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The Official Student Newspaper of Georgia College & State University

The Colonnade
Friday May 1, 2009 - - Volume 85, No. 26

Looking back at
GCSU celebrated
Earthfest last week with
various campus events
Page 5

Alpha Phi Alpha

holds pageant
Three students earned
scholarships during an
for the rest of our lives
annual pageant
Page 2
Directing students
show scenes
Students demonstrated
knowledge by directing
a scene
Page 11

Students plan
for summer
With little time left in
they year students are
making plans for their Above: Above:
by:Lissa Speer by: Drake Simons
time off Lead singer Robert Randolph
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Sports Dorks sings at during
The Buff. Sweetwater.
Right: Left:
Athletic Awards by:Erin Gish special to
Sports editor Caroline the colonnade
Horlacher acts Sorority
Preston Sellers offers out a scene
his picks in members
from Eurydice.
compete in
The Side Line a tug-of-war
Page 15 game during
Greek Week.

by:Drake Simons
Francis Yoshimoto
serves to his
opponent during a
tennis match.
Down the stretch
Baseball dominates
Monterallo, has won
six of seven
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With the end of the school year

Weekend Weather
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like to take a look back at the
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Layout by Matt Chambers

Dance minors show their A tribute to the 2009 Remembrance Jam

17 talents in Spring Concert graduating students honors two students

different exam
times scheduled for
GCSU students

Nine performances display The Colonnade sends off the $3,000 raised for scholarship choreography of the minor graduating class of 2009 in memory of GCSU students
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2 The Colonnade News May 1, 2009

Smoking ban proposal still undecided

by Kyle Collins door smoking areas was included. campus strip from Parks to Bell Hall, you couldn’t
Senior Reporter Oetter said the drive behind the smoking ban were walk in a straight line and stay thirty feet away from
complaints from offices dealing with smoke seeping every doorway,” Groseclose said. “It would be easier
The motion for a new Campus Smoking Policy that into air ventilation and the desire to free up popular for me if there was a total ban on campus. Then, if
would designate GCSU a smoke-free campus was entrances from secondhand smoke. you’re smoking on campus it’s a hard one to fight.”
sent back to the Resources, Planning and Institutional Additional issues surfaced after RPIPC and SGA In light of this, RPIPC used the basis of SGA’s ear-
Policy Committee by the Senate April 20, and will be hosted two open-forums. Covered smoking areas lier proposal to draft the new smoking policy which
revisited next fall. could cost upwards of $10,000, and the enforcement was presented at this month’s Senate meeting and re-
Chair of RPIPC Dr. Doug Oetter said the Senate of the 30-foot smoke-free radius seemed unrealistic. ferred back to the committee.
chose to send the issue back to the committee be- Dave Groseclose, assistant vice president for Pub-
cause the motion would prohibit smoking on any lic Safety, said he would not want officers to add a Smoking Ban Proposal Details
GCSU property indoors or outdoors, except for so- tape measurer to their holsters.
called designated smoking areas not specified in the “I had a lot of concern with the original proposal Oetter said the committee wanted to ensure GCSU
committee’s proposal. Oetter says he believed at the because of the 30-foot rule. Anywhere along the front would be smoke-free, while still providing convenient
time the motion was drafted the administra- alternative areas for students and employ-
tion should be responsible for determining ees to exercise their right to light up.
those locations. First, the policy statement does not apply
Now, RPIPC will bring the policy back to sidewalks maintained and enforced by
with specified locations to the senate for a the City of Milledgeville. Groseclose said
vote Fall 2009. if people move to these surrounding side-
“We’re not trying to take away rights or walks there is nothing Public Safety could
be hypocritical. I’m gonna take steps to act do to stop them.
on the policy. There’s a good chance (Uni- “We don’t want to force people on side-
versity Senate) will have to respond,” Oet- walks,” Oetter said. “It affects our visibility
ter said. if people ride by and see smokers.”
A smoking ban proposal has been debat- Also, according to Oetter, moving ash-
ed over the past year. trays away from entrances could provide
The Student Government Association an intermediate solution before the Senate
wrote up the original motion earlier this se- revisits the issue next fall.
mester in response to a student poll last fall Bryan Jackson, director of university
in which 60 percent of students supported communications, says plans are being made
a smoke-free campus. to remove ashtrays near entranceways and
SGA’s proposal offered a compromise put up
for smokers. As written by SGA’s Smoke-
Free Campus Exploratory Committee, Smoking Ban Page 4
smoking would be restricted within 30 feet
of building entrances, exits, open windows
and air ducts. The idea of designated out- Graphic by Claire Dykes

Bands play in honor of Jake Alpha Phi Alpha

Stewart and Caroline Bagwell award Miss Black
byKatelyn Hebert
Senior Reporter & Gold 2009
byChichi Ifionu Gamma chapter of the Al-
In honor of two GCSU students killed last year, Staff Writer pha Phi Alpha fraternity.
Jake Stewart and Caroline Bagwell, Kappa Sigma Three ladies are voted Miss
and Delta Zeta held their first Remembrance Jam Kailyn Stovall was Black, Miss Gold and Miss
at Capital City Thursday, April 23. crowned winner of the Black and Gold. All three
Opening for the concert was The Macchios, a 2009-2010 Miss Black & girls are awarded scholar-
band comprised of brothers of Kappa Sigma. Ju- Gold Scholarship Pageant ship checks, trophies and
nior rhetoric major and band member Alex Jones on Wednesday April 22, af- sashes. The winner goes on
was involved in a lot of the planning of the Jam ter an intense competition to compete against winners
including getting the bands together. with five other girls. from other schools at the
“Jake always bugged me to start a band and The 18-year-old fresh- state level.
that he'd be the singer; sadly we started up a band man pre-nursing major, Six contestants from
right after his passing,” Jones said. “Each mem- Keilah Johnson, edged out GCSU competed in the
ber of our band are members of Kappa Sigma, first runner-up and was pageant, and contestants
and we all loved Jake dearly. It was only fitting named Miss Black and sec- were judged by their per-
that we played at the event; it’s what Jake would ond runner-up was awared formances in sections such
have wanted.” to Miss Gold Tenay Carty. as the health and fitness
The Maccios have played in Milledgeville al- “I am so excited and sur- swimsuit section, evening
prised, this could have been gown section, talent show
most 30 times and wanted to open the concert in anybody’s night and I am
honor of Stewart. and an on-stage interview.
so grateful to my family, The contestants also had
Also performing at the concert was a band supporters and these love- to meet requirements such
based out of Athens called Mama’s Love. ly contestants because I as a certain GPA and com-
“They are an extremely popular band from Ath- couldn’t have done it with- munity involvement to take
ens who have played at big venues and festivals out them,” Stovall said. part in the contest.
throughout the Southeast. I was deeply honored The Miss Black and
and excited when they agreed to come,” Gold Pageant which started Miss Black & Gold
Bobby Gentry / Senior Photographer in 1976 is an annual spring Page 4
Alex Jones of The Macchios plays in honor of his late friend Jake Remembrance Jam Page 4 event organized by the Mu
Stewart at the Remembrance Jame on April 23.

UGA professor Growing greener: Farmers

shoots five, kills market sprouts up downtown
three in Athens by Claire Dykes
Senior Reporter
my house which will be really
“I think it is really great that
byMatt Chambers gency. The American “locavore move- Milledgeville is finally doing
Senior Reporter There have been no con- Living greener just got a little ment” encourages the revival of something to help support local
firmed sightings of Zinkhan easier. small farms. The number of small farmers,” Tankersley said. “A lot
Just 71.7 miles north of since he left his children at A farmer’s market selling pri- farms has increased from 20 per- of people don't realize how far their
Milledgeville, a University his neighbor’s house. On marily Georgia-grown and Geor- cent in the past six years to 1.2 fruits and vegetables travel before
of Georgia professor mur- Monday, Federal authorities gia-made items will be sprouting million, according to an article in they get to the grocery store.”
dered three people. On April said Zinkhan has a ticket for up at the end of downtown with
25, at 12:25 p.m., marketing a May 5 flight to the Nether- entertainment to boot, May 19.
professor George Zinkhan lands, where he has a home. Milledgeville Marketplace,
III shot and killed his wife, Authorities have yet to find will open every Tuesday from 4
Marie E. Bruce, 47, along
with Ben Teague, 63, and
Zinkhan’s passport in their
p.m., to 7 p.m., at 222 E. Han-
cock St. until October, will host North Jefferson Street
Thomas Cole Tanner, 40. The According to a criminal licensed vendors selling fruits,
shootings happened outside complaint filed Monday in vegetables, plants, bulbs, flow-
ers, honey, eggs, baked goods Murals painted by
the Athens Community The- Middle District Court of Geor- golden pantry
ater, off Prince Avenue near gia, Zinkhan has not used any and crafts and– weather permit- Valarie Aranda’s
Hancock Street

downtown Athens. Two other ting– various live entertainment art class display
of his cell phones, including a will accompany the outdoor
individuals were injured and new Verizon phone purchased shopping.
transferred to St. Mary's Hos- for use outside the country. Student artists painted color- Hours: Tuesdays
pital, but have now been re- The complaint also said that ful murals on the wall behind 4 p.m.-7 p.m
leased. Zinkhan “has not had contact where the market will take May 19 - October
Zinkhan, 57, fired two guns
at the victims during a reunion
with any known family, asso-
ciates or students."
GCSU Art Department and
of former and current mem- The University of Georgia Entertainment
bers of the Town and Gown sent a text message around 2
Physical Plan are working with
Milledgeville Main Street/ Marketplace provided during
Players, while actors were p.m., alerting students that a Downtown Development Au- farmers market open hours
preparing for an evening per- UGA professor was a suspect thority and a five-member com-
formance of "Sherlock Hol- in an off-campus shooting. mittee to effectuate the market.
mes: The Final Adventure." The message urged students For the grand opening of the
Then, Zinkhan fled the to call 911 if they spotted market, acoustic bluegrass will
scene in his red Jeep Liberty
with his kids in the car. After
Zinkhan. University police
also patrolled the campus
be strummed by T. P. and San-
dra Holloman, followed the North Elbert Street
the shooting, Zinkhan drove Monday with semiautomatic next Tuesday by creative story
to a neighbor’s house and weapons in an effort to pro- telling by Ruby Wertz. Hudd
dropped off his 8-year-old "I’m excited about the new le Ho
vide extra security to students us e
son and 10-year-old daughter, in wake of the weekend’s farmer's market,” said Leigh
claiming he needed to leave event. Tankersley, junior living in the
them because of an emer- Doles Road neighborhood. “It’s
within walking distance from Graphic by Claire Dykes
May 1, 2009 News The Colonnade 3
Professor uses podcasts ‘Giving tree’ dedicated to student
in lessons to relate to and
teach students
by Madeline Dobbs
Staff Writer

by Allison Bramlett Wednesday afternoon beside the Old

Staff Reporter Courthouse, a new tree was planted in
honor of a student who has dedicated
When iPods became popular, much of his time to helping the needs
many teachers found them to be a of others.
problem in the classroom but not Chris Turner, a senior management
Dr. Walter Isaac. major, received the dedication for his
The International Conference tremendous amount of time and effort he
on College Teaching and Learn- put into helping to make his community
ing honored a GCSU professor better through the on-campus G.I.V.E
with the 2009 Innovative Excel- center. Having a tree dedicated to an in-
lence in Teaching and Learning dividual on campus is considered a spe-
award. cial honor and is something the school
Dr. Walter Isaac, an associ- only allows to be done once a year.
ate professor of psychology, was The ceremony began with Kendall
honored with the 2009 Innova- Stiles, director of G.I.V.E., reading the
tive Excellence in Teaching and Allison Bramlett / Staff Photographer book “The Giving Tree,” by Shel Sil-
Learning award for his use of verstien. A few children involved in
podcasts to help students learn “I was truly excited that I
complex brain functions. just got the nomination,” Isaac Superstars, an afterschool program for
The award, given by the Inter- said. “But being there and receiv- elementary school kids, helped her read
national Conference on College ing the award was fantastic.” the book aloud by sharing the story of
Teaching and Learning, recog- The conference, in its twentieth how one person’s generosity can make
an impact on the life of another. Matt Chmabers / Staff Photographer
nizes full-time faculty who find year, included high school teach- Senior Chris Tuner takes his turn placing soil around the tree
creative ways to teach. Isaac was ers up to faculty from four-year which has been planted to honor his contribution in volunteet-
nominated along with 21 other universities. There were
professors from around the coun- Giving Tree Page 4 ing through the G.I.V.E. center.
try for the award. Dr. Isaac Page 4

