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BC holds official Activities Fair
Volume 82, Issue 4 Web Edition
By Brady Andrews Staff writer
Last Thursday, the official BC Activities Fair was held outside of Myer’s Dining Hall. Tables were gathered in the shade of the BC blue tent. Club leaders talked to interested students about their clubs and worked hard to persuade them to put their email on their sign up lists. Clubs are a low-risk, low-commitment way to get to experience, meet people, learn new things, and get more involved with the community. For many students, clubs are also a great way to fulfill volunteer hours for their Leadership Scholarship awards. Many different clubs were represented including Philosophy Club, BC Serves and various outdoor clubs. Community organizers were also in attendance promoting various ways to get involved in community activities beyond the college. Those interested in the outdoors have a few clubs from which to choose: the Brevard College Outing Club does a little bit of everything: rafting, caving, hiking, fly fishing, star gazing, skiing, climbing and hiking. No experience is needed to join and it’s a great way to try anything for the first time. There is also the Paddling Club, which takes students out kayaking, canoeing, rafting and stand up paddle boarding. The Climbing Club allows students to join a group that enjoys getting out in the gym or on the rocks to develop technique and strength. The Brevard Business Club is all about preparing students for the business world. It’s open to people of all studies. The club aims to help you grow in skills that are necessary for the world outside of college. Members work on developing resumes, online professional profiles and they
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get a professional photo taken. The Philosophy Club might also peak the interest of those looking for more interesting thought and conversations. BC Serves is a club that offers students the opportunity to gain volunteer hours. It gives its members several opportunities to serve the community in various ways. Events include Mini Move-A-Mountain day, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week, alternative spring and fall break trips, MLK Challenge, Love your Neighbor month and more. Campus Activities Board is also a great way to serve right on the college campus. CAB is responsible for putting on events around campus such as the bi-weekly Open Mic Nights and the upcoming Brevard’s Got Talent show. The Diversity Pride Club is also a great way to show support for the LGBT community and get involved in various events such as Asheville Pride. There’s a lot happening on and off campus. Find a BC club and contact Campus Life for more information if you want to sign up.
is due Monday, Sept. 26 for May and summer 2017 graduates Visit the registrar’s page on my.brevard.edu for more information
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Revised Insect Diversity with Bug Mansion Restoration rules for minors in dorms By Kayla Leed Copy Editor
By Brady Andrews Staff writer
Students at BC received an email Tues., Sept. 12, about some new revisions on the rules regarding minors staying in dorms. These revisions, implemented over Family Weekend, serve to keep everyone safe while on campus as well as to continue standard college practice for visitors in residence halls. As minors are still under parental dependence, they need parental consent to stay. Updated guidelines include a registration form for parent approval. Minors under sixteen may not stay without adult supervision at all times. Minors sixteen and seventeen years of age that have received parental and campus life approval may stay up to three consecutive nights. These rules are simply in place to make sure younger people dependent on parents are properly supervised while staying with students while visiting. “These are [college] students that are learning to navigate policies themselves. Some of them are twenty one; some of them aren’t twenty one. There is alcohol consumption going on in halls and there may be unsupervised minors in the halls,” Michael Cohen, Director of Residence Life, said. “So we want a process to make sure that the parent is ok with them being in the halls. And then we wanted to define some limitations around minors being in the halls consistent with other college campuses.” This past weekend was Family Weekend and the new rule was put to the test with families and young siblings on campus. “Minors are especially vulnerable in the eyes of the law and the college,” Cohen said. These updated policies are just a continuation of making sure that parents, students, and minors stay aware and safe while on campus at Brevard.
