetts, and 
California were here as well as 
others from Columbia, Lake, and 
Southern Unions. 

Eager seniors from both 
private and public schools 
participated in tours of the 
campus, departmental contests, 
and visits with deans to reserve 


I fall 

The best and worst on campus 

— Three more weeks of classes 

— Destiny Home Show 

— Gym Masters Home Show 

— In-line skating on campus 

— Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks . . . 

baseball's back! 
— New clock on the Promenade 


— New time makes is dark in the mornings 
— John Felts distributes another SDA Press 

Release to Collegedale residents 
— Dr. Ruth Williams-Morris leaving next year 

(we'll miss you) 
— Campus Safety has already wrecked the new 
vehicle twice . . . those bicycles are looking 
pretty good these days. 

largest college 
event of the 

dinated by Ron" 
Barrows' office, 
but he said, 
"Without the 
help and coop- 
eration of the 
entire faculty 
and staff, the 
event would be 
Plans for the 

College Days 
started the day 
after the stu- 
dents left. A 

meeting of those 
in the Recruit- 
ment and Ad- 
missions offices 
met on Tuesday 
to start the 
process of 
College Days '96. 

sends letters to 
every SDA 
church in North 
America inviting 
academy se- 

College Days. 
Articles are 
written for 
"Insight" and 
posters sent to 
schools and 
churches in 
preparation of 
the event. 

But for this 
year, life has 
returned to 
normal. The 
long lines at. the 
crowded rooms 
in the dorm and 
loud academy 
students have 
come and gone. 

Academy students register at on April 2, audi 
sign up for tours, tests, and events (above). I 
Move-em-up, head-em-out, bye-bye academy | 
students. See ya next year (below)! 

Jody Medendorp, Sara Cash, and Peg Christenson grin wide for 

Southern Accent 


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1 the spring to black r 



by David Ekkens 

"It sounds to me like you 
have a serious fruit addiction!" 
That was my daughter-in-law's 
evaluation of my "problem" 
when we told her that we had 
picked 109 pounds of blueber- 
ries in Indiana. The worst of it 
was that not only had we 
picked the berries in the morn- 
ing, but we had driven 10 hours 
home that afternoon/evening 
and then spent 4 more hours 
putting them into the freezer. 
As I thought about it, I decided 
maybe she is right — maybe I 
am addicted to fruit. 

Actually, my interest in fruit 
goes back to my years as a kid 
in Michigan. Our typical Sab- 
bath afternoon activity in July 
and August was to take a walk 
in the nearest swamp and eat 
wild huckleberries. In fact, all 
kinds uf good fruit grew in 
southern Michigan and we 

pears in the fall — we c< 
froze it, and enjoyed it. 

Before I got married, I didn't 
know that Sharon was just as 
addicted to fruit as I was. I found 
out soon after when we went to 
pick blueberries one fall. We had 
filled all our containers but 
Sharon just kept picking. 1 kept 
hinting that we should quit. It did 
no good. Finally, 1 said firmly, 
"Dear, we have to quit. All our 
things are full!" 

"But," she wailed, waving an 
expansive arm over acres of 
blue, "Look at all the berries — 
what's going to happen to 

headed to North Carolina on a 
Friday afternoon to see her mom. 
We had a little extra time so we 
decided to take a long-cut 
through the mountains. Just a 
few feet off the freeway, we saw a 
sign "U-Pick Strawberries." 
Forgotten were the mountains. 
We took several quart containers 
and headed into the field. As 
soon as we got the first set full 
she sent me up to the little shed, 
for more boxes, I spent the next 
couple of hours carrying empty 
boxes into the patch and carry- 
ing out full ones. The fellow 
running the operation even 
began to wonder how many 
wives I had out there picking for 

After this had gone on for a 
very long time, I did a quick 
calculation and figured we were 
going to have to get a loan to pay 

for all the berries. I then an- 
nounced that it was time to 
continue our journey mom- 
ward. She picked on. Finally, in 
desperate attempt to move her, 
I asked "What time do you want 
me to tell your mom we are 

Without missing a berry she 
replied, "When it gets too dark 

Of. course, the picking of the 
fruit is only half the fun — the 
rest is, as they say "in the 
eating." Fresh, freshly thawed 
from the freezer, in pies, on 
cereal — there are lots of ways to 
enjoy fruit. Some fruits can be 
converted to snacks by drying 

Fortunately, Sharon doesn't 
mind making apple cobblers, 
blue berry pies and peach ice 
cream. For a long time, there 
has been an informal tradition 
in our family that Sharon makes 
me blue berry buckle (a type of 
coffee cake) for my birthday. 
When we moved to Kenya, we 
knew that there would be no 
blueberries there. So, we 
canned 12 quarts (in glass jars) 
and packed them up for ship- 
ment with our things. The 
mover said, "I am not allowed to 
pack any food in glass jars but I 
will show you how to do it." 
Which he did. As I recall, one jar 
broke on the journey; the rest 
arrived OK and I had blueberry 
buckle every year we were 

Blueberry buckle is enough 
of a problem to bake in the 
regular oven that I don't get it 
too often. The other day, I 

began to wonder if I could ar i 
the recipe so that it J$*" 

wave. I began experimenting 
Now, everyone knows that 

experiments don't always turn 
out perfect the first time Let's 

]ust say that nobody ate the first 
one. The second one was better 
and now I can turn out a decern 
blueberry buckle whenever] 
want one. do need to warn 
you— Sharon doesn't eat my 
cooking. It only takes 15 minutes 
to get it baking. So here's my 
recipe for blueberry buckle Try 
it at your own risk. If you do this 
in a pyre baking dish that will fit 
in a toaster oven, it will be 
better. I like to put it in the 
toaster oven (350 degrees) for a 
few minutes after baking in the 
. That browns it on 

Dr. Dave's Fifteen Minute 
BlueBerry Buckle 
Cream* together: 1 TBSP marga- 
rine and 1 TBSP sugar. Add 1/2 
C flour, 1/4 TSP salt, 1/2 TSP 
baking powder. Mix. Mix in 1/4 C 
soy (or cow's) milk It will make 
a thick batter. Pour the batter. 
Topping: 1/4 C flour, 1 TBSP I 
margarine, 1 TBSP sugar. Cream 
together and sprinkle over the 
blueberries. Bake on high in the 
microwave for 5 
tion: Microwave 
power. Five mini 


:s is just right 

You may 

have to experiment a bit.) 

*For the non-cooks, "cream" 
means to smash the margarine 
and sugar with a spoon. Take a 
minute and get it mixed good. 

And the rest, as they said, is history 

by Jason Blanchard 

Adventist Historians from all 
over North America will con- 
verge on Southern College April 
7-9. Southern is to play host to 
ASDAH (Association of Seventh- 
day Adventist Historians.) 

The conference will be 
attended by history teachers 
from all the Adventist colleges, 
and many of the Adventist 
academies. "This will be the first 
time ASDAH has met in a long 
time," said Benjamin McArthur, 
chairman of the history Depart- 
ment, who also coordinated the 
conference. All students are 
invited to the lectures, and 
History majors are strongly 
advised to attend. 

The conference is important 
because it helps to promote the 
quality ol historical instruction, 
it breeds greater professional- 

ism, and it will breath new life 
into the ailing ASDAH. 

The conference kicks off with 
vespers on Friday night, April 7, 
at 7:30 p.m. The speaker for the 
evening will be George Knight 
from the SDA Theological Semi- 
nary. "He is one of the premiere 
historians of the Adventist 
Church," said McArthur. The title 
of his worship is "The Historicity 
of Faith." Vespers credit will be 

There will be some notable 
historians at the conference. 
Among them is Eric Anderson, 
who spoke at assembly during 
Black History Week. The confer- 
ence will also feature Paul 
Conkin, one of the "leading 
American Historians of our 
time." Southern professors Mark 
Peach and Dennis Pettibone will 
also be giving lectures during the 

The conference will deal Germany. It also covers the topic I 

with many topics. They range of "How to Teach History without | 

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'The Year in Ministry" 

In Henry, Will Labrenz, Jon Fisher, Sharna Keehn, Karen Carby, 
Irt Lopez lead out in song service during CARE'S Agape Feast. 

Rodney Payne II speaks during the Student Week of Prayer b 
on the theme, "The Battle Belongs to the Lord." 

i students take a stand in an AIDSwalk for Abstinence by 
|(ing from Collegedale to Washington, D.C., led by religion 
r Ron du Preez. 

Sonia Perez brightens an elderly lady's day during Community 
Service Day. 

Steve Green shares Jesus with Southern students 
through songs, slides, and ministry. 

Terrl Ruff, a behavioral science professor, speaks during 
Spiritual Emphasis Week given by staff and faculty. 

Southern Accent 


Jason Blanchard displays his catch. What a wonder, down under! 

Giving self to God 
turns to God giving 
self to you 

by Jason Blanchard 

I can remember that last day 
in Hawaii. It was August 10, 1993, 
and I thought it was the worst 
day of my life. All my friends 
were going to the Marshall 
Islands, together. I was going to 
Australia, alone. 

