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SOUTHERN sM ACCENT 



THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63. ISSUE 1 



Student killed in summer car accident 



MattHerzel 

MbwEdhpii 



A memorial service for 
Timothy "Beau" Bockmann, 
Southern student and friend 
of many, iras held on Satur- 

COMMUNITY 

New church 
opens doors 

Matf Herzel 

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New ministries and outreach 
projects in Collegedale are 
starting thanks to the new Col- 
legedale Community Church 
building. Thenewchurch, com- 
pleted this past July, is the fiil- 
fiJlraent of a long-time dream. 

Ten years ago the McKee 
family approached the Geor- 
gia-Cumberland Conference 
offering to donate a piece of 
property' ^vest of the intersec- 
tion of Ooltewah-Ringgoid 
Road and Apison Pike for the 
construction of a communitj' 
church. The conference even- 
tually approved tlie idea and 
Pastor Jerry Arnold was asked 
to spearhead the new church 

Since that time the Colleg- 
edale Communit>- Church has 
grown without a permanent 
home. For the past six years 
the congregation rented fa- 
cilities from several churches 
of other denominations until 
the funds could be raised for a 
church of their own. 

Despite the cooperation of 
the Eastwood church, minis- 
tering to the community from 
a rented facilitj' still had its 



day afternoon. red light. Bockmann was 19 
On the evening of August years old, and planned to re- 
2, Bockmann was on his \vay turn to Southern this semes- 
home from a friend's house ter to begin his sophomore 
when he was struck and killed year as a nursing student with 
by a speeding car that ran a a theolog}' 



Bockmann choose to come 
to Southern over other ap- 
pealing options. 

He turned down an invita- 



BEAU. I 



"Every time that we'd have 




student into the muddy bayou. 



SA welcomes students back in the swamp 



Erika Gemmell 



Swamp creatures crept through the eerie 
green fog as they preyed on their unsuspect- 
ing victim. Screams of joy, terror and laughter 
filled the air as the tangly mass of Hmbs was 
drug into the mudpit of slime. As unlikely as 
it may seem, this was not a scene from the next 
bestselling science fiction novel, but was a fa- 
miliar scene at the SA Welcome Back party on 
Saturday night. 

Students were invited to the SAU Bayou, a 
swamp-themed party where everyone was told 
to come in their one-piece bathing suits. The 
party started at 9 p.m. and kept going until 
around 11 p.m. Scott Kabel imited attendees to 
wallow in his swamp, and the party was kicked 



off \vilh some lively banjo music provided by 
Darren He\'ener. 

Soon everyone was thro\ving water balloons, 
slinging mud, wrestling, and getting sprayed 
off by local firemen and women. 

"Everyone was okay with getting wet and 
dirty, whether they knew each other or not," 
said Elisa Devore, a senior education major. 

Kabel, social Wee president and creator of 
this year's event, thought the party was a suc- 

"People took initiative and held the party to- 
gether. During the party, I would see buckets 
dumped on heads, water balloons, or wet and 
muddy people," Kabel said. "This was a suc- 

He also added that the event would have 



First summer 
nursing class 
graduates 

MoNiKA Bliss 

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The School of Nursing's 
Summer Study Option pro- 
gram, an intensive Associate 
of Science degree, graduated 
its first class in May. 

The twelve graduates be- 
gan the program in May 2005 
and returned each consecutive 
summer for three years. The 
graduates are planning to take 
their boards to become regis- 
tered nurses during the next 
two months. 

The program consisted of 
37 credit hours in 36 weeks. 
The class met fi\ e days a week, 
three hours each day, for 12 
weeks each summer, said Bar- 
bara .fames, dean of the School 
of Nursing. 

The purpose of the program 
was to prox'ide an opportunit)- 
for communit>' people to take 
nursing, James said. 

"It [the program] meets 
needs for a lot of non-tradi- 
tional students that have a 
lot of other factors, femily, or 
jobs, full time," said graduate 
Andrew Holt, of Chattanooga. 

Another graduate, Lora 
Frood, of Collegedale agreed. 

"Taking the classes in the 
summer allowed us that free- 
dom the other part of the year," 
Frood said, who is a mother of 
three and a certified nursing 
assistant at LifeCare Center in 



The program was a success 
overall, said Pam Gammen- 
thaler, an assistant nursing 
professor. 

"We completed the right 
amount of our theory and din- 
icals, and they all passed," she 

SEE NURSING, PAGE 3 



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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007 



Showcase features options for students 



Unique promotional ideas 
abounded at the Ot;gaDizational 
Showcase last Wednesday, Over 
6o on-campus clubs organJi'^- 
tioDS and services were repre- 
sented through e\'er>thiDg frora 
table displays to costumed char- 

The showcase provided a ^vay 
to let the students know about 
services and organizations for 
students on campus. 

"EvePr'year it's grooving," said 
Kari Shiiltz, director of student 
life and the showcase organiz- 
er. "It's fun to see all the things 
people come up with to promote 
their organization." 

Thisyearfun and unique ideas 



a "fashion" photo shoot, cliatted 
with a roman soldier and had a 
chance to uin a heart rate moni- 
tor. 

Booth operators like Amanda 
Jehle, student missions club 
president, kept busj' through- 
out the night. She said students 
seemed to be veiy interested in 
getting to know more about the 
clubs and acti\itcs, and she felt 
her booth in particular was a 

"I talked to a lot of people 
who were excited about going 
as student missionaries," Jehle 



people ivanting to get involved 
in the student missions club. 

Jashlene Rey, a freshman 
business administration major, 
fell the e\'ent had a very welcom- 
ingandimiting feeling. Rey said 
she appreciated how the show- 
case featured a large variet>' of 
different cultures. In addition to 
meeting some new friends, Re>' 
also took the opportunit>- to join 
tile Italian and French clubs. 

The unusual promotional 
ideas at the showcase may some- 
times be wac]^' but club and or- 
ganization leaders believe they 

"Anything to make people 
aware of the options," Jehle 
said, "Because there's a lot to do 
here at Southern." 



Southern ranks among best 



U.S. News and World Re- 
port ranked Southern one of 
the "Best Baccalaureate Col- 
leges" in the South in its 2008 
"America's Best Colleges" edi- 






"Southern has been 

ranked for seven 

years and the 

university's ranking 

continues to 

improve." 

Southern has been ranked 
for seven years and the univer- 
sity's ranking continues to im- 



prove. Last year, it ranked 29th 
and this year it ranks 22nd out 
of 47 colleges and universities. 

According to a news release 
by Southern, U.S. Neu-s and 
World Report rankings are 
used primarily by parents and 
prospective students as crite- 
ria for selecting colleges. This 
\ear, 320 baccalaureate colleg- 
es ranked within four regions, 
are included in the report. 

"The U.S. News rankings 
reaffirm the quality' and value 
of Southem'soutstanding pro- 
grams and top-notch facultv," 
said Vinita Sander, \ice presi- 
dent for Marketing and Enroll- 
ment Services. "We are ver>' 
pleased to be in the top tier 
category again this year." 



Beau 

Continued from Pg. 1 

tion to play baseball at North- 
western University to instead 
come to Southern last year. 

Friends and family, includ- 
ing his father, step-mom, and 
great-grandmother, gathered 
at the memorial service to 
> of Beau and 
s of how he impact- 
ed their lives. 

"He truly cared about oth- 
er people, the people that he 
came in contact with," said 
Patrick Black, friend and fel- 
low student. "He would give 
up everything for a stranger, 
doesn't matter who it is, he 
was thai kind of guy." 

During the service Beau's 
father, Tim Bockmann, com- 
mented on the remarkable in- 
fluence Beau had on the people 



he was around, Many students 
came fonvard to share stories 
of how they had been affected 
by what was dubbed the, "Beau 

"He would give up 

everything for a 

stranger, doesn't 

matter who it is, he 

was that kind of guy." 



"Anybody he was with," 
said Bockmann, "He always 
wanted to make them feel like 
they were just as important as 
anybody else." 

Friends agree that Beau's 
spirituality was a remarkable 
witness to ever^'one he inter- 
acted with. He wasn't the sort 
of Christian who got in people's 
face when they did something 
he disagreed wixh. Instead he 



quietly set an example that let 
ever>'one know he served Jesus 
with his mind, bod)', and soul. 

"It's amazing that a 19 year- 
old guy could be that close to 
God and show it through his 
actions and not just say it," 
Black said. "In his personality 
and the way he went about life 
you knew that he was a man of 
God." 

At the memorial service sev- 
eral friends, including Beau's 
roommate Clifton Schallerd, 
talked about how, since Beau's 
death, they've taken steps to 
improve their relationship 
with God as a direct result of 
his life and testimony. 

"So many of my friends who 
knew Beau are wanting to be 
more like Beau in their walk 
with God," Black said. "Any 
one of us can go at any time; we 
can't be procrastinating with 
our relationship with God." 



Beau will certainly be great- Bockman's friends and fam- 

ly missed among his friends on ily are secure in the knowl- 

campus. edge that theyTl see him again 

"He always made sure that someday, 
you were ok," said good friend "He lived Ufe to the full- 

Margeau Schaller, "And he est and he did it with all his 

knew in his heart somehow might," Schaller said. "I loved 

when you were having a bad Beau and I can't wait to see 

day and he would try his best him in heaven." 
to make you feel better." 



Memories of Beau 



Beau Bockmarm was a cup 
of joy on this campus. He 
loved going to school at South- 
em. Everything he did he did 
with all his might, from crush- 
ing sofrbalts to playing in the 
dodge ball tournament while 
on crutches. Beau could make 
anyone laugh or listen to you 
and give the best advice he 
had. 



part of God's plan. It brings a 
smile to my fece to know Beau 
will be In heaven. But I have 
to ask, what if tomorrow was 
your last? Do you have a rela- 
tionship with God? I want to 
see Beau again and laugh and 
dance like we used to. Beau 
Bockmann will never be for- 
gotten. Whatever it takes, give 
your life to Jesus. 

- Clifton Schaller 



SOUTHERN.^ ACCENT 



TheStudent VoiceSince I'. 



Southern film released on DVD 

Brad BctacK ^^^'^ ^"** °"^ oithe producers land Film Festival lastyear, in 

f^^^^ of the film. "TTiis one shows we Indianapolis, Indiana. 

e getting towards the end." For more information on 

It has been about three thefilm,gotowwiv.secretofth- 

ars fixim the initial brain- 



For the first time, the gen- 
eral public has the opportu- 
nity to see the award-winrung 
film, "Tlie Secret of the Cave". 

"The Secret of the Cave," 
a feature length film created 
and produced by the School 
of Visual Art and Design at 
Southern, was released na- 
tionally on DVD Tuesday. 

The movie is now available 
at retailers including Block- 
buster, Hollywood Video, 
Movie Galler>' and Amazon. 

"There's so many mile- 
stones in making a film," said 
David George, cinematogra- 



storming stage of the film to 
its release on DVD earlier this 
week, George said. 

This [film] is the culmina- 
tion of a lot of hard work from 
people," George said. 

The film, which features 
notables actors such as Pat- 
rick Bergin and Kevin Novot- 
ny, falls into the category of a 
family adventure film, George 

"The Secret of the Cave" 
has already received the Crys- 
tal Heart Award, at the Heart- 




THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007 



Community 

Contl*,ded from Pg. i 

extra programs we'd have to 
pay more money," said Head 
Elder Jim Keller. "It was al- 
ways hard." 

Now with a permanent 
plaee to worship, the staff at 
the Community Chm'ch is 
working to expand their min- 
istries and start programs 
they've always wanted to do. 

"Making disciples through- 
out the community is what 
our vision is," Keller said. "To 
be able to draw more people 
to Christ through our differ- 
ent ministries that we will be 
having and are having for the 
community." 

For starters, Kevin Becker, 
the children's pastor at Colleg- 
edale Community, has started 
a ministry at Wolftever Creek 
Elementary School. Known 
throughout the school as the 
"story guy," Becker visits 
classrooms and tells character 
building stories to the chil- 

The church is also opening 



its doors to a parent associa- 
tion from Wolftever and al- 
lows regular meetings in its 
brand new facihties. 

"We are the community 
church," said Head Pastor 
Jerry Arnold, "We want to be 
involved in the community." 

The church is also targeting 
its ministries toward young 
people. Their worship service 
is specifically designed to be 
God-centered and avoid many 
of the stumbling blocks that 
might distract younger people 
from their walk with God. 

"We're trying to not have 
tradition get in the way of ev- 
erybody learning about Christ 
and becoming disciples," 
Keller said. 

The many young people 
attending the Community 
Church, some returning to 
church after years of absence, 
also led to a somewhat unusu- 
al way of raising the money 
necessary for the construction 
of the new building. 

"We did not want to have 
visitations from professional 
ftmdraisers coming to talk to 



NEWS 

people who were just coming 
back to church for the first 
time," Pastor Arnold said. "So 
we decided the best way to do 
it was just to pray about it. " 

Keller says the staff prayed 
diligently that their members 
would be successful in their 
personal endeavors and ca- 
reers. The strategy worked 
and members have been faith- 
fiil in returning their blessings 
to God for the building proj- 

The Collegedale Communi- 
ty Church is dedicated to reach 
out not just to the established 
Seventh-day Adventist com- 
munity in Collegedale, but to 
the surrounding community. 

"We want to be a part of the 
community in the sense that 
we are a church that's not pro- 
moting ourselves or denomi- 
national culture, but we are 
promoting Christ and Chris- 
tianity," Arnold said. "Our 
hope is that people that are 
not churched will be able to 
come and be comfortable with 
our program and get to know 
God and grow with Him." 



Nursing 

Continued from Pg. i 



"It was a really positive pro- 
gram," Frood said. "It wasn't 
easy, but very doable." 

Some students said that the 
class was very memorable. 

"This is my 7th year of col- 
lege and I've never had a 
class that I've had such close 
friends," Holt said. "It was a 
special experience to have 17 
of yoiu: best friends together 
in the same class." 

While students find the pro- 
gram successful, nursing fac- 
ulty are concerned about their 
fatigue and the students' abili- 
ty to remember course content 
between summer sessions, 

"When we just meet in the 
summertime, a lot is forgot- 
ten," Gammenthaler said. 



3 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 

They don't have that smooth 
continuation. It's almost like a 
total review of everything they 
already learned each time we 
started up again." 

Some students, however, 
seem to think the large breaks 

"After the first summer, I 
got a job as a nursing assis- 
tant," Holt said. "That work 
helped me keep current." 

Although there are no plans 
to kick off the program again 
next summer, it does not close 
the doors for a program in the 

"We have a lot on our plate 
with the new nursing build- 
ing being started," James 
said. "Right now we feel it is 
better to increase the size of 
our classes during the fall and 
winter semesters." 



Swamp 

Continued from Pg. 1 



partraent, the AV crew, Mark 
Antone from landscaping, and 
the group of volunteers that 
helped out. Scott views this 
year'&s a year of experimen- 
tation, mixing old ideas with 



vironment for people to get to 
know each other in unexpect- 
ed ways. 

"I think the whole thing is 
pure genius, said Kelly Mc- 
Clurg. "Deep down inside, 
no one really likes organized 
games. It was chaos." 







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ifestyles 



Make your dorm room a home 



Benjamin Stitzer 



YougiveasighofreUetafter s«ora8e. K for 



1 hide under there. One oth- 
r option is to yse the dorm's 



unpacking your dorm 
But after taking a step back 
you reahze the room looks like 
a cell from the Chattanooga 
penitentiary. Tears begin to 
well up deep within you, when 
out of nowhere you were hand- 
ed the Lifestyles page from the 
Accent. No more tears, now 
you can make your room the 
hip pad you knew it could be. 

Number one: Saving 
space is cruci^^l to making the 
room livable. Closet organi2ers 
are a great way to make up for 
lost space. Try raising the beds 
a few inches and you might be 
surprised with the things you 



both you and your roommate 
both brought refrigerators you 



Websites to check out: 



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could take one and put it in 
storage. 

Step two: Make it nice. 
Walls can be a fantastic place 
to express your creativity. 
Things like pictures and paint- 
ings can really make a room 



feel like home. Curtains also go 
a long way. Find a few things 
that you miss from home and 
find a place for them in your 

Step three: How to make 
it happen. It is exciting to 
dream up ideas of the perfect 
room, but you have to be prac- 
tical. The best places to shop 
are thrift stores. The Samari- 
tan Center is the perfect place 
to start. If you don't find ex- 
actly what you are looking for, 
Wal-Mart is just around the 

So cheer up and \vipe those 
tears. Now you have a few 
ideas to make your room a 
great place to live. 



Bagging the bag, saving the planet 



Erika Gemmell 

PllOID_EDm)B 



Americans create a disgust- 
ing amount of waste. In fact, in 
the last 35 years our amount of 
waste has doubled from 2.7 to 
4.4 pounds of garbage per day, 
per person according to www. 



Plastic bags and packaging 
are the greatest contributors. 
Plastic bags are harmfiil be- 
cause they don't decompose, 
animals eat them and die, and 
bags have the superpower of 
flight. (You know all those gro- 
cery bags you see flying into 
trees?) 

Five years ago, Ireland 
started taxing plastic grocery 
bags around 20 cents U.S. 
dollar per bag. This law has 
turned 95 percent of the Irish 
into environmentally-fi^endly, 
reusable-bag citizens. In fact, 
when I was in Dublin this sum- 
"ler, I did not see one person 
Use a plastic bag. 

Many grocery stores around 
the nation have been encour- 
aging environmental steward- 
ship and have offered rewards 
3"d discounts for shoppers 
using reusable tote bags. 
Wouldn't it be sweet if South- 




If you would like to help 
save the earth by using re- 
usable grocery bags, here is 
some information to help you 
get started: You can use any 
old bag, maybe not the kind 
with zippers, but an open bag 
of your choice. Strong, mid- 
sized bags are best. I prefer to 
shop in style, so I use colorful 
bags with flowers and animals 
on them. Cany your tote bags 
into the store with your head 
held high, keeping them in 
your cart until checkout time, 
and then kindly tell the ca- 
shier that you are here to save 
the planet and you would like 



Make sure you always act 
like you know what you're do- 
ing, and as if you've been do- 
ing this for years, and as if ev- 
eryone does this everywhere. 

Each of your bags will be 
sturdy, efficient, stylish, and 
environmentally friendly. Ev- 
eryone will want to be like you 
because you are awesome. 
And we all could lose some 
garbage weight. 

Wal-Mart offers free recy- 
cling of regular grocery bags, 
so you can throw out your 
old bags that are hidden in 
random places in your house. 
The Village Market uses re- 
cycled plastic bags, and Fresh 



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Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2007 

Anh Pham 

Opinion Editor 

anhpham@southern.edu 



Who am I: Theological question not existential angst 



Anh Pham 

The professor looked at 
the sign-in sheet and where 
everyone else had written 
their names, Seung Hui Cho 
had written a question mark. 

"We just really knew him as 
the 'question mark kid'," one 
person said according to the 
news report. 

Additional media reports 
said Cho communicated viiih 
classmates, in part, via his 
Internet Facebook profile. 
But instead of the usual 
photograph people post, Cho 
posted an illustration of a 
Zorro-like figure whose face 
was blank except for a large 
question mark. 

The question mark 
kid, Cho, later became the 
instrument for the deadliest 
shooting in U.S. history when 
he slaughtered 32 of his fellow 
students and professors last 
semester at Virginia Tech. 

Apparently Cho didn't know 
who he was. 

Do you know who you are? 

No really. Don't quickly 
give a flippant answer to that 
question, because how you 
answer that question will 
ultimately decide your future. 

At last month's annual 
Presidential Prayer Breakfast, 
our university president 
challenged those in attendance 
to ignore the popular winds of 
opinion and live for God no 
I matter what the cost. . 

"Will you be a 'stand-up' 
person for God in a 'bow- 
down' world?" he asked. 

Unfortunately some won't 
be able to be stand-up people 
because they don't know who 

In the New Testament book 
of James 1:26-27 we learn: 



"If anyone thinks himself to 
be religious and yet does not 
bridle his tongue but deceives 
his own heart, this man's 
religion is worthless. Pure 
and undefiled religion in the 
sight of our God and Father 
is this: to visit orphans and 
wdows in their distress, and 
to keep oneself unstained by 
the world." 

The first sentence is a 
caution if we don't heed Luke 
6:45: The good man brings 
good things out of the good 
stored up in his heart, and 
the evil man brings evil things 
out of the evil stored up in his 
heart. For out of the overflow of 
his heart his mouth speaks." 

Which briijgs us to the 
second referenced verse in 
James regarding "pure and 
undefiled religion." If we don't 
spend the time we have shortly 
after we first wake up putting 
on the armor of God, then we 
will be stained by the world. 
We will become like the world. 
We need time alone with 
God— through prayer, Bible 
study, and meditation— so we 
may remain in faith, and as 
a result better perceive what 
God would have us do or not 
do for Him that day. 

Witii the life of Christ in 
us, we will want— as James 
puts it— to visit orphans 
and widows or participate 
in any number of outreach 
opportunities. We will be co- 
workers with Christ, with Him 
using our legs to visit the poor 
in spirit, with Christ using our 
arms to hug and comfort those 
who are hurting around us. We 
, are all orphans, and there are 
two fathers trying to claim us 
as their own: God the Father 
through the redemptive work 
of his son Jesus, or Satan— the 
father of all lies. 



In John 8, as Jesus debates 
the Pharisees, notice how he 
addresses Himself and them 
beginning in verse 42: "If God 
were your Father ye would love 
me...Whydoyenotunderstand 
my speech? Even because ye 
cannot hear my word. Ye are 
of your father the devil, and 
the lust of your father ye will 
do. He was a murderer from 
the beginning, and abode not 
in the truth, because there is 
no truth in him.. -He that is 
of God heareth God's words: 
ye therefore hear them not 
because ye are not of God." 

If we don't spend time 
getting to know God out of 
love and gratitude for what 
He has done for us, we will 
not know Him. God will not 
be the Father who adopts us. 
If we choose not to know God, 
then we have chosen to know 
the world, and the devil is our 

Evangelist Mark Finley 
shares a story inhis devotional, 
Solid Ground, that takes 
place in the death camps of 
Worid War II. The next few 
paragraphs are taken from the 
devotional: 

At the train terminal in one 
of the camps the officers began 
separating able-bodied men 
from the women and children. 
One father, a member of a 
royal family, gazed on this 
scene and heard the fearful 
voices of families torn apart. 
He realized he might never 
see his young son again. He 
knelt down beside the boy and 
held him by the shoulders. 
"Michael," he said, "no matter 
what happens, I want you 
alwaysto remember one thing. 
You're special; you're the son 
of aldng." 

Soon father and son were 
separated by the soldiers 



and marched off to different 
sections of the camp. They 
never saw eaclj other again. 
Michael learned much later 
that his father had perished in 
a gas chamber. He had to go 
out alone and try to make his 



At 



all 




Seung Hui Cho 
way in the world. 

But his father's last words 
would always stay with him. 
They became a guiding beacon 
in his life. ■'Tfou're the son of a 
king." 

Michael determined that 
whatever came, he would 
behave like the son of a long. 

To paraphrase Finley: as a 
student at Southern Adventist 
University, has the life, death, 
and resurrection of Christ 
touched you yet? Does it guide 
your actions and transform 
your behavior? 

Former roommates at 
Virginia Tech said Cho 
seemed to take solace from 
music, which he obsessively 
downloaded from the Internet. 
One of his favorites was the 
song, "Shine" by Collective 
Soul, which he played over 

Reports added that ChO 
even scribbled some of the 
song's lyrics on the wall, 
writing: "Teach me how to 
speak; Teach me how to share; 
Teach me where to go." 



ourselves and : 
faults, shortcomings and 
failings that lead us to believe 
we are undeserving of God's 
forgiveness or incapable of 
God's service. 

But remember the promise 
found in the Old Testament 
book of Exodus 4:10-13. Here 
we find God outiining His 
plan to use Moses to redeem 
His people from slavery. But 
instead of being filled with 
hope that Almighty God is 
\vith him, Moses can only see 
how incapable he is. 

"Moses said to the LORD, 
'O Lord, I have never been 
eloquent, neither in the past 
nor since you have spoken 
to your servant. I am slow of 
speech and tongue.' 

The LORD said to him, 
'Who gave man his mouth? 
Who makes him deaf or mute? 
Who gives him sight or makes 
him blind? Is it not I, the 
LORD? Now go; I will help 
you speak and will teach you 
what to say.' But Moses said, 
'O Lord, please send someone 
else to do it.'" 

Right now God wants to 
teach you how you can be of 
use to Him. 

Right now God wants you 
to love that classmate who's 
obnoxious and rude. 

Right now God wants you to 
share the Gospel with someone 
who doesn't know Him. 

Right now God is calling 
you to be his son or daughter. 

Maybe if Seung Hui Cho 
knew who he really was called 
to be, the most horrific tragedy 

campus could have been 
avoided. 

So I ask again... 

Who are you? 



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plane carrying adventurer 
Steve Fossett missing 

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) 
Relatives and admirers of mil- 
iionaire adventurer Steve Fos- 
sett are hoping his grit and ex- 
perience will serve him well as 
rescuers search for his small 
plane in rugged mountains, 
sagebrush-filled desert and 

Fossett's single-engine van- 
ished Monday as he was scout- 
ing dry lake beds in western 
Nevada, apparently to set a 
world land speed record. 

"Steve is a tough old boot. 
I suspect he is waiting by his 
plane right now for someone 
to pick him up," said Sir Rich- 
ard Branson, the U.K. billion- 
aire who has helped finance 
many of Fossett's adventures. 
"Based on his track record, I 
feel confident well get some 

The plane _ a Bellanca 
Citabria Super Decathlon _ 
carried a locator that sends a 
satellite signal after a rough 
landing, but no such signal 
had been received. 

An aerial search Tuesday 
that included 14 aircraft con- 
ducted grid searches over 
7,500 square miles „ an area 
larger than Connecticut _ but 
intended to concentrate on 
600 square miles when the 
search resumes. 



3 suspected militants 
arrested in Germany for 
plajoning attacks on U.S. 
base, Frankfurt airport 

BERLIN (AP) _ Three sus- 
pected Islamic militants were 
arrested for allegedly plotting 

tacks on a major U.S. Air Force 
base in Germany and Frank- 
furt International Airport, one 
of Europe's busiest, German 
authorities said Wednesday. 

German federal prosecutor 
Monika Harms said the three 
had trained at camps in Paki- 
stan and procured some 1,500 
pounds of hydrogen peroxide 
for making explosives. 

"This is a good day for secu- 
rity in Gennany," she said. 

A top legislator said an at- 
tack could have occurred "in a 
few days," noting a "sensitive 
period" that includes the anni- 
versary of the Sept. 11 attacks. 



Doctor wa 
may be in danger from 
fumes from buttery fla- 
voring in microwave pop- 



Consumers, not just factory 
workers, may be in danger 
from fumes ft'om buttery fla- 
voring in microwave popcorn, 
according to a warning letter 
to federal regulators from a 
doctor at a leading lung re- 
search hospital. 

A pulmonary specialist 



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at Denver's National Jewish 
Medical and Research Center 
has vmtten to federal agen- 
cies to say doctors there be- 
lieve they have the first case 
of a consumer who developed 
lung disease from the fumes of 
microwaving popcorn several 
times a day for yctirs. 

"We cannot be sure that this 
patient's exposure to butter 
flavored microwave popcorn 
from daily heavy preparation 
has caused his lung disease," 
cautioned Dr. CecUe Rose. 
"However, we have no other 
plausible explanation." 

The July letter, made pub- 
lic Tuesday by a public health 
policy blog, refers to a poten- 
tiafly fatal disease commonly 
called popcorn lung that has 
been the subject of lawsuits by 
hundreds of workers at food 
factories exposed to chemicals 
used for flavoring. 

In response to Rose's find- 
ing, the Flavor and Extract 
Manufacturers Association is- 
sued a statement Tuesday rec- 
ommending that its members 
reduce "to the extent possible" 
the amount of diacetyl in but- 
ter flavorings they make. It 
noted that diacetyl is approved 
for use in flavors by the federal 
Food and Drug Administra- 

Henin beats Serena, will 
now face Venus 

NEWyORK(AP)-Jus- 
tine Henin beat Serena 
Williams 7-6 (3), 6-1 to 
reach the U.S. Open semi 




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and dropped to the court, sit- 
ting with legs stretched out 
and head bowed. Nadal is 
a three-time French Open 
champion and a two-time 
Wimbledon runner-up, but 
he's never been past the U.S. 
Open quarterfinals. 

No. 3-seeded Novak Djok- 
ovic reached the U.S. Open 
quarterfinals for the first time 
by beating No. 23 Juan Mona- 
co 7-5. 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-1 in 
a match that included the un- 
usual sight of Monaco losing a 
point because a tennis ball fell 
out of his shorts. 

Djokovic now faces No. 17 
Carlos Moya. The 31-year-old 
Moya is the oldest man stUl 
in the tournament, and the 
player he beat 7-5, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 
6-4 Tuesday, 19-year-old Er- 
nests Gulbis of Latvia, was the 
youngest left. 



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finals. They have met in the 
quarterfinals at three consecu- 
tive majors, and Henin is 3-0. 

Henin's next opponent 
could be another Williams: 
Serena's older sister, Venus, 
faces No. 3 Jelena Jankovic in 
the quarterfinals Wednesday 
night. 

Henin's high-powered 

match was foUowed by the 
biggest surprise so far on the 
men's side: No. 2 Rafael Na- 
dal's body broke 

down and he lost to No. 15 
David Ferrer, who reached his 
first U.S. Open quarterfinal. 
Ferrer's 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 
6-2 victory, which finished at 
1:50 a.m. Wednesday, means 
there won't be a third consecu- 
tive major final between Nadal 
and No. I Roger Federer. 

Ferrer did something one 
rarely sees: He ran Nadal 
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Wellness center generates excitement, donations 



Melissa Mentz 



With phase one's gymnas- 
tics center open and mort 
than 700 donations, phast 
nvo of the Hulsey Wellness aerobics equipment, locker 



Center is expected to be com- 
plete by August 2008. 

The construction of phase 
two will include an indoor 
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CONi.MUNITY 

Middle school 
plan finalized 

Matt Herzfx 

A plan for a new middle 
school was voted in by an 
ovenvhelming majority of 
Collegedale Church members 
Sunday evening. The vote was 
held at the end of a church 
business meeting called lo 
determine how to go forward 
ulth the school building proj- 

The school plans call for a 
51.338 square foot building 
with 12 classrooms, a gym- 
nasium, music suite, lunch 
room.and science lab. Admin- 
istrators are projecting the ca- 
pabilit>' to accommodate 300 
students. 

Over 570 members of the 
Collegedale Church and its 
constituents (McDonald Road 
Church and Collegedale Span- 
ish Church) turned out to 
the meeting on Sunday. The 
crowd more than met the quo- 
mm of 400 set by the church 
board prior to the meeting. 

Head Pastor John Nixon 
was excited about the strong 
support shown by his congre- 
gation. 

"It makes me feel like the 
church is united on this proj- 
ect," said Nixon, "And I feel 
like if we're united we can ac- 
comphsh anything." 

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Library updates look and services 



Jaime Myers 

COWTBIHUIQR 



Fresh coats of paint, new 
carpet and furniture on the 
lower level and second floor of 
McKee Librar>' greeted return- 
ing students this fall. 

"A new look to our facil- 
ity shows that we care about 
students," said Genevieve 
Cottrell, library director. "We 
want them to be comfortable 
and happy to be in this space," 

Heatber Elmendorf, a se- 
nior international studies and 
intercultural communica- 
tions major, said she likes the 
changes. 

"When I first saw it, I 



tliought we had a Barnes and 
Noble on campus," she said. "I 
love the new lighting and the 
comfortable chairs that wrap 
around the librar\' making it 
easier to find a quiet place to 
study." 

In addition to the cosmetic 
updates, some library' servic- 
es ha\e mo\ed. The Writing 
Center has moved from the 
second floor to the basement 
and Adventist Network of 
General Education Libraries, 
A.N.G.E.L., moved to a house 
on Universitj' Drive. 

Also, the classroom in the 
basement has been moved 
down the hall and remodeled 



into a dedicated instruction 
lab complete with computers 
and a projector. And the media 
department now has a group 
media viewing room where 
students can watch films. 

The shelving layout on the 
second floor has been rear- 
ranged enabUng more natural 
lighting, and it is now ADA, 
Americans with Disabilities 
Act, compliant. 

However, to make room for 
the additional seating and ADA 
compliance, 88 shelves were 
taken doi\-n and 38,000 books 
were moved into storage. The 

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VOL UME 63, ISSUER 

School needs 
more student 
missionaries 

Rlka Gemmell 



The education director for 
the Ad\'entist Church in Guam 
and Micronesia pled last week 
vdth Adventist universit>' stu- 
dent missions coordinators to 
send additional student mis- 
sionaries to the islands. 

Director Keith Rodman 
stated in an e-mail that the 
school on the island of Kosrae 
is in danger of shutting down 
due to this year's lack of stu- 
dent missionaries. The Ad- 
ventist school on Kosrae had 
one volunteer before he left to 
teach at a local public school, 
and a plan is in the works to 
transfer i\\o student mission- 
aries from Pohnpei to take 
over the school. 

All North American Ad- 
ventist universities have had 
a severe lack of student mis- 
year, especially 



"We're shooting for 
a student mission- 
ary tithe by sending 
10 percent of our 
student body each 
year." 
-Brennon Kirstein 



affecting the Micronesian is- 
land schools which function 
solely on student missionar\- 
teachers. 

"On the islands, it's opti- 
mum to have 120 total stu- 
dent missionaries," said Gayle 
Moore, Southern's Student 
Missions coordinator, "but 100 

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Annual lawn concert changes venue 



M6nika Buss 

A UmciMc: En rmR 

Southern's annual lawn 
concert got a makeover this 

Campus Ministries' la\m 
concert, held Saturday after- 
noon, moved to a new location 
betiveen Hackman Hall and 
the McKee Ubran,'. The con- 
cert featured original music 
UTitten by student perform- 

"I liked that a lot of people 
wrote their o\vn songs this 
year," said Chris Bolton, a ju- 
nior social work major. They 
were able to show their talents 
and use it for God too." 

The change in location u-as 
due to the recent drj' spell. 

Assistant Chaplain Ruben 



Covarrubias said the old loca- 
tion next to TaJge had lots of 
dust and little grass for people 
to sit on. The new location also 
allowed for more guests. 

"E^'en though it was prob- 
ably hotter [in the new loca- 
tion], it's more spacious," Co- 
varrubias said- 
Many students appreciated 
the larger area. 

"Last year the seating was 
uncomfortable," said Eliud Si- 
card, a junior theology major. 
■The sound was a lot better 



The performances included 
various instruments ranging 
from guitar to piano, French 
horn, cello and the djembe, an 
African drum. 

"Performing is a lot of hard 



work," said Maranatha Hay, a 
senior broadcast journalism 
major who played the djembe. 
"But r think it's worth it be- 
cause a lot of people are realh' 
touched by music. It's a bless- 
ing for me to be a witness. It's 
like any other Idnd of witness- 
ing, it blesses you in return 

Performer Aimee Burchard, 
a freshman intercultural com- 
munications major, agreed. 

"I really feel that as indi- 
viduals we shouldn't waste our 
talents God has given us. If we 
can share God in the process, 
that's the best gift we can gi\'e 
him," Burchard said. 

Burchard wrote, sang and 
played the guitar for her origi- 
nal song called, "Fly Away." 



Students attend this year's 
first Encounters Weekend 



Southern students took 
part in this semester's (iret 
Encounters Weekend. 

University Chaplain Bren- 
non Kirstein spoke on the 
theme of "Gen Red," calling 
this generation of young peo- 
ple to do great things for God. 

Encoimters weekends were 
concei\'ed by former Uiiiversi- 
tj- Chaplain Ken Rogers. Thej' 
were designed to be mini- 
ueeks of prayer which spread 
out that spfritual experience to 






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Guest speakers normally 
present sermons during con- 
vocation, vespers and a spe- 



cial church service Saturday 
morning. 

This new format has re- 
placed the more traditional 
week of prayer that happened 
at Southern once each semes- 
ter. Some students, like Ryan 
Hauck, enjoy the Encounters 
weekends and don't miss the 
schedule .shifts and eariy- 
moming classes created by 
daily meetings durinwg week 
of prayer. 

However, some students 
say they see problems with the 
new format. 

"I think less people attend 
because it's not as publicized, 
and ifs more frequent," said 

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Campus Safety collecting shoes 



Campus Safety is helping 
pro\ide new shoes to orphans 
across the globe. 

The department has part- 
nered with WMBW radio in 
Chattanooga and Bruckner 
International to provide shoes 
for orphans worldwide. 

Bruckner International, an 
evangelical organization, cre- 
ated Shoes for Orphaned Souls 
to give orphans new shoes in 

eluding the United States. 

According to Bruckner's 
Web site, the Shoes for Or- 
phaned Souls campaign and 
ministry has distributed more 
than 1.5 million shoes to date. 



Da\id Houtchens, the as- 
sociate director for Campus 
Safety, heard about the project 
on the radio and decided to get 
involved. Campus Safet>' be- 
came one of the only collection 
points in Collegedale and was 
able to collect over 70 pairs 
of new shoes and numerous 
socks in July and August. In 
addition, many of the lefto\'er 
boxes \\'ill be used to assist 
Operation Christmas Child 
this coming winter. 

Houtchens hopes that Shoes 
for Orphaned Souls ^rill help 
to soften the image of Campus 
Safety. 

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BradBctack Faculty come to Southern are excited Anderson is here. 

EoiniK for the same reason that.stu- When looking for new fac- 

The School of Computing dents do, to de\'elop a rela- ultj', you must look at their 

just added a new doctor to its tionship with Jesus, Anderson teaching skills, their advance 



facultj'. 

Scot Anderson joined the 
department in August and 
will be teaching several online 
classes as well as principles of 
net^vorking and also advising 
five computer majors. 



"If you are interested in hav- 
ing a relationship v^ith God, 
you can do that here," Ander- 
son said. "And that's great" 

Anderson comes from the 
University of Nebraska at Lin- 



Anderson said he took the coin where he spent the past 
position because he enjoj-s the fiv 
campus as well as the qualit>' 
of the computing department. 

The spiritual atmosphere 
on campus and the students' 
response to it, is really nice," 
Anderson said. "It's unique to 
Southern." 



kno^vledge in their field as well 
as-their compatibilitj' with ex- 
isting faculty, said Richard 
Halterman, dean of the com- 
puting department. 

"He [Anderson] gives us a 
good overall package," Hal- 
terman said. "He will comple- 
ment our department and its 
facult}' well." 

Anderson's students belie\'e 



earning his 
and doctoral degrees. He 
ceived his Master of Scieno 
computer science in 2003 and he fits 
more recently earned his Doc- "He's very thorough 
tor of Philosoph}^ in computer lectures and they make i 

science in early 2007. 

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Pride returns to campus 

Former student returns as Talge Hall dean 



Matt Herzel 

KoKS-EiimiB 



A new dean, Kevin Pride, 
has joined the Talge Hall staff 
this semester and is looking to 
face new challenges and con- 
nect with the young men un- 
der his care. 

Dean Pride is a Southern 
alumnus and has had years of 
experience working with teen- 
agers and young adults. 

Bom and raised in Birming- 
ham, Alabama, Pride was the 
youngest of five children. His 
parents and siblings have had 
a big impact on his life and he 
remains very close to his fam- 
ily. 

While attending Southern 
in the late 1980s, Pride's desire 
to work with young people be- 
came cemented in his mind. 

"Ever>' job that I ever had 
tended toward being vrith 
young people," said Pride, 
"And I felt most comfortable 
with that," 

During the summer be- 
tween his junior and senior 
year, Pride worked as a task 
force dean at Indiana Acade- 
my. While studying at South- 
em, Pride said he gained valu- 
able experience working in the 
adolescent unit of a psychiat- 
ric hospital. 

In 1990, Pride graduated 
from Southern with a degree 
in Religious Education and 
was soon working at Forest 
Lake Academy as an assistant 
dean and Bible teacher. He 
stayed on at Forest Lake for 
the next 16 tears, serving as 







head dean for the latter half of 
his time there. 

Pride decided to accept the 
position at Southern primarily 
because he was ready for new 
challenges and a different en- 
vironment. Pride said the col- 
lege students he interacts with 
here are a lot different than the 
academy kids he has worked 
with for the past 16 years. 

When not busy getting to 
know students. Pride enjoys 
sports, particularly basketball 
and football, and watching 24. 
Although Pride is still unmar- 
ried, he enjoys spending time 
with his nieces and nephews. 

Pride's goal for the upcom- 
ing school year is to connect 
vrith the men living in Talge 
on a personal level. 

"I hope to get to know as 
many students as I can," Pride 
said, "And just be there for 
anybody who wants to talk 
about whatever." 



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Sara Bernal 

Seventh-day Adventist 
struck by Ught- 
ning this summer while work- 
ing in Miami, Florida. 

On July 8, 2007, Hailu Ki- 
danemariam finished canvass- 
ing a street. As he waited to be 
picked up, he was struck by a 
bolt of lightning. Even though 
paramedics resuscitated him 
in the helicopter, he never 
regained consciousness and 
passed away four days later. 

Four Southern students 
canvassed books alongside Ki- 
danemariam this summer as 
Southern Union Conference 
MagaBook team members. 
Fellow team members said he 
touched the lives of many dur- 
ing his 43 days in the Maga- 
book program. 

"He was the most spiritual 
yet humble person I have ever 



met," said Flor Osorio, a junior 
biology major and co-leader of 
Kidanemariam's canvassing 
group. 

"He was the 
most spiritual 

yet humble 

person I have 

ever met." 

- Flor Osorio 



Kidanemariam was bom 
in Ethiopia in 1967. He lived 
in Cuba for 19 years, where 
he became an electrical engi- 
neer and a Seventh-day Ad- 
ventist Church member. He 
also worked in Spain for eight 

Last year, he was accepted at 



Antillean Adventist University 
in Puerto Rico to study theolo- 
gy and nursing. Kidanemariam 
came to Florida this summer to 
earn a scholarship for the com- 
ing school year. 

Kidanemariam's daily con- 
secration is a legacy to all of his 
team members. At a memorial 
service in the Miami Temple 
church, leaders and students of 
the MagaBook program spoke 
of his dedication and devotion 
to the ministry. 

They recalled how he prayed 
and studied his Bible for several 
hours daily. They also spoke of 
how he helped students wash 
dishes and vacuum the church. 

Kidanemariam's body was 
returned to Ethiopia accom- 
panied by his brother Teddy. 
A quilt for his mother was also 
sent, symbolizing the many 
prayers of students and friends 
for his family. 



Letter from the Collegedale mayor 



Some in our community 
may not realize the fact that 
SAU is the heart of Colleg- 
edale. Physically, the city has 
grown significantly since the 
founding of Southern College 
very early in the 190OS. But 
the reality is that the campus 
is still the focal point of our 
community. 

We are blessed to have a re- 
ligious institution that sets the 
moral standards for the place 
we call home. Just as the mis- 
sion of SAU is to prepare stu- 
dents for life upon completing 



their education, the mission of 
the city is to meet the needs of 
businesses and residents. We 
are also blessed by the fact that 
the commission guiding the 
city is comprised of men with 
strong religious foundations. 

Just as the university's 
needs for city services have 
grown, so have the needs of 
our residents. We in the city 
government strive diUgentiy 
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As our lives 
evolve, I truly wish we could 
partner with the university to 

have such as management in- 
ternships. IT resources, etc. 
As we continue to build upon 
a good working relationship 
with SAU, I believe we will ac- 
complish great things. And as 
we continue into the future we 
all must strive to keep open 
dialogue for the benefit of ev- 
eryone. 

Best Wishes for this school 
year - Mayor John Turner 

Missionaries 

Continued from Pg. i 

vrill work. This year all uni- 
versities have sent less than 60 
students to teach." 

The lack of teachers has led 
to overcrowded classrooms, 
more work for existing teach- 
ers and lower quality educa- 

University Chaplain Bren- 
non Kirstein is hopefial that 
students will step up to the 
mission challenge. 

"We're shooting for a stu- 
dent mission^^^y tithe by send- 
ing 10 percent of our student 
body each year," he said. 
"That's 250 students that need 
to go out this year." 



4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 

Wellness 

Continued from Pg. i 

daycare, and cooking school 
facilities. 

"Just seeing students being 
active physically, socially and 
spiritually in an environment 
that will prepare them for a life 
of weU being will be a thrill," 
said Phil Garver, dean of the 
School of Physical Education, 
Health and Wellness. "Also, 
having a place for our majors 
to practice their professions as 
part of their academic journey 



The new wellness center is 
part of Southern's Campaign 
for Health and Healing, which 
also includes the construction 
of a new 31,850 sq. ft. nursing 
center. Last year. Southern re- 
reived a pledge for a one-time 
gift of $1 million from Life 
Care Centers of America. For 
every dollar Southern raised, 
they pledged to contribute $2, 
up to $1 million towards the 
campaign. 

"We thank God we sur- 
passed the goal thanks to 
board members and alumni," 
said Christopher D. Carey, 
, yjce , president for advance- 
ment. "The full $1 million was 
received thanks to the gener- 
osity of Life Care Centers of 
America." 

The original estimated cost 
for the campaign was $9.5 mil- 
lion. These costs have risen, 
perhaps due to improvements 
in plans, an increase in build- 
ing costs and a better assess- 

tion is now under way, Carey 
said. He estimates the most 
recent costs for the campaign 




Computing 

Contmued from Pg. 2 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 

Shoes 

Continued from Pg. 1 



Phase two of the Hulsey Wellness Center is expected to be complete by Au- 
gust of 2008. Jt will include an indoor track, weight training and aerobics 
equipment, locker rooms with saunas and whirlpools, labs, classrooms, a 
climbing wall, therapeutic pool, eatery with smoothie bar, and more. 



are $8 million for phase two of 
the wellness center, and $6.9 
million for the nursing center, 
which will break ground be- 
fore year's end. 

Despite the increase in 
costs, Southern administra- 
tion is not worried, but instead 
encouraged. Last year was the 
university's best fundrais- 
ing year overall, showing an 
increase of 40 percent from 
the previous year, and has re- 
ceived more than $7.3 million 
in pledges and gifts specifical- 
ly for the Campaign for Health 
and Healing. 

Ken DeFoor, a Southern 
alumnus who graduated in 
1971 is a past and current do- 
nor to Southern. He has com- 
mitted $75,000 to the Hulsey 
Wellness Center. He said 
he feels like he owes a lot to 
Southern. 

"[Because] they did a lot for 



me," DeFoor said. 

With a $2 million bond 
Southern already had, reallo- 
cated from a formerly plcumed 
project, the $7.3 million in 
pledges and gifts, and $1.5 
million from the university 
budget, Carey said that he is 
hoping to raise an additional 
$6 million. This is $2 mil- 
lion over the estimated costs, 
which would allow the $2 mil- 
lion from the university bud- 
get to be allocated towards 
other campus projects. 

"It is quite exciting to be a 
part of something bigger than 
yourself and see the generous 
gifts of others come in each 
week, including [from] faculty 
and staff," Carey said. "I hope 
each time a student walks by 
the construction they realize 
that 



Anderson is not the only 
teacher in his family, though. 

His wife, Patricia, as well 
as his fatlier-in-law, Willard 
Munger, are both professors at 
Southern. Patricia is teaching 
in the mathematics depart- 
ment and Munger teaches in 
the School of Computing. 

Anderson said he's looking 
forward to taking advantage 
of the outdoor activities the 
South offers including moun- 
tain biking as well as taking 
flying lessons. 

Anderson is fillin g the po- 
sition left vacant when Jared 
Bruckner retired at the begin- 
ning of this month. 

Library 

Continued from Pg. 1 

books are still available for 
check-out. 

While students will enjoy 
the "new" library, Cottrell 
points out the bigger picture. 

"We may have improved our 
look, but we still have to find 
solutions to our problems like 
resource storage or dedicated 
quiet study spaces for gradu- 
ate students and faculty," she 
said. "This is a cosmetic up- 
date with a few fixes for a few 
more years, but we either need 
a new or expanded facility." 

Currently, plans are under- 
way to remodel the first floor 
in the style of the lower and 
second floor next 



School 

Continued from Pg. 1 

CoUegedale Church has 
been looking at the possibihty 
of building a middle school for 
years. But the vote on Sunday 
night has cemented a plan and 
the church is prepared to move 
forward with the project. 

The need for a new build- 
ing is two-fold. A.W. Spalding 
Elementary School is currently 
full and turning away students. 
Moving grades 6-8 to the new 
building will allow space for 
growth through all grades. 

"We should be able to ac- 
commodate more kids, and the 
growth that's potentially com- 
ing," said long-time church 
member. Don Mote. 



Southern also has a signifi- 
cant interest in the building 
project and is furnishing the 
land for the school. The site 
for the middle school is on the 
south side of College Drive, 
across from Spalding's part- 
ner institution, CoUegedale 
Academy. Administrators at 
Southern are hoping that all 
of A.W. Spalding will eventu- 
ally be able to move to the new 
location. This will free up the 
land on the comer of Univer- 
sity Drive and College Drive 
where Spalding now sits for 
university use. 

"There's a lot of square 
footage in that building," said 
Gordon Bietz, Southern Presi- 
dent- "And as we grow there 
is potential use for university 
schools or dep 



Southern's strategic plan 
calls for the eventual razing of 
Spalding and the construction 
of a performing arts center on 
the property. But Bietz em- 
phasized that the construction 
of a performing arts center is 
still a long way in the future. 

CoUegedale Church, howev- 
er, is focused on the next step. 
The church is about to begin 
a massive capital campaign to 
fund the middle school's con- 
struction. 

"The fact that the pastors 
of the church have agreed to 
take on hindraising is a big 
answer to prayer," said Don 
Duff, school board chair of the 
Greater CoUegedale School 
System. "Now we have the 
leaders of our community 
leading the way to reach the 



people and get them invested 
in this project" 

To date, the CoUegedale 
Church has received approxi- 
mately $3.6 million in cash 
and pledges, but there is still 
much to be raised. 

If the money comes in at a 
steady rate Pastor Nixon hopes 
to begin construction on the 
middle school as soon as Feb- 
ruary 2008. He is confident 
that the future of the project is 
in God's hands. 

"We started our meeting 
with prayer," said Nbion, "We 
asked God to speak through 
the wiU of his people. . . I have 
been convinced that what we 
have found is not just the wiU 
of the majority, but we have 
discovered the wiU of God for 



they can and cannot park," 
Houtchens said. "Campus 
Safety is really about taking 
care of the community, and 
that includes our campus." 

Heather Slocum, the office 
manager for Campus Safety, 
was excited that the depart- 
ment could help the relief 
effort. As the deadline ap- 
proached, she noticed shoes 
piling up outside of her office. 
One person even brought in 
six bags of new shoes. 

In addition to communitj' 
members, employees got in- 
volved as weU. Judy Robert- 
son, the campus card manager 
in Information Systems, said 
that the campaign was a good 
opportunity to do good works 
for others and was a good ap- 
proach to just donating mon- 
ey. 

"It was quite simple," Rob- 
ertson said. "You go to the 
store and buy a pair of shoes. 
It was that easy." 

Students who knew about 
the campaign were happy with 
its results. 

Sandra Lewis, a senior el- 
ementary education major, 
thought that Shoes for Or- 
phaned Souls was a pretty cool 
idea and wants Campus Safety 
to participate again. 



Encounters 

Continued from Pg. 2 
Mandy Brady, a senior busi- 

Other students said the En- 
counters weekends don't seem 
as special because they are in- 
tegrated into the regular week- 



vespers. 

"We would have to get up 
really early," said Cherie Me- 
harry, a junior nursing major. 



"That 



eofai 



nience, but the i 

caused more of a unity because 

we were all going through the 

Assistant Chaplain Kevin 
Kibble said the Chaplain's of- 
fice is stiU evaluating the suc- 
cess of the Encounters week- 
ends and may make changes 
in the future. 

Brady has a simple solution 
to give students many oppor- 
tunities for spiritual experi- 

"I think they should do 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 



your world 



Appearing for first 
time in 3 years, 
Osama bin Laden 
slams global 
capitalism in new 
video 

CAIRO, Eg>-pt CAP) _ In a 
new \ideo released ahead of 
the sixth anniversary of the 
Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin 
Laden made no overt threats 
but lectured Americans on the 
Iraq war and criticized global 
capitalism, calling its leaders 
the real terrorists. 

His emei-gence Friday 
comes at a time when ter- 
rorism experts believe bin 
Laden's terror network is 
regrouping in the lawless 
Pakistan- Afglianistan border 
region _ and it underlines the 
U.S. failure to catch him. 

The 30-minute video was 
obtained by the SITE Insti- 
tute, a Washington-based 
group that monitors terrorist 
messages, and provided to the 
Associated Press. 

American officials said the 
U.S. government had obtained 
a copy even Uiough the video 
had not been posted yet by al- 
Qaida _ and intelligence agen- 
cies were stud>ing the video 
to determine whether it was 
authentic and to look for clues 
about bin Laden's health. 

In the ^'ideo, a short excerpt 
of which was broadcast to the 
Arab world b>' Al-Jazeera tele- 
vision, bin Laden attacked 
capitalism, multinational cor- 
porations and globalization. 

Earthquake damage 
in Peru 

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Historic 
churches and colonial-era ha- 
ciendas along Peru's southern 
coast suffered serious damage 
in last month's deadly earth- 

The quake badly damaged 
at least 173 churches, monu- 
ments and historic buildings, 
with about one-third com- 
pletely destroyed, said the 
director of the state-run Na- 
tional Culture Institute, Ceci- 



lia Bakula. 

The 329-year-old colonial 
Hacienda San Jose, outside 
the cit\' of Chincha, suffered 
partially collapsed walls but 
ivas largely intact, saved by 
its wooden roof. The hacienda 
was declared a national monu- 
ment in the late 1960s. 

In the port city of Pisco _ hit 
hardest by the Aug. 15 quake 
that more than 500 people _ 
the five-ston' Embassj- Hotel 
accordioned onto its ground 
floor, killing 15. Other hotels 

Most buildings were built 
with unreinforced adobe in 
Pisco, where 85 percent of the 
buildings were destroyed. 

Karina Moreno, Bakula's 
spokeswoman, said there have 
not been any reports of seri- 
ous damage to pre-Columbian 
sites as of vet. Officials are tak- 



shoppers to see their way to 
more healthy choices while 
scanning food labels. 

That's an idea being con- 
sidered by the Food and Drug 
Administration as it examines 
whether symbols added to the 
front of food packages could 
convey nutrition information 
in a clear and concise way. 

The agency opens a two- 
day hearing Monday to collect 
comments from food compa- 
nies, trade groups, watchdog 
organizations, medical experts 
and their overseas counter- 
parts on the topic, Any action 

Some food manufacturera 
and retailers already have be- 
gun labeling foods with sym- 
bols to indicate how nutritious 



they 



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2,800 



pre-Inca monuments there, 
where burial sites are particu- 
larl>' ^1llne^able because of the 
loose desert soil. 

Boat trips to an offshore 
wildlife reser\'e nearby have 
begun operating again, after 
sitting idle at port for three 
weeks. The launches ferry' 
sightseers to the rugged, gua- 
no-coated Ballestas Islands _ 
home to sea lions and mjTiad 
bird species, including Hum- 
boldt penguins, 165 miles 
southeast of the capital. 

The government agency 
that oversees the adjacent Pa- 
racas National ReseiTc, says it 
is still unsafe to visit after the 
quake shook chipped rocks 
off coastal bluffs. Most of the 
arched rock formation in the 
resen-e. known as "The Cathe- 
dral," came tumbling do\Mi. 

FDA considers 
food-label symbols 
to steer shoppers 
toward healthier 
eating 

WASHINGTON (AP) - If 
an increasingly ovenveight 



gang and is accused of ship- 
ping hundreds of tons of co- 
caine to the U.S. 

Petraeus outlines 
troop withdrawal 
plans 

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The 
top U.S. general in Iraq out- 
lined plans Monday for the 
withdrawal of 30,000 troops 
by next summer, drawing 
praise from the White House 
but a chilly reception from 
ti-war Democrats. Gen. Da\'id 
Petraeus said a 2,000-mera 
ber Marine unit would retun 
home this month without re 
placement in the first sizabli 
cut since a 2003 U.S-led in 
\'asion toppled Saddam Hus- 
sein and unleashed sectarian 
\iolence. 

Federer dominates, 
wins fourth straight 
open title 

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger 
Federer beat Novak Djoko\ic 
7-6 (4), 7-6 (2), 6-4 to v%in 
his fourth straight U.S. Open 
championship and 12th career 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



Grand Slam title. 

Federer, 26, became the 
firet man since Bill Tilden in 
the 1920s to win the American 
Grand Slam four years run- 
ning. The Swiss star moved 
ahead of Bjom Borg and Rod 
La\'er on the career Slam list 
and tied Roy Emerson for sec- 
ond place, two ais'ay from Pete 
Sampras' 14. 

The 20->'ear-old Djoko%ic 
was in his first Slam final, yet 
he led 6-5 in each of the open- 
ing two sets. In the first, he held 
five set points. In the second, 
he held two. Federer erased all 
of those, showing the craft and 
cool that have allowed him to 
hold the No. 1 ranking for the 
past 188 weeks, the longest 

On Saturday, top-ranked 
Justine Henin overwhelmed 
No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetso\"a 
6-1, 6-3 to win her second U.S. 
Open women's title and sev- 
enth Grand Slam champion- 
ship. Henin capped a dominat- 
ing run through the U.S. Open 
in which she didn't drop a set 
and became the first woman to 
win a major title white beating 
both Williams sisters along 
the ^vay. 



than its stomach, then plac- 
ing more nutritional informa- 
tion in plain sight could allow 



"Smart Spot" s>'mbol on diet 
Pepsi, baked Lay's chips and 
other products. Hannaford 
Bros., a New England su- 
permarket chain, uses a zero 
to three-star sj'stem to rate 
more than 25,000 food items 
it sells. There is httle consis- 
tency among the competing 
sjTnbol regimes, since they 
can rely on differing criteria 
and requirements for eligibil- 
itJ^ according to the FDA. The 
agency seeks information on 
how shoppers respond to the 
s\Tnbols, whether they eat bet- 
ter as a result and how use of 
the symbols affects sales. 



Colombia grabs 
alleged cocaine 
kingpin 

BOGOTA. Colombia (AP) - 
Soldiers swarmed onto a farm 
Monday and captured one of 
the world's most ^s-anted drug 
traffickers hiding in bushes 
in his undenvear. Colombian 
officials called it their big- 
gest drug war victorj' since 
the 1993 slaying of Medellin 
cartel leader Pablo Escobar. 
Diego Montoya, who sits with 
Osama bin Laden on the FBI's 
10 most-wanted list and has a 
S5 million bount>' on his head, 
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religion 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@southern.edu 



It's time to take out the garbage 



though; it also r 



. , her are long gone 

Amanda Jehle ., ,.. 1°„„ 

wnte this, the sun 

COHIBliUtOB -, 

ray fingers across 
Every apartment around board- The ^varn 

here has a little porch, and isn't completely 

Czechs use them for a vari- 

et)' of things - a place to dr>' 

laundrj', to grow plants, or to 

sit and smoke. We had left our 

porch to the pigeons until our 

fridge died for several weeks 

in December. 

It was then — — - 



is chasing 
the ke>"- 

i \veather 
pleasant, 



Europeans have different 
standards as far as body odor 
goes. Let's just say I'm de- 
hghted that it's warm enough 
to open the windows, and I 
like to do so as 



we decided Vcrsc to ponder: 

to keep all 

"There is a time 



able food on 
the porch. 
Bv this time, 






for everything, 
and a season for 

every activity 
under heaven..." 



collected on 
the porch and 

we thought it Ecclesiastcs 3:1, 6b 

would be suf- 

ficiently cold 

to keep our food from spoil- 
ing. 

When we got a new 
fridge,liowever, we bought 
new food. The old stuff was 
getting a little sketchy- 



much as pos- 
sible. But the 

goes away 
entirely. I've 
come to accept 
that while I'm 
at school or on 
the metro, it 



there was no food in the drain. 
I couldn't pinpoint where the 
smell was coming from. I went 
to bed, a little unsettled. The 
next morning, 1 ivoke up and 
started opening some win- 
dows to let in the fresh air. As 
I was cranking open the kitch- 
en window (right above our 
porch), everjthing clicked. 
The putrid smell was coming 
from the 5-month- 
old food still sitting 



It's prett}' easy to become 
complacent about the trash 
in our lives. Just stick it on 
the porch, shut the door, and 
forget about it. It might seem 
harmless not to go through all 
the trouble of throwing it out 
and cleaning up after it, but 
let me assure you - the longer 
things rot, the stinkier they get. 



It \ 



i foul. 



api 



But when I came home Sat- 
urday night, I noticed a rank 
odor in our kitchen. Some- 
times our house gets dirt>'. 
but stinky? Simply unaccept- 
able, I checked tlie garbage, 
we left it on the porch, and but it had just been emptied, 
promptly forgot about it. I looked at the sink, but the 

The drean,' days of Decem- sponge was relatively new and 



truest sense of the 
word. Rotten milk, 
eggs, lettuce leax'es 
CI think., now they 
were a purplish-red), 
a jar of mold, and 
plent>" of unidentifi- 
able substances. 

I thought I ^vas 
going to either die 
or vomit sharing our 
Un\' elevator \rith two 
bags of rancid trash 
for seven floors, but I 
sunived and properly 
disposed of them. The 
lady who goes through 
the dumpster eveiy morning 
will sure get a surprise tomor- 
ro^v, I thought. 



Sweet new 
ministries 

The Daity Beet 

We all have a slor>-. Share a 
past experience or of how God 
is currently working in your 
life. By doing so. God can use 
you to be an encouragement 
to others. Submit your stories 
and inspirations to Jacqueline 
Liles {jhles(fflsouthern.edu) 
to be read by students in the 
cafeteria. Let's feed our bellies 
and our souls... (Around 500 
words. Use the Word!) 

Axiom 

Real topics for real people. Yk, 
we do talk about ever>'thing! A 
student-led program that fea- 
tm-es infomational and sup- 



portive formats that provide 
students needing assistance. 
We've studied Issues like sub- 
stance abuse, pornography 
and even "The Science of Dat- 
ing." New series will begin in 
the fall! 

We-Pods 

Sure Jesus ministered to the 
thousands, but His most vital 
contact was with groups of 12 
or e\'en 3! Small groups pro- 
vide friendship, stability and 
inspiration. There are over a 
dozen groups across the cam- 
pus that meet at rarious times. 
Call 2787 for more informa- 
tion. And now get worship 
credit reduction upon regular 
participation! 
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Campus 
Ministries 
at a glance 

Your guide to ministry 
opportunities on campus 

Friday, 14 

3 p.m. SM/TF Retreat 

8 p.m. Vespers, Jerr\' Arnold 

9 p.m. Adoration 
9 p.m. HjTnn Sing 

Saturday, 15 

9 a.m. SM/TF Retreat 

10 a.m. 9:60 SS 
10 a.m. SMC SS 
10 a.m. Something Eke SS 
11:30 a.m. SMC 
2 p.m. Patten Towers 
Outreach (Bring photo I.D.) 

Saturday, 15 

7 p.m. Axiom Speed Dating 




What is your 
favorite church 
to go to and why? 



"Outdoor church, be- 
cause I know Jesus is 
out there somewhere, 
and I think He likes 
hanging out in the 
woods." 
- Ryan Litchfield 

"I usually go to SMC 

because I feel really 

comfortable." 

- Monica Mattingiy 

"My favorite church to 
go to is North River be- 
cause they notice \^'hen 
I'm not there. They're 
like family." 
~ Amanda Jehle 

"The Georgia-Cumber- 
land Academy Church 
because they make you 
feel like family right 
from the start. I can 
feel the presence of God 
there." 




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■ ifestyles 

Do you have 'ants' in your life? 

Benjamin Stitzer ^^'^^' ^ ^^^""^ ^'"^ ^° ^^^^^^ ^"^ ^^'^'^ ^^^^ frustrations that from "bugging" > 



Benjamin Stitzer 

[iFFgrvif; EnrroH 

The Southern ViUage apart- 
ments must have been built on 
one metropolis of an ant colo- 
ny. Everyday I spot these little 

my apartment. At all times 
there seem to be at least four 
of them in my bathroom. They 
dot my kitchen purposelessly 
meandering through each cre- 
vasse. I am filled with fiiry ev- 
ery time these nasty exoskel- 
etal bodies appear. 

One .momiBg I woke-up 
to discover a congregation of 
ants beside my bed- As I took 
a closer look, I witnessed the 
dismemberment of a help- 
less moth. Enraged, I stormed 
into the living room closet find 
yanked from it an ant's worst 



e, a third t 

; sucked up into 
their tiny little grave of dust 
bunnies and dirt clods. I pro- 
ceeded to let out a menacing 
chuckle on my final rundown. 
Finally, I had peace. 

When I stood back to look at 



each have frustrations that from "bugging" you. You may 

make us crazy. Next time your discover there really wasn't a 

"ant" rears its ugly head into problem just a little miscom- 

your life, take a moment to munication. 
figure out a way to keep them 



the 



ito V 



nightmare— the 
1 pli 



As 
my weapon, I 
couldn't help but be filled with 

glee. I swept over them 



der why I blew up at the ants. 
They work on instinct and 
have no intentions to harm 
me. I still would have gotten 
rid of them, but I could have 
done it without losing control. 

Ants still crawl in my bath- 
room, on my walls, Jiround my 
computer and in my kitchen, 
but I try to get rid of the tiny 
pests without losing my san- 
ity. I don't win the battle every 
time, but I realize how much 
happier I am when I don't let 
them get to me and ruin a per- 
fectiy fine day. 

I know everyone has ants 
in their lives. Whether it be 
teacher or boss, 



Tips on Conflict Resolution 



I. Be proactive instead 
of reactive. "Good plans 
shape good decisions. That's 
why good pl annin g helps to 
make elusive dreams come 
true." -Lester R. Bittel 

z. Be slow to anger-es- 
pecially over pet^ is- 
sues. "Anger is always more 
harmful than the insult that 
caused it." -Chinese Proverb 



4. Look for some type of 
common ground a.s.a.p. 

"A compromise is the art of 
dividing a cake in such a way 
that everyone believes he has 
the biggest piece." 
-Ludwig Erhard 

5. If you find that you are 
in the wrong, admit it. 

"It's easier to eat crow while 
it is still warm." -Dan Heist 



3. Instead of telling peo- 6. Mend fences when- 

ple they are wrong, point ever possible. "Never does 

out mistakes indirectly, the human soul appear so 

"A person convinced agfdnst strong as when it forgoes re- 

his will is of the same opin- venge, and dares forgive an 

ion still." -Samuel Butler injury." -E.H. Chapin 




THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



Question 



What is the worst 
gift you have ever 
received? 

"A pair of toe socks with 
Santa Oause all over 

-Aimee Burchard 

"My brother went to Nor- 
way and I got an ugly troll. 
It was scary looking." 

- Jenny Blanzy 

"After working as task 
force, I was given a color- 
ing book. That is for two- 
year-olds." 

- Juanfer Monsalve 



"A $5-00 gift card from 
McDonald's. The food was 
good, but that's a bad gift." 

- Jose Duran 

"I got a piece of broken 
plywood from my brother. 
Yes, he wrapped it." 

- Kristina Dunn 

"For half a day one Christ- 
mas all my parents gave 
me was coal. After crying 
all day they finally gave me 
gifts." 

- Joshua Bremner 

"An ugly hair clip from my 
dad. But, he gave me mon- 
ey, so that made up for it." 

- Ale Canizales 

"Knitted socks from Ger- 
many. They were man 
socks." 

- Heather Paggau 

"A fruitcake from my job. 
It's just something you 
don't give people." 

- Wilky Briette 

"l gave a shirt to a friend 
and then two years later for 
my buthday, I was re-gifted 
with my own gift." 
-Alexandra Wilson 



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opinion 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007 | 

Anh Pham 
Opinion Editor 
anhpham@southern.edu f 



The difference between a fulfilled and unfulfilled life 



Last week, there w^^s a nice 
get together of what looked 
like the entire student body. 

It was after vespers and 
people had filed outside where 
there were more than 30 
booths set up for the annual 
Ministries Expo. It was a great 
time to see the many different 
outreach organizations and 
spiritual growth opportunities 
that Southern offers. 

As you recall, the Ministries 
Expo was preceded two weeks 
earlier by the Organizational 
Showcase, another opportuni- 
ty for students to get involved 
in something interesting, 
helpful, or both. 

At each event some stu- 
dents seemed to sign up for 
everything, while others who 
wanted to participate couldn't 
beciause of their hectic sched- 

Then, there was a third 
group there for a good time 
(not a bad thing). They 
grabbed all the free stuff (hey, 
they're poor college students), 
and when there was noth- 
ing left to take, they left (not 
good). 

No, I'm not going to dedi- 
cate the rest of this column to 
ripping them. 

Honestly I'm not angry, but 



disappointed maybe. 

I'm disappointed because 
there's much more to life 
than receiving. Because for 
me, after what seemed like an 
eternity worth of education- 
elementary, high school and 
college— I've recently learned 
that the best education is not 
what happens in the class- 
room, but what you learn out- 
side of the classroom. Or more 
precisely, apply what you've 
learned in school to doing 
something meaningful out- 
side of it. 

I had the recent privilege 
of attending a meeting for 
student leaders on Sunday. 
Representatives of different 
clubs and organizations such 
as Black Christian Union and 
Campus Ministries got to- 
gether to figure out why we do 
what we do and how to do it 

When all was said and done 

we determined that it's not 

about polishing our resumes 

having a good time, but 






eGod. 



Isn't this what going to a 
Christian school should be 
about? 

We aren't at Southern to be 
a doctor, nurse, or mechanic 
so we can have a great career 
that will pay us a lot of mon- 
ey—but how to serve God as a 
doctor, nurse, or mechanic. 



Because, at the end of our 
lives what will be the legacy 
that we will leave behind? 

Will our legac>' be that we 
made a lot of money, enjoyed 
a lot of pleasures, and then 
died? In a hundred years no- 
body is going to care about 
that. 

I'm telling you as a friend, 
you will guarantee yourself a 
miserable existence if all you 
focus on is what you can get 
out of life. If you only focus on 
having a good time, you will 
spend countless hours before 
you go to bed reliving end- 
less memories of things you 
wished you could have done. 
During moments alone, times 
of self-reflection you'll won- 
der why you feel sad and why 
no amount of time partying, 
watching movies or hanging 
out vrith people will make it 
permanently go away. 

Let me suggest that when 
you live a life of giving— giving 
of your time for others, shar- 
ing God's love with other peo- 
ple—you'll find yourself vrith 

joy- 
It's an interesting cause and 
effect: live life for pleasure and 
you'll have feelings of quiet 
desperation. Live a life serv- 
ing others for God, spreading 
love, and you'll be filled with 
joy. 

That's a life worth living. 



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Academic 
announcements 

Resume and Decorum 

Seminar: Meel polential 
employers by attending the 
Resume & Decorum Seminar 
on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. 
in Brock Hall #341- Topics: 
Proper skills to write resumes, 
one on one help wth resumes, 
and proper dress for an inter- 
vie^v. This event is open to all 

Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Se- 
niors: Any seniors planning 
to apply to medical or dental 
school for Fall 08 need to have 
a committee recommenda- 
tioD. Contact Sharon Ekkens 
at 236-2803 or sekkenstS) 
5outherii.edu. 

UndergraduateSeniors: 
Senior Class Organization is 
Tuesday, October 9, 11 a.m. in 
Brock Hall #333. Come and 
elect your officers! 

Student 

Association 
announcements 

Senate £tef:tions: Senate 
elections mII be held on Thurs- 
day, Sept. 13. Those who live 
in the residence halls will re- 
ceive ballots Wednesday night 
at night check and will return 
them to their RAs Thursday 
night at the same time. Stu- 
dents who live in Southern Vil- 
lage, student family housing, 
or the community in general 
will need to come to the SA 
office behveen the hours of 12 
p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday 
to vote. 

Undergraduate Stu- 
dents: This year's yearbook 
portraits will be tlie same pic- 
hires taken for ID cards. If you 
would like a different picture, 
you may have your picture re- 
taken at tlie Campus ID Card 
desk before September 14. 

Artists Wanted: Artists 
needed to help create art^vork 
for the Joker Release Party. If 
interested in helping, please 
contact Scott Kabel as soon as 
possible at skabel@southern. 
edu. 

SA Senate Refreshment 
Day: On Tlmreday, Sept. 20, 
SA Senate vsill be prodding re- 
freshments for students from 
1-4P in front of the Student 
Center. 



Upcoming events calendar 



Friday, September 14 

Payday 

12 p.m. - Last day to retake 
picture for yearbook, Campus 
ID Desk 

12 p.m. - Phi Alpha Appli- 
cations due, Daniells Hall 

7:50p.m. -Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 
Jerry Arnold 

Saturday, September ts 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church 
Services, CoIIegedale Church, 
John Nixon 

9:30 a.m. - Something Else 
Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South White Oak Room 

9:45 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - 9:60 Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 

10 & 11:30 a.m. -The Third, 
CoIIegedale Academy, Mike 
Fulbright 

11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
LvTin Wood, Anthony Handal 

2 p.m. - Street Ministries, 
Wright Hall Steps 

5 p.m. ■ One Praise Gospel 
Choir (LjTin Wood Chapel) 

5-5:45 P-ni. - Supper, Din- 



mg Hal! 

7:30 p.m. - Evensong, 
Church 

9 p.m. - Open G\'m Night, 
lies P.E. Center 

Sunday, September 16 

Latin American Montli be- 
gins (17 -Oct. 15) 

9 a.m.-i p.m. - CK open 

12-1 p.m. KR'sopen 

5-6 p.m. -CKopen 

6-9 p.m. - KR's open 

6 p.m. - SA Senate Get-To- 
gether. Student Park 

7-9 p.m. - Axiom Speed 
Dating, Church Fellowship 
Hall 

Monday, September 17 
5 p.m. - Club/Dept. Student 
Organization applications due 
(continuing & returning). Of- 
fice of Student Life & Activi- 

7:30 p.m. - "Invisible Chil- 
dren: Rough Cut," CoIIegedale 
Church 

Tuesday, September 18 

12 p.m. - Tornado Siren 
Test 

7 & 10 p.m. - Residence 
Hall Joint Worship, Thatcher 



7:30 p.m. - "Sunday, the 
Story of a Displaced Child," 
CoIIegedale Church 

Wednesday, September 19 

9a-5 p.m. - Last day to re- 
turn textbooks with a drop 
slip. Campus Shop 

12 p.m. - "Right from the 
Start Seminar, Lynn Wood 
(3rd floor) 

6:30 p.m. - Welcome Back 
Dinner for Returning ACA 
Students, Presidential Ban- 
quet Room 

7 p.m. - SA Senate Orienta- 
tion, White Oak Room 

7:30 p.m. - Dixieland Jazz: 
Rivercitj' Ramblers, Acker- 
raan Auditorium (Convoca- 
tion Credit) 

Thursday, September 20 

11 a.m. - Convocation, lies, 
Constitution Day: Matt Sta\'er 

12 p.m. - Language Tables, 
Dining Hall 

1-4 p.m. - SA Senate Re- 
freshment Day, Student Cen- 
ter Promenade 

5:30 p.m. - "Right from the 
Start" Seminar, Lynn Wood 
(3rd floor) 



Student life announcements 



Vespers Option: The 

E\'angelistic Resource Cen- 
ter ivill be having Vespers at 
7:30 p.m. Friday night in Talge 
Chapel. Learn about summer 
evangelism for 2008. Vespers 
credit given. 

French Sabbath School: 
On Saturday, Sept. 15, we hold 
our monthly Sabbath school 
conducted in French. Come to 
Miller Hall #201; doors open at 
9:45 a.m. and Sabbath school 
at 10 a.m. Come and have a 
wonderful spiritual experience 
in the "Langue de MoMre!" 

Black Christian Union 
Concert; Black Christian 
Union presents the One Praise 
Gospel Choir Concert "Make a 
Joyful Noise" in Lynn Wood 
Hall at 5 p.m. this Saturday, 
September 15. 

Open Gym Night: The 
gym will be open from 9 p.m. 
until midnight. Participate in 
volleyball, dodgeball, basket- 
ball or racquetball. Come and 
have a bail with your friends! 



Axiom Event; Speed Dat- 
ing - a place to come and meet 
neiv people! Come this Sun- 
day, Sept. 16 from 7-9 p.m. in 
the Fellowship Hall of the CoI- 
Iegedale Church. Dress; Casu- 
al. Sign-ups will be in the Din- 
ing Hdl today, Thursday, from 
5-6 p.m. and on Friday from 
12-1 p.m. Last day to sign-up 
is Friday. Only 140 spots, first 
come, first serve. Admission is 
free «ith Southern ID card. 

Special Convocation: 
Wednesday night, Sept. ig, 
The Rivercity Ramblers, Dix- 
ieland Jazz Conceit will be at 
7:30 p.m. in Ackerman. Con- 
vocation credit gi\en. 

Returning SM/TF Stu- 
dents: The Re-Entr>' Retreat 
for Student Missionaries and 
Task Force workers that have 
just returned is on Sept. 21-22. 
This retreat at the Laurelbrook 
Retreat Center is a required 
event for former SM/TF in or- 
der for them to qualify for their 
scholarship. 



SimbeltCohutta Springs 
Triathlon: Oct. 7 at Cohutta 
Springs Conference Center. 
For further details ^isit the 
website: http://pe.southem. 
edu/triathlon. Applications 
available online or register at 
http://w^™-.acti\'e.com. Stu- 
dent rate; $30; Indi\iduals: 
S55 for relay teams until Sept. 
24. For information contact, 
Kari Shultz, Director of Stu- 
dent Life & Activities. 

Invisible Children: On 
Monday,Sept. i7and Tuesday, 
Sept. i8, at 7:30 p.m., there 
will be two movie screenings. 
Monday: "Invisible Children: 
Rough Cut." This film exposes 
the effects of a 20year-long war 
on the children of Northern 
Uganda. Tuesday: "Sunday, 
the story of a Displaced Child." 
This film follows the story of 
Sunday, an orphan living in a 
displacement camp. Both ^^ill 
be held at CoIIegedale Church 
at 7:30 p.m. Convocation cred- 
it given for both films. 



Birthdays 

Septe>iber 14 
Andrea Robson, Reese 
Godwin, Grace Nunez, 
Sandy Huggins, Jessica 
Villanueva, Kyle Dennis, 
Mehlani Domingo 



September ig 

Michael McGonigle, Jessica 

Kisunzu, Erin Novak, 

Christy Jensen, Stephanie 

Whitsett 

September 16 
Vashti Mapp, Matt Franks, 
Sarah Jackson, Brienna 
Thompson, Karlyn Ramsey, 
Rachel Evvert, Olguita 
Moreira, Rebecca 
Hardest^', Ignacio Silverio, 
Chris McTaggart 

September 17 
Adrian Adams, Alex Mejias, 
Richard Anderson, Matt 
Turk, Hugh--John Mitchell, 
Katie Hayhoe, Valerie 

September 18 
Jeff Dickerson, Jennifer 
Marlier, Matthevv Goforth, 
Jessica Marlier, Kevin 
Riffel, Elle Seibly, Debbie 
Beihl, Sarah Hanson, 
Trevis Gullatt 

September 19 
Nikki Johnson, Edely 
Yepez, Kimmy Barton, 
Ashley Coulter, Erick Pena, 
Jadra Oliver, Brittany 
Jacobson, Philip Dade, 
Jashlene Rey 

September 20 
Chrystal Bermudez, 
Charine Bradshaw, 
James Johnston, Kyle 
Vincent, Jamila Shaw, 
Natalie Almeter, Mindy 
Almeter, Scott Brewer, 
BrittanyaNetzel, 
Lizbeth Cuervo 




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VOLUME 63, ISSUE 3 



Bass Academy rebounds after Hurricane Katrina 



Laure Chamberlain 

EACUjmAmasDB 

More than two years af- 
ter Hurricane Katrina ripped 
through Bass Memorial Acad- 
emy's campus, the school has 



rebuilt and rebounded. 

"Basically eveiy^ing that 
involves students is ne^v," said 
JeffTwomley, the vice princi- 
pal. The spirit of the students 
is really high this year. They're 



very excited about what's hap- 
pening." 

Katrina hit the Gulf States 
Conference academy in Au- 
gust 2005 destroying or crip- 
pling most buildings on cam- 



pus, including the cafeteria, 
gymnasium and classroom 
buildings. Immediately fol- 
lowing the storm, Southern 



Speed dating 
increases in 
attendance 

Matt Herzel 

Nfws EniTOB 

Students looking to meet 
ne^v people crowded into the 
Collegedale Church on Sunday 
night for Axiom's speed dating 
program. 

An even number of young 
men and women had brief op- 
portunities to make small talk 
mth each other that evening. 

Organizers made sure that 
each student had multiple 
chances to meet every person 
of the opposite sex in atten- 
dance. 

Attendance more than dou- 
bled compared to last year, 
jumping from 50 to 120. 

"Ifs great to have such a 
positi\'e response," said Kevin 
Kibble, assistant chaplain. 
''No\v we have to find out how 
we can best meet our needs 
now that so many people are 
interested." 

The directors of Axiom, a 
branch of Campus Ministries 
dedicated to addressing so- 
cial issues, first held a speed 
dating night last April and re- 
peated it this year due to the 
overwhelming response. The 
speed dating on Sunday was 
a prelude to additional meet- 
ings on the subject of dating. 

SEE DATING, PAGE 3 




Ti-evor Stout watches the Invisible Children documentary Tuesday night at the Collegedale Church. 

Invisible Children appear in Collegedale 



Chelsea Soapes 

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The Invisible Children Road 
Team presented two movie 
screenings at Southern last 
Monday and Tuesday. 

The Road Team first vis- 
ited campus last spring when 
they toured the U.S. screening 
the movie "Invisible Children: 
Rough Cut" to more than 700 

The movie made an impact 
on the students in the audi- 

"I couldn't watch it the 
whole way through. It was 
just so intense," said Jeff Mey- 
ei3, a junior nursing major. 



"It made you have more of an 
understanding of what's go- 
ing on. It's not just something- 
way over there." 

The Invisible Children Fund 
was founded by three college 
age filmmakers who traveled 
to Africa in 2003. They were 
looking for an adventure and a 
storj' to tell. What they found 
was a storj' that both inspired 
and disgusted them at the 

They arrived in Gulu, Ugan- 
da and saw children known as 
the "night commuters." Thou- 
sands of children come 
the city at night, from n 
boring \iUages and pile 



igh- 



bus stations and hospitals to 
have somewhere safe to sleep 
and so they are not abducted 
by the rebel army and forced 
to become child soldiers. 

The Lord's Resistance Army 
(LRA) is a rebel group that has 
been at war with the govern- 
ment for the past twelve years. 
In order to keep their army to- 
gether they are reljing on chil- 
dren to be their soldiers. They 
go into villages and abduct 
children, brainwashing them 
and turning them into killing 
machines. 

The movie made an impact 

SEE CHILDREN, PAGE 3 



Blood drive 
on campus 
hits home 

Matt Herzel 



A Southern employee will 
benefit from the Blood Assur- 
ance blood drive at Southern 
next Monday and Tuesday. 

Dennis Rogers, a technician 
working for Digital Network- 
ing Telecommunications at 
Southern, was diagnosed with 
colon cancer and is in need of 
blood donations. 

Students may ask for their 
blood donations to be a "re- 
placement donation" for Rog- 
ers. The Rogers famih^ will 
receive a monetarv" benefit 
for each donation made in his 

Trish Black, manager of 
Educational Recruitment Ser- 
vices for Blood Assurance, has 
been v\'orking with Southem 
for 16 years. She believes that 
donating blood is an impor- 
tant aspect of giving to the 
community. 

"If it vs-as your loved one in 
the hospital and they needed 
blood you would v\-ant that 
to be available to them," said 
Black. 

Many students are reluc- 
tant to donate blood for vari- 
ous reasons. But Black deals 
with apprehensive donors on a 
daily basis. 

"It's really not anything to 
be apprehensive about," Black 
said. "It's basically a mind over 
matter game." 

Students will find the Blood 
Assurance Blood Mobile in 
front of Wright Hall on Sep- 
tember 24-25. Sign up sheets 
are available in both residence 
halls and in the student cen- 

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One Praise makes a joyful noise in concert 



After only a couple days of 
practice, Black Christian UnioQ 
(BCU) One Praise gospel choir 
proclaimed God's lo\'e this 
past Sabbath in their first per- 
fonnance of the year entitled, 
"Make a Joyful Noise." 

One Praise members said 
the theme of the concert points 
out that though the world Is 
ftill of noise, when Christ en- 
ters, not just a happy but a 
joyful noise resonates. This 
joy is associated wth God's 
presence. 

In preparation for the per- 
formance, the choir met for 
the first time in a BCU Choir 
(vorkshop on Friday where 
they learned and practiced ten 



songs. 

The workshop helped us 
get the band and choir to- 
gether," said fi-eshman pianist 
Phillip Bouzy. 

New to the One Praise team 
this year are its official band 
members including a druro- 
mer, bassist, guitarist and four 
pianists. Band members de- 
voted many hours of practice 
the week prior to the perfor- 

The choir, now with over 
eighty members, plans to glo- 
rify God through the many 
outreach activities and church 
services they have scheduled 
for the year. BCU has plans 
to feed and give clothes to the 
homeless and lead church ser- 
vices in different churches, in- 



cluding one in Atlanta. They 
will also be holding their first 
church service this Sabbath 
at lo a.m. in Thatcher Cha- 
pel. The group participates in 
community outreach through 
Advent Home, an organiza- 
tion for young men. 

"TVevisitthemonceamonth 
to fellowship with them,' said 
pianist Zaclc Livingston. 

Not only has BCU influ- 
enced its audience through its 
programs, it has also enriched 
its members' spiritual lives. 

"BCU makes me want to 
' share. It gives rae an oppor- 
tunity to Avitness to people 
through music," said Lincoln 

Llewellyn. 

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School of Art renovates 



A new gallery and lobby in 
the School of Visual Art and 
Design wiU be unveUed in time 
for ViewSouthem next week. 

The redesigned entrance 
includes a large gaUerj- area 
where student projects will 
be displayed and a new digi- 
tal display section showcasing 
animation and \ideo work. 

John WilUams, dean of the 
School of Visual Art and De- 
sign, beliex'es that ha\ing an 
attractive galler>' will benefit 
the students by providing in- 
spiration for future projects. 

The idea for a redesigned 
lobby originated with Aaron 
Adams, assistant professor in 
the School of Art, several years 



back. The original plan was to 
gi\'e the lobby a face-lift. But 
soon, a new, more prominent 
gallerj' also became integrat- 
ed. Eventually, the faculty was 
looking at a new lobby and a 
large open showplace which 
would highlight student work. 

"As soon as we laid those 
ideas down everyone vvas ex- 
cited about it and we agreed 
that this had to happen," said 
Adams. 

Construction began during 
the summer of 2006 and is fi- 
nally nearing completion. 

Williams said the school 
saved money throughout the 
project thanks to fticulty mem- 
bers who helped ftibricate ma- 



Student receives grant 



Southern student Raymond 
Thompson receiv-ed a grant 
for an all-expenses paid trip to 
Italy this summer. 

Thompson applied for the 
National Italian American 
Foundation study tour last 
semester. He was one of 300 
students to apply, and also the 
first Adventist student to re- 
ceive the grant. 

Thompson and 45 other 
students from across America 
were chosen for nine days of 
sightseeing and intensive lan- 
guage workshops, Tliompson 
said the trip was an opportu- 
nity to get back to his roots. 



"Both my parents are Ital- 
ian," Thompson said. "My dad 
is full Italian, and my mom is 
half-Italian and half-Polish." 

The study tour is open to 
college students between the 
ages of 18 and 23. They must 
also have at least one ancestor 
who emigrated from Italy. 

Carlos Parra, chair of the 
modern languages depart- 
ment, encourages his students 
to travel as much as possible. 

"I brought the applications 
[for the Voyage of Discov- 
ery tour] to my Italian class," 
Parra said. "Four or five of 
my students had Italian back- 
grounds. Raymond took it se- 



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Beniamin Stitzer 



Chris Mateo 



Local cafe plans to open next week 

On top of great coffee and an 
easy commute, MuddPuddle 
offers a quaint calming college 
atmosphere, great for study- 
ing. Resen'ations can also be 
made for MuddPuddle's spe- 
cial quiet study area available 
for big groups. 

The caf6 will open its doors 
at 5:30 a.m., allowing students 
to grab a quick cup of coffee 
before classes. Students who 
also enjoy coffee in the eve- 
ning can stop by and relax un- 
til 10: 30 p.m. 

"We offer a very safe Chris- 
dents can come and enjoy 



Vegan lattes, ice-cold frap- 
puccinos and freshly brewed 
coffee in 40 different flavors 
will be just three minutes away 
when the MuddPuddle Caf6 
opens. Located at four cor- 
ners, MuddPuddle will open 
its doors to Southern students 
and Collegedale residents next 

The caf6 anticipated open- 
ing before school started, but 
because of technical difficul- 
ties and equipment difficulties 
the grand opening has been 
delayed. 

MuddPuddle will feature 
many healthy "Adventist-ap- 



propriate" coffee drinks, and, 
for those coffee lovers, the 
cafe will also offer real coffee 
drinks. 

"We offer top of the line 
coffee from specialty roasters 
based in the Carolinas," said 
Alicia Blackburn, manager of 
MuddPuddle. "We have tried 
our best to match the true Ital- 
ian espresso taste." 

The easy commute from 
school is a major plus for stu- 

"I'm looking fonvard to sav- 
ing money on gas and spending 
my saved portions on coffee at 
the new caf^," said Sharayah 
Scott, a senior public relations 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 



Children 

Continued from Pg. i 

on the students in the audi- 
ence. "I couldn't watch it the 
whole way through. Itwasjust 
so intense. It made you have 
more of an understanding of 
what's going on. It's not just 
something way over there," 
said Jeff Meyers, a junior 
nursing major. 

The Road Team is there 
to help students act on their 
emotions as they fully support 
The Invisible Children Fund. 

"I turned down a job with 
the Federal Bureau of Investi- 
gation Forensics Lab at Quan- 
tico because of the overwhelm- 
ing pull from God to volunteer 
with The Invisible Children," 
said Jennifer Welsch, a mem- 
ber of this year's Road Team. 

The Invisible Children 
Fund has set up a program 
called Schools for Schools. It 
helps to bmld a partnership 
with schools in the US and 
schools in Uganda. The pro- 
gram is designed to mobilize 
youth to raise money for the 
schools in Uganda. Last year, 
580 schools raised over $1.2 
million in 100 days. 

Alyssa Foil, a junior theol- 
ogy major, walked away from 
the film with different emo- 
tions, "I went from being hor- 
rified to asking myself where 
is God in all of this," Foil said. 
Then I felt inspired because 
we can do something." 

For more information on 
The Invisible Children's Fund 
go to www.invisiblechildren. 



Praise 

Continued from Pg. 2 

Choir director, Paula Clarke 
devotes many hours to plan- 
ning and leading out, but the 
choir has enhanced her spiri- 
tual life as well. 

"It's really given me a 
chance to be closer to God," 
said Paula. "I see God in a 
lot of people in the choir. All 
choir members are dedicated, 
willing, and ready to minister 
and sing for Jesus," 

BCU's programs, not just 
mere performances, showcase 
the talent God has given SAU 
students. The choir wishes to 
continue what it has always 
done using voices as God's in- 
strument to get His word out 
tiirough music. BCU is not 
just a black choir. One Praise 



is always looking for new tal- 
ent and is inviting all cultures 
who enjoy singing and sharing 
the gospel to join. 



Bass 

Continued from Pg. 1 

sent 40 students and five fac- 
ulty members to help clean up 
the mess while many commu- 
nity members went on their 

"It was total devastation in 
the community. People -were 
just leaning on each other to 
make it through," said Kari 
Shultz, Southern's director of 
student life & activities who 
went to Bass twice to help. "It 
was to the point that you were 
so sad that you didn't know 
what to do. You were dog- 
tired at the end of the day. But 
I would do it again in a skirmy 

Following the storm and 
initial cleanup efforts, stu- 
dents ate in the damaged gym 
and had classes in the dorm 
chapels and any other place 
available. 

"It was really confusing. 
Nothing was really set," said 
Tyler Twomley, a sophomore 
biology major at Southern 
who was a senior at Bass when 
the storm hit. "It was very un- 
normal." 

Now, however, Bass has re- 
built and updated the campus 




Art 

Continued from Pg. 2 

In addition to the new en- 
trance the School of Visual 
Art and Design has made 
other changes throughout 
the department. They have 
renovated several classrooms 
and labs, making them more 
student friendly and efficient 
The hallways are also adorned 
with new display boards for 
informal presentation. 

"We really did need some 
kind of gallery so people walk- 
ing through the doorway can 
see it's an art school," said Mi- 
chael Nichols, a senior graphic 
design major. "I think the oth- 
er changes in the hallways go 
along with it well." 






)the 



school's pre-Katrina enroll- 
ment of more than 120 stu- 
dents. The project cost more 
than $8 million, with $6.1 mil- 
lion coming from insurance 
and another $6oo,ooo from 
donations. The school took out 
loans for the remaining $1.4 
million and is currently raising 
money in conference churches 
to help repay the debt. 

The school now features 
a new music building with a 
room dedicated to band and 
choir rehearsals, a remodeled 
cafeteria, a gym with a por- 
table stage and more room 
for sports, and classrooms 
with modem technology, Jeff 
Twomley said. 

Yet while the school suf- 
fered physically, Tyler Twom- 
ley said it brought the students 
together. 

"Once people go through a 
devastating situation, people 
can't get quite as secluded and 
cut off," he said. "It made the 
campus grow together." 



Dating 

Continued from Pg. 1 

"It was a social even that 
will lead to an educational ex- 
perience Friday night," said 
Kibble. 

This coming Friday night, 
Axiom plans to talk about ca- 
sual and serious dating and 
how to understand God's tim- 
ing for your life. 

Organizers say the primary 
purpose of speed dating was 
to help students become com- 
fortable making friendly con- 
versation with the opposite 
sex. Creative and sometimes 
personal questions were sup- 
plied to give students a start- 
ing place for their conversa- 
tions. Most students agreed 
that the evening succeeded in 
creating lots of interaction. 

"I think it's a good way to 
meet people, but I think they 
need to make it a lot shorter," 
said Jenna Schleenbaker. 

Due to the large attendance 
it took several hours for ev- 
eryone to meet each other 
and talk for 60 seconds. Many 
students were frustrated by 
the fast paced movement and 
short time with each person. 

"I wish I would have had 
more time to actually get to 
know people," said senior Ben 
Stitzer, "but I guess that's the 
essence of speed dating." 

Other students however, 
had their expectations met. 

people and that's what hap- 
pened," said Jackie Torres. 
"So I think it was a success for 



Grant 

Continued from Pg. 2 

riously and apphed." 

Parra smd organizations 
like the Natinoal Itahan Amer- 
ican Foundation are important 
because Southern's modem 
language department does not 
have a program that allows 
students to travel short-term. 

"We are always looking for 
any opportunity for our lan- 
guage students to go abroad," 
Parra said. 

He recommends that stu- 
dents from other majors take 
advantage of the opportunities 

"Whether they are in mod- 
em languages or not, a study 
tour is beneficial for academ- 
ics," Parra said. "It's especially 
good if you don't have to pay 
for it." 

Thompson said the study 
tour made him proud to be an 
Italian. 

"We often lose our sense 
of Ifrilian heritage after living 
in a homogenous culture like 
America," Thompson said. "I 
hope more students at South- 
era who ^^^e Italian take the 
opportunity to go on study 



Drive 

Continued from Pg. 1 

ter. T-shirts and snacks will 
be provided for donors just as 
in past years. 

Kristina Dunn, wellness di- 
rector for Campus Ministries, 
beheves that hterally giving of 
yourself by donating blood is 
something that even ■ donor's < 
benefit-from. • _ 

"It is an unselfish act that 
gets you outside of your day- 
to-day selfish schedule. It 
opens up your mind to. . . im- 
pact and influence someone in 
a very powerful way." 

Cafe 

Continued from Pg. 2 



Saturday nights MuddPud- 
dle Caf6 hopes to offer hve 
entertainment and stay open 
until midnight flater than 
Starbucks). 

"I've heard a lot about the 
caf6, and it looks like a pretty 
welcoming place," said Natalie 
Almeter, a senior accounting 
major. "I plan to be in front 
of the line when the doors 



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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 




THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



your world 



Former NY Giants star 
George Martin begins 
a cross-country march 
for 9/1 1 victims 

NEW YORK (AP5 - Sajing 
he knot's what real heroism 
is, former New York Giants 
star George Martin began a 
cross-countT}' walk to raise 
money for ailing ground zero 

A captain of the 1987 Super 
Bowl champions, Martin was 
cheered on by a few dozen vol- 
unteers Sunday as he stepped 
onto the pedestrian \vallnvay 
of the George Washington 
Bridge, which connects Man- 
hattan and Neiv Jersey. 

"IWe been termed a hero for 
playing a kids' game at a pro 
level, and that does not rise 
to the level of heroic," Martin 
said Saturday as he got readj' 
for his journey. "I think of 9/11, 
when I saw people respond 
and put their health, their ca- 
reers, their lives in jeopardy." 

Walking briskly, he hopes 
to cover at least 30 miles a day 
in a march that, if all goes well, 
m11 end at San Francisco's 
Golden Gate Bridge in about 
four months. 

Martin said he was moved 
by the stories of World Trade 
Center rescue and recovery 
workers who began getting ill 
years after the terror attacks. 
There is ev-idence that some 
illnesses may be linked to the 
toxic dust of the twin towers. 

Woods wins seventh 
title of the season 

ATLANTA (AP) - The Fe- 
dEx Cup didn't change any- 
thing but Tiger Woods' bank 
account. 

The PGA Tour's "new era in 
goir came to a familiar con- 
clusion when Woods captured 
the Tour Championship in 
record-setting fashion, closing 
with a 4-under 66 for an eight- 
shot victory at East Lake and 
his serenth title of the season. 

Along with winning the 
Tour Championship and its 
$1.26 million prize. Woods 
"■■as a runaway winner of the 
FedEx Cup and the $10 mil- 



lion that goes into his retire- 
ment account. 

Woods stretched his three- 
shot lead to four at the turn, 
and the only drama was 
whether he ivould break the 
72-hoIe scoring record on the 
PGA Tour. He had to settle for 
a 23-under 257, his career low 
on tour and breaking the event 
mark by six shots. 

Masters champion 2^ch 
Johnson closed with a 68 and 
tied for second ^v^th Mark Cal- 
cavecchia, who shot a 71. 




TTii's IS a booking photo provided 
by the Las Vegas Metropolitan 
Police Department ofOJ. Simpson. 
Police arrested O J: Simpson on 
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, saying he 
waspartqfan ai-medgroup who 
burst into a Las Vegas hotel room 
and snatched memorabilia that 
documented his own sports career, 
long ago eclipsed by scandal. (AP 
Photo) 

O.J. Simpson arrested, 
ordered held without 
bail in Las Vegas sports 
memorabilia robbery 

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. 
Simpson's arrest may be the 
start of a new legal odyssey 
for the fallen football star, one 
that could reopen the possibil- 
ity of prison time more than a 
decade after his acquittal on 
murder charges. 

Police arrested Simpson on 
Sunday, saying he was part 
of an armed group that burst 
into a Las Vegas hotel room 
and snatched memorabilia 
that documented his storied 

Simpson said it was merely 
a confrontation with no guns. 
He said autographed sports 
collectibles, his Hall of Fame 
certificate, a photograph with 
former FBI director J. Edgar 



Hoover and video from his 
first wedding were all his, and 
that they were stolen from him 
and were about to be fenced by 
unethical collectors. 

Police said they were not 
sure who owned the memora- 
bilia. But they say the manner 
in which the goods were taken 
was under investigation. 

"Whether or not the proper- 
ty belonged to Mr. Simpson or 
not is still in debate," Lt. Clint 
Nichols said Sunday. "Haxnng 
said that, the manner in \vhich 
this propertj' was taken, we 
have a responsibilit>' to look 
into that, irregardless of who 
the propert>' belonged to." 

Big Mac Museum 

IRWIN, Pa. CAP) - It start- 
ed out as a culinar>' idea and 
turned into a global icon. 

The Big Mac, arguably Mc- 
Donald's most famous sand- 
wich, was first ser\'ed by its 
founder Jim Delligatti 40 
years ago. 

To mark that lucrative feat, 
the Big Mac Museum Res- 
taurant has opened in North 
Huntingdon, just 40 miles 
north of where the first double 
burger, triple bun sandwich 
was ser\'ed in Uniontown for 
45 cents. 

The museum has it all: the 
world's largest Big Mac - 14 
feet tall and 12 feet wide - a 
bronze bust of Delligatti, a 
high-tech global Big Mac 
map and wallpaper peppered 
the ad ''t\vo-aU-beef-patties- 
speciai sauce-lettuce-cheese- 
seed-bun." 

It took Delligatti, now 89, 
two years to con\'ince McDon- 
ald's to allow him to serve up 
the sandwich. After the first 
day, he realized that two buns 
was too sloppy, so the middle 
bun was injected. 

A year later, in 1968, the 
Big Mac was on McDonald's 
menus nationwide. Today, 
550 million Big Macs are 
sold annually in 100 different 
countries. 

Delligatti, whose family 
owns 18 McDonald's in west- 
ern Pennsylvania, said he still 
eats an average of one Big Mac 
a week. And, contrary to those 




\vho blame fast food for con- 
tributing to the nation's obe- 
sity problem, Delligatti - w^ho 
still works ever>' day - says it 
keeps him going strong. 

North Huntingdon is about 
30 miles southeast of Pitts- 
Anti-Syria lawmaker 
slain in Lebanon 

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -_ 
A powerful bomb killed an 
anti-S>Tia lawmaker and six 
others Wednesday in a Chris- 
tian neighborhood of Beirut, 
threatening to derail an effort 
by an already deeply divided 
Parliament to elect Leba- 
non's next president in voting 
to begin next week, Antoine 
Ghanem, a 64-year-old mem- 
ber of the Christian Phalange 
part\' who had returned from 
refuge abroad only two da\'S 
earlier, was the eighth anti- 
S>Tia figure and fourth law- 
maker from the governing 
coalition to be assassinated in 
less than three years. 

Bush calls for expan- 
sion of spy law 

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - 
President Bush said Wednes- 
day that a law hastily passed 
in August to temporarily give 
the government more power 
to eavesdrop without warrants 
on foreign terror suspects 
must be made permanent and 
expanded. If this doesn't hap- 
pen. Bush said, "Our national 
security professionals ^vill lose 
critical tools they need to pro- 
tect our country." 



Bush to nominate re- 
tired judge as attorney 
general 

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mi- 
chael Mukasey, President 
Bush's pick to replace Alberto 
Gonzales as attorney general, 
is not expected to prompt the 
confirmation battle that Sen- 
ate Democrats threatened to 
wage if a more partisan nomi- 
nee was chosen. 

The retired federal judge 
from New York has received 
endorsements in the past from 
liberals, including one of the 
Senate's most liberal Demo- 
crats. And while some legal 
consen'atives have expressed 
reservations about his record 
on the federal bench, other 
conservatives are happy about 
the decision Bush was expect- 
ed to announce Monday. 

The White House refused 
to comment on the Mukasey 
nomination, which was con- 
firmed Sunday night by a per- 
son familiar wth Bush's deci- 
sion. The source refused to be 
identified by name because the 
nomination had not yet been 
formally announced. 

"While he is certainly con- 
servative. Judge Mukasey 
seems to be the kind of nomi- 
nee who would put rule of law 
first and show independence 
from the White House - our 
most important criteria," said 
Sen. Charies Schumer, D-N.Y,, 
a member of the Senate Judi- 
ciary Committee. 

Mukasey, 66, is a New York 
native and a judicial adviser 
to GOP presidential hopeful 
Rudy Giuliani. 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



religion 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

nnhay®southern.edu 



What are your expectations for worship? 



Expectations. We all have 
them, and we have them all 
the time. Whea you saw the 
title of this article, there was a 
sense bf expectation. 

For instance, you are feel- 
ing hungr>'. You and a couple 
friends decided to go to your 
favorite place to eat. On the 
wa)' there you already ha\e 
in mind exactly what you are 
going to order. Your mouth 
starts salivating, and you can't 
wait to stick a fork into that 
dish because you know it's just 

Or you have seen this realK' 
awesome trailer for the past 
iew months about this new 
mone soon to be released. Re- 
views and friends have all said 
hoiv great this mo\ie is going 
to be. And now you sit on the 
edge of j'our seat as you wait 
for the trailers to finish! 

Then of course there are the 
few minutes before going on 
that date. You're checking your 
hair again and again to make 
sure that one stray strand 
doesn't escape its hold. You 
keep on glancing at the clock 
ever>' other second in antici- 



pation. Your stomach turns in It seems that usually we 

excitement as you think about enter a worship emironment 

what that night will hold with either not expecting much or 

this person you have been into nothing at all. It's just that 

for weeks! thing I go to on Friday night 




In all these cases, you are 
expecting something amazing 
and great to happen. And dur- 
ing those next few moments 
you are solely focused on the 
taste of that food, the color 
reel of that movie, or that per- 
son you are on the date \sith, 
nothing else matters. 

How often though do we 
enter dorm worship, \'espers 
or church with that same driv- 
ing expectation? 



or Saturday morning. It's rou- 
tine. What is to expect? 

At least I don't eat that dish 
all the time, that movie only 
opens once, and I want to go 
on this date because I really 
like this person. It's eas>' to 
get caught with the idea that 
worship isn't something fresh; 
worehip is something routine. 

Let's be honest, deep down 
rd rather go on a date vWth 
2 than spend time with 



this God that seems so far, far 
away. 

But the great and amazing 
thing is that God, contrary' to 
the way we perceive Him, is 
a God that is not just about 
satisfving expectations, but 
about completely breaking oiu* 
previous expectations. 

He says, "To whom uill you 
compare Me? Or who is My 
equal? Lift your eyes and look 
to the heavens: Who created 
all these? He who brings out 
the starr>- host one by one, and 
calls them each by name. Be- 
cause of His great power and 
mightv' strength, not one of 
them is missing.'' 

What would happen if at 
vespers 1,500 of us came ex- 
pecting God to do something? 
What would happen if those 
of us who lead worships came 
every time expecting God to 

I am certain that when our 
hearts are open, when we are 
focused solely on God, and ex- 
pect God to do something not 
only vvill He move in our lives 
according to what we expect, 
but He v\ill completely outdo 
our previous expectations! 



Campus Ministries 
this weekend 

Your guide to ministry 
opportunities on campus 

Saturday, 22 

9:45 a.m. - SMC meets in 
LjTinWood Hall for church ev- 
ery week, but don't miss their 
Sabbath School in the Student 
Center, For the next month, 
theyll be studying Luke. 

11:30 a.m. - Marquis Johns, 
former rap artist, will be 
speaking about Christian re- 
vival at Southern Missionary' 
Church. 

2:15 p.m. - The Open Door 
Club/Bible Work Club is do- 
ing a massive door-to-door 
outreach in dowmtown Chatta- 
nooga. Meet in Wright Hall. 

3:00 p.m. - Sabbath Minis- 
tries will be going and visiting 
shut-ins and the sick. If pos- 
sible, bring your car. Meet in 
Wright Hall. 

FLAG Camp is going down- 
town to play with children and 
teach them about God. If you 
want to participate in FLAG 
Camp or leara more about 
it, email Ashley Compton @ 
comptona@southem.edu. 



Lessons learned from an animal 



A few years ago, I worked 
as a health inspector/ cleaning 
engineer/just plain janitor. 
One night, I was in Summer- 
our cleaning the restrooms, 
classrooms, and windows. Af- 
ter a while, 1 decided to ^'acu- 
um the hallways. 

By that time it was prettv' 
late. Some of the lights were 
off, and I was in my own little 
world, preaching in front a 
milhon people, with half of 
them coming to the front dur- 
ing my altar call. As I was vac- 
uuming, I wasn't reallj' paying 
attention to what was going on 



seen. He was looking straight 
at me uith his mouth open. I 
knew that he was ready to at- 
tack. His hard ej'es seemed to 
say, "I'm going to get ya skinny 

This was no small beaver, 
and if he wanted to take me 
dovMi, he probabl>' could. So I 
jumped up, and got the vacu- 
um readv' to defend myself. 

If this had happened any- 
where else, I probablj' would 
have asked mj-self what a bea- 
ver was doing in the building, 
but this is Southern, so any- 
thing is possible. 

As I got ready to run. I re- 
alized the little stinker wasn't 



he was going to attack. I then 
realized that the beaver was 
dead and was preserved to look 
like he v\-as alive, ready for ac- 
tion, ready to eat and to mess 
around with small people like 
me. But the fact that he looked 
alive didn't mean he was. His 
looks were deceiving. 

Sometimes ray life is like 
that preserved beaver. It looks 
like I'm ready for action and it 
looks like I'm ready to conquer 
the world. But in realit>' I can't 
move, because mj' spiritual life 

As a church, we may look 
like a ferocious army ready for 
action, but when people take a 



All aboard the vein train 



Place: Wright Hall 

Circle 

Time: 8:50-1 1:30 a.m. 

& 12:50-5:10 p.m. 

Sign-up for your time: 

Dorms or Student 

Center 

Each donor will get a 

free T-shirt 



em's Information Sj-stems, 
has just been diagnosed vvith 
colon cancer and needs blood 
donations. September 24 and 
25, the Blood Assurance Blood 
Mobile will be on campus, and 
it is a great way to help out one 
of our own. Iftiiestudent/fac- 
ultv' donor notifies the Blood 
Assurance registrars in the 
mobile that they would like 
their donation to be a replace- 
ment donation, Dennis Roger's 
family will receive monetar, 
benefit for donations made in 
his name. 



giving God a bad name. But if ing. A full life! 

we let God revive us, we get to Let God bring you back to 

claim die best promise of all: life. He is standing at the door 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 



ifesty 



es 



THE SOUTHER-J ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@soutliern.edu 



STAYING ABOVE THE WEATHER 

Feel safeguarded from illness with these tips 



Benjamin Stitzer 



Lajing in bed groggy-eyed 
nd sore I knew I had to in- 
form Southern how to avoid 
getting sick. This here is a list 
of ^\'hat to do and what you 
need to get. Call it a potpourri 
ofstaying well ideas. 

Lets start out with four great 
things to do when \'ou feel you 
might be getting sick. 

Rest. 

Itseemssimple enough, but 
this involves a Httle more than 
etting eight hours a night, 
'o get over sickness quicklj' 
r a\'oid it altogether, get into 
bed as early as you can. Since 
it more rest from sleep 
earlier in the night, tr>' going 
to bed early and waking up 
early to study for that quiz. 

Water. 

Make sure you are meeting 
yourdaily water requirements. 
A great way to increase your 
water intake is to eat more 
fhiits and vegetables. This will 



give you more nutrients and 
the water you need to get ox'er 
any kind of sickness. 
Wash your hands. 

This is where you can stop 
the spread of germs. Washing 



Those are a great start to 
star\'e off any disease, but here 
is a little gift basket of goodies 
e\'er>'one needs when they feel 
unwell. 




your hands is one of the most 
important actions you can take 
to keep from becoming ill. 

Go to Health Services. 

Yes, I know they are about a 
half-mile awaj' uphill but the>' 
realiy can help. Fmd a friend 
to drive you over if you don't 
think you can make it on your 



Hand sanitizer. 

It is great to keep a small 
bottle in your backpack. Es- 
pecially if you live in the dor- 
mitor}'. The doors are co\'ered 
with sneeze juice and germs. 
Also, it's a good idea is to use 
hand sanitizer after you've 
worked in the library. Those 



KR's offers great service, a cool 
ambiance and friendly staff 



Benjamin Stitzer 

Ij£Esoi£sJiinQa_ 




as I approach the cashier I am 
greeted with a large smile. I 
am amazed for someone to 
be so friendly after taking the 
order of half the Southern stu- 
dents on campus. Delighted, I 
give my order. The six or sev- 
en minutes I wait for my food 
goes by quickly when I find a 
friend to chat with. There al- 



Stepping inside the dimly lit 
eatery. KR's, I find myself wait- 
ing behind eight other hungn- 
customers. I think to mvself, 
notbadfonoisoa.m." 

Something that an experi- 
enced visitor to KR's discovers 
'S thai you never eat at KR's 
.lvhenvo„V.,-.ahun 



ways s 



3 be 






know there, too. 

Another gi-eaf feature about 
KR's are the two computei-s in 
the back. The time it takes to 
get your food is just enough for 
one to jump on MySpace and 
send at least two comments. 

The prices are a little outra- 
A small biscuit and a 



lars. And if you get it with egg 
you are pushing it up to almost 
three dollars. I guess you pa\' 
for the ambiance. 

While eating my food I 
faintly heard some music in the 
background. I wished it were 
just a bit louder so I could at 
least hear the words. Enjojing 
my breakfast biscuits, I take a 
look around at the photos on 
the wall. Though each photo is 
well done, I recall the photos 
are the same as the ones from 
last \ear. Well, I am glad to see 
more than \ine wallpaper. 

Overall my time at KR's 
pleased me: great service, in- 
cluding a friendly staff, clean 
ind a cool ambii 



a Utopia for 
breeding germs. A few small 
drops of sanitizer and wham-o, 
99-99 percent of germs are 
done for! 

Airborne. 

Some people call it the mir- 
acle drug. It may only be in 
your head, but for some rea- 
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a boost just when you need it. 
It's sold just about anywhere: 
Wal-Mart, Village Market, 
Bed, Bath and Beyond, and 
CVS Pharmacy. You need not 
look further than four-comers 
for the fizzv- miracle. 

Soup. 

Nothing is better than a 
nice warm bowl of soup when 
you're sick. Campbell's® 
Healthy Request® soups are 
made special to be tast>- and 
healthy. Minestrone is a per- 
sonal favorite and is sure to 
please your body and help 
with that scratchy throat. 



Question^ 
Week^ 



th^^ 



What is your best 
remedy when you are 
sick? 

"The best thing in the world is 
someone to cheer you up. Med- 
icine can only do so much." 

- Sbaira Coley 

"A hot water, vinegar and hon- 
ey gargle. It realh' helps for a 

- Paulette Greene 

"Overload your body with vi- 
tamin C and water; it flushes 
vour system out." 
-BJ Taylor 

"A nice warm cup of tea vrith 
Echinacea or something with 
immune system boosters." 
-AhadKebede 

"Suckon raw garlic and sniff up 
salt water through your nose if 
you start to get a sore throat. 
When you're done writhing in 
pain from that you realize your 
sore throat is gone. Follow up 
with lots of water." 

- Chelsea Foster 



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Burger King 

ftipa Johns 

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Campus Kitchen 

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9408 Apison Pike 
97 Rafael's Italian 

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8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 

Anh Pham 

Opinion Editor 

anhpham@southern.edu 



Prevailing standards: a look at policies 



Raymond Thompson 



"Acceptance of prevailing 
standards often means we have 
no standards of our own." 

Those words were spoken 
by Jean Toomer, Harlem Re- 
naissance poet and novelist; 
and he should know about the 
possible harm of "prevailing 
standards." having spent his 
childhood attending both all- 
white and all-black segregated 
schools. 

His quote inspires me to 
give respectful attention to the 
question of, "what are some 
prevailing standards at South- 
em that harken our attention 
to reconsider what collective 
'standards' we endorse as a 
universit>' community-?" 

As a Seventh-day Adventist 
Christian institution of higher 
learning it is important, as 
Mary Waldrop writes, "[that] 
people know what you stand 
for. It [is] equally important 
that they know what you won't 
stand for." So what as a uni- 
versit>' do we collectivly stand 
for and what won't we stand 
for or tolerate? 

This past week, President 
Gordon Bietz spoke at Talge 
about our standards at South- 
ern. His speech prompted me 
to research what our larger 
prevailing Adventist stan- 
dards are at our other col- 
leges and universities. It is 
interesting to note from this 
comparative study into poli- 
cies, adminstrative code, rules 
and regulations that, in some 
respects. Southern could be 
described as progressive and, 
maybe surprising to some, lib- 
eral. Some of our policies may 
appear draconian, anachro- 
nous or conservative, so let's 
investigate a few of university 
standards. 

A look at the handbooks 

While researching the many 
Adventist universit}' student 
handbooks, there vras a re- 
fireshing quality to the fact that 
there exists many different 



opinions on prevailing stan- 
dards. At some of 
colleges there is an additional 
option of small group worships 
offered for worship require- 
ments. This is not currently 
offered at our universih-, yet 
maybe we could consider such 
an option. I know that last >ear 
Rika Geramell had worked an 
agreement to have a worship 
reduction for small groups, so 
we could build upon this. It is 
important that those who ad- 
vocate change or reform to a 
policy offer some alternatives 
or suggestions. We should 
stand up for a university stan- 
dard of constructive criticism. 

What about sports? 

With respects to intercol- 
legiate sports, some of our in- 
stitutions are members of the 
National Collegiate Athletic 
Association. 

"You are only 

what you are 

when no one is 

looking." 

- Robert C. Edwards 

In Southern's Student 
Ha ndbook we read on page 45 : 
"Southern does not sponsor or 
participate in athletic compe- 
tition with other educational 
institutions or churches." 

I won't belabor this point, 
but for those students com- 
ing from public schools or who 
were involved in organized 
sports, the feet that Southern 
refuses to participate in the 
greater opportunities for in- 
tercollegiate sports in our area 
is quite quizzical. 

I think our athletes would 
be a great witnessing tool to 
other schools and we might be 
overlooking a possible e\'ange- 
listic opportunity. We should 
stand for a unK-ersity standard 
of striving to represent Christ 
in aU we do. 

What about dress code? 




