The Clarion, Vol. 83, Issue #16, Jan. 17, 2018 - Brevard College

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national championship individual title. For the men’s individual races, BC placed three racers inside the Top 20. Carson Beckett finished 11th overall, Scott McGill finished 15th, and Tyler Orschel was one spot further back in 16th. On Jan. 11, one day after the Varsity individual races, Arensman was once more a National Champion, this time as part of a trio in the Team Relay event. Carson Beckett and Scott McGill were the other two members of this victorious team. The relay team bore a remarkable likeness to the team that won the national championship last year. Arensman, Beckett and McGill were all part of the victorious team of 2017, and managed to repeat this feat one year on. This year, without the help of Alison Arensman, the Tornados were once more victorious on the national stage. Unlike every other team in the race who fielded four racers, Brevard had only three, with Hannah Arensman taking on two spots by herself. Despite being one racer less than every other team in the event, BC finished with a time of

Snow day at BC! Editor’s note: This issue was delayed by one day because of yesterday’s weatherrelated closures on campus. We plan to resume regular publication next Wednesday ... weather permitting, of course. Photo by Ivy Pope

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Cycling wins Team Relay BC celebrates National Championship the legacy of Hannah Arensman takes varsity women’s title Martin Luther King Jr. Managing Editor

Competing at the USA Cycling National Championships in Reno, NV., last week, the BC Cyclocross team picked up a pair of National Championship Titles. The Tornados defended their title in the team relay event, while Hannah Arensman emerged victorious in the Division I Varsity Collegiate Cyclocross National Championship. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Hannah Arensman took home the Varsity Women’s Division I title, after a long, back and forth battle with Samantha Runnels of Lindenwood College. Emma Swartz of Marian University rounded off the top three. Arensman completed the event in a time of 44:28, 31 seconds ahead of second-placed Runnels at 44:59. According to Cyclocross Magazine, Arensman took advantage of a third- lap pit from Runnels to open up a gap on her opponent. With this victory, Arensman joins an illustrious list of previous BC cycling national champions. She also becomes the first racer in the Brevard Cyclocross program to capture a Division I

BC Team Relay Champions successfully defended their National Title in Reno, NV.

See ‘Cycling,’ page 8

By Lauren M. Fowler Arts & Life Editor

Brevard College students marched alongside the community on Monday during the 28th Annual Unity in the Community march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. The celebration began with a community brunch at the Bethel “A” Baptist Church Saturday and closed with a march to the Porter Center for the celebration Monday night. Breakfast was served by local and student volunteers at the Bethel “A” Baptist Church on Saturday morning. This breakfast has annually been a way to bring the community together to start conversations and connections among those who might never meet otherwise. The march began at the Bethel “A” Baptist Church with the NAACP banner leading the way and proceeding down Main Street to the college. They were accompanied by the Brevard Police as driving and marching escorts, attracting curious looks from drivers passing by. The group of marchers totaled upwards of 200 people and consisted of Brevard College students and professors, Brevard High School students, local business owners, and Brevard locals. The march was followed by performances in the Porter Center by local groups. Starting off the celebration were the familiar faces of Ebony and Ivory (otherwise known as David Carr and Ed Buckley) who have hosted the event in the past. Buckley started the event by saying, “We need love, we need to have unity—sometimes that’s hard but it’s never impossible.” Dr. Joyce spoke before the performances about the history of the event and its ability to bring together the entire community for a common cause. Stressing the importance of choosing to come together and stand together during See ‘MLK day’ on page 4

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Campus News

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January 18, 2018

Thefts in BC residence halls over the Winter Break By Zach Dickerson Campus News Editor

It was reported that multiple individuals broke into the residence halls over the break between semesters and stole many items from the dorm rooms within. Debora D’Anna, Vice President of Campus Life and Dean of Students, said in a campuswide email Jan. 12 that there had been burglaries in the residence halls over winter break. Three suspects have been apprehended and one of them remains at large. As the email also said, Brevard College Security is working with the Brevard Police Department as they investigate the break-ins and that “all students involved are no longer on campus, pending the results of the

investigation.” As D’Anna stated in her email, “[Brevard College’s] first priority is to ensure that our campus is safe and secure, and that our entire community understands that criminal activities of any type will not be tolerated. We will continue to promote the safety, health and welfare of our students in every way possible.” She also gave credit to security systems that are in place in the residence halls by saying they were critical to resolving the case. One student whose room was broken into was Zachary Johnson, freshman. Johnson said that he came back to the college on Sunday, Jan. 7 and his room was locked just like he left it before going home for the break. He looked around the