Brevard College Greens club along with professors Dr. Mo Drinkard and Dr. Jim Reynold’s renewed and restored the college’s Bug Mansion, an insect habitat, located at the Townsend Wetland Garden by the Porter Center. Several maintenance crew members helped transport the Bug Mansion from Moore’s Science building, where it was assembled, to the Porter Center where it now resides in order to provide a habitat for the necessary bugs that live by the creek. “Bug mansions (or bug hotels) are used to encourage insect diversity in an area. Well-kept college grounds are too tidy for the likes of many necessary and beneficial insects. Bug mansions offer a variety of habitat types to attract insects,” says Dr. Mo Drinkard. The Bug Mansion has existed at Brevard College for a few years, but is restored each Fall in order to cause the least amount of disruption to the bugs. Dr. Drinkard’s entomology class, which was the first time this class was offered in recent history, aided her in the planning and building of the Bug Mansion. “We use bug friendly material,” says BC Geens President Kate Brandhuber, “like cattail, brick, bamboo, PVC pipe, husks, bark and dry wall. We try to attract carpenter bees, damsels and mayflies. They are an important part of the diversity near the wetlands.” Other bugs that are attracted by the Bug Mansion include Mason Bees, insects in the family Hymenoptera, Lady Bugs, Beetles and Lacewings. BC Greens hosts a Wetlands Cleanup each year in order to maintain the grounds surrounding the Bug Mansion which will encourage more bugs to use it as their habitat. “I believe the health of the wetlands should be a priority here at Brevard College. In the meantime, I encourage students and visitors to go and enjoy the garden by the Porter Center. During the visit, please replenish any materials that have fallen out of the bug mansion, and pick up litter out of the wetlands,” says Brandhuber. The Bug Mansion will be moved from the Porter Center to Moore’s Science academic building over the winter so that more people are able to see it. Dr. Drinkard says, “In the face of habitat destruction and climate change, biodiversity is at risk across all ecosystems. Providing habitat
for the incredibly valuable, yet small, members of the animal world not only combats these factors but provides an exceptional educational opportunity as well.” The Bug Mansion will be restored continually, as it has struck the students and faculty as utmost importance for habitat reconstruction, biodiversity and an opportunity for experiential education.
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Constitution Day Quiz Seniors Test your knowledge on our government’s founding document
1. Our country’s first constitution was called: a. the Articles of Confederation b. the Declaration of Independence c. the “Federalist Papers” d. the Emancipation Proclamation 2. Laws for the United States are made by: a. the President b. the Senate c. Congress d. the Supreme Court 3. The longest possible time a person could now serve as President is: a. 4 years b. 8 years c. 10 years d. 12 years 4. A man accused of a crime in court has a right to: a. hear the witnesses against him b. be tried wherever he wants c. have any judge he wants d. change courts 5. Invoking the Fifth Amendment means an accused man: a. refuses to testify against himself b. refuses to be tried again c. demands a grand jury d. wants to appeal his case
6. Our first Vice-President was: a. Alexander Hamilton b. Thomas Jefferson c. Benjamin Franklin d. John Adams 7. The Bill of Rights is: a. the first ten amendments b. the Fifteenth Amendment c. the entire Constitution d. all of the amendments 8. If neither the President nor Vice-President can serve, the position would be filled by: a. the Speaker of the House b. the Chief Justice c. the elected President of the Senate d. the Secretary of State 9. The major department head who is appointed by the President to deal with foreign countries is the: a. Secretary of Defense b. Secretary of State c. Attorney General d. Secretary of Commerce 10. The President is elected if he: a. wins a majority of the electoral votes b. wins most of the country’s vote c. wins all of the States’ votes d. wins most of the States’ votes 1.A 2.C 3.B 4.A 5.A 6. D 7.A 8.A 9.B 10.A
Open Mic Night starts with a bang By Jeni Welch
Staff writer The Open Mic Night series kicked off strong on Tues., Sept. 13 at Bill’s Boiler House, home to the Appalachian Coffee Company. “[The empty] space was boring without sound and now we can all add to that sound and create a more beautiful story,” Dal Davis, Campus Activities Board executive and Open Mic Night coordinator, said. The event will take place twice a month, alternating locations between the coffee shop and Coltrane Commons. The coffee shop location will have a PG-13 rating, while Coltrane offers more freedom with a more adult college rating. Open Mic is from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the coffee shop while continuing until 11 p.m. at Coltrane. The next Open Mic Night is on Sept. 27 outside of Coltrane Commons. The event will then
be located back at the coffee shop on Oct. 4 for their third event. Anyone is welcome to sign up and show off their talent. The event is helpful in breaking stage fright and it’s a good opportunity to receive fresh feedback. The first Open Mic Night had 14 different performers take the mic with an estimated 15 minutes or 3 songs each. Time limits are dependent on the number of entertainers for the evening and the time remaining for the night. The opening night garnered significant freshmen turnout and participation along with a surprise cotton candy machine. “There are more surprises to come,” Davis said. Open Mic Night is a way for new ideas to be stirred up. “It helps breed a new community,” Davis said. It allows people to talk about their own personal experiences and unique diversities.