With regards to the quag- 
mire that is "dress policy," 
there are some noteworthy 
differences in universit>' stan- 
dards. At PUC, Andre\\'S, AUC, 
cue and La Sierra, students 
are permitted to ivear shorts 
in classrooms, while our poli- 
cy reads, "shorts are not to be 
worn in classroom buildings, 
during Convocation programs, 
or dining hall... (page 51, SAU 
Student Handbook). We might 
consider reiising this policy to 
include at the very least the ap- 
pro^'al to wear shorts outside 
of the classroom on campus. 
Shorts that come to the knees 
can be modest and appropri- 
ate attire on campus. 

In the pages of the student 
handbooks at La Sierra, An- 
drews, Ne\vbold and PUC, 
there was not to be found any 
explicitly stated dress require- 
ments for vespers, cor 
tion or worship services. Addi- 
tionally, there is no thoroughly 
stated policy on Sabbath dorm 
checks. 

In respect to dress require- 
ments, dressing respectfully 
for convocation or vespers 
should include the option of 
wearing a sweater, polo or 
buttoned-up shirt u-ithout the 
requirement of "neck adorn- 
ment.' Southern should stand 
for a university standard of 
practical dress code. 

What about food in class? 

At Southern, students are 
permitted (in some class- 



bring food and 
drink. This practice is strictly 
prohibited at La Sierra. I know 
that I take advantage of this 
opportunit)', not ha\'ing time 
to sit in the caf6 and eat. 

What about skateboard- 
ing? 

Skateboarders and long- 
borders ^vill be interested to 
note that many Adventist col- 
leges and universities prohibit 
any skateboarding on campus 
wbileSouthem allows students 
to do so safely in the follow- 
ing areas; promenade, church 
parking lot and sidewalks on 
campus. Understanding that 
our university is rather large, 
this policy reflects a mlling- 

"A 'No' uttered 
from the deep- 
est conviction 
is better than a 
Tes' uttered to 
please." 

- Gandhi 

ness to work with students 
on the part of our adminis- 
tration, this is encouraging. 
I think a university standard 
of a willingness to come to an 
agreement between the stu- 
dent body and administration 
should be upheld. 



What about tolerance? 

With the possible exception 
of Neivbold College, it is an 
unfortunate fact that the ma- 
joritj' of our institutions refuse 
to have \vritten policies that 
protect against discrimination 
on the basis of sexual orienta- 
tion. While the church holds, 
"that every human being is 
valuable in the sight of God" 
in its Position Statement on 
Homosexuality, our univer- 
sities fail to reflect that proc- 
lamation in respects to our 
anti-discrimination policies. 
I'm not willing to stand up or 
condone a university standard 
of homophobia. We should 
instead promote a university 
standard of compassion and 
tolerance. 

Those were some of the I 
many differences in polices ! 
throughout Adventist higher 
education. It would appear 
that there exist different stan- 
dards for each institution. 

Robert C. Edwards said, 
"you are only what you are 
when no one is looking." 

I tvonder if our policies 
regarding dress truly reflect 
what our fellow students wear 
when ^veekend leaves have 
been signed by a dean, or 
when mom and dad are safely 
a time-zone away. When not 
under the standards of South- 
em what are your standards? 
Does Christianity, modesty, 
respectfulness, nobility, righ- 
teousness or purity tj-pifj' youi- 
lifest>'le choices outside of the 
confines of "happy valley?" I 
think we at Southern should 
foster a standard of consisten- 
cy and honesty with ourselves 
and others. 

What are those university 
prevailing standards that we 
are not willing to stand for? 
Gandhi once said, "A Tslo' ut- 
tered from the deepest con- 
viction is better and greater 
than a 'Yes' merely uttered to 
please, or what is woree, to 
avoid trouble." I'm not uill- 
ing to sacrifice my standards 
in fear of trouble or to i 
the majority. Are you? 



I THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 



sports 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 

Richard Boyd San Miguel 

Sports Editor 

richardb@southern.edu 



Softball: Sept. 17-19 



I Men's Softball 

I Group: A 
I Sept. 13 

I Do Work I 13 

I Team Fresco | ii 

Both of these teams have 
lot of returning players. 
I Team Fresco has two retum- 
I ing student missionaries Andy 
ison and Abner Shanchez. 
I Both teams want to maintain 
a high energj' level in competi- 
tion but at the same time not 
I lose sight of the idea of fun. 

Mighty Professors 1 13 

I Wheeze Kids I 5 

Both teams consist of fac- 
I ulty. The Mighty Professors 
is assembled of faculty from 

Ckjllegedale Academy, and AW 
I Spaldmg. Wheeze Kids con- 
s of faculty from Southern, 
i Don't underestimate these 
I good ol' boys. Both teams de- 
liver a powerful punch at the 
; and have experienced 
fielders. Sure most of these 
I guys are twice our age but they 
play competitive ball, I recom- 
mend you check them out. 

Sept. 18 

DoWork|i5 

Mighty Professors | lo 

These heav>' hitters deliver 
yet another intense, high en- 
ergy game. Do Work threw it 
into overdrive and took con- 
trol of the game in the final 
innings resulting in their five 
run \actory. 



parel. I recommend you check 
out either of these teams if you 
get the chance. 



Rebels 1 16 

Ice Men | 3 

Another wir 
leading them < 
cord for Men's 



for the Rebels 



Group: B1 

Sept. 17 



Group: B2 

Sept. 17 

Caramel Oreos | 8 

Fine Print (co-ed) | 7 

The co-ed team put up quite 
a fight against the all-male 
team but in the end they came 
up a little short. 




NFL Standings at a Glance 



American Conference National Conference 



Women's Softball 



Dollar Zone | 21 

Sochtenau | 5 

Dollar Zone was on the 
money with this one cash- 
ing out with a 16-run victory. 
The spirited young fellows of 
Sochtenau bring a new mean- 
ing to team individuality with 
*eir unorthodox fielding 
techniques and colorful ap- 



Group: A 

Sept. 18 

Huevos Splash 1 14 
Kapow! I 11 

Both teams were neck in 
neck for the majority of the 
game. The victory was secured 
for Kapow! when Kelly Leeper 
connected with the ball result- 
ing in a 3 run homenm in the 
7th inning. 

Group: B 

Sept. 17 

Extreme Fink 1 1 

Pink I 

In the bottom of the sixth, 
Trish Renaert (SO) stepped 
up to bat for the Extreme Pink 
team and delivered a home 
run giving Extreme Pink a x-o 
victoiy. 

Ultiinatum 1 15 

Pink I o 



East Wins - Losses East 

New England 2-0 Dallas 2-0 

Buffalo 0-2 Washington 2 

Miami 0-2 N.Y. Giants - 

N.Y. Jets o - 2 Philadelphia 

South Wins - Losses South 

Indianapolis 2-0 Tampa Bay 1 - 

Houston 2-0 CaroHna 1-1 

Tennessee 1-1 Atlanta 0-2 

Jacksonville 1 - 1 New Orleans 



Wins - Losses 



North 

Pittsburgh 2 - 
Cleveland 1-1 
Cincinnati 1 - ] 
Baltimore 1-1 

West 

Denver 2- o 
San Diego 1-1 
Kansas City o ■ 
Oakland 0-2 



Wins - Losses 



Wins - Losses 



North 

Detroit 2-0 
Green Bay 2-0 

Minnesota 1-1 
Chicago 1-1 

West Wins - Losses 

San Francisco 2-0 
Arizona 1 - 1 
Seattle 1 - 1 
St. Louis 0-2 



match-ups of the week 

Indianapolis at Houston | 1 p.m. | CBS 
Dallas at Chicago | 8:15 p.m. | NBC 



Sunday's Games 

1p.m. 

Miami at N.Y. lets 
Arizona at Baltimore 
San Diego at Green Bay 
Buffalo at New England 
Indianapolis at Houston 
Minnesota at Kansas Cit>' 
San Francisco at Pittsburgh 
St. Louis at Tampa Bay 
Detroit at Philadelphia 

4:05 p.m. 

Cleveland at Oakland 
Cincinnati at Seattle 
Jacksonville at Denver 

4:15 p.m. 

Carolina at Atlanta 

N.Y. Giants at Washington 

8:15 p.m. 

Dallas at Chicago 



Monday's Game 



I THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007| 



chatter 



Academic 
announcements 

Resume and Decorum 
Seminar: Get ready to meet 

potential employers by attend- 
ing the Resume & Decorum 
Seminar on Monday, Septem- 
ber 24, at 7 p.m. in Brock Hall 
#341. 

We will guide you in the 
proper skills to write your 
resume, give you one on one 
help with your resume, and 
talk to you about proper dress 
for an interview. This event is 
open to all majors. 

Undergraduate Seniors: 

Senior Class Organization is 
Tuesday, October 9, in Brock 
Hall #333. Come and elect 
your officers! 



Student 

Association 

ahriouiicenients 

SA Senate Refreshment 
Day: The SA Senate will be 
serving refreshments on the 
Student Center Promenade 
from 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Sep- 
tember 20. Be sure to stop by 
and take a moment to meet 
this yeai's new senators! 

Joker Release Party: The 

SA Joker Release Par^: FAC- 
ES will take place this Satur- 
day night, September 22, at 9 
p.m. in the lies P.E. Center. 
Southern I.D. is REQUIRED 
to get a Joker. If you are un- 
able to attend this event, you 
may pick up your Joker from 
the SA Office during posted 
SA office hours beginning on 
Monday, September 24, and 
a Southern ID will be required 
to pick up a Joker. 

Graduate Portraits: Year- 
book portraits for seniors 
graduating in December, May, 
and August will be taken in the 
Student Center on Monday, 
September 24 from 9 a.m. to 
5 p.m., Wednesday, Septem- 
ber 26 from 1 to 6 p.m., and 
Wednesday, October 3 from 



Upcoming events calendar 



Friday, September 21 

7:40 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 
Campus Ministries 

After Vespers - Hymn Sing, 
Talge Chapel 

After Vespers - Axiom The 
Science of Dating: The Suigle 
Life, Church Youth Room 

Saturday, September 22 

First Day of Autumn 

9 Sc 11:30 a.m. - Church 
Services, Collegedale Church, 
John Nixon 

9:30 a.m. - Something Else 
Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South White Oak Room 

9:45 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - ECU Chapel 
Thatcher Chapel, Theme - 

"God i? Able" 

Come one Come all! 

iq a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 

10 a.m. - Come & Reason 
Sabbath School, Spalding 



Bond Room 

10 & 11:30 a.m. -The Third, 
Collegedale Academy, Mike 
Fulbright 

11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
Lynn Wood 

5-5:45 p.m. - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

7:30p.m. -Evensong, 
Church 

9 p.m. - Joker Release Par- 
ty, lies P.E. Center 

Monday, September 24 

\^ewSouthem (24-26) 
Last day for 80% tuition re- 
Faculty Portfohos due, Aca- 
demic Administration office 

9 a.m. -5 p.m. - Senior Year- 
book Pictures, Student Center 

4 p.m. - University Assem- 
bly 

5 p.m. - New Club/Dept. 
Student Organization appli- 
cations due, Office of Student 
Life & Activities 

7 p.m. - Resume & Deco- 
rum Seminar, Brock #341 



7:30 p.m. - Cello & Piano: 
Duo Divinia, Ackerman Audi- 
torium CConvocation Credit) 

Tuesday, September 25 

6:15-9 P-in. - Pre-Profes- 
sioutil Committee, Presiden- 
tial Banquet Room 2 

7&10 p.m. - Residence Hall 
Joint Worship, Thatcher 

Wednesday, September 
26 

1-6 p.m. - Senior Yearbook 
Pictures, Student Center 

7 p.m. - Convocation, SA: 
Dave & Jan Dravecl<y , Thatch- 
1 Credit) 



Thursday, September 27 

11 a.m. - Convocation, SA: 
Dave & Jan Dravecl^, lies P.E. 

3:30 p.m. - Graduate Coun- 
cil, Robert Merchant Room 

5 p.m. - Football Team 
Meeting, lies P.E. Center 

7 p.m. - Modem Languages 
Film Series, Miller #201 



Student life announcements 



open House: Come meet 
and fellowship with the En- 
rollment Services stafif during 
the Enrollment Services Open 
House on Thursday, Septem- 
ber 20, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
in the Wright Hall Lobby. This 
is our chance to get to know 
you apart from the "business" 
side of your college experi- 
ence. Light refreshments will 
be served. 

Axiom Seminar: "The 
Science of Dating: The Single 
Life" will take place this Fri- 
day, September 21, foUowing 
vespers in the Youth Room 
of the Collegedale Church. 
Speaker: Emily Baldwin. 
Come find out what it means 
to seriously or casually date as 
Christians. Come find out how 
to know God's right timing for 
relationships in your life. 

New Club: A new club is 
starting on campus; the Big 
Brother Big Sister Club is 
here at Southern! You simply 
provide one hour per week of 
your time to your own 'little 



brother/sister" at AW. Spal- 
ding Elementary School do- 
ing things such as reading, 
eating lunch, playing on the 
playground, and other things 
of that nature. If interested, 
please contact Brett Martin at 
brettmartin@southem.edu. 

Duo Divina: Acclaimed 
artists Wendy Law and Gloria 
Chien present a breath-taking 
performance. Phenomenal pi- 
anist Gloria Chien boldly com- 
bines the dashing elements of 
music with its delicacies. Cel- 
list Wendy Law is a powerful, 
eloquent, and controlled play- 
er who has mastered her in- 
strument with a talent almost 
unheard of. They will be per- 
forming Monday, September 
24 at 7:30 p.m. in Ackerman 
Auditorium. Tickets vrill be 
given at the door and are free 
with Southern ID card. Convo- 
cation credit will be given. 

History Club Trip: The 
History Club will be visiting 
the "Cradle of Christianity," a 
fraveling exhibition from the 



Israel Museum in Jerusalem. 
Highlights include parts of the 
Dead Sea Scrolls; the burial 
ossuary of Caiphas, the high 
priest who delivered Jesus to 
Pilate; and a full-scale recon- 
struction of a Byzantine-era 
church. The trip will be on 
Sunday, September 30, and 
those who wish to go must pay 
$5 to Jamie Thompson in the 
History & English office by 
Tuesday, September 25. The 
cost includes transportation 
and admission, but not lunch. 
SunbeltCohuttaSprings 
Triathlon: The 24th Annual 
Sunbelt Cohutta springs Tri- 
athlon will take place on Oct. 7 
at Cohutta Springs Conference 
Center. For details visit the 
website: http://pe.southem. 
edu/triathlon or you can reg- 
ister at http://www.active. 
com/. Rates for students are 
$30 for individuals and $55 
for relay teams until Sept. 24 
and $45 for individuals and 
$70 for relay teams until Oct, 



Birthdays! 

September 21 

Kristin Welch-Murphy, 
Julie Lechler, Lauren 
Schilt, Paula Clarke, 
Leslie Palmer, 
Erik Biesenthal, 
Edgar Ramirez 



September 22 

Terri Bonnick, 

Seth Harris, Matthew 

White, Sarah Holloway, 

Michael Sigsworth, 

Liz Pope, Chari^ Espina, 

Wynfre Robinson 

September 23 
Heather Blake, 
Melissa Starks, 
Daniel Jean-Louis, 
Kelsey Belcourt, 
Denita Marr, Angela 
Holloway ,Diiane Gibson, 
Jose Escobar, Sara 
Santos, Stephen Barry 

September 24 
Salina Neuman, 
Olivia Jenson, 
Jordan Bull, 
Natalia Mendez, 
Joseph Swaine 

September 25 
Julie Vincent, 
Darrin Djemes, 
Kiystal Barton, Philip 
Sagadraca, Naomi Dobyns 

September 26 
Laura Coggin, 
Becky Doperalski, 
Bryana Kitchen, Emily 
Wright, Mike Stratte, 
Aaron Gunther 

September 27 
Crystal Coon, Jaela 
Carter, Kelly Brooke Lit 
tell, Jans Gonzalez, 
Brett Mehlenbacher, 
Michael Hermann, 
Matt Hermann, 
Courtney Pietszak, 
Caleigh Teasley, 
Travis Moore, 
Desiree Pegel 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 11 



classifeds 



Appliances 

Canon 20D body for sale 

S500. Good coodition. 

Call Duane Gibson for more 

info. 

(423) 620-9032 

Tvvo Southern students 
looking for 1 fiddle player 
and 1 guitar player for 

ntr>'/bluegrass/old time 
gospel worship. Contact 
Mike at 396-9948 or hea\'- 
en\vard777@yahoo.com 

seniors planning to 
ly to medical or dental 
school for Fall 2007 need 
to have a committee recom- 
mendation from Southern. 
Please give your name and 
address to Sharon Ekkens 
236-2803 or sekkens@ 
southem.edu, and she AviU 
send you the forms to com- 
plete for the committee. 



Vehicles 

FOR SALE 

1989 NISSAN MAXIMA 
Runs good. Just spent 
Siooo fixing it up. Clean. 
Great A/C. New wheel 
cylinders. New brakes all 
around. New brake drums. 
Newfiiel injector; new fuel 
injector lines. New right rear 
electric window regulator. 
Nearly new battery and 
spark plug cables. 
Transmission rebuilt one 
year ago. 

$1950 OBO. Call 396-2348 
after 6:00 p.m. 




The 

Th.s.uih.n»^Acc«.^ I SouUiern Accent 

online 




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I accent. soutnetn.eda 



Jokes 



1. Only 

pizza get to your house faster 
than an ambulance. 

2. Only in America... are 
there handicap parking places 
in front of a skating rink. 

3. Only in America... do 
drugstores make the sick walk 
all the way to the back of the 
store to get their prescriptions 
while healthy people can buy 

t the front. 



4. Only in America... do 
people order double cheese 
burgers, large files, and a diet 
Coke. 

5. Only in America... do 
banks leave both doors to the 
vault open and then chain the 
pens to the counters. 

6. Only in America... do we 
leave cars worth thousands of 
dollars in the driveway and 
put our useless junk in the ga- 
rage. 

7. Only in America... do we 
use answering machines to 
screen calls and then have call 
waiting so we won't miss a call 
from someone we didn't want 
to talk to in the first place. 
Source: cleanjoke.com 



Letter from the Editor 



Everyone has a hero. Ev- 
eryone has someone they look 
up to, aspire to be like and 
compare their lives with. For 
some, their hero is a person 
they know. It can be a par- 
ent, teacher, mentor, pas- 
tor or friend. For some it is a 
person they've never met but 
have seen on TV. Athletes, 
movie stars and music artists 
are people that many look up 
to, vowing to one day be like 

When I was in fourth grade, 
I read a biography about Dave 
Dravecky. Instantly he be- 
came a hero of mine. He was 
a pitcher for the Pittsburgh 
Pirates, San Diego Padres and 
San Francisco Giants who got 
cancer in his pitching arm. 
He fought off the cancer and 
returned to the major leagues 
to continue pitching, success- 
fuUy might I add, for the Gi- 
ants. Less than a year after his 
surger>' for cancer, Dravecky 
broke his arm on the mound 
while pitching against the 
Montreal Expos. The broken 
arm was a result of the recur- 
rence of cancer. He ended up 
ha\'ing to have his left arm, 
shoulder blade and the left 
side of his collarbone ampu- 
tated, ending his very success- 
ft]| baseball career. 



Why was he my hero? Was 
it because he was a baseball 
player? No. Was it because he 
was a cancer smvivor? No. It 
was because he saw his situa- 
tion as a way to share the good 
news of salvation. This was his 
platform. This was his vehicle 
for sharing the good news. 
That's wh\^ he i\-as my hero. 
For a ten year old boy who was 
obsessed with sports to hear 
about a baseball player who 
praised the Lord was an in- 
credible witness. Going from 
a successful pitcher to getting 
cancer to losing an arm, then 
praising God for it all, is some- 
thing that blows my mind. 

Southern will have the 
amazing opportunitj' of hear- 
ing Draveck>''s inspirational 
story. Dave and his wife, Jan, 
will be speaking Wednesday, 
September 26 in Thatcher 
Chapel at 7 p.m. and Thursday 
September 27 in Des PE Cen- 
ter. Convocation credit \\t11 be 
given for both programs. 

So come out and hear 
the amazing story of the 
Dravecky's life journey. And 
for those of you who could re- 
ally use a hero right now, you 
may have one after Sept. 27. 



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cartoons 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 

Chad Pickeral 

Cartoon Editor 

cepikeral®southern.edu 



Champ 
da Scamp 





Hi Charlie, haven't 
seen you in two weeks! 
In fact, I haven't had a... 



normal conversation 
since school started 





Freshman 



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SOUTHERN -I- ACCENT 



THURSDAY, SEnEMBER 27, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



'Passing the Mantle' sculpture closer to finish 



Work is continuing on 
Southern's "Passing the 
Mantle" statue. The 166,000 
pound sculpture of Elisha 



standing next to Elijah is on 
track for completion in the fall 
of 2009. 

Although the final location 
for the statue has yet to be de- 
termined, some students are 



anticipating its placement on 
campus. 

"It has been exciting to 
see the statue take form over 
the last few years," said Ben 
Chase, a junior film major. 



Ben Wygal, chair for the 
Southern Public Art Commit- 
tee, said tJiat Southern has 
always been a place to gain 



NATIONAL 



cue to retain 
right to WGTS 



WGTS, the popular Chris- 
tian radio station based in 
Takoma Park, Maryland, will 
continue to be o\vned by Co- 
lumbia Union CoUege (CUC) 
following the school's Septem- 
ber 20 decision to halt sale ne- 
gotiations. 

The station is the second 
most popular non-commercial 
station in the countrj', reach- 
ing approximately 300,000 
hsteners per week. Despite 
the station's popularity, CUC 
in sale negotiations ear- 
lier in the year in an attempt 
use capital to pay off debt 
and expand the school. 

The possible sale of WGTS 
vas questioned by church 
leaders and members through- 
out the area, said Dave Weig- 

', president of the Columbia 
Union of Seventh-day Adven- 
tists. After reevaluating the 
financial situation of CUC, 
Weigley said it was decided to 
keep the station. 

David Brooks, manager of 
Southern's own radio station, 
WSMC, was happy to hear 
CUCs decision. He believes 
that radio stations play an im- 
portant role for Seventh-day 




Joker Release puts emphasis on 'faces' 



Students were given a new 
perspective on suffering and 
hurting people around the 
\vorld at the Joker Release 
event on Saturday night. 

Arrivals to the event joined 
lines of laughing, chattering 
students as they waited outside 
lies P.E. Center to be admitted 
to the Joker Release. But the 
scenes that met their eyes as 
they entered were perhaps not 
what they were expecting. 

Once inside, simulated 
scenes of a war-torn village, a 
poorly supplied medical clinic, 
and a hurricane aftermath, 



along with statistics of AIDS 
victims and hunger fatalities 
left a sobering picture of glob- 
al suffering. 

Students were directed 
through in groups to \iew the 
scenes. Around 500 students 
attended, as well as some fam- 
ilies from the community, said 
Emily Young, Southern Mem- 
ories editor. 

Student Association want- 
ed people to understand that 
there are often hurting people 
behind the faces we see every 
day. 

"The people around the 
world aren't the only ones," 
said Scott Kabel, Student As- 



sociation social vice president. 
"We were trying to remind 
people that there are bodies 
behind the faces that need car- 
ing." 

Kabel said that he wanted 
people to go beyond searching 
for the best-looking people in 
the Joker and take a look at 
the people around them and 
reach out. 

Some students seemed to 
have a largely positive re- 
sponse to Saturday night's 

"I'm impressed," said Sarah 
Cordes, a junior accounting 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 4 



Mable Wood 
gets new look 



Mabel Wood Hall is being 
renovated for the first time in 
more than twenty- years. 

Students are enjoying the 
changes made so far. 

"i love it. [I looks classy and 
more presentable," said Satara 
.lohnson. a junior music edu- 
cation major. "The building 
needed to be modernized." 

The renovations, including 
new carpeting, paint and an 
updated look for the building 
overall, began January of this 
year and are still in progress. 

In addition to cosmetic up- 
dates, there are also practi- 
cal changes being made. New 
signage has been put up in the 
entire building that conforms 
to current safet>' codes. Also, 
there are plans to soundproof 
adjunct professor studios and 
other rooms on the third floor, 
making it easier for students 
to practice and professors to 

Mabel Wood Hail, built 
in 1981, has only had minor 
Interior changes until now. 
The need for updating was 
long-anticipated as a way to 
enhance the school's presen- 
tation to the pubhc. Music pro- 
grams put on by the School of 
Music are sometimes the only 
contact community members 
have with the university. 

"We are ver>' happy [for the 
renovations] since this is the 
face of Southern for much of 
the public. This is the primary 
Southern concert venue." said 
Scott Ball, dean of the School 
of Music. 

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Opinion 

Lifestyles 

Religion 

Sports 

Campus Chatter 

Classifieds 



LIFESTYLES 




For more 
information 
about slacklining 
and what it's all 
about, see page 7. 



OPINION 




For more insight o: 
the Joker Release, 
and student reac- ' 
tions, see page 6. 



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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 



Immigration film series shown 



Southern's modern lan- 
guages department is hosting 
a film series on one of the con- 
troversial issues of the upcom- 
ing presidential election— un- 
documented immigration. 

According to the Pew His- 
panic Center, there are an 
estimated 11.5 million to 12 
million undocumented immi- 
grants in the U.S. The growng 
numbers have caused much 
debate in Congress and across 
America. This series of four 
documentarj'-style films will 
cover different aspects of un- 
documented immigration and 
win provide an opportunity 
for students to think and talk 
about the issue. 



Carlos Parra, dean of the 
modern languages depart- 
ment, sax's he hopes that the 
films will allow for different 
points of view so students can 
de\'elop an informed opinion 
about the situation. 

ered in classes it would be a 
lot easier to dialogue about," 
Parra said, "We're using this 
[the film series] as a platform" 
for discussion and to raise 

The series began Sept. 13 
with the documentary "Bal- 
seros." The word "balseros" 
translates as "rafters" and re- 
fers to the immigrants who 
risked their lives crossing the 



Students dig up artifacts 



On Jane 21, 18 Southern 
students and two faculty mem- 
bers left for Hazor, Israel, to 



"It [the trip] brought the 
Bible to Ufa," said Jasnune 
Saxon, a student worker at the 
Lynn H. Wood museum. 

Sponsored by the Hebrew 
University of Jerusalem and 
the Israel EJtploration Soci- 
ety, each session lasted for six 
weeks. During this time stu- 
dents and other participants 
are given a hands-on opportu- 
nity to search for and recover 
ancient artifacts and clues that 



confirm and link biblical facts 
with history. 

"It was a really good experi- 
ence," said Amanda Parker, a 
biology major. 

This year, 50 indixiduals 
participated in the dig, with 
the largest group coming from 
Southern. Weekdays were 
spent at the dig site. On the 
weekends, students enjoyed 
visiting notable places around 

"The Dead Sea was my fa- 
vorite place," Parker said. 
"Actually going to visit some 
of the places where Jesus and 



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Thursday, September 1 



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s, Emily KurUnski and Josh Bermudez prepare far the 



WSMC makes community connections 



WSMC is reaching out to 
the community, and not just 
within the Collegedale area, 
but throughout the Tennessee 
Valley. 

For years, WSMC played 
music for their audience and 
didn't have much of a rela- 
tionship with the community. 
But two years ago, WSMC de- 
cided to get involved in Chat- 
tanooga. 

"We're going to take WSMC 
downtown," said David 
Brooks, WSMC general man- 
ager. "We are going to become 
personally involved with the 
movers and shakers in the 
community." 



WSMC is now involved with 
organizations like United Way 
of Greater Chattanooga, McK- 
amey Animal Care and Adop- 
tion Center, Enterprise South 
Industrial Park, and Friends of 
Moccasin Bend National Park. 

Every Tuesday at 10:10 
a.m., WSMC intendews differ- 
ent community service organi- 
zations. So far these interviews 
are producing results. 

During the week McKamey 
Animal Care and Adoption 
Center was featured, they 
received more hits on their 
Web site and phone calls than 
they had in the previous five 
months. 

"WSMC is heavily involved 
in our projects and are very 
community minded," said 



Linda McReynolds of United 
Way. "I just can't say enough 
good things about them." 

As a result, WSMC has 
gained the respect of many lo- 
cal organizations in the Chat- 
tanooga area. 

In addition, WSMC is rais- 
ing money from outside the 
denomination. 

"I think it's neat that an 
organization on campus is get- 
ting more involved in the com- 
munitj'," said sophomore Riley 
Kirkpatrick. "It's important 
for the general public to know 
that Southern cares about 
people outside of our faith. 
That's what being a Christian 
is all about." 



Campus Safety director eyes changes 

department from where it is 
and expands it." 

Hart is not the only mem- 
ber of Campus Safe^ that is 
excited about Southern's new 
Campus Safety director. 

"Penrod is not only giving 
the department focus," said 
Heather Slocum, office man- 
ager for Campus Safety, "but 
he is also a team player who is 
very devoted to his team of ad- 
ministration and students." 

As the new Campus Safet>^ 
director, Penrod wants South- 
em to be confident in Campus 
. Safety's emergency prepara- 



A new Campus Safety Di- 
rector, Kewn Penrod, was 
hired this July to replace Ed- 
die Arant, who left due to a 
medical disability after eight 
years as director. 

'1 hope to bring profes- 
sionalism, leadership and a 
new understanding of Campus 
Safety to students as their new 
director," Penrod said. 

By initiating a new emer- 
gency preparedness plan and 
future dorm fire drills, Penrod 
wants students to know that 
"we are skilled and ready for 
emergency situations." 

At 19, Penrod attended 



the Illinois Police Academy 
in Springfield, III. where he 
trained in law enforcement 
and eventually received his 
bachelor's degree in crimi- 
nal justice. Looking for a less 
"intense" lifestyle, Penrod 
eventually moved fr^ara law 
enforcement to spend 17 years 
as Campus Safety director for 
Andrews University. 

"Mr. Penrod has a very 
strong law enforcement back- 
ground," said Don Hart, access 
manager for Campus Safety. 

After hearing about Pen- 
rod's disaster plan and future 
safety programs. Hart said he 
is "positively looking towards 
the future, as Penrod takes the 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 



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Vespers streaming gains following 



Tommy Anderson 

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Last fall, Internet streaming 
for vespers programs became 
1 reality, and the service has 
grown in popuiarit)'. 

le service, provided by 
the School of Journalism & 
Communication, allows par- 
ents and friends of students to 
watch Southern's vespers pro- 
gram from wherever they are. 
"I think the streaming of 
vespers is a very useful ser- 
vice," said Joseph Brannaka, 
a junior chemistry major. "In 
fact, my parents tune in on a 
regular basis to watch the ves- 
pers service. [If] I miss vespers 
for whatever reason, I will tune 
n to see part of it online." 

In September 2006, shortly 
after the streaming became 
available, there where 223 
ers. So far 700 people 
have tuned in this Septem- 
ber. During programs such as 
Week of Prayer or the South 
East Youth Conference, the 
numbers increased to nearly 




Brandon Russell, a junior mediaprodi 

1,500 per month. 

Every week, camera equip- 
ment, cables and tape have to 
be rolled out and set up; tested 
and checked hours before the 
showbegins. This helps to en- 
sure all equipment is working 
properly so the streaming au- 
dience can be ready to watch 
the Uve show at 8 p.m. The 
signal is sent to a special serv- 
er in Brock Hall from which it 
is streamed. Before the signal 
leaves Southern, audio levels 
are readjusted in the studio to 



iction major and member of the 
ra last Friday. 

guarantee no, spikes in sound 
are transmitted. 

The streaming service is also 
an important learning tool for 
media production majors. 

"I really enjoy TV and vid- 
eo production," said Bran- 
don Russell, a junior media 
production major who helps 
produce the streaming video, 
"and this is great experience 
towards my career," 

The vespers stream can be 
found at joumjdism.southem. 
edu/streaming. 




University updates logo 
and identity guide 



Natalia Lopez-Thismon 

CciFV EprtOH . 



Southern Adventist Uni- 
versity recently released its 
new identity guide. This new 
identity includes a new logo, 
new colors and new fonts to 
be used in university publica- 
tions and also a new Web site 
that vrill launch ; 



Southern's new logo has 
the same look and feel as the 
old logo. Southern's former 
logo was derived from a pub- 
he clip-art file, while the new 
"refreshed and re-energized 
logo" is customized so that it is 
particular to Southern and is 
being registered with the U.S. 
Patent and Trademark Office* 

The significance of this 
project is that everywhere in 
higher education, colleges and 
universities are marketing 
themselves more and more," 
sfdd Ruthie Gray, Southern's 
director of Marketing and Uni- 

Joker 

Continued from Pg. 1 



major. "I think if s reaUy no- 
ble to even think about such a 

A few seemed a bit confused 
about the event, though. 

"It's a little weird right now," 
said Dustin Boyd, a sophomore 
biology major looking on at the 
scene of a village massacre. 

Most students said that it 
was an important reminder of 
what's happening globally. - 

"It's trying to move you to ac- 
tion," sfud Devin Lyons, a se- 
nior religious studies major. 
, The final stop for the event 
was a refugee camp set up on 
the tennis courts. Attendees 
received this year's copy of the 
Joker upon exiting the camp. 
Booths sponsored by Y.E.S. 
(Adventist Youth Emergency 
Services) Corps, Blood Assur- 
ance, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 
Invisible Children, the Ameri- 
can Red Cross and ADRA were 
set up on the adjacent tennis 
court and students could sign 
up for more information on 
these organizations. 

Kabel said that he hopes 
people won't forget what 
they've seen. "I really hope it 
takes people to action." 



versity Relations. "So having a 
strong identity and brand is 
extremely important." 

Gray said looking and act- 
ing like one university has 
become essential. In the past, 
each department had its own 
logo and identity. In addition, 
Southern's old logo did not 
have a way to attach different 
department or school names 
and the new logo allows for 
such add-ons. 

Vinita Sauder, Vice Presi- 
dent for Marketing and En- 
rollment Services, said thatthe 
new Identity Guide is a visual 
identity system, which will al- 
low Southern to work with this 
new identity for a couple of de- 

Gor(ion Bietz, Southern Ad- 
ventist University president 
appointed the Visual Identity 
Advisory Group composed of 
Vinita Sauder, Chris Carey, 
Volker Henning, Marty Ham- 
ilton, Marc Grundy, Carl Swaf- 
ford and John Williams. 

Statue 

Continued from Pg. 1 

loiowledge. He feels the sculp-' 
ture is seen as an example of 
the work the university strives 
for on a daily basis. 

The granite for the sculp- 
ture was shipped to Southern 
by train from a quarry in Ver- 
mont. At the start of the proj- 
ect, the granite block stood 
20-feet tall and took ten hours 
to unload from the train. 
- Wayne-HazeU; former dean 
for the School of Visual Art 
and Design, is using a tool 
called a jet stick to perform the 
sculpting. After this is done 
the sculpture will he moved 
and Hazen will use a sander to 
clean the work and complete 
the final touches. 

Hazen's background in 
sculpting includes extensive 
work for religious and edu- 
cational institutions around 
the world. Due to his current 
responsibilities at Atlantic 
Union College, Hazen is only 
able to work on the "Passing 
the Mantle" statue in the sum- 



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Brooks said radio stations allow schools 
to connect with the conmnmity. 

"I hope the people at CUC have finally 
come to understand what an incred- 
ibly valuable piece of their personality 
is involved in their radio station," said 
Brooks. 

Adventist communicators agree that 
WGTS, which is valued at $20-25 mil- 
lion, may he the most valuable broad- 
cast asset in the Seventh-day Adventist 
Church. 

Stephen Ruf, associate professor in 
the School of Journalism and Commu- 
nication, said that CUC made the right 
decision by not giving up such a power- 
ful communication tool in an important 
market like Washington D.C. 

"It has a huge influence on world lead- 
ers," Ruf said. "For that station to go out 
of the church and become a secular sta- 
tion would be devastating." 



Hall 

Continued from Pg. 1 



Ball said these renovations will not 
only be a positive change for the public, 
but also develop a more aesthetic envi- 
ronment for students. 

Many students are excited about 
changes already made, however, some 
thought the renovations would finis h 



"I hke the 
pecting to come back from the summer 
with the whole building renovated," said 
Joe Valente, a business administration 

The renovations are anticipated to be 
complete within the next two to three 
years. However, most work will be com- 
pleted over the summer months to mini- 
mize schedule conflicts between classes, 
lessons and remodeling. 



Film 

Continued from Pg. 2 



go miles from Cuba to the U.S. on home- 
made rafts. The film followed the im- 
migration of several Cubans during the 
turbulent go's decade. 

The next three films will all be shown 
at 7 p.m. in Pierson-Miller Hall on 
Sept.27, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6. The second 
film in the series, "Mojados," will deal 
with inamigration by land. The third and 
fourth films will be debates that show 
both positive and negative viewpoints 
on the issue. The films will be followed 
by discussions and are opportimities for 
students to expand their knowledge and 
ideas through healthy debate. 

The piupose of these films is not en- 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 
tertainment, but to raise awareness. 
They are not HoUywood productions; 
th^ are docimientaries with real people 
in real situations. 

Carmen Jimenez, a professor in tiie 
modem languages department, said 
that the docmnentaries put a hmnan 
face on the issue. 

Jimenez also said it will be helpfid as 
students evaluate the upcoming elec- 

"This series is a way to educate stu- 
dents to make a better decision about 
the candidates." 

Dig 

Continued from Pg. 2 

His disciples visited was an incredible 
experience." 

Beginning at 5:30 a.m., the crew 
spent eight hours a day excavating the 
site. Many notable artifacts were uncov- 
ered during the six-week period. One 
major discovery was the uncovering of 
the remains of some Persian architec- 
ture dating back to the time of Esther. 
Other notable findings included an in- 
tact pilgrim's flask, a small Egyptian 
statue with hieroglyphics and a broken 
cimeiform tablet. 

"It went very well," said Michael Ha- 
sel, curator of the Lynn H. Wood Ar- 
chaeological Museimi and professor of 
near eastern studies. "The excavation 
was very beneficial. It provided hands- 
on training for students majoring in ar- 
chaeology." 

The crew stayed in a local Kibbutz vil- 
lage close to the dig site. They were able 
to interact with locals and experience 
Israeli people. "It's really cool to expe- 
rience their culture," Saxon said. "They 
are some of the nicest and most giving 
people I have ever met." 

Penrod 

Continued from Pg. 2 

tion, but also in knowing that their di- 
rector is completely devoted to what he 

"I want people to know that Campus 
Safety is going to be changing to more of 
a leadership role," Penrod said. "I want 
to be real with students about personal 
safety and let them know that Southern 



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Congress denounces i^ws in exchange for European 
Iraian President support on nonproliferation 



WASHINGTON (AP) - Con- 
gress signaled its disapproval 
of Iranian President Mah- 
moud Ahmadinejad with a 
vote Tuesday to tighten sanc- 
tions against his government 
and a call to designate his 
Revolutionary Guard a terror- 
ist group. 

The swift rebuke was a 
rare display of bipartisan co- 
operation in a Congress bit- 
terly divided on the Iraq war. 
It reflected lawmakers' long- 
standing ner\'0usness about 
Tehran's intentions in the re- 
gion, particularly toward Isra- 
el - a sentiment fueled by the 
pro-Israeli lobby whose influ- 
ence reaches across party lines 



"Iran faces a choice between 
a very big carrot and a very 
sharp stick," said Rep. Tom 
Lantos, chairman of the House 
Foreign Affairs Committee. "It 
is my hope that thej' will take 
the carrot. But today, we are 
putting the stick in placed" 

The House passed, by a 397- 
16 vote, a proposal by Lantos, 
D-Calif., aimed at blocking 
foreign investment in Iran, in 
particular its lucrati\'e energy 
sector. The bill would specifi- 
cally bar the president from 
wai\'ing U.S. sanctions. 

Current law imposes sanc- 
tions against any foreign com- 
pany that invests $20 million 
or more in Iran's energy in- 
dustr>', although the U.S. has 
waived or ignored sanction 



In the Senate, Joseph Lie- 
berman, 1-Conn., and Jon Kyi, 
R-Ariz., proposed a nonbind- 
ing resolution urging the State 
Department to label Iran's 
Islamic Revolutionar>' Guard 
Corps a terrorist organization. 

Kyi and Lieberman said the 
proposal does not authorize 
military force again Iran, but 
encourages the U.S. to cut off 
its financial support. The Bush 
administration had already 
been considering whether to 
blacklist a unit within the Re\'- 
olutionary Guard, subjecting 
part of the vast militar>' opera- 
tion to financial sanctions. 

The legislati\'e push came 
a day after Ahmadinejad de- 
fended Holocaust revisionists, 
questioned who carried out the 
Sept. 11 attacks and declared 
homosexuak didn't exist in 
Iran in a tense question-and- 
ans^ver session at Columbi- 
aUni\'ersity. 

The Iranian president was 
to speak Tuesday at the U.N. 
General Assembly. 

Lantos' bill was expected to 
draw criticism fi-om U.S. allies 
in Europe. During a visit to 
Washington last week, French 
Foreign Minister Bernard 
Kouchner told lawmakers 
that France opposes any U.S. 
legislation that would target 
European countries operating 
in Iran. He argued that such 
sanctions could undermine 
cooperation on dealing with 



Vongae ordered to pay National education as- 
Sprint Nextel $69.5 sessment shows math 
million scores up 



KANSAS CITY, Kan. CAP) _ 
Internet telephone company 
Vonage Holdings Corp. was 
ordered in federal court Tues- 
day to pay Sprint Nextel S69.5 
million in damages for infring- 
ing on six telecommunications 
patents owned by competitor 
Sprint Nextel Corp. 

Vonage shares plunged 66 
cents, or more than 33 per- 
cent, to close at Si-30. Trading 
was temporarily halted after 
news of the verdict broke. 

It was the second verdict 
against the Holmden, N-J.- 
based company this year. A 
jur>" in Alexandria, Va., deter- 
mined in March that Vonage 
had \ioiated three Verizon 
patents in building its Inter- 
net phone s\'stem. The jury 
awarded Verizon S58 million 
in damages plus 5.5 percent 
royalties on future re\'enues. 

Sprint sued Vonage in 2005, 
claiming the upstart company 
had infringed on seven Sprint 
patents for connecting Inter- 
net phone calls. 

Vonage denied the claims, 
arguing that Sprint's patents 
were flawed and shouldn't 
have been approved. 

Jurors in Kansas City 
brushed aside those claims, 
determining that Vonage vio- 
lated the patents and did it de- 
liberately, meaning U.S. Dis- 
trict Judge John Lungstrum 
could triple the damages if he 
agrees with the decision. 

In addition to the $69.5 mQ- 
lion damages, jurors awarded 
Sprint Nextel a 5 percent roy- 
alt>' from Vonage on future 



A jury of five women and 
three men reached the verdict 
after two days of deliberations 
and three weeks of testimony 
in Kansas City, Kan., federal 

A spokesman for Vonage 
declined comment. A Sprint 
attorney didn't immediately 
return a phone call Tuesday. 

Sprint is based in Reston, 
Va., \vith operational head- 
quarters in Overland Park, 
Kan. 



WASHINGTON (AP) - El- 
ementar\' and middle-school 
students are apparently get- 
ting better at crunching num- 
bers and boosting their aver- 
age national math test scores. 

National Assessment of Ed- 
ucational Progress scores show 
39 percent of fourth-graders 
proficient or better in math. 
While still a failing grade, it's 
better than two years ago, 
when just 36 percent could 
claim the same. Ha\'ing all 
kids hit the proficient mark 
by 2014 is the goal of the No 
Child Left Behind legislation. 

There \vere some ver>' low 
marks, with nearly a fifth of 
fourth-graders incapable of 
basic-level work, such as sub- 
tracting a three-digit number 
from a four-digit one. But it 
still marks an improvement in 
that part of the achie\'ement 
spectrum since 2005. , 

Progress was also seen in 
reading, though it was more 
modest than in math. 



Stocks end mixes after 
profit warnings 

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks 
ended.mixedTuesday as inves- 
tors grappled with concerns 
about consumer spending 
in some parts of the econo- 
my while technology stocks 
showed broad gains. 

Stocks pared losses ft'om 
early in the session to trade 
largely flat as investors tried 
to balance concerns about 
weakness in the economy with 
hopes that lackluster indica- 
tions about the health of the 
consumer and the housing 
market could bolster the case 
for lower interest rates. Mean- 
while, falling energy prices ap- 
peared to lend some support 
to stocks. 

Traders weighed a series of 
negative reports from compa- 
nies whose fortunes are tied 
to the health of the consumer. 
RetaUers Target Corp. and 
Lowe's Cos. trimmed their ex- 



pectations for the year because 
of slowing sales, while home- 
builder Lennar Corp. posted 
a fiscal third-quarter loss and 
sharply lower revenues. 

The latest economic reports 
offered fresh e^^dence that 

a hit amid the worst housing 
slump in more than a decade. 

In the reports, the Confer- 
ence Board said its Consumer 
Confidence Index for Sep- 
tember fell to its lowest level 
in almost two years and the 
National Association of Real- 
tors reported sales of existing 
homes fell for a sixth straight 
month in August to the lowest 
point in five years, 

'There are still some men- 
tal factors at play. The market 
has leaped substantially off 
the recent lows," said Ste^^en 
Goldman, chief market strate- 
gist for Weeden & Co. "We're 
consolidating ahead of a sea- 
sonally strong time, and there 
are still lingering concerns 
about the economy." 

According to preliminar>' 
calculations, the Dow Jones 
industrial average rose 19.59, 
or 0.14 percent, to 13,778.65. 

Broader stock indicators 
were mixed. The Standard 
& Poor's 500 slipped 0.52, 
or 0.03 percent, to 1,517.21, 
white the Nasdaq composite 
rose 15-50, or 0.58 percent, to 
2,583.45- 



Democrats work to 
limit diacetyl expo- 
sure 

WASHINGTON (AP) _ 
House Democrats on Wednes- 
day ordered federal safety 
regulators . to limit popcorn 
plant workers' exposure to a 
flavoring chemical linked to a 
lung ailment, saying fiarther 
delay could cost lives. The 
tack of an Occupational Safely 
and Health Administration 
standard on diacetyl "has en- 
dangered the health of fami- 
lies," said Rep. Betty Sutton, 
D-Ohio. "That is why we have 
to act today. Workers should 
never have to choose betiveen 
their health and feeding their 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



Opinion Editor 
anhpham@southern.eciu 



Good or bad, the Joker event had people thinking 



Anh Pham 



Love it or hate it, last Sat- 
urday night's Joker release— 
the annual gathering for the 
distribution of Southern's 
student directory— was the 
event's most profound in re- 
Gone were the pizza parties, 
games and skits of the event's 
past. Instead, there were rec- 
reations of the aftermath of 
ethnic slaughter, deprav- 
it\' and natural disaster: from 
dead villagers felled by guns 
or machete, a hospital teeming 
with \vounded, sick and dying, 
to carnage from Hurricane 
Katrina. 

The Joker Release Party was 
a misnomer, and not what stu- 
dents have been accustomed 
to over the years. 

The release was similar in 
st>'le to walk-through passion 
plays such as Southern's an- 
nual SonRise pagent. 

A few students cracked 
jokes and giggled while \'iew- 
ing the scenes of the reenacted 
trauma. But for the most part 
it appeared many students 
somberly moved from one 
dramatic scene to the next, 
taking in the devastation thej- 
only read or heard about in the 






eit\ 



group left 



One girl in my 
during the second 
hospital full of moaning, suf- 




o By Jons 
'day night in lies P.E. Center. 



faring, and d>ing patients— 
and walked out a nearby exit. 

Other students w"ere disap- 
pointed that they had waited 
in long lines for what they 
thought would be fiee food 
and fun, but got little more 
than a dramatic display of this 
\vorld at its worst. 

An argument may be'made 
that many people had little 
warning of what they were in 
store for, especially since prior 
releases were lighthearted. 

Daysbefore Saturday night's 
Joker release, cnijitic signs ap- 
peared on campus, each con- 
taining different factoids such 



as the number of children who 
die e\'er>' year of star\'ation, 
the amount of people with 
AIDS, or the number of armed 
conflicts being fought around 
the world. Each sign conclud- 
ed ^\ith the words: "Joker? See 
you Saturday night." 

The signs made no mention 
of a party-, but posters, t-shiits 
and calendar listings did. 

The student responsible for 
the Joker release, senior Eng- 
lish major Scott Kabel, is the 
student body elected social 
vice president who last year 
campaigned for the position 
unopposed. 



"My fe\v goals for the e\ent 
\vere to be more meaningful 
and purposeful," Scott said. 
"I think students are tired of 
being entertained- at least 
hopefully they are. I feel there 
are more valuable things that 
we can invest our time in." 

After his election, Scott said 
he increasingly realized that 
the Student Association (SA) 
he was elected to was becom- 
ing increasingly irrelevant to 
some students. 

"I think people don't believe 
in SA," he said, "that we pro- 
vide emp^^ entertainment- 
We decided to go out on a limb 



and take a risk, tPt' something 
new and intriguing." 

So early into the semester 
Scott sat down with his staff 
and brainstormed SA events 
wortli attending. 

After several ideas, they 
settled on what many students 
experienced Saturday night: 
An event they hoped would gel 
students involved in the world 
around them. 

"Service is something you 
enjoy," Scott said, "even when 
you start off not wanting to." 

At the event's conclusion, 
students were handed their 
student directory and led to 
where several humanitarian 
organizations, such as ADRA 
and Blood Assurance, had 
booths encouraging students 
to volunteer. 

Scott said he decided to 
eschew entertainment at the 
e\'ent because of its often- 
fleeting nature. 

"The sensation from enter- 
tainment comes and goes so 
fast that it is not memorable,* 
Scott said. "I want to get stu- 
dents to think and I've heard 
from students that they appre- 
ciate that." 

Not every student appreci- 
ated the event; some have no 
doubt forgotten it b>' now. 

As for me, it was the first SA 
event I didn't feel like leaung 
early. It got me wanting to do 
something meaningful and it's 
one event I'll remember for a 
while. " 



Letter to Editor: Joker Release Party reactions; some confused 



To everything there is a 
season ... a time to weep, and a 
time to laugh, a time to mourn 
and a time to dance" (Ecc. 

3:1-4). 

Whoever planned the recent 
Joker Release Party severely 
confused both the time and 
place, not to mention the defi- 



thing started with a tour, where 
students were herded through 
the gym to see \'arious scenes 
of tragedy, including war and 
death. And a depressing pre- 
recorded script played in the 
background, further stifling 
conversation. The main part 
of the gym was crowded \vith 
trash such as a telephone pole 
and other junk supposedly to 
look like Katrina. 



of the e\'ening was to create 
a cardboard house. We were 
given some tape and a few 
crunched up cafeteria boxes 
and told that we had to make 
a "house" presumably before 
we could get our Joker. The 
final station was in the tennis 
courts where we could sign up 
for various organizations to 
help these problems. 

When the half an hour event 



per bag with my Joker, a small 
bag of rice that looked like an 
illegal drug, a bandage and a 
glass of water. Unlike previ- 
ous years, there was no pizza, 
punch, or popcorn, and little 
socialization except maybe the 
mixed feeling that we had just 
wasted our night. 

The night was depressing 
and confusing. I'd like to ask 
whoever coordinated this party 



problems in the world with the 
release of our/acefooo/c? May- 
be the person who organized it 
was pulling the biggest joke on 
the students in SA histoiy? Af- 
ter all, there were all those de- 
pressing signs signed by the 
"Joker." I can guarantee the 
Joker in SA has officially killed 
his campaign for reelection. 

Folks, bring on the 
sponsored parties. Here 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 



ifestyles 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@soutliern.edu 



Slacklining offers a challenge 



LlNDSHV GaSPARD 

CofflRlBlflOJi ___, 



Robbie Burnham, a sopho- 



Many enjoy the challeng- 
ing possibilities slacklining 



major, got into offers. A quici< search on You- 



Luke Fisher hops up onto 
a thin line of rock climbing 
M'ebbing, strung bet^vee^ two 
Lrees. Arms oulstrelched, he 
balances himself and then 
starts walking the line. Soon, 
doing tricks like turn- 
ing mid-line, 
walking back- 
•ards, climb- 
ing up from 
under the line, 
standing up 
from a iajing 
position on the 
line and even 
juggling while 
balancing on 



Tiib.e mil" return hundreds 
in a rock climbing maga- of ^^deos of people showing 
and then meeting some off their moves. Tricklining 
tests the slackliner's skills at 
flipping, jumping and other 
m many skate- 
drawn to the 



slacklining recently, after s 



friends at Southern who we 



"It's fun, and it's eas\^ espe- stunts— 
cially if you don't have time go boarderi 



thousands of 

feet in the air. In the last few off-campus and go climbing 

years, slacklining has grown somewhere," he 

popularity among college ham often goes to the stu- 

students on campuses across dent park or the greenway to 

the country', including South- practice, either with friends or 

It's a good 'afternoon-in- One of the reasons slacklin- 
the-park' thing," says Fisher, ing is popular with college-age 
who graduated last May wth a kids is because it can be done 
B-S. in Interdisciplinary- Stud- 
ies. Like hacky sack, a group „. . ^ ^^J^^W, 

''f his friends wiH get together and only minimal equipment 

ilSif '^^'^"''° ^*'"" "'ills on the is needed-iust a couple of 



sport. Highlin- 
ing introduces 
a fear factor- 
sometimes it's 

Se\'eral of 
those YouTube 
videos of high- 
lining are of 
Edward Yates, 

chanical engi- 
neering major 
attheUniversi- 
t\-ofTennessee 
in Chattanoo- 
ga. Yates, who 
says slacklining 
has "changed 
his life," has 
only been do- 
ing it for the 
last two years 
or so but has 
already gone to 
extremes. 

This ,sum- 
mer, Yates 
travelled to 
Yosemite Na- 
tional Park in 
California to 
walk the "Ros- 
trum," where 
he highlined 
over 2,000 feet 
> of the biggest 
I- accomplishments of his life, 
he says. 

"It's helped me become 

more fit," Yates says. "It's a 

real workout. I look at things 

differently and have a great 

time." Yates lo\'es the total 

exposure of highlining thou- 

m'here there are two trees sands offeet in the air (just on 

other immovable objects, one inch of rope) and pushing 

himself higher and longer, he 

tantlychal- 




tifttbs 



4 



GIANT MAYFIELD COW OUT- 
SIDE THE GYM! HER NAME IS 
MAGGIE. 



HEY JOKER, YOU USED TO BE 
COOL. WHAT HAPPENED TO 
YOUR SPIRAL BINDING AND 
BRIGHT PICTURES? 



T 



4 



COOL MORNINGS AND PLEAS- 
ANT AFTERNOON BREEZES. AH, 
FALL! 






CAR AND BIKE PARKING! 



f 



4 



SLUSHES FROM KR'S - THEY 
NEVER GET OLD! 



COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF TRAF- 
FIC ON UNIVERSITY DRIVE. 
WATCH OUT BIKERS AND 
BOARDERS! 



T 



4 



CONVOCATION AND WORSHIP 
DUAL CREDIT. THANK YOU 
DRAVECKY! 



VM PRICES, CEREAL SHOULD 
NOT BE $7.00! 



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



religion 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@southern.edu 



Unspoken lessons learned from my dad 



My dad is the most amaz- 
ing man I know and it's not 
because he's bald, loves rock 
hunting and installs seismo- 
graphs. It's because he always 
seems to do the right thing. 
His character is made of steel; 
he is rock solid, unchangeable, 
and every now and then I get 
schooled by it. 

Two years ago, I was diag- 
nosed Viith a chronic disease 
that left my famil)" and me 
devastated. Along with other 
drama, I had to take frequent 
trips to the hospital for check- 
ups. Each trip vcas suspense- 
ful because my parents and I 
never knew if it would be good 
neivs or bad news. Dad ahvays 
came «ith me; he wouldn't 
have it any other \va>'. 

One particular hospital trip 
my dad and I were driving to 
01\Tnpia, Washington to see a 
specialist. In the area where I 
live it's \'er5' common for it to 
rain an entire month without a 



break in cloud cover. 

That day it was raining 
hard, and the windshield wip- 
ers couldn't keep up with the 
downpour. Dad and I sloshed 
into the parking lot, and 1 
noticed there were about 15 
handicap spaces that were 
empl\. After all, we were at a 
hospital. 

Glancing up at the rearview 
mirror, I noticed we still had 
a handicap permit from my 
mom's foot surger\' earlier 
that summer. And today was 
the last day to use it. 

This is fate," I thought 
to myself, "God wants us to 
use this permit to get a sweet 
parking space. We're going to 
stay dry!" The rain sounded 
like bullets on the car roof. 

I told Dad about my plan, 
and he smiled softly. Pull- 
ing up to the covered area, he 
dropped me off and I became 
lost in a conv^ersalion with an 
elderly couple. 

A couple of minutes passed, 
and 1 began looking around. 
Where was Dad? I scanned the 




empty handicap spaces, but 1 
couldn't find him anywhere. 

Peering through the rain 
and mistj' humiditj', I saw Dad 
ivalking from the very back 
of the parking lot, which was 
more like a giant puddle. Wa- 
ter streamed off his bald head. 
By the time he reached the 
covered area, his pants were 
soaked and his shirt clung to 



his sldn. 

I was dumbfounded. Park- 
ing in a handicap spot isn't the 
worst crime ever; it would have 
kept him dry, and we even had 
a permit, for crying out loud! 
But for my dad, that still didn't 
make it right. 

Sometimes 1 wonder if there 
was a struggle of choice for 
him. Did he feel like he had 



to do the right thing because 
I was there? Was he doing it 

because he felt like he needed 
to be a good example? Was 
he liying to make a statement 
about not cutting corners? 

Honestly, I don't think Dad 
even considered the alterna- 
ti\"e- He knew* vvhat was right, 
and the debate was over be- 
fore it got started. My dad's 
character is so surrendered to 
God's fine-tuning; he didn't 
(?\en have to think twice. Now 
ihat's something I admire. 

"For this ver\' reason, make 
e\'er>' effort to add to >'our 
faith goodness; and to good- 
ness knowledge; and to knowl- 
edge, self-control; and to self- 
control, perseverance; and to 
perseverance, godliness; and 
to godliness, brotherly kind- 
ness; and to brotherly kind- 
ness, love. For if you possess 
these qualities In increasing 
measure, they will keep you 
from being ineffective and un- 
productive in your knowledge 
of our Lord Jesus Christ" (2 
Peter 1:5-8). 



Advancing towards greatness^ success 



Matt Turk 



I consider myself a rugged 
indiWdual. I've climbed moun- 
tains, pushed myself so hard 
I threw up, slept on a gas sta- 
tion's lawn, gone crowd surf- 
ing, and even eaten a bowl of 
liver soup for politeness' sake. 
Even so, I wouldn't consider 
myself really good at anything 
in particular, Tra just another 
one of those individuals who 
admirra athletes vvith the de- 
termination and drive to ac- 
complish amazing feats. 

Take Dean (Amazes for ex- 
ample. He ran 135 miles across 
Death Valley in 120-degree 
heat, ran a marathon to the 
South Pole (this time it was 
-40 degrees), swam across the 
San Francisco Bay, and com- 
pleted a continuous 350 mile 
run. To top it off, he recently 
finished his goal of 50 mara- 



thons hi 50 I 
in 50 different states. If this 
wasn't enough, he ran 1,300 
miles from New York (his last 
marathon) to St. Louis where 
his endeavor began! 

His isn't the only story of ex- 
treme athleticism. Lance Arm- 
strong has a pretty killer story 
to tell. Ed Viesturs is another 
W0T\h mentioning, and Chris 
Sharma's accomplishments 
will blow your mind. These 
athletes prove to me that our 
bodies were, in fact, fearfully 
and wonderfully made, com- 
pletely capable of accomplish- 
ing things that we vvouldn't 
normally think possible. Of 
course this doesn't happen by. 
thinking about all of the things 
you would have to do to ac- 
complish this feat, but by actu- 
ally going out and doing them. 

Take me, for example. I 
have always wanted to run a 



marathon, but have lacked the 
motivation and determination 
to accomplish my goal. One 
of my friends tells me about 
a marathon coming up and 
I'll get really excited about it, 
and start to train. Things go 
well at first. I'm seeing some 
improvement, running farther 
and faster, but then it stops 
being as much ftm and other 
things seem to take prior- 
itj'. It doesn't take long to be 
back \vhere I started, thinking 
about what I ought to do, but 
not actually taking the neces- 
sary steps to do it. 

This trend has continued in 
my spiritual life as well. I know- 
that I've been created with the 
capacity for so much more 
than I am now, but sometimes 
it just isn't convenient to pur- 
sue spiritual greatness. It's the 
exact same thing that happens 
when I've started training for 



marathons. Things go well fora 
while, I feel good about myself 
and what's happening, then 
my training or time slowly dis- 
sipates until I'm looking back 
at the progress lost, wshing I 
was still advancing toward the 
goal. Can you relate? 

My point is this: "Let us lay 
aside e\'erj' weight, and the sin 
which so easily ensnares us, 
and let us run with endurance 
the race that is set before us, 
looking unto Jesus, the author 
and finisher of our faith" (Heb. 
ia:i). 

Let us as Christians get se- 
rious about our great commis- 
sion, not accepting a mediocre 
relationship with our Lord, 
but instead striving to reach 
our fiill potential by faithfully 
setting aside time with Him. 
Don't wait! Start today, con- 
tinue tomorrow, and for Heav- 
en's sake, don't e\'er stop! 



Campus Ministries 
this weekend 

Your guide to ministry 
opportunities on campus 

Friday, 28 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Luis Chan- 
aga 

9 p.m. - Adoration & HymnS- 



3 a.m. - SMC SS 

} a.m. - Something Else SS 



2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp is 
meeting in front of the flag 
pole. E-mail Ashley Compton 
at comptona@southem.edu 
for more information or to re- 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 



sports 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 

Richard Boyd San Miguel 

Sports Editor 

richardb@50uthern.edu 



Softball: Sept. 17-19 



Men's Softball 

Group: A 

Sept. 24 

Mud Hens | 21 

Mighty Professors | 4 

Great game played by Mud 
Hens. Matt Knecht hit a hom- 
er in the fourth inning. Bring- 
ing two runners home, Matt's 
Homerun gave the Mud Hens 
a three run increase. All in 
all this was an impressive vic- 
tory for the MudHens. On 
the others hand; scorings four 
runs against the competitors 
twenty-one; the faculty of The 
Mighty Professors had a rough 
night under the lights. 

Sept. 25 

Do Work 1 15 

The Wheeze Kids | 6 

Despite the difference in 
the score this was a competi- 
tive game. Both teams would 
lay on the heat when at bat, 
working the out field constant- 
ly. Both teams also dehver ex- 
perienced game play and high 
intensity performance while 
working the field. 

Fresco Remix | 

The Wheeze Kids | Forfeit 

Final: A forfeit by The 
Wheeze Kids due to wheezed 
out players. The Wheeze Kids 
have one more chance to get 
a win on their record. They 
play the MudHens Oct-4 at 
8:00pm on field 3. 

Group: B1 

Sept. 25 

God's Will I 7 
Roids I 7 

God's Will almost gave 
Roids their first loss but ended 
up finishmg with a tie. A word 
to God's Will, some things just 
weren't to be. 



Group: B2 

Sept. 24 

Dollar Zone | 
Fine Print| Forfeit 

A forfeit on Fine Print's be- 
half due to a lack of players. 
Dollar Zone continues with a 
record of 5-1 and Fine Print 
Goes into their sbrth game 
with a 0-5 record. 
Sept 18 



Women's Softball 

Group: A 

Sept. 24 

ChicThis|l9 

Kapow! I 3 

Kapow! had a solid first in- 
ning where they scored all of 
their runs. The girls of Kapow! 
continued to play their hearts 
out until the final inning but 
the perfect fielding and power- 
ful batting of Chic This SHUT- 
THEM-DOWN. 



Group: B 

Sept. 24 



Ultimatum Strakes again! 
Continuing on with a 5-1 re- 
cord. Heather Blackburn hit 
a two run homerun in the 
seconded bringing the score 
to 2-0, Ultimatum. Moments 
later Caitlyn Carney went up 
to bat and powered one into 
center field resulting in anoth- 
er two run a two-run homerun 
for Ultimatum. These girls 
really know how to work it. 
They bring a combination of 
competition, experience, and 
fun to the field every game. 
Check these girls out. They're 
some of Southern's finest soft- 
ball players and my new favor- 




Sophomore EmUy Young sprints to first base after hitting a line drive far her 
Tuesday to Dollar Zone. 



Intramural Standings 



Men's Softball 




Signup A 


2-a 


A Wins 


-Losses 


Mercy Rule 


2-2 


Rebels 


4-0 


Caramel Oreos 


2-3 


Shazam 


5-0 


Sochtenau 


1-2 


Do Work 


3-2 


Hustlers 


1-3 


MudHens 




Fine Print 


0-5 


Iceman 


2-2 






Team Fresco 


2-2 


Women's Softball 


Mighty Professors 


2-4 






The Wheeze Kids 


0-6 


A 


Wins - Losses 






Chic This 


4-1 


Bl Wins 


Losses 


Unity 


2-1 


ROIDS 


3-0 


Kapow! 


1-3 


TheYeti's 


3-1 


Huevo Splash 


1-3 


Stanley Steamers 


2-1 






Wingmen 


2-1 


B 


Wins - tosses 


Crazy-Aces 


4-2 


Ultimatum 


5-1 


God's Will 


1-3 


Team BE 


3-1 


ToolBox 




Hodge Podge 


3-1 


Violent Seahorses 


0-4 


Team Extreme 
Sparklers 


3-2 


Bz Wins 


Losses 


Fusion 


1-3 


The Black Sox 


5-0 


Team Pink 


1-3 


Dollar Zone 


5-1 


Team 10 


0-4 



match-ups of the week 

Denver at Indianopolis | 4:15 p.m. | CBS 
Seattle at San Francisco | 4:05 p.m. | NBC 



- I , ^ week 4 

Sunday s Games 

1 p.m. 

Green Bay at Minnesota 
Oakland at Miami 
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo 
Houston at Atlanta 
Chicago at Detroit 
Baltimore at Cleveland 
St. Louis at Dallas 

4:05 p.m. 

Tampa Bay at Carolina 
Seattle at San Francisco 

4:15 p.m. 

Kansas City at San Diego 
Pittsburgh at Arizona 
Denver at Indianapolis 

8:15 p.m. 

Philadelphia at Giants 



Monday's Game 

8:30 p.m. 

New England at Cincin- 



JO THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 



chatter 



Academic 
announcements 

Undergraduate Seniors: 

Senior Class Organization is 
Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Brock Hall 
#333- Come and elect your of- 

Student 

Association 

announcements 

Senior Portraits: The last 
chance to get yearbook por- 
traits for seniors graduating in 
December, May, and August 
will be in the Student Center 
on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 10 

Jokers; 

If you did 
not already 

Joker, you 
may pick it up 
at the Cam- 
pus ID Card 
Desk. Please 
bring your 
Southern ID card in order to 
receive your Joker; Jokers 
will not be given out without a 
Southern ID card. 




Upcoming events calendar 



Friday, September 28 

Payday 

7:30 p.m. -Sunset 

7:30 p.m. - Ministerial Can- 
didate Recognition, Thatcher 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 



Saturday, September 29 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church 
Services, Collegedale Church, 
John Nixon 

9:30 & 11 a.m. - Ministe- 
rial Candidate Recognition, 
Thatcher 

9:45 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.ni. - Something Else 
Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South White Oak Room 

10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 

10:15 a.m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 

10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 
CA, LeClare Litchfield 

11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
Lynn Wood 

3 p.m. - Sabbath Minis- 
tries: Visitation, Wright Hall 
Steps 

3:30 p.m. - Adventist Theo- 



logical Society, Lynn Wood 
Chapel, Bill Knott 

5-5:45 p.m. - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

7:30 p.m. - Evensong, 
Church, Organist: James Bo- 
wen, Reader: Ruben Corarru- 

9 p.m. - Latin American 
Club Night, lies P.E. Center 

Sunday, September 30 

10 a.m. - "Pilates Peace" 
Thatcher Hall (Females only) 

11 a.m.-4 p.m. - BCU Car 
Wash, Ooltewah Wal-Mart 

2-5 p.m. - Employee Apple 
Festival, Bietz Bam-N-Yard 

Monday, October 1 

Begin ordering Decem- 
ber graduation regalia & an- 
nouncements online, www. 
shop.jostens-com 

LSAT Exams, Lynn Wood 

3:30 p.m. - Undergraduate 
CouncU 

7 p.m. - Employer Panel, 
Brock #333 (Convocation 
Credit) . . 

Tuesday, October 2 



ence Oliver Anderson Nursing 
Seminar, Hamilton Commu- 
nity Church 

6 p.m. - Tornado Siren 
Test 

7&10 p.m. - Residence Hall 
Joint Worship, Thatcher 

Wednesday, October 3 

10 a.m,-2 p.m. - Senior 
Portraits, Student Center 

12 p.m. - "Right from the 
Start" Seminar, Lynn Wood 
(3rd floor) 

7 p.m. - SA Senate, White 
Oak Room 

Thursday, October 4 

11 a.m. - Convocation, lies 
P.E. Center, Kenny Cames 

2-5 p.m. - Meetthe Firms, 
Church Fellowship Hall 

3:30 p.m. - Deans/Chairs 
Advisory 

5:30 p.m. - "Right from the 
Start" Seminar, Lynn Wood 
(3rd floor) 

5:45 p.m. - Club/Dept. 
President's Orientation, Presi- 
.dential Banquet Room 

7:30 p.m. - Drama: Kenny 
Cames, Ackerman A,uditorium 
(Convocation Credit) 



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History Club Trip: The 

History-Club will be visiting 
the "Cradle of Christianity," a 
traveling exhibition from the 
Israel Museum in Jerusalem. 
Highlights include parts of the 
Dead Sea Scrolls; the burial 
ossuary of Caiphas, the high 
priest who delivered Jesus to 
Pilate; and a fufl-scale recon- 
struction of a Byzantine-era 
church. These rare and valu- 
able artifacts are in the U.S. 
for the first time and wiU 
only be displayed in three lo- 
cations. The trip will be on 
Sunday, Sept. 30 and will be 
leaving from Wright Hall at 9 
a.m. The cost includes trans- 



portation and admission, but 

BCU Car Wash: The Black 
Christian Union will be having 
a car wash on Sunday, Sept. 30 
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 
parking lot of the Wal-Mart 
in Ooltewah. Please come and 
support BCU! 

Sunbelt Cohutta Springs 
Triathlon: The 24th Annual 
Sunbelt Cohutta springs Tri- 
athlon will take place on Oct. 7 
at Cohutta Springs Conference 
Center. For further' details 
visit the website: pe.southem. 
edu/triathlon. Applications 
are available online or you can 
register at active.com. Rates 



for students are $45 for in- 
dividuals and $70 for relay 
teams until Oct. 1. For regis- 
tration information contact, 
Kari Shultz, Director of Stu- 
dent life & Activities and for 
general race information con- 
tact Phil Garver or Bob Benge 
in lies P.E. Center. There is a 
race day registration but the 
price is higher. 

Employer Panel: Get 
ready to meet potential em- 
ployers by attending the Em- 
ployer Panel on Monday, Oct. 
1 at 7 p.m. in Brock Hall #333. 
Companies such as Enterprise 
Rent-A-Car, Northwestern 
Mutual Finance, Life Care 



Centers of America, and oth- 
ers will be there to help stu- 
dents be prepared to network 
at Meet the Firms. Also, they 
will discuss the do's & don'ts 
of interview questions. AU ma- 
jors are welcome and Convo- 
cation Credit will be given. 

Attention ' Handbell 
Players: The Southera Wind 
Symphony is. looking for 8 
handbell players to assist wth 
a piece for performance on 
Sunday evening, Oct. 14. The 
parts are easy, rehearsal time 
will be minimal. Interested? 
Contact Ken Parsons ASAP at 
extension 2886 or kparsons® 
soutbem.edu. 



Birthdays 

September 28 
Juanita Garcia, Maijorie 
EHenwood, Tana Vander- 
waal, Jane Vu, Thomas 
Beihl, Lori Coffman, 
Luis Hou, Rachel Lovelace 



September 29 
Tina Fox, Marty Sutton, 
Philip MUls, Stacey Kula- 
kov, Sandra Kemboi, Kris- 
tine Follett, Sarah Crowder, 
Alexandra Cueto 

September 30 
Kimberly Siebel, 
Peter Leyzac, Sarah Kim, 
Morganne Haughton, Chris 
Mateo, Odelkys Alvarez, 
Bradd Kordenbrock, 
Monica Nunez, Mike Shel- 



OcrOBERl 

Sylvia Chunn, Darin Hev- 
ener, William Hughes, 
Sandi Brown, MitcheU 
Deacon, Keolani Dingilius 

Octobers 

Merrie Ktildebrand, Carl 
Person, Kevin Johnson, 
Leo de Souza, Michelle 
Figueroa, Natalie Montaldi, 
Miriam Mora, Sergeline 
Fortune, Ashley Clem 

Octobers 
Kari Wright, Gene 
Stewart, Jonathan Bussey, 
Raisel Valcarcel, Kevin 
Leonor, Christy Kurtz, 
Bethany Juliano, Kristine 
Barker, Curtis Prevo, 
Autumn Redmond 

October 4 

Anton Schuberthan, Eliezer 
Rodriguez, Tirfany Foley, 
Michelle Hume, Daniel 
Harper, Josh Lombard, 
Justin Lombard, Lorraine 
Park, Gabri'ele Bourgeois, 
Bethany Norton,' Julie 
Burroughs, Jordan Netzel 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 



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Appliances Vehicles 



Canon 20D body for sale 
i S500. Good condition. 

Call Duane Gibson for more 
I info. 
I [423)620-9032 

Two Southern students 
looking for i fiddle player 
and 1 guitar player for 
countiy/bluegrass/old time 
gospel warship. Contact 
Mike at 396-9948 or heav- 
en^vard777@yahoo.com 

Any seniors planning to 
apply to medical or dental 
I school for Fall 2007 need 
i to have a committee recom- 
' mendation from Southern. 
Please give your name and 
address to Sharon Ekkens 
at 236-2803 or sekkens@ 
southem.edu, and she ^vill 
send you the forms to com- 
plete for the committee. 



FOR SALE 

1989 NISSAN MAXIMA 
Runs good. Just spent 
Siooo fixing it up. Clean. 
Great A/C. New wheel 
cylinders. New brakes all 
around. New brake drums. 
New fuel injector; new fiiel 
injector lines. New right reai 
electric window regulator. 
Nearly new battery and 



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Jokes 



Editorial 



Did you ever wonder: 

Can you en' under \vater? 

How important does a person 
have to be before they are con- 
sidered assassinated instead 
of just murdered? 

If money doesn't grow on 
trees then why do banks ha\'e 
branches? 

Why do you ha\'e to "put your 
tu'o cents in".. .but it's only a 
"penny for your thoughts"? 
Where's that extra penny go- 
Once you're in heaven, do you 
get stuck wearing the clothes 
you were buried in for eter- 



Why do doctors leave the room 
while you change? The/re go- 
ing to see you naked anyway. 

How is it that we put man on 
the moon before we figured 
out it would be a good idea to 
put ^vheels on luggage? 

Why is it that people say they 
"slept like a baby" when babies 
wake up like every two hours? 
Source: deanjoke.com 



Last week three Southern 
students (Laura Marshall, 
Ali Gerard, and Chris Ma- 
teo) and myself attended Ba- 
rack Obama's Countdown to 
Change rally in Atlanta. As 
%ve stood in the midst of this 
large, cheering crowd in the 
Georgia World Congress Cen- 
ter I realized that the ne^vest 
adult population of the United 
States has a very big decision 
to make as they vote in their 
first presidential election. 

Will you embrace change? 
I am not necessarily talking 
about the change proposed by 
a single candidate or party, but 
the shifts toward equalit>' that 
have brought us to the point of 
important firsts. 

Finally, individuals of di- 
verse ethnicity have a serious 
chance to be the leader of the 
free world. Finally, a woman 
may be elected as president of 
the united states. 

For me, this means that the 
leader of my country may ac- 
tually understand me and my 
unique American experience 
a bit more than the leaders 
that came before. Frankly, 
(and I am ashamed to admit 
this) I did not bother to vote 
in the last presidential elec- 
tion. It was a busy day at work 



choices. I could either vote for 
the rich, older, ivhite guy who 
went to Hansard, or the rich, 
older white guy who went to 
Yale. Silver spoons positioned 
in each of their mouths. Of 
course, even with this tradi- 
tional lack of diversity, it really 
does matter. Again, shame on 
me for not voting. 

But now, we (hopefully) \rtll 
continue to have a diversity of 
choices from a larger cross- 
section of American societ>' 
running for public ofRce. I 
hope that no matter the back- 
ground, gender, or ethnicity of 
the candidates the right person 
will emerge and win. But, our 
greatest challenge (whether 
you are a >T>ung or old voter) 
will be to look past our stereo- 
types and prejudices and with 
a love of equality in our hearts 
and a dedicarion to objectivit>', 
and choose the right American 
to lead. 



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School of Journalism & Com- 
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VOLUME 63, ISSUE 5 



HPV vaccine now offered at health center 



iTie University Health Cen- 
ter is no\v offering the HPV 
(Human PapilIovinis)vaccine, 
called Gardasil, to Southern's 



female students. Plott, nurse practitioner at the ters, Plott said. A student at 

"I think everyone should university health center. the organizatioDal showcase 

get it who's not sexually ac- The health center consid- also asked the health center 

tive. Prevention of cervical ered oflfering the vaccine after staff about the vaccine. 

cancer is much better than being approached by faculty 

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COMMUNITY 



City raising 
money for sign 



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Collegedale is raising funds 
to build a new city sign fea- 
turing an electronic message 

Retired Southern math 
professor and recently elect- 
ed cit>' commissioner, Larry 
Hanson, is raising an esti- 
mated $38,000 for the new 
sign. After much discussion, 
cit\' officials feel it is necessarj' 
for a 20-foot-tall, 6-foot-wide, 
double-sided sign with an 
electronic message board to 
notify residents of community' 

"It will serve as a catalyst 
for enhancing the lives of the 
residents by encouraging and 
promoting a variety of rec- 
reational activities including 
clubs, classes, lectures, music, 
sports and various programs," 
said Hanson. 

The sign will be multi-col- 
ored and animated which will 
bring attention to important 
messages conveniently acces- 
sible to all those who pass by 
on a daily basis. 

Due to the significant 
amount of money spent on 
Veterans Memorial Park and 
the Little Debbie Parkway 

SEE SIGN, PAGE 4 




d tlie land of homeless people who huiit a ct 



Students witness homeless eviction 



Dozens of local homeless 
people were displaced Tuesday 
from their "Tent City," a com- 
munity composed of camping 
tents and mattresses in down- 
town Chattanooga. 

Early Tuesday morning, 
four Southern students went 
downtown to see if they could 
help the situation. Signs were 
posted 10 days before, giving 
the residents until Monday 
night to evacuate the area. A 
homeless woman who was 
found still sleeping in Tent 
City, was led out by police as 
bulldozers plowed over her 



JeffTatarchuk, ajunior the- 
ology major, has been involved 
with the homeless since last 
year, making regular trips and 
creating friendships with the 
residents of Tent City. 

"I was blown away," said 
Taturcbuk. "My heart was torn 
while everything happened. I 
felt like I had a mission to help 
them, and that mission went 
unaccomplished." 

Tent City, located on ii"^ 
street and Baldwin, has been 
in existence for three years. 
Southern's Street Ministries 
has done some work in the 
area, mainly doivn the street 



at Patton Towers. 

"One thing that impressed 
me was the camaraderie 
among the people," said Cait- 
lin Mebarry, a senior nursing 
major, who has visited Tent 
City this year. 

A representative from rail- 
road company Norfolk South- 
em said the Tent Cit>' residents 
had endangered themselves 
and the trains by running 
across the tracks and causing 
disturbances to the trains. 

The 39 residents were giv- 
en until last Monday night to 
move out of Tent City. Seeing 



LAC celebrates 
Latin heritage 



On Saturday night the lies 
P.E. Center was transformed 
into a gala e\'ent of culture and 
music. Latin American Club 
(LAC) celebrated its ten year 
anniversary' last weekend, de- 
spite having a short amount of 
time to prepare for the event. 

The emphasis of the night 
was placed on celebrating the 
rich culture and history of 
Latin America and educating 
others about the diversity of 
the Latin countries, while be- 
ing united. 

"Our aim is to come togeth- 
er as a united group to teach 
the campus about our culture 
and history," said Byron Ri- 
vera, president of LAC. "Our 
theme this year is 'come learn 
with us' so educating the stu- 
dent body of the di\'ersit>' of 
the countries that make Latin 
America is important." 

The night showcased Latin 
American literature, music 
and dance. 

Most students seemed to 
enjoy the evening. 

"The night was pretty good," 
said Christopher Bispham, a 
freshman business major. "It 
was intriguing— learning, lis- 
tening, and jamming to the 
things that make the Latin 
American countries so differ- 

Tlie Latin American Club 
was faced with a challenge 
when they were giren only 
a month to prepare for the 

"II was hard because we 
couldn't get in touch with peo- 



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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 



Professor completes book 



Dr. Ben McArthur, chair of 
the history department, re- 
cently had a book published 
following 15 years of research. 

The book, The Man Who 
Was Rip Van Winkle, Joseph 
Jefferson and Nineteenth 
Century American Theater," 
examines the life and times of 
19th-century actor Joseph Jef- 
ferson w-ho was well known for 
dominating the stage as Rip 
Van Winkle. 

Years ago while working 
for American National Biog- 
raphies as Performing Arts 
associate editor, McArthur 
began working on what would 
become the biggest project of 
his life. 

"I discovered no one had 
written about him [Joseph 
Jefferson]. He was the most 
famous performer in the 19th 
century, most famous for Rip 
Van Winkle," McArthur said. 

But McArthur says it is not 
just a biography. For 15 years 
he labored on what he calls 'a 
labor of love" as an attempt to 
preserve history. 

"rm trying to preserve the 
memoty of a famous life, do 
him a litde bit of service... 
and I use his career to tell the 
story of 19th century theater," 
McArthur said. 

Despite heavy teadiing 
loads, McArthur says that 
working on the book u'as no 
burden. He was willing to hire 
a researcher from Australia, 



and travel to California, Lon- 
don and New York in order to 
compile valuable information. 

"1 got to visit some of the 
greatest libraries of the world, 
and 1 was pretty confident it 
would get published. You have 
to be confident in yourself, I 
believed in the book," McAr- 
thur said. 

The book is McArthur's sec- 
ond publication and has been 
available on Amazon.com" 
since last week for $45. 

"If it had been my way, it 
would be $29.95," McArthur 
said, "but peer-reviewed books 
are usually more costly." 

TTie next project on McAr- 
thur's list is a biography on 
A.G. Daniells, the longest 
serving General Conference 
president of the Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. He hopes 
it wiU take him less than 15 

McArthur's long-term proj- 
ect has made both faculty and 
students express their ad- 
miration. History colleague 
Dr. Mark Peach said he was 
inspired by McArthur's ac- 
complishments. Physical edu- 
cation junior Andrew Buscbe 
said it makes him confident in 
Southern's faculty'. 

"It makes me feel more con- 
fident in his teaching ability, it 
makes me respect him more," 
said Busche. 

"Even though it took him 
that long, it shows his dedica- 
tion and perseverance on that 
topic, " said Starria Gibson, a 
sophomore nursing major. 



Sex billboard 
confuses some 



A billboard with two words, 
"Sexual Revolution" has 
popped up in the Ooltewah 
area and has some people 
wondering what it means. 

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ing major. "A sexual revolu- 
tion doesn't really seem to fit 
in Ooltewah 's scene." 

Sexual Revolution is a 
campaign sponsored by City 
Chiuch of Chattanooga. It is 
a fi\'e-part series on the bibli- 
cal meaning of sexually. The 
sermons which began on Sept. 
9 will conclude on OcL 7 with 
a sermon titled, "Messed-Up." 
This final sermon will examine 
how anyone who has messed- 
up in the past can easily seek 
God's for^veness. 

The campaign is featured 
on 10 billboards across the 
Chattanooga area. Tbese bill- 
boards, which also provide a 
Web site address, are the only 
means of advertising for the 
Sexual Revolution campaign, 
said City Church Senior Pastor 
Mike Chapman. 

"We are trying not to be neg- 
ative and scare people away," 
Chapman said, referring to 
the fact that the billboard does 
not give any dues that this is 
sponsored by a churdi. "We 
even put up a bitlboard right 
next to Hooters in hopes that 
it would spark the interest of 
the visitors." 

Ciiapman said the Web site 
has an average of 300 hits per 
week and the church recer^'es 
two to three e-mails a day from 
people in the community. 

The Sexual Revolution cam- 
paign is targeting Christian be- 
lievers as well as non-believers 
which Chapman calls "seek- 
ers." Chapman is also hoping 
to attract the younger genera- 
tion and college-age students. 

Chapman said the sermons 
will be open, honest com- 
munications on an issue that 
many people think about but 
seldom discuss. The Web site 
also includes all of the sermon 
notes as well as full audio clips 
of each sermon. 

"God is the creator of sexu- 
ality, not Hugh Hefner," Chap- 



New intramurals director 
brings new energy, vision 



New professor and intra- 
murals director Mike Boyd has 
big plans for the future and is 
eager to add canoe racing, rock 
climbing and Adventure Rac- 
ing to Southern's program. 

Although Boyd is excited 
about starting new programs, 
he is still settling in. 

"Presently I am trying to 
get to know everyone before 
I implement any changes," 
Boyd said. "I am also trying to 
find where I fit into the whole 
Southern atmosphere and then 
from there expand on things I 
can bring to the table." 

Coming from an acaden^ 
sports program, Boyd stated 
that his biggest challenge 
will be adjusting to the larger 
size of the university student 

*^r. Boyd is getting it to- 
gether and everything is run- 
ning smoothly," said Darin 
Bissel, office manager at lies 
PE Center. 

Boyd said intramural ac- 
tivities are an integral part of 
student life on a university 
campus because they give ev- 
eryone the opportunity to get 
invoh'ed and be active. Even 
though one may not be athleti- 
cally inclined, Boyd said intra- 
murals give the opportunity 
and create the environment 
for students to interact on a 




Mike Boyd 



social level. 

"Its fim to get out there and 
play with your friends even if 
your team loses every game," 
said Linski Cherisol, a junior 
mass communications major 
and a participant in softbfdl 
intramurals. 

Adventure Racing, which 
Boyd hopes to start at South- 
em, can include mountain 
biking or hiking through dense 
forests. Adventure racera may 
find themselves ripping down 
rapids in a canoe and then rap- 
pelling off a 100-foot rock. The 
races can last anywhere from 
a few hours to several days 
and can cover 10-100 miles or 
more. According to the United 
States Adventure Racing As- 
sociation, Adventure Racing 
is one of the few sports where 
just completing a race is con- 
sidered a victory, and where 
teamwork is valued above in- 
dividual achiev'ement. 



Prayer room emphasizes worship 



A special prayer room will 
be available to Southern stu- 
dents for 120 hours of prayer 
throughout this coming week. 

Campus Ministries will 
open the prayer room on Fri- 
day night following vespers 
and allow students to walk 
through 14 stations designed 
to strengthen their personal 
relationship with God. Stu- 
dents can take part in artistic 
and hands-on prayer activi- 
ties, such as creating prayers 
out of clay. 

"It is experiential, it is ar- 
tistic, it takes us out of our 
'kneel dovra in front of a chair 
and say dear Jesus and Amen' 



prayers," said University 
Chaplain Brennon Kirstein. 

Tlie unusual methods of 
worship featured in the prayer 
room originated with Nicola 
Carleton, a full-time lay mis- 
sionary who has a special 
burden for prayer ministry 
and connecting people to 
God through non-traditional 

"The room wiU be com- 
pletely transformed into an 
interactive and sacred space 
where you can commune with 
God— turn off the world and 
start praying in ways that 
you've never prayed before us- 
ing symbols," said Carieton. 

Heartfelt experiential wor- 

SEE PRAYER, PAGE 4 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 



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Joker frustrates students 



Southern students are frus- 
trated by the new online Joker 
s>'5tem. 

Over the summer Informa- 
tion S>'stems worked hard to 
update the Access Web site, 
and in many \vays these up- 
grades have made it a simpler 
and easier website to navi- 
gate. 

Unfortunately, the chang- 
es made to the online Joker 
have not been acclaimed by 
students. Students have been 
plagued with so many prob- 
lems while trying to use the 
online Joker that some have 
described it as almost unus- 

"It keeps saying I don't 
have access, who does have 
access?" said Donnie Keele, a 



Others are frustrated that 
they can no longer search by 
academy or major and some 
students seem to even disap- 
pear from one search to the 



idea, but they need to fix it," 
said Carl Patterson, an associ- 
ate dean of men. 

The old online Joker was 
not replaced without reason. 

Henrj' Hicks, Joker sponsor 
and head of Information Sys- 
tems, said that o\'er the sum- 
mer the Joker had to be taken 
offline because it was simply 
having too many problems. 
Right now, all that is online is 
a very temporary version that 
was quickly put together for 
this semester. 

A new online Joker is al- 
ready in testing and showing 
many improvements over the 
original. Students will soon be 
able to search for students and 
facultj' by department, major, 
academy, name and almost 
any term listed on their Joker 

The old methods of search- 
ing through drop-doi™ menus 
have been eliminated. Stu- 
dents will also be able to fix a 
mistake or update something 
on their profile by simply fill- 
ing out a quick fbrrii and sub- 
mitting it online. 



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(From left to right) Stephanie Miranda, carrying the Mexican Jlag, r 
Vaieria Cruz, carrying the Spanish /log, during the Latin A "'""' — 
flag march Saturday, Oct. 9 in lies P.E. Center. 



LAC 

Continued from Pg. i 



pie over summer break. 

Jermy Seymour, LAC social 
vice president, saw the early 
date as both a curse and a 
blessing. 

"Coming into the school 
year and then planning such 
a big ev'ent is stressful but it 
means that we have the rest of 
the year free for other activi- 



ties," said Seymour. 

Zaire Cox, a junior major- 
ing in non-profit organiza- 
tions, enjoyed the fiesta, 

"I don't know, but this 
year had a different feel to it," 
Cox said. I think the thing I 
liked most was having all the 
_ Latin American countries in 
their Uttle groups... The, mu- 
sic and dancing was hot and 
Latin American literature is so 



New dean committed to improving teachers 




Elaine Plemons, Southern's 
new dean of academic technol- 
pgj' and faculty de\'elopment, 
IS working vvith teachers to 
implement technology in their 



"We're trying to make 
Southern's teachers better 
teachers," Plemons said. 

Plemons began working at 
Southern in August. She came 



from Florida Hospital College, 
where she worked as chief op- 
erating officer of Echlon, an 
online continuing education 
service, for seven years. Plem- 
ons is replacing Dan Lim who 
left Southern over the summer 
to work at Florida Hospital 
College. 

Although Plemons was not 
actively looking for a new job, 
Steve Pawluk, former vice 
president of academic ad- 
ministration, approached her 
about the position. 

"We chose her because she 
has a tremendous interest in, 
passion for and knowledge of 
technologies used to enhance 
learning," said Volker Hen- 
ning, associate vice president 
of Academic Administration 
who was involved with the 
search for Lim's replacement. 

Dale Waltei-s, the chair of 
technologj' sales and service, 
was the first of Southern's. fac- 
ulty to receive instruction from 



Plemons since her arrival on 
campus. Plemons helped Wal- 
ters learn to be more proficient 
in working with PowerPoint. 

"I knew the basics," Walters 
said, "but now I know a lot 

In addition, the department 
offere teachers the abih^- to 
teach courses online. Two of 
Southern's teachers are taking 
advantage of this opportunity. 
Carmen Jimenez and Derek 
Monns are offering Elemen- 
tary Spanish and Life and 
Teachings of Jesus, respective- 
ly. These teachers have online 
meetings with their elates 
where they instruct through 
the computer. 

Mayri Cruz, a sophomore 
nursing major, is taking Life 
and Teachings of Jesus online. 
She is taking other courses on 
campus but said, "I thought it 
would be an interesting expe- 
rience to take a class like this 
onhne." 



Witness 

Continued from Pg. i 



HPV 

Continued from Pg. i 



thedesperation, local churches 
.arranged temporary housing 
for most, giving women and 
elderly first priority'. Students 
from UTC Campus Ministries 
also assisted with the move, 
using trucks to help people 
move their few belongings. 

Junior theology major, 
Justin Jones, witnessed the 



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ealt 



the people come together in 
support of the homeless, but 
it was really sad to see people 
there who weren't' sure v\"here 
they were going." 

Chattanooga Mayor's office 
spokesman, Richard Beeland, 
said 39 homeless people had 
applied to the citj- for tempo- 
rary housing, while 21 were 
approved for shelter. The re- 
maining 17 were denied on 
various grounds. 

Campus Ministries plan on 
remaining advocates of the 
homeless as needs arise. 



The HPV vaccine, given as 
a series of three, is for girls 
from ages 11 to a6. It protects 
against four tv^es of HPV. Two 
of the tj-pes cause 70 percent of 
cervical cancers and the other 
two cause about 90 percent of 
genital warts, according to the 
Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention. 

When given to girls who are 
not sexually active, the vaccine 
is almost 100 percent effective 
in preventing disease caused 
by the four varieties of the vi- 

Despite the vaccine's effec- 

tinue screenings for cervical 

Women still need regular 
pap smears, because other 
types of HPV not covered by 
the vaccine could cause cancer 
ofthe cervix, Plott said. 

It seems that few students 

offered at Southern. So far 
only six students have had the 
first shot, and another student 
had the sfecond vaccine'. ''^''■ 

Danielle Kennedy, a fresh- 
man ps\^cholog>' major, has 
been planning to have the first 
shot from her doctor in Flori- 
da. After finding out the health 
center offers the vaccine, she 
says she might finish the shots 
here because it's more couve- 

But Jennifer Paradis, a se- 
nior accounting major, is not 
sure about Gardasil. Paradis 
said she doesn't know very 
much about the vaccine 

"ill have to ask my mom 
about it," Paradis said. "My 
risk factors are very low [for 
acquiring HPV] an.vvvay, so 
I'm not too worried." 

The HPV vaccine costs S168 
per shot for a total of S504 . Al- 
though the price is prohibitive 
to many, Plott says the shots ' 
are worth it. 

"Five hundred dollars is a 
drop in the bucket compared 
to the treatment cost of cervi- 
cal cancer. Prevention is much 
better," Plott said. 

The cost of the immum'za- 
dons will go on a student's 
school bill as Southern's health 
does not cover ini- 
Students with 
other plans should check their 
respecti\'e health coverage. _ 



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Prayer 

Continued from Pg. 2 

ship is not a new concept for 
Carleton, who came to the U.S. 
from Australia over t^vo years 
ago to organize and create 
prayer rooms. She travels to 
academies, colleges and hospi- 
tals to set up rooms and share 
her vision of a nev^- movement 
of passionate praj-ing people 



in the church. Carleton said 
she wants students to stop 
being simply entertained in 
church and mstead to take an 
active part in seeking to know 
God and listening to him. 

"We need to start listening 
to God's voice because without 
that we don't ha^'e any com- 
munication because commu- 
nication is 50/50," Carleton 
said. "And if we don't listen to 



NEWS 

God, we're not in a relation- 
ship with him." 

The prayer room will be 
open everj' day during the In- 
Tents meetings this coming 
week. Students will be able 
to come to the room anytime 
on Friday from 9:30 p.m. un- 
til midnight and from 7:30 
a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 
through Thursday. 

"It brings a personal ele- 
ment to \\orship that raaybe 
we're not able to find in cor- 
porate worship," said Rick 
Anderson, media director for 
Campus Ministries. "And I 
know for a lot of students it's 
hard to find time for devotions 
every day." 

Sign 

Continued from Pg. 1 

ball fields this year ihe sign 
could not fit into the regular 
city budget- Commissioner 
Hanson and his wife Eleanor, 
who made the first donation of 
§1,000, started raising money 
and have already collected 
$21,000. They are confident 
that when the new sign is com- 
pleted it will boost the citj' im- 
age and benefit the citizens of 



"I think its great because 
Southern students «111 finally 
know what is happening in the 
community," said Rick Ander- 
son, a senior religion major. 

In addition to the CoUeg- 
edale city Web site, the new 
sign will serve to notify the 
public of \'oting dates and 
times, city election results and 
emergency messages. South- 
ern events such as alumni 
weekend and symphony or- 
chestra concerts will be posted 
as well. 

•"It is great that Collegedale 
is updating itself in a way that 
will keep up with the growth of 
this fast expanding communi- 
ty," said Mike Korter, former 
Southern student and Colleg- 
edale Police officer. 

The old sign uill continue to 
be used as it has since City Hall 
moved to its new location next 
to the Imagination Station and 
Ooltewah-Collegedale Librar>' 
over 17 years ago. 

Once the funds are raised 
the new sign will be placed on 
Apison Pike next to the Imagi- 
nation Station and adjacent to 
City Hall. Commissioner Han- 
son said he hopes the new sign 
\\ill be in place before Thanks- 



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Senate authorizes 

more war funding, as 
Democrats try to force 
an end to combat in 
Baghdad 

WASHINGTON (AP) - 
Thwarted in efforts to bring 
troops home from Iraq, Sen- 
ate Democrats helped pass a 
defense polin bill authorizing 
another $150 billion for the 
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Monda>''s 92-3 vote comes 
as the House planned to ap- 
prove separate legislation 
Tuesday that requires Presi- 
dent Bush to give C-ongress a 
plan for eventual troop with- 
drawals. 

The developments under- 
scored the difficulty facing 
Democrats ii) the Iraq debate: 
They lack the votes to pass leg- 
islation ordering troops home 
and are dixided on whether to 
cut money for combat, despite 
a mandate by supporters to 
end the war. 

Hoping the political land- 
scape changes in coming 
months. Democratic leaders 
say they will renew their fight 
when Congress considers the 
money Bush wants in war 
funding. 

While the Senate policy bill 
authorizes the money to be 
spent, it does not guarantee 
it; Bush ^vill have to wait un- 
til Congress passes a separate 
appropriations bill before war 
funds are transferred to mih- 
tarv coffers. 



N.Y. warns Facebook it 
could face charge for 
claiming it's safer for 
kids than others sites 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The 
social networking Web site 
Pacebook has been warned 
that it could face a consumer 
fraud charge for failing to live 
up to claims that youngsters 
there are safer from sexual 
predators than at most sites 
and that it promptly responds 
to concerns, a spokesman for 
New York Attorney General 
Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. 



"We expect an immedi- 
ate correction eliminating the 
dangers exposed by our inves- 
tigation," said the spokesman, 
Jeffrey Leraer. 

Cuomo announced last 
week that he had subpoenaed 
Facebook after he said the 
company did not respond to 
"many" complaints by inves- 
tigators who were solicited for 
sex while posing as 12- to 14- 
year-olds on the site. 

Officials from Cuomo's of- 
fice met with Facebook on Fri- 
day after they said Facebook 
took three days to answer calls 
and e-mails from state inves- 
tigators. 

An official in Cuomo's office 
said he and others are sched- 
uled to meet with Facebook 
representatives this week and 
anticipate changes will follow 
immediately. 

"We said, "You have got to 
make accurate representations 
on your Web site." said the of- 
ficial, who spoke on the con- 
dition of anonymity because 
court fihngs haven't yet been 
made. "What we told them is, 
'Correct the language describ- 
ing the site and stop marketing 
yourself as this pristine Web 
site ... parents have a misim- 
pression. You can't mislead 



Britney Spears or- 
dered to relinquish 
custody of her 2 sons 
to ex-husband Kevin 
Federline 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 
Britney Spears hit another 
personal low, being ordered 
to relinquish her children by a 
judge who had cited her drug- 
and-alcohol-fueled lifestyle. 

Ex-husband Kexin Feder- 
line will take Sean Preston, 2, 
and Jayden James, i, begin- 
ning Wednesday "until further 
order of the court," Superior 
Court Judge Scott M. Gordon 
ruled Monday. 

Phone messages left for 
representatives of Spears and 
Federline were not immedi- 
ately returned. 

This is the latest problem to 



plague Spears, whose fortunes 
have taken a very public turn 
for the worse since splitting 
from Federhne, 29, last year. 
The two were married in Oc- 
tober 2004. Spears filed for 
divorce last Nox'ember and it 
became official in July. 

Since becoming single. 
Spears has appeared increas- 
ingly erratic and out-of-con- 
trol. 

First, she was photographed 
at various Hollyxvood hotspots 
partying hard with Paris Hil- 
ton, with some photos cap- 
turing the pop star without 
panties. Then Spears shaved 
her head as paparazzi looked 
on, beat a car with an um- 
brella and ended up spending 
a month in rehab. 



Family mourns woman 
who died in holding 
cell at Phoenix airport; 
may have choked on 
handcuffs 

NEW YORK (AP) - A trav- 
eler who may have acciden- 
tally choked herself to death 
while handcuffed in an airport 
holding cell was a "wonderful" 
woman and mother, according 
to New York Ci^''s public ad- 
vocate, who is her relative. 

Carol Anne Gotbaum, 45, 
was arrested Friday at Sky 
Harbor International Airport 
in Phoenix after she Ijecame 
irate when gate crews refused 
to let her board a fUght for 
which she was late, officials 
said. 

"She was a ^\'onderfiil moth- 
er; she was sweet and kind and 
loving," said public advocate 
Betsy Gotbaum, the woman's 
stepmother-in-law. "It's obvi- 
ously verj', very difficult for us; 
we are dealing with it as best 
we can. My No. 1 focus is those 
children and my stepson." 

She also pleaded \rith the 
press for privacy. 

The events that led to Got- 
baum's death began when she 
became irate over not being al- 
lowed on a US Airways flight, 
though she u-as rebooked on a 
later flight, officials said. 




Colorado Rockies' Matt Holtiday slides to score the winning run on a 
sacrifice fly by Jamey Carroll off San Diego Padres relief pitcher TVeoor 
Hqffinan in the 13th inning of the Rockies' 9-8 victory in a wild-card 
tiebreaker baseball game in Denver on Monday, Oct. i. 2007. (AP Photo/ 
David Zaiubowski) 



Rockies win in 13, win 
the wild-card 

DENVER (AP) - In a sea- 
son that needed an extra day. 
Matt Holliday and the Colo- 
rado Rockies needed extra in- 
nings to pufl off the most dra- 
matic comeback of the year. 

Holliday raced home on 
Jamey Carroll's shallow fly 
ball,capping a stunning, three- 
run rally in the 13th inning 
against Trevor Hoffman and 
leading the Rockies over the 
San Diego Padres 9-8 in a tie- 
breaker for the NL wild card. 

After Scott Hairslon's two- 
run homer put the Padres 
ahead in the top of the 13th, 
Colorado came back against 
baseball's career saves leader. 

The Rockies, who won for 
the 14th time in 15 games, 
took the longest one-game 
tiebreaker in major league his- 
tory. They advanced to play 
Philadelphia in the first round 
starting Wednesday. 

Dow Jones surges past 
14,000 to close at re- 
cord high as credit 
worries begin to sub- 
side 

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall 
Street began the fourth quar- 
ter with a huge rally Monday, 
sending the Dow Jones indus- 
trial average to a record close. 
Stocks were buoyed by a grow- 
ing belief that the worst of the 
credit crisis has passed. 



The Dow rose 191.92, or 
1.3S percent, to 14,087.55, 
surpassing its closing record of 
14,000.41 set in mid-July. The 
blue chip index rose as high as 
14,115.51 to ecHpse its pre\i- 
ous intraday high of 14,021.95 
set July 17. 

While the beginning of the 
new quarter \\'as an incen- 
tive for institutional inves- 
tors to buy, they also seemed 
to be motivated by a sense 
that banks and other financial 
companies generally weath- 
ered the recent credit market 
upheaval. Both Citigroup and 
Switzerland's UBS AG issued 
third-quarter profit warnings, 
but indicated the current pe- 
riod might see a return to nor- 
mal earnings levels. 

The market was optimistic 
that new economic data might 
nudge the Federal Reserve to- 
ward another interest rate cut 
at its Oct. 30-31 meeting. The 
Institute for Supply Manage- 
ment said the manufacturing 
sector grew in September at 
the slowest pace in six months; 
the trade group said its index 
of manufacturing acti^ity^ reg- 
istered at 52.0 in September, 
below forecasts for a reading 
ofat least 52.5. 

"People are getting more 
confident there is going to be 
an October rate cut," said John 
C. Forelli, portfolio manager 
for Independence Investment. 
"To some degree, it looks like 
Citi kitchen -sinked the quar- 
ter, and that from here going 
for\rard will be calmer. That's 
underpinning the financials." 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



o pinion 



opinion Editor 

anhpham@southem.edu 



Perceptions: how we see ourselves 



I realized that I hate pic- 
tures of mj-self. I'm taking 
digital photography this se- 
mester and I \ olunteered to be 
someone's model. No offense 
to my photographer, but it was 
kind of painful to look at my- 
self on a projector iu front of 
a class. E\'er)'thing was so big, 
so blown up— e\'er>' flaw mag- 
nified and glaringly ob\ioiis. 

I started feeling s( 
the world. I thought. Life kind 
of sucks for the people who 
have to look at me. 

Ho\vever, others had a dif- 
ferent take on it— tliey thought 
I looked better than I did. 
Maybe they were lying, but it 
made me feel better. 

People don't always see 
us the \>'ay we see ourselves. 
Sometimes it's a good thing, 
like with my portraits, but 
other times it isn't. 

"I don't understand why 
people ne^'e^ try to hook me 
up with dates," my friend said 
to me. "Not that I really care," 
she added hastily. 

1 rolled my eyes. 

"Ever think that might be 
the problem?" I asked. 

"What do you mean?" 




"Well, are you acting like 
you might be interested in dat- 
ing?" 

"No." 

"Okay then." 

My lovely friend is so des- 
perate not to seem desperate 
that she has solidly parked her- 
self in the "friend" zone. Also, 
she doesn't see herself as tlie 
kind of girl a guy would want 
to date. She doesn't realize it, 
but her self-perception comes- 
out when she interacts \sith 
people. Without even realiz- 
ing it, she's cutting herself off 
from friendships and experi- 



ences that could help her grow 
as a person. I should know; 
I've done the same thing. 

Another friend told me that 
I am really reser\'ed when I 
meet new people. She said I 
appear snobby and unfriendly. 
This made me think because it 
clashed with the perception 
I had of m\-self. I would have 
described myself as gregari- 
ous, open and charming. Well, 
maybe I would be more hum- 
ble out loud, but that's what I 
secretly behe\'ed. 

People who know me think 
I'm fun and friendly. Luckily 
the person who told me the 
unpleasant truth found that 
out eventually'. Now we are 
good buddies and the mis- 
understandings have been 
cleared aw^ay. I didn't exactly 
love what she told me, but 
she pointed out something I 
wouldn't have realized on my 

Perceptions are tricky 
things. Whether they are in- 
tentionally given or totally 
surprising to us, we are all af- 
fected by them. Throughout 
life we will discover that peo- 
ple see us differently than we 
see ourselves. It isn't possible 
to escape these misconcep- 
tions because life requires us 



to make billions of decisions 
every day. We don't have time 
to sit down and weigh the con- 
sequences of every look and 
gesture we make. And if you 
are like me, sometimes you 
open your mouth and stupid 
stuff comes out. 

It's eas\' to get and give 
the wrong impression. A wise 

me to stop being hard on my- 
self because the present was 
only a small part of my story. 
Most of the time we only get to 
hear a small part of a person's 
stor>', and we form our judg- 
ments on that little part alone. 

It would be hard to draw 
a building if all you could see 
was a single brick. It's the same 
with people: you have to see 
the whole picture. You have to 
know where someone's been 
before you can understand 
where they are. Knowing we 
often appear less than perfect 
should make us hesitant to 
criticize someone else. 

In any case, it has made me 
think t\vice. 



P.S. Thank you to Dr. Dan 
Burks and his social psychol- 
ogy class for providing inspi- 
ration for this article. 



Joker release articles generate response 



The .loker release event was 
a great \vay to start this j'ear. 

There should be no \vorries 
as to how many people under- 
stood the importance of the 
event; the Bible is quite clear 
that in the minority is the 
power of God proven stron- 
gest (Judges 7:1-7). 

What is troublesome are 
the attitudes expressed after 
attending the event: "Unlike 
previous years, there was no 
pizza, punch, or popcorn, and 
little socialization except may- 
be the mixed feeling that we 
had just wasted our night." 



Matthew 24:12 speaks of 
]o\e growing cold because 
of an increase of wickedness 
in the end times. I pray that 
love on campus does not grow- 
In announcements about 
the Joker release, the word 
"party" was used. Tradition 
has also prpven that a "party" 
always goes \vith handing out 
the Joker. But, if there was 
any notice taken to the posters 
that were posted for this year's 
e\'ent, we should have gotten 
some kind of idea that death 
and destruction would be the 

The scenes portrayed were 
graphic, but nowhere near the 



magnitude of how bad things 
are outside of "Happy Valley." 
This Joker release was noth- 
ing more than a wake-up call 
to this campus, and some of us 
don't want to wake-up. 

I'm not sure who noticed, 
but the scenes portrayed in 
the gjTn were the four signs 
of the end of times that Jesus 
particularly mentions in Mat- 
thew 24:6-7, Mark 13:7-8 and 
Luke 21:9-11. The Joker re- 
lease was not only a wake-up 
call to the world's condition, 
but a reminder that the end is 
upon us. After mentioning the 
horrible times of the end, Je- 
sus mentions that the end will 
actually come after the gospel 



of love is preached to the en- 
tire world (Matthew 24:14}. 

Later in Matthews', Jesus 
goes as far as to say that we 
need to make disciples of all 
people (Matthew 28:18-20). 
I'm not calling Southern out 
to stop schooling and start 
preaching, but I'm challenging 
Southern to ieam to love God 
so that we can love others. If 
we allow it to grow cold, the 
end wiW not come. 

There is a time for every- 
thing, and a season for every 
acti\ity under heaven: I sub- 
mit to you that we are in the 
end times and this season's ac- 
tivity is learning to love so we 
can preach love itself. 



Letter to 
the Editor: 

Shouldn't SAU 
stand out? 



"Confused." 

This is an appropriate term 
to describe the feeUngs of 
some who attended the Joker 
release part)'. 

In a societj' governed by 
emotion and self-gratification. 
being confused at the idea of 
doing something for someone 
else is just that: confusing. As 
Americans we are used to feed- 
ing our own selfish desires and 
considering the crumbs that 
fall off our table the gracious 
charitj' we give to the poor. 

sponse is to ignore the suf- 
fering that goes on around us 
because it makes us feel un- 
comfortable. 

James Bowen quoted Eccle- 
siastes saying there is a time 
for e\'erything. Maybe the pur- 
pose of the night was to remind 
us that ivhen we think it's time 
for pizza, punch and popcorn 
there are billions around the 
world suffering from starva- 

As a Christian university 
we should be known for being 
different than the mainstream 
population. While other uni- 
versities are knowTi for their 
"wild parties," why shouldn't 
Southern be known as a uni- 
versity that is changing the 
worid? 

James was right, the night 
was depressing and confusing, 
but there is nothing wTong 
with a little cognitive disso- 
nance. The event was also en- 
lightening and mo\ing. It took 
the students by surprise and 
hopefully got them thinking. 

Bowen's article brings to 
light what resonates in the 
hearts of many Southern stu- 
dents: "I deser\'e better." But 
there is no confusion in what 
Christ has called us to be: oth- 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 



ifestyles 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb®southern .edu 



- SOUTHERN STYLES - 

Capturing students in their daily lives 



The Runaway Bird: An answer to prayer 



As our three dogs ran to- 
ward her at full speed, instinct 
to survive kicked in. With 
all her might she flapped her 
wings and swooped into the 
air. I watched vnth remorse 
and a feeling of utter failure 
as I prepared to go on another 
search, as this u'as the second 
lime ray duck was escaping. 

My premature acceptance 
of defeat was interrupted by 
my roommate who turned 
towards the duck in slow mo- 
tion and plucked it out of the 
air. Not wanting to submit, 
the bird flapped her uings and 
kicked \%ith vvhat little power 
she had in her webbed feet. 
When she calmed dovvn, we 
placed her back in her cage 
where she could feel safe and 
peck at the wires w^hen one of 
the dogs got too close. 

I named her Wilhelmina- 
Antoinette (Wilhe-An for 
short) because such a simple 
animal deserves a fancy, aris- 
tocratic name. 

Not even five minutes after 
I promised I M-ould take good 
care of her, she flew off and was 
lost to a world of crazj' drivers, 
duck hunters, cats and dirt>' 
\vater. I searched high and low 
around my house, including 
the vast field in our backyard 
and the entire neighborhood. 
My search resulted in sweat, 
scratches, and countless in- 
flamed bug bites, but no duck. 

As I was about to quit, I 
remembered something a 
speaker said the day before at 
church. She told evenone to 
pray specific prayers and see 
what wonders God can make 
Mme true. Curious but skep- 
bcal, I looked up and prayed 
that Wilhe-An would come 



I wondered how Wilhe-An 
would take care of herself. 
She doesn't Uke other ducks 
in the local duck pond because 



control over it, but I ^vas given 
another chance in spite of my 
willingness to give up. 

I learned several valuable 







Pected an immediate answer, 
but when I didn't get one, I 
gave up. 



the water is too dirty, and be- 
ing alone; she didn't stand a 
chance out in the wilderness 
by herself. Even though my 
prayer went unansw-ered, I 
went to bed speculating on 
how amazing it would be if the 
duck were back in her cage in 
the morning. 

When I woke up, I was dis- 
appointed despite the fact I 
never expected her to be there. 
Howe\'er, later that day I got a 
phone call from a friend say- 
ing he had a surprise for me. 
In the midst of beginning the 
ne\\' week, I had pushed all 
thoughts about mj- runaway 
bird to the back of my mind. 
When he showed up on my 
doorstep holding a duck, I 
could only express my thank- 
fulness with little gasps of joy. 
I was frustrated because I had 
lost another thing that was 
valuable to me and I had no 



lessons I ne 
duck could teach me. The 
first is a reminder that trust is 
something gained over time, 
so I shouldn't expect Wilhe- 
An to immediately believe I 
wouldn't hurt her. The second 
is to never take the duck out 
of her cage when our dogs are 
also outside. Bui most impor- 
tantly, I learned I should not 
be so doubtful and faithless in 
the things I pray about. 

We all have at least one run- 
away bird in our lives that we 
can't control or keep track of; 
in a fleeting moment, what- 
ever we were tiying to hold on 
ertobe 



to c 

found again. One step we can 
take in trying to gain control 
is praying about it. Through 
prayer, we can experience 
how God can answer even the 
quackiest of prayers and re- 
ward us for our faith. 



Hot dates for $40 or 
less in Chattanooga 



It's that time of year again, 
and everyone is trying to find 
a new place to take that some- 
one special to. Of course, as 
college students you don't 
have a lot of money. Good 
news for you: tliere are places 
in Chattanooga where you can 
take \our date and enjoy your- 
selves without spending more 
than S40. 



you can go through the maze 
and the Forest of Fear, which 
is sure to be a scar>' time for 



For the low price of S39.90 
you and a date can enjoy the 
River Journey and the Ocean 
Journey. 

The Tivoli - on Broad St. 

Classical, pops and opera per- 
formances can be viewed by 
you and your date, for only $30 
if you purchase your tickets on 
the night of the show from 6-8 
p.m. You must sho^\- your stu- 
dent ID to get this rate. 

The Walking Bridge & Art 
District —by Coolidge Park 

Walking is free! You can also 
bike, roller blade or jog. The 
walking bridge offers a fen- 
tastic view of the citj- and the 
Bluff View Art District. 



For S2.50 you can see a flick 
any night of the week, and on 
Wednesday night you can see 
a movie for only Si.oo. 

Rock City's Enchanted 
Maize — at the end of Old 
Chattanooga Rd. 

For a little seasonal fun, you 
can take your date on a crazy 
adventure through a maze 
made of corn, it's only $i6.oo 
for both of you! For $30.00 



Lookout Mountain. Harri- 
son Bay State Park and Sig- 
nal Mountain all offer great 
trails through the forest. Flat 
or hilly, this is a cheap way to 
hang out or have a relaxing 
and healthy date! 

Chattanooga Market — 

First Tennessee Pa\Tlion next 
to Finley Stadium 

If arts and crafts are your 
thing, then you should check 
out the market, Sunday's on 
the SouthSide. It's a free and 
interesting cultural look into 
Chattanooga. 

Tony's - High Street 

Love Italian? Go to Tony's for 
a fantastic meal. Starting at $6 
you can enjoy Italian dining in 
a cozy location. Either sitting 
downstau's on the main floor 
or upstairs in the loft this nice 
little restaurant will make you 
feel right at home. 

Rembrandts — High Street 

Rembrandts is a fantastic fol- 
low-up to Tony's. Positioned 
right next door, Rembrandts 
offers dessert and coffee. It's 
not too expensive and it's in 
the Art District, so you can 
get your coffee to go and walk 
through the city and check out 
the \iew down by the river. 



This fafl the zoo is having some 
special events. All during Oc- 
tober different attractions wiU 
be at the zoo. If you are not in- 
terested in special events, you 
can go and walk through for 
onlySia.oo. 



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



religion 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@southern.edu 



An SM's journal: 
Ministering to 
the sick in Africa 



I stood giving the 4th dose 
of Quinine to another fever- 
soaked infant lying \vTapped 
in a bright piece of African 
fabric. 

As I was checldng to make 
sure the drip was slow enough, 
1 heard the gurgling gasps 
from the last bed in the room. 
The same gurgling gasps that 
bad caused James to insert a 
tracheal tube the night before. 
The same gasps that led us to 
suction her trachea out with a 
tube and our mouths and bag 
her to get her oa sat up. This 
was the first patient whose 
family I prayed with. She was a 
little 8-year-old girl ~ the day 
before a truck fell on her and 
broke her tibia in one leg and 
her femur in the other. And 
now this struggle for Ufe. 