‘Tight Knit’ club at BC

room and couldn’t find some of his electronics. He even asked some of the other students on his hall if some of their stuff was missing as well. Johnson was then sent to the lobby of Jones to fill out paperwork reporting all the items that were stolen. Items stolen from Johnson’s room include a television, an Xbox One, an Xbox One controller, six Xbox One games, a vape and three bottles of vape juice. The items stolen came to an approximate total of around $700. Johnson said he posted on Snapchat that his room was broken into and items were stolen in order to warn other people on campus. In her email, D’Anna said students should contact campus life at (828) 884-8246 if anyone has additional questions or concerns about the incidents. You should contact campus security at (828)577-9590 if you have any information about these or other crimes on campus.

By Mary Lewe

Staff Writer A club for knitting and crocheting met for the first time on Tuesday, January 16. “Tight Knit” was conceived by Abi Fuesler and Elizabeth Weekley, both in their second semester at Brevard College. Fuesler, president of Tight Knit, states that the club’s mission is “to unite Brevard College students through yarn.” The two have already held an interest meeting with around sixteen attendees, but anticipate the club growing to at least twenty to twenty-five within coming weeks. Also serving in leadership roles for the club are Nathan Boepple as supply coordinator, Kate Chaump as SGA representative, Payten Maness as treasurer and Natalie Green as the faculty advisor. Elizabeth Weekley, in charge of communications for the club, shares Fuesler’s excitement, “I was homeschooled, and when I was in middle school my mom and I made a knitting club and would invite people to come over and knit, it was pretty cool.” As leaders of the organization, they have several goals for the group. They plan to complete a service project, possibly selling handmade items and donating proceeds. They also look forward to holding events during which anyone on campus can come see the things they are making and even learn to make something themselves. Although Fuesler and Weekley already know how to knit and crochet, they are excited to teach others the skill. They also have some personal

goals in mind, “[We] want to learn new skills, and perfect skills we already have,” said Fuesler, who is currently working on a blanket. “It’s my goal to learn a new stitch or technique every week,” Weekley added. Although the club is not yet approved by the Student Government Association, the two are in the process of submitting the required paperwork. “We meet all the requirements but now it’s just a matter of getting approved by student government,” Fuesler said. The club will meet weekly for knitting/ crocheting parties in Tornado Alley. All are welcome regardless of experience. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Weekley at [email protected].

the Clarion Senior Staff Editor in Chief . . . . Jordon Morgan Managing Editor . . . Calum McAndrew Copy Editor . . . . . . Jeni Welch Campus News . . . . Zach Dickerson Opinion . . . . . . . . Florian Peyssonneaux Arts & Life . . . . . . Lauren M. Fowler Sports . . . . . . . . Calum McAndrew Layout & Design . . . Jeni Welch Faculty Advisor . . . . John B. Padgett

Other Staff Carmen Boone Ivy Pope Kelly Kearnan Daniel Ramos Mary Lewe Madison Ramsey Emily Massing Morgan Shepard Matheus Masukawa

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Campus News

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Is there a cold winter ahead? By Jeni Welch