Construction at Grill 155

byMatthew Kuhl
Staff Reporter

The space once occu-

pied by Grill 155 is being
converted to offices for
GCSU Auxiliary Services.
According to Kyle Cul-
lars, Executive Director
of Auxiliary Services, the
conversion will free up
space behind Chick-fil-a
and Blimpie that will al-
low the two restaurants to
expand their food prep ar-
eas and add a walk-in cool-
er/freezer. The new office
will include space for the
university's catering ser-
vices, accountants and the
retail-dining manager.

"(T)here's no new retail

dining concept going in at
the old Grill 155 space, but
what is going on will be a
great help to providing far
better service at our current
Matthew Kuhl / Staff Photographer restaurants," said Cullars.
4 The Colonnade News May 1, 2009
Smoking Ban
people. Smoking is the number one pre-
ventable cause of death. It affects nearly Miss Black & Gold said. “I have had a one on one encounter
with it since my sister found out that she
every organ of the body,” Loper said. had it, and I would like to use this oppor-
Continued from Page 2... “It seems, in this day and age, there is Continued from Page 2...
tunity to bring to everyone the awareness
enough evidence to limit smoking any- of Lupus.”
“no smoking” signs in these areas. where in public.” “The Miss Black & Gold Scholarship
Pageant is something our fraternity has There were other awards given at the
“People don’t want smoking around Amy Whatley, assistant director of show besides that of the winner, first and
the fountain, offices or popular hang- wellness programs, supports a smoke- been putting on for a number of years.
The pageant is basically a way to help second runner-up. The awards for Miss
outs. It makes it feel like you’ve been free campus. Whatley taught an eight- Congeniality and People’s Choice Award
smoking all day even if you're not,” Oet- week smoking cessation class this se- mentor and motivate the young ladies at
the college campus,” said Ajayi Monell, went to Ashleigh Samuel, a freshman
ter said. “It’s important to raise aware- mester, known as The American Lung
Association Freedom from Smoking who was in charge of who was sponsored
ness that smoking is unhealthy and a
pollution issue.” Program. putting the show to- by Delta Zeta so-
Groseclose said it’s difficult to en- “We’ve lagged behind in that area. gether. “This is not a rority. The award
force a problem widely considered a There are states and universities that beauty pageant; it is a “My reign as Miss for the best eve-
ning gown went to
common courtesy.
“We are just looking for some direc-
are smoke-free. Cigarettes are the only
product that if used correctly can kill
scholarship pageant,
so we help motivate Black and Gold can the first runner-up,
tion. Everything has been so loose in
the past. It’s hard for us to enforce this
you,” Whatley said.
This program will be offered every
our students and con- be described as eye- Johnson, who tied
with Stovall for the
no smoking thing when there are ash- semester to aide students and employees
testants to keep their
grades up, while stay- opening as well as a Fitness and Health
trays out. Whatever the policy is when
it comes out, we will do our best to en-
attempting a major lifestyle change.
In the past, Loper has run a pulmo-
ing active in their col-
lege and community.”
life changing expe- award. A new award
for the best GPA was
force it,” Groseclose said. nary rehab program where she has seen
the effects of smoking and can’t see how The six contestants rience. I learned so added to the pageant
this year and Natalie
Health Concerns people can argue that it isn’t hazardous. started off the night
with their performance
much and made lots Powell, a sopho-
Director of Student Health Alice Lop-
“I would like to see no tobacco on
campus period. I think it’s cleaner, easier of the Ying Yang of friends along the more marketing ma-
jor, won the award.
er said students should be more motivat- and more fair,” Loper said. “Yes, you’re
going to die of something, but I think
Twins song “Danger-
ous,” followed by an
way.” Just before crowing
ed to quit with all the information and the winner, Kelsey
education about its negative effects. there’s enough proof out there to show introduction of each
Croyle, the 2008-
“I think people certainly have the
right to smoke, but smoking harms other
smoking does cause problems.” girl and their chosen
platform by the Mis- -Kelsey Croyle 2009 Miss Black
tress of ceremony and Gold took her
Karla Monique White. last walk.
The girls took the “My reign as Miss
Black and Gold can
Remembrance Jam
in honor of Bagwell and Stewart. The stage, each explaining the reason behind
scholarship is in its final stages and will their platforms. Some were inspired by be described as eye-opening as well as
be given out to someone in the Greek their family members, like first runner-up a life changing experience. I learned so
Continued from Page 2... community. Johnson. much and made lots of friends along the
Not only were the funds raised for the way,” Croyle said. “Being able to watch
Jones said. “These guys are going to scholarship, attendees of the Remem- “I chose Lupus awareness as my plat-
form because a large percent of our black these girls grow for the past couple of
be the next big jam band out of Athens, brance Jam also benefitted from the in- months, has been such a privilege. They
so it was very cool that they came down creased sense of community this night population is infected by this– yet only
few are aware that it exists,” Johnson are all really great girls.”
and helped us out.” brought.
The president of Delta Zeta, Anette “The biggest thing that showed how
Torres, worked with Jones to organize sucessful it was was the diversity of
and publicize the event. people that showed up. Members from
Dr. Isaac
“Delta Zeta and Kappa Sigma both every corner of campus life were pres- taps into students who are Once Isaac made it for a
knew that we wanted to do something ent,” Jones said. “From a community accustomed to receiving grade, the classes showed
for Jake and Caroline and we decided to standpoint it was quite an evening of fel- most of their information improvement and “did
team up and do something that both Jake lowship. And from a Greek standpoint, it Continued from Page 3... through electronic av- wonderfully,” he said. He
and Caroline would love,” Torres said. was an awesome display of Greek unity enues of sight and sound even saw more discussion
DZ and Kappa Sig decided to team up which is something that should definitely presentations from
that are highly personal- in class.
together on behalf of Bagwell and Stew- happen more often than it does.” students and faculty on
ized,” said Dr. Lee Gil- “It allowed me and Dr.
art to make the concert an even bigger Over 250 tickets were sold, and the things they have tried in
lis, psychology depart- White to talk about things
hit. Bagwell and Stewart scholarship founda- the classroom that have
ment chair. “His approach that hadn’t been talked
“Seeing as how we both came together tion will benefit from the money raised. worked. The conference
as a fraternity and a sorority who both They are looking to hold the Remem- builds on this by teaching about before in class,”
is an annual event hosted
lost a beloved member of their organiza- brance Jam each year and hoping to in the ‘iPod generation’ in Isaac said.
by Florida Community
tion to a car accident, we wouldn’t want the future attract bigger crowds and big- ways that allow them to Junior psychology ma-
College in Jacksonville.
it any other way then to team up with ger bands. more easily absorb deeply jor, Becca Walden, was
Each college or univer-
Kappa Sig,” Torres said. “We were there “Though it’s been more than a year, complex information.” a student in Isaac’s class
sity is allowed to nomi-
for them and they were especially there the impact these two amazing people had Isaac says he went about when he was first experi-
for us when both accidents happened and on everyone that knew them will last a nate one full-time faculty
his first podcasts with a menting with the video
we couldn't ask for a better group of men life time,” Jones said. “We still love them member. Dr. Deborah
“simplistic approach.” podcasts.
to join up with.” and miss (them) more than words could Vess, professor of history
His first videos consisted “They were interesting
The concert was a success, rais- ever express.” and recipient of the 2008
of him in the brain lab, to watch and definitely put
ing about $3,000 to go to a scholarship award, nominated Isaac
with a digital camera and it more into perspective
for this year’s award.
a large, purple knitting about where things were
“Dr. Isaac was in an
needle for a pointer. He because the images in the
iPod learning community
then used the software to book are artistic render-
that I facilitated, and he
edit, narrate and convert ings,” Walden said.
did a number of very cre-
the videos into podcasts. Once Isaac saw where
ative, innovative things,”
He made between 12 and he could take this idea, he
Vess said. “He did some
14 podcasts this way. created different types of
incredible podcasts that
These podcasts were podcasts. He made a pod-
teach students how the
first used in his behav- cast to help psychology
brain works.”
ioral neuroscience class students with the Ameri-
Isaac credits Dr. Rob
in 2006, and Isaac asked can Psychological Asso-
Viau and Dr. Hank Ed-
Dr. Nolan White to do the ciation writing style, as
mondson with laying the
same. They gave their stu- well as advising podcasts,
groundwork for using
dents a pre-test, provided in which he breaks down
iPods in the classroom.
them with a video iPod the core curriculum for
When video iPods hit the
to watch the podcasts and students.
scene, Isaac thought he
at the end of the semester “I’ve learned more
could use them to help his
would give them a post- about the software, so
students. He learned the
test. He experimented I’m more proficient now,”
necessary software, such
with the podcasts in his Isaac said.
as Keynote, iMovie and
classroom for over a year Isaac did not use his
GarageBand, in order to
and a half, but because it podcasts of the brain this
create his podcasts.
did not count for a grade, year because he is current-
“Professor Isaac’s pio-
many students did not uti- ly working on improving
neering use of podcasts
lize them. them for future classes.

