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First Edition of the Southern Adventist University Southern Accent Volume I 

We're Southern Adventist University! 

Whats Inside.. 
Campus News 

Peach goes to Germany 
Hickman Nears Comple- 

Former Sludenl Dies of 

Campus Construction 

Fire in Brock Hall 

Elections for Social Vice 

Faculty Feature 

Communlcalion Depart- 
mcnl Receives New 

Babcock Takes VP 


Hel-lo! Time for 

Campaign '96 

Opposing Viewpoints 

Political Updates 


National League Specs 
College Football 

Speclvl Feature 

Christina Goes to the 


The Back Page 

WaUMarfs a Trip 
Community Calendar 

Chmuna Hognn 

The verdict is in; Southern Col 
lege is now Southern Adventis 
University, with an overwhelmi 
number of students, fac- 
ulty and alumni choosing 
that name over any other. 

On Thursday, the 
Name Change Commit- 
tee presented the poll re- 
sults from students, fac- 
ulty and alumni showing 
72 percent in favor of 
changing the name to 
Southern Adventist Uni- 

On Sunday evening; 
the Board of Trustees ac- 
cepted the recommenda- 
tion from the Name 
Change Committee and 
approved the name. 

Nearly 1400 stu- 
dents, 488 alumni, and 200 faculty 
and staff cast their ballots. 

"We were a university as of 
July 1," says President Don Sahly. 
"We werejust functioning without 

voted on were university, you're a university," says 
ntist University, Herbert Coolidge, professor in the 
rsity, business department and chairof the 
university status com- 
mittee. 'There's nobody 
you have to pay to be- 

form you have to fill 

In May the Southern 
Association of Colleges 
and Schools advanced 
Southern to Level 3 sta- 
tus {schools granting 
master's degrees) from a 
Level 2 status (schools 
granting bachelor's de- 
grees). Level 4 is the 

Xevel 2*s can call 
themselves universities," 
says Sahly, "but we 
I operate at a real univer- 

n your head? Scot! Pena, who won S 100 in Blizzard of Bucks, 
squeezes the Chamiin at the Welcome Back Party. 

Kenneth A. Wright University, and 
Adventist University of the South, 

So what did Southern have to 
do to earn the status of university? 

Nothing, really. 

"If you want to say you're a 

sity level." 


gan their m 

Student Poll Taken Last School Year: 

Would You Like Southern To 

WouU You Like a Master's Degree 

Students Responding to Poll: \ 

Become a University? 

Offered in Your Major? 



Yes: 65.7% 

Yes: 72.7% 



No: 15.6% 

No: 6.9% 



Don't Know: 18.6% 

Don'l Know: 12.2% 



Already Offered: 8.2% 

Associate Seni 

or: 5.7% 



Greenleaf Asked To Resign 

Heidi Boggs 

Dr. Floyd Greenleaf, former 
vice-president for academic admin- 
istration, was asked to step down by 
President Don Sahly on July ! 6 be- 
cause of a "different philosophical 
vision for Southern," says Sahly. 

Greenleaf worked as academic 
dean for nine years under Sahly. 
According to several faculty, 
Greenleaf and Sahly hadn't seen 
things the same way for years. 
Greenleaf 's departure did not come 
as a surprise, 

"We just didn't expect it right 
now, though," says Dr. Herbert 
Coolidge, professor of business ad- 
was asked to chair 

a faculty senate appointed commit- 
tee to structure the discussion of 
university status among the faculty. 
Greenleaf had been opposed to 
university status and name change 
all along, according to Coolidge. In 
late April, a faculty meeting was 
held in which they were given bal- 
lots to vote for or against changing 
the college name to university. Af- 

ter a vote of 78 percent in favor, 22 
percent opposed, a board meeting 
was held on July 1. The board con- 
sidered the faculty vote, a student 
vote and a presentation by the presi- 

Greenleaf chose not to attend 
the July 1 board meeting. He was 
given the opportunity at that dme 
to come on board as a supporter of 

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in religion. 

Sahly believes the name change 
will offer "added market potential." 

"For example, there's no dis- 
tinction in name between Southern 
College and Orlando Community 
College," he says. 

Also, students who come from 
outside the United States usually 
look for universities to attend, adds 
Sahly. Overseas a coUege is con- 
sidered a prep school. 

"Most people who receive 
graduate degrees prefer to have 
them from a university," says 
Coohdge. The organization of 
the departments will remain the 
same for now, says Sahly. Later on 
down the road, the different depart- 
ments could become "schools." 
(e.g. School of Business. School of 
Nursing). A committee chaired by 

GRU^IEXY mCdfwmpageone 

the university, says Coolidge. 

"We would have had a master's 
in education sooner, and steps to- 
wards a university would have been 
taken earlier if I'd had the support 
of the academic dean," says Sahly. 

'There are people at the college 
who are moving it in a different di- 
rection now, and they are very ca- 
pable of doing it," Greenleaf said 
in reference to the college becom- 
ing a university. 

"Sahly is very progressive and 
wants to move upward with the col- 
lege, and without loyalty from the 
academic dean, it's difficult to pro- 
ceed as a learn," says Dr. Ron Bar- 
row, vice-president for admissions. 

On Tuesday. July 16, Sahly of- 
ficially asked Greenleaf to step 
down from the vice-presidential 
role and accept a position at the col- 
lege in teaching. According to 
Coolidge, Greenleaf declined the 
opportunity to step down, but sud- 
denly cleared out his office. 

The exact terms under which 
Greenleaf left are unclear. Some 
say he was fired, others say he re- 

'The simple fact is that I'm no 

Former Student Dies 

Amber Herren 

Heidi Possinger, a 24-year-old 
former Southem student, died Fri- 
day,June7, 1996, after a long battle 
with leukemia. 

In 1993, after spending three 
years at Southern. Possinger left 
Southern for the last time. She had 
been diagnosed with two kinds of 
leukemia. Friends and classmates 
along with Blood Assurance engi- 
neered a bone marrow drive to find 

the new vice-president, George 
Babcock, is discussing this issue. 

The departments of nursing, 
education/psychology, religion, and 
business have already expressed 
their desire to become schools, says 

But what many students and 
faciflty are concerned about is the 
possible rise in tuition. 

"[The university status] will not 
affect tuition," says Sahly. "This 
year we have the lowest rise in tu- 
ition in a decade at $276." 

Last year's increase was $466. 

The university issue, which has 
stimulated much debate and contro- 
versy, began in February. A late 
April vote found the faculty 78 per- 
cent in favor of becoming a univer- 
sity and 22 percent opposed. 

"Those who oppose it fear post- 

graduate activities will take away 
interest in undergraduate studies," 
says Coolidge. "Some people also 
think the more education you have, 
the less reHgious you become." 

English professor Jan Haluska 
said in the April 25 issue of the Ac- 
cent that the name change destroys 
the niche Southem has created in 
undergraduate education, 

Southem isn't the only school 
facing this dilemma. 

Carson-Newman College, a 

longer there, and I don't feel privi- 
leged to discuss it any further," 
Greenleaf commented when asked 
further about the specific events 
resulting in his departure fi-om the 

Dr. George Babcock, former 
chair of education and psychology, 
was called into Sahly's office early 
Wednesday, July 17, and asked to 
take the position of academic dean. 

"I was shocked. I knew that 
Greenleaf and Sahly had different 
visions for the college, but I as- 
sumed they would continue on as 
they had in the past," says Babcock. 

"I didn't specifically want the 
position. I was very happy up in 
SummerourHall. I wanted to make 
the education program the best one 
in the North American Division." 

Babcock expressed his support 
of the university idea and says he 
buys into the vision [for the 
college's future] and will work ac- 
tively to implement it. 

in a special meeting of depart- 
ment chairs called by Sahly on 
Monday, July 22, he announced 
Greenleaf 's apparent "resignation" 
and Babcock's promotion to aca- 

a successful match. No match was 
found here at Southem. but the Na- 
tional Marrow Donor Program 
found one. 

Possinger's body accepted the 
bone marrow, but it only healed one 
part of the cancer. 

She was an accounting major 
with a minor in music. She had only 
one year left before graduation. 

"I remember Heidi as a very 

small Baptist school in Jefferson I 
City, Tenn., opted to remain a col- 
lege in name to stress the infimacy I 
of its liberal arts education. 

Charleston Southem University, I 
however, opted to change its name I 
in 1990 from the Baptist College of I 
Charleston. Since then enrollment | 
has increased from 1200 to 2500. 

Now SAU students, faculty and I 
alumni will have to wait and ; 
what change, good or bad, the m 
name will have on the school. 

...A "Chubby Bunny" participanl crams ten marshinaliows in his mouth al the 
Welcome Back Pan>. 

demic dean. 

Speaking of Greenleaf, Barrow 
commented on the years of service 
he gave to Southem, fu^t as a teacher 
in the history department in 1966 
and then later as chair. He then be- 
came academic dean in 1987. 

"Greenleaf worked admirably 
for 30 years here at Southern," says 

Dr. Larry Hanson, professor of 
mathematics, had an "Appreciation 
Night for Floyd Greenleaf," which 
started out as a simple dinner with 
himself, Greenleaf and their wives. 
However, as word spread, and oth- 
ers wanted to participate, Hanson 
decided to reserve the banquet room 

bright person, very soft spoken and 
sweet," says Dr. Clifford Olsen. pro- 
fessor of business and one of 
Possinger's former teachers. 

As a music minor, Possinger 
played several instruments: the 
viola, piano, and organ. 

"A very wonderful girl," says 
Mr. Orlo Gilbert, Symphony con- 
ductor. "She worked hard, and was 

in the Old Country Buffet restau- 
rant where approximately 75 people I 
attended the event. 

"This was a night not so r 
for people to show their prefer 
for college or university status, but I 
for the years of service Greenleiil I 
gave to this college," says Hans( 

Despite the fact that Greenleaf J 
is no longer working on campus ail 
Southem, a contract for this schoolj 
year had been signed prior t( 
leaving. He will therefore beg 
the full extent of his pay and bcn-| 
efits, according to Sahly. 

"She was a very talented young 
lady, and a very good student," says 
Dr. Herbert Coolidge, professor of | 

"Heidi was a very detemiined | 
person with a strong faith in God, 
says her mother, Judy Possinger. | 
"She never gave up hope, evi 
the end." 




Hickman May Hold Classes in November 

.-vin Quails 
The first science class may be 
held in Hickman Science Center 

Construction is nearly com- 
plete. The contractor plans to fin- 
ish at the end of October, accord- 
ing to Wayne Janzen, who is super- 
vising the construction. 

This means that classes could 
be held in the building as early as 
November. But for the science de- 
partment, moving during the middle 
of the semester would be difficult. 

The chemistry and biology de- 
partments would have the hardest 

"The logistics are overwhelm- 
ing," says Dr. Steve Nyirady. chair 
of biology. "It would be ideal to 
move during the Christmas break." 

They have started taking inven- 
tory, however, in preparation for the 

Dr. Ken Caviness, chair of the 
physics department, says they are 
making preparations as well. 

The math department has it the 

"All we have to do is pick up 
our chalk and run," says Dr. Larry 
Hanson, chair of the math depart- 

The Hickman Science Center 
project began in 1991. But before 
the plans were completed, it was 

decided a bigger building was nec- 
essary. The plans were drawn up, 
and the fund raising drive began. 
The estimated cost of ci 

The money has been donated 
from 100 corporations, 12 founda- 
tions, and thousands of alumni and 

tion was $6.1 million dollars. Ac- 
cording to Jack McClarty, vice- 
president of development and en- 
dowments, over $5.1 million dol- 
lars in pledges and cash have been 

Construction Continues on Campus 

• The recent renovation of the student center is expected to be com- 
pleted in the next few weeks. The project relocates Student Services to 
the Student Center and enlarges the Student Association offices. 

• The Conference Center progress is slow going. Construction on 
the lobby is almost complete and construction on the meeting room will 
follow. According to Helen Durichek. vice-president of finance, no work 
on the fourth floor rooms is scheduled. 

• Excavation is under way for a new telecommunication line for 
the entire campus. The new line will convert the maze of telephone, 
electrical, security and fire lines into one main line. The completion of 
this line will eliminate most of the telecommunication problems. A se- 
ries of manholes will insure easy access for repairing and installing new 
lines to keep up with the growth of the college. This is a major project 
and will most likely continue through the school year. 

• A wellness center is in the college's future, according to Durichek. 
A final design was approved by the building committee, and the fine 
details of architectural design arc currently being worked out. The ba- 
sic plan is for the wellness center to be an addition built onto the lies P. 
E. Center. There is no tentative date se 

friends of the college. 

"This is the biggest capital 
project done on campus so far," says 

McClarty is optimistic about 
raising the remaining $960,000 dol- 

lars. The Southern Union has sub- 
sidies for capital investments and 
donations are expected during and 
after alumni homecoming. Some 
churches are also raising money. 

One thing students and depart- 
ment chairs need not worry about 
is budget cuts or tuition hikes to 
ftind the project, says President Don 

Students, family and friends of 
the college have an opportunity to 
help. Dr. Jim Ashlock, director of 
alumni, is selling bricks. But not just 
ordinary bricks. Bricks with a mes- 
sage. There are three different sizes 
of bricks. Names or messages are 
inscribed on the bricks, which will 
be used to build walkway at 

The bricks sell for $100, S250 
and $500 dollars. 

"The response has been great," 
says Ashlock. "The universal appeal 

Students, alumni, faculty, com- 
munity members and the Down- 
town Chattanooga Lion's Club have 
bought bricks. The bricks are in- 
scribed with names and messages 
ranging from "thanks mom and 
dad" to tributes and memorials. 

The brick money will be used 
exclusively to landscape and to pur- 
chase a sign with the school's name 

Do you want your teachers to know 

you're listening? 

Quote them in the Accent 

Campus Quotes are Back! 

• Hickman Science Center is still under constmction. Hickman 
will house science and math in one state of the an building. See above 

• Construction continues in Thatcher Hall. A weight and aerobics 
room is currently being completed in the basement of Thatcher Hall. 
The project should be completed in the next several weeks. 

Campus Kitchen |^ 

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Peach on Study Leave to Germany 

Crystal Ctiiidy 

Dr. Mark Peach, professor of 
history, leaves for Germany this 

In early August Peach re- 
ceived word that he was one of 
three persons chosen from over 
200 applicants to be awarded a 
Fulbright grant to conduct re- 
search in Berhn. Germany. 

"I apply for five or six grants 
each year," says Peach. "Each 
year I improve my project state- 
ment, lengthen my publications 
list, and become more competi- 
tive. It's like playing the lottery. 
You can't win unless you play." 

The grant of $1,800 per 

month will allow Peach to sludy 
German modem architecture in 

"Berlin was the capital of ar- 
chitectural innovation during the 
19IO's and 1920's," says Peach, 
"and provided the theoretical ba- 
sis for the boom of modem ar- 
chitecture after World War II." 

Peach sees a relationship be- 
tween a radical aesthetic and a 
social and cultural reform move- 
ment that was generally conser- 


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lige of their profession." 

Peach explains that architects 
positioned diemselves as cultural 
reformers in hopes of enhancing 
the prestige of their profession. 

"This grant would not have 
happened without Dr. (Ben) 
McArthur." says Peach. "Despite 
the fact that my departure was so 
near to the beginning of the school 
year, which caused him consider- 
able anxiety and loss of sleep, he 
remained enthusiastic about my 

Faculty research grants from 
Southern have also proven help- 
ful in landing ihe grant. With 
funding from the college. Peach 

has traveled to Berlin three limes 
in the last three years. 

Peach has a strong feeling that 
ongoing research also has a way 
of influencing classroom instruc- 
tion. He says that by immersing 
himself in these studies it will 
transform the way he teaches 
courses such as World Civiliza- 
tions and Arts & Ideas that may 
seem unrelated. 

Peach's grant begins mid- 
September of this year and ends 
mid-July of '97. In the meantime 
Mr. Kendall Downs from Athens. 
Tenn., will teach Peach's classes. 
Peach will resume teaching fourth 
ion of '97. 

Special Election For Socul Vice 

Candidate # 1; 

This year I'm running for the 
office of Social Vice-President. 
Some people have asked me what 
my qualifications are for such a job. 
I guess my biggest qualification 
would be the fact that I spent last 
year as a student missionary in Ec- 
uador. Thai may not seem like 
much of a qualification, but anyone 
who has spent time serving in an- 
other country or as task force know 
the demands that are placed on you. 
I had to plan my own curriculum, 
teach in another language, lead out 
in an English Club and serve as the 
senior class sponsor. Being a stu- 

Tasha Paxton 

dent missionary also taught me how 
to cooperate and listen to the ad- 
vice of others. It taught me pa- 
tience in dealing with my students 
and with people in general. All of 
these are essential qualities for a job 
like Social Vice. 

If I am elected as Social Vice- 
President, 1 promise you that I will 
put my ail into the job. Also, I will 
be very open to any suggestions 
that you may have. I will use my 
best creative thinking to formulate 
ideas and carry them out so that 
1996-1997 will be the best year 
Southern has seen yet! 




Heidi Boggs 

Bryan Fowler - layout/design guru 

Christina Hogan 

Duane Gang - politics editor 


Greg Wedel - sports editor 

Kevin Quails 

Amber Herren 


Crystal Candy 

Kevin Quails 

Andra Armstrong 

Jay Karolyi 

Jared Schneider 

Eve Parker 

Todd McFarland 

Lisa Hogan 

Rob Hopwood 

Jon Mullen 

Stephanie Guike 

Jim Lounsbury 

Anthony Reiner 

Eddie Nino 

Bryan Fowler 

Jim Lounsbur\' 

Ad Hanager 

Luis Gracia 

Sponsor Abiye Abebe 

Vinita Sauder 

Tbe Southern Accent hih 
versii>'. and is released eveiy other 
tions. Opinions expressed in Ihc Ac 
the views of the ediiors, Souihem A 
Uie advcftiscR, 

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Fnday during the school year wiih the exception of vaca- 
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venlist University, the SevenlhKlay Church, or 

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Candidate # 2: Pierre Scott 

What do you think when you 
hear the word fun? Do you think 
friends, music, games, food and 
parties? These things bring excite- 
ment, and that is what I want to pro- 
vide for you. 

i plan lo give you quality activi- 
ties. Sometimes we get so busy dur- 
ing the week that we do not have 
enough time for our friends. And 
sometimes we just need a break 
from the stress of school. I want to 
offer you the opportunity to relax 
and enjoy visiting with old friends 
and meeting new ones. 

What is a party if you have to 
sit on the sidelines? This is why I 
plan to have a variety of activities 
so many people can be involved. 
Through participation we can cre- 
sense of unity and b 

I have had experience holding 
student association positions in high 
school. As a former activities coor- 
dinator and vice-president I under- 
stand how to be creative and how 
to handle responsibility. SA is 
something that I have much enthu- 
siasm for. and I am good at it. I am 
not a person to pass the buck, but 
rather someone who will make sure 
the goal is met. 

I have new exciting plans for 
this school year, and I want to make 
you the focus of them. But most 
importantly, I want to show that ii 
is fun and cool to be a Christian, li 
is you and I who make up the SA. It 
is your voice that has power. You 
hold the vital decision. So do the 
fun thing. Pierre Scott at die 

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Cjuitar lessons can prepare you for 
song services, serenading 
special or simply entertaining 

Courses in folk accompanimei 
and solo classical styles are 
available. They are especially 
useful for youth group leaders, 
ligion and music education majors. 

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Septemlar 9, U96 

Award- Winning Journalist Joins Communication Department 

Andrn Amisirung 

Stephen Ruf. an award winning 
television reporter at CBS affiliate 

I WDEF-TV NEWS 12 in Chatta- 
nooga, joined the Journalism and 

I Communication Department this 

Why would he ever leave a job 

in TV? Ruf says the news business 

s hectic and demanding. Family is 

I important to him, and he wanted 

e time for them. But that's not 

I all. 

"The fun I had in broadcast 
anagement class this spring 
I helped me decide to teach in col- 
lege," says Ruf. 

He doesn't miss the newsroom; 
I at least not yet. 

"So far it's been fun," he says. 

"I've been impressed with the num- 
ber of bright students on campus, 
and I'm not just saying that." 

His biggest challenge has been 
getting used to the computers, par- 
ticularly Macintosh. 

"I'm used to sitting down and 
typing and not dealing with any 
programs," says Ruf. 

Ruf brings more than a decade 
of broadcast experience to the 
classroom. He worked as new di- 
rector for WSMC-FM 90.5 as a stu- 
dent during the 1980-81 school 
year at Southern Missionary Col- 
lege. In 1983, he graduated from 
the University of Tennessee at 
Knoxville with a bachelor's degree 
in radio/TV news and a minor in 

Stephen Ruf: NewJoumalistn 

political science. After graduation, 
he was the afternoon anchor and re- 
porter for WNOX-FM and WKNX- 
FM in Knoxville. 

In 1985 he returned to the Chat- 
tanooga market and joined WDEF- 
FM. He was asked to be assignment 
editor in WDEFs newsroom, and 
eventually became a reporter. 

Ruf is teaching news reporting 
and broadcast news writing this se- 
mester and news reporting and 
foundations of broadcasting second 

Ruf, 35, is father to Amanda Jo, 
3, and Sarah, 5. His wife, Jodi, is a 
former English teacher at Col- 
legedale Academy and is currently 

Ground Level Eagle 

Eve Parker 

and looked down at 

Now you have a new 

you once ruled the sky. 

You used to fly. 

many like me. 

world, marked by the width 

But your majesty is 

You had clouds and the wind 

victims of earth and gravity. 

of your perch and the 

only more sad, because 

for your boundaries. 

Till one day an envious 

length of your chain. 

You used to fly. 

You saw details from heights 
I can only imagine. 

shot stole your glory, 
made you a victim too. 

You still carry yourself 
regally, never forgetting 

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Babcock Takes Vice President Position 

His conversation 
flows easily, and he al- 
ways has a grand story 
to lell from his n 
ous experiences a 
ihcr, a teacher and a col- 
lege president. His 
periences as an acci 
phshed pianist, a r 
sionary, a snorkeling 
gum and a bassoonist. 

Who is this man of 
vast voyages, various 


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presideni for academic admnislralion 

At the end of the second floor 
in Wright Hall is a large office not 
visited by many students. A large 
office with charming paintings and 
fine souvenirs from many travels. 

In that office is a gentleman who 
sits behind a well-organized desk. 
He is comfortable and refined, and 
his ways put one at ease. 

He is Dr. George P. 
Babcock, the new vice- 
president for academic 
administration as of July 1996. 

For the past five years Babcock 
has been the chair of the education 
and psychology department where 
he was "most happy and satisfied 
with the remarkable progress." 

As chair of the department, 
Babcock more than doubled the 
number of education and psychol- 

New Faculty 

Denise Michaelis 


Kr>'slal Bishop 


Ann Foster 


Bruce Schilling 


Jon Wentworth 



James Hanson 


Ken Caviness 


Stephen Ruf 

Journalism & 


James Caskey 


Mike McClung 


Merlin Wittenburg 

Information Services 

Ken Norton 


• Pending a replacement for his present position | 

ogy majors and was instrumental in 
establishing the best teacher educa- 
tion program in Tennessee. 

Before coming to Southern Col- 
lege, Babcock spent many years 
educating and administrating 
throughout the world. 

While in the mission field, he 
served as the academic dean and 
college president of the Pakistan 
Adventist Seminary College and as 
the Union Director of Education for 
ihe Pakistan Union. He has also 
been the associate director of edu- 
cation for the Southern Union, the 
assistant director of education for 
the General Conference of Seventh- 
day Adventists, and the president of 
Home Study International. 

"I came into [the vice-presi- 
dency] with my eyes wide open," 
says Babcock. "I was very happy 
to stay at Summerour (education 
and psychology) until I retired. It is 
much more comfortable being a 
teacher than an administrator. 

"I realize the vice-president 
serves at the pleasure of the presi- 

dent, and the president serves at the I 
pleasure of the board. There really 
isn't a lot of job security. The next | 
few years will bring complex chal- 

What is Babcock's vision for South- 
ern Adventist University? 

"My overriding concern is that | 
we continue to grow spiritually- 
both as individuals and as an insti- 
tution," he says. "We must show 
God's love and acceptance to every- 

Babcock sees the future of I 
Southern as a place that will pro- 
vide a vision of greatness for all stu- 
dents. I 

"I maintain that every human I 
being has within him or her a great 
untapped wealth of ability and tal- 
ent," says Babcock. "When I speak | 
of giving students a vision of great- 
ness, I mean being aware of each I 
one's potential and sharing that 
> with the student." 

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Everyone Should Have a Dream 

Dreams. No, not the kind that 
I wake you up in the middle of the 
night. I mean the dreams you had 
when you were a kid. Remember? 
)u wanted to be like Cal 
I Ripken. Jr. (yeah, he was playing 
'en back then), you wanted to 
I be like Sally Ride {the first woman 
moon), you wanted to sing 
I like Barbra Streisand {OK, maybe 

Or maybe your dream was to 

come a neurosurgeon like Ben 

irson or a great humanitarian like 

I Mother Teresa. The point is. ..we all 

I had dreams at one lime. We had 

dreams. What happened to them? 

Once we hit age ten our dreams 
just kinda faded away and in their 
place came the dark blanket of re- 
ality. Sure, reality is a good thing. 
We should all have reality checks 
once in a while, but, hey, would 
Thomas Edison have ever invented 
the lightbulb if he had given into re- 
ality. Reality told him he was stu- 
pid. He knew better than that. 

I remember when I was under 
ten nothing seemed impossible to 
me. The world was mine to conquer. 
I was going to be great. 

But now, at age 21, I find my- 
self in a rut. Trapped. There are so 
many things I want to do. and 1 
haven't even begun to do them. I 
don't think I'm the only one who 
feels this way, either. You may be 
saying to yourself, "I've always 
wanted to be a photographer for 
National Geographic, but I don't 
think I'm good enough. They'd 
never hire me. Once I get out of 
college, I'll probably end up work- 
ing on a weekly newspaper in the 

middle of nowhere." 

And you know what? You prob- 
ably will. At least if you think like 

What if Kerri Strug had said, 
"You know what? I don't think I can 
make that vault. My leg really hurts. 
I'm sure I'll fall." What if Dan 
O'Brien had let the pole vault win 
the mental battle? What if he'd said, 
"I failed in '92 so there's no way 
I'm going to clear that height. I just 

Well, as you all probably know, 
Kerri and Dan didn't give in to their 
fears. They dug down deep in their 
guts and pulled off the perfor- 
mances of their lives. 

But you don't have to be an 
Olympian to have dreams. Life of- 
fers so many opportunities, and all 
we need to do is set our goals and 
work hard to achieve them. It takes 
guts. It takes blood, sweat and tears 

But dreams are worth it, a 
they? Everyone should ha 

Christina Teresa Hogan 

• EnglisJi/joimialism senior 
' Home: Albany, Georgia 

(Peanut Land) 

• Favorite teacher: Wilma 

• Lived ten years in Ontario, 

■ Favorite place: Seven Mile 
Beach. Grand Cayman. BWI 

• Could there he a more avid 
Toronto Blue Jays fan ?? 

' Agatha Christie addict 
' Never misses Friends or 


' Dream is to he a famous singer 
' High school salutatorian and 

prom queen 

' Has three dogs, one cal 

' Has an Olympic gold medalist's 


• Owns over 400 baseball cards 

• Least favorite cafe food: cot- 
tage cheese loaf 

'Go for the moon. If you don 't get it, you 'II still be heading for a star. " 

Willis Reed, 1976 

Slivers of Light 

Each life represents a ray of 
light, each reflecting a different hue. 

There's the cynical business 
aan that lives in a high-rise office 
n New York City that hasn't raised 
his brows from a stock report for 
years. His life reflects black as the 
stock market plummets. 

There's the house wife with four 
small children that lives in a run- 
down trailer house in the lower east 
side of an unknown town. Her life 
reflects muted green as she sits on 
1 rickety porch gazing across to a 
rusted clothes line. 

There's the old man who sits 
in his pastor's office of a church that 
has moved off center to an upstart 
group. His life reflects grey as a 
once faithful flock turns to a 
younger leader. 

There's the small child that 
grew up in a well-to-do family in a 
neighborhood with tree covered 
lanes and manicured lawns. Her 
young life reflects blue as she peers 
through tree-lined streets. 

There's the janitor that works in 
the local high school at night who 
goes home to a two bedroom house 
that accommodates his wife, 5 chil- 
dren and two dogs. His life reflects 
dark blue as long halls lined with 
metal lockers are swept. 

There's the busy society women 
who lives in the shadow of her 
highly successful husband who do- 
nates hundreds of hours to local 
charities. Her life reflects faded yel- 
low as a committee makes plans for 
the premier gala of the year. 

There's tlie small child that lives 
in a far-off country that wears rags 
and has no shoes and spends long 
afternoons chasing an old rubber 
tire with a stick. This young life re- 
flects warm brown as his small feet 
skip along a dusty road in a remote 
village of mud huts. 

There's the young man who sits 
in the dark at night who has just lost 
his new bride to a fatal deUvery. His 
life reflects red as he sees his wife 
dying on a delivery table. 

There's the teenage mother who 
sits at home with a newborn child 
who can't leave her house to buy 
food because she has no car and the 
food stamps are late. Her fragile life 
reflects dark gray as the rain pours 
down the panes of a small apartment 
with a baby screaming in the back 

Each ray of light reflects a dif- 
ferent color. Only when all the 
pieces are held up to the divine light 
of God, can the prism of humanity 
be seen that reflects the face of God. 

Heidi Renee Boggs 

• Public relations senior 

• Home: Seattle, Washington 
(Emerald Cit)'j 

' Favorite teacher: Pam Harris 
' Favorite place: Venice. Italy 

> Oldest of three children 

< Went to 6th grade m a red, 
one-room schoolliouse 

• Has been to the highest train 
station in the world 

• Has been to 15 countries 

• Loves while water rafting 

' Wants to ullinmtely work with 
the United Nations in interna- 
tional development 

' Plans on getting her master's 
degree in Africa 

> Driven across U.S. 6 times 

• Least favorite cafe food: 

"The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless 
when unbroken. " Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1 849 

September 9, 1996 

This Issue's Debate: Is a Candidate's Cliaracter an Important Issue in the '96 Election? 

King David, President Clinton and Character Flaws 

A\ery McDougte 

_^.^_ "He who is with- 

^^B out sin, let him cast 
HB the first stone." 
jBf (John 8:7) 
^^^^^ If you 
^^^^PI^B there's a candidate 
with a perfect char- 
acter, think again — 
you're wrong. 

Since the fall of Adam and Eve. 
mankind has been predestined to 
have a sinful character, and no one 
is perfect. Can a candidate with cer- 
tain character flaws effectively lead 
a nation? Yes! If he or she is com- 
petent, resourceful, intelligent and 
willing to work hard for their con- 
stituents. After all, as Christians we 
know every human being, includ- 
ing leaders, is a sinner. 

In politics. I believe it is more 
important to have an intelligent, 
competent person in office than a 
person who sticks up for things just 
because it makes him or her look 
good. For instance, presidential can- 
didate Bob Dole: Do you really 
think he believes that tobacco is not 
addictive? Or did he make his com- 

financial support? 

Now, there's President Clinton. 
We all know he's made his mis- 
takes, but true character is when a 

person admits his mistakes, apolo- 
gizes, and moves forward. 

Here's a president who is held 
in the eyes of many as a man lack- 
ing in character. But this man, ac- 
cused of character defects, has done 
a lot for our country. The deficit has 
been reduced, nearly ' 10 million 
jobs have been created, the federal 
government work force has 
slimmed down, AmeriCorps, a pro- 
gram designed for college students 
to make education more affordable, 
has been implemented, plus many 
other accomplishments, including 
the NAFTA and G ATT agreements, 
and welfare reform. 

Here is a leader with a proven 
track record on the economy, sepa- 
ration of church and state, and the 
only president ever to take on the 
powerful tobacco lobbies, not to 
mention the gun lobbies. This is a 
man of great moral courage- 
Some of these issues are ones 
Adventisis have been concerned 
about for years. 

In making a candidate's charac- 
ter an important issue, many politi- 
cians have robbed us Americans of 
the real issues that affect us as a gov- 
Christians at Southern College, 
do not be deceived any longer. 

Some of Christ's best workers had 
great character flaws. IfChrist could 
use people like Xerxes, King David 
and King Nebuchadnezzar to lead 
His people, we surely can deal with 
character defects. If an election fo- 
cuses too much on an individual's 
character, we can be blindsided 
about important issues affecting us, 
our children, and their children. 

The issue of character flaws for 
Clinton is perhaps a moot point. He 
has a four-year record which spot- 
lights his moral leadership on issues 
no other president has dared to 
tackle. He is also a Baptist Chris- 
tian brother. 

Remember, too, what Daniel 
2:21 says about political leaders. 
"World events are under His con- 
trol. He removes kings and sets oth- 
ers on their thrones. He gives wise 
men their wisdom and scholars their 

"He reveals profound mysteries 
beyond man's understanding. He 
knows all hidden things, for He is 
light, and darkness is no obstacle to 
' Tlie AllMia Jounnl-CrasUtudou. AugusI 30, 1 996, issue 

Foil Box 

Is character an important 
isssue in the election? 

Who would you most 
likely vote for today? 

Clinton: 36.8% 
Dole: 36.8% 
Perot: 0% 

Other: 26.4% 

How well do you think 
CUnton is doing his job? 

Excellent: 5% 
Good: 21% 

Acceptable: 63% 
Poor: 11% 

^43 percent margin of e 

America Deserves Better 

of the 1996 

David Leonard 

than just hearing 
how a candidate is going to do his 
job or what he will give back to the 
country. People do not buy cars just 
for iheir shape or color. They buy 
them because they know that they 
will work. The same should be ap- 
plied to the contenders in the last 
presidential race of the 20th century. 
But once again America must 
prepare for the usual mudslinging 
and gutter-crawling that presiden- 
tial candidates are infamous for. 
One would think, with such color- 
ful performances, that the race for 
the While House was an off-color 
version of the circus. Unfortunately 
for [he public, it is not. Rather the 
American voters will be assaulted 
by a barrage of trash-talking ads, 
■self-righteous debates and the inevi- 
table political rallies, Each candi- 
date will speak in pious tones, em- 

bellishing on his good deeds and 
acts, saying how he is far above his 
fellow contenders. The other can- 
didate will indignantly claim that 
the statements are false, and it is he 
who are the most honorable of the 
lot. TTie media will usually address 
the character issue when there is a 
scandal, but it should be focused on 
more closely. 

Character is defined as "...the 
aggregate (total) of properties and 
qualities that distinguishes one per- 
son or thing from another" {The 
New American Webster Third Edi- 
tion Dictionary). Logically, the 
media should focus more on a presi- 
dential candidate's character be- 
cause that will define how he in- 
tends to cany out the duties of the 
United Stales Presidency. 

The public has already seen four 
years of Bill Clinton. He relates well 
to people's pain, something not 
many politicians can do; however, 
when it comes to taking a stand on 
certain issues. Clinton has the spine 
ofajellyfish. The former governor 
of Arkansas never really had his 
character tested before he arrived in 
Washington, creating a weakness 

that he will never overcome. character. 

Bob Dole, on the other hand, To say the least, the track record I 

has gone through character-building for all three candidates is rather dis 

experiences; from a strict code of mal. 

humbleness and honesty of the 
Plains states to the many months of 
recovery from World War II inju- 
ries. But the former senator from 
Kansas is seen as the ultimate Wash- 
ington insider with the personaUty 
of Grumpy the Dwarf, to boot. Last, 
but not least, is the little big-eared 
man from Texas. Ross Perot would 
like to tell the American people that 
he is an outstanding citizen who 
needs to serve his country one last 
time. But claiming to reform poli- 
tics while reverting to Mafia-style 
political tactics usually does not 
give one the reputation of a good 

As I said before, character | 
should be the most important issue 
in the presidential election. Unfor- 
tunately for the American people. 


These are your editors. 
These are your edtiors on deadline. 

Any Questions? 

September 9, 1396 

Political News Updates 

Nomination: On the evening of August 30, at the Democratic National 
Convention in Chicago, President Bill Clinton accepted the presidential 
nomination for a second term. In his 66-minute acceptance speech the 
president declared, "hope is back in America." His speech ended with 
the release of 150,000 balloons by delegates. Vice-President Al Gore 
also accepted his nomination for a second term. Additionally, President 
Clinton called people's attention to the next century by saying "America 
is on the right track. Tonight let us resolve to build a bridge to the 21st 
century, to meet our challenges, protect our basic values and prepare our 
people for the future." Some of President Clinton's new proposals in- 
clude a narrowly focused capital gains tax cut for homeowners and tax 
credits and grants to generate jobs in areas heavily populated by welfare 
recipients. This is a $3.4 billion response to Democratic protests over the 
welfare overhaul bill he signed. Additional proposals include a $1.75 
billion literacy campaign and a $1.9 billion environmental plan. 

Political Scandal: Dick Morris, President Clinton's top political advi- 
sor and author of his "family values" agenda, resigned on Wednesday, 
August 28, in a sex scandal that was reported by the Star tabloid. The 
Star reported that Dick Morris had a relationship with a $200-per-hour 
-prostitute and allowed her to listen in on White House phone calls. Morris 
left a seven-paragraph resignation statement that stated, "While I served, 
I sought to avoid the limelight because I did not want to become the 
message. Now, I resign so I will not become the issue." USA Today 
reported that the original reporter for the Star tabloid did not believe that 
Dick Morris was set up. "I absolutely believe she was acting on her own, 
not for anybody else," Richard Gooding said of Sherry Rowlands, the 
prostitute who said she had an affair with Moiris. Gooding also believes 
that the Republicans did not have a link to the scandal. "If she was 
talking to the Republicans, she was doing it at 4 in die morning," Gooding 
told USA Today. 

Assurance: In California Bob Dole told voters not to believe President 
Clinton's tax cut promises. Dole declared, "If he [President Clinton] 
; tells you tonight, you know what you can do — don't believe him. He 
j told you that in 1992.. .and he gave you die largest tax increase in his- 
tory." Dole also declared that since both conventions are over the elec- 
tion is "...up for grabs." Dole added that he does not "have any personal 
i quarrel with Bill Clinton," and he thinks, "he'll be a great ex-president." 
I Dole is campaigning extensively in California in a bid to win that state's 
54 delegates. Additionally, a recent New York rimes/CBS News Poll 
shows Dole has considerable strength against President Clinton on many 
traits, including leadership, personal values and vision for the country. 

Al Gore received tobacco money: Earlier this week Vice-President Al 
Gore acknowledged that he continued to receive annual checks from his 
family's tobacco farm for severalyears after his sister's painful smok- 
ing-related death. During the Democratic Convention Gore spoke on the 
death of his only sibling, Nancy Gore Hunger. Gore told the delegates 
/lews on the tobacco industry changed after the 1984 death of his 
r; however, he failed to tell the delegates about his tobacco growing 

Where Does Each Party Stand On The Issues? 


Democrats: Propose a $500 tax cut for children. Pledge to cut taxes to 
help families pay for education after high school and to guarantee the first 
two years of college with a $ 1 0,000 tax deducUon. Favor a $ 1 ,500 tax cut 
to guarantee first year of tuition at a community college. Will push for 
laws to allow people to use individual retirement accounts to buy a first 
home, deal with a medical emergency or provide for education. 

GOP: Incorporates Dole's economic package, including a call for 15% 
cut in income lax rates, halving of capital gains tax "to remove impedi- 
ments to job creation and economic growth," and $500 tax credit per child 
for low- and middle-income families. 


Democrats: Note the importance of immigrants to the nation's history 
and culture. Pledge to continue efforts to stop illegal immigration, noting 
Border Patrol has already been increased 40%. "However, as we work to 
stop illegal immigration, we call on all Americans to avoid the temptation 
to use this issue to divide people from each other." Oppose welfare ben- 
efits for illegal immigrants. Argue that family members who sponsor im- 
migrants should be legally responsible for supporting them. Urge contin- 
ued streamlining of procedures to become a citizen. 

GOP: Calls for a reversal of the constitutional guarantee of U.S. citizen- 
ship to all who are bom on American soil. Would deny automatic citizen- 
ship to U.S.-bom children of illegal immigrants and short-term visitors. 
Would deny federal benefits for illegal immigrants except for emergency 
aid. Supports "official recognition" of English as the common 


Democrats: Call for renewed efforts to stamp out discrimination and ha- 
tred. Urge everyone to learn English, but oppose efforts to create English- 
only requirements. Support Equal Rights Amendment and call for vigor- 
ous enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act. "When it comes 
to affirmative action, we should mend it, not end it" by improving it so it 
works without accidentally holding others back. Support efforts to ensure 
children are not denied private rehgious expression in school. 

GOP: Opposes discrimination based on sex, race, age. creed or national 
origin. Opposes quotas and preferences under affirmative action; endorses 
national legislation and a California initiative to bar racial and gender 
preferences. Rejects extending legal protections to homosexuals; opposes 
same sex marriages. "The sole source of equal opportunity for all is equal- 
ity before the law. ... We will attain our nation's goal of equal rights with- 
out quotas or other forms of preferential 

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Submit your entries for "You Wrote It." 


Stephanie's Top Ten 

1 . Nebraska - Cannol lose 

2. Tennessee - Besi QB 

3. Florida State -Always a contender 

4. Colorado - Will only lose to Nebraska 

5. Florida - Fun-and-gun too potent for most 

6. Penn State - 9 starters back on defense 

7. Syracuse - Led by strong offense 

8. Michigan - Always a Big 10 contender 

9. Texas - Don't mess 

10. Northwestern - Last year not a fluke 

Greg's Top Ten 

Letter of Introduction^ This year we are committed to bringing you the best sports section possible. While this issue 
i-m include many articles about Southern sports as well as college and professional sports. Our regular sports 
■, and myself. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know. - Greg Wedel 

college Football Preview 

The summer doldrums of baseball are finally ending, and the empty voids are filling with 
the harmonious sounds of fall and football. Fans of ail ages flock to flat open spaces, 
inspired by the return of athletes who are actually in shape. As much as we try to contain 
our boundless excitement, the fact remains that Americans need a champion. In an Olym- 
pic summer spoiled by bombs and waffle cone shaped torches, we crave competition that 
won't put us to sleep and will last longer than two weeks. But alas, our precious NFL has 
been spoiled by free agency and the drug-dealing Dallas Cowboys. No need to worry 
though. In steps the NCAA with another football season soaked with honor and tradition. 

- by Tony Winans 

Championship Contenders 
Nebraska Cornhuskers 

The two-time defending national champion Nebraska Cornhuskers enter the 1996 sea- 
son in search of their third consecutive national championship. Last year's team was 
arguably the best college football team ever. They finished with a perfect 12-0 record, 
defeated opponents by an average of over twenty points a game, and were never seri- 
ously tested. This year's team promises to be just as good. Here's why Nebraska will 
again be champion: 

1 . They return key defensive starters Jared Tomich, Terrell Farley, and Mike 
Minter on defense. 

2. New quarterback Scott Frost, a transfer from Stanford, promises to adequately 
fill the huge shoes left by departing quarterback Tommy Frazier. 

3. Three starters return to Nebraska's dominating offensive line. 

4. Heisman hopeful Ahman Green anchors a solid offensive backfield. 

5. Nebraska hosts Colorado on Nov. 29 in what promises to decide the winner of 
the North Division in the newly formed Big 12. 

-by Anthony Reiner 

Tennessee Volunteers 

After a brilliant victory in the Citrus Bowl last season, Tennessee was ranked #2 and #3 
in the USA Today Coaches' Poll and Associated Press Poll respectively. Ranked just 
behind Nebraska at the start of this season, the Volunteers have their eyes set on the 
National Championship. Tennessee is headed for the Sugar Bowl for the following rea- 

1 . Peyton Manning is the best quarterback in the nation. 

2. Senior tailback Jay Graham is one of the best in school history. 

3. Pass rusher Leonard Little is compared to former Tennessee star Reggie 

4. The schedule brings Florida and Alabama to Knoxville, each after the Volun- 
teers has had a week off. 

5. They have a solid offensive line and excellent receivers in Joey Kent and 
Marcus Nash. 

- by Steve McNulty 

Florida State Seminoles 

As the '96 season rolls around and Nebraska fans still ride their high, the Seminoles gear 
up for battle. Consistent appearance in the Top 5 in the last nine years have led to large 
support and incredible recruiting classes. The path to another championship begins with 
these five points: 

1. Bobby Bowden is arguably the best NCAA coach. 

2. Senior Warrick Dunn remms at tailback as perhaps the best in college. 

3. 15 returning starters, as many as any Division I-A school. 

4. Florida must play the Seminoles in Tallahassee - enough said. 

5. The Tomahawk Chop! 

- by Tony Winans 

1. Nebraska -Still the best 

2. Florida - New defense. Nebraska's biggest direat 

3. Florida Stale - Bowden will keep them in the hum 

4. Colorado - NebAka will keep them from title 
^. Penn Slate - Great coach. Big 10 favorite 

5. Tennessee - Must beat Florida and Alabama, not hkely 
7. Texas - Longhoms ready for Big 12 

i. Ohio Slate - Good despite key losses 

). Noire Dame - Overrated but still a good team 

0. Alabama - the Crimson Tide will reassert themselve 

The Year's Best Gaines 

(Get those VCR's ready to tape these impnnanl games) 

1. Florida at Tennessee - September 21 

SEC title and a trip to the Sugar Bowl at stake. 
The winning QB (Wuerffel or Manning) will become 
the Heisman front runner 

2. Colorado at Nebraska - November 29 
Nebraska is likely to win. but Colorado will be a 
challenge. They are the only team thai can beat Ne- 
braska in the Big 12. 

i. Florida at Florida Slate - November 30 

If both teams are undefeated, the winner will go to 
the Sugar Bowl. A great game every year. 

4. Alabama at Tennessee -October 26 

Tennessee got its first win against Alabama: seeks to 
reclaim its dominance. 

5. Texas at Colorado - October 26 

If both teams are undefeated, the winner will be in 
the championship race. Plenty of action as both teams' 
potent offenses let loose. 

Florida Gatnrs 


1 Steve^n, ?h K ^' ' *"""■ ""^ """■■' ^''P^rienced team this year. The Gators have: 

i. ateve :.pumer - the best offensive mind in college or professional football. 

3 DlvZjr.r ^^l"' ^''^' ''''"^'^^ coordinator whose defense was #1 in the nation last year. 

. n .,^n ^"^.**i'"'* ^"^''""^ Lotl- leaders of one of the best secondaries in the nation. 

Ike Milliard and Reidel Anthony - both 

promise to have stellar years. 

professional Football Preview The Other Football Gains Popularity 


Kansas City 
San Diego 






American Football Conference 

- Excellent defense, the team to beat. 

- Hungry Elway leads improved Broncos. 
• Hope to live up to potential. 

- Peaked at '95 Super Bowl. 

- Young and on the rise. 

Great Defense, question's in the backfield. 
Multi-weapon offense leads improved team. 
Nashville Oilers? 

Poor offensive backfield leads to more disappointment. 
Still learning. 


Buffalo - Maybe about time for a Super Bowl Ring. 

Indianapolis - Getting better every year. 

Miami - It will take Johnson another year. 

New England - Many questions surround team. 

N.Y. Jets - Improving, but still the worst. 

National Football Conference 


San Francisco - Perennial favorites. 

Atlanta - George and Red Gun lead offensive explosion. 

St, Louis - Getting better, but far from contention. 

Carolina - Good defense, bad offense. 

New Orleans - Look for major changes after dismal year. 


Green Bay - Can Favre get Pack on track? 

Chicago - Well-coached overachievers promise good year. 

Detroit - High powered offense, defensive concerns. 

Minnesota - Free agency has ravaged a once vaunted defense. 

Tampa Bay - Some good players, but too many holes. 

IN America 

Anthony Reiner 

Major League Soccer opened its inaugural season this past April amid 
high hopes and expectations from soccer fans rejoicing at the prospect of 
having a major professional league for the first time since the early 1980's. 
The league has placed itself on a firm financial footing, and its prospects 
for future success appear bright. Attendance at games has been surpris- 
ingly high, with the Los Angeles Galaxy drawing an average of almost 
40,000 fans a game. 

The league includes all the famous players from the 1994 World Cup 
team such as Alexei Lalas and Gobi Jones. It also boasts such foreign stars 
as Carlos Vaiderrama of Columbia, Tony Campos of Mexico, Eduardo 
Hurtado of Ecuador, and Preki of Yugoslavia. 

The MLS breaks from most European leagues and decides games by 
shootouts if games are tied at the end of regulation. Teams are awarded 
three points for a win and one for a shootout win. 

The league has been marked with a great deal of parity. In the Western 
Division, the Los Angeles Galaxy started off on a fine winning streak, 
defeating the first twelve opponents, but since then have fallen on hard 
times and are in a struggle with Kansas City and Dallas for first place. 
Tampa Bay is the class of the Eastern Division led by All-Star Game MVP 
Carlos Vaiderrama and the high scoring Roy Lassitus. The Championship 
will be decided by an 8 team playoff in October. 

The MLS receives very little television exposure, so many sports fans 
are missing out on this exciting season. I urge all of you to test this sport 
and become better acquainted with the most popular sport in the world. 

The Target Range 

N.Y. Giants 

Anthony's Playoff Picks 

AFC Championship Game 
NFC Championship Game 
Super Bowl 

Buffalo v. Kansas City 
San Francisco v. Green Bay 
Buffalo V. Green Bay 
The Buffalo Bills 


- Proved to the world that he is the fastest n 

Division's best, but will sex, drugs, and rock n' roll take 
their toll? 

Still good despite free agency. 
Too bad diey can't play the Cowboys every game. 
The "91 Super Bowl seems like decades ago. 
■ New coach hopes to provide direction to woeful franchise 

Michael Johnson 

Kerri Strug - After her performance on the vault, the rest of 

the Olympics seemed anticlimacdc. 

Brett Bufier - The 39-year-old returns to the Los Angeles 

Dodgers after a tough battle with throat cancer. 

New York Knicks - Both teams improved dramatically through 

& Houston Rockets trades and the signing of free agents, but can 

diey beat the Bulls? 

Tonuny Lasorda - The Dodger manager retires after decades of 

wearing Dodger blue. The Hall of Fame will be 
calling on him soon. 

South Africa - Blacks win their first medals for dieir country. 


NBC - Their coverage of the Olympics was horrendous, 

from the lack of John Tesh's knowledge in 

gymnastics to all of Bob Costas' foolishness 
back at the studio. 

Greg's Playoff Picks 

Shaquille O'Neal - The sellout of the summer. He's tired of 
Orlando's criticism, but it will be worse in 

AFC Championship Game 
NFC Championship Game 
Super Bowl 

Buffalo V." Indianapolis 
San Francisco v. Dallas 
Buffalo v. San Francisco 
The San Francisco 49'ers 


Next Issue Will Include: 

Southern Softball 
Southern Students Tee Off 

Baseball Playoffs Draw Near 

"Are They Worth It?" 

Michael Irvin - The drug user and pal of prostitutes gets a 

suspension for only five games. The NFL must 
be desperate to keep the Cowboys and the 
ratings up. 

Joe Smith - The Golden State Warrior forward beat up a 

male prosdtute who wouldn't get off the stage of 
the club where Smith was having a party. 

Clemson Football - Eight players arrested over the summer on 

charges such as rape and drug deahng. Clemson 
makes other college programs look clean by 





Christina's Top Ten Favorite Moments 
From the Atlanta Olympic Games: 

10. Michael Johnson, the man with the golden shoes, wins the unprec- 
edented double gold in the 200ra and 400m. He didn't just win. ..he 
blew the competition away, finishing the 200 in 19.32 seconds. An 
amazing feat to put it mildly. He wasn't even breathing hard! 

9. Shannon Miller claims her first individual gold medal (despite the 
fact she has 5 medals from Barcelona) with a stunning performance on 
the balance beam. After a disappoindng finish in the all-around event, 
this helped lake away the pain. 

8. Jackie Joyner-Kersee ends her Olympic career like a true champion, 
accepting defeat gracefully. Knowing she was too injured to compete 
in the heptathlon, her husband and coach, Bobby Kersee, took her out 
of the competition. As she left the stadium die crowd went wild, scream- 
ing her name. With tears in her eyes, she gratefiilly acknowledged the 
fans. A few days later she would win her last medaj...a bronze in the 
long jump. 

7. King Carl Lewis wins his 9th gold medal with an amazing long jump. 
He barely even made the finals, just quahfying on his last chance. At 
35, Lewis proves age doesn't have to be a negative factor. 

6. U.S. women^s Softball team shows die world diat Softball is a real 
sport and takes home the first gold medal in the event. Throughout the 
entire tournament they were energized and focused.. .but they didn't 
forget how to have fun. Dot Richardson personified a true 
sporlsman( woman), in my opinion. 

Hol-lana, borne of the Centennial Olympic Games! What a thrill to te in the middle of it all, 
sunrounded by people from all over die globe. 

Accent Sports Poll Results: 

What was your favorite Olympic moment in Atlanta? 



• TRACK 8% 
•OTHER 21% 

Kerri Strug stole the hearts of Southern students with her 

courageous vault. Our poll results reveal that the vault 

heard round the world was the Favorite Moment for 46% 

of those surveyed. 

Did you attend the Olympics? 

•YES 13% 

• NO 88% 

Did you watch the Olympics on TV? 

• "res 92% 

• NO 8% ♦ 


seeo » many people crammed in saeh a small space. But 1 loved every minnte olil. 

5. Gail Devers gives the 100 m. dash everything she's got to defend her 
Barcelona title as World's Fastest Woman. It was one of the closest 
lOO's ever, with a photo finish that gave the judges a hard dme. But 
Devers' lean at die finish line clinched her the gold. Not too long ago, 
Devers suffered from Graves' Disease and almost had both her feet 
amputated. Her determination prevailed, however. She's a true cham- 

4. Dan O'Brien, my favorite All- American guy, lived up to all the pres- 
sure and expectations. After his shocking failure to even make the 
team in 1 992, some people thought his career was over. But the pole 
vault, which haunted him every day since he no-heighted in '92. stood 
between him and a gold medal. He cleared it easily and went on to be 
come die World's Greatest AUllete. 

3. Amy Van Dyken's positive attimde and contagious smile endeared 
her to the world.. .not to mention the fact that she became the first U.S. 
woman to win four gold medals in one Olympics. Hey, she even got 
on the Wheatie's box. 

2. The U.S. women ruled in Atlanta (OK, I'm biased). The swim team 
swept all the relay races and dominated in the individual events; the 
soccer team took the first-ever gold medal while drawing record num- 
ber crowds; the basketball team showed the world ttiey were the real 
Dream Team; and the gymnastics team made history in an unforget- 
table show. 

I Kerri Strug goes down in history as the most courageous Olympic 
champion ever. In the vault heard round the world. Strug stuck 
the landing, despite a sprained ankle, to win the first teamgold medal 
for die U.S. women. Standing on one leg, she raised her arms above 
her head to finish the vault. She then collapsed on the mat in severe 
pain. Later, she was carried to the medal stand by her coach, 
Bela Karolyi. 

Along the Promenade...In September 

f. 0. Gnmdset 

A bubbling voice on the telephone contacted me the 

other night and requested me to write a "Promenade 

Article" once a month for The Accent, and so even 

thought I'm retired (ret.) and my actual ties with Soudi- 

em are as a biology adjunct and an associate professor 

of biology emeritus, Til give it my best. You know, it's been said that 

when SC teachers retire, they either become "adjuncts" or move to Florida, 

where they are never heard from again. . .whatever.' 

Classes have been going for a few days now, so let's ask some 
typical students-those who aren't wearing anything coordinated-what their 
favorite class is (so far). The results: Mike Wiley, a senior from Jamestown, 
NY-the birthplace of Lucille Ball-said Introduction to Psychology was 
his favorite. Olga Gonzalez, a freshman from Long Island, NY, likes En- 
glish Composition (Section D). Rosalie O'Dell, a senior from St. Johns. 
New Brunswick, favors volleyball, ("it's so intellectually stimulating"). 
Maria Swafford, a sophomore nursing student, (all in marching white!) 
from Cleveland, Tenn., declares that Fundamentals of Nursing is her fa- 
vorite (Oh, really!). Duane Gang, a freshman from Newton, NJ, says his 
favorite is News Writing, (hey, I knew your brothers!). Dime Grimailo, a 
freshman from Moldovia or Maldova-located between Ukraine and Ro- 
mania-likes all the nursing subjects, (instructors take note); Elizabeth 
Ramirez, a senior from Baltimore, Md., likes Conditioning (of what, we 
hasten to ask!); and finally, Abraham Sendros. a junior from Avon Park 
Fla., declares that Marketing, (the class, not the activity) is his favorite. 
We'll check back with you in a few months. 

Not much else is happening on the Promenade this afternoon ex- 
cept students getting to classes, cicadas singing in the trees, the sound of a 
distant train, and laughing sounds emanating from the steps of Lynn Wood 
Hall. So. . .let's check out a few campus signs. Posted on the door to room 

Time Travel 

A Jump Back Into SC History 

In The Accent on..... 
September 15. 1966: 

The handbook revisions made front page. Couples could now sit 
together in Sabbath School, but not in church. The ban on record 
players in the dorms was lifted. T\vo men and two women were no 
longer required to sit together at each table in the cafe. Double date 
privileges were extended to sophomores. ..but only once a month. 

"You Wrote It" 

Estate Sale 




I hey stand m une. 




waiting for the doors to open. 
Polite vultures, patient. The 
victim is already dead. 
The pieces of his life are inside, 
everything marked and tagged. 
All to be had for a price. 
And the birds wait. 


"^^M chatdng happily, and hoping 


1^. . 

they'll get the choicest piece. 

116 in Hackman Hall is this startling notice. "Attention Microbiology 
students: Choose your seat ciirefully. The seat you have today will be 
assigned to you for the entire semester." (Dr. Nyirady will get you orga- 
nized). There are nine directional signs striking you as you enter the Stu- 
dent Center. Each one includes a prominent pointing arrow. There are 
KR's Place, Testing, Chaplain, etc. Cafeteria has an arrow going straight 
up. (I hadn't known until now that the cafeteria is on the roof of Wright 
Hall— how airy!) There's a sign in the Student Center advertising the "Wel- 
come Back Party" which ends with "Be There or Be. . . Well, you Know!" 
(Don't have a clue, actually!) 

But the longest and most intriguing sign of all is in Herrin Hall. 
It's a six-inch wide gold banner undulating across seven bulletin boards. 
Evidently this is to represent a highway, because at the beginning are the 
words "Pathway to Golden Opportunities." Large black gorilla-sized foot- 
prints are splattered along this 60 foot highway. 

After checking the parking lot adjacent to Miller Hall and the main 
Talge Hall parking lot, 1 diligently counted these cars in the various colors 
(this survey has no statistical value). White-32, Red-20, Blue-24 and 6 
were teal blue. Oh, there's an orange and red (I'm not making this up) car 
and one purple car. I'd like to meet the person who owns a purple car; he 
obviously has a character flaw, or possibly he is an aUen temporarily vis- 
iting earth. 

The Crepe Myrtle are blossoming as never before. All the leaves 
have become slightly yellowish. Golden rod and yellow sneezeweed are 
filling the banks, ditches and roads. That's right, autumn is on the way. 
Wait a month and you'll see an eye-stopping show of grandeur. 

Time to go and watch some more convention theatrics. We'll get 
into "The Election" next time with lots of polls and interviews, including 
the famous Czerkasij Poll! In the meantime, hit the books and we'll see 
you Along The Promenade... 

September 9. 1976: 

"The long-awaited and very much needed addition to Talge Hall 
men's residence is nearing completion." 58 new rooms were added at 
a cost of $5,000 a bed. 
September 4. 1986: 

Worship requirements changed to two chapels and five worships 

a week. (And you thought you had it bad!) 

Worships were held at 7:30 a.m. 

"Worship is a good thing to have, but I feel that it shouldn't be 

required. People should have it on their own." said one student. 

Sounds familiar, doesn't it? -compiled by Christina Hogan 

Want to get rid of those old 8 
tracks or old white patent leather 


Put a classified ad in the Accent 

Only $3.50 for students and 

$5.00 FOR non-students 


Septezober 9, 1S96 

Village Market ^«a^, 

5002 College Drive West 
Collegeclale,TN 37316 


Tne Natural Cnoice 

plione #(423)238-3286 


fax #(423)238-3287 


Mary Lou O'Brien— Florist 
Balloon arrangements, 
Tele-Flora, witn free delivery on 
campus, or funeral nomes in tn( 
Chattanooga ana Clevelana areas. 
Purchases of $15.00 or more will 
he deliverej free within a 15-mil 
radius of CollegeJale. 



The freshest fruits & vegetable 
ana the best prices in the area. 



Fresli Donuts. 

3 for $1.00 (^-^ 



Vegetarian meals served daily 
Vegetarian salads, sandwick 
spreads, and a wide variety of 
sandwiches, are all made fresk 

2 Vegetarian 
Dogs for $1.00 

liaaSaia^S^iaaiiail^lie^^ eaHng. You kave ar. n.nnrtunitv to cask in on the trend 

'parking Tags* 

For years we've wanted a parking tag so 
■"J A ^X^^^^^^^fx^ ^^ ^oij'*^ P^rk in a handicapped space. Now 
^mS^^B^!^ ^4 ' J we've got colored tags, and we/<?e/ handicapped. 
What's happening here at Southern? I 
e color better than another? Isn't that car discrimination? I pulled in a 
parking space at Winn-Dixie the other day, looked over and saw a blue tag hanging in 
; car next to me. I was embarrassed. 
"Oh, no! I can't park my car here. My tag's fuschia!" 
I reluctantly parked a mile from the store and walked. 
Will we have to wear colored tags around campus? 
"How are you doing in \W!rld Civ?" 

"I'm pulling a C, but you know, all the greens get to park in the front row." 
And what about our social lives? 

"Excuse me, son, your green tag doesn't correlate with the color of your chair." 
"Uh, yeah, I'm just waiting for Jenni..." 
"Sony, only blues can park in Thatcher lobby." 

"You'll have to sit out in the grass." 

Soon we'll all be reduced to colors. Purples will have to eat oranges in the cafete- 

I, greens won't be served at the CK, and the browns won't be able to play football. 

If that wasn't bad enough, dating will suffer because of color-coded pews in the church. 

For vespers dates well have to ask out only those who have the right parking tag~or 

across the church from one another. What superficiality! 

"Hey, Luis, why are you dating herT 

"Listen, I know she's not my type, but she's got a great parking spot behind 
"Ahh, bonus..." 
"I'll dump her as soon as I get a better parking tag," 

Top Ten Rejected New Names For 
Southern College: 

From the home off. 

I ihe roundabout on Hickman Drive we all bate 
driving around 

hy a select group of SA officers 

10. Kenneth A. Wright University?!?!?!? 

9. E. O. Grundset University of Higher Learning 

8. Harvard University (already taken) 

7. Southern University for Gemology Studies 

6. I-Will-Never-Move-Away University 

5. Donwannabesingle University 

4. Happy Valley University 

3. McKee University 

2. Little Debbie A & M 

1. Southeastern Tennessee University for the 

Southern Union of the North American Division of The 
General Conference of Seventh day Adventists, CoIIegedale 
Campus (S.E.T.N.U.S.U.N.A.P.G.C.S.D.A.C.C.) 

$8.00 per hour 

($7.00 base pay & Sl.OOTuition Assistance) 




POLYMER DRIVE is across 

from Red Food 


September 9, 1396 

Community Calendar 

Arts & Exhibits 

Tea Time at ihe Htmkr. pan of Ihe Taking Tea 

exhibil-Hunler Museum. Tues.-Fri. from i p.m.- 

4p.m.,lhruSept, 13 

The Lamps ofTiffany-Hmlii Museum, thru 

Sept. 15 

TIte IQOlh Anniversary of the Cliallanooga Golf 

and Country C/ufr-Ctiallanooga Regional 

History Museum, thru Sept. 22 

Ufe and Times of WtlTtam Jennings Bryan- 

Cballanooga Regional Hisloo' Museum, thru 

Oct. 6 

Pieces of Patriotism: Heralding the 19% 

Election-Howston Museum of Decorative Aits, 

thru Nov. II 

First Friday Freebie-ttam Museum, first 

Friday of each month will be a free admission 

Roymfifrom an Expert Point o/ Weit^Hunler 
Museum, SepL 10,5:30 p.m. 



Rhyllm d! A'oon Concert SenVi-Milier Piaza 

Slil|eclovralowii,Scpl.5,6, I2& H.noon-I 


LeAm SimM-Tivoli Tlieaire, Scpl. 1 1, 7:30,SI8.50 

A Mtaical Polilkal Satire: The CapM Sleps- 

UTC Fine Am Cenler, Sepl. 14, 8 p.m. 

Eleam Songs ojtke Unhed Slates sung by 

OsrarJrW-HesP.E. Cenler, Sepl. 12, 10:30 

The Wfn'j/wyj-Memorial Audilorium, Sept. 19^ 


M^one-UTC Rne Arts Cenler, Sepl. 4-5, 7 Sepl. M, 8 p.m., Sepl. 8, 3 p.m. 
Drama C/iuiej-Lillie Tlieaire, Sepl. 1 6-Nov. 7 
Auditions for Prelude lo a Kjss-Lillle Thealre, 
Sepl. 15-16, 7:30 p.m. 

Fronkic Siarliglil, Ace liiteniatianal Film Sehcs- 


Persuasion. Ace intemational Film Series-\JJC, 

Sepl. 12-15, S4 

Shanghai Triad, Ace latemalional Film Series- 

IITC Sepl. 19-22,54 


Novelist SImryn McCnmib. guest speaker- 
downtown library auditorium, Sepl. 8, 3 p.m. 
Book Review i'eriw-downtown library audilo- 

Celebration of Women Luncheon, Dr. Holly • 
/Irivfljon-Chaltanooga Convention and Trade 
Center, Sept. \i 11:30 a.m.-l:30p,m„ $25 

Quote for the 

"It is neither 
wealtli nor splen- 
dor, but tranquility 
and occupation, 
whicii give 

-Thomas Jefferson, 

Buy a heifer before a snapper 

Trip.^ lo Wal-Man rule. 

You would think that people would rather go to Baskin-Robbins or 
downtown Chattanooga for fun. But the phrase that I hear the most is, 
■Tni goin'da Wah-Mait. . . wonna come?" 

Now if you were to read that sentence outloud you might think diat 
1 was making fun of the way that us people from the South talk. 

Well I am. 

And even more accurate, the way [hat people at Wal-Mart talk. And 
look. I think most of the fun of going to WM is listening and watching 
die people. 

Where else can you go at 3:56 a.m. and hear over die intercom, "Joe 
Richey. . . we loooove yoou. . . pick up line 4, pick up line 4"? 

I was going to go to WM right before I sat down to wrile Uiis article. 
But. Scott Guptill, whom I was going with, decided that he wouldn't 
go. (He was Mr. August in die SO calendar) 

I was planning on getting a watch band, some "softer" toilet paper, 
and some notebook paper. 

People suggested that I go to the Campus Shop and purchase the 
paper there. But I, being the frugal shopper, did some mrbo price 

Buy paper at Ihe most convenient Campus put-this-on-your-rap- 
idly-growing-bill Shop and you will be spending $2.50 for 150 sheets 
of paper. 

But go hop in/on your favorite mode of transportation and take 
the 15.43 minute drive to Wal-Man, and you will only be spending a 
measly $.94 for 200 sheets of paper. HA! 

Down in Calhoun, Ga.. where Delton Chen ('96) lives, they are 
installing a, ta-ta-da, Super Wal-Man! 

Imagine diat! A store that has the distinct privilege of wearing the 
everlasting and eternally cool title of "Super." 

Now I don't really know what the difference will be. Maybe they 
will offer baby,sitting or valet parking. Or maybe they will change the 
oil in your car while you shop. Shoot, it might not be any different 
than the "classic" Wal-Man. 

Being single and all, I think I might go to Wal-Mart on my next 
date. Then we would go to Krispy Kreme. 
Trips to Wal-Mart mle. 

By Leigh Rubin RUBES 

By Leigh Rubin RUBES'^ 

As all of you can see, this IKeboat Is 
severely overcrowded. So, as your cruise 
atSlvlly dlrei:tor, I'd like you allto stand up 
and play a little game of musical chairs.'*^ 

1 m 




;;=^ \f^ 

While his previous attempts to attract 

attention all met with failure, this time, 

Bemie had a sure-fire winner. 


September 20, 1996 

f^ septemcer ^u, .ubd 


The Official Student Newspaper of Southern Adventist University Volume 52 

I Confusion Surrounds Name Change 

Wliat*s Inside., 

Campus News 

Tires Slashed, p. 2 
Parking Tags, p.2 
Battle of the Sexes, p. 3 
WSMC Tower, p. 3 
Laser Access Cards, p. 4 
College Merchandise, p. 5 

Campaign '96 

Opposing Views, p. 10 


Southern Softball, p, 12 
Standings, p. 12 
Golf League, p. 13 


Breaking the Wall. p. 14 

ACA.p. 14 

Christmas in Sept., p. 15 


Confessions, p. 16 
You Wrote It." p. 16 


CD Reviews, p. 18 

Oscar Brand,p.18 


HomoSapienu.s. p. 18 
Roomie's Eyebrows, p. 18 

The Back Page 


Community Calendar 

Southern is now a big fish in a Utile pond: Jim Ashlock hung a tempon 
banner until the Southern College sign can be replaced. 

The road Southern College has 
traveled to become Southern 
Adventist University has appeared 
to some as a confusing path with 
route changes. 

Southern College's trip began a 
long time ago, says Jim Ashlock, di- 
rector of alumni and college rela- 
tions. Southern has been working 
on masters programs for ten years. 

The process that changed 
Southern's name accelerated at a 
faculty meeting in February where 
faculty asked to have a voice in the 
university issue. 

They authorized the Faculty 
Senate to create a University Status 
Committee to structure a faculty 
academic debate, says Pam Harris, 
a member of that committee, which 
also included Herbert Coolidge. 
Jack Blanco, Ben McArthur. Wilma 
McClarty, and George Babcock. 
The process culminated in a faculty 
vote on April 22. 

In that April vote, the faculty 
recommended to the Board of 
Trustees that Southern's name in- 
clude the word "university." 

At the college Board of Trust- 
ees meeung July 1 in Atlanta, they 
voted for Southern to become a uni- 
versity effective immediately, says 
Vinita Sauder, director of institu- 
tional effectiveness and research. 

Ron Barrow, vice-president for 
admissions, says the board sug- 
gested Southern Adventist Univer- 

sity be considered the school's new 
name. Don Sahly, Southern 
Adventist University president, said 
the board also wanted input from 
the faculty and others before final- 
izing a name. 

Only July 3, Sahly mailed a let- 
ter to all Seventh-day Adventist col- 
lege presidents, informing them that 
"the college board voted to move 
Southern College to 'University' 
status." The letter said the school's 
new name would be chosen on Oc- 
tober 24 ft-om a list provided to the 

The New Name Change Com- 
mittee was then appointed and first 
met August 7. Biirrow said it was 
composed of faculty, students, 
alumni, and other college person- 

The committee chose 12 names, 
but narrowed the list to five, says 
Barrow, who chaired the commit- 
tee. One name. Southern Univer- 
sity of Seventh-day Adventists, was 
rejected because at least two other 
institutions exist as Southern Uni- 
versity. The committee wanted to 
avoid confusion. 

SiJUlhern Advemisl 

At the end of the meeting the 
members discussed, but never voted 
on, die need to send out surveys to 
garner input from students and 
alumni. The committee then ad- 
journed thinking it would recom- 
mend four names to the Board of 

After the committee meeting. 
Barrow sent surveys asking students 
and alumni to vote on one of four 
names, says Sauder. Surveys were 
distributed to students and faculty 
at registration and matted to alumni 
on August 30. 

Alumni were asked to respond 
to their surveys by September 1 6 so 
their votes could be counted before 
the October 24 board meeting, says 

However, it became necessary 
to call a board meeting earlier than 
the one originally scheduled for 
October 24. 

The college attorney told die 
administration that "only the 
constituents. ..had the authority to 
change [he school's name," says 

Sahly says the last dme Soudt- 
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Southern Accent 

P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale,TN 37315 


Cover Story continued from page i 

d its name, the board did 
it. This time the attorney infonned 
the administration that only the con- 
stituents could change the name. 

The Union Constituency met in 
Knoxville on September 24. Since 
constituents meet only once every 
five years, the board had a choice: 
either call a board meeting earlier 
than October 24 and vote on a new 
name or wait five years, says Bar- 

Another reason the board 
needed to meet earlier than Octo- 
ber 24 was because the administra- 
tion discovered that Southwestern 
Adventist College would vote on 
their new name in September, says 
Saudcr, Southern administrators 
apparently wanted to choose a name 
before Southwestern did. 

"We felt we (Southern) were 
making the move to a university 
first," said Sander. "We wanted to 
be a leader and not an imitator." 

The Name Change Committee 
then met for a second time Septem- 
ber 5 to recommend a final name to 
the Board of Trustees. 

Barrow brought the results of 
the student, faculty, and alumni sur- 
veys to the meeting. Because of a 
maiJing error and because the board 
was meeting before the date the 
alumni were asked to respond by, 
only 772 alumni surveys had re- 

(The college paid for the alumni 
surveys to be mailed first class by 
the College Press, says Ashlock. 
Even though the envelopes were 
marked first class, they were mailed 
third class. This caused some 
alumni to receive their surveys late.) 

Of the alumni surveys returned 
before the second Name Change 
Committee meeting, 552 voted in 
favorof Southern Adventist Univer- 
sity, says Barrow. 

Jim Ashlock says there was no 
need to wait until the last surveys 

"It was clear cut right from the 
begifining," he says. The results 
from the students, faculty, and 
alumni were "overwhelmingly" for 
Southern Adventist University. 

Sauder also agrees. 

"The results were so over- 
whelming," she said. "There was 
no choice but Southern Adventist 
University." It was the only name 
the committee recommended to Uie 

Sahly said he wanted as many 
alumni responses as possible before 
die board recommended Southern 
Adventist University to the con- 
stituents. He asked Barrow to work 
with Telemarketing to call as many 

"We wanted to be a 
leader and not an 

alumni responses. 

The Board of Trustees met Sun- 
day night, Sept. 7, in Knoxville and 
voted to recommend to Uie constitu- 
ents that Southern change to South- 
em Adventist University. Ashlock 
says the board's vote was unani- 

The next day Sahly explained 
the situation to the delegates. A 
motion was made, seconded, and 
then after a silence, a delegate 
yelled to get on with the vote. Af- 
ter delegates voted unanimously for 
the change, they cheered. 

Opportunity existed at both the 
board meeting and the constituency 
meeting for people to object, says 
Ashlock. He stresses tiiat no one 

Soudiem Adventist University 
"is a safe name." says Sauder. "'Soulh- 
em' defines who we have been for the 
past 100 years and 'Adventist' is who 

Not everyone on campus is com- 
fortable with the school's new name. 
"I don't think we could ever have a 
better name among Seventh-day 
Adventists. " says John Keyes. associ- 
ate English and speech professor. "But 
I really wish we had researched more 
the meaning and significance that the 
word 'Adventist' had on marketing our 

Keyes points to a recent study 
showing that most people have never 
heard of Seventh-day Adventists, and 
those who have confused us with Mor- 
mons and Jehovah's Witnesses. 

One faculty member who asked 
not to be identified, says that some fac- 
ulty are frustrated because no one has 
said what becoming a university means 
for Southern. 

"A number of faculty are frustrated 
because the Administration has not 
defined what university staujs means 
for this campus odier than to make 
clear that it is a public relations ploy." 
this facultj' member says. "It will in- 
volve changes in school structure, cur- 
riculum, and budget. No one knows 
what that means." 

Southern's change in name has not 
ended its journey. It must now define 
what It means to be a university. 

A university Restructuring Com- 
mittee is meeting to address these and 
other issues and to make recommen- 
dations to Academic Affairs and Fac- 
ulty Senate. 

How Did You Vote? 

Names Suggested by Alumni: 

• Southern University 

• Soutiiem University of Seventh- 
day Adventists 

• Collegedale Advent University 

• Southern Union University 

• Adventist University at Chatta- 

• Southern Missionary University 

• University of Southern Tennes- 

• Richards University 

• Colcord University 

• East Tennessee Adventist Uni- 

• Southern Collegedale University 
■ Collegedale University 

Names Voted On: 

• Southern Adventist University 
•Adventist Southern University 

• Adventist University of the 

Kenneth Wright University 

Number of Students Who Voted I 

• SAU - 939 

• KWU - 67 
•Other- 181 
Total Votes: 1.302 

Number of Faculty (hourly, in- 
dustrial, teaching, administra- 
tion) who voted for: 

• SAU - 161 
•ASU- 14 

• KWU - 13 
Total Votes: 222 

Number of Alumni who voted 

• SAU - 1,403 
•ASU- 120 

• KWU - 85 

• Other - 272 
Total Votes: 2,001 

Former Student's Tires Slashed 

Alex Rosano 

About 3 a.m. Friday morning, 
Aug. 30, Jason Wilhelm, MacLab 
supervisor, was driving home when 
he noticed something wrong with 

He pulled over to find tiiree flat 
tires. The next day when he took the 
car to the shop he was told that 
someone had jabbed an ice pick into 
his tires. 

"I ended up replacing all four 
tires," says ^ilhelm. "That was 
$170 dollars out of my pocket." 

Wilhelm had been wot^ng on 
the upcoming Welcome Back Party 
in Lynn Wood until 2:30 a.m. He 
had parked behind Lynn Wood on 
the bottom of the hill, around the 
comer from Campus Safety. 

"I noticed that my car was a 
little tilted, but I thought it was the 
angle of the hill," says Wilhelm. 

On Saturday morning. Aug. 31, 
Campus Safety discovered three flat 
tires on their van and one flat tire 
on the Jimmy. All had been done 
with an ice pick. 

Are these incidents related? 

According to Campus Safety 

"I ended up replac- 
ing all four tires." 

Jason Wilhelm I 

records, both the van and the Jimmy | 
were parked in front of the offici 
ft-om 12:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. Fri 
day. the ^ame time Wilhelm's cai 
was parked nearby. 

Whoever was responsible could I 
have slashed Wilhelm's tires, diink- [ 
ing that his car belonged to a Cam- 1 
pus Safety officer. 

The two incidents could also be | 
completely isolated. 

Wilhelm thought this scenario | 

"I really don't have any en- 
emies," he says. 

'This is one of those situations 
that you can do nothing about." says ■ 
Don Hart, associate director of| 
Campus Safety. "You just grin and | 
bear it." 

The Battle Of The Sexes: Talge Vs. Thatcher 

Melaiiie Metcalfe 

A seemingly endless battle 
rages on at Southern Adventist Uni- 

Some call it the "Battle of the 

For years there have been con- 
flicts between the two dorms re- 
garding privileges and rights. 

The women of Thatcher Hall 
feel they have been targeted with 
stricter rules than the men of Talge. 
The numerous complaints have 
been given some attention, but some 
women believe there is still much 
room for improvement. 

One privilege that has been 
given to the women this year is the 
right to park where they choose-as 
long as it is within the red-zoned 

This is a privilege that the men 
have had for a very long time. There 

is no reason for the men to be able 
to park where they want while the 
women still have assigned spaces, 
say some female students. 

Other problems still exist, how- 

"I know many guys who have 
televisions in their rooms," says 
Sophomore Daria Lauterbach. 

Although it is clearly written in 
the Talge Hall handbook that no 
television sets^e allowed in dorm 
rooms, many residents may be get- 
ting away with having them. 

This causes many Thatcher resi- 
dents to believe that the rules at 
Talge are not heavily enforced as 
they are in Thatcher. 

Last year, a few students de- 
cided to go on a Saturday night out- 
ing. On their way back to the dorm, 
they experienced some car trouble. 

One of three Thatcher resi- 
dents. Sophomore Wendy Yawn, 
called the dorm to let the deans 
know they would be a little late. 

The students arrived 15 minutes 
after curfew. The women lost their 
grace periods for a month. 

The one Talge resident was 
called into the dean's office and 
given the chance to explain the in- 
cident, which he was not punished 

"It is not right that only three 
people from that car were pun- 
ished," says Yawn. 

Despite the fact that the Talge 
and Thatcher deans have made 
some advances toward equality, not 
all female students are satisfied. 

They say they just want the 
same privileges that the men have, 
and they don't believe it's too much 

WSMC HasNew Tower After February's Storm 

Mcirilyii Carey 

Seven months after it blew 
down in a windstorm, the White 
Oak Mountain Broadcasting 
Association's tower is back up. 

The tower fell over in February 
of this year, narrowly missing a 
White Oak Mountain resident's 

The tower, which is owned by 
WSMC, contains the WOMBA 
transmitter and transmission lines 
for the Tri-Community Fire Depart- 
ment and McKee Foods 
Corporation's two-way radios. 

"We're glad to have it finally 
back up," says Gerald Peel, genera! 
manager of WSMC. "It will be a 

source of revenue from companies 
wanting to rent tower space." 

The tower is made of galvanized 
steel and is self-supporting. The pre- 
vious tower had guy wires which 
extended onto land not owned by 
WSMC or Southern Adventist Uni- 

The new tower is also eight feet 
shorter than the old tower, which 
means that the Federal Aviation 
Administration does not require it 
to be painted orange or white and 
does not require it to be lighted. 
WSMC has elected to light the 
tower, however, because of nearby 
Collegedale Airport and because the 

tower is in the flight path for Lovell 
Field Airport. 

The old tower had been in use 
for approximately 30 years. Tow- 
ers of the same age were falling 
down all over the country last year 
because the building codes were not 
as strict when the towers were built. 

To insure that the new tower will 
not suffer the same fate as its pre- 
decessor, its base contains 130 yards 
of concrete in an 8 fool deep by 20 
foot square hole, with 5000 pounds 
of rebar for extra support, accord- 
ing to Doug Walter, former engineer 
at WSMC and the overseer of the 
tower project. 

90 Students Tryout For '96-'97 Gym-Masters 

Lenny Towns 

Over 90 students partici- 
pated in the Gym-Masters trials on 
Tuesday, Aug. 27. This may not 
have been the Olympic trials, but 
with all the excitement in the air, 
one could hardly tell the difference. 

Strength, flexibility, skills and 
talents were evaluated by Coach 
Steve Jaecks and his captains. 

Despite the stress of competi- 
tion, the athletes became friends. 

"I heard the Gym-Masters were 
really snotty," says Freshman Susie 
Papendick. "but after 1 tried out, I 
met so many nice and friendly 

"Even though you don't know 
everyone, you can already feel 
sense of closeness," adds Freshman 
Pam Fckete. 

After three days of intense 
workouts and basic procedures, the 
first cut was made. Seventy athletes 

advanced to the final week of tri- 

Sore muscles and a few bruises 
could not keep the gymnasts from 
performing at their best. This final 
week was known as the "spotlight" 
week. Each athlete performed a 
routine while everyone else 
watched. Bases threw, girls flew, 
and tumblers flipped to secure a 
spot on the team. To some it was 
nerve-wrecking. Others found it 
challenging. Few feared it, and al- 
most everyone had fun. 

"From what 1 see, this year's 
team has the potential to be one of 
the best, not just in skills but in spiri- 
tual aspects as well," says four-year 
senior member Bruce Boggess. 

Fifty-five of the 90 athletes sur- 
vived two weeks to become mem- 
bers of the Gym-Masters. "The de- 
cision was not easy," says Jaecks. 

"Even though you don't know ev- 
eryone, you can already feel 
sense of closeness." 

—Pam Fekete 

'There were a lot of great gymnasts 
at the trials, but I can only have so 
many. My captains gave me input, 
but I made the decision of picking 
the team." 

The team's first practice began 
on Monday, Sept. 2. Jaecks wasted 
no time getting the team to learn the 
first routine of the year. Many goals 
have been set and the Gym-Masters 
must be prepared to face them. And 
so the year has started off nicely. 
May it finish just as nicely. 

Higher Fences, 
Longer Fields May 
Give Home Run 
Hitters A Hard 

Jean-Robert DesAmours 

Home runs won't be so easy to 
hit anymore thanks to extended soft- 
ball fields and higher fences. 

Over the summer, the length of 
the two Softball fields was increased 
by almost 40 feet, the fences were 
raised four feet, and two additional 
infield lights were added. 

"We had to move the fence in 
order to make the game more fun 
and competitive," says Phil Garver, 
physical education professor. 

Last year, guys who weren't 
home run hitters were hitting long 
balls over the fences on a regular 
basis, he says. 

Garver says the field was de- 
signed for fast pitch softball which 
.was played when Southern was 
SMC. When the sport was modi- 
fied, the field remained the same. 

"This year I'm lucky if I come 
close to hitting one [home run]," 
says David Zabaieta, who hit two 
home runs in last year's All Night 
Softball Game. ' 

"it's about time," says Walter 
Szoboszlai, another softball guru. 
"It makes the home run hitters be 
home run hitlers." 

The women had the same opin- 
ions on the field changes. Some, if 
not most, of the women saw the 
changes as good. 

Junio Monica Zepp agrees that 
it "now gives guys more of an in- 
centive to hit home runs." 

Because the fields were ex- 
tended, more lighting was required, 
says Garver. The fences were raised 
by four feel for the safety of the 

"Guys were jumping die fences 
trying to catch fly balls," says Steve 
Jaecks, intramurals director, "but 
now, they have to let the home runs 
be home runs." 

is a habit — 
cultivate it." 

-Elberl Hiibtxud, 


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Septemlier 20, 1996 

No More Free Laser Printouts: 
Students Must Have Laser Access Card 

Geoffrey Greemvay 

Students at Southern Adventist 
University can no longer print out 
documents in most campus com- 
puter labs without feeling it in their 

One-hundred laser printouts are 
provided free of charge to students, 
Then, students can either pay the lab 
assistant lOcentsperprintoutorbuy 
a new $5 Laser Access card from 
Information Services. 

In past years, no card was 
needed when students wished to 
print laser copy. 

John Beckett, director of Infor- 
mation Services, noticed two prob- 
lems with this. 

"Number 1: some department 
computer labs were providing print- 
outs at no charge. Their supply costs 
were getting lo be very large. Num- 
ber 2: There were different policies 
and pnces. depending on where you 
were, who you were, and when," he 

posal. It took him about 1 5 minutes 
to work something up and present 
it to a committee, made up of people 
from Information Services and busi- 
ness administration. 

"(When I drew up the plan) I 
wanted students to have reasonable 
access to the printers, I wanted to 
make provisions for departments 
who wanted their students to have 
more access, and I wanted to stop 
waste. I was astonished that five 
labs on campus agreed to imple- 
ment the plan," says Beckett. 

Quickly, he designed the Laser 
Access cards and figured out a way 
to distribute them at registration, 

"I was astonished at registration 
that I didn't hear one complaint 
from students; in fact, I've seen a 

good spir 


About a week before registra- 
in, Beckett decided to draft a pro- 

Beckett adds. 

He says he's confident that the 
Laser Access cards were delivered 
fairiy consistently. 

Beckett believes the system 
might help to reduce the rising costs 

Campus Safty Provides Transportation 

Stephanie Tliornpson 

Have an appointment witli your doctor? Don't have a car? 

Well, there is a solution. Campus Safety offers on and off-campus 
transportation services. 

The transport service is designed for students who don't have their 
own transportation. The service includes trips to doctors, dentists, chiro- 
practors, optometrists, opticians, hospitals, the bus station and the air- 

Charges for these services: 
Four Comers: Free. 

East Area (tTiis side of Missionaiy Ridge) $ 1 0. 
West Area (beyond Missionary Ridge) $15. 

Aiiodier service offered is the Mall Transport. These transports to 
Hamilton Place Mall must be arranged ahead of time and depend on 
availability. The cost is $15 for 1-6 people. 

Campus Safety also offers transport sei-vices on campus. 

"If a person fears for their personal safety, they can call our office 
and we will escort them from one building to another," says Don Hart, 
associate director of Campus Safety. This service is offered on a need 
basis, not just for die ride. 

Interested students can call Campus Safety at 238-2720. 

of education. 

"The system is based on a loose 
honor system," says Beckett. 'The 
purpose is to reduce cost by reduc- 

mg waste, not lo get money in my 
pocket. We're trying to see what we 
can do to keep the costs of this [uni- 
versity] from getting worse than 
they are." 

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I September 20, 1396 

Names Segar Named New Business Department Chair 

I Sari Fordham 

The business department has a 
w chairman: James Segar. 

He was asked to take the posi- 
)n this summer when Dr. Wayne 
I Vandevere retired. 

Segar is not new to Southern, 

I however. He has been teaching at 

I Southern for two- and-a-half years. 

Although Segar is originally 

I from Michigan, he is acquainted 

th warm climates. 

Segar taught at the Middle East 

I College in Lebanon for seven years. 

I Then he taught at South East Union 

I College in Singapore for two-and- 

I a-half more years before coming to 

I Southern. 

Thailand, France and Turkey 

e just a few of the many countries 

I Segar has visited. He has been able 

continue traveling by teaching in 

he summers. For example, he 

I taught accounting to treasurers in 

I Moscow and Kiev, Russia. 

Last summer Segar went to 
I London as a student where he stud- 
ied about the European Economic 




s to take what he learned 

World Traveler: Jaine. 
of the depar 

and enrich his international business 
class this year. 

Segar also has plans for the 
business department. 

"With a bit of time we will be 
able to offer graduate programs in 
business," he says. A master's de- 
gree in accounting has already been 
approved by the university. 

For those who aren't business 
majors and don't plan on taking any 
business classes, Segar has some 

"I would encourage everyone 
to take classes in business," he says, 
"because they need to manage their 
own affairs and be careful about the 
way they spend their money." 

Southern College Merchandise Will Not Go On Sale 

Memory Walk To 
Raise Money For 
Alzheimers Asso- 


Memory Walk will take place 
on October 6 to raise money for the 
Alzheimers Association. 

The Long Term Care Adminis- 
tration Club will participate with 
otherChattanoogaresidents, andall 
interested Southern students can 

The walk will begin at 1 :30 p.m. 
at the Miller Plaza downtown. 
Transportation will be provided to 
and from the walk site. Vans will 
leave at 12:30 p.m. from the front 
of Wright Hall. 

Those wishing to participate 
need to pick up their registration and 
sponsorship forms in the business 
department. Talge and Thatcher 
Halls, or the smdent center 

The completed forms need to be 
turned into the business department 
by September 25. 

All who participate will receive 
a free team T-shirt to wear during 
the walk. For more information call 
Cindy Maier at #2404 or Dan Rozell 
at #2754. 

Diiane Gang 

With the advent of Southern 
I Adventist University, the Campus 
I Shop is left with the dilemma of 
what to do with the large surplus of 
I Southern College merchandise. 
The Campus Shop supports 
"any decision that is made by the 
institution," says manager Rita 
I Wohlers. 

"Our main concentration, how- 
sr, at the store at this time is to 
; that all the students have the 
rrect books to begin the school 

The Campus Shop will eventu- 
[ ally order merchandise with the new 

I ders, however, until the university 
I decides on a new logo and seal. 

"This is the busiest time of the 
I year to be ordering sweatshirts and 
T-shirts," says Wohlers. 

The orders that the Campus 
I Shop does make will take some time 
I to arrive. 

Under normal circumstances or- 
I ders from Gear for Sports, the com- 
. pany that manufactures Southern 
apparel, take four to six weeks. 

It could take longer because of 
the rush. But the wait for the new 
|i merchandise will be worth it, she 

it has greatly increased since the 
name change. 

Much to the dismay of the stu- 
dents, not all merchandise will be 
put on sale, or at least not immedi- 
ately, says Wohlers. 

"We already had put some of the 
merchandise with the name of 
Southern College on it on sale in an- 
ticipation of the name change. 

"However, the new merchan- 
dise that has just come in will not 
be put on sale at this time," says 

The shop's sales have been in- 
creasing because some Southern 
College merchandise has become a 
collector's item. 

"People want a souvenir," says 

Ever since the name change stu- 
dents have been calling to find out 
whether or not the merchandise 
would go on sale. 

"I think that they should mark 
down the prices," says Jason Garey, 
a freshman from Collegedale. 

He is not the only student that 
has those thoughts. 

Most students believe that the 
Southern College merchandise 
should be put on sale to accommo- 
date their limited budgets and to 
create room for the new Southern 
Adventist University merchandise. 

Southern Signs Need Changing 

Tina Segur 

Now that Southeni College has become Southerti Adventist Univer- 
sity, signs on the 1-75 and on campus will have to be changed, along 
with small items like letterheads and envelopes. 

When asked what will be done with the old items. Dr. Ronald M. 
BaiTOw, vice-president for admissions and college relations, said these 
items would not be wasted. 

Stickers are being made to go over letterheads and envelopes. Also, 
when new items were ordered for the college, a future name change 
possibility was kept in mind. 

Presently the old sign in front of Brock Hall is covered by a banner 
with the nevt' name on it. Thursday, Sept. 12, sign makers were con- 
sulted regardinnly the aluminum lettering, not the stone wall itself. This 
could be completed in five to six weeks. 

Part of the landscaping for Hickman Science Center may contain a 
new sign, as money permits. This sign would be similar in structure to 
the sign in front of Brock Hall and would inform travelers coming down 
Camp Road that they were entering the campus of Southern Adventist 

The Tennessee Department of TVansportation has already been in- 
formed of the name change. Signs along the interstate and several signs 
along smaller roads will be changed at no cost to Southern. I 

"We must adjust to changing times and 
still hold to unchanging principles." 

Pre-Med Majors NotWorried 
About Declining Salaries 

No Color Coded Parking Tag?You 
Could Be Fined Heavily 

Jamie ArnaU 

Will ihe declining salaries of 
doctors deter Southern pre-med stu- 
dents from a medical career? 

The response is an overwhelm- 
ing no. 

"I truly think this is what the 
Lord wants me to do, and this is 
where I can help people the most," 
says Senior Brandon Bryan. 

America's doctors are experi- 
encing declining annual incomes 
because of managed health care, 
reports Lee Bowmen in the Septem- 
ber 3 issue of Ihe Atlanla Constitii- 

In 1993 and 1994, physicians' 

incomes fell 'at an average of four 
percent according to a report pub- 
lished in the keaUhAJfairs']o\xxn2\. 

"I will still like the job, even 
though it doesn't have as many 
perks." says Junior Catherine 

"I'm not becoming a physician 
for the money," says Freshman 
Michele Schultz, "but because I 
enjoy people." 

"Money is not the primary goal 


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Beckworth. ■'! want to do it for ser- 
vice and because it is something that 

One Southern Student Killed, 
One Injured In Summer Car Wreck 

Jay Karotyi 

Jon Walker, a student here at 
Southern last year was killed, and 
his girlfriend, Nancy Beal, injured 
in a car wreck outside of Salt Lake 
City, Utah, this summer. 

Walker, on his way to Washing- 
ton State, fell asleep at the wheel. 

crossed the median, and crashed 
head-on into a semi truck. 

He died on the way to the hos- 
pital. Beal recovered after a two- 
week coma and is doing well. 

Walker had just finished a two- 
year technology degree at Southern 
and planned to continue his educa- 

Many students with cars are see- 
ing colors this year. 

Red, blue, green and yellow to 
be precise. The colors of the pei"- 
mits are to match parking lots with 
color coded signs. 

But if you're one of the few who 
didn't register your car and receive 
a parking tag. you will be fined SIO 
plus an extra charge for your home 
state to run a title search on your 
license, says Don Hart, associate 
director of Campus Safety. 

The hang tags, however, are reg- 
istered to a person, so if you violate 

He and I worked in Plant Ser- 
vices' paint department together, 
and we enjoyed debating religious 
and secular topics while we worked. 

He will be remembered by those 
who knew him as a true friend and 
a man devoted to God and His work. 

a parking ordinance, all Campus 
Safety has to do is look up your tag 

Hart warns students not to lend 
[heir parking lags out. No matter 
who violates the parking rules, the 
owner of the tag is responsible 

'The first few weeks of school 
warnings have been given" says 
Dale Tyrrell, director of Campus 

But it's ticket time now. Any- 
one who doesn't display their park- 
ing tag in their front window will 
be fined $10 instead of $3. 

There are no new parking rules, 
but the existing rules are being en- 
forced more strictly. This is to al- 
low more parking space for the 
community students. 

In the past, many resident stu- 
dents have preferred to drive their 
cars from the dorm to the commu- 
nity parking lot instead of walking 
to class. 

Read THE AccEAT 


September 20, 1S96 

Southern Students Participate In SummerYouth Ministries 

Amber Herreii 

Big tent revivals, handing 
out literature, changing peoples 

This summer that is exactly 
what some Southern students did. 
Many had a chance to share God 
through summer youth ministries. 

Inner city youth meetings 
were held in Miami, Fla.. from July 
7 to August 3 by religion majors Or- 
lando Lopez. Andrew Moreno. 
Alvin Payne and Kendall Turcios. 
From 7;45 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Fri- 
day through Monday, meetings 
were held in a tent right beside the 
Adventist church. 

Money, a tent, literature, and 
Bibles were all provided by South 
Florida Youth Ministries. 

Brochures and flyers were 
distributed in supermarkets and 
door-to-door. Some even made an- 
nouncements by megaphone from 
the back of a pickup truck. 

"One night I remember spe- 
cifically," says Lopez. "It was my 
lum to speak, and while we were 
having song service a limo pulled 
up in the parking lot, and out 

"...a limo pulled up.. .and 
out stepped Raul 
Mondesi, the rightfielder 
. for the Los Angeles Dodg- 

—Orlando Lopez. 

stepped Raul Mondesi, the right- 
fielder for the Los Angeles Dodg- 

going to speak on riches and how 
God asks us to give everything up 
for him. I didn't want to preach at 
him or against him. 

"After my talk I had an altar 
call and Raul Mondesi was the first 
to come forward. Afterward, he 
came and talked to me and said he 
appreciated my sermon, saying that 
God had touched his heart." 

About 180-200 people came 
every night. 

"Every Sunday night, was 
testimony night," says Lopez. "We 
would have ex-gang members and 

ex-drug addicts tell their testimo- 

By the end of the inner city 
meetings there were four baptisms. 
and many others gave their hearts 

In Murfreesboro, Tenn., 
from July II to August 17, Tom 
Roberts along with Kurt Roth, Mike 
Sims. Lohnie Wibberding, Larry 
Findley. John Elliot, Mike Wiley, 
RayDescalsoandMarkO'Ffill led 
out in youth meetings at the 
Riverdale High School located 30 
miles east of Nashville. 

For five weeks from 7:15 
p.m. to 8:45 p.m., on Friday through 
Tuesday, these young people would 
gather and sing songs to praise God 
with others their own age. 

During the meetings 30 
people were baptized. The meet- 
ings were taped and will air on 

"There is nothing else you 
can do as a Christian where you can 
feel the leading of God and his pres- 
ence more." says senior religion 
major Roberts. 

Search On for Youth workers in Cyberspace 

The North American Division 
Youth Ministries Department is 
searching Cyberspace for youth 

The department wants the 
e-mail addresses of all Seventh-day 
Adventist youth workers. 

From the local youth/young 
adult leader to youth pastors/chap- 
lains to regional youth directors. 

All youth workers are invited to 
submit their e-mail address to to 
be included in the Adventist youth 
ministry network. 

"E-mail is an efficient way to 
support, correct and nurture youth 
ministry across the division." says 

Allan Martin, coordinator for the 
NAD Youth Department's online 

"Ataciickofabut- ____^_^ 

cally exchange pro- cient way to... 
gram ideas, address ture youth mii 
youth culture issues, 
confirm dynamic —Allen 

speakers for youth ^^^^^~^~ 
events. So we are asking interested 
youth workers to get in touch. 

"Not only do we hope to sup- 
port local youth r 
consider these frontlir 
great resource to us and hope to ask 
their advice as well." 

In addition to developing the 

online network, Martin is coordinat- 
ing teen/young adult cyber-confer- 
ences, cyber-tibraries, and cyber- 
^^^^ message boards on 
effi- CompuServe's Adventist 
nur- Online Forum. Internet 
listry." websites and conferencing 
are being explored as well. 
Martin Youth workers are asked 
^^^"~ to submit the following in- 

Description of youth ministry role/ 


E-mail address 

Daytime phone number (optional) 

Big Brothers and Sisters ' 

I Daria Edwards I 

I Some kids at Spalding El- 
I ementary are just waiting for a 

Big Brother or Big Sister. 

This program, sponsored by 

CARE, provides children with "a 


model," says Heidi Higgs. co- 
director. Some of these children 
come from single-parent homes 
and don't have someone to spend 
a lot of time with. 

■The Big Brother/Big Sister 
program teaches the children that 
Christ is the friend a kid can al- 
ways count on no matter what 
happens." says Rachelle Willey, 

Interested students should 
contact Higgs or Willey at the 
CARE office. 

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man who 


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I have heard through various 
sources (Tm the editor, I have 
sources) that some people have a 
problem with the new, more con- 
temporary layout & design of the 
Accent, especially the masthead (in 
layman's tenns that's die title of die 

Maybe we didn't make our- 
selves clear when we ran for this 
ofnce.-.or maybe you weren't lis- 

We are not here to imitate Larisa 
and Stacy. We are NOT them. We 
are Heidi and Christina, and we 
have different tastes. 

As we said when we cam- 
paigned for this position, our goal 
is to create a newsmagazine instead 
of a newspaper. 

Yes, we are still covering the 
hard-hitting news on campus and in 
the community. If you missed that, 
reread the front page of the first is- 

We think our new format is 
more appropriate because the Ac- 
cent comes out only twice a month. 

In addition to reporting the news 


you need to know, we will bring you 
more upbeat, creative articles on 
Travel, International. Fashion, 
Food. Arts. 

Some specific goals are to in- 
clude pieces written by you: poems, 
short stories, essays, opinion pieces. 
Whatever you are moved to write 
about. ..within reason. 

Maybe you're more into pho- 
tography and drawing. Well, submit 
your entries. We'll devote a whole 
page to it. Hey, you can even get 
your picture in the paper. 

We also plan to include CD. res- 
taurant and theatre reviews. 

Also. I hope you noticed in the 
last Accent, thai our sports cover- 
age has expanded to two full pages. 
If you have suggestions, direct them 
to Greg Wedel. 

When this year's over hopefully 
you'll be the most well-rounded stu- 
dents in any Adventist university/ 
college. Not only will we have a 
health/fitness section in each up- 
coming issue, but we'll also cover 
everything from fashion to religious 
issues that impact you. 

To accommodate all diese ideas, 
we are expanding the newspaper/ 
magazine to 20 pages. You thought 
it looked thicker, didn't you? 
Back to my defense of the Ac- 
Some people, who will remain 
nameless, have called our masthead 
"wimpy." it doesn't strike us in the 
face, they say. It looks too feminine. 








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If this masthead doesn't hit you 
in the face, then check your eye- 

Someone else (I don't know 
who. but I can guess) actually had 
the nerve to call it "cheesy." 

This is probably the same per- 
son who considers the McDonald's 
arches too cheesy or the Eiffel 
Tower too feminine. 

What about the Southern col- 
umns we have in the masthead? Are 
they too feminine? 

Last time 1 checked, they rep- 
resented strength, courage and dig- 
nity as well as grace. I think it's 
quite appropriate. 

Heidi and I chose the specific 
fonts and clip art to emphasize what 
we are all about. 

For example, the word "South- 
em" is in a very clean and simple, 
yet elegant Times font. It depicts 
what Southern is all about. 

Then we thought we'd get a 
little creative and fun with the word 
"Accent." After all, the word is 
ACCENT And since we are more 
of a news»iag«2i>je, we felt some- 
thing with flair was appropriate. So 
we chose Paisley font. This is also 
used on the title lines of each page 

The Crudfont is one of o 
vorites. It screams "Retro" t 
It gives the Accent a hint of old 
fashioned personality while remair 
ing quite modem. 

We use this font only on pag 
numbers, the date, sports, lifestyle 
and humor. 

Maybe the reason why som 
people (I say some because I've rt 
ceived mostly compliments) have 
problem with the new Accent is bt 

cause they got used to last year's 
look. The only cure for that is time. 

Well, 1 see I am nearing the end 
of my harangue (look it up) and I 
still have space left. In the newspa- 
per world that is not good. 

So 1 will take this opportunity 
to enlighten y'all with some obser- 
vations I made last week during our 
first deadline. FYI...I slept maybe 
five hours out of 120. 

Did you know.... 

• the Promenade is a very eerie 
place at 4 a.m.? 

• I didn't see ONE Campus 
Safety officer all eight times I 
ran down the Promenade from 
our office to the MacLab? 1 feel 
safe, don't you? 

• the only song that ran through 
my head at 3 a.m. was "I am a 

• that there's no way to get into 
the first floor of Brock Hall at 
night without running all the 
way around the building (down 
Industrial Drive & around 

• there's a scary blower thing 
behind Brock that only turns on 
when you run by it? 

• staying up all night in the 
MacLab can be embarrassing, 
especially when an 8 a.m. class 
shows up and you look like 
you' ve been through a food pro- 

• Krispy Kreme stays open ALL 

• if you stay awake for an entire 
week you become disoriented? 

By the way, is it really November 

Hey all of you 

out there, we 

know you have an 

OPINION. Write to 

us IN Letters to 

THE Editors 

September 20, 1996 

A new note in the July 25. 1996 
Advenlist Review caught my eye. 

It seems that Andrews Univer- 
sity is registering students elec- 
tronically, via WWW. 

"The students were guided 
through the process in their advi- 
sors' office, eliminating the need 
for standing in long lines and mak- 
ing repeated cross-campus trips." 

Sounds surprisingly like a sug- 
gestion that was made in the South- 
em Accent on October 22, 1994. 
I'm mildly curious why Andrews 
University can do it but we evi- 
dently can't. 

Dr. David Ekkens 

Professor, biology department 

Student Apologizes 

I would like to discuss some 
recent activity on the Southern cam- 
pus. Saturday night, Aug. 31, dur- 
ing the Welcome Back Party. 

I participated in an activity that 
I am not proud of. I had the "guts," 
or should I say the stupidity to run 
across the stage in a pair of boxers. 

However, there needs to be 
some clarification on a few things. 
First of all, the boxers I was wear- 
ing were not the only thing that I 
had on. Under my boxers was a pair 
of briefs. 

Secondly, it may have appeared 
to many that I was just in my un- 
derwear, but there was not much dif- 
ference between what I did and go- 
ing to the pool to watch 

I have had quite a few faculty 
and students talk to me about my 
action, and 1 have caught some 
negative feelings from them. 

If I have offended anyone, I 
would like to apologize. At the time 
of my actions, I did not realize the 
repercussions. I am sorry. 

Randy Kelch 
Sophomore, Chemistry 

Greenleaf was Fired 

In response to your article on 
Dr. FHoyd Greenleaf's situation in 
the September 9 issue of the Accent, 
I would like to point out two cor- 
rections and then share a few ob- 

: l.Dr. 

Greenleaf was fired from his job; 
he did not resign: and 2. He missed 
the board meeting mentioned in 
your article because he was seri- 
ously ill. His absence had nothing 
to do with coming "on board" or not 
coming on board the university 

Dr. Greenleaf, during his many 
years of service to this institution, 
distinguished himself by his un- 
questioned integrity; his high aca- 
demic standards; and his commit- 
ment to consider the needs of the 
institution, of the students, and of 
the faculty above self-interest and 
political gain. His life was governed 
by principle, not expediency. 

Dr. Greenleaf's questioning, 
thoughtful approach to issues in- 
structs us on the true meaning of the 
term "university." What better ex- 

ample could we have of Ellen 
White's admonition "to be thinkers 
and not mere reflectors of other 
men's thoughts." 

Thank you, Greenleaf, for the 
example you have left us. May we 
live our lives accordingly. 

David Smith 

Chair, department of English and 


Thank you for speaking on the 
record about Dr. Greenleaf. We 
were unable to print in the Accent 
that be had been fired, because no 
one would confirm or deny it. 
-the editors 



"Why don't we just send ihem 

"There are two kinds of students 

through a car wash. We could get a 

at Southern — those who are 

whole family at a time." 

freshmen and those who aren't." 

-A student in New Testament class 

- Dennis Petiibone 

(Referring to the Adventist push for 

"I didn't say Ken Rogers was the 

"baptism of every man. woman. 

largest chaplain. ...but oh, how he 

child, dog, cat and bird in sight. "} 

knows what I'm thinking." 

- Bruce Norman. 

- President Sahly at the first 


"What's the difference between a 

$400 ring and a $2000 engagement 

Leatherman told students in his 

- Bruce Norman 

Hebrew class that each minute 
cost them 38 cents. 

"A semester of school." 
- Student in response to Norman 's 

"Can't we just switch to Sprint?" 
- a Hebrew class student 

"We need more quotes." 

— Accent Editors 

Three Day Finals Schedule 

Todd McFarland 

What do students taking 
Church History, Ceil and Molecu- 
lar Biology, Precalculus, and Intro- 
duction to Photography have in 

They are all scheduled to take 
[heir final exams on Thursday 

New students may not appreci- 
ate the importance of this, but any- 
one who's had a Thursday exam 
knows what havoc it can wreak on 
your vacation plans. 

It so happens though that 
Southern could eliminate Thursday 
exams all together if it were not for 
two exam slots on Tuesday being 
blocked out for all English Compo- 
sition 101/102 and Speech finals. 

This quirk in the schedule ne- 
cessitates extending the finals 
schedule into Thursday. 

So let me give my modest pro- 
posal to the English department and 
Academic Dean's office: Give the 
Comp and Speech class finals dur- 
ing their normally scheduled slots, 
more Thursday finals into the slots 
currently occupied by Comp and 
Speech, and let's all call it quits by 

The powers to be in the land 
of better writing and speaking will 
tell you they give Comp and Speech 
test together so they can give every- 
one the same exam (in the case of 
Comp 101 and most sp)eech classes) 
and combine the different sections. 

While this is convenient for the 
English department, this service is 
not extended to other departments 
with multiple sections of the same 
class like history and math. 

One has to wonder why the En- 
glish department is not treated like 
everyone else on campus and 
forced to give their exams when 
they are normally scheduled. 

The other major objection to 
changing the schedule is that the 
elimination of two final slots will 
cause more students to have three 
tests in a row or four in a day thus 
requiring the moving of one of Uiose 

While this is a legitimate con- 
cern, it has to be balanced against 

the negatives of Thursday tests. 
Teacher's are put in the position of 
rescheduling their Thursday tests 
(which many do) or listening to 
numerous complaints about rides, 
airline schedules, etc. 

Also, any student who has ever 
tried to study on Wednesday night 
before Christmas vacation knows 
how futile it can be with a noisy 
dorm and "visions of sugarplums 
and fairies dancing in their heads." 

Given the numerous advantages 
and the relatively few disadvan- 
tages. Southern should at least try a 
three day exam schedule. It would 
be fairer to the students who want 
to get home and to the teachers who 
want to start their ' 

This Issue's Debate: School Vouchers And The Quality of A merican Education 

School Vouchers And The Quality 
Of Education 

Eric Wenberg 

The issue of school vouchers is a loaded question which could inflicl 
damage on the American educational system. 