As 1 watched their plane rise 
into the cloudless blue sky, I had 
a tear in my eye. "What have 1 
done?" 1 asked myself. I must 
have been crazy to let Sherrie 
Norton talk me into going to 
"The Land Down Under." 

The worst part of it was the 
fact that I was going to Australia 
to do something I had no train- 
ing for. Preach. How had 1 ne- 
glected to think of this small 
detail when 1 took a call to be the 
youth pastor of Brightwaters 
SDA Church, near Avondale 

That word, "pastor" loomed 
very large in my mind. I'd bitten 
off a very large chunk this time 
and it tasted terrible. This meant 
I would not only preach but 
would have to lead a youth 
group, too. OUCH! 

I said a quick, heart felt 
prayer, and got on the plane 
bound for "The Land of OZ." 
Dorothy had it easy. She had her 
dog, Toto. 1 had no one. The ten- 
hour flight from Honolulu to 
Sydney was painful. Someone 
forgot to order me a vegetarian 
meal, so I added hunger pains to 
my ever growing homesick 

1 remember landing in 
Sydney. As 1 fought my way 
through the cabin towards the 
door, I remembered the words to 

a song by the contemporary 
christian group Petra. "I am 
available, I am available, I will go 
when you say go." Well I had 
gone. The song helped. I sent a 
short prayer of thanks to God 
and disembarked. 

"Well where is the person 
who is suppose to meet me at 
the gate?" I asked myself as I 
collected my bags. "They forgot. 
Good. 1 can just turn around and 
get back on the plane and fly 
home to mom." 

1 decided, with the help of 
the rather large airport security 
guards who blocked my way 
back to the plane, to continue on 
through customs. 

When I finally persuaded the 
customs agent that 1 was going 
to stay a year and that I wasn't 
carrying all these bags for a 
quick two week "walkabout," I 
went down a hallway, and • 
rounded a corner. There was a 
crowd of people at the entrance 
to the lobby. 

I said to myself, "Great. A 
crowd to get lost in. I'll never 
find my ride." As I got closer 
someone in the crowd held up a 
sign which simply read, "JA- 
SON." The crowd of 25 people 
were all waiting for me. ME! 

These people were so cool. 
They were funny, generous, and 1 
could barely understand a word 
they were saying. I didn't care. I 
did not want to be alone. I 

1 was a little disappointed at 
the fact that a lot of what 1 had 
heard about Australia was 
wrong. Where were the 
kangaroo's bouncing down the 
street? Where were the boomer- 

by Heidi Boggs 

Everyone knows the man in the 
bow tie as Mr. Silver. Bob Silver 
chuckled when asked why he wears 
bow ties. "It's kind of a trade mark I 
guess, I've worn one for so many 
years, and it doesn't get in the way 
like those long ties," he said. 

The Mail Room, Admissions, and 
Marketing are where you'll find 
Silver. He has worked at Southern for 
thirteen years. He loves the students and enjoys talking about 
those he still keeps in contact with. "It's an extra mv, h i 
don t have to pay tax on, he said, as he reflected on the friend- 
ships from the many students that have worked for him He 
and his wife stay in former students' homes as they travel in 
the summer (one of the couple's pastimes). 

When asked where he is from, he responded. "I'm sort of a 
nomad. I've lived in so many places. But originally, I'm from 
North Carolina-I'm a tar heel." Silver has lived in 10 separate 
locations in the states, including California, Michigan and 
Florida, where he's grown up, married and taught school. 

"We're pushing Christian education." Silver said as he" '* 
talked about the two thousand phone calls that are made every I 
year from his department. Silver enjoys his job, because he's 
spreading the word about Southern's friendly atmosphere anr} I 
can watch the many new students enroll in the college. 

As far as Silver's future plans, well... "I hope they'll keep m 
'till I retire," he said, as another chuckle jiggled his maroon 
bow tie. 

ang wielding Aborigines? Most of 
all, "Where was Crocodile 

That was how I arrived in 
Australia. Through the twelve 
months that I spent there, I did a 
lot of things. I went diving at the 
Barrier Reef, drove for three 
weeks in the Outback, snowskied 
at Snowy River, surfed the best 
waves on the globe, and 
preached. Let me say that again. 
I preached! 

Of course, my first sermon 
was only fifteen minutes long, 
but I did it. I liked It. I liked it a 
lot, and by the end of my stay, 
they had to drag me from the 

I gave God a year out of my 
life. He made that year the best 
year of my life. I had a lot of fun, 
but I believe I did lots of good 
too. 1 am convinced that the 
reason 1 was sent to Australia 
was not to help them. I was 
dragged to Australia, kicking and 
screaming so that they could 
help me. I had it all backwards. It 
was for me that I went. For my 
benefit, 1 made myself available, 
but God made me valuable. If 
you get the chance to go, and 
you feel God calling you to go, 
GO. You will never regret it. 

It was August 5,1994. 1 was 
leaving Australia, and going back 
home to America. It WAS the 
worst day of my life. 


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lestiny Drama Company Home 
ihow renews students' spirit, faith 

by Alicia Goree 

On occasion, the Southern 
College students can be seen, as 
a whole, with pained expres- 
sions, clutching their watches, 
and bolting for the bulging doors 
of the Collegedale Church after 
vespers. However, last week's 
Destiny Drama Company perfor- 
mance of "The Present End" 
proved to be one of the few true 
crowd pleasing programs. 

"The program had me read- 
ing Ellen G. White afterward," 
said Sophomore Jason Wilhelm, 
"because what Destiny por- 
trayed of end-time events was so 
jrly Marshall plays the teacher of Life and Teachings class in y[ sua \ « 
|present End," which the group performed for their annual Mer the program Ken 

le will wipe every tear from 
f\r eyes. There will be no 
>re death or mourning or 
fing or pain, for the old or- 
Ir of things has passed 
Vay." Revelation 21:4 

i Mashburn and Kiistina Choice was the theme — that 

honorary member of Destiny, 
and the new member then 
delivered an emotional closing 

A call following Castleberg's 
prayer prompted a large portion 
of the audience to respond. 
"The Present End' was spiritu- 
ally uplifting for a lot of people," 
said Sophomore Becky Pike. 
"The play itself was good, and it 
delivered the message very 
well." Destiny members stayed 
by to pray with those who came 
forward, and many students 
recommitted their lives to 

"I thought the play was 
touching," said Sophomore 
Jucinta Naylor. "It really made 
me think about preparing for the 
end time." 

'I tlf pi, IV V 

e back to Jesus." 
s made when 
Ifriend shared with another 
■conviction after Destiny's 

y night performance. 

fThe Present End" was 

1 by Maria Rodriguez 

each person makes the choice 
between God and the temporary 
pleasures of this world. 

Students openly wept in 
responselo the clear depiction 
of the hope in the return of 
Jesus. Tammy Castleberg gave 
the closing prayer, reminding 
each student of his and her own 
mental, spiritual, or emotional 

-ach person makes the choice 
Ibetween God and the... world. 

r with additions and adapta- 
s by Senior Destiny Director 

|The play brought hit stu- 

:n they saw aspects of 
Wf daily lives portrayed on the 


At the close, a quiet rever- 
ence was stayed upon the 
church. The audience remained 
seated in reflection and prayer, 
then to express how the Holy 
Spirit had spoken. Many left the 

L_. P ' ay showed that despite church with a commitment to 
"\ death, handicaps, and rededicate their lives to Jesus. 

Wache, Jesus never fails. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robbinson, played by Jim Lounsbury and Kimberly 
Marshall, experience the pains of childbirth. During the course of the 
play, the couple divorced and reunited. Destiny performed "The 
Present End" at their home show two years ago. 

Southern Accent 



by Gena Cowen 

I sat staring at the phone. 
Echoes of the conversation 
pulsated in my ears. "Is this 
Gena Cowen?" 


"You don't know me, but 
my wife perms your hair." 

"Okay, can I help you?" 

"Well, yes actually. My wife mentioned that you were an 
artist, and I was wondering if you would be interested in helping 

1 run an insurance agency, but on the side I make rubber 
stamps for corporations. A client of mine needs an illustration 
me, and my wife suggested I call you." 

"What type of illustration?" 

I held my breath not believing my ears. Not five minutes 
before, I had been arguing with God about my finances. I wasn't 
just broke, I was FLAT broke. 

"Well, I need you to draw two turnips to accent a logo." 

Turnips? I had never drawn a turnip before in my life. I 
hadn't even seen a turnip since I was six years old. But this man 

After establishing a place and time to meet, I hung-up the 
phone, still not believing my ears. Then, I started to laugh. Not 
only had God answered my prayers, but He had done it with a 

se of humor. It's easy to get discouraged - especially when 
dealing with the touchy subject of money. But remember, God 
has a thousand ways to provide for you. Even if it means draw- 
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Southern Accent 


Tim Torres — PAW 
Student of the Month 

I by Kimberly Marshall 

April's PAW Student of the 
|Month is Tim Torres, a junior 
Tiursing major. For Torres, 
|ceeping a healthy lifestyle was 
it the top item on his list. "I 
;ally attribute my healthy 
Ifestyle to God," says Torres. 