Giving Tree
in 2004, when Turner was a senior in
high school. He was given a project for
a class that could be on anything. After
Continued from Page 3... much contemplation in his basement, he
came to the conclusion that he loved kids
The tree, a brandy wine red oak ma- and that he wanted to do something that
ple, was then placed into its hole where would make a difference in another’s
anyone who wanted to take part in the life.
tree,could shovel soil into the hole “The whole idea is to give kids the best
around it. The oak tree was chosen be- Christmas of their lives,” Turner said.
cause of the beautiful red colors that the Today, Santa’s Miracle Fund has
leaves turn during the seasons. helped over 300 children of sick fami-
“It’s a win-win situation,” Stiles said. lies in hospitals all over Georgia. Each
“We get to pick who child who participates
we want (to receive receives $100 to Toys-
the dedication) and
(the school) gets to
“The whole idea is R-Us to spend on what-
ever they wish, and if
pick the location.” to give kids the best the family of the sickly
Yasmiene Davis,
a senior mass com- Christmas of their child has more than one
child, each child in the
munication major, lives.” family also receives
loved being a part of $100 to spend.
the experience. The tradition of
The tree was plant-
ed “so their legacy
-Chris Tuner, planting a tree in dedi-
can be remembered founder of Santa’s cation of someone is a
tradition that will con-
here,” Davis said.
Along with the
Miracle Fund tinue through the years.
The first tree planted on
Superstars program, campus in this ceremo-
Turner also started nial tradition still stands
Santa’s Miracle Fund, a program that by the MSU lounge in dedication of the
helps the families of sick hospitalized people in the Oklahoma City bombings.
children enjoy the Christmas holiday
a little bit easier. The fund was started
May 1, 2009 News The Colonnade 5

In celebrating Earth Day, students participated in eco-friendly events
such as recycling, biking and measuring their waste.

Matt Rogers / Staff Photographer Claire Dykes / Staff Photographer Sean Noah / Staff Photographer
Students separate their food from their paper and plastic The Environmental Science club collect donations as they Students participate in a group bike ride to join in the events
waste so the used products can be recycled. help separate recyclables. of Earthfest.

by Matt Rogers the bottles as mementos from the Sodexo Earth Day Unfortunately, due to the windy weather, Sodexo had
Staff Reporter event. Instead of taking unused food and plates to the to move the event from its intended venue of the court-
conveyor belt where the food would be thrown into the yard in between Foundation and Parkhurst halls to its
Global Warming. Renewable resources. These are trash, Sodexo set up a system of different receptacles cafeteria on campus.
items that the media bombards us with every day revolv- to encourage recycling: one bin for food scraps and the Other Sodexo cafeterias across the country participat-
ing around the environment. Earth Day is that one day a other for plastic and paper products. ed in an “Earth Day Will Weigh Waste to Raise Aware-
year that we stop and think about the environment and Sodexo recycled all the paper and plastic products ness of Impact” event. Students weighed their food be-
how we can make this planet that we live on a better that were used during the event. fore it was thrown away to show the students how much
place for us and our future children. “I think (what Sodexo did) is good, but it needs to be they wasted. According to Monica Zimmer of Sodexo,
Sodexo chose to celebrate Earth Day in its cafeteria more habitual,” sophomore Carrie Burks said. 25 percent of prepared food is wasted. In addition, the
by providing an environmentally-friendly dinner. The The Board of Regents turned down the Green Fee ini- US spends $1 billion a year to dispose of food waste.
tables were decorated with bouquets of flowers in tin tiative that would have provided campus recycling ear- The District Marketing Manager of the Wooten Dis-
cans. Paper plates and plastic forks replaced Sodexo’s lier this month. trict, Katy Kash, explains why GCSU’s Sodexo isn’t fol-
regular colorful tableware so that water could be con- “There needs to be more recycling options on cam- lowing suit with the other Sodexhos.
served without having to wash dishes that night. The pus,” sophomore Elizabeth Dalman said. “(Sodexo is) just doing something different,” Kash
buffet line ranged from hot dogs and veggie burgers to “It surprises me that it's up to the dorms to recycle said. “(Sodexo) wanted (its) event to be as sustainable
locally-grown organic vegetables. TVs displayed the while (I think that) a service should be provided," Burks as possible. (Sodexo wanted to provide) a fun, laid-back
campus news and lights illuminated the room. Students said. event to celebrate the Earth.”
poured colored sand into used plastic bottles and kept
Friday, May 1, 2009
The Colonnade’s Forum for Public Debate
Editor in Chief, Corey Dickstein

The Hard Press

by James Odom

Editor in Chief bids adieu

Twenty-six production nights, twenty-six news-
papers and approximately 325,000 words. Another
school year has passed us by.
For me, this is it. My last issue. The end.
Until this moment I didn’t really know what it was
I was feeling. As I sit in The Colonnade office on the
final production of my college career, a week and half
from walking across the stage as a college “graduate,”
(although I won’t receive my diploma until after com-
pleting Maymester and my internship), I’m feeling
both sad to have to leave this newspaper and excited
to head toward my uncertain future.
For the past three years, I have dedicated my life

A guiding light for post graduation

to this newspaper. Tonight, I sit here surrounded by
some of my best friends, my Colonnade family – there
is no other word that can begin to define the relation-
ships forged by working together at this newspaper. I
can’t help but think over all the wonderful (and ter-
rible) memories we’ve made together. (George Allen was speak- country to California to these. I mean, no offense,
College has been one hell of an experience. We’ve ing—no great loss), but live with one of my best but you picked a hell of a
all had our ups, downs and in betweens. Personally, also because of the tequi- friends. I had no plan in time to graduate college.
I’ve grown as a person and believe I am beginning to la, in which my head was mind or job lined up; all (Ahem.)
learn exactly who I am. still swimming while scary I had was $4,000 and a I tell you my story not
While I know that most of the people that will read thoughts like “What am I burning desire to get the to bore you, horrify you or
this both in print and online are not graduating, I re- going to do with my life?” hell out of Dodge. I didn’t suggest that you are going
ally want to take the time and say congratulations to and “Holy sh*t, what am know what would happen. to spend most of the next
those that are. Whether you are graduating with a I going to DO with my Well, not much did. year living with your par-
bachelor’s or master’s degree, you have accomplished LIFE?” circled like worri- I lived like a bum off the ents and scooping dog doo
an outstanding feat. And you can be sure that you are some sharks. money I’d saved (reading, (not that there’s anything
leaving GCSU with an excellent education. Thankfully, just as the eating fro yo, watching wrong with that). By nar-
Let’s get out there and see what impact we can thoughts were smelling Arrested Development), rating my darkest—or at
Evan Allgood
make on the world. by
blood, an anonymous old met a few real-life LA ste- least, smelliest—hour, I
For those of you returning to GCSU next year – Columnist
white guy in a tricked-out reotypes (the phony talent hope to underscore the fact
don’t worry I’m not forgetting you – know that The gown handed me a blank agent, the creepy photog- that events probably won’t
Colonnade is in more than capable hands and will con- Good afternoon. Despite
repeated e-mails to Presi- piece of paper wrapped in rapher) and held down a unfold the way you think.
tinue to strive to provide you with the necessary infor- a ribbon. For all intents single job for a single ori- And that’s not necessarily
mation about the GCSU campus community. Current dent Leland, Dean Harsh-
barger, Ryan Greene and and purposes (especially entation session because a bad thing.
Colonnade News Editor Marge (Claire) Dykes will those of the metaphor, my manager, the training A shade over 40 years
take over as Editor in Chief, and I personally promise about two dozen other uni-
versity officials who may which I am beating into the video and the atmosphere ago, when he was about
she will keep the boat motoring along.
The Colonnade would not be possible without the or may not be involved in ground), this blank piece of the restaurant were all your age, a tiny southern
support of the GCSU administration, the campus com- the graduation ceremony, I of paper was a lifesaver. eerily reminiscent of the writer named Truman Ca-
munity and most importantly the readers. A special have not been permitted to Thank you, anonymous movie “Waiting.” After pote (who never graduated
thanks is in order to all of those people here that help address the Class of 2009 white guy. I will never for- four months, I was broke. college, by the way) stood
us produce this publication. during this year’s com- get your glasses or your With zero prospects and on the brink of fame and
Working for this newspaper and attending this uni- mencement. On the con- beard, which I think was very few friends, I pinned fortune. In his debut nov-
versity have truly been wonderful experiences, and trary, I have been ordered gray, assuming you had a note to my roommate’s el—a story about growing
I can’t even begin to describe how many memories by campus security to stay one. door (“Trevor, if you’re up—Capote wrote that
I’ve made over the past four years and how much I at least 500 feet away from Okay, it doesn’t exactly reading this, you already “What we most want is
will miss the people, places and events that have made all seniors on the date of work like that. know…”) and drove back only to be held, and told
GCSU home. May 9, 2009. Yes, someone in a to Virginia with my tail that everything… every-
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s off to the “real world” So, to avert any possible tricked-out gown is going lights between my legs. thing is going to be all
for this guy... Bring it on! legal ramifications, I will to hand you a blank piece It was a humbling expe- right.”
try to keep this brief. of paper (they mail you the rience, to say the least. Three years ago, when
Your 2008-2009 Editor in Chief, signing off, Three years ago I stood real thing later), but that But from the ashes of I was about your age—
in your unsteady shoes, piece of paper—though that humiliation arose a and two years ago, when
gazing into a murky, fore- symbolic of a great accom- blazing phoenix of accom- I was lost in California—
boding future. Shifting and plishment—is not going to plishment! Less than a year and one year ago, when I
sweating like a pig in my ease all your doubts about after returning home— was waiting to hear from
gown (oh yes, there will the future. I hate to say during which time I, yes, grad schools—all I wanted
Corey Dickstein be sweat), I was drunk not this, but that piece of paper lived with my father and was to be held and told
only with anxiety and re- is actually liable to mag- yes, briefly resumed dog- that everything would be
Editorial Board lief, but also tequila, for I
graduated on May 6, and
nify your fears, because
it represents the end of a
walking, before ascend-
ing to the jet-setter world
all right.
Today, I am legally for-
on the previous night Cin- chapter in your life. And of substitute teaching—I bidden from holding any
Corey Dickstein Katelyn Hebert co de Mayo—a voluptuous you don’t know how the was accepted to GCSU’s of you. But, in all serious-
Editor in Chief Asst. Features Editor rest of the book is going to Creative Writing program. ness, I would like to tell
Colonnade@ Friday of a woman—had Sam Hunt beckoned to me with Two turn out. (The big-screen Although I can’t sincerely you that—despite the fact
Asst. Sports Editor Fingers. adaptation, unfortunately, call Milledgeville a dream that almost nothing will be
Claire Dykes Though I can’t condone is sure to disappoint.) destination, my assistant- what you expect—every-
News Editor Claire Kersey succumbing to such he- After graduation, I ship provides me with thing, everything is going
ColonnadeNews@ Layout & Design Editor donistic impulses, I will walked dogs for a com- honest, meaningful work to be all right. say that the ceremony ab- pany (bling bling!) and and enough money to pay Congratulations. Enjoy
Chelsea Thomas solutely flew by. Like, re- lived with my dad for six the bills, and there’s some- this and everything else.
Amanda Boddy Spotlight Editor months. Then, practically thing to be said for that—
Features Editor ally fast. This is probably
ColonnadeFeatures@ Bobby Gentry because I missed most of it on a whim, I drove cross- especially in times like Multimedia Manager

