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The Official Student Newspaper of Georgia College & State University

THE COLONNADE
Friday, April 2, 2010 - www.GCSUnade.com - Volume 86, No. 22

Killing students solves Georgia’s


educational budget problems*
NEWS

Department
donates overseas
Flying discs provide
fun for Afghan children
BY STEVE HOLBERT books paid for once again. viving college students this hindrance. What better inform you, but your son
Page 4 SATIRIST Also, dining services could and make a profit. way to fix an overly party- and/or daughter did not
significantly lower their Now the only question ing roommate than with a make the cut. They are
Budget cuts on higher spending because dead is which students live and death threat? — excuse us — were a
GCSU regionally education are unaccept- bodies don’t eat and who which students die? One Before shots are fired, it’s disgrace to our school and
recognized able, but it’s understand- needs a cardio workout in option is a raffle, but there important to see how the your family, so we killed
able that this fair state can- a new fitness center when are other ways to approach students feel. College stu- them. If you are upset we
Student takes first for not continue to spend its their heart has stopped the situation. GPA could be dents are at an unimagin- suggest you have another
costume design money on colleges. How- beating? Fewer students an important factor, but the ably high stress level. They child to fill the void, and
Page 3 ever, the issue is not the in- mean less spending. state should also consider also know upon graduation if you would like to donate
stitution size. The problem The state could also which students actually it’s highly unlikely they’ll money to the school in
is the student body size and make a profit off the death desire higher education. find a job in this economy their memory please con-
New minor option the solution to overly large of its higher education stu- The student in the front and they will be swim- tact us immediately.
to be available student bodies is simple — dents. Once the students row taking notes lives. ming up to their eyeballs in This plan is flawless, and
start killing students. are dead, state officials can The students sleeping and debt. Fine arts students and I believe it should start in
Creative music media Face it, 10 out of 10 peo- raid their dorm rooms for playing Chatroulette die. English majors are already June 2012, after I gradu-
minor added to music ple die, and if half of Geor- jewelry, PSP games and If there’s a student smok- destined for a life of pov- ate.
department gia’s higher education stu- other valuables they could ing within 30 feet of a erty, so why not put them
Page 2 dents were removed, then sell on Amazon, and let’s building, take them out. down easy? *This article is a sa-
spending would be cut by not forget the vast amounts If it comes down to it, let Once the child is dead, tirical piece and not
at least half. The HOPE of marijuana, alcohol and the students decide. Allow parents are going to ask meant to harm anyone.
FEATURES Scholarship would not be Adderall the state is also students to report others questions, so I’ve prepared The Colonnade does not
spread too thin and stu- inevitably going to find. who hinder their education a generic letter. condone killing of students.
Not a vag-abond dents could have their text- Sell the drugs to the sur- and let the state remove We at GCSU regret to Happy April Fool’s!

Fraternity
Women speak out on
female matters at
‘Vagina Monologues’
Page 11

looks to set
up at GCSU
BY COURTNEY KELLY
STAFF WRITER

An interest group for the fraternity Theta Chi has


formed at GCSU with hopes of reaching chapter sta-
tus by Spring 2011. There are three stages for groups
to go through during the process of becoming a fra-
Flashmob ternity — interest group, colony and chapter.
everywhere Sophomore pre-mass communication major Joe
Students turned danc- Longoria started the interest group after going
ers entertain at Sodexo through spring rush this semester and declining the
Page 13 bids he received.
SPORTS “I don’t have a problem with Greek life at all, it’s
just I didn’t really think there were many options,”
Baseball team on Longoria said.
hot streak Longoria chose to bring Theta Chi to GCSU be-
Bobcats take five in cause his father is an alumnus and his brother is cur-
a row with offensive rently in the fraternity at the University of Georgia.
surge, solid pitching After coming up with the initial idea to start an inter-
Page 16 est group, he said he approached some of his friends
to see if they were interested as well.
“I was definitely into it. I thought the fraternity
system could use a fresh addition,” said sophomore
political science major Michael McCarthy.
Once Longoria got a group of about 11 interest-
ed people, he contacted Theta Chi’s national head-
quarters and said that he wanted to make an interest
DRAKE SIMONS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER group. After he mailed a formal declaration, Theta
Got ‘em! Chi’s governing body, the grand chapter, sent sev-
Senior environmental science major Kyle Edenfield reels a bass in March 27. The GCSU
fishing team competed against 14 other teams from across the Southeast in the first-ever Geor-
gia Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series at Lake Sinclair. Theta Chi page 4

University Senate National reforms to


passes amnesty bill affect college students
Golf defends top-5
ranking
Bobcats finish second
at Bearcat Classic, Bide
third overall
BY MATT ROGERS The unwritten rule has been BYMATT CHAMBERS
Health Care Reform
Page 17 STAFF REPORTER in effect for about six to eight SENIOR REPORTER
years but now is a “good time Insurance after graduation
The GCSU University Sen- to have it in writing,” Harsh- Over the past two
ate unanimously passed a new barger said. weeks, President Ba- After
student amnesty policy March Some students feel this poli- rack Obama has signed Before Students and non-
29. cy being passed shows that the two new bills into law
that have a direct im- Graduates typically married citizens
During the session, no sena- university is putting student unable to remain on allowed to stay
tor verbally showed disagree- safety first. pact on college stu-
ment with the policy. “(The policy) is good be- dents, as well as the rest parent’s insurance on their parent’s
“(GCSU is) more concerned cause I would rather have peo- of the U.S. poplulation. due to full-time health insurance
$938 billion with students seeking treat- ple seek help than fear punish- Students will see a di-
rect impact from the
student requirement. plan until the age
ment than prosecuting them,” ment,” said freshman political new laws. This is how: of 26.
said Student Affairs Policy science major Lauren Crapo. Health care reform
Committee Chair Macon Having the policy formally GRAPHIC BY REBECCA BURNS
On March 23, chang-
Cost over 10 McGinley. written down ensures more es to American health
While the policy appears protection for students. have an offer of cover- til fall semester since
years of the insurance policies be- age through their em- the health insurance
to positively affect students, “(This policy) is positive came a reality.
(for students). Not really any ployer. Under the cur- companies don’t have
health care the language in the policy has The new bill allows rent system, students to change their policy
been an unwritten rule GCSU negatives,” said Wesley Chaf- students and non-mar- can typically only be until September.
overhaul bill has been following. fin, a sophomore political sci- ried citizens to stay on considered for health The new law also ex-
signed into lwa “We have told students at ence major. “It is a good idea their parent’s health in- insurance if they are tends coverage oppor-
the Week of Welcome about to get it down on paper.” surance plan until the claimed as a dependant tunities to many Ameri-
March 23. this, but it has never been for- SAPC reviewed a second age of 26 unless they on their parents’ taxes cans who cannot afford
mally documented,” said Vice draft of the policy Feb. 5. The have an offer of cover- and they are full-time to have health insur-
President of Student Affairs committee agreed on the name age through their em- students under 23 years ance. The new changes
and Dean of Students Bruce ployer and beginning of age. Students may
Source: www.cbo.gov Harshbarger. Amnesty page 4 in 2014 even if they not see this change un- Reform page 6
2 THE COLONNADE NEWS APRIL 2, 2010

Flashback: Bookstore opens in


Campus Theatre
Official grand opening set for April 20
BY DANIELLE PALUGA
STAFF WRITER
Over spring break a new
bookstore opened its doors
in downtown Milledgeville
in the historic Campus The-
atre. The new GCSU the-
ater bookstore was named
Box Office Books after
the winners of the naming
contest were chosen.
Two freshmen, psychol-
ogy major Jessica Carnes
and pre-engineering major
Cara Powell, submitted the
chosen name during the
bookstore-naming contest.
Powell said that she
brainstormed many ideas
with her friends and fam-
ily, but came up with Box
Office Books on her own. CLAIRE DYKES / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
“Since the store is in the Dustin Banks and freshman Bethany Parks browse through
selection at Box Office Books, the only retail bookstore in
old theater I wanted to keep
GCSU LIBRARY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS with that theme,” Powell Milledgeville since the closing of Waldenbooks in November.
GCSW students play a game of pool in 1954. GCSU students can still be found play- said. “Another one I came bookstore. actually saw it on the Web
ing the game in residence halls across campus. up with was Limelight Lit- “My parents are very site so it was a “total sur-
erature, but it was a little happy about my winning. prise.”
long so I didn’t submit it.” It’ll be money towards Carnes said she submit-
Both winners will re- books,” Powell said. ted many entries, some of
ceive prize money in the Powell did not get a call
form of gift cards to the saying she had won, but Bookstore page 3

Creative music media


Students submitted a proposal for rule changes to the Georgia
State College for Women’s CGA, whose name was not fully given.
One item on the proposal: the ability to smoke in public. At the
minor begins in fall
time, women were not allowed this freedom. While the majority ALLISON BRAMLETT we’ve got the room. We’re just ordering
wanted the rule to change, others did not want the town to worry
BY
SENIOR REPORTER which courses you take when and calling
about GSCW students negatively influencing its teenage daugh- it a minor.”
ters. A new minor in creative music media There are currently four music technol-
April 1, 1952 will be added to GCSU’s music depart- ogy classes, two of which were recently
Vol. 29 No. 9 ment starting next fall. It will give inter- added. O’Grady noticed that students
Parks Memorial Hospital recieved a renovation during the spring ested students a foundation in music theo- who were not music majors or even mi-
of 1965. The refurbrished hospital was “bright, modern and com- ry, music technology and improvisation in nors generally filled up the seats for these
fortable,” reporter Fran Reynolds wrote. Parks Memorial Hospital order to creatively use music technology. classes.
renamed Parks Memorial and received another renovation that was The music department began discuss- Students were coming in as other majors
completed in 2009. The building is the home of College of Health ing the addition of some type of music in- who were interested in music and wanted
Sciences, which includes the nursing, kinesiology and outdoor dustry degree, such as music production to work in the studio. The students were
education departments. or music business, about two years ago. either self-taught or played an instrument
April 1, 1965 However, the department did not have the not covered by the music department,
Vol. 40 No. 10 space or equipment for a full music pro- such as electric guitar.
duction degree, but once they were able The minor will require 18 extra hours
Several important changes were proposed to the judiciary system to move the electronic studio to a larger as with any other minor. The students will
of the College Government Association of Georgia College. The room, they were able to create a minor take two semesters of elementary music
changes included: the name of the Honor Council being changed from the creative aspect of music technol- theory and three classes in music technol-
to Student Judiciary, the student body electing one chairman to ogy rather than the technical aspect. As a ogy. Students will also be required to take
vote only in case of a tie, an investigator appointed by the chair- composer, Dr. Douglas O’Grady, an as- two classes to learn piano.
man regarding student conduct and the abolishment of the current sistant professor of music, does a lot of “The reason I did that was because
honor code. Those changes needed to be approved by a two-thirds electronic music composition and knew when we work in the studio, the main in-
majority in the Senate and then be presented to the student body he could offer students some of his exper- terface between us and the computer, is
for ratification or rejection tise. a piano keyboard so they need to have
March 31, 1972 “The beauty of it is we made this mi- the skills, whatever their instrument,”
Vol. 47 No. 4 nor with existing courses that we already O’Grady said.
had,” O’Grady said. “We’re not really us- Also required are two one-hour courses
Issues of The Colonnade from 1925 to 1975 are now available to ing new resources. We’ve got the classes
be viewed on microfilm in the library. in place, we’ve got the instructors and Minor page 4

Information on applying Student volunteers spend


for 2010-11 SABC funds spring break giving back
SPECIAL TO THE COLONNADE of Georgia College & State Univer- BY AMANDA BODDY