Firing on Target By April Armstrong
Contributor For the past two weeks, four Criminal Justice Seniors have spent each day on a firing range qualifying and learning skills specific to law enforcement in Blue Ridges Basic Law Enforcement Program. Brice Molton, Micah Bagwell, Jeff Taylor and Lucas Hamrick qualified with a 9mm Glock 19 and a 12 gauge Remington Shotgun as a part of their firearms training. They had to pass both day and nighttime qualifications with the Glock’s and the shotguns. Brice Molten said, “I had never fired a shotgun before, so I was pretty excited.I found out I'm actually pretty good with it too!” In Blue Ridges program each student is required to score at least a 75, two out of three times in order to qualify. By state standards students are only required to score a 70, but Blue Ridge require a little more, including the shotguns and twice the training hours. Blue Ridge pushes to make sure all the cadets in their program get top notch training. On top of the qualifying the cadets were taken down to a shoot house in Rutherfordton County on Friday, Sept. 16 to learn building clearing. The students worked in two man teams through four different scenarios where they had to go through the building and identify cardboard targets as armed threats, unarmed threats, law enforcement, or bystanders and had to react accordingly. “I personally only came across one threat, fired one bullet, and made one "kill." It was a lot of fun and an invaluable training aid” Brice said. All of these students are working hard to finish their blocks of training. They still have many more blocks of training to go in order to get their law enforcement certification around December. When they finish, they will have had “the best” law enforcement officers as their instructors and should have the tools they need for the job they are aiming for. “I'm really enjoying my time in the police academy. It is a phenomenal program. I am making connections with law enforcement professionals from all over the state and learning invaluable skills and knowledge that will greatly help me in my law enforcement career” said Molton. Each of these Criminal Justice Majors are seniors and should be graduating from the program and the College within the next year.
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‘Ridiculous 6’ review Brevard By Jordon Morgan Staff writer
“Ridiculous 6” is a Netflix Original film that lives up to its name. The movie is often offensive and sometimes humorous, but it’s mostly just boring. The movie also seems to be written and produced by people who weren’t sure what kind of movie they wanted to create. Taking place in the Old West, the film follows an orphan named White Knife (Adam Sandler) who was raised by Native Americans. After meeting his biological father (Nick Nolte) and witnessing his kidnapping by outlaws, White Knife sets out to save him. Along the way, he meets five of his half-brothers who end up joining him in his journey to save their father. Compared to Sandler’s previous films, “Ridiculous 6” manages to generate a few laughs with funny situations and clever lines. It also keeps crude humor to a minimum, allowing more focus on the characters and circumstances. However, the characters themselves don’t have much depth beyond the characteristic stereotypes. For instance, Sandler’s White Knife
is a stoic fighter who is able to always find a way to get out of any situation, Rob Schneider’s Ramon is a Hispanic whose one joke is his everpresent donkey and Taylor Lautner’s Lil’ Pete is a simple farm boy who is constantly clueless. These characters’ attributes are initially funny the first time you see them, however, quickly grow tiring due to a lack of creativity. “Ridiculous 6” can’t be easily described in one genre due to the constant change of focus. At times, all of its characters and jokes come together to make an enjoyable satire of classic western movies, similar to “Blazing Saddles.” Other times it churns out the offensive stereotypes and disgusting humor you’d find in a typical Sandler film such as “Click” or “Benchwarmers.” When the film focuses on satiric elements, it is an enjoyable film. The film cleverly pokes fun at the western genre clichés, such as the old and wise Native American chief, but it mostly leaves the viewer with a sense of dissatisfaction. As it is, “Ridiculous 6” is ultimately just another Sandler movie with the same crude humor and offensive stereotypes that you would expect.