Noteworthy columnnist signs off

Preston Sellers Kim Brumfield
Sports Editor Copy Editor
ColonnadeSports@ Sarah Giarratana
Asst. Copy Editor
Lissa Speer teaches the entire allotted feels like a long time ago. To those graduating, I
Photo Editor Stephanie Sorensen time. This article is about You’ll be here a while, try don’t know what to say.
Community News Editor each and every one of us. to enjoy it. It’s hard to say what to
Christa Murphy At this moment there One of the best things expect after graduation in
Ad Manager Lee Sandow are over 5,000 GCSU stu- you can do in college is a “been there, done that”
ColonnadeAds@ Webmaster dents. And each one of us become involved. Student way when I haven’t been is at a different point in our organizations cater to vir- there, and I haven’t done
Tyler Anderson life. Some are freshmen tually every hobby and that, yet. I suppose the
Matt Chambers Business Manager who just experienced their social group imaginable. same principles from my
Asst. News Editor first year on their own. Find something you enjoy, advice to the undergrads
Macon McGinley
Faculty Adviser Some are upper-classmen, do it and have fun. Three still apply. Try to enjoy
preparing for the big world years ago, I joined The every minute of life. And
before them. Some have Colonnade to write opin- also try to be involved. If
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responsible for any false tographs appearing in The school year is al- cate or even just for fun (I ty-five columns published terest in college, then you
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saying a lot lately: There’s
vertising to a greater ex- noted, are copyrighted always next year. Except four years fly by quickly, has been one of the most Where ever you go in
tent than the cost of the by The Colonnade. not for me. But this is a and before you know it rewarding experiences of the world, and whatever
space in which the item good thing, I’m graduat- you will be a graduate. But my life. With many writ- you do, I ask that you re-
occurs. The Colonnade Corrections ing. Four years ago, me and the truth is that they go by ers graduating, The Col- member GCSU, our proud
reserves the right to edit about 1,000 of my closest kind of slow. An individual onnade will be looking and stalwart community.
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May 1, 2009 Opinion The Colonnade 7

L etters to the E ditor

Everyone affected by taxes
Dear Editor, to contribute, whether they can afford it
or not. That is the true reason behind all What are your plans for the summer?
In light of recent articles about taxes these tea parties, excessive taxing, and
and tea parties, beginning namely with not merely for our generation today, but “I’m going to France and Italy this sum-
“Taxes not Student’s Cup of Tea”, and for future generations who already have
branching out to the objectivity of Ms. a heavy burden of debt waiting for them.
mer. I have no plans, so I’m just going to
Sorensen’s article, I would like to clarify Thomas Jefferson understood well the go around and sightsee. This is my first
what I feel to be a serious misjudgment problem of disproportionate taxing when time going to France and Italy.”
on the part of certain authors. he said, “Loading up the nation with debt
The demonstrations, or “Tea Parties”, and leaving it for the following genera- Anna Meise, junior, biology
as they have become known as, are peace- tions to pay is morally irresponsible. Ex-
ful protests that give ordinary Americans cessive debt is a means by which govern-
the chance to voice their disapproval over ments oppress the people and waste their
the stimulus bill and the exorbitant taxes substance. No nation has a right to con- “This summer I’m working at a
that ensued because of it. tract debt for periods longer than the ma- phone company called Guild Quality.
The stimulus bill will affect everyone, jority contracting it can expect to live.” It’s not in here yet, but it’ll be moving
rich or poor, married or single, big busi- Ms. Sorensen described in her article to Milledgeville soon.”
nesses and little businesses, whether or exactly what she saw, unbiased and clear-
not they make “$250,000” or not. My fa- cut, and what hopefully every one of us
ther makes nowhere near that amount of will see over time, which is ordinary
Brandon Kendall, junior, English
money each year, he has six children, two Americans, young and old, with a vision
of which are in college, and four of which to see true government restored, where
are in elementary school up through high national representatives step up and take
school. However, according to the gov- responsibility to actually represent the “This summer I’m doing an intern-
ernment, he is “upper class” and there- people’s concerns and issues, instead of ship at Soviee which is an event plan-
fore has already had to fork over more merely their own. ning company in Atlanta.”
tax money, though we are currently hav-
ing to take out loans just to pay for col- Kristin Cotton Lindsey Roberto, sophomore,
lege. Some tax break. The $787 billion Freshman mass communication
dollars isn’t just for the wealthy to pay, English Creative Writing major
folks, the Obama administration is going
to make everyone dig out their wallets

“For the summer I’m volunteering at

The Colonnade encour- • telephone number • All letters will be edited a Young Life camp in Arizona called
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All letters must be typed withheld only under very disposition. Letters will be
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• names • Letters longer than 300
printed at the discretion of “I’m going to Trinidad and Trinabago
the Editor in Chief.
• address/ Email address words may be condensed. this summer. Hopefully, I’ll get to watch
the sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach
and maybe see them hatch.”
•In last week’s edition of The Colonnade Katelyn Hebert was listed as a Staff Reporter
Tiffiny Shoham, senior, chemistry/biology
when she is in fact a Senior Reporter.
Reported by Taylor Ehramjian
Poll of the Week
Graphic by Corey Dickstein

How much do you swear?

Occasionally Constantly
29% 26%
I have to go to class now... Unlike 1/2 the population who is paying for noth-

Dear Colonnade Vent,

I have been writing other people’s vents in this box all semester, people I
don’t talk to and only hear, usually when I am bored. Maybe people should
stop talking so loud if they don’t want their issues known???

Does anyone else think it’s odd that the school is so worried about how it
looks and therefore dyes the grass green?

Cs and Ds still earn degrees!

Only Never The people on the clubhouse deck at Bobcat...shut up and turn down your
when angered 18% music. Some of us are trying to study and graduate...
HAVING A F***ING RAVE. SHUT THE F*** UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you taking summer classes?

One day, the world will talk in abrevs.

I’m on a boat cake.