Raised in Los Angeles in an 
Idventist family, God was not a 
Ip priority until he attended 
r College. There, he read 
'hite's writings and was 
sed to lead a healthier 
;style and clean up his act. 
lw, Torres enjoys running, 
ain biking, and fly fishing. 
'The Student of the Month 
bgram is a good incentive to 
ourage the average student 
ive a healthier lifestyle," said 
res. Students of the Month 

are chosen from nominations 
which are turned in to the gym 
office. Prizes are given to the 
students as well as recognition 
in the PAW newsletter. 

Southern Singers and 
>s ehestra perform at 
forest Lake and Tampa 

r Kimberly Marshall 

outhern Singers and the 
ftuthern College Orchestra went 

ast weekend to Florida. 
fey performed Elijah at the 

t Lake Church in Altamonte 
brings and at the Tampa 

"This has been our concen- 
tion this semester," said Dr. 
bbertson. "It's an exciting thing 
J> be able to perform major 
|orks on and off campus be- 

i have the force to 
■erform them with chorus and 

orchestra." The choir was joined 
by guest soloist Evan Chesney, a 
1983 graduate who sang the part 
of Elijah while he was at South- 
ern. Chesney received his doc- 
torate in choral conducting at 
Michigan State University and is 
now the minister of music at 
Forest Lake Academy. 

"The tour was cool, even 
though Elijah is better in Ger- 
man," said Katie Martin, a South- 
ern Singers member. Elijah, 
originally a work in German, was 
performed in English. 

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This is the time of the year when the planets align over 
Collegedale to produce what cake makers, florists, and in the 
good old days of Adventism, watchmakers, could only dream 
of: weddings. In the hope that at least one out of every forty 
invitations produces some kind of income, our household has 
been inundated. This has caused some minor inconveniences 
("Honey, have you seen the first floor?" As a gift for all you 
crazy kids in love, here are ten important tips for helping this 
day be more special for me: 

1. Get To The Point. Do not start your invitation with "We 
request the honor of your presence..." because frankly, you're 
thinking "Cash," not "Hmm, I wonder if the Czerkasij's are 
coming." So, just send a form, with boxes to check, next to 
sums ranging as high as $1. If you really are worried about our 
presence, seek professional help. 

2. Get Engaged To Someone You Really Plan On Marry- 
ing. If in the event I actually send you a toaster, and then I end 
up getting it back, I'll see you in court. 

3. Begin The Wedding On Time. If either the bride or 
groom is late, for whatever reason, begin with someone else. If 
they're really late, then it's only proper to finish the ceremony. 
The key is moving the program along. 

4. Friendly, Competent Photographers. Most wedding 
photographers believe that this day is the most important day 
in their lives, when in all actuality, it's the most important day 
in the life of the bride's father, who's sobbing over what this is 
going to cost him. Anyway, be wary of any photographers who 
arrive with Kodak disposable cameras without flash. Not 
having a flash is a sure sign of a novice. 

5. Gush. That's right. And lots of it. It's probably a Sunday, 
and I'm shaved and in a suit, so when I hand you a Mighty 
Morphin Power Rangers shower curtain, you will promise to 
all assembled that this is the finishing touch to your bathroom 
decor and what a great guy I am. And good looking. Unless I'm 
talking to the groom, in which case I'll hit you. 

6. Groomsmen and Bridesmaids. This can be touchy since 
many husbands-to-be, as a matter of courtesy, have to have 
the bride's younger brother standing next to them. Usually, 
the kid's maturity level is equal to a chimpanzee, so give him 
the fun job of decorating the car with shaving cream, toilet 
paper and petroleum products. Just be sure to point to the car 
belonging to your other groomsman Biff, who enjoys 
weightlifting, steroids, and hurting people at the slightest 

7. Music. The Wedding Song is out. When A Man Loves A 
Women, maybe. Havin'My Baby might cause a riot with the in- 
laws, while Feelings guarantees civil unrest. A good choice is 
Louie, Louie because everyone can participate and you don't 
have to know the words. 

8. Throwing The Bouquet, The Garter, or Rice. These are 
silly traditions which have obvious neopagan roots that ought 
to be abandoned. 

9. Kissing The Bride. However, traditions can be an impor- 
tant glue to a particular culture, and are best when left alone. 

10. The Honeymoon. The feeling is that most honeymoons 
end the moment the groom slaps Icing onto the bride's nose 
when they cut the cake. For less dangerous fare, try pinatas or 
bobbing for apples. 

Oops, we're out of space and we didn't get to the 101 
Thngs To Do With The Cake You Saved In Your Freezer For A 
Year, but maybe next time. 

Southern Accent 


Who is your favorite teacher at Southern, and why? 

"Dr. Morris. It's nice to see 
someone who is so enthusias- 
tic about what he is teaching." 

"Pettibone. He challenges 

Bonnie McConnell 
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Tony Wear 
Sophomore, nursing 

Tissiana Kelley 
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Coming Events 

Friday, 4/7 

—Vespers, Orches- 
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—Sunset 8:07 

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April 21, i 995 

Campus Notes 

For all those who attended and enjoyed the Net '95 
meetings, there*s good news: Mark Finley will be returning 
to Tennessee to do a follow-up of the seminar. Finley will be 
speaking at the Collegedale Church on May 13. If you are in 
the area, be sure to catch this service. 

The annual campmeeting held at Southern College will 
be during May 24-27 this year. The theme "United In Christ" 
will be expanded upon by dynamic speakers. A few of these 
include Des Cummings Jr., Florida Hospital; Stephen Chavez, 
Adventist Review; and Gary and Rae Patterson, General 
Conference Global Mission. Also, there will be many informa- 
tive seminars: What Happens When Women Pray, 
NEWSTART Homestyle Nutrition Classes, Family Life, Per- 
sonal Growth, and other departmental seminars. In the 
children and youth sections there will be special programs 
for all age groups with performances by musician, Wendy 
Wittas and Destiny Drama Company. Craig Cylke from 
Cohutta Springs Wildlife will be visiting and the youth 
speaker will be Mark Wittas. 

Students needed. There are several positions open at 
the Village Market, Landscape, and Cafeteria for students 
who are available during the morning shifts. 
For more information, call Student Employment Dept. at 

The Journalism Department will honor the seniors by 
having a picnic at Red Clay Park on Saturday, April 29. For 
those who need a ride, meet in front of Wright Hall at 9:30 
am. The church service will start at 10:30 am followed by 

Everyone is invited. For more information call Journalism 
Dept. at 238-2730. 

"Swish! Nothing but net," was heard all day on the court. 
Talge Hall is hosting the annual 2-man basketball tourna- 
ment. It began on March 20, and will go on until April 21. 
Thirty-one teams signed up to play. Every team in the 
tournament had to pay $1.50, in order to enter. Each game 
is played on the Talge Hall basketball court during the 
players free time. They are to finish each game by a certain 
date or there will be a coin toss to determine the winner. 
The first place team will receive $50; second, $30; third, $20. 

The alumni office sponsored an informal supper wel- 
coming the soon-to-be alumni seniors. The supper took 
place on April 10, at the center of campus. They served hot 
dogs, with a variety of toppings, salad, dessert, and soda. 
The alumni office wished the seniors good luck for their 
futures and gave the seniors received T-shirts with "South- 
ern College Alumni" written on them. Good luck seniors and 
God bless! 

Bring a blanket and a friend to the lawn concert on April 
22 at 3:30 p.m. It will be on the lawn beside Talge Hall. If it 
rains, a new location will be announced. 

The DieMeister Singers Homeshow will take place April 
29 at 8:30 p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium. For more informa- 
tion, call 238-2880. 

On April 23 the Orchestra will give a dinner concert at 
6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria Joseph Choi will be featured as the 
Assistant Conductor of the Orchestra. Tickets are going 
fast. Call Pauline Pierson at 2833 for more information. 

Shari Wolcott will be featured in her Senior Organ Re- 
cital on April 30. It will be held in the Collegedale Church at 
8 p.m.. For more information, call 238-2880. 

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listened to, you know, 
golden oldies, Nat King Cole, 
Barbara Streisand, Peter 
Paul & Mary, Carly Simon, 

and zzzzzzz Not that 

there is anything wrong with 
any of these vocalists, they 
just weren't from my era. 
And in my head that made 
them oooold. And anything 
old was definitely taboo. So, 
I'd snicker quite openly 
when my parents listened to 
what I called their 'doctor's 
office music.' 

I must say though, that I. 
like my parents, have be- 
come stuck in a music rut. 1 
jumped off the tune train 
somewhere in the eighties, 
yes, the eighties. Oh my, did 
I really just admit that? Don't 

get me wrong, I like a lot of 
the new stuff (anything but 
country that is.) However, 
there's just something about 
Chicago, George Michael, 
Bon Jovi, the St. Elmo's Fire 
soundtrack, and others that 
give me that warm, ener- 
gized feeling. Perhaps it's 
because they remind me of 
junior high and high school. 
That time when there wasn't 
a worry beyond what I 
would wear to school the 
following day. I was happy, 
most of the time, and I was 
care- and debt-free. 

