The Clarion, Vol. 82, Issue #16 - Jan. 25, 2017 - Brevard College

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Hypnotist Sailesh came to campus! Article on page 6.

President Joyce signs Civility Pledge

Volume 82, Issue 16 Web Edition

By Jeni Welch Staff writer

Last week, at the Martin Luther King Jr. speech, BC president David Joyce announced his signature on an open letter to the then President-elect, Donald Trump. The open letter says, “We urge you to condemn and work to prevent the harassment, hate and acts of violence that are being perpetrated across our nation….” Joyce opted to not publicize his signature back in November. Joyce said, “It wasn’t whether I agree or disagree with him. It was in my moral compass to sign it.” Joyce did speak with senior staff and the board chair prior to the signing. Joyce found the letter to be of importance. “It was empowering to sign and stand up for the protection of all the students,” said Joyce. “I would have signed the letter regardless of who won the presidency.” With the letter being open for signatures since November 2016, Joyce said, “I am only disappointed that more colleges didn’t sign it.” As of Monday, there were 199 signatures total from the colleges within the United States. Most of the signatures come from private institutions rather than public ones and liberal arts colleges make up the majority of the signers. In North Carolina alone there are 140 schools with less than 10 signed on. Brevard College, Davidson College and Guilford College are among the few listed within the state. President Mariko Silver of Bennington College assisted in organizing the letter. She did stress that it was not intended to organize presidents under a political view but under beliefs that the different colleges and universities were commonly concerned about. There have not been any reports at Brevard College that deal with hate towards a specific race or religion but some students that voted for


Trump have expressed concerns about not feeling comfortable revealing who they voted for. All the people on campus should be working together regardless of which way they voted. “We respect one another and we value how everyone feels,” said Joyce. At this time, Trump, has not responded to the open letter. 60 Minutes interviewed Trump shortly after his inauguration at the end of last

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week and asked about the harassment incidents involving minorities. He responded by saying, “I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, ‘Stop it.’ If it – if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: ‘Stop it.’” The short three paragraph letter signed by President Joyce can be viewed online at https:// along with a link to a list of all current signers.

BC students and faculty join D.C. march

Photo courtesy of Hayleigh Mann

Protesters with a variety of signs representing a number of different causes were present at the march. See ‘Brevard goes to Womens March on Washington’ page 3

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Campus News

ENOpod hammock stands brought to BC By Shannon Summitt Contributor

The Student Government Association at Brevard College, made up of a variety of student leaders, recently took the opinions and desires of their peers to heart and led an effort to bring five ENOpod Hammock Stands to campus. If you’ve ever walked across Brevard College’s campus, chances are, you’ve seen ENO hammocks hanging between the trees by King’s Creek. At a school made up of many outdoor enthusiasts, hammocking is a common pastime. When the weather is nice, finding space on campus to hang out can be a challenge. The student leaders that make up SGA were aware of this challenge when they discussed ways to improve the campus. The association exists to serve as the middle ground between students and administration in both academic and campus affairs. If a club needs funding, they look to SGA to be their voice and support to the administration. If individual students have concerns, SGA is there to listen and represent the students. To get the ENOpod project started, a committee was formed during the Fall Semester, with student Liz Kitchens as its head. Budgets were made and goals listed. The committee even

managed to obtain a 60-percent discount for the equipment, which allowed them to purchase a total of five hammock pods. “I had the opportunity to work with faculty and staff all over campus for this project,” said Kitchens. “Everyone I talked to was excited and helpful. I am proud to attend a college with such a supportive community.” Each pod adds three hanging spots for students with hammocks. Fifteen hammocks were also purchased so that students who do not own their own hammocks would be able to rent them from the school. Campus Life, like SGA, work with students to plan events and projects, helped provide funds when the project went a little over budget. Kitchens’ committee worked with Associate Dean of Students Michael Cohen to order and install the holders before the 2017 spring semester. If students are interested in joining the Student Government Association, it is never too late to join. Students have the opportunity to share ideas, fund projects, start clubs/committees, and voice their opinions. It is a great way to be involved and get connected on campus, giving students a chance to make an impact on their college.

