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I Thursday, September 1 1, 2008 

Wellness Center 
opening delayed 

Eholy Young 



Though the Wellness Cen- 
ter was expected to be open 
for business by the begin- 
ning of school, the sounds of 
its construction can still be 
heard across campus . It is now 
scheduled to have its grand 
opening in about a month and 
a half, during Alumni Week- 
end, October 23-26. 

The new facility will fea- 
ture massage rooms, a hot tub , 
smoothie bar, an indoor track, 
steam rooms and dry saunas 
among other things. It will 
also have new treadmills, el- 
liptical training machines and 
weight machines. 

The Wellness Center will 
also have longer hours to ac- 
commodate students' sched- 
ules. On weekdays, other than 
Fridays, it will be open from 
5 a.m. to 11 p.m., said Leslie 
Evenson, Southern's wellness 
institute director. 

Another feature drawing at- 
tention is the 30-foot climbing 
wall located just inside the en- 
tryway of the new building. 

"For people who like ad- 
venture there's nothing like 
it around," said Phil Garver, 

see Wellness Center, page 2 

Photo By Benjamin Stitzer 

RyanMoore breoksit down kicking off the karaoke withsome VaniUa Ice, baby. 

SA welcomes Southern '90s style 

Monika Bliss 
Christina Wettzel 
Emily Young 

Staff FibwK 

Pogs, Goldfish, and the 
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air were 
just a few things that brought 
back the '90s at this year's SA 
Welcome party. 

The comers of lies P.E. Cen- 
ter were filled with games like 
dodge ball, four-square and 
Mario Kart, among others. 

Karaoke was also available, 
featuring popular '90s songs 
like "Ice, lee Baby" by Vanilla 
Ice and "All Star" by Smash 
Mouth Erick Olteanu, a soph- 
omore biology major, said he 
liked karaoke best. "I think it 
was definitely the highlight of 
the evening." 

In addition to the entertain- 
ment, the party featured over 
160 pounds of '90s treats in- 
cluding Blow Pops, Fruit Roll- 

Ups, Cheeze-Its, Airheads and 
more, said B.J. Taylor, SA So- 
cial Vice President. 

Overall, students said the 
party was a success. "I loved 
reliving the 90s," said Janel 
Noseworthy, a junior nursing 
major. "I can't believe I forgot 
about pogs and yo-yo's. It was 
awesome to come back to." 

Other students said they 
Liked the unity that the party's 
theme provided. "The 90s 

see 90'S PARTY, PAGE 2 

Expo informs 

Hannah Kuntz 


Last Friday evening the 
Ministries Expo gave stu- 
dents a chance to acquaint 

themselves with more than 30 
booths from various service 
organizations, clubs and aca- 
demic departments. 

The purpose of the annual 
event is to give students the 
chance to become involved in 
the community. 

"Our goal is to essentially 
expose oursrudents to as many 

ministry opportunities as pos- 
sible," said Kevin Kibble, asso- 
ciate chaplain. 

This year's Ministries Expo 
was slightly larger than last 
year. Event organizer and as- 
sistant chaplain, Donnie Keele, 
said he felt it was an opportu- 
nity for the university to show- 
case freedom of religion on 

campus, and hoped students 
could view their education as 
more than just academics. 

"The key purpose is to spe- 
cifically give students a chance 
to see how they can get in- 
volved in service," Keele said. 
"I would hope that students 
would recognize the value 



Free concert 
coming to 

Grab your blankets, lawn 
chairs , family or a date and en- 
joy music under the stars with 
the East Tennessee Symphony 
Orchestra (ETSO) and guest 
violinist Brian Liu 

The ETSO will be perform- 
ing a free concert on Sept. 14 at 
7 p.m. in the Collegedale Com- 
munity Veterans Park. Under 
the direction of Richard Hick- 
am, the orchestra will accom- 
pany Liu with the first move- 
ment of Tchaikovsky's Violin 
Concerto in D. The orchestra 
will play Brahms' Symphony 
No. 1 in C minor and Academic 
Festival Overture. 

ETSO is a non-profit vol- 
unteer orchestra comprised of 
sixty- five academy students, 
college students and com- 
munity members. Started by 
Richard Hickam, a Southern 
alumnus, ETSO debuted at the 
annual Collegedale fireworks 
program. According to Hick- 
am, the event was a great suc- 
cess that yielded three seasons 
of performances. 

While attending Vander- 
Cook College of Music, Hickam 
attended numerous outdoor 
concerts by world-famous 
orchestras at the renowned 
Millennium Park in Chicago. 
It was such an inspiration for 
Hickam that he decided to cre- 
ate an outdoor concert here in 

Hickam and Liu are both 
SAU alumni from the class 
of 2000. Hickam received a 
B.S. in music education and 

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Unique local 
eattery closes 
its doors 

Katie Hammond 

Mfwi; Fimttw . 

All the tables were full at the 
Kreme House on Aug. 29, as 
customers came in to eat their 
last meal, and say goodbye to 
the well-known, country style 
restaurant that had been in 
business for over 30 years. 

South East Bank purchased 
the Kreme House because 
they loved its location, but in- 
tend to teai" the building down, 
said Marlene Geren, daughter 
of the restaurant owner. She 
said people in the community 
are not pleased about another 
bank coming to town. 

David Green, owner of the 
Kreme House, said that the 
community seems sad about 
the closing. The customers 
love the real country food be- 
cause of his wife's recipes that 
are a 100 years old, he added. 

Some Southern students 
think it is unfortunate the 
Kreme House is closed. 

"I'm sad," said Michael En- 
nis, a junior computer science 
major, who has lived in the 


photo by Monika Rli- 
Drew Underwood and his mother Anne eat at the Kreme House 
day open 

CoUegedale area for years, but I was a little kid and I'm sad 

just discovered the restaurant to see it go," said Drew Un- 

this summer. derwood, a junior business 

"Although it was a recen t administration major, whose 

family is neighbors and friends 

with the owners. "They have 

a wicked good country fried 

steak," he added. 

People who enjoy the coun- 
try cooking of the Kreme 
House can enjoy many of the 
same recipes at Countryside, 
- - a restaurant owned by Geren, 

discovery for me, I really en- Green's daughter. Countryside 
joyed going there. The French is located on Mahan Gap Rd 
silk pie was delicious." Geren said, "This is a begin- 

Other students have been ning for us, not an ending," 
going to the Kreme House for 
a long time. 

"I 've been eating there since 

I've been eating 
there since I was 
a little kid and I'm 
sad to see it go. 

- Drew Underwood 

90's party 

Continued from Pg. 1 

theme is something that we 
can all relate to and have in 
common," said Renee Baum- 
gartner, a senior intercultural 
communication and Spanish 
major. "Everyone could relate, 
even total strangers." 

Kaitlin EUoway, a junior 
nursing major, said her favor- 
ite part of the party was the 

"It was pretty funny to see 
people dressed in all types of 
'80s and '90s clothes." 

Students are already look- 
ing forward to what SA has-in 
store for the rest of the year. 

"I'm expecting super good 
things," said Theo Brown a 
junior film production major. 
"This party really raised the 
bar. If you start the year out 
with a party like that, I can't 
wait to see what's next." 


Vol 64. Issue 1 

Vie Student Voice Since 1926 

Thursday, September 11, 2008 

Monika Bliss 

emily young zack livingston hannah kuntz 

katie hammond benjamin stitzeh shanna crumley 

rachbl hopkins christina weitzel matt zuehlke 
lifestyles editor layout &deskn web mawgsr 

sarah hayhoe katie dexter matt turk 

editor layout &oesien ae 

chris clouzet mar1ln thorman 

Laure Chambbrlain 

Free concert 

Continued from Pg- 1 

a master's in education from 
VanderCook College of Mu- 
sic in 2005. Under the direc- 
tion of Orio Gilbert, Hickam 
served as assistant conduc- 
tor of the SAU orchestra and 
music director of WSMC-FM 
90.5. Hickam is currently the 
orchestra director at CoUeg- 
edale Academy. 

Liu earned a B.S. in music 
from Southern and a mas- 
ter's in music performance 
and literature from the East- 
man School of Music. Pres- 
ently, Liu plays with several 


orchestras throughout the 
southeast such as the Augusta 
Symphony and the Chatta- 
nooga Symphony among oth- 
ers. Liu is currently an adjunct 
professor in the Department 
of Fine Arts at Augusta State 

"ETSO provides a venue 
where individuals can come 
out and enjoy classical music 
with their family, friends and 
community members," said 
Jeanne Dickinson, an orches- 
tra member. 

Hickam invites the whole 
community to come out and 
experience an evening of clas- 
sical music. 

Wellness Center 

Continued from Pg. 1 

dean of the School of PE, 
Health and Wellness. 

Garver has been working 
on the project since he came 
to Southern more than twenty 
yeas ago, and is excited to see 
it near completion. He said 
the delay in construction was 
due to a combination of many 
small factors. 

"The weather played a fac- 
tor and different challenges 
early on," he said. 

Jason Neufeld, a senior 
computer science and art dou- 
ble major, has an entertaining 
reason for being enthusiastic 
about the construction. He 
said, "I'm super excited that 
Taylor Circle will finally be cir- 

Missions Expo 

Continued from Pg. 1 

Photo By Ashley Cheney 
Janelte Sundin signs up at the ERC booth at the Missions Expo, Sept. 5 

Other students had similar | 

"It's a good way to get the | 
students out here to see what 
the school has in store for 
them with outreach, as well as 
missionary work," said Iinski 
Cherisol, a junior mass com- 
mum cat. ions major. 

Summer Schleifer, a senior I 
elementary education major, j 
said it was her third year in a 
tendance and that she enjoys I 
being able to see what's going I 
on around campus, as well as I 
see who's involved. 

of service and really step up 
to the plate and get involved 
while they're here, and stay in- 
volved once they leave." 

After vespers, large crowds 
of students gathered in the 
field by Spalding to talk and 
look around at the various 

"I think it's a great oppor- 
tunity for students to become 
aware of the ministry opportu- 
nities," said Bjorn Harboldt, a 
junior business major. 

Photo By Mafhn Thorm*| 
Janelte Sundmsigns up at the ERCboothat theMissionsExpo, Sept. 5 



Who needs God? 

Chris Clouzet 

Bn l^lftH FnrmR — 

"I like to think of God as a 
menace, because then at least 
I know that there is a bigger 
menace than me." 

Have you ever heard that 
saying before? Probably not. I 
made it up. Taking a relation- 
ship with God out of our reli- 
gion doesn't make much sense 
either. But around here, we are 
suddenly bumped to Christian 
status if we profess to believe 
that Jesus died for us. We feel 
like we can just include being 
nice and going to church to the 
equation and we're saved. Our 
reputation becomes the savior 

Pi we rely on. Do we really need 
God in that religion? It doesn't 
sound like it. 

I'm the best gamer in the 

North American Division. In 
Age of Empires II, I can con- 
struct a city, build an army and 
defeat an enemy faster than 
the Israelites any day. I can 
watch movies until my eyes 
are swollen red. Long ones, 
slow ones, sad ones, funny 
ones; they're all great because 
they take up so much valuable 
time. Productivity is overrated 
anyway. I also enjoy triathlons. 
Sweating off late night pizza 
and feeling my quads burn as 
I pant up a hill: those are the 
true joys in life. Gasping for 
breath lap after lap in the pool 
is what brings meaning to my 
days. I love listening to music, 
too. If s important to be uplift- 
ed by your music, so I am al- 
ways sure to ignore the swear 
words and vulgar themes. I 
am also a Christian. I believe 

Jesus died for me. Last week I 
asked Him to forgive my sins, 
so I'm clear for heaven. I go 
to church, making sure to sit 
with friends in case if s boring, 
to gain a spiritual blessing. 
Sometimes, when Bible read- 
ing is assigned for class, I even 
read a couple extra verses. 
And I pray before I eat 

Pretty good, right? I 
blend in around Collegedale, 
at least. 

Will this year be any differ- 
ent? The Bible says that Jesus 
is the Author and Finisher of 
our faith. Thafs wonderful, 
because I still don't fully un- 
derstand what faith is. I at- 
tempt this religion thing and 
seem to do pretty well, but 
I have trouble with the rela- 
tionship part. Am I building 
a friendship with the King of 


Chris Clouzet 

Religion Editor 

Kings? Do I know Jesus well 
enough for Him to recognize 
me when He comes? 

Sometimes I see us taking 
God out of religion. Based on 
what I see around town and in 
my own life, we make being a 
Christian easy. To be religious, 
you just put your tie or skirt 
on, grab your cell phone and 

Photo By Hollie Maooinber 

go listen to a sermon some- 
where. Just half an hour and 
bam! You get spiritual bless- 
ing plus eternal life. That for- 
mula sounds pretty simple. 
But the pastor won't be get- 
ting us into heaven. Only God 
hands out the tickets. 

Who needs God? We all do. 

Be still and know that I am God 

Joelle Williams 


J X few nights ago around 
Ul, I found myself wandering 
around outside of my parents' 
house, my heart heavier than 
usual. I stood alone in the dark 
staring up at the unexpectedly 
Klear stars, the Milky Way 
^stretching across the heavens. 
{Why was I out here, feeling 
forlorn and unprepared? The 
beginning of the school year 
should have been filling me 
^ith hope and confidence, not 
trepidation. Still, I couldn't get 
past my anxiety and the best 
antidote for angst I know is a 
dose of nature and a talk 
Sith Jesus. 

J I lay down on the driveway 
Sid stared up at the sky. I felt 
that I could only pray and at- 
tempt to listen, and hopefully 
feel more peaceful. The night, 
however, seemed to have 
other ideas. Across the val- 
ley it sounded as if there were 
mne sort of dreadful animal 
*ama going on in the forest. 
The eerie, unsettling echoes of 
dogs yammering and howling 
among the trees floated to my 
ears. Cars kept going by on the 

road, interrupting the velvety 
darkness and my thoughts 
about everything I still need- 
ed to do. Forgetting to pray, 
I finally got lost in my own 
thoughts, which chased each 

My worries did 

not magically melt 

away but I knew 

God was listening... 

I realized that 

nothing would 

happen that God 

wouldn't see me 


other around and around in a 
tense circle. Finally, I snapped 
out of it and realized that 
while my eyes had been fixed 
at the sky, I had not been see- 
ing it, and while my ears had 
been open to the sounds of the 
crickets in the grass all around, 
I had not been hearing them at 
all. While I had come out here 
to commune with God, He was 
farthest from my mind. 
I silently begged God for 

help. Lest I be ever seeing and 
never perceiving, ever hear- 
ing but never understanding, 
I turned to God and asked 
to be healed. My worries did 
not magically melt away, but 
I knew God was listening and 
the night became much more 
beautiful. I realized that noth- 
ing would happen that God 
wouldn't see me through. Now 
I could finally see the stars and 
listen to the crickets' songs. 

While I don't know all that 
this school year will bring, or 
whether or not I will look back 
on it as pleasant or not, I know 
God will get me through. The 
same goes for every student at 
Southern. Some ofus will have 
great semesters and others will 
have a pretty rough time. Most 
ofus will fall somewhere in the 
middle. Whatever happens, 
there is nothing too big for 
God, nothing He can't handle. 
My prayer is that, throughout 
this school year, as often as 
possible, no matter how things 
are going, we will take a min- 
ute, even if it is only literally a 
minute, to pause and perceive 
God's handiwork and give our 
all to Him. 


that (jOd our Father 


as pure and faultless 

is this: 

to look after widows in their distress 

and to 
keBp oneself 

from being polluted 
by the world._ 

jfflp -James 1:27 

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Sarah Hayhoe 
Opinion Editor 


Think, think, think about it L ^ mM Restaurant 

Sarah Hayhoe 

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Opinions are like noses. 
Everyone has one, although 
some are bigger and get more 
attention than others. As we've 
pushed through the first weeks 
of classes, we naturally create 
new opinions about encoun- 
ters with professors, deans, 
cafeteria cuisine, do-it-youself 
laundry service and that attrac- 
tive blond that passes by on 
the promenade between Hack- 
man and Brock every Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday. What- 
ever our class standing, we all 
experience first impressions, 
those polarized, sometimes 
split-second perceptions that 
morph into opinions of people 
or ideas. We can acknowledge 
these opinions. It's more dif- 
ficult to face the question: So 
what do we do with our first 

Last week, my roommate 
discovered the Flight of the 
Conchords (FOTC), New Zea- 
land's grammy-winning, two- 
man band famous for thought- 
fully crude humor. Their ability 
to sing about "the issues" of 
child labor, gang violence and 
AIDS in their song "Think 
About It, Think, Think About 
It," made quite an impression 
on her. This isn't a plug for 
FOTC, neither is it a justifica- 
tion or condemnation of Bret 
and Jemaine's sense of humor 
or chosen vocation as secu- 
lar comics. The point is that 
they had to think, think, think 
about how to impress their au- 
dience since sweatshops and 
life-threatening illnesses don't 
make easy laughs. In turn, we 
have to consider what we will 
be impressed by when we have 
the network on one tab of our 
internet browser and McKee 
library's research central on 
the one next to it . First impres- 
sions influence our decisions, 
which form our habits. 

In his bestseller Blink, 
Malcolm Gladwell explores 
how we instantaneously form 
opinions and make decisions. 


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He replaces common terms 
like intuition with sexier jar- 
gon, but the book is more or 
less about first impressions. 
Gladwell offers example af- 
ter example: art historians 
who identify a kouros statue 
forged in the 1960s that mod- 
em technology dated as be- 
ing over 2,000 years old, an 
orchestra conductor shouting 
"That's who we want!" after a 
trombonist's audition only to 
gasp when the musician be- 
hind the screen turned out to 
be awoman. Gladwell's gallery 
of stories reveals the influence 
of expertise and prejudice on 

Even though we're only stu- 
dents, our personal impres- 
sions and opinions resemble 
those of experts, both self- 
proclaimed and certified. We 
bring our backgrounds and 
former opinions to the dining 
hall table, to the promenade, 
to our dorms and apartments. 
The difference I find between 
our journey here at South- 
em and that of Gladwell's 
experts, is derived from their 
expertise and our inexperi- 
ence. Gladwell's art historians 
might have recognized a fake 
when they saw one, but only 
after years of training and ex- 
posure to originals. We're not 

Graphic By Christina Wdtzel 

experts; some of us haven't 
even declared a major. Still, 
we have opinions, so what do 
we do with them? 

Turn them into questions 
that engage the opinions of 
others. Don't just take exams 
in college, test the ideas pre- 
sented to you everyday. Ask, 
listen, and think, think, think 
for yourself. Admit uncer- 
tainty and make ignorance a 
reason to actively seek truth. 
Prepare to be impressed and 
dare to think in new ways by 
prayerfully and honestly ex- 
ploring our university and our 
world. Opinions are like noses , 
and rhinoplasty is sometimes 

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Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

Why We Need to Get Our Green On 

Rachel Hopkins 

UresTfLES Editor 

Environment. Just the word 
makes me start to feel guilty. 
My last Olive Garden meal 
came home in a Styrofoam 
carryout container, which 
is now taking up space in a 
landfill. I threw away a blank 
piece of paper the other day 
too, just 'cause I didn't need it. 
And I won't lie, I frequently 
drive from Southern Village 

to convocation. Ouch. 

The environment tries to 
be good to us, but it usually 
seems too time consuming 
to show some love back. Our 
environment is in bad shape, 
and if most of us were honest, 
we'd admit that we probably 
haven't done our part to make 
things better. 

So why am I addressing 
this issue on my very first 
lifestyles page? Maybe pay- 
ing penance for my decidedly 

un-environmentally friendly 
ways? Sort of. Actually, Doug 
Baasch called me. Turns out, 
our SA president cares about 
the environment and wants 
to promote a green attitude 
on campus. First step? Make 
this known to Southern 
students via the newspaper. 
After all my quarter mile trips 
to the Collegedale Church and 
back, helping out is the least I 
could do. 

So here it is: as lifestyles 

editor, I'm committing right 
here, right now, to give you 
one green up a week. But 
don't worry; I'm not so naive 
as to think that if I tell you to 
only buy organic foods and 
bike everywhere that you'll do 
it. There has to be something 
in it for you I'll do my best to 
make my eco-love tips as sim- 
ple and as beneficial to you as 
possible. Deal? All right, lef s 
do this thing. 

Album Review: Seasons by Jon Foreman 

Need some fresh tunes? you don't share my sentiments 

Donnie Keele, Southern's as- don't turn your back on Fore- 

sistant chaplain/music enthu- man yet, Jon trades rocking 

siast, gives us his take on Jon out for some quiet, well-craft- 

Foremans'"Seasons." ed, mellow tunes. Even those 

Donnie Keele 


that it provides . Not only is his 
music artistically spot on, but 
the thought-provoking lyrics 
he puts on top are equally as 
impressive. His songs actually 

If you haven't heard of Jon 
Foreman, I can nearly prom- 
ise that you have at least heard 
some of his music. By now 
Switchfoot is nothing new, 
they've been making rock 
solid albums for years. Fore- 
man, however, chose to take a 
break from the big band sound 
and do a solo project. Start- 
ing in November 2007, Fore- 
man began releasing six-song 
EPs titled after a season with 
"Summer" being released in 
June 2008. Personally, I feel 
Switchfoot is incredible, but if 


Artist: Jon Foreman 

(of Switchfoot) 
Genre: Acoustic/Folk 
Released: June 2008 

who don't know much about 
music can understand and ap- 
preciate the artist in Jon Fore- 
man. But the real beauty of his 
music is the complete package 

mean something. They have a 
true depth that few songwrit- 
ers are able to capture. 

It is nearly impossible to 
come up with a list of his "best 

songs" because all of them are 
absolutely brilliant, able to 
stand alone but still fit into a 
larger whole. However, among 
his most popular songs (as 
voted by iTunes Store custom- 
ers) are "Cure For The Pain" 
from Fall, "Learning How To 
Die" and "Behind Your Eyes" 
from Winter, "In My Arms" 
and "Your Love Is Strong" 
from Spring, and "A Mirror Is 
Harder To Hold" from Sum- 

I honestly believe this is 
someofthebest musicyouwill 
ever hear. It is so well-crafted 
on a whole that it really is in 
a league of its own. Jon Fore- 
man, a true artist and musical 
genius, thank you for sharing 
your talents with us. 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in 
the right direction. 

Autumn Acres Corn 
Maze and Pumpkin 

Crossville, TN 

Open Saturday 'til 10 p.m. 

and Sunday from 1-6 p.m. 

through Nov. 2 

$8 per person (cash and 

checks only) 

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Tennessee State Fair 
Nashville, TN 

Now until Sunday, Sept. 14 
$8 per person, $4 parking 
per vehicle. 

Midway, cooking competi- 
tions, monster truck racing, 
petting zoo, Arabian horse 
show, etc 

Chattanooga Market 

First Tennessee Pavilion, 

downtown Chattanooga 

Sunday, Sept. 14 


Locally grown produce, 

handcrafted arts, food and 

live music. 

East Tennessee 
Symphony Orchestra 

"Brahms & Vaughan- 


Veterans Memorial Park, 

Sunday, Sept. 14 


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Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

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What's hot and what's not 

Zack Livingston 

<»<wi< Fnnrw 

Lance Armstrong 

Lance Armstrong, seven- 
time world cycling champion, 
will step up for a shot at an 
eighth victory in the Tour de 

Despite the drug rumors 
that have tarnished his per- 
fect reputation, the 36-year- 
old will live strong and bring 
interest back to cycling and 
multi-colored wristbands. 

"He's turned himself into a 
cycling icon so it will be great 
for cycling and American ath- 
letics," said Yannick Amegan, 
senior animation major. 

Lance Armstrong took a 
three-year break and decided 
1 to come back and prove ex- 
actly why he is the only cyclist 
anyone knows . . . hot. 

Tom Brady 

The results are in and the 
Patriots have confirmed that 
Tom Brady will not participate 
for the remainder of the 2008 
season. Rumors suggesting a 
torn ACL and MCL have Bos- 
ton fans everywhere a little 
scared about the future. 

Southern's Super Bowl par- 
ty swarmed with Brady jerseys 
last year, however, this season 
doesn't look too promising for 
Patriot fans. 

"We got a new quarterback, 
but it's still going to be hard to 
fill his shoes," said Jonathan 
Arocho, freshmen theology 
major. "Patriots are the still 
the greatest dynasty in the his- 
tory of all football." 

Brady's left knee was in- 
jured during the first quarter 
of the first game of the sea- 
son; the team's first chance to 
bounce back from an embar- 
rassing Super Bowl brawl with 
the Giants. 

Tom Brady battered in 
the beginning . . . definitely 
not hot. 

Serena Williams 

Five years ago Serena Wil- 
liams was ranked number 
one in the world for woman's 
tennis. After handling some 
injuries and family issues she 
returned, five years later, to 
reclaim her number-one rank- 

With a victory over her 
sister, Venus, in the quarter- 
finals and one over Jelena 
Jankovic for the title, she is 
the best female tennis player 
in the world. 

"Real athletes never fall 
off, they just age," said David 
Grant, senior film major. "Ser- 
ena Williams climbing back to 
the top is just showing us that 
her age hasn't caught up with 
her yet." 

Serena Williams gets her 
groove back. . . definitely hot. 

First year of futsol fever 

Zack Livingston 

SEPfllS Fnirnti 

Just when you thought all 
the crutches, casts and crip- 
pled students would disap- 
pear until next soccer season, 
Southern introduces a new op- 
portunity to become a World 
Cup champ. On Sept. 19, futsol 
(also known as indoor soccer) 
will become an official intra- 
mural sport on campus. 

"Futsol was introduced in 
the Smart Start session this 
summer, and although all the 
games were well attended, 
there still needed to be adjust- 
ments made for better organi- 
zation," said Mike Boyd, as- 
sociate professor of PE "Now 
that we have more referees 
available and a better under- 
standing of game play, it will 
be better this fall." 

For those students who 
don't have a clue (like me), 
futsol is played between two 
teams of five players. One 
player on each team is the 

goalie, while the others attack 
their opponent's goals using a 
much smaller area than a soc- 
cer field. Unlike soccer, fiitsol 
is not limited with an out of 
bounds line. This allows the 
players to rebound the ball off 
of walls, the ceiling or the clos- 
est opponent's head. A much 
smaller ball with less bounce 
is used to compensate for the 
smaller space. 

"Futsol is like a mix between 
hockey and soccer so students 
are really going to enjoy it," 
said Omar. Lopez-Thismon, a 
sophomore journalism major. 

Four teams have already 
signed up to play and many 
more are expected to join. The 
sport will begin as a pilot pro- 
gram, and based on its success 
it could become a permanent 
fall sport. Soccer popularity on 
campus gives futsol an edge. 
But if it doesn't go as planned, 
it will be plucked out of the 
hot pan, like last years Fluffy 
Chickens team. 

2008 Concert Season 

Brahms & More 

Sunday 14 September 7:00 p.m. 


Admit tan© 1 

Symphony Orchestra 

www. etsomusic. org 

Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of live music, featuring Symphony No 1 
in c minor and Academic Festival Overture by Brahms and SAU Alumnus Brian 
" * pla y |n 9 *e first movement of Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D" 
under the direction of Richard Hickam. 

Bring a blanket, chairs, food, a date, your family or your studies. 





SunbeltCohutta Springs 
Triathlon | The 25th Annual 
Sunbelt Cohutta Springs Tri- 
athlon will take place on Oct. 5 
at Cohutta Springs Conference 
Center. For further details visit 
the website: 
triathlon. Applications are 
avail able online oryou can reg- 
ister Rates 
for students under 24 years of 
age is $30 for individuals and 
$60 for relay teams until Sept. 
22, and $45 for individuals 
and $75 for relay teams until 
Sept. 29. For registration in- 
formation contact Kari Shultz, 
Director of Student Life & Ac- 
tivities. For general race infor- 
mation contact Bob Benge in 
lies P.E. Center. There is race 
day registration, but the price 
is higher. 

First Aid and CPR certi- 
fication classes Sept. 15 & 
16 from 4-7 p.m. To partici- 
pate, pre-registration must be 
completed Sept. 12 at the 1st 
floor bulletin board in Sum- 
merour Hall. $25 for one or 
both classes, cash or check 
only. Classes to be held in 
Summerour Room 107. Future 
classes: Oct. 6 & 7, Nov. 16. 

View Southern | It's al- 
most time for View Southern 
(Sept. 22-24). We have over 
500 seniors from our Southern 
Union Academies that will be 
visiting campus for three days. 
Their visit will be jam-packed 
with events and activities that 
are geared towards answering 
the question "Why Southern?" 
We hope you'll enjoy seeing 
the new faces around campus 
and will welcome them with 
our famous Southern hospi- 

Southern Adventist 
University Wind Sympho- 
ny I Openings for experienced 
brass (trumpet, hom, trom- 
bone, euphonium) and bass 
clarinet players. Contact Prof. 
Ken Parsons at ext. 2886 or for 
more information. 

Auditions | Southern Jazz 
Ensemble: Guitarist, Pianist. 
Players must be able to in- 

Upcoming events calendar 


8 a.m. - Dave Cress Me- 
morial Golf Tournament 
(Bear Trace) 

7:30 p.m. - Evangelism 
Vespers (Talge Hall Chapel) 

7:52 p.m.- Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, Donnie 
Keele (Collegedale Church) 

September 13 

9:30-10:15 a.m. Conti- 
nental Breakfast (Colleg- 
edale Church Fellowship 

10:15 am. - Saltworks 
Sabbath School (Seminar 

9: 75 Sabbath School (Col- 
legedale Church Fellowship 

SMC Sabbath School 
(Gospel Chapel-upstairs) 

Adoration - John Nixon 
(Collegedale Church) 

11:30 a.m. - Connect 
(formerly The Third) - Jack- 
ie James (Collegedale Acad- 

11:45 a.m. - Renewal - 
Student Led Worship, John 
Nixon (Collegedale Church) 

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp 
(Wright Hall) 

3 p.m. - Sabbath Min- 
istries: Alzheimer Patient 
Visitations (Wright Hall) 

7:30 p.m. - Evensong: 
Organist, Peter Liepzig; 
Reader, Luther Whiting 
(Collegedale Church) 

9p.m. - OpenGymNight: 
Basketball, Volleyball, Rac- 
quetball, and Futsal 

(lies P.E. Center) 

September 14 

Latin American Month 

1:45 p.m. - SASenate So- 
cial (Meet in front of Wright 

7 p.m. - ETSO Concert 
(Veteran's Park) 

September 15 

PRAXIS Exams (Lynn 

3:30 p.m. - Undergradu- 
ate Council 

4-7 p.m. - CPR and 
First Aid Certification Class 
(Summerour #107) 

5 p.m. - Club/Dept. Stu- 
dent Organization applica- 
tions (continuing and re- 
turning) due to Student Life 
and Activities 

September 16 

12 p.m. - Phi Alpha Appli- 
cations due (Daniells) 
12 p.m. - Tornado Siren 

4-7 p.m. - CPR and First 
Aid Certification Class 
(Summerour #107) 
7 & 10 p.m. - Residence 
Hall Joint Worship 

September 17 

5 p.m. - Futsal Team 
Meeting (lies P.E. Center) 

6:30 p.m. - Welcome 
Back Dinner for Returning 
ACA Students (Presidential 
Banquet Room) 

7:15p.m. - SASenate Ori- 
entation (White Oak Room) 

September 18 

Last Day for 80% Tuition 

11 a.m. - Convocation: 
Constitution Day, James 
Standish (lies P.E. Center) 

1-6 p.m - Senior Pictures 
(Student Center) 

7 p.m - Lori-Gene Gallery 
Opening (Brock Gallery) 

7:30 p.m. - Convocation: 


Rooms for rent: 2 rooms 
for rent for female students. 
Located 7 miles from Colleg- 
edale, 3 miles from Ooltewah. 
Access to kitchen, laundry, 
cable and wireless Internet. 
Quiet home in the country 
with large deck. Available im- 
mediately for $85/week. Call 
Angela Cell: 423-280-3243 
Home: 423-238-1490 

Seeking Female House- 
mate: Looking for, a fun 
female to live with 3 other 
awesome girls! Private room, 
shared bath, wireless Internet, 
cable, dining room, kitchen, 
mud room, living room, porch 
and big back yard $20o/mo. 
plus water and utilities. Call 
Melanie at 423-667-7564. 

Have a vehicle m0;3 

to sell? 

Looking for a 


Making custom buttons 
and magnets? 

Send your classifieds to: 

terpret chord symbols as well 
as read traditional notation. 
While a jazz background is 
helpful, an eagerness to learn 
is essential. Contact Prof. Ken 
Parsons - ext. 2886, kpar- for more 

Elections | Senate elec- 
tions will be this Thursday. 
Don't forget to vote for your 
representative! ■ Dorm stu- 
dents, look for a ballot from 
your RA. Community students 
can vote in the Student Center 
on Thursday. 

Senior Pictures | Senior 
portraits will be taken in the 
Student Center on Sept. 18 
from 1-6 p.m. and Sept. 19 
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuxedos 
and drapes are provided Just 
come with your hair and/ 
or make-up looking nice! It 

should take about 15 minutes 
per person. 

Undergaduate Photos | 

Undergraduate photos will be 
taken at the ID Card desk un- 
til Sept. 17. 

Make sure you get in there 
to get your picture re-taken, 
otherwise it will look the same 
as last year! 

First Southern Breeze | 
Next Tuesday, September 
16. Visit journalism.southern. 
edu for more information. 

And in the end, it'snot the 
years in your life that count. 
It's the life in your years. 

-Abraham Lincoln 

September 12-Aimee 
Burehard, Bo Benge, Brittany 
Russell, Cassie Brauer, De- 
andra Gibson, Dustin Gold, 
Heather Thames, Kerysa 
Ford, Marleigh Rannow, Mat- 
thew Chung, Sharon Engel 

September 13-Ashley 
Castleberg, Ashley Reddell, 
Brandon Wilson, Carrie Wil- 
son, Doug Frood, Emily Whit- 
comb, Julie Brandt, Matthew 

September 14-Christine 
Reynolds, Grace Nunez, Me- 
hlani Domingo, Reese God- 

September 15-Andrea 
Shafer, Christy Jensen, Erika 
Schmidt, Erin Novak, Kevin 
Khadar, Michael McGonigle, 
Nelson Mercado, Ray Carson 

September 16-Brienna 
Thompson, Chris McTaggart, 

Cleise Vilela, Dawn Chee, Ig- 
nacio Silverio, James Kelly, 
Josh Carithers, Olga Moreira, 
Rebecca Hardesty 

Photo courtesy of sxchu 

September 17-Alex Meji- 
as, Esteban Covarrubias, Hugh 
John Mitchell, Katie Hayhoe, 
Matt Turk, Richard Anderson, 
Steve Callahan, Steven Arauz, 
Valerie Lucas 

September 18-Anthony 
Coleman, Debbie Beihl, Eric 
Schoonard, Jeff Dickerson, 
Sarah Hanson, Trevis Gullatt, 
Winston Allen 




Benjamin Stitzer 

Humor Editor 

Watch out 

for the birds 


Ben Stitzer 

Huwrm fam 

While I was making my 
normally boring journey from 
my car to Brock Hall for class, 
1 was bombarded by a flying 
flock of geese. I heard their 
squawking slowly get louder 
and louder. I literally jolted 
as half a dozen birds swooped 
over my head. My biggest fear 
(which 1 expect to be the same 
as most people) was that 1 
was going to be the victim of 
a fly-by-bombing. Seconds 
later, after the flock passed by 
me I saw it! One of the birds 
had dropped a heat-stinking 
missile. Thankfully they were 
about 20 feet in front of me. I 
barely made it to the safety of 
Brock unscathed. 

1 hope this page will be like 
my journey to Brock Hall. I 
want you to make it through 
the humor page unscathed by 
terrible comics orlamejokes. I 
-will do my very best to uphold 

quality through light-hearted 
humor. My hope is that you 
find the humor page a safe 
haven to sit back, enjoy and 
maybe even laugh. 

Instead of just comics, this 
year we will be having a vari- 
ety of written humor. Here are 
a few things you can expect 
this year, and you are welcome 
to submit anything you like. 

Draw a funny comic and make 
it a series. If it's funny, every- 
one wiE love you. 

These will usually consist of 
humorous takes on things go- 
ing on around Southern. They 
can be random and cover al- 
most any topic. 
Thumbs up/down 
These are about things that are 
happening around campus. 
Like, Thumbs up: New flavors 
for slushes at KR's. Yum, can't 
wait for a mocha strawberry 

Graphic by Christina Weilzel 

slush. Thumbs down: lines 
at KR's breaking records for 
longest ever in history of KR's . 
[Disclaimer: both not neces- 
sarily real and are to be used 
as examples of format only.] 
You might be from 
Southern if... 
This are a spin-off of the 
"You might be a redneck if..." 
These phrases will be things 
you would only know if you're 
from Southern. 
Funny photos 
Just funny photos. 

These are just a few of the 
things planned for this page, 
so get ready and watch out for 
the geese. 

Also, if you would like to 
submit a comic, editorial, 
thumbs up/down, "You might 
be from Southern if...," or fun- 
ny photos, please e-mail meat: $$$ is 




ove^sio pumchxsc 

Pancake breakfast last Sunday. 
Yum. Free breakfasts always 
taste the best. 

CK not open on Sunday morning. 
Sometimes it's worth it to sleep 
in and still get a good breakfast. 
Whafs going on? 

Asian welcome back party. Good 
food, good games and a good 

time. ScHfi S*IS *I«H 7 AM- 

Pasta day confusion. Is it 
Wednesday or is it Thursday? I 
never stinkin' know! There should 
be a chart somewhere letting us 
know what day is pasta. 

Pesto is exceptionally good this 
year. Good job, it is actually 
pretty tasty. 

New parking permits. I just don't 
like paying for the whole year all 
at once. ..and is it more expensive 
this year? 

Collegedale church's Sabbath 
school for us. Again, free break- 
fasts are fantastic. Everyone 
should go and volunteer to be a 
small group leader. 

So much homework. This is only 
the second week and there is 
already tons of work to do. Oh, 
well, let's get to it. 


Thursday, September 1 8,2008 

students to vote 

Round Scaluet 

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With a presidential election 
just around the comer, univer- 
sity organizations on campus 
are working hard to make sure 
students are ready to exercise 
their civic duty. 

In order to provide students 
with a deeper understanding 
of the issues at stake during 
the campaigns, the School of 
Journalism & Communication 
has partnered with the history 
department this semester to 
offer a media and the presi- 
dential elections class. 

"Its something we've done 
every four years," said Ste- 
phen Ruf, associate professor 
of journalism and communi- 
cation. ' 

In class, students take a 
closer look at how candidates 
are using media to create en- 
thusiasm among citizens. They 
also analyze the issues of me- 
dia bias, ethics and political 

There is a higher level of in- 
terest among students in this 
election compared to previous 
elections, Ruf said. 

However, this interest for 
politics among young citizens 
was not the general trend 

Photo By Ian Zinne 
Students Colby Reddell, Donnie Crook, Dalnd Gamer and Bradley Newrayer (left to right) prepare for the ropes 
course during their Southern Connections class for Outdoor Leadership freshman. 

Freshman class gets mixed reactions 

Adrienne Vernon 

Star; Whitfr 

The freshmen this year can 
expect one more graduation 
requirement. Southern is re- 
quiring all first-time college 
students to enroll in Southern 
Connections, a one-credit- 
hour course designed to inte- 
grate them into college life. 

"[Southern Connections] is 
a class that connects them ac- 

ademically, socially and spiri- 
tually," said Renita Klischies, 
co-coordinator of the First 
Year Experience program, 
which Southern Connections 
is part of. The First Year Expe- 
rience program is designed to 
help students achieve academ- 
ic success by mentorship and 
various orientation activities. 

Students are enrolled in 
one of 36 classes , according to 

their department. Fiftypercent 
of the class is geared toward 
teaching the students study 
techniques, time management 
and other skills useful for col- 
lege students. The other half of 
the class is designed to teach 
students how to be successful 
in their major, Klischies said 

Joshua Carithers, a fresh- 
man nursing major, has en- 
joyed the class. "It's a really 

see NEW CLASS, page 3 

Southern is 
going green 

. Katie Hammond 

Nfws Fnrrog 

Southern is on its way to be- 
ing more ecd-friendly, through 
a sustainability committee, 
a new club and students and 



[ Staff Profiles 

• Opinion 
I Lifestyles 


Campus Chatter 



faculty who want to see pro- 
environment changes take 
place on campus, said Doug 
Baasch, student association 

A student organization, 
The Green Initiative Club, was 
started this semester by Es- 
ther Nooner, a junior speech 
language pathology major. 

"The main goal [of the club] 
is to have recycling bins all 
over campus by Earth Day," 
said Megan Sutherland, club 
vice president and sophomore 
nonprofit administration and 
development major. 

Sutherland said that the 
club, which currently has 78 
members, plans to educate 

about the environment and 
raise awareness by getting t- 
shirts made out of recycled 
bottles, and by picking an en- 
vironmentalissue every month 
to educate students about. 

The "Green Campus Ini- 
tiative," a proposal of efforts 
Southern can take to "go 

see GREEN, page 2 


Library gets 
a facelift 

Katie Hammond 

Nfws Fnrrnw 

The McKee Library now fea- 
tures study rooms, a "reading 
nook', a renovated bathroom 
and wider aisles , said Joe Moc- 
nik, director of libraries. 

These renovations which 
took place over the summer, 
are the second stage of three 
remodeling phases taking 
place in the library, Mocnik 
said. He went on to explain 
that the first stage of remod- 
eling involved the basement 
and upstairs level, and in the 
•third stage, which will take 
place next year, the stairway, 
lighting and ceilings will be 

Some Southern students 
like the library's new look. 
" [The renovations] are pretty 
sweet," said Jared Williams, a 
sophomore chemistry major, 
who spends four to five hours 
a day in the library. 

"I like the way the circula- 
tion desk is positioned in the 
foyer of the library," said Tim 
Matthews, a senior history ma- 
jor. "It adds to the ambiance of 
the entrance," he added 

While some students were 
pleased with the renovations 
in the library, others had some 
complaints, "The boys' bath- 
room [on first floor] isn't reno- 
vated like the girls bathroom, 
and I was disappointed," said 
Anthony Medina, a senior the- 
ology pre-dent major. 

There are now eight study 
rooms in the library, and some 
have screens and projectors to 
which students can hook up 
their laptops, Mocnik said. He 


; Checkout Michael 
Phelps at the Olympics 
on page 9. 





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See what this dinosaur 
is doing on the Humor 
page 12. 




Bill passed to aid students 
with tuition and book costs 

Hannah Kuntz 

fnpv ErmrtR 

A bill promising a list of 
benefits, including increased 
accountability for student 
loan companies, increasing 
Pell Grant scholarships, and 
raising awareness of tuition 
and textbook costs, passed 
through Congress in July and 
was signed into law by Presi- 
dent Bush on Aug. 14, 2008. 

The Higher Education Op- 
portunity Act, totaling more 
than 1400 pages, is part of the 
recent governmental effort to 
help college students and their 
parents battle rising costs of 
tuition and books. 

President Gordon Bietz said 
he had not studied all the im-" 
plications yet, but felt that the 
government basically wants 
to assess whether colleges are 
providing students with what 
they say they are. This could 
lead to more comprehensive 
testing of current students and 
Southern alumni. 

"I do know it will involve 
more reporting and will strain 
some' or the' mtf-as'tructure in 
providing all the data that the 
federal government is asking 
for," Bietz said "I don't think 
students will notice it except 
for a little more attention paid 
to some assessment activi- 

Southern typically only in- 
creases tuition by four to five 
percent each year and will not 
likely be required to report 
these increases, however, they 
will be trying to help students 

cut costs on books 

"We're looking at ways to 
try to litigate [textbook pric- 
es]," said Marc Grundy, asso- 
ciate vice president. "One of 
the ways is by asking our pro- 
fessors to choose book options 
that are going to be cheaper 
for our students." 

Additional money will 
likely be freed up for students 
from middle-class and lower- 
income families with the in- 
crease in Pell Grant scholar- 

"There seems to be a con- 
certed effort by Congress to 
increase the Pell Grants, which 
we definitely cheer because 
thafs money that goes from 
the government to helping 
students pay the bill," Grundy 
said. "We're going to go after 
that money for our students, 
but it's just unfortunate that 
every new program that [the 
government] institutes causes 
us a lot of work." 

Most students are unaware 
of the implications of the new 
bill, but seem to feel positively 
about it; - 

"It sounds like agreatidea," 
said Tina Matandiko, a fresh- 
man nursing major. "But Ad- 
ventists have a different way 
of doing things so it probably 
won't affect us that much." 

Emily Fisher, a sopho- 
more nursing major, said she 
thought it was very practical 
to communicate with stu- 
dents and to make education 
more available [regarding Pell 



Vie Student Voice Since 1926 


Thursday, Sepiember 18, 2008 

Monika Bliss 















"Recruiting Volkswagen" convocation 

Ashley Cheney 

Staff Writtr 

Chattanoogans anticipate 
the development and opening 
of the new Volkswagen plant 
coming to the Tennessee Val- 
ley, but wonder, "Why Chatta- 

Trevor Hamilton, vice 
president for Economic Devel- 
opment for the Chattanooga 
Chamber of Commerce, pro- 
vided answers during the Sept. 
5 convocation for the School of 
Business & Management. 

In an hour-long presenta- 
tion, Hamilton shared the 
timeline for the Volkswagen 
project, starting with Chat- 
tanooga's own economic re- 
structuring. He also discussed 
Chattanooga's campaigning 
for the location of the new 
Volkswagen production plant. 
Other unnamed locations con- 
sidered by Volkswagen were in 
Alabama and Mississippi. For 

Chattanooga, he said, the En- 
terprise South business park 
was a prime location. 

The approximate 6,000 
acres on Bonny Oaks was for- 
merly a volunteer army am- 
munitions plant, but has long 
since been empty and over- 
grown. When Volkswagen 
representatives visited in May 
to look at the site, they had 
difficulty seeing the potential 
through the trees. In an effort 
to show their commitment to 
the Volkswagen project, the 
Chamber of Commerce began 
dealing and leveling land on 
May 16. 

Volkswagen reps returned 
in June to see the tremendous 
progress made on the Enter- 
prise South site. From June 
to July there were additional 
requests and communication 
between Volkswagen reps and 
Chattanooga officials. On July 

15, Volkswagen announced 
Chattanooga as the home of 
Volkswagen America. 

Hamilton also mentioned 
that approximately 2,000 jobs 
will be introduced into the 
Chattanooga job market from 
the plant itself, with the possi- 
bility of 10,000 more through' 
outside suppliers. 

"The jobs there will range 
from executive, accounting, 
etc, office administration jobs, 
engineering, and of course, 
hi-tech assembly jobs. Also, 
there could be opportunities 
for internships, etc.," said Dr 
Ben Wygal, assistant to the 
President at Southern. 

Although Volkswagen plans 
to have the plant built in two 
years with the first vehicle 
rolling off production lines in 
early 2011, watch the Web site 
for opportunities to apply. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

sioners to restart the recycling , 
program in the city, and take 
other sustainability measures. 

green," was written by Joy Mc- 
Kee, Southern's corporate and 
foundation relations and vol- 
unteer liaison. The proposed 
plan was passed by Southern's 
cabinet and Ad council, and a 
new sustainability committee 
was formed, McKee said. She 
added that the 12 step strate- 
gic plan was taken from a plan 
outlined by The Institute for 
Sustainable Energy at Eastern 
Connecticut State University. 

Although all 12 steps are 
being worked on, this year, the 
committee's focus is on reduc- 
ing the volume of solid waste 
on campus, McKee said. 

McKee is also working with 
the Collegedale city commis- 

M The main goal 

[of the club] is 

to have recycling 

bins all over 
campus by Earth 

-Megan Sutherland 

In addition to the new com- 
mittee, The Green Initiative 
Club was also stalled this se- 
mester. "The main goal [of the 
club] is to have recycling bins 
all over campus by Earth Day," 
said Megan Sutherland, club 
vice president and sophomore 
nonprofit administration and 
development major. 

Sutherland said that the 

club, which currently has 70 
members, plans to educate 
about the environment and 
raise awareness by getting t- 
shirts made out of recycled 
bottles, and by picking an en- 
vironmental issue every month 
to educate students about. 

There are many students 
and faculty on campus who 
are concerned about recycling, 
Baasch said. "My goal is to 
build education. A lot of peo- 
ple just don't know what to do 
with recycling," he added. 

Angel Kiele, a sophomore 
graphic design major, espe- 
cially appreciates the efforts 
the school is taking to recycle. 
She said, "Coming from Alaska 
where most people don't recy- 
cle, I think if s cool to come to 
a place where I won'thave to 
go out of my way to do that " 

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Students racing for a cure 



Sunday Sept. 28 marks the 
9th annual Susan G. Komen 
Race for the Cure and many 
Southern students and faculty 
members are participating. 

"1 love to run and I might as 
well help someone while doing 
it," said Emily Ford, a senior 
fine arts major. 

One team, organized by 
PE professor Bob Benge, and 
many other individual faculty 
and staff will join the event 
that includes a 5K competi- 
tive race, 5K run and fitness 
walk and a l-mile fun run and 
walk starting at the University 
of Tennessee at Chattanooga 
McKenzie Arena. 

"I don't do it because 1 en- 
joy it, necessarily, but I think 
if s a good cause," said Denise 
Childs, professor in the School 
of Journalism & Communica- 
tion, whose aunt is battling the 
disease. "When you're done, 
you're hot, sweaty and sun- 
burned, but you feel good" 

The Susan G. Komen Breast 
Cancer Foundation lias been 
raising money for breast can- 
\ cer research since 1982, after 
the founder, Nancy G. Blink- 
er, lost her sister Susan to 
I breast cancer. Since then, the 
■ foundation has been working 
I to fight this disease by host- 
I ing fundraising events such as 
I the Race for the Cure, allowing 
I them to raise over $1.8 million 

since 2000. 

Without a cure for breast 
cancer one in eight women 
will be diagnosed yearly in the 
U.S., and around the world, 
10 million could die over the 
next 25 years, according to the 

Many participants in this 
event are involved because 
they want to honor the life of 
a loved one or a friend ' 

^6 I'm running in 
the race because 
it's exciting to be 
part of an event 
that can really 
change people's 

-I$izabeth Underwood 

"I'm running in the race be- 
cause it's exciting to be part of 
an event that can really change 
people's lives," said Elizabeth 
Underwood, a junior nursing 
major whose grandmother 
had breast cancer. 

Being involved in the Race 
for the Cure does not just 
mean running the 5K. The Su- 
san G. Komen Breast Cancer 
Foundation also needs volun- 
teers for the day of the race. 
For more information about 
volunteering, entry fees, and 
how to register for this event, 
go to www.ChattanoogaRace- 


Continued from Pg. 1 

added that most of the rooms 
can seat six to eight people, 
and one of the study rooms 
can seat ten. 

Students can make reserva- 
tions for a study room online 
by going to library.southern. , 
edu, and clicking on the study 
room reservations link in the 
lower left hand comer, said 
Frank Di Memmo, media 

Danika Ouzounian, a fresh- 
men math and physics for 
secondary education major, 
appreciates the changes. "The 
studyrooms are useful because 
you can work in groups on 
projects and don't have to be 
quiet in the library," she said. 

Photo By Emily Kay 

Allana Westermeyer (left), Krystle Haugen (center back), 
Kristi Horn (right) study in the newly remodeled library. 

"It makes studying great." 

There are also plans to 
start a "knowledge com- 
mons" on the first floor, 
Mocnik said. Exhibits such as 
art displays, bell choirs and 

lecturers are planned to be 
featured in this area. Moc- 
nik added, "Creative noise 
is welcome." 

New class 

Continued from Pg. 1 

goodexperience,"hesaid. "I've 
made a lot of new friends." 

Professors use the same 
basic material in teaching 
study skills, but curriculum 
focusing on a specific major 
is unique to each department. 
Students also participate in ac- 
tivities related to their majors, 
such as visiting museums .hos- 
pitals or ever building a robot. 

Students who haven't de- 
clared a major are grouped 
in a class that allows them to 
explore their talents and op- 
tions. If a student decides to 

change majors, they do not 
change classes. The skills they 
are learning are transferable 
to any major, said Klischies. 

While some first time stu- 
dents think the class is valu- 
able, others feel differently. 
Kaleb Leeper, a freshman 
general studies major, was un- 
sure about the class. "1 guess 
it's good if you're really timid 
coming into college, but I think 
it should be optional." 

Administrators hope the 
class will boost retention rates . 
About 30% of freshman do 
not return to Southern in the 
fall for their sophomore year, 
said Volker Henning, associ- 

ate vice president of academic 

Southern has been work- 
ing toward creating this class 
for at least five years, Henning 
said. Administrators will con- 
tinue to assess and analyze the 
program, and will evolve it to 
fit the needs of students . 

For students who feel their 
Southern Connections class 
is npt .beneficial, Henning 
advises, "Go to the class and 
see what you can learn. See 
what gems you can pick up. 
There will be things of interest 
and use for every student in 
the class." 

Artist comes to Southern 

Ejdly Young 

"• Lori-Gene, an artist whose 
;workhas been featured across 
■the United States, in Europe, 
•Scandinavia and Central Asia, 

will be presenting her per- 
ubrmance art Sept. 25 at 7:30 

p.m. in Ackerman Auditorium. 

She will illustrate the music of 

Peter Cooper and other mu- 

^Jticians with graphite as they 
perform. Convocation credit 
will be given. 

She emphasized that her 
show will be unique from what 
Southern normally offers for 

B "I don't think anything I 
can say can come close to the 
impact of watching this art- 
work being created," she said. 
The idea of the performance 

is not about producing a great 
work of art. If 5 a response to 
the music." 

Giselle Hasel, an assistant 
professor of the School of Vi- 
sual Art and Design arranged 
for her to perform at Southern 
after seeing her artwork on 
display. She was captured by 
the way that Lori-Gene con^- 
nected music and art. 

"Lori-Gene has focused on 
giving sound and music a vi- 
sual form," Hasel said. "Every 
art piece carries with it a mes- 
sage, and Lori-Gene' s message 
is that one can truly engage in 
classical music." 

Her artwork can also be 
seen on display at the Brock 
Hall Gallery on the second 
floor of Brpck Hall from Sept. 
18 to Oct. 31. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

during the last presidential 
election. Statistics from the 
U.S. Census Bureau revealed 
that less than half of citizens 
age 18 to 24 voted in the 2004 
presidential election. 

To make sure that students 
get involved and vote, the His- 
tory Club has been conducting 
a voter registration drive on 
campus. "We want to promote 
civic mindedness and com- 
munity involvement. If s part 
of our departmental mission," 
said Ben McArthur, history 
department chair. 

The club had a booth set up 
at the organizational showcase 
at the beginning of the school 
year, as well as in the cafeteria 

line Thursday after convoca- 
tion, where students could 
register to vote. Students that 
are not from Tennessee can 
also register to vote in Hamil- 
ton County. 

Sophomore mass communi- 
cation major Angela McPher- 
son from Indiana registered 
with the history club. She said 
that the process was incred- 
ibly easy. It took her five min- 
utes to fill out the half-page 
form. "The worst part was re- 
membering my address at the 
dorm," she added. 

Instead of going to town 
to get registered, junior mass 
communication major and 
Tennessee resident Emily 
Young also chose to register 
with the History Club. "It was 
very convenient to have it all 
right there," she said 

Ryan Thurber, History Club 
officer and junior history ma- 
jor, said that nearly 100 stu- 
dents have already registered 
through the club. 

Students who have not yet 
registered for voting still have 
a chance to do so. The History 
Club will have the registra- 
tion booth set up every day 
next week by the cafeteria line 
during lunch. People unable 
to stop by the booth at those 
times can also pick up a reg- 
istration form in the history 

Finally, watch for post- 
ers around campus as several 
clubs such as the Democratic 
Club and the History Club are 
planning parties on election 



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sleep-inducing lunch, many dples out on tttetr own evan- with H, Father In Desu* more item t0 toeir busy ^ 

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activity. Their waking hours 
are consumed by classes, labs, 
studying, working, serving 
and when time (or conscience) 
allows: sports, eating, socializ- 
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cising. On Monday, eyes roll 

Sunday becomes another glo 
rifled homework session, last- 
ing late into the night. Indeed, 
Southern students are craving 
more sleep. But is that their 

the people. And they do. They 
work hard and achieve much 
success. Later, upon return- 
ing to Jesus, they are eager 
to share with Him what they 

trial In communion with approach is one of their down- 
God He could unburden the falls. While communion with 
sorrows that were crushing God may not miraculously 
Him Here He found comfort provide more time to sleep, it 
andjoy ." is the key to finding true rest. 
There are many students at Jesus' invitation remains the 
Southern who seem to have same today: come and rest 

forgotten this truth. They are 
like ants caught in a perpetual 
summer, continuously busy, 


"When every other voice is 
hushed, and in quietness we 

solution? Many appear to be- had experienced and taught 

lieve so, but there is, in fact, a Jesus, in His infinite wisdom 

betterone. calmlysays,"Comewithmeby 

The key can be found on yourselves to a quiet place and 

their very campus. Books on get some rest," (verse 31). This „.,,,. 

Christian^ and spirituality invitation was born of years of preparing for a winter that will wart be ore Hun, the silence 

cising. On Monday, eyes roll ^ in abundant supply. Ellen experience. At marry points never come. They need a re- the soul makes more distinct 

with a long sigh as the school white's writings practically during His ministry, it was spite from their constant achv- the voice of God. He bids us, 

week begins. By Friday, one spi n off the library's shelves, necessary for Jesus to pray ity. Even those who are busy Be still and know that I am 

mav overhear hearty prayers Most importantly, the Word throughout the night or get doing God's work need rest, God. Ps. 40.10. Here alone 

of thanks for the coming Sab- of God is very present in little up early in the morning to go for they are just that: busy, can true rest be round. It 

bath. They relish sleeping in black books that say "Holy Bi- and walk with God. For a man Jesus could have spent more Southern learns to accept His 

the next morning, so much ble" on the front The solution whose days were filled with time in much needed sleep, invitation, they will discover 

so that it seems many acci- is right in front of them and it teaching, preaching, healing, but He realized that "through true rest, 

dentiy miss Sabbath school goes something like tliis. traveling and caring for His continual communion He re- Who needs CI «■ 

and barely make it to church. At one point during His lost sheep, it was vital to spend ceived life from God 

.That; eveniSg,,, after, a laige, ... ministry, Jesus sends His dis- time in solemn communion ever, too many 


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Opinion Editor 

iPods and the lottery: Is voting for losers? 

Sarah Hayhoe 

Qpimion FnrroH — 

"Elections are often a choice 
between a punch in the face or 
a kick in the pants," said Mat- 
thew Turk, a senior marketing 
major. "But, I don't think any- 
one has the right to complain 
about the outcomes if they re- 
fuse to participate." 

Four years ago, as a fresh- 
man sitting in speech class, I 
discovered my right to vote. 
When. Professor Stephen Ruf 
assigned persuasive speeches, 
I crafted an argument for Ap- 
ple computers on my iBook 
G4, while more than one of 
my classmates decided to tell 
us why we should vote. I don't 
remember their arguments, 
but I did register and mail 
in my absentee ballot. Apart 
from the satisfaction of doing 
my civic duty and feeling like 
a mature 18-year-old, it was a 
bland experience, perhaps es- 
pecially in retrospect. Maybe 
if I had to fight for my right to 
vote it would have been sweet- 
er, but the days of Mrs . Antho- 
ny and Mrs. Stanton are gone. 
And our generation hasn't had 

to fight for much of anything 
except cafeteria menus and 
fashion statements. Still, we 
have this constitutional right 
charged with a call-to-action, 
and along with it comes the 
questions of "what is" and 
"what ought to be." 

Economists offer an an- 
swer to the first question. Ac- 
cording to Stephen D. Levitt, 
professor of economics at the 
University of Chicago, voting 
does not rationally make sense 
for the individual. In the 2005 
New York Times article "Why 
Vote?" Levitt compares voting 
to the lottery. The chances of 
your vote or my vote affecting 
the outcome of the November 
election are extremely slim. 
After all, in the last century 
only one Congressional elec- 
tion was decided by a single 
vote. It was a race in Buffalo 
in 1910. Yet Americans vote 
in the millions. And, on aver- 
age, even more turn out for 
the presidential elections. So 
what's the point? Why do we 
vote? Levitt offers three pos- 

1. "Perhaps we are just 
not very bright and therefore 
wrongly believe that bur votes 

will affect the outcome." 

2. "Perhaps we vote in the 
same spirit in which we buy 
lottery tickets. After all, your 
chances of winning a lottery 
and of affecting an election are 
pretty similar. From a finan- 
cial perspective, playing the 
lottery is a bad investment. 
But ifs fun and relatively 

cheap: for the price of a ticket, 
you buy the right to fantasize 
how you' d spend the winnings 
- much as you get to fantasize 
that your vote will have some 
impact on policy." 

3. "Perhaps we have been 
socialized into the voting-as- 
civic-duty idea, believing that 
it's a good thing for society 
if people vote, even if if s not 
particularly good for the indi- 

vidual. And thus we feel guilty 
for not voting." 

A key word here is "indi- 
vidual." What is futile for the 
lone citizen is significant for 
society. Electoral college or 
not, we live under a democrat- 
ic republic where someone has 
to vote. So, now we get to die 
"what ought to be" question, 
or how do we make our votes 

Approximately two-thirds 
of New York University stu- 
dents surveyed last year, said 
they would exchange their vote 
in the upcoming presidential 
election for a free ride at NYU 
where tuition runs twice as 
high as at SAU. Although we 
can now acknowledge the eco- 
nomic savvy of that choice, it 
lacks the ethical hoods pa we' re 
looking for. Worse yet, 50 per- 
cent said they would make the 
trade for an iPod Touch. 

Our votes matter most on 
the local scale (as opposed to 
the presidential). Yet we likely 
know less about local issues 
and forms of government than 
what national candidates pay 
millions to broadcast on CNN. 
This is a problem. We need to 
identify our sphere of influ- 

ence. As Southern students, 
this comes closer than city 

Last week, 736 of us cast 
ballots for SA senators. Forty- 
one candidates ran for 31 po- 
sitions. These senators have a 
significant spending budget at 
their disposal. 

Like Turk said, we forfeit 
the right to complain when we 
refuse to participate in change. 
This attitude is a social real- 
ity and is understandable not 
only in presidential elections, 
but more so in situations with- 
in our spheres of influence. If 
we carry this logic to its natu- 
ral end, it means only 736 of 
us have the right to complain 
about university policy and 
SA expenditures for the 2008- 
2009 school year. To redeem 
your right, be aware of how 
to make a difference through 
your senators who meet bi- 
weekly iriithe White Oak'^Som 
of Thatcher South. Executive 
Vice President Lirther Whiting 
informs me that all students 
are welcome to attend. I f you 
opt out, then suck it up, cup- 
cake, and have a great year. 

Have Southern men turned in their armor for halos? 

Matthew Hermann 


Since 1892, young men and 
women have come to Southern 
to be educated, make friends 
and maybe take a relationship 
to the next level. However, 
there is no question (espe- 
cially for females) that the dat- 
ing scene at SAU has been in a 
relative state of decline. Lef s 
just get to the point— where 
have all the men gone? From 
a male student's perspective, 
I will give you an answer that 
may be hard to swallow, but 
true in every respect. 

A man's mind is complex, 
yet so simple. Dopamine, the 
chemical that gives us the sen- 
sation that we are "in love," is 
what rocks our brains when 
we go on a date or have that 

first kiss. Dopamine recep- 
tors can also be stimulated 
when we listen to music or 
play basketball. It is nature's 
way of giving us satisfaction. 
For millennia, dopamine re- 
ceptors have been responses 
for legitimate and honorable 
activities like asking a woman 
to dinner. However, new kids 
on the block are encroaching 
on the same receptors, threat- 
ening the very drive that will 
land you a hot date. 

Unfortunately, many com- 
puter-based forms of enter- 
tainment like video games and 
pornography are rendering 
dating obsolete. Dopamine, 
that special chemical, gets re- 
leased in massive quantities 
when men game for hours 
on end. Like any drug, men 

must play more and more to 
get the same high. Since the 
brain has only a fixed number 
of dopamine receptors, there 
is scarcity. Women must now 
compete with the intimate re- 
lationships men have had with 
their video games since they 
were ten. That's not all; many 
women may never even get a 
chance to compete. Too many 
Saturday nights have I walked 
around Talge seeing the same 
blue haze in every other guy's 
window. Some men never 
leave their dorm rooms be- 
cause they are so infatuated 
with their games. This, in turn, 
has caused confusion amongst 
the female population as to 
where the men have gone. 

While some ladies may be 
depressed to hear this horrible 

news, it gets worse. Video 
games are here to stay because 
as men play them more, they 
become less dateable. First, 
video games are always willing 
to give men their fix. Never 
on a date could a man ask the 
woman if he can reload the 
scenario due to the date go- 
ing sour. Second, men who 
become addicted to video 
games will, if they choose to 
date, experience a withdrawal 
of quantities of dopamine that 
women cannot give. The result 
is extreme irritability and an 
unstable relationship. LasUy, 
video games create a physique 
in a man that is unattractive. 
I mean, excessive gaming has 
never produced muscular, 
athletic men. Unfortunately, 
you may experience 

a depressed attraction to men 
as they play video games more 
and more. 

Southern, once an oasis for 
Adventist young people to find 
arespectable man has nowbe- 
come socially segregatedbased 
on gender. Many would-be 
honorable men have been re- 
duced to addicts hooked on 
their technology. This makes 
the demand for dateable men 
high and the supply danger- 
ously low, a scenario which 
could even force women to ask 
men on dates, orworse. I have 
no solution except to ask men 
one and all to spend more time 
outside the gaming world. In 
that way, women could even- 
tually meet the knights in 
shining armor they've always 
hoped for. 




Rachel Hopkins 
Lifestyles Editor 


you think you know about your geography 

dpkins prettygoodatgeography.Ican, hear about, but also to learn at million people according WT 

ono. at the very least, tell you what least a little about every coun- to a 2006 census. 

continent a country is on, and try in the world! And here's Size: 105,792 sq. ■ 

id but true fact: I've three out of five hmes. I'll win the best part. I'm taking you miles. 1 

It's a sad but true fact: I've 
never been out of the county. 
All right, that's not entirely 
true. I have been to Canada 
and Puerto Rico; but Puerto 
Rico is a U.S. commonwealth, 
so that hardly seems to count. 
And you'd think that since I've 
spent so much time in this 
country, I would have been 
to all 50 states by now. Nope, 
haven't done that either. But 
believe it or not, in spite of the 
obvious travel deficiency that 
seems to exist in my life, I'm 

prettygoodatgeography.I can, 
at the very least, tell you what 
continent a country is on, and 
three out of five times, I'll win 
the game of Name-That-U.S. 
Capitol. However, my hopes of 
ever winning a geography bee 
were dashed during the recent 
Beijing Olympics. There were 
countries competing that I had 
never heard of in my 22 years 
of existence. Tuvalu? Eritrea? 
Gabon? Where have these 
countries been all my life? I 
realized that my education 
regarding foreign countries 
could not end in high school. 
I am committed not only to 

hear about, but also to learn at 
least a Tittle about every coun- 
try in the world! And here's 
the best part. I'm taking you 
with me on this exciting world 
tour of knowledge! Just call 
me Carmen Sandiago. I'll try 
to enlighten you on a country 
I haven't heard of at least once 
a month. Who needs Adventist 
Colleges Abroad when you've 
got the lifestyles page? 

Country: Burkina Faso 

Capitol: Ouagadougou (no 
typos necessary) 

Location: Landlocked in 
Western Africa 

Population: Just over 13.6 

million people according 
to a 2006 census. 
Size: 105,792 

Why Visit: With 
events like the Pan-Af- 
rican Cinema and Tele- 
vision Festival of Oua- 
gadougou (held during 
odd numbered years), 
the International Arts 
and Crafts Show of Oua- 
gadougou (held even 
years), the International 
Festival of the Theater 
and the Puppets of Ouagadou- 
gou, you would hardly have 
time to be bored 

zinfo about Burkina Faso 

check out burkinaembassy^usa. 

Inglish on Englishing your way through school 

Chelsea Ingush 


"Some people have a way 
with words, and other people 
not have way." -Steve Mar- 

Steve is right. There are 
those who seem to never stam- 
mer or hesitate. They never 
find themselves in a situation 
where they are at a loss for 
words. They use six-syllable 
words you've never even heard 
of in everyday conversation. 
Try not to hate them, but don't 
feel inferior to them either; 

simply chuckle and change the 
subject , then look up the word 

Then there are those of 
us who, according to Steve, 
"not have way." We sprinkle 
our conversations with "you 
know..." and "what's the word 
I'm looking for..." which leads 
the other person to awkwardly 
try to help us figure out what 
we're talking about. 

But people have discovered 
a way to compensate for our 
failure to grasp our native lan- 
guage—make up new words. 

Or rather, make eveiything 
into a verb. I'm guilty of it 
myself. In church I complain 
that the speaker isn't "mic- 
ed," I "text" during class and I 
always "Google" words I don't 

But really, how far are we 
going to take this? "Yeah, I 
convocationed today, but I was 
totally late-ing again, so I car- 
ed over there." Or how about, 
"I can't pizza now, I'm term- 
papering." You might think 
this is clever, and perhaps it is , 
but intelligent it is not. 

I would submit that we stop 
trying to reinvent the English 
language to meet our meager 
mastery. It isn't necessary to 
speak like Winston Churchill, 
or Martin Luther King, Jr., 
both of whom commanded the 
English language to soar with 
their thoughts, and fixed their 
quotes in the pages of our his- 
tory books. For those of us 
with less verbal talent, keep it 

I'm not suggesting that we 
never indulge in the linguistic 
shorthand of turning nouns 

into verbs. But we shouldn't 
loose ourability to buildproper 
sentences and paragraphs. As 
speakers of English, we should 
strive to, well, speak English. 
So, from time to time, prac- 
tice! Expand your vocabulary, 
make yourself clear, and throw 
a well-turned phrase into your 
writing. Don't be like Bucky 
the Cat, from the comic ship 
"Get Fuzzy," who proclaims 
that "You can wordify any- 
thing, if you just verb it!" 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

Antique Car National 

Cleveland, TN (Bradley 
County Courthouse Square, 
355 0coeeSt.) 
Friday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. 

423-559-0836 for more de- 
tails or 

Rock City's Enchanted 

Rock City Gardens, Lookout 


Open Saturdays until 10 p.m., 

Sunday - Noon to 8 p.m. 

$9 until 6 p.m., $10 after 

Chattanooga Rally For 

South end of Walnut Street 
Bridge, Chattanooga 
Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:20 p.m. 

Join parents, college andhigh 
school students and peace 
lovers as they walk with signs 
(optional) across the bridge to 
Coolidge Park. 

The Chattanooga Rally for 
Peace Facebook site, chatta- or call 
Erica Tuggle at 991-9955 

Road to Freedom: Photo- 
graphs of the Civil Rights 

High Museum of Art, Atlanta 
Open Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m. 
$15 for students, 17 and under 

Atlanta Braves vs. Mets 

Turner Field, Atlanta 
Sunday, Sept. 21 at 1:35 p.m. 
Tickets start at $6 

Get Your (jXZZT\ On 

Vexation: Wasting Pa- 
per. Those poor trees... 

Solution: There are 
probably a million, but this 
week's is to print your as- 
signments or papers using 
both sides of the page. 

Check with your teachers 
to see if you can turn your 

work in this way. There are 
many who won't mind at 
all, and if they do have a 
problem with it, ask them 
why they hate the environ- 
ment so much. That might 

Clarification: This is a 
really simple step to literal- 
ly cut your paper consump- 
tion by up to 50 percent. 
Pretty impressive, huh? 
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Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

Phelps goes 8 for 8 in 2008 

Davis Wallis 

For years now many peo- 
ple have been anticipating 
the 2008 Summer Olympics, 
and in August they finally ar- 
rived. There were many ques- 
tions leading up to the sum- 
mer games. Could Michael 
Phelps surpass Mark Spitz's 7 
gold medals in one Olympic 
year and become the greatest 
Olympian ever? 

Phelps was able to put all 
doubt to rest as he captured 
an Olympic record eight gold 
medals in 200m free, loom fly, 
200m fly, 200m IM, 400m IM, 
4x100m free relay, 4x200m 
free relay, and 4x100m med- 
ley relay. He broke the world 
record in four of his five indi- 
vidual swims and three world 
records in the relays. Not only 
did he exceed Mark Spitz' s 36- 
year-old record of winning 7 
gold medals in a single Olym- 
pic year; but this gives him 14 
career gold medals, which is 
also another Olympic record. 


Michael Phelps reacts after winning the gold medal in the men's 100- 
meter butterfly final during the swimming competitions in the National 
Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. 

For the most part, Michael 
Phelps had commanding leads 
and won with ease except in 
the 4x100m freestyle, where 
teammate Jason Lezak made a 
triumphant comeback to keep 
Phelps' hopes for 'eight gold 
medals alive. Inthe loom but- 
terfly Michael Phelps was able 
to stretch out Serbia's Milorad 
Cavicbyo.lofasecond Some 

people may say that Phelps is 
now the greatest Olympian 
ever; others go as far as the 
greatest athlete ever. I guess 
there is only one question left 
to ask after an astonishing 
performance like this. What is 
he going to do for an encore in 
2012 in London? 

Everybody scores ... We Get The Runs 

Zack Livingston 

Spnars Fnrrrtg 

The heat is cooling and 
the leaves are falling around 
Southern's campus and that 
could only mean one thing. 

Despite the rained out sea- 
son opener, intramural soft- 
ball is going strong. Team didn't crumble under pres- 
Shazam and team We Get The sure and they proved that they 
Runs faced off Wednesday aren't talking about diarrhea 

ting them up 11-10. 

"We really didn't make any 
fielding errors, " said Kenny 
Turpen, Shazam shortstop. 
"We just didn't hit our pitch- 
es and swing a level bat and 
that' s how the cookie crumbles 
sometimes." " 

Team We Get The Runs 

If your team wants to be in- 
cluded in defeating them make 
sure you have some Pepto-Bi- 
somol handy on game night or 
you can take the loss and find 
. the nearest restroom. 

Athletic politicking 

Zack Livingston 

Since the beginning of pres- 
idential history, candidates 
have always attempted to por- 
tray themselves as physically 
superior or equal in light to 
their opponent. No candidate 
wants to look inferior to their 
opponent in any way, shape or 
form. Last election we heard 
Sen. John Kerry emphasize 
his Purple Heart history, while 
George Bush secretly stood on 
stools during the debates, to 
match Sen. Kerry s height. 

Besides war and foreign 
policy experience, sports and 
athletic resumes have also 
been a medium for candidates 
to compare. Regardless of 
who is the better candidate, 
overall the more macho one 
feels superior. 

Few realize that many of 
our presidents started out as 
popular athletic figures before 
they dived into politics. Dem- 
ocratic presidential candidate 
Baraek Obama was number 
23 at Hawaii's Punahou High 
School, long before Michael 

Jordan made that number y 0ur repertoire as a presiden- 
famous. He was nicknamed na j candidate. With all the 
"Barry O'Bomber" for his ex- irrelevant information flying 
plosive jump shot. Republican around about our candidates, 
presidential candidate John ; t actually fits right in. Lets 
McCain, not too active now, f, e honest, we'll be impressed 
was known for his dominant ;f obama goes from the free- 
skills on his high school wres- throw line for a dunk, or Mc- 
tling team. Cain pins Hulk Hogan to the 

From Theodore Roosevelt's ground, however, thats not 
Rough Rider reputation as a . wri y we 'U v ote for them. 

boxing champion in Jame- 
stown to Ronald Reagan's 
football character portrayed 
in his movies, playing the jock 
card seems to have always 
been a preference in forming 
a president's image Although 
the effort is appreciated, does 
it really have an effect on 
younger voters? 

"I think that's a pretty shal- 
low route to voting," said Eric 
Nietezl, freshmen biology ma- 
jor. " I'm more interested in 
their underlying morals rather 
than their wartime heroics or 

McCain has visited with 
sports figures such as Lance 
Armstrong and New York 
Yankees manager Joe Girardi 
in an attempt to identify with 
and emphasize a common 
ground between himself and 
a younger more athletic ori- 
ented generation of. voters. 
While Obama visited troops 
in Kuwait he also decided to 
show his skills by burying a 
three pointer on the court for 
the crowd. 

Spoils and athleticism are 
always a good trait to add to 

when they shout their victory- 
slogan and team name. . . we get 
the runs. 

"Our defense stalled off a 
little rough," said Brandon 
Todd of We Get The Runs, 

night displaying exactly why 
Southern Softball is far from 

It was a hard fought match 
with sliding scores, cheer- 
ing fans, and diving catches. 

Shazam controlled the major- "but we pulled enough 11 
ity of the game but didn't have 1 together to get the job done." 
enough hicks up then- gloves Even though thefve only 
to win it all. The score was tied played three games only one 
until Tanner Brogan of We Get or her team has been success- 
The Runs, made the game- fjj i n stopping We Get The 
winning hit to drive Brandon Runs, from getting the runs 
Todd to the home plate put- ne eded to win. 








Black Christian Union 
Praise Team | is looking for 
skilled and talented musi- 
cians that would enjoy play- 
ing gospel, contemporary 
worship, and hymn music at 
Vespers, Adoration and BCU 
church services. All instru- 
ments are welcome, especially 
keyboards, drums/percussion, 
guitars, horns, strings and 
winds Please contact Reese 
Godwin (Praise Team Leader) 
if interested. 

Food Drive] Now through 
Nov. 21, Psi Chi will be host- 
ing a food drive to benefit 
the Samaritan Center. Six 
donation bins are, located 
throughout campus in Talge, 
Thatcher, Thatcher South, the 
Village Market, the Cafeteria 
and in Summerour. Dona- 
tions will benefit families in 
need throughout the holiday 
season. What better way to 
help use up those extra dollars 
on jyour meal plan before the 
end of the semester? Please 
be gracious and donate a few 
non-perishable food items be- 
tween now and Nov. 21 and 
help make someone's holiday 
season a little happier. 

Prayer Groups | 7:15 
a.m. M-F near the flag pole; 
12:00 p.m. M W F in the Stu- 
dent Center seminar room; 
5:00 p.m. M-F at the foun- 
tain between Hackman and 
the library. 

Sunbelt Cohutta Springs 
Triathlon' The 25th Annual 
Sunbelt Cohutta Springs Tri- 
athlon will take place on Oct. 
5 at Cohutta Springs Confer- 
ence Center. For fuither de- 
tails visit the Web site: http: // 
Applications are available 
online or you can register at Un- 
der 24 years of age is $30 for 
individuals and $60 for re- 
■klay teams until Sept. 22 and 
™ $45 for individuals and $75 
for relay teams until Sept. 20. 
For registration information 
contact Kari Shultz, Director 
of Student Life & Activities. 
For general race information 
contact Bob Benge in lies P.E. 
Center. There is race day regis- 

] Upcoming events calendar 

September 19 

SM Re-Entry Retreat 

7:45-loa - SA Senate 
Refreshment Day (Prom- 

na-4p - Senior Pictures 
(Student Center) 

7:42p - Sunset 

8p - SEYC Vespers. Ivor 
Myers (lies P.E. Center) 

9:i5-iop - SEYC Booths 
open (lies P.E. Center) 

September 20 

9:30-10:153 - Continen- 
tal Breakfast (Collegedale 
Church Fellowship Hall) 

SEYC Sabbath School- 
Michael Hasel (lies P.E. 

10a - French SS worship 
service (Miller Hall 201) 

10:15a - Saltworks 
Sabbath School (Seminar 

9:75 Sabbath School (Col- 
legedale Church Fellowship 

SMC Sabbath School 
(Gospel Chapel-upstairs) 

Adoration - John Nixon 
(Collegedale Church) 

10:30a - SEYC Worship 
Service- Jay Rosario (lies 

P.E. Center) 

11:30a - Connect (for- 
merly The Third) - Jackie 
James (Collegedale Acad-^ 

SEYC Church (lies P.E. 

11:45a - Renewal - Stu- 
dent Led Worship - John 
Nixon (Collegedale Church) 

i2p - SEYC Booths open 

2p - SEYC Seminar Ses- 
sions (Collegedale Church) 

5p - SEYC Booths open 

7P - SEYC Sabbath Con- 
secration Service-Jay Rosa- 
rio Oles P.E. Center) 

73°P _ Evensong: Or- 
ganist James Bowen (Col- 
legedale Church) 

8p - SEYC Booths open 

9p - Joker Release Party 
(Student Park-Goliath Wall) 

September 21 

5-8p Faculty Recognition 
Riverboat Cruise (Southern 

September 22 

First Day of Autumn 
4P - University 

New Club/Dept. 
Student Organization appli- 
cations due to Student Life 
and Activities 

7p - Employer Panel 
(Brock 333) Convocation 

September 23 


9a-5p - Last day to return 

textbooks with a drop slip 

to Campus Shop 

7 & lop - Residence Hall 

Joint Worship 

September 24 


7:3op -Percussion, Chen 
ZimbaMsta (Ackerman Au- 
ditorium) Convocation 

September 25 

11a - Convocation: Stu- 
dent Association, Gary 
Pavela flies P.E. Center) 

3:30p - Graduate Council 
(Robert Merchant Room) 

7: 30p -Art & Music, Lori- 
Gene & Peter Cooper (Ack- 
erman Auditorium) Convo- 
cation Credit! 

nation but the price is higher. 
View Southern' It's al- 
most time for View Southern 
(Sept. 22-24). We have over 
500 seniors from the South- 
ern Union Academies that will 
be visiting campus for three 
days. Their visit will be jam- 
packed with events and activi- 
ties that are geared towards 
answering the question "Why 
Southern?" We hope you'll 
enjoy seeing the new faces 
around campus and will wel- 
come them with our famous 
Southern hospitality 

News Channel 9, Erlanger 
and Northwestern Mutual Fi- 
nancial Network will be rep- 
resented. Monday, Sept, 22 at 
7pm. in Brock 333. All majors 
welcome. Convocation Credit! 

Employer Panel | Learn 
about the do's and taboo's 
of interviews, resumes and 
dress Local companies such 
as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, 

September 19-Brenan 
Vega, Brittany Jacobson, Ede- 
ly Yepez, Erick Pena, Jacque- 
lyn Wood, Kimmy Barton, Mi- 
chael Morgan, Nikki Johnson, 
Philip Dade 

September 20-Alesia 
Overstreet, Brittanya Netzel, 
Joanna Folkman, Lizbeth Cu- 
ervo, Natalie Almeter 

September 21-Bradley 
Child, Brenda Adeleke, Chase 
Stowell, Edgar Ramirez, Julie 
Lechler, Kristin Welch Mur- 
phy, Lauren Scliilt, Livie Nieb, 

Paula Clarke 

September 22-Char- 
ity Espina, Kati Pettit, Leroy 
Abrahams, Matthew Disbro, 
Michael Sigsworth, Michail 
Gumbs, Sarah Clark, Sarah 
Holloway, Stacy Scott, Tucker 
Coston, Wyntre Robinson 

September 23-Alex San- 
chez, Amy Sorensen, Beth 
Dunbar, Erika Khair, Jose 
Escobar, Kelsey Belcourt, 
Melissa Starks, Sara San- 
tosSeptember 24-Dan- 
iel Wood, Joseph Swaine, 
Natalia Mendez, Rebekah 
Reutebuch, Salina Neuman, 
Terry Evans 

September 25-Darrin 
Djernes, Julie Vincent, Justin 
Spady, Philip Sagadraca, Ra- 
chel Byrd, Steven Dull 


Seeking Female House- 
mate: Looking for a female 
to live with 3 other girls 1 mile 
from Southern. Private room, 
shared bath, wireless Internet, 
cable, dining room, kitchen, 
mud room, living room, porch 
and big back yard $200/mo. 
plus water and utilities. Call 
Melanie at 423-667-7564. 

Concert Tickets: Third 
row tickets to Relient K, Fam- 
ily Force 5, and TobyMac on 
December 6 (Saturday Night)! 
Only ' 4 available. Contact 
Chris for more info (chrislau@ 

Marissa's Bakery: What 
doyou enjoy eating Friday eve- 
ning for supper? Do you starve 
on Sabbath mornings when 
the cafe is closed? How about 
some fresh Banana Bread? 
Delicious Blueberry Muffins? 
Savory Cinnamon Rolls? If so, 
call 916-847-9495, or email 
edu with your order by 4pm 
every Thursday afternoon. 

Rooms for rent: 2 rooms 
for rent for female students. 
Located 7 miles from Colleg- 
edale, 3 miles from Ooltewah. 
Access to kitchen, laundry, 
cable and wireless Internet. 
Quiet home in the country 
with large deck. Available im- 
mediately for $85/week. Call 
Angela Cell: 423-280-3243 
Home: 423-238-1490 

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to sell? 

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Humor Editor 

Southern Beets An Interactive SAU Co mic *1 - Beets" to the Future 

by: Jason Neufcld 

Oh no! What should the beets do? 
Vote before Monday e 



A doctor and a lawyer were 
talking at a party. 

Their conversation was 
constantly interrupted by peo- 
ple describing their ailments 
and asking the doctor for free 
medical advice. 

After an hour of this, the 
exasperated doctor asked the 
lawyer, "What do you do to 
stop people from asking you 
for legal advice when you're 
out of the office?" 

"1 give it to them," replied 
the lawyer, "and then 1 send 
them a bill." 

The doctor was shocked, 
but agreed to give it a try. 

The next day, still feeling 
slightly guilty, the doctor pre- 
pared the bills. 

When he went to place them 
in his mailbox, he found a bill 
from the lawyer. 

Only three doors 

An airline captain was 
breaking in a new blonde 
stewardess. The route they 
were flying had a layover in 
another city. Upon their ar- 
rival, the captain showed the 

stewardess the best place for 
airline personnel to eat, shop 
and stay overnight. 

The next morning, as the pi- 
lot was preparing the crew for 
the day's route, he noticed the 
new stewardess was missing. 
He knew which room she was 
in at the hotel and called her 
up wondering what happened. 
She answered the phone, cry- 
ing, and said she couldn't get 
out of her room. "You can't get 
out of your room?" the captain 
asked, "Why not?" 

The stewardess replied: 
"There are only three doors in 
here," she sobbed, "one is the 
bathroom, one is the closet, 
and one has a sign on it that 
says 'Do Not Disturb'!" 

Great writer 

There was once a young 
man who, in his youth, pro- 
fessed his desire to become a 
great writer. 
. When asked to define 
"great' he said, "I wantto write 
stuff that the whole world will 
read, stuff that people will 
react to on a truly emotional 
level, stuff that will make them 

scream, cry, howl in pain and 

He now works for Micro- 
soft, writing error messages. 

New computer 
viruses on the 

Politically Correct virus: 

Never calls itself a "virus", 
but instead refers to itself as 
an "electronic microorgan- 


AT&T virus: 

Every three minutes it tells 
you what great service you are 
MCI virus: 

Every three minutes it re- 
minds you that you're paying 
too much for the AT&T virus. 
Star Trek virus: 

Invades your system in 
places where no vinos has gone 


Public Television virus: 

Your programs stop every 
few minutes to ask for money. 
Nike virus: 

Just does it. 

Jokes from 


Thursday, September 25, 2008 




Worship to 
change in 


Southern's campus is cur- 
rently undergoing a worship 
revolution. Lynnwood Hall no 
longer hosts Student Mission- 
ary Church (SMC), The Third 
has a new name, and breakfast 
is now served at church for 

Since Aug. 2, SMC and Col- 
legedale Church have joined 
forces, revamped church ser- 
vices, and created Worship 
Renewal. The latest worship 
service maintains SMC's idea 
of a student-led church ser- 
vice on a grander scale at Col- 
legedale ' Church. Connect, 
formerly known as The Third, 
has updated its name, but still 
provides the alternate choice 
for a contemporary worship 

"We are not here to enter- 
tain," said Eddie Cornejo, a 
senior theology major and 
Collegedale Church's student 
worship coordinator. Corne- 
jo reflected on one of Pastor 
Nixon's recent sermons in an 
attempt to explain Worship 
Renewal. , 

"We are not here to please 
the individual worship styles. 

Florida Hospital 
Hall construction 

Jennifer Meyer 

Staff Wpitfit 

Progress on the new nurs- 
ing building, Florida Hospital 
Hall, has been delayed over 
the past few months due to the 

Photo By Hollie Macomber 
Donella Smith and Reese Middleton participate in a water relay during the Joker Release Party. 

Joker Party fuels competitive spirit 

Emily Young 
Mahaginc Editor 

Saturday night more than 
100 students gathered at the 
Goliath Wall and Student 
Park, which were decorated 
like a desert island, for the 
Joker Release Party. 

"I loved the theme," said 
Alise Ionashku, a senior busi- 
ness long-term health care 
major. "It felt really exotic, like 

you were somewhere else." 

The entertainment for the 
party was a series of competi- 
tions. Students signed up for 
groups in advance to compete 
in various games such as a wa- 
ter relay, blindfolded puzzle 
assembly and others. In each 
game the losing team was im- 
mediately eliminated from the 

One of the other games was 

called the gentle joust. The 
tips of giant water noodles 
were dipped in paint and two 
opponents tried to get paint 
on their opponent without get- 
ting painted themselves. 

"There was paint every- 
where and emotions were 
flaring," said Jason Maxie, a 
senior nursing major. Maxie 
enjoyed the event but was dis- 
appointed that the paint was 

lack of availability of contrac- 
tors and bad weather. 

Since the groundbreaking 
in December 2007, some of 
the necessary concrete bases 
on which the foundation is laid 
have been placed. However, 
the same contractor is being 
used for both Florida Hospital 
Hall and the Hulsey Wellness 

Center. The construction on 
the wellness center is current- 
ly a priority. 

In addition, recent heavy 
rains have created large 
amounts of mud on the con- 
struction site, forcing workers 
to wait for the ground to dry 
before work can resume. 

"As soon as the concrete is 

laid and the workers can work 
on top of it, rain will no longer 
be a problem," said Clair Kit- 
son, Plant Services director. 

The ongoing construction 
could potentially cause a park- 
ing problem. Kitson said that 
many building materials will 
need to be stored for an 

Seniors visit 

Emily Kay 
Staff Wrcutjb_ 

ViewSouthern kicked off 
Monday afternoon with the 
arrival of 550 seniors from 
13 different Southern Union 
academies who wanted to see 
Southern's campus. 

This event, which takes al- 
most the entire year to plan 
and costs $45,000, included 
some new activities. Among 
those added were a third Ca- 
reer Connexion and "Play @ 
Southern." According to Van- 
essa Kepper, event coordina- 
tor, these gave the seniors 
an opportunity to see areas 
of campus that they may not 
know exist. 

Career Connexions lets se- 
niors pick which departments 
they want to know more about 
and attend a class in. The de- 
cision to add a third Career 
Connexion was in response to 
surveys, which are given out 
at the end of each ViewSouth- 

"We do a survey and try 
to respond to what the kids 
want," said Jackie James, as- 
sistant director for enroll- 

Also new this year was "Play 
@ Southern," which gave se- 
niors the opportunity to see 
more of the campus and get 
their hands dirty caving, rock 
climbing, swimming and brav- 
ing the high ropes course in 
the student park. 

Tuesday night allowed for 
one more chance to have some 
fun in the gym at "Fall for 
Southern," where seniors sang 
karaoke, rode a mechanical 

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some insight. 


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Art you can hear 

Tiffany Sands 

Srtw: WttlTFB 

Thursday, Sept. 18 marked 
the grand opening of artist 
Lori-Gene's unique art exhibit, 
Color. A Spectrum of Sound, a 
gallery that depicts the move- 
ment of the musicians through 
vivid colors and intense lines. 

"My work combines the 
phenomena of motion, sound 
and sight to create an image of 
the passion that is heard and 
felt through music," Lori-Gene 

Lori-Gene has abackground 
in sculpting, but has become 
fond of classical music, which 
she said she sees art in. Giselle 
Hasel, the gallery coordina- 
tor, invited Lori-Gene to come 
to Southern after witnessing 
her artwork at a showcase at 
Emory University. Hasel felt it 
would be appropriate for Lori- 
Gene to come to Southern be- 
cause of their classical music 
radio station, WSMC, and its 
strong music program. 

Lori-Gene not only depicts 
the movement of musicians, 
but also captures their facial 
expressions as they create 

their masterful sounds. 

The same classical music 
pieces that inspired Lori- 
Gene's collection played sofdy 
as the audience made their 
way around the room. 

"I really like how she used 
lines to express emotions," 
said Heather Dappolonia, a 
sophomore fine arts major. 

Lori-Gene also gave the au- 
dience a personal tour of her 

"Music can be such magic," 
Lori-Gene said, as she worked 
her way around the room dis- 
cussing the stories and mean- 
ings behind some of her favor- 
ite pieces. "My aim is to create 
ment and vision. The aesthetic 
experience of each viewer 
is, thus, unique," she said. 

"The result is something en- 
tirely new- a drawing or paint- 
ing that the viewer can hear as 
well as see." 

Tonight, at 730 in Acker- 
man Auditorium, Lori-Gene 
will be drawing as a music en- 
semble performs. Lori-Gene's 
showcase will be on display on 
the second floor of Brock Hall 
until Oct 31. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

undetermined amount of time 
in the Angelica parking lot, lo- 
cated behind the construction 
site on Industrial Drive. 
Florida Hospital Hall will 

be used as the new nursing 
facility, and when completed, 
is projected to allow South- 
ern to accept 40 percent more 
students into the nursing pro- 
gram over the next few years. 
The building itself will be twice 
the size of Herin Hall, the cur- 
rent nursing building. 


Portrait studio opening tonight 

Katie Hammond 

Mmn FniTrw 


The Student Voice Since 1926 

Vol 64, Issue 3 


day. September 25, 2008 

Monika Bliss 














Laure Chamberlain 

Garrett Nudd, a 2000 
Southern graduate and profes- 
sional wedding photographer, 
is opening a new portrait stu- 
dio today with a come-and-go 
open house from 6 p.m. to 9 

The open house will pro- 
vide a time where people can 
come, talk and look around. 
Nudd said that several down- 
town area merchants are also 
donating prizes, including a 
yoga studio, dress shop and 
gift shop. 

coBBlestone rue, located 
on East Main Street in down- 
town Chattanooga, will offer 
baby, children; family and se- 
nior portrait sessions, as well 
as offering a place where other 
photographers can display 
their work, Nudd said. 

"Our goal for the studio gal- 
lery was to create a place where 
people can come and appreci- 
ate art," Nudd said in an inter- 
view for Columns magazine. 


Courtney Herod, a mass 
communication major with 
a photography emphasis, in- 
terned with Nudd this sum- 
mer, and is excited about the 
studio opening. "I think its 
awesome [the studio open- 
ing], and I love the location," 
he said. 

Nudd is also involved with 
students at Southern, and is 

currently doing a two week in- 
tensive with the digital photog- 
raphy class, said Stephen Ruf, 
associate professor of journal- 
ism and communication. 

In addition to his own work, 
and other photographers in 
the areas, Nudd said that he 
also plans on displaying pho- 
tography work of some South- 
em students. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

bull and enjoyed cotton candy 
and popcorn. 

"I could actually see myself 
at Southern now," said Jenny 
Littell, a 17-year-old from 
Highland Lake Academy. 

While the visiting seniors 
may have enjoyed their time 
at Southern, current students 

did not share their same en- 
thusiasm. "I felt like I had to 
cater, not just to the person 
staying in my room, but just to 
the kids here in general," said 
Jessica Eberly, a sophomore 
math major, "They were ev- 

Of the number of students 
who attend ViewSouthem, on 
average 35 to 45 percent will 
enroll in Southern the follow- 
ing school year. Last year 41 

percent of the students en- 
rolled. Marc Grundy, associate 
vice president of Marketing 
and Enrollment Services, is 
expecting that the percent- 
age will be higher this year 
because of how many of the 
attendees live close by. Kep- 
per said, "[ViewSouthem] is 
a great way to kick off our re- 
cruiting year with the South- 
ern Union." 

Southern Aelsext'St University, 

Thank you for your Incjedlile Support. Your 
generous <S<ft of if8,&843 fuels the movement and 

helps Acjc*o*ip/,sh the mission. You are maflna a 
Jlfferenae In thousands of Ih/eS. Thank you forjol 
ow efforts to ensure. apeaCeful future 

for UaanJa. 

The X. C. Team 


Student Services received 
this card from the Invis- 
ible Children organization 
in August. The note was 
handwritten, thanking the 
student body for their con- 
tributions second semes- 
ter. This includes the race 
downtown, t-shirt sales, 
and other miscellaneous 
donations. I commend you, 
Southern, for realizing the 
need in Uganda and doing 
something about it. 

Monika Bliss 




VM makes student friendly updates 

Carrie Francisco 

The Village Market has 
rearranged products, added 
more international foods and 
Internet in an effort to give the 
store a more contemporary 

The store has heen imple- 
menting a plan to increase 
their space for over a year. Fu- 
ture renovations will include 
new paint and flooring. 

"We want to open the look 
and feel of the store, make 
it a more exciting place to 
shop," said Gary Shockley, the 
store manager of the Village 

The Village Market's in- 
ternational foods section is 
becoming more diversified. 
South America, Israel, the 
Mediterranean, France, Ger- 
many, Asia and India are dif- 
ferent areas of the world where 
their international foods 
come from. 

Bulk foods have been moved 
to aisle three, and there is a 
health and beauty section at 


Photo By Mariin Thorman 
Trisha Moor uses her computer to check her email utilizing the new 
wireless internet in the Village Market. 

the front of the store. Gourmet students don't have to leave 
foods, are also being intra- campus to get what they need, 
duced, and special requests by Another way the Village 
customers are available. Market is helping cater to 

. "The Village Market feels students is through wireless 
so much more open, every- Internet access. Southern 

thing is not in my face," said 
Austin Cole, a sophomore 
theology major. 

The target consumers for 
the Village Market are stu- 
dents. The store wants to make 

has now extended the wire- 
less range of the campus to 
include the Village Market, 
Shockley said. 

"Wireless Internet opens up 
the variety of places for 

sure they meet students' needs eat," said Devin Bates, a soph- 
by selling deli meals to go and omore religious education ma- 
providing everyday items, so jor, "Its cool." 


Continued from Pg. l 

not washable and ruined his 
. favorite John Deere t-shirt. 

The final four teams faced 
I off in an obstacle course, 
' which involved crawling, 
• balancing and finally, slid- 
ing down a soapy tarp. Each 
- member of the winning team, 
■the Little Giants, won a $50 
gift certificate to the Hamilton 
5Place mall. 

The process of signing up 
was confusing for some stu- 
dents, who either did not know 
they needed to sign up or de- 
cided to show up last minute. 
"It would've been nice to be 
able to sign up there because 
I really wanted to play," Ion- 
ashku said. 

The people who participat- 
ed enjoyed it, said BJ Taylor, 
Student Association social 
vice president. He attributes 
the success to the focus being 

taken away from the Joker. 

"I've noticed in past parties 
too much importance was giv- 
en to the Joker," Taylor said. 
"I figure people should come 
to the party to have fun and 
they get their Joker as well." 

Taylor said students should 
expect more great things from 
SA parties in the future. "The 
Welcome Party and the Joker 
Release Party were the prac- 
tice parties, you don't want to 
miss the next one." 

Bed bugs cause evacuation 


Continued from Pg. 1 

Let's start getting rid of labels. 
We are here to bring praise 
and worship to God." 

Duane Schoonard, whom 
' Cornejo refers to as the 
"brains" of the movement, is 
Collegedale Church's spiritual 
development counselor pas- 
tor. She said that the steadily 
diminishing number of youth 
in the church has troubled 
the pastoral staff. Worship 
Renewal encourages students 
to be united through worship 
involvement and feel com- 
fortable calling Collegedale 

Church their church. 

"The biggest struggle has 
been the issue of changing the 
way we've done things here 
forever," said Pastor Schoon- 

With change always comes 
a little opposition. Though 
the entire pastoral staff was 
behind Renewal, they were 
unsure how members would 
accept the revival. 

"Never be afraid to take 
risks. A risk can be your great- 
est blessing," said Nigel T. 
Francois, a junior pastoral 
care major, who facilitates Re- 
newal SMC Sabbath School in 
the Gospel Chapel. 

However, this is not as 
much a Southern take-over as 
it is a joint effort. During Re- 
newal service, both members 
and students are on the plat- 
form giving God their praise. 

Church members have also 
graciously volunteered to pro- 
vide a all-you-can-eat break- 
fast buffet exclusively for SAU 
students in the fellowship 
room at 9:75 Sabbath School. 

"We can see the power of 
unity when we come together 
as the body of Christ— Black, 
White, Asian, Spanish— all 
sorts of nations come together 
making the worship more ful- 
filling," said Francois. 

Due to the recent discov- 
ery of a bed bug infestation 
in the new wing of Talge Hall, 
residents of nine rooms were 
forced to evacuate, so chemi- 
cals could be sprayed to kill 
the bugs. 

On the afternoon of Sept. 
10, Jordan Wagner, a mass 
communication major, said he 
received a call informing him 
that he and his roommate had 
until the next morning to re- 
locate from their room in the 
new wing to a room in the old 
wing, and launder all of their 
clothing and linens. It took 
them until about 2:30 a.m. to 
finish the move, Wagner said. 

Besides the lack of sleep 
there were other problems. 

"I was trying to work on 
three assignments that were 
due the next day and that 
didn't get done," Wagner said. 

However, some of the 
problems were more difficult 
to relieve. For the effected 
students, getting back into 
a comfortable workflow was 
difficult, especially since they 
knew they would be moving 
back soon. 

The deans in Talge were 
very diligent in dealing with 
the bed bug problem. In fact, 
Cook's Pest Control was hired 
to treat most of the rooms 
three times. 

"We were bend-over-back- 
wards kind of careful," said 
Dwight Magers, the men's 
dean. "We've got to do what 
we've got to do to be fair to the 

A bed bug. 

This special care was due 
to what happened in a similar 
incident last year with 

a bed bug incident. The rooms 
were treated once, but the bed 
bugs were not taken care of. 

The cause of the infestation 
is unknown. Bed bugs can 
come from anyone and any- 
where. According to the Har- 
vard School of Public Health, 
problems are more likely with 
people that travel frequently, 
as the bugs can crawl into 
small crevices in suitcases. 

Each of the students that 
had to relocate will be given 
one month of free rent. The 
evacuated students have also 
received compensation for the 
extra laundry expenses and 
dry cleaning they had to do. 

Magers said those in- 
volved have remained positive 
through the ordeal. 

"So far, everything has 
worked out pretty well," he 

The last of the students will 
move back to the new wing 
rooms after ViewSouthem, 
when the final treatment will 
be applied. 

Pholo By Trisha Moor 
Carlyle Verne andjashua Walker grab some breakfast at Collegedale 
Church before the service starts. 

Cornejo adds, "What really we are together, and we just 
matters is that we come to God want to worship.'" 
in humility and say 'God, here 



Constituents represented: 
Talge 0014-0038 

Goals: To acknowledge the concerns 
of others and to become active in 
more extracurricular 
Vactivities across campus. , 

Constituents represented: 

Talge 0107 - 0133, 1261 - 1268, 1352 


Goals: I want Southern to be a more 

spiritual campus and would like to 

see more people involved in school 

vactivities. ., 


Kevin White 

E-mail: kwhite@ 

Constituents represented: 
Talge 2402 - 2454 

Goals: Get cameras set up on the 
back new wing door [Talge] and 
implement an application deadline 
V for the registration process. J 

"\ Michael Norvill "^ 

Major: Liberal 
Arts Education 

E-mail: mnor- 

Constituents represented: Talge 2459 
-2476. 2502 - 2507, 2517 - 2536 
Goals: To attach card swipes to the 
washing machines in the dorms so 
we can stop hoarding quarters and 
to find a way to make cafeteria food 
V cheaper. _^ 



Constituents represented: Talge 3659 
3676, 3702 - 3707, 3717 - 3736 

Goals: Provide nutritional informa- 
tion for on-campus food. 

A Theodore ^\ 



Constituents represented: Talge 3708 
- 37i6, 3744 - 3758. 3762 - 3794 

Goals: To represent my constituents 
and their ideas and to inform them 
on things taking place in Senate. 

Andrea de "\ 




Constituents represented: Thatcher 
2102 - 2227 

Goals: A standard "Adviser Training" 
for all faculty and a shuttle service for 
students to local stores and attrac- 
y tions. 




Constituents represented: Thatcher 
2403 - 2532 

Goals: To be the best possible voice 
for the students [I am representing] 
and to be in good contact with the 
Vstudents about our decisions. 

Constituents represented: 
Talge 1202 - 1254 

Goals: To improve dorm access, the 
recognition of culture clubs and cam 
pus renovations. 

V J 

Justin Camara 

Constituents represented: Talge 2508 
- 2516, 2544 - 2558, 2562 - 2594 

Goals: To see the soccer field is 
completed for soccer season and to 
encourage more constituent involve- 
V ment. , • 



Constituents represented: Thatcher 
1102 -1225 

Goals: Improve dorm living condi- 
tions, such as better showers, more 
food availability in the dorm, and 
V wireless accessibility. 

A Kristina Kyle ~\ ( 

ih Alexis Boddy 

Constituents represented: Thatcher 
3102 - 3302 

Goals: Providing more scholar- 
ships for students and investigating 
a choice of depositing tithe directly 
out of job deposits from SAU to local 

E-mail: rmeans@ 

Constituents represented: 
Talge 1317 - 1336. 1362 - 1394 

Goals: To develop a closer link among 
constituents on my hall through 
social and spiritual activities. 

V ^ 

Constituents represented: Talge 3602 

Goals: Make the outside roofs of the 
cafe a place to eat and create more 
bandwidth for downloading in the 
V ^dorm. y 

Hyein Yoo 


Constituents represented: Thatcher 
1403 - 1532 

Goals: Fix the girl's dorm sauna and 
encourage the pride a SAU student 
has in this college through outreach 
V and activities. J 

Constituents represented: Thatcher 
3304 - 3532 

Goals: Renovating the kitchens of 
Thatcher South and actively trying to 
make this campus what the students 
y need it to be. _— ^ 



contini \p,ci 


E-mail: shebym 
©southern, edu 

Constituents represented 
Thatcher South 1608 - 1813 

Goals: To bring my precinct together 
and to make Senate a more active 
thing on campus that people know • 
^more about. 

E-mail: tgeorge@ 

Constituents represented: 
Southern Village Men 

Goals: Get bike racks in Southern 
Village and promote ministries that 
Senate has already been supporting. 

V , 

c ~\ 

Thomas Beihl 



Business Admin- 

Constituents repre 
nity students w/la. 


sented: Commu- 
t names C-D 

Goals: To expand service opportuni- 
ties and to promote Christianity as a 
V24/7 lifestyle. 

v^N Suzanne Ocsai ^\ 

Constituents represented: Commu- 
nity students w/last names O-R 
Goals: To expand the Cookie Bri- 
gade to community students and 
to increase the involvement of SAU 
employees in the lives of community 

Kristrna \ 

Major: Graphic 

Marilee Chase 
Major: Financial 
E-mail: mari- 

Constituents represented 
Thatcher South 2605 - 2817 

Goals: Working towards starting a 
recycling program on campus and 
being here for whatever the constitu 
V ents want to see changed ) 

\ Hillary Wagner "^ 

Major Music- 
Theory and 



Constituents represented: Southern 

Village Women 

Goals: To help with the recycling pro- 
gram, particularly in getting recycled 
goods picked up in Southern Village. 

Thatcher South 3606 - 3817 
Goals: To promote Senate's role in 
student government and its reputa- 
tion with the Southern students, and 
to help students understand and 
utilize their value to Southern as an 
^ organization. 

E-mail: stevena- 
rauz@ southern, 

Constituents represented: Student 
Family Housing 

Goals: To connect every student on 
campus to Jesus by providing more 
ministries and by purifying the ones 
Valready established. 

Constituents represented: Commu- 
nity students w/last names E-G, N 

Goals: Ethics Taskforce. 

Constituents rep- 
resented Com- 
munity students w/last names H-J 

Goals: To pass legislation that will 
help Southern have an even greater 
focus on spirituality and witnessing 
to the immediate community. 