The Student Activity Budget Com-


sity?
5. How many students and others are
SENIOR REPORTER “I was very
mittee is now considering requests for
funds for the 2010-11 academic year.
involved in the services provided by
the organization or activity?
A group of 18 GCSU impressed with the
students spent their spring
In order to be considered for alloca- 6. What other sources of funding does breaks in Savannah serv- passion and leadership
tion, each student activity fee funded the organization or activity receive? ing others without sacri-
group, or group wishing to be funded 7. How can additional budget expen- ficing time on the beach these students had. Our
for the first time, must submit a budget
preparation statement stating the over-
ditures be justified?
8. What services would be curtailed
soaking up the sun. A
new program through The goal is to double in size
all purpose and objectives of the group,
justification for funding of the group,
and/or deleted if the budget allocation
were lower than this year’s level?
GIVE Center called Ser-
vice by the Sea provided
next year.”
budgetary explanations for the next fis- 9. What additional services would an opportunity for an al- ––Kendall Stiles, director
cal year, and the latest computer print- be provided if additional funds were ternative spring break to
out of the current fiscal year budget (if
of The GIVE Center
given? be offered to GCSU stu-
currently receiving funds). Eight copies dents. Students could sign
GRAPHIC BY REBECCA BURNS
are required for submission to SABC. In summary, the budget request
should reflect all proposed expendi- up and experience a fun,
Groups are encouraged to provide alcohol-free spring break duce and a wildlife center trip, meaning she was in
any comments or information that may tures for the next fiscal year and eight relining trails and clean- charge of the planning,
copies are required. Groups should in- while also helping people
assist the SABC in evaluating the bud- in the Savannah commu- ing cages. They also spent organizing and leading of
get request. However the following dicate who prepared the budget request
nity. time cleaning at Fort Pu- the trip. She found the trip
are specific questions that must be an- and obtain a faculty/staff adviser’s
The group ventured laski National Monument. fulfilling and the projects
swered in the development of the bud- signature and eight copies of the latest
down to Savannah on Another day they volun- hit close to home for her.
get preparation statement: computer printout of the budget should
March 21 to stay at the lo- teered at the humane so- “I really enjoyed work-
1. What is the purpose of the organi- also be submitted if the organization is
cal YMCA, which housed ciety as well as an adult ing at the humane society
zation or activity? returning.
the volunteers for the daycare building a gar- because I love animals,”
2. What are the goals and objectives Detailed information on the Student den. They spent their last Dennis said.
Activity Budget Committee can be week for free. While in
of the organization or activity? day in Savannah cleaning Although the group
found on the GCSU Web site at www. Savannah, the students
3. What are the expected learning up the beach at Tybee Is- went with the purpose
outcomes of the organization and how gcsu.edu/studentlife/advisory.htm. spent time at different
organizations around the land. of serving a community,
will student activity fees be used to All information is due to Dr. Paul Senior English ma- they didn’t have to sacri-
support these outcomes? Jahr in the office of Student Affairs city.
They started off at a jor Belinda Dennis was
4. How does the organization or ac- (Parks Hall, Room 206) by 4 p.m. on the servant leader of the
tivity support the educational purpose March 19. food bank separating pro- Volunteers page 6
APRIL 2, 2010 NEWS THE COLONNADE 3

Theater major wins Fading interest in


awards for costumes QB investigation
BY DRAKE SIMONS
STAFF WRITER BY ELISE COLCORD quest for Roethlisberg- Locally, Capital
STAFF WRITER er and Capital City’s City’s manager, Rocky
The Theatre Department video surveillance is Duncan, said that there
at GCSU gained exposure Roughly three weeks now non-existent. The will be new security
when sophomore theater ago, Milledgeville was Milledgeville Police measures taken for the
major Matt Riley took home teeming with national Department is still in club, but could not com-
first place at a recent regional media outlets like TMZ, the process of conduct- ment in detail about the
competition. Professionals ESPN, the Pittsburgh ing investigations into exact aspects just yet.
associated with the Kennedy Post Gazette, Pittsburgh the exact nature of the One new security aspect
Center American College Tribune and The Atlanta case. is certain in Duncan’s
Theater Festival nominated Journal-Constitution, all The GBI announced opinion.
Riley for costumes designed hoping to report on two- that the videotapes from “No more celebrities
for GCSU productions “The time Superbowl winner Capital City with seg- in the club,” Duncan
Rover” and “Sueño”. Ben Roethlisberger’s ments of Roethlisberger said.
After being nominated, Ri- fate. on them were recorded Duncan also said that
ley traveled with seven other Currently the inves- over leaving the GBI he had not noticed a
students from GCSU to the tigation is still ongo- and MPD with little to change in attendance
regional festival in Murfrees- ing with little definitive no visual evidence. following the incident.
boro, Tenn. Riley competed progress. ESPN and National news sources Milledgeville’s Chief
in two separate categories: the Pittsburgh Tribune- are all in a wait-and-see Woodrow Blue was un-
costume design, and techni- Review have stated that mode with the ongoing available for a comment
cal design and craft. Riley there is little physical investigation of the sex- on the current status of
was new to the judging pro- evidence to propel the ual assault on a GCSU the case.
cess and had limited support case forward. student. No charges So far it is a waiting
from friends and professors The Georgia Bureau have been made against game to see what au-
as Riley was the first GCSU of Investigation has the Pittsburgh Steeler’s thorities will find as the
student to go to the regional PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DRAKE SIMONS withdrawn its DNA re- quarterback. investigation continues.
competition for design. Sophomore theater major Matt Riley shows off one of his decorated
“There’s this room; a gi- masks used in “The Rover.” Riley’s design came in second place
ant gallery full of all these for a regional award for technical design and craft.
8-by-4 walls. You set up Bookstore Box Office Books
your display there and (the Operating Hours
News of the award traveled tion class. Continued from page 2...
respondents) will come quickly back to the GCSU “‘Sueño’ was a collabora-
around. You have a certain campus. Riley called assis- tion where I designed the Monday - Friday
time that you are given and tant professor of costume de- costumes and people helped which were rather humorous such as 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
you stand there,” Riley said. sign, Eric Griffis, to give him construct them,” Riley said. The South Will Rise Again Books.
“I put a lot of thought into the his- Saturday
“They’ll ask you, ‘What was the news personally. GCSU Theatre Chair Kar-
the inspiration behind your tory of the building and the culture 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“I was thrilled. It’s a big en Berman was previously of the area, as well as what sounded
design?’ or ‘Where are your deal for him and it is also a the president of the Asso- Sunday
color palette choices?’ They big deal for the department ciation for Theatre in Higher awesome and grabbed attention,” Car-
nes said. “As soon as I said the name 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
give you a five to 10 minute and the school to get this Education. While president,
response and then you are kind of recognition,” Griffis it was her responsibility to aloud I knew it was the one.”
done.” Overall, the contest received around GRAPHIC BY REBECCA BURNS
said. “I was very proud to deliver the award checks 200 entries. Out of the top 20, Box Of-
Riley’s two costume piec- say that it is my student go- to the KCACTF winners in
es from “Sueño” won him ing to nationals.” fice Books was liked the most by the and worked at the old location for
Washington, D.C. community according to Harry Batt-
the Barbizon Award for The- Griffis taught Riley in “This regional award is about a year. She likes the new name
atrical Design Excellence in costume classes and worked amazing. Matt competed son, coordinator of the contest and and said that it is really creative.
Costumes. The masks that with him throughout the pro- against graduate theatre de- associate vice president of university The new location is much bigger
he created for “The Rover” duction of both plays. Griffis sign students and won. Most communications. with books for pleasure, apparel up-
earned him a second place logged 83 hours throughout often, costume design is done So far, reaction to the new name has stairs and textbooks downstairs.
for the SETC/ Region IV the week preceding “Sueño” by faculty,” Berman said. “A been positive. “I’m excited to shop at the new
Award for Technical Design working on costume con- sophomore designing a main “People that I have spoken with bookstore for textbooks,” Mullins
and Craft. He is now waiting struction. Riley spent an es- stage show such as he did believe the name is catchy and that it said. “Especially since I get a dis-
to have his works judged at timated 65 hours the same for ‘Sueño’ is unusual and immediately conjures up the original count!”
the national level where one week working along with indicative of his outstanding purpose of the building as a movie The bookstore is currently open for
winner from each category eight additional students talent. He delivered an amaz- theater,” Battson said. business, but the official grand open-
will be announced April 16. Sophomore sociology major Kaitlin ing will take place April 20.
from the costume construc- ing design.” Mullins works at the new bookstore
4 THE COLONNADE NEWS APRIL 2, 2010

Athletic department sends Bobcat


flying discs to children in Afghanistan
BY COURTNEY MURRAH Frisbees in my office that we for their new flying discs.
STAFF REPORTER promotional purposes toss them “I was like, holy cow, look at
out at games, getting people off what these kids are putting up
The GCSU Athletic Depart- their fannies and excited about with and how happy they’d be
ment recently sent 50 Bobcat Bobcat athletics,” Weston said. about just a simple thing like a
flying discs to be distributed by “Barsby came into my office, Frisbee that I’m throwing away
the U.S. Army to children in Af- grabbed 50 of those, gave them at every basketball game basi-
ghanistan. to the guy, and he shipped them cally,” Weston said. “My dog
The good deed began when to his son in Afghanistan, and has one of them at home that he’s
Steve Barsby, GCSU assistant they passed them out.” chewed up. I could have taken
athletic director and head tennis The flying discs were distrib- that and I could have thrown it in
coach, made a trip to Walmart. uted by Neal Bloodworth and his a box and put a smile on another
While there, he met Russell unit in the village Barek Aub in kid’s face over there.”
Bloodworth, whose son, Neal, is February. Megan Smith, a junior biology
stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. The younger Bloodworth is an major, thought that the flying
Bloodworth was searching for alumnus of GCSU. He joined the discs were put to good use.
sporting goods to send to his son army after graduating in 1986. “We have so many Frisbees in
overseas to be passed out to chil- While attending the school, he our school,” Smith said. “People
dren in his unit’s area. was a part of the GC ROTC. He constantly give out Frisbees and
“Along with distributing med- is currently the Base Support how many of those Frisbees do
icine, setting up schools and Group Commander in Barek we have just probably sitting in
all that sort of stuff, one of the Aub for the Headquarters of the our room, doing nothing with
things that (U.S. soldiers) do is International Security Assistance them. It’s weird how we take
things like that for granted. We SPECIAL TO THE COLONNADE
distribute sporting goods just to Forces.
Two Afghan children examine a flying disc donated by the GCSU
keep the kids active and give “(Bloodworth) mentioned in get it and we’re like, ‘oh yeah,
Athletic Department to the village Barek Aub.
them something fun to probably an e-mail that they had to teach it’s a Frisbee. I got something for
put a smile on a very sad situa- them how to throw Frisbees,” free.’ We don’t usually think of it bees is just a start and I hope we “We’ll go and speak at phys ed.
tion,” said Al Weston, GCSU Weston said. “They had never as anything that great.” continue to help them.” classes at elementary schools
sports information director. seen Frisbees before. He was Kelli McLane, a junior psy- McLane will be traveling to about being healthy in gener-
Bloodworth explained the situ- pretty sure the next time they chology major and soccer player, Guyana in July as a part of a al. We’ll go and read to a third
ation to Barsby, who was able to came to visit, they would prob- is also a supporter of the athletic sports ministry. She is planning grade class at Blandy Hills Ele-
give him some of the new flying ably be using them as plates just department sending over the fly- to bring soccer balls to give to mentary, too. We’ve been there a
discs the athletic department had because of how downtrodden the ing discs. the kids she meets. couple of times. There are some
purchased this year. area is. But it was still just neat “I think it’s fantastic,” McLane The athletic department has classes and things that will come
“They were just talking back to play around with the kids for said. “We watched a video about done other charity work in the to campus. For a week, they’ll
and forth and (Bloodworth) said, a bit.” Iraq saying kids are getting more past, but has kept it on a local learn how to play basketball
‘Coach, do you have anything The best part of the experi- and more involved in sports, but scale. from our women’s basketball
you might be able to part with ence for Weston was seeing the they don’t necessarily have the “We get involved with mul- team. Things like that, but noth-
and send over there?’ I have these pictures of the smiling kids and equipment needed. I think Fris- tiple areas locally,” Weston said. ing this quite globally spread.”