SGA ready for a new year By Florian Peyssonneaux

Staff Writer The Student Government Association met for the first time this year on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 8p.m in MG to look back on last year’s accomplishments, and to discuss the future challenges for the clubs on Campus. In a small college like Brevard, clubs play a particular role, and contribute to the life of the campus which increase the importance of those organizations. With most of the club representatives, presidents, and members of the SGA attending, the meeting was mainly focused on the finances for each club, and the projects that can be made with the money left at the end of the year. The main concerns were for the groups who didn’t do, or are still looking for a service project to realize this semester. Indeed, all the clubs have to participate in at least one service project to be able to receive full financial resources. As a suggestion for a future club service op-

portunity the Pisgah Conservancy, a non-profit organization, sent some representatives to ask if any club would be interested in service projects to protect Pisgah National Forest. It is the responsibility of a club to decide which project their members want to be involved in; however, if a club doesn’t do any service project it can be placed under probation. For a different reason the climbing club left the SGA to become an official sports team. Clubs are always willing to attract new members, so the SGA will soon organize a small club fair in the cafeteria to reach students who don’t necessarily know about all clubs on Campus. It is an opportunity to say “in an informal way that there are clubs that students can join” said Lance Perl, Speaker of the Clubs. Future activities on campus such as Grassical and Earthfest are the next major events that the SGA is going to prepare for the semester.

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Black Student Union interest meeting success By Alex Perri

Staff Writer On Tuesday Jan. 17 students interested in joining a Black Student Union met in MG to discuss social issues, campus events, and current events in a forum aimed at gauging interest for such a club on campus. Shelby (Jersey) Parris is the student behind leading the creation of the Black Student Union at Brevard, and he said the interest meeting was a success. “I was just very happy with the diversity of who showed up,” Parris said. “I was just interested in hearing what others had to say. It was my first time really hearing from other people because I’m usually just around my teammates all the time. And I hear from them all the time, but I don’t really get to have intimate conversations with other people from around campus. It was very fun for me to hear what others had to say and hear other points of view.” Parris noted that, from the beginning, the meeting had a very natural and comfortable vibe. Many conversations were about similar experiences the students have had thus far in their lives as black men and women. When asked his motivation for starting a Black Student Union here at BC, Parris gave a number of reasons. “I am a very pro-black person. I hope people don’t get that confused with that I have a hatred for any other kind of people, but I am very for my people. I wanted to be more proactive, and find ways to uplift people I know” Parris said. Parris also said that when he expressed his interest in starting a Black Student Union at BC to professors and faculty, he received overwhelming support. “I feel like a lot of students on campus don’t realize that they can speak up, and that the faculty actually does listen to us” Parris said. Parris wants the Black Student Union’s role on campus to be to bring more students together and has plans to bring speakers to campus through the Black Student Union to talk about how to get a job or educate about important social issues. Parris also has ideas to host campus activities such as a dance or a fundraiser cookout to bring more entertainment acts to the school. While the Black Student Union does aim to advocate for black students on campus and give them a place to express their voice, Parris is quick to point out that it is not the only objective. “I would love for everybody to come to meetings and for everyone to interact and to be together and just enjoy the company of others.”

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Brevard goes to Womens March on Washington By Christina Bailey Contributor

Imagine that due to your race, ethnicity, religion, gender, class, or sexual orientation, you have felt alone your entire life. Now imagine that you are surrounded by thousands upon thousands of people chanting in solidarity with you to let you know that you are not alone. It was a thunderous storm of love and swirling emotions. It was not just a march; but a movement, a call to action, and a historic moment. It was the Womens March on Washington. Numerous students went in their own pods to the march. I attended with a group consisting mainly of faculty. All together we made the nearly eight hour journey, though thousands traveled much further than us. While most pods who attended had a representation of both genders, our car ride was filled with personal stories and discussions of women’s issues. I felt as though the car was our space to give guidance to one another and release pains of the past. From the second we saw the immense lines just to get metro tickets, we knew that this would be a long journey. Our train was packed to mass capacity with fellow marchers. Even in the claustrophobic conditions, everyone remained courteous, giving up their seats to elders, smiling, and locals gave information to those of us who had traveled. A local informed my group that the D.C. metro system added twelve extra trains just to meet our massive demand. When the doors of each train would open, a flurry of people waving signs and shouting would emerge. Many wore “pussy hats,” which were pink hats with cat ears. We flooded the station to the point that attendants gave up on making anyone swipe their metro card. This then poured onto the streets like a tsunami. It was a discombobulating array of senses. Sleazy salesmen sold merchandise for the event. Religious protestors shouted to us to give up our sinful lifestyles. Signs and costumes of all shapes and sizes overwhelmed my sight. In addition to this, in an unfamiliar city, we had no idea where we were going. We were forced to break into smaller groups as we made our way to the main area. We had no idea where the stage was in the sea of people, but we could hear it thanks to massive screens and speakers. The voices of icons such as Gloria Steinem and Elizabeth Warren filled the air. Musicians serenaded with the full emotion of