Constituents represented Commu- 
nity students w/last names S 

Goals: To represent the interests of 
community students to the Senate. 

Michael Taylor 

General Studies 

Constituents represented: Commu- 
nity students w/last names T-Z 

Goals: To create a better environment 
that draws students to the outdoors 
and to raise the standards of our 
^Christian walk here on campus. > 

' ^ ^ 1 

Marisa ^ 


Major: Health 


E-mail: rmeans@ 

^^^H ^^^ 

Constituents represented: 
Thatcher South 4605 - 4817 

Goals : To convey the ideas of my 
constituents to Senate so their goals 
will not go unheard 

Kimberly Ben- ^ 



Pre- Physical 


E-mail: kbenfield 

Constituents represented Commu- 
nity students w/ last names A-B, K 

Goals: To provide on-campus lockers 
for community students to use during 
the day. 


Constituents represented: Commu- 
nity students w/last names L-M 
Goals: To pass legislation that will 
help Southern have an even greater 
focus on spirituality and witnessing 
to the immediate community. 

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Chris Clouzet 
Religion Editor 

The sunset made me thankful for my health 

I IIC: 3UIWVI ■■■**%* ^ „.„„„„ -aw do me any good either. Whe 

The other evening toward 
the end of my run I found 
myself at the top of the ridge 
that overlooks the valley be- 
hind Southern. It was nearing 
dusk, the time of day when the 
clouds are fading into a soft 
pink, the shadows have dis- 
solved and the cool evening air 
settles down to our level. You 
don't get that kind of experi- 
ence from Southern's campus 
because it is in its own little 
forested valley. I relished the 
scene, pausing for a few mo- 
ments in one of the yards at 
the top. I felt blessed. Even 
though these days are busy 
and it's hard to find that "true 
rest" I need so often, God al- 
ways provides the encourage- 
ment I need to make it. Yet, 

while I gave the sunset an 
A+, I realized that I should be 
thankful for something even 
more important that evening: 
my health. 

Our bodies are 
pretty amazing. 
Even though hav- 
ing four legs like a 
horse would make 
for faster running, 
it would require a 
serious food bud- 
get. Wings, tusks, 
scales and fins 
all have a certain 
appeal, but then 
again, I doubt it'd 
be fun to walk to 
class with tusks. 
When it comes down to it, I'm 
pretty happy with the way God 
made me, especially since I 
am healthy. It's a privilege 
and honor to walk under my 

own power, to not have to 
stay in bed all day and to eat 
food with my mouth and not 
a vein. Being healthy is the 
way God intends us to be. Yet, 

,, „. Stern says, "Silent 
gratitude isn't much use to 
anyone." Godprobably doesn't 
need me to thank Him for good 
health. I'm sure He'd still be 

while I try to appreciate what 
God has given me, I frequently 
find myself forgetting to thank 
Him for the health and life that 
I have been given. 

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Graphic by Christina Weitzel 

quite Godly without a little 
recognition on my part. But 
at the same time, I can be sure 
that staying silent won't be do- 
ing Him any good. Nor does it 

do me any good either. When 
I stop remembering to thank 
God for my blessings, I begin 
to focus on myself. I might be- 
come discouraged wondering 
why I can't get any faster, or 
frustrated because sometimes 
I'm too busy to exercise. That 
attitude, for me, simply leads 
to a less-than-ideal approach 
to life. It's definitely not an 
attitude I am proud of nor 
one that I recommend. There 
are many things that I need 
to continue to thank God for. 
Not only do I think that God 
enjoys hearing from me, but 
I feel better for having recog- 
nized His hand in my life. 

There's nothing like a gor- 
geous sunset to enjoy at the 
top of a hill, especially when 
I know I got there on my own 
two healthy, human legs. Who 
needs God? We all do. 

Christians so unlike Christ 



Michael Shermer, the 
founder of Skeptic Magazine, 
made a formidable objection 
to Christianity in a public de- 
bate. In his opening state- 
ment he called God a "place 
marker" because he believed 
that saying, "God did it" was 
just another way of saying, "I 
don't know." For example, 
one could ask how this world 
came into existence. Simple: 
God did it! How did my can of 
Veja-Links mysteriously dis- 
appear from the fridge when 
all my roommates claim they 
didn't eat them? Simple: God 
did it! These examples are an 
oversimplification of the first 
part to Shermer's objection. It 
was his next point that I found 
to be especially valid. He con- 
sidered God a "place marker" 
because the life of a "Chris- 
tian" was remarkably similar 
to that of an atheist. 

If the God of Christian- 
ity was more than a "place 
marker" wouldn't there be a 

difference? Is this not the God 
that said He would change the 
human heart? Is this not the 
God that claims that He could 
regenerate fallen man? Then 
how could someone believe 
in the life-changing power 
of God and not be changed? 
How can someone believe in 
a God of love and not love? 
Could someone really believe 
in a God that could make a dif- 
ference and not be different 

The cross is an event that 
did not just impact a small 
band of Palestinians, but the 
world. Unfortunately, similar 
sentiments have been vocal- 
ized by other religious leaders 
like Gandhi, when he said, "I 
like your Christ. I don't like 
your Christians. They are so 
unlike your Christ." 

Are those realistic ideals? 
Notice Paul's descriptions of 
what a church leader should 
be like: "an overseer must be 
above reproach," (1 Tim 3:2) 
and "let them serve as dea- 
cons if they prove themselves 
blameless" (1 Tim 3:10). 

Although truth never ceases 
to be truth in spite of the fact 
that religion is so often mis- 
represented, the biblical ex- 
hortation is to not even give 
skeptics a reason to use this 
argument. So is God a "place 
marker?" Unfortunately that's 
exactly what He is for a num- 
ber of "Christians." Ideas 
have consequences and the 
consequence of a Christ-less 
Christian life is a Christ-less 

Fortunately, things don't 
have to be this way. Christ 
says, "If anyone would come 
after me, let him deny himself 
and take up his cross daily and 
follow me." What did Christ 
do on the cross? He showed 
the world unimaginable love. 
What challenge does He give 
to us? To live the cross; to live 
a life of selfless love and to do 
it daily. So put aside your self- 
ish pride, your materialistic 
ambition and your temporary 
goals and dreams. Take up 
your cross and please, please 
make God more than a "place 
marker" in your life. 

o pinion 

Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Curiosity: Cat killer or key to happiness? 

Sarah Hayhoe 
Opinion Editor — 

One fine day in the dale, In- 
quisitive Irma asked Compli- 
ant Carl a question. 

"Why is it that I have to pay 
$90 for a parking permit when 
I'm already paying thousands 
of dollars to be at Southern? I 
mean, really? Why is that?" 

"Well, tuition doesn't cover 
all the costs," offered Carl. 
"Maybe the permit fee covers 
Campus Safety staffing and 
parking lot upkeep, repaving 
or expansion." 

"Is that the best you can 
come up with?" Irma rolled 
her eyes. "We're talking about 
2,500 students paying $90 
each to park their cars for 
the year. That's.. .what?. ..over 
$200,000 for just one year. 
Why? I just want to know 
why? Don't you want to know 

"Well, No, I just pay 
for the permit and put the 
little sticker on my wind- 
shield like they tell me. I just 
do what they tell me. And, you 
know what else? I walk on the 
sidewalks. But, let me guess... 
you.. .you walk on the grass, 
don't you?" 

Several seconds of silence 

"Yep, I walk on the grass." 

While Irma and Carl's dis- 
course is more humorous than 
[ constructive, curiosity and 
questions can lead to great re- 
wards. We live in a generation 

of questions. We are a genera- 
tion of questions. Generation 
Y seems to be named after 
our favorite question. And in 
general, "because I said so" 
doesn't satisfy our curiosity. 

David is eight years old and 
loves to ask his mom questions 
about everything. Why don't 
we eat at McDonald's? Why do 
people eat cows? Why do trees 
lose their leaves? Why do peo- 
ple think Oprah is cool? When 
his mom has had enough Q&A 
time, her typical response was 
"because lizards are green" to 
which David had no reply until 
he saw a cameleon on PBS. 

Granted, not all questions 
are equal. There's a difference 
between "How do I register to 
vote?" and "When does The 
Office premiere?" (which is 
today by the way), "What are 
Sarah Palin's qualifications?" 
and "Doesn't that nose pierc- 
ing hurt?" In many ways, our 
curiosity reflects who we are 
and who we will become. Da- 
vid probably won't ask his 
mom about SAU parking per- 
mits for another decade or 
so. One can only wonder how 
much they'll cost then. 

In the meantime, we have 
a new coffee table book at my 
apartment with this quote by 
someone I've never heard of: 
"If I had influence with the 
good fairy, I would ask that her 
gift to each child be a sense of 
wonder so indestructible that 
it would last throughout life." 
Some of us are more curious 





than others, but most of us 
are interested in something, 
whether it's playing bluegrass 
or scrapbooking. 

According to a study cited 
by Psychology Today, Todd 
Kashdan of George Mason 
University found that "people 
who exhibit high levels of curi- 
osity.. .experience higher levels 
of satisfaction with life than 
their more disengaged peers. 
While the less curious derive 
more pleasure from hedonis- 
tic behaviors such as sex and 
drinking, curious people re- 
port finding a greater sense of 
meaning in life, which is a bet- 
ter predictor of sustainable, 
lasting happiness." 

An indestructible sense of 
wonder means never running 
out of questions. Sadly, social 
pressures can make us forget 
our interests and curious in- 
stincts. After all, as Kashdan 
said, "Lots of people played 
an instrument when they were 
younger, and they say, T don't 
do it anymore because I work 
now.'" Our curiosity was never 
meant to die. As we pursue in- 
terests and careers at Southern 
on this quest that some people 
call "getting a life," Kashdan's 
observation is worth consid- 
ering that "really there's no 
definition of what an adult's 
supposed to be, and for some 
people, that's earthshaking to 
hear." Whether or not curiosi- 
ty killed the cat, don't be afraid 
to ask questions and walk on 
the grass. 

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Raw Questions 

Renee Baumgartner 

Where can I question? 

Do you know a place? 

Can I plant my questions? 

Can they grow into understanding 

Instead of being stifled? 

I don't want the textbook answer, 

especially the one we've always accepted. 

I want to search. I want to discover. 

I want to know more deeply. I want a place to question. 

And if I am led back to the conventional answer, 

Fine. I'll accept it. That's why I asked. 

And if I am led to a new, terrifying answer, good! 

That's why I asked. 

I need help questioning again: 

My questions have been ignored. 

I still have one. Why? 

Why didn't You save Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego 

Before they had to enter the fiery furnace? 

It would have saved them so much pain. 

Why did you wait? 

Why do You still wait today? 

Why don't You save us from our pain? 

I remember more now. 

Why does our church act like we have the truth, 

The whole truth, and nothing but the truth? 

"What is truth?" Pilate asked 

And then washed his hands not expecting an answer 

While You stood before him silent. 

If my desire is to follow God and I pursue Him regardless, 

Why does my church get upset 

When my pursuit suddenly doesn't look like our, culture 

and traditions? 

Why does it seem that I have to choose between 

Adventism and Christianity? 

If salvation is based on God's gift, 

why can't I make mistakes? 

Are there mistakes when exploring Him? 

The questions are there, 

In my heart and in the hearts of others. 

Why isn't the art of questioning a part 

of our Advenrist culture? 

Why can't we see that our lack of questions 

has made us stagnant? 

Can there be a place for the "whys," 
The "hows," the "because of whats," 
And the "where does it say that"? 
What would that place look like? 

Where can I question? 

Where can I seek first the kingdom? 

That's why I ask. 




Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

The restaurant guide for the (dietarily) needy 

Rachel Hopkins 

Iiftstvih FnrniB 

I've been a vegetarian for 
about seven years now. Sure, I 
miss asteak now and then, and 
the smell of lamb (inhumane 
as it may seem) still makes 
my mouth water a little, but 
in general, I no longer struggle 
with the decision. The only 
thing that can still be difficult 
is going to a restaurant that is 
in no way friendly to people 
like me. I may get a laugh from 
baffling the waitress when I 
order a hamburger sans the 
hamburger, but sometimes it's 
more trouble than it's worth. 

Some of you may have ex- 
perienced the same problems, 
but luckily for you, this is my 
fourth year here at Southern, 
and since I enjoy eating out 
quite a bit, I know a few win- 
ners. Here are some places 
you may not have tried yet, 
and since I believe in equal op- 
portunities, I'll be fair to our 
vegan and omnivore friends 
as well. 


Imperial Gardens 

If you enjoy Chinese food 

and need a break from China 
Kitchen, this is a great place 
to try. They offer a lot of veg- 
etable dishes and their meat 
substitutes are yummy. Im- 
perial Gardens is a sit-down 
restaurant with a nice atmo- 
sphere and prices under $io. 
It's located on Gunbarrel Road 
in the same center as Hobby 
Lobby and Fresh Marixet. 


Fresh 2 Order 

Fast, casual and delicious. 
Fresh 2 Order just opened last 
year, so you may not have no- 
ticed it yet. The atmosphere is 
trendy and the food is differ- 
ent and unique with dishes 
you won't find anywhere else. 
Although they have a menu of 
meat entrees, they serve sev- 
eral vegetarian salads (that 
are big enough to be a meal), 
sandwiches and sides. You can 
also add seared tofu to any of 
your dishes. Pretty much all 
of the vegetarian items are 
under $io. Its located next to 
Smoothie King on Gunbarrel 

Get Your Green On 

Vexation: Wasting wa- 
ter. We don't have much 
clean fresh water in the 
world these days, and we 
spend about $4 billion a 
year in the U.S. to treat the 
water we do have. That's 

Solution: Here's an 
easy one. Try shortening 
your showers by one min- 
ute (or more if you can). 

Time your showers with a 
stopwatch to see how long 
you take and then set an 
alarm. Or play some of your 

favorite tunes and see how 
many it takes before you 
finish. Then shower to the 
same play list and get out 
before it's done. 

Clarification: For ev- 
ery minute you shave off 
your shower time, you 
save about eight gallons of 
water. That means if you 
shortened your showers 
by just one minute every 
day, you'd save 248 gallons 
next month Think how 
much you'd save if your 
roommates and suitemates 
joined in the green fun. 


Meat Eaters 

Kanpai of Tokyo 

Even if you aren't a huge 
fan of Japanese or Asian food 
in Kanpai is an exciting place 
to eat. A chef makes your food 
in front of you and entertains 
you while you eat. Although 
I lose a little bit of credibility 
on this one since I've never 
actually eaten any of the meat 
dishes, all of my meat-eating 
friends say they're amazing. 
Some of the more expensive 
dishes are over $10, but there 
are several good ones that are 
cheaper. If you look at it as 
dinner and a show, its a great 
deal regardless. Located next 
to Olive Garden by the Hamil- 
ton Place Mall. 


Red Robin 

My friend groups are com- 
prised of all sorts of eaters, and 
Red Robin is one place that ca- 
ters to all of them. They serve 
every kind of burger you could 
ever imagine, each of which 
can be substituted with a Gar- 
den Burger or Boca Burger. 
Most burgers are under $10, 
but they come with unlimited 
fries so you never leave hun- 
gry. Located at the entrance of 
the food court at the Hamilton 
Place Mall. 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

Women's Hang Gliding 

Lookout Mountain Flight 
Park, Rising Fawn, GA 
Now through Sept 28 
Free to watch, $25 for fliers or 
(800) 688-5637 for more info 

Susan G. Komen Race for 
the Cure 

UTC McKenzie Arena, 
Sunday, Sept. 28. 
Registration begins at 12. p.m. 
Entrance fees start at $30 
(cheaper if registering online) 

Red Clay Pickin' Barn 

Cleveland, TN (intersection 
of Weatherly Switch and Old 
Lead Mine Valley Road on 
State Highway 317 near Red 
Clay Park.) 

7-11 p.m., each Saturday 
Free ($5 suggested donation) 

2008 PGA Tour Playoff 

East Lake Country Club, 

Atlanta, GA 

Now through Sunday, 

Sept. 28 

Ticket prices vary 


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Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

Bombshells and Rebels victorious 

Zack Livingston 
SbqriS-Ediidr — 

Ballistic Bombshell and 
Team SWAT faced off last 
night in the women's A league 
Softball division. Nathalie 
Mazo, SWAT shortstop, start- 
ed the team off strong with a 
home run in the first inning. 

Although Mazo's intensity 
caused the Bombshells to start 
the game a little shaky their 
power hitters carried them 

Amanda Woodard, fresh- 
men nursing major, said 
"We got creamed the last two 
games and it feels good to fi- 
nally win." 

The final score, Bombshell 
19 and SWAT 12, left the fa- 
vored SWAT disappointed. 

"I think both teams played 
well," said Lilly Loza, SWAT 
catcher. "We made a lot of 
small mistakes and although 
we hustled, they simply played 

In the men's A league divi- 
sion the Rebels reminded ev- 
eryone why they are last year's 
reigning All Night Softball 
champs as they took on team 
Just Playin. The game looked 
pretty predictable when the 
Rebels went up ll-o in the first 

Ruben Covarrubias, Just 
Playin outfielder, stepped up 
to the plate in the third inning 
not to win the game but to win 
his team some respect. With 
the bases loaded he hit a grand 
slam that brought life back to 

Just Playin" fans. 

Despite Ruben's fire the 
game ended, Rebels 26 to Just 
Playin's 13. 

"The Rebels are a really 
good team and we started off 
slow which is not the way to 
beat them," said Ruben. "We 
played hard to at least make it 
a game." 

The Rebels savor and con- 
tinue their undefeated season 
knowing that almost every 
player is a graduating senior. 

"This is our last time play- 
ing together so each game is 
very special to all of us," said 
Kevin Haag, senior biology 
major. "We try to have fun and 
make the most out of our last 
games together." 

Broken to strengthen 

Anyone who has ever tried 
to participate in sports in a 
public institution knows that 
keeping the Sabbath, main- 
taining a relationship with 
God and excelling in the sport 
is almost impossible. There's 
always a practice on Friday 
night or a tournament that 
breaks the Sabbath at some 
point. Those who attempt usu- 
ally find themselves compro- 
mising one or the other. 

Southern intramural sports 
are intense, but they accom- 
modate our academic and 
spiritual lives as well. There 
are many Southern stu- 
dents on campus who have 
had the opportunity to play 
competitive sports in other 

Sean Lemon, a junior physi- 
cal therapy major, was favored 
to play the one or two guard for 
the University of Central Flor- 
ida, Knighf s basketball team. 
After graduating from Forest 
Lake Academy and playing on 

their varsity basketball team, 
UCF was Sean's preferred 
destination, although his par- 
ents wanted him to attend 

In 2006, he began his fresh- 
man year at UCF as a pre-med 
major, and tried out for the 
Knight's basketball team. He 
impressed the coaches and 
players with his athleticism 
and intimidating demeanor 
on the court. However, twenty 
minutes into the tryout, Sean 
came down hard from a re- 
bound and broke his ankle. 

Although he was broken in 
body, Sean was not broken in 
spirit. He decided to let the 
season go and try out the fol- 
lowing year. As the 2007 bas- 
ketball season approached, 
Sean worked hard to raise 
his skill back to the level it 
had been before the injury. A 
month before the tryouts, he 
came down hard during a pick- 
up game again. He visited the 
doctor about a recurring pain 
in his wrist and he discovered 
that he'd been walking around 
with a broken wrist. 

When he realized that bas- 
ketball had nothing to do with 
the plan God had for him, he 
stopped resisting and regis- 
tered for Southern. He took his 
broken body as a sign of God 
trying to strengthen his lack 
of spirituality at UCF. Tryouts 
and practices were always on 
Sabbath and no time was left 
for God inbetween. Basket- 
ball was slowly suffocating his 
connection with God. Sean 
Lemon had a choice to make 
and he decided to stop jump- 
ing with the Knights and begin 
to fly with the angels. 

Photo By Marlin 
Hilary Prandl runs while K 
Hunt waits for the throw. 

Photo By Marlin Thoi m in 
Jason Herod tags Rolando 
Morgado as he tries to slide into 

Intramurals Schedule 


9 A Ifiagiifi 


6 PM WeGetTheRuns/Mud Hens 

Field 2 


7 PM Team Fresco/IceMen 

Field 3 


9 PM Shazam/Just-Playin 

Field 2 


6 PM Mighty Professors/Mud Hens 

Field 3 


9 PM Shazam/Team Fresco 

Field 3 


6 PM WeGetTheRuns/Just-Playin 

Field 3 


9 PM Rebels/Shazam 

Field 2 


s R Ifiagi ifi 


7 PM Yetis/Crazy-Aces 

Field 2 


9 PM Yellow Fever/Sign-Up Bi 

Field 3 


6 PM Buster/Yellow Fever 

Field 3 


7 PM Crazy-Aces/Stanley Steamers 

Field 3 


7 PM Yetis/Rainbow 

Field 2 


8 PM Yellow Fever/Yetis 

Field 3 


6 PM Buster/Stanley Steamers 

Field 2 


7 PM Sign-Up Bl/Rainbow 

Field 3 


6 PM Dark White/Sign Up A 

Field 3 


6 PM Dark White/Sign Up B2 

Field 2 


7 PM B2 A's/Wheeze Kids 

Field 2 


7 PM Sign Up A/Dollar Zone 

Field 3 


7 PM Wheeze Kids/Dark White 

Field 2 


8 PM Smash Bros/Sign Up B2 

Field 2 


6 PM Unity/BB 

Field 1 


7 PM Lunachicks/SWAT 

Field 1 



Field 1 


8 PM SWAT/Unity 

Field 1 


6 PM Unity/Lunachicks 

Field 1 

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8 PM Hot Tamales/Underdogs 

Field 1 


8 PM Myrmidon/Kung Fu Pandas 

Field 1 


9 PM Blue Comer/Ultimatum 

Field 1 


6 PM Whatchamacallits/Underdogs 

Field 1 


6 PM Business Casual/Blue Corner 

Field 2 


8 PM Pink Ladies/Myrmidon 

Field 2 


7 PM Whatchamacallits/HotTamales Field 1 


8 PM Underdogs/Mangostein 

Field 1 


9 PM No Fear/Ultimatum 

Field 1 





BluSAUce:Fall Festival! 

September 28, n:ooa-2:OOp 
in Spalding Field. This event 
is for Community students, 
those in Southern Village and 
Stateside Apartments, and the 
families of students. 

Food Drivel Now through 
Nov. 21, Psi Chi will be host- 
ing a food drive to benefit 
the Samaritan Center. Six 
donation bins are located 
throughout campus in Talge, 
Thatcher, Thatcher South, the 
Village Market, the Cafeteria 
and in Summerour. Dona- 
tions will benefit families in 
need •throughout the holiday 
season. '. What -better way to 
help use up those extra dollars 
on your meal plan before the 
end of the semester? Please 
be gracious and donate a few 
non-perishable food items be- 
tween now and Nov. 21 and 
help make someone's holiday 
season a little happier. 

LAC Night| Saturday, Sep- 
tember 27, 2008 at 9p at lies 
P.E. Center. Theme is Ancient 
Latin America. Don't miss it! 
All are invited to attend. 

Prayer Groups | 7:15 
a.m. M-F near the flag pole; 
12:00 p.m. M W F in the Stu- 
dent Center seminar room; 
5:00 p.m. M-F at the foun- 
tain between Hackman and 
the library. 

Triathlon I The 25th Annual 
Sunbelt Cohutta Springs Tri- 
athlon will take place on Oct. 
5 at Cohutta Springs Confer- 
ence Center. For further de- 
tails visit the Web site: http:// 
Applications are available 
online or you can register at Un- 
der 24 years of age is $30 for 
individuals and $60 for relay 
teams until Sept. 22 and $45 
for individuals and $75 for 
relay teams until Sept. 29. 

Upcoming events calendar 

September 26 


7:3op Ministerial Candidate Recog- 
nition (Thatcher Chapel) 

7:32p - Sunset 

8p - Latin American Heritage Ves- 
pers (Collegedale Church) 

After Vespers - Adoration (Lynn 
Wood Hall) 

Hymn Sing (Talge Chapel) 

September 27 

9:30 & 11a - Ministerial Candidate 
Recognition (Thatcher Chapel) 
Speaker: Barry Tryon 
9:30-10:158 - Continental Breakfast 
(Collegedale Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15a - SaltWorks Sabbath School 
(Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Collegedale 
Church Fellowship Hall) 
- SMC Sabbath School (Gospel Cha- 
.. - Adoration - John Nixon (Collegedale 

11:30a - Connect - LeClare Litch' 
field (Collegedale Academy) 

11:45a - Renewal - John Nixon (Col- 

legedale Church) 

2:15P - FLAG Camp (Meet at Flag 
Pole - Wright Hall) 

3:oip - Sabbath Ministries: Door 
2-Door (Wright Hall Steps) 

7:30p - Evensong - Reader: Benja- 
min J. Taylor, Choir: The Kinge's Quire 
(Collegedale Church) 

gp - Latin American Culture Night 
(lies P.E. Center) 

All are invited to attend the festivi- 

September 28 

iia-2p - BIuSAUce: Fall Festival 
(Spalding Field) ' ' '■ 

September 29 

Faculty Portfolios due, Academic 

9a-5p - Mid-Semester Book Buy 
Back (Campus Shop) 

7p - Intents Meetings, Peter Gregory 
(Tent by Wood Hall) 

September 30 

9 a-5p - Mid-Semester Book Buy 
Back (Campus Shop) 

6:15-9P - Pre-Professional Commit- 
tee (Presidential Banquet Room #2) 

7P - Intents Meetings, Peter Gregory 
(Tent by Wood Hall) 

October 1 

7P - Intents Meetings, Peter Gregory 
(Tent by Wood Hall) - 

9-iop - Cookie Brigade (Talge 3rd 

October 2 

Last day for 60% tuition refund 

11a - Valentino Deng (lies P.E. Cen- 
ter) Convocation Credit! , , 

2-5p - Meet the Firms at the Colleg- 
edale Church Fellowship Hall 

3:3op - Deans/Chairs Advisory 

5P - Football Meeting (lies P.E. Cen- 

5:45P - Club/Dept. President's Ori- 
entation (Presidential Banquet Room) 

7p - Intents Meetings, Peter Gregory 
(Tent by Wood Hall) 

For registration information 
contact Kari Shultz, Director 
of Student Life & Activities. 
For general race information 
contact Bob Benge in lies P.E. 
Center. There is race day regis- 
tration but the price is higher. 

Senior Class Organiza- 
tion Meeting | is Tuesday, 
October 14 at 11a in Brock Hall 
#333. Come and elect your of- 
ficers and sponsors. 

December Graduates | 

must order graduation rega- 
lia and invitations at www. by the Oct. 
28 deadline. All graduation 
seniors for December or May 
are required to turn in a senior 
contract to the Records & Ad- 
visement Office. 

The Joker| can be picked 
up at the Campus Card office 
during office hours. 

Photo courtesy of 

September 26-Aaron 
Gunther, Bonnie Jones, Bran- 
don Teixeira, Bryana Kitchen, 
Emily Wright, Jessi Turner, 
Josh Antone, Matthew Man- 

zari, Trever Ehrlich 

September 27-Brett Me- 
hlenbacher, Caleigh Teasley, 
Courtney Pietszak, Crystal 
Coon, Desiree' Pegel, Jaela 
Carter, Jaris Gonzalez, Matt 
Hermann, Michael Hermann, 
Rima Haylock, Travis Moore 

September 28-Alexsan- 
dra Mayes, James Carpen- 
ter , Juanita Garcia, Kyle 
Stiemsma, Leslie Flynt, Luis 
Hou, Rachel Lovelace, Thom- 
as Beihl 

September 29-Alexan- 
dra Cueto, Cindi Morrison, 
Gilbert Sison, Kendra Styron, 
Lorean Mays, Paula Walters, 
Sarah Crowder, Stacey Kula- 

September 30-Candice 
Granger, Chris Mateo, Mike 
Shellong, Monica Nunez, 
Morganne Haughton, Odelkys 
Alvarez, Peter Leyzac, Sarah 

October l-Keolani Din- 
gilius, Mary Anne Poulson, 
Mitchell Deacon, Octavio 
Ramirez, Sandi Brown, Sum- 
mer Santoyo, Sylvia Chunn, 
William Hughes 

October 2-Ashley Clem, 
Haydee Perez Parra, Joel 
Miller, Kevin Johnson, Leo de 
Souza, Linda Wilhelm, Linsey 
Strack, Michelle Figueroa, 
Miriam Mora, Natalie Mon- 




Guitar Lessons | Be a rock 
star! Affordable guitar les- 
sons, both group and indi- 
vidual. Beginners and in- 
termediate, flexible times. 
Email Rika for more info at 

Seeking female house- 
mate | Looking for a female 
to live with 3 other girls 1 mile 
from Southern. Private room, 
shared bath, wireless Internet, 
cable, dining room, kitchen, 
mud room, living room, porch 
and big back yard $200/mo. 
plus water and utilities. Call 
Melanie at 423-667-7564. 

Concert tickets | Third row 
tickets to Relient K, Fam- 
ily Force 5 and TobyMac on 
Dec. 6 (Saturday night)! Only 4 
available. Email Chris for more 

Marissa's Bakery | What do 
you enjoy eating Friday eve- 
ning for supper? Do you starve 
on Sabbath mornings when 

the cafe is closed? How about 
some fresh banana bread? 
Delicious blueberry muffins? 
Savory Cinnamon Rolls? If so, 
call 916-847-9495, or email 
edu with your order by 4 p.m. 
every Thursday afternoon. 

Bike for sale | "Open Road" 
10-speed, classic 1970s steel 
frame road bike, yellow/gold. 
Works great,rideslikeadream. 
$26. Contact Jonathan at 

Verizon Palm Trio 7oop 

I Used gently for 6 months. 
Works and looks like brand 
new. $100. Contact Jonathan 
at 423-605-8437. 

Dell Axim X5 pocket PC | 

300 mhz, lG extended mem- 
ory. Never been used. Got left 
in a box during move. Will sell 
for $35. Contact Jonathan at 

Rooms for rent | 2 rooms 
for rent for female students. 
Located 7 miles from Colleg- 
edale, 3 miles from Ooltewah. 
Access to kitchen, laundry, 
cable and wireless Internet. 
Quiet home in the country 
with large deck. Available im- 
mediately for $85 a week. Call 
Angela cell: 423-280-3243 
Home: 423-238-1490. 

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reaches students 
in community 

Manuela Asaftki 

Campus Ministries is reach- 
ing out to community students 
by providing a social network 
that will keep them involved 
and part of the Southern fam- 

"I've lived off campus for 
two and a half years and I defi- 
nitely feel out of touch with 
campus happenings and so- 
cial gatherings sponsored by 
Southern," said Katie Rumppe, 
a senior journalism major. 

Blu_SAUce, Building Lov- 
ing Unity; the Southern Ad- 
ventist University Commuter 
Experience, was developed by 
Kevin Kibble, Southern's asso- 
ciate chaplain. 

"We needed a ministry that 
would target students that are 
not in the dorm, and in order 
to get people's attention you 
have to try something differ- 
ent," Kibble said. 

Last school year was the 
first year of the Blu_SAUce 
program. It focused on the 
community and Southern Vil- 
lage students through different 
social events, such as contests 
at the Campus Kitchen with 


Photo by Emily Kay 

Peter Gregory speaks to a large audience at Monday night's InTents meeting. 

SEYC speaker returns for InTents 

Alison Quiring 

Staf f Whttfr 

More than a thousand 
Southern students are going to 
the large tent in front of Ma- 
bel Wood Hall each evening 
this week to hear Peter Greg- 
ory, director of Iona Missions, 
speak for the annual InTents 

Gregory, who presented a 
seminar at SEYC two weeks 
ago, is back on campus thanks 

to former assistant chaplain, 
Ruben Covarrubias. Covarru- 
bias, currently the director of 
Yes Ministries, heard Gregory 
preach during Asian Heritage 
vespers last April, and invited 
him to speak at InTents. 

Monday night, Gregory 
opened the Week of Prayer by 
focusing on the spiritual para- 
dise that was lost in the Gar- 
den of Eden. He emphasized 
that only by accepting Jesus as 

Savior will sinners re-discover 
that paradise. Gregory spoke 
about becoming blessed by the 
Beatitudes on Tuesday eve- 

Gregory's clear illustra- 
tions, combined with humor, 
could explain why this year 
the InTents meetings have 
seen an increase in student 
attendance. Even though 
8oo chairs were set up inside 
the tent for Monday night's 
see InTents, page 4 

LAC night 

Julie Weitzel 

Staff Wpittb 

Tribal rhythms, an ancient 
pyramid and village huts 
transformed lies P.E. Center 
into an ancient Latin Ameri- 
can jungle at this year's Latin 
American Club Night. 

Students mingled around 
dressed as tribal Indians vis- 
iting different booths that 
served Latin American food. 

As students began to file in, 
many were amazed at the re- 
alistic atmosphere. 

"From the moment I walked 
in, it was a transformation," 
said Myron Jenkins, a fresh- 
man theology major. "It made 

you feel like you were in the 
ancient culture." 

LAC Night's ancient Latin 
American theme was based 
on the Mayan, Aztec, Inca and 
other ancient Indian tribes. 
LAC officers wanted to try 
something different from pre- 
vious years to show students 
that Latin American culture 
has more to it than music and 

a festival atmosphere, said 
Natali Juarbe, LAC president. 

"I wanted to do something 
that would reflect our Latin 
American culture." 

In addition to entertain- 
ing students, LAC's goal 
was to make learning about 
Latin American history a 

Fee required for 
faculty Wellness 
Center use 

With the grand opening of 
the Hulsey Wellness Center 
right around the corner, some 
faculty members are con- 
cerned about the amount they 
will have to pay in order to uti- 
lize the amenities of the Well- 
ness Center, said Phil Garver, 
dean of the School of Health 
and Wellness. 

A membership fee of $200 
a year is the cost for faculty 
members who want to use the 
services at the Wellness Cen- 
ter, and an additional $100 for 
their spouse, Garver said. The 
$200 membership fee will go 
towards the center's daily op- 
eration, he added. 

"It's a fairly reasonable 
price to pay in comparison to 
the Rush and other wellness 
facilities in the area," said 
Marty Hamilton, associate 
vice president of financial ad- 

Garver said that faculty 
members will receive a rebate 
from their insurance after they 
have exercised a certain num- 
ber of hours at the wellness 

Even with the rebate, some 
faculty members are saying 
the center is just a little too 
pricey and not family friendly. 
Linda Crumley, a professor 
in the School of Communica- 
tion & Journalism, said with 
two children in private school, 
she just cannot afford to start 
a membership that will only 
cover her and a spouse. 

However, other faculty 


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SAU American Humanics 
gets first student director 

Melissa Couser 


The American Human- 
ics (AH) program has a new 
campus executive director this 
year; Chris Mateo, senior pub- 
lic relations major, will be the 
first student ever to head the 

"I think Chris will be an ex- 
cellent director," said Natalia 
Lopez-Thismon, a senior pub- 
lic relations major. "He has 
the experience and knowl- 
edge necessary for tire job." 

Mateo first got involved 
in AH during his sophomore 
year when a friend suggested 
it might interest him. He was 
a biology major at the time, 
but left the department and 
changed his major to public 

"I'm passionate about AH 
because I believe in their mis- 
sion to prepare the new gen- 
eration of non-profit leaders," 
Mateo said. "I also believe in 
the mission of our Lord Jesus 
Christ and AH prepares me 
to care for others as my living 
and my mission." 

When Lynn Cauldwell, for- 
mer executive director, left 
Southern last year to pursue 
her doctoral degree, Mateo 
was offered the director posi- 

Mateo said that this year 
he wants to continue to get 
the group more involved in 
community service, and bring 
more of a Christ-centered fo- 
cus to the program. 

American Humanics is a 
national organization affiliat- 
ed with more than 75 colleges 
and universities. The program 
is designed to teach students 
the skills they need to become 
leaders in the non-profit sec- 
tor and provide certification in 
non-profit competencies such 
as fundraising, management 
and marketing. 

The AH program at South- 
ern was started 10 years ago 
in 1998. Southern is the only 
Adventist college, and one of 
only a few Christian schools, 
that offers the program. 

Students in the program 
are excited about the changes. 
Laurel Dominesey, a senior 
non-profit administration and 
development major, said, 
"[Chris] is fully prepared to 
take AH on, I think he'll have 
some great ideas for the year." 


New graduate 
director hired 

Melissa K. Lechler 
Staff Writer 

In an effort to increase rec- 
ognition and enrollment for 
graduate studies programs, 
Southern has hired Laurie 
Gauthier as the new director 
of Graduate Marketing and 

"The majority of under- 
graduate students don't even 
realize we have graduate pro- 
grams," Gauthier said. "So 
[we are] hying to connect with 
undergraduates and let them 
know about the options we 

For year's, graduate mar- 
keting has been under the di- 
rection of each department's 
graduate coordinator. This 
year, Gauthier's position has 
been created to coordinate all 
marketing and recruitment. 

"We started centralizing all 
of graduate studies," said Dr. 



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Carl Swafford, dean of gradu- 
ate studies. "Our next step 
was centralizing the market- 
ing of the program. Her job 
is basically marketing and re- 

There are five graduate de- 
grees in four departments of- 
fered at Southern. In 1996, 
Southern started its first grad- 
uate programs in the educa- 
tion and religion departments . 
Since then, nursing and busi- 
ness have been added to the 

There are 203 graduate stu- 
dents this year, an increase 
from 163 students last year. 
The university, however, 
would like to see even more 
undergraduate students go 
into graduate programs. 

According to Education and 
Psychology Graduate Coordi- 
nator Mikhaile Spence, South- 
em has put a lot of focus on 
undergraduate recruitment, 
but graduate candidates are a 
different population with dif- 
ferent questions. 


"That recognition led us 
[to] having someone to work 
specifically with graduate pro- 
grams," Spence said. 

Gauthier had been in real 
estate before moving from 
Hagerstown, Md. to take this 
position. Her daughter Kelli, 
a 2006 Southern graduate, 
saw the new position through 
alumni e-mail. She sent it on 
to Gauthier, who had her first 
interview in March. 

"Through a lot of circum- 
stances and providential doors 
opening and closing, I re- 
ally felt that I was led to come 
down here," Gauthier said. 

Her first project, set for 
completion at the beginning 
of October, is designing a new 
marketing plan for graduate 
studies. After that, Gauthier 
will be spending more time 
out of the office and in the 
community meeting people, 
researching marketing meth- 
ods and recruiting for South- 
em's graduate programs. 

Collegedale airport expands its runway 

Erica Richards 

Qtabf Writer 

Collegedale Airport is ex- 
panding its runway for the 
third time since 1965, making 
room for more jet traffic and 
possible business with Volk- 

Since last summer the Col- 
legedale Airport bought 55 
acres of city-owned property 
that surrounded the end of 
the runway and began its ex- 
pansion. Before the construc- 
tion, the Collegedale Airport 
received most of its business 
film personally owned planes 
and a few small businesses. 

Since its opening in 1965 as 
a flight club, the airport has 
continued to grow in size and 
services offered. According 
their Web site, the runway was 
originally a 1,200-foot grass 
strip and was then extended to 
its present 4,700 feet in 1988. 

The recent runway expan- 
sion will permit more jet traf- 
fic The runway is currently 
long enough to allow jets to 
land, but the operators are not 
covered by insurance if an ac- 
cident occurs said Chris Swain, 
director of airport operations. 
After the extension, the run- 
way will be over 5,000 feet and 
jets will be able to fly in with- 
out safety concerns. The added 
space will also make room for 

additional hangers. 

Some local homeowners 
are worried the expansion 
will contribute to an increase 
in noise disturbance. Debbie 
Higgens, an English professor 
at Southern and Collegedale 
resident lives directly across 
from the airport. 

Collegedale airport is proud of 
the community-friendly repu- 
tation it has created and wants 
to continue to keep it that way 
he said. 

In addition to the growth 
of business from the extended 
runway, Collegedale airport 
also offers a flight school, two 

"I don't mind the sound of 
the small planes, but the jets 
are really loud., you can't sleep 
or hold a conversation when 
the jets come in," Higgens 
said. "I'm not real happy about 
them expanding." 

However, Swain assures lo- 
cal residents that the expan- 
sion will be a positive change. 

"I think they re worried that 
it's going to turn into a Chatta- 
nooga airport and that isn'tgo- 
ingto happen," Swain said The 

Photo by Martin Thorman 

McDonald Road during the Cot- 

maintenance facilities and a 
flying club. The airport also 
hosts the Sky View Cafe, a res- 
taurant overlooking the run- 

The airport will hold its 
annual Open House on Oct. 
5, offering airplane rides, 
flight demonstrations, vintage 
aircraft displays and safety 
awareness by the Collegedale 




Music department grows 

Angela McPherson 

The demand for private in- 
strumentlessons has increased 
so much that the music depart- 
ment hired two new adjunct 
professors to deal strictly with 
non-music majors, raising the 
number of adjunct professors 
who give private lessons to 17, 
according to the School of Mu- 

"It seems like Southern is 
absolutely bursting this year," 
said Scott Ball, dean of the 
School of Music. "It is not sur- 
prising to us that there would 
be a high demand for private 

According to Ball, many 
students come to the depart- 
ment looking for a one credit 
class to put them up to the 16 
credit flat rate, but other stu- 
dents have played instruments 
all their lives and wish to con- 
tinue learning. 

Based on music's appren- 

ticeship model of one-on-one 
learning, "you don't just buy 
trumpet playing for dummies," 
Ball said. "A private teacher is 
a necessary element." 

The music department of- 
fers lessons in everything 
from the bassoon to piano and 
voice. Each student's lesson is 
scheduled individually, and in 
the past year the department 
has had to turn away as many 
as 20 students due to schedul- 
ing conflicts. 

Jan Cochrane, an adjunct 
voice teacher who has been 
teaching at Southern since 
1991 feels the push for more 
teachers is good. 

"I definitely feel that the 
music department should be 
accessible to all students." Co- 
chrane said. "I think through 
the years there's been a cer- 
tain snobbery that has existed 
regarding the level an artist 
has to be at in order to be an 
artist. Everyone should be able 

to participate on a level that is 
appropriate for them." 

For Shanna Crumley, a 
freshman journalism major 
taking double bass and voice 
lessons as well as involvement 
in orchestra and two choirs, 
participation was essential. 

"Music is one of my pas- 
sions. I'm not ready to give it 
up yet; I'll never be ready to 
give it up. It's such a big part 
of who I am." 

Violin professor Mark Re- 
neau used to split his time be- 
tween three universities, but 
has recently given Southern 
his full attention. 

According to Ball, the de- 
partment will continue to ex- 
pand, given that 230 to 250 
students are currently enrolled 
in private lessons. 

Cochrane said, "Music 
needs to stay as a staple in 
all universities; Adventists as 
a whole seem to be very sup- 
portive of the arts." 

Dorm room numbers change 

Katie Freeland 

Staff WnrrFB 

Due to emergency hazards, 
Thatcher South room numbers 
were changed this summer af- 
ter a year of meetings, coordi- 
nating and reprogramming. 

Emergency personnel such 
as firefighters, police officers, 
campus safety and other dis- 
patchers needed a different 
system in place to cut down on 

"This directly impacts the 
safety of the students by get- 
ting help to them when and 
where they need it," said David 
Houtchens, fire safety manag- 
er and associate life safety of- 
ficer for Campus Safety. 

In the past fire drills a map 
^as handed to the firefight- 

ers. The person conducting 
the drill would say that some- 
body was missing from a cer- 
tain room number. With the 
old numbering system, the 
firefighter had no sense of di- 
rection and had a hard time 
telling what floor the missing 
resident was living on. 

To help explain this sys- 
tem, Kassy Krause, the dean of 
women at Southern, simplified 
the numbers, 

"The first number of the 
four digits isithe floor number, 
the second number is the sec- 
tion of the building, and the 
last two digits are the room 
numbers," Krause said. 

Not only was it confusing to 
deans and emergency person- 
nel, but to residents as well. 

"I had a lot of girls com- 
plaining they were moved to 
Thatcher when they wanted to 
be in Thatcher South, when in 
reality they were in Thatcher 
South all along," said Megan 
Myers, a sophomore graphic 
design major who works in the 
housing department. 

A lot of coordination is in- 
volved, and much goes into 
renumbering a building, such 
as redoing signs andmaps and 
reprogramming smoke detec- 
tors and emergency computer 

Houtchens said, "Renum- 
bering a building is a team 
effort that takes tremen- 
dous resources and planning 
to get that little number on 
the door." 

SMC replaced with Renewal 

Roland Scaluet 

Stjff Wmrr. 

Southern students will not 
have the option to worship at 
Southern Missionary Church 
anymore. Over the summer, 
the decision was made to dis- 
continue the student-led wor- 
ship service commonly called 

SMC started in the fall of 
2004, when students felt the 
need to have a worship service 
specifically oriented toward 
them. According to senior 
nursing major and former 
SMC Sabbath School Leader 
Saralyn MacPhee, one goal of 
SMC was to train students to 

in the worship service, the Col- 
legedale Church staff and the 
SMC leaders got together and 
designed Renewal, a student- 
led worship service meant to 
help students feel at home at 
Collegedale Church. Some stu- 
dents felt that after four years, 
it was time to find an alterna- 
tive to SMC and that Renewal 
brought the needed change. 

"Students can easily get 
involved at the Collegedale 
Church now," Cornejo said, 
who is now one of the leaders 
of Renewal. 

Though numbers of attend- 
ees at Renewal make it more 
difficult to provide the infor- 

Left to Right: Reese Godwin, Jaeta Carter, andEduardo Cornejo lead 
out in song service for Renewal at Collegedale Church. 

be leaders in the church. 

"What was attractive about 
SMC was that students did ev- 
erything," said Eduardo Cor- 
nejo, a senior theology major. 

Anthony Handal, a senior 
religious education major 
pointed out that it is easier 
to get involved when a friend 
asks you than when a teacher 
does. This friendly atmosphere 
made it easy for student to be- 
come leaders. 

SMC began to have trouble 
when its founders graduated 
and left. Because of an annual 
change in leadership at SMC, 
the church became less stable. 

Determined to get as many 
students involved as possible 

mal atmosphere that students 
enjoyed at SMC, Handal still 
feels that Renewal is warm 
and welcoming. 

"Renewal is exceeding the 
needs," Handal said. "It com- 
bines a student-led worship 
with the community." 

Students who still feel nos- 
talgic for SMC will probably 
be happy to know that SMC 
Sabbath School has been kept 
alive. It meets every Sabbath 
at 10:15 a.m. in the Gospel 
Chapel of the Collegedale 
Church. Students will find the 
same small-group based, stu- 
dent-led format, and friendly 
atmosphere that they enjoyed 
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Online enrollment increases 

Khrisna Virgil 
St»ff Mfcnn 

Online enrollment at South- 
ern Adventist University has 
shown growth this year, with 
large increases in both the 
summer and fall semesters. 

When the Online program 
began in the fall 2007, it of- 
fered a total of three courses 
to 27 students. The following 
summer showed significant 
growth, offering nine courses 
to 167 enrollees. However, this 
summer showed the largest 
increase with 215 students en- 
rolled in 15 courses. 

Numbers tend to be higher 
during the summer because 
teachers, the target market 
for the summer program, 
have more free time to study 
because school is closed, said 
Pegi Flynt, director of the on- 
line campus. 

The online campus caters 

to dually enrolled high school 
seniors, who study from a dis- 
tance, teachers in the Southern 
Union and full time students 
at Southern who may have a 
conflict with work and school. 

Not only does the campus 
offer online classes, but video 
conferencing is used as well. 
With video conferencing, stu- 
dents are able to watch the 
professor lecture live, and 
participate in question and 
answer periods. They can also 
interact through a number of 
mediums, including instant 
messaging. The instructor 
can interact with the class as 
a whole or with students indi- 

"Almost every aspect of the 
class was valuable. I think that 
all educational superinten- 
dents should take this class 
online and use video confer- 
encing for in-services," said 

Mark Grice, a former enrollee. 
The Office of Online Learn- 
ing works with the Schools of 
Business and Management, 

"As a profes- 
sor I was free 
to create and 
design my 

Education & Psychology, 
Nursing, Religion and many 
other departments as well. 

Jeanette Stepanske, an on- 
line campus teacher, said, "As 
a professor I was free to create 
and design my course... It was 
truly a wonderful professional 
growth opportunity and some- 
thing I look forward to doing 


Continued from Pg. i 

prizes and sponsoring free 
drinks at the Mudd Puddle 
Cafe in Ooltewah. 

This year, however, Blu_ 
SAUce has a new vision. 

"We want to focus on stu- 
dent families and single par- 
ents," Kibble said. "Blu_SAUce 
will team up with Student Ser- 
vices and the social work de- 
partment to provide practical 
resources for the non-tradi- 
tional student families." 

This semester there are 683 
community students and 160 
married students out of the to- 
tal student body of 2,777. 
Leading out in Blu_SAUce 

is Volodymyr Grinchenko, a 
second year theology graduate 
student who knows what it's 
like to be a student while rais- 
ing a family. 

This semester 
there are 683 
community stu- 
dents and 1 60 
married students 
out of the total 
student body 
of 2,777. 

"It would be great if the 
community students with 
families would have the same 
experience at Southern that 


Continued from Pg. 1 

meeting, 200 people still had 
to listen from outside, Don- 
nie Keele, Southern's assis- 
tant chaplain, said. Campus 
Ministries brought in 600 ad- 
ditional chairs for Tuesday's 
meeting and is anticipating 
1,600 chairs in total for Fri- 
day night when vespers will be 
held in the tent at 8 p.m. 

Students enjoyed Gregory's 
speaking approach of using fa- 
miliar Bible texts and stories, 
but illustrating his points with 
modern examples, to reveal 
new ways to understand the 

the traditional students have," 
Grinchenko said. "I wanted to 
help students who are going to 
school full time, working and 
taking care of their children." 
The first Blu_SAUce event 
was fall festival held last Sun- 
day. Games, toys for children, 
corn on the cob and pumpkin 
carving were offered, among 
other activities. 

Junior social work major 
and single mother, Kimberly 
Ricks is excited about the Blu_ 
SAUce program. 

"Southern has a lot of single 
moms and family students and 
I think it's great that there was 
some thought put into helping 
out families." 

"I thought it was a very in- 
teresting way to explain the 
Beatitudes," said Dellyn Mat- 
thew, a junior nursing major, 
referring to Tuesday night's 
message. ■ "I never thought 
about the process of using each 


blessing to become a righteous 
person like that before." 

Scott Cronin, a junior the- 
ology major, also appreciated 
Gregory's style. 

"The way he presents the 
Christian character has in- 
spired me to search the Scrip- 
tures with a greater depth," 
Cronin said. "I definitely want 
to study the Bible and spend 
more personal time with Je- 

Gregory says he wants 
InTents to be, "Intellectually 
refreshing andspiritually 
enlightening," for Southern 
students. "I really want them 
to see the beauty of the Bible 
and have an increased desire 
to study the Scriptures." 
Keele agrees. 

"I hope [the meetings] chal- 
lenge students who may have 
lost their way spiritually and | 
encourage those who are try- 
ing to find spiritual depth." 


Continued from Pg. 1 

members think the price is a 

"Two hundred dollars a year 
is not a problem for me. I was 
paying close to $100 a month. 
This is a real bargain," said 
Patti Anderson, a mathemat- 
ics professor. 

Garver said although the | 
Wellness Center's main pur- 
pose is to serve students and I 
faculty, it will also open up its 
facilities to community mem- 
bers and Southern alumni for | 
a fee that has yet to be final 
ized. Garver also said he i 
very pleased about the open- 1 
ing of the Wellness Center and I 
is anticipating a great turnout | 


Continued from Pg. 1 

memorable experience. 

"It's for us to remember 
how we came to exist, but in a 
fun way," said Paulo Tenorio, 
LAC social vice president. 

A play, titled "The Great 
Colon," was the main enter- 
tainment for the night. "The 
Great Colon" was a sketch 
based on Columbus coming 

to America and finding 1 
It was a love story with action I 
and comedy mixed in, Tenorio | 

Overall, students said theyj 
enjoyed the play and the cul-j 
tural emphasis it provided. 

"It seemed like there wasl 
more of a setting," said Jes-| 
sie Zollinger, a junior art a 
education major. "There were! 
a lot more people and charac-I 
ter this year." 

Left to Right: Christopher Vazquez, Joyce Reyna, Sean Stultz, andM""^ 
Robles perform in LAC night's drama. 




Alumnus opens 
portrait studio 

Katie Hammond 


Garrett Nudd, alumnus of 
Southern, hosted the grand 
opening of his portrait studio, 
Cobblestone Rue, in down- 
town Chattanooga last Thurs- 
day to a crowd of 150 people. 

"The atmosphere was ex- 
citing," said Didier Brival, a 
junior mass communication 

Tamera Scott, a senior 
graphic design major said, 
"Everyone seemed really in- 

terested [in the photos]." 

Many who attended said 
they liked the interior design 
of the studio. "The decor was 
simple, but full of style," said 
Amanda Reeves, a community 
member. "1 think [the studio] 
is going to be a creative ge- 
nius," she added. 

Scott agreed and said that 
the furniture was elegant and 

Jodi Herod, a Southern 
alumna, said there were pic- 
tures of different families 
grouped together all over the 
walls. Herod said the photos 
clearly portrayed the quality 
of Nudd's photography. 

Courtney Herod, a senior 

mass communication major, 
who interned with Nudd last 
summer, and saw the studio 
in its early stages, thought the 
studio looked amazing. "It's 
good to see everything fin- 
ished," he said. 

In addition to looking at 
photos, people had the chance 
to participate in a photo shoot. 
Vintage coats and suitcases 
were available as props for 
people to choose from. "It was 
fun to dress up and act silly," 
Scott said 

Nudd was pleased with the 
turnout. "I'm overwhelmed by were friends, family members, Brival said, "It feels like 
the support we've received," clients and some of the people they put a lot of work into it 
he said He added that a num- he was meeting for the first [the studio], and it paid off 
ber of people at the opening time. 

your world 

AP Poll: Obama pulls 
away to 7-point lead 

rack Obama has surged to a 
seven-point lead over John 
McCain one month before the 
presidential election, lifted by 
voters who think the Demo- 
crat is better suited to lead 
the nation through its sudden 
financial crisis, according to 
an Associated Press-GfK poll 
that underscores the mount- 
ing concerns of some McCain 

Likely voters now back 
Obama 48-41 percent over 
McCain, a dramatic shift from 
an AP-GfK survey that gave 
the Republican a slight edge 
nearly three weeks ago, before 
Wall Street collapsed and sent 
ripples across worldwide mar- 
kets. On top of that, unrelated 
surveys show Obama beat- 
ing McCain in several battle- 
grounds, including Ohio, Flor- 
ida and Pennsylvania — three 
states critical in the state-by- 
state fight for the presidency. 

Several GOP strategists 

close to McCain's campaign 

I privately fret that his chances 

I for victory are starting to slip 

; away, 

Metrolink: An engi- 
neer is suspended 
for texting 

Southern California transit 
. official says a commuter train 

Derdse Tyrrell, right, spokesperson for Metrolink, breaks down during 
a press conference atStoneg Point Parkin Chatsworth, Calif., near the 
site of a deadly crashinvotumg a Metrolink train and a freight train 
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008. The day following the crash, Tyrrellmade a swift 
announcement blaming the engineer driving the Metroank train for fail- 
ing to stop at a red light and causing the head-on crash. (AP Photo/Los 
Angeles Times, Mel Melcon) 

engineer has been suspended 
for sending a text message 
around the time of a deadly 
collision involving another 

Metrolink board member 
Richard Katz said Wednesday 
that officials don't know whom 
the engineer was texting. The 
engineer has not been identi- 

The National Transporta- 
tion Safety Board says the en- 
gineer of the Metrolink train 
that crashed after running 
through a red signal was tex- 
ting while on duty. 

Robert Sanchez was the en- 
gineer of that train. It collided 
with a freight train this month 
and killed him and 24 other 

Possible Fossett ID, 
other items found in 

(AP) _ A hiker in rugged east- 
ern California found an I D and 
other items possibly belonging 
to Steve Fossett, the adventur- 
er missing more than a year 
since going on a pleasure flight 
in a borrowed plane, authori- 
ties said Wednesday. 

The items were found in the 
area of the town of Mammoth 
Lakes, Inyo National Forest 
spokeswoman Nancy Upham 

"We have some ID that has 
thename Steve Fossett," Mam- 
moth Lakes police Investiga- 
tor Crystal Schafer said "They 

were turned in to us and are 
in our possession." 

A hiker who found the 
ID and some cash came to 
the police department office 
Tuesday, Police Chief Randy 
Schienle told CNN. 

"The ID is well weath- 
ered," Schienle said. "We 
have heavy winters up 

A sweatshirt was also 
found in the area, but no 
wreckage was located, he 

Fossett disappeared Sept. 
3, 2007, after taking off in 
a single-engine plane bor- 
rowed from a Nevada ranch 
owned by hotel magnate 
Barron Hilton. A judge de- 
clared Fossett legally dead 
in February. 

This year's biggest search 
for Fossett focused on Ne- 
vada's Wassuk Range, more 
than 50 miles north of Mam- 
moth Lakes. That search end- 
ed last month. 

Mammoth Lakes is a com- 
munity at an elevation of more 
than 7,800 feet on the eastern 
flank of the Sierra Nevada, 
where peaks top 13,000 feet. 

Bailout passes Sen- 
ate, House foes soft- 

ter one spectacular failure, the 
$700 billion financial indus- 
try bailout found a second life 
Wednesday, winning lopsided 
passage in the Senate and 

gaining ground in the House, 
where Republicans opposition 

Senators loaded the eco- 
nomic rescue bill with tax 
breaks and other sweeteners 
before passing it by a wide 
margin, 74-25, a month before 
the presidential and congres- 
sional elections. 

In the House, leaders were 
working feverishly to convert 
enough opponents of the bill to 
push it through by Friday, just 
days after lawmakers there 
stunningly rejected an ear- 
lier version and sent markets 
plunging around the globe. 

The measure didn't cause 
the same uproar in the Senate, 
where both parries' presiden- 
tial candidates, Republican 
John McCain and Democrat 
Barack Obama, made rare ap- 
pearances to cast "aye" votes. 

In the final vote, 40 Demo- 
crats, 33 Republicans and 
independent Sen. Joe Lie- 
berman of Connecticut voted 
"yes." Nine Democrats, 15 
Republicans and independent 
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Ver- 
mont voted "no." 

The rescue package lets the 
government spend billions of 
dollars to buy bad mortgage- 
related securities and other 
devalued assets held by trou- 
bled financial institutions. If 
successful, advocates say, that 
would allow frozen credit to 
begin flowing again and pre- 
vent a deep recession. 





Chris Clouzet 

Religion Editor 

Finding our true identity in Christ 

Kenny Turpen 


I have an alter-identity. I 
put my regalia on, head out my 
door and take on the world. 
I'm not the Dark Knight or the 
Man of Steel, but I am a fan. 
I'm a sports fan. I identify 
myself with sports teams and 
I call them "mine." This alter- 
identity I have makes me want 
to put on "my team's" para- 
phernalia and devote time 
and energy into cheering for 
them. Every Sunday for the 
past month, I've devoted three 
hours to watching "my" foot- 
ball team play its games. The 
amount of time that I spend 
checking scores and reading 
sports articles is a fact that I 
do not want to know the an- 
swer to because I would be 
ashamed of the sports-to-God 
ratio in the use of my time. 

I am identified according 
to these sports teams I call 
"mine." You may know me as 
an Astros fan, aDall as Cowboys 
fan, or you can identify me as 
the guy who's helping do the 
Cowboys fan club on campus. 
I have an identity as a sports 
fan. For some students on this 
campus the only identity they 
have is their sports teams. 
They live to know more about 
their teams and to make sure 
you know who they're cheer- 
ing for. They dress up in their 
team's clothing purchased in 
on-line stores so that they can 
be identified with their team. 
But isn't there an identity 
more important than this? 

I am a child of God and 
that's the most important 
identity I can have. God, in the 
Bible, said, "Before I shaped 
you in the womb, I knew all 
i about you. Before you saw the 
light of day I had holy plans 
for you." God, our creator 
gave us an identity before we 
were even born. Before we 
were that twinkle in our mom 
and dad's eyes, He laid out a 
plan for our lives. His plan for 
our life, the things that shape 
who we are on this earth and 

our identity as a child of God, 
were put into motion long be- 
fore we were around. 

The sacrifice of Jesus Christ 
on the cross bought an identity 
that is more valuable than any 
piece of clothing will ever be. 
No pair of shoes, no designer 
purse, no top selling jersey, no 
ball cap could ever give us an 
identity more valuable than 
the blood-stained cross that 
we claim. We have a mes- 
sage written on our hearts, the 
Bible says, that is our identity. 
This message of being a child 
of God and being bought for a 
price gives us an identity that 
we should wear more proudly 
and more boldly than anything 
in our closet. 

This message 
of God and be- 
ing bought for 
a price gives us 
an identity that 
we should wear 
more proudly and 
more boldly than 
anything in our 

So why do we hide our iden- 
tity? Why are we ashamed of 
this message and this identity 
as a Christian? As a Seventh- 
day Adventist? Do you speak 
boldly of your God? Why do 
we try so hard to fit in with 
the world? We're different 
from the world and, believe 
it or not, our differences go 
deeper than eating Fri Chik 
and being vegetarian. "Aren't 
you guys those people who are 
strict vegetarians?" Or being 
confused as being part of the 
Mormon church, "Don't you 
guys go door-to-door and sell 
Bibles or something?" Have 
you ever heard these things? 

How about the people that 

don't know anything about 
Christianity? There are people 
who don't know what Chris- 
tians believe; or they have 
really confused ideas about 
who Christians are. I recently 
talked with a girl who claimed 
to be a "sort-of Christian." All 
her ideas on God were just 
conjecture and opinions based 
on ponderings. My identity as 
a Christian, to her, is a very 
disturbing thought. 

Your identity is this: You 
are a child of God. You live 
in a sinful world. Your God 
loved you so much that He 
sent His only Son down to this 
sinful world to live a perfect 
life and die a horrible death 
so that you could have salva- 
tion through that death. You 
have a message in your heart 
that God is asking to you share 
with the world. You have ex- 
perienced God's love for you 
and it is your responsibility to 
share your message with the 
world. How God has changed 
your life and how God has af- 
fected you is your identity. 

You know how you can 
sense when someone is being 
fake with you? The way they 
smile is off or you just get this 
sense that tells you they're 
not being real. They're hid- 
ing something from you that 
they either don't want you to 
know or that maybe they're 
ashamed of. It's these people 
that we don't want to spend 
time with. We don't want to 
be their friends because we 
can just sense that they'll nev- 
er let us know who they really 
are. When we hide our iden- 
tity as a child of God, what 
makes us any different from 
these people? 

Be proud of who you are 
as a child of God: Wear it on 
your sleeve and show it to the 
world. Let's be His "witness- 
es" to the world we live in and 
be proud of our true identity. 





Graphic by Christina Weilzel 

The Box 

Vanessa Cutz 


Over the years 
Worked so hard 
To build these walls 
For safety. 

One morning I 
Woke up to 
Find I was stuck 
In a box. 

Now I pound and 
Pound, knocking as 
Hard as I can: 
I am stuck. 

I worked so hard 
For these walls 
But I want to 
Tear them down. 

One at a time 
I must tear; 
Ever so slowly 
Down they come. 

And soon I will 

Be free of 

This box. 


Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

The fragmented tales of a roadside storyteller 

Sarah Hayhoe 

The Sunday weather was 
just cool enough to make us 
crave hot drinks. A friend and 
I ditched our textbooks, but 
before we made it inside the 
Mudd Puddle Cafe we saw a 
man sitting across Apison on 
the grass with a camouflage 
backpack on his lap and all 
his other earthly possessions 
assembled at his feet in an as- 
sortment of plastic bags. He 
wore several T-shirts under a 
denim jacket and stared at us 
as we approached. When he 
smiled, his face was almost as 
wrinkled as his clothes. This is 
his story. 

"William Grant. Leas' that's 
the name they traded minen 
fer at the hospital in Cincinna- 
ti, Ohio. I bought this pack. It's 
a nice pack. I don't need much. 
I jus' want what I'm entitled 

to. I just tell people I'm an 
ex-convict then they leave me 
alone. It doesn't matter, lose 
either way. I went into that 
government office building 
and raised hell. Somebody else 
gets my check and spends my 
money. I don't get my money, 
I just get jail time. Either way 
I lose. 

I visited the nuns there. 
I liked the nuns, but they 
switched my films with some- 
behdy else and somebehdy 
else is banking on my check, 
what I'm entitled to. I have 
a bullit in my back. Makes 
my arm not work sometimes. 
And when they pulled out my 
films, they said that they ain't 
a blasted thing wrong with me. 
Even sent me a letter from the 
government. I was supposed 
to get $488 a month after go- 
ing to West Point Hospital. 
After the in-between conflict. 

The one after Korea, before 
Vietnam. Hit from behind. The 
bullits ricocheted. West Point 
Hospital people, they saved 
my life. The place in Washing- 
ton D.C. couldn't do a thing 

"I just tell people 

I'm an ex-convict 

then they leave 

me alone." 

-William Grant 

for me. Nearly died. Couldn't 
get the bullit out though. Now 
all's I got is the state disabil- 
ity. One hundred eighty-eight 
dollars a month. People try 
to give me money. But I don't 
want anything from nobody. I 
got money. 

I go to the donut shop every 
morning. Can't taste anything 

anymore, but I go. Can't re- 
member much anymore, but 
I remember the one lady thah' 
serves me every morning. 
Thah's good. 

Couldn't stay with my 
daughter. She and my wife left 
for New Orleans. My daugh- 
ter's husband hit her. I saw 
her face all black on the side. 
He stopped when he saw me 
watching in the window, but 
he knew I saw. She didn't want 
me to leave, but I left in the 
night. Years ago. I don't re- 
member when. 

That Missouri check. Cleve- 
land, Ohio. Them nuns. I still 
visit them. Used to. Those re- 
ligious people never help. That 
priest just thinks I'm crazy. 
I take that Thormine in the 
liquid form at the drug store. 
It's for crazy people. Those 
religious people just pass me 
off to the next person. Don't 

need money. I've got money. 
That Missouri check... Ten- 
nessee isn't what it used to 
be." He paused and looked at 
us from under the heavy folds 
of his eyelids. "I might not re- 
member you, you know." He 
lifted the brown cowboy hat to 
scratch his creased forehead. 
"Maybe I'll remember, but... 
prob'ly not." 

After forty-five minutes, he 
still held the same cigarette 
butt in his left hand without 
having taken a single drag. 
On his knuckles ran letters in 
faded blue ink: H-A-T-E. He 
laughed in bitter tones above 
the traffic looking over the 
fields toward the veterans' 
memorial. I knew none of the 
statues there looked like Wil- 
liam Grant. 

A rebuttal of tired election cliches 

Chad Higglns 

I've heard it a million times 
before: "I don't want to vote for 
McCain, but I definitely don't 
want Obama either," or vice 
versa. It is not a new phenom- 
enon that the general popula- 
tion is not happy with the two 
choices we have been given for 
President. I distinctly remem- 
ber the same thing back in '04 
as well as previous elections. 

But recent polls show that 
60 percent of the population 
would like a different choice. 
Maybe this is so high because 
people understand that both 
main candidates argue over 
minutiae and then essentially 
agree on all the main issues. 
Honestly, I have a hard time 
deciding who is the lesser of 
two evils. 

And yet, that is how I am 
supposed to make my decision. 
- I have to choose who is going 
to run this country into the 
ground less, and if I happen 
to vote for someone in a party 
other than (gasp) the Demo- 

cratic or Republican, then I 
am wasting my vote. I'm sorry 
to anyone who has ever used 
the phrase, "waste your vote" 
in that sense. I refuse to buy it. 
In fact, I sincerely believe that 
there is no bigger waste of a 
vote than voting for someone 
who stands for things we op- 
pose. I am not telling you who 
to vote for, I am just going to 
tell you who not to vote for: 
Neither of them. 

The funny thing is that I 
am not a person who natu- 
rally leans in that direction. 
I remember as a kid thinking 
Ross Perot was weird, and I 
scoffed when I heard a man 
named Ralph Nader was run- 
ning for the Green Party. I'm 
pretty sure that qualifies me as 
a normal voter. I don't know 
what it is, but the media just 
has a subtle way of portray- 
ing those men and women as 
on the fringe. It has been dis- 
turbingly successful. The gen- 
eral population is locked into 
a mindset where voting on 
principle is idealistic and ul- 
timately pointless. But, if that 

60 percent of the population 
wanting another candidate got 
off their couches, registered 
and then voted on principle 
instead of peer pressure, the 
election outcomes would be 
very different. 

pretty much the same thing 
to say. "We all agree on four 
things that the main candi- 
dates aren't addressing, and 
we deserve to be included in 
the debates." Watch the en- 
tire press conference (which 

Several weeks ago all of 
the candidates currently on 
enough ballots to theoreti- 
cally secure the election held 
a press conference covered by 
C-Span. The astonishing thing 
about the meeting was that all 
the third party candidates had 

Photo by Marlin thorman 

can be found with a simple 
search on YouTube by typing 
in "third party press confer- 
ence" or similar keywords) to 
find out why they are excluded 
from mainstream presidential 

What's more amazing is 

that the things they agreed 
on weren't off the wall issues 
like national pet healthcare or 
wind powered cars. They were 
about issues like protecting a 
citizen's personal privacy and 
constraining the power of the 
Federal Reserve. The press 
conference gives us an idea of 
how often we are snowballed 
by the mainstream media and 
the established parties, and 
how little the pertinent top- 
ics are actually addressed. It 
seems we know less than we 
think. But if we hope to make 
an informed decision on Elec- 
tion Day it only makes sense 
that we should be familiar with 
ALL of the candidates and the 
positions they hold. 

We cannot hope for things 
to change or even for our re- 
public to survive if we aren't 
armed with the truth. While 
we need change, I believe that 
neither of the two favored can- 
didates offers any. (Would you 
like a bailout or a Bailout?) 
Don't waste your vote. You 
have more options. 




' THURSDAY, OCTOBER'2; ; 2008 

Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 


A fresh read (and why 1 don't like books) 

Rachel Hopkins 

ItpicTYin Fnrmw 

Reading is good for you. I 'm 
pretty sure they've done a lot 
of scientific studies about it, 
so it's totally a fact now. And 
a great way to read is out of a 
book. I think I remember lik- 
ing books, but once 1 got to 
college that all changed. I can 
thank my professors for that. 
Side note: I have a theory 
that involves teachers whose 
names begin with "Dr." and 
the amount of reading they 
require in class, but that's for 
another m'ticle. 

My point is this: reading 
out of a book is not as pleasur- 
able for me as it once was, and 
thafs why 1 love magazines. 
But reading magazines can be 
an iffy pastime as well. News- 
week stresses me out and Elle 
makes me feel like a poor, be- 
low average looking person. 
Is there a magazine out there 
that is intelligent AND light 
hearted? The answer is yes. 

Mental Floss Magazine is 
the perfect read for anyone 
who has a sense of humor and 
brain. Each issue includes a 
"Right Brain" section focus- 
ing on a work of liberal art (a 
book, painting, movie, song, 
etc) and "Left Brain" section 
focusing on a person, event 

or idea from the world of sci- 
ence and technology, and a 
scatterbrained section with 10 
pages of loosely related trivia 
organized into tiny articles. Is- 
sues also include a "Dead Guy 
Interview," which is a ficti- 
tious interview with a famous 
person from history, a ran- 
dom trivia quiz and "Spin the 
Globe," a section focuses on a 
different country each issue. 

My point is 

this, reading out 

of a book is not 

as pleasurable 

for me as it once 

- was, and that's 

why I love 

magazines. - 

Features are always at- 
tention grabbing and fun. 
Tales from the Dork Side: A 
Short History of Hacking, 
The Wildest Rides To The 
White House, and 37 Fads 
that Swept the Nation are few 
examples from past publica- 

Not only is the content in- 
teresting, but the magazine is 
also low on advertising. This 
is a plus while you're reading 

Get Your GrCCn On 

Vexation: All that waste 
from disposable plastic wa- 
ter bottles. Solution: Carry 
a permanent, washable wa- 
ter bottle. 

Implementation: You 
can get a hard plastic water 
bottle at the campus shop, 
or just about anywhere else 
for that matter. If you live 
in the dorm, look for bottles 
with large mouths so that 
they 11 be easier to clean. 

Clarification: Aside 
from the landfill issue, the 
energy wasted using bottled 
water could power 190,000 
homes, and the oil used in 
making all of the bottles for 
the U.S. could fuel 100,000 
cars. And if you've been us- 
ing Aquafina and Dasani to 
eat up your minimum, talk 
to campus ministries about 
projects that may need food 
donations instead. 

Info from 

but does result in a drawback. 
Mental Floss is a little pricier 
then your average checkout 
line read. A year's subscrip- 
tion will cost just over $20, 
but they only put out 6 is- 
sues a year (one issue every 
two months). Also, you won't 
find it in a store, not even at 
Barnes and Nobles, so a sub- 
scription is kind of necessary 
to enjoy it. 

Overall, Mental Floss is 
a fresh read that deserves a 
look. If you want to order a Mental Floss magazine 
subscription or just find out 
more, visit their website at 


of theWeek 

If you had a million dollars to pimp 
your room with, what would you do? 

"Put in a sunroof ceiling, a revolving closet and a water 

— Lori Foust 

"I'd get a really awesome couch... obviously I wasn't meant 
to be rich." 

—Chelsea Inglish 

"I would make it into a motorcycle shop/juice bar/mas- 
sage therapy and fitness center with Bose Speakers and a 
62-inch plasma TV to watch the Cowboys on (and everything 
would be in the Cowboys colors)!" 

—Alex Bolafios " 

"Install a hot tub, fish tank walls, indoor skydiving and 
four showerheads in my shower." 
—Nicole Ley 

"I'd buy a bunch of posters, a really nice bedspread and 
some curtains. That would be nice." 
—Bill Dudgeon 

"I would pay off my college debt and get a blown-up ver- 
sion of the receipt to hang on my wall." 
—Brandon Robison 


Not sure what to do this week- 
end? Here are a few ideas to 
get you headed in the right 

Jukebox Junction Fam- 
ily Theater 

Rock 'n' Roll Revue - '50s 
and '60s Music Memories 

Chattanooga Choo Choo, 
1400 Market St. 

7:30 p.m., Thursdays and 

$20 for adults ($13 for lo- 

Binational Hispanic 
Health Fair 

Coolidge Park Pavillion 
2-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 

Three Sisters Music Fes- 

Top Names in contemporary 
and traditional bluegrass. 
Ross's Landing 
'Till 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4 

Michael Ruble Concert 

Thomson-Boling Arena 
8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 
Ticket prices vary 

Hunter Museum of | 
American Art 

Free First Sunday 

10 Bluff View, Chattanooga 

Noon - 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct 
5 (and every first Sunday of the 


Atlanta Greek Festival 

Music, food, cooking demon- 
strations, dancing performanc- 
es, etc. 

Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 

Thursday, Oct. 2 throu#I 
Sunday, Oct. 5 



s ports 


Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

Futsol fantasy here to stay? 

Zack Livingston 

Seqeh Fniroa 

If you've been to a futsol 
game recently you wouldn't be 
able to tell that this is the first 
year it's been offered as an in- 
tramural sport. The' teams are 
very skilled and look natural 
in the three - court arena at 
lies P.E. Center. This year was 
simply a trial period, but with 
this fall's success, it looks like 
Futsol might be here to stay. 

In the women's league, 
Team Flyswatter took on 
Viva la Vida Wednesday eve- 
ning. Flyswatter jumped into 
the lead in the first half 3 to 
1 as the team's aggressive- 
ness proved tough to beat. 
Team Viva la Vida fought till 
the end, but were simply no 
match for Flyswatter power 
players Jennifer Espinoza and 
Lacey Edney. 

"We had a great team effort 
and we were in all the places 

we needed to be," said Flyswat- 
ter captain Silzie Vieira. "We 
stayed strong with Jennifer 
and Lacey's hustle throughout 
the game." 

Flyswatter finished the 
game with 6 to Viva la Vida's 
one point. Jennifer Espinoza 
and Lacey Edney combined 
for 4 of those 6 points as team 
Flyswatter swatted their way 
to victory. 

In the men's division, team 
Almost Fair faced team Farek 
in a brutal beating that left fut- 
sol fans amazed and nauseous. 
Team Farek's goal seemed to 
fall apart, while team Almost 
Fair fired 13 goals into the net. 

"The biggest key is that we 
took shots on every single op- 
portunity we had," said Al- 
most Fair goalie, Alex Barrien- 
tios. "Our offense is good, but 
defense is what makes us great 
and the other team didn't 
make me work at all." 

Although the game was 
painful to watch at times, 
it did display some stellar 
sportsmanship by Southern 
students. Team Farek failed 
to score a single goal, but still 
managed to pick up the pieces 
and cheer for the other team in 
the end. 

"I think that Jay has magical 
powers because that ball sticks 
to his feet somehow," said 
Grant Iverson, a senior math- 
ematics major. "Every time we 
took the ball from him, he still 
managed to have it." 

Thirteen to zero doesn't 
sound like a fair game to you 
does it? Then again, the team 
name is Almost Fair, so I guess 
it's okay. What 13 to o does say 
is that there is much room for 
improvement for some South- 
ern futsol players, and now 
that its most likely here to stay 
southern, students will get 
their chance to get better. 

The NFC East dominates NFL 

Davis Wallace 

We are already five weeks 
into the new NFL season and 
it is clear to see that the NFC 
East or the NFC beast is the 
best division in football. The 
defending Super Bowl cham- 
pions, the New York Giants 
have kicked off their season 
with a bang by going a perfect 
3-0 up to this point. Their 
offense is currently ranked 
E fourth in the league with 400 
total yards per game. Their 
defense, which played a huge 
factor in their Super Bowl win 
over New England back in 
February, is ranked fourth in 
total yards given up per game 

tat 252. 
Second in this profound 
division stand the 3-1 Wash- 
ington Redskins. Lead by 
rookie Head Coach Jim 2brn, 
Washington looked like they 
were still in training camp 
when they lost to the Giants 
on opening night. However, 
since week one they have won 

three straight games scoring at 
least 24 points in each game. 
Similar to the Washington 
Redskins, the defending NFC 
East champions, Dallas Cow- 
boys sit at a 3-1 record. They 
have weapons up and down 
the offensive side of the ball, 
which is why they rank third 
in points (30 per game), sec- 
ond in total yards (416 per 
game) and third in passing 
yards (292 per game.) The 
fourth and last team in the 
NFC East standings is the 2-2 
Philadelphia Eagles. They had 
an impressive victory over the 
Pittsburgh Steelers early this 
season, and look to compete 
all year with the other three 
NFC East teams. However, 
the one downfall with the Phil- 
adelphia Eagles has been their 
receiver core. This year they 
rank fifth in passing yards per 
game at 276. They can still al- 
ways count on their great de- 
fense with their blitz packages 
which is why they rank first in 
rush defense and third in to- 

tal yards given up per game at 

Still not convinced that this 
is the best division in foot- 
ball? Well Dallas' Tony Romo, 
Philadelphia's Donovan Mc- 
Nabb, New York's Eli Man- 
ning and Washington's Jason 
Campbell all have a QB rating 
of 91 or more. Running backs 
Marion Barber, Brian West- 
brook, Brandon Jacobs, and 
Clinton Portis all have at least 
160 rushing yards with at least 
a touchdown (along with solid 
backups.) Finally, the Cow- 
boys, Eagles and Giants are 
3-0 against AFC foes this year. 
In the end, only three teams 
out of this potent division can 
make the playoffs. So from 
here on out every division 
game between any two of these 
teams will be a must win. Over 
the past two seasons at least 
three out of the four NFC East 
teams have made the playoffs. 
This year, I see the road to Su- 
per Bowl XLIII going through 
at least 2 NFC east teams. 

Intramurals Schedule 

Men's A league 

10/2 6 PM Team Fresco/WeGetTheRuns Field 2 

10/2 10 PM Just-Plavin/Mighty Professors Field 2 

10/2 9 PM Mud Hens/Rebels Field 3 

Men's B leagues 

10/2 6 PM Sign-Up Bi/Crazy-Aces 

Men's B2 League 

Field 3 

10/2 10 PM Dollar Zone/B2 A's 

Women's A league 

10/2 6 PM BB/Lunachicks 
10/2 10 PM BB/Lunachicks 

Women's B leag ue 

Field 1 
Field 1 

10/2 8 PM Pink Ladies/Hot Tamales Field 1 

10/2 8 PM Underdogs/Ultimatum Field 2 

10/2 9 PM No Fear/Kung Fu Pandas Field 2 

Photo by Hollie Macomber 

Josh Carithers, Mitchell Deacon, Liesel Schram, Lauren Caradonna, Chris 

Beddoe, Kirsten Woleott, and Jessie Ewing show off their awardsfrom the 

Chattanooga Race for the Cure. 

Race for the Cure results 

Chris Beddoe 
Kyle Benge 
Josh Carithers 



29 Mitchell Deacon 



ifi-19 Oy prp" Nams 

61 Kirsten Woleott 

2 96 Jessica Ewing 

3 206 Liesel Schram 

«j q-S4 Overall Name 


107 BrandiDonan 




Food Drive: | NOW through 
Nov. 21, Psi Chi will be hosting 
a food drive to benefit the Sa- 
maritan Center. Six donation 
bins are located throughout 
campus in Talge, Thatcher, 
Thatcher South, the Village 
Market, the Dining Hall and 
Summerour. Donations will 
benefit families in need 
throughout the holiday sea- 
son. What better way to help 
use up those extra dollars on 
your meal plan before the end 
of the semester? Please be gra- 
cious and donate a few NON- 
PERISHABLE food items be- 
tween now and Nov. 21 and 
help make someone's holiday 
season a little happier. 
Enrollment Services Open 
House | Come, meet and fel- 
lowship with the Enrollment 
Services staff on Wednesday, 
Oct. 8, 2008 from 5:30 - 6:3op 
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. (Enrollment Ser- 
vices staff includes Student Fi- 
nance Counselors, Enrollment 
Counselors, Admissions Staff 
and others.) 

Sunbelt Cohutta Springs 
Triathlon | The 25th Annual 
Sunbelt Cohutta Springs Tri- 
athlon will take place on Oct. 5 
at Cohutta Springs Conference 
Center. For further details visit 
the website: 
triathlon. Registration is from 
10:30-11:458. Race instruc- 
tion is at noon. Race begins 

Wanted | Non-art major stu- 
dents who would like to display 
their work in an exhibit at Mc- 
Kee Library during the month 
of November. Plan ahead, 
bring your work to the library 
following mid-semester break. 
For additional info call #2727 
or contact aalvarez@southem. 
edu or dimemmo@southern. 
edu This is your opportunity 
to display your artistic talents. 
(Art majors have opportu- 
nity to exhibit throughout the 

December Graduates | 
must order graduation rega- 
lia and invitations at www. 

I Inrnming pvpnts calendar: 

October 3 

3P -We-Pod: Leadership training 
(Campus Ministries Seminar Room) 

7:22p - Sunset 

8p - InTents Vespers - Peter Gregory 
(Tent by Wood Hall) 

October 4 

9:30-10:153 - Continental Breakfast 
(Collegedale Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15a - Saltworks Sabbath School 
(Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Collegedale 
Church Fellowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel Chapel- 

Adoration - John Nixon (Collegedale 

11:30a - Connect - Alex Bryan (Col- 
legedale Academy) 

11:45a - Renewal- John Nixon (Col- 
legedale Church) 

t:3"-5P _ Cave Open (Student Park) 

2:30p - Brazilian Club Evangelism 
(Meet in front of Wright Hall) 

3:30 . - Adventist Theological Soci- 
ety Meeting- Dr. Stephen Bauer "Anne 
Hutchinson, Assurance, and Adventist 
Theology" (Lynn Wood Hall Chapel) 

4p - Relationship/Sex Forum: Lee 
Nevils - (Collegedale Church) 

4:3op - Hurricane Ike Benefit Con- 
cert-One Praise Gospel Choir (Tent by 
Wood Hall) 

7p - Evensong - Reader: Ray Min- 
ner, Organist: Stephen Thorp (Church) 

8:30p - All Night Softball Tourna- 
ment (Ballfields) 

la - Non-Participants in the Softball 
Tournament must be signed into the 
Residence Halls 

October 5 

10:30-11:458 - Registration and Ma- 
terial Pick Up (Cohutta Springs Young 

i2p - Race Instructions Begin (Cohut- 
ta Springs Youth Camp) 

i2:3op - Cohutta Springs Triathlon 
(Cohutta Springs Youth Camp) 

7:30p - Symphony Orchestra Con- 
cert (Collegedale Church) Convocation 

October 6 

LSAT Exams (Lynn Wood) 
No Field Trips or Tours 
i-6p - Makeup Senior Picture Ses- 
sion (Student Center) 
3.30P - Undergraduate Council 

October 7 

No Field Trips or Tours 

8:3oa-4p - Florence Oliver Anderson 
Nursing Seminar (Collegedale Church) 

i2p - Student Organizations Advisers 
Meeting (Presidential Banquet Room) 

6p - Tornado Siren Test 
7 & lop - Residence Hall Joint Wor- 
ship (Thatcher Hall) 

October 8 

No Field Trips or Tours 

5p - "Faces of Power" Museum Open- 
ing (Hackman Hall) 

5:30-6:30p - Enrollment Services 
Open House (Wright Hall Lobby) 

7p - Museum Lecture (Hackman 

7:l5p - SA Senate (White Oak Room) 

8-9:30p - Inreach: Cookie Brigade 
(Thatcher South) 

October 9 

National Depression Screening Day 

No Field Trips or Tours 

Southern Union Gymnastics Clinic 

Society of Adventist Communicators, 
Denver, CO 

PreVTewSouthern 101 

11a - Latin American Heritage, Con- 
vocation Credit! 

3:3op Graduate Council (Robert Mer- 
chant Room) 

5:45p - Club/Dept. Treasurer's Ori- 
entation (Presidential Banquet Room) 

7p - Modern Languages Film Series 
(Miller Hall #201) 

7:3op - Dr. Lee Spencer presents his 
study on paleontology (McKee Library) by the Oct. 
28 deadline. All graduation 
seniors for December or May 
arerequired to turn in a senior 
contract to the Records & Ad- 
visement Office. 

First Aid and CPR certifi- 
cation classes | will be held 
on Oct. 6 & 7 from 4-7P each 
evening in Summerour Hall 
Room 107. The instructor is 
Steve Bontekoe. Fee is $25 
for one or both classes, cash 
or check only, to be paid at the 
beginning of class. Partici- 
pants must preregister by Oct. 
3 at 1st floor bulletin board in 
Summerour Hall. Final class- 
es for this fall offered Sunday, 
Nov. 16, 9:ooa-4:oop. 
McKee Library | now opens 

at 7:45a, Monday through Fri- 

Senior class organization 
meeting | is Tuesday, Oct. 14, 
at 11:00a in 333 Brock 1 Hall. 
Come and elect your officers 
and sponsors. Convocation 
credit will be given. 
DEEP Weekend-On i Sab- 
bath, Oct. 11 Oakwood Univer- 
sity is coming to worship with 
us in the Collegedale Seventh- 
Day Adventist Church. They 
will be joining us for the 11:45a 
Renewal service. John Nixon 
is preaching on last day events 
and Oakwood's choir, The 
Aeolians, will be performing 
for the service. Also, Oakwood 
will have musical groups that 
will be performing in the lawn 
concert at the Goliath Wall 
that afternoon. Join us in wel- 
coming the students from our 
sister institution through wor- 

ship, fellowship and praise. 


October 3 

Andrea Keele, Autumn Red- 
mond, Bethany Iuliano, Betty 
Garver, Brian Hustad, Christy 
Kurtz, Curtis Prevo, Gene 
Stewart, Jonathan Bussey, 
Kendra Avila, Kimberly 
Brown, Kristine Barker, Rai- 
sel Valcarcel, Thomas Heindl 
October 4 

Bethany Norton, David Huis- 
man, Gabriele Bourgeois, Jor- 
dan Netzel, Larry Fish, Lor- 
raine Park 
October 5 

Ann Reynolds, Bethany Cano- 
sa, Christopher Bispham, Dan- 
iel Olson, David Solis, Gareath 
Murray, Rachel Martin, Ryan 
Rogers, Victoria Davis 

October 6 

Cindy Johnson, Corey Mann, 
Jared Manasco, Jason Ortega, 
Katie Longo, Kyle Khadar, 
Nick Clark, Sarah Sinz, Will 
October 7 

Ashley Creech, Bekah Reyn- 
olds, Beth Narmore, Bethany 
Clark, Brittany Cinquemani, 
Dennis Steele, John Holbrook, 
Keith Coon, Nathan Pizar, 
Steven Doucoumes, Timothy 
October 8 

Crystal James, Jake Rocke, 
Janessa Rogers, Lauren Kel- 
Iey, Luke Miller, Tristan Shaw 
October 9 

Amanda Bailey, Amanda Val- 
ladares, Dusty Sauder, Kevin 
Barnhurst, Linda Williams, 
Robert Dykes, Vernita Knoch, 
Zaire Burgess Robinson 




Guitar Lessons | Be a rock 
star! Affordable guitar les- 
sons, both group and indi- 
vidual. Beginners and in- 
termediate, flexible times. 
Email Rika for more info at 

Seeking female house- 
mate | Looking for a female 
to live with 3 other girls l mile 
from Southern. Private room, 
shared bath, wireless Internet, 
cable, dining room, kitchen, 
mud room, living room, porch 
and big back yard $20o/mo. 
plus water and utilities. Call 
Melanie at 423-667-7564. 

Marissa's Bakery | What do 
you enjoy eating Friday eve- 
ning for supper? Do you starve 
on Sabbath mornings when 
the cafe is closed? How about 
some fresh banana bread? 
delicious blueberry muffins? 
Savory Cinnamon Rolls? If so, 
call 916-847-9495, or email 
edu with your order by 4 p.m. 
every Thursday afternoon 

Dell Axim X5 pocket PC | 

300 mhz, lG extended mem- 
ory. Never been used. Got left 
in a box during move. Will sell 
for $35. Contact Jonathan at 

Rooms for rent | 2 rooms 
for rent for female students. 
Located 7 miles from Colleg- 
edale, 3 miles from Ooltewah. 
Access to kitchen, laundry, 
cable and wireless Internet. 
Quiet home in the country 
with large deck. Available im- 
mediately for $85 a week. Call 
Angela cell: 423-280-3243 
Home: 423-238-1490. 

Schwinn World Sport 
Road Bike | $60 - Call An- 
drew at 423-236-7243. 

Like Working Outdoors? 

I Need an experienced farm 
hand man who can help take 
care of our property 4 miles 
from campus: 

Will require mowing, chain 
saw work, weed eating, burn- 
ing, and other lawn care du- 


Better Ingredients. 
Better Pizza. 

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Win.. i?unes . Music . 

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Send your classifieds to: 

ties. Equipment 

and gas supplied. $10.00 

dollars per hour. Must be 

committed, consistent, and 

reliable. Call Patrick at 706- 


Scooter for sale | 2004 Ves- 
pa ET-4, 15OCC Scooter with 
only 375 miles! 

Like new, hardly used, pearl 
white metallic, rear storage 

3 Vespa helmets included, re- 
cently serviced, new battery. 
Excellent gas mileage. 

Asking $2,750.00 Serious in- 
quiries only please Call 706- 

For Sale | 2000 VW Golf rear 
bumper. Black, in good condi- 
tion. Whether you need a new 
real - bumper for your VW or 
just a big chunk of ABS plastic 
for an art project, I need this 
thing gone , $30. Call Jonathan 

Mountain Hardwear jack- 
et I Mens medium, windstop- 
per fleece, dark green, a great 

jacket for the weather right 
now, worn a few times over 
the last 2 years, $60. Call Jon- 
athan 605-8437. 

Media Viewer for sale| 

MyVu pmv-i003i "solo edi- 
tion" personal media viewer 
(video glasses) - for 5th gen 
iPod video only. Watch movies 
on your iPod without straining 
to see the tiny screen, $60. 
Call Jonathan 605-8437. 

just can't get enough? 

The Southern Accent is now online at 

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Adam Wamack 

Humor Editor 

"^Now's their chance! How should the beets 
escape? Vote ® 




InTents meeting's speaker Peter 
— Gregory! 

Legendary actor and renowned, 
creative-philanthropist Paul 
Newman's death at age 83. 

Senators McCain and Obama's 
first national debate. 

The debate being live on Friday 
night during vespers. Did anyone 
record it?* 

ZZ\ LAC night's decorations and skit: 
— !j well done and hilarious! 

Economy low enough to render a Ap- \ 
$700 billion bailout and the pos- 0~ < 
sibility of affecting student loans. ^-r*f 


Thursday night's Vice Presi- 
dential debate. Finish your 
homework and watch it! 

*7b view the entire debate go to 

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l. Women should appreci- 
ate the length of a man's tie; 
he probably had to do it like 
four times, and because tying 
it four times took him like a 
quarter hour. 

Men should appreciate 
the style of woman's hair; 
she probably had to do it like 
four times, and because doing 
a quarter of it took like four 

2. It happens once a week, 
you meet new people, you 
dress differently than at any 
other time of the week, and 
someone is always missing. 
What is it? 

A. Vespers 

B. a fire drill 

C. both A and B 

D. neither 

* IF you chose D, than you are the 
one who is always missing at both. 


"Only two things are infi- 
nite, the universe and human 
stupidity, and I'm not sure 
about the former." 

-Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 

"Insanity in individuals 
is something rare — but in 
groups, parties, nations, and 
epochs it is the rule." 

-Friedrich Nietzsche (1844- 

"A lie gets halfway around 
the world before the truth has 
time to get its pants on." 

-Sir Winston Churchill 

"I think it would be a good 
-Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) 

when asked what he thought 
about Western Civilization. 


Public vehicle-registration 
records reveal: John and Cin- 
dy McCain own 13 cars; Ba- 
rack and Michelle Obama own 
one... and it's a hybrid. 

"I'm not a member of any 
organized political party, I'm a 

-Will Rogers (1879-1935) 

"Democracy is being al- 
lowed to vote for the candidate 
you dislike least." 

-Robert Eugene 

Byrne, Grand Chess Master | 

"Rarely is the question 
asked: Is our children learn- 

-George W. Bush | 
(July 6, 1946—) 


Thursday, October 9, 2008 




not certified 

Emily Young 


Although there are few reg- 
ulations for lifeguard qualifica- 
tions at events like triathlons, 
some studentparticipants were 
unnerved to find that only two 
of the 18 people lifeguarding 
at the Cohutta Springs Sunbelt 
Triathlon on Sunday were cer- 
tified lifeguards. 

"I wasn't worried about my- 
self, but I know they're a lot 
of people who decided to do 
it last-minute," said Brittany 
Gimbel, a senior nursing ma- 
jor. "Two guards can't look out 
for 250 swimmers." 

Robert Benge, professor 
for the School of PE, Health & 
Wellness, has been recruiting 
lifeguards for the triathlon for 
11 years, and each year pulls 
some of them from his current 
lifeguarding class. If the stu- 
dents pass their physical test 
at the end of the quarter they 
will become certified guards. 
According to the United States 
Lifesaving Association there 
are no guidelines requiring 
certified lifeguards to be pres- 
ent at such events. 

"They're not yet certi- 
fied but they're pretty close," 

Ancient coins come to Southern 

Archeological Museum features 'Faces of Power' exhibit 

Emu Kay 

Staff WBrrre 

Lynn H. Wood Archeo- 
logical Museum opened its 
doors to unveil the new "Faces 
of Power: Ancient Coins of 
the Biblical World" exhibit 
Wednesday night. 

This is the first temporary 
exhibit the museum has host- 
ed since its opening in 2004. 
It displays 600 years of history 
spread throughout 50 coins 
from Greece, Rome, Turkey, 
Syria, Lebanon and Israel," 
according to the archeology 

"I thinkit's amazing, an out- 
standing work," said Dr. Alan 
Parker, an associate profes- 
sor of the School of Religion. 
"There are coins here that are 
very valuable." 

Most of the coins in the ex- 
hibit were provided on loan to 
the Museum. The six sets of 
donors were thanked by Dr. 
Michael Hasel, curator of the 
Lynn H. Wood Archaeological 
Museum, at a special program 
in Lynn Wood Hall. Also fol- 
lowing the museum opening 
was a lecture entitled "Faces 
of Power: Portraiture in the 
Greco-Roman World," which 

The Faces Of Power exhibit featured c 

was given by Dr. Jasper Gaunt, 
curator of Greek and Roman 
art at the Michael C. Carlos 
Museum at Emory University. 
In order to make way for the 
new exhibit, the museum had 
to undergo some renovations. 
A total of about $20,000 was 
spent on furniture and mar- 
keting, said Justo Morales, 

i the ancient BibHcal world. 

museum coordinator. 

"They've done an outstand- 
ing job of finding ways of dis- 
playing coins to show the his- 
torical context," said Dr. Bob 
Young, senior vice president 
of academic administration. 
"Congratulations to Dr. Hasel 
and Justo on a really scholarly 
and accessible display of the 

Photo By Ashley Cheney 

While visitors seemed to 
enjoy the exhibit, turnout was 
less than expected. Of the 
1,500 invitations sent out only 
118 people toured the museum 
between 5 p.m. and 7 p. m. 

For those who missed the 
opening, the exhibit will be on 
display until May 3, 2009. 

Depression booth 

Khrisna Virgil 

Sntr Wmrtj 

Southern is offering help for 

t National Depression Screen- 

l Day by offering depression 

screening today from 10 a.m. 

to 4 p.m. in the Student Cen- 

"Last year I stopped by the 
booths that were set up in the 
Student Center and took a 
screening on my way to class," 
said Marisa Hutchinson, a 
junior health science major. 
"It was quick and easy. After- 
ward, I could better manage 
my stress levels." 

The National Depression 
Screeningbooths will be set up 

in the Student Center where 
counselors will be available to 
answer questions and assist 
with the screenings. Informa- 
tional pamphlets will also be 

The National Depression 
Screening Project sponsors 
National Depression Screen- 
ing Day every October. South- 
ern has been participating in 

the program for more than 
five years in an effort to help 
its student body. 

Everyone on campus can 
benefit from depression 
screening because at some 
point everyone experiences 
stress or stress related condi- 
tions, according to the Nation- 
al Center for Health Statistics. 
The screening takes about 10 

minutes and allows candidates 
to see what stress levels they 
are at by answering yes or no 

"We encourage everyone to 
come and find out how much 
coEege is affecting your life," 
said Liane De Souza, transi- 
tion services coordinator. 













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Southern hosts DEEP Sabbath 

Hannah Kuntz 

f"" fra-ma 

Southern prepares to host 
more than 300 students from 
Oakwood University during 
DEEP Sabbath this weekend. 

This year's DEEP Sab- 
bath, the bi-annual event that 
brings Oakwood and Southern 
together for a time of unity 
and worship, marks the eighth 
year it has been held at South- 
ern. Doug Baasch, student as- 
sociation president, said DEEP 
Sabbath symbolizes a cross 
pollination between Oakwood 
and Southern. It also helps to 
foster good relations between 
the two universities 

"I hope Southern students 
will really welcome [Oakwood] 
to our campus and show them 
how generous we can be here," 
Baasch said 

On Sabbath, Oakwood 
will take part in the Renewal 
church service, as well as con- 
tribute to the lawn concert. 
The theme on Sabbath will be 
the last day events of Matthew 
24: rumors of war and believ- 
ers betraying each other as 
their love for God grows cold. 
"The whole idea is to be the 
[opposite] of that situation and 
be a community that is united 
in getting ready for those last 
day events," said Eduardo 
Comejo, a senior theology 
major who is helping to orga- 
nize the event. 

John Nixon, senior pastor 
at Collegedale Church, who 
also previously pastored at 
Oakwood, is looking forward 
to speaking for Deep Sabbath. 

'I find that the students 
on both campuses, in terms 
of spiritual enthusiasm and 
needs, are very similar," Nixon 
said. "I don't feel like I need to 
differentiate between them. 
I'm very comfortable speaking 
to both communities." 

In light of Deep Sabbath, 

Do not 
accept the 
racial divisions 
that the church 
has created in 
North America. 

-John Nixon 

Nixon also encourages stu- 
dents to nurture their church 
relationships, regardless of 
cultural lines that are drawn 
inside the church. 

"Do not accept the institu- 
tional racial divisions that the 
church has created in North 
America," Nixon advised stu- 

The church service will in- 
clude various skits, as well as 
musical performances from 
Southern, and Oakwood' s 
choir, the Aeolians. 

"I hope it really inspires 
[students] to see Southern and 
Oakwood leading out in the 
worship service," Baasch said. 
Cornejo asked that South- 
em students try to sit in the 
overflow rooms to ensure 
that Oakwood students are 
able to participate inside 
the sanctuary. 


Club promotes recycling at triathalon 

Staff Wmtm 

The Green Initiative Club 
collected plastic bottles at the 
Sunbelt Triathlon in Cohutta 
Springs, Ga. last Sunday. 

The club's goal is to edu- 
cate and inform everyone on 
campus about the proper way 
to recycle, said Club President 
Esther Nooner, a junior speech 
pathology major. 

"Don't be bad, be green," 
said Denny Nooner, Esther 
Nooner's father. Nooner sup- 
plied the plastic recycling bins 
for the race. 

Megan Sutherland, club vice 
president and a sophomore 
non-profit administration and 
development major, said the 
Triathlon was educational for 
people at the race as well as for 
the club. 

"Recycling is a lot easier 
said than done, but after this 

experience we know what to 
recycle now," Sutherland said. 
The club had expected plastic 
bottles to be the main item 
to be recycled at the race, but 

ii Don't be * 
bad, be green! 7 ' 

-Denny Nooner 

they found that paper cups 
were used more. 

However, the club's efforts 
were not in vain. They set up 
a "Green Initiative" booth to 
introduce and promote their 
recycling plan to the commu- 
nity. The club also sold green 
reusable water bottles to dis- 
courage disposable water bot- 
tle use. 

The Green Initiative Club 
is also active on a govern- 
ment level. Nooner and Advi- 
sor Crystal Stitzer attended 

their first city council meet- 
ing on Wednesday, Sept. 24. 
The plan to create a recycling 
program for Collegedale was 
introduced to the city com- 
missioner and meeting at- 
tendees. They were willing to 
participate and gave positive 
feedback, Nooner said. 

"The reason why there is no 
recycling on campus right now 
is because there is no where to 
take it," Sutherland said 

Due to lack of demand, 
Collegedale has neglected to 
have a city-wide recycling 
plan. Without a city plan, it is 
cheaper and easier to throw 
everything away. The club's 
goal is to reverse this and raise 

"Without Southern Adven- 
tist University's participation, 
the city of Collegedale cannot 
sustain the program," Suther- 
land said. "Itis up to Southern 
to start the movement." 

Cohutta triathlon celebrates 25th year 



e Student Voice Since 1926 

VoL 64. Issue 5 

Thursday, October 9, 2008 

Monika Bliss 













Laure Chamberlain 

Alison Quiring 
Staff Writer 

This year marks the 25th 
anniversary for the Sunbelt 
Cohutta Springs Triathlon that 
took place on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 
the Cohutta Springs Conven- 
tion Center in Crandall, Ga . 

"I'm for anything that will 
get people physically active," 
said Robert Benge, co-director 
for the event and a professor 
of Physical Education, Health 
& Wellness at Southern. The 
race began promptly at 12:30 
p.m. with four different age 
groups ranging from 11-65, 
doing a half mile swim, an 18 
mile bike and a four mile run. 
There were more than 300 
participants registered for the 
triathlon. However, the race 
did not require that one per- 
son complete all three events 
themselves. There were some 
teams that competed to finish 
the event together. 

Many people participate in 
the triathlon for different rea- 
sons. Some because they want 
to win, others for a challenge 
and still others just want to get 

"I definitely enjoy exercis- 
ing, but more importantly 
is having a goal and being 
able to use it for motiva- 
tion," said Sarah Hayhoe, a 

t the Cohutta Springs £ 

senior English and interna- 
tional studies major. "Also 
being there with friends and 
the community." 

This year and last year's 
races have had the largest 
amount of participants and 
spectators in the history of 
this triathlon. The Sunbelt 
Triathlon started in 1983 and 
the original race set-up was 
very different, Benge said. He 
described how the half mile 
swim would go from the cur- 
rent lake to another one across 
from it. Participants would 
have to get on their bikes and 
ride from Cohutta Springs to 
Southern, which is about 40 

miles, then a four mile run 
around the campus. In 1989. 
Benge selected the current lay- 
out, which takes place down at 
the Convention Center. Benge 
has been in charge of the lay- 
out and logistics since 1999. 
when he started working with 
the triathlon. 

At the close of the event, a 
small awards ceremony took 
place where the top scoring 
participants from numerous 
categories received trophies- 
The triathlon is an event that 
promotes physical activity and , 
"people should do it because j 
they can," Hayhoe said 






New composition coordinator 
in the English department 

Melissa Couser 

SM" Wmtfr 

Southern alumna, Keely 
Taiy, has returned to be the 
English department's new col- 
lege composition program co- 

Tary grew up in the Col- 
legedale area, and her father, 
Henry Ruhlman, is a physics 
professor at Southern. She 
graduated from Southern in 
1997 with a, double major in 
English and German, and said 
coming back to Southern is 
just like coming home. 

"Teachers who are still here 
today taught me so much," 
Tary said. "I'm excited to pass 
on everything I learned from 
them to my students." 

In the past two years, there 
have been several openings in 
the English department, and 
the staff prayed to find the 
right person. Tary was chosen 

and moved back to Southern 
this summer from Florida 
Hospital College to take the 

"[We] were looking for 
someone to teach writing ex- 
clusively," said Dr. Jan Halus- 
ka, English department chair, 
"and [Tary] was an answer to. 
prayer led to us by the Lord" 

Tary will oversee and 
schedule all Composition 101 
and 102 classes, which are re- 
quired for all students enrolled 
at Southern. 

Tary said her goal is to build 
better bridges to help students 
learn how to write. "We want 
to prepare students to write 
well in any field, no matter 
what their major," Tary said. 

Some students taking com- 
position are excited about the 

. "I really love [her class]," 
said Lisa Calloway, a freshman 

Keely Tory 

biology major. "She's really 
good at communicating with 

Tary said that so far her ex- 
perience at Southern has been 
positive and she enjoys her 
classes and students. 

"I just love it [here]," Tary 
said. "The students are won- 
derful and seem to have a real- 
ly great focus on spirituality." 

New biology trails user-friendly 

Rose-Merlyn Louis 

Staff Wbitfb 

With the Hulsey Wellness 
Center still under construc- 
tion, Students can take their 
workouts outside and enjoy 
the new trails offered on the 
Biology Trail. This past week 
Keith: Snyder, chair of the bi- 
ology; department, introduced 
the new maps for the biology 

The new trails are more us- 
er-friendly and color-coordi- 
nated, Snyder said. The trails 
feature four general areas that 
are marked by different sym- 
bols as well as different colors 
from the old trails. 

"We wanted to make it 
easier, for people to navigate 
through the trails and not get 
lost," Snyder said. 

Snyder said the trail is 10 
miles: long and is the largest 
undeveloped piece of land in 
Hamilton County. 

"With the addition of trail 
markers throughout trail, I'll 
probably use the trail more of- 
ten," said Arelie Ruiz, a junior 
history major. 

Snyder said the trails took 
over six months to construct 
with the help of hired workers 

A section of the biology trail. 

and volunteers. 

Currently, a large map of the 
trails is located outsided the 
outdoor education building. 
However, in the future Sny- 
der said he hopes in to have 
maps available to the students 
and faculty, for better hiking 


Carlene Miranda, a sopho- 
more general studies major, 
said she is pleased to hear that 
the trails are color-coordinat- 
ed and easier to use. She looks 
forward to hiking on them 

Interest in ACA increases 

Jennifer Meyer 

Staff Wbitfb 

This year a record num- 
ber of Southern students are 
studying abroad through the 
Adventist Colleges Abroad 
program. This year 34 stu- 
dents are participating, up 
from 21 students last year. 