1 ran to the bedside and 
began to suction, sucldng so 
hard my chest hurL But still I 
got nothing. I turned to caD for 
help and that's when I realized 
I was in this alone. Sarah had 
gone for a bite to eat and Au- 
gustine (the other nurse) had 
disappeared some time ago. 

I turned on the 02 sat moni- 
tor and watched as she started 
to drop 83, 82, 81. Please God 
send somebody, I prayed, and 
Avent to tr>' and suction again. 
No luck- I glanced over my 
shoulder and there stood a 
nurse from the other side who 

side. Praise God. I handed the 
suction to him so he could try. 
James arrived and we suc- 
tioned, bagged and gave al- 
buterol liquid down her tra- 
cheal tube. Her 02 sat reached 
98% being bagged. We taught 
the family how to bag her so 
they could get through the 
night. The last time I checked 
on her, she was waking up, 
blinking her eyes and mo\-ing 
some fingers. Praise Godl 
For more, visit lizrandaU.blog- 
spotcom. 



Lessons learned from my pet 



When I w^as eight, my fam- 
ily raised chickens for one 
purpose: the Grays Harbor 
Count>' Fair. 

Ever>' spring, my broth- 
ers and I would pore over 
the Murray McMurray cata- 
logue and buy the most exotic 
chickens we could find. White 
Sultans, Golden Polish Game 
Hens, and Partridge Cochins 
were our top three breeds. 

Showing the birds consist- 
ed of naming all of the major 
breeds, identifying important 
feathers, and demonstrating 
a basic knowledge of holding 
the chicken. Throughout the 
years, I'd say I've collected 
about t\vent\' blue ribbons due 
to my sick chicken skills. 

Buying from Murray Mc- 
Murray ivasn't the only way 
to get a chicken. One year, I 
noticed that there were several 
prize-winning birds for sale in 
the fair bird bam. I remember 
one in particular-it was a beau- 
tiful bantam Silver Phoenix, 
with long feathers that grace- 
fully brushed the sawdust in 
the cage. Five dollars. 

Five dollars were big bucks 
for me; I earned one dollar 
each week racuuming e\'ery 
Sunday. But by the last day of 
thefair, I had fallen in love with 
that chicken and we wound up 



bringing it home %vith the rest 
of our birds in old cardboard 

I loved that chicken. I 
named him Silver Dollar, be- 
cause he was silver and repre- 
sented a good deal of money. 



dinner the night before. I v\ill 
never, ever forget what I saw. 
A hole the size of a small 
chicken body had been ripped 
through the chicken wiie and 
feathers clung to its twisted 
edges. A scream died in my 




I took pictures with htm by 
my mother's violets, held him 
dose to my heart, and just so 
he knew that he was number 
one, I told hhn that 1 liked him 
better than my cat Pepper. 

One summer morning, 1 
brought Silver Dollar some 
com that I had saved from 






throat as I looked around, 
shocked. There were silver 
feathers fluttering every- 
where. In the midst of the 
feathers, I could make out a 
gnawed chicken head and two 
dismembered feet, lonely for a 

The cage had been com- 



promised and Silver Dollar 
was devoured b\' a monster, i 
turned my head and threw up. 

There's another repulsive 
monster on the loose; the 
Bible tells us that "Your en- 
emy the de\'il pro\v]s around 
like a roaring lion looking for 
someone to devour" (1 Peter 
5:8 NIV). We feel pretty safe 
in our protective cage here at 
Southern, but we often forget 
that Satan is circling around 
us, licking his chops. He's con- 
stantly watching for a \idner- 
able moment to rip through 
the chicken wire, pull us out 
by our throats, and wolf down 
our souls, leaving nothing be- 
hind but a pile of fluff. 

But the good news is that 
we aren't left defenseless like 
poor Silver Dollar. We ba^'e a 
God, waiting in the wings and 
whfle we may go through sick- 
ening trials; from a senseless 
death in the famUy to mind- 
shattering relationships, we 
have the peace of knowing 
that we'll never have to fight 
the monster alone. 

"At my first defense, no one 
came to my support, but ev- 
eryone deserted me.. .but the 
Lord stood at my side and gave 
me strength, so timt through 
me the message might be fully 
proclaimed and aU the Gentiles 
might hear it. And I was deliv- 
ered from the lion's mouth" (2 
Timothy 4:16,17 NIV). 



Campus Ministries 
this weekend 

Vour guide to ministry 
opportunities on campus 

Friday, 5 

3 p.m. - Small Group Leader 
Training. This week: ''0\'er- 
coming Hurdles." Meet in the 
Student Center. 

Inreach - There will be a 
prayer room in the Campus 
Ministries Seminar Room 
(the room will be set up Oct. 5 
through Oct. 13). 



Vespers - Praise Team: Jason 
Neufeld; Special Music: Chris- 
tina Liem; and Speaker; Kevin 
Kibble. 

Adoration - After vespers at 
the airstrip (more information 
to come). 

Saturday, 6 

2 p.m. - Street Ministiies. 
Meet in front of Wright Hall. 
2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp. Meet 
by the flag pole. 

3 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries. 
Meet in front of Wright Hall. 



Quote to ponder: 

"a good man is not a perfect 

man; a good man is an honest 

man, faithful, and unhesitatingly 

responsive to the voice of Clod in 

his life." 

- John Fischer 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 



sports 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 

Richard Boyd San Miguel 

Sports Editor 

richardb@southern.edu 



National League Division 
Series: Rockies vs. Phillies 



Rockies were down two runs 
in the top of the 13th inning 
of Monda>' night's National 
Leag\ie wild card tiebreaker 
when Todd Helton, the former 
Tennessee Volunteers foot- 
ball quarterback, huddled his 
teammates. 

While ralUed together, Hel- 
ton told his teammates to be 
patient and to stay focused, 
they knew \1ctoiy was still in 
sight. Keeping in mind what 
their leader said moments be- 
fore, Kazuo Matsui and Troy 
Tulowitzki doubled, and Matt 
HoUiday tripled and scored 
on Jamey Carroll's sacrifice fly 
ball for a 9-8 \'ictor>' sending 
the Colorado Rockies to the 
NL Division Series. 

"Mywordsaren'tgoingtodo 
justice to the players' actions, 
and this team's actions, said 
Rockies Manager Clint Hur- 
dle. "This year they've given so 
much of themselves. They've 
bonded so well. They've com- 
peted so fiercely." 

The Colorado Rockies v\ill 
continue on to the NLDS 
against the Philadelphia Phil- 



So how bout' them Phil- 

For those of you who have 
been following the MLB you 
probably know about the Phil- 
lies trailing the Mets by seven 
games on Sept. 12, then ex- 
ploding through the next 17 
games with a 13-4 record. 
Meanwhile the Mets crashed 
and burned \\inning only five 
of their final 17 games, becom- 
ing the first team in the Major 
League historj- to blow a sev- 
en-game lead with 17 games 
played. That final burst of heat 
released by Philadelphia is not 
^^hat's important though. The 
Phillies, who won 89 games 
fed off their inner drive forvic- 
tor>- and continued on into the 
post season for the first time 
since 1993. 

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins 
couldn't have been more right 



when he declared Philadelphia 
was the team to beat in the NL 
East back in January-. 

So are the Phillies still 
the team to beat? 

"We'll see" Rollins said with 
a laugh. "Ever>' team is a tough 
team to beat right now. Everj"- 
body's at zero [wins] and it's a 
sprint to 11, You win 11 games 
and you take the ring home. 
The way we'\'e played the last 
three or four games, we're go- 
ing to be a force in the playoffs. 
But j'ou have to pk)' that Avay, 
You have to win with pitch- 
ing, play good defense and hit 
No one wins if you don't score 

Scoring runs isn't a prob- 
lem for these two teams. The 
Phillies hit .274 and scored 
the most runs this season with 
892, that's 41 more runs than 
the second place Rockies to- 
taled. In addition to scoring 
capability, both teams have a 
MVP candidate in Rollins and 
Colorado left fielder Matt Hol- 
liday, along with impressive 
supporting casts that includes 
Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, 
Pat Burrell for Philadelphia 
and Brad Hawiie, Troy Tu- 
Lowitzki and Todd Helton for 
Colorado. 

And in the end? 

The bottom line is this is 
going to be a high intensit>' 
match up between these two 
National League teams. With 
eight game victories against 
the collapsed Mets, the Phillies 
won the NL East. The Rockies 
won 14 out of 15, including 
one game playoff against the 
Padres at home to get into the 
playoffs. This series features 
National League MVP candi- 
dates Jimmy Rollins and Matt 
HoUiday. 

Offense is what's going to 
make or break the series for 
either of these teams. A lot of 
runs are going to be scored 
here and in the end only one 
team will advance to the Na- 
tional League Championship 




Colorado Rockies' Matt HoUiday, top. rounds the bases after hitting an e 
delphia PhilUes pitcher Tom Cordon in Game lofa National League L 
Wednesday, Oct. 3. 2007 in Philadelphia. f/lP Photo/Matt Rourke) 



Intramural Standings 



Men's Softball 










A Wins 


Losses 


The Black Sox 


4-1 


Rebels 


6-0 


Sochtenau 


2-2 


Shazam 


6-1 


Caramel Oreos 


2-4 


Mud Hens 


3-2 


Merc>' Rule 


2-4 


Do Work 


3-2 


Fine Print 


0-6 


Iceman 


3-4 






MighU' Professors 


3-4 


Women's Softball 


Team Fresco 


2-5 






The Wheeze Kids 


0-6 


A 


Wins - Losses 






Chic This 


5-1 


Bi Wins 


Losses 


Unitj' 


3-1 


Stanley Steamers 


5-1 


Kapovv! 


1-3 


TheYeti's 


3 


1 


Muevo Splash 


1-5 


Crazj'-Aces 


5 


2 






Wingmen 


4 


3 


B 


Wins - Losses 


ROIDS 


3 


3 


Ultimatum 


6-1 


God's Will 




4 


TeamEB 


5-1 


ToolBox 


1 


3 


Hodge Podge 


5-2 


Violent Seahorses 





5 


Sparklers 


4-3 






Team Extreme 


3-3 


B2 Wins 


Losses 


Team Pink 


2-5 


Dollar Zone 


5-1 


Fusion 


1-5 


Signup A 


4 


1 


Team 10 


0-6 



series of the week 



Angels V. Red Sox 



Playoff Schedule 

2007 MLB 


Yankees vs. Ind 


ans 


eCLE 10/4 


6:30 p.m. 


©CLE 10/5 


5 p.m. 


®NYY 10/7 


6:30 p.m. 


@NYY 10/8 


6 p.m. 


©CLE 10/10 


5 p.m. 


Cubs V. Diamondbacks | 


®ARI 10/3 


10 p.m. 


@ARI 10/4 


10 p.m. 


©CHC 10/6 


6 p.m. 


#CHC 10/7 


1p.m. 


®ARI 10/9 


10 p.m. 


Angels V. Red Sox | 


©BOS 10/3 


4-0 BOS 


®BOS 10/5 


8:30 p.m. 


®LAA 10/7 


3 p.m. 


BLAA 10/8 


9:30 p.m. 


®BOS 10/10 


8:30 p.m. 


Rockies v. Phillies | 


@PHI 10/3 


4-2 COL 


©PHI 10/4 


3 p.m. 


©COL 10/6 


9:30 p.m. 


#COL 10/7 


10 p.m. 


©PHI 10/9 


6:30 p.m. 



10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2C07 



chatter 

Upcoming events calendar 



Friday, October 5 

Board of Trustees Retreat 
C5-7) 

6 p.m. - Social Work Phi 
Alpha Induction Sendee, 
TTiatcher Chapel 

6:30 p.m. - Southern Schol- 
ars Fall Vespers, Outdoor Am- 
phitheatre by Summerour 

7:20 p.m. -Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 
Kevin Kibble 

8 p.m. - SMC Vespers (Gal- 
braith Airstrip), Directions 
available at Student Center 
Desk 

After Vespers - Adoration 
(Galbraith Airstrip) 

After Vespers - HjTnn Sing, 
Talge Chapel 

Saturday, October 6 

9 a.m. - Church Services, 
Coliegedale Church, Duan6 
Schoonard 

J No 11:30 a.m. Service due 

to Church Retreat 

i 9:45 a.m. - SMC Sabbath , 

School, Student Center 

I 10 a.m. - Something Else-, 

'Sabbath School, Thatcher 

South White Oak Room 

10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 

loSEii:3oa.m.-TheThird- 
cancelled due to Church Re- 

10 a.m. - SODA Church 
(deaf cliurch service). Miller 



Hall Pierson Chapel 

10:15 a-m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbatli School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 

11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
Laton Smith (Summerour 
laivn) 

1:30 p.m. - SMC Potluck 
(Kelly's Garden) 

1:30-5 p.m.- Cave Open, 
Student Park Cave 

2 p.m. - Street Ministries, 
Wright Hall Steps 

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp, 
Flag Pole at Wright Hall 

3 p.m. ~ Sabbath Minis- 
tries, Wright Hall Steps 

5-5:45 P-ni. - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

7 p.m. - Evensong, Church, 
Inspirit 

8:30 p.m. - All Night Soft- 
ball Tournament, Ballfields 

Sunday, October 7 

Board of Trustees Meeting 
SAT Exams, L>Tin Wood 
No Field Trips tr" Tours 
(8-13) ^, 

i6:so-u:4h a.m.^- Regis- 
tration fd^ 24th Annual Sun- 
belt Cohutta Springs Triath- 

12:30 p.m. - 24th Annual 
Sunbelt Cotiutta Springs Tri- 
athlon Race^jBegins V 

7:30 ";p.m. - Symphony 
Orchestra/Organ Concert, 
Church (Convocation Credit) 



Monday, October 8 

Canadian Thanksgiving 
Day 

Last day for 60% tuition 
refund 

GRE Subject Exam onl>-, 
Lynn Wood 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Mid-Se- 
mester Book Buy Back, Cam- 
pus Shop 

3:30 p.m. - Universi^' Sen- 



Tuesday, October 9 

9 a,m.-5 p.m. - Mid-Se- 
mester Book Buy Back, Cam- 
pus Shop 

11 a.m. - Senior Class Orga- 
nization Meeting,Brock #333 

12 p.m. - Student Orga- 
nizations Advisors Meeting, 
Presidential Banquet Room 

5:30 p.m. - Pre-Med Stu- 
dent Meeting \vith Dr. Nyira- 
dy. Presidential Banquet 

7 p.m. - InTents Meeting, 
Tent 

Wednesday, October 10 

7 p.m. - InTents Meeting, 
-Tent 



Thursday, October 

National 
Screening Day 
PreViewSouthi 



Society of Adventist Com- 
municators, Nashville, TN (11- 
13) 

11 a.m. - Convocation, lies 
P.E. Center, Latin American 
Heritage: Consuelo Castillo 
Kickbusch 

3:30 p.m. - Graduate Coun- 
cfl, Robert Merchant Room 

5:30 p.m. - Pre-Dent/Pre- 
Dental Hygiene Student Meet- 
ing with Dr. Kasischke, Presi- 
dential Banquet Room #2 

5:45 p.m. - Club/Dept. 
Treasurer's Orientation, Presi- 
dential Banquet Room 

7 p.m. - InTents Meeting, 
Tent 



Academic 
announcements 

Undergraduate Seniors: 

Senior Class Organization is 
Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Brock Hall 
*333- Come and elect your of- 

Student 

Association 

announcements 

DEEP Sabbath: Students 
ft-om Oakwood College will be 
coming to Southern for DEEP 
Sabbath Oct. 13. For more de- 
tails contact Audrey Cooper at 
coopera@southern.edu or # 
2606 or contact Barry Howe 
at barryhowe@southem.edu 



Student life announcements 



Meet the Firms: Meet the 
Firms will be held in the Col- 
iegedale Church from 2-5 p.m. 
today, Thursday, Ocl. 4. Please 
bring yourresuniSsand "v<«ar 

Special Convocation: 

Tonight, Thursday, Oct. 4, 
Kenny Carnes will present his 
One Man Drama, "Last Words, 
the Expressions of Death Row 
Inmates" in the Ackerman Au- 
ditorium at 7:30 p.m. Convo- 
cation Credit will be.given. 

All Night Softball: The 
annual All Night Softball 
Tournament will be this Sat- 
urday, Oct. 6 starting at 8:30 
p.m. All Residence Hall non- 
participants jnugt^sign in.hj'a. 



a.m. After signingin by 1 a.m. 
npn -participants may then 
sign out to the ballfield ONLY 
until the games are finished- 
Please sign in when returning. 
Sunbelt Cohutta Springs 
Triathlon! The 24th Annual 
Sunbelt Cohutta springs Tri- 
athlon \sill take place on Sun- 
day, Oct. 7 at Cohutta Springs 
Conference Center. For fur- 
ther details \'isit the website; 
pe.southern.edu/trialhlon. 
If you have not already regis- 
tered, there is a race day regis- 
tration. For registration infor- 
mation contact, Kari Shultz, 
Director of Student Life & Ac- 
tiWties and for general race in- 
-formation contect Phil Gacver 



or Bob Benge in lies P.E. Cen- 

Pre-Med Students: Dr. 

Steve Nyiradj', Associate 
Dean of Admissions at Loma 
Linda University School of 
Medicine, \\ill be ha\ing an 
informal meeting with all in- 
terested pre-medical students 
next Tuesday evening, Oct. g, 
at 5:30 p.m. in the Presiden- 
tial Banquet Room to answer 
questions you may have aboUt - 
applying to medical school. 
Bring your supper tray and 
enjoy a special dessert pro- 
vided for you by Loma Linda 
Universit>'. 

Pre-Dent and Pre-Den- 
tal Hygiene- - Students: 



■Dr^Fred Kasischlte, .Dean at 
Loraa'Einda iJnh'er^ty Dental 
School, will be having an in- 
formal meeting with all inter- 
ested pre-dentistrj' and pre- 
dental hygiene students next 
Thursday evening, Oct. 11, at 
5:30 p.m. in the Presidential 
Banquet Room #2.Come to the 
banquet room before going to 
get your supper and receive a 
ticket for your supper, compli- 
ments of LLU Dental School. 

Attention Handbell 

Players: The Southern Wind 
Symphony is looking for 8 
handbell players to assist with 
a piece for performance on 
Sunday, Oct. 14. The parts are 
easj', rehearsal time ^^ill be 
minimal. Interested? Contact 
Ken Parsons ASAP at #2886 
or kparsons@southern.edu. 



Birthdays | 

October 5 

Daniel Olson, Raf Preuss, 
Da\id Solis, Ann Revnolds, 
Audrey Taylor, Gareath 
Murray, Bethany Canosa, 
Adam Weigley, Ryan Rog- 
ers, Christopher Bispham 



OcroBER 6 

Nick Clark, Jason Ortega, 

Megan Newmyer, Kyle 

Khadar, Corey Mann, Jared I 

Manasco 

October 7 

Matthevi' Farrar, Ashley 
Creech, Brittany Cinque- 
mani, Steven Doucoumes, 
Bekah RejTiolds, Jennifer 
Daniel, Keith Coon, Bran- 
don Foster, Carraay Leer- 
dam, John Holbrook, 
Timothy McFeeters 

October 8 
Crystal James, Tra\TS 
Freed, Mallory Mountz, 
Lauren Kelley, Rachaun - 
Callender, Tristan Shaw 

October 9 

Jared Dalmas, Amanda 
Bailey, Christopher Peel, 
Tomasz Howard, Eric 
Ramirez, Amanda Valla- 

OcTOBER 10 

Mia Slocumb, Mya 
Slocumb, Dasha Kulakov, 

~ "Jonathan Haley, Adara. 

' Young, Breht Willard, 
Shederrian Harris, Tae 
Ahn, Tiffeny Dorvelus 

October 11 

Dan Johnson, James Fe- 
dusenko, Russell Proffitt, 
Phillippa Rolle, Lewis Ber- 1 
tUs, Erica Richards, Jenni 
Dannenberger, Annabel 
Cobb, Joy Mnich, Tiffany 
Sands, Hal Conley 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 11 



classifieds 



Misc. 

Canon 20D body for sale 

$500. Good condition. 

Call Duane Gibson for more 

info. 

(423) 620-9032 

Two Southern students 
looking for 1 fiddle player 
and 1 guitar player for 
country /bluegrass/ old time 
gospel worship. Contact 
Mike at 396-9948 or hea\'- 
enward777@yahoo.com 

Any seniors planning to 
apply to medical or dental 
school for Fall 2007 need 
to have a committee recom- 
mendation from Southern. 
Please give your name and 
address to Sharon Ekkens 
at 236-2803 or sekkens@ 
southern.edu, and she will 
send you the forms to com- 
plete for the committee. 

Medium sized, black digital 
e for sale. Brand 
'.. Sharp, works great 
$20 call Kristy @ 423-774- 
0551 

Medium/small white digital 
microwave for sale. Brand 

: Emerson. Works 
great $20 Call Kristy @ 423- 
774-0551 

$1950 OBO. Call 396-2348 

after 6:00 p.m 



Misc. 

I am looking for a female 

roommate to share a 2 

bedroom, 2 bath home. 

350.00 a month includes 

aU utilities including phone, 

internet 

(wireless), trash, lawn, 

electricity, and water. It's 2 

miles away 

from Southern. If interested 

please call me at 917-442- 

4027 or email 

me at ajwilson@southem. 

FOR SALE 

1989 NISSAN MAXIMA 
Runs good. Just spent 
$1000 fixing it up. Clean. 
Great A/C. New wheel 
cylinders. New brakes all 
around. New brake drums. 
New fuel injector; new ftiel 
injector lines. New right rear 
electric window regulator. 
Nearly new battery and 
spark plug cables. 
Transmission rebuilt one 
year ago. 

.Call for Sale 

'93 Honda Accord 

#3,000.00 

Can (423) 208-3875 

Mountain Bike for Sale. Trek 
820, hard rail, front shock, 
V-brakes, Small frame $150 
call Kristy for inquiries at 
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A parabje of a sheep dog: 

Response to last week's letter to the editor 



Once there V 
named Sud. Sud's job was to 
round up the sheep once a 
month for sheering. 

.Traditionally, the sheep- 
dogs would lure the sheep 
into the pen by putting Little 
Debbies right in the center of 
it But Sud was confused. 

"Why would you feed lit- 
tle Debbies to sheep? They'll 
give my sheep heart attacks." 

So, Sud decid«] to do 
something different. One 
day, as a surprise, he pre- 
pared a trough full of color- 
fill vegetables— com, carrots, 
green beans, beets— and 
placed it in the center of the 
pen. A few sheep ambled in 
like usual, expecting a pile 
of snack cakes. Tlieir eyes 
widened, hut they sniffed 



and dipped into the veggies 
with very little worry. Others 
came, slightly curious, and 
also contented themselves at 
the trough. 

But there was one young 
sheep, a sheep named Jim, 
who loved Little Debbies. He 
was plump as a pin cushion 
and could cleanup the Little 
Debbie leftovers in a flash. 
He was not impressed. In 
fact, seconds firom taking his 
first tentative bite, he sent up 
such a squealing stink that 
all the other sheep— of not 
the next counfy—could hear 

The sheep remaining out- 
side Ae pen came stamped- 
ing in to see what was worth 
squealing about. They looked 
at the trough of vegetables; 



they looked at Jim; they 
looked at the trough. 

An old jmd wise sheep tilt- 
ed his wooly head and said, 
"Aww Jim, it can't be tlmt 
bad." The sheep behind him 
shrugged, if you can picture 
sheep shrugging, and joined 
the others at the trough, find- 
ing the vegetables to be quite 
tasty actually. Sud, smiling, 
latched the gate and went 
over to Jim, who was sulking 
obstinately. 

"Say, Jim, thanks for get- 
ting all the other sheep in 
here so fast. I couldn't have 
done it better myself." 



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THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 6 



Testing offered 
for depression 



'pression sci'eenings 

for students and communily 
members are a\'ailable today 
i part of Southern's partici- 
pation in National Depression 
Screening Da.v. 

In order to help students 
cope. Counseling & Testing 
Senices is offering education 
and screening for a range of 
non emotional conditions 
that often go undiagnosed and 
be misunderstood. The 
counselors look for possible 
signs of depression or high 
stress levels. 

According to a study spon- 
sored by the National Institute 
of Mental Health, depression 
serious issue among the 
ages of 19-25. The study also 
lates that 6 percent of 
young people ages 9-17 and 10 
percent of Americans 18 years 
older experience some 
form of depression every year, 
"Feeling blue and down is 
normal, however, when it goes 
unnoticed it may lead to de- 
pression," said Liane de Souza, 
transitions coordinator. 

Many signs of depression 
such as feelings of sadness, 
loss of interest in hobbies or 
acti\ities, eating disturbances 
(unintentional weight gain 
' iss), and difficult' con- 
centrating may go unnoticed. 
Many of these s>'mptoms are 
common among young people 
but they often remain unad- 
Iressed. 
The best way to o\ercome 




Campus Safety officer Ben Sauder assists Ben Kreiter with parking registration late Thesday afternoon. 

Southern boosts safety plan 



Southern has adopted a 
new safetj' plan and system in 
response to recent disastei^ 
such as Hurricane Katrina, the 
Virginia Tech shooting and the 
2005 Thatcher Hall fire. 

Southern bought $40,000 
software that will allow disas- 
ter messages to be sent to every 
designate phone on campus at 
the same time. Southern also 
hopes to contract with a com- 
pany to send mass text mes- 



sages and alert e-mails to ev- 
er\'one on campus Avithin five 
minutes. This system will cost 
around $20,000, said Ke\'in 
Penrod, director of Campus 
Safetj'. 

"We need to have a pre- 
pared and practiced response 
to any foreseeable emergency^ 
on campus" Pem-od said. This 
is truly for student's safet>'." 

Although Southern has al- 
ways had a safety plan, the 
sudden fire and resulting 
death on April 26, 2005, in 
Thatcher Hall, encouraged ad- 



ministration to take a second 
look at their initial crisis plan, 
Penrod said. 

"Some people respond- 
ed as they should have, but 
some had no idea," said Da\id 
Houtchens, fire safe^' manag- 
er of Campus Safet>'. 

As a result, Houtchens said 
Southern President, Gordon 
Bietz, along with Penrod, ap- 
pointed an emergencj' crisis 
task force to devise a plan that 
^vould more efficiently pre- 

SEE PLAN. PAGE 3 



Tri-athletes battle the heat and humidity 



Record heat and humid- 
ity plagued the addetes of the 



through the 1/2-mile swim, 
4-mile run and 18-mile bike 
ride in temperatures that ap- 
proached 90 degrees, 

"The heat of the day made 



23"' annual Sunbelt/Cohutta the triathlon harder than the 

Springs Triathlon on Sunday. [Boston] Marathon I ran and 

Participants struggled finished in April," said Jessica 



Marlier, a junior physical edu- 
cation major. Marlier said she 
believes she could have made 
better times and maybe even 
enjoyed the race a little more 
if it had been cooler. 



InTents sees big 
crowds, hopes 
for big results 



As InTents draws to a close, 
approximately 850 to 900 stu- 
dents have turned out each 
night as Da\e Ferguson, the 
chaplain from Blue Mountain 
Academy, has shared messag- 
es about reaching out. 

The speaker was selected by 
Southern Chaplain Brennon 
Kirstein after he heard him 
speak at a camp meeting. 

The theme, "Reach" is a 
two-pronged idea: God reach- 
ing out to us with a deep desire 
to be in our lives, and then by 
allowing him to enter into a 
relationship with us, learning 
to start reaching out to others, 
Ferguson said. 

■^e get lulled to sleep bj' the 
same thing. I'm not the same 
thing," Ferguson said. "I feel a 
huge burden for those who are 
on the edge, those who come 
here and aren't expecting any- 
thing or looking for God, to be 
used by him to stop them to 
think and consider an answer 
to God's questions." 

Monday night, Ferguson 
spoke about foolishness. He 
emphasized God's willingness 
to appear foolish in order to 
win our love and offer us the 
gift of his sacrifice. 

Kirstein said the purpose of 
the first night was to break the 

"I'm eager to see bim go 
deeper as the week progresses 
and as he makes calls for stu- 
dents to make decisions for 
Jesus," Kirstein said. 

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INDEX 



Vour World 
Opinion 
Lifestyles 
sligion 
Sports 

Campus Chatter 
Cartoons 



LIFESTYLES 




ReadaQ&Awith 
Southern 

chaplain about love 
and marriage, 
page 7. 



■sity 



SPORTS 




For a full page of. 
picturesjrom 
Sunday's h'iathlon, 
see page lO. 



2 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 1 , 2007 




S5Tiiphony performs first concert of year 



Southern's symphony or- 
chestra performed its first 
concert of the school year at 
the" Coilegedale Church on 
Sunday, Oct. 6. 

Students, facultj'and mem- 
bers of the community arrived 
to hear music from the 19th 
and 20th centuries. Conduc- 
tor Laurie Redmer Minner 
guided the orchestra through 
Beethov-en's Symphon>' No. 5, 
Rossini's William Tell Over- 
ture, and Bachianas Brasile- 
iras No. 5 which featured Dr. 
Julie Penner, soprano, accom- 
panied by eight cellos. 

Julie Penner has taught at 
Southern as the director of vo- 



cal studies since 1993. She is 
an active recitalist and concert 
vocalist. 

"It was amazing. She 
was marvelous. She 
looked like she was 
having a lot of fun up 

there." 
- Rachael Lodenkamp 



"It was amazing. She 
[Penner] was marvelous," said 
Rachael L/)denkamp. a junior 
music major. "She looked like 
she was having a lot of fun up 



Minner was satisfied by the 
orchestra's performance. 

"I felt pretty good about 
most of it. I thought we were 
well prepared for the occa- 
sion," said Minner. 

The symphony orchestra 
was given five weeks to pre- 
pare for their first concert and 
have ne\'er played together as 
a group before. 

During spring break, the 
group plans to take a 10 day 
tour of Holland, German}^ and 
Belgium. They will do a total 
lAd- 



ofsixors 
ventist churches, cathedrals 
and a benefit concert in Brus- 
sels for Adventist Develop- 
ment and Relief Agenc>'. 



Southern Village adds two 
new^ buildings for students 



Southern has recently com- 
pleted the addition of two new^ 
apartment buildings in South- 
ern Village, Poplar and Maple. 
These apartments add room 
for 68 additional students. 

"Having this additional 
space gives many students, 
that otherwise would be stuck 
in the dorm, a chance to have 
more independent living con- 
ditions," said Kelly Klein, a 
senior education major and 
resident assistant in Poplar. 

The project began last Sep- 
tember and was completed 



are nearlj' identical to the oth- 

"A few minor changes were 
made for code updates," said 
Danny Ford, construction su- 
pervisor for the project. There 
is now better soundproofing 
due to a new type of insulation 
that was added." 

Landscaping is the last de- 
tail to complete. Workers are 
now beginning to finish the 
needed landscape trim. 

SEE HOUSING, PAGE 4 



Peach over SAU Scholars 



Christina WEnzEL 



While Wilma McClarty is 
undergoing cancer treatment, 
Mark Peach has temporar- 
ily taken over the Southern 
Scholars program. 

This change in Southern 
Scholars leadership, which oc- 
curred over the summer, was 
unanticipated. 

"All of a sudden no one 
single person was in charge 
and we were trying to put it all 
back into place," said Carlos 
Solano, a senior art major and 
Southern Scholar. 

Southern Scholars is the 
Southern Adventist Univer- 
sity' honors program. The 
program requires students to 



complete additional work out- 
side their major. According to 
Southern's Web site, Southern 
Scholars students must finish 
a senior scholarly project and 
courses such as Calculus, An- 
cient Classics and Philosophv' 
and the Christian Faith. 

McClarty held the' position 
as chair of the Southern Schol- 
ars committee since 1994, but 
is currently unable to continue 
with this responsibility due to 

Mark Peach, -a history pro- 
fessor and current acting 
chair, stressed this is only 
an interim solution and that 
Southern Scholars will ulti- 



LE SCHQIARS. r 



SOUTHERN sj™ ACCENT 



The Student Voice Sin 



Benjamin Stitzer 
tjnsiYifs Eonoc 



Kabel wants unity at SA events 



Thump, thump. It's the 
sound of a heartbeat, the pulse 
ofSouthem. It's also Scott Ka- 
bel's unique way of illustrating 
his vision for the campus. 

Kabel, a senior English ma- 
jor, ran unchallenged for Stu- 
dent Association social vice 
president in the spring of 2007 

As this year's social VP, Ka- 
bel said he is working to make 
Southern's "pulse" stronger by 
building a sense of unity. 

"I really want to involve 
people with each other in 
things that are refreshing and 



;," said Kabel. He 
added that he wants parties 
and events to be interactive 
with no passive spectators. 

There seems to be a positive 
response so far. Both the SAU 
Bayou, this year's swarap- 
themed welcome back party, 
and the Joker release bad high 
attendance rates. 

Exact attendance for the 
Bayou is not known, but all 
50 watermelons provided for 
the party had been eaten by 
the end of the night. Each 
watermelon was supposed to 
feed 25 people. An estimated 
55D students attended the 
Joker release event, and a few 



famQies from the community 
showed up as well. 

"I think they (the events) 
have been very successful," 
said Bill Wohlers, vice presi- 
dent for student services. 

Kable said that Student As- 
sociation is trying to draw larg- 
er crowds to events this year. 
Instead of being prepared for 
minimal attendance, SA wants 
to "go big" and is ready to han- 
dle a crowd. 

"We want people to be there 
because they want to," Kabel 
said. He hopes to draw at- 
tendees by implementing new 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 1 , 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 



Donor recipient competes 



Completing the Sunbelt/ 
Cohutta Springs triathlon this 
past Sunday was an important 
milestone for man>' partici- 
pants, but most athletes have 
not recently had their livers 
removed. 

.lohnathan George, the 
brother of Southern profes- 
sor David George, completed 
the i8-milc bike portion of the 
triathlon only six months after 
undergoing a liver transplant. 

Johnathan struggled for 
years wnth a hereditary liver 
disease. His health gradually 
declined until doctors finally 
performed a liver transplant 
in Appl. The, surgery ;has im-' 
prbved'-Johnat^an's health 
dramatically. 

"I've been very blessed to 
have recovered so quickly. 



I was out of the hospital in 
a week and able to function 
pretty normally within three 
or four weeks after the trans- 
plant," Johnathan said. 

While recovering in the hos- 
pital, Johnathan was intrigued 
by a marathon that took place 
outside his hospital window. 
He felt so good following the 
surgery that he decided to par- 
ticipate in the Cohutta Springs 
triathlon along with his broth- 
er, David, and sister, Jenny. 
The three siblings entered as 
a group— each participating in 
one leg of the event. 

Originally Johnathan hoped 
to do the entire triathlon, but 
doctors discouraged him from 
swimming because the im- 
mune suppressants he was 
taking made him vulnerable lo 
bacteria in the lake water. 

Johnathan's brother, Da- 



vid, is thrilled by the recovery^ 
he has made. 

"It's hard to express what 
it's like to see somebody that 
you're really close to go from 
bemg in ven poor health and 
really being concerned for 
their survival, to seeing them 
in really good health... It's just 
really amazing," DaWd said. 
"It's been a long time since 
he's really felt good." 

Neither DaWd or Johnathan 
had ever been in a triathlon 
before, but the three siblings 
are already making plans to 
do it again. Johnathan hopes 
to participate in all three legs 
of the triathlon next year. 

"Being able to participate 
in the triathlon was a high 
point," Johnathan said, "and 
sort of a symbol of the overall 
good things that are going on 
in my life recently." 



Plan 

Continued from Pg. i 

p^F^,Sout^ern,during a disas- 

Officially tided the Crisis 
Management Plan, the slrat- 
eg\- lavs out specific responsi- 
bilities and objectives for each 
administrative department 
during an emergency. 

Penrod said everj' depart- 
ment is given a hard cop>' of 
the plan, -with a clear map of 
what to do and who to contact 
during a crisis. 

"The new safet>' plan is more 



comprehensive, more in-depth 
and has more people involved 
in it then the previous plan," 
Penrod said. 

,IiV order to ensure the Crisis 
Management Plan stays accu- 
rate and current, Penrod also 
said the plan will be reviewed 
after everj' potential crisis and 
updated on a yearly basis. 

HoMever, Penrod and 
Houtchens agree that this new 
safet>' plan v\ill not work if stu- 
dents are nol aware of the plan 
and do not follow it. 

-Students live in the dorm 
with 500 other people - they 
need lo be auare of safet\" pro- 



MachuPiccIiu Restaurant 

TMe. bftst {{is.^3wic f Pev-ui/i"3A style -Cooa 



cedures to keep themselves 
and others safe," Houtchens 

Ronda Krueger, a senior 
business administration ma- 
jor, was one student who 
recognized emergency proce- 
dures and as a result was able 
to escape the 2005 Thatcher 
Hall fire. 

"I was on the other side of 
the building that the fire hap- 
pened on so I really didn't know 
what was going on at first, but 
[ quickly got out when I heard 
Ihe alarm go off and was glad 
Ihall did," Krueger said, 
tn the future, Campus 
Safetv- hopes to perform a 
full-scale emergency drill 
involving not only South- 
ern, but Hamilton Countv' 
Emergency Management. 
and sheriffs. 




InTents 

Continued from Pg. 1 



Ferguson's talks are char- 
acterized by a sense of humor 
and plenty of demonstrations, 

"He uses comedy [to con- 
nect with] people," said An- 
dres Crespo, a junior inter- 
active media major. "People 
today don't want a boring 
speech, so if you're ftinny and 
interactive, they'll get the mes- 
sage as well." 

Other students agreed. 

"I definitely look forward 
to going [to the meetings] be- 
cause it's a great way to hear 
God's word and uplift your 
spirit at the end of the day," 
said Katherine Wilson, a ju- 
nior business administration 
and public relations major. 

Ke\in Kibble, 



chaplain at Southern, said 
that Ferguson brings a special 
emphasis on being a Christian 
leader in a world full of foUow- 

"I believe that any fresh 
perspective on the presenta- 
tion of Jesus Christ is going to 
reach somebody that may not 
have been reached othenvise," 
Kibble said. 

OnTuesday night, Ferguson 
spoke about the real reason for 
wanting to get to heaven, as 
well as emphasizing that God 
is far from boring. The topic 
on Wednesday was God in the 
New Testament. 

And tonight, the closing 
night of InTents, Ferguson 
said he «ill be using an illus- 
tration of the Third Angels 
Message that will focus on do- 
ing something for God's king- 



Depression 

Continued from Pg. 1 



problems Vvith depression is to 
talk to someone. Simply vent- 
ing and acknowledging that 
there is a problem will make a 
big difference. 

Stations will be set up in the 
Student Center from 9 a.m. to 
4 p.m. Self-assessments will 
be passed out to determine 



whether or not a student may 
or may not have signs or symp- 
toms of depression or high 
stress-levels. This will not be a 
diagnosis of any disease, sim- 
ply a first step in recognizing 
potential problems. 

Everything is confidential 
and if any extra assistance is 
needed, the counseling center 
is a\'Bilable. 




4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 

Triathlon 

Continued from Pg. i 



Many competitors were 
having a really hard time as 
they crossed the finish line 
and said they were happy to be 
done with the race. 

Jesse Malin, a junior reli- 
gious studies major, was posi- 
tioned at the finish line as rac- 
ers came through. His role in 
the triathlon was to watch for 
any signs that a racer needed 
help due to the heat. 

"Some people were so worn 
out when crossing the fin- 
ish line that many of them 
grabbed onto anjthing they 
could to stabilize themselves," 
Malin said. 

Generally, injuries are not 
a result of the triathlon itself. 
Rather it is the time spent in 
training, or perhaps lack of 
training that can get tri-ath- 
letes in trouble. 

"Many of the injuries we 
will see in the race will be from 
participant training and get- 
ting ready for the race," said 
Dr. Eric Clarke, the volunteer 
ph)'sician for the race. "When 
people push themselves hard 



before the race to train, on the 
day of the race they can be too 
worn down and injuries are 

Sunday's race event host- 
ed a record 275 individuals. 
As with any race, there were 
weekend athletes, as well as 
those who train regularly year 
round to participate in similar 

Taking top honors was Bar- 
ry Knight in the men's overall 
category, and Dale Tillman in 
the ivomen's overall. South- 
em's own Jessica Marlier took 
second place in the wome'n's 
division. 



Housing 

Continued from Pg. 2 

Although there is great de- 
mand for more off-campus 
li%ing space. Southern admin- 
istration said they are waiting 
a year before making any fur- 
ther plans to add or renovate 
an>'thing. 



"We a 



I thee 



figuration for what we believe 
we can handle," said Marty 
Hamilton, director of property 
and industry development. 



NEWS 

"However, more student fem- 
ily housing is a need because 
single students are filling up 
the space." 

One option being consid- 
ered is building additional 
housing on Morning Side 
Drive. 

Though there is a waiting 
list, students can request to 
Uve in Southern Village if they 
are married or are a second se- 
mester junior with a 2.8 GPA 



Scholars 

Continued from Pg. 2 

mately be under McClartj''s 
leadership again. Peach said 
this temporalis arrangement 
vvill promote continuitj', rath- 
er than change. 

While Soutiiem Scholars 
will experience no significant 
changes, there are plans to 
raise awareness of the honor 
program both on campus and 
in terms of recruitment, Peach 

"We have a deep desire to 
put more of a voice, a face, 
a presence on campus with 
Southern Scholars," said Ja- 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 1 , 2007 



mie Tliompson, office manag- 
er for the English and history 
departments. 

There are plans to raise 
membership and do more for 
current Southern Scholars 
tlirough increased program- 
ming including guest speak- 
ers and better communication 
between the students and fac- 
ulty. 

Overall, Southern Schol- 
ars will continue the trend of 
excellence that was exhibited 
under McClartys leadership. 
Peach said. 

"Dr. McCIarty is a great 
organizer," Peach said. "She 
has a great concern about the 
quality of the program and 
makes sure students strive for 
excellence." 



SA Events 

Continued from Pg. 2 

ideas into SA e\ents. 

"We're lining to put a h\ist 
on the traditional," Kabel said, 
"if not altering what we've 
done in the past altogether." 

Many students said they 
feel Kabel is the right person 
for the position, , ,,.,-„.,. 



"Scott has incredible \ision 
and creati\ity and he's not 
afraid to try something new," I 
said Emily Young, Southern 
Memories editor. 

Some students seem to find 
Kabel's ideas refreshing. 

"His [Kabel's] new ideas 
make me want to attend the 
ei'ents," said Kate Rumppe, a 
senior print journalism major. 

The next major SA event 
\vill be the annual Fall Festi\'al 
on Oct. 28. This year the part)- 
will be a school-sponsored pa- 
rade. The goal is to draw at- 
tendance from the communi- 
ty', and to involve students in 
putting together the floats. 

Kabel said he %vants people 
to take initiative and show 
some school spirit by becom- 
ing involved in this e\'ent, 

"We're trying to make the 
pulse of Southern stronger," 
Kabel said, "to unite people 
together so that \ve'll be heard 
and remembered." 





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your world 



Clinton takes the lead 
in Iowa poll; Edwards 
in statistical tie with 
Obama 

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa 
(AP) - Hillaiy Rodham Clin- 
ton has taken the lead among 
Democratic presidential can- 
didates in an Iowa poll, an en- 
couraging sign of progress to- 
ward overcoming a big hurdle 
in the race. 

Although the New York 
senator is the clear front-run- 
ner in national surveys, lovs'a 
has remained an elusive prize. 
She has been in a tight race 
with John Edwards and Ba- 
rack Obama in the state that 
begins the primary campaign 
voting in three months. 

Her campaign has focused 
on boosting her appeal in 
Iowa, including two \'isits with 
her husband, former President 
Clinton, by her side over the 
summer. The effort appears to 
have paid off, according to the 
poll of likely Iowa caucus-go- 
ers that was pubhshed in Sun- 
day's Des Moines Register. 

Clinton was supported by 
29 percent of the 399 respon- 
dents to the poll conducted 
Oct. 1-3, compared ^vith 21 
percent in May. 

Edwards and Obama are 
not far behind, ensuring that 
all three campaigns will con- 
tinue iheir intense efforts in 
Iowa, which leads off voting in 
the 2008 primar>' contests. 

'On-demand' air- 
line Daylet officially 
launches service in 
Florida 

BOCA lUTON. Fla. (AP) 
- l^;iy.Jet Corp. lias officiall>- 
launched its on-demand busi- 
ness airline that uses veiy light 
jets to shuttle people to five of 
I^orida's regional airports. 
_ Day.Iet began direct ser- 
"t:e to airports in Boca Raton, 
Gaines\-ille, Lakeland, Pen- 
saeola and Tallahassee, sell- 
'"g individual seats to time- 
strapped business travelers 
*vho need to travel to smaller 
Florida airports and want to 



their flight itiner- 






DayJet plans to expand 
service within the next t^vo 
years to locations across the 
Southeast, including Alabama, 
Georgia, Mississippi, North 
Carolina, South Carolina and 
Tennessee. 

With direct flights on three- 
passenger Eclipse 500 jets, 
DayJet says it can deUver peo- 
ple to destinations faster, and 
have them home the same day 
— without the hassle of chang- 
ing planes at larger, busier air- 
ports or driWng several hours 
each way. 

The airline has an "on- 
demand" online reservation 
system, which has no set flight 
schedule. DayJet's customers 
tell the airline where they want 
to fly and how much time they 
have to get there, and the com- 
pany responds with a price. 

One-way flights can range 
anj^vhere from roughly a few 
hundred dollars to more than 

Computers, using compli- 
cated math formulas and algo- 
rithms, also determine where 
the company can best position 
its planes and schedule flights 
to make the most money. 

DayJet has generated inter- 
est with its business model, 
though some obser\'ers won- 
der if demand will be sufficient 
and if the flights are going to 
be affordable. 

Residents question 
how off-duty deputy 
who killed 6 in Wis- 
consin passed back- 
ground check 

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) - 
The residents T>ler Peterson 
was hired lo protect and ser\'e 
can't understand how the 20- 
year-old who shot six of" their 
young people and critically 
injured another could have 
passed a background check to 
become a sheriffs deputy. 

Peterson was shot to death 
after opening fire early Sun- 
day on a group of students 
and recent graduates who had 
gathered for pizza and mo\'ies 
on their high school's home- 



coming weekend. Peterson 
was off-duty from his fiill-time 
job as a Forest Coun^ deputy 
sheriff; he also was a part-time 
Crandon police officer. 

Da\id Franz, 36, who lives 
with his wife two houses from 
the duplex where the shoot- 
ing occurred, said it was hard 
to accept that someone in law 
enforcement was the gunman. 

"The first statement we said 
to each other was, how did 
he get through the system?" 
Franz said. "How do they know 
somebody's background, espe- 
cially that young? It is disturb- 
ing, to say the least." 

Sheriff Keith Van Cleve said 
he would meet with state At- 
torn^ General J.B. Van Hol- 
len on Monday morning to 
discuss the case. 

Scorching Chicago 
Marathon leaves 1 
runner dead; Kenya's 
Ivuti wins by fraction 
of second 

CHICAGO CAP) - In a race 
run in scorching heat that left 
one man dead, Kenya's Pat- 
rick hiiti won the Chicago 
Marathon by a fraction of a 
second Sunday. Another 250 
runners were taken to hospi- 
tals because of heat-related 

The 88-degree heat and 
sweltering humiditj^ were so 
draining that organizei-s sh\it 
down the second half of the 
course four hours after the 

hiili leaned at the finish 
line to edge Jaouad Gharib 
of Morocco b\- 0.05 seconds, 
Ethiopia's Rerliane .'Vdere ral- 
lied lo .successfully defend her 
\voniens title. 

Chad Schieber of Midland, 
Mich., 35, collapsed while 
running on the South Side and 
was pronounced dead shortly 
before 1 p.m. at a Veteran's Af- 
fairs hospital, the Cook Coun- 
t\' medical examiner's office. 
An autopsy was scheduled for 
Monday. 

These were record temper- 
atures for the Chicago Mara- 
thon, topping the mark of 84 
degrees in 1979. Runners were 



diverted to the starting area, 
where they \vere provided 
with medical attention and 
cooling misters. Shortages of 
water and energy drinks were 
reported along the 26.2-mfle 

Romney, Giuliani quar- 
rel on taxes, spending; 
Thompson joins GOP 
debate 

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - 
Republican presidential hope- 
fuls Mitt Romney and Rudy 
Giuliani quarreled over tax 
and spending cuts Tuesday, 
each claiming greater commit- 
ment than the other in a de- 
bate in the nation's struggling 
manufacturing heartland. 

The government "is spend- 
ing money of future genera- 
tions and those yet to be born, " 
added Fred Thompson, mak- 
ing his debut on a debate stage 
after a late entry into the race. 
He said future retirees should 
receive smaller Social Security 
benefits than they have been 
promised. 

After months of polite de- 
bate sparring, Giuliani and 
Romney squared off without 
hesitation, a reflection of their 
struggle for primacy in the 
race for their par^''s presiden- 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



tial nomination. 

"I cut taxes 23 times. I be- 
lieve in tax cuts," said Giuliani, 
former mayor of New York and 
leader in national Republican 
polls. 

Romnej- initially conceded 
that, but quickly criticized his 
rival for once filing a court 
challenge to a law that gave 
President Clmton the right to 
veto spendmg items line by 
line. "I'm in favor of the line- 
item veto," he said, adding he 
exercised it 844 times while 
governor of Massachusetts. 



Gunman dies, 5 
injured at Ohio 
school 

CLEVELAND (AP) _ A 14- 
year-old suspended student, 
dressed in black, opened fire 
in his doivnto^\Ti high school 
Wednesday, wounding four 
people as terrified schoolmates 
hid in closets and bathrooms 
and huddled under laboratory 
desks. He then killed him- 
self. A fellow student at Suc- 
cessTech Academy alternative 
school said the shooter, who 
was suspended for fighting two 
days earlier, had made threats 
in front of students and teach- 
ers last week. 




Academy H 
idfire Wednesday at an alterna- 
taken to a Ijospital, the mayor 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



Opinion Editor 
anhpham@southern.edu 



Married with children: part 1 



Before My Fair Lady and I 
entered into marital bliss, she 
called me a week before our 
^vedding and said she had a 
surprise for me. 

Curious, I headed to her 
home after work. I had hardly 
taken one step through the 
door of our future home when 
I saw her standing in the kitch- 
en, grin spread across her face, 
and a skinny fur ball cradled in 



elder told me, "Whenever my 
wife and I have a disagree- 
ment about a decision, we 
compromise and do \vhate\'er 
she says." 

Or what my groomsman, 
Edwin Newton, said in his ru- 
ral Texas drawl, "If momma 
ain't happy, ain't nobody hap- 



But to make nice I would 
call her ■ Kitty until a more 
suitable name could be given 
to her. But we never found a 
better name and Kitty stuck. 
Although Kjtt>' was a few years 
old, she was scra\vny and un- 
dersized. Apparently Kitt>- 
ivFisn't fed verv well when 






"Surprise," she said laugh- 



ing. 



II said. 



"Meow," Fur 
"Oh, no," I thoiight. 
It was already bad enough 
that our future landlord had 
a labrador aod collie running 
loose and pooping in the yard. 
I had \vanted at least a year 
alone with My Fair Lady be- 
fore we added the stress of a 
pet to our marriage. 

But there was the surprise: 
a black, gray and white female 
tabby cat staring at me. 

"Meo\v?" Fur Ball saidagain, 
as if asking me for tuna. 

I stood motionless staring 
at Fur Ball. 

"Say "hello' to daddy," My 
Fair Lady said to Fur Ball. 
Fur Ball stai-ed back at me. 
Apparently My Fair Lady 
couldn't help herself while 
\'isiting an animal shelter ear- 
lier that day. She had stopped 
there to work on an article her 
newspaper editor had assigned 
her. Something to do \\ith 
policy or personnel changes at 
the animal shelter. During the 
interview a shelter employee 
started showing her his favor- 
ite occupant— Fur Ball— and 
Fur Ball had My Fair Lady at 
"Meow." 

Dejected, 1 faced the real- 
ization that I was married with 
children before I was even 
married. 

Really, what could I do 
about it? 
Nothing. 

What My Fair Lady wants, 
My Fair Lady gets. 

It reminds me of what an 




'oks in the house. 



My Fair Lady was happy. 
And I needed to compro- 

So a week before becoming 
a husband, I became Fur Ball's 

It uBsn't long before Fur 
Ball started garnering a lita- 
ny of other names from me. I 
started calling her The Little 
Beggar because of her inces- 
sant whining for human food. 

"MEEEOOOWWW!" she'd 
say at the top of her cattj' 

The Rat was another nick- 
name once we realized that 
Fur Ball would wait until we 
\veren't looking before she 
would attack our plate of food, 
sneak into a sink of unwashed 
dishes or knock over the little 
trash can bj' the fridge to get to 
the contents inside. 

The Unclean Beast was 
what I'd call her when she'd 
jump on the bed or couch and 
then bathe herself. 



she was growing up and her 
growth was stunted. No mat- 
ter how much she ate— and 
she ate like a hungr>' college 
student at an all-you-can-eat 
Country Life buffet— she never 
gained much weight. 

It didn't take long— a few 
da>'s into the marital bliss— for 
the new name to stick \vith our 
adopted feline. Kitt>' might ap- 
pear sleeping, curled up on a 
cushioned chair, but her ears 
\vould perk up at the mention 

"Kit^," I'd repeat and she 
would look at me %vith an ex- 
pectant look. 

"Want a TREAT," I'd say in 
my best cat-like whiny voice. 
At that Kitty would jump up 
and race over to me. I got a kick 
out of that. Sometimes I'd give 
her a piece of bread Cshe loved 
homemade whole wheat), oc- 
casionally some cream and 
once in a blue moon a can of 

I looked forward to seeing 



her after work, and bow she 
climbed on my lap or belly and 
fell asleep. 

Yeah she could still be a 
brat, a rat or an unclean beast, 
but there was no denying Kitty 
was sweet and had a lot of per- 
sonality'. 

A part of the family. 
Last year we celebrated the 
second anniversar\' of Kitt>''s 
adoption. We spoiled her with 
some cheese and tuna, gave 
her a back rub and I told her 
I loved her. 

Kit^' loved the new house 
we mo\'ed into in Collegedale. 
It had plent>' of nooks and 
crannies she could hide in 
when she had enough of My 
Fair Udy and me (a.La Kitly 's 
pets). She especially loved the 
new yard that opened up to the 
Biology Trail. It was populated 
mth plentj' of squirrels she 
could hunt, and best of all no 
dogs running loose and poop- 
ing in her yard. 

Gradually, her excursions 
aivay from home grew longer. 
I'd worry when she wouldn't 
come home by the time I got 
off work. Kitfy would take her 
time, but she always came 
home, want us to pet her, and 
sometimes fall asleep on us. 

Last Januaiy, my wife 
called me and said she found 
a note on our door. It had a 
phone number to a pet clinic 
and a message that Kitty was 
dead. A neighbor later told us 
that someone knocked on his 
door and apologized for hit- 
ting Kitty with a car. 

That someone didn't leave a 
name, but took Kitt>' to the vet. 
Pelvis crushed and other bones 
broken, the vet decided to end 
Kitty's suffering. When my 
wife finally saw her at the pet 
clinic, Kitty was already gone. 
Aside from a spot of blood on 
her nose, Kitty looked like she 
was sleeping, head resting on 

The clinic asked us if we 
wanted to claim Kitty's bodj' 
or ha\'e it thrown away with 
the rest of the clinic's garbage. 
I claimed Kitty's body, took 
her home, and buried her in 



Letter to 
the Editor: 

Appreciation 
for students 



Dear Editor: 

I like that, in the evenings, 
I can bring my little giris to 
a campus softball game or 
eater\' and feel completely 
comfortable "Ith the interac- 
tions the\' have with Southern 
students. They're exposed to 
neither crude language or to 
lifeless gazing. Instead they 
see college students full of 
hfe, humor and even persona! 

To me, the students at 
Southern are the most health\ , 
balanced demographic in the 
Collegedale community. They 
bring needed energ>', di\-ersitj' 
and the kind of fi-esh outlook 
that most of us lose when we're 
here long enough. Students, 
you shouldn't underestimate 
yourselves. The greatest 
movements in history started 
on college campuses, and you 
ought to rise up and change 
the things that need chang- 
ing before you leave here for 
your own mortgages, careers, 
and small children that beg 
to come to work with you be- 
cause they don't want to go to 
bed. 

Andy Nash 

Associate professor, School of 

Journalism & Communication 



the backyard where she loved 
hunting. 

For weeks I'd come home, 
expecting her high-pitched 
greetings, and then remember 
she was gone. I've never had 
a pet before or after Kittj' and 
I never thought I'd ever care 
about anything less than hu- 
nmn. But Kitty was part of the 
femily. 

There are some memories 
that can't be thrown away. 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 1 , 2007 



ifestyles 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



Southern's chaplain on love & marriage 



Pastor Breanon Kirstein 
begins his first full school year 
as Southern's chaplain in a 
role he considers his dream 
job. Brennon and his uife, the 
former Brandy Lewis, bring a 
spiritual aroma to Southern's 
campus. On April 8, 2007, 
Brennon tied the knot and 
made a life long commitment 
to Brandy. 

Q: When and ^vhere did 
you and Brandy meet? 

Brennon: It was Janu- 
ary 2006, and I was work- 
ing as the young adult pastor 
at Forest Lake Church. I was 
feeling really sick during this 
;,,tim£ and when I \vas told that 
a new staff member would be 
coming I was really bitter that 
I had not been part of the in- 
terview process. It was Week 
of Prayer and 1 was talking 
the following day so I figured 
I would check to see what was 
happening in the sanctuan'. I 
carae just to obser\'e the meet- 
mg, but instead found myself 
observing Brandy. 

Q: How long did you date 
each other before you 
knew you wanted to get 
married? 

Brennon: We were in 
a solid relationship for six 
months, anticipating the day 
when we would tie the knot 
The struggle for us wasn't ac- 
tually after we got together it 
was more like if I dated her 
would she be the one I many.' 
If I'm in something, it's for the 
long run. 

Brandy: I received major 
confirmations from the Lord; 
I knew the Lord wanted us to- 
gether. So when we did get to- 
gether we knew from the start 
we would get married. 

I knew that my calling 
was to be a pastor's uife. I've 
known for nearly sue years I 
would many a man in minis- 
try. 



Q: How would you de- 
scribe your "perfect day" 
together? 

Brennon and Brandy (in 
unison): Engagement dayl 

Brandy: He did such a 
wonderful job. He told me to 
clear my schedule, and bring 
a change of clothes. He never 
specified it would be the day 
he'd propose, I just knew it 
would be. He took me to Dis- 
ney World, where I've never 
been, and all day I Sras think- 
ing "When %vill he ask me?" 

Brennon: We went to din- 
ner and we sat at a table that 
overlooked the lake, on tlie op- 
posite side of the Magic King- 
dom, A fireivork shoi\' started 
during our meal and you 
would think this was the per- 

- but 1 wasn't going to propose 
then. It was after the meal that 
we went to downtown Orlando 
and between t\vo lit palm trees 
set a table and chairs with a 
guitar next to it. I said amus- 
ingly, "Wow, look at that. Why 
don't t\'e just go over here." 

"There is high 

importance in spiritual 

depth and that you're 

connecting on the 

same level." 
- Brennon Kirstein 

Brandy: Of course at this 
moment I knew what was go- 
ing to happen. 

Brennon: 0\'er three years 
ago I wrote a letter to my "fu- 
ture wife" and I saved it until 
this very- moment - 1 then read 
the letter to her. I continued 
this romantic evening by pla>'- 
ing her a song on my guitar and 
on the last verse I got down on 
one knee and proposed. Since 
she wasn't interested in a dia- 
mond ring, I had a picture of 
a grandfather clock to give to 
her. We eventually want to put 
our engagement and wedding 



date on it, and that \v\\\ be our Now I see that doing these 
constant reminder of our love things are helping us, and that 
for each other. I'm okay with it. 




Q: What was it like the 
first couple weeks of being 
married? 

Brennon: We had a great 
honeymoon in the Caribbean 
-that's for sure. 

Brandy: Yes, it was great, 
although the first few weeks 
were the hardest I think. We 
had never lived together and 
we had so many adjustments 
to get used to. 

Brennon: I snore. 

Brandy; Oh yes, he does. 
I couldn't help but think, "I 
can't sleep in the same room 
as him if he keeps snoring," So 
I just had to find ways to ad- 
just to it. 

Q. What have you had to 
compromise in your mar- 
Brandy: Honestly, I have 
been lacking in the housework 
and I've had him do it all for 
me because I was over my 
head in school and work. I just 
didn't ha\'e the time to do it. 

Brennon: Before marriage 
I \vas in a routine of cleaning 
and buying groceries myself, 
but when I got married it felt 
different, as though initially 
she wasn't pulling her weight 



Q. What has been the 
greatest challenge so far? 

Brertnon: When it comes 
to finances, our 10-year differ- 
ence in age is huge. I'm well 
a^rare of hoiv much responsi- 
bilitj' there is when it comes 
to paying bills and keeping up 
^rith all the finances. I have ex- 
pectations and tr>ing to be pa- 
tient is the biggest challenge. 

Brandy: Well, I hadn't 
lived on my own where I bad 
to pay lots of bills so it was a 
struggle getting used to having 
a paycheck to manage. This is 
a whole new life and I'm still 
trying to get used to it. 

Q. What advice would you 
offer to couples who are 
committed and want to 
take that next step? 

Brennom I think there is 
high importance in spiritual 
depth and that you're connect- 
ing on the same level. It's not 
enough to just be an Adventist 
or a Christian. There are so 
many other levels that make a 
couple complete. I think that if 
there isn't congruence in spiri- 
tuality, then that should give 
you thought as to how serious 
the relationship should get. 



Question 
Week*^' 



What's the number one 
characteristic you look 
for in a mate? 

"A mama's boy. If they respect 
their mother, then they'U re- 

- Alexis Benz 



"FamCy values: just being re- 
spectful and supportive to- 
ward their family. I think this 
gives them the ability to work 

- CrisHna Hernandez 

"They ha\'e to be more in love 
with Christ than thej' are vvith 



eofhui 






big joker and girls usually like 
guys that are similar to their 

-ReneeMathis 

"If they don't ha\'e a personal- 
ity or good character - some- 
thing intriguing, then there's 
nothing to pursue." 

- Lenxmy Recinos 

"Spiritual and praj's every day 
and that kind of thing." 

- Marlon Charles 

"They take time out to be with 
me and they have to like chil- 

- Alexis Benz 

"Likes foreign cars. I could 
never love a Ford lover." 
-Kari Wright 

"Mad rope skills. I might 
someone to peel me off a rock 
someday." 

- Brandon Khams 



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



reli gion 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

m hay @sout hern, edu 



Student missionary finds salvation in the blood 



On Friday nights, 1 usu- 
ally get to bed later because 
we have vespers at the house 
which ends wWh the generator 
being turned otT around eight- 
ish. This week, it was even lat- 
er because the generator that 
gives the house and hospital 
power was on. When I got back 
to my hut, I could hear the 
generator running at the hos- 
pital. As I drifted off to sleep, 
my thoughts were prayers be- 
ing sent up to God for James 
and whoever else was working 
in surgerj'. 

I woke up to Liz calling my 
name and a bright light was 
coming in my door. She was 
dressed up in surgery' gear, 
coming to get me. They needed 
me to give blood to the woman 
who was in surgery. Immedi- 
ately, I \\as awake, trjing to 
find something to put on to go 
to the hospital in. It was about 
12:30 am when Liz came in 
and Mature was at the door 
wondering ^vhat was going on. 
I think he was ready to beat 



whoever it ^vas that had come 
running up to my hut with a 
big stick/machete. 

We started running toward 
the hospital and the entire time 
I was pra>ing. There wasn't 
much time, so I M^as prajing 
for my veins to open up and 
for the blood to just flow, i 
was pra>ing for a miracle, for 
the needle to not hurt like it 
did the last two times, for me 
not to pass out so 1 could actu- 
ally gi\'e a bag of blood to help 
the person who so desperately 
needed. 

"She's bleeding every- 
where," Liz said. The blood 
is all over everything, her feet, 
the floor, herself. Her spleen 
needs to be taken out and they 
had to clean up her intestines- 
she's in bad shape." 

As ^ve near the hospital I 
tell Liz that it is going to be a 
miracle from God if I can give 
a bag of blood. 

We get into the bloc and I 
sit by the wall waiting for the 
current woman who is giv- 
ing blood to finish. They had 
to stick her 6 times to get her 



veins. Anatole, the lab guy who 
is the best around at sticking 
people is massaging her arm 
to get the blood to flowinto the 
bag. She looks a bit bored and 
is very quiet. She's the older 
sister of the woman in surger>', 
they tell me. 

The whole time I was pray- 
ing. 

"Please make my veins 
bigger, be with the surgeon, 
the nurses, the woman." I tr>' 
to concentrate on praying-I 
didn't want to let my mind 
wander and to think about the 
fear and pain of passing out 
again. Finally, the older sister 
finished giving blood and they 
cleared off a spot on the trans- 
portation gurney for me to sit 






I suggest that they trj' the 
other arm because the last 
two times the right arm was 
no good. They put the rubber 
band on and get out the fatty 
needle. I'm still pra>ing. The}' 
stick, and instantly I know that 
it was a different, 1 can feel the 
warm blood flo\\'ing through 
the plastic tubing into the bag. 



Sarah even comments on how 
fast it's coming out. I start giv- 
ing praise to God. He gave the 
miracle we all asked for; He 
opened up the veins and let 
the blood flow. They finished 
mth me and took the bag in 
to the woman. I stayed seated 
pra>ing. The giving was com- 
plete. But then again, maybe I 
wasn't called to give blood but 
to pray for this \voman. 

I have never really just sat 
some^vhe^e pleading for the 
straight up life of someone. I 
claimed the hospital for God 
and asked that the blood He 
gave would cover all of us and 
those who are helping her. Af- 
ter a little o\'er an hour later 
they closed her up, after tak- 
ing out her HUGE spleen, 
larger than a homemade loaf 
of bread. They still aren't sure 
^v'hat is all going on inside 
her but they've done all they 
could for now so they take her 
to the bed, which they had to 
discharge someone for. All the 
beds in the hospital are full. 

Liz and I head over to the 
American house at about 2:30 



a.m. for food for me (a perk of 
donating blood) and a shower 
for her. As I sit in the dark- 
ness, my thoughts go back 
to how great God is and how 
amazing tonight has been for 
me. Stilllcontbiuetoprayfor 
that woman and her healing. 
God performed a miracle for 
me and that woman tonight. 

It's not the first time He's 
given a gift of blood and it 
won't be the last. 



Sonya Reaves is serving in 
Tchad, Africa at the Hopital 
Adventiste. She is a recent 
graduate of Southern and 
graduated with her bachelor's 
of Social Work and a minor in 
Non-profit Management. She 
is working with the kids who 
are at the hospital long term 
as well as working on stai-ting 
programs. She is serving with 
Liz Randall a nursing student 
also from Southei'n. They will 
both be there until May 2008. 
Her blog is lasonya.btogspot. 
com and Liz blog is lizrandall. 



Spending a night at the home of a terrorist hunter 



Ryan Whitehil\d 



Last year, I was in Turkey 
as a student missionan', and 
at the end of my time there I 
was able to go on a three week 
trip to the southern part of the 
counir}-. Toward the end of 
thi.s trip. I had an exciting ex- 
perience. 

Some friends and I decided 
to go on a four da>' hike across 
a mountain range, but we gol 
started late in the afternoon. 
As sundown approached. \\l> 
knew that we needed to Unci 



ipla. 



slatei 






road that w ent off lo our right. 
We could see a fairly rundown 
house \rilh a small shed. 



"Let's 



sliw 






their property," my 
aiy friend said. It would have 
been ok if there hadn't been 
so many Turkish signs by 




thL> 



' the road s 



ing 'Stay Out, 'No Trespass- 
ing", Keep Out", 'STOP.' But 
we went anyway and found a 
nice young man w orking in his 
garden thai was happy for us 
to stay in his shed where all of 
their goats slept. 

We started preparing our 
pot of lentils, potatoes and 



veggies, but then my friend 
had another bright idea. "Why 
don't we ask them if we can 
use their fire since thcN' have 
one going already," he said. Of 
course the nice Turkish hos- 
pitality tomes through again 
and our food is quickly taken 
to be cooked over their nice 
open fire. 

[•:ver>'thing up to this point 
was fairl>' normal. We were 
taking rocks out of the grass we 
were going lo sleep on. Then 
Turkish hospitality comes 
through again! They invite us 
to eat dinner with them. Aswe 
sit down lo eal, a car pulls up 
in their dirt dri\ewaj . By this 
time, it's dark and the only 
light is from a lantern and our 
flashlights. The man of the 
house walks in, \\'elcomes us, 
and invites us to sit down for 
dinner. After the meal was 
over, for some reason he want- 



ed to show us his guns. 

So as my Turkish friend 
leans over to interpret what 
this guy is getting, the man 
with this large gun 






) Lell I 






pensive the gun is and what he 
uses it for. He paid 522,000 
for ihc gun and says that he 
hunts 'enemies of the slate". 
He goes into more detail ask- 
ing us if we knew of certain 
terrorist groups in Turkey. He 
lold us thai there \vere small 
bands of terrorists training 



the 



the 



As 



tains we were hiking ii 
imagine, 



gun in my hands, to his face, 
and then back to the gun. This 
man (whose house we were in 
and who wilt eventually ask 
us to stay in the next room 
and sleep beside him) \vas us- 
ing his expensive gun to hunt 
down and kill terrorists. At 
this point we were serioush' 
\sondering whether we were 
in the right place or not. But 
;.5 we wmild Inter see, we were 
right where God wanted us to 



To be continued... 



eyes were big by this t 
^>'hat made our eyes grow big- 
ger and what made our hearts 
beal faster was when he said, 
"But don't worrj'; no prob- 
lem... There are no more ter- 
rorists in these mountains..." 
My eyes shift from the large 



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sports 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 

Richard Boyd San Miguel 

Sports Editor 

richardb®southern.edu 



Red Socks Changing Things Up 



Richard Bovd San Miguel 



Manager Terry Francona is 
smtching up the team rota- 
tion for the American League 
Championship Series. Tues- 
day, he announced that Curt 
Schilling will be the Game 
2 starter in this round and 
Daisuke Matsuzaka will pitch 
Game 3 at Jacobs Field. 

Ace Josh Beckett \\1U pitch 
Game 1 as he did in the Ameri- 
can League Division Series. As 
we all remember last round, it 
was Dice-K who pitched Game 
2 leading the Red Sox's to a 6-3 
victory. It was Schilling who 
pitched a masterful 7-inning 
shutout game against the An- 
gels in Game 3. As for Game 
4, Tim Wakefield, who wasn't 
active for the di\1sion series, 
has been upgraded from hope- 
ful to probable as the Game 4 

Wakefield took a big leap 
fonvard Tuesdaj', throwing 77 
pitches over five simulated in- 
nings against his teammates. 
Late last season, the king of 
knuckleballs was bothered by 
soreness in the back of his right 
shoulder. But how did it feel 
in the simulated game? "Good 
enough," Wakefield said. 

If for some reason Wake- 
field has a problem in the 
upcoming schedule, the Red 
Sox will bring back Beckett 
on three days rest for Game 4. 
Because of the off-days in the 
schedule, Beckett could then 
pitch Game 7 on a regular four 
days of rest. As of right now 
the Red Sox are confident the 
contingency play uill not have 



to take place and Wakefield, 
who has ^von 17 playoff games, 
is good to go for Game 4. 

"Right now, barring any 
change of weather, barring 
any. ..unforeseen changes, that 
would be our approach go- 
ing in," said Red Sox pitching 
coach John Farrell. "^e'll cer- 
tainly re-evaluate him in the 
morning when he comes in." 

What about the decision to 
flip-flop Matsuzaka and Schil- 
ling? 

"1 think we tried to accom- 
plish some things with Schill 
by giung him rest (in the Di- 
vision Series), which I think 
really helped," Francona said. 
"Daisuke's days are going to be 
a little bit mixed up anv^ray, so 
it's almost like skipping i 
It will give him some time [to 
prepare], whether it's against 
hitter or side sessions. We just 
feel, like this is our best way to 
go forward." 

Matsuzaka pitched one of 
his best games of the season at 
Jacobs Field, outdueling C.C. 
Sabathia, 1-0, July 24. 

"I feel the mound there was 
good to pitch off of compared 
to others," Matsuzaka said. 
"It was a comfortable mound. 
It will be good to pitch there 

All in all, the Red Sox are 
doing ever>-thing they can 
to prepare for the Indians 
who will be coming out of the 
gate with co-aces Sabathia 
and Fausto Carmona for the 
first two games, which will be 
plaj'ed Friday and Saturday at 
Fenway. 




League Championship Series 



Red Sox vs. Indians 

®BOS 10/12 7:10 p.m. 

«'BOS 10/13 8:21 p.m. 

®CLE 10/15 7:10p.m. 

eCLE 10/16 8:21 p.m. 

■SCLE 10/18 8:21 p.m. 

®BOS 10/20 TBA 

©BOS 10/21 TBA 



National League 

Rockies v. Diamondbacks 

©ARI 10/11 8:37 p.m. 

®ARI 10/12 10:18p.m. 

®COL 10/14 8:37 p.m. 

©COL 10/15 10:18p.m. 

®COL 10/17 8:37 p.m. 

SARI 10/19 8:37 p.m. 

IBARI 10/20 TBA 



The Rebels 
Haag, Ryim 
Herod and Jason Hogan. 



Rebels, Unity win All Night Softball 



The Rebels and Unit>^ out- 
lasted and outplayed 37 other 
teams at this year's All Night 
Softball Tournament Saturday 

On the men's side, the Reb- 
els beat Shazam 14-S, and 
Unitj' claimed a hard-fought 
3-1 -victory over Chic This to 
take the women's champion- 

The games began at 8:30 
p.m. as the first eight teams 
filled the four diamonds be- 
hind the Village Market and 
CoUegedale Academy. As the 
hours v\ent by, some teams ad- 
vanced, while others were sent 
to bed after only one game. 

"We all played really hard, 
e\'er)'body did good. We did 
our best," said Amanda Chase 
after her team, the Sparklers, 
lost their first game to Team 
Extreme. 

But Softball wasn't the only 
great thing about the all-night 
event. Brad Betack, a senior 
journalism pre-law major and 
a member of the MudHens, 
said the atmosphere made it 

"Eveiyone's out here, ev- 
eryone's actually watching the 
game," Betack said. 



Amanda Worrell, a fresh- 
man accounting major and 
member of the Balhstic Bomb- 
shells, said it was her team- 
mates that made the night en- 
joyable. 

"It's fim plaving with peo- 
ple I've gotten to know over 
the past month or so," Worrell 

With so many teams play- 
ing, it took some time to get 
ever^'one on the diamonds. To 
shorten the games, only one 
pitch and two outs were al- 
lowed. While this did shorten 



the game length, some players 
didn't like the arrangement. 

"I understand why they 
have to have the short games 
but... having the one pitch and 
the two outs, you can't really 
play," said Katie Jacobs, a ju- 
nior religious education major 
and a member of the Spar- 
Mike Boyd, ph>'sical educa- 
tion professor, said the bleach- 
ers were full of fans until about 
4 a.m. The tournament lasted 
for more than 11 hours, finish- 
ing at 8:03 a.m. Sunday. 



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chatter 

Upcoming events calendar 



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2007 



Birthdays 



Friday, October 12 

Payday 
7:11p.m. -Sunset 

8 p.m. - InTents Vespers, 
Tent, Dave Ferguson 

After Vespers - Adoration, 
Lynn Wood 

After Vespers - Hymn Sing, 
Talge Chapel 

Saturday, October 13 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church Ser- 
\ices, Collegedale Church, 
John Nixon 

9:45 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - Something Else Sab- 
bath School, Thatcher South 
White Oak Room 

10 a.m. ~ 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 
10 & 11:30 a.m. - The "Hiird, 
CA, Mike Fulbright 
10:15 a-ni. - Come & Reason 
Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South T^R^Qgra:^ __, 

11:30 a.m. -SMC & DEEP 
Sabbath, Tent 

2 p.m. - Outreach Opportuni- 
ties, Front of Wright Hall 

3 p.m. - Forum Discussion 
with Oak-wood College, Tent 
4:30 p.m. - Lawn Concert, 



Cancelled 

- Supper, Dining 5 p.m. - McKee Library' Closes 



7 p.m. - Evensong, Church; 
Organist, Rebecca Peck, Read- 
er, Ray Minner 

8-10 p.m. - Men's Club Bowl- 
ing Night, Holiday Bowl, Chat- 
tanooga (Bring Southern ID 
Card) 

Sunday, October 14 

No Field Trips or Tours (14- 

17) 

7:30 p.m. - Wuid Symphony 

Concert, Church (Convocation 

Credit) 

Monday, October 15 

3:30 p.m. - Undergraduate 

Council 

7:30 p.m. - Andes Culture: 

Inca Son, lies P.E. Center 

(Double Convocation Credit) 

Tuesday, October 16 

National Boss Day 
12 p.m. - Tornado Siren Test 
7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall 
Joint Worship, Thatcher 



(18-21) 

University Health Center 

Closed (18-21) 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. - McKee Library 



Saturday, October 20 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church Ser- 
vices, Collegedale Church 

10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 
CA 

Sunday, Oirtober 21 

8 a.m.-3 p.m. - Flea Market, 
Wood/Talge Parking Lots 
6-11 p.m. - McKee Librar>' 
Open 

Monday, October 22 

Last day for 40 % tuition re- 
No tuition refund after today 



Verified, Records Office 
7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall 
Joint Worship, Thatcher 
7:30 p.m. - Organ: Sietze 
de Vries & Michael Barone, 
Church (Convocation Credit) 

Wednesday, October 24 

7 p.m. - SA Senate, White Oak 

Thursday, October 25 

Alumni Homecoming (25-28) 
11 a.m. - Convocation, lies 
P.E. Center, Shaunti & Jeff 
Feldhahn 

3:30 p.m. - Graduate Council, 
Robert Merchant Room 
5-6:30 p.m. - Free SA Supper, 
lies P.E. Center 

6 p.m, - Alumni Banquet, Din- 
ing Hall 

7 p.m. - Convocation, Thatch- 
er, Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn 
(Convocation Credit) 

8 p.m. - Organ Concert, 
Church, Sietze de Vries 



Wednesday, October 17 Tuesday, October 23 

Symphony Orchestra Tour 5 p.m. - Mid-Term Grades 



FaU 

Festi^'aI Parade: This years 
SA Fall Festival Parade will be 
held on Simday, Nov. 4 instead 
of the scheduled Oct. 28. 



Student life announcements 



FLA Young Alumni Week- 
end: Forest Lake Academy 
is hosting its annual Young 
Alumni Weekend on Oct. 19 
and 20, Join your friends and 
former classmates from the 
years of 1999-2007 for an ex- 
citing weekend. Vespers will 
be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 
worship on Sabbath ^viU be 
at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 20, and 
there will also be a basketball 
game at 8 p.m. on Saturday 
night. For more information 
contact the FLA Alumni Office 
31407-772-3780. 
Alumni Homecoming 

Weekend; This year's Alumni 
Homecoming Weekend will be 
on Oct. 25-28, and there will 
be many activities that will be 
of interest to current students 
as well as the alumni. Tliese 
include: 

School of Business & Man- 
agement Banquet: On 



Thursday, Oct. 25 the School 
of Business & Management 
will be hosting a banquet at 6 
p.m. in the Collegedale Church 
Fellowship Room. There will 
be professional networking 
opportunities for current busi- 
ness students and alumni. 
Pre-registration is required 
through the School of Business 
& Management. 
School of Business & Man- 
agement Seminars: The 
School of Business & Manage- 
ment will be presenting semi- 
nars that offer an opportunity 
for professional growth and 
networking for current busi- 
ness students and alumni. The 
seminars will be held on Fri- 
day, Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. in Ack- 
erman Auditorium. Pre-regis- 
tration is required through the 
School of Business & Maneige- 

Vespers: Friday, Oct 26 at 8 



p.m., Don VoUmer, an alum- 
nus of Southern, will be speak- 
ing for vespers in the Colleg- 
edale Church Sanctuarj'. 
Concert: There will be a free 
concert, open to current stu- 
dents and alumni on Friday, 
Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in the lies 
P.E. Center. Contemporary 
Christian Artist, Brandon 
Heath, will be performing. 
Church Services: On Sab- 
bath, Oct. 27 church services 
will be held at 9 & 11:30 a.m. 
in the Collegedale Church. 
The speaker for 1st service will 
be Andy McDonald, and the 
speaker for 2nd service will be 
John Cress. 

Sacred Concert: A Sacred 
Concert will be held in the 
Church Sanctuar>' at 4 p.m. on 
Sabbath. Dan Landrum will be 
playing the hammer dulcimer, 
and this event will be open to 
current students and alumni, 



free of charge. 

Organ Concert: E\'ensong 
on Saturday, Oct. 27 will be at 
6:30 p.m. in the Church Sanc- 
tuary. Sietze de Vries will per- 
form on the organ. 
Wedgwood Trio Concert: 
Saturday night, Oct. 27, there 
will be 3 concert in lies P.E. 
Center at 8 p.m. The con- 
cert ivill be performed by the 
Wedgwood Trio and is ft'ee 
of chaise to current students 
with Southern ID card. 
Southern Shuffle: The an- 
nual Southern Shuffle will start 
on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 
p.m. between the Music build- 
ing and the duck pond. This is 
a 5K race and 1 mile fun run/ 
walk for all ages on a campus 
course. There will be a $10 per 
person onsite entry fee. 
Car Show: On Sunday, Oct. 
28 at 10 a.m. there will be an 
Antique and Classic Car Show 
io the Music building park- 
ing lot. This event is free and 
is open to current students, 
alumni, and community mem- 



October 12- 

Michael Browne, Jamie 
Kitterman, Annalisa 
Molina, Laurel Guthrie, 
Deanna Baasch 

October 13- 

Ryan Yeo, Jacqueline Daily, 
Monica Mattingly, Bansuk 
Ju, Edward Georgeson, 
Gabriel Santa Cruz, Karla 
Castillo, Joseph Perricellia, 
Dale Picitett, Seth Neria, 
Viktorija Rimko , 

October 14- 

Erick Castro, Heinz 
Wiegand, Jacque Liles, 
Sara Schaetzka, Maleah 
Humphrey, Elizabeth 
Underwood, Esther Myers, 
Cameron Houmann, 
Shadelle Loiten 

October 13- 

Jesus Melendez, Kelly 
Klein, Andrea Comejo, Ray 
on Dixon, Lincoln Llew- 
ellyn, Elisabeth Stanaway, 
Steph Laroche, Max Coon, 
Jonathan Cross 

October 16- 

SusieSchomburg, Baonor 
Downs, Danielle James, 
Tracy Windover, Carrie 
Cook, Brian Gauthier, Ste- 
phen Jamieson, Alexander 
Stele, Steve Martinez, 
Patricia Sweeney, Jared 
Williams, Guian Goulet 

October 17- 
Miss>' Maracle, Joe Val- 
ente, Alise fonashku, Jose- 
lyn Ghulam, Melissa Cous- 
er, Megan Sutherland, 
Robert Brett, Alyssa Min- 
ear, Andira Ferguson 

October 18- 

Robin George, Nate Dubs, 
Tandra Young, Kamarra 
Gordon, Stacey Sausa, 
Erika Hogans, Sean 
Bispham, Rina, Mendoza, 
Kimmie Jepson, Shanshan 




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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2007 

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Cartoon Editor 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 7 



COMMUNITY 



'InStyle' theme 
for service day 



Student Association is mak- 
ing Communis' Senice Day 
"InS^le" this year, but don't 
expect anything fashion-relat- 
ed. Instead, expect to see ser- 
vice as part of Southern's new 
fashion trend. 

"It's not about fashion, or 
clothes, it's about a trend, a 
style that develops into a life- 
style, then into culture," said 
Renee Baumgartner, Student 
Association public relations 
officer responsible for Com- 
munitj' Service Day. 

SA is promoting Southern's 
biggest ev^ent to the communi- 
ty by encouraging the idea that 
serving others is "in." 



This 



, SA 1 






tin Luther King Jr. Day to be 
more than just one day of out- 
reach. Baumgartner said they 
want the attitude of senice to 
become a lifestyle on campus. 
"This is just a campaign so 
that it [service] can be a hfe- 
long practice," Baumgartner 

As a way to help students 
adopt this approach, SA in- 
vites everyone to get involved 




San Bemadino City firefighters spray down fires approaching Highway i8 in Running Springs, Calif., Wednes- 
day. Oct. 24, 2007. The devastating wildfires in Southern Caiifomia have caused at least Sj billion in damage in 
San Diego County alone, officials said Wednesday, as easing wind gave firefighters hope that they could begin to 
gain ground against thejlames. (AF Photo/JeffChiu) 

Fires threaten students' homes 



As ^^^ldfires rage through- 
out Southern California the 
homes of several Southern 
students are at risk and one 
has been destroyed. 

The fires have consumed 
more than 434,000 acres and 
forced nearly a million Califor- 
nians out of their homes since 
Sunday, according to CNN, 

Late Tuesday, Monika Bliss, 
junior mass comm. advertis- 
ing major, heard that the fire 



swept through her small neigh- 
borhood in Running Springs, 
Calif., probably destroying her 
family's home. 

"I'm glad I'm not there be- 
cause there's nothing 1 can do. 
If I were there I'd be an abso- 
lute wreck," Bliss said. 

Like many California resi- 
dents Bliss anxiously tracked 
the fire's movement through 
an online community- forum 
where eyewitness updates and 
information from police scan- 
ners are posted. 



"I \\'as studjing and I kept 
thinking what if there's more 
news, I couldn't focus," Bliss 

Sisters Christa, a psychol- 
ogy major, and Katie Hand, a 
nursing major, live farther to 
the west in Lake Arrowhead. 
Their father ^vas at work when 
their neighborhood was evacu- 
ated and he was not permitted 
to return home to retrieve any 
valuables. 

SKE FIRES, PAfiE 3 



SIFE partners with Hamilton Community Church 



EmilvYouni 



Church to develop a nine acre 
plot of land located next to the 
church on Shallowford Road. 

The project will raise mon- 
ey to gi\'e the church resources 
to reach out to tlie communit>'. 






Students in Free Enterprise 
(SIFE), an on-campus organi- 
zation forbusiness students, is 
putting their business knowl- 
edge to work by partnering said pastor Mark Bresee. The 
\\'ith the Hamilton Community church has yet to decide how sopht 



INDEX 



going to use the land, agement and business man- 

"We've talked about a strip agement major, 
mall or several free-standing But zoning isn't the only 

stores; we're trying to figure consideration in developing 

out zoning issues to see what the land. SIFE is faced with 

our options are," said Ben Tor- the obstacle of finding a way 

SIFE project leader and 

construction man- see SIFE, [■aces 



Groundbreaking 
for new nursing 
building delayed 



Groundbreaking ceremo- 
nies for the new nursing build- 
ing have been delayed until 
November due to continuing 
negotiations \sith a major do- 

"This is one of the largest 
partnerships for the university' 
e\er,'' said Christopher Carey, 
vice president for advance- 
ment. The delay helped us. 
It shoued (the donors) that 
\\'e're serious about this." 

One outcome of the part- 
nership mil be a name for the 
building, which \%-ilI be an- 
nounced after board appro\'aI, 
Carey said. Administration 
wants the news about the ma- 
jor donor and the resulting 
new name to coincide with the 
groundbreaking celebration. 

The building project will 
not be delayed by the later 
groundbreaking and is still 
set to be completed by fall of 

The building will have more 
than h\1ce the space of Herin 
Hall, from 13,651 square feet 
to about 32,000 square feet, 
said Marty Hamiiton, associ- 
ate vice president for financial 
administration. 

Barbara James, dean of the 
School of Nursing, said the 
nursing program has not been 
fully housed in Herin Hall for 
at least 15 years due to space 



"I'm most excited about the 
vhole program being under 
jne roof again," James said. 



News 


2-3 


Senators 


4-5 


Opinion 


6 


Lifestyles 


7 


Religion 


8 


Sports 


9 


Campus Chatter 


10 


Classifieds 


11 


Cartoons 


12 



NEWS 




To see what is 
"InStyle" this year, 
go to page 2. 



SPORTS 




For a recap of game 
1 of the World Series, 
see page 9. 



2 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 




<ine up far food al KR's Wednesday afternoon. Linei 
n the cnroliment of Southern's student body. 

Enrollment continues to grow 



For the eighth 
year, Southern has a record 
enrollment -with 2,640 stu- 
dents, up 47 students from 
last school year. 

Man>' new additions are 
drawing students to Southern 
year after year, according to 
Southern's Web site. Starting 
in 1995, Southern added grad- 
uate programs, a School of Vi- 
sual Art & Design and distance 
learning opportunities. New 
buildings like the science cen- 
ter and iveliness center have 
also contributed to the gro\vth 



at Southern. 

Currently, there are no 
plans to cap enrollment, but 
Southern is more selective 
during the application pro- 

"Admission standards 

have been raised," said Jackie 
James, assistant director of 
enrollment services. "We now 
require slightly higher GPA 
and ACT scores to gain admis- 
sion to Southern." 

This school year, adminis- 
trators ha^'e added the Mump 
Start' program. This program, 
which is intended for new 
students on academic proba- 



tion, gives the students a taste 
_ of college life and what is re- 
quired to have a successful 
college career. 

"College is not for everj- 
one," said Marc Grundy, asso- 
ciate Wee president of market- 
ing and enrollment. "But we 
want to gi\e our students the 
best so that each one will suc- 
ceed while here at Southern." 
While enrollment continues 
to grow at Southern, some stu- 
dents are worried about hous- 
ing and parking availability on 
campus. 

SEE ENROLLMENT, PAGE3 



Students encouraged to 
choose their mission 



Hann 



^ KuNTz 



In celebration of the 40th 
anniversary of student mis- 
sions at Southern, the depart- 
ment is putting on a week to 
emphasize mission possibili- 
ties for students. 

The week \vi\\ kick off on 
Monda>-, Oct. 29, and will con- 
clude with the Missions Expo 
on Saturday, Nov. 3. 

The theme for the week is 
"Choose Your Mission." 

"We wanted to emphasize 
that people have to make tlie 
choice. It's not just something 
that's part of your degree au- 
dit," said Amanda Jehle, pres- 
ident of the student missions 

The emphasis on student 



s at an especial- 
ly important time. This year, 
all the North American Ad- 
ventist universities ha^■e had 
! of student 
. To help fill the 
shortage, Student Missions 
Coordinator Gayle Moore and 
Southern Chaplain Brennon 
Kirstein have a goal of send- 
ing 10 percent of the Southern 
student body each year as mis- 



Moore is working on her 
first student missions empha- 
sis week. Moore said the club 
patterned the week by look- 
ing at previous years, and that 
there will be various activities 
throughout the week to re- 



Dean becomes English professor 



a memory like an elephant," 
said Dwight Magers, Talge 
Hall dean of men. "We hated 
to see him defect to the Eng- 
lish department." 

Organizing housing meant 
being able to connect with stu- 
dents and knowing everyone's 
name, which was something 
Negron really enjoyed. As a 
full-time teacher, he feels that 
the chances to connect with 
students will be fewer. 

"I'll miss the opportunities 
to get to know students on a 
personal basis," Negron said. 



After 14 years as men's dean 
and Southern's director of 
housing, Dennis Negron has 
started teaching full time in 
the English department. 

Negron has taught English 
part-time for years but said it 
was hard for him to be a dean, 
teach and have enough family 
time. The switch gave him the 
opportunit\' to pursue his pas- 
sion for English and time to 
focus more on his family. 

"He was great fun to work 
witli, he lo\'ed the students, he 
%vas very organized and he has 



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TheSfiidait VokeSince 1926 



Beniamin Stitzer 



Virtual classes offered at academies 



Southern's physics depart- 
ment is hosting a live xirtual 
class combining high school 
and college physics credit for 
Forest Lake Academy in Or- 
lando, Fla. 

"The process of combining 
live\ideo and companion tools 
mth an on-site facilitator is 
unique in the North American 
division education system," 
said Chris Hansen, physics 
department chair, "This is cut- 
ting edge." 

The program has gone well 
so far, with only minor techni- 
cal difficulties, Hansen said. 



This first class is a test run 
for future \irtual classes. 

"We're glad we did a pilot so 
we could iron these problems 
out before we hit a larger audi- 
ence," Hansen said. 

There are plans to expand to 
other academies and subjects, 
possibly including French and 
Spanish in the virtual curricu- 
lum, said Pegi Flynt, director 
of Onhne Campus. 

In addition to offering more 
than one subject, multiple 
academies can participate in 
each live class. The technology 
can host up to 10 academies 
for one class at a time, Flynt 
said. This is nearly t^vo-thirds 



of the academies in the South- 
ern Union, according to the 
Southern Union's Web site. 

Alissa Erskin, a freshman 
biologj' major, accumulated 
23 college credits her junior 
and senior year from classes 
combining high school and 
college credit. 

"Tliey helped get classes out 
of the waj' that would slow me 
dowTi," said Erskin. 

"With this technolog}', 
we could partner with high 
schools around the union and 
make it possible for them to 
offer a lot more," said Dr. Ken 

NVT. VIRTUAL, PAGE 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 



Fires 

Continued from Pg. i 

As of Wednesday night the 
Hand's home was still stand- 
ing and apparently out of dan- 
ger for the moment. 

Both families are sta>'ing 
uith relatives or friends in the 
area. Christa Hfind said it will 
likely be weeks before they are 
allowed to return home. 

"Back in 2003, there were 
fires OD our mountain and it 

now and we couldn't go back 
for three weeks," Christa said. 
San Diego resident and 
junior biomedical major at 
Southern, Ben Smith, remem- 
bers evacuating in 2003 ivhen 
tires threatened his home. This 
time his home isn't threat- 



ened, but many of his friends 
have been evacuated. 

"I'm glad there are people 
praying for the wind to die 
down... you just can't t)eat it 
when the wind is that high," 
Smith said. 

The dry desert winds, which 
have been fanning the fires for 
the past several days, have 
started to die down, accord- 
ing to CNN. Firefighters are 
beginning to make headway 
and as of Wednesday evening 
7 of the 22 blazes have been 
contained. 

"A lot of the memories are 
destroyed but at least the peo- 
ple I care about most are ok 
and ^ve can make new memo- 
ries," Bliss said. "Its just things 
: the people that create 



ther 




Leo Cahc hugs his niece LeaniieAguilai- in front of his Rincon Resei-vation 
home in Son Diego County, Ca(f., Wednesday Oct. 24, 2007. Catac's home 
of so years was destroyed. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Brian Vander 



Delay 

Continued from Pg. 1 



with professors. According to 
a statistical chart provided by 
Joni Zier, director of records 
and advisement, the faculty- 
faculty, to-student ratio currently 
stands at 15.6 to 1. 



Continued from Pg, 2 



"I'm happy for 
but particularly for students 
have everything in one place." 

James projects the associate TVyf -J qqi r\-r» c 

program will grow 40 pjercent 
with the new building. 

The building will have no 
parking by it, except for handi- 
capped spaces. Parking for 
nursing students will be in the 
recenthi'-paved Angelica park- 
ing lot by Campus Safety, and 
theLynn Wood andBrock lots. 
Plans are also being consid- 
ered for 



mind students about the expo 
on Saturday and the opportu- 
nities to go abroad. 

"Our goal is to raise aware- 
ness of what student missions 
is all about," Moore said. "We 
want students to feel the call 
lot in the space and feel God leading them to 



being ^-acated by the landscap- 
ing department's move. 

With the nursing program's 
transition, Herin Hall \vill 
most likely undergo a renova- as in the 
tion, \vhich will take about two pre\ious 
years, Hamilton said, 

Some departments have al 



ready asked about moving into opportunitj' 



be a student missionary,' 

Student Mi; 

opportunities for students to 

work abroad for a year, as well 

They also help 

tion back into life at Southern. 
The expo will provide 



talk 






Herin Hall in the future. 

"Most e^■e^^'one on campus 
has given it some thought, 
wondering what \\ 
said Robert Young, 
president for academic admin- 
istration. "Itll be a process of 



student 

as student missions recruiters 

from around the world- It i\ill 
do," take pkice in the Student Cen- 
vice ter from 2 p. 

day, Nov, 3. 

Jehle hopes students will 



i.tosp.m.Satur- 



Service 

Continued from Pg. i 

in small groups and outreach 
programs. Students are en- 
couraged to participate in the 
T-shirt contest before Oct. 26. 
The design that best represents 
the current theme will be cho- 
sen for the official 2008 Com- 
munity Senice Day T-shirt. 

Despite the effort put into 
past campaigns, student at- 
tendance remams a challenge. 
Baumgartner recalls 700 out 
of 2,500 students participat- 
ing last Januar>'. 

"Most people do it as an 'I 
have to,'" said Helena Soudets, 
a junior history major, "but I 
think a small percentage do it 
because they really love it." 

SIFE 

Continued from Pg. 1 



to use the land to make money 
for the church while retainmg 
its tax-exempt status with the 
IRS, said Carrie Harlin direc- 



tor of SIFE. 

"SIFE students will be doing 
a lot of the leg work to figure 
out what we can do legally," 
Harlin said. 

One idea that has come up 
is a possible partnership with 
HabitatforHumanit>'.SIFEhas 
been working with the Habitat 
for Humanit>' Restores, which 
sells construction materials for 
reduced prices. Working with 
Habitat for Humanitj- would 
also allow the church to retain 
tax exempt status. 

The plot of land is currently 
valued at Si million. After the 
de\'elopment pastor Bresee es- 
timates it will be worth at least 
six tunes that. 

Once the church decides 
how it will use the land, Torres 
and other SIFE students will 
be working vvith every aspect 
of the process. 

"Well involve SIFE mem- 
bers anywhere and everywhere 
we can," Bresee said. 

Torres is excited about the 
opportunity and said, "It is go- 
ing to be invaluable education 
that could not be taught in any 
classroom." 



Enrollment 

Continued from Pg. 2 



to do, whether it's studying a 
Southern or working as a stu 
dent missionary'. 



Negron 



"Most of the chances to con- 
nect with students will have to 
be created outside the class- 



housing, but just barely Continued from Pg. 2 

enough," said Ben Chase, a 

junior film production major, 
"It is a bit crowded though." 

Prime parking may not al- 
ways be available right 
outside of a building, but 
plenty of parking is avail- 
able, Grundy said. He 
also said currently there 
are enough housing op- 
tions to cover Southern's 
needs. 

"We currently have 
60 to 70 housing spaces 
a\'ailable, which should 
be enough to get us 
through next school 
year," Grundy said. "We 
will then have to take a 
closer look to see where 

With record enroll- 
ment each year, some 
students feel that the size 
of the classes will contin- 
ue to grow and eventu- 
ally become too large for 
quality 



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Negron said he felt the 
change would gi\'e him the op- 
prortunity to focus on his pas- 
sion for history and English 
literature. 

Negron has two Masters: 
one in English from the Uni- 
versity of Tennessee and the 
other in Jewish Studies from 
Oxford University. 

Looking at history through 
the eyes of English literature 
gives historj' a fascinating spin 
and is one of the main reasons 
why Negron said he mastered 
in English. 

Virtual 

Continued from Pg. 2 

Caviness, physics professor 
and professor for the live vir- 
tual class. 

The virtual classroom is 
equipped with cameras at 
Southern and Forest Lake 
Academy. An interface con- 
nects the cameras together; 
much hke the Internet con- 
nects two computers. The 
classroom is live, with lectures 
recorded for later reference on 
e-class. An on-site facilitator 
at the academy supenises the 
class, records attendance and 
collects papers. 

The equipment for the 
class, costing about Si2,ooo, 
was purchased by the Florida 
conference and loaned to the 
physics department for the 
\irtual classroom. 

By participating in virtual 
classes, Caviness said students 
will become aware of Southern 
before getting to college. 



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senators 




E-mail; lobbinsi 
((i'Soulhcrn.L'tlu 



■£ Constituents represented; 

5 Rooms 601-643 

aJ Goals as a Senator: To finish 

■5 the girls workout room!!! 




jaredmiller 
@southeni.edu 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 2508-2516, 2544-2556, 
2459-2476, and 2505-2507. 

Goals as a Senator: To be a 

help to my constituents. 




i dougbaasch 
@southem.edu 
Constituents represented: 

Rooms 2402-2454 

Goals as a Senator: To give my 

constituents the power and voice 
lo make the changes they feel are 
important to our school. 




inisouLhcrn.edu 



Constituents represented; 

Rooms 3659-3757 

Goals as a Senator: 

For Southern students to be able to 
use their ID cards at other off campus 
restaurants. 



1 CaroKTi .^^^^ Eloise Nicole ^^^^^ 

fljp^B Major; V^ ^H. ^^^^^^ ^^^^H 

l^^^M Pre-NulriUon ^^""^^^k: Histon/Pre-Uiu- ^^^H|f 

^^fei^^B E-mail: carolynq jK ^^^E ^'™^^=^>^'"^ "^^^BL 

^^I^^H (^southern.edu ' ^ - J^^B (^r soulhcrn.edu ^^^|^B^- 



Chelsea- 
Margaret 
Foster 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 501-543 

Goals as a Senator; I realh" would 
like lo get \ihoIe wheal bread in the 
cafeteria and just healthier food in 




ra>Tnondthompson@soutbern.edu 
Constituents represented: 
Rooms 0107-0133, 1261-1272, 1352 
1358 

Goals as a Senator; 
To promote a lifestj'le of volunteerism 
campus. 



Lystra Suddler 




Constituents represented: 

Rooms 0014-0038 

Goals as a Senator: 

To make Southern a bit more enjoyable 
for the students. 



i 



emanuele 

{ffisouthem.i 



Constituents represented; 

Rooms 37'7-3736 and 3762-3787 

Goals as a Senator: Help students 
;ei-ve Southern by tackling major 
ninor problems. 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 401-443 

Goals as a Senator: Establish pray- 
ing stations on campus, with prayer 
groups available at certain hours ev- 
ery day, and better cafeteria food. 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 701-743 



Goals as a Senator: To r 

m\- constituents and \\'ork for changes 
and impro\'ements they feel should 
happen on campus. 



(&southern.edu 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 1202 -1253 



Goals as a Senator: 

To represent the 

constituents. 




t 



Mtyor: 

Long-Term Care 
Administration 

\\i!k>'briette 
@southern.edu 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 1317-1336 and 1362-1394 

Goals as a Senator: My goals an 
to help find ways to better improvi 
student life on campus. 



i 



Communications 



E-Diail; lindseym 
@southern.edu 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 2517-2536 and 2562-2594 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 3602-3654 



Goals as a Senator: My goal is Goals as a Senator: To help get 
to be a pro-active senator and try to e\'ery student's voice heard, 
improve student life at Southern. 



The Breeze 



Step 1. Go to http:/nournallsm.soutlwni.edu 

Step 2. Click "Play': 

Step 3. Turn voir volume up 

Step 4. Laugn, cry, do an Irish jig 

Steps. Subsolbe on Itunes. 

Step 6. Tell everyone about The Breeze". 



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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



S G n d-lO rS continued 




Katie Dexter 



M^or: Graphii 
Design 



E-mail: katied 
@southern,edu 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 300-348 



Goals as a Senator: Tr>ing t 
get Southern to recycle plastic. 



Maricar De Los 




@southem.edu 
Constituents represented: 



Rooms 1 



J- 146 



Goals as a Senator: I am 

representative of the students, so I a 
here to get what students have to s 



11 



Louise Gedeon 



E-mail: Igedeon 
@southem.edu 



Constituents represented; 

Southern Village, student family 
housing 



M£Uor: 

Biochemistry 



■ 



Constituents represented: 

Last names K-M 




E-mail: rlouis 
@southern.edu 

Constituents represented; 

Rooms 153-198 

Goals as a Senator: Start a recycling 
program on campus and more social 
ities for the students. 



■ 



M^or: Business 
Management 



E-mail: daniclle 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 350-398 



Goals as a Senator: To organize a 
school Broadway musical! 




nickbabin 
@southem.edu 



Goals as a Senator; I \vant 
to look into skateboarding 
restrictions, cafe eating plan 




Physical Therapy 



granadajorge 
(oisouthern.edu 



Andrea 
Comejo 



M^or: 

Biochemsitry 



E-mail: cornejoa 
@southern.edu 



Goals as a Senator: To obtam 
washers and driers in the laundry 




H 



Cristina 
Hernandez- 
Persia 



chernandezpersia 
@south ern.edu 






E-mail: brads 
@sou thern.edu 



^ Constituents represented: 

— Southern Village Men 
> 

£ Goals as a Senator: Whatever 

_^ you want, please, feel free to 



Constituents represented: 

Rooms 253 to 298 

Goals as a Senator; To start The 
Biggest Loser Club and improve 
parking on campus. 



mhermann 
iuthem.edu 

Constituents represented: 

Southern Village Women 



i 



Constituents represented: 



Goals as a Senator; Provide free 
internet access to Southern Village 
ncrease student school spirit. 



M^jor: 

Business 
Entrepreneurship 

E-mail: jhauser 
@southern.edu 



■ 



Justin Camara 



Biochemistrj' 



justincamara 



Goals as a Senator: To provide 
Internet access for state apartments 
and impro\e the food sen'ice sysl 




E-mail: dgibsc 
©southern .edu 



Constituents represented: 

Last names S 



wM 



Brian Norton 



E-mail: bnorton 
@southem.edu 



Goals as a Senator: I would like 
to have cameras placed at the back 
entrances of the dorms that do not 



Goals as 

Improve 
students "; 



1 Senator: 

on getting communis 
1 the know." 



Goals as a Senator: Putting TV's 
around the campus to show art work, 
photography, news, etc. and making 
parking better at Southern. 



a Senator: Honor Code 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



Opinion Editor 
anhpham@southern.eclu 



Being able to do everything through God 



Two years ago, I signed up 
to preach an ei'angelistic series 
through Southern's Evangelis- 
tic Resource Center and Share 
Him and then chickened out. 

I had attended a ^veekend 
series of sermons at Southern 



ing evangelism series'. When 
my boss told me about it I felt 
a shock go through me. I knew 
it was God's way to remind me 
to sign up again. 



For t 



;eks I 



Adv( 



: Uni\'e. 



pastor called people to commit 

responded to the call and later 
that day I attended a meeting 
by the E^■angelistic Resource 
Center (ERC) where I learned 
about students like me preach- 
ing their own evangelism se- 

The meeting made preach- 
ing an ex'angelistic series seem 
easy. Share Him ^vould provide 
the preaching material and all 
I would have to do was spiend 
time in prayer and study. 

But hours after I signed up I 
started counting my inadequa- 
cies: I'm shy, not well spoken, 
and my mind goes blank tr>ing 
to make small talk. 

Ch'ercomewith my insecuri- 
ties I dropped out of the evan- 
gelistic program. 

But less than a year later the 
opportunitj' came up again. 
Mj" boss in the marketing de- 
partment assigned me to write 
a stor>' about students preach- 



with the decision. I kept think- 
ing about how shy and awk- 
ward I am. I'm no preacher, 
I thought. But every day I in- 
teniewed people about their 
preaching experience and all 
I would hear over and o\er 
was how this was an exciting 
experience that changed their 
lives. 

Finally I marched into the 
ERC office, told them God 
wanted me to sign up, filled 
out the paperwork and I felt 
the immense relief of follow- 
ing the Holy Spirit's prompt- 
ing. The guilt I felt from run- 
ning away firom God the year 
before left. 

But Satan didn't quit trying 

A fevv months before Uie 
evangelism trip, a guest lec- 
turer in one of my classes told 
me that a personality^ test I had 
taken from him indicated that 
I was extremely intro\erted. 
Furthermore, the test showed 
I ivouldn't enjoy presentations 
before people. 

I was stunned because I 
knew that was what God was 
calling me to do. 




il the EiXingelist Series in . 
I raised my hand to get his 



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"How can I serx'e God," 1 
asked. "Should I go door-to- 
door giving Bible studies or 
preaching an evangelism se- 

The man shook his head. 

"No— don't do it," he said. 

"Do something that fits you 

Like accounting work, he 

"It fits your personality," he 

In a way the lecturer was 
right. 1 can't do many of the 
things the test said about me. 
But God can. 

Before I studied or preached 
m>' sermons, I would tell God 
I was incapable of preaching 
but that He had my permis- 
sion to preach the sermon 
through me. Then 1 would 
just practice my sermons 
out loud as the ERC and 
Share Him suggested and 
make whatever changes 



the Holy Spirit prompted. 

It wasn't long after I began 
preaching my evangelism se- 
ries in the Dominican Repub- 
lic that church members be- 
gan saj-ing, "Anh's so shy and 
timid, but when he preaches 
he preaches with power." 

At the end of the series, 
27 people were baptized— 
the most of the 14 campaigns 
the team I was a part of par- 
ticipated in. An elder in my 
church said that if I could stay 
and preach another month he 
thought vve could baptize an- 
other 100 people. 

I don't mention this to im- 
press people, but to impress 
upon people that when anyone 
submits to God, they are a new 
creation- despite what some 
personalit>' report says— and 
the Holy Spirit will take care of 
everj'thing else. 

God doesn't need talented 
people. He just needs men and 
women ^villing to be used bj' 
Him. 



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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 



ifesty les 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



Three reasons to go backpacking 



Here are three reasons to go 
backpacking and why you 
might not want to come back! 

Back To Your Workout 

Backpacking is an excellent 
\\'a\' lo strengthen muscles 
and lose weight. And gain 
it. for that matter; not only 
are you hiking Ihe required 
distance, you are carrying a 
30-60 lb. pack on your back! 
The cool thing is, you aren't 
carrying a pair of useless bar- 
bells, you are carrying all the 
things youll need to survive 
for a whole weekend out-of- 
doors! (Note: if you think 
you can discard your tent be- 
cause it's getting heavier by 
the mile, think again.) You are 
wholly motivated to keep lug- 
ging what feels like half your 
body weight up what looks 
hke a never-ending mountain 
\vhen you have the threat of 
impending darkness loom- 
ing o\er you! And after a few 



miles of hilly traversing, you 
will certainly feel the bum, 
in your calves and thighs es- 
pecially. But you'll sleep so 
much better— nothing like a 
good workout for some qualit>^ 
rest... on the ground! 

Back into Perspective 

Don't misunderstand: it's 
a workout, but there is some- 
thing so peaceful and quiet 
about being out in nature, with 
only the sounds of the iv-ildhfe 
and the \vind tickling the trees. 
Once you reach your destina- 
tion, whether it's the top of a 
mountain or a quiet \'alley, you 
will feel like you've truly ac- 
complished something. Once 
out here, there are no clocks 
ticking in forests or fields, 
only the rising and setting of 
the sun, and the sweet chirp- 
ing of nature's alarm clocks: 
songbirds. When you are up 
in the hills, priorities become 
more basic: eat now, build a 
fire, sleep. There is no wony- 
ing about deadlines here. Take 
a nap in the afternoon sun, 



swim until your teeth chat- 
ter \\ith cold, read your book 
all afternoon, and don't worry 
about brushing your hair: you 
are ufider no pressure here. 

Back To Your Roots 

This perhaps ties in with the 
last point, but it is easy for one 
to understand what life ought 
to be about when the>''ve been 
hauling water firewood and 
diggmg holes for bathrooms; 
namely, it shouldn't be so 
complicated. Backpackers ex- 
perience life as it was for thou- 
sands of years: you live off 
the work of your hands, not 
tlie multi-colored, ridiculous- 
ly complex, button-covered 
electrical gadgets in our over- 
powered houses. When back- 
packing, you realize that you 
really can live without your 
HDTV, your wireless Inter- 
net, your Blackberrj' and even 
your flushing toilet. You can 
take a bath in a stream. You 
can make pancakes over the 
campfire. You can sleep on the 
ground. And you can like it! 



Mudd i^uddle Cafe £(ets a flavorful review 



Students, you no longer 
need to dri\e to Chattanooga 
for a decent cup of coffee. 
Tlianks to the neivly opened 
Mudd Puddle Cafe' at four 
comers, you can go and grab 
something to help you stay up 
for that test or paper or movie 
you'\'e been djing to see. This 
IS a re\iew of what to expect 
out of your next \Tsit to the 
Mudd Puddle Cafe: 

Atmospliere: From the 
outside one might be stj-mied 
to enter due to the lackluster 
sign, but once inside the over- 
all feel is quite pleasing. A high 
ceiling Is great for the small 
space giving you the feel of a 
larger room. Though the mu- 
sic is only from a small boom 
"OX in the comer, the volume 
■s at a nice level and makes it 



Another wonderfiil piece 
of atmosphere is the free Wi- 
Fi floating through the air. It 
can be a bit finicky at times, 
but it is free. This is more than 
one can say about Starbucks. 
Thank you Mudd Puddle for 
the free Internet! 

Drinks: If you visited 
Mudd Puddle after they first 
opened, >^u may have been 
disappointed. Now the/ve got 
a belter hold on how to make 
a good cup of joe. The Mudd 
Puddle Lattd is a potpouixi of 
svTUps. Surprisingly, they cre- 
ate a delicious mbcture. 

So, if you are looking for a 
great cup of coffee you may 
need to drive downtown, but 
if you just need a little pick- 
me-up with a good cup of cof- 
fee, Mudd Puddle will satisfj'. 
Along witli the drinks aA^ail- 



able, there are also treats like 
pastries, biscotties and cook- 
ies. These make a great sup- 
plement to a hot coffee drink. 

Prices: You aren't getting 
a great deal, but if you think 
about the gas you'd spend go- 
ing downtown, you are sav- 
ing a great deal. You vrill pay 
around two bucks for a small 
and closer to four for a large. 

Service: Walking in yoii 
will be welcomed with a kind 
greeting not too disimilar 
from Moe's. After taking your 
order they are quick to making 
it. And if you happen to take a 
seat before they finish, a kind 
server will bring it to you. 

I encourage everyone to 
try it out. If you want a dif- 
ferent environment to study 
in or just a reason to get off 
campus, stop by and give the 
Mudd Puddle Caf6 a chance to 
"wow" you. 



triCmbs 



4 



Pushing Daisies - This is a dark televi- 
sion comedy dealing with a very maca- 
bre subject matter, but it'll make you 
laugh. 



Rain all week! Yes v 
ally?!? 



W^ 



m^ 



Mid-term grades not released un- 
til after break. We didn't have to 
be down-trodden because of poor 
grades. 



Mid-term grades not released until 
after break. We were left in sus- 
pense the entire break. 



T 



New operating system for mac users: 
Leopard, thanks again, Apple. 



Setting asked "how was your break?" 
by everyone and their brother/sis- 
ter/mother... even if you don't know 
them. 



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4 



Internet T.V. thank you major net- 
works for streaming your shows 
legally, but lay off the commercial 
breaks. 



"The network" is not what it used 
to be. now we have to wait an entin 
week to see the new episode of our 
favorite show. 



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8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



reli gion 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@southern.edu 



Refreshed and revitalized in God's nature 



Dust flew through the open 
windows as the silver minivan 
bounced around the dirt road. 
The driver and four passengers 
bumped up and down in their 
seats, smiles on their faces and 
anticipation rushing through 
their veins. The landscape 
of sloping hills and luscious 
woodlands cascaded dovm into 
the valleys onlj' to sprint back 
up the far side of the hills. As 
far as the eye could see. green, 
rolling valleys were the only 
sign of life in this peaceful ar- 
ray of Ocoee Wilderness. 

My friends and I had de- 
cided to go on a short, Fri- 
day night-Sabbath afternoon 
backpacking trip the weekend 
before fall break. The stress of 
school, homeivork, tests and a 
conglomeration of other dis- 
tractions brought us all into 
agreement on a de-stressing 
24 hours of intense hiking. We 
couldn't wait until midterm 
break to get away from school; 
we needed a segment of time 
set apart for personal rejuve- 
nation. What better time than 
the Sabbath hours? 

By Friday afternoon, our 
anticipation had grown thin 
and wearj'. Tests and studying 
were bearing down upon us. 
The Sabbath was approach- 



ing and our stress was rising. 
By around 4 o'clock, four girls 
and one fearless leader and 
dedicated English proft 
Dr. Rachel B>Td, piled 
the professor's minivan along 
with five backpacks stuffed 
^vith needed accessories. As 
we backed out of the dri' 
and onto University Drive, 
something began to gi\"e way. 
Mile after-mile began to roll 
b>'. The rubber tires revohed 
faster and faster a; 
increased on the highway. The 
once overpowering tension of 
school faded the farther we got 
from school. A lovely peace be- 
gan to surround our souls. 

Two hours and three bags 
of trail-mix later, we arrived at 
our destination - somewhere 
in the Ocoee Wilderness. Af- 
ter unloading our packs, tr>- 
ing them on and sighing at 
the weight, off we went do^\'n 
the trail. Fresh air uafted 
deeply into our brains as our 
respirations increased along 
wth pace. The stresses of the 
week were completely erased 
and feet began to feel lighter 
as natural endorphins quickly 
rushed through our blood- 
stream. The sun had descend- 
ed far into the trees, and the 



from packs, and our small 
procession continued into the 
darkening woods. 



prove human 

bits of orange coals, deserted 

to fend for themseh es. 










^iding us with shado\\y rocks 
and trees. Headlamps and 
flashlights were quickly pulled 



Jumping from rock to rock 
through small streams proved 
exciting for our evening adven- 
ture, but the time quickly came 
to set up camp. Professor Byrd 
pitched her tent and the four 
girls collected wood for a small 
campfire. A broken lighter and 
a few matches later, we had a 
blazing fire to warm our cold 
extremities. Conversation rose 
and fell along with the flames, 
melody and harmony of five 
girls singing to their Creator 
drifted through the mist}' for- 
est. Tiredness from the week 
began to drag each one to 
bed until the only thing left to 



The morning sun drifted 
through the shifting trees, 
softly awakening the sleeping 
group. There was no reason 
to hurr>'; the entire Sabbath 
day was open wide before us. 
We lay in our warm sleeping 
bags, soaking in the warmth, 
the precious tranquLlit>' of the 
morning slowly drifting away 
as the birds and others began 
to stir. A breakfest of apples, 
trail mix, potatoes and carrots 
proved hearty enough as we 
packed our bags up and began 
our seven hour - 12 mile hike 
through the wandering hills. 