School vouchers could in some way infringe upon the religious free- 
doms currently enjoyed by private schools. On the other hand, to ignore 
the idea of school vouchers would not be open-minded. 

Not giving families a choice in education is an unpleasant thought. It 
leaves so many children with only a taste of education but no meal. 

The current condition of the public educational system is a serious 
tragedy at best, leaving millions of children with no hope for their ftiture. 

Yet at the same time, my mind rebels at the thought of increased mix- 
ing of church and state, of government control over private schools. 

But 1 believe school vouchers will not break down the wails of church/ 
slate separation, because they have already been smashed by the influx of 
pagan religions in public schools. 

New Age meditation, witchcraft, humanism and evolution are being 
taught to Christian children in public schools. Many cannot afford to at- 
tend a parochial school, and so are forced to study what goes against their 

Many private schools (including parochial) are already accepting gov- 
ernmental grants and are accredited by a secular process. 

After carefully weighing the pros and cons of school vouchers, I find 
myself supporting the limited and controlled use of school vouchers. 

Also, control of public schools should be turned over to local districts 
and away from teachers' unions and the federal government. 

Vouchers will also put competition back into our school system. This 
would help public schools return to a higher educational standard so chil- 
dren will receive the education they need to prosper. 

To Manipulate An Individual's Beliefs 
Is An Injustice 

Religion plays a very important role in ir 
anipulaie or control an individual's beliefs i: 

ny of our lives. To try to 
an injustice to the Ameri- 

Religion has been a treasured freedom across our nation; however, to- 
day within our educational system some Americans are toying with this 
freedom by suggesting the voucher system for our private schools. This 
idea jeopardizes our cherished religious freedom. 

The voucher system is designed to provide federal aid to all private 
schools, making private education more affordable for a greater portion of 

Many people feel that our public schools are unable to meet their 
children's needs, and therefore need an alternate choice. The system is 
meant to help correct the current problems of our public schools. 

While 10 some it seems like an ideal solution, I see it as an infringe- 
ment on religious freedom. 

Providing federal aid to private schools is like a business sponsoring a 
church. The business would gain the right to decide how that church ought 

The same concept exists with vouchers. Many parochial schools would 
be involved, which means that the government would be sponsoring reli- 
gion. Church and state would no longer be separated. 

With vouchers, a private school ceases to function as a private institu- 
tion. Public schools and private schools would become one in the same 
The pnmary difference: religion would be taught in some private schools! 

MOW do we correct die present condition of our public schools so vouch- 
ers are not needed as an alternate solution? The answer lies within our- 
probleml'' '"°'''° "f*'" Sr=at nation, must take responsibility for our 

If we look to government for answers to our country's problems, then 
we will sacnfice a great number of our freedoms. We must work together 
to improve the public school system so separation of church and state re- 

Political Web Sites 

nemocratic Sites 

riinton/Gore '96 

The Democratic National Committee 


Digital Democrats 


The Democratic Congressional Campaign 



Turn Left 

http.7/w an/ 


Republican Sites 

Dole/Kerap '96 

The Republican National Committee 

State Republican Parties and Candidates 


The Right Side of the Web 
The Christian Coalition 

Other Political Parties 

The Reform Party 

http://w w 

The Libertarian Party 

The Green Parties of North America 

The New Partv 

http ://w w w. 

Political News Updates 

Will Perot debate: The bipartisan Commission on Presidential debates 
recommended that Ross Perot be excluded from the presidential debates 
this fall. According to USA Today Perot still could be included despite 
the commission's ruling if the Clinton and Dole campaigns insist on his 

P.O.W.'s?: According to The New York Times, newly declassified docu- I 
ments showed that the United Stales govemmeni knew about American 
RO.W.'s still being held in North Korea after the Korean War. These | 
documents also reveiled that the North Korean government failed lo 
turn over hundreds of P.O.W.'s known to be still alive at the end of the ' 
war. This adds to the speculations that American soldiers may still be in 
custody there. 

Dole under fire: Bob Dole will be ihe source of many negative adds , 
from Ihe United Federation of Teachers for the next three weeks. Ac- 
cording to The New York Times. Beginning on the 17th the UFT will 
broadcast negative ads against Republican Presidential candidate Bob 
Dole. These ads are to strike back against Dole for his attacks on teacher's 
unions, and hissupportofpublicly financed vouchers to help send chil- 
dren to private schools. 

Wilderness fight: With the single stroke of a pen Clinton will end one 

of the last big wilderness fights in our country. The plan for Canyons of 

the Escalante would preserve 1.8 million acres in the southern part of 

Utah, according to The New York Times. The opposition stale that such 

a move would block development of the largest known coal reserves in 

-the nation. ., .. r /- -„.. 

-compiled by Jason Garey 

Wamp And Jolly Battle For Tennessee's Third Congressional District 

Andra Armstrong 

Republican Zack Wamp and 
Democrat Chuck Jolly want the 
same congressional ticket to Wash- 

And with a vote, you can decide 
who will get it. 

Both are in the race for a seat in 
the House of Representatives for the 
third district of Chananooga. 

Congressman Wamp won the 
election in 1994. He currently 
serves on several congressional 
committess, including the Science 
Committee and the Small Business 

Wamp is also freshman class 
representative on the Majority 
Steering Committee and the Trans- 
portation and Infrastructure Com- 
mittee where he is vice-chairman of 
the Water Resources and Environ- 
ment Subcommittee. 

The Speaker of the House ap- 
pointed Wamp to other task forces 
on the Environment, Empowerment 
and Race Relations, Nuclear Cleanup 
and Issues Management. He also 
serves as the freshman Republican's 

'. Zach Wamp 

Wamp serves on the House Re- 
publican Leadership Task Force on 
Reform. He says he is a strong op- 
ponent of special interest Political 
Action Committee (PAC) contribu- 
tions and will not accept them. 

Representative Wamp is cur- 
rently traveling back and forth be- 
tween his Washington responsibili- 
ties and Chattanooga's campaign 

During what he calls his "first 
political excursion," Jolly was de- 
feated in the 1994 primary for Con- 
gress. His son, a photojoumalist in 
Arizona, lost his leg in a tractor ac- 
cident eight days before the elec- 

tion. Jolly dropped out to be with 

Jolly says he is living the Ameri- 
can dream. 

'The only way I made it through 
college was on student loans and 
scholarships," says Jolly, who is 
from a small, working class 

He attended Holy Cross College 
m Massachusetts and George Wash- 
ington University Law School. 

The Democratic programs that 
helped with his education and the 
governmental assistance given his 
father, a disabled WWII veteran, 
were paramount in Jolly's decision 
to join the Democratic party. 

A local lawyer from Chambliss 
and Bahner, Jolly is campaigning 
full time. He says he wants a chance 
to give back to the country that has 
helped him so much. 

Each candidate brings experi- 
ence from the private business sec- 

Wamp spent more than a dozen 
years as a private businessman and 
commercial real estate broker. 

Jolly has invested 25 years as a 
corporate officer. 

Congressman Wamp grew up in 
Chattanooga and attended McCallie 
School. He then attended the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina at Chapel 
Hill and the University of Tennes- 
see. Wamp and his wife, Kim, have 
a daughter, Coty, and a son, Weston. 
They attend the Red Bank Baptist 

Jolly and his wife are neighbors 
to SAU. They live a few miles from 
Four Comers. The Jolly's children, 
Chris, 29, and Susan, 26. went to 
school in Chattanooga. They have 
since moved from the area because 
of college and careers. 

Jolly will speak here Thursday. 
Oct. 3, for assembly. Wamp will 
speak Oct. 10. 

Where Does Each Party Stand On The Issues? 


Democrats: "The Democratic Party stands behind the right of every 
woman to choose, consistent with Roe vs. Wade, and regardless of ability 
to pay." Argues it is a "fundamental constitutional liberty that individual 
Americans — not government — can best take responsibility for making 
the most difficult and intensely personal decisions regarding reproduc- 
tion." Seeks a goal of making abortion "less necessary and more rare" 
through research on contraception and comprehensive family life educa- 

Clinton: 'The decision to have an abortion should be between a woman, 
her doctor and her faith. Abortions should be safe, legal and rare. We can 
lower the number of abortions by emphasizing education, prevention and 
personal responsibility to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies." 

GOP: Calls for a constitutional amendment banning abortion. No federal 
financing of abortions or of services that counsel abortion. Supports ap- 
pointment of federal judges who "respect traditional family values" and 
respect "the sanctity of human life." Appendix contains language noting 
Republicans' diverse opinions on abortion. '"We support a human life 
amendment to the Constitution and we endorse legislation to make clear 
that the Fourieenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children. 
Our purpose is to have legislative and judicial protection of that right 
against those who perform abortions." 

Dole: "Since 1974, I have opposed the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade 
decision legalizing abortion on demand. In 1983. i voted for a constitu- 
tional amendment overturning this decision. I support a constitutional 
amendment to restrict abortion, subject to the exceptions of life of the 
mother, rape and incest." 


Clioton: Waging protracted fight with congressional Republicans that 
has shut parts of the government twice. Latest proposal retains goal of 

balancing budget by 2002 but transfers tough consequences to a future 
president: Two-thirds of the savings would come after Clinton stepped 
down from a second term. Opposes balanced budget amendment to the 

Dole: A major figure in budget standoff with Clinton causing two partial 
government shutdowns. Says first act as president would be to call for 
constitutional amendment. "Congress needs the discipline." Amendment 
fell one vote short in Senate last year. 


Democrats: "Education is the key to opportunity. .., education is the fault 
line that separates those who will prosper from those who cannot." Lauds 
increased Head Start funding and the admioistration's Goals 2000 educa- 
tion standards. Calls for requiring every child to be able to read by the 
end of the third grade and requiring that students be required to demon- 
strate competency and achievement in order to be promoted. Teachers 
also should be required to meet "high standards for professional perfor- 
mance." Calls for expanding school choice, but "we should not take 
American tax dollars from public schools and give them to private 
schools." Calls for teaching on values and character in the schools. Calls 
for computer wiring every classroom to the Internet by 2000. Proposes 
various tax incentives for higher education. 

GOP: "Our formula is as simple as it is sweeping: the federal govern- 
ment has no constitutional authority to be involved in school curricula or 
to control jobs in the workplace." Supports scholarships and vouchers to 
help parents choose among public, private and religious schools. Calls 
for repeal of Goals 2000, the Clinton administration's attempt to reform 
education by giving grants to states that enforce certain standards. Calls 
for closing federal Education Department. Opposes all "federal attempts 
to impose outcome or performance-based, education on local schools." 
Declares, "We support educational initiatives to promote chastity until 
marriage as the expected standard of behavior." Says Republicans "will 
defend the right of families" to choose for their children the "option of 
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Southern Softball 

Men s Softball 

Greg Wedel and Anthony Reiner 

The home run derbies of past season are history. The old four-foot 
fence is gone, replaced by an eight-foot one that has been moved back 
about 40 feet around most of the outfield of both fields. 

With significantly less home runs being hit this year, teams have to 
now focus on getting base hits. This has made good defense more impor- 
tant than it has been previously. 

Unfortunately, good infielders (especially shortstops) are harder to find 
than a good meal at the cafeteria, and finding a solid outfield is as difficult 
as trying to locate your bookbag after assembly. 

Defense this season is simply horrendous. Even though the home run 
derbies are gone, many teams are still averaging at or near 20 runs a game 
due to all of the errors, porous outfields, and missed cut-off-men. 

The winner of the All Night Softball Tournament will be the team that 
can hold errors to a minimum while consistently moving players around 
the bases with good base hits. 

Listed below are what we believe to be the four best teams in each 
division, and thus the most likely to win the i 

The Big Eight Division Contenders: 

1. Gang - a surprise-team is playing good ball 

2. Evans - faculty team-perennial contenders 

3. Valentin - angels in the outfield help religion majors 

4. Forss - a good offense with decent fielding 

The Big Nine Division Contenders: 

1 . Dunkel - good bats, few holes on defense 

2. Peterson - prolific offense, average defense 

3. Johnson - they win with Cruz and defense 

4. Miller - playing well for now 



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Women's Softball 

Stephanie Gulke 

Women's softball is well undenvay and the competition is fierce. All 
agree that softball this year is much better than in the past. 

"The teams seem stronger," says Julie Gilkeson, softball team captain. 
"People know how to play more this year." 

'There is better competition this year," agrees captain Brittany Affolter. 
"The teams are well spread out. When somebody wins it's not usually by 
tremendous amounts." 

So how are the teams stacked up? 

J.J. Gless. as usual, has a very well-rounded team. She carries her team 
as an incredible short stop, with a fast arm and solid hitting. 

Gilkeson is also looking strong this year. With the dominating Gilkeson 
at short and newcomer Christy Culpepper at second, cranking out double 
plays and hitting the ball hard, they have a very good chance at being the 
number one team this year. 

The freshman captain duo. Amy Skinner and Jamie Mert, are not to be 
overiooked, even though they've had a little trouble in the past couple of 
games. Skinner is a very versatile player and leads her team well. They are 
definitely still in the race. 

Youree Kim and Heidi Ingersoll's team is looking pretty decent this 
year, even if Jaecks never does help them out. They have solid in and out 
fielders and their batting seems to be coming around 

Co-captains Sandy Hoch and Brittany Affolter are both quite instru- 
mental in their team's winnings this year with their home run hitting and 
versatile infield play. And their outfield is lit up with April Turner and her 
spectacular catches. 

Ail in all, it's a bit to soon to tell who will be the dominating team this 
s softball. 

Swing Batter: Andrew Moreno swings into the Southern softball 
season with base hii. 

Women 's Softball:_ Women 's softball is rapidly gaining populai 
school year progresses. 

Are They Worth It? 

Aiilhonx Reiner 

r of '96 saw the big- 
gest Gold Rush since 1849. 

Michael Jordan, $30 million a 
year; Shaquille O'Neal, $120 mil- 
lion over 7 years; Alonzo Mourn- 
ing. $115 million. 

The list goes on and on. Even 
such journeymen players as Jim 
Mcllvaine. a career backup who 
averaged two points a game, signed 
a multi-million dollar contract. 

Are today's sports heroes really 
worth these astounding figures? 

Well, they are if you are willing 
to pay for it. Upon signing Shaquille 
! O'Neal, the Los Angeles Lakers 
raised ticket prices three-fold. 

The NBA is basking in the light 
of unprecedented success. It earns 
hundreds of millions of dollars from 
its television coverage and has seen 
an unprecedented rise in the sale of 
NBA sports apparel. 

It could be argued that the play- 
ers are finally beginning to receive 
their fair share. However, on closer 
examination the real losers become 
more apparent. 

The real losers in these high- 
priced bidding wars are the fans. We 
pay through higher ticket prices. 

The Orlando Magic are my 
home-town team and their experi- 
ence strikes closest to home. Once 
cheap upper bowl tickets could be 
bought for between $8-$ 1 2. 

Now, seven years later, the 
cheapest seats with a partially ob- 
structed view sell for $18. Normal 
upper bowl seats sell for $28. Are- 
nas also make the seats smaller and 
closer together, so we pay more for 
a smaller and less comfortable seat. 

You may say, "I won't support 

those spoiled athletes. I won't go to 
games." Too bad. You pay indirectly 

Most stadiums are funded with 
your tax dollars or through the is- 
suing of floating bonds.This rev- 
enue could be better used to im- 
prove the sorry state of America's 

The increased television cover- 
age leads to increased advertising 
rates. According to USA Today, $9 
billion will be spent on sports sta- 
diums. Research shows that more 
than $4 of every $5 comes from 
public sources. 

This epidemic of spiralling 
costs and higher salaries pervades 
all sports. Baltimore, recently 
wooed the Cleveland Browns with 
a promise of a $200 million stadium 
funded through revenue from state, 
local and even federal taxes. 

Basketball isn't the only sport 
where salaries are spiralling. 

Emmit Smith recently inked a 
deal worth $48 million. 

In baseball, left-handed pitchers 
with losing records regularly earn 
millions of dollars each year. How 
long before Ken Griffey Jr. signs an 
even bigger contract? 

Today's athletes can be very 
thankful that they can reap the ben- 
efits of their talents. These spiral- 
ling salaries are reaching their maxi- 

The discretionary income of the 
average person is only so large. I 
don't think the average person is 
willing to pay $200 a ticket for a 
game. But when that happens hun- 
dred-million dollar salaries will be 
a thing of the future. 

Major League Baseball: 
The Playoffs Draw Near 


With only a couple weeks of 
the season left, the baseball play- 
off picture is beginning to clear. 

The only light division race is 
in the NL West where Los Ange- 
les and San Diego are tied. 

Atlanta, despite a horrible 
slump, leads the NL East by four 
and a half games, and St. Louis 
leads the NL Central by three. 

In the American League, the 
New York Yankees, Cleveland, and 
Texas all have comfortable leads 
in the division races. 

Baltimore and Chicago are 
battling for the wild card spot with 
Baltimore holding a two and a 
half game lead. San Diego leads 

Montreal by a half game in the 
National League wild card race. 
For most of the season, At- 
lanta Braves and New York Yan- 
kees were considered the top 

However, of late, both have 
slumped. The Yankees suffered 
through a losing skid in mid-Au- 
gust when they were missing AL 
save leader, John Wetteland. 

The Braves have lost eight of 
their last ten and have suffered 
through a past couple weeks. 

The playoffs promises to be 
exciting with no clear-cut favor- 
ite and of competitive teams. Stay 

The Target Ranf e 

us Hockey Team-Woii Ihe World Cup of Hockey. 

Jmmey Johnson— Proving himself again. 

Bum Favre— Back from rehab and slioiving why he is in the QB ehte. 

Alex Rodriguez— His batting average just keeps going up and up, 

Deios Sanders— Proves that he can play both offense and defense 


Albert BaLE— We missed hira last issue, but there no bigger jerk in baseball 
HEAVYWEiGtrr Boxing— Tyson wins in 109 seconds— Ihe dirtiest professional sp 
Oakland Ry\iDERS— AI Davis has njined this once might and proud team. 
Brcce SaDON— Tyson didn't have to his him for him to go down. 
Colorado BtjFFALOES- Again have failed to live up to preseason hype. 

Southern Students Tee Off 

Jeff Lemon and Eric Dunket 

This year the athletic depart- 
ment is adding a new sport to its fall 
intramural schedule. 

For the first time a golf league 
has been organized for interested 
students and faculty. 

League organizers, Ted Evans 
and Eric Johnson, are pleased by the 
overwhelming support for the 
league. "We never would have 
guessed the reaction to the sport 
would be this large. It should be a 
lot of fun," says Johnson. 

Over 65 players competed in a 
qualifying tournament Friday, Sept. 
7, for 46 positions in the league. 
The scores from the qualifying tour- 
nament were used to determine 
seedings for the season. 

The players were divided into 
four groups: A, B, C, and D. Ten 
captains were chosen from the A 
group, and the remaining players 
were evenly distributed among the 
teams based on their seedings. 

Teams were then separated into 
two divisions, American and Na- 
tional. The ten teams will compete 
every Friday afternoon for four 
weeks to determine which teams 
ill advance to the playoffs 

Teams are matched against each 
other with the captains choosing 
four players to represent their team 
each week. 

The matches consist of four 
head-to-head games worth one 
point each and the overall team 
score worth another point, for a to- 
tal of five points possible each 

Scores are kept throughout the 
season with prizes going to the team 
champions, as well as the individual 
winners from each group. 

The matches are taking place at 
Windstone and Nob North golf 
courses. Organizers have been able 
to find several sponsors, including 
the RE. department. Duff 
Chiropractic, and Student Services. 

"We have been fortunate to find 
a few sponsors, but unfortunately, 
golf isn'tacheapsport. Wearestill 
looking for sponsors to help stu- 
dents with their expenses," says 

The season started Friday, Sept. 
13. The Accent will continue to 
keep you updated with standings as 
the league tees off its inaugural year. 


— AU-Night Softball 
— Baseball Playoffs Begin 
—NFL Update 
—NCAA Football Update 

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Se^ptember 20, 1S96 

Breaking The Wall Of Silence 

Stephanie Swilley 

Twenty-seven-year-old Aiim 
Abdureyim Seytoff left his home- 
lown Urumgi, China, and made the 
long trip to our campus this fall to 
study broadcast journalism and the- 

What makes him different firom 
other students is that he is one of 
only two Seventh-day Adventisfs 
and 50 Christians among the 10 
million Uighur people that live in 
the northwest province of China. 

Alim has been a Christian since 
1990 and became a Seventh-day 
Adventist almost a year ago after 
meeting Helen Banuelos, an Ameri- 
can missionary doing work for an- 
other denomination in China. 

She became an SDA after hear- 
ing Chinese SDA radio programs 
produced by Dr. Douglas Bennett, 
a novi' retired Southern theology 
professor, and became convinced 
this was the truth. 

She and Seytoff began studying 
together and both became SDA's. 
She was later baptized here at 
Southern by Bennett. 

When Banuelos returned to 
America she told the East Asia As- 
sociation about Seytoff. 

"We immediately began work- 
ing on getting him over here to the 
States," says Dr. Carl Currie. head 
of the EAA. 

Seytoff decided to come to 
Southern because he wanted to at- 
tend an Adventist college, and this 
was the only one he knew of. Cur- 
rently, he is sponsored financially 
by theEast Asia Association and by 
Southern Adventist University. 

Seytoff 's plans are to broadcast 
the Christian message into China 
through Adventist World Radio. 

There is no literature in the 
Uighur language, so he will develop 
programs by beginning the daunt- 
ing task of translating the Bible and 
the Spu-it of Prophecy books into 
his own native tongue. The pro- 
grams will then be broadcast into 
homes across China. 

"Radios are cheap and everyone 
has them," says Seytoff. "If you 
openly preach to the Muslims or 
Chinese, no one will listen. But this 
way anyone can h'sten, even illiter- 
ate people, and they may learn and 
start to question things." 

Seytoff would like to return to 
China where his family still resides, 
but until the country becomes free, 
he will not. The Uighur people have 
been Muslim for a long time, and 
there is a strong dislike for Christians. 
"If I went back, I would be in 
danger," explains Seytoff. "I could 
end up in prison or hurt by my 

Hardship: Alim Seytoff is one of the only iwo Seventh-day 
Adventists among the 10 million Uighur people. 

"Alim has been given the gift 
of languages," says Stephen Ruf, 
journalism professor. 

Seytoff speaks four languages, 
including very good English and 
some Russian. He says he is en- 
joying the freedom of America, and 

calls our food "edible." 

He claims that here in America ] 
it is too easy to become a Christian. 

"Americans never see how hard | 
it is for others to become Chris- 
tians." he says. "They sacrifice a lot I 
forit, and hereit is taken for granted." 

Four Students Attend Sagunto Through Adventist Colleges Abroad 

They Left Their He arts In SPAI^ 

Darla Laulerbach 

Sagunlo, Spain: (From left to right) Jennifer Somer\'Hle, 
Delia Wessels. Autumn Ellison, and Darla Laulerbach left 
their hearts in Spain. 

AH alone in the Valencia airport, at this moment. Only one suitcase 

I glared at my watch and adjusted had made it from the Dallas/Ft 

the SIX hour time change. A repre- Worth airport 
sentative of Sagunto College was But eventually I did arrive 

now three hours late to pick me up. safely at the Adventist college hid- 

I knew only enough Spanish to den in the beautiful hills of Central 

ask where the bathroom ■—" - ■ " - 

that was the least of my problen- 

I studied Spanish in Sagunto, 

Spain, for six weeks this ; 
with three other students from 
Southern; Jennifer Somerville, 
Delia Wessels and Autumn Ellison. 

We all agree that living and ob- 
serving a difTerent culture than ours 
was an awakening experience. 

All of us went to Spain only ex- 
pecting to learn a few new words in 
a foreign language. Little did we 
know how Spain would impact our 

One of the most memorable ex- 
periences I had in Spain was visit- 
ing the tombs of the kings. 

As I walked down the cold stair- 
way into the tombs I became mes- 
merized by die display. Long golden 
coffms surrounded me on all four 
sides, and I strained my brain to re- 
member my eighth grade social 
studies class. 

The tombs are revered as sacred 
to many Spanish people, and as I 
diought about the impact that King 
Ferdinand and Queen Isabella had 
on their country and ours I under- 
stood why. 

I realize now that I'm back at 
Southern in good ol' Tennessee the 
once-in-a-lifetime experience I 

would have missed if I hadn't de- 
cided on the spur of the r 
spend an unforgettable s 

In the few weeks I had, I a 
ited Valencia, Segovia, Toledo (the I 
oldest city in Spain), Madrid (the | 
capital) and beautiful Barcelona. 

Something reminds me every 
day of how much I miss Spain. 

The lifestyle there was much 
more relaxed and less rushed. The 
people were less interested in what 
each other wore and more interested 
in how each other felt. 

Something in my heart will al- 
ways yearn for the simpleness and 
beauty of Spain. 


Joshua Korson 

Collonges, France 
Eric Sigier 

Collonges, France 
Brian Moore 

Sagunto. Spain 
David Greene 

Bogenhofen, Gennany 

September 20, 1S96 

Christmas In September 

David Walters Takes Us On The Great Austrian Christmas Tree Hunt 

David Wallers 

I spent last year in Bogenhofen, 
I Austria, as pari of the Adventist 
[ Colleges Abroad program. The year 
IS jam-packed with good memo- 
s and experiences, but hunting for 
I a Christmas tree stands out as one 
I of the best. 

Holly, a student missionary and 

I fellow American, infected us with 

the Christmas spirit around the end 

of November. We decided to search 

I the surrounding woods for our very 

n Christmas trees. After all, what 

would Christmas be without a tree? 

Seven of us, including Becky 

from New Zealand. Holly, Ryan and 

Shawna from California, and Maria 

nd Keely (two of my fellow 

j Southemites), made the trek. 





s: SixACA students hunt for Christmas t 
n fashion. 



I allowed to have trees in our dorm 
Tis, but that didn't stop us. We 
j hit the woods armed with shovels 
and buckets to carry the trees back 

e violated S( 

trian law by stealing their little trees, 
but we promised ourselves we 
would return them when Christmas 

Finding just the right trees 
proved difficult. They had to be the 
right Christmas tree shape, they 

ny dead 

couldn't have too n 
needles, and they had i 

After tripping over blackberry 
vines, clawing through thick brush, 
and climbing over a tall fence, we 
found the perfect trees. We then dug 

them up, trying not to damage the 
roots. The girls found some moss, 
which we used to pack around the 
edge of the buckets so the din 
couldn't be seen. 

We trudged back to the dorm 
with the shovels looped through the 
bucket handles and our trophies in 
tow, looking a bit like the Seven 
Dwarfs with our tools and dirty 

Mother Nature even rewarded 
us with a light snow shower to re- 
mind us that Christmas was fast ap- 
proaching. All the other students at 
school must have thought we were 
a little crazy, but we didn't care. 

Christmas was very different 
that year for all of us. We were thou- 
sands of miles away from home, but 
it was days like that spent with 
friends that made it a lot easier. 

I realize there's more to the 
meaning of Christmas than a simple 
tree, but that day will always be 
special in my memory. 

Hot Getaways and Cool Escapes for Young Adults 

.\. Allan Martin 

Need a vacation to gel away, to 
escape? Want to serve, volunteer to 
liL'lp Others? Interested in both? 

Skiing the powder in Colorado, 
serving in San Francisco soup kitch- 

, soaking up sun in Cancun, or 

isting villagers in Thailand. 
These are just some of the activi- 
ties you can be involved in with 
dream VISION ministries, which 
nurtures young adults in Christian 
lifestyle and leadership. 

Service Station '96- 
San Francisco: 

This trip is especially t 
for young adults 18-35 years old 
and runs from Dec. 26-Jan. 3. 

Volunteers will build houses 
with Habitat for Humanity, serve 
meals in soup kitchens, help with 
beach clean-up and restoration, run 
a Christmas camp for kids whose 
parents work during the holidays, 
and assist people with AIDS. 

"Our goal is to serve Christ by 
serving people in North America 
who are in need," says Celeste 
Ryan, Adventist View editor. "But 
we can't do it alone. We're looking 
for 100 young adults who are will- 
ing to participate and spread a little 
holiday cheer." 

During the 9-day service trip, 
f participants will get a chance to ride 
the cable cars, take a cruise of San 
Francisco Bay, visit Alcatraz. see 

the Golden Gate Bridge and 
Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the fa- 
mous Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory. 
Interested volunteers can call Fred 
Comforth at (208)-459-8522. 

Thailand Service Trip: 

For many in the Third Worid, 
clean fresh water is the deciding 
factor between life and death. 

nations like Thailand, villages are 
in need of help to develop water sys- 
tems to insure health and quality of 
life for their community. 

Volunteers, from Dec. 26-Jan. 
12, will live in the tribal village of 
Doi Paka and assist the villagers in 
building a gravity-fed water system. 

In addition, they will also have 
the opportunity to enjoy Thailand 
on a two-week trip. 
Call Tony Anobile at (8l8)-546- 
8449. Space is limited. 

Christian Cruise '97: 

Cast off with Christian friends 
for six days of Spring Break fun and 
sun while becoming involved in 

In addition to fun in the sun, you 
can attend spiritual growth semi- 
nars. The cruise leaves from Tampa 
Bay, Fla., for Playa del Carmen on 
March 2, 1997, and returns on 
March 7. 

To register call Around the 
EarUi Travel at 800-883-9020 or for 
more information call the Florida 
Conference Youth & Young Adult 
Department at (407)-644-5000. ext. 

Allan Martin is cofounder of dream 
VISION ministries. He is a former 
director of Destiny Drama Com- 

"Nothing else makes 
the earth seem so 
spacious as to have 
friends at a dis- 
tance; they malie 
the latitudes and 

— Henry D. Thoreau 

Snorkel and scuba dive. Visit 
ancient Mayan ruins. Enjoy Chris- 
tian entertainment with singing 
group TRUTH, drama with Paul 
and Nicole Johnson. Christian com- 
edy with Mike Williams, and more. 

Place your 

classified ads in the 

Southern Accent. 

Students: $3.50 
Nonstudents: $5.00 

Septamter 20, 1996 

Confessions Of A Former Pack Rat 

Christina Hogaii 

hat: a refrigerator, a large it, 
crate of food, a gigantic ai 
bean bag. a stereo system, 
a six-foot lamp, a com- 
puter, a printer, a teddy 
bear larger than me. and a 
suitcase I could sleep in. 
(I'm not kidding!) 

The result: we 
ended up black and blue 
from [ripping over every- 
Ihing. I also came down 

claustrophobia that drove 
me very close to the edge. 
But, you argue, all 
those things (except for 
the teddy bear, bean bag, 
and extra-large suitcase) 
are necessary in today's 
hi-tech world. 
True. But what about your 
collection of knickknacks and sou- 
venirs from every place you have 
ever visited? What about those 
clothes taking up space in your 
closet that have never seen the light 
of day? Did you really need to drag 
them with you to college? 

I know firsthand what hap- 
pens when a student tries to cram 
enough luggage to sink an aircraft 
carrier into a room the size of a pill- 
When I came to Southern as 
a freshman I was sure no one had 
packed more stuff than I had. 

Then I met my roonmiale. 

She was like a magician 

who keeps pulling things out of a 

it, or looked at it (probably because 
an inch of dust is covering it) then 
pack it up and take it back home 
soon. Or give it away. Or throw it 

I know it's hard for us pack 
rats to let go of some of our "trea- 
sures." but you'll feel so much bet- 
ter when you can actually see the 
floor and open your closet without 
being hit by an avalanche. 

This year when I packed, I 
brought only half of what I did three 
years ago. I have learned my lesson. 

But if you insist on having 
all the luxuries of life (a computer. 

, etc.) then you'll have 
to leave other space-taking belong- 
ings behind. 

Remember: whatever you 
bring to college you will have to 
pack back up at the end of the year 
and take home again. 

By May. you're going to be 
wishing you had never brought your 
entire collection of Star Trek memo- 

And so will your room- 



spring cleaning in the fall. 
Ifyou haven't used il 

You Wrote It., 


Have you ever wished you had the power to freeze time? 
To mature on your own 

And then come back and face your current problems 
With experience and ease. 

Have you ever wished you could turn back time? 
And undo things 
That you did or said? 

Have you ever wished you could speed up time? 

When they say time heals all wounds 

Time would hurry up 


You'd be 


Crystal Candy 
Sophomore Broadcasting M^jor 

Greenbrier, Tennessee 
First Place Winner in Last Vear*s 

Accent Poetry Contest 

Bare neceesttlcB for life 

at SAU (not including clothes, 
toothpaste, a hairbrush, etc.): 

' sewing kit (you never know 
when those buttons will pop off) 

• umbrella 

• heavy-duty backpack 

• answering machine 

• first-aid kit 

• laundry detergent 

• lots of quarters 

' small refrigerator 

• lots of towels • 

HeOpCul Items to fHrnpUfy 

(Note: all Ihcsc items can be bought ai 
Wal-Mart. Bryan Fowler's favonle 

• Rubbermaid storage cases- 
Sit) each. Great for storing shoes 
and whatever else. Fits right un- 
der the bed. 

• cosmetics case-$5 each. Keeps 
your toothpaste, soap, deodorant, 
brush, and razor all in one place, 
so Uiey don't get lost. 

• CD storage case-$10 & up. 
Keeps your many CD's from 
roaming the room. 

• a handy-dandy little table-If 
you have room, this is great. Eat- 
ing at your desk or on the bed ere- ' 

■ a three-inch notebook binder- 
Keeps all your schoolwork in one 
place. Trust me, the clipboard 
thing doesn't work. 

Septembecr 20, 1596 

"We Don't Want To Be Candy-Coated..." 

[ Jon Mullen 

ars of Clay started in 
I Greenville College, a liberal arts 
I school in Illinois, when Charlie 
I Lowell, a keyboardist, met Dan 
[ Haseltine, a vocalist and lyricist. 

Both students, music majors, 
I lived on the same dorm floor and 
I decided to work on a demo. 

A year later a bass player, Steve 
I Mason moved to Greenville and 
I joined their band. 

Later, Matt Odmark joined as a 
I guitarist. Soon after a performance 
lin Nashville, Essential Record 

■ Company contacted thera, and 

■ Bingo! the band was instantly popu- 
|lar. To date the band has sold well 

er 100,000 albums. 

The band derives their name 

Ifrom Second Corinthians 2:4: "We 

|have this treasure in jars of clay — 

show this all-surpassing power 

s from God and not from us." 

When asked what the group's 

■message is, Lowell says: "We don't 

|want to be candy-coated or just of- 

nswers, but present struggles 

land how we feel God is present 

I through those different struggles." 

If you are interested in altema- 

'e Christian music. Jars cf Clay 

lis your CD. The sounds are about 

While there are a very few 
people who will find the style bor- 
dering on monotonous, the album 
is still one of the most popular in 
the contemporary Christian scene. 

The music of these four twenty- 
something students is highly acous- 
tical with lyrics written to cut 
straight to the heart of a cynical age, 
in which Christianity has forgotten 
how it feels to have faith like a child. 
Jars of Clay: 
Jars of Clay 
Silvertone Records 
1995 Brentwood Music. 

WoW: Amy Grant to Petra 


Jon Mullen 

If you are not familiar witli the 
Christian Contemporary Music 
(CCM) .scene, and don't want to pay 
through the nose for something 
which might end up collecting cob- 
webs; if you want to hear a mix of 
everything from Christian pop, to 
alternative, to just plain-old-inspi- 
rational-stuff, try getting yourself a 
( copy o( WoW 1996. 

There are 30 CCM artists on this 
two CD set. Thirty! You will find 
big names like Amy Grant, Michael 
W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman 
and Twila Paris. 

Other artists include Point of 
Grace, Newsboys. Carmen, Brian 
Duncan, Rich Mullins. Ray Boltz, 
PFR (which is short for Pray For 
Rain— for those CCM ignora- 
muses). D.C. Talk (no, 1 doti 't know 
what D.C. stands for!) 4 Him, Clay 
Crosse, Petra and more. 

There are songs for almost ev- 
ery taste, and at $ 1 9.99 it lakes the 
strain off your — while you are 
sure to find at least a dozen songs 
you like. 
WoW 1996 
WoW 1996 
EMI Christian Music Group 

Critically Acclaimed Songwriter, 
Oscar Brand, Visits Southern 

Duane Gang 

Oscar Brand, a critically i 

claimed s 

: and radio and 




Southern Adventist Ur 
Thursday, Sept, 12, to speak and 
sing on the American campaign 
themes fi-om Washington to Clinton. 
Brand has worked with National 

Public Radio and was the host of Collegedale. 

For assembly Brand performed 
portions from political campaign 
songs. The campaigns ranged from 
the early 1800s to several present- 
day campaigns. 

"I liked his humorous political 
songs about the Clinton's cat," says 
Jason Garey, a freshman from 

"Voices In The Wind," the a 
terviewer for "Morning Edition." 
and co-host of 

the five-hour ^ 

"Sunday Show." 

; interesting 

table, however. 
is the fact that 

the advisory 

"Oscar Brand is fantastic 
in a program full of his- 
tory and humor." 


panel which 

created the hit """ 

children's TV show "Sesame 

Street," and since then he has been 

working closely with children's 


Brand says he based Sesame 
Street's character Oscar the Grouch 
on himself. Brand says the reason 
he is Oscar the Grouch is because 
of his insistence on what would be 
on the show. 

Brand has received numerous 
awards for his work. He was 
awarded the Ohio State, Edison, and 
several Emmy Awards for his work 
in television. More notable, how- 
ever, are the two Peabody awards 
that he has received. 

"This year because of 50 years 
at one station I got the personal 
Peabody for excellence in Broad- 
casting," says Brand. "I shared it 
with Oprah Winfrey and she kissed 


hearing the old political songs of the 

first presidents and how they based 

a lot of their cam- 

^^ paigns on their 

Brand, fol- 
lowing the assem- 
bly, spoke for a 
luncheon that was 
sponsored by the 
Southern Commu- 
'^^^^— ^^ nications Club. 

Journalism professor Stephen 
Ruf says he likes the advice Brand 
gave to the students: "Don't suc- 
cumb to the pressures of the mar- 
ketplace, keep your standards." 

"He was very inspiring at the 
luncheon meeting. He showed how 
any communications student can 
take advantage of opportunities that 
fly out of the sky and grab them," 
says Dr. Pam Harris, chair of the 
journalism and communication de- 

At the assembly he only ap- 
peared to students as a singer and a 
researcher, says Harris, but he is 
much more. He didn't start singing 
until he was age 40, and that just 
goes to show that one can do any- 
thing if you put your mind to it. 

Organ and Symphony to Play Together 

Melissa Sf. Hiltaire 

On October 5 at 3:30 on a Sat- 
urday afternoon, Collegedale wil 
have a rare opportunity to hear die 
. symphony and organ play together. 

There are about 90 members in 
die symphony this year and this is 
their first time playing together. 

Judy Glass, professor of organ 
at Southern, plays for the 
Collegedale Church and the First 
Presbyterian Church of Chatta- 
nooga. She has given many con- 
certs across the United States and 

Orlo Gilbert, the SAU sym- 
phony conductor, has been at South- 
ern for 30 years. Besides conduct- 
ing the symphony, he teaches 
violon, string bass, and string 
empahsis classes. He likes to re- 
store antique cars and go on motor- 

cycling trips with his wife. The con- 
cert will be featuring Brahms, who 
is one of Gilbert's favorite compos- 
ers. He says the concert will be "an 
afternoon of musical excitement: 
fast, loud, happy, and sad." 

The concert will be held in the 
Collegedale Church, and all are 
welcome to attend. 

"Man, if gotta ask, 
you'll never know.' 




September 20, 1596 

There is something we must 
confess. It's not going to be easy, 
but nonetheless, you deserve to 

We're male. 

You know. Talge Hall, test- 
osterone, and touchdowns. That's 
us, totally masculine. We don't 
apologize, this is WHO WE ARE. 

Now that this has been estab- 
lished, it is our duty as males to 
inform all fellow Homo Sapienus 
Masculenus that there are times 
men appear less masculine. 

We know what you're think- 
ing: "It's not possible that I could 
EVER look less male." Well, my 
brodiers. you're WRONG! 

There are certain activities 
that will compromise our state of 
total masculinity. In our eight 
combined years as collegiates, 
we've observed (not experienced, 
of course) many acts that strip a 
man of his brawny air. And for 
your benefit, we've compiled a 
list of the three we feel are most 

1. Drinking from a straw. 

2. Walking up the steps tirom 

Thatcher to the cafeteria. 

3. Shopping with your par- 

Yes, it may seem that these are 
harmless activities, but believe us, 
they strike at the very foundation 
of whatinakes us male. 

And for those robust young 
stallions who doubt our expertise, 
we challenge any of you to per- 
form these simple acts in your 




usual manly way. We're quite cer- 
tain, however, that you will fail. 

Those of you who agree with 
us will be tested with difficult 
situations such as these: 

Pop quiz — You're sitting in 
the C.K. across from Ms. Right. 
She's sipping a Spritzer through 
a straw. Casually, she offers you 
a drink. What do you do? WHAT 

Pop quiz— It's Sabbath. 
You've left Collegedale Church 
early to avoid the long lines at the 
cafe. As you approach Rachel's 
Ladder (stairs from Thatcher to 
cafe), you notice the girl of your 
dreams standing at the top of the 
steps. As the sunlight plays widi 
her hair she beckons you "eat 
lunch with me you studly model 
of manliness." What do you do? 

Pop quiz — Your parents 
are in town. Because you're 
broke, your mother insists on tak- 
ing you to Hamilton Place to up- 
date your wardrobe. After spend- 
ing an hour in your favorite store 
trying on clothes for mom, you 
realize the cashier is the quintes- 
sential essence of femininity. 
What do you do? WHAT DO 

It would be easy for strapping 
young males such as ourselves to 
answer these questions, bringing 
you up to "speed" on the latest 
techniques for insuring masculin- 
ity, but some things you just have 
to learn for yourself. 

An If uana called "pish" 


What's in a 

Who cares? 
I certainly don't. 
Weil OK, maybe 

I was a little 

s^F*ntw* is" ticked when I 
Mitib,.«. looked for my 

distinctly odd picture in this 
year's Joker, and found it un- 
der Ashley Fowler, instead of 
my real name Bryan. Really! 
Go look! 

Also, did you notice that I 
seemed shorter than most of the 
others on the page? Oh well. 

Are names really that im- 
portant? I guess they are, be- 
cause we have so many of them. 

I was just on the internet 
and Shelly Michelle Spencer 
wanted to talk to me. But I 
didn't know who it was because 
it said, Michelle Spencer. So 
that was confusing. 

You run into names every- 
where. In your car, under the 
hood, in class, in the Oasis at 
the mail, in Atlanta on 
MARTA, at the VM, at the OK, 
up at KRs, everywhere! There 
is no escaping them! 

Why must we name every- 
thing? There is no reason. Why 
must I name everything? 

I have an Iguana at home, 
his name is Fish, I had a 
Cadillac and named her 
Marsha, (she was white) I now 
have a Cavalier, her name is 
Tomorrow (see Joker) I had a 
computer and her name was 
Kari. What's the deal? If I'm 
not careful my wallet will soon 
be named Bill, my underwear 
will all be related to one an- 
other, and I won't be able to 
function without Willie the de- 
odorant. And I'm sure when I 
have kids I'll probably want to 
name them too. 

KR's Place just came out 
with the, Muffaletta, or some- 
thing like that. I couldn't resist 
the urge to hike up the moun- 
tain to the Stanford and 
Mai-tha Ulmer Student Center 
and give ol' Muffy a taste. 

It was very good, juicy, and 
drippy. I would like to see a poll 
revealing; How many napkins 
are used during the consump- 
tion of a Muffaletta . It would 
be interesting. 

Southern Adventist Univer- 
sity, now there is a name. And 

1 don't see why everybody has 
gotten so huffy and puffy about 
it. I put together a little top ten 
list of my own. 

Top 10 effects of the 
name change 
10 People are rushing to the 
Campus Shop in anticipation 
of the "old stuff' going on sale. 
9 Parents are filling the few 
phone lines we have asking, 
"now, who do I make the check 
out to?" 

8 Road crews begin making 
SAU signs to replace the oth- 

7 Callers continue hanging up 
because. "Bertha, whawas dat 
numer to Suhdern Coledge 

6 People are asking if the 1- 

800 number will change. 

5 Thg Publications Dept. gets 

ft-ee advertising in the form of 


shrunk T-shirts. 

4 The Post Office has to get a 

larger box for our mail, (so the 

name will fit) 

3 Paper airplane paper is 

available now with Southern 

College on everysheet. 

2 Ken Wright Jr. is asking for 
his money back. (they didn't 
choose his name. 

1 Now what will Collegedale do? 

Raise Rbomie's Eyebrows 

1. Sit up. Say "time to make the doughnuts." Leave. Do this often. 

2. Every five minutes get up, open the door, peek out, close the door, 
and look relieved. 

3. Name your socks. 

4. Express an extreme fear of sunlight. Move away from and flinch at 
any areas of the room that are sunny. 

5. Pick up the phone every five minutes and say "Hello." Look con 
fused and hang up. 

6. Answer the alarm clock when the phone rings and vice-versa. 

7. Try to make meals using your roommate's electric blanket. 

8. Hang your posters upside down. 

9. Unwrap a candy bar. Throw the chocolate away. Eat the wrapper. 

10. When listening to the radio, sing along with different lyrics and a 
different tune. 

1 1 . Address your roommate by a different name each time you talk to 
her/him. ^^_ 

12. Speak in limericks. 

1 3. Announce "nature is calling." Run for the phone. Answer it. 

14. Seal an envelope. Write a letter. Complain loudly that you cannot 
gel it into the envelope. Discard and repeat. 

15. Aerate your underwear drawer. Claim "they" are not getting 
enough oxygen. 

16. Constantly drink from an empty glass. 

17. Respond to your roommate's questions with unrelated answers. 

18. Every time you handle something of your roommate's, use a tissue 

19. While unlocking your door with the key, complain that the engine 

20. Name your animal crackers. Mourn them after you eat them. 

21. Put black tape over the eyes of the people in your r 
tures. Complain diat they were staring at you. 

22. Leave for class through the window. 

What do you think of the school's new name? 

Who's your favorite character on Friends? I 

"I like the new name.. .by the way. who i: 

Kenneth Wright?" 

— Jason BUmchard. senior public relalic 


•Plioebe, because she is blonde like me." 

— Darla Loiilerbach. sophomore broadcasting 

"I didn't like it at first, but ri 
leam to accept it." 
— Melanie Miller, sophomore 
elementary education 

"It's great! It's going to help my 
resume, because my 1.7 GPA is in 
going to help." 
—Scon Pena. senior marketing 

"Chandler, because he 
sarcastic, and I like it.' 
— Ruben Gandia, 

"Ross, because he looks hke his 


—Christina Masses-Valera. sopho 

more nursing 

"] like the fact it is a university. 
—Michael Sposalo. freshman 


"Marcel the Monkey. He reminds r 

good friend Jeff Lemon." 

— Dennis Lee, sophomore business, 

photos by Eddie Nino 

Community Calendar 

Arts & Exhibit 

Bullous People Have Pushed: Po- 
litical MemorabiUa~\\wv\\.Q\ Mu- 
seum, Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m. 
Ann Nichols: New Paintings- 
Hunter Museum, Sept. 21-Oct. 20 
Bug 's Eye V/ew-Creative Discovery 
Museum, Oct. 1-Jan. 12 
Echoes and Images of Tennessee 's 
Past. photography^UlC, Cress Art 
Gallery, Oct. 3-Oct. 31 

We want to hear 

from you! 

Send your ideas to 



Chattanooga Symphony Wood- 
wind and String Ensemhles-M'tUer 
Plaza. Sept. 24, 11:45 a.m. 
Greg Bean, guilar-GriU at Eagle 
Point. Eagle Bluff Golf Course, 
Hwy. 58. Thursday 7 -9:30 p.m. 
Thomas Labe, piano-VTC. 
Roland Hayes Concert Hall, Sept. 
20. 8 p.m. 

Neat Ramsay Duo, saxophone & 
;j(a;jo-Ackerman Auditorium, 
Sept. 24, 8 p.m. 

Cliattanooga Symphony, guest art- 
ists: Vadim Ghizman. violin, and 
Angela Yoffe, pia/jo-Tivoli, 8 p.m. 
Chamber Music Concen-UrC. 
Roland Hayes Concert Hall, Oct. 3, 
Bill Gaither & Friends-Tivoti. 7 



Angels and Insects, Ace Interna- 
tional Film Series-UTC, Sept. 26- 
28, 7:30 p.m.. Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. 
Shanghai Triad, Ace International 
Film Series-VTC, Sept. 20. 21. 
7:30 p.m.. Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. 


By Lew Rubin 


■=■ 1! 

— <K^>^ 





5/!0>v6oa(-Chattanooga Theatrei 
Centre. Sept. 20. 21, 26, 27, 28 &| 
Oct. 3, 8 p.m., Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.n 
Auditions for Moby Dfc<:-Chatta-| 
nooga State, C.C. Bond Auditi 
rium, Sept. 22,23,7:30 p.m. 
Drama C/o^.ves-Chattanooga The-| 
atre Centre, thru Nov. 7 
The River City Comedy Explosi 
Memorial Auditorium, Sept, 2 

Walt Disney's World on /cc-Uiq 
Arena, Sept. 25-28, 7 p.m., Sept. : 
at 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. 

«^ octocer 4, 1995 

The Official Student Newspaper of Southern Advenlist University ^^Vdiane 52 


What's Inside.., 

Campus News 

Creek Clean Up, p. 2 
Asbestos in Hackman, p. 2 
Cafe Overcharges, p. 3 
Apison Pike, p, 3 
WSMC Rookie, p. 4 
Date Rape Drug, p. 5 


Jon Walker Remembered, p 6 


There [s A Path. p. 8 
Space Cut. p. 9 

Campaign '96 

PoLmcAL Updates, p. 10 



SpmiTUAL Life 

Fending The Light, p. 1 4 


Dead Man Walking, p. 1 6 


E.O. Grundset. P.17 
You Wrote It." p. 17 


Clubbings, p. 19 
Top Ten. p. 19 

The Back Page 

Community Calendar 


by Rob Hopwood 

The Collegedale Police and 
City Commission will soon hire 
Chanta, a two-year-old German 
Shepherd patrol dog trained in nar- 
colics detection. 

Her job is to stop anyone who 
attempts to transport drugs into 

"We are trying to enact an ac- 
tive drug enforcement program 
here," says Collegedale Public 
Safety Director Bill Rawson. In or- 
der to stop drugs coming into the 
city, the police must stop them in 
transit. It is almost impossible to 
do this without a dog. 

The police department will use 
Chanta to search any residences or 
vehicles suspected to have drugs 
in them, says Rawson. 

"We are not talking about in- 
vading people's privacy," says 
Rawson. "That's going to be very 
highly monitored." 

Chanta will also be present at 
roadblocks police set up several 
times a year to check for safety 
equipment on cars. 

"Anybody coming in or out of 
Collegedale at any given time 
could be subject to a safety check," 
says Rawson. 

"We are not going to be search- 
ing anybody's vehicle at that point, 
but if the dog is there and happens 
to alert us to a vehicle, that would 
give us the probable cause we need 
to do a search." 

Neither Collegedale nor 
Collegedale schools have a major 
drug problem, but any problem is 
too much, Rawson says. 

To insure drugs never become 
a problem in Collegedale schools, 
police will use Chanta regularly to 
search the outside of student lock- 
ers, Rawson says. 

But Chanta will not be brought 
to Southern. Southern currently 
requires a search warrant before a 
police officer can search school 
property for drugs, says Bill 
Wohlers, vice-president for student 

"We are not going to bring the 
dog through the dorm rooms of the 
college," says Rawson. "That's pri- 
vate property." 

Ooitewah Middle School Prin- 
cipal Larry Miller says that he has 

Man's best friend: Barry 

}iois, tackle Chattanooga's dnig seer, 

have a dog as a partner is that "they 

}d partner Benny, a Belgian Mali- 
Vradenburgb says the best reason to 

heard the rumors about Collegedale 
getting a dog, but hasn't been con- 
tacted by police. Even though he 
does not feel the school has a drug 
problem, he says he will cooperate 
with the police. 

Miller adds he does not know 
of any students that have been dis- 
ciplined for drug use in his first year 
as principal. 

Vice-Principal of Collegedale 
Academy Verie Thompson also says 
his school has not been contacted 
by police, but they will cooperate 

In the past five years, 
Collegedale Academy has had nar- 
cotic dogs from the county conduct 

two searches, according to Thomp- 
son. Both times they found nothing. 
While no students have been disci- 
plined this year for illicit drug use, 
Thompson says some have been in 
the past. 

Chanta will join the Collegedale 
Police force during the first week 
of November, says Collegedale Pa- 
trolman Mike Cox. Chanta is cur- 
rently in training for narcotics de- 
tection at Makor K-9 Training, a 
southern California kennel. 

Cox, who worked three years in 
the military as a patrol narcotics dog 
handler, will be Chanta's handler. 

After anivin; 

See Cover Story, p. 2 

Southern Accent 

P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TN 37315- 



Dozens Clean Up Wolftever Creek 

by Darla Laulerbach 

By 9 a.m. last Sunday dozens 
of eager students, teachers and 
Collegedale community members 
gathered at Imagination Station, the 
playground by Collegedale City 
Hall. • 

Dressed in sweatshirts, flannels, 
jeans and old shoes, these do- 
gooders were all set to save 
Wolftever Creek from pollution and 
litter during the annual Tennessee 
River Rescue. 

Sixty to 80 volunteers from 
Apison SDA Elementary, A.W. 
Spalding Elementary, Collegedale 
Academy and Southern Adventist 
University participated in the 

Anne Lyon of Tennessee Valley 
Authority (TVA) took this program 
under her wing and worked with 
Collegedale City Manager Bill 
Magoon and Spalding Elementary 
to make it possible. 

"This is the first time Wolftever 
has been involved in the river res- 
cue program," says Magoon. 

McKee Baking Company and 
the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church donated money to 
the cause and gave free T-shirts to 
the participants. 

"If it weren't for McKee and the 
church we wouldn't have had the 
funds to accomplish this," says 

Spalding took a leading role in 
this project because they observed 
the River Action Team run water pu- 

rity tests on Wolftever earlier this 
year. The River Action Team 
checks various rivers in Tennessee 
annually for water pollution. 

"The creek was at its worst in 
the late 60's. Now, the fish are suf- 
fering from a fungus disease called 
Blackspot. The disease is caused 
by stress from the water pollution," 
says Gerald Linderman, seventh 
and eighth grade science teacher at 

"This is our business." says 
Spalding eighth grader Bernard 

Parents of the students think it 
is a great way to teach their kids 
conservation and environmental 

"If my grandkids have paper, 
they find my purse to put it into," 
says Emma Hall, grandmother of 
Spalding third-grader Casey Walter. 

"It is a thrill to be able to clean 
a little part of the earth. Those who 
didn't come missed out," says 
Southern student Jenni Park, an of- 
ficer of Students for Environmen- 
tal Awareness, 

"We are here to clean. We will 
leave the turtles and snakes, and 
pick up everything else," says Dr. 
Joyce Azevedo of the biology de- 

"This should really open the 
eyes of the community. They need 
to get out and see it, and they can't 
see it if they can't walk it," says Jean 
Lomino, seventh and eighth grade 

Clean up time: 

nior biology ma/or, participate in Sunday 

Charlie Ekliind, s 
Wolftever Creek clean up. 

English teacher at Spalding. 

"I want to clean up the trash be- 
cause the river is yucky," says 
Spalding second-grader Kyle 

"I'm here to help them work be- 
cause I like helping and because I 
want the fish to live and because I 
want to swim in the water," says six- 
year-old Adrian Johnson. 

Collegedale has high hopes of 
improving the creek even more. 

"We are planning a greenway 
along the creek with a paved walk 
that is handicap accessible and a 
better picnic area," says Lyon. 

"We want the greenway to be a 
place for walking, bicycling and 

Linderman.'The job will nev< 

"I'm here to get the w 
cleaned up so I can canoe it," says | 
David Ekkens of the biology depart- \ 

"I think it would be great I 
have a place like that here i 
Collegedale. We wouldn't have lo I 
take our dates to the walking bridge 
downtown anymore. It would be a 
great place for a romantic stroll at I 
night," says Sophomore Albert | 

Collegedale definitely has i 
work cut out. Now, the city will coi 
centrate on saving the fish and other I 
wildife in the creek. 

Asbestos May Cause Hackman, Daniells Halls To Be Razed 

by Liane Gray 

No matter what Southern de- 
cides to do with Hackman and 
Daniells Halls, the asbestos must be 
removed, says die administration. 
The President's Cabinet met on 
September 23 to discuss the fate of 
these buildings, but no decision was 

Vice-President for Finance Dale 
Bidwell is not sure how much as- 
bestos is in 45-year-oId Hackman 
Hall, but the tile, steam pipes and 

possibly the ceiling contain this 
deadly material. Bidwell stresses 
that there is no danger to the stu- 
dents or the faculty using the build- 
ing now. The asbestos has been con- 
tained, and is not dangerous. 

According to Bidwell and 
Alumni Director Jim Ashlock, the 
electricity, plumbing and heating 
are no longer up to code standards, 
making repairs a necessity. Hack- 
man is not handicap accessible, ei- 

ther. It needs wider doors, larger 
bathrooms and an elevator, accord- 
ing to Bidwell. To make these re- 
pairs would disturb the asbestos, 
creating a health hazard. 

"It is cheaper to build a new sci- 
ence building, says Bidwell. It 
would cost as much or more to reno- 
vate the old buildings." 

Based on the amount of money 
spent to remove the asbestos from 
Talge Hall, Ashlock estimates the 

cost of doing the same to Hackman 
at $500,000. Ashlock says trained 
people dressed in what look like 
space-age suits will seal off the 
building with a large plastic bag 
before removing the asbestos. 
Bidwell says that "sniffers," ma- 
chines that detect die amount of fi- 
bers in the air, will monitor the job. 
Development Vice-President 
Jack McClarty says that tearing 

See Asbestos, p- ^ 

Cover Storfy from p. I 

Chanta will go through more train- 
ing and she will be certified by 
Walden Police Sergeant James 
Culpepper, said Cox who will train 
with her on weekends. 

Cox says he and Chanta must 
become confident and comfortable 
with each other. He says she will 
be ready for the street no later than 
January 1 . 

Rawson says the city is getting 
the dog for a wholesale price of 
$5,000. Her list price is $9,200. Be- 

cause of training costs and other 
equipment, Rawson is not sure what 
the final cost will be. 

Jimmy Carden. narcotics detec- 
tive for Hamilton County, says a 
police dog is well worth the invest- 
ment. He says one hit can pay for 
the dog. 

His dog, Rosco, recently found 
20 pounds of marijuana in a pack- 
age at the Shallowford Road post 

Chattanooga Police sergeant 
Lynn Bible agrees with Carden. His 

dog, Daisy, has found several hun- 
dred thousand dollars in cash and 
well over $1 million in marijuana. 

Not only is a dog worth the in- 
vestment, but police feel safer with 
a dog during a search. 

"A dog with police officers dur- 
ing a search makes people automati- 
cally assume it's a bite dog," says 
Carden. "I feel safer when Rosco is 
with me." 

Rawson says a patrol dog is 
only part of the police department's 
program to stop drug use. They 

would like to form a coalition with I 
Southern and Collegedale students I 
to see if current police programs I 
such as DARE (Drug Awareness | 
Education) are working and ti 
what else can be done to make a dif- : 
ference in Collegedale. 

"We are not trying to make life 
tough on people," says Rawson. 
"These kids diat go to school de- 
serve a life and a school atmosphere 
without being subjected to the pres- 
sure of somebody wanting to take 

■ October i, 1996 

Campus Food Services Overcharge Students 

^by Geqffery Greenway 

Campus food service facilities 
loccasionally overcharge, say some 
I Southern students. 

Although a price-per-item is 
■sted, the checkout price is some- 
nes different. 

Freshman Loran Haugsted asks 

r a receipt now when he goes 

Ithrough the food lines, after notic- 

ling overcharges on his receipts. 

At first the overcharge was only 

e cent. A dinner roll would be 

Imarked on the price board as $ .22. 

iHaugsted would be charged $ .23. 

But it got worse. One time, he 

IS charged $ 1 . 1 5 for a $ .99 item. 

"The signs around here are so 

I misleading," he says. "If I asked the 

Icheckout person about the over- 

Icharge, they would tell me that the 

person who put up the price list had 
forgotten the new prices, so the 
price list was wrong." 

Students are also charged differ- 
ent prices for the same meal some- 
One student recently asked for 
a baked potato, butter, cheese sauce, 
and sour cream. He was charged 
$1 .80 for the "Potato Bar," plus $.80 
for an "extra topping." 

"It's the sour cream," the clerk 
explained. She did, however, finally 
lower the price of the sour cream to 
the normal $ .25. The potato and 
toppings cost the student $2.05. 

Haugsted had a better experi- 
ence. He asked for a baked potato, 
butter, cheese sauce, sour cream, 
and a mushroom/onion topping on 

the side. He was charged $1.80. 

At the Campus Kitchen, stu- 
dents say they are not as often over- 
charged as in the cafeteria. 

A few students, however, have 
complained about a misleading sign 
on the CK menu which reads, 
"regular shake, large, $1.20." Stu- 
dents are unable to get an item on 
their receipt called a "regular 
shake." Instead, the printout reads, 
"vanilla ice cream." If a student 
wants something other than vanilla, 
such as chocolate, it is no longer a 
"regular shake," and they are 
charged $ 1 .69 instead of $ 1 .20. 

The ice cream machine dis- 
penses vanilla from each side, and 
the other flavors must be added 
separately which makes the price go 

up, says Dian Bergquist, CK man- 

When asked why the sign could 
not be changed to make it clearer, 
she said it would cost the CK $10 
to do so, and she doesn't consider it 
cost effective, 

"People that are confused about 
what we offer and about die differ- 
ent prices should read the [printed] 
menu," says Bergquist. 

"We serve about 700 c 
a day. This is very tiring and t 
ing, but we stress that the c 
comes first. If there is a problem, it 
is our priority to troubleshoot and 
make it all right." 

Apison Pike Construction Finally Draws To A Close 

/>y Diicwe Gang 

After more than a year of 
cracked pavement, deloured traf- 
fic and disgruntled motorists, the 
Apison Pike construction may be 
completed as soon as October 9, 
says Collegedale City Manager 
Bill Magoon. 

State officials, however, give 
■d more liberal time frame for fin- 
ishing the bridge. 

"It will be within the next two 
or three weeks," says Roy Will- 
iams of the Tennessee Department 
of Transportation. 

The construction to replace 
tJie bridge and a box culvert which 
began almost a year and a half 
ago. A State contractor was allot- 
ted 1 20 working days to complete 
the project. 

Every day that the contractor 
goes over the allotted time, he has 

(o pay a liquidated damage fee. This 
fee amounts to approximately $1 50 
a day, says Williams. 

When asked about the growing 
complaints on how long it is taking 
10 complete the project. Magoon 
says it is the contractor's fault. 

"It's a shame it's taken this long. 
but it's their own fault." he says. 
"They piddled away their first few 
weeks, and didn't get started on 

The project is costing tax pay- 
ers $386,884, says Williams. The 
project, however, is within budget. 

"The slate highway department 
is replacing the 22 foot wide bridge 
with a new 98 foot wide bridge,'" 
says Magoon. "It is planned to ac- 
commodate a five-lane street." 

"They are also adding capacity 
for flood management by putting in 

Overdue: Motorists pass through tbeApisou Pike coustmction i 
draws to a close after more than a year. 

larger tubes for the water to go through. 

It will also accommodate more traffic as it grows." 

M Asbestos, from p. 2 

|down Hackman would cost 
appproximately $200,000. 

Tearing down the building with- 
out first removing the asbestos is not 
an option. The asbestos would con- 
taminate the possibly reusable roof 
and bricks. 

Daniells Hall has similar prob- 
lems. No handicap access or bath- 
rooms exist upstairs. Older than 
Hackman, Daniells functioned as 
'the library before McKce was built. 
Bidwell expects the alumni to hesi- 

"Who knows what 
Daniells Hall holds for 
people," he says. 

1 has 

made. Bidwell and Ashlock hesitate 
to talk about die options. The build- 
ings may be used as extra offices 
and classrooms. If they are torn 
down, a student park may fill the 
extra space. 

Student tuition pays for the 
maintenance of these buildings, 
McClarty says. 

Hickman Science Center will 
add another 62,000 square feet' of 
space, and headng, cooling and gen- 
eral maintenance will cost at least 
$100,000 a year. In order not to 
charge students mofe than neces- 
sary, McClarty says the buildings 
will probably be closed off until a 
final decision has been made. 

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WSMC's Diana Fish Named Rookie Of The Year 

by Merrilyn Carey 

Diana Fish, development direc- 
tor at WSMC, was named "Rookie 
of the Year" this summer by the 
Chattanooga Chamber of Com- 
merce for her efforts in its annual 
fundraising campaign. This was 
WSMC's first year as a member of 
the Chamber. 

The Rookie of the Year award 
was initiated just for Fish. Lee 
Murray, executive vice-president of 
the Chamber, wanted to reward 
Fish's enthusiasm. 

WSMC was the only small busi- 
ness, the only media organization, 
and the only one-person team in- 
volved in the Chamber's 
fundraising drive. In spite of all this. 
Fish achieved 400 percent of her 
original goal. 

The goal of the Chamber's 
fundraising campaign is to recruit 
new members, raise funds, and get 
.sponsorships for business education 
and other events the Chamber spon- 

WSMC and Fish finished sev- 
enth overall out of 20 teams, such 
as TVA (Tennessee Valley Author- 
ity), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and 
Erlanger Medical Center. She fin- 
ished ahead of First Tennessee 
Bank, Nations Bank and McKee 
Foods Corporation. 

WSMC general manager 
Gerald Peel says he's proud of 
Fish's efforts. 

"She represents the station 
well," he says. "It's just one ex- 
ample of the community involve- 

ment people will see from WSMC." 

Because of the award. Fish will 
be going on a cruise to the Cayman 
Islands this winter. The cruise was 
not a motivating factor for her hard 
work, she says. 

"I did not have my eye on the 
Cayman Islands," she says. 

She also won a trip to a Florida 
resort for her and her family. 

WSMC became involved in die 
Chamber for two n 
The first is to witr 

"I feel that as 
should be involved in the commu- 
nity," she says. 

The second reason: the Cham- 
ber can be used as a public relations 
tool. Most of the local businesses 
and corporations are involved in it, 

says Fish. 

I Adventist, I 

says Fish. According to the 
Chamber's promotional brochure, it I 
is an organization for business pro- [ 
motion and publicity and network- 

A highbrow is a 
person educated 
beyond his intelli- 

Yale's Dining Halls Feature Meal Worms And Rice 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Worm 
cocktails as appetizers and fried fly 
filet for the main course, all lopped 
off by delectable maggot ala mode. 

Welcome to Yale's Dining 

Some students in Saybrook and 
Pierson Colleges say they recently 
sat down to plates of maggot-in- 
fested rice and salads dressed with 
live worms — not to mention lettuce 
sauteed with a dead fly for extra fla- 
vor. Two weeks ago in Saybrook, 
two students found and reported 
meal worms in their rice, while one 
student found a dead fly on her fork. 

In Pierson a student discovered 
a live worm wriggling around on 
her salad. 

"I looked down, and there 
was a maggot chilling on 
my fork." 

—Yale U. student 

Zack Kaufman, '00, first dis- 
covered the Saybrook meal worms 
while eating rice in his college din- 
ing hall. 

"Actually, I was eating some 
rice and 1 looked down and I was 
about to put a maggot — there was a 
maggot chilling on my fork — and 1 
was about ot put it in my mouth." 
Kaufman says. 

After discovering the vermin, he 
immediately approached the chef, 
but received little response, he says. 

"He just sori of brushed it off. 
He jusi had me put it down and 
didn't do anything about it," 
Kaufman adds. "And they contin- 


Saybrook Dining Hall manager 
Todd Enders, '97, says workers im- 
mediately replaced the rice tray. 

YUDH director Alan Kenney 
could not be reached for comment, 
and YUDH assistant director for 
operations Eric Uscinski denies the 
incident look place al all. 

But Kaufrnan was not the only 
one who made a bug discovery. 

Emma Belz, '99, made a simi- 

lar finding on her plate just niinule.s 
later. Betz took her rice and mag- 
got and showed it to Saybrook Din- 
ing Hall servers. 

Although the workers then | 
stopped serving the infested rice and i 
discarded all of the rice in storage, 
many Saybrugians say the dining I 
hall did not react quickly enou 

"I was really shocked by the I 
overallmoodof indifference by the I 
dining halt attendants and the cook- 
-they just didn't seem to care," says 
Kaufman. "It just seemed like diey I 
were just there to serve, just to dish I 
out the food, really kind of noncha- 
lant, really kind of indifferent as lo 
whether we had a concern." 

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October 4, 1S96 

'Date Rape Drug' Threatens Penn State Students 

University News Wire 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — In the 
wake of recent incidents at Penn- 
sylvania State University, Univer- 
sity of Michigan Department of 
Public Safely officials are recom- 
mending that students exercise cau- 

I tion in social situations, due to the 
illegal drug Rohypnol. 

Penn State officials reported 

I that more than ten students at the 

I Happy Valley campus are suspected 
be victims of the powerful "date- 

I rape drug" that causes blackouts and 

According to Jason Ail, editor 
I of The Daily Collegian. Penn 
State's student newspaper, the uni- 
versity was aware of the drug's use 
in conjunction with two sexual as- 
saults during the spring semester 
I and one occuring at the beginning 
I of this fall semester. Alt says the 
school waited to release the infor- 
tion until three weeks ago. 
Alt says that Penn State re- 
leased a written statement Septem- 
ber 10 saying it is taking a "pro-ac- 
tive" approach to the problem. 
"I thought it was interesting 
I that they decided to be pro-active 
when we were the first ones to make 
the information public," Alt says. 

Penn State did not release the 
information that an additional ten 
cases of the drug's use were sus- 

pected within the first three weeks 
of school until contacted by The 
Daily Collegian on September 10. 

Penn State News Bureau Man- 
ager Christy Rambeau says Penn 
State faculty had waited to release 
the information about the suspected 
links of Rohypnol to the two sexual 
assaults until more students came 
to campus for fall semester. 

"After getting people up to 
speed this summer and this fall, we 
are just now at the point where we 
can make the information more 
public," Rambeau says. 

Commonly referred to as 
"roofies," Rohypnol is a potent tran- 
quilizer that is similar to Valium but 
significantly stronger. Rohypnol is 
difficult to detect because it is col- 
orless, odorless, and tasteless and 
often causes amnesia in its victims. 

According to Joyce Wright, 
education coordinator for the 
Sexual Assault Prevention and 
Awareness Center, the drug is com- 
monly slipped into drinks and can 
produce sedative effects leading to 
blackout within 20 to 30 minutes of 

Officials suspect that the drug 
found its way to the United States 
from Mexico and Europe, where it 
is used to cure insomnia and as a 
pre-operative anesthetic. When 

"The drug is commonly 
slipped into drinks ... lead- 
ing to blackout within 20 to 
30 minutes of ingestion." 

taken with alcohol or marijuana, the 
drug's effects are intensified and 
can lead to death. 

Of the estimated ten Penn State 
students who may have been 
slipped the drug, it was confirmed 
that three were men. The Daily Col- 
legian reported. It is not known 
whether any of these ten were sexu- 
ally assaulted. 

Rambeau says Penn State of- 
ficials first saw the drug last year 
after spring break and suspect that 
it may have traveled to Pennsylva- 
nia from Florida. 

"We're surprised that it has 
come here to our quiet town," says 
Rambeau. "I'm sure that a much 
more urban campus like the Univer- 
sity of Michigan would have seen 
it by now." 

DPS spokesperson Elizabeth 
Hall says there have been no reports 
of Rohypnol use at the University. 

"We've been very fortunate 
here at U-M, and have no reported 

cases of the drug's use," Hall says. 
"However, we do feel it is impor- 
tant dial people know it's out there." 
Wright says that SAPAC has 
incorporated information about 
Rohypnol into its education curricu- 

"I don't want to say that it's not 
here, but it's just that we haven't 
seen any of it with our sexual as- 
sault survivors," Wright says. "If it's 
here, we typically would be the fu^t 
to know about it." 

Engineering Junior Don 
Gualdoni says he first heard aboui 
Rohypnol last winter in media 

"Because I'm male, I was 
too concerned about it," Gualdoni 
says. "I think it is extremely impor- 
tant that the University gets the 
formation out about this. It could be 
a huge detriment to the campus if 
shows up." 

DPS Capt. James Smiley says 
in a statement that students can 
avoid the drug by making sure they 
open their own drinks. 

'The most important thing you 
can do to protect yourself is to main- 
tain control over what you 're drink- 
ing." Smiley says. "Never allow 
someone to hand you an open bev- 

No Legislation, Privacy For Internet Users 


V News Wire 

MADISON, Wis. - Most 

I Internet users revel in the tremen- 

I dous store of information available 

1 them through a few swipes and 

I clicks of the mouse. 

The number and variety of des- 
I tinations on this electronic 'super- 
highway' are truly mind-boggling. 
However, as anyone who travels 
knows, roadways to points of inter- 
t are rarely oae-way. 

When Internet users post to an 

mail list or a newsgroup, they set 

[ up shop on one of the many avenues 

of the information network, and 

I therefore, subject themselves to the 

Rick Gates (no relation to Big 
Bill) realized the troves of personal 
data that linger in cyberspace, and 
to prove it he sponsored a worid- 
wide "Internet hunt," a contest to 
see how much information your 
everyday Internet user could obtain 
about an individual given only his 

"What you have to say on the work privacy, you may want to be, I 

1 the 


electronic tourists. As use, 
complexitiy and array of the 
Internet increase, the safety and pri- 
I vacy of users become tenuous at 
I best. 

"You don't realize how much 
I information about you is floating 
I around out there in cyberspace," 
feays Brian Deith, infomiation pro- 
; consultant for UW- 
iMadison's department of journal- 
mass communication. 

"Internet hunt" homepage with just 
a few simple rules for electronic 

Armed with just an Internet- 
linked personal computer and ar 
cess of leisure time, hunters 
earthed pages of personal informa- 
tion about their target: the CIA's Dr. 
Ross Stapleton. 

They found Staplelon's ci 
address and phone number, 
girlfriend's name and address, 
parent's name and address, current 
job duties, employment history, 
educational background, e-mail ac- 
count activity, organizational mem- 
berships, newsgroup discussion 
content, speaking engagements, and 
the list goes on. 

Internet in some limited discussion 
of an obtuse topic may be around 
for a long time," says Gates. 

"Everydiing you send out on 
the Net can potentially be 

Due to the rapid growth of 
Internet technology, federal legis- 
lation has lagged in response to the 
particulars of network privacy is- 

"Congress is usually five to ten 
years behind certain technologies." 
says Deith. "There is still no legis- 
lation about e-mail privacy. It is not 
guaranteed to be private like postal 

Network system managers 
across the country can access all 
e-mail and newsgroup content that 
goes through their 'hub' of the 
Internet, if they so desire. The only 
thing preventing such peeping 
would be the conscience of the 
manager, or a particular respect for 
their system users' privacy. 

So, until federal legislation 
catches up with the nuances of net- 

careful of your Internet behavior. If 
your plans include arun for political 
office, you may either consider log- 
ging on with your sleeping 

If a nation ex- 
pects to be ig- 
norant and 
free, in a state 
of civilization, 
it expects what 
never was and 
never will be. 

October 4, 1996 

So I Said. .."Why?" 

by Homer Trecartin Jr. 

Jon Walker was my roommate 
here at Southern for two years. Hav- 
ing a roommate in a 20 foot by 20 
foot room has been described as the 
closest thing to marriage. 

I haven't experienced marriage 
yet, but I can say that you have only 
two choices in this situation. Hate 
him or love him. 

It was a miracle that I got Jon 
for a roommate. My family and 1 
liad just returned from the mission 
field and this was a new area for me. 
I didn't know anyone who would 
be going to Southern. So I prayed 
that God would lead me to a good 

He did. During fourth s 
session, the dean told r 
had signed up to be my roommate 
for the fall semester, and he was sure 
I would really like him. 

On the Friday before the fall se- 
mester 1 was leaving my room when 
a guy walked out of the room next 
to mine. We almost bumped into 
each other. We nodded politely and 
then realized that we knew each 
other from California. 

He said, "I thought you were in 

I said, "1 thought you were in 

Just before I left the dorm, 
though. 1 told the dean that I had 
moved to my side of the room and 
the new guy could move in. He said, 
"Oh, he switched rooms." 

I quickly called Jon and aaked 
him if he wanted to be my room- 
mate. Within hours he moved in. 

That was how the story started. 
One week ago tomorrow, it ended. 
Yes, college was out for the 
summer, and he had headed home. 
I was already working at my sum- 
mer job starting a greenhouse busi- 
ness at an academy here in Tennes- 

The secretary from the academy 
office came driving up to the green- 
house in her car. 

"Your dad just called and wants 
you to page him." 

An hour or so later I finished 
what I was doing, and went to the 
office. This was on Thursday so I 
figured Dad needed to tell me some- 
thing about the weekend, since 1 
was going home. 

"We got aphone call about 4:30 
this morning from your brother." 
my dad said, My brother had got- 
ten a phone call at 2 a.m. that mom- 
mg from a friend at college where 
he was taking a summer class. 

"Jon and Nancy were in an ac- 
cident yesterday afternoon and Jon 
was killed," continued my dad. He 
was choking up now. 1 was stunned. 

It had been just over one week 
since I had last seen him. What had 
happened? Why? 

He and Nancy had stayed at a 
friend's house about halfway home 
for a couple of days. It was 3 p.m. 
when they left and hit the construc- 
tion zone in Wyoming. 

The two lanes of westbound 
traffic were merged into one lane 
of what was normally eastbound 
traffic. Eyewitnesses report seeing 
Nancy asleep without her seatbelt 
on and hunched down in her seat. 
Jon was asleep at the wheel. He 
collided with a semi-truck, demol- 
ishing the Chevy S-10 and com- 
pletely severing the cab from the 
rest of the truck. 

There was nothing the truck 
driver could have done. Jon was 
killed. Nancy was in critical condi- 
tion—possible brain damage if she 
lived. Why? 

It hurt. There was pain. I re- 
membered all the good times Jon 
and 1 had had. There was joy again. 
Then there were the tears as I real- 
ized that we would never do these 
things together again. Not until 
heaven at least. I prayed silently, i 
knew that if it was this bad for me, 
it must be almost unbearable for his 
family. They were close. 

1 went back to the greenhouse 
after Dad called. My job required 
extensive travel. Why hadn't it hap- 
pened to me? Would it? 

1 didn't really know what I was 
thinking about. 1 waited around the 
greenhouses. I listlessly kicked at 
stones. I aimlessly watched the kids 
working. I answered questions 
when they asked them. I wasn't 

quite sure what to do. 

Then they left. I was alone. I 
prepared to spray the plants with a 
pesticide, I did it automatically, 
without thinking. I wasn't really 
angry. I couldn't really analyze my 
feelings. Still in shock, I suppose. 

One of the staff members who I 
had just met drove up. He had heard 
about Jon. I had only told the lady 
and the student in the office when 
my dad called. Somehow, though, 
he had heard and he came to help. 

He just stood there, listening 
and asking an occasional question. 
Letting me cry. He said his mom 
had died, but he didn't say that he 
understood how i felt. 

His grief at the death of his 
mother must have been greater than 
mine could ever be, but he just stood 
there listening. Knowing by expe- 
rience that what 1 really needed was 
for him to do just that. 

Somehow I sensed he did un- 
derstand. It was comforting to know 
someone cared. 

After he left, I headed out to find 
some more prospective customers 
in the area. As I drove. I spent a lot 
of lime talking with the Lord. I was 
able to keep my composure when I 
talked with people at the garden 
centers, but in the car there were 
times when a thought would bring 
tears to my eyes. 

Songs like Side by Side floated 
through my mind, bringing comfort 
with the tears. // Is Well with My 
Soul was the hardest. 

"When sorrows like sea billows 
roll. Whatever my lot Thou has 
taught me to say it is well with my 

Why? It wasn't, it isn't, easy to | 
say, "It is well with my soul." 

By lunch time most of the staff | 
had heard about Jon, and stopped 
to express their sympathy. The man , 
I was eating with said, "There e 
some things in life for which there | 
are just no answers." Until we get 
to heaven. But I want them now. 

When this happened to some- 
one else I often had my pet answer: 
God has a master plan. He knows I 
what is best, and He saw that He | 
could bring more good out of Jon's 
death than out of his life. It must I 
have been best Jon died. But that | 
was when it happened to others; 
when I wasn't too closely involved. 
Now it is me. ft is my room- 
mate that has "passed on." This is 
the first time it has come this close. 
Now it is me asking, "Why?" Those I 
are only words now. They don't I 
answer the question: "How could | 
God be like this?" 

I am a good Christian — prob- 
ably too good by some standards— 
but these questions still come. No 
one is immune to them, I guess. 
Even thoughts of ending it all J 
briefly flirted with my mind. 
I was still asking "Why?" 
Finally I got some relief. The j 
Lord pointed me to the great epic I 
in the Old Testament — Job. I had I 
heard otiiers talk of the answers they | 
had found there, but I had never re 
ally seen them. 

After all, I had never needed t< 
answer the question "Why do ba( 
things happen to good people?" I 
Now I needed some answers, and I | 
got them. Or are they just interim 
sedatives? Temporary until heaven? 

What I found was that I had | 
been wrong. Yes, God does have a 
master plan. And yes, as one writei 
has put it, everything that comes to 
us must first go through Christ. But | 
it is not "best." 

There is sin and a devil in this 
worid. My God decided He must al- 
low sin to reign and rule on this 
earth for a short time so He can 
eradicate it conclusively at the end | 
of time. 

Just like in Job, Satan came to 
God and said, "Look. There's this 
guy down there on earth named J 

And the Lord says, "Oh yes. So | 
you have seen him. Isn't he \ 
derfui? He does what I ask him, and | 
though he isn't perfect, he is will- 
ing to listen and learn. I need more 
people like him. What do you think I 
of him?" 

Satan comes back with. "I hale I 
him. He's always doing good and | 
counteracting my influence. He's 

I October 4, 3596 

I quiet around others thai they hardly 

■ notice him around, but he impacts 
Itheir lives greatly. I want to get rid 
|of him, now and forever!" 

Tears fill the Lord's eyes as he 
llooks down the span of time and 
es all the possibilities. 

Slowly he replies, "I am sorry 
I you feel this way about my special 
I friend, Jon. But since I have agreed 
: sin rule this earth for a little 
|longer.....No you can't get ride of 

1 forever. He's mine. He's ready 

;o to rest until the Resurrection, 

■ though, so you can do what you 
I wish to him for now. But let me tell 
|you something. You have overdone 

can see ways that I can bring 
d out of this, once you are done. 
lYou have gone too far. Once you 

■ have done what sin ultimately leads 
I'to — death — you will never be able 

) touch or tempt Jon again. Do 
Iwhat you must. ..quickly." 

"All things work together for 
good to those who love the Lord, to 
those who are called according to 
His purpose" (Rom. 8:28). And so 
ended the story of Jon's life. Only 
2 1 short years. A sophomore in col- 
lege. A good Christian young man. 

Why? I don't know yet. But I 
will someday. The tears still come. 
But the day when God will wipe 
away all tears is coming. 

That day can't be far away. It 
won't be long. One good thing has 
already come of this experience. I 
have determined to take advantage 
of every opportunity the Lord gives 
me to spread His Good News and 
hasten His coming. 

"Looking for and hastening the 
coming of the day of God" (2 Peter 

['i! meet you in heaven around 
the Tree of Life, Jon. 

When peace like a river attendeth my way. 
When sorrows like sea billows roll, 

Whatever my lot, thou has taught me to say, 
"It is well, it is well with my soul. " 

And Lord haste the day when 

my faith shall be sight. 

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll. 

The trump shall resound, 

And the Lord shall descend. 

Even so, it is well with my soul. 

[Never to Part Again 

Jon and I were close friends, and 
I the only memories I have of him are 
|.all good ones. 

He stood firm for his principles, 
J and I remember sharing with him 
l^ow 1 had refused to read some 
I questionable literature in one of my 
I classes, and he told me that he had 
Tdone the same thing. 

We enjoyed hiking, caving and 
■.other outdoor activities together. 
1 During our last SMA retreat we had 
J a lot offun canoeing out on the lake 
■^nd watching/teaching two girls 
1 who had never canoed before, get- 
any laughs out of it at the 
me! Then, after 

I having nearly tiring ourselves out 
Iwith all the canoeing, we challenged 
cousin and another friend to a 
loe race. We took the leakiest 
loe — and the outside track — and 
n. Jon loved the outdoors, and 
s always busy doing something 

Jon and I were friends back in 
academy and I remember once 
when we were on a school camp 
out, walking in the woods together. 

He was the only other person I 
knew who had the patience to walk 
quietly in the woods and be silent 
in a quest to see something good. 

That particular day we both 
walked soundlessly through the for- 
est. Jon and I were fortunate to 
sneak up on some deer, getting quite 
close before we ran into a thicket 
of ferns and the deer finally noticed 
us and bounded away. 

It was a hard thing to realize that 
Jon was no more. But it would have 
been even worse if I had not feit that 
I would see him in heaven. His 
death has made me want to help 
God finish His work on this old 
earth so that we can again be re- 
united never to part again. 

— Erik Mundall 

"He Was Devoted to Making Others Happy" 

If there was anything I could 
say about Jon Walker, it would be 
that he was devoted to making oth- 
ers happy. 

He was always quick with 
a smile or a cheery hello. I had 
known Jon and his family for the 
past five years, and let me tell you, 
if anyone was ready for something 
like this to happen, it was this fam- 

They are so strongly based 
in God, it's almost unbelievable. 
The service given for Jon in Cali- 
fornia was mainly based on mak- 
ing sure his classmates and friends 
were ready if something were to 
happen to them. 

The Walkers expressed to 
those who were there thaly they 
knew Jon was ready. 

The morning of his death, 
he called hom and told his parents 
that he, Nancy (my roommate and 
his girlft"iend), and Liesl (Nancy's 
best friend) had had worship and 
were ready to head on home. 

How ironic, the idea of 

Jon Walker will .always 
leave a special memory in rhy mind 
of a very caring, loving and willing 

— Maggie Lim 

Jun Walker 

Born August 2, 1975 

Died May 8, 1996 

Graduated with 2-year 
technology degree 

Attended Weimar Academy 

Home: California 

For the Lord himself will come 
down from heaven with a loud 
command, with the voice ofihe 
archangel and with die trumpet call 
of God. and the dead in Christ will 

-1 Thessalonians4:I6 

Jon was a source of joy to me. 
He lived a life of no regrets. 
In heaven 1 am sure we'll see 
Just what his happy life begets. 
May Jesus hold you close to Him; 
I know He understands your loss, 
And may your spirits never dim. 
In light of His Son at the cross. 

— Erik Mundall 

Pack two smiles into 
one, mix enthusiasm, creativity, 
and genuine friendliness. That 
/as Jon. He left his footprints 
n my life, and I know someday 
will be able to thank him. 

— Rachelle Newbold 

October 4, 1396 

I There is a Path 

Heidi Boggs 

Career. The word may bring 
dread into some hearts or nervous 
excitement into others. It means 
getting out of college and making 
some real money. It means not hav- 
ing to get grocery money from your 
parents anymore. 

A career, a job. on the other 
hand, means more responsibilities. 
It means paying rent, utilities, phone 
bills. It also means you will prob- 
ably have to move away from 
Collegedale (and not back to your 
parent's house. 

But before you get that far, you 
have the monumental decision of 
what major to take, deciding what 
you're going to do for the rest of 
your life. 

It can be a frightening thought 
to many people. What if you don't 
1 ike your careeer after you" ve spent 

approximately as much money on 
your education as it costs to buy a 
small house. 

Here are ways of reducing some 
of the mystery. One: If you have 
no clue what you want to do, think 
back on classes you've done well 
in and talk to an advisor who spe- 
cializes in that field. They may be 
able to give you some direction. 

Most departments have a list of 
classes for that major and some of 
the job opportunities available. 

Two: If you have a few fields 
that you're thinking of, set an ap- 
pointment with the professor or an 
advisor in the departments and 
bounce some ideas off them. They 
should have a list of the different 
areas within that field that you could 
go into. 

Three: Maybe you have cho- 
sen a department, but don't know 
what career path to take. 

A good idea might be to set up 
an informal interview with former 
students in various careers and ask 
them questions. 

Another good idea is to get into 

a summer internship program. This 
can give you great hands-on expe- 
rience and help you decide if the job 
is right for you. 

You may also be wrestling with 
how to include service in your ca- 
reer. There may be some of you 
who struggle with whether to go as 
a student missionary or go into mis- 
sion work after you've graduated. 

However, the idea of finally 
makirfg some money and living in 
something bigger than a Wheaties 
box really appeals to you. Well. I 
think it is possible to combine the 
career you feel God is leading you 
to with service to others. 

If you need a break from col- 
lege but are afraid to just hang be- 
cause you'll wind up work in 
Seven-Eleven on the night shift, one 
choice may be to go as a student 

This will enable you to see an- 
other culture, be truly enriched by 
the experience and have a year widi- 
out homework.. Those you help 
will be grateful for the year or even 
months you were able to give. . 

If you decide you want to fin- 
ish school first . there are still op- 
portunities for you to do mission * 
work. It is best to do it right after 
college because you'll be used to, 
living on alimited budget. Besides, 
this will give you a cushion time if 
you're not sure where you want to" 
work or live. 

Don't get me wrong. I know 
mission work isn't for everyone,* 
Maybe the specific thing God has 
for you isn't the ability to live in a, 
remote country where roaches are 
the size of a small animal. 

Maybe you were meant to work* 
with children in teaching or maybe 
working with the elderly in a nurs- 
ing home. Perhaps God wants you 
to rbecome a doctor or any number 
of other things. , 

Whatever your gifts are. if you 
are willing to be the hands of God, 
He can create a beautiful tapestry* I 
of lives that God has touched. 

Our only responsibility is to turn 
our eyes to Him. He wants to pour 
His Spirit through us to others s 
they can see the loving face of God., 

"Religion, whatever it is, is a man's total reaction upon life." 

Williams James, 1902 

by Todd McFarland, Columnist 

Anyone who stops by the Stu- 
dent Center this year knows some 
major changes are under way. 

But if you think this is actually 
going to be good for the students, 
you are wrong. 

Southern's administration is 
grabbing enough real estate from 
students to make James Polk happy 
(he's the guy who stole what's now 
Texas. New Mexico, Arizona, Cali- 
fornia, Nevada, and Utah from 
Mexico) and furthered their own 
interest at the students' expense. 

In the past, SA officers (presi- 
dent, executive vice-president, so- 
cial vice-president, public relations 
director, secretary and finance di- 
rector) had two offices. One was 
behind the TV room and housed the 
president, finance director and sec- 

Space in Student Center Is Cut 

The other set was die office with 
the glass window which housed the 
EVP, social vice-president and pub- 
lic relations director. 

With the remodeling of all of 
these offices, SA will be behind the 
TV room and the — 

glass office will be 

room and SA losing over half their 
office space is the same amount as 

There simply is not going to be 
enough room for everyone to work. 

One justification for renovating 
^^_^^^^_ the game room is 

that i 


There simply is used 
not going to be 
iif^'^g enough room for the 
student evcryonc to work. 


fices and : 

tst part the 
game room went 
unused. Yet, if any- 
one ever did go in 
there it became 

What does this mean to stu- 
dents? Well to SA officers it means 
they will not have enough room to 
do their job. 

Before, the social-vice had 
room to spread out materials for up- 
coming events, he will now be shar- 
ing space with five other people. 

Wohlers claims they will have 
the same amount of space as before. 

But I have yet to understand 
how losing the 1 ,000 plus foot game 

readily apparent why it was never 

Besides a couple of ping-pong 
tables and some old arcade games 
there was nothing there. 

If administration had invested 
any money in the room, students 
would have used it. Instead, they 
spent several thousand dollars to 
ore space for them- 

is the matter of student input. At 
no time in this process were any stu- 
dents consulted about this despite, 
the fact this process started over two 
years ago. 

Administration simply looked* 
at the issues and made its decision 
without consulting any of the indi-^ 
viduals who actually have to do the 

It is doubtful the Powers to Be. | 
in Wright Hall would appreciate de- 
cisions being made about their I 
working/living space without being'l 
consulted-yet this is exactly what | 
has happened to students. 

Southern's administration \ 
made major changes to the Student | 
Center and spent thousands of doU 

Yet these changes do not seem^ I 
designed to benefit the students. In 
the end we have less space for our | 
SA officers, a smaller rec room 
an administration who seems indif- J 
ferent to student concerns or input.l 

Even beyond the issue of space 

Octdber 4, 1996 


Walker was More Than a Statistic 

this summer. 

I was gratified to see some- 
thing mentioned about the trag- 
edy, but several of the facts in the 
article are incorrect. 

From what I heard from his 
parents, who are good friends of 
my family, Jon was on his way 
home to California. The accident 
happened at midday in Wyoming, 
and Jon died instantly in the crash. 

I never heard if it was deter- 
mined that Jon had fallen asleep 
at the wheel. It was first believed 
that an object in the road caused 
the vehicle to veer into the oncom- 
ing traffic. 

I'm glad to say that I saw 
Jon's girlfriend, Nancy Beal, 
about three weeks after the crash, 
and she appeared to be recover- 
ing well. 

I believe the Accent can do a 
better job of getting the facts 
about news items. Please remem- 
ber that I'm grateful that the trag- 
edy was mendoned, but I wish the 
facts had been confirmed. 

On another note, I have been 
very disappointed about the gen- 
eral lack of attention given to our 
fellow student's death. To my 
knowledge, there has been no 
public mention of the accident, no 
memorial service, no tribute given 
to Jon Walker here at Southern 
Adventist University. 

I don't wish to compare the 
response of his death to that of 
Allison Titus, because Jon 
wouldn't have wanted it that way. 
But the contrast is stark and un- 

Jon Walker didn't like to be 
in the public eye. He was quiet 
and shy in his own way, but at the 
same time he had more energy 
than most people I know. He had 
an exuberance for living that 

made me think he'd n 

He loved rope swings and 
climbing trees. Jon Walker knew 
the entire network of trails that 
branch off of the Biology Trail 
and carefully mapped them out. 
Never accepting any pay for his 
work, he gave the map to the 
school, which made it available 
to the students and staff last year. 

Though Jon wasn't a well- 
known student on this campus, 
those of us who did know him will 
never forget his contagious smile 
and his deep love for for nature 
and the Creator. 

I had the privilege of going to 
school with Jon at Weimar Acad- 
emy for three years, as well as last 
year here. 

Our families have been good 
ftiends and neighbors for nearly 
six years, and I know how much 
Jon's death affected his parents 

Weimar Institute last May, Jon's 
parents gave him a tribute. There 
was something truly amazing 
about their words, for though they 
were sad, their faces shone as they 
spoke of the hope they have of 
seeing Jon at Christ's second com- 
ing. It was a moving witness to 
the power of the gospel of hope 
we have as Christians. 

Let's remember that though 
death is a tragedy, it's not the end. 
Jon's death is a reminder of how 
fragile life is, and yet it's a pow- 
erful reminder that we have no 
reason for despair. Jesus Christ 
has conquered death, and for me, 
that's all I need to know. 

DanielJ. Warner 

Sophomore, educatioii/psycfwlogy 

Walker Deserves More Respect 

I found it very sad and disap- 
pointing that after Jon Walker's 
two years at Southern, all he got 
was a few paragraphs {Accent, 
Sept. 20). 

HELLO! The guy is dead. I 
think he deserves a little more re- 
spect. Did he not know the right 
people? Did he not take the right 
major? What did he have lo do to 
get more respect after his death? 

Are sports, small boring ar- 
ticles, and humor more important 
than the recognition that this 
young man deserves? I know you 
aren't last year's editors, but good 

grief, have a little decency. 

Maybe you tried to get more 
information about Jon Walker and 
didn't succeed. Some tributes by 
his friends, classmates from acad- 
emy, roommates, and teachers 
would be appropriate. Some pho- 
tos would also be very nice. 

Jon Walker was one of the nic- 
est, friendliest people in this 
world, and he deserves much 
more from this school he wen to 
for two years. 

Jana Marlow 

Senior, office administration 

OnLine Registration Not Practical 

I appreciate Dr. Ekkens ranling 
my cage [Accent, Sept. 20). It needs 
to be done. 

Actual signing up for classes is 
one of the easiest-to-automate func- 
tions of "registration." If that was 
all we needed to handle, we would 
have it done for second s 

Others include: 

1. Finding your advisor s 
other than the gymnasium-registra- 
tion hours. This has proved almost 
impossible for some students dur- 
ing our Winter pre-registration. 

2. Getting through Student Finance. 
The money must come from some- 

Focus ON THE Future 

First, 1 want to congratulate you 
for giving us a new Accent just as 
we begin a new school year with a 

Second, I would like to refer to 
the ongoing 'tit for tat' discussion 
about the new name for our institu- 
tion and the events that have pre- 
ceded it and are still occurring. It 
bewilders me to perceive how dif- 
ficult it is for some to face the fii- 
ture and adjust to new realities. 

Old loyalties do not have to die. 
They were important and remain 
significant still today. 

However, if 1 may borrow a 
Freudian concept, to be 'fixated' ■ 

where. You can't exactly say, "My 
check is in the e-mail." 

3. Getting an ID card. 

4. Getting your textbooks. 

The lines for ID cards and text- 
books would be even worse if we 
went to online registration, because 
we would no longer have those reg- 
istration appointments pacing. 

The current system for registra- 
tion has been retained for at least 
20 years. No doubt we need to re- 
think it. But let's make it better 
when we change it. 

JoimA. Beckett 

Director, Information Services 

the old loyalties tends to reduce our 
capacity to make new adjustments 
and may result in decisions or be- 
haviors which border the pathologi- 
cal realm. - 

I really believe that all of us- 
students, staff and faculty-can fo- 
cus on future and adjust to the new 
realities and even develop new loy- 
alties. I invite everyone to do just 

Alberto dos Santos 
Chair, dept. of education/ 

Sagunto on Coast, not in Central Spain 

Colegio Advenlista de Sagunto 
is not located in central Spain. It's 
on the southeastern coast. 

I would think that after being 
there for six weeks you'd know 
where you were. You can see the 
beach from your dorm room bal- 
cony at Sagunto. 

Spain is not so small as to be 

able to see the coast from its center. 
As for the school being three 
hours late to the airport, maybe 
there was a lack of communication. 
From what I've seen, they are al- 
ways at least a half an hour eariy. 
That sounds pretty efficient to me. 

Cinthia Ramos 

SoUTgERN Aceen^ 


Heidi Boggs 




Kevin Quails Rob Hopwood 
Amber Herren Stephanie Guike 
Crystal Candy Anthony Reiner 
Andra Armstrong Bryan Fowler 
Jared Schneider Jim Lounsbury 
Todd McFarland Luis Gracia 


Vinila Sauder 


Bryan Fowler, Duane Gang, Jon 
Mullen - layout/design gurus 
Duane Gang - politics edilor 
Greg Wedel - sports edilor 


Kevin Quails Jon Mullen 

Jay Karoiyi Eddie Nino 

Eve Parker Jim Lounsbury 

Lisa Hogan 

Ad Manager 

Abiye Abcbe 

Octoior 4, 3396 

The Tobacco Industry, And Government 

Diiane Gang. Politics Editor 

It is all too familiar these days: 
a women sues Phillip Morris be- 
cause she chose to smoke and con- 
tracted lung cancer, a middle-aged 
man sues because he chose to 
smoke and was diagnosed with 
emphysema, or a person sues be- 
cause a relative smoked and they 
were affected by the second-hand 

These hypothetical situations 
are actually happening in our soci- 
ety today, and all these people are 
claiming to be "victims" of false 
advertising by the tobacco industry. 
These same people call for strict 
regulation of the industry, but is that 
what we really want? Recent 
months have shown the exorbitant 
increase in such lawsuits, and these 
lawsuits and class action suits pose 
a great imperilment for our society. 

Questions arise about how far 
people can go to prevent others 
from smoking, and where and when 
they can do so. There are better 
ways to cut down on smoking than 
through excessive government 

Moreover, far too many people 
smoke in our society to make any 
legislation to stop it. Roughly 50 
million people, or about 1/5 of our 

population, smokes. 

Additionally, the history of 
smoking and tobacco is a strong 
force behind keeping the govern- 
ment from regulating the industry. 

The tobacco industry was the 
first major industry in the colonies. 
Such states as \Trginia still rely on 
the tobacco industry for their live- 
lihood. Not only would the strict 
regulation of the industry cause 
many people to lose their jobs, but 
it would also hurt the national 

Please do not take this the 
wrong way. I am not condoning or 
endorsing smoking or supporting 
the industry; however, I feel that 
there are better ways to prevent the 
habit from spreading besides gov- 
ernmental regulation. 

Critics of the industry say that 
the industry is purposely focusing 
on getting the younger generation 
addicted to the drug. This may be 
true; however, this is still not area- 
son to severely restrict the industry. 

To prevent kids and teens from 
smoking you must not look at the 
advertising as the problem but you 
should look back to the family, 
churches and schools as the solu- 
tion to the teenage smoking prob- 
lem. If a teen is raised with high 

There are better ways to 
cut down on smoking than 
through excessive govern- 
ment regulation. 

moral and social values he or she is 
not going to want to smoke. 

Moreover, if the government is 
allowed to regulate the tobacco in- 
dustry, what is stopping them from 
regulating other forms of our 
economy and our lives. 

Similarly, the government 
should stay out of regulating where 
people can and cannot smoke. What 
this boils down to is private prop- 
erty rights. 

If a restaurant owner wants to 
allow smoking in his place of busi- 
ness that is his choice. If he wants 
to ban smoking firom his facility that 
is his option. He may lose business 
from the smokers, but he may gain 
business from those that want to eat 
in a smoke free environment. 

If a person chooses to smoke 
at his own house when he has guests 
that is his choice. He may lose his 
guest or friends, but again it is his 
own choice. The industry is not 
forcing people to smoke; they are 
not misleading people because it is 

a personal choice. 

Also, if the government is al- 
lowed to severely regulate the to- 
bacco industry what is stopping 
them from regulating the caffeine 
industry — coffee, soda, and etc? 
Caffeine is a drug just as tobacco 
or nicotine; however, millions of 
Americans use it everyday. 

If the government regulates the 
tobacco industry for putting too 
much nicotine in their cigarettes 
what is stopping them from prevent- 
ing and regulating Coca-Cola from 
purposefully putting too much caf- 
feine in Coke? 

If the government is allowed to 
regulate the tobacco industry, they 
will be able to regulate many other 
facets of our lives. It should not be 
left up to the government; it should 
be left up to the individual. It is their 
choice. The family is the first place 
one must go to prevent the spread 
of this terrible habit and to stop teen- 
age smoking. 

It can be summed up with a 
simple statement I once heard con- 
cerning the banning of smoking in 
restaurants: "If you banned smok- 

ing i 

that r 

i that 

you could serve Adolf Hitler, but not 
Fanklin Roosevelt or Winston 

"Booting Newt:" Fed up with the Republican Party's "Contract with 
America," The Democratic Party will commemorate the 2-year anniver- 
sary by holding events to encourage voters to elect 
Democrats to Congress, reported a DNC press release. 
i The other reason for the events, is tiy to get voters to 
'boot Speaker Newt Gingrich out of office." 

More Appealing: In the September 28 issue of USA Today, a nationwide 
poll showed that Bob Dole had risen within nine points of Bill Clinton. 

DoleStrug^es In CA: Presidential candidate Bob Dole 
is struggling, as did George Bush, to capture the much 
needed electoral voles in the western states, says USA 

Today. WiththeElectionDayjustoverfiveweeksaway. 

polisten; and analysts say that unless the political situation changes, Clinton 
will win most of the regions 119 electoral college voles, which is a good 
third of the 270 needed to win. 

Uninvited: On Tuesday a federal judge rejected Ross Perot's bid to be 
included in Sun day's presidential debate. niUng the court lacked 

jurisdiction over such events, says the New York Times. 
A 10-meraber debate panel, made up equally of Demo- 
crats and Republicans voted to exclude Perot. 

—compiled by Jason Garey 

C^oididates' VLens en tiie ifisi.Tfls 


Clinton: WanLs $30 billion package providing for 100,000 more police j 
officers, imprisoning criminals for life on third felony, building prisons j 
and more. Stiffened gun control. Proposals for more police powers and 
anti-terrorism steps mired in House. 

Dole: Favors more spending for prisons and for juvenile boot camps, and 
prosecuting youths as adults when charged with murder or a third violeni 
felony. Favors allowing evidence to be used from criminal searches con- , 
ducted without warrants, but with "just cause." Favors limits on death | 
row appeals and tougher penalties for illegal firearm possession. Opposes | 
most gun controls. i 

Clinton:"The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and North Amen- j 
can Free Trade Agreement have eliminated tariffs in sectors where the j 
United States is most competitive overseas. As a result, we have opened j 
new foreign markets for American products, boosting U.S. exports, added , 
billions of dollars to our GDP and produced hundreds of thousands of j 
good-quality jobs at home." 

Dole: "I supported the North American Free Trade Agreement and the 
GATT agreements because I support opening foreign markets to U.S. goods ; 
and services. At this time, we need to step back and assess whether these j 
agreements have, in fact, benefited working Americans as originally hoped, i 
On the issue of GATT, it is my hope that Congress will soon pass legisla- 
tion that I introduced that would allow us to withdraw from the World | 
Trade Organization if the United States' rights are 
being abridged by bureaucrats- in Geneva-'/.-t',-, , '«'<'.-''/'' >i*^*Iv v'"i 'l',.^ 

October 4, 1396 

Study Shows Big Drop In Awareness of Adventists 

A recent public opinion study 
shows awareness of the Adventist 
Church has dropped significantly 
from 70 percent in 1986 to 53 per- 
cent in 1995. Om 1970, public 
awareness was 65 percent. 

Dr. Pamela Harris, chair of jour- 
nalism department, presented a 
seminar on the Public Image of the 
Seventh-day Adventist Church at 
the Southern Society of Adventist 
Communicators in September. 

"The decline is the most serious 
in the last 24 years," Harris says. 

Awareness increased between 
1 970 and 1986 by five percent, Har- 
ris minus, according to the pub- 
lished results, "Public Awareness: 
The Perceptions and Attitudes of the 
General Public Toward the Seventh- 
day Adventist Church." 

Baby Boomer Ministries Re- 
search Center contracted with Sur- 
vey Sampling, Inc., of Fairfield, 
Conn., for statistical assistance. 
The study represents 1,511 com- 
pleted interviews, and is correlated 
with two Gallup Polls conducted in 
1970 and 1986. 

The two most frequent re- 
sponses from the public about 

Adventists have remained c 
over three decades, Harris says. 
First, the public say the first thing 
that comes to their minds when hear 
the name Seventh-day Adventist is 
observance of Saturday as the Sab- 
bath. The second is recognition that 
Adventists are a religious group. 

In 1994, Mormonism was the 
third most frequent response — a 
significantly different response 
from pervious studies that listed 
"dietary habits" third. 

Other confusion existed be- 
tween the SDA's. Jehovah's Wit- 
nesses and the Davidian group 
headed by David Koresh. 

However, others believed 
Adventists to be a strong, active 
group who are very serious about 
their religion and who believe in the 
end of the world, Jesus, and the sec- 
ond coming of Christ. 

In 1994, only 21 percent of the 
aware group, had had a personal 
contact with an Adventist, while 70 
percent of the samr group did not 
know an Adventist. 

Of the aware group, 24 percent 
were familiar with the Signs of the 
Times magazine and 21 percent 

Name Recognit 




knew of the Voice of Prophecy. 

"The study shows that far more 
needs to be done to introduce the 
general public to Adventists," says 
Harris. "Communication must re- 
late to the needs and interests of the 
public. Our beliefs and values must 
be communicated strategically 
through creative programming, 
campaigns, and other powerfijl uses 
of the media." 

The public has little idea of the 
Adventist name, its electronic and 

print media and if Adventists are 
involved in public life, social is- 
sues, and community concerns," 
Harris continues. "If what we are 
doing isn't effective, we must ex- 
pend our best minds, creativity, and 
generous funding for these commu- 
nication issues." 

The study is available from 
BBMRC Research, (800) 272- 

Two Southern Students Elected To SSAC Board 

Southern Society of Advenrist 
Communicators elected two South- 
em Adventist University represen- 
tatives to its board for 1997. 

Journalism and communication 
professor Stephen Ruf was elected 
to replace Pam Harris and public 
relations major Jason Blanchard is 
one of two students elected to the 
board this year. 

In an amendment to the consti- 
tution, members voted to allow stu- 
dents from both Oakwood College 
and Southern to represent the grow- 
ing number of young Adventist 
s from the university 


"It's great that students have a 
say," Blanchard said. "We have a 
voice now, Oakwood, too. I think 
it's great that students have a say. 
We are the future," 

Blanchard said he and the rep- 
resentative from Oakwood have al- 
ready exchanged e-mail and hope 
to arrange an activity involving 
communication students from both 

Ruf, a former president of 
SSAC, said he hopes that next 
year's meeting will be an exciting 
one with opportunities for students 
to interact with professionals and 
network to get leads on jobs. 

n may be in Nashville 

"There has never been a 
more critical time for 
Adventists to communi- 
cate, both internally and 
in the secular media." 

-Stephen Ruf 

next year to attract a more national 
crowd. Nashville is within driving 
distance of half the country. Church 
leaders are excited about the suc- 
cess of SSAC, the only professional 
organization in the country for 
Adventist communication profes- 
sionals. Leaders are looking to 
SSAC as a model for a national and 
perhaps international organization. 
Neariy forty students and faculty 
from Southern's communication 
department attended the three-day 
gathering at Jekyll Island last 

Freshman Duane Gang said the 
highlight for him was die panel dis- 
cussion on the image of the 
Adventist Church. "It gave us a 
chance to ask questions and have in 
put," he said. 

Statistics presented from a re- 
cent study indicated public aware- 
ness in lower income brakets and 
among the younger generation is the 

lowest of any demographic group. 

'There needs to be more com- 
munity outreach to younger people 
to make the message more appeal- 
ing," Gang said. He felt there is a 
danger the church could lead impor- 
tant leaders among younger 

Critical communication chal- 
lenges surround us, Ruf said, point- 
ing to the need for the church to 
communicate its message visually 
on television and in print. 

'There has never been a more 
critical time for Adventists to com- 
municate, both internally and in the 
secularmedia,"Rufsaid, noting that 
Net "96, beginning this month, pro- 
vides many opportunities. 

Gang said the message must be 
"more appealing." It is the message 
"that's important — not the so-called 
rules and regulations." he said. "We 
have to make the message more 
appealing and not worry about little 
things like movies and jewelry." 