Dr. Carlos Parra, dean of the 
School of Modem Languages, 
believes the increase is due to 
more promotion on campus 
about the ACA programs and 
the fact that students are see- 
ing the benefits of studying 

"Students are going because 
they want to be involved in an 
abroad experience," he said. 

Parra said other benefits 
include students being able to 
travel while having the oppor- 
tunity to learn a language and, 
in many cases, earn general 
education credits. In addition 
their experience can be helpful 
in any career since many em- 
ployers now look for bilingual 
candidates when considering 
job applications, Parra said 

"I got my Spanish credits, 
almost enough to complete my 
major," said Adam Wamack, 

a senior history and Spanish 
major who studied in Argenti- 
na. "Being bilingual will allow 
more options forme." 

While the interest in study- 
ing abroad is rising at South- 
ern, it is not a noticeable trend 
in Adventist schools all over 
the country. 

According to Odette Ferrei- 
ra, director of theACA pro- 
gram, the last few years have 
shown an increase in some 
areas, but not overall. While 
some schools, such as South- 
ern, have shown increases in 
numbers, most have not. 

In general, the amount of 
students studying in Euro- 
pean schools has decreased, 
while the amount going to 
South America has increased. 
Ferreira attributes this to the 
strength of the euro making ■ 
European travel more expen- 

Enrollment in the ACA pro- 
grams could continue to rise 
at Southern because several 
other departments, such as 
history and business, are now 
encouraging students to spend 
a year abroad to help prepare 
for their careers. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

Benge said 

Fourteen of the lifeguards 
at the race were students 
from Benge's class, but not 
all of those taking the class 
felt capable to guard without 

"I didn't feel comfortable 
lifeguarding when I wasn't a 
certifiedguard," said Jonathan 
Goff, a junior allied health ma- 
jor who is currently in Benge's 
lifeguarding class. Goff decid- 
ed not to guard at the triathlon 
for this reason. "We've done 
the written part of the exam, 
but we haven't done the skills 
part yet. I think that 1 s the most 
important part." 

However, Benge feels con- 
fident that the guards on duty 
Sunday would have been able 
to perform a rescue if needed 

"I am a lifeguard instructor, 
so if I say they're ok, they're 
ok," Benge said "Everybody in 
this county comes to me to get 

certified, so what I say goes." 

Gimbel was confused as to 
why Benge does not choose 
certified lifeguards from those 
at Southern. "I know a lot of 
people at Southern who 1 are 
certified," she said. \ 

Benge said he trusts! his 
students more than certified 
lifeguards that he hasn't seen 

; I am a 
so if I say 
they're ok, 
they're ok. j 

-Robert Benge 

in the water. "Just because 
someone has a piece of paper 
doesn't mean they can save a 
life." ■; 




Student representatives 
for council not yet chosen 

Many students have never 
heard of the undergraduate 
council, which decides what 
general classes undergradu- 
ate students need to take and 
graduation requirements. This 
council affects the everyday 
life of every student, no mat- 
ter class standing, gender or 

Southern's Academic Ad- 
ministration Handbook says 
the responsibility of the un- 
dergraduate council is, "To 
recommend the addition of 
new study programs and the 
termination of unneeded pro- 

There has been much con- 
fusion among faculty as to 
whether students are formally 
part of the council. -According 
to the Academic Affairs Hand- 
book, membership includes 
the vice president of academic 
administration, deans of all 
departments and schools and 
two students appointed by the 
university senate. 

Neither Greg Rumsey, dean 
of the School of Journalism 
& Communication, or Jan 
Haluska, dean of the English 
department, thought that stu- 
dents were on the council. 

"I can see potential value 
in having input as we discuss 
curriculum material," Rumsey 

The student senate is in the 
process of selecting two stu- 
dents to be on the council, said 
Luther Whiting. 

The undergraduate council 
meets twice a month. Mem- 
bers recommend class chang- 
es , and the council reviews the 
information and votes on po- 
tential changes. 

Students need 

to provide their 


-jason Dedeker 

In general, students do not 
think about the undergradu- 
ate council unless it specifi- 
cally affects their lives. 

"I honestly don't care unless 
it is relevant to course work," 
said Tyler Thornton, a senior 
financial services major. 

With significant decisions 
being made in the future by 
the undergraduate council , the 
students who care about what 
decisions are being made wait 
for the university senate to 
appoint the two students who 
have a voice on their behalf. 

Jason Dedeker, a freshman 
history major, agreed. 

"Students need to provide 
their perspective." 


Continued from Pg. l 

I f students do not have ti me 
to stop by and do a screening, 
they are encouraged to visit 
the Testing and Counseling 
Services office where a coun- 

New construction program offered 

Ashlev Cheney 
Simt Wiira 

A new construction pro- 
gram is being offered through 
the department of technology. 
The associate degree in con- 
struction management began 
this year after several years in 
the making. 

The program is a part of the 
technology department's five- 
year plan that began in 2004 
and also included an architec- 
tural drafting program. Since 
its approval two years ago, 
the construction management 
program has been on hold. 

"Due to a number of issues, 
[the] timing to actually start 
the program wasn't right until 
this year, and even then pre- 

sented some rather interest- 
ing challenges," said Michael 
Mehlenbacher, an instructor 
for the department of tech- 
nology. "But we are underway 
and things are running pretty 

The program includes 
classes such as masonry and 
carpentry. It will also require 
business classes to offer stu- 
dents a well-rounded knowl- 
edge of operating a business, 
Mehlenbacher said. The class- 
es will offer hands-on experi- 
ence as the students construct 
a project house on University 
Drive. Upon its completion, 
the duplex will be used by the 
university as rental housing, 
said Ray Carson, associate 
professor for the technology 


"We have the opportunity 
to apply what we've learned 
about in class," said David 
Moore, a junior architectural 
drafting and construction 
management major.. 

With the current economy, 
future possibilities in con- 
struction may seem slim in the 
United States, but Moore is 
not discouraged. 

"I would like to become a 
project managerand pos- 
sibly do some international 
work," he said. 

The type of work offered 
through this class appeals to 
those who want to work out- 
doors or those who want to 
start their own business, Me- 
hlenbacher said. 





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Suspect caught after 
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_ A customer opened fire 
in a crowded shopping mall 
Wedn »sday afternoon, killing 
a clothing store employee be- 
fore he was shot and wounded 
by police officers, authorities 
said. Witnesses said the gun- 
fire sent people "stampeding" 
for cover. 

The employee was shot 
multiple times around 4:20 
p.m. EDT after a confronta- 
tion with the customer and 
died at Knoxville Center Mall, 

police spokesman Darrell De- 
Busk said. No other injuries 
were reported. 

Two uniformed Knoxville 
Police Department officers 
confronted the suspect and 
exchanged gunfire with him 
as he exited Reno Menswear, 
DeBusk said. 

The suspect was taken to 
University of Tennessee Medi- 
cal Center, where a nursing su- 
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heard nine shots and saw peo- 
ple begin fleeing for cover. 

"1 heard a single shot. Then 
immediately after that I heard 
eight additional shots. People 
started stampeding," said 
Wiles, who was at the mall to 
pay a cell phone bill. 

Kay Jewelers assistant man- 
ager Cayla Coram said that 
before she heard gun shots a 
worker warned her to shut the 
gates to the store because of 
reports of someone carrying a 
gun in the mall. 

"At first, it sounded like 
firecrackers going off," said 
Coram, 21. "Then everyone 
started running. ... I've never 
experienced anything like it in 
my life." 

Coram said she heard two 
shots, a pause, and then "at 
least 15" shots. 

The mall closed for the 
night about 1V2 hours after the 
shooting. Witnesses said sev- 
eral of the mall's stores closed 
their gates as a precaution 
when shots were heard 

Knoxville Center Mall is 
owned by Simon Property 
Group of Indianapolis. A 
spokesman did not immedi- 
ately return a phone message 
for comment. 

Retailers report weak 
September sales 

NEW YORK (AP) _ Ameri- 
can consumers went into hid- 
ing in September, leaving 
retailers with dismal sales 
and an uncertain future well 
beyond the holiday season as 
the fallout from the financial 
meltdown pushes spending 
even lower. 

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Ken Perkins, president of re- 
search company RetailMetrics 
LLC. "Consumers are the most 
worried I have seen since at 
least the 1991 recession. There 
are so many factors laying on 
their psyche." 

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the 
world's largest retailer, said 
sales of discretionary items 
were weak as it posted solid 
results that were neverthe- 
less a bit below expectations. 
Target Corp. fared far worse, 
reporting a bigger-than-ex- 
pected drop and said it is cut- 
ting its profit outlook as it ex- 
pects problems with its credit 
card business to last through 
the rest of the year as custom- 
ers have trouble making pay- 

Luxury stores such as Nei- 
man Marcus Group Inc. and 
Saks Inc. suffered sharp drops 
as well-heeled shoppers held 
off on buying $600 stilet- 
tos and other luxuries. Many 
mall-based apparel stores and 

department stores including 
J.C. Penney Co. and Ameri- 
can Eagle Outfitters Inc. find 
themselves mired in a deep 
sales slump. 

With no clear spending re- 
covery in sight, retailers are 
navigating in the dark about 
how much to cut their spring 
orders and store expansions to 
address the dramatic changes 
in consumer behavior that are 
expected to persist at least un- 
til next year — if not longer. 
"We rarely eat out, and even 
groceries have become a big- 
ticket item," said Cincinnati 
resident Victoria Gentry, 41, 
a single mother of a 15-year- 
old daughter, who now wor- 
ries about her job at a banks 
merchant service division. "No 
more payday pizzas now." 
Before the financial meltdown 
began in the middle of last 
month, customers had already 
been switching to lower-price 
brands and stores, cutting 
back on essentials and making 
other changes like mending 
their clothes instead of buying 
new ones. 

Students get 

10% off 

every Sunday 





Chris Clouzet 

Religion Editor 

Does God care about the seemingly trivial stuff? 

Cms Clouzet 

RHICmM fnnna 

A recent conversation I had 
led me to begin thinking about 
the fine line we often find our- 
selves walking between legal- 
ism and discipleship. People 
preach strict obedience to 
God's laws but seem to rely 
heavily on God's uncondi- 
tional love. People stress good 
behavior and striving for per- 
fection as well as never-ending 
forgiveness and eternal mercy. 
Sometimes, we cannot help 
but feel confused about how 
we are to live as Christians 
when it comes to lifestyle. Do 
we always obey the rules and 
laws of our parents, teach- 
ers, church and government? 
When does living our own 
lives based on our own deci- 
sions according to our own 
motives ever exceed the limits 
of God's forgiveness? Does it 
ever? It seems that what some 
people call discipleship, others 
despise as legalism. 

When the Bible doesn't 
make something too clear, 
who decides what we should 
and shouldn't do? Is get- 

ting the best grades possible 
something all Christians need 
to strive for? Is helping every 
hitchhiker or beggar? What 
about donating to every cause 
wecomeincontactwith? What 
about singing in church? Pay- 
ing tithes and offerings? Going 
to Sabbath School? Dressing 
our best? What about going to 
church period? Don't Chris- 
tians seem to identify these as 
the signs of a true disciple? 

Often, it is these so-called 
"non-salvation" issues that 
make our church seem legalis- 
tic. We become obsessed with 
arguing about why we have to 
wear ties to vespers and we try 
to convince ourselves (and oth- 
ers) that required worships are 
a terribly un-Christian idea. 
Parents that force their chil- 
dren to go to a Christian school 
and administrations that force 
students to take all kinds of re- 
ligion credits to graduate are 
shoving religion downpeople's 
throats! We don't want to be 
a part of a religion where we 
have to adhere to standards 
and rules, sing ancient hymns, 
suffer through boring sermons , 
deal with miserable technol- 

ogy and bear conservative pas- 
tors. We want to be free! Not 
restricted to worship and live 
like our parents and teachers! 
If God needs to change me, 
that's His responsibility. I'm 

not supposed to change myself to do the same as He asked His 

Love the Lord your God 

with all your 

anyway, right! 


The Bible doesn't say wheth- 
er or not worship credit should 
be required or whether watch- 
ing TV on Sabbath is wrong. It 
doesn't explain whether going 
to church is what a good disci- 
ple does. But, in Deuteronomy 
6, Moses relays God's message 
to His people saying, "Love the 
Lord your God with all your 
heart and with all your soul and 

with all your strength." While heaven or hell, then people are 
the popular title for God's peo- right to label us fake. When 
pie has changed from Israelites we make teachers, preachers 
to Christians, if we claim to be and parents our enemies and 
such then we are still God's stop loving them, we are no 
people and He is still asking us longer following Jesus' exam- 
ple. Christianity isn't simply 
a matter of stating whether or 
not you're a Christian. That 1 s 
what you do to declare a politi- 
cal parry or gender, you check 
a box. If s a matter of slowly 
but surely directing your life to 
be in line with the Way, Jesus 

Yes, it may be okay to do 
things differently than our par- 
ents or church, and no, wear- 
ing a tie may never be proven 
as the mark of a true Christian, 
but if you don't think those are 
marks of a Christian, what do 
you think they are? When you 
call yourself a Christian, are 
you positive that your life is 
in God's hands and not your 
own? Legalism and fake Chris- 
tians may not attract anyone to 
Christ, but neither will anyone 
who is above humbling himself 
before God. 

Who needs God? We all 

Deuteronomy 6:5 

Graphic by Christina WeitnH 

ancient people. God also asks 
us to show our love for Him by 
loving our brothers and neigh- 
bors, and even our enemies! 

Ifs no wonder so many 
people think of Christians as 
hypocritical, judgmental and 
fake. When trivial issues lead 
us to despise certain people, or 
become indifferent to religion, 
but still claim to be Christians 
around campus or on sur- 
veys, or when it boils down to 


Bloom where you are planted 

Gordon Bietz 


Hwto by Marim Ihorman 

Once upon a time deep in 
Fenton Forest, so deep in the 
dark part of the woods that 
rarely did Freddy the Fox ever 
go there and never did Light- 
foot the Deer ever darken the 
forest floor there. Back deep 
in the forest past Ivy Lane and 
Pine Nut Street where there 
were no forest paths and no 
homes of any Fenton Forest 
folk. Deep in the dark part of 
the forest that would frighten 
most anyone, right next to a 
very large, knarled old oak 
tree, by some moss covered 
stones was a flower. 

She was a pretty flower, 
with waxy yellow petals and 
a pale green stem, she lifted 
her head above the dark, dank 

forest floor and opened her 
petals wide to the scarce light 
that filtered down through the 
trees to her place at the base of 
the old oak tree. 

There she stood, a solitary 
spot of yellow, like a splash of 
paint on the dark landscape of 
the forest floor. She sent out 
her fragrance on light breez- 
es, hoping that some bee that 
strayed from its flight path 
would follow the scent to her 

There she grew, droplets of 
dew glistening from her ca- 
nary colored petals. Day after 
day she was there in the deep- 
est, darkest part of Fenton 
Forest. Week after week she 
was there, in the obscure re- 
cesses of the forest, during the 
entire season of her life she 
was there.. . blooming. 

No errant bee traveler 
found her delightful nectar 
there by the big oak, no pass- 
ing bird saw her splash of yel- 
low and no meandering forest 
inhabitant observed the glory 
she brought to her little dark 

The season of her life came 
to an end as her golden saf- 
fron petals faded onto the col- 
orless mat of the forest floor to 
provide nutrients for a future 
flower generation. 

The old oak said to her 
as she faded her last, "It was 
hardly worth it was it, such 
color wasted in the deep dark- 
ness of the forest." 

Her reply as she died there 
by the roots of the ancient oak 

"1 just bloom where I am 
planted, and God sees." 


o pinion 


Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Procrastination is awesome, read this article tomorrow 

Alvssa Foil 
CmofflHinoB — 

Procrastination is awesome, 
read this for at least three cen- 
turies, literary giants like Ed- 
ward Young and Charles Dick- 
ens have passed on proverbs 
like "Never do tomorrow what 
you can do today. Procrastina- 
tion is the thief of time," while 
Ogden Nash takes the veiled 
accusation a step further with, 
"Far from being the thief of 
time, procrastination is the 
king of it." 

So, if procrastination is the 
king of time, this week I've 
won the pageant title for put- 
ting off the writing of this ar- 
ticle. There it is for all of you 
and my editors to know. (As 
if my editors were unaware of 
the fact.) In the gap between 
my intent and action, I have 
surfed the internet, played 
All-Night Softball, ran in the 
Cohutta Triathlon, won an 
iPod Touch, performed mod- 
est research, and fantasized 
about composing this article. 
Despite a guilty conscience, 
my research has brought me 
to a life-changing realization: 
procrastination is awesome. 

According to Jerry 
Ferrari, a psychologist 
at DePaul University, 
"about 20' to 25 per- 
cent of us are chronic 
Studies also show that 
college, with its dead- 
lines, projects, and 
constant evaluation, 
brings out the trait of 
procrastination even 
in people with less 
tendency to delay. The 
answer to our strug- 
gles is what Stanford 
Professor John Perry 
calls "structured pro- 
crastination" which in- 
volves several important char- 

First, procrastinators rarely 
do absolutely nothing when 
they delay tasks. When we're 
not studying, we're usually 
checking Facebook, playing 
intramurals, hanging out with 
friends, or watching 24. Why 
do we do these things? 

"Because they are a way of 
not doing something more 
important," Perry answers. 
The good news is that with the 
right approach and attitude, 
procrastinators "can be mo- 

tivated to do difficult, timely 
and important tasks, as long 
as these tasks are a way of not 
doing something more impor- 

Procrastinators may try to 
be more productive by clear- 
ing their plates of numerous 
tasks. Unfortunately, it's figu- 
rative suicide to think that 
having fewer commitments 
will cure procrastination. The 
key is to make "to do" lists by 
placing tasks that seem both 
important and urgent at the 
top so that all of the smaller, 
but worthwhile goals will be 

Flioto by Marlin Thorman 

ways to avoid accomplishing 
the more daunting item in 
slot #1. Just make sure that #1 
item appears to have clearly 
defined deadlines (when they 
in fact are not) and seems ex- 
tremely important (when it re- 
ally isn't). This does require a 
healthy dose of self-deception 
which shouldn't be too diffi- 
cult since, as Perry points out, 
"virtually all procrastinators 
have excellent self-deceptive 

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McCain, Obama, Underwood: The choice is clear 

, Alyssa Foil 


1 learned something new 
last week, thanks to the South- 
ern Breeze episode on music: 
Southern students dislike 
country music. With all respect 
to the Breeze, our campus' 
student-produced podcast, 
their research is not conclu- 
sive for every student on cam- 
pus (they didn't ask me!), but 
it did tell me that as a campus 
we have strong opinions about 
music. I can't help but wonder 
though, is it possible that we 
have stronger feelings about 
what's on our iPods than who 
we will vote for next month? 
If you know more about Car- 

rie Underwood than Senators. 
McCain or Obama, then the 
answer is yes. According to a 
recent article on Underwoodin 
Allure magazine, more people 
voted for Carrie Underwood 
on American Idol in 2005 
than had voted in the previ- 
ous two presidential elections 
combined. You might also re- 
call that the past two elections 
have been controversial to say 
the least. 

So why did more people 
vote for someone who will 
have no effect on foreign pol- 
icy, the oil crisis or the col- 
lapsing economy, but instead 
will serenade us with songs 
about innovative auto detail- 
ing for an ex-boyfriend's car 
(as in Underwood's hit single 

"Before He Cheats")? It has to 
do with our feelings. It's much 
easier to feel swayed by an 
emotive song than it is a fis- 
cal policy; it's easierto vote for 
our next president based on 
race, age or experience, than 
say platform. We are taking 
an American Idol approach to 
electing the future President 
of the United States. 

Think about all the im- 
passioned statements (or at 
this point-cliches) that you 
have heard about the upcom- 
ing election. I can think of a 
couple, ranging from a close 
relative of mine saying, "If you 
want the world to end, vote for 
Obama!" or overhearing a stu- 
dent in Kelly's Garden saying 
their voting criteria was which 

candidate would enforce the 
Sunday Law. As recently as 
last week, a MySpace friend 
of mine brashly announced in 
their status update they would 
relocate to Canada upon the 
election of a certain candidate. 
Or I can think of my own cop- 
out: I haven't really thought 
about who to vote for. 

Maybe my cop-out provides 
an explanation as to why we 
can vote for pop-culture prin- 
cesses over' presidents— it re- 
quires little thought. I like that 
song, I hate her dress, and I 
cast my vote accordingly. Fol- 
lowing the same approach in 
electing our president would 
probably leave us feeling guilty 
and embarrassed about our 
lack of cognition. The good 

news is we have one more 
month to ponder the election. 
In between now and Nov. 4, 
think about the candidate's 
position on the issues at hand. 
What are their past voting re- 
cords in Senate? Read News- 
week, ask hard questions, 
make a pros/cons list, talk to 
people who are taking the Me- 
dia and the Presidential Elec- 
tion class, and hopefully you 
didn't forget to register to vote 
(since some state deadlines 
have already passed). Think, 
think, think! 

And if that is simply too 
difficult, then just sit back, 
relax and listen to the twangy 
sounds of Carrie Underwood. 
After all, we elected her. 




Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

The best concerts to watch for this season 

Rachel Hopkins 

Iiffstytfs FnnnB 

Say what you will about 
Collegedale, but when it 
comes down to it, we're in a 
great spot for music. Several 
top-notch artists stop through 
Chattanooga each year and 
Knoxville, Atlanta and Nash- 
ville are only a drive away. If 
you're like me and you enjoy a 
good concert, you may want to 
jot some of these dates down. 
Even if you aren't into music, 
concert tickets make an awe- 
some birthday or early Christ- 
mas present. 


Andrew Peterson - He'll 
be at Concord Baptist Church 
THIS Saturday, so you'll have 
to act fast, but it's free and 
if 11 be a great way to close the 

Andrew-peterson. com 

Reliant K - If you're going 
to be in the area over Thanks- 
giving break, or you want to 
come back early, Reliant Kwill 

be in Atlanta on the 29th and 
Knoxville on the 30th. 
Myspace. com/reliantk 


Sara Watkins- One-third 
of Nickel Creek. Even if you're 
not into country she's got a 
silky voice and mad fiddling 
skills. She'll be in Knoxville 
October 14, which is next 

well after sundown. 

Carrie Underwood - She's 
got quite a voice. And if you're 
a hard core American Idol fan, 
you wouldn't dream of missing 
it. She'll be right here in Chat- 
tanooga on December 8. Blow 
off your Monday evening class 
and go. 


Taylor Swift - I'm not that 
big of a fan, but I hear she puts 
on a good show. If you're in 
the area over fall break, treat 
yourself on Saturday night to 
her concert in Chattanooga. 
And don't worry, it's at 8 p.m. , 


Tyler James - 1 went to his 
concert about three years ago. 
He's really talented and the 
concert was relaxed and fun. 
He'll be in Atlanta on October 

77ie Beach Boys- 1 didNOT 
even know they still toured, 
but I have a feeling the concert 
would be a good time. They 1 ]] 
be in Knoxville on October 23. 

Coldplay - I'm still kick- 
ing myself for not going the 

last time they were in Atlanta. 
Plus, their new album, Viva La 
Vida, is really good. They'll be 
in Atlanta on Saturday, No- 
vember 11. They haven't post- 
ed the time yet, but I'm guess- 
ing it will once again, be well 
after sundown, 

Band of Horses - If you 
haven't heard them, give 'em 
a listen. They have a unique 
but well honed sound. If you'll 
be around during Christmas 
break (or you live in GA), 
they'll be in Atlanta on De- 
cember 30 and 31. 


Get Your Green On 

Vexation: Resources 
wasted in clothing produc- 

Solution: Thrift shop- 
ping not only keeps cloth- 
ing out of landfills and 
cuts back on waste, also it 
saves resources that would 
have been used in produc- 
tion had you decided to buy 
your new winter wardrobe 
at the mall. Plus, it helps 
put a dent in the problem 
of worldwide sweatshops. 

Thrift stores abound in 
the area. I've made some 
killer finds at the Samari- 
tan Center in Collegedale. 
The Goodwill (by the Rave 
Theater, off I-24) and 

America's Thrift Store (by 
McKay's, on Old Lee High- 
way) can also produce some 
good finds. 

Clarification: If the 
treasure hunt that is thrift 
shopping is a bit too time- 
consuming for you, hy 
shops like Plato's Closet 
(200 Hamilton Place Blvd. 
Chattanooga), which are 
generally smaller and more 
selective with the items 
they carry. If you're still 
feeling snobby about thrift 
shopping, then the least 
you could do is donate the 
clothes you no longer wear 
to a local thrift store. The 
Samaritan Center sets up a 
donation center on campus 
at the end of the year. 

Know your tiny 

Isle of Man 

Capital: Douglas 

Location: In the middle 
of the Irish Sea, between Ire- 
land and Great Britain. 

Size: 32.5 miles long 
and 13.5 miles wide (221 sq. 
miles), smaller than Nash- 
ville, TN. 

Population: Just under 

Language: English, 

however Manx Gaelic, the 
island's "old" language is 
used along with English on 
government documents and 
road signs School children 
over the age of seven are also 
given the option to learn it in 

Representation: The 

Isle of Man has it's own par- 
liament, the Tynwald, which 
is an institution formed by 
the Vikings over a thousand 
years ago and is arguably 
the oldest parliament in the 

National Symbol: The 
Three Legs of Man, clad in 
armor and bearing spurs, 
run in a clockwise direction 
and bear the Latin motto 
'Quocunque Jeceris Stabif 
or "Whichever way you throw 
it, it will stand' - a testament 
to islanders' independence 
and resilience. 

"infofromisleojman. com/tourism 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

Friday Market 

Miller Plaza, Market St. 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Every Fri- 
day of October 


Farm grown produce, 
canned goods, art, etc. 

GoJFest at Chattanooga 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, 
Oct. 11 

Free on this day 

Prater's Mill Country 

Dalton, GA 

9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday, 
Oct. 12 

$5 admission, free parking 

Black Bear Cove Native 
American Festival 

Benton, TN 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 
Oct. 12 

$5 pel - carload 

Grand Entry begins at 

Atlanta Falcons vs. Chi- 
cago Bears 

Georgia Dome, Atlanta (also j 
on Fox and 92.9 Dave-FM) 
1 p.m. , Sunday, Oct. 12 
Ticket prices vary 



Rebels, Unity win fourth straight title 

Ldjski Cherisol 

History took place Saturday 
night as hundreds of students 
and supporting family mem- 
bers gathered for the annual 
All Night Softball games. Out 
of the 37 teams that participat- 
ed, only two managed to write 
their names in Southern's soft- 
ball hall of fame. 

"Its nice to be in a college 
where there's all night soft- 
ball," said Kati Britton, a pub- 
lic relations broadcast major 
from Union College. "Every- 
one is very high school spir- 

Despite everyone being 
excited about All Night Soft- 
ball, the cold air had many in 
| sweaters and blankets with 
I temperatures as low as 52 de- 

"I will be here all night un- 
; til it is over," said Mike Boyd, 
assistant professor of physical 
I education. "If everybody in 
(school is down here and hap- 
1 py, then I'm a happy man." 
I For the fourth year in a row, 
■the Men's A League Champi- 
lonship hosted the Rebels, and 
the Women's A League Cham- 
Jpionship hosted Team Unity. 
*Both teams accomplished four 
Rhampionship appearances 
I and broke records in Southern 

sports history. 
m Team Unity defeated Team 
BB in an interesting match that 


Photo By Marlm Ihomtan 
efor aphoto after winning the championsHp game. 

displayed Unity's strength and 
hustle in the women's softball 

The men's championship 
game was tight the first two 
innings until Rebels' power 
house, Brent Ford, hit a two- 
run home run to get the team' 
going. By the top of the fifth 
it was 7-1 with Team Fresco 
against the ropes until Alex 
Bolanos stepped up to cut the 
deficit to 7-4. 

As the freshness began to 
come back to Fresco, Rebels' 
James Herod and Ryan Haag 
hit back to back home runs. 
Ford came to the plate yet 
again and hit a three-run home 
run to boost the lead. Despite 
the Rebels' phenomenal bat- 
ting, Team Fresco fought back. 
Fresco's Andy Johnson hit a 
two-run home run and Cesar 

Bernardino hit a home run to 
bring the score to 12-7. Fresco 
left it all on the field, but it 
wasn't enough to match the 
firepower of the Rebels. 

Winning another champi- 
onship did not cover the dis- 
appointment for the Rebels 
dynasty since this will be their 
last year playing together. All 
but one of their players is a 
graduating senior. 

"It's sad because it'll be an 
end of an era," said Eric Otis, a 
senior business management 

The games started at 8:30 
p.m. and did not end until 7: 30 
a.m. on Sunday. Though tired, 
students walked back to their 
dormitories, proud to say they 
attended Southern during the 
years of the prowess of Unity 
and Rebels softball. 

Matsuzaka to 
open for Red 
Sox against Rays 

BOSTON (AP) Daisuke Mat- 
suzaka will be on the mound 
Eg the Red Sox when the 
AL championship series be- 
gins Friday night against the 
Tampa Bay Rays.That doesn't 
make him Boston's ace. 
Josh Beckett is still No. 1 in the 
Red Sox rotation — especially 
during the playoffs — even 
though he had the worst out- 
ing of the three Boston start- 
ers who faced the Los Angeles 
Angels in the firstround. Beck- 
ett, coming off a strained side 

muscle, is scheduled to pitch 
Game 2 in the best-of-seven 
series against the Rays. 
"Before Beckett's last start, he 
was the best postseason pitch- 
er maybe in the history of the 
game," Red Sox manager Ter- 
ry Francona said Wednesday 
after announcing his rotation. 
"He had the audacity to be a 
little rusty after two weeks. We 
don't need to run away from 
Beckett, we need to get him on 

Francona chose Matsuzaka to 
start against the Rays in Game 
1 not because of Beckett's in- 
jury, and certainly not because 
the team lost any faith in a guy 
who won five straight postsea- 

son outings before Boston's 
Game 3 loss to the Angels. 
Even with his off night versus 
L.A., Beckett is 6-2 with a 2.09 
ERA in his postseason career. 
Instead, Francona said, the 
Red Sox scheduled Beckett 
for the second game because 
it would give him, Matsuzaka 
and Game 3 starter Jon Lester 
essentially the same amount 
of rest. Tim Wakefield will 
start Game 4, with Matsuza- 
ka, Beckett and Lester ready 
to pitch again in Games 5-7 if 

"Nobody's going to throw 
three," Francona said. "So 
having those three twice is re- 
ally what's important, regard- 


Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor. 

Intramurals Schedule 

Men's A North Division 

10/9 6 PM 

Last Minute/Business Time 

Field 1 

10/9 7 PM 

Shake N' Bake/Regulators 

Field 3 

10/13 6 PM 

Last Minute/The Plague 

Field 3 

10/13 6 PM 

Regulators/Business Time 

Field 1 

10/14 6 PM 

Last Minute/Team Fresh 

Field 1 

10/14 8 PM 

Shake N' Bake/Ninja Turtles 

Field 3 

Men's A South Division 

10/9 6 PM 

Bietz Me Again/yaMAHA Shuffle 

Field 3 

10/9 8 PM 

Squirrel Tails /Showtime 

Field 1 

10/9 8 PM 

Smash Bros/Cohutta Wild 

Field 3 

10/13 7 PM 

Showtime/Smash Bros 

Field 3 

10/13 8 PM 

Squirrel Tails /Sell Outs 

Field 1 

10/13 9 PM 

Cohutta Wild/yaMAHAShuffle 

Field 1 

10/14 6PM 

Showtime/Cohutta Wild 

Field 3 

Men's B North Division 

10/9 6 PM 

Bietz Me Again/yaMAHA Shuffle 

Field 3 

10/9 8 PM 

Squirrel Tails /Showtime 

Field 1 

10/9 8 PM 

Smash Bros/Cohutta Wild 

Field 3 

10/13 7PM 

Showtime/Smash Bros 

Field 3 

10/13 8 PM 

Squirrel Tails/Sell Outs 

Field 1 

10/13 9 PM 

Cohutta Wild/yaMAHAShuffle 

Field 1 

10/14 6 PM 

Showtime/Cohutta Wild 

Field 3 

Men's B South Division 

10/9 7 PM 


Field 1 

10/9 9:PM 

Los Toros/McThunderstix 

Field 3 

10/13 7 PM 

McThunderstix /IronMan 

Field 1 

10/13 8 PM 

Band of Brothers/ Aghhhh 

Field 3 

10/14 7 PM 

Pickanewname/The Horde 

Field 3 

10/14 8 PM 

IronMan/Band of Brothers 

Field 1 

Women's A Division 

10/9 9PM 

Pageant Pistons /Raging Penguins Field 2 

10/13 8PM 

Pageant Pistons/October Rush 

Field 2 

10/13 9PM 

Raging Penguins/Suga Rush 

Field 2 

10/14 7 PM 

MeDream Team/Lunachicks 

Field 1 

10/14 8 PM 

Raging Penguins/October Rush 

Field 2 

Women's B Division 

10/9 6 PM 

Pink Ladies/Chameleons 

Field 2 

10/9 7 PM 

Black Diamonds/Oh Snaps 

Field 2 

10/9 8 PM 

Kung Fu Pandas/Mangos tein 

Field 2 

10/13 6 PM 


Field 2 

10/13 7? M 

Black Diamonds/Mangostein 

Field 2 

10/14 6PM 

Oh Snaps /Chameleons 

Field 2 

10/14 7 PM 

Mangostein/Cinco de Poplar 

Field 2 

less of how its lined up." raising his pitch count andlim- 

Matsuzaka was 18-3 with a iting him to 167 2-3 innings. 

2.90 ERA this season, best "We're going to have to wait 

among the Boston starters in him out and see how he's 

both categories. But he also throwing," Rays rookie Evan 

led the rotation with 94 walks, Longoriasaid. 




Food Drive: | NOW through 
Nov. 21 , Psi Chi will be hosting 
a food drive to benefit the Sa- 
maritan Center. Six donation 
bins are located throughout 
campus in Talge, Thatcher, 
Thatcher South, the Village 
Market, the Dining Hall and 
Summerour. Donations will 
benefit families in need 
throughout the holiday sea- 
son. What better way to help 
use up those extra dollars on 
your meal plan before the end 
of the semester? Pleasebegra- 
dous and donate a few NON- 
PERISHABLE food items be- 
tween now and Nov. 21 and 
help make someone's holiday 
season a little happier. 

Wanted | Non-art major stu- 
dents who would like to display 
their work in an exhibit at Mc- 
Kee Library during the month 
of November. Plan ahead, 
bring your work to the library 
following mid-semester break. 
For additional info call #2727 
or contact aalvarez@southern. 
edu or dimemmo@southern. 
edu This is your opportunity 
to display your artistic talents. 
(Art majors have opportu- 
nity to exhibit throughout the 

Group Link | FridayOct. loat 
9P after vespers at the church. 
This is an event to meet others 
and form We-pods. 


Messiah's Mansion | A full 
scale model of Moses' Sanctu- coming to Chattanooga's ' 
Warner Park on October 18th 
and will be here until the 26th. 
Free tours will be given from 
2-7P, leaving every 15 minutes. 
Don't miss this exciting educa- 
tional and historical exhibit! 

Prayer Groups | 7:15a M-F 
near the flag pole; i2:oop 
MWF in the Student Center 
seminar room; 5:oop M-F at 
the fountain between Hack- 
man and the library. 

December Graduates | 

must order graduation regalia 

1 Jpromin g event ^cakndar 

October 10 

7p - Upper Room, Prayer & Revival 
(Church Gospel Chapel) 

7:i2p - Sunset 

8p - Vespers, John Talbert (Church) 

After Vespers - "Group Link" to form 
We-Pods (Church Fellowship Hall) 

October 11 

9:3010:15a - Continental Breakfast 
(Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15a - Saltworks Sabbath School 
(Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Church 
Fellowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel 

Adoration - John Nixon (Church) 

11:30a - Connect, Jon Talbert (Col- 

11:45a - Renewal, John Nixon 

i:i5p - Patten Tower Church (Meet - 
Wright Hall Steps) 

Bible Workers Outreach North 
River (Meet - Wright Hall Steps) 

3:i5p - Lawn Concert (Goliath Wall) 

7p - Evensong, Collegedale Academy 
Choir (Church) 

8p - Southern Union Gymnastic 
Show (lies P.E. Center) 

8-lop - Men's Club Bowling Night 
(Hobday Bowl in Chattanooga) Cur- 
rent Southern ID card required. 

October 12 

7:3op - Wind Symphony Concert 
(Church) Convocation Credit! 

October 13 

Columbus Day 

Canadian Thanksgiving Day 

3:3op - University Senate 

October 14 

11a- Senior Class Organization Meet- 
ing (Brock #333) 

7 & lop - Residence Hall Joint Wor- 
ship (Thatcher Chapel) 

7:3op - Nathaniel Dett Chorale 
(Church) Double Convocation Credit! 

October 15 

5p - McKee Library Closes 

October 16 

National Boss Day 
Midterm Break: No Classes 
University Health Center Closed 
9a-5p - McKee Library Open 

October 17 

Midterm Break: No Classes 
University Health Center Closed 
7:3op - Sunset 

October 18 

9: 30-10: 15a - Continental Breakfast 
(Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15a - Saltworks Sabbath School 
(Seminar Room-upstairs) 

975 Sabbath School (Church 
Fellowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel 

Adoration - John Nixon (Church) 

11:30a - Connect, Jackie James (Col- 
legedale Academy) 

11:45a - Renewal, John Nixon 


October 19 

Midterm Break: No Classes 
University Health Center Closed 
8a-3p - Flea Market (Wood/Talge 
Parking Lot) 
6-np - McKee Library Open 

October 20 

GRE Subject Exam only (Lynn 

3: 30p - Undergraduate Council 

October 21 

I2p - Tornado Siren Test 

5p - MidTerm grades due, verified 

7&iop - Residence Hall Joint Wor- 
ship (Thatcher) 

October 22 

12-ip - Employee Brown Bag, Ruth 
Williams Morris (Presidential Banquet 

October 23 

7:i5p - SA Senate (White Oak Room) 

Last Day for 40% tuition refund: No 
tuition refund after today 

Alumni Homecoming 

11a - Convocation, Victor & Alia 
Czerkasij (Church) 

3:3op - Graduate Council (Robert 
Merchant Room) 

5-6:3op - SA Supper (lies P.E. Cen- 

6p - Alumni Banquet (Dining Hall) 

and invitations. at by the October 
28 deadline. All graduation 
seniors for December or May 
are required to turn in a senior 
contract to the Records & Ad- 
visement Office. 

McKee Library | now opens 
at 7:45a, Monday through Fri- 

Senior class organization 
meeting | is Tuesday, Oct. 14, 
at 11:00a in 333 Brock Hall. 
Come and elect your officers 

and sponsors. Convocation 
credit will be given. 

DEEP Weekend | On Sab- 
bath, Oct. 11 Oakwood Univer- 
sity is coming to worship with 
us in the Collegedale Seventh- 
Day Adventist Church. They 
will be joining us for the 11:45a 
Renewal service. John Nixon 
is preaching on last day events 
and Oakwood's choir, The 
Aeolians, will be performing 
for the service. Also, Oakwood 
will have musical groups that 
will be performing in the lawn 

concert at the Goliath Wall 
that afternoon. Join us in wel- 
coming the students from our 
sister institution through wor- 
ship, fellowship and praise. 

October 10 

Abner Fuentes, Adam Young, 
Angela Sadler, Brent WiUard, 
Brittney Burtnett, Brock Baer, 
Dasha Kulakov, Keri Mau, Mia 
Slocuxnb, Mya Slocumb 

October 11 

Brooke Wade, Dan Johnson, I 
Erica Richards, Hal ConleyJ 
James Fedusenko, Jenni Dan- 1 
nenberger, Jon Kurzynske, r 
Jordan Hill, Josh Jaeger, 
Lewis Bertus, Phillippa R* [ 
Tiffany Sands 

October 12 

Annalisa Molina, Dan G*! 
hard, Deanna Baasch, Is«*l 
Tyman, Jamie Kttenuaii,| 
Laurel Guthrie, Mi' 
Bates, Michael Browne, 





Guitar lessons | Be a rock 
star! Affordable guitar les- 
sons, both group and indi- 
vidual. Beginners and in- 
termediate, flexible times. 
E-mail Rika for more info at 

Seeking female house- 
mate | Looking for a female 
to live with 3 other girls 1 mile 
from Southern. Private room, 
shared bath, wireless Internet, 
cable, dining room, kitchen, 
mud room, living room, porch 
and big back yard. $200 /mo. 
Plus water and utilities. Call 
Melanie at 423-667-7564. 

Marissa's Bakery | What do 
you enjoy eating Friday eve- 
ning for supper? Do you starve 
on Sabbath mornings when 
the cafe is closed? How about 
some fresh banana bread? 
Delicious blueberry muffins? 
! Savory Cinnamon Rolls? If so, 
i call 916-847-9495, or e-mail 
I marissaroberts@southern. 
j edu with your order by 4 p.m. 
levery Thursday afternoon. 

Rooms for rent | 2 rooms 
Ifor rent for female students. 

Located 7 miles from Colleg- 
edale, 3 miles fromOoltewah. 
Access to kitchen, laundry, 
cable and wireless Internet. 
Quiet home in the country 
with large deck Available im- 
mediately for $85 a week. Call 
Angela cell: 423-280-3243 
Home: 423-238-1490. 

Schwinn world sport 
road bike | $60 - Call An- 
drew at 423-236-7243. 

Like working outdoors? 

Need an experienced farm 
hand man who can help take 
care of our property 4 miles 
from campus: 

Will require mowing, chain 
saw work, weed eating, burn- 
ing and other lawn care duties. 
Equipment and gas supplied. 
$io.oo/hr. Must be commit- 
ted, consistent and reliable. 
Call Patrick at 706-264-9441. 

Scooter for sale | 2004 Ves- 

pa ET-4, 150CC Scooter with 

only 375 miles! 

Like new, hardly used, pearl 

white metallic, rear storage 


3 Vespa helmets included, re- 

Have a vehicle to sell? 
Looking for a 


Making custom buttons 

and magnets? 

Send your classifieds to: 

cently serviced, new battery. 
Excellent gas mileage. 
Asking $2,750. Serious in- 
quiries only please. Call 

Gulf bumper | 2000 VW 
Golf rear bumper. Black, in 
good condition. Whether you 
need a new real" bumper for 
your VW or just a big chunk of 
ABS plastic for an art project, I 
need this thing gone, $30. Call 
Jonathan 605-8437. 

Mountain Hardwear jack- 
et I Mens medium, windstop- 
per fleece, dark green, a great 

jacket for the weather right 
now, worn a few times over 
the last 2 years, $60. Call Jon- 
athan 605-8437. 

Media viewer for sale 

MyVu pmv-ioo3i "solo edi- 
tion" personal media viewer 
(video glasses) - for 5th gen 
iPod video only. Watch movies 
on your iPod without straining 
to see the tiny screen, $60. 
Call Jonathan 605-8437. 

Dog pen for sale |6 x 6 x 10 

All hardware included. Call 
Katrina at 423-284-6954 
Whirlpool fridge | Black, 

dorm-sized fridge ingood con- 
dition for $90. Call Samara at 
423-313-0832 or e-mail at 

Web cam | Orange Micro 
iBOT2 USB 2.0 Web Camera 
for sale. $10. 

Call Monika at 909-534-5742. 
Apple MacBook laptop | 
Excellent condition. 2.0 GHz 
Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 
120GB Hard Drive, 2GB of 
RAM, with Leopard & (Life '08 
installed. $895. Contact Ryan 
at (423) 285-8745 

Shatter mntini iftri 

October 13 

^Angela Aalborg, Bansuk Ju, 
fcarolyn Achata, Dale Pickett, 
(Gabriel Santa Cruz, Jeanna 
Stewart, Joseph Perricellia, 
Judy Sloan, Lisa Howard, 
Miguelina Santana, Ryan Yeo, 
Seth Neria, Viktorija Rimko 

October 14 

Cameron Houmann, Chris 
Hansen, Christine Jett, Eliza- 
beth Underwood, Esther My- 
ers, Heinz Wiegand, Jacque 
Ules, Jessica Parks, Maleah 
Humphrey, Neena Wester- 
beck, Sara Schaetzka 

•ctober 15 

ndrea Comejo, Ann Greer, 
Brittany Weis, Huley Morgan, 
Jennifer O'Neal, Jonathan 
■ Cross, Lincoln Llewellyn, Max 
Cpon, Rayon Dixon, Stephanie 

itober 16 

ttder Stele, Bannor 

Downs, Brian Gauthier, Carrie 
Cook, Danielle James, Guian 
Goulet, Jared Williams, Jon 
Remitera, Jonathan Ghulam, 
Malissa Giles, Stephen Ja- 
mieson, Tracy Windover 

October 17 

Alise Ionashku, Alyssa Minear, 
Andira Ferguson, Ashlee Dol- 
lar, Joe Valente, Joselyn Ghu- 
lam, Katie Goodwin, Lawrence 
Kirk, Megan Sutherland, Me- 
lissa Couser, Missy Swanson 

October 18 

Andrew Aldridge,BraamOber- 
holster, Craig Stephan, Helen 
Durichek, Julie Marques, 
Katherine Holder, Kimberly 
Jepson, Nate Dubs, Rina Men- 
doza, Sean Bispham, Shanshan 
Zhang, Stacey Sausa, 

October 19 

Alien Clayton, Betty Water- 
house, Cassidy Stone, Chris 
Conley, Heather Bullock, Josh 

Baltzer, Kevin De Leon, Steve mobi, Roxana Martinez, Tj 
Bauer Limerick 

October 20 

Adrienne Vernon, Beverly Er- 
icson , Brandon Smith, 
Chris Wombold, Erika Brown, 
Ingeborg Hogganvik, Jona- 
than Hauser, Kevin Orrison, 
Kristopher Orrison, Lindsey 
Walston, Oluwakorede Aju- 

October 21 

Gabriel Goia, Josh Korson, 
Kimberly Cruz, Kristie Hoover, 
Linda Crumley, Luamy Corne- 
jo, Lucas Valenca, Trista Brad- 
burn, Tyler Quiring 

October 22 

Becca Busche, Canique Brown, 
Jason Noseworthy, Pamela 
Weaver, Samantha Hanaway, 
Sarah Crowe 

October 23 

Adam Rego, Caroline Gates, 
Eunjie Shin, Ezequiel Vasquez, 
Gabriel Trujillo, Owen Maupin, 
Ryan Johnson, Stuart King 

just can't get enough? 

The Southern Accent is now online at 




Adam Wamack 

Humor Editor 

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Vice presidential debate going so 
well between Sen. Joe Bidden 
and Gov. Sarah Palin. At least 
Sen. Bidden's dentures didn't fall 
out. What up. 

Unemployment and inflation 
hitting new highs as our econo- 
my teeters on the brink of all out 

Pastor Nixon's sermon this past 
IT) Sabbath at Collegedale church 
on sexual healing. 

Midterm exams right around the 
corner... long nights and lots of Cj~ \ 
Roma. ;) 

fZ-S Midterm break right around two 
corners! Woo-hoo! 

Rushing out the door in the 
morning with a just a T-shirt and 
realizing that it's 32.5 degrees 
outside, and not having enough 
time to go get a sweater 
because you are late for class. 

Faculty Humor 

We here at South- 
ern are blessed with 
many wonderful pro- 
fessors, but one hard- 
ly gets a chance to see 
what type of humor 
interests different 
types of prjfessors. 
Let's ask them! 

"In business humor is useful, you can 
use it to defuse really tense situations, 
but you have to know when to use it. 

"If you use advanced social skills, hu- 
mor can be used to loosen people up a 

"People think that accountants aren't 
funny, but we're people, too, not just 
mindless robots doing credits and deb- 

-Kimberiy Miller, assistant for the 
School of Business and Management 

Famous humor 

"Humor is the only test of 
gravity, and gravity of humor; 
for a subject which will not bear 
raillery is suspicious, and a jest 
which will not bear serious ex- 
amination is false wit." 

"I was recently on a tour of 
Latin America, and the only 
regret I have was that I didn't 
study Latin harder in school 
so I could converse with those 

-Dan Quayle, former 
senator of Indiana 

"The recipe for perpetual 
ignorance is: be satisfied with 
your opmions and content with 
your knowledge." 

-filbert Hubbard 


1 Girls at Southern seeking decent guys 

I to man up and ask us on a date (not vespers).' 


if: Wewillsayyes,atleastforthefirstdate. : 

.' Howelsedoyouexpecttomeetgirls?* i 

Just because you ask us on a date doesn't 
mean you need a ring for the second date. 

Submit your caption 

Submit the funniest caption you can think offer this ph° t0 
the humor editor's e-mail (atwamaek@southern edu). The 1 ' 
three funniest captions will be printed in next week's issue- 


Th ursday, October 23, 2008 

Professor's son 
shoots and kills 
brother, father 


Emily Young 

Douglas Pyke, the 37-year- 
old -son of Helen Pyke, an 
English professor at Southern, 
has been charged with capital 
murder for shooting and kill- 
ing his father and brother. The 
bodies of Teddy Pyke, Helen 
Pyke's ex-husband, and her 
oldest son Greg were found on 
Oct. 10, according to the Asso- 
ciated Press. 

After the incident, other 
professors in the English de- 
partment taught Helen Pyke's 
classes until midterm break. 
They were prepared to take 
over her classes for the rest 
of the semester if she needed 
the time off, said Jan Haluska, 
chair of the English depart- 
ment. However, the Monday 
after fall break, Helen Pyke 
came back to work. 

"She walked in beautifully 
calm and ready to teach," Ha- 
luska said. 

Helen Pyke said she felt that 
coming back to work would 
help her deal with what hap- 

"Work will help me keep 
my balance now more than 
anything else could," she said. 
However, she said it was dif- 
ficult to come back. "Monday 
was awfully hard." 

Another reason she came 
back to teach was because she 
felt her students deserved an 

"1 felt I owed it to my stu- 
dents to tell them what hap- 
pened," she said. "I feel it's bet- 
ter for me and for my students 
that they know whafs going 

see SHOOTING, paoe 4 

Lindsay Smith gives Christina Anderson a flu shot after dorm worship on Wednesday night. 

Flu shots given in convenient locations 

Katie Hammond 

Nfws Enrron 

As of last night, flu shots are 
being offered to students in the 
dorm lobbies and the Student 
Center at specific times until 
next Monday, Oct. 27. 

Students can get their flu 
shot on Oct. 23, 24 and 27 
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in 
the Student Center, and also 
from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
in the dorm lobbies. Lorraine 
Reverson, a senior nursing 

major, said shots are being 
given on several dates to give 
students as much opportunity 
as possible to get a shot. 

Because many students 
missed school last year due to 
the flu, Health Services wants 
to raise awareness about flu 
shots this year. Reverson said 
many students got the flu last 
year and some were out of 
school for a week or more. 

Grady Todd, a freshmen 
business marketing major, got 

his flu shot as a preventative 

"I'm getting the shot be- 
cause I've had [the flu] the last 
two years, and 1 really didn't 
enjoy it," Todd said. 

Convenience was the main 
consideration in choosing 
the location for administer- 
ing shots. In this way as many 
students will be immunized as 

The Student Center was 


design approved 

Erica Richards 

Staff Wpi tfb 

After years of meetings, dis- 
cussions and designing, the 
construction of a roundabout 
in front of the new Hulsey 
Wellness Center has been ap- 

On Sept. 15, the Collegedale 
City Commission discussed 
the details of the roundabout. 
Marty Hamilton, associate 
vice president of financial 
administration at Southern, 
provided the board with a 3-D 
sketch showing a roundabout 
with a fountain in the middle. 
Hamilton said that Southern 
wants the roundabout to be 
attractive, but also safe. 

The original design for the 
roundabout had a statue in the 
center, either of Elijah or El- 
isha, said Lawrence Hanson, 
Collegedale city commission- 
er. This created a separation 
of church and state issue, and 
the commission turned down 
the request, Hanson said. 

This also led to discussion 
about who would be respon- 
sible for the maintenance of 
the roundabout. The round- 
about will be part of the road, 
and therefore will belong to 


Economic crisis affects food and tuition prices 

As the cost of food and elec- 
tricity rises, Southern is being 
affected as well, even though 
transportation services have 
yet to feel the crunch of higher 

gas prices. 

Students are paying any- 
where between 15 percent to 
50 percent more, depend- 
ing on the food item, said 
Sherri Schoonard, director 
of food services. This is part- 
ly due to the rising cost of 


"I feel terrible," she said. 
"I hate charging people so 

Even with the current high 
food prices, Food Service is 
only making about a one per- 
cent profit. 

"The cafeteria doesn't try 
to make money off students," 
Schoonard said. In fact, she 
said the main goal is simply to 
break even. 

Fortunately, other areas 
have not been hit as hard. 

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Campus Chatter 









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See what this guy is up 
to on page 12. 


See wliat this mission- 
ary is up to in Gimbie, 
Africa on page 8. 




Southern presents film series 

Alison Quiring 

<t.h Wraf » 

Southern's modern lan- 
guages department is present- 
ing a film series this semester 
focusing on children, trauma 
and abandonment. 

Dr. Carlos Parra, the chair 
of the modern languages de- 
partment, said the intention 
of this film series is to provide 
more education to students 
about issues that are not fre- 
quently discussed, and learn 
how these issues are dealt with 
in other countries. 

"After we watch these films, 
we discuss how the characters 
deal with the expectations 
of their country," Parra said. 
"We talk about how the issues 
are handled in the film and 
how they are handled in our 
own country." 

Pierre Nzokizwanimana, a 
professor in the modern lan- 
guages department, wants stu- 
dents to learn about injustices 
that exist in other parts of the 

"We want to educate stu- 
dents about children who are 
victims of their environment 

and we also encourage stu- 
dents to think of solutions to 
the problems that are present- 
ed in the films," Nzokizwani- 
mana said. 

The film series began on 
Sept. 11 with "Water," a film 
about an Indian girl who is 
married and widowed at eight 
years old. At the end of each 
film there is a discussion peri- 
od where students and faculty 
can talk about the issues they 
saw in the film. 

Students attending the se- 
ries appreciated the opportu- 
nity to learn about issues in 
other cultures. 

"After watching these films, 
I think more about my own life 
and how fortunate I am," said 
Daisy Wood, a junior broad- 
cast journalism major. "Real- 
izing how hard other people's 
lives are makes our own prob- 
lems seem so trivial." 

The final two films will be 
shown at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 and 
Dec. 4 in Pierson-Miller Hall, 
Room 201. Faculty from the 
modern languages depart- 
ment are still deciding which 
films to show. 

Southern Breeze gets funding from SA 

Aaron Cheney 

S r ..» Wpitti 

New funding has allowed 
the student-led podcast, the 
Southern Breeze, to take steps 
in becoming an official outlet 
for the student voice. 

"A whole world has been 
opened up to us because we 
have a little bit of money that 
we can put into it," said Ben 
Stitzer, a senior mass commu- 
nication major and executive 
producer of the Breeze. 

The Student Association 
Senate gave the Breeze $400 
from the Accent budget last 
year, allowing for the purchase 
of several newaudio recorders. 
This year, Senate approved 
an independent budget of 
$2,600, allowing for paid po- 
sitions, public relations cam- 
paigns, as well future equip- 
ment upgrades, according to 
the Breeze's Public Relations 
Director, Angela McPherson, 
a sophomore pastoral care and 
mass communications major. 
"I think people will be 
more excited about join- 
ing the Breeze in the future 
if they know it's a paid posi- 
tion," McPherson said. "Time 

is money, especially students' 

Doug Baasch, SA president, 
included the Breeze in his 
platform during his campaign 
last year after learning about it 
through SA Senate. 

"I wanted to see them have 

help in building awareness 
and increasing involvement in 
the project. 

"Now we have the goal of 
using that money to the best of 
its ability. Still in these growth 
years we don't see it fair to take 
too much money out of it. We 

Ben Stitzer and Angela MePherson 

a much bigger operating bud- 
get and be able to do some new 
creative things," Baasch said. 

The podcast was founded by 
Southern alumni Brad Betack 
and Rika Gemmell three years 
ago. Current staff members 
hope that the new funding will 

want to put the most into the 
Breeze that we can with what 
we are given," Stitzer said. 

The podcast has a team of 
about seven people working 
on stories and collecting au- 
dio, and releases an episode 
every two weeks. 

Wellness Center focuses on student needs 

Julie Weitzel 

Stah Wmiot — — 

With legal and space re- 
strictions, Southern is mak- 
ing students the focus of the 
Hulsey Wellness Center, but 
is also working to include the 

"Our primary objective is 
for educating and training of 
students," said Marty Hamil- 
ton, associate vice president of 
financial administration. "Op- 
portunities for the community 
will grow as we go down the 


The Student Voice Since 1926 
Vol. 64, Issue 6 Thursday, October 23. 2008 

Monika Bliss 
emily young marlin thorman 







Community membership to 
the Wellness Center is limited 
to five percent of total mem- 
bership, due to regulations 
regarding the financing of the 
Wellness Center. They limit 
the Wellness Center to mini- 
mal commercial use, Hamil- 
ton said. 

Initially, the Wellness Cen- 
ter will be offering 50 commu- 
nity memberships for about 
$500 a year, said Don Ma- 
this, facilities manager of the 
School of Physical Education, 
Health & Wellness. 

Students agree that the 
Wellness Center should have 
their needs as a priority. 

"Since it's being paid for by 
university funds, it should be 
used by university students 
and faculty," said Annalisa 
Molina, a sophomore business 
management major, "But it's 
nice that the community is be- 
ing considered." 

Over time, the staff will have 
to evaluate the usage trends of 
the Wellness Center to bet- 
ter blend student, alumni and 
community use. 

Some community members 
agree that the facility should 
be primarily for students. 

The last thing you want is 
too many non-students getting 
in the way," said Bruce Dona- 
hoo, an Ooltewah resident who 
is considering membership. 

Even though there are lim- 

ited community memberships 
available, areas like the in- 
door/outdoor walking track, 
disk golf course and tennis 
courts will be open to all, said 
Leslie Evenson, Southern's 
wellness institute director. Ad- 
ditionally, the Wellness Center 
will offer health seminars de- 
signed for community mem- 
bers. Overall, Wellness Center 
staff involvement in the health 
seminars is a great opportu- 
nity for the community to con- 
nect with Southern. 

Phil Garver, the dean of the 
School of Physical Education, 
Health & Wellness said, "It's a 
major opportunity to be a light 
on the hill to our community." 

Laure Chamberlain 

In the Oct. 9 issue of the 
Southern Accent, the ar- 
ticle "Ancient coins come to 
Southern" on page one in- 
correctly stated the $20,000 
went entirely to new furni- 
ture and marketing. It should 
have said that $20,000 do- 
nated funds was spent on 


graphics, replicas and props, 
an internship, consulting 
fees, food and materials for 
the grand opening and much 
more. Also, the turnout was 
not less than expected. The 
museum's expectation of 150 
attendees was met with the 
attendance of about 230 to 

260 people. 

In the Oct. 9 issue of the 
Southern Accent, the article 
"Cohutta triathlon celebrates 
25th year" on page two 
should have listed Tiffany 
Sands as author. 




Communicators meet in Denver 


Sixteen Southern students 
traveled to Denver from Oct. 
q-12 for the annual Society 
of Adventist Communicators 
convention, with one winning 
the Student of the Year award. 

Southern students Monika 
Bliss, a senior mass commu- 
nications major, and Natalia 
Lopez-Thismon, a senior pub- 
lic relations major, both won 
awards at the Saturday night 
banquet. Lopez-Thismon won 
the Student of the Year. This 
is the second year in a row a 
Southern student has won the 

"I'm humbled by winning 
the Student of the Year award," 
Lopez-Thismon said. "It's nice 
to know that professors recog- 
nize hard work." 

This year's group was one 
of the largest groups Southern 
has taken to the convention. 
The Southern Union spon- 
sored more than a third of the 
students' cost to attend. 

"We are deeply grateful to 
Elder Steve Norman, com- 
munication director, and the 

other Southern Union officers 
for looking after our students' 
professional development in 
such a tangible way," said Greg 
Rumsey, dean of the School of 
Journalism & Communica- 

Students also appreciated 
the support. 

"If it wasn't for the scholar- 
ships I wouldn't have gone," 
said Aric Turlington, a junior 

Natalia Lopez-Thismon 

broadcast journalism and 
computer systems administra- 
tion major. 

Communication majors had 
mixed reviews on the conven- 


"I enjoyed the workshops, 
especially the session that 
showed how to use video ef- 
fectively and tell a good story," 
Turlington said. 

'The tours to places like 
MGA Communications, Den- 
ver Newspaper Agency and 
KCNC-TV Channel 4 were fas- 
cinating," said Ben Stitzer, a 
senior mass communication 

Stitzer said he would have 
liked more hands-on opportu- 
nities to interact with the pro- 
fessionals and had expected 
more time set apart to show 
what job or internship posi- 
tions were open at the repre- 
sented organizations. 

Adrienne Vernon, a junior 
public relations major, found 
the networking helpful. 

Vernon said, "There was 
a graphic design booth there 
and the man gave me some 
pointers that I could apply to a 
project that I was working on 
for a class." 

Thatcher Cafe opens to students 

Katie Freeland 


The Parisian-themed 
Thatcher Cafe in the basement 
of Thatcher Hall debuted on 
Friday, Oct. 10. More than 150 
residents enjoyed hot choco- 
late and cookies in celebration 
of the grand opening. 
- Some bonus features of the 
; cafe are the hours of opera- 
tion and who can use it. It will 
I be open 24 hours a day, seven 
days a week, and can be used 
by mixed company between 
Ithe hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
■with reservations. That means 
.that men and women can so- 
cialize together in the kitchen- 

[ "It's cute-comfortable meets 
European-exotic," said Amy 
-Pitcher, a sophomore educa- 
tion major. "You can have a 
with your boyfriend, or 
a baking session with your 
friends. This is the kind of 
place where great 
can be made." 

Renovations began mid- 
summer of 2007, after the 
new Thatcher exercise rooms 
were completed. The area 
that is now Thatcher Cafe was 
originally used for storage af- 
ter reconfiguring the workout 

The cafe has a coffee-shop 
feel, with small glass tables, el- 
egant mood lighting and even 
a painting of the Eiffel Tower. 

"It'sa really cool opportu- 
nity for mixed groups to use 
the room," said Trisha Moor, 
a junior nursing major, who 
is also a resident assistant in 

The opening of the Thatcher 
Cafe was kept under wraps for 
its renovation period. Resi- 
dent assistants did not know 
until their retreat at the begin- 
ning of the year, Moor said. It 
was also a surprise to many of 
the residents that attended the 
grand opening, like Kristine 
Barker, a sophomore film pro- 
duction major. 

"I didn't know about it at all 
until a few days ago when I saw 
flyers about it," Barker said. 

The Thatcher Cafe is a place 
where students can come to- 
gether and do homework, 
make full meals or simply un- 

"The cafe is very cozy and 
quaint," said Kassy Krause, 
dean of women. "It's relaxing 
and a great place to hang out." 



Thatcher Hall 



Donation given for excavations 

Emily Kay 


This year Southern's Insti- 
tute of Archeology was chosen 
by the Adventist-Laymen Ser- 
vices and Industries Interna- 
tional (ASI) to receive a large 
donation for an archeological 
excavation in the Middle East. 

According to the archeol- 
ogy newsletter DigSight, the 
Institute of Archeology was 
allocated $75,000 earmarked 
specifically toward sponsor- 
ing excavations in the Middle 

Negotiations will begin in 
the near future between Dr. 
Michael Hasel, director of the 
Institute of Archeology, and 
the Israel Antiquities Author- 
ity on securing a biblical plot 
of land for the excavation. 

"There is a great deal of 
complexity in such negotia- 
tions, and we hope for a posi- 
tive outcome," Hasel said. 

If all goes well, the first 
step of excavation should be- 
gin with a survey of the site in 
2009 and the first season of 
excavation in 2010. 

The artifacts that are col- 
lected on the excavation site 
must stay in Israel, but South- 
ern will benefit from publica- 
tions about the dig as well as 
allow students to get hands on 
experience in the field. 

"It was a lot of work, but to- 
tally worth it and I would defi- 
nitely go again," said Jasmine 
Saxon, a junior archeology 
major, about the excavation 
she was a part of in Hazor, Is- 
rael a few years ago. "[I was] 
literally uncovering history, 
the work that I was doing was 
going to go down in records." 

Southern has one of the 
largest undergraduate pro- 
grams in biblical archeology 
and is one of only two pro- 
grams in the world that have a 
program taught from a biblical 

Dr. Greg King, dean of the 
School of Religion said, "We 
are excited about how the Lord 
is blessing our archeology pro- 
gram and we hope that it will 
make a positive difference in 
the advancement of the King- 
dom of God." 

Food drive for community 

Carrie Francisco 

Staff Wmtfp 

As the holidays approach, 
the Village Market, Colleg- 
edale Academy and Southern's 
psychology club are collecting 
food to help those struggling 
in the community. 

The Village Market has do- 
nated food to the Samaritan 
Center's food bank for more 
than five years. Brent Hender- 
son, the new assistant manag- 
er, is now in charge of this part 
of the Village Market and is 
making the food bank project 
more productive and efficient. 

"The people who are shop- 
pers [at food banks] are not 
homeless or degenerates, 
these are the working poor," 
Henderson said. They make a 
decision to keep the lights on 
or eat." 

About 90 percent of people 
in Chattanooga are low-income 
families, Henderson said. 

The Village Market donates 
food items that are close to 
their expiration dates, which 
they give to the Samaritan 
Center, who distributes the 

Collegedale Academy also 
collects food by holding an an- 
nual canned-food drive to help 
people in Hamilton County. 
For 24 years, students have 
been going. to homes to drop 
off paper bags on doorsteps 
with a letter requesting food. 
The students pick up the bags 
a few days later and donate 
the collected items to different 
charities such as the Samari- 
tan Center. 

Last year 28,000 food items 
were collected and distributed 
to more than 600 families, ac- 
cording to Collegedale Acad- 
emy's Web site. 

Southern's psychology club 
has also been conducting then- 
food drive for eight years. 
This year's food drive started 
the first week in October and 
will end Nov. 9. The current 
food drive is specifically for 

Matthew Marlin, president 
of the psychology club said, 
"I think ifs definitely good 
having the food drive; we are 
making a difference." 





Southern hires two new professors 

Melissa K. Lechler 

Staff Wbttcb _ 

The School of Education & 
Psychology has two new profes- 
sors this year. ColJeen Mitchell 
has been hired to teach under- 
graduate and graduate level 
psychology classes that were 
previously taught by Penny 
Webster. Freddy Fuentes has 
been hired to teach education 
classes and to provide a math 
basis that has been underde- 
veloped in the department. 

"God put both of them here 
at the right moment," said De- 
nise Dunzweiler, dean of the 
School of Education & Psy- 
chology. "We found quite a 

as a counselor in Massachu- 
setts. She saw the teaching 
position announced in a Loma 
Linda alumni e-mail and ap- 
plied for it in June. 

Fuentes teaches three class- 
es and is the coordinator for 
the National Council for Ac- 
creditation of Teacher Educa- 

Fuentes graduated from 
Antillean Adventist University 
in Puerto Rico and received 
his master's in math educa- 
tion and his doctorate in lead- 
ership and math education 
from the University of Hart- 
ford. Fuentes has been teach- 

■cddy Fm 

gem in Colleen. Freddy has 
more energy than any 10 peo- 
ple I know put together." 

Students commented on 
Mitchell's approach to teach- 
ing counseling in the class- 
room, a new task for the for- 
mer psychotherapist. 

"She cares about what she 
does," said Rachel Sissac, a se- 
nior psychology major. "She 
tries to make sure you under- 
stand the concept, even if she 
has to go over it six times." 

Mitchell graduated from 
Oakwood University and re- 
ceived her master's and doctor- 
ate from Loma Linda Univer- 
sity. She is currently studying 
for her Tennessee state license 
in clinical psychology. Before 
coming here, Mitchell worked 

ing for 27 years in both public 
and private schools in Texas, 
Minnesota and Connecticut. 
This is his first time teaching 
at a college level. He is cur- 
rently working on his disserta- 
tion, which will be completed 
in May. 

Fuentes began looking for 
jobs in Hamilton County when 
his three children applied to 
Southern. His wife saw the 
position posted on the North 
American Division education 

"They hired me to fill a void 
in math," Fuentes said. "They 
didn't expect to find anyone 
with math education and ad- 
ministration, but I happened 
to have those two." 


Continued from Pg. 1 

on. Then they know how to act 
appropriately around me." 

Some of her students were 
surprised that she was teach- 
ing so soon after the murders. 

"She was back in class, but 
she seemed sad. She wasn't her 
usual self," said Jolene Shafer, 
a freshman general studies 
major who is taking Composi- 

English department raises required ACT score 

put Southern more in line with 101. If the standard had gone 

the requirements of most oth- into effect this year, 21 shl . 

er colleges and universities. dents, or seven percent, would 

Incoming students who do have been required to take ba- 

not meet the requirement will sic writing, 

have to take a basic writing Some incoming freshmen 

class to better develop their don't see the need for the 

writing skills before they can change, 

take Composition 101. "I don't think it's fair," said 

Students will reoeive college Michelle Dannenberger, a se- 

credit for the course, but at the nior at Mount Pisgah Acad- 

end of the semester, they will emy. "[If I had to take an extra 

have to re-take the ACT and class] it would be a waste of 

pass the English section with my time." 

an 18 to enter Composition Others see the new standard 

lOl the next semester. as a positive improvement. 

"Writing is very important "I think it's a good thing 

no matter what your major, to raise the standards," said 

and we want students to be Melanie Befhancourt, another | 

caught up," Tary said. "Most senior at Mount Pisgah Acad- 

of our students are capable of emy. "It really makes me want | 

Melissa Couser 

SlAfl .Whiter 

Next fall the English de- 
partment will require a score 
of 18 or higher on the English 
portion of the ACT in order to 
get into Composition 101. 

"Students who come in with 
an ACT score of 17 or lower 
tend to struggle in Composi- 
tion 101, so the decision was 
made to raise the required 
score," said Bob Young, senior 
vice president of academic ad- 

According to the ACT web 
site, scores of the English sec- 
tion of the test range from one 
to 36. 

Dr. Keely Tary, Southern's 
college composition program 
coordinator, says that 18 is a 
standard prerequisite and will 

doing it." 

There are currently 316 stu- 
dents enrolled in Composition 

to work harder to exceed ex 

Wind Symphony plays opening concert 

Angela McPherson 

Staff Wbiifr 

Southern's Wind Symphony 
played their opening concert 
Sunday night, performing mu- 
sic by Verdi, Ticheli and Dello 
Joio, among others. 

Director Ken Parsons, who 
has been an associate pro- 
fessor of music at Southern 
since 2000, said that finding a 
theme was a matter of picking 
one or two songs and letting 
the rest fall into place. After 
composer Dello Joio died in 
July, the commemorative tone 
was struck. 

"Sometimes that is true of 
novels, movies; you get the 
title afterward," Parsons said. 

Stephen Majors, a sopho- 
more film production major, 
found a cinematic connection 
with the music, although he 

was initially only drawn in by 
convocation credit. 

"I'll just listen and start see- 
ing images in my head from a 
movie— they're always really 
epic," Majors said. 

Harold Mayer, an associ- 
ate professor in the School of 
Physical Education, Health & 
Wellness agreed. Mayer per- 
formed the trumpet with the 
Wind Symphony— an instru- 
ment he has played for 45 

"Music is real creativity," 
Mayer said. "It makes you use 
different parts of your brain. 
It's a great outlet for your reg- 
ular routine." 

Creativity, especially the 
kind obtained through music, 
is something too easily lost 
with a standard academic ex- 
perience, Parsons said. 

"As children, we are en- 

couraged to be creative. As we I 
get into school, creativity g 
stifled," Parsons said. "We are | 
taught to produce the right a 

Parsons said that he is re- 
warded when symphony mem- 
bers unite together to form a 
symphonic whole. 

There were moments, Par- 
sons said, in Sunday's per-l 
formance that differed from| 
anything the symphony k 
practiced before, as far as e 

Such creativity is a risk, hel 
said, because if someone is noil 
paying attention, they can gel| 
lost. But he said if everyone is 
together, the risk is worth it. 

"If we're all tuned in and 
respond to one another, thats 
when the magic really kicb| 

tion 101 from Pyke. 

"There is no question in my 
mind that she is capable of 
teaching [now]," Haluska said. 
"I have every confidence that 
the power of Christ in her life 
will sustain her in carrying her 
teaching load." 

According to the Huntsville 
Times; Doug Pyke, who con- 
fessed to the murders, is in the 
Jackson County Jail being held 
without bond. 


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Daive^y - Deuveivy on campus 






Continued from Pg. l 

the city. 

Hamilton assured the com- 
missioners that Southern 
would be responsible for any 
vandalism or problems with 
the roundabout and will also 
maintain it, Hanson said. 

A couple months ago, 
Southern brought back a new 
design to the commission. The 
new design replaced the statue 

with a fountain. 

The fountain idea immedi- 
ately triggered questions from 
the commissioners and local 
residents about the height of 
the fountain, and drivers' abil- 
ity to see beyond it. A local res- 
ident said that drivers should 
be able to see over to the other 
side of the roundabout and 
that the fountain would limit 

as bad as economists when it 
comes to disagreeing with one 

another," Hanson said. "Some 
say there should be nothing 
but grass and shrubs in the 
center of a roundabout. Others 
say low walls and a fountain 
would have no adverse safety 
impact. I tend to lean toward 
the latter." 

While the concept of the 
roundabout and its size are 
approved, the specifics on the 
center design have yet to be 
voted on. 

Mandarin course to be offered 


Continued from Pg. l 

chosen as a location to give 
shots because it is a building 
many students study in, eat in 
or just walk through, Reverson 

She added, "The dorm lob- 
bies were chosen so people 
don't even have to step outside 
[to go get their shot]." 

Another thing that makes 
the shot convenient is that the 
$21 fee is added directly to 

students' school bills instead 
of having to pay cash, Rever- 
son said. She added, this is the 
same price as getting the shot 
at any public health depart- 

To encourage students to 
participate, candy is given af- 
ter the shot, and every person 
who gets a shot is put into a 
drawing for prizes, such as gift 
certificates to various restau- 
rants, Reverson said. 

Some nursing students are 
helping Health Services by 
administering flu shots to stu- 

dents as a class project, said 
Charity Matandiko, a senior 
nursing major. 

Manna Zachrison, a sopho- 
more nursing major, didn't 
mind getting the shot. 

"It didn't hurt actually," 
she said. "I don't like being 
sick and I like to take precau- 

Matandiko thinks flu shots 
are very important. She said, 
"[Flu shots] help keep our 
campus healthy." 


Chris Mateo 


Laurel Dominesey 

Are you interested in 

making a 


out of your 


American Humanics! 

Adventist Colleges Abroad 
(ACA) is making plans to 
launch a new summer lan- 
guage program for Mandarin 

The current proposal is for 
an eight-week program that 
will allow students to get sev- 
en or eight credits in language 
and culture. 

Dr. Carlos Parra, chair of 
the modern languages depart- 
ment, said two different loca- 
tions have been considered, 
Samyook University in South 
Korea and an Adventist school 
in Taiwan. Because of current 
laws in China, ACA cannot 
promote a Christian program 
in mainland China. 

However, the fact that Man- 
darin Chinese is a second lan- 
guage in Korea would hinder 
the students. 

"Students would be in a 
bubble, just like they would 
be in the United States," Parra 

Taiwan is a more ideal 
choice because Mandarin Chi- 
nese is spoken as a main lan- 
guage there. Students would 
have the opportunity to visit 
mainland China during the 
program through trips with 

the school. Holding the pro- 
gram in Taiwan would allow 
students to be close to the 
mainland, while still being in 
an Adventist environment. 

"Being able to go to Taiwan 
and then to mainland China to 
visit is a tremendous advan- 
tage," Parra said. 

Parra said that students 
have shown a lot of interest in 
having a program for Manda- 
rin Chinese. 

Brent Ford, a Southern 
graduate student said he is 
very excited about the pro- 

"I think any [program] to 
broaden peoples' horizon is 

This spring, the ACA board 
met at Southern and made the 
decision to go ahead with the 
program. Since then, compli- 
cations have arisen and de- 
cisions have yet to be made 
about exact location and spe- 
cifics of the program. Accord- 
ing to Odette Ferreira, director 
of the ACA program, the board 
will meet again in March 2009 
to make the final decisions. 

More information and pro- 
motional flyers for the pro- 
gram will be around campus 
at the beginning of next se- 


Continued from Pg. 1 

Transportation services has 
not suffered from the oil crisis 

Barry Becker, director of 
transportation services, said 
keeping gas on campus makes 
the university less vulnerable 
to the crisis. Transportation 
services buys gas at cheaper 
rates than consumers and gets 
4,500 gallons of gas delivered 
at a time. 

In spite of the global con- 
cern over the oil crisis, Doug 
Frood, associate vice president 
for budgeting and finance, said 
the cost increase doesn't have 
a huge impact on a yearly bud- 
get of S50 million. The uni- 
versity usually pays $80,000 
a year for gas, which now has 
risen about $10,000. 

But Frood has a greater 

"Electricity is really what's 
impacting us," he said. Elec- 

tricity prices have recently 
gone up by 15 percent. This 
represents an increase of about 
$200,000 this year. 

The price of electricity puts 
pressure on tuition, but fi- 
nance officials said they are 
trying to lessen the impact this 
will have on students. Tuition 
this year has increased by less 
than five percent, compared to 
5.5 percent last year and 5.3 
percent the year before. 

"We're doing our best to 
hold down tuition increase," 
Frood said, "but sometimes 
these things don't let you do 

However, students can also 
help prevent tuition increases 
by using less power. He sug- 
gested limiting the usage of 
air conditioning and turning 
lights off when they are not 

Frood said, "A dollar saved 
by the students lowers our cost 
and takes some pressure off 
tuition increases." 




Chris Clouzet 

Religion Editor 

The Bible wasn't written for you and me 

Shaunda Helm 


It's been almost two months 
now since my arrival at Gim- 
bie Adventist Hospital in 
Ethiopia. I am growing fond 
of sour injera and zesty chick- 
pea sauce and am gradually 
learning my first non-West- 
ern language. Although 1 sail 
haven't come to appreciate the 
atonal calls to prayer that echo 
across the hills before dawn, I 
am learning a great deal about 
spirituality from the Ethiopi- 
ans, as well. Perhaps the most 
startling conclusion I have 
reached during my time here 
is that the Bible was not writ- 
ten for people like me. 

This realization struck me 
one day while I was listening 
to a devotional talk by our 
chaplain, Petra Howe. She be- 
gan with the question, "How 
many of you have ever built a 
house?" Nearly all the fifty-or- 
so adults raised their hands! 
She proceeded to tell Jesus' 
parable of the wise man who 
built his house on the rock 
and the foolish man who built 
his house on the sand. I have 
always taken the structural in- 
tegrity of my house for grant- 
ed, so this parable had always 
seemed somewhat abstract. 
To the Ethiopian audience, 
however, it made an immedi- 
ate impression. They had seen 
homes swept away by 

My literacy was no match for 
their life experience. 

I began to notice that many 
of the Bible's other parables 
and metaphors cany a more 
immediate significance when 
viewed through Ethiopian 
eyes. When David refers to 
God as his "rock of refuge" 
(Psalm 71:3, NIV), for exam- 
ple, Westerners understand 
what he is driving at, but the 
concept is fairly intangible. 
Most of us have never actu- 
ally run to a rock to escape a 
hailstorm or a mudslide. For 
the Ethiopian shepherds and 
farmers who work far from any 
man-made shelter, the words 
of David resonate deeply and 
evoke specific memories. 

The Ethiopians sometimes 
bring an entirely new perspec- 
tive on familiar stories. A hos- 
pital worker recently retold 
the story of David's anoint- 
ing in a way that highlighted 
the radical cultural demands 
made by even the Old Testa- 
ment. His point was that we 
should not look down on ag- 
ricultural workers. Of course, 
I thought at first. Why would 
we look down on agricultural 
workers? I had always ideal- 
ized the pastoral lifestyle, and 
my American upbringing had 
conditioned me to expect me- 
teoric rises like that of David. 
But in traditional societies like 
ancient Israel and present-day 
Ethiopia, shepherds do not 

become kings. God's declara- 
tion that He looks at the heart 
rather than the outward ap- 
pearance seriously challenged 
the paradigm of the Israelites 
just as the worship talk chal- 
lenged the Ethiopians. The 
Bible is more socially progres- 
sive than I had thought. 

Perhaps most significantly, 
being in a traditional society 
makes the Bible's injunctions 
about caring for the poor 
sharper and less ambiguous. 
In the United States, it is easy 
to discount James' instruc- 
tion to "look after orphans 
and widows in their distress" 
(James 1:27, NTV) by appeal- 
ing to government social ser- 
vices. In Ethiopia, beggars 
leave me speechless. I cannot 
scoff at them like I often do 
at those holding "Will work 
for food" signs in the United 
States. Most Ethiopian beg- 
gars have obvious physical 
handicaps or small children on 
their hips. There are no social 
services to refer them to, and, 
unfortunately, the church is 
not well organized to support 
them either. I am learning to 
take more seriously the Bible's 
calk for justice and generos- 

So maybe my title and thesis 
are a bit sensational. I am not 
suggesting that we lay aside 
the Bible. Rather, I am urging 
us to bear in mind that West- 
ern civilization is a historical 

Missionary Shaunda Helm in Gimbie, Africa, riding on a mule to 
a remote clinic for an inspection visit 

oddity, and I am suggesting 
that traditional societies are a 
link to the Bible's authors and 
original audiences. Living in 
Gimbie has not significantly 
altered my theology, but I be- 
lieve the Bible is meant to af- 
fect us on an emotional level as 
well as on an intellectual level. 
Jesus' parables were supposed 
to evoke memories of comfort, 

fear and even humorous expe- 
riences. We do not react as the 
original audiences did because 
our lives are vastly different. 
Becoming intimate with a tra- 
ditional society has taught me 
to interact with the Bible on a 
more personal level. It is the 
best way I have found to make 
the Bible come to life. 

The case of God and the lesson of the Rubik's cube 

"Lesson 1: This.. .this is...a 
Rubik's cube. It has.. .six... 
sides.. .Lesson 2 will com- 
mence in 15 minutes." 

I have never solved a Ru- 
bik's cube. On my Sunday ride 
back from midterm break, my 
friend who happened to be 
driving decided to give me a 

"Lesson 2: This is a Rubik's 
cube. It has six siaes. Each side 

has its own color." He named 
the colors and announced 
when we could expect Lesson 
3 before dropping the cube in 
order to shift into forth. Even 
after those few hours driving 
back from the Smoky Moun- 
tains, the Rubik's cube is still 
mostly a mystery to me. 

We tend to do one of two 
things with mysteries. We ig- 
nore them or we wrestle with 
them. So far I have successfully 
ignored the enigma of the Ru- 
bik's cube, but some mysteries 

cannot be so easily dismissed. 
In the small group I attend, 
mystery has been our business 
for the past few weeks as we've 
studied and discussed the doc- 
trine of the Trinity and God's 
attributes of omnipresence, 
omniscience and omnipo- 
tence. A worthy endeavour, 
right? Well, these endeavours 
have led us into collective 
head-scratching and shoulder- 
shrugging. While "What Sev- 
enth-day Adventists Believe" 
reads well, it also reminds us 

that our minds and experi- 
ences are so finite. God is an 
amazing mystery. Take the 
burning bush, the book of Job 
and Isaiah 40, for example. 

I'm discovering that often 
mystery is more important 
than knowledge since knowl- 
edge often reveals deeper 
mystery as with dark matter, 
string theory and "Imagining 
the Tenth Dimension." 

"Be still and know that I am 
God" does not mean dissect 
and reduce me until I make 

sense; it means stand in awe of 
the mystery— a mystery to fall 
in love with and to pursue re- 
lentlessly. God is not the kind 
of mystery to ignore or toss 
aside when it's time to change 

One thing is certain; our 
mysterious God is worthy of 
our trust. We can question like 
Job, but we will not get easy 
lessons or formulaic solutions 
like "Lesson 3: This isa Rubik's 
cube..." Then again, didn't God 
basically say, "I AM"? 




Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

A case for raising admission standards at SAU 

IMatthew Hermann 

I When my economics pro- 
fessor stated that SAU enroll- 
ment is approaching 2,800 
Students, I couldn't help but 
feonder: Where is Southern 
[heading? Are we going to con- 
tinue to grow at an increasing 
Date, or is it time to set some 

I Let's face it— Southern is 
Snisting at the seams. I mean, 
Ryho wouldn't want to come to 
/Southern? Students are com- 
ing in from all over the country, 
and the world, to get a taste of 
.mir denomination's finest un- 
dergraduate institution. At a 
relatively low cost, our univer- 
sity offers academics taught by 
qualified teachers, an amazing 
religious experience facilitated 
by Campus Ministries and fun 
activities hosted by the Stu- 
dent Association. This is quite 
a bargain. Thaf s my point. 

However, I believe it is time 
that we develop some sort of 
rationing mechanism to better 
serve all students who attend. 
While the student population 
has grown, some departments 
like student finance and food 
services have remained con- 
stant in size to meet the needs 

of a 1,500 student body. Many 
are feeling the strain. Since its 
inception Southern has had a 
mission-mindedness that has 
allowed most types of people, 
regardless of academic history, 
to attend our institution. Con- 
tinuing to allow enrollment to 
grow at a rate faster than the 
infrastructure can handle will 
compromise the qualities that 
I believe make this university 
so unique. 

What sort of rationing 
mechanism am I advocating? 
In short, I believe Southern 
should adopt an admissions 
deadline. Allowing ourselves 
to have minimal qualifications 
to attend this university would 
allow us to handle increases 
in enrollment at a steady pace 
while not diluting the South- 
ern experience for students. 
First, I think this would trans- 
form Southern to becoming 
an institution that retains 
freshmen. Second, application 
deadlines would give students 
a sense of pride and act as a re- 
minder that it is a privilege to 
come here. Third, it would also 
give the world some indication 
of what they should expect of 
Southern graduates. Lastly, 
a rationing device would give 
administration greater pre- 
dictability of increasing, or de- 

creasing, enrollment. 

The Freshman Experience 
program has allowed more 
cohesion between students 
and faculty and has allowed a 
means to improve freshmen 
retention. I believe in this 
program. However, it is not 
enough. Having an admissions 
committee to predict, based on 
high school or academy his- 
tory, the likelihood that a pro- 
spective student will survive at 
Southern would give a greater 
measure of predictability than 
what we have now. Instead of 
meeting students and having 
them adapt to college life, we 
should expect them to come to 
Southern with the skills to suc- 
ceed. We should matriculate 
students who can meet South- 
ern's academic rigor instead of 
diluting our own values. This 
is college. 

Whenever a student writes 
a long paper, she has a sense 
of pride that it is done and she 
did it well, especially when she 
gets a good grade. The same is 
true for other areas of life. We 
value what we work for. South- 
ern should be no different. 
Truly, I believe new students 
coming into Southern with a 
sense of pride that they earned 
the privilege to study here 
will change the campus ethos, 

much different than students 
who have felt that their par- 
ents have shoved them down 
the Adventist education sys- 
tem their entire lives. Indeed, 
having an admissions com- 
mittee could not only raise the 
caliber of students that come 
here, but also raise the caliber 
of students who want to come 

Let's examine the most se- 
lective department on cam- 
pus, the School of Nursing. 
Having admissions deadlines 
and prerequisites, the School 
of Nursing carries a certain 
reputation that the greater 
Chattanooga community 

knows about. Many hospi- 
tals, when they experience 
the same level of excellence in 
medical literacy and knowl- 
edge from nursing graduates, 
get the picture. They know 
what to expect. The reputation 
builds and it makes it easier to 
hire Southern grads, which in 
the end benefits the students. 
Why not apply this to the en- 
tire campus? Why not let the 
world know what to expect? If 
our university mission state- 
ment is to prepare students for 
the world, then I do not know 
what we have to lose. 

While I have said that 
Southern offers a unique ex- 

perience, we cannot credit our 
enrollment to just that. Chris- 
tian college enrollment has in- 
creased steadily over the past 
few decades, Adventist or non- 
Adventist. If we as a university 
credit growth to our institu- 
tion alone, we are deceiving 
ourselves. As our past history 
has shown, we cannot simply 
believe that Southern will stay 
Southern and enrollment will 
never sharply drop off. Having 
an admissions deadline would 
give financial predictability for 
the next school year that we 
simply do not have at present. 
Though not as important to 
students as the other points, I 
think having some sort of pat- 
tern in enrollment could give 
structure, not to mention al- 
leviate stress in certain sectors 
of our institution. 

I believe Adventists should 
be known for our phenomenal 
education system. Southern's 
experience is unique, and I 
believe that it is a cut above 
the rest. Southern's continued 
growth could change its small- 
college environment. If we re- 
fuse to preserve this ethos due 
to increasing demand by pro- 
spective students, we might 
still have this campus, but lose 
the SAU experience. 

The deer story: Trying to make Aesop proud 

Chris Clouzet 

Religion Editor 

Ranger. At desk in bunk- 
house. 6:00 p.m. 

Dearest Diary Dan, 

Today, two idiot college- 
age kids were disturbing the 
habitat. I busted 'em good. 
Gave 'em 30 seconds to ex- 
plain themselves and then I lit 
their egos on fire 'til they were 
a multitudinous sampling of 
tiny ash at my feet. Yeah, let's 
just say they learned their les- 
son and won't be sneakin' up 
on no unawares deer and dis- 
turbin' their sparring ritual. 
Lucky I caught 'em in time, 

too. Otherwise the ridiculous 
Cades Cove crowds woulda 
been jumpin' outta their cars 
to copy cat them two idiot fell- 
ers all day long. And there's 
only so many of me to control 
that kinda chaos. 

Deer. Grazing in the cove. 
3:00 p.m. (earlier that same 

"Mighty fine day, don't you 
think Reginald?" 

"Yes, sir. Mighty fine day. 
Grass is green on our side of 
the fence today. Look at all 
the camera-toting tourists ad- 
miring our majestic presence; 
I'd say if s close to a record, 

today. Even those two awk- 
ward skinny young men want 
a closer look." 

Tell me about it. Maybe we 
should spar for them a bit. Let 
them gape a little. 

"Good idea, Wallace. You 
don't suppose they'd give us a 
little chase, do you?" 

"If s hard to say. Not many 
look fleet-of-foot these days. 
One moment, what is that 
ranger telling them?" 

"Well, I say, Wallace! It ap- 
pears he may be prohibiting 
them from a fine chase; and 
with quite a rousing speech, I 
might add. 

"A pity, Reginald, a pity." 

"Indeed. I do believe the 
ranger has once again dis- 

turbed c 

r wildlife. A pity i 

Boys. Back at the campfire. 
8:00 p.m. 

We were innocently rac- 
ing along the Cades Cove loop 
when we spotted a couple of 
deer in a wonderfully large 
field. Stealthily approaching, 
we had our shirts off to aid in 
camouflage and also because, 
quite frankly, we were hot 
(from running, ok!?!)- Our 
goal? Get one last sprint off 
before finishing our afternoon 
romp by getting as close to 

the deer as we could and then 
bolting! Ranger Tact dutifully 
halted our progress because 
we were not supposed to feed, 
touch or disturb the wildlife. 
Obviously we weren't going 
to feed the deer, he said, and 
obviously we were disturbing 
them. But he left the touching 
part wide open with an "I'm 
not sure if you were going to 
touch them or not." Cool! The 
Ranger thinks we could actu- 
ally catch up to a deer! 

Moral. Timeless. 

With God, all things are 




Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

Album Review: "Roots Run Deep" by Jadon Lavick 

Andrea Keele 


"Music is what feelings 
sound like," says an unknown 
author somewhere out there. 
And it's the truth. Though 
we might disagree on many 
points and preferences of mu- 
sical styles, we can all agree 
that music is deeply emo- 
tional, and profoundly power- 
ful. It is music that breathes 
meaning into lyrics. Christian 
artist Jadon Lavick captures 
this development in his lat- 
est album, "Roots Run Deep." 
Discovering the deep roots 
of a legacy of faith in favorite 
hymns, Lavick skillfully cre- 
ates a musical setting that 
doesn't just accurately accom- 
modate the tried-and-true; 
rather, it brings to life implicit 
emotion and meaning. From 
the light-hearted "Come Thou 
Fount" and "Wondrous Love," 
to the reflective "Turn Your 
Eyes" and "I Need Thee," the 
mostly guitar-led lyrics are al- 
most surprising in their new 

Last May, I was returning 
from a memorial service of a 
college freshman. Looking out 
the plane window at cloud- 
scapes, the tragic essence of 
that experience continued 
replaying in my mind. I was 
listening to "Roots Run Deep," 
and stumbled upon the last 
few lines of "What a Friend." 
I'd sung the words before, 
but had somehow missed the 
incredible strength and com- 
fort found in them: "In His 
arms He'll take and shield 
thee, Thou wilt find a solace 

Indeed, Jadon Lavick 
a rich legacy of hymns and a 
fresh, acoustic sound. "Roots 
Run Deep" could easily unite 
diverse musical tastes while 
also uniting tradition and 

'Editors Note: Jadon Lavick will 
be joining us at vespers this week 
to share his music and worship 

uUUA.*to*~l« r 





Get your Green On 


Vexation: Way too 

man}' half-empty product 
containers in landfills. 

Solution: Use ALL your 
toothpaste (lotion, hair gel, 
etc.) before chucking the 

Many of us may already be 
acquainted with product 
saving techniques. If you 
already put these following 
tips into practice, then go 
ahead and pat yourself on 
the back for being so green. 
If you haven't thought 
about it much, here are a 
few tried and true ideas. 

Invest in a toothpaste 
winger or cut your tooth- 

paste tube in half to get to 
the excess that you can't 
squeeze out. Try adding 
a little water to shampoo, 
conditioner or even laun- 
dry detergent bottles, and 
then shake 'em up baby! 
And don't forget to store 
containers upside down. 

Clarification: About 
10 percent of many per- 
sonal products go unused 
because people toss the 
containers before they are 
empty. This means more 
trash headed to the landfill 
and fewer dollars in your 

*tip and info from 


of the Week 

If you could be filthy good at one 
thing, what would it be? 

Every sport, because it would be awesome if a girl could 
dominate them all. - Andie Schafer 

Convincing people that all the things I like to do are really 
fun. - Jessi Turner 

Probably just flying. - Anthony Handal 

The robot, and when I'd walk down the promenade, every- 
one would say, 'Hey, there goes the robot guy! He's so good 
at the robot.' - Donnie Keele 

Preparing fugu.* - Jordan Wagner 

Motivational speaking. Then everyone would feel better 
after listening to me. - Renee Mathis 

Skipping stones. -Chelsea Foster 

I wish I was really good at tap dancing. -B.J. Taylor 

Life. - Nick EUer 

*Fugu is the Japanese word for blowfish, which is a del- 
icacy even though it can be deadly to eat or to prepare if 
done incorrectly. 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

KING: The Photobiog- 
raphy of Martin Luther 
King, Jr. 

Margaret Mitchel House & 

Atlanta, GA 

Open 'til 5 p.m. most days, 
through Dec. 31. 

$12 general admission 

6th Annual Pumpkin 

Stone Mountain Park, GA 

Friday through Sunday, 
Oct. 26 

$25 general admission (dis- 
count tickets at Kroger) 

The Greencards per- 
form at Barking Legs The- 


8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 

S15.50 in advance, $18 at | 

Autumn Acres Corn I 
Maze and Pumpkin Patch 

Crossville, TN 

Open 'til 10 p.m. on Satur- 1 
days and 1-6 p.m. on Sundi 
through Nov. 2 

$8 per person (cash and I 
checks only) 

Chattanooga Market 

First Tennessee Pavil-| 

Noon-5p.m,Sunday,Oct.2* | 


Dixieland Dinner| 


7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26 
, $31, reservation required I 

Vienna Boys Choir UT<| 
Fine Arts Center 

7:30 p.m., Monday, 0* 'I 

Tickets start at $15| 





Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

Ninja Turtles vs Team Fresh: Overtime thriller 

Zack Livingston 

The Ninja Turtles were al- 
most shell-shocked on Tues- 
day night as they took on 
Team Fresh -in an overtime 
thriller. The well-respected 
Turtles didn't expect the first- 
year A league Team Fresh to 
play with such intensity. 

Turtles' quarterback, Mike 
Castleberg started the Turtles 
off with his precision passes 
and created a drive that put 
them up 7-0. Just when things 
were looking familiar for the 
Turtles, Team Fresh quarter- 
back, Cesar Bernardino, ate 
the pressure and created a 
drive of his own. Unstoppable 
wide receiver Sean Lemon 
jumped, dodged and acceler- 
ated his way into the end zone 
after catching a long bomb 
from Bernardino. 

The Turtles tried to answer 
back with a long throw of their 

own, but Lemon proved why 
he's deadly on both sides of the 
ball as he intercepted the pass. 
Lemon sprinted down the field 
to catch another throw from 
Bernardino to put Team Fresh 
up 13-7 at the end of the first 
half, • 

Castleberg had to be re- 
moved from the game after 
expressing some frustration 
on the field. 

Without their Star quarter- 
back, the Turtles gathered in 
a huddle to regroup. Nelson 
Pichardo, Turtle wide receiver, . 
stepped up to take the quarter- 
back position and made Team 
Fresh rushers tired with his 
ability to run and throw the 
ball. With just a few seconds 
left in the game, Pichardo 
threw a Hail Mary that was 
rejected by Fresh defense but 
landed into the hands of Tur- 
tle player, Grady Todd, for a 
touchdown to tie the game. 

'They are lucky that I wasn't 
there to play" said Ehud Si- 
card, a junior theology major. 
"I would have been able to put 
more pressure on the quarter- 

In an awkward conclusion, 
the Turtles scored in overtime 
and caught an incomplete 
pass from Team Fresh that 
was kicked up in the air before 
touching the ground. Pichardo 
came up with the airborne ball 
turning it into an interception, 
which concluded the game. 
Officials discussed the play to 
decide if it was legal, but being 
tight for time they decided -to 
let it go. 

"I learned my lesson last 
night about saying things that 
I shouldn't say on the field," 
Castleberg said. "It was a re- 
ally close game and we'll have 
a lot of respect for Team Fresh 
if we have to play them in the 

Another athletic gripe session 

Zack Livingston 

SeoKB FnnttP 

Thank goodness the Flori- 
da Rays beat the Boston Red 
Sox Sunday night to claim 
the American League Cham- 
pionship. Southern's campus 
couldn't bear another year of 
rambunctious bragging on 
Boston's behalf. Now that the 
Brady-less bunch of Patriots 
don't stand a chance for an- 
i other Super Bowl, all we need 
| is for Kevin Garnett to get in- 
jured to place the Celtics back 
kin mediocrity where they be- 
long. Boston fans will haunt 
[our campus no more . . . hur- 
The battered and bruised 
s Angeles Lakers are having 
trouble deciding what to do 
»ith their rookie center An- 
Idrew Bynum this season. They 
^must have forgotten what hap- 
ened to them in game six last 
I|ear of the NBA finals. Pau 
Qasol couldn't find the stadi- 
i, Lamar Odom left his game 

in the locker room and Kobe 
Bryant proved once again why 
he will never be Michael Jor- 
dan. The Lakers broke records 
in last year's finals for losing 
by over 30 points. Bynum and 
the Lakers have until Oct. 31 
to sign a five-year contract ex- 
tension. Bynum's seven-foot, 
20-year-old body, along with 
three years of NBA experience, 
clearly says that there is room 
for improvement. So what's 
the problem? 

Southern students should 
hurry to see a football game 
now while the Tennessee Ti- 
. tans are having the best season 
of their Uves. ESPN said it's 
been 31 years since the Titans 
have had such success. They 
have the best record in the 
NFL leading the AFC South 
with a 6-0 record. Chris John- 
son and Lendale White com- 
bined for 317 rushing yards 
and four touchdowns Sunday 
night to help them blow past 
the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-10. 
With this beginning, the Titans 

might even make a Super Bowl 
run. Hey, it could happen. 

Tampa Bay Rays' Scott Kazmir 
pitches against the Chicago White 
Sox during the first inning of the 
second American League division 
series baseballgame in St. Peters- 
burg, Fla. Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. (AP 
photo/Pierre DuCharme, pool) 

Intramurals Schedule 

Men's A North Division 

10/23 6 PM 

Team Fresh/Business Time 

Field 3 

10/23 6 PM 

Regulators/Last Minute 

Field 1 

10/27 6 PM 

Regulators/Team Fresh 

Field 1 

W/27 6 PM 

Business Time/The Plague 

Field 3 

10/27 8 PM 

The Plague/Team Fresh 

Field 3 

10/28 6 PM . 

The Plague/Last Minute 

Field 3 

10/29 8 PM 

Ninja Turtles/Shake NT Bake 

Field 1 

10/29 9 PM 

The Plague/Business Time 

Field 3 

Men's A South Division 

10/23 7 PM 

Smash Bros/Biete Me Again 

Field 3 

10/27 7 PM 

Sell Outs/Bietz Me Again 

Field 3 

10/27 9 PM 

yaMAHA Shuffle/Squirrel Tails 

Field 3 

10/28 7 PM 

yaMAHA Shuffle/Smash Bros 

Field 1 

10/28 8 PM 

Cohutta Wild/Squirrel Tails 

Field 3 

10/29 7 PM 

Smash Bros/Showtime 

Field 3 

Men's B North Division 

10/23 7 PM 

Bus Drivers/DP 

Field 1 

10/23 7 PM 

All The Way/Team Eller 

Field 2 

10/23 8 PM 

5th Down/Bus Drivers 

Field 3 

10/23 9 PM 

5th Down/The New Breed 

Field 3 

10/27 7 PM 

Bus Drivers/Old School 

Field 2 

10/27 8 PM 

Bus Drivers/5th Down 

Field 1 

10/27 9 PM 


Field 1 

10/28 7 PM 

Old School/Team Eller 

Field 3 

10/28 9 PM 


Field 1 

10/29 6 PM 

Bus Drivers/Team Eller 

Field 3 

10/29 9 PM 

5th Down/GeFrenich 

Field 1 

Men's B South Division 

10/23 8 PM 


Field 1 

10/23 9 PM 

300/Los Toros 

Field 1 

10/27 7 PM 

Band of Brothers/Los Toros 

Field 1 

10/28 6 PM 


Field 1 

10/28 9 PM 


Field 3 

10/29 6 PM 


Field 1 

10/29 7 PM 

Aghhhh/Los Toros 

Field 1 

10/29 8 PM 

McThunderstix/Band of Brothers Field 3 

Women's A Division 

10/28 6 PM 

Spartans/Raging Penguins 

Field 2 

10/28 7 PM 

October Rush/Lunachicks 

Field 2 

10/29 6 PM 

Suga Rush/October Rush 

Field 2 

10/29 7 PM . 

Spartans/Pageant Pistons 

Field 2 

Women's B Division 

10/23 6 PM 


Field 2 

10/23 8 PM 

Pink Ladies/Ultimatum 

Field 2 

10/23 9 PM 

Ultimatum/Kung Fu Pandas 

Field 2 

10/27 6 PM 

Oh Snaps/Mangostein 

Field 2 

10/27 8 PM 

Pink Ladies/Blazn 

Field 2 

10/28 8 PM 

Ultima tum/Mangostein 

Field 2 

10/28 8 PM 

Blazn/Kung Fu Pandas 

Field 1 

10/29 8 PM 

Black Diamonds/Blazn 

Field 2 

10/29 9 PM 

Cinco de Poplar/Kung Fu Panda? 

Field 2 





Food Drive | NOW through 
Nov. 21, Psi Chi will be host- 
ing a food drive to benefit the 
Samaritan Center. Six dona- 
tion bins are located through- 
out campus in Talge, Thatcher, 
Thatcher South, the Village 
Market, the Dining Hall and 
Summerour. Donations will 
benefit families in need 
throughout the holiday sea- 
son. What better way to help 
use up those extra dollars on 
your meal plan before the end 
of the semester? Please be gra- 
cious and donate a few NON- 
PERISHABLE food items be- 
tween now and Nov. 21 and 
help make someone's holiday 
season a little happier. 

Messiah's Mansion [ A full 

scale model of Moses' Sanc- 
tuary is coming to Chatta- 
nooga's Warner Park on Oct. 
18 and will be here until Oct 
26. Free tours will be given 
from 2-7p.m., leaving every 15 
minutes. Don't miss this excit- 
ing educational and historical 

Student Missions Empha- 
sis I is this coming week, so 
keep your eyes open for dif- 
ferent opportunities to learn 
about becoming a student 
missionary. From bananas, to 
buttons, to free rides down the 
Promenade, you can't miss it! 
The week culminates on Sab- 
bath, Nov. 1, with the Missions 
Expo from 2-5p.n1. in the Stu- 
dent Center. Stop by and visit 
the various booths from many 
different countries, talk to for- 
mer student missionaries, and 
find out, God willing, where 
YOU could be next year! 

Prayer Groups | 7:15a.m. 

M-F near the flag pole; 
12:00p.m. MWF in the Stu- 
dent Center seminar room; 
5:00p.m. M-F at the fountain 
between Hackman and the li- 

1 Jproming pvpnts ralendar 

Friday, October 24 

6p- North River Evangelistic Series 

8p - Vespers - Jadon Lavik (lies 
P.E. Center) 

Alumni Vespers - Bill Tucker (Col- 
legedale Church) 

After Vespers - Adoration (Lynn 
Wood Chapel) 

6:55p - Sunset 

Sabbath, October 25 

9a - Early Church Service - Ken 
Rogers (Collegedale Church) 

9:30-10:158 - Continental Breakfast 
(Collegedale Church Fellowship Hall) 

10a - French Sabbath School (Mill- 
er #201) 

10:15a - SaltWorks Sabbath School 
(Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Collegedale 
Church Fellowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel Cha- 

Adoration - Ken Rogers (Colleg- 
edale Church) 

ll:30a - Connect - Jackie James 
(Collegedale Academy) 

11:45a - Renewal- Ken Rogers (Col- 
legedale Church) 

2-4p - Lori-Gene Gallery Show 
(Brock Gallery) 

2:15 - FLAG Camp (Wright Hall 

4p - Sacred Concert - Todd and 
Lisa Parrish (Collegedale Church) 

6:30p - Evensong, Alumni Organ 
Concert featuring organists Karla 
Fowkes, Tim Hinck, Adrienne Olson, 
David Williams; Reader Jan Haluska 

8p - Gym-Masters Reunion Show 
(lies P.E. Center) 

9:30p - Southern Shuffle - 5K Run/ 
Walk (Duck Pond) 

Sunday, October 26 

9a - Benefactors Brunch (Dining 

10a - Antique/Classic Car Show 
(Wood Hall Parking Lot) 

SIFE Fundraiser at Car Show 

6p - Hulsey Wellness Center Stu- 
dent Opening (Hulsey Wellness Center 
-by lies P.E. Center) 

6:30-gp - SA Fall Festival (Prom- 

Monday, October 27 

Student Missions Emphasis Week 
4p - University Assembly 
7:30p - Latin Duo: Calle Sur (Acker- 
man Auditorium) Convocation Credit! 

Tuesday, October 28 

Student Missions Emphasis Week 
Last day to order December gradua- 
tion regalia online, 

7 & lop - Residence Hall Joint Wor- 
ship (Thatcher) 

Wednesday, October 29 

Student Missions Emphasis Week 
Wind Symphony Tour 

Thursday, October 30 

Student Missions Emphasis Week 
Wind Symphony Tour 
11a - Convocation: Missions, Jose 
Rojas (Church) 

December Graduates | 

must order graduation rega- 
lia and invitations at www. by the Oct. 
28 deadline. All graduation 
seniors for December or May 
are required to turn in a senior 
contract to the Records & Ad- 
visement Office. 

Lonia Linda University 
School of Pharmacy rep- 
resentatives I will be on 
campus Monday, Nov. 3. If you 
would like to meet with one of 
the representatives, contact 
the Counseling & Testing Cen- 
ter at 236-2782 for an appoint- 
ment. They will also have an 
information session in the eve- 
ning from 5:30-7p.m. in the 
Presidential Banquet Room. 
Dessert will be provided. 