the crowd, including Alicia Keys and Janelle Monae. While we were immobile waiting to be released to protest, women began speaking to one another on why they were marching. It was clear that this wasn’t just a protest of the new administration, but more so a validation of existence. The words “respect, integrity, human rights, and unity” kept coming up. The age range and racial diversity was across the spectrum. A little girl asked me for her school project why I was marching. While I knew my answer, I was tongue tied by the sight of the confident little girl in this historic gathering. In hindsight I should have said “I’m marching so that little girls like you will always know that you are powerful and can change the world.” While this was incredible to hear such men and women of power speaking and meeting women from across the globe, we were desperate to move. After over an hour of standing with barely any breathing room, we were all becoming frustrated. There was no cellphone reception, but the message finally went through the group that we were so massive that we had filled the entire path that we had intended to march. The crowd then divided, truly taking over the streets of Washington. With signs waving we chanted with passion for all of the issues each group brought to the table in this show of solidarity. As the people became more easily spread, rumors of our sheer size began to trickle in. One voice said we broke one million, one said 750 thousand. No matter the number, we felt like one family, one voice. Police respectfully gave us space. Not a single arrest was made Saturday. No matter where you stand on the political spectrum or what you think of the protests, this was a historic moment. In cities across the country and across the globe men and women took a stand for equality. Together we were unified in demanding rights for others and love for all. “I marched for so many different things yesterday,” said BC student Molly Riddle. “I marched for women all over the world, for women who couldn't march with me, for the women marching beside me, because my mother taught me to, and I marched for my future daughters and sons. I wanted them to know that I am sorry for what we have done and the destruction we have caused, but that I fought to change it. I mostly marched for love though, because love always wins.”

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Recent scientific research proves 2016 hottest year on record

By Asa Gray Staff writer

Each and every day, climate change and its dangerous impacts are being felt around the world. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2016 was the hottest year on record. According to both of these major leaders in science, 2016 was the third year in a row where such an alarming statistic has been raised, as the past three years have either tied or broken a record. The modern recordkeeping of temperatures began back in 1880, where a long-term trend has shown temperatures slowly but surely on the rise. Although it should not be a significant concern that the last few years on Earth have brought record-breaking warmth, what should be taken seriously is the long-term trend of rapidly warming temperatures. The immediate impacts of climate change are already present, such as the melting of glaciers in Antarctica and the dramatic rising of sea levels throughout the world. This activity is of obvious concern, as severe flooding is prevalent in many nations. Abnormally dry and extreme drought conditions have also been plaguing much of the United States recently, causing harmful effects to farming and forcing Americans to be wary of their water use. Experts predict these unreliable weather patterns are only going to become more common, and this could bring about some very serious, even life-threatening, consequences. Greenhouse gas emissions produced in part by manmade activity is only speeding up this process and contributing a greater impact. This includes burning fossil fuels by using excessive amounts of gasoline and electricity throughout the world and clearing millions of acres of land through the process of deforestation. As stated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), “Taken as a whole, the range of published evidence indicates that the net damage costs of climate change are likely to be significant and to increase over time.” This makes sense, as recent statistics have proven this See ‘Hottest year on record’ page 7

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‘8 Days a Week’ gallery opening By Zach Dickerson Staff Writer

On Friday, Jan. 20, the Brevard College Fine Arts Department opened its newest gallery, titled “8 Days a Week”. The show features pieces from Adam Adcock, Joseph Bigley, and Travis Donovan, undergraduates of the Studio Art program at Appalachian State University, where they were taught by the current sculpture instructor at Brevard College, Kyle Lusk. The gallery features sculptural works by the three artists that are both stationary, such as, “Chewed up Leg” by Joseph Bigley and “Empire of Dirt” by Adam Adcock, and moving, such as, the twitching feathers in “Molt” and the levitating beer can that spins around titled, “Lite Beer” both by Travis Donovan. The sculptures are made out of a multitude of different media such as pieces of furniture, articles of clothing, appliances, and even Monopoly game pieces. During the show the three artists were asked what the inspiration for their work was and they each had varying answers. They joked around a little while until finally revealing their true inspirations. Adcock respond first by saying, “Just driving around seeing the way other people live and seeing things on the news. My first piece, “Dreaming,” was based on a house I lived in with it being cramped, having little money, and dreaming about being able to live in a larger house.” “My work is a sort of social commentary,” said Bigley, “I tend to look at the things going