Jakübi hits the charts
By Tucker Fry
Staff Writer This past Friday, Sept. 16., a new band by the name of Jakübi released their new EP 61 Barkly. The modern day funk band Jakübi is based out of Australia, where they dropped everything to create music. The band consist of two brothers, two cousins, and one really good friend which makes their music even better. In a band, it is important to vibe off each other, and this band does just that. Their new album is produced by Eric Hudson, who has produced famous artists such as Kanye West, John Legend, and Dr. Dre. ‘Bank Account’ is the first song on the album and the lyrics have a funny way of expressing love. It tells a tale of how someone is lying to their loved one about being rich, and has an interesting way of describing the right within the wrong. The next song on the album is Uptown Lady, and the bells in the beginning seem to bring a smile to anyone listening. Even if one is working on their room, it gives them a reason to get up and move around. ‘Pillow’ is the penultimate song on the EP, and the beginning of the song tricks the listener. It starts off with a pop chord progression and a slow vibe to the laid back beat. Then all of a sudden the drums and backup vocals pop in and change the song from pop to funky R&B.
Everyone who listens to Jakübi's music can relate to the songs, and this is especially true for the song ‘Pillow.’ The song describes someone who is living the wrong life and just wants to stay in bed with their pillow (hence the name of the song). The last song on the album was a single released about a couple weeks ago called ‘Nobody Better.’ The songs describes someone who met the love of their life too early, and says that they will not be able to find anyone better than the one they found. Their new upbeat album is infectious, with the smooth, laid back piano and vibing guitar mixed with a bass line that makes the song come to life. Jakübi has an interesting way of making music, if one looks close enough it's not just one genre. Every song has a different feel towards it. Some are reggae songs, some are funky, and some are beautiful pop songs. The band is known to use a "golden throat" which is a vocal microphone that makes your voice sound like a robot. Their lead singer Jerome is the one who writes most of their lyrics. Each member in the band is known for writing their own instrumental pieces. The band just started touring with another band, The Suffers, and will be in Asheville, NC on Sept. 24.
Music Faculty Concert By Tucker Fry Staff Writer
On Sunday Sept. 18, the bottom floor of The Porter Center quickly filled up as the doors opened and people flooded in, in anticipation of the Brevard Music Faculty Concert. The concert started with Koeun Grace Lee and Katherine Palmer performing a duet on piano. They both teamed up and played an amazing piece by Mozart called ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.’ They both played with such beauty and eloquence, that when they finished, the audience roared with applause. During the next couple acts Katherine Palmer played piano, as another artist stepped up to play alongside her. Kathryn Gresham sang two beautiful pieces with Palmer by her side. As she sang such an angelic tune many people sat in awe at how beautiful her voice was accompanied by the piano. After the two were finished, Gresham walked off stage and Dilshad Posnock walked on. Posnock played flute with such a divine presence as Palmer once again performed alongside her on piano. After a duet with Posnock, Palmer played a beautiful solo piece on the piano. The interesting part of this performance was that the piece she played was composed by her husband, Dr. Robert Palmer from a set called ‘From Childhood.’ The composed piece was so gentle and graceful, and drew the first half of the concert to a close. After the intermission came David Gresham on tenor, and Lou Mowad on classical guitar. Gresham and Mowad teamed up to perform three fascinating tenor pieces. The singing echoed around the Porter Center, and the audience stood mesmerized by the classical guitar and tenor vocals. After they finished their duet the audience cheered, and Kelly Grill came on stage to perform a percussion piece. Grill sent the audience back to 1982 when the piece was composed, and he made the music emotional and lively as the percussion set echoed through the building. After he finished See ‘Faculty Concert’ page 5
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A Bird’s Eye View of Looking Glass Rock By Jeni Welch
Staff Writer John’s Rock is a moderately difficult trail leading to a clear view of Looking Glass Rock with an elevation gain over 1000 feet. The trailhead begins at The Center of Wildlife Education and Fish Hatchery near the far left corner of the parking lot with well-marked signs. Follow Cat Gap Loop trail until John’s Rock trail appears further down the hike. The trail is marked with a yellow blaze and is a 1.8-mile hike one way. There are a couple of bridges to cross on the winding trail that lacks the typical switch backs. Commonly observable wildlife at Johns rock include snakes, hawks, ravens, and buzzards. The hike begins flat with the Davidson River on the left. There is a large amount of shade due to the forest canopy keeping the temperature cool. After an initial incline a larger camp site frequently used by Boy Scout Troops appears on the left. This spot is frequently occupied. A steady incline starts as the hike proceeds over a large stream. The terrain becomes rocky versus the flat dirt path at the start. The rugged terrain only lasts a little over a half mile and hikers should continue to follow the signs pointing towards John’s Rock. Foliage becomes a rhododendron forest with rocks that are trickling with water making the trail slick and at parts muddy even on the prettiest of days. The overlook is not obvious at the end of the trail. There are several small trails to the right that lead to different parts of the rock face. The view includes an aerial view of the fish hatchery, part of Black Balsam towards the left, and a side view of Looking Glass Rock that allows the spectator to see the entire shape of the rock. John’s Rock has a significant upward shaped slant allowing for a dramatic view and different angles to spectate from. Rainfall has carved out natural seats for both tired and awed hikers. Be cautious as the edge drops to a 200 feet drop as the rock could be slick or covered with leaves and moss. There is a scenic route option of taking Cat Gap Loop for the entire expedition. The loop around totals up to 5.5 miles and is a more strenuous adventure. To locate John’s Rock follow US 276 for 5.2 miles and turn left onto Forest Service Road 475. After 1.4 miles the Fish Hatchery parking lot will be on the left across the bridge.