Waterfalls and wildlife 



passed us by as our feet pushed 
against the steep terrain and 
easily skipped down the other 
side, through bushes and over 
fallen trees. Our conversation 
was sprinkled with inspiring 
subjects and laughter. The 
entire Sabbath morning and 
afternoon existence encircled 
us v\ith a deep appreciation for 
nature. The perfect weather 
smiled on us, and we kne^v tlte 
Lord had blessed this day, as 
He does e\'eiy single Sabbath. 
This renewing Sabbath day 
to its closing stages just 
as our dirt-leaden shoes ended 
their ascent to our parking spot 
above the deep canyon which 
had been our secret getaway. 
We did not come upon any 
human life the entire time we 
were on the trail. The beautiful 
creation had been ours to enjoy 
and that is exactly what we had 
intended to do. We returned 
to our car, parked high in the 
woods. Our legs may have 
been tired from the climb; our 
backs may have ached ft-om 
the heavy packs; our stomachs 
may have been hungry and 
ready for a good meal. But our 
hearts were refreshed and our 
souls revitalized for the up- 
coming dajB ahead. Hiking in 
God's nature on the Sabbath 
day has proven to be one of the 
best ways to unwind and start 
the week refreshed! 



Fun, creative Sabbath activities at your fingertips 



Maranatha Hav 



time of year. Choose your fa- 
vorite fall color and find ten 
leaves, dr>' them, and then 
write Bible texts on them. 
Laminate the \ea\es in the TLC 
on the first floor of Summer- 
our and then memorize them. 
For more information, contact 
Stephen Wright 



Want to have your own wor- 
ship ser\ice? Red Clay State 
Park is a great v'enue complete 
with its own amphitheatre, and 
also has multiple picnic tables 
for spiir-of-the- moment pot- 
lucks. Sweet! 

When in doubt, hiking usu- 
ally comes through. Cloud- 
land Canyon in Trenton, GA 
features excellent hiking trails 
and beautiful scenerj'. This 
time of year is perfect for a hike 
and there's also a waterfall... 



Kickball is a sweet game and 
it's even more fun to play with 
popsicles afterward. Sabbath 
afternoon, the baseball field 
behind the VM is almost always 
deserted, which is perfect for 
kickball. And the kitchenettes 
in the dorms have freezers you 
can use for the popsicles. 
Here's what you'll need: 
1 kickball: $4 
1 popsicle container: S3 
1 packet of Kool-Aid: $.50 
1 kickio' good time: price- 
less 



xSeen birding? Not many peo- 
ple have. This is a great thing 
to do girl/boy style, so call up 
that special someone and in- 
vite them to go birding at five 
in the morning. If they're cool, 
they'll go. If they're lazy and 
not into you, they won't. 

Audubon Acres is made up 
of 130 acres of wooded terrain 
which is accessible by 10 miles 
of trails. A bald eagle a\iar>' is 
one of many special exhibits 
located in this wildlife sanctu- 
aiy. It's located off Gunbarrel 
Road in East Brainerd. 



rieiping people is truly one 
of the best ways to spend the 
Sabbath hours and you don't 
have to go far from Collegedale 
to find things to do. 

-Rake a shut-in's }-ard 

-Hold the hand of some- 
one in the nursing home or 
read to them 

-Volunteer in the Chatta- 
nooga Soup Kitchen 

-Pass out oranges to home- 



-Participate in a weekend 
campus ministry 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 



sports 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 

Richard Boyd San Miguel 

Sports Editor 

ricliardb®southern.edu 



Boston dominates game one; 
looks to Schilling in game two 



Game i of the 2007 World 
Series didn't live up to all the 
In'pe. The Boston Red Sox ran 
r the Colorado Rockies 



■) take i 



1 the 



Red Sox ace Josh Beckett 
got the nod to pitch in game 
1 and set the tone for the rest 
of the Sox staff. Beckett went 
se\'en strong innings giving up 
only six hits and one run while 
striking out nine. The Sox got 
all the runs they ivould need 
in the first inning with lead-off 
home run from rookie phenom 
Dustin Pedroia and a RBI sin- 
gle from Manny Ramirez and 
RBI double from J.D. Drew. 

The Rockies fought back in 
the top of the second with an 
RBI double from Troy Tulow- 
itzki scoring Garrett Atkins. 
Tulowitzki, the front-runner 
for the National League Rook- 
ie of the Year, was one of the 
few Rockies who hit well off of 
Beckett. He went 2 for 3. The 
Rockies would be held score- 
less after that. 

The Red Sox' two big slug- 
gers, Da\id "Big Papi" Ortiz 
and Manny Ramirez, contin- 



ued their dominance of the 
postseason with a strong game 
last night. Ortiz went 3 for 5 
with t^vo runs scored and two 
RBI's and Ramirez went 3 for 
4 with three runs scored and 
two RBI's. 

The Red Sox officially broke 
the game open with a seven- 
run fifth inning. Franklin Mo- 
rales replaced Rockies starter 
Jeff Francis in the inning. Af- 
ter giving up a lead-off single 
to Julio Lugo, Morales retired 
the next t^'o batters, then gave 
up five hits and a walk before 
finally being replaced. He was 
charged vvith seven earned 
runs in only two-thirds of an 
inning. 

The Rockies don't have 
much time to regroup, game 
2 is set for tomorrow night at 
Fenwaj' Park. 

They \vill send to the mound 
Ubaldo Jimenez. Jimenez has 
pitched wel! in his two post- 
season starts this year. He has 
two no-decisions but has only 
given up two earned runs in 11 
and a third innings pitched. 
The Rockies will need Jimenez 
to go deep in the game to help 



rest their bullpen. In game 1. 
they sent Hve relievers into tlie 
game. They cannot continue to 
do that and_expect to win. 

The Red Sox will continue 
with veteran, and future Hall- 
of-Famer, Curt SchilHng. The 
40-year old had an average 
regular season for the Red 
Sox going 9-8 with a 3.87 
ERA. This postseason, he has 
pitched in three games, win- 
ning two, getting a no-decision 
in the other. He has a 3.38 ERA 
in this year's postseason. 

Many remember Schilling 
from the Red Sox' last trip to 
the World Series when Schil- 
ling pitched with a bloody 
ankle in their ALCS battle 
Uith the New York Yankees. 
The Red Sox came back from a 
3-0 hole to win that series and 
e\'entualiy sweep the St. Louis 
Cardinals to win the World Se- 

This game also set some 
history for the Red Sox. They 
are now the first team in MLB 
postseason history to score 10 
-plus runs in three straight 
games. What a perfect way to 
start the World Series. 




Boston RcdSox'sJJ). Di-ew doubles off Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeff Fran- 
cis to drive in a run in thefirst inning of Game 1 of the baseball World Series 
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. at Fenway Park in Boston. 



World Series Game 2 

Colorado at Boston 8 p.m. (on Fox) 
Jimenez vs. Schilling 



Editor's power rankings for football intramurals 



1- Shake and Bake (2-0)- 
How can you put this team 
anywhere but first with the 
roster the>' ha\^e. They have 
the most complete and expe- 
rienced team on campus. So 
far, they've scored more points 
than anyone else in A league. 
Danny Lamberton at wide re- 
ceiver has yet to be stopped 
in their first two games. Mark 
your calendars for Nov. 7 when 
^hey go head to head with Do 
Work. 



2. Do Work (2-0)- The key 
to this team is height. They 
got one of the biggest teams 
on campus, if not the biggest. 
Great combination %\ith Quar- 
terback Jason Dunkel and 
Wide Recei\er Brent Ford. 
They came up with a big win 
over MA Shuffle before break. 

3. Ninja Turtles (2-o)-Their 
team name, although cool, is 
not the best thing about this 
team. It's their defense. They 
haven't allo\\'ed a single point 
in either of their first two 
games. Danny Fuller is a beast 



at rushing the quarterback 
and Andrew Busche solidifies 
the defense at safet>-. Brent 
Forrest is solid at QB with 
his strong arm and boy-band 

4. MA Shuffle (3-1) - This 
may be surprising for some to 
see tliis team ranked at 4 but 
they are impressive to watch. 
These boys from Nashville 
have been playing sports to- 
gether since their high school 
da^'s and alwavs know where 
each other is at on the field. 
They lost to Do Work in a tough 



Tg. Guerrilas (1-1) - This 
team has been flying under 
the radar a little bit because 
they ha\'en't played many 
games, but don't be deceived, 
they've got talent. Jason 
Herod is strong at QB and no 
one can argue with Alex Bola- 

T5. Business Time (i-i)- 

This team could play the role 
of spoiler for some of the 
teams ahead of them on these 



rankings. They played a real 
tough game against Do Work 
and almost came away with 
the \ictor\'. 

Note: The power rankings 
and statistics are cuirent as 
of 7 p.m. Wednesday night. 
For up-to-date standings on 
all intramural divisions, go to 
pe.southern.edu and click on 
intramurals. 

Coming up next week; 

Girls intramural Power Rank- 
ings and predictions on who 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 10 



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007 



chatter 



Free SA Supper | Students are 
invited to a showcase of ser- 
vice featuring local organiza- 
tions with communit\' service 
opportunities. SA will be sen'- 
ing a free supper from 5-6:30 
p.m. in lies P.E. Center- 
Fall Festival Parade | This 
jear's SA Fall Festival Parade 
will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 in- 
stead of the scheduled Oct.28. 



anuBWiiijj 



Alumni Homecoming Week- 
end I This year's Alumni 
Homecoming Weekend will be 
on Oct. 25-28, and there y\i\\ 
be many activities that will be 
of interest to current students 
as well as the alumni. These 
include: 

School of Business & Manage- 
ment Banquet | On Thursday, 
Oct. 25 the School of Business 
8t Management ulll be hosting 
a banquet at 6 p.m. in the Col- 
legedale Church Fellowship 
Room. There will be profes- 
sional networking opportu- 
nities for current business 
students and alumni. Pre-reg- 
istration is required through 
the School of Business and 
Management. 

School of Business & Manage- 
ment Seminars | The School 
of Business & Management 
will be presenting 



Upcoming events calendar 



Thursday, October 2S 

Alumni Homecoming (25-28) 
11 a.ni. - Convocation, lies 
P.E. Center, Shaunti & Jeff 
Feldhahn 

3:30 p.m. - Graduate Coun- 
cil, Robert Merchant Room 
5-6:30 p.m. - Free SA Sup- 
per, lies P.E. Center 

6 p.m. - Alumni Banquet, 
Dining Hall 

7 p.m. - Convocation, 
Thatcher, Shaunti& Jeff Feld- 
hahn (Convocation Credit) 

Friday, October 26 

Facult>' Winter Textbook 

Adoptions Due, Campus 

Shop 

6:53 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers Concert: 
Brandon Heath, Hes P.E. 
Center 

8 p.m. - Alumni Vespers, 



that offer an opportunity' for 
professional growth and net- 
working for current business 
students and alumni.The sem- 
inars ^vill he held on Friday, 
Oct. 26 at 8 a.m. in Ackerman 
Auditorium. Pre-registration 
is required through the School 
of Business & Management 

Vespers | Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 
p.m., Don Voilmer, an alum- 
nus of Southern, will be speak- 
ing for vespers in the Colleg- 



Church, Don Voilmer 
After Vespers - "Mars & 
Venus on a Date," Church 
Youth Room 

After Vespers - Hymn Sing, 
Talge Chapel 

Saturday, October 27 

9 & 11:30 a.ta. - Church 
Services, CoUegedale Church, 
Andy McDonald (9 a.m.) & 
John Cress (11:30 a.m.) 
9:45 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - Something Else 
Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South White Oak Room 

10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 
10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 
CA 

10:15 a-m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South T.V. Room 
11:15 a.m. - SODA Deaf 



edale Church Sanctuary. 

Concert | There will be a free 
concert, open to current stu- 
dents and alumni on Friday, 
Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in the lies 
P.E. Center. Contemporary 
Christian Artist, Brandon 
Heath, will be performing. 

Church Services | On Sab- 
bath, Oct. 27 Church ser\'ices 
will be held at 9 & 11:30 ajn. 
in the CoUegedale Church. 



Church, Miller Hall Chapel 
11:30 a.m. - SMC/BCU- 
Church, Lynn Wood, Eliud 

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp, 
Wright Hail Steps 

3 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries, 
Wright Hall Steps 

4 p.m. - Concert, Church, 
Dan Landrum 

5-5:45 P*ni. - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

6:30 p.m. - Evensong, 
Church; Organ, Sietze de Vr- 
ies & Judy Glass; Reader, Bill 
Wohlers 

8 p.m. - Alumni Program: 
Wedgwood Trio, lies P.E. 

Sunday, October 28 
Cancelled - SA Fall Festival: 
Rescheduled for November 4 

9 a.m. - Benefactors Brunch, 
Dining Hal! 



Monday, October 29 

student Missions Emphasis 

Week (Oct. 29- Nov. 3) 

4 p.m. - University Assem- 
bly 

Tuesday, October 30 

7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall 
Joint Worship, Thatcher 

Thursday, November 1 

Last day to make appoint- 
ment for Tutor Certification 
Training 

Fall Wind Symphony Tour 
(1-3) 

11 a.m. - Convocation, lies 
P.E. Center, Tim Jennings 
3:30 p.m. - Deans/Chairs 
Advisory 

5 p.m. - Volleyball Team 
Meeting, Hes P.E. Center 



The speaker for 1st service will 
be Andy McDonald, and the 
speaker for and service will be 
John Cress. 

Sacred Concert | A Sacred 
Concert will be held in the 
Church Sanctuary at 4 p.m. on 
Sabbath. Dan Landrum will be 
pla\1ng the hammer dulcimer, 
and this event will be open to 
current students and alumni, 
firee of charge. 



And in the end, iYs not the 
years in your life that count. 
It's the life in your years. 

-Abraham Lincoln 

October 25 

Roger Gomez, Emily Young, 
Marissa Roberta, Grant Wil- 
liams, Matthew Shallenberger, 
Donnelly Ang, Shai Francois, 
Danielle Kennedy, Jasmine 
Arit 

October 26 

Heather Elmendorf, Jeremy 



Wampler, Brooke Bailey, Al- 
lison Mirande, Jason Neufeld, 
Andrew Carpenter, Jeffer>' 
Lamberton, Silje Eikrem, 
Dj'an Urboda, Sarah Milliner, 
Jessie Zollinger, Cedric Bol, 
Luke Hamer 

October 27 

Doreen Mayes, Timothy 
George, Stephanie George, 
Kristen O'Donnell, Joel 
Hughes, Sarah Malcolm, Lau- 
ra Manigat, Jose Duran 

October 28 

Byron Schurch, Nick Buch- 
holz, Jason Greulich, Tara 



Spalitta, Jessi Catron, Melissa 
Blake, Adrian Wasyiyshen, 
Amber Kellawan, Lindsey 
Watkins, Evan Taylor 

October 29 

Jeff Richardson, Yanique 
Drummond, Aldo Espinoza, 
Rick>' Oliveras 

October 30 

Kimberly Magers, Ryan Vega, 
Janice Galliraore, Paulette 
Greene, Dereica Bodden, Flor 
Osorio, Mark Walker, Jeremy 
Oltlej', Joleen Rojas, Khrisna 
Virgil, Laura Andrews, Cornel 
Preda, Cassie Unnih 



October 31 

Beth Cruttenden, Da- 
vid Kloosterhuis, Danielle 
Pichette, Terr>' Paxton, Katie 
Jaeger, Jennifer Uyeda, Miri- 
am Taylor, Mirai Marr, Sara- 
lyn MacPhee. Audrey Cooper, 
EUie Molineaux, Aline Bacelar, 
Brittany McCuIIough, Joyce 
Reyna, Krissj' Gomes 

November 1 

Tyann Jeffiies, Zachary Mc- 
Donald, Andrae Ancheta, 
Mike Carter, Nathan Thomas, 
Omar Lopez-Thismon, Dwight 



Organ Concert | Evensong 
on Saturday, Oct. 27 will be at 
6:30 p.m. in the Church Sanc- 
tuary. Sietze de Vries will per- 
form on the organ. 

WedgwoodTrio Concert | Sat- 
urday night, Oct. 27, there will 
be a concert in lies P.E. Center 
at 8 p.m. The concert will be 
performed by the Wedgwood 
Trio and is free of charge to 
current students with South- 
ern ID card. 

Southern Shuffle ( The annual 
Southern Shuffle will start on 
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 p.m. 
between the Music building 
and the duck pond. This is a 
5K race and 1 mile fi^n run/ 
walk for all ages on a campus 
course. There will be a $10 per 
person onsite entry fee. 

Car Show | On Sunday, Oct. 
28 at 10 a.m. there will be an 
Antique and Classic Car Show 
in the Music building park- 
ing lot. This event is free and 
is open to current students, 
alumni, and community mem- 



10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



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Vehicles 

For sale: 1989 Nissan 
Maxima. Runs good. Just 
spent $1000 fixing it up. 
Clean. Great A/C. New 
wheel cylinders. New 
brakes all around. New 
brake drums. New fuel 
injector;new fuel injector 
lines. New right rear electric 
window regulator. Nearly 
new battery and spark plug 
cables. Transmission rebuilt 
one year ago. 

S1950OBO. Call 423-396- 
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Car for sale 

'93 Honda Accord 

#3,000.00 

Call 423-208-3875 



Housing 

Three bedroom, two full 
bathrooms house with stor- 
age garage, patio, deck, and 
fireplace. S25o/mo.+S250 
move-in depositThis is a 
perfect place to call home 
while in school. The \'iew 
is beautiful! Within walk- 
ing distance from Southern 
Adventist University. Call 
732-501-3663 for details, or 
e-mail me 
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Looking for a female 

roommate to share a 2 

bedroom, 2 bath home. 

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Mountain Bike for Sale. Trek 
820, hard rail, fiont shock, 
V-brakes, Small frame S150 
call Kristj' for inquiries at 
423-774-0551 

Canon 20D body for sale 
$500. Good condition. 
Call puane Gibson for more 
info. 423-620-9032 

Two Southern students 
looking for 1 fiddle player 
and 1 guitar player for 
country/bluegrass/old time 
gospel worship. Contact 
Mike at 396-9948 or 
heavenward777@yahoo.com 

Medium sized, black digital 
microwave for sale. Brand 
name. Sharp, works great 
S20caIlKrist>'at 
423-774-0551 



Any seniors planning to 
apply to medical or dental 
school for Fall 2007 need 
to have a committee recom- 
mendation from Southern. 
Please give your name and 
address to Sharon Ekkens 
at 236-2803 or sekkens@ 
southern.edu, and she v\1li 
send you the forms to com- 
plete for the committee. 

Medium/small white digital 
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 8 



Collegedale continues to grow School acquires rare coins 




Coj^truction workers prepare/or the day at a work site off of Little Debbie Parkway. 



Andrea Robson 



The Collegedale area is ex- 
periencing significant growth 
that may have some missing 
the small ta\s'n feel and con- 
gestion-free roadu'a>'s. 

According to Census Bureau 
data in 2000, the population 
of Collegedale was just 6,514. 
Today it has grown to roughly 
7>3oo, not including the more 
than 3,000 Southern students 
and daily McKee commuters. 



iw in need of 
expanded roadways and ame- 
nities to accommodate the in- 
flux of people and cars. 

McKee, which moved to 
Collegedale in 1957, is largely 
to thank for the vast growth 
and maturity of the area. Not 
only have they supplied Col- 
legedale and surrounding 
areas with much needed job 



oppoitunities, but McKee is 
a supporter and sponsor of 
many local events and com- 
munity building activities. 
On the flip side, traffic during 
shift changes at the factory 
and tlie constant flow of deliv- 
ery trucks contributes to the 
congestion. 

"A calculated 10,000 vehi- 
cles use Apison Pike on a dail>' 
basis" said Coliegedale Police 
officer, Mike Kepner. 

Along with Apison Pike, Lit- 
tle Debbie Parkway is the site 
of many new banks, restau- 
rants and small businesses in 
neighboring Ooltewah, includ- 
ing the new Wal-Mart. 

Rick Anderson, a senior 
religious studies major said 
he enjoys the convenience of 
ha\ing a Wal-Mart so close to 
campus. 

Both Apison Pike and Little 
Debbie Parkway are expected 



to see significant change in the 
near future to assist with pro- 
jected growth in population. 
Previous projected grovslh 
percentages stand at almost 
11 percent between 2000 and 



POPULATIONS 

Collegedale 6,514 

Chattanooga 155,554 

aev^snd 37,192 

East Ridge 20,640 

Red Bank 12,418 
Signal Mountain 7,429 

Soddy Daisy 11,530 

source: dtytowninfo.aom 



2005, a number likely to i 
crease for the 2005 to 20 



The Lynn H. Wood Archae- 
ological Museum at Southern 
recently welcomed a coin col- 
lection, placed on loan, dat- 
ing back to the fourth century 
around 359 BC and extend- 
ing to the time of Christ. The 
museum plans to premier the 
coins in a special exliibit open- 
ing in the fall of 2008. 

"1 believe these coins, like 
otlier archaeological artifacts 

cellent didactic tool for teach- 
ing \'isitors about the world 
and times in which biblical 
historj' was made," said Justo 
Morales, the museum's new 
coordinator. 

The collection contains 
14 silver coins and one gold 



. Some are the same type 
of coins Judas Iscariot would 
have received from the priest 
\vhen he betrayed Jesus for 30 
pieces of silver, said Michael 
Hasel, curator of the Lynn H. 
Wood Archaeological Museum 
and professor of near-eastern 
studies and archaeology. 

The gold coin dates back 
to the time of Alexander the 
Great's father Phillip 11 of 
Macedon, the period between 
the Old and New Testaments. 

"Ha^g a collection of 
coins from the era of Alexan- 
der the Great i 
value of the r 
monetarily but academically 
as well," Morales said. 

"Coins are one of the few 
sources for portraiture," Hasel 



Program offers new start 



Out of 61 stu- 
dents enrolled in Jump Start 
this year, 44 passed both ses- 
sions with a C or better and 
there ^vas a 90.7 percent sat- 
isfaction rate with the teach- 
ers, according to an evaluation 
sur\'ey completed by the stu- 

"We are gi^HBg students the 
opportunit)' to enter Southern 
with regular standing," said 
Jauuwoina Nixon, Learning 
Success Ser\'ices director. "We 
are also pro\'iding the students 
with important college-surviv- 
al skills." 

The Jump Start program 
gives the students a realis- 
tic look at college life and the 
work that is required to be 
successful. Students are given 



Incoming freshmen on aca- 
demic probation now have an 
opportunity- to start their col- 
lege career in good standing 
thanks to a new program at 
Southern. 

Jump Start is a program 
started this year ^vhich allows 
incoming freshmen to have 
their academic probation sta- 
tus removed upon completion 
of the program. 

Before the students are 
formally accepted for the fall 
semester at Southern, they 
must first attend the one-week 
Jump Start and four-week 
Smart Start sessions. Students 
passing both Jump Start and 
Smart Start with a C or better 
are admitted to Southern in 



aiJUMPS 



INDEX 



Clubs 

Opinion 

Lifestyles 

Religion 

Sports 

Campus Chatter 

Classifieds 

Cartoons 



NEWS 




Longer hours at the 
library have students 
excited. See page 2. 



SPORTS 




For some predictions 
ofthe 2007 NBA sea- 
son, check out page 9. 



2 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007 



Church service unites cultures 



Student Missionar>' Church 
and Black Christian Union 
(BCU) joined forces on Satur- 
day, Oct. 27, during a church 
service at Lvnn Wood Hall in 
an effort to unite cultures on 
campus. 

Nigel Franijois, BCU's pres- 
ident, is following the goal of 
unity at Southern by ivorking 
together with SMC and shar- 
ing different st>'les of worship. 

"When we 

say BCU, 

its not just 

about blacks; 

it's about 
everybody." 

"One of the main purpos- 
es is to bridge a gap between 
our style of worship and col- 
or," Francois said. "SMC is 
predominantly a Caucasian 
church. We just felt the need 
to branch out and work as 
a group. When we say BCU, 
it's not just about blacks; it's 
about e\'erj'bodj'. We're not 
exclusive," 

The first joined church ser- 
vice bet^veen SMC and BCU 
offered variety with many stu- 
dents from different cultures, 
hvo testimony sections, a skit 
and a special part from the 
BCU drama team and choir, 



and tag-team preaching by 
sophomore religion students 
Eliud Sicard and Richard 
Means. Sicard opened up the 
floor and linked his message 
through the word "peace." 

SMC leader Josh Woods 
said he enjoyed the sermon 
and the outcome of the pro- 



"Itv 



ally enjoyed it," Woods said. 
"It's just a different style. It's 
like a breath of fresh air to 
have something out of the or- 

Woods said the auditorium 
was filled to capacity, some 
325 seats including the bal- 
cony, and 50 extra chairs were 
brought in. However, after i 
p.m. some students started to 
leave. When the service ended 
at 2 p.m. about 40 people had 
left. 

Woods attributed students 
leaving early to the cafeteria 
dosing. 

"I'm not going to force them 
to stay and worship. It's up to 
them, if they leave— if s their 
choice. It was a blessing they 
missed out on," Woods said. 

Sarah Huerta, a junior so- 
cial work major, shared the 
same opinion. 

"People started to leave not 
because they didn't like the 
service but because the cafe 
was going to close," Huerta 
said, "i think the cafe should 
ha\'e a grace period." 

A large group did remain 
until the end and about 20 
people responded to the altar 
call. 



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Library extends its hours 



The library has extended its 
hours untO midnight during fi- 
nals week for the first time this 
year in response to increased 
librarv' use as finals approach. 

This change is in addition to 
the "Late Nighter at McKee," 
when the library is open until 1 
a.m., which was instituted last 
year. This year's late nighter 
will take place on Dec. 2 said 
Marge Siefert, public services 
librarian. 

The change in hbrary hours 
during finals week is a direct 
result of the success of the late 
nighters last year. 

"We were surprised so many 
students stayed by to work on 
final presentations and pa- 
pers," said Fnmk Di Memmo, 
media librarian. 

Another reason for the 
implementation of extended 
hours is the number of stu- 
dents who are still in the li- 
brary at closing every' night. 

Although the largest influx 
of students in the library hap- 
pens between 8:30 p.m. and 
9:30 p.m., there are still nu- 
merous students in the library 
e\'eiy' night when it closes, ac- 
cording to data collected by H- 
brarj' %vorkers. This semester, 
anywhere from 25 to 95 stu- 




dents have been in the hTirary 
at closing each night. 

"When the library closes 
at normal hours there are so 
many students still here, I 
wouldn't be surprised to see 
that we need to extend the 
hours on a regular basis," Di 
Memmo said. 

Some faculty haveexpressed 
concerns that extended hours 
will promote procrastination 
in students, Di Memmo said. 
However, he believes that the 
move vriW only increase conve- 
nience for students who have 
busy schedules. 

"We have students \flth 
families or that work two or 



three jobs and the normal li- 
brary houre aren't late enough 
for them after they get off 
work," Di Memmo said. 

Last year, the library ser\'ed 
hot chocobte during the late 
nighter and they plan to do the 
same this year during the eve- 
nings when the librarj' vrill be 
open later than normal. Due 
to requests for it last year, they 
will also be serving tea. 

Students are reacting posi- 
tively to the change. Brittany 
Gimbel, a junior nureing ma- 
jor said, "It'd be nice to have 
someplace open to study late 
at ni^t" 



Department needs more faculty 



Witii only seven full time 
professors, the English de- 
partment is struggling to meet 
the demands of Southern's 
growing student population. 

Fully staffed, the English 
department is equipped to 
teach 10 - 12 composition 
courses per semester, but v\ith 
the head of the department 
Wilraa McClarty unable to 
teach and university enroll- 
ment up, the English depart- 
ment faces the challenge of 
keeping up \vith the increased 
demand. 

"We are relying hea\ily on 
adjunct professors this semes- 
ter,^ said Jan Haluska, interim 



hausted our [adjunct] budget 



for the year." 

Adjunct Professor, Lynnette 
Struntz, drives from Nash\Tlle 
to help Southern's EngUsh 
department while Professor 
Bob Beckett has taken on four 
composition classes, which, 
according to Haluska, is the 
equivalent of "walking on wa- 

Another adjunct professor, 
Scott Douglass, teaches class- 
es at Southern when he's not 
teaching them at Chattanooga 
State Universi^'. 

The outside help, though, 
still isn't enough. 

"All of us are pulling togeth- 
er to take more than our load," 
said Helen Pike, English Com- 
position coordinator. 

Programs such as Smart 
Start and Advanced Place- 
ment, a program that places 
high-school students in select 



college courses, boosts class 
size to an average of 25 stu- 
dents, a number that could 
threaten the departments' ac- 
creditation from the Southern 
Association of College and 
Schools. 

"That number made us all 
a little uncomfortable," Pyke 

Currently, the department 
is looking for a new Compo- 
sition coordinator to take the 
place of Pyke, who plans to re- 
tire in three years. 

Haluska noted that the 
search for new teachers is a 
difficult process, as candidates 
must possess more than just 
talent. 

"[The] basic requirement 
for teaching in this depart- 
ment is to integrate faith and 
learning," Haluska said. 



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Coins 

Continued from Pg. i 



said. "They help date things 
[biblical eras] very accurate- 

!>•■" 

Although some students 
have not been informed of the 
coins, archaeology student 
RavTHond Thompson is enthu- 
siastic about how this collec- 
tion w-ill help other students 
and archaeology' majors ahke. 

"In the field of archaeol- 
ogi', any artifact, no matter 
how seemingly insignificant, 
is of great value lo gathering 
a greater understanding of a 
particular excavation site," 
Thompson said. 

The donors, Peter and Carol 
Bechtel from Coeur d'Aiene, 
Idaho, placed the coins on 
loan at Southern in hopes of 
preserving them and sharing 
them uith others. 

Jump Start 

Continued from Pg. i 



Growth 

Continued from Pg, i 



various academic power tools 
such as instruction in note 
taking, time management, test 
preparation, reading strate- 
gies and study techniques. 

Not all of the work is done 
in the classroom, hoivever. 
After the students have lunch, 
the rest of the day is spent out- 

The outdoor education de- 
partment and the many deci- 
sion and team-building activi- 
ties they offer play a large role 
in the Jump Start session. Ac- 
tivities like rock climbing, cav- 
ing, ropes course challenges 
and even Whitewater rafting 
are used to help strengthen 
teamwork and decision mak- 
ing skHls. 

"We wanted to take the stu- 
dents outside of their comfort 
zone," said Mike Hills, outdoor 
education professor. 

Hills said they wanted the 
students to get a feel for the 
real world and some of the 
challenges that may come 
while making decisions in the 

Graduate outdoor education 
student, Rion Naus, helped 
Hills during the outdoor por- 
tion of Jump Start. Naus said 
Jump Start is a great oppor- 
tunity for the students to pre- 
pare for the adventures that lie 
ahead of them. 



period. 

Ben McArthur, profes- 
sor and chair of the history 
department, came to Colleg- 
edale 28 years ago in 1979 
and remembers when four 
corners was comprised of just 
an Exxon and a convenience 
store. McArthur said he has 
fond memories of quaint Col- 
legedale, before Taco Bell and 
Papa Johns. However, he also 
said he appreciates and enjoys 
the newer additions to the 
communitj- such as the Green- 
way and Veterans Memorial 
Park. 

"CoUegedale is no longer 
simply a college and a baker>'," 
said McArthur. "We are a full- 
service industrial suburb." 



Landscape services upgrades facilities 



Landscape Senices, housed 
in the oldest building on cam- 
pus, will be relocating to a new 
office building on Park Lane. 

The new $200,000, 8,400 
sq. ft. building is on the site of 
the old trailer park adjacent to 
Transportation Services. The 
move is a part of the univer- 
sit\''s plan to develop the area. 

All that is left to be done to 
the new facilitj' is the framing 
of the inside. Associate Vice 
President of Finance Martv' 
Hamilton is hoping for the 
building to be completed in 
March 2008. 

Workers said the move is 
necessary and the current 
builduig, built in 1920, is in 



Wellness director position created 



As Southern looks forward 
to a new Wellness Center next 
year, the need for a wellness 
director is of high priority. 

Drawing funds from the 
university budget, Southern 
has established a position for a 
wellness director who will pro- 
vide services to the campus as 
well as the surrounding com- 
munis, said Phil Garver, dean 
of the School of Physical Edu- 
cation, Health and Wellness. 

The Wellness Center has 
been a dream of mine for 25 
years and I realized that we 
needed a director in order to 
provide wellness outreach and 
expand our influence on cam- 
pus and the surrounding com- 
munity," Garver said. 

Currently, Southern admin- 
istration has around 25 ap- 
plicants for the position and 
hopes to make a final call by 
early November, Garver said. 
The director will be expected 
to start by January 2008. 

The wellness director will 
coordinate seminars, employ- 
ee v^-ellness programs and food 
services with hopes of reach- 
ing and connecting with oth- 
ers through mental, physical, 
social and spiritual well being, 
Garver said In addition, the 
director will be able to build 
relationship with tlie sur- 



ity through 
a physician board who can 
refer patients to the Wellness 
Center for information on 
health-related issues. 

A variet>' of wellness semi- 
nars v^ill be open to students 
and may be conducted by 
wellness majors who are in- 
terested. Ganger said. This will 
give students an opportunitj' 
to practice their profession on 
campus. 

Brittany Friedrich, sopho- 
more elementary education 
major, likes the idea of health 
seminars being available to 
students. 

"I would like to go and learn 
about things I can do in order 
to have a healthier, more ful- 
filling life," Friedrich said. "I 
think that's something everj-- 
one should want to know." 

With the mission of the 
church and wellness in mind. 
Southern administration ex- 
pects to find a director who 
is passionate for people and 
wellness, has exceptional lead- 
ership skills and puts God first 
above all, said Harold Mayer, 
associate professor of the 
School of Physical Education, 
Health and Wellness. 

"I hope that the director will 
enthuse people about well- 
ness," Mayer said, "have them 
change from the inside out 
and go away from here brand 



disrepair. The roof was blown 
off once and one of the inside 
walls shows signs of fracture 
with cables being used to hold 
it together. 

"It's not to the point where 
it's an immediate danger, but 
it's getting there," said Mark 
Antone, director of Landscape 
Senices. 

Hamilton said the move 
would help alleviate some of 
the hustle for proximate park- 
ing by possibly converting the 
old site into a parking lot, 

"It would be more con- 
venient if there were more 
parking options for dormitory 
students because when you're 
coming in late after curfew its 
kind of hard to find parking 
close to the dorm," said Jes- 
sica Marlier, a junior phv^ical 



education major. 

Landscape Services' work 
ranges from lawn mainte- 
nance and tree trimming to 
parking lot and sidewalk up- 
keep throughout Southern's 
100 acres of land. The depart- 
ment currently employs four 
full-time staff members and 
38 student workers who work 

Although the new building 
will be farther from campus, 
employees are excited about 
the move. 

Antone said he is looking 
forward to having a nice new 
building uith male and female 
locker rooms and an air-con- 
ditioned worship area, which 
was something they always 
wanted, but was not a part of 
the old building. 



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Alpha Mu Gamma (Foreign 
Language) 



American Humanics 

Amnesty International 
Asian Club 



Association for Childhood 
Education International: 
SAU Branch (ACEI) 

Beta Beta Beta (Biological 
Honor Society) 

Bible Workers' Club 

Big Brother/Big Sister 

Black Christian Union (BCU) 

Bridge Day Rappel Club 



Provide sludents service opportunities, social network and on/off campus adventures 

Encourage ihe study of and recognize achievement of foreign language, literature, 
cultures, and civilizations; stimulate a desire for linguistic attainmeni; foster 
sympathetic understanding of other peoples and international friendship 

Provide co-curricular activities that tie-in to AH competencies, a ventie for mem- 
bers to meet local nonprofit professionals and fundraise for AH conferences; share 
Ihe love of ChrisI through service lo others; motivate and encourage service 
Infonn the students at Southern about world human rights violations and work to 
protect those rights 

Foster an increasing awareness of the diverse Asian heritage represented at Southern; 
Asian Club hopes to add the total Collegiate experience by encouraging academic 
achievement, social/cultural activities, free exchange of ideas, and spiritual growth 
Promote and support in the globaf community the optimal education and develop- 
ment of children, from birth through early adolescence, and influence the profes- 
sional grovrth of educators and the efforts of others who are committed to children 

Dedicated to improving Ihe understanding and appreciation of biological study and 
extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research 

Shares Bible verees with those seeking with the purpose of winning souls for Jesus 

Change a child's life by spending only an hour per week with a little brolher/sisler 
and to show the love of jesus while doing so 

Promote diversity on campus; to motivate and encourage students to ser\'e others 
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Business Society 


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and having fun 


Noleene Allen 


Chemistry Club 


Allow students interested in chemistri' to get better acquainted in a spiritual environ- 
ment; promote better relationships between faculty and students; increase Ihe visibility' 
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Jessica Kisunzu 


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Promote the Italian culture and language in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere 


Brian Gauthier 


Club de Frangals 


Promote French language and Francophone culture at Southern 


Matthew Rumse 


College Demoaats of SAU 


Foster a healthy discussion of the role of SDA's and Ihe political system in America, 
with specific attention given to the causes of the Democratic Party 


Raymond Thompson, Jr. 


Computer Club 


Provide opportunities for those inlerested in computers lo learn and socialise together 


Jared Dalnias 


English Club 


Provide social and cultural enrichment 


Rachel Lovelace 


Expressions of Praise 


Share the love of Christ by serving others through the ministry of sign language and 
drama 


Lunelle Bertress 


Health Care Administration Assoc- 
iation (HCAA) 


Increase awareness of LTC among Southern students; let LTC majors become more 
familiar with the industry: show LTC majors that their future is a ministry for Christ 


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Kayak Club 



Promote the sport of kayaking to beginning novices and experienced kayakers; provide Duane Gibson, Jr. 
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responsible use of rivers s\'\f\ waten.vays; provide Christ-centered recreational activities 



Latin American Club (LAC) 


Share and serve Cod with our school and community in a unique way that demonstr- 
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Matchbox Ministries 


Combine our Cod-given talents in the perfonning arts to our peers; spark thought and 
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Mission in Action 


Empower and equip students to share Jesus both locally and internationally through 
public and friendship evangelism; encourage students to grow in Jesus 


Nardia Leonce 


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Create community and educate in outdoor activities 


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Phi Alpha (Sodal Work Honor 
Sodety) 


Recognize and promote scholastic achievement to improve and further the goals of 
social work in the community, state, nation, and vrorld 


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opinion 



Opinion Editor 
anh pham ©southern .edu 



Which unseen world holds your allegiance? 



When I was 12, I wanted 
an out-of-body experience 
like the ones I read in a book 
I checked out from my public 
school library. 

The book was called Double 
Trouble, written by Barthe 
DeClements and Christopher 
Greimes, and was a captivat- 
ing novel of fraternal teenage 
twins Faith and Phillip who 
use their telepathic powers 
and ESP to stay in contact af- 
ter the death of their parents 
force them apart. 

The \vork of fiction was tar- 
geted for a junior high audi- 
ence and being an a\'id reader 
of anjihing exciting and out- 
of-the-ordinary, the book 
quickly captivated my imagi- 

I spent hours reading it 
each da>', fascinated with how 
the authors uTOte in such de- 
tail about the preparations 
the protagonists did to com- 
municate telepathically and 
have out-of-body experiences. 
Breathing exercises, medita- 
tion techniques, and body po- 
sitioning were things I took 
careful note of. 

One night, after my family 
\vent to sleep, I lay carefullj' 
in bed, recalling the details of 
the book. I soon began taking 
controlled breaths, position- 
ing my body as Faith and Phil- 
lip did when they experienced 
the supernatural, and put a 
feiv more of the techniques 
into play. 

Soon I felt relaxed, so much 
so that 1 almost felt like I was 
drifting, as if my whole body 
was connected lo the earth, 
just like the book said. 

1 \vould have kept up the 
practice but something told 
me to stop (Holy Spirit, was 
that you?). I remember decid- 
ing that although e\'erything 
seemed to go well, it seemed 
a little scar)', I knew this was 
an occult practice and my con- 
science wouldn't let me do it 



ing, "The best tiling about the even here on earth. 
book is the fact that Barthe You might say you don't 

DeOements and Christopher care for books about the oc- 

Greimes used Philip and Faith cult, so how does this apply to 
to explain simple techhiqu 



young 






time 1 read it that i 
is more of a guide 
than a stor}'." 

There's a 

much more pop- 
ular story that 
many of you are 
aware of about a boy 
named Harry Potter. 

One day he learns 
that he not just any 
j'oung bo)', but one with a 
supernatural lineage. Har- 
r\' learns that he is a \riz- 
ard and he needs to attend 
school where he can learn 
develop his powers. 

To get to that school he 
enter a train station and pass 
through gate number 9 ^M. At 
the station he soon learns that 
the gate is a supernatural one- 
an unseen gate that he must 
pass through to enter an un- 
seen worid. 

The above illustration, as 
described by Pastor Ivor My- 
ers, is but a counterfeit of what 

In Revelation 13:8 we read, 
"All who dwell on the earth 
will worship him, ex'eiyone 
whose name has not been writ- 
ten from the foundation of the 
world in the book of life of the 
Lamb who has been slain." 

If we are to live through 
that time, how can we escape 
that Satanic worship since we 
will "dwell on the earth"? 

Myers suggests that the 
word "focus" may be substi- 
tuted for "dwell" and that the 
answer is found in Ephesians 
2 4:6 "But God, being rich in 
morcy, because of His great 
]ove with \\'hich He lo\'ed 
us, e\'en when we were dead 
in our transgressions, made 
us alive together with Christ... 
and raised us up with Him, 
and seated us with Him in the 
heavenly places in Christ Je- 

When we focus on Christ 
we enter into heavenly places. 



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In Revelation 
18:23 it talks about how "all 
the nations were deceived by... 
sorcery." 



Let 1 



1 Myei 



points out in his biography. 
Escape From the Black Hole, 
that the entertainment indus- 
try is a black hole that no one 
who takes pleasure in it will be 
able to escape from it without 
Christ rescuing him or her. 

Is it any coincidence that 
angels in the Bible are referred 
to as stars, and that Satan's 
sin of pride, who wanted to be 
the most exalted of the stars, 
higher even than Christ, can 

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be seen reflected in the mo^ie 
stars, music stai^s, and sports 
stars who desire to be exalted 
above otheis? 

Could this be the sorcerv' all 
nations are deceived by, when 
people are more interested in 
getting their lifestv'le ad\ice 
from movies, television, and 
tabloids than from the Bible? 

Ellen White once wrote, 
"We do not understand as we 
should the great conflict go- 
ing on between in\isible 
agencies, the controversy 
between loyal and dis- 
lo>'al angels. Over ev- 
er;- man good and evi\ 
angels strive. This is 
no make-believe 
conflict. 

Itisnotmimic 
battles in which 
we are engaged. 
We have to meet most 
powerfiil ad\'ersaries, and 
with us to determine 
which shall win. We are to find 
our strength where the early 
disciples found theirs. [Acts 
1:14; 2:2,4 states:] 'These all 
continued with one accord in 
prayer and supplication.' 'And 
suddenly there came a sound 
from heaven as of a rushing 
might^' wind, and it filled all 
the house where they were sit- 
ting.' 'And they were all filled 
with the Holy Ghost.'" 

This holiday season, which 
unseen world will you choose? 



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A few brief passages 
from the Bible 

Old Testament: 

"You shaj! not permit a 
sorcerer to live," 
Exodus 22:18 

"Regard not them that 
have familiar spirits, 
neither seek after 
wizards, to be defiled 
by them: i am the LORD 
your God." 
Leviticus 19:31 

"A man also or woman 
that hath a familiar 
spirit, or is a wizard, 
shall surely be put to 
death: they shall stone 
them with stones: their 
blood shall be upon 
them." 
Leviticus 20:27 

New Testament: 

"Now the works of 
the flesh are evident. . . 
sorcery. ..those who 
practice such things will 
not inherit the kingdom 
of God." 
Galatians 5:19-21. 

"But the cowardly, 
unbelieving, 
abominable, murderers, 
sexually immoral, 
sorcerers, idolaters, 
and all liars shall have 
their part in the lake 
that burns with fire 
and brimstone, which 
is the second death." 
Revelation 21:8 

"But outside are dogs 
and sorcerers and 
sexually immoral and 
murderers and idolaters, 
and whoever loves 
and practices a lie." 
Revelation 22:15 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007 



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THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southem.edu 



Students prepare to be hugged 

Free hugs available on promenade Nov. 6 as part of Student Wellness Week 



m 



It is a mo\'eraent that took 
the world by storm. A quick 
visit to youtube.com shows the 
enormous effect that it had, 
reaching to eveiy corner of the 
globe and impacting millions. 
There are hundreds of \'ideos 
posted, sho^^lng the mo\'e- 
ment stretching across conti- 

Touch is a 

basic healing need 

sometimes even 

more vital than 

medication. 

- Helen Colton, 
touch therapy expert 



nents, from Korea to Russia. 

It started with one man. 
Juan Mann looked at the 



world around him and saw 
the need for physical touch. 
He saw that people need love 
as much as they need food or 
oxygen. 

He decided to do some- 
thing about it. He stood in the 
streets of cities holding a sign 
that read "Free Hugs." At first, 
people looked at him like he 
was crazy, or simply looked 
right through him. But then, 
something remarkable hap- 
pened. People started to hug 

The mo\'ement spread 
across the globe. Sign-bearing 
individuals flocked to street 
corners to share what doctors 
and therapists have been say- 
ing all along; love is healing. 

As reported on eqi.org, 
touch therapy expert Helen 
Colton says that touch is a ba- 
sic healing need sometimes 
even more vital than raedica- 

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, South- 
em will join the crusade. 
Members of the Health Evan- 
gelism class will be present on 




the promenade from lo a.m. ly, we can make our campus, 
to 2 p.m. to spread the joy that and tliis world, a happier and 
comes from loWng. Hopeful- healthier place. 



PROJECT MINDFILL 

Renew your mind during wellness week Nov. 4-10 



Do not conform any longer 
to the pattern of this world, 
but be transformed by the 
renewing of your mind. Then 
you will be able to test and ap- 
prove what God's will is - his 
Qood, pleasing and perfect 
lo'Vr (Romans 12:2). 

Checkoutthesefiin.free events 
planned for Nov. 4-10: 

Sunday, Nov. 4 
Pilates Peace - Pilates for 
^vomen only; Thatcher Hall 
aerobics room; 10-iia. 

Monday, Nov. 5 
Health Awareness on 
P^-omenade - Includes blood 
pressure, muscular endurance. 



flexibility, hand strength, and 
lung volume tests, body fat 
percentage readings, infor- 
mation on why it's healthy to 
smile, & more; 10a - 2p. 
Battlefield Hollywood, 
Part 1 - Presentation on the 
importance of keeping a pure 
mind; Thatcher Hall Chapel; 
7 & lop; joint worship, double 
worship credit. 



Tuesday, Nov, 6 
Massage Day - 5 minute stu- 
dent massages; promenade or 
Student Center; 10a - 2p. 
Free Hugs - share hugs & 
learn the benefits of happiness; 
in front of Student Center & 
lunch line; booth arailable 
during prime times/lunch; ad-' Friday, Nov. 9 



ditional brochures available in 
Campus Ministries office. 
Battlefield Hollywood, 
Part 2 - continuation from 
Monday; same location/times. 

Wednesday, Nov. 7 
Autumn Apples - grab a 
free apple & pick-me-up Bible 
verse; promenade; lunch time. 
Cooper's Cookies - vegan 
cookie baking class; White Oak 
Room (Thatcher South); 5:30- 
6:30p; guys welcome, too! 



Thursday, Nov. 8 
Massage Day - 5 minute sti 
dent massages; promenade c 
Student Center; 11a - 3p. 



Toothbrush Day - free tooth- 
brushes being handed out with 
oral hygiene information; also, 
raffle for free cleaning; cafete- 
ria; y-ga, 11a- ip. 
Tiki Adoration - hot apple 
cider, SA's smores & Cooper's 
Cookies, with li\e Adoration 
music & tiki torches; prom- 
enade infronl of Lynn Wood; 
after vespers, g-iip, 

Saturday, Nov. 1 
E.vtreme Dodgeball - teams 

of 6 required (incl. 2 women); 
lies P.E. Center; 7:30p. 



Of the eight natural 
remedies, which one 
do you think is most 
efifective and why? 

"I think rest is most usefiji, ■ 
It rejm'enates us and helps 
us to remain healthy." ; 

- Kim Lane 

"Nutrition, because keeping , 
your body a healthy living 
temple for God is what He 
asks us to do for Him. And-^ 
what j'ou put into your body ' 
affects you the most" 
-Natasha Knobloch 

"Air. It's kind of what keeps 
you alive to make the other 
things possible." 
-Jordyn Gascay 

"1 would say exercise be- 
cause today in America no 
one eats healthy. So in order 
to be able to stay in shape, 
they need to exercise." 

- Jennifer Kaufniann 

"I like sun. I feel better 
when I'm around it. My 
mood is better and I'm less 
stressed." 

- Clifton Schaller 

Trust in Divine Power. God 
promises in the Bible that if 
you trust Him, then He will 
take care of you and all the 
other physical things will 
follow." 

- Lissy Baldwin 

"Sunshine is a loss to our 
generation. With the sepa- 
ration of humanity- through 
email, text web meetings 
and video games, we are los- 
ing the important nutrients 
that the sun gives." 
-Adrian Adams 

"I think \\ater is the most 
important because it helps 
our bodies in so many dif- 

- Joyce Reyna 

Trust in DiWne Power. If I 
didn't trust I would have no 
hope, and with no hope, I 
wouldn't have any reason to 
\vant to live." 
■ ''Jamie Matin 



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



reli gion 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@southern.edu 



A letter of reflection: death, fire 



'riiis is an e-mail I wrote 
on Oct. 25 to Kaitlin EUoway, 
one of my dearest and best 
friends who is serving as a 
student missionary in Peru. 
I did a lot of thinking and 
contemplating as I wrote il 
and felt a nued to share this 
with anyone who has gone 
through a tough experience. 

I've decided God is so goad. 
no matter what. My father 
taught me that. In his weak- 
est moments, he couldn't 
praise Cod more. He was an 
inspiration to me. ajigure that 
rit never forget. 

Hi Kaitlin, 

Man I feel like I just have 
lo keep telling you bad news. I 
tell you...l can't wait for Jesus' 

1 got the ^vol•d this morn- 
ine that it's official. Our house 



burned down 
OcL 24, exactly one month 
after my father passed awa>'. 
The fires in California have 
just been too tragic and 
devastating I can't e\'en begin 
to take it all in. 

Jeff and Audrey (hrother-in- 
taw and sister who I've lived 
with since age ten) got evacu- 
ated on Oct. 23. I watched 
online scanner reports and 
checked for e^■el■^' little update 
available in Running Springs, 
Calif Three roads were listed 
on Tuesday night, including 
our sti"eet as being affected. I 
was pretty sure we didn't have 
a house {considering wc only 
have about five houses on our 
street) but it -wasn't until last 
night that Jeff was looking 
through pictures online and 
realized that this picture was 
actually our house. I saw the 
photo this morning. 

The car in the photo is our 
red Sebring. The only" walls still 



and inspiration 

standing were mj' room. The 
BBQ is on top of the Sebring. 
It's just craz}'. Everything Jeff, 
Audrey, Eli, Amber, Ro\^■en, 
and Riley (their four children) 
own is smashed into hvo SUVs. 
That's all the>- have. (As far as 
I know they packed up my "fire 
box" that had my yearbooks 
and journals. As for even thing 
else.. .you know). 

Once tlie fire dies down nn 
family is planning on renting a 
cabin until they finish rebuild- 




, I wish I could stop, no matter w'hal...keep 
going. I know \oii ran do it. I 



I can't focus. I think about 
my dad... I think about tliis. 
School seems nearly impos- 

But I'm going lo keep go- 
ing. My dad told me he \vanted 
me to. Our last real conversa- 
tion w'as ''Moni....rm so happy 
that >'0u've found such a good 
school. You are going to do 
such great things. Just don't 



love you." 

Life never gets easier. I don't 
think it ever will. This world is 
not how God wanted it. It can't 
keep going... Jesus m\l come. 
If not in my lifetime, I know 
he'll keep me going. It's my 
goal, it's my target. 

If 1 could give a theme to my 
life right now it's "just keep go- 
ing..." I will Kait. I will do what 



my dad knew I could do. it's 
overwhelming but 1 know God 
is by my side. (Not to mention 
so many people who pra\ and 
offer support.) 

God is so good. I just pray 



will 



that, 



amidst all this destniction. 

I love you Kaitlin, and I'm so 
proud of you for doing God's 
work. I miss you and I can't 
wait to talk to you. 

- Monika 



Loss of childhood pet Invokes a renewal of life 



This summer I did a story on 
police dogs, and >'esterday my 
police friends and I did some 
more filming. As you might 
think, one "of the perks of their 
job is that they get to go am'- 
where on campus. An>'\vhere. 
Normally, a sign that says "No 
persons allowed \\ithout secu- 
rity clearance" would scare me 
into submission. But appar- 
ently, those signs don't apply 
to campus securit>'. 



waxed mannequins-i wouldn't 
have thought they were real if 
it weren't for the intricate de- 
tail. To be honest, that was the 









We\ 









: of c 



formaldehyde. 

Thej' were lifeless shells of 
people who had just died over 
the weekend. They were soak- 
ing ui the brine to slow the de- 
composition and 1 stood there 
dumbfounded thinking that 
there were people grie\'ing 
these shells, in intense pain 
because their souls were gone. 
But here ! was, not knowing 
who they were and the only 
contact I had \\ith them was 
postmortem. They looked Hke 



ach it. The whole experience 
made me think of the first time 
I experienced death. 

I was older, fourteen, and 
my cat Pepper was getting old. 
Most people go through many 
cats. They run away, they get 
run o^'er, a wild dog eats them 
and people learn to deal with 
the fact that cats are realh' 
quite a temporary animal. But 
in mj' family. Pepper was THE 
cat. I had grown up ivith her. 
She was the cat I had when I 
was a baby, the cat whose tail I 
had caught in the sliding glass 
door, the cat who listened to 
m>' first secrets. M\' brothers 
had the dog, but Pepper was 
mine. After all, I fed her. 

Pepper was afraid of our 
dog. His name was Cujo and 
he had a reputation for killing 
chickens, I never thought he 
^vould eat Pepper, but he defi- 
nitely loved to chase her. So 
Pepper Ih-ed on the deck. She 



never left it, not for any reason 
except the periodic poop run 
which was directly underneath 
the deck. As she got older, she 
couldn't make it up and down 
the deck. My mom decided it 
was time to put her down. 

When I heard the news, I 
cried and cried. My heart was 
breaking. 1 realized that I was 
going to lose something that 
was very precious to me, but 
I didn't know w'hat it meant 
Would a piece of my childhood 
be gone? Would I grow up af- 
ter that? What is it like to have 
something gone forei.'er? 

That night 1 told Pepper 
what was going to happen. I 
told her to run away, that 1 was 
going to miss her, but it wasn't 
safe anymore. That night, she 
ran into the woods. But the 
next morning, my dad went 
looking for her and found her. 

We went to the vet's office. 
It was so sterile- My mom said 
the vet would do it on his own 
and that we shouldn't stay 
there, but I couldn't stand the 
thought of Pepper being alone. 
The \et looked at me and asked 



if I was ready. Pepper was sniff- 
ing the cabinets, checking out 
the new surroundings-she was 
safe to roam without Cujo. 

"Yes, I am," I said. I was 
crying now and it was hard to 
choke out the words. 

"This shot is just to make 
her tired, and she'll go to sleep 
after this," he said. 

He gave her the shot. Pep- 
per was still walking around, 
happy to have a change of 
scener>' from the deck. 

Minutes went by and the 
medicine began to do its job. 
She wobbled around for a bit 
and then she fell, letting out 
a surprised cry. I scooped her 
into my arms and held her, 
petting her, telling her how 
sorry I was that I was doing 
this to her. Her breathing be- 
came deep and she closed her 
eyes for the last time. Then the 
doctor gave her a second shot. 
I was surprised at how 
quick it was. She \v'as gone in 
just a few minutes and I knew 
the second she left. Her body 
became limp and she let out a 
sigh-almost like she was tired. 



I held her and cried harder. 

I looked around for mom, 
but she wasn't there. She had 
left at some point I took the 
body out of the operating room 
where mom ^v'as; ready with a 
cardboard box. 1 laid Pepper 
on an old ratted blanket and 
tried my hardest to breathe be- 
tween sobs that went as deep 
as my lungs. I laid her down 
as gently as I could, and felt 
sick when I reahzed that this 
was not my cat. This was not 
Pepper. It was something else. 
Something Pepper had used 
for a while, but it wasn't her 
and I'd never get her back. 

It's amazing how useless 
people are %vithout their spirit 
and heart. It made me want 
to take care of mine, because 
without it, what are we? I re- 
ally might as well be a cadaver 
floating around in a vat 

"Jesus said to her, I am the 
resurrection and the life. He 
who believes in me will live, 
even though he dies; and who- 
e^'er lives and belie\'es in me 
\\ill never die. Do you believe 
this?" John 11:25,26 NIV. 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



MA Shuffle surprises Turtles to hand them first loss 



BR/\d Betack 

Last night in guys A-league 
flag football action, the un- 
defeated Ninja Turtles (2-0) 
ed MA Shuffle (4-2). MA 
Shuffle surprised the Turtles 
coming away with an impres- 
sive 13-8 uctory. 

Most readers will be sur- 
prised to -hear the outcome 
with this one, especially with 
the way the Ninja Turtles have 
played in their previous two 
games. They had not allowed a 
I single point before last night. 
The game got off to a some- 
I what sloppy start with both 
! teams ending their first drives 
I with interceptions. MA Shuffle 
was tlie first team to take ad- 
vantage of the turnovers, driv- 
ing dowTi 80 yards to score on 
1 five-yard pass play from QB 
I Chad KurzvTiske to halfback 
Eric Miller. After foiling to 
capitalize on the extra point, 
they handed the ball back to 
the Turtles with the score 6-0. 




"We just need to gain some 
yards and score some touch- 
downs," said Brandon Todd, 
member of the Turtles on 
what they needed to do to turn 
around the game. 

MA Shuffle was able to con- 
tinue their consistent rush of 
Turtles QB Brent Forrest forc- 
ing him to make premature 
throws. After changing their 
QB a few different times, the 
Turtles were finally able to 
score some points on a prett>' 
touchdown catch from Nel- 
son Pichaido. Unfortunately 
for the Turtles, it was too little 
too late. Next possession, MA 
Shuffle just killed the clock to 
seal the win. 



It \ 



t get i 



■ for 



After a quick three-and-out off to Andrew Knecht ivho points. After scoring the extra 

on offense for the Turtles, MA ran parallel behind the line of point, they ividened their lead 

Shuffle made quick work on scrimmage. Instead of cross- to 13-0. 

off'ense and scored on a trick ing the line and running up At halfldme, frustration %vas 

play. On the 20-yard line, field, he Andrew Carpenter in setting in for the Ninja Tiir- 

Kurzynske handed the ball the end zone for another sbc ties. 



the Ninja Turtles as they play 
Shake 'n' Bake tomorrow and 
Do Work later on in the sea- 



A look at the upcoming 2007-2008 NBA season 



For some people October is 

a great month because of Hal- 

I loween; for others it is a great 

I month because of another 

I start to the NBA season. 

After draft picks, summer 
I trades and ke\' free agent sign- 
I ings, the NBA is ready to excite 
I fans all over the worid for the 
I next eight months. 

E\er>- year, there are ques- 
I ^ons around the league: Can 
I ^^ Spurs be considered a dy- 
y with a possible repeat? 
Will the new-look CelHcs 
I bring the luck back to Boston 
I and capture their 17th NBA ti- 
1 tie? How about Lebron? Will 
I Diva>Tie Wade and ShaquiUe 
I O'Neal stay healthy for an- 
I °^er run? Finally, and most 
I "nporUntly wUl Kobe Biyant 
I get traded from the Los An- 
1 geles Lakers? The only way to 



find out is to keep up with the 
NBA daily. 

Opfining night consisted of 
a double-header on TNT. The 
defending NBA Champion 
San Antonio Spurs topped 

"...will Kobe 

Bryant get 

traded from 

the Los Angeles 

Lakers?" 

the young Oden-less Portland 
Trailblazers 106-97. 

The night cap featured 
two of the best guards in the 
league, Trac>' McGrady and 
Kobe Bryant as Houston vis- 
ited the Lakers. TTie Rockets 
withstood a 45-point perfor- 
mance from Bryant and a late 
Lakers rally to win 95 to 93. 




The other NBA teams 
scheduled to play the rest of 
this week include the Dallas 
Mavericks and league MVP 
Dirk Nowitzki who are travel- 
ing to Cleveland to battle LeB- 
ron and company. 

My predictions for the top 
seeds in the Western confer- 
ence are: San Antonio, Phoe- 
nix, Houston, Denver, Utah, 
Golden State and Memphis. 
For the Eastern conference 
I have: Bulls, Celtics, Heat, 
Nets, Wizards, Cleveland, Or- 
lando and Toronto. 

Only time will tell if tJiese 
predictions will come true. 

This is why we watch, be- 
cause high expectations don't 

always become reality, and 

sometimes we're surprised 

by teams. All I can say is that 

Halloween tends to have tricks 

ana tne NBA season tends to kelballgame in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. ^ 



have treats. 



lAP Photo/Matt Sayles) 



10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007 



chatter 



SA Senate Spirit Week | Spirit 
week will be November 5-9. 
This year, Spirit Week will also 
include special activities cor- 
responding \Wth the indi\'idual 
days. Prizes for participation 
each day include drawings for 
$25 cash and gift certificates, 
candy, Southern apparel, and 
Sue Flags Tickets. 

Fall Festival Parade | This 
year's SA Fall Festival Parade 
will be held Sunday, Nov. 4 in- 
stead of the scheduled Oct.28. 



Upcoming events calendar 



SHIilll 



Missions Vespers Announce- 
ment I Plan to attend a ver>' 
special vespers featuring our 
Student Missionary Program. 
The speaker for the evening 
\st11 be Marilyn Laszio, who 
spent nearly 25 years in Papua 
New Guinea with the Wycliffe 
Bible Translators. Seeking to 
spread the word of God to the 
Sepik Iwam culture, she devel- 
oped an alphabet and enabled 
the Bible to be translated into 
their language, resulting in the 
transformation of an entire 
people group. Hear her excit- 
ing and inspiring story Friday 
night at 8 p.m. in the CoUeg- 
ed ale Church. 

Missions Expo ] "Choose Your 
Mission" is the theme that has 
been presented to students 
during this week of Student 
Missions Emphasis. Mission 
Emphasis Week concludes 



Friday, November 2 
Deadline to request Decem- 
ber/May graduation, Records 
Office 
6:46 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 
Missions: MariKu Laszio 
After Vespers - Adoration, 
Lynn Wood 

After Vespers - Mars & Ve- 
nus on a Date, Thatcher 
After Vespers — Hymn 
Sing, Talge Chapel 

Saturday, November 3 

9 a.m. - Church Service, Col- 
legedale Church, John Nixon 
9145 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - Something Else 
Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South White Oak Room 

10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 
10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third. 
CA,MikeFulbright 
10:15 a-m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 
11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
CoUegedale Church, John 

Avith the Student Missions 
Expo, which will take place 
on Sabbath, No\'ember 3 from 
2-5 p.m. in the Student Center. 
Southern students will have 
the opportunitj' to connect 
with former student mission- 
aries as well as recruiters rep- 
sion organiza- 
; from around the world. 



1:30-5 p.m. - Cave Open, 
Student Park 

a-5 p.m. - Student Missions 
Expo, Student Center 
3 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries, 
Wright Hall Steps 
5-5:45 P'm- - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

6:30 p.m. — Evensong, 
Church 

7 p.m. - Imisible Children 
Event: Airican Village, Duck 
Pond Field 

9 p.m. - Diversions: Pool and 
Watching Football {9-11:30 
p.m.), Talge Rec Room; 
KR's Open (9-10 p.m.), Stu- 
dent Center; Games (9-11:30 
p.m.). Student Center; Slush- 
ies, Snacks and Mo\ie (9-11 
p.m.), Thatcher Chapel 

Sunday, November 4 
Daylight Savings Time Ends; 
set clocks back one hour 
SAT Exams, Lynn Wood 
10-11 a.m. - Pilates Peace, 
Thatcher Aerobics Room 
3-5 p.m. - Extreme Dodge- 
ball Team Practice, lies P.E. 

4-7 p.m. - SA Parade & Fall 

Diversions | This Saturday 
night there wiU be several op- 
tions for Diversions. The fol- 
lowing locations will be open: 
Student Center from 9-11:30 
p.m. (table games, Twister, 
pool, ping pong, etc.), KR's 
from 9-10 p.m. (selling slush- 
ies and , snacks); Talge Hall 
from 9-11:30 p.m. (watch- 



Festival, University Drive and 
Taylor Cu-cle 

Monday, November 5 

SA Senate Spirit Week (5-9) 

Student Wellness Week (5-9) 

Online Winter Registration 

(5-16) 

Spirit Day; Decades Day 

NASW Membership Drive, 

Daniells Hall 

ORE Subject Exam only, Lynn 

8:50 a.ni.-l p.m. - Karaoke, 
Student Center Promenade 
10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Health 
Checkups, Promenade 
3:30 p.m. - Undergraduate 
Council 

7 & 10 p.m. - Joint Wor- 
ship: Battlefield Hollywood 
Part I, Thatcher Chapel 

Tuesday, November 6 

Spirit Day: Twin Day 
9:15 a.m,-3 p.m. - Twin 
Trivia, Student Center Prom- 
enade 

Last day to order December 
graduation regalia online, 
www.shop.jbstens.cora 
12 p.m. - Dean's Luncheon, 

ing football, playing pool); 
Thatcher Hall Chapel from 
9-11 p.m. (watching a mo\ie). 
Come and check out each io- 



Presidential Banquet Room 

6 p.m. - Tornado Siren Test 

7 & 10 p.m. - Joint Wor- 
ship: Battlefield Hollywood 
Part II, Thatcher Chapel 

Wednesday, November 7 

Spirit Day: Superhero Day 

Obstacle Course, Student 

Center Promenade 

ACRO Fest, Berrien Springs, 

Ml (7-11) 

5:30-6:30 p.m. - Cooper's 

Cookies: Vegan baking class. 

White Oak Room 

7 p.m. - SA Senate, White 

Oak Room 

Thursday, November 8 
Spirit Day: Southern Adventist 
University Pride Day 
Last day to drop a class & au- 
tomatically receive a "W" 
11 a.m. - Convocation, 
Church, Encounters: Chris 
Blake 

11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Free Mas- 
sages, Student Center 
3:30 p.m. - Graduate Coun- 
cil, Robert Merchant Room 
7 p.m. - Modem Languages 
Film Series, Miller #201 



And rN the end, fi's not the 
years in your life that count. 
It's the life in your years. 

-Abraham Lincoln 

November 2 

Reed Krause, CJ Rscher, 
Glenna Lashley, Whitney Wi- 
ley, Vid^ Moore, Blair Martin 

November 3 

Judy Clippinger, Joel Kurtz, 
Chelsey Appel, Jonathan Per: 



November 4 

TJ Jansen, Steven Crosby, 

Hanniel Calkins, Katie Mur- 

rell, Steven Stockil, Steve Har- 

kins, Ashley Westcott, Heather 

Peggau, Sofonie Smith, Janet 

Gray 

November 5 

Jennifer Seal, Caitlin Delane>', 
Melissa Romaine, l^rs Ham- 
er. Erica Dalley, Jessica Dal- 
ley, "nmothy Haming. Sara 



November 6 

Autumn Saxon, Sara Mirucki, 
Gabriel Parra, Rob Scott, Ma- 
koto Mori, Casey Smith 

November 7 

Heather Janetzko, Elizabeth 
Randall, Laura Wendt, Eric 
Kerr, Brad Schleenbaker, 
Princess Zambrano, Ashley 
l«wis, Ryan Bunnell, Jerel 
Moral, Celeste Thorns 

Novembers 

Angela Palmer, Shayne Aris, 
Nicholas Eller 



Wellness Week Activities | 

November 4-10 is Student 
Wellness Week! The activities 
and events planned in honor 
of Student Wellness Week are 
as follows; 

Pilates Peace | A Pilates class 
for females lead bj' Malloiy 
Mountz will be this Sunday, 
November 4, from 10-11 a.m. 
Ladies: be ready for a strength- 
ening, peacefril exercise in the 



Health Checkups on the Prom- 
enade I Various health clubs 
will provide checkups for stu- 
dents walking between class- 
es. Nursing Club; blood pres- 
sure tests; Allied Health Club: 
muscular endurance, flex- 
ibility, hand strength & lung 
volume tests; Wellness Club: 
hand sanitization test; PE 
Club; body fat 96 test. These 
various booths will be operat- 
ing on Monday, Nov. 5, from 
10 am - 2 pm between classes 
for aU students & faculty to 
stop by. 



Student Wellness Week Nov. 4-10 

Additional activities listed with times and 
locations on Lifestyles, page 7. 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007 



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For Sale: 2 jing yang black 
car seat co\'ers. Good 
condition. Only $20. Call 
Andrew at 236-7266. 

For sale: 1989 Nissan 
Maxima. Runs good. Just 
spent $1000 fixing it up. 
Clean. Great A/C. New 
wheel cylinders; new brakes 
all around.; new brake 
drums; new fiiel injector; 
newftiel injector lines. 
New right rear electric 
window regulator. Nearly 
new battery and spark plug 
cables. Transmission rebuilt 
one year ago. 

S1950OBO. Call 423-396- 
2348 after 6:00 p.m. 

Car for sale 

'93 Honda Accord 

#3,000.00. 

Call 423-208-3875- 



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Three bedroom, two full 
bathrooms house witii stor- 
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fireplace. $25o/mo.+S250 
move-in depasit.This is a 
perfect place to call home 
while in school. The\iew 
is beautiful! Within walk- 
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Looking for a female 
roommate to share a two 
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$350 a month includes all 
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electricity, and water. It's 2 
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If interested please call me 
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Gift Baskets. Nice Christmas 
gifts for sisters, mothers and 
girifriends. Will help spon- 
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Mountain Bike for sale. Trek 
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Call Kristi' for inquiries at 
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Medium sized, black digital 
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Canon 20D body for sale 
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Any seniors planning to 
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Please give your name and 
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Medium/small white digital 
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Jokes 

A new pastor was visiting 
the homes of his parishio- 
ners. At one bouse it seemed 
ob\ious that someone was at 
home, but no answer came 
to his repeated knocks at the 
door. Therefore, he took out 
a card and WTOte "Revelation 
3:20" on the back of it and 
stuck it in the door. 

When the offering was 
processed the follo%ving Sun- 
day, he found that his card 
had been returned. Added to 
it was this cryptic message. 
Genesis 3:10." 

Reaching for his Bible to 
check out the citation, he 
broke up in gales of laugh- 
ter. 

Revelation 3:20 begins 
"Behold, I stand at the door 
and knock," Genesis 3:10 
reads, "I heard your voice in 
the garden and I was afraid, 
for I was naked." 



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12 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 

If you have ideas for the Cartoons Section of the 

Southern Accent or would just like to comment, 

compliment, complain, or insult the m, please contact 

Chad at cepickeral@southern.edu 

accentcomics@hotmail. 



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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2007 

Chad Pickeral 

Cartoon Editor 

cepickeral@southern.edu 




Believe it or not, October 31 is actually considered 

to be "Reformation Day" in the honor of Martin 

Luther posting the 95 Theses on the doors of a church 

in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31,1517. 

It is a civil holiday in Slovenia, Brandenburg, Saxony, 

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Saxony-Anhalt, andThuringia. 

Thank you, Dr. Greg King for bringing this to my attention. - Chad 



SOUTHERN sj^j^s ACCENT 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 9 



Southern premieres feature fflm gA trfeS SOHiething HCW 



The Southern-produced 
feature-length mo\ie, "Secret 
of the Cave" uill premiere at 
the Tivoli Theater in do\\Ti- 
toim Chattanooga, tonight at 
7p.m. 

Mai'k Thomas, \ideo pro- 
duction manager for South- 
ern, said "Secret of the Cave" 
was produced by the School of 
Visual Art and Design to give 
students a learning environ- 
ment that would be applicable 
to the real world. 

During the three years of 
production, 35-40 Southern 
students played a major role in 
producing the film. Students 



got experience as assistant di- 
rector, editors, cinematogra- 
phers and gaffers. When pro- 
fessionals were used, students 
were assigned to be their as- 
sistants to further their ediica- 

Scripts are being considered 
for upcoming projects by the 
School of Visual Arts and De- 
sign, however no formal plans 
have been made yet. Tliis film 
release is the second for the 
School of Visual Arts and De- 
sign. "Angels in Chains" was 
the first and had limited dis- 
tribution. "Secret of the Cave"" 
is available for rent at major 
ndeo outlets, such as Block- 
bust er. Hollytvood Video and 

•SEE CAVE, fAdE 3 



Campus searches for spirit 



Kimberly Benfield, Student 
Association vice president, 
said SA and Senate are trying 
new Spirit week activities to 
increase participation. 

"In the past, there have been 
like three people who dressed 
up and went all out. This year, 
we're trjing to get more people 
involved," Benfield said. 

Students can win a prize 
even if tliey are not \'oted best 
! for the day, Benfield 




ECU opened up the Fall Festival paradi 



This year, the Student Asso- 
ciation and Senate are trying a 
different approach to Spirit 
Week in reaction to students' 
lack of enthusiasm for the 

"There is no incenti^'efor me 
to have school spirit. In high 
school, we had spirit week to 
show a competition between 
classes; ^vhoever showed the 
most spirit won. It made more 
sense in high school," said 
Emmy Beltre, a junior graphic 
design major. 



In i 



ntific 1 



•vey 



of 100 students at Southern, 
62% said they did not plan on 
dressing up for Spirit week at 
all and 77% said they did not 
care or were not excited about 
Spirit week. 



"Anybody who participates 
has a chance to win," Benfield 

Spirit week began with de- 
cades day on Monday. Tuesday 
was tvvin day, and super hero 
day was on Wednesday. Today 
is Southern pride day. Friday 
will be pajama day featuring a 



Pumpkins, straw bales, and 
carnival games dotted South- 
ern's Taylor Circle on Sunday 
evening, for the annual Fall 
FestK'al put on by Student As- 
sociation. 

This year's event was a joint 
effort put on by Southern's 
SA and Collegedale Academy. 
Students from the university 
and the academy, as well as 
families from the community 
turned out for the event. 

The evening began at 4 p.m. 
with a small parade put on by 
SA. Three main floats were 
featured in the parade repre- 
senting mind, body and soul. 

The Collegedale Police De- 
partment briefly shut down 
traffic on a portion of Univer- 
sity Drive to make way for the 



Following the parade, a 
short program held in front of 
Wright Hall included a perfor- 
mance by the group Expres- 
sions of Praise, a poem read 
by freshman theologj^ and 
mass communications major 
Angela McPherson and a brief 
speech gi\en by SA President 
Barry Howe. 

Attendees had the oppor- 
tunity to participate in games 
like Twister and a doughnut 
eating race. Participants in the 
"doughnut race" came away 
with telltale white powdered 
sugar trails on their faces. 

"The minute you snap the 
doughnut from the string, the 
powdered sugar goes straight 
up your nose," said Angela 
McPherson, a freshman theol- 
ogy and mass communications 

Pumpkin caning, carni- 



val games and food were also 
available to attendees. Pizza 
from Rafael's and burgers pro- 
vided by CA were for sale, as 
were cotton candy, beverages 
and chips. 

A bluegrass band performed 
on the steps of Wright Hall 
throughout much of the event. 

•The music was better 
this year. They played Rocl^ 
Top-bluegrass all the way," 
said Caleigh Teasley, a sopho- 
more nursing major. 

Some students commented 
that they liked the earher time 
this year. 

"I really Uked that it was 
earlier because it gave me 
more time to study in the eve- 
ning," said Hadleigh Stone, 
a sophomore nursing major. 
The festival in recent years 
has been held at 9 p.m., often 

SEE FESTIVAL, PAGE 3 



INDEX 



News 

Clubs 

Opinion 

Lifestyles 

Religion . 

Sports 

Campus Chatter 

Classifieds 



SPORTS 




Fora lookatgirls' 
flag ball power rank- 
ings, see page 9. 



NEWS 




Read about Invisible 
Children on page 3 
and see the religion 
page for more photos. 



2 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 



Destiny drama finds new director Campus Safety installs new fire alarms 



Katie Jacobs, the ne^v Des- 
tiny Drama director, is leading 
a fresh group of members this 



Jacobs, a junior 
education major, has been 
involved in Christian drama 
since second grade, and direct- 
ing since her freshman year in 
high school. She ^vas the cast- 
ing director for Son Rise last 
year, and also worked as the 
programs director at Camp 
Kulaqua. 

Southern Chaplain Brennon 
Kirstein and Associate Chap- 
lain Ke^in Kibble selected 
Jacobs as director after a se- 
ries of interviews. Jacobs said 
what excites her about Destiny 
Drama is that it's student-led. 
The team is completely new 
except for one returning mem- 
ber. Jacobs said the purpose 
of the group is to create an at- 
mosphere where the members 
can express the messages God 
impresses on them. 

"A lot of it has to do wth 
bonding as a group and com- 
.ing up with common goals," 
Jacobs said. "My biggesl goal 
this year is to put together a 
group of highly creatii'e people 
and then create an atmosphere 
where God's message can be 
expressed." 

Naomi Dobjus, a freshman 
elementar>' education major 
and member of Destiny Dra- 
ma, feels Jacobs is doing Mell. 

"She's an amazing leader," 
Dob\Tis said. "She does a real- 
ly good job making people feel 




like an individual, but she also 
pulls us together as a team. 

Destiny Drama began in the 
late 70s and has been student- 
led for much of its existence. 
Recent directors Maria Sager 
and Scott Fogg were not cur- 
rent students at Southern, 
but had attended in previous 
years. Bill Wohlers, Vice Presi- 
dent of Student Sennces, said 
that even with student turn- 
over, the leadership for Desti- 
ny Drama is usually effectis'e. 

The theme for the year is 
"Where is your destiny?" The 
group has already performed 
this year on campus, but the 
two biggest performances will 
take place at vespers Nov. 30 
and April 11. 

The first performance is 
"Portraits of a Sa\ior," and has 
been designed to give people a 
new perspective on Jesus. 

"Christian drama has no 
other purpose than to lift Je- 
sus up," Jacobs said, "and that 
is the core of Destiny Drama," 



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With Southern's recent 
adoption of a new safety plan, 
Campus Safety has updated 
the campus fire alarm sj-stem 
to ensure quicker and more ef- 
fective communication during 



Costing on average of 
S8o,ooo per building to in- 
stall, Southern bought the new 
fire alarm s>-stem using funds 
from the capital budget, said 
Marty Hamilton, associate 
xace president of financial ad- 



"I don't like the new voice 
that comes over the speaker 
telling j-ou what to do. I think 
it's annoying because it makes 
you feel stupid. We are going 
to leave the building regard- 
less if it's a tone or %'oice that 
comes over the speaker," Tre- 
wittsaid. 



Equipped with a voice evac- 
uation structure called Evax, 
the new fire alarm sj^stem has 
the capability' to communi- 
cate specific durecdons to stu- 
dents and facultj' during an 
emergency, said Doug Walter, 
alarm technician. 

"People pay more atten- 
tion to a voice than a noise 
and that's why this system will 
work more efficientlj' than the 
last," Walter said. 

Sophomore nursing major 
Kamri Trewitt, however, is 
one student who doesn't like 
the new voi 



"What we do is 

expensive, but 

it does save 

lives." 

-Brooks Kirschmann 



In addition to Evax, the 
updated fire alarm system is 
better able to report smoke, 
heat and other harmful sub- 
stances in the air, Walter said. 
Eventually Southern hopes to 
connect the entire system to 
the central location of Campus 
Safelj' to further enhance fast 
communication and limit con- 
fusion during an emergency-. 

Currently, the aew fire 
alarm system has already been 



installed in all dorms and n 
of the buildings on campus 
except for the new wellness, 
nursing and landscape build- 
ings, said Walter and Brooks 
Kirschmann, special proj- 
ects assistant. Campus Safety 
hopes to be completed with ev- 
ery building within a few years 
despite the overwhelming cost 
of such installations. 

"What we do is expen- 
sive, but it does save li^■es,'' 
Kirschmann said. "And that's 
\vhy we must install this new 
system in every building." 

Although the smoke detec- 
tors must be replaced on aver- 
age every 15 years, Walter said. 
Southern expects that this new 
fire alarm system will be the 
last system update needed for 
a long ti 




Museum welcomes new coordinator 



Southern's L>'nn H. Wood 
Archaeology Museum recently 
welcomed a new museum co- 
ordinator, Justo E. Morales. 

As Museum Coordinator, 
Morales aids Michael Hasel, 

riet\- of wa.vs. He is in charge 
of overseeing the presentation 
of the museum collections, 
maintaining and updating 
collection catalogue records, 
coordinating the de\elopment 
of new exhibits and improv- 
ing the museum's \'isibilit>' in 
the community in order to in- 
crease \dsitor numbers. 

"Raising the number of 
Wsitors to the museum is my 
number one priority' for this 
year," Morales said. 

Born and raised in Lima, 
Peru, Morales and his family 
mo\ed to Connecticut when 
he was 16-years-old. He grad- 
uated from Southern \rith Bj\. 
degrees in near eastern ar- 
chaeologj', classical archaeol- 
ogy- and history. 



Morales' experience work- 
ing with antiquities began at 
Southern where he was in- 
volved in the development of 
the Lynn H. Wood Aixhaeo- 
logical Museum through a mu- 
seum design class and served 
as a docent after the museum 
opened. 

In an interview for South- 
ern's archaeology newsletter, 
Hasel explained his excite- 
ment to have a coordinator. 

"This will be one more step 
toward the necessary^ require- 
ments for museum accredi- 
tation," Hasel said, "and \rill 
pro\'ide much needed help in 
increasing our \isitor atten- 
dance through newacti\-ities." 

Morales and his wife Mav- 
ceDo Colburn, also a Southern 
alumnus, came from Andrews 
University vvhere Morales 
worked at the Siegfried Horn 
Archaeological Museum as a 
senior research assistant. He 
also began a Master's program 
in Old Testament Studies and 
Archaeology. At Andrews, 



Morales \vas in charge of de- 
signing temporaiy exhibits, 
researching artifact labels and 
many other curatorial tasks. 

Although Morales has not 
had a lot of student involve- 
ment yet, Jasmine Saxon, 
archaeology major and stu- 
dent worker for the museum, 
speaks highly of Morales. 

"I think that Morales will be 
an excellent asset to the muse- 
um, Saxon said. "He has great 
ideas and wants to implement 
them in the museum to make 
it not only educational, but a 
place to enjoy history and the 
Bible." 

Morales began work in Sep- 
tember and is excited for the 
opportunity to ser\'e at South- 






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it just a 



other Job," Morales said. "It is 
my mission and purpose for 
the next few years." 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 



Students raise awareness of Invisible Children 




The duck-pond field trans- 
formed into a displacement 
camp of cardboard and wood 
huts Saturday night. A team 
of Southern students built the 
camp to bring attention to the 
work of Imisible Children in 
Uganda. 

"We want to build aware- 
ness and get a team and spread 
it to the community and the 
cit>' of Chattanooga," said 
Adam Litchfield, organizer of 
the event. "If Southern alone 
steps up the plate, we can take 
care of a lot [of needs]." 

Attendees \isited huts, each 
of which addressed a need 
such as the lack of food or 
medical attention. Statistics 
written on cardboard through- 
out the \-illage brought atten- 
tion to sickness and povertj'. 
A slideshow of pictures of 



African children played on a 
projection screen, and drums 
provided background music as 
visitors toured the huts and a 
schoolroom. 

Freshman business major 
NaRissa Selent said the village 
was interesting. 

"The facts and figures were 
amazing to see," Selent said. 
"We forget how good we have 

The last pari of the pro- 
gram was a \'ideo produced 
by Imisible Children, Inc., the 
nonprofit organization started 
by three young adults to bring 
attention to the humanitarian 
needs of Uganda's children. 
The \ideo told the story of 
Sunday, a 15-year-old orphan 
boy and others like him iixdng 
in displacement camps. 

That (video) was intense," 
said Roxanne Faber, a junior 



education major. "I'm gonna 
sign up and find out what I can 
do, I'm excited." 

Despite the cold tempera- 
tures, the event drew 250 to 
300 students and commu- 
nit>' members. Originally the 
goal was to have 100 to 150 
students attend. Around 84 
students signed up to receive 
e-mails about volunteer op- 
portunities and future events, 
Litchfield said. 

Student Association Presi- 
dent Bariy Howe said admin- 
istration supported the event 
and SA covered the expenses. 

This really is a grassroots 
thing that SA is supporting to 
get all clubs in^'ohed and make 
it a school project," Howe said. 
"We want to encourage clubs 
to do different liindraisers for 
schools in Uganda." 

The original team of 12 
friends added volunteers as 
more students heard about the 
event, Litchfield said. 

"We had at least 35 to 40 
people actively involved. A lot 
of people added their ideas 
and made it happen," he said. 

Planning for the event 
started after the showing of 
two Invisible children videos 
at the Coilegedale Church this 
fall, organizers said. 

Lastyear, Coilegedale Acad- 
emy raised 826,000 for Imis- 
ible Children's Schools for 
Schools program and placed 
fourth in the nation. 



Social MTork majors face stiff competition 



Only five spaces are open for 
next year's social work juniors 
who want to be in the stipend 
program through Tennessee's 
Department of Children's Ser- 
\'ices (DCS). 

In response to the increased 
competition for the stipend 
positions, the social work and 
family studies department is 
promoting another track of 
the DCS program. 

"We'll be pushing the non- 
stipend program this year so 
fnore students can benefit," 
^aid Can' Jones, assistant pro- 
fessor in the department. 

The hvo-year Child Wel- 
fare Stipend Program offers 
520,000 for education in re- 
turn for a two-year commit- 
ment to work for the DCS of 



Tennessee. Students undergo 
inter\iews and submit recom- 
mendations to the DCS. Once 
in the program, students take 
child welfare classes, complete 
a 50-hour shadowing experi- 
ence their junior year and do 
a 400-hour internship during 
their senior year, according to 
the program's Web site. 

Although it does not pay, 
the non-stipend program of- 
fers the same benefits of work 
experience in child welfare and 
ceilification as a case manager 
upon completion, but without 
the hvo-year commitment to 
worlt for the state. 

"Even though tlie nionej- 
would be nice, tlie benefit for 
not being a stipend student 
for me is freedom," said Dya- 
na Coon, senior social work 
major. "After I graduate 1 can 



work where I want or I can go 
to grad school right away." 

Some students also do not 
>vant to w^ork for the DCS be- 
cause jobs can be rough, es- 
pecially in Child Protective 
Services, said Mariela Blanco, 
senior social work major from 
Virginia and member of the 
stipend program. 

Although it is competitive, 
spaces in the stipend program 
are hard to fill. Southern has 
10 stipend positions, but only 
eight are filled this year. 

"Our numbers are low com- 
pared to other uni\*ersities,'' 
said Stanley Stevenson, direc- 
tor of the program on campus, 
"Many Southern students are 
not from Tennessee so they 
don't want, to commit lo work- 
ing here if tiiey participate in 
the stipend progj-am." 



Cave 

Continued from Pg. 1 



Netflbc. 

Thomas says one major rea- 
son for ha\Tng the premiere at 
the Tivoli Theatre is to sup- 
port the local arts comraunit)' 
which Southern participates 
m. The Tivoli Theater, which 
seats 1700 people, is in the 
heart of downtown Chattanoo- 
ga and has been a large part of 
the local arts community for 
over 75 years. 

"Secret of the Cave" was 
filmed on location in freland 
using Irish actors as well as 



in Alabama and even Coileg- 
edale. It is the story of a young 
American boy who has to stay 
with relatives in Ireland over 
the summer. He finds himself 
deep in a mystery of the vil- 
lage. The boy follows clues of 
strange things happening on 
the island to find out who is 
causing such a ruckus in the 
\'illage. 

The film won the Ciystal 
Hart award at the Hartland 
Film Festival in Indianapolis, 
Ind. last year. "Secret of the C 
ave" was one of five films to re- 
ceive the award out of 12a. 



Festival 

Continued from Pg. 1 



not getting out until n p.m. 

This year was also the first 
ear that the festi\'al featured 



Ther 



1 1 realh' wanted 



to do a parade is that we don't 
have a football team or any- 
thing. We don't really ha\e a 
reason to show school spirit," 
said Scott Kabel, SA social vice 
president, "This was designed 
to bring Southern together 
and make people proud of be- 
ing here." 




Spirit 

Continued from Pg, 1 

free pancake breakfast 
sponsored by Senate and 
sen-ed on the promenade. 

There are activities planned 
for each day of Spirit week. 
Anyone who participates in 
any event or dresses up re- 
ceives a raffle ticket. There 
will be a drawing for the grand 
prize, two tickets to Six Flags, 
in the cafeteria today during 
lunch, Benfield said. 

The actixities included ka- 
raoke, answering tritta ques- 
tions and a zip line sponsored 
by the outdoor education de- 
partment, said Duane Gibson, 
Senate social committee chair. 



Gibson said he hopes Spirit 
week \vill continue to involve 
more of the student body in 
the future. 

"It's a way to unify the 
school," Erick Olteanu, a fresh- 
man biolog\' pre-dent major, 
said. "It gives students a com- 
mon theme and helps connect 
us all in another way." 




PhQio By El 
lobn TiUoy dresses up as Dr. 
Ion Bietzfor twin day. 



4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 


CLUBS 


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 




Name 


Purpose 


Contact Person 


Phi Alpha Theta (Sigma Alpha 
Chapter) History Club 


Ptomole a communal spirit among members ol'lht Hislor)' rlep.irlriiKnl and encourage 
interest in hisrorical and current evenb 


Joel Kurt^ 


Physical Education & Sports Studies 


; Provide an organization designed to meet the specific needs of Health, PE and Recrea- 
lion majors; enrich the study of ph^fsical education; promote a positive image of PE 
majors and learhers; integrate the Christian walk; promote professional memberships 


Sandy Haviland ^^jtiSfl^B 


Physics & Engineering 


Promote an rnferesi in Physics and Engineering by providing opportunities for people 
lo learn and socialize together in a Christian environnienl 


Kyle Littell 


Pre-DentalClub 


Provide pre-dent students with information about dentistry and prepare them for dent- 
al school, applications, testing, and education; share God in the community 


JaneVu 


Pre-Med Club 


Aid each student in the pursuit of a medical career while providing extracurricular 
social, mental and spiritual opporlunilres and activities while at Southern 


Ellen Sohyum Kim 


Pre-Optometry Club 


For students with an interest in optometry as a career; provide extracurricular social, 
menial and spiritual opportunities and activities while at Southern 


Jonathan Haley 


Psi Chi/Psychology Club 


Encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual memb- 
ers in all fields, particularly in psycholog>', and to advance the science of pyschology 


Rulh William-Morris 


School of Nursing (SON) 


Have an organization led by nursing majors, to welcome all majors as members, shine 
Chrisr's light on campus and in the community; motivate and encourage each member 
with social, spiritual and outreach opportunities 


Abri-Ronel Oberholster 



Sigma Theta Chi (Women's Club) 
Soccer Club 
SbtiEal Work Club 

South East Youth Conference 

(SEYC) 

Southern Mathematical Society 

Southern Striders 

Student in Free Enterprise (SIFE) 

Student Ministerial Association 



Student Organization for Deaf 
Awareness (SODA) 



Establish a Christ-cenlered English Honor Society on campus; e 
the National Sigma Tau Delta organization on campus; involve 
of English in activities which foster their passion for thai study, « 

Provide activities for women on campus 

Connect soccer lovers at Southern and spread 



Promote a spirit of community among members of the Social Work and Family Studies 
Department and to encourage activities that will promote spiritual, social and intellec- 
tual development 

Seeks to raise a generation of passionate young people 
mission; strive to instill a higher vision for what Cod w, 
gh our lives. Through education and training, we endeavor to unite you 

Promote the study of, and interest of, mathematics; provide an opportunity for people 
to share their mathematical ideas; encourage club members to make presentations on 
mathematical topics 



Organize sludent-led projects within the community and abroad, that leach the princi- 
ples of free enterprise 

We, the religion majors of Southern, as the future leaders of the church, and as discip- 
les of our Lord, promote personal growth, mutual fellowship, and spiritual guidance 

SODA shall promote the interests of the deaf community while bringing together those 
in U)e community to help each other better know Christ; promote deaf a 
minister tot needs within the community 



Alana Rabon 

Michael Nichols 



Technology Club 




Mission-centered club utilizing student skills 
needful 


Upsilon Delta Phi (Men' 


s Club) 


Provide activities for men on campus 


Wellness Club 




Share the interest of living a balanced life by 
physically, emolionally, and socially 



ellness: spiritually, mentally. 



Ericourage creative writing among students on campus by providing i 
ssion among practicing writers 



Youth Emergency Services Corps Be 



agent for the improvement and welfare of our local c 
ed and prepared for responding to disasters, both locally and intei 
ador of good will to our communit>', state and nation 



William McRae 

KenTurpen 

Danielle Pichetle 

idward Ceorgeson 

Jonathan Sunderland 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



your world 



Police in Pakistan fire tear 
gas in clash with lawyers 
protesting against state of 
emergency 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Le- 
gions of baton-wielding police clashed 
with lawj'ers to squash protests against 
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on 
Monday, while international pres- 
sure mounted against the imposition 
of eniergenc>' powers that have led to 
more than 1,500 arrests. 

Secretaiy of State Condoleezza Rice 
urged Musharraf to follow through on 
past promises to "talce off his uniform" 
and restore ci\'iiian rule, 

"[ want to be ver>' clear. We belie\-e 
that the best path for Pakistan is to 
quickly return to a constitutional path 
and then to hold elections," she said at 
a news conference in Ramallah, West 
Bank. 

Musharraf suspended the constitu- 
tion on Saturday ahead of a Supreme 
Court ruling that could have floored 
his re-election as president. He oust- 
ed independent-minded judges and 
granted sweeping powers to authori- 
ties to crush dissent, flinging Pakistan 
deeper into crisis. 

Independent TV news networks re- 
mained off the air Monday. Police raid- 
ed a printing press in Karachi belong- 
ing to Pakistan's largest media group, 
blocking publication of its Urdu-lan- 
guage evening newspaper, A^vam, or 
People, Jang Group managing director 
Shahrukh Hassan said from the scene. 



Shock jock Don Imus re- 
turns to radio after firing for 
racist remark 

NEW YORK (AP) - Don Imus will 
return to the airwaves Dec. 3 on New 
York's WABC-AM, only nine months 
after the cantankerous shock jock's 
career seemed doomed over his racist, 
sexist remark about a women's college 
basketball team. 

Citadel Broadcasting Corp. made 
the announcement Thursday, confirm- 
ing long-rumored reports that Imus 
was returning to morning drive time in 
the same city where he was banished 
in April. 

■^e are ecstatic to bring Don Imus 
back to morning radio," said 77 WABC 
President and General Manager Steve 
Borneman. "Don's unique brand of hu- 
mor, knowledge of the issues and abil- 
% to attract big-name guests is unpar- 
alleled. He is rested, fired up and ready 



to do great radio." 

Imus will return with his longtime 
newsman, Charles McCord, and other 
members of his morning team, Citadel 
said in announcing the move. It did not 
specifically mention Bernard McGuirk, 
the producer who was fired along with 

Imus will replace the morning team 
of Curtis Sliwa and Ron Kuby on the 
Citadel Broadcasting-owned station. 



Hollywood writers begin 
first strike since 1988, citing 
Internet revenue, DVD prof- 
its 

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Film and TV 
writers resolved to put dowTi their pens 
and take up picket signs after last-ditch 
talks failed to avert a strike. 

The first picket lines were set to ap- 
pear Monday morning at Rockefeller 
Center in New York, Avhere NBC is 
headquartered. 

In Los Angeles, \\Titers were plan- 
ning to picket 14 studio locations in 
four-hour shifts from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
each day until a new deal is reached. 

The contract between the 12,000- 
member Writers Guild of America and 
the Alliance of Motion Picture and 
Television Producer expired Oct. 31. 
Talks that began this summer failed to 
produce much progress on the writers' 
key demands for a bigger shce of DVD 
profits and revenue from the distribu- 
tion of films and TV show^ over the In- 

Writers and producers gathered for 
negotiations Sunday at the request of a 
federal mediator. 



SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North 
Korea was expected to begin disabling 
its nuclear facilities Monday, marking 
the biggest step the communist country 
has ever taken to scale back its atomic 
program. 

The North shut down its sole func- 
tioning nuclear reactor at Yongbvon 
in July, and promised to disable it by 
year's end in exchange for energy aid 
and political concessions from other 
members of talks on its nuclear pro- 
gram: the U.S., China, Japan, South 
Korea and Russia. 

Disabling the reactor at Yongbyon, 
north of Pyongyang, would mark a 
further breakthrough in efforts to con- 




'clent Roh Moo-hyun. right, shakes hands with U.S. Defense Seci-etary 
Robert Gates during their meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, Wednesday, Nov. 
7, 2007- US. Defen.^e Secretary Gates and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Jang-soo 
noted the steps that began this week where the North started disabling its main nuclear 
bomb-making facilities under watch of IKS. experts to fulfill pmmisesfivm 



Ahn Yount 



i. Gates is in Seoul for 

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vince the North to scale back its nucle- 
ar program. The countr>' conducted its 
first-ever nuclear test in October of last 

"By Mondaj' morning, they will be- 
gin their ^vork," U.S. Assistant Secre- 
tary, of State Christopher Hill said in 
Tol^o on Saturday, referring to the 
U.S. team that arrived in Pyongyang 
last week. "It's a verj' big day because 
it's the first time it's actually going to 
start disabling its nuclear program." 

It was not clear as of late Monday 
evening whether the disabling pro- 
cess had begun. The team could not be 
reached in North Korea. 



After eventful days, shut- 
tle Discovery undocks fi-om 
space station to begin trip 
back to Earth 

HOUSTON (AP) - After a ^veek and 
a half of intense and unprecedented 
\vork, the astronauts aboard shuttle 
Discovery undocked from the interna- 
tional space station on Monday to be- 
gin their two-day journey home. 

"Thank you guys for the module and 
all your help," space station command- 
er Peggy Whitson said as Discover}' 
pulled away from the orbiting outpost. 

Discovery's cre^v arrived at the sta- 
tion on Oct. 25 and quickly accom- 
plished the ambitious tasks of moving 
a massive solar power tower and in- 
stalling the module, a school bus-sized 
compartment that will serve as a dock- 
ing port for future laboratories. 

But their toughest assignment 
emerged when one of the newly in- 



s with South Korca.(AP Photo / 

Stalled tower's wings ripped in two 
places as it was being unfurled. 

Fearing the damage could worsen 
and tlie ^\ing could be ruined, NASA 
sent a spacewalking astronaut far from 
the safet)' of the station to make emer- 
gency repairs on what amounted to a 
\\\e electrical generator. 

Saturday's history-making space- 
walk has allowed the space agency to 
push fonvard with plans to launch the 
shuttle Atlantis and its major cargo — a 
new European lab — in December. 

Baseball could soon have a 
new position: replay judge. 

General managers recommended 
for the first time that instant replay 
be used to help umpires on boundar>- 
calls — whether potential home runs 
are fair or foul, whether balls go over 
fences or hit the tops and bounce back, 
and whether fans interfere \\ith pos- 
sible homers. 

The proposal was approved by a 
25-5 vote. There was no specific time 
frame on when such a system might be 

Jimraie Lee Solomon, executive 
vice president for baseball operations 
in the commissioner's office, said the 
next step vnW be to speak with commis- 
sioner Bud Selig, who opposes the use 
of replays but said last month he >vas 
willing to let GMs examine the issue. 
If Selig gives the go-ahead, Solomon 
and the staff in the commissioner's of- 
fice would draft a replay proposal that 
GMs could ^'ote on when they gather 
next month at the winter meetings 



, THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



Opinion Editor I 
anhpham@southern.edu [ 



Registration process overloads system^ students 



7:55 a.m. I sit do^vn in front 
of my computer preparing 
mentally for the likelihood 
of registration not going as 
planned. 

Sure enough, I find myself 
unable to enter the registra- 
tion process; this is no sur- 
prise. But this time my job 
promotion, which secures a 
summer job early, depends on 
my successful registration. I 
check back over the next two 
hours, hoping it is fixed and i 
wiU be able to register. 

But when I walk into class 
and see all the emptj' seats, 
ifs clear that I'm the only one 
hoping access.southeni.edu 
will come through. E\'er>'one 
else has made the smart deci- 
sion of expecting the worst, or 
in this case the usual, to occur 
and register in person at the 
Records Office. 

After taking a short quiz. 



1 immediately exit class and 
run to Wright Hall, only to 
see a line extending back to 
the Cashier's Office. I decide 
not to wait in line and return 
to class. Once class ends, I re- 
turn to Wright Hall; islthin a 
few minutes, I am standing in 
front of someone waiting to as- 
sist me with registration. I gi\'e 
them my student ID, and after 
another few minutes they are 
able to begin adding classes. 

Then I hear the dreaded 
words; "I'm sorry, but the 
class is full. And it won't lei 
me add you to the wait-lisL" I 
calmly finish what's left of the 
poorly completed process of 
registering, only getting into 
one-third of the classes I origi- 
nally wanted. 

I can't help but think, Has 
this ever worked right? Has 
pre-registration ever NOT 
had a problem? For me the 
answer is "No." Why? 

I consider myself a non- 
traditional student, having at- 



tended four different schools 
previous to m>' current third 
year at Southern, I'm quite 
familiar with the registration 
process, but out of the four 
schools which include Union 
College, Washburn Uni\'ersih,' 
and Florida Hospital College 
of Health Sciences (FHCHS), 
Southern has been the worst 
experience in regards to the 
registration process. 

Is it the number of stu- 
dents? No. Union and FHCHS 
are smaller and Washburn is 

Then what else could it be? 

I don't know what all goes 
into making our registration 
program work - but I do know 
many other places don't have 
these problems. If it's a server 
"crash," why wasn't this server 
tested somehow beforehand? 
If it really ^vas completely the 
server's feult, then why hasn't 
it been replaced, fixed or up- 
graded? We as students hav-e 
seen consistent problems sev- 



eral years in a row. And it's not 
like this date for pre-registra- 
tion, Nov, 5th, 2007, came as 
a surprise. 

This entire situation, in my 
opinion, seems to reflect a 
larger philosophy, "A job half 
done," which I don't think 
Southern would be proud 
to have. We've been waiting 
how long now for a functional 
'People Finder'? I understand 
it's still in a "beta' phase along 
with the entire main site. But 
every beta I've used has been 
optional - released to those 
who want to test it, while the 
previous working release is 
still standard. 

I've had nearly three years 
of business school, so my mind 
usually analj'zes many things 
with this mindset - what would 
happen if something like this 
happened in the business 
world? And it does. Everyday. 
More than likely, depending 
on the scale of whatever proj- 
ect has failed, apologies and 



reimbursements would be | 
made. If it was large enoi 
some organizational changes I 
might occur, especially with a 
track record of fail- 



At first, I thought maybe 
this was too harsh a compari- 
son, but then I began to think I 
about how much of my time I 
had been wasted and I thought I 
about the other students who I 
skipped classes (which we paj' 
for) to register as well. Are we 
not, as students, the consum- 
ers here? I mean, we are pay- 

I'm not saying anyone I 
should be fired in IS. And I I 
don't mean to offend anyone I 
(too severely). I just wanted [ 
to express my frustration. 
An apology to us as students I 
would be nice, but even better I 
would be a solution; showing I 
that you really do value us and | 
respect us 
your education. 



Letter to the Editor 



One of the most influential 
teachers I have ever had was 
my high school Worid Civili- 
zations teacher, Mr. Dreyer, 
A devout Southern Baptist, 
he taught as a missionary in 
Taiwan for ten years. After- 
wards, he came back to the 
United States Mith a wife and 
four adopted children. Amaz- 
ingly, his family lives on one 
teacher's salar>-. 

I remember talking to him 
after class about his children, 
one of who drew a picture of 
me, which I still have. Mr. 
Dreyer seemed verj' con- 
cerned that his children would 
lose their speaking abilit>' in 
Mandarin Chinese. He told 
me that if they do not co ntinue 
to speak it fluently before pu- 
berty, they will have a perma- 
nent accent. 

Having been in the "Adven- 



tist world" for three years, I 
look back on that storj'. Re- 
ligiously, I am an Advenlist, 
but what about culturally? If I 
continue to stay in the Adven- 
tist educational system, will I 
have a "cultural accent" that 
will be a barrier between oth- 
ers and me? 

Believe me, my years at 
Southern have been the bg^t 
years of my life. Being in a 
community' of like-minded be- 
lievers has built my faith and 
created lasting friendships. 
However, I believe staying in 



this 



for i 



longed period of 
weaken faith, create religious 
comfort, and build a cultural 
accent. 

If we are to shine tiie Light 
to unbelievers, how effective 
can we be if we have this ac- 
cent, much less if we surround 



ourselves with only Adven- 
tists? 

Many have wondered why I 
decided not to go to Loma Lin- 
da. Simply stated, I believe I 
can understand my patients 
better without this cultural 
accent (not to mention the tu- 
ition cost). Also, I do noi want 
to graduate from Loma Linda, 
work in an Adventist hospi- 
tal, reproduce and repeat the 
cv'cle. I don't believe that this, 
in and of itself, is Christ's call- 
ing to us. 

In short, one should de- 
velop a worldview based on 
first-hand accounts with non- 
believers. In fact, I encourage 
even building relationships 
with them. The reason South- 
em is called "Happy Vallej-" 
and not the "real world" is 
because if isn't real. Let's be 
truthful: no ^'pical American 



(or world) communit>' is made 
homogeneously of Sabbath- 
keeping Adventists. If it were, 
there would be no reason to 
follow the Great Commission. 
I talked to Mr. Dre>'er on 
the phone a couple weeks 
ago. He is starting a Chinese 
church in the area and build- 
ing a Web site so Chinese in 
Mainland China can read the 
Bible. The kids are doing fine, 
and speaking Chinese. While 
some might say his children 
learned Chinese because they 
had great parents, I would at- 
tribute it to their willingness 
to go outside of their comfort 
zone and be a part of an envi- 
ronment they are not accus- 
tomed to. I would encourage 
Adventists to do the same. 



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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 



ifesty les 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



I'm impressed, are you? jip/down_ 

thuiTibs 



Review of They Might be Giants album. The Else 



They Might be Giants have 
recently released their twelfth 
album- The Else. If you lo\'e 
Tbe>' Might be Giants then you 
will probably enjoy this CD. 
But if you've never listened to 
them, then this might not be 
the best album to start with. 
Apparendy, there have been 
quite a few negative re\'iev\^, 
however, the album isn't all 
bad. In fact, ifs kind of good. 

For me, and many of their 
listeners, they are a part of 
our childhood. I have grown 
up listening to them since 
their early album Apollo i8, in 
1992. And through the years 
they have been impossible 
to ignore. And if you watch 
TV, then you most Ukely have 
heard them because they 
v^Tote the theme song to Mal- 
colm in the Middle, and for 
those of us that love Pushing 



Daisies, the song, "Birdhouse 
in Your Soul", is also featured 
by them. 

In this CD, they keep \vith 
a synthesized pop feel, taldng 
Hsteners through thirteen fun 
tracks. The Else really starts 
to get good for me at the be- 
ginning with "I'm Impressed." 
Then, a classic They Might be 
Giants song is "Bee the bird of 
the Moth." It's a real thro\v- 
back to their early work. 

Songs that will get a low 
play count in my iTunes ivill 
be "Feign Amnesia," "Take 
Out the Trash," and "Withered 
Hope." Each of these songs 
seem to drone on and simply 
aren't as good as the rest of the 
album and don't live up to the 
standards of their previous al- 

For lovers of the more edu- 
cational songs like "Why Does 
the Sun Shine" or "Istanbul," 
then this album deli\ers with 



their finale in "The Mesopo- 
tamians." This song takes you 
through someof the important 
historical figures of Mesopo- 
tamia: Sargon, Hammurabi, 
Ashurbanipal, and Gilgamesh. 
Overall, one may not be 
o\'erly impressed vs-ith this al- 
bum, but the songs are a lot of 
good fun. The repeated solo. 
"Up die library steps," in "The 
Shadow Government" and 
other little pieces throughout 



4 



Two double credit worships this week; 
It's just what we needed! 



No rain - we're running out of water! 






3theg 



If you are bummed out be- 
cause this album isn't all you 
expect from a They Might be 
Giants album, shake it off and 
give it a listen for the good Ijt- 
ics and fun sjTithesized heats, 
and it will be sure to give you 
an upside down fro\vn (which 
is also the name of their thb-d 
song, and it is quite good if I 
may add). 



4 



^W^ 






Spirit Week! Oon't forget tomorrow 
is pajama day. 



4 



Leopard doesn't run Adobe's InDe- 
sign, and the labs won't install Leop- 
ard until next semester because of 
that issuel 




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Only 5 weeks left of school! WOOT 
WOOTI Christmas break here we 



Only 5 weeks until finals. Oh no, finals 
here we come... 



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New Southern Breeze PodcaSt webi- 
sode at journalism.southern.edu. 



(Access malfunctions during registra- 
tion. Insanely long "loading" times and 
then messages like, "Please contact 
the instructor before registering for 
this course..." Are you serious? 



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8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



religion 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@soutliern.edu 



Displaced and suffering in this world Invisible Children 



Mahasin Tia is a refugee 
from Sudan and comes to ESL 
classes at the Apison Baptist 
Church where I volunteer. 
She calls herself Mar>', now, 
and lives in a small house \v\\i\ 
her five children. 

I often forget how hard it is 
for her. She is trj-ing to learn 
English in a countr>' that is 
pretty impatient about that 
kind of thing. Reading street 
signs, paying bills and buying 
groceries are mountains that 
must be conquered e\'erjday 
and there isn't anybody here 
to help her. I spend an hour 
and a half \vith her every Sun- 
day, and every time I leave 
angry and dumbfounded at 
how much a person can go 
through. 

Mahasin lived in a \illage 
with her family until the war 
broke out. She watched as they 
were killed, but somehow she 
escaped with her five children; 
each from a different man. 

With her children, she 
walked from Sudan to Egjpt. 
Once she got there, she began 
filing for asylum in the United 
States, but she didn't have 
enough money to gel her fam- 
ily over here. So she married 
someone who could support 
her famUy. 

He's older than her and 
hates that she comes to the 
ESL class. But she comes any- 
way. She says that it helps her 
live over here. I'm prett)' sure 
he hits her. 

She wrote a paragraph for 
class, and I thought it was re- 
ally entertaining. It reminded 
me of the good *ole days when 



I had to grade this stuff. Now, 
1 can just enjoy the funny ran- 
dom factor. 

Here's "I remember some- 
thing bad I did" by Mahasin 
Tia: 

"I remember something bad 
I did when I was a chiW in my 
home country-. My grandpar- 
ents had huts, each parent had 
his own hut. The children had 
a hut, there were five or six 
huts in the circle depending on 
the number of children. In this 
house made with big and taller 
grasses and a wall around. In 



Why has her 
life been so bad, 
and mine so 
carefree? 



the winter I went outside to 
play with other children, the 
iveather it was verj' cool. I re- 
kindled afire in the Eden and 
a little grass when we fielded 
warm. Sadly, 1 referenced 
afire around the garden and 
tlie grasses! I talk to my self 
quickly I did misbehaves, me 
and the children we mikes big 
lauded the people and all the 
parents run out side and they 
settled the fire off. But I fielded 
hurl. I was very sad about this 
happened. My grandparents 
tliis happen didn't by yourself 
but that ok. Me I fielded disap- 
pointed, I was attentively any 
time any where." 

Why has her life been so 
bad, and mine so carefree? 
Her family is dead and she's 



married 
doesn't love. She's been dis- 
placed. This country is not her 
own; she's in Umbo, waiting 
for the war to end, but there's 
no telling how long it will last. 

I leave the church and sit in 
m>' car with my hands on the 
steering w^heel. Minutes go 
by and I'm lost in thought as 
I wonder how God can stand 
being omniscient At least I 
can forget about Mahasin and 
her past during finals week 
and when I'm drifting off to 
sleep. But God doesn't have 
that luxurj'. 

He never looks away from 
her suffering and He m\\ nev- 
er forget where she's been. I 
don't know why this has hap- 
pened to her- I've resolved in 
my mind that suffering like 
this is preEt>' unexplainable. It 
makes me angry and I wonder 
why she was chosen to bear all 
of her suffering. 

Then I think of other peo- 
ple I know. Friends who have 
lost parents, or been told they 
can't come back to Southern 
for money reasons. Wh>'? But 
then I remember. Like Maha- 
sin, this world is not our home. 
We're displaced, li\ing in the 
sick \\orld for a time-who 
knows ho^v long. But someday 
we're going home. And some- 
day, things are going to make 



"And God shall wipe away 
all tears from their eyes; and 
there shall be no more death, 
neither sorrow, nor crying, 
neither shall there be any more 
pain: for the former things are 
passed away." - Revelation 
2i;4, New King James. 




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on the wail of the life 


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campus ministry 
corner 

November lo 

l:0Qp.m.— Sabbath Minis- 
tries: Helping feed the home- 
less downtown. (Meet at 
Wright Hall). 

2:oop.m.-FLAG Camp 
(email comptona@southem. 



edu to reserve a seat) 

3:00p.m.— Patten Project: 
The Bethlehem Project (for a 
detailed description, see be- 
So what is the Bethlehem 
Project? 

Bethlehem-means the 
house of bread. Jesus, the 
greatest Loaf ever made, came 
down to that "house of bread" 
around 2000 years ago. The 



people back then longed not 
for white or \vhoIe wheat 
bread, but for the Bread of life. 
The Bethlehem project seeks 
to continue that tradition on 
November 10. 

This Sabbath, we will be 
passing out baked goods to the 
residents of Patten Towers. 
We need help passing bread 
out, but we also need your 
help baking the bread. 



Patten Towers needs bread, 
cookies, muffins, cornbread, 
biscuits, sweet rolls and any 
other baked goods. If you can 
help with this, deliver to the 
student center by this Friday, 
November 9, in the Student 



the bread by the student c 
November 14 



,get 



7-7:45p.m.— Blue Sauce; 
SAU community students 
free hot beverage of 



Center at 12 p.m. The baked your choice. Drinks are 50% 
goods can be homemade, do- off after 7:45. 
nated, or purchased. For more 
info, email opendoor.south- 
em@gmail.com or just bring 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



Headlines outside of Southern 



ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - 

Curt Schilling and the Boston 
Red Sox finalized an $8 mil- 
lion, one-year contract that 
keeps the star right-hander 
with the World Series cham- 

The deal proiades for him 
to make an additional $5 mil- 
lion in bonuses and match his 
2007 salar>'. 

NEW YORK (AP) - Pa- 
dres pitcher Greg Maddux won 
his record 17th Gold Glove 
while Boston first baseman 
Kevin Youkilis earned his first 
award for fielding excellence. 

Detroit catcher Ivan Ro- 
driguez won for the 13th time 
and outfielders Andniw Jones, 
Ichiro Suzuki and Torii Hunt- 
er added to their totals. The 
Colorado Rockies, who set a 
major league record for field-^- 
ing percentage, did not have a 



Brooks Robinson and pitcher 
Jim Kaat for the most Gold 
Gloves. 

Detroit second baseman 
Placido Polanco was among 
10 first-time winners. Polanco 
did not make an error this sea- 



NASHVILLE, Tenn. 

(AP) - NFL commissioner 
Roger Goodell informed Ti- 
tans cornerback Adam "Pac- 
man" Jones that he will ser\-e 
out his entire suspension for 
the 2007 season. 

Jones had met with the 



New York, 
lenient^' and an early return. 
But the cornerback whose big- 
gest communi^' service was 
bu)ing wrestling tickets for 
Atlanta students to watch him 
at a pay-per-\iew event last 
month didn't convince Good- 



through this season, which 
would include the playoffs if 
the Titans (6-2) qualifj'. 

CHICAGO (AP) - The 

United States will host the 
CONCACAF under-23 cham- 
pionship, a qualitSing tourna- 
ment for the aoo8 Olympics in 

Games will be played in 
Carson, Calif., Tampa, Fla., 
and Nashville, Tenn., from 
March 10-23. The two fioalists 
in the eight-team tournament 
will advance to Beijing. The 
U.S., Mexico, Canada, Cuba 
and Haiti — as well as three 
to-be-determined squads 

from Central America — will 
participate. 

LP Field in Nash\iUe will 
host the semifinals March 20 

and the championship match ScottMcCoy.memberof DoWork,t 
March 23. bondy from scoring a touchdown. Shake 'n' Bake w 




Jones his suspension vvill last 



Girls Power Rankings 

JiMMV Gaines 4) Wild Thangs (5-1) - Speed and 

CoNTHiBuioR ^ agility make this team as explosive as a 

barrage of firevvorks. But they are going 

With the regular season winding to need an extra spark to dethrone ei- 

down and the playoffs just around the ther of the top two teams, 
corner, which womens flagball team is 

poised to take home the gold? This year 5) Sweet and Sour (6-0) - So fer so 

only six teams wiJl make the playoffs, so sweet, but Diana Lifford is going to 

only the cream of the crop will take the need more from her teammates to pre- 

"^''t step. vent this season from going sour. 

1) Cool Runnings (6-0) - The deadly 
double-edged sword of the Ha\'i!and 
tvvins gives Cool Runnings the slight 
edge over Chic This. 

2) Chic This (7-0) - Perennial Jug- 
gernaut Chic This has outscored their 
opponents 155-0. Jen Kaufmann has 
the best arm in the league. But playoffs 
are always a different story and tiiey 
have yet to plaj' Cool Runnings. 