on in my community and I look at my surroundings.” Finally, Donovan revealed his inspiration by saying, “My inspiration comes from conversations with others and those absurd moments in daily life that just make you stop and think, but lately family has been inspiring my recent work.” Many of the pieces in the show are statement pieces. Some include political statements like Adcock’s “Fenced-In Opposition” which references the two opposing political parties within the United States, and Bigley’s “Common

Interest” which plays on the idea of the senators being all talk and only in it for the money. There are even some that play on the socioeconomic status of people in the country, as apparent in Adcock’s “Blue Foundation,” which speaks out about how the rich upper-class build their life and fortune on the work of the lowerclass blue-collared workers. The show is in the Sim’s Art Center’s Spiers Gallery which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the show is free of charge and runs through Feb. 17.

Photo by Zach Dickerson

Neighborly Dis-Course by Adam Adcock

Photo by Zach Dickerson

Feral by Joseph Bigley

Photo by Zach Dickerson

Working Class by Adam Adcock

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‘Firewatch’: A brilliant game that burns bright By Alexis Henley Staff writer

It is the year 1989 and you, as the lead character Henry, have procured the opportunity to run away from your messy life and be a fire lookout in the Wyoming Wilderness for the summer. The only contact you have with the world you’ve left behind is that of Delilah, your supervisor, who you communicate with through a handheld radio. Strange occurrences draw Henry out of his tower and into the woods. As the mystery hangs over both Henry and Delilah, the player is forced to make difficult choices that either build or destroy the only relationship Henry has. “Firewatch” is a single-player, first-person adventure set up in a beautiful stylized forest. You are equipped with only a map, a compass, and a radio to find your way around. While figuring out things such as what way is north and where you need to go is a bit frustrating at times, the relationship that forms between Henry and Delilah is one that keeps you wanting more. The unique dialogue in the game is absolutely outstanding. The natural flow of each conversation creates a gripping story line. There are times that the player might choose a dialogue option before Delilah has finished talking. In other games, there might be a long pause that detracts from the experience. In “Firewatch”; however, the game makers created such intuitive characters that one conversion flows effortlessly to the next. There are some downsides of “Firewatch,” the largest of which is the ending. Without any

spoilers, what happens causes many players to lower their rating of the game due to the ending. It felt very rushed and tied up the mystery in a way that was very much anti-climactic. Another criticism of the game is that there isn’t enough action. Most of the game play is selecting dialogue options along with walking around the area. It is often described as a “walking simulator” which is an appropriate description. This game was fantastic overall. You feel what the characters feel and the art style elevates it tremendously. When the mystery starts to escalate, you feel the paranoia along with the fear. You really feel as if you are out in the woods by yourself and the emotions that run through you are indescribable. If you have a free day and a few hours to kill, play this game and become immersed in its beautiful world. Despite its issues, it really is worth a try. It’s unique, clever, has a gorgeous art style, and overall is a well-made game. “Firewatch” is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox one for $19.99. Although, in my honest opinion, despite the game having incredible dialogue the game isn’t worth almost 20 dollars. Especially since it only takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete if you stretch the experience out. It may be best to wait for a sale event which Steam, the PlayStation store, and the Xbox store offer from time to time. With a reduced price “Firewatch” is definitely a must buy.

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Interested in work study? Jones Library is looking for any students who are interested in a work-study position. There are currently upwards of three positions available. Students in the work-study position would help anyone in the library that needs assistance. Duties include helping students check out materials, keep records organized, perform basic clean up duties, and help fix technology problems in the library. If you get along with people this would be a great job for you! If you would like to apply for this position email Chilly Heinz at william. [email protected]. Anyone who applies will be required to answer three questions about what qualifies him or her to be chosen for the job.