"How to Avoid Marrying 
a Jerk" | A free relationship 
class for singles, will be offered 
Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2:00 
to 7:00 p.m. at the Collegedale 
Church. Dinner provided. You 
must pre-register at www.first- or 267-5383. 

Organizational Showcase 

is an opportunity for students 
to meet with local non-profit 
organizations to explore volun- 
teer opportunities in the Chat- 
tanooga area. Free supper will 
be provided from your choice 
of Machu Picchu or China 
Rose from5:i5-6:45p.m. Serve 
your purpose. Serve your com- 

Fall Festival | is this Sun- 
day evening from 6:30-9p.m. 
on the Promenade in front of 
the Student Center. Come eat 
some food, have some fun, 
play some games, and just en- 
joy the fall season! 

October 24 

Amanda Lefurgy, Brent Snid- 
er, Danielle Quailey, Mechele 

Clough, Michael Prince, Na- 
than Newlon, Rachel Howell, 
Steven Karst 

October 25 

Charles Adamson, Clarice Es- 
quilla, David Wills, Donnelly 
Ang, Emily Young, Marissa 
Roberts, Matthew Shallen- 
berger, Roger Gomez, Shai 

October 26 

Alex Ferguson Richards, Al- 
lison Mirande, Andrew Car- 
penter, Dyan Urboda, Heather 
Elmendorf, Jacque Cantrell, 
Jason Neufeld, Jeffery Lam- 
berton, Jeremy Wampler, Jes- 
sie Zollinger, Sarah Milliner 

October 27 

Amy Armstrong, Chert Clay- 
ton, Jose Duran, Kevin Brown, 
Kristen O'Donnell, Michael 
Eubanks, Sarah Malcolm, 
Stephanie George, Timothy 

October 28 

Adrian Wasylyshen, Amanda 
Kendall, Byron Schurch, Evan 
Taylor, Greg Gillin, Jason 
Greulich, Keith Turner, Me- 
lissa Blake, Nick Buchholz 

October 29 

Aldo Espinoza, Art Richert, 
Gayle Lastimosa. Ricky Oli- 
veras, Robert Hutton 

October 30 

Cassie Unruh, Flor Osorio, 
Janice Gallimore, Khrisna Vir- 
gil, Kimberly Magers, Laura 
Andrews, Leilani Santana, 
Mark Walker 




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mile from Southern. 
Private room, shared bath, 
wireless Internet, cable, din- 
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living room, porch and big 
backyard. $200/mo. Plus wa- 
ter and utilities. Call Melanie 
at 423-667-7564. 

Marissa's Bakery | What do 
you enjoy eating Friday eve- 
ning for supper? Do you starve 
on Sabbath mornings when 
the cafe is closed? How about 
some fresh banana bread? 
Delicious blueberry muffins? 
Savory Cinnamon Rolls? If so, 
call 916-847-9495, or e-mail 
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Southern Beets An Interactive SAU Co mic *4 - The Wizard of SAUZ 


Adam Wamack 

Humor Editor 

by: Jason Neufeld (jasonngsoutherH.eJu) 

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Feeling refreshed after break. 

After midterm midterms. You 
know, the ones you have to 
study for all through break. 

M\ Oakwood University's choir at 
\ !j Collegedale Church! 

Delay of the opening of the new 
Wellness Center... again... 

Lawn Concert last weekend, all 
of the performers did amazing. 

A week without firedrills... even 
though we weren't here for half 
of it. 

Submit your caption 

Submit the funniest caption you can 
think of for this photo to the humor 
editor's e-mail (atwamack@southern. 
edu). The top three funniest captions 
will be printed in next week's issue. 

Last week's 
Funniest captions: 

Soldier: "(blushing) I only asked 
for your autograph, sir." 
-Michael Cafferky 

"Man it feels good to be a gangsta!" 
—David Anthony 

"We won!" -Ruben Harris 


of an SAU Dorm Student 

Adam Wamack 

Humph Fnima 

I've been tired of haystacks 
since the nineties, but they are 
cheap so I love them! 

Ramen in the evening has 
become a way of life: differ- 
ent flavors, different styles, 
different methods of prepara- 
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M Southern hosted Alumni 
I Homecoming last weekend, 
6yvith the theme titled "Fit for 
MJterniry: Embracing a Life of 

H The theme highlighted this 
Bear's chosen affinity group, 
She Gym-Masters, encouraged 
Htness through the 5K South- 
I ern Shuffle and promoted a 
heal thy lifestyle with the grand 
Bpening of the Husley Well- 
ness Center. 
, j The alumni council decided 
ra incorporate the Wellness 
Center's motto as the theme 
of the weekend, said Evonne 
Crook, director of alumni rela- 

Southern's current Gym- 
Masters along side their pre- 
decessors, ranging from ages 
17 to 63, put on an exhilarat- 
ing Gym-Masters Gymnastics 
Reunion Show on Saturday 
night. The 60-70 Gym-Mas- 
ter alumni who attended the 
weekend had their own sepa- 
rate weekend itinerary, in- 
cluding a special gym-masters 
reunion supper, show practice 
and worship service to cele- 
brate the club's 32nd year per- 
forming together since 1976. 
Among other honored 



Photo By Katie Fret-land 

Students walk down the promenade stopping at the different shops set up for the c 

Students enjoy carnival-themed festival 

Muneca Ramos 
Staff Writfb 

Instead of bonfires and hay- 
rides, more than 100 students 
walked along a city street with 
shops, lights and music on 
Sunday for this year's fall fes- 
tival, The City on the Prom- 

"I liked how it was on the 
promenade, and how we had a 

party where we normally have 
class," said Ben Schnell a ju- 
nior theology major. 

BJ Taylor, the SA social vice 
president, said he wanted this 
year's fall festival to be untra- 
di tionai and unique, compared 
to previous years. 

"I didn't know if I was go- 
ing to go, but I did and I'm 
glad," said Jashira Nieves, a 
sophomore nursing major. "I 

wish [SA] could do this more 

The activities for the eve- 
ning included live music and 
a typhoon machine that blew 
hundreds of tickets, giving par- 
ticipants the chance to reach 
in and grab as many tickets 
as they could to get prizes in 
the various city shops. Four 

Hulsey Wellness Center celebrates grand opening 

Tiffany Sands 

Staff Wbfttb 

The Hulsey Wellness Cen- 
ter had its grand opening last 
Sunday at Alumni weekend. 

"I am excited that it is finally 
opening, but sad for the peo- 

ple that are graduating [and] 
won't be able to experience 
the full extent of the wellness 
center," said Kristin Copeland, 
a junior nursing major. "It 
would have been a great stress 
reliever [to them]." 

The program began with a 

prelude from the Silver Brass, 
rendering popular American 
patriotic songs. 

"This place was construct- 
ed for you," said President 
Gordon Bietz, as he made his 

SEE OPENING, pace 4 


SA clubs 
to host 

Erica Richards 

Staff Whitfb 

Southern students are feel- 
ing the excitement build as the 
election season comes to an 
end Tuesday, and clubs and 
organizations across campus 
are holding election night par- 
ties so students can watch it 

"I feel very strongly that 
students should be able to 
watch and be a part of this," 
said Doug Baasch, Student As- 
sociation president. "I hope a 
lot of people watch. I think it's 
really important." 

SA, along with clubs like the 
history club and even classes 
like media and the presiden- 
tial election are planning late 
night parties to watch the re- 

SA is hosting an election 
party in the Student Center 
with televisions tuned to cov- 
erage from several news sta- 
tions beginning around 8 p.m. 
and lasting until curfew. 

Another opportunity to 
watch the polls will be in the 
journalism department. This 
semester, Professor Stephen 
Ruf is teaching a class called 
media and the presidential 
election. Rufs class will be 
holding an election party in 
Brock Hall room 112 to watch 







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Week focuses on Student Missions 

Ashley Cheney 
Siaei Kbites 

The goal of the Student 
Missions office this year is to 
have ten percent of Southern 
students serving as missionar- 
ies next year. 

However, this does not 
mean 260 students should 
sign up just to fill a quota, said 
Gayle Moore, student missions 

"We want kids to feel 
called," Moore said. "If there 
isn't at least some element of 
wanting to serve the Lord, be- 
ing a student missionary is go- 
ing to be hard." 

As a way of bringing excite- 
ment and awareness to the 
Student Missions program, 
the Student Missions club has 
been on the promenade this 
week, handing out bananas, 
hot chocolate, donuts and of- 
fering golf cart rides. Thurs- 
day's convocation featured 
Jose Rojas, director of the Of- 
fice of Volunteer Ministries for 
the North American Division, 
who will also be speaking to- 
night at 7:30 p.m. in Thatcher 

"The purpose of [this week] 
is to arrange opportunities 
for students to interact with 
former student missionaries," 
said Nate Dubs, president of 
the student missions club and 
a junior theology major. "Their 
experiences are a powerful tes- 
timony to the benefits of serv- 
ing as a missionary." 

SM Emphasis Week will 
conclude on Sabbath Nov. 1 
with a Missions Expo from 2 
p.m. to 5 p.m. Booths set up by 
former student missionaries 
will be on display in the stu- 
dent center with photos and 
cultural items from the loca- 
tions the students served in. 

For the students who may be 
considering going as a student 
missionary, all that is needed 
to serve is a relationship with 
Christ, flexibility and a will- 
ingness to serve, Moore said. 

For Dubs, serving as a stu- 
dent missionary changed his 

"Allowing God to use you in 
such a committed way is one of 
the most amazing experiences 
you can have." 

Professor returns from Iraq 

Katie Freeland to campus this semester after 

Staff Whittr serving eight months in Iraq as 

Capt. Chris Atkins, a social ^ A™* clinical social worker ' 

work professor, has returned where he counseled soldiers 



The Student Voice Since 1926 

Vol. 64, Issue 7 

Thursday, October 30. 2008 

Monika Bliss 














Laure Chamberlain 

Student workers let go due to family relation] 

Aaron Cheney 

Southern is enforcing a rule 
keeping students and their 
parents from working in the 
same department, causingfour 
departments on campus to re- 
lease current student workers 
and adjust what students they 
hire in the future. 

The School of Journalism 
& Communication, the School 
of Physical Education, Health 
& Wellness, the chemistry de- 
partment and the service de- 
partment all had to let a stu- 
dent worker go this semester. 

The policy is not new, 
however, said Pat Coverdale, 
Southern's human resources 
director. It was instated sev- 
eral years ago, but had not 
been enforced consistently. 
In July 2007, the administra- 
tive council took a vote to en- 
force the policy on future hires 
and to allow current workers 
to continue until September 
2008. Some departments in- 
terpreted the exemption to 
mean students who were al- 
ready employed at the time of 

the vote could continue work- 
ing until they graduated, how- 
ever this is not the case. 

The policy is designed to 
stop favoritism toward rela- 
tives in the hiring process. 
Coverdale said departments 
can still appeal the rule and 
they will be considered on a 
case-by-case basis. 

The School of Journalism & 
Communication lost their ap- 
peal and was forced to let go of 
Courtney Herod, a senior pho- 
tography major who was serv- 
ing as Mac lab coordinator and 
teacher's assistant for several 
courses and had worked for 
the department since he was a 
freshman, said Greg Rumsey, 
dean of the School of Journal- 
ism & Communication. Court- 
ney Herod's mother, Janita 
Herod, works as the school's 
office manager. 

Rumsey said while he feels 
the policy is there for a reason, 
he would like to see some more 
accommodations made. 

"We have a long tradition 
of drawing on our student 
majors to work in our depart- 

ments," Rumsey said. "I \, 
like to see our administrij] 
personnel revisit this 
and consider the pot 
benefits for students who J 
majoring in a department! 
be able to work as part o(| 
team in that area, and pery 
consider an exemption claj 
for that category." 

The school had to fill J 
only 10 hours or more of J 
assistant time, but also f 
teaching assistant position! 

The chemistry depai 
is still working to appeal I 
decision in hopes the s 
worker can continue worli 

"At this point, we \vJ 
have a lab without a teaca] 
assistant," said Dr. RhJ 
Scott, chair of the chem 

Phil Garver, dean of I 
School of Physical Educal 
Health & Wellness, thof 
the rule would not apply! 
their current worker i 

He said they had to let}] 
a worker "everybody her<| 
joyed working with." 

and civilians. 

"My task really was to bring 
hope to the hopeless," Atkins 
said. "Where does hope come 
from? The cross." 

Atkins brought a Christian 
perspective to the counsel- 
ing of soldiers with combat 
stress, depression and other 
problems. The biggest preven- 
tion for combat stress is being 
grounded in Christ, said At- 
kins, who was a part of a team 
of social workers, medics and 

Atkins joined the military in 
2002 after he graduated with 
his master's in social work. An 
army friend approached him 
and told him there was a need 
for clinical social workers. 

Atkins teaches three classes 
in the Social Work and Family 
Studies Department— death 
and dying, child welfare and 
social welfare issues and poli- 
cies. Students said Atkins' ex- 
periences in the war zone help 
him in the classroom. 

"He's the same Mr. Atkins 

that left, but you can feel his 
experiences through the les- 
sor plans in a positive way," 
sai Lunelle Bertresse, a se- 
nio social work major who 
is ' ng social welfare issues 
id policies. "He came back 
with ; uch an appreciation and 
excitement for life." 

Atkins found out he was 
being deployed to Iraq in the 
summer of 2007 on a family 
trip to Michigan. He was given 
two months, and then told to 
pack his bags and head to Fort 

Benning, Ga., for two wet 

Students had mixed J 
tions when they learned! 
professor was going to b 
ployed to Iraq. 

"I had a feeling of con 
for him, but he talked sol 
about his passion thatl] 
he was going to be a ( 
ness," said Candi Weaver! 
nior social work major « 
currently taking child » 
from Atkins, and ha 
classes from him be 
deployment. Atkins 
his students the sunn? 
fore he left to let theni 
that he would be in In! 
he kept in touch wijl 
while he was there as »f 

Upon returning to *l 
and Southern, Atkins", 
quite a few differences- 

darkness," Atkins s 
I came back to happy v ? 
felt like I was a can*! 

T m IRSPAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008 



Former CIA consultant to speak at library 


I Dr. Gary Hess, a nationally 
recognized authority on U.S. 
foreign relations and author 
Igf seven books, will be speak- 
-fcg at McKee Library Tues- 
day, Nov. n at noon and 3:30 
.Urn. He will also be donating 
ground 320 books from his 
Hersonal collection to the li- 

ii Joe Mocnik, Southern's 
fijfirector of libraries, was one 
3jjf Hess' students at Bowling 
Green State University. He 
Hescribed his former profes- 

sor and dissertation advisor 
as soft-spoken, but a tough 
teacher. Mocnik hopes this 
donation and lecture will "en- 
ergize the community." 

"The library has not re- 
ceived a significant donation 
[of books] for awhile," Mocnik 
said. "He could have given 
them to anybody else, but he 
chose this little institution in 

Hess will speak twice. First 
he will speak at a Dean's Lun- 
cheon. The second, "Explain- 
ing Failure: The Debate Over 
The Vietnam War," will be 

held in the library and is open 
to students and the commu- 

One hundred fifty of the 320 
books Hess is donating are 
from a government-published 
series, "Foreign Relations of 
the United States," which is a 
publication of historical docu- 
ments pertaining to U.S. for- 
eign policy. 

Hess was a consultant for 
the CIA in 2002 and is the for- 
mer chair of the U.S. State De- 
partment's Advisory Commit- 
tee on Historical Diplomatic 

Hess is currently a profes- 
sor and the former chair of the 
history department at Bowl- 

ing Green State University in 

"I try to engage students 
as much as I can," Hess said 
of his lecture style. "I try to 
address questions that are of 
importance to us today." 

Ben McArthur, chair of 
Southern's his-tory de- 
partment, is encouraging his 
American government class to 
attend the lecture by offering 
extra credit. 

"He's clearly a scholar of 
note," McArthur said. "Events 
like this don't happen often 
enough on this campus." 

lew churches provide options for worship 



[Several new churches in 
le Chattanooga area are giv- 
ing students and community 
' members more options for 
places to worship. 

"The Adventist presence in 
downtown Chattanooga is not 
nearly as strong as it is in East 
lilton County," said Mike 
iright, associate pastor at 
the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Adventist Church. 
Fulbright is now concen- 
#ing his energy on a new 
lurch in the south section 
Chattanooga. What moti- 
fes him is "the desire to see 
lurch grow and flourish in 
(on-institutional Adventist 
He said this project is about 
"creating a church that's build- 
ing friendships with people 
who weren't part of the King- 
and defining ways to tan- 
)ly contribute and give back 
"ie community." 
ieveral families from the 
'onald Road Seventh-day 
intist Church also desired 
serve God more actively 
ld planted a church in East 
;e. The group took over a 
ject started in this location 
3y the Chattanooga First Sev- 
1(1 enth-day Advent.'- Church. 
For Jr.- An,V.;s. leader of 
lurch plant in Ea ai xudge, 
pal is to continue the 

Want to get 


In East Ridge, contact 

the McDonald Road Church at 423-396-3462 
In South Chattanooga, contact 

the Collegedale Church at 432-396-2134 
In North River, call 423-2384629 

work that Chattanooga First 

"Working together is what 
we want to do," he said. "It's 
the Lord's work, not the 
work of the McDonald Road 

Anders said having a church 
in East Ridge meets a real 
need. He said people do not 
want to drive too far to wor- 
s h i p ,and one of his Bible 
study contacts has already 
asked if there is an Adventist 
church in East Ridge. 

Even though it is too early 
to predict the impact of these 
projects, past experiences 
show that church plants can 
be very successful. 

In March 2005, Southern 
students Partnered with the 
C K-^voh Sevensn-L-a; «v 
ventist Church to start a new 
church in the north section 

Graphic by Katie Dexter 

of Chattanooga called North 
River. After many evangelistic 
efforts, the small congregation 
became an official church of 
the Georgia Cumberland Con- 
ference in March 2008. The 
North River Church has more 
than 80 members. 

Jon Tillay, a senior theology 
major and leader at North Riv- 
er, said the church is still ac- 
tive in evangelism and has ex- 
perienced growth, either from 
people who had no previous 
connection with the church or 
people who had left it. 

Students who may feel over- 
whelmed by the big churches of 
the Collegedale area could give 
these smaller church plants a 
chance to find opportunities to 
get invol v(if1 

Archaeology library opening 

Alison Quiring 

Staff Wbitfb 

Southern's Institute of Ar- 
chaeology will officially open 
its library on Nov. 5. 

The opening of the William 
G. Dever Research Library will 
be by invitation only and will 
be attended by William G. De- 
ver, an archaeologist who spe- 
cializes in the history of Israel 
and-the Near East in biblical 

Faculty in the School of Re- 
ligion are excited that the li- 
brary will be open to Southern 
students and faculty, as well as 
other archaeologists from the 
surrounding area. 

"The Dever Library serves 
as a nice complement to the 
other facilities and resources 
in the archaeology department 
and the religion department," 

said Dr. Greg King, dean of circu i atio n library, but stu- 
the School of Religion. "It will dents are able t0 come j n and 

ies. A third of these books are 
from William G. Dever's per- 
sonal library, which was ac- 
quired by Southern in March. 
The other volumes come from 
the Ken Weeks and the Mat- 
thews libraries. 

According to Southern's 
School of Religion Web site, 
one of the goals of the archae- 
ology department is, "to pro- 
vide instruction in the meth- 
odology and interpretation of 
archaeological data as it re- 
lates to the people, places and 
events of the Bible." 

King agreed. 

"We see archaeology as a 
tool to understand the past 
and Scripture," King said. 
"When we understand archae- 
ology better, we understand 
the Scriptures better." 

The Dever Library is a non- 

continue to enhance and en- 
rich our program." 

Justo Morales, the coordi- 
nator of the Lynn H. Wood Ar- 
chaeological Museum, agreed. 

"If we didn't have this site, 
we would have to go to other 
libraries to do research for 
archaeological digs," Morales 
said. "This is an invaluable re- 
source for us to have here at 

The Dever Library contains 
more than 2,500 volumes, 

..^li.uui b ■'jcha'"o!ogi 
journals, which come from an d better climate control 
three separate personal librar- 

use the resources. Morales 
said he is working with the 
McKee Library to integrate 
the books in the Dever Library 
with McKee's online database 
so archaeology research can 
also be done online. 

The Dever Library is lo- 
cated in Hackman Hall, adja- 
cent to the Lynn H. Wood Ar- 
chaeological Museum and the 
archaeological laboratory. It 
was moved from the opposite 
side of the building during the 
summer iur securft 1 ' reasons 






Continued from Pg. l 

welcome speech from up top 
of the building. 

Doug Baasch, SA president, 
Jaela Carter, Phil Garver, dean 
of the School of P.E, Health & 
Wellness, W.T. McGhinnis, 
Committee of 100 president 
and Bill Hulsey, Board of 
Trustees emeritus also spoke. 

The event was casual and 
involved the student body with 
the One Praise Gospel Choir 
singing "Let Everything That 
Hath Breath." 

The wellness center will of- 
ficially open on Nov. 4 for stu- 
dent use. Some things like the 
hydrotherapy pool, sauna, and 
hot tub, won't be ready until 
January, Bietz said. 

"I really liked the class- 
rooms and the cool state of the 
art equipment," said Geraldine 

J Correct! 

\ Correction to Food Drive for manager that has the merchan- 

Community from October 23. dise that is to be donated and 

Brent Henderson is the new Gary Shockley are in charge of 

office manager of the Village the donation items to the Sa- 

Market, not the new assistant maritan Center or any other 

manager. The department community organizations. 

Dry, a junior clinical labora- 
tory science major. 

The center consists of three 
levels, including the lobby with 
a rock-climbing wall as well as 
offices, classrooms and an en- 
tire floor dedicated to workout 
equipment. At the end of the 
tour there were lots of green 
T-shirts distributed to com- 
memorate the event. 

"I was happy to see the turn- 
out of students," said Christo- 
pher Carey, vice president for 
advancement and also the co- 
ordinator for the event. About 
600 people were in attendance 
to the event. 

A second opening will take 
place in January for the com- 
munity. "When the center is 
100 percent complete we want 
another event to showcase ev- 
erything," said Ruthie Gray, 
director for Marketing & Uni- 
versity Relations. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

the returns on several cable 
and broadcast networks. 

"It's going to be a big elec- 
tion party," Ruf said. "We wel- 
come anyone to join us." 

The History Club is also ex- 
cited about the election party 
it will be holding in Brock 
Hall in room 305. Jaime My- 
ers, history club vice presi- 
dent, said they will be playing 
games likes pin the tail on the 
donkey and pin the trunk on 
the elephant. Pizza and root 
beer floats will be sold for $1. 

If students are interested in 
attending, they should RSVP 
to Jaime Myers by Oct. 31. 

"I think election celebra- 
tions like this are crucial for 
introducing our students to a 
lifetime of civic participation," 
said Lisa Diller, a history pro- 
fessor, "It is crucial for stu- 
dents to start realizing right 
now that paying attention 
to what is happening in our 
world can be/is a social and 
communal activity and that 
they can ask their peers for in- 
formation as well as celebrate 
with them." 

Last day to early vote today 

(residents of Hamilton county) 

Northgate Mall 
(Piccadilly Entrance) 
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Hamilton County Election Commission 
(700 River Terminal Road) 
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Brainerd Recreation Center 
(1010 N. Moore Road) 
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 




Continued from Pg. 1 

alumni, Chris Atkins, South- 
ern's own social work and fam- 
ily studies assistant professor 
was honored Young Alumnus 
of the Year. 

While the majority of stu- 
dents went to the Jadon Lavik 
concert at lies PE Center, the 
alumni enjoyed Friday night 
Alumni Vespers featuring 
President and Speaker of The 
Quiet Hour's Bill Tucker, class 
of '68. Sabbath morning's Re- 
newal service experienced the 
return of our previous Campus 
Chaplain Ken Rogers, class 
of '78. 

A full schedule of activities 
and events were planned for 
alumni to take part in, includ- 
ing a banquet on Thursday 
to open the weekend, several 
seminars enabling students 
and alumni to connect, re- 

fe't Overall, we 
feel it was a great 
success. 5? 

-f vonne Crook 

union luncheons, picnics and 
suppers, sightseeing and the 
classic/antique car show. One 
of this year's program addi- 
tions was the Graysville His- 
torical Tour that took alumni 
to see where Southern first put 

down its educational rootsjl 
Graysville, Tenn. before njj 
ing the school to College 
Crooks said. 

However, attendance 1 
down afew hundred duett 
deteriorating economy, 
Jan Haveman , the alumni, 
sistant coordinator. Souths] 
expected between 800-100 
attendees for alumni weekej 
but only about 800 alunj 
were present this year, i 
of whom blamedthe state I 
the financial system. 

"Overall we feel it wasaa 
success," Crook said. "Aim, 
were thrilled to socialize n 
students this weekend as It 
reminisced on their own yoj 
journeys through college 1 


Continued from Pg. 1 

graphic by Christina Weitzel 

iPod nano's were given away 
as prizes, each for 150 tickets. 
Other attractions included a 
booth serving hot dogs and 
chips, carnival games and 

"It was so much fun," said 
Caitlyn Taylor, a sophomore 
business management major. 
"Students were definitely able 
to get involved in a fun set- 

In addition, there was a cot- 
ton candy machine, popcorn 
machine, and inflatable games 
like basketball, and a Sumo 
wrestling mat, where two peo- 
ple dressed in inflatable sumo 
suits and tried to knock their 
opponent down. 

"I actually knocked over 
my friend," said Laura Anez, a 
senior international business 
major. "That was fun." 

Another student enjoyed 
the basketball. 

"Basketball is my favorite 
sport, so I really liked it," said 
Lu Xu, a junior business ma- 
jor. "I shot 19 baskets in 30 
seconds," she added. 

While there were positive 
things to say about the event, 
some students had com- 

"I didn't get a prize even 
though I had lots of tickets," 
Xu said. When she got to the 
prize booth, there was only 
candy left, she added. 

Schnell also saw room for 

"I feel like we need to get 
out of the paradigm of waiting 
in line for carnival-type things. 
I think fall festival should cel- 
ebrate the fall harvest." 

Taylor said that although 

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due to schedule conflicts i 
the Wellness Center 
opening, he was satisfied i 
the outcome and the enthj 
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(pake in remote Pakistan 
border region kills 170 

ZIARAT, Pakistan (AP) _ 
Hstrong earthquake struck 
Bore dawn Wednesday in 
Hfcverished southwestern 
Pakistan, killing at least 170 
pebple and turning mud and 
Bffiber homes into rubble. 

An estimated 15,000 peo- 
pj| were left homeless, and 
MRuers were digging for 
Bjfr jvors in a remote valley 
MB Baluchistan, the remote 
Rftvince bordering Afghani- 
Bro where the magnitude 6.4 
quake struck. 

Officials said they were dis- 
tributing thousands of tents, 
blankets and food packages 
and sending in earth-moving 
equipment to dig mass graves. 
Many of those who survived 
were left with little more than 
the clothes they had slept in, 
arid with winter approaching, 
temperatures were expected 
to drop to around freezing in 
coming nights. 

Worst-hit was the former 
British hilltop resort of Ziarat 
and about eight surrounding 
villages, where hundreds of 
houses were destroyed, in- 
cluding some buried in land- 
slides triggered by the quake. 
"There is great destruc- 
tion," said Ziarat Mayor Dila- 
war Kakar. "Not a single house 
is intact." 

Aftershocks rattled the area 
throughout the day, including 
one estimated at magnitude 
6.2 in the late afternoon. There 
were no reports of additional 
casualties or damage. 

Kakar said the death toll 
from the quake was 170, with 
375 injured. Around 15,000 

AP Photo 
Pakistani villagers remove their fixtures and belonging from a house 
damaged by earthquake in Ziarat, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) south 
ofQuetta, Pakistan on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. 

people lost their homes, he 

Kakar appealed to "the 
whole world" for help, but the 
head of Pakistan's National 
Disaster Management Au- 
thority said an international 
relief effort would not likely 
be necessary. 

In the village of Sohi, a re- 
porter for AP Television News 
saw the bodies of 17 people 
killed in one collapsed house 
and 12 from another. Dis- 
traught residents were digging 
a mass gTave in which to bury 

"We can't dig separate 
graves for each of them, as 
the number of deaths is high 
and still people are searching 
in the rubble" of many other 
homes, said Shamsullah Khan, 
a village elder. 

Other survivors sat stunned 
in the open. 

Hospitals in the nearby 
town of Kawas and the provin- 
cial capital Quetta, 50 miles 

away, were flooded with the 
dead and injured. One patient, 
Raz Mohammed, said he was 
awoken by the sound of his 
children crying before he felt 
a jolt. 

Experts: Plot detracts 
from race progress in 

Ark. (AP) - Shades of the re- 
gion's racist past came creep- 
ing back this week just as the 
South could be poised to play 
a pivotal role in electing the 
nation's first black president. 

An alleged plot by two 
young white supremacists to 
go on a killing spree and assas- 
sinate Barack Obama, though 
far-fetched by most accounts, 
may conjure images of the 
Jim Crow era for some. But it 
doesn't necessarily reflect the 
modern South, which in recent 
years has seen a huge influx of 
immigrants and transplants 
from other regions, as well as 

the empowerment of a black 
electorate that could decide 
the Nov. 4 election. 

"These incidents, isolated 
though they are, serve as a 
reality check," said journalist 
John Seigenthaler, 81, who 
was U.S. Attorney General 
Robert Kennedy's administra- 
tive assistant and was attacked 
with the Freedom Riders dur- 
ing the Civil Rights era. 

"Yes we've changed in sig- 
nificant ways, but there are 
those that haven't," said Sei- 
genthaler, who also was editor 
and publisher of The Tennes- 
sean in Nashville and founded 
the First Amendment Center. 
The alleged plot "should 
serve as a low voltage electric 
shock. We're a new South, but 
there are elements of the old 
South still under the surface." 
Paul Schlesselman, 18, of 
Helena-West Helena, Ark., 
and Daniel Cowart, 20, of 
Bells, Tenn., who are accused 
of dreaming up the plan to be- 
head blacks across the country 
and assassinate Barack Obama 
while wearing white top hats 
and tuxedoes, were likely too 
disorganized to carry out the 
plot. They have a federal court 
hearing scheduled for Thurs- 
day morning in Memphis. 

Thousands still lack pow- 
er after Northeast storm 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ More 
snow fell Wednesday in parts 
of the Northeast as utility 
crews labored to restore ser- 
vice to thousands of custom- 
ers blacked out by the region's 
first big snowstorm of the sea- 

The wet snow that began 

falling Tuesday collected on 
trees still covered with leaves, 
and its weight combined with 
gusty wind to send limbs 
crashing onto power lines. 

The National Weather Ser- 
vice reported storm totals of 
about 14 inches at northern 
New Jersey's High Point State 
Park, as much as 15 inches 
along the northwestern edge 
of New York's Catskill Moun- 
tains, and a foot in Pennsylva- 
nia's Pocono Mountains. 

More wind-blown snow 
swept through northern Ver- 
mont on Wednesday. A lake 
effect snow warning was in 
effect for northwestern Penn- 
sylvania, with accumulations 
of up to 12 inches possible 
at higher elevations, as wind 
picked up moisture from 
Lake Erie. Radar showed new 
snowfall Wednesday in parts 
of upstate New York. 

More than 40,000 custom- 
ers remained without power 
Wednesday in upstate New 
York, most of them in the Mo- 
hawk Valley, Adirondacks and 
the Catskills, according to util- 
ities National Grid and New 
York State Electric & Gas. 

Crews inNew Jersey worked 
to restore power to more than 
41,000 customers, mainly in 
the northern part of the state. 
Jersey Central Power and 
Light said service might not 
be fully until sometime during 
the night because fallen trees 
hampered access to severed 
power lines. 

Snow also fell at higher el- 
evations of the central and 
southern Appalachians. 




Benefit Flea Market 

Proceeds will benefit the Eden Garden 


Supported by the Collegedale Caroliers 

(6-8 grade choir) and families 

Sunday November 9, 8am • 2pm 
Collegedale SDA Church 
Lower Parking Lot 
•If rain, AWS Gymnasium 




Chris Clouzel 

Religion Editcvl 


How to avoid having dry bones in our daily lives 

Chris Clouzet 
gmcioa Eniroa — 

The bubbly brook, the 
cheery campfire, chipper the 
chipmunk, smiling heavens, 
and friendly friends: these 
were all integral parts of our 
recent fall break camping trip. 
Our memories wouldn't have 
been the same had they been 
full of rainy days and Mon- 
days, frowning Freddies, neg- 
ative Nancies, or doom and 
gloom. As they say, "Attitude 
determines altitude." 

Life is the same. The prov- 
erbs say that "a happy heart 
makes the face cheerful, but 
heartache crushes the spirit" 
(Proverbs 15:13)- I'm cer- 

tainly not one to always have 
a happy heart. After all, I'm 
melancholy. People tend to 
ask me about what's wrong 
rather than what makes me 
so happy. But don't take my 
word for it, take the Word of 
God. Solomon also reminds us 
that "a cheerful heart is good 
medicine, but a crushed spirit 
dries up the bones" (Prov- 
erbs 17:22). I am not exactly 
sure what a cheerful heart 
looks like. I've never seen a 
real heart period. But, even if 
for no other reason, I'd like 
a cheerful heart because I'm 
quite certain I want to avoid 
my bones drying up. Yikes. 

I think God provides us 
every day with many ways to 

keep our attitudes positive 
and our spirits high. Whether 
it's a delightful smile, a filling 
meal before a nap, or some 
quiet study time with some 
pals, if we're willing, these 
things help us realize that life 
isn't so bad after all. 

However, we cannot do it 
without God. Even if we don't 
look at the depressing news or 
visit third-world countries, we 
are continually bogged down 
by homework and stress, fam- 
ily issues, sicknesses, and 
other worrisome catalysts to 
sadness. So pay attention to 
the small things. Like smiles. 
"A cheerful look brings joy to 
the heart, and good news gives 
health to the bones." Lesson? 

If you ever find your bones ing health back to your bona! 
drying up, just flash someone Who needs God? We at| 
a quick smile and enjoy bring- do! 

a dheerPu/ heart 

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&ejt a C-r/us/ieJ spit-it 

Graphic by Christina Weitzd I 

A heart burning with the passion of Christ 


Lemmy Recinos 


"Mister, why didn't you 
stand up?" The words burned 
in my ears as I realized what 
they were implying. I mum- 
bled an indistinct answer and 
quickly found my way outside, 
floored by what had just oc- 

It was Friday, it had been 
a long week and frankly I was 
tired. The chapel speaker for 
the Pohnpei SDA High School 
was a fired up, pentecostal- 
sounding freshman, who in 
true evangelistic style ended 
his sermon with an appeal for 
those who truly wanted Jesus 
in their heart to first raise their 
hand, and then rise to their 
feet. I barely even registered 
the words he was saying, and 
kept my seat. "1 KNOW that I 
believe in Jesus, I've done this 
a million times; not standing 
for ONE altar call won't hurt." 

Or will it? I thought long and 
hard about what the question 
that the student had posed re- 
ally meant as I stumbled out 
of the chapel and to my apart- 
ment for lunch. 

What kind of impression 
was I truly making on my stu- 
dents? Ninety-five percent of 
the students at Pohnpei SDA 
School are not Adventists, and 
most of them—even though 
they claim to be Protestant, 
Catholic or at least religious- 
-spend their weekends drink- 
ing and partying. When I first 
heard this, I was skeptical, but 
my students were more than 
eager to share their stories of 
crazy weekends with me. In 
the past two months I have 
been asked if I "party" or want 
to try some sakau (local drink) 
more times than I can remem- 
ber. As the school year began, 
the realization sunk in that the 
only way I could make a differ- 
ence in these kids' lives was by 

setting an example. My every 
action was being watched and 
scrutinized by 250 teenagers 
who are in the pivotal years 
of their life, searching for the 
meaning and purpose of it all. 
Now I had blown it! The 
one chance that I had to show 
my students that there was 
something different in my 
life, something more fulfilling 
than parties and sakau. The 
one chance that I had to show 
them through my actions that 
my faith was a central and piv- 
otal part of my life was blown 
because of my inattentiveness! 
But why? I've been a Seventh- 
day Adventist my whole life. 
Ever since I can remember 
I've been spoon-fed verse af- 
ter verse to the point that I've 
grown insensitive to it. I was 
so used to hearing sermons 
and altar calls that the mean- 
ing of it all was lost somewhere 
between the microphone and 
my brain, leaving me to sim- 

ply wonder what I was going to 
have for lunch. 

Luke 24:32 says, "Did not 
our heart burn within us, while 
he talked with us by the way, 
and while he opened to us the 
scriptures?" What a scene, the 
two travelers had just spent a 
seven-mile walk-rurned-Bible- 
study with Jesus. What an 
opportunity! A one-on-one 
explanation of the scriptures 
from the Son of God— Himself! 
After such an encounter the 
two disciples could not help 
but feel the burn of Christian 
passion that Christ had set in 
their hearts. What has hap- 
pened to that burn now, 2,000 
years later? Do our hearts 
truly burn after we have had 
the scriptures opened to us? 
How often do we walk away 
from a convocation, vespers 
or even week of prayer saying 
"Wow!"? Or is our experience 
more along the lines of "I hope 
this finishes soon, I don't want 

to miss the nachos in theloll| 

One may argue that itisij 
Jesus himself who is presel 
ing the message, and tlaj 
fore, a burning desire for n 
cannot be expected or s 
desired. However, who arei] 
to judge a message? Raft 
I encourage you to 1 
yourself, the next time | 
are listening to a sermon,! 
yourself if you are really Pj 
ing attention or simply si* 
through "another" sen 
Ask yourself if deep 
your heart truly burns. 
inward thoughts and decia 
are reflected in our ouWj 
actions, and those are 1 
truly show who we are. 
member, you never knowl 
may be watching, or wheij 

are passing up an t 
to make a difference in" 



Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

o pinion 

Liberty can be a real pain in the neck 

BJatthew Turk 

9 John Smith awoke a little 
Earlier than usual last Sunday 
Biorning. He drank a cup of 
Soffee and skimmed the head- 
Sfines of the paper before he re- 
Rlized how particularly beauti- 
fiil the fall morning was. 
H Sure, I could still run if I 
Mad the time, John thought, 
But it's just nicer to get up and 
vead the paper before work, 
■Without the stress of cram- 
ming more into an already 
stressful day. 

I This usually placated his 
conscience enough to finish 
readi ng the paper before work 
and finish the day without 
regretting his prior decision. 
However, John was proud of 
himself this morning for ac- 
tually lacing up his shoes and 
getting his rear in gear. He 
turned right out of his drive- 
way toward the entrance of 
the subdivision a few minutes 
away, all the while enjoying the 

sound of his well-worn shoes 
on the pavement. He smiled 
and greeted his neighbor Mary 
between breaths as he passed 
her returning from her run. 
She sure looked surprised to 
see me out here, John mused, 
but I have still got it. 

As he started up the hill 
leading onto the main road, a 
searing pain throbbed in his 
side and a burning sensation 
descended down his neck. 
Miat's happened to me? was 
all he could think as he turned 
around to make sure Mary 
didn't notice his stopping. I 
used to be president of the 
Southern Striders! John made 
a few more starting attempts 
before calling it a day and 
walking home to stretch. 

Since our first history les- 
son, the sacrifice our fore- 
fathers made to give us the 
country we enjoy living in to- 
day has been made quite clear. 
Thank you, forefathers. You 
sacrificed, struggled, yearned 
and endured to create a land 

embodying the most idealistic 
of principles of liberty. 

It is also quite clear that our 
country is facing many great 
challenges today, not so differ- 
ent in scope and effect as what 
our forefathers dealt with in 
their day. Do you know what 
those issues we as American's 
are dealing with today? Do 
you know what the headlines 

"Well..." you may say, 
"Some of our country's issues 
are the economy, the war in 
Iraq, health care and the so- 
cial security system, to name 
a few." 

Ok, all true. Now why are 
these issues? What events and 
decisions led us to the position 
we are in today regarding our 
social security system? Why 
can't we just print the money 
to bail the banks out and call it 
good? Where is Barack Obama 
going to get the money for his 
health care plan? How is John 
McCain going to continue fi- 
nancing the war in Iraq? Do 

you know who Bob Ban- is? 
What is your civic duty? 

What is your civic duty? 
What does it mean to be an 
American? Is it a standard of 
living envied by most of the 
world? Is it being able to buy a 
gun or tell someone what you 
really think? Is it enjoying the 
American dream and feeling 
safe on an airplane? "Ms. Cou- 
ric, I'd like to use a lifeline." 

Martin Luther King, Jr. 
once said, "Change does not 
roll on the wheels of inevita- 
bility, but comes through con- 
tinuous struggle. And so we 
must straighten our backs and 
work for our freedom." 

The Roman Republic, 
cited as a classic example of 
progressive thinking and po- 
litical freedom, lost both by 
settling for tranquility. Benja- 
min Franklin boldly said that 
"People willing to trade their 
liberty for temporary security 
deserve neither and will lose 
both." This applies to more 
than just terrorism. 

It is not enough to know 
we have problems. It is not 
enough to know merely what 
those problems are. It is our 
duty as Americans to defend 
liberty. The duty is not limited 
to those serving in the armed 
forces. You have the responsi- 
bility to ask questions, to use 
the information available to 
become informed and edu- 
cated. Voltaire had it right in 
part when he advised, "Judge 
a man by his questions rather 
than his answers." You have 
the responsibility to know 
what you believe, know why 
you believe it and to defend 
that belief. I can be free only 
as you are free. 

As John Smith found out 
early one Sunday morning, 
if you don't use it, you'll lose 
it. Exercise your rights as an 
American. Only in this can 
liberty's continuation be as- 

Thoughts on congress: When representation fails to represent 

Andrew Bermudez 

CnMTq |R|rmn 

You are probably aware that 
for the past few months, our 
economy has been in rough 
shape. But maybe you aren't 
familiar with what precipitat- 
ed the economic situation we 
find ourselves in, so here's a 
little background. 

Our economy runs on debt. 
For years, the Federal Reserve, 
led by cryptic cheerleader- 
in-chief Alan Greenspan, and 
more recently by bumbling 
Ben Bernanke, has done all 
>t can to encourage debt and 
spending at every level, from 
individual citizens to the fed- 

| government itself. Banks 
individuals worldwide 
have been more than happy to 

cooperate. The only problem 
is debt has a way of coming 
due, and when you owe way 
too much, there's only so deep 
you can dig before you just 
can't borrow any more. Now 
the debts are coming due and 
no one is willing to lend. 

In their infinite wisdom, 
the powers that be decided the 
perfect solution to too much 
debt was more debt— financed 
by the taxpayers this time. 
Seven hundred billion dollars 
sounded about right, so off to 
the Congress went Bumbling 
Ben and company, asking for 
the cash. There was just one 
problem: Somehow, ordinary 
Americans weren't so keen 
on the idea. Under immense 
pressure from constituents 
around the country, the House 

rejected the plan, sending the 
stock market plummeting. 

8 ^..there's only 
one thing left 
for us to do: 

vote 'no,' 
That's right; 

vote out anyone 
who failed to 

represent us in 


This would never do! So the 
media painted the stock mar- 

ket drop as a direct result of 
the "no" vote, ignoring that 
almost the entire drop was re- 
gained the next day; the Sen- 
ate tacked on some "pork-bar- 
rel" spending to the plan, then 
congratulated themselves for 
passing it; and even the Presi- 
dent begged Congress to act. 
Finally, enough House mem- 
bers decided to flip-flop and 
support the bailout bill. On the 
second try, it passed, sending 
the stock market— you guessed 
it— plummeting. 

If you're like me, you are an- 
gry that the government bailed 
out big banks, leaving the in- 
flationary bill for the next gen- 
eration—us. Since the majority 
of our representatives ignored 
our pleas to vote "no," there's 
only one thing left for us to do: 

vote "no." That's right; vote out 
anyone who failed to represent 
us in Washington, particularly 
those who flip-flopped at the 
last moment. Sadly, that list 
includes Zach Wamp, Repub- 
lican representative for the 
Chattanooga area. He voted 
"no" the first time, only to turn 
his back on you and vote "yes." 
I have nothing against Mr. 
Wamp, and I am a staunch 
Republican, as any of you who 
remember my days with the 
Accent know. However, I en- 
courage all of you to turn your 
back on every elected official, 
Democrat or Republican, who 
turned their backs on us. It's 
your vote; make it count. Vote 




Rachel Hopkins I 
Lifestyles Editor 

Rachel Hopkins 

Eipectvik; F nima 

Looking ahead: Spring break on the cheap 

for four or five nights during also affordable. Just be safe 
break. Within just a few min- and don't forget your married 
utes I found several cruises couple! 
for under $300 leaving from 
ports within driving distance 
(Mobile, Ala., Jacksonville, 
Fla. or other east/south coast 
ports). Naturally, these cruis- 
es are confined to east coast 
Mexico and the western Carib- 
bean Islands. On the upside, 
you don't have to worry about 
allotting extra money for food 
while you're gone, since cruis- 
es are generally all-inclusive. 

It happens to me every 
year. I don't think about mak- 
ing awesome plans for spring 
break until Christmas vaca- 
tion when I don't have enough 
time to save money for a stel- 
lar spring fling. But not this 
year! An exceptionally strong 
loathing of my homework this 
semester has already got me 
thinking about a fun getaway 
with by friends. If you haven't 
started making plans for spring 
break, here are a few ideas 
on the more affordable side 
that could be a possibility if 
you start planning now (don't 
forget to ask for some spring 
break dough for Christmas to 
help out). But remember, get- 
ting a group together to help 
keep gas/lodging prices down 
is key. 

1. Cruise - With a little 
web searching, it's not too 
hard to find a cheap cruise 

2. Camp - A trip up to the 
Smokies for camping, hiking, 
climbing, etc. can be just the 
way to' rejuvenate if you're the 
outdoorsy type. Since we aren't 
too far away from Smokey 
Mountain National Park, gas 
prices can stay at a minimum 
while scenery remains at a 
maximum. Campsites come 
cheap ($14-23 per night in the 
park). You may even consider 
treating yourself to a lodge 
one night, many of which are 

3. Drive - Although road 
trips are less affordable than 
they used to be, they're still, 
hands down, the best way to 
see the countryside and get to 
know your traveling compan- 
ions (for better or worse). Pack 
light, buy some canned food 
and look up hostels on your 
route to keep the trip within 
budget. not only 
gives you locations and con- 
tact info for youth hostels all 
over the country, but they 
also rate each one on security, 
cleanliness, etc. Road trip up 
to New England for some ski- 
ing/boarding, down to Florida 
or Texas for some sand and 
sun or even up to Canada for- 
um. ..French road signs? Just 
kidding. Try Canada for a visit 
to Niagara Falls or a tour of 
Toronto, one of the most mul- 
ticultural cities in the world. 

Inglish on English: Know your dialects, eh? 

Chelsea Ingush 


Americans should take the 
opportunity to travel America. 
Not only are there lots of inter- 
esting things to see, there are 
also lots of interesting things 
to hear— mainly, the many 
American dialects. When trav- 
eling the country, it would be 
wise to have a handle on each 
regional dialect, in case you 
ever find yourself in a sticky 

If, while vacationing in the 
North, you crave a sugary, car- 
bonated beverage, be sure to 
ask for "pop," "soda" will get 
you a blank stare, and "Coke" 
mil get you just that: a Coke. 
Don't bother specifying if it's 
a "Sprite Coke" or a "Pepsi 
Coke," because you will get a 
"Coke Coke;" it's the only land 
of Coke they call a Coke. 

Perhaps you will journey 
farther into the north, to the 
Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 
This will be a complete culture 
shock because "Yooper" dia- 
lect is quite unique. The most 
common linguistic phenom- 
enon you will encounter is 
"eh?" which is tacked on to the 
end of every sentence. Don't 
be confused, even though it 
seems like every sentence is a 
question. You do not have to 
answer "I like that sweater, 
eh?" with "Um...yes...I guess 
you do." 

While attending church in 
the South, you will probably 
hear the congregation interact 
with the preacher, calling out 
"Amen!" or "Mercy!" These 
are NOT interchangeable! 
"Mercy" is to be used in re- 
sponse to a powerfully nega- 
tive point, such as "We are the 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

Chattanooga African 
American Museum 

10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday- 

$5 admission 

Acoustic Jam Session 

Soddy-Daisy Community 

190 Depot St. 

7-10 p.m. every Thursday 
(except first Thurs. for the 


Contact Marvin Neighbors, 
332-4901 for more info 

Atlanta Hawks Opening 

Philips Arena 

7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. i 
Ticket prices vary 

Free First Sunday 

Hunter Museum of Art 


Noon-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov.a 


Mountain View Bluegrass I 

Chattanooga Market 
Noon-5 p.m. 

145th anniversary re-en- 1 
actment of Battle of Mis| 
sionary Ridge 

Sequoyah Caverns 

Valley Head, Ala. 

1-5 p.m., Sunday Nov. | 
(open every day) 

$12.95 (group rates 

Camping and cavern touifl 


worst of sinners!" "Amen" is a 
response saved for a powerful- 
ly positive point, such as "But 
Jesus took our punishment!" 

When visiting the Pacific 
Northwest, you will salute 
the American "fleg," put your 
groceries in a "beg," and if you 
stick your finger down your 
throat, you will most likely 
"geg." In California, you get 
into that whole surfer mess 
that I won't try to figure out. 

Back over on the East Coast, 
in Maine, "Good" is great, but 
"Wicked good" is better. 

And if you happen to be 
privileged, as I am, to spend 
any time in the Mid-West, 
you'll find.. .nothing of inter- 
est. Except that we sometimes 
put an "r" in the middle of a 
word, like "warsh." But please 
don't do that if you visit, we're 
trying to break the habit. 

Get Your GfCeil 0" 


Vexation: My gas mile- 
age! Even if prices did 
go down, I'm still getting 
heartburn every time I fill 

Solution: There's at least 
a hundred ways to improve 
gas mileage, but this week, 
let's focus on NOT letting 
our cars idle. 

Turn off your car when 
you're stopped at a light, 
stuck in traffic or waiting 
for someone to come out of 
the dorm. Also, make sure 
you're ready to go BEFORE 
you turn your car on. 

Clarification: Believe 
it or not, just 10 seconds 
of idling requires more gas 
than if you just turn the 
car off and then start it up 
again. Here's a number to 
put it into perspective; if 
your car idles for 15 minutes 
a day it can cost you up to 
$100 a year. If.1 had known 
that a year ago, I could have 
saved that money and go" e 
to the Cincinnati Bengals 
game over fall break that 1 
couldn't afford. Maybe nei* 
year Carson Palmer. 
•tip and info from idta».«m 



Last Minute wins at last second 


Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

Zach Livingston 

In the men's north A league, 
»team Last Minute waited till 
he last second to win the 
game, as they took on team 
Blague Tuesday night. The 
blague went on an immediate 
•{'drive in the beginning of the 
P 1 'game that put them up a 6-0. 

■, However, the lead didn't 
I last too long when Sean 
I Bispham, Last Minute line- 
backer, decided to catch a lat- 
f Pferal from a teammate and run 

8o yards down the field for a 

In the second half the Plague 
scored with three minutes left 
in the game but were still down 
by two points. A bullet pass 
from Tyman was snatched out 
of the air by Jeff Sagala to tie 
both teams up 14-14. 

With 18 seconds left in the 
game Bispham attempted to 
carry the ball up the right side 
of the field to end it all. Of- 
ten criticized for his mobility, 
Sagala dived and extended to 
grab the flag before Bispham 

could reach the end zone. 

On fourth down, with nine 
seconds left on the clock, be- 
fore being forced into over- 
time, Last Minute QB, Robert 
Slocum, performed a last min- 
ute miracle as he scoped out 
Jameson Malin and threw him 
a pass into the endzone. 

"We played hard and that's 
all that matters" said Sagala, 
senior theology major. "I don't 
mind that we lost, as long as 
we played hard and gave it our 
all to win." 

i Titans 7-0 (Over the past 
decade there has only been 
.one team that comes to mind 
''when I think of a team that 
plays great defense and just 
enough offense: The 2000 
Baltimore Ravens. After beat- 
ing the Colts at home on Mon- 
day Night Football, Tennessee 
has basically wrapped up the 
division all they have to do 
ngw is stay healthy and stay 

«£ Giants 6-1 (New Yorkis cur- 
rently showing everyone in the 
NFL how they won their Super 
Bowl last year, their defensive 

B^. No Jeremy Shockey on 
offense, Michael Strahan re- 
tires in the off-season, and Osi 
Umenyiora is out for the sea- 

. son. They are clearly the best 
team in the NFC right now. 
O Panthers 6-2 (If going 2-0 
without their best WR in Steve 
Smith does not make you a be- 
"ever, then I don't know what 

*t Redskins 6-2 (New head 
ich, a QB that doesn't know 
'system, a RB that might 
Past his prime, we all saw 

Washington going 6-2 at the 

ij Wallace's NFL top ten teams 

> n wis Wallace I ^^H 

7 Bills 5-2 (Buffalo has had 
a great start to this NFL sea- 
son. Due to the injury of last 
year's league MVP Tom Brady, 
Buffalo has a great shot to 
come away with the AFC east 

O Cowboys 5-3 (Dallas is an- 
other team in the NFC that was 
picked to go to the Super Bowl. 
However, with Romo out un- 
til mid-November it looks like 
Dallas better get it together 
before Jerry Jones does.) 

9 Buccaneers 5-3 (Tampa 
Bay has to be one of the sleep- 
er teams in the NFL. Like n 
Baltimore, they have a solid 
defensive core, and good QB 
play from Jeff Garcia. It looks 
like the NFC south will come 
down to the last few weeks for 
the NFL season.) 

10 Ravens 4-3 (Looks like 
Ray Lewis and the boys turned 
back the clock a little bit. For 
the first couple of games they 
looked like the 2000 Balti- 
more Ravens and then they 
got into a slide. Now it looks 
like their offense can finally 
put up enough points on the 
board for this team to win.) 

Tennessee Titans linebacker David 
Thornton celebrates after beating 
the Indianapolis Colts 31-21 in an 
NFL football game in Nashuille, 
Tenn., Monday. Oct. 27, 2008. (AP 
Photo/Bill Waugh) 

halfway point right?) 

5 Patriots 5-2 (We all know 
they took a huge hit early 
in the season, but with the 
game's best Head Coach in Bill 
Belichick, they are still making 
some noise for another post- 
season run. 

O Steelers 5-2 (Pittsburgh is 
5-0 against the AFC, but 0-2 
against NFC so as long as they 
keep beating AFC foes and 
get Willie Parker healthy they 
should be a lock for the play- 

Intramurals Schedule 

Men's A North Division 

10/30 6 PM 

Business Time/Regulators 

Field 3 

10/30 6 PM 

Shake N' Bake/Team Fresh 

Field 1 

11/3/ 6 PM 

Shake N* Bake/Last Minute 

Field 3 

H/3 6 PM 

Team Fresh/Regulators 

Field 1 

11/4 6 PM 

Team Fresh/Shake N' Bake 

Field 1 

11/4 8 PM 

Last Minute/Ninja Turtles 

Field 3 

11/s 8 PM 

Ninja Turtles/Last Minute 

Field l 

u/5 9 PM 

Business Time/Shake N' Bake 

Field 3 

Men's A South Division 

10/30 7 PM 

Cohutta Wild/Sell Outs 

Field 1 

10/30 8 PM 

Bietz Me Again/Showtime 

Field 1 

11/3 7 PM 

Bietz Me Again/Sell Outs 

Field 1 

11/3 9 PM 

yaMAHA Shuffle/Cohutta Wild 

Field 1 

11/5 8 PM 

Sell Outs/Squirrel Tails 

Field 3 

Men's B North Division 

10/30 7 PM 

Team Eller/Old School 

Field 3 

10/30 9 PM 

The New Breed/ All The Way 

Field 3 

11/3 8PM 

GeFrenich/Old School 

Field 3 

11/3 9 PM 

DP/The New Breed 

Field 3 

11/4 9 PM 

Old School/5th Down 

Field 3 

11/5 06 PM 

Team Eller/The New Breed 

Field 1 

11/5 06 PM 

GeFremch/All The Way 

Field 3 

11/5 7 PM 

Team EUer/5th Down 

Field 3 

Men's B South Division 

10/30 8 PM 


Field 3 1 

10/30 9 PM 


Field 1 

11/30 7 PM 

Los Toros/The Horde 

Field 3 

11/4 6 PM 

Band of Brothers/300 ' 

Field 3 

11/4 7 PM 

Los Toros/Pickanewname 

Field 3 

11/4 7 PM 

The Horde/IronMan 

Field 1 

u/5 9 PM 


Field 1 

Women's A Division 

10/30 7 PM 

Lunachicks/Suga Rush 

Field 2 

10/30 8 PM 

McDream Team/Raging Penguin 

s Field 2 

11/3 8 PM 

Suga Rush/Spartans 

Field 2 

11/3 9 PM 

Raging Penguins/McDream Team Field 2 

11/4 7 PM 

Foxes/Raging Penguins 

Field 2 

11/4 8 PM 

October Rush/Spartans 

Field 2 

11/4 9 PM 

Suga Rush/Pageant Pistons 

Field 1 

11/5 6 PM 

Pageant Pistons/Foxes 

Field 2 

11/5 7 PM 

Suga Rush/McDream Team 

Field 1 

Women's B Division 

10/30 6 PM 

Cinco de Poplar/Oh Snaps 

Field 2 

10/30 9 PM 

Kung Fu Pandas/Pink Ladies 

Field 2 

11/30 6 PM 


Field 2 

11/3 7 PM 

Chameleons/Black Diamonds 

Field 2 

11/3 8 PM 

Kung Fu Pandas/Oh Snaps 

Field 1 

11/4 6 PM 


Field 2 

11/4 8 PM 

Pink Ladies/Cinco de Poplar 

Field 1 

11/4 9 PM 

Ultimatum/Oh Snaps 

Field 2 




Deadline Monday at noon I 


Election Day | This Tuesday, 
Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
a shuttle will be provided to 
the election polls at Qty Hall 
in Collegedale. The shuttle will 
leave from Wright Hall every 
half an hour and will leave 
from the City Hall 15 minutes 
after the hour and 45 minutes 
after the hour. Look for the 
van marked Shuttle Bus. Don- 
nie Keele and Kari Shultz will 
be the drivers. 

Food Drive | Now through 
Nov. 9, Psi Chi will be hosting 
a food drive to benefit the Sa- 
maritan Center. Six donation 
bins are located throughout 
campus in Talge, Thatcher, 
Thatcher South, the Village 
Market, the Dining Hall and 
Summerour. Donations will 
benefit families in need 
throughout the holiday season. 
What better way to help use 
up those extra dollars on your 
meal plan before the end of the 
semester? Please be gracious 
and donate a few NON-PER- 
ISHABLE food items between 
now and Nov. 9 and help make 
someone's holiday season a 
little happier! 

Missions Expo | Sabbath 
afternoon from 2-5 p.m. in 
the Student Center. Come and 
find out about different mis- 
sion opportunities around the 
world. Talk with returned stu- 
dent missionaries, check out 
the different booths and see 
for yourself how God could 
use you next year! Choose to 
be Chosen. Become a student 

Prayer Groups | 7:15 a.m. 
M-F near the flag pole; 12:00 
p.m. MWF in the Student Cen- 
ter seminar room; 5:00 p.m. 
M-F at the fountain between 
Hackman and the library. 

Psi Chi Induction | It will be 
held in Ackerman Auditorium 


Friday, October 31 

6:47p- Sunset 

8p - Vespers - Marius Asaftei (Col- 
legedale Church) 

After Vespers - Adoration (Lynn 
Wood Chapel) 

Sabbath, November 1 

9:30-10:158 - Continental Break- 
fast (Collegedale Church Fellowship 

10:15a - SaltWorks Sabbath School 
(Seminar Room-upstairs), 9:75 Sab- 
bath School (Collegedale Church Fel- 
lowship Hall), SMC Sabbath School 
(Gospel Chapel-upstairs) 

11:30a - Connect - LeClare Litch- 
field (Collegedale Academy) 

11:45a - Renewal- Paul Smith (Col- 
legedale Church) 

i:30-5P - Cave open (Student 

2-5 p - Student Missions Expo 
(Student Center) 

3p - "How to Give a Bible Study" 
Seminar (Hackman Hall #215) 

6:30p — Evensong, Reader: Ray 
Minner, Organist: Peter Leipzig 


8p - The Village - Benefiting In- 
visible Children (By the Duck Pond) 

9p-i2:30a - Diversions, King & 
Queen of the Court: Basketball &VoI- 
leyball Activities, hosted by BCU (lies 
P.E. Center) 

Sunday, November 2 

Daylight Saving Time Ends-Set 

clocks back one hour 

8a - SAT Exams (Lynn Wood) 
5p - Psi Chi Induction (Ackerman 

Auditorium) Convocation Credit! 

Monday, November 3 

Student Wellness Week 
3:3op - Undergraduate Council 
7:30p - Drama: Kite Runner (Ack- 
erman Auditorium) Convocation 

Tuesday, November 4 

Election Day! 
Student Wellness Week 

6p - Tornado Siren Test 
7 & lop - Residence Hall Joint 
Worship (Thatcher Chapel) 

Wednesday, November 5 

Student Wellness Week 

Dever Library Opening (Hackman 

y:i5P - SA Senate (White Oak 

Thursday, November 6 

Student Wellness Week 

Last day to drop a class & automat- 
ically receive a "W 

11a - Wellness Convocation, Josh 
Sundquist (lies P.E. Center) 

3:30p - Deans/Chairs Advisory 

5P - Volleyball Team Meeting (lies 
PJE. Center) 

7p - Student Show (Brock Hall 

7P - Modern Languages Film Se- 
ries (Miller 201) 

7:30p - Convocation, Josh Sun- 
dquist (Thatcher Chapel) 

on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. 
Convocation Credit available, 
light refreshments to follow. 

SIFE I invites you to partici- 
pate in Financial Fitness day 
during wellness week on the 
promenade on Wednesday 
Nov. 5 during lunchtime. Fill 
out a survey and get a chance 
to WIN a $100 Best Buy gift 


ment. They will also have an 
information session in the eve- 
ning from 5:30-7p.m. in the 
Presidential Banquet Room. 
Dessert will be provided. 

"How to Avoid Marrying 
a Jerk" | A free relationship 
class for singles, will be offered 
Saturday, Nov. 15, from 2:00 
to 7:00 p.m. at the Collegedale 
Church. Dinner provided. You 
must pre-register at www.first- or 267-5383. 

Loma Linda University 
School of Pharmacy rep- 
resentatives I will be on 
campus Monday, Nov. 3. If you 
would like to meet with one of 
the representatives, contact 
the Counseling & Testing Cen- 
ter at 236-2782 for an appoint- 


October 31 

Aline Bacelar, Audrey Coo- 
per, Beth Cruttenden, David 
Kloosterhuis, Ellie Molineaux, 
Joyce Reyna, Mimi Marr, Mir- 
iam Taylor, Saralyn MacPhee 

November 1 

Andrae Ancheta, Asanette 
Mercado, Christina Hightow- 
er, Deanna Moore, Evan Blak- 
eney, Nathan Thomas, Omar 
Lopez-Thismon, Rachel Bog- 
gess, Tyann Jeffries, Uriik Luii 

November 2 

Blair Martin, CJ Fischer, Glen- 
na Lashley, Greg Besra, Jer- 
emy Rowland, Joy Roe, Reed 
Krause, Shirley Spears, Vicky 
Moore, Whitney Wiley 

November 3 

Chelsey Appel, Jonathan Per- 
ez, Kim Burt, Joel Kurtz, Steve 

November 4 

Ashley Westcott, Buddy Sum- 
mitt, Hanniel Mkins, Heather 
Peggau, I Jin Im, Janet Gray, 

Jackelline Fuentes, Seth Hid| 
man, Sofonie Smith, Ste\ 
Crosby, Steven Stockil, 

November 5 

Caitlin Delaney, Carl Jea 
Philippe, David George, IW| 
na Roseberry, Erica 
Jessica Dalley, Lars 1 
Liane de Souza, Melissa I 
maine, Ryan Urbina, Timoll| 
Feig, Timothy Harning 

November 6 

Autumn Saxon, Casey Sn»«| 
Heather Glass, Jonathan 
bett, Rob Scott, Sara Min"* 
Sarah Park 



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consistent and reliable. Call 
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History Club's registration tables during 
►~^\ lunch hours to get students aware and 
registered to vote. 

Knowing in advance that there are many 
who are eligible and should vote, for 
some reason, won't. 

That one guy with the HUGE Obama pin 
that he wears to every class, every day, 
every week: You have to respect dedica- 

Both candidates seeming more and 
more centrist the closer we get to elec- 
tion; it's to be expected I suppose, but 
just once I'd appreciate (idealistically) 
that truly honest politician. ("Go Na- 
der... still!" scream the independents). 

Those diehard Republicans who are 
ready to say "bye-bye" to Bush and a 
— {} Democratic Congress, and hello to Mav- 
ericism and Republicanism once more! 

My parents are voting, one Republican 
and the other Democrat. Do their votes 
cancel each other out? Where do I fall? 
I guess I am the product of melting pot 
America, and proud to be, too. 

Reasons not to vote 

Adam Wamack 
Huaog Ennm — 

You don't care about 
your country. I mean, I 
suppose I won't point out the 
irony that by choosing this, 
you are practicing the rights 
that the very country you don't 
care about is actually ensuring 
you can maintain. 

You think corruption 
cancels out principle and 
need. It's true that when you 
believe in a system, and you 
then see that system corrupt- 
ed, you are therefore pardoned 
from adhering to the princi- 
ples that you believed in— the 
very notions and ideals for 
which the idea of republican 
government stands for— yeah, 
just forget them, mmhmm, 
great idea. 

You hate the United 
States. "Down with Ameri- 
ca," you scream— okay, I guess 
that's fine; go ahead and prac- 
tice the freedom of speech our 
country makes available to 

You think that your vote 
does not matter. You are 
just another member of this 
grand organization we call De- 
mocracy in America, too small 

to actually matter in the place 
that has its ideals grounded 
in individual participation- 

You think that our elec- 
toral system is an ineffec- 
tive way to ensure that 
your vote matters. Sure, I 
get it, I guess; the track record 
of over 200 years of ensuring 
peaceful and legitimate trans- 
fer of power really just isn't 
good enough. 

You don't understand 
the concept of Federal- 
ism. By the way it is the 
shared sovereignty between 
Federal government and State 
governments where states 
are not merely regional rep- 

resentatives of the 
government, but are grantij 
independent powers and i 
sponsibilities; a system that J 
made to have states as a whoi 
vote for the candidate and n 
just an individualized populj 
vote... well that is no longer 4 
excuse, now is it. 

Your great, great granl 
father left you a messajj 
in a bottle that says Obai 
and McCain are both on| 
of two things: either a s 
cialist or a Mason. WiJ 
the last message in a bottlt| 
got told me to vote, so I gi 
the score is one to one... 

Sarah Palin's 
Reoccuring Nightmare 

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Thursday, November 6,2008 




Bophomore charged 
■ith assault against 
another student 

Emily Young 

HlftH^r 1 ^ FniTOR 

■ Ruiguang "Jay" Zhuang, 
R sophomore computer sci- 
Hjce major, was arrested and 
^Rarged with aggravated do- 
mestic assault and aggravated 
^Kibery for attacking his ex- 
in front of 
South and 
taking her 
laptop com- 
J purer Sept. 
g Zhuang 28, according 
to the Colleg- 
edale Police. 
^Recording to the police re- 
^B, Zhuang was taken to 
■HMHamilton County Jail and 
incarcerated without bond. 
Zhuang appeared in Colleg- 
edale Court Wednesday, and 
his case was sent to the grand 
jury, which will hear the case 
in downtown Chattanooga 
within the next n weeks, said 
Kevin Penrod, Campus Safety 
director. The grand jury hear- 
ing will only include state- 
ments from the witnesses and 
the victim and will not include 
the offender and his attorney. 
The hearing will determine if 


Students react to Obama win 

Monika Bliss 

In an election with a record 
number of voters, students 
across Southern's campus 
watched as the returns came 
in, electing America's first 
black president. 

"This election is a real piv- 
otal point of American his- 
tory," said Luther Whiting, a 
freshman business major and 
SA executive vice president 
who watched the election in 
the Student Center. "I'm ex- 
cited to see what a new type 
of administration will bring to 
the table." 

After months of campaign- 
ing, the results came in with 
Barack Obama sweeping the 
Electoral College vote 349- 
147. Exit polls reported that 
two-thirds of first-time voters 
favored Obama, according to 
AP News.Another student, 
Raz Catarama, a senior pub- 
lic relations major, watched 
the results at the School of 

AP Photo 
President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle and Vice President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill take the 
stage after Obama delivered his victory speech at the election night party at Grant Park in Chicago, Tuesday. 

Journalism & Communication of a fight and a tighter race." legedale also saw an in- 

election party in Brock Hall. "I Americans voted in crease of more than 35 

had no idea the decision would record numbers with percent. More than 2,735 

be made so quick," Catarama 136.6 million votes, 

said. "I expected it to be more according to AP News. Col- seb election, pace 5 

Invisible Children features film in Collegedale Church 

Adrienne Vernon 

Stw Wbufb 

The Invisible Children road 
crew will bring the screening 
of a new film to the Collegedale 
SDA church, Tuesday, Novem- 
ber 11 at 8 p.m. The movie 
features a group of students 
from high schools and colleges 

across the United States who 
traveled to Uganda to see how 
the money they helped raise 
was benefiting students there. 
Though more than 1,500 
schools are involved, the 
movie highlights Collegedale's 
involvement in raising money 
and awareness for Invisible 
Children. It demonstrates the 

difference a small town can 
make if they choose to unite 
for a common cause. 

"The movie shows that 
when we, as the youth of to- 
day, choose to take action, it 
does have tangible affects," 
said Adam Litchfield, a senior 
business administration major 
who has taken this year off to 

work as an intern for Invisible 

Southern is one of more 
than 80 schools in the South- 
east region that will see this 
movie. More road crews are 
showing the film across the 
states, Canada and Europe. 







Campus Chatter 




Why would you make 
a bad president? For 
answers to this ques- 
tion of the week, see 
page 8. 


For a take on Bible 
bowls and the new 
president, seepage 7. 




Health Center gives stitches 

Jennifer Meyer 

Stiif Wrnrm 

Students will no longer have 
to go off-campus to receive 
stitches for cuts and other 
flesh wounds. The University 
Health Center began offering 
this service at Southern this 

The reason for the increase 
in suturing at the health cen- 
ter is the presence of Bill Raw- 
son, physician assistant. This 
is Rawson's first year working 
at Southern. He said that in 
the past there have been nurse 
practitioners at the health cen- 
ter who have been trained to 
do sutures, but they may not 
have been as comfortable with 
them as he is. 

"I've done quite a bit [of su- 
turing] in the past," Rawson 
said. He is 'able to do at the 
health center the same types 
of suturing procedures that 
could be done in an emergency 
rbom. ' 

By definition, suturing is 

the joining of the edges of a 
wound by stitches. In the past, 
the health center has normally 
sent these types of cases to an 
outside emergency room or 
doctor's office. 

Rawson said that most of 
the cases he sees requiring su- 
tures are from student workers 
who do physical labor around 

Earlier in the semester, 
Glenn Boyko, a carpentry tech- 
nician for Plant Services, was 
injured on the job. Instead of 
going to an emergency room or 
doctor's office, Boyko was able 
to go to the health center and 
receive stitches on-site. Boyko 
said he was pleased with the 
service he received. 

Many students were not 
aware that suturing is avail- 
able to them at the health cen- 

"It's a really important ser- 
vice to have on campus," said 
Jessica Stollenmaier, a junior 
history major, "because people 
get in accidents all the time." 


On Tuesday, Nov.r 11 at noon Dr. Gary Hess will speak to 
Southern's faculty for the Dean's Luncheon in the presiden- 
tial banquet room. At 3:30 p.m. he will speak in the McKee 
Library; this presentation is open to students and the com- 


Thursday, November 6, 2008 



Monika Bliss 

zack livingston 

adam wamack 

christina weitzel 
iatout & design 

katie dexter 



Laure Chamberlain 

Wellness Center opens 

Hannah Kuntz 

Copy Editor 

More than 400 students 
had a chance to experience the 
Hulsey Wellness Center for 
the first time as doors opened 
for use on Tuesday. 

Don Mathis, facilities 
manager of the School of PE, 
Health & Wellness, said it was 
good to see students utilizing 
the equipment. 

"I thought everything went 
well," Mathis said. "We had a 
good first day." 

Most students had positive 

"I'm shocked it's so in- 
credibly nice," said Stepha- 
nie Ford, a junior social work 
major. "I'm just really, really 

Others shared the enthusi- 

"I love it," said Sharayah 
Scott, a senior public relations 
major. "I really like that there 
are personal trainers there that 
help you in your workout." 

Andrew Carpenter, a senior 
religious education major, 
said he thought that the track 
would be bigger and that the 
wellness center wasn't what he 
had expected. 

While some students' expec- 
tations were not met, others 
were pleased with the fitness 
and weight room equipment. 

"It's a very nice facility," 
said Hubert Maitland, a fresh- 
man music education major. 
"There's a very large variety of 

Grace Lee, a junior social 
work major, agreed. 

"I'm impressed with the 
amount of equipment they 
have, and. not just how much, 
but the quality of it too." 

Leslie Evenson, Southern's 
wellness institute director, 
said while doors are now offi- 
cially open, the facility is still 
undergoing finishing touches, 
including the new pool area 
and locker rooms, rock-climb- 
ing wall and snack shop, The 

Photo By Marlin Hon 
Tom Stone and Carlos Cirilo et 
the new Wellness Center on f/iel 
morning of its opening. 

Students will need theiij 
cards to use the facility, t 
there is a dress code. CloJ 
toe shoes are required oni 
walking track and fitness llnl 
as well as modest shorts if 
shirts with sleeves. 

Evenson said, 
want it to be a com 
able and non-intimidi 

Southern raises funds for African colleg 

Katie Hammond 
Nfwj Emma 

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This year Southern students 
and faculty have raised almost 
$6,000 toward their goal of 
$15,000, to refurbish Mala- 
mulo Adventist Hospital and 
College of Health Sciences in 
Malawi, Africa. 

The 11 other Adventist col- 
leges in the North American 
Division have each pledged at 
least $8,500 towards Mala- 
mulo College. Doug Baasch, 
SA president, believes South- 
ern can set a higher standard 
of $15,000 by Thanksgiving 

"We want to set the bar," 
Baasch said. "I think we can 
raise well over $8,500." 

The Malamulo buildings 
did not pass inspections and 
the government threatened 
to close the school, so other 
Adventist colleges stepped in, 
said Kari Shultz, director of 
student life and services. 

According to the Malamulo 
mission Web site, as many 
as 20 girls stay in one dorm 

room, and there are only four 
working computers for more 
than 400 students. 

" Eleven other 



have each 

pledged at 

least $8,500 




There are also new fundrais- 
ers going on in the near future. 
An offering will be taken up at 
vespers on Nov. 14, where the 
money raised will be matched 
by other donors. On Monday 
students will receive a muffin 
when they make a donation 
to the college. In addition, 
the Committee of 100, which 
donates money to Southern 

building projects, will doi 
one dollar for every i 
signature they get on a bai 
When the campaign is fini 
they will send the bamil| 
Malamulo, Baasch said. 

Aimee Burchard, a s 
more mass communis 
major, thinks the Mala 
project is easy to help I 

"They've made it very j 
pie for students to be invot 
the box is right in the Sl»| 
Center," she said. 

Other students felt I 
was not enough awai 
about the project. 

"They need to advertise! 
let people know it's a nwl 
there," said Ryan KloosW - 
is, a senior architectural 1 ] 
ing major. 

A mission trip to M»» 
is being planned for Wj 
July of 2009 that wi 11 ^ 
medical work, 
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IVriting Center use doubles since opening 


,,„>ithe Writing Center 
i more than doubled since 
(opening three years ago, 
i they are in need of more 

fThings have gotten so busy 
It we've had to stop adver- 
s jng around campus," said 
Trliggens, Writing Center 

his increase is largely due 
Pih e fact that more and more 
Hchers are encouraging their 
students to take advantage of 
WH service. As a result, the 
BBors have seen students of 

nearly Avery major on campus 
coming to the center. 

"It id much busier this year," 
said Janelle Sundin, a sopho- 
more English education major 
and a tutor at the center. "Our 
appointment book is usually 

There are always two tutors 
working and they conduct a 
total of 32 tutoring sessions 
each day, but most days all the 
slots are full, Sundin said. 

When the center first 
opened in fall 2005, they held 
954 tutoring sessions the en- 
tire semester, and the center 
would only get busy during 

the end of the semester, said 
Becky Whetmore, Writing 
Center supervisor. This year, 
it has been steadily busy, and 
the tutors have conducted 
more than 700 sessions in the 
first half of the semester. 

The Writing Center, which 
is located in the lower level 
of McKee Library, is a service 
that assists students with all 
aspects of writing. 

"We will help any SAU stu- 
dent with any paper, class or 
stage of the writing process," 
Whetmore said. 

But some students have had 
trouble getting appointments. 

"I use the center a lot, but I the growth as a good thing, 
have to come at least two days "It's definitely a positive 

early to get an appointment," problem," Higgens said. "We 

said Hyeran Lee, a sophomore are growing as the university 

nursing major. is growing." 

The staff at the center see 

Tutors visit Chattanooga high schools 

Svgf Wnnf B 

Black Christian Union has 
I' been ministering at Tyner 
High School in East Chatta- 

When former Southern 
student Elhaffner Bertus was 
( asked about whose idea it was 
to put "Tyner Tutoring" to- 
gether, his answer was simple. 
"God did," Bertus said. 

hile working at Tyner 

1 School, Bertus realized 

^fe was work to do at Tyner. 

The teachers said it would be 

I , good if some college kids could 

j just talk to these high school 

Wds," he said. 

. f Junior theology major and 

J BCUPresidentRichardMeans, 

.. andjunior public relations ma- 

f jorCristina Hernandez-Persia, 

.' met with Rashaad Williams, 

f Tyner High School freshman 

gor and teacher. Together 

launched BCU's outreach 

1, Tyner Tutoring. 
Per Tutors offer help in 

mainly biology, algebra and 
Spanish. The group goes to 
Tyner High School to tutor 
ninth graders every Mon. and 
Thurs. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m in 
Tyner's library. This ministry 
will continue until April next 

"Between 15 and 20 ninth 
graders come to tutoring every 
Monday and Thursday," Ber- 
tus said. "These kids are strug- 
gling in school. Their parents 
are disappointed in their re- 
port cards. These kids are dis- 
couraged and need help." 

Keolani Dingilius, a sopho- 
more nursing major, tells of 
a ninth-grader who had been 
struggling with biology. "He 
wanted to review the mate- 
rial and retake the test. We 
went over the last chapter and 
his interest in biology grew. 
It wasn't long before he was 
teaching his peers and explain- 
ing what he had just learned," 
Dingilius said. "Now confi- 
dent, he wanted to go home 
and study more and thanked 

Southern students for tutoring 

Demand for tutors is out- 
numbering supply. 

"On Monday there were too 
many kids for the number of 
Southern tutors," Hernandez- 
Persia said. "We are looking 
for more tutors, so if you feel 
called to come out and give 
back, please join us." 

Bertus feels this tutoring is 
a good way for people to reach 
outside of the Collegedale 

"Like the Bible says, if you 
have talents, don't keep them 
to yourself. Share them with 
lads who are struggling," he 

"Through us, these high 
schoolers can see that there is 
a future beyond high school. 
With little hard work and sup- 
port from those around you, 
you can make it," Hernandez- 
Persia said. "It's a great way 
we can give back the help and 
education we received when 
we were younger." 

SAU supports student wellness 

Julie Weitzel 
Sta» Bomb 

Student Wellness Week 
kicked-off Monday with a se- 
ries of daily events to enhance 
students' spiritual, mental, 
physical and social lives. 

"Ultimately people should 
be aware, but we want them 
to live up to it," said Lee Nev- 
ils, student wellness director. 
"The hard part is changing our 

The purpose of wellness 
week is to get students to start 
practicing healthy habits they 
have probably heard most of 
their lives, Nevils said. 

This week's activities start- 
ed with "Hallelujah Monday" 
which focused on spiritual 
wellness. Students were able to 
read from the book of Psalms 
in front of the student center. 

The Allied Health Club 
passed out pedometers and 
health-related literature for 
Fitness Awareness Day on 
Tuesday. A blood drive also 
started on Tuesday and con- 

tinued through Wednesday. 
Financial fitness was the focus 
of Wednesday as SIFE offered 
free financial advice to stu- 

Students said this week is a 
great opportunity to learn new 
habits and become healthier 
in an exciting way. 

"It's one thing to have 
health information in lectures, 
but it's a good idea to integrate 
it into fun activities," said Na- 
than Lewis, a sophomore gen- 
eral studies major. 

The week will wrap up with 
an extreme dodgeball tourna- 
ment Saturday night begin- 
ning at 7:30 p.m. in lies P.E. 
Center. The prizes will be $50 
per person for the first place 
team, $25 for second place 
and $10 for third place. 

"I'm looking forward to the 
dodgeball tournament," said 
Brandon Todd, a junior long- 
term care administration ma- 
jor. "It's exciting to get a team 
together, get out there, and 
have some fun." 


Benefit Flea Market 

Proceeds will benefit the Eden Garden 


: Joyitk- :-.ogedal 

(6-8 grade choir) and families 

Sunday November 9, 8am ■ 2pm 
Collegedale SDA Church 
Lower Parking Lot 




Southern gets donated telescopes 

Emily Kay 

This summer, Southern's 
physics department received 
a donation of telescopes and 
equipment worth $5,000. 

The new telescopes will be 
used during the department's 
stargazing sessions hosted 
once a month on Friday nights 
throughout the fall semester 
where students, faculty and 
the community are invited to 
look at Jupiter, the Moon and 
other heavenly bodies. 

"It was really fascinating 

WHO: Everyone 

WHAT: Stargazing 

WHERE: South 
end of Hickman 
Science Center's 
parking lot 

WHEN: Nov. 7 

'7:30 p.m. to 8:30 

the galaxy 


Graphic by Katie Dexter 

to see what Jupiter looks like 
up really close," said Rochelle 
Barr, a sophomore general 
studies major. "I've never per- 
sonally seen it, only in books." 
The equipment arrived on 
campus June 30 and included 
three telescopes, night vision 

equipment and a few pairs of 

The physics department 
already owned two eight-inch 
telescopes, but the addition 
of the new telescopes will al- 
low more people to star gaze 
simultaneously, said Dr. Chris 
Hansen, chair of the physics 

Because of its size and com- 
plexity, the 14-inch telescope 
will not be set up for every 
stargazing night. It was taken 
out for the first time during 
this year's Alumni Weekend. 
This gave alumni and students 
the opportunity not only to see 
what was donated, but also 
how it worked. 

The difference between the 
smaller telescopes and the 
new one is that the mirror in- 
side allows three times more 
light to reflect back toward 
the eye, making it possible to 
see stars that may be invisible 
with smaller telescopes, said 
Dr. Ray Hefferlin, a research 
professor in the physics de- 

Dr. Henry Kuhlman, a 
physics professor, believes 
that these new telescopes will 
be very beneficial to the phys- 
ics majors and astronomy 

The next stargazing night 
will be held on Friday, Nov. 7 
in the south end of Hickman 
Science Center's parking lot 
from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
They will be looking at Jupiter, 
the Moon, Polaris, Andromeda 
and the Ring Nebula. 

Film department obtains professional camera 

Angela McPherson 

Southern's film department 
has recently purchased a Red 
One digital cinema camera, 
the same type of camera used 
by famous filmmakers such 
as Steven Spielberg and Peter 

David George, a film profes- 
sor at Southern, has taught at 
Southern since 2000. He pro- 
duced "The Secret of the Cave" 
and teaches the department's 
cinematography class, which 
utilizes the Red One. Film 
students will get invaluable 
hands-on experience with cut- 
ting edge technology, yet with- 
out the overhead of big-budget 
costs, George said. 

Students have previously 
shot on the department's 16 
mm camera, which did not 
give the cinema quality of 35 
mm film. The arrival of the 
Red One is changing that. 

The Red One is compatible 
with the department's current 
lenses, but shoots high-reso- 
lution images to a flash drive, 
giving high quality shots and 
an editing process that mir- 
rors Hollywood standards. 

Students are excited. 

"We can do a huge range of 
things with this camera, be- 
cause it's versatile," said Ryan 
Moore, a junior film produc- 
tion major. 

The film industry has been 
transitioning toward digital 
film, but digital quality was 

not as good as film until nod 
George said. 

"[Tb,e Red One] has all 4,1 
tools that a narrative Hy 
maker needs," George said.*J 
allows us to shoot in waysft 
are relevant to the indusiJ 
Digital is where it's headed.'] 

Hollywood continues t 
lize the capabilities of d.„. 
film. Upcoming productioj 
starring Nicholas Cage, I 
say Lohan and Matt Dai. 
have been filmed using ( 
Red One, according to theR 
Organization website. 

Southern's film depaj 
ment will continue to utfl 
the capabilities of digital L 
The Red One will be used! 
upcoming senior projects! 
student film productions, 

Wellness Center to sell healthy snacl 

Carrie Francisco 

<JT»rr Wnrrm 

The Hulsey Wellness Center 
will be offering a new healthy 
food alternative on campus 
that is already included in the 
students' food plans. 

The Kayak, the wellness 
center's snack bar, will be of- 
fering nutritional options such 
as smoothies, energy bars, 
fresh fruit, salads and sand- 

"We made it more on the 
healthy side, like no potato 
chips, more healthy snacks," 
said Sherri Schoonard, food 
service director. 

Many students are excited 
about the prospect of having 

a more healthful eating option 
on campus. 

"I am looking forward to it 
being open," said Audrey Coo- 
per, a junior intercultural com- 
munications major. "It will 
help promote a more healthier 

^The Kayak, the 

Wellness Center's 

snack bar, will 

offer nutritional 


lifestyle and it is a convenient 
place for us to exercise and eat 
healthy because it is right here 
on campus." 

Money spent at The 1 
will be included on srudaj 
food plans. 

The Kayak will also helps 
ploy between six and ninei 
dents. The hours for the K 
have not been determined]) 
but will probably be behi 
p.m. to 7 p.m. for two oil] 
hour blocks of time. 

Eating at the wellness 4 
ter will give students the J 
portunity to eat and exes 
without leaving the f 

Jon Tillay, a senior tl 
ogy major said, "[The 1 
sounds good, especially! 
healthy and fresh foodl 
volved. It is good to ha«| 

National Stress Out week to be held next wee 

Khrisna Virgil 

Staff Wbitt» 

National Stress Out Week 
recognizes that millions of 
young Americans suffer from 
some kind of stress disorder, 
and Southern is offering help 
from Nov. 10-13 at various lo- 
cations around campus. 

"Having the week of ac- 
tivities to help us with stress 
is a good initiative because 

many students on campus get 
stressed," said Racquel Brown, 
a senior broadcast journalism 
major. "I think it's important 
that students know how to 

In Southern's second year 
of participation, they will focus 
on stress relief for a week, un- 
like last year where they only 
set aside one day. Booths will 
be set up in the Student Cen- 

ter from Monday to Thursday 
for students to get information 
about stress anxiety disorders, 
as well as become acquainted 
with the counselors at Test- 
ing and Counseling Services. 
Events scheduled for the week 
include joint worships, free 
shoulder massages, humor 
videos, a bubble blowing op- 
protunity and free giveaways. 
"We can make a greater 

impact with having a week of 
activities instead of one day," 
said Jim Wampler, director 
of Student Success Services. 
"The purpose of hosting this 
series of events is to educate 
students, help them relax." 

The Anxiety Disorders As- 
sociation of America sponsors 
this initiative each November, 
and according to the associa- 
tion, at some point everyone 

experiences stress, wMj 
is everyday stress or a 
anxiety disorder. 

Brooke Holland, a^ 
English major and i 
worker for counselil 
testing said, "National* 
Out Week will pw""'! 
dents with refuge, a P' a »] 
stress-free. StudenB *»I 

have an °PP ortun ' ty „ll 
how to reduce their sn»>| 


TH i lESn AV, NOVEMBER 6, 2008 




Contjniigri from Pg. i 

■Collegedale residents voted 
this year, according to Tim 
Kochis, who has been man- 
King the polling booths for 25 
■ears. According to the Ham- 
Bton County record only 1,970 
Kollegedale residents voted in 
2004 election. 
■ "We broke all sorts of re- 
B>rds on Tuesday," Kochis 
Hid. "It was a highly contested 

BlCari Shultz, director of 
Rudent life and services, and 
Bonnie Keele, assistant chap- 
Sin, shuttled 85 first-time 
(liters back and forth between 
fright Hall and Collegedale 
City Hall. 
H "I wanted everyone to have 
: tte opportunity to utilize 
rflleir civic duty," Shultz said. 
Eg didn't want transportation 
to be the reason some didn't 

*■! Grace Nunez, a senior psy- 
chology major and first-time 
voter, also watched the elec- 
tron unfold in the Student 

I "I'm super excited," Nunez 
said. "I'm really glad I'm a part 
bfhistory and I feel the change 
Obama is promising to bring is 

Photo By Katie Freetand 
Jashira Nieves, a freshman nursing major, votes at the polls at the Col- 
legedale City Hall on Tuesday during the presidential election. 

just what we need." 

Others are just glad election 
season is over. 

"The election was a long 
fought battle," said Nelson 
Fernanez, a senior theology 
major. "Now that elections are 
over, you have to give credit to 
both sides despite our differ- 
ences. As Christians we must 
pray for our leaders." 

Kimberly Graves, a senior 
mass communication major, 
has been voting in presidential 
elections since 1980. 

"It's been fun to see people 
interested," Graves said. "This 
is the most participation I've 

seen in an election. People 
didn't just talk about it, they 
did something about it too." 

During his victory speech at 
Grant Park in Chicago, Obama 
said while there is a lot to 
overcome with two wars and a 
financial crisis, he is hopeful. 

"We may not get there in 
one year or even in one term," 
Obama told 125,000 people. 
"But, America... I promise you, 
we as a people will get there." 

Obama and Vice President- 
elect Joe Biden will assume of- 
fice Jan. 20, 2009. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

The goal is to raise $1.5 million 
in 100 days, Litchfield said. 

Southern's chapter of In- 
visible Children began in the 
fall of 2007, when several 
students decided to become 
involved. Through events, 
sales and donations, Southern 
raised more than $15,000 last 
year for Invisible Children, Li- 
tchfield said. 

Invisible Children is a non- 
profit organization that seeks 
to better the lives of children 
in Uganda amidst a 23-year 
war, primarily through educa- 

All college and academy 
students are invited, as well as 
members of the community. 
Convocation credit will be of- 
fered. The Invisible Children 
road crew will be selling mer- 
chandise to benefit the cause. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

he is innocent or guilty and the 
judge will assign a penalty, if 
any, Penrod said. 

Zhuang approached the vic- 
tim outside Thatcher South, 
stating that he had been wait- 
ing for her for hours, according 
to the police report. Then he 
took out a knife and held it to 
her throat. Zhuang then tried 
to take the victim's laptop from 
her. A struggle ensued, and a 
friend of the victim took the 
laptop away from both of them 
and told the victim to run to 
the victim's car. Zhuang took 
the laptop from the victim's 
friend. Campus Safety and the 
Collegedale Police were called 
and Zhuang turned himself in 
to police in the lobby of Talge 
Hall that night. 

Currently Zhuang is attend- 
ing classes and cooperating 
with university officials, said 
David Houtchens, Campus 
Safety fire systems manager. 

"He has complied with ev- 
erything requested," he said. 
"He may not contact the vic- 
tim or be in the women's resi- 
dence halls." 

According to Southern's of- 
ficial statement, the incident 
was handled in accordance 
with the "university's disci- 
pline processes as outlined in 
the student handbook." And, 
"the vice president for stu- 
dent services and an expanded 
discipline review committee, 
including faculty and staff, 
conducted a thorough review 
of the situation. The university 
has imposed restrictions and 
implemented follow up mea- 
sures, including counseling 
and administrative supervi- 
sion, before allowing the stu- 
dent back on campus. These 
allegations are now in the 
hands of the court system." 

Penrod said this incident is 
an example of a larger prob- 
lem on campus. If things con- 
tinue at the same rate as they 
are now, he predicts there will 
be about 275 or 300 more vio- 
lations this year than last year. 
However, he said the reason is 
not necessarily due to an in- 
crease in violent acts. 

He said, "Our numbers are 
going to be artificially inflated 
because for the first year in 
many years students and fac- 
ulty feel more comfortable re- 
porting things." 


National Stressx-Jul VV'n-i. 







Chris Clo 

Religion Editoj 


God holds the election results in His hands 

Alyssa Foll 

rnwrnmimil — 

During the last seven days, 
I obsessed over voting in the 
presidential election. In spite 
of my research, reflection and 
prayer, I remained conflicted 
over which candidate to se- 
lect. Some days I would be 
sure that Obama was the clear 
choice; other days, I would 
be impressed with McCain. I 
thought about telling my fam- 
ily members who I voted for 
over Thanksgiving dinner and 
I could imagine their forks 
stopping mid-way to their 
mouths, "You voted for who?" 
I thought about voting for a 
candidate who was cast as 
having no chance to win and 
wondered how I would feel if 
he did win, and I hadn't sup- 
ported him. I tried to consider 
what would happen if Obama 
was assassinated by the KKK 
and what kind of president 
Biden might make. I semi-se- 
riously considered the possi- 
bility of McCain having a heart 
attack and Palin being sworn 
in. I wondered if I would make 

a mistake in my voting— what 
if I voted for a candidate who 
turned out to be harmful for 
America? Or what if I opposed 
someone who would end up 
bringing lasting and effective 
change to our nation? I came 
to realize that no matter who 
I voted for, I would have no 
cause to wildly celebrate like 
I do after my team wins at the 
Super Bowl. 

One morning after making 
an extensive pros and cons list 
and still feeling indecisive, I 
realized I was wrong to obsess 
the way I had been. I vote, but 
God is sovereign. Our God is 
the one who "sets up kings and 
deposes them," (Daniel 2:20); 
there is no clandestine plan 
that could surprise God be- 

I vote, but God 
is sovereign. 

cause "everything is uncovered 
and laid bare before the eyes 
of him to whom we must give 
an account," (Hebrews 4:13). 

I had been taking a Swing 
Vote approach to my decision 
making— I was voting as if my 
human wisdom alone would 
elect our future president. 
Now please understand: I am 
not devaluing the right and re- 
sponsibility for Christians to 
vote. Every vote is important, 
and I believe the only vote that 
is wasted is one that is not cast. 
Ijust know that Ihad obsessed 
over my decision and had ne- 
glected to remember that God 
is on the throne. I believe as 
Americans we are privileged to 
participate in the election pro- 
cess, but we may come to the 
false sense that our votes sole- 
ly decide who our future leader 
will be. Barack Obama was not 
elected President of the United 
States without God forseeing 
and permitting it (although 
I'm not going to say that was 
God's perfect will; God alone 
knows that). 

Tuesday morning as I stood 
in line at Collegedale City Hall 
to cast my single vote, I also 
cast myself on the mercy and 
wisdom of God. I prayed that 
I would make a good choice 


is uncovered and laid bare 

before the eyes of 

to whom 

we must give an account! 

and for God's will to be done. I 
comforted myself with the fact 
that after the results are in and 
we are left with reality, what- 
ever that will be, that God will 
still be carrying His purposes 
out. So I stepped proudly and 
confidently inside city hall, 

received my ballot, mail 
my choice for president d 
watched as it was sucked ij 
the vote tabulator macHj 
With a sense of relief, I k 
it was out of my hands. I 
and is in God's. 


Trying to look past our personal looking glas 

Delyann Hernandez 


I was talking to a friend to- 
day. We're not that close and 
when I first met her, I honestly 
didn't like her. She was loud 
and attention grabbing and I'm 
an introvert, so naturally I got 
a bad first impression. I talked 
to her tonight and she told me 
a little about her life. Her fam- 
ily has some serious issues but 
she's still seeking God. She's 
a good girl and I have seen 
God working through her in 
an amazing way. It takes me 
a while to warm up to people 

and I regret that it took me so 
long to warm up to her. 

I started thinking about all 
the people I have met and got 
bad first impressions of and 
whose names had a bad con- 
notation with me afterward. 
I thought about all the people 
that view me as a stuck-up ice 
queen. And my mind screams 
out against that stereotype be- 
cause it's not who I am at all. 
It just might be people's first 
impression of me because I'm 
shy. How superficial to judge 
people by a first meeting, or, 
"I have a bad vibe from this 

dude." You know how many 
times I've said that? One too 

Our opinions, ideas and feel- 
ings can change with the wind. 
This minute I like it, the next 
I hate it. How can we judge a 
relationship with a person so 

If God were to sit down with 
us in the cafe, never meeting 
us before, and He got a "bad 
vibe" from us, would He leave 
the table after we ate and hope 
He never had to hang out with 
us again? I really hope not I'm 
glad God gives me chances. 

I'm glad God 
gives me chances. 
Hundreds, thou- 
sands, millions of 

chances to re- 
deem my former 

Hundreds, thousands, mil- 
lions of chances to redeem my 
former behavior. I'm glad He 
looks at my heart and not at 

the one conversation well 
three months ago. BecauaJ 
He did the human race» 
be in bad shape. 

Yes, I know some 1 
just don't get along wiM 
ers, but I truly believe i«J 
find some redeeming < 
in everybody. You kno«"< 
Because I am everybody' 
are everybody. If we in 
the time to try and seen 
as God sees people I" 1 ""] 
world would be such a <r 


o pinion 


Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Bible Bowling for President: Captives and murder charges? 

I Sarah Hayhoe 

I PriHinN F nlTnB 

I Last week, a friend of mine 
■(who is currently attending 
I seminary) sent me a remark- 
lable e-mail. "If you want to be 
I a part of what God is doing, to 
■have a hand in the rising and 
■falling of nations..." he wrote, 
■"Please read Judges 5:12 and 
■its natural follow-up, Genesis 
14:8 (perhaps adding a bit of a 
|"Mc-" to the front of a particu- 
lar repeated word)." 
I I decided to investigate fur- 
Ither. He stated that he found 
■these isolated passages rather 
Ensightful and advised reading 
thmi before [last] Tuesday. 
■Uthough the election has been 
Bedded. I think the verses still 

warrant being shared 

In Judges, the people of the 
Lord cry out at the city gates, 
"Arise, Barak! Take captive 
your captives, O son of Abi- 
noam," while in Genesis "[Mc] 
Cain said to his brother Abel, 
'Let's go out to the field.' And 
while they were in the field, 
[Mc]Cain attacked his brother 
Abel and killed him." 

I chuckled over these refer- 
ences, read them to a friend or 
two, and recalled the absentee 
ballot waiting for me in my top 
desk drawer. The next time I 
checked my inbox, I found an- 
other message from the semi- 
nary student's mother entitled 
"The Ultimate Rebuttal." 

"Son of mine," she wrote, 
"Please prayerfully read Eccle- 

siates 10:2. If you still ques- 
tion, read verse three while 
you're at it. Love, Mother 

I grabbed my Santa Biblia 
back off the shelf and flipped 
to Ecclesiastes. Verse two 
breaks it down. "The heart of 
the wise inclines to the right, 
but the heart of the fool to 
the left." Verse three drives it 
home. "Even as he walks along 
the road, the fool [the one in- 
clined to the left] lacks sense 
and shows everyone how 
stupid he is." I think Mother 
Martha won the Bible Bowl, 
but Barack won the election. 
These are serious times, seri- 
ous enough to call for Bible 
study and a sense of humor. 

Graphic by Christina Weitzel 

Barack and Roll: At least the president doesn't really matter 

Barah Hayhoe 

PjpiMinM Fnnng 

H We have a president-elect. 
While supporters holler "Ba- 
Ifeck and Roll!" in the streets 
of Southern Village, others 
Brepare to stop, drop and roll. 
■ Perhaps the good news for 
ElcCain voters and third-party 
kgDters (and everyone else for 
|&at matter) is that the world 
Jjidn't end in September or 
October as predicted by sev- 
A&al forceful e-mail forwards 
Ecularing this semester. 
- Another point to ponder 
(and maybe bring up in awk- 
ward social gatherings) is the 
Westion raised by economist 
Stephen Dubner: 
■ "How much does the presi- 
<«nt of the United States really 
matter anyway?" 

erage, we tend to 
scribe to the "Great Man 

■ft aty " 6Ven beIievin g *at 
™ President affects every as- 
P** of our lives more so than 
Parents, employers or spous- 
* But if this belief is false, 
"1, Dubner posits, the good 

news for any of us who dislike 
the current president or the 
president-elect is that neither 
affects our lives as much as 
we feared. On the flip side, it 
also means no president-elect 
is going to "swoop in and fix 

The most unfortunate thing 
about elections is that, they 
kill campaigns. It's sad, to see 
the hype die down— nd more 
"Presidential Bash" editions of 
Saturday Night Live, no more 
Obama bobbleheads on Mys- 
pace, no more emotionalized 
McCain commercials and no 
more Southern Accent editori- 
als on voting. Since I know we 
will all miss the campaign pro- 
cess of past months, I propose 
a memorial, here and now, a 
requiem for the best moments 
of this beautiful, American 
The Primaries. 

"Pssst! Hey, you've gotta 
hear this," my seat partner 
Sandra leaned across her open 
laptop to whisper. 

"What?" I could see results 
from recent primaries pulled 

up on the screen. 
' "Ok. So, Chelsea Clin- 
ton went to Afghanistan and 
interviewed a U.S. soldier 
there. She asked, 'What are 
you afraid of?' The guy took a 
minute to answer, then said, 
"Three things. I'm afraid of 
three things. ..Osama, Obama, 
and yo' mama.'" 
T-One Week and 

"No, I want to hear what 
you have to say. Why does 
Obama scare you?" Lisa asked 
Mr. Homunchuk, our host 
and Bible study leader. His 
wife rolled her eyes as our Fri- 
day night study group stalled 
somewhere between the Sec- 
ond Coming and the New Je- 

"Don't get me wrong. I al- 
ways thought my party would 
be the one to enact the Sunday 
law, but Obama is a socialist. 
My wife's parents are from 
Ukraine. They're not politi- 
cally minded, but when they 
hear Obama speak, they say, 
'He belongs in Europe. We've 
seen that done. What he's talk- 

ing about doesn't work.' I'm a 
businessman and that scares 

"Aren't social programs and 
better healthcare good invest- 
ments for all of us?" 

"I want my federal gover- 
ment to protect my borders 
and build my roads, that's it... 
Did you say you were a social 
work major?" 

"Can we get back to Dan- 
iel and Revelation, now?" 
Mrs. Homunchuk asked. 
Early Voting. 

"So, who did you vote for? 
Were lines long at early voting 

"Lines weren't too bad," 
Lindsay said as she filled her 
cup at the soda fountain. "I 
voted for Obama. I'm afraid 
McCain would die in office and 
I don't like Sarah Palin." 

I picked up some hot sauce 
for my Crunchwrap Supreme 
on our way to a booth. 

"It doesn't sound like you're 
a big fan of Obama." 
"Not so much." 
"Thats interesting. Darreli 
told me he voted for McCain 

today, and the reasons he gave 
were all things he didn't like 
about Obama." 

"I guess that's the way it 
goes. Can I use a napkin?" 
Election Day. 

"Hey, this is important. Is 
Brianna there?" Nick's ability 
to sound both desperate and 
sarcastic always amazed me. 

"No, she's not back from 
class yet," I replied. "What's 
going on? Did you vote to- 

"Ah, that's the thing. I can't 
make it to my home precinct 
today to vote for Obama. So 
I have to find someone who 
would have voted for McCain 
in Tennessee but isn't." 

"So, if Brianna isn't go- 
ing home to vote for McCain, 
ydull be at peacB?" 

"Only if she would have 
voted for McCain if she could 

Later that night at Grant 
Park in Chicago, president- 
elect Barack Obama said, "This 
is your victory." 





Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

Five reasons why we're glad 


Two years. It's long enough 
for a 2006 newborn to learn 
the words "John McCain." 
But now the election has fi- 
nally come and gone, what will 
life be like? Sure, chances are 
good we'll still hear about elec- 
tion results until the Supreme 
Court puts an end to it again, 
but in the immediate after- 
math of the election there are 
a few things to look forward 

We Can Be Friends 

Again. You can finally stop 
avoiding "those people" on 
the promenade because when 
it's all over and a winner is 
decided, we can all finally see 
the one billion things we have 
in common instead of the one 
thing we didn't. Yes, won't it 
be nice to get back to the good 
old days where only intramu- 
ral games ruined friendships? 
I can't wait! 

New News. 

/It might take until December, 
/but I'm looking forward to 
/ walking into the Student Cen- 
' ter and NOT hearing the big 
screen TV outside of KR's blast 
Wolf Blitzer's analysis of poll 
numbers and potential politi- 
cal gaffs. Finally we can catch 
up on all the terrorist threats 
that have been drowned out by 
"mavrickness" and "change." 

Economic Gains. 

Now that people won't be 
dropping millions of dollars 
over the weekend so Obama 
^ can buy infomercials, they 
P can go back to buying other 
things... like groceries, gaso- 
line and houses. True, Sarah 
Palin's wardrobe might begin 
to go out of style, but without 
expensive apaigns suck- 
ing money out of ever-loyal 

Joe-the-Plummers' pocket, he 
might start to pay off his crush- 
ing debt instead. It's probably 
little more than a drop in the 
bucket, but at this stage in the 
game, every drop counts. 

New Classroom 

Yeah, it's been fun...even 
spirited at times. But now that 
it's over we might be able to 
spend the first few minutes 
of class talking about new maybe class 
material. Don't get me wrong, 
discussions can make for 
excellent mental breaks from 
the raw material at hand, but 
when the same discussion 
is old enough to begin potty 
training, chances are good it's 
time to move on. 

New Commercials. 

If you are like me and don't 
have TWO, this is actually 
pretty exciting. No more "And 
I approve this message" or 
"For more info visit wealthy- 
org." I, for one, want to learn 
more about products which 
I can apply directly where it 
hurts or fall in love all over 
again with the restaurant that 
never serves a biscuit that's 
been frozen. 

So whether you are fret- 
ting about who lost or gloat- 
ing about who won, whether 
you think our nation just got 
snookered or is about to make 
a change for the better, take a 
second to look around and be 
thankful for the little things 
that make America so great. 
Either way this excruciatingly 
long election season is draw- 
ing to a close and that alone is 
something to be happy about. 


of the Week 

Why would you make a bad president? 

Because I suck at being on 
time for everything. 

- Shirley Rikeros 

Because I don't like politics. 

- Brandon Russell 

I'm not a good enough liar. 

Because I don't think the 

problems we have can be 
fixed. -LeeNevils 

'Cause I'm a woman. 

- Krystin Erickson 

I look bad under heavy 
lighting. - Audrey Cooper 

Because I'm a hick. 

- Jedediah Drumm 

Because I don't know how 
to run this a country. 
- April McNulty 

I would never go to 
meetings. Actually, I would 
never go to anything. I'm 
just too lazy. - Alexandrea 

Get Your GrCCR 0" 



Before I get to this week's 
tip, I'd just like to say how 
ashamed I am of all of you 
that read this section ev- 
ery week. Even though last 
week's tip about improving 
your gas mileage had TWO 
errors in it, only one person 
wrote me about it. In case 
you're wondering what 
those errors were, allow me 
to enlighten you. 

Error number l: I told 
you to turn your car off at 
long lights, but you should 
NOT turn your car off at a 
stoplight, even if that light 
is ridiculously long. This is 
illegal in most states and 
generally unsafe. Duh. 

Error number 2: I also 
said to be ready to go as 
soon as you start your car, 
but you should NOT drive 
off as soon as you turn your 
car on. It's actually good for 
your car if you let it idle for 
at least 15-30 seconds to 
allow the oil to be pumped 
through the moving parts 
(among other reasons). 