Blanchard said he was inspired 
by the role church communications 
professional took after the Okla- 
homa City bombing. Jeannie 
Edwardson, who organized a camp 
and a trip to Disney for victims and 
victims' children, spoke on the 
church's need to be involved pub- 
licly and creatively. 

For Ruf, the highlight was li^- , 

tening to Leslie Warner, of Warner, 
Birchell & Hall advertising, market- 
ing and design firm in Spokane. 
Warner presented her testimony 
about her conversion. Her firm was 
retained to promote the Adventist 
Ken Cox crusade in Washington. 
Warner watched Cox's video tapes 
and became an Adventist as a re- 

Another speaker, Brenda Wood, 
new anchor at WAGA in Atlanta, 
met Warren for the first time. Wood 
had been a moderator for the series 
of Cox crusade videotapes. Warner 
knew her voice, but the two com- 
municators met for the first time. 

Wood's presentation focused on 
her decision to go on air during the 
Centennial Park bombing during 
the Atlanta Olympics. She broad- 
cast for 24 hours nonstop without 
commercial interruption in the 
emergency situation. She urged 
Adventist communicators to make 
a decision about their Sabbath views 
before ever going on the air 

Southern College alumnus 
Mark Rumsey. news director at a 
Charlotte radio station, is outgoing 

Happiness is a 
habit — cultivate it. 

All-Night Softball Tournaments 

Angels in the Outfield? 
Religion Majors Win All-Night 
Softball Tournament 

by Anihuny Reiner 

At 8:00 1 2 hours after the 
start of the loumament. Valentin 
could proclaim themselves cham- 
pions of All-Niglu Softball, The 
team consisting inoslly of rehgion 
majors defeated Johnson-by a score 
of 13-3 to win the tournament. 
They fought their way through the 
winner's bracket with impressive 
victories over Peterson and Evans. 

In the finals Valentin met 
Johnson, the winners of the loser's 
bracket. Johnson, a veteran team 
led by Eric .folmson, Eric Molina, 
Garj Cruze. and Kevin Becker, ad- 
vanced through the loser's bracket 
with a mix of timely bitting and su- 
perb defense. 

)hnson continued their hot 
streak, rallying from a 12-6 deficit 
to defeat Vanentin 14-13. but be- 

: this was Valentin's first loss, 
Johnson had to defeat Valentin 

1 the 


second and final game, 
Valentin jumped out to an early 
6-2 lead and increased the lead to 

] 3-2 in ihe top of the seventh in- 

The Accent's sports staff's 
choice for MVP is Kevin Becker. 
He hit four home runs, was con- 
sistently on base, and played ex- 
cellent defense, including a bril- 
liant over the shoulder catch remi- 
niscent of Willie Mays. 

This year's All-Night Tourna- 
ment was noted for its cold tem- 
perature, wet bal Is. home runs, er- 
rors, players being hit in the head 
with the ball, and the success of 
the non-drafted teams Evans and 
Valentin. The tournament also 
lasted longer than those of previ- 
ous years. The final game was 
played amidst a beautiful dawn 
around 7:30 a.m. 

Despite the wet weather and 
cold temperatures, crowd support 
and participation were great. 
Large crowds remained at the 
fields into the early morning. This 
year's All-Night Softball Tourna- 
ment was a complete success. 

Stretching Out: A first 
baseman stretches for a 
throw from the shortstop 
{hiring Saturday night/ 
Sunday momins 's ail- 
night Softball tournament. 
The tournament lasted 
until nearly 8 a.m. Sun- 

Women 's Tour- 
man Lisa Hogan 

swing during 
women's Softball 
games. The 

mem was held 
on Ihe Softball 
field nexno llie 

hit the first pitch that they r 

Gless Wins Softball Tournament 

by Stephanie Gulke 

The second women's softball 
tournament at Southern was won in 
the wee hours of Sunday morning 
by J, J. Gless and her Herculian 

After losing their first game of 
the tournament in a decisive victory 
for Skinner (6-1), it looked as 
though Gless and teammates would 
be in bed at an early hour. But Gless 
had other plans. 

Game 2 between Kim and 
Gilkeson was extremely close with 
Gilkeson's team showing heroic 
hitting. But Kim slid by with good 
fielding, winning in the last inning 
with the score of 5-4. 

Affolter V, Skinner in Game 3 
proved to be a match indeed. Kim 
Sorenson slammed a home run in 
the bottom of the seventh, tying 
Affolter and pushing the game to an 
eighth inning. With the pressure on 
in the bottom of the eighth, Christyl 
Ertel stepped up and smashed a 
double, sending Rachel Roy and 
Sandy Hoch home to win the game 

Game 4 — Gless v. Gilkeson 
proved to be a tough match with 
Julie Gilkeson at short and second 
base sensation Christy Culpepper 
cranking out the double plays once 
again. But they weren't tough 
enough. Gless won again. 

Kim fell to Hoch in Game 5. 
Though Aimee Flemmer was large 

Gless got the chance to save 
face as they went head-to-head with 
Skinner once again. This time, in 
Game 6, Gless's team came out on 
top in a very close game with the 
score 12-11. 

Games 7 and 8 — the fight for 
the coveted championship. Affolter 
v. Gless. 

Affolter faced their first loss far 
past midnight in Game 7, losing to 
Gless in the fifth inning 13-1, with 
the seven-run rule in effect. Gless's 
hitting kicked in during the second 
inning and they could not be 
stopped. That championship title 
was on their minds. 

Game 8 — The Championship, | 
Affolter gave Gless a run for their 
money. Just when the game seemed 
over, Affolter rallied to catch Gless 
in the last inning. But in the end il | 


the la 

women's game of the season with a 
score of 3-2. 

The Women's All-Star Game 
was a blow-out with Gilkeson 
spanking Affolter 16-1. Affolter's 
team could not buy a hit, and their 
outfielding crumbled with missed 
catches, overthrows, and miscom- 
munication. Nonetheless, all had 
fun, all made friends, and cleats 
were muddied in the process. 

On Deck 

Flag Football 

College Football vs. the NFL 

Baserall Playoffs 

October «, 1996 

NFL Update 

by Greg Wedet and Anthony Reiner 

In just the first five weeks of the 
1996 season, there has been a defi- 
nite changing of the guard in the 
National Football League. 

Teams like the Raiders, Cow- 
boys, and 49ers are fading, while 
up-and-comers like the Panthers 
and Colts are playing good football. 

Teams such as the Eagles, Pan- 
thers, Redskins, and Vikings find 
themselves in the unfamiliar situa- 
tion of being in first place in their 
divisions. The 1996 NFL season 
has been filled with competitive 
teams and closely fought games. 

Of course, the usual losers are 
continuing their woeful ways. The 
Giants and Jets have made New 
York the capital of bad football. 
Their game against one another two 
weeks ago with the Giants winning 
1 3-6 was a definite exercise in fu- 
tility. The Buccaneers, Cardinals, 
and Saints have also performed 


Jimmy Johnson has whipped 
die Dolphins back into shape. Mi- 
ami, with their improved defense 
and new-found running game, ap- 
pears to be ready to be a legitimate 
playoff contender. 

The Chiefs have continued their 
winning ways, playing good de- 
fense. The Steelers, despite losing 
linebacker Greg Lloyd for the sea- 
son, have played well, including an 
impressive victory over the Bills. 
The Bills (both Greg's and 
Anthony's pick for AFC Champion) 
have struggled, but we expect them 
to regroup and improve heading 
into the playoffs. 

In the next weeks watch the 
Cowboys as Michael Irvin returns. 
The Cowboys sorely need his help 
and will definitely welcome his 

Baseball Playoff Preview 

by Greg Wedel and Anthony Reiner 

The teams at a glance: 
American League 

Baltimore Orioles The streaking Orioles have been one of the best 
teams since the AH-Star break. Consistent start- 
ing pitching will be the key to defeating the Indi- 
ans in their first series. 

Cleveland Indians Cleveland is hungry for the championship after 
falling short in last year's Worid Series. A strong 
effort by Albert Belle and Kenny Lofton will make 
the Indians tough to beat. 

New York Yankees After a very successful season, the Yankees hope 
to reverse last year's postseason disappointment. 
Starting pitching will be key for the Yankees. 

Texas Rangers The Rangers are eager for success in their first 

post-season appearance. Lack of quality pitching 
makes run scoring imperative. 

National League 

Atlanta Braves The defending World Series champs hope to shake 
off a late-season slump and repeat as champions. 
The Braves" pitching is strong, but can the Braves 
hit the ball against the impres-sive Dodger pitch- 
ing staff. 
L.A. Dodgers Although the Dodgers have fallen off in die past 
week, they have been playing great ball since the 
All-Star break. Great pitching will keep them 
competitive against the Braves, but the Dodgers 
need Mike Piazza to break out of a late season 
batting slump. 
San Diego Padres The much improved Padres make their first post- 
season appearance since 1984. Look for Tony 
Gwynn to lead the hell-bent Padres into the sec- 
ond round. 
St. Louis Cardinals Tony LaRussa, the best manager in baseball, leads 
the scrappy Cardinals into postseason play. Timely 
hitting and good pitching by starter Andy Benes 
are needed for the Cardinals to be competitive. 
•Anthony predicts a repeat of last year's Worid Series with the Braves 
defeating the Indians. 
• Greg loses all objectivity and predicts that the Dodgers will upset 
the Braves in the first series and go on to defeat the Indians in the 
World Series. 

College Football Update 

by Greg Wedel 

Saturday, September 21. 1996 
was a great day for college foot- 
ball. Arizona State upset the #1 
Nebraska Comhuskers, #4 Florida 
defeated the #2 Tennessee Volun- 
teers, and three Big 10 teams, Penn 
State, Ohio State, and Michigan, 
all won. There weren't as many 
big games this past Saturday, ex- 
cept for Ohio State's win over 
Notre Dame. 

The National Championship 
picture has been severely muddled 
by the loss suffered by the 
Cornhuskers, who were not ex- 
pected to lose all season. The now 
#1 Florida Gators and #2 Florida 
State Seminoles will meet on No- 
vember 30. The winner of that 
game will most likely go to the 
Sugar Bowl to play for the cham- 
pionship. Florida faces no serious 
contenders before Florida State, 
and the Seminoles only serious 
challenge will be the Miami Hur- 
ricanes before the Gators. 

But where will the second team 
come from to play the Gators or 
Seminoles in the Sugar Bowl? The 

top Big 10 team, whether it be 
Ohio State, Penn State, or Michi- 
gan, will have to go to the Rose 
Bowl, as will die PAC 10 cham- 
pion, most likely Arizona State. 
So who does this leave? 

There are three teams that look 
like they could make it to the 
championship game. The first is 
the Nebraska Comhuskers. Even 
though they lost, they can move 
back up the polls as the Big 10 
teams begin to knock each other 
off. The second team is the Ten- 
nessee Volunteers. They like the 
Comhuskers could make their way 
back toward the top of the polls 
by playing the rest of the season 
perfectly. The last possibility is 
the Miami Hurricanes. If they can 
remain undefeated, including 
beating the Seminoles, the Hurri- 
canes will have a chance at the 
national title. 

Is the NCAA Championship 
picture confusing? Absolutely. 
But as of November 30, that pic- 
ture will become a whole lot 

Women's Softball Gets No Respect 

by our beloved and cherished boss, Christina Hogan 

Alert Rush Limbaugh. This 
woman has something to say about 
the unequal treatment of women. 

I am disgusted at the lack of at- 
tention given women's sports on 
this campus. For example: All- 
Night Softball. 

First of all, the women were 
given the mud pit field to play in 
while the men played on new and 
improved softball fields. Women 
sloshed through mud on the way to 
first base, tripped over rocks, ran 
through weeds and chased balls that 
had no fence to stop them. Basically, 
the games were played with very 
loose if any rules. 

It was as if the men had said, 
"Hey, giris. just get together and hit 
the ball around awhile. OK?" 

Second, the poor attendance at 

embarrasing. I thought the women 
of Thatcher would band together to 
support women's softball. Nope. 
Most of SAU cheered for the men 
while the women played in obscu- 

Third, a man ( I repeat A MAN) 
pitched for the "girls." 

Hello?This is slo-pitch softball. 
We can handle it, thanks. Each 
men's team had its own pitcher. Are 
women not capable of pitching? 

"I can pitch as good as any man," 
one female said. "Even better." 

The male pitchers for the 
women's teams made all the calls. 
Blatantly erroneous calls. I might 


The men had uniformed um- 
pires officiating...of course. 

Fourth, no matter how much 
men deny it, they have little or no 
respect for women's softball. Dur- 
ing the men's game a huge crane 
with a bucket was raised up over the 
softball field so a photographer 
could lake aerial shots of the game. 

Meanwhile, at the women's 
game, a photographer was snapping 
pictures with his small camera. 

"Hey, they're even gonna take 
pictures of the girls," I overheard 
one guy laughing. 

As if! How dare they insinuate 
that women's softball isn't worthy 
of press coverage. They seemed to 
think the female race should be for- 
ever grateful to them for taking pic- 


Anodier mark of sexism I no- 
ticed was the repetitive use of the 
word "girls." Girls' softball. Girls' 
teams. Well, boys, we aren't girls. 
We're women, and it's called 
women's softball. Get it right. 

Don't even try to tell me 
women's sports aren't as exciting, 
athletic, or important as men's. 

Can anyone say "U.S. Women's 
Softball Team Olympic Gold Med- 

The women of SAU should not 
be degraded to playing sandlot soft- 
ball. The game is real. And the 
worpen who play it are real athletes. 

October 4, 1996 

Southern Student Finds Light in the Darkness 

hy Jim Lounsbury 


; Potter* knows freedom. 

Not the freedom our country 

was founded on. Her freedom did 

not originate from "the proposition 

that all men are created equal." 

She didn't leave the oppressive 
roots of her existence to grow a new 
life on undiscovered soil. There was 
no Mayflower involved. No colo- 
nies. No religious freedom. 

Wail a minute. 
Religious freedom? Marie has ex- 
perienced religious freedom of 
sorts. She has attended church since 
she was a child. She has never been 
told by a six-foot soldier that her 
sancturary of worship was a forbid- 
den place. As a Protestant she be- 
lieves in God, Jesus, and the rest of 
the Bible. 

But Marie's freedom is deeper 
ihan that. 

Marie was a shy child. A child 
who didn't know if she made a dif- 

"I was the kind of kid who could 
go in my room to read, and nobody 
would miss me. They would forget 
I was there for hours," she said. 

When Marie was about eight 
years old, her mother walked into a 
bank, completed a transaction, and 
walked out. 

Nothing sensational about up- 
dating a bank account. But there is 
something significant about leaving 
your eight- year-old daughter in the 
bank and forgetting she was there. 
Marie remembers dodging in 
and out of the patrons, stumbling 
outside, and careering down the 
sidewalk to catch her mother. There 
were times Marie wondered if she 
was really there. 

Marie loves her friends, and she 
loves God. Probably because she 
experienced first-hand what God is 
like. She experienced the light that 
shines in the darkness. 

Through the power of God and 
His son Jesus, Marie has changed. 
Even her friends say so. 

"You know, you're different," 
one of her friends told her. 

"I know, I can't help but be dif- 
ferent," Marie replied. 

Am I getting ahead of my.seir? 
There is a story behind this free- 

dom. A story 

of black and Marie lovcs her friends, and 

IT' ^^11 slie loves God...tand] 

knees and tlirougli the power of God 

trembling and His son Jesus, Marie has 

'^'"^^^ ^ \ changed. 

Heavenly Fa- ' 

ther opened His arms, and a light- 
bearing dove descended on Marie. 

It changed her life and set her free. 

And it all happened on the campus 

of Southern Advenlist University. 
It started during vespers. Before 

the sermon, a song was sung entitled 

"The Savior is Waiting." 

During this song. Marie envi- 
sioned Jesus standing at a door, pa- 
tiently knocking. On the other side 
she saw herself She wasn't running 
to open the door as she would hope. 
In fact, she failed to open the door. 
Marie disliked the dark connota- 
tions of that vision, but she shook it 
off and listened intently to the rest 
of the vespers service. 

Dr. Derek Morris gave a sermon 
about freedom that night. He quoted 
a verse from John: "When the Son 
sets you free, ye shall be free in- 

Morris told three stories. Each 
story illustrated the need to attain 
freedom. Marie doesn't remember 
the stories, but she does remember 
the feelings and dark colors that 
painted her soul that Friday 

"The first two stories were 
vague," Marie recalls. "But the third 
story caused all my walls of defense 
to go up." 

Marie learned to build these 
walls to protect herself from pain- 
ful experiences. It's much easier to 
leave old wounds alone. Erect a for- 
tress. Keep the pain deep within the 
barricade. It hurts less that way. No 
good to have someone poking 
around in a damaged soul unless 
they had personal business there. 
Well, maybe if they were a healer... 

'Then I remembered something 
I had heard once before," Marie 
said. "If you let this happen, you're 
resisting the Holy Spirit." 

Wait a minute. The Holy Spirit 

should be 
able to break 
through a 
pitiful wall 

rion. Espe- 

cially if He 

knew what 

= was best for 


But there were no battering 
rams. No walls came tumbling 
down. Well, not at the hand of the 
Holy Spirit. Gently, God reminded 
Marie that she is totally dependent 
on Him. 

"I dropped my barriers," Marie 
confessed. "Everything I had 
blocked off came back in a flood. 
Pain and despair have a color. It's 
black and it's heavy and it hurts." 
Two friends had accompanied 
her to church that evening. They sat 
on either side of her as Morris 
spoke. Silently they listened to the 

Later, one of them told Marie that 
she hadn't wanted to interrupt her 
concentration on what Morris was 
saying, so she remained extra quiet. 
Side by side, the three of them 
watched and listened. When the ser- 
mon was finished, Morris made an 
altar call. He welcomed those who 
wanted to attain freedom to walk 
toward the front. 

Marie's knees began to buckle. 
Her arms were crossed about her- 
self in an empty hug and she. was 
racked with sobs. She wanted to 
walk to the front, but she could not 
move. Her feet had grown roots. 

A friend looked over at Marie 
and said, "Do you want to go up?" 

Marie nodded her head. And so 
her two friends grabbed Marie's 
arms, one on each side, and walked 
her toward the front. 

As Marie walked forward with 
friends like crutches at either side, 
her legs began to feel like lead. Each 
step became heavier and heavier 
Walking by impulse alone, she 
plodded slowly to the front of the 
church. After an eternity they 
reached the throng of people gath- 
ered in front of Morris. Then he 
began to pray. 

Marie fell down. 
For some reason, Marie felt hke 
a canvas painted in black: colorless, 
lifeless, unable to move. She curied 
up in the fetal position on the floor 
and remembered none of the prayer 
that Morris said. 

The next thing she remembers 
is Morris placing his hand upon her 
shoulder. He began to pray. He 
asked that Marie would know God's 
love, he prayed for peace, and fi- 
nally prayed that angels would 
guard Marie in her new-found free- 
Marie remembers that prayer 

She remembers the prayer be- 
cause everything Morris prayed for 
happened. Quickly. As he prayed for 
God's love Marie felt as if a light 
descended out of heaven and lit her 
head, then slowly, as Morris prayed 
for peace, the light of God's love 
slowly moved throughout her sys- 
tem replacing the feelings of black. 

As Morris prayed for her angels 
to guard that freedom, Marie real- 
ized that she was free from the pain 
she had known. When Morris fin- 
ished praying, he said, "Stand 
knowing that you stand free in 

And her life has not been the 
same since that day. They say Marie 
seems more permanent now. 

Her ; 

1 light up the 

"Since then, " Marie says, "it's 
harder to disappear in a crowd. Af- 
ter only 5-10 minutes, someone has 
missed me." 

And Marie feels like she's free. 
She has more confidence in herself 
now as someone used by God to 
make a difference. 

The child that retreated to her 
room, the student who hid in the 
shadow has disappeared. God shed 
his light on her life. 
Yes, Marie is on the eve of a new 
freedom that allows her to share 
what she feels inside: happiness and 
the light of God. 

* Name changed at request. 


When building a campfire, 

clear a 5-foot area around 

the pit down to the soil. 


m -^t;.^5.^r- ^ 

If your religion does not change you, then 
you had better change your religion. 

October 4, 1996 

Musician and Skydiver: Scott Takes Over as Social VP 

by Jean-Roberl DesAmoiirs & Chris 

The voting Southern students 
have spoken. Sophomore Pierre 
Scott is the new Student Associa- 
tion social vice-president. 

A special election was held 
because the social vice-president 
elected last spring, Sheryl 
Hamilton, didn't return this fall. 
Scott grabbed the opportunity to 
lend his contagious personality and 
social skills to SA. 

"He has a very outgoing per- 
sonality and has the public rela- 
tions charisma," says Senior Abiye 

"He's real thorough and orga- 
nized," adds Senior Rey Descalso, 
"and he dances a mean Macarena." 

Scott attributes his victory to a 
strong message and aggressive 

"1 want to provide the student 
body a relief from the stresses of 
Southern; 1 want to give them a 
place to chill out," Scott says. 

Now that he's social-vice, 
Scott doesn't think himself any 
different than any other student. 
He claims to be "just one of the 

Scott, a sophomore psychol- 
ogy major, lives in Asheville, NC, 
which he describes as "a retirement 
town." He has a younger brother 
and sister — they're all 17 months 

apart. Scott hasn't lived in North 
Carolina all of his life, however; he 
was bom in California and has lived 
in Kansas and Oklahoma. 

Scott graduated from Mount 
Pisgah Academy 
where he "had a 
lot of fun." He 
says the best part 
of MPA is the stu- 

Although only 
19 years old, Scott 
has traveled the 
globe: Austria. 
Germany, Italy, 
France, Puerto 
Rico. Two years 
ago he spent a 
couple months at Bogenhofen in 
Germany as part of Adventist Col- 
leges Abroad. 

"I speak a little bit of German," 
Scott says. "The biggest difference 
I noticed in culture was that the Ger- 
mans are not as open as Americans, 
but once you get to know them, 
they'll be your friend for life." 

Adventurous. This word could 
be used to describe Scott. In his "lei- 
sure" time he enjoys skydiving and 
scuba diving. 

"Sky diving is the best thing in 
the world," he says. "I just try to 

remember to do exactly what the 
instructor said and then enjoy the 

He does admit some fear, 

also be used to 
describe him. 

tegral part of 
Scott's life, and he even has aspi- 
rations of becoming an opera 
singer. He's also played the trum- 
pet since sixth grade. 

But this year Scott will focus 
on planning the SA activities for 
the '96-'97 school year. 

Scott doesn' t claim the social- 

1, but as the s 

'The office is not run by the 
social-vice alone, but by the so- 
cial-vice and by the students," he 
says. "It's the smdents that run the 

The position is a challenging 
one, yet Scott claims that "with a 
good team and with the help of the 
students, it will be easy." 

Within the first week of taking 
office, Scott planned the Joker re- 
lease party and is now concentrat- 
ing on the upcoming Talent Show. 

"Pierre is putting a lot of effort 
into his job," says Cheri Brumagin, 
SA Secretary. 

He believes in student partici- 
pation and preaches student in- 
volvement. He claims that "in years 
past, students were easily bored 
because rather than get involved. 
they just stood around and watched. 
"But this year," says Scott, "I 
want to have interactive activities 
where the students can get involved. 
These activities aren't for SA, but 
for them." 

Although Scott has his sched- 
ule of events already planned out, 
he's open for suggestions. 

"My office is an open door." 
Scott says. 'The students can just 
walk right up and tell me whatever 
suggestions they might have. Stu- 
dents and SA working together will 
make the '96-'97 school year 

A Letter From Romania 

Dear Mrs. Norton and Friends, 

In six more days I celebrate my 
two month anniversary here in Ro- 
mania. How time flies! 


t forgotten wha^^ifTeels tike to 
have the luxury of^i 

:ially heat ours 
; want a hoi'shower). 

; almoiu forgotten what it's 
(Ved roads in residen- 
iighbof^oods. Riding in a car 
a treat now — I ride the 
ubway, bus, trolley.. .I've 
jiilched-hiked on several oc- 
i widely accepted 
method bf transportarion here.) 

Althotigh 1 knew the language 
fairly well before, I've learned 

self thinking inRb 

Let me tell you a little blt^ 
the orphanage. REACH In 
lional, the sponsoring organization, 
helps children around the world. 
They have orphanages in approxi- 
mately 20 countries around the 

Romania, e 
Mislea which i: 

r of the 

ntry among the i 
fields or Peretu in the south of thi 

Romania is the only pla 
where the children aren't truly or- 
phans. A few of them are, the rest 
have either been abandoned by their 
parents or have run away from abu- 
sive homes. Many of the children 
(there's about 40 in both homes 
combined) are at least partially 
gypsy, which is a big part of the 

Gypsies originally came from 
India and traveled around practic- 
ing dieir skills and now they have 
the infamous reputation of being_ 
crooks and thii 

They have many chL 
rapsrtyarouiid^tlie.iraiii-Siatipns. to 
steaT or'beg for money.' -- ■ 

The train station is where we 
find most of ourchildren. We pick 
them up and usually go by their 

homes to see if their parents want 
them or at least to pick up their 
documents (birth certificate) so we 
can send them to school. Moreof- 
1 than not, their parents are glad 
see them gone. 

The kids that I work with at 
u range in age from 3-15 years. 
t.the sweetest, most loving 
It coming from the street 
^e a stubborn, indepen- 
ivhich makes them hard 
^ith. Most of them are 
ng and praying 
; he^) and 
time, they'll cair 

Working here h^ turned oui 
be more of a challenge than I eve 
expected. Wa^ie short on staff no\ 
so we're conslandybusy. Thechit 
dren haven ybeen raised in Chris 
i) they're full of que 
tions i 

It's adorable to .sec ihc look of 
relief on their faces when you tell 
them that they each have a little an- 
gel with them in bed so they don't 
need to be afraid of the dark. 
Well. I should close this letier. 

I'm almost home (from Bucarest) 
and I know I won't have time to 
write any more there. 

How are Uiings going back at 
Southern? I have a calendar so 1 
follow along to see what's going on. 
Although I've adapted to 
life here, there's plenty I miss from 
back home. I'd love to hear from 
anyone who wants to write. 

Until then, God bless and take 



October 4, 3S96 

Dead Man Walking Author Visits Chattanooga 

by Christina Hogan and Heidi Boggs 

Best-selling author of Dead 
Man Walking and anti-death penalty 
activist Sister Helen Prejean spoke 
ai the Dismas House in Chattanooga 
last Monday. 

When Sister Prejean walked 
down death row at Angola Prison. 
La., to meet convicted murderer 
Patrick Sonnier, she had no idea it 
would lead to a best-selling book, 
an award-winning movie, and nu- 
merous speaking engagements. 

She was working at the St. Tho- 
mas Housing Project in New Or- 
leans, La., when she discovered a 
prison ministry coalition. 

"They asked me if I wanted to 
be a pen pal to a prisoner." said 
Prejean. "And I said, 'Sure.' I never 
dreamed he would be executed." 

Until Sonnier asked to meet 
Prejean in person, she had no real 
stance on the death-penalty issue. 
Her opinion soon changed. 

She served as Sonnier's spiri- 
tual advi.sor. spending nearly all her 
time with him before his execution. 
She says she "got in over her 
head" and felt "unsure and intimi- 
dated." But she also fell God had 
called her to help this death row in- 
mate realize what he had done and 
accept the consequences. 

Sonnier's execution in 1982, the 
first one in Louisiana since 1962, 
was the first of three Prejean has 
witnessed over the last 14 years. 

"It's death by formula," she 
says. "It's a very clean, antiseptic, 
unemotional procedure. But I was 
in a stale of shock, watching some- 
one violently killed before my eyes. 

Press Conference: Three televi 
pers attended a press conferena 
author o/Dead Man Walking, a 

lion, one radio, and t»'0 newspa- 
given by Sister Helen Prejean, 
Dismas House in Chattanooga. 

I felt so cold and traumatized. 1 
didn't cry until the next day." 

She says the death row inmates 
die a thousand times before diey ac- 
tually die. 

"They all say, 'I'm so tired.' 
The death penalty is torture, be- 
cause the convicts are anticipating 
their death. It's emotional torture, 
and that's what makes them tired," 
she says. 

After Sonnier she became the 
spiritual advisor for three other 
death row inmates, counseling 
them and their families and provid- 
ing lawyers to try to get a pardon. 

Sister Prejean is now counsel- 
ing her fifth death row inmate. 

"We are letting the government 
kill people who kill people," 
Prejean says. "We are legislating 
vengeance and violence. Humans 
aren't disposable waste. We can't 
solve a social problem with a mili- 
tary solution." 

Prejean believes the death pen- 

Movie Review: 

Dead Man Walhng 

M Christina Hogan and Heidi Bnggs give 'Four thumbs up!' 

Dead Man Walking, produced by Polygram and Working Title and 
written and directed by Tim Robbins, stars Susan Sarandon, wlio won an 
Academy Award for Best Actress, and Sean Penn. 

This gripping psychological drama realistically portrays both sides of 
the death penalty and provolces the viewer to think about this controver- 
sial issue. Sister Helen Prejean (Sarandon) serves as the spiritual guide to 
convicted murderer Matt Poncelet (Penn) who is silting on death row. She 
believes her calling is to help him admit his guilt and ask for forgiveness. 

The movie was turned down by mainstream producers because there 
was "no story." Robbins and Sarandon felt strongly about producing it, 
saying it was a "story of redemption." 

'This movie proves that Hollywood can make a film that doesn't 
glonfy violence or sex," says Prejean. "Robbins was a salmon going against 
the stream by wnting and directing Dead Man Walking." 

Amazing for a modem movie, Robbins portrayed Christianity in a 
positive light. Throughout die movie, references are made to God Christ 
salvation, forgiveness and brotherly love. Anyone who watches Dead Man 
Walkmg will never view the death penalty in die same way again 

alty is biased. Some i 

of the death penalty simply because 

of who they are or what lawyer they 

"First of all, the death penalty is 
racist. It all depends on who the vic- 
tim was," she says. "When poor, 
homeless or colored people are 
killed, no one pays attention. But 85 
percent of the 3,000 people on death 
row killed white people." 

Everyone on death row is poor, 
says Prejean, and 90 percent of them 
were abused as a child. At Angola, 
the average education level of the 
death row inmates is third grade. 

Prejean blames the politicians 
for painting a glorified picture of the 
death penalty. 

"[Vice-President Al] Gore just 
said he's proud of the expanding 
number of crimes punishable by the 
death penalty now," she says. "But 

the politicians are just trying to grab 
mainstream issues. They're like 
weathervanes, swaying with the 

"They know [supporting the 
death penalty] is not about deterring 
crime," she adds. "They just don't 
want to look like they're soft on 

When the public is asked if they 
support or oppose the death penalty, 
usually 80 percent are in favor of 
it, Prejean says. But when they are 

change. When asked if they pre- 
ferred the death penalty or life with- 
out parole, only 50 percent chose 
the death penalty, she says. In real- 
ity, the American public is not that 
strongly pro-death penalty, Prejean 

Often pro-death penalty sup- 
porters encounter her about the 
death penalty decreed by God in the 
Old Testament. She responds with, 
"What about the death penalty for 
adultery, disrespect of parents, and 

The common response is, 
"We're more civilized now." 

"Everyone wants God in their 


! try I 

show them that they're using selec- 
tive reasoning by choosing just a 
few examples ft^om the Bible. Jesus, 
who was executed by the State, 
preached forgiveness and not re- 
turning hate for hate." 


!. The book, publisi 

Dismas Halfway House 

by Christina Hogan 

Dismas House is a private, lo- 
cally supported organization that 
provides a temorary home and 
transisitonal services to former 

"We are like a family." says 
president of Dismas Tom Judge. 
"We emphasize reconciliation and 
rehabilitation. But it is not a one- 
way street. The residents work and 
pay rent tmd do chores." 

According to Judge, 75 percent 
of residents succeed at Dismas and 
do not go back to prison, 

Sam Wilder, who lived at 
Dismas for five months after be- 
ing in prison for robbery, believes 
firmly in their program. He is now 
a sociology/psychology major with 

"1 never dreamed of graduat- 
ing from coUege," says Wilder. 

He says he owes his life to 

"I learned how to make good 
decisions and be respoosible," he 
says. "(The prison system] made 

every decision for me. I never 
made no decision." 

Dismas houses 40 people out 
of the approximately 700 prison- 
ers released each year in Hamilton 
County, says Judge. 

Taxpayers dole out $21,000 a 
year for one inmate. This country's 
prison population has increased 
from 330.000 in 1980 to 1.6 mil- 
lion in 1996 — with 6 million pre- 
dicted by 2015. 

The United States has the dis- 
tinction of leading the world in its 
rale of incarceration. This year, the 
U.S. will spend over $30 billion 
on prison, according to Judge. 

Sister Prejean firmly believes 
the prison system needs serious 

"It's the most expensive wel- 
fare system in the world," she 
says. "In California, they are 
throwing more money into punish- 
ing convicts than for improving 

Vblunieera can call 624-1688 

October i, 1996 

Along The Promenade In October... 

E.O. Gnmdset 

no doubting it 
any more... autumn is here! It started 
siowlyl but now you see a new dis- 
play of color every day. Besides the 
dominant colors of yellow and red, 
there's purple, maroon, and various 
hues of brown. 

The best places on campus to 
see color are: the Maple trees in 
front of Spalding Elementary 
School for oranges and red; the 
bushes in fron of the College Press 
for bright scarlet; all the dogwoods 
along the promenade for reddish- 
orange; and the row of Bradford 
pears along McKee Baking Co. for 

And speaking of displays, you 
probably have noticed the huge to- 
mato plant sprawling all over the 
sidewalk to the right of the VM en- 
trance. It's about 12 feet by 13 feet 
and more or less a circle, which 
means that the area of the tomato 
sprawl is approximately 113 square 

And alCng with the tomato plant 
is the display of seven or eight rows 
of chrysanthemums in iyellow. 
purple, rust and white, plus the 
s pumpkins decorating the 
. They cost about $20 a 
piece which is reasonable, but how 
would you ever haul it away? 

It's poll time in this election 
year. We weren't able to pull off the 
mock election (the S A will take care 
of that later) but as promised, here 
is the famous Czerkasij Election 
Polling Results. It has a plus or mi- 
nus 99 percent margin of error. The 
percentages of those who answered 
each response is based on a total of 
879 respondees (maybe less). 

IfAlGorefelloverin the forest, and 
no one was there, would he make a 

64% Absolutely 

38% Depends on height 

46% Who? 



Sincc Jack Kemp i 
falo Bill, a team associated with los- 
ing the Big Game, what football 
lerms best describe the OOP's 

49% Third and long 

31% Roughing the passer 

30% Intentional foul 

20% Noi all former Buffalo Bill 

players are losers! 

What other books would you like 
Hillary Clinton to write, besides her 
best-selling // Takes a Village? 

20% Health Reform: Le! 's ir\' it 

20% Bubba's Burgers: Our 
Plans for Retirement 
20% Office Organization Tech- 
niques: Never Lose a File Again 
20% Call Me Tough, but Don 't 
Call Me Barbara 
20% Chelsea. Amy. The White 
House in 2016 

Seriously, how much chance does 
Ross Perot have of winning? 
25% When Tonya Harding be- 
comes "Ambassador of Good 
Will to the UN" 
23% When Saddam Hussein 
and George Bush embrace 
23% When Rush Limbaugh and 
Ted Kennedy embrace 
99% When all of the above hap- 
pen simultaneously on national 

What is your most important crite- 
ria for choosing our national leader? 
63% Mow cool they look jog- 

33% If they are taller than the 
other world leaders in photo op- 

10% Who looks most poised in 
an MTV interview 
100% Can they take on the 
aliens when they invade Mars? 

Went looking for license plates 
(tags) on cars not from the South- 
ern Union turf. My searching was 
mostly in Talge. Brock and Mabel 
Wood parking lots, 

Oregon — dark purple letters 
with a tall coniferous tree on the 
center (on a red Honda). Okla- 
homa — green letters on while with 
an Indian design in the center plus 
the words "Native American" (on a 
blue Geo). 

Washington— dark blue letters 
and number with Mt. Rainier (or 
some other Cascade peak) in the 
background and red letters (on a sil- 
ver car-couldn't figure out what it 
was), Maine — dark blue letters with 
a red lobster in the background plus 
the words "Maine" and 
Vacationland" in red, 

Wyoming — blue letters with a 
cowboy and horse stepping high 
(rodeo style) between some of the 
numbers (on a silver Nissan Sentra). 

Encountered some students in 
the Student Center. KR's Place and 
on the porch and asked some of 
them this question: "What do you 
like or dislike about your home- 

Aurora Baltazar from Ft. Lau- 
derdale, Fla: "I love the beaches and 
dislike the noise." 

Jupiter Dlamini from Pretoria, 
South Africa is proud of the Union 
Buildings because that's where the 
innauguration ceremonies for 
Nelson liiandela took place. 

Robbie Peterson from Takoma 
Park, Md., likes her abode because 
it's close to Washington, DC. 

Brittany Affolter from Calhoun. 
Ga: "It's halfway between Chatta- 
nooga and Atlanta" (that tells you 
something about downtown 

Aimee Flemmer from 
Bozeman, Mont., dislikes it because 
there are all of those cowboy hicks, 
boots, and bandanas (not to m 
ention the numberous militia groups 
hiding out). much for 

In purusing the Joker it was in- 
teresting to see what names are the abundant. Well, there are 12 
Brians and Matthews, 14 Erics, 17 
Jeffs, and 21 Chrises. Davids and 
Jasons. On the feminine side, there 
are 9 Stephanies, 11 Lisas, 12 Ju- 

lies, 14 Heathers and Jennifers, and 
16 Amys, 

In addition we have one Hillary, 
one Autumn, one July, four Sum- 
mers, and several Springs (but no 
Winter, alas). 

I met Dima Didenko from the 
Ukraine in Dr. Joyce Azevedo's of- 
fice (he works for her). He was 
wearing a T-shirt with a large cir- 
cular logo with the statement in 
French "From the Collection of 
Classical T-Shirts." 

But, get this. Dima is his nick- 
name — his real name is Vadym 
Vitaliyovitch Didenko (and just 

nounce and spell Czerkasij!) 

By the time the next Promenade 
article comes out, the World Series 
will be over, the election completed 
and we'll know who the next presi- 
dent will be. Also. Hickman Hall 
may be finished enough so that the 
various departments will be think- 
ing about moving in. 

SoenjoyAutumn and good luck 
on the nine-weeks exams (sooner 
than you think)! 

See you Along the Prom- 

You Wrote It 

Stephanie Thompson 
Journalism Majoi 

I saw what 1 wanted to ; 
In the people around n 

I wanted to see openness 
In the people around me. 

I looked for and thought I found open eyes and caring hearts 
In the people around me. 

But now I've learned to look a litde closer, 

Sometimes have to see deeper 

To see more than I wanted to see. 

I wish I could look around me again to .see 

But I wish my illusions were 


October 4, 1996 

PAW Encourages 
Health Awareness 

by Lenny Towns 

Partners at Wellness (PAW) is 
back and better than ever, says stu- 
dent director Eric Johnson. 

The almost forgotten wellness 
club has returned to educate and 
involve students in health aware- 

"What exactly does PAW do?" 
asks Freshman Russ Cwodzinski. 
"I'm a wellness major, but 1 don't 
know what it's about." 

The objective of PAW is to 
make students aware of health-re- 
lated issues— nutrition, exercise, 
stress and rest. PAW strives for bal- 
ance in each area of the wellness 

"We are proud that SAU is the 
first Adventist school to provide 
such a program for our students, and 
it's an all-around good program, 
says Phil Garver, chair of health/ 

"I want PAW to have total stu- 
dent involvement," says Johnson. "I 
know most of the students are aware 
of certain issues of wellness, but my 
goals are to increase the awareness 
and make PAW an active organiza- 
tion on campus." 

On October 9, "PAW Points" 
begins. This program lets students 
earn points by following PAW's in- 
walking, resting, proper eating or 
any health-related activity. 

Students record and give their 
personal results to PAW. At the end 
of the month, the two students with 
the most points will be rewarded 
with a $20 mall gift certificate and 
a T-shirt. 

The Health Fair, held in the 
gym. will take place on November 
19. Fifty booths will provide infor- 
mation and counseling on health 
issues. Prizes will also be given to 
students who participate. 

Johnson says he has many more 
activities in mind for this school 
year and hopes the students will 
become involved. 

Health is the 
first muse, and 
sleep is the 
condition to 
produce it. 

7 A.M. Class Attracts Students 

by Lenny Towns 

BUZZ! The alarm clock sounds 
loud enough to wake the dead. A 
hand quickly reaches to turn it off 
before it disturbs the grumpy room- 

A glance at the clock. 6:40 a.m. 
Twenty minutes until class begins. 
She rolls out of bed, yawns, then 
stumbles to the sink to brush her 

Forget about taking a shower; 
she's going to sweat in class any- 
way. Another glance at the clock. 
10 minutes. 

She throws on a T-shirt, shorts 
and sneakers. She doesn't even 
bother to do her hair; a hat will do 
the trick. 

As she runs out the door, she 
reminds herself that she chose this 
life when she signed up for the 7 

a.m. conditioning class on Tues- 
days and Thursdays. 

As she steps out of the dorm, 
she takes a moment to admire the 
beauty of the morning. The sun's 
rays peek over the horizon, cool 
mist rises slowly from the ground, 
birds sing, and squirrels scurry 
about. After inhaling deeply to 
wake up, she runs to the gym to 
join the rest of her 21 classmates. 

Step aerobics is the activity for 
the day. The "morning people" 
walk about smiling and laughing, 
while the others just stand in place 
half asleep. Music fills the gym and 
soon everyone is moving. Arms 
swing, legs kick, breathing quick- 
ens, bodies sweat. After the class 
ends, each students returns to their 
dorm, showers and ( 

their day. 

Why did so many students sign 
up for the 7 a.m. conditioning class? 
What motivates them to get up so 
early? Does this help them? Are 
they just crazy? 

The students say the early time 
is convenient for them, and it helps 
them to start their day positively. 

"I'm a morning person," says 
Freshman Jamie Meeri. "I would 
have taken the class even if it was 
not required." 

"I think it's great that students 
start the day off with exercise," says 
physical education professor 
Heather Neal. "We are excited to 
see the students' response in sign- 
ing up for the class. It indicates that 
the PE department is meeting a need 
of the students." 

'Shake' Those Bad Eating Habits: 
Healthy Clues From Christina's Kitchen 

Get Up and Go Shakes 

Peachy Keen Shake 
I 8-ounce carton raspberry low- 
fat yogurt 
1 cup frozen unsweetened peach 

•1&1/2 cups .skim or 1% milk 

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

Directions: In a blender container 
combine yogurt, peaches, and 
honey or sugar. Cover and blend 
until nearly smooth. Add skim or 
1% milk and vanilla. Cover and 
blend until smooth. Pour into 
glasses; serve immediately. Makes 
4 7-ounce servings. 
Nutrition facts per sen'tng: 
S24 calories: 6 grams protein; 24 
grams carbohydrates:! gram fat; 
4 milligrams cholesterol: I gram 
dietary fiber; 80 milligrams so-. 
dium. Daily value: 25% catciiwu 

Power Orange Smoothie 

• 2 cups skim or 1 % milk 

• 1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice 

• 1/2 cup sifted powedered sugar 

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

• 4-6 large ice cubes 

Directions: In blender, combine 
milk, orange juice concentrate, 
powdered sugar and vanilla. Cover 
and blend until smooth. With the 
blender running, add ice cubes, one 
at a time. Blend until smooth and 
frothy. Yields 1 quart. Makes 4 

Nutrition facts: J 70 calories: 5 
grams protein: 39 grams carbohy- 

drates: grams fat: 5 milligrams 
cholesterol; 60 milligrams sodium. 
Daily value: 15% calcium. 

Banana Breakfast Shake 

• 1&1/2 cups skim or l^millt 

• 1 peeled and sliced medium ba- 

• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, optional 

• 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, op- 

1 for garnish, optional 

Directions: In a blender, combine 
all ingredients, except cinnamon. 
Blend until smooth, about 20 sec- 
onds. Garnish with a sprinkle of 
ground cinnamon. Yields approxi- 
mately 2&1/4 cups. Makes 2 serv- 

Nutrition facts: 120 calories; 7 
grams protein; 22 grams carbohy- 
drates; 0.5 grams fat; 5 milligrarijs 
cholesterol; 90 milligrams sodium. 
Daily value: 20% calcium. 

Caribbean Ullk Cooler 
" 2 cups skim or 1 % milk 

• 2 cups unsweetend pineapple juice 

• 1 tablespoon vanilla 

• 2 tablespoons sugar 

• 1 tablespoon coconut extract 

• Ice cubes - 

• Mint sprigs, optional 

Directions: In a blender, combine 
all ingredients except ice cubes and 
mint and blend on high speed until 
frothy. Pour Into tall glasses with ice 
cubes. Garnish with mint sprigs. 
Variation: for a thicker drink, freeze 
pineapple juice in an ice cube tray. 

Blend these pineapple cubes with 
all other ingredients except mint. 
Omit regular ice cubes. Serve in a 
chilled glass. Makes 4 servings. 
Nutrition facts: 170 calories; 5 
grants protein; 39 grams carbo- 
hydrates: grams fat; 5 milli- 
grams cholesterol: 60 milligrams 
sodium. Daily value: 15% cal- 

Just the Facts About 
College StudentB*. 

•98% say they are "very" or 
"somewhat" concerned about 
maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 
•75% believe they should eat 

• 56% regularly watch the amount 
of fat they eat. 

• 24% regularly watch the amount 
of calcium they consume. 
•Milligrams of calcium they need 
daily: 1200-1500. 

•Cups of milk that equal daily cal- 
cium requirements: At least three. 

• 55% of coUege-age men do not 
meet calcium requirements. 
•82% of college-age women do 
not meet calcium requirements 

• 80% skip at least one or two 
meals each week. 

• Meal most often skipped: break- 

• 37% drink sodas when they skip 

•65% exercise or play sports at 
least two to three times a week 

Sources: C,-lli<;e Emmf: Index. Roper Suirch 

Armand s Top Tein Things 


10. Drive through the drive-thru in reverse and let your passenger order. 

I 9. Go to McDonald's and ask for McDLT. When told that they don't have 

them anymore, say, "I think you should start stocking up a little more 

on McDLT's, because this is the fifth day in a row that I have been told 

the same thing." 

I 8. Go to Taco Bell with an old beat up cup and ask for a refill of Dr. 

I 7. When they hand you your food, hand them back a bag full of the trash 

t of your car and ask them if they can throw it away for you. 
I 6. Go to McDonald's and ask for a beef meximelt. When they tell you 
that they don't have it, complain and say, "Hey, what kind of fast food 
joint is this anyway? In East LA everybody has beef mexiraelts." 
5, When asked if they can take your order, tell them you are just window 
shopping and drive on. 
I 4. Ask them why the menu isn't in Braille. Tell them you are suing for the 

.1 treatment of the visually challenged. 
' 3. When asked if they can take your order say, "No, why? Can I take 

2. Pretend like your car broke down. Ask for assistance in moving it. 

When they come out, drive away. 
1. Order a cup of water, two napkins, and lots of straws. 

A Diss is Just h Diss... 

bv -Rick Seidel 

Ah, the diss. What exactly is the 
diss, you may ask? 

Allow me to paint a picture. ..An 
L average young man, you, for ex- 
ample, look at yourself in the mir- 
magining a much taller, more 
chiseled, broader-shouldered, and 
more studly guy in general. 

After practicing speaking flu- 
ently in a voice several octaves be- 
low your normal range, you pick up 
the phone to dial her number. 

The next thing you know, you 
hear an angelic voice say, "Hello, 
this is {insert name of woman of 
your dreams)." 

You then describe how it would 
just mean the world to you if this 
young iady would accompany you 
to vespers Friday night. 

To your horror, you hear the 
muffled sound of a cordless phone- 
hitting the thin carpeting, followed 
by the booming sound of laughter 
lasting either several minutes or 
until you hang up — whichever 
comes first! 

Yep, THAT is what I mean by 

With this in mind, we must con- 
sider the different flavors of the diss. 
You see, there are as many flavors 
of the diss as there are ways to ac- 
cidentally cut your finger off. I've 
now taken the liberty of compiling 
a list of the most common disses, a 
Diss List— if you will. (This is just 
1 case you're not sure which fla- 
vor of diss you're tasting). 

/. The Standard Diss: The cutting 
remark or look of death you get 
from that girl you just had to meet 
and get a laugh out of. 

2. The Lame Diss: When she says, 
"Wow, I'd love to go out with you. 
but I have to wash my socks." 

3. The Creative Diss: When she 
says, "Normally I'd say sure, but 
I've gotta give my..,.uhhhhhhhh, 
FISH a bath!" 

4. The Stealth Diss: The kind where 
you walk away from Miss Perfect 
with a warm feeling all over, until 
you take a second to analyze the fact 
that she just turned you down. 

5. The Cold Shoulder Diss: You 
walk up and say, "Hey Suzy, I was 
wondering if you'd like to, ..hey. 
Suzy? Suzy?!?" — but you get no 

6. The "Out of Town" Diss: The 
one where Suzy says, "Ooooh. 
sounds tempting, but unfortunately 
(muffled female laughter in back- 
ground) I'm gonna be gone this 
weekend" — which doesn't seem all 
together strange, until you mysteri- 
ously see Suzy cavorting with some 
other guys at vespers. 

7. The Playing Dumb Diss: When 
you call Suzy up and after talking 
nervously about Mom, Dad, little 

, last ' 

eek's St£ 

Clubbing is No Longer Polite 

by Jim Louiisbury and Luis Gracia 

Back in the days when women bore children and men bore a re- 
semblance to their primate ancestors, dating was easy. Stand behind a 
bush, club some poor sop on the head, and you've got a date for Fri- 
day-night vespers. The evening would pass rather uneventfiitly (due, 
in part, to the unconscious date) and you would go home with a smile, 
and maybe a bump on the bead. 

But dating is no longer an easy task. 

The lonely and forsaken can no longer bludgeon helpless victims 
into submission. Webster, or some other genius, introduced die word 
"tact" to the English language, thereby paving a path to "date etiquette." 
Clubbing is no longer polite. People such as Emily Post (whacked one 
too many times we suppose) wrote books on the subject of manners. 

"But how can I possibly get a dale now?" you ask. 

We agree that primal instincts insist we continue with the same 
age-old tradition of beating those we are attracted to. But we con- 
sulted three experts** in the field of dating, and subsequently com- 
piled the following list of five non-violent measures to secure a date in 
our changing society. 

— ^Tt7 communicating with the person. This means talking, grunt- 
ing, or any other accepted means of asking someone out. Listening 
may be a requirement too. 

— Do your homework. That wonderful young philly who sits be- 
side you in history class may know a very large stag from Texas. Also 
remember that the Joker may be a malignant date resource. Despite 
the fantastic character profiles it affords, consider getting a second opin- 
ion from family or friends. 

— Facereality. You may have to pay for the date. Ifyou'regoing 
out for dinner, hunting and gathering is no longer an option, and a 
conscious dale must be fed. 

— Be spontaneous. Hanging by your knees from a tree on the 
promenade, dressed in a Cat Woman suit, may get a "yes" from an 
unsuspecting passer-by. Although similar in technique to thumping 
someone on the head, this practice should be accepted by die year 20{X). 

— Get a degree. This uncommon form of date acquisition is rarely 
used. But after all, we are in college. We might as well be doing 
something while single. Some people have even been known to look 
for this trait in a catch. 

We don't suggest trying all these suggestions at the same time, you 
don*l want to be labeled a player. But used in moderation, these tech- 
niques may land you a big fish. Eventually, dating etiquette will be 
accepted as modem practice, thousands of college students will be get- 
ting dates, and Southern Adventist University will be filled with hun- 
dreds of smiling people (minus a bump on the head). 

•• Special thanks to Geri Haupt, Kimberiy Haupt, and Kerensa Juniper for ihcir 

Grandma's cat— followed by a ram- 
bling request for a date, Suzy says, 
"Like. WHO is this again?" 

Like I said, this is a small list of 

the most common disses, though 
there are undoubtedly many more 
I've not included here. Just remem- 
ber, "Diss not, lest ye be dissed." 

Community Calendar 

Arts & Exhibit 

The Life and Times of William 
Jennings Bryan — Chattanooga 
Regional History Museum, thru 
Oct. 6. 

Pieces of Pa. 
the 1996 Election— Houston 
Museum of Decorative Arts, 
thru October. 

Cliallanooga Jewisli Reflec- 
tions — Chattanooga Regional 
History Museum, thru Nov. 11. 
Echoes and Images of 
Tennessee's Past: Photos by 




Audubon Acre 
Audubon Soci 
a.m.-5 p.m. 
Bennett Bean c 

7d His Place i 



15, 5:30p.m.-6:30p.t 


Ethos Per, 

Museum, Oct. 5-Nov. 3. 
The Wonderful World of 
Walerford— Hunter Museum, 
opening Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 

Snippets from the Collection — 
Chattanooga Regional History 
Museum, Oct. 11-Jan. 26. 
Celebration of Fine Craft— Teit- 
nessee Association ofCraft Art- 
ists, Tennessee River, Oct. 12- 
13, I0a.ra.-6p.m., $5. 
Indian Summer Days at 


Group and 
Fine Arts Center, Oct. 4, 8 p.m. 
Organ/SAU Orchestra Con- 
cert— Collegedale SDA 
Church, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m. 
University Symphony Concerl- 
-UTC, Roland Hayes Concert 
Hall, Oct. 6, 3 p.m. 
Southern Folk Festival— 
Hamilton County Bicentennial 
Committee, Tivoli Theatre, 
Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m., $3; Oct. 
12 from noon- 1 0:30 p.m. along 
Tenn. River, $5: Oct. 13 from 
noon-6:30 p.m. along Tenn. 
River, $5. 


rium, unique dance and percus- 
sion show, Oct. 11-13, 8 p.m. 
Music Workshop with Roland 
Carter — Chattanooga Regional 
History Museum, Oct. 12. II 

Pops Series: A Southern Man 
and His Music— JivoW, Jim 
Wann, Oct. 12, 8 p.m. 
Cynthia Clawson— SAU, 
Collegedale SDA Church, Oct. 
14, 8 p.m. 


Cily of Lost C/ii7dren— Interna- 
tional Film Series, UTC, Oct. 
10-12 at 7:30 p.m. in Grote 
Hall; Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in Rac- 
coon Mtn. Room. 
Ottce Were Warriors — Interna- 
tional Film Series, UTC, Oct 
17-19 at 7:30 p.m. in Grote 
Hall; Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. in Rac- 
coon Mtn. Room. 


National Storytelling Festival- 
-Jonesborough, Tenn., Oct 4-6 
Bii^-A-Soo.'— Creative Discov- 
ery Museum, bug exhibit/activi- 
ties, Oct. 5-31. 

Tennessee 200 "Spirit of Ten- 
nessee " Train — Chattanooga 
Choo-Choo, Oct. 9-12, 8 a.m. -6 
p.m., Oct. 13, 1 p.m.-5p.m. 
Evening at the Museum: The 
Buying and Selling of Human- 
i/.v— Chattanooga African 
American Museum, Oct. 10 7 

Vieiv the Niglit Sky 
Hixson, Oct. 11, 8:30 p 


Gallery Chat — Chattanooga Re- 
gional History Museum, lec- 
tures as part of "Chattanooga 
Jewish Reflections" exhibit. 
Oct. 13 & Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. 
Foliage Photography — 

Greenway Farm, Hixson, Oct. 
15, 6 p.m. -9 p.m., $5. 



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The Official Student Newspaper of Southern Adventist University 

Stray Dog Becomes Local Celebrity 

What's Inside... 



Trash Into Cash, p.2 

Cafe Corrections, p. 3 

I'l I.I. Grants, p. 4 
Pesticides, p. 5 
Students Fast, p. 5 


Take Me Out to the 
Ball Game, p. 6 


Students Emicid. p. 8 
Amazon Nurse, p. 8 


jENNffEB ARnCAS, P. 9 

Gh£gBean,p. 14 


Flag Football, p. 10 

Campaign '96 

3rd District Speak: 


Mars AND Venus, p. 1 

horrorscopes, p.15 
The Back Page 

Community Calendar 

By Melanie Metcalfe 

At the comer of Apison 
Pike and Ooltewah-Ringold 
Road a little stray dog roams 
the streets— at least, he used 
to. A local celebrity after ap- 



V has a home. 

Named "Four Comers" 
by the local business person- 
nel, he always wandered the 
parking lots searching for 
food. When tossed food, he 
would run away without 
stopping for attention. 

On Monday, Oct. 7. 
"Four Comers" was hit by a 
car. He survived, but has a 
broken toe. 

Sophomore Jennifer 
Pester was driving by after 
the accident occurred and 
stopped her car to see if the 
dog was alive. At the same 
time, Kristi Barefoot, an 

Ooltewah resident, stopped A New Celebrity: four Corners, 
to see what had happened. CoUegedale 's newest celebrity and his friend, 

"I figured 1 had better Bill Young, owner of Frame Maker Gallery. 
stop and help the dog or else 

people would have kept hitting 
him," says Pester. She and Bare- 
foot decided they should take Four 
Corners to a veterinarian. The 
clinic kept him overnight after dis- 
covering he had a severed toenail. 
Barefoot paid the $60 vet fee in an 
agreement that Pester would find 
Four Comers a home. 

"We tried going door to door," 
Pester says. "Everyone felt sorry 
for him, but no one could take 

Bill Young, owner of the Frame 
Maker Gallery, was working when 
the accident took place. 

"He is a real legend around 
here," says Young. "He has been 
around here for at least seven 

Young estimates Four Comers 
to be about 13 years old. 

"I saw him every day running 
up and down the street. He always 
seemed to be fairly street-smart," he 

where Four Corners came 

But Pester and Barefoot 
were determined to find this 
little dog a home. Since they 
could not keep him, they asked 
Young to take care of him. He 
has a "soft spot" for dogs and 
said he would be glad to help 

'There is no way I would 
consider putting him back on 
the streets," says Young. "He 
will make somebody a really 
good pet." 

And indeed. Four Corners 
has done just that. After appear- 
ing on the five o'clock news 
broadcast, Channel 12 received 
several calls from people con- 
cerned about Four Corners. 

Sarah Alexander, a Jasper 
resident, was referred to 

"After talking to several 
people, she sounded like she 
would be able to give him the 
best home," says Young. 

Alexander drove an hour-and- 
a-half to pick up Four Comers. She 
brought along a bed, a blanket and 

Young remarked that Four Cor- 
ners is already doing much better 
in his new home. He lives in a large 
house with fifty acres to explore and 
has already become friends with 
Alexander's miniature Doberman 

Southwestern Becomes SWAU 

b\ Rob Hopwood 
First Southern; i 

V Southwest- The official abbreviation for always been known as Soudiera and 

On September 25. the constitu- 
ency of Southwestern Adventist 
College voted to rename the college 
Southwestern Adventist University. 

Despite the similarities between 
Southern's and Southwestem's new 
names, neither school expects con- 

"I don't see any big problems 
with the names," says Southwest- 
ern Advancement Vice-President 
Sharon Leach. The two schools are 
far apart and deal with different in- 
;. she says. 

Southwestem Adventist University 
will be Southwestem, says Leach. 
They have applied to use the acro- 
nym SWAU as an internet address. 
Ron Barrow, Southern Vice- 
President of Admissions, agrees 
with Leach. He says Southem has 

always been 
known as Southwestern. 

Southwestem has been planning 
a name change for years. The pro- 
cess began December 1989 when 

See Cover, page 3 

Southern Accent 

P.O. Box 370 

Colleee(iole,TN 3731S 



October 17, 1996 


Bv Geo/ Greemvoy 

Six months after the 
Hasenbegovic family came 
to America as Bosnian refu- 
gees. Collegedale Academy 
students are writing to the 
United Nations and Bosnian 
authorities, requesting that 
Radojka Gogic. the grand- 
mother, be allowed to come 
to the U.S. 

In April, Dennis Smith, 
Village Market manager, 
and other community mem- 
bers and students agreed to 
sponsor Mr. and Mrs. 
Hasenbegovic and their two 

Bridge Connection, a 
Chattanooga organization, 
helped to physically get the 
family from Bosnia to the 

Before Bridge Connec- 
tion would commit to trans- 
portation costs, they needed 
sponsors for the family. 

So Collegedale Acad- 
emy formed teams. Each 
team focused on a different 
aspect of providing for the 
family's needs until Ihey 
could take care of Ehem- 

The community rallied 
around their cause, says 
LeClare Litchfield, Bible 
teacher and project coordi- 
nator at CA. 

Until someone donated 
a car, CA students taxied the 
family for approximately 
3.000 total miles. 

CA students also held 
fundraisers and bought food 
for the Hasenbegovics. Sev- 
eral people donated furni- 
ture, clothes, a new TV and 

One person paid for the 
seven-year-old son to attend 
third grade at Spalding El- 
ementary. A local physician 
and dentist agreed to pro- 
vide medical services, and 
someone even paid for a 
year of cable TV. so they 
can watch what is happen- 
ing in Bosnia, 

They were into an apart- 
ment within ten days of ar- 
riving, says Smith, and Mr. 
Hasenbegovic had a job at 
C&P Enterprises soon after. 

A representative at 
Bridge Connection says 
they have never seen any- 
one put refugees on their 
feet as quickly as CA did. 

Because of the success, 
however, there is now a new 

"I think it was always in 
the original plan for the 
grandmother to come," says 
Litchfield. But the process 
has been very slow. 

So CA students, di- 
rected by Litchfield and his 
wife, Shelly, started a letter- 
writing campaign, urging 
UN and Bosnian officials to 
allow Gogic to reunite with 
her family. 

On October 7, Smith 
mailed 53 letters: 20 to the 
UN High Commissioner, 19 
to the Belgrade UN office, 
and ten to the Belgrade 
Bosnian Embassy. Eighty to 

100 r 


"We think if there is 
enough support from the 
U.S.. they might let 
Grandma come." Smith 

What does Mr. 
Hasenbegovic have to say 

about his 



"it's very good. When I 
came to start my new life in 
America, many people 
helped me." he says. 

country, and has very nice 
people. 1 have many, many 
friends, and I am very 
happy now. I don't have so 
much money, but enough 
for the bills." 

Mrs, Hasenbegovic is 
interested in working, says 
Litchfield, but she prefers 
that Gogic come first to take 

Bosnian Refugees: The Hasanbegovic family (from left ] 
to right) Biljana, Ddzemal, Sasha. 9. and Damir. J8 

care of their sons. High Commissioner, 

Anyone interested in Brogarice Br. G,. 2 
the letter-writing campaign Split, Croatia, 
can call CA at 396-2124 or 
write to: United Nations 

Environmental Club Turns Trash Into Cash 

by DarUt Laiiterbach 

Students for Environmental 
Awareness Club is asking for re- 
sponsive listeners. They say they 
have many ideas that might change 
the way Southern students view the 

"if Southern gets involved in 
an environmental program, I think 
that it could be -a model to other 
schools," says Senior Charlie 
Eklund, public relations officer for 
the club. 

"Southern needs to really work 
on their waste, especially in the 
cafe," adds Eklund. He suggests 
recyclable carry-outs. 

The easiest way to get South- 
ern students involved is teaching 
them to recycle, says club co-spon- 
sor Dr. Joyce Azevedo. 

Co-president of the club Luis 
Checo is working to get recycling 
bins in all the departments and in 
the Campus Kitchen. 

"For every ton of white paper 

Southern recycles, the school re- 
ceives $148." Checo says. 

The physics department reuses 
their paper as much as possible and 
also has a recycling bin. The com- 
puter room in Daniels Hall has two 
bins, one for colored paper and the 
other for white. The psychology 
and education department have two 
separate baskets as well. 

"We really want to concentrate 
on making the dorm students more 
aware, says Checo. Right now Talge 
Hall has one basket for white paper 
in the office. 

Last year the club sponsored a 
campus-wide environmental con- 
test. Another contest will be held 
next semester. Judges from the com- 
munity choose the most environ- 
mentally safe department on cam- 
Last year judges came from 
Spalding Elementary, Collegedale 
Academy, McKee Foods Corpora- 

tion, Collegedale Post Office and TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority), 
The departments will be judged on wasted lighting, adequate recy-l 

cling receptacles and wasted energy. 

The Environmental Awareness Club meets every Wednesday at 1 p.n 

in the biology department library. Students who have suggestions or ques-l 

tions can come and share their thoughts. 

The club has planned a vespers at Azevedo's house on November 8l 

with a bonfire and soup supper. Everyone is invited. 

YOU Can Help 

— Recycle. Sort out your trash. Separate cans, glass and plas- 
tics from the paper. 

— Conserve water. Don't take really long showers or let the 
faucet run while bmshing your leeth. 

— Always report leaks. 

— Conserve energ>'. Don't leave your air conditioner run- 
ning if not needed. Open a window, instead, and mm the air 
oft" when you leave the room. 

, October 17, 1396 

Food Service Takes Steps To Correct Overcharges 

tby Geof Greenway 

Campus food services are tak- 
|ing steps to stop the occasional 
ivercharges, says Earl Evans, food 
rvice director. 

Tiiey have changed price signs, 
;ld a meeting with cafeteria 
theckers, and double-checked the 
aster price list. 

"I am sure there is a problem," 
; says. "How big it is and how 
Svidespread it is, I can't say." 

Cafeteria hostess Marion 

Blanco puts up the price list board, 

t Evans says she did not have a 

rrent price list until recently. 

"It was not intentional, just a 

nistake," he says. "We make price 

psts and try to hold them for the 

He says when humans are in- 
volved in every part of the food ser- 
;es, chances for error are great. 
A checker can easily hit a 
jvrong key. When a checker is 
pired, he or she has to learn the key 
s and how to add and sub- 

Bcheckers were hired this year, some 
Bdo not know more than the basics, 

s says. 

One person sets up all the reg- 
isters, and each should be consis- 
tent with the price board. But since 
each register is set up individually 
there is room for error. 

"If you have a problem, come 
see us. We'll solve the problem," 
says Evans. "Don't get mad at the 
checkers; they can't do anything 
about it." 

Food service is striving to main- 
tain accuracy, says Evans. At an Oc- 
tober 8 meeting, cafeteria checkers 
reported that less than one in ten stu- 
dents asks for a receipt. The receipt 
is the only proof the cafeteria has 
that checkers are charging the cor- 
rect price, Evans says. 

Dian Bergquist, Campus 
Kitchen manager, has rearranged 
the milkshake signs so they are 
clearer. She says cost was not the 
issue. The CK just spent money on 
new menus to reflect the change of 
Southern College to Southern 
Adventist University, she says. 

Evans also says signs explain- 
ing the potato bar were not dis- 
played as they should have been. 

When Junior Stephen Bralley 

Overcharge or Undercharge ? Junior Nikki Oakley pays 
for her meal at the cafe. Will she be overcharged or under- 

was overcharged for a meal, the 
checker was unable to help him. He 
went to the food services office and 
they credited the difference to his ac- 

But he says he is concerned with 
the big picture. 

"All of those pennies add up. It's 
not the 22 versus 23 cent dinner rolls 
that is interesting: it's the fact that 
all the pennies add up, times the 

number of students, times the days 
of error," Bralley says. 

"We're not trying to rip stu- 
dents off." Evans say. He says he 
tries to keep the staples of the meal 
at low cost, and most servings are 
acmally larger than the prices they 

He, like Bergquist, wants stu- 
dents to have a good experience 
when eating at campus food services. 

Itudent-Produced TV Show Gets Positive Results 

\ by Ashley Wickwire 

The first student-produced TV 

ow at Southern, Searching the 

Scriptures, is "getting very positive 

isponses and serving a real need 

1 this area," says Dr. Volker 

■Henning, executive producer and 

I director for the campus-based show. 

"WOMBA (White Oak Moun- 

in Broadcasting Association) has 

* been very interested in local pro- 
gramming. I saw that a show dis- 
cussing the Sabbath School lessons 
did not exist. 

"It seemed like a good oppor- 

• tunity to develop something that 

^ould give students experience 
/ith the equipment and production 

and would be of service," explains 

Searching the Scriptures is a 30- 
minute broadcast taped "real-time" 
(no retakes or editing) in the jour- 
nalism and communication depart- 
ment. It airs on WOMBA (Chan- 
nels 5 and 26) Fridays at 8 p.m. and 
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. 

The show started as a video 
class project which included five 
pilots last semester. Producer Bryan 
Fowler, a senior media technology 
major, would like to see the show 
go "on-air" instead of just being 

'That would be really easy to 

include, and I think it might reach 
more listeners," he says. 

Searching the Scriptures aims to 
provide an "opportunity to share 
with people a Bible-based, Christ- 
centered practical approach to is- 
sues in their lives," says host and 
religion professor Dr. Ron du Preez. 

At the end of each month, the 
next month is taped in one sitting. 
The format includes a discussion on 
that week's Sabbath School lesson 
and features guests chosen by the 

"I invite people whom I know 
are animated and want to get in- 
volved. We try to include the audi- 

ence in our study, also. Sometimes 
it gets interesting. We aren't 
preprogrammed; we just go with 
the flow," says du Preez. 

The show targets shut-ins and 
people who want another's point 
of view on the lessons. It also pro- 
vides helpful insights for the Sab- 
bath School teachers. 

Henning is "looking forward to 
offering this show to the 3ABN 
programming to be offered to their 
satellite downlinking spots. As 
soon as we have an intro (begin- 
ning) and a tag (ending) that we 
are happy with, we will be going 
with that project." 

Cover, continued from page 1 

they became an accredited Level ID 
chool. Level III schools offer 
! bachelor's and master's degrees. 

n September 1995, 
.Southwestem's board made a rec- 
I ommendation to change their name. 
I The administration then recom- 
• mended a time-table which ended 
this September in a constituency 

"We felt it was important to fo- 

; on geographic and church 

|. afflialion as we considered the name 

change," says Marvin Anderson, 

Southwestern president. 'This is a 

gnificant step, one that requires 

careful thought and responsible ac- 

As part of the process in select- 
a new name. Southwestern 
sought input from alumni, smdents, 
faculty and financial donors. The 
results of the surveys were over- 
whelmingly in favor of Southwest- 
em Adventist University. 

Both universities see positive 
results from changing their names. 
Barrow says being known as a uni- 
versity is an asset in recruiting good 

Life is a boundless priviledge, and when you 1 
pay for your ticket, and you get into the car, 
you have no guess what good company you 
will find there. 

October 17, 1396 

Pell Grants Inoiease Nine Percent as Foim)ing Sen. Retires 


V Win 

move sure to please financial aid 
officers and college students across 
the country, federal education 
spending will increase 12 percent 

The increase was part of the 
fiscal 1997 appropriations bill that 
President Clinton signed into law 
September 30. The bill includes the 
largest Pell Grant in history. 

The President, who has made 
education spending a top priority in 

nounced his intent to sign the bill at 
the September 28 rally in Provi- 

Senator Claibom Pell (D-RI), 
the grant's namesake, appeared with 
the President. 

"This is an education budget 
we can cheer," said Pell, who is re- 
tiring after 36 years in the Senate. 
"It deserves our strong support." 

The Pell Grants provide fed- 
eral funds to lower-income students. 

75 percent of whom are at or below 
the poverty line. The spending bill 
, grant at $2,700, 
if $230 from fiscal 
1996. The bill will also allow the 
government to provide 150,000 ad- 
ditional grants. Consequently, 3.8 
million students will receive a Pell 
Grant next year. 

Pell, who led the fight for the 
grants in 1972, called the spending 
bill "a dramatic and encouraging 
end to this .session of Congress." 

He credited tlie President for 
standing up to those seeking to cut 
education spending. 

"Because of the President's 
leadership and particularly because 
of his commitment to education, 
this increase stands in stark contrast 
to the dire predictions of drastic cuts 
in education programs that marked 
the beginning of this Congress." 
Pell said. 

Students Nationwide 
Graduate with Loan Debt 


,' Wire 

Many American colleges and uni- 
versities are graduating a larger per- 
centage of debtors each year. 

Between 1993 and 1995. the 
volume of government loans made 
to graduate and professional stu- 
dents at all colleges and universi- 
ties increased by an astonishing 74 
percent, according to a study com- 
pleted by the Education Resources 

In 1995, this percentage trans- 
lated to over $7.7 billion worth of 
loans to students, and a surge in 
borrowers from 620,000 in 1993, to 
more than I million in 1995. 

According to Terry Finney. 
University of Arkansas Director of 
Financial Aid, the increase in bor- 
rowing is because more students are 
qualifying for loans. 

"Until four years ago not ev- 
eryone qualified for a Stafford loan, 
and now everyone qualifies for a 
loan," Finney says. 

One of the most troubling sta- 
tistics is that the increase in the 
amount borrowed by students has 
not been matched by falter starting 

"Kids are borrowing more and 
more and more, and their first jobs 
aren't paying more and more and 

more." says Fred J. Galloway, di- 
rector of the American Council of 

This problem is also com- 
pounded by the fact that the first 
payment on some student loans is 
due within six months after gradu- 

For former student loan bor- 
rowers likeJonathanKnight,a 1996 
UA graduate, life has become ex- 
cessively difficult because he is still 

"I had no idea that I would still 
be without satisfactory work, be- 
cause 1 thought 1 would be able to 
go out and get a job right after 
graduation," Knight says. "I have 
to start paying off my loan in No- 
vember, and for me to do that. I'm 
going to have to take a job that will 
make me underemployed with re- 
spect to the fact that I have a col- 
lege degree." 

Studies by the American 
Council of Education also show that 
many students are unsophisticated 
about personal finances when it 
comes to borrowing money. 

"One of the things that [the 
UA] try to do is encourage students 
to keep up with their limits and how 
much they spend," Finney says. 
"What we try to do is have students 

Decline in Pell Grants at SAU 

by Liane Gray 

Southern's Financial Aid Of- 
fice has noticed a slight decline in 
the number of .students qualifying 
for Pell Grants, says Student Fi- 
nance Director Ken Norton. 

The federal government deter- 
mines a students eligibility based 
on the family's income from the 
previous year. Since less students 
are qualifying, the family income 
level of those applying must be 
higher than that of the previous 

"It is a need-ba.sed program," 
says Norton. "The formula is cost 
of education+expected family 
conhibution=aid offered. 

In the 1995-96 school year, 
563 Southern students received 
Pell Grants totalling S405.I94. 

Pell Grants are not the only 
form of federal aid available, how- 
ever. Last school year. Southern 
.students received $3.469..^ 1 1 fi-om 
federal and state funds. Stafford 
Loans accounted for SI. 444,9 1 8 
of that total. The Perkins Loan and 
the Federal Work Study program 
are other examples of federal aid. 
Institutional scholarships totaled 

Most freshmen receive a 
scholarship for either academics, 
leadership or high scores on the 
SAT or ACT, says Norton. 

Other scholarships match the 
money earned by student mission- 
aries, literature evangelists or sum- 
mer camp workers. Church .spon- , 
sorsliips are often matched as well. 

In addition. Southern students 
received $615,219 from endow- 
ment grants These scholarships 
are much more difficult to qualify 

People set up these scholar- 
sliips with specific requirements, 
says Norton. Many times the re- 
cipient is restricted to a certain ma- 
jor or state of residence. The Ap- 
palachian Scholarship is an ex- 
ample. Only students ftx)m the area 
defined on the map as Appalachia 
can qualify. 

Institutional loan funds totaled 
$24,800. Like the endowment 
grants, these loans are given only 
to students who meet the criteria 
detennined by those who set up 
the loan, such as the Caldwell 
Nursing Loan. 

In the 1995-96 school year, 
Southern students received a loial 
of $5,530,149 in financial aid iVniTi 
federal, state, and institutionjl 

According to Norton, the data 
given the finance office by the 
government makes it difficuii lo 
determine the exact number of stu- 
dents represented by that figure 

The average Southern studeni 
received $3,124 in financial aid 
last school year. 

Norton says students can ex- 
pect a slight increase in Pell Gram 
aid because of a new congrcs 
sional legislation. However, cun 
gressional regulation is making ih- 
qualifying process for federal ;n.l 
more difficult. 

Norton advises students nui i> 
borrow unless they have no oiIili 
way of paying for school. 

"Do only what is absoluich 
necessary," he says. '■Borro\s m 
that's the only way lo get yoLn 
degree but not if you don't havi. 

go through a loan counseling session and talk with them to keep them j 
aware of what they're borrowing." 

To combat all the confusion that is associated with student loans, lend- 
ers are encouraging student borrowers to consider their future earnings | 
before going into debt. 

"I never considered my future earnings," says Knight. "I just did what ] 
I had to get through school first." 

Education is what you have left 
over after you have forgotten ev- 
erything you have learned. 

— Anonymous 

October 17, 1996 


Pesticides at U. of Michigan May Threaten 
Students, Faculty 


r Win 

ANN ARBOR. Mich.— Uni- 

ersity students, faculty and visitors 

the University of Michigan cam- 

I pus may be exposed to a chemical 

some studies have found causes 

I long-term memory loss, visual dis- 

on and possible paralysis. 

Professor Thomas Robins. "This 

; sali\ 



chloropyrifos, an organophosphate 

I thai is used in many of the pesti- 
;ides on campus. 

Bruce Donald, the 

[ liniversity's pest control specialist, 
sLiys the University uses 51 differ- 
ent pesticides, six of which contain 

In an article published last 
\ L'iir in the journal Toxicology and 

I hnluslrial Health, Dr. Janette 

I Sherman noted that chloropyrifos 
\ an be expected to exert prolonged 

Also, a report by Dr. Michael 

I Surgan for the New York State De- 
partment of Law cited a case in 
uhich a physician was exposed to 
chloropyrifos after having her home 
exterminated. She soon suffered 
many short-term memory problems. 
"This is just a subjective 
study, and unless it is followed up 

[ by objective testing, it cannot prove 
tha the memory loss was related to 

pihe chemical," says Public Health 
Professor Rudy Richardson, who 

I has done a study on chloropyrifos. 
While different studies conflict 
on the results of minor exposure, 

, many agree that misuse of the pes- 
ticide is dangerous. 

"The major issue is poisoning 

"resulting from very heavy exposure 
to the chemical," says Public Health 

poisonmg can caus 
muscle cramping." 

No cases have been reported 
at the University so far. 

Heavy exposure results from 
misuse of the chemical, such as ap- 
plying it to cafeteria tables and ex- 
terminators inhaling large amounts. 
Robins says day-to-day exposure to 
chloropyrifos has developed head- 
aches and fatigue, but it is hard to 
attribute them to a specific cause. 

Robins says there have been 
some cases in which individuals 
with minor long-term exposure to 
chloropyrifos have developed fa- 
tigue, but it is hard to attribute them 

While the safety of 
chloropyrifos is debated, some ex- 
perts think they have found a safe 

Biological pest control has 
been developing rapidly. Praxis, a 
Michigan-based company, offers 
nontoxic alternatives to pesticides. 

Praxis uses parasitic wasps the 
size of pinheads to attack roaches 
and other insects and drain their 
eggs for nourishment. Also, Praxis 
uses methods such as sticky traps 
and bacteria that compete with the 
insects for food. 

This method is anywhere fi-om 
20 to 80 percent less expensive than 

"I think they should use the 
alternatives, and if they know about 
the possible hazards they should not 
use pesticides on lawns that people 
lie out on," says Senior Latoya Ma- 

PESTicroES And Herbicides Used 
At Southern Aren't Hazardous 

by Liane Gray 

The pesticides and herbicides 
used on Southern's campus are 
not hazardous, says Landscape 
Service Director Mark Antone. 

None contain the controver- 
sial chemical chloropyrifos which 
has caused long-term memory 
loss, visual distortion and paraly- 
sis in some studies. 

Pesticides and herbicides are 
labeled "Caution," "Warning" or 
"Danger." Only one of the herbi- 
cides used by landscaping. 
Paraquat, is labeled "Danger." 

Antone says he is very selec- 
tive in using this chemical. He 
does not allow students to spray 
it. The chemical, however, is not 
dangerous after it dries, and 
Antone makes sure no one walks 
on it untilit is dry. 

The rest of the herbicides used 
are labeled Caution. Roundup is 
used to kill weeds, Fusilade II 
kills grass without killing flowers 
and Pendulum prevents seeds 
from germinating- 

The pesticides are labeled 
"Caution" as well. The pesticide 
called Seven, which kills Japanese 
beetles, is only sprayed on trees 
and plants the beetles attack. 

Orthene, a low-toxic preventive 
pesticide, is used on evergreens to 
kill bagworros. 

Except for Paraquat, which is 
rarely used, the pesticides and her- 
bicides are not hazardous unless 
someone "look them and drank 
them," says Antone. 

Still. Antone is careful to make 
sure that his student workers 
safe. Antone shows them a video 
explaining the procedure and then 
reviews the cautions of each 
chemical they will be spraying. 
Those spraying trees wear masks, 
gloves and long sleeves. 

Antone has looked into bio- 
logical pest control, but does not 
feel it is practical for Southern's 
campus. He says if he could find 
one that would work and was not 
too expensive, he would be happy 



One form of biological pest 
control releases wasps and lady 
bugs to eat the pests on Uie trees 
and plants. 

"Southern's campus is just too 
wide open for that to work." says 
Antone. 'The wasps and lady bugs 
wouldn't be here very long." 

Oklahoma U. Students Fast for Human Rights in Burma 

University Wire 

NORMAN, Okla.— Issues of 
Time and Newsweek didn't come 
regularly to petroleum engineering 

•senior San Sein's house in Burma 
in the early 1990s. 

When they did, articles reveal- 

*ing the human rights violations 
ofthe southeast Asian country's 

.military regime were ripped out. 

"We have one TV station and 
one newspaper," Sein says. "They 

•only tell of how good the govern- 
ment is. There's no freedom of 
speech or expression." 

' Sein. who left Burma in 1992. 
says he wishes the U.S. government 

.will eventually help to free Burma, 
but for now he is grateful for the 
efforts of human rights groups such 

as the Free Burma Coalition and 
Amnesty International. 

"People in Burma don't even 
know how many people are trying 
to help them," he says. 

Several Oklahoma University 
students and Norman residents went 
without food for three days as part 
of an international fast aimed to 
draw attention to human rights 
abuses in Burma. 

The fast started October 7 and 
ended with a potluck dinner on Oc- 
tober 9. Other Burman awareness 
events included a guest speaker, 
nightly vigils and an information 

Burma is ruled by an illegiti- 
mate military regime, the State Law 

and Order Restoration Council, 
which took power through a mili- 
tary coup in 1988.TheSLORC op- 
pressed public cries for democracy 
and killed thousands of protestors. 
Despite losing an election to the 
National League of Democracy in 
1990, the SLORC remains in 

Students say they fasted to in- 
ternalize the suffering faced daily 
by the Burmese people. 

"I think it's important for me 
to remember, on a day-to-day ba- 
sis, what's happening," says 
Rebecca Gamer, film and women's 


says fasting is a powerful way to re 
member the fight for human rights. 

The bulk of 
mankind are 
through life. 

-Thomas Jefferson, 

David Slemmons, OU gradu- 
; and an organizer of the fast. 

October 17, 1996 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game 

"Welcome to the Tigers-Red 
Sox game here at Tiger Stadium, 



by Christina Hogan 

The tantalizing aroma of 
peanuts and popcorn floats through 
the air. 

Pressing through the throng of 
base ball -crazed fans, I locale my 
seat. A shiver runs up my back. 
Whether it's from the cold or the 
excitement, I'm not sure. 

As I wait for the game to start, I 
notice a little girl wearing an over- 
sized baseball cap and holding a gi- 
gantic box of popcom. I remember 
that I was about her age when I was 
introduced to the game of baseball 
on my grandpa's farm in the north- 

Grandpa grew up in the glory 
DAYS OF Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig 
AND Hank Greenberg. He lis- 
tened TO the Detroit Tigers on 

THE radio because IT WAS ONLY 

em wilderness of Ontario, Canada. 

"Christina. Amy, Lisa!" 
Grandpa always called his three 
grandchildren in order by age. "Ev- 
eryone out to the ball field for a 
game! You, too, Ross," he winked 
at my grandma. 

And so began our summer va- 
cation. We knew there was no get- 
ting out of it; Grandpa was deter- 
mined to make baseball players out 
of us one way or another. 

Grandpa grew up in the glory 
days of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and 
Hank Greenberg. He listened to the 
Detroit Tigers on the radio because 
it was the only game he could tune 
into. That's how he became a Tigers 
fan. And he's been hooked ever 

Our "ball field" was a clearing 
in the woods, and we laid down 
sticks or rocks or whatever we could 
find for bases. 

"All right, giris, how 'bout you 

three against Grandma and me?" 
said Grandpa, his light blue eyes 
shining with childlike enthusiasm. 
Grandpa had pitched in college, and 
1 think he had secretly harbored 
dreams of playing in the big 

We got the biggest kick out of 
watching Grandpa pitch. He reared 
back on his right leg, his left leg 
brought up to his chest like the pros. 
He paused for a minute, staring 
down the helpless batter, then let 
loose one of his "fast balls." 

"Sieeerike!" called Grandpa, his 
mouth curling up in a smile, imitat- 
ing the professional umpires. After 
about five strikes, he moved a little 
closer and lobbed the ball towards 

"Keep your eye on the ball. 
Keep your eye on the ball," Grandpa 
said. "Nice steady swing." 

Crack! What a beautiful sound 
to my ears! Grandpa pretended he 
was going to catch it, but then 
dropped the bail, much to my de- 
light. Even though Grandpa gave us 
breaks, he wasn't easy on us. He 
figured we'd never learn if he was 
too soft. 

"Next batter! Batterup!" yelled 
Grandpa. "Couldn't hit a football 
with an ironing board!" he teased 
my cousin Amy. "This batter swings 
like a rusty gate!" We all knew he 
was just joking and laughed along. 

After three outs we were forced 
into the outfield to chase after the 
balls Grandpa hit. 

Later when I played on the soft- 
ball team in high school, I was 
grateful for all the practice stopping 
grounders and catching fiy balls. 

Some evenings we turned on the 
radio to listen to a ball game. 
Grandpa had never owned a TV 
until a few years ago, but somehow 
I think Grandpa preferred listening 
to the games crackle over the radio, 

I huddled around it with 
Grandpa, soaking in every word I 

"It's a curveball, down and 

I heard the crack as the bat met 
the ball. 

"It's a hard line drive to the right 
field comer. They're waving Fielder 
home. He's safe! Tigers lead 3-2." 
the announcer shouted, out of breath 
as if he had been mnning the bases, 

"Grandpa, what's a line drive? 
What's a 3-2 count? What's a sac- 
rifice fly? Why'd the pitcher walk 
him?" My questions came as fast as 
the pitches. 

But Grandpa didn't mind. He 
patiently explained all the mies and 
jargon of baseball to me. 

The strike messed things up, but 





Thanks to Grandpa I can now 
talk baseball with the most learned 
fans and have amazed quite a few 
guys with my knowledge. 

"I remember when I was a boy," 
Grandpa said. "I would msh home 
from school every day to listen to 
the Tigers on the radio. 

"I'll never forget Schoolboy 
Rowe, Wow. Whatta pitcher. They 
called him Schoolboy because'he 
was so young. Only 17 I think. He 
was amazing. Wish I'd kept my 
baseball cards now." 

I enjoyed his memories of the 
"good old days" and wanted to be a 
baseball fan just like him. 

When I was ten. Grandpa took 
my sister, Lisa, and me to our first 
major league baseball game. The 
Toronto Blue Jays, our team, was 
playing the Detroit Tigers, his team. 
It was a cold night in September, 
and I sat next to Grandpa, snugly 
wrapped up in a blanket with my 
hands around a thermos of hot 

With a mischievous look in his 
eye. Grandpa said, "So you think 
the Jays are gonna beat the Tigers?" 

"The Blue Jays are the best team 
in the whole world. The Tigers don't 
have a chance!" I enjoyed this play- 
ful arguing with him as much as he 

"He's out!" yelled the umpire 
when one of the Tigers was tagged 
at home plate. 

"What?" said Grandpa in dis- < 
gust and disbelief. "That man must 
be blind." To the umpire he shouted, 
"He was safe by a mile!" ' 

"Whaddya mean safe?" 1 asked. 
"The catcher had the ball a long , 
time before the mnner ever got to 
the plate." 

Together we clapped at the great • 
plays, hollered for home runs and 
yelled at the umpires. 

The Tigers won. and Grandpa ' 
never let me forget it. Years later, 
however, I was able to brag when , 
the Blue Jays won the World Series 

Grandpa's 69 now, plays on a- 
senior circuit softball team, and is 
just as passionate about the game 
as he was in 1935. despite every- '^ 
thing baseball has gone through. 

"Players from that era stayed on , 
a baseball team for their lifetime," 
he said. "They didn't switch from I 
team to team for higher salaries. ■ 
Baseball was more of a sport than a 
business as it is today. It's lost its I 
luster and excitement." 

Although I hadn't been around I 
in 1935, I had to agree with hir 
The strike messed things up. but I 
true baseball fans (like Grandpa and 
me) will never desert the game. Our»| 
love for baseball runs too deef 

Maybe some players today only 1 
care about getting over $1 million 
a year, but the true, determined.^ 
dedicated player is not extinct. 
Some of them still possess that pure I 
love for the game. 

The blaring of the national a 
them awakes me from my reverie I 
and brings me back to the present." 
True, the bleachers are cold and | 
uncomfortable, but I don't cai 
love this game. 

Somehow I think Grandpa pre- 

1 remember why I fell in love I 
with baseball — the hopes, dreams, 
sweat, tears, pain and triumph — and J 
silently thank Grandpa for introduc- 
ing me to America's National Pas- 

Those familiar organ chords 
sound, and 1 jump to my feet along^l 
with everyone else and, as loud as I 
can, yell, "Chaaarrrge!!" 

October 17, 1396 


Women's Softball Problems Are Real 

I first want to commend you 
on the article "Women's Softball 
Gets No Respect" (Oct. 4 issue). 
It is about time someone spoke up 
on our behalf. I think you raised 
some very valid points and you 
are exactly the right person to be 
writing on this subject because 
you don't have the biases of a 
player. Hopefully some people 
will take notice of your article. 

However, I would like the 
readers to realize ladies" sports 
have started heading in the right 
direction since my freshman year, 
four years ago. In fact, only two 
years ago the ladies did not even 
have an All-Night Softball Tour- 
nament (to date, it is the only tour- 
nament played by the women for 
any of the five non-coed sports 
played at SAU). 

Only through much effort and 
prompting from several softball 
captains did Jaecks even set up the 
tournament. Last year's tourna- 
ment was a success because of his 
hard work and the women's spirit 
to play the game no matter the cir- 

i the I 

, the I 

fields were just as wet. 

And as for women chasing 
"balls that had no fences to stop 
them," please show me ANY 
woman at Southern diat can hit a 
ball to either of the new dimen- 
sion fences. Most "boys" at 
Southern can't even reach the new 

Yes, the problems you ad- 
dressed are real, but you must re- 

We Can't Expect Equal Outcome 

As soon as I read Christina 
Hogan's sports editorial ( Women 's 
Softball Gels No Respecl, Oct. 4, 
1996) I just had to respond to sev- 
eral points she made. 

First off, Rush Limbaugh has 
never advocated unequal treat- 
ment of women, nor was he at All- 
Night Softball. 

Now, on to Softball. While the 
women's field definitely ' 

alize that despite the mud pit, the 
lack of spectators, male pitchers, 
and general lack of respect, we 
had a blast Saturday night/Sunday 
morning. Next year, I would like 
to hear that the women's tourna- 
ment was held on a better field, 
and that more spectators watched 
and supported the ladies. Maybe 
next year the women might even 
have chalked baselines. But no 
matter the conditions, I have no 
doubt that the women athletes of 
SAU will continue to show un- 
matched sportsmanship. 

The last point that you raised 
1 want to address further. Men do 
pitch during our regular and post- 
season with the pretense of "sav- 
ing time." I would like to see the 
women pitch and someday they 
will. But for now, with the men 
pitching, the games do run 
smoothly, and Jaecks, Gary, and 
Grant donated a lot of their time 
this season and should not be 
slighted for volunteering. 

The paper looks great! Keep 
up the good work. 

Julie Gilkeson 
Senior, Physics 

As for the crowds, everyone 
went to the games they wanted to 
see. Is diat die men's fault? An un- 
pleasant fact is that while there are 
many excellent female athletes 
here at Southern, most people 
here will consider male athletics 
more exciting to watch than fe- 
male athletics. That doesn't make 
it less important, however. 

Also, I'm sure the U.S. 
Women's Softball Team is very 
exciting, but they weren't any- 
where near Collegedale that night. 
My point is that everyone, men 
and women, have a right to ex- 
pect equal opportunity, but what 
we can't all expect is equal out- 
Jon Burks 
Senior, Nursing 

Tobacco Should Be Olulavved 

I must take issue with Duane It 
Gang's article in the October 4, 
1996, issue of the Acceni entitled 
'The Tobacco Industry and Govern- 
ment Regulation." 

First. let me say that I strongly 
agree with Gang when he says that 
the real problem with the increase 
in the number of teens smoking is 
the lack of family training. If the 
kids were trained right, in most 
cases, they wouldn't start smoking. 
However, nicotine is a drug. If 
we should not regulate nicotine then 
we might as well stop fighting the 
drug traffiking (we could save mil- 
lions of dollars). Let's legalize pot. 
crack and anything else you might 
like to swallow, shoot, snuff, or in 
some other way introduce into your 

In fact, why is Dole worrying 
about the fact that drug use has in- 
creased during Clinton's term? Dole 
says tobacco isn't addicting? 

However, there is a deeper is- 
sue that we must look at. Ellen 
While speaks directly against to- 
bacco and lumps it together with 
alcohol. How can we, as Bible-be- 
lieving Seventh-day Adventists, 
say we beheve in Ellen White and 
suggest that because it creates jobs 
in Virginia we shouldn't outlaw to- 
bacco? Nicotine is a drug. If we 
shouldn't outlaw it. then why do we 
outlaw stealing, adultery and mur- 

As to the issue about caffeine, I 
agree with Gang when he says that 
it too is a drug. I have heard, (1 
haven't checked to confirm this) 
that in some parts of this county, 
caffeine tablets are sold which pro- 
duce the same effects as cocaine if 
taken in equal doses. Why 
shouldn't die government regulate 
this drug as well? 

Ellen White includes coffee and 

Where's The Religious Page? 

I always appreciate it when my fellow students work hard to contrib- 
ute to our campus. Thank you for your work on the Accent*. I have read all 
of the Accents for this year and missed my favorite part— the religious 
section. What happened? Isn't a page devoted to spiritual news/inspiration 
important on our campus? Thanks. 

Heather Zinke 

In our first issue we didn 't have a religious section because since it 
was the beginning of the year, we had no news to fill the space. However, 
in the following issues we had at least one page — but it's called Spiritual 
Life now. Look for us to continue with a Spiritual Life section infitlure 

Thanks. — the eds. 

tea in her list with tobacco and al- 
cohol. She encourages us to vote 
against them and do all we can to 
get rid of these things in a peaceful 
and appropriate manner. Coffee and 
tea both have caffeine in them so I 
am sure that Ellen White would 
have included soda if they had it 
back then, even though caffeine 
may not be the only problem with 
coffee and tea (by tea we are talk- 
ing about the leaves from the tea 
tree not herbal teas.) There is a dis- 
tinction made for medical uses of 
drugs, though there should be cau- 
tion used in this area as well. Medi- 
cal usage does not include all night 
studying sessions or softball! 

Some of us get a little careless 
at times in these areas, but if we 
were to follow God's plan we can 
be assured we will be better off. 
Praise the Lord for His mercy when 
we do get off track. 

Homer Trecartin. Jr. 
Junior, Theology 


Thank you so much for the two 
pages you dedicated to Jon Walker 
in your last issue of the Accent (Oct. 
4, 1 996). It brought tears to my eyes 
to realize that my good friend was 
appreciated here at Southern and 
will be missed by so many of us. 
Your effort means a lot. To me, it 
shows that you are dedicated to pro- 
viding a well-balanced paper that 
reflects our needs as students of 
SAU. Once again, thanks! 
Daniel J. Warner 


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October 17, 1996 


Call Book Fair Entices Students To Go Abroad 

by Heidi Boggs 

Sabbath. Oct. 12, nearly 300 
students, faculty/staff and commu- 
nity attended the annual Call Book 
Fair. Tlie Student Center teamed 
with brilliant costumes, colorful 
currency and carved game boards 
from several countries. 

"It was a great success this 
year," says Sherrie Norton, chaplain 
office secretary. "We usually have 
about 40 applications turned in at 
the Call Book Fair and we've had 
nearly 60." 

This is the kick-off for the ap- 
plications. Students can turn them 
in until March, Norton says. 

'The greater number of appli- 
cants can be attributed to the direc- 
tors from mission agencies that at- 
tended with booths this year," says 

From the over 700 calls, there 
are not only General Conference 
sponsored mission groups repre- 
sented, other calls come from Inter- 
national Children Care, (ICC). Out- 
post Centers, Inc. (OCI), Adventist 
Frontier Missions, (AFM), English 
Language Schools and Miracle 

"I liked the displays and the pic- 
tures, but the best part of the Fair 

was that you could ask the former 
student missionaries about where 
they went and they were more than 
eager to tell you about the country 
and all the reasons why you should 
sign up to go overseas, " says Pierre 
Scott, a sophomore psychology 

Many students are Intrigued by 
the idea of going as a student mis- 
sionary because they get to experi- 
ence a different culture. Though 
this lends to culture shock they usu- 
ally feel it's_worth it. 

"We took showers from a 
bucket of water standing outside in 
50 degree weather. We used kero- 
sene lanterns at night and had a 
bunk in a cement room but I got 
over the culture shock in three days 
and I had a good time," says Chris 
Knopper who spent last school year 
in East Africa at Kibidula Farm In- 
stitute in Tanzania. 

This year we have 65 students 
in countries all over the world 
Norton says. Southern has continu- 
ously been successful in recruiting 
students to go into mission work 
and has one of the highest enrolled 
of all North American Division col- 

East Africa: In East Afri 
spreading Chrislianity. 

work in tribal village: 

Someday the sun is going to shine down on 
me and some far away place. 

SC Nurse Treats Ticunas Indians In The Amazon 

Warm greetings from the Ama- 
zon! I can hardly believe the time 
is passing so quickly here. Life gotj 
on, though, and about this time of 
year you' re certainly busy with the 
new school year. 

What can I say? I wanted to just 
let you know that Vm still alive 
down here. I hear that new mission- 
aries are arriving everyday into 
Manaus, and I'm anxious to meet 

I'm working in a district on the 
borders of Peru, Colombia and Bra- 

"There are 

worms in the 


e been here about 
half months with Marii, a mission- 
ary from Sao Paulo. When we're 
out on the boat we've been able to 
work with several villages of Indi- 
ans, which has proven to be an in- 
teresting experience. 

The Adventist church has only 
given medial care, but we've been 
invited to one village to teach more 

about health and the family. On our 
next voyage, we'll concentrate on 
the Ticuna Indians and we're ex- 
cited. They speak their own tribal 
language, and consulting can be dif- 
ficult, but most villages translators. 

When I first arrived in Manaus, 
1 was shocked by its moderness. 
Manaus is a different story alto- 
gether. Right now I'm in a city on 
the borders of Brazil, Peru, and 

We have the comfort of home 
here, but life is still different, and 
out in the interior, even more so. 
Going further out into the interior 
feels like going back in time. It's 
easy to tell people to drink lots of 


availability is limited. We'i 
rounded by water full of worms and 
amebas. Vegetables are pretty hard 
to come by and expensive. 

I'm interested in going to an In- 
dian village I was told about, be- 
cause the representative who talked 
to the pastor said now the Ticuns 
have vegetable gardens which are 
rare for this area. He also said that 
the majority of the Indians there are 

There are hardly any vegetar- 

ians, even in the Adventists. Liter- 
ally everyone eats meat, and the 
Brazilian ABC sells little pastries 
with meat inside. It sort of surprised 
me at first. The river is full of fish, 
and the children need to eat. 

I love it out on the River. When 
we're traveling between the differ- 
ent communities I stay busy and see 
lots of people. As a nurse, I have 
the responsibilities of a doctor and 
it's scary. Diagnosing and prescrib- 
ing medicine isn't easy. Sometimes 
it gets to be frijstrating too, when 
we don't have the right kinds or. 
enough of medicine. 
Traveling is the best part - sitting in 
front of the Luyiere just watching 
the world go by. It's a peace I can't 
describe and during those times I 
have plenty of time to think. 

At times I miss being at South- 
ern and being with my friends their. 
I can image all the excitement of a 
new year and all the new people. 
But I'm not sorry I'm here, just 
missing my friends, 

I could go on forever, there are 
so many new things. Give my 
greetings to everyone there and con- 
tinue to keep me in your prayers. 
Love, Laurie Spitovoy 

Write to Laurie at: 


Amazon Mission 
Caixa Postal 1401 
Manaus AMCEP 
Brazil 69057-030 

October 17, 1S96 

Jennifer Artigas: First-generation American 

by Rob Hopwood 

A century ago we accepted 
them, but not today. They are 
scorned by Americans and targeted 

They are immigrants. 

In their zeal to reduce immigra- 
lion-whether legal or illegal- 
Americans forget that they too are 

They seldom look seriously ai 
the positive impact immigration 
can have on society, but more 
important, the impact immigrant's 
children have on society. 

Many are well-adjusted chil- 
dren who are positively contribut- 
ing to their communities and living 
the American ideal. 

One of these first-generation 
Americans is Junior Jennifer 

Bom to immigrant parents in 
1976, Artigas is a model of what 
America longs for: hardworking 
people with traditional family 

As a first-generation American, 
she has established a well-balanced 
life. She comes from affluent, 
hardworking parents who have 
taught her to be a productive 

Artigas' philosophy is that 
people should make the most of 
their lives. This philosophy came 
from a tight-knit family that has 
provided her with the support and 
love she needed to flourish. 

But family, while important, is 
not enough. Artigas" parents knew 
this, and they gave her the most 
important gift they could-God, To 
her this gift is greater than gold. 

This love for God was fostered 
in church. There she learned to 
respect Him and His house. There 
she was taught to sit still and listen. 

Her love for God has stayed 
with her. She relies on Him every 
day for help.One challenge Artigas 
faced with God's help happened 
last summer on a study trip to 

While traveling to a friend's 
house in Austria, she decided to 
stop at a hotel for the night. 
Unfortunately it was full. Forced to 
drive through the pouring rain at 
night, she quickly became lost. 

Knowing she needed to meet 
her friend, she began to worry. 
After praying, she felt impressed to 
stop. She did and fell asleep. God 
knew the directions and the next 
morning Jennifer was in front of 
her friend's house. 

As a child, Artigas loved to 
listen to Bible story tapes. In fact, 
she listened to Aunt Sue and Uncle 

Dan so much she eventually 
memorized the stories. She took 
those tapes everywhere until they 
either melted on the dashboard or 

Not only did she love to listen 
to Bible story tapes, but she loved 
to read. One day while Artigas 
listened to her mother teaching her 
brother how to read from the 
brown, large-print family Bible, 
she said, "1 know how to read." 
She was three. 

Artigas quickly became a 

children the same Bible stories Aunt 
Sue and Uncle Dan taught her. 

Artigas transferred to Milo 
Academy in Oregon during her 

"I think every person should go 
to boarding school at least once in 
their life," she says. While at Milo, 
she continued to expect the best 
from herself and graduated with 

Jennifer enrolled at Pacific 
Union College, but because her 
brother, Bryant, went to Southern 

Born to immigrant parents... 
Jennifer is a model of what 
America longs for: 
hardworking people with tradi- 
tional family values. 

prolific reader of an eclectic mix 
of stories. Her favorites were 
missionary stories. Uncle Arthur's 
Bed Time Stories, and Little House 
on the Prairie. 

In fact, Artigas loved reading 
so much she hid under tables and 
in closets hoping her mother or 
father wouldn't find her. At night 
shehid under her sheets with a 

Artigas began school at home, 
taught by her parents. 

'"It was great." Artigas says. 
She liked home schooling so 
much, she plans on doing it with 
her own children. 

When she was 12 she began to 
miss the social interaction with 
other students and enrolled at 
Weimer Academy. Even though 
she missed the freedom of learn- 
ing at home, she liked a structured 

During her high school years, 
Artigas reached out. She reached 
out to her community, touching 
the lives of others. She played the 
piano during weekly visits to the 
local nursing home, and cleaned 
her neighbors' homes. 

Wanting to share Christ's love 
with others, Artigas traveled to 
Mexico several times as a mis- 
sionary where she helped to build 
a school and church. The realities 
of the Third World hit her. 

She joined a medical team to 
help the Mexicans, and after a hard 
day's work, she taught the 

College, she transferred. She says 
she and her brother have always 
been close. 

Instead of playing with dolls. 
Artigas played with her brother's 
matchbox cars. This started a 
lifelong relationship that grew. 

They competed on the same 
swim team in high school, and 
Artigas won several awards. One 
day they decided to open a bike 
shop. While Bryant fixed the bikes. 

Artigas sprayed them with WD-40. 
Artigas was taught to work and 
handle responsibility at an early 
age, but work was not a chore. 
Artigas saw it as a way to get what 
she wanted. 

She baked bread, made cookies 
and grew Alfalfa sprouts, selling 
them to earn money. The money 
she earned supported a ski and 
travel addiction. Her love of travel 
has taken her to almost every stale. 
South America, Mexico, the Cay- 
man Islands, Europe and Canada. 

Sitting next to Artigas, her 
mother beams, saying over and 
over, "She was always a good giri." 
Artigas learned these responsi- 
bilities and valuesfrom her immi- 
grant parents who came to this 
country seeking a better life. A life 
they achieved through hard work. 
This is the American dream and 
tliis is Artigas' reality. 

I shall know but one 

country. The ends I 

aim at shall be my 

country's, my God's, 

and Truth's. I was 
born an Amci 
will live an An.^. ...... 

I shall die an 

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October 17, 1396 

Southern Flag Football 

Kens Football 

by Anthony Reiner 

It may be only the second week 
of this year's flagball season, but 
the biggest game of the year may 
have already occurred. On 
Wednesday, October 9, Peterson 
upset Evans, the faculty team. 
Evans had been unbeaten for the 
past three seasons, but the skill and 
speed of Peterson proved too 

Evans jumped out to an early 
lead, but Peterson quickly bounced 

back, taking a 20-13 lead at half- 
time. They never looked back and 
won by a score of 52-27. They 
were able to keep quarterback 
Evans and halfback Carlyle 
Ingersoi! under control. With Jus- 
tin Peterson and Craig Johnson as 
quarterbacks and Eric Molina at 
halfback, Peterson's offense re- 
peatedly marched down the field 
to score touchdowns. 

Below are listed what we at the Accent belie 
uns in both "A" and "B" leagues. 

) be the four best 

"A" League: 

1 . Peterson — A tremendous team 
led by the three players mentioned 
above. They have few weak- 
nesses and should finish the sea- 
son undefeated. 

2. Evans — A perennially stacked 
team. Quoting a former Accent 
sports editor, "should be investi- 
gated for NCAA recruiting vio- 
lations." Tlie loss to Peterson will 

their only one this season. 

3. Dunkel— Best team in the rest 
of the league behind the two pow- 
erhouses. Eric and Jason Dunkel 
and Jeff Lemon are the backbone 
of the team. Will be more dan- 
gerous in future season as they 
gain experience. 

4. Roshak— -Lack of a QB is their 
most glaring weakness, but good 
speed and experience should keep 
the competitive. 

"B" League: 

1 . Dean — Top team due in a large 
part to the speed of Rodriguez and 

2. Carlos — Excellent speed of 
DesAmours and consistent pass- 
ing from Carlos lead a superb 
team. Could challenge Dean. 

3. McNulty — Improving team 
lead by halfbacks Jones and 
Pleasants. Lack of speed on de- 
fense could cause problems. 

4. Affolter — Veteran leadership 
and good speed a part of this fine 

Flag football 
standings covered 

All-Night Softball: The champions of the all-night sofiball tu»,.,^„ 
(From left to right) Top Row: Tom Roberts, Troy Walker, Orlando 
Hernandez, Gram Wolters, Bruce Norman, Andrew Moreno. Orlando 
Lopez, and Robbie Valentin. Bottom Row: Ty Walker. Cam Unde. and 
Alvin Payne 

WouENS Football 

by Stepha, 

? Gulke 

Once again there is a scandal 
on campus where women's sports 
is concerned. This time it involves 
flag football. 

Flashes of color jet down the 
field, flags are snatched time and 
again, and footballs soar through 
the air. So what's the problem? 

It is who's throwing those foot- 
balls for the women. 

If you are on Julie Gilkeson's 

if you're on Yuree Kim's team it 
just might be ... a boy! 

That's right. What has been 
common on many Adventist cam- 
puses is, for the first time that many 
can remember, happening at 

Women's football is being 
quarterbacked by men. 

How do the participants feel 
about this? The answers differ. 

"I think the games go faster," 
says captain Heidi Ingersoll. 
"More passes are made and there 
are better chances of making 
touchdowns. Plays are more con- 
sistent, and there's more action. I 
think it's OK." 

Gilkeson disagrees. "I'm 
against it. This is women's sports, 
lowers the respectability. But 
then I'm biased; I'm a quarterback 
and I want to play. If a guy does 
it, then a girl can't and has to sit 
out. Ijusl don't see the point." 

"It's no like we're going to 
make any flaring touchdowns ei- 
ther way," says one captain. 
"We're Just out there to have fun. 
We're not playing other schools or 
anything. What's the big deal? Is 
this women's football or not?" 

Captain Brittany Affolter sees 
both sides, "I like the idea of the 
guys quarterbacking. Maybe we 
can learn more about plays etc., but 
I don't want it to be like softball 
where 'girls can't do it.'" 

Many argue that the games run 
smoother when the men quarter- 
back. They are played at a quicker 
pace, and there are simply not 
enough women that could quarter- 
back to fill all of the quarterback 
spots on the teams. 

Some women find the last 
to be a bit shaky. When 

an unofficial survey was con- 
ducted, seven different quarter- 
backs were found between only 
three of the teams this sea 
which is enough QB's for r 
than one per team. But one has to 
wonder what constitutes a quarter- 
back in the minds of those claim- 
ing to be one. 

"We asked for men to be quar- 
terbacks," says Christy Ertel. 'The 
games just weren't moving fast 
enough. There wasn't a lot of a 
tion. I like the idea; it gives mo 
girls a chance to catch and run the 
ball and actually play competi- 

But how do men feel about it? 

"It's a girl's team," says one 
Sophomore Talge resident. 
"What's up with that? It's lame." 

"You'll get more girls in- 
volved," counters senior Craig 
Johnson. "How many girls can 
throw the ball more than 20 yards 

"Pretty soon, they'll replace all 
of the girls with men," s 
Sophomore Jefi^ Hocking. "Will 
that be a fast enough pace?" 

Nonetheless, the questions 

fair to the ' 

I of 

Southern to have to sit out while a 
male plays their position? 