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Sailesh the hypnotist entrances BC crowd

‘Spectral,’ A lot of potential that is never met

By Florian Peyssonneaux

In a pattern that is unfortunately becoming increasingly apparent for Netflix’s film library, “Spectral,” released in December of 2016, shows amazing promise, but ultimately never reaches anything beyond average. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) researcher Mark Clyne (James Badge Dale) is sent by his superiors to the war-torn country of Moldova to utilize his expertise regarding a line of hyperspectral imaging goggles, which have recorded mysterious entities, unstoppable by conventional weapons, attacking United States and local forces. General Orland, the commander of the US garrison located in the region, sends Clyne with his teams to gather information on these anomalies to be better prepared in fighting them. The mystery surrounding this mysterious enemy is truly the only thing that is interesting in this film. This almost ghost-like presence is nigh unstoppable, capable of going through walls, can quickly climb any surface, and kill anyone almost instantly; their humanoid appearance adds to their intrigue as it makes them frighteningly familiar and yet so alien that you aren’t sure what you’re looking at. “Spectral” does a tremendous job at building this enemy up as a legitimate threat and subsequently, it creates a genuine sense of wonder as to whether they can be stopped. The eventual reveal as to their origins thankfully doesn’t ruin their mystique either, which is harder to avoid than one might think. Unfortunately, just about everything else about “Spectral,” from the acting to the overall story and characters, can firmly be classified as unremarkable. James Badge Dale’s character for instance is practically non-existent, and various side characters, Bruce Greenwood’s General Orland aside, all feel as though they have some depth to them waiting to be uncovered, but it just never comes together in a way to allow that to happen. There really is not much else one can say about “Spectral” as it’s competently made and has a solid foundation for a great sci-fi experience, but none of its potential is fully realized. This film feels like a first draft of a film that should’ve had more added to it, but as it is, it’s simply not worth your time.

Staff Writer - Nov. 30.

World renowned hypnotist, Sailesh, came to Brevard College on Thursday Jan. 19, and demonstrated his talent in Ingram Auditorium at 9 p.m. It was the performer's first time in Brevard, but he didn’t fail to entertain and amaze the crowd. This event attracted many students, as Ingram auditorium was almost full of student, laughing from the beginning to the end of the show. “Be ready to be hypnotized,” said Sailesh the hypnotist at the start of his show, “you’re gonna do a lot of stupid things.” Once hypnotized, students were like muppets who couldn’t resist anything that Sailesh ask them to do. “I was 100% conscious, and I remember everything. You feel normal during the show, but you are just very open to suggestions” said Sydney Shaw, one of several students hypnotized on the evening. The hypnotist placed 21 chairs on stage for volunteers to come and take part in his show. Almost immediately, students rushed on to the stage, some of whom were very excited, while others were sceptical about this subconscious experience. In the beginning, Sailesh asked the participants to close their eyes and relax. He then invited people in the audience to follow his instructions if they wanted to participate in the hypnotic experience as well. After a few minutes, the participants were meditating, and fell into a relaxed state, while listening to the instructions of the hypnotist. As he touched the students, or made other triggering sounds, such as snapping his fingers, many people fell asleep. Some students however, were not receptive to the hypnosis, and were asked to leave the stage. Meanwhile, five students in the audience had fallen immediately to sleep, and were subsequently invited to come on stage under the control of the hypnotist. When a student started to wake up because of the noise of the crowd, and was in a state of relative consciousness, Sailesh asked them, “How are you doing? Everything fine?” to which the student would answer “Yes,” but as

soon as the hypnotist said “sleep” the student was gone and fast asleep again. Once Sailesh found the candidates who were the most receptive to hypnosis, he started to put them in hilarious situations such as a winter blizzard, a spaceship landing on Mars, or even an alien meeting. Ingram was filled with audience laughter, as several students began to take videos of their friends on stage. For a couple of minutes, the participants of the hypnotist show believed they were super heroes with very unusual powers such as PissMan, the man who could “piss on fire,” TittiesMan who “feed African babies,” or BeerMan “like a redneck Jesus” whose power is to change everything he touches to beer. The students who volunteered and didn’t believe that hypnosis would work on them were stunned by the results. Sydney Shaw said, “No, at first I didn't believe that it would work. Before the show, the hypnotist even heard me say that I didn't think it was real before we started and he called me out for it when the show began.” The participants also had the chance to do a speed dating exercise but as the opposite sex. Some students were so involved in this exercise that they were taking the microphone from Sailesh, and started to make their own declarations. Passing a job interview in stressful conditions and swearing all the time, being part of a Russian ballet, transforming your belt into a snake, making you feel like your body is made of rubber, or giving a lapdance to a complete stranger were also some of the things that students were made to do while in the suggestible state. Finally, after an hour and 45 minutes under the control of Sailesh, the 11 participants were freed from the power of the hypnotist, and when they realised that they were conscious of their actions during all that time they were laughing, and a bit embarrassed. The Campus Activity Board (CAB) has organized a hypnotism show for many years now, and the first major event of the year is always a success. Hypnotists such as Chris Jones from last year, or Sailesh this year are always well received by the BC student population.