Do I sound like my par- 
ents or what? "You just wait 
until you get into the real 
world," they'd say. Well, 
now that I'm there, is this 
tug toward eighties music a 
subconscious yearning to 
return to those days when 
homework took only half an 
hour at the most? I don't 
think so, really. I much 
prefer my independence 
now. I think I'm just stuck in 
a music rut, like my parents, 
only one era later. And 
maybe that's not so bad. 
After all, Elton John and 
Julio Iglesias began singing 
long ago, and they're still 
going strong. So, go ahead 
Mom and Dad, croon along 
to Nat King Cole's "Unforget- 
table," and I'll sit over here 
with my headphones and 
Madonna's "Crazy for You." 



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April 21, 1995 


The Meaning of Symbols 

by Jack Blanco 

What does the Statue of Liberty have to do with the Sabbath? 
Or, what does the flag of the United States have to do with the 

During World War l[, many Americans were caught in the 
Nazi war machine and put in prison or in one of the concentra- 
tion camps. There were three different ways to silence political 
dissent and eliminate those whom the government classified as 
undesirable. Those who spoke against the government for 
whatever reason were sent to prison; those who opposed the 
government more openly were sent to labor camps; and the Jews 
were rounded up and sent to concentration camps, where they 
were exterminated, usually by being herded into the gas cham- 

As an American civilian visiting Germany, I was caught in the 
war and sent to one of the labor camps. The object of these 
camps was to get as much work out of us as they could before 
we collapsed from overwork and lack of food. The daily diet 
consisted of one slice of bread and a cup of black coffee in the 
morning and one slice of bread and a bowl of watery soup at 
noon in the evening. Many who were carried out from the muni- 
tions factory where we worked, never to return. 

After we were liberated, we were de-loused, de-contami- 
nated, and sent home on American warships. I'll never forget the 
day we arrived in New York harbor. When I saw the Statue of 
Liberty standing there holding high her torch of freedom, I got 
"goose bumps" from the top of my head to the bottom of my 
feet. I was ready to step on shore and kiss the ground. Home! 
And home free! What a joy! And when I saw those stars and 
stripes unfolding in the breeze, how proud 1 felt to be an Ameri- 
can. Now let me ask you, Do you think 1 would ever be tempted 
to write graffiti on that beautiful Lady? Do you think I would ever 
be tempted to throw the American flag in the mud and walk on 
it? The answer is obvious,"No!" A thousand times, no. Why? 
Because of what that beautiful Lady stands for and what the red, 
white, and blue in our glorious flag symbolizes. 

What does that have to do with the Sabbath? Let me tell you. 
When the children of Israel were freed from the bondage of 
Egypt, God told Moses to add the fourth commandment another 
reason for keeping the Sabbath in addition to honoring creation. 
"Remember," said the Lord, "that you were a servant in the land 
ol Egypt, and that the Lord your God brought you out of there 
through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm. Therefore 
the Lord commanded you to keep the Sabbath day" Deut. 5:15. 
The deliverance from Egypt is a type of deliverance we have 
from the bondage of sin. Through Jesus Christ's death on Cal- 
vary as the Passover Lamb we are freed from the prison-house of 
our sinful human nature. Praise the Lord! As the Scripture says, 
1 gave them the Sabbath— a day of rest every seventh day— as a 
symbol between them and me, to remind them that it is 1, the 

20 12 lb sanc,i,ies them ' that the y are tru 'y ™y ° e °p te " Eze - 

Yes we keep the Sabbath because it's the seventh day, but 
more than that. Yes, we keep the Sabbath because it is a day of 

st and relaxation, a day away from study and work, but still 
more than that. We also keep the Sabbath because it is a symbol 

dairah t .7 We haVe '" Jesus Christ We are the sons and 
gnters of freedom, not slaves to ourselves. And the Sabbath 
our flag of freedom. What a joy! 
So turn away your foot from the Sabbath [from walking 
"id call the Sahk-.u - j_i,- l . 

able, and honor 

°»n pleasure 

fim, not doing your own ways, nor finding your 
r speaking your own words; then you will 

'age of Jacob 

your father" Isa. 58:13, 14. 

What a „i beautlml Ud y ! ' """Id never think of desecrating her. 
you? " S g! ' would never ,nlnk °< walking on it. Would 

SA goes to AIA for R&R 

by Peter Hwang 

"Hee haw! Pack your bags 
cause we're off to Texas." The 
out-going and in-coming Student 
Association officers went to 
Southwestern Adventist College 
for the "Adventist Inter-Collegiate 
Association" meetings. The 
meetings went from March 28 to 
April 1. 

Many other Adventist col- 
leges also attended these meet- 
ings, including Andrews Univer- 
sity, Atlantic Union College, 
Canadian Union College, Colum- 
bia Union College, La Sierra 
University, Loma Linda Univer- 
sity, Pacific Union College, Union 
College, Southwestern Adventist 
College, Walla Walla College, and 
of course, Southern College. 

All of the Student Association 
officers from various schools got 
together with students who held 
the same office. While in their 
separate groups, the out-going 
officers shared with in-coming 
officers their experience through- 
out the year. This was the time 
for the in-coming officers to get 
: ideas from one another. 

The in-coming officers took 
notes and asked questions. 
Everyone gained new ideas from 
each other. 

While they were there, the 
officers also took part in other 
activities. They went on a tour 
of the Arlington Baseball Sta- 
dium, where the Texas Rangers 
play. They went to nursing 
homes to sing and pass out 
flowers to the patients. They 
also went to a flower garden in 
Dallas called "The Aboretum," 
and from there went to the site 
of President Kennedy's assassi- 

The officers exchanged 
addresses, phone numbers, and 
e-mail accounts in order to keep 
in touch and share ideas with 
one another throughout the 
year. Southern's incoming 
officers: Luis Gracia, president; 
Peter Hwang, social vice-presi- 
dent; Jeremy Stoner, executive 
vice president; Stacy Delay and 
Larisa Myers, Accent editors; 
Doug Hilliard, treasurer; 
are looking forward to next 
year's AIA meeting. 

Alumni share wealth 

by Peter Hwang 

Are you scared you won't find 
a job when you graduate from 
Southern College? Well, fear no 
more! Jim Ashlock and the 
alumni office have found a solu- 
tion. They've put together a 
computer databank full of names 
and phone numbers of Southern 
College Alumni. Many young 
alumni, from the past 20 years, 
aren't able to pay cash donations 
to our school. However, as 
alumni, they want to be involved. 
Therefore, they have offered 
their time to share career infor- 
mation with the students. 

Jim Ashlock started this 
databank of names two years 
ago. Ashlock wrote a letter to the 
alumni asking if they would be 
willing to help in making this 
program a success. Those who 
were willing to help were put on 
a list. There are over 1,500 names 
on that list now. He says the list 
has almost every occupation 
known to man. 

Any student is welcome to go 
by the alumni office and ask for 

the name and phone number of 
an alumnus in their field of 
interest. "This is a gold mine. 
This resource is not available at 
any price," says Ashlock. He 
also comments, "This is a great 
opportunity for the students to 
get first-hand experience tips 
from a professional. It's espe- 
cially good for those who 
haven't made up their minds in 
what they want to do." 

Not only can the alumni tell 
about their experiences in their 
jobs, but they can also explain 
what to do and what not to do in 
getting a job. These people also 
went to Southern, so they can 
relate with students. They can 
even open doors for students 
and send them in the right 
direction. Jim Ashlock says, 
"These days, most hiring is done 
because you have connections." 

"This databank will be very 
beneficial to any student," says 
Ashlock. If you're interested, go 
by the alumni office and get the 
names and phone numbers of 
the alumni now. 

Thanks, ya'll, for a 
memorable year! 

Southern Accent 

April 21, 19 9S 

karth May I UU^ ""^ 

So this is the problem, what can I do? 

by Jonathan Mahomey 

I've noticed that in the last 
few years, along with an in- 
creased interest in the environ- 
ment by the sympathetic, there 
has also been an increase in the 
opposite attitude by others. 
There are some legitimate 
reasons for this attitude of 
encironmental unconcern. The 
main problem with environmen- 
talists today is their image. 
There are a few outspoken ones 
who seem a bit fanatical and try 
to dix things that don't really 

need to be fixed. In the process, 
they cast a dark shadow on 
others who are sympathetic to 
the cause. After all, when we see 
skits like "Saturday Night Live." 
where we see a few people 
trying to wipe the oil off hun- 
dreds of ducks, with paper 
towels, after a large spill, we 
can't help but chuckle. The truth 
is, there are a lot of people 
concerned about our 
invironment (environmentalists) 
that are not fanatical and are 
honestly trying to help a definite 
problem. I want to clear up some 

Environmental stewardship 

AChristians, and particularly as Seventh-day Adventists, we have a 
responsibility to the earth, our environment. God gave Adam domin- 
ion over all of the animals, and 1 believe that includes plants, too. 
His dominion has passed to us and with dominion comes responsi- 
bility, otherwise known as stewardship. 

To me, Christians should be the leaders in the conservation 
movement. In fact, Earth Care '95 at UTC, April 21 and 22, is focusing 
on Christian environmental stewardship. It's too bad that Adventists 
are not involved, sponsoring, or hosting this conference. 

