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I can and IWIL By Kaelyn Martin Contributor

Dr. Joyce speaking to Kayla Leed at Hooker falls

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Brevard college master plan By Joshua Cole Staff Writer

Located in the beautiful mountains of WNC; BC is home to hikers, cyclists, runners and many other people enjoying the outdoors. Dr. Joyce believes there’s more the college can do to improve and become a more outdoor friendly campus. Currently BC has infrastructure in place for cars to move all throughout campus, making a trip from the villages to the cafeteria an easy, but unnecessary drive; BC plans to redraw the way we move throughout campus, the new plans that will be put in place aim to reduce mobility by car, and increase mobility for pedestrians and cyclists through multi-use paths spread through BC. Dr. Joyce would eventually like to encourage more cycling around campus, similar to what he did at Ripon College in Wisconsin. Ripon College partnered with Trek Bicycles to offer students a

choice: a parking pass at a set amount or a free mountain bike, bike helmet, light and bike lock. Brevard, for those that are not aware, is a mountain bike mecca; known throughout the US as one of the best spots in the country. Brevard already has a greenway in place that starts across the street from Ingles that ends in Pisgah Forest, meaning a trip to the woods and biking or hiking trails is only 15 minutes away by bicycle from school. Under BC’s plans, this greenway would be extended right into campus. This plan not only changes the way roads and footpaths are used, but also increases the amount of residential housing on campus to eventually house the 1000 students BC is hoping to welcome in the future. BC will have an access point off of Neely Rd. for both motorists and cyclists making it easier to get to and from school.

On a rainy March afternoon, I stumbled upon the school that would soon become a second home to, a comforting feeling that can be largely attributed to a program called Institution for Women in Leadership or IWIL. That being said, some of the students here at BC are unaware what IWIL is truly about. Nevertheless, before I explain what it truly means to be an IWIL woman I must clear up one myth of this program; it is not a sorority! While it might seem like a sorority to those unfamiliar to the IWIL program, the program goes way beyond just rooming in South Village. The first aspect of IWIL I would like to explain is that while sororities like to establish “girl power”, IWIL’s goal is to empower women through leadership, “…by providing leadership opportunities with teaching and mentoring so that woman can be more confident in their leadership abilities.” (IWIL Coordinator Dee Dasburg) The IWIL program is also a service community, meaning that IWIL’s goal in leadership is to serve the community with open arms. There are two important service projects that NIWIL (new IWIL women) attend. The first being a weekend trip to the city of Atlanta, where service meets culture. The second trip is in Western North Carolina, NIWILs will be collaborating with Hinton Rural Life Center for a great service opportunity. Although the second year of IWIL does not have a service-learning trip, the RIWIL (returning IWIL women) will take part in coordinating a community event in which they raise awareness for a cause of their choice. These RIWILs get to try their hand at planning community events such as fundraisers. Once a woman has completed two successful years of IWIL, she is now considered an IWIL Alumni. “Through the IWIL program I did not just find my voice as a student leader, but I learned to apply it. IWIL helped me to lay the foundation for being President of BC Serves and we all worked hard to win Club of the Year last year. It helped me apply 'IWIL' on Page 8

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Students ‘sit-in’ against fossil fuels Protesters oppose the college’s investments in oil and gas industries

response to Monday’s protest. granted, we’ve laid the groundwork for future Nearly 50 Brevard College students and faculty “I am pretty positive we’ve made an impact,” campaigning and have set an awesome example gathered Monday in the J. A. Jones Library to Northam said. “If we aren’t able to get our request for other colleges and universities.” protest the college’s investment in fossil fuels. The BC sit-in was part of a larger, student-driven movement that is taking place at colleges and universities across the country. Among those taking note of the BC protest were WLOS-TV news cameras and the Transylvania Times. “We caught the attention of multiple news media, as well as the attention of the students, staff, faculty and even President Joyce and Don Moore, Chairman of the Board of Trustees,” said senior Rory Northam, who helped to organize the movement was interviewed about the protest in a segment broadcast on WLOS. “Both Dr. Joyce and Mr. Moore arrived, in person, to receive the petitions containing close to 320 or so signatures.” Joyce asked Northam and Emily Crowley, the sit-in’s chief organizer, to present the petitions to the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee during their meeting Thursday, Northam said. Northam is pleased so far with the Brevard College sit-in students watch as geology professor Jim Reynolds and BC Greens co-president Emily Crowley meet with President Joyce and Don Moore, chair of the Brevard College Board of Trustees.