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his lively percussion piece, three more musicians took to the stage. Dilshad Posnock and Katherine Palmer returned to the stage, accompanied by Robin Driscoll, who played oboe. As the trio performed, you could see the practice that went into the performance For a trio to play such interesting music so well, you would think that they have been practicing all year. After the trio finished, Koeun Grace Lee and Brittnee Siemon stepped on stage to do a duet. Lee played piano while Siemon sang a beautiful mezzo-soprano piece, which brought a fitting end to a concert that appeared to leave the whole audience pleased.
BC visited by Amy-Jill Levine
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September 21, 2016
By Jeni Welch
Staff writer Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School and known religions speaker, made her first trip to Brevard this past weekend. Levine had a busy schedule with several different events throughout the community. Levine spoke at The Porter Center of Performing Arts, the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church during her visit. “I want to make sure that it is more than just some sort of guide as to how to get to heaven,” Levine said in reference to the Bible. “I think it is a book that is very much about how you live in the world with your neighbors and here is how you live in the world with people you don’t like.” She has described herself in the past as a “Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt.” Teaching in the classroom brings in a new generation and new people who see different things. Levine said, “my students hold me accountable.” She is always on her toes. Looking back to her childhood, history had always been of prime interest to Levine. When she was seven years old a young girl on the school bus told her “you killed our Lord.” The girl had been taught that the Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus, a problematic doctrine resolved after the Second Vatican Council. “I could not figure out why this religion would say such bad things about me,” said Levine. “So I started asking questions.” Levine currently teaches the New Testament along with Jewish Studies in Nashville, Tenn. She has published several books and is starting a new book this upcoming spring in 2017. The book will be a commentary on the Gospel of Luke. Levine has teamed up with colleague Mark Brettler, a professor at Duke University, for the project. The volume on prophecy will be looking at how the prophecies Isaiah spoke were understood then and now and what separated them from poetry. “So what I do is not only history but it’s also looking at how people interpret the text today or how they have interpreted it over time,” Levine said, “Or how they have looked at it from different racial, ethnic, physical ability background, gender and sexuality questions.”