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Minor Creative music media minor Theta Chi Theta Chi fast facts
Continued from page 2... Course Requirements:18 hours Continued from page 1... 4 Members required to become a colony
-two semesters of elementary music
in improvisation. According to O’Grady, theory 25 Chapters currently in Georgia
this class will teach students to improvise eral alumni and then
as well as gain performance experience -three classes in music technology
-two classes to learn piano expansion coordinator 45 Members required to become a chapter
through playing in a “jazz combo,” which
-two one-hour courses in improvisation Corey Fischer to Milled-
allows all types of instruments.
Students wanting to become creative geville. 154 Years since Theta Chi’s founding
music media minors will not need to audi- “We’ve got to make
tion with their instrument like perspective sure that they’re going to 206 Approximate number of U.S. chapters
music minors do. In addition, students will abide by the regulations
not be required to take private lessons, at- that are in Theta Chi and 160,000+ Number of initiated members
tend recitals or play in a campus ensemble we want to make sure Source: www.thetachi.org
since their instrument may not fit into an that these guys want to GRAPHIC BY KATELYN HEBERT
ensemble such as an orchestra. make sure to do good
“It’s similar to our music minor, but it’s GRAPHIC BY REBECCA BURNS things. Follow com- usually takes between Once the group has
just got those slight differences where we munity service, make a semester and nine 45 men, it can send in
can accommodate for more students with good grades and present
varied backgrounds in music,” O’Grady background to use. months. It also takes the paperwork and fees to
a good face for the uni- same amount of time to the fraternity’s head-
said. “I decided not to be a music major, which
versity. And these guys transition from colony quarters, and petition
The music department wanted the minor was a choice I thought long about. Then I
got halfway through my college career and did that,” Fischer said. to chapter. The exact to achieve chapter sta-
to be implemented in the fall of 2009, but In most cases, Greek
its proposal had to go through University realized I hadn’t utilized the music program length of the process is tus. Once the group be-
at all,” Mitchell said. organizations petition to ultimately determined comes a chapter, which
Senate and its subcommittee as well as the
state Board of Regents. In February, Mitchell stepped in last be on a certain campus. by the group’s motiva- will most likely happen
The department had to present their pro- minute to play guitar for the production of Once the organization tion. by spring of 2011, it can
posal to the Curriculum and Assessment “RENT” that was put on by the theatre de- is approved, alumni and “I’m pretty confident then participate in rush.
Policy Committee, the subcommittee in the partment. He was called the Sunday night representatives from the that we could become Longoria is not only
University Senate that evaluates the GC- before the Wednesday opening and learned national headquarters colonized by the end of seeking to expand the
SU’s curriculum and academic matters. everything in 24 hours. can recruit members on this semester or right at number of fraternities
According to Dr. John Swinton, an as- “We would have never known who he campus. the beginning of fall se- at GCSU, but also the
sociate professor of economic and finance was if we didn’t have this going on, so However, since a
we’re getting students involved in our mu- mester,” Longoria said. types of people involved
and chair of CAPC, a proposal must dem- group of students at To reach colony sta- with them, he said.
onstrate demand for the major or minor, its sic program who we normally wouldn’t GCSU took the initial
even know,” O’Grady said. tus, the group must have “We wanted to make
funding and application to GCSU’s liberal steps for Theta Chi to
arts mission. Students do not need to go into the class- at least 25 men, do com- this for people that
come to campus, repre- munity service and be weren’t even thinking
“We tend to be at the viewpoint that the es knowing the programs used. Accord-
sentatives from the fra- recognized as a posi- about Greek life in the
departments know what’s best for them- ing to Mitchell, students will learn all the
basics in the first music technology class. ternity are not allowed tive influence on cam- first place,” Longoria
selves,” Swinton said. “If they can show it, to recruit.
we can support it.” O’Grady wants students to know that this pus. The interest group said. “We want to add
minor, like it’s classes, is not just for music The transition from currently has about 20 a fresh option that they
Hary Mitchell, a junior English major,
began taking the necessary classes in an- majors. interest group to colony men. can go to.”
ticipation that the minor would become of- “They don’t have to play an orchestral in-
ficial and now only needs two more classes strument. They don’t have to come in here
for his minor to be complete. as a violin player,” O’Grady said. “They
Mitchell had been playing around on his can come in here and be a rock drummer,
own computer, doing things similar to what and if they are musically inclined and want
students in the minor will do. After see- to take the time to learn music theory ...
ing the Sound Sculptures concert last year, they can come in and be successful and do
Mitchell decided he should put his musical some great things.”

Amnesty To read the Amnesty Policy visit

Continued from page 1...


http://info.gcsu.edu/intranet/
univ_senate/
“Student Amnesty Policy” over “Good GRAPHIC BY KATELYN HEBERT
Samaritan Policy.” Other issues about
maintaining consistency within the policy staff),” according to the policy.
with previously passed policies were ad- This policy prevents students from get-
dressed. After deliberations, the commit- ting in trouble by the university when stu-
tee voted unanimously to place the policy dents need medical attention. Some exam-
on the docket for the March 29 meeting. ples include alcohol poisoning and sexual
Under the policy, it’s advantageous to or physical assault. However, the policy
seek help rather than trying to hide the does not grant amnesty for criminal, civil
fact. or legal transgressions for violations of
“This policy applies only to those stu- federal, state or local law, according to the
dents or organizations who seek emergen- policy.
cy medical assistance in connection with The policy addresses the notion that the
an alcohol or drug-related medical emer- policy could be abused. For students who
gency and does not apply to individuals repeatedly infringe upon the Code of Con-
experiencing an alcohol or drug-related duct, GCSU reserves the right to take ac-
medical emergency who are found by uni- tion, according to the policy.
versity employees. (i.e. University Police, Note: Macon McGinley is the faculty
faculty, administrative staff, residence hall advisor for The Colonnade.
6 THE COLONNADE

Female leaders headline symposium


NEWS APRIL 2, 2010
C
F
BY COURTNEY MURRAH fessor of sports management at reotypes.
STAFF REPORTER Florida State University, gave The symposium was planned
a speech entitled “She Can Do by Kara Teresi, a senior mass
The Women’s Leadership Anything” about how there is communication major and GCSU
Symposium, sponsored by the a place for female coaches in soccer player.
GCSU Athletic Department and women’s sports. “Being an athlete, I’ve had
the Office of Equity and Diver- Daniels, the director of busi- so many opportunities to go to
sity’s Women Resource Center, ness development at the Geor- different seminars and confer-
was held March 15 in the Mag- gia Dome in Atlanta, discussed ences,” Teresi said. “My hope
nolia Ballroom. “Shattering the Glass Ceiling” in for this symposium was to use
There were five guest speak- sports and all other industries. women that are in athletics that
ers at the symposium along with McCauley, athletic director at are amazing leaders and open
keynote speaker Awista Ayub. Spellman College, gave a pre- that to any student, any person,
Ayub is the author of “Howev- sentation entitled “Mentoring” no matter if you’re an athlete
er Tall the Mountain,” a memoir on the importance of having and or not. And actually for those
about eight girls from Afghani- being a mentor. who aren’t athletes and haven’t
stan that she brought to America Akin, athletic director at Ag- been given opportunities to at-
to better their soccer and leader- nes Scott College, talked about tend stuff like this, I wanted to COURTNEY MURRAH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
ship skills, that they were in turn “Community Involvement & open that door and have them go Joeleen Akin, athletic director at Agnes Scott College, spoke about community
able to take home with them to Enhancing Your Resume” and through those steps of leadership involvement as a part of the Women’s Leadership Symposium on March 15.
form the Afghan Youth Sports how volunteering in a wanted development looking at these
Exchange. professional field can improve women that have done amazing wanted to make sure that I got main speaker, Awista,” Newland
Ayub was able to use her past the chances of getting a job. things in their personal careers.” there to get any advice that they said. “I’m on the soccer team
experiences for her topic on the Bazin, an assistant volleyball Among the female GCSU stu- had as far as developing myself and I do have a passion for soc-
“Role of Sports for Women in coach and recruiting coordinator dents to attend, junior double as an undergraduate, prepare cer like she does. Her story in-
Afghanistan.” at Georgia State University, gave marketing and management ma- myself for the working pool,” spired me that I could reach out
Other speakers included Cecile a more hands-on presentation jor Roslyn Ellis went to the sym- Ellis said. and inspire others as well.”
Reynaud, Tiffany Daniels, Ger- on her topic of “Appreciating posium in hopes of networking. Also in attendance was Jessica
maine McCauley, Joeleen Akin Diversity in an Ever-Changing “I heard there were a lot of Newman, a junior mass commu- Note: Kara Teresi is an ad-
and Ada Bazin. World,” by letting the audience women from the sports industry nication major. vertising representative for The
Reynaud, an associate pro- participate in a discussion of ste- going to be there,” Ellis said. “I “I was really touched by the Colonnade.

University Senate online Volunteers already volunteer at the Green Acres


Nursery.”

system set to be updated


The trip cost $125 per person, but
Continued from page 2... The GIVE Center sponsored each par-
ticipant, giving them $25. The GIVE
fice all fun. The students spent time on Center also sponsored other student-
the beach, toured downtown Savannah led volunteer trips over spring break.
BY MATT ROGERS the majority of the policies now labeled and went on a historic ghost tour of the Twenty-five dollars was also given to
STAFF REPORTER as “approved for implementation” on the town. each of the members of trips through
database, in reality, have actually already Junior business major and Service by Campus Catholics, Wesley Foundation
The University Senate is awaiting the been implemented. the Sea participant Emily Beatty went Campus Ministry, Young Life and Bap-
implementation of 55 different motions, “I know that most of the (academic on the trip with the intention of do- tist Collegiate Ministries.
according to its motion database. Fortu- policies) have been implemented for the ing community service and finding an “I was very impressed with the pas-
nately for GCSU, this information is in- (academic years) of 2003-04, 2004-05, alternative to the typical spring break
and 2005-06,” Turner said. sion and leadership these students
valid, as the University Senate’s method scene. She understood that her time in
of keeping electronic records appears to Instructional Technology Support Spe- had,” said Kendall Stiles, director of
Savannah would be spent having fun The GIVE Center, who has high hopes
be in limbo. cialist Jay Lancaster created both the
current database and the new one. The while also contributing to a new envi- for the new program. “Our goal is to
The administrators of the database have
a current system that is apparently full of current system started out as a graduate ronment. double in size next year.”
glitches and a brand new system that is project and, with additions to the system, “I really enjoyed working at the food The trip provided inspiration for
about one week of work away from com- it apparently became overwhelmed. pantry. As a business major, it was in- the students to bring their experiences
pletion. However, another project from “Features kept getting added and added teresting to see how a nonprofit really home with them.
the University Systems of Georgia has without the proper infrastructure,” Lan- works.” Beatty said. “Through this trip, our girls and guys
taken priority. caster said. “Working at the adult daycare was realized we could also meet needs in
According to officials, the loss of a Lancaster started working on the new also extremely rewarding because I our own community,” Dennis said.
former senator on the body has caused system in July 2009 and it was scheduled
some issues regarding the database. Anne to launch in January 2010. However, Lan-
Gormley, former vice president and dean caster was asked to work on a new project
of faculties, was an active GCSU sena- for the University Systems of Georgia,
tor and had numerous policies under her thus delaying the launch. Lancaster has
name on the database, according to Uni- been working on the University System’s
versity Senate Secretary Craig Turner. project ever since — putting the Univer-
However, when she left GCSU for an- sity Senate database on hold even with it
other career opportunity, Gormley’s name being so close to completion.
was erased from the database to keep the “(The new system) could be done in 40
members current. This apparently unrav- hours,” Lancaster said. “The new system
eled many of the implemented policies allows archiving of the administrators
on the database. According to Turner, (preventing any deletion).”