3) Spartans (6-1-1) - The lethal com- 
bination of beaut>' and athleticism make 
quarterback Usa Wilson and her Spar- 
tans a team to watch for. 



6) Kapow! (4-1-1) - They might not 
be at the top of the hst, but I wouldn't 
count tliis team of scrappers out just 
yet. Thej' tied a verj' tough team in the 
Spartans and can pose a threat to the 
teams ahead of them in the ranking. 



Outside Looking In - Good teams 
that might find themselves out of the 
picture come playoff time if they don't 
lift their games to the next level. 




SAU community students* get to the Mud 
Puddle Cafe [at four comers] for one FREE hot 
beverage ofyour choice, Wednesday, 11 -14.07 
between the hours of 7-7:45 p.m. (Get 50% off 
one "h.b.o.y.c" from 7:45 - 8:30 p.m.) 

*sau student NOT residing in thatcher, thatcher south or talge. 

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10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 



chatter 



December '07 Gradu- 
ates: Seniors seeking a Bach- 
elor's degree who plan to 
graduate in December '07 are 
required to take the MAPP test, 
which measures general edu- 
cation. The test will be offered 
free of charge on the following 
dates: Sunday. November 18 
at 9 a.m.; Tuesday, November 
20 at 8 a.m.; and Monday, No- 
vember 26 at 1 p.m. The test 
lasts approximately two and 
a half hours. Please call Coun- 
seling & Testing Services at 
#2782 to sign up. 

Shenandoah Valley 
Academy \viil host t\^'o alum- 
ni reunions in Collegedale the 
iveekend of November 17-18. 
The first reunion vnW be on 
Sabbath evening from 5-7 at 
Southern AdvenList Univer- 
sity in the White Oak Room 
in TTiatcher Hall South, and 
the second will be on Sunday. 
November 18, at noon in the 
Presidential Banquet room 
#2 in the cafeteria at South- 
em Adventist Universitj . All 
former students, former staff, 
and familj' members and 
friends are imited to attend. 
Please RSVA to Jan Osborne 
by November 15 b\' phone at 
540-740-2202 or by e-mail at 
a.org. 



Sacred Art Installation- 
One week only! November 
9- 20 in the student center, 8 
a.m.- 10 p.m. Experience God 
through creative worship. 



aRirofvJ 



And in the end, it's not the 
years in your life tlwi count. 
It's the life in your years. 

-Abraham Lincoln 

November 9- Barry Gadd, 
Paige Cunningham, Leah Jew- 
ell, Shane Fenton, Stephen 
Majors, Hannah Freire, Abi- 
gail Vinton. Vanessa Cutz, Gis- 
sel Genao 



Upcoming events calendar!: 



1 

Friday, November 9 


^^^ 

School, Student Center 


Church; Psalm 23: Reflec- 


Tuesday, November 13 


Payday 


10 a.m- - Something Else 


tions in Song and Word, 


7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall 


Withdrawals through Decem- 


Sabbath School, Thatcher 


Soprano, Genne\-ieve Kibble, 


Joint Worship, Thatcher 


ber 7 recei\e a "W " or "WF" 


South White Oak Room 


Reader, KeAin Kibble, Pia- 


9p.m. - Podcast (Devotional 


Spirit Week: Pajama Day 


10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 


no, Star Stevens, Oboe, Kit 


Discussion), Student Center 


7:45-10 a.m. - SA Senate 


School. Fellowship Hall C 


Schwinn 




Pancake Breakfest, Student 


lo&li:30a.m. -The Third, 


7:30 p.m. - Extreme Dodge- 


Wednesday, November 


Center Promenade 


CA Mike Fulbright 


ball, lies P.E. Center 


14 


5:40 p.m. - Sunset 


10:15 a.m. ~ Come & Rea- 


8-11 p.m. - Student Center 


7 p.m. - Blu-Sauce: Mudd 


7:30 p.m. - Pierson Lec- 


son Sabbath School, Thatcher 


Open 


Puddle Cafe 


tureship, Thatcher Chapel, 


South TV Room 






Philip Samaan 


11:15 a.m. - Pierson Lec- 


Sunday, November 11 


Thursday, November 15 


8 p.m. - Encounters Ves- 


tureship Church, Thatcher 


Veteran's Day 


PreViewSouthem 102 


pers, Church, Chris Blake 


Chapel, Carlos Martin 


10 a.m. - Committee of 100 


(15-16) 


After Vespers - Tiki Adora- 


1 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries: 


Brunch, Presidential Banquet 


11 a.m, - Convocation, fles 


tion, Promenade by Lvnn 


Homeless Shelter, Wright 


Room 


P.E. Center, Peter Bielagus 


Wood 


Hall Steps 


7:30 P-m. - Symphony 


12 p.m. - Language Tables, 


After Vespers - Hymn 


2 p.m. - FLAG Camp & LAC, 


Orchestra Concert, Church 


Dining Hall 


Sing, Talge Chapel 


Hag Pole 


(Double Convocation 


5 p.m. - 3 on 3 Basketball 




3 p.m. - Patten Project, 


Credit) 


Team Meeting, lies P.E. Cen- 


Saturday, November 10 


Wright Hall Steps 




ter 


9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church 


3:30 p.m. - "A Year in the 


Monday, November 12 


7 p.m. - Convocation, 


Service, Collegedale Church, 


Land of the Veil" Working as 


Online Winter Registration 


Thatcher Chapel. Peter Biela- 


John Nixon 


an Adventist in 


Continues (12-16) 


gus (Convocation 


9:30 & 11 a.m. - Pierson 


Saudi Arabia, Student Center 


3:30 p.m. - University' Sen- 


Credit) 


Lectureship Sabbath School. 


Seminar Room 


ate 




Thatcher Chapel, 


5-5:45 P-m. - Supper, Din- 


7:30 P-m. - Refuel, Lynn 




Alan Parker 


ing Mali 


Wood 




9:45 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 


5:30 p.m. - Evensong, 







November 10- Michelle 
Knowles, Thomson Paris, Cris- 
tina Kastorsl^', Marleni Zor- 
rilla, Philip Cole, Eui In Lee, 
Suranny Villamizar, Trisha 
Bumham, Jim Hodson 

November 11- Haley 
Yunger, Kyle E\vert, T>' Leach 

November 12- Keturah 
Grindley, Andres Penaloza, 
Alex Voigt. Amanda Cheaves 

November 13- David 
Knapp, Beth Hayne, Crystal 
Bueno, Ellen Coon. Maria Sea- 
November 14- Brian 
Chinn, Lindsay Gorecki, 
Meghan Gorecki. Scott Sand- 
ers, Danielle Karppala, Oni- 
sim Chitu, Mindy Joshnick, 
William Otis 

November 15- Michael 
Valentin, Jenna Schleenbaker, 
LvTizee Stewart, Kaitlyn Gavin, 
Thomas Erickson, Krista Mat- 



Evensong: This week's 
Evensong program will be at 
5:30 p.m. in the Collegedale 
Church. The program will be 
Psalm 23: Reflections in Song 
and Word. Genne\1eve Kibble 
wiW be singing soprano, Ke\in 
Kibble will be reading Scrip- 
ture, Star Stevens will accom- 
pany on the piano, and Kit 
Schwinn will be playing the 

Patten Towers Project: 

This Sabbath, November 10, 
there will be an opportunity 
for outreach to the Patten 
Towers in downtown Chat- 
tanooga where participants 
will be passing out bread and 
baked goods to residents. 
Transportation will be lea\ing 
from the steps of Wright Hall 
at 3 p.m. and will be return- 
ing by 5:45 p.m. If you would 
like to contribute store bought 
or homemade bread or baked 
items, you may bring them to 



the Student Center by Fridav , 
November 9 at 12 p.m. where 
there will be a table to collect 
contributions. 

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is now offering healthy protein 
shakes. Stop by and get an en- 
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Medium sized, black digital 
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THURSDAV, NOVEMBER 1 5, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 10 



Student 
arrested 

Senior charged with 
assault and stalking 
another student 

Matt HiiRZEL 



CoUegedale police arrested 
I Southern student David Har- 
rington, 26, Friday night on 
charges of stalking and as- 
I sault, according to police. 
The alleged xictim, a fresh- 
nan, decided to press charges 
I folloiving a series of encoun- 
ters with 
HarringtOD, 




port, Harringtt 
her in one of the practice rooms 
in Mable Wood Hall on Oct. 
29. She said he made inappro- 
priate sexual remarks and ges- 
tures. When she tried to move 
past him, Harrington blocked 
the doorway and grabbed her 
shoulder so she couldn't leave. 
She said she was only able to 
get loose after s^vinging at him 
\vith her free arm. 

Harrington, who declined 
to comment, was arrested at 
Talge Hall at 6 p.ra. Friday. He 
was booked and then released 
onS6,ooobond. 

Campus Safety officials told 
police this is not the first time 
they have received complaints 
about Harrington. They have 
had reports of similar incidents 
involving other students, 



Get more money for college 

Experts give tips on getting the most out of financial aid and scholarships 




Fiftj' thousand dollars. 

That is the average out-of- 
pocket cost for a four-year un- 
dergraduate degree at South- 
ern. The total cost to attend 
Southern, however, is much 
higher. But thanks to scholar- 
ships and grants, students can 
get thousands of dollars for 

Student financial aid can 
seem very daunting and con- 
fusing with all the rules, tech- 
nical jargon, large "banker" 
words and forms to fill out. 
And with the high price of a 
college education, just about 
everj' student will need some 
financial aid. But most stu- 
dents don't kno^v how the fi- 
nancial aid process works and of what I need to do to pay it kno^v how they can get more 
what they can do to get free hack after I graduate," said money, national and local ex- 
money. Kaitlyn Gavin, a sophomore perts are ready to help. 

"I like being able to have fi- pre-speech pathology major. There are two kinds of help: 

nancial aid, but I don't really For those who don't under- money >'0U have to pay back 
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For fi^e money, there are 
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ACADEMICS 



Registration hits online snags with shift to new software 



Despite online problems, a total of 1,570 students still reg- 
istered during the first pre-registration week for the winter 
2008 semester, and more than 60 percent of students regis- 
tered online on the first day. 

Long lines of students invaded Wright Hall on Monday 
morning after the Access online registration Web site went 
down. Records officials said five people worked a nonstop 
shift from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Records data showed 371 students 
registered in person, while 671 students registered online. 

Freshmen and sophomores were the two lai^est groups 
re^stering on Monday, according to Information Systems. 

"I didn't have too much of a problem [registering online] 



because I did it last year," said Rachel Fehl a sophomore 
English major. "I have some friends that are freshmen that 
said, 'I'm logging in at midnight' and I said, 'No, you're the 
reason the whole system crashes.'" 

Older students who have been dealing with online regis- 
tration for years are questioning the switch to the new Ijeta" 



"Beta is a software development term. It means it is not 
complete. There is no reason for this institution to be running 
a software that isn't complete when we had the old Atxess 
which worked perfectly," said Edward Georgeson, a senior 
EngUsh major. "It's like Bill Gates getting half-way creating 



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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007 



Online classes flourish 

Emily Young «" '^ "^o^t up to SS.ooo. 

Knrr wifTB "OuT goal IS to UiiK eacfa 

conference to us so we can 

Last summer, a record- teach these live courses," Flynt 

breaking number of students said. 

took classes through South- Although the simulated 

ern online. Next summer, the classroom may sound inef- 

School of Online Learning fective, Ginger O'Neal, who 
plans to incrE 




takmg 365 credit 
hours," said Peg! '"^^ '^craphk"b^'ivtonal'Bn» 

FljTit, director of ac- 
ademic technology. taught health methods and bi- 

The number of students is ble methods this summer, felt 
an increase from :4 students it was very successful, 
in the summer of 2005, said "1 was amazed at how con- 
ElisaAdeogun, academic advi- nected I felt to the students, 
sor of Wrtual campus. Discussions and activities 

Thevirtual campus program were shared as if we were to- 
connects Southern profes- gether in the same room," 
sors with students in different O'Neal said, 
conferences across the South- E\en a teacher who is not 
em Union using special video inclined to use computers 
transmitting equipment. The had a positive experience with 
Georgia-Cumberland, Florida, teaching live online courses. 
Carolina and Kentuck)'-Ten- "I'm not a computer whiz or 
nessee conferences currently junky," said Phil Garver, who 
have the technology in place taught health for life online 
which make these distance 
learning programs possible, 
Flynt said. 

The \ideo equipment was 
purchased at the expense of 
each individual conference, 
Flynt said, making the addi- 
tion significantly cheaper for ligion and education 
Southern because each 



last summer. This challenge 
was made easy by all the pro- 
fessional help from the online 
campus staff." 

The type of classes offered 
cover a range of subjects such 

Spanish, health, finance, re- 



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Dodgeball tournament a big hit 



Damoi Cross 

The third annual Extreme 
Dodgeball competition capped 
off Student Wellness Week on 
Saturday night. 

Team "Untouchables" hved 
up to their name and beat out 
31 other teams to come out on 

"We made the best team 
possible, choosing members 
with strong athletic abilities," 
said Nelson Pichardo, a soph- 
omore histor>' major and one 
of the "Untouchable" players. 

The competition gained in 
popularity this year with 32 
teams entering the competi- 
tion over last year's 24. More 



than 500 spectators turned 
out to lies P.E. Center to 
watch the teams compete. The 
atmosphere u-as charged with 
excitement as the screams, 
shouts and chanting of the 
spectators could be heard 
echoing around the building. 

Each team featured six play- 
ers, two of whom had to be fe- 
male and at least one of whom 
had to play in each game. A 
total of 61 games were played 
utilizing all four courts. 

"There's a lot of creativify 
going on, and it's something 
extra to do on a Saturday 
night," said Corey Johnson, a 
sophomore management ma- 
jor. 



As the games progressed, 
spectators had to take evasive 
moves to dodge balls that were 
• poorly thro>vn or ricocheted 
offplayers. 

"It's a great way to get peo- 
ple out for fun and exercise," 
said Jeff Erhard, Talge Hall 
dean and extri 



sponsor. 

Despite the fierce competi- 
tion, it was good sportsman- 
ship and good fun that ^vas 
emphasized Saturday night. 

"Team spirit over actually 
trying to win is most impor- 
tant," said Tony Morin, a ju- 
nior theologj' major. 



Rumor of unifying clubs creates stir 



MoNA Endehipa 

The talk of SA senate m- 
troducing a new initiative to 
unite cultural and other clubs 
has left some students feeling 
apprehensive. 

Senate feels it is important 
to emphasize this year's theme 
of unity by encouraging clubs 
to unite and work together on 

"Cultural clubs would have 
more influence in letting their 
members know about events 
on campus; it's about working 
together," said SA Social Vice 
President Scott Kabel. 



Students under the impres- 
sion that SA is trying to unite 
all clubs and have them under 
one major umbrella are feeling 
divided on the issue of unity. 

"A united front is better 
than a divided one, but if all 
clubs function as one it could 
defeat the purpose of the cul- 
tural diversitj'," said Sara Her- 
nandez, a freshman nur^ng 

Kabel, unaware of the mis- 
understanding, said it's about 
getting more clubs involved, 

"It's not about having one 
major club; it's just about get- 
ting every club on campus in- 



volved in a lot of events. It's 
better to ha\'e 60 people work 
on an event, rather than six," 
Kabel said. 

Rumors of the idea have left 
students fearing that it could 
take awaj' the cultural diversi- 
ty that the cultural clubs offer 
the campus. 

Liza Manullang, a sopho- 
more nursing major, thinks 



"Diversity is t 
we are lucky that the school is 
so diverse," Manullang said, 
"but in the same token I think 
that it's great that we can be 
united in being diverse." 



Registration 

Continued from Pg. 1 

the new Windows and then 
releasing it before it is iin- 

Georgeson managed to reg- 
ister online after nearly t\vo 
hours while reading a book 
and pressing the "refresh" but- 
ton multiple times. 

Associate Director of Infor- 
mation Systems Herdy Moni- 
>'ung said different issues 
such as the absence of certain 
features and hardware could 
have handled the amount of 
hits during the first six hours 
on Monda\'. 

"If we purchase the reall>' 
expensive computers [to use 
them] for six hours in a year, 
it is hard to justify' $60,000 
to $70,000," Moniyoug said. 



"We want to be frugal. We 
don't want to increase the tu- 
ition because of this." 

Moniyung also said that 
conflicting schedules with 
registration slowed down the 
system, and to gain faster 
performance, student payroll 
was delayed to Monday after- 
noon and student statements 
were postponed for Tues- 
day. Student competition for 
class availabilit>' was another 
negative factor — 71 percent 
of freshmen registered online 
versus 68 percent of seniors. 
Stage registration is being 
considered as a solution. 

"We are planning to imple- 
ment this for fall registration 
in April," Monijung said. 
"Graduating seniors will have 
the opportunity to register 
first." 



Arrest 

Continued from Pg. 1 



according to the police report. 

Southern administrators 
released an official statement 
Wednesday stating Harrington 
chose to \vithdraw bis enroll- 
ment from Southern rather 
than face disciplinary action. 
Administration told him not 
to return to campus. 

Collegedale Police Captain 
James Hardeman said the 
next step for Harrington is the 
court date, which has been set 
for Dec. 5. 

Corrections: 

Front page pholo in Nov. 8 
issue taken by Marlin Thor- 
man and featured Expressions 
of Praise | Twinday photo on 
page two in Nov. 8 issue con- 
tributed by Tony Morin 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 



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Justice Department changed. Maybe this attorney 
restarts inquiry into general understands that his 
agency's approval obligation is not to be the pri- 
of domestic surveil- ^'^te counsel to the president 
lance program ^^^ ^^ '^^^f '^"' enforcement 

officer for the entire country." 

WASHINGTON (AP) The 
Justice Department has re- 
opened a long-dormant inqui- 
ry' into the government's war- 
rantless wiretapping program, 
a major policy shift only days 
into the tenure of Attornej' 
General Michael Mukasey. 

The investigation by the 
department's Office of Profes- 
sional Responsibility was shut 
down last year, after the inves- 
tigators were denied securitj' 
clearances. Gonzales told Con- 
gress that President BUsh, not 
he, denied the clearances. 

"We recently received the 
necessary securitj- clearances 
and are now able to proceed 
\s1th our investigation," H. 
Marshall Jarrett, counsel for 
the OPR, wrote to Rep. Mau- 
rice Hinchey, D-N.Y. A copj' of 
the letter, dated Tuesday, was 
obtained by The Associated 



Hinchey and other Demo- 
crats have long sought an in- 
vestigation into the spying 
program to see if it complies 
with the law. Efforts to inves- 
tigate the program ha\'e been 
rebuffed by the Bush adminis- 

"I am happily surprised," 
Hinchey said. "It now seems 
because we have a new attor- 
ne>- general the situation hi 



Tropical Storm Noel 
heads toward Baha- 
mas after killing at 
least 20 in the Domini- 
can Republic 

SANTO DOMINGO, Do- 
minican Republic (AP) Tropi- 
cal Storm Noel headed toward 
the Bahamas on Tuesday after 
causing flooding and mud- 
slides that killed at least 20 
people in the Dominican Re- 
public and left another 20 
missing, ofiicials said. 

Forecasters said a tropical 
storm watch, which means 
that tropical storm conditions 
are possible within 36 hours, 
may be issued for southeast 
Florida later in the day. 

The spinning tropical storm 
had been forecast to hit Haiti 
hardest but, veered, toward the 
Dominican Republic, catching 
residents off guard Monday. 

"We didn't know that it was 
going to be like this, it took us 
by surprise," said Guarionex 
Rosado as he left his home in 
La Cienaga, one of Santo Do- 
mingo's most affected neigh- 
borhoods. 

Noel temporarily knocked 
out the Dominican Repub- 
lic's entire power s)'stem ear- 



AID 

Continued from Pg. 1 



MartandStaples have schol- 
arships available for students. 
Most of these scholarships 
can be applied for by simply 
filling out an application and 
submitting an essay. Any stu- 
dent can visit Web sites such 
as fast\veb.com to apply for 
multiple scholarships at once. 
Scholarships are also a\ail- 
able through your academic 
department at Southern. 

The Maize family scholar- 
ship is one such scholarship 
that is a^■ailable to 
cation majors. All a 
cation student needs to do to 
apply for this scholarship is 
submit an essay from a list 
provided by the Maize family. 

Scholarships will not usual- 
ly cover the entire cost of edu- 
cation, however. For help with 
the rest of the money needed, 
there is financial-aid. 

The entire financial-aid 
process begins with the FAF- 
SA form. The Free Applica- 



tion for Federal Student Aid 
(FAFSA) form Is what the gov- 
ernment looks at to determine 
how much financial-aid a stu- 
dent is eligible for. This form 
is so important to the entire 



IMPORTANT 



■ fafsa.ed.gov 

■ fastweb.com 

■ scholarships. c 

■ finaid.org 



form is March 31, however. 
Southern requires the FAFSA 
form to be submitted to their 
office by March l to allow 
them time to forward it to the 
government for processing. 

Jason Merryman, assistant 
director of enrollment services 
provides some helpful tips to 
make the financial-aid process 
run much smoother. 

MerrjTnan says to make 



iftjll-t 



financial-aid process that stu- 
dents could get hundreds even 
thousands of dollars less in 
financial-aid if the form is not 
submitted on time. 

"One of the biggest prob- 
lems students run into uith fi- 
nancial-aid is not meeting the 
FAFSA deadline," said student 
finance counselor Ryan Her- 
man. "If the deadline is met, 
that guarantees that you will 
get all of the financial-aid that 



status. If your status drops 
below hill-time, you will not 
receive as much money in 
financial-aid. You also need 
to keep in contact with your 
lender after graduation. 

Make sure they have your 
current billing information 
and make sure that you pay 
your monthly bill on-time. 
If you miss a payment or are 
late several times, it can affect 
your credit and cause prob- 
lems in the future. And finally, 
Merryman saj-s to discuss any 
questions with your financial- 
aid counselor. They are avail- 
able to help you in any way 



ou can get. 
The deadline for the FAFSA 





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participates in a rally held against Soi 
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Final witness to testify be- 
fore justice decides if O.J. 
Simpson, 2 others should 
stand trial 

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J., C J., Spen- 
cer, Goldie and a couple of Charlies. For 
ihree days, their Dicknames have been 
heard in obscenitj'-Iaced audio tapes 
and sometimes dramatic testimony 
about how 0,J. Simpson and armed 
men confronted two sports memora- 
bilia dealers trying to sell items the ag- 
ing football star claimed were his. 

A preliminary hearing was expect- 
ed to end Wednesday with Justice of 
the Peace Joe M. Bonaventure decid- 
ing whether Simpson, Clarence "C.J." 
Stewart and Charles "Charlie" Ehrlich 
should go to trial on 12 charges, in- 
cluding kidnapping and armed rob- 
ben-. A conviction on the kidnapping 
count could result in a sentence of life 
in prison with the possibility of parole. 
An armed robber)' con\iction could 
mean mandaton,' prison time. 

Chief Las Vegas Justice of the Peace 
Douglas Smith, who is not invoh^ed in 
the Simpson case, said the question 
before Bonaventure is: "Was a crime 
committed, and did this person prob- 
ably commit the crime? That's all that 
needs to be proved." 

Michael "Spencer" McClinton testi- 
fied Tuesday that Simpson asked him 
to bring guns and told him to use them 
to intimidate memorabilia dealers Al- 
fred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong 
when the group entered a Las Vegas 
casino hotel room. 



"He said, 'Show them your \veapon 
and look menacing,'" McClinton said. 

More than 1 million chla- 
mydia cases sets record for 
U.S. sexually transmitted 
dicases 

ATLANTA (AP) - More than 1 mil- 
lion cases of chlamydia were reported 
in the United Slates last year - the 
most ever reported for a sexually trans- 
mitted disease, federal health officials 
said Tuesday. 

"A new U.S. record," said Dr. John 
M. Douglas Jr. of the Centers for Dis- 
ease Control and Prevention. 

More bad news; Gonorrhea rates are 
jumping again after hitting a record 
low, and an increasing number of cases 
are caused by a "superbug" \ersion re- 
sistant to common antibiotics, federal 
officials said Tuesday. 

Syphilis is rising, too. The rate of 
congenital syphilis — which can de- 
form or kill babies — rose for the first 

North and South Korean 
prime ministers meet for 
first talks in 15 years 

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The 
prime ministers of North and South 
Korea met Wednesday for the first 
time in 15 years, hopmg to extend the 
detente fostered by the second-e\'er 
summit of their leaders last month 
\vith new South Korean in\'estmenl in 
the impoverished North. 



North Korean Prime Minister Kim 
Yong II said after arriving in Seoul on 
.1 direct (light from P>'ong\-ang that he 
ihmight the three days of talks would 
"i!,n uell in a warm atmosphere" based 
on his welcome. 

The t^vQ sides last held prime minis- 
terial talks in 1992 that were suspend- 
ed amid the first crisis over the North's 
nuclear weapons program. 

Kim ranks below tlie top members 
of the North's ruling elite: leader Kim 
Jong 11 and the countr>''s No. 2 official 
Kim Yong Nam. He is meeting with 
South Korean Prime Minister Han 
Duck-soo. who is the deputy of South 
Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. 

This week's talks are aimed at flesh- 
ing out an agreement that Roh and tlie 
North Korean leader signed at their 
October summit in Pyongjang — only 
the second such meeting since the Ko- 
rean peninsula ^vas di\'ided more than 
halfa century ago. 

Presidential candidates^ par- 
ties split on how to prevent a 
nuclear Iran 

NEW YORK (AP) - The top presi- 
dential contenders are offering mark- 
edly different ideas on ho\v they would 
keep Iran from getting nuclear weap- 
ons, suddenly a central issue in the 
2008 campaign. 

Republicans Rudy Giuliani, Fred 
Thompson and Mitt Romney have tak- 
en a hard line, speaking openly about a 
possible militar>' strike in Iran, even as 
they say they support diplomatic mea- 
sures to persuade the countr>- to aban- 
don its nuclear ambitions. 

Democrats say they favor multina- 
tional diplomacy, combined \vith eco- 
nomic incentives as well as sanctions. 
They've repeatedly criticized President 
Bush for refusing to negotiate with 
Iran, and say they would consider mili- 
tary' action only after exhausting other 
options. 

Among themselves, the>'ve turned 
the question into a proxy battle be- 
tween front-runner Hillary Rodham 
Clinton and her rivals over issues of 
foreign policj' experience, judgment 
and leadership. 

Rand Beers, who has worked as a 
national security adviser to both Re- 
publican and Democratic presidents, 
sees a subtext to all the rhetoric. 

Sabathia wins Cy Young 

NEW YORK (AP) _ C.C. Sabathia 
won the AL Cy Young Award, beating 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15. 2007 



out sexeral \vorthj' contenders by a 
comfortable margin and becoming the 
first Cleveland pitcher in 35 years to 
earn the honor. 

The Indians ace received 19 of 28 
first-place votes and finished with 119 
points in balloting by the Baseball 
Writers' Association of America. Bos- 
ton's Josh Beckett was second with 
eight first-place votes and 86 points, 
while John Lackey of the Los Angeles 
Angels got the other first-place vote 
and came in third. The Indians' Fausto 
Carmona was fourth. 

Sabathia went 19-7 with a 3.21 ERA 
and 209 strikeouts, pitching a major 
league-high 241 innings. Beckett(20-7) 
became the only big league pitcher to 
\%in 20 games since 2005, compiling a 
3.27 ERA in 200 2-3 innings. Lackey 
led the AL in ERA at 3.01, going 19-9 
and tossing 224 innings. 

The only other Cleveland pitcher to 
win the award ^vas Hall of Famer Gaj'- 
lord Perry in 1972. 

Economic costs of Iraq, Af- 
ghanistan wars put at $1.6 
trillion so far, about $20,900 
per family 

WASHINGTON (AP) - The eco- 
nomic costs of the wars in Iraq and 
Afghanistan are estimated to total S1.6 
trillion — roughly double the amount 
the White House has requested thus 
far, according to a new report by Dem- 
ocrats on Congress' Joint Economic 
Committee. 

The report, released Tuesday, at- 
tempted to put a price tag on the tvvo 
conflicts, including "hidden" costs such 
, as interest payments on the monej' bor- 
rowed to pay for the wars, lost in\'est- 
ment, the expense of long-term health 
care for injured veterans and the cost 
of oil market disruptions. 

The S1.6 trillion figure, for the peri- 
od from 2002 to 2008. translates into 
a cost of $20,900 for a family of four, 
the report said. The Bush administra- 
tion has requested S804 billion for the 
Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined, 
the report stated. 

For the Iraq war only, total econom- 
ic costs were estimated at S1.3 trillion 
for the period from 2002 to 2008. That 
would cost a family of four Si6,500, 
the report said. 

Future economic costs would be 
e\'en greater. The report estimated 
that both wars would cost S3.5 trillion 
between 2003 and 2017. Under that 
scenario, it would cost a family of four 
$46,400, the report said. 



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religion 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mfiay@southern.edu 



Sometimes you have to wrestle with God 



Mammwh,! Ha 
Reucicin,Ediidr^ . 



I was young, probabI>' about 
5 years old \vhen 1 w-as lost for 
the first time. 

We were at some kind of 
farmers fair. Outside, there 
were huge tractoi-s and a pig 
being roasted over a fire. We 
went inside the auditorium 
and ivomea "'ere sitting at 
tables with canned goods and 
[leedlecrafts. U was all pretty 
boring for a little girl; I'd seen 
cans of peaches before and the 
roasting pig was outside. 

Then I saw her. An old 
l.idy, wearing a calico dress, 
n.is churning butter. It was so 
iiR'thodical and mesmerizing. 
The cream went in a liquid, 
and then came out a solid. 

Periodically, she would 
hand out samples. The fresh 
butter soaked into the bis- 
cuits as she handed one to me, 
smiling. I wished she were my 

People crowded in to take 
samples, but all I could see 
were legs. They pressed close. 
Then 1 realized that I didn't 
recognize any of the pants. 

Mom? Dad? A ^vave of fear 
rippled through my body. 
Where were thej? 

! pushed through the legs, 
craning my neck, desperate for 
a familiar face. I felt panic for 
the first time. 

1 began running past the 



tables of canned peaches, the 
quilted blankets and the baked 
goods, until I got outside. 

The smoke from the fire pit 
stung my eyes, but that \vasn't 
why I was crying. I ^vas so 
scared. My breath choked in 
my throat and my mind raced 
as I tried to think what would 
happen to me. Would I live 
here? Would I have to eat roast 
pig? Where would I sleep? 
Who would be my momm\? 

I felt abandoned. Did Mom 
and Dad bring me here to get 
rid of me? I didn't know \vhat 
to do, so I decided to get help 
from the only person I trusted. 
The butter lady. 

I marched right up to her. 
My face was slick with snot 

"I'm lost!" I said. T had the 
hiccups. 

I don't remember what she 
said, but she took my hand 
and led mc to the radio station 
table where a DJ was guarding 
the PA system. 

"What is your mom's name, 
little giri?" said the ; 



"T want my Mom! Where's 
my mom?!" I wailed. 

"I don't know, we need to 
know her name," he said. 

I thought hard. 1 couldn't 
remember my mom's name. 
This was really bad, I was defi- 
nitely going to be lost forever. 

"I don't know. I don't know! 



Help me!" 

The announcer looked a 
little frustrated and disturbed. 
What kmd of child doesn't 
know their parents' names? 
Turning on the mike, he made 

"Ladies and gentlemen, 
those of TOU who are parents: 
if \ou came in with a little girl 
and don't have one anymore, 
please report to the KXRO 
booth immediately." 

I can't tell you what it was 
like when I saw Mom and Dad 
making their w-ay through 
the crowd. It was the sweet- 
est relief. The panic, despera- 
tion and raw fear \vere gone iri 
an instant. In seconds, I was 
wrapped, in their arms, com- 
pletely safe and completely 
loved. No roast pig for me to- 
night; no longer abandoned. 

Sometimes 1 feel aban- 
doned by God. My life is fall- 
ing apart. I graduate in De- 
cember, but now I'm thinking 
of changing my major, sta>ing 
another 2 years, and passing 
up that dream job I've always 
wanted since I was a little girl. 
Now people ask me what my 
passion is and 1 don't know. 
As of today, less than six weeks 
before I leave Southern, I still 
haven't found a man. Thank- 
fully, th^^'re letting me gradu- 
ate anyway. 

It's similar to being lost. I 
don't feel like anyone is tak- 




I do think lam 
a Mtde lost right 
now, searching 
fora new spiritual deep. But I'd 
like to offer this to those who 
are struggling with the same 
thing. God is milling around in 
the same crowd as we are. He 
hasn't left the building; while 
we may be panicing right now, 
someday the crowd is going to 
part and God is going to walk 
straight toward us. He's going 
to scoop us up and those feel- 
ings of abandonment are going 
to dissolve in a moment. 

It may take a while. Jaoob 
had to vNTestle with God an 
entire night before he knew it 
was Him. 

"Then the man said, 'Let me 
go, for it is daybreak.'" 

But Jacob replied, "I will 



not lei you go unless you bless 
The man asked him, "What 

".lacob," he answered. 

Then the man said, "Your 
name will no longer be Ja- 
cob, but Israel, because you 
ha\'e struggled v\ith God and 
\vith men and ha\'e overcome" 
{Genesis 32:26-28 NI\0. 

Wrestle with God, but do 
not let go until He blesses you. 
The struggle is palnfril and ter- 
rifying, but if we hold on long 
enough we're going to over- 
come. God started a nation ■ 
with Israel. WTiat will God do 
with vou? 



A plea for help for the starving people of Zimbabwe 



This letter was written by 
Jim Nix, the director of the 
M7iite Estate, when he saw 
the plight ofSolusi Universi- 
ty, our sister organization in 
Uganda. 

Greetings from Soutli Af- 
rica where I am currently at- 
tending the year-end meeting 
of the Southern Africa-Indian 
Ocean Di\ision. While here 1 
ha\e talked with several del- 
egates from Zimbabwe, in- 
cluding Professor Norman 
Maphosa, Uie vice chancellor 
OfSolusi University. 

As you probably have 



heard, tlie food situation in 
Zimbabwe is past the critical 
point— people tliere are star\^- 
ing. Solusi University is out 
of food. Professor Maphosa is 
tr>ing to raise urgently needed 
funds in order to purchase 
food from South Africa for the 
students and faculty of Solusi 
Universit>-. I was told that a 
teacher in Zimbabwe is cur- 
rently being paid Sio million 
Zimbabwe dollars per month. 
That sounds pretty good, until 
you learn that currently a sin- 
gle loaf of bread costs $ i mil- 
lion Zimbabwe dollars! 



What I am going to suggest 
now is, I know, none of my 
business, but I can't neglect 
at least trying. I have no idea 
what kind of permission is 
needed for what I am going to 
suggest, but with Thanksgiv- 
ing and Christmas just ahead 
of us, is there any possibility 
that your office could send out 
a notice to all of our elemen- 
tary' schools and academies in 
NAD informing them about 
the desperate needs of the stu- 
dents at Solusi, and suggesting 
that during the holiday season 
every student be offered the 



chance to contribute Si.oo 
during this holiday season to 
help the desperate situation at 
Solusi? 

Obviously, an account 
would need to be set up at the 
NAD so the funds collected 
by the schools could be sent 
there. But if even one-tenth 
of our students responded, it 
could make a real difference 
right now at Solusi. 

Admittedly, starvation 

caused by dictators or t>Tants 
(as the president of 2ymba- 
bwe currently is) isn't nearly 
as interesting to send money 



to help those affected by it as 
is contributing to a huge hur- 
ricane or earthquake disaster. 
But as 1 have said, the situa- 
tion at Solusi is just as critical 
as that of any natural disaster. 
Well, that's the burden on 
mj' heart. I have never written 
anything to anyone like this 
before today, and if I am total- 
ly out of line in doing so now, 
please chalk it up to a mistake 
of the heart. 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



Opinion Editor 
anhpham@southern.edu 



o pinion 

Hypnotism, hidden images and Hollywood 



NCE Prttchard but research has shown time 

wra ii tfrot — and time again that the "sub- 
Last week, a group of young limal messaging" h)!^ is just 
;n came to our campus and that - hype. It was all a hoax, 
based off a "study" done by a 
man named James Vicar>'. 

This past ^veek, I conducted 
extensive research on the top- 
ic and found several studies 
backing this up. I also found 
an article wTitten by Anthony 



a rise in popcorn sales of al- sages." It created what can be 

most 58 percent.... But tiiere classified as an "urban m>'th'' 

is a seamier side to the "Eat that gained much popularit>-. 

Popcorn/Drink Coke" study Alas, that is all it was; a myth. 



shared a worship series with us 
titied, "Battiefield Hollywood." 
For those of you who missed 
it, the two nights of meetings 
were focused on presenting 
a compelling case that Holly- 
wood is trying to program our 
minds and lead us into a life of R- Pratkanis, a professor of 
debauchery and immoralit)'. ps>cholog>' at the University of 
Letmebeclearandstatethat California which explains tiie 
I do agree with their cause, but phenomena vei>' well based on 
only to a degree. They advo- past studies and years of re- 
cated "timing out" of the mass search. I encourage all of you 
media giant. Really, I'm sure tocheckitoulat: http://www. 
we could all stand to watch csicop.org/si/9204/sublimi- 
a littie less tele\ision and do nal-persuasion.html; here is 
more productive things. But some of what he has found: 
this is about as far as my sym- "According to reports in 
pathy goes. There M'as a ke}' newspapers and magazines. 



! that is rarely brought to 
public attention. In a 196a in- 
terview with Advertising Age, 
James Vicarj' announced that 



There was a key 
flaw in their pre- 
sentation that I feel 
I must address, as 
some of what was 
presented was mis- 
information. 



Let's look at what else Prat- 
kanis found. 

"During the past few years, 
I have been collecting pub- 
lished articles on subliminal 
processes - research that goes 
back over a hundred years (to 



into your memory. Your mind 
doesn't keep secrets from you - 
if you don't see it, it doesn't get 
stored. It is that simple. 

Am I the only one offended 
at the misinformation present- 
ed? I don't fault the present- 
ers for not knowing any better. 
as I didn't know either until 
I took Cognitn'e Psycholog>' 
However, I do 



fi their presentation that 
I feel I must address, as some 
of what was presented was 
misinformation. 

They stated that everyday 
in the media, subHmal mes- 
sages and images are being 
flashed at us in order to con- 
trol our minds. As a student of 



James Vicarj', an advertising 
expert, had secretiy flashed, the 
at a third of a millisecond, rica 
the words "Eat Popcorn" and 
"Drink Coke" onto the movie 
screen. His studies, lasting sbt 
weeks, involved thousands of 
mo\iegoing subjects who re- 
subliminal message there w 



1863) and includes more than fault them for not doing their 

a hundred articles from the research and not presenting a 

mass media and more than more solid case. Their hearts 

t^vo hundred academic papers were in the right place, but re- 

on the topic. In none of these ally, there is nothing "subUmi- 

papers is there clear e\'idence nal" about what Hollywood 

in support of the proposition . and the media are beaming at 

that subliminal messages in- us on a daily basis, 

fluence behavior" (Pratkanis, It's clear to me there are 

1992). messages in movies and music 

When you think about it, that people may not agree with 

it makes sense. A principle and find to be "unwholesome" 

of cognitive processes is that or "immoral." I'm not out to 

nal study was a fab- there are two parts to how judge, but what I am out to do 

intended to increase the brain stores information: is expose lies and scare tactics. 

customers for his failing mar- perception and cognition. In 

keting business." (Pratkanis, order for something to enter 

1992) your mind and be stored in 

Incredible! After Vicaiy the memor>' banks, you have 

spread this misinformation, to perceive that something is 
laws put into there. Only then can cogni- 



offended that individ- 
uals are allowed to say what 
they wish to students without 
any sort of filter. I feel there 
needs to be a screening meth- 
od used and presenters should 
tell you this e\'ery five seconds during the effect to keep companies from tion take place; you recognize be responsible for citing their 
is not the case. Perhaps it has fihn.VicarycIaimedanincrease exploiting people's minds what it is you are seeing and sources when they go outside 
been attempted in the past, in Coke sales of 18 percent and through "subliminal mes- you encode that information the Bible to make a point. 

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Letter to the Editor 



I was disturbed by one of 
the cartoons published in the 
Accent last week. It makes me 
angry that people will make 
fun of almost anything nowa- 
days. I'mreferring to the car- 
toon called "Angry Martian." 
While it did not specifically 
state what events it was pok- 
ing fun at, it was clearly mock- 
ing the presentations that we 
had on Monday and Tuesda)' 
night called "Battlefield Hol- 
Ij'wood." 

First, never in their presen- 
tation did they say that movies 
are evil. They didn't condemn 
people for watching movies. 
They simpl>' encouraged some 
thought in the direction of how 
we entertain ourselves. 

I think it is incredibly rude 



to mock something that three 
individuals feel called to share 
and travel from Southern Cali- 
fornia to present to us. Instead 
of thinking about the research 
and the evidences that they 
have spent time compiling, 
and traveling a far distance 
to share their concerns about 
HolIyv\'Ood out of regard for 
our own salvation, maybe we 
should repay them by taking 
them seriously and thinking 
about the things presented. 

1 am not condemning the 
movie industiy or the person 
who drew this cartoon. It up- 
sets me that spiritual things 
were made light of and not 
taken seriously. If this was 
meant to be a warning from 
God, how can it affect vou if 



you simply laugh and roll your 
eyes? Maybe you disagree with 
what they had to say. If you do, 
why do you disagree? Why not 
write an article saying wh>' you 
disagree instead of making fun 
of other people's serious con- 
cern for j'our soul and salva- 
tion? 

One point from the lecture 
I found extremely profound 
is that Ellen White, a great 
prophet, did NOT recognize 
Satan as the conductor of the 
train. If she did not recognize 
him, and the Bible says Sa- 
tan will put on a show in the 
end times that even the VERY 
ELECT may be deceived, 
then why would you brush off 
warning? The na- 
of being deceived is being 



in a state of ignorance. 

I v\'ould plead with you to 
consider the things that they 
said. By not weighing the evi- 
dence, you completely shut off 
something that God could be 
trying to convict you of. How- 
can we as Christians expect to 
give our life for God if we can't 
give up, or won't consider giv- 
ing up, our questionable en- 
tertainment? 

- Serge Castiebary 



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ifestyles 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



Do you have whiplash from Prome-Noc/of/ng? [iijipiipifjj 



With a twitch of the neck you greet fellow Prome-Noc/c/ers and hope you're not discovered 



As I observe the students 
that hurriedly make their jour- 
ney from one class to the next 
on the famous promenade, I 
smile as I see an action we all 
have committed. This action is 
kno^vn as the famous Prome- 
Nod. 

We all have done it. It hap- 
pens as you walk from one class 
to another. You try to keep fo- 
cused on your \valk when off 
in the distance you see that 
person. You don't know their 
name or where they are from, 
but you do know they pass you 
on the promenade every time 
you walk this path. What do 
you do? Do you say "Hello?" 
No, you don't know their 
name. Do you say "Hey...?" 
No, that wouldn't sound right. 
They are getting closer, eye 
contact is about to happen, 
what do you do? 



the time so I feel I should ac- is accompanied by knowing 

knowledge your presence" the person's name. When you 

nod; other\vise known as the spot the person, then- name 

Prome-JVod. If s a slight raise pops in your mind as you be- 

of the head while one walks gin to plan your nod, with a 




T^ea 



1 thei 



obtrusive, "He>' I don't know 
your name but I see you all 



on the promenadt 



make eye wave thrown in. As the per- 

contact with the person. Noth- son passes by, panic strikes as 

ing is said, just a nod. you can't remember his or her 

Or course the Prome-Nod name, but it's already too late, 

goes through a variety of Your head has already begun 

stages. The second stage is the to sway back, beginning the 

use of the wave. This motion nod motion and your hand has 



l)egun to wave uncontrollably. 
Your mind then stops your 
mouth but only after you said 
"Hey..." The second phase of 
the Prome-ATod is bom. 

The last stage is used by 
experienced Prome-Nodders. 
This nod is accompanied by a 
point of the finger. They have 
not only mastered people's 
names but also the art of 
the point. The simple nod is 
child's play for them. People 
nod at them, but they point 
back, usually \sith a clever re- 
mark or phrase. The last phase 
should only be done if you are 
sure of the person's name and 
you've mastered the art of the 

Whatever level you're at, 
either master of the point or a 
simple novice, the Prome-Nod 
is an art that can be crafted 
into your own unique style. 
As you walk down the prome- 
nade, take time to stop and ob- 
serve the creativity that people 
have as they go about Prome- 
Nodding. 



Don't be afraid to move forward 



Benjamin Stitzer 

Ratatouille has recently 
been released on DVD, and is 
still playing at the $2.50 the- 
ater by the mall. This weekend 
I had the privilege of going and 
seeing this mo\ie. 

I would recommend that ev- 
eryone go, sit back and enjoy. 

There is one scene in partic- 
ular I would like to share with 
everyone demonstrating the 
depth of this film. This scene 
is toward the end of the movie 
where the creator has packed 
most of their message in this 
punch. Here's the scene: 

Remy (the main charac- 
ter) is sitting with his brother 
and father talking about the 
human things he enjoys do- 
ing like reading and thinking. 
The father is upset bj' this 
and tells Remy to follow him. 



They travel through a series 
of sewage pipes until they pop 
through a grate into the sfreets 
of Paris. They end up on a side- 
walk staring into the window 



-^\< 



)Uney/Pi.; 



business. 
The father points out that rats 
can't be with humans because 
they will kill them. 

Remy is shocked at the hor- 



rific sight, but then turns to his 
father and dedines the imita- 
tion to go back to the nest. He 
tells his father that he can't 
go back, that he must "move 
forward." Then he turns away 
from his father and runs down 
the sidewalk into the dark 
night. 

We are that rat! We are 
striving to be better people. 
We know that the world is dif- 
ficult, but we don't care! We 
want to move fonvard and be 
a force for good in this world. 
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Where would you 
rather be right now? 

"I would rather be graduat- 
ed and on my honeymoon." 

- Donnie Keele, III 

"I'd rather be with my dad 

lot of rapids." 

- Ren&e Baumgartner 

"Home - [it's] so clichfe, but 
home would be the best 
place to be right no\v... or 
Disney World. It is the hap- 
piest place on earth." 

- Alana Pabon 

"I'd rather be in bed, but 
maybe a bed on a beach - 
that sounds better." 
-RobBartlett 

"Brazil - for the beach, the 
people, the food, and every- 
thing else. We were raised 

- Jennifer & Michelle 
Fernandes 

"In bed because I never 
sleep. I walk around all day 
looldng for places where I 
can take a nap." 

- Lindsey Gaspard 

"In Washington State for 
the clean air, democrats, my 
family's cooking, and my 

- Marjorie Ellenwood 

"Some tropical island. It 
would be much more re- 
laxing than it is here right 



"Scuba diving in the Baha- 

I haven't been in the water 
for a while and 1 miss it." 

- Katetyn Stearns 

"Up at Sabrina Lake in 
California because there's 
no stress. It is completely 
calming, and I am in soli- 
tude with God." 

- Krista Mettison 



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 5, 2007 



sports photos 




THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 5, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



Chic This wins; guys update 






It is an exciting time to be 
at Southern if you are a sports 
fan; it is playoff time for flag- 
ball intramurals. Going into 
the season, there were 16 girls 
teams and an astounding 31 
guys teams. 

For the girls, it is not sur- 
prising that out of the 16 
teams, only Chic This and Cool 
Runnings were left standing 
last night. 

In the midst of a little fog 
and a ver\- muddy field, Chic 
This beat Cool Runnings in a 
tremendously close game 13- 

Cool Runnings started off 
the scoring early with a pretty 
touchdown scored by one of 
the Ha\iland prodigy t\vins, 
Bui Chic This scored the next 
13 points to take a 13-6 lead. 
Their scoring was capped off 
by an extra point catch made 



by Robin Knight, which i\ould 
end up being the game \\in- 
ning point. Cool Runnings 
made a valiant effort in com- 
ing back by scoring a touch- 
down with 40 seconds left. But 
unfortunately for them, they 
were unable to tie the game 
with an extra point. This was 
a huge win for Chic This be- 
cause they had lost in the girls 
A league championship game 
for the past three years. 

In the first men's game, 
Business Time won a close 
game against Last Minute 
14-6. They stopped Last Min- 
ute on the 5-yard line in the 
closing seconds of the game to 
seal the win and punch their 
ticket into the semifinals. 

In the second game, the 
only undefeated team in A 
league (Shake 'n' Bake) beat 
the 7-1 BLAZN' by a score of 
24-6. After scoring two quick 
touchdowns on passes by Bri- 
an Chinn of Shake 'n' Bake, 



BLAZIN" scored on a crazjplay 
where the ball was lipped sev- 
eral times before one of their 
teammates hauled the ball in 
and ran 60 yards making the 
game 12-6. Unfortunately for 
BI.AZN', that would be the last 
time the>' scored. 

In the primetime matchup, 
and probably the best men's 
game of the night, MA Shuf- 
fle took on the mean-green 
Ninja Turtles. These teams 
had met earlier in the regular 
season with MA ^\inning tlie 
game. MA started this game 
ivhere the>' left off in the ear- 
lier matchup, on top. Shuffle 
QB Chad Kurz>Tiske rifled a 
10-yard pass to Stephen Jenks 
to make the game 6-0. The 
game would slay that ^vay un- 
til halfdme, where the game 
was called off due to lightning. 
It will be played today at 6 
p.m. The other men's game, 
Do Work vs. Bietz Me was also 
rescheduled for tonight. 




Flagball Championship Games 

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GiRis Men's . tcoNTiNUFO) 

ChicTTiis vs. Cool Runnings Business Time 14 
13 12 Last Minute 6 



Do Work 
Bietz Me 
ppd (resheduled for today) 



MA Shuffle 7 
Ninja Turtles 
ppd (6 p.m. tonite) 



The 20 rules for liking a sports teams 



1. Just because you live in a 
certain city or state, it DOES 
NOT mean you ha\'e to like 
that learn, 

2, Just because you are born in 
a certain city or state, it DOES 
NOT mean you have to like 
that team. 

3- Just because >ou move from 
state to state, it DOES NOT 
mean you have to switch from 
team to team. 

4- Youshouldknowsomething 
about your fa\'orite team. 

5. Ifyourteam wins a big up- 
set or finally wins a playoff se- 
ries it's OK for you to brag for 



6' Ifsokaytonothaveafavor- 
'te team, watch a game, pick a 



fi and stick with them. 



7. You should have at least one 
article of clothing from your 



19. It's OK to respect a rival 



1 do not know anjihing 



fan, represent your team, and 
never forget those great classic 



8. It's okay to ^vear another 
team's jersey if they are not 
your favorite team (as long as 
they aren't rivals). 

9. It's OK to wear another 
team's hat if they are not your 
favorite team (as long as they 
aren't ri\'als). 

10. It's OK to have a fa^'orite 
player and like a total different 
team (unless thej' are rivals). 

11. Ifs OK to switch teams if 
your favorite player gets trad- 
ed, released or waived. 

12. It's not OK to root against 
your team to get a higher draft 

13. Ifs NOT OK to trash talk 



16. Onl>' trash talk if you 
are the recipient, and if 
your team beats their 



17. If your friend ioves the 
team that you hate, it's 
not a reason to stop being 
friends. 

18. If a person you strong- 
ly dislike lo\'es a team that 
you love (or hates a team 
that you hate), you don't 
ha\'e to be buddy-budd>' 
with them. 



Finallj", enjoy being a 



It's not OK to b 
tidk if you have favorite I 



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December '07 Graduates | 
Seniors seeking a Bachelor's 
degree who plan to graduate 
in December '07 are required 
to lake the MAPP lest, which 
measures general education. 
The test will be offered free of 
charge on the following dates: 
Sunday, November 18 at 9 
a.m.; Tuesday, November 20 
at 8 a.m.; and Monday, No- 
vember a6 at 1 p.m. The test 
lasts approximatel>' two and a 
half hours. Please call Coun- 
seling & Testing Senices at 
#2782 to sign up. 

Shenandoah Valley Academy 
i\ill host two alumni reunions 
in CoUegedaie the weekend 
of November 17-18. The first 
reunion ^vill be on Sabbath 
e\'ening from 5-7 at Southern 
Advenlist University in the 
White Oak Room in Thatcher 
Hall South, and the second 
will be on Sunday, November 
18, at noon in the Presidential 
Banquet room #2 in the caf- 
eteria at Southern Adventist 
Universit}'. All former stu- 
dents, former staff, and family 
members and friends are in- 
\ited to attend. Please RSVA 
to Jan Osborne by November 
15 by phone at 540-740-2202 
or by e-mail at osbornej@sva- 
va.org. 



Upcoming events calendar 



Friday, November 16 

ICantariTourl16-18) 
8 a.ra.-ii p.m. - Prayer 
Room Open, Student Center 
5:34 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 
Philip Samaan 

After Vespers - Adoration, 
Lynn Wood Chapel 
After Vespers - Hymn Sing, 
Talge Chapel 

Saturday, November 17 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church 
Senice, Collegedale Church, 
Celebration of Thanks 

10 a.m. - French Sabbath 
School, Miller Hall Chapel 
10 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - One Accord Sab- 
bath School (Sponsored by 
LAC & ecu), Thatcher Cha- 
pel ' 
10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Felloivship Hall C 
10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 
CA, Celebration of Thanks 
10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. - Prayer 
Room Open, Student Center 
10:15 a.m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School. Thatcher 
South TV Room 



11 a.m. - One Accord Church 


7:30 p.m. - Refuel, Lynn 


Sunday, November 25 


Senice (Sponsored by LAC & 


Wood 


5-9 p.m. - Concerto Compe- 


BCU), Thatcher Chapel, Jaun- 


7:30 p.m. - African Xylo- 


tition Finals, Ackerman Audi- 


fer Monsalve 


phone & Drums: Bernard 


torium 


11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 


Woma Trio, Ackerman Audi- 


6-11 p.m. - McKee Library 


Lynn Wood, Jeff Sagala 


torium (Convocation Credit) 


Open 


3 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries, 






Wright Hall Steps 


Tuesday, November 20 


Monday, November 26 


5-5:45 P-m. - Supper, Din- 


12 p.m. - Tornado Siren 


Chaplain's Cookie Contest Be- 


ing Hall 


Test 


gins 


5 p.m. - Evensong, Church; 


5 p.m. - McKee Library Clos- 


4 p.m. - University Assem- 


Music: Jaime Jorge, John 


es 


My 


Stoddart, & Southern's Or- 




7:30 p.m. - Refuel, LjTin 


chestra Strings 


Wednesday, November 21 


Wood 


6-9:30 p.m. - Asian Club 


Thanksgiving Break (21-35) 




Sponsored Ping Pong Tourna- 


No Classes 


Tuesday, November 27 


ment and Games, Collegedale 


McKee Library Closed (21-24) 


6:30 p.m. - Christmas on 


Academy (S3 for non-mem- 


University Health Center 


the Promenade, Promenade 


bere) 


Closed (21-25) 


9 p.m. - Podcast (Devotional 


6:45 P-m- - 3 on 3 Basketball 




Discussion), Student Center 


Tournament, lies P.E. Center 


Thursday^ November 22 




7 p.m. - New York Study 


Thanksghing Day 


Wednesday, November 28 


Tour Departs. Wright Hall 


Offices Closed 


12 p.m. - Chaplain's Cookie 


8-11 p.m. - Student Center 




Contest Ends, Chaplain's of- 


Open 


Friday, November 23 


fice 




ftyday 


7 p.m. - SA Senate, White 


Sunday, November 18 


Offices Closed 


Oak Room 


5:30-7 p.m. - Cowboy Ju- 


5:31 p.m. -Sunset 





Monday, November 19 

PRAXIS Exams. Lynn Wood 
3:30 p.m. - Undergraduate 
Council 



Saturday, November 24 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church Ser- 
\'ices, Collegedale Church 

10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 
CA 



Thursday, November 29 
11 a.m. - Convocation, lies 
P.E. Center, Ned Nedley 
7 p.m. - Convocation. 
Thatcher Chapel, Ned Ned]e> 
(Convocation Credit) 



MaauiaBsra 



Operation Christmas Child | 
Thursday. November 15 is the 
last day to drop off shoeboxes 
for Operation Christmas Child. 
Shoeboxes may be dropped off 
under the Christmas tree in 
the Student Center. 

Christmas on the Promenade 
1 Tuesday after Thanksgi\ing 
Break at 6:30 p.m. come usher 
in the Christmas season. Vari- 
ous groups will be performing 
on the Promenade and there 
will be refreshments and other 
aclixities going on as weW. The 
evening will end in front of 
Wright Hall with the lighting 
of the Christmas tree! 



the 



And in the end. it' 

years in your life that count. 
It's the life in your years. 

-Abraham Lincoir 



November 16 

Tim Cwodzinski, Rhonda 
Knieger. Cristina Hernandez- 
Persia, Tyler Thornton, Rod- 
ney Voelker. Jose Del Aguila, 
Demetrius Asamoa, Marie 
Constant 

November 17 

Rick>' Shull, Kristin Thomas, 

Tekoa Penrose 

November 18 

Becky Joseph, Lucas Dobyns, 



November 19 

Dori Tri\'ette, Wesley Villan- 
ueva, Christopher Vazquez, 
Mishaela Creed, Samuel San- 
November 20 
Mike Lorren, Desmond Su- 
arez, Summer Schleifer, Joel 
Hanlon. Katie Hammond, 
Nardia Leonce, Elizabeth Her- 
nandez, Mariah Gage. Carrie 
Francisco 
November 21 

Samantha Buck, Amy Greene. 
Tamara Scott, Devin Page, 
Na>^ Allen, Stephanie Opp, 
Kara Turpen, Sean Smith, 
Karen Milen, Danielle Perry 



November 22 

Amanda Aguas, Chris Kemink, . 
Maricar De Los Reyes 

November 23 

Daxid Buo>', Cassie Je^vell, Me- 
linda Helton, Elizabeth Hart, 
Matthew Anderson, Jesse 
Re\Tia, Krislen Bailey, Daphne 
Edwards, Stefan Zafiu 

November 24 

Jason Smith, Willie Lithgow, 
Grant Riley, Jedediah Drumm 

November 25 

Jason Rimmer, Michelle Fer- 
nandes, Jennifer Fernandes, 
Andreiv Master, h-)' Joo 

November 26 

Nerilyn Reyes, Dequina Nich- 



olas, Chelsey Blaser, Ju; 



November 28 

Rolando Morgado, Kristen 
Berr>', Lj'dia Hall 

November 29 

Ja>'nieMedina,Tim Knowlton, 
Katie Carter, Jessica Mitchell, 
Darren Randall, Andrea Issa, 
Brendan Mattson, Mona En- 
dehipa, Kimberley Hutapea. 
Zena White 



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Miscellaneous 



1985 Nissan 300 zx, 2+2, t- 
tops, a/t, a/c, ps, pb, silver 
grey, Si,999 obo. Call 423- 
296-2413. 

1994 Acura Integra-TVpe R 
5-speed manual; Ne^v front 
tires, spark plugs/wires, & ex- 
haust. Extras: air intake, sup- 
port struts, CD player, indnity 
speakers, 200 watt bass sub- 
ivoofer tube. Great interior, 
exterior clear coat Is peeling. 
175K miles. $2400 OBO. Call 
618-218-0336 . 

2005 Suzuki Burgman 400 
Scooter; 12k miles; runs ex- 
cellent; 3-4 gallon gas tank; 
180+railes on full tank; goes 
up to 100 mph; storage space 
under seat; highway ca- 
pable; motorcj'cle jacket; 2 
helmets; motorcycle boots; 
leather winter gloves; the an- 
swer to gas prices;original 



price S6000; $4000 obo. Call 

678-362-7887. 

For Sale: 2 ying yang black car 

seat covers. Good condition. 

Only S20. Call Andrew at 236- 




1989 Nissan Maxima. Runs 
good. Just spent $1000 fixing 
it up. Clean. Great A/C. New 
wheel cylinders; new brakes 
all around.; new brake drums; 
new fuel injector; new fuel 
injector lines. New right rear 
electric window regulator. 
Nearly new battery and spark 
plug cables. Transmission 
rebuilt one year ago. S1950 
OBO. Call 423-396-2348 after 



Female roommate ■wanted for 
a beautiful, fuUy furnished 
apartment. Apartment comes 
with washer/dr>'er, fi-ee inter- 
net, and central heat and air. 
Great location, within walking 
distance from campus. Cost is 
$275 per month plus electric 
and new roommate must love 
cats. If interested call Jackie 
at 704-796-1616 or email js- 
daily@southem.edu. 

Female Roommate wanted to 
share house. $250/ mo. plus 
$250 move in deposit E-mail 



ing distance from Southern 
Adventist University'. Call 732- 
501-3663 for details, or e-mail 
me queenbeaoo@msn.com. 

Looking for a female room- 
mate to share a two bedroom, 
tu'o bath home. S350 a month 
includes all utilities, phone, 
internet C^vireless), trash, 
lawn, electricity, and water. 
It's 2 miles away from South- 
ern. If interested please call 
917-442-4027 or email ajwil- 
son@southern.edu. 



quill@southem.edu. 
Wedding dress for sale. 
Never worn. Best offer. Call 
270-991-4622 or email trac- 
ic@southern.edu. 

Any seniors plaiming to apply 
to medical or dental school for 
Fall 2007 need to have a com- 
mittee recommendatioii from 
Southern. Please give your 
name and address to Sharon 
Ekkens at 236-2803 or sek- 
kens@southem.edu, and she 
will send you the forms to 
complete for the committee. 



423-208-3875- 

Three bedroom, two full bath- 
rooms house with storage ga- 
rage, patio, deck, and fireplace. 
S250/mo.+Sa5D move-in de- 
posit.This is a perfect place to 
call home while in school. The 
view is beautiful'. Within walk- 



Miscellaneous 



Gift Baskets. Nice Christmas 
gifts for sisters, mothers and 
girlfriends. Will help spon- 
sor a Maranatha Volun-teer 
to India. For details call: 
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 1 1 



NEWS FEATURE 

Off to War 

Professor Chris Atkins Is 

serving as a licensed clini- 

I social worker in Iraq 



Thanksgiving Day \vas dif- 
I ferent uithout him here. His 
says she understands, but 
I it doesn't make the sacrifice 
ny easier. And his two daugh- 
Efs don't understand what 
■ar is - they just look fonvard 
3 the day when daddy comes 

iris Atkins, assistant so- 
I cial work and family studies 
^sor at Southern, and 
I captain in the United States 
Army Medical Corp., was de- 
ployed to Iraq as a licensed 
clinical social worker ser\'ing 
at Camp Libert)' and Victorj' 
I until May 2008. 

Thafs why when he called 
I home on Thanksgiving to talk 
) his three girls, his friends 
ere eager to speak to him 
10. For most, this was the first 
I time thej''d heard his voice 
ince mid-October. 

"Chris joined the army after 
he war had already begun," 
ays his mfe, Miranda. "At that 
ime we had no idea the war 
I would go on for so long and 

SEE ATKINS. PAGE 4 




the Promenade uitb papular 



Christmas season begins 

Christmas on the Promenade featured holiday music and treats 



With the Christmas season 
quickly approaching. Southern 
hosted its annual Christmas on 
the Promenade Tuesday night. 

The event started at 6:30 
p.m., with feature peri"ormanc- 
es from the Southern Jazz En- 
semble, Inspirit men's chorus, 
Silver Brass, Collegedale Acad- 
emy Concert band and Destiny 
Drama. And for the first time 
ever. Southern's hand bell 
group, the Southern Ringers 



performed, said Scott Ball, 
dean of the School of Music. 

"We tij' to have a lot of \'ari- 
ety of music on the promenade 
because everyone has a differ- 
ent choice in music," Ball said. 

Music is not the only signifi- 
cant aspect of Christmas on 
the Promenade howe\'er, said 
Kari Shultz, director of student 
life and activities. 

"It's a fun collaboration of 
all departments, where each 
one tries to out-decorate the 
other," Shultz said. 



While listening to the vari- 
ous musical groups and \iew- 
ing the festive lights and 
decorations outside each de- 
partment, students, faculty 
and community members also 
had a chance to enjoy dough- 
nut holes, hot cider and hot 
chocolate, Shultz said. 

Freshman John Shoemaker 
said he enjoyed the doughnut 

"This is my first year at 



Collegedale church appoints new mission pastor 



Brandon Russell 



Southern graduate Alex 

S i AfF W a rTT B Brj'an will begin work as pas- 

Despite past controvers>' torfomiissionand ministryat 

and a special-called meeting, the Collegedale Seventh-day 

the Collegedale church board Adventist church in Decem- 

has affirmed the hiring of new ber. The Collegedale church 

pastor Alex Br\'an. board, however, narrowly af- 



firmed the conferences' deci- 
sion to hire Bryan due to what 
some have called an "un-tradi- 
lional" past ministry. 

"The church boards' major 
concern was whether or not he 
[Pastor Bryan] was totally de- 






■oted lo Sabbath pastoring," 

aid senior Collegedale church 

John Nixon. 

In 1996, Br>'an became pas- 

of the New Community 

si;e PASI'OR, paue 4 



Bed bugs move 
Talge residents 



Bed bugs infested Talge 
Hall, forcing 12 residents to 
relocate for t^vo weeks. 

"I got a knock on my door 
and Dean Patterson told rae 
there were bed bugs abo\'e us," 
said Adrian Ardron, a Talge 
Hall resident and a freshman 
biolog>' major. "I thought he 
wasjoking at first." 

The infestation, now con- 
tained, was noticed by one of 
the residents who complained 
about being bit during the 
night. He also noticed bugs on 
his wall, said Carl Patterson, 
assistant dean of men. 

Talge Hall staff reacted 
quickly to the reports and im- 
mediately called Terminex. 
They also evacuated resi- 
dents of the infested rooms, 
removed the mattresses and 
gave money to each evacuee to 
clean liis laundr>'. 

Only one room was infest- 
ed, but because bed bugs can 
tunnle through walls and ceil- 
ings the rooms on either side 
and the three rooms below 
were also evacuated. 

*^e weren't taking any 
chances," said Dwight Magers, 
Talge Hall dean of men. "Bed 
bugs are a nas^ thing." 

According to the Centers 
for Disease Control and Pre- 
vention, bed bug infestations 
are common around the world 
and difficult to prevent. Infes- 
tation is more likely to occur 
in locations that are unsani- 
tarj' or where there is severe 
crowding. 

According to their Web site, 



INDEX 1 


LIFESTYLES 




OPINION 






News 


2-4 


^^^■H 




Your World 


5 








I^H 




Opinion 
Lifestyles 
Religion 
Sports 
Campus Chatter 


6 

7 

a 
9 
10 




For a look at the 
terrific, eccentric 
and horrific holiday 
albums, see page 7. 




" 


To read about South- 
em students who 
saw the Dalai Lama 
in Atlanta, check out 
page 9- 


Classifieds 


11 






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Cartoons 


12 






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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 




Campus renovations take time 



Ooltewah exit reconfigured 



Over Thanksgiving break. 
Southern students probably 
experienced the frustration of 
heavj' traffic, but the holiday 
season isn't likely to be the 
only time they isiU encounter 
it. For the next three years, 
Southern students and faculty 
«t11 face road construction and 
closures in the Ooltewah area. 

The Tennessee .De^artinijrjt 
of Transportation CriK)T) has 
started a project to widen I-75 
around the Ooltewah exit. The 
project will hav'e lanes closed 
until it is complete in Decem- 
ber of 2010, said Ken Flynn, 
regional construction manager 
forTDOT, 

The expansion will also af- 
fect Old Lee Highway and 
Hunter Road because the new 
lanes vWU ox-erlap the exist- 
ing roads. Because Old Lee 



Highway will be relocated, 
the bridge crossing Wolftever 
Creek will also be moved and 
a wider bridge constructed, 
Fl>'nn said. 

The changes should make 
getting on and off of the Oo- 
ltewah exit easier, FIjTin said. 

One facultj' member, Scott 
Komblura, director of develop- 
ment for WSMC Radio agreed. 

"My job brings me down- 
town all the time, it will defi 
nilely take time off the 
mute," Komblum said. 

However, some Chattanoo- 
ga residents feel like road con- 
struction tends to be lengthy 
and inconvenient. 

"Whenever there's con- 
struction it takes forever," 
said Kimmie McCiilIough, a 
sophomore biologv' major and 
lifetime resident of the Chat- 



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complete, causing students to 
wonder why they aren't com- 
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T thought that renovations 
would go a lot quicker in Brock 
and Wright hall," said Lsaac 
James, a senior graphic design 
major. "It seems like tliey look 
too many projects on at once. " 

Renovations for about 1.2 
million square feet of cam- 
pus buildings are handled in- 
house, said Mart)' Hamilton, 
associate vice president for 
financial administration. 

Currently, major renova- 
tions are going on in Wood 
Hall and Wright Hall, in addi- 
tion to many other renovation 
and maintenance jobs, Hamil- 

Christina Liem, a junior vo- 
cal performance major, is frus- 
trated by the renovations. 

Tm a vocalist," Liem said. 
"When the/re repainting, it's 
ver>' hard to walk through and 
feel okay, since anything that 
goes into our [vocalists! bod- 

The conflict with students' 
practice time is one reason 
why the renox'ations in Wood 
Hall have not been completed 
as quickly as expected, said 
Scott Ball, dean of the School 




of Music. 

"It'shardtopaintandripup 
carpet when people are having 
voice lessons," Ball said. 

Because of disruption to 
classes, many renovations are 
scheduled for the summer, 
delaying the process further, 
said Randy Craveo, graphic 
design professor. Renovations 
are also dela)'ed because there 
are many projects happening 
at the same time. 

"In an ideal world, it'd be 
better to have all the crews 
focus on one job, but because 
needs are spread out all over 
campus, that can't happen," 
Craven said. 

There are many aspects to a 
renovation, Hamilton said. 

"It's just not a snap your fin- 



gers and get this done [kind of 
project]," Hamilton said. "Our 
priorities are based on proj- 
ects that afiect students, staff, 
professors. We have to weigh 
what's at risk." 

This means installmg the 
smoke system in Thatcher 
South and renovating class- 
rooms are higher priorities 
than cosmetic updates, Ham- 
ilton said. 

While some students don't 
know why renovations are tak- 
ing so long, others und^rstdiid 
the process. 

"I come from up north- 
There are two seasons: con- 
struction and winter," Raz 
Catarama, a senior public rela- 
tions major said. "For me, it's 
just business as usual." 



Student reaction mixed for SA events 



Students at Southern have 
a variet)' of opinions regarding 
Student Association events 
this year. 

A recent non-scientific sur- 
vey of 100 students sought to 
determine student opinions 
and a rough estimate for at- 
tendance at events this year. 

The survey showed that 
more than half of the students 
surveyed have attended at 
least one SA event so far this 

Fifty-seven percent re- 
sponded thatthey have attend- 
ed at least one event, while 43 
percent have not attended any 
SA events this year. 

Scott Kabel, this year's SA 
social vice president, has been 
working to put a twist on the 



traditional and do things in a 
new way. 

Kabel changed the Joker 
release event this year caus- 
ing some controversy among 
students. The Joker release 
has traditionally been a part)', 
but this year's event worked to 
raise communit)' and global 

Fifty-five percent of respon- 
dents said that they didn't have 
an opinion or didn't care ei- 
ther wa)' about Kabel's ideas to 
change some aspects of events 
this year. Thirty-two percent 
responded that they thought 
it was time for a change, and 
8 percent said that the events 
should stay the same. Five 
percent of those surveyed did 
not provide a response. 

Some students agree with 
Kabel's goals; they simply 



think that there might be a 
better way of accomplishing 

"I'm glad that someone in 
student leadership is taking a 
position on global affairs and 
issues and is raising student 
awareness of these things," 
said Mariesa Swisher, a soph- 
omore social work maj^or. , 

But perhaps a new position 
should be made in SA to pro- 
mote this t)pe of awareness, 
separate from the office of so- 
cial vice president, she said. 

Other students agreed, say- 
ing what Kabel is doing is a 
good thing, but also wonder 
if it might be gone about from 
another angle. 

But what do students think 
of this year's events in com- 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 



Cafe halts student bulk buying 



Brittany Russell 

Students with lots of money 
left on their meal plan may 
want to start bujing cafeteria 
food items in bulk now instead 
of waiting until the end of the 
semester. 

A new system has been 
implemented for bulk buying 
this semester. It will not allow 
students to wait until the last 
minute to drain their accounts. 
This neiv system requires -that 
students buy their cases of wa- 
ter or food during the semes- 
ter, instead of at the end. 

The cafeteria had trouble 
managing their inventor)' last 
year due to the large number 
of iate-semesler buyers who 
bought Targe quantities, of 
food, said Jen Pe\vse\-, food 
it director. 
r I had so much' 



money left over that I bought 
tons of candy. I didn't keep 
track of my minimum, so b\^ 
December I wasn't even close 
to using up all my money," 
said Ashley Wehtje, a sopho- 
more biologj' major. 

That won't be happening 
this year, however, Pewsey 
said. Food items can still be 
bought in bulk, but when it 
comes to the end of the semesr 
ter, the cafeteria will only sell 

"At the end of first semester 
last year, we had not a single 
case of water left, the soda 
was cleaned out, and only t^vo 
boxes of candy were left over. 
It -^vas hard to keep enough 
inventon,-," Pewsey said. "We 
didn't know if we would have 
enough veggie meat to last for 
the next 
only order it ( 




Students at risk 
for infections 



Chris Vital and Rogeiio Pulido collet 
in the cafeteria Wednesday 

This year, however, she en- 
courages students to start buy- 
ing now. If students wait until 
the last minute, they may not 
be able to buy what they need 
to drain their accounts. 

"If you've kept up with >'our 
minimum, you should be ok," 
Pewsey said. 

Unfortunately, most stu- 
dents don't know about this 
new policy, and ma\' find out 



once it's too late. The only 
things indicating the change 
are signs above the cash regis- 
ters in the cafeteria. 

"If you have a lot of money 
left on your card, you could 
start bujing food for the do- 
nation bins in the cafeteria," 
Pe\\sey said. "Or you could 
bring your family to Sabbath 
dinner, or buy luncH for ail of 
vour friends." 



Computer concepts class made more student friendly 



In response to student com- 
plaint^,_.t^,e., .Computer. , Con^ 
cepts class is being revamped 
and adjusted. 

During the past few years, 
many students have voiced 
frustration with Computer 
Concepts, the required com- 
puting class for all students., 

"One of the major issues 
with the class is that all the 
assignments are due online," 
said Dr. Tim Korson, professor 
of computing, "and it is very 
easy for students to forget the 
deadline until it is too late." 

Because of the increased 
number of faUing or strug- 
gling students, Korson and 



others have been working on 
a plan to make sure students 
are able to pass the class and 
. complete their general educa- 
tion requirement. 

"We are changing the class 
so that everj' student must sign 
up for and attend a scheduled 
help session," Korson said. 
"We are [also] doing away with 
theuseofCoursePort, theWeb 
site pro\ided by the textbook 
publisher. CoursePort had too 
many bugs and was frustrat- 
ing to students." 

Meagan Davis, a freshman 
mass communications major, 
said she became very frustrat- 
ed with the class. 

"I often foi^ot about the as- 
signments since they were all 



Dr. Korson said having a 
required in-class lab time for 
I all the. sessions will help all^ 
. \iate this issue- Another axea 
that will be corrected is mak- 
ing sure students have a solid 
foundation in what they are 
stud>ing. The lab assistants 
uill identify problems that 
students are ha%ing and will 
be able to help them correct 
errors they are making eariy in 
the semester. 

Korson also said there is no 
way to keep the class entirely 
online. 

"We have come to the con- 
clusion that there is no way to 
solve these frustrations and 
continue to offer class in the 



way it is being currently done," 
Korson said. 

The department's intent 
is to remove, frustrations and 
] make Computer Concepts a 
positive educational experi- 
ence for students. 

Keith Ingram, a junior Re- 
ligion major, works as a lab 
assistant for the course. He's 
encouraged by the ways that 
the course is being revamped. 

"With the changes to the 
test, students will be see- 
ing the question format over 
and over again," Ingram said. 
"This will help them at the end 
of the semester, because the 
material will be more familiar 
to them and there won't be any 
surprises on the final exam." 



Turnitin.com prevents plagerism but frustrates some 



After three years of use; at 
Southern, the plagiarism tool 
Tumitin.com elicits mixed 
feelings. 

Dr. Volker Henning, associ- 
ate \ice president for academic 
administration, said the service 
costs about $3,000 per year, 
and is renewed each school 
year. From its use alone, about 
hvo or three plagiarism cases 
have been uncovered in the 
last year. Henning said that in 
a day and age \vhere if s easy 



to copy and paste from the 
Internet, it is a tool that helps 
students write papers that are 
appropriately cited. 

"Nobody was looking for 
a 'gotcha' tool, that's not the 
purpose of it," Henning said. 
"It's something that's designed 
to assist students and facult>' 
in the writing process and to 
make it the best that it can 
possibly be." 

The Web site assists profes- 
sors in checking the originality 
of a student's work However, 
some students feel the Web 



site is hard to use or don't feel 
comfortable using it. 

Joel Kurtz, a senior history 
major, has felt ft-ustrated with 
the Web site. 

"I don't think it is right that 
Tumitin.com is making money 
on my intellectual property,"^ 
Kurtz said. "I understand [pla- 
giarism] is important and that 
it's a big issue, but I'm worried 
that they're disregarding the 
student's rights." 

Kurtz said he wishes the 
school would adopt a policy 
that would require students to 



I multiple drafts during 
the writing process. 

Sarah Hayhoe, a senior Eng- 
lish and international stud- 
ies major, said the Web site is 
user friendly, but it makes her 

"I think ifs a good idea be- 
cause I know that plagiarism is 
a problem," Hayhoe said. "It's 
important for professors to 
maintain the integrity of their 
department, but I wish I un- 
derstood how it safeguarded 

seeTURNITIN, PAaF4 



LaUR/\ AS/\FI 



Southern students should 
be aware of another sickness 
this season besides the flu. 
Staph infections are easUy 
spread in places where many 
people live in close quarters, 
just like the annual flu. 

"We ha\'e had four or five 
MRSA [a t>'pe of staph] cases 
treated at the Health Center," 
said Carmen Plott, nurse prac- 
titioner. "This is normal for a 
population of this size." 

Unlike the recent cases of 
students in New York and 
Virginia d>'ing from MRSA in- 
fections, none of the cases at 
Southern were life threaten- 
ing, Plott said. 

According to the Centers for 
Disease Control (CDC);'stat)h 
is a bacteria' dortimonly cai--^'' 
ried on the skin or in the nose 
of healthy people. MRSA is a 
t>T>e of staph that is resistant 
to antibiotics such as penicil- 
lin. Although MRSA most fre- 
quently occurs in healthcare 
facilities, it carl alsd be found' 
indbwws-atid^jfrte.-"'"-''^ "•' 
Skin infections that look 
like boils are a sign of staph in- 
fection, Plott said. Treatment 
lasts 7-10 days and includes 
draining the boils, covering 
with ointment and taking an 
oral antibiotic. 

MRSA is spread by skin- 
to-skin contact, contaminated 
items, crowded living condi- 
tions, and poor hygiene, ac- 
cording to die CDC Web site. 

"Basic vvashing of hands 
cannot be underrated," Plott 
said. "In the dorm, don't share 
razors or towels." 

Junior social work major 
Jodi-Ann Kentish said she's 
wary of germs in the dorms, 
especially when it comes to the 
kitchen and bathroom. 

"I don't lend things out and 
don't use people's stuff," said 
Kentish. "I try to keep shower 
things in ray room and I Lysol 
everything." 

Other students are not as 
worried about getting sick 
from dorm living. 

"I'm pretty resilient to get- 
ting sick," said Benji Weigand, 
a senior computer systems ad- 
ministration major. "I try to 
exercise and make sure I sleep 
seven or eight hours each 



4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 

Christmas 

Continued from Pg. i 



Christmas on the Promenade, 
and I didn't really know what 
to expect mth the food," Shoe- 
maker said. The doughnuts 
are great though— this is my 
second round of them." 

In contrast to last year's 
event, this year featured Santa 
Claus outside Herin Hall to re- 
ally get people into the spirit 
of Christmas, Ball said. 

Freshman education ma- 
jor Erica Johnson said she 
felt that Santa added to the 
Christmas experience and 
liked the idea of putting him 
in the event this year. 

"I iiked Santa," Johnson 
said. "He is so cute and I felt 
that he is someone who re- 
ally makes Christmas. It was 
a good idea to have him here." 

Although food and music 
are a big part of the event, the 
real highlight and center of 
Christmas on the Promenade 
was the lighting of the tree 
in front of Wright Hall, Ball 

t of gift to 



Theti 



the 






to fcickoff the hotidai'Season,"' 
Shultz said. 

Among all the excitement of 
Christmas on the Promenade, 
the true meaning of Christmas 
should never be forgotten, 
Shultz said. 

"Christmas on the Prome- 
nade is p fun thing that South- 
em puts on, but we should 
ahraj-s remember that Christ- 
mas is about Christ and really 
nothing else." 



Atkins 

Continued from Pg. i 



soldiers would be deployed 
second, third and fourth times, 
creating the drastic need for 
counseling." 

Chris joined the army in 
2002 having been influenced 
by his father's struggle to re- 
adapt to life after sening in 
Vietnam. He saj's he empa- 
thizes «ith the daunting tasks 
soldiers face post-war: re-so- 
cialization, rehabilitation and 



"The -war is so internal- 
ized. We ^vant to surround our 
troops with all the resources 
they need to rao\*e forward," 
he says. "I am honored to be 
one of those soldiers to help 
others heal," 

As a member of the Combat 
Stress Unit on a 50,000-soI- 
dier joint-megabase, Chris ad- 
dresses issues such as combat 
stress, depression, suicidal and 
homicidal ideation, and sub- 



NEWS 

stance abuse among troops. 
And in the midst of the phj-si- 
cal and mental battlefields, he 
seeks stories of bravery and 
sacrifice through hardship 
and shares them on his blog, 
"Blessings from Baghdad." He 
also reminds his readers of an- 
other man who made a selfless 
sacrifice: Jesus. 

Miranda said she and their 
two daughters, Hannah and 
Grace, are coping despite the 
void of a husband and father 
at.home. They keep busy with 
activities, focus on the posi- 
tive, and sta>' in contact \\i\h 
Chris often through phone 
caUs, letters, and occasion- 
ally through instant messag- 
ing. Hannah, 8, is especially 
sensitive and tearful, but finds 
journaling helpful. Grace, 5, is 
more focused on "when daddy 
comes home." And Miranda, 
who is pregnant with their 
third child, says she could 
listen to his voice recorded in 
one of the girls Build-a-Bears, 
but there is no replacement for 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 2007 







the real thing. 

"IIo^v can a wife who loves 
her husband ever say that 
any cause is worth him being 
away?" she says. "Of course 
1 see the need for him there, 
and I am proud of the work he 
is doing. But I will never say 
I would rather him be there 
than here." 

During group prayer on 
Thanksgiving Day, his wife, 
two daughters and friends 



joined hands and prayed. They 
thanked God for the blessings 
he pours out daily, and then 
said a special prayer for the 
soldiers sening in Iraq and for 
their families, too, Tliey inti- 
mately understand the cycle of 
sacrifice the)' are a part of. 

To follow Chris's spiritual 
journey through Iraq, visit 
blessiiigsfrombaghdad.blog- 



Pastor 

Continued from Pg. 1 



Fellowship church in Atlanta, 
Ga. He wanted to reach out 
to the secular, un-churched 
people of the community-, so 
he switched the main worship 
service from Saturday to Sun- 
day mornings. 

Making the switch was 
frowned upon by the Geor- 
gia-Cumberland Conference 
and by some members of the 
church. After many meetings 
with the conference to work 
out the differences, Br>'an left 



denominational employment 
and New Communit>' Fellow- 
ship became an independent 

0\'er the past j'ear, how- 
e\er, Br^an felt a conxiction 
to return to the ministry of 
the Seventh-diay Adventist ■ 
church. 

"I felt an increasing prompt- 
ing from the Holy Spirit to re- 
connect with the Seventh-day 
Adventist ministrj'," Btyan 
said. The Seventh-day Ad- 
\-entist church is my spiritual 
family and I look fonvard to 
serving it once again," 

Nbcon feels that because 



of Bryan's past, there will he 
some church members who 
may be skeptical and shut him 
out, but- Nixon urges church 
members to welcome him with 

"I don't know the circum- 
stances of Pastor Br>'an's past, 
but I greatly respect Pastor 
Nixon and the Collegedale 
church, and if they believe in 
him, 1 do to," said Collegedale 
church member, May Pierson. 

Nixon sa\'s that even though 
Bryan ma>' have made a mis- 
take in the past, he deserves 
forgiveness like everyone else, 
and that he has many great 



qualities of a good pastor. 

"Pastor Br>'an has a heart 
for un-churched people and a 
love for the lost," Nixon said. 
"He is a spiritually gifted and 
committed person and has a 
desire to reach people for the 
kingdom of God. Lefs give 
him a chance." 

Brjan said he has learned 
from his experiences how to 
appreciate the gifts of Advent- 

"1 look fonvard to learning 
from the student body about 
our world, our God, and how 
our church can ipake a differ- 
ence for generations to come." 



Bugs 

Continued from Pg. 1 

"In North America, bed 
bugs ha\'e been \iewed as a 
condition that occurs in travel- 
ers returning from developing 



However, cases in the Unit- 
ed States, Canada and the 
United Kingdom ha\'e become 






I. The 



cause for this is speculated but 
still unknown. 

'I've been here for 15 years 
and I've never seen this in Tal- 
ge," Magers said. "I've learned 
you're pretty defenseless 
against this kind of thing, and 
it really has nothing to do with 



the cleanliness of a room. You 
could have picked it up travel- 
ing, by sitting in the same seat 
as someone who has them." 

Bed bugs are small and 
about the size of an apple- 
seed. They have been mistaken 
for small cockroaches or ticks. 
They feed off the blood of ani- 
mals and humans and have 
been known to carry diseases. 
Fecal stains, egg cases and 
shed skins in crevices on beds 
are common indicators of in- 
festation. 

While no current infesta- 
tions are suspected, a dean or 
RA should be contacted if one 
is spotted. 



TDOT 

Continued from Pg. 2 



tanooga area. "It seems like 
ever>' time we drive bj' there's 
orange cones out, but no one's 

To keep the project on 
schedule, TDOT is offering a 
$10,000 incentive for each day 
the contractor gets done early, 
with a cap of Sl.8 million, Os- 
borne said. She added that 
there is an equal disincentive 
if the contractors are late. 

Osborne said, "1 expect that 
the contractor will get done 
about sbc months early to take 
advantage of the fiill incen- 



Events 

Continued from Pg. 2 



parison with previous j^ears? 

Out of the 42 students who 
responded to the question, 
50 percent said they thought 
events were about the same 
this year as other years, 31 
percent thought that events in 
previous years were better, and 
19 percent said they thought 
this year's events were better 
than previous years. Around 
60 percent have not attended 
in previous >'ears, and were 
unable to provide an opinion. 



Turnitin 

Continued from Pg. 3 



our work as students." 

English professor Dr. Ra- 
chel Byrd requires her students 
touseTumitin.com. Byrd said 
the tool makes it easier for pro- 
fessors with large classes who 
do not have a drafting process 
and use similar topics from 
year to year. She said the site 
does not solve all plagiarism. 

"My purpose is to encourage 
students to use sources cor- 
rectly," Byrd said, "^e're not 
encouraging students to have 
a record of cheating." 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



your world 



Redskins safety Sean Tay- 
lor dies a day after being 
shot at his Florida home 
by intruder 

MIAMI CAP) I Pro Bowl safet>' 
Sean Taylor died Tuesday af- 
ter he was shot in his home by 
an apparent intruder, leaving 
the Washington Redskins in 
mourning for a teammate who 
seemed to have reordered his 
life since becoming a father. 

The 24-year-oId player died 
at Jackson Memorial Hospital, 
u-here he had been airlifted 
after the shooting early Mon- 

"It is \v1th deep regret that 
a young man had to come to 
his end so soon," father Pedro 
Taylor said in a statement on 
behalf of the family. "Many of 
his fans loved him because the 
way he played football. Many 
of his opponents feared him 
the way he approached the 
game. Others misunderstood 
him, many appreciated him 
and his family loved him," 

A string of mourners, in- 
cluding Ta>'lor's father, vis- 
ited the player's home and 
embraced outside. Authorities 
entered the home, but it was 
unclear what they were doing. 

NFL commissioner Roger 
Goodell said the league mil 
honor Taylor's memory at all 
games this weekend. 

Researcher at University 
of Florida and inventor of 
Gatorade dies at 80 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) 
I Dr. J. Robert Cade, who in- 
\ented the sports drink Gato- 
rade and launched a multibil- 
lion-dollar industry that the 
be\'erage continues to domi- 
nate, died Tuesday of kidney 
failure. He was So. 

His death was announced 
by the University of Florida, 
where he and other research- 
ers created Gatorade in 1965 
to help the school's football 
players replace carbohydrates 
and electrolytes lost through 
sweat while playing in s\vamp- 
like heat. 

"Today with his passing, the 
University of Florida lost a leg- 
end, lost one of its best friends 



and lost a creative genius," said 
Dr. Ed^vard Block, chairman 
of the department of medicine 
in the College of Medicine. 
"Losing any one of those is 
huge. When you lose all three 
in one person, it's something 
you cannot recoup." 

Iran claims it has another 
long-range missile also 
capable of reaching Israel 
and U.S. bases 

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) | Iran's 
military said Tuesday it has 
manufactured a new missile 
with a range of 1,200 miles 
capable of reaching Israel and 
U.S. bases across the Mideast, 
the official ne\\s agenc>' IRNA 
reported. 

The defense minister. Gen. 
Mostafa Mohammad Najjar, 
did not say whether Iran had 
test fired the Ashoma or had 
plans to do so, according to the 
IRNA report. The name means 
"the tenth day" in Farsi, a sa- 
cred reference among Shiite 
Muslims to the martjTdom of 
Islam's third imam. 

Iran already had reported 
improvements in a previous 
missile that Would give it the 
same range as the Ashoura, 
«nd Najjar did not elaborate 
about whether there are any 
differences betiiveen the two 
weapons. 

Analysts believe Iranian 
militar>' production has ben- 
efited from assistance from 
Russia, China and other coun- 
tries, but many of Iran's weap- 
ons development claims have 
not been independently veri- 



fied. 



5 de- 



Iran launched 
velopment program during its 
1980-88 war with Iraq to com- 
pensate for a U.S. weapons 
embargo imposed after the Is- 
lamic Revoludon. Since 1992, 
Iran has reportedly produced 
its own jets, torpedoes, radar- 
avoiding missiles, tanks and 
armored personnel carriers. 

Israelis, Palestinians agree 
on new negotiation plan 
for l^lestinian state 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) | Seal- 
ing their pledge with an awk- 



ward handshake, Israeli and 
Palestinian leaders resolved 
Tuesday to immediately re- 
start moribund peace talks. 
President Bush said he will 
devote himself to ending the 
six-decade conflict in the 14 
months he has left in office. 

Israeli Prime Minister 
Ehud Olmert and Palestinian 
President Mahmoud Abbas, 
troubled leaders «ith fragile 
mandates for peace, told in- 
ternational backers and skep- 
tical Arab neighbors that they 
are ready for hard bargaining 
toward an independent Pales- 
tinian homeland, a deal that 
has long eluded Mideast lead- 
ers and American presidents. 

The launch of the first di- 
rect peace talks in nearly sev- 
en years was the centerpiece 
of a 44-nation conference 
Bush convened amid lo^v ex- 
pectations in this pretty, his- 
toric waterfront city east of 
Washington. Reading glasses 
on his nose. Bush opened the 
one-day session by reading the 
just-completed text of a joint 
agreement that had taken 
weeks of contentious negoti- 
ating but set only the vaguest 
terms for the talks to come. 

■This is the beginning of 
the process, not the end of it," 
Bush said. 

The Uvo sides understand 
that they need a deal. Bush 
said, and that they need one 
another. 

The president and the 
Nobel Prize winner: Bush 
and Gore, together again 

WASHINGTON (AP) | Talk 
about an inconvenient truth. 

Al Gore finally won his place 
in the 0\'a] Office on Monday — 
right next to George W. Bush. 
Forever linked by the clos- 
est and craziest presidential 
race in history, the two men 
were reunited by, of all things. 
White House tradition. 

Gore was among the 2007 
Nobel Prize v\1nners who were 
imited in for a photo and some 
chatter with the president; 
Gore got the recognition for 
his work on global warming. 

The t^vo men stood next to 
other, sharing uncomfortable 




Washington Rcdskinsfootbatt head coach JqeGibb^,wplt; atQjiif fl}^ field 
during learn practice at Redskins Park^WiEdnesday.J^^v.^&tSpg^.in,.. 
Ashbuiti. Va. 77ie routine of practice felt anything biit normal far the Red- 
skins, who began preparationsfar their next game while mourning the 
teammate Sean Taylor. Taylor died Tuesday after he was shot at his Mi- 
ami home by an apparent intruder. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) 



grins for photographers and 
reporters, who were quickly 
ushered in and out. 

"Familiar faces," the former 
x-ice president said of the me- 
dia. Bush, still smiling, added 

The two also had a 40-min- 
ute meeting in the Oval Office, 
part of Bush's effort to show 
some outreach to his longtime 

Bush aides said it was pri- 
vate and would not comment 
on it. 

Oh, rats: Scientists want 
to wipe out rats on Alas- 
kan island and bring the 
birds back 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) 
1 More than 200 years ago, 
rats jumped ship for Rat Is- 
land. The muscular Norway 
rat climbed ashore on the rug- 
ged, uninhabited island in far 
southwestern Alaska in 1780 
after a rodent-infested Japa- 
nese ship ran aground. It was 
the first time rats had made it 



to Alaska. 

Since then. Rat Island, as 
the piece of rock was dubbed 
by a sea captain in the 1800s. 
has gone eerily silent. The 
sounds of birds are missing. 

That is because the rats 
feed on eggs, chicks and adult 
seabirds, which come to the 
mostly treeless island to nest 
on the ground or in crevices in 
the volcanic rock. 

"As far as bird life, it is a 
dead zone," said Steve Ebbert, 
a biologist at the Alaska Mari- 
time National Wildlife Refuge, 
whose 2,500 mostly uninhab- 
ited islands include the Aleu- 
tian chain, of «'hich Rat Island 

State and federal ^^^ldlife bi- 
ologists are gearing up for an 
assault on the rats of still-un- 
inhabited Rat Island, hoping 
to exterminate them with rat 
poison dropped from helicop- 
ters. If they succeed, the birds 
mil sing again on Rat Island. 
And it will be the third-largest 
island in the worid to be made 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



o pinion 



Opinion Editor 
anhpham@southern.edu 



Southern students see Dalai Lama in Atlanta 



Mar-iorie Ellenwood 

We were warned by a reli- 
gion professor not to go, that 
we might become demon-pos- 
sessed. We went any^vay. Se\'- 
eral compact cars packed full of 
damp students willing to bra\'e 
the rain and claustrophobia in 
order to see him— whether we 
were excused from our classes 
or not. The Dalai Laraa was 
worth it all, we reasoned. 

I did m>' research before 
going: the Dalai Lama is the 
leader of the Tibetan people 
and a Buddhist monk from the 
Vajra>'ana sect of Buddhism, 
he's belie^'ed to be a reincarna- 
tion of the magistrates, or La- 
mas, before him. He is known 
worldmde for hisspeeches and 
efforts towards peace, non- 
violence, and religious toler- 
ani^e,' as .well ashis continued 
labors for the Tibetan people. 
As a group, we were excited to 
see and hear the man who has 
been the recipient of so many 
honors and tides for peace, the 
Nobel Prize among them, and 
the one given just a few days 



before: the Congressional Gold 
Medal. That day, he was going 
to be given the title of Presi- 
dential Distinguished Profes- 
sor for Emory Universit>^ 

Once we got there, we set 
up our blankets and coats on 
the damp grass in front of the 
stage. Cher 10,000 attended— 
from hemp-wearing hippies to 
professionals with expensive 
umbrellas. 

The ceremonies began and 
I remember thinking that he 
looked nice such an ordinarj' 
person, a sweet, wrinkly, Asian 
grandfather. His eyes seemed 
to hold the sadness of the 
world, and yet, they sparkled 
with a sense of humor e\i- 
dent in his speaking s^ie. If I 
hadn't been sure that I would 
have been tackled by security 
people, I would've gone and 
hugged him. When he bowed 
to us and'spoke in his charm- 
ingl>' broken English, he was 
not especially profound or 
revolutionary, but he was sin- 
cere in his urgings for us to 
become a part of the "century 
of dialogue," of peace, of com- 



and communit)' 
with our fellow people all over 
the world. He used examples 
of animal life to illustrate how 
we are all capable of compas- 
sion, and emphasized that 
as human beings, 
capable of great 
things, and we n 
for ourselves how 



"We are ail t 



- terrible 

! will li%^e. 
," be said. 
1 parent- 



He gave advice 
ing, on education, and on the 
necessities of awareness and 
concern for the world around 
us. I was especially impressed 
by his humilitj', awed that this 
man, who has seen so many of 
his coimtrj'men tortured and 
killed, could be so giving, and 
without bitterness or malice. 

The other surprising ele- 
ment that afternoon was the 
lack of noise and stirring from 
the crowd. We were hushed 
and contentedly rev'erent for 
the man who has made such 
an impact on our century 
and world. As we left, all I 
could think of was the seren- 
it>^ he seemed to have spread 
over us all. As an Adventist, I 




heard nothing that day which 
offended or contradicted my 
beliefs. The Lama admitted 
that Christians have a com- 
pletely different philosophy 
from Buddhists, but he em- 
phasized that we practice the 
things, we ha^'e the 



talk about Buddhism, 



ivert I 



, but t 



speak on the universal need 
for peace and compassion- If 
that isn't an Adventist cause, I 
don't know what is. And sur- 
prisingly enough, none of us 
seem to have been demon- 



ideas of good and right ways to possessed. As Matthew Her- 

live and to treat others. If any- mann said later, grinning, "I'd 

thing, his message of religious definitely see the Dalai Lama 

toleration should ring true to again," adding facetiously, 

Ad\'entists, who have taught "although I might become de- 

these ideas since the begin- mon-possessed, it's a risk I'm 

ning of our church. He did not willing to take." 



Another parable: the merchant and the fruit salad 



Gallant ov\Tied a fruit 

One day, while sitting be- 
hind his fruit selling counter, 
he began to feel hungry. 

"I'm hungry," he said, "But I 
don't want to eat just an apple, 
just a peach, just a mango, just 
a.-.'ile trailed off in thought 
for a moment and then a smile 
hit his face like a lightning 
bolt. 

"I knovv; I'll make fruit sal- 
ad." 

So he set to work. 

He cleaned out one of his 
fruit selling bowls and found a 
knife. Then he \vent all around 
his stand finding the most 
beautiful pieces of fruit: a 
big, juicy peach, a cun'aceous 
pear, a fat mango, a handful of 
plump berries, and three crisp 
apples— for his largest crop 



that year had been apples. 

He chopped and sliced, 
stirred and mixed. And in the 
end sat before him the most 
perfect fruit salad. 

Just as Gallant was about 
to dip into his creation, a voice 
called out from below his de- 
scending spoon. 

"Hey," said the voice, "we 
peach slices don't like being 
all spread out like this; be- 
sides, we don't want to get lost 
in all your apples slices." 

Shocked, Gallant peered 
down into his bowl, and— sure 
enough— the peach slices were 
all scooting into a neat pile at 
the edge of the bowl. 

The pear slices decided that 
the peach slices were on to 
something and began to gath- 
er beside them. 

The mango chunks looked 
around, suddenly feeling con- 
spicuous and uncomfortable 



among the ever-more con- 
fused apple slices, and found a 
place near the peach and pear 

The berries, however, so 
few and small, were simply 
lost in the shuffle and decided 
to stay put and stay quiet. 

The apple slices, still some- 
what stunned, shrugged their 
fruitj' little shoulders and be- 
gan to move to the edge of the 
bowl as the other fruits had. 

At precisely that moment, 
a regular customer and sup- 
porter of Gallant's fruit stand 
ivalked bj' Gallant and his 
ne^^iy sorted fruit salad. 

In disbelief, the woman 
cried, "What? The apples can't 
gatlier to the edge of the bowl. 
Didn't you know that the great- 
greal-fruits of the apples mis- 
treated the greal-great-fruits 
of the peaches?" 

Gallant blinked twice. 



"No, Ma'am, I didn't know 
that." 

"Welt, shows how much you 
know...or don't. I saw it with 
my own eyes, and since then 
I've ne\'er let the apples pile at 
tlie edge of the bowl. Besides, 
can't you see the/re pretty 
much in a pile already?' 

Gallant blinked twice more. 

The woman stomped off, 
sajing over her shoulder as she 
went, "Mark my words: If you 
let those apples pile, you won't 
get a single customer unless of 
course they're onlj' here to bu\- 
your over-abundant apples." 

Gallant looked down at his 
bowl, stumped. 

"If I'd wanted to eat a pile of 
peach, pear, mango, or apples 
slices, I ivould have saved the 
trouble and just eaten a peach, 
a pear, a mango, or an apple. 
But I wanted a fruit salad.. .Bv 



the \vay, what happened to m\' 
berries?" 

Just as the question entered 
his mind, he heard the familiar 
ding of the mail bicycle bell. 

The mail man came over to 
greet Gallant, saw the bowl, 
dropped the letter on the 
counter, and sped off with 
great speed. 

Not even looking up to 
see the mail man go, Gallant 
picked up the letter, hoping 
for some good news. 

The letter was from his best 
friend Paul, also a fruit stand 
owner. He opened it and be- 
gan to read. 

"Dear Gal. I have some good 
news; Did you know that there 
is neither peach, nor pear, nor 
mango, nor berrj', nor apple, 
but they are all fruit in the eyes 
of the Great Fruit Farmer?" 

"Thank goodness," said 
Gallant, as he began to m 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 



ifestyles 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@soutliern .edu 



ChristiTjeis 
Tung§., 



flmazing Christmas Glassies yoa loov^ 




How the Grincli 



Frank Sinatra 



George Frederick 
Handel London 
Philliamionic 
Orchestra 



Christmas fllbums you Hmd To ChjZcR Out 




Sarah McLachlan 



Various Artists 



Tim Burton's The 
Niglamare Before 
Chrislmas (Sound- 
track) 

Various Artists 



Tizrribl^ Christmas fllbums you tiopiz To N^vizr tl(z;ar 




Christmas In The A Very 8-Bit 

Stars: Star Wars Christmas 

Christmas Album 



Christmas My Grown Up 

Collection: 20th Chrislmas List 
Century Masters 

Hanson Mariachi Divas 



.4 Rosie Christmas 



Rosie O'Donnell 



Feed tlie world 
one vocabulary 
word at a time 



In this holida>- season many 
people io\'e to ask for world 
peace and to sol\'e world hun- 
ger. Well, I can't do anything 
about the peace pari, but we 
can take part in sohing world 
hunger in as little as lO rain- 

Freerice.com is the solution. 
It started in October and was 
built to help the United Nation 
World Food Program, Anyone 
can play a \ital role in gi\Tng 
food to famished nations. 

The concept is simple. Go 
to freerice.com and answer 
vocabularj' questions. The 
word is. displaced at the, topi. 
and there will be Tour possible 
definitions below it. Drag the 
mouse down and click the right 
one. If you answer a question 
coiTecdy you just donated lo 
grains office to the United Na- 
tions World Food Program. It's 
that easy! Spend jo minutes a 
day and you have done some 



raaj'be you could even be con- 
sidered a missionary. 

There is a warning given to 
trespassers of freerice.com. 
They vmte, "This game may 
make you smarter. It may 
improve your speaking. v^Tit- 
ing, thinking, grades and job 
performance." Ifs a double 
whammy! You're growing your 
skills while contributing to the 
end of world hunger. 

The numbers are increas- 
ing. The first day of this Web 
site they generated 830 grains 
of rice for the United Nations 
World Food Program. No^v, if 
you look at their totals page 
vou will see on Hov. 27 alone 
they were able to donate 
187,906,380 grains office! We 
could make that even bigger. 

I come now with a plea 
Southern. Let's join forces and 
help stamp out terrible voeab- 
ularv'! And, I suppose, we can 
help a few people across the 



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



reli gion 

Enter Tudor's Biscuit World 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@southern.edu 



Maranatka Hay 
Reucioi 

Handal's Messiah played 
softly in the background as 
Maranatha and Amanda 
screamed down I-64 headed 
to DC for Thanksgiving week- 
end. Snovvflakes liglilly frost- 
ed ihebumt orange leaves still 
clinging to the trees. 

"Maybe we should slop and 
eat," Maranatha said. A red 
pickup flaunting a confeder- 
ate flag had just pulled off. It 
seemed like a good idea. 

"I saw a sign for Tudor's 
Biscuit World back there," 
Anianda said. 

"Tudors - like Mary Queen 
of Scots? Sounds classy!" Ma- 
ranatha, only basing been in 
West Virginia for 39 miles of 
her life, had no idea what it 
had to offer. She turned off 
the exit into the town of Hur- 

As they walked in to Tu- 
dor's Biscuit World, they saw 
the establishment's slogan 
"Start Your Day the Home- 
made Way!" 

They glanced up at the 
menu. The first thing Marana- 
tha noticed was that every- 
thing was under S3. Tlie first 
thing Amanda noticed was 
that she didn't recognize any- 
thing on the menu. 

"Should 1 get a Tootie or a 

Duke?" she asked Maranatha. 

"Are you sure you want to 

stay here?" Maranatha re- 



plied. The)' were still standing 
hesitandy by the door. 

"Are you read>?" barked 
the cashier. 

Maranatha moved a step 
closer. 

Another cashier came out. 
It was hard to tell them apart; 
they both had platinum blonde 
hair and bright pink lipstick. 
"Can I help you?" 

Thes're not ready yet," Ca- 
shier #1 said, rolling her eyes. 
It was true. It really 
shouldn't ha\e taken them 
long to decide. There weren't 
many choices: biscuits with 
bacon, biscuits with eggs, bis- 
cuits with bacon and eggs. 

"Does your gran' have meat 
in it?" Maranatha asked Ca- 
shier #1. That was a dumb 
question, 

"Alright, um, I'll have a bis- 
cuit with hash browns and a 
side of green beans," Marana- 
tha said. 

Amanda felt cornered. A 
family of three had just walked 
in behind her; she had to or- 
der now. Unfortunately, ev- 
erything with a creative name 
had meat in it 

They sat down and dis- 
covered that the dining area 
was shared by Gino's Pizza. 
"There's no toilet paper in the 
bathroom." Amanda's voice 
died awa>- as the waitress 
brought out Maranatha's or- 
der, dumping a small potato 
pattj', a biscuit, and a bowl 



of oily green beans sprinkled 
\%ith bacon on the table. "Wow, 
look how big these biscuits 
are!" Amanda said, trying to 
be positive. 

Amanda's food soon came. 
She took her potato hockey 
puck out of its paper and put 
it on the pile of napkins sitting 
on her tray. She folded one of 
the napkins o\'er to press out 
some of the oil. I've just got to 
eat it, she thought, watching 
Maranatha flick the bacon off 
her green beans. By that time, 
the grease had soaked through 
three layers of napkins. 

She looked back up at Ma- 
ranatha. "Hey, where did you 
get that jam on your biscuit?" 

"I stole it from that table 
over there," Maranatha said. 
"You could probably ask for 

"I don't think they like us 

They don't like you?" Ma- 
ranatha said. 

"Sh!" said Amanda, glanc- 
ing at the waitress hitting on a 
man wearing a West Virginia 
sweatshirt underneath his 
overalls. Amanda nervously 
dipped her dry biscuit in the 
leftover ketchup. 

With one last \\ipe of the 
napkin, they got up to leave. 
Amanda noticed a few guys 
who looked like they could 
be in college too. One of them 
walked up to Cashier #1. 
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B, but when I took a bite, I enough. 

tasted potato," he said in a We need to take the time to 

thick Southern drawl. make something quality eveiy- 

"I need a Duke, not a Mar,- morning. That means getting 

B!" the cashier called over her up early to do more than flip 

shoulder into the kitchen. open our Bibles and read a 

Tudor's Biscuit World. Nev- i-erse or two or say an extra- 



er heard of it? Well there's one 
at every exit in West Virginia. 
And thej' have a good idea 
- starting your day the home- 
made way - but the product 



long prayer in the shosver. 

God's word is hearty enough 
to get you through the day- 
without leaving you feeling 
spiritually bloated and greasy. 



you, shredding the potatoes 
and cooking the green beans; 
in other words. He doesn't like 
Tudor's Biscuit World either. 
The young lions lack and 
bad food, but if suffer hunger; But those who 
we want to keep our spiritual seek the Lord shall not lack 
bodies in good shape, it's not any good thing (Psalm 34:10). 



doesn't live up to the slogan. God wants to spend tir 
Often at Southern, we're will- 
ing to settle for the same. 
We eat a lot of food sensed 
up restaurant sl^'le: vespers, 
worships, and prayer before 



Who is Jesus to you? 



Last Wednesday evening, 
I was working on journal en- 
tries for my tfew Testament 
qlass. I was a bit behind so I 
vips determined to catch up 
a&i maybe even get ahead. I 
^§s reading I Peter chapter 1, 
f^ing notes as I read along. 
/: 1 came to verses 18-19, "For 
^^ know that it was not with 
Perishable things such as sil- 

deemed from the empty was 
of life handed .down to you 



from your forefathers, but 
with the precious blood of 
Christ, a lamb \vithout blem- 
ish or defect." I made a note- 
"bought not with perishables, 
but with blood" and started to 

Then I stopped. Was I 
e\'en thinking about what I 
was reading? "The precious 
blood," 1 read it again. What 
do I call precious? I do not use 
that word every day. If I de- 
scribe something as precious, 
it means something signih- 
cant to me. It evokes heartfelt 



My brother is pre- 
cious to me. That baby is pre- 
cious. "The precious blood of 
Christ." 

I thought of Peter writing 
these words. He could look 
back on his experience and 
remember walking with his 
Lord. Indeed, his heart must 
have been moved and full 
when he wrote those words. 
How could I ha\e just brushed 
o\'er them? How could my 
heart not be moved? Is not 
Jesus' blood precious to me 
as well? Oh how 1 wish I could 
reach back in time and take 
Peter's emotion and plant it in 
my heart. 



How could I flippantly read 
such powerfiil, significant 
words? Being in such a setting 
as Southern and being a reli- 
gion major, there is a danger 
that the Bible can become aca- 

What a fearful thought that 
is. 1 became almost angry with 
myself and I no longer cared 
about my journal entries. I 
closed the file, left the room 
and grabbed mj' Desire of 
Ages. I turned to the chapter 
on Calvary', curled up on the 
couch and prayerfully read for 
a good 40 minutes or so. 

Ellen White is right; it 
would do us a tremendous 



service to ponder the life and 
death of Christ for at least an 
hour each day. What a power- 
ful scene Calvary must have 
been. What agony Jesus went 
through. For me. My Sa\ior. 

That evening certainly did 
me good. I needed a heart | 
check. My heart had to be 
softened. My focus had been 
entirely off. It's good to stop, 
think, and consider.... what 
does this mean to me? Does 
the Gospel still move your 
heart? If for a second you are 
not sure, examine your heart. 
Who is Jesus to you? 

He's my Savior. Is He 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



This year's Patriots are greats but not best ever 



The Eagles made it in- 
teresting for NFL fans this 
week. They put up a challenge 
against tlie Patriots in a game 
that really came down to the 
final seconds. But in the end, 
the Patriots came out on top. 

E^erj'one saj's that the true 
mark of a great team is not 
blowing out your opponent, 
but being able to \«n the close 
games. So far this year, they've 
been able to do just that. They 
o\'ercame a lo-point deficit 
in the 4th quarter to beat the 
Colts 24-20 earlier this j'ear, 
and were able to fight off A.J. 
Feeley and those peskj- Birds 
to stay undefeated. Any time 
a team goes this long into the 
season without losing, the 
question arises: is this the 
best team ever? Anyone ^vho 
has ^^'atched any sports cover- 
age recenfly on ESPN or Fox 
SportsNet knows that this 
question has come up. 

I am here to answer that 
questioQ. I wiU answer it with 



a no. Yes, the Patriots are 
good. Scary good. There is re- 
ally no competition for them 
in the league right now other 
than the Colts and maybe the 
Steelers. There is no doubt 
they are this decade's dj^nast}- 
in football in much the same 
way that the Cowboys were in 
the '90s, the 49ers were in the 
'8as, the Steelers were in the 
'70s and the Packers were in 
the '60s. But when you com- 
pare them with those former 
teams and players, they aren't 
the best ever. 

I wonder how the Patriots 
defense would be able to stop 
the Cowbo\"s offense of Aik- 
man, Irvin, and Smith. Not 
to mention their supporting 
crew of Darryl "Mouse" John- 
ston, Jay Novichek and their 
amazing offensive line. Or 
could they match up with the 
San Francisco team in the late 
'80s? I won't even ask if they 
could stop the lethal combi- 
nation of Montana to Rice, 
(no one could) but could they 
contain them? Asante Samuel 



and Rodney Harrison are great 
players in the Patriots second- 
ary- but how would they match 
up against Jern- Rice, John 
Taylor, and Roger Craig? Yes, 
they've pla>-ed and beaten Pey- 
ton Manning and Marvin Har- 
rison, but Montana and Rice 
are on another level. 

But what about the Patriots 
offense? No one has been able 
to stop Brady this year. He 
just has too many weapons. 
Some teams haven't even been 
able to keep the Pats under 50 
points. But ho^v would they do 
against the "Steel Curtain" de- 
fense of the Steelers in the '70s. 
With Joe Greene, Jack Ham 
and Jack Lambert coming af- 
ter Brady, he'd have a lot less 
time to find Moss or Welker. 

The Patriots are a great 
team and they may go 16-0. 
That would make for a better 
case as the best team e\'er, but 
right now, I just don' 
thej' could quite 
match up against 
the great teams 
of old. 




New England Patriots' Tedy Bnischi, left, celebrates 

ante Samuel and Samuel scored a touchdown on an interception in the first 

quarter of their NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sun- 






Top 1 team names 



A lot goes into naming a team. Good 
names are catchy, inspired and intimi- 
dating. Thoughts of domination and glo- 
rj' need to be one and the same with the 
team's name, I will be judging on three 
factors- First and foremost is creativity- 
Tigers or Bears won't cut iL Second is 
intimidation; the key here is to immedi- 
aleh- strike fear in the heart of the oppo- 
nent. The last and most important factor 
is humor. 

lo. Spiking Sprouts - Although not 
ver>' intimidating, spiking sprouts is 
quirkj' and oh so loveable. 

9"- Maskentenians - A rather esoteric 
name that I may never know the mean- 
ing of. But the mysteriousness rouses 
many emotions, mostly good. 

8. Sweater Puppets - A little bit ran- 
dom...but boy, I like puppets! 

7. Room Service - Any team that can 
spike volleyballs and make my bed after- 
ward is okay by me. 



6. Mustard On You - A classic mar- 
riage of good old-fashioned hamburger 
memories and rebellious SAU condi- 
ments. ROCK ON! 

5. Kablamo! - Onomatopoeia at 
Its finest. The Three Stooges would be 
proud to play on this team. 

4. Sign-up Bi - "Original", "Exqui- 
site", "Breathtaking", "Mind-boggling", 
"Groundbreaking"... "A masterpiece!" 

3. Itsy Bitsy Spikers - Extremely 
clever name that is based on my favorite 
bedtime lullaby. 

2. Dobbsers - Named after southern 
gentleman Cannon Dobbs, team Dobb- 
sers command respect with this elegant 

1. Autobots - Everybody's favor- 
ite group of transforming vehicles now 
have a volleyball team... Optimus Prime, 
Bumblebee, and Jazz are all here in their 
human form: Latina goddesses. 

Only if we had a team Decepricons... 
that would be a rivaliy! 




10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 2007 ■ 



challar 



SA Christmas I^rty 
This year's SA Christmas party 
will be on Sunday, December 
9 al 8:30 p.m. 

Community Service Day 
Community Service Day will 
be on Monday, lanuary 21. Plan 
to join your fellc 



Upcoming events calendar 



yingo 



ity! 



SIFE Event 

Would you like to know what 
the Biblfe'says about ;>oiir fi- 
nances? Would yba like to be 
able to help others learn how 
to maijage money God's way? 
Interested in a- small group 
setting? Mease contact MSndy 
Brady \ia email at,mandyb(5> 
southern.edu, or call 423-236- 
2651 for more information. 

Holiday Blend 

ThisSaturday night, December 
1, at 7 p.m. LAC, BCU, and the 
Asian Club ^\ill be sponsoring 
a Christmas party in lies P.E. ' 

pome enjoy the best time of 
your life! There will be drinks, 
refreshments, and games. 



WMm. 



And in the end, it's not the 
years in your life that count. 
It's tlie life in ■^our years. 