By Jordon Morgan Staff writer

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Tornados drop SAC Tennis court contest to Bears vandalised By Bryant Baucom Staff Writer

The Brevard College men’s basketball team (2-16, 0-12 SAC) fell short on Saturday 75-70, in an effort against the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears (9-8, 8-4 SAC). In the contest, guard Stevie Williams recorded his ninth consecutive double digit performance as he tallied 24 points and seven rebounds. Stevie Williams added in the first six points for the Tornados as he sank two shots from behind the arc. The Tornados started off strong as they ran out to a 24-8 lead midway through the first half. The Bears would bounce back with 10 minutes to go in the half and cut the Brevard lead to three points at halftime as the Tornados led 38-35. The second half for the Tornados started off similar to the first as they added in a three pointer from DJ Bostick and guards Stevie Williams and Shelby Parris each added in a free throw to extend the lead to 8. Just like the first half, Lenoir-Rhyne countered the Tornado attack and brought the game to a 50-50 tie with a little over 12 minutes remaining in the second half. As the Bears seemed to gain an edge the Tornados rallied back with five minutes to play, using a three pointer from JaMarquis Johnson

to tie the game at 66 that capped off a 9-1 run. Guard Shelby Parris knocked down a jumper with a minute remaining to bring the LenoirRhyne lead to just one at 71-70. That would be the closest the Tornados would get however. In the end, the Lenoir-Rhyne offense proved to be too much. The Bears knocked down two free throws down the stretch and used a two pointer to put the game out of reach. Offensively, Stevie Williams was the workhorse for the Tornados as he scored 14 of his 24 points in the first half to give Brevard the hot start. Williams is currently the fourth leading scorer in the SAC and seventh all-time in Brevard history in points with 673. For the Tornados, Shelby Parris added in 16 points of his own while Omar El Diraoui tallied 10 points and six rebounds. Darrion Evans led the Bears offense as he tallied 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting from behind the arc. Reed Lucas added in 14 points of his own to go along with five rebounds while JacQues Chambers and Jarvis Calhoun both scored 11 points. Chambers would control the boards for Lenoir-Rhyne as he hauled in 10 rebounds. Brevard will begin their conference road trip on Wednesday as they travel to the Volunteer State to take on the Pioneers of Tusculum at 8pm.

By Amanda Heskett

Staff writer Recently, the student body was notified of vandalism to the McCoy Tennis Complex on campus. According to Coach Schreiner, there were three separate occasions that this occurred. Some wine and liquor bottles were discarded over the fence of the courts, resulting in broken glass, which he quickly cleaned up. This took him about an hour each time. Fortunately, the broken glass will have no significant impact on the season. None of the players have been injured as a result of stepping on broken glass, but if the vandalism continues, the chance of someone getting seriously hurt increases. The tennis courts were resurfaced over the summer at a cost of almost $10,000. The impact from the bottles being thrown can damage the courts, and the alcohol can stain them. “A simple throw from one person can, in turn, have a negative impact on dozens of people’s hard work,” Coach Schreiner commented, “as well as several teams looking to compete on these courts. The same goes for any kind of vandalism on campus. The effects end up hurting more people than someone may think.” Coach Schreiner hopes the students of our school will understand how their acts of vandalism can negatively impact many people.

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Brevard Womens Basketball fall in hard-fought battle against the Bears.

to indeed be true. There is some good news that comes out of all of this though. Many organizations, the United Nations in particular, are helping to counteract this problem or, at the very least, slow the speed of climate change. Environmentalists have faith that it is not too late, that the problem is being addressed and that a lot of positive change is taking place. Here’s to curbing our carbon footprint and to keeping our one and only planet habitable.