Reform the government changing


the health care system.
be faster, they’ll still have
to apply for aid though,”
“Nothing the govern- Crawley said.
Continued from page 1... ment gets involved in runs Another change to the
efficiently, I mean look federal loan system is a
will be phased in over the at the DMV,” Fagan said. cap on a student’s loan re-
next 10 years. Many of the “Higher taxes are going to payment for students that
bill’s effects won’t be seen be coming into play.” borrow after July 1, 2014.
for some time, other sec- Fagan doesn’t totally dis- Graduates would be able to
tions will have immediate agree with the entire bill. cap their loan repayments
impacts. “I do think someone who at 10 percent of their in-
Some of the changes has pre-existing conditions come. If graduates pay reg-
that will be seen in 2010 shouldn’t be denied cover- ularly over time their debt
include more protection age, but that’s not done in balance will be forgiven
for individuals with insur- 3,000 pages,” Fagan said. after 20 years.
ance from insurance com- Student loan reform According to U.S. Sec-
panies. The law prohibits In addition to the passing retary of Education Arne I
companies from placing of health care reform came Duncan, those in the public
lifetime caps on coverage. the passing of a new student service field, such as teach-
Insurance companies also loan law. Currently students ers, nurses and military
will not be allowed to deny are able to get federal funds personnel, would see any
children coverage due to to help pay for school, but remaining debt forgiven
pre-existing conditions. banks handle all the loans. after 10 years of work.
The passing of the health Under the new system the The newly passed bill
care reform bill included government would handle also increases and ensures
a lot of heated discussions everything, eliminating the the Pell Grant program for
on both sides of the aisle. middleman. GCSU was al- low-income students. Pell
According to a Gallup poll ready preparing to switch Grants are given to low-in-
released March 30, 44 per- to direct lender loans. come students to help them
cent of those surveyed be- “We already had made afford college. The amount
lieve health care coverage the decision before the bill given in the grant depends
in the U.S. will get worse passed that we were going on the student’s family
as a result of the new law. back (to direct lending) full contribution, the cost of at-
Forty-four percent of those force,” said Director of Fi- tending school and the stu-
contacted feel that the law nancial Aid Cathy Crawley. dent’s enrollment status.
will make health care cov- “Every student (that needs “(The bill) ensures that
erage in the U.S. better. a loan), no matter what, is there’s not a shortfall
GCSU’s campus remains going to be in direct lend- meaning that they’re going
just as divided as else- ing in 2010-11.” to work against a balanced
where. The federal student loan budget,” Crawley said.
“I think (the health care system is also being re- “They will make sure the
bill) is a great idea because formed following the pas- money’s there to fund Pell
there’s a lot of good peo- sage of the health care bill. every year.”
ple, such as small business Federal loans will be given The Pell Grant increases
owners, that work hard but and collected by private begin rolling out in 2013.
can’t afford health care for companies that are under Over $40 billion will be
them or their employees,” contract with the Depart- invested into the program
said senior history major ment of Education. Ac- to increase the number of
Suzy Deacon. cording to Obama, these grants awarded to students.
Other students, such as changes will save taxpay- By the 2020-21 academic
junior political science ma- ers around $68 billion over year more than 820,000
jor Joe Fagan, are quick to the next 10 years. additional grants will be
point out the downsides of “The loan process will distributed.
Community News
Friday, April 2, 2010 www.GCSUnade.com
Milledgeville Weekly
Editor, Ryan Del Campo

PUBLIC SAFETY REPORT


DOMESTIC BAG OF
DISTURBANCE BLOW
According to a Public Safety report, According to a Public Safety report,
March 24 at approximately 6:49
Friday, April 2 - Thursday, April 8
March 26 at approximately 3:36 p.m.,
while helping a neighbor work at his p.m. officer Gary Purvis and Sgt.
home, officer Wesley Ransom heard Michael Baker entered a patrol ve- Friday, April 2
a woman screaming for help. It ap- hicle and found a baggie laying on
peared that a man and woman were the rear passenger seat floorboard 6 p.m. Baseball vs. G Southwestern -
in an altercation and the male was which contained a white powdery West Campus
overpowering her and carrying her substance. The substance was tested
toward the house. Ransom and his and came back positive for cocaine. Saturday, April 3
neighbor ran to the aid of the female, The case has been turned over to in-
who was pinned down to the stairs by vestigations.
12 p.m. Softball vs. Flagler - West Campus
the male and had marks on her head 1 p.m. Baseball doubleheader vs. Ga.
and wrists. The subjects were sepa- Southwestern - West Campus
rated and the Baldwin County Sher- 2 p.m. Tennis vs. Columbus State -
iff’s Office was called regarding the Centennial Center
situation.

DRIVING DRUNK Monday, April 5


According to a Public Safety re-
port, March 31 at approximately 5:30 p.m. GCSU Cheer Exhibition -
1:34 a.m. officer Wesley Ransom OVER THE LIMIT, Centennial Center
observed a vehicle accelerate rap- UNDER ARREST
idly from a parking space on Han- According to a Public Safety report, Tuesday, April 6
cock Street and follow a taxi too March 21 at approximately 2:19 a.m.
closely. A traffic stop was conducted officer Wesley Ransom observed a
and contact made with the driver. It vehicle fail to reduce speed and give 7:30 p.m. TubaCor: Deanna Swoboda, Tuba and
was determined that the subject was appropriate space to his patrol vehicle
Lin Foulk, French Horn - Max
under the influence of alcohol and Noah Recital Hall
while on a stop. A traffic stop was con-
when given a breathalyzer test, she ducted and contact made with the driv-
registered .204. She was arrested er. It was determined that he was un-
Wednesday, April 7
and transported to the Milledgeville der the influence of alcohol and when
Police Department and charged with given a breathalyzer test, he registered 12:30 p.m. Times Talk - Beeson Hall lower level
DUI and following too closely. .166. A background check found that
the vehicle had no insurance. The male Thursday, April 8
was arrested and transported to the
Milledgeville Police Department and
charged with DUI and issued a warn- 8 p.m. 3rd Annual GCSU Battle of the Bands -
ing for move over law. Magnolia Ballroom
DITCHED THE CAR 8 p.m. 2nd Annual Armed Farces Comedy Variety
Show- A&S Auditorium
According to a Public Safety report, March 17 at approximately 1:51 a.m. Sgt.
Michael Baker heard a call on the Milledgeville Police Department frequency Please send calendar submissions to ryan.delcampo@gmail.com.
about a possible drunk driver. Baker spotted a vehicle matching the description
and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle then crashed into a ditch.

Classifieds
Contact was made with the driver, who had a strong odor of an alcoholic bev-
erage coming from her, watery and bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. When
given a breathalyzer test, she registered .242. She was arrested and transported
to the Milledgeville Police Department and charged with DUI.

HIT THE BRAKES


According to a Public Safety report, March 20 at approximately 2:19 a.m.
officer Gary Purvis observed a vehicle run a red light at Montgomery and
Jefferson streets. A traffic stop was conducted and contact made with the
driver. She had the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her, had
slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. When given a breathalyzer
test, she registered .144. She was arrested and transported to the Milled-
geville Police Department, and charged with DUI and obedience to a traffic
control device.
BLAZED IN THE
BATHROOM
LOW BLOOD SUGAR According to a Public Safety re-
According to a Public Safe- port, March 29 at approximately
ty report, March 20 at ap- 10:04 a.m. officer Jamaal Hicks
proximately 5:46 p.m. officer was dispatched to Foundation
Wesley Ransom heard on the Hall in reference to a bong found
Milledgeville Police Depart- in a shared restroom. Hicks made
ment frequency a call in ref- contact with a male and a female,
erence to an erratic driver on who took an excessively long
Greene Street and responded. time opening their residence door.
Contact was made with the male driver, Both subjects were informed of
who was disoriented and did not know the contraband found in the re-
where he was. It was determined that he stroom and were given the op-
was a diabetic. Orange juice was given portunity to turn over any other
to him and once his blood sugar level contraband that they had. Both
was raised, he was able to perform a test admitted to smoking marijuana in
and determine that his sugar was still the room earlier and turned over
low. EMS responded and the driver’s 4 bongs, 2 storage devices, a bud
brother was notified. EMS cleared the of marijuana and several alcohol-
driver and he was released to his broth- ic beverages. The case has been
ers care. turned over to the Student Judi-
cial Board.

DOORBUSTER
According to a Public Safety report, March 18 at approximately 4:01 p.m.
a student reported that the door to his apartment at Parkhurst Hall had been
kicked in, causing damage to the door and casing. A female reported that
she heard a loud boom at 3:25 p.m. and observed a group of males laughing
and running from the area. The Physical Plant was called to repair the door.
The case has been turned over to investigations. To place a classified in The Colonnade,
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Friday, April 2, 2010 www.GCSUnade.com
The Colonnade’s Forum for Public Debate
Editor-in-Chief, Claire Dykes

SevenAteNine by
WesAllen
The opinion of The Colonnade staff

Legalize pot to
compensate for cuts
The Colonnade staff is all for state government
doing anything it can to boost the economy — with-
in reason — and it seems California may soon have
a new model Georgia could follow. It’s moving to-
ward becoming more financially savvy and green at
the same time. It’d be an even better example if it
would alleviate some current budget constraints.
This November, California may become the first
state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
Currently, California residents are allowed to use
pot for medicinal purposes, but it is still considered
illegal under federal law. If passed, the new law
would allow 21-year-old residents of California to
posses up to one ounce of marijuana as well as have
the right to grow the plant in individual gardens that
measure up to 25-square feet. If the new law is ap-
proved, California could reduce public safety costs

Twitter lends a voice to all, sadly


and possibly save $200 million a year, while simul-
taneously allowing local governments to produce
tax revenue.
California is not the only state in pursuit of chang-
ing current laws about the use of marijuana to im-
prove the current economical downfall. A proposal By the time this article comes were said. There were personal
by Washington state to legalize the sale and use of out, the fervor and uproar over the attacks on certain individuals’
pot recently was defeated in the state legislature. passage of health care reform may IAN religion, race and anything else
However, Washington lawmakers have expanded be over but there are a few things BRIDGEFORTH imaginable.
the number of medical professionals who are per- that need to be addressed about the It is perfectly fine to be passion-
mitted to prescribe marijuana intended for medici- entire ordeal because this type of ate about your views but when it
nal purposes. situation is bound to arise again. gets to the point of incivility and
Recent state budget cuts are a serious issue for After the bill was signed into law, uneducated about the issue. personal attacks, there has to be
Georgia’s public colleges and universities. A recent These days everyone can turn
budget plan released by GCSU President Dorothy everyone on Facebook, Twitter and a line drawn. Calling each other
Leland could cut $5,356,378 from the school’s bud- other social media outlets had some- to their specific cable network that names and demeaning others’ be-
get. Such a loss could also result in faculty positions thing to say about it, which is fine shares the same views as them and liefs is not only unnecessary but it
being reduced and multiple degree options being because everyone is entitled to his hear exactly what they want to does nothing to contribute to the
eliminated. or her own opinion. But the problem hear, which most of the time can debate and discussion. I’ve brought
Georgia should do what other states are doing and we have today is that social media be distorted facts. To those on the this issue up because this is not the
start considering the different possibilities to help gives everyone a voice whether they right, no, the president isn’t some last of these types of uproars. The
the struggling economy, such as legalizing the recre- are ignorant or intelligent, so real socialist, Marxist, terrorist with passage of health care reform has
ational use of marijuana. If a law that made marijua- substantive conversation becomes some evil plot to corrupt America. given this administration the mo-
na legal was passed in Georgia, it would grant local blurred. When I saw others of dif- And to many on the left, no, every mentum to push more of its agenda
governments the ability to permit and tax the drug. ferent viewpoints ranting or raving single Republican isn’t some radi- through. Hot topics like financial
If the funds were allowed to be used for educational cal, racist, fear-mongering bigot.
institutions, tax revenue could help remove the risk about the health care reform law, I regulatory reform, education re-
of GCSU and other schools losing faculty members debated about arguing my stance. For those who actually knew form and immigration reform seem
and help eliminate the threat of students not being But one thing that crossed my mind what they were talking about in to be their next targets, so when
offered certain degrees. When it comes to the ethics was that a majority of people who regards to the law, I also saw some these issues come up, please let’s
of marijuana being legalized versus students having were so outspoken about the bill unnecessary comments. Many all try to be a little more correctly
more degree options from a better-equipped faculty, most likely hadn’t even read the of the people involved in some informed and civil with our discus-
education comes out on top. bill. There wouldn’t have been any substantive conversations on these sion. No one benefits from personal
Please send responses to point in arguing with people who social media outlets had become and out-of-line attacks just to get
ColonnadeLetters@gcsu.edu. have been misinformed and we are emotional and unfortunate words their point across.