Is it fair competition when 
some teams play with a male quar- 
terback making the calls and 
throwing the passes, while others 
have a female at that position? 

Will it be more informafive, 
fast pace, or smoother with guys 
playing a major position in 
women's football, or will the 
women of Southern find it degrad- 
ing and less inclusive of the whole 

The answers are as varied i 
the women who play the sport. No 
solution is clear cut, and no quar- 
terback is perfect, whether it be a 



What is a constant is that 
women go out to the field to re 
lease a little stress, have some fur 
meet new people, and to excel a 
something they love. But when 
that isn't happening anymore then 
something is wrong. 

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October 17, 1996 

Candidates For Third District Speak For Assemblies 

Incumbent Zach Wamp Seeks Re-Election 

hy Andra Armstrong 

With Tennessee's third district 
congressional election less than a 
month away Republican incumbent 
Zack Wamp spoke at assembly Oc- 
tober 10. 

Many students say they enjoyed 
Wamp's assembly because he spoke 
less than his opponent. Chuck Jolly, 
and answered more questions. 

"1 enjoyed the interaction be- 
tween the students and Wamp," says 
Senior Monica Delong. 

"Wamp actually answered the 
questions lo the satisfactory of the 
majority of students." says Junior 
Luis Gracia. "Jolly never answered 
the questions; he somehow tied the 
answers in with his piatfomi." 

Though some students enjoyed 
his speaking style, they thought his 
manners could have been better. 

"He was a much better speaker 
than Jolly," says Senior Avery 
McDougle. "but he was rude in my 
opinion. He reverted to name call- 
ing when I asked him a question 
about student loans." 

"Wamp was a more dynamic 
speaker, but he beat around the 
bush," says Freshman Carl Schmid. 
"It seemed like an insult the way he 
answered Avery. He didn't provide 
facts to back up his argument." 

Wamp says the Republican 
Congress has a very good record of 
increasing education funding. 

"The record shows that we have 
increased education funding at ev- 

ery single level." says Wamp. "I 
voted to increase student funding by 
4.9 billion dollars two weeks ago." 
Wamp says Congress did not cut 
student loans, though they did cut 
the 1 billion dollars in administra- 
tive programs. He calls the 
Democrat's argument about Repub- 

commitment to education "very 

He believes the state and fed- 
eral governments should play dif- 
ferent roles in the education process 
"I think we need to take primary 
and secondary education and give 
the state and local government the 
most responsibility in that area," 
says Wamp. "The federal govern- 
ment should have a role at higher 
education through college loans and 
research development agreements." 

As for school vouchers, Wamp 
says he is for school choice and sup- 
ports school vouchers for inner-city 
schools in a Washington. D,C.. pi- 
lot program. 

Wamp also defended his poor 
environmental record. He says that 
when elected, he was surprised to 
discover that Chattanooga Creek 
was one of the most polluted in the 
southeast. He says he has worked 
hard to reverse that. 

"During my first two years, we 
added it to the national priorities list 
site," says Wamp. "Now we have 
work being done. Over the next 10 

Freshman: As a freshman member of the }04ih Congress 
Zach Wamp is repsected among his collegues and oppo- 
nents. Wamp hopes to gel re-elecled this November and 
return to Washington for two more years. 

years we ought to make significant 
progress in cleaning up." 

Environmental sites have to be 
added to the national priorities list, 
the top listing of superfund sites, to 
receive funds for clean up. 

On October 3 Jolly told students 
he wanted to see an end to tobacco 
subsidies. Wamp says he already 
has a record of cutting subsidies. 

"1 not only voted to cut tobacco. 

I voted to cut peanut subsidies and 
sugar subsidies," says Wamp. "I 
was the only Republican in the state 
of Tennessee to vote against the 
entire Farm Bill." 

Wamp says his top priorities in 
the next congress are to "reform the 
tax code and give targeted tax re- 
lief to the American people and to 
preserve and protect Medicare be- 
cause it's going bankrupt." 

Local Attorney Bids To Upset Incumbent Wamp 

by Andra Armstrong 

Democrat congressional candi- 
date Chuck Jolly spoke about Med- 
icaid and welfare at his campaign 
assembly at Southern on October 3. 

Some students called it boring 
and thought he allowed little room 
for student questions. 

"I didn't care about what he was 
talking about." says Sophomore 
David Leonard. "Maybe if 1 was 60 
I would. He didn't reach out and 

"I though he was a nice guy, but 
he wasn't dynamic," says Freshman 
Billy Gager. "His speech was too 
long and didn't concern our inter- 
ests. There wasn't enough time for 
question and answer." 

History professor Ben 
McArthur says Jolly's message 
seemed generic. 

"Jolly came in and kind of gave 
his stump speech," says McArthur. 
"He didn't seem to connect with the 

audience except on the student loan 

Other students did respond posi- 
tively, though. 

"I liked Jolly's presentation," 
says Junior Tina Segur, "because he 
asserted his viewpoints without at- 
tacking the student asking the ques- 

Jolly won applause for his 
stance against school vouchers and 
his pledge to increase funding for 
student loans. 

"I'm going to do my utmost to 
restore the 10 billion dollars worth 
of administrative programs in stu- 
dent loans because they are an in- 
vestment in your future," says Jolly. 

Jolly says the Republican-con- 
trolled Congress is making it more 
difficult and expensive for students 
to obtain student aid under recent 
changes. Students must now go off 
campus to get federal loans through 

banks and financial i 

"It costs students more and is 
essentially more cumbersome." 
says Jolly. "People have estimated 
there will be thousands of dollars 
of additional expense per student 
and per family in processing for stu- 
dent loans." 

Jolly thinks a Democratic ma- 
jority can regain control of the Con- 
gress and restore the student loan 
program . 

"I think what your seeing is a 
recognition that all the elements of 
the Contract with America were not 
revealed, and some of the agenda 
items are now coming out and be- 
coming clear to the American 
people," says Jolly. "I think there's 
going lo be a rejection of the values 
that were implicit in the actions of 
this Congress." 

Jolly adds that he supports the 
new College Democratic Club at 


"I'd be delighted to be of assis- 
tance and help them frame some 
issues so they can understand some 
of the basic differences between the 
parties," says Jolly. "I think a lot of 
college students know how their 
mom and dads vote, but they really 
haven't thought through what they 

Jolly thinks exposing college 
students to the Democratic ideals 
will benefit the party. 

"Ideas like a cleaner environ- 
ment, educational opportunities, 
and making sure we take care of 
those who have no ability to take 
care of themselves," says Jolly. 
"College students pretty much sup- 
port these Democratic principles." 

Jolly says he is endorsed by the 
Sierra Club and enjoys walking the 
Southern biology trail with his wife. 

October 17, 1996 



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Classic Cuisine With Greg Bean 

by Jim Lounsbury 

Unless you've done lime in the 
third-floor cubicles of Mabel Wood 
Hall or sampled the ambiance of 
The Grille al Eagle Bluff, you may 
not know Mr. Greg Bean. With di- 
verse musical interests that range 
from jazz to blues to soft classical 
accompaniments. Bean's life is a 
classical cuisine of music with fine 

Bean developed a love for gui- 
tar at an early age. He described 
high school as a time when he first 
explored an interest in guitar. 

"1 wanted to play in a rock and 
roll band," says Bean. "My friends 
and I would play in the basement 
like everyone does." At that time. 
Bean played electric bass. 

In those younger years. Bean 


Zepplin, The Rolling Stones, Eric 
Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. These 
musical groups of the mid-twenti- 
eth century intensified his desire to 
play the guitar. 

After finishing his last two years 
of high school in Atlanta, Bean en- 
rolled at the University of Tennes- 
see. A short reach for a degree in 
marine biology ended when he re- 
alized the amount of math classes 
required, so Bean became a music 
major. He signed up for a classical 
guitar class because it was the only 
one offered, and soon, his taste in 
music changed. 

"My taste in music has deep- 
ened, not mellowed," says Bean. 
"That's why I enjoy classical mu- 
sic." Bean's favorite musical venue 
(of late) includes recitals, sym- 
phonic pieces and chamber music. 
Bean's repertoire of guitar music 
reflects this deep appreciation for 
sweet sound. 

As Bean developed a reputation 
as an accomplished guitarist, his 
musical opportunities grew. Bean 
first taught guitar lessons at SAU 
(then SC) in 1980-81, and has 
taught here ever since. Teaching at 
Southern opened up opportunities 
for Bean to play with other musi- 
cians and established his career as 
a professional musician, 

In that professional career Bean 
thrives. He has played in the Chat- 
tanooga Symphony Orchestra. 
flute/cello/guitar trios, and an Irish 
traditional band. 

Composing original music has 
been a hobby of Bean's and he has 
dabbled in the art. 

"Writing music is a learned 
skill, just like playing an instru- 
ment." Bean stated, "You've got to 
have practice to write well." Al- 
though he hasn't written much of 
his own music. Bean says he could 
entertain himself for "hours a day. 
weeks on end, just composing new 
and unique music." 

An appreciation for great mu- 
sic is one Bean wants to pass on. 
As a single parent, he encourages 
his son, Ryan, to develop his musi- 
cal talents. 

"Ryan and I are close," says 
Bean, "and he said he wants to be a 
classical guitarist like his dad." 
Greg Bean — the family man — en- 
joys the time Ryan and he spend 
together, and wouldn't mind if 
Ryan's aspirations came true. 

Recently, Bean's reputation led 
him to a job at The Grille at Eagle 
Bluff. He was called by the former 
owner/manager of The Grille and 
asked to play classical music dur- 
ing the evening meal. This neigh- 
borhood golf-course clubhouse fea- 

ent nights of the week. 

Managed by a chef who pro- 
vides great cuisine. The Grille hired 
Bean to Uven up the Thursday night 
meal. To accomplish that task. 
Bean selects his music carefully. If 
Italian food is being served, he 
plays music by Italian composers, 
if French cuisine is the specialty, 
then French music is played, and 

The repertoire and creativity of 
Greg Bean is exemplified in his 
solo performances at The Grille, 
and his musical background is evi- 
dent in his thoughtful portrayals of 
classical composers. 

If you are looking for a date 
idea, or would enjoy sampling 
some classical guitar over dinner. 
Greg Bean plays at The Grille at 
Eagle Bluff every Thursday night 
from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Take 1-75 
South to North 153 and follow the 
map to The Grille. Take time to 
relax, get away from studies and 
enjoy classic cuisine with Greg 

Touch of Class: Greg Bean, a classical guitarist, perfonns every Thurs- 
day from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at The Grille at Eagle Bluff Golf Club 

Music hath caught a higher pace than any virtue that I know. It is the arch -reformer: that 
hastens tlie sun to its setting— it invites him to its rising; it is the sweetest reproach, a mea- 

I October 17, 1996 



by Rebecca Howell 

Anyone who has read John Gray's book entitled Men are from Mars. 
Women are from Venus knows that there is an inherent disparity be- 
tween the sexes. We agree. These differences have never been more 
true than in the case of Talge and Thatcher residents. Because Johnny 
wasn't here to make the observations, we did it for him: 

Thatcher Rooms 

• Everything matches! (comfort- 
ers, sheets, cushions, pillowcases, 
curtains, mini-blinds, end-table 
covers, shelving paper, decorative 
boxes, bath towels, hand towels, 
waslirags, soap, china patterns, 
journals, notebooks, pencils, etc.) 

Each room has its own personal 
fiagrance. It's a veritable paradise 
of potpourri, petunias and per- 

• Every room has a shrine of por- 
traits. This gallery showcases 
friends, family, and people they 
have known for years (except ex- 

• Women take great pains to in- 
sure the cleaniness of their carpel. 
Meticulous vacuuming and de- 
odorizing is a daily ritual. 

• Most rooms resemble an African 
game reserve, complete with a 
fuzzy plethora of stuffed animals. 

• The bathrooms within have been 
cleaned to the molecular level. 
Women will hunt down each indi- 
vidual germ cell — and make them 

• As a small disclaimer — we realize there a 

out there who fall into the right-hand column, and v 


Talge Rooms ! 

• Talge rooms are a confusion of 
plaid, stripes, burlap, sports tetmisj 
PVC pipe, lumber, and varying mo-' 
tifs. High-powered electronics are 
usually the central theme in any 

e from the 
rooms in Talge Hall could be de- 
scribed as a potpourri of sweat 
socks, mildew, and B.O. I 

• These rooms may not contaii 
traits of loved ones, but they have 
posters of those we'd like to love. 

• What? We have carpet 

• Men's rooms also have a vast col- 
lection of animals, except ours art 
alive. These nocturnal creatures 
(cockroaches, rats, spideru, etc) feed 
off the moldy pizza crusts beneath 

• Those few men who are entrusted 
with a bathroom of their own, clean 
it with a single sheet of Brawny and 
any spray bottle within reach (il 
may be 409. it may be hair spray) 


You're busy this 


th creating new pathways. You're reorganizing your 
new people, new projects and goals. You discover 

things you didn't previously know; for example, YES. the cafe DOES 


You. too. are going through changes this month. You've recently changed 
your major and you'll spend most of the month finding a way to explain 
to your parents why in your junior year you decided to change from pre- 
med to a industrial technology major. 

Visionally challenged: 

You've had a rough time recently, but you'll find things will be better if 
you think positively! Because looking at life tlirough rose-colored 
glasses can help you psychologically. So tell yourself that you DIDNT 
have four bad hair days in a row. and you DIDN'T get a 41 percent on 
that test, and that you DIDN'T sleep through your 8:00 class. COULD work. On second thought, you could just check 
into the infirmary for a few days. 

Freckled Faced People: 

An amazing opportunity is soon going to be presented to you. You can 
either take advantage of it, or you can spend your weekends reorganizing 
your closet, cleaning out your bird cage, reading to your fish, or picking 
the lint out of your pockeis. It's up to you. No pressure. 

Straig-ht **f" Students: 

Expect and action-packed month. Don't neglect your studies, however, 
or on graduation day you'll be standing in lint 


Charm is your specialty this month. You're persuasive 
Even that professor in your hardest class can be won over But be care- 
ful; anything more than an apple and he or she may catch on! 

Vertically Challenged: 

It's time to get into ge;ir. You've been doing homework at the last minute. 
sliding into the cafe just as the lines are closing and leaving your dorm at 
7:55 a.m. for your 8:00 class at Brock Hall. Try getting to bed before 
midnight, and lay off the partying until you gel more settled into your 


Romance is in the air for you. Someone you've been admiring from afar 
will ask you on a vespers date, much to your delight, if you play your 
cards right, this could be your Romeo. Good luck! 


You're in luck! Your financial situation will improve over the month, 
thanks to friends and family at home donating to your "I'm-a-poor- 
college-student" fund. And you thought you were going to have to give 
plasma AGAIN this month. 

Brown eyed People: 

You're organized and efficient (as usual) and that's good, but you need to 
relax a little bit. Just because your roommate is a total slob doesn't mean 
you need to point out that the bananas on his desk are black and his 
socks on the floor should be disposed of as toxic waste. Just relax and 
maybe get crazy and doodle on a page in your day-timer. 

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'I am tired of turning tlie other cheek." 

(refeiring to tin 
talent show) 

We want to hear from youl 

Send your ideas to 

S^gF^^^j^i f^ November 1, 1S96 

issue no. 5 The Official Student Newspaper of Southern Adventist University volume 52 

I Students Battle in Local Presidentul Debate 

What's Inside.. 

Flu Shots, p 
New Phones 
MacLab Upe 

Home Page Class. 

Campaign '96 

Get Out and Vote, pJO 



The Back Page 

Community Cali 

Serious Issues: Cluirla Sieinhice {left) 

Presklent Avery McDoiigk fright) in their battle in tliefii 

Communication Club Debate. 

Passionate Issues: Republican Club Vice-President Todd 
McFarland (left) and Hamilton County Republican Gerald 
McConnick fright) take on their Democratic cotmterparls in 
heated debate. 

by Jason Garey 

On October 28, the Communi- 
cations Ctub sponsored a political 
debate between the Democratic and 
the Republican parties for the stu- 
dents of Southern. 

This debate, coordinated by 
Communications Club president 
Stephanie Gulke was designed to 
educate students on the issues of the 
presidential candidates. 

"We wanted to do something 
mind-stimulating instead of just 
playing games," says Gulke. 

At the door Gulke and helpers 
passed out political stickers and 
pads of paper to the det'fe^ watch- 
ers so. they could write down ques- 
tions. The Republicans generally sat 
on the right side of the auditorium, 
while the Democrats sat on the left. 

The Democrats were aided in 
their supporl'aboui five n 

the program by "The Arkansas 
Travelers," a group of personal 
friends of Bill Clinton. These 42 
residents of Arkansas have been 
traveling through Tennessee and 
Kentucky campaigning for their 
friend Bill Clinton. 

"We are here to answer ques- 
tions and to encourage people to get 
out and vote for Bill Clinton and the 
Democratic ticket," said Sheila 
Bronfman, the coordinator. 

"We have an assembly every 
year, but this year we wanted to do 
son'iething out of the ordinary. 
When we got the idea for the de- 
bate we called the different paity 
headquiirters downtown, and they 
gave us the names of Charles 
Steinhice and Gerald McCormick," 
says Gulke. 

These two men aided our stu- 
dent debaters and participated in the 
debate. They brought a comical but 
professional attitude to the debate, 
displayed through their jokes and 
thorough research. Todd McFarland 
and Gerald McCormick represented 
the Republican Party, while Avery 
McDougle and Charles Steinhice 
represented the Democratic Party. 

Each party was given an open- 
ing and closing slaleinent. but the 
main source of questions for the 
debate came from the crowd of over 
a I50students and visitors who had 
gathered to see these two rival par- 
ties clash on the issues. 

Many questions arose such as, 
"How can you justify Bill Clinton's 
largest tax increase in America? Did 

-see Cover, page 3 

Proposed Hamilton Co. Sales Tax Will Affect SAU 

/^\' Robert Hopwood 

Almost every student knows 
Bob Dole and President Clinton are 
campaigning to become America's 
next president. 

But few students are aware of a 
local referendum which, if passed, 
will increase the price of everything 
purchased in Hamilton County. 

The referendum asks Hamilton 
County voters if they want to raise 
the local sales tax by half a cent to 
8 1/4 percent. 

"1 really don't know anything 
about it," says junior history and 
English major Tony Spangler. He is 
not alone. 

If approved, half the tax revenue 
will be used for education and the 
odier half will go to the local gov- 

ernments where the tax is collected. 
Collegedale would get approxi- 
mately $68,726 a year after half is 
set aside for education, says 
Hamilton County Auditor Bill 

Not all students are happy with 
the idea of raising the sales tax. 

"1 hate sales tax because it in- 
creases the cost of everything you 
buy," says freshman general stud- 
ies major Edwin Fisher. 

Southern Accent 

P.O. Box 370 
Collegedale, TN 37315 

But sophomore broadcast jour- 
nalism major Rulhie Kerr sees a 

"It's not that bad of a deal be- 
cause Tennessee has no Income 
tax." she says. 

Students pay sales tax on every- 
thing they buy, including cafeteria 
food and school supplies, says ac- 
counting office secretary Onieta 
Turner. The only exception is text- 

see Taxes, page 3 




November 1, 1996 

Federal Law Requires Universities To Compile Crime LogJ 

hy Stephanie Thompson 

Tennessee law and now federal 
law requires thai colleges and uni- 
versities with security departments 
compile a daily log of crimes. 

it also requires that those 
records be made open to the public. 

Southern annually publishes 
these figures in a brochure entitled 
Your Safety. According to this bro- 
chure, the crime figures for the 1995 
calendar year are down in all areas. 
The 1996 figures are due in Janu- 
ary or February of 1997. 

The need for the Federal Stu- 
deni Right-to-Know and Campus 
Security Act is strong. Surveys and 
statistics show that rape and assault 
are commonplace as are vandalism, 
larceny and burglary. 

The viciimization and murder of 
Jeanne Clery didn't affect just her 
family. Il has. in some way, affected 
every college and universit>' student 
in this nation. 

Compelled by the death of their 
daughter. Howard and Connie Clery 
founded Security on Campus. Inc., 
a national violence-prevention or- 
ganization based in King of Prussia, 

This corporation, founded in 
19S7, has been the driving force 

behind several federal laws and nu- 

merous state laws that promote and 
protect student victims' righls. 

The Federal Student Right-To- 
Know and Campus Security Act of 
1990 requires all colleges and uni- 
versities to report campus crimes to 
students and prospective students. 

Jeanne Clery chose the univer- 
sity she attended over another be- 
cause of its supposedly safer atmo- 

Her mother discovered during 
the trial that numerous other violent 
crimes had occurred the previous 
year at that university. 

Part of a proposed amendment 
to the Open Campus Security Act 
is borrowed nearly word for word 
from Tennessee's state law. 

Daniel Carter, Regional Vice- 
President of Security on Campus, 
says "actually, in some ways the 
state law is stronger than the fed- 
eral law." 

Garter, based in Knoxville, adds 
that Security on Campus, Inc. is fo- 
cusing on discipline committees. He 
says some schools are not report- 
ing crime that goes through their 
discipline committees. 

Access to this information is 
necessary, he says, "so that students 
and parents can make informed de- 

cisions regarding ; 

"What we didn't know cost c 

rity and daughter her life." says Clerys 
e trying to find 

mother. "What v 

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Health Services Now Provides Flu Vaccines 

By Tina Segnr 

How can you avoid the misery 
of fever, chills, headache, cough, 
sore throat and possibly 10-14days 
worth of unfinished homework? 

Health Services now offers flu 
shots to protect students against the 
approaching flu season. 

Eleanor Hanson, director of 
Health Services, says only 21 shots 
have been given to students outside 
her office. She'll offer ihe vaccine 
until spring, but warns that if siu- 

they should get the injection now. 

The flu season is expected to hit 
earlier this year. She recommends 
getting the vaccination before 
Thanksgiving Break, the time when 
students go to the four comers of 
the earth and bring the virus back 
with Uiem. Thanksgiving begins the 
season of changing weather condi- 
tions, increased consumption of 
sweets and decreased amount of 

"When they come back from 
Christmas vacation, watch out!" 
says Hanson. 

According to the U.S. Depart- 
ment of Health & Human Services, 
Influenza (the flu) can make people 
of any age ill. Although most people 

Ouch! A student 
slaught of flu 

are only ill for a few days, others 
get seriously ill, requiring hospital- 
ization. Thousands of people even 
die each year from influenza-related 

Several students say they don't 
need the shot because they just 
aren't sickly people. Some say they 
just don't feel like it and don't know 
enough about it. The majority of 
these students do believe Ihe vac- 
cine probably does work, though. 

Senior Scott Guptill and Sopho- 
more Jeremy Arnall don't believe 
the painful injection is worth it. 
They would rather take their 
chances with the flu. Guptill says 
he just doesn't have a strong enough 
belief in the vaccine to get irrunu- 

"l need an excuse to skip 
classes every once in a while," says 
Sophomore Zach Gray with a grin. 
"What's worse, history class or the 


Junior Ashley Wickwire got the 
flu last year and decided a vaccina- 
tion was worth it. She got immu- 
nized approximately one week ago, 
denying any pain except a slightly 

According to the U.S. Depari- 
ment of Health and Human SlT- 
\ices, a vaccinated person recci^o^ 
immunity in approximately 4-'> 
weeks. The vaccination begins im- 
munizing in 1-2 weeks and continu- 
ally build.s resistance to the disease- 
Protection usually declines within 

Because Sophomore Amy 
McDonald got vaccinated against 
Influenza last year, she avoided the 
flu. She renewed her immunization 
about a week ago and says her arm 
was a "tad bit sore for a while, but 
not too bad." 

The vaccination is $8.00 and 
can be charged to the studeni's 
school bill. 

November 1, 1596 

New Phone System Promises Fewer Busy Signals 

hv Geojfrey Greenway 

Tired of constantly busy phone 
lines at Southern? Tired of hitting 
"3" and listening to WSMC every 
time you want to call anyone? 

Well, this month Southern's 
phone system users can expect 
fewer busy signals and higher qual- 
ity fiber-optic connections. Options 
like electronic voice mail, call track- 
ing and low long-distance rates will 
also be available. 

According to a press release 
from Information Services, most of 
the 10-year-oldexisting system will 
be reused, but the central "brains" 
of the system will be new. About 
45 new phone lines to and from 
campus will be added. Work on the 
new system will begin at 10 p.m. 

on Tuesday, Nov. 26, when most 
students will head home for Thanks- 
giving Break. The work should last 
only a few hours. 

John Beckett, director of Infor- 
mation Services, says a major part 
of the new phone system is the Call 
Plus package. This phone options 
package, available for $ 15 a month, 
will include industrial strength 
voice mail, a spiffy new black 
phone, cheap long-distance and Call 

Subscribers of Call Plus each 
get their own password-protected 
voice mail boxes. Voice mail boxes 
can be checked from anywhere in 
the world, simply by dialing an ac- 
cess number An "intelligent" light 

in the new phones will light when a 
message is waiting. 

The Call Plus package will also 
provide "access to decent prices on 
long distance," according to an In- 
formation Services bulletin board. 

"Many students will save enough 
on long distance to pay the monthly 
fee for Call Plus," it says. Most calls 
made to a student's home will be 
billed at nine cents per minute. Other 
calls will be charged 14 or 15 cents 
per minute, says Beckett. 

Another feature of Call Plus is 
Call Track. This is similar to Caller 
ID, but the information of who called 
you and who you called will be de- 
livered via your Internet account. 
Caller ID hardware will not work 

with the system, says Beckett. 

Long-distance calls and 
charges will also appear on your 
Call Track screen. Long-distance 
calls cannot be charged to your stu- 
dent account, but will be separately 
billed each month. 

Students have mixed reviews 
of the new phone system. 

Freshman Bridgette Mihl is ex- 
cited about it, "but my $15 can go 
to something else I need more, like 
to do my laundry," she says. 

Senior Bianca Kuril, who lives 
off-campus, says, "Fifteen dollars 
is not that unreasonable." 

But Freshman Michael Issa 
disagrees. "I'm thinking I'm pay- 
ing too much as it is." 

MacLab Undergoes Mini-Renovation 

by Merrilyn Carey 

The MacLab is undergoing i 

Lab assistants Armand Devoir 
and Zach Gray have been busily in- 
stalling new software, and a new 
security system is being 

"We want the MacLab to be the 
most user-friendly and functional 
lab on campus," says Gray. "We 
make it our goal to make the lab 
accessible to students." 

To accomplish this, they are in- 
stalling Microsoft Office 4.2.1 on 
all computers. According to Devoir, 
the program is compatible with al- 
most every word processor with the 
exception of WordPerfect 6. 

Microsoft Office contains 
Microsoft Word 6, Excel, 
PowerPoint, System Software 7.5.5. 
Fractal Design Painter 4, Photoshop 
3.0.5, Soundedit 16, Quark 3.32 and 
Deck II, 

Deck II is the new non-linear 
audio editing system recently pur- 
chased by the journalism depart- 
ment for Broadcasting Techniques 
class. It is a computer-based multi- 
track recording and editing pro- 
gram. Tracks can be slid left and 
right until they start where the user 

The sign-in security system is 
being tested for two reasons. First 
of all. Grays says it i 

can be assigned when needed. Sec- 
ondly, Devoir says the system can 
also be used to track down "prob- 
lem users" and monitor the com- 
puter stations so software can be 
more effectively distributed. 

MacLab users do not appear 
bothered by the new system. 

"If it's to benefit the students, 
like protecting us from computer vi- 
ruses, then I welcome it," says 

Sound Editing: MacLab worker Zach Gray installs and tests the new 
software. SoimdEdil 16 is a sound editing program used by students ii 

Jamie Arnall, broadcasting sopho- 

Gray and Devoir want to make 
sure students do not feel lab access 
is restricted in any way. 

"We apologize for any inconve- 
nience. We are in a software re- 
vamping stage and are working very 
hard to get it done," Gray says. 

continued from Cover, page 1 

Bob Dole cut student loans? Why do the Democrats believe in abortion?" 

Students applauded and screamed after their party defended their is- 
'^ues. Each person on stage was fully prepared for every possible question, 
and they spoke in an elegant and professional manner. The Democrats 
relied on pages of research whereas the Republicans quoted items from 

"I felt that the Democrat guy, Charles Steinhice, supported his argu- 
ment well with well-researched facts," Senior Greg Wedel says. 

Overall the debate was a great success, say most who attended. 

"It was a good debate and I was really happy widi the audience par- 
ticipation," says McFarland. 

There was control between the parties and none of the contenders threw 
pencils or anything else; it was a very professional demonstration. 
continued from Taxes, page J 

The referendum was placed on the county ballot because Chattanooga 
voters raised the sales tax within the city limits by half a cent on August I . 

Since the majority of purchases in Hamilton County are made in Chat- 
tanooga, students are already paying the higher sales tax whenever they 
shop at Hamilton Place Mall, go to a movie or eat at a Chattanooga 


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Conveniently Located Behind Post Office 

November 1, 1396 

New Nursing Home Will Provide Jobs and Scholarships 

b\ Crystal Candy 

A new nursing home will open 
near Southern Adventist University 
in the future, providing job oppor- 
tunities and scholarship funds for 

Adventist Health System is tak- 
ing on a new business project which 
will ultimately provide endowments 
to benefit the allied health and busi- 
ness programs at Adventist colleges 
in the Southern and Southwestern 

Adventist Care Centers (ACC) 
is the name of this new company, 
and it will be managed through a 
partnership between Sunbelt Healdi 
Care Centers (SHCC) and each of 
the Adventist colleges. These col- 

leges include Southwestern 
Adventist University. Oakwood 
College, Southern Adventist Uni- 
versity and Florida Hospital College 
of Health Sciences. 

Adventist Care Centers near the 
colleges will provide labor and edu- 
cational training opportunities. 

"Adventist Care Centers will 
expand awareness and the mission 
of the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church while supporting and pro- 
viding endowments for higher edu- 
cation programs," says Glen 
Choban, president of SHCC. 

"These endowments will result 
in a continuing flow of funds for 
partnering colleges through the ac- 

quisition and operation of nursing 

Dan Rozell. long term care di- 
rector at Southern, says these en- 
dowments will be given to students 
who are training to work in these 
types of facilities. 

"The neat thing is that it 
doesn't cost the university any 
money." says Rozell. 

"The profit from established 
homes will be equally divided be- 
tween the partnering colleges and 
Sunbelt Health Care Centers," says 

Sunbelt plans to really take off 
with this project. "We plan to grow 
aggressively during the next five 

years," says Choban, "with an es- 
timated 10 nursing homes acquired 
for ACC by the end of 200 1 ." 

Bill Jacobson, the former vice- 
president of operations for SHCC, 
is shifting roles and currently assist- 
ing the company in locating and 
purchasing these nursing homes. 

And there is already "one on 
board," says Rozell. SHCC has pur- 
chased a nursing home in 
Zephyrhills. Fla., and designated it 
a new Adventist Care Center 

"We should be very thankful." 
says Rozell. It is not only a great 
learning opportunity, but a chance 
to make a difference in people's 
lives, he says. 

"Building Your Homepage" Among New Spring Classes 

by Ashley Wickwire 

Just when you thought you had 
all the classes you could possibly 
take, more options are available. 

The Academic Affairs Commit- 
tee approved several new classes 
which will be offered in the spring 
and fall of 1997. "Research on the 
Inlernei and World Wide Web" 
(JOUR 330) and "Building your 
Homepage" (JOUR 165 and 465) 
are two of the coming spring classes 
offered by the journalism depart- 

"These classes will be major- 
specific," says department chair Dr. 
Pani Harris. "Each student will do 

specialized work in their area of 

Why would these classes be 
important to a student? The elec- 
tronic media component (Internet 
and Worid Wide Web) is fast be- 
coming an important edge that pro- 
spective employers will look at. 
Students need to le^m skills that 
will make them marketable in the 
"real world."These classes will gear 
them toward that goal, says Harris. 
"SAU is taking a leadership 
role in preparing students to be on 
the cutting edge of technology and 
their job market," continues Harris. 

"Everyone is starting to incor- 
porate the Net and Web in their 
workplace," says Rob Howell, who 
will teach "Building your 

Both classes-have the prerequi- 
site of "Intro to die Internet" by John 
Beckett or permission of the instruc- 
tor. "Building your Homepage" will 
be limited to 17 people who "want 
to know how to get around on the 
Web. It is important to know how it 
works, because if you know the ba- 
sics, you can become much more 
efficient," says Howell. 

"Topics in Political Science" 

(PLSE 465) has also been added to 
the 1997 fall line-up, as well as a 
reinstatement of the associate de- 
gree in architecture. 

"The departments have just 
started giving then" proposals, and 
there will be a discussion about add- 
ing an associate degree in aviation 
on November 4." says Joni Zier. 
director of records and advisemeni. 
The journalism department is 
also "hoping to expand more tech- 
nical courses in the future," says 

Spanish Club Vanishes From Southern 

by Darla Laulerbach 

The Spanish Club no longer 
exists Ji Southern. Why? 

"The officers couldn't do it on 
their own." says Junior Kimberly 
Marshall, former club president. 

"There are so many other activi- 
ties here, and everyone was too su- 
per-busy," says former sponsor 
Mari-Carmen Gallego. 

Other specialized clubs such as 
Hiking and Skiing have remained 
successful because their members 
faidifiilly pay their dues. The Span- 
ish Club asked for $5 a semester and 
bad litde cooperation, 

"We had the largest amount of 
people [of any other club] sign up, 
but when it came to dues, we had a 
lack of funding." says Marshall. 

"As treasurer of the club, the 
hard part was controlling who 
wanted a free ride," says Senior 
Pablo Jurado, "They think it's a 

activity if there is no food. How 
could I have food with no jnoney?" 
says Marshall. 

Last year was the Spanish 
Club's second year. The club was 
in no way prejudiced, says 
Marshall. It encouraged non-Span- 
ish speakers to join. Student mis- 
sionaries and students who had 
studied in Spanish-speaking coun- 
tries found a place in die club, as 

Last year the Spanish Club had 
a continental breakfast at Brock 
Hall and held a fund-raiser at All- 
Night Softball. WiUi the money diey 
raised, the club had a pizza get-to- 
gether for the members. 

Other activites included an as- 
sembly and vespers. 

The largest activity planned lasi 
year was a formal Christmas Ban- 

■ '. - ■ina \o be 11 ihc 

Radisson Read House in downtown Chattanooga. The banquet would have 
been in a ballroom with a Latin dinner. The price was $13 a person. 

"1 thought Christmas was the perfect time to plan it since the school 
has their banquet on Valentine's." says Marshall, "but only two people 
signed up." 

He is blessed over all 

mortels who loses no 

moment of the passing life 

in remembering the past. 

- Henry David Thoreau, 1863 

November 1, 1996 

Unwary Students Fall Into Credit Card Trap 

University Wire 

university experience offers many 
firsts for incoming freshmen: a first 
time living away from home, a first 
job. and for many a first credit card. 

With these changes come fun, 
excitement, and a new level of re- 
sponsibility. All too often, however, 
the financial burden of that first 
credit card becomes cumbersome, 
even overwhelming. 

Recent studies show that the 
availability of credit cards for stu- 
dents has become seductively easy. 

Some companies require no 
work experience and no credit his- 
tory for eligibility. 

By simply filling out a one-page 
questionnaire, students can be 
awarded a $500 line of credit re- 
deemable at any merchant that takes 
plastic. For University of Arkansas 
Sophomore Kelly Norman, the 
availability of that first credit card 
was simply too easy. 

"I never had a credit card be- 
fore 1 came to college, and all I had 
to do to get one was apply over the 
phone," Norman says. "I simply got 
the phone number for the credit card 
company from a poster in my resi- 
dence hall." 

Some schools, such as Widener 
University, prohibit credit card 

companies from marketing their 
cards on campus. 

These schools recognize the in- 
creasing number of debtors that 
credit card companies are helping 
to create, and school officials think 
this is detrimental. 

Perhaps one of the most critical 
issues is many first-time student 
applicants are unaware the interest 
rates are so high, or the interest con- 
tinues to accrue with each unpaid 

According to the National 
Foundation of Consumer Credit in 
Silver Spring, Md., the average in- 
terest rate on a credit card is 1 8 per- 

If a student only makes the 
I payment on their invoice 
every month, only 25 percentof that 
payment will be applied to reduc- 
ing their overall debt. According to 
the foundation, it would lake a stu- 
dent eight years to pay off a $ 1 ,000 

'The credit card company never 
once counseled me when I was ap- 
plying, and it only took me a few 
months to get into serious debt," 
Norman says. "Credit cards can re- 
ally get you into a lot of trouble." 

Anti-Pepsico Float Ruled Inappropriate 


i- Wire 

The overall Homecoming commit- 
tee at Pennsylvania State University 
ruled that Amnesty Intemationars 
proposed float design depicting hu- 
man rights violations in Burma was 
inappropriate for the parade held 
October 25. 

"We didn't want them to use our 
parade as a political platform," says 
Tony Lombardo, overall competi- 
tion chairman. "People come out to 
a parade to have fun. They aren't 
coming out to be bombarded by all 
this information. It's not in the spirit 
of Homecoming." 

The group originally wanted to 
have someone dressed as a Nittany 
Lion give money to a seven-foot tall 

Pepsi can, which in turn would give 
it to a Burmese general, explains 
Tony North, a member of both Am- 
nesty International and Students for 
a Democratic Burma. 

To depict human rights viola- 
tions in the country, slaves would 
pretend to pull the float as soldiers 
prodded them with guns. 

Lombardo says he has also told 
other groups, such as the College 
Democrats, that they could not have 
campaign posters on their floats. 

"If you are a political group, you 
are welcome to be in the parade and 
promote your group, not your is- 
sues. There are other ways to do 
that," he says. 

'Tt's not an issue against Am- 
nesty International. We don't want 
the parade to be a politically 
charged event." 

Although using the Homecom- 
ing parade to make a political state- 
ment was part of the problem, 
Lombardo says lesser reasons the 
committee rejected Amnesty 
International's proposal included 
the group's negative depiction of 
Pepsico Inc., and using a copy- 
righted symbol. 

"Pepsi does so much good stuff 
for the University. They promote all 
the good things that happen here," 
Lombardo says. "It might have been 
a factor in the decision, but if the 

Pepsi symbol had been absent, the 
float still wouldn't have been al- 
lowed. It is not what we want tlie 
Homecoming parade to convey." 

Pepsico Inc. has a S14 million 
contract with the University and 
donates goods to many events. The 
company donated more than 35 
cases of soda to Homecoming, says 
Reenie Gotlschalk, overall public 
relations chair. 

"We want to make a statement 
about the fighl for human rights," 
North says. 'The University doesn't 
want Pepsi criticized. ..They just 
want to maintain good relations be- 
cause they're getting all that money 
from them." 

Graduating Seniors Are Very Optimistic, Survey Says 

University Wire 

SEATTLE— Despite reports of 
a difficult job-market and question- 
able job security, a Gallup survey 
claims that college seniors are feel- 
ing good about graduating. 

According to the Graduate 
Management Admission Council, 
the commissioners of the survey, the 
poll also shows that a majority of 
seniors are optimistic about their 
posi-college future. 

The survey's conclusions were 
based on two questions: First, par- 
ticipants were asked what they ex- 
pected their annual income to be in 
20 years. The median answer was 
$60,000. with men expecting to 
earn $75,000 and women anticipat- 
ing $50,000. 

Seniors were then asked what 
they expected their quality of liv- 
ing to be in 20 years. Of those 
polled. 61 percent responded that 
ihey expected their quality of liv- 
ing lo be higher than their paicnis. 

The second annual poll, conducted 
in the spring by the George H. 
Gallup International Institute on 
behalf of the council was designed 
to help graduate business schools 
understand how college seniors are 
evaluating their career options. 

Jessica Roberts, a University of 
Washington senior who graduates 
in June with degrees in psychology 
and drama, has a different view of 
her future. 

"I think optimism is good, but 
in reality it will be tough to find a 
job I want," she says. "1 want to gel 
out of school and I want to stop be- 
ing in debt, but I don't think I have 
as much information as I need to 
graduate and go out into the real 
world and get a job." 

The LiW Office o{ Educational 
Assessment also holds a yearly sur- 
vey to follow graduates* employ- 
ment status. The preliminary results 
lor the igi-lS ,surve>. sent out six 

"Pm optimistic, but it's easy 

to be scared; I don 't expect 

a shoo-in job." 

-Phillip Rogerson, i 

months after graduation, found that 
75 percent of the respondents were 
employed, with 60 percent working 
within their career fields. 

Phillip Rogerson, a business 
major graduating in December, says 
he thinks of life after graduation in 
more realistic terms. 

"I'm optimistic but it's easy to 
be scared; I don't expect a shoo-in 
job," he says. 

Rogerson says he feels his busi- 
ness degree has given him the solid 
foundation thai employers look lor. 
However, he is still nervous about 
finding a job. 

Jean Hernandez, director for the 
Center of career Services, sees stu- 
dents as they scramble to find jobs 
before graduation. 

Hernandez says seniors seem 
excited about looking for jobs and 
graduating. However, she warns 
seniors to do their research first. 

"It still takes six to nine months 
to find full-time employment." she 

Roberts says she hasn't given 
any thought to how much she will 
be making after she graduates. 

"Hopefully I'll be at the same 
level as my parents or even higher," 
she says. 

November 1, 1396 

Waffles In My Stomach Not On My Face 

It's 8:37 in 
the morning. 

spent the lai 

Hciili B, 


working on a 
term paper and finally at 4:30 a.m., 
you fell asleep. 

You wake up with a waffle-like 
print on your face from laying your 
head on your keyboard for the past 
four hours. 

Eight thirty you think. EIGHT 
THIRTY!! You have an exam at 
9:00. You haven't taken a shower 
for what feels like months and you 
can't think of anything to wear 
that's clean. 

You fly into the shower, and of 
course, it's cold because the early 
birds took all the hot water. The 
soap geLs in your eyes as you try to 
shampoo your hair and scrub your- 
self at the same time. 

Your suitemates' asundry 
bottles perched on the bar in your 
shower start dropping towards your 
feet like bombs. By the time you 
get out of the shower, your eyes 
look more like road maps now than 
when you got in the shower and 
your feet are bruised beyond recog- 

You dive for your closet, hop- 
ing desperately that you've forgot- 
ten some odd pair of pants. With 

luck, you find a pair that was in your 
give-away pile and pull them on. 
You grab a T-shirt from your drawer 
and shove your feet into your ten- 
nis shoes. 

You fling open your food cup- 
board hoping there's something 
there to eat. All you find is an old 
box of Saitines, a rotten apple and 
the crumbs from what was a box of 

Your stomach is about to eat it- 
self and you don't have time to walk 
12-13 minutes (if you're in the Con- 
ference Center) to the Campus 
Kitchen, let alone wait for your or- 
der to be taken and prepared. 

So with a sigh and a gulp of 
lukewarm, iron-tinted tap water, 
you shove your books into your 
backpack and fly out the door, down 
the hal! and out to your 9:00 exam, 
your stomach growling menacingly. 

Breakfast: isn't that supposed to 
be the most important meal of the 
day? Yet, for whatever reason, all- 
nighters, anti-morning people and 
many others don't get this all-im- 
portant flrst meal. 

Why? Because the cafeteria 
closes at 8 a.m. Perhaps they be- 
lieve the CK will lose money or per- 
haps it isn't worth the effort or who 
knows what reason. 

But for students, like myself, 
who eek by on 1 -4 hours of sleep a 

night for most weeks, it's nearly 
impossible to think of shortening 
my sleep by at least 20-30 minutes 
just so I can walk from my Confer- 
ence Center room down to the CK 
for something to eat. 

I'm lucky if I can even get out 
of bed. Most mornings I've only 
risen because I bribed my roommate 
the night before to drag me out of 
bed. prop me up against a wall and 
turn on all the lights, radios and 
alarms she can find. About an hour 
later I finally wake up. 

I believe I've only gone to 
breakfast in the cafe twice; both 
limes because I'd been up all night 
and was walking back to go to bed 
when I remebered they do actually 
serve breakfast in the cafe. 

Don't get me wrong. I'm not 
complaining about the food, the ser- 
vice, the prices. I'm only asking 
why. Why does the cafe cater 
breakfast hours only to those people 
who have 8:00 classes and to those 
bright-eyed, perky, morning 

Before I came to Southern as a 
transfer student. I experienced how 
another Adventist college handled 
their breakfast hours. They were 
open from 6:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

This wonderful schedule gave 
everyone the chance to get break- 
fast on their way to class or between 

Todd McFarkind. Colunmis 

Freedom of speech is a lofty 
ideal. There is hardly an American 
alive who would not say they were 
for it. 

Yet when theory meets practice 
it becomes a more muddled issue. 
It is easy to stand for freedom of 
speech when no one is saying any 
thing you don't like. The Irt 
comes when someone says ! 
thing that you disagree with, that 
just annoys you — and you still de 
fend their right to say it. 

Such is the case facing the P.E. 
department of Southern Adventist 
University. The case in point pits a 
faculty member against a student. 
The issue is who has the right to 
dictate the laner's speech. 

The facts of the case are rela- 
tively simple and undisputed: In a 
flag football game before midterm 
break, Ted Evans was officiating 
when two team members collided. 

Is Laughing A Crime? 

Tony Winans, a spectator, laughed. 
At this point, one of the men who 
had collided made a physical threat 
against Winans if he wasn't quiet. 

Winans did not hear the threat, 
but Evans did. He went over to 
Winans and told him to be quiet. 
When Winans said he had a right to 
comment on the game. Evans told 
him to leave. Winans refused, so 
Evans went over to Justin Peterson, 
captain of one the teams, and told 
him if Winans did not leave. 
Peterson's team would have to for- 
feit. Winans. who is not on 
Peterson's team, then left. 

This episode is complicated by 
the events of a game earlier in 
the week. In that game, Evans was 
a player. While standing on the side- 
lines, Evans heard Winans make 
several comments about the game 
and the officiating. He turned 
around and told Winans to be quiet. 
A verbal tiff ensued between them. 
Evans admitted his altercation with 

Winans in the first game influenced 
his decision to kick Winans out of 
the stands in the second game. 

The issue here is not whether or 
not you agree with Winans' speech. 
You may find it annoying, obnox- 
ious, loud or all of the above. But 
the issue is freedom of speech and 
abuse of power. It comes down to a 
faculty member regulating a 
student's speech. 

Winans' speech, a laugh really, 
is a legitimate expression. It is com- 
mon practice for fans to cheer, laugh 
or yell during a game. Fans are not 
expected to passively watch a foot- 
ball game like a chess tournament. 
This is not a "time and place" is- 
sue. The school obviously has the 
right to regulate "when and where" 
you can speak. You don't have a 
right to stand up in class or assem- 
bly and start yelling out ideas. But 
this wasn't class or assembly, it was 
a football game, and anyone is al- 
lowed to laugh at football games. 

classes, no matter what time. 

They were also cool enough to 
have a breakfast cart piled high with 
hot drinks, milk, juice, breakfast 
sandwiches, bagels, etc., right at a 
main sidewalk intersection for sev- 
eral hours during the morning. 

This was incredible. You got 
breakfast and didn't have to sit 
through your first class twisting in 
contortions because your stomach 
was devouring itself with embar- 
rassing sounds. 

I have a few suggestions. Try 
leaving the cafe open at least an 
hour or two longer. This doesn't 
mean that the decks have to stay 
open, but there could be something 
like a waffle iron with a few top- 
pings that could always be accessed 
by students. 

Another few items could be 
breads along with the regular fiiiits, 
etc. This wouldn't cause anymore 
undue stress because paper plates 
and plasficware could be used and 
one person could sit at tlie register. 

These are simple suggestions 
that would go a long way in mak- 
ing those souls who have to pull 
themselves from the depths of co- 
matic sleep every morning happier 

The other issue is abuse of 
power. Evans had absolutely no jus- 
tification for threatening Peterson's 
team with forfeiture if Winans did 
not leave. Peterson had no control 
over Winans' actions. 

This issue should concern ev- 
ery student on campus, because 
when one person's rights are at- 
tacked, everyone's are. No faculty 
or staff member should have the 
right to dictate the speech of a stu- 

You can disagree with that per- 
son, think them annoying, or wish 
they would shut up. You even have 
the right to tell them so. But you do 
not have the right to keep them from 
saying what they want to. Our coun- 
try is built on that right, and we all 
have an obligation to defend that 
right whenever it is threatened. The 
price we pay for being able to speak 
freely is having to listen to ideas ard 
speech we don't like. I think the 
price is worth it. 

November 1, 1596 

Put Wamp On The Cover 

Expanded Menu Means More Inaccuracies 

i am the person with ultimate 
lechnicai responsibility for the i.caf- 
■leria] charge system for most of the 
15 years of its existence. I feel that 
one problem they have is undue 

We were able to adequately 
^'^rve a student body of over 2,000 
I ■ Mhe former CK and cafeteria. Part 
01 ihe reason we could do this is that 
:ne menu was somewhat smaller 

Look at any food service ca- 
T'^ible i>t accurately handling large 
lumbers of people, and you will see 
.i strict limitation on options, allow- 
ing improved speed and accuracy. 

At General Conference meet- 
ings they often take it to the limit: 
cither you eat the standard meal or 
you don't. It's the only way to get 
thousands of people through line 
before the next meeting. 

In my opinion, the cost of food 
in our food service establishments 
IS increased by our attempts to serve 
so many different items. And as 
your article (Oct. 17) points out, ac- 
curacy suffers in the process. When 
1 ask our food service director about 
this, he says it is in response to stu- 
dent requests for more options. 

If you're concerned about food 
costs, then argue in favor of moves 
that will increase efficiency. Con- 

trol of menu size and simplification 
of dishes being served are two ways 
this can be done. This is how Taco 
Bell makes money charging such 
low prices. So if our people serve 
something good, tell them and tell 
your friends. 

One area in which our food ser- 
vice has clone something innovative 
that helps: iliey have commonly- 

. .Via; 

Burgers leady for a quick grub 
down ;ir the CK. Too bad one has lo 
wail ihrouah a line of people who 
want liiings just-so and can't make 
up iheir minds quickly. 

Our lood service has for de- 
cades had the reputation ol runnmi! 
the best cafeteria in the denomina- 
tion. When our nursing students 
sojourned in Orlando, they would 
often come up here for two reasons: 
the guys and the food! Maybe it's 
just that Mr. Evans is a glutton for 
punishment, but he is often the one 
the GC asks to provide food for 
major events. Ask your friends at 
other schools. Everywhere else, stu- 
dents complain about the food. Here 
students complain about the prices. 
I'd rather have us worrying about 
the prices! 

John A. Beckett 

Information Services Director 

Male Quarterbacks Improve 
Women's Flagball 

As a kid, 1 dreamed of play- 
ing football in the NFL. I dreamed 
of being the first woman to break 
into the pros and of being the best 
receiver in the game. Well, I am a 
little older and somewhat wiser 
and now realize that my dream 
will not happen. 

But on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 
part of my dream of playing qual- 
ity football came true. I caught a 
touchdown pass in a college 

Although this was not an or- 
dinary game {women's intramu- 
ral Hawaiian Flagball) I caught a 
pass from a male "A League" 
quarterback. Now, this was not a 
"pansy" pass. This pass was 
thrown over 30 yards with a lot 
of zip and accuracy. And I made 
the catch. To me, it felt like the 
big leagues. 

I am writing to thank the men 
and women who come and sup- 
port women's athletics and who 
helped to make part of my dream 
come true. The male quarterbacks 
who played with us, the intramu- 
ral director and several women 
saw a way to enhance this pro- 

When we played with a male 
quarterback, we saw an increase in 
the playing level of all women: 
catches were made, patterns com- 
pleted, passing zones drastically in- 
creased and an overall awareness of 
how to play Ihe game emerged. 

I thought we were starting to 
make progress, but unfortunately 
some women did not see it this way. 
If 1 had known that this simple re- 
quest of having male quarterbacks 
would cause such a conflict, I would 
not have asked. 

In my view, having a male quar- 
terback has nothing to do with de- 
grading or lowering respectability 
of women's athletics. If anything, 
it raises the level of play and makes 
it more enjoyable. 

Before this debate continues, I 
would like to see all of the women 
involved play at least one game with 
a male quarterback so they can hon- 
estly evaluate which way they pre- 

JJ. Gless 
Physical Education 

1 have a few comments about 
your anicle (Oct. 1 7) about the Zach 
Wamp assembly. 

First of all, the student response 
was tremendous. I saw the con- 
gressman a few days ago and he 
made a point of thanking me for the 
hospitality that was shown here on 
campus. This speaks very well for 
Southern. One ot his campaign 
people also told me hnw tremen- 
ilous the student body w;ts here and 
the excellent questions thai were 

There are several points I'd like 
lo make about the article written by 
Andra Armstrong. 

I'irsr of all. this article should 
have been the cover story. When 
such an impoitani dignitary visits 
here on i his campus, he deserves to 
he on the cover. Is an article about 
a dog more important than a con- 
gressman".' Like them or not. they Freshman 
are very important and influential Music/Pre-meil 

Don't Impose Your Beliefs On Others 

people in this country. 

Second, in the article it was 
stated that some "thought his man- 
ners could have been better." 1 felt 
his manners were very appropriate. 
One must realize thai Wamp is a 
very passionate person. His passion 
sterns from the love he has for this 
country and his desire to make it a 
better place. He was by no means 
unmannerly; passionate, maybe. 

Third, the article stated that he 
"defended his poor environmental 
record." .As he made clear, hl^ en- 
vironmental record is just tine. 
Please don't editoriali/e. 

As it appears that Zach Wamp 
will represent SAU and the rt'sr m 
this district in Washington we 
should feel especially fortunate lo 
have had him on tiur campus. 

Hnan Liu 

I'm writing in response to 
Homer Trecartin's letter entitled 
"Tobacco Should Be Outlawed" in 
the October 17 issue. In it there were 
suggestions that tobacco be out- 
lawed because it's a drug. 

In fact, it was compared to pot, 
crack and "anything else you might 
like to swallow, shoot, snuff or in 
some other way introduce to your 
body." It was also suggested that 
caffeine be regulated by the govem- 

For starters, we could stack 
enough information lo fill 100 
Brock Hall-sized buildings proving 
the effects of tobacco don't come 
close to the conscious-altering ef- 
fects of pot, crack and anything else 
you might like to swallow, shoot. 

Now ( 

to the real : 


Heidi Boggs 
Christina Hogan 


Kevin Quails Rob Hopwood 

Amber Herren Stephanie Gulke 

Crystal Candy Anthony Reiner 

Andra Aimslrong Jason Garey 

Stephanie Swilley JimLounsbury 

Todd McFarland Luis Gracia 


Mnita Sauder 

There's a little detail in our demo- 
cradc country entitled FREEDOM ! 
That means we don't impose our 
beliefs on other people and in ex- 
change, nobody bothers us. And 
that's the bottom line. 

As far as caffeine goes, I think 
we can all safely say, if not from 
personal experience, caffeine in NO 
WAY has effects similar to cocaine. 
The comparison is straight up hor- 

You know, that legalistic atti- 
tude is what drives young people 
away from our church. I feel we 
should focus our energies more on 
showing (not telling) the love of 
Christ and not so much on determin- 
ing the sinful nature of Pepsi. 


Bryan Fowler, Diiane Gang, Jon 
MuHen - Layout/Design Gurus 
Duane Gang - Politics Editor 
Greg Wedel - Sports Editor 


Kevin Quails Jon Mullen 

Jay Karolyi Eddie Nino 

J Carlos David George 

Lisa Hogan 

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Abiye Abebe 

November 1, 1996 


If you don't stop your friend from driving drunk, who will? Do whatever it takes. 


Hovember 1, 1396 

Southern Alumnus Works On NASA's Hubble Telescope 

by Jean-Robert DesAmours 

Kharl Bocala, an alumnus of 
Southern, is the newest member of 
a NASA-sponsored project in 
Washington. D.C., upgrading the 
ground controls to the ten-year-old 
Hubble Space Telescope. 

Bocala left for Goddard Space 
Flight Center in September '95 to 
act as a consultant to this 


"My job involves using a new 
method of programming," says 
Bocala. "I use my experience and 
expertise to advise the assigned 
teams. I knew a lot about the tech- 
nology they were needing in order 
to do abetter job." 

The technology Bocala refers to 
is called object-oriented program- 

"Object-oriented programming 

is the latest technique for develop- 
ing complex software systems," 
says Tim Korson, director of the 
Software Technology Center in 
Fleming Plaza. "It is the leading 
edge in software development 
techniques, and we teach it here." 
Bocala says he got the job be- 
cause of the Software Technology 

'They provided me the oppor- 
tunity to be where I am today," says 

"The Software Technology 
Center provides opportunities to 
computer science majors to get 
jobs and internships," says Korson. 
"With our contacts, we've been 
able to bring to Southern some in- 
ternational recognition in com- 
puter science." 

The Software Technology Cen- 
ter is a department on campus that is 
both a non-profit research facility 
and a consulting agent for industries. 
Bocala worked there, and then got 
an internship at AT&T in New Jer- 
sey. Finally, three weeks before he 
would have to leave, Bocala got a 
call to work for NASA. 

"There is a high demand for good 
computer science people," says 
Korson. "Industries like AT&T and 
NASA are caUing us for help; I could 
place anybody anywhere." 

While at Southern, Bocala was 
considered a computer science ex- 



Merrit MacLafferty, chair of the 
computer science department. He 
was recommended for top honors 

because of his computer inlelli- 

"I always expected he'd do such 
things," says Richard Halterman, 
who taught Bocala. "He's proving 
it now." 

Bocala attributes his success to 
the opportunities he's been given. 

"Famiharizing myself with ob- 
ject-oriented programming and get- 
ting involved with the Software 
Technology Center really helped 
me," says Bocala. 

Bocala plans to return to South- 
em in December to finish his BBA 
degree in accounting. 

"I have a love for both comput- 
ers and accounting," says Bocala. 
"I'd like to finish what I started at 
Southern and go from there." 

Alumni Join Concert Band To Honor Pat Silver 

by Melanie Metcalfe 

For the Sabbath ser- 
vices at alumni weekend, 
the Southern Adventist Uni- 
versity Concert Band joined 
with 100 alumni band mem- 
bers to honor band director 
Pat Silver, who is retiring 

"I have always enjoyed 
my work and am thankful 
tor a good job, but there 
comes a time when you 
have to take care of your- 
self." she says. 

Silver, who has taught 
music for over 35 years, has 
spent 15 of those years at 

Silver has made a tre- 
mendous impact on her stu- 
dents. They say they will 
definitely miss her. 

"She always took a per- 
sonal interest in me." says 
alumnus Pablo Alvarez, 
class of '96. He considers 
her more than just a teacher; 
he will remember her as a 
"good friend." 

Silver has always been 
known for developing good 
relationships with her stu- 
dents. She says she has en- 
joyed the association with 
"her kids" the most. 

"I feel it is very impor- 
tant to have a good work- 
mg relationship with the 
students," she says. "If there 
is any good I can do for 
ihem, I will try to do it." 

Concert Band member 
Mark Torsney admires Sil- 

ver because "she has a goal 
and always knows how lu 
achieve it. She has an un- 
dying will to overcome any 
problems she faces." 

Silver is famous tor 
striving toward perfection. 
She taught alumnus 
Deborah Metcalfe in high 
school. Metcalfe remem- 
bers times when Silver 
would stop the band during 
a concert and start over 
again if the song was going 

'That only had to hap- 
pen tp you once or twice 
until you reached that level 
of 'Pal Silver Perfection' 
that still haunts us to (his 
day," Metcalfe says. 

The qualify of music 
Silver gets out of her stu- 
dents was displayed last 
weekend. Students from the 
past and present came to- 
gether with only a few 
hours of practice to produce 
a sound only Silver could be 
responsible for. 

Some of the most trea- 
sured memories Silver will 
take with her are the numer- 
ous band tours: Grand 
Tetons, Yellowstone Na- 
tional Park, Seattle, Mexico 
City. Acapu 



. Ja- 

Victoria. Puei 
maica and Haiti. 

Silver has always had a 
strong love for what she 
does. She grew up around 

True Devotion: Pat Silver, director and conductor of the SAU Concert Band, conducts 
a combined student and alumni band on Saturday. October 26. Alumni played in the 
band to honor Pat Silver 's dedication to Southern. 

music because her dad was a music teacher. 

As she leaves. Silver's only desire is that the r 
band program going. 

c department keep Southern's solid 

Music is the only one of the arts 

that can not be prostituted 

to a base use. 

—Elbert Hubbard, 1923 

November 1, 1996 

Why vote? It Doesn't Matter Anyway! 

by Erik Wenberg 

The phrase that makes up the title to this ar- 
ticle sums up the vast majority of the commonly 
heard excuses for not voting on Election Day. 
To those who hold this view, I respond that each 
vote does matter because it represents a citizen 
taking an active role in his or her future and the 
future of this country. 

If you choose not to vote, you are saying to 
the common soldier in the Continental Army 
whose feet are frozen as he marches through the 
snow to attack the British in their warm barracks 
at Trenton. NJ, that you don't care about his sac- 
rifice for your freedoms and your right to vote. 

Whut if a majority of those common soldiers 
who are now nameless had said, "It doesn't re- 

ally matter if we stay to fight in this misfit army 
without proper clothing or food. Let's just go 
home and whine about those awful British 

They easily could have chosen to do that, and 
some did. But thank God most did not; most took 
personal responsibility for their freedoms by 
fighting for them. 

Today, we can also take personal responsi- 
bility for our freedoms that those brave soldiers 
handed to us by voting each chance we get. Not 
because our one vote will change the world, but 
because each vote when added to all the other 
votes does make a difference. 

So why should you vote? Because it's your 
right, it's your duty, it's your responsibility and 
it's your privilege. As an added bonus, it's an 
easy way to say thank you to those brave men 
and women who gave you the freedom to vote 
and make a difference in the future of your coun- 


President Clinton and His Many Abuses of Power 

by Erik Wenberg, Columnisl 

The issue of character is important because 
it reveals the man behind the media images and 

With that in mind, I am choosing to ignore 
the issues of personal conduct that show poor 
character: like lying about draft-dodging, lying 
about personal drug use, lying about cheating on 
his wife with at least ten different women; just 
to name a few of Clinton's personal indiscretions. 

The character problem that bothers me the 
most is his repeated abuses of power while in 
public office. 

The first example of this is the wrongful fir- 
ing (better known as TravelGate) of the White 
House Travel Office staff on trumped up charges 
to make room for personal friends of Bill Clinton. 
WhitewaterGate is much too complex to discuss 

here, but just remember that two out of the three 
main partners in the Whitewater affair are cur- 
rently in jail. Draw your own conclusions on the 
innocence of President Clinton. 

Then there is the unfortunate death of White 
Hq^se Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster. His death. 
while ruled a suicide, is still open to many unan- 
swered questions. The most compelling questions 
surround the suicide note that showed up three 
days after Foster's death. The note was shred- 
ded into 28 pieces, but the one with his signature 
was missing. Not to mention that the three best 
handwriting analysts in the country all say he 
did not and could not have written that note. 

The most recent scandal to come out of the 
White House is the capturing of 900 FBI secu- 
rity files on prominent Republicans and ardent 

Clinton opponents. On the surface, this doesn't 
seem to be a very important scandal. Yet, it goes 
to the heart of the problem with President Clinton, 
which is his willingness to use all the resources 
and powers of his office to help maintain his place 
in the White House. 

It is important to remember that President 
Nixon was nearly impeached because he had re- 
ceived a small number of files in an unethical 
and illegal manner. 

President Clinton's willingness to abuse the 
powers that come with the Presidency shows a 
weak and incompetent man who is more con- 
cerned about himself than the good of the coun- 
try. This is the main reason I feel Bill Clinton 
does not deserve a second term in the Presidency 
of the United States. 

I've never belonged to a political party for more that fifteen minutes. 

—Fiorello LaGuardia, 1947 

"Tennessee women, your vole counts, " said Tipper 
I Gore at a noontime women 's Democratic rally in down- 
j town Miller Park Monday. Oct. 28. 
I " Forrv-si'vi-n million women didn't vole in the last 
eleclinii ami llml's wliy we have the congress we have 
now. ■■ she mkls. 

The march began at H:45 a.m. at the corner of7ih 
and Market st. and moved down to Miller Park where the 
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providing transportation for voters on Nov. 5. 

Hovember 1, U96 

SAU Republicans Attend Jack Kemp Bus Tour Rally 

by Duane Gang 

On Wednesday, Oct. 16. 
29 Southern students, pre- 
dominately froni the Re- 
publican Club, loaded a bus 
and traveled to the old 
Kirkman High School foot- 
ball field in Chattanooga to 
listen to Republican vice- 
presidential hopeful Jack 
Kemp at the conclusion of 
his Tennessee bus tour. 

"I thought [the rally] 
was magnificent," says Re- 
publican Club President 
Erik Wenberg. 

'^SHkJt was excellent, 
and it could not have come 
at a better time," says 
Sophomore David Leonard, 
"It was a big power punch 
to the South, and it got the 
issues out on the table and 


The Kemp bus tour 
kicked off at Sevierville 
Courthouse and made its 
way down to Chattanooga 
where it concluded. They 
made numerous stops 
throughout Eastern Tennes- 
see, including a stop at Lee 
College in Cleveland. 

The rally began at 5 
p.m. with a barbecue and 
other refreshments. Follow- 
ing the food and refresh- 

supporters gathered 
to listen to several county 
and state Republicans 
speak. A blue grass band 
and two high school march- 
ing bands performed for 

Excitement spread 
through the air as Kemp's 
entourage of buses pulled 
into sight. After brief intro- 
ductions by Congressman 
Zach Wamp and former 
Tennessee governor Lamar 
Alexander. Kemp gave his 
long-anticipated speech. 

Kemp spoke primarily 
on the issues of the Dole/ 
Kemp platform, ranging 
from the economy and wel- 
fare to Medicare and the 
character issue. 

Wenberg says the issues 
Kemp spoke on were really 
good for Tennessee. 

■The economy and 
what we need to do to fix 
that and the topic of fami- 
lies were two important is- 
sues," says Wenberg. 

Besides being an impor- 
tant event for state Repub- 

licans, this event gave the 
SAU Republican Club a 
"rallying point," says 

"Whenever you see 
someone of Jack Kemp's 
character or ability it is usu- 
ally pretty impressive," he 

The speech gave the 
SAU Republican Club the 
motivation to go out and 
campaign and not to back 
down off the issues, says 

"It's the biggest event 

we will have all year," adds 
Leonard. "I am just sorry 
we could not get more 
people to it." 

The event encouraged 
and reinforced what Repub- 
licans believe, says Fresh- 
man Jason Carey. As a 
voter, Carey says his mind 
was already made up, bui 
this just "reinforced my 

College Democratic Club Returns to Southern 

/>v Ciystal Candy 

The Democrats are back on the 
Southern campus. 

The College Democratic Club 
President, Senior Avery McDougle, 
felt there was a need. 

"[The Democrats] didn't have 
an adequate voice on campus, and 
it is a passion of mine to help re- 
elect President Clinton," says 

McDougle held a meeting Oc- 
tober 8 with the executive commit- 
tee and the club's sponsors to orga- 
nize the club and decide what the 
most important political issues are 
lo Southern students. 

Adam Leibowitz, field repre- 
sentative for Tennessee Democratic 
Victory, also attended the organiza- 
tional meeting. He has experience 
campaigning for the Democratic 
Party and worked directly with 
Vice-President Al Gore and other 
prominent Democratic Party mem- 

"At Tennessee Democratic Vic- 
I we are working together for 

one goal." says Leibowitz, "to mo- 
bilize the vote." 

The College Democratic Club 
sponsored the early vote on Octo- 
ber 1 6 and 3 1 for people who could 
not vote on November 5. By calcu- 
lating early votes, politicians have 
an idea of how much harder they 
need to campaign for votes, says 

The College Democratic Club 
urges students to vote intelligently. 

"There is a need for students to 
be educated to make up their own 
mind about who to vote for, instead 
of listening to their friends or par- 
ents," says Aaron Raines, executive 
committee member, 

"It is hard to organize a Demo- 
cratic club on a strongly Republi- ^'"^-V ''^ Back: Adam Leibowitz, field representative for Tennessee Dcr 
can campus " says McDougle. cratic Victory, attended the organizational meeting of the Democratic 

"Some people say.'Well how Club. He helped club president Avery McDougle organize and pian for 
can you possibly be a Christian and '''^ upcoming political season. 
vote Democrat?'" says Raines. 
"Well, I can't imagine Christ cut- 
ting welfare." 

The 1996 World Series 

World Series Wrap-up 


by Anthony Reiner 

The 1996 New York Yankees 
were a team of destiny. Throughout 
the playoffs they had fallen behind, 
then clawed their way back un- 
daunted against huge odds. The 
World Series was no different. 

It appeared that they had met 
their match when they dropped the 
first two games of the series in a 
convincing fashion to the Atlanta 
Braves; 12-1 and 4-0. 

With the series heading to At- 
lanta, the Braves believed they had 
an excellent chance of wrapping up 
the series at home where the next 
three games would be played. 
However, the Yankees rallied be- 
hind pitcher David Cone and held 
off the Braves in the third game, 

In game 4. the Braves rocked 
Yankee starting pitcher Kenny 
Rogers and jumped out to a 6-0 
lead. The Yankees refused to lose, 
and in the 8th inning, Jim Leyritz 
hit a 3-run homer off Braves' closer 
Mark Wohlers, to tie the game at 6. 
In the 1 0th inning. Braves' pitcher 
Steve Avery walked home the win- 
ning run. and the Yankees held on 
for an 8-6 victory. 

In game 5, 24 year-old Andy 

Pettitte outdueled John Smoltz to a 
1-0 decision decided by an un- 
earned run. The Yankees returned 
home with a 3-2 lead in the series 
after leaving home down 

However, the Yankees still had 
to beat Greg Maddux who had 
dominated New York widi his pitch- 
ing in game 2. Maddux had a rocky 
third inning, and the Yankees 
jumped out to a 3-0 lead. 

The Braves narrowed the lead 
to 3-1, but rallies were killed when 
Terry Pendleton hit into an inning- 
ending, bases-loaded double play, 
and when Marquis Grissom was 
called out at second when he was 
clearly safe. In the ninth inning, the 
Braves pulled within 3-2 and had 
men on first and third with two out. 
but Yankee John Wettelend retired 
Mark Lemke for the final out, and 
the Yankees could proclaim them- 
selves World Champions. 

For the first time since 1978. 
baseball's most storied franchise 
had won the World Series. My hope 
is that the Yankee victory will in- 
ject more excitement about baseball 
and revitalize this once great game. 

Flag Football 


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—itiese am die 

by Duane Gang 


This was truly what the season 
and the Worid Series was like for 
the New York Yankees - the 1 996 
World Champions. From the onset 
of the 1 996, devoted Yankees fans 
had hope. Hope that our team could 
bring one more series title back to 
the Bronx. One more to make it 23. 

We got our wish. 

For many, like myself, the glory 
days of our beloved Bronx Bomb- 
ers were faint memories. I was three 
years old the last time the Yankees 
were in the Worid Series, and I was 
six months old the last time they 
won the Fall Classic. Well, the Yan- 
kees glory days are back. 

The Worid Series is back in the 
Bronx where it belongs. 

For the first time in 1 8 years we 
have a reason to celebrate. 

This Yankee team is not the best 
Yankee team that the Bronx has 
seen, but this Yankee team has cap- 
tured the hearts of all Yankee fans 
and the heart of the Big Apple like 
no other team. They have captured 
the hearts of all Yankee Fans with 
exciting come-from-behind victo- 
ries, player's individual feats, and 
personal triumphs and tribulations 
of manager Joe Torre. 

This season was a heart-stop- 
ping season in every aspect. The 
Yankees saw their ace pitcher, 
David Cone, leave with an aneu- 
rysm in his throwing shoulder. 
Andy Petitte took over Cone's spot 
as the Yankee's ace and went 21-8 
in the regular season. 

The Yankees saw their 1 2-game 
lead dwindle to just two games. 
However, they snubbed out any 
chance of losing the A.L. East when 
they battled head-to-head with Bal- 
timore. But fate would have it that 
these two teams would meet again. 

The Yankees rescued Darryl 
Strawberry from the St. Paul Saints 
to give him another chance. He 
started the second half of the sea- 
son with three homers in one game. 

They gave Dwight Gooden a 
chance to pitch again - and pitch he 
did. He pitched the first no-hitter 
of his career on May 14. 

They gave Cecil Fielder a 
chance to win. The acquired him 
from the Detroit Tigers, the worst 
team in baseball. 

Yankee fans never gave up 
hope. David Cone returned, which 
no one expected in the 1996 season 
and pitched seven innings of no-hit 

; the amazing play- 

offs. The Yankees opened against 
Texas and split the two games in 
Yankee Stadium. They went on to 
Arlington, where they had won once 
during the regular season. The 
chances for the Yankees seemed dis- 
mal. But they battled. They came 
from behind in the next two games 
to beat Texas and move in to the 

The ALCS was wild, to say the 
least. The Yankees faced the Balti- 
more Orioles, again. The Yankees 
won the first game in New York 
with the help of 12-year-old Jeff 
Maire. They lost the next game and 
moved to Camden Yards in Balti- 
more, where they were 6-0 during 
the regular season. The Yankees 
won the next three games to cap- 
ture the A.L. pennant. The Orioles 
lived by the homer and died by it. 
They died by the long ball of Yan- 
kees like Strawberry and Fielder. 

The Worid Series was no excep- 
tion. It was just a continuation of 
an incredible season. 

The Yankees were humiliated 
at home by the Braves 12-1 and 4- 
0, but they did not give up. Sports 
writer after sport writer - except 
those in New York - were calling it 
over for the Yankees. It was not 

The Yankees swept the Braves 
in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium 
to the dismay of the crowd. Even 
after the Yankees had tied the se- 
ries at two games a piece a Fox 
sports announcer said, "I just have 
two words for the Yankees: Smolts 
and Maddux. Lights out New 
York." ' ! 

The Yankees' "Dandy Andy" 
showed the Braves and the baseball 
worid why he was 2 1 -8 in the regu- 
lar season. The Yankees shut out 
the Braves 1-0. 

The Worid Series title was the 
only reward for such an incredible 
season. A season that was filled 
with story-book comebacks. A re- 
ward for a team that was 8-0 on the 
road in the playoffs. It was the only 
fitting reward for a team that played 
with its heart, and a strong desire to 

Some people will still argue that 
the Braves may have a better team. 
but talent is not everything that 
makes up a good team. A team's 
heart and desire to win can some- 
limes be more important than tal- 

The Yankees were the belier 
team in 1 996 because they had heart 
and desire to win - and they did. 

November 1, 1396 

NBA Preview and Picks 

hy Greg Wedel & Anthony Reiner 
The season begins in a couple 
days, and there have been many 
changes around the NBA in the last 
few months. Enormous amounts of 
money have been doled out to the 
league's elite players, but even the 
average players have received con- 
tracts that players from ten years 
ago only dreamed of. . 

The Houston Rockets and New 
"I'ork Knicks have improved the 
must. The Rockets have acquired 
future Hall of Fame star Charles 
Barkley and veteran power forward 
Kcvm Willis. They will most likely 
be the Western Conference Cham- 
pions. The New York Knicks added 
All-Star forward Larry Johnson and 
young guards Chris Childs and Alan 
Houston. They will most likely 
meet the Bulls in the Eastern Con- 
ference Championship and lose. 

Other teams, like the Bulls and 
Pacers, had few changes. The Bulls 
were able to re-sign Michael Jordan 
m a one-year $25 million contract. 

They also re-signed coach Phil 
Jackson and bad boy Dennis Rod- 
man and have an excellent chance 
ofagain being World Champs. The 
Pacers re-signed clutchman Reggie 
Miller, Dale and Antonio Davis, and 
traded for proven guard Abdul- 

Other teams like Phoenix and 
Orlando lost marquee players. The 
Suns lost Barkley, and the playoffs 
may not be within their reach de- 
spite up-and-coming stars Michael 
Finley and Wesley Person. 

The Magic lost Shaq to the 
Lakers, but many Magic fans won't 
miss the big guy. Penny Hardaway 
will lead the Magic into the play- 
offs as the possible scoring champ. 

Despite all the changes, the top 
teams will remain at the lop. The 
Rockets, Spurs. Jazz, Bulls. Knicks 
and Magic will all win 50 games 
this season and advance in the play- 

College Football Beats the NFL 

hy Greg Wedel 

Did anybody notice the cars 
with Alabama Crimson Tide and 
Tennessee Volunteers fiags waving 
around town this weekend? 

So what's ail the hype about? 


Now, some of you from up in 
Yankee Land may not be aware. 
but college football is king in the 
Southeast. In fact, I have found 
college football to be superior to 
the NFL for a variety of reasons, 
despite the fact that I have to get 
the games taped because they are 
on the Sabbath. 

First of all, there's the atmo- 
sphere. Granted. I'm watching 
taped games, but there is some- 
thing about bands playing fight 
songs and mascots and cheerlead- 
ers getting the fans into the game. 
The NFL doesn't have it. 

Secondly, the games seem to 
go faster. In the NFL, the network 
goes to commercial at almost ev- 
ery change of possession. College 
football does not cut to commer- 
cial nearly as often. 

Also, there is infinitely more 
rivalry in college play. Do you 

think Dallas and the Redskin^ are , 
rivals? Did you nol sec all j 
flags waving this weekend? The] 
rivalry between the Crimson Tide ( 
and Tennessee Volunteers or die 
Florida Gators and Florida State 
Seniinoles makes anything in the 
NFL pale in comparison. 

Lastly, every college game 

game and still expect to be national i 
champs. Just one loss decreases a 
team's chance almost infinitely. In 
the NFL, a team can lose ;is many 
as half their gimies and still make 
the playoffs. There is a sense of 
immediacy thai college toolhall 
has and prolesssional dues noi. 

So get out those VCRs and 
videotapes (be careful in those 
dorm rooms) and tape those big 
Saturday football games. And 
when you go home for Thanksgiv- 
ing, tHpe the Florida Gators and 
Florida State Seminoles game that 
Saturday, so you can watch the 
biggest game of the year before the 
Sugar Bowl. See foryourseif what 
all the hype is about and become a 
college football fan. 

Eastern Conferencp 

Atlantic Division 

1. New York Knicks - The addition of three new starters (Johnson, Hous- 
ton, and Childs) makes them potential division champs. Questions if the 
new team can gel. 

2. Orlando Magic - Despite the defection of Shaq, the Magic are still in 
the division hunt, led by the talented Hardaway and experienced Horace 

3. Washington Bullets -The tandem of Webber and Howard with the addi- 
tion of Strickland could make the Bullets playoff contenders. 

4. Miami Hear - Riley and Mourning will keep the Heat in the playoff 

5. Boston Celtics - M.L. Carr has ruined this once proud franchise. 

6. Philadelphia 76ers - New ownership and management may bring them 
back from the brink of oblivion. 

7. New Jersey Nets - Quite possibly the worst franchise of the 1990s. 

Central Division 

1 . Chicago Bulls - Still the best in the Eastern Division. Michael "the $25 
million mati" Jordan and Coach Phil Jackson are back for one more 
year.. .one more championship? 

2. Atlanta Hawks - Addition of Motumbo brings an inside presence on 
defense, allowing Laettner to shine at power foward. 

3. Indiana Pacers - Reggie Miller and the Davis tandem return. The addi- 
tion of Abdul-Rauf will make for a more potent offense. 

4. Cleveland Cavaliers - Fratello will keep his team competitive through 
coaching. Look for more low-scoring defensive games. 

5. Detroit Pistons - Loss of Houston hurts this improving team. 

6. Charlotte Hornets - Will off-season moves make much of a difference? 

7. Milwaukee Bucks - Have young talent; playoffs still far off down the 

S. Toronto Raptors - Rookie-of-the-Year Damon Sloudamire needs help 
to get (he Raptors into the playoff hunt. 

Western Conference 

Midwest Division 

1 . Houston Rockets -The additions of Barkley and Willis give Rockets the 
best starters in basketball, probable conference champs, 

2. San Antonio Spurs - The return of Dominique Wilkens to the NBA 
gives the Spurs an added offensive punch. 

3. Utah Jazz - The most consistent team in pro-basketball. Stockton and 
Malone hear the career clock ticking and want that coveted championship 

4. Dallas Mavericks - Can this young and talented team put aside their 
personal differences and make the playoffs? ■ 

5. Minnesota Timberwolves - Young stars Garnett and Marbury will need 
more experience before the Timberwolves can be playoff contenders. 

6. Denver Nuggets - Key losses hurt this once rising team. 

7. Vancouver Grizzlies - Second-year franchise hoping to simply win 25 

Pacific Division 

1. Seattle Supersonics - The Western Conference champs will again set 
their sights on the NBA Championship. They are the deepest team in the 

2. Los Angeles Lakers - Shaq is in L.A., but no ring this year. The Lakers 
have loads of talent, but lack the maturity, experience and intelligence to 
win the championship. 

3. Phoenix Suns - Barkley's gone; so is any championship talk. The young- 
sters will need to grow up fast. 

4. Sacramento Kings - Last year's playoff experience makes Richmond 
and Co. hungry for more. 

5. Portland Trailblazers -Rob\n&on and Sabonis lead a stagnant franchise. 

6. Golden Slate Warriors - Hard luck franchise, always fail to live up to 

7. Los Angeles Clippers - They are improving, but still awfiil. 


Destination: Jamaica, "The Island in the Sun" 

Feelin' Irie, Mon 

by Christina Ho^an 

Barreling up the narrow, wind- 
ing Jamaican mountain roads in a 
small filled-to-capacity van. I 
Liused my eyes lightly and made my 
peace with God. 

Our "Number One Bus Driver" 
(as all Jamaican bus drivers c^ill 
themselves) swerved to pass the 
slow vehicle in front of us. 

A bend in the road hid any on- 
comine traffic from our view. Peek- 
in^: liirough my fingers laced across 
inv t;iLL'. I noticed another van head- 
in,: -iraiijlil Toward us. 

I,:". L\ it. I thought. Miracu- 
lously, "Number One Bus Dnver' 
pulled the van back inin his lane just 
a lew feel before smashing into the 
other van. 

And he did all this without bai- 
ling an eyelid. 

Meanwhile, 1 was checking my ; 
pulse. I'm going to die on my first 
trip to Jamaica. 

People go to the Caribbean for 
peace, rest, and relaxation. So far it 
wasn't working. 

I should have known the gods 
weren't smiling on me when I 
stepped off the cruise ship at 
Montego Bay. "The Island in the 
Sun" was missing the sun. Instead, 
rain drizzled down on me from an 

The dreary day, however, had 
no negative effect on the islanders. 
"Welcome to Jamaica, mon," a 
bearded native said with an almost 
toothless smile. He was playing the 
Caracas in a four-man reggae band. 
They all wore blue, red, and yellow 
island shirts and straw hats. 

1 smiled back; it was conta- 

But that was before I got on the 
van for a two-hour ride to Ocho 
Rios where I would climb Dunn's 
River Falls. Two hours. Tlvo hours 
on this van, I was thinking when a 
cheerful and energetic voice inter- 
rupted my thoughts. 

"Hey everybody! How ya 
doin' today, mon? 1 am your bus 
driver. I am de number one bus 
driver in all Jamaica," he stated 

But soon I became worried that 
Number One Bus Driver was driv- 
ing just a little too fast and a little 
too close to the car in front of us. 

Seeing the looks of consterna- 
tion on our faces, he said, "Don't 
worry. No problem, mon. Number 
One Bus Driver in confrol." 

His words would have been 
more comforting if Number One 
Bus Driver had kept his eyes on the 
road as he spoke. 

To distract us, frene, our tour 

Just a little chilly: My dad. 

■freshitiii break while climbing Dunn's Rivt 

guide, decided to teach us to speak 

"First ya gotta learn to say 'No 
problem, mon.' Jamaicans, we 
never worry. Noting is a problem 
for us. Another ting Jamaicans say 
all de time is 'feelin' irie, mon.' 
Feelin' irie means you're on top of 
de world, lovin' life. It's de best 
feelin' you can have." 

I'll be feelin' irie as soon as I 
get off this van, 1 thought. 
Nevertheless, the Jamaicans' care- 
free attitude toward life impressed 
me. Convinced we were a little 
more relaxed, Irene taught us a Ja- 
maican song. It had a catchy little 
tune, and I kept singing it over and 
over in my head. 

"Well I'm sad to say 

I'm on my way. 

Won't be back for many a day. 

My heart is down. 

My head is turning around. 

I had to leave a little girl in 

Leaning, cardboard-like shacks 
glared back at me from the side of 
the road. Rain leaked through the 
numerous holes in the roofs. 

Potbellied pigs scurried down 
the sfreets, in and out of houses. 
Scantily-clad barefoot children 
rolled rusted metal hoops down the 
streets with sticks, laughing, eyes 
smiling. Alongside the road cows 
and goats, tied to posts, munched 
the tall grass. This was their "pas- 

An older lady dressed in bright 
greens and yellows led a donkey, 
burdened down with baskets of 

fresh fruits and vegetables, through 
the market. A moving grocery store, 
I laughed to myself as women lined 
up to buy the food. 

My taste buds danced as the 
combined aromas of mangoes and 
jerk chicken spices wafting from an 
outdoor cafe filled the Caribbean 

Leaving the village, we headed 
into the countryside. The deserted 
beach frowned this rainy day, and 
the white-capped waves angrily 
beat the wet sand again and again, 
as if blaming it for hiding the sun. 

"You don't want to swim in de 
ocean today," Number One Bus 
Driver said. "De current is too 
strong. You could drown easily." 

We soon arrived in Ocho Rios, 
site of Durm's River Falls, one of 
the few falls in the world you can 
actually climb. 

The falls cascades down to the 
ocean for 670 feet. This large nam- 

: has several freshwater 
pools to swim in, and the lush foli- 
age adds to its tropical mystique. 

Our two tour guides who knew 
the falls backwards and forwards 
could probably climb it in their 
sleep. For us amateurs, the task was 
a little daunting. We had on old but 
sohd shoes to protect our feet from 
the rocks. Our guides went barefoot. 

Holding hands, we formed a 
human chain. The guide at the front 
led us over the rocks and through 
waist-deep water. 

The other guide carried our 
cameras up the falls and took the 
pictures for us. Thirty cameras hung 
around his neck and arms while he 

climbed up the falls barefoot. Not 
one drop of water got on my cam- 

Tltis must be the lost Garden of 
Eden, 1 thought. Red flowers hung 
from the branches over the falls in 
an arch, creating a lush garden roof. 
The breeze blew some petals off the 
limbs, and they fell down to the 
water where they swirled round and 
round in little eddies. 

The cold water felt good on this 
warm day as it rushed over my feet 
and splashed up onto my legs. Sand- 
wiched between two people and 
grasping their hands, I gingerly 
stepped on the rocks and tried to 
follow the "path." Around trees, 
over rocks, up up we climbed, mov- 
ing like a snake, back and forth, in 
an "S" pattern. 

After about an hour of climb- 
ing and splashing around in the 
pools, we made it to the top, leav- 
ing the beautiful water garden be- 
hind. The sun still refused to shine, 
but it didn't matter. Jamaica was still 
and will always be the "Island in the 

In my short visit to Jamaica, 1 
had become fascinated with its in- 

In an area smaller than Con- 
necticut (4,411 square miles) live 
2.5 million of the friendliest people; 
African, European, Arabic, Chi- 
nese, East Indian. A real melting 

"Out of many, one people," as 
their motto goes. In one day I had 
fallen in love with Jamaica's reggae 
music, exuberant people, skilled ar- 
tisans, and carefree attitude. 

I suddenly realized I didn't v 

November 1, 1996 

D leave. I didn't want to go back to 
i and hustle and bustle of 
American life. 

I didn't want to go back where 
people are only concerned with 
themselves, where people are too 
busy to lend a helping hand. Or 

I wanted to feel irie forever. I 
wanted to find the peace and joy 
these people had. I realized, how- 
ever, that even though I had to leave 
!, it didn't have to leave me. 

I reluctantly walked back up the 
gangway and went to the top deck 
of the ship to say goodbye to 
Montego Bay. As the ship pulled 
out to sea, the coastlii 
tains became smaller and smaller. 

I thought I caught a glimpse of 
the sun peeking through the clouds 
as it slowly sank below the 

"Well I'm sad to say I'm 
way." I whispered to no one. "Won'l 
be back for many a 


In Concert 

Saturday, November 9 

at 6:00 p.111. 

in the Collefedale Academy 


(yet a sneak peak at the band 

at Koinonla Sabbath School 

the same day) 

Helpful Travel Hints: 

What to buy: 

wood carvings (canes, : 
bookends of lignum vil 
native hardwood) 
original work by Jamaic 
Jamaican fashions 

handbags and hat: 
What to pack; 

• windbreaker in case of i 

• good but old shoes for c 

uloffs and an old s 

Words to kncFw: 

• walk good - keep well or safe 

- deliglilful 
- 1 will soon be wit 

;• fried breadfruit 

• fried plantain 

• ackee (nationiJ fruit cooked and 
used as a vegetable) 

What to do: 

•climb Dunn's River Falls 

• gel hair braided Jamaican style 


• taiawah - strong and courageous 

• go to Kingston alone, especially 
at night (some people advise not 
going there at aJIt 

•go to a deserted beach alone (only 

tended at the beach 
Other things to know: 

1 Ci^a 
j* go on 

a bus ride in the moun- 

overexuberant; three diflerent 
drivers may irv to gel vou on their 


bus at the same lime. Just iiive a 

■ shop 

it a local market irenicm- 

verv llrm -No." 

• learn 

barter with vendors: 
e insulted if you don't) 
a Jamaican song 

* all guides expect lips 

• some bus drivers may rip you ofi 
by not taking you as far as ihey 
said they would. 

November 1, 1396 

Half An Hour To Spare: From Estonia To America 

by Cindi Bowe 

"Hey, hey you. Come here; you 
got your ticket!" 

Those are the words Liubov 
Litvinkova had waited months to 
hear. Her plane ticket lo America 
had arrived a half hour before the 
plane was to depart. 

More than a year later, the slen- 
der blonde 17-year-old native of 
Estonia is studying broadcast jour- 
nalism at Southern. 

According to Litvinkova, her 
life is full of "accidents" that God 
has allowed to happen so she could 
attend school in America. 

The story began when 
Litvinkova was 10. She lived in 
Estonia, a country bordering Rus- 
sia, While out for a walk, she and 
her mother stumbled upon a little 
building with the inscription "Sev- 
enth-day Adventisl Church." 

Puzzled as to whai the name 
meant, the two walked inside to find 
[he choir rehearsing for the evening 

Intrigued by the church's doc- 
trine, Litvinkova and her mother 
joined the small church in Narva, 
Estonia. Six months later her 
mother was baptized, and a year 
later Litvinkova was baptized, also. 
"It Just happened by accident. 
God leads my life by accidents, and 
that's fine with me," Litvinkova 

Accident or no accident, 
Litvinkova's life soon underwent a 
dramatic change. 

At an evangelistic meeting, Al 
Landers, a member of the evange- 
listic team, approached 16-year-old 
Litvinkova. He said he wanted to 
buy food at the market, but did not 
speak the language. He asked her 
to be his translator. 

On the way to the market, the 

America. Litvinkova turned to 
Landers and said jokingly, "So is 
there any possibility I can go?" 

Litvinkova was shocked when 
he took her seriously. The next day 
Landers telephoned U.S. Immigra- 
tion to arrange for her to attend high 
school in America. 

From that point. Litvinkova 
faced dilemma after dilemma. 

Even though she was bom in 
Estonia. Litvinkova was a Russian 
citizen because her parents were 
Russian. The U.S. Immigration 
needed proof she lived in Estonia 
before they would issue her a visa. 
It usually lakes a year to get a resi- 
dence permit. 

Close Call: Liiibnv Limnkova got her plane ticket only 30 minutes 
befor her flight left for the United Stales. 

Litvinkova told her story to a 
female representative of the Union 
of European Organizations. The 
woman informed Estonia's chief of 
immigration about the matter, but 
was doubtful anything would be 
done quickly. 

"She didn't believe anything 
could happen. Maybe God wanted 
to show her He's strong enough," 
Litvinkova says. 

She prayed continuously. One 
Friday morning at 8:00 her prayer 
was answered. She received her 
residence permit in just three 

She telephoned Landers to tell 
him the good news. Sadly, he in- 
formed her that school had started 
a month before. 

Not discouraged, Litvinkova 
applied for her visa at noon that day. 
She was informed she could pick it 
up that afternoon if the computers 
did not break down as they had 
many times that week. 

"Please God. not now," she 
prayed. At 3 p.m. her visa was 

Later that night she telephoned 
Landers and asked him lo send her 

a plane ticket. 

In faith, Litvinkova and her 
mother dashed out the door with 
suitcases — but no plane ticket — to 
the Tallinn airport. They were told 
no flights were available until Tues- 

Litvinkova faced a four-day wait 
with a heavy pile of luggage. Where 
would she stay? 

She quickly remembered some 
friends from church who lived in the 
area. She stayed with them until 

But how would she get to 
America without a plane ticket? She 
called the airport on Monday night. 
Her ticket was not there. 

She called back at 9:00Tuesday 
morning. Her ticket still had not ar- 
rived, and her plane was to leave at 
11 a.m. 

At 10:25 a.m. her ticket was still 

"I was worried because the time 
was flying," says Litvinkova, 

Five minutes later — a half hour 
before the plane left — the lady be- 
hind the ticket counter, who by now 
recognized Litvinkova. announced 
that the ticket had finally arrived. 

Litvinkova began classes at 
Mount Pisgah Academy in North 
Carolina three weeks late, and 
spoke very little English. 

Despite this, she pulled a 3,0 her 
first semester and graduated with a 

"I was praying and doing my 
homework with a dictionary," she 

Right before graduation. 
Litvinkova received some discour- 
aging news from Landers. He 
would not be able to sponsor her 
through college. 

Litvinkova prayed a short and 
simple prayer: 

"God, good morning. Thanks 
for your love. Let people see You 
in me. If it's not your will that I go 
to college, that's great. You know 
something better. Show me where 
to go and what to do." 

A few weeks before graduation. 
Litvinkova broke her ankle. She had 
to wear a cast for four weeks. 

"Great, I can't go home now," 
she thought. She now sees how God 
was leading. 

Three weeks later. Landers 
called to say that he had found a 
sponsor for her. 

Pastor Neil Hadley of Atlanta 
drove to North Carolina to pick up 
Litvinkova and take her to her new 
destination: Southern College of 
Seventh-day Adveniists. 

She arrived on June 2 and was 
academically accepted the next day. 
She began her fVee summer session. 

Litvinkova worked all summer 
in the library, but the money she 
made along with Hadley's contri- 
bution was not enough to pay tu- 

Litvinkova told religion profes- 
sor Ron du Preez about her predica- 
ment. He asked the students in her 
"Life and Teachings of Jesus" class 
to pray that God would provide her 
with the money. 

Hadley told Litvinkova's story 
to his congregation and they sent 
money. The word spread, and soon 
a prayer group in Rorida was spon- 
soring her, too. 

Soon she had enough money lo 
pay for her freshman year. She is 
not worried about the future, but 
trusts God to provide her with Ihe 
funds to complete three more years 
at Southern. 

Perhaps another "accident" will 

Know an interesting person who should be featured in the Accent? 
Let us know. 

November 1, 1996 

Weather linked lo Depression in 1^ all And Winter 

I by Sleplianie Swilley 

Have you been a little depressed 
I lately? Has someone told you "It's 
I probably just the weather"? 

Well, they might be more right 
I than you think. You could be suf- 
l fering from Seasonal Affective Dis- 
order, a seasonal mood disorder 
better known as SAD. It comes with 
beginning of fall and winter, 
, characterized by a depressed mood 
and a cluster of physical symptoms 
that usually subside when spring 

"It is related to the amount of 

I sunlight people receive. It affects 

mood through the visual pigments," 

says Dr. Paul Barlett, a clinical psy- 

I chologist in Chattanooga. "Because 

I the fall and winter the days are 

shorter, the sun is blocked and there 

is less light, [SAD sufferers] expe- 
rience mood changes." 

People who work in dark envi- 
ronments, with little or no sunlight, 
can also be affected. 

A number of unwanted physi- 
cal and psychological symptoms 
characterize this disorder. People 
with SAD overeat, feel lethargic, 
oversleep, gain weight and crave 
carbohydrates. SAD sufferers avoid 
social situations, have decreased 
concentration and creativity, are ir- 
ritable and can't complete tasks. 

These symptoms seem to de- 
scribe every one of us, but accord- 
ing to Dr. Norman Rosenthal in the 
Journal of the American Medical 
Association, only six percent of the 
population suffers from SAD and 

Study Shows More 
Americans Affected By 

PROVO, Utah— One in four women and one in 10 1 

3 develop depression during their lifetime, according ti 
'sychialric As: 


However, many people do not recognize their depression as an ill- 
ness and therefore don't get treatment. 

Research done by the National Institute of Menial Health showed 
three things have been lii^ked to depression: family history, stressful 
environment, psychological makeup, or a combinadon of these three. 

No mailer what the triggering factor is, NDvIH research shows thai 
individuals with depressive illnesses "often have too liitle or loo much 
of certain neurochemicals." The most prominent of these is the neu- 
rotransmitter serotonin. Sciendsls believe a deficiency of this chemi- 
cal may cause the sleep problems, imtabilily and anxiety associated 

In order to treat the illness, it's importanl lu recognize signs of 
depression. NIMH says symptoms can include: 

• Feelings of worthlessness 

- Loss of intei'est in activiiies once enjoyed. 

• Insomnia 

• Drastic appetite changes 

• Decreased energy or fatigue 

• Thoughts of death or suicide 

• Restlessness or irritability 

• Difficulty concentrating and/or remembering 

To lengthen thy life, 
lessen thy meals. 

14 percent from subsyndromal 
SAD. which has milder symptoms. 
Women are more likely to suf- 
fer from SAD, outnumbering men 
by three to one. Chances of con- 
tracting SAD increase after puberty 
and decrease as you get older. Re- 
searchers at the National Institute 

of Mental Health estima 

e that up 

to one million adolescent 

have the 

disorder, but have yet to 

be diag- 


A very safe, effective 


for SAD does exist. The 

most ac- 

cepted form of treatmen 

t is light 

therapy or photo therapy. It involves 

30 minute or one hour tin 

ne blocks 

10,000 lux fluorescent lights. Patien 
ts sit near the lights and do home- 

work, read or whatever they \ 
to pass the time. The t 
however, can cause eyestrain, head- 
aches and insomnia. Light therapy 
can be combined with antidepres- 
sant drug treatment and exercise, 
which should be done outside when 

If you would like more informa- 
tion on SAD. check the Counseling 
Center, If you think you suffer from 
SAD, you should consult a health 
professional. They can talk with you 
and, if needed, set up a light therapy 
program that is right for you. Until 
spring returns, many of us will feel 
dreary, so try to get some sun and 
start praying for warmer weather. 

Country Music Station US 101 
Sponsors SAU Health Fair Nov. 19 

Partners at Wellness (PAW), along with country music radio station 
US 101 WUSY and about 50 area vendors, will sponsor Southern Adventist 
University's annual health fairTuesday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 
the gymnasium. US 101 will broadcast from the gym during those hours. 

The vendors will set up booths in the gym for specific health tests. 
such as blood pressure checks or back massages. Students who go to at 
least 1 5 booths will receive gift certificates. 

The paw Points System Is Set Up As Follows: 


Nutrition and Rest: 

(minimum requirements) 

Swimming. 1/4 mile- 20 

•S glasses of water -10 

Step aerobics. 30 min. - 2D 

• 2 servings of vegetables and 2 

servings of Iruil- 5 

Stair slcpper. 30 min. - 20 

■ Eating breakfast - .> 

Racquctball (smgles). 1 hr. - 20 

• No snacks between meals - 3 

Jogging, 1 mile -20 

■ 8 hours of sleep- 10 

Circuit training (weights/aero- 

bics). 30 mm. -20 

•2 of the 8 hours before 

midnight - 5 

Weight lifting, 30 min. -10 

- The top two people each month 

Tennis (singles). 1 hour- 10 

receive a $20 gift certificate to 

Hamilton Place Mall. 

Soccer, I hour- 10 

" All those who accumulate at 

Brisk walking, 30 min, - 10 

least 240 points of Exercise a 

month and at least 800 points of 

Biking, 30 min. -10 

Nutrition and Rest a month will 

receive a free T-shirt. 

Basketball, 30 min. -10 

• Be sure to sign in at the desk in 

Golf, walking, 9 holes - 5 

the gymnasium as you exercise 

and stay healthy. 

Other - musi be approved 

—££niamm Fran^ 

November 1, 1996 


E. O. Grundesi. Columnist 

"How do you know it's Novem- 
ber?" someone asks. 

Well, most of the gaudy leaves 
have out-pigmented themselves 
right off the trees — except the 
brown oaks which are the last to 
drop off. 

Also, the temperature is consid- 
erably lower and Canada Geese and 
Sandhill Cranes are making aerial 
patterns as they migrate South. 

Unfortunately, this column is 
being prepared before the World 
Series and the Election are com- 
pleted, so supply the missing words 
here: the Yankees won the World 
Series and ????? was elected Presi- 

I decided to get a sandwich at 
the Campus Kitchen the other day. 
Let me tell you about it. 

1 entered the establishment by 
the proper side door and got in line. 
I deduced that I was supposed to 
give my order to the girl sitting be- 
hind the computer, but she seemed 
to be popping up every once in a 
while and making contact with the 
kitchen workers. 

Between taking orders she was 
carrying on excitable conversations 
with her Spanish-speaking friends. 
I finally got within speaking dis- 
tance and I told her that 1 wanted a 
"Lomino Sandwich." 

She immediately gave me a 
little plastic tent with #75 impressed 
on both sides. I took a seat and 

Along the Promenade. November 

lited for 25 r 

Suddenly an energetic 

th a notebook and 
started asking all of us what we had 
coming. 1 asked her why she had to 
do this. She said the computer was 
down and they had to find out what 
everybody had ordered. 

OK! Soon Miss Efficiency and 
Miss Speedy started flying by with 
orders on trays. And, in ten more 
minutes. I had my sandwich. 

Meantime, an elderly lady was 
walking around, seemingly quite 
disoriented. I asked her what was 
wrong and she said, "How can I get 
out of here?" 

I pointed to the Exit Door and 

she left. Oh the sandwich was 

absolutely the best and worth wait- 
ing for. well, at least this time. 

Now, we're walking and min- 
gling on the Promenade and in KR's 
Place asking this question: What do 
you find disgusting or irksome 
about some people? Here are a few 
responses: Todd Silverstein (a re- 
ligious studies major originally 
from North Carolina who is now 
married and living in CoUegedale) 
doesn't like people who talk about 

Rachelina Mendez (a nursing 
major from Apopka, Florida) can't 
stand nose-picking — it's yucky. You 
got that right. 

Then, Kris Eckenroth {an ac- 
counting major from Leesport, 
Pennsylvania) can't take the noise 
that some people make when they 

eat- John Thomas agrees with you! 
Aaron Payne (a theology min- 
isterial major from Berrien Springs, 
Michigan) is not in favor of people 
making sniffing noises (whatever 
they are). 

Aaron was checking out a pub- 
lication called Buckeye Sports Spe- 
cial while dispensing bagels to cus- 
tomers. He said that the paper 
(mucho pages) reports on all sports 
in Ohio (you mean that people ac- 
tually read this?) 

Appropriate to the season, 
Marti Fish (a music major from 
Apison, Tennessee) said she can't 
take people who believe political 
commercials (well, don't we all?) 

Some neat improvements have 
been made in the Student Center. 
First of all. there's these natural- 
looking stone tiles in the entrance 
that make quite an impression. It's 
a vast improvement over the waler- 
splashed and soiled carpeting. 

Then there's the Dean of Stu- 
dents' offices in what used to be the 
"Study and Activities Room." 

These offices should make Dr. 
Bill Wohlers and Mrs. Mary Lou 
Rowe very proud — the rooms are 
in purple and teal green, and in spite 
of the "doctor's waiting room look 
alike furniture" it's all very attrac- 
tive and ideal. A much more luxu- 
rious place in which to discuss your 
assembly absences! 

Then, there's the new carpeting 
throughout the Center— including 

the "Mountains and TV bleachers," 

The last secfion to be redeco- 
rated is the new TV and "conversa- 
tion" room which someone has at- 
tached my name to. Thank you for 
the honor — whoever is responsible. 

And, wouldn't you know, the 
world of cosmetics is keeping up 
with the world of grunge and is tout- 
ing shades of purple for lips, nails 
and eyes for Fall. 

That's sort of tolerable, but wait 
until you've heard some of the I 
names: Shattered, Roach, Gash, i 
Gangrene, Vapor and Toxin — pro- 
duced by Urban Decay (that's the 

Nordstrom's in the Mall of 
America is selling Frostbite, As- 
phyxia, Bruise, Plague and Mil- 
dew — see Time, September 16 is- ' 
sue. page 28, for actual pictures of 
these lovely items. It probably will 
put you into gastric distress which 
just might be another hue! 

Back to the real world: there's 
a small metallic sign just outside the 
Student Center porch which has 
footprints going in circles with this 
message shining through: "If you 
don't know where you're going, 
you won't know when you're losi, 
or if you've arrived." 


going to make it. Happy Thanksgi\ 

^% ""^^ 

Wrote It 

^W^B*^"^ Jim Lounsbury 

^^^X Nursing, Junior 

Every nerve a squirming laugh ) 
recedes into the soil ' 


Finding comfort far beneath i 


an outward crust of toil. [ 


Some bereft of sadness live 

wiihin a weary he;m. 

lam a can of slimy worms. 

Burrowing with joy and glee 1 

each with a mind of their own. 

through every vein and port. I 

Six inch deep, beneath the dirt 

Within a crowded home. 

1 am a can of slimy wonns. 

Crawling through the dead debris 

each with a mind of their own. 

within my slimy head. 

Six inch deep, beneath the din 

Stretching toward the darkest hole 

Within a crowded home. | 

10 reach their slimy bed. 

Digging, turning, squirming, learning ' 

Eating the sod I give, ] 

Hundreds die from teary rain 

until the can that I've become 

But hundreds live to cry 

Has worms enough to live. 

silvery trails within the dark 

that sparkle in the light. 

What do you do 



Give us your ideas 

by Nov. 15, 


under the office 


I November 1, 1S96 



Men think differently about relationships than women-they don't. 

Let's say a guy named Ken meets a girl named Barbie. They start 
hangin' out: doing the CK thing after assembly, roUerblading down 
\\tc Promenade, this and that. You know, the usual stuff. 

Time passes. Soon Barbie decides to stop dating other guys. Ken 
linL-Mi't have that luxury. They find thetnselves together at 

After the accordian solo by Carlos Gonzales. Barb leans toward 
Ken and innocently whispers. "Remember when Carlos introduced us 
i\i ihe Welcome Back Party?" 

To Barbie, the silence is deafening. She is thinking: Maybe I 
■.luiiiltin 'r have sold thai. Maybe he '.s feeUn}^ pressured by all the lime 
ne'vc been spending together. 

Ken is thinking: Yeah! I remember ihui puny. Thai's when Campus 
Safely gave me that stupid parking livkcl. J ean'l believe those guys! 
The iicrx'cH 

And Barb is thinking: He looks iipsel. Maybe Tm reading him to- 
futlv wrong. Maybe he wants more out of the relationship. Have I been 
pushing him away? Have I not been attentive to his emotional needs? 
Am I about to lose the best man that has ever come into my life? 

M\d Ken is thinking: Those Campus Stijety guys can't push me 
amiiud. If they think I'm gonna pay for thai ticket, they're wrong! 
They're gonna pay!! 

And Barb is thinking: What have 1 done? Look at him. He 's suffer- 
ing over this. What should I do? I hww he's not perfect. ..nobody is. 
A nd I know there are other fish in the sea. but Tm tired offi.shing. And 
besides, maybe we 're perfect for each other. 

And Ken is thinking: I'm paying $13,000 to go lo school here, and 
I should he able to park wherever I want! Who do ihey think they are 
anyway? Tm gonna march right up to thai Campus Safely office and.... 

"Ken," Barbie says out loud. 

"Huh?" says Ken, perplexed. 

"I ■ ve been so blind," Barb sniffles. "I just want you to know, you're 


r forgive me for U 

(There is a long pause while Ken tries to think of something to say. 
He llnally formulates a response he thinks might be appropriate). 

"Yes." Ken says hesitantly, afraid of what might come next. 

"Oh, Kenny, you're the sweetest guy I've ever met," B;irb replies 
with a tear in her eye. "I'm so glad we can communicate at this level." 

"LIh-huh," Ken answers, knowing something signillcant has just 
happened in their reladonship, but he's not sure what. 

After the Welmore bagpipe trio finishes the tenth verse of Make a 
Joyful Noise, our lovely couple exit the church and return to their resi- 
dence halls. 

Upon entering her room. Barbie immediately grabs Fluffy, the 
stuffed cat, and throws herself onto her bed. Between sobs, she tells 
her roommate everything. Together they analyze every detail of that 
evening, every word spoken, every movement made, and every breath 

Ken, on the other hand, returns to his room, grabs a piece of pizza 
off the floor, and begins an emotional discussion with his 
the probability of the Milwaukee Brewers becoming a 

The Dik List: Part Deox 

by Rick Siedel 

Yes, one good diss definitely deserves another.. .another nine, actu- 
ally! You see, in the Land of Diss, personal offense reigns supreme — 
for the diss is an entree best served cold! But then the problem arises: 
what can a girl do to stay original? You see, dissing can so easily be- 
come comonplace. and things can just get downright boring! Viewed 
in this light, creative dissing is obviously the key! Now without further 
ado, I give you The Diss List: Part Deux: 

(As before, consider these responses following a heart-felt Vespers date 


1. The Blonde Diss: '"Hee hee, hee hee, uh..No. Like, what's Ves- 

2. The Divine Diss: "Ohhhhhhh. I'd love to . but I believe God v 
punish me for that sort of thing." 

3. The Exchange Student Diss: "Ve?pers? Lo siento, pero yo i 
comprendo su lingua." 

4. The Brutal Honesty Diss: "Well, I would.. ..but your physical ap- 
pearance offends me grealily." 

5. The Nonchalant Diss: "Nahhhhh, 1 don't think s 

7. The Intellectual Diss: "You're asking me to Vespers? Well, I would, 
but it's merely that your archaically simplistic requisition is patheti- 
cally characteristic of your flagrant ineptitude." 

8. The Amnesia Diss: "Normally I'd say 'Yeah, sure,' but I'm already 
planning to go with my boyfriend. .uh...uh...what's-his-face." 

9. The Sarcastic Diss: "Vespers huh? Well, I'm pretty sure I'm sup- 
posed to be giving a lecture on the intricacies of brain surgery Friday 
night... sorry." 

Yes, the diss has certainly become an American tradition — almost 
like apple pie, yet somehow remains as timeless as a bad case of atltlete's 
foot. I now bid you happy dissing — just have a smile ready to take a 
few coming your way! 


By Leigh Rubiti 

November 1, 1996 

Community Calendar 


Thk Hale-Evans Duo—St. Luke 
United Methodist Church, Nov. 
3, 3 P.M. 