Sure, we are going to get a "New Earth," but until then, we have 


i this 

misconceptions and try to sug- 
gest some ways that everyone 
can get involved in the environ- 

Environmentalists believe 
that our planet can only handle 
so many people because of the 
limits of natural resources we 
have, such as coal, trees, water, 
etc. Basically, there are so many 
people that these resources are 
quickly depleting. In other 
words, the things that we make 
houses out of, the energy 
sources that we use to heat 
water and our homes, will not 
last much longer. What can we 
do to prevent this from happen- 

Environmentalists are trying 
to prevent this by educating 
others about the advantages of 
conserving water and electricity, 
and reusing things whenever 
possible. They are concerned 
about what might happen when 

looking for alternative heat, 
electricity, and building supplies. 
Now, this is the part where 

with this effort. First, when you 
start to throw something away 
check to see if it can be recycled 
Then separate trash into paper 
plastic, and glass. This only ' 
takes a few minutes, and saves a 
lot of cost and energy. 

Second, conserve. Turn off 
lights. Saves Earth's energy and 
your money. 

Last, get involved in Earth 
Day (4/22). There are corpora- 
tions and radio stations that 
sponsor Earth Day Celebrations. 
Some sponsors even give prizes 
for stuff like planting the most 
trees, or picking up the most 
trash around a lake. 

I encourage each one of you 
to get involved. Most of these 
things only take a few minutes 
each day. Every little bit you do, 
however small it may seem, will 
help have our precious re- 

s for generations to come. 


15 minutes and $11,000 later . . . 

Seven years ago, a seemingly insignificant stream of hot water 
began seeping out of the janitor's tap in Hackman Hall. This drip 
cost $1,573 each year, taking into account volume and heating costs, 
which topped out at over $11,000. 

A 30-second telephone call to Plant Services solved the problem. 
The plumber fixed the leak in 15 minutes. One phone call, one 
serviceman, and one rubber washer made all the difference. Don't 
think conversation is beyond your control. 

Karen Carby 


Be Thoughtful 

The next time you're out at Chickamauga, be sure to give some 
thought to the environment around you. Often we take for granted 
the beauty of nature. We assume that it will always be beautiful. If 
we continue to throw our trash into the lake or it's surroundings, it 
won't be long before the beauty will be gone, if we become more 
caring toward our environment, then the aesthetic value, as well as 
the life forms in the lake, will be preserved and protected. If we put 
some thought into where we dispose of our cans, bottles, and 
plastic products, we and our fellow creatures will be able to enjoy 
this home of ours a little longer. 

Kristie Drake 

Life and animals 

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if there were no 
animals? Everybody would be vegetarians, no one would have 
leather shoes or belts. Reminiscing about my younger days on the 
farm ... I wouldn't have had to do the daily chores of feeding the 
cows, and collecting chicken eggs. And no more playing with dogs 
and cats. I'm so glad that God gave us animals on this earth. Let's 
do all we can to protect them. 

ways that you can get involved 

The environ- 
ment we live in 

This semester, in my Environ- 
mental Conservation class, I 
realized how important 
Recycling is one of the ways to 
conserve resources while pro- 
tecting the environment. South- 
ern College has an active recy- 
cling program and as a Christian 
college we should be examples, 
not only to spread the recycling 
effort, but also to help save the 
place we call home. 

Jeff Kong 



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back almost 670 times. 


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April 21, 1995 

Southern Accent 

Nurses get hands-on training at Erlanger 

by Heidi Boggs 

Five-fifty Sunday morning has 
come early to senior AS nursing 
students for the past two weeks. 
Five groups headed out in the 
predawn light to finish the last 
labs of five required for gradua- 

Danny Roth, Monica Medina, 
I Meagan Brody and their other 
I lab partners, were sent to 
I Erlanger Medical Center. Each 

student is assigned a staff 
|nursed and their case load for 
e next twelve hours. 

Roth, a senior AS nurse, 
:scribes is his duties for the 
I day. "When we first get there, we 
I meet with our nurse and the 
J reports from the last shift are 
| reviewed. The next priority is to 

nake a quick check of all the 
I patients, then give out the 7 a.m. 

The physical assessment, 
("performed every four hours), is 
I the third duty nurses perform. It 
] includes listening to the heart, 
■ lungs, and gastrointestinal 
I region. The intake and output of 
I the patient is also monitored as 
as skin color, temperature, 

blood pressure and respiration. 

Roth worked on North 6th 
floor as Erlanger where MVA and 
did not follow through with his 
exercises. The circulation in his 
legs was reduced to such a 
degree that surgery was the only 

When asked if he felt the 
labs, overseen by Southern 
nursing instructors was valuable, 
Roth affirmed their usefulness. 
"They are essential. The labs pull 
together the pieces we have 
learned throughout the year. 
This is the closest we come to 
being full fledged nurses this 
side of graduation." 

The day ends with a last 
round to ensure that all pre- 
scribed treatments were com- 
pleted. Thorough charting of the 
day's care is also a must before 
nurses end their shift. Roth 
describes his last few minutes. "I 
go into see my patients one last 
time and ask if they are comfort- 
able. I believe it is essential as a 
Christian nurse to encourage the 
patients to look outside their 
hospital room to their world 
outside and to be a listening ear 
for them." 


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The tired students once of heart monitors, call bells and 

again climb into the van, reflect- patients voices fade as they 

ing as they do, on the previous leave the hospital behind, 
twelve hours. The faints sounds 

CA hosts 17 German 
exchange students 

by Jennifer Attaway 

For the first time, Collegedale 
Academy has hosted exchange 
students from another country. 
The group consisted of nine 
young ladies and eight gentle- 
men from the school, Galilei, in 
Hamm, Germany. Micheal 
Thielen and Helga Karl, teachers 
and sponsors from the school, 
arrived with the 17 participants 
on March 25. 

Upon arrival, the group was 
immediately whisked away to 
Orlando where they enjoyed 
visits to Epcot, MGM, and Camp 
Kulaqua. Returning to Tennes- 
see, the German students experi- 
enced two days of school at 
Collegedale Academy, where 
they learned about libraries, 
school nurses, media, special- 
ized personnel, assemblies, 
guidance counselors, and had 
tests at the end of class periods; 
all of which the German schools 

Next on the agenda were 
expeditions to Nashville, Pigeon 
Forge, Gatlinburg, Cherokee, and 
the Tennessee Aquarium. Then, 

two more days of classes at 
Chattanooga Christian School 
and Girl's Prep School. 

Afterwards, the German 
students traveled to Huntsville 
where they encountered the 
Rocket and Space Center. To 
conclude the excursion, they 
had their last day of school at 
Collegedale Academy on April 7. 

Before leaving, Thielen 
expressed likes and dislikes of 
the trip. What stood out most 
was their delight with the friend- 
liness of Americans. Said 
Thielen, "There's more to 
America than just New York and 
Los Angeles.. .There are people in 
between. ..The people are very, 
very, very nice.. The way it went 
and the opportunities offered us 
were absolutely incredible. This 
is an interesting area, there's no 
doubt about it." 

To continue the exchange 
program, Sam James, English 
and German teacher at the 
academy, will be taking a group 
of 12 to Germany this summer; 
six of them will be going to 

The best and worst on campus 

— Last issue of the Accent 
— Easter egg hunt 

— Graduation is only two weeks away!!! 
— New Environmental Club 
— Summer weddings (uh, do we detect editorial 
bias here?) 


— Last issue of the Accent 

—David Wright, the Easter Egg Bandit 

— Summer school 

— Magnetic Thatcher keys erasing ID card info. 

— Sad good-byes 

Southern Accent 

April 21, 199 5 

New York Times 

Nazi Troopers Bury Dead 

The dead were getting a burial 
today at this fearsome concentra- 
tion camp [Belsen, Germany] — 
each nameless dead getting a 
ghastly burial. 

No coffins or flowers at this 
funeral. No tears or well-bred 
sympathy. No music. 

These naked corpses were 
hauled in trucks and dumped into 
a pit. Their pall bearers were SS 
[Elite Guard] men and women, 
now Allied prisoners. 

Hitler Issues No 
word to People 

The radio voice of Germany 
dropped to a whisper today on 
Adolph Hitler's 56th birthday 

instead of trumpeting the Fuhrer': 
praises as in former boastful 

Their litany was the hoarse 
shouts of British soldiers, sick 
with disgust and fury, ordering 
these marked embers of Adolph 
Hitler's chosen legions about 
their horrible task. 

At Belsen one could see its 
piles of lifeless dead and its 
aimless swarms of living dead, 
their great eyes were just animal 
lights in skin-covered skulls of 

Josef Kramer. SS commander 

He enjoyed the shuddering fillhi- 
ness, with a lascivious lust for 
degradation and death, that Belsen 

One report said that SS 
women tied one living and one 
dead together, and burned both on 
a smoldering heap of scrap leather 
and worn-out shoes and boots, 
while linking hands in a hideous 
bestial danse macabre around this 
incredible pyre. 