• Yes, I need the • No, the classes
hours I need aren’t Really? 8-10 pg paper due today? Then you cancel class (without emailing
your students)? I got 2 hours of sleep working on that thing!
• Yes, summer is the offered
best time to take • No, I won’t be in Whoever’s using the baseball field at West right now needs to understand one
thing: No one wants to hear your bad music. Shut up.
classes town
Vote online at Want to vent about something? Send us a message about what’s bothering
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Bowman, Jeanne O’Neal Hidalgo, Jeannette Nicole Spraley, Jeffrey Blake Osburn, Jeffrey Marc Salatino, Jeffrey Raymond Reusche, Jeffrey Tyler West, Jeni Sarah Day, Jenifer M. Lowe, Jenna Marie Milligan, Jennifer A. Clement, Jennifer A. Parker, Jennifer Amanda Lamb, Jennifer Ann Overbay, Jennifer Brooke Robinson, Jennifer Carol Martin, Jennifer Carol Veal, Jennifer Catron Thompson, Jennifer Cooley Bachner, Jennifer Deane Gotrich,
Jennifer Elizabeth Stoudenmier, Jennifer Ellen Gardin, Jennifer Ellen Yawn, Jennifer Elyse Keeton, Jennifer Erin Irish, Jennifer L. Harris, Jennifer Lee Proffit, Jennifer Louise Andrew, Jennifer Lynn Shannon, Jennifer Lynne Watkins, Jennifer Michelle Babb, Jennifer R Franklin, Jennifer R. Chaney, Jennifer Rebekah Sands, Jennifer Renae Franklin, Jennifer Renae Hicks, Jennifer Renee Garmon, Jennifer Vickery, Jenny Leigh Hancock, Jereme
Lyndon Dame, Jeremiah M. Mobley, Jeremy Bryant Johnson, Jeremy Oliver Miller, Jeremy Steven Holloway, Jesse Stephen Couch, Jessica Christine Cronic, Jessica Claire Clements, Jessica Clarice Bean, Jessica Danielle Greeson, Jessica Denise Fields, Jessica Katlyn Vega, Jessica Kristina Martin, Jessica L. Giordano, Jessica L. Jowers, Jessica L. Thompson, Jessica Lauren Jarrell, Jessica Lee Whiteside, Jessica Leigh Coulter, Jessica Leigh
Robinson, Jessica Louise Wilbanks, Jessica Lynn Atkinson, Jessica Lynn Beard, Jessica Lynn Erwin, Jessica Maria Louder, Jessica Parks, Jessica Ruth Affleck, Jessica Wrenne Bashor, Jessie Lee Callaway, Jill Marie Thomas, Jill Melissa Tribble, Jillian Dyan Dunn, Jillian M. Moser, Jimmie L. Gilbert, Jimmie Lee Fowler III, Joanna Caroline Toy, Jodie Lauren Aldridge, Joel Lyndon NeSmith, John Bartholomew Buff, John Cook Strickland, Jr., John
David Cogsdill, John J. Sutton, John Michael Andrejewski, John Michael Butler, John Micheal Raymond, John Paul Riddle, John Russel VanBrunt IV, John Sibley Weaver III, John Taylor, John Temple Pickworth, John Tyler Anderson, John William Harpe, Johnathan M. Yerby, Johnie Allen Winn, Johnnie Rutherford Norton, Johnny Ryan Howze, Jon Brandon Furqueron, Jon Taylor Sellers, Jonathan A. Heslep, Jonathan David Stockwell, Jonathan
Derek Hollis, Jonathan Edward Haymon, Jonathan M. Pinto, Jonathan Raymond Betts, Jordan L. Turner, José Victor Guerra Awe, Josef T. Long, Josefina Maria Endere, Joseph Blain Foley, Joseph Brantley Patrick, Joseph Daniel Wilson, Joseph Douglas Steelman, Joseph M. Alston, Joseph Mark Yancey, Joseph Michael Moseley, Joseph P. Tamasi, Joseph Samuel Voltner, Josephine Kamera, Josh Alan Ghann, Josh Howard Eckerle, Joshua
Alan Gentrup, Joshua Brendan Saggus, Joshua David Farrell, Joshua Lee Clark, Joshua Michael Thornton, Joy Leann King, Joyce Sherece Hollins, Juan Ignacio Bialet, Juliana Crystal McCormick, Juliana R. Bradley, Julie Ann Patterson, Julie Deanne Prieto, Julie Marie Long, Julie Marie Morris, Justin Adams Clements, Justin Bradley Haight, Justin Daniel Doroshenko, Justin David Morgan, Justin Kyle Brown, Justin Mark Jones, Justin Michael
Treisch, Justin Neil Huddleston, Justin Osborne, Justin Raymond Timms, Justin Robert Bartuska, Justin Thomas Pickham, Justin Yates, Kaitlin Leigh Woods, Kara Bedgood Duggan, Karen Marie Sparks, Karen Michelle Farmer, Kari Ann Ellingson, Karla Leigh Graham, Kasey Suzanne Orwick, Kasie Lyn Rewis, Kasie Lynn Wood, Katey Elizabeth Follett, Katharina Nicole Cantor, Katherine Smith, Katherine Anna Ouellette, Katherine
Coddington Harper, Katherine Corinne Firebaugh, Katherine E. Stewart, Katherine Elizabeth Azain, Katherine Elysse Barron, Katherine Flook, Katherine Goulding Fendt, Katherine Irene Swaim, Katherine L. Wall, Katherine Marie Knothe, Katherine Marie Miles, Katherine Mary Strack, Katherine Noel Warren, Katherine Ragusa, Katherine Walts, Kathleen Anne Gearhart, Kathleen Anne Maguire, Kathleen Diana Hatchett, Kathleen
Elizabeth Deen, Kathleen Ray Gettmann, Kathryn Corinne Bozeman, Kathryn Elizabeth Moss, Kathryn J. Elliott, Kathryn Jeanette Telford, Kathryne Leigh Boatman, Kathy M. Zellner, Katie Elizabeth Huston, Katie Elizabeth McDowell, Katie Elizabeth Waldon, Katrina Clark, Katrina Nicole Lamphere, Kayla Marie Williams, Keidra Baitey, Keith Alan Johnston, Keith Ardin Knierim, Kellan Lee Chrisman, Kelley Ann Dort, Kelley Lauren Evans,
Kelley Lynne Fleischmann, Kelli M. Massey, Kelli Michelle Phillips, Kelly Alexander Clark, Kelly D. Boulineau, Kelly Lynne Teague, Kelly Miller, Kelly Millsaps, Kena Lauren Veal, Kendra Eileen McDaniel, Kenneth Adam McGraw, Kenneth Burns Steen Jr., Kenneth Dale Cofer, Kenneth E. Hill, Kerrie Mechelle Garrett, Keshana Snead, Kevin Daniel Brown, Kevin Elliott Bull, Kevin Francis Dunn, Keysha Wilmore King, Kh Tanveer Ahmed,
Khadene Elaine Campbell, Kimberley A. Murdoch, Kimberly A. Taylor, Kimberly Ann Contigiani, Kimberly Ann Goodwin, Kimberly Ann Mosley, Kimberly Anne Owens, Kimberly Axtell Grizzle, Kimberly Blackwell, Kimberly C. Stephens, Kimberly Jean O’Neal, Kimberly Joan Latham, Kimberly Lynn Strnad, Kimberly Page Brumfield, Kimberly Plymal Van Oteghem, Kimtra Ne’Quanna Anderson, Kincey Elizabeth Hall, Kinya M. Gerald, Kirsten
Nicole Smith, Kori Elizabeth Pickowitz, Krista L. Little, Krista Lauren Stanley, Krista Lee Hall, Kristen Blair Brooks, Kristen Grace Moore, Kristen Marie Petersen, Kristen Michelle Thrasher, Kristen Nicole Snabes, Kristen Wilkes Clark, Kristie Lynn Love, Kristin Alanna Compton, Kristin Court Barwick, Kristin Craig Kristin Rae Giddens, Kristin Thomas, Kristina Giles, Kristopher Gary Clark, Krystle Chamaine Stanley, Kurt Josef Nieser,
Kwameika Brown Postell, Kweku Pobee, Kyle B. Collins, Kyle Houston Borgognoni, Kyle Lee Varner, Kyle Richard Garrett, Kyle Robert Herndon, L. Cecilia Wilson, Lacey A. Garza, Lacey Nicole Young, Lacey Patrice Hitchings, Lacy Michelle Gary, La’Detra Deshaye Braswell, Ladonna Leah Perkins, Lamario Nacal Harris, Lance Patrick Ballard, Lanita Michelle Hurt, Lantesha Sarita Mayweather, LaQuanna Shanera Pierce, Larissa Murphy
Beecher, Lashaundra N. Pierce, Latasha Y. Ward, Laura Ann Stewart, Laura Ann Suppa, Laura Boham, Laura Brittany Williams, Laura Christa Moore Garner, Laura Grace Dees, Laura Holland, Laura Kathryn Bowden, Laura Palmer, Laura Shan Meyer, Laura Suzanne Yerden, Laurel Beth Monismith, Lauren Alyssa Boyd, Lauren Ashley Edwards, Lauren Ashley Payne, Lauren C. King, Lauren Deloris McLeod, Lauren Elizabeth Evans,
Lauren Elizabeth Lundin, Lauren Elizabeth Schmus, Lauren J. Spost, Lauren Leigh Harrison, Lauren Patricia Cross, Lauren Taylor Dickson, Laurina Lola Rosalyn Williams, Lee Edwin Sandow, Lee Patrick McDermott, Lee Singley Caldwell, Leigh Ann Allen, Leigh Ann Stephens, Leigh Anne Wilson Pullen, Lera Harben, Lesley Virginia Pittman, Leslie Faye Ryals, Lessie Thomas, Li Cheng, Likisha S. Renfroe, Linda Teneal Livingston,
Lindsay Ann Bailey, Lindsay Diane Scott, Lindsay Elizabeth Crawford, Lindsay Elizabeth Morrison, Lindsay Marie McDonald, Lindsay Marie McDonald, Lindsay P. Sherrer, Lindsay Timms, Lindsey Fay Holder, Lindsey Hays Goolsby, Lindsey M. Hornsby, Lindsey Marie Carroll, Lindsey Michelle Peaden, Lindsey Renee Swanson, Lindsey Zane Camp, Linzy Kathryn Barnett, Lisa Ann Davis, Lisa Bickley, Lisa D. Thompson, Lisa Evans Warren,
Lisa Floyd, Lisa Mann Angell, Lisa Ren’ee Hicks, Lixian Chen, Liz Thomas, Lorenzo Watts, Lori Danielle Evans, Lori Heather Brown, Lori Johnson Pietrofere, Louis Edward Evans, Louise LaVerne Elliott, Lowell H. Slagle, Lydia F. Riddle, Lynda Gail Grable, Lyndsay Lett Riley, Lynn Pryor Chapman, Lynn Versluys, Madelyn E. Jackson, Maegan Ann Holt, Magen Lee Dennis, Mallory Kaye Jones, Mandalyn Michelle McCullars, Mandy Chandler,
Manley Taylor Smith, Marc Robert Feuerbach, Marci Renee Strefling, Marcia Vernise Horton, Marcus Peden, Margaret Diane Talvan, Margaret Elaine Halleck, Margaret Fairchild Dozier Holliday, Margaret Joanne Nelson, Margaret Scarano, Maria Henderson Hargrove, Marianne Lea Estes, Marica Lanisha Ford, Marisa Briante, Marjorie Di Francesco Ceppo, Mark A. Misinco, Mark Andrew Stevens, Mark C. Mang, Mark Christopher
Pitts, Mark Denswell Fox, Mark Justin Dorner, Mark W. Barnhill, Mark’a E. Smith, Markelia Blair-Cooper, Marla O. McQueen, Mary Christine Zehner, Mary Eugenia Byrne, Mary Katherine Pardee, Mary Laurel McCaskill, Mary Lauren Waller, Mary Margaret Ansley, Mary Margaret Elkins, Mary Myers Bridges, Mary Reid Franklin, Mary Shenika Woodard, MaryAnn Michelle MacAllister, Mathew G. Price, Mathis Lee Wilkens, Matthew C.
Furgerson, Matthew Charles Clements, Matthew Edward Dumiak, Matthew J. Leitner, Matthew Jon Battaglia, Matthew Lord Belenchia, Matthew Robert Grube, Matthew Ronald Masc’e, Matthew Ross Hayes, Matthew Stephen Grattan, Matthew Thomas Perez, Matthew Tyler Ransom, Maurice Jacob Pitts, Megan Brooke Doolittle, Megan E. Way, Megan Elizabeth Holmes, Megan Elizabeth Salter, Megan Francis Bailey, Megan Katherine
Matuszak, Megan Michelle Day, Megan Peterson, Megan R. Weissman, Megan Renee White, Megan Scott Forester, Meghan Elizabeth Wilde, Meghan Kathleen Lally, Meghan Rothenberg, Meghan Ruth Maloy, Melanie D. Thompson, Melanie Dianne Duncan, Melanie Leigh Peterman, Melinda Marie Martin, Melissa Jane Granish, Melissa Julia Myers, Melissa Lauren Walker, Melissa Lovett Cowart, Melissa Lynn Garner, Melissa Meghan
DeGeorge, Melissa R. Gordon, Melody Malone Bryans, Melvin Lattany II, Meredith Barrs Potter, Meredith Danielle Glover, Meredith Lee Dodson, Merriott Warren Reid III, Michael Aaron Sanders, Michael Albert Martin, Michael B. Ferra, Michael Christopher Wood, Michael Edwin George, Michael Eugene Simons Jr., Michael Garrett DeLeva, Michael Henry Newman, Michael J. Branson, Michael Lee Barks, Michael Melton, Michael