Bob Dylan — Memorial Audito- 
rium. Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., $3 1 .50. 
Cadek CoMMvmn- Orchestra — 
UTC Roland Hayes Concert 
Hall. Nov. 3, 3 p.m. 
Music of American Composers — 
UTC Roland Hayes Concert 
Hall, Nov. 4. 8 p.m. 
Madrigal Dinner — Covenant 
College, Dec. 5-7, 6:30-9:30, 
tickets CO ON sale Nov. 2 
Faculty Recital— UTC Roland 
Hayes Concert Hall, Nov. 8, 8 

Requiem by Mo2j\rt — Choral 
Arts of Chattanooga, First 
Cumberland Presbyterian 
Church, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. 
RuTiii Cohen, Israeli folk 
SINGER — Chattanooga- Ham ilton 
County Bicentennial Library, 
Nov. 10,3 p.m. 

United States Marine Band — 
Lee College, Conn Center, Nov. 
10,2:30 p.m. 

George Richie, Organ— SA.\J, 
Nov. 12,8 p.m. 

Bela Fleck — Memorial Audito- 
rium. Nov. 13, 8 P.M. 

Arts & Exhibit s 

Echoes and Images of 
Tennessee's Past: Photos by 
Christine Patterson — Hunter 
Museum, thru Nov. 3. 
Chattanooga Jewish Reflec- 
tions — Chattanooga Regional 
History Museum, thru Nov. 1 1 . 
A Passion for Pitchers: In 
Celebration of the Museum's 
35th Year — Hou.ston Museum, 
Nov. 1-December. 
First Friday Freebie — Hunter 
Museum, FREE ADMISSION, Nov. 1. 
Spectrum '96 — Hunter Museum, 
Nov. 4. 

Art Exhibition— UTC Cress 
Gallery of Art, Nov. 7-27. 
Construction of Masonry Works 
IN Public Sculpture: The Paddle 
Wheel Boat — west side of Broad 
St. between 4th & 5th Sts., Nov. 

21 ST Annual YMCA Christmas 
Market — Chattanooga Conven- 
tion & Trade Center, Nov. 12-14, 

Film & Theatre 

Cemetery Man: International 
Film Series— UTC Grote Hall, 
Nov. I -2 at 7:30 P.M., Raccoon 
Room on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. 
How Things Happen in Threes — 
Phoenix KI auditorium, Nov. I, 
7:30 p.m.. $5. 

Prelude to a Kiss — CHArrANOoOA 
Theatre Centre, Nov. I, 2, 7, 8, 9, 
14, 15, 16at8p.m.,andat2:30 
p.m. on Nov. 10. 

Eleanor: A Celebration — UTC 
Fine Arts Center, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. 
Sesame Street Live! — Memorial 
Auditorium, Nov. 12-13, 7 p.m. 
Second Saturday Cinema: Fall- 
ing Hare and Stagecoach — 
Downtown Library Auditorium, 
Nov. 9. 2:30 P.M. 
Waliace and Gromit: The Best 
of Aardman Animation — UTC, 
Nov. 7-9 AT 27:30 p.m.. Raccoon 
Room on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. 


Fli. See You Thursday: A Poetry 
Reading byMyra Shapiro — 
Hunter Museum, Nov. 3. 3:30 p. 
Friends of the Library Book 
Review Series: Foucault's 
Pendulum by Umderto Eco — 
Chattanooga-Hamilton Co. 
-Library, Nov. 6. 

Friends of the Library Anni. 
Meetinc — UTC Student Cen 
Nov. 7, 6: 15 P.M. 
Gallery Chat: Gracieand th 
Mountain — Chattanooga Rl- 
gional History Museum, No\ 

Classes/Progra ms I 

Pendulum — C'dale SDA 

1.-8:30 p.m., 
3 Nov. 7. 
Genealogy Workshop — Chatta- 
nooga-Hamilton Co. Bicenten- 
nial Library, Nov. 2, 1 a 

)n required- 

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The Official Student Newspaper of Southern Adventisl University Volume 52 

iTUDENTS 'String' for WDEF 12 On Election Night 

What's Inside.. 




Flag Footb; 



The Lite of Bi 

The Back Page 

Election Night Fever: SAU Sophomore Merrilyn Carey enters vote totals into the WDEF News- 12 
computer on Election Night. The totals were then broadcast to give viewers up-to-date returns. 

by Riithie Kerr 

Southern students experienced 
election night stress as reporters for 
the first time November 5. 

News- 12, Chattanooga's CBS 
affiliate, used 16 students from the 
journalism and communication de- 
partment as stringers. 

A stringer reports from a court- 
house where the votes are counted 
and the results announced. This per- 
son contacts the station to report the 
latest results. 

Besides the 16 students who 
went to eight county courthouses in 
Tennessee and Georgia, three more 

students helped in die n 
Channel 12. 

"Rick Russel [news director for 
News- 12] called me a few months 
ago and asked if I would coordinate 
the event," says Stephen Ruf, assis- 
tai>t professor of journalism and 


Students would have the opportu- 
nity to see what gathering news is 
like in a high-pressure competitive 

Jean-Robert DesAmours, ajun- 
ior broadcast journalism major, ex- 
perienced this high pressure envi- 

"I was in a room with about 30 

media people all looking off one 
sheet of election results." says 
DesAmours. "It was crazy." 

After pushing their way to the 
front, DesAmours and partner Daria 
Lauterbach, sophomore broadcast 
journalism major, scribbled down 
the results and called News 12. 

This wasn't just a one-time oc- 
currence. The students called after 
every precinct had reported. Some 
counties only had seven precincts, 
but others had up to 28. 

It wasn't easy. Ruf says that one 

group called the station because the 

See WDEF, page 2 

Sys-Op Charges Students with System Sabotage 

by Alex Rasano. Christina Hogan. 
and Heidi Boggs 

In the last three weeks, two stu- 
dents have been accused of violat- 
ing Southern Internet guidelines by 
John Beckett, Director of Informa- 
tion Services. 

Approximately three weeks 
ago. Freshman Luke Miller re- 
ceived an e-mail from Beckett ac- 
cusing him of illegally sharing pass- 
words with someone at Andrews 

"There is evidence that Ihe.two 
of you have shared passwords with 
each other. If so, please change your 
passwords and 'sin no more.' Big 

brother is watching," wrote Beckett. 
Miller had no idea what Beckett was 
talking about. 

He wrote back to Beckett: 
"What kind of evidence is there? I 
have NEVER shared my password 
with anyone and further more, don't 
even know the other person you sent 
the mail to. 1 would appreciate be- 
ing cleared of this." 

Beckett told Miller not lo worry 
about it if it wasn't true, blaming 
the incident on a technical error. 

"I didn't do the original inves- 
tigation, but the person who did 
must have fingered the wrong guy. 
No one had done anydiing wrong. 

so I informed Miller it was no 
problem... I probably failed to apolo- 
gize correcdy to him," Beckett says. 
Two weeks later, Beckett accused 
Wade Quale, second year freshman, 
of attempting to crash the system 
after he saw a suspicious encrypted 

Quale received a phone call 
from Beckett during his Intro to 
Computer Graphics class. Quale 
says Beckett harrassed him for 
about ten minutes, telling him that 
he was onto him and he had better 
be careful. Quale says he wasn't 
See Sys-Op, page 3 

November 15, 1996 

Mixed Feelings and Low Turnouts During Elections 

by Ditane Gang 

No Democrat has done it since 
Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

But in last week's election that 
saw record lows in voter turnout. 
President Clinton became the first 
Democratic president to be re- 
elected since Roosevelt in 1944. 

Clinton is also only the second 
two-term plurality president in his- 
tory. Democrat Woodrow Wilson 
received 49.2 percent of the popu- 
lar vote in 1916. 

For at least two of the next four 
years Clinton will govern with a Re- 
publican-controlled Congress. 

To Democrats and other sup- 
porters it is a great triumph to have 
Clinton reelected. 

Record your vote: Freshman Herb Deimison records his voie i 
tion Day at Community Center next to Collegedale City Hall. 



"America has committed the un- 
thinkable and the unpardonable — - 
it has knowingly and deliberately 
elected a president it believes is dis- 
honest, untruthful and untrustwor- 
thy," writes a reporter for a major 
Northeastern newspaper. 

The New York Post reports that 
58 percent of those participating in 
an exit poll "regard President 
Clinton as unprincipled, deceitful 

On the flip side, Washington 
Times exit polling shows that 57 
percent of voters polled say the is- 
sues were more important than char- 
acter. According to the same exit 
poll, 68 percent of the minority who 
say character was more important 
voted for Bob Dole. 

The economy was another key 
issue in President Chnton's reelec- 
tion. A nationwide survey showed 
that 53 percent saw the economy as 
good, and of those people, 62 per- 
cent voted for President Clinton. 

Additionally, the Washington 
Tunes reports that 54 percent of 
women voted for President Clinton 
compared to 44 percent of male 

This election was mild and re- 
strained from becoming an all-out 
mudslinging contest, say some vot- 

"I thought it was rather dull 
and boring. It did not have enough 
mudslinging involved in it," says 
Freshman Jason Garey. 

The things that really get 
people interested and involved in 
politics were not there and "that is 
why I think we had the lowest voter 
turnout in history," he adds. 

On the Southern campus, stu- 
dents were split on the important 

College Democratic Club 
President Avery McDougle says re- 
ligious freedom, the economy and 
"issues concerning the minority 
community" were important to him. 

"One of the reasons that I voted 

for President Clinton was that ... [he 
had] a general concern, he wanted 
to touch that [minority] segment of 
the nation," McDougle says. 

Garey says an important issue 
to him was the vote to increase the 
Hamilton County sales tax. 

"[This] tax bill that did not get 
passed [would have] affected all of 
our lives throughout Collegedale 
and Chattanooga," he says. 

Regarding Tennessee's third 
congressional district race, students 
have very partisan feelings toward 

"It was a good race. Jolly could 
have used more fervor, but Zach 
Wamp didn't deserve to win," says 
McDougle. "He talked about char- 
acter issues when he himself has a 
police record." 

"I thought that it was a very 
well done race. It was handled very 
professionally even though there 
was more mudslinging by Jolly," 
says Garey. 

SAU Students Say1 
No To Voting 

by Geoffrey Greenway 

Few students took advafUai;e 
of free transportation, and dicin'i 
head out to vote on Tuesday I 
Nov. 5. 

The Student Association in- 
vited students to get out and vote 
by posting offers of free trans- 
portation to the Collegedale Pre- 
cinct office. Student drivers do- 
nated their time to let others 
vote, but few took advantage of 
the opportunity. 

Inelda Hefferlin, Officer of I 
Elections for the Collegedale f 
Precinct, says she noticed only 
about 50 students turn out to 

'That's not near as many as 
four years ago," she says. 

"This is the biggest turn-oui 
from Collegedale," says long- 
time resident and former South- 
ern College professor Frances | 

She has worked at the elec- 
tions office for 20 years. 

; first- 1 

ers today," she says. "You could I 
see satisfaction on their faces; | 
they're patriotic, and they s 

Accent Poll Results! 

Voters 30% 

Non-Voters 70% 

Dole 52% 

Clinton 48% 

WDEF from page! 

election officials were 
fusing to give them the 
suits. Lany Mack, 
news director for News- 1 2 
telephoned the officials and 
soon the results poured in. 

The opportunity gave 
students an idea of what 
journalists actually do ev- 

"I got the chance to 
meet media people and see 
what it's like behind the 
scenes," says DesAmours. 
"The radio announcers 
would broadcast live from 
their phone. 1 felt like I was 
listening to the radio, but it 
was the newscaster sitting 

Along with numerous 
stringers, some candidates 

watched the latest posted 

"The candidates were 
interesting," says Rob 
Hopwood, junior print jour- 
nalism major and stringer 
for the Chattanooga Times 
and News- 12. "One man in 
his mid- twenties ran for 
school board. He was really 
happy because he won, but 
it was weird because he was 
a single man and doesn't 
have kids." 

Hopwood says that the op- 
ponent was a woman who 
home- schools her children. 

Back in the newsroom 
Ruf along with three stu- 
dents were inputing the lat- 
est totals into the computer. 

"I could see by looking 
at the bank of monitors in 
thenewsroom that News 12 

had the highest vote totals 
of any station because of 
the students," says Ruf. 

"I had always heard 
horror stories of how mean 
people are in the news- 
room, but they were really 
nice and understanding," 
says Merrilyn Carey, 
sophomore public relations 




Most students agree 
they were a stringer for ex- 
perience, but there was an 
added benefit. News- 12 
paid each person $50. 

"The students did a ter- 
rific job," says Mack- "We 
enjoyed the relationship 
and hope to nurture it." 

The SA election party held Thursday, Nov. 5, saw ap- 
proxinuitely 50 sfudenis pass 'through the new Grimli'^ 
Vie ABC Special Elections were acconiju^- 
id by hoi cider, streamers and myriads ofcampai}ii' 
students witnessed Clinton's re-election. 

November IS, 1996 

Students Give New History Class Rave Reviews 

bv Sori Forham 

Students are giving a new his- 
tory class, "The American Civil 
War: A People's Contest," rave re- 

"I love It says Junior Bruce 
I ve learned more m this 
I class than in any other history class 
I I've taken 

ss does not look at the 
Ipolitics or strategies of the Cuil 
Iwar. Insteid students learn wh ti 
Ithe Civil War meant to the Lomnat n 
Isoldier. Lectures cover everythin 
■from army food to the sweetheart 
Jback home 

"it's the only class of its kind 
I being taught in the country says 
■ Craig Hadley course instructor 

"You can tjust read about his 
I tory; you have to hold it touch it 
land smell it says Hadley 

Thirty percent of the course 
ade comes from field tnp partici- 
I pation. 

The class has already attended 
I the Civil War reenactment of the 
I Battle of Tunnel Hill in Georgia. 
; interesting because 

[Hddle\| \\a ihl t ik u h hind 
the seen Wi. j. t to mire than 
the average Joe. It made history 
real," says Senior Karen Gamer. 

The male students also enlisted 
in the "army" and camped out in 
Civil War tents. Female students 
dressed up in traditional clothing 

and helped out at a moi-k refugee 
camp Professional reenactors took 
part in both trips, making the expe- 
riences more authentic. 

Hadley knows about making 
history come alive. For the last 14 
years he has toured the country do- 
ing Civil War reenactments. Last 

year, he organized areenactment of 
Hood's 1864 Tennessee Campaign 
with 9,600 reenactors. 

Besides teaching at Southern 
part-lime, Hadley operates MCH 
Cultural Historical Services Com- 
pany. He contracts his services out 
as a museum consultant, archaeo- 
logical consultant and researcher. 

Currently, Hadley is contracted 
by the History Channel as a histori- 
cal consultant. He is also writing 
some chapters in a new military his- 
t(iry book for a New York publish- 

Hadley was a student at South- 
em in 1982-83. He left Southern be- 
cause he needed archaeology 
classes. He has kept in touch, how- 
ever, with Dr. Ben McArthur, his- 
tory department chair. This summer, 
Hadley offered his leaching services 
to McArthur. 

The class will be offered next 
year, as well. 

INew Degree Provides Another Option For Math Lovers 

mby Jamie Arnall 

Freshman Lisa Hauck doesn't want to be a 
Imath teacher, but she enjoys working with num- 

That's why she will be one of the first to 
I graduate with Southern's newest four-year de- 
I gree: actuarial studies. 

"Most actuaries work with insurance com- 
I panics, government, or private consulting com- 
panies. Typically they set rale structures for new 
insurance policies or develop new programs for 
insurance companies," says Dr. Art Richert, pro- 
I fessor of mathematics. 

'These days I think they are gelling more 

I involved in working with pension plans, retire- 

I menl plans, and health care as it gels more com- 

I plicated. The degree is a mix between mathemat- 

s and business courses. There are about an equal 

number of [credit] hours in both. The 42 hour 
degree therefore requires skills in both business 
and mathematics," he explains. 

Junior David Zabaleta was a math major un- 
til he heard that actuarial studies would be of- 

"I wouldn't mind working for insurance com- 
panies," he says. This year, Zabaleta is one of 
the first three actuarial studies students on cam- 

"I've liked math since I was in first grade," 
says Sophomore Sheree Cunningham. "I've al- 
ways wanted to work for some type of business. 
This degree will give me the opportunity to do 
business and my first love, which is math." 

Southern is joining the list of over 50 col- 
leges and universities that offer the bachelor's * 

degree in actuarial studies. In the fall of 1995 
the department presented the new degree to the 
Academic Affairs Committee for approval. The 
Faculty Senate then approved it, and in the spring 
of 1996 actuarial studies became the newest de- 
gree offered by Southern. 

Actuary students can better insure entrance 
into the field by taking a series of exams through 
the Society of Actuaries before they graduate. A 
student who takes 300 examination credits may 
become an Associate of The Society of Actuar- 
ies. To become a Fellow of The Society he must 
take 150 additional credits. 

In 1995. starling salaries for actuaries aver- 
aged about $36,000 for those with a bachelor's 
degree, according to the National Association of 
Colleges and Employers. 

I Continued from Sys-Op, page I 

I given a chance to say anything. 
Quale was completely dumbfounded because as 
he pui ii, "I don't even know what 'crash the 
f system' means." 

"1 chose not to inspect Wade's mail because 
[ the law says I have to have a reason to believe 
inspecting someone's mail would help the 
[ situation " says Beckett. "And I didn't have a rea- 

According to Internet privacy laws, Beckett, 
s a switchboard operator, has the right to read 
I poeple's e-mail when he feels it threatens the 
lintegrity of the system. 

■When asked if he felt he had Uie right to "harrass" 
[Quale on the phone, Beckett said, "I had a rea- 
fi to harrass him over the telephone because I 

had messages indicating some sort of attack in- 
volving Wade's e-mail account. 

"I didn't know if it was him mounting the 
attack, and I told him that, but it looked quite 
certain that it was sombody he knew. I told him 
he needed to choose better friends." 

Beckett added thai he had every right to tell 
Quale to drop a couple friends because "I'm a 
faculty member of an institution that's trying to 
help young people grow into better people. Who- 
ever he was working with at that point was quite 
obviously someone trying to attack our system." 

At this point, the accusations against Quale 
have not been proven. Yet Beckett says he slill 
believes Quale's account was used for illicit pur- 
poses. Quale hasn't heard from Beckett since. 

"I'm not denying I was upset when I talked 
to [Quale] or bore down on him harder than I 
should have." says Beckett. 

"Undoubtedly I've made mistakes in all these 
dealings," he says. "At any given time there is 
an average of 50 people logged on, and suddenly 
I see a threat to the system come over the con- 
sole. What am I supposed to do? Man, would 1 
like to know the answer. Nobody knows the an- 

November IS, 1S96 

Fit Zone Offers Discounts for Southern Students 

by Tina Segitr 

Fit Zone, the new fitness center 
in the Winn-Dixie shopping, offers 
significant discounts to Southern 

However, Fit Zone refused to 
disclose the special student prices 
to the Acccm despite repeated at- 
tempts by the paper. 

This famil\ fiiness center offers 
a wide variety of amenities such as 


clinics, massage therapy, nutrition/ 
diet counseling and a tanning cen- 
ter featuring 13 Tan America Plati- 
num Series tanning units. 

All programs are taught by cer- 
tified instructors. 

Each large bathroom contains a 
sauna and steam room, lockers, pri- 
vate showers, and even hair dryers 
connected to walls. Each customer 
can use a locker provided 
they bring their own lock and re- 
move it when they are finished 
working out. 

According to Joal Henke, gen- 

eral manager. Fit Zone's goal is to 
be the cleanest, most sanitary fitness 
center in the area. 

Bianca Kurti, elementary edu- 
cation senior, has never been part 
of a healdi club, so this is a new ex- 
perience for her. 

"I love it! I've recommended it 
to several people already," she says. 
When asked what she likes best 
about the center, she says. "I work 
best in a group, and since they have 
several classes a day, it fits into my 

The variety of equipment and 
the family atmosphere is particu- 
larly appealing to her. She's been 
amazed at how friendly and encour- 
aging the workers are. As far as the 
price goes, she believes it's reason- 
able if you use it daily. 

Fit Zone patrons Maiybeth Cra- 
ven and Cynthia West enjoy the 
friendly environment. West says the 
workers are exceptionally helpful 
compared to other gyms she has 

Collegedale recently opened 
its facility. 

Fit Zone is a great place for 
those with children because baby- 
sitting is offered, says Craven. 

Jake Thrash, an employee, is ex- 
cited about the center. He has 
worked in Powerhouse and Gold 

gyms, but he says their goal is to 
get more members and more 

At Fit Zone, the goal is retain- 
ing members and giving them what | 
they want, he says. 

Journalism and Communication Department Grows By 20% 

by Andra Armstrong 

Don't be afraid if you look 
around a communications class and 
don't recognize anyone. 

The journalism and communi- 
cation department grew by 20 per- 
cent this fall. Enrollment has not 
expanded this much in almost ten 

"We are happy, not surprised," 
says department chair Dr. Pam Harris. 

Increases like this do not hap- 
pen overnight, though. Harris and 
associate professors Dr. Volker 

Henning and Stephen Ruf created 
an advertising and marketing plan 
to insure student numbers stay on 
the upswing. 

Ruf and Henning worked under 
time constraints to produce the 
department's first promotional 
video. Contagious Content. 

"One of the neat things about 
the video is that it focuses mainly 
on students who graduated with 
communication degrees," says Har- 
ris. "They talk a lot about how the 

African Club Provides Cure For 
Homesick Students 

by Darla Lauterhach 

The African Club is a long-over- 
due cure for homesickness, say 
some Southern students. 

The African Club, which has 27 
members, began second semester of 
last year, says Club President Jaly 
Bekele, who is from Ethiopia. 

Bekele says there are two rea- 
sons for the club. 

"Nobody understands our needs 
but us, and we want more people to 
know about Africa and our culture." 

But the African Club is not only 
for native Africans. Some members 
have been missionaries in Africa, 
says Vice-President Ivana Agboka! 
who is from Ghana. 

"Some of us haven't been home 
to Africa for years, and we can talk 
about being homesick," says 

The African Club spent a Sab- 
bath in Gatlinburg. and "shared 
memories of Africa for vespers." 
says Secretary Kineta Bayne. "It's 
good to have those bonds." 

Alberto Dos Santos, chair of 
education/psychology, called 
Bekele last year and wanted an Af- 
rican Club. He is the sole sponsor. 

'The club provides something 
[they] can hold on to, and they en- 
joy the idea of comradeship," says 
English professor Joan Dos Santos. 

department prepared them for their 

This sunmier they also wrote 
several letters and sent the video to 
every student who attended 
ViewSouthem last spring, as well 
as anyone else expressing interest. 

"We made a concerted effort to 
attract people talented in the com- 
munications field," says Hairis. 

"I was attracted to the depart- 
ment because people I talked with 
said Southern had a strong pro- 

gram," says sophomore broadcast- 
ing major Jamie Amall. 

The department has at least a 
90 percent job placement rate, and 
more requests for interns come in 
than the department can fill. 

"Our department has outstand- 
ing professors, solid communica- 
tion instruction and cutting-edge I 
technology," says Harris. "We a 
constantly upgrading and investing I 
in software and hardware. to keep 
up with the demands in the field." 

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Southern Alumnus Named Physics Department Chair 

by Jamie A mall 

"The day we stop learning we 
might as well just die," says Ken 
Caviness, Southern's new chair of 
the physics department. 

Hired last June, Caviness came 
from Southwestern Adventist Uni- 
versity to serve as chair and profes- 
sor in the physics department. He 
is currently teaching Introduction to 
Physics and Earth Science. 

He chose Southern for a num- 
ber of reasons. He says he likes the 
campus and surrounding area and 
enjoys being so close to the moun- 
tains. Since he graduated from 
Southern with degrees in physics, 
German and mathematics, he says 
he jumped at the opportunity to 
come back "home." 

"I have a lot of good memories 
here," says Caviness, referring lo 
the days he spent at Southern. 

Originally from Battlecreek, 
Mich., Caviness has never stayed in 
one place for very long. He has lived 
in Cologne, France, and Rwanda. 

around the globe by Adventist edu- 
cational institutions. His grandfa- 
ther, George Washington Caviness, 
was the president of what was then 
Battlecreek College and is today 
known as Andrews University. 

Through the years the name 
Caviness has been heard on the 

campuses of Newbold, Walla Walla, 
Avondale and Pacific Union Col- 
lege. He has two cousins currently 
employed at Kettering College of 
Medical Arts where one is a profes- 
sor and the other is in administra- 

"I like physics best," says 
Caviness. listing his various inter- 
ests and hobbies. Other hobbies in- 
clude writing computer programs, 
learning foreign languages and 
studying mathematics. He enjoys 
canoeing and backpacking, al- 
though he confesses it has been 
quite some time since he has been 
able to do such activities. 

"I feel that we learn about the 
universe as a way to see the Cre- 
ator," says Caviness. When he 
thinks of heaven he doesn't think 
of riding on a lion's back, but of be- 
ing able to have fun learning. That's 
his goal: make learning fun for his 

He says the only thing that com- 
pares with the "eureka sensation" 
of understanding something is when 
one of his students understands 
something and he sees the "light 

Seeing his students grasp a new 
understanding makes teaching 
worthwhile for him. 

Russian Artist Teaches Ceramics With Interpreter's Help 

by Sari Fordliam 

Leonid Alexeivich 
Sokolov, a master porcelain 
painter from St. Petersburg, 
Russia, is teaching Ceramic 
Decoration at Southern — 
with a little help from fresh- 
man Liubov Litvinkova, his 

He works as a consult- 
ant to the world-renowned 
Lomonsov Porcelain Fac- 
tory where porcelain has 
been handmade since 1744. 
He often exhibits his porce- 
lain in St. Petersburg and 

Sokolov is also an ac- 
complished painter. His 
work is on display in many 
Russian museums and in 

private collections in the 
U.S.. Canada, Germany and 

Litvinkova, it is not difficult 

to translate, especially since 
she enjoys the class. 

"I like decoration belter 
than painting because I can 
follow my heart," she says. 

different than Ceramics, 
also offered at Southern. In 
Ceramic Decoration, stu- 
dents receive the ceramic 
greenware already made 
and then paint designs or 
pictures on the greenware 
with an underglaze. 

When the student is fin- 
ished, Sokolov puts a clear 
coat on the pottery and fires 
it. The finished product can 
be marketable. 

"1 like the enthusiasm 
and love the students have 
for the class," says 
Sokolov. According to 
Sokolov, art is more serious 
for Russian students. Art is 
often their life career. Most 
of the students start study- 
ing at the age of eight or 

In the U.S. the goals are 
less serious, he says. 

"Most of the students in 
the class are makmg their 
Christmas presents says 
Am\ Linderman, a biology 

Sokolo\ first (.ame lo 

Southern two years ago 
when Bob Garren, art de- 
partment chair, invited 
Sokolov and his father, a 
painter, to come give an art 

"1 wouldn't have been 
able to get U.S. artists of the 
same calibre [as the 
Sokolovs] to come to 
Southern," says Garren. 

A year later, Garren vis- 
ited with Sokolov in Russia. 
Sokolov told Garren he 
would be willing to come 
teach a cl 
another art exhibit. 

Sokolov arrived at 
Southern on October 22 and 
will leave November 22. 
But he plans on returning 
next year to teach Ceramic 
Decoration again. 

Sokolov's opening re- 
ception for his exhibit will 
be in the Brock Hall Art 
Gallery on November 17 
from 3-7 p.m. His work will 
be featured until December 


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Novembex 15, 1S96 

23 Student Protesters Arrested After Seizing Tower 

University ]\^re 

BERKELEY, Calif.— Student 
demonstrators camped at the base 
of the Campanile at the University 
of California received a rude wake- 
up call just before daybreak Thurs- 
day, Nov. 7, when dozens of UC 
police officers marched into the es- 
planade, clearing a buffer zone 
around the tower and arresting 23 
anti-Proposition 209 protesters in- 

The officers established a skir- 
mish line in front of the lower's 
entrance, forcing the crowd of stu- 
dents near the Campanile's entrance 
back, according to UC police Capt. 
Bill Cooper. 

Other officers began pulling 
away students who blocked the 
doors to the tower, then moved in 
and began citing demonstrators for 

The police were forced to use 
bolt cutters to unchain five students 
who had locked themselves to the 
balcony of the observation deck. 

As the officers moved in, some 
students shoved them while others 
locked arms to try and stop their 
advance. Cooper says the police de- 
tained one student for a short time 

after he picked up a baton that one 
of the officers dropped. The student 
did not attack anyone. 

Five of the tower's occupants 
left before the police began making 
arrests. The rest, who agreed to walk 
out of the Campanile peacefully, 
were given citations and immedi- 
ately released. 

The seige on the lower began 
early Wednesday night, Nov. 6, 
when 28 students locked themselves 
inside — 12 in the lobby and 16 on 
the top floor. 

More than 200 other protesters, 
according to police estimates, set up 
camp on the lawns outside the tower 
later in the evening. 

Five demonstrators chained 
themselves to metal poles at the top 
of the tower and hundreds of other 
protesters camped out in tents be- 

Those at the top rang bells while 
protesters below filled the night air 
with chants of .protest. Students 
locked arms with one another to 
prevent police from entering the 

"The Campanile tower is a sym- 
bol representing the university and 

Students Use Homepages on 
Net for Jobhunting 

University Wire 

EVANSTON, III.— Airline 
tickets, pizza, college applications, 
Dan'z Cookies — diey're all on the 

But what about careers? 
They can also be found on the 
Internet, says a survey commis- 
sioned by Bernard Hodes Advertis- 
ing, Inc. in New York City. 

The survey, "How College Stu- 
dents Connect With Employers," 
questioned 1,682 college juniors, 
seniors and master's degree candi- 
dates nationwide at the end of the 
1996 spring semester. It examined 
what resources students use to look 
for jobs and gather information 
about potential employers. 

'The interesting thing we found 
was that the two preferred means of 

finding information about employ- 
ers were well-done brochures and, 
surprisingly, the World Wide Web," 
says Catie Marshall, a spokesper- 
son for Bernard Hodes. 

The results of the study showed 
56 percent of the students surveyed 
had accessed corporate homepages 
for job search purposes. Thirteen 
percent of the students actually ap- 
plied for a position through the 
Internet or a company homepage, 
and two percent of those surveyed 
received a job offer as a result of 
using the Internet. 

"This information is useful to 
future employers, as recruiting is 
becoming more competitive and 
aggressive than it has been in 
years," Marshall says. 

Ttiere is so mucli good in tlie worst of 
us, and so much bad in ttie best of us, 
that it hardly behooves any one of us 
to talk about the rest of us. 

— Anonymous 

the ivory tower of elitism and 
exclusionism," one student demon- 
strator told the crowd. "Our occu- 
pation defies the passing of Propo- 
sition 209. Our occupation is an act 
of resistance and reclamation." 

The protesters promised to oc- 
cupy the building until officials 
meet a list of their demands to re- 
sist implementing the initiative. 

They called for Chancellor Tien 
to make a statement to comply with 
the voter-approved proposition. 

Demonstrators separately called 
for a revolution to overturn Propo- 
sition 209 and to eject the govern- 
ment who created it. 

"We need to answer back to the 
lawmakers, to the captains of fi- 
nance, to the UC Regents, to Gov. 
Wilson. ..that this must stop." one 
protester yelled. 

UC police say they did not plan 
to forcibly remove any of the pro- 
testers unless they began engaging 
in acts of violence. 

Power to the Campanile's eleva- 
tor was shut off, and the lights that 
normally illuminate the nighttime 
facade of the tower were not in op- 
eration. Protesters say they received 

food donated by local businesses 
throughout the night. 

On Tien's behalf. Vice Chancel- 
lors Horace Mitchell and Genaro 
Padilla climbed to the top of the 
Campanile at about 6:30 p.m. to ne- 
gotiate with students. 

Mitchell told protesters that the 
end of affmnative action "is not the 
outcome Chancellor Tien wanted." 

Crowd members sang songs of 
past civil rights movements and en- 
couraged those within earshot to 
continue the spirit of free speech 
movement leader Mario Savio. The 
group also reiterated several times 
they ought to meet police with a no- 
violence stance. 

As the night progressed, mem- 
bers brought in blankets and sleep- 
ing bags, and ordered Round Table 
pizzas to sustain demonstrators who 

Around 10:30 p.m., one of the 
original six protesters chained to the 
top of the Campanile left. 

"Maybe the passage of 209 will 
make people angry enough to think 
about social justice," says graduate 
student Mark Harris. 

Drug Searches in 
University's Dorms Ruled 

University Wire 

dormitory searches for drugs and 
, weapons at Southern University in 
Baton Rouge. La., were declared 
unconstitutional by a district court 
judge in October, but university 
officials may appeal. 

"At this point, I'm discussing 
it with officials as we speak," says 
Winston DeCuir, counsel lo the 
university. "They have yet to de- 
cide what their final decision will 
be. However, we are set to ap- 

Judge Robert Downing ruled 
that when dorm supervisors 
searched SU student Patrick 
Devers' room in spring oi' 1995 
and arrested him for possession of 
marijuana, they violated his right 
to reasonable search and seizure. 

Tliese random searches are 
conducted for safety measures and 
are common in universities <iround 
the United Stales, says Marilyn 
Hill. SU's director of residential 

"This is a drug-free, weapon- 
free campus." Hill says. "We 
w;inted to make sure the students 

were abiding by our policy." 

Until Devers filed a civil suit 
against the university, officials 
routinely held dorm searches, al- 
though not everyone agreed with 
the policy. 

"1 believe it's invading the 
student's right lo privacy," says 
Terrell Jackson, assistant to the 
vice chancellor for student affairs. 

Officials say the dorm 
se;u"ches were completely random. 
but Kandra Crenshaw says that is 
was her understanding that most 
searches were conducted because 
of a "hunch." 

"If [dorm supervisors] suspect 
that someone is harboring drugs, 
they'll search," says Crenshaw, a 
senior at SU. 

"■^'ou pay all lliis money, and 
your room is your liumc." says Joy 
Taylor, a senior. 1 don't feel they 
can come and search, because 
what if they sesirch through your 
things and don't find anything? 
Thai would be an embf^-assment 
to the student and even aft'eci their 
campus life." 

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November OS, 1996 

To Be Quiet Is To Be Misunderstood 

by Christina Hogan, editor (with 
GiriGin, aka Ginger) 

This particular Monday had 
slammed my face into the gravel of 
life from the moment I woke up. 

Everything had gone wrong, 
and as I stood in the cafeteria line, 
my brain was whirUng at 90 miles 
an hour thinking of the nearly im- 
possible tasks I had to accomplish. 
Tests, homework, quizzes, papers. 
Life in general. As a result, the 
worid outside my head did not ex- 

"You don't talk much, do you?" 
a much too cheerful voice broke 
into my thoughts. Looking up, I re- 
alized I did not know this person. 
'-Yes. ! do tal/c.a lot, in fad. 
And if you would bother to get to 
know me, maybe you'd find that 
out, " I wanted to say. 

Of course, I didn't. Ijust smiled 
weakly and said, "I'm just tired." 

"Well, you must be tired a lot," 
she replied. 

To be quiet is to be misunder- 
stood. I've discovered this in the 
past 21 years. I do come across as 

quieter than I really am, but is that 
a bad thing? This is how I am. This 
is how billions of people are. So 
why are we persecuted for it? 

People think that because we're 
not talking, our brains our dead. 
Instead, our brains are processing 
everything we see, hear, and feel. 
We are thiiiking constantly. In fact, 
many of the great geniuses were 
quiet people. 

The great writer and orator 
Henry David Thoreau went to the 
woods because he wished "to live 
dehberately," to commune with na- 
ture and with himself. He spent days 
alone writing in his journals. 

But he wasn't a tola! recluse as 
many think. Thoreau lived near 
Concord, Massachusetts, and 
walked into the town often to talk 
with people. Quiet, reserved think- 
ers like Thoreau have nothing 
against talking. We just like to 
choose the place and time to do it. 
And so we are misunderstood. 
We are stuck up, people think. We 
are stupid. We are painfully shy. We 
are terrified to open our mouths. 

Some of the lines I hear from 
those who misunderstand me are: 
"You never talk, do you?" "Do you 
ever say anything?" 

Why is this such an amazing 
phenomenon that everyone riiust 
point it out tome? 

I've gotten to the point now 
where I respond with, "You're right. 
I never talk. In fact, you're witness- 
ing the first time in 21 years that I 
have opened my mouth." 

Or, "No, I never say anything. 
Not one word. Ever." 

I realize many talkative people 
open their mouths without thinking. 
They don't stop to consider how 
their words affect people. Why is it 
all right for them to say to me, "You 
sure are quiet. Do you ever talk?" 
But it is politically incorrect if I say, 
"You sure are loud. Do you ever 
shut up?" 

I don't want everyone to be like 
me. The world would be a boring 
place if we were all the same. But 
thankfully God created each of us 

The world is made up of people 
who love to talk, people who only 
talk when they have something im- 
portant to say, people with red hair, 
people with blonde hair, people with 
glasses, people with freckles, 
people who are thin, and people 
who are overweight. We all need to 
learn to appreciate the differences 

in people. 

Never assume a quiet person 
doesn't have as much to offer the 
world as a talker does. 

Think of Moses, the prophet 
Isaiah, Ruth, and Queen Esther. 

Think of George Washington 
Carver, Mother Teresa, Florence 
Nightingale, Emily Dickinson, 
Robert Frost, Abraham Lincoln, and 
Jimmy Carter. 

Think of James Dean, Johann 
Olav Koss (Olympic speedskater 
and humanitarian), and Kerri Strug. 

All quiet thinkers. All have con- 
tributed greatly to the world with 
their individual talents. 

So remember, when you j 
quiet person, don't misunderstand 
their silence. 

Maybe they're researching the 
cure for cancer. Maybe they're wri 
ing the lyrics to the next great o[ 
era or symphony. Maybe they'r 
brainstorming for what could be the * 
next Leaves of Grass. 

Or maybe they're creating the , 
next issue of the Accent. 

Accept people for who they are 
and don't try to make diem like you. 
Quiet or talkative, the world needs 
each kind. 

Talge and Thatcher Are Not 'Motel 6' 

Todd McFarland, 

It hap- 
pens a 
couple of 

yeac They 

ing vic- 
tims to 
play, eat, sleep and then disappear. 
Nobody is quite sure where they 
come from or who they are. but their 
presence is felt. Invading locusts? 
Killer bees? Tribbles? 

No, academy students, known 
to the people in Wright Hall as fu- 
ture tuition payers. They come for 
College Days, gymnastics clinics or 
music fests to see what a wonder- 
ful place Southern Adventist Uni- 
versity is. They take over the gym, 
the cafeteria and most importantly 
our rooms. To house these maraud- 
ing hoards our administration turns 
Talge and Thatcher into Motel 6. 

I called Ron Barrow, director of 
admissions and the man responsible 

for recruitment at Southern, to ask 
him about Southern's plans for these 

When I asked him if the school 
collected any type of background 
information on these visitors before 
thrusting them into our rooms he re- 
sponded ,"What kind of question is 
that?" He then asked me what I sug- 
gested he do. Well, Dr. Barrow and 
whoever else organizes these inva- 
sions, here are my suggestions: 

Screen them: No one is expect- 
ing FBI background checks for all 
College Days students, but some 
type of screening process would be 
nice. Contact the academy and tell 
them that any student who has been 
caught stealing is not welcome. 

I know this would mean some 
students wouldn't be coming, but do 
we really want a bunch of klepto- 
maniacs attending Southern next 
year? If the administration really 
wants to recruit these students then 
put them somewhere where they 
can't steal. 

Tell Us: It would also be help- 
ful if we knew someone is going to 

be in our room before walking in 
and finding them playing on our 
computers. It might require more 
organization, but instead of putting 
these kids into a room when they 
show up make the assigimients be- 
fore hand. Then tell us how many 
to expect, how long they are stay- 
ing and their names. 

Ask Us: This is a lot like "tell 
us" only better. The administration 
seems to forget they are not letting 
us stay in the dorm because of their 
generosity. We pay rent for the 
privilege of cold showers and RA's 
who want to know where we are 
each night. I don't see the adminis- 
tration being forced to take in 
guests, we would deserve the same 

Pay Us: This sort of goes along 
with "ask us." Since we do pay for 
these rooms, the use of them be- 
longs to us. If the administration 
wants to use Talge and Thatcher as 
a motel then they should pay the 
people that own the rooms. 

Don't let just anyone in: It is 
funny that Southern spends thou- 

sands of dollars on high tech locks ' 
only to make them useless by let- 
ting anyone in. All anyone has to 
do to get in a room is ask a dean or 
RA. Make sure that person belongs 
in there before you open up our 

Don't schedule events during 
midterms: To his credit Dr. Baj 
assumed full responsibility for this I 
and he assured me that he wouldn't J 
do it again. The problem is his apol- 
ogy doesn't help anyone's midterm I 
grades. There is a school attached « 
to Wright Hall, people. Think about 
that before making decisions. 

With the exception of academy ' 
seniors who get to feel grown up for 
a couple of days, these visits are u 
pleasant for everyone. But they a 
a necessary evil. Southern has to 
have new students. 

However, the admir 
has a duty to protect the ii 
those of who are already here. All ' 
it takes is a little thought and orga- 
nization. , 

November 15, 1996 


Attitude Not Very Different From Communism 

dignitaries" that were infallible 
and deserved praise. Unfortu- 
nately, I can sense that Mr. Liu's 
attitude toward Zach Wamp is not 
very different from that of the 
Communists in the Eastern Bloc 
a few years ago. 

Concerning the manners of 
Zach Wamp, the fact the Mr. Liu 
thought his manners "were very 
appropriate" is fine. He also needs 
to understand that others may 
think otherwise and they have the 
right to say so. Let's not try to ex- 

As Brian Liu had "a few com- 
ments about your article (Oct. 17) 
about the Zach Wamp assembly," 
I have a few comments to make 
,about his response. 

First, he said that "the student 
response was tremendous." I don't 
know what exactly he meant by 
that, but if it was the screaming of 
the Republican fans that was so 
loud I couldn't hear the speaker, 
then I guess you could call it "tre- 

However, I would like to re- 
mind Mr. Liu and all of the en- 
thused Republicans that just be- 
cause someone is loud doesn't 
mean they're necessarily right. 

1 really have a problem with the 
fact the Mr. Liu is persuaded that 
the "anicle should have been the 
cover story," because "he deserves 
to be on the cover." I am sorry, but 
no one deserves to be on the cover. 
The same couid have been said by 
the fans of Chuck Jolly, 

The decision as to who or what 
is on the cover is up to the editors. 
The attitude that Zach Wamp is an 
"important dignitary" sounds too 
much like what i heard while I 
lived in teh Communist Czecho- 
slovakia. We also had "important 

The Dog, Not Wamp, On The Cover 

Finally, 1 don't know where 
Mr. Liu gets the feeling that it "ap- 
pears that Zach Wamp will repre- 
sent SAU and the rest of the dis- 
trict in Washington." Let's wait for 
the result of the elections. Yes, we 
should feel fortunate that he has 
visited our campus, but we should 
feel the same about Chuck Jolly 
or anyone else. 

1 personally feel that Andra 
Armstrong's article was quite ob- 
jective. It was certainly one of the 
most objective ones I have read 

I'm writing in response to 
Brian Liu's letter, "Put Wamp On 
The Cover." 

Well, I not only have a few 
comments but plenty of informa- 
tion on who Zach Wamp really is. 

He is what I would call a 
modern-day King Saul. Except, 
Saul started out with what seemed 
to the people a good character. We 
can't say the same for Zach Wamp 
because his past is in criminal 
records, and here's the proof: 

Court Docket #80-writing 
bad checks in Raleigh, N.C., in 

Arrested for disorderly con- 
duct onJune?, 1983-Chattanooga 
Police Department Report 

Chancery Court Docket 
#71580 on December 23, 1991- 
taking senior citizens' money to 
build a condominium. Wamp cut 
comers so much that when the in- 
spection was made, it was con- 
demned. The bank sued and won, 
and good old Wamp filed Chapter 
1 1 for failure to pay $ 1 1 ,93 1 .93 in 
property taxes. 

Court Docket #173606- 
Wamp admitted doing crack co- 
caine and failed to show up for 


V you can add to this 

list the Franking scam in which 
good old Wamp spent money that 
was for his campaign literature on 

Brian Liu called Wamp "a 
very passionate person" concern- 
ing his manners. But that just 
shows his ignorance. I know of 
someone who went to school with 
Wamp, and he will tell you that he 
is a hot-tempered, short-fused 
man — another quality of King 

No, 1 think Chuck Jolly was 
the true man for the office; a man 
with a clean record and one who 
would keep college loans on a per- 
sonal level and not just for 
hteupper class, one who would 
defend our environment and the 
separation of church and state. 

No, if anything. I think it was 
unfair for the paper to print 
Wamp's picture and not Jolly's 
too. After all, didn't he speak loo? 

And as to having Wamp's 
picture on he front page, I would 

The only reason we did not r 
picture of Jolly is because wi 
could not locate one in time, 
-the eds. 

Accent is 'absolutely marvelous' 

My name is Katie Martin, and especially appreciate the humor 

this year I am a junior at Southern, 
or rather 1 would be if I were there. 
I am currently serving as a mis- 
sionary in Brazil. It is tough but 
educational, as every missionary 
discovers. Anyway, I would like to 
tell you that I appreciate the Ac- 
cent very very very very much (the 
CARE office sends me two issues 
in each care package — pun in- 

I suppose all the excitement 
about the new look to the Accent 
is over now, but I'd like to tell you 
that I think it is absolutely marvel- 
ous. I actually read my Accents 
cover to cover with great relish — I 

sections. Missionaries need all the 
laughs they can get. And as long 
as I'm talking about old news, who 
is this Kenneth A. Wright who they 
were going to name our university 
after? And for anyone interested, I 
think it is realty cool that we are a 
university now. That will look very 
nice on my resume. 

Have a wonderful wonderful 
day and keep up the GREAT work 
with the Accent. I love 

Katie Martin 
Student Missionary 

Women Should Play Women's Sports 

What is with the women here at 

I just don't get il. It sounds like 
we are dependent on men for ev- 
erything. When women's sports are 
being played on the field (whatever 
sport it may be) women should be 
the ones on the field playing. Silly 
thought, huh? 

Some people have a hard time 
comprehending il, though. I played 
both competitive sofiball and bas- 
ketball at my high school and guys 
were not allowed to be on any of 
the girls' teams. A girl filled every 
position on the team (and, yes, I 
know this is not high school). For 
me, and I'm sure I'm not the only 
one, women's sports here at South- 
em are almost degrading. 

If guys help the game go faster 
and the scores go higher, then why 
can't the men help the women im- 
prove their game off-the-clock. 
Dependence on men in s ports only 
makes women think they are not 
capable enough to play without 

them, which is entirely untrue. It 
also takes away the incentive to 

The mind set should not be 
"Why push ourselves to get better 
when we can just get a guy to play 
that position for us!" There is noth- 
ing wrong with getting instruction 
from the men, but don't let them 
play your position for you. 

Please don't label me a 
"Women's Liberal" just because of ' 
this comment. My point is simply 
let women play women's sports. 
And if the women want men there 
just because it makes the game more 
interesting, hten all I have to say to 
them is this is sports, not "The Dat- 
ing Game." 

Lisa Hogan 

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November IS, 1396 

A Valuable Lesson 

When I was a child my parents taught me a valuable lesson. A lesson 
many Americans could take to heart. 

They taught me how to be a winner and a loser. They taught me how to 
deal with my emotions, how to live in a society with others who I do not 
agree with. For that I thank them. The lesson I would like to share with 
Southern students is simple — it deals directly with the '96 presidential 

K elections. 
It's a lesson of support and unity. My par- 
ents told me, when you support and believe in some- 
thing or someone go out and fight for that belief. If 
your man loses or you fail to convince others about 
your beliefs, you have two options. The first is to go 
against the system, and the second is to actively sup- 
port the system. 
They encouraged option two, by saying, 
"Avery, do everything you can to support the other 
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Being the strong and opinionated Democrat that I am, I support Presi- 
dent Clinton, but I do not support all of his policies. 

Now a message to Republicans, Perot fans or people who didn't vote — 
slop whining. I challenge you to get behind this president and stop trying 
to impugn him. Let's get behind the president and do whatever we can 
together as a team to make this nation the best. In supporting President 
Clinton, we can help build a bright bridge to the 21st century. 

The American people in this election spoke about a bipartisan govern- 
ment. 1 agree. 

It's not about Republican or Democratic ideas; it's about working to- 
gether with the president to make this a better society. President Clinton is 
committed to working together for the betterment of the country. That was 
evident in the last two years. 

From this day forward, we can help build that bridge to the 21st cen- 
tury together. You must send an ultimatum to your congressmen demand- 
ing that they put partisan politics behind them. Demand that they work 
together to find a common ground for the betterment of our great nation. 
I hope you have learned a lesson. The election is over. To build a bridge, 
we as a nation must face reality, grow up and support our 43rd President 
William Jefferson Clinton. 

World News Updates 

351 Killed in Midair Collision: In Cluukhi Dadri. India, a Saudi jumbo 
jet began its ascent from New Delhi's airport and collided with Kazak 
plane coming in on its landing approach. This created two fireballs in the 
sky, turning the sky red, and scattering the bodies of 351 passengers 
from the sky. It gouged big craters and left body parts, baggage and 
clothes on the fields. The first people to arrive at the scene said the dusk 
air was filled with an unbearable stench of burning flesh, reported the 
London Times. 

Brooklyn Bomb Factory Busted: The New York Post reports, Monday 
night police stumbled on a Brooklyn bomb factory they say may have 
been operated by a tangent of the 1960s radical group "Weather Under- 
ground" and arrested 40 people and confiscated an arsenal of weapons. 

Last Chance: In Zaire, the Zairean rebel leader, issued a warning yes- 
terday that he would order an end to his ceasefire with the Rwandan 
Hutu militia if they continued to bomb Goma, the capitol, stated the 
London Tunes. 

Russia — Mars Program? The London Timessays, inado-ordiegamble, 
which can also describe the space program in Russia, they are ready to 
hurl a spacecraft to Mars. The spacecraft consists of an orbiter and four 
robot landers. Two of the landers are designed to penetrate the surface of 
Mars up to six yards deep. The United States, in comparison, plans 10 
Mars missions over the next decade. 

6.4 Earthquake in Peru kUls 15: Fifteen people reportedly died and 
hundreds were injured when a powerful earthquake shook southern Peru 
Tuesday. As many as 700 were injured due to crumbling buildings. Nazca, 
the hardest hit, registered a 6.4 on the Richter scale. The Peruvian Geo- 
physical Institute says the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 
83 miles west of Nazca, which is 235 miles southeast of Lima, reported 
The London Times. 

—Compiled by Jason Garey 

Welfare is a Drug that Creates a Life of Dependency 

Within only two generations, 
the meaning of "welfare" has re- 
versed itself. 

A word that once meant well- 
being, prosperity and good health 

poverty, bad health and dependency. 
This single word now implies 
slums, depressed single mothers 
and neglected 

Welfare is 
merely a drug 
that imposes 
a life of de- 
upon its re- 
cipients and 
their children. 
Columnist Recently 

been a great degree of hostility di- 
rected at the welfare system. Wel- 
fare is hated by the rich and the 
poor, by those who receive it and 
those who pay for it. The reason for 
this hostility is because the welfare 
system does nothing to move poor 
people and their children out of pov- 


erly and dependency. It more often 
places barriers in the way of those 
who attempt it. 

The realm of dependency is a 
major problem in the welfare state. 
In 1979. the share of mothers on 
welfare who were working at paid 
jobs was 14%. In 1990, that num- 
ber had fallen to 79r, This proves 
that there is an increasing amount 
of dependency among welfare re- 

There is no reason for them to 
work or even to try to find a job. 
They get their monthly pay check 
and see no further need to work. 
This is doing nothing more than 
promoting laziness and low self- 
esteem among its recipients, thus 
creating a society of dependent pov- 
erty-stricken individuals. 

It is exceptionally hard to get 
someone to work for a living when 
they can sit at home and earn the 
same as if they had done a hard 
day's work. Here is a comparison: 
say a teacher has assigned a large 
term paper due at the end of the 
month. Students will go to the li- 

brary and research the information 
on the term paper for days. Let's say 
that they did not have to go to the 
library and spend many long and 
weary hours digging through books. 

Pretend for a moment that the 
teacher pulls a couple students aside 
and says. "Since you select few are 
from a lower-income family you 
have qualified for a copy of an 'A 
paper, with no strings attached." 

This is how our welfare system 
is based in today's society. It en- 
courages dependency on the gov- 
ernment. The number of people on 
welfare and continuing to work at 
paying jobs has dropped in half in 
just over 15 years. 

The government also gives to 
qualified recipients a greater 
amount of money for each child a 
family has. thus creating an excess 
of larger families stuck in the wel- 
fare trap. Many children watch their 
parents earn money while sitting on 
the couch watching re-runs of "I 
love Lucy." This is sending the 
wrong message to their children. 

No scientific study has ever 

demonstrated that i 
fare benefits to low-income persons 
improves the children. Children on 
welfare are very deficient compared 
to those whose families are poor but 
are not on welfare. They do not do 
as well in school and earn less than 
children whose parents are not on 
welfare. The welfare state does not 
help children; it hurts them! 

Americans who are currently on 
welfare are paving the way for fu- 
ture generations to live in poverty 
and create a life of dependency on 
the government. 

If welfare does not come under 
some new reform, then millions of 
Americans will pass a life of lazi- 
ness and dependency on to their 
children. America must begin the 
job of rebuilding and revitalizing its 
inner-city neighborhoods. It must 
also give assistance to those mil- 
lions of Americans trapped in pov- 
erty due to the welfare state which 
. their own country placed upon 

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November 15, 1996 

Men's Flag Football Wrap-up 

by Atirlwny Reiner 

We thought it couldn't be done. 
Johnson, one of the strongest flag 
footbal! teams in recent years, had 
cruised through the season easily 
defeating their opposition. 

However, in the last week of the 
season they finally met their match- 
Dunkel. This team led by the 
Dunkel twins, Rob Morris, and Jeff 
Lemon was composed of inexpert* 
enced Hawaiian flagball players. 

However, they steadily im- 
proved throughout the year. When 
they met in the last week of the sea- 
son, Dunkel was shooting for them. 

Dunkel opened strong and 
jumped off to an early lead. They 
played strong and were able to neu- 
tralize the dangerous backfield of 
Craig Johnson, Justin Peterson, and 
Eric Molina. 

On offense, they relied on the 
dangerous combination of Jason 
Dunkel and Eric Dunkel. They 
cruised toa32-18 victory. Despite, 
the loss. Peterson finished first as 
this year's A-League champion. 

"We simply weren't ready for 
them. We played them well last 

time, but we let down this time and 
played poorly," says captain 

"I was very pleased with our 
effort. We have steadily improved 
over the season. I only wished we 
had played this well the whole sea- 
son," says Eric Dunkel. 

B-League this year was marked 
by a large amount of parity. Sur- 
prise teams McNulty and Bernard 
steadily improved over the season 
and ended the year at 6-2. 

Bernard soundly defeated 
McNulty in the final game of the 
season leaving the feeling that they 
may have been the best team. 
Carlos and Dean also played 
strongly both finishing 5-2. 

"i was very impressed with the 
overall play this year. I think that ii 
may have been the strongest play 
in all of my three years playing B- 
League, " says Stephen McNulty. 

"I had played A-League the pre- 
vious two years, but I really enjoyed 
playing B-League this year," says 
Victor Jones. 

The Target Range 


Joe Torre — He led the Yankees to the World Championship after 
years of mediocrity. 

Evander Holyfield — The 34-year-old came out of retirement for 
Tyson and knocked him OUT! 

Tiger Woods — The youngster brings new excitement and a $50 mil- 
lion Nike contract to golf. 

Philadelphia Eagles — Despite Sunday's loss they are 7-3. Can you 
name even 5 players on this team? A testament to Ray Rhodes' 
Florida Panthers — Playing superb hockey in the Sunshine State. 


Major League Baseball — The World Series had its second lowest 
viewer ratings in history. 

Tennessee Volunteers — They lost lo Memphis. They are a team in 
shock. They lost to Memphis! 

Boston College— Thirteen players, two of which were starters, were 
kicked off the team for gambling — some against their own team. 
Jim Harrick — He was fired as UCLA's basketball coach for financial 

Don King — The Tyson-Holyfield post-fight conference was a com- 
plete sham and an insult to the winner Holyfield. 

Is it a touch- 
down? Cam 


Linde sprints 

down the field 


ic Standin2s B-Lcague Standinss 

toward the end- 

zone during a 


W L Team W L 

recent A-League 


7 1 Bernard 6 2 



6 2 McNulty 6 2 


6 2 Burdick 4 3 



3 5 Carlos 5 2 



1 7 Valentin Ih 6 



1 7 Blake 1 6 
Dean 5 2 

*Note: The Accent sports staff was unable to acquire the women's league 
standings from either the P.E. department or the team captains due to the 
confusion caused by a large number of forfeited games toward the end of 

Accent Sports Top 25 

So what's the play? An intramural football team huddles to pla 
next attack. 

1. Florida 


14. Washington 


2. Ohio St 


15. Michigan 


3. Florida St 


16. Army 


4. Arizona St 


17. Auburn 


5. Nebraska 


18. Tennessee 


6. Colorado 


19. LousiannaSt 


7. North Carolina 


20. Miami 


9. Kansas St 


21. Wyoming 


10. Penn St 


22. W. Virginia 




23. Syracuse 


12. Northwestern 


24. Notre Dame 


13. Virginia Tech 


25. Virginia 


The Quest for Lord 
Stanley's Cup 

by Anthony Reiner 

! must admit that I am a relative newcomer to the sport of hockey. 
Until a couple of years ago, I was ignorant of the" most rudimentary hockey 
knowledge. However, with the increasing exposure that hockey has re- 
ceived from FOX and ESPN in the past couple of years, I have become a 
fan of the sport. 

Last year's season was very exciting with Detroit breaking the regu- 
lar season points total record and the surprise showings of the Colorado 
Avalanche and the Florida Panthers in the playoffs. 

This year's season promises to be just as exciting with Gretsky mov- 
ing to New York, Colorado seeking to defend the Stanley Cup, and Florida 
striving to show that last year's postseason showing was no accident. 

Thus far, Florida, Dallas, and Colorado have been the top teams. 
Age seems to have caught up with Detroit, and the acquisition of Gretsky 
hasn't given the Rangers quite the spark they need. 

The playoffs are so long in hockey that they almost constitute a sec- 
ond season. It is way too early to make any decent predictions, but my 
hunch is that Florida will continue to improve and will meet Colorado in 
a rematch of last year's final. 

Politically Correct 
AND Right 

Golf League Championship 

by Anthony Reiner 

On October U, the top four teams from the Southern Adventist 
Golf League met to decide the championship. The tournament consisted 
of teams captained by Nudd, Nafie, Tetz, and Evans, the top four regular 
season teams. 

The tournament was set up in a match play format. The top four 
players from each team competed against the player on the same level. 
For example, all A-players competed against one another. The top player 
from each level received three points, the second player received two points, 
the third one point, and the fourth received no points. 

The tournament was played at Knob North golf course. Nudd, the 
only team captained by a student, won the tournament. They were paced 
by Jeff Lemon who shot a 37 to lead the team. "Everyone on our team 
played solid, and we did what we had to do to win," says Lemon. 

Accent Baseball Awards 

AL MVP—Alex Rodriguez 

Worst Playoff Catch- 

NL MVP— Mike Piazza 

Marquis Grissom 

AL Pitcher of the Year- 

Playoff Choke Artist- 

Andy Pettite 

Kenny Rogers 

NL Pitcher of the Year- 

AL Comeback Player— David 

John Smoltz 


AL aosers of the Year— Troy 

NL Comeback Player— Brett 

Perciva], John Wetteland 

Buder (Cancer couldn't kill 

NL Closers of the Year— Todd 


Worrell, Mark Wohlers 

Rising Stars — Derek Jeter, 

Best AL Pitching Staff- 

Andruw Jones 

New York Yankees 

Fattest Pitchers— David Wells, 

Worst AL Pitching Staff- 

Fernando Valenzuela 

Detroit Tigers 

Baseball Will Miss You— 

Best NL Pitching Staff- 

Tommy L^Sorda, Kirby Puckett 

Los Angeles Dodgers 

Get on with it award- 

Worst NL Pitching Staff- 

Baseball Labor talks 

Philadelphia Phillies 

Worst Idea of the Year— 

Head-case of the Year and 

Inter-League Play 

Worst Attitude— Albert Belle 

Best "Little" Arm- 

Best Spitter — Roberto Alomar 

Mariano Rivera 

Best PlayolT Catch— Jeff Maire 

Most Missed Player- 

( 1 2-year-old who made the game 

Randy Johnson 

winning catch in Game 2 of the 


by Greg Wedel 

Many people are tired of hear- 
ing about being politically correct. 

I will admit that many people 
take it to the extreme; however, 
some level of political correctness 
is not only reasonable, but right. It 
can be argued that professional and 
college sports are the most racially 
and ethnically integrated segment of 
the American population, and 
player treatment is quite good 
among this group. 

However, while many teams 
may treat their players in a politi- 
cally correct manner, they do have 
team names that are insulting and 
humiliating to some Americans. 

The group that has been the 
most offended are the Native 
Americans. I'm sure some of you 
laughed when they protested the 
"tomahawk chop" a few years ago. 
but if you look past what seems like 
a silly protest and look at the core 
of their argument, it is hard to dis- 
agree with their point of view. They 
have every right to be angry at 
teams that have offensive names to 

The most glaring racial insult 
among team names is the Washing- 
ton Redskins. If this isn't a racial 
epithet, I don't know what is. Imag- 
ine that you are a Native American. 
How would you feel about a popu- 
lar football team with a name diat 
insults you, the color of your skin, 
and your people? I don't think you 
would like it one bit. 

To add insult to injury, the 
Redskins are the team for Washing- 
ton. D,C. More heartache has come 
from this city to the Native Ameri- 
cans than any other. The federal 
government has consistently perse- 
cuted, abused, stolen from, and even 
made attempts at exterminating 
Native Americans throughout our 
history. Even now Native Ameri- 
cans are the poorest ethnic group in 
America, living on nearly useless 
land that they were forced onto by 
the government decades ago, while 
whites took all of the good land for 

Pop quiz: How many Seminoles 
are on the Florida State University 
football team? 

There are hundreds of players 
and thousands of students and 
graduates from FSU Ihal call them- 

selves Seminoles when they do not 
have that right. They have no idea 
of what it is to be a Seminole. It is 
an insult to one of the proudest 
tribes in America (they never offi- 
cially surrendered to the U.S. gov- 
ernment) to have a bunch of hooli- 
gans with red and gold paint 
smeared on their bodies running 
around and calling themselves 

The Cleveland Indians are an- 
other team that has no "Indians" on 
it. Other teams like the Chicago 
Biackliawks in hockey and the Utah 
Utes in college also carry names 
that they have no right to bear. 

There are also teams with a 
much less obvious politically incor- 
rect name. One such team is the 
Texas Rangers. Most people think 
that the Texas Rangers of old were 
kind and dispensed justice on the 
frontier. But the truth is that die 
Texas Rangers of the Mexican 
American War were nothing more 
than roving bands of rapists, loot- 
ers, and murderers who went so far 
as to hang Catholic priests in some 

Regular army officers like fu- 
ture president Ulysses S. Grant 
(then an army lieutenant) consid- 
ered leaving the army after witness- 
ing the atrocities committed by his 
fellow Americans against innocent 

Some Irish Americans were so 
appalled by the Rangers' attacks on 
Catholic priesLs that 260 of them 
joined the Mexicans against the 
Americans in one battle. Some 
Mexican Americans are offended by 
the name, and more of them and 
other Americans would be if high 
school textbooks would share with 
Americans more of our true history, 
and not some glossed-over account. 
I am aware of only one signifi- 
cant team to have changed its name 
to an unoffensive one. The St. Johns 
Redmen changed their name to the 
Red Storm. 

There are many other examples 
of insulting, degrading, and humili- 
ating named sports teams. This 
needs to change, as it did at St. 
Johns. America has enough racial 
problems as it is without allowing 
such blatant racial insults to have a 
such an obvious and accepted place 

On Deck 

— Southern Volleyball 
— College Basketball Preview 

November IS, 19 

Hippos and Black Bread 

by Cindi Bowe 

Have you ever looked out of 
your window to see a hippopotamus 
wandering in your front yard? 

Or perhaps been offered a cow's 
tongue and black bread for supper? 

No? Sophomore Ruth Kerr has, 
thanks to her passion for travel. 

The petite 18-year-oId broad- 
casting major has had close encoun- 
ters with hippos in Africa and de- 
veloped a craving for black bread 
while in Russia. 

Ruth Alina Marga Kerr is an 
avid slide show producer who has 
traveled to 1 7 countries, and for five 
years has been listed in "Who's 

The brunette's traveling tales 
are as intriguing as her names. Ruth 
is her aunt's name, she says while 
munching on her favorite candy bar. 
You guessed it — Baby Ruth. Marga 


It i 

"pearl." She believes Alina is Rus- 
sian. Her last name is Scottish and 
is pronounced like "care." 

Everyone knows her as Rulhie. 
Kerr's family doesn't spend 
money on huge presents. Instead, 
they spend it on travel. For as long 
as she can remember, her family has 
visited beaches in Kitty Hawk, 
N.C., and Fort Pierce, Fla., during 
the summer. 

Kerr was bom in Florida, but 
calledTennessee home for 16years. 
Her parents have since moved to 
Washington, DC, and now live in 
Dayion, Ohio. 

"My dad has an incredible pas- 
sion for traveling," she says. 

Kerr tells of a time when her 
family spent four months in 
Malawai, Africa. Her father moved 
there to practice his profession as 
an obstetrician and gynecologist. 

"On my llth birthday, I 
watched a hippo being butchered," 
she says with a look of disgust. 

She explains that a native fish- 
erman had drowned the day before 
when the canoe he and his friend 
were in had capsized on the lake. 

According to Malawi reason- 
ing, they had to kill a hippo in re- 
turn for the man's death, she says. 
Villagers gawked as thepark 
ranger carried out the morbid ritual. 
It took almost an entire day for three 
men to cut up the hippo meat for 
shipment. The natives were vegetar- 

Kerr reminisces about her 
family's visit to a "hippo lodge" in 
Africa. It was the destination of 
tourists who snacked on hippo 
burgers in a hippo haven. Hippos 
frolicked everywhere. The large 
squat creatures walked through 
miniature doors especially con- 
structed for them, and at night, a 

hippo would comfortably recline in 
the lounge among the guests. 

She remembers a morning when 
she looked out the window and dis- 
covered a hippo within inches of 
their door. It was a baby, she says, 
but hippos are notorious for charg- 
ing, and if it wanted to, it could have 

"We all turned white," she says. 

Hippos weren't die only things 
she had tb look out for in Africa. 
The natives, although very kind, 
were crafty crooks. 

She explains that if you leave 
your windows open "you might see 
them wearing the curtains the next 

Kerr says she arrived back in 
America without most of her under- 
wear. She believes the family's 
house boy took them for his sister. 

In Africa, "people work a whole 
month to buy a blanket," Kerr says, 
sympathizing with the natives. 

She -spent her summer in 
Malawi learning to make baskets 

A-iih r 


from the village and spend a half 
day sharing his knowledge of the 
craft with Kerr, her twb younger sis- 
ters and her mother. 

"It was only a dollar a day, but 
a lot to them." Kerr says. 

Two years later, Kerr spent her 
summer sightseeing in Europe. She 
was a member of the 60-person 
Adventist group from La Sierra 
University that set out to explore 
historical sites of Martin Luther's 

Kerr remembers a humorous 
1 Italy. While sweltering in the 


, she 1 

i told t 

dress warmly because the group 
was going to cross the Alps. 

Kerr did not see any reason to 
change because the temperature was 
in the 80s. However, after a few 
miles of traveling up the mountains, 
they encountered ice and snow. 

"I had on shorts and a 
sweatshirt. I was freezing." Ken- 
Not satisfied with crossing 
iheAlps and visiting the Dark Con- 
tinent, Kerr set out for Russia a year 
later as a member of Sister Cities 
International Exchange Program. 

The group was some of the first 
foreigners to visit the large city of 
Rybinsk following the fall of Com- 
munism. Kerr and her sister were 
the first American children to visit 
the city. 

She remembers the roads ridden 
with pot holes. They didn't have any 
freeways. Huge 10-15 story square 
gray buildings were everywhere, 
containing hundreds of apartments. 

World traveler: Sophomore Rulhie Kerr has traveled 
throughout Europe where she fell hi love^with black bread\ 
Africa where she encountered hippos. 

Kerr laughs when she speaks of 
a humorous but embarrassing expe- 
rience that occurred while she 
stayed with her host family in one 
of the apartments. 

Her host mother tried to give her 
and her sister a bath. In Russia, the 
children are more dependent on 
their parents than American chil- 
dren are, she explains. 

She distracted the woman while 
her sister bathed, but her sister had 
trouble distracting the persistent 
lady while Kerr tried to sneak into 
the bathroom. 

Kerr quickly hopped into the tub 
and escaped the woman's grasp. 

Kerr had a similar desire to run 
for cover when her host served 
cow's tongue at the dinner table. 
However, this was a delicacy. She 
was served mostly bread (with but- 
ter if she was lucky) and cheese. 

"It was really hard to buy food. 
You had to buy food on he black 
market to get the good stuff," Ken- 

She returned to Russia two 
years later to attend the Russia In- 
ternational Friendship Camp in 
Rybinsk. She and 17 American 
teenagers bonded with 1 00 Russian 

It was in this summer camp at- 
mosphere that Kerr began to learn 
the Russian language and folklore 

At the camp, Kerr developed a 
taste for Russian black bread. She 
hated it the first time she visited 
Russia. But she tried it again on her 
second visit and had a change of 

"I loved it. I didn't want to leave 
it," Kerr says of the heavy rye Rus- 

Kerr notes that at the camp the 
Russian children were so serious 
about learning and performing, 
while the Americans were laidback. 

She says a few of the American 
boys learned theRussian word 
"shish." The boys chanted the word 
all day long. 

"You can imagine what the poor 
Russians thought about the boys 
running around sayjng 'pine cone' 
all day," she says. 

After visiting these countries, 
Kerr notes how grateful she is for 


She remembers the scarcity and 
poverty in Russia, especially. 

At the Russian camp there were 
two showers for almost 300 people. 
She also tells of sending $10 to her 
Russian friend, Sveta, so her grand- 
mother could get cataract surger>'. 
Pocket change for most Americans 

"I really appreciate what I have. 
I'm really fortunate and really 
lucky," she says. 

1 November 15, U96 

'Saldana Stands Strong in His Sabbath Beliefs 

y Stephanie Thompson 

One lone soldier remained in the 

All the others had been parceled 
out to their various denominations. 
The chaplain went over to the young 

"Why are you still here? Are 
m atheist?" 

No,sir. Youjustdidn'tcallmy 
1 denomination." 

"What denomination is that?" 

"Seventh-day Adventist, sir." 

"What are you doing here? Sev- 
I enth-day Adventists don't belong in 
I the Air Force. It's a volunteer army." 

"I know that. But here I am." 

"Well, don't worry. I'm an 
I Adventist also." 

t was wartime, and Adan 
Saldana had been drafted. The Air 
Force selected him because of his 
' excellent grades, 

The chaplain gave him the rules 
and regulations that would allow 
him to keep the Sabbath and advised 
him to quote those Air Force regu- 
lations anytime he was assigned 
Sabbath duty. 

"All through Basic [training], I 
never did important national stuff 
like picking up cigarette butts from 
the barracks yard on Sabbath," he 

After Boot Camp, they told him 
they would send him anywhere he 
wanted to go, so he picked electron- 
ics school. At that time the United 
States was in the middle of the Viet- 
nam conflict, so the schools were 
operating 24 hours a day, seven days 
a week. 

When he got there, Saldana told 
his commander that he would not 
go to school on Sabbath. They "read 
him the riot act" and told him 
"Alright, Saldana, we'll let you do 
that. But if you fail one block, we 
will court-martial you for defraud- 
ing the government." 

The school consisted of 52 
blocks of one week each. Every 
Monday they were tested over the 
material they had covered during 
the last block. 

His buddies gave him their 
notes from the Sabbaths he missed, 
and he studied every Sunday for the 
lest the next morning. Saldana aced 
each of the 52 blocks making 100s 
throughout the course. 

His superiors kept saying, "You 

can't be doing this. You can't miss 
one day of this and still pass." But 
he did. 

Because of the Vietnam era, he 
says they were considered a special 
squadron. There were only four of 
them, and they had four Vietnam- 
ese to train. When they were fin- 
ished with the course they bestowed 

wouldn't do it. The sergeant gave 
the command three times. The last 
time, he told Saldana that if he 
didn't obey, that he would be ar- 

"Give the command," Saldana 

There were two GIs there who had 
gone through Basic with Saldana. 

privileges on them because they had They volunteered to do his shift. 

trained the Vietnamese. 

They told him that he could go 
anywhere he wanted, so he opted 
to go to Europe. Only three places 
offered his 
specially — ■ ^^ 

"Saldana has never worked on 

day. We've been with him ; 

Boot Camp," they said. 

The sergeant would have 

of it 


He The sergeant 

IZ'- issued the order 

^he and Saldana was 

'"' arrested. 

had top security clearences. 

"I had hard duty to pull," jokes 
Saldana. " I lived in an international 
hotel. I had servants, a maid to make 
my bed, a chief..." 

He went to school for another 
year. This school was taught by ci- 
vilians and went from eight to five 
Monday through Thursday and 
from eight to 1 2 on Friday, so he 
never had a Sabbath problem dur- 
ing school. 

On Friday evenings or Sab- 
baths, they would call his land-lord 
since he lived off-base, and say 
"We're having an alert, the Russians 
are at the [Berlin] Wall. You've got 
to come out." 

His land-lord, a German profes- 
sor who spoke seven languages, in- 
cluding English, would speak Ger- 
man and say "I don't understand. 
Saldana doesn't live here." 

Each Monday morning, Saldana 
would come in to work and they 
would say, "We had an alert, why 
didn't you come?" 

"Because you didn't call me," 
he would reply. 

"Yes.wedid. ThatGermanjust 
won't let us talk to you." 

But when he finished school, 
things changed. His first assign- 
ment was to work on the Sabbath. 
He told the commander that he 

- gave the 

Saldana, he 
will do the 

other man. 
a former 
^^^^^^^^^^^^ student at 
Temple in Chattanooga who knew 
of Southern and Adventists, also 
volunteered to pull his shift. The 
sergeant refused him also. He is- 
sued the order and Saldana was ar- 
rested. They pulled his security 
clearance, and he was not allowed 
on his job site, so he had to do chain- 
gang labor. 

One of the duties was ferrying 
officers between the American, 
British and French posts. The of- 
ficers knew that if you pulled that 
duty you had really done something. 
It was the worst duty you could pull. 
Since they knew Saldana and where 
he used to be, they asked, "Saldana, 
what are you doing here." So he 
would explain. 

Finally they assigned him a 
court date, and he had to defend 
himself. First, they threatened to 
send him to Vietnam. He said. 
"Fine, on one condition. Send me 
as a medic. No weapon." 

They assigned a one star gen- 
eral to defend him. First the gen- 
eral wanted him to get a dispensa- 
tion to work on the Sabbath, so 
Saldana had to explain the concept 
of the Sabbath. Then the general 
said, "So, we can't do that. Prove 
to me that you've always kept die 
Sabbath." So the FBI did back- 
ground research and they got letters 

from all his pastors back to age 13. 
Then the general wanted proof 
that he had signed die documents 
saying that he was a conscientious 
objector. At this time, back in the 
United States, the draft dodgers 
were buming the draft offices, so 
all the information was under lock 
and key — inaccessible. So, he says, 
he called his dad, and it turned out 
that the Selective Service officer 
had grown up with his father, so he 
was able to get the information. 

The general, upon receipt of the 
documentation asked, "How'd you 
get this?" He knew the situation 
back in the States. 

"I just asked my Father," said 
Saldana with double meaning. 

Finally the judge ruled that be- 
cause of Air Force regulations al- 
lowing him to keep the Sabbath he 
had to serve two years active duty 
and four years in the Reserves. 

'The day they read my verdict 
was two years to the day. They read 
the verdict at 12:00, and at 5:00 I 
was on the plane to New Jersey" 
His squadron buddies pulled to- 
gether and got his wife and his 
household goods packed and 
shipped back to the United States 
for him. 

While he was being processed 
out of Germany, everyone kept say- 
ing, "You're die man being kicked 
out because of what he believes." 
The whole base knew why Saldana 
was going home. 

They sent him home to play 
"weekend warrior." 

"That was funny," he says. 
'They kicked me out of the regular 
army because I wouldn't work on 
one day and put me in one that only 
works on the weekends." 

But because of his specialty 
there was no base in permissible 
distance for him to serve his four 
years at. Sohe went forthe full four 
years without pulling weekend duty 

"To me," he says, "the Sabbath 
is a very intergal part of my life. It 
isn'tsomethingljustacquired. The 
Sabbath is very special; it is a spe- 
cial relationship with Christ. It's 
very disconcerting to think that 
you're an American with privileges 
and have your own country lock you 
up because of what you believe." 

What do I believe? As an American I believe in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man. These 
are social and political faiths that are part of me, as they are, I suppose, part of all of us. Such 
beliefs are easy to express. But part of me too is my relation to all life, my religion. And this is 
not so easy to talk about. Religious experience is highly intimate and, for me, at least, ready 
words are not at hand. j,h„; f c,„„„„ ,„„,«„,. 7/ /ou 

November 15, 1596 

Son of a Son of a Coward 

by Dave Cook 

Rage is not even close to what 
he feels. His mind is aflame with a 
searing white heat. He can only fo- 
cus on one thing: get to Albert's car. 

He stumbles to the driver's win- 
dow and looks in. He is over- 
whelmed by the very sight he came 
to see. Nothing could have prepared 
him for this. 

Hot rage turns to blazing insan- 
ity. The white heat flashes, ex- 
plodes from his mind, and shoots 
down every nerve and fiber of his 
body. Reaching the outer limits of 
his nervous system the shock waves 
ricochet and turn inward. 

Somewhere near his heart they 
collide and compress into a tiny 
ball. Fueled by passion, the ball 
flashes forward and races down his 

His limbs respond without ques- 
tion. Lifting metal and wood, they 
position, aim. His hand twitches as 
the white heat roars past his finger 
and down the barrel of the gun. 

The darkness turns to brilliant 
white as bits of metal and glass 
smash into his victims. Thus ends 
the life of Albert and his mistress, 
A moment of passion ex- 
changed for life. A moment of pas- 
sion ended by a moment of passion. 
It's not an entirely original way 
to go: many people are killed by 
jealous love. So, what's special 
about Albert? Why tefl his morbid 

I tell this tale because Albert the 
adulterer is part of me. Albert was 
my great-grandfather. 

Waving palms, pounding surf, 
singing birds: paradise. But to Gar- 
land this place is anything but 
heaven. In fact he's certain he's in 

Trudging down a muddy path he 
and his buddy wonder what horrors 
this day will bring. As they walk, a 
grove of palm trees whispers some- 
thing about peace and safety. Yet ev- 
erything is not right. 

Rounding a bend they break 
through the underbrush into a large 
clearing. They are not surprised by 
what they see. Stark sentinels of 
splintered wood guard hulks of 
twisted metal. A thin layer of ash 
makes a feeble attempt to hide the 

Crumpled mounds of green and 
khaki are strewn across the field. Or 
is that green, khaki and red? Gar- 
land and his buddy sigh as they lift 
their litter and begin their dismal 

Lifting body after body, they 
check for signs of life. They pray 
for at least one to moan, twitch, or 
move a leg. As they work, a thick 

silence settles over the field. 

Suddenly, the quiet is broken by 
an explosive crashing: "Cak! Cak! 
Cak!" A sniper is shooting from a 
remaining tree! 

They freeze, but their dead sol- 
dier comes to life! He flings him- 
self ft^om the litter and takes off up 
the hill! 

Garland turns and says. "What's 
say we follow him?" In a 
they are chasing after a dead t 

His hand twitches as the 

white heat roars past his 

finger and down the 

barrel of the gun. 

for his life- 
Back in the 
tree, the 
sniper smiles 
into his 

This is 

than spear- ^— — ^^^— ^^^ 
fishing. But, as he takes aim, a 
thought strikes him. These men are 
filthy cowards. They are running 
from the enemy ! They don't deserve 
the death of a war hero. He will 
merely teach them a lesson. Low- 
ering his gun, he sprays a round into 
their fleeing buttocks. 

Sometime later, in the medical 
tent. Garland is ecstatic. He's alive 
and the bullets in his rear are his 
ticket home! He doesn't care how 
humiliating his wounds are! So 
what if the enemy thinks he's a cow- 

Why on earth do I tell Garland's 
story? Running from the enemy is 
a common occurrence during war- 
time. Why choose him over some- 
body else? 

To the reader it's just another 
story (albeit a funny one). But 
Garland's story is an important part 
ofmy life. Because, just like Albert. 
Garland is part of me. Garland, the 
coward, was my grandfather. 

Its water-logged face pops out 
of the foam and begins crying for 
help. Its tiny paws thrash as it swims 
toward its assassin. 

Ron's heart breaks as he reaches 
for the kitten. But he is resolved to 
complete his hateful task. Grabbing 
the animal by its soft middle he 
pushes it under the water and holds 

Soon the struggle is over and 
Ron lets the waves bear the limp 
___^^^^^ body 
away. That 
evening he 
prepares to 

His daugh- 

I'm the s 



His face set, his eyes deter- 
mined, Ron lifts the gunny sack and 
its living cargo. He doesn't like this 
job, but it must be done. Marching 
across the mission compound, he 
carries the sack to the ocean. Lis- 
tening to the plaintive mews of the 
creatures inside, he hesitates. For a 
moment he shrinks from this awful 

But, considering the alternative, 
he knows he must continue. Walk- 
ing across the reef he wades into 
the rising surf. When the water 
seems deep enough, he flings the 
sack into a foaming wave. The brick 
will take them down quickly, but he 
hopes they won't suffer long. As he 
turns to leave, the worst happens: 
one of the creatures escapes! 

Kitty's missing children, ask. 
"Daddy, where are the kittens?" 

At first Ron tries to evade the 
question, but finally he is forced to 
confess. He breaks it to them as 
gently as he can. 

"We don't have enough money 
to take care of the them," he ex- 
plains, "this is better than abandon- 
ing themin the jungle to starve, or 
be killed by dogs or tortured by lo- 
cal kids" (a favorite pastime). 

But, no matter what he says, his 
daughters are furious. They refuse 
to forgive him. Daddy is a murderer. 

You may wonder, "What's the 
big deal about Ron?" He did what 
he had to do. Many people find it 
humane to put unwanted animals to 

Even today, though, if you ask 
my sister, she'll tell you that I'm the 
son of a murderer 

Perhaps you think it strange to 
hang out the family laundry like 
this. 1 must admit, it hasn't been 
easy. My father, for instance, wasn't 
exactly thrilled with my plans for 
this article. And, for his sake, we 
must admit he wasn't really a mur- 
derer nor my grandfather a coward 
(I won't try to defend great- 

For the illustrations, though, 
let's say I'm the son of a murderer, 
the son of a son of a coward and the 
son of a son of a son of an adul- 

Again you wonder at my de- 
be part of such a mis- 
erable bunch (dad, it's just an illus- 
tration). Most people prefer to high- 
light their famous ancestors, not 
their cowardly or wicked ones. 

To explain, let me refer you to a 
certain genealogy in the first of the !| 
Book of Matthew. There he presents 
a family tree even shadier than 
mine! He includes such noblechar- 
acters as Jacob die liar, Judah the I 
adulterer, Rahab the prostitute and 
Solomon the baby-killer The weird 
thing is, this is the genealogy of I 

Why would Jesus inspire Mat- 
thew to list such sinners in His fam- 

As the Son of God, He had good 
reason to protect the family name. 
I think we can find the answer in 
Matthew 1:21. After listing Jesus" 
not-so-hot genealogy, he says, ". . . 
And you shall call his name Jesus, 
for He will save His people from 
their sins." ! 

His people? Of course, those j 
who were just Hsted. Jesus was will- 
ing to be counted the Son of a son 
of sinners in order to save them 
ft'om their sins. 

But that's not all: According 
to Paul, Adam's evil act means all 
are doomed to a life of sin and 
death. Nevertheless, through Jesus' 
righteous act many will be saved.' . 
Later he says that we are con- \ 
sidered adopted children of God.- 

He also says that Jesus is bring- 
ing many sons to glory and that He 
is the captain of their salvation.^ 

In short, because of Adam we 
are pari of a long list of wicked 
people. But, when we connect with 
Christ, He becomes the head of our 
race and we recieve a perfect pedi- 

Now you understand why I'm 
not embarrassed to reveal the sins 
ofmy fathers— Jesus bore my fam- 
ily tree, so I am no longer the son 
of a son of a coward but a brother 

1 Romans 5: IS- J 9 

2 Romans 8:15 

3 Hebrews 2:10 

Food Fair 

-Eai exotic food 
-November 17, 12-6 p.m. 
-Church Fellowship Hal! 

Room in Ihe Inn 

-Feed the homeless 
-November 16. 4 p.m. 
-Wright Hall 

CARE Calender 

Sonshine Bands 

-Sing to grandparents 
-Sabbaths. 2:45 p.m. 
-Wright Hall 

Southern Power & Light 

-Pray for power 

-Thursdays. 8 p.m. 

Student Center Seminar Room 

Novembex 15, 1396 

A Hermit's Life 

I think a hermit's life would suit 
me wonderfully. 

I crave alone time, down time. 
J can never remember a time I was 
lonely because of lack of company. 
But I can remember many a time I 
was lonely when surrounded by 
people — yes, even people [ know 
and love, who know and love me. 

1 think if 1 could really live in 
Katie's World, it would be devoid 
of all but a very few select people. I 
would live more or less all by my- 
self in a little cabin by a lake some- 
where way off in the mountains 
(think about Thoreau) and live a 
very simple, uncomplicated life. 

My friends would be near 
enough to visit on occasion and 
spend time with — maybe an after- 
noon, maybe a month. We wouldn't 
go to school, wouldn't have stress- 
ful, complicated lives. We would 
have only one major concern in 
life — what will the weather be like 

We would spend our time in 
nature, getting in touch with the 
earth and her Creator, the God of 
Heaven, the Almighty Sustainer of 
Life and Source of Love. The world 
would consist of only very few of 
' my friends and family, no strang- 
ers, and many days would pass with 

the wind and rain, trees and flow- 
ers, animals and others things of 
nature as our companions. 

Sigh.. .this would be Katie's per- 
fect world. .- 

But I live in no such world. My 
world is busy, full of strangers, 
hustle and bustle, and it's compli- 
cated to the extreme. 

Am 1 unhappy? 

Not unduly so, but I crave bel- 
ter things. 1 have been restless my 
whole life. Only recently have 1 re- 
alized that this restlessness is not to 
be satisfied by the constant running, 
constant searching that has charac- 
terized my life thus far. but will be 
satisfied only when I come to be 
truly at peace in the arms of God. 

Trusting in God's love on earth, 
living daily in faith of His presence 
here on earth will never be enough 
for me. I will not be completely 
happy or perfectly content until I 
can look into the eyes of my Savior 
and know that I'll never be 
separatedf from Him again. 

When I can touch His hands, 
hear His voice, know the glories of 
His company first-hand in real, 
physical experience, then I will lay 
down my restless spirit and be con- 
tent in the arms of my God. 

Yet I know that this time is not 

yet. First there is work to be accom- 
plished, and the reward will follow. 
For now I am, if not content, will- 
ing to endure the separation, the 
restlessness, the constant running, 
searching, working, exhaustion and 
hardship that is the lot of a servant 
of the King. 

God never promised that it 
would be easy. God promised that 
it would be worth it. This is a prom- 
ise 1 believe with my heart and soul- 
-a promise upon which I have cho- 
sen to stake everything. 

Now I touch the hands of Christ 
when I touch the hands of little chil- 
dren. I hear His voice in the off-key 
songs of a child with no chance in 
life and no one to love them — ex- 
cept maybe m 

God live 
friends. And i 
those whom m 
love. Christ lives in the man on the 
street and the child without a home 
just as surely as He lives in you 

There is no child of earth whose 
plight is not seen by a loving God. 
And it is we that He sends to be His 
hands, comforting the frightened 
child, to be His voice, encouraging 
the discouraged and di.sheartened 
vagabond; to be his gentle touch, 

t only in us. but ii 
are almost afraid ti 

drying away the tears. 

By our willingness to touch the 
untouchable, to work for the un- 
grateful, to live among His chil- 
dren — the poor, the ragged, the 
homeless — we can indeed touch the 
hands of Christ. Think of it! 

But more amazing, in touching 
"the least of these" not only do we 
touch Christ, but we become 
Christ— the words, the arms, the 
laps, the gentle touch. It is an amaz- 
ing and awesome responsibility. 

It is not us doing good, but 
Christ who lives within us. On my 
own, I have no capability to do 
good. But Christ living within can 
do all things good — and thus bring 
me into contact with the physical 
person of God. 

Katie Marl 

ADRA Escritorio 

Rua Gennania 453 Bonfim 

Campinas, SP 13070-070 

It's not Africa But It's God's Mission Field 

by David Meleirdez. 

At first it was difficult for me 
to feel like I was really a mission- 
ary because I am not living in a hut 
and surrounded by dangerous ani- 

Even though I live in the com- 
fort of a city, I am convinced that 
this is a mission field Just as much 
or maybe more than one in the 
jungle of South Africa. 

I might not be feeding the hun- 
gry physically but I am doing it 
spiritually, and that's what it is all 

Here, we have the opportunity 
to speak to these people directly 
about God and His plan of salva- 

There is a great challenge in 
South Korea and I'm happy I an- 
swered the call. I pray that God 
gives me the strength and courage 
to do whatever it takes to make a 

Yes, it gets lonely. Just imag- 
ine yourself in a country with 
people that look different and stare 
at you because you're different. 

Imagine not understanding any 
of the signs on the street, the con- 
versation around you or the music. 

Image a different culture where 
you need to bow to greet someone 
instead of shaking dieir hand or say- 
ing Hi! A culture where you need 
to take off your shoes, even to 

Imagine a culture where many 
of the restrooms are not very pri- 
vate, in fact some of them are both 
for men and women with stalls des- 
ignated accordingly. 

Imagine a place where everyone 
pushes instead of saying excuse me. 
Imagine going to a bookstore and 
not finding a book in English. 

But it is not tliat bad in fact. The 
people are extremely nice, espe- 
cially the youth in the church and 
the students. 

The culmre is extremely inter- 
esting and rich with different ideas 
that go back centuries. Nature is 
beautiful here with its many moun- 
tains and changes of seasons. 

One thing that is funny and frus- 
trating is everything we watch on 
the news or in sports in not up-to- 

For example, Sunday afternoon 
football games are on TV at 5 a.m. 
Monday, and Monday night football 

is on TV on Tuesday nights. Dave Mekndez, is a student 

I am praying for all the broth- missionary in South Korea and i: 

ers and sisters at Soudiem Adventist looking forward to returning to 

University. I miss everyone and SAU next school. 
would love a short note now and 

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Does your family have a 
Thanksgiving tradition? 

Write it up and give it to the Ac- 
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will be given to the top five 

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November 15, 1996 

You Wrote It- 
Finding Peace At The Piggly Wiggly 

Gladys buys her groceries at the Piggly Wig- 
gly where I do. 

She's thin and small. Her back hunches. Her 
hair is strikingly white, and each time we meet I 
can count on her wearing a little red-flowered 
house dress, Ked tennies on her feet and a pale 
yellow cardigan clinging about her shoulders. 
Though she sometimes forgets to put in her teeth, 
her cheeks are never without a smidgen of pink 

Her cart holds two oranges, a tiny tin of cof- 
fee, grape gum, a small loaf of bread, jelly and a 
box of Yum Yum Moon Pies every time I see 

t around the store eagerly 
1 with anyone 

^ her, s^e looks exactly like 

z and sad. 

She pushes here 
looking to trigger a 
who will listen. 

Each time I s 
the last — lonely. 

She has a gentle smile, a soft \ 

Eyes that crave companionship- Eyes that 
search for a friend. Eyes that tell the story of how 
she lives alone in a house filled with furniture, 
but where only one chair is used. 

In a house that used to ring of precious little 
ones' voices and hubbub and now only echoes 
the steady blare of the television. A house that 
was once a home. 

Now her children never call, her husband has 
passed on, and her neighbors don't bother. 


She has many a story from a lifetime gone 
by that no one cares to hear. A heart that was 
once full of love but has now withered up and 

I think about her often, my Piggly Wiggly 
friend. I crave to tell her that I want to hear her 
stories. I want to lake her to the park. ! want to 
sit down and look at her pictures, share a yummy 
lemonade, and make her days happy. 

But 1 don't. 

Because ! don't know how. Because it makes 
me uncomfortable. Because 1 have an account- 
ing test tomorrow. 

There is a boy in the cafeteria. I do r 
his name, but I have seen him before. 

He is big. He dresses different. He s 
smells not so pleasant. 

He sits solo and devours his meal. 

I wonder if he feels conspicuous as theonly 
one at a spacious table. He scarfs down entree 
after entree and never looks up. 

I wonder if he wants to be alone or if he 
wishes he was surrounded by others. If he ever 
looks around at all of the smiling faces who are 
supposed to be friendly and accepting and longs 
for a dinner companion — just once. 

I wonder if he thinks about his life and tears 
come to his eyes. If a lump forms in his throat. If 
he can biuely choke down his food thinking about 
all that he wants to be, but is not. Wondering if 
things will ever be better. If he will ever be ac- 
cepted or special or even normal. 

I see him every day. Sometimes I try tocatch 
his eye, but I never do. 

1 want to sit by him and ask him what his 

major is. I want to become his friend and invite 
him to go bowling with us this weekend. 

But I don't. 

And he leaves the cafeteria once again, just 
as he came in — alone. 

I see a gaunt boy in the fourth grade with 
chocolate eye^ and pale cheeks. His hair begs 

Her cart holds two oranges, 
a tiny tin of coffee, grape 
gum, a small loaf of bread, 
jelly and a box of Yum Yum 
Moon Pies. 

for a cut. His stomach cries for breakfast. 

I see him struggle with his little sister. He 
feeds her and dresses her. He makes her stand up 
straight and brush her teeth. He has taught her to 
color in the lines and say "please" and "thank 
you." He reads to her at night and shivers in No- 
vember so that she can feel toasty warm wearing 
his dingy parka. 

I see him being the mother, the father. Be- 
cause they are not around. Because he has to sur- 
vive. Because no one helps him but himself. 

I see him drag his sleepy sibling onto the city 
bus every morning so they can get to school on 
time. I see him scrounge to find a lunch for her 
so she does not go without. 

I see people who know this solemn boy who 
lives up to the responsibilities of a man. I see 
people who do nothing, who turn their heads, 
who jump in their Volvos and speed away to play 
racquetball. Who recognize his courageousness, 
his discipline, and offer no support. No help. No 
ride to school, oatmeal for breakfast, or money 
for lunch. 

1 do not feel sorry for the people I see every 
day hurting. I do not shake my head and say, "Oh, 
what a shame." 

I feel sorry for myself. I feel sorry for soci- 
ety, that we have not loved those who are not so 
perfectly easy to love. 

1 feel sorry that we do not have the time or 
the ambition to go the extra mile. The extra foot. 
I feel sad that we have gotten so caught up in 
everyday petty things, in ourselves, in our get- 
ting ahead, and have forgotten. Forgotten to re- 
member those who have so much to offer. Those 
who, just because they aren't convenient, have 
been neglected and ignored. 

I see my life passing by and wishing time 
and again that I had done something. Something 
to help, something to comfon. something to make 
a small child feel important and loved. 
But I don't. 

Because I am shy or nervous or embarrassed 
or selfish. Because I have a paper due in history. 
I need to clean my room and it's double credit 
assembly tonight. -Because I don't know if ihey 
' want me to. Because I don't want them to think 
they are my charity project. 

So I sit in silence, feeling creepy on the in- 
side. Debating whether or not to just ask Gladys 
to go the Tastee Freeze with me. 

Debating if I should just plop my tray down 
and introduce myself. 

Debating if I should sacrifice that pretty new 
dress and buy the brown-eyed boy a new coat. A 
fast sled. A trip to the circus. 

Simple things, really. 

I sit in voiceless turmoil, wondering if any- 



for the unhappy, the unlucky, the lonely. 

I see a young mother whose nerves are as 
frazzled as her hair. Her children are squawking, 
and her bags of goodies roll slyly away in a can 
that's headed for a very new BMW. 

I see her, and I know she needs help. Just a 
little. I make the turmoiled decision and just go 
for it. I bolt after the runaway cart. I load the 
parcels into the trunk. I make faces at her cranky 
children until I hear some giggles. 

I smile and walk away. 

It was a small thing. A slight gesture, but it 
made all the difference to her — and me. 

I feel good. ..really good for the first time in 
a long time. 

I feel like skipping because my soul finally 
dances for joy. 

Because my thoughts, at last, are free of guilt. 
Because my heart is softening. Because I am 
making God big and me small. 

Because I did a little thing. Because i want 
to. I need to. 

I need to do those random acts of kindness. 
Those tiny deeds that mean so much. Those 
simple actions that change the quality of 
someone's life. That stir up a laugh or trigger a 
happy memory. That offer a peek of sunshine to 
a bleak, foggy existence. 

I decide to swing by the Piggly Wiggly to 
see if anyone in a red-flowered house dress is up 
t the Tastee Freeze. 

Stephanie Gulk is a 
junior public rela- 
tions major who 
currently resides in 
Rockford, Illinois. 
She is also president 
of the SAU Comrnu- 

Let us treat men and 
women well: treat 
them as if they were 
real: perhaps they are. 

— Ralph Waldo Emerson 

No ApolOfies^ 

Well, it's been a busy week for both of usv we didn't have any time 

10 gel together and write an article for this i^sue of Accent. 

You probably deserve some heart-rending apology for being ne- 
clected. a detailed account of what kept us from our responsibilities. 
and a sorrow-laden note requesting your forgiveness — but it's not go- 

We're guys, remember? We're not sorry. Real guys are too lazy to 
he Sony. Real guys just grab the remote and move on. 

So we forgot about this issue, and started brainstorming for the next. 
And just in case Bryan's article over there isn't funny, we're sharing 
uur article ideas (why not, it takes up space). 

3. What Men do to Prepare for a Date — 101 Uses for Right Guard. 

4. Ken and Barbie: The Sequel — They 're engaged. Ken just doesn 'I 

5. The Life of Bryan — already done. 

7. e-MALE — Is the /internet chi 

S. She Said. -We Can Still Be Friends." — How I convinced her she 

9. Why Red-Heads and Puerto Ricans are so Irresistible — A Survey of 
Two People. 

Back by popular demand...OK it was one person.... 

The Life of Br van 

i. I fumble through ihe dark, wake my 

Bryan Fowler, Humor Columnist 
7:45 The cursed alarm sound.s. I fumble through the dark, wake my 
nally find Ihe snooze button. 
7:49 The cursed alarm 
naily find the snooze bu 
7:53 The cursed alarm sounds. I fumble through the dark, find my roommate and pry the 
swinging hammer from his white-knuckled hands. I finally find the snooze button next to 
the balleries and other pieces of what used to be my gray cordless alarmclock. 
8:02 1 lay in bed again, not able to sleep. Would it be possible to convince the train 
engineer to honk real loud in ihe morning so he would wake me up? 
8:13 Half stepping, half falling out of my suspended sleeping quarters, I trip on the table 
in the room and fall gracefully five feet, landing in the pile of clothes on the floor. 1 am 
thankful there was a large pile and that they were clean. 

8:30 I have showered, shaved most of my face, applied that wonderful clear gel from 
Gillelie, found clothes that will not spur a riot. I grope for the phone, dial the CK. place 
my order and head out the door, careful not to wake my roommate. 
8:36 Once again I have sat in the way of the wind. In my lethargic state I have forgotler 
that when the door opens, and I am sitting directly across from it, ihe wind 
control of my Chattanooga Tunes, the 7 napkins I got, and any small flakes of 
have so carelessly dropped from my jowls. 
8:37 1 now am glad for the 
the reaches of my olfactory 

her nicely curled hair She notices the ume. I notice tl 
notices the time. [ pick my nose knowing it doesn't matter 
8:37.52 I sneeze. 

8:38 1 am glad I picked my nose. I plan my day. Retrieving my pen from my backpack, 
I write down what I have lo do. Class, lunch, gas (for Ihe car). Wal-Mart, alarm clock. 
9:42 1 am squatting in the Ihird floor hall of Brock reading the assignment for the day. 
(Yes, il actually does happen) A man and women both dressed nicely walk' toward me 
carrying about 1 2 dozen boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts.. 1 squint my eyes and laugh 
for I didn't realize that I was asleep. Then they offer me a box, and say, "we are from First 
Tennessee National Bank and this is customer appreciation day. Have some doughnuts." 
I thank them and decide not to tell them that they schanaggled me and my account and 1 

s my morning breath and depos 
e form filling outfit si 


ling my a< 

was planning my withdrawal of all my funds a 

9:50 My class is canceled, at least for me. 1 

glazed pearls in my hand. Six people I don't k 

I randondy hand out the round pieces of he: 

myself random. 

9:53 I spot a black spot in the grass. Upon closer inspection I 

with the cat, feed il a doughnut, name the cat Oatmeal and leavi 

doughnut as 1 glance o 


windshield. I go back i 

10:47 Class is boring, 

the hordes of people d 

stead of me. In Brock I 

on sending me mail bai 

my letters. So I reply ti 


lanagemeni, and I 

t. teat a doughnut. 
■: back to my room holding the box of 
say Hi; 121 do know don't. Go figure. 
to random people, therefore making 

east it would be if I was there. Brock becomes my haven from 
uddenly are friendly. They address my box of doughnuts in- 
e some E-mail to friends that I really don't know but they keep 
don't want to offend them so 1 write back. Then they reply to 
;ir letters so I don't offend them. I hope 1 didn't offend them, 
fhe walk from Brock to the cafe is not conducive lo time and 
1 real big time management buff. 
11:03 The cafe opens at 1 1 :30 they tell me. I guess I will wait. Hey look. . . E-mail. 
11:05 Those people keep on writing me back but hey, I am a friendly guy. I am glad that 
my E-mail is safe from all people reading il. I would hale for any schmo to read the highly 
personal things I put in my messages about my fish and his nasal habits. 
11:28 I race up the stairs lo get in the already long line at the door. People look at me 
oddly as I smile and walk right past all of them. 1 guess diey are looking at tlie bag on my 
head. 1 lake the bag off of my head. 

11:32 The line at the other side of the cafe was about five people long, so I assume dial 
it is the upper classmen here in this line. I have received my meal from ihe ever-so- 
friendly-givc-me-food person at Ihe serving line. 
11:33 I sneeze. 

11:34 I realize I should have picked my nose. I see the girl from breakfast. She must 
have a pager-watch because she is always looking at her watch whenever our eyes meet. 
11:35 Searching the cafe I realize I must make a choice. 1 must cither start a new table, 
or sit widi the teacher whose class 1 skipped. I sit alone. 

11 :57 1 have consumed the majority of my. . .uh, food. I notice a sticker under the table 
when I pickup the mashed potato that fell on my shoe. The sticker has a warning about 
cancer and the tables. I laugh and finish my lump of potato. 

Noon: I leave via the elevator in II 
nose thingy will clear up. T^e cashi 
Continuing next issue: (I think) 


;, Off to Wal-Mart I go, hoping my 


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^^ f^ Movember 26, 1996 

The Official Student Newspaper of Southern Advenlist University Volume 52 

Rwandan Crisis Hits Close to Home 

What s Inside.. 

Campus News 

Korean Chui 

Crystal Candy, p,5 
Cherte Smith, p. 9 


I Don't Burn Bras. p. 6 
A Full Day's Work, p. 6 

Thanksgiving Special, p. 8 

InNew York. p. 8 

In South Carolina, p. 8 

In Florida, p. 8 

The Back Page 

Community Calendar 

by Sari Fordham 

Rwandan refugees are returning 
home after nearly two years. They 
are tired, hungry, thirsty, and they 
often find that someone else is now 
living in their home. 

For many students here in 
Happy Valley, the troubles in 
Rwanda seem faraway. But for Jane 
Smith*, a former Southern student, 
the crisis is only loo real. 

Smith is from Rwanda. She is 
half Hutu and half Tutsi, which, ac- 
cording to Smith, would be a real 
problem if she were in Rwanda. 

Being in America might have 
saved her life, but it has not pro- 
tected her from bad news. Smith has 
lost aunts and uncles in the violence. 

"It's bad," says Smith. "It's hard 
to react to things like this." 

Smith's immediate family is in 
America, biit her extended family 
is in refijgee camps in Zaire. As far 
as she knows, her extended family 
is not planning on returning imme- 
diately to Rwanda. Deciding 
whether or not to return home is 
hard for die refugees, says Smith. 

"If you go, you will be killed. If 
you stay, you will be killed," says 
Smith. "People are returning to 

Refugees: A Hutu refugee carries his two children on his back a 
dreds of thousands of refugees streamed out of the Mugunda camp /i 
eastern Zaire headed for the Rwandan border. 

Rwanda because they at least want 
to die in their own country." 

When Smith came to Southern, 
she planned on getting an education 
and then returning (o Rwanda. Now 
she has no country to go back to. 

'The problems are not going to 
go away. It looks good on the out- 
side, but it is not as it seems," she 

History professor Kendall 
Downs agrees. 

"Nothing I've seen occurring 
addresses the real problem," he 
says. He feels the only thing that 
will result in peace is if "the Huius 
and the Tutsis decide that their in- 
terest is better served by coopera- 

The problems in Rwanda sur- 
faced in 1994 when the Hutu-led 
rebels overthrew the Tutsi govern- 
ment and started massacring Tutsis. 
See Africa, page 4 

New 'Schools' Alter Enrollment Policies 

by Ashley Wickwire 

Five new schools were ap- 
proved at Southern October 24. 

The former education/psychol- 
ogy, business, nursing, religion and 
music departments have become 
schools (example; School of Mu- 
sic). Departments wanting to be- 
come schools must meet seven cri- 
teria: external accrediting bodies, 
admissions criteria, a minimum of 
two degree programs and a disci- 
pline "whose primary thrust is pro- 

The schools have already been 
legally put into effect, but it hasn't 
been formally announced to the stu- 
dent body, says Vice-President for 
Academic Administration Dr. 
George Babcock. 

The former college academic 
layout is being restructured to fol- 
low a university pattern. 

"Making schools out of depart- 
ments is really just a outgrowth of 

the name change," says Babcock. 

"The changing of the name and 
departments will help in interna- 
tional recognition of our school as 
a university in an appropriate way. 
In a lot of countries "college" means 
a secondary school, such as a high 
school," says Jim Segar, dean ofilhe 
School of Business. 

As the university grows, the au- 
tonomy within the schools will in- 
crease, too. Students will be able to 
gain entrance to Southern through 
the usual admission process, but a 
additional step will be imple- 
mented. Instead of simply declar- 
ing a major, a student will take gen- 
eral education courses, and then 
apply for candidacy into a particu- 
lar school. 

'The selection of students en- 
tering the programs will be up to the 
discretion of the schools them- 
selves," says Babcock. 

If a student's GPA isn't high 
enough, they might not be admit- 
ted to a candidacy in their chosen 
major, and they won't be able to take 
courses on a advanced level until 
they improve their GPA's, says 

Even though these departments 
have changed to schools, the direct 
eiTects won't take place until next 
year. This year's freshmen and new 
students will have to be accepted as 
candidates in their major, and stu- 
dents already taking a particular 
major will be evaluated for their ac- 
ceptability in the program. 

Making the departments into 
schools will benefit the university, 
say advocates of the schools. The 
schools will be more responsible to 
see that -a student has achieved a 
certain academic level before they 
complete the program, says Segar. 

November 26, 1S96 

Local SDA Koreans Now Have a Permanent Home 

/;y Darla Laitierbach 

Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adveniist Koreans finally have a 
permanent church home. 

The new Korean Seventh-day 
Ai]\L-iuisi church is located near the 
corner of Apison Pike and 
Oolicwiih-Ringgold Road at Four 

For years, Koreans met in 
Ackerman Auditorium and Lynn 
Wood Hall at Southern to worship 
on Sabbaths. 

"We always had to call for per- 
mission, and if there was a special 
event we would be stuck out on the 
street with no place for church," 
says youth leader Anne Row. 

The new church opened on Sab- 
bath, August 1 , says Pastor Hyung- 
Bok Choi. 

The 9,470-square-foot church 
sits on five acres about one mile 
from Southern. The location makes 
it very convenient for Southern stu- 
dents to attend services, says Choi. 

On November 9. four new members 
were baptized at the church, in- 
creasing the total membership to 
74, says Choi. 

"We have some members that 
drive from Dalton, Ga. There are 
some that drive from past Cleve- 
land, and a even a few that drive 
from Nashville every week to at- 
tend," says Row. 

"The members really sacrificed 
to pay for this church." says Choi. 
"1 will pay $500 a year for five 
years. Bui we still need S50,000 
more to pave the driveway." 

Former Southern student Peter 
Hwang says the youth group meets 
separately from the adults. 

"We speak only English in the 
youth services. The adult services 
in the sanctuary are spoken in Ko- 
rean." he says. 

"It's so awesome. This is the 
first time we have had our own 
church to worship at," says Junior 

Jennifer Park. 

Theology majors from Souiliem 
have spoken at the youth meetings, 
including Junior Dexter Jenkins. 
Junior Alvin Payne and Senior 
Robbie Valentin. 

"The youth are very involved, 
and they seek God. When 1 entered 
the church, even though 1 couldn't 
speak the language. I felt like I was 
at home," says Valentin. 

"A lot of Americans come to our 
church, especially when we have 
guest speakers." says Hwang. 

"We have a core group of about 
20 youth, but we usually get 40 on 
Sabbaths." says Row. "Every Fri- 
day night we have Vespers. The kids 
really enjoy the music. We sing to 
guitars and use an overhead projec- 
tor to display the words. 

"Our group is very tight and it 
is growing," she adds. "Every week 
we study one of the 27 beliefs of 
the Adventist Church. It gives us a 

time to really learn about what v 
believe and why." 

"I get more out of the sermonsi 
at the new church because there a 
less distractions than before," says! 
Senior Irvin Lee. 

"There is a great Korean polluckl 

ek after church,' 

Sophomore Mike Lee. He adds ihatl 
all visitors are invited to stay for the| 

Choi says he does not expect the! 
membership to rise much becausel 
there are not many Koreans in the| 
Chattanooga area. 

"There are only about 500 Ko-I 
reans around here, and there art 
Korean churches of different de-| 
nominations," he says. 