Casualty Count 

for the Army 

and Navy 



Desolate Nuremberg taken 
On Hitler's 56th Birthday 

The Nazi's shrine city fell to U.S.. forces this afternoon. Her, 
where Hitler and the Nazi party in the past celebrated the Fuhrer's 
birthdays, there was a different type of celebration. Although it was 
the Chancellor's natal day, the defending garrison was unable not only 
to mark the anniversary but to fulfill its promise to hold Nuremberg at 
all costs until this day passed... 

of Belsen, now under close arrest, 
previously commanded 
Auschwitz, where children were 
taken from their mothers and 
burned alive, where a gas cham- 
ber killed thousands, where 
Kramer kept his own orchestra to 
entertain him with Strauss waltzes 
while abominations were prac- 
ticed under his command outside 
his window. 

He instituted starvation as 
punishment, kept it up as a habit. 

Eisenhower Sees Enemy 
Doom Near 

General Dwight D. Eisenhower marked the redueiion of the Ruhr 
pocket with an order of the day today, proclaiming thai the "ragged 
remnants of Hitler's armies of the west now are tottering on the thresh- 
old of defeat...." 

Ernie Pyle Laid to Rest Under Fire; 
Funeral Party On Ie Dodges Shells 

Machine guns beat a sharp tattoo and mortars barked at the front 
only a short distance ahead today as little Emie Pyle, the doughboy's 
reporter, was laid to rest with military honors. 

Battle-grimed American soldiers stood at attention as services were 
said for the columnist who was struck down by Japanese machine-gun 
fire Wednesday. 

All stories taken from 1945 New York Times. 




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Southern Accent 

April 21, i9 9s 

Editors Past 

Most people celebrate their 
birthdays once a year, except for 
those few who try to deny that 
they're getting older. Institutions 
and organizations, however, only 
celebrate the big ones - and this 
happens to be one such year for 
the Accent. This year marks 
volume number 50 for the South- 
ern College student newspaper, 
and this issue, the last one of the 
1944-95 school year, celebrates 
the achievements of all the 
editors from the past 50 years. 

The newspaper began as a 
four page spread called 
Southland Scroti It was devoid of 
photos, and just barely larger 
than Readers Digest. Through 
much dedication and creativity, 
the editors built on each other's 
ideas until the paper became 
what it is today. And here they 
are, as complete a list as pos- 
sible, the past contributing 
editors and those to come. 
Congratulations on a job well 
done, and good luck next year! 

Southland Scroll 

Eileen Multbrd Drouault 
Ellen Lundquisl Franklin 



Drew Murphy, AS Generals '43 

Ferrell McMahon Mathieu, AS 

Elem. Ed. '42 

Benjamin E. Herndon, AS PRM2 


Juanita Carithers. AS Elem. Ed. '4 

Mary Frances Linderman 

Ted A. Church. Ir. 


Church, Jr. 

Catherine Farrell Ritchie. AS Elen 

Ed. '47 


John S. Darnall 

G. Paul Haynes. BS INED '50 

Southern Accent 


Frances Andrews. BA Eng. '49 
Ramira Steen 


Olis Graves. AB Rel. '47 

Myron Skinner 

Frank Jobe 

Wendell Spurgeon. BA Hist. '71 

1947-48 I 
Genevieve Derden 
Sanford Graves 
G.B. Ellis £ 

Eugene Wilson 


David Parker, BA Chem. '62 

Sanford Lewis 

Sue Johnson Kinzer Bendall 


Roben Murphy, Jr., BA Comm./ 

Tbeo. '65 


V. Lynn Nielsen 


R. William Cash, BA ComB '71, 

Hist. '77 


Dana Lauren West 

Melissa A R Smith 

Dennis Ncgron. BA Theo. '85 

Brent Van Arsdell 


Kevin Waile. AS Nurs '85, BA 

BRDC '89 



Pearl Hall 
Blanche Black Ost 

IrmaOsleen Homing 

Slant] ish Hoskins 

Margarele Sella/ Petersen. AA Gen. 

Frieda M. Clark 



Nellie Jane Smith MacDonald, AS 

Elem. Ed. '40 

John D. Irwin 


FredVeltman. BARel. '51 

David Henriksen. BA Hist. '5 1 


Raymond Woolsey 

James Joiner. BA Rel/Bui 

Charles Morgan 

Johnny Culp. BA Hisl./Chem. '57 


Duane Hallock. BAComJ '76 
Richard Carey, BA Chem. '75 
Steve Grimley 


Everett Wilhelmseii, BS Eng. '75 

Yetta Levitt Foote, BA ComB '75 


Dale J. Townsend 
Gerald Colvin 
Bruce Yingling 


Tim Burrilj. BS Acct. "92 

Erich Stevens, BA Jour. '91 

Limes DUWS.BA Eng 


Stacy DeLay, BA PREL/Jour 

their hard fact-finding reseat 

April 21, 1995 

Southern Accent 

Photo Feature 

Alex Alonso, Joy Mavrakos, Kimberly Marshall, and 
Mickey Sayles, all Destiny members, show their stage 
smiles to the camera. 

These two make good use of the newest addition 
to the SC campus— the gazebo. 

The Southernaires shared a song at the Student Missionary retreat in 
Cohutta Springs last Sabbath. 

Slud ent missionaries, past and future, listen to each other' 
stones during the SM Retreat last weekend. 

flying at the Talge Hall basketball 

Southern Accent 

Gym-Masters . . . more 
than a tumbling team 

Sara Huber and Jason Stirewalt play two airplane passengers 
engaged in a conversation in "Based on Assumption." 

Lashier's play attracts many 

by Heidi Boggs Lashier, who teaches drama 

to 7th and 8th grade at Spalding, 
brought her students to the 
assembly. "My students caught 
on quickly to the title as the play 
progressed." The presentation 
was inspired by Lashier's many 
flights to and from California to 
visit her parents. 

"Writing is one of my hobbies 
and drama is my favorite. It's one 
thing to see a play in print but to 
see it come alive like it did 
today.. .that was exciting," 
Lashier commented. 

Her appreciation for the art 
was brought into the spotlight 
today for the first time while her 
audience looked on; their eyes in 
upright and locked positions as 
they watched Wendy and Stuart 
engage in conversation 'based on 

Students and professors 
filled Thatcher Chapel Thursday 
(or the play "Based On Assump- 
tion." Michelle Lashier, a senior 
English major, wrote the four 
part piece her sophomore year. 
Written in Helen Pyke's Creative 
Writing class, Dr. David Smith 
later adopted it, determined to 
present it. 

Now, two years later, the 
play has finally taken flight. It 
depicts a college girl who wore a 
wedding band to fend off un- 
wanted admirers. Wendy Tucker 
(Sara Huber) was seated next to 
a very talkative Stuart Hi, (Jason 
Stirewalt), a business man who's 
wife recently left him. Both 
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by Jason Blanchard 

What do the Atlanta Hawks, 
Charlotte Hornets, Chicago 
Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Washing- 
ton Bullets, and Philadelphia 
76'ers have in common? Give 
up? It's the Southern College 
"Gym Masters." 

This season, "America's 
Drug-free Acrobatic Team" has 
been the half-time show for . 
each of these teams. They have 
performed before thousands of 
basketball and football fans, 
whose only reasons for being 
there were for the superstar 
line-ups and a good chili dog 
away from the kids. 

While coming on to the 
fieldd before an Atlanta Falcons 
game, Robert Kelch had this to 
say. "I couldn't breath for a 
while, but after the music 
kicked in I forgot everything." 
Everything right down to the 
point where "I found myself 
standing in the middle of the 
mats wondering where I was 
supposed to be." 

Gym Masters tumbling 
captain, Carlyle Ingersoll, 
describes going into the sta- 
dium as "a rush," dwarfed only 
be the "bigger one" on the way 
off the court. "It's awesome to 
see people who are moving 
around during half-time, stop 
and sit back down to watch the 
performance." What, and give 
up that one chance to stretch 
ones legs in the direction of a 
nearby hot dog stand? 

The performance at 'The 
Spectrum' in Philadelphia was 
the highlight of the year. "It was 
like hitting a homerun," said 
Steve Jaecks. "The performance 
was near perfect." The team was 
given a standing ovation. An 
acknowledgment not often given 
by 76'ers fans. 

This year has been one of 
new beginnings for the Gym 

Masters. Since Ted Evins left th e 
team, the whole program has 
fallen on Jaecks. He is "Extremelv 
creative. He designs the whole 
program. The props, routine, and 
the music are his ideas," said 

"I'm astounded by how many 
people think that Gym Masters is 
just a gymnastics team," said 
Jaecks. "We are more than that." 
The team also travels with a full 
worship program that centers 
around the Blood of Christ. 
Through skits, songs, and 
sermonettes the Gym Masters 
portray the power in Christ's 
death. These programs are 
designed to be used at acad- 

When the team goes to the 
academies, they try to use a 
"holistic approach" towards the 
students. They have more time to 
get to know the students. "They 
see us as more than just a gym- 
nastics team. They realize the 
spiritual aspect of the team," said 
Ingersoll. Going to the schools 
and spending time with the kids 
is as important as a great perfor- 
mance. The students see the 
group as individuals. 

The goals of the team for next | 
year are to branch out into other 
directions. Jaeks said that Gym 
Masters is planning to go to Key 
West for an anti-drug rally put on 
by the police department. 