In summary, don't idle 
if you don't have to, but do 
idle if you do. Now, let's get 
on with our extremely ac- 
curate and true green tip 
for this week. 

Vexation: My guilt over 
how quickly my bathroom 
trash fills up with product 

Solution: Go old school 
with bars of soap. 

Body wash may be nice, but 
when you're due for a refill, 
try a bar instead. You'll get 
just as clean. I promise. 

Clarification: If you 
think in terms of weight, 
packaging accounts for a 
whopping 31 percent of the 
waste we send to landfills. 
Bars of soap have consider- 
ably less packaging. Plus, 
they're cheaper. And just 
think about all those germs 
your shower scrunchy is 
growing. Ewwww. 

Tip and info from idealbite. 

Weekend I 

Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in f/ie| 
right direction. 


Chattanooga Symphony! 
Orchestra performs Grie5| 
Strauss and Stravinsky 

Tivoli Theater, Chattanoogi| 

8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 

$10 student price I 

"Sea Monsters 3D" anl| 
"Dolphins and Whales" 

IMAX Theater, 


7, 8 & 9 p.m., Saturdajl'l 
(various show times 

$8.50 for adults 

Mystery Dinner Shows | 

Vaudeville Cafe, 


8:30 p.m., Saturdays (ol»l 
show times available) I 

$26.50 for adults (ind#| 

Chattanooga MarM 

Noon-5P.m.,Sunday,N» H | 






Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

Same faces, new places 

It is time yet again for the 
Lew NBA season! Boston 
feroved last year it was their 
fcffseason trades that helped 
Rem win their 17th NBA 
thampionship last season. 
■The Los Angeles Lakers made 
■ key midseason trade for Pau 
Basol that carried them to the 
Inals with the league MVP, 
Kobe Bryant. So if the other 
Rite teams in the NBA want 
to make a finals run they can 
take the Boston and Los An- 
geles approach by bringing in 
a big name. Here is a list of 
some players that are on new 
team.', that have already made 
an impact. 

Maurice Williams (point 
guard, Cleveland Cavillers) 
Last year in 66 games for the 
Milwaukee Bucks he averaged 
17.2 points per game, 6.3 as- 
sists and shooting 38 percent 
from the three point line. This 
year, for the Cleveland Cav- 
Uiers he is averaging 12 points 
per game, two assists per game, 
and shooting 60 percent from 
iffis three point line. 

■^All Houston 
■has to do now is 
■have their core 
I group of guys 
^Rstay healthy for 
Bibout 75 games 
|tnd they should 
be fine. «I1 

irmaine O'Neal (center/ 
Power forward, Toronto Rap- 
tors) Last year in 42 games 
for the Indiana Pacers he av- 
eraged 13.6 points per game, 
6.7rebounds per game and 2.1 
Mocks per game. This year, 
f or the Toronto Raptors he is 

!!!^ ging l? P ' 1 " 5 P" S ame > 
rebounds per game, and 
Jocks per game. Com- 

AP Photo 

Indiana Pacers Danny Granger, bottom, gets landed on by Boston Celtic's 
Paul Pierce as they dive for a loose ball in the third quarter of a NBA bas- 
ketball game in Indianapolis, Saturday, Nou.i, 2008. Granger lost two 
teeth while diving for a loose ball. 

ing off a very disappointing 
season filled with injuries in 
Indiana, O'Neal has a point 
to prove in Toronto with new 
teammate Chris Bosh; they 
can be the best front court duo 
in the East. 

Elton Brand (power for- 
ward, Philadelphia 76ers) Last 
year in eight games for the 
Los Angeles Clippers he av- 
eraged 17.6 points per game 
and eight rebounds per game. 
This year, for the Philadelphia 
76ers he is averaging 14 points 
per game and 13 rebounds per 
game. Brand missed most of 
last year due to injury, but he 
is back and better than ever. 
Now with a new team and an 
easier conference, his oppor- 
tunity to win a championship 

Ron Artest (forward, Hous- 
ton Rockets) Last year in 57 
games for the Sacramento 
Kings he averaged 20.5 points 
per game, 5.8 rebounds per 
game and 3.5 assists per 
game. This year, for the Hous- 
ton Rockets he is averaging 
18.3 points per game, five re- 
bounds per game and two as- 
sists per game. Artest brings 
his rough, scrappy style to the 
must needed Houston Rock- 
ets. Now there is less pressure 
on Tracy McGrady to perform 

since he now has another scor- 
ing option. All Houston has 
to do is have their core group 
of guys stay healthy for about 
75 games and they should be 

James Posey (small for- 
ward, New Orleans Hornets) 
Last year in 74 games for the 
Boston Celtics he averaged 7.4 
points per game, 4.4 rebounds 
per game and shooting 38 
percent from the three point 
line. This year for the New 
Orleans' Hornets he is averag- 
ing 11 points per game, three 
rebounds per game and shoot- 
ing 50 percent from the three 
point line. Posey is known as 
"the new Robert Horry" to 
some people due to his past 
success for different cham- 
pionship teams. He brings 
great defense and clutch three 
point shooting to a young and 
now experienced New Orleans 
Hornets team. 

These five impact play- 
ers can only go as far as their 
teams will take them. The 
more they step up during the 
regular season, the more wins 
these different teams should 
collect. There is no reason 
why Cleveland, Toronto, Phil- 
adelphia, Houston or New Or- 
leans cannot go deep into the 

Almost Fair and Fly Swatters 

LtNSKI Cherisol 


Almost Fair and Fly Swat- 
ters are the first teams to win 
Southern's Intramural Futsal 

In men's futsal, team Al- 
most Fair has a reputation for 
making the final score seem as 
if the game wasn't fair at all. 
Mwila Chikobe's performance 
on Wednesday night was 
breathtaking as he scorched 
team Ankle Surgeon's defense 
with seven goals to win 13-3. 
Ankle Surgeons fell to an early 
unexpected 8-1 score at half- 
time, and from there it was a 
matter of trying to catch up 
with the high scoring of Al- 
most Fair. 

"He [Chikobe] can really 
put numbers on the board," 
said Alex Bolanos. a senior 
health, physical education and 
recreation major. "Once he 
starts to score, then the rest of 
our guys start to score, which 
leads us to victory most of the 

This futsal team consists 
of players who actually teach 
others how to play the game of 
futsal at an advanced level. So 
the scoreboard usually speaks 
for itself and shows how good 
they are at teaching. Josue 
Mendoza, a senior nursing 
major, did a great job putting 
this group of elite players to- 
gether, but a knee injury kept 
him from playing with them in 
the championship. 

"They taught us how to 
play, but sooner or later the 
students will be better than 
the masters," said Rhod Perfe 
Uaguno, a sophomore general 
studies major and a member 
of Ankle Surgeons. 

Team AC Milan, who met 
Almost Fair in the semi-final 
and held them to four goals, 
was scheduled to play them 
again in the finals. But due to 
AC Milan being placed on the 
same side of the bracket, they 
played in the semis. 

"We were placed on the 
wrong side of the bracket," 
said Jeff Dickerson, a senior 
international studies major 
and captain of AC Milan. "The 
final score would have been 
the same, but I would have 
loved to have the two best 
teams meet in the finals." 

On the women's side, Fly 
Swatters defeated Viva La Vida 
8-2. Starla Edney, a freshman 

I just didn't 
want to be like 
the New Eng- 
land Patriots 
who lost the 

final game. 

-Silzie Vieira 


French international studies 
major, scored four goals of her 
own to hold off Viva La Vtda. 

"We came out with a hunger 
because we were undefeated 
the whole season and I wanted 
it to carry on to the finals," said 
Silzie Vieira, a junior biology 
major. "I just didn't want to be 
like the New England Patriots 
who lost the final game." 

"Overall, the inaugural fut- 
sal season was a good one, 
with 11 men's teams and four 
women's teams," said Mike 
Boyd, director of intramurals. 
"But I would love to see more 
women's teams sign up and 
participate next futsal sea- 

"As the season progressed, 
we got more and more fans," 
Dickerson said. "It's quicker 
than soccer and with more 
goals, it makes it more exciting 
for the fans and more exciting 
for the players. It was very well 
put together and I would like 
to thank Boyd for introducing 
futsal to us and I hope that it 
will continue to grow." 




Deadline Monday at no 0n 

Dean's Luncheon | Featur- 
ing Dr. Gary Hess in "Explain- 
ing Failure: The Debate over 
the Vietnam War". At the heart 
of the ongoing debate over the 
Vietnam War has been the 
question of failure-was the 
U.S. doomed to fail by waging 
an unwinnable war? Was the 
war winnable only to be lost 
by poor civilian leadership and 
divisiveness at home? Lessons 
learned from the war depend 
on how failure is explained. 
Satiate your curiosity at noon 
on November 11 in the Presi- 
dential Banquet Room. 

Wars and Presidential 
Elections | Since World War 
II, several U.S. presidential 
elections have been conducted 
with wars as a decisive issue 
in the presidential elections 
of I952, I964, I968, 2004, and 
2008. In each case, the "rally 
around the flag" inclination 
on the part of voters was chal- 
lenged by critics from the right 
and/or the left. Come listen to 
Dr. Gary Hess as he examines 
the political interaction and 
results to help illuminate pres- 
idential politics on November 
11 at 7p in the McKee Library 
Knowledge Commons. Convo- 
cation Credit. 

1 Iproming eveDLtS-cal^ndaL 

Friday, October 31 

5:3op - Depart for Vespers at the 
Lantern (Wright Hall) 

5:4ip- Sunset 

8p - ReMix Vespers (Church) 

After Vespers - Adoration (Lynn 
Wood Chapel) 

Sabbath, November 1 

9:30-10:158 - Continental Breakfast 
(Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15a - Saltworks Sabbath School 
(Church Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Church Fel- 
lowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Church Gos- 
pel Chapel-upstairs) 

Adoration - Tim Cross (Church) 

10:45a - A Day of Psalms hosted by 
BCU - Richard Means & Eliud Sicard 
(Thatcher Chapel) 

11:30a - Connect - LeClare Litch- 
field (Collegedale Academy) 

11:45a - Renewal- Tim Cross 

2p - Brazilian Club Evangelism 
(Wright Hall Steps) 

2:i5p - Flag Camp - RSVP to to reserve spot 
(Wright Hall Steps) 

3p - Sabbath Ministries: Sick & 
Shut-In (Wright HaB) 

5:30p - Evensong, Reader. Joann 
Sifontes, Organist (Church) 

7:30p - Extreme Dodgeball (lies 
P.E. Center) 

Sunday, Novembers 

National Stress Out Week 

10a - Committee of 100 Brunch 
(Presidential Banquet Room) 

lia-ip - Blu-SAUce Activity (Games 
for children - Church Playground) 

Monday, November 3 

GRE Subject Exam only (Lynn 

National Stress Out Week 

SA Senate Spirit Week: Monochro- 
matic /Environmental Awareness Day 

8-Noon - Muffins for Malamulo! 
(Student Center) 

Noon-ip - Stress video, Genre: hu- 
mor (Presidential Banquet Room) 

i-4p - Stress Out Booth (Student 

3:30p - University Senate 

7P - Scream Fest! (Talge and Thatch- 
er front porches) 

7:30p - Piano Duo: Ning An & Glo- 
ria Chien (Ackerman) 

Tuesday, November 4 

National Stress Out Week 

Online Winter Registration for Re- 
turning Seniors >93 Credit Hours 

SA Senate Spirit Week: Culture Day 

Veteran's Day 

na-3:30p - Stress Out Booth (Stu- 
dent Center) 

11:30a - i:30p - Bubbles (Prom- 

Wednesday, November 5 

National Stress Out Week 

Non-refundable Commitment/ 

Housing Deposit of $250 due for New/ 
Transfer Students for Winter 2008 

Online Winter Registration for Re- 
turning Seniors >93 hours 

SA Senate Spirit Week: SAU Pride 

lia-3:30p - Stress Out Booth (Stu- 
dent Center) 

n:30a-i:3op - Bubbles (Prome- 

Noon-ip - Shoulder Massages (Stu- 
dent Center) 

7:3op - Test Anxiety Seminar/Video 
(Talge Hall) 

Thursday, November 13 

National Stress Out Week 

Online Winter Registration for Ju- 
niors >54 hours & Seniors 

PreView Southern 102 

SASenateSpiritWeek:Tacky/Wacky ' 
Hair Day 

11a - Encounters Convocation, Ber- J 
nie Anderson (Church) 

na-3:3op - Stress Out Booth (Stu- 
dent Center) 

3:30p - Graduate Council (Robert 
Merchant Room) 

Noon-ip - Stress video, Genre: to- j 
mor (Presidential Banquet Room) 

Shoulder Massages (Student Cen-j 

Muffins for Malamulo I 
Come to the Student Center in 
the morning to donate to Mal- 
amulo and enjoy a fresh-baked 
muffin in return! 

Prayer Groups | 7:15 a.m. 
M-F near the flag pole; 12:00 
p.m. MWF in the Student Cen- 
ter seminar room; 5:00 p.m. 
M-F at the fountain between 
Hackman and the library. 

country! Deadline to drop off 
your shoebox in the SA of- 
fice is Friday, November 21st. 

Exhibition | Southern's 
School of Visual Art and De- 
sign will host an exhibition 
of Russian paintings titled, 
"Russian Art: Social Realism, 
Impressionism, and Realism." 
These paintings will be on dis- 
play in the Brock Hall Art Gal- 
lery beginning with the show's 
opening at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, 
November 11. 

Operation Christmas Spirit Week Schedule 

Child I Come by the SA of- Monday, November 10- 

fice and pick up your shoebox Monochromatic Day/Environ- 

to fill with Christmas gifts for m e nta l Awareness 

a child in an underdeveloped Tuesday, November 11-Cul- 

ture Day 

Wednesday, November 12— 

SAU Pride Day 

Thursday, November 13— 

Tacky/Wacky Hair Day 

Friday, November 14— Pajama 

Day/Pancake Breakfast 


November 7 

Ashley Lewis, Brad Schleen- 
baker, Celeste Thorns, Cyril 
Roe, Heather Guhl, John Wil- 
liams, Joseph Weatherford, 
Kody Stewart, Laura Wendt, 
Ryan Bunnell 

November 8 

Deborah Wyatt, Julie Sto- 

tz, Karen Cottrell, Kather- 
ine Webber, Nicholas Eller, 

November 9 

Abigail Vinton, Hannah 
Freire, Leah Jewell, Matt Burt, 
Paige Cunningham, Shane 
Fenton, Stephen Majors, Van- 
essa Cutz 

November 10 

Alana Lawrence, Carl 
Patterson, Carolyn Smith, 
Christopher Emerson, Cris- 
tina Kastorsky, Eui In Lee, 
Jim Hodson, Jorge Hernan- 
dez Pleitez, Marleni Zorrilla, 
Mary Reed, Megan Kastorsky, 
Suranny Villamizar, Trisha 

November 11 

Haley Yunger, Jim ParHl 
Lechelle-Antoni Gray, M* I 
Hage, Meghan Dickard, Ry»| 
Lilly, Ty Leach 

November 12 

Alex Voigt, Alma AntoiMj 
Anita Gonzalez, Ashley S~ 
Villiers, Lynn Lopez, ReW| 

November 13 

Crystal Bueno, 
Knapp, Hollie Macon* 
Joan Seitz, Marty Han* 
Michelle Carmona, Scott 

Dai* 1 




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Only $3,500. Call 916-580- 
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The Fall Festival was fun and cool— 

$ great planning and decoration; who says 

we can't have fun on the Promenade? 

Exxon setting a world record for reve- 
nue this quarter, even though the oil-de- 
pendent country it depends on is on the 
brink of depression, struggling to pull 
out of economic recession. Thanks, we 
really appreciate it guys. 

The lines at the early voting tables and 
the normal Tuesday voting were long 
enough to ensure that many, many of the 
eligible voter population exercised their 
rights this past week. 

Standing in line at the salad bar for 
lunch wondering why there is always a 
person who takes 27 minutes to make a 
simple salad. Why does it take so long 
to make a salad!? 

Enjoying the beautiful passing of the 

seasons as the rejuvenation process of 

the new begins with the death of the old; 

the trees are changing colors, the air is 

cool and the sun is warm. Fall is here, 

enjoy it. 

When your roommate is sick, your 
girlfriend/boyfriend is sick, both of your 
suitemates are sick, and you feel that 
familiar tickle at the back of your throat. 


Adam Wamad| 
Humor Edi 

Someone's famous last words 

Adam Wamack 

Wait a minute, how do I turn this tiling off? 

Well, this could get interesting. Don't WOny, I got this. 

I swear they weren't my chopsticks! 

TAfh nnnc! Maybe this is the ri | 
V V llUUpa . pfffjj can do that, to 

To the left?! But I thought you said to the rig- ' 

I wonder what this button s tor... 

Look, I can do it with my eyes closed. Watch me get a world record for thif 

-looks at squirrel:: Awww, it's so cute. 

Diary of a single Southern girlj 

Katie Hammond 
Hannah Kuntz 

Mnw Fnnnn ft Copy FniT OR 

Dear Diary, 

Timid Tom finally spoke 
to me today. I've seen him 
looking at me a lot. I think he 
might be interested, but he's 
just too scared to do anything 
about it. I thought he would 
never speak to me. I remem- 
ber it clearly. At exactly 12:43 
a.m., in my American his- 
tory class, I was staring at the 
back of Tom's head (which is 
full of luxurious brown locks). 
Tom was stretching when he 
dropped the pencil he was 
holding in his right hand. The 

pencil could have fallen to my 
right, or it could have fallen 
to my left, but fate stepped 
in, and the pencil fell into my 
lap. There was no choice but 
to give it back to him, even 
though I desperately wanted 
to keep it with me forever. 
When Tom turned around to 
retrieve his pencil, I smiled, 
handed it back to him and 
introduced myself, "Hi, I'm 
Compatible Cassie," I said. He 
giggled nervously, as if I had 
poked him in the stomach like 
the Pillsbury Doughboy, and 
his face turned five different 
shades of red. He looked like 
a sunburned tomato. He stut- 
tered an awkward, "Thank 

you," giggled again and thJ 
turned around. It was jusla 
simple interaction, but I thiiT 
it tested the limits of his sori| 
skills. I just want ONE < 
is that asking too much? Ydl 
know how Winston Churcif 
said, 'Never, never, never g 
up'? Sometimes as I lookattS 
back of Tom's head, that qui 
rings in my ears and I wona 
if guys at Southern misread) 
like maybe they only readuj 
last part. 

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I Education and 
dean to move 
to Philippines 

| Melissa K. Lechler 


I Denise Dunzweiler will be 
.ending her 13-year career at 
Southern to take a position as 
! a dean at the Adventist Inter- 
'■ [national Institute of Advanced 
■Studies (AIIAS) in the Philip- 

John Wesley Taylor took 
'over as dean of the School of 
fclucation & Psychology on 
BJeBa o. He has been a pro- 
cessor in the department for 

Int. "it was a really tough deci- 

l^aon," said Dunzweiler, who 

has been dean for three years, 

|«"but I felt a [sense of] peace 

"-about it. It really was a God 

weiler arrives in the 
lies on Feb. 1. She will 
Bean of four of the five 
e schools at AIIAS, the 
jiool in the Adventist 
■that offers graduate- 
programs exclusively, 
tile Dunzweiler has never 
ntothe Philippines before, 
Taylor taught at AIIAS for sev- 
a years. Dunzweiler noted 
he irony, referring to this as, 
wool exchange." 
pesident of AIIAS, 
I Guptill, came to 

E DEAN page 4 

Spirit Week focuses on Southern 

Aaron Cheney 

Srapf Warn. 

SA Spirit Week has given 
Southern students a chance 
to show off their school spirit 
with activities and themes for 
each day. 

"We are trying to get stu- 
dents to think about the mean- 
ing of being a student at South- 
ern, and what sets Southern 
apart," said Luther Whiting, 
SA executive vice president. 

Senator Kristina Benfield, a 
senior graphic design major, 
was in charge of the commit- 
tee that planed Spirit Week. 

"We're trying to have an ac- 
tivity and an over all theme to 
go with each day rather than 
just super heroes, we're trying 
to tie it more into Southern 
student body activities," Ben- 
field said. 

This year's spirit week 
started on Monday with 
monochromatic day, encour- 
aging students to wear outfits 
of only one color. Tuesday 

Julia Tkachuk pins her 

i the world map s 

had students wearing clothing served on the promenade. 

showing off different cultures. 
Wednesday was SAU pride 
day. Today's theme is tacky/ 
wacky hair day. Friday, pa- 
jama day will have pancakes 

Student clubs an organi- 
zations are also getting in- 
volved, according to Benfield. 
The Green Initiative club got 
involved for Monochromatic 

day, Outdoor Education pro- 
vided a zip-line for SAU Pride 
day, and Strawberry Festival is 
on the ready to take pictures of 
tacky/wacky hair day. 


Vehical theft on rise at south end of greenway 

Hannah Kuntz 
rnpv Emma 

Vehicle break-ins at the 
Collegedale Greenway have 
been on the rise. 

Matthew Spears, a patrol- 
man on the Collegedale police 
department, said there have 
been at least three break-ins 

in the last two weeks. 

"The four years I've been 
here the number's [of vehicle 
break-ins] have definitely in- 
creased," Spears said. 

He said most of the chefts 
have occurred in the evening 
at the Tucker Road entrance to 
the Greenway, but there have 
been thefts at the Imagination 

Station as well. He advises stu- 
dents to lock their valuables in 
the trunks of their cars. 

"Most of all the break-ins 
have occurred out of vehicles 
where purses have been in full 
view," Spears said. "Our big- 
gest hurdle right now is get- 
ting people to lock things up 
just to where it's not painfully 

obvious that there's something 
to steal." 

Melissa Otis, a sopho- 
more allied health major, had 
her car's passenger window 
smashed three weeks ago at 
the Greenway and an empty 
purse was taken. 



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Weekend to focus on purity 

Alison Quiring 
Staff Wiiih 

Encounters Weekend will 
feature Pastor Bernie Ander- 
son this coming weekend as 
he speaks about the craving 
humans have for life, fulfill- 
ment, joy and meaning. 

Anderson said that he chose 
the theme "Craving" because 
many are spiritually hungry 
and often our legitimate hun- 
ger is sometimes filled with 
something outside of God's 
plan for our lives. 

Friday night's message will 
focus on why God has drawn 
boundaries around sexuality. 
Church service on Saturday 
will focus on how our inner 
desires often drive our out- 
ward actions. 

"My hope is that students 
will come away thinking seri- 
ously about holiness, sexual 
integrity and just what it is that 
drives them," Anderson said. 
"I want them to crave Jesus 
and a life devoted to Him." 

Kevin Kibble, associate 
chaplain, said that Anderson's 
specialty is speaking to young 
people about spiritual victory 
in an environment where pu- 
rity is not valued. 

"Bernie's personal testi- 
mony is a unique witness to 
how young people can become 
stronger spiritually in this age 

of the media devaluing purity," 
Kibble said. 

Anderson is the senior pas- 
tor of the Wasatch Hills SDA 
Church in Salt Lake City, 
Utah and was invited to speak 
for Encounters Weekend by 
Southern's Chaplain, Brennon 

Encounters Weekends were 
started by the former South- 
ern Chaplain Ken Rogers. He 
wanted students to gain a spir- 
itual blessing in mini weeks of 
prayer spread throughout the 
course of the school year so 
there would be uplifting spiri- 
tual programming between 
the larger events like Student 
Week of Prayer. 

This is the third year since 
Southern decided to start hold- 
ing Encounters Weekends. 

Donnie Keele, assistant 
chaplain, said that Campus 
Ministries puts on Encounters 
Weekends because a full week 
of prayer tends to disrupt the 
academic schedule. 

"Encounters Weekend gives 
us a compromise," Keele said. 
"It is a spiritual emphasis that 
doesn't create problems with 
the regular school schedule." 

The next Encounters Week- 
end will be held next semester 
on March 12-15 with Manny 
Cruz as guest speaker. 


Vol. 64, Issue 9 

Thursday, November 13, 2008 

Monika Bliss 















Laure Chamberlain 



Patten Project focuses on serviq) 

Roland Scaluet 

Now as an official club on 
campus, leaders of the Patten 
Towers project are putting a 
strong emphasis on service 
this year, looking to make a 
difference in residents' every- 
day life with things like mani- 
cures and trips to the zoo. 

The project started in fall 
of 2007 as an initiative of the 
South East Youth Conference. 
Patten Towers houses home- 
less and disabled people in 
downtown Chattanooga. The 
project's main goal is to help 
meet the residents' spiritual, 
physical and social needs. 

"Last year was our first 
year," said Thomas Beihl, 
president of the Patten Proj- 
ect Club. "We learned from 
what worked and what didn't 

Besides holding a church 
service every two weeks at Pat- 
ten Towers, students are trying 
to reach out to the residents in 
many different ways. 

New outreach efforts have 
included a food drive where 
nine carts full of groceries 
were collected from Village 
Market customers, a zoo trip 
and cruise on the Southern 
Belle Riverboat, a girl's night 

Hilary Prandl and Ezequiel Vasquez collect food for Patten Towers] 

out where Southern female 
students took Patten women 
out to eat and a makeover day 
where residents could get free 
haircuts, hair braiding, mani- 
cures and massages. 

Upcoming events include 
a stop-smoking program, a 
Thanksgiving meal and a cel- 
ebration of Patten Towers' 
looth anniversary. 

Biehl said Patten residents 
participate more as their con- 
fidence grows. 

"Last year they were a little 
more cautious because they 
didn't really know us," he said. 
"But this year we have more 
residents attending." 

However, the benefits of the 

project are not only for M 
Towers' residents. Elistj 
boldt, secretary of the if 
Project Club, said anothij 
is to get Southern i 
excited and involved bl 
istry and to see God's | 
restored in those whoa" 
pate in doing what Jestil 

Samara Larson, 
nursing major, has I 
volved in the project si 
year. She said her i 
is her desire to share « 
residents some of theblj 
of her Christian walk. 

She said, "I'm trji 
bring them the SabbaLl| 
rience that I have." 

Southern buys Spalding Cove ApartmeJ 

Katie Freeland 
Staff Writer 

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This October, Southern 
purchased the Spalding Cove 
Apartments off of Tucker Road 
on Spalding Drive for $2.6 
million, and currently plans to 
use them as family housing. 

Enrollment is up 137 stu- 
dents, and the need for more 
housing for both singles and 
families is growing. 

"The pressure we keep feel- 
ing is in housing," said Marty 
Hamilton, associate vice presi- 
dent for financial administra- 
tion. 'The economy isn't do- 
ing very well, and gas prices 
are high, so students want to 
be closer to campus." 

The purchase of the Spald- 
ing Cove Apartments erased 

the need to start a new build- 
ing project. One option was 
to build more apartments 
in Southern Village. The is- 
sue was that they would have 
needed to start construction 
in October, and there was a lot 
of pressure to get those done, 
Hamilton said. 

There are seven buildings 
in the Spalding Cove area. 
Each building contains four 
apartments, each with two 
bedrooms and one and a half 

The Spalding Cove Apart- 
ments will be transitioned into 
family-only student housing. 
There are currently tenants 
who are not affiliated with 
Southern living there, but 
when they move out Southern 
will transition it exclusively 

for student family hous 
of Nov. 1, current tea 
paying their rent to Sm 

Around 20 to 25fa>' 
in need of on or neaij 
housing, said Cindy J 
administrative assist 
financial administrate 
families will be pi 
new apartments 
come, first-serve 

Jim Turner, a 
major, has been 9 
apartments with his<1 
April, six months V 

"They're new, soL 
really clean and m 
tained," Turner s 
close to campus, so 1 
the convenience. 




Southern trying to prevent pedestrian injuries on crosswalk 



Many people are unsure 
whether pedestrians or driv- 
ers have the right of way when 
approaching a crosswalk on 
University Drive, and univer- 
sity officials are working to 
prevent an accident. 

"Cars have the right of way 
and sometimes pedestrians 
think they do, especially here 
in Collegedale," said Jeff San- 

1 tos, a senior accounting major. 
"I am a city boy, so I am used 

i to sharing the roads with many 
According to the law, cars 

have the right of way and pe- 
destrians must wait for the 
car to stop before crossing the 
road. Once the pedestrian is in 
the crosswalk, cars must yield 
the right of way. However, 
some students keep walking 
without breaking stride across 
the road, said Kevin Penrod, 
director of Campus Safety. 

Campus Safety is working 
with Marketing & University 
Relations to raise awareness 
and promote safety. So far, 
Campus Safety is hoping to 
present at convocation and 
residence hall worships, as 
well as meet with the SA Sen- 
ate to talk about these issues. 

Southern doesn't own the 
road and can't make changes, 
so they're looking to awareness 
and education to prevent inju- 
ries. Hamilton County owns 
University Drive and has ex- 
clusive jurisdiction to change 
the warning system, lights or 
paint on the crosswalks, Pen- 
rod said. 

The traffic flow will only in- 
crease as the Hulsey Wellness 
Center is up and running and 
construction of a roundabout 
is underway, said Ruthie Gray, 
director of Marketing & Uni- 
versity Relations. 

Pedestrians and drivers are 
not the only ones who need to 

be aware of each other. Penrod 
said bikers, skateboarders and 
others also need to follow traf- 
fic laws when using the cross- 

"Students and drivers don't 
pay enough attention to each 
other and tend to take stop 
and yield signs as suggestions, 
and all it takes is one distract- 
ed person to create a recipe for 
disaster," he said. 

Rebecca Wong, a senior art 
education major, was hit by a 
car last school year. 

Wong said, "As a pedestrian 
you can't just assume the car wait until they slow down be- 
will stop, you must make eye fore even stepping onto the 
contact with the driver or just crosswalk." 

Woosly Calixte, Alex Hernandez, 
and Oscar Espinosa cross Univer- 
sity Drive afier class. 

JLocal gallery to feature student art 

| Angela McPherson 

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The Wolftever Creek Gallery 
in Ooltewah, which opened 
Oct. 20, showcases local and 
regional artists and plans to 
showcase student art, giving 
Southern students a new place 
to display their art. 

Artists and owners Erik 
and Christine Vetne started 
the gallery because they saw a 


"There is nothing of this 
kind in the area," Christine 
|Vetne said. "Normally, to ap- 
preciate art, you have to go 
downtown. There's so much 
Wound here that has not been 

I Now, students and com- 
munity members will have to 
go no further than Ooltewah- 
Pinggold Road, where the 
^etnes have renovated an old 
louse to feature local art. 

While the gallery showcases 

intings, pottery, sculpture, 

photography and mixed media 
from professional artists that 
have been featured on HGTV 
and the Discovery Channel, 
the Vetnes have a passion for 
cultivating students' artistic 

"We want to have a rotating 
display of student art," Erik 
Vetne said. 

Their plan is to have a 
monthly rotating display of 
works from students in local 
schools, including Southern, 
Collegedale Academy and even 

Erik Vetne, a school teacher 
for nine years, stressed the im- 
portance of art in the lives of 

"[We want to] get students 
involved in the art scene from 
early in their life," he said. 

So far the Wolftever Creek 
Gallery has done just that, 
leaving even their logo cre- 
ation up to a design contest 
at Southern. Tamara Scott, a 

senior graphic arts major, won 
the contest. 

Art professor Brian Dunne, 
whose work is in the gallery, is 
helping collect student art for 
the gallery. 

Students who wish to have 
their art considered can go 
through their art professors. 

The gallery will feature 
works so they can be sold 
and start the careers of young 
working artists. 

The Vetnes also want the 
gallery to be a place where stu- 
dents can gather to study, visit 
and appreciate art. 

"I feel that if you don't ap- 
preciate art, it would be diffi- 
cult to appreciate life," Chris- 
tine Vetnes said. 

The gallery has a Wi-Fi hub, 
a small couch and a kitchen 
with hot drinks and cookies. 

The Wolftever Creek Gal- 
lery is open Monday through 
Thursday from l p.m. to 6 

Collegedale looks to local elections 

Erjca Richards 
STAf f Writer 

With the presidential race 
complete, Collegedale is look- 
ing ahead to the March elec- 
tions, which will decide who 
sits on the Board of Com- 
missioners for the next four 

The Board of Commission- 
ers plays a key role in the op- 
erations of city government. 

"We're the legislature for 
the city," said commissioner 
Harry Hodgdon. "We decide 
policies and the city adminis- 
tration carries them out." The 
board also has the final say 
regarding the city budget and 
is responsible for choosing the 
mayor and vice mayor. 

The original voting date for 
the March elections posed a 
potential problem for voter 
turnout. Any Southern stu- 
dent registered to vote in Col- 
legedale is eligible to vote. 
However, the board realized 
that most Southern students 
would not be present as the 

date was during Southern's 
spring break. 

In order to correct this prob- 
lem, Collegedale has approved 
early voting, taking place in 
City Hall from Monday, Feb. 
23 through Thursday, Feb. 26. 
Three commission seats 
are up for election. Vice May- 
or Tim Johnson, along with 
Commissioners Fred Fuller 
and Harry Hodgdon are up for 
reelection this year. In order 
to run, candidates must pick 
up a petition from the Hamil- 
ton County Election Commis- 
sion. So far, Johnson, Fuller 
and Deborah Baker, a new 
candidate, have collected pe- 
titions to run. Commissioner 
Hodgdon has not yet picked 
up a petition, but said he is 
planning to run again. 

Those who are not regis- 
tered to vote in Collegedale 
but would like to vote should 
contact City Hall before Mon- 
day, Feb. 2. 

Fuller said, "We would ap- 
preciate everyone's vote." 

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Sculpture to be relocated next summer 

Tiffany Sands 

St*ff Wbitfb 

Next summer the statues of 
Elijah and Elisha, which are 
currently positioned behind 
Miller Hall, will be moved 
to their permanent location 
which is yet to be determined. 
The 'Passing the Mantle' 
sculpture was commissioned 
in 2000 by President Gordon 
Bietz and will be made entirely 
from granite. 

The artist Wayne Hazen, a 
former professor at Southern, 
is only able to work on the 
statues in the summer because 
of his teaching position at At- 
lantic Union College. Hazen 
started developing models for 
the sculptures and also cre- 
ated computer images so that 
he could get more specific de- 
tails as to how to sculpt the 

Once the sculptures are 
moved Hazen will continue to 
work on the pieces, which are 
in need of some necessary al- 


"Using granite is a unique 
challenge," says Hazen. "It is 
very difficult to sculpt because 
it is a very hard stone. It will 
make the final piece unique 
because of its durability and 

"The sculpture will be a 
symbol of a teacher passing 
information along to the pu- 
pil," says Ben Wygal, chair of 
the university's Fine Art Com- 

Wygal feels that the sculp- 
ture is an example of the 
knowledge the faculty strives 
to pass on from one genera- 
tion to the next. 

The sculpture will depict the 
scene from 2 Kings 2:1-16 of 
Elisha receiving Elijah's man- 
tle. It symbolized his granting 
of request of a "double por- 
tion" of Elijah's spirit of faith- 
ful leadership and service. 

"I like the concept with Eli- 
jah and Elisha because it is a 
visual display of teachers pass- 

Pholo By Marlin lliorman 
Elisha statue looks up for Elijah's 

ing on their knowledge to us to 
further God's work with our 
careers," said Donella Smith, a 
junior nursing major. 

The project, which is head- 
ed by the Fine Art's commit- 
tee, costs about $200,000 and 
will be funded through dona- 
tions and gifts, some of which 
have already been received. 

Spirit Week 

Continued from Pg. 1 

Senator Kristina Benfield, a 
senior graphic design major, 
was in charge of the commit- 
tee that planed Spirit Week. 

"We're trying to have an ac- 
tivity and an over all theme to 
go with each day rather than 
just super heroes, we're trying 
to tie it more into Southern 
student body activities," Ben- 
field said. 

Student clubs an organi- 
zations are also getting in- 

volved, according to Benfield. 
The Green Initiative club got 
involved for Monochromatic 
day, Outdoor Education pro- 
vided a zip-line for SAU Pride 
day, and Strawberry Festival is 
on the ready for Tacky/Wacky 
hair day. 

Students are also enjoying 
Spirit Week. Silzie Vieira, a 
junior biology pre-med major, 
is very excited for the themes 
this year. 

"I got so dressed up yes- 
terday in all white, and today 
I am dressed up as a soccer 
player because I am Brazilian, 

so I figure, Brazilian, soccer, it 
goes together," Vieira said. 

Shelby Mixson, a sopho- 
more marketing major and SA 
senator, was disappointed at 
initial participation. 

"I really wish monochro- 
matic day had gone over a 
little better. I think part of the 
reason is because we didn't 
advertise as well as we should 
have," Mixson said. "Hopefully 
as the week goes on it will just 
progress and get better and 
better, and more and more 
people will participate." 


Continued from Pg. 1 

Tennessee last April for his 
daughter's wedding and of- 
fered Dunzweiler the position 
because a dean at AIIAS was 
about to retire. In Septem- 
ber, Dunzweiler completed 
the necessary requirements 
for her transition there and 
began working with Taylor on 

his change from professor to 

"The very worst part of this 
is that Dr. Dunzweiler and I 
have enjoyed collaborating 
together and she's going to be 
12 time zones away," Taylor 
said. "I'll be calling her in the 
middle of my day, which is the 
middle of her night." 

Robert Young, vice presi- 
dent of academic administra- 

tion, is sorry to lose Dunz- 
weiler but believes Taylor is 
qualified for the position. 

"[Denise's] leadership, per- 
sonable nature, connections... 
and expertise in inclusive edu- 
cation will be dearly missed," 
Young said in an email to the 
faculty. "I look forward to 
working with Dr. Taylor as the 
next dean of the School of Ed- 
ucation & Psychology." 

SIFE to serve during spring break 

Ashley Cheney 

During Spring Break 2009 
six students from Students in 
Free Enterprise (SIFE) will 
be traveling to Africa to build 
greenhouses to grow vegeta- 
bles for HIV positive individu- 
als and their families around 
the Maluti Mission Hospital 
in Lesotho, Africa. Braam 
Oberholster, professor in the 
School of Business and Man- 
agement, presented this idea, 
now known as Project Hope, 
to the SIFE team last school 

Oberholster visited the mis- 
sion hospital in 2005 and was 
made aware of the needs in 
the hospital as well as the sur- 
rounding area. 

"I noticed some gardens 
they had at the hospital and 
started inquiring and found 
out these were actually dem- 
onstration gardens with an 
adjacent greenhouse," Ober- 
holster said. "This was a way 
that they hoped to be able to 
get people in the various com- 
munities growing their own 
vegetables and supplementing 
their diet with vegetables." 

Each greenhouse costs $500 
to build and will provide veg- 
etables for the diets of HIV 
positive individuals and to 
sell as a means of income for 
their families. SIFE students 
have raised $1,500 to build 
three greenhouses, said SIFE 

The original plan was to 
send the $1,500 to the Maluti 
Mission Hospital for the con- 

struction of these greenhouses 
said Carrie Harlin, director of 
SIFE. However, a recent law 
in the country of Lesotho says 
that all non-profit funds sent 
must go through the govern- 
ment. Because of this, SIFE 
decided to take the money to 
the mission themselves. 

This year, over spring 
break, six students and one 
faculty member will travel 
to Lesotho to take money di- 
rectly to the Maluti Mission I 
Hospital, and to help build the 

To raise the money needed 
to make the trip, SIFE has 1 
planned an awareness week 
for Dec. 1-5. The week will 
begin with a Monday convoca- 
tion in honor of World AIDS 
Day. The rest of the week will 
include a 36-hour fast to raise ' 
money for the trip. 

Alex Mihai, a business) 
graduate student and the proj- 
ect manager for Project Hope, 1 
is hoping the fast will bring I 
awareness of the HIV/AIDsJ 
cause to students. 

"One of our goals is to { 
the campus involved in some- 1 
thing that will benefit the fam- j 
ilies who are affected by this J 
disease;" Mihai said. 

The money raised by the I 
fast will go toward the coslj 
of the trip, as well as 
othersupplies that are ne 

For more information, ori 
to get involved with Project| 
Hope, contact SIFE at : or stop by the J 
SIFE office on the third ( 
of Brock Hall. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

"Thankfully I didn't have 
any credit cards or money 
in there," Otis said. "I was 

Otis said her car was parked 
in the gravel parking lot by the 
Greenway and that the break- 
in occurred during the day. 

Don Hart, access manager 
of Campus Safety, said there 
have been very few vehicle 

break-ins on campus this sea 
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To have faith like a child 

Tara Becker 


Every Tuesday and Thurs- 
day morning, on my way to 
nutrition class, I walk by a 
playground full of children out 
for recess. And every Tues- 
day and Thursday morning I 
stop to watch them. I realize 
that could sound creepy, but I 
promise you it's not. 

Last Tuesday I observed an 
intense soccer game taking 
place. There was one girl out 
there playing with the boys. 
I was instantly transported 
back to my childhood. I was 
a tomboy all right; always out 
on the field playing sports with 
the boys while the girls played 
hopscotch. I had some crazy 
hair back in the day. It was 
short and I wouldn't ever let 
my mom touch it, which re- 
sulted in a really out of control 
knotted afro. I saw a home vid- 
eo of me playing soccer once. 
I was barreling down the field, 
crazy hair flowing in the wind, 

trying to catch up to a boy who 
was dribbling down about to 
score on our team. I got there 
just when he was about to kick 
it, stuck my foot out to get the 
ball, tripped him, stole the ball 
and turned right around to 
take it down the field. What a 
little brat I was. 

But this isn't the point. 

It's hard to explain the kind 
of joy I get when I see those 
children out there. It's so sim- 
ple. And beautiful. And peace- 
ful. So not what this world has 
become. I think I like it be- 
cause it's a picture of what this 
world was meant to be. When I 
imagine the kinds of problems 
they will face as they get older 
and the pain that they will go 
through, I just want them to 
stay that way. Stay thinking 
that their parents can do no 
wrong, that people are always 
out there to do good and that 
the tooth fairy really does 
magically turn your tooth into 
money when you're sleeping. 

In Mark, Jesus says, "I tell 

you the truth, anyone who will 
not receive the kingdom of 
God like a little child will never 
enter it." 

These kids that I see playing 
every Tuesday and Thursday 
morning inspire me. I definite- 
ly recognize that wisdom and 
maturity are God given, and if 
one truly stays like a child all 
their life— living in naivety and 
never growing up— they aren't 
going to get very far. 

But I think what Jesus is 
talking about in Mark is that 
unharnessed, blind accep- 
tance of good. That simple 
faith that screams, "You can't 
touch me world...because I... 
am...adored." If you've ever 
witnessed a child running full 
speed into their father's arms, 
you know what I'm talking 
about. In that moment all that 
kid cares about are those open 
arms and the love they are go- 
ing to receive when they get 

I am so not like a child. I 
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should be giving and loving. 
I hold back when I should be 
sharing. And I constantly walk 
away from God, instead of 
turning around and running 
straight for His open arms. 

So often I think we look at 
children and think, what can 

they learn from us? Butj 
we should be asking out 
what can we learn from! 
Jesus calls us to ha™ 
like a child. And I wou| 
to be a kid again. 

Election lessons from a Christian perspectiv 

SAU students were fortu- 
nate to participate (most for 
the first time) in a presidential 
election recognized as holding 
great symbolic importance for 
America. John McCain said as 
much in his wonderfully gra- 
cious concession speech. 

"This is an historic election," 
he noted, "let there be no rea- 
son now, for any American to 
fail to cherish their citizenship 
in this the greatest nation on 
earth." In these days of worry 
about our economy's future 
and about America's future 
as a world leader, McCain re- 
minded us that we indeed have 
much to be grateful for. 

Nov. 4 also reminds us that 
elections are sometimes about 
more than partisanship and 
policy issues. Although the 
dynamics of this contest were 
clearly shaped by the economy 
and the unpopularity of the cur- 
rent administration, the mo- 
ment transcended mundane 
politics. One thinks of Jeffer- 
son's 1801 inaugural address, 
which rose above the rancor of 
his contest with John Adams 
to eloquentiy assert the under- 
lying unity of all Americans. 
Or Reagan's election in 1980, 
when an America dispirited by 
inflation, economic stagnation 
and international humiliation 
(hostages in Iran) was roused 
by a promise, the candidate's 
promise of renewal. 

Most often mentioned as a 
parallel to 2008 is i960. We 
were then enjoying peace and 
prosperity, but there neverthe- 
less seemed to be building a 
desire for younger, more inspi- 
rational leadership. John Ken- 
nedyprovidedthis, not through 
any great acumen as legislator 
but through an unusual ability 
to promote a sense of national 
duty and purpose. 

We sense that Barack 
Obama's election has taken 
on similar proportions. An 
African-American has become 
the most powerful person on 
earth, fulfilling Martin Luther 
King's dream that we might (to 
paraphrase him) one day vote 
for a president based on the 
content of his character rather 

than the color of his skin. 

An observer, noting the un- 
critical adulation bestowed on 
Obama by crowds during the 
campaign and at the Grant 
Park election night celebration, 
might have reason to worry 
that expectations are doomed 
to disappointment. In some 
regards this inevitably will be 
the case. But it cuts both ways. 
Supporters will discover that 
he has no magic bullets for re- 
cession or peace in the Middle 
East. But detractors will also 
quickly learn that socialism 
is not on the horizon. Indeed, 
actual policy differences with 
what a McCain administration 
would have pursued are prob- 
ably only at the margins. 

Any special lessons in this 

election for Christians! 
haps two. First, that wefj 
take heart whenever sq 
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Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Obama is my president, so quit whining and be rational about it 

Blaise Adams 


After staying up late last 
week on Tuesday night watch- 
ing the election (because that's 
the thing to do when you're in 
college), I've decided to give 
my two-cents on Obama, our 

But first, some background 
on me and where I'm coming 

I come from an extremely 
conservative home. My family 
has always voted Republican 
and probably always will. I've 
been blasted and bombarded 
with politics since I was six, 
perhaps younger, and always 
thought that Conservative Re- 
publican was the way to go. 
Having come to college and 

been exposed to other politi- 
cal views (besides Democrat 
and Republican) as well as 
making friends with a wealthy 
diversity of people, I've man- 
aged to come to terms with 
myself as a Libertarian. If you 
don't know what they are, Lib- 
ertarians support minimum 
government intervention in 
both personal and economic 
matters, advocating a small 
government that is limited to 
protecting individuals from 
coercion and violence. 

In regards to election night, 
I can honestly say I'm willing 
to give Barack Obama my sup- 
port. He's the next president of 
the United States and whining 
about it isn't going to do any of 
us any good. I don't know how 
many people I've heard pre- 

dicting the fatal collapse of the 
United States when Obama 
hasn't even been sworn in 
yet. Might I ask that we all 
have a little bit of... oh what's 
that word... rationalism? I'm 

& [Obama is] the 
next president of 
the United States 

and whining about 
it isn't going to do 

any of us any good. 

scared to death there will be 
rioting or worse, assassina- 
tion attempts. If anything, we 
should be celebrating that we 
will have an African-American 

president. This is new history 
and I believe Obama's presi- 
dency will be a good thing. He 
has the huge responsibility 
of leading our country and is 
now a role model for so many 
people in need of an inspiring 

John McCain set an honor- 
able example when he gave his 
concession speech. He didn't 
ramble on about how hor- 
rible it was that Obama won 
like many are doing. He was 
extremely gracious and called 
Obama "my president." Dr. 
Barnhurst got it right Wednes- 
day morning when he told my 
Chemistry class that, yes, he 
voted for McCain, but that 
doesn't mean he's going to be 
unwilling to support Obama. 
If only more of us would adopt 

this attitude about things. 

Obama has at least four 
years to do something. That 
something could be very good, 
and that something could be 
very bad. I'm going to look at 
the next four years with an 
open, non-judgmental mind- 
set and base my personal 
opinion of Obama solely on 
his leadership as president— 
now that he's elected, his ac- 
tions as president are what is 

In short, conservative, mod- 
erate, liberal, whoever you are, 
if you're upset about the elec- 
tion results, stop it. Let's see 
what Obama can do and what 
changes he will bring about. 
America's about unity within 
diversity. Let's try it for once. 

Letter to the Editor: 

Obama, racism and a single vote 

I Submitted on Nov. 5, 2008. 

I In 1964, I was there at 

pouthern and editor of the Ac- 

ent. I am now retired and liv- 

"g in Scottsdale, Ariz. 

This morning, after a his- 

E?™ election, when young 

•people voted in such strong 

numbers for Barack Obama, 

I decided to see if I could find 

the Southern Accent online. I 

was curious to see, given the 
major move to the right of the 
Republican Party, what views 
I might find in the Accent. 

When I was editor of the 
Accent, things were very con- 
servative at Southern. The 
student body was all white. If 
you were an underclass couple 
wanting to attend an event off- 
campus, you had to take an ex- 
tra girl along as a chaperone. 
If you were an upperclass cou- 
ple, you had to double date. 
Many of the Saturday nights 
at that time were "closed" and 
that meant you had to stay on 
campus with little in the way 
of entertainment. (I'm happy 
to say that the Southern Ac- 
cent had a role in eliminating 
"closed" Saturday nights, but 
you still had to take the extra 
girl or double date!) 

The real reason I wanted 
to drop you a note was to say 
something about this historic 
election. Like John McCain, 

I'm now older than dirt (well 
I'm not quite as old as he). I 
was born in Mobile, Ala. and 
grew up in the deep South. The 
family I grew up in was racist 
and we didn't even know it. 
When I was 32, my father died 
of a heart attack at the age of 
57 while visiting in my home. 
When I went through his wal- 
let, I found a membership card 
for the KKK. I couldn't believe 

I am a registered Republi- 
can, and yesterday I cast my 
vote for an American who 
I believe has the judgment, 
temperament and skills to be 
a good president. I voted for 
Barack Obama. I'm glad that 
I have lived to see and partici- 
pate in this historic event. 

Don Dixon 
Class of 65 

P.S. I will be changing my 
registration to Independent. 

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Rachel Hopkins 
Lifestyles Editor 

Five quick ways for you to get rid of stress 

Christina Weitzel 


Elizabeth Hernandez was 
stressed, and it was only her 
first day of classes. 

Now a junior at Southern, 
she remembers, "Last year, I 
walked into my first nursing 
class and sat down. The pro- 
fessor started telling us every- 
thing we had to do. It was only 
the first day and it seemed I 
had enough to do to last the 
whole year. I felt there was 
no way I could get everything 

Elizabeth's experience of 
college stress is not uncom- 
mon. Seventy to 90 percent of 
college students' visits to pri- 
mary care physicians are the 
result of stress or stress-relat- 
ed sources, according to the 
American Institute of Stress. 

Often, it's easy to get over- 
whelmed with everything. 
However, stress reduction is 
crucially important. So here 
are five stress-reduction meth- 
ods for college students that 

take five minutes or less. 

Take a break. 

The counseling center at 
Carroll College offers this tip, 
"Get some exercise or fresh 
air (simply a quick, brisk walk 
outdoors if possible), or go 
somewhere private and yell or 

Even if you can't go outside, 
you can still talk to a friend or 
just sit for a few minutes. 

Just breathe. 

In the book, "The Complete 
Idiot's Guide to Managing 
Stress," Jeffrey Davidson ob- 
serves, "You're always getting 
encouraged to speed up— read 
more, take in more, do more. 
Sometimes, however, the best 
response to a situation is not 
to proceed rapidly, but take a 
strategic pause." 

One way, listed by Davidson, 
to take that strategic pause is 
simply to take a deep breath. 
The best method for deep 
breathing is to sit up straight 
or stand, breathing in slowly 

Get Your 


reen on 


Vexation: Way too 

many plastic bags jammed 

in my cabinet. 

Solution: Put 'em to 


Most of us probably already 
use plastic grocery bags as 
trash can liners (which 
also saves money on buy- 
ing rolls of trash bags), but 
don't stop there. Use plastic 
bags as packing material, 
as duggie poop bags (not 
in the <lnrr« f course), as 
lunch t .. s „, or take them to 

the store and bag your gro- 
ceries with them again. 

Clarification: A lot of 
stores are already charg- 
ing for the plastic bags and 
encouraging shoppers to 
buy reusable ones. IKEA 
doesn't even offer dispos- 
able bags anymore, only re- 
usable ones that you have to 
buy (which is why I left the 
store looking like I had just 
stolen a lot of stuff). Just be 
sure to get the most out of 
the plastic bags you've al- 
ready paid for. 

through your nose. Hold your 
breath for a few seconds, then 
exhale, according to the Dart- 
mouth College website. 

Write it down. 

"I make lists for organiz- 
ing things and getting them 
done," said Giancarlo Peroso, 
a senior nursing major at 
Southern. "It helps spread out 
your work load so your day is 
not too packed." 

Include everything that 
needs to be done on the list, 
but be realistic about your 
goals. Don't try to fit too much 
in your day, or you'll get over- 

Throw it away. 

G. Gaynor McTigue, au- 
thor of "Why Make Yourself 
Crazy? 100 Ways to Rid Your 
Life of Needless Stress," offers 
this tip. 

"Every day, find one thing 
you don't need and toss it. Or 
give it away. Over time, the 
clutter will begin to vanish and 
space and order will magically 
appear in your home... and 
your life," McTigue says. 

Change your mind. 

Often, how you think has a 
larger impact on your life than 
what is actually happening. 


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Graphic by Christina Weitzel 

The University of Georgia 
health center website states, 
"Changing the way you think 
(a.k.a. cognitive restructuring) 
can help you manage stressors 
in your life. While we can't al- 
ways control the events that 
happen, we can control what 
we think about the event, 
which in turn shapes our feel- 
ings about them." 

If you think positively about 
a test or assignment, chances 
are you won't be as stressed 
about it. 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

Felix Mendelssohn's 

Bryan College, Dayton, TN 
7:30 p.m., Fri, Nov. 14 and 
Sat, Nov. 15 

Ballet Tennessee 
Presents AILEY II from 
New York 

Tivoli Theater, 

8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 15 
Tickets start at $12 

Chattanooga Market 

First Tennessee Pavilion, 

Noon-5 p.m., every Sunday 


90 Years in the 
American West 

Photographs by Ansel 
Adams and Bob Kolbrener 

The Arts Company, 

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday- 
Saturday, through Dec. 19 J 


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Shake n Bake are '08 football champs 

Zach Livingston 

What started out as a very 
competitive football season 
|j for Men's A League ended with 
j not so competitive game. 
f Team Shake n Bake [SnB] went 
against team ShowTime for 
the intramural football cham- 
pionship on Monday night and 
I it wasn't as exciting as the Gi- 
I ants and Patriots Super Bowl 
I upset. SnB left victorious with 
I a crushing score of 34-6. 

There was a rumor going 

I around that the Men's A North 

I League was much better than 

I the Men's A South League in 

; first place, however, after 

hampionship game it be- 


glon't know what hap- 
ted, it just wasn't that in- 
ng" said Jimmy Gaines, 
ike n Bake player. "We just 
ayed really well." 
Before the football season 
■en started, Showtime quar- 
rback , Brian Seymore, had 

the audacity to make a bet 
with Didier Brival that his 
team would make it to the 
championship game and win 
it all. Seymore didn't have any 
players on his team yet but his 
confidence outweighed his log- 
ic and it was decided that the 
loser would have to pay for a 
PF Chang's meal. 

Surprisingly Seymore led 

I don't know 
what happened, 

it just wasn't 
that interesting. 
We just played 
really well. « .; 

-Jimmy Gaines 

his team all the way to the 
championship but only accom- 
plished one touchdown pass to 
Showtime wide receiver, Willis 

"We kept getting the ball 

close to our end zone and nev- 
er really had an opportunity to 
make a legitimate drive down 
the field" Seymore said. "I 
know Didier was scared about 
how far I made it even though 
we lost." 

The referees had to stop the 
game and call SnB the win- 
ners as it became clear who 
would win. This is the second 
time that SnB has dominated 
Southern's intramural football 
world and they're starting to 
look like the Fluffy Chickens of 
flag football. 

The Men's B League cham- 
pionship was won for the first 
time by The New Breed. How- 
ever, history seems to be re- 
peating itself as the Men's A 
League Softball and football 
champions are the same teams 
that won last year. Which oth- 
er championship teams from 
last year will take a second ti- 
tle home? Keep your eyes open 
and come out to watch the 
electrifying drama of Southern 

|Many participate in volleyball intramurals 

leyball season officially kicks ern, as shown by the numer- 

off! There are several stu- ous leagues, 

dents here on campus that are There is a Ladies A League, 

thankful for volleyball season. Ladies B East League, Ladies B 

Volleyball is one of the more West, Ladies 3 Person league, 

popular sports here at South- Mens A League, Mens B East 

IDavis Wallace 
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Flag football season is over, 
I the weather is getting colder, 
[Thanksgiving break is right 
I around the corner and vol- 

New Release! 

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. Born in a land where the main view is that God is not for real, 
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Born with "mixed blood," Cassic seems domed to die when the 
Wood bath suddenly envelopes her country. Miraculously, she is 
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Sports Editor 

Intramurals Schedule 

Man's A Division 

11/13 6 PM Blue Hole/Heia Norge! Court 3 

1113/ 6 PM Bromance/GMA Warriors Court 1 

11/13 6 PM Cool Breeze/We Serve...You Eat Court 2 

11/16 7 PM Cool Breeze/A Loss Is Gain Court 1 

11/16 7 PM We Serve.. .You Eat/The Destroyers Court 2 

11/16 8 PM Heia Norge!/GMA Warriors Court 1 

11/17 6 PM A Loss Is Gain/Bromance Court 3 

11/17 6 PM Blue Hole/Cool Breeze Court 2 

11/18 6 PM Blue Hole/A Loss Is Gain Court 1 

11/18 6 PM GMA Warriors/Cool Breeze Court 3 

11/19 6 PM The Destroyers/ Bromance Court 1 

11/19 7 PM We Serve...You Eat/Blue Hole Court 1 

Women's A 

11/13 6 PM 

n/13 7 p M 

11/13 8 PM 
11/16 7 PM 
11/16 8 PM 
11/17 6 PM 
11/17 7 PM 
11/17 8 PM 
11/18 6 PM 
11/19 6 PM 
11/19 6 PM 


Helix/Flakers Court 4 

Homeostasis/Lunachicks Court 4 

Soup-A-Stars/Hitlist Court 4 

Soup-A-Stars/Served Fresh Court 4 
Lunachicks/To Kill A Blocking Nerd Court 4 

Homeostasis/Flakers Court 4 

Served Fresh/Helix Court 4 

Hitlist/Simply Smashing Court 4 

Lunachicks/Helix Court 2 

Helix/Simply Smashing Court 4 

Hitlist/To Kill A Blocking Nerd Court 3 

League, Mens B West League, 
Mens 3 Man East League, and 
Mens 3 Man West League. Not 
only are there many different 
leagues, but there are also 70 
combined different teams. 

The first A league game of 
the season consisted of The 
GMA Warriors against The 
Blue Hole who both look to be 
atop the standings in A league. 
It was a hard fought game and 
The Blue Hole was able to edge 
out The GMA Warriors by a 
single point on the final set. 

In B East League, BBSSAD 
were able to come away with 
the victory against a short- 
handed Smash Bros. team. 
All three sets were close and 
could have gone either way. 
From the looks of things, both 
teams have the potential of be- 
ing some of the top teams in B 
league. Finally, in the 3 Man 

It was a great 
first night 

of volleyball 
and from 
the looks 

of things it 

can only get 

East League, Step it up took 
care of business against Chuck 
Norris two sets to one. 

It was a great first night of 
volleyball and from the looks 
of things it can only get better. 
More teams this year means 
that the play level will have 
to increase, which ultimately 
means that the games will be 
at a high level and exciting 




Deadline Monday at noj 

Offering for Malamulo | 

Come to the Student Center in 
the morning to donate to Mal- 
amulo and enjoy a fresh-baked 
muffin in return! 

Prayer Groups | This Friday 
evening Student Association 
and Campus Ministries are tak- 
ing up a special offering for the 
Mission at Malamulo Project. 
So far we've raised $7,261.58 
toward our $15,000 goal. This 
offering involves a matching 
fund with which we hope to 
raise more than $3,000. Bring 
your money to vespers to join 
all 12 North American Division 
SDA colleges in the campaign 
to keep our sister institution in 
Malawi, Africa open! 

Exhibition | Southern's 
School of Visual Art and De- 
sign is hosting an exhibition 
of Russian paintings titled, 
"Russian Art: Social Realism, 
Impressionism, and Realism." 
These paintings are on display 
in the Brock Hall Art Gallery. 

Operation Christmas 
Child I Come by the SA office 
and pick up your shoebox to 
fill with Christmas gifts for a 
child in an underdeveloped 
country! Deadline to drop off 
your shoebox in the SA office 
is Friday, Nov. 21. 

Pajama Day | Remember to 
dress in your pjs and eat some 
delicious pancakes on the 
promenade tomorrow morn- 

Symphony Concert | 

Double convocation credit 
Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Colleg- 
edale Church. 



Friday, November 14 

National Stress Out Week 

Online Winter Registration for 
Returning Juniors >54 Credit Hours 

SA Senate Spirit Week Pajama 

7:30 p.m. - Pierson Lectureship - 
Dennis Ross (Thatcher Hall Chapel) 

8 p.m. - Encounters Vespers - Ber- 
nie Anderson (Church) 

After Vespers - Adoration 
(Lynn Wood Chapel) 

5:35 p.m. - Sunset 

Sabbath, November 15 

9:30 a.m. - Pierson Lectureship - 
Dennis Ross (Thatcher Hall Chapel) 

9:30-10:15 a.m. - Continental 
Breakfast (Collegedale Church Fellow- 
ship Hall) 

10 a.m. - French Sabbath School 
(Miller Hall Chapel) 

10:15a - Saltworks Sabbath School 
(Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Collegedale 
Church Fellowship Hall) . 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel 

Adoration - Bernie Anderson 

11 a.m. - Pierson Lectureship 
Dennis Ross (Thatcher Hall Chapel) 

11:30 a.m. - Connect - John Nixon 
(Collegedale Academy) 

11:45 a.m. - Renewal- Bernie 
Anderson (Church) 

3:01 p.m. - Random Acts of Kind- 
ness (Wright Hall Steps) 

3:45 p.m. - Sabbath Ministries: 
Nursing Home (Wright Hall Steps) 

5:30 p.m. - Evensong - Reader: 
Dennis Negron, Organist: Doug Ba- 
asch & Southern Ringtones (Church) 

6:30 p.m. - Heartreachers 
Bluegrass Band (Lynn Wood Chapel) 

9 p.m. - King & Queen of the Court 
Tournament - hosted by BCU (lies 
P.E. Center) 

Sunday, November 16 

7:30 p.m. - Symphony Orchestra/ 
Organ Concert - Double Convocation 
Credit (Church) 

Monday, November 17 

Online Winter Registration for Re- 
turning Sophomores >23 hours, Ju- 
niors & Seniors 

PRAXIS Exams, Lynn Wood 
3:30 p - Undergraduate Council 

Tuesday, November 18 

Online Winter Registration for | 

Returning Sophomores >23 hours, 

Juniors & Seniors 

Noon - Tornado Siren Test 

7 p.m. & 10 p.m. - Joint Worship! 

"God's Solution to Stress," presented! 

by Dr. Jud Lake, (Thatcher Chapel) 

Wednesday, November 19 

Online Winter Registration for 
Returning Freshman <24 houtsj 
Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors 

Noon-ip - Employee Brown B 
(Presidential Banquet Room) 

7:15 p.m. - SA Senate (White 

Thursday, November 20 

Online Winter Registration for 8 
turning Freshman <24 hours, 
Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors 

11 a.m. - Convocation, Carrie 
McDonnall (Church) 

5 p.m. - 3 on 3 Basketball Team| 
Meeting (lies P.E. Center) 

7:30 p.m. - Convocation, Carri^| 
McDonnall (Thatcher Chapel) 

November 14 

Danielle Karppala, 

Batson, Lindsay Gorecki, 
Meghan Gorecki, Mindy Josh- 
nick, Onisim Chitu, Seth May- 
ers, William Otis 

November 15 

Autumn Davis, Charlotte 
Athey, Doug Jacobs, Ellen Ma- 
lupande, Jenna Schleenbaker, 
Kaitlyn Gavin, Kris Kimbley, 
Krista Mattison, Thomas Er- 

November 16 

Cristina Hernandez-Persia, 
Jose Del Aguila, Marie Con- 
stant, Paul Campanello, Rod- 
ney Voelker, Tim Cwodzinski, 
Tony Ludwig, Tyler Thornton 

November 17 

Kristin Thomas, Maria Roy- 

bal-Hazen, Ralph Morales, 
Stephanie Kirschmann, Tekoa 

November 18 

Alisha Ottati, Aurora Pullar, 
Chris Bolton, Elshell Bertus, 
Jessica Ball, Lucas Dobyns 

November 19 

Christopher Vazquez, Dori 
Trivette, Mishaela Creed 

November 20 

Barbara James, Bryan 
Stitzer, Carrie Francisco, 
Christina Arias, Desmond 
Suarez, Elizabeth Hernandez, 
Hans von Walter, Heather 
Haynes, Joel Hanlon, Katie 
Hammond, Mariah Gage, 
Nardia Leonce, Summer 
Schleifer, Suzy Robertson 

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Christmas decorations 
before Thanksgiving 

There is nothing worse than rushing 
Christmas; there is nothing better 
than enjoying it at the right time. 

The great array of scarves 
that people wear 

There's nothing like a warm, colorful 
scarf to pull an outfit together in the 
chilly, fall air. 

Discourse of Hope 

Circulating that Obama is going to 
make all the economic problems dis- 
appear; there needs to be a distinc- 
tion between realistic optimism and 
naive sensationalism. 

Senator Obama's presidential- 
elect speech 

We haven't seen such a great orator in 
many years; Senator McCain's Conces- 
sion speech— his class, humility, and 
patriotism are worthy of aspiration. 

Those monotone teachers 

That make the most interesting topics 
as mundane as the last time my great 
aunt made my brother and I decorate 
over two hundred little dreidels for 
Hanukkah back in 1993. 

The new wellness center 

It's amazing! I feel like I'm burning ca/o- 
\~~ '4 ries just when I walk in the door! I won- 
der if there's something in the air... 

The higher food prices 

...and the people who complain about 
the cafe, saying, "The prices in the cafe, 
man, they're so high!" They always have 
been and they always will be, so get 
over it already! 


Adam Wamack 

Humor Editor 

Diary of a single Southern male 

Dear Diary, 

I spoke to Compatible Cass- 
ie the other day. She handed 
me my pencil in history class. 
All I said was, "Thank you," 
and though I wanted to say 
so much more, I felt like I 
couldn't. I just wish that girls 
weren't so confusing. I have 
absolutely no idea whether or 
not they are interested in me 
because they purposefully play 
hard-to-get; they do not want 
to be made vulnerable by be- 
ing openly interested in me, in 
return. Instead, they selfishly 
hide these insecurities behind 
the excuse that the guy has to 
be the one to make the first 
move, to be the one to pursue 
her. And this may be true, and 
I would love to be such a guy, 
but that does not mean that 
they should be closed down; 
that does not mean that they 
should purposefully pretend 
to not be interested in me (or 

even to IGNORE me) all in the 
hopes that it will strike a match 
to some flame of passion that is 
supposed to be ignited within 
my heart that will cause me to 
rise up and conquer the castle, 
slay the dragon and rescue the 
princess that resides captive 
in the uppermost tower. But 
even when that flame is lit, 
what am I to do when the cas- 
tle I must conquer is the walls 
that the princess has set up to 
block me: a protective shield 
ensuring her safety from expo- 
sure. What am I to do when the 
dragon I must conquer is the 
attitude that the princess has 
donned to let everyone know 
that she is capable of taking 
care of herself, that she needs 
no man, when in actuality all 
that she wants is the man will- 
ing to come and rescue her 
from herself. What is a guy 
to do when the very reasons 
that he is supposed to be the 
one to pursue the girl are the 
same reasons by which she is 
un-pursuable— behind which 
she hides to mask her scared 

vulnerability. I would be hap- 
py to step up and pursue the 
girl that I am interested in, but ', 
I fear to do so because of how 
shut down they seem to have j 
all become. I would think that I 
she would be happy to be open 
and pursuable by the guy that I 
she is interested in, but she 
has, for some reason, opted to 
rather cynically stand by and I 
mock the same guys that she 
emasculates with her quasi- 
independent attitude, intimi- 1 
dating "closed-upness," and j 
insurmountable expectations I 
that I should somehow know j 
what she is thinking. It seems J 
I am destined to be just an- 1 
other guy in the ranks of men j 
unable to break past the barri- ' 
ers set up by the very girls we > 
want to get to, and who want 
us to get to them. Sounds like J 
irony to me. 

Stay true to me, my diaiy, ' ; 
TTiviid To»vi 

Quotes from beyond the grave 

Adam Wamack 

Humph Emma 

"Careful, Obama, be careful..." 

—JFK, Lincoln, Reagan 

"2.99 a gallon!?" 

--Henry Ford 

"I told you so.' 

"I guess they gave me death, huh?" 

—Patrick Henry 

"700 billion dollars?!" 

-Ronald Reagan 

"I had a dream; I now am slowly having more of a reality!" 

-Martin Luther King Jr. 


| ^^7NoveMBER 20, 2008 

Church hosts 





Icollegedale Church is en- 
Ruraging Southern's campus 
Jd the surrounding commu- 
ffiy to give thanks and partici- 
Jte in Adoration's Celebra- 
tion of Thanks and Renewal's 
jlebration of Hands service 
Isaturday, Nov. 22. 
|The Celebration of Thanks 
Ian expression of Thanks- 
; for the blessings of the 
Bt year," said Gerald Peel, 
Blegedale Church's minis- 
\ of music. "We celebrate 
s once a year with all of the 
^lrch family." 

Peel is on the worship com- 
fttee that plans Adoration 

fit has been a tradition at 
ale for quite a few 
years," he said. 

| Adoration, Renewal and 
■Bjmnect will give everyone at- 
■jBIding either service the op- 
portunity to bring their non- 
Bmshable food items and 
^Thanksgiving offerings to the 
^ffitof the church during Pro- 
cession of Thanks. These food 
items are sent to the Samari- 
tan Center for their ministry 
to individuals and families in 
need, Peel said. "So many peo- 
ple bring items, that the entire 


Symphony Orchestra gives annual concert 

Muneca Ramos 
Staff Whitfh 

Sunday the School of Music 
presented the Southern Ad- 
ventist University Symphony 
Orchestra, conducted by Lau- 
rie Redman Minner and fea- 
turing organist, Judy Glass. 

More than 200 students, 
faculty and community mem- 
ber attended to listen to the 
three movements played by 
the symphony, Overture in 
Candid, Symphony No. 1 for 
Organ and Orchestra, Op. 42, 
and Symphony No. 3 in C Mi- 
nor, Op. 78. 

"The last movement gave 
me goose bumps," said Olivia 
Nieb, freshman English ma- 

The orchestra has been di- 
rected by Laurie Minner since 
2000 when she joined the fac- 
ulty at Southern as an Associ- 
ate Professor of Music. Mrs. 
Minner has performed in vari- 
ous concert tours in Australia, 



*- v jr 



Photo by Martin Thorr 
Laurie Minner directs the Southern Aduentist University Symphony Orchestra for Sunday night's perf 01 

Asia, Europe, Russia, and the 
United States as a violinist, vi- 
olist, vocalist, and conductor. 
Not only is she the conductor 
of the Symphony Orchestra, 

she also teaches violin, viola, ganist, is also a professor at 
string methods, and conduct- Southern. She is the Profes- 
i n g. sor of Organ and in 1986 Mrs. 

In addition to Ms. Minner, 
Judy Glass, the featured or- 


Modern languages department proposes deaf studies 

Jennifer Meyer 


The modern languages de- 
partment is looking to add "a 
new minor in deaf studies for 
next school year. 

Currently the department 
offers American Sign Language 
(ASL) one through four, but is 
looking to add several courses 

such as deaf culture, deaf mis- 
sions and ASL linguistics. The 
minor will be 18 hours, with 
six three-hour courses and will 
take two years to complete. 

If the deaf studies minor is 
approved by the undergradu- 
ate council in December, it 
would make Southern the only 

university in the North Ameri- 
can Division to have such a 

Dr. Carlos Parra, chair of 
the modern languages depart- 
ment, said that a lot of interest 
has been expressed by students 
in the current ASL classes. The 
ASL courses almost always fill 

up immediately each semes- 

"Many people do not realize 
that sign language is another 
language and not just a handi- 
cap," Parra said. 

In reality, sign language 







Campus Chatter 




Ready to see Compat- 
ible Cassie and Timid 
Tom battle it out? See 
page 12. 


Feeling uninspired for 
Thanksgiving? Check 
out four Thanksgiving 
solutions on page 8. 




STAGE prepares graduates 

Tiffany Sands 
Swrr Warm 

Southern is working to 
make the transition from col- 
lege to the real world easier 
with a new program called 

The Senior Transition and 
Graduate Enrichment pro- 
gram will help seniors after 
graduation by facilitating com- 
munication to the new alumni 
through phone calls, cards, e- 
mail and MySpace. 

"It can be a very traumatic 
time finding jobs and intern- 
ships," said Kevin Kibble, as- 
sociate chaplain, "With this 
program the graduates can 
receive words of encourage- 

The program began in May 
2008 with SAU President 
Gordon Bietz's interest in a 
program for graduates. Kib- 
ble, along with Campus Min- 
istries, Alumni Relations and 
Counseling & Testing Services 
are all a part of the program, 
which they feel will bring suc- 
cess to graduates. 

Not only do they offer en- 
couraging words, but they also 
offer extended career counsel- 
ing and provide information 
on local churches wherever 
graduates move. 

"I think it's beneficial to 
have an option to be prepared 

for life outside of school," said 
Giana Vierra, a senior psychol- 
ogy major. 

During senior class meet- 
ings Kibble and Evonne Crook, 
director of Alumni Relations, 
will give seniors an opportu- 
nity to hear what the program 
is about and also give them a 
chance to join. The primary fo- 
cus is to help graduates during 
their first year out of school. 

"It really means a lot to 
know that there are people at 
Southern who still remember 
us and are praying for us as 
we join the real world," said 
Audrey Taylor Whiting, a May 
2008 nursing graduate. 

One project in the making 
for STAGE is a podcast being 
produced by Southern's Assis- 
tant Chaplain Donnie Keele, 
about graduates moving into 
the workforce. The program 
may also offer social activities 
for the many graduates who 
stay in the greater Chattanoo- 
ga area. 

"I believe it's a really good 
idea because many students 
find themselves not going 
straight into the work force," 
said Alana Pabon, a senior so- 
cial work major. "It will help 
if they can get skills that will 
prepare them for life." 


The Student Voice Since 1926 

Vol. 64, Issue 10 

Thursday, November 20, 2008 

Monika Bliss 
















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Graduate students use the Writing Center 

Melissa Couser 

?t.« Writer 

The number of graduate 
students who use the Writing 
Center has steadily increased 
even though the tutors are all 

"The writing required for 
graduate school is pretty mas- 
sive and having the people 
available at the Writing Center 
to go over [my] papers with 
has been great," said Alice 
Hannifin, a graduate nursing 
student. "I've learned a great 

During the center's first 
year of operation in 2005, they 
conducted 17 tutoring sessions 
with graduate students. This 
year they have already held 
more than 80 sessions. 

Despite the fact that all the 
tutors at the center are under- 
graduates, tutors say it has not 
caused any major problems. 

"I've never really found it 
to be a problem," said Janelle 
Sundin, a sophomore English 
education major who has tu- 
tored graduate students in the 
past. "It takes a lot of time to 
go through the material, but 
we help [their papers] make 
sense and be more logical." 

Photo by Fruit, 1,1 

English major Erica Richards (left) helps Alice Hannifin, nursing grain, f 
ate, with a paper in the writing center. 

To better help the students, 
the center has instituted a new 
policy that only the more ex- 
perienced tutors may assist 

Some of the tutors said it 
can be a good thing that they 
may not understand all the 
material of graduate students' 

"It helps that I don't under- 
stand all the material," said 
Beckey Whetmore, a Southern 
alumna and Writing Center tu- 
tor. "If they don't explain the 
information well in the paper, 
it's something they may need 
to work on." 

Some of the students saylfcl 
new policy is very effective. 

"The [tutors] have all beg| 
very helpful to me," Hamr) 
said. "It seems that the leveldl 
help depends most on the It 
tors' experience in g 
papers and finding what nea 
to be corrected." 

The staff at the centei s 
they are making every effil 
to accommodate graduate* 

Whetmore said, 
help any Southern Advent! 
University student with 1 
paper, class or stage oft 
writing process." 

'Middle College' trend gets mixed reaction! 

Khrisna Virgil 

Staff Writer 

Middle College, a pilot pro- 
gram to give high school stu- 
dents the opportunity to earn 
an associate's degree while 
pursuing a high school di- 
ploma, is spreading across the 
United States and may soon 
find its way to Southern. 

Middle College is currently 
offered at Chattanooga State 
Technical Community Col- 
lege. According to the univer- 
sity, where Hamilton County's 
Middle College High School is 
located, Middle College gives 
an opportunity for 10th, 11th 
and 12th graders to earn col- 
lege credit. 

Southern already offers a 
similar program called dual 
enrollment in its online cam- 
pus curriculum, a concept that 
is widely accepted in many 

universities. Dual enrollment 
includes receiving high school 
and college credit at the same 

"Whether we like it or not, 
this is something that is grow- 
ing and we cannot ignore it," 
said Pegi Flynt, director of the 
online campus. "It's not going 

Despite the fact that the 
program seems to be promis- 
ing, there are some who do not 
believe the program is a good 
idea or that high school stu- 
dents have the skills needed to 
handle college classes. 

"I don't think that at such a 
young age students should be 
in college," said Major, a ju- 
nior business major. "They are 
just not ready." 

So far, nine Collegedale 
Academy students have 
dropped out to enroll at the 
Hamilton County Middle Col- 

lege High School. CAPrinoj 
Verle Thompson said I 
enrolling in the program it 
dents may miss out on a 
important part of their la] 
age years. 

"The program may flj 
students to grow up 1 
quickly, [a] sophomore is 
too young to start coll 
Thompson said. "At tlj| 
they may lack some s 
deal with college." 

Currently the Office o'l 
line Learning is e v **" 
how the trend might be* 
ing other states. There B» 
projected launch 

"I know that online « 
tion works, but it's mo" 1 ] 
finding solutions to a 
tions that might come* 
Flynt said." With thee»| 
in the state that it's* 1 ] 
education makes sens* 

tui IRSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008 



physics department runs first summer session in general physics 

i Emily Kay 


This past summer, South- 
ern's physics department of- 
fered its first general physics 
summer session. 

The summer class was an 
[effort to lighten pre-med stu- 
dents' academic load during 
the regular school year. In 
irevious years, many of these 
tudents took general physics 
ram the University of Ten- 
nessee at Chattanooga, which 
Erffered it during the summer, 
jut recently there has been 
iome dissatisfaction with the 

course there, said Dr. Chris 
Hansen, chair of the physics 

In the summer of 2007, 
Doug Baasch, a pre-dent mu- 
sic performance major, took 
the general physics course of- 
fered at UTC, but ended up 
dropping it along with mul- 
tiple other Southern students. 
They felt that the professor, an 
engineering teacher, was not 
competent to teach the class. 

"He never would solve a 
complete problem," Baasch 
said. "It was really frustrat- 

This generated a need to of- 

fer the class at Southern. After 
speaking with the pre-med ad- 
visors and putting together a 
list of students who might need 
to take the class, the physics 
department faculty made time 
in their summer schedules and 
started to inform students that 
the class would be offered. 

The class was held June 2 
through July 25 and condensed 
two semesters of physics into 
eight weeks, allowing students 
to complete one semester in 
four weeks. The two sessions 
averaged about 10 students, 
giving them more one-on-one 
time with the professors and 

tutors than they would get in a 
regular semester. 

"This was a good example of 
the strengths of a small class," 
said Dr. Ken Caviness, a pro- 
fessor in the physics depart- 
ment. "Being able to concen- 
trate on one topic is, at times, 
an advantage, but there is the 
disadvantage of trying to get 
a lot done in a short period of 

Plans to offer this class dur- 
ing the summer have been in 
the works for a while, but due 
to the professors' tight sched- 
ules it was not possible until 
now, Caviness said. 

Whether or not the course 
will be offered again is still un- 
decided, but the department is 
considering the option of of- 
fering it every other summer 
if the professors' schedules al- 
low. It will not be offered this 
summer due to some remodel- 
ing of the depart-ment. 

"[It was a] great success 
for the first time and if the de- 
mand is there then we should 
continue," Caviness said. "If 
we can make the scheduling 
easier for students then I'm in 
favor of it." 

[Biology Mural being painted in Hickman 

(Julie Weitzel 

A new wall mural illustrat- 

ng creation versus evolution 

s being painted in the biology 


The mural was started this 

^Bummer with the membrane 

Miortion of a cell being painted 

in the entryway to the biology 

tepartment. The main portion 
f the cell and other intelligent 
joesign aspects will continue in 
iflie lobby. 

"The cell is the basis of life 
So we thought that would be 
1 appropriate opening," said 
Keith Snyder, the biology de- 
|artment chair. "The mural 
show the extreme level 
f complexity that is within a 
The other sections will con- 
nue from the lobby into the 
llways and the other rooms, 

and will also focus on evolu- 
tion and creation. The mural 
will incorporate two-dimen- 
sional and three-dimensional 
parts with explanations, push 
buttons, and a flat screen run- 
ning an animation on the cell, 
Snyder said. 

Biology department staff 
said that the mural will be in- 
formational and artistic. 

"The mural will benefit 
teachers, the community, and 
pastors," said Rick Norskov, 
an associate professor for the 
biology department. "It will 
give them an alternative to the 
world view." 

Biology department staff 
and Ron Hight, the main art- 
ist for the mural, started plan- 
ning and designing the mural 
two years ago. They anticipate 
the mural's completion by the 
summer of 2010. 

Photo By Marlin Thorman 
The cell membrane portion of the 
mural on the 2ndfloor of the Hick- 
man Science Center. 

Students are looking for- 
ward to the finished product. 

"Creation is very intricate," 
said Kendra Avila, a freshmen 
nursing major. "The mural 
reminds me everyday of how 
much detail God put into cre- 
ating us." 





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Students die in car crash 

Four students at Pacific Union College 
lose their lives in late-night collision 

Emily Young 

Mam&cinh Editor 

Four students from Pacific 
Union College were killed 
in a car accident Saturday 
night, five miles away from the 
school, near Angwin, Calif. 

The students, Boaz Pak, 
Luke Nishikawa, Simon Son 
and Chong Shin, had just fin- 
ished playing a pickup basket- 
ball game and were heading 
into town to grab something 
to eat when they lost control 
of their car and collided with a 
pickup truck. 

The loss is accentuated by 
the size of the student body at 
PUC, only around 1,300 stu- 

The victims were known 
for being active in on-campus 
ministries, said Richard Os- 
born, Pacific Union College 

According to the Pacific 
Union College Web page, Ni- 
shikawa was involved in the 
Korean Adventist Student As- 
sociation ministries group, 
Shin was involved in youth 
ministry at the Rohnert Park 
Korean Seventh-day Adventist 
Church and Son was involved 
in homeless ministries. 

"The PUC community 
mourns the loss of four won- 
derful young men who were 
already giving service back to 

the community," Osborn said 
in a press release from Pacific 
Union College. 

Southern's Student Asso- 
ciation Senate has made an 
effort to reach out to students 
at PUC by allocating a small 
amount of money to send as a 
gesture, said Luther Whiting, 
Student Association executive 
vice president. 

"The PUC 


mourns the loss 

of four wonderful 

young men." 

-Richard Osborn 

"I think that Adventist col- 
leges are a community, so 
when something happens to 
one it affects the others, South- 
ern included," Whiting said. 

A memorial service was 
held this morning at Pacific 
Union College's weekly chapel 

Osborn encourages other 
Adventist institutions to visit 
the college's Web page and 
post comments on the blog 
to support the families and 
friends of the victims at www. 



SIFE offers Crown Financial Bible studies 

Ashley Cheney 

<t»IT WciTFB 

Southern's Students in Free 
Enterprise (SIFE) are offering 
Crown Financial Bible studies 
to learn what God says about 
tithing, personal finance and 
how to work for Him. 

Crown Financial Ministries 
is an organization that has 
been around for more than 30 
years. According to their Web 
site, it is an inter-denomina- 
tional ministry dedicated to 
"equipping people worldwide 
to learn, apply, and teach 
God's financial principles so 
they may know Christ more 
intimately, be free to serve 
Him, and help fund the Great 


The Bible studies were start- 
ed last year after SIFE Direc- 
tor Carrie Harlin heard about 
Crown Financial on the radio. 
She got in touch with the orga- 
nization and decided that the 
collegiate studies were a good 
idea for Southern. 

The Biblical Financial study 
is a 10-week in-depth look into 
what the Bible says about per- 
sonal possessions and money 

The first study was offered 
during the winter of 2008. 
Mandy Brady and Carla Cope- 
land, both 2008 graduates, 
were two of the first leaders. 

The studies, which are cur- 

Want to get involved? 

To get involved with SIFE's Crown 
Financial Bible studies, email Crystal Sepulveda 

rently offered Tuesdays on the 
third floor of Brock at 8 p.m., 
are being lead by Crystal Sep- 
ulveda, a freshman nursing 
major who feels the studies 
are important for students. 

"College students are tak- 
ing their baby steps to becom- 
ing financially independent," 
Sepulveda said. "It's not only 
important to manage money, 
but its important to handle 
our money in a way that God 
sees pleasing." 

Harlin agrees that students 
need to get into solid finan- 
cial practices now so they can 
avoid problems in the future. 

Nellie Mae, a student loan 
company under Sallie Mae, 
lists the average college stu- 
dent credit card debt in 2004 
as $2,161. 

"We need money for every- 
thing," Sepulveda said. "We 
need guidance so we don't 
serve two masters, but one." 

Deaf studies 

Continued from Pg. 1 

contains 80 languages. 

Someone who speaks Amer- 
ican Sign Language would not 
be able to communicate effec- 
tively with someone who has 
learned sign language in an- 
other country. 

Parra also said that the mi- 
nor would be able to help with 
the need for a deaf ministry in 
the area. 

"It will provide an oppor- 
tunity to open up a ministry 
in our denomination," Parra 

Jeffrey Jordan, who teach- 
es ASL at Southern and has 
worked as a pastor in Atlanta, 
has recently relocated to this 
area to start an organized deaf 
church. For students studying 
ASL, the deaf church will be 
an opportunity for them to use 
their skills. 

"Having a deaf studies pro- 
gram and a deaf church close 

together is a great way to put 
into practice what one learns 
by becoming directly involved 
with deaf people at church," 
Jordan said. 

Many students are also able 
to see the impact a deaf stud- 
ies program would have. 

"A minor in ASL would be a 
great benefit to society," said 
Kimberly Sheel, a junior nurs- 
ing major who is currently tak- 
ing ASL I. "The more I learn, I 
realize it's not just a language, 
it is a culture." 






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Glass was recognized as one 
of the outstanding teach- 
ers at Southern. She was also 
awarded a Distinguished Ser- 
vice Medallion in 1988. Dur- 
ing Mrs. Glass's residency at 
Southern, five mechanical ac- 

"The organ 
currently in the 
campus church 
is the largest 
made tracker 
instrument in 
North America." 

tion organs have been built 
and installed. The organ cur- 
rently in the campus church 
is the largest American-made 

tracker instrument in North 
America. Mrs. Glass has gi v . 
en many concerts around the 
United States and in many of 
the famous cathedrals in Eu- 1 
rope. Currently, Mrs. Glass j 
is the organist for the Colleg. 
edale Seventh-Day Adventist 
church and the First Presbyte- 
rian Church of Chattanooga. 

The Southern Adventist I 
Symphony Orchestra is one! 
of several per-formance 
groups sponsored by th 8 | 
School of Music. The orches- 1 
tra has maintained a reputa-j 
tion for quality performances \ 
internationally. The orchestral 
performs a series of six con-1 
certs annually on campus and I 
travels to others churches,! 
concert halls and schools in] 
neighboring communities. ] 
"I love the way the mu- j 
sicians enjoy playing, youfi 
can tell they put feeling intofl 
what they play," said Ashleyfl 
Dunbar, sophomore Histoiyfl 


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platform is covered," he add- 

"The Procession of Thanks 
is designed to assist the Sa- 
maritan Center in its annual 
Campaign for Community 
food/fund drive. All of the 
multi-denomination churches 
in the Collegedale - Ooltewah 
area contribute to the cam- 
paign every year," Peel said. 

The congregation and stu- 
dents are also encouraged to 
write their own "Thanksgiving 
cards" which will be distribut- 
ed before the service. They can 
be picked up at Campus Min- 
istries and the information 
desk at Collegedale Church. 
One can write a note of thanks 
to someone who has impacted 
them, address it, bring it to 
the front during Procession 
of Thanks and Collegedale 
Church will provide postage 
and mail the cards. 

"This is the one time a year 
when we can stop, give back the 
community and give thanks to 
God by bringing one's gifts, 
whether it be food, money or 

thank-you cards," said Eddiel 
Cornejo, a senior theology ma-][ 
jor and Collegedale Church'sl 
student worship coordinator. ( 

Renewal's Celebration . 
Hands service will be hon-| 
oring public service officialsl 
in the area with testimonies! 
and readings entitled Handsj| 
of Hope, Hands ofHelp 
Hands of Healing, said Joyce! 

"We become 
so busy and 

stressed... that 

we forget to be 


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stressed sometimes with | 
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are so blessed." 

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Chris Clou a 
Religion Editor J 

Revenge never wins against love 


In my morning devotions I 
learned something interesting 
about revenge. Growing up, 
one thing I was always labeled 
as was vengeful. I remember 
when it was first pointed out to 
me by one of my closest friends 
who decided to experiment by 
slapping me on the back of my 
head. Ultimately I would al- 
ways get him back one way or 
the other. What was frustrat- 
ing was when I knew that there 
was nothing 1 could do in order 
to get them back because they 
were either way too big for me, 
stronger than me or just better 

Either way, thirst for ven- 
geance always seemed to drive 
me. It was one of those vices 
that I had brought over to 
Christianity, which even today 
is hard to surrender. But what 
I learned this morning really 
shifted my paradigm. You see, 
it shook the core of the reason 
why I became vengeful. I felt 

they needed to get their just 
rewards but one verse really 
challenged my assumption. 
The passage reads as follows: 

"Do not repay evil for evil or 
reviling for reviling, but on the 
contrary, bless, for to this you 
were called, that you may ob- 
tain a blessing. Whoever de- 
sires to love life and see good 
days, let him keep his tongue 
from evil and his lips from 
speaking deceit; let him turn 
away from evil and do good; 
let him seek peace and pursue 
it. For the eyes of the Lord are 
on the righteous, and his ears 
are open to their prayer. But 
the face of the Lord is against 
those who do evil" (I Peter 3:9- 

Then my reading quickly 
took me to passages like "ven- 
geance is mine saith the Lord." 
It was then that I realized that 
revenge was never sweet in the 
light of love. I do it out of hate 
and I feed my internal evil na- 
ture so it ultimately destroys 
me. When God gets revenge, 
He doesn't do it with a sense 

of satisfaction in His eyes, but 
with tears full of angst, destroy- 
ing those He loves. The Bible 
even calls these acts "strange" 
and "alien." Why? Because 
love is put in a position where 
it must do something that is 
seemingly contrary to its na- 
ture: destroy those He loves. 

Ultimately, He has to do 
it for the sake of those that 
choose love. Then it hit me. I 
cannot get revenge because 
it enjoins me with the af- 
flicted and will ultimately be 
my demise. Not only that but 
I will hurt the heart of justice 
because it will put me at the 
wrong end of the law. When I 
hurt myself, I hurt God. I can- 
not get vengeance out of pure 
unselfish motives and I could 
never get vengeance without 
feeling sadistic pleasure. It not 
only morphs me into a monster 
but it ultimately hurts the one 
that I truly love: God. God is 
love and He is just a hard com- 
bination to balance but luckily 
we have a fair judge with a fair 

Do not repay evil for evil 
or reviling for reviling, 
but on the contrary, 


for to this you were called, 
that you may obtain a blessing. 

Graphic by Christina Weitzel 

In conclusion, what is seri- 
ously challenged is not only 
my willingness to hold back 
but my trust in God's supreme 
justice. Do I trust that He can 
judge better than I? If so, then 
why is vengeance on my part 
necessary? In reality it's an is- 
sue of love that involves trust. 
Do I love God enough to trust 
that He will do what is right 

for not only me, but also <itt 
individual that deserves pi»l 
ishment? The answer shoq| 
be yes. 

So next time your 
longs for revenge, remembll 
hate never wins, but love »'1| 
endure to the end. 

Everyone needs spiritual food every day! 

Chris Clouzet 

HFiir.inM FnrroB — 

There's a clock behind me, 
ticking time away in its quiet, 
consistent manner. My stom- 
ach speaks, reminding me that 
we had planned on using a 
convenient little coupon to get 
some pizza soon. I'm sitting 
at my desk, cozy, warm and 
alone. The day is simply wind- 
ing down and losing steam 
with the setting sun. Yester- 
day at this time, however, was 
an entirely different story. 

The only thing keeping time 
was the ever-increasing length 
of the line of empty stomachs 
at Miller Park. There was no 
silence or warmth— everything 
h u was movement and frigid gusts 

of wind in the flurry of meal 
preparation. Hands of all sizes 
were cupped near the mouth 
to try and trap some warm air 
upon exhalation. Other hands 
were busy preparing the table 
and setting out the meal. Still 
more hands gestured excitedly 
while their owners reminisced 
happily with good friends. It 
was a busy time: it was time to 

The homeless folks down- 
town were anticipating a warm 
meal, and I was soon caught up 
in the frenzy, serving coleslaw 
to dozens of shivering, expect- 
ant men and women. Many 
looked tired and worn; others 
appeared dirty and even a bit 
ragged in appearance. But they 
were all there, in the middle of 

a blustery, cold, overcast day 
for one common purpose: to 
be filled. 

These folks were 
hungry and 
thankful for a 
good meal. 3 f 

It was good to be there with 
them. I soaked in the thank- 
you's aimed my way and piled 
the coleslaw onto already sag- 
ging paper plates held by red, 
freezing fingers. These folks 
were hungry and thankful for 
a good meal. It was one thing 
I could relate to a little bit. 
There is nothing like a satisfy- 

ing meal to make content*! 
heart of a child of God. 1,4 
one, am thankful that w'«| 
designed to eat every day! 

Jesus is called the Breai 
Life. I don't think it's for lack«l 
a better metaphor, either. »| 
a day goes by that a humee*! 
ing needs and deserves fWf 
live. It's tragic when sou™ 
millions go to sleep »■ 
the blessing of the goo*"I 
of a hearty meal. Isn't it" 
more tragic when bilhWj 
to sleep without the bles«j 
the goodness of a hean7 
of the True Bread? W.4 J 
folks from Miller Pa* 1 
thankful for a filling" 1 ^, 

Who needs God? Eve?"! 

we all do. 


[o pinion 


Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Umerican in Australia: Life, death and current events 

■Scott Kabel 

I Charles fears that he won't 
lave enough money to die. 
I Originally from London, 
Binaries has become an Avon- 
Hale fixture, riding around the 
Sidewalks on his scooter, sit- 
ing at a smooth, white table 
■ear the cafeteria entrance, 
Bhatting with those who care, 
looking straight through those 
Bho don't. For being ninety- 
Bight, he has an unusually 
■trong voice and an unusually 
■trong dedication to raising 
inoney for the relief organiza- 
a Asian Aid. 

Unfortunately, the first 
troblem is his long-term dedi- 
cation. He's old and feeble, but 
s for other people. He's 
lut away only $5,000 for him- 
■elf, enough money to afford a 
lineral and a burial plot in a 
Brtain grassy cemetery. His 
noney was relatively safe until 
Be U.S. credit crisis. Yes, irre- 
Bonsible Americans default- 
jg on their mortgage loans 
pve affected the whole world. 
I It's complicated and I'm not 
an economist, but my geogra- 
Bhy lecturer tried to explain 
■this way: 9/11 happened; 
Iffiople got scared and stopped 
Bending money. The U.S. 
government (or somebody) cut 
Tjterest rates and made special 
gals on home loans for high- 
lit borrowers in order to re- 
jergize the economy; those 
'i were only set to last for 
put seven years, at the end 
Which time the rates would 
f*P ba <* up- When the hon- 
■Poon period ended, thou- 
■P of homeowners couldn't 
TP rd t0 Pay back their loans, 
■national banks had bor- 
from international 
to account for all the 
; now the national banks 
f 1 Pay off their loans to the 
Smahonal banks, so the in- 
*ahonal banks are tighten- 
U P on the rest of the world 
ais mg interest rates. 

But there's more. As banks 
started crashing, Australians 
saw this Shockwave coming 
and started pulling money 
out of their banks, making 
everything worse. The govern- 
ment stepped in and guaran- 
teed the money of every bank 
member. So, the pendulum 
swung the other way: people 
set to extracting their money 
from other investments and 
safe-keeping it in banks; those 
other investments included 
a certain foundation; now, 
to keep from crashing itself, 
the foundation has frozen the 
money of all the people who 
weren't quick on the draw 
(or withdrawal)— including 
Charles. So, he can't die until 
the credit crisis clears. 

Charles is watching the 
U.S., not because he is inter- 
ested, but because he is af- 
fected; everyone is affected. 
For this reason, (you should 
know) Australians are collec- 
tively tired of hearing about 
the U.S. They get so much U.S. 
media— movies and TV shows, 
of which they don't complain. 
(Several of my Aussie friends 
have said that when they want 
to act dramatic, they shift into 
American accents.) It's the 
U.S. news that's most irritat- 
ing. Although my impression is 
that the news itself is palatable 
(they receive all lands of inter- 
national feeds), they're sick 
of the sourness of Americans. 
Here America (by association, 
the American) is stereotyped 
as indulgent yet deluded by 
self-containment (how many 
of us have the Australian, Ro- 
manian, or Fijian accent fig- 
ured?). My guess is that you 
would tire of going bankrupt 
because of someone else who 
doesn't even seem to care you 
exist. I haven't been helping 
improve the U.S. image, by 
the way. I get this quite a bit: 
"You didn't know [name] is 
an Aussie? You haven't heard 
about [earthquake in a small 
country]? You're from New 

York and you don't know that 
9/n was a conspiracy?" 

I haven't yet bought into 
any conspiracy theories, but 
I am moved to wonder what 
I've been missing. Apparently, 
unlike almost every Australian 
around here, I had been miss- 
ing the election. Consequent- 
ly, I held a cram session my- 
night-slash-your-morning of 
the vote. I was up until 3 a.m. 
watching videos and reading 
articles, wanting to sound in- 
telligent the next day, when 
everyone, invariably would be 
discussing unfolding events. 

The next morning, between 
classes, during lunch and to 
the end day, conversations ran 
something like this: 

"McCain's ahead. There's 
still a chance." 

"No way. Obama's got the 
Black vote, the young vote, 
the Latino vote, the woman's 

"You're American. Who do 
you want to win, Scott?" 

"Aww, [verbal spew]. Yeah, 
that's why," I replied. 

I caught the end of Obama's 
acceptance speech; several 
Aussies and I were standing 
around a TV in the Avondale 
recruitment office-excited 
but unsure. The common ethos 
was one of fresh beginnings, 
Was this election a positive 
bellwether? Are things going 

to change? Can we change? 

I got to thinking, maybe we 

However, my confidence 
doesn't necessarily rest in 
an inexperienced senator, or 
America as a political system 
or a resilient economy. Rath- 
er, I've sensed the world sigh- 
ing, exhaling doubts and ten- 
sions (read what others have 
told BBC). Ryan Litchfield, an 
American and Collegedale na- 
tive, went to a nearby church 
this morning, where someone 
got up and said, "With Obama, 
morality and economic sta- 
bility will be restored to the 
world." Hyperbole, but the 
message is clear: people still 
say that stuff. People still hope 
for those things. People want 
to believe in the U.S. again— as 
a principle. 

Despite how tired the world 
is of hearing about the U.S., 
it recognizes our leadership— 
perhaps more precisely our 
influence. From what I can 
tell, we have been collectively 
hacking away at our reputa- 
tion for years— and this is not 
merely George Ws fault. 

Noam Chomsky's statement 
is illuminating: "What seems 
to me a very... terrifying as- 
pect of our society... is the real 
equanimity and detachment 
with which sane, reasonable, 
sensible people can observe 
[terrible] events. I think that's 
more terrifying than the occa- 
sional Hitler, or Lemay, or oth- 
er that crops up; these people 
would not be able to operate 
were it not for this apathy or 
equanimity." In light of such 
an indictment (one that has fit 
many Americans so snuggly in 
the past), I am encouraged to 
know what the record number 
of voters on Election Day dem- 
onstrates concerning apathy. 

Now, to step beyond today's 
American way— self-interest- 
it's crucial to recognize that 
this election was not simply 
an American Election; it was 
a global election. Billions of 

people were watching, and bil- 
lions will be directly affected by 
the outcome. When the world 
sees the U.S., it sees us first as 
Americans, period. We think 
of ourselves as diverse in race, 
ethnicity, culture, religious af- 
filiation, gender, or academic 
qualifications. Sorry, out here 
we're just Americans. Regard- 
less of your position, know 
this: the world is again find- 
ing an opportunity to believe 
in the land of opportunity— it's 
been a while. As Americans, 
we can be a part of restoring 
the reputation by becoming 
educated, working overseas, 
getting uncomfortable with 
complacency. Then, if Obama 
restores stability— economic, 
moral, or otherwise— as ex- 
tensions of America we can 
point those we meet to the 
principles upon which our 
nation was founded. If things 
get worse, we can point them 
to the God who stabilizes us— 
economically, morally and 
otherwise. It's our chance. The 
world is watching, and we can 
lead it to believe again. Well, 
we could. 

As for Charles, he's old, but 
he's stalwart. Besides he's an 
icon; painted portraits of him 
hang in the college hall. My 
lecturer said that if he passed 
away before the world setded 
down, the community would 
be sure to pass a hat around 
for him. Why? He has spent 
his life preoccupied with oth- 
er people, pointing them to 
Christ. Sounds like a good di- 
rection to go with the Ameri- 
can way. 


Charles was hit by a car and 
died in the hospital the day 
after this article was written. 
Bis funeral was the following 
weekend— apparently the hat 
got passed around. At least 
he's no longer waiting on the 
U.S. Ve's waiting on the Sec- 
ond iming. 






Rachel Hopkj ns 

Lifestyles Edit 0r 

Four ways to feed and get fed on Thanksgiving 

Emily Young 
Adrienne Vernon 
Stephanie Edward 
Renee Cerovski 


Though you may not feel 
like spending your hard- 
earned money on a plane tick- 
et or gas money to get home 
for a five-day vacation, you 
can still have a fun-filled day 
at Southern. Here are some 
unconventional ways to spend 
your Thanksgiving away from 

Free Dinner with 

Ask around. Faculty mem- 
bers are often sympathetic 
to those students who are far 
from home on this short holi- 
day. Some faculty may gra- 
ciously welcome you into their 
homes to share Thanksgiving 


Denise Childs, associate 
professor in the School of 
Journalism & Communica- 
tion said, "I have in the past 
invited students to my house 
for Thanksgiving. It might be 
happening again this year." 

Get it Delivered 

Move over Pizza Hut and 
China Kitchen, there's a new 
delivery service in town and 
they're doing Thanksgiving 
dinners: the Mt. Vernon Res- 
taurant located in downtown 
Chattanooga. Now, with a 
simple phone call, or for you 
Internet lovers, the click of a 
mouse, you can order Thanks- 
giving dinner to be delivered 
right to your door. It may be 
a bit pricey for a lone college 
student, but get your friends 
together and share the meal 

and the cost, both in consum- 
ing and paying. 

No worries, though, if you 
are still unable to afford this 
feast. Just go to tripadvisor. 
com and choose one of the 
many restaurants in Chatta- 

Become a Microwave 

What if you're stuck in the 
dorm with nothingbut a micro- 
wave and an appetite for great 
Thanksgiving food? Gather 
your friends and pool your re- 
sources to make a Thanksgiv- 
ing dinner. Although stuffing 
a turkey into the microwave 
might be a tall order, you can 
still make one of the great tra- 
ditions of Thanksgiving: the 
pumpkin pie in your micro- 
wave. You can find this recipe 

Get Your Green On 


Vexation: Fretting 
about how much it will cost 
to drive home for Thanks- 
giving break 

Solution: Lighten your 
load friend! 

Clean out your backseat 
and trunk. If you're any- 
thing like me, you can't 
quite remember every- 
thing you have in the trunk 
(but you do know it rattles 
loudly when you take sharp 
corners). While you're at it, 
it won' ' t to tidy up the 

glove compartment and 
vacuum either. 

Clarification: For ev- 
ery 50 pounds of debris 
you get rid of in your car, 
you improve gas mileage by 
about l percent (and pro- 
duce fewer carbon monox- 
ide emissions!). Since you'll 
already be hauling home 
some luggage and hauling 
back all your Christmas 
decor (unless you're too 
lazy like me), you'll want to 
lighten up any way that you 
can. Added bonus: now you 
have an incentive to pack 

Serve Your Community 

One great way to spend your 
Thanksgiving at Southern is to 
help out those less fortunate in 
creative and interesting ways. 
Chattanooga has several fund- 
raisers on Thanksgiving Day. 

The Grateful Gobbler is an 
annual run/walk to raise mon- 
ey for the homeless. It hap- 
pens in Coolidge Park where 
they provide entertainment, 
refreshments and free rides on 
the carousel for participants. 

If you're interested in a 
challenge, you can join the 
Chattanooga Community 
Kitchen for Fast Day. If you 
participate you would agree to 
resist eating all day, yes even 
the Thanksgiving Tofurky, 
and donate the money you 
would've spent on food to the 
Community Kitchen. 


of the Week 

If you could rename 


what would you 

call it? 

Indian Friendship Day. 

- Emmy Beltre 

Good Eatins Day. 

- Jaela Carter 

Gorge-us Day. 

- Laura Clark 

were-Gluttons Day. 

- David Moore 

Family Football Day. 

- Silvie Vieira 


- Christina Weitzel 

Had-This Day 

- Sara Bowers 

Obesity Awareness Day 

- Giselle Handal 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few ] 
ideas to get you headed in |/i t H 
right direction. 

Red Clay Pickin' Barn 

Family musical 
entertainment, jamming and ! 

Cleveland, TN 

7-11 p.m., every Saturday 

$5 donation 

Diwali Dhoom 

Indian festival of fireworks] 

UTC Humanities 
Auditorium, Chattanooga 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Saturdij*] 
Nov. 22 

Ticket prices vary 

Apostles of Comedy 

Tennessee Temple 
University, Chattanooga 

7:30 p.m., Sat. Nov. 22 

$15-25 (group rates 

A Christmas Carol 

Chattanooga Theater J 

8 p.m., Sat. Nov. 22 
' (through Dec. 19) 

Tickets start at $15-50 !J 

Chattanooga Market 

Antique and Collectibles j 

First Tennessee Pavilion 

Noon-spm, Sun. Nov. 23 j 



Gym to host 3-on-3 basketball tournament 


■fca Livingston 

If you're a real bailer then 
I probably already know 
tut Southern's annual 
on-3 basketball tournament 
!at will ignite this Saturday, 
ov. 22 in the lies P.E Center, 
^nups have already started 
Ed emails were sent to all po- 

ffiitial participants. The real 
yers probably already 

pe their teams put together, 

Sit if you don't, here is some 

important information. 

I You must have a team in or- 
jr to play because individual 
pups will not be permitted 
id a team will not be formed 
r you. There will only be a 

men's division and a ladies' 
division, so co-ed teams are 
not allowed to play either. The 
captains' meeting will be held 
today at 5 p.m. inside the am- 
phitheater of the Hulsey Well- 
ness Center. If you want to see 
Southern basketball at its best, 
then come out and cheer on 
your favorite trio this Saturday 
night. If you think you are to- 
ward the top of the list among 
Southern's best ballplayers, 
here is some more important 

A lot of seemingly good ball- 
players get exposed in 3-on-3 
basketball. For one, your 
teammate numbers are cut in 
half and you don't have the 
whole court to out run every- 

body or use your athleticism 
to cover up your weaknesses. 
All you have is yourself, half 
of a court and two other play- 
ers who might be depending 
on you to do all the work. It 
takes true skill and teamwork 
to dominate in the 3-on-3 set- 
ting so don't expect to use your 
usual tactics to get you past. 