EDITORIAL BOARD
Claire Dykes Joanna Sullivan
Satire: How I became the second grade God
Editor-in-Chief Asst. Features Editor
Colonnade@ Over spring break I contemplated truth and she quickly returned to
gcsu.edu Sam Hunt going to Panama City Beach, Fla., her sandwich. I looked around the
Asst. Sports Editor Mexico or some other picturesque STEVE class and realized my fair cousin
Matt Chambers beach to party and get a tattoo to was the only child with glasses, and
News Editor Ryan Del Campo permanently remind me of my loose HOLBERT I laughed knowing by graduation,
ColonnadeNews@ Community News Editor morals, but instead I decided to go over half the table would be secretly
gcsu.edu home and eat lunch with my 8-year- hiding contacts because of looking
Rebecca Burns
Designer old cousin, Mary and her second- at the sun, softball accidents, crack,
Claire Kersey grade class. Why sacrifice fun times ality asked Mary if I was her father. etc...
Features Editor with college friends to eat with Would Mary’s father have a faux- “Young man, why are you pick-
ColonnadeFeatures@ Chelsea Thomas
Writing Coach second graders? It’s simple; I’ve hawk, chocolate milk and small talk ing on my little cousin?”
gcsu.edu always wanted to be the coolest kid about Power Rangers, Pokemon The bully did not answer, but the
Allen Luton in school and this was my chance. and Percy Jackson? I think not. toothless wonder spoke again, “His
Preston Sellers Copy Editor The first step in my plan to
Sports Editor Once the children discovered I was daddy just died.”
ColonnadeSports@
become the most popular kid in the not Mary’s father, my popularity I thought back to my second
Allison Bramlett second grade involved dressing the
gcsu.edu Asst. Copy Editor began to grow exponentially and the grade days when the counselor
part. I decided on a wild 80’s plaid thought of Mary roaming the streets would come to our class and talk
Lissa Speer shirt to attract their short attention to us about bullying. She would
Stephanie Sorensen span, but I couldn’t figure out what with older men also raised interest
Photo Editor Spotlight in her — for good reason. preach, “Fists don’t stop arguments;
to do with my hair. Then, it hit me talking stops arguments.” However,
– a mohawk. I spiked my hair up, Next, I amazed them with my
Elise Colcord Bobby Gentry we all know talking started the alter-
Ad Manager Webmaster and to my dismay, two of Mary’s mysterious gold dollars and I was
surely on my way to second grade cation in the first place.
ColonnadeAds@ classmates were already sporting the “I’m sorry about your dad and if
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Katelyn Hebert began. “You see that boy down there? always open. So don’t take it out on
Asst. News Editor Erik Olney Step two involved sliding my He picks on Mary all the time
Business Manager my cousin you little punk.”
Special Section Editor way into the pre-set status quo with because of her glasses,” some There was cheering and celebrat-
witty small talk and work my way toothless girl in bad need of speech
Mandy Boddy Macon McGinley up to reason why they should wor- ing. I had defeated the second grade
Special Section Editor Faculty Adviser
ship me. However, a girl with an an- therapy yelled from across the table. bully and become their king. Best
I asked Mary if this was the spring break ever.
gelic face and overly nosey person-
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APRIL 2, 2010 OPINION THE COLONNADE 9
The
Hammer
Times
by Michael Christopher

“How do you feel about the health care reform legislation


recently passed?”

“I don’t want to be paying for other people’s


insurance.”

Ashlyn Holly, senior, business management


major

“It’s too financially costly and it reduces


our options.”

Lee Irminger, freshman,


business management majo-

“There’s going to be a free rider problem,


and people won’t take proper preventative
care.”

Paul Danaj, junior, economics major


Independent
Satire by Ian Bridgeforth
“I’m afraid the quality of doctors will go down
because there is less of an incentive to go into
the medical field.”

Alicia Knevel, sophomore, biology major

“I don’t really mind it, it really might help


some people, or mess up the economy. This is
similar to people’s responses to the introduc-
tion of social security under FDR.”
Alexandria Bell, freshman,
political science major
Reported by Bobby Gentry

POLL OF THE WEEK Dear GCSU, if you don’t want me to cheat the registration system then why
GRAPHIC BY CLAIRE DYKES
are you? It’s currently 2:37 a.m. Monday and several people already have
What kind of housing are you seats in upper-level classes. Yes, because that is completely fine in this fair
system we have established.
living in next year?
Isn’t it fair to assume that when you go out of your way to help a friend
through a crisis, that friend would do the same in return?

35% Dear freshmen and other morons on campus. We can clearly understand your

Apartment 26% excitement over registration, however, those of us working on our senior
thesis are in the library at the wee hours of the morning when you are having
House soft dreams of candy and porn, please shut your loud mouths so that those
of us who have put in the time for our degree can achieve it. Also, being that
your “stressful” little life seems to give you ample time to also disrupt us
during the evening in the library as you look at Facebook and MySpace, go

13%
run in traffic with other members of your IQ and maturity level. Thank you.

26% Other
Adieu!

Residence How many effing things do you guys have to throw across Front Campus?
Hall I swear, I better not get hit by a Frisbee a football or whatever other effing
thing you want to throw across campus. And stop spitting all the time. Geez!
Walk three feet and spit. Go two more feet and spit again. Stop it already! It’s
nasty.
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Features
Friday, April 2, 2010
The Colonnade’s Guide to Art and Entertainment
www.GCSUnade.com Section Editor, Claire Kersey

‘Vagina is not a dirty word’

‘The Vagina
Monologues’
raises
awareness to
women’s issues

Mandy Ellis / Senior Photographer


From left, Liana Eden and Fiona Sheehan perform in “A Six-
Year-Old Was Asked.” Women of all ages were interviewed
as the basis of the monologues.

Mandy Ellis / Senior Photographer


Above, Heather Maddox performs in “My Vagina Was My Vil-
lage.” Maddox also starred in the monologue “Wear and Say,”
which asked women what their vaginas would wear.

Left, Tiffany Payton unleashes emotion while performing “My


Angry Vagina.” This year’s production was the fifth year that the
show has been performed at GCSU.

by Claire Kersey Women’s Resource Center. old woman, many women can relate to “I like them all. They all tell a story,”
Senior Reporter “We had a lot of interest. We wanted the pieces. Each performer had her own Graham said. “When things like this
everyone to able to do it,” senior English favorite monologue. come from the heart, how can you pick
“The Little Coochi Snorcher That major and producer Andrea Judy said. “I personally love ‘My Angry Vagina,’ a favorite?”
Could,” “Hair” and “Wear and Say” are The monologues consist of many piec- ” Deacon said. “ ‘C---’ is a fun one as While there are no men in the show,
just a few of the monologues that were es that are consistent from year to year, well.” producer Meghan Fleming emphasized
part of the fifth annual production of the but each year there is a spotlight mono- Senior Jessica Baker performed the the importance of getting men to relate
Vagina Monologues presented March logue that addresses an issue relevant to monologue “Because He Liked to Look to the monologues.
30-April 1 in Max Noah Recital Hall. the time. This year’s spotlight is on sex At It.” It was her second time partici- “I’ve known a lot of guys who have
The performances were sponsored by slavery in the Democratic Republic of pating in a performance of the Vagina joined our cause,” Fleming said.
the Women’s Resource Center and some the Congo, and the monologue details Monologues. The monologues work to address some
proceeds from the show are going to- how one woman survived. “The thing I like most is that she comes of the topics that are seen as taboo.
ward funding a crisis hotline for victims “It’s a really powerful piece, but it’s to love her vagina and her partner,” “Vagina is not a dirty word,” Graham
of gender-based violence. The perform- very uplifting,” Judy said. Baker said. “I like the general sense that said. “If we all work together, we can
ers sported black clothing with red ac- The moods of the monologues ranged we are helping to fight violence against eliminate (violence against women.)”
cessories and each woman incorporated from funny to serious, but all addressed women.” One thing that the actresses and others
a red flower into her outfit. issues of women’s lives today. The Women’s Resource Center has involved want people to take away is that
While the show is traditionally held “It’s raising awareness to the issues been heavily involved in keeping the they have a place to turn if something
around Valentine’s Day, scheduling con- women face every day,” director Suzy show an annual tradition. The Women’s happens to them.
flicts forced the show to be postponed. Deacon said. Resource Center coordinator Jennifer “This play shows women and men that
However, this year’s production coin- With so many different perspectives Graham has trouble choosing a favorite they’re not alone. These women survived
cided with the fifth anniversary of the portrayed, from a six-year-old girl to an monologue. and so can you,” Fleming said.
12 THE COLONNADE FEATURES APRIL 2, 2010

Art students travel to


paint mural for peace
BY LAUREN DAVIDSON Aranda said. The group in the fine arts along with
STAFF WRITER identified Lester Middle the large central color spec-
School as a place for a trum seen behind the head
On Feb. 20 Valerie project because the school of Dr. Martin Luther King
Aranda, a GCSU associate was the unfortunate site of Jr. Several actual students
professor of art, and six of a mass murder atrocity in are represented in the mu-
her art students traveled to 2008 and has also had to ral as they might be seen on
Memphis, Tenn., to help endure other hardships. campus, hanging out with
paint a mural in the cafeteria “It’s also (in) a neighbor- friends, or working togeth-
of Lester Middle School. hood that is economically er on group work.”
Richard Lou, the art de- challenged. I think they The school has been
partment chair at the Uni- chose this area and Lester making improvements such
versity of Memphis, invited Middle School as a target as painting the school and
BOBBY GENTRY / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER Aranda to come to Mem- through the arts and this putting in new windows.
A group dances at the Heritage Ball sponsored by the by Black Student Alliance, which was
phis to paint the mural. Six mural, and through the help Aranda believes that this

Heritage Ball celebrates


held March 18. The ball has been a tradition for over 25 years at GCSU.
GCSU art major students, of the high school students, mural not only is an addi-
Jessica Peet, Tempestt the college students and tional improvement to the
Jackson, Anne Humphrys, myself, to bring people to- school but it is also some-

BSA achievements
Julia Allen, Gabby Cara- gether.” thing that lifts the spirits of
ballo and Karla Leggat, The mural features por- the school as a whole and
volunteered to take the the community around it.
trip with Aranda to help “I see it as a gift to the
paint the mural. community and that it’s a
BY JOANNA SULLIVAN point to try and connect GCSU students
who are new or want to get more involved
Not only did Aranda
have the help of her stu-
“I see it as a vision that is shared. I think
the imagery is hopeful, it’s
gift to the
STAFF WRITER
with events on campus. dents but also high school positive and it’s even a re-
Diversity, energy, and excitement are Karissa Reed, a sophomore Spanish students, participating flection of themselves. It’s
all words that can be used to describe the
Black Student Alliance and its annual
major, recently transferred to GCSU from
Augusta State University and said she has
in this year’s MidSouth
Peace Jam conference,
community and a painting for the people,
it’s a painting for the com-
Heritage Ball, which took place March felt welcomed by the BSA.
“I didn’t know too many people here, I
came out and helped that it’s a vision munity and again is a way

that’s shared.”
18. The event was held in Magnolia Ball- with the mural. The six to boost the moral and to
room and was filled with variety, from the knew some, but not a whole lot, so it was GCSU students prepared bring improvements to the
Parisian, Je T’aime prom theme and the pretty welcoming to have people to talk paint for the students and school,” Aranda said.
eclectic mix of music to the Chinese food to,” Reed said. directed them to specific Jessica Peet, a junior art
served. Chevene Simmons, a second-year grad- areas of the mural where —Valerie Aranda major, said she enjoyed
Tameka Dean, a senior biology pre-med uate student, has been involved with the they could paint or apply her experience working
major, is BSA coordinator through the Of- BSA for the past two years and appreciates their handprints and fin- on the mural and believes
fice of Institutional Equity and Diversity the fervor the group has. gerprints to the wall. the project was not only
as well as vice president. “I work in the Office of Institutional According to Peace Jam’s traits of the students at the positive for the school and
“This is our first year doing a prom Equity and Diversity and I am with the Web site, www.peacejam. middle school, an image its surrounding community,
theme, but it is typically called the Legacy minority mentoring program, but BSA org, the group is “a world- of the Rev. Martin Luther but also for those who took
Banquet or the Heritage Ball, which is ba- is in the same office,” Simmons said. “I wide movement of young King Jr., musical instru- part in creating it as well.
sically just something for students to go to think over the last two years we have had a people and Nobel Peace ments, the school’s mascot “The impact we had on
so they can dress up and have fun,” Dean dedicated body of students that come here. Prize Winners working and a portrait of this year’s the community and that
said. We have the freshmen that are on fire and together for social justice Peace Jam Nobel Peace school was so great,” Peet
The annual Heritage Ball has been in ex- have actually stayed around, have joined and peace.” Each year high Prize winner, Shirin Edadi. said. “I have always heard
istence for over 25 years at GCSU and is some positive programmers. I just like the school students are invited Karla Leggat, a junior about how art impacts peo-
a great opportunity for members and non- camaraderie.” to attend Peace Jam, which art major, said the mural ple’s lives but I have never
members alike to come together to enjoy a The BSA offers a wide range of activi- is held in different cities, for illustrates the school as a been involved in a situa-
night of fun. ties throughout the school year, from a tal- six days. At the conference whole. tion where I have seen that
“People are excited about it. It’s one of ent show in November to other commu- a selected Nobel Peace “The mural consisted actually come true. That
our major events every year so it’s some- nity service opportunities. Prize winner comes and of several elements char- mural and just the whole
thing to look forward to because it’s not “We did a carnival for the children at speaks to the students. acteristic of the learning experience of being in-
the typical on-campus party,” Dean said. Boys & Girls Club, which we do every “(Peace Jam is) the or- environment portrayed by volved with everyone there
Many components went into the produc- year,” Dean said. “We also went to the ganization that identifies a its location,” Leggat said. showed me how important
tion of the dance. The music was mixed House of Mercy in Macon for people who project for the high school “The keyboard, trumpet art and that mural was to
by Nigel Sanyangore, a junior math major, are HIV positive who can’t afford treat- students, the Peace Jam- and violin represent the help lift up the spirits of the
food was provided by Sodexo, and the en- ment.” mers as they call them,” school’s strong foundation people there.”
thusiasm was brought by the students. After a full year of activities and volun-
“With dances like these on campus, I teering, the Heritage Ball acts as an award
feel that it actually brings people togeth- for dedicated work. To cap off the night,
er,” Sanyangore said. Simmons along with Natolie Powell were
The Black Student Alliance has made a crowned as prom king and queen.