"We don't have many members,! 
but we know that God has helped! 
us build this church. God is 
us," says Choi. 

Hefferlin Named to Global Arctic Seminar in Russu 

by Ashley Wickwire 

Scientists have failed to do it for over JOO 
years, but Dr. Ray Hefferlin, a physics professor 
at Southern, is giving it a try — with a litUe help 
from his global colleagues. 

Since 1973—26 years— Hefferlin has been 
working on developing the first periodic chart 
for molecules. The project is now a collabora- 
tion of colleagues in Russia, Belgium, France, 
China and the United Stales, he says, 

While progress is continually made, Hefferlin 
estimates it will be another "100 years or so" be- 
fore the chart is complete. 

"It is frustrating to be working on something 
1 will never complete, but it is also nice to be 
able to do something that is accepted by other 
scientific communities as being worthwhile." 

It is because of this unfailing determination 
that a Russian colleague recommended Hefferlin 
for a position on the Committee for the 1997 In- 
ternational Arctic Seminar, which will be held 
in Murmansk, Russia, June 16-21. Individuals 
around the world who would like to be a part of 
this seminar submit proposals of topiofcthey 
would like to present. 

The committee then reviews their proposals 
and accepts a certain number. The seminar is ben- 
eficial, says Hefferlin, because attendees learn 
more by meeting top experts from around the 
globe than they would just listening to a lecture. 
Also, the research presented at the seminar is 
spread worldwide. 

Bom in Paris, France, the half Swiss, half 
American boy first fell in love with physics at 
age eight when his father took him to the 
Hamilton Conservatory outside of San Jose Ca- 

"i saw a planet called Uranus, and it turned 
on a lightbulb! 1 began to read everything on as- 
tronomy that I could, and that lured me into phys- 
ics," he says. 

Molecular Chart Pioneer: Dr. Ray Hefferlin has been working on the first molecular 
periodic chart for 26 years. 

Hefferlin was invited to join the staff of 
Southern Missionary College in 1955, and he 
became the first Ph.D. ever to teach at Southern. 

'The school was stmggling, and I felt that I 
was able to make a contribution," says Hefferlin, 
explaining why he chose to come to a small col- 
lege in Tennessee. Having lived seven years in 
Europe and two years in Russia, Hefferlin 
brought a world of experience and contacts with 

A published author, honored teacher and re- 
searcher, Hefferlin has received distinguished 
awards, including an honorary doctorate from 
Andrews University in 1993, The Zapara Award 
in 1988 and 1992, and the CASE Gold Medal in 

As a teacher, he enjoys "working with the 

"They are not bound to traditions, and they 

get bright ideas that no one else would think of.' ■ 
Hefferlin says. *They are not limited by their own! 
knowledge." F 

In fact, it was because of a student thati 
Hefferlin is working on the development of the! 
molecular classification table. I 

"I was working on spectroscopy (the study! 
of radiation of light) when I ran into problem J 
because it is required to first have a molecular* 
classification table," recalls Hefferlin. 

The molecular table was put on a "to-do" lisi| 
until a student studying under him suggested iheyl 

This intensive research is just an example oi 
his dedication to the worid of physics and hi^ 
sheer enjoyment of his life-work. I 

"I can't think of anything else I would ratheij 
be doing; it's very fulfilling." says Hefferhn. 

November 26, aS96 

Student Center Renovations on Verge of Completion 

by Diiane Gang 

Delay after delay has hampered 
I the Student Center renovations, but 
[ the project is finally on the verge of 
total completion. 

The major projects include the 
addition of Student Services offices, 
the relocation of the Student Asso- 
lon office, the renovation of 
what is now the E. O. Grundset 
oom, the addition of a new game 
oom and several new storage 

These projects, some already 
ompleted. were begun at the be- 
' ginningof last summer. 

"It has taken way loo long," 
says an SA official. 

The E, O. Grundset Room, for 

ample, was completed several 

, weeks ago — or so it seemed to most 

students. But when the room had 

furniture and a television already in 

place, the decision was made to redo 
the ceiling. 

Except for the delays, students 
are happy with the renovations, 
which will provide a better place for 
students to relax, watch TV with 
friends or study. 

SA Social Vice-President Pierre 
Scott says the project has taken too 

"It would have been nice to 
have been in our offices by the time 
of the Talent Show," he adds. "But 
there was really nothing we could 
do about it." 

The new TV room, named in 
honor of retired biology professor 
E. O. Grundset, features small 
tables, padded and upholstered 
chairs, a fire place and a large TV. 

"[The renovation] looks good, 
and I especially like the TV room," 

Scott says. "I think that the new TV 
room provides a better atmosphere 
for watching shows." 

The chairs had to be reuphol- 
stered and the ceiling redone, but 
Scott affirms thai The E. O. 
Grundset room is finally complete 
and ready for television viewing. 

A committee decides the TV 
schedule and the Student Center 
desk worker regulates it. This 
schedule will be devoted primarily 
to network sitcoms. 

Additionally, the former SA of- 
fice will be transformed into the 
recreation room. This project, how- 
ever, is the fiirthest from comple- 

ATV is, however, presently lo- 
cated in the room and it will be used 
primarily for watching sports. 

"In the guys' dorm usually a 

sports TV is on down there, but in 
the girls' donn they don't get to 
watch sports as much," Scott says. 
"It's for guys and girls to be able to 

The new S A offices should pro- 
vide a better working environment 
because each officer has his or her 
own cubicle to work in, says Scott. 

"The new SA offices are much 
better organized," he says. "Every- 
body has their own place to put 

The renovations have not af- 
fected the other services in the Stu- 
dent Center like KR's Place and 
Testing and Counseling too much. 

Financial Administration re- 
fused to disclose the actual cost of 

Thatcher Residents Still Wait for Exercise Room 

I by Tina Segiir 

With winter fast approaching, 
: women of Thatcher Hall are run- 
[ ning out of exercise options. 

Women haven't had a fitness 

I center since their own was closed 

down by strict fire hazard codes last 

f year. According to Dean Helen 

Bledsoe, the room may be con- 

verted into a lounge with a TV for 
Conference Center residents. She 
says she has no idea when this will 
take place, though, and fu"e codes 
would have to be worked out. 

Resident Assistant Melanie 
Hegamyer says that because the 
women no longer have a weight 

Students to Vote on Two 

New Amendments 

by Jean-Robert DesAmours 

Students will vote during the 
first week in December on two 
amendments passed by the Student 
Association Senate in an early 
meeting held Sunday, Nov. 17. 

"The reason for the special 
meeting was because we wanted to 
get it to the [faculty] Student Ser- 
vices Committee," says Vice- 
President Aaron Raines. "And 
since they only meet twice a 
month, we needed to hurry." 

The first amendment deals 
with SA executive officers. The 
proposal requires that executive 
officers must be attending classes 
at Southern and/or reside within 30 
miles of the school. 

The second bill involves spe- 
cial elections. In the past, a spe- 
cial election was required to be 
held if an officer resigned before 
75 percent of his or her term was 
up. If the officer resigned after 75 
percent of the term, the SA presi- 
dent would appoint a student to fill 
the vacancy. Now with the new 

proposal, a special election will 
only be held if an officer leaves 
before 60 percent of his or her term 
is up. Sixty percent of a term ends 
around December 7. 

"[The old bill] didn't make 
sense because an officer could 
leave office one month before the 
next year's election would be 
held," says Raines. "Now, a stu- 
dent could be appointed for the rest 
of the term should an officer leave 
after the first semester." 

"These are just really, really 
smart bills," says SA President 
Tom Roberts. "The first bill pro- 
vides that SA officers be near the 
school, and the second bill helps 
out with the confusion of special 

Both bills passed the Student 
Senate and the Student Services 
Committee. Now, a general assem- 
bly will be held first week of De- 
cember for the students to decide 
the future of these two proposals. 

room or sauna in the dorm, it causes 
problems. She says the only indoor 
exercise options the women have is 
the pool, the gym weight room — 
which, she adds, leaves much to be 
desired— and aerobics classes in the 
gym, which isn't for everyone. 

Hegamyer has considered join- 
ing a fitness center in the commu- 
nity, but says she would feel guilty 
paying for it when the university's 


Several women say they heard 
plans about a Thatcher fitness at the 
beginning of the year, but everyone 
seems to have forgotten about it. 

Freshman Karen Hieb remem- 
bers talking about it, but has forgot- 
ten a lot of the details. This, she 
laughs, is probably an indication 
that the process should be hurried 

Helen Durichek, associate vice- 
president for finance, and Dean 
Sharon Engel assure Thatcher resi- 
dents that a new fimess center is 
definitely underway. Engel hopes it 
will be in working order sooji after 
Christmas. The installation of the 
wall mirrors could hold up comple- 
tion, however. The sellers aren't 

guaranteeing the mirrors will stay 
up and recommend hanging a mir- 
ror up for a month to test it. 

Some of the equipment from the 
old gym will be reupholstered for 
use in the new fimess center. 

Durichek says there isn't really 
much work or money that needs to 
be put into the project. She hasn't 
put together definite figures for the 
project yet, but believes it cost ap- 
proximately $ 1 .500. 

With the Student Center pres- 
ently undergoing renovation, the 
women's fitness center must wait. 
Durichek regrets that unfortunately 
"there just aren't enough people to 
get everything done we want to do." 

The fitness center will be di- 
vided into two rooms. One room 
will be for aerobics, the other for 
weights and cardiovascular equip- 
ment. The aerobics room will be 
located on the east wing of 
Thatcher. According to Engel, it will 
contain mirrors and a video moni- 

The west wing of Thatcher will 
house the weight room. Both rooms 
will be located on ground floors in 
what were formerly storage rooms. 

"The more I see of men, the 
more I like dogs." 

— AnonvmoLis 


College Drive and Camp Road Combine as University Drive 

by Ditane Gang 

College Drive and 
Camp Road in CoUegedale 
will soon be joined and 
known as University Drive, 
says a city official. 

Shortly after the South- 
ern Adventist University 
name change, the 
CoUegedale City Planning 
Commission decided to 
combine the two roads into 
one for several reasons, says 
City ManagerBill Magoon. 

The name change 
should officially take place 
by Thanksgiving. 

The first reason for the 
name change was to 
"straighten out a confusing 
thing" when driving from 
College Drive onto Camp 
Road, says Magoon. 

"The road changes 
names but doesn't change 
roads. And this sometimes 
confuses "out of town 
folks.. .[and] delivery driv- 
ers. So what we wanted to 
do was to unify the two 
roads into one." says 

"Secondly, the univer- 
sity has renamed and we 
wanted to give the address 
as something besides col- 
lege," Magoon says. 

A third and very impor- 
tant reason also exists. 

"We wanted to make 
every effort we could to 
bring new vitality and pride 
of ownership to the people 
of Camp Road," Magoon 

There are a lot of older 
homes on Camp Road that 
new owners are not caring 
for properiy. 

Additionally, more and 
more abandoned cars are 
showing up in yards, and 
there is a sense of what 
Magoon calls "urban de- 
cay" on Camp Road. 

"We are trying to bring 
a new name and pride of 
ownership to Camp Road 
and hopefully in the spirit 
of helping folks fix it up," 
Magoon adds. 

Magoon also says that 
the decision to change the 
road names was to equally 
benefit the University and 
the City. 

When the name change 
officially goes into effect, 
the city will notify all emer- 
gency services as well as the 
residents of Camp Road, al- 
though some residents are 
already aware of the name 

Africa, from page 1 

When the Tutsis retook the 
government. Hutus fled 
Rwanda in fear of a reprisal. 
The refugees have been 
forced by Hutu guerrillas to 
stay in Zaire refugee camps 
for nearly two years. The 
Hutu guerrillas wanted to 
keep the refugees in the 
camps so that they could 
have a government in exile. 
They also knew that the Red 
Cross would supply food to 
the starving refugees and 
they could take advantage 
of that. 

Over the weekend of 

Accent Poll Results 

Have you been following 
the crisis in Rwanda? 

Goodbye College Drive: By Tftanksgiving College Drive and Camp Road will 
become University Drive. 

has been changed in 
CoUegedale. The last street 
name to be changed was 
Sandbom Drive from Old 
Apison Pike, says Magoon. 

The name change is 
relatively unknown 

throughout the Southern 
campus; however, the name 
change does bring mixed 

"It makes sense," says 

freshman premed major 
Brian Liu. "Although I kind 
of like College Drive be- 
cause that is the way it has 
always been." 

"I don't know. I haven't 
really thought about it. but 
I don't think it matters what 
the name is." says Fresh- 
man Julie Malin. 

Dr. Bill Wohlers, Vice 
President for Student Ser- 
vices, says it was a "good 
idea, especially if it clarifies 
things, because people [be- 

fore] v 

: confused. It's n 
bad. it's not absolutely \ 
lal, but it fits with every-l 
thing else the school is do-l 

Other students like Se-1 
nior Jason Blanchard ques J 
tion how far the nan 
changing will go. 

"Are they going 
change the name of thfl 
town to Universitydale 
the College Press to t 
University Press?" 

November 16-17, the 
Zairian Army routed the 
Hutu rebels. The refugees 
were free to go home. In the 
last week, half a million 
refugees have crossed over 
into Rwanda. 

The Seventh-day 
Adventist Church has re- 
sponded to the Rwanda cri- 
sis by sending aid. A total 
of $1.5 million has been 
contributed to provide shel- 
ter, food and clothing for the 
hundreds of orphaned chil- 
'Name changed at request 

Ministry Openings 


89% NO 

11% YES 

November 26, 1996 

Senior Tim Arena Shows a True Passion for Music 

I started piano les- 

S sons. However, as 
^ many young kids 
I do, he gave up 
several times be- 
fore actually stick- 

A True Passion: Senior Tim Arena practices his 
piano — something all good n 

by Melanie Metcalfe 

Senior Tim Arena, a music edu- 
cation major from Virginia, stands 
out at Southern as an excellent mu- 

> do with 

til he came to 
Southern that he 
really focused on 
playing the piano. 
He says he 

high school when 
he realized how 
much he enjoyed 
music. He recalls 
looking forward to 
the music classes- 
his favorite part of 
the day. 

"In those 
music classes I re- 
alized that this is 
definitely what I 

Arena has been instructed by "He is a really fine i 

Dr. Ashton for the past four years. with feeling and maturity " says 
Ashton feels T.m has grown ^m- Robertson. He also says Arena is a 
leader in the bass section of the 
- choir. He fre- 

quently sings solos 
in the choir and is 
hoping to perform 
the Messiah solos 
at the Christmas 
concert this year. 
On Novem- 
ber 14, Arena per- 
formed his senior 

ad- the ability t 


But Arena '• 

"He is a really fine 
musician with feel- 
ing and maturity." 

— Dj: Man'in Robertson 




At the age of s 

One of his academy music 
teachers really inspired Arena, and 
he still looks up to her today and 
Arena considers her a mentor. 

play the piano. Throughout his high 
school and college years, he has 
been involved in choir, band and 
voice lessons. He is taking organ 
lessons, a keyboard class and is a 
tutor in Music Theory. 

Senior piano major and Arena's 
roommate, Chris Medina, admires 
Arena's musical talents. 

"He is avery versatile musician, 
sRbwing strength in theory, music 
history, conducting and composi- 
tion," says Medina. 

Dr. Marvin Robertson, Dean of 
the School of Music, is familiar with 
Arena's musical abilities. 

^■^■^-^^-^ Ackerman Audito- 
rium. In the pro- 
gram, he played selections from 
Shostakovitch, Chopin, Ravel and 
Johannes Brahms, whom Arena es- 
pecially admires. 

"1 feel it was very successful in 
spite of the fact that I haven't had a 
lot of public performances in the 
past," Arena says of his recital. 

Arena doesn't plan to pursue a 
music performance career, but 
wants to teach music at the college 
level. He plans to go on to graduate 
school and possibly do some cho- 
ral conducting. 

Sophomore Broadcast Major Interns at Channel 3 

by Merrilyn Carey 

Like most students at Southern, Sophomore 
Crystal Candy has a job. 

But unlike most students. Candy's work is 
seen on local television. A broadcast journalism 
major. Candy is aajntem at WRCB Channel 3, 
Chattanooga's NBC affiliate. 

Some of her responsibilities include writing 
the scripts that go in the Tele-Prompter, calling 
the courthouse for updates on stories, and going 
out on live shoots to observe the reporter and 
assist the photographer. 

Crystal became interested in working at 
Channel 3 last year when she visited to do re- 
search for a paper. She followed David Carroll, 
the 5:30 p.m. news anchor, to see how he did his 
job. Candy says Carroll encouraged her to apply 
for an internship, telling her who to contact and 
putting in a good word for her with the produc- 

Carroll says that Candy does a 


t job a 

;t a lot of calls from students wanting 
to be interns," he says. '-Crystal is a good writer, 
she is clever and quick. She wants to learn and 
seems to have a good mix of enthusiasm and 
maturity. That's a really good combination. I hope 
we can keep her here." 

But internships aren't necessarily glamorous. 

"Internship is very humbling," says Candy. 
"You can't just come in and be a star." 

Newsrooms can get very hectic as the dead- 
ears. People run around yell- 
ing and everyone is on edge, says Candy, The 

stress level is high, she says, but you have to be 
able to brush things off enjoy being on-the-go. 

This doesn't mean Candy doesn't like her 
job — she loves it. 

"I feel very fortunate finding something I love 

"You can't just come 
in and be a star." 

doing," she says. 

Candy says her experience working in the news 
department at WSMC. alojig with journalism 
professor Stephen Ruf's Broadcast News Writ- 
ing class, have been extremely helpful in herjob. 
Here is a typical day of work for Candy at 
Channel 3: 

2:45 p.m. - Candy reports to executive producer 
Mike Andrews. He sends her to another producer. 
Laura Wheeler, for an assignment. Wheeler as- 
signs her two "readers," or Tele-Prompter scripts 
to write for the 5 p.m. newscast; one about how 
Tennessee women are last in the nation in in- 
come, political clout, health and access to abor- 
tion. The other is about the trial of a man in Knox- 
ville accused of killing his two-year-old son by 
throwing him against a wail. 
3:30 p.m. • After ^iyinga tour of the studio. 

Candy returns to the 

e her read- 

4:00 p.m. - Candy gets a producer to read over 

her scripts. He takes out a name in one and leaves 

the other intact. 

5:05 p.m. - Anchor Cindy Sexton reads the story 

about the child abuse case. 

5:08 p.m. - Cindy Sexton reads the story about 

Tennessee women. Both of Candy's stories made 

the "A" block tonight. 

Candy's plans for her immediate future look 
promising. Over Thanksgiving break, she will 
be shooting stand-ups. or on-camera reporting, 
for a resume tape and putting together a package 
to air after the November sweeps are over. She 
will also be interviewing for a summer job in the 
news department at the radio station US 101. 

"When people here 
good music, it makes 
them home sicli for 
something they never 
had, and never vfill 

I Don't Burn My Bras 

Christina Hogan. Editor 

Gun-toting, bra-burning, ban- 
ner-waving, men-bashing, fetus- 
killing Feminazis. 

That's what society wants you 
to picture when you hear the phrases 
"feminist" or "women's rights." 

Yes, some women fit the above 
description, but they are the extrem- 
ists, the minority. Rational feminists 
work for equal, not greater, rights. 

Our goal is not to subject men 
to slavehood, making them grovel 
and beg for mercy at our feet (al- 
though the thought has crossed our 

We just want to be respected as 
the intelligent human beings that we 
are. We are not objects to decorate 
homes, we are not child-producing 
machines, we are not the "weaker 

But since the beginning of time, 
women have been treated that way. 

Some men (and women) argue 
that sexism towards women doesn't 
exist anymore, so why are all these 
Feminazis running around ranting 
and raving? They have all the rights 
they need, 

I say let the facts speak for 
themselves. There are 127 million 

women in the United States com- 
pared to 121 million men. Ironically 
only 107 women out of 435 Repre- 
sentatives and 1 women out of 1 00 
Senators spoke for us in the 104th 

No woman has ever held the 
office of President or Vice-President 
of the United States. In fact, 
Geraldine Ferraro. in 1984, was the 
first woman to run for vice-presi- 
dent on a major party ticket. Women 
couldn't even vote until the 19th 
Amendment was passed on August 
18. 1920— only 76 years ago. 

Sexism, however, does not ex- 
ist solely in politics. Look at sports. 
Women's sports is still overshad- 
owed by men's sports. Not until 
1972 did Title IX guarantee that 
equal money would be spent on 
women's sports programs in univer- 
sities, but controversy still rages 
over thai issue. 

I would mention women's 
sports at Southern but we better not 
go there again 

Even corporate America still 
lives in the 1940s. The glass ceil- 
ing does exist, despite small im- 
provements made by women. I in- 
terned at a newspaper during the 
1995 summer and witnessed the 
glass ceiling. The editor of the 
Lifestyles section (a man) was leav- 
ing, and a replacement was needed. 

A woman Lifestyles reporter 
had been working there several 
years and was an excellent candi- 
date for the job. But she didn't get 

A man did; a man who had been 
copy desk editor. He had no experi- 
ence writing for Lifestyles, but he 
was awarded the job. The woman 
quit soon after. 

Women who work in the real 
worid are still looked down upon 
as not in their proper place — the 
home. People still gape when they 
see women police officers, 
firefighters. Secret Service agents, 
sports players, astronauts, and 

"Wow, look that's a woman fly- 
ing that fighter jet!" What's the big 
deal? Is it so amazing that women 
can perform these tasks? 

And lest you think I speak in 
ignorance, here are some examples 
of sexism in everyday life. 

My mom wanted a dead tree in 
our yard cut down before it fell on 
the house, so she called Georgia 
Power. My mom was the only one 
home when the man came to look 
at the tree. He refused to discuss 
anything with her. 

"Where's your husband?" he 
asked. When she told him he wasn't 
home, the man said he wanted to 
wait and talk to the man of the 
house. Then he left. 

I encounter this frequently when 
I go to "male" stores like The Auto 
Zone, Baseball Cards 'R Us, 
Lowe's, etc. The men stare at me 
like, "What are YOU doing here?" 
Then when I ask an intelligent ques- 
tion they treat me like a child, "Well, 
honey, are you sure that's what you 

Even in our church, sexism runs 
rampant. Only recently have 
women taken leadership roles, but 
they still cannot be ordained. 

The argument I have heard 
(from my grandfather, uncle, and 
dad who are all ministers) is "Why 
do they need to be ordained if they 
can perform the same tasks as the 
men pastors?" 

Well then, why ordain the men 
if it's not really necessary? It 
doesn't make sense. 

I use these examples to show 
there is a need for feminists in this 
country; we need women's rights 
activists to change the traditional 
mindset and push forward to the 
2 1 St century. 

We're not here to banish all men 
to Siberia. Most of us feminists 
don't carry guns (just pepper spray), 
we do wear bras, and we love men. 

I don't march up and down the 
Promenade carrying signs that read 
"Kill Ail Men" or "Free the Op- 

If you passed me on the street, 
you wouldn't say, 'There goes one 
of those feminists." 

Not only do we need to banish 
inequality between men and 
women, we need to banish the ste- 
reotype of feminism. 

A Full Day's Work...Eight Hours 

As Adventists we hold many 
things sacred. The Sabbath, health 
reform, the 2300 day prophecy, and 
Friday afternoons off. For denomi- 
national workers there are few 
things more sacred than knocking 
off early on Friday. 

Collegedale is Example Num- 
ber One of 

open late for pay day and the week- make to students? Well try getting 
end, closes at 2 p.m. Even the Post anything done on Friday afternoon. 
Office, a representative of the It is impossible. You can't cash a 

after 12 
p.m. and it 

Todd McFarland. is dead. 
Columnist Wright 
Hall is de- 
serted. Most faculty members are 
long gone. The library, campus 
shop, and most computer labs all 
close at noon. The Credit Union, 
when every other financial institu- 
tion on the face of the earth stays 

United States Federal Government, 
celebrates this quaint Adventist tra- 
diuon thanks to a special act of Con- 

Friday afternoon is 
as much a business 
day as Monday 

stated goal 
behind this 
early sab- 
batical is so 
the employ- 
home and 

"prepare for 

the Sab- — ^^^^-^— 
bath." This preparation is "the 
guarding the edges of the Sabbath" 
that Ellen White speaks of. 

Instead, everyone is down at the 
VM (the one place that does stay 
open late on Friday) or at home 
frantically cleaning before sun- 
But what difference does it 

check, mail a letter, talk to student 
finance, see a teacher, nothing. 
About the only thing you can do on 
^^_^^^^^^^^_ campus is go 
to the VM 
where you 

preparing for 
the Sabbath. 
And it isn't 

business. If you are a student tak- 
ing a full load and working it can 
be next to impossible to get to 
Wright Hall. We pay these people's 
salary and they are open for busi- 
ness a grand total of 27 hours a 
week. If you ran a business like that 
you would go broke. 

The businesses here in Happy 
Valley need to face reality. That re- 
ality is Friday afternoon is as much 
a business day as Monday after- 

during the rest of the week. Wright 
Hall, where they make government 
work look taxing, has some of the 
worst office hours anywhere. They 
open at 9 a.m. for diree hours. Then 
they close down for an hour lunch, 
only to open up again for another 
exhausting three hours until 4 p.m. 
Six hours is all ihey are open for 

They have an obligation to serve 
like these their customers. Preparing for Sab- 
people have badi is wonderful thing, but so is 
long hours doing your job. God did not intend 
for the Sabbath to be an excuse not 
to work, yet that is what it has be- 

Denominational workers can 
put in a full day on Friday and still 
prepare for the Sabbath. Hundreds 
of thousands of Adventist do it ev- 
ery week. 

November 26, 1396 

Affirmative Action Does not Reflect 
THE Spirit of Equal Rights 

In response to the November 15 
article "23 Student Protesters Ar- 
rested After Seizing Tower" 

only in California. Berkeley at that, 
do "Civil Rights" protesters protest 
legislation that puts an end to racial 

Proposition 209 which did pass 
with a majority vote was a piece of 
legislation that put an end to 
California's affimiative action poli- 

These were policies that man- 
dated employers to hire individuals 
based on iheir race rather than their 
ability to perform the responsibili- 
ties of the position. 

Imagine this scenario: a man 
graduates from Southern Adventist 
University and applies for a job. He 
takes all of the required employ- 
ment screening exams and ranks in 
the top percentage only to be told 
that his skin is not the right color. 

You see, there is another appli- 
cant who has applied for the same 
position and even though she is not 
as qualified as he is. the company 
is a little short in the minority de- 
partment, so he starts the job search 

Whatever happened to hiring 
based on their qualifica- 

tions rather than the color of their 
skin? Why is it more acceptable to 
deny a European-American em- 
ployment because of his lack of 
melanin than to deny someone of 
ethnicity? Racism is racism. 

What an insult to the person of 
minority persuasion to be told in 
not so many words, "You cannot 
possibly get a job based on your 
own qualifications and hard work 
because you are of a minority 
group. So, to help you out, we will 
require employers to hire you over 
more qualified applicants." 

This does not reflect a spirit of 
equal rights, but one of racism and 

University of Cahfomia gradu- 
ate student Mark Harris stated in 
the article, "Maybe the passage of 
209 will make people angry enough 
to think about social justice." 

Maybe we are closer to ending 
racism in all forms in this country 
despite the "payback" mentality of 
Mr. Harris. 

Eric Bates 

A Job Well Done Accent 

1 want you to know that the Ac- 
cent is really good, especially the 
November 15 issue. I liked the per- 
sonal story about the Piggly Wig- 
gly market by Stephanie Gulke. I 
found it meaningful. 

I also enjoyed Dave Cook's 
story about his family heritage. I 
found myself laughing through the 
story of Ruthie Kerr who lived in 

The campus news is great, and 
1 like reading the editorials and 
people's gripes. 1 don't always agree 
with them and sometimes I get riled 
up, but I like to know what other 
people are thinking; that makes life 

I even like the quotes you put 

in that apply to what the articles are 
talking about. 

The editorial by Chrisrina 
Hogan about people misunderstand- 
ing you if you're quiet is so true! 1 
liked her refreshing insights, and the 
picture of her and her pet dog was 
icing on the cake. 

I'm sure you are all terribly 
busy, but sometimes it's nice to 
know that someone notices the good 
things in addition to the not-so- 
good. I'm looking eagerly for the 
next issue. After I read it, I'm good 
to go. God bless. 

Nathan Tidwell 
Business Administration 


Due to an author error, Rich- 
ard Johnson's letter in the Novem- 
ber 15 issue, said "Wamp filed for 
Chapter 1 1 ..." It should have read, 
"Wamp filed for Chapter 13..;" 
The letter stated liiat it was filed 
for because of a failure to pay 
Sll.931.93 in property taxes. It 
should have read that the inci- 

dences were unrelated. 

Also, due to an editing error, 
the letter said "Wamp spent money 
that was for his campaign litera- 
ture on himself." in fact, Wamp 
spent money intended for mailing 
information to constituents on 
mailing campaign literature in- 

Beckett was Simply Trying To Do His Job 

I am writing in response to an 
article in the November 15 issue 
of the Accent. 

I was very disturbed by the 
main thrust of the article because 
it was publicly slamming Mr. 
Beckett for simply trying to do his 
job. And that's all he was doing. 

Regardless of whether he made 
some minor mistakes in his deal- 
ings with the individuals he saw as 
threats to the security of our 
Internet system, he doesn't deserve 
to be slammed publicly in the 

These were personal incidents, 
not public ones. And it is both un- 
ethical and unchristian to broadcast 
interpersonal conflicts to the gen- 
eral public. 

As Accent editors, y'all have 
done a great job this year. I have 
been very impressed. But there is 
one downfall that needs to be 
guarded against — that is to be care- 
ful not to slam people publicly. 

It's easy to do when you think 
you have the inside scoop on an 
interesting story, but we need to al- 
ways ask ourselves what Jesus 
would want us to do. 

I dare say that He would not 
want us to tear people down pub- 
licly or privately for that matter. 
Thank you for considering my 

These are our rea- 
sons for running the 

1) ll was fair coiiitf^ 
"public figure 
Since Beckeli is the sale direc- 
tor uf Sourlurn's Internet sys- 
tem, he is a public figure, 
■ 2) It wasn 'i merely a personal 
matter Beckcti called the two 


I the c 

tide while they were in a pub- 
lic place, and many witnesses 
heard the conversation. 
3} Students have the right to 
know about this because it 
could happen to them. They 
should know what 's going on- 
-especially since most of the 
students use Internet. 

4) Jf there 's a problem with the 
system or its operation, the ad- 
ministration should know about 
it so it can be fixed 

5) Rosano covered both sides 
of the issue fairly well. We don't 
feel he "slammed " Beckett. 

: — the editors 


Heidi Boggs 

Christina Hogan 


Kevin Quails Todd McFarland 

Amber Herren Rob Hopwood 

Jason Garey Stephanie Gulke 

Crystal Candy Anthony Reiner 

Andra Armstrong Alex Rosano 

Stephanie Swiiley Jim Lounsbury 
Luis Gracia 


Vinila Sauder 


Bryan Fowler, Duane Gang, Jon 
Mullen - Layout/Design Gurus 
Duane Gang - Polidcs Editor 
Greg Wedel - Sports Editor 

Photogr ap hers 

Kevin Quails Jon Mullen 

Jay Karolyi Eddie Nino 

J Carlos David George 

Lisa Hogan 

Ad Manager 

Abiye Abebc 

November 26, 1996 

Mom's Turkey Blob 

by Jason Blaiuhard 

My mind floods with childhood 
of Thanksgiving. As it 
d closer, my anticipation 


I Mo 


Ohio was festooned with fall col- 
ors. Cardboard turkeys and pilgrims 
plastered the walls, while paper 
leafs hid the ceiling. A jar of candy 
corn lounged in the safety of the 
watchful eyes in the back of Mrs. 
Buler's head. They just sat there 
smugly daring me to try to abduct 
one of them. I just sat their drool- 
ing, my innards growling and 
dreamt of Thanksgiving. 

It finally came. Even now, 
memories of Thanksgiving at 
Grandma and Grandpa Blanchard's 
bring saliva bubbling up to my 

Visions of cranberry sauce. 
steaming hot rolls smothered in yel- 
low butter, and a virtual plethora of 
desserts dance in my head. But the 
macaroni was IT for me. I ate it 
quickly so as to beat my grandpa 
back to the kitchen for seconds. Boy 
that old guy can eat, and fast! 

As a vegetarian. Thanksgiving 
had its downsides too. That turkey, 
with its basting dripping from its 
golden brown flank, smelled so 
good I thought my stomach was go- 
ing to cave in. 

My mom would try to make up 
for it by making something that she 
thought was equally as appetizing, 
but her turkey-shaped stuffing blob 
with pencils wrapped in tinfoil for 
drumsticks fell way short of the 

She did try, and 1 thank her for 
that. My brothers and I would scarf 
it down with the relish of starving 


) that I 

cousins would think they were 
missing out on this herbivorous 
delicacy. To see the droopy-eyed 
looks on their faces when we told 
them our mom made it just for us. 
was worth the disappointment our 
taste buds felt. 

Looking back, it's a wonder 
how much pie an already engorged 
ten year old can eat. I made it a point 
to at least try all desserts once, and 

Later I would sit outside on the 
swingset panting for air. I'd ex- 
change looks of agony with my big 
brother, Gary who was lying up- 
side-down on the slide holding his 

We swore an oath that day that 
we would never eat again, but by 
evening, our oath forgotten, we'd 
dive into another huge helping of 
fake turkey blob and dream of 

Thanksgiving in an 
Underground House 

by Heather Rimer 

Growing up in Greenville, 
South Carolina, I always looked for- 
ward to Thanksgiving. 

It wasn't necessarily that our 
family had some sort of unique tra- 
dition, but simply because it was a 
time when all my relatives got to- 

Most of us lived in the same 
city, but some came from Charles- 
ton, S.C, Sahsbury, N.C., Mont- 
gomery. Ala., and Pensacola, Fla. 

We always had Thanksgiving 
dinner at my great-uncle's huge 
underground house. My grandpar- 
enl.s, aunts and uncles, first and sec- 
ond cousins, great-aunts and uncles, 
and other cheek-pinching relatives 
I don't know to this day were all 

We all gathered around a mon- 
strous dining room table for the tra- 
ditional Thanksgiving feast: turkey, 
mashed potatoes, green beans, cran- 
berry sauce, fudge, pies galore, and 
numerous other mouth-watering 
dishes my great-aunt Dorothy cre- 

After dinner, the grown-ups sat 
around "chewing the fat" and 
munching peanuts until evening. 

Meanwhile, I joined my cous- 
ins in tromping all over my great- 
uncle's land and through his house. 
We played his antique pump organ 
until we fought over it. 

Then we'd moved on to hide- 
and-go-seek in the bell tower and 
later check out the fishing boat in 
the lake house. The only thing stop- 
ping our fun was the occasional ar- 
gument or the time we accidentally 
lowered the fishing boat into the 

Thanksgiving memories occupy 
a special place in my heart. It seems 
like the older you get. the more your 
family spreads out and the harder it 
is to get everybody together. 

I guess some day soon Til end 
up being one of the grown-ups 
chomping peanuts. Regardless, I 
can't wait until Thanksgiving every 
year. It will always remain a won- 
derful time for family and, of 
course, food. 

Dear Mom: Jason Blanchard and his mother show how they celebrai 
their Thanksgiving — old fashioned love. 

In Brazil it is Day of Grace 

I lived in Brazil for the first 14 years of my life. Down there Thanks- 
giving isn't a major thing. But we do have the Day of Grace which is on 
the same weekend as Thanksgiving. The Catholics usually Iiave a special 
mass, but we never had any big family get-togethers, no big meal, no tur- 

When we moved to Miami, Fla., we adopted the American Thanksgiv- 
ing in a way. Every Thanksgiving our Brazilian church gets together at a 
family's house — usually there's ten families plus all the children in one 
apartment. Each family brings food and we eat the traditional turkey and 

The celebration usually starts at 4 in the afternoon and continues till 
late at night. My dad gets out his guitar and plays Brazilian folk music. 
Some watch football, and the kids play outside. The women do most of the 
cooking, but my father and two other men always help clean up ever>' 

What I love most about Thanksgiving is getting together with my fam- 
, ily and friends and speaking Portuguese all day. I'm most thankful this 
year that I can graduate in May 1998 and that 1 got to see two aunts and 
who 1 hadn't seen in six years. 

righli Leandro. Moyses. Ana Cleusa. 

November 26, 1996 

Cherie Smith Joins Gollegedale Pastoral Staff 

by Ruthie Kerr 

It came back wet and the ground around it 
was dry. Just like Gideon's fleece when he 
wanted an answer from God. 

Cherie Smith threw her fleece in a different 
manner, but got a positive response just like 
Gideon in the book of Judges. Smith's fleece led 
to an application for the Community Chaplain 
position at the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Advent! St Church. 

Smith herself is a graduate of Southern. Her 
determination made it possible, taking one class 
per semester for 1 2 years. One of those classes 
she took from her husband. Dr. David Smith, 
chair of the English department. 

Smith not only graduated from Southern, but 
has worked here for the last 15 and a half years. 
Since 1985 she held the position of administra- 
tive assistant to the vice-president of Academic 
Affairs until Friday, Nov. 15. 1996 — her last day. 

October 23, 1996, was the first day Smith 
learned the conference hired her for the position 
of community chaplain. 

"I knew for quite a long time the church was 
looking for someone," says Smith. "The church 
board had a discussion at the end of September." 

After hearing the discussion. Smith tried to 
ignore a desire to ask some questions about the 
Community Chaplain position, but couldn't re- 
sist the urge. 

It was someone in the coirmiunity who sug- 
gested that Smith apply for the position. 

"Someone said to me. "A job you would love 
doing is Community Chaplain,'" says Smith. 
"From there I threw out a fleece. God responded 
to the fleece which led me to think and talk about 

Several other people urged Smith to send a 
resume. From there the pieces fell into place, 
miracle by miracle. 

"I felt God was leading," says Smith. "It was 
good for me to think about my goals." Her job 
with the Academic Affairs was focused on pa- 
per, but now she's focusing on people. 

Leaving Southern is like leaving an extended 
family for Smith. She says that the faculty and 
staff feel like part of her family and she loves 
working with the students. 

"I've enjoyed my jobs on the campus and 
am ready to grow in new ways," she says. 

Smith is applying to begin chaplaincy train- 
ing in January through the Erlanger Health Sys- 
tem in Chattanooga for the hospital part of her 

"Training involves a lot of looking at your- 
self and attitudes," says Smith. Also, she has con- 
sidered pursuing a master's degree. 

"Collegedale recognized the need for a 
woman on the pastoral staff," says Ed Wright, 
senior pastor of Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. 

"Ministry isn't gender specific. Every church 
member is a minister. It doesn't make sense to 
exclude wornen. If we were reflecting the demo- 
graphics we would have 60 percent female and 
40 percent male." 

The church is interested in the views of all 
attenders — men, women, elderiy and college stu- 

"The Community Chaplain is a general pur- 
pose pastor," says Wright. Smith will be visiting 
older people who live alone. 

Pastoral addition: Cherie Smith, the new community chaplain for Collegedale 
Church, will have a large variety of tasks to perform. 

"Although the person may be independent, 
they appreciate someone visiting," says Wright. 
If someone is scheduled for surgery and doesn't 
have family in the area. Smith will make sure 
somebody will be at the hospital with them. 

Whether someone needs a home-cooked 
meal or just a visit. Smith willjietwork with oth- 
ers and make sure the need is met. These are only 
some aspects of the position which evolves and 
changes all the time. 

Women in the ministry is a hot topic in the 
Adventist church. Smith understands this. 

"I'm not out there trying to blaze a trail. I'm 
trying to minister using my spiritual gifts. I daily 
pray, 'As I serve You today, may others feel Your 
love and see Your face more clearly.' 

"I understand the concerns some people have 
about women in the ministry," says Wright. "We 
care more about taking care of people." 

Different situations pose different needs. 
She's not afraid of tough situations, like not al- 
ways knowing what to say. 

"You don't always have the right answer, but 
you're there," says Smith. "The Lord leads." 

One of the goals of the search for a commu- 
nity chaplain was to add a female to the pastoral 

"Having a female pastor gives the church 
family one more person to discuss their concerns 
with," says Smith. "I can also bring the female 
viewpoint to die pastoral staff." People can talk 
to Smith about joys, happiness, miracles, prayer, 
problems with their children, husbands, abuse — 

"Cherie can provide a feminine insight in 
planning and personal kinds of things." says 
Wright. She will insure women's interesLs and 
needs are addressed at Collegedale. She will 
serve on planning committees to make sure plans 
are balanced in the beginning phase. 

One of the groups Smith will coordinate is 
the assistant pastors. Within diat group, every- 
body makes sure anybody who needs help will 
receive it. If no one is caring for a family, one of 
the assistant pastors will volunteer. 

Part of the reason Smith likes the role of com- 
munity chaplain is her desire to nurture. Her chil- 
dren are grown and married. Smith's youngest 

daughter, Kim, married Chad Hutchinson this 
past summer. 

Her other daughter, Jacinda, is living in At- 
lanta with her husband Donnie Bunch. Jacinda 
works as charge nurse for the emergency room. 

"My whole family has been extremely sup- 
portive of my new role," says Smith, "as well as 
the church staff and their families." 

Since she is new to the position. Smith faces 
mixed emotions. 

"It's an exhilarating challenge to leam to 
serve people better. If I look at myself, I feel in- 
adequate," she says. "But if I look at God and 
the way He has led. He's the one leading and 
directing to make the difference." 

Smith is excited about the opportunity. As 
for her spiritual journey, "This is the most excit- 
ing thing that has ever happened," she says. 

Serving in a job like this means letting God 
have full control. Smith says, "I depend on God 
and tell him every day that I want to do what He 

Smith's job will involve some interrupted 

"I recognize that's part of the position," she 
says. Smith hopes to be coherent if someone 
needs to call her at night. 

"All of my life I have wanted to make a dif- 
ference to help people. I hadn't really consid- 
ered being a pastor," says Smith. "It was the word 
'chaplain' that caught my eye." 

Although Smith has done worships, Bible 
studies, and marriage commitment weekends and 
seminars with her husband, she didn't picture her- 
self preaching. 

"If I'm asked to, I'll do it. God will give me 
a message," says Smith. "When 1 pray about it, 
God takes my anxiety away." 

"This opportunity to help people is a miracle, 
though the learning curve will be phenomenal. 
I'll be part of a team whose goal is to minister to 
the many needs of our church and our commu- 
nity." says Smith. 

Smith is now in her second week in her new 

"I think I could be happy doing this for the 
rest of my life." 

November 26, 1996 

Southern Volleyball Begins 

by Anthony Reiner 

With the weather getting colder 
and the evenings getting longer, it 
is time for intramurais to move in- 
doors and the ever popular sport of 
volleyball to begin. 

Volleyball has enjoyed a tre- 
mendous surge in popularity re- 
cently. A successful beach volley- 
ball tour has begun, and collegiate 
volleyball continues to thrive. 

Southern has not been immune 
to this surge in popularity. Volley- 
ball intramurais have one of the 
highest participation rates among 

This year, rather than having 
o-ed leagues as there have been 
1 the past, men and women each 


nd "B" 


n campus. 

leagues to play in. 

"We thought that we would try 
something different this year," says 
intramurais director Steve Jaecks. 
"Volleyball has been co-ed since 
before I came her. Having sepa- 
rate women's leagues means we 
can lower the nets allowing for 
spikes in these games. So far, 1 
have had very positive feed back 
about these changes, and the level 

Bump, Set, Spike: A 
set is made during a 
recent game be- 
tween Mohns and 
PuierbaugfL For the 
first lime SAU has 
separate men 's and 

Within each league, 
however, there are 
both A and B 

Volleyball Standings 

Women's Leagues 
"A"I eapue 

Please Nntp ■ Standings are scored 
by giving one point for each game 
won in a four game match and an 
additional point for breaking a tie 
or sweeping the match. 


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Mens V-Ball: Jared Inman spilces during the r 
Becker and Perkins. 

College Basketball Preview 

by Anthony Reiner 

In recent years, college basket- 
ball has suffered from a decline in 
television ratings and marketable 
superstars due to the early entry into 
the NBA of top players. 

Think about it. Jerry Stackhouse 
and Rasheed Wallace would be en- 
tering their senior seasons at North 
Carolina. Allen Iverson would be 
at Georgetown. Kobe Bryant a 
freshman at Duke, and Kevin 
Gameit would be leading a talented 
Michigan squad. 

Instead, these players are all in 
the NBA, and college basketball is 
left with more inexperienced and 
less talented players. 

Perhaps the best candidate for 
college basketball's player-of-the- 
year is Tim Duncan, Wake Forest's 
lanky 7-footer who returns for his 
senior season. He hopes to deliver 
the Demon Deacons to their first 
ever NCAA Championship. 

Anthony's Final Four Prediction: 

Cincinatti - This may be this very talented team's year. The return of 
four starters makes them an instant contender. 

Kansas - Experience and talent gives this tough team an excellent shot at 
the title. 

Wake Forest - Tim Duncan hopes to follow in the footsteps of other 
great college centers Patrick Ewing and Hakeem Olajuwon who led their 
teams to Final Four appearances. 

Kentucky - The Wildcats appear to be just as strong as they were last 
year. Superior depth and a pressing defense always drives opponents 

Other teams returning experi- 
enced players are Cincinnati, who 
returns four starters, including the 
talented Danny Tortson and Damon 
Flint. Kansas returns point guard 
Jacque Vaughn, center Scott Pollard, 
and forward Paul Prince. 

Kentucky is as strong as always, 
led by sophomore Ron Mercer. 
Freshman Tim Thomas makes 
Villanova a power to be reckoned 
with in the Big East. 

Even without the marquee play- 
ers that already left for the NBA, 
college basketball still boasts the 
most exciting post-season tourna- 
ment in sports. 

The NCAA tournament, also 
known as "March Madness," boasts 
a 64-team field which is pared down 
over the course of a month to the 
"Final Four" where the champions 
are crowned. 

On Deck 

Collef e football update 

Southern volleyball 

Other Stuff We Haven't Thought of Yet 

Ken and Barbie ( the sequel ) 

Last month in Ken and Barbie 
I land. Barbie realized that Ken was 
I her fish. 

She decided that they were 
leant for each other, and that their 
^laiionship would soar to new 
eights. A heavy commitment en- 
dued vvitliout Ken's knowledge or 
[consent. Two weeks have passed 

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"What is 
It. Kenny," 

[ponds with 
"I love 
)U," Ken confesses. 
They stop and turn to face one 
lanother. Barbie gazes into Ken's 
leyes and spots- a solitary tear forg- 
oing a wet path down his cheek. 

She reaches up and brushes it 
I away with a graceful .sweep of her 
I right hand and says, "Oh, Kenny, I 
: alwaysknown — even 
I before we met." 

"No Barbie, / love you. I love 
you so much it would take a life- 
time to show you. Will you 

Barbie's phone chatters noisily. 
interrupting her Sabbath afternoon 
I nap. Groggily she reaches for the 
I receiver. "Hello," Barb stammers. 
"Uh, yeah, is Barbie there?" the 
I voice at the other end asks ner- 

"Oh, Kenny, I was just thinking 
I about you," Barbie says. 

"Yeah, OK. umm, are we stiU 
on for tonight?" Ken stammers. 
"Of course," Barbie replies, 
"what do you have planned?" 

"Well, there's something I've 
been thinking about doing," Ken 
eplies, "and I figured, why not to- 
I night?" 

After an awkward series of 
goodbyes. Barbie abandons her 
I phone and begins thinking: Wow! 
I Could it be? Is this really happen- 
' Was my dream a vision 

And Ken is thinking: I've been 

I dying to try that cosmic bowling 

I ihing. I wonder how much it costs? 

! I hope Barbie has some 

I money. I've only got ten bucks! 

And Barbie is thinking: I knew 

'n was the one. I wonder how he 's 

going to ask me ? Is he going to take 
me to the Walnut Street Bridge? is 
he going to get down on one knee? 
Oil, I sound tike a little school girl. 
It doesn 't matter how he asks me. 
All that matters is that he we 're go- 
ing to spend the i est of our lives to- 

And Ken is thinking I'm hun- 
gry. Mm he w c \/i< /(/(/ < ut hejon- wc 
gobonluii. Tou Bdl \ '. I'm Mck 
of thai place. 
Wait' What 
ahoul that Coun- 
m Inn place by 
the Walnut Street 
Budiic-' I hear 
thiy stn-e break- 
fast at night. 

And Barbie 
IS thinking: 
Barbie Mattel, 
hmm I like how 
that sounds. But 
how should I an- 
swer him? 
Should I say yes 
right away? I 
could ask him for lime to think about 
it. No, I don 'I want to put him 
through that torture. I'll just follow 

Later that night. Ken picks 
Barbie up in his pink corvette. They 
sit beside each other silently — an- 
ticipating the coming events of the 
evening. After the short drive into 
Chattanooga, Ken parks his con- 
vertible on the south side of the 
Walnut Street Bridge and opens 
Barbie's door. 

As they start to walk across the 
bridge. Ken notices Barbie shiver- 
ing. He lakes off his coat and says, 
"You look cold, here's my jacket." 

Barbie puts on his coal and feels 
something in the pocket. It is a small 

She is thinking: / can 't believe 
it. It's a starlit night, we 're on Wal- 
nut Street Bridge, and the ring is 
in his pocket. Eveiyfhing is so per- 
fect. It wasn '/ a dream after all. 

And Ken is thinking: Why is she 
looking away? Did I do something 
wrong ? Oh, no! I forgot to brush my 
teeth! That's it! I must have bad 

Then Ken leans over to Barb 
and whispers, "I need to get some- 
thing out of my jacket." 

Ken reaches into his jacket and 
fumbles around with the box. He 
pulls it out of the pocket and acci- 
dentally drops it on the ground. 

He kneels down to pick up the 
box and their eyes meet. A solitary 
tear forges a wet patli down Barbie's 
cheek. He holds the box up towards 
her, opens the lid, and says, "Want 
a tic-tac?" 

Come and see this funky-fresh new talent!! 


Lynnwood Hall Auditorium 
8:00 pm. Saturday November 27 


Special Christmas Community Calendar 


Chan State Show Choir Concert— ChM State 
Tech. Comm. College, "nies.. Nov. 26, 8 p.m., 
free. 697-2431 

Evening ofOpera—UTC. Tues., Nov. 26, 8 
p.m., free, 755-1601 

Chatt Stale Concert— guitar, piano recital. 
Mon.. Dec. 2, 8 p.m.. free. 697-243 1 
Christmas at (he Courthouse— ks6ve Christ- 
mas music, Dec, 3-6, noon. City/County Courts 
Buildings; Dec. 9-12, noon. County Court- 
house. 842-6748 

C/jflffSto/emn/erConcert—CSTCC Chorale, 
Tues., Dec. 3. 8 p.m., free, 697-2431 
Mr. Jack Daniel's Original Silver Cornel— 
SAU, Tues., Dec. 3, 7 p.m., prior to Christmas 
Tree Lightmg, 23S-2880 
Holiday Concert— Phoenix 11 and 11 Perform- 
ing Arts Instrumentalists, Phoenix III Audito- 
rium, Tliurs., Dec. 5 & 13, 7:30 p.m., S5 at door, 

Chan Stale Winter Concert— CSTCC Jazz 
Band, Thurs., Dec. 5, 8 p.m., free. 697-243 1 
Appalachian Christmas — Waterhouse Pavil- 
ion. Fri.. Dec. 6. 7 p.m., 265-77J 
CItatt State Holiday Concert- CSTCC Choir, 
Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.. free. 697-2431 
fiflc/iiancA— Grace Episcopal Church. 12:15 
p.m. on the three Fridays of the Advent, Dec. 
6. Choral Society for the Preservation of Afri- 
can American Song, call 698-2433 for box 

Annual Singing Christmas TVee- Chattanooga 
Boys Choir, Sal.. Dec. 7, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 8, 

2:15 p.m., 265-3030 

Messiah — Choral Arts of Chattanooga, Sun., 
Dec, 8. 8 p.m., at First Cumberland Presbyte- 
rian Church, 877-7050 

Classic Christmas — Lee College. Sun.. Dec. 8. 
3 p.m., free, 614-8240 

Holiday Concert— Mid-South Concert Band, 
First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, Sun,, 
Dec, 8. 7 pm, free. 706-861-1865 
Bach ti/ncA— Grace Episcopal Church, Fri.. 
Dec. 13, Chattanooga Bach Choir performs 
Magnificat at 12:15 p.m., box lunches 55, 698- 

Christmas Concert: Lee College Children's 
Chorale— San.. Dec. 13, 3 p.m., free, 614-8240 
or 614-8262 

77ie Williams flro/Aere- Memorial. SAi., Dec. 
14, 8 p.m., gospel concert, 757-5042 
The Glenn Miller Orchestra— Tivo^i. Wed.. 
Dec. 18. 7:30 p.m.. all seals S15. 757-5042 
Winter Vi«o«j— Chattanooga Girls. Choir, 
Thurs., Dee. 1 9 & 20. 8 p.m., UTC, 755-4737 
Bach Lunch— Grace Episcopal Church, Fri., 
Dec, 20, 12:15 p.ra., St. Nicholas School pre- 
sents choral music, hox lunches S5. 698-2433 
Holiday Spectacular— Chananooga Symphony 
& Opera Association, Sat., Dec. 21, 8 p.m.. 
Tlvoli, 267-8583 

T heatr e 

Chrislmas Dinner Theatre: Harvey— Oak Tree 
Playhouse, perfomajices on Dec. 5-9, 12-15: 
dinner begins 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 6, 7, 9. 12, 
13, 14: malinee dinner on Dec. 8 al 1 p.m.: no 
dinneron Dec. 15,756-2024 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever—CmltB- 
nooga"nieatreCenlre,Dec.6,7, 12, 13, 14, 19. 
20, 21 al 8 p.m.: Dec. 8, 15, 22 al 2:30 p.m.. 

Tile Uttte Mf/mott/— Chattanooga Theaire Cen- 
tre, Dec,64 I3at 7:30 p.m,J)ec. 7,8, 14, I5at 
2:30 p.m., 267-8534 

77(eSoHni/o/Mr(nc— Memorial, Dec. 6. 8 p.m., 

Tile /^ufcracie/-— ChaHanooga Ballet, Tivoli, 
Dec. 13 &14, 8 p.m.: Dec. 15 al 2 pm., 755- 
4672 ^ 


Holiday Tea- Houston Museum of Decorative 
Arts. Sun., Dec. 8, 2-5 p.m., 267-7176 
AVA Christmas Open //ouse— Association for 
Visual Artists. Thurs.. Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m., 265- 

Kwanzaa: A City-Wide Celebration for the 
Community and Family—Chan. African- 
American Museum, Thurs., Dec. 26, continues 
thruJan. 1,1997,266-8658 

Holiday P arties 

fioliday Nights Laser UghtShow-iowmmk 
each Thur^.. Fri,, and Sal. at 6:30 durinn I 
Dec. 265-0771 ''F 

Chrislmas Pai/^^rhatlanooga Audubon Soci-I 
ely, Dec. 7, 10 a,m.-3 p.m., old-fashioned Christ, 
mas village, 892-1499 

Christmas at Cravens flouse— Lookout Mln L 
lours Dec. 13 & 14, 6-8:30 p.m.: Dee. 15 |Ji| 
p.m., 821-7786 

Holiday Nightlight Parade and Christmas o„ 
the River Festival— Sat Dec. 14, begins at Chat- 
tanooga Choo Choo at 6 p.m. down Market S 
to Ross's Landing at 7 p.m. where the fesii\iiies I 
begin, 265-0771 
Christmas at the ffun/er- Hunter Museum I 
Sal., Dec. 14. 6:30-9:30 p.m., 267-0968 
Christmas Party— Chan. Audubon Society. Sal., 
Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m.. refreshments & caroling in 
200-year-oid cabin, 892-1499 
New Year's Eve Block Pflrt^- Tues., Dec. 31. 
1 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m,. downtown, 265-0771 
New Year's Eve Masquerade BoH- Hunter I 
Museum, T\ies.. Dec. 31. 8:30 p.m.-l a.t 
dressed as your favorite 19di or 20lh century per- 
sonality or JUS! come dressed up for the Newl 
Year. 267-0968 


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The Official Student Ne\vspaper of Southern Advenlist University Volume 52 

Santa Claus is Coming to Town! 

LInhrragf. Drinking, p. 5 
Rwandan Refugee, p. 5 


aufwiedersehn. p. 6 

!4 FOR Facultv Too, p. 6 

Chiustnus Specul 


Life is Full of Bumps, p. 


Along Promenade, p, K) 

World News 

I 2 M0NTHS=A Ye-\r, [ 
History Fl-\shback, p, 
Updates, p. 1 1 


Volleyball, p. 12 
Bowl Time. p. 13 


Blanket to record, p. 

One Lucky Guy: Eric Huiiquis! enjoys the perks of the Christmas season with a little help from mistletoe. 
Candy canes, sirens and cider drew community, students and faculty to the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. 
Mistletoe abounded this year at Southern. Women coiddn 't walk anywhere in Talge Hall during Open House 

wirlumi encountering this holiday tradition. 

See Our Special Christmas Section on Page 8, 
Including Pictures & "A Global Christmas. " 


Speech Minor May Return to Southern 

by Sari Foi-dham 

The Speech program is moving 
from the English department lo the 
Journalism and Communication 
department, possibly creating a new 

"We are exploring the possibil- 
ity of developing a speech minor," 
says Dr. Pam Harris, the chair of the 
Journalism and Communication 

Speech started out at Southern 
as its own department in 1960. Stu- 
dents could get a Speech major or 
minor. Some of tlie classes offered 
were Homileiics and Pulpit Deliv- 
ery, Voice and Diction, and Intro- 
duction to Speech Correction. The 
Speech department later added jour- 


im to the curriculum and be- 
; the Communications depart- 

The Speech major and m 
was eliminated in 1 984, At that 
only five basic courses were 
being offered. In 1988. Speech was 
moved to the English department, 
which then became known as the 
English and Speech department. 

Speech moved to English, "be- 
cause the Journalism chair [at that 
time] had no interest in speech. 
Attitudes have changed now," says 
Dr. David Smith, chair of the En- 
glish department. 

The Journalism and Communi- 
cation department want Speech to 

return lo for several reasons. 

Speech shares a common back- 
ground with Journalism and Com- 
munication. Its courses fit naturally 
with broadcasting. Speech will also 
increase the student-teacher ratio. 
Journalism and Communication 
professor Volker Henning will be- 
come the new head, since Don Dick 
is retiring this year. Dick, however, 
will continue teaching part time. 

Henning is certified by the 
Southern Association of Colleges 
iind Schools to become the head of 
Speech. His doctorate includes a 
secondary emphasis in speech. At 
the graduate level he has completed 
over 18 hours of speech. 

December 13, 1996 

Gym Will Expand To Create New Wellness Center 

by Ashley Wickwire 

A 2500-square-foot center will 
be added to the existing gymnasium 
to create a new wellness center, ac- 
cording to plans presented to the 
general faculty committee on No- 
vember 25. 

A date has not been set for con- 

The center will include a two- 
story aerobics/gymnastics room, a 
fitness room, a weight room, a ex- 
ercise/physiology laboratory, a li- 
brary, large classroom, day-care 
center, additional office spaces, el- 
evator, and locker rooms with steam 
saunas, whirlpools, hydrotherapy 
and massage therapy. 

Though the wellness center will 
be available to the community "Our 
primary focus will be for our stu-" 
dents and their wellness develop- 
ment. I see this as becoming the so- 
cial and activity center of our cam- 
pus," says Dr. Phil Garver, chair of 
the Health, RE. and Recreation De- 
partment, as well as director of the 
Employee Wellness Program," Our 
secondary focus will be to serve the 
faculty and their families." 

The aerobics/gymnastics room 
will be the largest part of the addi- 
tion and will provide a home for the 
Gym-Masters, as well as for aero- 
bics classes. The fitness room will 
be equipped with the newest and 
best equipment such as stair-climb- 
ers, treadmills, rowing machines 
and other toning and aerobic related 
apparatus. This room will also be 

Fitness Center: An ariisi's rendition of the new wellness center that is 
planned for Southern. Top: View of the new wellness center from the 
track looking at the side. Bottom: The back side of the center looking 
from Collegedale Academy. 

equipped with audio/visual to keep 
people entertained while working 

"By making this project the best 
it can be and by offering superior 
services, we are making a statement 
that quality is what 'we are all 
about," says Garver. 

The exercise/physiology lab 
will be available for physical edu- 
cation majors to prepare for the real 
workplace while offering services 
like exercise prescription and fit- 
ness testing. 

"I think this is pretty cool be- 
cause of all the state-of-the-art ma- 
chines," says Sophomore Mike 
Sigue, "Southern is going for a 
healthy community." 

"We aren't here to compete with 
any other gyms in the area. Our ob- 
jective isn't for money; our focus 
is on the life-long impact and op- 
portunity to witness for our institu- 
tion," says Garver. 

"I think it will motivate every- 
one to really exercise, because there 
will be more options and better 

equipment than Southern has ever | 
had," says Senior Qui 

But this motivation may come I 
with a price. 

"We haven't discussed charge; 
but we are very interested in wha 
the students would be willing to pay I 
to have close access to a center like | 
this," says Garver. 

The Committee of 100 has 
pledged to raise the estimated build- 
ing costs of $2 million. In a faculty I 
meeting. President Don Sahly 
stressed that no institudonal funds 
would be used to finance this 
project. Sahly asked the faculty I 
what they were willing to give to 
have a center like diis on campus. 

The Committee of 1 00, which I 
has provided over $9 million worth | 
of net capital improvements o 
campus, will raise the money i 
three ways; first, the members ar 
required to pay dues each year; set 
ond, people invest in the Commit- 
tee of 100; and third, the members | 
solicit special gifts from con. 
ents, says Paul Smith, director of | 
Planned Giving at Southern. 

"By providing a wellness ce 
ter, we are encouraging people 
become comfortable using this kind I 
of facility. It isn't always safe to e 
ercise out-of-doors anymore, and by I 
supplying this, we are allowing I 
them to develop habits that can have | 
a long-term effect," says Garver 

Science Center Dedication Set 

Plans are underway for a 
campuswide celebration marking 
the opening of Hickman Science 
Center and the upgrading of the 
college to Southern Advenlist Uni- 
versity. The event will also mark 
President Don Sahly's ten year an- 
niversary on this campus. 

A steering committee has been 
working on arrangements for the 
February 18 event. Guests invited 
for the occasion will include major 
donors, the Board of Trustees, uni- 
versity presidents from the area, 
church dignitaries and alumni rep- 

Tours of the science complex, 
fireworks, ribbon cutting, and a 
dedication service will occur over 
a 3-4-day period. 

"Special invitations will be 
coming for each student," says Ron 
Barrow, vice-president for college 

relations. He says students will par- 
ticipate in the event in other ways 

The 6.1 million Hickman Sci- 
ence Center will open for classes 
second semester. However, the Feb- 
ruary 18 dedication service will 
mark its official opening to the com- 
munity and the press. 

Faculty will march in regalia for 
the dedication ceremony which will 
also feature a responsive reading 
written especially for event by 
Georgia-Cumberland Conference 
President Gordon Bieiz. 

University musical groups will 
participate along with various stu- 
dent organizations and guests. 

"Watch campus publications for 
more details," says Vinita Sauder, 
who is planning the event along 
with Barrow, Jim Ashlock, Jack 
McClarty and Pam Harris. 

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body is happier than the wisest 

—Thomas Jefferson, 1787 

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Students Give New Phone System Mixed Reviews 

by Geoffrey Greenway 

Students are giving the new 
phone system mixed reviews. 

Details of the new system are 
making it hard for students to ap- 
preciate it. 

Bill Estep, computer operations 
I manager, says that out of the 548 
student phones issued, about 200 of 
I themare still leftforstudents to pick 
I up. 

"Monday [December 2], the of- 
I fice was swarming with students." 
I he says. 

Call tracking, a feature of the 
w system, is not available to stu- 
I dents yet. When it is, students 
I should be able to access their call- 
ing infomiation through the World 
I Wide Web. 

Information Services is working 
I to develop the software needed for 
call tracking. Until the software is 
ready, call tracking infonnalion is 
I only available to Beckett. 

"I've already been able to track 
I down one obscene call," he says. 
In a public opinion poll con- 
ducted by the Accent, 1 00 students 
were randomly given a short survey. 
Twenty-four people responded. 
Many expressed dismay with 

the message waiting light on dieir 
new phones. 

"Our phone light flashes even 
when neither of us have messages," 
responded Shelly Caswell to the 

Beckett says the message wait- 
ing lights are in a part of the system 
more prone to bugs, but eventually. 
it will get straightened out. 

About two-thirds of those who 
returned their surveys said they 
have configured their personal 
voice mail boxes, but many dislike 
the process of checking messages. 
It can require up to 20 numbers be- 
fore you hear your messages. 

To save time, Beckett says, 
"Program those memory keys on 
your new phone to dial everything 
but a few numbers of your security 

Ten of 13 women who re- 
sponded to the survey have picked 
up their phones, but only five of 1 1 
men who responded to the survey 

Only nine of those surveyed 
have signed up for the long distance 
plan. The plan offers 9-cents-a- 
minute rates to a home number and 

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rates 10 percent below AT&T for 
other numbers. The connections are 
also digital, making the reception 
clearer, says Beckett. 

Thirteen of those surveyed do 
not like the new voice mail system. 
Some dislike not being able to leave 
a message for both people in a 
room. They also don't like having 
to be on the phone to hear their 

Many simply don't like to have 
to get used to a new system, saying 

their answering machine worked 

Beckett is not surprised. 

'This thing has been crammed 
down the throats of students, [but] 
I think we've done a great job of 
getting the right system," he says. 

Many students wonder what to 
do with their old answering ma- 

"Keep them for when you get 
out of college," Beckett says. 

I Conference Center May House Male Students 

by Jean-Robert DesAmoiirs 

Men in the Conference Center? 
Next year, the Conference Cen- 
ter, which accomodates only 
women and guests, could go co-ed. 
The administration and Talge 
Hall deans are pushing for the Con- 
ference Center's fourth floor to be 
given to the guys. The fourth floor 
is an attic, but has the necessary 
wiring and plumbing. 

The final details of the move 
have yet to be worked out, but the 
preliminary plan is to move married 
men and older male residents to the 
Conference Center. 

"It's still on the drawing board, 
but it's something we'd like to have 
done by next fall," says Talge Hall's 
head dean Dwight Magers. 

At the beginning of the year. 

Talge Hall had only two rooms left 
in the dorm. 

Due to the increased enroll- 
ment, the men's dorm almost had a 
problem accommodating all the 

"If we hadn't had enough 
spaces, the plan would have been 
to put some guys [in the Conference 
Center]," says Dean Randy Moore. 

"If our school continues to grow at 
the projected rate, we'll need to 
possibly use some spaces in the 
Conference Center" 

"This year, we had six people 
over 30 years of age, some of whom 
were married and living in Talge 
Hall." says Magers. "We'd like to 
offer these guys some privacy and 

I FouKALT Pendulum Built In Hickman Science Center 

y Jamie Amall 

A Foukalt pendulum will soon 
' swing in the foyer of the new 
Hickman Science Center. 

When discussing plans for the 
new science center, the building 
committee decided a pendulum 
would be an appropriate asset to die 

"We want to get some woods 
[for the base] that are contrasting." 
says Helen Durichek, a member of 
the Hickman Science Center's 
building committee. 

She says the various colored 
woods will make the design cleariy 
visible. The base will rise 1 4 inches 
above die floor in a Compass Rose 
(iesign crafted by Kentucky Mil! 

The height of the pendulum 
from its suppon on the ceiling to die 

floor will be approximately 12.2 
meters. The iron ball will be about 
30 centimeters in diameter with a 
mass weighing in at 120 kilograms. 
All of this will be hung from a wire 
less than two millimeters in diam- 

"It will be good for the students 
to see a live demonstration of the 
rotadon of die earth," says Dr. John 
Kuhlman, professor of physics. 

The Foukalt pendulum is named 
after Mr. Foukalt who firs! created 
such a device in 1 85 1 . He provided 
the first living proof that the earth 

"It goes along with the whole 
principle of the building," says 
Freshman Kim McCain, who thinks 
that the pendulum will be a "really 

The Name Game 

Recently approved new names for several rooms on campus: 

• E.O. Grundset Room— TV room in the Student Center. 

• Robert Merchant Room — meeting room in the new 
Student Services suite. 

• Dining Hall — main cafeteria. 

• Presidential Banquet Room — banquet room by the 

• Ray Hefferlin Amphitheater — classroom in Hickman 
Science Center. 

• H.H. "Boots" Kuhiman Room — classroom in Hickman. 

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December 13, 1996 

SAU Clothing Selling Fast at Campus Shop 

by Lenny Towns 

The Campus Shop is already 
running out of the new SAU cloth- 

Since the first of October, the 
shop has stocked SAU shirts, T- 
shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, shorts, 
boxers and Gear Baby clothing. 

"We have to re-order more SAU 
merchandise." says Rita Wohlers, 
store manager. "What's out on the 
floor is all that's there." 

Although the store will re-order 
more shipments from Gear Com- 
pany for second semester, the order 
will not be as large. 

Southern is still in the process 
of choosing a new logo and seal, 
which the shop needs to complete 
the shipping order. 

"We don't have school supplies 
advertising SAU, but we will have 

them ne; 

fall ; 

"I wore my SAU sweatshirt to 
the mail the other day, and a another 
shopper recognized the college 
name change and admired my 
sweatshirt," says textbook manager 
Bonnie Ashmore. 

The Campus Shop still has 
plenty of Southern College school 
and clothing supplies. Although not 
all of the SC merchandise is on sale, 
most of the products are selling 
well. The school's name change has 
not affected the prices of the mer- 

"I like the new sweatshirts and 
boxers," says Junior Ryan James. 
"1 hope they order more gray and 
blue sweatshirts." 

The Campus Shop selects its 
own style of clothing and supplies, 
but the store is open to suggestions 
for new and popular styles. 

Thatcher Residents 
Demand Bigger TV Room 

Must-See-TV: Thursday evenings are some of the worst in the Tlmtcher 
Hall TV room where overcrowding is a safety hazard. 

by Darla Edwards 

Thatcher Hall needs a larger 
television room that is safe and co- 
incides with the fire safety regula- 
tions,, say many residents. 

There are two doors to the TV 
room, but one is blocked with a 
couch and chairs. 

"In the event of a fu-e. how can 
a person crawl over people laying 
on the floor just to reach the near- 
est accessible exit," says Renee 

'This place is too small," says 
Janet Sharp. 'T have always felt 
cramped up in this room." 

Must-See-TV Thursday nights 
draw the biggest crowds. 

"One week I counted about 60 

people down there. There 
that they could all get o 
door if they were are all in panic 
says Markham. 

A rumor has been circulat 
Thatcher that a bigger TV ro 
would be built. 

Dean Beverly Ericson say; 


'There has been talk about 
furbishing the TV room but 
actually getting a biggei 

Ericson says the deans didn 
know the couches and chairs wer 
placed in front of one of the exits 

SAV Clothing: Clothing with the new Southern Adve 
versity name is now available in the Campus Shop: howe 
none of the clothing has the new SAU logo. 

SAU Links with 
Helderburg College in 
South Africa 

by Darla Lautcrbach 

When students of Helderburg College in the Republic of South Af- 
rica graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration or ac- 
counting, they will have Southern Adventist University on their diploma. 

"This is the only department [at Southern] to ever affiliate with an 
international college," says Jim Segar, dean of the School of Business, 
who visited Helderburg October 23-28. The affiliation was approved on 
October 24. 

Helderberg has been affiliated with Andrews University for 20 years, 
"but Andrews in no longer able to have an affiliated program unless all 
the teaching is done by teachers at Andrews." says Segar. 

Twenty percent of the students at Helderberg are in the BBA pro- 
gram. It is important to these students to be affiliated with a school in 
the United States so that they can easily transfer to a post graduate school 
here and/or get a job in America if they choose, says Segar. 

Helderberg College is a Seventh-day Adventist college with about 
300 students. It is located about thirty miles from Cape Town on 
southern tip of Africa. Students come to Helderberg College from as far 
as Yugoslavia, Romania and Finland- The local language is Afrikaans, 
but all the classes are taught in English. Students come from Japan, Korea 
and parts of Europe to learn English. 

"A full year's tuition including room and board at Helderberg is 
equivalent to $2,967," says Segar, "but of course you'd have to add ii 
the air fare." 

Segar says there is absolutely no cost to Southern to affiliate with 

"They will provide us with their syllabus and teach similarly to what 
we teach here in the business department," says Segar. 

'The staff is very well qualified. They have diree people with doc- 
torate degrees, two with masters in business administration, and one 
chartered accountant teaching in their department." says Segar. 'Tlus 
gives us a chance to share the reputation that we have already built. 

December 13, 1396 

New Law in New York Cracks Down on Underage Drinking 


sity Win 

On Nov. 1 , a new state law went into effect 
in New York in an attempt to curb underage 
drinking and driving. 

Known as the Zero Tolerance Law, the stat- 
ute states that anyone under 2 1 who is found with 
a blood alcohol content between 0.02 -- about 
one drink— and 0.07 faces the automatic loss of 
his or her driver's license for six months. 

Higher BACs are punishable under already 
existing DUI and DWl laws. Similar versions of 
the law have been passed by 29 other states and 
the District of Columbia to reduce alcohol-re- 
lated fatalities. Researchers from the National In- 
stitute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a di- 
vision of the U.S. Department of Health and 

Human Services, found data that supported the 

According to a pamphlet that was put out by 
the department, the researchers found that after 
the BAG limits were lowered to 0.00 or 0.02 per- 
cent, the proportion of nighttime fatal crashes that 
involve single vehicles in this age group dropped 
16 percent. 

However, according to NIAAA figures, 
drinking and driving still claims about 15,000 
lives a year. 

The law calls for an automatic suspension of 
the driver's license that can go up to six months 
for the first time and up to a year for repeat of- 

Just one drink is enough to register a BAG 
of 0.02. However, some students do not think 
that the law will work. 

"I don't think its a bad law, but I don't think 
it's going to be that effective," said Michael Alper, 
a sophomore newspaper and sociology major. 

He said the law might deter some underage 
drivers from drinking and driving. 

"Some people may be more reluctant to 
drive," he said. But, he added. "People aren't go- 
ing to look at the law and say, 'Oh my goodness 
if I'm drinking, I'm going to lose my license.' 
They are going to drink no matter what happens." 

University of Washington Raises Money for Rwandan Refugee 

University Wire 

The University of Washington's Graduate 
School of Public Affairs sponsored a concert No- 
vember 22 to raise money for Jean-Claude 
Kalinijabo, a former UW student and Rwandan 
political refugee. 

Kalinijabo, a member of the Hutu tribe, faces 
danger and possible execution in Rwanda be- 
cause of his marriage to Annonciata, a member 
of the Tutsi tribe. Violent hostility between the 
Hutu and Tutsi make Kaltnijabo's family a tar- 
get of fatal crossfire. 

In 1993, Kalinijabo left his pregnant wife and 
two young children behind in Rwanda's capital 
city. Kigali, to study at the UW on a one-year 
Hubert Humphrey fellowship. He completed the 

first year of a two-year program in the Graduate 
School of Public Affairs. 

While Kalinijabo was studying at the UW, 
relations between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes dete- 
riorated and an explosion of acts of genocide by 
both groups shook the country. 

For nearly five months Kalinijabo received 
no news concerning the condition of his family 
in Rwanda. When he finally did get news, it 
wasn't good. 

"[Kalinijabo] had been notified that they had 
killed his whole family. He stayed and studied 
for the rest of the year under the burden of that 
knowledge," says Steve Basset, a graduate stu- 
dent in public affairs. 

Finally, word reached Seattle that 

Kalinijabo's wife and three children were alive 
and well in a refugee camp in Zaire. However, 
terrorists had executed his entire extended fam- 

Kalinijabo returned to Rwanda in the spring 
of 1994 to reunite with his family and began 
working for Worid Vision, an international re- 
lief organization. 

The Graduate School of Public Affairs has 
invited Kalinijabo to complete his degree at the 
UW with a $12,500 tuition waiver. 

Washington's Statement of Financial Ability 
policy requires that Kalinijabo produce about 
another $33,000 before he can secure his gradu- 
ate student visa and non-immigrant visas for his 
wife and four children. 

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and other gifts. 

Waffle House, Paper Wads & Rocky Road 

Yes, it's true, I am leaving in 
December. To be more specific, 1 
will be graduating in December and 
January 2, 1 will be flying to Africa. 

I have enrolled in a three year 
international fundraising master's 
degree through Andrews University 
and ADRA, taught in Kenya. I will 
also work at an Advenlisl nonprofit 

When Christina and I ran last 
spring as co-editors (co- 
conspirators, ha!), I had no idea that 
things would dramatically change 
over the summer. 

When I first came back, I was 
overwhelmed by the idea of putting 
out such a huge publication. I be- 
gan to wonder if running as co-edi- 
tor had been such a good idea. 

I truly wondered at the intelli- 
gence of it after working on the first 
issue. With only Christina and my- 
self to do the entire layout and 
copyediling. and after literally four 
days and four nights with not more 
than an hour or two of sleep, I was 

However, now. sitting here four 
hours from press time, eight issues 
later, I would never consider giv- 
ing up the opportunity I have had 
this semester . It's true, it hasn't 
been easy. It hasn't been fun to be 
up for two or three nights in a row, 
but on the other hand, somehow it 
lias been fun. 

When Christina and I started 
this paper, we didn't know each 
other very well. She called me last 
spring and asked if I wanted to run 
with her as a co-editor and I said 
"sure" not necessarily thinking we 
would win. 

It has been an upward haul for 
both of us. We have learned so many 
things with each issue and we have 
gotten to know each other quite 
well. And if I say so myself, we have 
created a strong team and great pa- 
Working on the Accent this se- 
mester has provided me with the 
best one I have had in my four and 
a half years of college. 

The reason? It's simple, it's 
people. I have worked with an in- 
credible crew. 

First, there is Duane Gang, the 
layout guru. I begged for his help 
after I struggled desperately to lay- 
out the first paper. 

A pro fT"om his academy paper, 
he obliged and has been a pemia- 
nent fixture ever since. 

With Duane, his laugh comes to 
mind as well as his brilliant trivia 
mind. Somehow, among the chaos 

of an upside-down office, flying 
paper wads and crazy music, he al- 
ways keeps a thread of sanity run- 
ning through the office when most 
of us couldn't even remember our 

Duane truly has been a Hfesaver. 
He has also been very patient with 
my perfection istic tendencies in lay- 
Greg Wedel, our sports editor 
has been a lot of fun. Touting rasp- 
berry/pineapple suckers, he has not 
only created some of the best sports 
pages in recent Accent history but 
he has also been a stabilizer in our 
often topsy-twirvey office. 

And, Greg is not only a great 
sports editor, but he's also hung 
Christmas lights in our office and 
been gracious enough to clean up 
after parties. 

Jason Garey, a guy who can fit 
in whenever needed, whether it's to 
scan pictures, write a world news 
update or a front page article, he has 
been there. 

Even beyond the practical con- 
tributions to the paper, Jason has 
just simply been a lot of fun to work 

He has brought food, taken us 
to the Waffle House at 2:30 in the 
morning with four of us piled in the 
front seat of his small pickup truck 
and been there to throw ice and pa- 
per plates at us during our Christ- 
Next is Todd McFarland, our 
op-editor. He has been a faithful 

source of great pieces that has chal- 
lenged our thinking and brought 
relevant points to light. He has been 
a fun person to work with as he is 
always coming up with ideas for his 
next column. 

Gosh, what can 1 say about the 
humorist, they've been hilarious! 

I have loved working with Jim 
Lounsbury and Luis Gracia as well 
as Brian Fowler. It just can't get any 
better than to work with guys as 
funny and creative as these three. I 
have loved every piece they have 

I can't forget the great photog- 
raphers we've had this semester. J 
Carlos, Jay Karolyi, David George 
and the developers. David and Scott 

But most of all, I have to thank 
my brave co-editor. She has perse- 
vered despite my phone call this 
summer telling her 1 would be leav- 
ing in December. 

Christina has not only been an 
incredibly strong editor with envi- 
able skills, but she has also carried 
more of the weight than she should 
have as a co-editor because I was 
too busy, 

Chrisfina truly has been the 
backbone of the paper. She has also 
been a great buddy to be crazy with 
in the middle of the night when we 
are desperately wanting to finish the 
paper. She has also been a great co- 
conspirator against our male domi- 

See Waffles, page 7 

Faculty Should Be Accountable for all Fourteen 

It happens each month. 

You look in your mailbox and 
see two white sheets of paper. One 
has your name, the other your 
It has a little grid of — 's 


and P's and 
you know 
if you don't 

think to 
yourself, "Why do we have to go to 
these things anyway?" 

If you were really interested in 
the answer to that question you 
might go to your Student Handbook 
(which you keep on hand for quick 
reference to such issues as proper 
attire (no midriff's ladies) and 
bringing horses on campus (it's pro- 
hibited) and find the answer. It 

plainly states on page one that you 
are required to attend assemblies for 
"spiritual nurture, cultural enrich- 
ment, general information and com- 
munity fellowship. 

You might gain a couple of in- 
sights from this text. First, the next 
time Dr. Wohlers tells you to be 
quiet during assembly you can tell 
him you are experiencing "commu- 
nity fellowship" which is a stated 
objective of assembly. 

Second, you might wonder if as- 
sembly is such a great experience 
why don't the faculty and adminis- 
tration attend? 

After all, don't they need spiri- 
tual nurturing, cultural enrichment, 
and general information like the rest 
of us? If so why aren't they required 

In fact with the exception of a 
few, and I mean very few, faculty 
members, no one comes to assem- 
bly except when they have to. Dr. 
Sahly shows up at the first one of 
each semester. I wonder if he knows 

we have them each week? I have 
never seen some other members of 
the administration there, like Dale 
Bidwell or Helen Durichek. Most 
faculty members either work in their 
office or take an early lunch each 

So here is my suggestion: Re- 
quire assemblies for faculty and all 
other salaried employees. They 
don't have to go to all of them, only 
fourteen a semester. And if they 
don't make all fourteen, the $10 for 
each one they're short can conve- 
niently be deducted from their pay- 

There are several reasons this 
would be good. One, I would love 
to see Dr. Smith or Dean Magers 
hurrying out of their offices to get 
to assembly because, "it's double 
credit today." Or see Ken Norton 
pushing his way towards the door 
to turn his card in. Turn about re- 
ally is fair play. 

But there is more to it than 
amusement. Attending assembly 

would give the people that run this 
school, especially the administra- 
tion who never see students, a bet- 
ter sense of how things are going. 

It would give everyone a com- 
mon reference point.Faculty mem- 
bers could groan about how boring 
or good assembly was. Some of the 
schools administrators might actu- 
ally talk to a student. 

In short, we could all be one big 
happy family together. 

The usual response by faculty is 
the same one students give: "I don't 
have time." Well, that excuse 
doesn't work for us, and I don't 
think it should work for the faculty. 

Students are just as busy as 
facutly members. We are not only 
taking a full load of classes, but arc 
working also. 

If assembly is truly valuable to 
this campus then they should ben- 
efit not only those who pay to be 
here but also those who are paid to 
be here. C-ya at assembly next se- 
mester Dr. Sahly. 

December 13, 1996 

Please Return My Purse 

Last Friday morning during 
Band time, my purse was stolen out 
of the drawer in which I keep it. 

Naturally I am upset at all the 
important papers and records I lost; 
however, my real concern is in the 
interest of how much help this per- 
son needs in learning to meet such 
a temptation as this. 

Life is not even or fair to every 
individual. Each of us needs to de- 
velop characters that are honest and 
trustworthy if we plan to become 
successful Christian adults, making 
a contribution to the society around 

Internet Advice from a Pro 

us. What a difference it would make 
if this person would confess and ask 
for professional help with this prob- 

Such an effort would help them 
grow into he adult world as a re- 
sponsible, caring person. I would 
appreciate having my important 
personal papers returned to me by 
intermail to Pat Silver in the music 

As a former computer science 
major I read with interest your ar- 
ticle, "Sys-Op Charges Students 
with System Sabotage" (Nov. 15 

With more non-technical stu- 
dents getting involved with Internet 
use all the time, perhaps a few 
words of advice from an old hand 
would be helpful. 

(Please note, this advice is my 
own, not that of Information Ser- 
vices or Mr. Beckett.) 

First, understand what our sys- 
tem is here for. It provides a large 
number of services, but is also open 
to many forms of attack. Treat it 
with respect. Policing our system is 
imperative to keep it usable. The 
reliability we're experiencing at- 
tests to the excellent management 

Waffle House, Paper Wads & Rocky Road 

Coiitinured Waffles from page 6 

team that Mr. Beckett has put to- 

Second, if you get a note from 
Mr. Beckett, it's not the end of the 
world. Here's a little advice on what 
you should do: 

1) Don't get mad. Be profes- 

2) If you are being falsely ac- 
cused, talk to Mr. Beckett immedi- 
ately. Someone may have stolen 
access to your account. 

3) Ifyou are guilty, come clean 
with it. Mr. Beckett will still be your 
friend even it you were an idiot. 
(Trust me on this. I know.) 

Jeff Staddon 

History Major 

nated newspaper crew. 

I have really enjoyed working 
with her and will miss working late 
into the night with her and harass- 
ing Duane, Greg and Jason. I will 
also miss getting the inside scoop 
on up-coming stories and brain- 
storming with Christina. 

of memories and nightmares into 
one column? How can you say 
goodbye to the memories and the 
people that helped create them? 

I guess the point of all of this 
has been to say how much 1 have 
enjoyed these past three month. 1 
wouldn't trade them for anything 
despite the extreme lack of sleep 
I've experienced. 

It's so hard for me to believe this 
is the last issue 1 will help with. It's 
hard to say goodbye. 

When I am in Africa, late ai 
night, I will think about the Accent 
and my wonderful crew and 1 will 
remember the midnight mania and 
the many hours of craziness and fun 

and wish I was here. 

Goodbye Christina, Duane. 
Greg, Jason, Todd, the photogra- 
phers, humorists, and writers, thank 
you for the r 


Answers from God 

Today I understand something. 
Have you ever heard a song, but not 
really understood the words or read 
a verse of scripture that you didn't 
quite get? 

Have you ever heard the song 
again and understood instantly what 
the words meant? 

Did you read the verse again 
later and received of meaning? 1 be- 
lieve there are some things we will 
not fully understand or even see 
until we need them. That is why 
(most) older people are wiser: be- 
cause they've had more experiences 
needed to see more things. 

If we wait on God for answers, 
God. who knows all things, will not 
just leave us questioning forever. 

The answer may not come when 
we think it should, but still it comes 
and just when we need it most. 

I discovered this earlier this 
week while listening to a certain 
Margret Becker tape ("Simple 
House") I've had since I was about 
15 years old. 

One song called "I will not lay 
down" is one I never really under- 
stood. Today I heard it again for the 
first time in quite a while and I un- 
derstood. It was like I was the one 
singing and I am going through the 
hard times she sings about. It was a 
real neat moment. 

This happens with scripture too. 

I will really just stumble upon 
an old favorite with new lighthouses 
of Insight. Sometimes I'll find a 
verse that I've really never seen be- 
fore. Since being here on Majuro I 
"found" for the first time. 1 Cor. 
15:58. When a was a college fresh- 
man I discovered Psalms 3 1 :3. 

These verses so perfectly 
matched my present situation at the 
time. It is truly a blessing. 

I thank God for the answers and 
for them in HIS time (even when 
it's not what we think we need 
sometimes). I praise Him for the 
Holy Spirit who brings things to 
mind just when we need them most. 

I pray it will always be this way 
for me. 

So, the moral: Do not search for 
understanding Search for the One 
who gives understanding in His per- 
fectly precise timing. 

"Trust in the Lord 

With all you heart 

And lean not on your own 


In all your ways 

Acknowledge Him 

And He shall direct your paths." 

Prov. 3: 5,6 

Amy Adams 
Student Missionary 
Marshall Islands 

"Love is born of faith, lives on hope, 
and dies of charity." 

Southern Accetiis 


Heidi Boggs 
Clirislina Hogan 

Reporters & colvutinists 

Kevin Quails Todd McFarland 

Amber Herren Rob Hopwood 

Jason Carey Sleplianie Guike 

Crystal Candy Anthony Reiner 

Andra Armstrong Alex Rosano 

Stephanie Swilley Jim Lounsbury 

Bryan Fowler Luis Gracia 


Vinita Sander 


Duane Gang. Jason Garcy. Jon 
Mullen - Layout/Design Gurus 
Gang - World New.s Editor 
Greg WetJel - Sports Editor 

P hotograp hers 

Kevin Quails Jon Mullen 

Jay Karoiyi 
J Carlos 

Eddie Nino 
David George 
Lisa Hogan 

Ad Manager 

Abiye AbcLu- 

December 13, 1396 

Christmas At Southern! 

Blow your horn: A member 
of the Jack Daniels SUvcr 
Cornet Band plays his 
French Horn Tuesday nighl. 
December 3. The concert 
was an old town rendiiion of 


■ Clin 

preceded ihe aiinticil Cluisl- 
mas Tree Ugliliiii;. H„i 
chocolate and dontil hole:, 
\ help- 

ers. I See Grmul 
the Promenade 
page J4t. 

JuNKANOo, Lute Fish and Green Bananas 

By Chrislina Hogan and Heidi Bogg: 

What do macaroni-and-cheese 
and Lute fish have in common? 

They are both foods eaten by 
Southern students on Christmas 
Day. If you visited Cindi Bowe at 
her home in Nassau, Bahamas, you 
would eat macaroni and cheese, 
peas'n'rice, rum cake and fruit cake 
for Christmas. 

In the Bahamas, Christmas is 
Americanized with the traditional 
tree and stockings and the joUy man 
that retains the name Santa Glaus. 
However, they celebrate Christ- 
mas in a few distinct ways. For ex- 
ample, sometimes Cindi's family 
goes to Ihe beach on Christmas Day. 
A big attraction in the Bahamas 
during Christmas is The Carnival, 
similar to a fair, which runs from 
early December to mid-January. On 
December 26 at I a.m.. the 
Junkanoo parade begins, complete 
with goatskin drums and cow bells. 
People dress up in crepe animal 
costumes and march up and down 
the main street. 

If you want Lute fish for Christ- 
mas dinner, you'll need to travel to 
Rainer Lamminpaa's home in Nora, 
Sweden. Besides fish, they eat the 
traditional rice porridge and Swed- 
ish smorgasboard. Pork is the popu- 
lar meat rather than turkey. 

The family tree is decorated 
with homemade straw ornaments as 
well as angel hair, stars, tinsel and 

candle lights. In Sweden, you don't 
get just one Christmas day but three. 
Day One is the 25th, Day Two is an 
Ecclesiastical/Catholic holiday on 
the 26th. and Day Three is January 

In Sweden, Santa doesn't bring 
gifts down the chimney, Jul 
Tomtena does. Bui he doesn't put 
them in stockings, he puts them 
under the tree. 

In Puerto Rico, Santa Claus de- 
livers the gifts— but a little late. 
Puerto Ricans open gifts on Janu- 
ary 6, Three Kings Day. Abdiel 
Sosa's family and neighbors all 
gather to eat Panteles (mashed green 
bananas with meat like a fajita), 
along with Rice Dandules (rice and 
vegetables) and turkey. 

Another favorite tradition of 
Puerto Ricans is Parandas, similar 
to caroling, but with instruments 
and a bit livelier. 

If you wanted a big celebration 
in Antananarivo, Madagascar, 
where Helen Giordano lives, you 
would need to go on January 1 . The 
African country has a small Christ- 
mas, but missionary families, like 
Belen's, gather together with the 
other missionaries and have the tra- 
ditional Christmas tree. Stockings 
are hung and gifts are exchanged on 
December 26th. 

Stockings in Madagascar are 
not filled by Santa but Pere Noel. 

Christmas in the Village: Heidi and Christina serve hot chocolate 
from the Magnolia Hotel during the SA party Sunday night. The 
Village included a post office, sheriff's office, candy store and toy 
store. Several groups sang their own rendition of "Rudolph the Red 
Nosed Reindeer. " 

Christmas also features a night what day you celebrate Christmas 

filled with friends and games, last- on, the spirit of the season remams 

ing until early in the morning. the same — and that's what's impor- 

But no matter where you live or tant. 

December 13, 1996 

Life Is Full of Bumps 

by Rulhie Kerr 

Not everybody has a 1964 

Not everybody has driven a 
1964 Dodge through corn fields 
when they were 10. 

Amber Herren has. She started 
traveling diverse roads young. 

The light blue '64 Dodge pro- 
vided endless entertainment for 
Amber and the neighborhood Icids 
in Marion, III. 

"I live on a farm," Amber says. 
"It's a real down-home place." 

Mr. Herren chops wood every 
winter to fuel the stove — the only 
source of heat for the farmhouse. 
Amber says it has a special feeling 
of cozy warmth unlike modem elec- 
tric heat. 

The Herrens rent their 24-acre 
farm to a crop grower every year 
for soybeans and com. Part of the 
money from the crops pays Amber's 
college bill. 

Mrs. Herren didn't agree with 
her baby getting the '64 Dodge 
when she was only 10. 

But her dad thought it was a 
great idea, since he didn't use the 
old Dodge anymore. He had driven 
the chrome-fendered car to work for 
12 years, pushing buttons to shift 
gears. After he gave the '64 Dodge 
to Amber, her driving lessons 

The crop grower left paths in the 
sea of com and soybeans so Amber 
could hot-rod with her friends. 
Amber's closest friend, Sheila, who 
lived across the street, learned how 
to drive on the old Dodge, too. This 
time Amber taught driver's ed. 

The '64 Dodge, Amber and 
Sheila often disappeared into the 
fields for a picnic. 

Amber and Sheila named their 
favorite trees while sitting beneath 
their branches for hours on steamy 
summer afternoons. They chatted 
about boys, clothes, driving, music, 
God and Sheila's public school. 

While Amber was hot-rodding 
one afternoon, she hit a huge bump 
knocking the driver's seat loose. 
The seat slid back and forth while 
she used the break and the gas pedal 
slowing and accelerating. 

Amber managed to limp the 
Dodge back home and cajoled her 
father into fixing the problem. Since 
nobody else would be driving the 
car. they were creative. They 
jammed a brick up under die seat to 
hold it in the right position — 
Amber's position. 

She continued using the paths, 
gradually widening them. 

"You don't know how much 
corn I knocked down," she says. 
"My dad would've been really mad 

Memories: Amber Herren, seen here with her J 964 Dodge, has vivid memories of driving this car when 
she was JO years old. Now she has a different car, but the '64 Dodge is still among her favorites. 

if he had realized." 

"I loved honking the hom," she 
says. One of Amber's paths ran re- 
ally close to the main road in front 
of her farmhouse. If other cars were 
around. Amber would press the 
stick next to the steering wheel to 
honk a friendly "Hello" from the 

She honked it so vigorously it 
broke. But Amber kept the stick on 
the seat next to her and stuck it in 
the hole to beep the hom. 

After 12 years of hauling Dad 
to work and two years of providing 
Amber's fun, the car died smack 
dab in the middle of the field. 

Mr. Herren had faithfully 
bought her gas for the c;ir, but Am- 
ber had forgotten to check the oil, 
and so the engine burned up. 

Amber felt crushed about not 
changing the oil and mourned her 
dead car. She even had a funeral for 

After all the adv 
course. Amber didn't have every- 
thing she wanted. She looks back 
now and wishes there had been an 
Adventist girl to be her best friend 
while growing up. 

Sheila just couldn't understand 
why Amber didn't watch television 
Friday nights and didn't do certain 
things on Sabbath. 

"I wish there had been some- 
one ..." Amber says wistfully. 

Amber's times with Sheila do 
hold a fond place in her memory, 
though. They liked to roller skate 
in Sheila's garage with the radio 
blaring. They watched TV and mov- 
ies, listened to music, and crazed the 

New Kids on the Block in seventh 

They cooked mac^ironi and 
cheese or spaghetti for each other's 
families. But they baked crunchy 
chocolate chip cookies only for 

Sheila had a Chihuahua, but 
even a small dog scared Amber. 

"It had a really mean bark," she 
says. That was not the only reason 
dogs terrified Amber. 

In second grade. Amber was 
visiting friends with her family. 
After a Vejalink cookout for Sab- 
bath supper, everyone went inside 
except Amber. 

The family dog, a huge German 
Shepherd and Doberman Pincer 
mix, started backing Amber be- 
tween the stairs to the house, and 
the cold cement brick wall. 

The dog trapped Amber in the 
comer against the chilly bricks and 
put his paws on her shoulders. He 
attacked her face ripping and tear- 
ing with his teeth and claws. Am- 
ber screamed for help. 

Her dad rushed out and pulled 
the dog off. Amber's torn face 
dripped with blood. Her parents 
raced to the hospital with ice 
pressed to her face. 

"My mom kept asking me dumb 
questions," says Amber. "I got 
scared because she was scared. I'll 
never forget the look on her face." 

At the hospital she received 97 
micro stitches and plastic surgery. 

After the attack. Amber felt 

"I thought my parents didn't 
like me anymore, but I learned they 

loved me so much. It taught me a 
lot," she says. "Looks don't matter 
so much." 

Now Amber is an older, wiser 
20-year-old who srill doesn't like 
dogs. She's currently traveling a 
path that led her to Southern 

"I appreciate being at an 
Adventist school more then most 
people," she says. "1 love it here and 
don't take any of it for granted." 

She's glad that people at South- 
ern believe like she does. 

"I don't have to worry about ex- 
plaining if I feel uncomfortable with 
something," Amber says. "My 
friends understand me." 

Even though she's at an 
Adventist school, Amber feels her 
spiritual road is rocky sometimes. 
'There's just not enough time. 
but I know spending time with God 
is the most important thing." she 
says. "God's everything." 

Work and classes take up most 
of her time, but Amber has priori- 
tized to keep Christ in her life. 

Most of her classes relate to her 
major, public relations. Amber is in 
her junior year and figuring out 
what she wants in life. 

"My main goal is to enjoy life 
and make a contribution back to the 
community," says Amber. 

Amber's patbs-and roads of 
tragedy and learning have merged. 
Her trail is more defined now, and 
her car has also changed. She now 
drives an '86 silver Acura Legend 
on grown-up roads. 

December 13, 1S96 

Along the Promenade in December 

ery night until after New Year's Eve. 
I wandered around the campus 

isked ' 


E.O. Grundset. 
Lifestyles Columnist 
Christmas is approaching fast. 
It seems especially close now that 
the campus tree has been hghted. 

Santa Claus arrived with much 
noise. ThishappenedaftertheJack 
Daniels Silver Comet Band Home- 
town Christmas Concert (this surely 
will win a prize for the longest name 
of a Christmas program). 

Santa Claus — Bert Coolidge — 
was hoisted to the level of the 
"Star," and when he touched it the 
lights came on. By the way, this tree 
was transplanted to this spot by 
Charles Lacey and his Landscape 
Services crew about six years ago. 
Then a couple of years later in 
July a freak windstorm roared 
across the campus taking several 
shingles off the church roof and 
pushed the tree towards Talge Hall. 
Experts such as Dr. Henry 
Kuhlman admit that it tilts about 10 
degrees from perpendicular. The 
tree lights will remain lighted ev- 

question; What do you plan or want 
to do during Christmas vacation? 

I found the first three taking a 
lunch break from their committee 
meeting. The organization is the 
Committee For Saving The Envi- 
ronment, especially trees and mana- 
tees. Charles Eklund (a biology 
major from Hagerstown, Md.) is 
planning to wrangle (whatever this 
is) some cows on the family farm. 
Jennie Dee (another biology 
major from Silver Springs, Md.) is 
planning to watch and hunt bull 
sharks in Chesapeake Bay - plus "a 
bunch of other stuff." 

Jennie Park (a biology major 
from Chattanooga) will be serving 
in a sushi bar at Sushi Nabe {if you 
don't know what sushi is, don't 
ask). So much for the committee. 
Here's Ken Lim (a sophomore 
physical therapy major from Kailua, 
Hawaii) who is going home to scrub 
down the walls for his mom (sounds 
quite festive, huh?!) 

Abiye Abebe (a business man- 
agement student from Addis Ababa, 
Ethiopia) is going body boarding on 
Sandy Beach in Hawaii. 

Jason Blanchard (a public re- 
lations major from Latham, NY) is 

going home to upstate New York 
where he plans to get into some 
high-powered skiing, by the way he 
claims I poked fun at his "purple 
Porsche" a few months ago - sorry. 
Finally Crystal Sark (a four- 
year nursing major from Columbus, 
Ohio) will be working the entire 
vacation time at Parkridge Hospi- 
tal - hope you have a few joyous 

We'll seek out a few buildings 
to check on their seasonal decora- 
tions. First, diere's Herin Hall lobby 
sporting a huge nine-foot tree deco- 
rated with crystal lights and loops 
of mauve-colored beads circling 
around (I didn't know that beads 
were in vogue again). 

In McKee Library there's a 
brave little tree (2 1/2) ft.) entirely 
covered with wide red skeins and 
lots of gold and white ornaments. 

A false cardboard fireplace and 
clusters ofmislletoe (the most I've 
seen - fake or real - in my life) also 
decorate the library. Intertwining 
the mistletoe are ropes of white 
beads, huge snowflakes (the kind 
you used to make in fifth grade art 
class) and red roses!. ..Oh me, "Tis 
the season!" 

What else did I see this cold but 
bright December morning? Well, 
I'll tell you. 

1) Four Angelica Laundry 
trucks parked near the Press. 

2) A Honda Accord parked in 
Hackman Hall in which there are 
two teddy bears hanging in the back 
windshield area. 

A strange phenomenon: when 
you see the side of the car facing 
the sun it looks a bright blue, when 
you check the shadow side, it's a 
vivid teal green. (I'm not making 
this up!) 

3) Hackman Hall is in a state of 
complete chaos — as much equip- 
ment as possible is in boxes lining 
the halls and classrooms. They're 
getting ready to move into Hickman 
Hall any day now! 

4) All the heraldic banners at- 
tached to the main light posts on 
Camp Road. The banners are cour- 
tesy of the city of Collegedale. 

5) The little forest of trees in 
front of the VM — they're all sitting 
in racks and surely appropriate to 
our community. 

The tags say that these trees 
came from Sublimity, Ore., which 
makes them all sublime trees 
.(Ouch! — couldn't resist!) 

So it goes .... with all the 
Christmas festivities yet to come, 
it's time to wish everyone: Joyeux 
Noel, Frohliche Wiehnachten, Feliz 
Navidad, and Merry Christmas! 

Goodbye, Heidi I'll Miss You 

by Christina Hogaii 

1 spent three years at Southern 
before I knew — really knew^ 
Heidi Boggs. After co-editing the 
Accent with her for a semester. I 
wish I'd met her sooner. 

We had a few classes together, 
but never spoke to each other any 
other time. But I always admired 
her. She seemed so full of ambition 
and drive — at one time she had 
three majors. You have to admire 

I don't know what possessed me 
last year to ask her to run for Ac- 
cent editors together. But I'm glad 
1 did. Although we hardly knew 
each other, we soon discovered we 
really weren't that different. 

I have to admit, at the beginning 
of the school year, 1 was a little fear- 
ful of working with someone I 
barely knew. Would we get along? 
What if we never agreed on any- 

I had nothing to worry about. 
It's funny how staying up all night 
for a week with someone bonds you 
together. Now, we say the same 
things at the same time (scary!) and 
we've picked up each other's hab- 

its. I will always credit Heidi with 
expanding my vocabulary 
(whacked, tweaked, flipped, jazzy, 
swell, fringy.J'roofy, bizarre, etc.) 
The list could go on and on. 

I'll never forget the first issue 
of the Accent'. . . we literally didn't 
sleep for a week. We were so ready 
to jump off Wright Hall. 

Who would have dreamed we'd 
end up loving this job? I know, it's 
crazy, but we love what we do, and 
I've heard Heidi admit she'll miss 

she's a great person and friend. And 
a heck of a lot of fun!! She truly 
makes me laugh, and I will miss 
that. I can't imagine doing another 
issue without her. It will never be 

the same. It's funny how s 
you barely know can become one 
of your best friends that quickly. 
Thanks for taking a chance with me, 
Heidi, and have a great time irrAf- 


I kn. 

jld have never 
made it through this semester with- 
out her. She was truly the glue that 
held this paper together. 

No matter how "flipped" she 
got over deadlines, she always man- 
aged to keep herself — and me — 

A lot of you probably don't 
know Heidi. You just recognize her 
as "one of those two crazy women 
who run up and down the Prom- 
enade and live in the MacLab." 

She may just be the editor to 
you, but I want everyone to know 
that not only is Heidi a great editor. 

Coming in January! 

Sa's Pajama 

January 18, 1997 

Stay Tuned: Details to come 

December 13, 1996 

How Long is a Year? 

How Jong i 

!8 moiuhs or 20 monihs?Ayear 
12 months long, and I believe our 
President has failed to realize this 
"'little known" facL Either that, or 
math was not his forte 
in school and he 
should come here to 
SAU and take a class 
IJ-om Dr. Hansen. 

President Chnton 
has committed 8,500 Amer 
soldiers I 

months of service in Bosnia. How- 
ever, the President promised that 
American soldiers would only be 
in Bosnia for a year — 12 months. 

What is this saying about our 
President and the state of affairs in 

? Is a year these facts 

; questions about 

World /Vir^\'s Editor 


whether the United States has r 
tiona] interests in Bosnia. 

People must realize that this is 

a civil war — a war between the 

Bosnian Muslims and 

Commenta ry ^^^ Bosnian Serbs, 

, ^ T who are Christians. Is 

b,D,m„eGa^g. the United State, to 

ery civil war going on 
the world today? Is the United 
least another IS States to go into these othernations 
I the name of peace? For example, 
the United States going to send 
,500 troops to Sri Lanka, a place 
im by civil war? Are the Bosnians 
lore important than Sri Lankans? 
Furthermore, just as the United 

Is the commitmeni of States has no vital national interests 
8,500 more troops a sign that if in Sri Lanka or any other civil- war- 

American forces do leave Bosni 

war will erupt again? One only has national 

2 have no vital 
1 Bosnia? What 

I look at history to realize that gives the U.S. the right to Interfere? 

Those that oppose my view 
must realize that the Bosnian Mus- 
lims were as equally cruel to the 
Bosnian Serbs throughout history. 

Furthermore, my opposition 
must realize that I am neither sid- 
ing with the Bosnian Muslims or 
Bosnian Serbs. X believe that both, 
parties are at equal fault. However,^ 
I believe that the United States: 

when American troops leave 
Bosnia, war will indeed erupt 

The conflict has religious ties, 
and whenever this happens the 
! road to peace is never an easy one. 
■For example, will there ever be 
peace in Northern Ireland, a place 
■ that has seen Catholics and Prot- 
, estants fight for years? Another ex- 

; ample is in the Middle East. Peace should not be so quick to choose! 
,is doubtful in this area where the sides and the U.S. should stay out, 
of things in which they have no vi- 
tal national interests. ' 
Mr. President look at the big; 
picture and then get a lesson ini 
math. . I 

(Jews and Arabs have been fight- 
jing for centuries, 
i The fact that these wars, spe- 
' cifically in Bosnia, have religious 
I ties often is overlooked. Other cru- 
i ciai facts are also overiooked, and 

World News Updates 

Granny Jailed for Good Deed: A judge last week rehised to dismiss charges 
agamst a Cincinnati grandmother who was jailed after courteously putting 
1 5 cents in two strangers' car parking meters, according toThe Age. 

Determined to keep the lid on electronic free speech: The government of 
General Sani Abacha has blocked the setting up of the Internet in Nigeria, 
turning down a joint proposal by a private consortium to develop the 
country's telecommunications infrastructure so as to facilitate access to 
the network, according to the London Times. 

Saddam Hussein back at it again: President Saddam Hussein yesterday 
pressed a button that started Iraqi oil flowing to wodd markets for the fu-st 
time since his forces invaded Kuwait six years ago. As his fellow countrj-- 
men and women celebrated, the state-run media presented the event as a 
personal victory for the Iraqi leader and heralded it as the beginning of the 
end of the overall embargo, according to the London Times. 

Kennedy agreed to mistress's abortion: A mistress of late President 
Kennedy has disclosed that she became pregnant by him in 1963 and, with 
his agreement, had an abortion. Judith Exner was then at that time a "good 
giri" in her mid-20s who had been introduced to the late president by Frank 
Sinatra. Kennedy used her to convey messages to Sam Giancana, the Chi- 
cago mobster. Her affair with the President, which she firet discussed openly 
in the 1970s, lasted for two years. It ended not long after she tearfully 
telephoned Kennedy at the White House to tell him that she was pregnant, 
according to the London Tunes. 

Riots over a Big-Mac: A historic moment in fast food history turned into 
a public relations fiasco yesterday when riot police in Belarus tried to break 
up a crowd of potential customers at die country's first McDonald's res- 
taurant, according to the OneWorld News Service.. 

Nazi Gold: The search for two German submarines that were reportedly 
sunk by their own crews off the Patagonian coast fifty years ago has re- 
kindled speculation that a vast quantity of Nazi gold found its way into 
Argentina and into banks by Nazi sympathizers, under the regime of Evita 
and Juan Peron, according to The OneWorld News Service. 

—Compiled by Jason Carey 

This Week in History... 

Wrights Fly Heavier-Than-Air Plane 

DECEMBER 17, 1903,Aclaim 
by Orville and Wilbur Wright , self- 
taught inventors from Dayton, 
Ohio, that they have achieved 
heavier-than-air flight in an aircraft 
built by themselves, is being re- 
ceived with skepticism. 

Earlier this year, Simon 
Newcomb, a highly respected 
American scientist, published a 
proof that powered flight was im- 
possible, and seven years ago. Otto 
Lilienthal. the celebrated German 
aeronautical engineer, died in a 
crash of his airplane. 

Nonetheless, the Wrights say 
they made four flights today on the 
beach at Kitty Hawk, NC, the long- 
est lasting almost a minute and cov- 
ering 850 feet. Five other persons 
witnessed the flight. 

The Wright brothers say they 
conquered the problems that have 

prevented heavier-than-air flight at 
their bicycle repair shop in Dayton. 
One important invention, they 
say, is the use of moveable wing tips 
to control the aircraft, a problem 
that others had not been able to 

They also developed and built 
a lightweight 25-horsepower engine 
that provided more power with less 
weight than any previous engine. 
The brothers then tested a series of 
scale models in a wind tunnel that 
they designed and built. 

The work took more than seven 
years and cost over $1,000, the 
Wrights say. However, they say they 
will not publish a detailed descrip- 
tion of their aircraft until they have 
filed a patent application. 

Powered Flight: The Wrights first heavier-lhan-air plai 
of fourth flights on December. 17, 1903. 

December 13, 1996 

Southern Volleyball Madness 

Men's Volleyball Gets Competitive 

bv Anthony Reiner 

Volleyball is in full swing on the 
Southern Adveniist University cam- 

With four leagues filled with 
competitive play, it appears this sea- 
son has been a great success. 