Patrick Davis, Michael Ryan Daniel, Michael S. McClung, Michael Scott Watkins, Michael Steven Bunn Jr, Michael William Mosely, Michael Winston Schuier, Michele Bickerstaff, Micheline P. Dickey, Michelle Holley Stewart, Michelle Lynne Hudson, Miguel Antonio Bosch, Miles Cameron House, Millicent Helena Lowe, Minh-Quan Tran Dang, Mitchell C. Bell, Mitchell Glenn Duncan, Mitchell William Seymour, Molex Simeus, Mollie Lynne Reeves,
Molly Irene Hanada, Monica L. Poole, Monica Renee Smith, Morgan Deirdre Murphy, Morgan Patricia Kelly, Morgan Payne, Mykhandria Iaubami Curry, Naomi Gabrielle Ritter-Cantesanu, Nashawna Renee Stephens, Natalie Celeste Ricks, Natalie Michelle McKelvey, Natasha L. Stotler, Nathan Alan Martin, Nathan Philip Dooley, Nathaniel Ralph Overall, Neca Lauren Wren, Neil Grady Orand, Nena Y. Harris, Nevada Katherine King,
Nicholas Anthony Bono, Nicholas Brandin Klinger, Nicholas Lewis Bennett, Nicholas Scott Haynes, Nicholas Steven Varn, Nicole Elizabeth Collier, Nicole Grace Meola, Nicole Hope Reynolds, Nicole Joli Romer, Nicole Murray McCormack, Nicole Sade Bello, Nida Kay Hogan, Nita Lane Southerland, Noelle Ashly Rose, Nolan Lawrence Smith, Nova B. Hammerquist, Octavia Johnson, Olalekan Oyapero, Olivia Rambo Murph, Omega
Rashun Finney, Paige Lynn Winzeler, Pamela Smith Longino, Pasqualina Irene Scharff, Patricia Anne Hightower, Patricia Holsey, Patricia S. Dedrick, Patricia Winnifred Barbre, Patrick Allan Bobo, Patrick Christopher Kenard, Patrick Johnathon Britt, Patrick Joseph Schinella, Patrick Len Pitts, Patrick Ryan McDowell, Patrick Tucker Gelinas, Paul Bryan Basham Jr., Paul M. Creech, Paul Ramsey Swift, Paul Ryan Garland, Paul Starley Jr.,
Pavielle Kyri’e Ludlow, Payal Deepak Kadakia, Pendar Khosravi, Peter Kidder, Philip A. Garner, Philleria T. Stephens, Phillip Jean Breaux, Phillis Lawanika Taylor, Pierre Antonio Williams, Prasanna Kumara Abeyrathna, Precious Ceiara Driskell, Quintress Leslie Hollis, Rachael Ann Miller, Rachel A. Stephens, Rachel Anne Brochstein, Rachel Catherine Blum, Rachel Elizabeth Hotchkiss, Rachel Eugenia Gowan, Rachel Jeffery, Rachel
Mariana Donehoo, Rachel Meagon Sullivan, Rachel Rollins Crowgey, Rachel Warren Hardy, Radu I. Malcoci, Ralph Brown, Ralph E. Robinson, Ralph Harold Parrish, Jr., Randi Lynn Noble, Rasheda Sade Jones, Rasheeda M. Matthews, Raven Hall, Reba Marie Gnann, Rebecca A. Norton, Rebecca Allen, Rebecca Anne Schemer, Rebecca Brost-Clark, Rebecca C. Chapman, Rebecca E. Sauls, Rebecca Elaine Lewis, Rebecca Joy Dunnam,
Rebecca L. Morris, Rebecca Lynn Flowers, Rebecca Lynn Sheppard, Rebecca Lynne Phillips, Rebecca Stapleton Louthan, Rebecca Taylor Altman, Rebekah Christine Clark, Renee Rehkopf Sellers, Rhonda S. Paulk, Ria Christine Pierce, Richard C. Lenderman Jr., Richard Evan Horton, Richard Luke Quick, Richard Mark Plunkett, Ricky Dwayne Williams, Jr., Rita Diane Reid, Robert A. Whitten, Robert Alan Patton, Robert Benjamin
Griffith, Robert Bruce Jones II, Robert Corey Tanner, Robert D. Youngblood, Robert E. Deimler, Robert Gregory Brooking, Robert H. Williams, Robert J. Herrmann, Robert Joe Farnsworth II, Robert Lewis Gurley Jr., Robert Matthew Moeck, Robert Scott Smith, Roberta S. Gorham, Robin Edwards Lattizori, Robin Michelle Keene, Robin Michelle Tarver, Robin Monique Briggs, Robyn Lee Harris, Rockne P. Hammer, Roger Austin Harrison,
Roger Edward Ruiz, Ronda Walker, Rose Robinson Jones, Rui Huang, Russell D. Holloway, Russell Lee Carter, Ruth Christine Henning, Ryan Bode, Ryan Fletcher Post, Ryan Gregory Sedgwick, Ryan Harris Jones, Ryan Jeffrey Coon, Ryan K. Smith, Ryan Kenneth Bockman, Ryan Mark Stelmachers, Ryan Michael Cleveland, Ryan Taylor Branch, Ryan Thomas Greene, S. Brooke Heindel, S. Elizabeth Pearce, Sabrina Lynn Hanson, Salem
P. Cook, Sallie Ann Smith, Sam Shin Il Kang, Samantha D. Howze, Samantha Kay Bivens, Sandie T. Albritton, Sandra A. Taylor, Sandra D. Durham, Sandra Denice Flowers, Sandra Metts, Sara Elizabeth Sellers, Sara Fleetwood, Sara Kathryn Anderegg, Sarah Adrian Lines, Sarah Alexandra Wier, Sarah Amanda Cape, Sarah Anne Mathias, Sarah Ashlee Mooneyhan, Sarah C. Mayberry, Sarah E. Meeks, Sarah E. Story, Sarah Elizabeth
Casteel, Sarah Elizabeth Hakala, Sarah Elizabeth Whitby, Sarah Frances Brewer, Sarah Hurst, Sarah Marie Ellis, Sarah Nicole Hawk, Sarah Pittard Hobbs, Sarah S. Dunn, Sasha Forde, Sasha Kay McKenzie, Satoko Masui, Saundra Tanner Pope, Scott H. Gray, Scott Hull, Scott Paul Hinnant, Scott Robert Blair, Scott W. Houston, Sean M. Peterson, Sean Michael Kindrick, Sean Rollin Ayers Wright, Shae Deannette Stringer, Shakeitrice
Resheia Stokes, Shane Patrick Darcy, Shannon Bradley Thompson, Shannon Elise Riley, Shannon Elizabeth Merritt, Shannon Guest Paine, Shannon Jonell Buff, Shannon M. Williams, Sharon Allen Lord, Shaun Anthony Lenderman, Shaun M. Monica, Shaun Manny, Shaundrick LaQuan Keaton, Shawana Latrice Harrison, Shawn Robert Parkison, Shawnsey Narcensio Rudolph, Sheena Marie Griffin, Sheila R. McRae, Shelbie Nichole
Lindsey, Shelli Evans Smithers, Shelly Elizabeth Major, Sheree Y. Gray, Shermeka Horne, Sheryl R. Volk Warner, Shiasta Ahmad Soofi, Shondolyn Haynes, Sierra Ann Sasser, Simon Tippett, Sonia Lee Faircloth, Sonja Hillman Wright, Sophia Muriel Flemming, Stacee Elizabeth Dunlap, Stacey Marie Homer, Stacey Michelle Geary, Stacey Michelle Wright, Stacey Monique Hankerson-Mathis, Stacey N. Hilliard, Stacey Stewart Bennett, Stacie
Proffitt, Stacy Lynette Smith, Stacy William Eldridge, Stefani Baker, Stephanie Ann Wiggins, Stephanie B. Mozley, Stephanie Christine Boylston, Stephanie Dawn Lewis, Stephanie Delores King, Stephanie Emilin Pate, Stephanie L. Onofri-Mulchan, Stephanie Marie Culberson, Stephanie Marie Holcomb, Stephanie Marie Mason, Stephanie Micheline Pope, Stephanie Smith Westmoreland, Stephen Colin Houser, Stephen Daniel Sharp,
Stephen Drake Benton, Stephen Dwight Howell, Stephen Glenn Ashley, Steven Chad Malcom, Steven Wayne Gill, Stuart Butts, Summer Celeste Causey, Suresh Nath Neupane, Susan Ann Millican, Susan D. Locks, Susan Michelle Eissner, Susan Nichole Haeusler, Susana Elisa Avalos, Susannah V. Young, Suzanne Young Brooks, T. Ryan Burke, Tabatha R. Harris, Tabitha L. Creel, Tamalyn B. Roebuck, Tamice Chirmere Parham, Tammy
E. Fietkau, Tammy L. Phagan, Tammy Marie Bushnell, Tammy R. Rivers, Tanya M. Knighton, Tara S. Walker, Tarah Elizabeth Gibbs, Tavias R. Bennett, Taylor A. Clark, Taylor Ann Sapp, Taylor Manning Adkins, Teresa M. Cranford, Teri Lynn Genova, Teris Flowers Lambert, Terri Bivens Scott, Theodoros Katsiroumpas, Thomas Clay McElheny, Thomas Edward Callahan, Thomas Emory Rice III, Thomas Hicks, Thomas Joseph Noel II,
Thomas Rhea Stahl, Thomas Y. Choi, Thurmasia Omari Love, Tiffany Danielle Bishop, Tiffany Jane Chaffin, Tiffany Leigh Cannon, Tiffany Lyn Zujkowski, Tiffany Rayeon Barron Momon, Tiffany Thomas Dean, Tilek Sydykov, Tim Campbell, Timothy John Passmore, Timothy Mark Pietrofere, Timothy Robert Barnes, Timothy Wayne May, Tina Elaine Kirkland, Tina Marie Saiani, Tinsley Ginn Smith, Tobias Lawrence Brown, Todd Edward
McRae, Todd Williams Estes, Tom Adam Ireland, Tomika Lorene Thomas, Toni Brooke McCranie, Tonya Michelle Perry Richardson, Tonya Yawn Lewis, Torrey Howard, Tracey Harbor, Tracey Lynne Phillips Johnson, Traci Bishop, Traci Shain Bass, Tracy Dixon Norris, Tracy Lynn Tompkins, Travis Andrew Smith, Travis Lane Garnto, Traylee Blair Chalker, Trevor Anthony Boddington, Tricia Naomi Collins, Troy Anthony Yanel, Troy Brandon
Scarbrough, Tyler Arlen Bennett, Tyler Austin Martin, Tyler Eugene Pursell, Tyler Stephens Tucker, Tyree Jammale Coney, Umair Abid, Ursula Lea Akridge, Valarie Webb, Vance L. Kitchens, Vanessa Lynn Bolden, Vanessa R. Cherry, Vaneta Valene Viars, Veronica Josephine Copeland, Victor Alejandro Ansley, Victoria L. Pelhank, Viraj B. Gandhi, Virginia C. Does, Wade Powers, Warren Downs, Webster Henry Marshall IV, Wendy L.
McMahan, Wendy R. Duggan, Wendy S. Pettit, Wendy Terrejean Watkins, Wendy Wahl Dennis, Wesley Allen Atwood, Whitney Kate Murray, Whitney Lauren Fee, Whitney Martin Bailey, Whitney Nicole Engel, Wilden Daniel Sanchez Diaz, William Aaron Adams, William Alan Barnes, William Andrew Brunton, William Bennett Stoner, William Bradley Stevens, William David Jones, William Henry Robinson, William Jonathan Landers, William Lee
Tucciarone, William Matthew Templin, William McNamara Young, William Ross Couch, William Ryan Scanlan, William Wesley Funderburke, Willie Belle Bradley, Willie Mae Wright, Winell Springer, Wren Margaret Lindsey, Yissel I. Mathison, Yu-Chuan Chen, Yuri Danielle Blake, Zach Swilling, Zachary J. Whitaker, Zachary Michael Zapata, Zachary Scott Vinsant, Zachary Stephen Johnston
“When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville.”
-Flannery O’Connor
will never forget...
A Message to the Class of 2009 I
The time Ted and I lifted his The trifecta 80’s party when
A few days ago I asked a graduating senior how she felt about nearing the end of couch, that he no longer we ribbon danced in the sand
her studies at Georgia College. She told me that her feelings were mixed. On the
one hand, she was glad to soon be leaving behind the grind of classes, tests and wanted, all the way to the and the cops came....twice.
term papers. But, she added that she would miss her favorite professors and the
friends she has made as a student here. She also worried about the economy and
“ top floor of Foundation and
“ -Marianne Estes
what this might mean for finding the job of her dreams. pushed it off the ledge falling ”
And that’s where many graduating seniors find themselves emotionally: experienc-
four stories between the stairs.
ing a sense of pride in accomplishment, relief that the semester’s work will soon
be over, sadness for what will be left behind, and excitement tinged with some ap- -Matt Moore
prehension about the future. It is a heady emotional mix that many of you will feel
more strongly as the actual day of your commencement celebration approaches.