Cutting hair, not budgets


A personal experience with Locks of Love
BY CLAIRE KERSEY
SENIOR REPORTER
It’s been a while since my last
haircut. This tends to happen, as I
always put these things off. I won’t
divulge exactly how long it’s been
because it would make any hair pro-
fessional cringe. (OK, I’m pretty
sure it’s been at least a year. Don’t
judge me.) So I went to get my hair
cut through Locks of Love. When
you have as much hair as I did, why
not? Besides, haircuts inspire my
worst bouts of indecision.
I was approached by at least five
different people working with Gam-
ma Sigma Sigma before going in
who tried to persuade me to donate.
LISSA SPEER / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER It was great to see such enthusiasm
for the cause. Despite having to re-
Before ... schedule the event from February
to March, they still seemed excited
about the turnout.
I sat down and got ready for the
hair to fall. I was pretty stoked about
finally losing my scraggly ends. Not
to mention, I was being serenaded
by the sounds of late ‘90s pop mu-
sic. That was a little laughable. Oh,
Britney Spears and the Backstreet
Boys: a blast from the past to usher
in the future.
“You’re gonna look spicy, you’re
gonna look sexy,” my hairstylist Ra-
chel said.
After cutting off a ponytail, as is
typical with donating to Locks of
Love, she proceeded to shape the
rest of my hair into a bob.
It’s certainly the shortest I’ve ever
had my hair. Having a haircut is like
an instant makeover; you feel dra-
matically different. I feel older now,
and ready to take on the world. Plus,
the compliments have really poured
in ever since I cut my hair.
After my haircut, they measured
my hair. I figured I had dropped
about 8 inches, but my ponytail
was 11 inches long. Eleven inches
that will go to a wig, and 11 inches
LISSA SPEER / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER I don’t have to wash, dry or brush.
After! Success.
APRIL 2, 2010 FEATURES THE COLONNADE 13

Boom boom wow


Flash mob descends upon campus
BY CLAIRE KERSEY major Caitlyn Gower. “We’re just ev-
SENIOR REPORTER eryday people.”
The flash mob group recently per-
YouTube. Home of the Rick Roll, formed in Sodexo during the lunch
keyboard cats and other viral sensa- rush on March 10. A discreetly placed
tions. Some GCSU students brought speaker near the window blasted the
one such sensation to campus—the Black Eyed Peas song “Boom Boom
flash mob. Pow,” and a large group of dancers
Sophomore Sam Johnson dreamt up congregated to perform, to the sur-
the idea after watching some videos. prise and approval of their fellow stu-
“I went to YouTube and checked out dents. The dance lasted only a minute
this flash mob, so we decided to start or so, with all the dancers scattering as
one,” Johnson said. quickly as they began, but its impact
Johnson recruited through his was noticeable.
friends, using word-of-mouth and a “I thought it was neat to see all our
secret Facebook group to garner in- friends perform,” sophomore mass
terest. However, keeping the event a communication major Kelsey Donald-
secret was something that had to be son said.
handled carefully. While a few students had heard
“It wasn’t that hard to keep a secret,” rumbles that a flash mob might be per-
Johnson said. forming, many were still surprised by
He did note that it was difficult to the dancers.
keep inviting more people while main- “We didn’t know about it until just
taining secrecy. now,” sophomore Spanish major Erica
“The dancers weren’t supposed to Grimes said.
talk about it,” freshman Ala Bishop This was not their first performance.
said. They previously descended upon the
After pulling the group together, all crowds at Springfest the weekend be-
the members had to learn the chore- fore. This performance is available to
TIM VACULA / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER ography. Most of the dancers did not view on YouTube.
The flash mob performs spontaneously at Springfest for a crowd at the Bobcat Marketplace on March 6. have any formal training. “We got a lot of cheering (at Spring-
They have also performed in Sodexo on March 10. “Some dance majors came up with fest),” senior history major Vivian
the dance,” said sophomore English Sims said.

Concert band embraces challenges in spring concert


BYOLIVIA DOWD semester.” the audience to their pieces. Ju- trumpets created an upbeat mel- ing with the GCSU Concert Band
STAFF WRITER Over 70 students performed nior biology major Lauren Mar- ody with the other woodwinds. for four years and is currently
during the concert, about half rone enjoyed the concert from the The pieces were then made more its lead trumpet player. Entitled
The spirited and dynamic of which are majoring in music. balcony and said she especially commanding by the percussion. “Call of Fate,” the concluding
sounds of the GCSU Concert Sophomore percussionist Ryan “liked how they gave out unusual GCSU professor Maureen piece had a tone that teetered be-
Band reverberated throughout Brown, for example, is majoring information on the composer. It Horgan took the stage with her tween powerful and thundering,
Russell Auditorium on March 18 in economics. was rather neat.” trombone during the fifth piece, and soft melancholy. According
when the group performed its an- “Though I don’t want to teach Of the six compositions that Nikolia Rimsky-Korsakov’s to Hennecken, it was inspired by
nual spring concert. it, I still love making music, the concert band performed, the “Concerto for Trombone and romantic composers that he cites
GCSU students, faculty and which is why I joined concert first four originated from the Military Band.” It was a change as influences, such as Beethoven
fans alike came to enjoy the per- band,” Brown said. “It’s just a Australian-born composer Percy of pace that fluctuated smoothly and Wagner.
formance, which was one of the good emotional representation Grainger. The flavor of British between sleepy, excited, and em- “I really like that kind of in-
group’s most challenging to date, of how people feel, and everyone folk music was infused through- powering, and served as a transi- tense symphonic music,” Hen-
said Dr. Todd Shiver, interim interprets it differently. Music is out his work. The band kicked tion from Grainger’s composi- necken said.
chair of the Music Department different between everyone.” off the concert with a fun, flutter- tions to the drastically different The concert band’s next perfor-
and director of GCSU bands. Master of Ceremonies David ing and lively piece titled “Shep- finale. mance will be held in front of the
“There are lots of notes to learn, Muschell provided background herd’s Hey.” The concert ended in a stun- Governor’s Mansion in down-
especially for the woodwinds,” information on the composers Other Grainger compositions ning grand finale composed by town Milledgeville on April 24. It
Shiver said. “We have been prac- in a humorous but awe-inspiring performed by the band had a sim- student conductor John Henneck- will consist of patriotic music and
ticing since the beginning of the tone, which seemed to endear ilar atmosphere, as the flutes and en, a senior who has been play- marches.

‘Clash of the Titans’ remake


reanimates Greek myths
BY CHRIS MOSKALY to lose and must accept his responsibility
REVIEWER to the gods. And I guess it goes without
saying that amidst the family connection,
“Clash of the Titans” is the movie recip- there also has to be a love interest for the
rocal of a theme park ride into Greek my- young hero to save as the lead antagonist
thology. Whether it be the perfect casting prepares to unleash hell on earth.
of the gods, a swarm of giant scorpions But never mind. The trailers have al-
and demonic creatures, or the stunning ready told us that this is not a movie about
revelation of a monstrous beast known building characters, and since the core
as the “kraken,” director Louis Leterrier of the original was a matter of style, it
embraces every ounce would be unreasonable
of creativity that made to assume that the new
the original film so as- one is any different; es-
tonishing. The result is pecially when you take
simply a colossal piece into account the fact that
of popcorn entertain- modern viewers often
ment that is bound for bring with them a strong
box-office glory as we hunger for SPFX as they
move one step closer to walk into the theater.
the summer blockbuster Like any other film
period. that breathes its own
In the tradition of style, “Clash of the Ti-
“300,” the structure of tans” obviously can’t
“Titans” is pretty much provide its actors with
a one-sentence idea. much elbow room for a
The characters are in- good performance, but
spired by (but not en- in the film’s defense,
tirely based on) some this is probably one
form of historical litera- of the most perfectly
ture, the story is a direct placed casts we’ve ever
exercise in the protocol had in an epic scenario.
of a fantasy epic, and of Rising star Worthington
course the special ef- still has plenty to offer
fects; lots and lots of in the role of the cou-
SPFX. In 1981, it was rageous underdog, and
done with stop-motion, Grade: A- Fiennes’ interpreta-
and now almost three tion of Hades is essen-
decades later, it’s time tially Lord Voldemort
for CGI to take a shot. And with 3-D fea- on mythological steroids. And casting
tures added into the equation, Leterrier Neeson as Zeus I think speaks entirely for
successfully avoids letting this one slip itself on so many levels.
away as a disposable revamp of the cur- As we saw in “The Incredible Hulk,”
rent technology. Leterrier is one director who enjoys the
Opening just at the height of its conflict, excitement of a good “smash!,” but he
the narrative is, like I said, pretty straight- also knows how to balance his own pref-
forward. The leader of the Gods, Zeus erences with those of tradition, and this is
(Liam Neeson) and his family have been where “Titans” succeeds at its best. What
kidnapped by Hades (Ralph Fiennes), god gives the film a special niche is the way in
of the underworld who is trying to seize which the director has constructed it to fit
all the power from Zeus. Their only hope modern standards, while at the same time
is Perseus (Sam Worthington), a rebel- paying homage to Desmond Davis (direc-
lious soul who was born a god, but raised tor of the original) in a number of ways.
as a mortal. It’s often perceived to be a challenging
Okay so let’s be honest, we already know assignment with any remake, but Leter-
without asking that when first confronted, rier clearly knows where to draw the line
Perseus will want nothing to do with the between “bettering” and “respecting.”
dispute. We also know that at some point “Clash of the Titans” is not a trial of tech-
or another, he’ll realize he has nothing left nology; it’s a triumph of elegance!
14 THE COLONNADE FEATURES APRIL 2, 2010

Arts and Letters


Spotlight play lives up to
By: Stephanie Sorensen
GCSU’s taste
SLACKLINING BETWEEN THE TREES BY DANIELLE PALUGA
STAFF WRITER