‘Blair Witch’ not scary and not necessary
By Michael Heiskell Opinion Editor
Directed by Adam Wingard. Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid. Horror, 89 min. , R “Blair Witch” is a sequel that tries so hard to stay true to the feeling of the original, that it ultimately feels like a weaker remake. “Blair Witch” is the story of James (James Allen McCune) who discovers his sister’s original Blair Witch tape. He decides to take his group of friends to try and find out what happened to his sister, and see what really is going on in the woods. Horror is a genre that is easy to be cliché. There are so many released in any given year, and a collection of masterpieces by directors who understand the fine details of the genre. It is, however, difficult to bring anything original to the horror genre. “Blair Witch” suffers from this tremendously. There aren’t any scares in this film that felt original or even well thought out. It’s a lot of jump scares, and people asking what that noise was. The entire film is just remarkably unremarkable. It’s a technically well-made film that suffers from a lack of passion and risk. This is not “Annabelle”, or even “The Unborn” level of bad, this is just a film that relies on a premise that overstayed its welcome five years ago. The “found footage” horror genre is
done and buried. There is nothing to contribute to that realm that hasn’t been done before. This film takes that method, and handles it poorly. To be authentic, the camera is often shaking and blurry. I understand that this group of young people wouldn’t understand framing or lighting, but this is a film meant to entertain. Not much is entertaining about watching a shaky camera staring down at leaves. A note to the motion sick: beware. It’s a stomach churning film in the worst way. The acting is actually quite good. McCune leads the pack of newcomer actors that will likely be common faces before long. There are moments of overacting, but that’s almost a necessary staple of the horror genre. There wasn’t much to work with script wise, but these actors all did their jobs convincingly, and you can’t ask for much more than that. So the big question remains: Was it scary? For a horror film, above all else, this is the most important thing. To put it simply, the film isn’t all that scary. It has its moments, particularly in the third act, that are slightly unnerving. It doesn’t go much farther than that. For the most part the film only mimics horror. It’s never the real genuine thing. We are told that things are scary, and that we should feel how the actors feel, but we never experience these emotions ourselves. Fans of the original movie may appreciate “Blair Witch” but due to the clichés and safety of film, it seems to be worthy of nothing more than a quiet box office filler.
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Senior Gabriel Pastrana [pictured above] scored the second BC goal of the game on Saturday.
Five-goal thriller goes against BC By Jesse Omezi
Contributor The Brevard Men’s Soccer Team welcomed Coker College on Sept. 17th, 2016 in the first match and home season opener on the newly made turf field. The Tornados are now 3-3 (0-2 in conference) as they contested a thrilling match against the Cobras, who are 3-1-1 (2-0 in conference). After coming from behind twice in the game, Brevard were dealt a fatal blow with only minutes left as Coker took the three points, and left Brevard still searching for their first victory in conference this season. A sluggish start from Brevard set the tone for much of the first half as Coker dictated the play. High pressure on the defence of Brevard forced the Blues to adopt a more direct approach and eventually that pressure told as Coker took the lead in the 12th minute through an Aladdin Elfares near post shot. However after being second best for much of the first half, the Tornados managed to go into the break in high spirits thanks to a screamer from Brevard senior Caleb Hall, who found the top corner with a left foot strike, leaving the goalkeeper completely helpless. The second half saw a more dominant display from Brevard who created numerous
opportunities, but Coker managed to make it 2-1 just seven minutes into the second half as Alvero Urena headed home from a cross that Brevard shotstopper, Heath Turner could do nothing about. Later in the match, a great save from Turner kept Brevard in the contest and it proved vital as captain Gabriel Pastrana equalised minutes later from a looped header over the Coker keeper thanks to a cross from vice-captain, Winston Haddock. The final stages of the game saw a Brevard team pushing for the winning goal, but in the end the Tornados were made to pay as Coker made a sharp counter attack, and lashed home the game winner with only a few minutes left on the clock. Brevard had one final chance with a Gabriel Garcia free kick with seconds remaining, but it just was not meant to be as the keeper palmed it wide to prevent the ball sneaking in at the near post, and Coker held on and took the three points. Brevard will be back in action against one of Coker’s victims this season, Anderson. Both teams will be looking to get their first conference wins of the season on Wednesday Sept. 21, with Anderson playing as hosts.
Mens and Womens Soccer host Mars Hill on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. respectively Volleyball face off against Newberry at 7 p.m. in the Boshamer Gym on Friday, Sept. 23 Football take on Apprentice School in their televised game at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24
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Senior Luis Vega [pictured above] earned an AllTournament finish in the Etowah intercollegiate with rounds of 69 and 74.