Friday^ November 30 
9 a.m.-i2 p.m. - MSN The- 
sis/Project Presentation. Her- 
in #105 

5:29 p.m. -Sunset 
8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 
Destiny Drama "Portraits of a 
Sa\ior" 

8 p.m. - Student Wellness 
Vespers, Thatcher Chapel, Dr. 
Neil Nedley 

After Vespers - Adoration 
Sponsored b\ Men's & Worn- 
ens Clubs, Dining Hall 
After Vespers - Hymn Sing, 
Talge Chapel 

Saturday, December. 1 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - CoUegedale 
Church Ser\-ice, John Nixon 

10 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m.- 9:60 a.m. - Sab- 
bath School, Fellowship Hall C 
10 a.m. - Student Wellness 



Church, Thatcher Chapel, Dr. 
Neil Nedley 

10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 
CA, Mike Fulbright 
10:15 a-ni. - Something Else 
Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South White Oak Room 
10:15 a.m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 
11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
Lynn Wood, Jackie James 
1:30-5 P-ra. - Cave Open, 
Student Park 

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp, 
Flagpole at Wright Hall 
3 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries, 
Wright Hall Steps 
3 p.m. - Student Wellness 
Presentation, Thatcher Cha- 
pel, Dr. Neil Nedley 
3:30 p.m. - Adventist Theo- 
logical Society Meeting, Lynn 
Wood Chapel, Jud Lake & 
Dermis Pettibone 



5-5:45 P-m- - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

5 p.m. - Evensong, Church, 
Festival of Lessons & Carols 
7 p.m. - Holiday Blend, lies 
P.E. Center 
8-11 p.m. - Student Center 

Sunday, December 2 

SAT Exams, L\Tin Wood 
12 p.m.-i a.m. - Late Nighjt- 
er, McKee Library (hot choco- 
late & tea will be ser\ed) 

Monday, December 3 

Deadline to finish incompletes 
and home study correspon- 
dence (December graduates) 
LSAT Exams, Lynn Wood 
9 a.m.-5 P-m. - Begin Pur- 
chasing 2nd Semester Text- 
books, Campus Shop 
3:30 p.m. - Undergraduate 
Council 



Tuesday, December 4 

6 p.m. - Tornado Siren Test 
7:30 p.m. - Christmas Mem- 
ories: Tom Key, Ackerman Au- 
ditorium (Convocation Credit) I 
9 p.m. - Podcast: Devotional | 
Discussion, Student Center 

Wednesday, December 5 

7 p.m. - S^,,5«nate,, White 
Oak Room 

Thursday, December 6 

11 a.m. - Convocation, lies | 

P.E. Center, Student Assoc! 

tion: TouTi Hall Meeting 

3:30 p.m. - Deans/Chai 

Advisory 

5 p.m. - Basketball Team I 

Meeting, iles P.E. Center 

7 p.m. - Modem Languages I 

Film Series, MilleKjtatyP''^ 



%entist Theological Society (Southeastern Chap- 
ter) will be held E)ecember 1 at 3:30 p.m. in Lynn 
.Wood Hall. '-''^ '^ 

The topic \nll be "Is the Great Controversy End- 
time Scenario ObsoteteV" Speakers will be Jud 
Lake and Dennis Pettibone. Norman Gull\ and Ed 
Reynolds will also be on the discussion panel. As 
usual-, there \yill be an opportunit.' for questions 
from the floor. 



Everyo 



s welcome to attend. 



Sarah De Azevedo, Merline Rucibwa, Alexandra 
Canizales, Margaret Moon, .lason Lang, Valerie 
Dry, Ryan Wellborn, Jonathan Bisselt, Tharea 
I^ynch, Ke\in Tang 



December 3 

Abraham Lincoln Maranatha Hay, Eduardo Comejo. Jeffrey Leader, 
Amanda Hamilton 



November 30 

Yesenia Tovar, Hilary Taube, 
Megan Elmendorf, Jessica 
Weaver, Heather Tonsberg, 
Nicole Ludihgton, Candice 
Frick 

DecemlKr 1 ' 

Dwight^ Colbum, Brandon 
Ringer, Joshua Walker, Jen- 
nifer Hernandez 



Deceinnber4 

Donovan Daxis, Edwin Davidson, GJiristie Aguirre, 
Jeremy Micheff, Anna Bandel, Jonathan Hargus, 
NaokoYonamine - , 

December 5 

Jason Maxie, Eugenie Louis-Pierre, Kitsten Wol- 



December-6 

Matthew Blair, Charity Matandiko, Ryan Fitzger- 
ald, Austin Cole 



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THURSDAY, DeCBMBEB 6, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 12 



Senior donates 
bone marrow 



Senior nursing major Jenny 
Blan^ got a call at the end of 
August from Carla Lewis, hei 

row don 




Blanz>" was 
a possible 
match to a 

lenny anzy stpgngg,-^ ^ 

50-year-old man with leuke- 

"Wai it hurt?" Blanzy 
asked. 

"Even if it does hmt, this 
man is dying," Lewis said. 

On Nov. 12 Blanzy went to 
Vanderbilt Universi^ Medi- 
cal Center in Nash\'ille, Tenn., 
for the bone marrow harvest. 
Even though the process ^^'as 
painful, Blanz>" said the expe- 
rience vvas eye-opening. 

"It was a really big deal for 
me because it was right around 
Thanksgi\'ing. This 50-year- 
old man could have Ijeen my 
dad. I thought, if I didn't do 
this, he could die. I've learned 
what it is to give something 



donor guidelines 

1) Between theagesof 1B-60 

2) In overall good health, 
meeting the registry's 
medical guidelines 

3) Committed to donate Co 
patients In need 

4) Familiar with the donation 
process 







New nursing building breaks ground 



After a delay due to negotia- 
tions, Southern celebrated the 
groundbreaking of the new 
nursing building Sunday and 
announced a strategic alliance 
with Florida Hospital. 

Named Florida Hospital 
Hall, the new building is a part 
of the renewed partnership 
between the two institutions, 
which have had ties for more 



than 70 years. 

"This project is a fentastic 
opportimity that benefits both 
our institutions," said Lars 
Houmann, president and CEO 
of Florida Hospital. "Southern 
has some of the best nurses in 
the world and we want to help 
\vitli a facilit>' to train them." 

Leaders from both organi- 
zations and the Collegedale 
government broke ground in 
the Jones parking lot bet^veen 
DanieUs and Miller halls. The 



presidents of Florida Hospital 
and Southern used jackham- 
mers while iS donors and 
supporters used shovels to of- 
ficially begin construction of 
the new building. 

As part of the alliance, Flor- 
ida Hospital will ha\'e special 
unprecedented recruiting op- 
portunities at SoutheiTi. The 
two organizations will also 
ha\e strategic meetings sever- 

SEENimSING,i'.\aK4 



Adventist school 
in food shortage 



Extreme food shortage has 
caused Solusi Uni\ersity in 
Zimbabwe to seek help from 
the North American Division 
and its institutions. 

Ad\entist-owned Solusi, 
located in the southern part 
of Zimbabwe, is experienc- 
ing such vast food shortage 
that many students and staff 
have gone over a week without 

Adventist News Network 
reported m a recent press re- 
lease that Solusi has -faced di- 
minishing food supphes since 
Februarj' of this year, along 
irith much of Zimbabwe. Con- 
tinuous drought has reached 
such severity that the universi- 
ty,' is threatening to send their 
3,200 students home. 

Manj' Adventist campuses 
have seized the opportunitj' 
to participate in this cause. 
Union College, Andrews Uni- 
versity and Loma Linda Uni- 
\ersity have joined the efforts 
raising money along with the 
La Sierra Adventist Church. 



Several from Southern serving in military in Iraq 



Social work and femily stud- 
ies Professor Chris Atkins, who 
was deployed to Baghdad in 
August with the Army Medical 
Corps., is one of several asso- 
ciated with Southern to serve 
in the military in Iraq. 



Vinita Sander, \'ice presi- 
dent of marketing and enroll- 
ment services at Southern 
and president of the Adventist 
Enrollment Services, cur- 
rentiy has a son serving in the 
Marines and Rebekah Bissell, 
parent communications coor- 
dinator, has a brother in the 
Army and a sister in the Ma- 



Vinita Sauder's son, Dusty 
Sauder, joined the Marines in 
October after attending South- 
ern for two years and will be 
serving in Iraq in AprD. 

Currendy stationed at the 
Marine base at TwenW-Nine 
Palms, Calif., Dus^ Sauder is 
serving in the headquarters 



for the engineering company 
of the 3"* Marine Division, Ms. 
Sauder said. 

"Dusty believes very strong- 
ly that it is his duty as a citizen 
to help protect America and 
he serves out of a passion to 
protect people's freedoms, in- 



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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007 



Multiple 
drama groups 
provide 
options for 
students 



Matchbox Ministries is a 
new drama group developed 
this year in addition to Destiny 
Drama. 

The group is a campus- 
based drama ministrj' at 
Southern led by Elena Acosta, 
junior English and ps>'chol- 
og>' major- The group has nine 
rotating members, mosl of 
whom are former members of 
Destiny. 

Katie Jacobs, junior reli- 
gious education major and di- 
reetorofDestiny, said although 
they uill miss the talent, losing 
the members wasn't all bad. 

"Destiny's program has 
changed drasticaUy this year 
and having a whole new group 
of people come in made that 




Jacobs emphasized there is 
no competition between the 
groups because they serve two 
purposes. 

"There are absolutely no 
hard feelings on either side 
because they're filling a differ- 
ent need than we are," Jacobs 
said. "I don't think that Des- 
tiny should have the comer on 
Christian drama on campus. 
Ministry is never a competi- 

While Destiny Drama fo- 
cuses more on touring vari- 
ous high schools. Matchbox 



Ministries is seeking to fill a 
campus need and cater to stu- 
dents who don't have a lot of 
time. With Destiny Drama, 
members make a year-long 
commitment, but Acosta said 
the commitment for Match- 
box Ministries is based on 
individual shows. This allows 
members who don't have a lot 
of time to participate without 
feeling pressured to work on 
eveo'show. 

The group Is not strictly 
drama based and also wants to 
try to include poetrj' and mu- 
sic into their performances. 

"A new thing that we're go- 
ing to do is put scripture on 
stage," Acosta said. 'Tliere's 
something about putting it 
[scripture] on stage that brings 
it to life, dramng them [the 
audience] in and making them 
think about it differently." 



Kristjna Benfield, a junior 
graphic design major and 
former member of Destiny 
Drama, is now a member of 
Matchbox Ministries. She said 
she joined the group because 
she thought it was a good op- 
portunitj' to reach a different 
audience. Benfield said work- 
ing with an older, college-age 
audience allows the group to 
present topics with less cen- 
sorship. 

"It's an amazing opportuni- 
t>' anytime you have a chance 
to take a talent that >'ou love 
and combine it with your love 
for God," Benfield said. 



ID cards at the VM 
popular with students 



a freshman alhed health major. 
"I usually go there about once 
ev^en' two weeks, and without 



It has been 

the Village Market started it 1 would probably just go 
letting students use their ID Wal-Mart." 
cards to buy food, and Office 
Manager Reda Bidwell said 
sales have increased. 

Because of the ID card 



Shocklev' said the only prob- 
lem so far has been students 
trying to use defaced cards. 

"We just want to protect stu- 



tem, the Village Market has dents from being stolen from," 
seen more stu- Shockley said. 



Prices are better, 
and their money 
can go furtiier. ^5' 

- Can' Shock-ley, VM 
Manager 



Stude 
on the meal 
plan have up to 
$200 to spend 

This plan was 
started to re- 
Ue\'e problems 
jding and lim- 



dents coming 
in and shop- 
ping as well as 
more students 
bu>ing their 
meals from 
the deli. 

"We have 
seen more student traffic since with i 
ID cards are being used," said ited eating hours at Southern's 
Gary Shockley, Village Market other eating establishments, 
manager. So far it has been verj- suc- 

This sy^em has been good cessful. 
for the VM, but it has been bet- Shockley said the purpose of 

ter for the students, Shockley the Village Market is to serv^e 
said. the students and the commu- 

"Prices are better, and their nity. They emploj- around 30 
money can go further," Shock- students and all the profits 
ley said. generated go direcdy back to 

Shockle>' said because of the university, 
the ID card system, the Village "We just 



Market can see how much each 
student is spending. This helps 
them to cater more to the stu- 
dents' needs. 

"The VM usualU' has what I 
need," said Allison Thomason, 



things easier for the students 
whether that means selling 
them groceries, or by helping 
to keep tuition down," Shock- 
lev said. 



Tuition rises again for 2008-09 year 



SOUTHERN sxS« ACCENT 



Tiic Siuiicnl Voice Since 



Benjamin Stitzer 



Southern's board members 
and Ad Council recently voted 
to raise tuition 4.9 percent for 
the upcoming school year, in- 
creasing the cost from 815,026 
to 815,820. 

"This covers the increase in 
pa>Toll costs, recruitment, bad 
debts, added staff, increase in 
utilities and the list is unfor- 
tunately almost endless," said 
Dale Bidwell, senior vice presi- 
dent for financial administra- 

According to financial re- 
cords, students attending 
Southern for the past four 
years hav'e witnessed a 20.1 
percent tuition increase, rais- 
ing tuition costs a total of 
82,096. 

"I think tuition raises are 
kind of necessarj' because the 
cost of living goes up," said 



Courtney Herod, a junior mass 
communication major. "Yeah, 
they are annojing to the stu- 
dents, but you have to take into 
consideration what it takes to 
run this place." 

Howev'er, students and par- 
ents should not be worried be- 
cause with a tuition hike often 
comes increased scholarships. 

"We do our best to be sen- 
sitive to the increased finan- 
cial burden to the students," 
Bidwell said. "We also tr>' to 
keep a balance between tuition 
income and the scholarships so 
that both receive an increase." 

"We will be putting a sig- 
nificant amount of money into 
enhancing our scholarship 
and grant program," said Marc 
Grund.v, associate vice presi- 
dent for Marketing and En- 
rollment Services- "We won't 
know specifically how much 
money will go into additional 



grants and scholarships until 
the next school year has start- 
ed, but it appears that as much 
as two-thirds of the increase in 
tuition could go to additional 
grants and scholarships." 

Despite costs rising each 
year. Southern's financial de- 
partment and advisers try to 
keep tuition costs as low as 
possible for students. 

''For all of what Southern 
offers, our tuition rate is sub- 
stantial!)' lower than what it 
actually costs to educate each 
student," Grundy said. "A stu- 
dent at Southern gets close to 
82 of value for each dollar they 
are charged for tuition." 

The goal of administration 
in setting tuition fees is to keep 
the cost as low as possible in- 
cluding the financial abilit>' of 
the student to paj," Bidwell 
said. The challenge is to be as 
fair as possible." 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007 



Alumni donations reach all-time high 



Unknown to many, alumni 
donations pay for 21 percent of 
even.' Southern student's edu- 
cation. Major projects around 
campus like the new nursing 
building and ivellness center 
are also supported primarily 
by aluraui. 

"The reality is that without 
the confidence, reputation and 
support that alumi participa- 
tion gi\'es, we would not ha\e 
today the resources or fund- 
ing," said Southern President 
Gordon Bietz. 

According to this year's 
President's Annual Report, 
alumni donations are at an all 
time high from three years ago, 
with 3,783 donors giving S4-4 
million in the 2006-07 school 
year. Currently 10 percent of 
alumni donate to the univer- 
sit}', but the administration is 
working to up the number to 
12 percent. 

Since Southern is a private 
university, it receives little 
government funding, making 
alumni donations even more 
important, said Chiistopher 



Carey, Southern's vice presi- 
dent for ad\^ancement, 

"We would not exist as we 
speak [without alumni sup- 
port]," Carey said. 

Current projects like the 
renovations in the student 
center, LvTin Wood Hall and 
the Campaign for Health and 



We would not 
exist as we speak 
[without alumni 
support]. 

- Christopher Carey, 
VPfor Adva 




Healing building projects have 
all been made possible this 
year through alumni gifts and 
other donors. 

The success of the $13 mil- 
lion Campaign for Health and 
Healing, which includes the 
Wellness Center and the new 
School of Nursing building, 
was sparked by initial dona- 
tions by Bill Hulsey, a South- 
em board member and former 
CoIIegedale mayor, and from 
Life Care Centers of America, 



Snplw, 



Carey said. To date, Sio rail- 
lion has been dedicated to- 
ward the S13 million goal for 
the Campaign for Health and 
Healing. 

This year, students working 
in the call center have raised 
more than $87,000 from more 
than 530 donors. 

Nursing students are ex- 
cited about the new building 
and relieved that the project is 
finally moung fonvard. 

"I think the school should 
have taken care of it a long 
time ago, but I'm happy that 
the alumni have decided to 



give back and help us %vith a 
new building," said Stephanie 
Sankey, a senior nursing ma- 
jor. 

School of Nursing profes- 
sors are optimistic about the 
possibility of expanded enroll- 
ment once the new building is 
in place. 

"What keeps enrollment [in 
the nursing program] limited 
is our lack of clinical space so 
I am delighted in the way the 
people ha\'e gotten behind 
this project," said Lorella 
Howard, fundamental nursing 



Persceptive on the news: Chavez loses 



The word 'NO' \vi\\ forever 
have a special meaning in 
my heart after Venezuelan 
President Hugo Cha^'ez lost 
the constitutional reform on 
Monday. 

The 'NO' option means 
yes to democracy, yes to 
freedom, and yes to change. 
Words cannot describe my 
joy over his loss. I was in 
suspense on Sunday with the 
constant •'\'otes are too close 
to call," phrase from the 

It was e\en worse for my 
brother who lives in Ven- 
ezuela. He recalls the vot- 
ing process being unusually 
organized, but when it ubs 
time for the National Elec- 
toral Counsel to release the 
results, they stalled until 1:32 
a.m. The opposition won 51- 



He says that even today, 
Chax-ists are still angr>- and 
blaming each other, whereas 
the opposition is calling ev- 

" Winning this 
referendum 
doesn't mean 
that Chavez 
will give up his 
power anytime 



eryone to peace and unity. 

Winning this referendum 
doesn't mean that Chavez 
will gi\'e up his power any- 
time soon (lei us hope), but it 
shows that e\'erv vote counts. 



It is important to empha- 
size that it was a sludent-lcd 
movement that made this 
referendum different from 
the others. The attacks on 
the private sector and the 
media (shutdown of TV sta- 
tion RCTV) were pa^^ing the 
\vay for defeat. But it was 
the proposal to incorporate 
socialist teachings into the 
entire educational system 
(including private schools) 
that made students protest 
against the government. 

I find it interesting how 
hundreds of students went 
to the streets, month after 
month, rallying, going to 
the media, and finally ^'oting 
against Chavez. But here at 
Southern, it is a struggle and 
a half to get students to regis- 
ter to vote for the primaries. 
Hardly anybody cares to 
question the candidate, the 
adrisors or what is the mo- 



tive behind a certain policy is. 
This kind of approach is what 
got Venezuela in trouble. 

Along came an idealist 
man promising power to the 
people, and eight years later, 
he changed the name, (lag, 
currency, and tookover major 
companies. There was more 
poverty, crime, and inflation, 
and there was even a plan to 
change the time zone! 

It is absurd, but e\'en 
worse is not doing anjthing 
about it. Voting makes a dif- 
ference everywhere, and the 
success in Venezuela should 
be inspiring to all of those 
\vho think their vote doesn't 
make a difference. 

Despite Venezuela's oil 
and natural resources, its 
third-world status remains. 
But defeating Chavez has cre- 
ated a possibilit>' for change 
as long as people continue 
fighting through their votes. 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 

Students play 
intramurals in 
record numbers 



Southern has the largest 
intramural program in the 
North American Diusion— 
more than half of the student 
body is involved, including 
fac.ult>' and staff, said Mike 
Boyd, intramural director. 

Southern does not get in- 
volved in any edemal com- 
petitive sports \\ith other in- 
stitutions, but they do offer 
seven different intramural 
sports not counting tourna- 
ments. These sports include 
basketball, football, soccer, 
floor hockey, golf, volleyball 
and dodgeball. 

"We focus more on our in- 
tramural program rather than 
being torn in two with varsity- 
sports," Boyd said. 

Because of the large size of 
Southern's program, students 
have the choice to participate 
in any activity they want. 

"As a shident I am person- 
ally satisfied and proud of 
the various activities offered 
here at Southern," said Paula 
Clarke, a junior elementar>' 
education major. "I can always 
find something to get involved 
in outside of my regular study 
program." 

"Intramurals is where it's 
at," said Philip Garver, dean 
and professor of physical edu- 
cation. "It is one of our major 
priorities to provide qualitTi^ 
recreational activities." 

"It's a way to stay active and 
test my skill level against oth- 
ers," said Brehon Davis, a se- 
nior biochemistry major. 

Southern views intramural 
sports as more tlian just play- 
ing games, states the physical 
education Web site. 



"We 






gomg 

to make God, our Creator, 
proud by recognizing that we 
are Tearfully and wonderfully 
made (Psalms 139:14),"' the 
Web site says. 

True education means more 
than the perusal of a certain 
course of study, according to 
the book Education. It is the 
harmonious development of 
the mental, physical and the 
spiritual faculties. 

Southern's intramural de- 
partment fosters and embrac- 
es this concept. 



4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 

Iraq 

Continued from Pg. i 



THURSDAY. DECEMBER 6, 2007 



eluding the freedom to 

ship as we please that ^^ 

jo>' here at home," Ms. Sauder Booney, also %vanting to make 

said, a difference 



make a difference and be a 
part of something good," Bis- 
sel! said- 

ShorUy after completing a 
year at Chattanooga State in 
2003, Bissell's sister, Esther 



Although she worries con- 
stantly, Ms. Sauder said she is 
proud of her son and his com- 
mitment - she displays a tradi- 
tional blue star, son-in-ser\'ice 
flag in her window in honor of 



Ms. Sauder alway: 
her son in her pray 

feels that stu- 

dents at South- 
ern can help ^Z- 
by praymg for 






well. 



"Dusty is al- 
r'ays apprecia- 



that r 



for 



''' My prayer life 
definitely gets 
more active, but 
I'm so proud of 
them and their ac- 
complishments. ^- 



joined the Marines. 

She is the safety manager 
and an aircraft mechanic for 
the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier 
in the Persian Gulf. 

"It's worrisome having a 
brother and sister in the Army 
and Marines." Bissell said. 
"My prayer life definitely gets 

more active, but 

I'm so proud of 
them and their 
accomplish- 

Although 
Southern is 
not currently 



praj-mg 
him," Ms. Sau- 
der said. "He 
says it helps so much." 

Like Dusty Sauder, Bissell's 
brother and sister share a 
commitment to their countrj'. 

After attending Collegedale 
Academ)' and working for a 



par' 






;ipating 

s seniog 
lid Rosa 



munity Church 
Ashley, the church secretar.-. 
The church provides con 
tact and postal mformation it 
their bulletin for two of theii 
Bissell's brother, John church members, Nathaniel 



Bonney, joined the Arnn' in 
October and currently serves 
south of Baghdad operating 
tanks, Bissell said. 

"My brother wa led to 



Oregon and Chris Atkins, who 
are serving in Iraq. 

This information is open 
for anyone who vvants to send 
care packages. 



Bone 

Continued from Pg. 1 



without expecting anything ii 
return,' Blanzy said. 



The 



give 



the 



bone raarrovv transfusion the 

morning after Blanzy donated, of sharing Ch 

Blanz>- will be able to know if of unselfishly 

the transfusion was successful 

ivithin a few weeks, and will be 

able to team 

identitj' within ay 



school of nursing dean. How 
ever, there is a need to increasi 
bone marrovv donation aware 
ness on campus, James said. 
"It's literally a gift of life ti 
someone who has no chance 
survival witliout it. It fiL<i in 
credibly well into our missio! 
of sharing Christ with other; 



Solusi 

Continued from Pg. 1 



regional headquarters in Bula- 
wayo, Zimbabwe. 

NAD Hope for Humanity 
and the General Conference Is 
supporting the cost of trans- 



told the ANN that it would 
only take $120,000 US dollars 
to sustain food supplies at the 
universitj' for a v-ear; a small 



Southern's Student Associa- 
tion collected an offering at 

Vespers this past week and and food which is expected to 
raised approximately Si, 






portetion for the donations where 



; here in America 
o privileged. 
Within the next sbc months 



which will mclude a check for 
S2,ooo from another donor. 

"Members of Amnest}' are 

committed to raising South- 

of ways we can 

Christian principles 

practice, Solusi i 



Larry Blackmer, officials at Solusi are making 

vice president of the NAD, long-term plans to buy irri- 

wants donors to be assured gation s>stenis and farming 

their money will go directly to equipment which will help fii- 



feed Solxisi students and staff. 
This past June, the Zimba- 
bwean government ordered 
prices to be cut in half to fight 



pie of that," said Raymond inflation. However, this dras- 

Thompson, a junior interna- tic cut has caused "panic buy- 

donal studies major and presi- ing" and has exhausted the 

dent of Southern's chapter of limited supplies left, similar to 

Amnestv' International. the problem faced in the US in 

The first collection of dona- 1999 vrith the Y2K emergency 

that arrived at the NAD "panic buying. 



ture problems like food short- 
age to be avoided. 

"I believe we are our broth- 
er's keeper no matter where 
they happen to live," said Gor- 
don Bietz, president of South- 
em. "We are so ver>" blessed at 
Southern it is important for us 
to share witli others." 

Fundraising is expected to 
continue until all needs have 



have been sent to the church's Solusi University officials been fulfilled. 



Nursing 

Continued from Pg. 



nov\" is crowded and not verv' quired practicum after two or 
comfortable," said Ana Pr- three semesters in the nursing 
eza, a senior nursing student program), James said. 



al times a year and South- 
ern's nursing program will be 
aligned to better match Florida 
Hospital's needs, said Christo 



who will be here to see Flori- 
da Hospital Hall completed. 
"We've needed a new building 



Florida Hospital will also 
provide housing for the stu- 
dents doing practicums at its 
fecihties and will offer loan 
forgiveness for bachelor's de- 



week at Southi 
pher Carey, \ ice president for Florida Hospital recruited 48 gree nursing graduates up 
advancement at Southern. registered nurses and nurse S25.000, James said. 

According to the ground- techs {students who do the re- 



breaking pro- 



.enng tc 

others in need," James said. 

There are tentative plans tc 

about his offer bone marrow testing ir 

r. February through Blood As' 



According to the National surance, said .Jaclynn Huse, 

MaiTow Donor Program's Web assistant professor of nursing, 

site, there are one thousand or A free bone marrow test, usu- 

more unrelated donations i>er ally costing S52, will be offered 

year, v\ith donations to rela- wiien you donate blood, Huse 

tives at least five times higher, said. 

Millions are on the bone Even if you join the bone 

marrow registrj'. However, marrow registrj', you are not 

there is alwa>'s a need for required to donate. However, 

more people to join, because for Blanzv', donating was the 

so many tissue tjTjes exist, ac- only option, 
cording to the Web site, "I didn't do anjlhing," Blan- 

Some facult>', staff, and zv said, "God gave me this so I 

students are already on the could give it to this man. I'm 

registry, said Barbara James, just the messenger girl." 



gram, the Center 
for Nursing Edu- 

completed in the 

with a total cost 
of 56.95 million. 
S5.8 milhon has 
been raised by 
the Committee 
of 100, corporate 
partners and in- 
dhiduals. 

Inanticipation 
of the expansion 
made possible 
by the new fa- 
cilitv'. which is 

the size of Herin 
Hall, admission 
to the nursing 
program was in- 
creased from 52 
students to 61 for 
Januarv'': 
said Barbara 
James, dean of 
the School of 
Nursing. 

Nursing stu- 
dents welcome 
the addition to 
campus. 

"Our nursing 
building right 




THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



your world 



Man accused of taking 
hostages in Sen. Clinton's 
NH office called manipu- 
lative, desperate 

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) | The 
man accused of taking hostag- 
es at a Hillary Rodham Clin- 
ton campaign office last week 
^v'atched impassively during 
his -video arraignment Mon- 
day as he ivas portrayed alter- 
natively as a sick man desper- 
ately seeking psj'chiatric help 
and a manipulative longtime 
criminal. 

The judge ordered Leeland 
Eisenberg held on 8500,000 
cash bail on six felonj' charg- 
es and ordered a psychiatric 
evaluation for him. 
"I think it's very, very impor- 
tant, to keep this man under 
lock and key for now until we 
get to the bottom of his mental 
health problems," Rochester 
District Court Judge Daniel 
Cappiello said. 

Prosecutor Janice Rundles 
asked for the high bail, say- 
ing Eisenberg, 46, has a long 
criminal record, including two 
rape convictions, and would 
be a threat to the public. 

She said he was sentenced 
to 10 years for rape in Worces- 
ter, Mass., in 1985 but appar- 
ently escaped the next year 
and committed another rape. 
He was sentenced to 11 to 20 
years for that, she said. 

Rain and wind slam North- 
west, knocking out power, 
blocking roads and strand- 
ing residents 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) | Hur- 
ricane-force winds and heavy 
rain battered the Northwest for 
a second day Monday, killing 
at least two people and leaving 
entire communities dark and 
isolated as the storms blocked 
roads wth trees, power lines, 
high u-ater and mud. 

Dozens of people strand- 
ed by flood waters required 
rescue as the second of two 
storms blew through, and Or- 
egon transportation officials 
warned drivers not to attempt 
passage through the Coast 
Range. 

"This storm is hitting the 



coast so hard, if s not lea\ing 
any road open," Transporta- 
tion Department spokeswom- 
an Christine Miles said. 

The first wave of severe 
weather in the Northwest, 
which hit Sunday, was ex- 
pected to reach the Upper 
Midwest with sno\v Tuesday, 
the National Weather Service 
said. That region had already 
been battered over the week- 
end by ice and snow before the 
storm bleiN' into the Northeast 
on Monday. 

The governors of Washing- 
ton and Oregon declared states 
of emergency, which will allow 
for easier aid to stricken corn- 



Think you're smarter than 
a 5th-grader? 5-year-old 
chimp beats college kids 
in computer game 

NEW YORK (AP) | Think 
you're smarter than a fifth- 
grader? How about a 5-year- 
old chimp? Japanese re- 
searchers pitted young chimps 
against human adults in tests 
of short-term memory, and 
overall, the chimps won. 

That challenges the belief of 
many people, including many 
scientists, that "humans are 
superior to chimpanzees in all 
cognitive functions," said re- 
searcher Tetsuro Matsuzawa 
of Kyoto University. 

"No one can imagine that 
chimpanzees — young chim- 
panzees at the age of 5 — have 
a better performance in a 
memorj' task than humans," 
he said in a statement. 

Matsuzawa, a pioneer in 
studying the mental abilities 
of chimps, said even he was 
surprised. He and colleague 
Sana Inoue report the results 
in Tuesday's issue of the jour- 
nal Current Biology. 

One memory test included 
three 5-year-old chimps who'd 
been taught the order of Ara- 
bic numerals 1 through g, and 
a dozen human volunteers. 

They saw nine numbers dis- 
played on a computer screen. 
When they touched the first 
number, the other eight turned 
into white squares. The test 
was to touch all these squares 



in the "order of the numbers 
that used to be there. 

Results showed that the 
chimps, while no more accu- 
rate than the people, could do 
this faster 

Accepting Iok gives 
Chavez democratic image 
as he persists in reforming 
Venezuela 

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) 
I In gracefully accepting his 
first electoral defeat, Hugo 
Chavez is casting himself as 
a true democrat and deflect- 
ing charges of despotism from 
Washington and critics at 

But the Venezuelan presi- 
dent is not pulling back from 
his sociaUst agenda, and his 
opponents — for now — have 
neither the cohesion nor the 
clout to stop him. 

Chavez narrowly lost a con- 
stitutional referendum Sun- 
day that would have enabled 
him to remain in power for life 
and drive changes throughout 
Venezuelan society. 

Some leaders might react to 
such a setback by toning down 
their rhetoric and adopting 
a more moderate approach 
to woo their citizens. Not 
Chavez. 

"I want you all to know I'm 
not mthdrawing a single com- 
ma of this proposal," a sober 
and introspective Chavez said 
early Monday as he conceded 
defeat. "1 will continue mak- 
ing this proposal to the Ven- 
ezuelan people. The proposal 
is still alive." 

Thousands attend funer- 
al for slain Redskins star 
Sean Taylor 1 week after 
fatal shooting 

MIAMI (AP) I Thousands 
filled a university arena for 
Sean Taylor's funeral Monday, 
with his coach praising his "ex- 
for life" and the NFL 
telling mourn- 
ers the Washington Redskins 
star "loved football and foot- 
hall loved him back." 

The funeral comes a week 
after Taylor was shot in his 
home and days after four men 




sidentHugoC 
n in Caracas, Dec s, 2007. Venezuelans u 
referendum, called by Chavez's government, on major 
onslitution, including removing presidential term limits 
■esidential powers. (AP Photo/ Fernando Uano) 



were charged with killing him 
during the robbeiy. A lawyer 
for one of the suspects con- 
firmed there was a fifth sus- 

Taylor's casket was sur- 
rounded by bouquets while a 
video display behind it showed 
Taylor from his days with the 
Redskins, Miami Hurricanes 
and high schooL 

Goodell said it had been a "sad 
week" for the league family. 

" It's times like this that all of 
us struggle to find meaning in 
life," Goodell told the mourn- 
ers. "The NFL was proud of 
Sean Taylor. He loved football 
and football loved him back. 
But more importantly, it was 
what he was as a man and what 
he was becoming as a man." 

Iraqi troops unearth mass 
grave containing the re- 
mains of 12 people, in- 
cluding paramedic 

BAGHDAD (AP) | Iraqi troops 
unearthed a mass grave with 
the remains of 12 people in- 
cluding a paramedic who dis- 
appeared more than a year 
ago, officials said Monday, the 
latest grisly discoverj' in a for- 
mer stronghold of al-Qaida in 

Morgue workers wearing 
masks to protect them from 



the stench of decomposing 
bodies dug through bags of 
bones and tattered clothes as 
they sought clues to the iden- 
tities of those killed. 

More than 100 bodies, in- 
cluding women and children, 
have turned up since October 
in the remote draert terrain 
surrounding Lake Tharthar, 
a man-made body of water 
straddling the predominantly 
Sunni prminces of Anbar and 
Salahuddin about 60 miles 
northwest of Baghdad. 

Most of the victims have 
no IDs, but officials have said 
they were likely abducted and 
murdered by al-Qaida in Iraq 
and other insurgents. 

The U.S. militai^' has 
claimed significant progress 
since last summer in forcing 
al-Qaida in Iraq out of Anbar 
province \%ith the help of Sun- 
ni tribal leaders and local offi- 
cials. Iraqis forces have taken 
advantage of these recent se- 
curity' gains to step up patrols 
in areas previously considered 

But Lake Tharthar, which 
used to be a resort area popu- 
lar with officials under Sadd- 
am Hussein's Sunni-dominat- 
ed regime, has remained one 
of the hardest areas to control. 
The discovered mass grave 
was located between the take 
and the Anbar city of Fallujah. 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



opinion Editor 
anhpham@southern.edu 



Mamed with children: Part II 



Anh Pham 

The day finally came when 
Mj' Fair Lady said the ^vords 
no college guy wants to hear 
from his best girl. 

"Honey, 1 missed my pe- 

Huh? What!? 

"1 think I'm pregnant." 

To which 1 responded: "No 
oooooooooooooooooooooooo 
ooooooooooooooooooooooo!" 

I paused, caught my breath 
and then; "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh- 
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhbh!" 

Stunned by My Fair La- 
dy's announcement, my eyes 
bulged, I doubled over and 
tried to breathe. I could feel 
freedom slipping awa)'. 

After almost three years of 
wedded bliss, the inevitable 
happened: My Fair Lady and I 
are fruitful and multiplying. 

Months earlier we had lost 
the only little one we thought 
we would e\'er have for the 
rest of my collegiate career: 
Kitty, our precious little tabby 

Although we loved our 
sweet Kitty, as mentioned in 
my previous column about 
her death [Oct. ii issue], she 
could be a selfish, gluttoDous 
brat. She would wait until we 
weren't looking before attack- 
ing our dinner plates, whine 
for whole wheat bread, and 
then demand our losing affec- 
tion after misbehaWng. 

Although Kitt>''s passing 
caused much sorrow, My Fair 
Lady and 1 got used to life 
without her. With Kitty's soul 
sleeping until the trumpet 
sounds and our Lord returns, 
we could take off on road trips 
or weekend getaways ^vithout 
needing a pet sitter or worr>'- 
ing about Kittj- drowning her- 
self in the toilet. 

But now a little Baby Pham 
would change everything. 

Someho^v I knew this was 
going to happen. 

In my first semester at 
Southern over two >'ears ago, 
I wrote an article for my fea- 
ture writing class about mar- 
ried students ha\iQg children 
in college. I based my story 



on a conversation I had with 
a married couple at Southern 
who got pregnant while the 
uife was pursuing her nurs- 
ing degree and the husband 
sought his theology degree 
{yet further proof that nursing 




Freaking out: A positive home pregnancy 



option for free advice. Perhaps 
they could diagnose My Fair 
Lady's condition. 

"1 hope she's not pregnant," 

"Hmm," Thomson said. 
Thomson doesn't say much. 

"WELL THAT 
WOULD BE EX- 
CITINGr Christ}' 
exclaimed. Christy 
is alwa>"s exclaim- 
ing. Often speaking 
in ALL CAPS and 
EXCLAIMATION 
POINTS. 

"Well," Thom- 
son said, pausing. 
"When were you 
planning on ha\ing 
children?" 

I responded, "1 
figured w^e would 
have a child some- 
Lime between the 
last plague being 
poured out on the 
earth and Christ's 
second coming. 
That way we could 
raise the baby in 
heaven." 

"Hmm," Thomson said. 

"HOW EXCrriNG!" Christy 
said. "LETS GET COFFEE!" 

Okay, I made that last quoti 



and theologj' students hook- 
ing up isn't a stereot>^pe— but 
that's another column). 

During the writing of that 

stor>' 1 thought, / hope this up. But added anxiety' from 

isn't a sign of things to come. caffeine is not what I needed. 

As time passed, I kepi run- Two home pregnancj' tests 

ning into classmates v\ith and a doctor's ^it later, it 

ne\\'boms. And My Fair Lady was official; We're expecting a 

had been speaking to others baby girlJan. 9. 

in our age range who were ex- Knowing I'll have to suf- 

pecting their first child. fer through the terrible t\vos, 

One day My Fair Lady start- teenage years, and the birds- 



ed complaining of tiredness. 
"I feel sleepy all the t 



"It's probably your aller- 
gies," I said, hoping it was 



TTie next week I told my two 



and-the-bees talk is almost 
more than I can bear. 

"Don't forget the baby 
shower," My Fair Lady said. 
Huh? What!? 

My mother used to drag 
me to those when I was a kid. 
best mates, Christy Kurtz and They were long, dreadful af- 
Thomson Paris, of My Fair La- fairs where women pretend to 



dy's s>'mpto 
do Bible work. 

Besides being intelligent, 
insightful, and all-around- 
groovy people, Christy is 
studying to be a nurse and 
Thomson has plans of becom- 
ing a doctor. Since I'm cheap, 
I figured they were my best 



be excited about padfit 
breast pumps. 

"T^ou're coming with 
My Fair Lady said. 

I respond: "Nooooooooooo 



ooooooooooooooooooooooo!" 

I catch my breath. "Ahhhh- 

hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" 



Letters to 
the Editor: 



A community resident 
responds to student's 
article on Dalai Lama 

I read with interest Marjorie 
Ellenwood's article about 
the Dalai Lama in Atlanta. 
Did vou know that he \'isited 



our campus about forti- 
five years ago? The students 
and professors of the Home 
Economics department had 
the opportunit>" to shake 
his hand and ser\-e him 
light refreshments. I do not 
remember the theme of his 
talk, but I cannot forget 
his gracious manners. We 
considered it an honor to ser\'e 
and visit with such a celebrit\-. 



Southern SA presi- 
dent addresses article 
on clubs unifying on 
campus 

In a recent Accent article 
called "Rumor of unifying 
clubs creates stir" it said stu- 
dents were "feeling apprehen- 
sive" about SA senate plans 
to "unite cultural and other 
clubs". In my election speech, 
I asked a very revealing ques- 
tion: "What would it be like if 
a little club of 7 could become 
a club of 700 because it was 
sharing its vision, goals, and 
with other clubs and 
ity?" 

Am I using a platform of 
unit>' as a cover-up to con- 
trol and consolidate student 
clubs? I will explain my posi- 
tion with tacts, not v-ague, po- 
litical bluster. After all, I want 
students to make a decision 
based on concrete reality', not 
specious rumors. 

In September, I called a 
meeting for a group of student 
leaders, including the presi- 
dents of Asian club, BCU and 
LAC. We also had the full sup- 
port and participation of Cam- 
pus Ministries. At the meeting, 
I asked these leaders to share 
their vision for Southern. As 
the meeting progressed, I be- 
came convinced that I was tak- 
ing part in a historic meeting 
of truly extraordinary leaders. 
Their vision was one of pro- 
found uni^, spiritual revival 
and authentic cultural iden- 
tity. To achieve this vision, we 
agreed to meet regularly, work 
on service projects together, 
and improve communicatioQ. 
As the semester progressed, 



we shared our vision v^ith oth- 
er student leaders, and on Oct. 
14, a larger group of student 
leaders met, forming an offi- 
cial Student Leaders Council. 

This year, the Council is 
working on tiA'o service proj- 
ects: Invisible Children and 
Patten Towers. To improve 
communication, the Council 
is also working on an online 
directory' and networking Web 
site for students and student 
leaders. The Council is based 
entirely on cooperation, not 
coercion. Recently, the SA sen- 
ate formally endorsed Invisible 
Children and Patten Towers as 
worthy university projects. 

Since our original meet- 
ing in September, Asian Club, 
BCU and LAC have shown 
their commitment to unity in 
impressive ways. Thev''ve led 
the way in cooperative worship 
services, service projects and 
club activities. I am immensely 
proud of their strength, inde- 
pendence and initiative. With- 
out LAC, Asian Qub and BCU, 
Southern would have a bland, 
homogeneous unity. Instead, 
they give us a vibrant, attrac- 
tive diversit>' that unifies us. 

This year, tiie Student As- 
sociation and Campus Min- 
istries are promoting unity, 
not by taking anything over, 
but by supporting a shared vi- 
sion among all student lead- 
ers. Together, we are striving 
for a more effective, authentic 
and spiritual community, built 
when we share our vision, goals 
and resources. That's the kind 
of club we can all be a part of. 
In feet, I think 700 is too small. 
How about all 2,600? 

-Barry Howe 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007 



ifestyles 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



part I: I'm extremely cheap and I know it 

I Two Southern students venture into the city in search of cheap deals and even try to make some cash 



Rika and 1 pack up her SUV 

! ivith her guitar, a battery- 

poivered keyboard ^ve borrow 

from some neighbors and a 

I cardboard box and Sharpie to 

make signs with. We want to 

e, songs, make music, draw 

portraits, and sell lemonade to 

bridge-walkei-s downtown. 

We spend S2.19 on 51 st>-- 

I rofoam cups and a container 

) mix the lemonade in, and 

2,40 on the cheapest brand 

of powdered lemonade and a 

gallon of water. 

We drive do\vntown and 

talk about ideas for what we 

I should do first and where we 

should go. We talk about the 

time when ^ve each ga\e plas- 

a for a stor>" assignment and 

earned S40; even though it's 

: a good cause, it's definitely 

■t something we xrant to do 



again. We also talk about do- 
ing an impromptu canvash, 
"yard" sale at the park where 
we can make and sell jewelrj', 
and then maybe we can go on 
the carousel at Coolidge Park 
for a dollar if we make any 
money. Oh! And we can give 
longboard lessons (since we 
ha\'e one in the back) to ran- 
dom people and charge them 
for it, we laugh. 

We arrive downto\\'n and 
wander into Rembrandt^, 
There is a trivia question that 
offers each customer a free cup 
of coffee in exchange for the 

restrooms are in the 17.5 miles 
of corridor inside the Penta- 
gon? My guess is 88, which is 
wrong. Rika guesses 170, but 
she is wrong too. There are 
284 restrooms," the cashier 
guy sa>'s, "good t[>'." 

Rika buys a cup of coffee for 



S1.37, and we decide to start fund poor college students." 

our adventure with a lemonade We hope this sign will lure 

sale. We walk about a third of people in out of pit>'. 
the way across the bridge and Lots of people are passing 

begin setting up our "stand." by, but no one stops to ac- 

Rlka mixes the lemonade while knowledge us. In fact, most 




I cut up our cardboard box to people are making unneces- 

draw a sign that reads, "Fresh sary loops around us to avoid 

mixed lemonade! S0.50." My our sad business. We taste the 

next sign says, "Please help lemonade and it's terrible. Fi- 



nally, sonae teenagers %valk 
by and promise to come back 
\nth money because they are 
"realthirs^'." I am skeptical; T 
think they just felt sorry for us. 
They ne\'er did come back. 

We asked people why they 
don't want to buy our product. 
Only one man named Andy 
stops to talk to us, and nods 
his head "yes" when ^ve ask if 
our lemonade stand is a bad 
idea. "It's too cold," he says, 
"maybe if you had hot choco- 
late, you'd be more success- 
ful." He also tells us we vrou\d 
make a "heckuvalot" more 
money is we just grabbed a 
ladder, a bucket, and a piece of 
plastic, knocked on doors and 
offered to clean people's gut- 
ters. Then he suggests a book 
called "Steal This Book," which 
apparently has all the ways we 
can think of to make money, 
and takes off... 



Pcirt I: Don't hate; Appreciate and date! B4 it's too late... 



aGemmell 



Dating at Southern.. .does 
il really exist? There are two 
categories of people here; one 
is the people who somehow 
manage to always be part of 
a couple. They zoom off into 
'couple-land" on the front 
steps of Thatcber, or that lit- 
tle suing by the cafeteria and 
that's about the only time we 
see llieni. The other categoiy 



tof I 



ivho a 



? lost 



'n this deep sea of singleness, 
ivhere we rant and rave about 
hoiv awful the dating scene is 
at Southern. 

Here, the problem lies: ev- 
cn'one knows that going on a 
date isn't between t^vo people: 
''involves roommates, best 
fnetids. co-workers, teachers, 
bosses, cafeteria \^o^ke^s, and 
^e rest of the student body 
^^Ho passed on how thev heard 
fiatwhat's-his-name has been 
"^fging out with >ou. So. >'ou 
must be getting engaged soon 



together on more tlian one of- 
casion. It's quite the predica- 
ment to be in . Can we date in a 
world where everyone is all up 
in our business? I would like 
to think so. 

In doing some investigation 
at the severe lack of non-se- 
rious dating, I started asking 
my gu>' friends why thej' didn't 
ask girls out and their most 
common answer floored me... 
"We're afraid of rejection." 

Okay, who isn't afraid of re- 
jection? Putting yourself out 
there is reallyscar\! Since that 
time, I've obsened that our 
dating culture is significantiy 
different from my parents' 
day. The rise of the feminist 
woman has turned the tables 
completely, and to a point, 
has emasculated the man. My 
tbeorj' is that there are few 
feminists: most women (who 
are strong and independent) 
want a man to take control 
and treat them like a beautiful 



flower, to be the hero yc 
them in their place. 
Strong women need a s' 



gem 



:.Butit 



s liken 



become sissies, because 
they're \vaiting for the woman 
to make the decision, to have 
their say, and to take con- 
trol of the dating situation. "I 
don't want to decide because 
she won't like it, but she'll go 
along \rith it," they say. 

Ah! Us so wrong, guys! 
It's a classic incident of cul- 
tural gender miscommunica- 
tion. Especially for the first 

spend time with you. Wc want 
to hang out and talk ;ind see 









a fun and comfortable envi- 
ronment. The most impor- 
tant part of the date is that 
you want to be there with us. 
The acb\1ty is not reall\' a big 

Here is what I propose in 
hopes of smoothing things 
out: Women of the world-We 



am starling a "We'll Say Yes" 
campaign. If a guy asks you 
out on a date, just go (unless 
he's veiT unsafel. Don't crip- 
ple his manhood by rejecting 
him. Give him a chance and 
help pave the way for future 
women tliat he'll ask out. Some 
women say that tliey would go 
out witli any guy as long as 
they ask, but really havea nar- 
row pool of guys in mind. 

Just go— if it's awkward, 
awful, strange, gross, stinky, 
or embarrassing, just tell the 
gu\ that il was a good idea but 
\ou enjtn- him as a friend and 
a friend only, and that he did 
a good job by asking you out 
and he should keep doing it to 
other girls. You don't have to 
commit to another date, but 
respect him for taking you 
out. Tliat was ven' stressful 
for him. 

Guj-s: confidence is hot. If 
you ask her out and tell her 
what's going to happen, shell 
like that. Be manly and sure of 



yourself. Fake it 'til you make 
it. Girls are a lot more afraid 
Ihauyou think. Here are three 
tips for you that may change 
your life. Have a plan, make 
it a surprise and be creative. 
You are manly, capable and 
strong— we like you and really 
just want to spend time with 
you (and we like surprises). 

We are in the land of oppor- 
tunity here, people. You are 
never, ever going to have this 
many beautiful, fit. God-fear- 
ing, educated, quality people 
around you again for the rest 
of your lives. That being said, 
go get 'em tigers. Don't Hate; 
Appredate and Date! Before 
it's ton late... 

Read Parts 2 and 3 of (/lis 
seiies on my myspace (mys- 
puce.com/rikageminell) for 
date ideas, crazy stories, and 
wisdom from an experienced 
and ■ successful dater: my 
mom, and let me know what 
you think of all of this. 



8 THE SOUTHEI5N ACCENT 



religion 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@southern.edu 



A Christmas story told by a renounced scrooge 



This article was written when 
I was a student missionary, 
teaching English in the Ciech 
Republic. 

This morning we read "A 
Christmas Carol' in class. It 
\\-as abridged— about the speed 
of a second grader and it was 
also in play format. No one had 
heard of the ston before and I 
was excited to sh.ire one of my 
favorite authors. No stiident 
of mine was going to get awa\' 
without being exposed to some 
sort of Dickens! 

I gave a quick synopsis of 
the story and we began read- 
ing. Of coui-se my students 
enjoyed it. If a storj' involves 
some sort of ghost or morose 
topic, it hooks them. 

After much stuttering and 
correcting, we finally reached 
the first time where Scraoge 
pulls out the famous line, 
"Bah, humbug!" 

My whole class burst into 
laughter. Hee hee hee, a hum- 
bug. What a funny idea that 



I smirked, amused by the 
contrast of what humored 
them. Dismemberment and 
humbugs. Talk about both and 
>'ou'll get a Czech rolling on 
the door. 

I scanned the text look- 
ing over the next paragraph, 
checking to see if any vocabu- 
larj' needed explanation. It 
was a description of Scrooge 
and I was a little taken back by 
how much we had in common- 
Both of us were not looking 
fonvard to Christmas. 

This year al McNeilns Un- 
guage School, the teachers are 
having student Bible study and 
our icebreaking tine is, 'To- 
day we are going to talk about 
Christmas. Do you have any 
traditions? What are they?" 

Now, I have been to eight 
Christmas Bible studies and 
you can imagine how many 
times I have heard their differ- 
ent traditions. I honestly think 
I know them better than the)' 
do. And today we talked about 
Christmas again in my level 
1 history class...l ground my 
teeth the entire time. 

"So," I said with a little re- 
sentment, "what Christmas 




( in snow during 



traditions do you have?" 

"Uh," said Lukag. "We eat..." 
There was a moment of hesita- 
tion as he tried to spit it out in 
English. 

"Potato salad. You eat po- 
tato salad and Carp soup," I 
snapped. "And after dinner 
youll throw some sort of ele- 
ment into the bathtub. Then, 
if you abstain from eating food 
again all day, you might see a 
golden pig." 



I guess I wasn't realh' feel- 
ing the Christmas spirit. In 
fact, you could say I was al- 
most dreading it. I didn't have 
any family and home was half 
a world away. 

At that point, Scrooge and I 

As I was furiously writing 
"Potato Salad", "Carp Soup" 
and "Iron in Bathtub" down in 
bullets on the board, it hit me 
that Christmas wasn't about 



family, home or traditions. 
Wliat an idiot I am to forget! 

Christmas is about a little 
baby coming to a sick worid 
regardless of how the worid 
would treat Him. It is about 
God making an unbiased sac- 
rifice for all people- pledging 
His love to humanib\ And this 
can be celebrated am^vhere. 
Even in Prague, Czech Repub- 

I sraiied and opened my 
mouth to tell them that I had 

it all wTong, that really, Chrisl- 

And then I remembered 
they wouldn't understand this 
way. I swallowed my thoughts 
and heart in one gulp. My stu- 
dents kept writing... they had 
no idea what had taken place 
inside of me. 

Their papers looked like 
this: 

Christmas 

Potato Soup 

Carp Salad 

Iron in Bathtub 

Stockings 

Santa Clause 

Christmas Trees 
What does your list look 
like? 



Spending a night at the home of a terrorist hunter: Pcirt I! 



RVAN Whf 

If you read the first part of 
my story se\'eral months ago 
[Oct.ii issue], you know that 
I was a student missionary in 
Turkey. 

I told my adventure of hik- 
ing in the mountains in Tur- 
key and how we were able to 
meet a man who had a verj' 
large and expensive gun. 
He used this gun to snipe 
j who trained in the 
lountains ^ve were hik- 
He was quick to reas- 
; though that we were 
be fine because "there 

Che had eliminated the Tiad 
guys'). 

If you read my previous 
article you got a sense that 
we were scared. The reason 



going ti 



you might have gotten tliis 
impression was because mis- 
sionaries and terrorists are 
not wanted in Turkey. They 
see both groups as agents that 
want to disrupt the natural 
flow of things in the country'. 
They see missionaries basical- 
ly as pre-CIA people who want 
to change your beliefs and to 
e\'entually steal Turkey from 

So if you can imagine... we 
are sitting at the feet of a man 
with a ver}' large gun, which 
he uses to take out 'enemies of 
the state' (in his circumstance 
terrorists, but that could be 
switched to 






nt). 



Turks are very hospitable; 
after our meal, we were asked 
to stay inside their small 
house. We were very happy 



to accept, not \rishing to sleep 
outside \rith the goats. 

So as I fell asleep, I prayed 
for our new sniper friend 
sleeping at mj' feet. Not only 
did I pray for him, but for us, 
since we \vere in a place that 
could possibly be very danger- 

To make a long story' a lit- 
tle shorter, we were inv-ited 
to breakfast, which had a few- 
more guests and some great 
stories of ancient spirits and 
odd accidents. 

After breakfast my mission- 
ary friend, our host and his 

family started talking about friends and bid our farewells, fill you 
the power of God. Jesus was the voice of our host caUed out thing I 
brought up and eventually the after us "Make sure you don't 
Bible was brought into the forget to send me my Bible!" 
conversation. How exciting is that? Stop 

About three hours later, af- me sometime and ask me a 
ter we had ptaj ed for our new little about Turkey— I'd love to 




s house in Turkey. 



m the details. One 
tell you for sure is 
that Bibles aren't handed out 
verj' often. This was definitely 
a di\ine appointment, and it 
was neat to have been a part 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



I THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007 

sports 

Oh Yeah!, Teammates take care of business 



The Autobots took on Oh 
I Yeah! Wednesday night in a 
I heated bout. The competi- 
I tion was fierce as both teams 
I pushed on to force a game 
I three. In the end, Oh Yeah pre- 
I vailed 15-12 in the third set. 

Oh Yeah! took the first set 
1 25-14 behind the consistent 
I sening of Tammy Ritter- 
skamp. But the Autobots ral- 
lied to win the second set be- 
I hind the leadership and poise 
I of Mabel Penaloza, 

The third setsawthecompe- 

ition racket up to an impres- 

live !e\^el as both teams butted 

I heads to emerge the victor. 

I But as ;vills collided and the 

I smoke settled Oh \'eah! took 

I the third set and the match. 

I The Autobots fought hard and 

remain a strong contender for 

an aggressive playoff push: 

"Perdimos la batalla, pero no 

\T of Lhe game: Tammy 
I Ritterskamp 



Sunny Beaches and Team- 
mates faced off in the battle 
of the unbeatens. Both teams 
took the court with great pride 
as thej' sought to hold on to 
a perfect season. Teammates 
brought the thunder as they 
took a decisive lead in the 
first game and Sunny Beaches 
struggled to keep pace. Game 
1 ^vas decided 25-17 as Karl>Ti 
Ramse\' p^o^^ded Teammates 
M-ith numerous kills. Robin 
George was the x-factor as his 
Po\ver Stache ruined Sunny 
Beaches momentum. 

In game 2, Sunn\' Beaches 
looked like a much stronger 
team. Behind the clutch play 
of Brian Chinn the game was 
neck and neck all the way to 
the end. After several intense 
rallies, the game came to a 
breaking point. With the score 
tied at 18, Sunny Beaches 
failed to get 4 straight serves 
into piay. This provided Team- 
mates with a Mindoiv of op- 
portunit}' to close it out. Robin 
George and his stache 0' death 



deliv'ered the deathblow, as he 
closed the game out with four 
precision-based serves. Team- 
mates won by the final score of 
25-20. Next week, Teammates 
look to remain undefeated as 
the two teams face off again 
next Monday. 

MVP of the Game: KarK-n 
Ramsey 



Men's Division A 
Standings 



Women's Division A 
Standings 




The need for a playoff system in college football 



I BR.VD Bctack 

. playoff system vvould\'e 
ii great this year. With a 
I playoffsystcm there would be 
ne complaining their team 
didn't get a chance at the na- 
tional championship. With the 
'■ the BCS is set up, there 
two teams that are happy: 
Ohio State and LSU (if you 
didn't know already, those are 
the two teams pla\ing in the 
uCS Championship game.) 
But there are a half-dozen oth- 
er teams that feel snubbed by 
the sj'slem. 

Probabt>' the team \\ith the 
best argument is Oklahoma. 
They've lost twice and both 
games their starting QB was 
injured. They also won the Big 
12 championship by beating 
the number one team in the 
<=«untiy at the tune m Mis- 



souri. They will be playing in last sui games have been the 

a BCS bowl (Fiesta Bowl) but strongest team in the nation, 

they have no chance at win- Going into last weekend, they 

ning the national champion- were ranked fourth in the BCS 

ship. standings behind only Mis- 




def eating t 



Georgia is another team souri, West Virgmia and Ohio 

that has a right to be there. State. Well Missouri and West 

They did lose two games ear- Virginia lost, which many peo- 

ly in the season, but in the pie thought would put Georgia 



in the big game. Think again. 
LSU passed Georgia in the 
BCS afterheating Tennessee in 
a game v\bere they on]\' scored 
one offensive touchdown. At 
any rate, they will be plavnng 
in the Sugar Bowl against un- 
defeated Hawaii. 

That word "undefeated" 
brings up another good point. 
Wh\' isn't Hawaii playing for 
the national title game? They 
have the longest i\in streak 
in the country- (dating back to 
last season) and their quarter- 
back, Colt Brennon, is putting 
up amazing numbers. Weil the 
BCS thinks that coming from 
the WAC, Hawaii hasn'tplayed 
anyone good enough to de- 
serve a shot at the title game, 
although they beat Boise State, 
last year's Cinderella team and 
Washington who was within 
seconds of upsetting USC ear- 



lier year. But the kids from the 
big island have nothing to be 
ashamed of because ihey are 
in a big game against Georgia. 
In fact, that game could be 
the upset special of this year's 
bowl special. ^ 

The point of this article is, 
if there was a playoff system 
instituted in college football, 
there would be no speculation 
of who could win the national 
championship if they were giv- 
en a shot. The best team would , 
win because they would have 
played their w^y there in the 
playoff system. 

For all Ohio State and LSU 
fans, the best of luck to your 
teams. To alt the other teams 
that were good but just not 
luck>' enough to be in New Or- 
leans on Jan. 7, there's al^vays 



10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007 



rh;^tter 

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Friday, December 7 

ftiyday 

Withdrawals after loday receive 
"F" 

5:28 p.m. - Sunset 
8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, Ei- 
der Dick Baron 

After Vespers - Adoration, 
Lynn Wood 

After Vespers - Hymn Sing, 
Talge Chapel 

Saturday, December 8 



SA Christmas Party | TiiLs year's 
SA Ciiristiniis partj' wH\ be on 
Sunday, Dec 9 at 8:30 p.m. 

Community Service Day | 
Community Service Day will 
be on Monday, Jan. 21. Plan 
to join your fellow students in 
sening our communit>'! 

Operation Southern Rain Re- 
vival Week I Holy Spirit. Sun- 
Tliurs. 7 p.m. Tatchter Chapel 



- Church Ser- 
e Church, John 

10 a.m. - SMC Sabbath School, 
Student Center 

10 a.ni. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 
10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 
CA, Mike Fulbright 
io;i5 a.m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 
11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
Lynn Wood, John Martin 

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able to help others leam how 
to manage money God's way? 
Interested in a small group 
setting? Please contaet Mandy 
Bmdy at mandybt^southern. 
edu, or call 423-236-265J. 

TidingsofComfortandlDy | The 
ensembles at Southern's School 
of Music invite you to experi- 
ence holiday cheer! Sing j'our 
favorite carols \«lh our brass 
ensemble, combined choirs and 
orchestra. Bask in the beauty 
and majesty of Gusta\' Hoist's 
St. Paul's Suite and Christmas 
Day. Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. 
for Vespers or Saturday, Dec. 
15 at 4 p.m. in the Collegedale 
Cliurcii as we celebrate the rea- 



3 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries, 
Wright Hail Steps 
5-5:45 P-n». - Supper, Dining 
Hail 

5 p.m. - Patten Toivers Christ- 
mas Party. Steps at Wright Hall 
5 p.m. - Evensong, Church, 
Music & Reading: Master Cho- 



Sunday, December 9 

student Center Closed 
9:30 a.m. - Employee Christ- 
mas Brunch, Dining Hall 
6 p.m. - Talge Hall Open 

8:30 p.m. - SA Christmas 
Part)-, Dining Hall 

Monday, December 1 
3:30 p.m. - University Senate 
7:30 p.m. - Refuel, Lynn 
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8 p.m. - Wind Symphony 

Christmas Concert, lies P.E. 

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8-11 p.m. - Student Center 

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Wednesday, December 1 2 

7:30 p.m. - Biology Expo, 
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Thursday, December 1 3 

11 a.m. - Convocation, Vari- 
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THURSDAV, December 13, 2007 



THE STUDENT VOrCE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 13 



COMMUNITY 



City sells train 
I engine amid 
controversy 



1 engine located in 
I the Imagination Station is set 
be sold. 

The Collegedale City Com- 
aission voted 3-2 in favor of 
I selling the train engine on Dec. 
1 3, Ted Rogers, CoDegedale diy 
manager, said the engine is be- 
I ing sold because it is a liability 
for children and the city has to 
spend money to maintain it. 
Rogers said the city plans to 
I put the money from the sale 
I to^vard the purchase of a gen- 
3 supply power for the 
J police and city hall buildings 
I during outages. The ci^ hopes 
1 to get at least $45,000 for the 
I engine, which will cover half 
I of the cost for the new genera- 
I tor. 

No dissent was voiced at the 
a meeting, however 
e of the public is upset and 
I confused by the decision to 
ell the engine. 
"I think it's unfortunate that 
I the city would make a decision 
I to sell the train without solicit- 
ing public opinion," said Lisa 
I Kuhlman, the office manager 
I for Southern's School of Busi- 
s and Management. Kuhl- 
1 said she often takes her 
I children to see the train and 
I that they reall>' enjoy watching 
n when the engine is 



Mayor John 
I Turner said he wants the pub- 




II holds the baby of a Patten 7'ou'ers resident at the Christmas party 



Patten Project attracts many students 



Hundreds of students and 
many dubs on campus are giv- 
ing their time and resources to 
help out the underprivileged 
through a new outreach min- 
istry at Southern. 

The Patten Project is a col- 
laboration between campus 
clubs. Student Association, 
Student Senate and the many 
students within each of these 
clubs and organizations. 

"We want to get as many 



clubs as possible to focus in 
on one project," said Jeff Ta- 
tarchuk, head of the Patten 
Project. 

Students from different 
clubs gather each week to 
meet ^vith the residents of 
Patten Towers, an apartment 
complex on the south side of 
Chattanooga. Bible studies, 
worship services and visiting 
shut-ins are just some of the 
ways students try to help the 
Patten Tower residents. 

The various campus clubs 



participating in the Patten 
Project each contribute unique 
resources to the project. The 
business club will be offering 
money management classes, 
the pre-med club will be offer- 
ing a health expo in January 
and the computer club is even 
trying to organize a computer 
lab at Patten Towers. GED tu- 
toring sessions are also being 
offered to the residents every 
Sunday. 



16 arrested 
following 
Oakwood 
melee 



Police arrested 16 people 
Saturday night following an 
altercation at Oakwood Col- 
lege invohing more than 100 
students. Four students were 
arrested on felony charges for 
assaulting police officers, ac- 
cording to police. 

The incident happened after 
a basketball game late Satur- 
day night. Wendell Johnson, 
spokesman for the Huntsxille 
police, told the Associated 
Press that two women began 
fighting, one of whom was ar- 
rested and placed in the back 
of a squad car by an off-duty 
pohce officer who w^s at the 

Oak^vood's director of pub- 
lic safetj- & transportation, 
Lewis Eakins, said the officer 
instructed students to back 
away from the squad car. 

SEE OAKWOOD, PAGE 4 



SA hosts different Christmas party than past years 



Southern Students filled the 
dining hall and the Presiden- 
tial Banquet Room on Sunday 
evening, Dec. 9, for the annual 
Student Association Christ- 

The party featured the mov- 



ie Santa Clause 3 in the dining 
hall, and "Santa's Workshop" 
in the Presidential Banquet 
Room. Visitors to the work- 
shop could enter the ginger- 
bread house-building contest, 
play games like Candyland, or 
participate in filling Christmas 
boxes for families in need in 
the Chattanooga area. 



Scott Kabel, SA social vice 
president, said he wanted to 
provide a time for students to 
unwind from the stresses at 
the end of the semester, "We 
want students to enjoy Christ- 
mas before finals and just re- 
lax," said Kabel. "And then of 
course, I'd like to have some- 
thing productive— some sort 



of service-oriented aspect," he 
added, explaming the reason 
behind the Christmas boxes in 
Santa's Workshop. 

Students watching the mov- 
ie in the dining hall were pro- 
vided with popcorn and Tim 
Allen's entertaining portrayal 

SEE CHRISTMAS, PAGE 4 



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OPINION 




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cool water. Seepage 6. 



2 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 



Adjunct converts to Adventism CampUS club rcachcS OUt tO VOtCrS 



Scott Douglass, a professor 
at Chattanooga State Techni- 
cal Community College and 
new convert to Adventism, is 
filling in a position in South- 
em's English department 

"Scott has really helped the 
English department," said 
Jan Haluska, interim English 
department dean. "He's our 

Due to a shortage of English 
professors, Douglass has been 
helping Southern with compo- 
sition classes while continuing 
to be a full-time professor at 
Chattanooga State. 

^^ I have been very 

impressed with the 

students at 

Southern. ..It's just 

so good to have 

excellent students. 

- Scotr Douglass ' 

"I have been i-ery impressed 
with the students at South- 
ern," Douglass said. "It is just 
so good to have excellent stu- 

Douglass has his Ph.D in 
English and has been teaching 
at Chattanooga State for 30 
years. He also held iJie posi- 
tion of chairman of the Eng- 
lish department. 

Growing up in the area 
and working at McKee Foods 
Corporation, Douglass was 
familiar with Adventism, and 
according to Dr. Izak Wessel, 




&^ttDQug\as 



who taught his Sabbath school 
class, he had some negative in- 
teractions that formed his first 
impressions on Adventism. 

"The interesting thing about 
Douglass was he ^vas a very 
educated man in literature," 
said Dr. Wessel. "The thuig 
that struck us the most was 
his interest and his breadth of 
knowledge on the subject." 

Douglass said Dr. Wessel's 
Sabbath school class contrib- 
uted to part of his conversion. 
He said it was like watching a 
tennis match, "It was so good 
you didn't even need to go to 
church aftenvard-your head 
was so full." 

Another person Douglass 
attributes to his conversion 
was Minister Roy Albers. 

"Douglass really desired to 
embrace the message. His per- 
sonality and youth made Sab- 
bath school more energetic," 
Albers said. 

Douglass was baptized in 
July 2005 and continues to 
go to the CoUegedale Se\enth- 
Day AdvenUst church where 
he attends the same Sabbath 
school class with Dr. Wessel. 



SOUTHERN Sm ACCENT 



Benjamin Stitzer 



The College Democrats 
Club recently held a two-day 
voter registration drive to 



age students to register to vote 
for the presidential primary 
elections on Feb. 5, 2008. 

Club members took turns 
at the cafeteria and in front of 
the library getting students in- 
terested in voting for the pri- 
maries, abo known as Super 
Tuesday. During the primaries 
voters decide which candidate 
will represent each political 
party during the country's 
presidential elections in No- 
vember of 2008. 

"Our goal is to get Adven- 
tists registered to ^'ote so 
that we can have our views 
heard and represented in the 
White House," said Raymond 
Thompson, College Democrats 
club president and a junior in- 
ternational studies major. 

Thompson said regard- 
less of the club's democratic 
beliefs, posters of Michael 



Moore, a famous filmmaker, 
and Bill O'ReiUy, a well-known 
TV host, were used to adver- 
tise both conservative and lib- 
eral xiews. The goal was to get 
people registered to vote— no 
matter who they vote for. 

The club had originally 
planned to hold a three-day 
community service opportu- 
nity on campus and at the Vil- 
lage Market. However, due to 
rain, it was held on campus 
for only two days, Thompson 



•'' The goal waste 
get people register to 
vote - no matter who 
they vote for. ^' 



Getting people to register 
^vasn't easy. Ben McArthur, a 
history professor, recalls en- 
couraging a student in Ameri- 
can Government class who 
didn't want to register because 
the student \vasn't sure who to 



"I'd feel like a failure if 
one of my gox-emment stu- 
dents didn't register to vote," 
he said. McArthur hopes the 
student will register in the fu- 

Although the number of 
students registered prior to 
this drive is unclear, Thomp- 
son confirmed that 50 stu- 
dents had registered after the 
two-day drive. 

"It was all about my per- 
sonal action of making a dif- 
ference—my voice," said Ryan 
Moore, a sophomore film ma- 
jor who registered during the 
drive because he's unable to 
go to his California home state 
to vote on the primaries. "It 
doesn't matter as long as you 
can have your voice be heard, 
even if you're just a number in 
a million." 

All Southern students are 
eligible to register in Tennes- 
see and vote on Feb. 5, 2008, 
regardless of their home state. 
Registration is also ax'ailable 
online at www.elect.hamil- 
tontn,gov. The deadline to 
register is Jan. 7, 2008. 



Academic technology offers its first master's 



For the first time Southern 
is offering a master's degree 
through the office of academic 
technolog)'. Starting in Janu- 
ary, they will offer a Master of 
Science in education with an 
emphasis in outdoor teacher 
education. 

The development will be 
a relatively easy change for 
Southern faculty because they 
have offered the existing mas- 
ter's program long-distance 
for the past 10 years, said Carl 
Swafford, graduate dean. 

"It will make the program 
clean and succinct, streamlin- 
ing the program we alread)- 
have," Swafford said. 

Current program instruc- 
tors email assignments to the 
students, who then complete 
them and email them back. 
The professors also send \'id- 
eos containing course content 
through traditional mail. The 
ne^v system \Nill let tiie stu- 
dents find the entire course 
content online, and the stu- 



dents ^v^ll have live video con- 
ferences with their teachers 
\veekly, said Michael Hills, 
assistant professor of outdoor 
education. 



The new system 

will let the 

students find the 

entire course 

content online. 



Another bonus of the pro- 
gram is that it will cost the 
university very little money 
to start up because it vvill im- 
plement the existing equip- 
ment being used to offer oth- 
er courses online, said Pegi 
Fiynt, director of academic 
technology. 

In addition, in the spring 
of 2008, the office of online 
learning will begin offering a 
master's of science in educa- 
tion Mith an emphasis in inclu- 
sive education online, which 
will teach educators how to re- 
late to special-needs students 



in a regular classroom. 

The office of online learn- 
ing plans to keep offering two 
master's degrees online at a 
time in three-year rotations. 
After this batch of students 
complete their degrees, two 
different master's programs 
will be offered, FljTit said. She 
added, however, that admin- 
istration has not yet decided 
what programs will be offered 

Flynt said the type of pro- 
fessional expected to enroll 
for this particular master's is 
>'0Utb camp directors, teachers 
and nature center directors. 
She believes offering master's 
degrees online will allow the 
students in these programs to 
be able to work on their mas- 
ter's while maintaining tlieir 
careers and family lives. 

According to Southern's 
Web site a master's of busi- 
ness administration is already 
being offered online, but it is 
offered through the school of 
business instead of the office 
of academic technolog%'. 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 



Flu shots available to students 



Laura Asaftei 

SWFFWHntH 



Tis the Season. ..for the flu. 

Muscle aches, fever, sore 
throat— all signs of the yearly 
llu that can be avoided not just 
through good hygiene but by 
getting the flu shot. The Uni- 
versity' Health Center is offer- 
ing shots until the start of uin- 

"As exams come and stress 
increases, the lack of sleep and 
exercise makes students more 
vulnerable (to the flu)," said 
Carmen Plott, a nurse practi- 
tioner at the Health Center. 

Jonathan Castells, a Health 
Center nurse, said that besides 
hospitals, schools are the best 
places to catch the flu. 

The influenza 
vaccine is effec- 
tive in 70 percent 
to 90 percent of 
healthy people. 
-CDC 

"Tou have students who get 
sick and they affect both pro- 
fessors and other students," 
Castells said. 

Each year 5-20 percent of 
Americans get the flu, accord- 
ing to the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) 
Web site. After a shortage of 
flu shots a few years ago, this 
year marks a record year of 




vaccine production, so more 
people can get immunized. 

So far Plott saidshe has seen 
only three cases of flu S3'mp- 
toms at the Health Center. 

"But that could change to- 
day or over the holidajs as 
people go home and interact 
with family," Plott said. "The 
flu usually spikes in January." 

Plott is doing sun-eiliance 
in Tennessee for the CDC and 
reports any flu cases once a 
week. Illnesses such as strep 
throat that have some similar 
sj-mptoms to the flu have to be 
ruled out before a case is diag- 
nosed as the flu, she said. 

The Health Center olTers 
the flu shots for $ai. Students 
who dislike needles can get a 
nasal spray vaccine, FluMist, 
at the Ooltewah Health ainic 
for $25, or $20 for those un- 
der tg years of age. 



The influenza vaccine is ef- 
fecti^■e in 70 percent to 90 per- 
cent of healthy people. It takes 
about tivo weeks for antibodies 
that protect against the illness 
to develop in the body, accord- 
ing to the CDC. 

Senior marketing major Ra- 
chel Chitm has been getting flu 
shots for the past few years. 

"It's a precautionary mea- 
sure because I get sick easily," 
Chinn said. She recently had a 
flu shot at the Health Center. 
"High stress levels and lack 
of sleep equals low immunity 
and that makes me more sus- 
ceptible to contract illnesses 
like the flu." 

People who are sick \%ith 
a fever and those allergic to 
eggs (vaccines are produced in 
eggs) should not get the vac- 
cine, according to the CDC. 



MySpace connects people 



Ash LBV Cheney 



The MySpace trend has 
spread fast and wide. With 
members all over the United 
States and the U.K., MySpace 
has made it possible for many 
people from aU parts of the 









nect with each other. Thou- 
sands of new pages are being 
created each day. 

Trendcatching.com lists 
user statistics for the U.S. 
and the U.K. as of April 2006. 
Roughly 80 million users are 
in the U.S. An additional 2.3 
million are in the U.K. Being 
a year old, these numbers are 
no\\' considerabl)' higher. 

Some universities have been 
using the reach of M^-Space to 
Iheiradvantage. The University 
of Texas teamed up with their 
local Perrj-Castaneda Library 
to provide a simple but infor- 
mati^'e MySpace page. They 
offer links to librarj' senices 
and current library events. 

In England, the University 
of WanWck has a MySpace 
that offers information about 
the school and links to more 
information about hoiv to visit 
or what a new student might 
expect. The>- also have a sUde 
show of pictures from around 
the campus. 

Within the Adventist 
church. Southwestern Adven- 
tist University has a M>'Space 
page for their campus minis- 
tries. Andrews University has a 



page for both their school and 
their nursing program. South- 
em has a page for the South- 
ern Accent. Even Southern's 
president Gordon Bietz has his 
own MySpace page to keep in 
touch mth students. 

"It has not done as much as 
I would Hke because, for one 
reason, 1 don't do a regular 
blog on it and don't have time 



to E 






tions using it," Bietz said. 

Most schools have at 
least one MySpace group for 
alumni or current students or 
both. They are usually set up 
and maintained by students. 
Groups are made with a mes- 
sage board format so that 
members can write and con- 
verse Avith each other in a wid- 
er format. Groups are usually 
easier to find on MySpace, and 
with the message board for- 
mat, members can be more in- 
volved than in the one-on-one 
format of an indi\idual page. 

Southern's MySpace groups 
have not really helped Brianna 
Maynard, a freshman social 
work major, meet more people 
at Southern. Instead, they have 
helped her keep in touch with 
the people she already knows. 

Maynard is also a part of 
several MySpace groups set up 
by classmates from Pine Tree 
Academy in Freeport, Maine. 
Being so far a^vay from home, 
she enjoys the 
MySpace gives. 

"I can stiU talk to i 
my friends everj' day." 



School of Computing awaits special accreditation 



Southern's School of Com- 
puting has applied for ac- 
creditation from the presti- 
gious Accreditation Board for 
Engineering and Technologj' 
(ABET). 

Recentiy a team from ABET 
visited the School of Comput- 
ing to evaluate the program. 

ABET, a world recognized 
oiganization, grants accredita- 
tion based on how a computing 
program meets strict rules. 

"The curriculum must be 
aligned to meet certain basic 
criteria set forth by ABET," 
said Richard Halterman, 
Ph.D., dean of ibe School of 



Computing. "This can take 
se\-eral years. We started mak- 
ing these changes over five 
years ago." 

WhUe Southern's comput- 
ing program is currently ac- 
credited under the umbrella 
of Southern's Southern Asso- 
ciation of Colleges and Schools 
Accreditation; ABET provides 
an additional, special accredi- 
tation. Computing and engi- 
neering programs accredited 
by ABET are recognized inter- 
nationally as meeting higher 
standards for computing edu- 

"ABET accreditation can 
help us attract the best and 
brightest students, since po- 
tential students and their par- 



ents will be assured of a quality- 
program," Halterman said. 

■ Halterman is optimistic 
after the visit from the team, 
even though there are some 
concerns about the workload 
that would be placed on the 
faculty to support such a pro- 
grtam. Based on the report of 
pijeliminar^' findings, the ma- 
jop concerns involved faculty 
lo^ds and adequate faculty to 
cp\'er the school's embedded 
systems program. 

|Dr, Eduardo Urbina re- 
signed unexpectedly at the 
end of last year, and the de- 
papnent has been seeking a 
replacement, Halterman said. 
Hife courses have been dis- 
tributed among the current 



computing faculty, resulting 
in loads higher tiian ABET 
desires. Also, the embedded 
sj'stems emphasis within the 
computer science degree is the 
department's fastest growing 
major, but there is currently 
only one professor assigned to 
most of the embedded systems 

The department could ad- 
dress both of these issues if an 
embedded systems specialist 
was hired to fill the open posi- 
tion. A special recruiting em- 
phasis is now focused on find- 
ing such an indi%idual. 

"If we become ABET accred- 
ited, students in the computer 
science program wiU graduate 
with an ABET-accredited de- 



gree," Halterman said. "Em- 
ployers and graduate schools 
wiU recognize that their edu- 
cation has been thorough and 
meets high standards." 

This accreditation wiU re- 
ally help students after they 
graduate; if they ha^e ABET 
they wifl be more likely to get a 
job," said Jared Dalmas, a se- 
nior computing major. 

The actual decision to ac- 
credit or not accredit will be 
voted on in July in a closed 
meeting of the ABET commis- 
sion in Washington, D.C. 

"The action is not made 
public at that time, and we wifl 
not receive notice of the action 
UDtii August, 2008," Halter- 



4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 

Train 

Continued from Pg- 1 

lie to see the whole picture and 
said he welcomes comments 
from citizens. He said the cit\- 
is interested in communicat- 
ing what's going on. 

Larr>' Hanson, a Collegedale 
commissioner, said the engine 
was purchased for parks and 
recreation as an attraction for 
the Imagination Station, but 
it's impractical to use and costs 
a lot to maintain, Hanson said 
he initially opposed the selling 
of the train engine and voted 
against the motion because he 
wanted to im'estigate the mat- 
ter more, but now agrees the 
cit>' should sell it. 

"It boils do^Ti to what is in 
the best interest of the city," 




Hanson said. "It would be nice 
to have the engine there, but at 

Rogers had a similar opin- 



"I think the sale of the train park." 



will help oflset the cost and 
help pay a portion of that [the 
generator]," said Rogers. "We 
certain!)' don't want to do 
nything that would hurt our 



Christmas 

Continued from Pg. i 

of a stressed out Santa Claus, 
trying hard to balance work 
and saving Christmas with 
family time. 

Others appreciated the ac- 
tittties prmided in Santa's 
workshop. 

"I reallylike the gingerbread 
houses," said Natalia Mendez, 
a freshman ps>'cholog>' major. 
"I've ne\'er made one before." 

Other students shared the 
same appreciation for the ac- 

'I wish we could eat the gm- 
gerbread houses," said Timo- 
thy George, a junior nursing 



The party began around 
8:30 p.m., and the crowd in 
Santa's workshop was still 
going strong when the movie 
got out at around io;oo p.m. 
Students proudly displayed 
their gingerbread houses for 
judging in the contest. Curtis 
Prevo, a freshman mass com- 
munications and entrepre- 
neurship major, showed off 
his ingeniousl)' designed side- 
\\-alk archway, complete with 
mistletoe. 

The foyer outside of the 
dining hall and banquet room 
was decorated with live trees 
and snowflakes suspended 
throughout the room. 

Students voiced positive re- 
sponses to the party, "It was 
better than last year," said An- 




'f young and Ismais 

jerbread house a 
4 Christmas party Sunday. 



drew Lopez, a sophomore ani- 
mation major. Other students 
commented on the great time 
they had as ^vell. 



Patten 

Continued from Pg. 1 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 

we can," said Jon llllay, a ju- 
or theology major. "And 
e already starting to 



that 



Tatarchuk was inspired to 
start the Patten Project after 
meeting a man in a wheel- 
chair outside Patten Towers. 
Tatarchuk offered to take the 
resident to church but he had 
no way of transporting him in 
his wheelchair. 

"If we are unable to bring 
these residents to church, how 
about we bring the church to 
them," Tatarchuk said. 

Tatarchuk and a iew other 
students began b>' going door- 
to-door to find out what the 
residents' needs were. They 
found that health informa- 
tion ^vas the biggest requested 
need followed by requests for 
Bible studies. 

"Wewantto impact thelives 
of as many of the residents as 



Every Saturday afternoon a 
group-worship service is held 
at Patten Towers and present- 
ly there are around 20 weekly 
Bible studies going on in dif- 
ferent apartments. 

"We want to bring hope to 
the people," said Caitlin Me- 
harry, a senior nursing major. 
"It's a dark place and in a lot of 
ways they are just a step a^vay 
from being homeless." 

Tatarchuk said they are 
trying to get as many people 
involved as possible and are 
always looking for committed 
\'olunteers. 

If anyone is interested in 
joining the Patten Project or 
has questions, contact open- 
door .southem@gmail .com. 



Oakwood 

Continued from Pg. 1 



when they did not comply, the 
officer opened his window and 
discharged pepper-spray into 
the air. The officer called the 
Huntsville Police Department 
requesting police backup. 

What happened next is not 
yet clear. Police told the Hunts- 
xille times they instructed the 
crowd to disperse, but some 
refused. At least two police of- 
ficers were injured in the con- 
frontation that followed. 

"It was a major disturbance 
so we have a stack of incident 



reports and arrest reports to 
go through," Johnson told the 
AP. 

Oakwood President Delbert 
Baker answered questions 
from students in a closed-door 
meeting on Sunday afternoon. 

"I have appealed to the 
Huntsville Police Department 
to see if there is a ^vay if they 
can bring the cases back on 
campus and take them out of 
the legal system," Baker said. 
The ultimate decision is up to 
the courts. When they rexieiv 
the tapes and the testimonies, 
then thej''!l be able to make 
their decision." 



Congratulations Caressa Rog ers 

Winner of the 2007 Chaplain's Cookie Contest 




Recipe submitted by 
Caressa Rogers, winner 
of the 2007 Chaplain's 
Cookie Contest 



Chocolate Peppermint 
Crunch Cookies 



Ingredients: 

2 cups butter or margarine 

2-Vfe cups granulated sugar 

3eg^ 

2 teaspoons \'anilla extract 

5 cups unbleached flour 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

1 V4 cups unsweetened 

1 bag Andes peppermint 
crunch chips 



Directions: 

• Cut four 14" X 12" pieces 

of waxed paper and set 
aside. 

■ In a bowl cream butter or 

margarine with the sugar 
" Beat in \'anilla and eggs 

till light and fluf^'. 
" In a separate bowl 

combine flour, baking 

soda and cocoa. 

■ Stir flour mix into egg 

mixture and blend well. 

■ Divide dough into 4 pieces 

and shape each into an 8" 
-10- roll 

■ Wrap rolls in waxed paper. 

Put in freezer tight 
container and store in the 
freezer, (can be stored 
for up to 6 months) 

• To prepare cookies, 



slightly thaw one roll. 

■ Preheat oven to 350. 

■ Cut the dough into V4" 

thick slices and arrange 



cookie sheet, placed Vi" 

■ Bake for 8-10 minutes 

or until cookies are set 
around the edges and 
slightly firm on top. 

■ Remove from the oven 

and cool. 

■ Once cool, put into a bag 

and crunch into little 
pieces. 
" Melt the Andes mints in 
the microwave and stir in 
with the cookie crumbs. 

■ Lay out pl^tic wrap and 

drop spoonfuls onto it. 

■ Let harden and enjoy! 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 3, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



your world 



CIA destroyed tapes despite 
court orders, but secret pris- 
on system could provide legal 

WASHINGTON (AP) | Fed- 
eral courts had prohibited the 
Bush administration from dis- 
carding e\'idence of detainee 
torture and abuse months be- 
fore the CIA destroyed video- 
tapes that revealed some of its 
harshest interrogation tactics. 

Normally, that would force 
the government to defend it- 
self against obstruction allega- 
tions. But the CIA may have an 
out: its clandestine netvvork of 
overseas prisons. 

While judges focused on the 
detention center in Guantan- 
amo Bay, Cuba, and tried to 
guarantee that any evidence of 
detainee abuse would be pre- 
served, the CIA was perform- 
ing its toughest questioning 
half a world away. And by the 
time President Bush publicly 
acknowledged the secret pris- 
on sv'Stem, interrogation vid- 
eos of two terrorism suspects 



had been destroyed. 

The CIA destroj'ed the tapes 
in Nov'ember 2005. That June, 
U.S. District Judge Henry H. 
Kennedy Jr. had ordered the 
Bush administration to safe- 
guard "all evidence and infor- 
mation regarding the torture, 
1 abuse of 



U.S. District Judge Gladys 
Kessler issued a nearly identi- 
cal order that July. 

At the time, that seemed to 
cover all detainees in U.S. cus- 
tody. But Abu Zubaydah and 
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the 
terrorism suspects whose in- 
terrogations were videotaped 
and then destroyed, weren't at 
Guantanamo Bay. They were 
prisoners that existed off the 
books — and apparently be- 
yond the scope of the couit's 

Bush vetoes second bill ex- 
panding children's health in- 



surance program 

WASHINGTON (AP) | 
President Bush vetoed legis- 
lation Wednesday that would 
have expanded government- 
provided health insurance 
for children, his second slap- 
dov\T] of a bipartisan effort in 
Congress to dramatically in- 
crease funding for the popular 
program. 

It was Bush's seventh veto 
in seven years - all but one 
coming since Democrats took 
control of Congress in Janu- 
ary, Wednesday was the dead- 
line for Bush to act or let the 
bill become law. The president 
also vetoed an earlier, similar 
bill expanding the health in- 
surance program- 
Bush vetoed the bill 



1 pri- 






In a statement notifying 
Congress of his decision, Bush 
said the bill was unacceptable 
because — like the first one — 
it allows adults into the pro- 
gram, would coV'Bf people in 
families with incomes above 



the U.S. median and raises our nation's goal should be to 

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•Dec. 14, 2007 at 8 p.m, 
•Dec. 15, 2007 at 4 p.m. 
'Collegedale SDA Church 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



o pinion 



Opinion Editor 
anhpham©southern.edu 



Seeking help, but finding only a glass of cool water 



AnhPham 

My friend Justin plans on 
spending his Christmas holi- 
day the same way he spent 
much of last year— in a home- 
less shelter. 

A young t^nager when 1 
first met him about eight years 
ago, Justin was in the youth 
group I helped lead in Texas. 
He was a loyal and trusUvorthy 
friend who unfortunately kept 
company with the wrong crowd 
that was always in the wrong 
place at the wrong time. 

One of the more unfortunate 
results was years later when 
police stopped him while dri\'- 
ing a so-called friend's car— a 
car that had been stolen. Jus- 
tin was barely 19 and charged 
with automobile theft. 

After subsequent run-ins 
with the law, Justin's parents 
decided he was old enough to 
fend for himself and kicked 
him out of the house. 



Soon Justin's job at a fast 
food restaurant found out 
about his felony and fired him. 



Without a job he ran out of 
money, lost his apartment, and 
began ii\ing on the streets. 

Not finding help from peo- 
ple around him he turned to 
God for help. 

"rd pray everyday that God 
would provide a job, food and 
water," Justin said. "And if 
anything good happened, I 
would thank Him," 

But days of homelessness 
stretched into weeks and 
weeks into months. 

Justin's days consisted of 
wandering, scavenging for 
food and nights at shelters. 

Then Justin remembered 
his church family and decided 
to visit them. 

When he walked into church 
Sabbath morning he obviously 
looked like he needed help. 
Months of walking and mal- 
nourishment made him emaci- 
ated, his clothes were tattered, 
and he was unwashed. 

When Justin explained his 
situation, people said they 
were sorry but couldn't help 
him with a place to stay or a 
job, although one lady did give 



him a glass of cool water. 

-I was grateful for the wa- 
ter," he said. 

Justin said he isn't bitter 
with his former church fam- 
ily that only offered him water 
when he visited. 

"Some of them probably 
thought I got what I deserved," 
he said. "But I'm not upset that 
they didn't help me. I think ev- 
erything works out the vvay it 
should." 

One day a man came up to 



"I can tell you' 
guy— here's some money," tne 
man said, handing Justin a 
wad of cash. 

Justin counted out $200. 
Grateful for his good fortune, 
Justin thanked the man and 
used the money to rent a motel 
room for a week. 

When the mone>' ran out, 
Justin was homeless again un- 
til he ran into the helpfiil man 
a second time days later. The 
man gave Justin more money, 
let him stay at his apartment, 
and also invited Justin to the 
Buddhist temple he attended. 




good File photo fri 



Before long, Justin found 
himself stud>'ing with the Bud- 
dhists and practicing their 
martial arts at the temple. 

Justin was telling me this 
story a few months ago after 
he reactiv'ated his cell phone. 
He called, wanting me to know 
he was okay since I left mes- 
sages with his dad to call me. 

He said life was better now 
that he was a Buddhist. 

"Christiaiiit>' didn't work for 
me," Justin said. "I would pray 
all the time that God would 



help me and He didn't." 

A iew weeks ago I called Jus- 
tin on his cell phone. He was 
still in Texas, homeless again 
after his roommate decided to 
move to Nebraska. He said his 
plans were to stay at a shelter 
and maybe visit his Buddhist 
friends at the temple. 

After we hung up, I sat on 
the edge ofmybed and thought 
about how things might have 
been different if someone at 
church had answered Justin's 
prayers. 



An interview set up by the Lord: My future is in His hands 



"How old are you?" It was 
a popular question everyone 
was asking me in the nursing 
home facilitj'. 

"I am old enough to be your 
administrator," I responded to 
the question that my potential 
future employees asked me. 
And then after a serene look 
and with a smUe I said to them, 
'But I am not old enough to 

After 3 chuckle or two, I 
continued my interview with 
each department head of the 
nursing home faciUty. I was in 
Colorado this time, interview- 
ing to be CEO of a healthcare 
company. This was my last se- 
mester in the MBA program at 
Southern Adventist University 
and it was time to look for a 



job. I had already i 
with four other companies and 
this one was the fifth. In real - 
itj', I had not even applied to 
most of these companies. The 
offers started to come as I fin- 
ished my last semester. 

Acquiring the Master in 
Business Administration de- 
gree with an emphasis in 
Healthcare Administration 
was definitely giving me a 
competitive edge in the search 
for a job. Tlie opportunities for 
work just started to multiply 
and I had more than one deci- 
sion to make. Should I take the 
job with Johnson and Johnson 
in Alabama? Or what about 
the offer of acquiring my Ph.D. 
while working at La Sierra 
University in California? Or 
should I undertake the job in 
Florida, Georgia or Michigan? 



Or maybe e%'en work interna- 
tionally? 

The MBA program prepared 
me well to accept any of those 
jobs. With so many amaz- 
ing offers, I really needed the 
Lord's guidance in picking the 
right career. 

^^The diploma that 
i receive at gradua- 
tion is not mine but 
it belongs to Him.''' 



I thank God for a Christian 
education because during that 
time when I felt like I was un- 
sure about ray future. I saw 
Jesus in my professors. Dr. 
Montague offered to pray and 
fast (\ith me about my future 



career decisions. On a specific 
date, his family joined mine 
in this endeavor to seek God's 
guidance. A week later, God 
answered our prayers when, 
walking down the hall. Dr. 
Montague pulled me aside and 
asked if I would be interested 
in intervie\\ing with an ad- 
nunistrator who only had five 
minutes to see me. I said yes 
and talked with my future boss 
for five minutes and the rest is 
history. 

About a month and a half 
later and a trip out to Colora- 
do, I signed the contract The 
blessing of this job is that, al- 
though I have no experience, 
I ^vill be getting paid as an 
administrator because I have 
a master's degree plus the con- 
tract includes room and board 
at no cost. Not haxing any ex- 



perience can be a little scary 
for someone becoming a CEO, 
especially at the age of 22. But I 
God has definitely been lead- 
ing because I find confidence 
in the assurance that my new 
boss is willing to give me sup- I 
port as I learn the industr>'. I 
feel \'ery certain knowing that I 
the education I have received 
at Southern Adventist Univer- 
sity has prepared me well to | 
tackle the challenges ahead L 
this new job. 

Originally from Guatemala, | 
I praise God and give Hira the I 
honor and glory for giving n 
the opportuni^ to get an edu- I 
cation in the United States, i 
lowing me to accept a great job I 
offer, and helping me graduate 
debt-free. Tte diploma that 
I receive at graduation is not I 
mine but it belongs to Him. 



I THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 3, 2007 



ifestyles 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



The Long Way Home: 

Laments of a broken-down passenger 



Sucking exhaust in a traf- 

I fie jam that seems to stretch 
between state lines, my friend 

I Steven and I sit. Tired of seeing 
ame scenery, we decide to 

I make a new path home. The 
;onclusion is the back roads 
vdll get us home quicker than 
stopped traffic. 

After thirty more minutes 
go by we finally reach an exit. 

I We don't care where the exit 

goes; we just know we need to 

get off the constipated inter- 

tate. 

Peering through the smog 

I cloud being created before our 
eyes, we see we're not the first 
to come up with the idea to try 
a different path. Suddenly, as 
we cross an intersection, our 
car stops. Steven frantically 

I cranks the key in the ignition 

to get us going again. Nothing 

appears to happen. We coast 

r way off the road and into 



a car dealership. 

My friend, the self-declared 
engineer major, tells me he 
can take the transmission out 
and fix it. After tinkering on 
the car for an hour he pulls out 
a giant hunk of metal. A little 
disturbed, I ask him ^vhat the 
plan is now. Steven says that 
we have to get to an auto parts 
store and they'll be able to tell 
MS if the transmission is work- 
ing. 

We ask the grease monkeys 
in the dealership where the 
nearest auto parts store is and 
they tell us a couple of blocks 
down the road. By now the sun 
has gone down, and we begin 
our new journey to the store. 
Block after block we walk. My 
legs begin to bum with pain. 
I am tired and ready to go 

At last we make it to the 
store. Steven takes the heav>' 
car part and places it on the 
counter. They hook some wires 



up to it and tell us there is 
nothing wrong. My body tem- 
perature rises a little as I be- 
gin to question why we walked 
here. With nothing else to do 
we turn back to the car. 

Taking turns holding the 
heavy car part we walk In si- 
lence. Since we still ha\'e a car 
ride back to my house I decide 
to hold back some words I 
want him to hear. 

We get back to the car. I 
am relieved and still unsure 
what we are going to do. His 
engineer "skills" are put back 
to use as he replaces the part 
he took out Finally, we hop in 
and he places the key back into 
the ignition. As he is about to 
turn the key he looks dowTi 
and notices something he 
hadn't seen before. He slowly 
reaches doivn and shifts the 
car into park. I stare at him 
in disbeUef as Steven says, 
"Oops, I guess it was in drive 
this whole time." 



triCmbs 



4 



The weather! 77 degrees! In Decem- 
ber? Am I sweating? Okay... we con 
handle this; it feels good! 



Cumulotivc finals! Seriously?! Let's not 
and soy we did. 



4 



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Soon-to-come family time and home- 
cooked meals! And presents... 



So many art majors on campus, and so 
few good comics in the Accent this 
semester. Bummer. 



f 



Part II: I'm extremely cheap and I know it 

The story continues as two Southern students venture into the city in search of cheap deals and even try to make some cash 



Last week we ended with 
Andy (a stranger on the Mar- 
ket Street Bridge) telling us 
our lemonade stand wasn't a 
good idea this time of year... 

We fold up our foiled busi- 
ness and decide to see if mak- 
hig music will bring us any 
luck. We retrieve our instru- 
ments from the car, and be- 
gin walking back up to the 
bridge-do we need some kind 
of license for this? We run 
into another Andy, but instead 
of a cigarette and potbelly, this 
Andy has long dreadlocks and 
drives a really cool \'intage VW 
bus. Rika declares she likes 
liini, and I agree on his level 
of attractiveness. He asks us 
about our gig and tells us he 



will stop by later; he's sure 
well be okay and will make a 
good profit. 

The keyboard gets heavier 
the ftuther we walk, so we 
quickly decide on a sunny spot 
and get comfortable. As soon 
as I turn on the keyboard, I 
reaUze I don't remember how 
to play at all— it's been almost 
eight years since I last really 
played. But Rika knows what 
she is doing with her guitar, 
so I stop worrying. I discover 
I can make beats on the key- 
board instead, so not all is 
lost. 

We start singing our first 
song, a Backstreet Boys classic, 
"You Are My Fire." People are 
walking by, and even though 
we don't know the words and 
have to hum parts of it, they 
smile at us. Some people e\'en 



stop to Usten for a while. 

A family \vith three chil- 
dren passes OS, and the kids 
read our college student sign. 
We have to give them some 
money, they insist. The mom 
produces some spare change, 
and we make $1.36. 

This is exciting, I say. defi- 
nitely better than selling lem- 
onade! We sing the Backstreet 
Boys song again, and Andy 
Number Two passes by like 
he said he would. We chitchat 
for a while, and then he says 
he has to go. As he lea\'es, he 
gi\'es us $5.00; we are ridicu- 
lously excited. 

We have a hard time think- 
ing of more songs to sing, but 
come up with some Jewel 
songs, "Wonder Wall" by Oa- 
sis, "Free Falling" and even a 
Britney Spears song. We don't 



know all the lyrics to any of 
them, but we make some up. In 
the middle of our own version 
of "Free Falling" called "I'm 
Freezing," a little girl named 
Haylie and her mom stop and 
request the song "I'eardrops 
On My Guitar." Unfortunately, 
we don't know it since neither 
of us listens to country music 
much; instead of you singing 
to us, I could play the song for 
you, Haylie says. We are re- 
ally impressed with her skills; 
you're going to be a rock star 
someday, we tell her. They 
thank us and encourage us 
with a few more dollars 

We engage in a few more 
conversations, make up a few 
more songs about singing on 
the bridge, not making much 
monej', and about another 
girl \vhose name only slightly 



rhymes with "banana." We're 
in "Round Two" of our gig, 
and since we figured out we 
don't know any other songs, 
we re-sing all the songs from 
"Round One." It's almost 3:30, 
and the day has turned cloudy 
and gloomy. We withstand the 
cold for a few more minutes to 
see if we can make a few more 
dollars. Finally, we give up and 
pack up our stuff. We've made 
$13.11, only $1.89 short of our 
goal, which we agree is super. 
We didn't get to do ever>'- 
thing we wanted to and Zach 
never showed up, but at least 
we had fun, Rika says. Neither 
of us thinks it's a good idea to 
live like this all the time, but 
we know we always have an al- 
ternative if we're short on cash 
or just want to have some ran- 
dom fun. 



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



reli gion 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 

Maranatha Hay 

Religion Editor 

mhay@50uthern.edu 



Life brings changes and sometimes in the form of Faith 



Anyone who knows Suran- 
ny Villamizar knows that .le- 
sus is her number one passion. 
She shares Him with ever>'- 
one through Bible studies and 
canvassing on a regular basis. 
Three years ago, Surannj' and 
her family left their home in 
Columbia for this purpose. 

One day, her dad received a 
call from a friend asking if the 
Villaraizars would be willing 
lo move to a town in Virginia 
where there were no Spanish 
Adventists lo .start a Spanish- 
speaking church, 

At first Suranny was hesitant 
to leave, but through prayer 
she knew it was His will. 

The family asked for one 
sign in particular— that the 
famiU' would be able lo get 
iheir visas, which could lake 
up to two or more years. The 




Villamizar's applied in Decern- ued to struggle \^^th her faith; 

her, and in April ihey were in she would come home from 

the stales. There \v;is no doubt her new school, where she friends 

that it was God's will. could not speak the language, 

However, Suranny contin- and ask her mom, "TVhy are we 



here? Let's go back to Colum- 

Her mother wisely an- 
swered, "We are here because 
God brought us here." Suranny 
could not argue with that— she 
knew they were here for a pur- 
pose. As Suranny reflected on 
what her mom saidshe realized 
that God had worked in many 
ways to provide for them. He'd 
gi\'en them a house, a car, free 
schooling, as well as food that 
would mysteriously show up 
on their doorslep. 

God was alwa>3 proving 
Himself lo the Villamizar 
family, including healing Pas- 
tor Villamizar's skin cancer 
so that he could continue the 
work which he and his family 
had been called to complete. 

Today Suranny and her 
ng a small 
group very appropriately 
called Faith. 



Once Suranny asked me, 
"Who doesn't have lazy faith? 
We all do right? We want to 
have a stronger faith and we 
can do only that through Christ 
who strengthens us." 

Let Christ strengthen your 
faith today in whatever way 
He chooses. After all. He made 
you and longs to give you the 
desires of your heart. Remem- 
ber these verses tliat helped 
Suranny during times of dis- 
couragement, when you feel 
torn from things familiar for 
the sake of Christ. 

"So he said to them, 'As- 
suredly, I say to you, there is 
no one who has left house or 
parents or brothers or wife or 
children, for the sake of the 
kingdom of God, who shall 

in this present time, and in 
the age to come eternal life'" 
(Luke i8: 29-30). 



Undiscovered Country: What is your goal and destination? 



;..\THA H.v 



When 1 was five, I hated 
wearing clothes. Every morn- 
ing, my mom would catch me. 
pin me down and then dress 
me in different clothes that 
! didn't get to pick out. The 
minute she had yanked on 
my pants and shirl, I \vould 
squirm out of her arms, run 
out the front door, and imme- 
diately rip them off. 

One August day, Rhonda, 
the school bus driver with fi\'e 
teeth, drove up our driveway 
to spread some small Ioi\t\ 
gossip. The ftrst thing she saw 
was me, running wildly around 
outside, wearing nothing but 
rubber boots. Rolling down 
her window, she yelled out of 
her 1977 Monte Cario, "If you 
think >ou can go to school next 
week like thai, you got another 
thang cominT I ran away from 
her. Rhonda scared me. 

The next week my mom 
sat me down and we had our 
first serious conversation. 
"Maranatha, you are going 
to school today and you need 



skirl and , 



had a pink bow lied in my hair. 
In school, when ever>one else 
was learning how lo stand 
in line, I was learning how to 
keep my clothes on. I've been 
multi-tasking ever since. 

Life is risky busi- 
ness; there will 
probably be some 
fender benders 
along the way. 



This December, I'm gradu- 
ating, and I'm scared. I wish I 
could \\iggle out of it and run 
away, but apparently, it's time 
I start ivearing clothes. Rega- 
lia, specifically. 

Friday I finished the last 
paper of my college career. In 
a couple of days I will take my 
last test, eat my last meal in 



the cafeteria, and say good-bye 
lo m\' dearest friends. 

The future can be so intimi- 
dating, can't it? It stretches 
out endlessly before us, like a 
yawning plain and we can't see 
the terrain. Will the journe\ be 
smooth, or rockj'? 

College is finished and in 
less than a month, I'll have my 
own retirement plan, a garden, 
and maybe even a cat. Some of 
mj' friends might be over thir- 
ty. Yikes. 

Shakespeare calls this place 
the Undiscovered Country- For 
him, it is a place "from whose 
bourn, no traveler returns." 
Bourn being old English for 
"goal" or "destination." 

What is your Undiscovered 
Country? What uncharted ter- 
ritory ftightens you to your 
\ery core? So many potentials 
remain unexplored or untried 
because we're terrified of-what 
we might find. 

In two weeks I am going to 
climb into a car loaded with 
junk from three years of col- 
lege. Then I'll drive for three 
da>^ into the unfamiliar. 




But I won't be alone and I 
ne\'er have been. Whatever 
you're wTesding with right 
now, where\'er you're going, 
you and God are doing it to- 
gether, whether )'ou feel like it 
or not. God is taking you on a 
journey that is stretching you, 
deepening you into someone 
you don't believe you can be. 

But you can, and that's the 
beauty of it. With God, the 
possibilities are endless— as 
eternal as the road is in front 
of you right now. Take His 
hand and a deep breath, be- 
cause with God in the driver's 
seat, it's going to be quite a 
ride. Life is risky business; 



there will probably be some 
fender benders along the way. 
But one daj', you'll look back 
at the distance you've come 
and be stunned by the mileage 
you've gained. 

Isn't that better than staying 
home naked, day after day? 

"Yet I am always -with you; 
you hold me by m)' right hand. 
You guide me with your coun- 
sel, and afterward you will take 
me into glory. Whom have I in 
heaven but you? And earth has 
nothing I desire besides you. 
My flesh and my heart my fail, 
but God is the strength of my 
heart and my portion forever" 
(Psahn 73: 23-26). 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



who to look for in college basketball 



With the holiday season 

lere, we should take time to 

I notice three things: friends, 

family.-.and collegebasketball. 

Fans all around the counto' 

2 thankftil for this momen- 

as occasion. Games have 

I been played; some teams are 

still undefeated, M-hile others 

have suffered crushing defeats 

[ atthehandsofless-than-spec- 

tacular opponents. 

t the moment, there are 9 
I undefeated teams in the As- 
sociated Press' Top 25. North 
Carolina is number one, and 
except for their game against 
Da\idson, the Tar Heels have 
been lights out. Seven of their 
eight \'ictories have been by 
; points or more, but only 
\1ctory has come against 
I a ranked team; #25 BYU. The 



Tar Heels can put up num- 
bers, but if they want to prove 
they're the real deal, they need 
to beat a few ranked teams. 
Looking ahead in the sched- 
ule, North Carolina will only 
face foiu- ranked teams; and 
none until January 16 against 
Clemson. They're number one 
now (undeservedly so), but un- 
til they beat a team that could 
give them some trouble, I am 
not a believer. They definitely 
get to the tournament, but not 
as number one. 

UCLA and Kansas are two 
other exciting teams to watch. 
Right now, UCLA's offense is 
unranked but their field goal 
percentage is what keeps them 
in games and they have shown 
they can win the close ones. 
Kansas on the other hand, is 
ranked thirteenth and seventh 
in scoring offense and shoot- 
ing percentage respectively. 
They are one of the lone un- 



defeated teams left and their 
schedule looks to prove their 
mettle by the time the season 
is over. Kansas will be a battle- 
hardened team and could pos- 
sibly Min the national title. 

Now here is a Cinderella 
team for the tourney: the In- 
diana Hoosiers. The>' are a 
team on the rise. Freshman 
guard, Eric Gordon, has been 
outstanding and is pro\ing to 
be a true diaper dandy, Everj- 
one expected him to be a role 
player off the bench, but Gor- 
don has been the spark plug 
this team needs. He's a\'erag- 
ing twent>'-four points a game 
ondshooting fifty percent from 
beyond three-point land. The 
Hoosiers are not a Onderella 
team in terms of appearing out 
of nowhere and shocking the 
nation, but they are an under- 
rated team loaded with talent. 




National Headunes 



I Petrino says goodbye to 
I Falcons, NFL, headed to 
I Arkansas Razorbacks 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) 
_ Barely 24 hours after anoth- 
er bloivout loss with the Atlan- 
I ta Falcons, Bobby Petrino ^vas 
back in college football. 

Petrino was hired by Arkan- 
as, capping a whirlwind day in 
I which he stunningly resigned 
from the Falcons after just 13 
I games. Petrino succeeds Hous- 
n Nutt, who stepped down at 
I Arkansas two weeks ago and 
became the head coach at Mis- 
sissippi. 
"Today was a day of deci- 
I sion," Petrino said at a late- 
night news conference in 
Fayelte\'ille. "It was difficult 
on one side, very easy on the 
I other. It was difficult to leave 
Atlanta, the staff, players, fans. 
I The timing ofit probably is the 
thing that made it most diffi- 
I cuh. Coming to Arkansas was 
the easy part" 

Petrino got a five-year deal 
worth $2.85 million per year 
to take over the Razorbacks, 
according to an athletic de- 
partment spokesman. 
Arkansas had been look- 



ing for a coach for two weeks 
to replace Nutt, who resigned 
after a tumultuous season 
of his own. The Razorbacks 
came close to hiring Wake 
Forest's Jim Grobe last week, 
but Grobe remained \vith the 
Demon Deacons and Arkansas 
fans had to wonder whether 
the school could attract a big- 
name coach. 

In Petrino, the Razorbacks 
found one, Petrino went 41-9 
in four years at Louisville, 
coaching some of the highest- 
scoring teams in the country 
before leading in January to 
join the Falcons. 

Woods continues his dom- - 
ination of PGA Tour 

THOUSAND OAKS, Cahf. 
(AP) - No one came close to 
matching Tiger Woods on the 
PGA Tour, which is becoming 
as predictable as Woods being 
voted the PGA Tour player of 
the year. 

With seven victories and 
another major championship. 
Woods won the award for the 
third straight season and the 
ninth time in his 11 years since 
he turned pro. The only ques- 



tions now are whether he's 
playing his best gotf, and how 
much better he can get. 

"Is he spoiling ever>'one?" 
Brad Faxon asked after a pro- 
am round at the Target World 
Challenge. "I don't see anyone 
close. I don't see who the next 
guy is." 

Phil Mickelson was the only 
other player on the PGA Tour 
ballot ivith three xictories, in- 
cluding The Players Champi- 
onship. Woods won the money 
title by more than $5 million 
over Mickelson, and Woods' 
stroke average was 1.4 shots 
per round lower than Ernie 
Els. 

But when asked to review 
his year. Woods spent a lot of 
time looking at lost shots. 

He was tied for the lead at 
some point in the final round 
of the Masters and U.S. Open 
and was a runner-up in both 
of them by a combined three 
shots. And the only tourna- 
ment he failed to win during 
the PGA Tour Playoffs was at 
the Deutsche Bank Champion- 
ship, where he took nine more 
putts than Mickelson in the 
final round and finished t^vo 



"I had a great chance to win 
three of the four majors this 
year," Woods said. "I finished 
second in two of them. I was 
just a few shots away from 
basically doing what I did in 
2000. What did I finish, sec- 
ond to Phil? And then the two 
major championships. If I get 
those done, gel those squared 
a\raj', people would probablj' 
be comparing it to 20QO, if not 
better." 

The 2000 season has al- 
ways been the benchmark for 
Woods, when he won nine of 
20 starts on the PGA Tour, In- 
cluding the final three majors. 

Judge tired of Vick's be- 
havior before trial, sen- 
tences Vick to 23 months 

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ 
Michael Vick was sentenced 
to prison for running a dog- 
fighting operation and will 
slay there longer than two co- 
defendants, up to 23 months, 
because he lied about his in- 
volvement when he was sup- 
posed to be coming clean to 
the judge who would decide 



his f^te. 

The disgraced NFL star 
received a harsher sentence 
than the others in the federal 
conspiracy' case because of 
less than truthful" statements 
about kilUng pit bulls. 

Vick said he accepted re- 
sponsibility for his actions, 
but U.S. District Judge Heniy 
E. Hudson said he wasn't so 

"I'm not convinced youVe 
fully accepted responsibility," 
Hudson told Vick, who arrived 
in court wearing the black- 
and-white striped prison uni- 
form he was issued when he 
voluntarily surrendered Nov. 
19 to begin serving his sen- 
tence early. 

Despite the early surrender, 
a public apolog)' and partici- 
pation in an animal sensitivi^' 
training course, Vick was de- 
nied an "acceptance of respon- 
sibility" credit that would have 
reduced his sentence. Federal 
prosecutors opposed awarding 
Vick the credit. 

Along with the prison term, 
Vick was fined $5,000 and will 
serve three years' probation 
after his release. 



10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2007 



chatter 



Community Service Day | 

Communit>' Service Day w\l 
be on Monday, .Ian. 21. Plan 
to join your fellow students in 
sening c 



SIFE Event | Would you like 
to know what the Bible says 
about your finances? Would 
you like lo be able to help oth- 
ers learn how to manage mon- 
ey God's way? Interested in a 
small group setting? Please 
contact Mandy Brady via 
email to mandyb(fflsouthern. 
edu, or call 423-236-2651 for 
more information. 

Tidings of Comfort and Joy | 

The ensembles at Southern's 
School of Music invite you to 
experience true holiday cheer! 
Sing your fa\'orite carols with 
our brass ensemble, combined 
choirs and orchestra. Bask in 
the beauty and majesty of 
Gustav Hoist's St. Paul's Suite 
and Christmas Day. Join us 
on Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. 
for Vespers or Saturday, Dec. 
15 at 4 p.m. in the Collegedale 
Church as we celebrate the 

Candle Light Vigil | There 
Mill be a candle-light prayer 
and praise \igil after ves- 
pers Friday, Dec. 14 in Taylor 
Cirlce. If weather is bad it \vill 
be held inside the Collegedale 
Church! 



Upcoming events calendar 



Friday, December 14 
5:29 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 
School of Music Christmas 
Concert 

After Vespers - Axiom: 

The Surest Way to Doom a 

Relationship," Dr. 

Coombs, Activities Room in 

Collegedale Church 

After Vespers - Hymn Sing, 

Talge Chapel 

Saturday, December 1 5 

9 fit »J;30 a.m. - Church Ser- 
vice, Collegedale Church, John 

10 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 
10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 



Mathewson, Jacqui Reed, 
Christina Sanders, Corliss 
Lawler, Andrew Knittel, An- 
drea Facemire, Elida Pacheco 

December 1 6 | Josh Frak- 
er, Leah Bermudez, Ana Preza, 
.feremy Meyer, Amber Brown, 
Anna Ross 

December 17 | ZofiaMash- 
chak, Mark Cloutier, Joey Gi- 
ampa, Ashton Coons, Stephen 
Jenks, Tony Morin 

December 18 | Justin 
Hamer, Clarissa Silvels, Brit- 
tany Webster, Alexandra Pa- 
gan, Elizabeth Wang 

December 19 | Amanda 
Scapes, Ken Morton, Tiffany 
Larson. Linda Hsu, Kharis 
Dotson, Josh Huddleston, 
Brett Escarza, Caressa Rogers 

December 20 \ Bryan 
Reyes, Sarah Simpson, Daniel 



CA, Mike Fulbright 
10:15 a.m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 
11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
Lynn Wood, NOW Ministries 
2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp, 
Flagpole in front of Wright 
Hall 

3 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries, 
Wright Hall Steps 

4 p.m. - School of Music 
Christmas Concert, Church 
5-5:45 P-m. - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

7 p.m. - SON Club Christmas 
Party, Student Center 
Club & Department Christmas 
Parties, Various Times & Lo- 



Sunday, December 1 6 



Semester Exams (1 6-1 9) 
12 p.m.-i2 a.m. - McKee Li- 
brary Open 

Monday, December 17 

8 a.m.-i2 a.m. - McKee U- 
brarj- Open 

9 a.m.-3 p.m. - Hot Drinks 
& Grilled PB&J on the Prom- 
enade, Student 

9 a.in.-5 p.m. - Book Buy 
Back, Campus Shop 
7-10 p.m. - Bread Night, 
Thatcher & Thatcher South 

Tuesday, December 1 8 

Last day lo make up Winter & 
Summer 2007 incompletes 

8 a.m.-i2 a.m. - McKee Li- 
brary Open 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Book Buy 



Back, Campus Shop 
12 p.m. - Tornado Siren Test 
7 p.m. - School of Nursing 
Dedication, Church 

Wednesday, December 1 9 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Book Buy 
Back, Campus.Shop 
5 p.m. - McKee Library- Clos- 



Tbursday, December 20 

Christmas Break {20 - Jan. 6) 

No Classes 

Universit>' Health Center 

Closed (20 - Jan. 5) 

McKee Library Closed (20 - 

9 a.m.-3 p.m. - Book Buy 
Back, Campus Shop 



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Vehicles 

1985 Nissan 300 zx | 2+2. t- 
tops, a/t, a/c, ps, pb, silver grey, 
$1,999 obo. €311423-396-2413. 



1997 GMC Sonoma | 2 wheel 
dri\'e. ii6oooMi 4cyl, 5 spd- Ex- 
tended cab w/third door. Has 
New AC Compressor. Ball Joints 
and Wheel bearings are great. 
Runs excellanL Body has a few 
minor blisters on dris-ers side 
fender and below third door. 
Call Josh at 724-747-8896. 

Subaru Legat^ | Runs good. 
S800 - Price negotiable. Call 
937-475-7397 or email dtang@ 
southem,edu. 