So savor the moment. In between finishing up your coursework and packing up
your belongings, take the time to talk with your favorite teacher one last time. Visit
Tripping over Milledgeville’s When that guy came to talk about
the places here that you love the most and fix them in your memory. Celebrate with his book “Crossing Over” and
friends, particularly those with whom you want to stay connected. And, while you sidewalks and parking tickets.
are at it, honor the valuable things you have learned and vow to take them with you only like four incoming freshmen
into your futures.
“ -Jodie Aldridge
“ had actually read it.
The Georgia College community will miss you! -Kika Caparisos

- President Dorothy Leland

” ”
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Friday, May 1, 2009
The Colonnade’s Guide to Art and Entertainment Section Editor, Amanda Boddy

Directing students set the scenes

Lissa Speer / Senior Photographer

Addison Walden (right) holds the characters at gunpoint.

Lissa Speer / Senior Photographer Lissa Speer / Senior Photographer

Steve Holbert and Matt Riley act in “Scapino,” a play directed by Sean Casey. Scott Howard and Nic Marrone perform in “Scapino.”

by Zara Gray Rowe they had learned in class during the se- Every scene was different and kept the in the midst of a laughing attack, but his
Staff Writer mester. Elisha Hodgin, junior theater ma- audience interested. Although the plays second scene proved to be a crowd favor-
The night opened with a scene from jor, chose what some would call a contro- lasted longer than a normal production, ite.
“Scapino.” Student director Sean Casey versial scene. the audience thoroughly enjoyed every It was a scene from “Spring Awaken-
chose a high-energy comedy that filled “This story and this scene will make moment in a night full of emotion and ing,” which is a play that criticizes the
the audience with laughter. Nic Marrone, you think,” said Hodgin. “That is what I free entertainment. sexually-oppressive nature of Germany at
a fellow classmate of Casey, played the think theater is here for.” Lauren Adel, sophomore theater ma- the turn of the century. The scenes student
part of Leandro. The scene opened with a Hodgin’s scene was from “The Last jor, spent the evening observing her fel- director Danielle Pratt chose contained
swell of snickering as Marrone ran from Days of Judas Iscariot.” Hodgin wanted low classmates performing on stage from themes of great sexual discovery in one’s
the stage, into the audience and back as people to know that “You do not have to a different angle this time. self or in others. Marrone, who played
he chased character Scapino, played by be a Christian to see the importance of the “I really enjoyed being a part of the au- the part of Ernst, had to act the part of
Steve Holbert. Marrone’s character was story of Judas Iscariot.” dience for once,” Adel said. “I can learn a character that forced him to do some-
determined to kill Scapino. Hysteria en- The scene Hodgin chose portrayed something that I normally wouldn’t have thing out of the norm. His performance,
sued as the audience roared with laughter, Judas in a modern voice in such a relat- if I had been up there performing.” along with student actor Evan Fields, left
all the while the actors stayed in character able way. The student actors Hodgin When not performing, most of the ac- the audience speechless and on their feet
and kept the audience on the edge of their chose to perform in her scene consisted tors enjoyed sitting in the audience watch- applauding.
seats. of Caroline Horlacher, Gabrielle Bynd- ing the other productions. “I really enjoyed being a part of the
The students of Directing II brought loss, Shaun Manny, Zane Wind and Bren “It’s nice to be able to see my friends student directed scenes,” Marrone said.
their work to the stage on Thursday night Thomas. The scene ended and the lights perform,” said Bren Thomas, junior “It’s very demanding though, since we all
to an audience of about 75 students and resumed. theatre major. “It’s not often you get to have to get together and rehearse outside
teachers. The Directing II class had nine Even more moved than the audience, see the other shows because we’re usu- of class.”
student directors and about 30 volunteer were the actors themselves. ally backstage getting ready to go on our- The night came to a happy ending as
student actors. “This story has had a great impact on selves.” professor Karen Berman congratulated
Each student was required to pick a me and my spiritual well-being,” Hodgin Marrone acted in two different scenes her students on a job well done and a big
scene from a play they would enjoy di- said. “So much, in fact, that I wanted to directed by different students. His perfor- thank you to everyone who came to see
recting in order to show their teacher all share it with you.” mance in the first scene left the audience the show.

Dancers twirl away the time with spring concert

byAbby Bryant When asked her ex-
Staff Reporter pectations for this year’s
dance performance, ju-
Extraordinary is the only way to describe the 2009 nior accounting major
GCSU Dance Minor Spring Concert. The two perfor- and dancer Emily Wyche
mances, held over the weekend, brought in good sized said, “I think that this
audiences comprised of wide varieties of viewers. performance will be just
Both performances were held in Russell Auditorium. as great as last year’s.
The performance was made up of nine dances choreo- There are many different
graphed by both dance instructors and students. elements of dance this
year that I am excited
about, such as contem-
porary, jazz and hip hop.
The spring concert usu-
ally consists of ballet, Drake Simons / Senior Photographer
modern and sometimes Dancers appear to defy gravity as they leap into the air.
tap, so this year it will be
more diversified.” phers,” said Katie Ragusa, a senior psychology major.
The performance incorporated all of the dance “I think everyone has great ideas for their pieces, and
styles that Wyche listed which resulted in an atten- I can’t wait to see them on stage!”
tive audience. It lasted approximately one hour and The multiplicity displayed at the performance also
fifteen minutes, and when it ended the audience found benefits dancers like Collins, by broadening their
themselves eager for more. Junior mass communica- range of dance skills.
tion major Brittni Collins predicted this exact reaction “I have always considered myself a ballerina, most-
from the audience. ly because it is my first love … coming to college and
“The audience is going to be blown away. This is deciding to minor in dance gave me the opportunity to
not going to be a ‘prissy’ dance show!” she said. expand even more and really push myself to become a
Because of the diversity of the performance, many better modern dancer,” Collins said.
found it very appealing. Jacob Bowen, a junior busi- Amelia Pelton has directed the University’s dance
ness administration major at Dalton State College, program since its development 13 years ago. She has
traveled to Milledgeville on Sunday, to watch friends been involved with the Dance Minor Spring Concert
in the performance. He was impressed with the out- since that time as well. Her hopes are that each per-
come and enjoyed the assortment of dances. formance will be an improvement from the last.
“It was very cultural. I enjoyed the fact that there “We always strive to improve the technical abili-
was such a wide variety of dance styles,” Bowen ties of our students, the performance qualities and the
said. choreography of the students,” Pelton said.
Along with the wide variety of dances, there was Pelton implied that much time goes into preparing
also a broad range of music. It included classical mu- for the event by saying that she and the dancers began
sic as well as modern music. the rehearsal process in the fall. As far as rehearsals
While the dance instructors choreographed some of go, she said that “some have been rehearsing since
the dances from the performance, many of the pieces before Christmas, (and) the rest, right after.”
Drake Simons / Senior Photographer were choreographed by students.
A dancer captivates the audience with a pointe routine. “There is always a huge variety in the dance mi-
nor concert because of the many different choreogra-
12 The Colonnade Features May 1, 2009

by Chelsea Thomas
Q & A with Liz Havey
Liz Havey, the GCSU Study Abroad Advisor in the International Education Office, has helped more than 900 students study abroad in the past
four years. This summer alone there are 230 GCSU students traveling to distant countries around the world to explore and learn. In her spare
time Havey enjoys gardening, mountain biking, reading and cooking. Her “big thing” is to live life with no regrets.

school and later spent a year in Norway. Also in Q: So, what are all the countries you have been
high school, my family hosted an exchange student to? What was your favorite?
from the Czech Republic. That sparked my curiosity. A: I’ve been to Norway, France, England, Scot-
Q: So, what led you to GCSU? land, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany,
A: The job! I finished my bachelor’s degree in Austria, Monaco, Belgium, Switzerland, Mexico,
Indiana in 2003. I then went to Las Vegas to get my Canada, Italy, Greece and the Czech Republic. All
masters degree. While there, I began looking for jobs the countries were amazing. Each possesses their
working with international education. I had volun- own special characteristics. Still, my favorite would
teered in my study abroad office in Indiana and knew have to be Norway. I spent a year there between high
that this was what I wanted to do. In Las Vegas I did school and college, and it was definitely the most
an internship with a community college working transformative experience. My second house dad
with their international education orientation class. I was a pilot and one day he flew my house mom and
Photo by Chelsea Thomas also did a graduate assistantship in Las Vegas for the me up to the island of Svalbard, which is north of the
Q: Where were you raised as a child? Did you International Students and Scholars office. I began Arctic Circle. We were there in February when they
travel a lot when you were younger? continually applying for jobs in international educa- experience 24 hours of darkness. We went on a van
A: I was raised in the Midwest. I spent the first tion offices and finally GCSU fit. tour to see the wildlife during the brighter hours. That
half of my childhood in Indiana and the second half Q: What do you find most beneficial about your was amazing. Overall, that year taught me so much
in Illinois. My family went camping in the Midwest position as the GCSU Study Abroad Advisor? about myself, the United States and other cultures.
and visiting other places in the US, like Washington A: That’s a hard question! But, overall, it is so Q: What are your future ambitions and goals?
D.C. In high school, I went overseas for the first time rewarding to help students explore the world. I help A: As a GCSU Study Abroad Advisor, my ma-
to France. them do things I am really passionate about doing! I jor goal is to encourage more individuals to go study
Q: What initiated your interest for traveling get to watch that transformation from a student who abroad. My personal goal for the program is to get
the world? has never left the South, who has never been on an more students going on longer term programs. As
A: I was interested in it for a long time before the airplane, to someone who goes to Belize or Italy. an individual, I am working on my PhD through the
reality of it came into fruition. The travel bug bit that They have this eye-opening, “aha” moment. Watch- University of Georgia. Ideally, I hope to complete
first time I went to France when I was 16. From there ing the transformation from this insecure, unsure than soon. One day, I would like to work with more

Summer plans
I went to the Netherlands my senior year in high young student to a blossoming self-confident student international policy and development.
is very rewarding and invigorating.