Of course a Christian at- 
titude should always be pres- 
ent, but you better come ready 
to play some defense and be 
ready to remind your oppo- 
nent why they should be ner- 
vous to guard you in front of a 
big crowd of people. In other 
words, don't come out too over 
confident. might get ex- 

earn Cool Breeze defeats rival team 

: Livingston 

is Edijoo 

lUndefeated team Blue Hole 
met up with undefeated team 
JEbol Breeze on Monday night 
what critics (students on 
I bleachers) called the best 
ley ball match they had ever 
m at Southern, 
tovored team Blue Hole 
le onto the court with their 
|Ial intimidating demeanor. 
% twin towers, 6'8' Mark 
itson and 6'4' Karlyn Ram- 
gave team Cool Breeze 
ie thing to worry about 
ling in to the game. Both 
'earn Blue Hole excelled in 
reas besides spiking the 
which came as a surprise 
am Cool Breeze at first, 
then the wind began to 
and the breeze settled in. 
: * weapon Sean Lemon, 
le into the game and turned 
■ide bringing more defense 
d ruWess offense for Cool 
!e - Although many spec- 
i said he really wasn't a 
foall p i ayer) he proved 

je as he ended the 
with a ferocious spike 
'g Cool Breeze the victory 
a score of 25 to 20. 

"It's only his second game 
of the season," said Jaris Gon- 
zalez. "I tried to tell everybody 
he was our secret weapon... 
now they know." 

With their backs against 
the ropes, team Blue Hole 
found themselves in an unfa- 
miliar spot. They turned up 
the intensity in the second 
game starting it with a 9-3 
lead. Mark Knutson was ev- 
erywhere, making it almost 
impossible for Cool Breeze to 
recover. From the sidelines it 
was hard to tell that he was 
playing with a fractured fin- 
ger. Team Blue Hole took the 
second game 25-16. 

The third and final game 
to decide the match was even 
more intense than the first 
two. The score was tied several 
times during the game. Jimmy 
Gaines and Karlyn Ramsey 
took over in the middle of 
game three with their non- 
returnable spikes and blocks 
at the front of the net. Just 
when it looked like they would 
take the game and the match 
Jameson Malin went crazy. 
He seemed to have an adrena- 
line rush as he rejected Karlyn 
Ramsey's spike on three pivot- 

al occasions while serving up a 
couple spike pies of his own. 

As both teams inched to- 
wards the score of 15, a couple 
of controversial calls were 
made that could have decided 
the game. One on Mark Knut- 
son, for carrying and another 
on Jimmy Gaines for crossing 
the line after a spike that could 
have possibly interfered with 
the opponents play . Both calls 
were at very pivotal moments 
in the game and much discus- 
sion over whether the calls 
were correct or not followed. 

In the end team Cool Breeze 
remained victorious with a 4-0 
record as they defeated Blue 
Hole 15-13- 

"We played together as a 
team and won together as a 
team," said Cool Breeze Cap- 
tain, Rene Bodden. 

Although some were upset 
took the loss as an experience 
that will make them tough to 
beat in the playoffs. 

"We should be able to play 
well enough to beat our oppo- 
nents and controversial calls 
from the refs," said Jimmy 
Gaines. "We didn't play that 
well today." 


Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 



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11/23 7 PM Served Fresh/Homeostasis Court 4 

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Deadline Monday at n^ I 
chatteresouthern,^ I 

i Iprnming pypnK ralpndar 

Friday, November 21 

5:31 p.m. - Sunset 

7 p.m. - Upper Room 
(Gospel Chapel) 

8 p.m. - Vespers - Dick 
Duerkson (Collegedale 

LAC Vespers - casual at- 
tire (Lynn Wood Chapel) 

After Vespers - Adora- 
tion (Lynn Wood Chapel) 

Sabbath, November 22 

9:30-10:15 a.m. - Con- 
tinental Breakfast (Colleg- 
edale Church Fellowship 

10:15 a.m. - Saltworks 
Sabbath School (Seminar 

9:75 Sabbath School (Col- 
legedale Church Fellowship 

SMC Sabbath School 
(Gospel Chapel - upstairs) 

Celebration of Thanks 
(Collegedale Church) 

11:30 a.m. - Connect - 
Jackie James (Collegedale 

11:45 a.m. - Celebra- 
tion of Thanks (Collegedale 

1:15 p.m. - Patten Towers 
Church (Wright Hall Steps) 

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp - 
reserve your spot: mgage@ (Wright Hall 

5:30 p.m. - Evensong 
"Stay With Us," Reader: J. 
Bruce Ashton, Music: I Can- 
tori (Collegedale Church) 

5:45 p.m. - New York 
Study Trip Departs (Wright 
Hall Steps) 

6:45 p.m. - 3 on 3 Bas- 
ketball Tournament (lies 
P.E. Center) 

Sunday, November 23 

11:30 a.m. - BluSAUce 
for community students - 
Chattanooga Market Place 
(Wright Hall Steps) 

5:30-7 p.m. - Cowboy 
Jubilee Live Production 
(Ackerman Auditorium) 

Monday, November 24 

4 p.m. - University As- 

8 p.m. - Adventjst/Mus- 
lim Relations, Bryan Gallant 
(Thatcher Chapel) Convoca- 
tion Credit! 

Tuesday, November 25 

5 p.m. - Mc- 
Kee Library Closes 

7 p.m. - Communi- 
ty Thanksgiving Service 
(Collegedale Church) 

Wednesday, November 

Thanksgiving Break 
No Classes 

McKee Library Closed 
Health Center Closed 

Thursday, November 27 

Thanksgiving Break 
No Classes 
Offices Closed 
McKee Library Closed 
Health Center Closed 

Friday, November 28 

Thanksgiving Break 
No Classes 
Offices Closed 
McKee Library Closed 
Health Center Closed 
5:29 p.m. - Sunset 

Sabbath, November 29 

Thanksgiving Break 

10:15 a.m. - Saltworks 
Sabbath School (Seminar 

9:75 Sabbath School (Col- 
legedale Church Fellowship 

SMC Sabbath School 

(Gospel Chapel - upstairs) 

Adoration - John Nixon 
(Collegedale Church) 

11:30 a.m. - Connect - 
Jackie James (Collegedale 

11:45 a.m. - Renewal - 
John Nixon (Collegedale 

6 p.m. - Jaime Jorge, In- 
spirit & John Stoddart Con- 
cert (Collegedale Church) 

Sunday, November 30 

Thanksgiving Break 
Health Center Closed 
No Field Trips or Tours 
5-9 p.m. - Concerto Com- 
petition Finals (Ackerman 

6-11 p.m. - McKee Li- 
brary Open 

Monday, December 1 

No Field Trips or Tours 

Senior progress grades 
for December graduates due 

Deadline to finish incom- 
pletes and home study cor- 

Online Registration open 
for New/Transfer Students 

9 a.m.-5 p.m.- Begin 
Purchasing 2nd Semester 
Textbooks (Campus Shop) 

3:30 p.m.- Undergrade! 
ate Council 

Tuesday, December A 

No Field Trips or Tours 
Online Registration open! 
for New/Transfer Students 1 

6 p.m. - Tornado Siren i 

6:30 p.m. - Christmas] 
on the Promenade (Prom-1 

Wednesday, December 3 
No Field Trips or Tours 
Online Registration open j 

for New/Transfer Students 1 
7:15 p.m.- SA Senatef 

(White Oak Room) 

Thursday, December 4 

No Field Trips or Tours 

Online Registration openl 
for New/Transfer Students i 

11 a.m. - Convocation,] 
Student Association: Tomfl 
Hall Meeting (lies P.E. Cen- 

3:30 p.m. - Deans/ChaiisJ 

7 p.m. - Modem J 
Languages Film Series i| 
(Miller, 201) 

November 21 

Alex Holliman, Amy 
Greene, Bianca Gilbert, Dan- 
ielle Perry, Devin Page, Kara 
Turpen, Karen Milen, Kyle 
Humphrey, Lauren Christens- 
en, Len Raney, Naya Allen, 
Russ Orrison, Stephanie Opp, 
Tamara Scott 

November 22 

Anne Kelley, Chris Kemink 

November 23 

Daphne Edwards, Esther 
Lee, Jesse Reyna, Kristen 
Bailey, Lillian Disla, Melinda 

Helton, Moriah Young, Stefan 
Zafiu, Tamra Cox 

November 24 

Dennis Hammonds, Grant. 
Riley, Israel Gaedke, Jede- 
diah Drumm, Kelli Kendrick, 
L J Spencer, Stacy Cox, Willie 

November 25 

Don Hart, Giselle Handal, 
Grace Lee, Ivy Joo, Jason 
Rimmer, Mike Norvill, Philip 

November 26 

Chelsey Blaser, Dequina 
Nicholas, Justin Tan, Neri- 
lyn Reyes, Nicholas Ludi, 
Tom Kyser 

November 27 

Andrew Whitlow, Austin 
Ford, Eric Weis, Jahnil Muril- 
lo, Justin Nephew 

November 28 

Deborah Seth, Felipe DeJe- 
sus, Frances Johnson, Jillian 
Zollinger, Jonathan Chitwood, 
Kristen Berry, Liza Tang, Lyd- 
ia Hall, Robert Montague, Ro- 
lando Morgado, Sarah Sykora 

November 29 

Andrea Issa, Brendan Matt- 
son, Darren Randall, Katie 
Carter, Kimberley Hutapea, 
Michael Georges, Mona En- 
dehipa, Tim Knowlton, Zena 

November 30 

Autumn Ludington, Can- 
dice Thompson, Eduardo 
Urbina, Heather Tonsberg, 
Hilary Taube, Jessica Burt, 
Jessica Weaver, Megan El- 
mendorf, Nicole Ludington, 
Tara McNeal, Taresa Van- 
deroef, Yesenia Tovar 

December 1 

Brandon Ringer, Joshua 
Walker, Nicole Garcia, Priya 

December 2 

Alexandra Canizales, An- 
drea Tyson, Carol Loree, Cass- 
ie James, Eleni Tesch, Jason 
Lang, Josh Bermudez, Kevin 

Tang, Margaret Moon, W| 
line Rucibwa, Ryan Wellbo 
Tharea Lynch, Valerie Dry [ 

December 3 

Amanda Hamilton, Dai 
Turner, Eduardo Cornejo,* 
frey Leader, Kyle Smith," 
lyne Stan- 
December 4 
Danny Edmeade, Wm 
Davis, Edwin Davidson, m 
Tary, Jonathan Hargus,N* 
Yonamine, Riley OX 
Shelly Lake 


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Rom for rent | Looking for 

■female to live with 3 other 

I girls 1 mile from Southern. 

private room, shared bath, 

I wireless Internet, cable, din- 

I ing room, kitchen, mud room, 

living room, porch and big 

HKkyard. $200/mo. Plus wa- 

Hland utilities. Call Melanie 


Hommate wanted | Inter- 
^Kving roommate for second 
^■tester. Large house in high- 
Hffl neighborhood, garage, 
^■m comes furnished, great 
^Bnmates. jdickerson@ 

^■Roommates wanted | 

IBBstairs apartment within 
^■king distance from cam- 
Bfi . Two rooms available. 
^Bge room $275, small room 
^■S + utilities. Located right 

■ross from health services. 
Bffi or call 

Bfflpm for rent | Preferably 
■■male. Less than 10 min- 
■ffij from Southern. Access 
■^Entire house and backyard, 
■Rjuding a deck. Washer & 

dryer. $350/1™. Call 423- 

Whirlpool fridge | Black, 
dorm-sized fridge in-good con- 
dition for $90. Call Samara at 
423-313-0832 or e-mail at 

Scooter for sale | 2004 
Vespa ET-4, 150CC Scooter 
with only 375 miles! Like new, 
hardly used, pearl white metal- 
lic, rear storage compartment, 
3 Vespa helmets included, re- 
cently serviced, new battery. 
Excellent gas mileage. Asking 
$2,750. Serious inquiries only 
please. Call 706-264-9441. 

Media viewer for sale 

MyVu pmv-i003i "solo edi- 
tion" personal media viewer 
(video glasses) - for 5th gen 
iPod video only. Watch movies 
on your iPod without strain- 
ing to see the tiny screen, $55. 
Call Jonathan 423-605-8437. 

Web site/graphic design- 
er wanted. Must be willing to 
work for a reasonable rate on a 
Web site project. Contact Na- 

Guitar lessons | Be a rock 
star! Affordable guitar les- 
sons, both group and indi- 
vidual. Beginners and in- 
termediate, flexible times. 
E-mail Rika for more info at 

Ford Focus for sale j '04 

Ford Focus SVT, Limited Ed. 
Blue, all the extras, 71K, well 
maintained. $8,500, Call Jus- 
tin at 423-308-9610 

2004 Envoy XL | Excellent 
condition, fully loaded with 
new tires. Grey with leather 
interior. 82k miles. Asking 
$12,000. Please contact Sam 
at 423-503-5286. 

Paintball gun for sale | 

2 paintball markers, Minimag 
(all upgrades) and VM-68, 
tons of extras. If you know 
what it is, you know what its 
worth. Steal it for $200. Call 
Jonathan 423-605-8437. 

2002 Cavalier | 4-door tail 
lights excellent condition $15. 
Call Jonathan 423-605-8437. 

19S8 Honda Prelude SI | 

pw ac cc power sunroof, pio- 
neer deck and speakers, new 
tires, lots of receipts too much 
to list. $2,850/obo jdicker- 

For sale | GBS-prevention 
seat warmer. Gently used. 
$750/obo. Call Jason Maxie at 

For sale | C.B. Radio (mobile 
unit) with 40 channels and 
two emergency channels. $75. 
Complete with antenna, mike 
and hanger. Call George Web- 
ster at 423-728-4340. 

Guitar | Electric guitar with 
amp. Washburn X-series me- 
tallic blue. ..this guitar is prac- 
tically new and includes a can- 
vas backpack style case. 
Asking $i5o/obo. Call 423- 
208-2618 or e-mail shanis@ 

Drum set for sale | Black, 
5pc Tama Swingstar drum 
kit with 16" Zildjian Medium 
Crash, 17" Zildjian A Cus- 
tom Fast Crash, 20" Sabian 
ProSonic Ride, 13" Sabian 
ProSonic hats, 10" Sabian B8 

Pro Splash. Gibraltar throne, 
all hardware included. 14" 
Tama maple snare. $750. Call 
Stuart 706-676-1295 

Thanksgiving break | I'm 

looking for a ride to Silver 
Spring, MD for Thanksgiv- 
ing break. Please call Cheryl 

Printer | Epson photo print- 
er . If you have questions, call 
423-322-8738. Ask for Rob. 

RC Airplane | Radio-con- 
troled airplane, Electristar. 
Comes with 4 channel radio, 
chargers, batteries and box, 
ready to fly. If you have ques- 
tions, call 423-322-8738. Ask 
for Rob. 

Taurus for sale | Hunter 
Green '98 Taurus for sale. 
129k miles. Great car! $2,000. 
Contact Willis at 322-5429. 

Telescope for sale | Mes- 
sage Meade 8" telescope. Ex- 
cellent condition. $250. Please 
call 423-503-7802 or 423- 

chatter mntinuftri 

HmSAUce I This Sun- 
HNov. 23 community 
■Merits and families are 
panted to go by van to 
MM Chattanooga Market. 
Bffise sign up through E- 
mm invitation and meet 
Dp front of the Wright 
Hft at 11:30 a.m. Trans- 
portation is provided for 

Prayer Groups I 7: 15 a.m. 
|v near the flag pole; 
^JO p.m. MWF in the 
student Center seminar 
^fc 5 p.m. M-F at the 
fitain between Hack- 
| and the library. 

Sharing with Muslims 

Come and learn how God 
has perfectly prepared 
SDAs to be a wonderful 
blessing to Muslims in 
these last days. Be there 
Monday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. 
in Thatcher Chapel to be 
challenged and equipped 
for service! Convocation 

Starving for Lesotho 

Many are starving in Af- 
rica and SIFE is hoping to 
make a difference. During 
spring break, six students 
are traveling to Leso- 
tho, Africa to build three 
greenhouses to help bring 

food to those who are 
starving and affected by 
HIV/ AIDS. On Thursday, 
Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. until 
Friday, Dec. 5 at 9 p.m., 
SIFE students are partici- 
pating in a 36-hour fast to 
raise money for their trip. 
SIFE is looking for people 
to sponsor their fast, fast 
along with them, or give 
donations to their cause. 
For more information con- 
tact Alex Mihai, amihai@ 

Malamulo Update | Thank 
you all for your generos- 
ity! The offering for Fri- 
day night was $2,050.56 

+ 1,500 in matching, to- 
taling $3,500 for a grand 
total of $10,912.14 raised 
for Malamulo. We have 
$4,087.86 left to reach 
our goal. Don't forget to 
watch for the Malamulo 
Banner: The Committee 
of 100 has promised $1 for 
every student signature on 
the banner we are going 
to send to Malamulo as a 
show of support! 

Operation Christmas 
Child I Come by the Stu- 
dent Center to pick up your 
shoebox to fill with Christ- 
mas gifts for a child in an 
underdeveloped country! 

Deadline to drop off your 
shoebox under the Christ- 
mas tree is THIS Friday, 
Nov. 21. 

PUC Banner | We are sad- 
dened by the loss of four 
students at Pacific Union 
College. A banner is avail- 
able in the Student Center 
that Southern will be send- 
ing to our sister school to 
express our condolences. 
Please add your messages 
of hope and sympathy to 
encourage our grieving 



"Unprepared anonymous" meeting 

Adam Wamack 

Hi'Mnp FnimH 

Hi, my name is Seth Daniel 
Able, but you can call me Mr. 
Able, if you like, and I am un- 

(Everyone in unison) "HI 

Well, here are some of the 
things that I think have attrib- 
uted to my being unprepared: 

I think that Adven- 
tist school is just like the 
real world. Adventist grade 
school, middle school, high 
school, and university; dorm 
worships, vespers and Sab- 
bath checks: Boy, it sure is 
easy to be a Christian, and it 

will be EXACLTY the same in 
the real world, too! 

My parents' religion is 
my religion. Because they 
told me so, that's why. 

I am not here to learn 
from my teachers; my 
teachers are here for me! 
I expect my teachers to ac- 
commodate my every request: 
"Slow down on the Power 
Point lecture," "Give me a 
study guide for the exam," 
"Let me turn this in four weeks 
late for full credit!" Graduate 
school here I come! 

I am afraid of atheists. I 
harbor a very real fear of athe- 
ists. I have not been taught 
how to discuss God with some- 
one who, not only doesn't 

have the same beliefs in God 
that I do, but actually thinks 
that the idea upon which my 
beliefs rest does not even ex- 
ist! Maybe I should have been 
better prepared for such a real 
problem; maybe I should have 
cared more to be prepared. 

I love haystacks. There's 
no irony here, I just really love 

The amount of God- 
fearing women on campus 
is normal. I am sure that no 
matter where I go in the world 
I will find the same amount of 
wonderful, intelligent, caring, 
God-fearing women that I do 
on this campus. What's the 
hurry, right? 



Sunday 9 a. 




Friday 7 a.rr 



Adam Wam ac t 
Humor Edi 

Pancakes on the prom- 
enade. In a perfect world, 
we would have pancakes on 
the promenade every day... 
and we would never get sick 
of them! 

Lack of Spirit Week participa- 
tion. To those who did partici- 
pate, I salute you. 

Thanksgiving Break is less 
than a week away. Gravy, 
roasted sweet potatoes with 
marshmallow topping, cranberry 
relish, pumpkin pie, mashed 
potatoes, apple pie, Worthington 
Dinner Roast, stuffing, and ... 1 

Finals are coming. Hate to 

say it; hate to admit it; try to ^/1 

run from it— but it's no use. fczY 

You can already hear the evil \kyj 

laughter of professors cam- \j 

pus-wide echoing through the 






Thursday, December 4, 2008 



It Southern 

Brme Francisco 




I Dr. Gordon Bietz, president 
f Southern Adventist Univer- 
\ felt the need to cancel the 
Lployee open house at his 
|me to help save the school 

ftmey due to the economic 
BEwnturn. SouJiern is taking 
Hrtain precautions to make 

sure the university remains 
Bftble during this time of eco- 
Bffmic uncertainty. 
BaTt is vital for the future 
BBength of Southern that we 
BBintain strong fiscal respon- 
BBility," Bietz said. 
Hln helping the university 
BBe money, Bietz suggested 
But students could help by 
BHiembering to do simple 


BJ"The students have the 
^Hiorfunity to help us in sav- 
^B money by being careful in 
■w they use the university's 
^Burces," Bietz said. "Some- 
Dmg as simple as turning 
Dvn the heat in their rooms 
Bpn they are not occupied 
jglacts the university's bud- 

m well as turning down 
Hfteat, students can also 
Dra the university's budget 
ty watching the amount of 

see CUTBACKS page 4 

Christmas comes to the Promenade 

Katie Freeland 

Staff WanrB 

More than 2,000 students 
and community members alike 
enjoyed the annual Christmas 
on the Promenade Tuesday, 
Dec. 2. , 

Festivities began at 6:30 
p.m. with the Collegedale 
Academy band playing popu- 
lar Christmas tunes. The au- 
dience was then asked to par- 
ticipate in singing Christmas 
carols, and the countdown 
commenced— the 32-foot tall 
tree, lit with more than 3,000 
lights, illuminated Taylor Cir- 
cle for all to enjoy. 

Many people shared their 
favorite part of Christmas on 
the Promenade. 

"When they lit the tree, the 
Christmas magic overjoyed my 
soul and it almost brought me 
to tears," said Christina Hen- 
derson, a sophomore English 

There were many perfor- 

77m Mercer performs with the rest of Southern's Jazz Band during Christmas 

mances from a variety of local exclusive appearance by Santa ness major. "It's always great 

groups including the Southern Claus himself. to hear new versions of your 

Ringtones, the A.W. Spald- "I love all the music, and favorite Christmas classics." 

ing String Ensemble, the One all the different styles," said 

Praise Gospel Choir, and an Dane Harning, a junior busi- 


Southern Village dean unites student community 

Alison Quiring 

Staff Writfr 

J.P. Mathis is back at 
Southern after 14 years. 

Mathis, the new dean of 
Southern Village, and her 
husband, Don Mathis, the fa- 
cilities manager forthe School 

of P.E., Health & Wellness, 
left Highland Academy in 
Portland, Tenn., to return to 
Southern, where they worked 
from 1989-1994. 

The Mafhises worked at 
Highland Academy for 15 
years. J.P. Mathis taught 
P.E. classes and was the 

girl's dean, while Don Mathis 
worked as the principal for 
the past five years. 

Lisa Hall, associate dean of 
women, said J.P. Mathis is an 
asset to Southern's campus. 

"As far as the dorm set- 
ting, she brings the maternal 
aspect and she's not afraid to 

let you know she cares," Hall 
said. "She's also been work- 
ing hard to make Southern 
Village students feel more a 
part of the student commu- 
J.P. Mathis said she feels 







Ca mpus Chatter 




Is self-segregation a 
problem at Southern? 
For some insight, see 
page 7. 


How do you feel about 
videos in class? For 
one perspective, see 
page 12. 






New Viewbook debut 


Staff Wpittb L_ 

The Southern Viewbook, 
one of the recruitment materi- 
als that goes out to high school 
seniors and prospective stu- 
dents, has been updated. 

"The Viewbook is a show- 
piece to high school seniors 
that shows what Southern is 
all about," said Ruthie Gray, 
director of Marketing & Uni- 
versity Relations. "This new 
format is less copy-heavy, has 
more visuals and keeps spiri- 
tuality the center of focus." 

Marketing & University Re- 
lations teamed up with Enroll- 
ment Services to brainstorm 
ideas and put in motion the 
plans for a new look, feel and 
message for the Viewbook. 

Previously focus groups 
were used as feedback, but 
this time an online survey was 
used asking future students 
what they would like to see in 
the Viewbook, Gray said. 

Katie Rent, a senior at 
Highland View Academy en- 
joyed the new Viewbook. She 
said, "The information in it is 
useful and the theme is very 

The theme "Actual Results 
May Vary" from previous 
years has been changed to "Be 
a Part." 

"'Be a Part' describes our 

emphasis on building a sense 
of community, and also builds 
on the concept that each stu- 
dent brings their different 
spiritual gifts and together we 
make up the Body of Christ," 
said Marc Grundy, associate 
vice president of Marketing 
& Enrollment Services. "Stu- 
dents want to feel like they are 
part of something bigger than 
themselves. Collectively as 
the Body of Christ we all con- 
tribute to something here at 
Southern that is much bigger 
than ourselves." 

Every September the View- 
book is mailed to all seniors 
attending an academy in the 
Southern Union. Prospective 
students who show interest 
and ask for information about 
the school also receive a copy, 
Gray said. 

The work for the new View- 
book started two and a half 
years ago and was completed 
at the beginning of this school 

"We worked on it so long 
and we were glad to see the 
product and result of a lot of 
planning," said Ingrid Skantz, 
associate director of Market- 
ing & University Relations. 

Grundy said the Viewbook 
typically gets updated every 
five to six years. 

Senate to provide cafeteria nutrition facts 

Aaron Cheney has access to software that can bread. 

S. analyze recipes and generate "The cafetena often ( S 

Southern students will soon nutrition facts. After that is to make [the menu] h^ 

have acTs to nutritional in- completed, Camara would like to follow all the mining 

fo^nato for meals served in t0 create a Web site to post the quirements and guidek 

formation tor meaia ^ ^ government has J 

^etr'ect was started by ^ erri Schoonard, director but they also try to please J 

SASenaS Justin Camara, f food services, said that the students," ^dersaid. % J 

f junior biochemistry major, project comes with some chal- why we often see h , 

and Ms brother, SA Senator Lges, as not all recipes are healthy foods there ,ke fe 

mchard Camara, also a junior prepared exactly as they are deep fried foods, and the is I 

"%£2Xl**** ^reSavetobestan- " Schoonard agreed that j 

Southern has a health mes- dardized in the fact that it has try to please as many s' 

sage,andwethinkthatpartof to tell how many servings are M P™ s,ble - ,. 

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Those living in on-campus 
housing now have the option 
whether or not to spend their 
money at the Village Market. 

Last school year the ViHpage 
Market was not an additional 
charge, but part of the dorm 
students' food plan. Students 
were able to spend $400 a year 
of their $2,000 food plan at 
the Village Market. This year 
the food plan was reduced to 
$1,850 as well as an optional 
$200 to spend at the Village 
Market. If the Village Market 
was still included in the food 
plan like last year, this year the 
food plan would cost .$2,250. 

The price increase occurred 
because minimum wage is 
increasing and student labor 
is costing more, as well as an 
increase in food prices, said 
Doug Frood, associate vice 
president for finance. 

Southern housing students 
couldn't use their card at the 
Village Market last year with 
the old food plan. 

"We wanted the non-dorm 
students to be able to pur- 
chase at the VM whenever 

Community student, Audrey Cooper, 
ing her Southern ID card. 

they wanted," Frood said. 

A majority of students feel 
that they should have more 
choices when spending their 

"I disagree with [the cur- 
rent food plan]," said Aimee 
Burchard, a sophomore mass 
communication and graphic 
design major. "I am vegan, 
and in addition to that, I am 
susceptible to Crohn's Dis- 
ease, so eating healthy for me 
is a big deal." 

Frood wants students' opin- 
ion on what they would like to 
see in a new food plan, but it's 

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DECEMBER 4, 2008 



library promotes the benefits of reading for pleasure 



Bk e dozens of posters 
Kd Southern's campus 
featuring faculty and students 
Hln g their favorite books 
art of a campaign by Mc- 
Library to encourage stu- 
|» to read, and not just for 
homework assignments. 
Wttte would like to promote 
BBct ." said Josip Mocnik, 
iBtor of libraries. "I re- 
jHber when I was a college 
Went it was difficult to find 
[any spare time to read for 

There are five people fea- 
turedon almost 40 posters this 
semester, including professors 
[lisa Diller, Ray Hefferlin and 
President Gordon Bietz. The 
library hopes to continue the 
'campaign in the spring, high- 

McKee Library postt 

lighting even more people with 
their favorite books. 

The campaign is trying to 
feature people who students 
can look up to, said Frank Di 
Memmo, media librarian. 

"We would like to 

see the posters 

disappear... into 

dorm rooms." 

-Josip Mocnik 

"We [at the library] are jok- 
ing about creating celebrities," 
Mocnik said. "We would like 
to see the posters disappear 
and go into dorm rooms; why 

Di Memmo worked with 
Brittany Mudrich, a freshman 
journalism major, to produce 
the posters. The templates 
came from the American Li- 
brary Association (ALA), who 
is doing a similar campaign 
featuring international celeb- 

Erica Richards 

I city of Collegedale is 

ming the lot by the 

Ray into a recreational 

^Jf the Collegedale com- 

Inniaity. The field will be avail- 

I able for use by January 2009. 

^Bnissioner Larry Han- 

I sonbrought the idea to the city 

commission board in order 

I to give community members 

™>re options for recreation 

J and tohelp Southern. 

Hanson said that in the past 
I Southern has always been will- 
ing to allow different commu- 
I My groups to have access to 
I fteir fields and courts. How- 
ler, Southern has been strug- 
1 ""3 to keep the grass grow- 

C^* * e amount of use the 
s are receiving. 

Phil Garver, dean of the 
School of P.E., Health & Well- 
ness, said it is difficult to keep 
up the quality of the fields for 
students when they are used 
so often. 

"This takes a huge toll," 
Garver said. "All that's left is a 
mud hole." 

"It would be nice to have 
better fields," said Bridgette 
Church, a junior intercultural 
communications major. "Then 
I wouldn't have to worry about 
tripping in the holes." 

Garver suggested using the 
lot by Tucker Road next to the 
Greenway for the site of the 
new field. This posed a poten- 
tial problem for safety, and 
commissioners were "worried 
about Greenway walkers being 
injured by stray soccer balls. 

According to Commissioner 
Hanson, the county will pay 
to put up a six-foot high fence 
between the walkway and 
the field to protect Greenway 

"It's a good opportunity 
for the city at a relatively low 
cost," said Tim Johnson, vice 

Garver has already pur- 
chased two soccer goals for 
the field. 

"I'm a huge supporter of 
community recreation," Garv- 
er said. "We need movement 
in our community. I'm always 
excited when the community 
reaches out to promote activ- 

One of Southern's posters 
features Bietz with his favor- 
ite book "Team of Rivals: The 
Political Genius of Abraham 

"Reading is not just about 
fulfilling assignments. It is not 
just about preparing for the 
exam. It is about going beyond 
the minimum and becoming a 
university-educated person," 
Bietz said. "Read when it is 
not required. Read instead of 
going online. Read instead of 
watching television. You might 
be surprised at what you learn 

Collegedale lot to become soccer field 

and how much you enjoy it." 

With all the changes in 
the library, the traffic count 
has doubled since last school 
year, but the library wants to 
see even more students use its 
resources, whether for home- 
work or enjoyment. 

"I hope it will encourage 
people to come into the library, 
make use of the resources," Di 
Memmo said. "We even have 
audio books if they can't take 
the time to read." 

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Continued from Pg. l 

God called her and Don back 
to Southern. 

"It was the Lord that 
brought us here," she said. 

The Mafhises said they 
prayed for more than a year 
about whether Don should 
continue as principal of High- 
land Academy. They did not 
wantto leave Highlandbecause 
they just had a grandson and 
their youngest son was about 
to be a junior at the academy, 
but God opened doors that 
led them back to Southern. 
In January, a friend told J.P. 
Mathis about a possible dean 
job opening up at Southern. 
Mathis inquired about the po- 
sition and she applied. Don 
applied to the School of P.E., 
Health & Wellness and, when 
he was hired, J.P. Mathis said, 

"We decided whether I got the 
dean job or not, God wanted 
us to be at Southern." 

J.P. Mathis said she loves 
being back at Southern. She 
has especially enjoyed the ca- 
maraderie of the deans, reac- 
quainting with old friends and 
making new ones. 

Jeff Erhard, associate dean 
of men, said J.P. Mathis is a 
positive person to be around. 

"She's always smiling and 
upbeat," Erhard said., "She re- 
ally cares about students and 
makes them her top priority." 

J.P. Mathis' main job is to 
build community in Southern 
Village and teach students to 
have a balance in their lives. 
She wants students to have 
fun together, socialize and 
make friendships. 

"Caring for others is what 
being a Christian is all about," 
she said. "We want to be there 
for each other." 


Continued from Pg. 1 

water they use, and can unplug 
cell phone chargers and com- 
puter chargers or anything 
else that needs to be plugged 
in when the items are not in 

Some students feel South- 
ern could make better use of 
the university's money. 

"Maybe Southern should 
focus more in the predica- 
ment of students rather than 
excessive or expensive campus 
improvements," said Chelsea 
Inglish, a senior English edu- 

cation major. 

Overall, Southern is making 
sure that professors know it is 
better to be cautious in their 
budget, because even though 
Southern is very stable right 
now, they do not know the fu- 
ture in these tough economic 

Doug Frood, associate vice- 
president for finance wants 
to be careful to spend money 
wisely, to make it easier for 
students to come back in Jan- 
uary for the winter semester. 

Frood said, "Let's be care- 
ful what we are spending. Let's 
still celebrate, but just not be 


Continued from Pg-i 

Rachael Boyd, a senior 
business management major, 
also enjoyed the musical selec- 

"I used to play bells and they 
have the bell choir here, which 
is something most places don't 

Some might have noticed a 
different order of events than 
previous years. Before, the 
Christmas tree lighting was 
the conclusion to the night's 
events, while this year it was 
at the beginning. 

"The committee wanted to 
try something different this 
year and thought it might 
be nice to have everyone to- 
gether in one location to start 
the event, get a greeting from 
Dr. Bietz, sing some Christ- 
mas Carols and light the tree," 
Shultz said. 

Although the weather was 
at a chilling 36 degrees, stu- 
dents said the activity was 
worth battling the cold. 

^have been going to Christ- 
mas on the Promenade all my 
life, and it's one of my favorite 
traditions," said Katie Chan- 
dler, a sophomore nutrition 
major from Collegedale. "My 
toes are going numb, but it's 
well worth it." 

As faculty, students and 
community members gath- 
ered, some shared what they 
love about Christmas on the 

"The hot chocolate is one of 
my favorite things," said Bietz. 
"But I really like to visit with 
a lot of the people. Getting 
everybody together like this 
really shows the Christmas 

International worship offered 

Roland Scaluet 
Staff Wpittb 

"It's an emotional 

s uppoii,'l 

Whether Southern students 
want to go back to their cultur- 
al roots or enjoy multicultural- 
ism, they have a good variety 
of international worship op- 
tions to choose from. 

Anna Romanov, a sopho- 
more psychology major from 
Russia, has been meeting with 
a Russian/Romanian group at 
the Collegedale Community 
Adventist Church. 

"I really enjoy worshipping 
in my own language and cul- 
ture," she said. "It reminds me 
of home where I first found 
out about God." 

Romanov said the songs, 
the special reverence used in 
Russian worship, the food and 
the way people dress make it 
a subculture from her home 
country. However, this group 
is not a Russian/Romanian 
Adventist "club." It originally 
started when Romanian mem- 
bers from the Collegedale 
Community Church felt the 
need to witness to their rela- 
tives who didn't speak 

Other students consider 
cultural worship more than 
going back to their roots, but 
also as a support system. 

Elvira Duarte, a senior mu- 
sic major from Colombia, has 
had a very positive worship 
experience at the Collegedale 
Spanish Adventist Church. 
She said it is very comfort- 
ing to have a Hispanic group 
nearby that understands her 
and her culture. 

she said. "You can f 
understand you." 

However, internatio 
worship groups are not exi| 
sively targeted to foreignejj 
William Lee, senior pastor J 
the Collegedale Korean AdvJI 
tist Church, said many noJ 
Korean young people nuJ 
with the Korean c 
He said they cometo enjoy : I 
warm fellowship and outream 
activities, but also to j 
taste of Korean food andAsial 

The Brazilian club on can | 
pus also uses worship to in 
troduce others to the BraziliJ 
culture. Andrea de Melo, a 
nior history major and p 
dent of the Brazilian club, s 
Brazilians are a small mini 
ity on campus, and worship! 
a way to let people knowt 
there is more to Brazilian oi 
ture than just soccer. Shesi 
students really enjoy worsljj 
ing with them in Portupestl 

"People are curious i 
a culture that is maMii 
mark," she said. 

For other students, ioB| 
national worship is al 
opportunity to learn a fi 
language. Meredith Rodrigi 
a sophomore English miM 
is in the intermediate Fra 
class, and enjoys 
the French SabbathSchool j 

"I thought it would I 
practice," she said. 

Rodriguez said she uiij 
stands a lot of what is * 
during Sabbath School. 

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iband arrested in of bailout money 

i hus 

| torture of teen 

TRACY, Calif. (AP)_ A Girl 
j Scout leader and her husband 
I were arrested after an emaci- 
ated, terrified and nearly na- 
ked 17-year-old showed up at 
a gym with a chain locked to 
I his ankle, saying he had just 
[ his captors, authorities 

Police were also seeking 

I the boy's aunt and had an 

[outstanding felony warrant 

lagainst her for an earlier al- 

Ileged assault against the teen. 

The boy, who authorities 

aid ran away from a Sacra- 

nento foster home last year, 

Icame into the In-Shape Sports 

■Club in Tracy on Monday 

wearing only boxer briefs and 

lovered in what appeared to 

le soot, gym manager Chuck 

Ellis said. Tracy is about 70 

piles south of Sacramento. 

' Ellis said the teen was 

ared someone was going to 

bme after him and asked to 

e hidden. 

"He said, 'Don't let them get 
, don't let them get me,'" 
lis said. "He was totally ter- 

[The boy said he had been 
|ld captive for nearly a year, 
aid Ellis, adding that he 
reed as if he were only 10 to 
Bears old. 

police arrested Kelly Layne 
> 30, and Michael Schu- 
ster, 34, late Monday after 
Tstionmg the couple. A sub- 
Blent search of their nearby 
pe found further evidence 
feting them, Tracy po- 
| spokesman Matt Robin- 

jhey were booked on 
fges of torture, kidnapping 
[child abuse, and were set 
]PPear in court Thursday, 
[ r< iing to online jail re- 
■ The couple were being 
f at San Joaquin County 
|n bail of nearly $1.2 mil- 
^ a A; county prosecutors 
lot know if the couple had 
¥ attorneys. 

A financially ailing Ohio 
school district has joined the 
ranks of banks' and automak- 
ers clamoring for a portion 
of the $700 billion economic 
bailout package. 

Olmsted Falls Superinten- 
dent Todd Hoadley said Tues- 
day that if automakers and big 
U.S. cities can ask for federal 
bailout money, schools should 
be able to follow suit. 

"I feel a moral obligation 
to our taxpayers to make this 
attempt," said Hoadley, who 
requested $100 million from 
the Treasury Department last 
week. "This is a legitimate 
request. I'll be frankly disap- 
pointed if something positive 
doesn't come out of this." 

Hoadley said Vising enroll- 
ment and strained finances 
have forced the suburban 
Cleveland district to take 
measures such as convert- 
ing maintenance closets into 

The district submitted the 
request to Treasury Secretary 
Henry Paulson and the Feder- 
al Reserve Bank of Cleveland. 
Paulson has said the Troubled 
Asset Relief Program, known 
as TARP, was meant to stabi- 
lize financial institutions, and 
the regional reserve bank told 
Hoadley the same thing last 

But Hoadley isn't giving up 
— he's seeking help from Con- 
gressman Dennis Kucinich 
and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, 
both Ohio Democrats, in ob- 
taining bailout dollars. 

Hoadley is encouraging oth- 
ers to make similar requests to 
the Treasury Department. 

Rastafarian to take 
case against Jiffy 
Lube to court 

A Rastafarian man who re- 
fused to shave off his beard or 
cut his hair to comply with a 
Jiffy Lube employee grooming 

policy can take his religious 
discrimination case to trial, 
Massachusetts' highest court 
ruled Tuesday. 

The Supreme Judicial 
Court reversed a decision by a 
Superior Court judge who had 

dismissed Bobby T. Brown's 
lawsuit against a Jiffy Lube 
franchisee before a trial. 

In 2002, after a new groom- 
ing policy was put in place 
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worked with customers to 

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management that his religion 
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The most dangerous place for a Christian to I, 

U,C ° . ' ........ ,„„«, T blood" (v. 7). So many "Chris- pear, then your righteousJ 

David Macias 


I recently went on a late- 
night bike ride with a good 
friend of mine, a squirrel we 
call Rocky. It was a chilly night 
so Rocky initially found shelter 
in the hood of my sweatshirt. 
I hadn't been riding for even 
five minutes when he got a lit- 
tle restless. Rocky decided that 
the world outside the hood was 
far too exciting to pass up. He 
started to poke his head out, 
and I could feel him nibbling 
on my ear. Then he began to 
crawl out onto my shoulders. 
Venturing onto my arm, he 
crawled all the way down to 
my right hand and attempted 
to perch on my handlebars, 
all "while I was going twenty 
miles an hour. I screeched to a 
halt, gave Rocky a good scold- 
ing, and put him back into the 
safety of my hood. However, 
he continued to attempt this 
many more times throughout 
the night 

As I was stuffing him back 
into the hood of my sweatshirt 
for the umpteenth time, I had 
this thought: What if Rocky is 
acting like the Christian I am 
called to be? I was reminded 
of a quote by Shane Claiborne: 

"The most dangerous place to 
be for a Christian is where it's 
safe and comfortable!" 

This hit home for me be- 
cause I don't like to be dis- 
turbed. I'm not sure I even 
like the thought of taking up 
my cross and following Jesus. 
And I'm not so sure I would 
die for the calling. This reality 
forced me to ask myself why T 
fear the fact that Jesus would 
call me to do something un- 
comfortable, or even die for 
something. Do I not believe in 
the power of Jesus Christ and 
the resurrection anymore? 

By remaining in our "com- 
fortable Christianity," we try 
to protect ourselves from what 
we don't understand and don't 
want to do. Yet, we are actu- 
ally limiting our experience 
with God and our relationship 
with the Creator of the uni- 
verse. We have this mentality 
that Christianity can be com- 
fortable, and we only desire to 
be Christian as long as it suits 
our lifestyle. Is it possible that 
we might have to be made un- 
comfortable and yes, experi- 
ence pain to come closer to the 
One who died for you and me? 
How many of you, when 
driving through the "bad" part 
of town, or the ghetto, auto- 

matically lock your doors? I 
believe, there is something 
fundamentally wrong with 
that mentality. Isaiah portrays 
a radically different type ^of 
discipleship in Chapter 58. "Is 

blood" (v. 7)- S6 many "Chris- 
tians" don't want to see it; they 
want to become immune to it. 
They don't like their world be- 
ing disrupted so they just turn 
up the music higher. 

it not right to share your food 
with the hungry and to provide 
the poor wanderer with shel- 
ter—when you see him naked, 
to clothe him and not to turn 
away from your own flesh and 

Graphic by Christina Weitzel 

The rewards of this new 
Christian mind set are appar- 
ent in the very next verse in 
Isaiah. "Then your light will 
break forth like the dawn, and 
your healing will quickly ap- 

pear, then your righteousm 
will go before you... then j 
will call on the Lord andlj 
will answer" (v. 8, 9). 

Is- Christ calling us to 1 
come more like Rocky? Do-., 
need to be awakened, wl 
the hood of that comforta™ 
. sweatshirt and venture outlil 
the handlebars of God's 
sion in order to fulfill wlfl 
God so deeply desires foru 
Time after time througholl 
Jesus' ministry, He 
forted the disturbed and fc| 
turbed the comfortable. 
Luke 14, Jesus plainly sta 
"Any of you who does not| 
up everything cannot be 
disciple" (v. 33). 

God's challenge to u 
clear. "Fight the good figlitif| 
faith. Take hold of the etenjl 
life to which you were calledf I 
(I Timothy 6:12). God b| 
planned the most amaziM 
journey for us on our r 
heaven. Let us throw off*! 
burdens of safety and conifof 
and experience the life wWl 
God intended for us. "For«f 
are God's workmanship, < 
ated in Christ Jesus tod 
works, which God prepare 
advance for us to do!" (Eft | 
sians 2:10). 

A Thanksgiving message of saying "No thanks" a little mor 

This morning in church, 
the pastor put a twist on the 
typical Thanksgiving speech. 
What I heard her saying was 
that I need to say "No thanks" 
to the little things that become 
my excuse for not seeking God 
out first in my day. 

I must confess, I'm often 
ashamed of myself because I 
let God slide off the top of my 
priority list too easily. There 

is a lot of preach in me, but 
comparatively little practice. 
When I write something like, 
"Spend time with God and find 
refreshment in Him," I mean 
it. But don't look to me as a 
good model. Unfortunately, 
being a pastor's kid and reli- 
gion editor doesn't guarantee 
111 be up at five to pray! 

For a while, I've wanted to 
work on this. And this morn- 
ing, the pastor spoke to me 
through the following story. A 
friend of hers wanted to get up 

early to spend time with God. 
This friend asked if the pastor 

Say "No thanks" 
to the little things 
that become my 
excuse for not 
seeking God out 
first in my day. 

would call her every morning 

to wake her up and keep her 
accountable. It worked. She 
struggled with it at first, but 
then began to find that God 
was able to change her atti- 
tude and spirit throughout the 
day. Saying "No thanks" to 
things that would hinder her 
time with God allowed her to 
experience Him in a new and 
special way. 

It's not necessarily a unique 
story, or one that packs an 
emotional punch. It's just 
simple and real. And that's 

what I need: for God to W 
come a simple reality »* 
day. Do you need that? 1 
that most people who read"! 
may already have this asp»] 
their life down pat B»> J 
aren't one of them, aaW 
thanks" to days lacW 
E-mail me about your" 
ence or tell a friend «W 
Let's fix God back at tf 
our priority list. Aft* 
needs God? Every sW 
of us. 




Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Self-segregation: Problem or no big deal? 

Chris Mateo 


Miguel dashes straight to 
She community shower, to 
jeat the morning rush. He 
iresses in his finest college at- 
tire, packs up his books, and 
pes through his checklist: 
pencils? Check... Notebook? 
Iheck... Biology 101 textbook? 
Jieck... After his morning 
evotions he's out the door, 
'oday is Miguel's first day of 

Leaving Talge Hall behind 
bm, Miguel begins his first 
talk on the Promenade— a 
Balk that will soon become all 
E>o familiar. 

Noon strikes, and the 
Hreadful first-time-college- 
Rifeteria-experience is here, 
■iguel timidly walks through 
the Student Center making his 
Bay to the cafeteria. It seems 
he's going to be in the line for 
an eternity, as the line of starv- 
ing students stretches all the 
Bay from the cafe to the Stu- 
Ifent Center's entrance. After 
Bfebbing his vegetarian lunch, 
ifs time to find a seat. 
J As Miguel peers through the 
ga of students, he 
notices something 
unusual. It isn't 
Ijjh anything 
Miguel has ex- 
perienced be- 
Bp< It isn't 
B| r typical 
cliques. It's dif- 
ferent. Students 
;" ( i separated 
ny race. Hispan- 
B sit with His- 
. Blacks 
pns, Whites 

! Whites. Being Hispanic, 
ue l isn't sure whether to 

nth the 

group of Hispa 

' or the Whites, or Asians, 
Taybe the Blacks? Does 

this separation of races re- 
ally exist at Southern? Miguel 
thinks to himself. And, why 
does it exist? Should I be do- 
ing something about it? 

These are definitely ques- 
tions that have come across 
many students' minds. Self- 
segregation is an issue that 
not only affects schools, but 
churches and, at times, the 
workplace. It is referred to 
as the separation of races by 

Melissa Tortal, an Asian- 
American senior non-profit 
administration major, believes 
the issueis definitely prevalent 
on campus. She said, "Walk 
into the cafe or KR's and you 
can see it. Not everyone self- 
segregates, but it is there." 

Faculty and staff also agree 
with Tortal. Kevin Kibble, as- 
sociate chaplain, believes that 
a large majority of students 

Kibble believes a reason for 
self-segregation is "our human 
tendency to find comfort, sol- 
ace and friendship in people 
that we perceive have a large 
degree of similarity with our 

Ludine Pierre, 
a Haitian-Ameri- 
can junior psy- 
chology major, 
believes the 
reason is be- 
cause Southern 
houses a lot of 
different people 
from all around 
the world with 
different back- 
grounds and up- 

It seems it 
.would be 
easier for a Hispanic to be- 
friend another Hispanic be- 
cause they share the same cul- 
ture. The same goes for other 

In 2005, the Miami Herald 

featured an article dem- 
onstrating the self- 
segregation of teen- 
agers entering 
high school in JSS 

South Florida. 
A freshman .'■'■.'■' 

high school ■H 
student was 
quoted, "Kids 
the color of skin 
anymore." Yet, ex- 
perts showed that 
many high school 
students largely be- 
friended their own. S 
"Many of our stu- B8 
dents are far from 
home and need some Mm 
sense of solidar- 
ity of who they are 
and what they are 
hoping to find out <ii* 
while they are here. 
In most cases, but not 
all, these parameters fall along 
racial lines by default," Kibble 

Another reason for segrega- 
tion at Southern is academies. 
Depending on the geographi- 
cal location of an academy, 
many of them aren't particu- 
larly diverse. In the Southern 
Union, many academies are 
predominately of one racial 
color, unlike those in some 
parts of the North and out 
West. The academy mentality 
usually lingers into college, 
without consciousness of the 
segregation being caused. 

Stuart King, a white senior 
international business major 
who attended Georgia-Cum- 
berland Academy, agreed. 
"For me, college was just on 
a larger scale from academy. 
I applied the same formula I 
used in high school, when it 
came to activities, and brought 
it to college, especially my 

The reasons for self- 
segregation are logical. But 
is it a good or bad concept to 
have on a Christian campus? 

Are students in some 4 
way or another neglecting 
others because of color? 

Pierre said, "It is not . 
necessarily a bad thing, 
however, I think that if i 
we are not willing to 
be open to other cul- ffi 
tures we end up ste- 
reotyping big time... we 
mistreat people based 
on assumptions." 

Kibble believes it 
is important to find a M 
system of support and 
solidarity. But it is 
also "very important 
that young people in 
an academic institution 
generate a healthy curios- 
ity about other people and 
their ways." 

While cultural identity 
is important, it sometimes 
deters people from getting to 

know individuals from the in- 
side out, instead of the out- 
side in. For many, cultural 
identity becomes a security 

"Christ did not discrimi- 
nate on the cross, why 
should we separate our- 
selves as his children?" 
Pierre said. "We should 
agree to disagree, because 
everyone is not always go- 
ing to be on the same page. 
One thing we should agree 
upon though is that we are 
one in Christ." 

Ten minutes have passed 
and Miguel realizes he's been 
standing by the condiment ta- 
ble staring at people. Embar- 
rassed, he quickly looks for a 
table. He spots a small group 
of White college kids laugh- 
ing at a table by the window. 
Walking in their direction, 
he decides to do something a 
little uncomfortable.... "Is this 
seat taken?" He asks. 

Graphics by Christina Weitzel 



Rachel Hopkins 
Lifestyles Editor 

What do Christian women really want? 

V Villi I M" ^>" _ ^.__„ n „„;n»™ said. "Someone 

Chris Mateo 

(; n >mmiTf)B 

What do women want? It's 
an age-old question that makes 
every man berserk trying to 
find the answer. We scamper 
through our young-adult lives 
thinking diamonds, clothing, 
shoes and other material pos- 
sessions will suffice, but, yet, 
it's not enough. Sometimes 
it seems it would be easier to 
he Mel Gibson and somehow 
possess the power to know 
what every woman desires, 
but, unfortunately, this is the 
real world. And the reality is— 
we don't know. 

Even scholars have a hard 
time figuring it out. Alex Shal- 
man, a psychologist and blog- 
ger, says the answer to every 
woman's wants is simply— a 
man. Sounds obvious, but is it 
that simple? 

A September 2006 issue of 
Glamour UK magazine, stated 

that a woman wants a man 
that allows her to be who she is 
at all times-mood swings and 
all. Monica O'Brien, a personal 
and professional development 
blogger, states she wants a 
man that makes her feel spe- 
cial and challenges her. Other 
female bloggers mention they 
want men who are reliable. 

But as a Christian man look- 
ing for a Christian woman, the 
better question is... what do 
Christian women want? Are 
the wants of a Christian girl 
different than that of a Glam- 
our girl, or any other non- 
Christian woman? 

To find solutions to these 
questions and more, I went to 
the obvious source— women. 

Laurel Dominesey, a single 
senior non-profit administra- 
tion and development major, 
stated, "What I want is stabil- 
ity and comfort. A man of God 
who knows he's a man and 
doesn't look to me for valida- 

Vexation: Two things 
actually. Breakouts (like 
the ones on your face that 
you thought you'd be able 
to leave behind in high 
school), and the chemical 
laden products I use to treat 
them. Double whammy. 

Solution: Eco-friendly 
YET effective skin prod- 

Look for skin products that 
use natural ingredients like 
tea tree oil, witch hazel or 
willow bark. Avoid prod- 
ucts thai je parabens. 


Clarification: Most 
ingredients will ultimately 
end up in nature, so the 
fewer synthetic ones we 
use, the better. Plus, only 
about 11 percent of the 
10,500 ingredients used 
in personal care products 
are screened for safety, so 
it's important to look for 
natural, less questionable 
ones when shopping. Burt's 
Bees Herbal Blemish Stick 
(which you can find at the 
Campus Shop), Derma E 
Very Clear Spot Blemish 
Treatment and Desert Es- 
sence Blemish Touch Stick 
are a few good ones. 

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Apriority. Someone who feet, and how tang .Chns 

parncipateinthethingsl ^^ bout^a*" 

Soundseasyandattainable; she said "I care about yoy, 

rhen why do we have a prob- who you have become and how 

lem getting the girl? 

"Women want a man that 
takes initiative and is able 
to pursue us," said Angela 
McPherson, a sophomore 
mass communication major. 
She continued to say, "We 
want options... though it may 
seem like you're not the ideal 
candidate for a girl, go for it, 
why not?" 

Wow! It seems that Chris- 
tian women are truly looking 
for secure godly men. Ironic, 
isn't it? But are their views 
on sex different than that of a 
non-Christian woman? 

"I'm looking for a Chris- 
tian man where I don't have to 
state my boundaries because 
he upholds the same mor- 
als and principles that I do," 

God has changed you." 

So when it comes down to 
it, these responses boil down 
to one word: confidence. 
Christian women want con- 
fident men, not just any type 
of confidence, but confidence 
that comes from Christ and 
not our male egos. As young 
Christian men, we need to be 
confident of our own morals 
and principles, especially, our 
boundaries for sex, before we 
go out into the jungle and pur- 
sue that hot lady-friend. 

Here it is guys— real Chris- 
tian women with real answers. 
Next time you're on the Prom- 
enade and you see that attrac- 
tive girl, introduce yourself. 
We can't all be Mel Gibson, 
but we can try. 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in tk 
right direction. 

A Christmas Carol 

Chattanooga Theater 


7 p.m., Thursday, 

Dec. 4 (other dates and 

times through the 14th) 

Tickets start at $10 

Enchanted Garden of 

Rock City Gardens 
6-9 p.m., Sat. Dec. 6 
(through Jan 3) 
$15.95 for adults 

Winter Days and Lights | 
Holiday Starlight Parade 
Downtown Chattanooga 
6 p.m., Sat. Dec. 6 
Downtownchattanooga.oij I 

Clueless gift givers can take hear 

Rachel Hopkins 


It can sometimes be dif- 
ficult to think of original gifts 
for people on your Christ- 
mas shopping list. Here's a 
few ideas that may not have 
crossed your mind, but just 
might be a hit. 

1. A magazine subscrip- 
tion - This may sound kind of 
lame, but if someone on your 
gift list has a specific interest 
(or just buys the same maga- 
zine at the check out counter 
every month), this can be a 
winner. Lots of people enjoy 
reading magazines, but are too 
cheap to buy them on a regu- 

lar basis. Plus, it's the gift that 
keeps on giving and everyone 
likes to get mail that has noth- 
ing to do with how much they 
owe Southern. 

choose what they wants. It* 
be a huge hit with the humai»| 

tarian in your life. 

3. A gift carf- 

Truly one of the most W 
2. A Really Useful Gift sonal gifts possible, but«f 
Catalog gift certificate - exciting to receive ref 
Each year, ADRA publishes a A card can 
Really Useful Gift Catalog that chased on their Web site 
contains hundreds of specific is good for hundreds 
donations, like providing one chants. The list include! ;i 
month of hot lunches for a 
Malagasy school child or giv- 
ing a goat to a girl in Niger. 
Gifts start at $1 and it's re- 
ally fun to pick out different 
ways to help. You can give a 
gift in someone's name or just 
give them a gift certificate to 

ing stores, restaurants, I 
aters and even Tickets 
Sure, it may be a good* 

say "I don't actually W«K 
very well," but it's also a 8 

way to say, "I'm not too P 
to admit it, so enjoy w> 
some gift card." 




Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

llt's North Carolina's title to lose 

Davis Wallace 

2 basketball is back to 
I Ml strength with new young 
talent, exciting teams, and of 
course everybody's favorite, 
March Madness. There is one 
big question this season: "Is 
this North Carolina's year?" 
I Last year it seemed like it was 
I their year. They started off 
I strong by winning their first 
Ii8 games, then winning n 
lof their last 13 games. They 
Ionised their way to a second 
[straight ACC title for the first 
Itime since 1998. They even 
I made the final four for the 
■first time since 2005 when 
Hiey won it all. However, 
■even with the 2008 National 
fclayer of The Year, in Tyler 
■Bansbrough, North Carolina 
Bras not able to come away 
■nth the National Title. Now 
with players like Kevin Love, 

Mario Chalmers and Derrick 
Rose all currently in the NBA, 
North Carolina has no reason 
to lose. 

There is no time 
like the present 
time for Hans- 
brough and the 

boys to bring 
the title back to 

Chapel Hill. ? 

This year has to be the year 
for the North Carolina Tar- 
heels. Tyler Hansbrough is re- 
turning for his senior season, 
All-American's Ty Lawson and 
Wayne Ellington are return- 
ing for their junior seasons 
instead of going pro like they 

almost did earlier in the sum- 
mer. Also bringing in amazing 
freshmen recruits like Tyler 
Zeller, Ed Davis, Larry Drew II 
and Justin Watts. This might 
be the best team North Caro- 
lina produced since the 1997- 
1998 Antwan Jamison and 
Vince Carter led team. 

North Carolina has ad- 
vanced a step closer to the 
national title game since Tyler 
Hansbrough has been at UNC. 
So again, there is no time like 
the present for Hansbrough 
and the boys to bring the title 
back to Chapel Hill. Right now 
it is looking like injuries will 
be the only thing that will stop 
them from winning it all. If 
not this year, there is no tell- 
ing when North Carolina will 
have another great opportu- 
nity to win a title. It could be 
in two years; it could be in five 
years; that's why it's Carolina's 
title to lose. 

Toon Squad become 3-on-3 champions 

Linski Cherisol 


■ Sean Lemon showed ev- 
eryone just how important 
fflwas in the game, as he hit 
Qe decisive game point shot 
G3 sudden death overtime to 
ISut down the Muffin Staffers, 
llmon had eight points, four 
Mounds, two blocks, and one 
EyEa] in the 3-on-3 champion- 
EjgP Mark Knutson, who was 
Jkiably the biggest man in 
H tournament, posted seven 
Bj 1115 . five rebounds, two 

Mocks and one assist. 
Mffhe 3-on-3 tournament 
Mkased 25 teams in which 
■H° had to score 11 points 
to advance to the next round 
without loosing twice. The 
m$j n Squad never lost a single 

"We should have played on 
■H e outside courts because 

this has been a street ball tour- 
nament and I've loved every 
second of it, baby," said Mike 
Boyd, director of intramurals. 

The Muffin Staffers came 
out with a 3-0 lead at the start, 
and then Toon Squad stormed 
back with a 5-0 run. Knutson 
used his size and strength to 
get to the basket every time, 
but the Toon Squad used pes- 
ky defense to disrupt him as 
much they could. 

"Mark Knutson is a really 
big guy and a great player," 
said Zack Livingston, a senior 
mass communication major. 
"There's nothing you can do 
to really stop him, but you can 
try to contain him, and that's 
what we did." 

Lemon made a reverse lay- 
up to make the score 10-9. 
Knutson answered right back 
by making a lay-up of his own 
to tie the game and force sud- 

den death overtime. On the 
first play of overtime, Lemon 
took a contested mid-range 
jump shot to end it all. "Sean 
Lemon came through and I'm 
just glad he's on my team," 
Livingston said. 

"My team wanted me to 
take the shot, so I took it and it 
went in," said Lemon, a soph- 
omore allied health major. "A 
year ago I wasn't playing bas- 
ketball at all, so playing now 
feels great." 

There was some controversy 
throughout the tournament as 
some players couldn't handle 
the street ball style of play and 
wanted referees to call fouls in 
the games for them. 

"We ought to have refs next 
time on every court," Boyd 
said. "The night went well re- 
gardless, everyone had a good 
time but we'll definitely fix that 
problem next time." 



Men's A Division 

116 6 pm 

Business Time/Bietz Me Again 

Field 1 ' 

11/6 7 pm 


Field 1 

11/6 8 pm 

Ninja Turtles/Smash Bros 

Field 1 

n/6 9 p m 

Last Minute/The Plague 

Field 1 

11/9 5 pm 

Shake N' Bake/Ninja Turtles 

Field 1 

11/9 6 pm 

Squirrel Tails/Bietz Me Again 

Field 1 

11/9 7 pm 

Regulators/Last Minute 

Field 1 

11/9 8 pm 

yaMAHA Shuffle/Showtime 

Field 1 

11/10 6 pm 

Bietz Me Again/Showtime 

Field 1 

11/10 7 pm 

Shake N' Bake/Last Minute 

Field 1 

11/10 8:30 pm 


Field 1 

Men's B Division 

11/6 6 pm 

300/Bus Drivers 

Field 3 

ll/6 7 pm 

McThunderstix/All The Way 

Field 3 

11/6 8 pm 

The Horde/Aghhh 

Field 3 

11/6 9 pm 

DP/Band of Brothers 

Field 3 

11/9 5 pm 

Los Toros/300 

Field 3 

11/9 6 pm 

The New Breed/DP 

Field 3 

11/9 7 pm 

5th Down/The Horde 

Field 3 

11/9 8 pm 

Old School/All The Way 

Field 3 

11/10 6pm 

The New Breed/Old School 

Field 3 

11/10 7pm 

Los Toros/The Horde 

Field 3 

11/10 8:30pm 


Field 3 

Women's A Division 

11/6 6 pm 


Field 2 

11/6 8 pm 

Raging Penguins/McDream Team Field 2 

.11/9 Spm 

Pageant Pistons/Spartans 

Field 2 

11/9 7 pm 

October Rush/Raging Penguins 

Field 2 

11/10 7pm 

Pageant Pistons/October Rush 

Field 2 

Wnrrpn's R Division — 

11/6 7 pm 

Blazn/Black Diamonds 

Field 2 

11/6 9 pm 

Ultimatum/Pink Ladies 

Field 2 

11/9 6 pm 

Kung Fu Pandas/Blazn 

Field 2 

11/9 8 pm 

Oh Snaps/Ultimatum 

Field 2 

11/10 8pm 

Kung Fu Pandas/Oh Snaps 

Field 2 





Deadline Monday at noon 


Last Day Events | Our next 
Adventist Theological Society 
meeting will be a symposium 
on Last Day Events by Dr. 
Norman Gulley and a panel of 
theology professors. All are in- 
vited to attend this symposium 
in Lynn Wood Hall at 3 p.m. on 
Sabbath, Dec. 6. The meeting 
will adjourn in time for those 
so desiring to attend the Festi- 
val of Carols and Lessons. 

Prayer Groups | 7:15a M-F 
near the flag pole; i2:oop 
MWF in the Student Center 
seminar room; 5 p.m. M-F at 
the fountain between Hack- 
man and the library. 

Starving for Lesotho | 

Many are starving in Africa 
and SIFE is hoping to make 
a difference. During spring 
break, six students are travel- 
ing to Lesotho, Africa to build 
three greenhouses to help 
bring food to those who are 
starving and affected by HTV/ 
AIDS. On Thursday, Dec. 4 
from 9 a.m. until Friday, Dec. 
5 at 9 p.m., SIFE students are 
participating in a 36-hour fast 
to raise money for their trip. 
SIFE is looking for people to 
sponsor their fast, fast along 
with them, or give donations 
to their cause. For more in- 
formation contact Alex Mihai, 

Friday, December 5 


Withdrawals after today receive 

9 a.m. -Noon - MSN Thesis/Proj- 
ect Presentations (Herin 105) 

5:29 p.m. - Sunset 

7 p.m. - Upper Room - Marquis 
Johns (Thatcher Chapel) 

8 p.m. - Vespers - Chris and Shan- 
non Sorensen (Church) 

After Vespers - Adoration (Lynn 

Sabbath, December 6 

99:30-10:15 a.m. - Continental 
Breakfast (Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15 a.m. - Saltworks Sabbath 
School (Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Church Fel- 
lowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel Cha- 

Adoration - John Nixon (Church) 

11:30 a.m. - Connect - Jackie 
James (Collegedale Academy) 

11:45 a.m. -* Renewal- John Nixon 

1:30-5 p.m. - Cave Open (Student 


2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp - RSVP to to reserve spot 
(Wright Hall Steps) 

3 p.m. - Adventist Theological So- 
ciety Meeting - Norman Gulley (Lynn 
Wood Chapel) 

Sabbath Ministries: Sick & Shut-in 
(Wright Hall Steps) 

5 p.m. - Evensong - Festival of 
Lessons & Carols (Church) 

8 p.m. - Wind Symphony Christ- 
mas Concert (lies P..E. Center) Convo- 
cation Credit 

Sunday, December 7 

All Day - SAT Exams (Lynn Wood 

No Field Trips or Tours 

9 a.m.-i p.m. - CK open for Break- 
fast/Lvtnch (No lunch served at Caf- 

9:30 a.m. - Employee Christinas 
Brunch (Dining Hall) 

3 p.m. - Spirit of Christmas Parade 
(Little Debbie Parkway) 

6-8 p.m. - Thatcher Open House 

8:30 p.m. - SA Christmas Party 
(Dining Hall) 

Monday, December 8 

No Field Trips or Tours 
Online Registration open for New/ 
Transfer Students 

LSAT Exams (Lynn Wood Hall) 
3:30 p.m. - University Senate 

Tuesday, December 9 

No Field Trips or Tours 
Online Registration open for New/ 
Transfer Students 

Wednesday, December 10 

No Field Trips or Tours 

Online Registration open for New/ 
Transfer Students 

7:30 p.m. - Biology Expo (Hickman 

Thursday, December 11 

No Field Trips or Tours 

Online Registration open for New/ 
Transfer Students 

11 a.m. - Convocation, Clubs/De- 
partments (Various Locations) 

your chance to display your 
Southern swpirit! 

Malamulo Update | Don't 
forget to watch for the Mala- 
mulo Banner: The Committee 
of 100 has promised $1 for ev- 
ery student signature on the 
banner we are going to send 
to Malamulo as a show of sup- 

Add your photo | Your great 
Southern pictures can STILL 
be posted on the student 
photo collage in the Student 
Center. The photo collage will 
be on display until the end of 
the semester. Simply email 
your digital photo files to sa@ and the collage 
will be updated with your pic- 
tures within days. Don't miss 

Charity Matandiko, Matthew 
Blair, Ryan FitzGerald, Tara 

December 7 

Andrew Krohne, Arvin Tan- 
ag, Eric Johnston, Eric Rose, 
Hollis James, Natalie Stark, ■ 
Ryan Sanderford, Ryan Visser, 
Victor Morua 

December 8 

Aaron Speegle, Allison Ge- 
rard, Danny Atvidres, Ken 
Caviness, Yolanda Jordan 

December 9 

Ashley FitzGerald, Eugenie Bernelle Taitague, Jeff- 

Louis-Pierre, Jason Maxie, Landess, Jigna Vashi, Jona- 
Kirsten Wolcott than Burishkin, Jonathan 

Freese, Kevin Young, Matt 
December 6 Hummel, Michelle Moore, Su- 

Austin Cole, Betsy Mansilla, zanne Ocsai 

December 10 

Dan Boyd, Lise Ingabi- 
re, Sherry Jensen, Vanessa 

December 11 

Edgar Alquinta, Gradyi 
Todd, Jeff Sagala, Jessica Ha- 
luska, Jonathon Castells, Ross 
Knight, Stephen Milota 

December 5 





To add or remove classifieds email 

^expensive room avail- 
ble next semester | Seeing 
a female to live with 3 girls. 
Located one mile from South- 
em. P rivate room ' shared 
bath, wireless Internet, cable, 
jining room, kitchen, wash- 
er/dryer, living r00In ' P orch 
and big back yard. $200/ 
mo. plus water and utilities. 
CallMelanie at 423-667-7564. 

Roommate wanted | Inter- 
viewing roommate for second 
semester. Large house in high- 
neighborhood, garage, 
room comes furnished, great 
roommates. jdickerson® 

2 Roommates wanted | 
Upstairs apartment within 
walking distance from cam- 
Two rooms available. 
Large room $275, small room 
$245 + utilities. Located right 
across from health services. or call 

Room for rent | Preferably 
la female. Less than 10 min- 
utes from Southern. Access 
:o entire house and back- 
ed, including a deck. Wash- 
& dryer. $35o/mo. Call 

tooms for rent | 2 rooms 

*>r rent for female students. 
^Med 7 miles from Colleg- 
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^ress to kitchen, laundry, 
pble and wireless Internet. 
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»th large deck. Available im- 
■ediately for $8 5 / wk . Call 
Ma cell; 423-280.3243 
ome: 423-238-1490. 

^'Pool fridge I Black, 
i'nn-sized fridge in good con- 
for $90. Call Samara at 
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^ for sale | 2004 

e Pa ft a it 

fil -4, I50cc Scooter 

with only 375 miles! Like new, 
hardly used, pearl white metal- 
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3 Vespa helmets included, re- 
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Excellent gas mileage. Asking 
$2,750. Serious inquiries only 
please. Call 706-264-9441. 

Media viewer for sale 

MyVu pmv-i003i "solo edi- 
tion" personal media viewer 
(video glasses) - for 5th gen 
iPod video only. Watch movies 
on your iPod without strain- 
ing to see the tiny screen, $55. 
Call Jonathan 423-605-8437. 

Web site/graphic design- 
er wanted. Must be willing to 
work for a reasonable rate on a 
Web site project. Contact Na- 

Guitar lessons | Be a rock 
star! Affordable guitar les- 
sons, both group and indi- 
vidual. Beginners and in- 
termediate, flexible times. 
E-mail Rika for more info at 

Ford Focus for sale | '04 

Ford Focus SVT, Limited Ed. 
Blue, all the extras, 71K, well 
maintained. $8,500, Call Jus- 
tin at 423-308-9610 

2004 Envoy XL | Excellent 
condition, fully loaded with 
new tires. Grey with leather 
interior. 82k miles. Asking 
$12,000. Please contact Sam 
at 423-503-5286. 

'98 Taurus | for sale. Hunter 
Green. 129,000 miles. Great 
car! $2000. Contact Willis @ 

Paintball gun for sale | 

2 paintball markers, Minimag 
(all upgrades) and VM-68, 
tons of extras. If you know 
what it is, you know what its 
worth. Steal it for $200. Call 
Jonathan 423-605-8437. 

Cavalier Tail lights | 2002 
4-door tail lights excellent 
condition $10. Call Jonathan 

1988 Honda Prelude SI | 

pw ac cc power sunroof, pio- 
neer deck and speakers, new 
tires, lots of receipts too much 
to list. $2,850/obo jdicker- 

For sale | GBS-prevention 
seat wanner. $200/ obo. Great 
Christmas present for every- 
one on your list. Call Jason 
Maxie at 434-770-8846 before 
someone else grabs up this 
great deal. 

For sale | C.B. Radio (mobile 
unit) with 40 channels and 
two emergency channels. $75. 
Complete with antenna, mike 
and hanger. Call George Web- 
ster at 423-728-4340. 

Guitar | Electric guitar with 
amp. Washburn X-series me- 
tallic blue.. .this guitar is prac- 
tically new and includes a can- 
vas backpack style case. 
Asking $i50/obo. Call 
423-208-2618 or e-mail 

Classical/folk guitar | 
made by Hohner. Contessa 
model HG 14 and case. All 
good strings and good condi- 
tion. Looks new! Comes with a 
Teach Your Self Classical Gui- 
tar chord book. Asking $150. 
if you are interested. 

Drum set | Black, 5pc Tama 
Swingstar drum kit with 16" 

Zildjian Medium Crash, 17" 
Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash, 
20" Sabian ProSonic Ride, 13" 
Sabian ProSonic hats, 10" Sa- 
bian B8 Pro Splash. Gibraltar 
throne, all hardware included. 
14" Tama maple snare. $750. 
Call Stuart 706-676-1295 

RC Airplane | Radio-con- 
troled airplane, Electristar. 
Comes with 4 channel ra- 
dio, chargers, batteries and 
box, ready to fly. If you 
have questions, call Rob at 

Telescope | Message 
Meade 8" telescope. Ex- 
cellent condition. $250. 
Please call 423-503-7802 or 

Apple MacBook laptop 

13" Apple MacBook (White), 
Clean, 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo 
processor, 200GB Hard Drive, 
2GB of RAM, with latest soft- 
ware (Leopard, iLife '08, & 
iWork '0$ installed). Apple- 
Care Factory Warranty. $845. 
Call Carol at (423) 396-9377 

1 Brand new pair of Smith 
sunglasses | Large fit. Po- 
larchromic lenses. Chrome 
fade frames. $isojdickerson@ 

Build a Board | I have a 
Sector 9 carving deck, 78mm 
wheels w/ fresh Speed Cream, 
risers, but NO trucks. We sell 
all or piece out. Contact Brian 

Marissa's Bakery | What do 
you enjoy eating Friday eve- 

ning for supper? Do you starve 
on Sabbath mornings when 
the cafe is closed? How about 
some fresh banana bread? 
Delicious blueberry muffins? 
Savory Cinnamon Rolls? If so, 
call 916-847-9495, or e-mail 
edu with your order by 4 p.m. 
every Thursday afternoon 

Dog pen for sale | 6 x 6 x 10 

All hardware included. Call 
Katrina at 423-284-6954 

Missing iPod Nano | black 
8 Gb. Clear plastic case with 
black rubber back. Lost near 
gym or Brock. Please contact 
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students & 






Adam Wamack 

HHrr*"" Fnrtna 


Nice Bible. 

Excuse me, I believe one of 
your ribs belongs to me. 

Before tonight, I never be- 
lieved in predestination. 

God told me to come and 
talk to you. 

I hear there's going to be a 
love offering tonight. 

How about a hug, sister? 

You don't have an account- 
ability partner? Me neither! 

Is it a sin that you stole my 

Do you need help carrying 
your Bible? It looks heavy. 

I just don't feel called to 

What do you think Paul 
meant when he said, "Greet 
everyone with a holy kiss?" 

You have the body of Amy 
Grant and the soul of Mother 
Teresa. (DO NOT get this con- 

SAU Cool guy files 

Adam Young 


Talge Hall 
Weight Room 

Housing: Talge Hall new 

Car: 1987 Celica 

Friends: Everyone in the 
weight room between 7:30 
and 8:15, the deans 

Dress: Short gym shorts 
and a really tight Under-armor 

Nicknames: "Biff' and 
"That really buff guy." 

Weight room guy is of- 
ten found in the Talge Hall 
weight room. Upon arrival, 
he immediately "hollers" at all 
his bros. Weight Room Guy 
may eventually start working 
out, but mostly talks, usually 
about new techniques and lift- 
ing methods. Throughout the 

What up homes? 

course of his workout session, 
he will mention how good 
his genes are for lifting. He is 
never afraid to brag about how 
close he is to using steroids, 
and will list all of the different 
weight and muscle 
builders he is cur- 
rently using. Before' 
leaving for the night, 
he will probably try 
to convince some- 
one of why GNC 
Brand weight build- 
er is both safe, and 
effective. Weight 
room guy will soon 
be seen hanging out 
at The Kayak once it 


Adam Warna^ 

Humor Edit 0r 

Thanksgiving food. 

To all those who controlled 
themselves and ate only 1-3 
plates full: I admire you; to 
allot those who just ate too 
much (4+ plates full): I empa- 
thize with you. 

Traffic driving back to SAU. £_ 

There must have been at least twofr-Y 
traffic jams to go through for every \Y 
one hour of driving. I now hate VJ 
1-75 more than ever. 

Family and friends. 

Spending time with loved ones 
was great over Thanksgiving and 
we look forward to doing the 
same over Christmas and New 

Exams. f-~Y 

There are only two weeks G~J 

until break, but we must go Vf 
through the storm first. ^ 


It may be cold, but it's so much 
fun, not to mention beautiful! 

50, CHRI& UHflfw 
900 THINK OF 10 

vipeo on me MifflS 

Of UFB? 


few program 
recycle in 
n d Southern 


December 1t,2008 


tt Richards 

Recently, many questions 
■ been raised about the 
of a recycling program on 
ithem Adventist Univer- 
s campus. This problem 
soon be solved. Southern 
forking with Collegedale to 
mote the city's new recy- 
ig program to begin Jan. 1. 
he new process is called 
[le-stream recycling. It will 
ivailable for paper, plastic, 
s, aluminum and tin. 
lollegedale City Commis- 
ler Larry Hanson said 
je-stream recycling cuts 
ji on collection costs and 
simpler way to recycle, as 
bly requires one bin and 
compactor. However, one 
[fall of this program is 
ible contamination from 
lining different waste, 
le recyclable materials are 
acted together at the col- 
li! site and then sent to a 
fer station to be sorted 
out again. Collegedale's 
will be sent to 
enn in Knoxville. 
hoping we could sign 
lonth contract and see 
St will work," Hanson 

|ed on information from 
"ink Green" Web site, 

I see Recycle, page 3 

Photo By Katie Freeland 

Jessica Weaver advertises for a fundraiser car wash on Sunday afternoon. 

Car wash raises money for needy 

Katie Freeland 

Staff Warrm 

Twelve students washed 
cars in the cold winter weather 
oh Sunday, Dec. 7 to help raise 
money to get gifts for families 
who might not have the money 
for Christmas presents. 

JT Cinquemani, a sopho- 
more accounting major, had 
the idea to help out a family 
during this holiday season. He 

was inspired by his dirty truck, 
and thought it would be a cool 
idea to do a car wash in the 
winter and put the proceeds 
toward a good cause. He said 
it would catch people's at- 
tention because it's such cold 
weather. He told some of his 
friends about his idea and the 
"Winter Wonder Wash" came 

"I'm having fun here, and 

it's rewarding when you're 
thinking about others," 
Cinquemani said. "That's what 
life is all about." 

While listening to a techno 
version of "Jingle Bells" in the 
side parking lot of the Dol- 
lar Tree, the students washed 
cars for a $5 dollar or more 
donation, and sold cups of hot 

SEE WINTER, page 3 

Southern Village competes for greenest building 

Alison Quiring 

Staff WnrrFB 

Next semester those living 
in Southern Village apart- 
ments will be making an ef- 
fort to be more ecologically 

In January, Southern Vil- 
lage residents will be compet- 
ing against each other for the 
title of "greenest building." 
Each of the six Southern Vil- 
lage buildings will be divided 
in half, making 12 teams. 
There will be between 15-17 

students per team. Each resi- 
dent on the winning team will 
receive a $25 gift certificate to 

The Going Green competi- 
tion will start at the beginning 


Symphony and 
jazz band concert 
sets the mood on 
Southern campus 

Roland Scalliet 

Staff Whitfp 

The Southern Wind Sym- 
phony and Jazz Ensemble cel- 
ebrated the beginning of the 
Christmas season with their 
annual Christmas concert Sat- 
urday night. 

Ken Parsons, director of 
the Wind Symphony and Jazz 
Ensemble, said the goal of the 
concert is "just to really get a 
feeling of Christmas on cam- 

The concert started with 
a selection of sacred Christ- 
mas pieces. Some were fa- 
miliar, such as "Carol of the 
Shepherds" and an excerpt 
from Handel's "Messiah." But 
the symphony also ventured 
off the beaten paths with piec- 
es such as "The Eighth Candle" 
by Steve Reisteter, which is a 
prayer and dance for Hanuk- 
kah, and "Wassail," an English 
folk melody by Ralph Vaughan 

The concert contin- 
ued with well-known secular 
Christmas carols played by the 
jazz ensemble. The symphony 
then ended the concert with 
a more light-hearted section 
of old carols played in a new 

Jennifer Brain, a junior 

e GREEN, i 


fc s Chatter 


Check out the sock 
puppets on page 12. 


Read about volleyball 
on page 9. 




Aaron Cheney 

Stiff WafTTR 

Mac support now available 

IS offers help for Apple computer users 

However, some can be said 

for software as well. 

"On PCs, probably the big- 

With the holiday season gest problem we have is virus- 

upon us, some students may es and spyware. And to this 

return to school with a new point with the Macs, there is 

Apple computer. However, just not much in the way of vi- 

Apple computers are just as ruses that have been written," 

susceptible to hardware and McClungsaid. 

software glitches as any other IS also supports Apple 

computer. Students can have computers on campus used in 

peace of mind with the knowl- various departments. Henry 

edge that Information Systems Hicks, executive director of IS, 

is fully equipped to help with said about 8 percent of com- 

any problem a student may puters used by the university 

have with their new Mac. are Macs. 

Mike McClung, workstation "We do software support 

support supervisor at IS, said and troubleshooting and all 

they fully support Macs. the stuff just like we do with 

"We're not an authorized the PCs," Hicks said, 
service center, so we can't do Some departments need 
warranty work, but we install help more than others. The 
[operating systems] and ex- School of Visual Art and De- 
change hard drives," McClung sign has a large number of Ap- 
said. pie computers, but does most 

McClung also said they do of its own administration, 

not see many Macs come in Tim Cwodzinski, head com- 

with problems compared to puter technician for the School 

PCs, but because PCs outnum- of Visual Art and Design, said 

berMacson campus, this is to while they don't need help from 

be expected. Most problems IS often, the IS technicians are 

he has seen Macs have are helpful when needed, 

with hardware. Cwodzinski said, "When I 

"The number of hard drives do need it, it is pretty prompt, 

that go bad is probably about They usually send someone 

the same as Mac as it is for PC, over within a day." 
because a hard drive is a hard 
drive," McClung said. 


The Student Voice Since 192t 

Vol. 64, Issue 12 

Thursday, December 11, 2008 

Monika Bliss 




lifestyles EDITOR 













Laure Chambbrlain 

For questions or comme 

its please e-mail accent@southe 

Library's new director influences chang 

Meussa K. Lechler 
Staff. Writer — _ 

The many changes seen this 
year in the McKee Library are 
partially due to the new direc- 
tor of libraries, Joe Mocnik. 
He has actively supported and 
influenced the renovations to 
the library, 

"I feel God led me here for a 
reason," Mocnik said. "It has 
been a challenge and lots of 

Mocnik came to Southern 
from his position as library di- 
rector at Mt. Aloysius College 
in Pennsylvania. He got his 
undergraduate and master's 
degrees in England and a doc- 
torate in history from Bowling 
Green State University. 

Frank Di Memmo, media 
librarian, was on the commit- 
tee to select a new director. 
He commented on Mocnik's 
enthusiasm during the inter- 

"I sensed an excitement 
that I thought he would bring, 
which is exactly what he has 
done," Di Memmo said. 

The library's three-year 
renovation plan was already in 
its second year when Mocnik 
arrived, but several modifica- 
tions were made at his rec- 
ommendation. Mocnik envi- 
sioned the library as a place for 
presentations to take place. 

Joe Mocnik 
The new library commons, 
already used for three presen- 
tations this year, was added to 
the main floor design. He also 
suggested eight study rooms 
instead of the intended three. 
Mocnik's influence reaches 


past renovations to relatjj.1 
ships with people. DiMet^ 
said Mocnik is always eai I 
to meet students and ans»jl 

"I was in his office a toi»ffl 
weeks ago and he saw J at L| 
James [an enrollment cm,! 
selor] come in with i 
of prospective students >A 
parents, and he jumped,! 
and greeted them and triejjf 
make them feel comfortabJ 
Di Memmo said. 

Brian Gauthier, a t 
history major, said that M,| 
nik has students in mind all 

"He's very concerned al 
students and their succtsl 
Gauthier said. "He's 
made a big effort to make(| 
library more accessible." 

Mocnik's main goal 
show students that the libnj 
is here to help them. 

"The people in the lihj 
care," Mocnik said. "It 
like every student to leaven( 
that impression." 

Destiny Drama to return to Southern next yej 

Manuela Asaftei 

Staf f Wbtttb 

Without a leader, Destiny 
Drama Company is not per- 
forming this year, but Campus 
Ministries is looking for the 
drama ministry to return next 
year with a new local vision. 

For more than 25 years Des- 
tiny has toured the U.S. and 
abroad. They have performed 
for audiences of all faiths at 
universities, churches, high 
schools, youth events and con- 
ferences, according to their 
Web site. 

"I joined Destiny while at 
Southern and loved it," said 
Maria Sager, one of the pre- 
vious leaders. "Several years 
after I graduated they got me 
back on board to resurrect the 
ministry, which had basically 

After leading the team for 
three years, Sager got it back 
on track and then left to pur- 
sue a professional acting ca- 

"I always hoped Southern 
would invest in Destiny and 

that it would acquire a pro- 
fessional level beyond where 
I left it," Sager said. "I hoped 
it would establish high caliber 
as a Christian theater that fu- 
ture students would aspire to 

Destiny existed for the first 
semester last year and stopped 
performing in February, said 
Annalisa Molina, a sophomore 
business management major 
and former member of the 

I joined Des- 
tiny while at 
Southern and 
loved it. J? 

-Maria Sager 

"Last year was a bad time 
for Destiny Drama in general," 
said Josh Haddock, a junior 
English major, also a former 
member. "The leader at the 
time decided to step down 
for personal reasons, and the 

team stopped performing.' 

This next school yearG 
pus Ministries wants I 
Destiny head in a new d 

Brennon Kirstein, Soulj 
chaplain, said he wouldla 
see the drama ministriij 
cus locally and have a p 
ful impact on the locals 
and churches. 

"I'm disappointed tojj 
they will not tour the » 
emies," Molina said, 1| 
member when I was in f 
school we were so excilj 
have Destiny come. WejC 
some artistic ideas from! 
for our own drama tearaj 

Others disagree, fl 
that a local emphasis is >J 
five goal. 

"I think they should*, 
it, organizations chanM 
visions change," Sa S er *l 

Kirstein said he wo*| 
to have a student I 
the team who has a * J 
passion for drama to j 
drama team. 



Interest in physical therapy grows 



The number of physical 
majors is rising at 

health programs advisor. years and get their Doctorate 

Students are looking for of Physical Therapy, Kilischies 
options other than going to said. 

i , a m „„i™i, medical school," Klischies 

Southern and at other schools .. ™, , . , , 

jouineu. "" , . said. "They see phys cal ther- 
JEcause of the increasing 

of the 
liability of jobs and job 

I "There are a lot of differ- 

ent settings you can work in 

Rhen you're a physical thera- 

Rst," said Kim Benfield, a ju- 

gor allied health pre-physical 

major. "I like being 

ive and being able to work 

I different times and that's 

St something you can have in 

Sot of other medical fields." 

frhe number of pre-physical 

firapy majors at Southern 

nearly doubled over the 

st four years, going from 35 

2003-2004 school year 

I63 this year. The amount 

physical therapy applicants 

I also increasing at other 

around the U.S., said 

ita Klischies, the allied 

apy as an option to not be in 
school so long." 

"The number 

of pre-physical 

therapy majors at 

bOUthem has nearly supporting physical therapy 
doubled Over the centers outside of hospitals, 

past four years" and physical therapy h aiso 

The increase is also because 
more opportunities are open- 
ing up in the physical therapy 
field. There are many different 
types of jobs that can cater to 
students' needs and wants. 

Both independent physi- 
cal therapy businesses and 
ones affiliated with a hospi- 
tal are growing. Hospitals are 

Thatcher hosts open house 

Muneca Ramos 
Smk ttimj 

increasing in industry and fit- 

~ " ness centers, according to the 

American Physical Therapy 

Southern offers a physical Association. 

therapy program where a stu- According to the Bureau of 

dent can spend three years at 
Southern getting a pre-phys- 
ical therapy degree, and then 
go on to either Loma Linda 
University or Andrews Uni- 
versity to complete three more 

Labor Statistics, physical ther- 
apy employment is expected 
to increase faster than average 
occupations growing 27 per- 
cent from 2006 to 2016. 

Sunday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. 
the girl's dorm held the bien- 
nial Christmas open house. 

The open house gave male & in S erDre ad houses and watch 
students an opportunity to " Cnarlie Brown's Christmas' 

8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the 
SA Christmas party. Hot choc- 
olate, milk and freshly-baked 
cookies were served. Students 
were able to build their own 

visit the girl's dorm and see 
their rooms. 

"I like that we can be inside 
the girls dorm without fear 
of deans and RA's," said Kyle 
Cox, a sophomore mass com- 
munication major. 

Also, the girls were able to 
decorate their rooms and par- 
ticipate in a contest to win one 

and Dr. Seuss's "How the 
Grinch Stole Christmas." 

"I like that we get to hang 
out with our friends, build 
gingerbread houses, eat candy 
and watch movies that bring 
back childhood memories," 
said Silvia Preza, a junior pre- 
physical therapy major. 

More than 100 students 

of three prizes: $80 for first showed U P t0 en J°y the Christ- 
place, $60 for second and $40 mas festiv >ties that the SA of- 


ntinued from Pg. 1 

t semester and run until 
Bend of March. At that time, 
Iwinning team will be de- 
pined before the end of the 
il year by using the water 
t electricity meters on the 
Mngs. The half of the build- 
hat conserves the most per 
during the semester 
n the prize. 

-r and electricity usage 

ng the winter 2009 se- 

j will also be compared 

J amounts used this past 

iter to see whether or not 

1 campaign will reduce 


J.P. Mathis, the dean of 
Southern Village, got the idea 
for the challenge at a dean's 
conference in Dallas last Octo- 
ber. She hopes students learn 
to take better care of resourc- 
es, such as water and electric- 
ity, and become more aware 
of how they are using these 

"I would like students to re- 

dents to use utilities wisely. 

Jeff Harper, a junior theol- 
ogy and Southern Village RA, 
is looking forward to the chal- 

"I'm stoked about the idea," 
Harper said. "It will raise 
awareness for taking care of 
the world and the environ- 

Chelsea Inglish, a senior 
English and education ma- 

for third place. 

"This is a great opportu- 
nity to gather and mingle in 
a comfortable environment," 
said Joyce Reyna, a junior ele- 
mentary education major and 
Thatcher South RA. "As RA's 
we just have to trust the stu- 
dents and stick to the honor 

Hot chocolate, cookies and 
popcorn were served until 8 
p.m., when the open house 

Christmas festivities con- 
tinued in the Dining Hall from 


"I'm really shocked that 
there was such a big turnout so 
early," said Lunelle Bertresse, 
a senior social work major and 
SA social committee member. 
"I think it was because of pre- 
vious parties B J [SA social vice 
president] has had," Bertresse 
said. "[SA] allowed students 
to get more involved and I am 
happy about that. That's the 
point at the end of the day: 
involvement of students in ac- 
tivities in a good atmosphere." 

alize it's important to take care jor and Southern Village RA, 
of the resources we have," Ma- agreed. 

this said. "In this country we 
take so much for granted that 
we sometimes waste it." 

Southern Village RA's also 
want Southern Village resi- 

Inglish said, "Every little bit 
helps, so hopefully residents 
will want to make changes in 
their lives by participating." 


|tinued from Pg. : 

i-stream recycling results 
recovery of up to 30 
« more recyclable ma- 
due to its convenience 

? will now be col- 

at the Public Works 

ti°n Center located on 

D °rn Drive. The center's 

lhave yet to be deter- 


Collegedale will be working 
closely with Southern's Green 
Initiative Club to promote the 
new program. 

"We're helping to campaign 
and advertise for the Colleg- 
edale recycling program," 
said Megan Sutherland, a 
sophomore non-profit admin- 
istration and development 

because we create a huge per- 
centage of the recyclable ma- 
terials in the community." 

Shelby Lambertson, a ju- 
nior public relations major 
and public relations officer 
of the club, said they have al- 
ready begun raising aware- 
ness by posting "Green Tips" 
around Southern's campus. 

Lambertson said, "We're 


Continued from Pg. 1 

major and vice president of hoping to get recycling bins 
the Green Initiative Club. "Our around campus sometime next 
biggest focus will be Southern semester." 

chocolate for $1. 

"I figured I could give a lit- 
tle time on a Sunday for a good 
cause," said Audrey Cooper, a 
junior intercultural communi- 
cations major. 

After the day's events, over 
$300 was raised to buy gifts 
for needy families, including t|"|JS holiday Se3' 

son because of 

I hope that even 

if people didn't 

decide to give, 

they will think 

1 twice about 

serving others 

$20 that was donated by the 
Ooltewah Wal-Mart. The stu- 
dents collaborated with the 
Samaritan Center to receive a 
list of families. They will soon 
have another meeting to de- 
cide how many families they 
can buy gifts for and what 
kind of gifts will be best, said 
Jessica Weaver, a sophomore 
public relations major. 

"I hope that even if people 
didn't decide to give, they will 

what we did." 

-Jessica Weaver 

think twice about serving oth- 
ers this holiday season because 
of what we did," Weaver said. 
"That's really what this season 
is about." 

Js I _, 




Southern to offer new courses 

The class will be held on tionally balanced meals and 
Tuesdays and Thursdays and prepare for small groups 
Introduction to Public Speak- said Deidri White, adjunct 
ing is required before being professor of the School of PE, 
able to register for the class. Health & Wellness. The course 

Another addition to the list will be taught on Tuesday and 
of new courses being offered is Thursday from 9:30 to io: 4 5 
a course in 3D computer aided a.m. and teaches vegan food 
drafting in the physics depart- preparation 
ment. The new program called 
"Solid Works," which allows 
for three-dimensional design, 
will replace the old program, 
"Auto CAD," which only de- 
signs in two dimensions. 

"This course is a type of 
elective that gives 3D design 
skills," said Ray Carson, as- 
sociate professor in the tech- 
nology department. "If stu- 
dents wish to have these type 
of skills this course would be 

The class will be taught on 
Mondays and Wednesdays 
from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Led- 
ford Hall. The instructor is 
Juan Rebello, an adjunct pro- 

The School of PE, Health & 
Wellness is offering two new 
courses one in food prepa- 
ration and the other in gym 

"My aim is to help students 
learn how to prepare nutri- 

Khrisna Virgil 

■ WarTTB . 

Next semester, Southern is 
implementing four new cours- 
es to be offered in the School 
of Journalism & Communica- 
tion, the physics department, 
and the School of PE, Health 
& Wellness. 

As of January a course in 
group dynamics, 3D computer 
aided drafting, gym climb- 
ing and food preparation, will 
be offered, helping Southern 
keep up with other university 

A course in group dynam- 
ics that is being offered by the 
School of Journalism & Com- 
munications, aims to help stu- 
dents develop skills in small 
group communication. Lor- 
raine Ball, instructor of the 
class and associate professor 
in the School of Journalism & 
Communication, said that it 
will be taught as an interactive 
course with practical applica- 
tion of certain skills. 

"The class will explore dif- 
ferent communication and 
leadership styles, gender is- 
sues, how to direct and moti- 
vate others and manage con- 
flict," Ball said. 

White said the class will 
explore preparation of dishes 
from Chinese, Hispanic and 
African American groups and 
students are required to have 
taken a course in nutrition be- 
fore registering. 

Gym Climbing, the other 
new course being offered, is 
the first indoor rock-climbing 
course and will be taught by 
Mike Boyd, assistant profes- 
sor in the School of PE, Health 
& Wellness. It aims to teach 
basics in rock climbing, knots 
and bullaying. The class will 
be taught on Tuesdays from 3 
p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Boyd said by 
the end of the class he hopes 
that students develop a love 
for climbing. 

Mounia Joseph a sopho- 
more nursing major said, "I 
think it is a good idea that 
Southern is expanding the 
courses being offered here, it 
will help us to be better." 

only a minority of them are 
music majors. One thing he 
is looking for in performers is 
good sight-reading skills. 

"We have six weeks between 
concerts," he said. "We have to 
pick up music quickly." 


Continued from Pg. 1 

religion major, has at- 
tended the Wind Symphony 
Christmas concert every year 
since she has been at South- 
ern. She said her favorite piece 
in this year's concert was "Jin- 
gle Bells" played by the jazz 
ensemble, with the voice of 
Gennevieve Brown-Kibble. 

Even though the public re- 
ally appreciated the concert, 
first flautist and senior music 
major Bekah Reynolds has one 

"I was disappointed that 
Santa didn't come this year," 
she said. Visitors to the con- 
cert expressed the same disap- 

The Wind Symphony is 
composed of around 50 mem- photo b r Trishi » Moor 

bers, some of which form the f^' Joh ? perf °T, °" ' he 

. uic hand drum dimng a Celtic musical 
Jazz Ensemble. Parsons says number. 

In spite of this relatively 
short time for practice, Scott 
Cronin, a junior theology ma- 
jor, appreciated the talent of 
the Wind Symphony. 

"They were very well pre- 
pared," he said. "I enjoyed it." 


New English professor hired 

Melissa Couser 
Siak Whites 

Southern alumnus Tim Lale 
has returned as an adjunct 
professor in the English de- 

English department chair 
Dr. Haluska said even though 
Lale does not have .a lot of ' 
teaching experience, the de- 
partment is happy with the job 
he has been doing. 

"I would rather have some- 
one with fine intellect, solid 
education, and great potential 

"Mr Lale clearly has * an an ex P e ™"»d tea*, 

, . ' that may not be as capable' 

a lot of experience 
guiding writers." 

-Ian Haluska 

Lale graduated from South- 
ern in 1986 with a degree 
in English and he said even 
though he wasn't planning to 
copie back to Southern, he's 
glad he did. 

"It's turned out to be a re- 
ally good thing," Lale said. 

Before coming back to 
Southern, Lale was the acqui- 
sitions editor at Pacific Press 
and was in charge of bring- 
ing new book projects to the 
company. He spent 14 years 
there and also worked at Ad- 
ventist Review and Herald for 
six years. 

This semester, Lale is 
teaching two Composition 102 
classes as well as a grammar 
class for English education 

Lale said his goal is to teach 
students the writing skills they 
will need in life. 

"[Students] will use writing 
in almost any major or situa- 
tion in life," Lale said. "It's not 
just [a class] [they] have to get 

Haluska said. "Mr. Lale clearly 
has a lot of experience guiding 

Some of Lale's students 

"[Mr. Lale's] a great teach- 
er," said Charity Stone, a ju- 
nior English education major. 
"I've really learned a lot from I 
him about the English lan- 

Lale says so far his expe-l 
rience at Southern has besnj 

"I'm really enjoying it, ! 
ways liked it here," Lale saiii 
"I'm really enjoying getting t»| 
know the students, they're a 
good bunch." 





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DECEMBER 11, 2008 



fcouthern has one of two Christian archeology programs 


an archeology program," King phasis major. "It's a very well 

' ' equipped program to teach ar- 

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fflristian, biblical perspecth 
■Southern felt it was neces- 
ly to begin a program like 
l s due to a decline in the 
Bmber of American institu- 
fc excavating, said Dr. Greg 
|L, dean of the School of 
Rigion. Dr. Michael Hasel, 
fetor of the Institute of Ar- 
Rology, who began working 
mtouthern in 1998, worked 
conjunction with Dr. Jack 
leo, now an adjunct pro- 
lor in the School of Reli- 
gion, to make it happen. 
Jit was] a perfect conver- 
ge of circumstances that 
it possible for us to start 

artifacts in the U.S. 

"We still believe 

the Bible has 

something to teach 

us about history." 

-Justo Morales 

"We have all our teaching 
utensils here," said Clay Perez, 
a sophomore theology and 
archeology near eastern em- 

emphasis covers the Old Tes- 
tament and the Classical Ar- 
cheology emphasis covers the 
New Testament. - 

"We still believe the Bible 
has something to teach us 
about history," said Justo Mo- 
rales, museum coordinator 
and a Southern graduate of 
history and archeology. "We 
don't use archeology to prove 
the Bible, but we use archeolo- 
gy to illuminate the Bible, [to] 
paint a better picture." 

Requirements for comple- 
tion of an archeology major 
include taking several religion 
classes, an archeological exca- 
vation and going on the Mid- 


die East Study Tour. The next 
study tour will be in the sum- 
mer of 2009, and the students 
will visit the Seven Churches 
of Revelation in Turkey. 

"It's a really nice program 
for people who like scholarly 
work, but like to get dirty also," 

said Annalee Beagle, a senior 
history and archeology near 
eastern emphasis major. She 
added, "[It] helps provide sub- 
stance for Christian beliefs." 

Chess Club revived on Southern's campus 

■Staff Wbitfb 

Chess Club is back and more 
popular than ever. 

"Chess is commonly consid- 
ered a complex and intricate 
game. Some people associate 
it with confusion and difficul- 
ty," said Chess Club President 
Kevin Liston, a junior business 
administration major. 

The goal of Chess Club this 
year is to change the chess ste- 
reotype as their constitution 
states: "The mission of the 
Southern Adventist University 
Chess Club is to promote, in- 
troduce and teach the game of 
chess to the student body." 

Liston's father taught him 
how to play chess at a young 
age. When Liston arrived at 
Southern he was disappointed 
to see that a chess club did not 
exist and had not been active 
for years. On quiet Saturday 
nights, Liston would bring his 
chess board to the boy's dorm 
lobby for a few games with 
friends and any others who 
felt like playing. 

"I realized there was a sig- 
nificant interest in chess on 
campus. The popularity has al- 
ways been there," Liston said. 
"We were just missing a club 
to hold the games together." 

Since his freshman year, 
Liston has made attempts to 
revive the Chess Club and was 
finally successful in Septem- 
ber Chess Club's unveiling at 
the student club showcase in 
September resulted in 41 peo- 
ple signing up. More members 
have joined since then. 

"I love the fact that 
chess is all about 
strategy and skill." 

-Leilani Santana 

"Kevin is a long-time chess 
player and he is a great chess 
teacher and leader," said Lei- 
lani Santana, a freshman so- 
cial work major and Chess 
Club Secretary and Treasurer. 
"Chess Club has been going 

great and we are planning 
chess workshops for students 
to get involved and learn how 
to play." 

Santana said the club is 
currently meeting every other 
Sunday evening from 8 p.m. to 
10 p.m. in the boy's dorm lob- 
by and we encourage anyone 
who is interested or looking 
for a challenge to come play 
with us." 

The Chess Club's big tour- 
nament will be held next se- 
mester. The Chess Club will 
also be taking their chess 
boards to Chattanooga Com- 
munity Kitchen to play games 
and spend some time with the 
people there for their outreach 

"I love the fact that chess is 
all about strategy and skill," 
Santana said. 

"We want to increase aware- 
ness about the game of chess 
and show students and new 
chess players that it's not that 
difficult to learn and play," Li- 
ston said. "Once you get chess, 
it's challenging and a lot of 






He is the name above all names 



On the island of Pohnpei, 
it's apparently really bad to 
9ay anything about someone's 
father or mother. For example, 
if you call someone by one 
of their parents' first names, 
you're asking for trouble. 

In freshmen Bible one day, 
one of my front row students, 
Nathaniel, asked a typically 
mumbled question which I 
had to ask him to repeat. So, 
this time, as usual after his 
questions, I asked, "What was 
that Nathaniel? Your mom 
helped you with that poster on 
the wall?" 

The entire class gasped, 

"Miss! What did you say?" 

"Uhh, wait, what?" 

Everyone eagerly informed 

me of the cultural no-no. I 

apologized profusely for the 

ignorant comment. 

Just last week, I was prepar- 
ing for the next lesson during 
my free period in the class- 
room. I heard some rustling in 
the hall; then a fellow student 
missionary teacher's voice yell- 
ing loudly. 

"Girls, stop that. I'm seri- 
ous, girls, let go!" 

By the time I reached the 
hall, I saw two of my stu- 
dents—two young ladies— with 
their fists clenched around 
each other's hair, screaming 
in their native tongue, bodies 
tumbling, tackling each other 
to the ground. It was the sec- 
ond fight that has happened 
on campus this year so far. 
Both solely involved females. 
Apparently, one of them de- 
graded the other's dad's name. 
It made me think. I wonder 
how I treat my heavenly Dad's 
name? The Name above all 
other names. The Name that 
doesn't think about knowledge, 
it is knowledge. The Name that 
doesn't contemplate eternity, 

it is eternity. The Name that I 
loosely tack on to my identity... 
"Oh yeah, I'm a Christian." The 
Name that desires to be my 
name, to take my identity and 
make it His own. 

This past week, one of my 
Bible students ran up to my 
desk before first period biolo- 
gy, eyes intensely dilated with 
concern. Just before the bell, 
she whispered quickly, "Miss, 
do you believe in ghosts?" 

The question caught me off 
guard for sure. Lord, speak. 
"Umm, well, Jasmine, I um, I 
believe that there is a definite 
great controversy going on be- 
tween good and evil that some- 
times we can't always see. Why 
do you ask?" 

"My cousin was possessed 
by her dead boyfriend's ghost 
last night." 

"Whoa, what happened?" 

"Well, I prayed for her, and 
it went away. And then it came 
back, but I prayed again, and it 
went away for good." 

"Well, praise God, Jas- 
mine." I was proud of her for 
calling on Jesus' name, itching 
to hear more and... without 

The bell rang. 

I didn't really know what to 
say or do, so I quickly showed 
her Romans 8:37-38— noth- 
ing can separate us from God's 
love— and started biology lec- 
ture, which was frustratingly 
irrelevant at the moment. But 
a beautiful thing about teach- 
ing is, you see your students 
day in and day out— and in Bi- 
ble, she mentioned this same 
incident again. God gave me 
the opportunity to write a let- 
ter back to her about His pow- 
erful love, His authority over 
evil and the Bible truth about 
what happens after death. But 
it was short-just chipping the 
surface. (I need to talk to her 
again outside of class. Please 
pray for her and her family.) 

You see? My "Americaness" 

typically sloughs these types 
of stories off— whether inten- 
tionally or subconsciously, 
I'm not sure. Mostly oblivious, 
I reckon. But it's crazy how 
these types of things appear 
quite prevalent on this third 
world island than in the U.S. I 
guess the devil doesn't have to 
work as blatantly in a country 
where people are so consumed 
with themselves. Leodiceans 
already have their gods. 

What is it about this Name 
of the God who is above all, the 
Name that makes kings bow 
and demons shudder? This 
Thanksgiving season, I am so 
grateful for this Name who 
knows me by my name and 
longs to call me by His Name- 
living in me and fighting for 
me. I pray that His name will 
become more powerful, more 
personal, more practical and 
more precious in each of our 

1 am the LORD; that is my 
name! 'Fear not, for I have 
redeemed you; I have sum- 
moned you by name; you are 
mine. For I am the Lord, your 
God. Do not be afraid, for I 
am with you; everyone who 
is called by my name, whom I 
created for my glory, whom I 
formed and made." 

-Isaiah 42:8; 43:1, 3, 5, 7 


Chris eloign 

Religion Editorl 

chrisc!ouzet@southern.e4 1 




Venessa Cutz 

Out of control. 

fnniTOimn-OH — _ — 

I left my hands of the 


The sun sets 

And merely watch in hot 

And the light of day 

And shock 

Fades away, 

And the crumbling of th 

My hope with it. 