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Tornados fall in SAC opener 34-7 By Bryant Baucom Staff Writer
South Atlantic Conference play began for the Brevard Tornados football team (0-3, 0-1 SAC) on Saturday as they fell 34-7 to the Wingate Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0 SAC) at Brevard Memorial Stadium, despite a career day from sophomore quarterback Bubba Craven. The sophomore Mt. Pleasant, NC native led the Brevard offense on a late first half 8-play, 79-yard drive throwing for 69 yards and capping it off with a 4-yard touchdown pass to receiver T.J. Lett. The offensive attack for Brevard was led by quarterback Bubba Craven, as he put up an efficient 115 yards on 19 carries and threw for 69 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts. T.J. Lett contributed in the air with 2 receptions for nine yards and a touchdown in addition to seven yards on a lone rushing attempt. Receivers Chance Holbrooks and Jarkevius Hopkins led the Tornados with 30 receiving yards on one reception apiece. Wingate began the game's scoring by capping off the 10-play, 74-yard opening drive with a
3-yard rush from the conference’s touchdown leader, Lawrence Pittman. The Bulldogs finished up the first quarter scoring with an 8-yard run by Blake Hayes, giving them the 14-0 lead. This touchdown followed the booming 65-yard punt from Kevin Weber that pinned Wingate deep in their own territory. Wingate would take the 21-0 and cap off their first half scoring with a 7-play, 53-yard drive that was completed by an 8-yard Lawrence Pittman rush. The Tornados countered the Bulldogs late score with an 8-play, 79-yard drive that lasted 2:36 and ended with a 4-yard completion from quarterback Bubba Craven to senior receiver T.J. Lett. Holbrooks and Hopkins extended the drive with a pair of 30 yard receptions. Pittman opened up the second half scoring with a 3-yard rush that completed a 12-play, 73-yard drive. The Bulldogs would also score in the fourth quarter with a 9-yard run by Blake Hayes, putting the Bulldogs up 34-7. Defensively, Jinsly Jhon led Brevard for the third consecutive game with 15 tackles, 10 of which were solo. Sophomore safety Ashud Moore supplied the Tornado defense with 9
tackles while Axel Easter and Jason Nieradka followed closely behind with 8 tackles apiece. Outside linebacker Casey Shubert caused the only turnover on the afternoon, picking off a pass that halted the Bulldogs drive inside the redzone. Always reliable punter Kevin Weber tallied 6 punts in the contest, averaging 44.7 yards per punt. To begin the 2016 season, Weber has averaged 41.9 yards per punt over 16 attempts. Weber finished the 2015 season second in the SAC and ninth in the NCAA in yards per punt. As the Tornados look to bounce back from this matchup, the turnover margin and penalty totals are areas they shined in during Saturday’s matchup. The Tornados forced the first half interception on Wingate quarterback Kyle Johnson, giving them the advantage in the turnover column. Brevard committed a total of two penalties for 30 yards compared to Wingate’s seven penalties for 63 yards. The Tornados will look to add their first win of the 2016 season in their TV game on Saturday, September 24th as the host the Apprentice School with kickoff scheduled for 4:00pm.
Womens Soccer Falls to Coker 2-0 By Alex Perri
Staff Writer The BC womens soccer team fell to 3-2 for the season this Saturday Sept. 17 with a 2-1 loss to the Coker Cobras. Brevard stepped on to the field to a big family weekend crowd, enthusiastic to see the Tornados grab a win on the newly completed turf field. The mens and womens games against Coker were the first home matches of the Fall 2016 season. The game started off strong for the Tornados, as they were the first to score in the 23rd minute of the match. Senior midfielder Alyssa Bois launched a shot that ricocheted off the cross bar, falling for freshman forward Ashely Mevoli to volley in the rebound past the Coker keeper.
Coker would soon counter though, and in the 38th minute Phoebie Eshen collected the ball from a throw in to score the equalizer for the Cobras. For the remainder of the game, the second half proved to be a relatively even matchup between the teams. Brevard did outpace Coker on the attack as evidenced by their 11-5 shot tally, landing 6 on goal to Coker’s 5. But the Tornados could not stop Eshen as she scored her second goal of the afternoon in the 85th minute. The goal would come after numerous offside calls against the Cobras. BC kept a tight defensive line as evidenced by
the 9 offside offenses by eager Coker forwards, but could not stop Eshen as she managed to put away a bobbling ball in front of the Tornado’s goal. The Tornados midfielders led the attack for the afternoon with majority of shot attempts for the game. Alyssa Bois, Ashely Hughes, and Anita Maryskova all had good looks at goal, but none of them could manage to put away their chances. With this loss the Tornados move to 0-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. They will hit the road Wednesday Sept. 21 for Anderson University where BC will face a team fresh off a 2-0 win against perennial powerhouse, Wingate.