Copy Editor The end of the 2017 fall semester was affected by large amounts of snowfall and followed by single digit temperatures that for days in a row never reached the freezing temperature of 32 degrees. The weather continues with it temperamental attitude as BC students were welcomed back with temperatures in the 50s, rain and finally freezing temperatures over this past weekend. While students were away over break, ice was coating the roads on New Year’s Eve and the weather affected most of Western North Carolina. The freezing temperatures eventually froze over Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah National Forest. According to the Asheville Citizen Times, Looking Glass Falls and Sliding Rock,

both off of U.S. 276 and Catawba Falls in Old Fort, North Carolina, had all been frozen solid. The easy access of Looking Glass Falls created a full parking area as locals enjoyed the 60-foottall frozen falls. Photographers, children and even some ice climbers hurried to make the most of the unusual event. The waterfall had just as many people there as it would have on a normal day in the summer. “This cold wave might not be historic, but winter has only just begun and we’re in for more, likely sooner rather than later,” said Lauren Carroll, a weather service meteorologist. The “bomb cyclone” hit the Eastern coast of the United States all the from Florida to Maine on January 5 and 6. Images from NASA showed the cyclone with bands of clouds reaching up the cost from the Caribbean. According to Rachel Feltman of the Popular Science Magazine, “the official term [for a

‘bomb cyclone’] is explosive cyclogenesis, or bombogenesis.” The storm left locations like Savannah, Georgia with more snowfall than typical. The Savannah Hilton Head International Airport had 1.2 inches. This is the most snow accumulation that the area has seen since 1982. According to the 2018 Farmers Almanac, it is expected to be “a wet and snowy winter allaround.” That does not specifically mean only WNC or the South in general. But, specifically the “South and West can expect to feel cooler than normal.” This does not include Florida and the Southeast, “where milder-than-usual temperatures will be felt.” It is hard to believe that the Almanac is saying that 2018 will be cold, but “not colder than normal” when the wind chill makes some evenings feel like zero. Regardless, more cold temperatures are coming, and more chances of snow are in the forecasts. This cold is similar to last years, however it only lasted for five days in 2017. “It’s very cold but not quite as record breaking as people might think,” said Carroll. “Every good cold snap feels like a historical cold.”

Top left: Looking Glass Falls on Jan. 8 was nearly completely frozen after days of below freezing temperatures. Bottom left: Like other rivers and creeks in the area, Kings Creek on the BC campus partially froze with sheets of ice floating on top of the water. Above: Visitors to Looking Glass Falls on Sunday, Jan. 7, had to deal with traffic congestion with cars backed up all the way to the turn-off to the fish hatchery.


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France and China working together against global warming By Florian Peyssonneaux Opinion Editor

On Sunday, Jan. 7 the French president Emmanuel Macron went to China on a foreign visit for three days, in order to talk in person with the president of the People’s Republic of China: Xi Jinping. The goal of this visit was to build an alliance on issues such as the environment, terrorism, North Korea and Syria. More than signing contracts between the two countries, Macron had a specific idea in mind when travelling to China. In many of the speeches that Macron gave during his visit was the idea of cooperation between France and China in order to fight against global warming. This issue matters even more when we know that the climate change conference (COP 24) will happen in less than a year in Poland. During this convention, the Paris agreements are expected to be at the heart of discussion since the U.S decided to withdraw from it in June 2017. China plays such an important role in today’s world that its decisions are as important as the U.S. Because Macron is aware of this situation,

‘MLK day’

he invited Xi to create a collaboration during the 2018-2019 year between the two countries about energetic transition. Even if the French president mentioned that China was sadly the country that polluted the most greenhouse gas, Macron also added that if China would have left following Trump’s decision, “The Paris agreements would have never survived.” “We have a common destiny,” Macron declared. “The future needs France, Europe and China. We are the memory of the world. We have the responsibility to decide of its future.” “Make our planet great again!” That was the French president’s one-sentence response when Trump announced last year that the U.S would withdraw from the Paris agreements. He said it again—symbolically, in Mandarin—during a meeting with the Chinese president on Jan. 8. Furthermore, Macron created the website in June 2017 and sent a call for action. Following his visit in China, the website is now available in Mandarin

for Chinese entrepreneurs, researchers, students and NGO’s. Researchers are also welcomed to pursue scientific projects that can help fight climate change. Facilities and grants are available to attract scientists to move to France. More than 5,000 people from various countries replied to the French president’s call by proposing studies, projects and possible solutions. From all those applicants, 18 people were selected to receive a grant from the French government, but 13 of them were based in the U.S and moved to France. The need to replace the financing that the U.S had in the past for climate change has to continue. “If we want to prepare for the changes of tomorrow, we need science,” Macron said. For this year the recipients of the grants study the changes in pollution, hurricanes, and clouds. From the dozens of projected selected the funding will be $70 million from the state and the French research institutes.