I go to bed, 

How did this happen? 

Thoughts and questions 

I thought the foundation 

Thrashing through my 

Was strong? 


I cannot bear it anymore 

I feel so alone: 

And put my head in my 

I call out to my God 


But there is no movement: 

And sob. 

Heaven stirs not. 

But my God does not 

The tears pour down my 

comfort me; 


Heaven stirs not. 

And wet my pillow. 

I squeeze my teddy bear 

I pull the covers over my 

Close to my aching heart 


I call one last time to my 

And hug my knees tight; 


I am alone 

He does not answer. 

And empty. 


Where is my God who 

I know my God, 


He is there; He must be 

Not to forsake me? 


Why does He allow me to 

He hears my call, 


I know He does. 

Such pain and turmoil? 

The tears slow down 

The walls I built so carefully 

And soon stop. 

Around my life 

I cannot feel my God 

Are crumbling down, 

But I know He hears me 

With no mercy. 

And I know He will answer 

This world I tried so hard to 


Is quickly spinning 

I just have to hang on. 





Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Quirks of Ghana: "Thank you, poo poo?" 

Nick Livanos 


The scent. Sometimes it's 
more like a smell. 

Did you know that in West 
Africa oranges are actually 
green? Or that people carry 
things almost exclusively on 
their heads? Or that when 
people clap, they do it in uni- 

There are two kinds of ma- 
laria medication: the cheap 
stuff and the expensive stuff. 
Both are pretty equal at pre- 
venting malaria. The differ- 
ence between the two is that 
the cheap stuff will cause hal- 
lucinations. However, it is my 
opinion (as a person currently 
taking the expensive kind) that 
preventing malaria apparently 
requires messing with your 
brain a bit. I cannot recall an- 
other time in life when I have 
had such vivid dreams. Every. 
Single. Night. Last night I was 
part of an epic bank robbery. 
Sometimes I was a robber, 
and then in that way that only 
makes sense in dreams, some- 
times I was a hostage. For a 
(little while there was a flame- 
Ithrower involved. And for a 
[long while, there was a too tan, 
', curly-haired blond 
jdude trying to date my mom. 
put my mom wasn't even my 
™om. And in dreams, it can be 
ilike that and still make sense. 
I So anyway, I don't have 
Maria... yet. But there's still 

As a greeting in Ghana, peo- 

e say, "You are welcome." 
^"d when people respond to 

How are you?" with, "Fine," 
f actual 'y means they're do- 
pe really well. "Fine" is like 
ping, "Amazing." The native 
Jiguage over here is called 
r e [>-way"]. To say thank 
[° u „ ln Ewe .yousay alcpe ["ack- 

' ]■ If you want to say thank 
1 Ve ry much, just throw in 

"ka" a>couple times after your 
akpe. Akpe ka ka. When I first 
heard this, I thought, "Thank 
you, poo poo?" But I was as- 
sured it is perfectly accept- 

In Africa, they sell ice cream 
in a plastic bag. It's called Fan 
Ice and it is good. They make 
something starchy from cas- 
sava called fufu. It is bad. They 
have soda in big glass bottles 
that you can't open with your 
hands. I can get down with 

A man asked me to take his 
picture, but he want- 
ed money for it. He 
walked away mum- 
bling profanity as I 
explained that I didn't 
really want his pic- 
ture in the first place. 
Then I told the kids to 
stop saying those bad 

Another man cut 
open coconuts he had 
just chopped down 
from a tree so I could 
drink the milk. 

There is a seam- 
stress lady who says 
I should marry her 
daughter. It's a funny 
joke. Her daughter 
lives in another town 
and we have never 
met. But we talked on 
the phone today for a while 
when her mother called her 
up. I'm not so sure it's a joke 

Everywhere we go, kids act 
like we're celebrities. They 
scream and come running. 
They try desperately to touch 
us. If you high-five one, they 
all want to high-five. Today I 
did several quick drawings like 
autographs for the masses. A 
giraffe for this kid, an ostrich 
for that one, an elephant for 
another. I have played little 
boy's heads like drums to the 
amusement of the masses. We 

wrote in the dirt to learn each 
other's names. Everything I 
say and do is funny. They hold 
my hands when we walk. 

If a white person is de- 
pressed, all they need to do is 
go to Africa and hang out with 
the children. Instant remedy, 

Every night before I go to 
bed I read a little note from 
one of my friends. They got 
together and snuck them into 
my bag before I left, and there 
are a lot of them. It makes a 
difference. Akpe ka ka. 

When we drive, you can 
smell the diesel exhaust from 


the story 

is more like a 

smell. It's in the 

little things that 

make you close 

your eyes and 


the scent of burning plastic 
lingers like when I practiced 
pyromania as a kid. When we 
first landed, the aroma of the 

airport reminded me of the 

way hostels smell. Our soap 

smells like Sticky Bumps surf 

wax, so everytime I wash my 

hands, I think of surfing with 

Shannon I&ler. 

These are all silly little 
details. None of them are 
of much consequence. But 
sometimes the story is in the 
little details. 

Sometimes the story is 
more like a smell. 

It's in the little things that 
make you close your eyes 
and remember. All the tiny 
details that don't amount re 
/a plot, but to a feeling; so 
that if you ever catch a hint 
of it a couple years down the 
road, you take,a deep breath 
and sigh, "Africa." 




Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

rachelhopki ns@southern .edu 

Putting the holidays into practice 

Don R) ma 


Three-hundred and seven- 
ty-seven years ago, in 1621, a 
group of Pilgrims threw a feast 
that lasted for about three 
days. Joining them were King 
Massasoit of the Wampanoag 
Indians and about 90 of his 

This feast was one of sin- 
cere thanksgiving for having 
endured the winter and sum- 
mer in their new land. Had it 
not been for the Wampanoags 
helping the new settlers, histo- 
rians may be hunting for their 
history like they are some of 
the early settlers in North Car- 
olina at Fort Raleigh. Whether 
you presume the Pilgrim feast 
was the first Thanksgiving or 
any one of several in the new 
colonies, the tradition of giving 

thanks endures, as it should. 

Unlike our meals today, 
their meal was simpler. The 
historical record shows that 
their meal had a lot of water 
•fowl, deer and was heavy on 
the meat side of the food pyra- 
mid. Chances are there were 
few vegetables and most cer- 
tainly no turkey, pies, or veg- 
gies like those that most likely 
adorned your tables yesterday. 
Yet, in their simple way, they 
gave thanks and were happy. 

Thanksgiving has evolved. 
Like the changes and additions 
of the modern menu, so are the 
things that we have reasons to 
give thanks for. Yet, how many 
take our freedoms and things 
we are so benevolently given 
and blessed with for granted? 
It's never too late to say thanks 
for what we receive. You don't 
have to wait until a set day in 

Get your Green On 

Vexation: Too many 
gifts that people want to 
regift to their local landfill. 
Solution: Give environ- 
mentally responsible gifts! 
There are tons of options. 
Organizations like World 
Vision, Compassion Inter- 
national, Heifer Interna- 
tional and ADRA all pro- 
vide gift catalogs or simply 
animal donations for those 
in need. Other organiza- 
tions have a more green 
focus, like The Nature Con- 
servancy, and allow you 
to give the gift of planting 
trees in other countries. 
Co-op . rica's Web site 

( provides 
links to Web sites where 
you can purchase fair trade 

Clarification: Shop- 
ping for gifts online is better 
for the environment than 
driving all around town. 
However, if you like to see 
something in person before 
buying it, take a drive down 
town to the World Next 
Door. They provide fair 
trade items from all over 
the world. Their open house 
this weekend (see section at 
left) is a great time to check 
out their goods and learn 
more about what fair trade 
is all about and how it's 
better for the environment, 
and people in general. 

associated with Christianity. 
In fact, like the Easter egg and 
bunny, the events originally 
celebrated on Dec. 25 come 
right out of old pagan mythol- 

Yet, when we look around 
us now at all the hype, glam- 
our and glitter, and compare 
it with the simple, humble 
birth of the babe in a man- 
ger, one has to really wonder 
if our priorities really match 
His. Clearly the historical re- 
cord of his life show little in 
terms of last minute shopping 
at Macy's or Penney's for those 
last minute items, yet His gift 
to us is probably the greatest 
gift one could receive. And one 
you won't find "on sale now at 

So as we enter this season, 
let us not forget to give thanks. 
Not only for the comforts and 
material things we enjoy, but 
also for things yet to come that 
we don't and can't understand 
until the day in which we per- 
sonally give thanks to the Giv- 
er of the greatest gifts, whose 
humble and simple beginnings 
we remember, year round. 

Editor's Note: Don Rima 
wrote this article the day 
after Thanksgiving, but don't 
dismiss it as old news. You'll 
the birth of Christ or much of find his conclusion is right on 
anything to do with anything fime. 

November to give thanks for 
the benevolences of other peo- 
ple or of a benevolent God. 

Today is Black Friday. This 
is the day that all the stores 
are falling over themselves 
and each other to remind us 
just how few days we have left 
to spend all our cash and max 
out our credit cards for Christ- 
mas spending. These are the 
stores that tell us how much 
glitter and lights we need to 
have on our tree and how big 
our tree needs to be. That is, if 
we let them. 

For those few merchants 
that haven't been hawking 
their Christmas wares since 
mid-September, this is the 
time to join with the rest of the 
selling world in reminding us 
how much we need to spend 
on presents, decorations and 
more food for this season... 
and anything else they can un- 
load in our cars. 

All this in remembrance of 
a baby, found in a manger, in 
swaddling cloths, somewhere 
in the spring of what is esti- 
mated to be about 3 B.C. We're 
not given the actual birth date 
of the Christ child and per- 
haps for good reason. There is 
no dispute that Dec. 25's ori- 
gins have nothing to do with 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

"Playing the Changes: 
The Jazz Photographs of 
Milt Hilton" 

Chattanooga African 
American Museum 
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, 
Dec. 11 (through Friday, Jan. 9) 
$3 for students with ID's 

World Next Door's 
"Christmas Open House" 

100 Market St., 


5-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 



Chattanooga Zoo's 
"Holiday Lights" 

Warner Park 
5:30-8 p.m., Saturday, 
Dec. 13 

$6 for adults 

"The Nutcracker" 

Tivoli Theater, 


8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 J 

Ticket prices vary 

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Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

zackl ©southern .edu 

Volleyball double header comes to Southern 

Team Helix and team Ho- 
meostasis faced off Tuesday 
ight in a girls spike-a-thon. 
h e two teams went back and 
orth during the whole first 
lame reminding the crowd 
Ind each other that they were 
j it to win it. 

Coining down to the wire, 
earn Homeostasis only led by 
_ couple points until Brooke 
)urst decided that game one 
lad gone on long enough. She 
1 unreturnable spike to 
feam Helix that left them in 
fonfusion and in no position 

win the first match. Homeo- 

asis ended with a victory. 

"My team worked really 

hard that whole first match 
and I just wanted to make sure 
we were rewarded with a vic- 
tory," said Brooke Durst, a 
freshman religious education 

Homeostasis started the 
second match with much con- 
fidence and strategy, in order 
to avoid another close- match. 
Their plan was successful. 

Amber Dawson stepped up 
to the net toward the end of 
game two to seal the deal. Af- 
ter a couple of her spikes the 
game was over with Homeo- 
stasis winning both matches. 

"I'm really proud of our 
team, because we struggled 
through the season but we 
ended it strong," said Amber 
Dawson, a sophomore psy- 

chology major. 

In defeat, team Helix still 
showed sportsmanship along 
with a Christian attitude to- 
ward Homeostasis. 

"I'm not sure what hap- 
pened," said BernelleTaitague, 
a senior health science major. 
"They're obviously a good 
team and we haven't played 
for a week which threw us off 
a little bit." 

On the men's side, team 
Cool Breeze went up against 
team Bromance in a game that 
wasn't decided 'till the very 
end. From the very start both 
teams were neck and neck on 
the scoreboard and evenly 
matched physically, causing 
their opponent to use their 
brain over their muscle. 

Cesar Bernardino did just 
that with his ability to trick his 
opponent by switching which 
hand he would spike the ball 
with. Left or right-handed 
Bernardino showed that skill 
is needed besides athleticism 
to defeat your opponent. Cool 
Breeze took game one 25-23. 

"A lot of times people ex- 
pect you to hit with the same 
hand so they can know where 
to block," said Cesar Bernardi- 
no, a sophomore allied health 
major. "When you can hit with 
both hands it opens up the 

Despite a close first loss, 
team Bromance was deter- 
mined to have their revenge 
and they did by defeating Cool 
Breeze 25-19 during the sec- 

ond game. Mike Johns came 
out strong during game two 
and caused Cool Breeze to 
make too many mistakes with 
no recovery. 

Game three would decide 
it all and both teams contin- 
ued to match each other on 
the scoreboard. Cool Breeze's 
Jaris Gonzalez was all over 
the court not only by setting 
up his big guys but by stuffing 
a couple spikes on his oppo- 
nents as well. In the end Cool 
Breeze was victorious 17-15 to 
win the match. 

"Better sets and arrange- 
ment would have helped us," 
said Bromance's Johns. "It 
was still a good hard fought 




Deadline Monday at no 0n 


Christmas Concert | The 
SAU School of Music presents 
Hodie (This Day)— a Christmas 
Cantata for mixed choir, treble 
choir, soloists and orchestra. 
Several literary and musical 
styles are juxtaposed through- 
out the work, all highlighting 
the central theme of "Emman- 
uel—God with us." Concerts 
are Friday, December 12 at 8 
p.m. and Saturday, December 
13 at 4 p.m. 

Prayer Groups | 7:15 a.m. 
M-F near the flag pole; i2:oop 
MWF in the Student Center 
seminar room; 5 p.m. M-F at 
the fountain between Hack- 
man and the library. 

Add your photo | Your great 
Southern pictures can STILL 
be posted on the student 
photo collage in the Student 
Center. The photo collage will 
be on display until the end of 
the semester. Simply e-mail 
your digital photo files to sa@ and the collage 
will be updated with your pic- 
tures within days. Don't miss 
your chance to display your 
Southern spirit! 

Malamulo | Don't forget to 
watch for the Malamulo Ban- 
ner The Committee of 100 has 
promised $1 for every student 
signature onthebannerweare 
going to send to Malamulo as a 
show of support! Look for the 
Banner at Vespers, December 



December 12 

Austin Schreiner, Brittany 
Ringer, Devin Bates, Elizabeth 
Hankins, Fred Turner, Guada- 


Friday, December 12 

5:29 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - Vespers, School of Music 
Christmas Concert (Church) 

After Vespers - Adoration (Lynn 
Wood Chapel). 

Sabbath, December 13 

9:30-10:15 a.m. - Continental 
Breakfast (Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15 a.m. - SaltWorks Sabbath 
School (Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Church Fel- 
lowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel Cha- 

Adoration - Don MacLafferty 

11:30 a.m. - Connect - LeClare Li- 
tchfield (Collegedale Academy) 

11:45 a.m. - Renewal - Don Ma- 
cLafferty (Church) 

1:15 p.m. - Patten Church (Wright 
Hall Steps) 

2-4 p.m. - Various Local Outreach 
(Wright Hall Steps) 

4 p.m. - School of Music Christmas 
Concert (Church) 

Various Times - Clubs/Depart- 

ments Christmas Parties (Different 

Sunday, December 14 

Semester Exams Begin 

No field trips or tours 

Noon-Midnight - McKee Library 

1-10 p.m. - "Give 4" (Miller Plaza 
PaviTlion: 850 Market St.) 

2-4 p.m. - The GraceWalk for 
"Grace in Action" (Miller Park - 
Downtown Chattanooga) 

Monday, December 15 

Semester Exams 

8 a.m.-midnight - McKee Library 

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Hot Drinks on the 
Promenade (Student Center) 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Book Buy Back 
(Campus Shop) 

3:30 p.m. - Undergraduate 

Tuesday, December 16 

Semester Exams 

Last day to make up Winter & 
Summer 2008 incompletes 

8 a.m.-midnight - McKee Library 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Book Buy Ba< 
(Campus Shop) 

Noon - Tornado Siren Test 
7 p.m. - School of Nursing D 
tion & Rho Iota Induction (Chu 

Wednesday, December 17 

Semester Exams 

9 a.m.-5 pjn. - Book Buy B; 
(Campus Shop) 

5 p.m. - McKee library Clo: 

7 p.m. - Winter Commence 
(lies P.E. Center) 

Thursday, December 18 

Christmas Break 
McKee Library Closed 
No Classes 

University Health Center Closed 
9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Book Buy Back 
(Campus Shop) 

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Schaller, David Ramirez, Jen- 
nifer Espinoza, Joe Frescino, 
Lauren Caradonna, Liz 01- 
ivencia, Tyson Hall 

December 14 | Cliff Olson, 
Donovan Sailo, Elizabeth Er- 
skine, Jeffrey Harper, Joshua 
Istueta, Lacy Edney, Tara 

December 15 | Andrea Face- 
mire, Andrew Knittel, Chris- 
tina Sanders, Connie Cox, 
Elida Pacheco, Hendel Butoy, 
Jacqui Reed, Jane Mashburn, 
Julie Tillman 

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Adam Wamack 
Humor Editor 


What will really happen to your resolutions? 

Adam Wamack 
Humm Ennm — 

You say you'll read that 
book you bought and have 
meant to read, but once it 
comes down to it, after the 
first chapter, you'll actually 
just watch it gather dust in the 

You say you'll study for 
the MCAT, LSAT, Nurs- 
ing Program, CPA, etc. but 

once it comes down to it, after 
an hour of attempted study, 
you'll actually just laugh at the 
mere thought of studying. 

You say you'll get your 
sleep schedule back on 
track, but once it comes down 
to it, after one day of setting 
your alarm for 8:30 a.m., 
you'll actually just sleep the 
days away with the excuse that 
you have been tired all semes- 

You say you'll stop watch- 
ing so many movies/TV 
shows, but once it comes 
down to it, after remember- 
ing that you hoarded 55 GB 
worth of movies/TV shows in 
anticipation of not having the 
entire world's-media library at 
your fingertips, you'll actually 
watch twice as many. 

You say you'll start run- 
ning again, but once it comes 
down to it, after trying it twice, 
you'll actually just sleep all the 
more. - 

You say you'll prepare 
yourself mentally for the 
upcoming semester, but 

once it comes down to it, after 
you understand the trauma 
you've endured, you'll actually 
just try to recover mentally 
from the last semester. 

You say you'll work for at 
least two weeks at some 
store near your house to 
make a few extra dollars, 

but once it comes down to it, 

after searching for two weeks, • • # • • 

you'll actually just realize that 

trying to find a job in the cur- Things You Should 

rent state of our economy is Actually Find Time to Do: 

like trying to find an honest 

CEO on Wall Street. Relax-you deserve it, I hope. 

You say you'll be proud 
of the bank account num- 
bers you have struggled to 
build over the past semes- 
ter, but once it comes down 
to it, after some more careful 
analysis, you'll actually just 
cry yourself to sleep as you re- 
member paying $800 for next 
semester's text books. 

Get your devotional life 
back on track— God should 
never be left to the side or low- 
ered on the priority list. 

Spend time with family/ 

Invent a new source of 
clean energy to replace 

oil— please, for all our sakes! 

itudent dies 

hily Young 

Green, a part-time 
uiness student at Southern, 
^private person and even 
Jer struggle with cancer 
ielf until she died on Jan. 
Even a close friend, 
racial work major Kim- 
^icks, did not know the 
riousness of Green's illness. 
~~ "I wish 

I knew 
I just feel 
bad, like 
more that 
I could've 
said Ricks, 
in knew Green was sick, but 
inotknow any of the details 
her illness. 

and Green became 
ends two years ago when 
4s came to Southern. They 
wd the bond of both being 
jer students and also being 

mpsn't a very social per- 
said. "I just hope 
idn't leave this world 
^fe nobody cared." 
Green, originally from Ber- 
Ijr diagnosed with 
"""J least several months 







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lies party hosts a "classy" night 


Students dressed up in 
suits, dresses, bow ties and 
other costumes to attend lies 
Royal, the game-themed SA 
mid-winter party held in the 
gym last Saturday night. 

"It was like I walked into a 
'70s James Bond movie," said 
Jacob Gemmell, a sophomore 
media production major? "I 
like that many dressed up too. 
It made the party more fun." 

Tables were set up with 
games like UNO, Dutch Blitz, 
Life, Taboo, Jenga and more. 
The winner of each game 
walked away with tickets that 
could be used atthe prizebooth 
later. Meanwhile, waitresses 
walked around serving addi- 
tional drinks and sandwiches 
to those playing games. 

"It was really fun to walk 
around and see peoples' re- 
actions to the service and the 
party," said Chelsea Foster, a 

Raymond Mills, right, plays a game of Lift 

Photo by Marlin Thorman 
SA's Mid-winter party on Saturday night. 

senior biology major and SA For those who wished for a high roller table was that you 
parliamentarian who was one bigger challenge, a high roller could play whatever game you 
of the waitresses. "When I table was set up in the middle wanted," said Abdiel Ortiz- 
first started serving, everyone of the gym. 

seemed really impressed." "The advantage of the see party, pace 4 

Students now able to read Accent articles online 

Hannah Kuntz 

Copy Fnrrnp 

The Southern Accent has 
officially debuted the latest 
version of its Web site and 
hopes to continue to make ad- 
ditional improvements and 
changes during the course of 

the semester. 

The Web site, which was cre- 
ated by Matt Zuehlke, a soph- 
omore computer systems ad- 
ministration major, launched 
its beta Web site in November 
2008. The Web site is updated 
every Thursday with the lat- 
est stories and allows readers 

to log in and leave comments, 
find archived stories and 
e-mail staff. 

Laure Chamberlain, associ- 
ate professor in the School of 
Journalism & Communication 
and Accent sponsor, hopes 
that additional changes will be 
added, including more inter- 

active features like maps, polls 
and graphics. 

"Our skills exist," Cham- 
berlain said. "We just have 
yet to coordinate them for 
the Accent. I'd like to see 
our Web editor and our 

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intramurals on page 9. 


Check out the new 
Wellness Center eatery 
on page 3. 



Tuition increase low 

Emily Kay 

With prices of commodities 
skyrocketing due to economic 
downfall, Southern is doing 
what it can to help students 
afford higher education. 

In May 2009 Southern will 
implement a 3-49 percent 
tuition increase, which is the 
lowest increase the university 
has seen in the last 12 years. 

"We tried to keep the 
increase as low as possible 
while still meeting our budget- 
ary needs," said Tom Verrill, 
senior vice president of finan- 
cial administration. 

Each year the price of 
tuition raises to compensate 
for higher expenses the univer- 
sity has to pay to keep things 
running. The tuition for the 
current school year is $15,820, 
but with the 3.49 percentage 
increase for next school year 
the tuition will be $16,372, a 
difference of $552. 

While the increase in tuition 
is lower than usual, students 
are still worried about coming 
up with the finances to stay at 

"You should start thinking 
long-term," said Patrelle Ma- 
jor, a junior business market- 
ing major. Like, "am I going to 
be able to afford [the tuition] 
for another two semesters?" 

The current economic con- 
dition and no cost of living in- 
crease in salary for employees, 

which is a two to three percent 
raise the employees normally 
receive every year, are the two 
factors that are allowing the 
tuition percentage to be lower 
in the 2009 to 2010 school 
year, said Dr. Gordon Bietz, 
president of Southern Adven- 
tist University. 

"It's challenging times, it's 
painful for a lot of people," 
said Doug Frood, associate 
vice president of financial ad- 
ministration. "There were a lot 
of us trying to figure out how 
to go below 3.5 without dam- 
aging what we do." 

64 You should 
start thinking 
long-term... am I 
going to be able 
to afford tuition?' 

- Patrelle Major 

Whether or not the econ- 
omy and the tuition increase 
will have a negative impact 
on enrollment for next year 
cannot be projected for a few 
more months, but Vinita Sau- 
der, vice president of Market- 
ing and Enrollment Services, 
is hopeful that it will not. 

She said, "I sure hope the 
economy doesn't prevent stu- 
dents from taking advantage 
of the unique education and 
environment that Southern 

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Laurb Chamberlain 

please e-mail 
-mail Matt Turk at studentadmgr@gmail.o 

Collegedale recycling program delaye 

Katie Hammond 

Due to the current state of 
the economy, the recycling 
program that the city of Col- 
legedale was supposed to im- 
plement in January has been 
delayed indefinitely. 

Joy McKee, sponsor of the 
Green Initiative Club and 
works in Southern's advance- 
ment department, said with 
the economy the way it is right 
now, the recycling market has 
taken a plunge. 

The city still wants to start a 
recycling plan, but is unsure of 
when that will happen. 

"Nothing has been can- 
celled, it's to be determined," 
said Esther Nooner, Green 
Initiative Club president and 
pre-speech pathology major. 

The company that was go- 
ing to offer recycling services 

to Collegedale put a hold on 
taking Collegedale as a client 
because of the economy, Mc- 
Kee said. 

According to the Ooltewah 
Collegedale Harrison Weekly, 
"It is no longer financially vi- 
able for the company the city 
had contracted to do the work. 
Other options are being looked 

Some students are disap- 
pointed that the recycling plan 
has been delayed. 

"It just makes me sick that 
I don't even have a convenient 
opportunity to recycle, and 
that it's not even an option 
for me," Jacque Liles, a senior 
public relations major said. "I 
hope to see recycling opportu- 
nities in our community in the 
very near future." . 

Ludine Pierre, a senior psy- 
chology major, was also upset 

that the recycle plan Waj j 
layed. . 

"I am appalled that p 
are accepting the 
as a reason to not take » 
against the deterioratioj 
the earth," she said. 

The delay on the i 
plan has affected the ( 
Initiative Club, and dial 
having to assess their plaJ 

"[We] are having to „ 
uate our goals since thel 
cling, is being di 
next semester," Noonersi 

The Green Initiative 
now shifting their focusl 
the recycling plan to edusl 
on conservation and toel 
things such as Styrofoi>| 
campus, Mckee said. 

The Club also has plaJ 
participate in Communitjl 
vice Day by picking 1 
on the Greenway. 

Service day to provide 5,000 hours of outreal 

Hannah Kuntz 


This year Southern students 
will have the opportunity to 
reach out to the community, 
Monday, Jan. 19 during com- 
munity service day. 

This year's community ser- 
vice day will focus mainly on 
sites around downtown Chat- 
tanooga, providing the com- 
munity with a combined total 
of more than 5,000 hours of 
service. Melissa Tortal, a se- 
nior non-profit administration 
major is directing this year's 

Tortal is hoping for at least 
1,000 ^students to sign up, 
which is only about a third of 
the student body. This year 
students can sign up online 
through specific clubs. Each 
club is responsible for re- 
cruiting people to volunteer 
and Tortal said she felt this 
would be more effective than 
the mass advertising students 
normally see. 

"I'm definitely hoping that 
we'll have more participa- 
tion," Tortal said. "For the last 
two years we've been stuck at 
around 700 participants." 

Students as well as clubs 
are given an added incentive 
to participate this year. Cash 
prizes for the three biggest re- 
cruiters, as well as to the three 
clubs with the most recruits 
based on club size, will be giv- 
en away. 

a I hope stu- 
dents' eyes are 
opened to all 
of the need in 
the community, 
and that they 
realize how 
much they 
can change. ?5 

-Melissa Tortal 
tven with the incentives, 
some clubs are having a dif- 
ficult time recruiting. Na- 
tali Juarbe, a junior business 
management major and Latin 
American Club president, said 
they've sent out e-mails to club 
members but are still short on 


TJ Limerick, a sophq 
social work major, is col 
the top student real 
statistic that can be i 
on the Web site), 
said this is his first yafl 
unteering and that becaC 
won't be in classes he If 
he might as well do sou 

Not only can thee 
be productive, somes 
find it gratifying. 

"It!s a time I can 1 
to the community ! 
people out who don'thiijj 
to get things done," saw 
Mann, a sophomore coif 
systems administration! 
who is participating wi 
ond year of communM 
day. "It's a go> 
you helped someoneo"! 

Tortal hopes thator" 
the same way. 

Tortal said, "I » 
dents' eyes are opend 
the need in the com"] 
Tortal said, "andthat" 1 
Only when we're «<™j 
other can we fiJnU'f 
given purpose. 

■^JA NUARY 15, 2009 


Illness Center snack bar opens 


ik, a healthy eat- 
j],e Wellness Center, 
I Monday and offers, 
ythiest food you can 
jampus]," said Natalie 
| one of the managers 
[ayak and a graduate 

■Garver, dean of the 

|of P.E., Health and 

said the Kayak 

"healthy foods and 

a an area students will 
Big out." 

fcvent the smell of food 
into the work 
Jer, the Kayak doesn't 

hing that will create 
•ver said. For this 

e food served at there 
r precooked. 

thy George, a senior 
I major and an em- 
it the Kayak, said other 
I options are all-fruit 
les and types of Naked 
pot offered anywhere 

Darnel Gossett buys a drink from The Kayak in the Wellness Center as 
Jolene Shaferruns the cash register. 

Some students who have 
tried food at the Kayak en- 
joyed it. 

"Their sandwiches are 
fresh and the smoothies taste 
healthier than KR's," said Sar- 
ah" Crowe, a sophomore psy- 
chobiology major. 

Another addition" of the 
Wellness Center will be open 
Feb.i and contains a hot tub, 
therapeutic pool and an area 

for students to eat and study, 
said Marty Hamilton, associ- 
ate vice president of financial 

Hamilton said the final in- 
spection of the unfinished area 
will take place next week, and 
the final details are being com- 

The Kayak hours are Mon- 
day through Thursday n a.m. 
to 9 p.m. 


pued from Pg. 1 

jdied after it spread to 

i. She attended school 

ffirn from 1980 to 1987 

pned in the fall of 

Eller, hostess at 
E's cafeteria, noticed 
|d not eaten in the 
In several weeks and 
■check on her. Eller 
g she was in the hos- 
|if« and went to visit her. 

As her medical condition 
became more serious over the 
past few months, Green was 
determined to continue class- 
es at Southern. 

"She had a lot of courage 
and perseverance," said Kevin 
Kibble, Southern's assistant 
chaplain, who helped Green 
and her family through her ill- 
ness. "She was really planning 
on being in class this week." 

Green was involved in a 
prayer group that met regular- 
ly at the Collegedale Seventh- 
day Advenrist Church. 

"She was deeply motivated 
towards exhibiting a life of 
faith," Kibble said. 

A memorial service was held 
Jan. 8 at the Gospel Chapel at 
the Collegedale Seventh-day 
Advenrist Church. 

BJ Taylor, SA social vice 
president and senior religious 
studies major said, "It's sad 
that someone could go unno- 
ticed without a friend on this 
Advenrist campus when we're 
supposed to be loving, caring 

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Harpsichord donated 

Southern acquires another harpsichord 

Angela McPherson 


A harpsichord was recently 
donated to Southern's School 
of Music, giving them a total 
of two. 

The harpsichord belonged 
to James Hinrichs, an ama- 
teur musician who commis- 
sioned it to be built by Sabathil 
& Son in 1980. When Hinrichs 
passed away in 2006, his fam- 
ily decided to give his harpsi- 
chord to Southern. 

The idea for the donation 
originated with Hinrichs' son, 
Thomas, who is a student at 

"I want it used and en- 
joyed," said Thomas Hinrichs, 
a sophomore international 
business major. "It was just 
sitting in a back band room at 
Forest Lake Academy." 

The harpsichord will be 
used in upcoming public per- 
formances and a showcase is 
possible, according to music 

Professor Judy Glass is 
teaching private harpsichord 
lessons, and one student in 
particular is enjoying the do- 


"Ever since I started liking 
music, my number one wish 
was to play the harpsichord," 
said Kevin DeBenedictis, a 
sophomore voice performance 
major. DeBene-dictis is cur- 
rently the only student to take 
lessons on the harpsichord. 

"I'm excited because there 
is some double keyboard stuff 
that I really want to do," De- 
benedictis said. "And with this 
new harpsichord, we can." 

The two harpsichords al- 
low the department to play a 
broader range of baroque mu- 

This is music written for 
double keyboards— or duets, 
played with two harpsichords. 
"We do a lot of Bach and 
Vivaldi," said Scott Ball, chair 
of the music department. "The 
harpsichord is the glue of 
much baroque music." 

DeBenedictis said that 
though the piano was an im- 
provement on the harpsichord, 
there is nothing like the origi- 
nal. He said, "I actually enjoy 
it more than the piano." 

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Continued from Pg. 1 

ZLB Plasma 

journalism students and staff 
working together to represent 
the best of convergent journal- 
ism and new media." 

Having the Accent online 
makes it accessible to readers 
who might not be able to pick 
up a hard copy. 

"I think it's going to be 
more of an asset to our com- 
munity members, alumni and 
parents because they want to 
keep up with what's going on 
[around] campus, but don't 
have a convenient way to do 
so," Chamberlain said. 

Stephen Ruf, associate pro- 
fessor in the School of Journal- 
ism & Communication agreed. 

"We have to engage in a 
conversation with our read- 
ers," Ruf said "By having an 
online presence the Accent 

can do that." 

Monika Bliss, a senior mass 
communication major and Ac- 
cent editor said it's important 
for the Accent to have an up- 
dated web site because people 
are going more news online. 
She hopes the Web site will 
not only provide readers with 
an easy resource for the lat- 
est Southern news, but also 
become the place for people 
to express their opinions and 

"One feature allows read- 
ers to subscribe to the Accent 
via weekly e-mails," Bliss said. 
"The easy access will hope- 
fully help both students and 
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Santata, a senior business 
administration major. "You 
could kind of set the rules." 

Each person who played at 
the high roller table had to use 
tickets to buy into the game 
and the winner walked away 
with the total amount. 

Students played two rounds 
of Cranium on the stage like a 
game show. Brian Nyamwang, 
a sophomore bio-chem major, 
was part of the second round. 

'The party was amazing. I 
definitely enjoy playing board 
games," Nyamwang said. 

"The event was very classy," 
said Doug Baasch, SA presi- 
dent. "It seemed like everyone 
had a good time." 

Taylor said he was really 
pleased with the party. He said, 
"It wasn't the biggest turn out, 
but I feel that the people who 
showed up had fun. It was so 
chill and relaxed that even the 
AV crew were able to hang out 
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Missing pilot in 
custody in Florida 

QUINCY, Fla. (AP) - Au- 
thorities in northern Florida 
say they have found an In- 
diana businessman believed 
to have tried to fake his own 
death in a plane crash. 

Gadsden County Sheriffs 
Office Lt. Jim Corder says 
38-year-old Marcus Schrenker 
is alive and in custody in Gad- 
sden County Tuesday night. 

Authorities believe Schren- 
ker let his plane crash in the 
Florida panhandle and appar- 
ently parachuted to safety. 

Before the crash, Schren- 
ker's life was spiraling down- 
ward: His wife filed fordivorce, 
and his financial management 
companies were under inves- 

Calif, dad sold 
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California man has been ar- 
rested for arranging for his 
14-year-old daughter to marry 
a neighbor in exchange for 
$16,000, 100 cases of beer 
and several cases of meat, po- 
lice said. 

Authorities in Greenfield, a 
farming community on Cali- 
fornia's central coast, said 
they learned of the deal after 
Marcelino de Jesus Martinez, 
36, asked them for help get- 
ting back his daughter after 
payment wasn't made. 

Martinez was arrested 
Sunday. He's scheduled to 
be arraigned Wednesday in 
Monterey County Superior 

Court on felony charges of 
procuring a child under age 16 
for lewd and lascivious acts, 
statutory rape and cruelty to 
a child by endangering health, 
according to the prosecutor. 

Tenn. presses 
TVA for details of 
ash spill cleanup 

— The state of Tennessee de- 
manded answers and coopera- 
tion Tuesday from the nation's 
largest public utility in the af- 
termath of a massive coal ash 
flood that is costing the utility 
$1 million a day to mop up. 

"I am committed to mak- 
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and doing everything we can 
to prevent any similar situa- 

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"I'm also committed to make 
sure Tennessee taxpayers 
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Bredesen promised greater 
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Thought-provoking questions on being Christia 

Tara Becker 

Question: Do you dress 
right, eat right, play right" and . 
talk right? Do you do your de- 
votionals every night and day, 
once a week, once a year? Do 
you give enough, do enough, 
serve enough? When you pray 
out loud, do you sound smart? 
Do you sound eloquent? Do 
you sound... fake? 

Do you eat out on Sabbath, 
swim on Sabbath, watch mov- 
ies or listen to secular music 
on Sabbath? When you go to 
church, do you dress up? How 
dressy? A tie? A dress? (Hope- 
fully not both.) Do you pray 
before you eat, do you pray 
before a trip, do you pray? Are 
you a vegan, vegetarian, meat 
eater or a vegetarian... that 

eats fish? Do you believe Ellen 
White was a prophet? Or is she 
just another author inspired 
by God? ' 

Do you support gay mar- 
riage? Do you support abor- 
tion? How much do you talk 
about God without sounding 
preachy? Whose religion is it? 
Your grandparent's, parent's, 
teacher's or yours? If it's yours, 
how do you make it your own? 
How sheltered is too shel- 
tered? In the world, but not of 
the world? How? Where's the 

People are hungry, really 
hungry. So we should give, 
right? To whom, to where, to 
what? Are you defined by your 
faith? Does your faith drive 
you; drive you to be greater, 
better, bigger? What's your 
purpose? If you're a Christian, 

no, an Adventist, how are you 
supposed to act? If you think 
you hold the truth, how do you 
come off as confident, but not 

When someone asks you 
about God, where do you start? 
In the beginning? With your 
testimony? Are you going to 
deliver it well? Will you have a 
whole Bible study worked out 
just for the occasion? Are you 
saved? Do you make Chris- 
tianity too complicated? Do 
you make it too simple? Who 
makes the rules? Or do you 
make your own? Why are 
there so many questions? How 
do you get the answers? Where 
do you look when everything 
contradicts, and yet claims to 
be right? Can I get the syllabus 
and lesson plan, please? 

Acclimating to the passive Christian culture 

Lemmy Recinos 


My alarm clock jolted me 
from my sleep precisely at 7:30 
a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. 
My first reaction was one of 
habit; I smashed my open 
palm against the top of my 
alarm clock and rolled over, 
tightly clutching my blanket 
against my chilled body. Wait. 
My chilled body? The simple 
thought of that was too much 
for me, and I groggily arose and 
trudged to the shower, towel in 
tow. 1 turned the knob to hot, 
and waited against all hopes for 
a trickle of warmth, but alas, I 
was relegated to another cold 
shower. Which is not that bad, 
considering the "cold" water 
is at worst cool, and a typical 
morning temperature is mid- 
705 to low 80s. 

As the "cool" water drizzled 
down my back, washing away 

soap, scum, and hopefully the 
rest of the sleepiness that was 
desperately clinging to the re- 
cesses of my mind, a profound- 
ly different sensation finally 
shook me to my senses. My 
body quivered as it responded 
to a sensation that by now had 
become so foreign that I lost 
all control. I simply stood in 
the shower, in complete awe of 
what was happening. My body 
was quivering and shaking un- 
controllably, an eerie dance 
set to the rhythm of my rapidly 
chattering teeth. I was COLD! I 
was cold AND shivering! Shiv- 
ering! Me? How could that be? 
Here I am, stuck in the middle 
of God's paradise where the 
coldest it gets is in the freezer, 
and more often than not I find 
myself sticking my face in said 
appliance wishing for at least 
one moment of peace and re- 
spite from the heat! I was cold, 
I was shivering, and I was con- 

fused. I grabbed my towel, 
wrapped myself tightly and 
rushed to clothe my quivering 
body, mulling over what had 

I had become 

used to the 

heat, and 

thus become 

immune to it. 

It didn't hit me until I sat 
down to relax after a trying 
second day of class. How could 
I, immersed in a place that ra- 
diates heat like an overworked 
oven, be cold? How could I, 
surrounded by roommates 
that sleep with fans because of 
the heat, be cold? How could 

I, who pride myself in wearing 
short sleeves as long as possi- 
ble back home, be cold? Then 
it hit me. I had acclimatized. I 
had become used to the heat, 
and thus become immune to 
it. That quickly led to a suc- 
cession of thoughts that left 
me with more shivers than 
my early morning shower. 
My spiritual life, in many as- 
pects had gone through the 
same transformation as my 
body. Working at a Chris- 
tian school, surrounded by 
Christian teachers whose 
sole purpose here is to serve 
God, sitting through morn- 
ing worships, giving class 
worships daily, leading ves- 
pers and assisting in Sabbath 
School, preaching the virtues 
of Christian life to my stu- 
dents; all of this had acclima- 
tized me to the point that I no 
longer felt the warmth of God 
in me. Worships had become 

a routine, and my dail; 
tions had succumbed ti 
extra minutes of sleep. I 
was a way to open < 
worst of all, I hadn't erf| 
ticed the change. Mj 
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many shall wax cold's 
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forme! In my efforts to] 
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a spiritual stupor, and«J 
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Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Are you dooming your conversations? 

Matthew Hermann 


"Did you get into OB this 
semester? Do you wish you 
had Adult III first? I got in 
Adult III and I heard it was re- 
ally hard." 

I became anxious. I knew 
where this conversation was 
going. Instantly, I heard an- 
other comment: 

"So where are you doing 
your clinicals this semester? 
Parkridge, oh... ok, do you like 

I gulped and became a little 
friendlier with my mashed 
potatoes. An age-old equa- 
tion was expressing itself right 
before my eyes— two nursing 
students killing a conversation 
by talking about their current 
and prospective coursework. I 
was merely one man and pow- 

erless against the laws of the 
universe. I retreated and let 
this disaster play out. 

This grievance is a typical 
sequence of events non-nurs- 
ing majors at Southern experi- 
ence: conversation, nursing in- 
terjection and then silence. To 
put it lightly, nursing discus- 
sion is the conversational kiss 
of death. For non-nursing ma- 
jors, this is merely esoterica, 
analogous to having lunch 

with an academy groupie who 
reminisces about high school 
events that you were never a 
part of. Indeed, it is quicksand 
to lunchtime social dynamics. 
Though one's critique of his or 
her practicum experience may 
be insightful to some, its time 
and place should not be in a 

greater audience of peers. 

Many may not know the 
damage they are doing. That is 
why I am writing this article. 

Rarely do people who initi- 
ate conversational black holes 
have malicious intent. Howev- 
er, before you speak of ASAP or 
how hard the Procalc was, ask 
yourself, "In what context am I 
giving this information?" Just 
as Spanish-speakers know the 
rudeness of speaking Spanish 
around their English-speaking 
friends, nursing jargon should 
be restricted to those who can 
speak it. Because of its harm- 
ful effects, nursing discussion 
should not even be a conver- 
sation of last resort. Silence is 

I must make a disclaimer. I 
believe this is applicable to all 
majors. I just find that the fre- 
quency of nursing discussion 
is more prevalent than film or 
social work (maybe because 
there are more nursing stu- 
dents?). Instead of excluding 

ourselves or seeking comfort 
in conversation, T ask that we 
broaden our perspective of 
what it means to communi- 
cate with others in lunchtime 
discourse. Instead of exil- 
ing those with otherness, we 
should be respectful and con- 
nect with them as well. 

Though this may be a little 
intrusive, pause and think of 
the many conversation topics 
that are outside the milieu of 
our major. For once give your- 
self a break and talk about top- 
ics that are non-school related. 
It would make the conversa- 
tion more interesting and shed 
light onto you as a person, not 
as a nursing, history, or [insert 
major here] student. Beyond 
that, it would also give others 
a topic that everyone can con- 
tribute to. 

International travel: Making conversation count 

Hannah Kuntz 

Copy Fnimu 

The shop is crowded. Bags, 
belts and hammocks sway 
softly in the rhythm of the 
balmy Roatin breeze. I step 
inside out of the sunny after- 
noon, my eyes adjusting to the 
dim light and my nose taking 
in the smell of leather, fabric 
and creamy coconuts. I gaze 
around, overwhelmed by the 
huge selection of colorful sou- 

"iHola! iComo esta?" I ask 
politely, my parents trailing 
behind me. 

"iT\i puedes hablar Espa- 

The question is more of a 
surprised statement. A big 
gnn flashes across the girl's 
face, revealing braces. A native 
with braces? I muse. Weird, I 
mean it's just something I'd 
ne ver seen before. At. first 
sl >e's businesslike. She watch- 
es me intently as my eyes wan- 

der around. I hate shopping 
with someone breathing down 
my neck so I try to walk away 
politely, asking if I can look 
around. I hope she'll get the 
hint that I'll let her know if I 
need anything. She doesn't. 
Instead she follows me around 
the store, but she's so sweet I 
can't stay mad. Two other girls 
appear and start talking to my 

My mom buys a tablecloth; 
a brilliant burst of blue high- 
lighting a traditional Guate- 
malan pattern. We bargain 
with them, and soon our pile 
of purchases grows. I feel 
them warming up to us. I ask 
questions about where they're 
from, their names, how they 
weave. Even though they're 
Guatemalan, they spend most 
of their time here in Honduras 
selling souvenirs on the island. 
Who knew that my struggles 
to learn. Spanish would be 
used in this way? I suddenly 

realize I'm not just a customer 
anymore; I'm someone who's 
taken an interest in their lives. 
I come to the hasty and justi- 
fied conclusion that knowing 
a person's language enables 
you to topple the barriers of 
culture, to make a friend in 
minutes instead of years. My 
interest melts their facade. I'm 
no longer a haughty American 
gringo, I'm a friend. And then 
the biggest surprise comes. 

As we prepare to leave, Ev- 
elyn, the owner of the shop 
who can't be much older than 
her twenties, looks at my mom 
and tells her she reminds her 
of her own mother who passed 
away just six months ago. The 
tears begin to spill out of her 
dark eyes and she can't wipe 
them away. One tear turns 
into a salty waterfall. We don't 
know what to do, b.ut I do the 
only thing that seems right- 
I throw my arms around her, 
my own eyes beginning to fill. 

We ask her if she knows she 
has the promise she'll see her 
mother again at the resurrec- 
tion. She nods. We leave them 
then, but it's not the end, it's 
the beginning— the beginning 
of a friendship that transcends 
language and distance. Trav- 
eling with a purpose can lead 

portunity, let us do good to all 
people, especially to those who 
belong to the family of believ- 
ers." (Galatians 6:9,10 NIV) 

Before we left I made cup- 
cakes for Evelyn, and we ex- 
changed e-mails. She told 
me that if I ever visit Gua- 
temala that I will always be 
welcome in her home. My 

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change perceptions or plant dad left her a copy of "Steps to 

seeds for eternity. "Let us not Christ" in Spanish. Who knows 

become weary in doing good, if I'll ever see her again on this 

for at the proper time we will earth, but I pray that I will hug 

reap a harvest if we do not give her ain beneath the shining 

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RacheJ Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

Meeting someone special in 2009 

**-' „ i T*>~i.~.,„c.*-it, whs™ nlwavs a lot of people, i 

Was 2008 a bit lonely? Put 
the past behind you. It's a 
new year and a new semester, 
which means fresh opportuni- 
ties to meet people. 

Last semester, a few articles 
in the Accent sparked some 
heated debate on campus 
about who's to blame for the 
lack of dating taking place at 
Southern. Let me be the first 
to say who cares! Are awkward 
dates with people you hardly 
know what you're really after? 
Or is it forming new friend- 
ships that may eventually blos- 

som into something more? 

Don't get me wrong; it is ab- 
solutely OK to be single. If you 
are, I hope you're comfortable 
with it and not desperately 
seeking a future mate. But it 
is always a positive thing to 
expand your friend group and 
get to know some new people 
of the opposite gender. 

If you're at a loss for how to 
branch out, here are a couple 
of fresh ideas that don't in- 
volve awkward first dates. I'm 
not really an expert on the art 
of meeting members of the op- 
posite sex, but I am engaged, 
and I'd like to think that counts 
for something. 


Get Your GrCCd On 


In light of the new year 
and the resolutions that go 
with it, one green tip just 
won't cut it this week. If 
you resolved to be greener 
in 2009, here are a few 
small steps that are simple 
yet effective. Plus, if you 
start practicing them now, 
they'll end up saving you 
money once you're paying 
all your own bills. 

1. Don't wet your tooth- 
brush before brushing. 
This will save at least a 
tablespoon of water each 
time, which adds up if 
you're brushing as often as 
you should. (I'm taking for 
granted that you already 
leave the water off WHILE 
you're brushing...) 

2. Turn off the hot water 
faucet before the cold (in 
the showr or at the sink). 
It saveo a seemingly insig- 

nificant amount of energy, 
but once again, it really 
adds up over the course of 
the year. 

3. Unplug your iron (the 
one that is NOT stored in 
your dorm room, obvious- 
ly) before you actually fin- 
ish pressing your clothes. It 
will stay hot long enough to 
finish another shirt or two 
and save some energy. 

4. Choose to think twice 
before you buy anything 
at the store. Do you really 
need it? Can you barrow it? 
Do you already have five? 
Evaluate how and of what 
it's made, where it came 
from and how far it had to 
travel to get to you. In es- 
sence, try curbing your 

Tips compiled from and "Living 
Green, 365 Ways to Make 
a Difference One-a-Day 

1. Be a hero - It's honestly 
not as hard as it sounds. My 
extremely intelligent friend 
Brittney Graves was explain- 
ing just the other day how 
smooth it would be for a guy 
to purchase a giant umbrella 
and wait for a rainy day to 
walk girls to class. I don't feel 
this is a gender specific idea. 
I've seen lots of drenched guys 
bursting into Brock Hall la- 
menting about their lack of an 
umbrella. Bottom line; little 
things count. Hold a door, 
lend a hand, be a hero, intro- 
duce yourself. 

2. Be a host - Not every- 
one can cook, but everyone 
can make people feel wel- 
come. My first year at South- 
ern, I had a good friend that 
lived off-campus and loved to 
have people over. We'd make 
dinner on Friday evening and 
invite everyone we could think 
of (including an occasional 
love interest). Since there 

were always a lot of people, it 
was easy to strike up conver- 
sations and get to know some- 
one new. If you're in the dorm, 
find a friend in Southern Vil- 
lage or off-campus (or host a 
shindig at Student Park). Even 
if it's just cookies and milk af- 
ter vespers, the casual atmo- 
sphere is a great way to break 
the ice. 

3. Be a health nut - A lot 
of people's New Year's resolu- 
tions involve getting in shape. 
But don't think that a flatter 
tummy and a lower resting 
heart rate are all you have to 
gain. Hulsey is crowded with 
people who have the same 
goal. It's a hot spot for find- 
ing people who enjoy the same 
type of work out you do. Who 
knows, if you hit things off 
with that cutie on the treadmill 
next to you, you may be able to 
get yourself an accountability 
partner for 2009. Long jog on 
the Greenway anyone? 


What is your New 

of the Week Year's Resolution? 

"To do devotions more 

"I didn't make one, 

faithfully." -Alex Wade 

therefore IH avoid 

the disappointment of 

breaking it." 

"To stop eating Little 

- Aaron Cheney 

Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls." 

- Sarah Faatz 

"To balance the 

relationships in my life." 

"To utilize the Hulsey 

- Pamela Weaver 

Wellness Center." 


"To climb a mountain, 

fight a bear, eat an octopus 

"To get my application for 

and then live in Antarctica 

grad school in." 

for at least 

- Whitney Jord 

a month." 


- Jasmine Saxon 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

The Beverly Hillbillies 
on Stage 

The Colonnade, 

Ringgold, Ga. 

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 

Tickets start at $8 

The Beatniks are Back 

Contrapasso off Main 
Street, Chattanooga 
A Beatnik poetry reading 
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 

Bodies, the Exhibition 

Atlantic Station Exhibition 
Center, Atlanta 
Now through March 1 
Tickets start at $25.92 
" for adults 

Atlanta Hawks vs. 
Toronto Raptors 

Phillips Arena, Atlanta 
2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19 
Tickets start at $10 


Chattanooga Theater 

Centre presents play based 

on the Pulitzer Prize 

winning book 

8 p.m., 10 p.m., Saturday, 

Jan. 17 

Hoops for Hunger 

Chattanooga Lady Mocs 
basketball game 
Free admission with 
donation of two non- 
perishable food items 
5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17 




Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

NFL victories suggest home is not where the heart is 

Davis Wallace 


When it comes to the NFL 
playoffs, the one major ad- 
vantage that some teams have 
over the others is first round 
byes. The top two seeds from 
both the NFC and AFC do not 
play the first week of the NFL 
playoffs. Some say this is an 
advantage because it gives 
them time to rest and practice 
more during the week. Others 
may say they have the upper 
hand because their opponent 
already played the previous 
week. There could also be 
some disadvantages as well. 
Some say that teams will be 
rusty after having a week off. 
Others may say that teams 
have too much pressure to win 
a playoff game at home com- 
ing off a bye. 

Whatever the case may be 
this past weekend, it was prov- 
en that home was not where 

the heart is as three out of the 
four road teams were able to 
come away with victories. On 
Saturday, the Baltimore Ra- 
vens were able to defeat the 
top seeded Tennessee Titans 
by the score of 13-10 in Nash- 
ville. Both of these teams had 
a top 10 defense during the 
regular season so this type of 
low scoring game and hard 
hitting affair should not sur- 
prise anyone. Titans' rookie 
running back, Chris Johnson 
had 72 yards and a touchdown 
in the first half before getting 
injured. After that, Tennes- 
see coughed up the ball three 
different times and Baltimore 
was able to capitalize and ulti- 
mately win the game. For Bal- 
timore, this is their first AFC 
title game since 2001 when 
they defeated the Oakland 
Raiders and went on to the Su- 
per Bowl to rout the New York 

In the night game the Ari- 

zona Cardinals thrashed the 
Carolina Panthers by a score 
of 33-13 in Charlotte. After 
backing into the playoffs, and 
going 0-5 on the East Coast 
during the regular season, 
nobody gave Arizona a catch 
to win this game. However, 
their defense stepped up and 
was able to force six turnovers 
and they were able to keep the 
great Carolina running game 
to only 75 combined rushing 
yards. This is Arizona's first 
trip to the NFC title game, but 
for Quarterback Kurt Warner, 
this would be his first NFC ti- 
tle game since 2002 and third 

The defending Super Bowl 
champions and top seed in 
the NFC, the New York Giants 
were unable to overcome the 
high winds and a great Phila- 
delphia defense as they saw 
their hope for repeating Su- 
per Bowl titles smashed. This 
might have been the ugliest 

game yet with a 23-11 score. 
Just like the Ravens and Ti- 
tans' game this was a defen- 
sive game. Philadelphia forced 
three turnovers and kept Eli 
Manning and Brandon Jacobs 
out of the end zone. This will 
be Donovan McNabb's fifth 
NFC title game in eight years, 
and first since 2005. 

The only team that took 
advantage of their bye was 
the Pittsburgh Steelers with a 
35-24 prevail over the banged 
up San Diego Chargers. Wil- 
lie Parker was clearly the dif- 
ference maker with 146 yards 
on 27 carries and two touch- 
downs. "Big Ben" Roethlis- 
berger was able to manage 
the game and not turn the ball 
over. For the second straight 
year, LaDainian Tomlinson 
was unable to play in a big 
playoff game due to injury. 
Ro.ethlisberger makes his third 
AFC title and first since 2006 
when they went on to beat the 

Denver Broncos and eventual- 
ly the Seattle Seahawks in the 
Super Bowl. 

Can the road teams do it 
again this following weekend? 
That is still to be determined, 
but for this past weekend we 
can say that it was all about the 
road warriors and that home 
cooking was not as filling as it 
should have been. 

Basketball underway at Southern 

Zack Livingston 

Southern basketball intra- 
murals have arrived and stu- 
dents and faculty members, 
are flooding the Illes P.E. Cen- 
ter every night to get a glimpse 
or participate in some of the 

In the Men's A League the 
Crusaders took on Mystic 
Splash Monday night in an 
all out basketball brawl. Jaris 
Gonzalez, a Junior Nursing 
major, started the game with 
nine points and a point to 
prove about the quality of his 
underrated team. He started 
Ire game with three 3-pointers 
f °r a game total of four. 

Mystic Splash forward, Da- 
vis Wallace, a Junior Mass 


umcation major, was a 
force to be reckoned with and 

carried the team just to keep 
them in the game. Grabbing 
rebounds, hitting 3-pointers, 
and blocking shots only high- 

We had a 


start at the 

beginning of 

the game. 

-Pascal Nayigiziki 

lighted a few of his assets but 
it wasn't enough. 

Crusaders came out victori- 
ous with a score of 49 - 35- 

"We had a phenomenal start 
at the beginning of the game," 

said Pascal Nayigiziki, a Soph- 
omore Nursing major and cru- 
sader guard, "We played well 
throughout the game and they 
never recovered." 

In the Ladies A League 
Dunkin' Donuts faced team 
Resolution in a very defen- 
sively oriented game that 
only allowed a score of 2 - 4 
at half time. Some razzle 
dazzle crossovers by Resolu- 
tion guard, Geraldine Dry, a 
Sophomore Clinical Labratory 
Science major, added some 
excitement to the game but 
both teams stayed close to one 
another on the score board. 
Dunkin' Donuts ended the 
game victorious with 18-15. 

"We just haven't meshed 
with one another yet" Geral- 
dine Dry said. "When we do 
we'll be better." 

Erica Becker frc 

Photo by MaHin Thorman 
a team Resolution shoots for two points on Monday 
night's game against Dunkm' Donuts. 





Deadline Monday at noon 

College Bowl | The deadline 
for submitting a team and be- 
ing a part of the 12-team tour- 
nament this year is 5:00 p.m. 
Thursday, Jan. 22. Your team 
must be made up of five stu- 
dent members. Part-time and 
graduate students are eligible. 
However, only one graduate 
student may be part of a team. 
Submit your team to negron@ 

GRE| The Graduate Records 
Examination (GRE) is the ma- 
jor test used by universities 
to determine acceptance into 
graduate school. Psi Chi will be 
hosting a GRE review session 
on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 3pm 
to 5 p.m. in Summerour room 
#212. All majors and grade 
levels are welcome. Helpful 
tesf tips, practice questions, 
and answers to your questions 
about the GRE will be avail- 
able. Come, learn more about 
the GRE and leave test anxiety 
behind! The goal of our study 
session is for everyone to feel 
more prepared and to take 
some of the fear and anxiety 
out of this test! 

Prayer Groups | 7:15 a.m. 
M-F near the flag pole; 12:00 
p .m. MWF in the Student 
Center seminar room; 5 p.m. 
M-F at the fountain between 
Hackman and the library. 

Cardboard Boat Race 

Saturday night, Jan. 17 there 
will be a cardboard boat 
race event you will not want 
to miss! It is a fun event to 
participate in as well as watch. 
Co-ed teams of four will be 
^^ tasked with constructing a 
^p) cardboard boat and "racing" 
it in the pool. All materi- 
als mil be provided. Details 
and applications for the race 
are available in the Student 
Services office. Prizes for the 
team: 1st place $200, 2nd 


Friday, January 16 


Southern Union Summer Camp 

I Cantori Tom- 
Noon - DEEP Exchange Departure 

(Wright Hall Steps) 
5:52 p.m. - Sunset 

8 p.m. - SM/TF Vespers - Peter 
Kulakov (Church) 

Sabbath, January 17 

I Cantori Toirr 

Deep Exchange Weekend 

9 a.m. - Adoration 1- Alex Bryan 

9:30-10:15 a.m. - Continental 
Breakfast (Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15 a.m. - Saltworks Sabbath 
School (Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Church 

Fellowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel 

French Sabbath School 

(Miller #201) 

Adoration 2- John Nixon (Church) 

11:30 a.m. - Connect - Andy Nash 
(Collegedale Academy) 

11:45 a.m. - Renewal - John 

Nixon (Church) 

3 p.m. - Project Go! (Wright Hall 

5 p.m. - No Supper in the Dining 
Hall tonight 

6 p.m. - Evensong, Organist: Karla 
Fowkes (Church) 

6:30 p.m. - 3rdAnnual Cardboard 
Boat Event (lies P.E. Center) 
KR's Open for Supper till 9P 
Student Center Open till 10:30 

Sunday, January 18 

DEEP Exchange Weekend 
I Cantori Toiir 

7:30 p.m. - Martin Luther King Jr. 
Celebration, Robert Sims - 
Convocation Credit (Church) 

Monday, January 19 

I Cantori Tour 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
No Classes 

Community Service Day 
(Convocation Credit) 
9:45-10:15 a.m. - Breakfast, Pick 
up your T-shirt, find your group 
(Ties P.E. Center) 
10:30 a.m. - Leave for sites 
3:30 p.m. - undergraduate 

4:30 p.m. - Arrive back at Southern 
& eat supper 

6-11 p.m. - McKee Library Open 

Tuesday, January 20 

Last day to add a class 
Summer Camp Recruiting 
Noon - Tornado Siren Test 
7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall Joint 
Worship (Thatcher Chapel) 

Wednesday, January 21 

Summer Camp Recruiting 

Noon- 1 p.m. - Employee Brown 

Bag (Presidential Banquet Room) 
7:15 p.m. - SA Senate (White Oak 


Thursday, January 22 

Summer Camp Recruiting 

PreViewSouthern 103 

11 a.m. - Convocation, Alan Parker 

3:30 p.m. - Graduate Council 

(Robert Merchant Room) 

5 p.m. - Coed Volleyball Team 
Meeting (lies P.E. Center) 

7 p.m. - Brian Dunne Exhibit 
(Brock Gallery) 

place $150 and 3rd place 
$100. The deadline was ex- , 
tended to today! 

Community Service Day 

There is an overabundance 
of need in our community, 
but the great thing is that you 
can help! Community Service 
Day is Jan. 19. "Serving: Your 
Purpose" is the theme because 
it is true that only in serving 
one another can we serve our 
purpose. Plus, service pays; 
whoever recruits the most 
participants can win $300 and 
clubs can earn $200, $400 or 
$600 depending on their size. 
Go to 
TODAY to learn more and to 
sign up: deadline to sign up is 
midnight tonight! 

Student Appropriation 

Forms I Forms for SA fund- 
ing are available at the Stu- 
dent Services office starting 
Jan. 8. Ensure that your orga- 
nization receives the funding 
it needs by promptly complet- 
ing the necessary paperwork. 
Deadline for forms are Jan. 
22 for returning organizations 
and Jan. 27 for new organiza- 

Student Association Elec- 
tion Season is Here! | 

Applications for SA executive 
office are now available in the 
Student Services office. If you 
are interested in being the 
next SA President, Execu- 
tive Vice President, or Social 
Vice President, NOW is the 
time for action. Applications 
must be submitted by Jan. 29, 
2009 at NOON. Unleash your 

potential by running for SA 
office. The Student Asso- 
ciation. Lead. Serve. Grow. 

_ '.' 

January 16 

A.J. Kelley, Andrew Keyes, 
Erin Roach, Julie Penner, 
Jungsuk Suh, Keith Powell, 
Kimberly McCullough, Nova 
Schlosser, Reneze Trim, Volk- 
er Henning 

January 17 | Bernetta Shock- 
ley, Javan Arocho, Jennifer 
Kaufmann, Justo Morales, 
Lorrie Schrader, Melissa 
Caldwell, Michael Looby , Ri- 
cardo Llewellyn, Tricia Lucas, 
Will Wilkinson 

January 18 | Alix Locklear, 
Bryan Bridges, Jill Sampson, 

Matt Jones, Oscar Rodriguez 

January 19 | Ann Foster, 
Brittany Gimbel, Carli Bern- 
hardt, Erin Westberg, Kristo- 
pher Haughton 

January 20 | Becky Whet- 
more, Josh Martin, Lauren 
Low, Maxum Tier, Mike De- 
Lay, Rachel Torres, Seth Mill- 
er, Zack Livingston 

January 21 1 Ben Stitzer, Bn- 
an Wills, Kristi Horn, Richard 
Young, Sean Stultz 

January 22 | Adam Offen- 
back, Brandon Mott, Daniel 
Cooper, Joelle Wolf, Mau- 
reen Gekonde, Mj James, So- 
nia Lithgow, Travis Knowte 
Whitney Weems, Will Under- 



To add or remove classifieds email 

Inexpensive room avail- 
able next semester | Seeing 
a female to live with 3 girls. 
Located One mile from South- 
ern. Private room, shared 
bath, wireless Internet, cable, 
dining room, kitchen, wash- 
er/dryer, living room, porch 
and big back yard. $200/ 
mo. plus water and utilities. 
Call Melanie at 423-667-7564. 

2 Roommates wanted | 

Upstairs apartment within 
walking distance from cam- 
pus. Two rooms available. 
Large room $275, small room 
$245 + utilities. Located right 
across from health services. or call 

Roomate wanted | Look- 
ing for a female roomate to 
live with 3 other girls about 
1.5 miles from Southern. 2 
bedroom, 2 bathroom house. 
Would need to be willing to 
share a small room with one 
other girl. $i70/month. Con- 
tact Jenny 423-503-3404. 

Room for rent | Preferably 
a female. Less than 10 min- 
utes from Southern. Access 
to entire house and back- 
yard, including a deck. Wash- 
er & dryer. $35o/mo. Call 

Rooms for rent | 2 rooms 
for rent for female students. 
Located 7 miles from Colleg- 
edale, 3 miles from Ooltewah. 
Access to kitchen, laundry, 
cable and wireless Internet. 
Quiet home in the country 
with large deck. Available im- 
mediately for $85/wk. Call 
Angela cell: 423-280-3243 
Home: 423-238-1490. 

Roommate wanted | Inter- 
viewing roommate for semes- 
ter. Large house in high-end 
neighborhood, garage, fur- 
i room, great roommates. 

Scooter for sale | 2004 
Vespa ET-4, 150CC Scooter 
with only 375 miles! Like new, 
hardly used, pearl white metal- 
lic, rear storage compartment, 

3 Vespa helmets included, re- 
cently serviced, new battery. 
Excellent gas mileage. Asking 
$2,750. Serious inquiries only 
please. Call 706-264-9441. 

Web site/graphic design- 
er wanted. Must be willing to 
work for a reasonable rate on a 
Web site project. Contact Na- 

Guitar lessons | Be a rock 
star! Affordable guitar les- 
sons, both group and indi- 
vidual. Beginners and in- 
termediate, flexible times. 
E-mail Rika for more info at 

Ford Focus for sale | '04 

Ford Focus SVT, Limited Ed. 
Blue, all the extras, 71K, well 
maintained. $8,500, Call Jus- 
tin at 423-308-9610 

2004 Envoy XL | Excellent 
condition, fully loaded with 
new tires. Grey with leather 
interior. 82k miles. Asking 
$12,000. Please contact Sam 
at 423-503-5286. 

Cavalier Tail lights | 2002 
4-door tail lights excellent 
condition $10. Call Jonathan 

1988 Honda Prelude SI | 

pw ac cc power sunroof, pio- 
neer deck and speakers, new 
tires, lots of receipts too much 
to list. $2,85o/obo jdicker- 

04 Ford Focus SVT | Lim- 
ited Ed. Blue, " 

all the extra's, 73K, well main- 

, great shape;, $5,495 Call Justin 
@ 308-9610 

For sale | Underwater mir- 
ror. Shows clear reflection un- 
der water without distortion. 
$25/obo. Call Jason Maxie at 

For sale | C.B. Radio (mobile 
unit) with 40 channels and 
two emergency channels. $75. 
Complete with antenna, mike 
and hanger. Call George Web- 
ster at 423-728-4340. 

Guitar | Electric guitar with 
amp. Washburn X-series me- 
tallic blue...this guitar is prac- 
tically new and includes a can- 
vas backpack style case. 
Asking $i5o/obo. Call 
423-208-2618 or e-mail 

Classical/folk guitar | 
made by Hohner. Contessa 
model HG 14 and case. All 
good strings and good condi- 
tion. Looks new! Comes with a 
Teach Your Self Classical Gui- 
tar chord book. Asking $150. 
if you are interested. 

Drum set | Black, spc Tama 
Swingstar drum kit with 16" 
Zildjian Medium Crash, 17" 
Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash, 
20" Sabian ProSonic Ride, 13" 
Sabian ProSonic hats, 10" Sa- 
bian B8 Pro Splash. Gibraltar 
throne, all hardware included. 
14" Tama maple snare. $750. 
Call Stuart 706-676-1295 

RC Airplane | Radio-con- 
troled airplane, Electristar. 
Comes with 4 channel ra- 
dio, chargers, batteries and 
box, ready to fly. If you 
have questions, call Rob at 

Telescope | Message 
Meade 8" telescope. Ex- 
cellent condition. $250. 
Please call 423-503-7802 or 

Apple MacBook laptop 

13" Apple MacBook (White), 
Clean, 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo 
processor, 200GB Hard Drive, 
2GB of RAM, with latest soft- 
ware (Leopard, iLife '08, & 
iWork '08 installed). Apple- 
Care Factory Warranty. $845. 
Call Carol at (423) 396-9377 

1 Brand new pair of Smith 
sunglasses | Large fit. Po- 
larchromic lenses. Chrome 
fade frames. $150 jdickerson@ 

Build a Board | I have a 
Sector 9 carving deck, 78mm 
wheels w/ fresh Speed Cream, 
risers, but NO trucks. We sell 
all or piece out. Contact Brian 

Paintball gun for sale | 

2 paintball markers, Minimag 
(all upgrades) and VM-68, 
tons of extras. If you know 
what it is, you know what its 
worth. Steal it for $200. Call 
Jonathan 423-605-8437. 

Marissa's Bakery | What do 
you enjoy eating Friday eve- 
ning for supper? Do you starve 
on Sabbath mornings when 
the cafe is closed? How about 
some fresh banana bread? 
Delicious blueberry muffins? 
Savory Cinnamon Rolls? If so, 
call 916-847-9495, or e-mail 
edu with your order by 4 p.m. 
every Thursday afternoon 

Dog pen for sale | 6 x 6 x 10 

All hardware included. Call 
Katrina at 423-284-6954 

Missing iPod Nano | black 
8 Gb. Clear plastic case with 
black rubber back. Lost near 
gym or Brock. Please contact 
Tanya at (828) 337-6965 or 

Camping Backpack | Dela- 
tor Future Vario 50+10. Awe- 
some Pack, basically brand 
new, only used 3 times. $140 
Austin: 937-684-2254 

Netgear RangeMax WNDA 

3100 Dual Band Wireless- 
N Adapter. High speed USB 
wireless adapter for 802.11 
A,G, and N. 

In new condition and comes 
with original packaging. $20. 
Call: 423-503-3404 

Whirlpool fridge | Black, 
dorm-sized fridge in good con- 
dition for $90. Call Samara at 
423-313-0832 or e-mail at 

Brand new xbox | 360 elite 
console 120 gb hard drive with 
HDMI and all accessories in- 
cluded. 423-331-0393- 

Printer | Epson photo print- 
er . If you have questions, call 
Rob at 423-322-8738. 

Media viewer for sale 

MyVu pmv-i003i "solo edi- 
tion" personal media viewer 
(video glasses) - for 5th gen 
iPod video only. Watch movies 
on your iPod without strain- 
ing to see the tiny screen, $55. 
Call Jonathan 423-605-8437. 

Great ski-in/ski-out resort 

North-central Utah, 55 miles 
from Salt Lake City. 2 BR /loft 
sleeps up to 8. For more info 
call 423-504-7873 (Erika) or 
423-504-5188 (Brianne). 

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Bumming for the ID cardless 

Adam Wamack 

H""«" Fi"m» 

Here at Southern, your life 
force is connected 100 per- 
cent to your ID card. If you 
lose it, you may not survive 
the day, certainly not the week 
and don't even think about 
the semester. You have to use 
your ID card for everything: 
eating food anywhere, sign- 
ing out, signing in, entering 
your dorm, entering your hall, 
checking out books, playing 
billiards in the Student Center 
and many, many other daily 
activities of a college student. 
But count your blessings- 
one day we'll have to swipe to 
enter our bathrooms, to get a 
single square of toilet paper, 

to turn the lights on/off, to 
talk to friends in the cafe or 
to even breathe the air. How- 
ever, by some strange series of 
events, if you happen to lose 
your card, life does not need 
to end— there is always hope! 
Here are a few ideas of what 
you can do without your ID 
Card here at SAU to survive. 

. You're still allowed to 
breathe without an ID Card... 
for now. 

• Stand in the begging line 
outside of KK's hoping that 
someone will not want to fin- 
ish a Panini Turkey or Quesa- 

• Sneak in the back of CK, 
pretend you work there, and 

make yourself a nice meal. 

. Ask around to see who has 
extra $$ on their card in the 
cafeteria (advice: avoid wast- 
ing time asking most guys and 
those super-thin girls who eat 
like a grown man and gain ab- 
solutely no a pound). 

. Follow your roommate 
around until he also needs to 
go to the room. 

• If you know you're late, 
sleep in your car because you 
can't get into the dorm. 

• Pray that your suite mate 
is around to let you into your 
room (advice: don't annoy, 
by sly, because your suite 
mate must be an ally and not 
an enemy) 

How to let him (or her) down easy 

Adam Wamack 

HiiMnn FniTOH 

Wondering how tp say "no" to a guy (or girl, I suppose) you don't want to date, but don't want 
to hurt? Well, when they ask you out (or use some cheesy Christian pick up line) you can use these 
presubscribed, legitimate let-downs as a sure way to stay single! Try it; they're fun, safe, and ef- 

Spoken Options 

"Maybe we can just be 

friendS.* *Let-Down CLASSIC 

"I just don't think 
that now is a good 
time for me." 

"I'm just not sure what I want 

right nOW." *Let-Down CLASSIC 

"Oh this? No, this is my 
chastity ring." 

"I don't really want to 
date; I am working on 
my career." 

*Oo, I donl know I 
hang out with groups of 

Other Options 

Just wait until the problem goes away. 
Just be honest. 
Join a convent. 

"Well, maybe we could go to 
vespers as friends." 

"Sorry, I am dating God only." 

"it's not you; it's me," 

*Let-Down CLASSIC 


"Thursday's no good 
for me, I have a bible 


Adam Wamack 

Humor Editor 


The rain is gone! 

too bad it wasn't as cold as it is now 
when it was raining so that it could 
have snowed: 1 mm of snow = "no- 
school-day" for SAU. Cross your 

Traffic coming back to Southern. 

College football bowl games, after holiday 
travel, accidents on both sides of the 
highway, and being right in the middle of 
rush hour is a great recipe for unhappiness. 

Collegedale Exxon actually 
having competitive prices! 

At $1.65/gal. and not $3.78/gal. extra, one 
can fill up at Four Corners and feel good 
with still-deep pockets. 

New semester, new worries. 

Learning how teachers work and how 

to work the teachers is always a difficult \K — J 

task when the semester begins. 

Break was great! 

You got to watch TV all day, sleep in till 
late in the afternoon, eat whatever you 
want, drink soda pop with all your meals, 
and be unhealthy in general. Now you do 
the same things but there are dire conse- 

The cafeteria running out of 
haystacks on Friday. 

/ had a plate full of chips, with a bit 
of cheese, olives, and a few beans... 
not exactly a complete haystack. It 
is pretty sad that when we run out of 
what is undoubtedly the greatest con- 
tribution that Adventists have made to 
food and eating. 

JANUARY 22, 2009 


Veeze pipes, 
ause damage 

mily Young 





Temperatures in the single 
gits not only stung students' 
ces as they walked to church 
i Saturday, but also froze 
pes in several buildings 
ross campus. 

The most serious of these 
stances was in the Southern 
Uage apartments. 
Sprinkler system pipes 
Ifioze in the attic above Maple 
Hcausing the ceiling to cave 
m. Wet insulation covered 
the apartment and the water 
Keped through the floor into 
[ffie apartment below, Maple 1. 
■The service department 
Eoved the belongings of the 
Effiht effected students out of 
Eje apartments. Southern of- 
fcls offered to pay for hotel 
fommodations, but the stu- 
Eits chose stay in the men's 
Limitary because of the con- 
venience of living on campus. 
■The school has been really 
jjd," said Doug Baasch, a se- 
||r music performance major 
B> lived in Maple 1. "They 
Be been really accommodat- 

Wm service department 
^worked with the plant 
department on 



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* tudents celebrate inauguration 

Students watched eagerly 
as Barack Obama was sworn 
in as the 44th president of the 
United States Tuesday. 

The National Mall filled as 
more than one million viewers- 
came to witness the inaugura- 
tion in Washington DC. 

Brian Gauthier, a senior 
history and international stud- 
ies major, drove to Washing- 
ton DC with some friends to 
experience the event. Despite 
below-freezing temperatures, 
Gauthier and friends waited 
outside for 12 hours to see the 

"It was chilling to hear him 
take the oath of office," Gau- 
thier said. "It was such a mo- 
mentous event. What struck 
me was how committed and 
excited everyone was." 

Others stayed at school. 
Gordon Beitz, Southern's pres- 
ident, invited students to "take 
advantage of this opportunity 
to watch history unfold," by 

President Barack Obama walks down Pennsyh 
White House in Washington Tuesday, Jan. 20. 

encouraging teachers to dis 
miss 11 a.m. classes early. 

Nancy Valencia, a junior art I'm feeling right now," Valen 

therapy major, watched the cia said during the ceremony, 

inauguration in the School of "This is history in the mak- 

Journalism & Communication ing. It's totally new. When 

°ffi ce - [Obama] walked in, my heart 

"Words cannot express how started pounding. " 

Tara Becker, a junior public 
relations major was pleased 
withObama's speech. 

Record number of students serve the community 

Jason Busch 
Staff Writer 

Community service day 
at Southern turned out to be 
the largest one on record with 
more than 850 students show- 
ing up to help their commu- 
nity at 70 different sites. It is 

estimated that students saved 
organizations in the commu- 
nity more than $22,000. 

"I'm definitely excited that 
this is the most we've had," 
said Melissa Tortal, communi- 
ty service director. "I'm look- 
ing forward to this number 
continuing to grow." 

Despite receiving convoca- 
tion credit and free food for 
participation, most students 
who got involved did so for 
other reasons. 

"Serving is a good thing," 
said Chloe Perez, a freshman 
English major. "When we're 
blessed we should share the 

blessings with others. We're 
shedding light in that area 

However, there was added 
motivation for clubs and in- 
dividuals to recruit people to 
help. The top three 










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Students prepare for job fair 

John Shoemaker 

Siaif Writes 

Southern students are pre- 
paring to interact with corpo- 
rate leaders and companies at 
Meet the Firms on Thursday, 
Feb. 19 at the Collegedale 
Church from 2 to 5 p.m. 

The Schools of Business 
& Management, Journalism 
& Communication, Comput- 
ing, Nursing and the English 
department are all preparing 
students for Meet the Firms 
through various methods. Pro- 
fessors as well as office man- 
agers are constantly e-mailing 
students, distributing flyers, 
advocating the event in class 
and specifically sending invi- 
tations to juniors and seniors. 
The School of Business & 
Management is educating its 
students by requiring an up- 
per division course, preparing 
to meet the firms, in order to 
teach students the importance 
of etiquette, resume writing, 
and interview skills. 

"I have had an awesome ex- 
perience with Meet the Firms," 
said Misael Dominguez, a 
junior accounting major. "It 
has given me experience and 
helped me prepare for when I 
graduate and I am out in the 
world of business seeking that 
perfect job." 

Special guest speakers pres- 

ent specific skills each class 
period in order to enhance the 
skills needed to be successful 
in the business world. 

Carrie Harlin, director of 
Students in Free Enterprise, 
said Meet the Firms is a posi- 
tive event regardless of wheth- 
er or not students are able to 
find ajob. 

"Evern if you don't see the 
company you are looking for 
at Meet the Firms, it is still a 
good idea to network, brush 
up on your interviewing skills 
and get your name out there," 
Harlin said. 

Alexandru Mihai, a mas- 
ter's student in business ad- 
ministration believes Meet 
the Firms is helpful for every 

"Meet the Firms is a great 
opportunity for students to 
get familiarized with local and 
national companies," Mihai 
said. "Students get a chance to 
network with these companies 
and understand what employ- 
ers look for in employees." 

Although Meet the Firms is 
held semiannually in thespring 
and fall semesters, a health ca- 
reer fair is held on the same 
day as Meet the Firms in the 
spring. Southern's adminis- 
tration is hoping to change the 
scheduling in order to provide 
an opportunity for students to 
participate in both events. 

WEWJ : -I 

Southern grad returns to be librarian 

Vol. 64. Issue 14 

Thursday, January 22, 2009 

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Staef Writer — 

Katie McGralh joined the 
library staff as the reference 
and instruction librarian on 
Jan. 5. 

McGrath graduated from 
Southern in 2000 with a Bach- 
elor of Arts degree in English. 
She was also a Southern Schol- 
ar and was awarded Southern 
English Major of the Year. She 
also holds a master's degree in 
education in instructional me- 
dia and instructional technol- 
ogy from East Tennessee State 

Before coming to Southern, 
McGrath was head librarian 
at Michigan Avenue School 
in Cleveland, Tenn. Although 
she enjoyed her previous job, 
McGrath said she is glad to be 
back at Southern. 

Frank Di Memmo, media 
librarian, is pleased to have 
McGrath working at Southern 
as well. "She's full of exciting 
ideas," Di Memmo said. 

McGrath said she always 
hoped to return to Southern. 

"I was in love with South- 
ern," she said. "My parents 
had a hard time getting me to 

As the reference and in- 
struction librarian, McGrath 
has many responsibilities, 
one of which is helping teach 
classes on how to utilize the li- 
brary's resources. Teachers of- 
ten bring their students in for 
a class period, and McGrath 
can show them how they can 
find information with library 

"She's a really friendly per- 
son, and you can tell she's 
really eager to help students 
out," said Rachel Fehl, a junior 
English major. "I heard her 
say once, Tou know, don't be 
afraid to come into my office, 
even if my doors are closed. 
They only make me close my 
doors 'cause I'm too loud.'" 

Besides helping students; 
McGrath also oversees interli- 
brary loans. If a student needs 
a book or article that the li- 
brary does not have, McGrath 
can get it for them within sev- 
en days. 

Another one of McGralk'J 
responsibilities is to help « 
ganize events. 

McGrath said she 
like to see more events t 
place in the library so it canlJ 
a cultural haven. Her ideasit 
elude showcasing artwork, ij 
viting small groups to perfonj 
chamber music and bringi 
in numerous lecture series. 

McGrath said, "Yon caul 
always make it to the Hunlg| 
Museum or other events 4 
take place downtown, so v 
feel that this is a great v 
enrich our students' expef 
ences at Southern." 

Employees recognized at Christmas bruncl 


Staff Wgrrrp 

Special awards were given 
to Astrid Conibear and Pierre 
Nzokizwanimana at the annual 
employee Christmas Brunch. 

Conibear, the office manag- 
er of the School of Education 
and Psychology was given the 
President's Award for Cus- 
tomer Service Excellence and 
Nzokizwanimana, a professor 
in the modern languages de- 
partment, was given the Presi- 
dent's Award for Community 
Service Excellence. 

"It was a surprise," said 
Nzokizwanimana. "But, ser- 
vice is the type of things I do 

The turnout at the brunch 
was unexpectedly high, with 
more than 500 employees and 
their families in attendance. 

"It's one of the few times 
of the year that there is the 
option for all employees and 
their families to come togeth- 

er and fellowship," President 
Gordon Bietz said. 
. The brunch is a time to ap- 
preciate many employees. 
There are awards, not only for 
customer service and commu- 
nity service, but also for the 
number of years that an em- 
ployee has worked at South- 

"Administration wanted to 
recognize employees for their 
time at Southern, whether it 
was five or 40 years," said Joy- 
lynn Michals, administrative 
assistant to the president. "It 
was decided to use the annual 
employee Christmas Brunch 
in December and to also rec- 
ognize the employees for spe- 
cial awards." 

Conibear nearly missed the 
festivities. Her Sunday was full 
of work and she was struggling 
to find time for what needed to 
be done. 

"I was so busy that day that 
I almost didn't go. I thought T 

just can't make it today.' I 
Dean [John Wesley Taylor!! 
ended up calling my huste 
informing us that he I 
place for us at his table," 
bear said. 

Plaques were given to C 
bear and Nzokizwanii 
engraved with their respi 
recognition and a m 
gift, which Conibear s 
nice to have for the ho 

"To receive an awai 
viously an encourag 
Nzokizwanimana said. *i 
I am doing something nj» 
am indeed very appreci««| 
the gesture itself." 

Bietz handed out tl« j| 
dent's Awards for r 
Service and CommunjM 
vice, and announced w] 
ployee Recognition M 
which the vice P^ 
handed out to the* 

they work with. 

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invocation speaker gives advice 


unda Allen 


le School of Journalism 
lommunication kicked off 
md semester with guest 
iker Mike Andrews, Web 
producer and manager, for depart- 
t convocation on Thurs- 
Jan. 15- 

Udrews stressed the im- 

poce of students mak- 

emselves as valuable as 

lible by learning as many 

ft as they can, diversifying 

B knowledge and becom- 


^[Don't be afraid to learn," 

^ews said. 

lews, who shared his 
Resume with students, ex- 
ped that every job he has 
helped him learn new 
ffithat he then applied later 
his career. 

"It was interesting how he 
puch a long stretch of jobs 
him end up where 
today, and how the skills 
[uired then are able to be 
now, " said Aaron Cheney, 
mass communication 

Sdrews talked about the 
rtance of networking 
utilizing networking Web 

Students to tour Europe 

Southern plans a trip for this May 

Yvonne Saint-Viluers 
SiAtr Wruer 


"I found it interesting his 
use of Twitter and Facebook 
and its importance for net- 
working and news reporting," 
said Michael Hadley, a sopho- 
more mass communication 

Andrews advised students 
to decide what they want to 
do and to be proactive. He 
warned against waiting until 
the last minute to look for a 

"I liked his advice on how 
to prepare for my career and 
the tips on what to learn and 
focus on," said Emily Lynes, a 
freshman broadcast journal- 
ism major. 

Andrews shared his knowl- 
edge and advice as a profes- 
sional, giving students insight 
on what is happening in the 
media world and how best to 
make the most of their future 

"We wanted to bring some- 
one in from the professional 
world who could give our 
students a first-hand glimpse 
of the changes happening in 
the media today," said Greg 
Rumsey, dean of the School 
of Journalism & Communica- 
tion. "I was pleased with the 
practical examples and advice 
Mr. Andrews offered." 

The social work and fam- 
ily studies department has 
planned a European Study 
Tour to take place May 4 
through May 28, 2009. 

On this tour, students will 
explore eight different coun- 
tries: France, Italy, Germany, 
Austria, Switzerland, England, 
Belgium and the Netherlands. 
Students who wish to go can 
receive up to six credit hours 
at a total cost of $4,999 for the 
tour. The tour cost includes 
round trip airfare, hotel ac- 
commodations, in-country 
travel, one meal per day and 
basic insurance. 

Ed Lamb and Stanley Ste- 
venson, professors in the so- 
cial work department are the 
chaperones for the tour. Lamb 
started the European tour for 
the social work department in 
1989. The tour is offered every 
other year. Stevenson has ac- 
companied Lamb on the tours 
since 2002. 

The European Study Tour is 
a great opportunity for anyone 

who not only wishes to receive 
credits, but also to experi- 
ence Europe in a way that not 
many others get to. The tour is 
unique because Lamb and Ste- 
venson take the students off 
the beaten pathto experi- 
ence the people and culture 
for themselves and not just to 
visit the tourist spots. 

"Students are not just go- 
ing to see architecture, but to 
immerse themselves in the 
culture," Stevenson said. 

Lamb and Stevenson are 
finalizing the itinerary for the 
tour now and are both very ex- 
cited about some of the desti- 
nations they plan on going to. 
"Gimmelwald, Switzerland 
is my favorite place to visit, 
and Venice is one of the most 
unique cities in the world," 
Lamb said. 

Many students have already 
signed up to go on the tour. 
Brandon Pierce, a junior so- 
cial work major said, "I am so 
grateful for the opportunity to 
go to Europe I have never been 
out of the country. I think it is 
an amazing price for an amaz- 
ing trip." 


diool of Music receives Steinway pianos 

In its first visible step to- 
»d becoming an All-Stein- 
>y School, Southern's School 
(Music will be moving 21 new 
*way & Sons pianos into 
rWVood Hall during an 
■"Touse today. Doors will 
^between 3 p.m. and 6 
f anyone to come and 
the first pianos being 

ffed to have a dynamic 
,ln g team of top-level 
faals here at the uni- 
eeply committed 
|»f this project outside 
-J^rsity," said Peter 

c^r s ,r ofessorinthe 

■**. corporate and 

foundation relations direc- 
tor for advancement, said the 
fundraising has been success- 
ful thus far due to numerous 
alumni who are interested in 
Southern's music program 
and have donated generously. 
These gifts have made it pos- 
sible for Southern to become 
one of five schools in Ten- 
nessee honored to become 
an All-Steinway School. The 
prestigious title distinguish- 
es institutions where more 
than 90 percent of the pianos 
placed in studio, practice and 
performance areas are made 
b ySteinway & Sons. 

These instruments are the 
overwhelming choice of pia- 
nists due to their rich tone and 
depth, as well as their beauty, 
Cooper said. Consequently, 
about 98 percent of piano so- 

loists choose to perform on 
Steinway pianos located any- 
where from Ackerman Audito- 
rium to Carnegie Hall, Cooper 

We are 


fortunate and 

blessed to have 

a dynamic 


-Peter Cooper 

The dream of replacing 
the school's old pianos with 
these exquisite instruments 
for music students to practice, 
be accompanied and perform 
on, has been in the works for 

nearly two years. A few key 
visionaries include Cooper, as 
well as Scott Ball, dean of the 
School of Music and Ted Sum- 
mitt, a retired local Steinway 
dealer and alumnus of South- 

Cooper said he appreciates 
Summitt and his wife for their 
generosity and support in mak- 
ing this project become a real- 
ity. Because of the hard work 
of people like Summitt, as well 
as the many gifts from donors, 
by next school year there will 
be more than 30 new Steinway 
pianos in Mable Wood Hall. 
The target date for the official 
completion of the project is set 
for Alumni Weekend, October 
2009, which will be focused 
on music to honor the alumni 
and donors. 


Continued from Pg. 1 

individual recruiters received 
$300, $200 and $100, respec- 
tively, while the club recruiter 
award was based on number of 
members. The top club in the 
IS or fewer, 16-45 and 46+ cat- 
egories received $200, $400 
and $600, respectively. 

Even with the financial in- 
centive the goal was to serve 
your purpose and the students 
did just that. 

"It's something that I feel 
we need to do as Christians," 
character animation major 
Guian Goulet said. 

The end result is a feeling 
of satisfaction among the or- 
ganizers that all went well and 
a sense of altruism among the 
students that they did their 
part to make their community 
a better place. 



Continued from Pg. 1 

Saturday to minimize water 
damage, said Eric Schoonard, 
associate director of plant ser- 
vices at Southern. 

"It ruined all the carpet, all 
the sheet rock and insulation 
in both apartments," he said. 

Though the apartments 
were seriously affected, most 
of the students' belongings 
were unharmed. 

"One guy's computer got 
soaked," said Jeff Harper, a 
junior theology major who 
lived in Maple l. "If anything 
got damaged we're letting [the 
school] know and insurance 
will take care of it." 

The apartments will not be 
repaired for weeks, said Kim 
Sturm, assistant job coordina- 
tor of plant services. 

The landscape department 
and Hickman Hall also experi- 
enced flooding because of the 
cold temperatures. 

Cindi Young wades through insulation 

Week to feature testimonies 

Laurel Dominesey 

Every semester Southern 
students gear up for the Stu- 
dent Week of Prayer, and this 
semester will be no exception 
with students doing the speak- 
ing in a series entitled "Tes- 
tify," beginning Jan. 26. 

"Usually week of prayer 
has a theological emphasis 
on salvation, which is good," 
said Donnie Keele, assistant 
chaplain and coordinator of 
Student Week of Prayer. "This 
year we are trying to show that 
the Christian faith— walking 
with Jesus— actually works 
and it changes lives." 

This week of prayer will 
feature testimonies and life 
stories of seven Southern 
I students. The series will run 
from Jan. 26 through Jan. 31 
with students speaking at 7 
p.m. every night and 11 a.m. 
on Tuesday and Thursday at 
the Collegedale Church. The 



Continued from Pg. 1 


"I think that was definitely 
something our country need- 
ed to hear," Becker said. "We 
need a president who is solid 
in his conviction." 

This was the first presiden- 
tial inauguration some stu- 
dents had ever seen. 

"I thought it was quite the 
show, quite the production," 
said Stephen Wright, a senior 
business administration ma- 

jor. "I realized that the presi- 
dent is pretty much royalty." 

Some students found hope 
in Obama's speech, and were 
encouraged by the words he 
offered to the nation. 

"He did well," Becker said. 
"It's definitely cool to witness 
something like this. It's excit- 
ing to think about the change 
and what our country is ca- 
pable of." 

During his speech, Presi- 
dent Obama called for the re- 
building of our nation. 

"What is required of u s „ 01y | 
is a new era of responsibility! 
a recognition, on the p: 
every American, that we 
duties to ourselves, our n a |j J 
and the world, duties that Jf 
do not grudgingly accept hi J 
rather seize gladly, firm ± 
knowledge that there is not 
ing so satisfying to the spj| 
so defining of our charade! 
than giving our all to a difficuH 
task," Obama said. "This 1 
the price and theprontise ■ 

week will end with a vespers 
service Friday evening. Nigel 
Francois, a junior theology 
major will be speaking. 

Students will receive convo- 
cation and worship credit for 
attending each meeting. 

"Getting both credits at once 
is definitely an incentive," said 
Chris Mateo, a senior public 
relations major. "Especially 
when it is a worthwhile topic. 
I'm excited to hear my peers 
speak on issues we have all 
faced during our youth." 

Other students were also 

"I am excited about the 
idea of testimonies because I 
feel that a lot of times we are 
presented with the theory of 
living a Christian life, but tes- 
timonies present the practical- 
ity of living a Christian life," 
said Nate Dubs, a junior the- 
ology major and a speaker for 
the week of prayer. "And that's 





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Ou, lives can ge. ..ormy, so who* holding your umbr*. 



It was a rainy, drizzly day. 
Thankfully, I had checked the 
weather forecast that morning 
and grabbed an umbrella on 
my way out the door. Fifteen 
minutes later the rain started. 
My umbrella was a cute 
umbrella. It was powder blue 
and had little cats and dogs all 
over it. (It's raining cats and 
dogs!) My grandma got it for 
free from the Humane Society 
and gave it to me. However, 
like most free things, it was 
lacking in quality. The fabric 
on at least two of the ends of 
the umbrella had ripped. As. 
I was walking home for lunch 
the wind started gusting and 
my umbrella became almost 
more of a hassle than a shelter 

as it flipped inside out. I was and dogs looked very silly, 

gripping it tightly to keep it People are hke umbrella^ 

from filing away. It now has We're all shapes ,«*«** We 

a few other ends ripped and come from different ptoces. 

looks like a misshaped pity of like mypoorumbreUa, some of 

an umbrella. <» need some mending of tears 

I couldn't help but notice in our. lives. Some of us may 

some of the umbrellas around 
me as I went to and from class. 
Some were brightly colored. 
Some were massive. Some 
were obviously older. Some 
were shiny and new. Some 
were made by designers. Some 
were probably from a thrift 
store. Some even had several 
layers of material. As I crossed 
the road toward my apartment, 
a friend walked up. I couldn't 
help but feel a little chagrined 
over the state of my sad um- 
brella next to his massive, very 
refined, high-quality umbrella. 
My broken powder blue cats 

even need new parts. Some of 
us are getting our heads wet in 
rains of trial. Some of us are 
sheltered from the rain and 
toasty warm. Some of us may 
even be fighting to hang on as 
the storms are threatening to 
turn us inside out. Some of us 
may think we're just plain and 
not very exciting. Some of us 
are sporting shiny designs, but 
perhaps hiding the emptiness 
inside. Some are guarding a 
happy heart that is splashing 
with joy through the puddles. 

Umbrellas do no good if they 
are not opened and held up. 

_ are also held in Christ's 

hands. He has control over our 
lives. We may think we're hold- 
ing on to our own lives, but one 
fierce storm will whip the con- 
trol from our weak hands. We 
would do better to let go of our 
umbrellas, our lives, and walk 
next to Christ and He can hold 
our lives for us. 

There are dozens of analo- 
gies between us and umbrellas, 
but I must mention that there 
is at least one important differ- 
ence between us and umbrel- 
las. When I left for work later 
that day I left my poor powder 
blue cats and dogs umbrella at 
home and grabbed my room- 
mate's more robust umbrella. 
The difference is this: Christ 
never trades us in. We are not 
disposable in His sight. He will 
mend us. He will perfect us. 

He will never let us go. 

The Bible doesn't say [_ 
thing about umbrellas, but J 
has something to say about 
clay. "'O house of Israel, can J 
not do with you as this potts! 
does?" declares the Lord. "LiiJ 
clay in the hand of the [ 
so are you in my hand, honJ 
of Israel," (Jeremiah 18:6). 

"Woe to him who striv I 
with him who formed him,iT 
pot among earthen pots! Dr. I 
the clay say to him who fonnl 
it, 'What are you : 
■Your work has no handles'™ 
(Isaiah 45:9). 

Don't hang on. Let go anil 
let God form you as He wiT 
Let yourself be clay (or aaui 
brella) in His hands. 

The farm house: Warmth isn't just about temperatu 


Chris Clouzet 

RFimiON Fnirnn 

Once upon a time, on a 
snowy-white, secluded hill, 
there stood an old, gray farm 
house whose owner was a very 
wise man. Two sentinels kept 
faithful watch to its left. One 
was tall and crowned with a 
rusty dome, the other an achy 
dark face, a bygone figure fa- 
miliar to many farm animals 
of times long passed. Young, 
gangly evergreens slouched in 
front of the farmhouse, quiet 
reminders of the unforgiving 
stroke of winter's icy brush. 
The dwelling itself, a rectangu- 
lar nod to the pragmatic mind 
of its ancient architect, gazed 
with silent eyes across the 
wandering hills. Against the 
settling stillness, it seemed to 
sigh deeply, as if to brace itself 
against another surly winter 

Knowing that a farmhouse 
unoccupied is like a heart de- 

void of love, the wise owner 
decided to bring some visitors. 
A farmhouse, empty and alone, 
is not much more than a speck 
of existence on a secluded hill. 
The owner busies himself 
with waking the slumbering 
giant. Matches are lit and 
presently a wispy ribbon of 
smoke hesitantly escapes from 
its stone prison and floats up, 
blending into the dark night 
sky. Water bubbles and whis- 
tles in the kettle- and dusty 
games are removed from their 
cupboards. A welcoming glow 
of light soon radiates from ev- 
ery glass pore of the thawing 

Before long, footprints, 
broken into the crust of the 
windblown yard, trail toward 
the foot of the stairs lead- 
ing up to the frosty, covered 
porch. Boots are removed 
and seats are claimed. The 
ebb and flow of conversation 
filling the room is frequently 
interrupted by swells of joy- 

A snowy day on a farm in Pennsyluai 

ous laughter. Stomachs ease 
into their steady cadence, 
filled with hearty morsels from 
the pantry and the satisfying 
embrace of steaming hot co- 
coa. Glad eyes and carefree 
smiles replace soggy mittens 
and overstuffed down jackets. 
Soothing warmth emanating 
from the simmering cast-iron 

wood stove encroaches upon 
every corner of the room, dis- 
pelling the last intrusive fin- 
gers of winter's icy grip. The 
inhabitants of this farmhouse 
find it an easy task to leave the 
memories of a dreary winter 

Out of a lifeless gray farm 
house there is birthed a new 

creation: A home, 
warmth and laugMH 
friendship. Theown|| 
contentedly at eacbl| 
friends. He smite »«| 
that as long as they »«■ 
with him, they are sm 
warm. He knows ho*«| 
an old gray fan*"* j 




Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Twelve dead mice 

It's just the beginning for 

and our nation's new leader 

the new president and for our own lives 

Sarah Hayhoe 
Q£iniqn-Eqhqb — 

"What is that!?!" Tara 
stepped away from the open 
shelf where she had been 
stacking cans and pointed at 
something in the shadows. She 
didn't have to yell for her voice 
to fill the small, cold kitchen. 
In a matter of seconds, lo of us 
had gathered to examine what 
was beneath the countertop. It 
was an excuse to stand closer 
to the newly lit wood stove. Af- 
ter a few more seconds, some- 
one reached into the open 

shelf and pulled out a plastic 
bottle of cooking oil. 

"Are those what I think they 
are?" I couldn't help asking. 

At the top of the bottle was 
a hole the size of a silver dol- 
lar. Oil still filled the container 
and an inch or so beneath the 
yellow surface laid the brown, 
furry carcasses of 12 dead 
mice. Ugh. 

"It's a whole family. Babies, 
aunts, uncles, everyone," com- 
mented one of the other girls 
shivering by the stove. "Did 
they just blindly follow each 
other into the container while 
the leader was already drown- 

ing? What a horrible way to 

In the farmhouse we had 
wood stoves, frozen water 
pipes, buckets of spring water 
for toilet flushing, and now 
a colony of drowned mice. It 
was a magical paradise just 
over the Pennsylvania state 
line, and its magic had little to 
do with the wood stoves work- 
ing, the pipes thawing, the 
toilets flushing, or the funeral 
of mice. The magic was in the 
people and the memories we 

This past weekend, while 
millions of people converged in 


Graphic by Katie Dexler 

Washington, D.C., I visited the 
lower Pennsylvania hills just a 
few hours north of the capitol. 
While millions of Americans 
arrived at Dulles and Balti- 
more, purchased metro tick- 
ets and donned Obama para- 
phernalia, I drove 10 hours to 
spend time with friends in a 
frozen farmhouse. Although I 
forewent any attempt to stand 
for hours in the National Mall 
on Tuesday, Barack Obama 
has already influenced my 
life, since I probably wouldn't 
have driven to Maryland and 
beyond if three -of my friends 
hadn't flown from the West 
Coast for the Inauguration of 
our 44th President. 

Eighteen of us gathered at 
the farm without cell phone or 
internet service, armed with 
warm clothes, cleaning sup- 
plies, good food and stacks of 
games. Only one person knew 
everyone on the guest list be- 
fore arriving for the weekend, 
a fact that called for introduc- 
tions and a lot of handshakes. 
Our stories and experiences 
overlapped in big and small 
ways like attending college, 
working at camp, or travel- 
ing the world. But in no time 
we were making music at the 
old upright piano in the liv- 
ing room, sledding down the 
driveway, playing games and 
even celebrating a birthday. 

For several of the weekend 
house guests, visiting the farm 
has become an annual event, 
a very anticipated tradition of 
camaraderie and celebration 
not unlike the inauguration of 
a president with its emotion 
and patriotism. Many house 
guests return each year, but 
some can't make it every time. 
Before entering the dead zone 
around the farm, a number of 
us talked on the phone with 
one such house guest, a friend 
serving as a missionary in Af- 

rica. In one week, another one 
of this year's house guests who 
was at the farm will fly to Ethi- 
opia for a year of service at the 
Adventist hospital there. We 
have so much more to offer 
than what the memories of one 
weekend vacation can hold. 

Likewise, the ceremony and 
solemnity of the inaugura- 
tion of the United State's first 
African-American president 
cannot predict the course of 
change in the future. 

Time at the farm was sim- 
ple,.beautiful and full of what 
I imagine heaven will be, but 
the farm is not heaven. We are 
not there yet. We have to re- 
turn to our education, depart 
for foreign countries, strive for 
peace and goodwill to all hu- 
mankind. We are only begin- 
ning, as is President Obama. 
fhe beauty of Obama 's inau- 
guration as President on the 
day after Dr. King's holiday is 
both historic and triumphant 
for this country and for many 
individuals, but again it is only 
another beginning. 

Many still question Obama's 
lack of experience. He is faced 
with enormous domestic and 
global challenges from the 
U.S. economy to Gaza, Iraq, 
Afghanistan, Pakistan and In- 
dia to name a few. 

Our country desperately 
wants our new president to 
succeed. The advantages of 
temperament and ability that 
he brings to the office are 
heartening. So far, it's nice 
having a gifted orator who can 
inspire the people at home 
while claiming popularity 
abroad. However, as charis- 
matic as Obama is, we're likely 
in for more unpleasant sur- 
prises before we clean up this | 
country, its reputation and in- 
fluei^e under his leadership. 




Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

Small steps to help balance your life 

. , ul.. take time for devotions eacl 

Rachel Hopkins 

llfpcrviK FnrTOH 

This is by far the busiest se- 
mester of my life. I'm taking 18 
credit hours (I'll either gradu- 
ate this semester or die try- 
ing), working three jobs and 
planning a wedding for May. 
I'm not complaining. I chose 
this situation, but if I said it 
wasn't hectic, I'd be telling you 
a big fat lie. The sad thing is, 
I'm not alone. I know there are 
tons of other people in a very 
similar (if not the same) boat. 
So how can we keep our heads 
on straight? 

The key is balance. I know 
that this semester I need to 
be deliberate about not let- 
ting any one area of my life go 
to the dumps. Here are a few 
steps in different areas of my 
life that have worked these last 
couple of weeks to keep me 
sane. Hopefully some of them 

can work for you too. 

Mind: I feel like I'm in 
class most of the time. I have 
to be pretty strategic about 
when I work on my home- 
work. This requires planning. 
I bought a notebook-style cal- 
endar that I take with me to all 
my classes. I'm not usually the 
portable calendar type, but it 
has helped, and if I can do it, 
anyone can, 

I also take time each morn- 
ing to plan out how I'm going 
to use the "spare" time in my 
day. That way when someone 
asks me if I want to go to taco 
night at Amigos, I already 
know that I'll be busy study- 
ing for my digital video pro- 
ductions class. However, this 
doesn't mean I don't have fun. 
I have a strict policy about Sat- 
urday nights— no homework. I 
need that time to hang out, or 
Til go crazy. Don't let school 
control your entire week. It's 


Get your Green 0" 



Vexation: Everyone 
that pigs out on meat! 

Solution: As much as I'd 
love for all the carnivores 
to become vegetarians, I'll 
instead request that meat 
eaters cut the animal con- 
sumption by half. It seems 
like a fair compromise. 

Implementation: If 
you love to order meat when 
you're eating out, maybe try 
the chicken instead of the 
steak next time. If you live 
off campus, practice being 
a good Adventist by trying 
some new meat substitutes. 
There are tons of tasty ones 
to chop*" f *~.m. 

Clai .iicution: You've 

no doubt heard of the 
health benefits of a veg- 
etarian diet, but what a lot 
of people don't realize is 
that meat consumption is 
bad for the environment as 
well. Meat requires more 
resources to produce than 
other forms of protein. 
Plus, livestock accounts 
for 18 percent of all green- 
house gas emissions on the 
planet. In fact, switching 
to a meatless diet is even 
better for the environment 
than replacing your current 
vehicle with a hybrid. Bet 
you didn't realize Southern 
was so down with the envi- 
ronment like that. 

'tip and info from 

just not healthy. 

Body: Speaking of healthy, 
my lifestyle requires a lot of en- 
ergy this semester. I have night 
classes three days a week, and 
I'm often up a little later than I 
would hope doing homework. 
This means that I again have 
to be strategic about what my 
day consists of. Planning out 
an eating schedule has been 
necessary, not only because I 
want to get in shape for May, 
but also because I'm gone from 
my apartment working and go- 
ing to class for several hours at 
a time. I've started packing a 
small lunch/snack so that I'm 
still thinking clearly during my 
last class and not fantasizing 
about eating everything that's 
in the fridge when I get home. 
A snack can be a powerful way 
to keep my mind straight. 

I've also started an exercise 
routine at Hulsey, which helps 
me sleep a lot better at night. 
I highly recommend the re- 
cumbent bikes. You can break 
a sweat AND read your text- 
books at the same time. Highly 

Soul: I'm not going to 
preach about how five minutes 
in the Word is going to make 
your whole day awesome, but 
to be totally honest, I just feel 
a lot more centered when I 

take time for devotions each 
morning. My problem is that I 
easily fall into the to minute, 
read-a-chaptertrap. I've found 
that diversifying my time with 
God helps me from getting 
bored and makes the time I 
am spending with Him more 
meaningful. I now read from a 
Christian book, choose a por- 
tion from the Bible and high- 
light the best parts, do a little 
joumaling, and spend some 
time in prayer. When this gets 
old, I'll have to try something 
new. As long as I'm not watch- 
ing the clock, I'm doing well. 