"I have been really impressed 
with the quality of play this year," 
said Steve Jaecks, intramural direc- 

"The play this year has been the 
best it's been since I've been here," 
says frequent referee Gary Welch. 

So far the lop team in Men's 
"A" League is Cho. Led by captain 
Phil Cho, size and consistency have 
made the team tough to beat. 

"Our team plays really well to- 
gether. Someone different steps up 
for us each night," says Derek Nun, 
a freshmen and member of Cho's 

Becker and Willey are in stiff 
competition and the league prom- 
ises a tight finish. Harvey is far and 
away the best team in Men's "B" 


Block!! Teams Ingersoll andAffolter battle for the match. 

3-Man and 3-Woman 
Volleyball Tournaments 

by Anthony Reiner 

The 3-man and 3-woman vol- 
leyball teams showcased their tal- 
ents on Saturday night, Dec. 7. 

Playing with only three gives 
players more room to work and al- 
lows highly skilled players to use 
more of their talents, 

Tyson Willey, Jeff Schnoor and 
Jason Galling took first place on the 
men's side with their consistent hit- 
ting and superb teamwork. Second 
place went to Kevin Becker. Phil 
Cho and Chad Moffiu. Third was 
taken by brothers Brett and Bryan 
Affolter along with Brett Titus. 
Fourth by Adam Mohns, Seth 
Perkins and Aaron Payne. 

"I found this tournament to be 

highly competitive and a great op- 
portunity to have some fun and play 
some good volleyball. I was disap- 
pointed we didn't do better though," 
says Freshman Jared inman. 

First place on the women's side 
went to Lynette Aldridge, Alisa 
Gray and Merlyn Zaceta. Second 
place belonged to Brittany Affolter. 
Suzanne Eyer and Susan Vaucher. 
third to Heather Sandez, Aimmee 
Flemmer and Sarah Rude, and 
fourth went to Rachelle Willey, 
April Turner and Vanessa Ekvall. 

"I really enjoyed the tournament, 
playing and watching the other teams 
play, and am looking forward to next 
year," says Mike Lee. 

"Honey, I just forgot to duck. 

—luck Dcmpsctj to his wife nffer losing the heavywcighl 
title to Getie Tiimicy, Se^it. 2,3, 1926. 

Spike!! Jeff Schnoor defies gravity and goes up for the kill. 

Women's Volleyball Improves 

by Stephanie Gulke 

A league of our own. 
That's what women at Southern 
are saying about volleyball this sea- 

After years of playing co-ed 
volleyball, the men and women vol- 
leyball lovers of Southern are now 
playing separately. 

Most women are in favor of the 

"Having ail-girls volleyball has 
allowed us to play a more all-around 
game," says Senior Susan Vaucher. 
"We are able to play in a way that 
wasn't possible before — different 
positions, etc." 

"I like hitting on the girl's net a 
lot better," says captain Brittany 
Affolter. "It's a good idea because 
it gives girls a chance to play to- 
gether, and I think that's good for 
them. I don't think it's quite as com- 
petitive though. And that I don't 

Many agree that the women are 

becoming more agressive and bet- 
ter all-around players since the new 
women's leagues started. 

"I think it's good for the girls," 
says Men's "A" League co-captain 
JeffSchnoor. "I see a lot more com- 
petition between the women 
becasue before they could pretty 
much only play one position — set- 
ter — but now they play on the other 
nets, and they're able to play all of 
the positions." 

The competition is fierce on the 
middle court in the gym with both 
"A" and "B" league games volley- 
ing each night. 

Skinner leads the women's "A" 
League with 1 9points, followed by 
Kim with 14, and Ingersoll and 
Affolter tied with 13 points. 

Georgeson leads "B" League 
with a whopping 20 points. Grafe 
is in second with 14, followed by 
Chin-iO. Vance-9, and Mohns-6. 


Men's Leagues 

Women's Leagues 

"A" League 

"A" League 

Willey 19 

Skinner 19 

Payne 19 

Ingersoll 14 

Becker 18 

Kim 14 

Perkins 10 

Affolter 13 

Payne 4 

"B" League 

"B" League 

Harvey 24 

Georgeson 20 

Leonard 18 

Grafe 14 

Boggess 12 

Puterbaugh 12 

Guerrero 1 1 

Chin 10 1 

Bean 10 

Vance 9 ] 

Szobaszlai 10 

Mohns 6 

Valentin 8 

Wollers 5 

Dempsey 4 

December 13, 1996 

College Football: It's Bowl Time!! 

The Championship Picture Clears 

by Anlliony Reiner 

The Florida Gators can be 
extermely grateful to the Texas 
Longhorns for keeping their Na- 
tional Championship hopes alive. 
It had appeared that the Gators' 
hopes had been dashed when they 
had succumbed to their in-state ri- 
val, the Florida State Seminoles, 24- 
21 in Tallahassee. 

It was thought that Florida State 
would meet two-time defending 
National Champion Nebraska in the 
Sugar Bowl. However, the Texas 
Longhorns had other ideas. Com- 
ing off a three-game conference 
winning streak and a 5 1-15 trounc- 
ing of arch rival Texas A &M. The 
Longhorns met Nebraska in the Big 
12 Championship Game in St. 
Louis on December 7. 

The Longhorns assualted the 
Huskers for over 500 yards of total 
offense, the most the Huskers had 
allowed in 14 years. Texas quarter- 
back James Brown had predicted a 
victory for the 2I-point underdogs 
earlier in the week, and he stayed 
true to his word, passing for 389 

Nebraska moved the ball well, 
but Texas always forced the 
Comhuskers into coming from be- 
hind. Early in the fourth quarter, 
Nebraska took finally took a 27-23 
lead, but the Longhorns stormed 

right back scoring in 3 plays and 
taking a 30-27 lead. 

Late in the game, Nebraska 
forced Texas into a fourth-and- 
inches from their own 28-yard line. 
Texas coach John Makovick rolled 
the dice calling for play action, 
completely fooling the Nebraska 
defense and moving the ball down 
to the Comhusker 8-yard line. Mo- 
ments later, Texas scored, preserv- 
ing a 37-27 victory. 

The victory earned Texas a spot 
in the Fiesta Bowl and an additonal 
$8 million. Texas will meet Penn 
State in Arizona. A disappointed 
Nebraska will meet Big East Cham- 
pion, Virginia Tech in the Orange 

With the Nebraska loss, the Na- 
tional Championship picture would 
seem to be relatively simple. If 
Florida State beats Rorida, diey will 
be champions. However, if Florida 
wins, and Arizona State defeats 
Ohio State, Arizona State will be the 
champ. If Florida defeats Florida 
State and Arizona State loses, then 
the Gators will be crowned the Na- 
tional Champion. But with the un- 
predictable atdtudes of the poll vot- 
ers, who knows what the outcome 
will be. Regardless, January 1 and 
2 should be very exciting days for 
college football fans. 

College Football Bowl Picks 

by Greg Wedel and Anthony Reiner 



Las Vegas 














































Jan. 2 

Predicted Outcomes 

Ball State over Nevada 
Navy over California 
Syracuse over Houston 
Virginia over Miami 
Wisconsin over Utah 
Louisiana St. over Clemson 
Texas Tech over Iowa 
Colorado over Washington 
Stanford over Michigan State 
Army over Auburn 
Nebraska over Virginia Tech 
Michigan over Alabama 
North Carolina over West Virgini 
Brigham Young over Kansas State 
Northwestern over Tennessee 
Arizona State over Ohio State 
Texas over Penn State 
Florida over Florida State 

On Dedl 

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The Target Range 


• Florida State Seminoles — They hold their destiny in their hands. 

• Florida Gators — Their national title hopes stay alive after help 
from Texas and their fourth SEC title in a row. 

• Danny Wucrffel — The Gator quarterback will likely win the 
Heisman after record-breaking career at Florida. 


• Nebraska Cornhuskers — The two-Iirae defending National 
Champs have lost their chance at a third in a row. 

■ Notre Dame Fighting Irish — They will miss a bowl game for the 
first time in ten years, and the loss of Coach Lou Holtz will hurt 
them in years to come. 

■ Alabama Crimson Tide — They will miss retiring coach Gene 
Stallings next year. 

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2. Arizona St. 

11-0 15. Kansas St. 


3. Florida 

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4. B.Y.U. 

13-1 17. Alabama 


5. Ohio St. 

10-1 1 S.Louisiana St. 


6, Penn St. 

10-2 19. Miami 


7. Nebraska 

10-2 20.Army 


8. Virginia Tech 

10-1 21. Wyoming 


9. Colorado 

9-2 22. Notre Dame 



9-2 23.Syracuse 


11. North Carolina 

9-2 24.Iowa 


12. Tennessee 

9-2 25.West Virginia 





December 13, 1996 

Blanket Enters Recording Situdio December 17 

by Melanie Metcalfe 

"Before each concert we pray 
that at least one person will be 
touched in some way by our mu- 
sic," says Estlier Moldrik, a mem- 
ber of a local Christian group called 

This unique-sounding band, 
comprised of current and former 
Southern students, is dedicated to 
reaching people that may not nor- 
mally be reached by typical contem- 
porary Christian groups. 

"We concentrate on making our 
songs intricate as well as catchy," 
says lead singer Stephen Reese. 

On December 17, Blanket is 
scheduled to enter the recording stu- 
dio for the second time. They will 
be working with MIXX Recording 
Studios in Chattanooga, 

The band members feel they 
have made several changes since 
their first tape was released. 

"I feel that our music has a lot 
stronger message," says guitarist 
Chad Carlson. "Our song writing 
has definitely improved." 

Former drummer Steve Core 
has rejoined the group after leaving 
for a brief period of time. Sopho- 
more Jimmy Rhodes played with 
the band for a few months, but de- 
cided to pursue other opportunities. 

Blanket, which was started a 

They Sing For God: (back row from left to right} Chad Carlson, 
Steve Core and Jason Lassel. (front row from left to right) Conrac 
Hyde. Sieve Reese and Esther Moldrik. 

year ago, has a unique style of mu- 
sic composed of the viola, cello, 
guitar and drums. The six-member 
band has an alluring stage presence, 
performing while surrounded by 
candles. They capture the 
audience's attention with their re- 
laxed style and occasional humor. 
Three members of the band. 

Reese, Chad Carlson and Jason 
Lassel started out playing together 
in a secular rock group called Purge. 
They played in various clubs; how- 
ever, they became more focused on 
God and decided to use their talent 
to promote His love. 

The current band was formed 
when the Reese, Carlson and Lassel 

Christmas Community Calender 



Holiday Parties 

Holiday Concert— Phoenix 11 and II Perform- 
ing Ans Inslnimemalisls, Phoenix ID Audilo- 
riura.'niuR., Dec. 5 & 13. 7:30 p.m., S5 at door, 

Bach Lunch— Grace Episcopal Church. Fri., 
Dee. 13, Chaltanooga Bach Choir performs 
Magnificat al 12:15 p.m.. box lunches S5, 698- 

Christmas Concert: Lee College Children's 
Chorale—Sm.. Dec. 15. 3 p.m.. rree,614-8240 
or 614-8262 

The Williams flro/Afra— Memorial, Sal,, Dec, 
14, 8 p.m., gospel concert, 757-5042 
The Glenn Miller Orchestra— TmW, Wed., 
Dec. 18. 7:30 p.m.. all seals $15, 757-5042 
Winter Wiioni— Chailanooga Girls Choir, 
TTiurs., Dec. 19 & 20, 8 p.m., UTC. 755-4737 
Bach Lunch— Grace Episcopal Church, Fri., 
Dec. 20. 12:15 p.m.. Si. Nicholas School pre- 
sents choral music, box lunches S5. 698-2433 
Holiday Spec/flcu/of— Chailanooga Symphony 
& Opera Associalion. Sal., Dec, 21. 8 p,m,. 
Tivoli. 267-8583 

Christmas Dinner Theatre: Harvey— Odk Tree 

Playhouse, performances on'Dec. 5-9, 12-15; 
dinner begins 6:30 p.m, on Dec. 5, 6. 7, 9. 12, 
13. 14; matinee dinner on Dec. 8 al 1 p.m,; no 
dinner on Dec. 15.756-2024 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever—Chatia- 
nooga Theatre Centre, Dec. 6, 7. 12, 13.14. 19, 
20. 21 al 8 p.m.; Dec. 8. 15, 22 at 2:30 p.m., 

The Uak Mennflid— Chattanooga TTiealre Cen- 
tre, Dec. 6 & 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7. 8. 14, 15 at 
2:30 p.m., 267-8534 

The Nutcracker— Chaimoo^i Ballet. Tivoli, 
Dec. 13 &14, 8 p.m.; Dec. 15 al 2 p.m„ 755- 


Kwanzaa: A City-Wide Celebration for the 
Community and Family—Chm. African- 
American Museum, Thurs,, Dec. 26, continues 
thm Jan, 1.1997. 266-8658 

Holiday Nights Laser light S/iow— downtown 
each Thurs,. Fri.. and Sal. at 6:30 p.m. during 
Dec., 265-0771 

Christmas at Cravens House— Lookout Mm., 
lours Dec. 13 & 14, 6-8:30 p.m.; Dec. 15. 14 
p.m.. 821-7786 

Holiday Nighllighl Parade and Christmas on 
/Aeffiverfeirira/— Sat, Dec. 14. begins at Chat- 
tanooga Choo Choo at 6 p.m, down Maii:et St. 
lo Ross's Landing al 7 p.m. where the festivities 
begin, 265-0771 

Christmas at the Wunrer- Hunter Museum, 
Sat.. Dec, 14. 6:30-9:30 p.m., 267-0968 
Christmas fflrty—Chatt. Audubon Society. Sat, 
Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., refreshments & caroling in 
200-year-old cabin. 892-1499 
New Year's Eve Block Party— Tues.. Dec. 31. 
II p,m.-12:30a,m„ downtown. 265-0771 
New Year's Eve Masquerade flo//- Hunter 
Museum.T\ies,. Dec, 31, 8:30 p,m,-la,m.. come 
dressed as your favorite 19th or 20th century per- 
sonality or just come dressed up for the New 
Year, 267-0968 

"Newspapers should be 

the modern-day church 

doors on which any and all 

can post their theses. " 

newspaper editor, 1994 

■ December 13, 1996 

The Breakup 

by Jim Loiinsbury & Luis Gracia. Humor Columnists 

Luis, I'm so glad we've decided 
i'to keep writing this column to- 
r, even though I'll be in Aus- 
I'tralia next semester. 
Yeah. sure. 

I know I'm probably going to 

■ be super busy over there, but don't 

|worry, I'll make time for us. This 

■itcJe has become so important to 

le: ii's a part of me now. This is 

.)ing to be great! 


Like you said, not even an ocean 
in keep, us apart. 
Yeah. I did say tfiat. didn 't I? 
It's like you and I were meant 

be a writing team. Des 
I brought us together. It seems 
I just yesterday when we.. .Luis'; 


What's wrong? You st 


, I'm just tired. I guess. 

Are you sure? I don't know, but 
it seems like you're never tired un- 
til I start talking about Australia. Is 
there something you're not telling 

Of course not. 

Luis, we agreed we'd always be 
honest with each other. You know 
you can tell me anything. We've 
been writing together too long to 
keep secrets. 

Don 'i worry about it. 

Is it me? Did I do something 
wrong? Talk to me. 

Just forget about it. 

Please, Luis, I won't be able to 
sleep tonight unless I know what's 
wrong. And besides, we've always 
been able to work things out. 

/ don 't know. I Ve just been do- 
ing a lot of thinking lately... 

About what? Us? Are you hav- 
ing second thoughts about next se- 

~ Yeah. I guess this whole long- 
distance thing is beginning to 
bother me. 

Why? They have e-mail in Aus- 
tralia. We could write an article ev- 
ery day if we wanted to. I thought 
we'd already discussed this. 

It's not that. I know we can still 
write together. It just seems so com- 
plicated: calling is too expensive, 
letters take too much time, and wfiat 
if they don't have Internet? 

You know Christina is a real ti- 
ger when it comes to deadlines— 
why do you think Heidi is going to 

What are you saying, Luis? Do 
you want to stop writing with me? 

/'// be honest with you. Jim, the 
idea has crossed my mind. 

I can't believe this. After every- 
thing we've been through, you're 
just going to throw it all away? But 
we make such a great team. All our 
friends say we're the best writing 
duo they've ever read. What am I 
going to do? I don't know if I can 

n writing Without you. 


talented. And besides. I think it 
would be healthy if we both began 
writing with other people for 

Oh, now I see what's going on. 
You want to write with someone 
else. You're probably doing it al- 
ready. WHO IS IT?? Is it Todd 
McFarland? He's always had his 

eye on you. Or maybe it's Greg 
Wedel. I heard he's on the rebound 
from Anthony Reiner. Wait! It's 
Fowler, isn't it? You and Bryan have 
been writing behind my back. 
haven't you? I can't believe you 
would stoop that low. You know, 
Elidees* was right. 

Well, Carah* wasn't exactly 
singing your praises either, so let's 
leave our past out of this. 

1 can't believe you're doing diis 
to me. I trusted you. I typed for you. 
I put my heart into writing this ar- 
ticle — and you reward me with this? 
I feel so used, so betrayed, so dirty. 
I don't know what I ever saw in you. 

Listen, I don 't want it to end this 
way. Can't we still be friends? 

Friends? I'm sorry, but I don't 
maintain friendships with lying, 
cheating, backstabbing jerks like 
you. I don't ever want to write with 
you again. I don't even want to go 
to Australia any more — it's not far 
enough away from you! 

Well, wherever you decide to go. 
I'll make sure they send you the 
Accent so you can see how much 
better the column is without you. 

Is that so? Then allow me to 
help you get started, finish this ar- 
ticle yourself! 

*Actual names have been changed 
to protect.. .us. 

mothers with antisocial children 

ifRerQ> CjjristnmsJ 


Can you match the staff members' names with their faces? 

(Note: One staff member is not pictured. Answers hidden throughout paper) 

Jon Mullen 

Duane Gang 

Heidi Boggs 


Christina Hogan [ 

Greg Wedel 

Jason Garey 

^^ «^ January 17, 1997 

The Official Student Newspaper of Southern Adventist University ^^Volume 52 

Construction Causes Toxic Fumes in Hickman 

What s Inside... 


S ruDENT Teacher, p. 2 

SsuTH Resigns, p.2 

CambodiaTrep, p. 3 
Southern TV Show, p. 4 
Kerr Wins Scholorship, p. 4 
Internet Learning, p. 5 
"^ n DENT Finance, p. 5 


Editorial Independence, p. 6 

I lisTORY Flashback, p. 8 Updates, p. 8 


Voir Wrote It. p. 9 
CoMMUNiTV Calendar, p. 9 


Bowl Aftermath, p. 10 

R^SKF^rBALL,p. 10 

^ ilkbowlPreview, p. 10 


by Jason Carey 

Toxic fumes in Hickman, 
caused by construction, have been 
making some students ill, but the 
administration is trying to remedy 
the problem. 

Many students were feeling 
sick, tired, lightheaded, nauseous, 
and experienced headaches. 

"I'm not sure what it entails or 
what kind of fumes they are, but it 
gave me a headache, I felt tired, and 
a bit tipsy," says Jessica Howard, 
second-year freshman. 

Students also complained of a 
burning sensation in the nostrils and 
difficulty breathing. Many felt it 
was very dangerous and unhealthy 
to spend an hour or more in a room 
filled with toxic fijmes. 

"1 really didn't smell the fumes 
until I was waiting for someone in 
the hall," says Sophomore Jason 
Dunkel. "I actually had to go in the 
stainvell, which has different fumes, 
so that I wouldn't pass out." 

Hickman's fumes are a combi- 
nation of paint, floor finish, carpet 
adhesives and paint thinner. Re- 
cently, the heating and ventilation 
system for Hickman has been 
turned on due to the extreme cold. 
Because of this, dust and fumes are 
pouring into the classrooms dirough 
the ventilation ducts in the ceiling. 

"This is an energy efficient 
building for heating and cooling, 
but the exchange of air is slower," 
says Helen Durichek, Associate 
Vice-President for Financial Ad- 
. But the ventilation 

Sickman Hall?: Studenis begin classes in the new Hickman Science 
Center. However, many students complained of toxic fitmes in the build- 
ing due to incomplete c 

units are just spreading around the 
same fumes. 

The staff are keeping the doors 
open, students say it doesn't help. 
The students must either deal with 
the fumes coming from the carpet 
floor finish, paint, and paint thin- 
ner, or close the door and deal with 
the same fumes being spread 
through the vents right above their 

Students in the amphitheater style 
rooms are on the raised platforms. 
This puts students closer to the air 
ducts and, therefore, closer to the 
dust and fumes. The teachers, how- 
ever, are on the ground floor nearly 
15 feet away from the vents. Usu- 
ally, they are not fully aware of the 

"The subject was brought up, 
but the teacher really didn't notice," 
says Freshman Lairy Turner. 

"There was a problem one day 
last week. The teachers told the fac- 
ulty, so they [the constnicdon crew] 
stopped doing the floor finish. 
We've asked for the work to be done 
on off hours," says Durichek. 
Recently, the fumes have subsided, 
and the air in the building has be- 
come breathable. The fumes in 
Hickman are not completely gone, 
however, and with construction still 
underway, it is very possible that 
these same toxins may return. 

RozELL Resigns For Personal Reasons 

by Chri 

2 Hoga 

Dan Rozeli, associate profes- 
sor of business and Long Term 
Care, resigned during Christmas 
break due to personal reasons. 

The administration refuses to 
comment about the specifics, and 
Rozell could not be reached for 

Rozell, who started the Long 
Term Care program in 1979, built 
it to the first nationally approved 
long term health care program in the 
country. It was the first program 
accredited last year among higher 
education institutions across the 

There are 47 majors in the pro- 

gram at Southern. 

The Long-Term Care program 
will continue as planned, says Jim 
Segar, dean of the School of Busi- 

Rozell's departure is ai 
fortunate" situation for the depart- 
ment, says Long-Term Care majoi 
Ryan Kochenower. "The depart- 
ment is, however, dedicated lo fo- 
cusing on the future of the pro 

Jeff Lemon, sophomore Long- 
Term Care major, also doesn't be- 
lieve it will affect the program. 

He does, however, question 

the department's lack of c 
cation with the students. 

"They wouldn't tell us any 
details," he says. 

John Tubbs, junior Long-Term 
Care major, agrees. 

"I wish [the administration] 
wouldn't keep us in the dark. He 
was an advisor to some of us so, we 
have the right to know why he left," 
he says. 

A search is being conducted 
for a new director, and the summer 
classes will continue as usual with 
teachers from the long-term care 


Southern Student Builds Local School's RE. 
Program From Scratch 

by Aridra Armstrong 

His life transcends two worlds. 

Friends here at Southern know 
him as "Jason," while another group 
of little individuals hail him 

Jason Hobbs is a physical edu- 
cation junior, but he also fills the 
role of RE. teacher at Standifer Gap 
Elementary school. He teaches over 
85 elementary students from 9:30 
a.m. to noon, four days a week . 

"My wife saw a posting for a 
job as a part-time P.E. teacher and 
told me about it," Hobbs says. "I felt 
pretty lucky to get the job." 

Standifer Gap did not offer a 
physical education program before 
Hobbs was hired. Consequently, 
Hobbs is slowly building a program 
from ground zero as he assesses the 
kids' skill levels. 

This aside, the biggest frustra- 
tion Hobbs says he faces is a lack 
of sports equipment- 

"I have more [sports] equipment 
in my closet at home than the school 
owns," says Hobbs. 

Hobbs also helps physical edu- 
cation teacher Robert Benge at A. 
W. Spalding Elementary school. He 
uses this connection to help supple- 

ment his equipment supply. 

He says the situation at the 
school is improving, but he doesn't 
think any major changes will occur 
before this semester ends. 

Hobbs says he was denied col- 
lege credit as a student teacher smce 
he is not working under a licensed 
teacher. That doesn't bother him. 
though, because he's gaining prac- 
tical experience and beefing up his 

"When I start a job, I'll have 
some inkling of what it's like to be 
part of a faculty," says Hobbs. 

So far Hobbs is having a blast, 
though he admits to feeling 
swamped. Besides working at 
Standifer Gap and helping coach 
gymnastics and basketball at 
Spalding, Hobbs is signed-up for a 
full class load and works 20 hours 
a week at McKee Foods Corp. 

"My wife wishes I were at home 
more," Hobbs says. 

Hobbs and his wife Jenny 
moved to Collegedale from Or- 
lando, Fla., following their marriage 
a year and a half ago. 

Jenny is enrolled as a junior el- 
ementary education major. 

Smith Resigns As Chair of 
English Department 

by Andra Armstrong 

His first love was always teach- 
ing and he never enjoyed paper 

That is why Dr. David Smith 
resigned as chair of the English and 
Speech department. 

But fans of Smith's teaching 
need not panic. He will retain his 
duties throughout this semester and 
will continue to teach at Southern 
next year. 

Smith says resigning was a 
fairly easy decision since his goal 
was never to chair the department. 
He took the job 10 years ago at the 
request of the administration during 
a time when he thought his help was 

And his time has been appreci- 

"As chair, he's treated me as if 
I were extremely important and spe- 
cial." says Jon Mullen, an English 

As department chair , Smith's 
responsibilities — including paper- 
work, planning, and budgeting — 

have increased. This leaves little time 
for activities he enjoys most. 

"I'll have more time to concen- 
trate on writing, teaching, and get- 
ting involved in professional orga- 
nizations," Smith says. 

Smith almost relinquished his 
responsibility last year, as well as the 
previous year. Yet someone always 
managed to talk him out of it. 

Smith says during his time as 
chair many changes have occurred, 
such as student assessment programs 
and more flexible curriculum for 
English majors. Most notably, he 
says, is the dawn of a "new, wonder- 
ful wodd." 

"We have plunged full steam into 
the computer age," says Smith. "Six- 
teen years ago we didn't even have 
an electric typewriter. Now every 
teacher has a computer and printer." 

Dr. Wilma McClarty will be- 
come the new department chair. She 
is proud of what she calls a "strong 
department," and plans to keep it that 

Lending a helping hand: Jason Hobbs teaches physical educa- 
tion to over 85 elementary students four days a week . 

A New Name...A New Logo 



Finally! This is the Southern Adventist University's new logo. The 
Accent would like to know your thoughts and comments on it. Please 
feel free to write or e-mail us. 

I January 17, 1S97 

I C 'dale Community Members Build Church in Cambodu 
During Christmas 

y Dave Cook 

He had snow, a tree and trav- 
lled long distances this Christmas. 
But Chris Swafford,psychology 
ajor at Southern, had a much dif- 
ferent break than the average South- 
1 student. 
Swafford and about 30 other 
Jollegedale Church members spent 
1 building a church in 

According to Swafford. they 
re able to build the church in only 
|iur days. Each morning they woke 
P at 5:00. 
After eating breakfast, each per- 
il either painted, cut boards or 
immered nails. They stopped for 
nch, then conlinued work until 
|i)0 or 6:00 in the evening. 

In a church service report about 
e trip. Wolf Jedamski, Coliegedale 
Ihurch administrator, showed slides 
pf primitive caribou-drawn carts 
■that passed by on the road next to 
■the church. He showed pictures of 
a lady next door who painstakingly 
crushed stones, one by one, to make 

Jedamski said the group at- 
I tracted an audience of curious chil- 
I dren. He showed them begging for 
1 scraps of wood and drinking out of 
I the workers' water bottles. He said 
e of the group took time to teach 
I the kids Christian songs and tell 
[them Bible stories. 

spite of all the work, 
■Jedamski says they did take time to 
|celebrate the holidays. Their Christ- 
i branch from local 
kreenery fastened to the frame of 
|he unfinished church. Their snow 
a bag of the fake stuff sprinkled 
by Sherrie Piatt, Coliegedale 
Church's public relations director. 
Jedamski says they were able to 
'mpleie the building in time to 
■keep Sabbath in it with the local 
■Seventh-day Adventists. They cel- 
lebrated by baptizing 14 new mem- 
Ibers and singing familiar hymns. 
I Some of the workers even brought 
I instruments and played the electric 
I donated by Coliegedale 
I Church. 

The next day the builders com- 
I pleted the finishing touches, then 
■eiebrated the official grand open- 
I ing of the church. They strung a red 
I ribbon in front of the door and held 
a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Among the people who cut the 
s a government official- 
ter of religion. Jedamski 
I says this man had been trying to get 
a Christian church in that province 
f for years. He was "thrilled" with the 

Christmas in Cambodia: During the Christmas vacai 
traveled to Cambodia to build this church (above) for 

on of '96. 30 members of the Coliegedale SDA Church 
2 local SDA congregation. 

new church and kept saying in 
amazement, "So fast, so fast!" 

While in the area, Jedamski says 
they visited some of Southern's stu- 
dent missionaries, like Chris 
Sorenson, Steve Nyirady and Kristi 

Besides working, worshipping 
and ministering, the group also took 
some time to play. Before the trip 
was over they were able to visit 
places like the Ankar Wat temple. 
Swafford says this temple took 800 
years to build and is considered one 
of the great wonders of the worid. 
He says it is like the pyramids and 
described it as "really tremendous." 

For Swafford, however, the real 
fun came in seeing some of his old 
friends. He had been an Adventist 
Frontier Missions volunteer in 
Cambodia the year before and had 
made a number of local friends. He 
says he was able to visit a church 
he helped start and see how the 
members were coming along. 

Not only was Swafford able to 
visit some of his old friends, he was 
even able to see one get married. 
He called it "kinda unique" because 
the groom was an American and the 
bride a Cambodian. 

He says it was strange because 
they niixed the wedding customs of 
both cultures. For the Cambodian 
part of the ceremony, the groom 
took his wedding party to the house 
of the bride's family. While there, 
members of the bride's family and 
wedding party crossed over and lit 

the candles of the groom's party. 

For the American part of the wedding, they wore the traditional tux 
and gown. However, since kissing in public is taboo, they had to "tie the 
knot" with ribbons instead of kissing the bride. 

For Swafford and his friends, Christmas was hardly traditional, but he 
says they sdil feU die spirit of Christmas. 

As Jedamski says. 'This trip was about people." 

Upcoming CARE Events 


• February 1 — Adventist Christian Theater 

• February 15 — Valentine program by Oakwood 

Just to Know Him 

• Looking for fellowsidp, Bible study and prayer" 

• Join one of the many small groups in the dorms 

• Sign-ups Sunday the 19th. Questions? Call 
Heather Zinke at 2631 or BUly Gager at 3315. 

Southern's TV Show Could Go Network 

by Crystal Candy 

"Searching the Scriptures" 
might go network- 
Southern's student-produced 
TV show broadcast on WOMBA 
(White Oak Mountain Broadcast- 
ing), is gaining more than just lo- 
cal recognition. 

In the near future, the show, 
which is a half-hour discussion of 
the Sabbath School lesson, might be 
seen on 3ABN (Three Angels 
Broadcasting Network), an SDA na- 
tional network, and might be heard 
on KCDS, Pacific Union College's 
radio station. 

Dr. Ron du Preez, the show's 
mediator, recently spoke with Dr. 
Phillip Samaan from the General 
Conference. Samaan is the editor of 
the Adult Sabbath School Lesson 
for the entire Adventist church. 

Du Preez just happened to have 
a copy of the program with him and 
showed it to Samaan, who was very 

Samaan told du Preez that 
"Searching the Scriptures" is not a 
program for scholars. He says it's a 
program that a regular member can 
understand and learn from. 

He told du Preez that he would 
encourage 3ABN officials to broad- 

cast "Searching the Scriptures." If 
it is approved, the program could 
reach viewers all over the United 
States. KCDS also requested a copy 
of the audio track of the show for pos- 
sible air play. 

Last year Dr. Volker Henning, 
professor of Journalism, had an idea 
for a new program to be broadcast on 
WOMBA. the local 3ABNaffiUate. 

Henning says he felt there was 
a niche for a program of this type. 

'There wasn't a program that 
focused on the Sabbath School les- 
son, and we felt it would be a good 
compliment to the church ser\'ices 
that are broadcast." 

The program is taped in the first 
floor seminar/studio room in Brock 
Hall. It was originally shot as a pi- 
lot program with the video produc- 

Now, after being on the air regu- 
lariy since October, the program is 
getting positive feedback from com- 
munity members as well as confer- 
ence officials. 

Du Preez says just about every- 
one he talks to has good things to 
say about the program. 

will stop rae and say 'thank you so 

Kerr Wins Scholarship 

Three of Four Finalists from Southern 

by Jenni Anigas 

In the two-and-a-half years she 
has been at Southern, Sophomore 
Ruthie Kerr has left her mark. 

Most students know her as the 
co-producer of the 1996/1997 
Strawberry Festival. What many 
may not know is that this broadcast 
joumaUsm major was awarded the 
Chattanooga Advertising Federa- 
tion Scholarship for the 1996-97 
school year. 

When Kerr filled out the appli- 
cation for the scholarship, she did 
not expect to win. Kerr, sophomore 
broadasting major Crystal Candy, 
and junior broadcasting major 
David George, were chosen to be 
three of the four finalists. 

Each was required to write an 
essay describing why he or she 
should be awarded the scholarship. 
Kerr was invited to Radio Chatta- 
nooga where she was interviewed. 
Then on December 17, her $1,000 
scholarship was announced at the 
Silver Medal and Scholarship 
Awards Luncheon at the Walden 

"It was perfect timing," says 
Kerr, "to receive the scholarship 

Ruthie Ken; Soph.. Broadcasting 

right before Christmas, just in time 
for second semester." 

Kerr was able to talk with 
members of the club, some of whom 
are prominent broadcast journalists 
in Chattanooga. 

'These people really care about 
students," says Kerr. "It's part of 
why they give out these scholar- 

"It was neat talking with all of 
them. They were really interested 
in what students thought. I'm ex- 
cited. I didn't expect to win." 

much for your program." " Du Preez also encourages them to give sugges- 
tions on things that might need changing. 

In the meanthne, the video production class will continue to help v, 
this program as part of their class requirements. 

The show for February will be taped on January 19. At the end of| 
January, they will start recording for the summer programs. 

"Searching the Scriptures" is broadcast locally on channels 5 and 26| 
on Friday night at 8:00 and Saturday morning at 8:30. 

Free speech is to a great people _ 
what winds are to oceans and m| 
larial regions, which waft away tj.^ 
elements of disease, and bring new 
elements of health. Where free li 
speech is stopped miasma is brem 
and death comes fast. 

— Henry Ward Beecher, li 

Annoiincing The 

Accent^ s Soon-To- 

Be- Annual 

Writinff and 



Deadline: March 3 

Cateffories: Essay- 

Limit: Three entries per 

Tucker Brings New Vision to Student Finance 

by Amber Henen 

Are you ready for a change ir 
the Student Finance office? 

Many students complain ol 
long lines and not-so-user- friendly- 

He arrived the first of Decem- 
ber so he could become familiar 
with the computer software and the 

Tucker was previously the di- 
rector of the student finance office 
at Columbia Union College for six 

"My biggest goal here at South- 
em," says Tucker, "is to make sure 
students are serviced in a friendly, 
helpful way." 

During registration, he set up a 

television in the hall playing clas- 
sics such as The Three Stooges and 
Abbott and Coslello for those long 
hours of waiting in line. 

"I want to make coming to the 
finance office as least painful as 
possible," says Tucker. 

"The movies made my wait 
seem a lot shorter," says Kent Rufo, 
a new biology major from Toledo, 

Since Wright Hall will be un- 
dergoing some renovations in this 
next year Tucker hopes to have the 
finance office changed to become 
more user-friendly. 

His vision includes making it 
possible to see more than one sm- 
dent at a time, making records more 
confidential, and the office more or- 

Backpack-Carrying Habits Can Lead to Back Problems 


V Win 

EVANSTON, III.— Using both 
straps of a backpack has come back 
into vogue, and it's taking a load off 
students' backs. 

"Junior high was the one-strap 
era," says Freshman Eric Chiou. 
"When you think about wearing one 
strap (now), it seems so '80s." 

For once, fashion coincides with 
health. According to Sacared 
Bodison, chief director and coordi- 
nator of sports medicine at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland at College Park, 
using the back muscles symmetri- 
cally rather than putting the weight 
all on one side will help students 
avoid back problems. 

"When you shift to one shoul- 
der, those muscles work harder, and 
there's pain just from the torque," 
Bodison says. "It's an over-usage 

To reduce the possibility of back 
problems, Bodison advises distrib- 
uting weight over all the muscles by 
wearing two straps. 

"The point is using the back 
muscles symmetrically," she says. 

Robert Fulanovich, a chiroprac- 
tor in downtown Evanston, 111., says 
he remembers treating a student for 
upper-back problems made worse 
by carrying her backpack over one 

"(Students) are now, carrying 
their entire worldly possessions 
with them every day," he says. 

Carrying a heavy backpack on 
one shoulder for several hours a day 
will cause tight joints in that side 
and accumulated stress and strain, 
Fulanovich says. 

"(Wearing one strap) doesn't 
hurt at the time you're doing it, and 

you don't associate (it) to the pain 
later on," he says. 

But some students say they no- 
ticed the awkwardness of the one- 
strap style more than the pain. 

"I always had tons of books, and 
one side would be way stronger than 
the other," says Freshman Lori Wil- 
liams. "It didn't really hurt. I just 
noticed I was kind of lopsided." 

Lopsided or not, students en- 
dured the discomfort for the sake of 

"I wore (my backpack) over one 
shoulder during middle school and 
high school because I didn't want 
to be uncool," says Junior Sumi 
Pendakur. "Even when you were 
leaning over to one side, you still 
had to wear it over one shoulder." 

But even the current two-strap 
fashion won't prevent ail back prob- 

lems. According to Bodison, lean- 
ing over during studying, typing and 
using computers also aggravates 
back problems, as well as non-er- 
gonomic chairs in lecture halls and 
the heavy weight of the backpacks 

"The first thing we tell (students 
with back complaints) is to get rid 
of the weight," Bodison says. 

Other treatments include using 
correct lifting techniques, building 
upper-body strength, increasing 
range of motion for the neck and 
shoulders and using heat and mas- 
sage. Anti-inflammatory medica- 
tion may be prescribed as a last re- 

New Class Offered Through Internet 


A new class at Southern requires 
only a computer and a basic knowl- 
edge of the Internet. 

The program, called Distant 
Learning, is currently available to 
students who for various reasons arc 
unable to attend regular classes. The 
entire program is still in die experi- 
mental stages. 

Dr. Jon Green, professor of Edu- 
(.ation and Psychology, designed the 
first pilot program featuring Tech- 
nology and Education, a class he 


r Tyson Willey will be the 
-ni lo take the class. 

"Green offered me the internet 
class because I couldn't fit it into 
my regular schedule," he says. 

If the pilot program is success- 
ful, the class will be offered this 
summer. Students who decide t 
take the program will be able t- 
enroll via the Internet. 

Unlike other inlemet classes ol 
fered by universities. Southern i 
pioneering audio ;uid video feature; 

Instructors will have the optio; 
of complimenting their class witi 
video clips or lectures of up to 21' 
minutes. A chat feature is also avail 
able where up to four students or t!iL 

professor can cany on discussions. 

'The program is user-friendly for both student and teacher. It only r 
quires a limited knowledge of the Internet," Green says. 

Accent Demands Editorial Independence 

Everything I learned in Mass 
Media Law & Ethics. News Report- 
ing, and History of Mass Commu- 
nication (not to mention my intern- 
ship) has just been shot down. 

Why did I bother learning 
about free press and Hbel and truth 
ifl can't use it? 

Why is Southern Adventist 
University teaching us journalism 
students how to be great investiga- 
tive, accurate, truthful journalists if 
they're just going to turn around and 

"The freedom of speech and 
the freedom of the press have not 
been granted to the people in order 
that they may say the things which 
please, but [that they have] the right 
to say the things which displease" 
(Samuel Gompers. labor leader, 

Unfortunately, the Southern 
Accent doesn't share that freedom 
of speech. We are a censored paper. 
We are not editorially independent 
from Southern Adventist Univer- 
sity, so therefore the truth is some- 
times hidden from you, the students, 
the ones who deserve to know. 

Since 1 consider the Accent to 
be the students' newspaper, I feel 
the students should know that a 
front page story in this issue never 
made it to press — it was censored. 



censorship — that's not a nice word. 
Well, if it isn't censorship, I don't 
know what it is. 

Shouldn't students know why 

a faculty member mysteriously 
leaves? Is letting everyone beUeve 
the rumors better than telUng them 
the truth? 

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," 
wrote the poet Keats. But he was 
wrong. The truth isn't always beau- 
tiful. Sometimes the truth is pain- 
ful and ugly. It makes people mad, 
but it also dispels the rumors and 

1 am not here to destroy lives. 
I am not here to "mudrake." I am 
here to do my job, and now I dis- 
cover that I can't. 

How can we possibly expect 
real journalism in this kind of situ- 
ation? I am asking for editorial in- 
dependence. Let us print what we 
want to. We do have morals, we do 
have ethics. We can make our own 
decisions with intelligence. 

I admit. I don't know how edi- 
torial independence can be insti- 
tuted at Southern, but it needs to be 

Almost any other university 

paper would have run a story simi- 
lar to our censored one. Yes, it in- 
volved a faculty member. Yes, it was 
a touchy issue. Does Happy Valley 
need to know? Definitely. 

We can't cover up all the bad 
things in life. Adventist colleges...! 
mean, universities. ..aren't perfect, 
so let's stop trying to paint them that 

Yes, this is a private university 
(which doesn't deserve that title) 
but it is run like a small government. 
We have a president. We have the 
president's administration and cabi- 
net. Under that is the professors. 
And so forth. 

Suppose someone in Clinton's 
administration suddenly left. 
Wouldn't the press hound the White 
House until they found out the 

The same applies here at 

Southern. We are the public and 

we want to know the truth. 

Be C0NSIDERATE...G1VE Some Respect 

A few times in my life I felt 
I was on hallowed ground. 

When 1 felt the place I was at 
was truly sacred, that it stood for 
something larger than myself. 

The Viemam Memorial was one 

could feel 
t h e 
Todd McFarland change in 
Columnist behavior 

proached those black granite walls. 

Everyone around me was con- 
centrating on the names of the 
58,000 men and women who died 
and what that sacrifice meant. 

Many were mourning a friend 
or relative. Others were simply try- 
ing to come to grips with the enor- 
mity of this part of American his- 

You could sense the respect 
from their behavior. No one was 
milling around talking or laughing. 
Conversation was subdued and re- 
spectful as they moved along the 
wall in silent reflection. 

Those who visit the wall do this 
not because anyone forces them, but 
because they choose to honor and 
respect the memory of those who 
died for their country. 

Indeed, the ground was sacred, 
hallowed, set aside to help us re- 

member our past. Silence is often 
how we show respect to that which 
is sacred. We focus on the meaning 
of what we are beholding. 

You can tell how revered a place 
is by people's behavior. If they are 
laughing and talking, they do not 
really respect what that site stands 

Sadly, this also holds true for 
our churches. When you walk into 
Collegedale Church any Thursday 
for Assembly or Friday Vespers it 
becomes painfully evident that 
many students and staff do not re- 
spect what is supposed to be sacred 

Many times, standing in the 
church, 1 have seen so many people 
studying I have wondered why we 
don't just set up tables in the gym 
and call it study hall. 

Not that 1 am perfect. I will be 
the first to admit having spent many 
an Assembly and Vespers talking or 

One of the causes of this disre- 
spect is how the sanctuary is treated. 
The church and school have al- 
lowed almost anything to be pre- 
sented from that pulpit. Many of 
these events are perfectly accept- 
able — in another location. 

A few weeks ago Kay Kuzma 
gave an excellent talk on what to 
look for in a mate. Marriage is a 
holy institution ordained by God. 
But, did that talk focus on God? No, 
most of what she presented is stan- 
dard material taught in psychology 

I am not saying what she said 
was wrong or bad, only that it was 
presented in the wrong location. 



Wohlers and others make from the 
pulpit are another example of treat- 
ing the church as a secular site. Save 
those for the Chatter. 

Everything that goes on in that 
sanctuary should point to God in 
one way or another. Announcing the 
upcoming talent show does not 
point to God. 

An even more blatant desecra- 
tion of the church occurred last 
semester when Tony Mavrakos 
spoke for Commitment Weekend. 

While he may have had many 
good things to say, his 20 minute 
comedy routine on being stuck in 
the women's bathroom was a dis- 
grace and an embarrassment. 

His story was funny and memo- 
rable, but what was the spiritual 
point of talking about tampons, lis- 
tening to lesbians, and fending off 
trans vestites? 

If there was a "moral" or lesson 
to that story, I missed it. Not that 
Mavrakos is the only speaker to tell 
inappropriate stories. 

During my freshman year, Mar- 
tin Weber humored us with stories 
of putting a dollar in the offering 
plate for each time he masturbated 
that week. 

There is a place for humor in 
sermons. However, it should be ap- 
propriate, not something you might 
hear on an HBO comedy hour. 

Another factor in the lack of 

respect shown God's house is that 
many people somehow think it is 
all right to talk or study during the 
service. They simply do not think 
their behavior is wrong. 

Yet last year during Allison 
Titus' memorial service, I didn't see 
one person studying and people 
were actually quiet during the ser- 
vice. The reason? Everyone there 
came for one purpose— to honor her 
life and mourn her death. 

God deserves the same undi- 
vided attention and respect. What 
we need is a fundamental change in 
attitude and behavior. 

Instead of viewing Assembly 
and Vespers as chances to review 
those Organic Chem notes or as a 
dating opportunity, we should look 
at it as a chance to come face to face 
with our Creator. 

This means doing a couple of 
things. First, the administration and 
the CARE office need to make 
changes so that the entire service 
points to God. No more reminders 
to sign up for the ski trip. 

Second, and most important, all 
of us who attend these services need 
to act as though we were walking 
into the presence of God. 

No matter how boring the 
speaker is or unimportant the topic, 
just sit there. 

You are an adult now; you can 
sit for an hour without talking. If 
Southern as a campus started to be- 
have as though God was present,! 
believe we would see a huge change 
in our public worship. 

A Letter From Down Under 

G'day mates. I am serving as Assistant Dean at Lilydale Adventist 
Academy in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Sometimes I feel this isn't much 
of a mission field, but whenever I feel that way, God always points out 
where I am wrong. 

It has been a busy five months and I have learned a lot. (Yes, you can 
learn without cramming for tests). My responsibilities here include look- 
ing after the girls in the dorm, coordinating vespers, Saturday night pro- 
grams, and other things that fall under the category of Campus Ministries. 

After a couple weeks of deaning here, I prayed. "Lord, please help me 
make a difference in these precious lives. I've given myself to You in this 
I your fullest capacity." 

to be my prayer. I have grown to love my girls, even 
they each add something special to our dorm family, 
the girls' dorm, so it is a very close-knit family envi- 
which the head dean and I act as mothers. It seems a bit crazy 
being a mom to 27 teenagers when 1 am only 21. but I am enjoying it. 

After only one week here. I found myself dealing with committee 
meetings, organizing a banquet, and performing dorm duties, while main- 
taining correspondence with family, friends, and most important, God. 
Deaning lakes heaps of energy and patience. Sometimes I have to take five 
minutes of quiet time (whatever that is) in order to maintain my sanity. I 
have also learned the necessity of taking cat naps in any spare moment. 

It's challenging planning vespers and worships for the youth here, as 
many come from non-Christian backgrounds and are not interested in spiri- 
tuality. But I am always encouraged when I hear the kids discussing things 
that were brought up in Sabbath School or vespers. God is truly merciful. 

the difficult ones. 
There are only 27 

Adventists Should "Guard Edges of Sabbath" 

The editorial in the November 
26, 1996 issue of the Southern Ac- 
cent entitled "A Full Day's 
Work.. .Eight Hours," suggests that 
Adventist institutions and businesses 
should remain open on Friday after- 
noon just like the rest of the world. 

The writer, in particular, men- 
tioned the businesses in Collegedale. 
He says, "The businesses here in 
Happy Valley need to face reality. 
That reahty is Friday afternoon is as 
much a business day as Monday af- 

That is what most of the world 
says, but are not we Adventists sup- 
posed to be different? Like this ar- 
ticle bnjught out, the idea behind Fri- 
day afternoon is the counsel that 
Ellen White gives about "guarding 
the edges of die Sabbadi." Are we 
to ignore the advice given to us? 

The article mentions that though 
the Adventists here in Collegedale 
have Friday afternoons to prepare 
for the Sabbath, "everyone is down 
at the VM or at home frantically 
cleaning before sundown." 

Tliough the employees may not 
make use of the time given them to 
prepare for the Sabbath, I feel they 
should at least be given the oppor- 
tunity to "guard the edges of the Sab- 
bath," and leave the rest to their con- 
When I was a child my father 
worked for an Adventist institution, 
and therefore he was always at home 
Friday afternoons. 

This allowed him to be able to 
help with cleaning die house and 
preparing for Sabbath, so my mom 

did not have to do all the house clean- 
ing alone. Many do use Friday after- 
noon to prepare for the Sabbath. 

I do agree with the author that the 
offices of Wright Hall could be more 
efficient and have better hours. Once 
I waited 20 minutes to sign a check 
when there were two cashiers and 
only three people ahead of me. 

They had to catch up on what 
going on in each person's hfe. and 
as much time as they took to 
the money, I could have counted it 
three times. 

Improvement needs to be made, 
but I don't feel diat being open three 
or four hours on Friday afternoon 
would help that much. 

Most students can find time to do 
their business during the week, 
though not always enough to wait for 
cashiers' chit-chat. 

The businesses in Collegedale do 
"have an obligation to serve their 
customers," but they also have an ob- 
hgadon to honor God's SabbaUi. Es- 
pecially when the sun sets as early 
as 5 p.m. should employees have Fri- 
day afternoon off. 

"God did not intend for the Sab- 
bath to be an excuse not to work...." 
but he did make it so man could "rest 
from all his work" (Gen. 2:2). I feel 
that people need to be given time to 
prepare for the Sabbath so they can 
honor the Fourth Commandment. 

A fijll day's work is eight hours, 
but on Fridays, some of it should be 
spent preparing for the Sabbath. 

Steve Miller 



as He as been revealing His plan for me here gradually, knowing that I 
would be overwhelmed if He did it any other way. I've learned to take 
Ihmgs as they come. I once read this quote: "It's hard taking my problems 
one at a time when they reftjse to get in line." Somedmes I have such a 
long list of thmgs to do in a day that I don't know where to start. But when 
I lay it before God, He takes a look and we get to work. 

One morning I was up a bit earlier and went outside before going on 
duty. When I saw the sun rising over the horizon, I ran back into my fiat, 
grabbed my camera and tripod, and set it up in the yard. After snapping a 
few shots, the boys' dean came rushing by. He was a bit surprised to °ee 
me and said, "Oh, good morning. Heidi. Got something good coming 
there?" I told him the sunrise was just beaulifiil. He turned around, looked, 
and said, "Oh, I hadn't taken time to notice it." 

I started thinking about how typical this is. We get so tied u 

about, that we forget to notice the little diings God gives us to 

lives more pleasant. It's these simple pleasures that keep me going. The 
lovely mornings when most people are too groggy -eyed to nodce. A beau- 
tiful piece of fruit. A warm home. Being awakened by the songs of the 
magpies, the laughing kookaburras, or the bright sunshine. The different 
shades of grey clouds, some lit up by the hidden sun. Singing our national 
anthem. The girls often laugh at me finding such great joy in these simple 
things, but if you don't, stress will take over or gloom will overcome you. 

There have been some lonely times when I thought I had no one but 
God. While in many ways this was true, I have realized that He is all I 
need. And after teaching me that. He has helped me make many wonder- 
ful friends. Going to a new place where you don't know anyone is always 
hard. (I'm sure anyone who's been a freshman can relate). But it gets 
better. Now I am dreading next July when I will have to say good-bye to 
all my ftiends here and go home. 

Heidi Ehlert 
Student Missionary 
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

A Retraction 

Almost one year ago, the South- 
ern Accent primed an article written by 
Stacy Delay about a handicap parking 
incident between me and Mr. Jack 

Delay look my comments during 
a quick telephone conversation while Troy Stilph, 
1 was working. Unfortunately, I didn't Sophomore 
give much thought while answering Marketing 

Delay's questions. As a result, I regret 
the context in which my quotes were 
placed in the article. I hereby retract 
all comments I made with respect to 
this article. 

Southern Aee&t^i 



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Duane Gang. Jason Garey. Jon 

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Duane Gang - World News Editor 

Greg Wedel - Sports Editor 

Forelfn Correspondant 

Cindi Bowe - Copy Editor 

Heidi Boggs. Africa 

Reporters & Columnists 

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Ad Hanagers 

Jason Garey Rob Hopwood 

Abiye Abebe 

Crystal Candy Stephanie Gulke 

Ja.son Garey 

Andra ArmsU-ong Anthony Reiner 

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Ebonics...Why not 
Brooklynese or 

World News Updates 

It has been about a month since 
the Oakland school board offi- 
cially recognized Ebonics (from 
the word ebony and phonics) or 
Black English as a second lan- 
guage. This recognition has 
sparked interest by many newspa- 
per columnists across die nation, 
and I have decided to throw my 
opinion into the thick of things. 

The Oakland school board's 


World News Editor would 


street slang as a second language. 

They did this in an effort to 
help teach standard English to 
those who speak ebonies. There is 
a misconception about ebonies 
that I must first clarify. In the Oak- 
land schools, ebonies will not be 
taught to students; however, it will 
be taught to teachers in order for 
them to better teach standard En- 
glish — at least that is the plan. 

Is the recognition of ebonies 
the answer to the language prob- 
lems that face some of America's 
youdi? Will this actually work? 

Ebonics will only instill the be- 
lief that mere street slang is an ac- 
ceptable substitute for standard 
English. Additionally, does it take 
the recognition of a language to 
teach a language? For example, 
look at the numerous immigrants 
who came to this nation. Some of 
them did not know a single form 
of English— standard or slang. 
They, however, did not need a 
school board to recognize their 
native tongue as aii official sec- 

ond language for them to learn 
Enghsh. Similarly, they probably 
learned English without their 
teacher knowing their native lan- 
guage. They learned English with 
determination. They learned En- 
glish with hard work. They 
learned English because they had 
a desire. 

Not only is the simple recog- 
nition of ebonies an outrage but 
what is equally outrageous is the 
fact that they called the speaking 
of Ebonics hereditary. If this is so, 
then why is it that not all African- 
Americans speak ebonies? Rather, 
this slang is spoken due to the en- 
vironment in which one lives. 

Is the Oakland School Board 
saying that African- Americans are 
inferior because they have a 
"faulty" gene that causes them to 
speak ebonies — what some would 
consider street slang? 

No one would dare say that it 
is acceptable to be a racist because 
their racism was hereditary. That 
is moronic to say such a thing. But 
in essence isn't that what the Oak- 
land School Board has done?They 
have said that a group who speaks 
a nonstandard form of English 
does so because of genetics. 

Some might ask: Then what 
should be done to elevate the read- 
ing and speaking ability of our 
youth? I do not have the answer 
to that, but what I can do is sug- 
gest several things. The nation's 
educators must look at history. 
They must look to when our 
nation's literacy rate was 90 per- 
cent and build on what our ances- 
tors used to base their educations. 
We can learn from our past to bet- 

Or, we could recognize 
Brooklynese as a second language 
for those in Brooklyn or 
'■red"bonics for all of those who 
live in the "back woods." 

A peaceful world is a world in 
which differences are tolerated, 
and are not eliminated by vio- 

Letter Bombs: Three letter bombs were found at the United Nations Head- 
quarters in New York City this week, and the FBI believes followers of a 
radical Egyptian cleric sent the bombs to the UN. UN officials are fearful 
that more letter bombs may be on the way. The bombs were detonated by 
the NYPD Bomb Squad. (New York Post) 

Simpson TVial: On Monday, O.J. Simpson admitted diat he cheated on his 
then wife Nicole Brown Simpson; however, Simpson insisted that he "ab- 
solutely" never lied about it to Nicole. Simpson admitted having a one- 
year affair with actress Tawny Kitaen. 
(New York Post) 

Middle East Peace Talks: On Tuesday of this week, Israeli Prime Minis- 
ter Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat sealed a deal 
that would see a partial withdrawal of Israeli troops from Hebron. Hebron 
is revered by Jews and Muslims as the resting place of biblical patriarchs 
and matriarchs. Most notable is Abraham the progenitor of both religions. 
(The New York Times) 

Northern Ireland Peace Talks: Multiparty talks on the future of North- 
ern Ireland resumed Tuesday after escalating IRA violence and die threat 
of loyalist reprisals. The parties have been discussing peace plans at the 
Stormont Castle which is located just outside Belfast. (The Star of 
Johannesburg, South Africa) ^ 

WWn Records: A report in Tuesday's New York Times found that a secu- 
rity guard halted the destruction of some World War II documents just 
weeks after die Swiss Government ordered the banks to destroy any records 
of dealings with die Nazis. Some of the documents appeared to deal widi 
die "forced auctions" of property in Berlin during the 1930s. 
(TJie New York Times) 

— Compiled by Duane Gang 

A Look into History... 

3,000 Arrested in Red 
Scare Raids 

-John Foslei- Dulles, 1950 

JANUARY 24, 1920— Sweep- 
ing raids on alleged Communists in 
scores of American cities have cap- 
tured the nation's attention this 
month while die Department of Jus- 
tice has caustically condemned the 
Communist Party. 

In the latest development, Sec- 
retary of Labor William Wilson or- 
dered the deportation of foreigners 
who are members of the Commu- 
nist Party, citing as justificadon a 
law passed in 1918 which prohibits 
aliens' membership in groups desir- 
ous of overthrowing the U.S. gov- 
ernment. Maiiy of the more than 
3,000 suspected Communists ar- 
rested so far may be subject to de- 

Beginning January 2, Justice 
Dept. agents, on directions from At- 
torney General A. Mitchell Palmer 
and armed with thousands of war- 
rants, stormed through 33 cities and 
arrested those individuals who "ad- 
vocate the overthrow of the govern- 
ment by violence and force. ..and 
endeavor to establish a Soviet form 

of government in this country, simi- 
lar to that which now obtains in 
Russia," according to a statement 
issued by the Justice Department. 

The campaign, orchestrated by 
Palmer and Investigation Bureau 
Chief William Flynn, reached its 
climax with the mass arrest after 
investigation pointed to Communist 
infiltration and agitation in the re- 
cent coal and steel strikes. Among 
those arrested is Gregory Weinstein, 
co-editor with Leon Trotsky of 
some Communist publications. 

While members of Congress 
push for severe penalties, including 
death sentences, for convicted 
Communists, American Socialists 
have fervently protested "against 
the activities on the part of the hot- 
headed and overzealous guardians 
of the safety" of this country. 

Hearings for the accused arc 


You Wrote It... 

Dare to Dream 

by Stephanie Gulke 

I have a dream.... Don't laugh. 
I dream of being a Gym-Mas- 
ter. Seriously. I think it would be so 

But I have no chance. You know 
why? Because of my mother. My 
mom ruined that chance for me. 

She enrolled me in ice skating 
class when I was younger. Ice skat- 
ing instead of gymnastics. Whoever 
heard of a good Adventist girl tak- 
ing ice skating instead of gymnas- 

I skated for over eight years, and 
who knows it now? No one. Sure, 
maybe someday when I'm 35 I'll 
go to a winter party where every- 
one is skating and break out and 
show off a sow-cow or two, but 
that's about the extent of it. 

But with gymnastics, look at 
what you could be a part of! Every 
time I think about it. I get 


That's my dream. 1 would love 
it. But that dream has been crushed 
because I'm about eight inches 
taller than five feet, and I weigh j ust 
a little over 100 pounds. Since there 
is NO CHANCE of any of those 
guys — no matter how buffed — 
throwing me through the air, and I 
can't tumble^at all — there is NO 
HOPE of me EVER making the 


I used to imagine myself at the 
very tip top of a huge pyramid and 
the spotlight right on me. I would 
.smile and nod and think nothing of 
the huge risk I was taking. I would 
be humble, and everyone would say, 
"Wow, look at Stephanie. She is so 
dedicated. She works so hard and 

never complains. She would do any- 
thing for this team. Let's give her 
an award." 

Some rock star would happen 
to see me smiling brilliantly in the 
spotlight and say, "Hey, who is that 
girl? I want her to be in my next 

But no. That will never be. 

My dream is lost. Shattered. 
Forever. Because of those stupid ice 
skating lessons. 

I know a lot of people make fun 
of the Gym-Masters, calling them 
another name which I will NOT 
mention, but I think it would be 
sooo phat to be on the gymnastics 

Just imagine — lights flashing, 
music pumping, crowd roaring, 
Michael Jordan giving you thumbs- 
up from the side. What's so bad 
about that? 

Think of the pride you would 
have for yourself, your school, your 
God. Think about all of the great 
friends you would make on the team 
and the fabulous memories you 
would have from traveling around. 
Think of the photo ops! 

Every time I hear of "the team" 
going somewhere new, I wish I was 
going too. I wish I could wear one 
of those smooth jogging suits that 
says "GYM-MASTER" on the 
front. I wish I could fly through the 
air to wild applause. I would feel 
so honored to be a part of that. 

I would love to have Jaecks as 
my coach and crack little inside 
jokes with him and be a member of 
"the clan." 

But I can't. 

All I can do are a few toe-loops 
and sit-spins. 

When I was home for break I 
vented this whole situation to my 
mother and she laughed. Laughed! ! 
Like I was some looney-tuned, half- 
wit lo have the dream of becoming 
a Gym-Master. She didn't even say 
she was sorry for the whole ice- 

I think what really bothers me, 
what is really at the bottom of this 
whole Gym-Master infatuation 
thing, is that this is one more thing 
I had always wanted to do. that I 
am beginning to realize will never 
happen. My dream will be only 
thai.. ..a childhood fantasy. 

I am beginning to wonder if a 
lot of my youthful dreams will not 

Will I never act in Hollywood? 
Will I never be the tambourine girl 
for a band? Will I never own a mo- 
torcycle and peel-out in front of 
Wright Hall? Will I never meet 
Harry Connick Jr.? 

Is traveling Europe for a year 
out of the question now that the 
"real world" is banging at my bolted 
door? Is it too late to buy a pair of 
go-go boots? 

This summer is my last chance 
to become Winnebago County Fair 
Queen— then I'm too old! ! Not like 
1 was ever actually really going to 
run. but I liked having that option. 

I had this huge list of exciting, 
self-fulfdling things that I was go- 
ing to do, and now it just seems too 
late. I knowl'm not 86 or anything, 
but I can't just flit my summers 
away anymore. I have to get intern- 
ships and dress professionally. 

I can't move to California to try 
to be in the movies; I have to find a 

husband, set up a retirement ac- 
count, and start saving for the va- 
cation that I can take when I'm 34. 

Gone are the days of laying 
around eating salt-and-vinegar po- 
tato chips and reading People maga- 
zine. I have projects, portfolios, and 
connections to make. 

No longer can I be rude to the 
person next to me on the plane. 
They just may be that someone that 
has a peon job opening in their com- 
pany for poor old soon-to-be-on- 

So here I am at the dividing line 
between the dusk of my youth and 
the dawn of my future. 

Here I am, fearful of what lies 
ahead, feeling sorry for what's left 

Here I am, struggling to figure 
out a way to make it in Hollywood- 
-if I was ever crazy enough to pack 
up Marge, my new "pracdcal" Jetta, 
and move there. 

Where do I go? What do I do? 

Dare I dream again? 

Yes! For what are we without a 
dream? A hope. A goal. A driving 

I will accept what has happened. 
Try to change what I don't like. 
Strive for more, and not crack up if 
I don't pursue every little whim — 
sometimes they aren't such good 
ideas anyway. 

I will continue going to Gym- 
Master practices just to watch and 
keep my flicker of hope alive. I will 
save my long-standing ticket to 
California. Forget the go-go boots. 
They're tacky anyway. And buy a 
tambourine.... just in case. You never 
know.. ..Jaecks just may need a new 
music twist one of these tours. 

Community Calendar 




Third Annual Handbell Concert- 
Mental Health Association of 
Greater Chatt.. Jan. 18, Sal.. 7:30 
p.m.. 698-2400 

The Muir String Quartet— UTC 
Fine Arts Center, Jan. 18, Sat., 8 
p.m.. 755-4269 

Harald Vogel, Organ— SAU. Jan. 
21. Tues.. 8p.m.. 238-2880 
Noonday Series: The Influence 
of Gospel Music— Bessie Smith 
Hall, Inc., Jan. 22. Wed, 12:15 
p.m. 757-0020 
Symphony Series: Breathtaking 

Beethoven — rtmli, Chan Sym- 
pliony & Opera. Jan. 23. Thurs., 8 
p.m.. 267-8583 
Presidential Conceri Series: 
Santiago Rodriguez, piaito — Lee 
College, Jan. 24, Fri., 8 p.m., 

1997 Symphony & Opera Gala — 
Convention & Trade Center. Jan. 
25, Sat., 7p.m., 267-8583 
Rachel Barton, violin, Thomas 
Labe, piano — UTC, Jan. 26, Sun., 
3 p.m., 755-4601 

Kudzu Basketry — Tennessee 

Aquarium, Jan. 18, Sat.. 1-5 p.m., 


UTC Perspectives — lecture, 

Jonathan Kozol, Jan. 23, Thurs., 

7:15 p.m., 755-4363 

Workshop: Gyotaku, the Ancient 

Art of Fish Printing — Tenn. 

Aquarium, Jan. 25. Sat.. 10 a.m.- 

noon, 266-9352 

A Delicate Balance — Chatt The- 
atre Centre, Jan. 24, Fri., 8p.m.. 

I didn V know that — Chatt Phoe- 
nix Schools, play. Jan. 23, Thurs., 
7:30p.m.. 757-5132 
Winter Waltzes and More — Chan 
Phoenix Schools, Jan. 30. Tues.. 
7:30 p.m., 757-5132 
International Film Series: The 
Young Poisoner's Handbook — 
UTC, Jan. 31, Fri.. 7:30p.m., 

The Bowl AptermathI 
Gators National Champs 

V Anthony Reiner 

Ohio State's amazing come- 
from-behind-victory against Ari- 
State in the Rose Bowl meant 
that the Sugar Bowl would decide 
the National Championship. 

Ohio State quarterback Joe 
Germaine rallied the Buckeyes 
and engineered the final drive thai 
ended with a 5-yard touchdown 
pass to Daryl Boston. 

Arizona State's hopes of a Na- 
tional Championship and a perfect 
season were shattered, and Ohio 
Slate erased for a time their poor 
reputation of being unable to win 
the big game. 

The Sugar Bowl, on Jan. 2. be- 
tween state rivals Florida Stale and 
Florida became the National 
Championship game. These two 
rivals had met previously, with 
Florida State beating Florida 24- 
21 in Tallahassee. 

However. Florida had re- 
bounded, beating Alabama deci- 
sively in the S.E.C. Championship 

ne. And thanks to the Texas up- 

of Nebraska, Florida earned a 
place in the Sugar Bowl' and a 

natch against Florida State. 

The Florida offensive line had 
done a poor job of protecting 
ir quarterback Danny 
Wuerffel in the first game, expos- 
ing him to six sack and over a 
dozen more knockdowns. 

Florida coach Steve Spurrier 

complained about FSU's tactics, 
accusing the Seminoles of inten- 
tionally trying to hurt the 
Heisman-winning Wuerffel. This 
conflict added drama to an already 
heated contest. 

Florida's offensive line rose tt 
the challenge, giving Wuerffel ad 
equate time and allowing him and 
his receivers, Ike Hillliard. Reide! 
Anthony and Jaquez Green, U 
pick apart the Seminole defense. 

The Seminole's offense wa 
unable to match Florida's prolific 

Warrick Dunn, the Seminole's 
outstanding running back and of- 
fensive leader, was constantly 
shadowed by the Gator defense in 
the first half and sat out the whole 
second half due 

Florida State quarterback Thad 
Busby was inconsistent and inac- 
curate after the first quarter, and 
Florida went into the locker room 
at halftime, leading 24-17. 

The Gators went on to domi- 
nate the second half led by a 
newfound running game, cruising 
to a 52-20 victory. 

Despite a plea for first place 
votes by Ohio State coach John 
Cooper, the Gators were voted #1 
in both the AP and CNN/USA To- 
day polls, winning their first ever 
National Championship. 

Southern Basketball 

Super Bowl Preview 

by Anthony Reiner 

The 1996-1997 NFL Playoffs 
will best be remembered for the sur- 
prise showing of the two second- 
year expansion teams, the Jackson- 
ville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers, 
who both made it to their confer- 
ence championship games. 

But both teams' luck ran out in 
the conference championship 
games. The Green Bay Packers, 
who were expected to get that far, 
defeated the Panthers 30-13, be- 
coming NFC Champs and return- 
ing to the Super Bowl for the first 
time in almost 30 years. 

The New England Patriots de- 
feated the jaguars 20-6 in the AFC 
Championship game, giving Patri- 

ots coach Bill Parcels the opportu- 
nity to become the first coach to win 
Super Bowls with both NFC and 

The game promises to be an 
exciting one. Both teams possess 
prolific offenses; hoWever, Green 
Bay has a better defense and is fa- 
vored to win the game. 

I may be daydreaming, but I 
think the Patriots have a shot at win- 
ning, ending the NFC dominance 
over the AFC in the Super Bowl 
since the Raiders won in 1984. It 
will be up to the New England de- 
fense to come up with some big 
plays if New England is to win. 

At press time there were no 
women's teams but The Accent was 
told a women's league with as many 
as five teams would soon be added. 
Look for Men's "A" and "B" 
League and Women's League pre- 
views and updates next issue. 

fev Anthony Reiner 
and Greg Wedel 

Basketball season is in full 
swing around the SAU campus. Al- 
ways popular, basketball attracts the 
largest amount of participation 
among students. 

There are three men's leagues: 
a five-team "AA" leauge, a ten- 
team "A" league, and an eight-team 
"B" league. 

"AA" Preview 

1 . Beckworth/Becker - This is a talented team from top to bottom, with 
good inside and outside shooters. 

2. Williams/Johnson - Good hustle, shooting, and smart play-making 
should make for a successful season. 

3. Castleberg/Cushing - Strong inside presence, outside shooting will be 
the keys to success. 

4. Reiner/Patagoc - A potentially strong team, could surprise teams in 
this year's extremely competitive league. 

5 . RobbinsflRoshak - Tough down low, but lack of a true point guard could 

Who Said They re Dead? 

by Greg Wedel 

Role models are not dead; they 
are just harder to find these days. 

One college football player 
comes to my mind when 1 think of 
role models. His name is Danny 

This year, Wuerffel swept all the 
awards for collge quarterbacks, won 
the Heisman, and the National 
Championship. All that is great and 
worthy of respect, but Wuerffel pos- 
sesses other more admirable quali- 

Wuerffel is a Christian leader on 
campus and is putting together a 
Bible study with a friend. He 
doesn't curse, smoke, drink or do 

anything that is not good for him. 

Wuerffel likes to play football, 
but cares little about sporis and his 
reputation therein. He doesn't watch 
it on TV or read about it in the news- 
papers. He gives all the credit of his 
success to God and his family, 
coaches and teammates. 

The order of Wuerifel's priori- 
ties is one that should be emulated 
by all players and watchers of 

2. Family and Friends 

3. Education and Career 

4. Sports 

Anthony's Prediction : Greg's Prediction : 

Patiiots by a score of 3 1-27 Packers by a .score of 38-24 

On Deck 

Southern Basketball 

Pro Footbal Wrap Up 

Pro & Collef e Basketball 

Where Do You Fit In? 

Jim Lounsbury and Luis Grada, Hwnor Columnis 

We've noticed that many SALT students (horao southernus adventiis) 
;m be classified into one of these ten distinct categories. 

The Theology Guy-These guys have a biological-maritai timebomb 
Biliiit detonates upon graduation. Thatcher Hall residents are their bomb 
Tiiuad. So hurry, time is ticking. 

The Big Hair Girls-A I though we are impressed with their ability to 
|Ltefy the laws of physics, they are always blocking our view at vespers. 


The Gym-Masters At Southern (G.A.S.)"You"ll see these brutish 
hlelic types (some of whom are students here) bonding together to form 
[le giant mass of testosterone and spandex. We are happy that the 
Iministration has finally approved the construction of a new facility 

The Squeal-His-Tires Guy-No matter how good his reasons may 
.', it does not change the fact that this individual is starved for attention. 
titen. lie is attempting to compensate for the small size of his. 

The Husband Stalkers— These women have nominated themselves 
ic elite bomb squad of SAU. You'll see them setting traps outside Miller 

The Republi-crats- -Democrats, Republicans, they're all the same to 

Always arguing about stuff, blah. blaJi, increase welfare, yeali, save 
;he upper class, whatever. Do they actually think we're listening? We'd 
Lither eat donkey and vinegar soup, with a side of elephant. 

The Unshaven Guy—These facial-hair freaks are a walking testimony 
to the power of Rogjune. 

The She-Males—They can swim laps with their eyelids, crash pecans 
with their biceps, and hammer a raih"oad spike through a 2x4 with their 

The Web-crawIers-These devout net-mongers are exu^mely upset 
that their Internet command center has been moved to Hickman Hall. 

)w they must actually exercise before getting titernel services. The 

estion remains: is cyber-UJk wortli the walk? 

The Leggy Supermodels--"!' m too sexy for this list." 


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-EnvironmentaUy friendly 

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Check it Out! 

-^ ^^ January 31, 1397 

The Offidal Student Newspaper of Southern AdvenlisI University ^Volume 52 

I Southern Student and Family Lose All in FmE, Thankful to be Alive 

What*s Inside... 

Campus News 

Yearbook Saved, p. 2 

School of CoMPUrrNc. p.2 

New Faculty, p. 3 

Career Tests, p. 3 

Fenton Resigns, p. 3 

Study Room. p. 4 

Concerto Concert, p. 4 

New Marketing Class, p. 5 

BiologyAward. p. 5 


Bring Back the Sixties, p. 6 

Don'tTreadonMe. p. 6 

World News 

AWoMW President, p. 8 

World News Update, P. 8 

A Look at History, p. 8 

Spiritual Life 

Christ in Action, p. 9 

Spreading the Message, p. 9 


Southern Basketball, p. 10 

Standings, p. Ifi 

SuperBowlWrap-up.p. 11 

NBA Update, p. U 

College B-Ball Update, p. 1 1 

On Deck. p. 1 1 


In Memory OF Allison, p. 12 

One Lone Man, p. 13 

Knife Making Hobby, p- 13 


Hallowed Principles, p. 15 

by Ken Wetmore 

Freshman theology major 
Dave Willison, his wife and three 
children watched aU their posses- 
sions burn up in the early hours of 
Friday, Jan. 17. 

The Willison's lost everything, 
but they say they're thankful just to 
be alive. 

"What matters is that we are 
safe, and no one was hurt," says 

TheWillison's Ifved in an 
apartment on the grounds of a farm 
at 7745 Georgetown Road in Brad- 
ley County where Willison was em- 
ployed as the farm manager. 

According to Willison. he 
woke up at 2:30 a.m. and smelled 
smoke, so he woke up his wife, 
Vicki. They grabbed their two 
daughters, Courtney, 3, and 
Stephanie. 2, and ran outside. 

Then they went back after their 
18-month-old son. Tommy. Mrs. 
Willison entered the burning house 
first, closely followed by her hus- 

■'It was real smoky, but I could 
see. It was almost like daylight.. .it 
was kinda hazy, like fog, but I just 
walked back and picked [Tommy] 
up and took him outside," she says. 

"When I got to the front porch, 
I turned around to get my shoes, but 
the smoke was so thick I started 
choking. It was like there had been 

Thankful lo be Alive: Dave Wllison and his wife. Vicki, with their 
. ihrec chililivn; Courtney, J, (left). Stephanie. 2. (center) and Tommy. 18 
months, (right). They lost all of their possessions in afire on Jamiary 17. 

this light that followed me back [to 
Tommy's room] and cleared the 
smoke away." 

Willison says he went in right 
behind his wife but was so over- 
come by the smoke that he couldn't 
find his son's room. They both be- 
lieve it was a miracle that she could 
see and breathe when he couldn't. 

The Willison's say their home 
exploded in flames no more than 
three minutes after they escaped. 

"It blew out the windows and 
everything, like in the movies," says 
Willison. "We tried to battle the 
blaze, but there was a lot of cans of 

gas blowing up." 

TheWillison's apartment was 
above a garage, where the fire 
started. According to the official fire 
report, the fire was first spotted in a 
sofa stored in the garage. 

The Willison's were told later 
that a heat lamp left on for a sick 
calf had been placed too close to hay 
in the garage, and that started the 

The fire and resulting explo- 
sions from various gas tanks stored 
in the garage leveled the Willison's 
apartment and destroyed everything 
they owned except for their van and 
the clothes on their backs. 

Students, Faculty, Community Aid Fdje Victims 

by Ken Wetmore 

Freshman theology student 
Dave Willison was planning on 
leaving Southern Adventist Univer- 
sity and going to UTC. 

"I was fed up with some things. 
It was nothing personal; I just felt 
like people didn't care, and maybe 
I wasn't getting the spiritual bless- 
ing I wanted. I had a lot of com- 
plaints," says Willison. 

Then. Friday, Jan. 17,heandhis 
family lost everything they owned 
in a fire that destroyed their apart- 

"I really wasn't expecting any- 
thing," says Willison. "I was expect- 
ing it would take us a year to get 
back on our feet — it didn't even take 

What Willison is referring to is 

the tremendous response that came 
Irom Southern Adventist University 
and the Collegedale Community. 

English professor Debbie 
Higgens has coordinated SAU's 
drive to get the Willison's back on 
theu-feet. Willison was in Higgens' 
Comp 101 class last semester and 
is taking Comp 102 from her this 

"That Friday morning I bumped 
into Dave in the hall before class, 
and he looked all dazed and 
mumbled that he was sorry, but he 
didn't have his outline done for 
class," says Higgens. "Then he said 
his house had burned, and his Comp 
papers had gone up with the house. 
I told him I didn't care about the 
paper. I was just glad he was OK." 

When Higgens mentioned in 
one of her classes about the fire and 
how the little girls loved to draw and 
were missing their crayons one stu- 
dent said, "I have crayons; I'll go 
get them." 

There are many more stories of 
people's thoughtfulness; in fact, too 
many to tell each in full. One stu- 
dent made a special trip to her home 
in Ohio to get extra clothes and sup- 

A faculty member donated a 
waterbed and washer and dryer. At 
Friday night vespers, a special of- 
fering was taken up without any 
previous notice, and $1,600 was 

Students Save Yearbook in Two- Week Marathon 

by Christina Hogan 

Only 21 of 180 yearbook 
pages were done at the beginning 
of second semester. 

But a group of students 
worked together to pull off what 
they call a "miracle," finishing the 
yearbook in two weeks. 

"We sacrificed sleep, classes, 
health and relationships." says 
Strawberry Festival co-producer 
Zach Gray. "We haven't recovered 

Gray and Ruthie Kerr, Straw- 
berry Festival co-producer, reaUzed 
there was a problem the Sunday of 
registration when Kerensa Juniper 
called, asking for slides for the year- 

They then talked with Dr. Bill 
Wohlers. Vice-President for Student 
Services, Ingrid Skantz. yearbook 
sponsor, Aaron Raines, Vice-Presi- 
dent of the Student Association, and 
Merrilyn Carey, yearbook editor. 

"Our first reaction was 'We 
gotta fix it,'" says Kerr. 

So they did. 

They recruited all the friends 
they could, and Kerr organized and 
saw the project through. 

"We drew up a plan, had meet- 
ings with layout people, nailed 
down a design, and spent every 

waking minute in the MacLab," 
says Carey. 

She accepts the blame for the 
yearbook crisis, saying she was too 
involved in too many jobs. 

"My job is to be responsible 
for the whole [yearbook]." she says. 

Lack of communication with 
the yearbook staff also contributed 
to the problem, says Kerr. Sopho- 
more Jamie Amall didn't know he 
was the head photographer for a 
long time. Lisa Hogan, assistant edi- 
tor, often felt she was in the dark. 

"I'd never worked on a year- 
book before," says Kerr. "I know 
about writing, organizing, and pho- 
tography. And Zach works with 
computers and people, but Luke 
[Miller] was the only one who knew 
about printing." 

Despite this. Gray felt it would 
be "a breeze." He soon discovered 
he was wrong. 

The yearbook had no design, 
so they started from scratch. Year- 
book also had hardly any pictures, 
so they converted 100 sUdes from 
Strawberry Festival and Publica- 

Four to five days were spent 
taking organizational pictures 
alone. Then, they realized the new 

second semester students didn't 
have pictures because no one had 
arranged for a photographer. 

"I put 391 miles on my car in 
those two weeks just going to Wolf 
Camera, Violet Camera and 
FotoFast during my lunch breaks," 
says Kerr. 

One day, the crew worked 1 8 
hours straight. Carey says Gray and 
Miller stayed up all night almost 
every night. 

"[Work on the yearbook] 
would pick up at 5 p.m. and go all 
night," Kerr says. 

Even though the yearbook was 
progressing, leadership problems 

"We didn't know who to turn 
to," says Gray. "There was no sense 
of leadership, direction or inspira- 

When the yearbook seemed to 
be finished, more problems arose. 

"The senior pages were in 
shambles the Thursday before we 
sent it in," Gray says. "So we redid 
the pages from scratch on Sunday." 
_ The yearbook was mailed to 
the publisher the next day. 

Despite the rushed production, 
Kerr says the book "has a design, 
because some of the best people 

were working on it." 

However, the details didn't 
the attention they deserved. 

"rmafraidthelittlethingsfell I 
through the cracks," Kerr says. "We I 
didn't have time to edit 18' 
ten times. No time to edit layout" It I 
could have been much better." 

Carey says she's "eternally I 
grateful" to everyone who helped, 
but she especially thanks Gray and I 

"I was really surprised at a 
the people who donated hours and | 
hours of timt 

To compensate all who helped, 
Carey's salary will be cut. 

"We suggested a salary reallo- 
cation might be in order to compen- 1 
sate people who helped," says I 
Raines. He estimates $600-$700 I 
will be cut, leaving Carey with | 
$1,600 for the year. 

The yearbook will end the year I 
$4,000 over budget because of st 
eral late publishing fines. 

Carey says she's pretty sure the I 
yearbook will come out on tin 

"If it doesn' t come out on 
don't blame someone else." she| 
says. "It's my responsibility" 

School of Computing May Become Reality Soon 

by Jason Foster 

The Software Technology Cen- 
ter of Collegedale and the Computer 
Science Department at Southern 
plan to merge, creating a new 
School of Computing. 

"The joining of these two de- 
partments will enrich information 
for the faculty and create good ben- 
efits for the students," says Tim 
Korson, Director of Software Tech- 

"It will supply jobs, give stu- 
dents a chance for ftirther education, 
and will hopefully enhance the 
Computer Science program." 

Since Software Technology has 
moved to Collegedale it had been 
working apart from the Computer 
Science Department. But as a uni- 
versity. Southern can use the re- 
search qualities of Software Tech- 
nology, and with a better program, 
students may now go for a better 
education in computing. 

"Alone, Software Technology 
did not fit the curriculum because 
it had no departmental characteris- 
tics; however, the merger provides 
Software Technology with the nec- 
essary faculty to fit the academic 

ment," says Senior Jeremiah 
Ringstaff. "It can help students get 
the education they want, and I can 
hang around and get my master's." 
This merger narrows the field 
considerably so that students do not 
have to have such a broad educa- 
tion. Students 
=?^=^^^^^^^ will be able to 

community," says Jared Bruckner, 
part-time teacher with Southern and 
part-time researcher with Software 

Though the merger has been 
passed by the Faculty Senate and 
the Ad Council, the merger has not 

place. It - 

still needs "The future looks very briglit, and 

the ap- those interested should check out the 

r B^rd "^^ P^og^^"^- We're coming out with ^°'"P"''"g ^"^ 

ine jjoara , ^ > ^,-,. obtam a more 

of Trustees a lot of good Stuff. 

which will — ■'"hn Durichek, Associate Professor 


After they look favorably on the 
merger, discussion of a master's 
program will begin. 

We would like to start the ap- 
proval process next year," says 

Now that Southern is a univer- 
sity and the Software Technology 


directed de- 
gree, focusing 
— on software 
The merger will put more 
Ph.D.s on campus, fulfilling some 
of the accreditation requirements. 
There will also be opportunity for 
more employment and more sophis- 
ticated computer equipment on 

"The future looks very bright. 
Center is joining them, the option and those interested should check 
of a master's program enables stu- out the new program. We're com- 
denis to stay with the School of ing out with a lot of good stuff." 
Computing and finish their degrees. says John Durichek, associate profes- 
"! think it is good for the depart- sor of computer science and technology. 

In 1987 Korson was chairof the I 
Computer Science department at I 
Southern. He then moved to 
Clemson University to be more in- 
volved in technological research. 

In 1993 a company called 
Comsoft was established and began 
funding a research program called 
Software Technology under | 

Then in 1994, Korson had the 
proper funds*and so he brought 
Software Technology back to Col- 
legedale. When the merger takes 
place, he will be the Dean of the j 
School of Computing. 

The Software Technology Cen- 
ter works for corporate sponsors b ' 

doing research c 


>vaiedevelopment.Thecenlcrgivt ^ 
talks at important conferences, pu - 
lishes papers, and teaches classes . 
the university on these subjects. 

As of now, the Software T^cn- 
nology Center is in Fleming Plaza | 
and the Computer Science dep^ 
ment is in Hickman, There is ^m 
no decision on where the headj|"->'- 
lers will be after the merger; !i"^' 
ever, it is under discussion. 

January 31, 1997 

I Psychologist Leaves New York for Southern 

I by Stepha 

e Swilley 

After working as a psychologist 
lin the public schools of New York 
■for three years, Sheryl Gregory de- 
cided 10 change gears and come to 

She is teaching Intro to Psychol- 
y. Histor>' and Systems of Psy- 
thology. and Psychological Foun- 
llafions of Education this semester. 
For the past three years, Gre- 
iry worked in New York as a pub- 
school psychologist doing as- 
ssments and counseling for K-6 
iiid special education students. 
"This is a big change from what 
iscd to do." Gregory says of her 
si experience as a coUege teacher. 
Jow I am teaching about what I 
IS doing, especially in Founda- 
)ns class." 

After Dr. Alberto Dos Santos 

came the Dean of the School of 

tducation and Psychology, someone 

Ls needed 10 teach a few of his classes. 

By the end of October, she had 

Ihe job. and before Thanksgiving 

[she and her family moved to Ten- 

ssee. Coming to Southern al- 

wed her to combine two of her in- 

rests: teaching and psychology. 

Gregory began her career as a 

|church school teacher, but afterretum- 

ingto Andrews for one year to get her 

■masters degree, she changed her 

■focus to school psychology and 

I stayed four more years getting her 

"I think psychology is so 
interesting. I want to 
generate enthusiasm 
for it in the students." 

— Sheryl Gregory 


'1 think psychology is so interest- 
ing. I want to generate enthusiasm 
for it in the students," Gregory says. 

"I think she is doing a good job 
as a new teacher," says Sophomore 
Somer Williams, a Psych Founda- 
tions student. 'T can tell she believes 
in what she is teaching." 

In addition to teaching, Gregory 
also enjoys visiting national parks 
with her son and getting a passport 
stamp at each park. After having 
the book for three years, she already 
has 150 stamps. 

"We've traveled down back 
roads in Alaska just to get another 
stamp," she says. 

Her love of nature may come 
from the fact the she is a Native 
American. She is of the Seneca 
tribe — part of the five Iroquois 
tribes. Her mother was bom on a 
reservation, and Gregory votes in 
tribal elections. 

Gregory has two daughters and 
one son. Corey, 13, attends 

Psychologist-timted-teacher: Sheiyl Gregory, a new teacher in 
theEducalion ami Psychology department, came from New York, 
where she was a public school psychologist for three years. 

Spalding Elementary, and Kelly is 
a sophomore at Southern. She is en- 
joying it here, but has no plans to 
take a class from her mom. 

"Kelly lives in the dorm, but she 
is home a lot. You know, for things 
like washers and dryers and televi- 

sion," Gregory says. 

The first year is the most 
lenging, she says, of their i 
"but we like it down here." 

ICareer Test Helps Students Find Their Niche 


Sophomore Wendy Shoffner 
louldn't decide if she should stick 
Ivilh nursing or pursue her interest 
jn accounting. 

So she took the Strong Interest 
iveniory test, given at the Testing 
id Counseling Center. 
"It helped me decide what I 
fhould pursue as a career," Shoffner 
■says, "It listed my strong points and 
|encouraged me to further my inter- 
in accounting. 
"I would've brushed off the no- 

tion to become an accountant and 
just stuck with nursing, but I wasn't 
'fit" for nursing. This test confirmed 
what I knew and reassured me that 
there were professionals a lot like me 
who do this every day and enjoy it." 

The Strong Interest Inventory 
test helps students gain a clearer pic- 
ture of their educational variety of 
subjects and compares one's re- 
sponses to similar ones given by pro- 
fessionals in all types of career fields. 

"It is important to be well-in- 

formed about the world of work 
and have a good understanding of 
oneself," Jim Wampler, director of 
Testing and Counseling, says. 

The test lets students know if 
they would find satisfaction in a 

"For those who are undecided 
in a major, this test directs them 
into a field of study in which they 
should go," Sophomore Ben Woo- 
druff says. 

But the Strong Interest Inven- 

tory isn't the only tool helpful to stu- 
dents. Many other tests are avail- 
able at the Testing Center. Some stu- 
dents, however, feel these tests are 
more subjectively designed. 

"No matter what your mood is, 
you do have a generally steady me- 
dium." Senior Keely Kuhlman says. 

She took the test her freshman 
year, and her results are still accu- 
rately based. 

Fenton Resigns as SA PR Officer, Grafe Takes Over 

Ih Jason Dunkel 

and a cultivating style that will be the banquet become the 
hard to replace," says SA President knows it will be. 
Tom Roberts. 

During her time in SA. she 

Student Association Public Re- 
J lations officer Kimberly Fenton re- 
I ^'gned January 20. 

" reason for her sudden de- 

IS her upcoming wedding mostly involved in advertising for 

I 'his summer. parties and other SA functions. Re- 

Her fellow SA officers say her cently, she had been involved in 

I presence will be deeply missed. planning the Valentine's Banquet. 

She just had a knack for the job She regrets not being able to see 

she social activities, but I know Dawn 
will do a great job," says SA Ex- 
"l wish I could be there, espe- ecutive Vice-President Ajron 
ciaiiy after all the hard work I put Raines, 
into it up to this point," she said in 
a telephone interview. 

Fenton "s replacement is Sopho- 
more Dawn Grafe. 

"We will lose a major help with 

Conference Center Residents Frustrated By No Study Room 

by Bonnie McConnell 

Conference Center residents say about anything," says Conference 
they are frustrated by the lack of a Center desk worker Mike Wiley. 

Third floor lobby is the only 
place to study, but the TV is there, 
and noise from the main lobby car- 

"The lobby of the Conference 
Center cannot be used as a study 
room because it is a business-ori- 
ented facility. There are constant 
phone calls, people coming in and 
out, and too many distractions for 
the students to focus on their edu- 
cation," says resident Debbie 

"You get two or three girls to- 
gether at the front desk— just nor- 
mal conversation — and it makes it 
ver>' difficult to study or do j 

For lack of a better plE 
evening hours, students study in the 
halls when roommates go to bed 

The issue was first discussed 
last October. Residents asked the 

on the hall. She was told first floor Sharon Engel two weeks ago. Ac- 
could not be used because the extra cording to Raines, Engel seemed to 
rooms contained plumbing sup- realize the importance of a study 

The deans would not approve of The deans are looking at an 

the old exercise room on first floor empty maih-oom on first floor as 
for lack of a standard fire door. their number one option. They hope 

to have it available for the students 
in a week, but there is much work 
to be done. 

Nothing can be done with the 
new room until the construction 
workers have completed their job 
at Hickman Science Center. 

"If it's anything like the CK, it 
could be the year 2060," savs 
Raines. "I think the deans a 

,^„^^ Thatcher study halls 

deans to open one of the empty convenient, either, because Confer- 

rooms, but nothing happened. ence Center residents often work 

"I don't see why we can't open odd hours or leave early m the 

one of the empty rooms as a study morning for 5:00 clinicals. 
room." says Junior Brigett Dunn. The breezeway door is locked 

Quintana, who represents the at night, and residents say they don't 

Conference Center in the Student feel comfortable walking around a 

Senate, approached Dean Helen dimly lit building in the dark. 
Bledsoe in October. Quintana brought her ideas be- 

A few weeks later, Quintana ap- fore-the Senate in December. She pathetic. It's not necessarily because | 

proached Dean Beverly Ericson and Aaron Raines, SA Vice-Presi- of the deans, but construction 

ver>' ditncult to study or do just about using one ofthe empty rooms dent, arranged a meeting with Dean people are working on other things." 

Two Southern Students Chosen for Concerto Concert 

by Alex Rosano 

Southern students Brian Liu and 
lysoii Hall have been chosen out of 
many apphcants to perform in the 
Southern Symphony Orchestra Stu- 
dent Concerto Concert on February 

About 30 students from all over 
the country submitted entries to play 
for the concert. Both Liu and Hall 
had to submit an application and 
performance tape to be evaluated by 

"These were chosen because 
they are playing at a professional 
level," says orchestra and band 
manager Jeanne Dickinson. 
"They've worked hard and deserve 
a great deal of credit." 

Freshman Brian Liu, music/pre- 
med major, is associate concert 
master for the Southern Symphony 
Orchestra. He also plays in the 
Southern String Quartet. 

Liu will be playing a violin con- 
certo by Samuel Barber. Liu has 
studied violin since he was six years 

old. He's currently studying with 
Mark Reneau. associate concert 
master of the Chattanooga Sym- 

Liu has won several Tennessee 
Music Teachers Association state 
auditions and has been an alternate 
winner in the Southern Regional Di- 
vision ofthe National Music Teach- 
ers Association. He is also a mem- 
ber of the Chattanooga Symphony. 

"This concert is very big for us," 
says Liu. "Being able to play with 
the Orchestra is an awesome oppor- 

Sophomore Tyson Hall, engi- 
neering major, plays second clari- 
net in the Southern Symphony Or- 
chestra, bass clarinet in the South- 
em Clarinet Quartet, and principal 
clarinet for the Southern Concert 

Hall has been playing for II 
years and currently studies under 
Dr. Steven Tonkinson. He will be 
performing Kromer' 

'ith Je: 


two clarinets 


"The piece we're playing i 
unique because little music is wri 
ten exclusively for two clarinets, 
says Hall. "It's a rare piece so w 
had quite an adventure purchasing department has held this 
the sheet music from a company in The concert will take place 
France." in the Collegedale Church. 

Other students ranging from 
Forest Lake Academy to local 
Hixson High School will be per- 
forming various pieces with the or- 

This is the ninth year the music 

Continued from Fire, p. I 

"I was sitting four or five rows 
from the front, and when the plate 
got to me. it was nearly fall," says 
Freshman Rusty Chace. 

Support from the community 
has been overwhelming. When 
Higgens was shopping at a local su- 

w some dresses for 
;nt to ask the man- 
■ donated things to 

permarket she s; 
little girls and V 
ager if they e 
fire victims. 

The manager Immediately got 
a shopping cart, picked out the three 
pretdest dresses and then filled the 
shopping cart with groceries. He 
then told Higgens if there was any- 

thing else the family needed they 
should let him know. 

Clothing, furniture, appliances, 
and other household necessities 
have poured in. 

"Our prayers have been more 
than answered. We've been pro- 
vided for big time," says Wilhson. 
"I have a real different view of the 
college here and Collegedale. We 
were going down the wrong road. 
We needed as a family to be brought 
closer together, and spiritually we 
were falling apart. The fire has 
given us a second chance." 

Willison is planning on finish- 
ing his theology degree at Southern. 





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"Top Sales Person" Teaches New Marketing Class 

hv Larry Turner 

"I hope to teach them that it's 
not selling; it's helping people get 
what they want." says Diana Fish, 
WSMC's development director and 
teacher of the new class "Personal 

Pam Harris, chair of the Jour- 
nalism department, recently brought 
up the idea for this class. This is the 
first time the class has been offered, 
and will be taught biannually. The 
small class meets at 6 p.m. Wednes- 
I days in the radio station. 

"We're going to be interview- 
I ing agencies, marketing groups and 
media sales persons in the fields of 
I TV. radio and print." says Fish. 

This is Fish's first experience as 
I a teacher. Her only previous teach- 
I ing experience includes volunteer 
positions — teaching art class and 
I Sabbath School. 

She has never taught at theuni- 
I versity level or obtained a degree 

from any university, but she is cur- 
rently enrolled in a Dale Carnegie 
course in "Public Speaking and 

Fish is a contract teacher, hired 
because of her many marketing 
skills and prior experience. While 
working as sales manager in Colo- 
rado for four years with a large pub- 
lishing firm that produced seven 
newspapers, she achieved "Top 
Sales Person." 

She then transferred to Santa Fe 
where she worked in a team with 
four other sales representatives for 
the weekly newspaper The Santa Fe 
Reporter, once again accomplishing 
"Top Sales." 

Before joining the staff of 
WSMC, she worked for a year with 
Crosswinds, an environmental 
magazine. She believes her diverse 
experience will help her in teach- 

"Top Sales 
Person": Diana 
rish. WSMC's 
director, leaches a 
new class called 
Personal Selling. 
"I want to leach 
them that it is not 
selling: it 's helping 
people get what 
they want, " she 
says. Fish 
achieved Top Sales 
Person at two 
different compa- 
nies before coming 
to WSMC. 

Delay Wins Biology Research Award 

I by Andra Armstrong 

Jamie Delay, a senior biology 
ajor, won an award for her re- 
search on the kissing bug at the Ten- 
nessee Academy of Science last No- 

Delay entered her kissing bug 

' research project in a poster contest. 

Many people present their research 

■with pictures and text mounted on 

large poster boards. 

'There was an amazing differ- 

:e of quality in the projects," says 

biology professor David Ekkens. 

"Jamie's project was very well 

Delay started researching as a 
' resultof her job in the biology de- 

She assisted me with my on- 

, going research on the kissing bug," 
i Ekkens. "and proved very 

helpful and hard-working." 

Eventually Delay decided to 
conduct an independent research 

Kissing bugs contain a bacteria 
that Ekkens believes helps with di- 
gestion of blood they suck; how- 
ever, baby kissing bugs do not con- 
tain this bacteria. 

Delay's goal was to discover 
which source kissing bugs are in- 
fected with the bacteria and at 
which developmental stage. 

"Jamie raised the bugs from 
birth to discover where the bacteria 
comes from," says Ekkens. 

Delay discovered that kissing 
bugs gradually contract the bacte- 
ria from other kissing bugs through- 
out their life span. 

The Kissing Bug 

Bloodsucking conenoses, more commonly known as kissing bug.s, 
drink blood from a host, such as humans. 

^ There's no need to worry, though, because they're not nearly as ag- 
gressive as mosquitoes. 

"If you stay still long enough, they'll go for any bare skin," says biol- 
ogy professor David Ekkens. "But they usually stay away." 

Kissing bugs got their name because people used to think the little 
creatures tried to bite humans close to the mouiJi. Later science proved 
this an old wives" tale. 

Sometimes humans contract Chagas' disease through a bacteria trans- 
fen-ed from the kissing bug. The bacteria commonly travels to muscles, 
such as the heart, causing heart attack. 

Some species of the kissing bug are found in Tennessee, but the larg- 
est population is in Central and South America. Up to seven million people 
in those countries contract Chagas' disease. 

"It's largely an economic disease," says Ekkens. "People with money 
can build tighter houses and exterminate the bugs." 

Schedule for Student Association 

General Elections 1996-1997 


• Petitions available. 

Feb. 5 

• Petitions due by midnight. 

Feb. 6 

• Student Services and Publications and 

Productions Committees meet. Candidates 

notified. Briefing at 7 p.m. 

Feb. 7 

• Official slate posted. Campaigning may 


Feb. 13 

• Speeches Assembly. Primary Elecdon if 


Feb. 17 

• Press Conference, noon. 

Feb. 20 

• General Election. 

One Year Later, We Still Miss You, Allison: This bench outside 
Brock Hall is in memory of Allison Tilus. who died January 27. 
1996. She was a 20-year-old junior public relations major. See 
page 12 for more. 

Bring Back the Sixties 

The Sixties. Hippies, protests, 
sit-ins. the quest for peace (not to 
mention great music). 

I often feel I was bom in the 

wrong decade. I feel a connection 

with the 


of my par- 

ii (scary 

Christina Hogan Utopian so- 

Editor cietythen.In 

fact, there 

were lots of 


but I diink my generation can still 

learn much from the Hippie genera- 

I'm not advocating drug use 
and free love. Bui I am advocating 
protestation and action. 

We are Generation X. What 
does that mean? Nothing. Let's stop 
living up to our name. Instead of try- 
ing to change society, we're play- 
ing "follow the leader." I'm re- 
minded of one of my cousin's fa- 
vorite sayings: "Like sheep to the 

1 do realize there are many 
Generation X acdvists. but it hasn't 
become a worldwide movement. In 
the Sixties, almost all the youth 
were protesting something. 

Now, look at the Nineties. 
TheGulfWarin 1991 seemed more 
like the Super Bowl 
to me. At school we ^^ 

gathered around the 
TV cheering the 
good guys on. It was 

Be passionate 

about your beliefs. 

Don't become stuck 

in a rut. 


' I ha 

feeling that the youth of die Sixties 
would be protesting to end the 
slaughter. Xers have just conve- 
niently forgotten about it. 

What about the environment? 
I know it's becoming more politi- 
cally correct to advocate saving the 
environment, but I rarely see any- 
one chaining themself to a tree in 
the rainforest. 

What about a sit-in on the steps 
of the Capitol Building to protest 
legislation we don't want? 

Yod might not believe it, but 
you can apply this to the church. Be 
passionate about your beliefs. Don't 
become stuck in a rut. If you think 

the church isn't doing its part to win 
souls, then change it. Change the 
system. Make it better. 

And, yes, I know, I'm guilty 
of being a pacifist, too. Many times 
I see something wrong and I know 
something should be done, but I 
don't do anything. 
-^^^"^"^^ However, I'm 

not advocating 
radical activity as 
Plan A. You 
should try to solve 
every problem 
^^^^^^^ first by talking. 
"^^"^^"^^ But if something 
can't be solved by merely talking 

reached, then I think we need to take 

I would love to see us students 
unite for a good cause and bring at- 
tention to the ills of the world. Ac- 
tivism can be a positive thing. 

I'm afraid, though, that our 
generation has become too con- 
cerned with getting ahead. As a se- 
nior, I know how important it is to 
plan your entire life. At least most 
of us think so. We've become too 
concerned with "me, me, me." 

We are actually a very power- 
ful group of people: Generation X. 

But if only one or two of us speaks, 
those above us usually don't listen. 
Unite together and we instantly be- 
come more powerful. 

The forefathers of our country 
were considered radicals, the dis- 
ciples were considered radicals, 
anyone who has ever attempted to 
stir up the status quo has been con- 
sidered a radical. 

People are afraid of change. 
Tradition is so much more comfon- 
able. But tradition isn't always 
good. Sometimes we need to shake 
people up, bring them back to real- 

Do you have a great burden to 
fight for some cause? Then do ii. 
Maybe your cause is the environ- 
ment, political issues, church issues, 
famine, war, hypocrisy. Whatever it 
is, do something about it. 

Don't just accept what hap- 
pens. Protest. Act. Commit civil dis- 

That's why I love the Sixties. 
They were on fire for what they be- 
lieved in and they didn't let anyone 
stop them. 

I'm advocating radical action 
that will make changes for the bet- 
ter. 1 don't want to step backward, 1 
want to step forward. 

Don't Tread On Me 

Being a college president is 
hard. There are alumni to please, 
constituents to satisfy, board mem- 
bers to pacify, money to raise, fac- 
ulty to soothe — ^just to name a few 
of the many demands our fearless 
leader Don Sahly faces, So it may 
be under- 

best interests are U-ampled on. 

This is what has happens on a 
much too regular basis. For in- 
stance, who was Sahly thinking 
about when he told Dr. Egbert not 
to show Scliindlers Listl The stu- 
dents who would not be able to see 
an excellent work on the Holocaust? 
Or some alumni or board member 
who might be offended by the truth 
of that movie? 

A more recent example of 
Sahly 's unenlightened despotism is 

his refusal to allow the Accent to 
report the full story on Dan Rozell's 
departure. As you might have 
guessed, there was considerably 
more to the story than what ap- 
peared on the front page of the Ac- 
cent last issue. 

As Christina alluded to in her 
editorial, Sahly used his dictatorial 
powers as president to keep the Ac- 
cent from printing the whole story. 
There is no question that he has the 
legal right to do this. The paper is a 
publication of the Student Associa- 
tion, and, despite the name, the ad- 
ministration has ultimate control. 

The question is whether or not 
Sahly's burgeoning attempts at cen- 
sorship were ethical. 

In looking at the ethics of 
Sahly's decision you have to ask 

ivhai ' 


claimed it was for "legal reasons." 
What legal reasons? There is some- 
thing called the First Amendment 
that protects newspapers from get- 
ting into legal troubles over what 
they print. Newspapers routinely 
publish information similar to what 
the Accent wanted to print. 

Since that doesn't satisfy our 
question, a more direct answer 
comes to mind. The administration 

seems to have a compulsive desire 
to avoid anything negative. If Dr. 
Sahly and the rest of Wright hall had 
their way, nothing but happy things 
would come out of Happy Valley. 
Naone getting fired, no dissen- 
tion, no standing by traffic lights 
passing out papers. Everything that 
could possibly be said bad about the 
school would disappear. 

Yet this is not what happens. 
Rumors start and grow until they 
become unmanageable. One job of 
a newspaper is to serve as a check 
to these rumors and stories. They 
do not always do this perfectly, but 
if people believe they are getting 
honest, open and complete informa- 
tion, they are less likely to gossip 
about false information. 

So the ironic thing is that in his 
attempt to save the school's reputa- 
tion, he may have hurt it by not al- 
lowing any reliable information to 

Another problem with Sahly's 
decision to censure the paper is 
what his actions say about his opin- 
ion of the students. We deserve an 
independent newspaper that prints 
the facts about what goes on at this 
campus. And the students deserve 
the discussion that the Accenr could 

facilitate. Many of these issues are 
ones we will face in the working 
world and need to be discussed, not 
swept under the rug. 

After all, it is out of our tuition 
dollars that SA gets its money. 
What Sahly has done is defer to the 
feelings of alumni, board members, 
and constituents over the needs of 
the ones who pay for an education. 
While Southern appreciates the sup- 
port we receive from outside 
groups, they should not be allowed 
to impair the students' rights. 

What this comes down to is as 
simple as freedom of the press. As 
Christina artfully pointed out last 1 
week in her editorial — why does 
Southern teach about journalistic 
integrity and honest reporting and 
then not allow its students to do 

It is ironic that an Advenlisi 
would be so cavalier about tram- 
pling on freedom of expression. 
This church has a long history of 
defending First Amendment rights. 
We have gone to court many timeii 
to stand up for the right to freely 
believe and express what we want. 
Our administration needs to set an ex- 
ample that freedom of expressions is 
worth protecting and let ihs Accent be free. 

Student Press Rights Different Than in the "Real World" 

I am sorry to read about the de- 
parture of Dan Rozell from 
Southern's business department. He 
was a friend and I know he worked 
hard for this school. It's even more 
unfortunate he leaves under a cloud 
of rumor and suspicion. 

Naturally, the Accent set out to 
learn what happened. Reporter/edi- 

tor Christina Hogan says university 
officials censored her story. Her 
editorial ("Accent Demands Edito- 
rial Independence," Jan. 17), is the 
most passionate and persuasive ar- 
ticle she's written all year. 

I can sympathize with her frus- 
tration. I, too. was once a crusading 
student journalist who tried to re- 

Why Attend an SDA School if You Don't Want to Go 
TO Religious Activities? 

I'm writing with regards to 
Todd McFarland's editorial in the 
January 17 issue of the Accent. 

1 agree most whole-heartedly 
with Mr. McFarland's comments on 
the amount of respect that those at 
SAU show to God when they are in 
His house. 

When you go over to a friend's 
house, you don't sit over in a cor- 
ner by yourself and do your home- 
work, and you certainly don't invite 
others to come talk to you because 
you might get bored. 

You're there to spend time with 
your friend. And you show your 
friend respect by paying attention 
to him or her. Your friend probably 
doesn't even care if you take your 
hat off in the house. 

That's not the kind of respect 
that is asked for. The kind of respect 
that your friend requests and de- 
serves is the kind of respect that 
comes from the heart. You are there 
to spend time with your friend — not 
with yourself or others. 

And you go there because you 
want to. Not because you are "re- 
quired" to go, but because you en- 
joy spending time with your friend. 
I think it sad, not that we are re- 

New Logo is 'Very Lousy' 

My opinion of the SAU logo in 
two words: very lousy. 

My opinion in the form of a 
longer answer: I really don't like the 
logo. The design looks nothing like 
Wright Hail from any angle. It lacks 
sophisticarion. The official font 
looks too heavy; I preferred they 
stick to the one used on those T- 
shirts and the sign outside Brock 

To make matters worse, our 
school colors have changed from 
green and white to a pantyhose 
color (taupe). 

The Art department was never 
consulted in the design process. 
Why couldn't they have been in- 
volved? I question the ability of 
whatever committee commissioned 

quired to go to such events, but that 
the faculty feels we need to be re- 
quired to attend these events. 

We are students at an Adventist 
educational institution, and I hope 
we are all here because we want to 
be. Why then, do we want to attend 
an SDA university, but not want to 
go to religious activities? 

If you have no desire to attend 
the religious events on campus, why 
don't you just go to a public school? 
You can get an education much 
cheaper there, you know. 

And I guarantee that they won't 
require you to attend three dorm 
worships a week plus vespers and 

We, I hope, are all here at 
Southern not just for the education, 
though. While all of the faculty are 
superb at what they do, we're not 
here simply for earthly knowledge. 

We are here at Southern 
Adventist University to lift Jesus up 
and to worship Him. That is our 
purpose at Southern, and that is our 
purpose on earth. 

Ryan D. Hill 
Student Missionary 
Loveland, Colorado 

Editor's Note: You have a better 
chance of being printed if your 
letter is short. 

the logo to know any fundamentals 
of good design. Who in administra- 
tion knows anything about art? 

Furthermore, while it seemed 
logical in theory to contract an out- 
side firm to redesign the logo, in 
practice, it was not so. 

The person who designed the 
logo was a stranger, an outsider who 
is not in touch with what Southern 
is and stands for. 

And how much prayer did the 
administration use through it all? 
Did they ask God to help them 
choose a designer wisely? How 
much was the Holy Spirit involved 
in decisions to represent the school 
by a symbol? Or was it the god of 
the pocketbook that instead influ- 
enced decisions? 