A politically charged play was performed in the Arts


Life a couple feet above the ground doesn’t seem to faze fresh- and Letters festival March 12. “A Question of Taste”
man Ben Pattison and junior Parker Kempf. Many students have was written by Dr. Andrew Ade, a professor of Eng-
lish at Westminster College in Pennsylvania.
seen the line drawn between trees on Front Campus on warm days The play is, in Ade’s own words, a “fable about the
and wonder exactly what it is. political chaos is many underdeveloped countries.”
Slacklining is a balance sport that requires two anchor points. It is a one-act play that does not take place in Africa,
The sport originates from rock climbers that found a new hobby but echoes the political atmosphere there. The main
characters are freedom fighters from different genera-
while they waited for routes. tions and it is about their conflicts regarding political
Pattison and Kempf learned to slackline from previous students, oppression.
learning the skill and passing it on to the next generation. The play was inspired by Ade’s job as a teacher in
The sport requires a sense of balance, nylon webbing and two Zaire many years ago, he said.
anchors. “I lived and worked as a high school teacher in the
interior of Zaire during the heyday of the notorious
kleptocrat Mubutu Sese Seko, who exploited the na-
tion,” Ade said.
Ade’s play was the prizewinner in GCSU’s National
Journal of Contemporary Culture’s contest. He said he
was excited to see how the GCSU theater department
portrayed it.
Since the play was short, the cast and crew were
small but close-knit. Freshman theater major Sarah
Prochaska was the sound designer for the play.
According to Prochaska, working on the play was a
learning experience.
“Most of the sounds ended up becoming a distrac-
tion for the show, such as the vault door opening a
million times during “A Question of Taste,” Prochaska
said.
Both Prochaska and the costume designer Caila
Blanton had just two weeks to pull the production
off.
“We had an incredibly fast rehearsal process, so ev-
erything had to come together rather fast,” Prochaska
said.
STEPHANIE SORENSEN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Professor David Muschell coordinated the contest
From left, Ben Pattison and Parker Kempf toss a flying disc while balancing on a slackline. Slacklin-
ing has become a popular activity at GCSU since the dawn of warm weather.
by choosing the judge. He said he thought the product
turned out very well.
“We had non-theater majors playing the three main
parts — two pre-meds and one sociology major,”
“ Slacklining is a fun hobby and a great way Muschell said.
The Arts and Letters Contest is held every year and
to get to know people on campus. It’s a great submissions from all types of creative writing are ac-
way to get to know people and pass down the cepted. Writers from all over the world compete and
the judges are professionals in the creative writing
skill. — Ben Pattison field. Ade won $1,000 for being chosen and he was
flown out to see the play.
Sports
Friday, April 2, 2010
The Colonnade’s Guide to Athletics and Recreation
www.GCSUnade.com Section Editor, Preston Sellers

Golf takes second at Bearcat Side


The

No. 3 Bobcats earn runner-up to host Lander in tough field


by Sam Hunt
Staff Reporter Line
The No. 3 GCSU golf team finished second out of
16 teams in the Bearcat Golf Classic at Lander Uni-
versity on Mar. 29-30.
The three-round match took place at the par-72,
6,800 yard Greenwood Country Club Course. The
Bobcats earned a score of 840 for their three-round
total, tying with Armstrong Atlantic for second
place. However, the tiebreaker was determined by
each school’s best individual round of play. Senior
Francisco Bide finished the first round with a 66 and
junior Billy Shida finished with a 66 in the second
round, while Armstrong Atlantic’s best individual
score was 68, giving GCSU the spot of second in the
tournament. The Bobcats final score of 840 was just by Preston Sellers
seven strokes behind the winner, host Lander Univer- Sports Editor
sity, which finished with an 833. Has March ever had so
“We played solid and we had a couple of real good much madness? We’ve
rounds, head coach Jimmy Wilson said. “We knew been lucky to witness
going in yesterday that we had to play really well to arguably the most unpre-
have a chance to win, we played good but not really dictable, exciting NCAA
well, therefore we finished second.” basketball tournament in
history. With millions of
Finishing first for GCSU a second time in a row “experts” tearing up their
and coming in third overall for the tournament was brackets across the coun-
Bide, who shot a 66 on Monday, a 70 for the second try, strong middle-seeded
round and a 73 on the final round on Tuesday. His teams have knocked off
results tied him for third with three other players and top-ranked teams left and
earned him the All-Tournament Team honors. right.
Coming in the top 10 and tying for the 10th place The most shocking
spot were senior Niclas Johansson and Shida, who upset came early, with
both finished with a final score of 211. Johansson, No. 9 seed Northern Iowa
who completed every round at-par or lower, shot a knocking out No. 1 seed
71 in Monday’s opening round, a 68 in the second Kansas in the Midwest
region. The Jayhawks
round, and closed out with a 72. Shida shot a 75 in were President Barack
the first round, then a 66 on Tuesday’s first round, Obama’s (and millions of
and finished the final round with a 70. The tie for the other people’s) choice to
tenth place slot marks as the sixth time this year that cut down the nets in India-
Johansson has finished in the top 10 and the Shida’s napolis. But a poor shoot-
third time finishing in the top 10. ing night and the feisty
“We’ve had different guys step up every week to Panthers combined to send
be our number one player, which is promising,” Wil- them home much earlier
son said. “We’re dealing with the expectations that than anyone expected.
come with a high ranking, I think we’re getting better Three double-digit
seeds made the Sweet
with dealing with that.” Sixteen (Washington,
Shooting a total of 214 and finishing in the top 20 Cornell and St. Mary’s)
was junior Matthew Yontz, with a pair of 71s for the after disposing of power-
first two rounds and a 72 for the final round, earning ful opponents. Two No.
Drake Simons / Senior Photographer him 18th place overall. 5 seeds are in the Final
Junior Billy Shida hits an iron shot during the Bearcat Golf Classic this past Monday. Shida tied Four (Michigan State and
with senior teammate Niclas Johansson for 10th place in the tournament. Butler) and will face each
Golf page 17 other, assuring that one
No. 5 will play for the

Fishing team hooks top-three sweep


national championship.
Butler was probably
the strongest mid-major
all season. Its run to the
Final Four was arguably
the most difficult, hav-
by Drake Simons ly beneficial for the GCSU team. ing to knock off the top
Staff Writer Henry estimates that team mem- two seeds in its region in
bers are on the lake practicing its past two games, No. 1
The GCSU bass fishing team three or four times per week. seed Syracuse and No. 2
remained in Milledgeville during Kelly was able to take advan- seed Kansas State respec-
the last weekend of spring break tage of his experience on Lake tively. But here the Bull-
to sweep the three top spots in a Sinclair. dogs are, with a legitimate
local tournament. “I decided back during the shot to leave Indy with
Georgia Southern hosted the winter that I would fish one spot one of the most incredible
national championships
first-ever Georgia Southern Col- during the tournament with high ever.
legiate Bass Fishing Series “Sin- hopes of catching fish from it. My But its opponent, the
clair Showdown” on Lake Sin- partner and I caught around 40 Spartans, are battle-tested
clair this past Saturday. fish during the tournament. This in March, on an incred-
The GCSU fishing team entered key area held 90 percent of the ible run of making six of
eight teams, competing against 14 fish we caught,” Kelly said. the last 12 Final Fours
other teams from Southern, Abra- Henry founded the club three under Tom Izzo. They are
ham Baldwin, Valdosta State, the years ago with current junior Jar- winning despite injuries
University of Georgia, Southern ed Kutil. Henry has been fishing and could be the team of
Polytechnic State and South Car- since he was two years old and destiny in this tournament.
olina. On the other side of the
wanted to represent GCSU at the bracket, two powerhouses
Teams scoured the lake from 7 competitive collegiate level. face off to earn the right to
a.m. until the weigh-in at 3 p.m. “The collegiate fishing season be the favorite in the title
for the largest five fish they could runs year round, but the major- game. Duke is familiar to
catch. The total weight of the fish ity of the tournaments take place the spotlight of the Final
made up the final score. in the spring. There are approxi- Four, playing in its 15th
When all the totals had come mately 20 tournaments that col- this season. It has tradi-
in, GCSU swept the top three lege teams can compete in over tion, it has Mike Krzyze-
spots. The top pair was seniors one year,” Henry said. wski, and it is the only No.
Matt Henry and Kyle Edenfield. Edenfield, Henry’s partner for 1 seed to make it this far.
Freshman Grant Kelly and sopho- the tournament, decided to join West Virginia comes in
with a chip on its shoul-
more Tyler Fiscus placed second, the team after meeting Henry. der, which can only be
and brothers Matt (freshman) “I mainly compete because I erased by beating the Blue
and Mitch (sophomore) Dockery fished constantly before I got to Devils. The Mountaineers
came in third. An award was also GCSU, but the main reason that I were the strongest No. 2
given for the largest single fish am on the team is because of Matt seed and Duke was argu-
caught during the tournament. Henry,” Edenfield said. “I met ably the weakest No. 1
Henry, the fishing club’s presi- him in class, and he introduced seed in this tournament.
dent, caught the second largest me. From that moment on I was And damn if they don’t
fish overall, a bass weighing just hooked.” get to play each other to
over five pounds.
Drake Simons / Senior Photographer go to the national cham-
Knowing the lake was certain-
Seniors Matt Henry and Kyle Edenfield show off their tournament-winning pionship! You gotta love
Fishing page 5 catch this past Saturday at the “Sinclair Showdown.” Henry’s largest fish March.
(center) was the second biggest overall at the event.

Upcoming Sports Quote of the Week Stat of the Week


THE Baseball:
April 2 6 p.m.. Ga. Southwestern “This is probably the coolest thing
7, 13
that’s ever happened in my life.”

SHORT
April 3 1 p.m., 4 p.m. Ga. Southwestern
— Ronald Nored, Butler guard, after
his team’s victory over Kansas State to Disparity in Final Four
advance to the Final Four, the school’s appearances between But-
Tennis: first ever. ler and Michigan State,

STOP April 3 2 p.m. Columbus State and West Virginia and


Duke, respectively.
16 THE COLONNADE SPORTS APRIL 2, 2010

Bobcats win fifth straight, nine of last eleven


ning, including a two-run homer- junior outfielder Shawn Ward scored on a
un from senior first baseman Matt Clark Atlanta error, and RBI by Mass, Al-
Pitts, making the score 3-0. In the len and junior infielder Jason Venya made
fourth inning, GCSU continued the score 5-0. Six more runs by GCSU
to spread the score margin when in the fifth inning made the score 11-0.
senior leftfielder Kyle Allen hit A triple from Harrell in the sixth scored
a two-run homer and senior cen- two, and a run on a Black Panthers’ er-
terfielder Sean Harrell hit a solo ror gave the Bobcats a 14-0 lead. Neither
homer to make the score 7-1 in team scored in the final three innings and
favor of the Bobcats. GCSU con- the Bobcats took the 14-0 win.
tinued to pull ahead when in the “It was a good victory and another
fifth inning it was able to score six region win, we played pretty well,” Al-
runs. The Bobcats added six more len said. “Clark Atlanta looked like they
runs to the scoreboard in the sixth were a few players short, but a win’s a
inning including two RBI from win.”
freshman catcher Cody Maas, GCSU has won nine out of their past
earning GCSU a 19-2 victory in 11 games. On March 13-14, the Bobcats
the first game. swept Augusta State in a three-game se-
When the Bobcats and the Ti- ries, They won 22-3 in the first game, 8-6
gers stepped on the field to fin- in the second game, and 13-3 in the final
ish the doubleheader, the second game.
game went scoreless for the first The Bobcats suffered a heartbreak-
four innings. Even though Bene- ing home defeat on March 16 when they
dict scored one run in the fifth, lost to Lenior-Rhyne by one run with the
GCSU pulled ahead when Pitts score of 6-5.
hit a grand slam to set the score GCSU got back into their groove on
at 4-1. Then, an RBI by senior March 19-20 when they were on the
designated hitter Steve Muoio and road, sweeping No. 7 Columbus State in
a run by Allen on a Tigers’ error a three-game series. The Bobcats defeat-
gave the Bobcats a 6-1 lead. Even ed the Cougars 9-7 in the first game, 12-7
though Benedict managed to score in the second, and closed the series with
two runs in the seventh inning, a 4-3 victory.
they were unable to take the lead On March 23-24, GCSU split a two-
and the Bobcats won the second game series at Pfeiffer. The Bobcats de-
game 6-3. feated the Falcons 8-5 in the first game,
“I think we pitched very well but were defeated by Pfeiffer 9-8 in the
and played pretty good defense second game.
and our bats came alive towards The Bobcats were then on the road and
the end of the game,” Pitts said. defeated USC Aiken 2-1 in a three-game
“We all swung the bat well, every- series on March 27-28. Even though
body played, everybody did their GCSU was defeated 7-5 in the first game
job so it was a good program vic- of the series, they stepped up their efforts
MICHAEL FORSYTH / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER tory.” and defeated the Pacers 8-1 in the second
Junior outfielder Shawn Ward rounds second on a fourth-inning double by redshirt senior infielder Brett On the mound, junior pitcher game and 14-12 in the final game, giving
George against Clark Atlanta this past Tuesday. The Bobcats put up four runs in the inning to blow the Eric Pettepher had four strikeouts GCSU the series victory.
game open and held on to win 14-0. and gave up only one run. The Bobcats are at home today and
This past Tuesday, GCSU tomorrow to face Georgia Southwestern
BY SAM HUNT “It’s what we expect to do in the mid- earned its third shutout victory of in a three-game series starting at 6 p.m.
STAFF REPORTER dle of the week, we’re starting to play the season against Clark Atlanta, a 14-0 tonight.
pretty good baseball,” head coach Tom triumph. “We’re playing well in conference
The GCSU baseball team extended Carty said. “We were a little bit sloppy in The game against the Black Panthers when it counts on the weekends, we’re a
its winning streak to five games this past game two but we’re pleased with the two went scoreless for the first two innings. few weeks away from playoff time and I
Wednesday when it swept Benedict in a wins today and a win yesterday, you’ve The Bobcats scored for the first time the think we’re getting ready for that,” Carty
doubleheader, beating the Tigers 19-2 got to be happy about it.” third inning when an RBI from Harrell said. “We need to practice and get back
in the first game and 6-3 in the second The Bobcats were quick to pull ahead set the score at 1-0. In the fourth inning, to some fundamentals defensively and
game. when they scored three runs in the first in- the Bobcats continued to pull ahead when get ready for Friday night.”