Relationships: Even 

though I may not be able to 
have all the fun I had last se- 
mester, it's still important to 
make time for my friends and 
loved ones. Donnie (my fiance) 
and I may go most of the day 
without seeing each other, but 
we always carve out some time 
in the evenings to play a few 
rounds of Mario Kart 64 and 
have prayer before going our 
separate ways. My roommates 
and I enjoy making big meals 
on the weekends and having 
lots of friends over. Bottom 
line, if you don't take time to 
socialize, you'll just get angrier 
about everything you have to 
do. Be responsible, but don't 
forget about your friends. 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

"A Universe of Dreams" 

Performed by Ensemble 


Celtic/Early Music 

multi-media experience 

UTC Fine Arts Center, 


Saturday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m. 

$22 for adults 


UTC vs. Wofford 
(Ladie's basketball) 

McKenzie Arena, 
Saturday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m. 
$8 for adults 

Richard the Third 

Troutt Theater, Belmont 
University, Nashville 
Now through Feb. 1 
Tickets start at $8 for 

"Dancing With the 
Stars - The Tour" 

Gwinnett Arena, Atlanta 
Sunday, Jan. 25, 7:30 P-m- 
Ticket prices vary 




Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

A glance at Obama and his political dream team 

Zack Livingston 

Seqbis Ebjioh 

Tuesday was a day that will 
never be forgotten in America. 
Now that Obama is in office 
what will happen in the sport's 
world? It is already known 
that Obama loves basketball 
and actually has a bunch of 
advisors with basketball expe- 

Just look at all of the sports 

players in Washington: Sec- 
retary nominee Arne Duncan 
(former co-captian of Har- 
vard's basketball team), at- 
torney general nominee Eric 
Holder (former Columbia bas- 
ketball player) and brother-in- 
law Craig Robinson (current 
Oregon State men's coach). 
They each have close ties with 

So what do the people want 
Obama and his dream team to 

do to improve recreation and 
sports in schools and urban 
parks? A list from the ESPN 
archives had this to say: 

• Offer incentives for schools 
to create more teams, not 
fewer, which is what is hap- 
pening in the era of no child 
left behind, with its strictly 
academic focus. The least that 
schools can do is modernize 
P.E. by connecting teens with 
local clubs that sponsor lesser- 

known sports in which they 
might find success. 

• Restore funding for urban 
parks and recreational centers 
that have been gutted in recent 
years. Perhaps the administra- 
tion can pay for it with a tax on 
the pro leagues that do busi- 
ness in these cities and whose 
empires have been built on the 
public dime. 

• The key is getting pro- 
gressive, not sentimental, 

about youth sports. Parents 
just aren't going to let their 
kid ride a bike halfway across 
town anymore to play sandlot 
ball, unsupervised. 

Obama already has a lot on 
his plate in, but hopefully his 
love for sports will allow these 
issues to be looked upon and 
progressed in 2009. 

Two more for wins Willis Moore 

Zack Livingston 
Sports Editor 

What might have gone down 
in history as Southern's most 
[ exhilarating intramural's bas- 
I ketball game, took place last 
I Wednesday between Mystic 
J Splash and the Redeem Team. 
It was an ordinary intra- 
mural evening and students 
began to gather around court 
pne in Illes P.E. Center to get 
t glimpse of Men's A league 
basketball at its best. The fa- 
Sored Redeem Team looked 
Bntimidating with their athleti- 
cism during warm-ups as they 
■ebuted a complete team of 
Bbuthern ball veterans. Mys- 
Kc Splash, a brand new team 
Bebuting first time intramural 
Bayers, looked confident re- 
Ejrdless of the their opponents 
jSpe and numbers, 
^wrom a students bleacher 
Igrspective it looked like Go- 
Bh versus little David. The 

Redeem team was completely 
stacked with few players un- 
der six-foot-two whereas the 
Mystic Splash team resembled 
a bunch of young harp play- 
ers who occasionally played a 
little basketball. 

Right from the tip off the 
two teams engaged in a battle 
that kept the attention span of 
students but although the en- 
tertainment was abundant, it 
was the end of the game that 
made it eligible for the record 

Down by eight points with 
five minutes left on the clock 
left team Mystic Splash fight- 
ing to turn the tide for victory. 
Mysteriously, turn over after 
turn over from the Redeem 
Team gave Mystic Splash an 
opportunity to tie the score 
at 42 points apiece, with two- 
point-three seconds left on the 
clock. Everyone in the gym 
stopped and stared as Mystic 
Splash in bounded the ball. 

Teams and fans on the other 
courts couldn't help but glance 
to see what would happen. 

Illes P.E. Center stood si- 
lent as Mystic Splash shoot- 
ing guard, Willis Moore, came 
off a pick, elevated from the 
three-point line, and released 
a shot that could possibly end 
the game. The ball moved in 
slow motion through the air, 
three defenders surrounded 
Willis still glued to the gym 
floor as their worse nightmare 
came to reality. 

The ball rattled in the rim, 
the buzzer sounded and ev- 
eryone in the gym caught their 
breath and cheered hysterical- 
ly for the amazing game win- 
Mystic Splash small for- 
ward, Davis Wallace said "It 
was a hard fought game, with a 
well earned and much needed 
victory for our team." 

The game ended Mystic 
Splash 44, Redeem Team 42. 




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Deadline Monday at noon 

Adventist Theological So- 
ciety meeting | "The Case of 
D.M. Canright: Father of Ellen 
White Criticisms" will be pre- 
sented by Dr. Jud Lake. Please 
notice that we will NOT be 
meeting in our usual location. 
We will meet in Lynn Wood 
Hall Auditorium at 3:30p on 
Sabbath afternoon January 31. 
Everyone is invited to attend. 

College Bowl | The deadline 
for submitting a team and be- 
ing a part of the 12-team tour- 
nament this year is 5:00 p.m. 
today, January 22. Your team 
must be made up of 5 stu- 
dent members. Part-time and 
graduate students are eligible. 
However, only one graduate 
student may be part of a team. 
Submit your team to negron@ 

GRE I The Graduate Records 
Examination (GRE) is the ma- 
jor test used by Universities 
to determine acceptance into 
graduate school. Psi Chi will 
be hosting a GRE review ses- 
sion on Sunday, January 25, 
from 3-5P in Summerour room 
#212. All majors and grade 
levels are welcome. Helpful 
test tips, practice questions, 
and answers to your questions 
about the GRE will be avail- 
able. Come, learn more about 
the GRE and leave test anxiety 
behind! The goal of our study 
session is for everyone to come 
out feeling more prepared and 
to take some of the fear and 
anxiety out of this test! 

The Kayak | Come join us at 
the The Kayak after your work- 
out or just for a bite to eat! We 
are open Monday through 
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 
pm in the Hulsey Wellness 
Center. We have sandwiches, 
fruit smoothies, power booster 
bars, yogurt, fresh fruit, tossed 
or fruit salads and a variety 
of healthy drinks. We look 
forward to seeing you there... 
Remember, all SAU employee 


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Friday, January 23 

7:45-ioa - SA Senate Surprise Day 

oa-Noon - Social Work Field Fair 
(Presidential Banquet Room) 

5 :59 P - Sunset 

8p - Vespers, Ministerial Trainee 
Induction (Church) 

Sabbath, January 24 

9a - Adoration 1- Alex Bryan 

9:30-10:158 - Continental Break- 
fast (Church Fellowship Hall) 

9:30 & 11a - Ministerial Trainee In- 
duction (Thatcher) 

10:15a - Saltworks Sabbath School 
(Seminar Room-upstairs) 

9:75 Sabbath School (Church Fel- 
lowship Hall) 

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel Cha- 

Adoration 2- John Nixon (Church) 

11:30a - Connect (Collegedale 

11:45a - Renewal, John Nixon 

6p - Evensong, Reader: Ray Min- 
ner, Organist: Peter Leipzig (Church) 

6:30-9P - KR's open for Supper 
6:30-10:30p - Student center open 
7P - Coed Volleyball Tournament 

(lies P.E. Center) 

n: 3 op - Sigma Theta Chi Skating 

Party: Please bring student ID card 

(Hamilton Skate Place) 

Sunday, January 25 

SAT Exams (Lynn Wood) 
7 :3op - Symphony Concerto Con- 
cert, Convocation Credit (Church) 

Monday, January 26 

Chinese New Year 

Last day for 80% tuition refund 

Summer Camp Recruiting 

9a-5p - Last day to return textbooks 
with a drop slip (Campus Shop) 

4p - University Assembly 

5:15 & 5:45P - College Bowl (Presi- 
dential Banquet Room) 
. 7p - Student Week of Prayer, Eze- 
quiel Vasquez (Church) 

Tuesday, January 27 

Summer Camp Recruiting 
io:45a-Noon - McKee Library 

11a - Convocation, Student Week 

of Prayer, Kristie Cain (Church) 

5 P - New Club/Dept. Student Or- 
ganization applications due (Student 
Life &Activities) 

7P - Student Week of Prayer 

Wednesday, January 28 

Summer Camp Recruiting 

na-7p - Employee Appreciation 
Day (Student Center) 

5:15 & 5:45 _ College Bowl (Presi- 
dential Banquet Room 

7P - Student Week of Prayer, Nate 
Dubs (Church) 

Thursday, January 29 

Summer Camp Recruiting 

io:45a-Noon - McKee Library 

11a - Convocation, Student Week of 
Prayer, Jackie Torrez (Church) 

Noon - SA Election Petitions due 
(Student Life & Activities) 

5p - Floor Hockey Team Meeting 
(lies P.E. Center) 

7p - Student Week of Prayer, Melia 
Chamberlain (Church) 

are eligible for a 25% discount 
at all 4 of the Food Service eat- 

Prayer Groups 7:15a M-F 
near the flag pole; i2:oop 
MWF in the Student Center 
seminar room; 5p M-F at the 
fountain between Hackman 
and the library. 

Parents Weekend | Parents 
Weekend is February 13-15. 
Invite your parents to sign up 
and spend the weekend hang- 
ing out with you. Sign-up 
deadline is February 6 at www. Need 
further information about the 
details of the weekend? Con- 
tact Kari Shultz at kshultz@ 

Student Appropriation 
Forms | Forms for SA fund- 
ing are available at the Student 
Services office starting Janu- 
ary 8. Ensure that your orga- 
nization receives the funding 
it needs by promptly complet- 
ing the necessary paperwork. 
Deadline for forms are Janu- 
ary 22 for returning organiza- 
tions and January 27 for new 

Student Association Elec- 
tion Season is Here | Ap- 
plications for SA executive 
office are now available in the 
Student Services office. If you 
are interested in being the 
next SA President, Executive 
Vice President, or Social Vice 
President, NOW is the time 
for action. Applications must 
be submitted by January 29, 
2009 at NOON. Unleash your 

potential by running for SA of- 
fice. The Student Association. 
Lead. Serve. Grow. 


January 23 

Carmen Plott, Celma Zeferi- 
no, Diana Walters, Jeremy 
Morell, Kelly Shearer, Olando 
Brett, Sam Willis, Shani 
Saylor, Tiffany Branum, Violet 
Williams, William Vargas 
Gonzalez, Zach Gately 

January 24 

Dan Shallenberger, Jenny 
Seymour, Katie Williams, 
Rochelle Barr, Stephanie 

January 25 

Alison Quiring, John Record, 
Suzie Evans 

January 26 

Carolyn McClellan, Jared 
Miller, Rebekah Harris, Scott 

January 27 

Areli Ruiz, DougTilstra, Kelly 
Pratt, Melinda Dean Hunter, 
Odraivis Portelles, SashaGay 
Lowe, Stephan Castro Shoe- 
maker, Steven Chung, Susaiia 
Lee Wong 

January 28 

Jason Busch, Jennifer Bailey, 
Jerre Conerly, Jill Althoff, 
Olivia Weber, Tina Anglin, 
Tony Castillo 

January 29 

Alanna Zackrison, Katelyn 

Stearns, Lauren Souza 




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"Major" problems at Southern 

Adam Wamack 
Humor Editor 

Art majors— In-between 
classes in Brock Hall, the el 

Computer Science ma- 
jors-First of all, I don't know 
why you even bother. Every- 
one knows your future jobs are 
being outsourced to India. Do 

classes in vw "«■■, "»_» , ftjnk rm j t0 

evator gets very fill very fast £ J rf do]]ars 

andalwaysstopsatthesecond pay V ^^ 

floor for those art majors that 

are one simple flight of stairs 

away from not making an al- 
ready crowded elevator even 

more crowded. They don't 

even get homework, just proj 

ects, so 

for time? Don't be lazy; just 

use the stairs. 

Nursing majors— Yeah, 

we're all glad you're proud of 

what you do, but NONE OF US 


YOU TALK! Have you ever sat 

at a table for lunch with more 

for my firm when I can get 
Hashish Patel to do it for $5 a 
day? No, no, no... I think not. 
Theology majors— Have 
you ever thought about dating 
l,y are ftey'pre^'sed eMs/guyB outside of Herin or 
Summerour Halls? You know, 
I get it: Education and nursing 
majors go hand in hand with 
the theo bros and bras, but 
there are plenty of others out 
there, too. Besides, save some 
of the nursing and education 
majors for the rest of us! I 

j bet vou there is a secret theo- 
than one nursing major and uel '"" ""="= '° 

majors-only course called 

How To Seduce Nursing and/ 
or Education Majors: I see no 
other way to explain this great 

Business majors— Yeah, 
we all get it. You have presen- 
tations like four times a week 

tried to join their conversa- 
tion? It's impossible! I think 
that more than once I've said, 
"Yeah, I broke my 'femia' in a 
snowboarding accident" (fu- 
sion of the bones 'tibia' and 
'femur' as I found out after be- 
ing corrected like an idiot) just 
to try and sound like a know and you want to look nice, but 
something about nursing. And come on... do you really expect 
it's not even true. rae t0 believe *""* 5™ 1 have t0 

History majors-Just wear your best church clothes 
because you study history, to school every day? You're 

the working field yet, so relax 
and enjoy it now while you still 

Math majors-I have 

something really funny to say 
about you guys, but to be per- 
fectly frank, I am very intimi- 
dated by you. I don't want to 
get beat down with a T-89 cal- 
culator or what's worse, one of 
those white Casios that only 
people from up north use. So 
out of fear. of your strapping 
muscles, I will keep my words 
in reserve. 

laughed at equally before their 
peers. If we can't enjoy a good 
chuckle at the silly nuances of ev- 
eryday life on campus, than we 
may just go insane. So for the 
sake of everyone's sanity, let's 
laugh at each other respectfully 
and genuinely. High fives are en- 

doesn't mean you know the fu- 
ture. All you do is argue about 
politics, the economy and 
theory. Have you ever thought 
about having real conversa- 
tions and not always trying 
to analyze and discover the 
underlying problems? I guess 
not because, as I am sure that 
you of all people know, history 
tends to repeat itself. 

Physical Education ma- 
jors— Ooh, I have a great idea! 
I want to pay $22,000 a year 
to go play sports. Oh wait, nev- 
er mind I can go to the YMCA 
for that— and it would be a lot 
cheaper, too. Maybe it's igno- 
rance, but I just don't see the 

making the rest of us look bad. 
I don't even like to go down 
the business hall on third floor 
Brock because I'll look so out 
of place with my hoodie, jeans 
and sneakers. You're not in 

Do all your 
friends laugh at 

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Adam Wamack 

Humor Editor 

All the people who turned up for 
Community Service Day. 

If you went and worked, I salute you. If you stayed 
in your bed and relished a sleep-in day, . . well, you 
already know that you're lazy. 

The pilot's mad skills who landed in 
the Hudson. 1 j I 

You have to hand it to him; I mean he landed an Air- 
busA320 with 1 55 passengers going hundreds of miles 
an hour into 32.5° water and not a singleperson was 
killed! Now that's skill. |. 

Snow since Saturday! 

It might not be sticking much to the ground, but all the 
cold and chilliness was forgotten when I saw those full, 
fluffy flakes falling freely. 

Bush's Fairwell Speech. 

Say what you want about the ol' guy, but he held his 
own in front of that mike and I respect him for it. It 
sounded likefie may have even helped write a portion 
of it too. 

An African-American in the White 
House. / f j 

7868: Ratification of the 14th Amendment; 1875: Civil 
Rights Act— little impact, beginning of a great future; 
1954: Brown v. Board of Education. affirms that sepa- 
rate'fs NOT equali, 1955: Rosa Parks sits in the "wrong." 
'section of a bus; 1963: A young minister from Atlanta, 
Ga. convinced millions that he had a dream; 2009: A 
black senator from Chicago, III. fills the most powerful 
office in the world. This is a cause for pride forpeople 
of all races and backgrounds. 

Thumbs up to no Thumbs Down 
this week! m 

Why must we focus on the negative? I say we 
shouldn't! Here's to positivity,' laughter and taking a 
moment to enjoy silliness in the midst of a crazy world. 


JANUARY 29, 2009 


SOUTHERN • The student voice since 1926 


application for 
iPhone created 
by student 

Brittany Russell 
siail Whites 

Senior computing student, 
Jason Ncufeld, has done 
something that not many col- 
je seniors get to do. Last 
September he created a game 
for Apple's irhone that has 
sold thousands of copies. 


En a guitar. There is also a 
Bass guitar version. It focuses 
Jiainly on the notes of the fret 
Board, which is the area with 
Haised horizontal ridges on 
Bhe neck of a guitar. 

According to the game de- 
fription on iTunes, Fret Surf- 
: has two different modes: 
fcding the fret when given a 
Bote and a string, and know- 
ing the note based on a given 

INeufeld, -a computer sci- 

Jce embedded systems ma- 

;, who often plays guitar for 

fpers, created the game to 

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Gym-Masters perform at Bulls game 

Kaleigh Lang 

Staff Wp.t.p 

Gym-Masters performed at 
half-time for the Chicago Bulls 
v. San Antonio Spurs game 
Saturday night, Jan. 17. 

Performing for the Chicago 
Bulls half-time has been a tra- 
dition since the '90s. New and 
old team members were ener- 
gized to perform on a profes- 
sional level. 

"This will be the most excit- 
ing performance of the year 
for me because of the NBA sta- 
tus," said Esteban Covamibi- 
as, a freshman biology major. 

Being in a large venue was a 
new experience for many team 

"I was nervous with antici- 
pation," said Kevin Spaulding, 
a junior business administra- 
tion major. "But excitement 
overcame it as I stood next to 
Tim Duncan (a player for the 

Kelly Baskin, a junior cor- 
porate community wellness 

Gym-Masters perfc 

management major predicted 
the performance would go well 
because the team works well 
together under pressure. Oth- 
ers were less confident. 

"I wasn't really scared until 
I saw all those people all the 

the Chicago Bulls half-time show Saturday, Jan. 

way up to the roof," said Beth 
Hartman, a freshman occupa- 
tional therapy major. 

The audience of about 
22,000 seemed to enjoy 
the performance, said John 
Thompson, the bus driver for 

the trip. "Every eye was watch- 
ing. As I looked around people 
were stopping what they were 
going to do to watch," Thomp- 
son said. 

see GYM-MASTERS, page 3 

Action ski video to be shown at Southern 

Audrey Cooper 

Staff Whitfb 

Southern will host a show- 
ing of the new Warren Miller 
ski film, "Children of Winter," 
on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. 
in the lies P.E. Center. 

According to Miller's Web 
site, the film is "the world's 

largest action sports film" and 
contains "deep powder, huge 
airs [and] world-class cinema- 

"Children of Winter" is the 
59th winter sports action film 
created by Warren Miller En- 
tertainment and Southern is 
one of only four locations in 
Tennessee to show the film as 

part of its nation-wide tour. 

Matt Turk, a senior market- 
ing major, has gone to see the 
Warren Miller ski film screen- 
ing event three times over the 
past few years at Southern. 

"It's basically professional 
athletes doing crazy stuff," 
Turk said. "Even if you don't 
know much about the sports, 

it can really open your eyes 
to the possibilities of these 

Pam Dietrich, administra- 
tive assistant to Southern's 
vice president for student 
services, said Southern has 












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KR's tests opening Saturday nights 

Matt Shogi 

KR's Place is now opening 
its doors to students some Sat- 
urday nights from 6:30 p.m. 
to 9 p.m., effective for four 
nights, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 
7 and Feb. 14, as a test run to 
see how popular it is among 

Rikee Ford, a senior psy- 
chology major, thought Jan. 
24 had a large turnout. 

"It was much busier than 
I had expected," Rikee said. 
"Shocking, in fact, how many 
students came in the first hour. 
A few students said to me that 
they prefer the sandwiches 
here over eating out, and how 
it didn't cost them anything 
out of their pocket money." 

KR's Place employees were 
also impressed with the turn- 

"We ended up serving 
around 160 students between 
opening and about 7:15 p.m.," 
said Donna Watson, the coor- 
dinator for KR's Place. "This 
land of helps kids out, mainly 
those who don't have any- 
where to get food, especially 
since the economy is so poor 
right now." 

Despite the rather large 
turnout and success the first 
night, Watson still is not sure 
whether it will be continued. 

"We're only trying it out 
right now, while the sunset 
is still pretty early in the eve- 
ning," Watson said. "Fortu- 
nately, the preparation time 
is at a minimum. The menu, 
though, is reduced. We basi- 
cally don't offer foods that 
have to be grilled. We wouldn't 
be able to keep up if we incor- 
porated the full menu." 

Rikee Ford hands Rachel Fehl her supper from KR 

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Styrofoam replacement considered 

J ., :«■„,> „tr,pr wavs in for them." 

Daisy Wood 

The costs and benefits of 
reducing Styrofoam con- 
sumption at Southern were 
discussed at the Environmen- 
tal Sustainability Committee 
meeting held on Wednesday, 
Jan. 21. 

Right now Southern uses 
Styrofoam to serve food. 

"We are using a lot of Sty- 
rofoam, and it doesn't help 
that some students eat out 
of takeout containers while 
eating in the cafeteria," said 
Crystal Stitzer, chair of the 
Environmental Sustainability 
Committee, and also the en- 
vironmental health and safety 

A Styrofoam replacement 
being considered is a sugar 
cane based material called Ba- 
gasse, which is a compostable 
and renewable resource. The 
drawback about Bagasse is 
that it's two to four times more 
expensive than Styrofoam and 
students would be charged ex- 

Sherri Schoonard, the direc- 
tor of food service, shared with 

the committee other ways in 
which Southern has been envi- 
ronmentally friendly. For ex- 
ample, Southern has replaced 
incandescent with florescent 
light bulbs, scraps of food are 
given to local gardeners and 
the chemicals used are perox- 
ide based. 

It doesn't 

help that some 

students eat 

out of take 

out containers 

while eating in 

the cafeteria. 

-Crystal Stitzer 

"There are different levels 
of sustainability," Schoon- 
ard said. "We might be a one 
in one area, and a four in an- 
other. Each school needs to 
decide what they are going to 
do, and must do what works 

for them." 

Stitzer encourages shi- 
dents to reduce their use f 
Styrofoam. No decision has 
been made about whether to 
do away with Styrofoam, but 
alternatives are being consid- 

Students are welcome to e 
mail Crystal Stitzer at about I 
their green ideas and can even I 
request to attend the next com- 
mittee meeting on Wednesday, | 
Feb. 25, 2009. 

The Environmental Sus-j 
tainability Committee 
eludes faculty, administrators,] 
student leaders and city of-l 
ficials whose mission is to be I 
"dedicated to the development 
of strategies for the advance- 1 
ment of Southern Adventistl 
University's commitment to 
environmental sustainability! 
and stewardship." 

Southern also has tml 
green organizations in whicl| 
students can get involved: 1b| 
SA Senate Environmental S 
tainability Committee and the] 
Green Initiative Club. 

Annual skating party held by Sigma Theta Chi 

Shelby Lambertson 

Staff Wnrrr-B 

The Sigma Theta Chi held 
its annual skating party Sat- 
urday night at the Hamilton 
Skate Place. 

The skating rink's doors 
opened at 11:30 p.m. and 
closed at 1 a.m. 

"This is a great group of 
people that come," said Frank 
Proctor, the Skate Place owner, 
while checking out tickets and 
giving students tickets for free 
pizza and soda. "[The skating 
party] always is a large turn- 

Some of the students have 
been to the annual skate party 
hosted by Sigma Theta Chi be- 
fore. However, some had never 

"This is my first time coming 
to the event in all my four years 
at Southern," said Tamara 
Scott, a senior graphic design 
major. "It brings me back to 
my childhood and its fun." 

Student dean and officer for 
Sigma Theta Chi, Alana Pabon, 
a senior social work major, 
said the skating party is a great 
annual activity for students. 

"It allows students to get 
away from school work," she 

Hall said Sigma Theta Chi 
has been around for more than 
20 years. The organization al- 
lows all women residents in 
Thatcher and Thatcher South 
to become a member with the 
focus of bringing girls togeth- 

"Sigma Theta Chi is a girls 
club for young women attend- 
ing Southern who are away 
from home that can draw 
strength and power from their 
fellow students," Pabon said. 

Lisa Hall, associate dean 
and Sigma Theta Chi direc- 
tor, oversees the organization 
activities that the officers put 

She said the skating [ 
has been announced in lk| 
Thatcher Update and on ll 
university's calendar for 1 

The skating party is "to ft 
vide an activity, not just forllf 
girls," Dean Hall said, butlj 
"encourage mote in 
on a smaller scale." 

Alexis Boddy, a sopHon*! 
nursing major, attends Sijjj 
Theta Chi's meetings moi*j 
ly. She said the club is | 
planning a spring carnivsll! 
Southern students anda 
"Screen on the Green" !*] 
night later this semester. 

"Girls in Thatcher 
Thatcher South &oSf 
volved in the dorm and Ml 
plan ran events vy** 1 

Boddy said. 


with Sigma Theta Chi, f* 
Dean Hall. 

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fcroup classes offer more exercise options 

BmE Hammond 

Bfhe Wellness Center helped 
Rdents keep their New Years 
Bolutions this January, by 
Roducing a variety of group 
Rrcise classes, 
■jeana Mullins, a personal 
Hner at the Wellness Cen- 
Mand a pre-physical therapy 
Iftor, said the classes offered 
BB is on different styles and 
Hiniques of exercise, such 
iKiiorts orientation, balance 
Iffl coordination, fat burning 
and cardio. 

■You just look at the de- 
scription of classes and pick 
Hone that focuses on what 
Hwant to accomplish," Mul- 
^m said. 

Some students enjoy the 
Befits of group exercise. 
Bl really like my total body 
ffircise class because I have 
a hard time exercising on my 
own," said Eden Koliadko, a 
Hhomore mass communica- 
Hs major. "It's nice to have 
imple to hold you account- 


Continued from Pg. 1 

When the team finished, the 
half-time schedule manager 
said, "Thanks for coming. You 
guys are always welcome here. 
We love you guys." 

One of the Chicago Bulls 
doctors complimented the 
Gym-Masters while talking 
to Kevin Spaulding. He said, 
"You guys are the best athletes 
in the house." However, Rick 
Schwarz, coach of the Gym- 


Masters, reminded the team 
that if they let those kinds of 
comments go to their heads 
they could miss out on our real 
purpose: shining Jesus' light. 
The trip through 5 states 
did not end with the half-time 
performance. On the way back 
the team stopped at Indiana 
Academy to spend the night 
and perform another show. 
The team alsostopped at 
an Ohio gym to interact with 
Hand-to-Hand, a young wit- 
nessing gymnastics team. 

Jaela Carter, an instructor the classes, but they are also 

ot some of the exercise classes feeling the effects 
and a senior religious stud- "After the third class I was 

les major said, "I want to en- so sore, but it made me happy 

courage anyone to try out the because I knew I was going to 

group exercising program at see results," Koliadko said 
least once. You will not be dis- Those interested in taking 


"It's pretty much like hav- 
ing a personal trainer, just in 
a group," Mullins said. 

a group exercise class, can 
sign up at the Hulsey Well- 
ness Center. There is no cost 
for members and $25 fee per 

Not only do students enjoy month for non-members 

irtential scholarship program to be considered 


^scholarship program po- 
Mplly helping juniors and 
jflpts continue their educa- 
at Southern Adventist 
Mersity will be brought 
BBe Student Association 
tate for the final time on 
Jgnesday, Feb. 4. 
— '■ Steven Arauz, a junior 
location major, who started 
■reject, said the schol- 
0gP would be an endow- 
Be »t, meaning donors would 
^tribute to a pool of money 
■™uld then be awarded 
»Med students. Because 
i K h *><■shipis a nSASen- 
■|I adershi P/ IV IeritScholar- 
f JUwomd go to juniors and 
^* involved insomeform 

serZ e ;fP ° r C ° mmunit y 

dv, d ° eSnotmeana 

5°r ifyfort heschol- 
^ Arauz said . Givi a 

■"»*, contributing to a 

small group, or doing volun- 
teer work would also qualify a 
student for the scholarship. 

Luther Whiting, SA execu- 
tive vice president, said, "I 
would like to commend Steven 
for the hard work he has put 
into this project. He has spent 
many hours talking to students 
and staff, and he is passionate 
about this project. I feel confi- 
dent that if he incorporates his 
research into the scholarship 
proposal it will be passed by 

Arauz got his inspiration 
for the scholarship because 
he saw students dealing with 
financial difficulties due to 
"frontloading, " Southern's cur- 
rent practice of offering large 
scholarships to freshmen and 
the ndrastically cutting back 
financial aid during the rest of 
a student's time at Southern. 
This can make it financially 
difficult for a junior or senior 
to be able to graduate from 

Aaron Cheney, a mass com- 
munication new media major, 
said it's true that a lot of ju- 
niors and seniors have a hard 
time getting enough money to 
pay for their last two years. 

"What a scary idea to think 
that we have placed an end to 
the next David Gates; we have 
turned off the inspirational 
fire of the next Martin Luther; 
or that we have turned down 
the next Florence Nightingale 
simply because of finances," 
Arauz said. 

SA Senate has been sup- 
porting Arauz in his effort to 
make the scholarship a reality. 
Arauz gives credit to Sen. Brad- 
ford Wise, a junior marketing 
major; Sen. Michael Norvill, 
a senior education major; and 
Sen. Stephanie Laroche, a ju- 
nior biology major, who have 
helped him bring the scholar- 
ship project to this point by 
making phone calls, setting up 
appointments and gathering 
statistics on campus. 


Continued fr om Pg. 1 

been showing the newest War- 
ren Miller ski film "ever since 
I can remember, at least 20- 
some years. We have people 
come from as far as Nashville 
and Atlanta to see this film 
here at Southern," she said. 

"I've never been to this 
event, but all I hear about 
from my friends is Warren 
Miller, Warren Miller, Warren 
Miller," said Beau Sherman, a 
senior animation major. "So 
I think I may have to check it 

The Warren Miller Web site 
says that Children of Winter 
was filmed in Japan, Austria, 
British Columbia, Alaska and 

Iceland. The film includes 
world-class athletes such as 
Jonny Moseley, Marco Sulli- 
van and Gerry Lopez. 

"I like the fact that they're 
entertaining and inspiring, 
you see cool parts of the world, 
and it gives you a different 
perspective on how these pro- 
fessional athletes live," said 
Kirk Haugen, a sophomore 
engineering major, who went 
to the Southern screening of 
the Warren Miller ski film last 

Some students find the films 

"These films get me really 
psyched to get out into the 
mountains," Turk said. "It's 
fun to watch them here with 
friends who get as psyched as 
I do." 


Continued from Pg. 1 

help himself improve. 

"I designed this based on 
my own need to solidify my 
knowledge of the fret board," 
Neufeld said. 

This opportunity came to 
him when Apple started their 
iPhone Developer Program. 
With this program, anyone 
can create iPhone games. 
Apple tests the games and, if 
approved, distributes them. 
According to Apple's Web site, 
developers must pay a $99 en- 
trance fee that allows Apple to 
sell their games on the Appli- 
cations Store. 

Last August, Neufeld cre- 
ated the first version of his 
game in a couple of weeks. 
When it was approved for dis- 
tribution, he set his own price. 
He is able to keep 70 percent 

of game profit. 

So far, Apple has sold over 
10,000 copies of Fret Surfer 
and over 5,000 copies of the 
bass guitar version. His game 
is currendy listed in the Top 
100 Apple music games. 

"He showed me the game 
before it got popular and I 
thought it was a really good 
app," said Magdiel Lorenzo, a 
junior computer science em- 
bedded systems major. "It re- 
ally blew me away." 

Last October when Neufeld 
was checking his sales, he no- 
ticed they were particularly 
high. The reason was that an 
Apple employee had put Fret 
Surfer on the staff favorites. 
The game was listed on the 
main iPhone page and got 
into the overall Top 100 Apple 
games. Neufeld said that has 
been the highlight of his expe- 






Constituents represented: 
Thatcher South 4605 - 4817 

Goals: To represent the student 
body by keeping in touch with 
my constituents and seeking to 
understand their wishes, to engage 
in projects that will improve the 
quality of our campus and to in- 
vestigate changes that can be made 
to effect a better environment that 
will promote safety, convenience 
and enjoyment here at Southern. 


Constituents represented: 
Southern Village Males 

Goals: To find environmentally 
friendly alternatives to the Styro- 
foam used in the cafeteria and to 
look for other ways we can become 
more environmentally responsible 
around campus. 


Constituents represented: 

Community students with last 
names C-D 

Goals: To bring a higher spiritual 
atmosphere to the campus, to 
make the campus more environ- 
mentally-friendly, to be available 
to my constituents as much as 
possible and to work on improving 
the parking situation on campus 
for community students. 


Constituents represented: 

Community students with last 
names E-G, N 

Goals: To continue working on 
the Honor Code at Southern, to 
submit a useful and meaningful 
project to the Projects Committee, 
and to make sure I keep in good 
contact with all my constituents. 


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Business Administration 


Constituents represented: 

Community students with last 
names 0-R 


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the CK and cafeteria dining room, to 
work to implement cost shifting in 
the cafeteria to slightly lower 'staple 
food' prices while slightly raising 
luxury food' prices and to keep my 
constituents informed on Senate 
procedures and responsibly relay 
their requests and questions to all 
other senators. 

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Chris Clouzet 
Religion Editor 


A^Sio^ons producing shor^ Adve„ fets > 

Matthew Hermann 

Margaret is my grandmoth- 
er. Well, sort of. She is my 
neighbor and I have known 
her ever since I could eat. 

One day, after mowing her 
grass, I came in to have my 
ritual talk with her over lem- 
onade and gingersnaps when 1 
saw what looked like a Hallow- 
een Surplus Supply brochure. 
On it were hideous beasts that 
had multiple heads all looking 
straight at my cookie. I cringed 
and held my gingersnap a little 
tighter. Peering closer, I no- 
ticed that my church's name 
was printed on the brochure. 

I made the connection. My 
church, in an organized effort 
to bolster its membership, 
was trying to recruit people 
through these brochures. That 
month our church outsourced 
its own evangelistic efforts by 
hiring a speaker to perform a 
Revelation seminar. Amidst 
my musings, Margaret pointed 
at the brochure and asked me, 
"Matthew, what is this?" She 
knew I was an Adventist. I was 

I did not grow up in an 
Adventist ghetto, so 1 am un- 
aware of how to evangelize to 
Adventists. However, I did 
grow up in a "non-Adventist" 
neighborhood and 1 feel that 

I know how to evangelize to 
non-Adventists. Based on my 
observations, I feel that it is 
time as a university to question 
the legitimacy of these baneful 
seminars on non-Adventists. 
From the experience in my 
church, I have noticed that 
year after year the same profile 
of individuals comes to see this 
eschatological circus. Few con- 
vert and half a year later, they 
leave our church, finding out 
that our faith is more compli- 
cated than a sensational roller 

Why do we evangelize us- 
ing the most arcane and eso- 
teric book of the Bible, that 
being Revelation? I thought 
of writing this article when I 
noticed a four-headed beast, 
the same one on Margaret's 
table, watching me when I was 
in line at the cafeteria. These 
monsters were on a poster 
marketing a series of evange- 
listic seminars going on at the 
Spanish church. In short, I be- 
lieve that scaring people into 
our church produces members 
moved by emotion and not by 
critical thought. I mean, would 
it be heretical for me to make a 
parallel between PowerPoints 
showing the seventh horn and 
the Roman Catholic view of 
Hell? Both methods goad peo- 
ple by fear. In doing so, we not 
only build on effective means 

of evangelizing to others, but 
we also scare away the intel- 

I feel that Jesus' ministry 
methods are a paragon of how 
we should evangelize. He did 
not persuade His followers by 
fear. Rather, he used love. As 
a church, it is time to employ 
more effective measures such 
as giving spontaneous evan- 
gelism to those we personally 
know. I fear that if we continue 
the "tried and true" methods, 
we are only fooling ourselves. 
Like Jesus, we must relate 
to non-Christians instead of 
telling their fortune. We must 
show the effects of the Chris- 
tian life and why they are im- 
portant, not merely tell. I be- 
lieve the people of today care 
about forming relationships 
and learning of the fruits of a 
Christian lifestyle. For those 
who do not believe in the Bi- 
ble, prooftexting is ineffective. 
Rather, showing the Biblical 
principles of Christ in your life 
is more permanent. Personal- 
ly, I do not believe that proof- 
texting makes Christians who 
are critical thinkers, only great 
memorizers and regurgitators. 
In relating to our "post-Chris- 
tian" brethren, quoting a Bible 
text will affect the curt reply "I 
don't care." Trust me. I have 
seen this train wreck happen. 
Before we financially sea- 


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son another Revelation reviv 
al, we must ask, what is this 
doing for our church 
image? What is the 
Adventist church 
known for? In- 
stead of 

community i 

service, AIDS 
awareness, and 
other altruistic 
goals that min- 
ister our fellow 
man, many in 
my community, 
upon telling them my K 
religious affiliation, 
have told me, "Oh, you're one 
of them, the ones holding ' 
those crazy meetings." Yes, I 
guess I am one of them. Or, 

Ministry's definition in its 
truest form means meeting 
the needs of others. In Mat- 
thew 24-25, when the disciples 
asked Jesus as to when they 
would know about the end, Je- 
sus answers in a few parables 
but then makes a sharp con- 
trast that the criteria that he 
would use to separate a sheep 
from a goat would be whether 
that individual fed Him when 
He was thirsty or clothed Him 
when He was naked. I feel that 
these meetings do the exact 
opposite. Instead of concen- 
trating on the gloom and doom 
of the future, as Adventists I 

believe it is time to produce a J 
group of young critical think- j 
ers. The good Samaritan r 
the dying man's needs first He 1 
did not hand him a Revelation! 
brochure and go to the nejl| 
guy. We should do the same. 

I thought about my replyfbrl 
a while. Margaret was intentiyj 
waiting for my answer. 1 1 
a relationship with Margaret 
and I feel that aligning #| 
self with this dispensation' 
rhetoric would do anythiil 
but bring her to Christ. "I b 
nothing to do with that," I re^ 
plied. Indeed, I do not. 




Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

Hf your pastor jumped off a bridge would you too? 

Sarah Hayhoe 

QpiMinM FniTOH — 

Note: Some names in the following 

article have been changed. 

Have you ever heard such 

a mind?" Mrs. Connelly asked 

pie as she passed my front row 

ieat on her way for the exit. As 

ihe paused to hear my answer, 

« both glanced toward the 

jabbath School leader stand- 

ig across the room. 

Yep, I thought as I watched 

ie leader interact with an- 

Kher attendee, i" can actually 

mink of several professors 

pd authors I've read who 

ve comparable intellects. 

is. Connelly had invited me 

her Sabbath School weeks 

:ore after telling me how 

nderful the leader was. 

"He's very thoughtful. Ev- 

ing he said was well-or- 

»zed and prepared," I re- 

jed and wished her a happy 


Well, I hope you'll 
e again," she smiled and 
tinued toward the exit, 
jnaps wondering at my lack 

hat do you think?" I 
icd and asked Jason who 
sitting next to me. I no- 
il he had been quietly ob- 
ng the leader for some 

J I think he's very smart," he 
m|. "But I get the impression 
1 lot of people here would 

follov} him to the death or 
anywhere else without really 
knowing why." 

Although I had largely 
agreed with the ideas and ma- 
terial presented by the Sab- 
bath School leader, I couldn't 
help but agree with Jason in 
acknowledging the man's per- 
sonal charisma and influence. 
Jason wasn't the first person 
to mention the Sabbath School 
leader's following in this way. 
Whether anyone would will- 
ingly follow him to the death, 
it struck me that more than 
one person would say such 
a thing. I was reminded and 
amazed at how susceptible we 
can be to charisma and influ- 
ence and how ready we are to 
polish pedestals for human 
beings. I find the same sus- 
ceptibility in myself, and it is 
terrifying because who we fol- 
low, God, people, or people of 
God, affects today, tomorrow 
and eternity. 

Our choice of who to fol- 
low is married to our choice 
of what to believe. Sadly, our 
society, its educational system 
and the media, leave us ill- 
equipped for making this de- 
cision. Through propaganda 
inside and outside the class- 
room, we are often coached 
about what to think instead 
of how to think. We are pre- 
sented with information and 
expected to digest and regur- 
gitate it. We receive rewards 
for being passive, obedient 

followers enthralled by lead- 
ers who we believe are better 
looking, more intelligent, or 
more eloquent than us. 

However, we are not called 
to conform in these ways, but 
be transformed with renewed 
minds. Good looks, intelli- 
gence and eloquence shouldn't 
be held against someone seek- 
ing leadership, but neither 
should they be considered 
worthy substitutes for wis- 
dom, experience or the Spirit. 
It is our job to seek discern- 
ment and speak truth even if 
it calls authority figures into 
question. President Obama 
is an intelligent and eloquent 
man, but the fact that he deliv- 
ers speeches better than any 
other president in office dur- 
ing my lifetime doesn't make 
him righteous. Our roles as 
students, missionaries, citi- 
zens and leaders require more 
than superficial popular opin- 
ions. We must ask questions 
and seek answers. 

In a 2003 interview, MIT 
Professor and Political Ana- 
lyst Noam Chomsky discussed 
popular opinion and propa- 
ganda. When asked: How does 
one recognize propaganda and 
what are some techniques to 
resist it? Chomsky replied, 
"There are no techniques, just 
ordinary common sense- 
But," he continued, "You have 
to be willing to develop an at- 
titude of critical examination 
toward whatever is presented 

to you." Take the case of U.S. 
military action in Iraq as an 
example. "If you hear that Iraq 
is a threat to our existence," 
Chomsky said, "But Kuwait 
[its neighbor] doesn't seem to 
regard it as a threat to its ex- 
istence and nobody else in the^ 
world does, any sane person 
will begin to ask, where is the 

That must be our question: 
Where is the evidence? We 
must ask why with a desire for 
deep justice and truth even if it 
means embarrassment for be- 
ing mistaken in the past. Take 
Christopher Columbus, for ex- 
ample, a celebrated hero of his- 
tory with a pedestal in his own 
right, his own holiday, and in 
my family's hometown, a mu- 
seum collection in his honor, 
regalia from the World's Fair 
in Chicago. The town itself is 
even named Columbus in his 
honor. Why? He discovered 
America and braved the risk of 
a flat earth in the name of ex- 
ploration and treasure, right? 
At least, that's what my ele- 
mentary school textbooks had 
to say. What about yours? 

Maybe you already knew 
this, but all of that first-dis- 
covery-flat-earth stuff is the 
makings of an episode of 
Myth Busters for history ma- 
jors. Now you're supposed to 
ask: "Where's the evidence?" 
To which I respond: Look up 
Jeffrey Russel Baker's book 
Inventing the Flat Earth: 

Columbus and Modern His- 
torians (remember to check 
the footnotes). You'll find that 
neither Columbus nor his con- 
temporaries believed in a flat 
earth, and the belief that they 
did is the result of historians 
revising history to discredit 
Christian opposition to Dar- 
winism. I mention Columbus 
because he is a figure we are 
familiar with, and our beliefs 
about him and his achieve- 
ments have been wrong and 
resulted from teachers and an 
educational system that we 

Church leaders, professors, 
politicians and journalists 
present us with what they call 
truth. By faith, the Spirit and 
our God-given mental capac- 
ity we are responsible for criti- 
cally examining all such teach- 
ings to discern truth from 
error. We are responsible for 
what we believe and how we 
influence others. Just as Adam 
and Eve's choice was their 
own, they could not leave it 
beside the coils of the serpent, 
neither can we blame anyone 
else if we are poor followers. 
We are literate, so we should 
read. We are privileged, so we 
should give. We are enlight- 
'ened, so we should lead. We 
are empowered, so we should 
follow. We are educated, so 
we should reason and know 
the answer to the question: x 
"Wl '" 



The hipp(i)est eateries in Chattanooga 

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Rachel Hopkins 

Lifestyles Editor 

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"S^ST* Brain- hon.musandKn a slaveto the -^ ^ 

Hippies are known for a lot 
of things. Among the more ko- 
sher legacies they left behind 
are flower power, communal 
living, idealism and tie-dyed 
everything. Even if you don't 
have any interest in dressing 
like a hippie, you may want to 
eat like one. 

Although the hippie move- 
ment died out quite some 
time ago, hippie-themed 
restaurants are alive and 
well in the Chattanooga area. 
Here's a brief overview of the 
best. AIL four are reasonably 
priced, casual' (obviously), 
complete with retro-cool at- 
mospheres and perfect for first 
dates. So get out there and try 
something new. Who knows, 
you may find a new favorite 
place to eat. 

erd, Hixon and downtown) 
attest to the deliciousness that 
is Lupi's. Although they're pri- 
marily known for calzones and 
pizza (they have just about 
every topping imaginable), 
don't overlook the tasty appe- 
tizers', Tike the bread loaf with 
garlic dipping sauce and the 
salads. Order at the counter 
and don't expect to wait long 
since they're usually pretty 
quick with the service. 

Mellow Mushroom Pizza 

Don't worry mushroom- 
haters, they have more to offer. 
You can find them downtown 
by the Tennessee Aquarium. 
Although they're also known 
for yummy pizza and calzones, 
they offer an extensive appe- 
tizer, salad and sandwich list 

tempeh sandwich. Although 
you often have to wait to be 
seated, the servers are always 
friendly and the decor is fun. . 
Plus, they're open later than 
most places (midnight on Sat- 
urday) in case you're caught 
off-guard with hunger pains. 

The Yellow Deli 

This is the closest you'll get 
to an authentic hippie experi- 
ence, hands down. The Yel- 
low Deli is located on the UTC 
campus and run by members 
of the Twelve Tribes com- 
munal religious movement. 
The restaurant has very cool 
decor and felt extremely cozy 
and relaxing on the cold, rainy 
day when I visited. The menu 
consists mainly of sandwiches 

Get your Green On 



Vexation: My lack of 
concentration. No, not 
in class, in my cupboard. 
Products that aren't con- 
centrated use more packag- 
ing materials, which means 
more waste. 

Implementation: Buy- 
ing concentrated products, 
such as laundry detergent 
or juice. Ok, so you may not 
buy a lot of juice to store in 
your freezer, but laundry 
detergent is something we 
all buy on a regular basis. 
Depending on how often 
you do laundry, you can 
go through the stuff pretty 
quick ^ j\e containers it 
comes in really add up. Just 

think of how much space 
your Tide gallon takes up in 
the trash can. 

Clarification: Although 
the concentrated detergents 
sometimes appear to cost a 
bit more, they'll last two to 
three times as long, which 
will save you money in the 
long run. It also helps to 
be savvy when adding the 
soap to your wash. You can 
use a little less if you just go 
ahead and dump the lid in 
with the load. The wash will 
get all the soap out and you 
won't have to worry about 
detergent dripping down 
the sides of the container 
when you put the lid back 
on. I just hate that. 
Tip and info from 

the Twelve Tribes considers 
the restaurant a ministry, the 
servers don't try to. preach at 
you. They're also open 24/5, 
meaning 24 hours a day from 
Sunday at 5 P-m- to Friday at 
5 p.m. And you thought Steak 
and Shake was your only 
option at 3 a.m. 

Hot Chocolatier 

Although, they may not be 
considered a hippie joint, they 
use a lot of fresh ingredients 
"and buy local as often as pos- 
sible, which I think is pretty 
groovy. Their grand opening 
is Jan. 30 (see events at right), 
so you can check them out this 


of the Week 

If you remembered 
for anything, what would it be? 

"For being really 
-Rose Louis 

-Jason Busch 

"For always making 
people smile." 
-Tara Weeks 

"I would want to be 
remembered for my 
-Daisy Wood 

"I want to be 
remembered as a 
sound wave that 
infiltrates ignorance 
and gives some sort 
of momentum in the 
pursuit of truth." 
-Jake Gemmell 


Not sure what to do this 
weekend? Here are a few 
ideas to get you headed in the 
right direction. 

The Hot Chocolatier 
Grand Opening 

100 Cherokee Blvd, 


Friday, Jan. 30, 3 p.m. 


Mystery at the Redneck | 
Italian Wedding 

Murder Mystery Dinner 
Theater, Chattanooga 
Saturday, Jan. 31, 8:30 p:m. 
$26.50 for adults 

Free First Sunday 

Hunter Museum of Art, I 


Sunday, Feb. 1, Noon to j 

5 P-m. 


Black History Month 
Exhibition and 

South Chattanooga 
Recreation Center 
Monday, Feb. 2 through 
the end of the month 


"Hairspray" Broadway 
Musical Comedy 

Memorial Auditorium 
Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8 p-d 
Tickets at (423) 642-TKS 

Old-Time Music at R«j 
City Gardens 

Rock City 

Sunday, Feb. 1 12 P m - t0 

3 p.m. . . 

Free with regular admis* 



Zack Livingston 

Sports Editor 

Abusement P&rk triumphs over I Love Spiking 

Linski Cherisol thinking it can't hfi tnn m ,,^ „„ ;j »«_„..„ . . . ' O 

Linski Cherisol 


It truly was an evening to 
•emember as Abusement Park 
won it all in the coed volleyball 
tournament hosted Saturday 
night in the Hies P.E. Center. 

The tournament started at 

p.m. but didn't end until 4 

m. This year's tournament 
had six more teams than last 
year's and was the reason for 
the prolonged event. 

*I was quite surprised but 
more a little bit concerned," 
said Robbie Parrish, a junior 

jious education major, 
who just arrived from a tour 
with the gymnastics team at 
3:35 a.m. "But once I found 
out that it was a tournament, 
my fears wear calmed." 

"Last year we went until 
'one o'clock," said Mike Boyd, 
director of intramurals. "I'm 

thinking it can't be too much 
farther," he said. 

Boyd said single elimina- 
tion until the semi's or finals 
would correct the problem. 
Some students left and came 
back to play because of how 
late it was. 

"I'm just glad that it's over 
because we've been here since 
7:00 and now it's like 4:00 
in the morning," said Gabriel 
Trujillo, a junior theology 
major. "It was a really good 
win because the team that 
we played was a really good 

The smooth quickness and 
combination of solid team- 
work is what got Abusement 
Park to outplay the strength 
and strong spiking of Karlyn 
Ramsey and Mark Knutson 
from team I Love Spiking. 

"We all worked really hard 
and had a lot of teamwork," 

said Molli Paige, a freshman 
chemistry major and captain 
of Abusement Park. "Although 
we had some tough times, we 
pulled together and did a good 

Even though many players 
weren't as good as others, ev- 
eryone seemed to have fun just 
by playing with friends from 
the opposite sex. 

"Our name was the crazy 
monkeys and that's what we 
did. We acted like crazy mon- 
keys," said Sean Stultz, a soph- 
omore embedded systems ma- 
jor. "We dove for the ball; we 
flew for the ball, anything for 
the ball. We might have not 
gotten it, but we tried, and we 
had fun doing it." 

Southern had a lot of par- 
ticipation in the tournament. 
Like other new intramural 
sports that have been intro- 
duced this year, coed volley- 

An unearned $21 million salary 

Zack Livingston 

■ New York Knicks' Stephen 
Arbury is making $21 mil- 
Bin in the NBA for doing ab- 
Hlutely nothing. Some people 
■mid play in the NBA for $10 
Kame just because they love 
H*etball. Stephen Marbury 

■ the other hand is throw- 
IB a temper tantrum because 
Bv Head Coach Mike Dan- 

■ isn't giving him as much 
Playing time as usual. 

■Barbury's comments were 

■Brmed on ESPN's Web 

■°n Jan. 1 saying that Celt- 

■Fanagement is intent on 

||>ng him if he can reach a 

■H agreement with the 

■ think the Knicks are hurt- 
's h ' m as a player" said Ren- 

IBwdden, corporate well- 

ness major. "He is not a bad 
character, he is a stand up guy, 
and if he doesn't want to play 
than he doesn't have to play." 

According to a story posted 
on the Boston newspaper's 
Web site Monday afternoon, 
citing a source close to the 
situation, the Celtics have 
"absolutely no verbal commit- 
ment" with Marbury despite 
the two sides having talked, 
and in spite of Boston's inter- 
est in adding him, given ideal 
conditions. So why is Stephen 
Marbury plying basketball? 

"At this -point they need to 
just cut him or trade him" said 
Sean Lemon, junior physical 
therapy major. "It has become 
a personal issue and its sup- 
posed to be about business." 

At Southern we play intra- 
mural sports, which aren't 
even considered competitive 

sports at a collegiate level, 
however that's not why we 
play in the first place. We play 
these sports because we love 
them. Some students complain 
about the referees, the sched- 
ules and the lack of competi- 
tion in the selection of sports 
we offer. I'm sure we wouldn't 
mind a $21 million paycheck 
on the side, but the fact is that 
we don't get paid for playing 
intramurals, ESPN doesn't 
cover our games and most 
sports schools in the country 
don't even know what South- 
ern is. If you're not participat- 
ing in intramurals for the love 
of the game...why play? 

"i play basketball for the 
fun of it," said Tharea Lynch, 
sophomore psychology major. 
"I'm a competitive person and 
my participation is not ego 

Photo By Linski Cherisol 
Abusement Park after winning Saturday nights tournament 

ball might have found a spot 
in the intramural line up just 
because of its success on Sat- 
urday night. If you would like 
to see a sport implemented 
into Southern's intramurals, 
make sure you participate and 
show your love for it, because 

at Southern we play the sports 
our students love. 

Boyd said, "[Overall] we 
had a great night of volleyball 
and we've got some great vol- 
leyball talent. Next year there 
will definitely be a coed league 
when we play intramurals." 




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Men's B Division East 

1/29 5 p.m. Tropics/Still Kickin' Court ; 

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Women's A Division 

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Women's B Division 

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Team Fresh/Dunkin' Donuts 

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Deadline Monday at noon 

chatter@southern .edu 

Church Secrets| On Thurs- 
day, January 22nd, the Colleg- 
edale Church launched a new 
website targeting students 
who have not found other 
means of communication with 
spiritual leaders effective. 
This website "churchsecrets. 
net" will assist the Collegedale 
Pastoral team, faculty and 
staff at Southern in connect- 
ing with students by igniting 
the desire to engage in pursuit 
of Christ-centered resources 
to achieve maximum lev- 
els of personal satisfaction. is designed 
so that anyone may be able 
to share personal questions, 
relational dilemmas, and 
other secrets confidentially. 
Privacy is achieved through an 
anonymous blogging system, 
where the students can post 
a message without undue 
concern of embarrassment or 
fear of reprisal. After posting, 
others may offer comments. 
Each conversational thread is 
compassionately monitored. 

Prayer Groups| 7:15 a.m. 
M-F near the flag pole; 12:00 
p.m. MWF in the Student 
Center seminar room; 5 p.m. 
M-F at the fountain between 
Hackman and the library. 

The Kayak | Come join us at 
the The Kayak! We are open 
Monday through Thursday 
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. in 
the Hulsey Wellness Center. 
We have sandwiches, fruit 
smoothies, power booster 
bars, yogurt, fresh fruit, 
tossed or fruit salads and a 
variety of healthy drinks. We 
look forward to seeing you! 
Remember, all SAU employee 
are eligible for a 25% discount 
^n at all four of the Food Service 
W eateries! 

Friday, January 30 


Summer Camp Recruiting 
Noon -Social Work Major Applica- 
tions due (Daniells) 
6:06 p.m. - Sunset 

7 p.m. - Upper Room (Gospel 

8 p.m. - Student Week of Prayer 
Vespers (Church) 

After Vespers - Concert with Scott 
Kabel, Jake Gemmell, Jessica Weaver, 
& Aimee Burchard (Church) 

Sabbath, January 31 

9 a.m. - Adoration 1 - Leonard 
Sweet (Church) 

9:30-10:15 a.m. - Continental 
Breakfast (Church Fellowship Hall) 

10:15 a.m. - Saltworks Sabbath 
School (Hulsey Wellness Center) 

Social Experiment - formerly SMC 
& 9:75 (Church Fellowship Hall) 

Come & Reason (Wolftever Room - 
Thatcher South) 

Adoration 2 - Leonard Sweet 

11:30 a.m. - Connect: Andy Nash 
(Collegedale Academy) 

11:45 a.m. - Renewal: Leonard 
Sweet (Church) 

2 p.m. - Brazilian Club Evangelism 
(Wright Hall) 

3:30 p.m. - Benefit Concert for the 
Pewitts (Church) 

Adventist Theological Society - Dr. 
Jud Lake (Lynn Wood Chapel) 

6 p.m. - Evensong - Collegedale 
Academy Choir (Church) 

8 p.m. - Warren Miller Ski Movie 
(lies P.E. Center) 

Sunday, February 1 

6 p.m. - SA Super Bowl XLIII Party 
(lies P.E. Center) 

Monday, February 2 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Mid-Semester Book 
Buy Back (Campus Shop) 

Noon - SA Media applications/ 
portfolio due (Student Services) 

3:30 p.m. - Undergraduate 

5:15 & 5:45 P-m- - College Bowl 
(Presidential Banquet Room) 

7:30 p.m. - Storytelling: Charlotte 
Blake Alston, Convocation Credit 
(Ackerman Auditorium) 

Tuesday, February 3 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. - Mid-Semester Book 
Buy Back (Campus Shop) 

11 a.m. - Faculty Portfolio Work- 
shop (Presidential Banquet Room 2) 

6 p.m. - Tornado Siren Test 

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

Wednesday, February 4 

3 p.m. - Tax Seminar for Interna- 
tional Students (Lynn Wood) 

5:15 & 5:45 P- m - _ College Bowl 
(Presidential Banquet Room) 

5:30-6:30 p.m. - Enrollment Ser- 
vices Open House (Wright Hall Lob- 

7:15 p.m. - SA Senate (White Oak 

Thursday, February 5 

11 a.m. - Convocation: Black His- 

3:30 p.m. - Deans/Chairs 

hanging out with you. Sign- 
up deadline is February 6 at 
Need further information 
about the details of the week- 
end? Contact Kari Shultz at 

Volunteers Needed 

We have patients that are on that 
need an organ transplant help 
using their MatchingDonors. 
com Web site. If interested in 
volunteering contact Brenda 
at 781- 

Parents Weekend | Parents 
Weekend is February 13-15. 
Invite your parents to sign 
up and spend the weekend 

Adventist Theological 
Society meetingl "The Case 
of D.M. Canright: Father of 
Ellen White Criticisms" will 

be presented by Dr. Jud Lake. 
Please notice that we will 
NOT be meeting in our usual 
location. We will meet in 
Lynn Wood Hall Auditorium 
at 3:3op on Sabbath after- 
noon January 31. Everyone is 
. invited to attend. 

Computer Animation 

The School of Visual Art and 
Design at Southern Adven- 
tist University is hosting a 
presentation on computer 
animation today, January 29 
at 8:15 p.m. Southern gradu- 
ates Kevin Jackson, Michael 
Hutchinson, and Jeff Mac 
Neill will be discussing the 
art of animation and showing 
examples from their recent 
high profile projects, which 
include Kung-Fu Panda, Bolt, 
and Hulk. For more informa- 
tion, call 423.236.2732. 

January 30 

Brandon Peggau, Brit- 
tany Graves, Chelsea Heydt, 
Felycie Bertresse, Josh Mayo, 
Wilky Briette, Yvonne Saint 

January 31 

Amanda Gray, Da Hye Sung, 
Eliud Sicard, Eloho Toweh, 
Jorge Granada, Juanita 
Hamil, Keila Morales, Kenny 

February 1 

Andrea de Melo, Brittany Mc- 
Kee, Daniel Gonzalez, Edna 
Moreno, Ganoune Diop, Julie 
Lubin, Kristal Turner, Nathan 
Plank, Richard Johnson, Rick 
Hickman, Sandy Haviland, 
Sandy McKenzie, 

February 2. 

Alana Pabon, Greg White, 
Jennifer Grisham, Joseph 
Brannaka, Kathy Reeves 

February 3 

Anthony Southard, Ashley 
Cheney, Clayton Greenleaf, 
Erica Becker, Krystal Richter, 
Travis Bischof 

February 4 

Becky McCarty.Cathi Dema- 

ree, Jill Linthwaite, Josh Kim. 
Manuela Asaftei 

February 5 

Alexzandria Marotta, Court 
Stanton, Damoi Cross, En* 

Wright, Jonathan Gard- 
ner, Josiah Daniels, Paulo 
Tenorio, Penny Webster, ^ 




To add or remove classifieds email 

I Inexpensive room avail- 
able next semester | Seek- 
ing a female to live with 3 girls. 
■Located one mile from South- 
lern. Private room, shared 
fcath, wireless Internet, cable, 
Wining room, kitchen, wash- 
Br/dryer, living room, porch 
and big back yard. $200/ 
mo. plus water and utilities. 

I pall Melanie at 423-667-7564. 
2 Roommates wanted | 
■Jpstairs apartment within 
Balking distance from cam- 
Bus. Two rooms available. 
■Large room $275, small room 
$245 + utilities. Located right 
Bcross from Health Services. or call 

Roommate wanted | Look- 
ing for a female roommate to 
Hive with 3 other girls about 
H.5 miles frorn Southern. 2 
Bedroom, 2 bathroom house. 
■Vould need to be willing to 
Bare a small room with one 
■Bier girl. $i70/mo. Contact 
fcny 423-503-3404. 

Boom for rent | Preferably 
■ female. Less than 10 min- 
utes from Southern. Access 
B entire house and back- 
Brd, including a deck. Wash- 
B & dryer. $3 5 o/mo. Call 

Bpoms for rent | 2 rooms 
Bf rent for female students. 
Bated 7 miles from Colleg- 
Hale, 3 miles from Ooltewah. 
Spss to kitchen, laundry, 
B>le and wireless Internet, 
■gjet home in the country 
B n large deck. Available im- 
■pately for- $8 5 /wk. Call 
■pela cell: 423-280-3243 
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Hpommate wanted I Inter- 

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Scooter for sale | 2004 
Vespa ET-4, i 5 occ Scooter 
with only 375 miles! Like new, 
hardly used, pearl white metal- 
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3 Vespa helmets included, re- 
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Excellent gas mileage. Asking 
$2,750. Serious inquiries only 
please. Call 706-264-9441. 

'04 Envoy XL | Excellent 
condition, fully loaded with 
new tires. Gray with leather 
interior. 82k miles. Asking 
$12,000. Please contact Sam 

'88 Honda Prelude SI | pw 

ac cc power sunroof, pioneer 
deck and speakers, new tires, 
lots of receipts too much to 
list. $2,85o/obo jdickerson@ 

'04 Ford Focus SVT | Lim- 
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73K, well maintained, great 
shape, $5,495 Call Justin @ 

'05 Subaru BAJA | Black 
Pearl. 66k miles, turbo, Au- 
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1 1/4" Towing Pkg, Bed Ex- 
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RC Airplane | Radio-con- 
troled airplane, Electristar. 
Comes with 4 channel ra- 
dio, chargers, batteries and 
box, ready to fly. If you 
have questions, call Rob at 

Longboard | Sector 9- Pin- 
tail complete, Bones bearings, 
Independent trucks, 44mm 
wheels. $65. Call Amelia 423- 

For sale | C.B. Radio (mobile 
unit) with 46 channels and 
two emergency channels. $75. 
Complete with antenna, mike 
and hanger. Call George Web- 
ster at 423-728-4340. 

Guitar | Electric guitar with 
amp. Washburn X-series 
metallic blue. This guitar is 
practically new and includes 
a canvas backpack style case. 
Asking $i5o/obo. Call 423- 
208-2618 or e-mail shanis@ 

Telescope | Message 
Meade 8" telescope. Ex- 
cellent condition. $250. 
Please call 423-503-7802 or 

Classical/folk guitar | 

Made by Hohner. Contessa 
model HG 14 and case. All 
good strings and good condi- 
tion. Looks new! Comes with a 
Teach Your Self Classical Gui- 
tar chord book. Asking $150. 
if you are interested. 

Drum set | Black, 5pc Tama 
Swingstar drum kit with 16" 
Zildjian Medium Crash, 17" 
Zildjian A Custom Fast Crash, 
20" Sabian ProSonic Ride, 13" 
Sabian ProSonic hats, 10" Sa- 
bian B8 Pro Splash. Gibraltar 
throne, all hardware included. 
14" Tama maple snare. $750. 
Call Stuart 706-676-1295 

Apple iPod Touch 8GB | In 

excellent condition. Includes a 
USB sync cable, a pair of ear- 
phones, and quick start guide. 
Features include Music, Vid- 
eo, Photos, Safari, YouTube, 
iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, 3.5 
in. multi-touch screen, and 
more. $200/obo tomstone@ or 423-310- 

Fishtank | 46 Gallon Bow 
Front Fishtank w/ Stand. In- 
cludes sand, rocks, plants, fil- 
ters, food, meds, aerator, etc. 
Dorm legal. Perfect for fresh 
or salt water fish. Paid more 
than $600. Will sell for $300/ 

Camping Backpack | Deu- Electric bass guitar | For 

terFururaVario 50+10. Awe- • Sale Ibanez 4 string electric 
some pack, basically brand bass guitar, comes with Fend- 
new, only used 3 times. $140 er Rumble 15 Amp/speaker, 
cord, and strap. $250.00. This 
system was used once! Call 
423-618-6573 and ask for Jon 
for info. 

Austin: 937-684-2254 

Netgear RangeMax WNDA 

3100 Dual Band Wireless-N 
Adapter. High speed USB 
wireless adapter for 802.11 
A,G, and N. In new condition 
and comes with original pack- 
aging. $20. Call: 423-503- 

Whirlpool fridge | Black, 
dorm-sized fridge in good con- 
dition for $90. Call Samara at 

423-313-0832 or e-mail at will buy 24 days (May 4-28) of once-in-a-lifetime educa- 

tional social immersion in 
Printer | Epson photo print- Europe. Explore Amsterdam, 
er . If you have questions, call Dachau concentration camp, 

Airline Voucher J I have a 
Southwest Airlines voucher 
valued at $583 that I will not 
be able to use. It expires on 
March 14, so it would be per- 
fect for Spring Break. It can be 
yours for just $400. Call 596- 

Europe For Sale | $4,999 

Rob at 423-322-8738. 

Brand new Xbox | 360 

elite console 120 gb hard drive 
with HDMI and all accessories 
included. 423-331-0393- 

Media viewer for sale 

MyVu pmv-i003i "solo edi- 
tion" personal media viewer 
(video glasses) - for 5th gen 
iPod video only. Watch movies 
on your iPod without strain- 
ing to see the tiny screen, $55. 
Call Jonathan 423-605-8437. 

Subwoofers | Two 10" 
Rockford Fosgate Punch HX2 
Subwoofers. 4 Ohms. 500 
Watts RMS each. 1000 Watts 
Peak each. Comes in. a ported 
box. $800 new. Asking $250/ 

Flute I Gemeinhardt 2np 
flute. Some scratches. $150/ 
obo. Call 423-605-5145- 

2 hoodies 1 1 white with black 
designs and 1 cream with gold 
designs. Brand new 1 for $20. 
If you are interesting contact 
me at Jhonore@southern. 
edu., or call 305-457-3177- 

cruise down the Rhein River, 
climb the Eiffel Tower, throw 
snowballs in Switzerland and 
visit Buckingham Palace. All 
this plus 3 hours Cultural An- 
thropology/Sociology credit or 
Directed Study credit (profes- 
sor approval required), round 
trip airfare, hotel accommoda- 
tions, in-country travel, 1 meal 
per day and basic insurance. 
Contact: Stanley Stevenson at or 

Rabbit [ For sale to a good 
home: female dwarf rabbit. 
Caramel-colored and white. 
She's housebroken and friend- 
ly. Asking $15 - comes with 
some accessories. For more 
info call 423-802-4280. 

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Best bathrooms on campus 

. ..,___ ,.,„ ,i,™.m take those interested in using only 

Adam Wamack 

HllMOP fnrrnB _ 

Public restrooms are meant 
to be used. They are provided 
for all those in need. Since 
we all know that bathrooms 
are there so that we can use 
them, guys and girls alike, 
it shouldn't be weird to talk 

1 . Lynn Wood Hall, first floor, 
next to elevator, the 
handicap stall 

Judges Score: 
-Maintenance: 10 
-Cleanliness: 10 
-Privacy: 10 
Total Score: 30 

2. Miller Hall, first floor, 
under the stairs 

Judges Score: 
-Maintenance: 9 
-Cleanliness: 10 
-Privacy: 10 

Total Score: 29 

3. Wright Hall, second floor, 
across from P.R., first stall on 
the left (under cafe). 

Judges Score: 
-Maintenance: 8 
-Cleanliness: 10 
-Privacy: 10 
Total Score: 28 

about them. We should take 
a bit of pride in providing the 
finest facilities for the people 
of our school. The availability 
of public restroom facilities in 
nearly every building on cam- 
pus makes their use common 
enough for all residents of the 
classrooms to oftentimes take 
them for granted. So, for all 

4. Hulsey Wellness Center, 
ground floor, behind 
The Kayak. 

-Judges Score: 
-Maintenance: 10 
-Cleanliness: 10 
-Privacy: 7 
Total Score: 27 

5. Hackman Hall, upper floor, 
across from stairs, first stall 
on left. 

Judges Scote: 
-Maintenance: 10 
-Cleanliness: 10 
-Privacy: 7 
Total Score: 27 

6. Daniells Hall, top floor, 
across from front door, 
second stall on left. 

-Judges Score: 
-Cleanliness: 10 
-Privacy: 7 
Total Score: 26 

those interested in using only 
the best facilities that our uni- 
versity provides for us, here is 
a list of the best of the best: a 
combination of the best-kept 
secrets and most famous spots 
that you need to be sure to 
check out and bless with your 

7. McKee Library, first floor, 
back-left corner, second stall. 

-Judges Score: 
-Maintenance: 9 
-Cleanliness: 10 
-Privacy: 6 
Total Score: 25 

Honorable mentions 

■ Hickman Science Center, 
first floor, next to elevator, 
handicap stall. 

• Brock Hall, first floor, facing 
parking lot, second stall. 

• Talge Hall, suite of rooms 
2444 and 2446. 

• Mable Wood Hall, first floor, 
behind front office, first stall. 

Thank you Southern 

for providing us with 

clean facilities! 

Knowing your place at Southern 

Adam Wamack 

Humph Editor 


Freshman— You know 

you're a freshman if you slow 
down and look hesitantly 
at the oncoming cars at the 
crosswalk either by the gym or 
by the Campus Kitchen before 
you cross; then you wave at 
them for stopping. Learn the 
way it works already! 

Sophomore— You know 
you're a sophomore when you 
make fun of all the "immature 

freshman" and get really of- 
fended if someone makes a 
mistake and asks if you are a 
freshman yourself. 

Junior— You know you're 
a junior when your answer to 
"What year are you?" is always 
a measurement of how long 
it'll be until you are a senior, 
for example: "I'll be a senior 
next semester," or "I only need 
12 more credits and I'll be a 

Senior— You know you're 

senior if you walk slow and 
cross the crosswalk with a 
haughty swagger in your 
demeanor. Don't be such a 

Super Senior (5+ years)— 
You know you're a super se- 
nior if you have no life because 
you study all day, don't eat in 
the cafe and never, ever, EVER 
answer the question "How 
many years have you been 
here?" with the truth. 


Adam Wamack 

Humor Editor 

r-^\ Week of Prayer. 

~~S Great leadership, music and speaking. 

Gas prices going up... 
while barrel prices go down. 

The cost to import oil is falling ($37 a barrel), 
but somehow we are seeing the price for the 
consumer going up. Looks shady to me. 

Donuts on the Promenade. 

Everyone loves food in the morning; 
everyone loves free things. Put the two 
together and you have a lot of happy 
Promenade-walking people. 

Dow Stock Market still falling. 

Same news— different day. Same bank ac- 
count-different balance. 

Late afternoon early 

evening naps. Those kind when 
you know you should be doing home- 
work or something productive but you 
are just so tired, and your bed looks so 
comfortable, that you lay down, telling 
yourself it'll just beforafewminu...zz 

ZZZ 7777. 

Not being able to sleep through 

the night. Your body and mind goes a f£_ 
million miles per second and then you try and iL. 
shut it off real quick for a few hdurs and often \^- 
can't. (Advice: warm shower with the lights off | 
and just relax.) 

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February 5, 2009 • The student voice since 1 926 

Water causes 
damage to 


tXtsniH ; — 

A sprinkler system pipe 
roke at Landscape Services 
11 Jan. 16, causing major 
ater damage to two of the 
This was yet another 
impus facility to experience 
ater damage due to pipes 
eezing. ■ 

The water from the frozen 

pe flooded the office of Mark 

Intone, director of Landscape 

Services, and the office of Dee 

Bee Boyce, office manager. 

"When I came in my office 

was like a waterfall spraying 

it of the sprinkler," Antone 


It is suspected the pipe 
ike around 2 p.m., shortly 
ter everyone had left and 
was not discovered until 
Bound 4:30 p.m. When em- 
Boyees got there, two to three 
ftches of water covered the 
l>or, ceiling tiles had fallen 
out, insulation was on the 
Eior and icicles were forming 
Btside the windows. 
■"When I got there the in- 
flation was floating in the 
Dpr and had washed out the 
[|nt door onto the sidewalk," 
pee said. 

see LANDSCAPE, page 3 

Weekofprayer calls students to testify 

Student W eek of prayer W as held Monday, Jan. 2 6 through Friday, Jan. 3 o. ,t featured setlmdent? 

thatMeha Chamberlam made Thursday evening. Chamberlain ealled speeifically for those who have suf- 
jerea to confide m Christ _ J 

Phipps to perform at Southern 

Kalejgh Lang 
staff m/bitfp 

Wintley Phipps will sing for 
a benefit concert in the Colleg- 
edale Church, Saturday, Feb. 
7 at 4 p.m. The concert will 
be free of charge, but an of- 
fering will be taken to benefit 
the U.S. Dream Academy that 
Phipps founded in 1998. 

The vision of the U.S. Dream 
Academy is, "To create an army 
of young men and women with 
positive dreams for their lives, 
equipped with the tools to 
make those dreams a reality." 

Eleven centers throughout 
America's major metropolitan 
areas provide mentoring and 
tutoring to children of incar- 
cerated parents and children 
falling behind in school. 

John Nixon, pastor of the 
Collegedale Church, attended 
college with Wintley and set 
up the concert. 

"He has to do quite a bit of 
fundraising to keep it [Dream 
Academy] going strong and the 
idea of a benefit concert at our 
church came up," Nixon said. 
"I was struck that the timing 

would be 
perfect for 
our church 
with our 
on local 
and exter- 
nal focus, 

of which Dream Academy is 
a prime example." 

According to the online 
Adventist Review, Phipps is 

Wintley Phipps 


Spalding Cove 
apartments to 
provide more 
family housing 

Yvonne Saint- Villiers 

Staff W.i». ' 

At the first of the year, fami- 
lies began to move to Spalding 
Cove Apartments, the newest 
addition to Southern's family 

With Southern struggling to 
provide parking for everyone 
on campus, there is also the is- 
sue of housing. Spalding Cove 
was purchased by Southern 
last October to provide addi- 
tional housing for 28 married 
students and their families. 
Right now, there are still 18 
non-student families residing 
there, but as they find alterna- 
tive housing, Southern is mov- 
ing over new residents. 

"We are planning to fill 
openings with student families 
as current residents choose to 
move out," said Cindi Young, 
coordinator for student fam- 
ily & faculty housing. "We 
are probably looking at two 
to three years... although de- 
pending on Southern's needs 
for student housing, it may 
not totally convert to student 
housing in that time frame." 

The units in Spalding Cove 
are all the same, with many 
amenities that make them 





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Southern finalists perform 



Chris Clouzet 
Snf W""« 

For nearly two hours, sev- 
en musicians performed at 
the Annual Concerto Concert 
presented by Southern's Sym- 
phony Orchestra in the Colleg- 
edale Church on Jan. 25. 

The concert featured the fi- 
nalists of the School of Music's 
Concerto Competition, which 
is an annual event started by 
the orchestra's previous con- 
ductor, Orlo Gilbert, in 1990. 

By last October, 25 par- 
ticipants had mailed in CD re- 
cordings of their best perfor- 
mances to Laurie Minner, the 
current orchestra conductor. 
Minner said 20 were chosen 
by the faculty to perform live 
before a panel of six judges. 
The winners of the competi- 
tion were the seven soloists 
featured in the recent concert. 
"Many people came to me 
after the concert and said it 
was the best concerto concert 
they remember attending," 
Minner said. 

The orchestra only had 
three weeks to prepare for the 
concert, including just two 
weeks of rehearsals with the 
soloists, one of whom traveled 
from California to perform. 

Jonathan Harper, a senior 
at Georgia-Cumberland Acad- 

emy and previous finalist in 
the concerto competition of 
2007, said he's been practicing 
between two and four hours a 
day since October. Harper had 
support from his older brother 
Jeff, a junior theology major, 
who is proud of his younger 

"I was taking piano lessons 
and he wanted to learn a few 
notes," Harper said. "I taught 
him those first few notes." 

For the finalists studying 
at Southern, practicing with 
the orchestra did not involve 
much more than getting out of 
their seat and heading to the 
front with their instrument. 
It took more scheduling to fit 
in practices with the two final- 
ists from Georgia-Cumberland 
Academy. Thirteen-year-old 
Miclen LaiPang began prac- 
ticing with the orchestra the 
Friday immediately preceding 
Sunday's concert. 

Of the seven finalists, four 
were from Southern. Chelsea 
Appel, a senior music major 
and Justin Stone, a junior 
nursing and piano perfor- 
mance major, both performed 
on the piano. Doug Baasch, a 
senior music performance ma- 
jor, played the cello; and Josi- 
anne Bailey, a freshman nurs- 
ing and music performance 
major, played the flute. 


John Shoemaker 

tional students arrive at Southern 

After an application pro- 
cess of a year and a half, two 
international students from 
Vietnam arrived at Southern 
on Dec. 31 to pursue an edu- 

It took Hai Vo, a freshman 
computer science major, and 
Phuong Nguyen, a freshman 
general studies major, six 
months to figure out how to 
apply to Southern. After three 
stops and a 24 hour plane ride, 
they finally arrived. 

iC Every 
student wants 
to study in the 
is their dream. ' ' 
-Phuong Nguyen 

"Getting to Southern was 
not at all easy," Nguyen said. 

Besides choosing a school 
based on the acceptance of 
their GPA, SAT scores and fi- 
nancial aid, the students no- 
ticed Southern because of the 
high ranking of the school in 
the 2009 top colleges edition 
of the U.S. News and World 

Thursday, February 5. 2009 





Monika Bliss 







Laure Chamberlain 

Hai Vo 

"Every Vietnamese student 
wants' to study in the United 
States," Nguyen said. "It is 
their dream." 

The transfer process and 
culture shock of being in 
America has been overwhelm- 
ing for both of them. Nguyen 
and Vo agree that they have 
found few similarities between 
the U.S. and Vietnam. 

Although both Vo andNguy- 
en had to leave their friends, 
family, culture, and two years 
of college credits behind, they 
have comfortably settled into 
the campus atmosphere. 

"There are so many nice 
people here," Vo said. "Every- 
one is very friendly." 

According to Mark Grun- 
dy, associate vice president 
of Marketing & Enrollment 
Services, the admission pro- 
cess into Southern from a 

Phuong Nguyen 

communist country is a (ml 
jor challenge. Students misll 
overcome several obstacles to I 
succeed in Southern's rigoree ] 
academic program. 

First, applicants must re-| 
ceive a student visa. Then a] 
plicants' previous schools 
must be up to par with the at- 1 
ademics offered at Southern! 
Finally, applicants mustpassi] 
test to ensure they are atacol-| 
lege English level. 

Therefore, MarketingfkEal 
rollment Services, as well si 
the rest of Southern's admin-l 
istration, was pleased to at I 
cept these two students. 

"They're the nicest individf I 
als you'll meet," Grundy said! 
He added that the studentf 
passed the acceptance sol 
with flying colors and area! 
pected to excel in their m | 

Correction ■■ 

In the senate profiles last week, Ethan White's major was incorrectly printed. 
He is a theology/archeology major. 

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[Library hosts Hefferlin art exhibit 

Julie Hittle 

Students and community 
members gathered in the Mc- 
Kee Library on Jan. 21 to view 
I the artwork of Melissa Heffer- 

To set the tone for the eve- 
ning, Southern's string quartet 
upstairs as guests and 
students entered the library. 
Greeters stood by the front 
Joors to welcome those at- 
tending, and members of the 
library staff served refresh- 
ments while guests looked at 
the artwork. 

"As you walked in, it felt like 

real art gallery," said Brit- 
tany Webster, a sophomore 
music education major. "The 
whole program was really set 
up well." 

After thanking the donors 
who provided their original 
Merlin paintings for the ex- 
libit, President Gordon Bietz 
introduced Hefferlin to the 
juests. Bietz has known Hef- 
erlin for many years and was 
iroud to have her showcase 
ler artwork. 

"Her growing reputation 
gives us a sense of pride," Bi- 


Hefferlin began by telling 
her life story about growing up 
in the countryside near Chat- 
tanooga. As a result, farm and 
ranch imagery played an im- 
portant role in her artwork. 
Hefferlin talked about how 
both of her parents worked at 
Southern, what it was like to 
study art in Russia during the 
Soviet period and why she has 
such a passion for art. 

"Art enhances the quality 
of life," she said. "It is not the 
prettiness that matters, it's 

Hefferlin's art has been 
showcased in many places 
around the world, including 

New York, Los Angeles, Den- 
ver, London, Zurich and all 
over the Southeastern U.S. 
When the city of Chattanooga 
needed an artist to paint a 
commemorative mural to cel- 
ebrate the opening of the 21st 
Century Waterfront Develop- 
ment, they chose Hefferlin for 
the job. She also co-wrote a 
coffee table book about Rus- 
sian painting. 

Joe Mocnik, the director of 
libraries, was happy with how 
the event went. 

Mocnik said, "I'm really 
pleased we had such a great 

Plans made for renovation of mens recreation room 


The men's residence hall 
21 be renovating the recre- 
ion room this month, giving 
e room a new look and up- 
ting the equipment. 
( The renovations will in- 
gle new carpet, fresh paint, 
gh-dennition flat-screen 
|, another air conditioning 
it, surround sound and Di- 
|HV satellite service. 
"It will definitely bean up- 
(de on our TV environment 
student enjoyment," said 
■P Patterson, associate dean 
^Pf n in Talge Hall. 
■ ™e Plans for the area in- 
I* two high-definition flat 
r een TVs, along with seating 
* ,b o»t 85 to 9 o residents. 
™rson and Dwight Mag- 

said the renovated recreation 
room will help to accommo- 
date the football viewers and 
many fantasy football enthu- 
siasts to watch more than one 
game at a time. 

Outside the TV area, the 
ping-pong and pool tables will 
remain, along with another 
flat-screen TV and seating for 
approximately 40 more resi- 

"When March Madness is 
on, it's hard to get a bunch of 
guys into one area to watch a 
game," Patterson said. 'This 
will create more viewing and 
seating options." 

The work is scheduled to 
be done a week after spring 
break so students can enjoy 
the renovated room for the 
rest of the semester. 

"We will probably close the 
recreation room for a couple 

of weeks before spring break," 
Magers said. "We hope to 
have it open again a couple of 
weeks into March. 

Talge has been working 
with Southern architect, Fred 
Turner, on the plans for the 
renovation, which were ap- 
proved Jan. 26. 

According to current and 
former staff, the recreation 
room has not been renovated 
since the mid-1980s. 

Dennis Negron, a profes- 
sor in the English department 
and former associate dean 
in Talge, said the recreation 
room is slightly different since 
he was attending Southern in 


"The TV area is pretty 
much the same," Negron said. 
"It used to be a weight room 
and the recreation room, so it 
was very noisy." 


Continued from Pg. 

appealing to their tenants. 

"Each apartment is a two- 
bedroom, one and a half bath 
unit that has a garage with 
extra storage," Young said. 
"With the townhouse style, 
there is a patio out from the 
garage and a large deck above 
it off the kitchen. The kitchens 
have stoves, refrigerators and 
dishwasher. For new student 
families moving into the apart- 
ments, a washer and dryer are 
also provided." 

The units are being assessed 
and, if necessary, renovated for 
the new residents as the for- 
mer residents move out. Kim 
Sturm and her team are mak- 


ing sure that each unit is ready 
for the new tenants moving in. 
"We go in and access whatever 
damages," Sturm said. "Paint, 
things broken, carpet clean- 
ing, lights etcetera." 

David Biehl, a master's 
student in business manage- 
ment, has lived in Spalding 
Cove even before Southern 
purchased them. He enjoys 
living there andthinks it is 
a great alternative to living in 
the dorm. "The Spalding Cove 
Apartments are nice," Biehl 
said. Biel said the apartments 
have some advantages over 
living in the dorm, like the fact 
that the neighbors are quieter. 
There are some disadvantages 
too. He added, his friends can- 
not live "just down the hall." 


Continued from Pg. 1 

an ordained minister of the 
Seventh-day Adventist church. 
He is a world renowned, Gram- 
my-nominated, gospel music 
recording artist. His singing 
career has lasted more than 30 
years and he has sung for ev- 
ery sitting American president 
since Ronald Reagan. Some 
students are looking forward 
to hearing his music live. 

"Listening to his voice on 
Sabbath afternoons made the 
day extra special," said Ashley 
Compton, a senior business 
administration major. "I es- 
pecially like his song entitled 

"The Sun will Shine Again.' It 
is filled with hope for Jesus' 
Second Coming." 

Wintley's voice and lyrics 
are inspiring to many. 

®* He approaches 
music as ministry, 
not merely religious 
entertainment. y J 

- John Nixon 

Nixon said, "He approaches 
music as ministry, not merely 
religious entertainment." Nix- 
on said. "I believe that all who 
attend this weekend will be in 
for a generous blessing." 


Continued from Pg. 1 

. The water soaked papers, 
files and plans that were in 
Antone's office. His computer 
had water damage, but Infor- 
mation Systems was able to 
salvage it. 

"We were lucky to have 
caught it when we did," An- 
tone said. 

Landscape Services could 
have lost a lot more, but they 
packed up the majority of 
their belongings in anticipa- 
tion for a move to a new build- 
ing. Plant Services has been in 
the process of constructing a 
new facility for them, which is 
located on Park Lane close to 

Transportation Services. 

The building that Land- 
scape Services is in currently, 
located behind Brock Hall, is 
the second oldest building on 
campus and has had many 
maintenance issues. Once the 
department moves out South- 
ern officials plan-to demolish 

Landscape Services hopes 
to move into their new build- 
ing within the next week, es- 
pecially because of their cur- 
rent office situation. They are 
waiting for permission from 
the inspectors before starting 
the transition. 

Boyce said, "We are now 
more than ready to move into 
our new building." 




As president of South- 
ern SA, I want to focus on 
strengthening the communi- 
cation between SA and the stu- 
dent body, especially through 
virtual networking. A huge as- 
pect of this is making outreach 



SA President 

opportunities readily available 
to students. I also want to fa- 
cilitate an environment that 
promotes success through a 
system of motivation and ac- 
countability among SA offi- 
cers. Some specific examples 
include the following: 

Personally hold l-on-i 

meetings with SA officers on a 
weekly basis. Make event infor- 
mation and Southern Breeze 
podcasts readily available on 
the SA Web site; continue to 
to list club and service activi- 
ties. Place suggestion boxes 
throughout campus; and cre- 
ate online forms for student 

Simplify intramural net- 
working through a Web site 
that allows captains to post 
needed positions and seek- 
ers to browse listings. Push 
for use of alternative mate- 
rials for tableware, bottles, 
take out boxes, etc. Increase 
funding for clubs that oper- 

ate local outreach programs, 
and specifically continue sup- 
port for Malamulo College. 
Delegate 'Honors Halls' in 
the dorms, and increase their 

Enhance worship partici- 
pation by providing incentives 
to lead a small group, get in- 
volved in Renewal and Sab- 
bath School and give dorm 
worships. Hold once-a-week 
discussion forums in the cafe 
on issues relating to our school, 
religion and world. List specif- 
ic mission calls in the Accent, 
and push for a resurrection of 
a student led Big Brother, Big 
Sister program. 

As majestic artwork com- 

bines many shades and col- 
ors, as an unyielding build- 
ing depends on the durability 
and strength of each brick and 
as a glorious song resonates 
through harmony and diver- 
sity, so a university thrives 
on the creativity, passion and 
uniqueness of each one of us. 

Let me be the facilitator 
who motivates, delegates and 
organizes this collection of 
personalities. For the strong 
leadership of our fascinating 
student body, vote Johnny 
Hodgson your next SA presi- 

sonForSA to see a short video 
of my fresh ideas. 

For the Student Association 
next year, I would like to see 
Southern recapture its purpose 
as Southern "Missionary" Col- 
lege - to reclaim its missions 
aspect on a local scale and to 
make our campus user and en- 



SA President 

vironmentally friendly. 

Here are my three goals in 
accomplishing this: 

Community for Unity 

l. Reinstating club presi- 
dent's council. 

Before we can impact the 
world around us, we must be 
united! By doing this, each 

unique club has a say in how 
we impact the community and 
how each club can contribute 
to this project. 

2. Utilizing 
User-friendly campus 

1. Renovating CK. 

I will work with the current 
SA administration and Wright 
Hall to allocate funds for reno- 
vating CKs in a two phase pro- 
cess so it does not drastically 
affect tuition. 

2. Information location for 
Southern Village. 

I will work to create an in- 
formation billboard for up- 
coming events located in 
Southern Village. This will 

help unify and keep Southern 
Village informed. 

3. Applicable Dorm wor- 

Friendly Campus 

1. Takeout boxes. 

I will work to replace Sty- 
rofoam containers with more 
environmentally friendly con- 

2. Utilities 

I will work with Plant Ser- 
vices to implement energy 
and money saving light-bulbs, 
hand-driers, etc. 

These are ambitious goals, 
but I feel I have the qualifica- 
tions and experience to get 
these things done. I have 

worked with student asso- 
ciations in previous years by 
holding offices such as SA 
president, vice-president and 
parliamentarian at Colleg- 
edale Academy. Also, I have 
served as class president, stu- j 
dent community service direc- 
tor for three years. Current™ , 
serve as SA senator and serve j 
in the Student Ministerial As- J 

I am but one person, but j 
with God's help and YOUR?, 
we can make a difference, 
reaching our surrounding 
community and making our 
campus user and environmen- 
tally friendly! 

FOCUS is an acronym that 
stands for Focused On Cre- 
atively Utilizing Service. FO- 
CUS would be a relatively 
informal advisory group or- 
ganized by myself; the group 
would be a venue for student 



SA President 

concerns about the school and 
what they would like to see 
changed. The group would be 
open for anyone to join. 

The Guardians would be an 
initiative that I would actively 
lead out in; it would have both 
a local and an international 
element. I love kids, and I be- 

lieve that we have a responsi- 
bility to help guard their inno- 
cence. Currently the Guardian 
program entails four main 
groups/ministries; these in- 
clude Flag Camp, Big Brother/ 
Big Sister, Juvenile Detention 
ministries and Advent Home. 
My main objectives would in- 
clude generating support for 
these programs, helping them 
function and facilitating our 
role in their operations. I re- 
alize that not everyone has a 
passion for kids; that is why 
it is so important for student 
lead organizations to unite 
behind a common theme of 
stewardship and service so 
that we are organized enough 

to jointly develop diverse min- 
istries that suit everyone's spe- 
cial gifts and interests. 

The Club Coalition would 
be both an initiative and or- 
ganization composed of club 
leaders and chaired by myself. 
The Club Coalition would be 
divided into smaller coalitions 
of clubs with similar interests. 
The clubs would not merge, 
simply work together through 
my facilitation. I think it 
makes sense for the SA presi- 
dent to bring the clubs that 
have similar interests together 
to form smaller coalitions so as 
to pursue their interests more 

I would like to see campus 

food menus up„.-_ 
renovated, an "All Star" ele-j 
ment added to each intramu-j 
ral sport, persistence on envi- j 
ronmental sustainability and j 
green initiatives, a Leadership J 
Scholarship become a reajy 
ity and worship credit award- 
ed for community service. . 
would like to work extensively! 
as a liaison between SA Sen* j 
and Southern administration I 
to work for the development] 
of programs, practices an J 
renovation that will nirlWJ 
maximize students' return » 
tuition dollars. 




Steven Arauz 



science is as true to duty as the 

needle is to the pole, and who 
A godly lady once wrote, jij, ,, ., . , , 
l \ / i c xi m " stand for the n ght though 

Jie greatest want of the t v_ t„ „ , „ „ „ ,. ." 

f , , f , ... , -, tne heavens fall." Realizing 

Trld is men who will not be t u.,.n,' ■ ... 

that this is a goal that our cam- 
pus and SA nurtures, here are 
my three focal points: 

l. Stimulate. Potentially, 

Blight or sold, who in their 
ffimost souls are true and hon- 
est, who do- no! fear to call sin 
Bits right name, whose con- 

around 2,700 students de- 
sire to achieve the most for 
their Savior. However, many 
times there are physical, spiri- 
tual, emotional and financial 
needs that prevent them from 
blooming to their full capacity. 
Recognizing each student's in- 
dividual obstacles, actively lis- 
tening and sketching solutions 
is vital. 

2. Generate. Currently, 
our campus is thriving with 
ministries, clubs and orga- 
nizations that promote the 
wellbeing of students. I am 
impressed at how our campus 
is flourishing with much lead- 
ership and constant achieve- 

(contim iprj) 

mehts. These goal-oriented 
students need our support 
for them to continue advanc- 
ing. It is necessary not only 
to provide nourishment to 
the already existing entities, 
but also an action to establish 
new resources to students who 
are being held back by their 

3. Be. Being an SA senator 
has provided me with an expe- 
rience that calls me to a higher 
level of dedication. I plan to 
continue stimulating, in lis- 
tening to whom I represent 
and developing action plans. I 
plan to generate changes as I 
have been accomplishing with 

the new SA Senate Scholar- 
ship. I desire to involve our 
Creator in every aspect of our 
campus. We can't just keep 
dreaming and believing, we 
need to make the difference 

The steps are stimulate, 
generate and be the change] 
Challenges will be encoun- 
tered, however, Wilberforce 
wrote, "Without a raindrop 
there can be no shower. With- 
out a spark there can be no 
fire. Without a seed there can 
be no harvest. Without a step 
there will be no journey." Let's 
be the change and achieve our 
greatest ambitions. 

Bocial vice president. Of all 
|ffl positions in SA, social VP 
Battle most well-known and 
BDs criticized. Each year it's a 
am adventure when' going to 
EBparties: They either rock 
Wiey very much don't. This 
B I've had the privilege of 

Jason Ortega 


Social Vice 

being on the social commit- 
tee and observing firsthand all 
the work and heartache that 
goes into planning the various 
events. I've seen the things we 
did right this year and how we 
can improve for next year. I 
believe that the social events 
on campus should be just that, 
social. There should be healthy 

mingling and fun among the 
party goers and not just en- 
tertainment. That is why next 
year I will bring together peo- 
ple from many different walks 
of life to form a planning team 
that will not only be creative 
but extremely organized and 
diverse. My ideas for next 
year's parties will be fun for 
everyone from the most social 
butterfly to the most reclusive 
bookworm. Our theme will be 
centered around creating an 
atmosphere where everyone 
can both make new friends 
and grow closer to old ones. 
Many of us have chosen this 
school not only for academics 
but also for the good Christian 
friends we can have here. So 

Primary voting will occur next Thursday. 
Place your online votes at 


or various polling stations around campus. 
General election will be held February 19. 

I, Jason Ortega, promise you tain you with awesome par- 

that if I am elected as social ties, but will give you a chance 

VP for next year, I will build a to get involved, have fun and 

diverse, organized social com- make lasting friendships and 

mittee that will not only enter- memories. 

Better Ingredients. 
Better Pizza. 

60 BIG... 






Chris Clouzetl 

Religion Editor! I 

Stop trying to find a spouse and let God take control 

Delyann Hernandez 
ffl^ 1 ""™ 

The phrase, "How to get a 
date" met my eyes. No, I wasn't 
reading the latest Accent ar- 
ticle on dating. I was in class 
and the phrase was referring 
to radiometric dating, not boy/ 
girl dating. I smiled to myself 
and allowed my thoughts to 
drift away from rocks and dirt 
to the far more interesting top- 
ic of boy/girl dating. 

The articles that have been 
written for the Accent on dat- 
ing have ranged from tips for 
getting a date, what not to do 
and articles that satirize the 
whole concept of dating, es- 
pecially in a Christian setting. 
Does the guy make the first 
move or doesn't he? Does the 
girl act coy or forward? What 
does a "vespers date" really 
mean anyway? All these ques- 
tions and more seem to plague 

the minds of the students 
at Southern. 

I think Southern guys and 
girls need to do one very es- 
sential thing: RELAX! 

I'll never 
find a good 

husband if 
I don't find 

him now. 

That guy that you thought 
was into you, well, turns out 
he isn't, he took out Susie Q 
and left you with one less pro- 
spective future mate. You're a 
senior and time's a' wasting, 
but I say throw all concern to 

the wind. You might say, "But 
after I graduate I have to en- 
ter the real world and there 
aren't as many Christians 
in the workplace. And for- 
get about my church family; 
there's no one there. I'll never 
find a good Christian husband 
if I don't find him now." True. 
Good point. My, what a sad, 
sad story. Let me play the vio- 
lin for you. 

In Song of Solomon it says, 
"Do not stir up or awaken love 
until the appropriate time," 
(Song of Solomon 8:4). Maybe 
all this talk about what you 
should do to get noticed by the 
opposite sex is just that: talk. 
Maybe Southern guys don't 
need to be more forward. May- 
be Southern girls don't need to 
be so anxious for a husband. I 
mean I can spout tons of vers- 
es that make me trust in God's 
promises: "Do not be anxious 
for anything," "It is not good 

for man to be alone" and so 
on. So why, if we have the evi- 
dence of God's promises, do 
we continue to try to do things 
that will help us find mates for 

I propose it's God's job, not 
mine, to find my future hus- 
band. I trust in Him to find 
me a good job when I gradu- 
ate. I trust in Him to be able 
to provide for my financial 
needs here at Southern. Why 
wouldn't I trust in Him to pro- 
vide for me one of the most im- 
portant things in my life? 

Going back to the verse in 
Song of Solomon about not 
awakening love until its appro- 
priate time, only God knows 
when a time is appropriate. I 
can only see the past and pres- 
ent. But God sees the past, 
present and future. He knows 
what I need and when I need 
it. Throughout Scripture we 
see lots of evidence that shows 

us how God's timing is best. 

As soon as we begin to do I 
things with our own under- 
standing we begin to fail, ij 
am not saying that girls, m J 
shouldn't give encouragement 1 
to a guy who likes us. Ask God | 
if it is His will, and if it is go 1 
for it. Guys, I am not sayi 
that you should just sit bi 
and wait for God to plop a | 
down on your lap. All I am s; 
ing is to, "Trust in the Loidl 
with all your heart, and leanf 
not on your own understand- 
ing; in all your ways acknowl- 
edge Him, and He shall direct I 
your paths," (Proverbs 3:5, 6). \ 

Be strengthened. God 1 
someone for you. Be patient I 
Good things are always worth! 
the wait. Be faithful. Lean oil 
God and the rest will fall into| 

Review of book by Southern grad: "Unspoken Confessions' 

Helen Pyke 
Contributor _ 

"Unspoken Confessions," a 
collection of poems by 2007 
Southern graduate Jason 
Vandelaan, might have been 
banned from the McKee Li- 
brary, a few years ago, and 
even in 2009 some readers on 
campus might think the poet 
too frank about male sexual- 


is a call to 
sexual purity 
* at every level, 

of mind as 
well as body. 

ity. However, a careful reader 
reads introductions, and the 
introduction of Vanderlaan's 
book is as telling as any of 
the poetic confessions which 
follow. Vanderlaan speaks 
for himself in some poems, 
in other poems for friends 
or for men he would hardly 
call friends. He examines the 
sometimes faltering resolution 
of Christian men and the an- 
guish of spirit resulting from 
their disappointment in them- 
selves. He challenges them 
to hold themselves and each 
other accountable. He warns 
young men that "loving the 
way she made me feel" is not 
the same as loving, and warns 
young women that what they 
and their girlfriends may think 
is a cute outfit may inspire the 
"Vampire" to more than play- 
ful nibbles. 

Confessions leads the reader 
from recognition that what all 
too often is seen as normal is 
sin to revulsion, to confession, 
and to contrition. Vanderlaan 
rejoices in God's recreative 
power. In "Sleeping in Geth- 
semane" the poet cries out of 
slumber for a clean heart, a 
heart which will hate the sin 
which has taken over even his 
dreams. Another speaker in "I 
Could Not Betray Eve Again" 

And sometimes we 
must say no 
Even when she's 
begging for a yes. 

And I could not betray 

Eve again 

By giving in 

To her offer of forbidden 


When she needed me to 
stand firm. 

So she stood, waiting 
With pursed lips 
And empty hands 

As I turned away. 

"Unspoken Confessions" is 
a call to sexual purity at every 
level, of mind as well as body. 
Vanderlaan challenges Chris- 
tian males to surrender their 
desires to the One who made 
them men, to become, not 
just the man of some woman's 
dreams, but the husband who 
can joyously give his wife all 
the love of his lifetime. The fi- 
nal section of the poetic collec- 
tion is called "The Way Back 
Starts Not with a Step, But 
With a Stand." The collection 
of poems itself is a banner in 

the hands of a color bearernl 
Christ's army. In effect, ikel 
poet says, "Here I stand. If)»| 
choose to be Christ's man o; 
woman, come stand with ik I 


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Sarah Hayhoe 

Opinion Editor 

letter to the editor: Revelation is relevant todav 

Matthew Shallenberger Revelation seminar "in an or- hnnk ™. rt,„t ;.,,„„. .- _, . / 

i seminar "in an or- book, one that is very impor- 
gamzed effort to bolster its tant for these last days. 

'" '" " ^ Moreover, if Hermann 

that we need to change. 

Hermann is right that our 

hi nril ,,i ,.;„ , ,,, ., , "'" church should be known for 

- Shll ^ thlnksweshould be using Je- its humanitarian efforts. More 

» may be true that some Ad- sus; methods to evangelize, community service would be 

excellent. But the goal of any 


membership." That is a rather 
Matthew Hermann, 
latest religion article, makes 

some good points about our ventists are only concerned perhaps" heThouM "take 'into, 
church's evangelistic methods, with numbers, could it not be consideration tt,» ,.„, «„* , " " 

..s^thatalltoooftenwe that there are those who have Zt^^ZlZ Zp^ ^^1™ 
hold a senes of meetmgs with- a burden for the lost people elation of Jesus Christ, which and feed a homeless man, Z 
outfirstlayingthegroundwork around them who have notyet God gave Him to show to His if all I do is give him a pie e of 
necessary to produce healthy, met Jesus? Could it not be that bond-servants, the things bread, and never tell him about 
they want to do something to which must soon take place" Jesus, then all I have done is 
reach those people with the (Revelation 1:1). Jesus Himself to produce, in the words of Dr 

thriving Christians. However, 
I believe he oversimplifies the 
issue. It seems he is throwing 
the baby out with the bathwa- 
ter. Just because the Revela- 
tion seminar has been misused 
does not mean it has no value. 
While it is true that scaring 
people into becoming Adven- 
tist is not the best way to pro- 
duce members, the end-time 
prophecies of Revelation are 
highly relevant for our times. 
There is a time and a place for 
Revelation seminars. 

Hermann seems to misun- 
derstand the point of these 
types of meetings. He writes 


Furthermore, Hermann 
seems to misunderstand the 
book of Revelation itself. He 
writes that it is the "most ar- 
cane and esoteric book of the 
Bible." It is true that the sym- 
bolism in Revelation can be 
confusing, but that does not 
mean it is not worth study- 
ing, nor that it is impossible to 
understand. John, the writer 
of Revelation, records that an 
angel commanded him not 
to seal the book, "because 
the time is near" (Revelation 

Matthew Shallenberger 

eral principles— and they were 

that his church is holding a 22:10). Revelation is an open 

commanded us in Matthew 28 Carlos Martin, a "healthy sin 

to go into all the world and ner." Community service and 

make disciples, teaching them other outreach programs are 

to observe all the things He good starting points, but they good"" princTples-but'''l did 

commanded. If Revelation is must lead to something deep- 
er. They must lead to evange- 
lism, to the sharing of the good 
news of Jesus Christ. 

Hermann sees some of the 
problems with typical Ad- 
ventist evangelism. But I am 
still waiting to hear a solu- 
tion. Although he writes that 
he knows "how to evangelize 
to non-Adventists," I did not 
see any specifics in his ar- 
ticle. There were a few gen- 

part of inspired Scripture, and 
if it is indeed the Revelation of 
Jesus Christ, it certainly falls 
under the category of things 
we ought to be teaching. 

I agree with Hermann that 
this post-modern generation is 
not attracted to typical modes 
of evangelism. We need to be 
exploring" new ways to share 
the gospel. However, it is the 
methods and not the message 

not see any real methods of 
evangelism that produce well- 
grounded, long-term Adven- 
tist Christians. It is all too easy 
to criticize the current state of 
affairs within the church. It is 
much harder to come up with 
viable changes and lasting so- 
lutions that will improve our 
methods of evangelism and 
help us fulfill Jesus' command 
to spread His good news to the 
whole world. 

letter to the editor: Truth isn't always pretty 

r Maranda Record 
I CoKTpiqirron 

As Seventh-day Adventists 
Iwe have a solemn duty to warn 
Ipeople of what is coming in 
these last days. If a person 
pre in a building and you 
Mew that there was a bomb 
feady to go off, would you not 
Warn people of the coming di- 
saster? We have been given 
fuch prior knowledge in the 
prophecies of Daniel and Rev- 
elation. If we take the exam- 
ine of Noah and the flood, we 
Jttuld not be surprised that 
Wn few people are truly con- 
Ifrted. Only eight people got 
T"°theark. Does this mean 
F a t we should stop giving the 
Pessage? First Thessalonians 
JW says "For when they shall 
f»y. peace and safety, then 
r M «i destruction cometh 
P°nthem." Our message is 

not a message of reassurance 
but of solemn warning to a 
sinful world soon to be de- 

Naturally we should also 
use other methods to bring 
people to Christ. When Jesus 
was on earth he approached on 
an individual basis, we should 
try to follow this example. The 
problem is not using other 
methods; the problem is when 
we neglect the prophetic warn- 
ings of Daniel and Revelation 
entirely. We must be careful 
not to forget that the purpose 
is not to increase membership 
but to bring people to a clear- 
er knowledge of God. Our 
responsibility is to take the 
gospel of Christ to every na- 
tion and kindred and tongue. 
Too often in our attempts to 
convert the world we end up 
abandoning the very truths 
that make us who we are. In 

Maranda Record 

the modern 21st century it 
can be hard to remember that 
although times may change, 
God does not. What was truth 
100 years ago is still true to- 
day. God has been waiting for 
a people that will follow the 
Lamb whithersoever He go- 
eth. If we will be true to God's 
word we can be part of His fi- 
nal message to this world. 

A Missionary's Prayer 

in Ethiopia 

Thank you, Cod, that I had a hot shower . 
this morning. My neighbors do not have a 
hot water heat