BC students attend fracking conference By MacKenzie Samotis Staff Writer

At 5p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, Emily Crowley, one of BC’s Environmental Studies majors, attended the NC Fracking Conference at WCU in hopes to learn more about the process of fracking coming to the mountains. Emily entered the conference with an open mind and all ears. A general definition of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is “a method of collecting natural gas from bedrock,” says Crowley. The natural gas is captured after a pipe lined with cement and steel panels is drilled into the ground at a ninety degree angle, and a mixture of water and other unknown chemicals is injected at a high velocity allowing the bedrock to crack and release the natural gas. Crowley describes it as “virtually

exploding the rock,” but using methods other than the typical explosives. One of the problems with fracking is the lack of regulations and rules required of the companies. As an example brought up at the conference, it is “not required for the chemicals that are being used to be listed or known,” which allows the companies to get away with “contaminating groundwater, aquifers, and wells.” Overall fracking is not a controlled method and the process of dumping the waste water into nearby streams and in ditches is going unnoticed. The conferenced served as a way for “the public to interact and put in their word” regarding the issue of fracking in the Appalachian Mountains, according to Crowley. She highlighted that the locals were “well informed and not just calling the representatives stupid,” but instead voicing their opinions through facts and their ties to the land. Overall, the townspeople are concerned with

conserving the natural beauty of the land, which helps build the economy, and the issues regarding clean water. Crowley states, that “out of the estimated thirty people that spoke, all of them were against the idea.” Ultimately, if fracking is going to occur in the mountains then rules and regulations are required in order to obtain the safety of the fresh water in the area. Crowley voices her opinion on the issue by stating that “natural gas is a good substitute,” opposed to fossil fuels, “but there is yet to be a safe way of collecting it.” It is altogether a “band aid for the real problem.” “Movements and change start with our generation; the college students. History proves that,” says Crowley. In order to resolve the issue regarding fracking, or any issue for that matter, the people have to be informed and educated. If you don’t understand the problem, how is going to be fixed?

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Student Profile:

Joshua Runkles, Renaissance man By Jule Hermann Staff Writer

Most of the students know him from the book store, others may have seen him working on the newest play in Dunham, or at the Porter Centre. Josh Runkles is definitely someone you recognize and keep in your mind, not only for his is many tattoos and piercings, but also because of the friendly smile you get from him when you walk into the book store. However, what you may not know, is that these are not the only things he does for BC, Josh is involved in various campus activities and organizations, including CAB and Social Code Review Board. After he transferred from Hiram College in Ohio, where he had been a psychology major with an emphasis in neuroscience, he decided to go into a completely other direction by studying theatre here at BC, where he is going to get his degree at graduation in May. When he transferred, Josh made the decision that he wanted to be involved in college, since he never went to any events at his former school. As we all know, BC is a great place for people who want to participate in various activities and events, so when Josh joined the college he immediately had a lot of opportunities. And he did a great job of going after his goal. He got involved with CAB, of which he became a manager in his second year. Shortly after, he started to go to SGA meetings, joined the history club and also participated in the Phonathon, which he will be doing again this year. He also became a part of SCRB as a member and has now been the head of it for almost two years. He took the role of the stage manager for the finance gala, is currently doing work study for campus life, and has been a part of welcome week twice, and of course, he works in the bookstore. All in all, he says, he really just enjoys helping students. However, not everything in his life is centered around school, although it felt like that sometimes, as he says. When he is not playing video games like "League of Legends" or "Borderlands", he likes to play guitar and ukulele, something he taught himself over the years. All in all he seems to be an allover artistic talent since according to his girlfriend Rachel, he can pick up any instrument and learn how to make it sound good in a very short amount of time. His next target has already been chosen; the Mountain Dulcimer. By working for a dog training facility, he also picked up his love for animals and got himself two dogs. One of them, he tells me, was a Christmas present for Rachel. "If you spend five minutes talking to him on an intellectual level, he'll be the most inspirational person you'll ever meet. [...] He doesn't see it, but other people do", she says about Josh. The pair met while working in their hometown Nashville, Tennessee and have been together for six years. It was Rachel who encouraged Josh to come here, since she had just decided to go to Brevard. But that was not the only reason why Josh transferred, in fact, the whole story starts way earlier, when he was still living with his mother in TN. The two had what he says was an "up and down relationship" and they came to a point where both of them weren't very happy. "I said to her that I don't want this to be us, that I want us to figure this out", he recalls. So, after joining a free intensive two-week crisis shelter, Josh got involved with various programs that helped students with their education. He became a representative for national schools, before getting involved with a company called College Connection, a program that helps high school students to find colleges. According to Josh, the main goal in the process is to first find the school someone wants to go to and is happy with, then figure out if he or she can afford it and not the other way around. That is how he got into college as well. After applying for multiple schools, including BC, and getting into all of them, Josh chose Hiram College, where he fell into what he calls the "fresh-