Jaecks wants to make Gym 
Masters an "experience of a 
lifetime," for its members. He 
would like to see a bigger team 
next year for two reasons: to give | 
the team a new look and change 
the routines, and to give more 
people a chance to be on the 

What do Michael Jordan and 
Patrick Ewing have in common. 
You guessed it. The Gym Masters 
had wonderful "tunnel seats to I 
see Jordan tell Ewing to "get his 

junk off the court!" 

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April 21, 1995 

Southern Accent 

Mgion — Thpn and Now 

Do you remember? 

Taken from SMC— A School of His Planning by Elva B. Garder revised 

by J. Mabel Wood 

Published by the Board of Trustees 

... the "salt-free" diet recommended by Dr. Kellogg which resulted in illness 
to several students and the departure of a few? 

. . . (1914-1922) the two hynms that were always sung for Friday night ves- 
pers when Professor Wood was president here, "The Evening Prayer" and 
"Abide With Me"? 

. . . the inspiration of those Friday night testimony meetings? 

. . . that the rule in the summer of 1919 was "no worship, no breakfast"? 

. . . the dress standards in the bulletin in 1925-26 that said, "French heels, 
extreme styles of hair dress, thin hosiery, narrow skirts and sleeves not cover- 
ing the elbows-not excepted"? 

. . . the room fitted for hydrotherapy in the basement of the administration 

. when Sigma Theta Chi, the dormitory women's club, sent 70 boxes, total- 
| ing over 800 pounds of clothes, toys, trinkets, soap, etc. to Vietnam? 

. . . when the men of Upsilon Delta Phi gave a Christmas party for children 
from an orphanage? 


Monthly Letter to Our Friends 

) Southern Junior College 

Collegedale. Ooltewah. Tennessee. January I, 1919 

Because here we have "the evidence of things not (ten. the sob- 
itaneeof things hoped for," this publication goes forth bearing the 
name ft does. The Southern Junior College is the outgrowth of the 
work started a number of years ago under the name "Southern 
Training School." With an indebtedness of $14,000. the institution 
stepped out by faith and made the move to its ntw location on Octo- 
ber l, 1916, at Collegedale, near Ooltewah, Tennessee. With the 
blesaing of God. in a marvelous way, all the indebtednesa was wiped 
out inside of 6ve months, and it is astonishing, as we look about us, to 
see what has been accomplished in a Utile over two years. We are 
phased to picture the present situation to our readers. 




Then . . . 

"The corporate seal shall 
consist of two concentric 
triangles between which is 
the name of 'Southern Jun- 
ior College'; in the center is 
an eagle carrying a scroll to 
the world, around which is 
draped a ribbon." 

Now . . . 

Class Mottoes 

1920 -Not at the top, but 

1930 - Into the Master's vine- 

1940 -Jesus, our pilot 
1950 - Keep looking up 
1960 - Forgetting that which is 

1969 - In His steps to greater 

Note: Mottoes have not been 
chosen since 1969. 

The new design carries the 
name of the college in large, 
bold letters with the date of 
the founding, 1892. The new 
design also shows the Holy 
Bible with the salvation, 
and the sword of the spirit. 
Over this drawing are the 
words 'Veritas vincit," or 
"truth conquers," 

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April 21, 199s 

Annual Communicator's Workshop 
series scheduled for May 8-11 

The Journalism Department's 
annual Communicators Work- 
shops will offer classes in Writ- 
ing for Publication, Desktop 
Publishing, Crisis Communica- 
tion, and Media Spokesmanship. 
The workshop will begin right 
after the graduation weekend on 
Monday, May 8. and run through 
Thursday, May 11. 

These workshops are open to 
anyone. Students can get 1 
credit just by attending these 
workshops. For those who want 
to earn 2-3 credits the work- 
shops director will supervise an 
extra project. Dr. Pamela Harris, 
chairman of the Journalism 
Department, said, "These work- 
shops are designed to be very 
practical for both students and 

According to Dr. Harris, 
"This year Communicators 
Workshops are designed for 
students to learn from experts. 

Published writers will pass on 
what they have learned for 
themselves through experience. 
Professionals in media relations 
and crisis management will 
describe important things they 
have learned the hard way or 
through years of experience." 

The Writing for Publication 
workshop will feature presenta- 
tions by a full-time free lance 
writer Dennis Hensley, an award- 
winning author of 21 nonfiction 
books, six novels, and more than 
2,500 articles and short stories. 
Writer's Report called him "the 
most enjoyable writing teacher 
in America today." Other feature 
presenters are Lurleen McDaniel 
an editor for Guidepost for Kids, 
and the Pacific Press book 
editor, Jerry Thomas. Anew 
feature in this year's writing 
workshops is an interactive 
session at the end of each day. 
This is an opportunity for stu- 

dents to ask questions and get 
feedback from the writers. 

Jon Klein, the CBS Executive 
Producer of the "Before Your 
Eyes" documentary will handle 
the Media Spokesmanship 
workshop along with Ron Smith, 
the editor of "Chattanooga 
Times." As for the Crisis Man- 
agement workshop, Dave 
Shipley, a former USAir Assistant 
Vice President, will pass on the 
technique of how to handle 
crisis. Shipley will talk about the 
USAir Case. 

This year's Desktop Publish- 
ing workshopwill consist of two 
sections. John Durichek, a 
teacher at Southern College will 
teach a desktop basic class on 
IBM compatible computers using 
PageMaker. Adan Saldana will 

teach a basic and intermediate 
desktop publishing on 
Macintosh computers using 

Dr. Lynn Sauls, the Communi- 
cation Workshop director said, 
"This is a wonderful opportunity 
for students to earn credits 
toward graduation and still have 
the summer to do other things." 

So, for those of you who want 
to earn 1-3 hours of credit but 
still want to be able to lay on the 
beach, take his advice and 
register. Students who register 
before May 1 will get a $25 

Remember, pre-registration 
is required. For more informa- 
tion about the Communicators 
Workshops, call the Journalism 
Dept. at 238-2730. 

Religion Deptartment 
graduates 20 this year 

Southern to offer 
masters of accounting 

by Jennifer Attaway 

The Religion Department has 
a graduate count of 20 this year. 
Eleven of the graduates will be 
heading out to various confer- 
ences all over the States. Five of 
the 20 were Religious Studies 
majors, two will be completing 
requirements here at Southern, 
one will be pursing an M.A. in 
Counseling at Loma Linda, and 
the last will be holding the 
position of Assistant Chaplain at 
Southernnext year. 

The department's placement 
list consists of Darron Boyd. 
Andrew Corbett, Raban Kilgore, 
Michael Milano, Joseph Ottinger, 
Rodney Payne, Juan Rodriguez, 
Michael Sayles, Michael 
Robertson, Ronald Lizardo, 
Simon Madrigal, and Daniel 
Nyirady. Boyd will be going to 
the Georgia Cumberland Confer- 

ence, Corbett to the Washington 
Conference, Kilgore to Gulf 
States, Milan to New York, 
Ottinger to Carolina, Payne to 
Georgia Cumberland, Rodriguez 
to Florida, Sayles to Gulf States, 
Robertson to Indiana, Lizardo 
will be staying at Southern as the 
Assistant Chaplain, Madrigal will 
be going out as a task force 
worker for Georgia Cumberland, 
and Nyirady will be going out to 
Highland Academy in the Ken- 
tucky Tennessee Conference. 

Religious Studies majors to 
be graduating are Kevin 
Crandell, Jackie James, Timothy 
Morrison, Douglas Spinella, and 
Jennifer Thielen. 

Andrew Caban and Sherilyn 
Byers will be staying at South- 
ern to complete requirements, 
and Christopher Miller will be 
pursuing an M.A. in Counseling 
at Loma Linda in California. 

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Some Southern Accounting 
majors will soon be masters of 
accounting. By as early as 1996 
Southern College will be offering 
a Masters of Science in Account- 

The Business Administration 
Department has announced its 
plans to offer a five year pro- 
gram for those wishing to sit for 
their C.P.A. This program is very 
important for students wishing 
to become public accountants. 
"To be in public accounting 
you need a C.P.A. To be a C.P.A. 
you need to sit the C.P.A. exam, 
and to be eligible to sit the exam 
you need to have 150 credit 
hours," said Dr. Bert Coolidge, 
Business professor. 

Southern's requirements are 
that a student graduating with 
an Accounting degree must have 
124 credit hours. This still leaves 
them 25 hours shy of 150, which 
they will be required to have by 
many states, including Tennes- 
see and Florida. The program 
also gives students a masters 
degree which looks really good 

The program is in the plan- 
ning stages right now. The 
Department is taking steps to 
have the program in operation 
within the next three years. 

The Business Administration 
Department, which has had a 
very impressive success rate of 
students passing the C.P.A. 
exam, is revamping the Account- 

ing program. 

Dr. Wayne Vandevere, chair- 
man of the department, will be 
retiring next year. This leaves 
the department short one staff 
member. Combine that with the 
fact that the Southern Associa- 
tion of Colleges wants more 
teachers with Ph.D's. The 
department is getting two. 

Jeff Leeper, a teacher at U 
Sierra University, has accepted 
the position as professor of 
Accounting here. He is going to 
the University of South Carolina 
getting his Ph.D in Accounting. 
Also, "Current plans are that Usa 
Gano." a Southern professor, 
"will start on her Ph.D, A.S.A.P, 
said Vandevere. 