Infoihi J30 I Heated leather 
seats, Bose CD, cruise control, 
sunroof auto, runs great, clean 
title, 1996,130k, 180CC, V6. 
S6,50D obo. Call 423-238-0087 
or 423-236-2080. 

2005 Suzuki Burgman 400 
Scooter | 12k miles; runs ex- 
cellent; 3.4 gallon gas tank; 



Vehicles 

180+miies on full tank; goes up 
to 100 mph; storage space under 
seat; highway capable; motorcy- 
cle jacket; 2 helmets; motorcycle 
boots; leather winter gloves; 
original price $6000; $4000 
obo. Call 678-362-7887. 

Seat Covers for sale | 2 ying 
yang black car seat covers. Good 
condition. Only $20. Call An- 
dre^v at 236-7266. 

Four 17 inch Chrome 
Wheels for sale! See pictures 
at http://chattanooga.craigslist, 
org/pts/4903736o3.html. Call 
Joel at 918-521-5643. 

Housing 

Female roommate wanted to 
share furnished mobile home, 
Internet access, washer/dryer, 
and fully equipped kitchen pro- 
vided. Biking distance to SAU. 
Located off of University Drive. 
S275 a month + electric. Call 
Jen at 423-503-3404. 



Housing 

Female roonunatc u-anted 
for a beautiful, fully flimished 
apartment. Apartment comes 
with ivasher/dryer, free inter- 
net, and central heat and air. 
Great location, within walking 
distance from campus. Cost is 
$275/mo. + electric. Must love 
cats. Call Jackie at 704-796-1616 
oremailjsdaily@southern.edu. 

Female RooDvoiate wanted 
to share house. S250/ mo. plus 
S250 move in deposit. E-mail 



Miscellaneous 

ASAP at 236-7266 or email at 



Female roommate to share a 
two bedroom, two bath home. 
S350 a month includes all utili- 
ties, phone, internet (wireless), 
trash, \a\vn, electricity, and 
water. It's 2 miles from South- 
em. If interested please call 
917-442-4027 or email lywil- 
son@southem,edu. 

Looking for a ride close to 
Grand Junction, Colorado. Well 
help with gas. Contact Andrew 



LookingfbraDjembe | Ifyou 
have one in good condition that 
you are wanting to sell please 
contact Kristy at 423-774-0551. 

Gift Baskets | Nice Christmas - 
gifts for sisters, mothers and 
girlfriends. Will help sponsor a 
Maranatha Volunteer to India. 
For detaDs call: 423-619-5935 or 
e-mail cesquill@southem.edu. 

Shoes for sale | Womens sz. 
10, Dr. Marten's, t-strap mary 
janes, 2-inch platform, very 
good condition! Used maybe 
three times, have a few scuffs 
on the toes, nothing too major. 
I Women's size lo. Black dressy 
sneakers. Criss cross elastic 
straps with a velcro closure. 
Used maybe twice. Contact car- 
pion@southern,edu for pictures 
or call at X7038. 



Miscellaneous 

Wedding dress for sale | 

Never worn. Best offer. Call 
270-991-4622 or email tracic@ 
southem.edu. 



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graduation, schools, bands, 
organizations, promotion for 
events, or presents. Affordable, 
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 200B 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 14 



Oakwood is now 
a university 



MattHerzel 



Oakwood College is now 
I Oakwood University follow- 
1 Jan. 2 announcement 
I by school leadership. At the 
press conference, Oakwood 
I President Dr. Delbert Baker 
n outlined the new Master 
I of Arts in Pastoral Studies— 
niversit/s first graduate 
[ program. 

Oakwood, a Seventh-day 
I Adventist College in Huntsville 
Alabama, began the masters 
program this semester with 
! 15 students enrolled. 
I The program is not designed 
is a divinity program. Instead, 
I Baker told the Adventist Re- 
view that the program is de- 
signed for older laypeople who 
want to be better equipped 
I for leadership positions in the 
I church. 

"TVe think it's a great thing, 

re're moving to the next level 

ind offering our constituents 

I another opportunity," Baker 

I told the Review. 

Students are happy with 
I the change but they empha- 
: that nothing has really 
I changed for most of the un- 



"It sounds better to say 'I 
> to Oakwood University" 
I instead of Oakwood college, 
I but the school itself hasn't re- 
■ changed," said Ashante 
I Lucombe, a freshman english 
education major at Oakwood. 
Although the Commission 
m Colleges of the Southern 
I Association of Colleges and 
" Schools voted to allow Oak- 
wood to offer graduate de- 
grees back in late June, the 
ol's name wasn't officially 

SEE OAKWOOD, PAGE 3 




KJi. Davis, shown here in this phi 



students and faculty alike. 



K.R. Davis, Southern icon, dies at 86 



The university lost a be- 
loved professor, mentor and 
friend Wednesday. 

K.R- Davis, 86, was admit- 
ted to Memorial North Park 
Hospital Jan. 9 for pneumonia 
and congestive heart failure. 
He died Wednesday morning. 

"He was so many things to 
so m2iny people," said Kari 
Shultz, director of student life 



and activities. "It's a huge hole 
for students, the university 
and the staff." 

Davis spent the majority of 
the last 50 years at Southern 
working in many different ca- 
pacities. During that time he 
was men's dean, an adjunct 
religion professor, counselor, 
SA sponsor and recruiter. 
When Davis retired in 1993, 
he continued bis service to the 
university in whatever way he 
could, including wood-work- 



ing projects and continuing SA 
sponsorship and recruiting. 

"I'm so sad that future gen- 
erations won't get to know 
K-R-," said Ansley Howe, 
senior nursing major who 
became friends with Davis 
through Southern Missionary 
Church. 

While Davis is gone, his 
spirit is alive on campus. 

"In every building, there's 



SDA school in 
Kenya attacked 



When the average student is 
constantly bombarded by news 
of violence in far-off places it 
is possible to become desen- 
sitized to it. However, news of 
hostility toward Seventh-day 
Adventists in other countries 
tends to make one realize how 
real the current conflicts are. 

Due to the riots following 
the December elections in 
Kenya, a mob of about 1,000 
people ralhed outside of the 
University of Eastern Africa 
(UEA), a Seventh-day Adven- 
tist university located in Ke- 
nya. As a result, about 200 
students and faculty were 
evacuated on Dec. 31 to a lo- 
cal poUce station, according to 
church leaders in Kenya. 

"It is a nightmare to meet 
them. Some are drunk and 
others are baying for blood. 
We are fear-frozen and prayer 
takes a new meaning," said 
Caesar Wamalika, chaplain at 
UEA who stayed at the uni- 
versity for the duration of the 
conflict. 

He added that up until Jan. 

SEE ATTACK, PACE 3 



Campus getting ready to become "InStyle" 



InStyle posters, signs, pins, 
and more have been seen all 
over campus this year adver- 
tising that service is in style, 
the theme of Southern's Com- 
munity Service Day on Jan. 



Community Service Day 
gives students an opportunity 
to reach out and let the pub- 
he know that Southern is not 
just about educating, but cdso 
about modeling Jesus' life to 
others, said Renee Baumgart- 
ner, SA Community Service 
Director. 

"It's essential to let people 



know this day exists, that it's 
fun, and that it's purposeful," 
Baumgartner said. 

A lot of publicity has been 
done to raise student aware- 
ness of Community Service 
Day. There were subtle re- 
minders about it last semester, 
such as on the SA Christmas 
card. However, this semester 



the reminders have been more 
dehherate. Announcements, 
stickers and shirts are just a 
few of the ways students have 
been informed about the up- 
coming service opportunity. 

According to Baumgartner, 
there are 56 sites that students 



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THURSDAY, JANUARY 1 7, 2008 



Celebrate NEWSTART 



Student clubs on campus are 
hoping to give members of the 
coraraunit>- a NEWSTART. 

On Sunday, Jan. 27, South- 
ern students, faculty, and mem- 
bers of the communit>' A\i!l be 
holding a health expo, themed, 
"Celebrate NEWSTARr at 
Patten Towers in doimtovvn 



"We will be trjing to co\'er 
the mental, physical, and spir- 
itual needs of the residents of 
Patten Towers, said Jon Mill- 
er, coordinator of the event. 

Patten Towers is a resident 
building on nth St. in Chatta- 
nooga housing over 250 resi- 
dents. Many of the residents 
have addictive beha^^o^s, 
mental illnesses, or cannot af- 
ford medical care or insurance. 
Miller said. 

When the residents arrive 
for the expo, they will be greet- 
ed and asked to register. Once 
registered, they \vill be given 
a "passport" containing infor- 
mation on each of the booths 
set up. At each booth there will 
be professionals waiting to as- 
sist the residents with infor- 
mation on the eight essential 
elements of the NEWSTART 
program. Once the residents 
visit the booth, their passport 
will be stamped. At the end, 
for those who have x-isited 
each booth, there will be free 
food provided. 

Organizers of the expo hope 



long-term health reform," MiD- 
er said. "We want to continue 
to have a presence there." 

Several of the clubs are 
planning on follow-up visits. 

Anh Pham, president of the 
Bible Workers Ouh, said bible 
studies be given in the upcom- 
ing weeks for those interested. 

Pham said the spiritual part 
of the NEWSTART program 
is essential because "once you 
learn to follow God, the rest of 
your life will follow suit." 

So far 10 Southern clubs 
and over 100 volunteers will 
be helping out at the event. 

This is a wonderful way for 
student organizations to col- 
laborate together," said Kan 
Shultz, director of student life 
and activities. "We are stron- 
ger as a unit than individu- 
ally.- 

If interested in volunteer- 
ing, contact your club or major 
department. Free transporta- 
tion will be given. 



this ; 






NEWSTART 

Nutrition 

Exercise 

Water 

Sunlight 

Temperance 

Air 

Rest 

Trust in God 



SOUTHERN ^ ACCENT 



VieSludenI Voice Since J 926 



I.AURt Chamberlain 



Students stranded in Kenya 



Over Christmas break t\vo 
Southern students who went 
on a short-term mission trip 
to Kenya, Scott Johnson and 
Lucas Dobj'ns, were detained 
due to civil unrest caused by 
the recent presidential elec- 

A group of sev'en people left 
on Dec. 19 on a mission trip 
sponsored by the North Caro- 
bna Conference. They went to 
train young people in Kenya to 
lead FLAG camps across the 
country. They were scheduled 
to return Jan. 6. However, 
when the local airport was 
turned into a refugee camp 
after the elections, the group 
\V3S stuck in Kenya and had no 
idea when they would be able 
to leave, according to Naomi 
Dob>'ns, Lucas' sister and a 
freshman elementary educa- 
tion major at Southern. 

"Lucas is my best friend 
hands down," she said. "At 
times I wanted to cry, but I 
know that God's taking care of 
him." 




But Lucas said he was hap- 
py that they had the chance to 
stay longer. 

.- Before we 

even heard about 

any of the unrest 

we were hoping 

we could stay 

later because 

there was more 

work to do. 



"Before we evenheard about 
any of the unrest we were hop- 
ing we could stay later because 



there was more vi'ork to do," 
he said. The whole thing was 
a blessing in disguise." 

The weekend after the)' 
were planned to return, the 
evangelistic team had rough- 
ly tvrice the congregation at 
church than the pre\ious Sab- 
bath. It was a jump from about 
300 people to about 600, said 
Kevin Johnson, Scott's broth- 
er and a sophomore physical 
education major. 

Lucas expressed that their 
group was never in an>' danger, 
and said. The place we were 
staying was one of the safest 
places in the countrj'. We did 
not encounter any violence ex- 
cept what we saw in the papers 
and on TV." 



Rise in book prices not arbitrary 



Many Southern students 
head straight to the Campus 
Shop for school supplies and 
textbooks because of its con- 
venience and selection, but 
also complain about the inflat- 
ed prices they find there. How- 
ever, there is a reason that the 
prices are marked up. 

When new textbooks are 
published, the Campus Shop 
is obligated to pay whatever 
price the publisher sets, said 
Bonnie Myers, textbook man- 
ager for the shop. And these 
prices are gradually going up. 

"It's not unusual for text- 
books to jump S7 in price from 
one semester to the next." My- 

Textbook prices used to re- 
mam stable for se\eral years 
before jumping, but now ad- 
ditional resources such as CDs 
and access codes for online 
components are pushing pric- 
es up constantly, Myers said. 
Also, increasing paper and 
transportation costs, as weD as 
frequent edition 1 




to textbook prices. 

"We get frustrated with the 
way they change editions so 
much," said Laraine Murray, 
a supplies purchaser for the 
Campus Shop. 

Despite these factors, the 
Campus Shop is taking mea- 
sures to help students save 
mone\- on textbooks. These 
include purchasing from used 
book companies, such as Fol- 
lett Corporation and the Ne- 



braska Company, and Book 
Buy-Back. At Book Buy-Back, 
Southern students can sell 
their used textbooks back to 
the shop for cash. The books 
are then resold the following 
semester, said Mjers. 

Professors can also sa\o 
students money on textbooks, 
said Myers. The sooner pro- 
fessors place their textbook 
orders the less expensive they 
will be. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 



Camp-themed midwinter party 



On Saturday night students 
ot the chance to feel like 
I campers again, or maybe for 
the first time, at the SA Mid- 
I Winter Party aptly named 
I Camp Gordon. 

The activities for the eve- 
I ning included some t>'pica]ly 
found at camp such as roll 
call, flag lowering, a scavenger 
hunt and other games. At the 
end of the night the students 
ang classic camp songs. 
SA Social Vice President 
I Scott Kabel said he likes trying 
^ things and having events 
I that have a purpose. The pur- 
I pose of this event v/as to give 
I students a feel for camp, espe- 
cially the ones who had never 

"We're giving people the 
I chance to he campers again," 
Kabel said. "We're saymg 
I 'here's a portion of camp, take 

Though the turnout was rel- 
atively small, around 150 stu- 



K^^^B h ^B&i^^ ■ ^1^ ^H ^KM 



Jonathan Lanius, Stephen Wright, Nicholas Clough, and Chris 

Clouzet led their "cabin" in a cheer at Saturday night's Camp 

Gordon. 

dents Kahel said, those who enced it, it was a lot of fun and 

attended seemed to enjoy the completely not what I 



theme and activities. 

"For all the people that go 
to camp, it's a fun reminder," 
said Benji Weigand, a senior 
computer systems administra- 

Some had their doubts, but 
after taking part, enjoyed it 

"When I actually experi- 



pecting," said Jose Laverde, a 
senior computer science ma- 
jor. 

Abner Sanchez, a junior 
elementaiy education major, 
agreed that the party was a 
success and said, "Camp was 
one of my favorite things, and 
to bring it to Southern was a 
great idea." 



Service 

Continued from Pg. 1 

choose from on Community 
I Service Day. These include in- 
teracting with children, paint- 
ing, clearing trails, and visit- 
ing the elderly among other 
things. 

Getting a group of friends 
together is a great way to make 
this day a lot of fun, Baum- 
gartner said. 

"A good friend invited me 
to have fun vrith their group 
serving others on our day off 
from classes. Personal invites 
top distant posters any day," 
said Kristina Dunn, a junior 
pre-occupational therapy ma- 
jor. 

Participants in Commu- 
nity Service Day will receive 
convocation credit as well as 
a free breakfast, t-shirt and 
lunch from Panera, Baum- 
gartner said. 

The goal for the number 
of students participating this 
semester in Community Ser- 
vice Day is 800, an increase of 
100 from last year's participa- 
tion, Baumgartner said. The 
shident association Web site 
shows currently 610 students 



are signed up. 

Signing up for Community 
Service Day was easy said Dan- 
ielle Baasch, a senior pre-med 
music major, "You just cHck 
on it [the service site you've 
chosen], type your name and 
you're done." 

Students interested inpartici- 
pating in Community Service 
Day can go to the SA office 
or contact Audrey Cooper at 
coopera@southem.edu. 

Attack 

Continued from Pg. 1 

til Jan. 3 the university had 
daily threats. 



"On I 



> had 



to give out a bull for them to 
slaughter and guarantee us 
peace." Wamalika said. 

The UEA cancelled classes 
during the time of unrest, but 
planned to reopen them this 
week, said Venus Clausen, 
professor at UEA, However, 
Dave Ekkens, professor of bi- 
ology at Southern, who was 
corresponding with Clausen 
through email has not heard 
back from her in several days 



and is not sure if they have re- 
sumed classes or not. 

"You feel really helpless 
when you're 8,000 mUes away 
from them," said Ekkens, who 
has known the Clausen fam- 
ily since he v/as in graduate 
school. 

Although the unrest has 
quieted since the election, the 
conflict is not over. The riots 
left 612 dead, said Rachel Ar- 
ungah, chairwoman of the Hu- 
manitarian Services Commit- 
tee. In addition, according to 
the Associated Press 200,000 
people remain homeless in 

Davis 

Continued from Pg. 1 

at least one piece of furni- 
ture K.R. built," said Donnie 
Lighthall, assistant director 
for the service department 
who worked with Davis on 
many projects. 

And one of students' favor- 
ite places to eat on campus is 
named for him — KR's Place. 

Greg Rumsey, dean of the 
School of Journalism & Com- 
munication, said he has ap- 
preciated Davis' commitnient 



New site to connect SAU 



The Southern Student As- 
sociation is set to launch a 
new Web site within the next 
month. 

"I want to make it easier 
for students to get involved 
on campus; whether it is with 
ministries, activities, or just 
sociahzing mth people who 
have similar mterests," said 
Jason Ortega, SA senator 
and sophomore business ma- 
jor. Ortega played a big part 
in finding the money for the 
site and proposing it to the SA 
Senate. 

SA president Barry Howe 
came up with the idea to cre- 
ate an online directory to 
connect student leaders and 
student body during his cam- 
paign last spring. He wanted it 
to offer students the opportu- 
nity to have a central location 
where they could get informa- 
tion about upcoming campus 
and club activities. The site 
cost $2,500 to launch and is 
sponsored by SA. 

"We want people to come to 
the Web site to get the infor- 
mation they need, instead of 
being deluged with ten irrel- 
evant e-mails," Howe said. 

The site was developed 
by Jason Neufeld, senior art 
and computer science ma- 
jor. Though work on the site 
only started during Christmas 
break, most of the technical is- 



sues have already been solved. 
Howe said students shouldn't 
expect a perfect site right away 
though, and that additional 
changes and improvements 
will be made in the future. 

The site will allow campus 
clubs and organizations to 
display upcoming events and 
other important information. 
Students will also be able to 
search by topic or area of in- 
terest, and will be given a list 
of what clubs offer it. 

We want peo- 
ple to come to the 
Web site to get 
the information 
they need, instead 
of being deluged 
with ten irrelevant 
e-mails. 

- Barry Howe Ji 5 

Though most students 
probably haven't heard about 
the site yet, many of the clubs 
are getting on board. 

Carrie Harlin, the director 
of the student organization 
Students in Free Enterprise, is 
excited about the site. 

"I definitely want to see a 
good majority of the organi- 
zations using it." Hariin said. 
"I think it will help those of us 
who aren't Web design peo- 
ple." 



since he was a student at 
Southern Missionary College. 

"He demonstrated a genu- 
ine interest in students and 
poured his soul into this insti- 
tution for generations," Rum- 
sey said. 

But the one word that 
summed up Davis is com- 
mitted, said Chris Carey, vice 
president for advancement. 

"[He was] committed to 
Christ, committed to Adven- 
tist education, committed to 
students, and committed to 
doing his best with talents 
and resources — while expect- 
ing the same in others," Carey 

A viewing for Davis will be 
held at the Heritage Funeral 
Home on East Brainerd Satur- 
day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be 
a private burial Sunday. 



Southern is also lowering 
the flag in honor of Davis. 

Oakwood 

Continued from Pg. 1 

announced until after the 
Pastoral Studies program was 
finalized. 

The Master of Arts in Pas- 
toral Studies is the first of a 
series of graduate programs 
the school hopes to offer in 
coming years. Although Baker 
hasn't announced anything 
specific, students have their 
own hopes for the future of 
Oakwood University. 

"I'd like to see them become 
more developed in their medi- 
cal studies and business and 
the arts," said Lydia Walker a 
freshman Psychology major. 



South East 
Youth Conference 

Jamiarv 17-20, 2008 



ONE... 



WAY 
TRUTH 
- LIFE 

Main Speakers: 

Jeffrey Rosario 
& Matt Parra 



Workshop topics Include: \ 

- True Love? Biblical Principles for Finding the One 

- Truth or Hoax? The Validity of Ellen G. White 

- Diving Deeper: Studying God's Word With the Spirit 

- Christian Apologetics: Defending your Faith in Today's World 

- Prevailing Over the Enemy: How to Lead a Victorious Christian Life 

Join us four the first two meetings on Thursday at 11 am and 7 pm: 

Coilegedo/e Church: Convocafion credit for both.' 
For the comprehensive schedule and locations, visit www.seyc.org. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT S 



your world 



3,200 Marines are being 
I told to prepare to deploy 
I to Afghanistan, military of- 
I ficials say 

WASHINGTON CAP) | Mili- 

I tary officials said that about 

3,200 Marines are being told 

) prepare to go to Afghani- 

;an — a move that will boost 

I combat troop levels in time for 

1 expected Taliban offensive 

I this spring. 

Once complete, the deploy- 
I ment would increase U.S. 
forces in Afghanistan to as 
much as 30,000, the highest 
level since the 2001 invjision 
after the terrorist attacks on 
the World Trade Center and 
the Pentagon. 

le notices come as explo- 
j rocked Kabul's most 
1 popular luxury hotel Monday, 
I killing at least six people, in- 
cluding one American and a 
I journalist from Norway. Of- 
ficials said the assault on the 
Serena Hotel by militants may 
signal a new era of Taliban at- 

The mihtarybegan notifying 
the Marines and their families 
over the weekend, as Defense 
Secretary Robert Gates was 
expected to sign the formal 
deployment orders. It was not 
clear Monday whether the or- 
ders had been signed yet. 

The proposal went to Gates 
on Friday, and while he told 
reporters that afternoon that 
he had some questions about 
the move, there has been ev- 
ery indication he was poised 
to approve it. 

Bush says he's hopeful that 
OPEC will raise oil produc- 
tion to ease pressure on 
prices 

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt 
(AP) I Saudi Arabia's Kmg Ab- 
dullah told President Bush he 
Was worried about the impact 
of high oU prices on the world 
economy, the White House 
said Wednesday. After their 
talks, Bush was hopeful that 
OPEC would authorize an in- 
crease in oil production. 

The White House did not 
say there was any commitment 
from the king about increasing 
oil output. The kingdom holds 
die world's largest oO supplies 









sions by OPEC. 

Worries about the economy 
and high oil prices have shot 
to the front of the U.S. presi- 
dential campaign. The White 
House seemed eager to por- 
tray Bush as dealing with the 
politically potent issue as he 
came under blistering criti- 
cism from the campaign trail. 

White House press secre- 
tary Dana Perino, traveling 
with the president on Air Force 
One en route to Egypt, offered 
a brief description of talks that 
Bush and the king had after 
dinner Tuesday night at the 
monarch's horse farm. 

"He (Bush) said that the 
king said that he understands 
the situation," Perino said. 
"He (the king) is worried about 
high oil prices and how they 
can negatively affect econo- 
mies around the world. 

The president said there's 
a hope that as a result of these 
conversations that OPEC 
would be encouraged to au- 
thorize an increase in produc- 
tion," Perino said. 

Kenya tightens security 
around parliament for first 
session since disputed elec- 
tion 

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) | 
The government tightened 
security Jiround Kenya's par- 
liament Tuesday for its first 
session since a disputed presi- 
dential election, a fight that 
has provoked deadly violence 
and was expected to carry 
over to the selection of a house 
spejiker. 

President Mwai Kibaki 
and opposition leader Raila 
Odinga were both due to be 
sworn in as legislators during 
the session. It would mark the 
first time the two have been in 
the same room since Odinga 
accused Kibaki of rigging the 
Dec. 27 vote to win re-elec- 

Soldiers were deployed 
around the building and some 
roads in the area blocked off. 
Riot police were stationed 
along nearby thoroughfares. 

A week of violence in the 
wake of the vote killed at least 
612 people and displaced hun- 



dreds of thousands, according 
to a government commission. 
Odinga's party spokesman, 
Ahmed Hashi, said that at- 
tending the parliament ses- 
sion convened by the president 
"does not mean recognizing 
the presidency of Kibald." 

Female suicide bomber 
strikes near Shiite mosque 
in Iraq, killing 8 civilians 

BAGHDAD (AP) I Awoman 
wearing a vest Uned with ex- 
plosives blew herself up near 
a popular market and Shiite 
mosque in turbulent Diyala 
province Wednesday, killing 
eight civilijuis — the latest in 
a growing number of female 
suicide attacks. 

Seven people were wounded 
in the bombing in Khan Bani 
Saad, a town nine miles south 
of Baqouba, Diyala's provin- 
cial capital, pohce said. 

Involving women in fight- 
ing violates religious taboos 
in Iraq, and a growing num- 
ber of female suicide attacks 
could indicate insurgents are 
becoming increasingly des- 
perate. U.S.-led forces are in- 
creasingly catching militants 
suspected of training women 
to become human bombs or 
finding evidence of efforts 
by al-Qaida in Iraq to recruit 
women, according to military 
records. 

Because of Muslim cultural 
sensitivities, women can be 
good candidates for suicide 
attacks when there are no fe- 
male security guards. Most 
Iraqis are conservative Mus- 
lims who believe physical 
contact is forbidden between 
women and men not related 
by blood or marriage. As a re- 
sult, women are often allowed 
to pass through male-guard- 
ed checkpoints without be- 
ing searched. In October, the 
U.S. Army trained 20 women 
to work as security guards in 
a Baghdad suburb after a fe- 
male suicide bomber entered a 
nearby building without being 
searched. 

Wednesday's bombing was 
the fourth female suicide at- 
tack in Iraq in three months, 
and all have taken place in Di- 
yala province. 



^ ^ 



Republican Presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 
holds up a front grill emblem from a 1962 Rambler American car, given to 
him during a campaign stop in Bluffton, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008. 
The Rambler was made by the American Motors Corp, which Romney's 
father, George Romney was the president, prior to becoming the governor 
of Michigan. (AP Photo/LM Otero) 



Romney scores convincing 
Michigan GOP victory, sets 
up scramble of early win- 
ners in S.C. 

DETROIT (AP) I Mitt Rom- 
ney scored his first major 
primary victory Tuesday, a 
desperately needed win in his 
native Michigan that gave his 
weakened presidential candi- 
dacy new life. It set the stage 
for a wide-open RepubUcan 
showdown in South Carolina 
injust four days. 

Three GOP candidates now 
have won in the first four states 
to vote in the 2008 primary 

fight that lacks a clear favorite 
as the race moves south for the 
first time. 

The fonner Massachusetts 
governor defeated John Mc- 
Cain, the Arizona senator who 
was hoping that independents 
and Democrats would join Re- 
pubhcans to help him repeat 
bis 2000 triumph here. Mike 
Huckabee, the former Arkan- 
sas governor, trailed in third, 
and former Tennessee Sen. 
Fred Thompson is making a 
last stand in South Carohna. 

"it's a victory of optimism 
over Washington-style pes- 
simism," Romney said in an 
Associated Press telephone 
interview from Southfield, 
Mich., echoing his campaign 
speeches and taking a poke at 
McCain, the four-term sena- 
tor he beat. "Now on to South 
Carolina, Nevada, Florida." 

Minimizing the significance 
of Tuesday's vote, McCain said 
he had called Romney to con- 
gratulate him "that Michigan 



welcomed their native son 
with their support." 

Recording: Caller pleaded 
with dispatcher for help 
during San Francisco Zoo 
tiger attack 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) | 
"It's a matter of life and death!" 
the caller screamed, but a 911 
dispatcher said there was a 
delay: Paramedics needed to 
make sure the tiger loose in 
the San Francisco Zoo wasn't 
going to attack them. 

Either Paul or Kulbir Dha- 
liwal made the 911 call from 
outside a zoo cafe on Dec. 25, 
asking that a hehcopter be 
brought in to rescue his broth- 
er, according to a recording of 
the call released Tuesday. 

By the time the call heard 
on the nearly seven-minute 
recording ends, the escaped 
Siberian tiger already had 
killed the Dhahwals' friend, 
17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr., 
outside the animal's enclosure 
and was creeping closer to the 

"At the cafe, we have the 
tiger!" an officer shouts into 
his radio just after 5:27 p.m., 
according to a recording of 
pohce dispatch traffic, about 
four minutes after the call be- 
tween the brother and the 911 
dispatcher ends. "We have the 
tiger attacking the victim!" 

Less than a minute later, 
smother call comes over the 
radio to stop shooting. 

"We have the cat. We shot 
the cat," an officer says. "The 
victim is being attended to." 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 1 7, 2008 

Anh Pham 

Opinion Editor 

anlnphamOsouthern.edu 



Married with children: Rart III 



For the last nine months 
I've worried and agonized 
about becoming a father. Such 
as: Would I be capable of the 
job? What did I get myself 
into? Etc., etc. 

I breathed a sigh of relief 
every week that passed when 
My Fair Lady didn't go into 

Finally it happened. 

"I'm having a contraction,'' 
My Fair Lady said. 

We headed to the hospital 
and 22 hours later our first 
child, a beautiful baby girl was 

But whatever questions I 
may have had vanished the 
t Reyna Joy was born 
>.m, Tuesday, Jan. 8. 



How is it that 1 can be mad- 
ly in love with someone I've 

I remember when Reyna 
was in the womb, My Fair 
Lady would have me by her 
belly, talking to our baby so 
she would know my voice. I 
often had one-sided conversa- 
tions with Reyna. Other times 
I would read from the Bible, 
Oswald Chambers, Mark Fin- 
ley, Ellen White, or some oth- 
er devotion. 



The 



the 



placed Reyna in my arms a 
feeling of exhilaration flooded 

When I said, "Reyna" she 
stopped cooing, opened her 
dark eyes and looked up at 
me. After that all I could do 
was hold her and cry. 




My Fair Baby demonstrates how she generates those ear-piercing 
screams faur times a night when she needs to be fed or diaper changed 
(actually she's yawning}. I've never been so sleep deprived in my life, but 
it's all worth it when 1 hold Reyna. (Photos By My Fair Lady) 





The youth-led South East Youth Conferem 



Southern today, featuring inspired young speakers 



Let's BE ONE - GYC and SEYC 

laboring together to finish the work 



As I walked through the 
skyway from my hotel to the 
convention center Sabbath 
morning the sun hadn't dared 
to drift ft-om its sleepy dreams 
as I had to hear the yam de- 
votional. I smiled, convinced 
that God had brought me to 
the Generation of Youth for 
Christ conference (GYC), and 
marveled at the way He was 
working. His face could be 
seen in the faces of people 
walking beside me, and the 
heart of His emotions could 
be felt through the prayers. 

This weekend, SEYC returns 
to Southern's campus with a 
promise to provide the same 
blessing. SEYC chose a theme 
that goes hand in hand with 
the one GYC held which was 
simply: BE. Based on Ro- 
man's 12:2, "And be not con- 
formed to this world: but be 
ye transformed by the renew- 
ing of your mind, that ye may 
prove what [is] that good, and 
acceptable, and perfect, will 
of God." SEYC's theme is pi- 
loted by the verse, "There is 
one body and one Spirit, just 
as you were called in one hope 
of your calling; one Lord, one 
faith, one baptism; one God 
and Father of all, who is above 
all, and through all, and in 
you all." Ephesians 4:4-6. As 
we become transformed we 



are able to then become one 
with our Lord in reaching out 
to His lost sheep. 

Taylor Paris, President of 
SEYC, said recently, "I think 
that youth are definitely the 
key to the Adventist church." 
This has also been the re- 
sounding message spoken 
through attending church 
leaders that come out to sup- 
port the work of these con- 
ferences through seminar 
instruction and networking 
guidance. Again, we will be 
able to learn from many prom- 
inent church leaders speaking 
on topics ranging from True 
Love? Biblical Principles for 
Finding the One', to 'Chris- 
tian Apologetics: Defending 
Your Faith in Today's Worid' 
(for a fiiU list of seminars and 
speakers go to seyc.org). 

Along with the meetings, 
SEYC will also provide booths 
where you can discover a 
ministry right for you. Der- 
rick WiUiamson, who is in 
objure of this aspect, stressed 
that SEYC is not just about 
preaching and seminars. The 
exhibits allow attendees to 
network with organizatioiis, 
be trained, and then sent out 
to finish the work. 

I still remember my first 
SEYC and the unique moment 
when I knew God was speak- 
ing to my heart. It was about a 
fourth of the way through the 
evening devotion when my 



mind began to wander. I had 
gone expecting it to just be 
another youth rally and was 
still defiantly holding on to 
that prejudice when suddenly 
I was jolted back to reality. 
What had the speaker just 
said? My ears tingled expec- 
tantly for the next sentence to 
confirm what my now search- 
ing mind had caught hold 
of. 'What Wondrous Love Is 
This?' I leaned forward. I had 
rediscovered this hymn about 
a year ago; however, I'd never 
p£tid much attention to the 
words. "What wondrous love 
is this that caused the Lord 
of bUss, to bear the dread- 
ful curse for my soul?" The 
speaker recited, "When I was 
sinking down.... Christ laid 
aside His crown for my soul." 
It hit me. Christ had it all - all 
praise, all power, all treasure 
- but He gave it up just for 
me. I'd heard it before, but 
now it was personal. Now it 
meant something because it 
wasn't just a preacher saying 
it to me. It was God. 

Southern, let's open our 
hearts to the Holy Spirit to- 
day, and gain a blessing worth 
far more than money can buy- 
Let's open our hearts to the 
greatest treasure anyone could 
ever receive, for which people 
around the world give their 
lives. Let's open our hearts to 
Christ Let's BE ONE. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008 



ifesty 



es 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb@southern.edu 



Miles with Marlier: Running Part I 



Jessica Marlier 
GviSL-Cot 

Today is the 17th day of 
2008. This is your inner con- 
science writing. Have you 
been committed to keeping 
your annual resolutions so 
far? The bigger question is did 
you make any resolutions in 
the first place? 

Common self-promises 
people make often include 
traveling to a new place, get- 
ting out of debt, improving re- 
lationships, eating healthier, 
or maybe kicking an old habit. 

Getting into shape and los- 
ing weight is probably one of 
the biggest resolutions people 
all over the world make every 
year. There are countless and 
creative ways to do this. In- 
tramurals, swimming, or even 
briskly ^valking ft-om your 8 
a.m. Earth Science class in 
Hickman to your 9 a.m. Amer- 
ican history class in Brock in 
less than 10 minutes are com- 
mon ways that Southern stu- 
dents get in a workout. 

If you're not a fan of team 
sports, don't prevail in the wa- 
ter, or have all your classes in 
one building on campus, then 
I have just the solution to ful- 
fill your exercise dilemma. 
This exercise is accessible to 
any schedule, is relatively in- 
expensive, and in essence any 
able bodied human can par- 
take. This glorious exercise I 



speak of is running! to run. RUNNERS HIGH. It 

Rmining offers a smorgas- is a one of a kind feeling one 

bord of healthy side effects and develops during or after a run. 

The light as a 







benefits. It is a great source of 
cardiovascular training which 
makes for a healthy heart, it 
builds endurance, strengthens 
muscles and bones. It is one of 
the biggest calorie burning ex- 
ercises there is. An average of 
100+ calories per mile can be 
burned while running. 

Two words come to mind 
when I tell people why I love 



tball, 

in sutler diatc, exter- 
Jeffery nal re^vards, 
affirmed by 
every basket 
through the hoop, kick into 
the net, or pop of the ball 
against your glove. Running is 
internal and cooks slowly Uke 

In other words, the more 
work, time, and positive atti- 
tude you put into running the 
more enjoyable running be- 
comes, the easier the runners 
high kicks in, and the more 



benefits you gain. 

If you are looking for a 
challenge much greater then 
running itself, if you are look- 
ing for something to test your 
dedication and perseverance, 
if you want to experience the 
runners high like never be- 
fore, then consider this num- 
ber: 26.2. Also known as the 
marathon, this distance is rich 
in tradition and history and 
thousands of human beings 
are able to claim the title "mar- 
athon finisher" every year. 

If you think you are not ca- 
pable of finishing a race of this 
distance consider this, seem- 
ingly unathletic yet very suc- 
cessful people like Oprah Win- 
ft-ey, actress Katie Holmes and 
presidential candidate Mike 
Huckabee have all trained or 
are in training for a marathon 
and have been successful. 

Now you may ask, why 
would I want to run 26.2 miles 
and potentially put my body in 
a very uncomfortable situation 
accompanied with the dire 
longing to lie on the side of 
the road to rest? The answer: 
Competing in a marathon is a 
time when true human spirit 
and a dash of craziness in ev- 
eryone come out because ev- 
eryone running around you 
is out there for the same pur- 
pose; to push themselves and 
simply to finish. The cheering 
of the spectators and fans on 



the sideUnes can make any- 
one no matter how exhausted, 
want to finish. When you see 
the finish line in sight and then 
finally cross over it, especially 
for the first time, the feeling is 
simply AMAZING! 

Running a marathon is an 
experience you can talk about 
mth others but you will not 
truly know what it is like un- 
til you tie your shoes and run, 
walk, or crawl your entire God 
given ability 26.2 miles to the 
finish. With adequate train- 
ing and dedication, running 
and finishing your first or your 
fourtieth marathon is a feeling 
you will never regret or forget. 

Look for more information 
in upcoming weeks on ftiture 
races, getting motivated and 
the importance of shoes! 




Happy New Year: A few tips on keeping your resolution 



With your glass of Marti- 
nelli's in hand you watch the 
ball slowly drop. The sparkling 
lights with your sparkling soda 
create a fantastic evening with 
friends and family. After that 
you eventually find your bed 
and begin to imagine all the 
good things you want to do in 
the New Year. 

Exercise, better grades, eat- 
"•B right and making more 



money all flash through your 
brain as your eyelids clasp 
shut. In the moment just be- 
fore you fall asleep you decide 
on your new resolution for 
2008. 

It may have happened a 
httle bit differently for you, 
but you still have that pesky 
resolution you are going to 
try and keep. These are a few 
simple ideas to help us all stay 

Find a Buddy 



It is a lot more fun if you have 
a partner. You both don't nec- 
essarily have to have the same 
goal, but you can be there for 
each other. Give encourage- 
ment when things are going 
well, or a slap on the wrist 
when you aren't quite keeping 
your resolution the way you 
should. 

Write it Down 

Keep a log of your progress. 
This can be a lot of fun to look 
at down the road. Either jour- 



nal about it or simply keep a 
few notes about the things 
that are happening. An easy 
way to keep track is to make 
marks on your calendar. 

Keep God First 

On our own it can be difficult 
to stand by our convictions. 
God is ready to empower us 
with his strength. We can sim- 
ply focus our mind on God 
and pray for his help in our 
resolutions. 



Dream Big 

Don't stop. Once you meet 
your goals for yourself keep 
going. See where this can take 
you. You may be surprised 
with what you can accom- 
plish. Make 2008 a year for 
the records! 

Now that we have a few 
ideas to make it a great 2008 
let's get out there and hop to 
it. Find a buddy, grab a note- 
book, and hold on for an awe- 



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



religion 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 1 7, 2008 

Christy Kurtz 

Religion Editor 

l<urtzc®southern.edu 



Christmas sacrifice: a pattern of self-denial 



Christv Kurtz 

It's always a bit tiresome 
coming back from break. You 
knowhowitgoes. You'rewalk- 
ing down the dorm hallway 
and then you see an acquain- 
tance that you hardly ever talk 
to. Recognizing the need for 
acknowledgement, you pause 
momentarily to ask the ques- 
tion-of-the-week: "How was 
your break?" 

It's the question you've 
heard and asked a biUion times 
by now. It's beginning to wear 
thin, andyour mind wanders as 
your friend gives their answer. 
Then comes the moment for 
the inevitable follow-up ques- 
tion, "So, did you get anything 
cool for Christmas?" 

After about a week of school, 
the newness of your snaz!y 
iPod, cute clothes, and sweet 
snowboard, along with the 



asking and answering of these 
questions, starts to fade. It no 
longer seems quite as impor- 
tant as it did early Christmas 
morning as you eagerly ripped 
off the wrapping paper. 

The truth is, we live m a 
world full of consumer ideals, 
TV ads, billboards, and the In- 
ternet all beckon us to obtain 
as much material goods as we 
can. We find ourselves vainly 
grasping after the treasures 
of this world, building up our 
mansions here on earth rather 
than in heaven. Satan has cre- 
ated this vicious cycle to entrap 
us, and it is incredibly hard to 
break fr-ee. 

What if, instead of asking 
the question "What did you 
get this Christmas?" we were 
to ftsk "What did you give 
up this Christmas?" No, I'm 
not talking about handing 
over your cash to the Hollis- 



ter sales-clerk in order to get 
that suave new jacket for your 
brother. It is a different type 
of self-sacrifice that God asks 
of us. The kind of sacrifice 
that is pleasing to God is one 
that has His goals and motives 
at heart CPsalms 51:16,17). He 
asks not for the meaningless 
sacrifice of the Pharisees, who 
gave just so that people would 
think they were pious. Rath- 
er, He requests that we bring 
Him our two mites, just like 
the poor widow in the temple. 
What are your two mites? 

It's easy to think, "Oh, but 
I'm just a college student. I 
don't even have the money to 
pay my school bill." But there 
are also other things that we 
hold back from God every day; 
things that are more important 
than money. What have you 
been holding back from God? 
Is your spare time being spent 



on TV shows and video games? 
What about your imagination; 
are your thoughts focused on 
God or on the world? 

Only by being "crucified 
with Christ" can we escape the 
everlEisting death that awaits 
us because of our sin. "If any- 
one desires to come after Me, 
let him deny himself, and take 
up his cross daily, and follow 
Me''CLuke9:23). By following 
His example of self-denial, we 
too can gain a reward that will 
never become outdated. 

In stark contrast to the 
world's love of display and 
public approval, Christ, "who, 
being in the very nature of 
God, did not consider equal- 
ity with God something to be 
grasped but made Himself 
nothing, taking the very na- 
ture of a servant, being made 
in human likeness. And being 
found in the appearance as a 



man. He humbled Himself and 
became obedient to death- 
even death on the cross" (Phi- 
lippians 2:5-8). 

The rewards that we receive 
in return far outnumber the 
costs. When we sacrifice our- 
selves to the Lord, we empty 
ourselves so that we have room 
for God to fill us to the brim 
Trtdth His blessings! Not only 
will He take care of our physi- 
cal needs, but He will also ex- 
pand us spiritually in ways we 
never thought possible. 

What would it mean in your 
Iffe if you were to five not for 
what you want in life, but for 
what you actually need. Think 
about what could happen! I 
challenge you to consider what 
ways you can offer yourself as 
a living sacrifice in the year 
2008. I promise you, this is 
the only way to discover last- 
ing joy. 



Inhumane torture and the ticking time bomb 



Tim Perenich 



The clock is ticking. The 
United States is under threat 
of a nuclear attack. A U.S. spe- 
cial agent storms into a room 
where an Islamic Terrorist is 
being held. The suspect has 
been severely beaten but still 
refiises to talk. 

The special agent knows 
that a bomb will go off killing 
thousands if he is not able to 
get the terrorist to talk- Finally 
he squeezes off a bullet into 
the leg of the terror suspect 
and then presses his gun to 
the suspect's skull screaming 
death threats. Magically, the 
terror suspect begins to sing 
like a canary and the disaster 
is averted. The Special U.S. 
agent has saved the day! 

While many of us may be- 
lieve this to be a vahd account, 
it is not Rather this is a fic- 
tional scenario from the very 
popular Fox TV show 24 and 
the special agent is none other 
than idolized super cop Jack 



Bauer. The message ■ 
being fed from this . 
is that torture gets results and 
that it saves fives. Though this 
show is derived from the fer- 
tile imaginations of the show's 
creators, the message is get- 
ting out to the American pub- 
he loud and clear: "Torture is 
Good!" 

Sadly, 24 is not the only 
show that advocates this last 
minute usage of torture. Other 
prime-time shows that advo- 
cate this "good guy" use tor- 
ture to save the world image 
are Alias, Law & Order, and 
Lost. The justification for aD 
this is that a bomb is going to 
go off and kill someone some- 
time soon and getting infor- 
mation frtim these suspects 
takes extraordinary measures. 
As such. Jack Bauer and his 
methods in 24 are lauded and 
praised for his efforts. 

Despite all the applaud for 
24, torture almost never elic- 
its the type of response that 
the captors want. According to 



experts on the Human Rights 
First website (many of whom 
are former military and intel- 
hgence experts), good intel- 
ligence is seldom gained from 
the captive when they are tor- 
tured and it often debases the 
people who are doing the tor- 
ture. Experts argue that the 
only way to get sound intelli- 
gence is through patience and 
rapport. 

Even if there is a ticking 
"time bomb," which is almost 
never the case, beating a con- 
fession out of someone al- 
most never provides reliable 
evidence. Disturbingly, even 
though genuine experts con- 
demn the pop-culture meth- 
ods, many interrogators today 
have adopted the "Jack Bauer" 
torture method behaving that 
they are saving the world by 
using harsh methods. 

As Christians what do we 
beUeve? Are we too inundated 
by reality TV and our social 
network to care? As one who 
beUeves in prophecy, this is a 



disturbing trend. To see in- 
nocent people beaten and sub- 
jected to major indignities is 
terrible in places like China, 
India, North Korea, Eritrea, 
or Syria, but when it is done in 
the U.S., which has a tradition 
of justice and equal protection 
under the law, it is absolutely 
terrifying. 



Asr 



eofu 



ambivalently by, saying noth- 
ing and doing nothing about 
this clear injustice, we should 
not be surprised if it comes 
upon us one day. Reinhold 
Niebuhr, commenting on the 
methods of the German secret 
police and subsequent concen- 
tration camps, said, "When 
they came for the homosexu- 
als I said nothing, when they 
came for the Jew I said noth- 
ing, when they came for the 
Jehovah witness I said noth- 
ing, and at last when they came 
for me there was nobody left 
to say anything." It is time we 
awake and appraise the times 
for what they are. If they will 



torture innocent Arabs under 
the guise of fighting the "War 
on Terror" what is to say that 
they wUl not torture anyone 
else? Time is running out, but 
not on a time bomb placed in 
public school by Al'Qaeda. It's 
running out on our freedoms 
and the 2"'* Advent of Jesus- 
Will you be ready? 

Tim Perenich is the Conver- 
gence Editor for Andrews 
University in Michigan. 




What Regional branch of GYC 
seeking to Inspire and train Young 
Adults who want to have a more 
meaningful relationship with 



When: Thursday Evening 
Convocation (Church) 
Friday Vespers (Gym] 
Sabbath Church & Seminars (Gym) 



I THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



Tuesday game summaries 



I Jessica Marlier 

I fiiricT rniJTiiininTiii 

The Isles P.E. center was 
I the place to be Tuesday night, 
I especially on the girl's court 
I where Sweet Heat pulled out 

I Chic This. 

In Men's A league action, 
I Justice League took on Daily 
I Dish in a hard fought show- 
I doivn. Justice League came 
I into the game undefeated and 
I played an aggressive yet con- 
I trolled game for both halves to 
I keep their perfect record going 
I with a 57-26 win. "We wanted 
; into this game and play 
I hard, have ftin and focus on 
I being ready for playoff time," 
I said Justice League player 
1 Zack Li\Tngston. Despite put- 
I ting up some good shots and 
la^ng tough defense, Daily 



Dish 1 






I within striking distance of 

5 a threat to the smooth 

ting, strong defense, and 

I excellent teamwork from Jus- 

? League. Chris Bennett of 

I Justice League led all scorers 



mth 22 points 

Over on court three Chic 
This and Sweet Heat played a 
high energy game that lasted 
until the ver>' last seconds. 
Chic This played well and led 
9-8 to end the first half even 
with no subs on the bench. 
Team Sweet Heat stayed 
on the heels of their oppo- 
nents by playing tough de- 
fense which turned into en 
cial steals and rebounds thi 
sparked a ferocious comeback 
in the later part of the game. 
With Chic This leading 20-18 
with 20 seconds on the clock, 
Megan Sutlierland of Sweet 
Heat drove to the basket and 
scored to tie the game at 20- 
20 and to send the game into 
a 2 minute overtime. Overtime 
was. scoreless, until with less 
then a minute left, Sutherland 
scored a short jumper to give 
her team the lead for the first 
time all game. An illegal screen 
and a late foul by Chic This put 
the ball back into the hands of 



Sweet Heat and secured a well 
earned victory. Julie Meyer of 
Chic This led her team with 
8 points. Katie Ferguson of 
Sweet heat led all scorers with 
12 points. 



Intramural Leaders 



Men's A 
Justice League 4-0 



Men's B1 
Business Time 3-0 



Men's B2 
D-Penetrators 2-0 



Men's C 

3rd Floor West 2-0 



Ladies A 
Hometown Girls 3-0 



Ladies B 
Ultimatum 2-0 




n Chick This' point gaurd 



The extraordinary feat of being a 1 6-0 team 



couple of weekends ago, 
the New England Patriots de- 
feated the New York Giants 
38-35 making them the only 
team in NFL history- to win all 
I 16 regular season games. 

For those who don't fol- 

I low the NFL or professional 

sports in general, any team 

to go undefeated (in this case, 

New England going 16-0) is an 

I amazing accomplishment. 

Personally, I never thought 

that 1 would live to see the day 

that an NFL team would go 

16-0 for the reasons of salary 

retirements, and other 

I elite teams. Just think about 

' England's first Super 

Bowl in 2002. They lost play- 

• like Antowain Smith, Ty 

Law, Otis Smith, Uwyer Mil- 

loy, and Tebucky Jones from 



that team. Since then, they 
went on to win back to back 
Super Bowl titles in 2004 and 
2005. Even after that they lost 
players like Willie McGinest 
and Eugene Wilson but some- 
how found a way to stay com- 
petitive and successful. 

This offseason the Patriots 
loaded up on wide-receivers 
by signing Donte Stallworth 
and Wes Welker in addition to 
trading for Randy Moss. And 
you can't ignore the critical 
signing of linebacker Adalius 
Thomas. At the start of the 
season, they started out firing, 
or should I say spying? The 
Jets caught Bill Belichick zmd 
his boys taping the Jets play 
signals and we all remember 
the cheating drama that en- 

I feel that even if they knew 
their plays they would still 



have to stop them. Here's an 
example: you're playing a bud- 
dy in Madden and they show 
you their play that they are go- 
ing to run, you would still have 
to stop them even though you 
know \vhat is coming. 

After that situatioin, I guess 
Belichick told his team some- 
thing along these fines, "Okay 
men, everybody in the NFL 
believes that we cheat in ev- 
ery single game so let's go out 
there and score them what we 
can really do." 

That's how I see it, and I re- 
ally think they are out there 
to prove people wrong. For a 
while it seemed like the Patri- 
ots were playing against some 
high school teams or some- 
thing because the scores were 
just looking bad: 38-14, 38-7, 
34-13, 48-27, 52-7. and 56-10 
just to name a few. However, 



just like everybody on this 
planet, they are all human and 
had some close calls with a 
couple of teams. But the sign 
of a good team is to pull out 
the the close games and that's 
what they did. 

Not only did they change 
history by becoming undefeat- 
ed but they also broke some 
other records as well Tom 
Brady is now the only the first 
quarterback to throw for 50 
touchdown passes in a season, 
Randy Moss broke Jerry Rice's 
touchdown record in one sea- 
son with 23 TD's, and the team 
broke the single season points 
record formerly owned by the 
1998 Minnesota Vikings. 

If the 16-0 hasn't hit you yet, 
think of it as an NBA team go- 
ing 80-2 or a MLB team going 
156-6. That's the odds of an- 
other NFL going 16-0 again. 



With that said New Eng- 
land still has a point to prove 
in the post season by winning 
the Super Bowl and cap off a 
perfect season by going 19-0. 
I think Michael Jordan and 
the Bulls said it best "it don't 
mean a thing if we don't win 
that ring." 



Playoff Football 

AFC Championship Game 

San Diego Chargers 



NFC Championship Game 

New York Giants 



10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008 



chatter 



Attention Southern Scholars | 
The deadline for tuition/audit 
credit applications is Friday, 
.'an. l8. For more informa- 
'^on contact Jamie Thompson 
in Brock Hall #317 or at exten- 
sion 2381. 

SA Elections | SA Applications 
for the 2008-09 school year 
are available in the Student 
Services and Student Associa- 
tion offices. If you are inter- 
ested in running for President, 
Executive Vice President, or 
Social Vice President, please 
come and pick up an applica- 
tion. Petitions are due back 
to the SA ofQce by 12 p.m. on 
Thursday, Jan. 31. 

SA Media Positions | If you are 
interested in applying for the 
positions of Strawberry Festi- 
val director, Southern Accent 
editor, or Southern Memories 
editor for next year, applica- 
tions are available in the Stu- 
dent Services office. 

Music I The Southern Adven- 
tist Universily Symphony Or- 
chestra, conducted by Laurie 
Redmer Minner, will feature 
the works of Chopin, Saint- 
Saens, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, 
Elgar, Sarasate, Lalo, and Ra- 
chmaninoff in its annual con- 
certo concert Sunday, Jan.27 
in the CoUegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. The orches- 
tra will open with Prince Igor 
Overture by Borodin. Convo- 
cation credit available. 



Upcoming events calendar 



Friday, January 18 

Administrators, Deans, Chairs 

DEEP Exchange Weekend 

C18-20) 

5:53 P-ni. -Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, lies P.E. 
Center, South East Youth 
Conference: JefireyRosario 
9:15 P-ro. - SEYC Booths, lies 
P.E. Center 

After Vespers - Hymn Sing, 
Talge Chapel 

After Vespers - Adoration, 
Lymi Wood 

Saturday, January 1 9 

7:45 a.m. - Sabbath Morning 
Devotion, lies P.E. Center, 
Matt Parra 

8:40 a.m. - First SEYC Semi- 
nars, Various Locations 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church Ser- 
vice, CoDegedale Church, 
John Nixon 

10 a.m. - SEYC Sabbath Wor- 



ship Service, lies P.E. Center, 
Jeifrey Rosario 
10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 
10 & 11:30 a.m. - The Third, 
CA, Mike Fulbright 
10:15 3-ni. - Come & Reason 
Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 
11:30 a.m. - SEYC Booths, 
lies P.E. Center 
1:30 p.m. - Second SEYC 
Seminars, Various Locations 
2:45 p.m. - Third SEYC Sem- 
inars, Various Locations 
4 p.m. - SEYC Networking 
Sessions, CoUegedale Church 
4:45 pm. - SEYC Sabbath 
Consecration Service, fles 
P.E. Center, Matt Parra 
5-5:45 P-m- - Supper, Dining 
Hall 

6 p.m. - SEYC Booths, lies 
P.E. Center 

6 p.m. - Evensong, Church, 
Reader, Andy Compton 



OUiStlMi 



Art Gallery | The School of 
Visual Art and Design will be 
displaying the photography 
of Ed Guthero in their new 
gallery on the second floor of 
Brock Hall on Thursday eve- 
ning, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. His im- 
ages of the contemporary west 
will be displayed, and there 
Vi^l be a book signing as well. 



IMUM! 



And in the end, it's not the 
years in your life that count. 
It's the life in your years. 

-Abraham Lincoln 
January 18 

Bryan Bridges, Oscar Rodri- 
guez, Sam Henry 

January 19 

Brittany Gimbel, Nicole Issa, 



7:30 p.m. - and Annual Card- 
board Boat Event, lies P.E. 

Sunday, January 20 

Monday, January 21 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
No Classes 

9 a.m.-3 p.m. - Community 
Service Day, lies P.E. Center 
(Convocation Credit) 
6-11 p.m. - McKee Library 

7:30 p.m. - Martin Luther 
King, Jr. Night: Sean Teal, 
Church (Convocation Credit) 
7:30 p.m. - Refuel, Lynn 
Wood 

Tuesday, January 22 
Last day to add a class 

7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall 
Joint Worship, Thatcher 
9 p.m. - Podcast: Devotional 
Discussion, Student Center 



Carli Bernhardt, Kristopher 
Haughton, Erin Westberg 

January 20 

Maxum Tier 

January 21 

Ben Stitzer, Sean Stultz, Kris- 



Wednesday, January 23 

7 p.m. - SA Senate, Wliite 
Oak Room 

Hiursday, January 24 
Last day to make an appoint- 
ment for Tutor Certification 
Training 

PreViewSouthem 103 (24- 
25) 

7:45-11 a.m. - SA Senate Do- 
nut Day, Promenade 
11 a.m. - Convocation, lies 
P.E. Center, Black History: 
Leslie Haskin 

5 p.m. - Coed Volleyball Team 
Meeting, lies P.E. Center 
5:30 p.m. - "Right from the 
Start" Seminar, Lynn Wood 
(3rd Floor) 

7 p.m. - Modem Languages 
Film Series, Miller #201 
7 p.m. - School of Visual Art 
and Design Art Feature: Ed 
Guthero, Brock Art Gallery 
(2nd Floor) 



Knowles 

January 23 

Diana Walters, Shani Saylor, 
Jeremy Morell, Kelly Shearer, 
Sam Willis, Olando Brett, Am- 
ber O'Gara, Celma Zeferino, 
Tiffany Branum 



January 22 January 24 

Joelle Wolf, Sonia Uthgow, Katie Williams, Jessy Martins, 

Adam Offenback, Daniel Coo- Jenny Seymour, Stephanie I 

per, Brandon Mott, Travis Miranda, Kevin Mayer 



Community Service Day | See 

you Monday morning at the 
gym at 9 a.m. SHARP for Com- 
munity Service Day! Missed 
signing up? Contact Audrey 
Cooper at coopera@southem. 





Pbolo Conbamled 
Studenispidc up traah along the Green Way 
on Qwtmuiiia y Servkt Day 3007. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2006 



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Vehicles 

1996 VW Golf GL I green 

4-door hatchbacl;. Ver\' clean, 
well taVen care of, mechanically 
sound, cold A/C, power locks, 
CD player, power moon roof, 

I automatic transmission, 175K 
miles. Runs ^vell. $2,500 OBO. 

I Call Joe at 423-400-3947 (call 
nAM). 

I 1995 Ford Thunderbird | 

Leather seats, CD player, moon 
roof. For S3300.00 for more in- 
formation contact David Buo}' at 
423-504-5716. 

1994 Toyota Camry XLE | 

Four door Forrest Green. Good 
I condition $3200 OBO. Please 
I call 423-290-3519 or 205-366- 

J 1985 Nissan 300 zx \ 2+2, t- 
I top, a/t, A/C, ps, pb, silver grey, 
I Si,999 OBO. Call 423-396- 
I 2413- 



Vehicles 

1997 GMC Sonoma | 2 wheel 
drive, 116K miles, 4cyl, 5 spd. 
Extended cab w/third door. Has 
New A/C Compressor. Ball joints 
and wheel bearings are great. 
Runs excellent. Body has a few- 
minor blisters on drivers side 
fender and below third door. 
CallJosh at 724-747-8896. 

Subaru Legacy [ Runs good. 
$800 - Price negotiable. CaD 
937-475-^97 or email dtang@ 
southern.edu, 

1996 Infiniti J30 [ Heated 

leather seats, Bose CD, cruise 
control, sunroof auto, runs great, 
clean title, 130k miles, i8occ, 
V6. $6,500 OBO. Call 423-238- 
0087 or 423-236-2080. 

2005 Suzuki Burgman 400 
Scooter [ X2k miles; nins ex- 
cellent; 3.4 gallon gas tank; 
i8o+miles on M] tank; goes up 
to 100 mph; storage space under 
seat; highway capable; motorc>'- 



Vehicles 

cle jacket; 2 helmets; motorcycle 
boots; leather winter gloves; 
original price S6000; S4000 
OBO. Call 678-362-7887. 

1994 Toyota Camry | S3200 
OBO. Call 423-290-3519. 

Seat Covers for sale | 2 ying 
>'ang black car seat covers. Good 
condition. Only S20. Call An- 
drew at 423-236-7266. 

Four 17 inch chrome wheels 

for sale! See pictures at http:// 
chattanooga.craigslist.org/ 
pts/4g 03735 03.html. Call Joel 
at 918-521-5643 

Housing 

Male roommate wanted: 2.5 
miles from SAU campus. AH util- 
ities, premium cable and ^vire- 
less internet included. Shared 
kitchen, bath and living areas. 
S300 per month. Available Jan- 
uary 1st. 423-504-0807. 



Housing 

2 female roommates needed 
to share a new 4 bed/3 bath 
house 15 minutes from South- 
ern. Rent is S375/month per 
person and includes all utillities, 
cable TV, and wireless internet. 
Call Can 423-309-9731 or Haley 
208-610-9261 for more info. 



Housing 

Female Roommate wanted 
to share house. S250/ mo. plus 
S250 move-in deposit. E-mail 



Female roommate wanted to 
share _ furnished mobile home. 
Inteniet access, washer/drver, 
and fiilly equipped kitchen pro- 
vided. Biking distance to SAU. 
Located off of University Drive. 
$275 a month + electric. Call 
Jen at 423-503-3404- 

Female roommate wanted 
for a beautiftil, fully furnished 
apartment. Apartment comes 
with washer/dryer, free inter- 
net, and central heat and air. 
Great location, within \valldng 
distance from campus. Cost is 
S275/mo. + electric Must love 
cats. Call Jackie at 704-796-1616 
or emaifjsdany@southem.edu. 



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ties, phone, internet (wireless), 
trash, lawn, electricity, and wa- 
ter. It's 2 miles from Southern. 
If interested please call 917-442- 
4027 or email aj\vilson@south- 

Riiscellaneous 

Looking for a djembe | If you 
have one in good condition that 
you are wanting to sell please 
contact Kris^at 423-774-0551. 

Shoes for sale | Womens sz. 
10, Dr. Marten's, t-strap mary 
janes, 2-iDch platform, very 
good condition! Used maybe 
three times, have a few scufe 
on the toes, nothing too major. 
Contact carpion@southern.edu 
for pictures or call at X7038. 



Shoes for sale | Women's size 
10. Black drcssj- sneakers. Criss 
cross elastic straps with a velcro 
closure. Used maybe twice. Con- 
tact carpion@southern.edu for 
pictures or call at X7038. 

Wedding dress for sale | 

Never worn. Best offer. Call 
270-991--4622 or emaU tracic@ 
sQuthern.edu. 



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THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 15 



Student injured 
over weekend 



A Southern student was se- 
riously injured over the week- 
end while visiting friends in 
Michigan. 

Chris Mateo, a senior non- 
profit administration major, 
was ice-skating with friends 
when he fell and hit the back of 
his head on the ice, said Rika 
Gemraell, a Southern student 
who was at the rink when Ma- 
I teofell. 

After Mateo fell, he went 
into a seizure. Paramedics ar- 
rived and took him to Lake- 
land Regional Hospital in St. 
: Joseph, Mich, where doctors 
lated him and ran several 
its, Gemmell said. After go- 
; through the tests, Mateo 

Borgess 
Hospital in 
Kalamazoo, 
Mich., which 

trauma unit 
handle se- 
rious head injuries. 

Doctors initially thought 
Mateo suffered a brain aneu- 
rism which caused him to fall, 
but after running more tests, 
they believe it may have been 
the impact of his head hit- 
ting the ice that caused him to 
seize, Gemraell said. 

Doctors will keep Mateo in 
the hospital for several more 
days and run more tests until 
they can figure out what ex- 
actly caused him to fall. Ma- 
teo is awake and responsive 
and his mother and aunts are 
there with him, said Lynn 

SEE MATEO, PAGE 3 





Krysta Moench helps clear bnish on Lookout Mountain for Southern's Community Service Day. 

Southern students serve 



Instead of sleeping in on 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 
Southern students and fac- 
ulty braved the cold to become 
painters, organizers and clean- 
About 700 Southern stu- 
dents and faculty went to more 
than 50 locations in the com- 
munity to serve Monday. 



The theme for the day was 
Service InStyle. Renee Baum- 
gartner, a senior Spanish and 
intercultural communications 
major and Community Ser- 
vice Day coordinator, said the 
theme Avas not chosen ran- 
domly. 

"A style is a stepping stone 
to a norm," she said. "We want 
service to be a norm on this 
campus and in the lives of each 
of our students." 



In the weeks before Com- 
munity Service Day, the cam- 
pus was splashed ^\fith posters 
and fliers to stickers and but- 
tons. Despite the aggressive 
marketing, the number of par- 
ticipants was approximately 
the same as last year, Baum- 
gartner said. 

For some students, skip- 
ping Community Service Day 



Williams focuses on what's important 



John Williams, dean of the 
School of Visual Art & Design, 
had a lot on his mind in Sep- 
tember. He and his wife were 
expecting ababy. Hewas head- 
ing up a dynamic and growing 
art school. And he had liver 



"I was being told by people 
I was going to die," Williams 
said. "There was nothing tan- 
gible except for the blood work 
and the labs, but I didn't see 

But the doctors caught it 
early and he was put on a 
transplant list by Oct. 1, two 
days after his daughter, Isa- 
bella, was bom. -She joined 



Zane, 5, and Sophia, 4. 

Some patients wait for more 
than a decade for a liver that 
matches their blood type. With 
a B blood type, WiUiams' hst 
was much shorter than other 
lists, and since he was healthy 
overall, he moved up the list. 

Then, on Nov. 25, two 

SEE TRANSPLANT, PACE 4 



Warning sent 
out to students 



On Monday night, the girl's 
dorm and Southern Village 
apartments were put on alert 
due to suspicious activity of a 
man close to campus, accord- 
ing to Campus Safety. 

A female student was walk- 
ing on the Greenway when she 
encountered a middle-aged 
man who asked her to pray 
with him. She prayed with the 
man and as they were parting 
he made a comment that dis- 
turbed her, said Campus Safe- 
ty official David Houtchens. 

"He asked her to pray for 
him because he was struggling 
with the desire to kill some- 
one," Houtchens said. 

However, Houtchens does 
not beheve that the man is a 
threat to students: 

"He does not realize that 
some of these things are bad to 
say, he just knows he gets at- 
tention [when he says them]." 
Houtchens said. "He's like a 
little kid who says a bad word 
to get attention." 

The Collegedale Police re- 
ported to Taylor Circle to look 
for the man and escort him off 
campus, but they did not fimd 

An aimouncement was 
made over the intercom of 
Thatcher hall around 7 p.m. 
Monday. It said that the dorm 
was on "lock down," in other 
words, students could only 
enter and exit the building 
with an ID card or the autho- 
rization of a desk worker, said 
Lisa Hall, an associate dean at 
Thatcher Hall. 

SEE LOCK DOWN, PAGE 3 



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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 



Cardboard boat races 



It was either float or sink 
last Saturday evening dur- 
ing Southern's second annual 
Cardboard Boat Race held in 
the lies P.E. Center. 

Students were signed up 
in groups of four. All of the 
members helped construct the 
boat, but onlj' two took it into 
the \\^ter. 

There were 21 teams com- 
peting with the hope of win- 
ning one of three cash prizes, 
according to Mike Hills who 
coordinated the event The 
prizes were $200 for first 
place, S150 for second and 
$100 for third. 

Teams were allowed to use 
unlimited cardboard, box cut- 
ters, and duct tape to create 
their vessels. Many teams had 
similar ideas, but the idea that 
seemed to function best was 
constructing them more like 



much different approach that 
seemed to work. The team 
members, Anthony Handal, 
Ryan Whitehead, R>-an Litch- 
field and Renee Baumgartne 
built their boat to resemble 
canoe. However unliie other 
teams they built their boat 
with a more box-like structure 
so it would have fewer seams 
and threfore be stronger. 

They were able to complete 
an impressive 42 laps and 
broke last year's record of 18 
laps. Many other boats only 
managed in the single digits, 
and some even sank as soon as 
they were placed in the \vater. 
Whitehead, a senior busi- 
ness administration major 
said they calculated the weight 
and water displacement be- 
forehand, but came up with 
the design on the spot. 

"With good teammates and 
healthy competition, events 
like the cardboard boat race 
can be a lot of fun," White- 
head said. 




SOUTHERN »J». ACCENT 



\e Student Voice Since 1926 



LaUR£ CHAMBERLArf 



Oakwood students suspended 



The 16 Oakwood Univer- 
sih' students arrested on Dec. 
9 have been suspended by the 
Universit>' and are awaiting 
preliminary' hearings \vith the 
state prosecution. 

A five-member taskforce 
appointed by the University 
examined the incident and 
decided to suspend the 16 
students for the spring '08 
semester, said Dr. Delbert 
Baker, Oakwood University 
president, at a Jan. 2 press 
conference. He emphasized 
that they are not expelled and 
have the option to reapply for 
admittance next semester, al- 
though their requests would 
go through a review board. 

The students were arrested 
on charges rangingfrom felony 
assault to disorderly conduct 
follo\ving an on-campus dis- 
turbance involving more than 
100 people. An off-duty police 
officer arrested a woman on 
charges of disorderly conduct 
following a late-night basket- 
ball game, said Wendell John- 
son, Hunts\iUe PoHce spokes- 
man. The crowd of students 
present became unruly and 
the officer called for backup. 
Responding officers attempt- 



ed to break up the crowd and 
made the arrests. 

There is ongoing controver- 
sy' and disagreement among 
Oakwood students about the 
officers' behavior that night. 
Some have criticized Hunts- 
\ille Police for being unnec- 
essarily brutal during the 
incident, while others eyewit- 
nesses say police were acting 
within their rights. 

Oak-wood student Peter 
Webb left the basketball game 
early, but returned when he 
saw the backup Himtsville Po- 
Hce cruisers heading tovvard 
the gymnasium. Webb said 
students were dispersing when 
officers chased them down and 
used pepper spray. 

"It seemed like police were 
taking students into custody at 
random," Webb said. 

Chris Whittaker, a sopho- 
more theology major, had 
also left the game early, but 
returned to see what was go- 
ing on. Although he didn't see 
the beginning of the alterca- 
tion between Oakwood stu- 
dents and the police, he did 
witness vvhat some students 
have termed police brutal- 
ity, including striking and us- 
ing pepper spray on students. 



However, Whittaker doesn't | 
believe the police acted inap- 
propriately. 

"I saw the police fighting I 
back— hitting with their sticks, 
hitting with their flaslilights. 
But from what I hear [the stu- 
dents] attacked the police," 1 
Whittaker said. "I saw what | 
some might consider polic 
brutalitj'. But I thought about | 
it and these guys attacked a 
thoritj'. [The police] maintain I 
orderandtheydowhatit takes | 
to maintain order." 

Whittaker said there ^ 
some things the police could I 
have done to better diffuse the | 
incident. 

"The initial calling of the I 
police I believe was wrong. I [ 
thought [the off-duty officer] | 
should have been able to han- 
dle that ok on his ovvn," Whit- 
taker said. "There were a lot of | 
police. I've never seen 
police cars in my life." 

Webb agreed that the over 
whelming response by polici 
ma)' have escalated the situa 

"That was like throv\ing i 
bunch of gasoline in the fire," | 
Webb said. "It didn't help a 






Lynn Caldwell announces her resignation 



KLvriE Hammond 

CoeiLfDlIDR 

Southern's loss Is Virginia 
Tech's gain. Lynn Caldwell, 
associate professor of journal- 

nounced on Jan. 17 that she 
will resign to finish her doctor- 
ate at Vii^inia Tech. 

Students were shocked 
when Caldwell revealed the 
news at the School of Journal- 
ism & Communication convo- 
cation. Caldwell, who is also 
tlie campus executive director 
of the American Humanics 
program, has been at South- 
ern since the fall of 1999. 

Caldwell says besides finish- 
ing her doctorate, her reasons 
for moving are to spend more 
time with her elderly father, 
make more money to help take 
care of him, and to pursue oth- 
er professional activities such 
as working with young people 
who have not grown up in nur- 






j the I 



versitj' any money for the edu- 
cation they paid for her to get. 
Tm all paid up for the time 
I spent on study leave, 2002 
through 2004," Caldwell said. 
"I really appreciate Southern 
supporting my graduate stud- 

The future move is bitter- 
sweet for Caldwell. "I'm leav- 
ing a gold mine of wonderful 
students," she said. She has 
regrets about leaving, however 
she says the time is right for 
her to go and she feels God is 
guiding her in this direction. 
Caldwell is also excited about 
school. "I'm just d>ing to start 
studving again," she said. 

Students are disappointed 
about losing their professor. 
"Lynn is one of the most lov- 
ing and caring professors a 
student could ever have. Fu- 



ture students are going to 
out on learning from her." said I 
Courtney Herod, ajunior n 
communications photography I 

The facult>' shares the feel- 
ings of loss. 

"I'm really sad we're losing | 
Lynn, She is a veteran educa- 
tor and has been a d.vnamic I 
part of our team," said Greg I 
Rurosey, chair of the School of I 
Journah'sm&Communication. 
"We will miss her dearly." 

The School of Journalism & 
Communication has not start- I 
ed looking for a replacement | 
yet, according to Caldwell. 
However, there are many po- 
tential candidates, including I 
those who have previously i 
terviewed for other positions. 
According to Rumsey, since I 
the news of Caldwell's resig- 
nation is so fresh, the process I 
offinding a replacement is just I 
beginning. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 



SEYC inspires students to be 'one with God' 



The South East Youth Con- 
ference advertising went be- 
yond posters, announcements 
and the never failing email 
reminder from Pam Dietrich 
by having volunteers make 
friendly drop-in's at dorm 
rooms, which resulted in ap- 
proximately 2,000 visitors at 
last iveek's annual event. 

"I just wanted them to know 
that they had an option of go- 
ing. I didn't know if they had 
heard of it," said Linnea Hau- 
gen, a junior nursing major, 
and one of the SEYC volun- 
teers who personally invited 
students to come. 

The average attendance was 
about 2,000 people, and for 
vespers about 2,500 people 
attended, said Taylor Paris, 
SEYC president and a senior 
financial services accounting 

"I thought it was really 
great, it's all about getting the 
people a\ited about God and 
about faith," Paris said. 

According to the SEYC Web 
site, thi.<; year's theme was 
"One" modeled after Ephe- 
sians 4:4-6, which represents 
being one with God. The three- 
day event included concerts, 
outreach programs and a va- 



riety of seminars 

from speakers Jeffrey Rosario 

and Matt Parra. 

"I thought that Jeffrey Ro- 
sario was a really powerful 
speaker, and the one thing 
that stuck with me was when 
he said, 'there will be more 
people in hell for neglecting 
God than those that rejected 
God' that is where Satan gets 
at us, by casually neglecting 
God through everyday activi- 
ties," said Ashley Compton. a 
junior marketing major. 

Rosario said SEYC was a 
means for people to get more 
involved with God. 

"SEYC is just a platform, an 
opportunity for God to bring 
young men and women into 
a higher calling. I see a lot 
of potential here but I think 
there's a need for spiritual re- 
vival," he said. "God is calhng 
for young men and women in 
our generation to have a real 
and personal experience with 
Him, not an experience that 
our parents or our pastors 
tell us, something that we can 
taste for ourselves, we need a 
revolution in the church away 
from cultural Adventism." 

The next SEYC event \^^ll be 
during fall semester with the 
theme "Regeneration," Paris Many young 

said. the end of Ve^ 




SA media jobs open for next year 



Every year more students 
at Southern engage in hi-tech 
conversations, demonstrating 
their advanced knowledge in 
different soft\vare and pro- 
grams, but the interest in ap- 
plying this knowledge in school 
media jobs has declined. 

"Everybody wants these 
things, the yearbook, the 
newspaper, but they don't 
want to give tiieir time [to do 
Uiem]. They expect somebody 
else to do it for them." said 
Kari Schultz, director of stu- 
dent life and activities. 

One of the reasons why 
some students might not be 
^ interested in signing up for 
these media jobs is because of 
the fear of criticism by their 
peers on the job that tiiey do. 
said Ryan Moore, a sopho- 



more film major and current 
Strawberry Festival producer. 
"No matter what kind of 
job you do someone will com- 
plain," Moore said. "You never 
want to work on something 
that people will complain 

Moore said he turned his ap- 
plication for last year's Straw- 
berry Festival because one of 
his professors encouraged him 
to. He turned in his applica- 
tion on the day of the deadline 
and was the only student that 
applied for the position. 

Schultz said that another 
reason for the apathy toward 
SA media jobs is due to the 
current tuition system which 
charges the same cost for 
12-16 credits. She says that 
this makes people sign up for 
more classes to get the most 
for their money. 

Although it might be dif- 



ficult to balance the workload 
of classes and a media job, 
Schultz said it prepares stu- 
dents to be leaders. 

"It is a great opportunity to 
develop leadership skills and 
[SA] is a fun group to be part 
of. By being involved you have 
a better college experience," 
Schultz said. 

Media board members said 
the jobs are open to anyone 
with knowledge of writing, 
photography, video, comput- 
er-aided design, animation 
or artwork. SA media appli- 
cations for the Accent editor, 
yearbook editor, and Straw- 
heny Festival producer are 
available from until Feb. 4 at 
the Student Services office in 
the Student Center. 



Mateo 

Continued from Pg, 1 



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Lock down 

Continued from Pg. 1 



"We may have overreacted, 
but we wanted to err on the 
side of safety," Hall said. 

The Collegedale PoUce con- 
firmed that although they have 
encountered the man several 
times in the past, he does not 
seem dangerous. 

According to Campus Safe- 
ty, the man in question is 5' 6" 
tall, well-dressed, Caucasian, 
middle-aged and of shght to 
medium build. 

Campus Safety reiterated 
that they want students to feel 
safe on campus, and if they 
need an escort or feel unsafe, 
there is an officer on call all 
day every day. 



Service 

Continued from Pg. 1 



"I didn't even consider not 
signing up," said Krista Mo- 
ench, a sophomore psychology 
and nursing major who went 
to Lookout Mountain to serve. 
"To be able to help others feels 
better than just sitting,around 
all day." ^ 

Students were not the only 
ones who participated; profes- 
sors, administrators and other 
staff joined them in serving 
the community. 

Becky Djemes, administra- 
tive assistant of financial ad- 
ministration said, "As faculty 
and staff we should do these 
things to show our support." 



Caldwell, an associate pro- 
fessor in the School of Jour- 
nalism & Communication who 
has spoke with Chris and his 
family since the accident. 

"Chris sounds good, he's 



still groggy, but he's sound- 
ing like the old Chris again," 
Caldwell said. 

Caldwell said Mateo is 
very appreciative for all of the 
prayers and well-wishes that 
have been said for him. 




Chris Mateo sings special 



4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 

Transplant 

Continued from Pg. i 

months after his diagnosis, 
Williams got a new liver, and 
his doctors said it was beauti- 
ful. 

Tou've got the prettiest 
liver we've seen in months," 
doctors told him. "The surgery 
went so smoothly, it almost 
seemed as if we were being 
helped, guided." 

WOliams said he thinks so. 
With Christian doctors and a 
strong faith, Williams said the 
cancer, though devastating, 
was actually a gift from God. 

"It was merciful, to [get 
to] really think about what is 
important," he said. "It causes 
you to evaluate everything, ev- 
erything - your purpose, your 
future, your limited future, 
your standing with God, ev- 
erything. Life really is a gift." 

In the end, Williams said 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 



it's all about relationships. "It 
is God and people. It's easj' 
in the busyness to forget that, 
even in a Christian environ- 

While the ordeal brought 
him closer to his family and 
God, healing from a trans- 
plant can be difficult, even 
though hver transplants are 
some of the most successful 



WUlia 






Boats 

Continued from Pg. 2 



Another team member, 
Renee Baumgartner, a senior 
Spanish and intercultural 
communications major, said 
their team's success was due 
to many factors. 

"Our team did everything 
right, from getting the right 
cardboard, to putting the right 
amount of duct tape, to having 
the right attitude," she said. 

Other participants enjoyed 
the evening even though they 

Alana Pabon, junior social 
work major said, "I didn't 
think I would have so much 
fim with duct tape, cardboard 
boxes, and chlorine." 

Oakwood 

Continued from Pg. 2 

The Huntsville Police De- 
partment is conducting its 
own investigation into the 
events of Dec. 9. Johnson said 
they were still reviewing the 
department's procedures and 
were not ready to discuss their 
findings publicly. 

Once the arrested students 
finish then- preliminary court 
hearings the cases will go be- 
fore a grand jury, said Heather 
Douglas of the Madison Coun- 
ty DA's office. Specific court 
dates will likely not be set for 
six months to a year. 



Recovering from surgery is 
the toughest challenge. Those 
who make it home have a 90 
percent chance of making it 
through the first year. 

"Most people who don't 
make it, don't make it out of 
the hospital," Williams said. 
"That or they don't comply 
with other new lifestyle issues, 
diet and health." 

While WiUiams feels bet- 
ter now, little things, like go- 
ing outside, remind him of his 

"Your diaphragm tightens 
normally during cold weather, 
and you aren't aware of it," 
Williams said. "But now that I 
have been basically cut in half, 
when it's cold I can feel [my 
stomach muscles] tighten and 
I can feel something pulling." 




John Williams 

WiUiams now takes every- 
thing one day at a time. Medi- 
cations have made him tired 
and he is also more susceptible 
to diabetes and skin cancer. 

"I have to be careful about 
enclosed spaces and lots of 
people," Williams said. "I wash 
my hands, religiously and fre- 
quentiy use hand sanitizer." 

Williams said he also has 
reminders in other ways. He 
looks at others differently, 
knowing they might be hurt- 
ing silently. 

"I tend to be very private, 
and so I suffered privately," 
WiUiams said. "Now, I think 
two or three times a day what 
someone else might be going 
through, silently." 



Salt Works Sabbath school 



Shirley Rikeros 



A new pastor joined the Col- 
legedale church staff this past 
December to offer a new Sab- 
bath school class called Salt 
Works in hopes of presenting 
non-conventional insights on 
faith and culture. 

"If you hate church this 
class is for you," said Alex Bry- 
an, tiie new pastor leading this 
class designed for university 
students. 

Live entertainment and 
YouTube clips are part of the 
multimedia-interactive ap- 
proach that will help discuss 
different topics from post- 
modernism to sexuahty. 

and some controversial 
things," said Renee Weatherly, 
a senior religious studies ma- 
jor, after visiting Salt Works 
for the first time. 

"I want the church to be 
more responsive, to know why 
people don't like the church 
and do whatever they can 
that's bibhcally OK to reach 
people," said Bryan. 

Students are already warm- 
ing up to this new church per- 



spective. 

"It was a very different look 
at religion. I kinda wish more 
people thought this way," said 
Jonathan Perez a sophomore 
nursing major. 

After graduating from 
Southern in 1993 with a B.A. 
in history and religion, 37- 
year-old Bryan returned to 
Collegedale as pastor for lo- 
cal missions. His experience 
with youth and outreach pro- 
grams comes from 11 yeju-s as 
a pastor in New Community 
Church in Atlanta, where he 
worked to build relationships 
with people that rejected fra- 
ditional church. He did this 
through outreach activities 
with public schools and indi- 
vidual families. 

Bryan said the name idea 
for Salt Works was inspired 
from Jesus' metaphor about 
becoming more salt-like, hav- 
ing a strong faith and sharing 
it with others, 

"The joy is in converting 
people, bringing them to God. 
That' s where the fun is," said 
Bryan. "You can't be salt if 
you're in a box somewhere; 
and that includes this cam- 



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your world 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



Pact on emergency 
economy rescue nearer as 
lawmakers, White House 
negotiate into the night 

WASHINGTON (AP) - 
I Pushing deficit concerns aside, 
Democratic and Republican 
I leaders moved closer to agree- 
ment with the White House 
: Wednesday night on emer- 
gency tax cuts and benefit in- 
creases to jolt the economy out 
of its slump, including open- 



was both festive and frenzied, demands while still reducing 

Gazans cleared out stores in soldiers' deployments and in- 

an Egyptian border town, buy- creasing their time at home 

ing up everything from TV sets between tours, 
to soft drinks to cigarettes. Gen. George Casey, chief 

As waves of people swarmed of staff of the Army, has been 

through the destroyed barrier pushing to move back to one- 

6 some estimated the crowd in year deployments, citing the 



the hundreds of thousands 6 
Egyptian security forces lined 



heavy burden that the 15- 
month stays put on troops and 



up on one side of the border their families. Just last week 
and Hamas forces lined up on he hinted the shorter tours 



could begin this 

But defense officials have 
been reluctant to talk much 
about the shift because it will 
depend heavily on what Gen, 



the other side. None of them 

ing new financing ivindows for interfered in any way, and it 

some home loans. appeared Haraas militants ac- 

Congressional leaders were tively participated in the bor- 

to negotiate into the evening der breach. 

with Treasury Secretary Hen- That breach, though likely David Petraeus, the top U.S, 

ry Paulson, underscoring the temporary, seemed certain to commander in Iraq, rea 
urgency of the effort. strengthen Hamas in its show- ™ends when he gives his 

Lawmakers learned during down with Israel, the West sessment of the war to C 
the day that the government's and its Fatah rivals 6 reliev-ing ^^^ ^" March or April. 
deficit already would swell some of the pam of an inter- 
to $250 bilUon this year be- national blockade of the Gaza ^^' Street pulls off 
cause of falling corporate tax Strip following Hamas' violent s*»«"»ing comeback from 
revenues 6 then they signaled takeover of the coastal terri- ^^^ another sharp decline 
they were wilhng to balloon it toty in June. ^^^ YORK (AP) - Wall 
higher by more than $100 bil- It also raised Israeli fears of ^^^^* pulled off a, stunning. 
lion with a stimulus package. an influx of weapons and mili- comeback Wednesday, surg- 
As they met behind closed tants to Gaza and threatened '"S higher in late trading and 
undermine crucial Egyp- wipmg out what looked to be 
1 participation m a Mideast X^* another massive decline. 
most ofthe day before soaring peace push by President Bush. The Dow Jones industrials, 
to a big gain just before clos- '^°^™ ^°^^ ^^^ 323 points in 
ing. The Dow Jones industri- Army proposal would earlier trading, ended the day 
als ended the day up just un- *^*^ soldiers' war tours with an advance of just under 
der 300 points. from 15 months to 12 

The federal deficit, which months 
has been dropping m recent WASHINGTON (AP) - Sol- 

diers' battlefield tours would 
be cut from 15 months to 12 
months beginning Aug. 1, un- 
der a proposal being consid- 
ered by the Army 




doors. Wall Street defined 
volatility, dropping again for 



-ader Charles Colli 
ock Exchange Tuesday Jan. 22. 2008. An unusual emergency inter- 
C rate cut by the Federal Reserve gave Wall Street a partial rebound 
lesdayfromaprecipitious early dedine_ andperhaps the first steps 



465 points shortly aftt 

session before closing with a milder drop 

ii,97i-l9- (AP Photo/Richard Drew) 



•ery. The Dow Jones industrial average, down 

bounced around throughout the 

jr 1.06 percent, at 



years, could reach $379 bil- 
lion for 2008 6 more than 
twice last year's red ink 6 once 
the costs ofthe economic res- 
2 factored 



on Wednesday a 
chance of a 0.50 percentage- 
point cut by the central bank 
when it meets next Tuesday 
and Wednesday. 

Rate cuts are designed to 
stimulate borrowing and, in 
turn, business activity and the 
overall economy. They also will 



sbt years at war. 

The proposal, recommend- 
ed by U.S. Army Forces Com- 



said House Budget Committee effort to reduce the stress on 
Chairman John Spratt Jr., D- a force battered by more than 

Tens of thousands of 
Palestinians cross into 
Egypt through border 
fence hlown up by mili- 
tants 

f^AFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) 
■■Onfoot, mcarsandindonr 
Key carts, tens of thousands of 
Gazans flooded into Egypt on 
Wednesday through a border 



fence blown 



300 pomts. 

Such volatility has become 
a hallmark of Wall Street's 
performance in recent months 
amid the ongoing housing and 
credit crisis and growing fears 
of recession. And, after five 
straight days of pullbacks, a 

rebound was to be expected. ^^ banks and other lenders, 
But analysts sawsome positive ^^ich have been working to 
signs m the day's trading. i^.^e, ^^^sts and raise cash lev- 

The Federal Reserve's de- els through layoffs and stock 
cision Tuesday to lower its sales after having lost billions 
mand, is being reviewed by benchmark federal funds rate of dollars to bad mortgages 
senior Army and Pentagon by 0.75 percentage point to 3.5 and mortgage-related invest- 
leaders, and would be, contin- percent, while met with some ments. Those companies 6 in- 
gent on the changing needs for skepticism, did give intrep- eluding Citigroup Inc., Wash- 
troops in Iraq and Afghani- id investors a reason to buy ington Mutual Inc. and Merrill 
Stan. Wednesday. Lynch 6 were the big winners 

"Our top priority is going Tou might say this is a be- Wednesday, 
to be meeting the combatant lated reaction to what the Fed 
commanders'requirements,so did this week, compounded by 
hopes for the Fed to do more 
next week," said Peter Car- 
dillo, chief mjurket economist 
at Avalon Partners. Ttaders 



percent under "Good Things to Eat" in 
the classified sections of two 
newspapers. 

About a third of the 60 or so 
calls she received were from 
people interested in buying 

"It's been enough to turn 
your stomach," said DeGroat, 



up by militants there may be no decision until 



; clarity on that," 



puncturing a gapmg hole 

G^''Jt?^^^* ''°'^^ °^ *^ AmTy 'coL'Edw^d GibW, 

to Ham^^ ^™^ ^ ^""^ ^'^^ °^ ^^ command's plans 

jj, " division, said Wednesday. He who bet ■ 

Shopping spree that said the goal was to meet those fed fimds 



eventuaJIyboostprofitmargms .^ho evenhiaUy sold her 
3-year-oId mare. Foxy, to a 
man who wanted a live horse 
for his grandchildren. 

DeGroat's ad, offering the 
registered pinto for $200 or 
the best offer, was intended to 
run Sunday and Monday un- 
der the classified ad heading 
for horses and stables in The 
Saginaw News and The Bay 
City Times. 

However, human error 
Mistake puts *horse for ^^'^^ *^ ^f under the food 
sale' ad in newspapers* 



food classifieds 

AKRON, Mich. (AP) - Kris- 
ten DeGroat just wanted to 
1 the Fed's target sell her horse to another ani- 
ite were pricing in ™^ lover, but her ad ended up 



heading in the classified s 

tions of both newspapers. The 

papers, which have a joinUy 



corrected the mistake. 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 

Anh Pham 

Opinion Editor 

anhphamesouthern.edu 



Ten things I think that I think about Southern I3 



Referring to the second 
K semester of the school 
a year as the winter se- 
mester is horrible when 
it comes to marketing. Saying 
that Southern students attend 
school in the fall and winter 
semesters sounds like they 
have to endure nine months 
of dreariness. A spring semes- 
ter sounds much more cheer- 
ful and goes well when paired 
with the fact that spring break 



•'"^ Vespersdatesarelame! shame \ 
■*^j It's for guys who are too 
■- — '^ cheap, duU or coward- 
ly. A gentleman should 
properly ask a lovely young 
lady to dress up on a Satur- 
day night, take her outside of 
Collegedale, do something fun 
and/or romantic and get to 
know each other. 

/ The Southern Breeze, 
; the universi^s student 
run podcast, is genius 
and the best student- 
produced media on campus. 




would fall in the spring semes- 
ter. Spring break during the 
winter semester sounds like a 
misnomer; a break during that 
time should be called winter 
break. Also, the second semes- 
ter is held mainly during the 
spring. Even Andrews Univer- 
sity, the flagship university of 
the Adventist Church in North 
America eschews the name 
"winter" for spring semester. 

. ^ V Pasta Day should 
/ never again be alter- 
^— nated weekly between 
Wednesday and Thurs- 
day. I can't tell you how many 
times I headed to the cafeteria, 
eagerly anticipating my deep 
fried ravioh and spaghetti with 
alfredo and marinara sauce, 
only to find out its Boiled Cab- 
bage Day. Horrible! Horrible! 



This podcast makes people 
laugh and think, and provides 
breaking news while giving 
you a glimpse of student life. 
From reporting what students 
endure to make ends meet to 
students experiences about 
love and dating, the Southern 
Breeze keeps its listeners com- 
ing back for more. It's a crime 
that the entire campus hasn't 
checked it out. 

Southern needs a prayer 
room that's bigger than 
a closet. Southern has 
dedicated a university 
church to worship in, an es- 
tablished cafeteria to eat at, 
but when it comes to praying, 
students find only a room in- 
side the Ulmer Student Center 
that at most fits four people 
comfortably. Prayer is vital 
for spiritual grovrth and it's a 



ing establishments, but just a 
few square yardage exclusively 
for praying. Which brings me 

- The Garden of Prayer 
j^-, is a misnomer. It's ba- 
vJ' sically just a garden. I 
rarely see people pray- 
ing there and I beheve this is 
because the atmosphere is not 
conducive to prayer. It's open 
air, so people walking next to 
their way to class 
talking vrith 
friends or on 
cell phones 
make it less 
than peace- 
ful. Perhaps 
if tall hedges 
were in place 
it would pro- 
solitude for 
the one-on- 

people need 
with God. 
However,tall 
hedges are 

proposition 

might abuse 
the privacy. Which leads to my 
next thought- 
Saturday night is unof- 
ficially make-out night 



, ■ ,, Gordon Bietz is 
'\.. , the greatest imi- 
_ versity president 
ever in the his- 
tory of ever. Maybe it's 
his deep baritone voice, 
his snappy ties, or sharp 
suits. I don't know. But 
e he walks past 
feel his pow- 






. Not t 



heard severid young la- 
dies confess to me their 
"Gordie" crush. Maybe 
one day I'll work up the 
nerve to shake his hand, 
ask for his autograph 
or get my picture taken 
with him. In the mean- 
time, I'll just keep look- 
ing away whenever he 
passes me on campus. 




Reyna Joy 

beautiful girl I 
it Southern. 



dormitory, Thatcher 
Hall. I've learned that it's 
best to keep your eyes glued 
to the ground as you walk past 
the columns and through the 
parking lots past rows of cars 
with fogged windows. 

. ' ,, When the cafeteria first 
■ ■ , instituted a single en- 
__ try point to the serving 
lines, I was upset. The 
lines seemed longer. But I've 
come around- There's less 
chaos and line cutting. Also, 
everyone is filtered and chan- 
nel through the lines more 
quickly. Very important, espe- 
cially on Pasta Day. 



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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 
Benjamin Stitzer 
Lifestyles Editor 
stitzerb®southern.edu 



ifestyles 

A look into the battle over "forced" worships 



Matthew Hermann 

Upon seeing my vespers 
attendance card, a foi-raer 
administrator of Southern 
asked, "They still don't com- 
plain about those, do they?" 
Although he expected me .to 
say no, I changed the tone of 
the conversation by replying, 
"Yes, they do." His counte- 
nance changed quickly, and 
he looked off to the pulpit 
and muttered. "WeU, let them 

Last year as SA Executive 
Vice President. I talked with 
many administratoi-s who 
reasoned that an end to woi"- 
ship credit would change the 
spiritual ethos of our campus. 
However, in their reasoning 
tliey could only give nonreli- 
gious elements for keeping the 
cun-ent system of cards and 
credit requirements, lliemain 
reason given was that worsliip 
credit promotes Southern's 
reputation of being a religious 
in.stJtution that values corpo- 



worship— a reputation, 
not a reflection. It seems that 
this idea the university has 
that outward appearance and 
simply attending is more im- 
portant than personal spiri- 
tual experience is mirrored by 
students. 

Uidike the opinions aiid 
^vishes of administrators, the 
reaht\- is Southern's student 
body is one of grudging ac- 
ceptance, masqueraded by a 
false pretense to visitors that 

is there because they want to 
be. Indeed, it would not be un- 
reasonable to assert that tins 
philosophy murors that of the 
Publican and the wlutewashed 
Pharisee: One being spiritu- 
ally alive on personal freedom 
and one spiritually dead on 
cultural expectations. 

Southern's mission state- 
ment is to prepare students for 
life. How does valuing reputa- 
tion over spiritual welfare pre- 
pare students for indiwdual 
ownership in their relation- 



ship with God and i 
in a world where God is non- 
existent? Currently, it seems 
that what people see trumps 
what God sees. 

I have talked with many 
students who have suffered 
through this system their en- 
tire lives. Many are apathetic 
to God, yet for some reason 
they continue to unenthusi- 
astically dance to the Friday 

"Ideas of us and 

them, as created 

by a worship credit 

system, have no 

place in God's 

house." 

night ritual of getting ready 
for vespers. I believe Uieir at- 
titude mirrurf their perspec- 
tive on ciiurc-h. imd ultiniately 
God, stemming from the val- 
ues our current religious sys- 
tem has taught them. I think I 
would be the same way. if my 



Southern: Show me your talent! 




With all of the amazing talent we 
have on campus I want to have people 
show off their hottest stuff. If you have 
any photo, painting, poetry or any- 
thing you might deem as art\vork that 
can be pasted on a page, please send 
it in. 

This is our first submission from 
Melissa Cechota who went downtown 
to the Martin Luther King Jr. March 
downtown this last Monday. Melissa 
is taking the class Advanced Photogra- 
phy and shared with us her best shot 
of the day! 



Darika Scott, 8, marches down MLK Blvd. 
with a dream in honor of Doctor King's 
birthday celebration Jan. 21. 



whole Ufe I was constrained 
by worship requirements and 

■financial penalties. 

I have beard heart-warming 
stories of prodigal Adventists 
thanking deans in tlie end for 
tlie system they were so pas- 
sionately against, but I want 
to know of the scores of men 
and women who did not think 
it was worth their time. 

Truly, it is the relationsliip 
one has with the Father that 
matters, and this can never be 
bo.ved in by a credit svstem. 
Ultiniately, those who have 
been caged by this system will 
have a vastly different view 
of Crod than one who is freely 
able to exercise his will to at- 
tend certain religious events. 

'ITie idea of 'let them com- 
plain" is equally troubling as 
well. The 'ud v.tsvi^ them" 
nK-Tilalih' beiv.ecn .Jiif^rcnl 
niembijis uf yuiuiieni's cum- 
nnmity has been uverluuked 
for too long. We (students, 
professors, administrators) 
are all members of the body of 



Christ. Ideas of us and them, 
as created by a worship credit 
system, have no place in God's 
House. 

The overused rebuttal to 
student's repeated complamts 
is ""you chose to come here." 
Is that really the solution to a 
fault>' system, to leave and ig- 
nore it? The system is still the 
same, whether I am a part of 
Southern's community or not. 
I really don't believe this was 
Martin Luther's philosophy 
when he nailed the Ninety-Five 
Thesis. His original intentions 
were to reform the Cathohc 
Church, not just leave it. 

I believe these issues must 
be e.\amined, as well as their 
effect! venessforpreparing stu- 
dents for life outside Adventist 
Meccas. In short, though I dis- 
a^^ree w-ith his pei-.-^pective. I 



"let 



th.Ti 



students complain, it will onlv 
reveal the gilded legitimacy 
tliis system has. 



tliCi%fbs 



4 



Community Service day - It's 
to have no school! 



Campus Safety - For making the call 
to not have a snow day. 



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8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 
Christy Kurtz 
Religion Editor 
kurtzc@southern.edu 



relig ion 

The beautiful gift of blaci< cherry Kooi-Aid 



"Would you like a breakfast 
burrito?" I cheerfully asked as 
a tall, husky African American 
man opened the door. 

It was Monday morning, and 
we, along with 60 other South- 
ern students, had just finished 
scrubbing eleven floors worth 
of doors at Patten Towers for 
community service day. Now 
Taylor Paris and I were passing 
out the leftover burritos from 
breakfast. A resident down on 
ninth floor had told us to come 
up to this particular room. 

He peered out at my friend 
and I, nonplussed at our sun- 
shiny greeting "Whafs in 
'um?" was his gruff reply as he 
hesitatingly took the two bur- 
rito 's I offered him. Taylor and 
I proceeded to attempt to con- 
vince him of the wonders of 
hash bro\vns, eggs, and gra\'y 
all covered by a tortilla. 

•WeU, maybe I can put 
some black pepper on it." He 
looked at us for a pregnant ten 
seconds, and then opened the 



door a bit vnder. "Come in" he 
conunanded and then, without 
waiting, turned around and 
headed back inside. Taylor 
and I looked at each other and 
then back at the door. Shrug- 
ging our shoulders, we fol- 
lowed. 

Over the next hour, we 
got acquainted with our new 
friend. His name was Winford 
and he rarely left his apart- 
ment "I just don't do people" 
he emphatically exclaimed. 

"I'm perfectly 

content bein' by 

myself, listenin' 

to my own music, 

and doin' my own 

thing." 

rWinford McGra\v 



"I'm perfectly content bein' 
by myself, listenin' to my own 
music and doin' my own thing. 
I don't need no one else." He 
had heard about the Christ- 
mas Party and other events 



that Southern had hosted but 
he wasn't about to leave his 
apartment for any of it. 

He proceeded to tell us, 
between sips of beer, that he 
doesn't like visitors and he is 
glad that he lives in the cor- 
ner of the building because it 
is a lot quieter. He won't even 
leave the house for food! He 
depends on a few friends and 
famCy to bring him every- 

Just when I was begin- 
ning to wonder if he was get- 
ting tired of his most recent 
visitors, he decided to make us 
some Black Cherry cool-aid. I 
was shocked! He liked us! He 
eventually told us that in his 
fourteen months of Hving at 
Patten, we were his favorite 
visitors. He gave us permis- 
sion to visit or call him once 
a month. That doesn't sound 
like much but to him it was a 
major risk. 

After praying mth Winford 
and sharing a few Bible texts, 
we went on our way but I could 
not stop thinking about how 
amazing God is! We would 




Watch for upcoming Patten Tower t-sbirts and stit 

have never gone to that room at Southern who need to hear 

if it had not been for a num- about God's love just as much 

ber of different things. And as Winford did. Are you let- 

if we hadn't, Winford would ting yourself be used by the 

have never been told about the Holy Spirit? Are you telling 

fathomless love of Christ. We others about Christ? 
run into people each day here 



Reformatted and working for your Creator 



Kelsev Belcourt 



Daddy reformatted my hard 
drive over Christmas break. 

For almost a year, my com- 
puter had been suffering from 
a strange disease. One would 
think that by pressing the "On" 
button that a machine would 
turn on. Indeed, my computer 
did respond, on occasion. The 
irregularity of this problem 
was frustrating. I began to feel 
that I must not be taking very 
good care of ray computer, or 
else it would work regularly. 
Or maybe it was imbued vrith 
one of those strange sort of 
apphanee-demons so preva- 
lent in popular folklore. My 
computer itself didn't seem 
to think it had any problems, 
or at least 



Norton, didn't think s 

At first, I tried to self treat 
it. I checked to see if I had it 
plugged in: it was. Perhaps I 
unknowingly dropped it... I 
tried some gentle correctional 
pats. Nothing seemed to work. 
At this point it should be clari- 
fied that the computer did turn 
on. It would go through all 
the preliminaries, giving great 
hope to the operator, but no 
icons ever materialized and 
my toolbar was a solid blue 
line. It was maddeningly de- 
ceptive! Some days it took 15 
minutes to enact the repetition 
necessaiy to have a successful 
boot-up. 

So I called in the specialists. 
A kind gentleman in the televi- 
sion station in Bolivia fixed it, 
but the remedy was temporary. 
I called people. I even showed 



my computer t 
an airplane wl 
be a computer programmer 
who loved puzzles. He was 
stumped. But he suggested 
that I take drastic measures, 
erase the hard drive, and start 
all over again. 

My computer and I went 
home. We talked to Dad, who 
thought the purchase of a new 
computer was unnecessaiy 
until we formatted the hard 
drive. I agreed, and we began 
the transfer of all the beneficial 
information on my computer 
to external storage devices. 
Then we erased it. 

Sometimes I feel like my 
computer. I'm a Christian and 
I work for God- But sometimes, 
when He's told me to work, af- 
ter going through all the pre- 
liminaries, I just can't seem 



to run the program correctly. 
God has to try repeatedly to 
get through my dense brain 
to relay a successful message. 
Worse yet, ray conscience 
doesn't always seera to detect 
the probleras. What prob- 
lems? I'm God's instrument. 
How can I go wrong when He's 
the operator? But God sees the 
error, and gently tells rae that 
I am defective. I need to erase 

Dad worked really hard on 
my computer. He reloaded all 
of my programs and made im- 
provements. He put the same 
background back on and even 
changed the mouse icon to the 
little leaf that I've always had 
and loved. All of the personal 
touches that made my com- 
puter mine were still there. 
Save one small difference. It 



booted up perfectly. The prob- 
lems that had been there be- 
fore were gone and I can trust 
my computer to fulfill its pur- 
pose again. 

When we give our lives to 
God, He puts our old man to 
rest. It's scary. Things we hold 
close and dear may be taken 
fromus.Ifweallowourselvesto 
die to Christ, who knows what 
kind of creature will emerge 
in the new life? But when God 
reveals His new creation to us. 
His handiwork is shown to be 
exactly the individual He cre- 
ated and we desired to be. And 
we are now an instrument that 
He can trust to do His work. 

Is your Daddy reformatting 
your hard drive? Don't worry: 
He's not finished yet, and the 
product will be beautiful. 



ItHURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



Some insights on hockey 



This Sunday, the best play- 
rs in the NHL will be coming 

I to Atlanta to participate in the 

I annual NHL All-Star game. 

I Most Americans are not aware 

I of this fact because: a) we are 
1 the midst of the NFL play- 
ffs and the Super Bowl is only 
ine week away, and b) ESPN 

I gives hardly any attention to 
the NHL except for their sole 
hockey commentator, Barry 

I "The Mullet" Mehose. 

The All-Star game marks 

I the unofficial halfway point 
in the NHL season. Here are 
a few observations on the first 

I half: 

i) Ovechkin should be the 

j face of the league: In today's 

I NHL world, so much empha- 
sis in put on Sidney Crosby 
and how he is going to res- 
urrect the game and vaake 
it marketable again. I think 
they've got the wrong guy. 
They should be looking at Al- 
exander Ovechkin to do this. 
He's a youngster playing for 
the Washington Capitals who 
is just as offensively-minded 
as Crosby, but can get back on 
defense, hit and throw down 
if the situation arises. He is a 
complete player and extreme- 
ly entertaining. The league is 
pushing Crosby not because 
he's the best, but because he's 



Canadian. 

2) These Russians can play: 
I've already spoken about 
Ovechldn, but there are many 
other Russian-bom players in 
the league who are strapping 
their teams on their backs 
and carrying them. Evgeni 
Nabokov is a perfect example. 
The net-minder for the San 
Jose Sharks has a minute GAA 
(goals against average) of 2.12 
and leads the league in wins 
with 26. Another Russian- 
bom player is at the top of the 
league in points and goals. His 
name is Ilya Kovalchuk. The 
leader of the Atlanta Thrash- 
ers is on pace to score 50 goals 
for the third time in bis short 

3) Second chances are great 
for goalies: This year has been 
great for goalies needing a 
second chance. Ty Conklin 
since being called up from the 
minors has only lost once for 
the Pittsburgh Penguins in 13 
games. Conklin, who started 
for Edmonton in the Stanley 
Cup Fmals in 2005, was sent 
down to the minors by Buffalo 
in 2006, and hadn't been back 
in the NHL until this year. 
Don't look for him in the mi- 
nors anytime soon. 

Ilya Bryzgalov was picked 
up by the Phoenix Coyotes off 
of waivers earlier this season 
after being let go by Anaheim. 



Bryzgalov has rewarded the 
Coyotes by going 16-10 with 
a .933 save percentage. In re- 
turn, the Coyotes have reward- 
ed Bryzgalov with a three-year 
contract worth a lot of cash. 

4) Detroit is human, but 
barely: Has anyone seen this 
team play? Zetterberg, Holm- 
strom, Datsyuk, Lidstiom and 
Osgood. These guys are amaz- 
ing this year. Chris Osgood, 
the Wings' backup goalie go- 
ing into the season, has a 1.87 
GAA and is representing and 
starting for the West at the All- 
Star game. Their defense con- 
sists of some of the best in the 
business including 46-year-old 
Chris Chelios. That's right, 46. 
Barring some monumental fail 
on their part, the road to the 
finals will run through Detroit 
in the West. 

5) These youngsters got 
some talent: The league is be- 
ing injected with a major dose 
of youth from the Ukes of Pat- 
rick Kane, Zach Parise, and 
Mike Richards. These three 
players, all under the age of 
23, lead their respective teams 
in goals and points and look to 
be threats in the years to come 
as well. The NHL has a bright 
future my friends, you would 
do yourself good to jump on 
the bandwagon. Watch out for 
the zamboni and enjoy the rest 
of the season. 




lo/Rusty Kennedy 
NHL. 1 
I against (hcFlyers. 




Hometown Girls, Kobe Who? earn victories 



On the Women's court, de- 
fense was a major component 
for both teams as undefeated 
Hometoivn Gkls played Balln' 
in a very aggressive game. 

Fundamental basket- 

ball playing was evident for 
the Hometown Girls as they 
scored, rebounded and de- 
fended their way to a solid 



34-17 victory. Balln' played 
very strong defense the whole 
game and had some good shots 
to stay in contention. In the 
second half, Hometown Girls 
took advantage of their good 
defense with several steals 
that led to fast breaks and easy 
layups. 

Hometown Girls continued 
to play smart basketball and 
kept their composure even af- 
ter several bard fouls. 



Geraldine Dry of Balln' led 
her team with 6 points, and 
Shayna Bowman of Home- 
town Girls, led the scoring 
overall with 9 points. 

In the Men's league, Kobe 
Who? took on Showtime in 
a high scoring , fast-paced 
game. The score was relative- 
ly close in the first half with 
Brandon Todd's four 3-point 
shots propelling Kobe Who? to 
a nine-pomt lead. Kobe Wlio? 



kept their momentum going 
in the second half, cruising 
to a 60-42 victory at the final 
buzzer. Showtime's Jamison 
Malin led his team in scor- 
ing with 12 points and Tristan 
Shaw chipped in with 11. Todd 
led aU scorers with 25 points. 



Leading Scorers as 
of 1/22/08 

Chris Bennet- 102 pt -20.4 
ppg JusVce League 

Brandon Todd 64 pt.- 12.8 
ppg Kobe Who? 

Nick Sauder 60 pts.- 1 2 ppg 
Team Gammenthater 



10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



chatter 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 



SA Elections | SA Applications 
for the 2008-09 school year 
are available in the Student 
Services and Student Associa- 
tion offices. If you are inter- 
ested in running for President, 
Executive Vice President, or 
Social \^ce President, please 
come and pick up an applica- 
tion. Petitions are due back 
to the SA office by 12 p.m. on 
Thursday, Jan. 31. 

SA Media Positions | If you are 
interested in applying for the 
positions of Strawberry Festi- 
val director, Southern Accent 
editor, or Southern Memories 
editor for next year, applica- 
tions are available in the Stu- 
dent Services office. 

Music [ The Southern Adven- 
tist University Symphony Or- 
chestra, conducted by Laurie 
Redmer Minner, will feature 
the works of Chopin, Saint- 
Saens, Tchaikovsky, Bruch, 
Elgar, Sarasate, Lalo, and Ra- 
chmaninoff in its annual con- 
certo concert Sunday, Jan. 27 
in the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. The orches- 
tra will open ivith Prince Igor 
Overture by Borodin. Convo- 
cation credit available. 



Art Gallery | The School of 
Visual Art and Design will be 
displaying the photography 
of Ed Guthero in their new 
gallery on the second floor of 
Brock Hall on Thursday eve- 
ning, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. His im- 
ages of the contemporary west 
will be displayed, and there 
wUl be a book signing as well. 



And [N the end, it's not the 
years in your life that count. 
It's the life in your years. 

-Abraham Lincoln 

January 25- Ahson Quiring, 
Paul Simulis, John Record 



Upcoming events calend^^r 



Friday, January 25 

Ministerial Trainee Induc- 
tion (25-26) 

9 a.m.-i2 p.m. - Social 
Work Field Fair, Presidential 
Banquet Room 

9 a.m.-i2 p.m. - Last day 
to return textbooks with a 
drop slip. Campus Shop 

6 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 
Ministerijil Trainee Induction 

After Vespers - Adoration, 
Dining Hall 

After Vespers - Hymn 
Sing, Talge Chapel 



Saturday, January 26 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Church 
Service, Collegedale Church, 
Alex Bryan 

9 & 11:30 a.m. - Ministerial 
Trainee Induction, Thatcher 
Chapel 

10 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 

10 a.m. - French Sabbath 
School, MOler Hall #201 

10 & 11:30 a.m. - The 
Third, CA, 

20:15 a-m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 

11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
Lynn Wood, Keith Bowman 

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp, 
Flagpole in front of Wright 



January 27- Veronica Roesch, 
Susana Lee Wong, Stephan 
Castro-Shoemaker, Areli Ruiz 

January 28- Tony Castillo, 
Jill Althoff, Jeimifer Bailey, 
Cynthia Fernandez 



January 26- Scott Bamette, January 29- Matt Guider, 
Carolyn McCIellan, Jared Alanna Zackrison, Katelyn 
Miller Steams 



Hall 

3 p.m. - Sabbath Minis- 
tries: Visiting Sick & Shut-ins, 
Wright Hall 

5-5:45 P-m. - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

6 p.m. - Evensong, Church; 
Organist, Laurel Guthrie, 
Reader, Bruce Ashton 

6:30 p.m. - Random Acts 
of Kindness, Wright Hall 

7 p.m. - Coed Volleyball 
Tournament, lies P.E. Center 

11:30 p.m. - Sigma Theta 
Chi Skating Party, Hamilton 
Skate Place 



Sunday, January 27 

No Field Trips or Tours 
C28-Feh. 3) 

SAT Exams, Lynn Wood 

4-8 p.m. - Patten Towers 
Celebrate NewStart 

7:30 p.m. - Symphony Or- 
chestra Concerto Concert, 
Church (Convocation Credit) 



Monday, January 28 

Last day for 

8o9S tuition refund 

4 p.m. - University Assembly 

5 p.m. - Social WorkMajor Ap- 
plications due, Daniells Hall 
5:i5&5:45p.m.-CollegeBowl, 
Presidential Banquet Room 
7 p.m. - Student Week of 
Prayer, Church 



January 30- Brittany Graves, 
Josh Mayo, Sara Nalley, Nan- 
cy Bradherry, VJUky Briette 

January 31- Kelly Gunter, 
Eliud Sicard, Cameron Stam, 
Jorge Granada, Eloho Toweh, 
Da Hye Sung, Kenny Ander- 
son, David Hinson, Amanda 
Gray 



Tuesday, January 29 



3:45 i 



- Mc- 



Kee Library Closed 

11 a.m. - Convocation: Stu- 
dent Week of Prayer, Church 

5 p.m. - New Club/ 
Dept. Student Organiza- 
tion applications & SA Ap- 
propriation forms due. 
Office of Student life & Ac- 
tivities 

7 p.m. - Student Week of 
Prayer, Churchg p.m. - Pod- 
cast: Devotional Discussion, 
Student Center 

Wednesday, January 30 

11 a.m.-7 p.m. -Employee 
Appreciation Day Sponsored 
by Office of Student Life & 

Activities, 



Student Center 
5:15 & 5:45 p.m. -College 
Bowl, Presidential Banquet 

7 p.m. - Student Week of 
Prayer, Church 



Thursday, January 31 



>:45 i 



■ Mc- 



Kee Libraiy Closed 

11 a.m. - Convocation: Stu- 
dent Week of Prayer, Church 

12 p.m. - SA Election Peti- 
tions due, SA Office 

5 p.m. - Floor Hockey 
Team Meeting, Hes P.E. Cen- 

7 p.m. - Student Week of 
Prayer, Church 



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reputation for delicious, qualit}- food. 
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Vehicles 

1996 VW Golf GL I Green 
4-door hatchback, Ver\' clean, 
well taken care of, mechanically 
sound, cold A/C, power locks, 
CD player, power moon roof, 
automatic transmission. i/sK 
miles, Runs well. $2,500 OBO. 
Call Joe at 423-400-3947 (call 

J995 Ford Thunderbird | 

Leather seats, CD player, moon 
roof $3300.00. For more infor- 
mation contact David Buoy at 
423-504-5716. 

1994 Toyota Camry XhE | 

Four door Forrest Green. Good 
condition $3200 OBO. Please 
call 423-290-3519 or 205-366- 

1985 Nissan 300 zx | 2-1-2, t- 
top, a/t, A/C, ps, pb, silver grey, 
Si,999 OBO. Call 423-396- 



Vehicles 

1997 CMC Sonoma | 2 wheel 
drive. 116K miles, 4cyl, 5 spd. 
Extended cab w/tbird door. Has 
new A/C compressor. Ball joints 
and wheel bearings are great. 
Runs excellent. Body has a few- 
minor blisters on dri\'ers side 
fender and below tliird door. 
Call Josh at 724-747:8896. 

1996 Inflniti J30 | Heated 
leather seats. Bose CD, cruise 
control, sunroof auto, runs great, 
clean title, 130k miles, iSocc, 
V6. $6,500 OBO. Call 423-238- 
0087 or 423-236-2080, 

2005 Suzuki Burgman 400 
Scooter | 12k miles; nms ex- 
cellent; 34 gallon gas tank; 
i8o+miles on full tank; goes up 
to 100 mph; storage space under 
seat; highivay capable; motorcj'- 
cle jacket; 2 helmets; motorcycle 
boots; leather winter gloves; 
original price S6000; $4000 
OBO. Call 678-362-7887. 




Vehicles 



Seat Covers for sale | 2 >'ing 
yang black car scat covers. Good 
condition. Only S20. Call An- 
drew at 423-236-7266. 

Four 17 inch chrome wheels 

for sale! See pictures at http:// 
chattanooga.craigslist.org/ 
pts/4903736o3.htmL Call Joel 
at 918-521-5643 

Housing 

Male roommate wanted: 2.5 
miles from SAG campus. All util- 
ities, premium cable and wire- 
less internet included. Shared 
kitchen, bath and Imng areas, 
$300 per month. Available Jan- 
uary 1st. 423-504-0807. 

2 female roommates needed 
to share a new 4 bed/3 bath 
house 15 minutes from South- 
ern. Rent is $375/month per 
person and includes all utillities, 
cable TV, and wireless internet. 
Call Can 423-309-9731 or Haley 
208-610-9261 for more info. 