man trap", which involved always hanging out with friends but never doing homework. Then, in 2011, his mother passed away. The sudden death gave Josh a moment of clarity and he realized that he wasn't happy with what he was doing at the time. "I wanted top forty elite school, and that's what I got.", he says. Well, sometimes we need to try things to figure out that it's not really what we want to do. When he decided that he wanted to go into theatre, Josh first tried to change his major at Hiram, only to be told that he could not do theatre because of the way he looked. "I remember calling Rachel and saying "That's not the kind of people I want to be involved with,” he says. BC was more affordable, closer to home, and had a very good theatre program to offer. Josh says that "It seemed to be a place that wasn't just about academics, but student experience, and building interpersonal relationships with students and faculty." He was looking for a school that was going to let him grow. When he got here however, his plans were again challenged not even a year later when the entire faculty for theater studies left the college. At first, Josh thought he had to leave again, but then Brandon Smith became the new Coordinator of Theatre Studies Major and changed the program positively. "It's different, it's more... theatre, I guess", Josh says with a laugh. Peter Savage (Actor Training), Andrea Boccanfuso (Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre) and Ida Bostian (Costume Design) also joined the faculty soon after. In fact, Professor Bostian and Josh knew met each other before he even went to college; when he had his first experience with theatre at the National Shakespeare Festival working as a volunteer taking donations. Josh's passion about theatre is obvious when you hear him talk about his work here at BC. The first play he worked, being a wardrobe assistant and prop builder, was a comedy called "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Last year, BC entered the American College Theatre Festival with "Elephants Graveyard". For his work as the stage manager, a task he had never done before, Josh won a national award. See 'Renaissance man' on page 8

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‘Class Worrier’

Robert Reich is concerned for [some of] America’s political commentary that he posts on his blog. I economic future By Sam Blakley Managing Editor

Every once and a while I manage to get really excited for one of the events here on campus. Don’t get me wrong CAB and all of the clubs do a great job at hosting quite a few good shows, but very few of these really get my heart pumping the way it did when I heard that Robert Reich, acclaimed political economist, was going to be speaking in our Porter Center. Perhaps it is an issue of priorities how excited I was, but I spent a solid week and a half getting ready. I researched. I read the regular stream of

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watched his documentary “Inequality for All,” on Netflix, which actually contained much of what he would talk about Thursday evening. Reich’s soapbox seems to be the major financial gap between socioeconomic classes. As a professor of public policy this makes sense because, as such, he focuses on numbers and what decisions will bring the strongest return. This should sound familiar to all of the business majors. So to take the political sounding words out of it, his point is the rich are really rich, the poor are really poor and there aren’t many people in between and this is bad. Of course, there are all kinds of powerful statistics such as “only 4 percent of the population