Tennis teams hit midseason


stride over spring break
BYPRESTON SELLERS Franks earned shutout victories at the first
SENIOR REPORTER four singles slots, respectively. Tuskegee
forfeited its fifth and sixth spots, giving
The GCSU tennis teams have been on the Bobcats two more wins.
a hot streak of late, with the men winning The women also earned a shutout win,
their last four matches to increase their with the pairs of Danna and Lion and
streak to six overall and the women tak- Barksdale and Lingner earning doubles
ing four of their last five. wins and Tuskegee forfeiting the third
Most recently, both teams traveled to spot. Barksdale, Lion, Lingner, Mosa and
North Georgia on March 30, and each Acuna all won at one-through-five singles,
came away with dominating 9-0 sweeps. and the sixth spot was again forfeited.
Sophomore Jerome Leborgne and On March 23, the women took on Mon-
freshman Johan Wadstein won at first tevallo with their traditional lineup, and
doubles 8-6, while seniors Max Beliank- came away with an 8-1 victory, the sole
ou and Giovane Nucci swept their match loss coming from Mosa at fifth singles.
8-0 at second doubles. The Bobcats got Both teams traveled to Pensacola,
the doubles sweep with a win from fresh- Fla. for the White Sands Tournament on
man Tyler Franks and sophomore Leo March 24 to take on North Alabama. The
Bernardes at third doubles. men came away with a 7-2 victory with
In singles play, the one-through-six the two losses coming at the top of the
lineup of Leborgne, Wadstein, Beliankou, lineup. Leborgne and senior Joao Casa-
Nucci, Bernardes and freshman Wictor grande were no match for the strong Li-
Andersson, respectively, earned victories ons duo at first doubles, and Leborgne
with little challenge from the Saints. was also defeated at first singles by the
The women’s squad kept pace with the Lions’ top player.
Bobcat men, also taking all nine matches Wadstein earned GCSU athlete of the
from the Saints.
week honors for his four total wins at the
At first doubles, senior Diane Danna
White Sands Tournament. This was the
and junior Bertille Lion earned a tough 9-7
first such honor for the promising fresh-
victory, while freshmen Kayla Barksdale
and Michelle Lingner took their match 8-4 man.
at second doubles. Freshman Linda Mosa The women battled hard but dropped
and sophomore Adriana Acuna teamed their match 5-4, getting wins from Danna
for an 8-6 win at the third slot. at first singles and Lion at third singles,
Danna was dominant at first singles and stealing wins by default at third dou-
with a 6-1, 6-1 victory, while Barksdale bles and sixth singles.
started slow at second singles, down 2-5 On March 26, the men’s team defeated
before her opponent retired to give her the Delta State 7-2. In a rare occurance this
default victory. Lion and Lingner were season, Beliankou was involved in both
not challenged at third and fourth singles, losses, dropping second singles with An-
respectively, while Mosa battled to a 3-6, gelucci and losing his singles match to a
6-4, 10-8 tiebreaker victory. Acuna was common doubles opponent, dropping him
dominant in her win at sixth singles. to 10-3 at singles on the season.
On March 19, head coach Steve Bars- The women also earned a victory, this
by was able to give his more experienced time in upset fashion over the No. 27
men’s players some rest, sending his re- Statesmen. Barksdale and Lingner came
serves to Macon to face Tuskegee. The away with the sole doubles victory, while
younger lineup responded well in a 9-0 Danna and Barksdale earned victories at
victory. first and second singles, and Mosa took
Beliankou teamed with sophomore her match at fifth singles. A grueling match
Bobby Angelucci at first doubles, while at third singles decided the outcome, with
Bernardes and Andersson won at second Lion outlasting her opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
doubles. The Bobcats took third doubles to give the Bobcats the victory.
by default. Both Bobcat teams are back in action
Beliankou, Bernardes, Andersson and today at Georgia Southwestern at 2 p.m.
APRIL 2, 2010 SPORTS THE COLONNADE 17

Intramural Notebook
by Caleb Rule, Staff Reporter

Pick a word or phrase: Nice, new, professional, soft, not One effect worth noting is the fact there has been one rain-
flooded. Any of these would apply to the infields on the out all season; last year, teams were often frustrated by one
intramural softball fields at West Campus. night of rain knocking out as many as three days of play due to
The most important adjective, however? poor field conditions.
“They’re really smooth,” junior Cameron Lovett said. “The biggest change has certainly been how the fields have
“Playing infield, there are less bad hops, and so it plays handled the rain so far. In years’ past, we’ve had lakes out
much more consistently.” there, but now they drain properly and the turnaround is much
In the past, those playing infield battled unsteady footing faster,” Russell said.
often clogged with mud and then trying to field ground “There was a night earlier this season where we thought
balls that could bounce at any given instant. Runners stop- we’d have to cancel games because it’d been raining lightly all
ping at second base sometimes dealt with an impromptu day, but the fields were in pretty good shape, and fortunately
slide, too. we didn’t have to cancel.”
“It’s easier because when wet, the footing is much more A major concern moving forward is keeping the fields at
solid than it was last year, and baserunners don’t have their current standard. Currently, games are played four nights
to worry about sliding as much because the dirt is much a week, for five hours a night. In addition, the fields are rented
softer,” junior Aaron Nobles said. to Walter B. Park Little League teams for practice two hours a
Intramural program assistant Chris Russell has heard day from 5-7 p.m. during weekdays.
nothing but positives regarding the play so far. That adds up to over 160 hours of use each field will see
“There’s been no negative remarks this year, which is during the six-week intramural softball season.
a stark contrast to previous years,” he said. “There’s a lot “We’ll need to continue bringing in fresh dirt to maintain the
less rocks on the infield, and the bases are also sitting fairly standard the infields are at right now,” Russell said.
level, which only improves the safety for everyone.” For now, however, players are reveling in the upgraded
infields.
“It used to be ... like clay out there,” sophomore Kristin
Cotton said. “Now you won’t get stuck chasing after a ground
ball.”

Layout by Rebecca Burns

Softball drops doubleheader


to cap off rough stretch
BY SCOTTY THOMPSON get the win. Sabrina Chandler led GCSU at
SENIOR REPORTER the plate, going 2-3.
On March 19, the Bobcats suffered a
The GCSU softball team has experienced doubleheader loss at No. 16 Wingate. The
some more struggles over the past couple Bulldogs scored six runs off Burnett in
of weeks. The latest setback came as it the first two innings to cruise to a 9-1 win.
dropped a doubleheader this past Wednes- Sophomore Jessica Solomon had a sacrifice
day against Columbus State. In the opener, fly to score Parker, accounting for GCSU’s
the Bobcats fell 9-5, and in the second game lone run in the game. After giving up four
they dropped a 10-6 decision. runs in the opening inning of the second
Monday, the Bobcats faced their highest- game, the Bobcats held Wingate in check,
ranked opponent this season in No. 10 Au- but their rally fell short in a 4-2 defeat.
gusta State, and dropped a pair of games. Smith and junior Brandie Monroe had RBI
Senior second baseman Kayla Smith’s singles to pace the Bobcats’ offensive ef-
homerun in Game 1 was the lone run of the fort. Sophomore righty Caitlin Duvall took
day in a 5-1 loss. Senior centerfielder Al- the loss for GCSU.
lison Schwimer added two hits in the loss. The misfortune continued for the Bob-
Freshman Kristi Rodriguez took the loss cats on March 21, as they dropped another
for the Bobcats. A seven-run fourth for the doubleheader at Francis Marion. Trailing
Jaguars in game two blew it open and set up 2-1 in the top of the sixth in Game 1, the
a 10-0 victory. Sophomore Haley Burnett Bobcats took the lead when a two-run sin-
took the loss for the Bobcats. gle by Jean-Francais brought in freshman
On March 16, the Bobcats split a double- pinch runner Melanie Goolsby and Parker
header at Lander, dropping the first game to make it a 3-2 game. The Patriots regained
6-1, before rebounding to take the second the lead in the bottom half of the inning on
game, 4-2. Burnett provided the Bobcats a bases-loaded, three-run triple by Chelle DRAKE SIMONS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
with their only run of the game with a solo Phillips to make it a 5-3 game and earn the Senior Francisco Bide stares intently at the green as he reads a putt during the Bearcat
homer in the second. She also took the loss victory. Burnett pitched a complete game Golf Classic this past Tuesday. Bide once again finished first for the Bobcats, and third
on the mound, pitching six innings and al- for the Bobcats, allowing four earned runs overall.
lowing two earned runs, while striking and taking the loss. The lone highlight for
out five. In the second game, the Bobcats the Bobcats in their 9-1 loss in the second
scored four runs in the top of the first and game came on a solo homer by Smith in the Golf The Bobcats begin playing in the
Peach Belt Conference Champion-
made that stick in their 4-2 victory. Smith’s fourth. The Patriots used a six-run explo- Continued from page 15...
ship, hosted by Columbus State, April
RBI double plated freshman third base- sion in the fifth to bring an early end to the 12-13.
man Kelsea Martin. After a single by junior contest. “Everybody’s got their own
catcher Anna Parker scored Smith, junior GCSU (11-28 overall, 3-11 in PBC play) Bringing up the rear for the GCSU strengths and weaknesses and we just
Belourse Jean-Francais belted a two-run snapped their losing streak on March 24 and finishing just shy of the top 20 try to improve on our weaknesses,”
shot to give the Bobcats a 4-0 lead. Burnett with a 7-3 win over USC Aiken in game was Joe Young, who shot a 72 on the Wilson said. “We’re trying to remain
entered in relief and tossed seven shutout one of a doubleheader. Schwimer led the first round, a 73 for the second round on an even keel, with not too many
innings, while only allowing three hits to way, going 4-4 with four runs, a double and and closing out with a 71, giving him highs, not too many lows, and if we
an RBI in the vic- a total score of 216 and placing him can get to that point we’re going to be
tory. Burnett added a 22nd overall. just fine.”
pair of hits with three
RBI. Burnett got the
win in relief, going Fishing
three and two-thirds Continued from page 15...
of an inning, allowing
just one unearned run
and three hits. The The fishing team has been look-
second game proved ing to attract new members and
to be unlucky for the gather support for the team. They
Bobcats, as they lost receive funding from the university
13-4. Burnett added and some of the members adorn their
two more hits and a vehicles with large magnets with the
home run in the los- GCSU Fishing Team logo. The add-
ing effort. Rodriguez ed awareness has lead new students
took the loss on the to join the team.
mound for the Bob- “I have fished all of my life so
cats. when I heard GCSU had a fishing
GCSU returns to team, it helped me decide on going
action this Saturday to GCSU,” Kelly said.
DRAKE SIMONS / SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER
As the day warmed up, supporters
when they host Fla- The Dockery brothers (freshman Matt, left,
of the team arrived to cheer the team
gler in a doublehead- on. Edenfield was glad that the day
and sophomore Mitch, right) bag their fish
er beginning at noon. turned out so well.
for the weigh-in at the Sinclair Showdown
The Bobcats then this past Saturday.
“It was amazing to compete on our
travel to Armstrong lake, and I have to say that we stood
Atlantic on April 7. up to the challenge as a team by tak- awesome people and amazing fisher-
FILE PHOTO First pitch for that ing first, second, and third,” Eden- men, and we stood strong and pro-
Sophomore catcher Anna Parker looks for a hit in a game last month. game is set for 2 p.m. field said. “The guys on this team are tected our home waters well.”