to join them. The celebration closed with an energetic performance by the Brevard High hard times he said, “We are standing up against School Jazz Band. This celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s apathy tonight.” The Davidson River Taiko began the life and legacy brings together the community performances with contagious and inspiring for a common cause and conversation. Every energy using traditional Japanese drums to play year locals are able to show their commitment a variety of traditional and original songs. The and passion not only for each other but for Davidson River Taiko group exists as a dropout the task of ushering in a new age of love and Photo by Hayleigh Mann prevention collaboration with the Davidson River equality. School. The entire group consists of high school Above: A marcher carries the words of Dr. King in the march, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Below: The march was led by the NAACP banner as the 200+ marchers advanced down Main students led by their mentor Chris Alley. The Rise & Shine Elementary carried on the Street towards the college. DRT’s energy, reciting quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. and telling about his life’s works. Repeated in the soft but sincere voice of an elementary school student, Dr. King’s words carry on more power than ever before. One soft voice drew the applause of the audience with the words, “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Another voice drew tears among the applause as she said, “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” Combined choirs from churches in the Photo by Hayleigh Mann community sang hymns and invited the audience Continued from page 1

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Netflix Review:

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‘Iron Fist’ Season 1: Underwhelming, but not awful By Jordon Morgan Editor in Chief

It has become a running joke at this point to declare “Iron Fist” to be one of the worst and most underwhelming shows of 2017 (at least according to Rotten Tomatoes and Whatculture). However, let’s set the record straight: while it is certainly the weakest of the Marvel Netflix shows, it is by no means an awful show, and is entertaining in its own right. “Iron Fist” tells the story of Danny Rand (Finn Jones of “Game of Thrones”), who has returned to New York after being presumed dead for 15 years to reclaim the company named after his family, Rand Enterprises. Standing in his way are Ward and Joy Meachum, former childhood friends and the children of Harold Meachum (David Wenham of “Lord of the Rings”) the presumed dead cofounder of Rand Enterprises, and in the shadows, the mysterious Hand organization. Having been trained at a mysterious monastery called K’un L’un, Danny is the immortal Iron Fist and sworn enemy of the Hand, and must find a way to take them down while trying to find his place in New York, with the help of his friend and love interest Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick). Where the show succeeds the most is in exploring this ancient feud between Danny’s monastery order and the Hand. By delving into and giving hints as to a deep, storied mythos, when it focuses on these aspects “Iron Fist” becomes a solidly crafted martial arts spectacle that’s fun to watch. Speaking of which, given that, much like Daredevil, Iron Fist himself isn’t a soldier or a

superhero in the strictest sense of the word, all of the action in the show comes from hand to hand (or weapon to weapon, what have you) combat, and it’s choreographed and shot quite well. There are some instances where it’s pretty obvious a stunt double is in place for Finn Jones, but the direction and cinematography still do a good job of making each fight flow well, seem appropriately brutal when necessary, and accessible to watch. As far as the other parts of the show, that being the corporate and personal world of Rand trying to get back his company, this is where the show is pretty hit and miss. “Iron Fist” writes its characters well enough, and features great performances from pretty much everyone in the cast (aside from Jones but more on that later) to where it is still intriguing. For instance, Joy and Ward Meachum are at first so well acted and detestable that you genuinely want to see Danny take them down, and, as alluded to earlier, this by no means makes “Iron Fast” a bad show as so many of its detractors put forth. However, one of the aspects that does sort of bring it down is Finn Jones as Danny Rand. His performance is by no means a disaster, but it takes a considerable amount of time for him to become comfortable in the role and as such, it feels as though he isn’t quite sure how to approach it, something that is painfully obvious at times. And it is really only in the few ending episodes (and the subsequent “The Defenders” follow up) where he really starts to come into his own. Another aspect is that“Iron Fist” follows the same slow build, 13-episode season arc that the other series had, but this slow build is

much more noticeable and the mid-season lull in particular is a bit of a slog to get through. If you aren’t already invested in the Netflix Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point, “Iron Fist” won’t do much to change your mind. But for those who are, season one of this hero’s outing is an interesting enough diversion, and is necessary for understanding the larger mythos of the Hand and all its dealings.