By Ce’Ara Cannon Staff Writer

In the not so distant country of Costa Rica, most would immediately think about blue watered beaches and mojitos, but more lies below the surface With a high torrent of tourist coming through Costa Rica, sexual tourism is at a constant rise. If you’re unclear on what sexual tourism is, it’s the act of traveling with the intention to pay for sexual relations. Unfortunately, this type of exchange normally happens with children and adolescents. Unlike most countries, prostitution is legal Costa Rica, but here is the catch, you can’t promote or solicit participants. Yes, you read that contradictory statement right. Basically, a prostitute without clients is legal. Now you’re asking, “but where’s the money in that?” Most places that contain prostitutes advertise their business as something else in order to skate pass the law. When most people think of the word prostitute, they automatically think a woman, but that is not the case in this country. Transgender prostitutes are very common and seldom inform their clients. Many problems have risen from the “false advertisement” as some say clients would say. The majority of the prostitutes in Costa Rica are undocumented because they’re mostly from Nicaragua, Columbia, Eastern Europe, and the Dominican Republic. In most cases these men and women are promised a job but when they arrive to the country they are put into sexual slavery.

Netflix review: ‘Punch Drunk Love’

By Michael Heiskell Staff Writer

Strange, stressful, and experimental, “Punch Drunk Love” is a wonderful look at the lengths that people will go when they are pushed over the edge. “Punch Drunk Love” tells the tense tale of socially awkward Barry Egan (Adam Sandler), who is struggling with his small business. Taken to bouts of loneliness and depression, not to men-

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will break from the class they were born into,” and beautiful, inspirational potential quotes scattered throughout his two hours of speaking, but there was something missing. And here was where my excitement faded. Reich spoke in a perfect place. Transylvania County is riddled with examples of very rich and very poor, and, despite the various reasons or causes, this makes for a perfect setting for such a talk. Who then showed up to listen to him speak? Well we can go ahead and eliminate anyone who couldn’t pay the $20 fee for a ticket, or those who couldn’t get an entire Thursday evening off. Who is left? The retired Baby Boomers, his target audience, which was made fairly clear by all of the “who remembers a time when…” questions, and a few scattered students who probably, as I did, received a free ticket. The problem here is simple. If one is to exact change, whether it be from beautifully tailored speech or from small revolutions like the divestSee ‘Reich’ on page 8

tion the constant stress of his sisters harassing him to get a girlfriend, Barry’s life is going down the drain. Reaching bottom and being desperately lonely, Barry calls a phone sex line one late night. However, the owner (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) assumes that Barry is the type that can be pushed around and begins to extort and blackmail him for large sums of money. Nevertheless, the precipice is reached when they start to threaten and endanger Lena Leonard (Emily Watson), the one thing Barry cares about. Director and writer, Paul Thomas Anderson, does a wonderful job of dialing up the stress in this movie. Everything was carefully planned and laid out to cause to the audience to feel the same level of anxiety that Barry is feeling throughout the movie. There are shots and ideas in this film that I have never seen in a film before or any time since. “Punch Drunk Love is truly a strange experience, and yet so visual and decadent in its presence and style. “Punch Drunk Love” is also a classic example of how comedic actors can do drama. Personally, I don’t enjoy Adam Sandler as a comedian. If there was ever an Adam Sandler movie coming out I went out of my way not to see it. But what makes this movie different, is that Adam Sandler isn’t going for his usual gags. He, along with every other actor in this film, does a fantastic job creating drama with dark humor. Complimenting Adam Sandler is very hard for me to do but in this role he really shows what he is capable of doing in the hands of a great director and writer. “Punch Drunk Love” is, admittedly, not for everyone. Strange and sometimes off putting, this movie is loved by few and confuses many. Nonetheless, those that seem to enjoy it seem to absolutely love it, myself included. “Punch Drunk Love” is one of my all-time favorite films and I would give it four and a half out of five stars.