Female roommate | Private 
bath, large «"alk-in closet and 
room fully furnished. Room 
opens onto porch/patio. Shared 
kitchen and other amenities. Pri- 
\ate refrigerator. Neighborhood 
pool. Located in East Brainerd/ 
near Hamilton Place Mall. If 
interested call Polly at 423-892- 
1948 or email ipollyi@comcast. 



Housing Miscellaneous 



Female roommate wanted 
for a beautiful, fully fijmished 
apartment. WasheF/dr>'er, free 
internet, and central heat and 
air. Great location, within walk- 
ing distance from campus. Cost 
is S275/mo. + electric. Must love 
cats. CaU Jackie at 704-796-1616 
or cmailjsdaQy@southern.edu. 

Female Roommate wanted 
to share house. S250/ mo. plus 
$250 move-in deposit. E-mail 
stringobean@aol.com 

Female roommate to share a 
two bedroom, two bath home. 
S350 a month includes all utili- 
ties, phone, internet (mreless), 
trash, lawn, electricity, and wa- 
ter. It's 2 miles from Southern. 
If interested please call 917-442- 
4027 or email aj\viIson@south- 

Miscellaneous 



English Bulldog Puppies 
for Sale | (Akc regi.'itered and 
united all breed reg. double) 
7 females and 3 males. Birth- 
date: u-29-07. If you are inter- 
ested Please email Terry-.Jib- 
sou2007@googlemail.com 

Part time job | Looking for 
female nurees aid type work in 
private home. As schedule per- 
mits: Two weekday mornings (2 
hours each), weekend mornings 
(4 hours each), and all e\'enings 
(2 hours). Part-time. Flexible 
scheduling. Must luive trans- 
portation. No training required. 
Please contact Melissa @ 544- 



5893 or melLssamguinn@gmail. 
com or Polly @ ipollyi@com- 
cast.net or 892-1948 

Applications are now avail- 
able for enthusiastic team play- 
ers willing to consecrate their 
time to serving the Lord on the 
campus of SAU. Paid positions 
include. Assistant Chaplain, 
Destiny Director, Outreach Di- 
rector. Inreach Director, Well- 
ness Director, Small Groups 
Coordinator, Media Coordina- 
tor and Receptionist. For more 
information call extension 2787 
or \'isit http://chaplain,south- 

Looking for a 4jembe | If you 

have one in good condition that 
you are wanting to sell please 
contact Kristy at 423-774-0551. 

Shoes for sale | Womens sz. 
10, Dr. Marten's, t-strap mary 
janes, 2-inch platform, verj' 
good conditionl Used maybe 
three times, have a few scu% 
on the toes, nothing loo major. 
Contact carpion@southern.edu 
for pictures or call at X7038. 

Shoes for sale j Women's size 
10. Black dressy sneakers. Criss 
cross elastic straps with a velcro 
closure. Used maybe twice. Con- 
tact carpion@southern.edu for 
pictures or call at X7038. 

Wedding dress for sale | 

Never worn. Best offer. Call 
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Commercial Building Senices is 
seeking a candidate to fill a part- 
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SOUTHERN souf™ ACCENT 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 16 



Former student in court for simple assault 



The former Southern stn 
dent arrested in Novemhi 
pled guil^ yesterday t 
charge of simple assault, 

David Harrington, a6, ap- 



the 



peared in the Collegedale Mu- 
nicipal Court yesterday to face 
the charges of simple assault 
and stalking. A plea agree- 
ment, requiring the guilty plea 
for the assault charge, was 
reached between Harrington 
and District Attorney Jason 



Thomas. In return, Thomas ing near his home in Texas. If 
dropped the stallung charge. the course is completed to the 
Also as part of the agree- court's satisfaction the prison 
ment, the six-month prison sentence will also be dropped, 
sentence carried by the assault Harrington was arrested on 

charge has been suspended 
while Harrington completes e 
course of psychiatric counsel- 



E HARRINGTON, v 



NEWS FEATURE 

Student starts 
recycling plan 



The words reduce, reuse 
and recycle are not commonly 
iieard at Southern, but one 
student has plans to change 
this soon. Zach McDonald, a 
junior fine arts major, is work- 
ing towards a recycling plan in 
Southern Village. 

Southern ViUage residents 
are sorting their recyclable 
items ^veekly and setting them 
outside their apartments. Mc- 




Zach McDonald 



McDonald 
said. "My 
idea is to get [Southern Village 
residents] to recycle and I will 
take it myself to the recycling 
bin." 

The closest recycUng center 
is the Standifer Gap Recycling 
Center located in the Hamil- 




John Edwards speaks to supporters on Monday white visiting the Chattanooga ai 

Edwards sparks student interest 



Democratic presiden- 

tial hopeful John Edwards, 
who dropped out of the race 
Wednesday, \Tsited Chatta- 
nooga Monday morning. 

"I went to see a candidate 
live, it's not an opportunity we 
get often,' especiaDy in Chat- 
tanooga," said Donnie Keele, 



ing major, who also attended 
the event, agreed. 

"You could feel that some- 
thing exciting ^vas about to 
happen; it was a \'er)' \Tbrant 
atmosphere." 

Edivards focused his speech 
on topics ranging from bridg- 
ing the education gap between 
the rich and poor to health care 
for underprivileged Ameri- 
cans, Keele said. 

"He appeals to Middle 
America," he said. "He was 



more focused on Ameri- 
cans compared to Hilary and 
Obama." 

Edwards exited the presi- 
dential race after poor per- 
formance in earlier primaries, 
falHng behind Democratics 
Barack Obama and Hillary 
Clinton. The polls open in 
Tennessee Feb. 5. 

Andy Nash, an associate 
professor in the School of 
Journalism and Communica- 



Largest drug 
amount ever 
seized in 
Collegedale 



Collegedale Police found 
more than 20 pounds of mari- 
juana after searching an apart- 
ment located less than a mile 
away from Southern, pohce 

"It was discovered that 
pockets were sewn underneath 
the couch and other pieces of 
furniture for concealment of 
the drug," said Dennis Cram- 
er, Collegedale police chief. 

Police say they also found 
paraphernalia, scales and 
more than S8,ooo in cash. Of- 
ficers seized two cars and the 
resident's furniture. 

Investigators believe the 
resident may have been selling 
the drug, although for now, he 
simplj' faces charges of posses- 
sion. Pohce would not identify 
the suspect's name pending 
completion of the investiga- 

On Jan. 7, the police re- 
ceived a domestic abuse call 
at the Chestnut Creek apart- 
ment complex off Apison Pike. 
When oiBcers arrived, they 
found the apartment door 
open and smelled a strong 
aroma of ^vhat they believed 
to be marijuana. After the dis- 
pute was settled, the officers 
searched the apartment for 
drugs and paraphernalia. 

Chief Cramer said the 
20 pounds was, "the larg- 
est amount of any drug ever 
seized in Collegedale." 

siu; POLICE, p.«>: 4 



INDEX 



Your World 
Opinion 

Lifestyles 

Religion 

Sports 

•Campus Chatter 

Classifieds 

Cartoons 



OPINION 




SPORTS 




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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 



Alumna offers advice 



"Southern helped prepare 
me for the workplace by gi\"ing 
me opportunities and practi- 
cal experience," Chattanooga 
Times Free Press journahst, 
Kelli Gauthier, told students 
at the school of journalism and 
communication convocation 

Gauthier, a Southern grad- 
uate, praised classes such as 
ad\:anced news reporting and 
advanced photography. Cov- 
ering the CoDegedale commis- 
sion meetings also made her 
I from college to the 



Gauthier, who graduated in 
2006 viith a Bachelor of Arts 
in print journalism and a mi- 
nor in English, interned at the 
Chattanooga Times Free Press 



offered a job at the ne^\'Spaper. 
At first she was covering the 
courts and cops beat, but since 
August she has covered the 
K-12 education beat, Gauthier 
said. She reports on local and 
federal government decisions 
invohing education, board 
meetings and educational 

One thing Gauthier really 
appreciates about her work is 
that at the end of the day^vhen 
she comes home, she doesn't 
ha\'e to think about work am- 
more— she compartmentalizes 
her life. This is very different 
from the life of college stu- 
dents, who stiil have home- 
work hovering over their heads 
after their classes are done. 

Students and faculty alike 
enjoyed the convocation. Ja- 
son Noseworthy, a sophomore 
public relations and interna- 
tional studies 




before she was offered a job Ball, associate profs 
there. She told students that journalism and 
connections with profession- tion, agreed and said, "Kelli 
als in her field of study and did a great job blending col- 
persistence were two mam jgge experience with work ex- 
things that helped her obtain perience and giving very prac- 
the internship. tjcaj advice." 
In'May 2007, Gauthier was 



Village Market expands 



Exotic brand name food 
will soon be found in the rap- 
idly expanding international 
food aisle at the Village Mar- 
ket. B\' May the VM hopes to 
have completed its project of 
stocking authentic interna- 
tional food that \^rious ethnic 
groups will recognize and ap- 
preciate. 

"Brand recognition is verj' 
important for people from dif- 
ferent countries," said Perry 
Pratt, grocery department 
manager. 

Pratt recognizes that a bean 
burrito at Taco Bell does not 
cure a Hispanic person's crav- 
ing for home-s^le food, so the 
VM is striving to make authen- 
tic international food available 
and affordable. With a student 
body of eclectic backgrounds 
and returning student mis- 
sionaries who seek to find the 
food they experienced abroad, 
the need for a greater selec- 
tion of international food is in 
demand. 

"Many SMs miss the food 
that they experienced and it is 
an admirable goal for the VM 
to try to accommodate them," 
said Nate Dubs, student mis- 
sions club president. 

Currently, the aisle consists 
of Hispanic and Asian food, 






but Pratt hopes to have it 
stocked with Dutch, Swedish, 
Middle Eastern, Italian and 
kosher food products as well. 
After a year long search for 
a supplier that would meet the 
vision of the expansion, Pratt 
became acquainted with Kehe 
Food Distributors Inc., an in- 
ternational food company de- 
signed for small independent 
and chain stores. Kehe special- 
izes in supplying ethnic and 
gounnet food— exactly what 
Pratt was looking for. Kehe is 
up to date with current trends, 
and their employees will come 
to the VM to stock and arrange 
their products. Gary Shockley, 
manager of the VM, describes 
the discovery of Kehe as an 



Pratt said the VM strives 
to cater to the needs of stu- 
dents and he hopes to bring in 
authentic drinks and snacks 
that campus clubs can use for 
events. 

"It's awesome," said Scott 
Kabel, former SM in Zambia. 
Td definitely be in there buy- 
ing stuff. It'd be nice to have 
genuine products for Zambian 
parties." 

Any suggestions for food 
items that you would like to 
see at the VM can be submit- 
ted to villagemarket@south- 







International students face new challenge 





MONA Endehipa 


SOUTHERN ^J™ ACCENT 


Staff WRirra 




As of Jan. 1, 2008, the De- 


The Student Voice Since 1926 


partment of Homeland Se- 


V„,.«.U„.. ™„^,,.„.,3,..™ 


curitj' enforced regulations 


concerning Social Security 




numbers, making it harder 


Brad Betack 


for international students at 




Southern to get a job. 




The sudden emphasis on re- 


MANAQNCEDTTOR C*nOON EOnOK ADVIWISINC MANACH. 


quirements needed for eligibil- 


EMILY YOUNG CHRISTINA WEITZEL ANH PHAM 


ity of a Social Security number 


NEWS EDTOK lAWDOI & KSICN HJflOK 


has caused an endless cycle of 




paperwork for those wanting a 




job on campus. The Depart- 




ment of Homeland Security 


CHRISTY KURTZ MARLIN THORNMAN 


requires those who apply for 




a Social Security number must 






Laure Chamberlain 


card. However, Southern's hu- 




man resources department re- 



quires a Social Security num- 
ber before putting a student 
on payroll. 

"It's just unnecessary pa- 
per work," said Da^ika Hill, a 
sophomore p^-chology major 
who is in the process of apn 
plying for her Social Security- 
number. "I understand that 
certain measures have to be 
taken to ensure regularities 
for security, but it makes no 
sense when it contradicts each 
other," she said. 

Liane de Sou2a, internation- 
al students advisor at Southern 
agrees that it's a contradiction 
of thes>'stem. 

"It's like the left hand does 
not know what the right has is 
doing," she said. 

De Souza said before this 



change, the process of obtain- 
ing a Social Securi^ number 
was relatively easy. 

"Before the start of the 
year, all the student required 
was a letter from me. Now it's 
more compHcated. This is just 
another obstacle that makes 
things harder for an interna- 
tional student," de Souza said, 

Jason Forbes, an inter- 
national student; majoring 
in business management, 
assesses what this change 
means on a bigger scale. 

"What is one to do when you 
can't have a job without a So- 
cial Security' number," Forbes 
said, "and you can't have a So- 
cial Security number without 
a job?" 



I THURS DAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 



Bidwell to retire, follow God's calling 



I Hannah K.™ 



After serving Southern 

I for over 18 years, Southern's 

I senior vice president for fi- 

InanciaJ administration, Dale 

Bidwell, has chosen to retire. 

While at Southern, Bidwell 

I has handled the total financial 

1 operations for the university 

1 3nd the day-to-day financial 

gperations of Southern. 

Dr. Gordon Bietz, South- 
ern Adventist University 
J president, said he will miss 
I flidivell's good sense of humor 
I and excellent grasp of church 

"I \vill miss his wisdom 

land his conservative finan- 

Icial judgment," Dr.' Bietz said. ' 

I "He has maintained a solid fi- 

lancial base so Southern can 

nove forward aggressively^ ■ 

nto the future." 

Marty Hamilton, associate 

,ice president for academic 

I administration and a co-work- 

r of Bidwell's, agreed and 

lid Southern has changed 

I for the better during Bidwell's 



tenure. 

"I vrill also miss the cama- 
raderie and support he's given 
to the office and the projects 
that we've worked on togeth- 
er," Hamilton said. 

Bidwell said since he has 
come to Southern, a lot of 
changes have taken place. He 
said the financial deoartment 




is stronger and larger now. 

"My expertise is how to im- 
prove efficiency to make cost 
saving a reality," Bidwell said. 

He said he is going to miss 
working here and that there 
are emotional ties that will be 



hard to sever, but he felt God 
calling him elsewhere. 

"I felt a strong caUing from 
the Lord to go to Adventist 
Frontier Missions," Bidwell 

He said some of his best 
memories at Southern were 
seeing students complete 
their degrees and graduate, 
the warmth and caring of the 
staff, and the desire of a ma- 
jorily of students to live a 
Christian life. 

"It's been a great place to 
work," Bidwell said. "I've en- 
joyed working here." 

Bidwell hopes that he will 
leave a legacy at Southern. 

"I think if they remember 
me for my straightforward- 
ness, my frankness, and my 
fairness, I would feel very 
happy," Bidwell said. 

After his last day of work at 
Southern on Feb. 18, he will 
be moving to Berrien Springs, 
MI to be the president of Ad- 
ventist Frontier Missions. His 
responsibihties there will start 
at the beginning of March. 



Banquet takes place on Southern Belle 



The armual Valentine's 
banquet is stirring commotion 
among the student body. The 
banquet will be split up into 
two groups, a "first class" ban- 
quet for couples and a "steer- 
age" cruise for singles. 

"I like banquets, and dress- 
ing up and enjoying it with 
my friends, but now that they 
are separating the banquet 
into couples and non-couples 
that automatically excludes 
me from my friends that have 
dates," said Michelle Figueroa, 
a sophomore nursing major. 

Other students are excited 
this year's banquet will take 
place on the high seas. 

"It's going to be a blast, I 
think it will top last year's," 
said Annabel Cobb, a junior 
liberal arts major. 

Two cruises vtfill sail the 
Teimessee River on the South- 
em Belle. The "steerage" ban- 
quet will take place around 
3 30 p m This boat will be for 
singles Activities will mclude 



group games and speed dating 
activities. 

The "first class" banquet 
will take place around 7 p.m. 
and vrill be for couples. There 
will be more of a peaceful, ro- 
mantic setting, Kabel said. 

The Valentine's banquet is 
scheduled to be held on the 
Southern Belle Riverboat, in 
downtown Chattanooga. So- 
cial Vice President Scott Kabel 
says he is going for a 1900s 
classy, elegant theme that he 
calls a "Titanic" theme. 

Thebanquet will be Sunday, 
Feb. 10. Kabel said he has not 
finalized entertainment plans, 
but is working on getting Irish 
step music and a string quar- 
tet. 

Ticket prices will be $15. 

"I want people to feel that it 
was well worth their money," 
Kabel said. 



iNotification system sees low participation 



Although the importance 
Bof the new emergency con- 
ystem has been stressed 
nvocations and through 
lemils, only 56% of Southern 
■students have registered their- 
Jcell phone numbers. ' 

Kex-in Penrod, Campus 
y director, set a target 
Jpsrticipation rate of 65%, or 
■kttter. One reason cited for 
■fe low signup rate has been 
■students concern of spam texts 
■or unnecessary messages. 
I "I want to assure you that 
■tie number you submit will 
■remain confidential and will 
T»ly he used to notify you 
J"' ™ergencies and system 
■«s.- said Dr. Gordon Bietz, 
^"wersity president, in an e- 
>"il notification, "We ivill not 
■■Pm you with general univer- 
^•yinfonnation." 

i Houtchms of Cam- 
Pls Safety added that the sys- 
■p» tests Kill be infrequent. 
I Southern has spent over 



$89,000 in 2007 alone to up- 
grade its emergency prepared- 
ness, Houtchins said. Campus 
Safety also has the ability to 
;al-time warnings 
evere weather si- 
most buildings. 



these security upgrad( 
dents and faculty an 
to sign up for the emergency 
contact system by visiting the 
link provided in the email no- 
tification from Dr. Bietz or by 
e-mailing Campus Safety at 



This is made possible by the campussafety@southern.edu 
ongoing upgrade of campus to obtain the liilk. 
fire panels. 




quiring its officers to become 
National Incident Manage- 
ment System CNIMS) compli- 
ant. NIMS was developed by 
Federal Emergency Manage- 
ment Agency to facilitate com- 
munication between multiple 
organizations in the event of 
a natural disaster or terrorist 
attack. Being NIMS compliant 
v/ill open up Southern to fed- 
eral funding in the event of a 
disaster, Houtchins said. 

Events such as the Virginia 
Tech killings, the assault of a 
professor at Andrews Univer- 
sity in April of 2007, and the 
fire at Thatcher in the winter 
of 2005 have moved Southern 
administration to implement 



Harrington 

Continued from Pg. 1 

Nov. 9 in connection to an 
incident several weeks ewlier 
in Mable Wood Hall where, ac- 
cording to the victim, he made 
inappropriate sexual remarks 
and then grabbed her shoul- 
der when she tried to leave the 

Following the Jirrest, Har- 
rington chose to withdraw 
his enrollment from Southern 
rather than face disciplinary 
action. School administration 
told him not to return to cam- 



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Edwards 

Continued from Pg. i 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 



■■•:» 



tion, said Edwards' body 
language seemed to predict 
his resignation. 

"There was a feeUng of res- 
ignation with Edwards and the 
audience," Nash said. "He is a 
great speaker but he seemed 
exhausted and disappointed 

Edwards had consistently 
come in third in all but one 
of the Democratic primaries 
prior to his visit. 

Regardless of Edwards' 
withdrawal from the race, his 
visit sparked interest in poli- 
tics with Southern students. 

"It's neat to be around 
someone who has had that 
much influence," said Matt 

nications major. "It has really 
brought the campaign home to 
me, made it more real." 

Another student said that 
the rally made him much more 
interested in pohtics. 

"Going to the rally made 
it less of a T.V. thing," Keele 
said. "It made me realize that 
politics really do matter and it 
really does affect us." 



Food 

Continued from Pg. i 



After a year long search for 
a supplier that would meet the 
vision of the expansion, Pratt 
became acquainted with Kehe 
Food Distributors Inc., an in- 
ternational food company de- 
signed for small mdependent 
and chain stores. Kehe special- 
izes in supplying ethnic and 
gourmet food— exactly what 
Pratt was looking for. Kehe is 
up to date with current trends, 
and their employees will come 
to the VM to stock and arrange 
their products. Gary Shockley, 
manager of the VM, describes 
the discovery of Kehe as an 
answer to prayer. 

Pratt expresses hopes to 
bring in authentic drinks and 
snacks that campus clubs can 
use for events. 

"It's awesome," said Scott 
Kabel, former SM in Zambia. 
"I'd definitely be in there buy- 
ing stuff. It'd be nice to have 
genuine products for Zambian 
parties." 

Any suggestions for food 
items that you would like to 
see at the VM can be submit- 
ted to villagemarket@south- 



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LETTER TO THE EDITOR 



God never works the way we expect Him 
to. He takes us places we can't even imag- 
ine, and I want to tell you a story about it. 

A little background first. Over the sum- 
mer, God blessed my sister and I with trips 
to foreign countries to spread the gospel, 
learn, grow, create friendships and change 
lives (ours included). What an amazing ex- 
perience and I'm sure I could fill pages ™th 
what God did! But that was over the sum- 
mer, and I want to talk about a miracle that 
happened here at Southern a few weeks 
ago, something very incredible. 

The thing with mission trips is that they 
aren't always free. After sending out letters 
to friends and family and doing odd jobs to 
raise money, Christa and I were still $2,300 
short in September. Our missions organi- 
zation was understanding about it all, but 
they finally had to say that if all the money 
wasn't sent in by December they would 
have to charge my dad's credit card for the 
remaining total. 

Things were looking pretty bad because 
my dad was ha\ing health problems and 
couldn't work, it was Christmastime, and 
my mother wasn't interested in helping 
pay for the, trip. Christa and I had about 20 
bucks combined. 

At first we were worried and started 
making a list of wealthy relatives to pester 
for more money, but after a lot of prayer 
we were reminded of the truth that God 



promises to take care of us. We knew God 
. has wanted us on those trips and He hadn't 
forgotten about us. If we were still $2,300 
bucks in the hole, there was a good reason 
for it, so we prayed and we waited. 

The answer came in the form of an 
anonymous Christmas bag. My suitemates 
brought it in to Christa and I and we cu- 
riously looked inside. A note was inside 
that explained bow some people had got- 
ten word of our plight and were able to 
help out. Then it said to look inside the 
bag. And what did we find? Two thousand 
three hundred and forty five doll^u:s from 
college students, angels who really don't 
have much more money than your average 
homeless person. 

Christa and I had no words. There are no 
words to describe what its like when God 
gives you a miracle. I could call it some- 
thing like "amazing" or "unbelievable"- 
and it is— but even these words are too 
small and insignificant to do it justice be- 
cause I'm dealing with God's love here. It is 
something beyond human comprehension 
that overwhelms me and humbles me be- 
yond expression. All I can do is sit and be 
in awe of this God that I can't even pretend 
to understand. 

Christa and I still don't know who gave 
the money. But we thank you from the 
very bottom of our souls for being a part of 
something bigger than yourselves. A part 
of God's crazy plan. You are amazing. God 
is amazing, and He's able to do immeasur- 
ably more than we can ask or imagine. He's 
not kidding, trust me. 



Recycling 

Continued from Pg. 1 

aren't the only ones who 
will benefit from this plan. 
Dorm students will also be 
able to bring their recyclables 
to Southern Village. 

After talking to some people 
about the idea, McDonald said 
there are already people who 
want to be involved and have 
started collecting and sorting 
thefr recyclables. 

Laurel Dominesey, a junior 
nonprofit administration and 
development major, has re- 
cycled since she has been in 
Southern Village. Dominesey 
and her roommates take their 
recyclables to the recycling 
center about once a week. She 
was happy to hear about a re- 
cycling plan for Southern Vil- 
lage. 

"We as Christians are sup- 
posed to be taking care of 
this Earth as a gift from God," 



Dominesey said. "We empha- 
size very httle on environmen- 
tal issues. It's cool that Zach is 
stepping up to the plate." 

Although Dominesey thinks 
it is a good idea, she doesn't 
think it will cut back on what 
people buy and consume. She 
said it will just make peopleput 
things in the right place when 
they are done with them. 

Another Southern Village 
resident, Kelly McClurg, a ju- 
nior social work and art major, 
also believes it is a good idea. 

"In Southern Village it'll 
be something that ties us to- 
gether," McClurg said. "It'll be 
easier to remember and follow 
through if everyone's doing 
it." 

McDonald's home commu- 
nity is very conscious of the 
environment. His idea was 
sparked after he realized how 
different things are at South- 
em. He heUeves it is impor- 



tforv 






e and where we put 



A newsletter explaining hiJ I 
idea and the process will b* I 
sent to Southern Villag' 
dents. McDonald hopes to put I 
his plan into effect by the be- 1 
giiming of February. 

In the future, he hopes the I 
plan will spread campus-mdfi, I 
and that Southern will put I 
recycling bins elsewhere on j 
campus. 



Drugs 

Continued from Pfc X 

Cramer added, "There r 
ally is no way that we can pr 
vent this from happening, tnJ" | 
we can be prepared for it. 

Some Collegedale pol''*j 
officers have training ti 
tify drugs by smell and siP'^ 
of drug use in a person's ai^ J 
pearance and pulse levels, sa 1 
CPD's Michael Kepner. 'n*l 
department also has a K-9 "^ | 
that can detect drugs. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 



your world 



McCain wins break- 
through triumph in 
Florida primary^ gain- 
ing upper hand in GOP 
nomination 

MIAMI (AP) - Sen. John 
McCain won a breakthrough 
triumph in the Florida pri- 
mary, seizing the upper hand 
in the Republican presiden- 
tial race ahead of next week's 
coast-to-coast contests and 
lining up a quick endorsement 
from soon-to-be dropout Rud\' 
Giuliani. 

"It shows one thing: I'm the 
consenative leader who can 
unite the parly," McCain told 
The Associated Press Tuesday 
night after easing past for- 
mer Massachusetts Gov, Mitt 
Romney for his first-e\'er tri- 
umph in a primary open only 
to Republicans. 

"We have a ways to go, but 
we're getting close" to the 
nomination, he said later in an 
appearance before cheering 
supporters. 

Sen. Hillar>' Rodham Clin- 
ton was the Democratic dinner 
in a primary held in defiance 
of national rules that drew no 
campaigning and awarded no 
delegates. 

The \'ictory ^vas \\'orth 57 
Republican National Conven- 
tion delegates for McCain, a 
wnner-take-all haul that cata- 
pulted him ahead of Romney 
in that categoiy. 

Clinton wins Flori- 
da primary as Ohama 
emphasizes personal 
story to broaden his 
appeal 

DAVIE, Ha. (AP) - Demo- 
crat HiUarj' Rodham Clinton 
claimed nctory in a cam- 
paign-free Florida presiden- 
tial primaiy while ri\'al Barack 
Obama sketched a personal 
stor>' that he argues can bring 



kansas, where she served 
as first lady, before fljing to 
Atlanta for the Democratic 
Part\''s Jefferson-Jackson Day 
Dinner. Both of those states 
vote next Tuesday as part of a 
mega-primar>' day. 

Obama was heading for 
Denver and then Phoenix for 
campaign rallies in states with 
big Hispanic populations, an 
important constituency and 
one for which the two are com- 
peting hard. 

Clinton appeared in this 
south Florida citj' Tuesday 
night for a campaign event be- 
foreabout 1,000 backers, tout- 
ing a \icton,' in a race in which 
all the candidates had signed 
pledges not to compete. 

Federal Reserve ex- 
pected to cut a key in- 
terest rate for a fifth 
time 

WASHINGTON (AP) - The 
Federal Reser\e is likely to fol- 
low its bold action last week to 
battle an economic do\\Titurn 
with further interest rate re- 
ductions, although analysts 
are split on just what size the 
future cuts will be. 

Some believe the Fed will 
settle into a series of quarter- 
point moves, especially if 
upcoming economic reports 
show the economy is slowing 
but not toppling into an actual 




thumbs up at his primary victory cel- 



the 

Both candidates moved 
quickly to shore up backing in 
slates with looming contests 
as the potential for a protract- 
ed competition for the partj^'s 
nomination grew ever more 
likely, making for a bitter bat- 
tle over delegates to the sum- 
nier's national convention. 

For her part, Chnton was 
traveling Wednesday to Ar- 



That would mean the Fed 
will cut its federal funds rate, 
the interest that banks charge 
each other, by a quarter point 
at the conclusion of Wednes- 
day's meeting. It would be the 
fifth rate cut since last Sep- 
tember. 

Last week, the Fed an- 
nounced a surprise three- 
quarter-point cut which drove 
the funds rate do^vn to 3.5 
percent. It ^vas the largest re- 
duction in this rate in more 
than two decades and the first 
change in the funds rate be- 
tween meetings since the im- 
mediate aftermath of the Sep- 
tember 2001 terrorist attacks. 

Federal Reserve Chairman 
Ben Bernanke and his col- 
leagues held an emergency 
xideoconference call on Jan. 
21 after a turbulent day on 
world markets when inves 



tors grew increasingly ' 
ried about what 
in the United States would 
do to the prospects for global 
growth. 

Rising food costs 
force Haiti's poor to 
resort to eating dirt 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti 
(AP) - It was lunchtime in 
one of Haiti's worst slums, 
and Charlene Dumas was eat- 
ing mud. 

With food prices rising, 
Haiti's' poorest can't afford 
e\'en a daily plate of rice, and 
some take desperate measures 
to fill their bellies. Charlene, 
16 with a i-month-old son, has 
come to rely on a traditional 
Haitian remedy for hunger 
pangs: cookies made of dried 
yellow dirt from the country's 
central plateau. 

The mud has long been 
prized by pregnant women 
and children here as an antac- 
id and source of calcium. But 
in places like Cite Soleil, the 
oceanside slum where Char- 
lene shares a two-room house 
with her baby, five siblings 
and two unemployed parents, 
cookies made of dirt, salt and 
vegetable shortening have be- 
come a regular meal, 

"When my mother does not 
cook anything, I have to eat 
them three times a day," Char- 
lene said. Her baby, named 



Woodson, lay still across 
her lap, looking even thin- 
ner than the slim 6 pounds 3 
ounces he weighed at birth. 

Though she likes their but- 
tery, salty taste, Charlene said 
the cookies also give her stom- 
ach pains. "When I nurse, the 
baby sometimes seems colicky 
too," she said. 

Food prices around the 
world ha\'e spiked because of 
higher oil prices, needed for 
fertilizer, irrigation and trans- 
portation. Prices for basic in- 
gredients such as corn and 
wheat are also up sharpl)', and 
the increasing global demand 
for biofuels is pressuring food 
markets as well. 

The problem is particularly 
dire in the Caribbean, where 
island nations depend on im- 
ports and food prices are up 
40 percent in places. 

Australia to apolo- 
gize for past wrongs to 
Aborigines when Par- 
liament resumes 

CANBERRA, Australia 

(AP) - Australia will issue its 
first formal apolog)' to its in- 
digenous people next month, 
the government announced 
Wednesday, a milestone that 
could ease tensions with a 
minority whose mixed-blood 
children were once taken a^vay 
on the premise that their race 
was doomed. 



The Feb. 13 apology to the 
so-called "stolen generations" 
of Aborigines will be the first 
item of business for the new 
Pariiament, Indigenous Af- 
fairs Minister Jenny Macklin 
said. Prime Minister Ke\in 
Rudd, whose Labor Party 
\von November elections, had 
promised to push for an apol- 
ogy, an issue that has di\ided 
Australians for a decade, 

"The apologj- will be made 
on behalf of the Austrahan 
government and does not at- 
tribute guilt to the current gen- 
eration of Australian people," 
Macklin said in a statement. 

Rudd has refused demands 
from some Aboriginal leaders 
to paj' compensation for the 
suffering of broken families. 
Activist Michael Mansell, who 
is legal director of the Tasma- 
nian Aboriginal Center, has 
urged the government to set 
up an S882 million compen- 
sation fund. 

Macklin did not mention 
compensation Wednesday. 
But she said she sought broad 
input on the wording of the 
apology, which she hoped 
would signal the beginning of 
a new relationship betiveen 
Australia and its original in- 
habitants, who number about 
450,000 among a population 
of 21 million. 



6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 

Anh Pham 

Opinion Editor 

anhphatTK9southern.edu 



Letter to Editor: Compel people to come in 



"Compel people to come in, 
that my house may be filled." 
(Luke 14:23, RSV) 

It was not a surprise to me 
to read the complaints of guest 
contributor Matthew Her- 
mann in his article, A look into 
the battle o\er "forced" wor- 
ships, in the Thuisda>', Jan. 
24, 2008 edition of the South- 
em Accent He and countless 
students complain and ha^^e 
frequently complained about 
the current system of cards 
and worship credit require- 
ments. As a retired college and 
university professor of modem 
languages, who has taught on 
several Adventist campuses, I 
am quite familiar with the neg- 
ative attitude of most students. 
Nothing new here! 

Students are not surprised 
to hear their professors an- 
nounce their course attendance 
requirements at the beginning 
of the semester. Thej' take that 
for granted and most realize 
these requirements are for the 
good of the students because 
they realize they will not learn 
as much as students constant- 
ly skipping classes and writing 
few quizzes and examinations. 
But why is it that students 
squirm and bitterly complain 
about the worship attendance 
policy? 

Most of you know the Bible 
and I am wondering how man>' 
of you actually remember the 
Parable of the Great Banquet 
told by Christ in Luke chapter 
14. Please read verses 15-24. 
Here is my modern version: 
A certain man was preparing 
a big party and invited many 
guests. He sent his servant out 
to visit all those he had invited. 
Despite the requested RSVPs, 
all in\itees started making ex- 
cuses. One said, "I just bought 
a new car and I have to try it 
out. Please excuse me." An- 
other stated, "I have a date 
with a beautiful girl and we 
have plans to go out and eat at 
Tony's. Please excuse us." Then 
another responded, "I have to 



write a term paper. It's due to- 
morrow. I do not have time,' 
Another person replied, "I am 
engaged to be married. I need 
to spend time with my fiancfe. 
I am too busy." Then another 
person answered, "I have to 
study for a difficult exam in a 
religion course. I really do not 
have time." This went on and 
on. There was no end to peo- 
ple's excuses. So the servant 
came back to his master and 
reported their answers to him. 
His master became irked and 
ordered his servant to go into 
the streets and alleys and bring 
the poor, the sick, the blind, 
and the lame to the banquet. 
"Sir," the serA-ant said, "What 
you ordered has been done, 
but there is still room." Then 
the master responded, "Go out 
in the roads and country lanes 
and compel them to come in, 
so that my house will be filled. 
I tell you, not one of those who 
were invited wfll get a taste of 
my banquet." 

As the reader can see, I 
modernized Jesus' parable, 
but the central message is still 
there. What did Christ mean 
when he said, "Go out to the 
highways and hedges and com- 
pel (force) people to come in, 
that my house (church) may 
be filled."? Think about it and 
let the Southern Accent editor 
know what you think. What 
did Jesus mean when he said 
that not one of his invitees who 
refused to come would taste of 
his banquet? 

When I came to this country 
from the Netherlands at the 
age of 19, I had the privilege 
of attending Atlantic Union 
College. Graduating two years 
later, I realized 1 onl)' had two 
years of Adventist education. 
Then I continued studying at 
a number of secular graduate 
schools. I am not a "goody- 
goody," but you know, I never 
complained. Having worship 
a few hours a week, and espe- 
cially during vespers on Friday 
e\'enings after the burden of 
studies and work was com- 
pleted, all this was a wonderful 
experience for me. There I be- 
came a Christian as I became 



aware of ray need of salvation 
by faith in Jesus, Worship- 
ing God not only on Sabbath, 
but also during the week as 
weU saved me from sliding 
into worldliness and unbelief. 
I thank God for ha^^ng wor- 
ship then, when I was young, 
worshipuig individually and 
collectively in a large group, 



and now that I have reached 
maturity' as a person and as 
a Christian, I am eternally 
thankfijl. Let us all be grateful 
that we can still vs'orship in an 
atmosphere of freedom in ac- 
cordance with our own beliefs. 
This may not last. 

Here are the words of Luke 
14:24 according to the Latin 



Vulgate, the Bible Translation 
by Jerome in the 4th centurj' 
C.E.; "Compelle intrare ut 
impleatur domus mea." The 
Greek New Testament ren- 
ders it this way: "anagkason 
eiselthein hina mou bo oikos 
gemisthe" expressed ivith the 
letters of the Latin or ivestern 
alphabet. 




The survey will come to your Southern e-mail account. The 

subject line will say something like "Your Opinion Matters 

to Southern" or "Southern Needs Your Information." 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008 



ifesty 



es 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stitzerb®southern.edu 



Miles with Marlier: Running Part II 

■iFSsicA Marlier . . ^i^ 



Jessica Ma 

In Lhe last ediljoa 1 listed 
reasons why one should start 
running and even challenge 
thernself to run a marathon. 
Now tliat the seed is planted 
it's time to follow up on my 
reasoning and watch this seed 
blossom. Deciding to run a 
marathon, half marathon or a 
shorter distance if you prefer, 
takes patience, determination, 
and a bit of strateg)'. Here are 
some basic tips and ideas to 
get yon stai-led and keep you 
going on your run. 

1, Sign up and Get Motivated: 

If )'ou decide yon \vant to 
train for a marathon or half 
marathon, the first major step 
in making that a realit>' is sign- 
ing up for a race. Registering 
and paying the entry fee ah^d 
of time is a great way to jump 
star! vour training, because 
you knoi\' money has already 
been put in, and your also one 
step closer to getting that awe- 
some l-shirt! If signing up for 
a rare doesn't quite get your 
ener;^' flowing like it should, 
make it your mission to find 
alternative means to gel your 
molivalion skyrocketing. Pos- 
sible nays to dn this include 
dedicating a day or a week of 



your training to 

has supported and 

you throughout \oiir life or in 

your race training. 

Signing up to run for a 
charitable organization such 
as Invisible Chadren, a can- 
cer research group, or the hu- 
mane societj' is also is a great 
way to stay motivated and gi\'e 
back to the communitv'. If you 
want to see motivation on the 
big screen, then I suggest go- 
ing to see the encore presenta- 
tion of the mo™, "Spirit of tlie 
Marathon," showing in select 
theaters on Feb. 21. This mov- 
ie tells the stoiy of ordinary- 
people training for a marathon 
and e\^er\thing they overcome 
to find success. Runnersworld. 
com offers daily motirationa! 
quotes \1a email that are sure 
to get you motivated- as well! 

2. Find a Partner; 



who you, makes it harder 

aged offor get bored. 

iT in Make a plan to meet your 
partner or group at a specific 
time and place everyday and 
stick to it! If your looking to 
run with a larger group on a 
weeklj- basis then come join 
the Southern Striders Run- 
ning Club. They meet Sun- 
day mornings at lO a.m. and 
run all distances and speeds. 
You're guaranteed to find a 
partner in the group and may- 
be e\'en a new friend as well. 



3. Set Goals and Make 
Plan: 









slack quality time is a great way to 
accomplish these goals, 
4. Be good to your feet: 
You maj- ha\'e heard the 
rumor tliat excessive running 
can do damage to your knees 
and feet. This may be the case 
for some people, but by having 
a pair of good qualit>^ running 
shoes, the chances of having 
major problems are drastically 
reduced. Properly fitted shoes 
are crucial for safe and happy 
training. Inx'esting in a good 
pair can cost anuvhere be- 
tween S50 and Sloo, depend- 
ing where you get them. The 
best way to ensure a perfect fit 
it to buy your shoes at a profes- 



I thing to 



throughout yom- training and 
race-day triumph. By setting 
goals, you have a good struc- 
ture to help vou map vour 
training and see how you are 
progressing. With vour Irain- 
Accountabilitj^ for yourself ing partner, find "a tr^inin- 

is a powerful tool in success- schedule that works for boti 

ftil training. Holding others ofyon, 



I succeed sional runnings 



There; 
in Chattanooga, Fast Brealc 
Athletics and Front Runner. 
Both .stores .offer a friendly 
and professional staff tliat are 
trained to find you a compat- 



ible pair of shoes based on how 
you run, your training and per- 
sonal preference in a matter of 
minutes! The stores are both 
conveniently located in a great 
area for running , giving you 
the option to test out your new 
kicks right away. 
5. Get out and run: 
Once you get motivated, 
find a partner, set your goals, 
and buy some shoes, the only 
thing left to do is get out and 
start running. The first few 
times might be shaky, but 
stick to it and you will see re- 
sults quickly. Keep God in the 
center of your training, and 
on those "bad" days you may 
encounter, remember all the 
ngstores good reasons why you signed 
up in the first place, and most 
iraportandy have fun! 

Until next time folks, run 



accountable in your training 
is an even greater tool for suc- 
cess! When starting training 
for your big race, a good w ay to 
get going and keep going 'is to 
find a partner. Having some- 
one (0 train witli who has the 
same motivation and goals as 



The Internet is burstin; 
with training programs rang 
ing from beginner to more ad 
\anced ajid in distances rang 
ing from the 5k to a marathon 
Make specific goals each wee! 
and reward \oui-sclf for ac 
complishing them. Devoting 




El Matador: a little piece of Mexico in Ooltewah 



El Matador is a great little 
Mexican restaurant on Lee 
Highway in the Bi-Lo shopping 
«nler. Their name, if taken lit- 
erally, means "the killer," but 
■^on't let this deter you from 
going. What the name actually 
means is -the bullfighter." This 
^ a review of the atmosphere, 
food, senice and prices they 
*^ve at El Matador. 

Atmosphere: 

Walking through the door 
^■as afraid it was a mistake 
'° come here, but after I got 
««'und the comer and saw 
"^^^ I gave a sigh of, relief. 



. Mariachi-styled music gently 
played in the background as 
we were escorted to our table. 
To my left was a giant color- 
hil mural. Little decorations 
scattered throughout added to 
the ambiance. The lights were 
dimmed and the seats com- 
fortable. 

"Hola, amigo," my server 
greeted us. 

"Well, hola to you too!" my 
friend responds. This place 
is really nice," she whispered 
across the table. 

The little bit of Spanish re- 
ally made things fiin. 

The selection is fantastic. If 



you are a vegetarian there is 
nothing to worry about. There 
are 19 items dedicated to the 
"vegetarian combo" section. 
And if you eat came (meat), 
you are in good hands as well. 
There is a great selection of 
food. You could eat there for 
a month and not eat the same 
thing twice (at least the meat 
eaters could). 

Also, from the moment vou 
sit down you are given chips 
and salsa to munch on while 
you wait for your main course. 
We decided to try out the gua- 
camole. It was delicious. Inside 
the guacamole there is sliced 
tomato and it has a slight zing 



to it. We ate it wi\h the com- 
plimentary chips, and I also 
added some to my burrito. 

The prices are decent as 
well. The range on the vegetar- 
ian menu nms from $6.95 to 
$8.95- Things can get a little 
pricey when >'ou go for tlie 
meat, but there is nothing too 
outrageous. The lunch specials 
are a great time to get a good 
meal for a good deal. 

Service: 

We had no major problems, 
but we were not there during 
the rush. I can see how they 
might take longer or become 
■ more difficult when there are a 



lot of people there. When pay- 
ing you have to wait in line in 
the fi-ont at the cash register. 

When we were ready to go 
we had to ^vave our arms to 
get our server back and gire us 
the check, although, my water 
was kept full and he did check 
up on us several times. Also, 
it was nice to be greeted as an 
"amigo" (friend). 

So, if you have ever been 
interested in going to Mexico, 
all you need to do is drive to El 
Matador, This can be a great 
place to ^isit when you need a 
mini \'acation or just an escape 
from the confines of Southern. 



3 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



religion 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 

Christy Kurtz 

Religion Editor 

i<u rtzc@southern.edu 



Running scared in the clothes rack of life 



How would it feel if one day 
you suddenly realized that >'ou 
have no strong purpose for 
life? In fact, you don't feel like 
you have any purpose at all! 

Even' goal that forces your 
life along now seems only 
seasonal. It comes with April 
showers and departs with the 
November leaves. Or maybe 
you realize the direction you 
thought you were pointed is 
actually 90 degrees away from 
where you are actually going. 
It is like trying to go to New 
York and instead finding your- 
self in Arkansas. From what I 
have experienced, I don't think 
that day would be very happy. 
It might even be depressing. 

It is like being lost. Not the 
kind of lost that involves not 
knomng where to go when 
you're dri\'ing and refusing 
to ask for directions. But the 
land when you are actually 



LOST. Stranded, mth no way 
out. You panic because you 
have no idea of know where 
to go or what to do. No car, no 
jacket to ward off the cold, no 
one to help you out. You are 
lost, in the fullest sense of the 



Is 



:entlv. 



As Christians, it is 

our task to follow 

Him past the racks, 

to wait with Him 

patiently at the 

counter, and then 

exit the building 

safely. 



clothes hanging from their 
racks. Mrammm... 

The best part of going to 
a clothing store when >'ou're 
only four feet tall is that you 
can hide in, behind and be- 
tween the displays of clothes 
racks. It is an 



pondered my situation with would rather skip so you can 

horror. escape and \vatch TV. You 

Ahem! I knew someone would do anjthing just to 

would be laughing at mj' story distract yourself from a quiet 

by this point and I probably moment appreciating life and 




do remem- 
ber, ho\ve\'- 

maybe 6 or 

7, My mom 

on a trip to the good old de- While 
partment store to get some clothes, I searched for plac- 
clothes that were on sale, es to hide. But sometimes, I 
We walked through the giant M'ould hide too well. When my 
double-doors of the store and mom quied)' shouted out that 
past the magnetic detectors, we needed to go, I wouldn't 
to the smell the odors of fresh listen. My 7-year-old mind 
imagined that I was like a lion 
on the prowl. 

Shestopped calling. Maybel 
would come out now. Hmmm, 
which way did she go? Maybe 
she went this way. Nope. Ok, 
then I would go back to where 
I started and try the other 
way. Nope. Uh-oh. Maybe she 
was back in the place where I 
first checked because she has 
had enough time to get there 
bj' now. Nope. Big "uh-oh". 

There are advantages to be- 
ing small, but there are also 
disadvantages. One of them 
being that you can't look over 
the clothes racks to see where 
you are. It is literally a maze 
in there. Furthermore, talking 
to strangers is not an option 
for a very obvious reason, at 
least to some little kids. 

It was at this point, that I 
began to feel lost. I was lost! 
In my ovra playground! What 
if my mom had left? Where 
would 1 get my food from now 
on? Where would I sleep? My 
heart started pounding harder 




•thty parents, provides the security 



istockphoto and water filled my eyes as I 



would as well. The truth is, 
unless you have been in a 
similar situation, it is really 
hard to understand the terror 
of that feeling. Ifs real. It's 
horrendous. Ifs emptiness. It 
tears you apart as you fi-anti- 
callyrunaround. As you see it, 
your ver>' life depends on your 
running. The department store 
■with its bright lights, cheerful 
music, and sturdy ceiling has 
transformed into a frothy, tu- 
multuous sea currently being 
salted with an o\'erly generous 
portion of rain. It chokes off 
your lungs. To a crying little 
boy, this is not something to 
laugh at. 

Then suddenly, your moth- 
er's familiar shoes are seen on 
the other side of the swimming 
suite rack. As she turns the 
comer you see her reassuring 
smile and you know that ev- 
erything is going to be alright. 
She takes your hand and leads 
you away from the towering 
racks that had seemed so omi- 
nous Just moments before. 

There are some things you 
never groiv out of. Maybe you 
are at a point where life is a 
bore. It is a burden, small or 
heavy. It is a chore that you 



the questions that come vdXh 
it. It is when you understand 
that the goals you have been 
shooting for are as flimsy as a 
spider's web that the labyrinth 
of clothes' racks assembles 
around you, sealing off the 
view of the One who brought 
you into the store of fife. You 
cannot see past the displa>' of 
sweaters to take the hand of 
your heavenly Parent. 

As Christians, it is our task 
to follow Him past the racks, 
to wait with Him patientlj' at 
the counter, and then exit the 
building safely. Along the way, 
maybe we will meet up with j 
some other lost children who ' 
have been searching for their 
Parent as well. 

It seems so obWous, but I 
think we all know how hard it 
really is. Especially when (ve 
catch ourseh'es hiding in the 
jeans aisle. But rest assured, 
no matter how lost you get in 
the deepest and most abysmal 
crexice of the earth, the over- 
powering love your hea^'enl)' 
Father ^\ill search you out. He 
will never fail to reach out His 
hand to save you from life's 
sinister clothing racks tliat 
block Him from your view. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



5 reasons to like both teams in XLII 



Here we are approach- triots would be one of the last plans ofmoving into the post- So who's going to win? A to sav the least The Gianb 

"L4t?'"*.t^*"'°r^ two te^ standing hut the season. Ile/ve proved the good case cL he made for LZnlyLtrce^Li^TaS 

^ . 1 ?.*^; "" a^nts? I don't thmk anyone critics wrong, though, getting both tean«. Both teams have five games, with that loss g,. 

Sunday. At the begmnmg of ^ected that. Criticized for hotattherighttimeofthesea- players that can singMand- mg to, wh^ else, the Patriots 

the season, not many people their lack of aggressiveness in son and blazmg through the edlywingamesfortheirteams. While the experts on ESPN 

would have predicted the gomg after free agents in the playoffs beating Tampa, Dal^ Both teams are hot right now are makmg their game predic- 

match-npweareabouttosee. off-season, the Giants were las and Green Bay, all on the The Patriots haven't lost tions, here's five reasoi each 

Sure, everyone knew the Pa- expected to finish 8-8 with no road. since.... well it's been a while team will win 



Patriots 



This will be their 
fourth Super Bowl in the last seven years. In the Bra- 
dy-Belichek era, they've only lost two playoff games. 
This team knows what it's like to be in the big game, 
their seasoned, their ready to go, they respond well 
to pressure. 

CoachingAdvantage: Regardless of the fact that 
Bill Belichek cannot dress, (have you seen his hood- 
ies?) the man can coach. He has the ability to call the 
right play at the right time. He's going to go down as 
one of the best coaches ever along \vith Walsh, Lan- 
dry and Lombardi. He makes gutsy calls, opting to 
go for it on fourth down over punting the ball away 
and knows what it takes to motivate his players. On 
the other side, Tom Coughlin is a great coach, but I'm 
not sure he's thawed out from the Giants last game 
at Lambeau. 

Supporting Cast: So much media attention is 
put on Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker, 
but the Patriots are filled with other playmakers on 
the offense. Defenses will double team Moss and al- 



low Dante Stallworth and Jabar Gaffhey to make 
plays and th^ do. Gaffiney caught the game-winning 
touchdown in their game against Baltimore this year, 
probably the biggest play of the year for them so far. 
Defenses will bring pressure on Brady. All that does 
is allow a dump-off pass to Kevin Faulk who is a tune- 
eating, first down machme. The Patriots little guys 
make big contributions. 

Linebackers: These guys are old. There should 
a law stating that Junior Seau is too old to use the 
name Junior. Tedy Bnischi has had a stroke: But they 
show up every game. They plug the holes and stuff 
the running game, get in the passing lanes, and can 
keep up with halfbacks and tight-ends in coverage. 
The addition of Adalius Thomas was probably one of 
the biggest free-agent pickups of the year. 

Tom Brady: Girls want to be ivith him, guys want 
to be him. GQ looks, supermodel girlfriend, and a 
cannon for an arm. He's quickly moving up the ranks 
as one of the best QB's ever. He can pick apart de- 
fenses and win the big game. 





„ , r Jacksonuille Jaguars quarter- 
back David Garrard lost the ball while getting sacked 
in the first half of an NFL divisional playojffjbotball 
game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, in Foxborough, M(^. 



Giant§ 



Wew York Giants quarterback Eli Manning p^_ .„. 
ball during football practice Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 
in Tempe, Ariz. The Giants play the New England Patri- 
ots m Super Bowl XLU on Sunday, Feb. 3, in Glendale 



Momentum Baby: No one thought they would 
be here, they've won three playoff games on the 
road against good teams. They know their playing 
well, they're confident and they're poised. They are 
the underdog, so they have nothing to lose. 

They've Seen the Patriots Before: Yes they 
lost to the Patriots eariier this year, but they played 
them very well. At one point in the third quarter, 
they had a 12-point lead, they just didn't put them 
away. They've learned from that experience, they've 
gotten better, and they are ready to make history. 

Rookie Play: The Giants have been getting 
clutch play from their rookies. When theh all-pro 
tight-end Jeremy Shockey went down for the season 
earher this year, the Giants lost a great receiver and 
possibly their best player. But Shockey's replace- 
ment, rookie Kevin Boss, has filled in very nicely; 
makmg clutch blocks and catches in big situations. 
Aaron Ross is another rookie making plays for the 



Giants. The rookie from Texas was moved in the 
starting line-up earlier this season and this comer- 
back doesn't look to be leaving anytime soon. His 
job Sunday is to shutdown Wes Welker. 

Manning: The fact that Eh's last name is Man- 
ning should be an indication of his talent. In his 
NFL career, he has been known as Peyton's younger, 
dumber looking brother. This is his time to shme. He 
has shown great leadership so far this postseason. 
He's been smart with the ball and hasn't thrown an 
interception in the playoffs. Not even Brady can say 
that. Maybe next year we'll be seeing hun in all the 
commercials on Sundays. 

Plaxico Buiress: Tlie man played injured all 
season but still put up over 1,000 yards receiving 
and 12 TD's. He's a big body and can go up and get 
the ball, just ask Al Harris. He scored 2 TD's against 
the Patriots in their last meeting and has already 
guaranteed a victory for the Giants. 



10 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 



chatter 



Graduating Seniors | Gradu- 
ating Seniors: Seniors, here's 
your chance to have a big- 
ger part in your graduation 
weekend. Special music selec- 
tions, song service teams, and 
people to do the welcome or 
prayer are needed. If you're 
interested please email the 
class secretary, Laura Asaftei, 
at lauraa@southem.edu. Your 
class officers will continue to 
keep you informed as to the 
next steps. 

SIFE Tax Workshop | Impress 
your parents by getting your 
taxes completed just in time 
for the FAFSA deadline. SIFE 
will host a tax workshop for 
students who are U.S. resi- 
dents on February 17 from 7 
p.m.-g p.m.; February 18 from 
6 p.m.-8 p.m.; and February 
20 from 10 a.m.-i2 p.m. All 
three of these workshops will 
be held in the Campus Min- 
istries Room located in the 
Student Center. For more in- 
formation contact SIFE at ext. 
2659 or email Steve Gotshall 
at sgotshall@southem.edu. 



SA Media Positions | If you are 
interested in applying for the 
positions of Strawberry Festi- 
val director. Southern Accent 
editor, or Southern Memories 
editor for next year, applica- 
tions are available in the Stu- 
dent Services office. Applica- 
tions/portfolios are due on 
Monday, February 4 at 12 p.m. 
in the Student Services office. 

Community Service Day Shirts 

I Were you a walk-in for Com- 
munity Service Day and didn't 
get a T-shut? Come by the SA 
office and claim you're Service 
In Stylet-shirt! 

Super Bowl ftirty | The Super 
Bowl Par^ will be this Sun- 
day, February 3 starting at 
6:30 p.m. in lies P.E. Center. 
Free pizza and refreshments 
will be served while the Su- 
per Bowl is playing on three 
big screens. There will also be 
contests with prizes awarded 



Upcoming events ca endar 


1 

Friday, February 1 


Sabbath School, Fellowship 


(XLII) Party, lies P.E. 


5:15 & 5:45 P-m. - College 


Begin ordering May gradu- 


HaU 


Center 


Bowl, Presidential Banquet 


ation regalia & announce- 


10:15 a-m. - Come & Rea- 




Room 


ments online, 


son Sabbath School, Thatch- 


Monday, February 4 


7:15 p.m. - SA Senate, 


www.shop.jostens.com 


er South TV Room 


9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Mid Se- 


White Oak Room 


Languages Writing Contest 


10:45 a.m.-BCU Church, 


mester Book Buy Back, Cam- 




Begins 


Ackerman Auditorium, Laton 


pus Shop 


Thursday, February 7 


Payday 


Smith 


12 p.m. - SA Media appli- 


Chinese New Year 


12 p.m. - SA Candidate 


11:30 a.m. -SMC Church, 


cations/portfoho due. Stu- 


11 a.m. - Convocation: SA 


Election Orientation, Robert 


Lynn Wood, Matthew Pier- 


dent Services 


Election Speeches, Des P.E. 


Merchant Room 


santi 


3:30 p.m. - Undergradu- 


Center 


6:07p.m. -Sunset 


1:30-5 p.m. - Cave Open, 


ate CouncU 


12-11 p.m. - SA Primary 


8 p.m. - Vespers, Church, 


Student Park 


5:15 & 5:45 p.m. - College 


Elections, Various Locations 


Student Week of Prayer: Josh 


2:30 p.m. - Sabbath Min- 


Bowl, Presidential Banquet 


3:30 p.m. - Deans/Chairs 


Wood 


istries, Wright Hall 


Room 


Ad\dsory , , ; ^ 


After Vespers - Adoration, 


3 p.m. - World Religions 


7:30 p.m. - Refuel, Lynn 


5:45 P-m. - Club/DepL 


Student Center 


Film Series, Hackman #215 


Wood 


President's Meeting, Presi- 


After Vespers - Hymn 


5-5:45 p.m. - Supper, Din- 




dential Banquet Room 


Sing, Talge Chapel- 


mgHall 


Tuesday, February 5 


6-7:45 p.m. - Rees Series, 




6 p.m. - Evensong, 


9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Mid Semes- 


lies P.E. Center 




Church; Carohers directed by 


ter Book Buy Back, Campus 




Saturday, February 2 


Holly Greer 


Shop 




9 8111:30 a.m. -Church 


8 p.m. - Journey to Egypt 


6 p.m. - Tornado Siren Test 




Service, CoUegedale Churchj 


Sponsored by Black Christian 


7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall 




Paul Smith 


Union, life's P.E. Ceiiter' 


■ Joint Wdrsiiipi Thatcher" 




10 a.m. - SMC Sabbath 




9 p.m. - Podcast: Devotional 




School, Student Center 




Discussion, Student Center 




10 a.m. - 9;6oAM Sabbath 


Sunday, February 3 






School, Fellowship Hall C 


10 a.m. - Pilates Peace, 


Wednesday, February 6 




10 & 11:30 a.m. - The 


Thatcher Hall Aerobics 


3 p.m. - Tax Seminar for 




Third, CA, Tabor Nudd 


Room 


International Students, Lynn 




10:15 a.m. - SALTWORKS 


6 p.m. - SA Super Bowl 


Wood #320 





And in the end, it's not the 
years in your life that count. 
It's the life in your years. 

-Abraham Lincoln 

E^bruary 1- Sandy Haviland, 
Shelly HavUand, Rick Hick- 
man, Kristal Turner, Sandy 
McKenzie, Julie Lubin, Dan- 



iel Gonzalez, Andrea De Melo, 
Nathan Plank, Ryan Essex 
February 2- Greg White, Jer- 
emy Rhodes, Joseph Bran- 
naka, Alana Pabon, Jennifer 
Grisham, Andweena Leonce 

February 3- Travis Bischof, 
Jason Parker, Taylor Carwile, 
Erica Becker, Ashley Cheney 

February 4- Derek Sherbon- 



dy, Carlos Gates, Mahuela Asa- 
ftei, Josh Kim, Jill Linfhwaite 
February 5- Sam Resales, 
Tereno Forbes, Angela Kiele, 
Damoi Cross, Josiah Daniels, 
Ericka Wright, Jonathan Gard- 
ner, Christopher Twombley, 
Paulo Tenorio, Billy Kilmer 

February 6- Eric Trevino, 
Byron Rivera, Vivian Beck 



February 7- Brian Norton, 
Kristine Gemorra, Brian Glass, 
Berline Dormeus, Emily Kurl- 
inski, Robbie Parrish, Katie 
Norris, Chere Amsterdam 



Valentine's Banquet | This 
yew's SA Valentine's Banquet 
will be held on Februaiy 10 
on the riverboat the South- 
em Belle and will be Titanic 
theme. There will be two sepa- 
rate trips with the first one 
departing at 3:30 p.m. and 
the second trip leaving at 7 



p.m. The first trip will be for 
singles and groups of friends 
while the second trip will be 
for couples. Tickets cost $15 
and may be purchased in the 
SA office while tickets are still 
available. 

Mother-Daughter Brunch | 
Sunday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.. Din- 
ing Hall. Jillian Englund will 
be the guest speaker. To re- 
serve your spot, contact Bev- 



erly Rawson at 2g02. 

Summer Camp | Attention 
all you summer camp en- 
thusiasts: Camp Blue Ridge 
staff recruiter, Carol Elliott, 
will be on campus to inter- 
view potential summer camp 
staff members on Tuesday 
thru Thursday, February 5-7. 
Those interested in working 
camp staff mem- 
invited to stop by the 



Camp Blue Ridge booth in the 
Student Center between 10 
a.m. and 5 p.m. To communi- 
cate directly with the camp di- 
rector, please email Pr. Denny 
Grady at dennyg@pcsda.org, 
or call 540-886-0771- Staff 
application forms can also be 
downloaded from the "Docu- 
ment Center" at vmw.cbrsda. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 



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I 2000 Honda Civic Si 

141k, title historj-, rims, short- 
I siiifter, exhaust, lowered. 
I 85,250 OBO. Call Mike at 

920-296-7054. 

I Call Mike @ 920-296-7054 

I 1996 VW Golf GL I Green 
4-door hatchback. Very clean, 

I well taken care of, mechanically 
sound, cold A/C, power locks, 
CD player, power moon raof, 
automatic transmission. 175 K 
miles. Runs well. $2,500 OBO. 

I Call Joe at 423-400-3947 (call 
n.). 

I 1995 Ford lliimderbird | 

Leather seats, CD player, moon 
I roof S3300.00. For more info> 
n contact David Buoy at 
I 423-504-5716. 

I 1994 Toyota Caniry XLE 

I Four door Forrest Green. 
I Good condition $3200 OBO. 
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1985 Nissan 300 zx | 2+2, 
t-top, a/t, A/C, ps, pb, sil- 
ver grey, $1,999 OBO. Call 
423-396-2413. 

I 1997 GMC Sonoma [ 2 wheel 

I dri\'e. 116K miles. 4cyl, 5 spd. 

I Extended cab w/third door. Has 

wA/C compressor. Ball joints 

and wheel bearings are great. 

[ Runs excellent. Body has a few 

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fender and below third door. 

I Call Josh at 724-747-8896. 

>996 Infiniti J30 | Heated 
leather seats. Hose CD, cruise 
control, sunroof auto, runsgreat, 

I clean title, 130k miles, i8occ,V6. 
S6,5oo OBO. Call 423-238-0087 
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2005 Suzuki Burgman 400 

Scooter | 12k miles; runs ex- 
«llent; 34 gallon gas tank; 
i8o+mi!es on full tank; goes up 
100 mph; storage space under 
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cle jacket; 2 helmets; motorcycle 
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Vehicles 

Seat Covers for sale | 2 \nng 

yang black car seat covers. Good 
condition. Only S20. Call An- 
drew at 423-236-7266. 

Four 17 inch chrome wheels 

for sale! See pictures at http:// 
chattanooga.craigslist.org/ 
pts/490373603.htTnl. Call Joel 
at 918-521-5643 

Housing 

Male roommate wanted: 2.5 
rafles from SAU campus. All util- 
ities, premium cable and wire- 
less internet included. Shared 
kitchen, bath and living areas. 
S300 per month. Available Jan- 
uary 1st 423-504-0807. 

2 female roommates needed 

to share a new 4 bed/3 bath 
house 15 minutes ftom South- 
em. Rent is S375/month per 
person and includes all utillities, 
cable TV, and wireless internet- 
Call Can 423-309-9731 or Hale>' 
208-610-9261 for more info. 

Female roommate | Private 
bath, large walk-in closet and 
room fully furnished. Room 
opens onto porch/patio. Shared 
kitchen and other amenities. 
Private refrigerator. Neigh- 
borhood pool. Located in East 
Brainerd/near Hamilton Place 
Mall. If interested call Polly at 
423-892-1948 or email ipoIlyi@ 
comcasLnet. 

Female roommate wanted 
for a beautiful, fiilly furnished 
apartment. Washer/di^-er, free 
internet, and central beat and 
air. Great location, within walk- 
ing distance from campus. Cost 
is $27s/mo. + electric. Must love 
cats. Call Jackie at 704-796-1616 
or emailjsdaily@southern.edu. 

Female Roommate wanted 
to share house. $250/ mo. plus 
S250 move-m deposit. E-mail 
stringobean@aol.com 

Female roommate to share a 

two bedroom, two bath home. 
S350 a month includes all utili- 
ties, phone, internet (wireless), 
trash, lawn, electricity, and 
water. If s 2 miles from South- 
em. If interested please call 



Miscellaneous 



English Bulldog Puppies 
for Sale I (Akc registered and 
united all breed reg. double) 
7 females and 3 males. Birth- 
date: n-29-07. If 3'ou are inter- 
ested Please emaO TerTy.Jib- 



Part time job | Looking for 
female nurses aid type work in 
private home. As schedule per- 
mits: Two weekday mornings (2 
hours each), weekend mornings 
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scheduling. Must have trans- 
portation. No training required. 
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Applications are now avail- 
able for enthusiastic team play- 
ers willing to consecrate their 
time to serving the Lord on the 
campus of SAU. Paid positions 
include. Assistant Chaplain, 
Destiny Director, Outreach Di- 
rector, Inreach Director, Well- 
ness Director, Small Groups 
Coordinator, Media Coordina- 
tor and Receptionist. For more 
information call extension 2787 
or visit http;//chaplain.south- 

Looking for a djcmbc | If you 
have one in good condition that 
you are wanting to sell please 
contact Kristy at 423-774-0551- 

Shoes for sale | Womens sz. 
10, Dr. Marten's, t-strap maty 
janes, 2-inch platform, very 
good condition! Used maybe 
three times, have a few scuffs 
on the toes, nothing too major. 
Contact carpion@southern.edu 
for pictures or call at X7038. 

Shoes for sale | Women's size 
10. Black dress>' sneakers. Criss 
cross elastic straps with a velcro 
closure. Used maybe twice. Con- 
tact carpion@southem.edu for 
pictures or call at X7038. 

Wedding dress for sale | 

Never worn. Best offer. Call 
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A mathematician, an engineer 
and a physicist are all in a hotel. 
In the middle of the night, a fire 
breaks out on their floor. The fire 
spreads to each of their rooms. 
Tlie engineer ^vakes up and sees 
the fire. He rush^ to the tub, 
repeatedly fills his ice tub with 
ivater and throu-s it everywhere 
imtil he manages to get the fire 
out in his room. Satisfied, he 
goes back to bed. 
The physicist wakes up as well 
and sees the fire. He grabs a pad 
of paper, quickly scribbles out 
some equations, fills a cup with 
water and dumps it on just the 
right spot to put out the fire. Sat- 
isfied, he goes back to bed. 
The mathematician wakes and 
sees the fire. He grabs a pad 
of paper, quickly scribbles out 
some equations and yells out 
"Aha! A solution exists." Satis- 
fied, he goes back to bed. 



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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 



THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926 



VOLUME 63, ISSUE 17 



Library checks 
out laptops 

MaRKIS LiNDSEY 



McKee Library is offering a 
lew laptop checkout service to 
I help students minimize com- 
puter wait time and work from 
anywhere in the library. 

"We want to use the lap- 
ops as a way to help serve 
' students," said Marge Seifert, 
Qterim hbrary director. 

This new checkout service 
began on Feb i. The goal is to 
help students who don't have 
laptops work in the library 
when there is a wait for com- 
puters. 
This is great for students 
I because there are times when 
) computers are available," 
j said Olando Brett, a junior fai- 
' ology major. 

To check out a laptop, stu- 
dents must present a valid 
Southern ID card at the circu- 
lation desk. The laptops can 
be loaned to students for up 
to four hours. There are cur- 
rently five laptops available for 
checkout. They are equipped 
with wireless internet access 
and Microsoft Office 2007. If 
there is a demand for more 
than five laptops, the library 
has the capability to provide 

SEE LIBRARY, PAGE 3 




Mayor John Turner votes in Tuesday's Primary Election at the Collegedale City HaU. 



Dennis Rogers, Southern employee, dies 



like many couples, Dennis 
and Sharon Rogers watched 
the Super Bowl together. Den- 
nis was hoping the Giants 
would win. But unlike most, 
they were watching firom Den- 
nis' hospital bed on the last 
night he was alive. Although 
he was resting during most 
of the game, when the Giants 



made the wiiming touchdown, 
he opened his eyes and made 
an OK sign, which got Sha- 
ron's attention. 

"I said 'Dennis, I'm over 
here,' and he waved. That was 
the last thing he did before be 
died," Sharon Rogers said. "I 
just prayed that God would be 
merciful, I couldn't see him in 
pain anymore." 

Dennis Rogers, a telecom- 
munications technician at In- 



formation Systems for almost 
nine years, died Monday after 
a seven-month battle with co- 
lon cancer. Rogers, 57, was di- 
agnosed with colon cancer that 
had spread to his brain in Sep- 
tember after he experienced 
unexplained weight loss and 
decreased energy, said. Joni 
Zier, who works with Sharon 
Rogers in the records depart- 
ment. He suffered from three 
different strains of cancer, 

SEE EMPLOYEE, PAGE 3 



Students cheer on teams at SA Super Bowl Party 



their team to victory, while a budget of $1,500 which we had worked just as well," 
Patriots fans ended up disap- provided three big screens, said Scott Kabel, SA social vice 
170 boxes of pizza, 15 flats of president. 



"[Aj perfect season doesn't soda and n 
n a thing. It's all about that 



cle at the SA Super Bowl party ring baby," smd Valerie Dry, ; 
on Sunday night. At the party, freshman biology major, 
devoted Giants fans cheered The Super Bowl party had 



"We tried to get the HDTV, 
but due to technical difficul- 
ties we couldn't have it. What 



Half-time entertainment 
was provided by the SA Sen- 
ate: a competition to see who 

SEE SUPER BOWL, PAGE 5 



ECU play takes 
students to 
ancient Egypt 

Heather Blanton 



Saturday night, the Black 
Christian Union took their 
audience back in time to an- 
cient Egypt in their play on 
ECU Night. The original play 
was written, directed and per- 
formed by Southern students. 

"(The play was) mag- 
nificent, a triumph, hilari- 
ous," said Stephen Majors, 
a fOm production major. 
In the play, two students 
embarked on the adventure 
of a lifetime, traveling from 
the year 2008 in Collegedale 
to ancient Egypt by means of 
a time machine. It was written 
by David Grant, a senior film 
major and Zack Livingston, a 
junior communications ma- 
jor. 

"Zack was studying Egypt 
in history class, when he and I 
decided, 'Lets travel to Egypf 
From there the thoughts just 
came to us." Grant said. "I 
love writing and directing. I 
wanted something completely 

There were many people in 
the audience, laughing and 
enjoying themselves. The cos- 
tumes were well put together, 
props and set well organized. 
"This performance was very 
good. What I think was most 
striking about this play was the 
use of video as well as acting. 
It was very unique and shows 
the talent of the School of 
Visual Arts," said Hollis James, 
BCU sponsor. 

Brian Nyamwange, 



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Student travels abroad to 
produce mission video 



Instead of a ski vacation or 
relaxing at home, one student 
spent his Christmas break in 
Nicaragua producing a docu- 
menteiy about a mission 
project sponsored by Cross to 
Crown International (CCI). 

"[It] was a cool experience. 
It gave me a look into a new 
culture," said Ian Zimier, a 

tions major. 

Zinner heard about the po- 
sition from an email that Dr. 
Greg Rumsey, the dean of the 
School of Journalism & Com- 
munication, sent out Though 
the position required flying to 
Nicaragua on Christinas day, 
23nner apphed. 

While there, Zinner had 
to adapt his normal way of 
filming to fit jungle life. For 

ii It's changing 
people's lives tre- 
mendously.?? 

- Eric Gullet 



ect. TTie videos, similar to 
Mission Spotlight videos, will 
air on Hu'ee Angels Broadcast- 
ing Network among other out- 
lets, said Diana Halverson, co- 




re, with no electricity, 
he charged his camera batter- 
ies on a solar power base they 
hadin the village. Also without 
artificial light, Snner's work 
schedule changed. 

"When the sun goes down, 
your day is done," he said. 

He is worting on two pro- 
motional videos for the proj- 



lanZiimer 



fonnder of CCI. Zinner hopes 
to complete the video within a 
few of weeks, and the Halver- 
sons are looking forward to the 
video's release. 

"It's a way to inform people 
in the U.S. about whafs going 
on," Halverson said. 

Zinner's documentary will 
feature the Misldto Indians 
that live in the region, a radio 
station CCI has developed, and 
a church and clinic that are 
now under construction. 

The radio station has al- 
ready blessed many people in 
the area, said Eric Gullet, vice 
chairman of CCI. 

"It's broadcasting the gos- 
pel to so mai^ areas and en- 
com^ging many people," Gul- 
let said. "It's phanging peoples' 
lives tremendously." 



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The Student Voice Since 1926 

Ihundxy, Febnury 7, 



LiFEsnus Edftoi) 



Laur£ Chamberlain 



NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 

Bowl seeks to attract participation 

bers. The grand prize for the here to have a good time," said 

winning team is $500. Gardner. 

Negron encourages every- One game last week had a 

one to attend the event. turnout of about 35 people, 

Tou just get your food and and the audience seemed in- 

sitdowninlheroomandwatch trigued by the questions and 

the game," Negron said. answers. One onlooker, Jona- 

Jonathan Gardner, captain than Martin, was surprised by 



The academic competition 
known as College Bowl began 
on campus, with the competi- 
tions being held in the Presi- 
dential Banquet Room. 




Monday and Wednesday at 
5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., from 
Jan. 28 to Feb. 28. This aca- 
demic competition features 
questions in the sciences, cur- 
rent events, sports and more. 
There are 11 teams involved, 
each with four to five mem- 



teams are eye- 
ing their next 
competition 
and already 
planningwhat 
theyTI do 
with the prize 
money. PhUip 

of Team Gardner which re- Sagadraca, a sophomore and 
centiy lost a match, reflected member of Team Recinos, has 
on what bis team needed to already made plans for the 
work on for the next game. money. 

"We just have to be more Sagadraca said, "We are go- 
confident and try to broaden ing to Disney World for Spring 
our knowledge. We're just break." 



Seminar given to strengthen relationships 



dififerences is key to successful 



Your relationship may need 

me maintenance if you are 

cer to the person taking your 

order at Starbucks than you 

to your significant other, 

said Carol Kutchins, licensed 

counselor, at a seminar titied, 

"How to avoid marrying a 

Hie seminar was held in the 
Collegedale Seventh-day Ad- 
ventist Church fellowship hall 
last Saturday. It was hosted 
by First Tilings First, a non- 
profit organization dedicated 
to strengthening ^miilies in 
Hamilton County through 
education, collaboration and 
mobilization, according to 
their Web site. 

Hie media sends the mes- 
sage that there is something 
wrong with a relationship 
if it is hard, Kutchins said. 
Contrary to what the media 
portray, she believes that all 
relationships require work, 
and learning how to manage 



"We're on this journey try- 
ing to figure each other out. 
If s a lost skill," she said. 

To help people learn how 
to manage their diferences , 

tiLove is an ac- 
tion verb. It's not 
just a feeling.?? 

- Carol Kutchins 

Kutchins educated attendees 
on the five love languages: 
acts of service, words of affir- 
mation, quali^ time, physical 
touch and receiving gifts. A 
love language test was given 
to discover the love languages 
of everyone who attended the 
seminar. Kutchins then ex- 
plained how to apply knowl- 
edge about love languages to 



Mariesa Swisher, a sophomore 
social work major. 

Students also learned the 
true meaning of love. 

Kutchins, who counsels at 
Tlie Marriage Consultant, Inc. 
in downtown Chattanooga 
told students, "Love is an ac- 
tion verb. It's not just a feel- 
ing, it is a decision." 

Some students that attend- 
ed the seminar found it help- 
ful. 

"It was highly beneficial for 
relationship maintenance," 
said Audrey Cooper, a junior 
intercultural communications 
m^gor. "Kutchins knew what 
she was talking about and was 
good at getting audience par- 
ticipation." 



TTie uiformation we're 
learning is going to help in all 
forms of relationships. With 
my parents, brother, and in 
dating and marriage," said 



Correction 

Last week's article 
'Largest drug amount 
ever seized in CoUeg- 
edale" was written by 
Sean Otis, not Brooke 
HoUand. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 



Haluska appointed English chair 



Dr. Jan Haluska has been 
appointed chainnan of the 
English department, replac- 
ing Dr. Wilma McClarty who 

signed due to cancer last 
school year. 

Last fall, the universiiy 
asked Haluska to serve as in- 
1 chair. In January, Dr. 
Robert Young, vice president 
of academic administration, 
and the English faculty ap- 
pointed Haluska as the new 
administrator. 

"We were delighted to have 
i faculty member of his ca- 
pability willing to take over 
during such a difficult time," 
Young said. 

Haluska earned his doctor- 
ite in literature and has been 
teaching at Southern since 
1982. During this time, he has 
received three SAU Teacher of 
the Year awards. 

"Haluska is motivating for 
change. Hell do a really great 
job," said Mindi Townsend, a 



junior English major. 

The new chairman is enjoy- 
ing supervising the birth of 
new, stronger classes and is 
working toward strengthen- 
ing the English program. He is 
also very proud of his team of 
teachers. 




Jan Haluska 



"I've had strong support 
among faculty. This is a fine 
group, even with Dr. McClarty 
gone, which is crippling," Ha- 
luska said. 

Haluska is passionate about 
teaching. He said he found 
purpose in his life when the 



Lord brought him into the 
classroom. 

"Finally He made me a 
teacher and I discovered what 
He'd made me for," he said. 

His greatest joy is the feel- 
ing of enhancing students' 
lives. In English, he enjoys the 
connection of honest learning 
within the context of Christ. 

"It's so important that 
young Seventh-day Adventists 
understand the world's think- 
ing straight across, no apolo- 
gies," he said. 

McClarty, who served as 
chair for more 30 years, wfis 
diagnosed with lung cancer in 
July of last summer, accord- 
ing to her son, Dr. Jack Mc- 
Clarty. She received multiple 
treatments, including chemo- 
therapy and radiation, which 
left her weak and disoriented, 
he said. 

Since then she has been 
moved from her Collegedale 
home into the Life Care reha- 
bilitation facility in East Ridge 
where she is recovering. 



BCU 

Continued from Pg. 1 



freshmen biochemistry ma- 
jor and actor in the play said 
"TVe practiced for two months 
straight. The performance 
went really well, God had his 
hand in it. The crowds were 
great and my hard work paid 
off!" 

Many of the members of the 
audience felt that the play was 
a Success and said that they 
enjoyed it a lot. 

Junior business major. An- 
tonia Corbin stated, The play 
was good, well put together 
and professional. I really en- 
joyed it." 

The overall feeling seemed 
to be one of excitement as weD 
as pride in African American 
culture. There were various 
food booths set up before the 
play where students and com- 
munity members could taste 
foods of Islands such as Ja- 
maica, Haiti, Bahamas and 
Trinidad. Many students said 
that they enjoyed the food. 

Lauren Herring, a fresh- 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 3 

men undecided major said, "It 
was a fun night, I enjoyed it 
The food was really good and I 
liked the variety in flavors," 

David added, "We had tech- 
nical difficulties, which were 
my fault, but people saying we 
did a great j oh and smiling was 
what made it worth it." 

David said there will be one 
more play in April on the Great 

^^ We practiced 
for two months 
straight. The per- 
formance went 
really well, God 
had his hand in it. 
The crowds were 
great and my hard 
work paid off 

-Brian Nyamwange 

Controversy. He believes that 
out of all of the plays that the 
BCU Drama Club, it Will be the 



Blood Mobile visits Southern 



ViVlBNE MaRTINELLI 



More than 100 students do- 
nated blood when the Blood 
Assurance bus came to South- 

n last week. 
"I like donating blood 

cause it saves lives. Also, 
when you donate one pint of 
blood you loose 600 calories, 
3 1 can eat a lot before," said 
Linda Hsu, a senior nursing 

Several students donated 
blood for the first time, but 
others have made donating 
blood a routine. 

Katie Frfieland, a freshman 
mass communications major, 
has been donating blood for 
almost 2 years. She donates 
every 56 days, or as soon as 
the blood center calls her. 

"If I don't donate blood I 
feel bad. I'm not using all of it, 

why not," she said. 
On Tuesday, 30-40 stu- 

lents were turned away due 
to schedulmg issues. Trish 
Black, manager of educational 
recruitment for Blood Assur- 
ance, does not like to turn do- 
nors away, and for this reason 



another bus came on Feb. 6. 

Donating blood wasn't the 
only thing happening this 
week. The National Marrow 
Donor Program was also here 
emd 65 students joined its reg- 
istry. The turnout wasn't as 
big as it was for blood dona- 
tion, but Carla Lewis, a hone 
marrow representative, said 
having as m^^ly people as pos- 
sible join is great. 

"I'm disappotuted because I 
would have loved to have more 
students join, but I am happy 
with what we got," she said. 

Out of the 65 students v^iio 
joined, 36 were minorities. 
Lewis said this is good because 
they need people that come 
from various ethnic groups. 

Lewis was surprised that 
the number of students who 
joined wasn't larger, specifi- 
cally because Jenny Blanzy, 
a recent bone marrow do- 
nor, £umounced it during last 
week's vespers. 

Lewis was very grateful to 
Southern students and said, "I 
want to thank everybody who 
showed up and signed up, and 
also for being so receptive. 
This is an awesome school." 



Employee 

Continued from Pg. 1 



requiring three different types 
of chemotherapy. 

"IT! miss hun, but I'm 
blessed with family and 
friends, which is certainly go- 
ing to help me through the 
sadness and loneliness," said 
Sharon Rogers, in an e-mail to 
Southern employees. 

Dennis and Sharon Rogers 
had been married for almost 
nine years and were very much 
in love, said Randi Raitz, who 
worked in the digital network- 
ing department with Dennis 
Rogers. 

They did absolutely every- 



thing together," Raitz said. 
"She found the love of her life, 
and now he's gone." 

Zier agrees. 

'They take a cruise every 
year, in fact they had an Alas- 
kan one planned for this June, " 
Zier said. "They always went 
out to eat on Fridays, and then 

'"^^Then I said I'd see 
him in heaven and 
his response was a 
quick 'Ok/ "^^ 

-Sharon Rogers 

they'd go buy groceries for the 
weekend together." 

Sharon Rogers said some 
of the last words her husband 



said to her yi/ere ones of hope 
for the future. 

"I told him 'I love you' and 
he said 1 love you too.' Then I 
said I'd see him in heaven and 
his response was a quick 'OK,'" 
shesaid. 

Visitation wHi be Friday 
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the 
Heritage Funeral Home on 
East Brainerd Road. A funeral 
service will be held Saturday 
at 3 p.m. at the Collegedale 
Community SDA Church and 
Rogers will be laid to rest at 3 
p.m. on-Sunday at the-CoDeg- - 
edale Memorial Park. In fieu 
of flowers the family asks that 
donations be made to Gospel 
Ministries International in 
Dermis Rogers' behalf. 



Library 

Continued from Pg. 1 



more, Seifert said. 

"We wifl be watching the 
service to see how it goes and 
how much we can supply," she 



program. 

Frank Di Memmo, the me- 
dia hbrarian said, "We are 
hoping that students will take 
advantage of this service." 



Adventist college shuts dowTi 



Emu-y Young 



On Jan. 28, Weunar Col- 
lege, a Seventh-day Adventist 
college and the ahna mater 
of several SAU faculty, an- 
nounced that it is closing it's 
doors due to financial diffi- 
culties, according to a press 
release. 

"I wish it could' be other- 
wise. I pray the future vrill 
bring better news," said Mi- 



chael J. Orlich, M.D., acting 
academic dean of Weimar. 

The college program will 
end at the graduation in Jime 
of this year, after 30 years of 
operation. 

Ihe Weimar Institute 
will continue to operate its 
other programs such as the 
NEWSTART program and a 
nationally recognized eight- 
step health recovery pro- 



4 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



SA Platforms 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 




Chris Wombold 
President 

I do not make over-reaching general 
promises like so many other SA presi- 
dents before me. Instead, I aim to fix the 
small conquerable oddities that frustrate 
us on a regular basis. One of these things 
is the abundance of substandard comics 
in our school newspaper. Henceforth, 
unsatisfectory comic writers run the risk 
ofbeingdeported to Antarctica. Another 
is the complete absence of pet monkeys. 
These crazy companions could create 
considerable amounts of comedy throughout our campus. In addition, I 
will request that the Valentine's Day Banquet actually be held on Valen- 
tine's Day, and, while I definitely want to increase students' awareness 
of global events, I believe that occasions such as the Joker Release Party 
should actually be parties. Furthermore, I intend to increase support 
for small groups and decrease the number of required worships. The 
appearance of a certain yellow condiment in our cafeteria would be de- 
lightful as well. 

One may consider it impossible for an SA president to accomplish all 
of these items within a year, but I have an ability unknown by SA presi- 
dents. I can use the force. So do not fear, I will persevere, and it will be 
a fantastic year. 

Stay frosty. Southern. 



Doug Baasch 
^^M^^ President 

^^^^^^^^^^ The central theme of my campaign is 

^^^^B^^^^B "Unity at Southern." Uniting Southern 

^^^V' ^^m is undeniably a noble ideal, but most are 

^^TW*' ^9§v \ . quick to dismiss it as an empty promise 
' * used to inspire votes. Let me be clear: I 
am not kidding myself or any of you— I 
do not claim to have the ability to single- 
handedly find miraculously unify SAU in 
one year. However I do have the vision, 
the concrete goals, and the management 
abilities it will take to bring real, tangible 
progress to unifying our campus. Here are my major focuses: 

1) Spiritual unity— I beheve that true unity comes only from being a 
part of the body of Christ Nothing will bring together this campus more 
than a spiritual revival. I believe that small groups are the life-blood of 
spirituahty on campus and I will work closely with Campus Ministries to 
promote small group activity as a meaningful and life-changing way to 
fellowship with others and f ulfill our worship requirements, 

2) Unity through service— nothing minimizes our differences more 
than serving others. I want the students at SAU to become actively in- 
volved in service through ministries like Invisible Children and Patten 
Towers. Our "missionary" college status should be an integral part of 
student life. Instead of having to seek out these meaningful opportuni- 
ties, I want students to be readily aware of what is available to them, 
leading me to my third focus: 

3) Unity through effective communication— centralizing information 
for easy access is vital to effective communication. Virtual networking 
tools are not the wave of the future; rather th^ are the reality of the 
present. The new networking website is a key step in that direction and 
it is of great importance that it becomes operational and accessible. The 
website is only one piece of the puzzle however: I want Southern's pod- 
cast "The Southern Breeze" and video casting tools to reach the same 
prominence and accessibility as the "Accent" in reaching students. 




Jason Ortega 
President 

I'm very much a people person and 
enjoy getting to know people. As a 
member of the student body, I helped 
to coordinate the site leaders for Com- 
munity Service Day, was a TA in the 
Biology department and served on SA 
Senate, As your next SA President I 
would do the following things: 

• Seek to make myself within reach 

of every one of you, so that you 
know that if you have a concern 
or idea I'm available to listen and seek to do aU I can for you. 

• Keep the student body updated on a regular basis regarding ongoing 

projects and ideas, using such mediums as the Accent and South- 
em Breeze. 

• Network with the different student leaders on campus, getting their 

feedback on the needs of the school and seeking to bring students 
together on more projects similar to Patten Towers and Invisible 
Children. 
•Working with Chattanooga ministries and charities on a more per- 
manent year-round basis. I want for you, no matter what your 
passion may be, to be able to have an impact in the community. 
My main goal for this next year is to lead our school to its singular pur- 
pose. Tliis means making the school more unified, not despite our dif- 
ferences, but because of them. It is the differences in our cultures, ideas 
and backgromids that will enable all students to have a truly rich college 
experience, and also empower them to leave a legacy in the community. 



Luther Whiting 
Executive VP 

Realizuig the power of influence, 
; three points that I want to fo- 
1 my campaign: 







(1) Be an example; The best possible 
form of influence is through the hves 
that we live. This calls for a renewed 
epidemic of personal, practical rehgion 
that shows through everything we do. 
Seeing this, I want to encourage pro- 
grams on our campus that nurture and 
facilitate spiritual growth. 

(2) See the opportunities— they're endless: Just imagine the differ- 
ence that close to 2,500 dedicated Southern students could make. If ev- 
ery Southern student did one thing a week to make a positive difference, 
the compounding numbera are amazing. During a nine-month period, 
that would total to at least 87,800 positive changes made in just one 
school year. That's why it's important to me to actively seek out ways 
in which students can make a difference not only on campus, but m our 
community and in our world. 

C3) Do what you can: What would commitment be without action? As 
vice-president, I would like to ensure that every student at Southern has 
ample opportunity to get involved. This calls for open communication 
between SA leaders and students. 

The plan is simple: Be. See. Do. But just as a pebble starts an ever- 
expanding ripple, so Southern can become the epicenter of change and 
transformation. 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 

WilkyBriette 

• Executive VP 
I have been an active senator of SA for 
about two years and, in my years of be- 
ing a senator, I have bad the privilege of 
working with and for students to ensure 
that their Southern experience is the best 
that we can offer. Although it has been 
both a challenge and an honor, I feel as 
though there is still much to accomplish. 
The first being adequate recognition to 
I the senate. Despite attempts to publicize 

what the senate can do, students are still 
of the things that can be done for them through this organiza- 
tion. They ask questions such as what is senate, who are they and what 
can they do for me. They are often asked, and as much as it may be the 
responsibility of the students to be involved, it is also greatly the senate 
duty to be more interactive. If elected as your executive vice president for 
next year I will ensure this will be done through more than just frequent 
e-mails. I beUeve that in order to have a positive and proactive student- 
senator relationship, a more personable approach has to be taken. By 
allowing senators to be more interactive with their constituents, the stu- 
dent body may be aware of what their senator can do for them and, as a 
result, the Senate can benefit theu- Southern experience. I believe that a 
more personal relationship is the hnk between the student's voices and 
the senator's hands. 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 5 




-^ 



Annabel Cobb 
Social VP 

Hello aU. I want to start with a story for 
you. A famous writer named Cervantes 
once said, we must "dream the impos- 
sible dream. Go where the brave dare not 
go. Strive when your arms are too weaiy. 
Reach for the imreachable star. This is my 
quest, to follow that star, no matter how 
hopeless, no matter how far. Be willing 
to march into hell for a heavenly cause!" I 
think Cervantes was right. Men and wom- 
en of God, we must be bold! After all, any- 
thing can be done through the magnificent God who gives us strength! 
I want to incorporate this strength, this kind of passion, this kind of 
necessity into our daily lives! I want to see a people who don't just talk 
about a God, but a people who show that they truly believe in such a God! 
I am challenging you now, if ever there was a time to stand up for what 
you believe in, the time is now. We must show our community, nay, we 
must show our world, that we are willing to give of ourselves in order to 
demonstrate the love that is God. I give you my word, that I will strive 
for this ultimate goal in all social events which I may have the honor of 
directing, if you would be wiUing to grant me your vote- 
Thank you. 




Taylor, wemt it to be known 
that I want whafs best for 
you in all areas. Being a nat- 
urally social, outgoing and 
fun person, I feel that I can 
meet the social needs of this 
campus, especially with your 
ideas and support. Together 
we can push Southern's social 
life to new and memorable 



For the fall 2008/1 

Benjamin Taylor *^'" ^°°^ academic school 

o ' 1 -im yeai, I would like to service 

oOCiai VP thjg campus as social vice 

Running for social vice president, bringing together 

gives one the opportunity to Southern's several different 

focus on tiiemselves rather elements ofdiversity into our 

than the people that they socializing event 

I atmosphere of meaning- 



ful fun. I want to create op- want to bring to Southern's for the people of Southern, 

portimities for people to use social life. I'm always open not for one person's gain, but 

their talents, helping to ere- to suggestion, especially from for the benefit of the campus 

ate social events that memo- the people who these social as a whole, 

ries are made of. These ideas events are planned for. Social 
are just a glimpse of what I 



would s 



Super Bowl 

Continued from Pg. 1 

eat a can of whipped cream 
which brought a lot of laughs 
and grunts of disgust. Jose 
Duran, a freshman bio-chem- 
I istry major won the whipped 
cream eating contest. 

Another winner for that 

night was Lincoln Llewellyn, a 

junior biology major, who won 

a blender for correctly guess- 

1 ing the final score, 17-14. 

The teams were fairly even 
until the last moments of 
the game. Patriots fans were 
hopefiil until Eli Manning 
niade a scoring pass with less 
than two minutes left on the 



clock. This set the gym into 
a frenzy. Students watched 
in anticipation as the final 35 
seconds sealed the fate for the 
Patriots. A quick play display- 
ing Manning's skills resulted 
in a touchdown snatching the 
game from right under the Pa- 
triots' feet. 

Tie Patriots aren't all that 
nice after all" Brandon Mott 
said, a freshman physical ther- 
apy major. 

Giants fans walked away 
satisfied from a nice win, while 
Patriots supporters hujig their 
heads comforting themselves 
with the thought of returning 




6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



opinion 



Opinion Editor 
anhpham@southern.edu 



Another debate on convocation requirements 



I recently saw a painting of 
Spanish soldiers slaughtering 
a group of frightened Inca. 
I^e picture is haunting, not 
because of their brutality, but 
because on one side there is a 
friar pointing to the cross. In 
a letter to the Editor (Jan. 31, 
2008), Mr. Van Grit (counter- 
ing an article written by Mat- 
thew Hermann) suggested that 
it was good to "force" people to 
go to church. He quoted Luke 
14:23, ■wWch says, "And the 
Lord said unto the servant. 
Go out into the highways and 
hedges, and compel [them] to 
come in, that my house may 
be filled." This "them" is refer- 
ring to the last minute stand- 
ins replacing the original in- 
dividuals who were invited to 
the feast. This is where Mr. 
Van Grit's argument begins to 
crumble. 

First of all, if the Lord in- 
vited several people to his 
feast, why was it that he had to 
'force' (according to Van Grit) 



neutral parties to attend his 
feast? Why didn't he force the 
original invitees? The answer 
is quite evident in the context 
of the scripture. There is no 
mention of the feast being a 
church service. Jesus was tell- 
ing the people that when they 
invited people to a feast, they 
were to invite those that did 
not have the ability to return 
the favor. Basically, saying to 
do good without treating it like 



Secondly, Van Grit makes 
the concession in the fonn of 
an argument that, "Having 
worship a few hours a week 
especially vespers on Friday 
evenings was a wonderful 
experience for me." I would 
agree that the Sabbath's rest 
is a wonderftd thing that I 
look forward to every week, it 
would be nice if others saw it 
thesameway. However, I don't 
beheve that forcing students to 
go to perfunctory corporate 
worship is positive or wonder- 
ful. Will those that were forced 
to attend worship be likely to 
embrace and fondly remem- 
ber it in the future? It seems 



like they would be more likely 
to judge the Adventist Church 
and Christianity as a whole by 
the marmer Southern treats 
this issue. 

Finally, people that are 
forced to act in a certain man- 
ner, when observed, will not 
be likely to act in the same 
maimer when not. I've talked 
to several students v*4io work 
on the Sabbath because it is 

^^ Will those, that 

were forced to 

attend worship, 

be Mkely to 

embrace and fondly 

remember it 

in the future? 



expedient. Hmmm...wait a 
second— I've also seen staff 
doing the same. They go to 
required worships (where they 
receive Uttie spiritual guidance 
either because they are not 
paying attention or there is 
no depth to it) and then skip 
church because it is not en- 



forced as well. This not only 
leads students to think that it 
is okay to do as they desire on 
Sabbath (or during worships), 
but also leads those that see 
the dichotomy to judge those 
that enforce it as hypocrites. 
The staff at Southern believe 
it expedient to have people 
working to enforce worship at- 
tendance. This seems to make 
this campus a spiritual cam- 
pus, but is it not just a fagade? 
Personally, I would con- 
tend that it is more important 
to nurture the spiritual stu- 
dents and allow them to grow 
and share their enthusiasm, 
rather than sacrificing the high 
ground and sticking with im- 
age alone. Remember, the Ad- 
ventist students here at South- 
era will become the leaders of 
our church in the future. That 
is, those that don't leave the 
church because they only see 
a whitewjisbed tomb. Also, 
how can students truly make 
a choice to follow God when 
they are already forced? Many 
of my friends have already 
stopped practicing because 
they felt it such a burden. 



Some would counter that the 
students signed a statement to 
follow Southern's rules. This is 
true, we all signed it. Is this a 
good argument? No! We also 
agreed to foUow all rules that 
were amended to that docu- 
ment or tiiose published by the 
deans. This doesn't mean that 
it is okay to follow everything 
in there. What ifthey said that 
we should go into the commu- 
nity and force everyone there 
to go to church? 

From all the feedback I've 
received, it would seem that 
most of the students that 
have seen how this issue was 
handled in the past are not 
expecting any change. I could 
personally agree, but have 
read too much history for such 
a pessimistic outiook. If (as 
the staff suggest) eveiy year 
students complain about it, 
then some of those alunmi are 
bound to begin fillin g posi- 
tions in the Conference. It is 
inevitable that this issue must 
be addressed and fixed. The 
big question is how. 



The spirit of Valentines Day 



Thomson Paris 



Valentine's Day is associat- 
ed with the naked angel called 
Cupid. While he doesn't wear 
clothes and looks deceivingly 
cute, he also is violent, wield- 
ing arrows at unsuspecting 
humans. 

In ancient pagan cultures 
like Greece and Rome, Febru- 
ary is fertihtymonth. The pope 
rqjlaced the pagan fertility fes- 
tival, Lupercalia, held on Feb. 
15 with Valentines Day on Feb. 
14. Valentine's Day was started 
to venerate a man named St 
Valentine, who was a martyr 
in early Christianity. 

While acting as a saint, Val- 
entine is supposed to be able 
to mediate people's petitions 



to God. Thus, Valentine would 
be a substitute for Christ (the 
only mediator between God 
and man) and thus a form of 
antichrist. 

So is it bad that Valentine's 
Day has pagan roots? God is 
love. It would seem that this 
is something the pagans did 
right. If this were the case 
then there certainly would be 
justification in the celebration 
of a day for love. I think that 
Valentine's Day is bad when it 
makes a whole lot out of a day 
and very httie out of the daily. 

Jesus says tiiat husbands 
should love their wives as 
Christ loved the church. Christ 
didn't love us for a single day. 
He loved us for eternity. "The 
LORD hath appeared of old 
unto me, [saying]. Yea, I have 
loved thee with an eveilasting 



love: therefore with loving- 
kindness have I drawn thee," 
(Jeremiah 31:3). 

Dr. John Gray sums it up as 
a point sj^tem. When a guy 
gives a woman a gift or does 
something nice, he gets one 
point. This is hard for guys 
to understand. But no mat- 
ter how big or little the gift, a 
woman gives the guy one point 
Guys are different. However, 
when a women does sometiiing 
great she gets a lot of points, 
vrfiile when a woman does 
something Uttie she gets a few 
points. Thus, Valentine's Day 
to women could be summed 
up as four points. First point, 
flowers. Second point, restau- 
rant Third point, nice card. 
Fourth point, words. 

It may surprise many a man 
that the woman loves the eve- 




ning, but is in no 
the next day. The guy thinks 
that all those nice things ac- 
cumulated many points. This 
misconception is promoted in 
the many ads. Take DeBeers 
for example, "a diamond is 
forever". First, this gives the 
idea that the bigger the gjft 
the more points received. Sec- 
ond, it possibly gives the idea 
of a gift that allows the man a 
break from doing nice things 



for a while. 

Instead of a day of lov- 
ing deeds, why not a year of 
loving deeds (more points). 
Just think, what if we had the 
Christmas spirit all year round? 
Or more aptly, what if we had 
the Valentine's spirit all year 
round? What a better world we 
would Uve in. Instead of a day 
of loving deeds, we would have 
years of loving deeds. 



I THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 



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THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7 

Benjamin Stitzer 

Lifestyles Editor 

stit2erbSsouttiern.edu 



Five best jobs on campus 



I Benjamin Stitzer 

I I iFFgrvi Pi EnmTB 

Southern is a place where 
I students come from around 
I the world to study and learn 
I and hope for a job after they're 
I done. But, while we are learn- 
any of us must also work. 
I With Southern's tuition, stu- 
I dents sometimes have to grab 
I jobs they otherwise would not 
1 take. This week we will tackle 
I the best jobs on campus. The 
I job usually means the least 
I amount of work while still get- 
I ting paid. Next week you will 
I get a list of the ugly jobs that 
I too many of us have to take. 



#2 Southern 
Village 
Resident 
Assistant 

Perks: This job mcludes 
a room by yourself, out of the 
dorms. (That in itself would 
be enough, but there is more.) 
They work two nights a school 
week and every other week- 
end, and get compensated 
usually more money than what 
time they put in. They get to 
choose their housemates, and 
they don't have to work dur- 



rain and direct traffic or check 
buildings or give tickets. Also, 
campus safety workers are 
known for their high pay. It 
can he one of the highest paid 
jobs on Southern's Campus. 



i„*. 



| #lJDeskJobs 

Perks: The job is basical- 
I ly a paid study session. They 
I kave big desks to work at and 
I plenty of time to read, study or 
I whatever they feel like, so long 
is they stay behind their desk. 
This position is great for so- 
I cial people. Someone is always 
I passing by with all the latest 
I news. Usually desk workers 
I will be very informed with 
I *' is going on around cam- 
I Pm. In some places, they can 
I Wen bring their computers 
I Miisurf the web or type all of 
I their assignments. 

Drawbacks: Money isn't 
ta great, but they are able to 
set raises through the years. 



fiind her desk in the student 



ing school breaks. Also, if they 
decide to work during a break 
they might get a little extra 
compensation. 

Drawbacks:Scheduling 
with your partner can be diffi- 
cult sometimes. And you have 
to wake up early once a week 
to collect worship cards at 
Morning Meditations. 

#3 Campus 
Safety 

Perks: They get access to 
just about every place on cam- 
pus. The power alone can be 
the biggest perk. And the nic- 
est part is ihat students who 
work at campus safety only 
do dispatch. Tins means they 
don't have to go out in the 



Drawbacks: 

working for campus safety 
can be social suicide. You just 
have to figure out if it is worth 
it. Do people really care about 
that anymore anyway? 

#4 Ropes 
Course 
Facilitator 

Perks: if you enjoy the 
great outdoors this is the per- 
fect job for you. Spend your 
day working with groups 
teaching them the ropes. This 
job includes a free lunch and 
pay is quite good for one day 
of work. It can also be very re- 
warding to see people growing 
as a group. 

Drawbacks: This job is 

not going to be steady. You 
win most likely have to find 
another job to pay that hefty 
Southern bill. 

#5 Photo Lab 
Assistant 

Perks: This job includes its 
own office. You have to share it 
with the other photo lab assis- 
tants, but it is still pretty cool. 
Again, this job offers free time 
to do your homework or study. 
They have a computer they 
can do homework on or enjoy 
some music. You also get to 
enjoy the photographic works 
of students and see terrible 
pictures that nobody else will 
get the joy of laughing at. 

Drawbacks: You have 
to work with chemicals that 
smell Amny. Also, sometime 
it can get busy with students 
who don't know what they are 
doing. That is usually only the 
night before an assignment is 
due in class. 



triCmbs 



4 



The Eli Manning tal<es MVP oftep:^ 
winning the Super Bowl. 



Commercials during the Super Bowl, 
I guess we were expecting a little bit 
better. 



4 



The old ATM was taken down in Flem- 
ing Plaza. It was a real eyesore. 



African coup in Tchad. We have SMs 
therell 



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Small group bible studies from 
Campus Ministries. It is so nice 
be able to get worship reductions. 
Everyone talk to Rika Semmel. 



to 



No half time show at the gym's Super 
Bowl party. Aww, we're probably bet- 
ter off not seeing it. 



4 



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Thank you to Fazoli's for the Bread 
sticks after convocation last week. 
yUMI 



Pizza at Super Bowl party, I didn't 
know thin crust meant no crust. 




8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 



reli gion 



THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2008 

Christy Kurtz 

Religion Editor 

kurtzc®southern.eclu 



Adventist-Forum: an opportunity for open discussion 



As SDA youth who, many 
times, have grown up in the 
church, it is difficult for us to 
come to conclusions about 
why we believe what we be- 
lieve. We take what we have 
always been taught at face 
value, never searching out the 
evidence for ourselves. 

That's not to say that what 
we have been taught is wrong. 
But many of us don't have 
the Biblically founded proof 
that we need in order to share 
it with others. What if we 
haven't been shown the whole 
picture? Is our grasp of Chris- 
tianity an illusion? 

The Adventist-Fonim, a 
group of students, faculty, and 
community members, seeks to 
bring into perspective many of 
the issues that SDA youth are 
afraid of. They meet together 
to discuss the issues relevant 
to modem Seventh-day Ad- 
ventists (SDA). It is their goal 



to provide an open and non- 
threatening dialogue concern- 
ing the collective heritage of 
the SDA church. 

The discussion is structured 
around the book, Seeking A 
Sanctuary, by Malcolm Bull 
and Keith Lockhart. It is writ- 
ten by non-SDA's but takes a 
fair and historic view of Ad- 
ventist Heritage. The book is 
not meant to be the final say in 
the Forum. Instead it is just 
meant to help facihtate a bet- 
ter understanding of SDA his- 
tory and what we can accom- 
plish because of it. 

The forum met Friday. 
Their discussion was centered 
on what it means to be a SDA, 
and what issues are important 
within the SDA sphere. What 
role does Ellen White play and 
is this the role she should play? 
What part should reason play 
in our search for truth? 

The atmosphere was friend- 
ly, yet professional. There was 
a variety of faculty, students 
and community members 



present. Shaunda Helm, a his- 
tory and international studies 
major, was the group facUita- 
tor and helped direct the ses- 

Several students, along with 
History professor Dr. Diller, 
spearheaded the Forum. The 



<:^ The future SDA 
church will be bet- 
ter lead by people 
who have asked the 

tough questions. 
That is what we're 
doing in the Adven- 
tist-Forum: asking 

tough questions. / 

students included: Raymond 
Thompson, Shaunda Helm, 
Maijorie Ellenwood, and Mat- 
thew Herman. 

Raymond Thompson, a ju- 
nior international studies ma- 
jor, is really excited about the 



possibilities that the Adventist- 
Forum brings. "Many times 
our generation is accused of 
apathy concerning these mat- 
ters. We need to wake up and 
realize that we are the church! 
The ftiture SDA church will he 
better lead by people who have 
asked the tough questions. 
That is what we're domg in 
the Adventist-Forum, asking 
tough questions." 

There will five more forums 
focusing on "Seeking A Sanc- 
tuary." The forums will take 
place every other Friday from 
12 to 1 p.m. For more infor- 
mation, visit viTww.adventist- 
forum.blogspot.com. A vid- 
eotape of Friday's forum is 
posted as well as more details 
concerning the book and how 
the Forum began. 

By seeking to provide a safe 
environment to discuss spiri- 
tual issues, the forum is meant 
to be a place where students 
can talk about things that 
many wonder about but are 
afraid to bring up. If you wish 



to contribute to the discussion, 
learn more about current SDA 
issues, or are just simply curi- 
ous, you are invited to come 
out on Feb. 15 and join in on 
the next Forum. 



SEEKING A 
SANCTUARY 




I theAduentist-Foru 
centers on the book. Seeking A 
Sanctuary. It focuses on the her 
tage of the SDA church. 




God, the forgotten Lover 



One of my most spiritual 
experiences with God hap- 
pened in a movie theater. I 
went by myself to a matinee 
shovnng of 50 First Dates, on 
Valentine's Day a few years 
ago (which is another story for 
another time), and I remem- 
ber really seeing God in my 
life that day. 

The plot goes something 
Uke this: The main character, 
who is a bit of a player, meets 
a girl he really connects with, 
and makes plans to meet her 
again the next day. Unfortu- 
nately, when he sees her later, 
he finds out that she cannot re- 
member him. She'd been in an 
accident months earlier where 
she had incurred brain dam- 
age, which kept her from re- 
membering anything since the 
accident. Basically, she wakes 
up every morning t hink ing it 



is the morning of her accident. 
After the hero comes to grips 
with this, he decides that even 
if she can't remember him, he 
is going to spend everyday for 
the rest of his life trying to get 
her attention, tiymg to get her 
to talk to him, to laugh with 
him, trying to get her to fall in 
love with him. 

As I sat there in the dark- 
ness of the theater and the 
credits rolled, I realized that's 
what God does for us. He 
spends His time teaching us 
to see Him in random acts of 
kindness from strangers, talk- 
ing to us through our friends, 
or getting us to laugh as we 
watch children playing. He is 
trying to get us to fall in love 
with Him. 

But here's the sad part, we 
wake up every morning and 
forget everything He's done 
for us in the past. We main- 
tain a state of utter clueless- 



ness when it comes to God's 
great love for us. We don't 
see Him, and we don't love 
Him like He deserves. Yet He 
keeps trying, keeps smging to 
us on the wind, painting our 
favorite colors in a sunset or 
a flower. He knows that there 
is a chance we might notice 
Him today or the next day, 
and so he presses on, hopeful 
for that moment when we see 
how much He demonstrates 
His affection for us. He is the 
ultimately patient lover of our 

I'm not telling you to go out 
and watch50 First Dates to get 
your God on, but I am hoping 
that you'll take the experience 
I had from it, and see God as 
the forgotten lover we scorn so 
often. If we see His love more 
clearly, well fall for Him and 
break the spell this world casts 
over us. We'll remember Him- 
May this be our prayer. 



THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008 



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 9 



sports 



Duke continues roll, beats Tar Heels 



The greatest rivalry in college 
basketball sure did not disap- 
point. Last night, the second- 
ranked Duke Blue Devils trav- 
eled to Chapel Hill and beat the 
third ranked North CaroUna Tar 
Heels 89-78. 

Duke broke out to an early, 
commanding lead around the 
10 minute mark in the first half. 
When the Tar Heels led 18-15, 
Duke went on to hit four consec- 
utive three-pointers. They went 
on an 11-2 run and led at the 
half 42-39. The only thing that 
kept North CaroUna close in the 
first half was Tyler Hansbrough. 
He had 18 points and seven re- 
bounds and further solidified his 
case as National Player of the 
Year. Duke's only achiUes heel 



this year has been their lack of 
size and Hansbrough and NC 
took advantage of it early on. 

The Blue Devils countered 
with accurate shooting from be- 
hind the three-point line. Duke 
shot over 46% from behind the 
line with Junior Point Guard, 
Greg Paulus leading the way 
sinking six three-pointers. 

From the moment Duke took 
the lead in the first half, they 
never gave it up and the closest 
NC ever got was trailing by three 
at the half. Duke had six play- 
ers who scored in double-digits 
and were able to wear down the 
Tar Heels with their deep bench. 
Duke's bench outscored North 
Carolina's bench 22-1 with Soph- 
omore Jon Scheyer contributing 
17 points and seven rebounds. 

The Tar Heels definitely 
missed then- star guard, Ty 



Lawson, who injured his ankle 
in Sunday's overtime win over 
Florida St. Although they don't ■ 
expect Lawson to be out for long, 
not having his ball handling skills 
definitely hurt their game plan, 

Hansbrough led all scorers 
with 28 points and collected 17 
rebounds for the Heels in the 
losing effort. During the game, 
he passed Michael Jordan on the 
Tar Heels all-time scoring list. 

Paulus led Duke with 18 points 
and is the only team with an un- 
defeated conference record in 
the ACC. 

This is the first time Duke beat 
the Tar Heels since the 2005-06 
season. They had lost their three 
previous meetings. 

You can look for these two 
teams to meet again this year on 
March 8 at Cameron Indoor Sta- 




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Graduating Seniors | Gradu- 
ating Seniors: Seniors, here's 
your chance to have a big- 
ger part in your graduation 
weekend. Special music selec- 
tions, song service teams, and 
people to do the welcome or 
prayer are needed. If you're 
interested please email the 
class secretary, Laura Asaftei, 
at lauraa@southem.edu- Your 
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keep you informed ; 



SIFE Tax Workshop | Impress 
your parents by getting your 
taxes completed just in time 
for tie FAFSA deadline. SIFE 
win host a tax workshop for 
students who are U.S. resi- 
dents on February 17 from 7 
p.m.-9 p.m.; February 18 from 
6 p.m.-8 p.m-; and February 
20 from 10 a.m.-l2 p.m. All 
three of these workshops will 
be held in the Campus Min- 
istries Room located in the 
Student Center. For more in- 
formation contact SIFE at ext. 
2659 or email Steve Gotshall 
at sgot5hall@southem.edu. 



Upcoming events calendar 



Friday, February 8 

12 p.m. - Social Work Field 
Internship Applications due, 
Daniells 

6:14 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vesfffirs, Church, 
Ruben Covarrabias 

After Vespers - Axiom: Re- 
lationships and the Game of 
Love, Lynn Wood, 

Gordon Bietz 

After Vespers - Hymn 



Saturday, February 9 

9 a.m. - Church Service, 
Collegedale Church, John 
tiixon 

10 a.m. -SMC Sabbath 
School, Student Center 

10 a.m. - 9:60AM Sabbath 
School, Fellowship Hall C 

10 & 11:30 a.m. -The 
Third, CA, Mike Fulbright 

10:15 a.m. - Come & Rea- 
son Sabbath School, Thatcher 
South TV Room 

10:15 a.m. - SALTWORKS 
Sabbath School, Fellowship 



Hall 

11:30 a.m. - SMC Church, 
Collegedale Church, John 

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp, 
Flag Pole at Wright Hall 

2:30 p.m. - Sabbath Min- 
Ktries, Wright Hall 

5-5:45 P-m. - Supper, Din- 
ing Hall 

6 p.m. - Evensong, 
Church; Collegedale Acad- 
emy Symphonic Chorale 

7:30 p.m. - Rees Series: 
Female Wumer's Basketball 
Playoff, lies P.E. Center 

9:30 pjn. - Rees Series: 
Male Winner's Basketball 
Playoff, lies P.E. Center 

Sunday, Febni»y 1 

1-10:30 p.m. - Student Cen- 
ter Closed 

3:30 p.m, - SA Valentine's 



Community Service Day Shirts 
I Were you a walk-in for Com- 
munity Service Day and didn't 
get a T-shirt? Come by the SA 
office and daim you're Service 
In Style t-shirti 

SA Elections ] SA candidate 
speeches and Primary Elec- 
tions will be Thursday, Feb- 
ruary 7. Please vpte online at 
sa.southeriLedu between-iiam 
and 11pm. The Elections Press 
Conference will be Tuesday, 
Febraaiy 12 from noon to ipm 
in the Dining Hall. General 
Elections will be held Thurs- 
day, Febraaiy 14. Please vote 
online at sa.southem.edu be- 
tween nam and 11pm. 

Valentine's Banquet [ This 
year's SA Valentine's Banquet 
will be held on February 10 
on the riverboat the South- 
em Belle and will be a Titanic 
theme. There wUi be two sepa- 
rate trips; the first trip begins 
at 3:30 p.m. and the second 



And in the end, it's not the 
years in your life that count. 
It's the life In your years. 

-Abraham Lincoln 



February 8- Andrew Pey- 
ton, Kelli- Leeper-, Cortney 
Hayes, -Katherine Browhlpw, 
Ellen Kim, Heraaldo llo- 
rales, Jenn Mauer, Stepha- 
nie " Bobenhausen,^^ 'Delyann 
Hertiandez, Lauren Parks 

February 9- taxi Brooks, Al- 
lison Owen, Jillian Snyder, 
Ben Van Allen, Hifsy Alcu- 
dia, Caitlyn Chism, Abagail 
Smith, Alin Nomura, Char- 
lotte Webb, Benjamin Garver 



trip begins at 7 p.m. Dinner 
will be served from 3:30-5 
p.m. on the pier-side boat for 
the first trip and from 7-8:30 
p.m. on the second trip, also 



University 



refund 

3:30 p.r 
Senate 

5:15 & 5:45 pm. - College 
Bowl, Presidential Banquet 

7:30 p.m. - Refuel, Lynn 
Wood 

Tuesday, l^bruary 1 2 

12 p.m. - SA Press Confer- 
ence, Dining Hall 

12 p.m. - Dean's Luncheon, 
Presidential Banquet Room 

3 p.m. - Tax Seminar for 
International Students, Lynn 
Wood #320 

7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall 
Joint Worship, Thatcher 
7:30 p.m. - Scottish Fiddle & 
Cello: Alasdair Eraser &Nata- 
lie Hass, Ackerman Audito- 
rium (Convocation Credit) 

9 p.m. - Podcast: Devotion- 
al Discussion, Student Center 



Wednesday, February 1 3 

5:15 & 5:45 p.m. - Col- 
lege Bowl, Presiden- 
tial Banquet Room 

Thursday, February 14 

Valentine's Day 

11 a.m. - Convocation, 
Church, Jillian Englund 

11 a.m.-n p.m. - SA Gen- 
eral Elections, Various Loca- 

2 p.m. - Tax Seminar for 
International Students, Lynn 
Wood #320 

3:30 p.m. - Graduate 
Council, Robert Merchant 

5 p.m. - 3 Person Volley- 
ball Meeting, Des P.E. Center 

7 p.m. - Convocation, 
Thatcher Chapel, Jillian £n- 



7 p.m. ~ SA Valentine's 
Banquet: First Class Trip 

Monday, February 1 1 

Last day for 60% tuition 1 

February 10- Jared Cos- 1 
ton, Jon Just, Yadira Her- 
nandez, Elisabeth Scott, 
Jecsy Villamizar, Fresca- 
nia Taitague, Katie Drexler, 
Richard Boyd San Miguel 

February 11- Ryan Moore, 
Crystal Xu, Scott Davis I 

February 12- Kevin Reimer 

February 13- Hea Jin | 
Yu, Dustin Boyd, Cheyk- | 
bun Smith, Jenessa King-, '