Campus Life presents Casino Night at BC

Photo by Carmen Boone

The Campus Activities Board started their slate of spring semester events last week with a “Casino Night” on Jan. 10 in Tornado Alley. Chips worth $50,000 were available, which could be cashed in for raffle tickets to win Walmart, Applebees, Chick-fil-A, Subway, Taco Bell, iTunes, and $25 VISA gift cards. Check your BC email for more CAB-sponsored events, including tonight’s show with hypnotist Chris Jones at 9 p.m. in Ingram Auditorium. Left: Christie Cauble and Thom Kennedy pose for a funny photo at Casino Night. Right: BC students gamble with their luck, playing the game 21 with poker chips.

Photo by Carmen Boone

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Art Exhibit

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‘Dual Narratives’ opens Friday By Madison Ramsey Staff Writer

Starting Friday, the Spiers Gallery at Brevard College will host a solo art exhibition titled “Dual Narratives,” which will feature paintings by Mark Flowers. Flowers earned his BFA in studio arts from the University of South Carolina and his MFA in painting from Western Michigan University. He has exhibited his artworks throughout both the United States and parts of Europe, and currently his works are in more than 300 public and private collections. He has also taught art at both the secondary and post-secondary levels, and he received the Allen Zearn Distinguished teaching Award at Mercersburg Academy. He currently serves as an adjunct professor and gallery coordinator at USC-Upstate in Spartanburg, S.C. The exhibit will include paintings such as “Shelter from the Storm” and “Matters of the Heart.” According to Flowers, “Shelter from the Storm” portrays the themes of “the clash of pattern with the dependence of a relationship,” and is his “ongoing exploration of chaos and order, non-objective and objective seeking common ground.” The work features a picture of his parents on their wedding day, which, he writes, “has everything to do with this work, and nothing to do with this work.” “Shelter” might feature his parents, but “Matters of the Heart” was inspired by something even more personal to the artist. “I had heart surgery in 2009,” Flowers writes in his description of the painting. “My aortic valve was replaced due to a heart defect. Without it I simply would not be here now.”

Works by Mark Flowers showing at the Spiers Gallery in Sims Art Center until Feb. 16. Above: “Shelter from the Storm” 27”(h) x 57”(w). Mixed Media. Below: “Matters of the Heart” 25.75”(h) x 59”(w). Mixed Media.

His heart is working at “100 percent” now, and Flowers said he is somewhat oblivious to his surgery.” Every so often, however, the memory rises to his conscious awareness. “Recently, when it did, this painting was the result.” The opening reception for “Dual Narratives” will be Friday, Jan. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Spiers Gallery in Sims Art Center. The exhibit will run through Feb. 16 when the gallery is open, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.


Tears in the Sky

The sadness erupts from the sky as its tears flush the earth. It stains the streets dark and causes a disaster on anything left unpaved. — Morgan Shepard

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Living Planet

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Turtles freeze during Florida’s lowest recorded temperatures in years By Lauren M. Fowler Arts & Life Editor

For tourists aboard a boat in the St. Joseph Bay near Gulf County, Florida, it was a shocking sight: hundreds of sea turtles floating, lifeless, on the surface of the water. Turtles all over the Gulf of Mexico appeared dead after record low temperatures struck the entire east coast for over a week early this month. All along the coast of Florida, water temperatures in shallow bays and estuaries dropped below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The turtles were not dead, but stunned into a state of total immobilization. Search and rescue teams led by several groups along the coast worked to rescue and rehabilitate the stunned turtles in an attempt to save an already disappearing species. This kind of turtle-life threatening situation occurs when temperatures drop abruptly, not giving turtles enough time to adjust to the colder water. For some, the frigid waters were simply too cold for them to function in. Turtles are cold-blooded animals who rely on the ambient temperature of the water to help them maintain their internal body temperature. A search and rescue operation led by several groups along the coast of Florida worked to rescue and rehabilitate the stunned turtles in an attempt to save an already disappearing species. According to experts at the Gulf World Marine Institute in Panama City Beach, Florida, the sudden drop in water temperature during the cold snap caused juvenile and some adult turtles to lose the ability to move—much like when humans begin to get hypothermic and start to fall asleep. The efforts by groups like the Gulf World Marine Institute, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and many others were able to rescue and begin rehabilitating hundreds of turtles by transporting them to facilities where they could be monitored in plastic pools to slowly begin the process of warming up and eventually be re-released into the ocean. Conservation efforts such as this one are vital to the survival of sea turtles who are critically endangered throughout the world. Turtles have existed on our planet since the Jurassic period—around 150 million years. The first turtles lived among creatures humans have only seen in fossil record, such as the huge Brachiosaurus and the