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BC falls to Lenoir-Rhyne in hard fought contest By Bryant Baucom Staff Writer

Despite a 20 point, 14 rebound performance from senior Madison Lenox, the Brevard College women’s basketball team (5-11, 1-11 SAC) dropped a South Atlantic Conference contest to Lenoir-Rhyne (12-6, 8-4 SAC) in a valiant effort on Saturday. Senior Madison Lenox recorded her eighth double-double of the season as she tallied 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Tornados. AnnaLee Bollinger and D’Naya Wilson bolstered the Brevard offense. Bollinger used her hot hand to add in 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting while the freshman Wilson stepped up adding in nine points from behind the arc. Bollinger also assisted Lenox on the boards as she tallied four rebounds for the Tornados. Offensively, Lenoir-Rhyne was led by Chelsey Romero who scored 20 points on 9-of14 shooting. She also added in six rebounds for the Bears. Justyce Swango and Brooke Robinson poured in double digit performances for Lenoir-Rhyne. Swango added in 11 points and

six rebounds while Robinson tallied 10 points and hauled in five rebounds. The first quarter saw the Bears lead the whole way after jumping out to a 4-0 lead. Lynsey Crisp put the Tornados on the board with a three pointer and cut the Lenoir-Rhyne lead to just one. Lenoir-Rhyne led 14-8 with 14 seconds remaining in the first quarter after a layup by Justyce Swango. As the Bears looked to take their six point lead into the second quarter, Lenox knocked a buzzer beater from behind the arc on the assist from AnnaLee Bollinger to send the game into the second quarter. After the Bears opened up their lead to 18-13 in the second quarter, the Tornados came whirling back. With 4:42 left in the first half, Brevard took its first lead of the game on a three pointer by Madison Lenox. As the Tornados took the lead, Lenoir-Rhyne had other plans. The Bears used two layups from Chelsey Romero and a layup from Brooke Robinson to go on a 6-0 run and take the lead at 28-23. The Tornados responded with a three pointer

from D’Naya Wilson and a free throw from Lynsey Crisp to cut the Lenoir-Rhyne lead to 1. The halftime deficit for Brevard appeared to be one until Cassidy Joyner thought otherwise as she knocked in a three pointer at the buzzer. Lenoir-Rhyne kept the Tornado attack from taking over in the third quarter as the closest they came to tying the game was three points. It seemed as if the Tornados would head into the final quarter of play with a double digit deficit until AnnaLee Bollinger had a response for the Bears. The sophomore guard hit a halfcourt buzzer beater to end the third quarter and cut the deficit to just seven points. The fourth quarter saw the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears keep the Tornados in check as they used a 7-0 run to grow their lead to 14 with eight minutes left in the game. The Tornados battled hard for the entire contest, giving Lenoir-Rhyne all they could handle before ultimately falling by a final score of 64-51. The Tornados will return to the hardwood on Wednesday as they travel to conference foe Tusculum to take on the Pioneers with tipoff at 6pm.

Athlete of the week:

Madison Lenox

By Bryant Baucom Staff Writer

For the second time this season, senior Madison Lenox is the Tornado Athlete of the Week. Lenox is a senior from Raleigh, N.C. and has started all 16 games for the 5-11 Tornados. She averages a double-double and is currently first in the SAC in scoring with 20.4 ppg and third in rebounds with 10.2 per contest. In the two games this week she recorded a combined 48 points and 26 rebounds for the Tornados. On Wednesday, Lenox led the Brevard offense at they traveled to Mars Hill to take on the Lions. She finished the contest with 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting and 12 rebounds. Lenox recorded 19 of her 28 points in the second half and led all scorers in the contest. Lenox continued her hot streak on Saturday against Lenoir-Rhyne as she recorded her third consecutive double-double and her eighth of

the season. She led the Tornados with 20 points while adding in 14 rebounds as she controlled the boards. Lenox shot 55% from the field in the second half and scored 12 of her 20 points in during the final two quarters. Earlier this year, Lenox was honored for breaking the Tornado all-time scoring record with 1,254 points as she passed Savannah Winn for the record. Throughout the season she’s extended her scoring record and currently has 1,492 points. Lenox also is first in the record books for the Tornados in scoring average per game, field goals made, and scoring average in a season. Madison Lenox and the Tornados will look to get back in the win column as they travel to Tenn. to take on the Tusculum Pioneers on Wednesday at 6pm.

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Stevie Williams powers in 24 points as Tornados fall 75-70 to Lenoir-Rhine.