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Movie Review:

‘The Drop’: James Gandolfini’s last great work By Michael Heiskell Staff Writer

Bringing familiar themes of Brooklyn based mobs and quiet heroes; “The Drop” is a win thanks to its solid script and excellent acting. Based on the short story “Animal Rescue” by Dennis Lehane, “The Drop” is the story of a bar in Brooklyn that is being used as a dropping point for money laundered by various gangs around the city. Bar tender Bob (Tom Hardy) and the bar

owner (James Gandolfini) are told to just simply do their jobs and ignore the money coming in and out of their bar. But danger is always present when your bar is the drop zone. At first glance, “The Drop” is like any other Brooklyn based mobster film. It follows the formula pretty precisely, and one could easily make a comparison to Ben Affleck’s 2010 hit “The Town”. But what separates this film from a lot of these others is the upper echelon acting jobs. Tom Hardy is absolutely fantastic as the quiet,

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unreadable barkeep. Known for his versatility in movies such as “Bronson”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, and “Warrior”, Tom Hardy gives another winning performance that ranks among his best. “The Drop” was James Gandolfini’s last film appearance before his death in 2013. With a postponed release, audiences are now able to see the late great put up another resonating performance. Playing ‘Cousin Marv’, Gandolfini embodies the image of a threatening yet vulnerable bar owner. Marv used to feel important and powerful in his city, but since his bar has become the drop for people that make him feel small, he has been looking for a way out. Gandolfini does a wonderful job portraying these emotions. Even though his performance was fantastic, it saddens me to think that this is the last film of his I will see. Dennis Lehane wrote a solid script based off his own short story. While not overly ambitious or grand, the script for “The Drop” says and does just enough to convince the audience of place. One of the worst things a film script can do is try too hard and over reach, pretending to be something it is not. Not every movie needs grand ideas or mind blowing revelations. Small ideas and simple characters aren’t actually a flaw. Dennis Lehane understood what this script needed to say and feel like, and wrote it superbly. “The Drop” is a very excellent film featuring two of the best performances of the year, and another sad reminder of how much we will miss James Gandolfini and his contributions to the film industry. “The Drop” gets four out of five stars from me and is highly recommended.

Scottish independence By Therman Elkins Contributor

The country of Scotland had a big decision to make over these past couple of days. A decision that if approved would be the biggest change in the UK since Scotland joined in 1707. That decision was whether or not to become an independent country. The UK consists of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, of these four Scotland has a population of 5.3 million in comparison to the 64.1 million that the UK has in total. If they were to succeed the UK would lose a third of its territory and 8% of its population It would be as if Texas were attempting to succeed from the US Now as this vote was drawing closer and closer to the official voting day the separation between those who wanted the separation and those who

didn’t was drawing thin, according to the USA Today’s poll on Sept. 10, the split was 53% No and 47% Yes. Those in favor of the split preferred the idea of having a country with control over its own taxes, energy, and defense. Those not in favor found problems with the lack of support Scotland would get. Being a part of the UK means Scotland is also a part of the EU and NATO. Many also saw that jobs could be at stake as well. Obama chimed in about the vote saying “We Obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies that we will ever have remains strong, robust, united and an effective partner.” With pros and cons stacked high on either side, and many politicians voicing opinions, the vote was rapidly approaching. On Sept. 18, the Scottish independence referendum was being voted on by the public, and with

the final tally the vote came to 55.3% voting No and 44.7% voting Yes. Also with the completion of the vote came the idea that North Ireland may be next up to make a vote on independence. That being said there are still perks to be had for Scotland remaining within the UK As promised by the three major countries, Scotland will be receiving more power utilization within its country. With all of this succession talk, students at BC are asked whether or not this seems important. With the majority of students being from this nation, most didn’t even know that a vote of this nature was going on. Even less knew that we actually have three Scottish students attending this school. But we should be reminded that no matter where we are, we as a community have the ability to make a large difference in our country.