Hundreds of rescued sea turtles were kept indoors in kiddy pools like these by researchers at Padre Islands National Seashore in Texas while the turtles regained normal body temperatures before being re-released into the wild once water temperatures returned to normal. For more on Padre Islands National Seashore’s sea turtle science and recovery activities, visit their Facebook page by searching @nps.pais.seaturtles.

flying Pterosaurs (think Littlefoot and Petrie from “The Land Beyond Time”). They were even around to witness the chaotic and volcanic evolution of Pangea moving and breaking apart to take shape as the continents that we are familiar with Photo from today. This creature has Baby sea turtles are small enough to hold in the survived through eons of palm of your hand! violent change and major extinctions and have roots on our planet much deeper than our own. The life and survival of one sea turtle from egg to adulthood is a natural wonder in itself. A mother sea turtle comes ashore and lays somewhere between 50 and 300 eggs, depending on the species, in a hole in the sand, which she then buries and leaves. Of these eggs, only a few lucky ones will hatch, with an average of 10-20 baby turtles ever making it out of the egg and to the light of day. Before baby sea turtles can even begin their life in the sea, the tiny turtle must use his nose to fight his way out of the leathery egg, climb out of the sandy burrow created by his mother, and then—with very little chance of success—make it to water’s edge. Only about half of the hatchlings will ever make it to the sea. Unfortunately for the baby turtle, making it to the sea isn’t enough to secure his survival. Once it reaches the surf, the turtle faces the wrath of the waves and the threat of predation by dolphins, fish, and seabirds. The goal for these tiny turtles is to find a safe place among floating mats of seaweed where they can develop and grow to eventually venture out again into the open ocean. Only about half of the turtles that reach the surf will survive this phase. Within a year, most species of sea turtles will have grown about four times larger and in the case of the Leatherback Turtle, the largest sea turtle species, can reach lengths of 5-7 feet in a decade. Most sea turtles will not be able to reproduce until they are around 20 years old, which means they must not only survive that long but also must find a mate who has also beat the odds of survival. The average lifespan for sea turtles is much like that of humans, ranging from 50 to 100 years, though some have much greater longevity. One turtle in an aquarium in southeastern China is thought to be somewhere around 400 years old. Over the last few decades, beach development, plastic and chemical pollution, discarded fishnets, poaching, and many other human related activities have increasingly become a threat to these majestic creatures, landing several types of sea turtles a spot as an endangered or threatened species. On top of the struggles they must face in their natural cycle of development, the added pressures from humans have created a nearly impossible chance of survival for sea turtles. The more we understand about the other species sharing this planet with us, the more we can appreciate what it takes for them to survive and why it is so important for us to give them respect and a solid chance at survival through conservation efforts like those of the groups on the coast. Although we might not be able to control the weather, we can make an effort to educate people about the importance of all creatures on earth and their contribution to the incredible and diverse planet we live on.

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Photo by Emily Massing

Freshman Destiny Williams goes in for a layup, scoring 2 of her 16 accumulative points.