Kerensa Juniper 

Computer Graphic Design 

port what I knew was the truth. 

However, students should 
know their press freedoms here at 
Southern are not the same as at a 
public university. The Accent is not 
an independent voice of the student 
body. Never has. . .never will. 

Check out the Faculty Hand- 
book. It includes a policy statement 
for student publications and produc- 
tions. The last sentence on page 122 
reads as follows: 'The president of 
the college holds the responsibility 
for final determination of propriety 
of content in a given publication or 
production." (Perhaps this policy 
should be included in the student 
handbook as well.) 

For all practical purposes, the 
Accent should list Don Sahly as 
pubhsher on the masthead. Students 
cry foul and say. "We pay for that 
paper with our student fees." But 
who collects the fees and writes the 
checks? Who pays the rent and the 
telephone bill? It's the university. 

And despite First Amendment 
claims, the U.S. Supreme Court 
ruled in Hazehvood v. Kuhlmeier 
that private schools can legally con- 
trol editorial content of all student 
run media. 

Should the president have been 
more candid with the Accent? It's 
hard to say. We don't know the be- 
hind-the-scenes issues. 

In a press release to the Chatta- 
nooga Tunes that same week, the 
president said there were "legal 
implications" why he asked Hogan 
not to elaborate or speculate. A 
university's limited ■ 

more understandable when put in 
the context that it could face pos- 
sible legal action. 

Under Southern's chain-of- 
command. where the president is 
the defacto publisher, students are 
nevertheless learning what it's like 
in the news business. The president/ 
publisher's control over content is 
similar to what a working editor or 
news director would face in the real 

Yes, it's especially sensitive 
when the story concerns your own 
institution. From my professional 
experience, I can tell you stories are 
killed and copy is edited because of 
legal concerns. If you're going to 
practice daily journalism, get used 
to it. Sometimes pubhshers demand 
it because an advertiser doesn't 
want the material in the paper or 
broadcast on TV. 

Hogan has actually exercised a 
considerable amount of press free- 
dom by writing a scathing editorial 
about her publisher. At many news- 
papers she would be walking the 
street the next day looking for a job. 
Critics say SouUiem owes the 
student body a better explanation of 
what happened to professor Rozell. 
Maybe so. But should the univer- 
sity (as defacto publisher of the Ac- 
cent) risk damaging someone's 
reputation and a costly lawsuit that 
could increase tuition? 

Stephen Ruf 
Assistant Professor of 
Journalism and Communication 

SoutIern Accent 




Duane Gang. Jason Garey, Jon 
Mullen - Layout/Design Gurus 
Duane Gang - World News Edit( 
Greg Wedei - Sports Editor 
Clndi Bowe - Copy Editor 

Repoa:1:ers & columnists 

Amber Herren Stephanie Swiliey 

Jason Garey Todd McFarland 

Crystal Candy Rob Hopwood 

Duane Gang Stephanie Gulke 

Andra Armstrong Anthony Reiner 

Jenni Artigas Alex Rosano 

Luis Gracia Ken Wetmore 


Jay Karolyi Jon Mullen 

J Carlos Eddie Nino 

Scoit Guptill David George 

Lisa Hogan 

Foreign Correspondant 

Heidi Boggs, Africa 

Ad Uanafers 

Abiye Abebe 
Jason Garey 


Vinila Sauder 

Madeleine Albright, the 
64th Secretary of State, 
Could Become Our Nations 
First Woman President 

President Albright? That's 
right. It is possible the United 
States could have a woman Presi- 
dent. If both President Chnton and 
Vice Presi- 
dent AI 
Gore along 
with Newt 
and Strom 
all die.for 
in an auto- 
mobile ac- 
cident be- 


■ the 

. dri\ 

speeding, Madeleine Albright 
would become president of the 
United Slates, Highly unlikely, but 
theoretically possible. 

However, Madeleine Albright 
has a lot more to worry about than 
what she will do if she becomes 
president. As Secretary of State, 
she holds a prestigious and pow- 
erful position, a position that was 
once the stepping stone to the 
While House. But more impor- 
tantly she holds a position that rep- 
resents the United Slates to the rest 
of the world. 

Albright has a tough road 
ahead of her. She faces the prob- 
lems associated with being the 
First woman to hold that position. 
Hence, she has more responsibili- 
ties — and headaches — than her 
male predecessors. She faces their 
same problems and responsibili- 
ties in addition to the ground- 
breaking responsibility of being 
the first woman to hold that posi- 

Furthermore. Albright faces a 
changing world — a world enter- 
ing the twenty-first century. She 
still faces an old world that still is 
very oppo.sed to women's rights 
and powers. For the next four 
years the tasks are great, but she 
can capably handle them. 

Albright, who was born in 
Czechoslovakia, has lived through 


luny and C' 
^es how people in other na 
think and believe. In addi 

lion, Albright has proved to the 
world that as the United States' 
ambassador to the United Nations, 
she is a very capable stateswoman. 
I rarely praise President Clinton, 
but I must commend him on a fine 
choice for Secretary of State. 

Presently, however, Albright 
faces some old. new and ongoing 
world problems. She, as her pre- 
decessors, faces the problems of 
peace in the Middle East and 
Northern Ireland. Sino-American 
relations and the United Slates' 
continued policy of constructive 
engagement — heightened now 
that China will take control of 
Hong Kong — and new problems 
facing America's relations with 

Can she continue where her 
predecessors left off in the Middle 
East? Can she break new ground 
in the stalemate of the peace talks? 
And how will she be accepted in 
the Arab world where women are 
looked down on? Only time will 
tell, and only Madeleine Albright 

Closer to home, Albright faces 
a potential crisis with Cuba. Cuba 
is on the verge of completing two 
nuclear power reactors. Some may 
think that this is no big deal, but 
what they don't realize is that 
these reactors are the same unsafe 
type that were present at the 
Chernobyl. Soviet Union disaster 
of 1986. Experts say that if a 
nuclear disaster occurs in Cuba. 80 
million Americans could be af- 
fected by radiation. In the coming 
months it will be interesting to see 
how she and the United Stales 
handle this potentially life-threat- 
Albright has the tenacity and 
character to adequately fill the 
shoes of Secretary of State. Good 
luck Madeleine Albright as the 
new Secretary of State but the 
United States probably has a bet- 
ter chance of electing a woman 
president than having four indi- 
viduals suddenly die. But as the 
motto forthe New York state lotto 
goes: "Hey, you never know!" 

r World News Updates 

Control of Gilbralter: Spain has recently asked Great Britain to share 
sovereignty of Gilbralter. Spain is asking for joint control of the tiny rock 
that guards the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea for a hundred years and 
then give Spain total control. (The Times of London) 

Fading Camelot: On Tuesday, John Andrew, a Pennsylvania historian, 
revealed that President Kennedy and his brother Robert, systematically 
exploited the IRS to muzzle right-wing political opponents. Andrew has 
documentary proof the Kennedys employed the auditing weapons of the 
IRS in a far more resourceful and successful manner than Richard Nixon 
did against his enemies. (The Tunes of London) 

More Nazi Money: The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Vienna, Austria is 
requesting access to classified materials in two Spanish and Portuguese 
banks that diey believed took receipt of stolen Jewish gold from Switzer- 
land. The renowned Nazi-hunting institution has for permission to investi- 
gate the "transfer of gold to Spain and Portugal from 1936 to 1945, made 
directly from Germany and indlrecdy through Switzeriand." {The Times 
of London) 

Slaughter: The United Nations released a report on Wednesday that 
Burundi's mainly Tutsi army, which grabbed power in a coup last year, has 
killed nearly 1000 people since the beginning of December. The killings 
are a part of the three-year guerrilla war between the army and rebels of 
the Hutu majority. The U.N. also said that the Hutu rebels have killed 58 
people in the same time period. (Reuters via Foxnews) 

Cuba For Sale? Cuban President Fidel Castro angrily dismissed a U.S. 
plan to provide Cuba with billions of dollars in help if it dumps its commu- 
nist system and Castro himself, telling Washington that Cuba is not for 
sale. (Reuters via Foxnews) 

Fundraising: A group of high-school students in the Swiss capital of Bern 
has launched an immediate fund-raising drive for Holocaust victims on 
Wednesday, saying that time is running out as their government decides on 
reparations to the victims. (The Jerusalem Post) 

Peace Talks: On Wednesday President Clinton said that bringing Israel 
and Syria back to the negotiating table will be a "major focus" of his Feb- 
ruary 1 3 meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu, but that resuming talks 
is dependent on "the willingness of the parties." 
{ The Jerusalem Post) 

Chechen President: Asian Maskhadov, a top Chechen military leader 
who masterminded the defeat of Russian forces and has spoken out for 
Chechen independence appears to have won the region's presidential 
election. (USA Today) 

— Compiled by Duane Gang 

Today in History... 

Nationlists Keep 
Bombing Red China 

JANUARY31. 1950— Chinese 
Nationalists planes carried out ha- 
rassing attacks on coastal cities on 
die mainland in an apparent attempt 
to deter a Communist invasion of 
offshore islands. 

Nationalist planes based on the 
island of Hainan bombed and 
strafed the Southern port of Canton, 
causing considerable damage and 
casualties. The bombings were 
viewed as part of an effort to slow a 
Communist invasion of Hainan. 

Nationalist planes based on 

Formosa [Taiwan] also were attack- 
ing targets along the coast south of 

The Chinese Nationalist gov- 
ernment has declared a blockade of 
shipping to the mainland, and there 
were reports it had mined the 
Yangue River. 

Meanwhile, die aircraft carrier 
USS Boxer and two destroyers were 
ordered to the Far East to bolster the 
U.S. Seventh Fleet off die Chinese 

"Christ in Action" Shares Testimonies Every Friday 

by Brian Jones 

People helped by angels. Mys- 
teriously. $5,000 appears from an 
unknown source as a result of 

Students and faculty share sto- 
ries like these at "Christ in Action" 
(CIA) meetings every Friday. CIA 
members gather in the Gospel 
Chapel, Collegedale Church, from 
7-7:45 p.m. to tell how Christ has 
touched their lives. 

"My hope is that this program 
will show others that God is alive 
and in control of our lives," says 
Moises Guerrero, this year's CIA 

Guerrero is a sophomore who 
returned last summer from Austra- 
lia where he was a student mission- 
ary for two years. He says he loves 
the Lord and loves to tell others 
what He has done for him in the past 
and present. 

"Attending the CIA meetings 
have made the Bible come to life 
for me. God tells us "I am the 1 am,' 
and it's neat to see by these testi- 

monies how true it is," says Junior 
Robert Schneider. 

The CIA meetings are an inspi- 
ration to all who attend. The first 
part of the program consists of a 
song service with guitars and then 
moves right into the testimony. 

Guerrero says it's very infor- 
mal; it's not a sermon. Later there 
is an opportunity for everyone to fill 
out a prayer request card, which will 
be read in private by the leaders. 

CIA lets out in time for Ves- 
pers. This is so people who want 
more out of a Friday evening than 
just Vespers can come there first and 
then go to Vespers, Guerrero says. 

"I am thankful for programs like 
CIA where I can hear how God is 
working in other peoples' lives and 
be encouraged. Also, 1 am reminded 
that in this enormous universe God 
still sees, hears, and loves little ol' 
me," says Senior Alexa Witt. 

Guerrero asks students to give 
him two week's notice, if they want 
to give a testimony at CIA. 

Testimony: Moises Gite^ 

very Friday at 7 p. 
SDA Church. 

y the leader of "Christ in Action, " which 
1 the Gospel Chapel of the Collegedale 

Adventist Church Spreads Message of Hope 

by Andra Annstrong 

How do you tell people you are 
Seventh-day Adventist? 

Are you proud, indifferent, or a 
little embarrassed? 

Do you say, "We are a people 
of hope"? 

How do people become at- 
tracted to our church? What is the 
message that attracts them? 

Right now the church is launch- 
ing a massive, world-wide strategy 
to attract outsiders to our organiza- 

ComStrat, also known as the 
Communications Strategic Council, 
is a group of international commu- 
nicators responsible for the plan- 
ning and success of this project. 

It was launched at the General 
Conference session in Utrecht. The 
message is this: "Seventh-day 
Adventists will communicate hope 
by focusing on the quality of life 
that is complete in Christ." 

Southern has an intimate tie 
with the council through the Jour- 
nalism and Communication depart- 
ment chair. Dr. Pam Harris. She is 
one of only a few Americans to 
serve on the international council 
and is the only female. 

"I'm excited to be a part of this 
group," says Harris. "We're work- 
ing hard on this 'hope' strategy." 

This past December, she joined 
the rest of ComStrat 's group of in- 
ternational Adventist communica- 

, to continue planning and to 

evaluate what has happened so far. 

This kind of change won't be 
solved through endless committee 
meetings, though. ComStrat's plan 
is to aggressively communicate die 
message of hope through all media 
tools available. 

Already, the most popular 
Christian radio show in the former 
Soviet Union is an Adventist pro- 
gram called the "Voice of Hope." 

ComStrat is also conducting pi- 
lot studies in the United Stales and 
Australia to evaluate the hope ini- 

ComStrat is likewise perform- 
ing several pilot marketing projects 
in Kenya, focusing on listener re- 
sponses to Adventist radio program- 

"Positively and successfully it's 
been used to attract people to the 
church in places where it is being 
implemented, regardless of socio- 
economic and other demographics," 
says Harris. "Everyone needs 

The hope initiative also includes 
taking a stand on social issues, such 
as human righLs, equality and envi- 
ronmental issues. 

The hope strategy will also 
shape the church's evangelism and 
advertising initiatives, permeating 
every facet of media relations, mes- 
sage construction and funding. 

The job is far from over. In June, 
the ComStrat will meet again in 

Newboid, England, to conduct training sessions for each c 

sion communications director. Harris will train the directors in electronic 



Southern Basketball 

Competition high in "AA" 

by Greg Wedel 

Basketball in "AA" League has 
been extremely competitive this 
year. Most games have been de- 
cided by a basket or two. Freethrow 
shooting has become more impor- 
tant this year than in years past. I 
can think of at least two games that 
were won or lost at the freethrow 

The Accent Sports staff pre- 
dicted that it would be a competive 
year. We have been right so far. But 
what we did not predict was that the 
team of Robbins/Roshak would be 
in first place. In fact, we ranked 
them last in our our "AA" League 
preview. It will be interesting to see 
if "AA"'s leading-scorer Mike 
Robbins can continue to lead his 
team to victory. 

Three other standouts this sea- 
son have been Nathan Williams, 
Jared Inman and Jeff Lemon. Will- 
iams leads his team in scoring, re- 
bounding and blocks. In fact, Will- 

iams has blocked more shots in two 
games than most centers do in an 
entire season, averaging double fig- 
Freshman Inman is the second 
leading-scorer in the league so far 
this season. His has been good at 
scoring in the lane, as well as being 
a high percentage shooter from be- 
yond the three point line. 

Sophomore Lemon has been the 
best point guard in the league 
through Week 3. He is the third 
leading-scorer in the league and has 
been doing a good job of bringing 
the ball up the court and distribut- 
ing it to his team. 

The rest of the season will be 
interesting to watch. Robbins could 
lose their next five games, and 
Reiner could win the rest of their 
games. I still believe that Williams/ 
Johnson will come out on top, but 
only time will tell. 


WoMEM s League 



Mens leagije 

There is some confusion when it 
comes to the standings of the men's 
leagues. Captains have not been 
keeping their records by marking 
Uieir wins or losses on the bulletin 
board across from the gym office. 
Captains, please do so in the future. 

Drivins into the 
lane: Breaking 
A dnwuhe defense. 
f^ Jarvd Inman 
drives the lane as 
Rich Wilkens 
(white jersey) 
fights for position 
against Craig 
Johnson and Troy 
Stilphen (dark 
jerseys). The ref 
Jaecks looks on. 

Women's League Update 

by Stephanie Gulke 

Serious competition, fast-paced 
games, and high scoring halves are 
what you'll find on the left court in 
the gym. After one week of play, 
women's basketball has proved to 
be entertaining, sweaty, and im- 
mensely aggressive at times. 

Fierce and fun, Thatcher ath- 
letes put their souls into the game. 
The only thing that could make 

these games better are a few offen- 
sive plays, picks, people knowing 
their position, and defensive orga- 

It appears that Zaceta may be a 
little unfairly stacked, but you never 
know what can happen in the SAU 
gymnasium. It will be a couple 
more weeks before the best teams 
will become apparent. 

Men's "A" & "B" Previews 

"A" League 

Division I 

Ingersoll - Experience and good 
shooting make this team the team 
to beat. 

Lui - Good individual players; they 
could challenge Ingersoll. 
Oakley - Very athletic team, but 
lack of size could hurt, 
Eckenroth - Once they get in sync 
with one another, they'll be tough. 
Dean - Inconsistent play hurts, but 
they have the potential to surprise 

Division II 

Lee - Good athletic ability and 
strong play make them tough to 

McClarty - They got athletes and 
outside shooters; consistency will 
be important for them to win. 
Walker - A veteran team that could 
challenge the top teams. 
Lopez - Lack of size hinders a very 
competitive team. 
Valentin - Religion majors' incon- 
sistency will keep them out of con- 

DrvisiON I 

McNulty - Lack of 
and leadership hurts 

"B" League 

DivisoN n 


Wedel - Good speed, shooting, and 
experience (oldest team at SAU?) 
will make them tough to beat if they 
can make their games. 
Aff'olter - Outside shooting is the 
strength of this team. 
Hermo - Good defense {they play, 
man), but lack offensive punch. 
Hazen -They lack shooters. 

Chalker - A good all-around team; 
should win the division. 
Kruger - Good athletes could help 
this team challenge for the top. 
James - Inexperience, but they 
could surprise the other teams. 
Ferguson - They could challenge 
any team on any night in their divi- 

Super Bowl Wrap-Up 

Pro Basketball Update 

by Anihony Reiner 

All the hype was finally over, 
and it was time to play football. 

From the opening kickoff. Su- 
per Bowl XXXI was filled with ex- 
citement. Green Bay opened the 
scoring with a 54-yard touchdown 
pass from Bret Favre to Andre 
Rison less than three minutes into 
the game. 

The Packers turned a Drew 
Bledsoe interception into a Chris 
Jacke field goal to increase their 
lead to 10-0. but the Patriots 
stormed back as Bledsoe hit Keith 
Byers for a one-yard touchdown 
pass and Ben Coates on a four-yard 
touchdown pass. This gave the Pa- 
triots a 14-10 lead. 

However, from then on it would 
be all Green Bay. The Packers re- 
captured the lead moments later on 
an 8 1 -yard touchdown pass from 
Favre to Antonio Freeman. Green 
Bay widened the lead to 20-14 on 
a 3 1 -yard field goal by Jacke. Fol- 
lowing a Mike Prior interception, 
the Packers drove down the field 

and capped the drive with a two-yard 
touchdown run by Favre. The Pack- 
ers went into halftime with a 27-14 

The Patriots made some anempt 
to rally in the third period, cutting 
the Packers lead to 27-21, but any 
hopes of a comeback were stymied 
when Packer Desmond Howard 
found a seam and returned the en- 
suing kickoff 99 yards for atouch- 

After Favre's completed pass on 
the two point conversion, the Pack- 
ers held a 35-21 lead going into the 
fourth quarter. The Packers defense' 
took over, shutting down the Patriot 
ofi"ense and preserving their lead. 

Super Bowl XXXI will best be 
remembered for Desmond Howard's 
scintillating kickofi" remm and as the 
year that the Super Bowl Trophy 
returned to its original home. Green 
Bay. The Packers, Champions of 
Super Bowls I and H, can now add 
a victory in Super Bowl XXXI to 
their Hst of accomplishments. 

College Basketball update 

by Anihony Reiner 

In most years, there is some 
sense of parity in the college bas- 
ketball ranks, but this year, one 
team stands head and shoulders 
above the rest — the Kansas 
Jay hawks. 

Kansas has posted a 20-0 
record so far, led by AU-American 
point guard Jacque Vaughn. After 
sitting out the early part of the sea- 
son due to injuries, Vaughn has re- 
turned with a vengeance, making 
the Jayhawks even stronger. 

Kansas also boasts a tall, deep 
frontcourt led by Scott Pollard and 
Raef LaFrentz and versatile 
backcourt composed of Jerod 
Haase and Paul Pierre in addition 
to Vaughn, 

If any team has a shot at derail- 
ing Kansas, it could be Wake For- 

est, led by player-of-the-year candi- 
date Tim Duncan who has carried 
the Demon Deacons to a successful 
season thus far. Only a last second 
defeat to Maryland has tarnished 
Wake Forest's record this season. 
Kentucky's chances have been hurt 
by the loss of Derek Anderson to 
injury, but the Wilcats can never be 

Preseason favorite Cincinatti has 
suffered from inconsistent guard 
play, but appears to have solved its 
problems with several impressive 

Maryland and Clemson have 
been surprises this year as they vie 
with Wake Forest in the very com- 
petitive ACC, But for now, Kansas 
appears lo be unstoppable. 

On Deck 

More Southern Basketball 
• Pro Hockey Update 

* Southern Students Play Hockey? 

• And Maybe Some Other Stuff We 

Haven t Thought Of Yet 

by Anthony Reiner 

With the NBA All-Star Break 
just around the comer, it is time to 
review how the season has gone 
thus far. 

As expected, the Chicago Bulls 
remain the dominant team in the 
league. Boasting a 37-5 record 
record, the Bulls have picked up 
right where they left off last season. 

However, look for the Bulls to 
struggle in the next few games due 
to the suspension of Dennis Rod- 
man for the now famous incident of 
him kicking a camera man in the 

The Miami Heat lead a very 
competitive Atlantic Division with 
the New York Knicks hot on their 
heels, and the Washington Bullets 
and Oriando Magic remain in strik- 
ing distance. 

Behind Chicago in the Central 
Division are the Detroit Pistons and 
Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks have 
been the hottest team recently, win- 
ning 19 straight home games and 

having an impressive 28- 12 record. 
The Houston Rockets, led by the 
aging trio of Olajuwon, Drexler, and 
Barkley, are leading the Midwest 
Division. Houston needs to find a 
way to rest these veterans if they 
hope to have any shot in the play- 
offs. The Utah Jazz will keep the 
race for the lead in the Midwest 

The addition of Shaquille 
O'Neal has returned the Lakers to 
prominence. Currently, tlie Lakers 
lead the defending conference 
champion Seattle Supersonics by a 
game. The Lakers play sloppy, self- 
ish basketball at times, but their su- 
perior talent usually prevails. 

The second half of the season 
promises to be more exciting than 
the first. The race for playoff spots, 
home court advantage, and division 
championships will make each 
game more and more important as 
the regualr season draws to a close. 

Banging the Boards: Senior Brian Hindman gels sandwiched 
between guard Diislin Wright and super center Anthony Reiner ti 
get a rebound. 

Sport develops not character, but 


In Memory of Allison Titus Who Died January 27, 1996 


by Stephanie Giiike 

When she smiled 

Her eyes turned to half-moons 

I smiled loo 
When she smiled 

I knew all would be frolic 

And fair 

And perfect 

And pine 
And that matchless times were ahead 
For there was laughter in her presence 

Buoyancy in her being 


As the brightest star on a balmy 
midnight evening 

When she smiled 

When she had an idea it was the best 
It far succeeded any that I couldcome up with 

II would be fabulous and sure 

Courageous and wise 

And grand 

And superior 

And valuable 
All would be awed and compeUed 
Bland was unknown 
When she had an idea 

When she sang it was clear and strong 
Cont^ous and spirited 
Dazzling and cheerful 

Every word was known to any selection 
that I could pick 

Every ear was turned 

The day smiled 
We were ftec and blissful gris 
They were happy times 
When she sang 

When she spoke her words were flowing and fast 

Her vocabulary smoolh and vast 

Her long fingers expressed what her voice 

Her eyes daiKed 

Her expression persuaded 

Or go 

II was prattle 

And knowledge 

When she walked everyone looked 
Because it was a walk of entrance 

A tall walk 
One of a girl with purpose 

Wlh poise 

With much to be achieved 
A walk of acceptance 

Of strong mind and striking 

A walk of spring 

And going 

And doing 

And accomplishing 
There was irresistible deli^tfiilness 
When she walked 

When she died 
I would not believe 

That a girt of so much could be beat 


In Memory of 
Allison Titus 

3/15/75-1 27 96 

In Memory: Allison Titus (inset) died on January 27. 1996.A 
memorial to her is engraved on bricks in front of Brock Hall. '7 
know that if she were here, she would walk outside of Brock Hall 
and sit down on her bench. She would probably say it was 'simply 
beautifid' and then she would jump up again and run off to do, see, 
experience something else, " says former roommate Charisa Bauer. 

That deadi could catch her 
For she was not the catching kind 
Not to be conquered 

Or finished 
Not the kind to leave before it was ovi 

And I did not understand it 
Or trust it 
Or accept it 
Or want it 
Or know it 

Until today when I'm needing that smile 
That chatter talk 
Thar unmistakable walk 

Until today when I am missing that pure 

That sure way 
That advice 
That towering spirit 
That true vibrancy 

Until today 

1 would not believe such a piece of me could 
be here just a short time ago 

And now I am last of her 
Now I am without her 

Her sure-willed knowledge 

Her encouragement 

Until today, when I am wondering what will 

be my future 

And 1 realize that hers is over 

Undl today whenl cry with dis^ipoinbnent 

With anger 
Wth wretchal turmoil 

Because she did not have all of the 

chances I will 
Because I miss her song 

Her hair 

Her excitable presence 

Her fleece jacket 
Her holiday cheer 

Until today when no one will do to talk to 
except her 

I did not realize that it meant for so long 
That it would not be over 
That I could not just call or write 
or believe that 
Soon I will be able to 

Because I cannot 

And I will not 

I did not realize that it meant diat one day I 
would try to recall her favorite joke 

And would not know it 
That I would go on 

And she would not 

I would date people that she did not know 
I would drive a car that she would not 

I would buy a dress that she could not see 

That my pictures of her would stop 
That I would never have any more of us 

As we grew 

As we changed 

As we struggled 

1 did not realize that she can not know the 

The older me 

The me of die future 

The me that she helped make 

I did not realize that I would miss her 
laugh so much 
Her gait so much 
Her ideas and suggestioas 

I did not realize that it would be so different 
and foreign and lonely 

And 1 weep wretched tears 

Tears of aching wishes 
Tears of anguished lonesome 

Tears of days that are no more 

1 weep tears of a world that 1 no longer know 
A world where all is not merry 
Or understood 
Or settled 
Or sure 
A world where I feel nsstless and 
out of place 

Where 1 find no solace 
No answers 
No peace 

I weep for her 

1 weep forever 

I weep with sobs 

I weep alone 

I weep because I realize 

Because 1 now know what 

everyone knew before 
She is gone 
And that is pain 
For all that surrounds me is a forsaken lone- 

A world without 
An uncompleted me 
A discontented soul 
A tnje sadness 


For the past 

What is not there 

Haunted questioning 

My heart cries 


One Lone Man Remains in Daniels Hall 

by Jason Garey 

In Daniels Hall, the halls no longer bustle 
with students, and the classrooms are now empty, 
but there is one man left to break the silence. 

The only sounds heard are those of the creak- 
ing building. At one time this building was the 
school's library, and in the old librarian's office 
is the only man left in the building — Dr. Cyril 

Because of lack of office space in Hickman, 
Roe remains in Daniels for now. 

This is Roe's 21st year teaching at Southern. 
Although he retired two years ago. Roe volun- 
teered to teach an education class and Earth Sci- 

While waiting to move into his new office in 
Hickman, he works in the quiet and solitude of 

"I enjoy having people around," says Roe. 
"I'm getting more used to it, but at first it was 
like being in a mausoleum." 

Although Roe feels the new science center 
is a great improvement over the older and smaller 
buildings, he feels it has been tightly limited due 
10 lack of funds. 

"I'm disappointed that they didn't put large 
video screens in the amphitheater. I understood 
that two or three years ago they were planning 
on doing that," he says. "I think it will take three 
or four years to settle in and be a really good 
science center." 

Roe began his education in England by at- 
tending grammar school, advanced high school, 
and then Newbold College. After graduating he 
taught at a secondary school for five years. 

He then went to Pacific Union College when 
it was the only Adventist college to offer a 
master's in education. He earned his bachelor's 
and master's there. 

■, is the only faculty left ii 

From 1958 to 1965, he was principal at three 
different schools. Then, he and his wife became 
missionaries and taught at an Adventist school 

After his son graduated from Far Eastern 
Academy in Singapore, they felt it was time to 

Remming to California in 1 972, Roe attended 
the University of the Pacific to obtain his doc- 
Then in 1976. he accepted a job in the edu- 
cation department at Southern. 

Other colleges and universities were getting 
computer labs, but Southern was hesitant to Join 
the computer age, says Roe. Some believed com- 

puters were merely a fad. so they shouldn't bother 
with them. 

Roe didn't beheve that, so he pushed to gel a 
computer lab. 

"I was responsible for starting the computer 
lab for the Education department. We started with 
the old Apple II's," says Roe. 

Roe has always thought of technology as an 
important part of education. 

"We have to be fair to this generation," he 
says. Roe also says that since Southern has be- 
come a university "we will be expected to have 
more research, more equipment, and a curricu- 
lum change in the science departments." 

Freshman's Knife Hobby Worth Hundreds 

by Peter McDonald 

When Freshman Richard 
Schoonard was a child, he couldn't 
find a knife affordable enough to fit 
his eight-year-old budget, so he 

Now, at 18. he has almost per- 
fected his side interest of making 
knives. He's made 35, and one has 
recently been appraised for $750. 

"At first, it would take me about 
250 hours to complete a knife, and 
now it takes me about 100," says 

The material Schoonard 
chooses comes from a variety of 
places. One of his more recent 
knives was made out of Japanese 
steel. One of his first knives was 
made from a car spring. 

"I know right away if the steel 
will make a good knife." he says, 
"but it took me a while to learn." 

It is a long process to make a 
good quality knife. In high school 
he would work many hours in be- 
tween classes to get his mind off his 

studies. The quality is proof of the 
time he has spent. 

He draws the design and works 
from that to make the knife. From 
research and trial and error, 
Schoonard has perfected each pro- 
cess. He begins to form the blade 
with a hammer, then with a file. The 
knife takes form. After buffing and 
pohshing, the blade is complete. 

The next step is the handle. Sev- 
eral years ago Schoonard went to 
Belize as a student missionary and 
found a wood that works well for 
the handle. 

He also uses black walnut, and 
other foreign woods to make 
handles. Carving and riveting the 
handle to the blade take a lot of time 
and precision. The finishing touch 
is a leather sheath to protect the 

"They are really nice and classy 
looking," Schoonard's 
Ted Stnintz says of the knives. 



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Way: Fresh- 
man Richard 
has been 
making his 
own knives 
since he was 
eight. He has 
made 35. and 

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I Thou shall have no other fast food restaurants before Taco Bell: in tl 
iu shalt not order any meat products nor quench thy thirst with caf- 
ne adulterated soft drinks. 

Thou shalt not witness any graven moving images projected forth 
10 a large screen unless they be within the haven of Southern. Credit 
hall not be granted for attending the % 1 .50 assemblies of immorality. 

Thou shalt feed upon the root called potato — at every meal — in ; 
. iiried forms. Thou shalt consume it with thanksgiving, remembering 
ii is Southern's treasured manna. 

Remember the ten o'clock hour on the Sabbath day to get thee be- 
yond thy domi gates. One-hundred and sixty-seven hours canst thou slum- 
rand be sheltered within her wings, but the ten o'clock hour is the hour 
|)f ihy mandatory "worship". In it, thou shalt not hide beneath thy bed, 
- in thy closet, nor behind thy door, nor in thy bathroom, nor cower in 
iny other den of iniquity. For Southern hast granted thee 167 hours to 
1 thy dorm's corridors and bask in all that is in it, but has mandated 
rship" on Sabbath's ten o'clock hour — empowering the deans to en- 

■ Thou shalt not make a vespers date in vain! Remember, oh children of 
loiiihem, that casual vespers dates beget relationships. Relationships beget 
■ngagemenis. Engagements beget weddings... etc. Heed this warning, lest 
1 trite phone call lead you down the straight and narrow path to life-long 
yiariial commitment. 

Thou shalt not be received with haste at the Financial Aid Office. 
eware! For they are like roaring lions seeking whom they may devour. 
e grateftil for the help thou hast received lest thou lose what little thou 

L Thou Shalt purchase thy books at exorbitant rates and sell them back 
for meager sums. The place of exchange shall be called "Campus Shop" 
Pnd upon entering this den of thieves tliou shalt be tempted to swipe thy 
fard tor overpriced supplies and nonessential labeled garments. 

• Honor the sovereign powers that control the Internet and the ph 
fysiem so that thy conversations may remain "private." Thou shalt 
J"ake any snide remarks about the bUnking voice-mail light, nor the busy 
|ignal that ringeth out when thou tryst to connect to the Internet. 

rhou shalt not bear false witness when referring to a Joker picture, 
justifications such as: "It's a very bad picture," "He looks much better in 
■person." and "This was taken after a twelve hour car drive," have all 
I een heard before, so do not lower thyself into that pit of depravity. 

I Thou shall not covel thy neighboring dorm's comfortable rec room. 
''^'"g^ "Screen TV. nor their two pool tables, nor iheir Ping-Pong 
\^^ nor their large workout room, nor their locks or lack thereof, nor 
n eir a!l-nighi hall parties, nor anything that is Ihy neighbor's. 

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The Official Student Newspaper of Southern Adventist University 

ISahly Resigns After 11 Years at Southern 

what's Inside., 



H Optics Installed, e 
■smpedRees Series, p. 

Dedication '97, p. 5 


All You Need is Love, i 
Todd's Voting Guide, p. 

SA Election Coverage 


Student Meets Presimnt, p 

Valentine's Specul 

WhoLovesYa?, p. 13 


Roller Hockey, p. 14 
SAU Soccer, p. 14 
NHL Update, P.14 
On Deck. p. 14 


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nounced a week ago that he has 
accepted the position of Associ- 
ate Director of Education for the 
General Conference in Tacoma 
Parle, Md. 

However, he will retain his du- 
ties as president until graduation 
this May. 

Sahly says although the deci- 
sion to leave was difficult, he 
feels that now is the right time for 
a change. 

During his duration at South- 
em, the Hickman Science Center 
was built and Southern College 
became Southern Adventist Uni- 

Sahly maintains that health 

t the r 

1 he resigned, 
but it was a contributing factor. 

Doctors at Loma Linda Uni- 
versity recently gave Sahly a 
clean bill of health, but said that 
reducing stress would reduce the 
chance of cancer reoccurring. 

"It's a hard job with a busy, 
constant pace," says Sahly. "I 
want to live long enough to see 
my grandchildren." 

Sahly said his almost U years 
at Southern have been great and 
it will be hard to leave. 

"It's been a great place to raise 
and educate our kids and see them 
marry, but it is time to move on." 

Some students and faculty 

A Fun Night Out: (from left to right) Merlyn Zaceta and Eric 
Korzvniowski. Robert Delridge and Marisol Perales, and Julie Barrett 
and Danny Houghton enjoy the annual Valentine 's Banquet at the 
Marriot Hotel. The Banquet was held on Sunday, February 9. Students 
received free valet parking and were entertained by the SAK Comedy 
Club as well as by several SAU students. 

were not caught off guard by 
Sahly 's announcement. 

"After hearing his address at 
assembly in January, I wasn't sur- 
prised." says Sophomore Brian 
Moore. "It sounded like he was 

"His resignation is a disap- 
pointment, but it is not a shock. 
I've been aware of his several 
calls to the General Conference," 
says Admissions Vice-President 
Ron Barrow. "I've enjoyed work- 

ing with and for Dr. Sahly and ap- 
preciate greatly what he has done 
to enhance the stature and cred- 
ibility of this institution." 

Others agree that now is a good 
time for the switch. 

"I believe his tenure here was 
good and he did a lot for the 
school," says Senior Avery 
McDougle. "But I do think we are 
ready for a change." 

See Sahly, p. 3 

Aviation Program Takes Flight at Southern 

by Larry Turner 

The flight program is back at 

Next fall, students will be able 
to earn their private pilot's license. 
Aviation classes will be taught by 
Certified Flight Instructors (CFI's) 
from the Collegedale Municipal 

The aviation minor is an 18- 
hour course offering intensive 
ground training at the SAU Tech- 
nology Department, with flight 
training at the airport. Students will 
train either in a two-seater Cessna 
150 or a four-seater Cessna 172. 
Classes teach instrument rating, 
meteorology and flight safety. 

'This is a very attractive minor 
for our students, and it should be. 
It's a very open program," says 

SAU English professor and aviation 
advisor Jan Haluska. He has an AS 
degree in flight instrucdon and over 
1.000 hours of flight time. 

This program is not exclusive. 
Walla Walla College and Andrews 
University already offer full accred- 
ited aviation degrees. 

The program will cost between 
$9,000 and $10,000 in addition to 
regular student tuidon. 

"The university would be a 
more expensive route to a private 
pilot's license, but the student will 
be receiving college credit as well 
over about two years," Haluska 

The instructors at Collegedale 
airport can't wait to get off the 

"We're ready to go," says 
Collegedale Airport flight instruc- 
tor Allen Jackson. 'The university 
has been very helpful in preparing 
the program with us." 

The program has been under 
construction for four months and 
was recently approved February 3 
by Southern's Academic Affairs 
Committee. The only remaining 
step is approval by the Faculty Sen- 

The news came as a surprise to 
Senior Brian Hindman. 

"I knew nothing about this pro- 
gram. I wonder why they did not 
have it sooner. I'm sad they're do- 
ing it after I'm leaving." 

SunTrust in Fleming Plaza May Shut Down 

by Jason Carey 

After 26 years of service to the Collegedale 
community, the SunTrust Bank located in 
Fleming Plaza may be closing its doors. 

"This is what happens when a corporate 
company takes over a local bank," says City 
Commissioner Bill Taylor. 

SunTrust Banks has been instrumental in the 
residential and business growth of the 
Collegedale community for many years. It was 
previously known as the American National 
Bank until it was bought by the SunTrust corpo- 
ration in 1995. 

Due to financial restructuring, the SunTrust 
corporation is evaluating whether to close the 
East County branch. 

"We are evaluating from a business stand- 
point our necessity to remain at our present lo- 
cation in the College Plaza Center," says Anne 
Davis, Customer Service Representative for 
SunTrust Bank. 

"No final decision has been made." 
On February 3, the Collegedale City Com- 
mission sent a letter to the SunTrust Board of 
Directors in Chattanooga respectfially request- 
ing that SunTrust not hinder the important 
growth of the City of Collegedale by allowing 
the East County Branch to close. 

"I have mailed a letter voicing my personal 
dissatisfaction, and I hope a lot of other people 
will do it," says Bill Magoon, Collegedale City 

When tlie Winn-Dixie grocery store was built 
in Collegedale, a SunTrust Bank was built in the 
interior of the store. SunTrust feels that the 
Collegedale market is being served by the bank 
in Winn-Dixie. 

"1 just can't see myself banking in a grocery 

SunTrust May Close: Tiie branch of the SiinTntst bank that is located in Fleming Plaza » 
forced to close due lo corporate restructuring. 

store. I'm not going to do it," says Magoon. 
"There are two other good banks out here." 

The Winn-Dixie branch cannot offer all the 
amenities of a full-service bank. Many custom- 
ers are not satisfied with this new branch because 
it does not offer what they need for their busi- 

'They don't have any facilities to supply my 
needs. They don't have drop boxes, safety de- 
posit boxes, both of which I use, and there are 
no provisions for privacy," says J.B. Underwood, 
owner of Collegedale Central Exxon. 

If the East County Branch is closed, ! 
say they will not use the SunTrust Bank in Winn- 1 

"I will possibly be switching to another bank. | 
because I had very good relations with the people I 
at [SunTrust East County Branch]," says Robert I 
Arrieta, owner of All Foreign and Domestic Car I 

There is one other bank in jeopardy of clos- 1 
ing. The Park Central branch in downtown Chat- f 
tanooga is also under consideration by the I 
SunTrust Board of Directors, but they have still | 
not decided which bank will close. 

More TV's Installed 
in Thatcher 

by Peier McDonald 

Two new TV's wUI be installed 
in Thatcher's exercise room. 

"We have two high quality 
JVC televisions ready to be in- 
stalled. All we are waiting for is 
the construction to be com- 
pleted," Instructional Media Di- 
rector Frank DiMemmo says. 

The TV's will be used mainly 
for aerobics. 

"I'm glad they are being in- 
stalled, because the convenience 
will be an incentive to exercise," 
Freshman Jennifer Adams says. 

The women's dorm is just one 
of the places Instructional Media 
has installed TV's to benefit the 

A new large TV was installed 
in the E. O. Grundset Room in the 
Student Center last semester. Stu- 
dents watched the 1996 election 

and World Series there. 

The former Student Associa- 
tion office has a recently-installed 
TV, which can be tuned to a vari- 
ety of stations. 

The CNN TV, located outside 
of KR's, is always set on the 

"It is good that students are al- 
lowed easy access to news and 
world events thanks to Instruc- 
tional Media," Freshman 
Johnathon McCIendon says. living in the Conference 
Center can watch away their 
wash-day blues with the new TV 
in third floor lobby. 

Currently, instructional Media 
is working on installing TVs in 
Lynn Wood Hall. Room 312 and 
Summerour Hall, Room 107. 


Poetry Pubucahon in Need of New Poets 

Al! unrecognized poets step iarwaidl Euterpe, Southern's poetry pub- 
lication, is in need of new poets. 

Although Euterpe is sponsored by the EngUsh department, any stu- 
dent can submit poems. 

Sponsor and associate professor of English Helen Pyke asts more 
students to participate. Pyke's goal to publish Euterpe on a weekly basis 
has been postponed due to lack of poets. 

Interested poets can submit entfies to Pyke in Room 324, Brock Hall. 

Win Fast Cash Through Fitness 

Personal Fitness Contracts are a good way to win some fast cash. 

You should have received one in your mailbox. Just fill it out with a 
partner and return it to the gyro or student center PAW Suggestion Bux. 

A winner will be drawn in February and will receive a $50 gift ceil' '' 
cate to Hamilton Place Mall. 

Coming up on Sunday, Mar. 30, is Super Screening Day. It wil' "* 
held in the gym and will consist of a full-fledged fitness assessment as 
well as glucose and cholesterol testing. Look for more infonnatin" m 
die coming weeks. 

Don't forget to continue widi PAW Points. Forms are available m 

(Bhruary 13, 1SS7 

Students Give Zinc Lozenges Mixed Reviews 

V Slephii 

Zinc lozenges claiming lo heal 
I die common cold are flying off store 
\ shelves. 

A recent study claims zinc loz- 
ges can dramatically reduce the 
Iduration and symptoms of a com- 
n cold. 

in an experiment to determine 

inc really does work, two SAU 

liiidenls volunteered to eat cherry- 

avored lozenges as their cold 

niptoms began appearing. 

Kameron DeVasher, a freshman 
icology major, started taking 
uanium Cold Season Plus Zinc 
.izenges as soon as he got a sore 
roat. runny nose, and that achy 
cling. After taking 12 lozenges in 
Jiree days, only a minor sore throat 

"I could tell they were work- 

i." says DeVasher. "Maybe if I 

IliJ taken them how the box said to 

e every two hours) it would have 

gone away even faster." 

Results for Julie Hansen, ajun- 
ior education/psychology major, 
were less successful. She took 12 
Cold-Eeze lozenges over four days 
and felt no major improvement. 

'Tm still sick. I've got every- 
thing. You name it and I've got it," 
says Hansen of her current symp- 
toms. "I'm past the common cold 
stage, so I've given up on the loz- 

Formal research conducted at 
the Cleveland Clinic Foundation 
using Cold-Eeze lozenges reported 
better results. They found that out 
of 100 volunteers with cold symp- 
toms, those who took 13 milligrams 
of zinc recovered much faster than 
those who took a placebo. The 
symptoms disappeared almost twice 
as fast in the lozenge group — 4.4 
days compared to 7.6 in the placebo 

Despite feeling better, 80 per- 
cent of the Cleveland Clinic Foun- 
dation study participants reported 
an unpleasant aftertaste from the 
dissolve-in-your-mouth lozenges. 
The student patients had similar 

"The box has a whole line 
about how great they taste. Pop 'em 
in your mouth and it's a lie," says 
DeVasher of the Quantum cherry- 
flavored lozenges. 'They taste aw- 
ful. It's false advertisement." 

"Maybe if I had taken the maxi- 
mum dose (six a day of the Cold- 
Eeze), it would' ve knocked it out 
sooner," says Hansen. "But after a 
while they don't taste very good." 

Zinc works by bonding onto the 
rhinovirus, the primary cold-causer, 
and keeping it from reproducing, 
according to researchers at the 
Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Zinc 
lozenges work best if taken at the 


§by Jason Garey 

CoUegedale is expanding its 
■boundaries and inviting more resi- 
I dents to become part of the city. 
But some homeowners wish to 
main in the county. 
On January 20. the CoUegedale 
I City Commision voted to annex 36 
res on Standifer Gap Road at the 
se of White Oak Mountain. This 
wly-annexed property is adjacent 
I from the upscale Deer Ridge devel- 

CoUegedale also wants to annex 

iDeer Ridge, but commissioners 

iabled that motion after hearing 

->m angry homeowners. 

Most people who live in Deer 

^idge are against the proposed an- 

"I'm getting scared to buy any- 

thing on this end of the county. If 
annexed. I will be paying $1,000 
more [in taxes]," says contractor 
and Deer Ridge property owner Jim 

Although many do not want to 
become part of CoUegedale due to 
higher property taxes, others are 
scared of being annexed by the City 
of Chattanooga. 

"We petitioned and wished to be 
annexed [by CoUegedale]. We feel 
that it is the lesser of the two evils," 
says David Walls, whose property 
was recently annexed by 

If annexed by the City of 
CoUegedale, property taxes on a 
$300,000 Deer Ridge home would 
go up $1,002. If the same home 

were annexed by Chattanooga, the 
tax would more than double to 

The City of CoUegedale has 
been radier consistent in keeping its 
property taxes the same from year 
to year. 

"When I came on this commis- 
sion, we had not had an increase in 
property tax in the last ten years. I 
think this speaks well for the admin- 
istration of die city," says City Com- 
missioner Jimmy Eller. 

If the Deer Ridge development 
is annexed, the City of CoUegedale 
would offer the residents an in- 
crease in police and fire protection, 
improved waste collection, brush 
and rubbage pick up, and curbside 

onset of illness, no more than 24 
hours after symptoms begin. 

As television shows such as 20/ 
20. Dateline, and Good Morning 
America began reporting the mi- 
raculous research results, people 
flocked to stores in search of zinc. 

"They've been on back order 
here," says Fred Hill, a pharmacist 
at the Eckerd located at Four Cor- 
ners. "We have at least 10 people a 
day come in and ask for them." 

There are several brands of loz- 
enges available at health food stores 
and drugstores for around $6. If you 
choose a lozenge brand to zap your 
cold, taste is not the only thing to 
take into account. It is important to 
buy lozenges with at least 1 3.3 mil- 
ligrams of zinc gluconate and take 
one every two hours as soon as you 
feel a cold coming on. 

Residents would also have full 
use of the city's recreational facili- 
ties, such as parks, greenways, the 
library, and use of all the aviation 
facilities at the CoUegedale Munici- 
pal Airport. 

Opposers of the Deer Ridge an- 
nexation say they already receive 
these services from the county at a 
cheaper rate. 

At the present lime, the City of 
CoUegedale does not have any other 
planned annexation proposals of 
developments in the county. Al- 
though the Deer Ridge development 
annexation proposal has been 
tabled, this means that is has not 
been dismissed and may appear in 
the future. 

Continued from Sahly, p. 1 

As Associate Director of Edu- 
cation, Sahly will supervise and 
consult educational institutions 
particularly in the Trans-Euro- 
Pean, South Pacific, Northern 
Asia Pacific, and North American 
division colleges. 

His wife, Weslynne, has also 
accepted a position in the SDA 
Archives where she will help edit 
the SDA Yearbook. 

Malcolm Gordon, chairman of 
ihe board at Southern and South- 
em Union president, will head the 
search committee for our new 

WSMC Holds Drive to Raise $30,000 

by Larry Turner 

WSMC 90.5 FM needs more 
money if it's going to remain on air. 

"The bottom line is. we need 
more money for the radio station 
because we lost federal funds and 
contributions from National Public 
Radio listeners." says WSMC Gen- 
eral Manager Gerald Peel. 

So for the second time in 19 
years, WSMC will hold two mem- 
bership drives in the same fiscal 
year. The station will conduct its 
second drive February 17-28. 

"Our goal is to get new con- 
tributors, even though we will still 

welcome all former members as 
well," Peel says. 

WSMC gave up NPR and die 
financial support of NPR listeners 
late in 1995 and now carries news 
programming from Public Radio In- 
ternational. WSMC needs to raise 
$30,000 to achieve the 1996-97 
contributions goal. 

"Only ten percent of people 
who listen to public radio contrib- 
ute," Peel says. "It's the 90 percent 
we're trying to appeal to. The larg- 
est percent of our budget comes 
from listeners and corporate con- 


"I believe this station is an as- 
set to Soudiem Advendst Univer- 
sity, bodi as a public relations tool 
and as a training center for students 
in the field of broadcasting. It's well 
deserving of its listeners' support." 





FiBER-Opnc Cables Insmued to Upgrade Communications System 

by Jason Foster 

If you're wondering why the 
ground is dug up all around cam- 
pus, it's not because of giant moles 
taking over Southern. 

It's due to the installation of fi- 
ber optic cables to upgrade the com- 
munications systems. 

"This is the communication 
revolution of our campus," says Dr. 
Merlin Wittenberg, who works in 
Information Services. 

Originally things were done 
cheap. If another line needed to be 
run into a building, then a little ditch 
was dug and the line was buried. 
This campus is a big crisscross of 
wires, which can cause serious 

Heavy equipment, lawn mow- 
ers, and the grounds crew are con- 
stantly in danger of disrupting these 

"This time we are doing it right," 
says Wittenberg. 

Rather than digging holes to run 
every extra line on the campus. 
Southern is now putting in a fiber 
optic cable system that will accom- 
modate for any future lines that are 

The holes that have been distrib- 
uting mud around campus are 
equipped with four-inch conduit 
pipes that the fiber optics run 

Fiber optics are very small, and 
hundreds can be run through this 
conduit. This will not only enhance 
the quality of the phone and Internet 
lines, but it will save money. 

The new cables will get rid of 
lightning damage, which has caused 
up to $14,000 in repair at one time. 

Another way that money has 
been saved is by letting the grounds 

What a Mess! The digging thai 

that will be used 

ings that will benefit fn 


has been taking place around campus is for fiber optic cables 
communications system. Talge Hall, above, is one of the build- 
ew cables. 

crew do the work. 

"Saddam Hussein was kind 
compared to people we have had do 
work here before," says John 
Beckett, director of Information 
Services and the mastermind of the 
whole operation. 

"At least Hussein hit randomly; 
the guys we had before seemed to 
hit everything underground." 

In the past, contractors have 
been slowed down by the problems 
that they dig up. Letting the ground 
crew take care of the job gives them 
a better chance of knowing where 
the original wire is since they are 
the ones who put most of it in. 
About half the job is done. 

"We are doing the best we can 

to keep the mess down, but this Separate Internet lines that t 

campus is live year round," says dependent of the phone lines will| 

Beckett. be installed for next year. 

He realizes the mud problem. It will only be in a few r 

but circumstances prevent him from though, so students should order| 

doing a whole lot about i 

Some students hate the situa- 

"I don't like the mud and tire 
tracks in the grass," says Freshman 
Daniel Lee. "I can't cut through the 
deans' lawn to get to the dorm from 
Brock now." 

Other students feel differently. 

"I love mud," says Freshman 
Brian James. "Now I just wish they 
would let us drive on it." 

The installation may be messy, 
but the goal will be very beneficial. 

/. There will be an extra charge I 
for the service.The new system will [ 
not only be more convenient, 1 
will make everything clearer. 

The lines have already been r_.. 
from the basement of the Student I 
Center to the Conference Center i( 
Hickman. They plan to run somi 
more lines to the gym and dorm I 

Revamped Rees Series Could Be the Event of the Year 

by Jason Dunkel 

Imagine: 1,000 SAU students 
cheering insanely, a $5,000 half 
court shot, great food and music, 
and plenty of school and class spirit. 

Impossible? Think again. The 
1 997 Rees Series basketball tourna- 
ment could be "the event of the year 
if the students want it to be," says 
Steve Jaecks, physical education 
and intramurals director. 

The Rees Series started out as a 
tournament between village and 
dorm students and then eventually 
evolved into a competition between 

From this point on, the Rees Se- 
ries became one of the best high- 
lights of the year. Once the 1980's 
came, the Rees Series was no longer 

just a highlight, it was fradition. 

"The gym bleachers were 
packed," says Jaecks, recalling past 

But for the last six or seven 
years, the games have lost students' 
interest. Reasons for this have 
boggled Jaecks' mind. 

"I don't know if the students 
stopped coming and that fact made 
me not want to do as much or vice 
versa," says Jaecks. 

When was the last time you 
watched an intramural game where 
there were more than 50 people in 
the stands? 

"More people came to games at 
my high school than they do here. 
It would be nice to have a packed 

house for the Rees Series " says Sophomore John Thomas. 

If you have any ideas or questions, contact Jaecks m the RE. Depart- 1 
ment or Ken Rogers in the Chaplain's office. 

februaiy B, 1397 

Southern Adventist University celebrates Dedication '97 

In Alicia Goree 

Southern Adventist University 
will celebrate Dedication '97, an 
event that includes the new 
Hickman Science Center Ribbon- 
Cutting Ceremony and the 
University Dedication Ceremony, 
n Tuesday, Feb. 18. 

The program will begin at 9 
in. Tuesday with the ribbon- 
I cutting ceremony at the $6.5 million 
I brick and glass structure. A preview 
j open house on Sunday, Feb. 16, 
J from 1 to 4 p.m., will provide an 
I opportunity for a closer look. 
I Faculty ofthe resident departments 
ill be on hand to give tours and 

The Hickman Science Center 

I was designed by Peter Vukshich of 

Sequatchie, Tenn.. and constructed 

by Schaerer Contracting Company. 

Inc., of Chattanooga. It houses five 

[ classrooms, 22 science laboratories, 

amphitheaters, four 

I greenhouses, and 29 faculty offices. 

The departments of biology, 

I chemistry, computer science and 

I technology, engineering studies, 

lathematics, and physics fill the 

I building's three stories and 62,500 

Isqiiare feet. President Donald R. 

iSahly will welcome visitors and 

his remarks in the center's 

Grand Atruim, which will feature a 
three-story Foucault Pendulum. 

"I am very thankful and pleased 
that we have been supported so 
generously by friends in corporate 

e, but also in name. In 
September, the board of tmstees and 
constituents voted to change the 
school's name to Southern 
Adventist University. 

"Becoming a university is some- 
thing the institution has grown 
into. Its best days are yet to 

—Don Sahly, SAU President 

business, foundations, the board, 
constituents, and alumni who have 
donated and made this possible," 
says Sahly. 

Immediately following 

Tuesday's ribbon-cutting, Sahly 
will speak at the dedication 

approximately 10 a.m.) in the 
Collegedale Church. Southern 
achieved university status last July 
with the addition of master's 
programs in educatiort. It has 
changed not only in organizational 

Becoming a university is 
something the institution has grown 
into. Its best days are yet to come," 
Sahly said, "This is not a point of 
arrival, but a continuing process of 
development. If the institution 
ceases to grow, then it will die." 

Dedication '97 will recognize 
the many individuals, foundations, 
and corporations who helped fund 
the center, as well as call together 
the students, faculty, staff, and 
board ofthe university to dedicate 
themselves lo the school's mission 

and to God. 

"This Dedication '97 service is 
a wonderful opportunity for the 
university to look back for a brief 
moment and recall how God has led 
this institution for the past 105 
years," said Dr. R. M. Barrow, vice 
president for admissions and 
university relations. 

Among distinguished 

participants in the ribbon-cutting 
will be McKee Foods Corporation 
Board Chairman Ellsworth 
McKee, City of CoUegedale Mayor 
Preston Jones. North American 
Division President Alfred C. 
McClure of the General 
Conference of Seventh-day 
Adventists, and Hickman 
Enterprises representative Josiane 


Students Spread Sunshine to Elderly 

I by Brian Jones 

Sabbath afternoons aren't just a 
I lime to sleep for some SAU stu- 

InsEead, they let their sun shine 
J for others. Sonshine Bands is a 
I group of students who visit people 
n retirement centers every Sabbath. 
I They sing and listen to the elderly 
I lell stories ofthe past. 

This year, Rob Snider, a junior 

ligion major, is leading the 

I Sonshine Band ministry. He says he 

excited about Sonshine and 
■ throughly enjoys cheering people 
|up who may have not had any visi- 
|tors in a long time. 

Snider tells of an elderiy lady 
l^vhois 106-yeurs-old. Although she 

is losing her mind a little, he still 
enjoys singing with her. 

Snider relates the ministry to the 
Bible story of the cripple by the 

'This man had been lying there 
for 38 years, and he couldn't make 
it to the pool to be healed because 
no one would help him. Jesus shows 
up, and when asked by the man if 
He would carry him to the pool, 
Jesus tells him no, but instead heals 
him, and it all happens on the Sab- 

"The Bible tells us that a merry 
heart doeth good like a medicine. 
In a way we are bringing a type of 
spiritual healing to these people so 

that they can face another week 

Another member of Sonshine is 
John Ringhofer, a student at the 
University of Tennessee at Chatta- 
nooga. He is not foreign to this min- 
istry. Last year, Ringhofer nomi- 
iialed himself leader and got groups 
together on Sabbath to sing at area 
retirement centers. 

Besides singing, Ringhofer 
plays the guitar and paints pictures 
of people he rheets. 

"I think it's great to be able to 
spend lime with them, and I would 
really recomend that everyone get 
involved." Ringhofer says. 

Recently, only a small amount 

cancelled on Tuesday so thai 
students and faculty can attend die 
landmark event. Assembly credit 
will be given for the dedication 
ceremony in the church. The 
Dedication '97 planning conunittee, 
which includes Chair Ron Barrow, 
Pam Harris, Vinita Sauder, Jack 
McCIarty. and Jim Ashlock. 
reminds everyone to bring a meal 
ticket lo the Dining Hall for the 
complimentary lunch. 

of people have been showing up to 
go on Sabbaths. One reason: not 
many people know about this min- 

"I had no idea that this kind of 
ministry was going on. but now that 
I do, I think it's something that I'd 
be very interested in doing," says 
Freshman Shelley Jones. 

"People shouldn't have lo feel 
that they are obligated to go. or that 
we are telling them to go. Rather 
they should go and do it for Jesus." 
says Snider. 

Anyone interested in more in- 
formation on Sonshine Band can 
call Snider at 238-3070. 

All lies in jest. 

Still a man hears what he wants to hear, 

and disregards the rest. 

— Simon & Gfirfunkel- "The lioxer^' 

'All You Need is Love ' 

In honor of Valentine's Day 
(which is tomorrow — don't forget), 
I am writing my editorial on love. 
But I don't just mean romantic 
Love comes in all shapes and 
sizes. As I sat down to write, I tried 

to think of the acts of love that stand 
out in my life. 

Of course. I think of my mom. I 
think of how she sacrificed for me. 
But I also Uiink of the "little" things. 

I remember how she cut my 
sandwiches into triangles and 

my clothes and would curl my hair 
every Friday night. 

I remember the great loaves of 
home-made bread and fruit soup. 

We've had our many differ- 
ences; we don't always see eye to 
eye, but 1 know she loves me. and I 
hope she knows I love her. 

I think of my dad. I remember 
how he taught me to ride a bike, 
took me to the museum and the zoo, 
and raced around the ice rink with 

I remember when my sister and 
I fell in love with a little puppy in 
California and just "had to have it." 
My dad woke up the owners at 6 
a.m. as we were heading back home 
and asked if they would give us their 
puppy. They did. 

Its just something dads do so 
their little girls don't cry. We still 
have Candy the dog, by the way. 
She's 16. 

Brothers and sisters may not be 
first on your list when it comes to 
love. But 1 don't know what I'd do 
without Lisa. 
We" ve shared so many great memo- 

ries in the past 19 years. I couldn't 
recount them all. She shows her 
love in numerous ways: making me 
soup when I am sick, doing my 
laundry, and cheering me up when 
I am depressed. 

I could never say growing up 
that I didn't have afriend— I always 
had her. 

But love isn't just between fam- 
ily members. 

I remember how my kindergar- 
ten teacher, Mrs. Thomas, would 
hold me on her lap and read stories 
to me. I remember how she praised 
and encouraged me. I know she 
helped mold me into the person I 
am today. 

I think of my high school En- 
glish teacher, Mrs. Newsome, who 
became a real bosom buddy to me. 
She truly cared about each of her 
smdents. She challenged my brain 
and encouraged my writing. In fact, 
she's part of the reason I'm an En- 
glish major. 

But it wasn't just that. She was 
a real friend who talked to me on 
my level. She truly personified love. 

Yes, love comes in all shapes 

and sizes. I even love all my pets. 1 
They bring me happiness and I c 
imagine living without them. 

Brotherly love has also been I 
shown to me through students i 

A smile on the Promenade. / 
helping hand with my load ofl 
books. A shared joke. A candy bar f 

These are all simple acts of love I 
that we should do every day. Why I 
wait till Valentine's to show others I 
we love them? 

So as we near the Holiday ofl 
Love, I want to thank each person! 
who has meant something in my life I 
and shown me love. 

As somebody once said, "Love I 
makes the world go round." 

I totally agree. Without love, we 
are nothing. We are hollow shells. 

Life would be so lonely and| 
desolate without someone to lovt 
and without someone who love: 

So remember on Valentine'; 
Day to tell the one(s) you love howl 
you feel. 

Life is short, and there's nc 
like the present. 

Todd's Guide to the '97 SA Election 

by Todd McFariand, Columnist 

As SA elections approach I 
thought I would take this opportu- 
nity to share some of my thoughts 
on the candidates. 

Having been here for four years 
and knowing many SA officers I 
have developed some knowledge on 
what to look for. 

In some races I have clearly 
picked one candidate over another, 
in others I have merely commented 
on their platforms. 

President: Everyone seems to 
want this job, and with a new col- 
lege president next year he could de- 
termine SA and the administrations 
relationship for well after he leaves. 
Aaron Raines has die experience of 
being EVP and should know what 
can be done and how to do it. 

Of course he hasn't done much 
with senate this year, but then when 
have they ever done anything? Also, 
one can only hope he has matured 
since last year's circus of trying to 
depose Jeremy Stoner. 

David Woolcock gets the Dan 
Quayle award for worst spelling by 
a presidential (or vice-presidential) 
candidate. The first posters he put 
up asked us to vote for him for 
"presidnet" and his platform, before 
the Accent fixed it, referred to "Dr. 
Martain Luther King." One can only 
hope he would put more care into 
being president than he has running. 
He believes that Christian meth- 
ods can be effective and uses Dr. 
King as an example. Somehow 1 

don't see students marching down 
University Drive next year protest- 
ing no shorts in the cafeteria and 
singing "We Shall Overcome." 

It may have been Christina's ar- 
ticle on bringing back the sixties, 
but Ryan Kochenower invokes that 
mystical age and wants to "protest 
the lifestyle that is 

Not satisfied with one revolu- 
tion, he wants "grass roots upris- 
ings" like the Revolutionary War 
and the French Revolution. Some- 
how I don't see Southern having its 
own battle of Bunker Hill or a Guil- 
lotine being installed on the Prom- 

Ken Wetmore seems to want to 
pick up where Tom Roberts left off 
last year promising to improve our 
life after Southern by improving the 
placement office. But as Tom found 
out when he became president, there 
is just so much that can be done at a 
school this size. 

The one realistic proposal he 
(and Ryan) made, which is work- 
ing with alumni for job placement, 
is already being worked on by the 
counseling and testing director Jim 

His other proposals are also al- 
ready being done. We have a job fair 
each year — it's going on today. Job 
shadowing is done by departments 
or groups like the pre-med club. 

Executive Vice-President: 
What does the EVP do? Well, like 

the real vice president, not much. 
They run senate, a body that brings 
new meaning to the work impo- 
tence, and they take over should the 
president die — or be kicked out by 
the administration. 

Jennifer and Lynelle may have 
great plans, but as a former senator, 
I can tell them their biggest contri- 
bution as EVP will be helping the 
social vice with panics. 

Accent'. Duane has done an ex- 
cellent job as layout editor this year 
and will do an even better job as 
editor next year. The only question 
is since he is a freshman will he go 
for a hat trick — being editor for the 
next three years? 

Yearbook Editor: The impor- 
tance of having a competent year- 
book editor was demonstrated by 
this years fiasco of laying out the 
entire thing in two weeks. No need 
to worry about that next year. Eric 
and Lisa are both competent and 
hard-working people who will do a 
good job — may the best man, or 

Joker: In this race there is re- 
ally no contest between Miller and 
Runyon. Luke is an experienced, 
creative, and industrious designer. 

Besides editing his high school 
yearbook, laying out about half of 
this year's yearbook in two weeks, 
he has worked at Hallmark, done 
freelance design work, and works 
at a design company in Chatta- 
nooga. Meanwhile Heather can 

claim "working closely" with herl 
academy yearbook and workingl 
across the street at Quick Print, f 
Luke should make next year's yoAer| 
a tour de force. 

Social activities: Being s 
vice president is, after Accen/, thei 
most time consuming job in SA, Itl 
requires two characteristics that doi 
not usually come together i 
person: creativity and organization.! 

Being able to come up 
"fun" ideas is one thing; knowing! 
what is possible and executing themi 
is another. Zach Gray has worked! 
in SA, knows what can be done and| 
how to get it done. 

You have to question Mike's san-l 
ity if he thinks he can bus| 
Chattanooga's homeless intc 
Collegedale for an SA party or havf 
our own version of the Indy 500. 

FesHval: The race for Festivall 
has only one qualified candidatej 
David George is a consummatj 
photographer, creative, and hard] 

Jeff Staddon has little to no pfti>-| 
tographic experience, lacks the ere- 1^ 
ative talent necessary for Fesi ■- 
and has no experience in puinng| 
together a large scale slide 
Festival is not the place to tr 

Due lo an editorial mistake by the auih"'^ | 
(that's me) the word "censure" "'^ 
instead of "censor- in my last col 
apologize for any misunderstandu 

Why Does Southern Ignore 

January the 20th sounds like an 
insignificant date to people at 
Southem Adventist University. 

Maybe it is because of igno- 
rance or could it be because of 
prejudices? God only knows the 

What makes a hero? What is 
history? A hero is someone who 
stands for what he believes in and 

akes a difference in the way 
things are done. It is a person ad- 
mired for his achievements and 

History is a branch of knowl- 
edge that records and explains 
/ents. We should not only 
[remember heroes and history to 
prevent from doing the same er- 
of the past, but we should 
remember so we learn and under- 
stand society and become cultur- 
ally aware. 

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 
was bom in Atlanta in January 
1 929 and died April 4, 1 968. King 
was a clergyman and nonviolent 
civil rights leader in the USA. 
While in school, he did the best 
and graduated with honors. The 

SAU Should Observe MLK 

In hopes of future change, I 
write to make a request. I would 
like the Board of Planning to in- 
clude Martin Luther King Day in 
the holidays observed by South- 
em University. 

I realize that we can't observe 
all the holidays, but Martin 
Luther King Day is one we 
mustn't overlook. 

Why? First, because we live in 
the South. What will Southerners 
think of a school that doesn't ob- 
serve the holiday? What kind of 
message do we give the commu- 
nity? One of racism? 

Martin Luther King stood up 

Martin Luther King Day? 

highest honor humans gjve to 
each other was given to him in 
1964 — the Nobel Peace Prize for 
his nonviolent struggle against ra- 
cial oppression. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 
speeches and heroism could only 
be compared to two other heroes 
in history — Martin Luther, for he 
fought oppression of religion, and 
Ghandi, for he also fought against 

January 20 was a civil holy 
day, honoring one of the great 
men of this nation. Yet Southem 
Adventist University seemed to 
have forgotten this day. I am not 
saying to give us the day off. 
What I am saying is acknowledge 
this national hero on his day. 

Do we need to put a white pic- 
ture of Martin Luther King Jr. out 
there for this institution to ac- 
knowledge one of the most influ- 
ential leaders of our century? 

Pablo J. 


for equality. He envisioned peace 
and opposed racism. 

Shouldn't we Adventists also 
make a stand for equality? 
Shouldn't we be at the forefront 
in a stand against racism? 

Please include this holiday in 
next year's planning. Let it be 
known to our community that we 
do care about such sensitive is- 
sues that Martin Luther King 
stood for. 

Tasha Paxton 


Editor's Note: You have a better chance of 
being printed if your letter is short 


Are you in favor of a flat 
rate in the cafeteria? 

YES n NO n 

Cut out and return to the Student Association Executive Office 
(next to Student Services in the Student Center) 

'Free Speech Isn't Necessarily Free' 

Contrary to the Southern 
Accent's recent stance, free speech 
is not necessarily free. 

restrainsts such as not joking about 
bombs at airports and crying 'fire' 
in a crowded room illustrate the 
power of words and care of their 

Speaking from my experience, 
SAU's administrative philosophy is 
to apply the principles of the Bible 
as solidly as they can be to the of- 
ten complicated facts of life. 

When policy is deemed less 
than perfect, it is neither reasonable 
nor charitable to hurl invective so 

The presumption that prudence 
(or censorship to some) in the writ- 
ten word is somehow always bad is 
discredited diinking. 

The Southern Accent staff 
would never use vulgarity, pornog- 
raphy, or obscenity, all protected by 
the First Amendment. Why? Be- 
cause you know that, although a 
right, your intelligent choice is to 
recognize restraint, limits and 
boundaries. Why become so angry 
when the same right is practiced by 

It has been disingenuous to cry 
for free speech when at the same 
time, so much space this year has 
been used to verbally wound, with- 
out any apparent muzzle. Thoughts 
and words are powerful tools for 
building, or they can be weapons. 
Let's take a time out. 

Victor Czerkasij 
Admissions Office 

Don't Dwell on the Negative 

"Life is difficult." (Dr. Scott 
Peck, The Road Less Traveled). 
Isn't that true? As long as we are in 
this world there's no way to be shel- 
tered from negative things. 

But we don't have to dwell on 
these things either. The past few is- 
sues of the Accent seem to dwell on 
the difficulty of life; not only dwell- 
ing on the negative, but making 
mahcious insinuations about the ad- 
ministration of this institution; us- 
ing words like immoral, unethical, 
dishonest, etc. 

Satan must be very happy with 
himself. Dwelling on the negative 

is, in essence, glorifying him . Com- 
plaining about the unfairness of life 
is, in essence, condemning God. 
Isn't there enough positive happen- 
ing on this campus to fill an issue 
of the Accent7 

Can't we publish a school pa- 
per that follows Christian principles 
of love and kindness, avoiding the 
slanderous, ruinous type of journal- 
ism so prevalent in this world? 

Michael McClitng 
Admissions Office 

SouTpiRN Acc&n^ 



Christina Hogan 

Jay Karoiyi Jon Mullen 

J Carlos Eddie Nino 


Scon Guptill David George 

Duane Gang. Jason Garey. Jon 

Lisa Hogan 

Mullen - Layout/Design Gurus 

Duane Gang - World News Editor 
Greg Wedel - Sports Editor 

Foreign Correepondant 

Cindi Bowe - Copy Editor 

Heidi Boggs, Africa 

ReportGTS & Columnists 

Amber Herren Stephanie Swilley 

Ad Hanafors 

Jason Garey Todd McFarland 

Abiye Abebe 

Crystal Candy Rob Hopwood 

Jason Garey 

Duane Gang Stephanie Gulke 

Andra Armstrong Anthony Reiner 


Jenni Artigas Alex Rosano 


Luis Gracia Ken Weimore 

leased every other Friday during Ihc school year wilh Iht 

apei for Soulhem Advenlisi Univeisily. and is ic- 
excepiion of vocations. Opinions expressed in ihc 

Univeisily, Ihe Seveolh-day Advenlisl Church, or ihe a 


ic deadline for leiters is Ihe Friday before publica- 

ouLhem Accent. P.O. Box 370. Collegedale. TN 

37315, ore-mail (hem lo acceiH® OI99 

7 Soullurn Accrnl 

Candidates for SA President 


Ryan Kochenower is 
a Long Term Care 

Aaron Raines is a 
History Junior 

Ken Welmore ii 

Public Relations 


1 1 will work 

There arc various reason 1 could run for office. I could work to 
make next year's Chrislmas tree lighting ihe besl ever. We couldhave 
a speciacular mid-winter pany. 1 want to 
closely with die social vice-president lo insure thai our social activ 
wil be top flight. 

But there are diings more important than die midwinter party, i 
significant dian the Valentine's Banquet I'm talking about the t 

i: spin 

to prepare ourselves for a place in the work force. 

Under my administration, student government will take an active 
role in spiritual aspects. We need lo start a grass rooLs uprising, a pro- 
test Major changes have occurred as a result of grass roots uprisings. 
For example, the sixties, the Revolutionary War, and the French Revo- 

I want to mobilize this campus to protest the lifestyle that is com- 

e obligations I believe the SA president has to the s 

■ First, die primary responsibility of the SA president is one of service, 
to manage the daily operations of the Student Association. The presi- 
dent must make sure thai die various other elected officers have die 
tools and resources diey need to do their jobs to die best of die ir ability. 
Also Ihe president is directly responsible for making sure diat each of 
die odicr officers does his or her job in a satisfactory manner, and orga- 
nizing all of the officers to pitch in and help wherever they are needed. 

• Second, it is die president's responsibihty to serve as an advocate for 
the students to die administration. The president must do whatever is 
necessary to learn die concerns of the studenls,and then relate them lo 
the appropriate officials of the school. 

These are my qualifications to fulfill Uiese obligations: 

The name has been changed. The departments are now "schools." 
Internet is everywhere. Southern is moving into the future. The future 
of its students, however, remains in question. Today's graduates are 
finding it difficult to break into a job market that has fewer opportuni- 
ties. In fact, Ihe "experts" say that our generation {label it what you 
want) will have less dian our parents did. 

So what does the Student Association have to do widi all of this? 
Isn't the SA about parties, newspapers, yearbooks, and fighting for 
student rights? Yes. All of these things are necessary and important, 
but it shouldn't stop there. I believe the time has come for SA to focus 
on the future of its members. Here's how: 

• Career Exposition- S A brings corporate and business professionals 
representing a wide range of occupational fields to Southern to allow 
you the opportunity to acquire information, network and possibly even 

mon in society today. I want to make the spiritual aspect of Southern a 
more prominent part of who we are. I also want to improve the out- 
reach program into die community. I want people to know who we, as 
Adventists. are and what we stand for. 

Now for die other reason we are here. Where do you want to be at 
die end of your senior year at Southern? Do you want to have a job 
lined up? Or do you want to graduate and spend the summer and die 
rest of the year looking for a job? 

It is my proposal to work to gel die alumni more involved in re- 
cruiting Southern students. 1 want to do more networking widi the 
alumni business owners and get them back to Soudiem lo inter\'iew 
prospective employees. 

Under my administration, SA will have a more active role in spiri- 
tual aspects of die school. 1 will also work to get more alumni back to 
Soudiem lo recniil students for employment 

• First, the experience of serving as an S A officer and senator f( 
last two years has taught me more dian I would have diought po; 
about how every branch of the Studeni Association works. 

1 believe diat these experiences have given me a depdi of u 
standing diat would enable me lo manage the Student Associati 
be managed, to better serve the students. 

• Second. I have had the opportunity to work closely with several 
members of the administration on issues of concern to all students. I 
already have valuable contacts with diese people, contacts that an un- 
experienced person would have to waste valuable time earning. 

The members of the Studeni Association deserve the best, most 
experienced president they can gel. 1 believe thai I can fill that descrip- 
tion, and 1 ask each of you to place your vote in both the primary and 
general elecdons for me, Aaron Raines. 

• Community Service- By volunteering, you are following Christ's 
example of service, acquiring valuable experience, and gaining cred- 
ibility with future employers. To help you locate volunteer positions 
within your field of study, SA will put together a book of volunteer 
opportunities offered by local organizations. 

• Scholarships- If you ca 

n't afford I 

be here, r 

lone of diese diings 

will do you any good, SAn 

>ust explore 

! ways to rail 

se funds for scholar- 


David Arturo Woolcock 
is a 2 yr. Nursing Junior 

it you in setting up job-shad- 

Yesterday is gone, today is here and the future is in your hands. In 
order to move successfully dirough the upcoming year, we need a strong 
student government. That strong student government must be headed 
by an intelligent, courageous, and fiexible president The qualities listed 
can all be found in me. DAVID ARTURO WOOLCOCK. My main 
objective in becoming SA President will be to provide a higher form of 
education by way of implementing more debates and symposiums on 
campus. My plans as SA president also include having die g; 
open on Saturday nights, providing all seniors (A.S. & B.S.) w 
nior privileges, and gelling students more involved in Ihe serv 
the Collegedale Sevendi-day Adventist Church. I will be an act 

I believe these things will help give us a compeutive edge, but 
there are never any guarantees. There wiU always be uncertainties. 
The one thing that remains constant in the ever-changing competitive 
worid, is God. The Smdent Association must continue to give God fiill 
control and remember diat focusing on die future means preparing to 
spend eternity with him. 

I insuring die voices of students are heard in issues that con- 
n. As president, I will be sure lo make Christ paramount in all 
he Student government undertakes. For those 
people who do not believe that Christian mediods produce effective 
results, diey need to look at die way Dr. Manin Ludier King Jr revolu- 
tionized this country via peaceful yet potent marches! Strong leader- 
ship is Ihe essence when change is desired. I am both willing and able 
to supply Uiat type of leadership. Now let us go forth into a new year 
expecting die best, pursuing the impossible, and grasping the intan- 
gible. On Feb. 13di and 200) vote for David Arturo Woolcock as SA 
President 1997-1998!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Politician, An eel in the fundamental mud upon which the superstruc- 
ture of organized society is reared. When he wriggles he mistakes the 
agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice. As compared with 
the statesman, he suffers the disadvantage of being alive. 

— ^Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1906 

Executive Vice President 

Before you can decide if i am the besi person for Ihis job, you 
have to know what the job is. Whal is the Student Association Execu- 
tive Vice President supposed to do? The largest responsibility is that of 
Chair of the Student Senate. Most of you don' t even know what Senate 
does, who your senator is, or if you even have one. 
This is a situation I am dying to fix. 

My first priority when I become Executive Vice President will be 
to revamp the Student Senate. We will always have to work with the 
administration to achieve whatever goals we may set. What power we 
do have should be used! You as students should find it easier to affect 
what your S A does for you and with your money. I will personally use 

■ get a full senate — representatives from each precinct. 

■ get an active senate — representatives that believe in accomplishing 
things, like I do. 

• get a receptive senate — making sure the senators you elect remain in 
touch with you. 

• improve senate PR so that students know who and what Senate is, 
thus encouraging you to share your concerns with the SA through 

your Senators. 

■ take personal charge of the notice board on the Promenade and guar- 
antee up-to-date Senate and SA information appears there, 

• utilize other forms of media for the same purpose. 

• come up with new ways all year to make sure senate fulfills its role as 
the voice of the students our SA is there to work for (I need your help 
here in making use of our availability, though). 

Senate will not be my only responsibility as your Executive Vice 

President. 1 will conscientiously fulfill my vision of whal my position 
entails — ^that of the main haison between the Executive and Legisla- 
tive branches of the SA. In plain English, that means I will insure the 
President and other officers, and through them the administration and 
faculty, are informed of what your concerns are. That is what I see as 
my chief role as Executive Vice President as being all about — making 
sure you feel free to communicate, and that the SA is ready to listen. I. 
personally, intend to make myself highly available by making the SA 
office a second home next year! 

As your Executive Vice President, I also have an important role of 
working closely with the President, and the rest of my fellow officers. 
1 believe in team work, and enjoy working closely with people to get 
things happening. I proved this this year by being involved through 
Senate with everything from blowing up thousands of balloons to slick- 
ing fluorescent stars on black plastic to helping re-draft the Senate 
Elections Manual. 

And why should you vote for me? Because 

• I will fulfill everything 1 have set up as a job description above. 

• I have lime for you— as a BS senior next year, ihe bulk of my class 
toad is out of the way, so that I can be there for the student body. 

• I will work well with the rest of the team of SA officers. 

• I naturally communicate and organize well. 

• I want this job! 1 have enjoyed serving students this year as senator 
and desire a position in which I can do much more. 

So vole for Lynelle Howson and get enthusiasm, dedication, ex- 
perience, lime, and new ideas— get an active voice for YOU in the 
Executive offices. 

Winston Churchill, one of the most successful and influential leai 
ers of this era, was once asked lo explain the driving force behind h 
many victories. He responded, "The nation was the lion, not me. 
simply taught it li 

The s 

J of It 

I, thes 

dents, are the lion. Yours is the privilege and responsibility of electing 
SA officers and senators to represent your voice, or your roar, so lo 

Yet nearly 30 percent of the students on this campus aren't repre- 
sented at all because they don't have senators. My first goal as Execu- 
tive Vice-President would be to make sure that each and every student 
at SAU has a senator, and thus, a voice in how their school is run. I 
intend to accomplish this by improving how Senate elections are pub- 
licized, thus encouraging more people to run for Senate. 

Secondly, I plan to compel the senators lo maintain their connec- 
tion to you. the lion behind their roar, through routine visits to differ- 
ent sections of their precinct. You deserve senators who care about 
your opinions and needs. I will personally dedicate myself to provid- 
ing your senators with the encouragement and support they need to 
effectively communicate with you. 

In addition, I want to initiate a weekly "Open Forom" meeting, 
where anyone who has an issue they would like to see SA or Senate 
tackle can come and voice their concerns or ideas. In this way, 1 will 
commit myself to keeping the lines of communication between the 

students and SA open so that S A will be able to continue to meet your 

Over the last two years, I have been actively involved in these key 
lines of communication. During my first year as a student here, I was 
given the opportunity to observe how SA works and to take part in the 
many activities they sponsor. 

This year, I have chosen to become even more involved in SA. As 
a senator, I have had the privilege of representing my constituents to 
the administration and S A officers. By assuming responsibility for the 
Senate Public Relations Committee. I have learned first hand what it 
lakes to keep you informed about Senate. In addition, this experience 
has helped mc develop the skills necessary to balance your needs with 
the other concerns of SA, such as upholding the ConstiluiiDn. 

My involvement this year has given me the enthusiasm, skill, c 
mitment, and organization essential to effective leadership. I care al 
you, the lion, and I pledge to give everything I've got to insure 
when you roar, you are heard. YOU are my priority. The goals I'v* 
for next year are high, yet achievable, and I look forward to represent- 
ing you even more next year as the chairperson of Senate. If you are 
willing to be the lion, I dedicate myself to making sure your roar is 
heard by both the SA officers and die faculty of SAU as we strive 
together to make 97-98 one of the most successful and productive years 

Southern Accent Editor 

Duane Gang is a 
History/ Print Jour- 
nalisnfi Freshman 

My Foremost Goal: 1 will strive to transform the Accen/ ir 
professional newspaper possible and to make it corapetitivt 

Managerial Efficiency: The Accent should not bexun by aseleci few, 
but it should be run by a large competent staff. Just like commercial 
newspapers, I would have a large editorial staff with very specific re- 
sponsibilities for each editor. This would not only help the Accent run 
more smoothly, but it would allow more individuals to be involved in 
Ihe production of the Accent. This would give them experience that 
they could use in their careers— whatever they might be. 

Printing Consolidalion: As editor, I will reduce the printing costs and 
increase the ad revenue per issue. Presently, the Accent works through 
two different companies lo get the final product. 1 will consolidate and 
have one company to do Ihe entire printing process. Additionally, I 
will have the /Icce/if's ad managers — notice that there will t>e more 
than one— make it their foremost goal to entirely pay for printing costs 
through advertising revenue. This would leave die Accent's allotted 
budget for staff members' salaries, supplies, and equipment. 

Distributed Weekly: For the Accent to be competitive with newspa- 
pers ft-om other universities it must become a weekly. The Accent was 
a weekly in past years; if it was done before it could be done again. Not 
only would the news be more timely, but a weekly, distributed every 
Friday, would allow the Accent to belter cover weekend activities and 
to advise its readers on some of the besi weekend activities to partici- 

pate in. The larger editorial staff will make this possible. 

Online Edition: As more and more business is done over the Internet, 
the Accent should dive into the information superhighway with an 
online edition. This would actually be quite simple. Since the school 
provides free space for individuals' personal web pages, it would 
only cost the Accent the money it would take to pay the online edi- 
tor. This online edition would provide alumni, student missionaries, 
and die community with quick access to campus and local news. 

A Little About Myself: My home is in Newton, New Jersey (approx. 
60 miles west of New York City) an 1 am a double major in print 
journalism and history. I have also covered a wide variety of school 
and local issues for this year's Accent and for the Hamilton County 
News-Leader. Additionally. I am currently an integral part of this 
year's Accent staff. I am the Layout Editor as well as the World 
News Editor. Earlier tliis year, I was the Accent's politics editor. I 
gathered, assigned and wrote news stories as well as commentary on 
the 1996 election. 

I was also Ihe editor of my school newspaper al Shenandoah Valley 
Academy, There 1 look the paper from a small infrequent newspaper 
lo a 20-page monthly. In addition, we had our newspaper printed at 
a local daily newspaper, and at this printing site, 1 learned many 
things from journalists and prinime crews thai I worked with. 

Social Vice President 

MikeCauley is a 
Religion Freshman 

Zach Gray is a 

Graphic Design 


1 plan to set up a social coiiiniiliee and organize ourselves in j 
way ihat ihings will be accomplished as soon as possible. I want u 
give activities that will bring the studenis at SAU logelher so that wt 
are more than just acquainlances in classes. 

Some ideas I have so far are: 1) a party in which we invite thi 
homeless of Chattanooga 2} our own Southern 500 (closely related t< 
the lndianaf>olis 500). 

I want to work for you, but you have to give me the chance. 

If God wants me to be your Social VP next year that's what I'll be 

That doesn't mean that I'm just going to sit on my duff and le 
happen what's predestined. It simply means that I believe He's in con 


1 could make a lot of promises, shake everyone's hand, and gel to 
know as many people as I could before the voting takes place. 

I could leU you why you should vote for me and the benefits Ihat 
you would receive for doing so. But my focus is on neither one. I might 
be going against all the rules of a "good" pohlician, but then again, I'm 
not a politician. 

So many times I feel like we act like something we're not In order 
for people lo accept us. Last year, when I took on ihe task of Student 
Association President at Blue Mountain Academy. I learned Ihe value 
of authenticity. That's what I believe people are looking for. They want 
someone who is real. And that's what I want to give you. 

I want lo work hard lo give you as a student body the fim, exciting 
aclivities you deserve. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get that 

Phat Zak for Social ^^ce: Most of you folks judge S A by how well the social activities are mn. Getting 
event is a hard job. Bui it can be done. 

This job takes dedication, creativity, and hard work. I've had experience this year with SA as Festival di 

I know the system and resources available. I know who to talk to, who lo ask, and who to chaige. I can st£ 
no downtime spent learning the system. 

The social vice doesn't have to be the most known person, but has to know the right people. 

Social activities don't slop with parties and events. It's about you being involved, you making the plai 

inlire school to enjoy a social 
ir and in high school in Public 
;ht off working on events with 

i you being pleased v 

Joker Editor 


Luke Miller is a 

Graphic Design 


My two main goals for next year's Joker are getting it published 
on schedule and designing a good looking book. 

I've had a number of experiences organizing publications. In acad- 
emy I worked on the yearbook for three years and was the editor my 
senior year. Last year, 1 worked a[ Hallmark Cards doing production 
design for customized cards. This provided a lot of experience in meet- 
ing deadlines. Here at Southern I worked on Ihe production of the year- 
book to meet Ihe deadline. (You can read about ihat in the lasi Accent). 
My plan for the production of ^c Joker is lo gel Ihe cover, the ads, 
Ihe area atlraclions — everything except the actual pictures and name, 
major, social status information — designed and printed this summer 
so ihat all that has lo be done next year is take your pictures, have you 

check your student information, and send that section off to the press, 
and have the Jokers in your hands as soon as possible. 

As far as the design, all ihe experiences I've mentioned have im- 
proved my design skills. Working wilh my high school yearbook for 
three years kind of got me siarted. Hallmark gave me some excellent 
design experience in the professional world. And helping with the de- 
sign of Southern's yearbook this year was good experience. In fact, I 
hke design so much Ihat I'm majoring in Graphic Design. You may 
have seen some of my work around, A couple of examples are the 
Destiny Drama Company poster and the PJ-Mid- Winter Party 1 997 T- 
shirts and the matching posters. 

And my plan for the look of the Joker! Vote for me and see! 

Wilhoul a doubl, the SAU Joker is one of the most importanl things 
to all of us at the beginning of each school year and throughout the 
remaining months. This catalog of friends and possibilities n 

n limely) lo be effective, 
e spoken lo several former Joker editors and have learned 
some valuable tricks of the trade. I am ready lo accept each rcsponsi- 
bihty. I have worked closely with the editors of my academy yearbook 
and have also been on the yearbook staff here at SAU. I now work at 
Quick Prim, part of the College Press, and have designed, created and 
printed many projects. At Quick Print, I work with layout, design, copy 
and even some advertising. 

The Joker is one of my favorite books because I love getting lo 
know people. In creating Ihe 97-98 Joker, I will be precise, prompt, 
and thorough because I realize that the Joker may have a profound 

effect on the richness of your social life next year. I am very organized, 
pay close attention lo detail, and work well with people such as those 
who have already committed to working with me. 

The Joker has been good the past couple of years, but there's al- 
ways room for improvement, so I am open to all creative suggestions 
you might have. Is there any more vital information you'd like to know 
about your fellow students? I will make sure it contains current and 
abundant information for your convenience. 1 am strongly in favor of a 
second semester insert. And for those wilh computer sawy, I will make 
sure the on-line Joker is upxlaled and stays that way. 

The Joker goes worldwide to represent SAU, so I plan lo release it 
on lime, have accurate information, stay under budget, and make our 
Joker something to be proud of 

Memories Editor 

Lisa Hogan is a Pre- 

Therapy Freshman 

Eric Korzyniowski is 
a Business Manage- 

The yearbook may not seem very important lo you now. But ten 
or 20 years from now it will remind you of your time al Southern 
Advenlist University, the friends you made, and the fun yoii had. 

That's why the job of yearbook editor is extremely important, and 
it's a Job I know I can do. 

1 was editor of my high school yearbook in 95-96. The previous 
ihree years I worked on the yearbook staff, taking pictures. laying out 
pages, and writing copy. 

As editor, I organized my staff into a highly successful team. I 
want to emphasize that the 97-98 yearbook will also be a team effort. 

This year. 1 was assistant editor of the Southern \ 

into trouble, but we got through it with hard work and determination. I 
learned much this year; now I am familiar with computer layout and 
dealing with publishers. 

However, I do not intend to do all the work myself. I will organize 
an excellent staff to work smoothly with me, I will appoint people to 
do specific jobs, such as layout editor, copy editor, photographer, and 

I've had much leadership experience, so I believe my team can 
give you the best yearbook possible. So on election day, vole Lisa 
Hogan for Southern Memories editor. 

I think that I would do well as editor because 1 have had a lot of experience with yearbooks. In academy, I » 
third year I was assistant editor and the editor ray fourth year. 

With this experience I know all the different aspects of putting together a yearbook. I've also worked with oi 
representative for three years. 

Another important thing for an cditorlo realize is that it's not his job to do the yearbook alone. An editorn 
and also be able to organize well. 

I have the stdlls necessary to do all this and know many people who would be excellent to help. Vote for me because "I'll show 

the staff for four years. My 
ent publisher and yearbook 
D pick a good capable staff 

Festival Studios Director 

David George is i 

Broadcast Joumalis 


Why should I produce Strawbeny Festival 
'98? Because I have the experience and vision to 
realize a show that delivers. 

In '94 I co-produced Remembrances, Mount 
Pisgah Academy's 

Since then I' ve kept busy by instructing in the 
photolab. shooting for Accent, and of course, help- 
ing with Festival. Next year is my senior year, my 
girlfriend will be 3.000 miles away (no distractions), 
and I have talented friends just waiting to help me 
make SF '98 be the quality show you deserve. 

Arguably, Strawbeny Festival is the biggest event of 
[he year. No other event takes so much work, so much 
technology, so much precision, and so much planning. 

As next year's Festival Studio director it will be my 
responsibility lo build the most creative and technically 
competent team possible so that we can put together the 
best show possible. 

There is only one chance to do it right, and I promise 
to put together the talent needed to do that. I am excited 
about the possibilities, the staff I'm putting together, and 
the prospects. Together lei's make next year's Strawberry 
Festival the best it can be. 






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Southern Student Meets Clinton and Chelsea on the Trail 

bv Ken Wetmore 

What are the chances of meet- 
ing the President of the United 
States while you are hiking? 

Probably not very good, but it 
happened to Associate Senior Matt 
Dodd last summer while his dad and 
he were vacationing in Yellowstone 
National Park. 

It was August 8, and Dodd and 
his father decided to hike to the top 
of Mt. Washbume on a gravel ac- 
cess road closed to vehicles. At the 
top of the mountain is a large fire 
tower with a public observatory, 

Arriving at the top, Dodd no- 
ticed a lot of Rangers standing 
around and an unusual amount of 
people dressed in khaki, trying to 
look inconspicuous. 

He had heard the President was 
vacationing in nearby Jackson Hole 
and half jokingly told his dad that 
the President was probably coming 

Ten minutes later several Ford 
Explorers with a Suburban in the 
middle appeared, and Bill, Hillary, 
and Chelsea Clinton, surrounded by 
the Secret Service, emerged from 
the vehicles. 

Dodd says Hillary immediately 
headed for the fire tower, which the 

Secret Service had secured, but 
President Clinton with Chelsea fol- 
lowing behind him greeted the 15 
or so hikers who had gathered. 

"I thought it was amazing that 
he was willing to be friendly and 
shake everyone's hand even though 
he was on vacation and no press 
were around to take pictures," says 
Dodd. "I mean, politically how 
much difference is it going to make 
shaking 15 hikers' hands?" 

Dodd and his father were at the 
end of the line of hikers. When 
Dodd requested a picture, the Presi- 
dent readily agreed. While Dodd 
and the President waited for the pic- 
ture, the President asked Dodd 
where he was from and made some 
other small talk. 

After the picture was taken. 
President Clinton headed for the fire 
lower. As Chelsea walked by, 
Dodd's father asked her how the trip 
was going, Chelsea replied that the 
trip was going OK. She then perked 
up and said, "We get to go rafting 
tomorrow! That's the only good part- 
of this trip." ' 

"Chelsea struck me as being re- 
ally down to earth. I didn't expect 
her to be as friendly as she was," 

A Great Honor: Senior Matt Dodd, right, met President Bill Clinton 
while hiking in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Dodd, howeve 
says that meeting tfie president hasn 't really changed his political view 
towards him. But "I just thought it was really, really neat to meet the 
President. " says Dodd. 

Dodd says. 

Meeting the President and his 
family hasn't made a large differ- 
ence in Dodd's political feelings 
toward Clinton. 

"I just thought it was really, re- 
ally neat to meet the President when 

not many average people get to," 
says Dodd. "You see him on TV all 
the time, but he doesn't seem all that 
real. Now he does to me." 

Southern Student Fights Fires 

On the Side. 
munity sine 

Jejf Paulson is u Senior nursing major who is a lieutenant at the Tri- 
Volunleer Fire Department. Poulson has been fighting fires with Tri-Com- 
• he was a Freshman. 

by Alex Rosano 

"I vividly remember my first call. Walking into that 
trailer was like stepping through the gates of hell and back. 
The adrenaline rush was amazing!" says firefighter and 
senior nursing major Jeff Poulson. 

He's a lieutenant at Firestation 1 . Poulson has been with 
theTri-Comunity Fire Department for three years, joining 
his freshman year. 

'1 basically wanted to do something different. I never 
really had it in mind to be a firefighter, but 1 thought it 
would be interesting and exciting," he says. 

In December 1996, Poulson was promoted to lieuten- 
ant. Four people were considered for the job and thoroughly 
interviewed. Poulson was chosen. 

"Jeff has the ability to eviduate a scene and act on it 
intelligently. He has a firefighter's mind," says Chad 
Winslow, a sophomore social work major and former 

To become a firefighter, recruits have to go through 
four months of intensive training. This is followed by six 
weeks of classroom work. 

Once diey make the force, they still have to attend 
special training every Tuesday night. 

"It's definitely worthwhile, because it gives me a sense of 
satisfaction to know I'm really helping someone else," says 
Poulson of the training. 

Station 1 is currently accepting applications from any 
individual interested in joining the team. 

"If anyone wants to join, they're welcome to give me acall." 
says Poulson. 'Td be more than happy to show them around." 

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Southern Maple Wings Have Shot at Championship 

Southern's Roller Hockey Team Plays with Confidence, Seeded in Top of Division 

by Stephanie Gulke 

A puck flies through the air, 
grazing the helmeted head of a 
Maple Wing. 

The sound of bodies crashing is 
forever background music to fancy 
blading footwork. 

Sweat and shouts fly, as do 
gents on rollerblades in red jerseys. 

Such are moments in the life of 
a roller hockey player. 

Roller hockey. The sport of the 
future. The zest in life for many stu- 
dents at Southern. 

It's 9:45 on a Sunday night at 
Skatin' Jakes—an innocent roller 
rink by day, a Mecca for roller 
hockey media by night. 

The Southern Maple Wings lead 
6-4. It's intense and competitive. A 
crowd of friends, schoolmates, and 
sweeties have come to support their 
team. A team of men bound by a 

The Maple Wings is Southern's 
very own roller hockey team. 

'There are four Canadians and 
four Americans on our team," ex- 
plains Trevor Greer, one of the co- 

founders of the team. 

"Half are Detroit Red Wing fans 
and the other half are for the Toronto 
Maple Leafs; so, our name is made 
upof half and half." 

Greer, who has been playing ice 
hockey since the fifth grade, came 
to Southern and found it to be ice 
rink barren. 

"So I learned to rollerblade and 
was invited to play in the National 
Inline Hockey League through an- 
other Canadian friend." says Greer. 

Though this is Greer's fourth 
season playing NIHL hockey, it is 
only the first year that all of his 
■ students from South- 

The Maple Wings play against 
five other teams from the Chatta- 
nooga area. The season started with 
six teams, but two merged, says 
Adam Mohns. cofounder and lead 
goal scorer for the team. 

"We are seeded first or second 
in the league, and come March, we 
are definitely planning to win the 
championship! We've got eight 

Ten Students Play in Local Soccer League 

by Aiuhony Reiner 

For a few Southern students, the 
intramural soccer season at SAU is 
inadequate, and they seek to find 
other opportunities to play the sport 
they love. 

During the past couple years, 
Southern students have played in 
various community soccer leagues. 
This year, a team managed by Jack 
Harvey and co-captained by An- 
drew Moreno and Kostya Polin is 
playing in the Camp Jordan Indoor 
Soccer League. Players ranging in 
age from 8 to 40 participate in vari- 
ous divisions within the league. T\vo- 
hundred and thirty teams make up 
the league. 

These Southern students are 
playing in the under-30 division, 
which has eight other teams, as 

The team consists often South- 
em students: Harvey, Moreno, Polin, 
Tito Matos, Marcus Mundall, Eddie 
Nino, Robert Delridge. Richard 
Oltaii, Ken Alusa, and Ken DeFoor. 
Some non-Southern students help make 
up the rest of the team. 

The competition in the league 
has been -fierce. 

"Many of the teams we play have 
played together for six years. Most of 
us have never played together and 
this has hurt us, but we have come 
along well, and 1 have been very 
impressed with what 1 have seen of 

No Ice? The Southern Maple Wings, 
students^our Canadians and four / 
lional Inline Hockey League. 

games left and we're going to win body-checking, or give and go's 

them all." that's so alluring. Whatever it is. 

The team is sponsored by the Fit roller hockey is quickly becoming 

Zone and local chiropractor Dr. the sports craze among young adults 

Donald Duff. No one knows if it's around the country. 
the aggressive play, slapshots. 

late," says Harvey. 

In the most recent game, the 
team played a tough match, but 
came out on the short end of a 5-4 

Indoor soccer differs from regu- 
lar outdoor soccer. Only six play- 
ers are on the field at a time, and 
there are free subsitutions. Play is 
divided into two 20-minute halves. 

The Camp Jordan Arena, lo- 
cated off Exit 1 of 1-75 at East 
Ridge, is specifically designed for 
indoor soccer. The dimensions are 
the same as a hockey rink and there 
is an Astroturf surface. There is a 
$60 per player admission fee and 
the team is sponsored in part by the 
Fit Zone. 

What does it take to play good 
indoor soccer? "Indoor soccer de- 
mands excellent ball control, speed, 
extensive teamwork, high endur- 
ance, and good conditioning," ex- 
plains Harvey. "We have also been 
commended by both opponents and 
referees for our high degree of sports- 
manship and our fine attitude." 

The team has two remaining 
games: Tues, Feb. 1 8, at 9:30 p.m.. 
and on Tues.. Feb. 25, at 7:45 p.m.. 
Spectators are encouraged to come 
out and cheer on the team. There is 
a $ 1 admission fee. So take a break 
from your studies and have some 
fun watching indoor soccer. 

NHL Update: Just Watt Until the Playoffs 

by Anthony Reiner 

In basketball, football, and 
baseball the team with the best 
regular season record usually 
makes it into the championship. 
In hockey, however, this is rarely 
the case. 

For example, the last two sea- 
sons have seen the Detroit Red 
Wings hold the best record in the 
NHL, but they have failed to 
bring home the coveted Stanley 
Cup in both instances. 

The clocks are all reset to zero 
when the playoffs arrive and of- 
ten times the teams with medio- 
cre regular season records come 
out of the pack and perform well. 

Six years ago it was the 
Minnisota North Stars, three 
years ago ii was the New York 
Rangers, and two years ago it was 
the New Jersey Devils. Last year, 
it was the year of the record ex- 
pansion team, the Florida Pan- 
thers, who upset the highly fa- 
vored Philadelphia Flyers and the 
Pittsburgh Penguins in succes- 

Explanations for this phenom- 
enon are highly varied. Some 
blame the changes in officiating 
styles saying that the officials re- 
luctance to use the whistle gives 
the advantage to the more physi- 
cal teams rather than the more 

skilled teams. Additionally, the 
increase in poking and grabbing 
gives further advantage to defen- 

The reality of the 
forcing teams to realize the im- 
portance of the physical grinders 
and have a mix of physical and 
highly skilled players. The de- 
fending champion Colorado Ava- 
lanche devise much of their suc- 
cess from their unique mixture of 
stars like Joe Sakic and physical 
players like Claude Lemieux. 
With hopes of competing with the 
Avalanche, the Detroit Red 
Wings are deporting from their 
usual finesse style and are acquir- 
ing more physical players like 
Tomas Holmstrom. 

Who will be this year's sur- 
prise team? It is too early to tell, 
but teams such as the Buffalo 
Sabres. Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 
New York Rangers, and the New 
Jersey Devils hope that Ilie post- 
season will be kind to them like 
the playoffs were to the Florida 
Panthers last season. 

Regardless, it promises to be 
an exciting next couple of months 
and the competitive spirit and the 
frequent upsets make the NHL 
playoffs the most exciting in all 
of sports. 

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Community Calendar 


Concert: Chatt Phoenix Schools- Tliuni.. 

Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., 757-5132 

Kenneth Jackson: singer, Iruinpeler, gui- 

larisl—Bessk Smith Hall, Sal., Feb. 15, 8 

p.m., 757-0020 

Symphony Series: Mozarl&Dvorall — 

Tivoli, Ctiatt Symphony & Opera Assoc, 

Thurs' Feb. 20, 8 p.m., 267-1218 

Collage Concert Series: woodwind & 

string — Chan Symphony & Opera, Sun., 

Feb. 23, 3 p.m., 267-8583 

Anderson Siring Quartet — Southern 

Adventist University, Mon., Feb, 24, 8 p.m.. 

Ackerman Auditorium, 238-2880 

Chatt Stale Concert Clioir and Chorale— 

C.C. Bond Auditorium, Thurs, Feb, 27, 7, il I 

p.m., 697-2431 

Sympltonic Band Concert— VTC. Thurs., 

Feb. 27, 8 p.m., 755-4601 

Film & Theatre 

AnneFranli Remebered—Cban State, Feb. 

14-15 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.. 267- 


Philadelphia, Here I Come— comedy. 

University of South, Feb, 19-22 at 8 p.m., 


SreoHingl/rcHiivES— Chan Stale, Feb,21- 


Musical: Jacques Brel is Alive and V/ell 

and Wing in ftra-UTC, Feb. 21, 22, 


28, & Mar, I at 8 p.m., Feb. 25-27 an p. 


The Lion, The Wttch & The Wardrobe- 

Tivoli, Thurs., Feb. 27,10a. 


Cold Comfort f oral— Chatt Slate, Feb. 28 & 

Mar. 1 at 7:30 p.m.. Mar. 3 at 2 p.m., 267- 


Tom Key, dramatisl—Ut College, Fri.. Feb. 


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23rd Annual Antiques Show and Sale- 
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^^ #^ February 25, 1397 

The Offlcial Student Newspaper of Southern AdventisI University Volume 52 

Chemistry Dept. Changes Create Controversy 

Whats Inside.. 

Campus News 

President Search, p. 3 
SA Election Results, p. 3 
\nt. Development, p. 4 

Talge Hall KrrcHEN, p. 5 
Religion Master's, p. 5 

C'dale Elections, p. 5 

s Series Wrap-Up. p. 10 

■ li;i.Tn' Concert, p. II 

Thi Back Page 

Comics Galore 

by Bonnie McConnell 

Chemistry teachers Sterling 
Sigsworth and Steve Warren, 
chair, will be leaving Southern 
next semester in an attempt by the 
administration to revise the de- 
partment, says Academic Vice- 
President George Babcock, 

Some students and faculty are 
r the deci- 

Sigsworfh and Warren have 
taught in the chemistry depart- 
ment for many years, not only 
contributing to the education of 
hundreds of students, but offer- 
ing financial contributions to 
Hickman Science Center as well. 

In January, Sigsworth and 
Warren were notified by letter 
that their contracts would not be 
renewed for the following year. 

On Monday, Feb. 18, the ad- 
ministrative committee reviewed 
the contracts of all teachers for 
the 97-98 school year. 

Sigsworth and Warren were 
not among the final list of re- 
newed contracts. 

Dr. Rhonda Scott-Ennis is one 
of the new professors hired to fill 
the open position. She is a bio- 
chemist from the University of 
Wisconsin at River Falls, giving 
up tenure to teach at Southern. 

Scott-Ennis is excited about 
becoming part of the staff at the 
university. The administration has 
not yet hired a second teacher, 
but they are currently reviewing 

Babcock, attributes these 
changes to a lack of growth in the 
chemistry department over the 
last ten years. 

The number of enrollment ma- 
jors has gone from 23 to 12 in a 
ten-year period, says Warren. 

"1 saw more requests to take 
chemistry at Chatt State or UTC 
than any other course, and the ob- 
vious question is 'why?'" says 

The administration has sur- 
veyed the chemistry department 
and the departments of many 
other Adventist and private insti- 

The results: most chemistry 
departments are heading in a 
downhill direction. 

Dedication '97 

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on Tuesday. Feb. 18 

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was a celebration 

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Hickman Science 

Center and of our 

new imiversity. 

-We observed 

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and were part of 

suniething that will 

go down in 

(Southern's] his- 

tory. " says Senior 

Jolene Smitli "The 

cei-emony was pretty 


cool " 

Tfie ribbon-cut- 

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H President Malcohn 

Gordon and Con- 


gressman Zach 


Departments with a biochem- 
istry major are the only ones 
growing. As a result, a biochem- 
istry major will be offered to all 
Southern students next year. 

The administration hopes the 
new major will spark enough in- 
terest in the department to even- 
tually hire a fourth chemistry 
teacher, says Babcock. 

But some students are frus- 
trated by the administration's de- 
cision to let Warren go. 

Chemistry majors John Craig 
and Jason Lee defended Warren 
in a meeting with Babcock on 
February 18. 

Prior to the meeting, Craig and 
Lee researched background infor- 
mation on the chemistry depart- 
ment and six other departments 
for the last 25 years, including; 
the number of students in each 
class, the number of faculty, the 
number of hours produced, and 
number of majors in various de- 

With their background infor- 
mation, Craig and Lee compiled 

a three-page report with graphs 
to compare various departments 
and submitted copies to the ad- 
ministrative VP's. 

Babcock met with Craig and 
Lee for over an hour. They claim 
the administration did not con- 
sider all the facts and figures from 
a business standpoint. They say 
chemistry is a bread-and-butter 
class, and more people take it 
than chemistry majors alone. 

TTiese students feel the admin- 
istradon made a big mistake in 
not considering the students' 

Warren is the "single most 
dedicated teacher I've had aclass 
from," says Craig. "He's with stu- 
dents more than you can see from 
his office hours. If they think that 
leadership is lacking, I'm proof 
diat it isn't. 

"I was a chemistry major and 
I didn't like it until I took a class 
from Dr. Warren." 

Becky Boiling, senior biology 
major, agrees with Craig. 

See Chemistry, p, 2 

SAU Plans Martin Luther King Remembrance for Next Year 

by Avery McDoii^le 

Next year, Martin Luther King's 
holiday will not go unnoticed at 
Southern, but this year while most 
Adventist universities and colleges 
across the country celebrated King's 
holiday, Southern didn't. 

"Southern administration is not 
opposed to a special program or 
closing," says Academic Vice- 
President George Babcock. 

"On February 10, in Faculty 
Senate we voted to have Dr. 
Wohlers. Vice-President for Student 
Services, plan something special on 
that day in recognition of the holi- 

The recognition of black initia- 
tive and leadership through such a 
holiday would have been unthink- 
able a few years ago. This holiday 
continues to mark a great divide in 
the relationships between white and 
black America- 
Some wonder if Soudiem's lack 
of observance or even giving a nod 
to the King Holiday is contributing 

"As Seventh-day Adventist 
Christians, we can learn a lot 
from Dr. King. On this day, 
we as a nation, and as a 
church, are challenged to re- 
member one of King's great- 
est legacies-hope." 

—Dr. Pam Harris. 

Chair. Joitnialism and 


to a decline in race relations on the 

Is the King Holiday an impor- 
tant issue on this campus? Seniors 
Tasha Pax ton and Pablo Jurado said 
'yes' in their letters in the February 
13 Southern Accenl. Why did 
Southern opt to not pay tribute or 
observe this holiday, they asked. 

"Southern does not take any 
national holidays off, with the ex- 
ceptions of Thanksgiving and 
Christmas," says Babcock.