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Defense fumbles, but BC is in for the long haul By Sam Marlow Sports Editor

Grober - leading BC in all time tackles

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BC offense put in another solid performance this past Saturday, but the defense struggled and BC fell to Carson-Newman 55-42 in their home opener. The Tornado defense allowed 496 yards and dropped more than 50 points for the second week in a row. Lack of tackling in the open field and missed opportunities allowed the Eagles to keep drives alive and the Tornado ball control offense off the field. However, football is a team sport and the loss cannot be blamed on the defense alone. Special Teams gave up several offside penalties and a 100 yard touchdown on the opening kickoff. The offense turned the ball over twice, with an interception and a lost fumble. Correcting any one of these mistakes could have led to a tighter game or even a BC victory. At times the defense showed signs of life. Modzelle Atkins had a career day: 11 tackles, 2 for a loss, and 2 forced fumbles. Michael Gruber, now BC’s all time tackle leader, intercepted a CarsonNewman pass late in the second half giving the Tornados a much needed emotional lift, and a bit of hope. In contrast, the offensive production has been outstanding and BC sits atop NCAA DII in rushing offense with nearly 1,100 yards on the ground. Kelvin Jeeter led the team in rushing against Carson-Newman with 162 rushing yards including a 59 yard touchdown scamper. Jordan Ollis continues to bruise his way through defenses and has gained 406 yards resulting 5 touchdowns so far this season. Tanner Wright threw Brevard’s first touchdown of the season to Zac Queen on a 34 yard strike, showing signs of a passing game. The task will get no easier next week as BC travels to North Greenville University to take on the Crusaders in a non-conference match up. NGU runs a spread style offense and averages over 35 points a game. BC will have to play mistake free to stay in the game. NGU defeated Tusculum last Saturday 38-35 and will be a good judge for what we can expect to see from the remaining conference opponents.

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BC volleyball team huddling prior to team home opener

Record performances lead to VB victory By Savannah Cox Staff Writer

The Tornado Volleyball Team wrapped up nonconference play with a stellar 6-1 record. At the Cougar Classic, the Tornados bounced back from their first loss with two sweeps over Pfeiffer and Georgia College. Erin Barr and Whitney DeMoss led the team, as they both had standout performances in the BC wins. Preceding the tournament, both Barr and DeMoss were named to the All-Cougar Invitational Team. The team consisted of 12 athletes that were voted to the team by the various coaches at the tournament. DeMoss finished the weekend with 30 kills and Barr tallied 84 assists. Following a strong weekend performance, the Tornados opened conference play in the first game of the season against Anderson University. The team fell in 3 straight sets despite Barr’s second double-double of the season and strong blocking by Savannah Cox and Fatima Gharachorloo. The Tornados then faced nationally ranked Wingate University Friday night. They fell in 3 tough battled sets with scores of, 25-19, 25-16, and 25-20. Aleksandra Vrvillo led all players with 16 digs. Freshman, Rachel Ruble, provided the ma-

jority of the Tornado offense with 9 kills. Despite Vrvillo’s solid defense and Ruble’s errorless game, the Tornados were still not able to break Wingate’s 39 game winning streak in the conference. Saturday, the Tornados came back with a little bit of fire and were ready to prove themselves in the conference. Ruble’s near record breaking game helped the Tornados reach their first SAC win of the season. Ruble posted 20 kills, and a hitting percentage of .654. Ruble’s hitting percentage was the second highest in BC history. Ruble was

able to reach these statistics thanks to the strong defensive play by Vrvillo and Maggie Weiss, who both reach double figures in digs. Barr also posted her new career high of 41 assists. The Tornados have won seven of their first ten games, already equalizing the total number of wins BC had in their 2013 season. The Tornados will be back in action this week with three home games against Newberry, Carson Newman, and Lincoln Memorial. They are looking to win their first back-to-back conference games since 2009.