The department is also 
acquiring new resource such as 
starting an accounting librae 
and collecting resource mate*. 
With the new business compuer 
lab, it will also be easier to us 
the latest programming form 

new courses. rt . 

Southern's Business Dep* 
mentis hoping that the pr»(?f» 
will attract 7-10 students irw 
the department each yea 
be beneficial to any *** 
wishing to take the CPA 
and meet the requiretnem 
taking the test. , |ntW 

II you are interested l,n 
Masters of Accounting P«8 
contact the Business Adnil. 

tion Department 

at 23S-2751- 

April 21. 1995 

Southern Accent 

Earn one hour of credit 

in one week at the 

May 8-11 

For more information, a brochure, or 
to register over the phone, call 2730. 

Visit our World Wide Web page at 

httpj/workshop. southern, edu 

Wo rksho ps 

Crisis Management 
Desktop Publishing 
Media Spokesmanship 
Writing for Publication 

Crisis Management 

Media Spokesmanship 

Writing for Publication 

Desktop and You 

2 days 

2 days 

4 days 

4 days 

• the KJ. Air Case, Dave 

• Handling the Sticky 

• Giving Birth to a Book, 

• Leam (or review) the 

Shipley, former U.S. Air 

Media Interview, Jon 

Jerry Thomas, book editor, 

basics of PageMaker as you 

media spokesman 

Klein, Executive Producer, 

Pacific Press 

work at a PC under John 

• The Bowater Case 

CBS News, Before Your 

• How to Beat Writers 

Durichek, a certified Aldus 

• The Lee College Arson 


Block — Forever! Dennis 



• Ethics and Manipulation, 

Hensley, freelance writer 

• Topics include: 

• The Baby Suite/ring 

Jon Klein, CBS News 

• Writing for a Kid's 

Getting Started, 


• Choosing a Spokes- 

Magazine. Lurleen 

Text Enhancements, 

•The Role of the CEO, 

person, Ray Dabroivski, 

McDaniel, Cuidepostsfor 

Page layouts, 

Davis lundy, campaign 

General Conference of SDA 

Kids editor 

Text and Graphics, and 

manager for Congress- 

• Taking Control of the 

• A Writer's Seven Deadly 

Beyond Basics. 

man ZachWamp 

Interview, Evalynn 

Sins, Cecil Murphey, 

'Using the Information 


freelance writer 

Highway for Issues 

McKee Foods Corp. 

• Committing a Health 


• Mock practice sessions 

Story to paper, Kevin 

'Writing the Crisis 

wilii reporters and editors 

Waite, editor 


• Bridging, talking points. 

of Health Scene 

'framing the Media's 

loaded questions, identi- 

• Time Management 

Agenda, Being Proactive 

fying your message, 

Mb the Media, lobby. 

tone, pace, content, 


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4 days 

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design fliers, brochures, 
catalogs, and newsletters 
using QuarkXPress o 
Mac under the direction ol 
Adan Saldana, computer 
design artist and teacher 
at Southern College. 

• This workshop will help 
you master design and 
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PageMaker or Ventura 
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In-line skaters still 
flying by the signs 

by Bertha Simatupang 

The Southern College Safety 
1 Committee had a meeting 
I Wednesday, April 5, to discuss 

ine skating problem at 
| Fleming Plaza. 

Even though the sign ban- 
ling in-line skating has been 
Lasted, there are some students 
Jvho still skate there. The Safety 
Committee was concerned about 
(his and has decided to put the 
Tgns banning in-line skating up 
various areas. Dale Tyrrell, 
e of the Safety Committee - 
Members said, "The violators 

will be prosecuted." 

On Southern's campus there 
are some students who skate up 
and down the stairs, and even in 
the buildings. "This is really 
dangerous because students can 
get hurt," said Tyrrell. 

The rules are made to pro- 
tect everyone, and now since 
they have been made, the rest 
depends on the students. As 
Tyrrell said, "Really, 1 am not 
against in-line skating. If I was 
young 1 would probably do it 

He sighed, "But then remem- 
ber, play by the rules." 

The Pre- 
I Medical club has 
elected new offic- 
ers for the 1995- 
1996 school year. 
The officers-elect 
held their first 
meeting to begin 
planning Pre-Med 
| club activities and 
I programs at local 
hospitals. The of- 
ficers-elect are: 
Beth Boiling and 
Branden Bryan, 
| Cory Fortner, 
e Gilkeson, 
;r; Heidi 
I Aasheim, Public 
Relations, and Dr. 
Steve Nyirady, 

Let's Hear It 
Again, Sam 

"We here at Southern College 
want to take this moment and 
thank each and every student 
who has walked these halls 
this past year." You're prob- 
ably thinking, "Hey! This guy's 
been writing a humor column 
all year long and this must be 
some sort of clever gag and at 
any moment he's going to turn 
a rambling incoherent state- 
ment without any punctuation 
marks into the best punchline 
of the whole year!" Well, aren't 
you embarrassed. To be terri- 
bly unfunny and, for a change, 
serious, let me again say that 
it's been an honor to have all of 
you as friends and how proud I 
am to represent this school 
wherever [ go. 

However, as students you don't 
always hear what you want. 
Neither does the faculty. So, 
for all my colleagues and the 
undergraduates on campus, let 
me close this Accent issue with 
the phrases most can only have 
dream of hearing. You'll know 
which apply: 

"Sure, Dean. I'll be happy to 

"Your clothes weren't com- 
pletely dry, so I left them in 
until the cycle had completed." 
"As my teacher, I'll level with 
you: I've been at Harrison Bay 
and deserve that drop in letter 

"You seem to be in a hurry. 
Why don't you go ahead and 
cut in front of me?" 
"Those chapel programs are so 
interesting. I can't see why 
anyone would be made to go." 
"You didn't like the school 

year? Of 

your money." 

"It's true your bill 

but here's your ex 

anyway. Paywher 

"Hi. You don't knc 

when I opened my car door 

dinged your car. How 

e'll refund 

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Saluting the 

Credit Union 

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"Frankly, when you're checking 
out of the cafe, we don't know 
whai we're charging. We just 
like to run our fingers on the 

"All right! Dorm' worship!" 
"We've never had a book so 
terribly overdue. You must 
have really grown attached to 

just keep it." 

"You're from Thatcher? I'm 
from Talge and I'd like to treat 
you like the queen you are." 
"Oh boy! Pasta bar!" 
"I sleep better knowing Cam- 
pus Safety is out there." 
"Southern College is a bargain 
at twice the cost." 
"You've only assigned us six 
book reviews. Do you think 
that's challenge enough?" 
"You're from Talge? I'm from 
Thatcher, and I'm burning my 
application to the convent." 
"Shorts in the cafe? It's been 
warm lately so go ahead." 
"No shorts in the cafe? Oops, 
my bad,. I'll change and be 
right back." 

"I drive slowly around Taylor 
Circle. You can never 
be too careful." 
"Hey Dean! We've got 
plenty of space in our 
room for College Days 

"I don't care if they 
charged a dollar an 
issue. That guy's col- 
umn in the back of the 
Accent is worth the 
money alone." 

Y'all come back next 

Southern Accent 

i itPCtyi 

Apri| 21.19 95 


You have decided 
going, and what 

"I will be headed to Cambodia. 
I'm a little worried. Am I going 
to be able to teach English?" 

Chris Swarf ord 
Academy Senior 

"I'm going to Indonesia. I feel 

excited about going into a new 

culture and experiencing new 


Terry Rice 

To Brazil. I'm not feeling to 

nervous yet because it's a 

ways off (I'm not leaving until 


to be a student missionary next year. Where are you 
are you feeling as your departure date gets closer? 










....going to Sudan and I have 
mixed feelings. Some days th e I 
fear is foremost in m y mind 

other days, I'm really excited" 

"I am going to Ponape. I used 
to be afraid but now I am reallu L 
excited. I am looking forward to I 
serving my Maker overseas." 

Dwayne Kingry 

"Heading to Brazil to teach 
English. I was nervous at firs 
but now I'm getting excited a 
imagine the experiences I'll 
have while being gone." 


Friday, 4/21 

—Semester exams 


—Book buy back 

—Sunset 8:18 

— Pre-registration for 

1st summer session 

Saturday, 4/22 

(thru Friday) 

—Evensong 8:00 

—Strawberry Festival 

Friday, 5/5 

—CARE lawn concert 

—Senior consecra 

tion, 8 p.m., lies 

Thursday, 4/27 

—Sunset 8:29 

—Awards assembly 

Saturday, 5/6 

Friday, 4/28 

—Church service, 

—Vespers, Student 



— Education/Psychol 

—Sunset 8:24 

ogy dedication, 4 

p.m., Church 

Saturday, 4/29 

—Nurses dedication, 

—Evensong 8:00 

7:30 p.m., Church 

—Die Meistersinger 

home show 

Sunday, 5/7 

—Commencement, 10 

Sunday, 4/30 

a.m., lies 

— SA sundae Sunday 

Tuesday, 5/9 

Mon.-Thurs. 5/1-4 

—1st session begins 






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