Keeping the streak

BC womens basketball wins over Wesleyan BC women got their fourth victory in a row over the Wesleyan Wolves Saturday with a score of 72 to 47. Starting strong, Annalee Bollinger scored the first three goals, leading to the Tornados first quarter score of 18 to 13. The Wolves struggled to keep up, leaving the second quarter with a mere nine to Brevard’s 16, ending the first half with BC up 12 points, 34 to 22. In the third quarter, the lady Tornados dominated, scoring 21 against 12 for the Wolves, but the Wolves fought back and ended the fourth quarter scoring just four points less than BC. Bollinger and Destiny Williams were Brevard’s leading scorers for this game, each

bringing in 16 points, while Wesleyan’s TK Blount scored 16 points herself. Brevard’s Whitney DeMoss finished with 12 rebounds, only being out rebounded by one when Alexis Russell made 13 for the Wolves. Both teams’ top assists each brought in 4, Bollinger for the Tornados and Wesleyan’s Taylor Thigpen. Despite both teams facing injuries toward the end, the BC women pushed through, prevailing with their fourth straight win and handing Wesleyan their eighth loss. Despite a loss Monday in an exhibition game againstWofford, the Lady Tornados remain 8-5 on the season. — Emily Massing

The Brevard men’s basketball team fell short to Piedmont Jan. 10 with a score of 56 to 72. In the first half the men were only down by two points. Leading the men for points in the first half for Brevard was JaMarquis Johnson with eight points on the board, while Piedmont’s top scorer was Taylor Mills with 13 points. Top rebounders in the first half for the schools were Brevard’s Stevie Williams, JaMarquis Johnson, and Qadhafi Turner, each with two, and Piedmont’s Elijah Alston with 11. Brevard’s first half assists consisted of two each from JaMarquis Johnson and Levi Lamb while Piedmont had three each from Elijah Alston and Landry Assinesi. By the end of the second half the men had fallen behind 23 to 37 finishing the game.

Leading scorer for the second half was BC’s Levi Lamb with six points on the board and Piedmont’s Taylor Mills with 13 points on the board. The Tornados top rebounder for the second half was Cannon Lamb, while the Lions’ lead rebounder was Elijah Alston. Stevie Williams led this half with two assists for BC, equaling Elijah Alston’s two in this half. The overall leading scorers for the game consisted of JaMarquis Johnson with 13 points for Brevard and Taylor Mills with 26 points for Piedmont. Johnson also had five rebounds for the school whereas Piedmont’s rebounder, Elijah Alston, had 17. Stevie Williams and JaMarquis Johnson both contributed to assists with three each for the Tornados while Alston lead for the Lion’s with

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BC women beat William Peace

Brevard women’s basketball took home the win Jan. 10 against William Peace with a final score of 95 to 62. At the end of the first quarter Brevard led 38 to 17, starting the second with a 21-point lead against the Lady Pacers. In the second quarter the Tornados scored nine points more than their opponent, leading at halftime 56 to 26, ahead by 30 points. The BC women took the third quarter as well with an 18 to 14 total but fell short by one in the fourth with a 21 to 22-point quarter. Brevard’s leading scorers was Ty’She Washington with a total of 17 points, followed by Deja Riddick with 15 points. Lead scorers for William Peace include Mikayla Ray with a grand total of 28 points followed by Jayde Grant with 17 points. Leading rebounder for Brevard college consisted of Whitney DeMoss with 14 rebounds and William Peace had Jayde Grant and Mikayla Ray, both with 8 rebounds each. Annalee Bollinger had the most assists for the Tornados with a total of 5 and the Pacers handed a total of 2 assists to both Alyssa Gasperini and Jayde Grant for a total of 4 put together. After the upsetting loss to S.C. Upstate Jan. 2, BC has started to build momentum with this victory, making it their third straight win out of 7 wins and 5 losses, while William Peace still struggles for their third win on a 2-8 losing season. — Emily Massing

BC Mens basketball fall to Piedmont 56 - 72

only 5. The men currently stand at 2-9 in the overall season.


— Emily Massing

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28:22, ten seconds faster than second placed Marian University. Fort Lewis College rounded off the Top three, 17 seconds behind Brevard. In the overall Varsity Omnium, BC finished with 214 points, which earned them a spot on the podium in third place. Riders from Marian University were the eventual overall Varsity Champions, with 260 points, while Fort Lewis College finished with 250 points for second place.