Tornados Scoreboard Football

Women’s Soccer

Carson-Newman 55, BC 42 Sept. 20

North Greenville 0, BC 1 Sept. 17 BC 0, Queens 3 Sept. 20

Volleyball BC 0, Wingate 3 Sept. 19 BC 3, Coker 0 Sept. 20 Newberry 0, BC 3 Sept. 23

Men’s Soccer BC 0, Queens 5 Sept. 19 BC 0, Winthrop 5 Sept. 21 BC wins are bolded

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Commuters soon to be welcome in caf By Jesse Sheldon Staff Writer

One of the biggest complaints heard so far this year, is that students are upset at the fact that they can’t just hang out in the cafeteria. The Pioneer Food Company was simply enforcing rules that have long since been in place. However, when students began voicing dissent in the hallways, I decided to take matters in to my own hands. I started asking students what was wrong with the cafeteria being open only to the those who planned and paid to eat. The consensus was that, since commuters only get 5 meals a week on their plans, and students that did not have meal plans had to pay to enter when they didn’t always want, need, or plan to eat, it was generally felt that the commuter students and those without meal plans were cut out of a rich opportunity to socialize and study. This seems especially true when lots of on-campus residents go to the cafeteria to study because it has snacks, drinks, and wifi. Many people decide to meet in the cafeteria to do study projects and group homework, unwittingly cutting out those students who commute or don’t have meal plans. After meeting with a few homework groups myself and running into disaster when

I did not have the funds to enter the cafe, I had to figure something out. So I made an appointment to talk to to manager of the cafeteria and Pioneer’s on campus representative Jonathan Craven. Craven was apprehensive at first, expecting yet another complaint, but I came to him with a plan, or at least some ideas. Firstly, wristbands, if wristbands are enough to tell bartenders and bouncers that certain people are not allowed to order certain beverages, then why not use them to separate not eaters from eaters? Craven liked the idea; as well as a few others. We set up a meeting with Debbie D’Anna, discussed the logistics, and decided to implement it in a trial run. So, starting Oct. 1, gather your friends who have yet to sit in the cafe and who have yet to see the distinguished remodel, and study your hearts out in the spacious air conditioned and wifi enabled study lounge now available to all students; regardless of their meal options. Be aware, that students who promise not to eat, get a wristband, and are caught stealing food will be charged the amount of the meal to their student accounts, and may be asked to leave and be fined as well.

His plans after graduation have not been set yet, mainly because there are so many possibilities for him. He is thinking about going into theatre management or production management, since it is more the art of administration he enjoys and is interested in. Another possibility would be to look into student development, where one of his dreams would be to open his own non-profit student center. Given his involvement at BC in both of these

areas and his personality, whatever path Josh may choose will be walked by him with passion, commitment, and skill. The whole point for him is that by embracing the spirit of BC in terms of taking, applying,, and using the abilities and skills he has got from theatre and student involvement helped to develop himself as a leader inside and outside of the classroom. That is what makes BC a special place to him.

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ment sit-in earlier this week, he or she must make claims to those who don’t already agree with your cause. A movement cannot grow if the same five people, or the same 700 people as the case may be, listening and bobbing their heads. They already know. With all of this in mind, I do not mean for a second to belittle Reich’s cause. As a broke college student and a corporate employee who makes something that only vaguely resembles minimum wage, I am intimately familiar with the struggles of feeling trapped in my dead end job. Reich makes a great point. That point is just lost because of the frame he presented it in. As Reich

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my voice in discussing psychology research at a national conference two years in a row. IWIL was there to support me. It has really impacted my college career in the best way possible,” reflects IWIL Alumni Savannah Calvert. On top of being a successful BC student, Savannah is also part of the IWIL Steering Committee. This committee is in charge of planning events for the IWIL program. While it is great to look at what is in the immediate future there is a certain hope that Dee shares for the future of the program and that is, “that the program will grow and more women find out about it before they get to BC.” The biggest challenge that the IWIL program faces is being well known around campus. What others need to realize is IWIL is so much more than a group of girls who volunteer. IWIL exist to empower women, to inspire women, and most importantly to connect women through leadership opportunities. These qualities and many more are what make IWIL stand out from other clubs or groups here at BC


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himself said, quoting Winston Churchill, “American’s always do the right thing eventually, once they have exhausted all other options.” We can cross this option off now. One step closer now, right?

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