Visiting artist discusses her works

made from repurposed materials
Check out for by Sophie Singer the rest with its uniqueness.
“It does not matter what the medium is,
Chris Moskaly’s review of
Staff Reporter
but the outcome is what matters,” Booker
The viewing of the distressed rubber said.
tires and all different types of other me-
‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine!’
Living in New York City gave Booker
dia formed into magnificent sculptures an opportunity to put her experiences and
brought passion and emotion amongst viewings into her artwork. For one of her
the audience on Thursday, April 23 at 6 pieces, she chose to focus on the home-
p.m. Chakaia Booker’s presence brought less in the city. Using discarded wood to
a glimpse of her artwork to the room. create this piece, the theme behind it was
While wearing a magnificent headdress, about how mostly women in the city were
made out of several patterns of cloth, she homeless and how they came into full
walked around the Museum Education bloom.
Room at GCSU, presenting her artwork While many of her sculptures involved
on a slide show to all the individuals in the use of rubber, she also used media such
the room. as dried fruit, photography and painting.
“I wear a headdress because it is art and One of Booker’s sculptures that stood
I sculpture myself,” Booker said. out from the rest was called, “The Milk
“I found the artist talk to be really in- Carton Installation.” Each milk carton
teresting,” said sophomore, Katie Justice, stood six-feet tall with writings on each
“Especially when someone in the audi- one, describing societal and chaotic issues
ence asked her why she wore the wrap on happening in the world.
her head and responded about how there “I was intrigued by her ability to relate
is no difference between her and her art.” milk cartons to issues going on through-
While going to graduate school, Book- out the world today,” said freshman, Pat-
er got a degree in ceramics. Her love for rick Robertson.
art came from how and why things got put Booker’s influences are not necessar-
together. ily influenced by people’s work, but the
Along the way, she collected items such appreciation of the work itself. For ex-
as clothing, knives and forks, and then ex- ample, she is influenced by the textures of
panded into more commercial items, such Romare Bearden’s work and the patterns
as sheetrock and rugs. She started with from Jacob Lawrence.
smaller pieces and worked them into a The theme behind this lecture series
larger form, similar to sewing, and then called, “The Culture of Women,” express-
each individual piece ended up being part es the passion of women artists and the
of a whole. influence they have in the world today.
With no car, Booker usually spent four Chakaia Booker has inspired many indi-
hours searching for materials, whether it viduals with her talented ability.
was wood or her most famous medium, “You can become an artist as long as
rubber. you keep on trying,” Booker said.
“The material is infinite. I think there Many of Booker’s sculptures can be
will always be rubber,” Booker said. found in her studio in New York, other
Rubber is also a medium that is cheap studios and outside parks.
and can make an art piece stand out from
May 1, 2009 Features The Colonnade 13
Jazz festival brings music Students make summer plans
to the ears of Milledgeville for classes, volunteer work by Allison Bramlett While some students choose to
Staff Reporter travel the world for relaxation, many
students will be volunteering. The
The warm weather is here and fi- Baptist Collegiate Ministries send
nals are creeping closer which can students from all over Georgia on
only mean one thing: summer is fan- missions all over the world.
tastically close. Students all across The number of students from GCSU
campus are finishing up with their that participate in collegiate summer
classes as fast as they can to get their missions through BCM average about
summer plans in gear. 10 or 11 each year. However, GCSU’s
Some students are packing up to BCM is part of a statewide program
go home as soon as the last final is that sends around 150 and 180 stu-
in, others are packing for their whirl- dents from colleges and universities
wind adventures and some may not across Georgia around the world to
be packing at all. serve as missionaries.
While many students take the much- While many go overseas, several
needed time off, many students take serve around the country, even right
the free time to take summer classes. here in Georgia. Some of this year’s
Students make use of summer classes destinations are the Golden Isles of
to either catch up or get ahead. Georgia, San Francisco, Yellowstone
According to Dr. Ed Hale, director National Park, Honduras, Mexico and
of institutional research, undergradu- Zambia.
ate enrollment for summer courses is The process to be sent on a mis-
increasing. From 2008, undergradu- sion trip through BCM is a long one.
ate enrollment has increased almost 5 Students interested in going must fill
percent. out an application to serve as a mis-
Bobby Gentry / Senior Photographer However, graduate classes are not sionary and have four to six personal
The GCSU Jazz Band performs with jazz bands from local high schools at the Jazz Festival, as popular. Hale suspects that this references. After the application pro-
held at the Heritage Plaza.
summer’s enrollment for graduate cess, comes a local interview. Those
classes will decline. As of right now, who pass the local interview then go
by Zara Gray Rowe Stevie Wonder. The master of ceremo- there are only 686 graduate students
nies for the night announced each piece to a statewide interview. The students
Staff Writer signed up for a summer term, whereas spend a weekend with all of the ap-
and every musician that had a solo. last summer had a total of 843. How-
A well-known spring event in the The GCSU Jazz band featured soloist plicants from across Georgia. A mis-
Milledgeville community made its way Dr. Gordon Vernick who plays jazz trum- ever, people are continuing to sign up sions committee then spends time
to Heritage Plaza last Friday at 5 p.m., pet. Vernick also coordinates the jazz for summer classes and a clearer total thinking over the best place for each
once again. It has been held at this venue classes and is a professor here at GCSU. can be seen in a few weeks. student to serve.
for the past three years. GCSU’s Depart- Corey Cross, a junior art major, Junior nursing major, Melissa Ror-
Dr. Vernick has an outstanding back- will be taking a Maymester course in
ment of Music and Theatre and Allied ground in music from some of the top ick is one of the handful of GCSU stu-
Arts sponsor this annual event. The Jazz musical institutions and has performed photography. dents going on a mission trip through
Festival brings people of all ages from with some of the top symphonies and “I really like Maymester because BCM. Rorick will be going to Zam-
surrounding counties to Milledgeville. it’s really short, but you get full credit bia for two weeks in May.
jazz quartets. hours for a normal course,” Cross “I wanted to do a medical missions
This year’s Jazz Festival showcased Dr. Todd Shiver, GCSU director
jazz bands from GMC, Oak Hill, Warner of bands, was there to support all the said. “You can just focus on that one, trip this summer because I’ve been in
Robins High School, Jones County High young jazz bands and then conduct his single class and that’s great.” the nursing program for a year now,”
School, Baldwin High School and our own, the GCSU Jazz Band. Two names
Those lucky enough can take their Rorick said.
very own GCSU Jazz Band.
summer class abroad. This summer, Rorick will be working with mo-
that were mentioned numerous times almost 200 students are going abroad. bile health clinics and volunteering
Police blocked off McIntosh Street so throughout the event Three of those students are interning at an orphanage where the children
the children could were his sons John overseas, while the rest are going var-
run around safely are orphans of HIV-infected parents.
and Andrew Shiver, ious places, from Argentina and Chile She will also help lead worship and
and parents could who both attend to Bulgaria and Greece.
set up lawn chairs prayer.
Jones County High Emily Davidson, a senior literature For the first week of August, Rorick
to relax and enjoy School. major, is taking two classes in Mon-
the music under the also plans to volunteer at an orphan-
“It was really nice tepulciano, Italy through Kennesaw age in China that works with babies
shade of the trees. to have Jones Coun- State University.
It was the perfect with cleft palates.
ty High School back “I’m taking summer classes be- Wherever the students go, Mitch
family outing – not after being gone for cause I enjoy getting ahead during my
a cloud in the sky. Wesley, the director of GCSU’S
three years,” Shiver time off, and I get to do it in Italy this BCM, hopes they will come back
There were GCSU summer,” Davidson said.
said. “It was John’s with a bigger worldview.
Jazz band CD’s for first time to play at
sale along with a the Jazz Festival and
Deano’s table sell- Andrew’s second
ing pizza to fami- time, and both my
lies for reduced boys had solos.”
prices. The festival en-
The festival courages these
began with the young students to
Georgia Military continue their musi-
College jazz band. cal talents through-
Each school per- out their educational
formed for about career. It is a great
30 minutes and all way for them to see
featured young so- what GCSU has to
loists. offer them one day if
Lauren Adel, they continue to play
sophomore theater their instruments.
major, attended the Ricky Irvine, ju-
concert for a class. nior business major,
“I had to come
to the Jazz Festi- Bobby Gentry / Senior Photographer is a member of the
Dr. Gordon Vernick performs a trumpet solo GCSU Jazz Band
val for one of my at the Jazz Festival. and plays the bass.
classes,” Adel said. “Playing bass for
“Once I got there the GCSU Jazz band is truly an honor,”
I ended up really enjoying it. It was a Irvine said. “This year’s jazz festival
great way to spend my night listening to went really well, and the crowd was re-
good music and getting credit for school ally great too.”
at the same time.” “Musically, I think the concert went
The high school bands performed really well and I am very proud of our
pieces from Benny Goodman, Earth jazz band,” Shiver said.
Wind and Fire, The Sound of Music and
Friday, May 1, 2009
The Colonnade’s Guide to Athletics and Recreation Section Editor, Preston Sellers

‘Cats crush Falcons, take 4 of 5 Side


Offense comes alive in big way, pitching solid in Montevallo sweep

by Sam Hunt
Staff Reporter Line
The GCSU baseball team continued their
winning ways this week, sweeping one op-
ponent and splitting their two single-game
The Bobcats faced the University of Mon-
tevallo in a three-game series on Friday and
Saturday and swept the Falcons with strong
offensive performances.
The first game of the series jumped into
action quickly when the Bobcats took a huge
lead in the first inning by scoring six runs,
including a three-run homer by junior first
baseman Matt Pitts.
The Falcons were able to score one run in by Preston Sellers
the third but would manage no more. Neither Sports Editor
team scored again until in the eighth inning,
when the Bobcats tacked on seven more runs, Bobcat fans, we have
including two RBIs each by Pitts and senior reached the end of yet an-
outfielder Danny McCorkell. The game end- other awesome season for
ed with the Bobcats in control 15-1. GCSU athletics. Both fall
When the second game of the series against and spring sports reached
Montevallo began, neither team was able to new heights. Some teams
score a run until the third inning, when a sin- exceeded expectations,
gle by senior catcher Pete Paris scored two and all teams were highly
In the fourth inning, Pitts hit another competitive in the Peach
homerun to left field, his second of the series. Belt Conference.
Then in the fifth inning, a single by senior While I admit I didn’t
Brooks Robinson scored Paris, making the get to see as much game
score 4-0 in favor of GCSU. action as I would have
In the sixth inning, Montevallo scored liked over the past year,
twice, but the Bobcats put the game out of I dutifully followed Bob-
reach by batting around for 12 runs, including
a two RBIs by Paris and sophomore catcher cat athletics and will do
Richard Pirkle, making the score 16-2. my best to recognize the
In the seventh inning, GCSU played home teams, coaches and players
run derby, as freshman utility player Ryan that stood out for their ex-
Holland, McCorkell, and junior outfielder cellence during the 2008-
Andrew Evans all homered to give the Bob- 2009 year. So here we go,
cats another four runs. The second game your Colonnade athletic
ended with the Bobcats victorious over the
Falcons 20-2. awards:
Both teams started off playing aggressive- Coach of the Year –
ly in the final game of the series against when Juan Pablo Favero,
Montevallo and GCSU each scored four runs women’s soccer – this was
in the first inning. an especially tough one,
The Bobcats again jumped ahead on a two- considering Terry Sellers
run homer by Paris in the second inning that and Steve Barsby each
made the score 6-4 in favor of the Bobcats. took PBC coach of the year
In the third inning, Robinson hit a solo
homer over left field, tacking another run on in their respective sports,
the scoreboard for the Bobcats. and the women’s basket-
The Falcons managed to score a single run ball coach, John Carrick,
in the fourth inning, but the Bobcats had an- had his team challenging
other 12 run outburst, including a grand slam for a PBC title when they
from Pitts and a three-run homer by were picked in the bottom
Corey Dickstein / Senior Reporter
Sophomore lefty Alex Burkhard stares down a Columbus State batter as he winds up on Wednesday. half of the conference in
Baseball Page 16 The Bobcats’ pitching staff held the Cougars to a single run en route to a 2-1 victory. preseason polls. However,
I have to give the nod to
JuanPa because in his first

No. 2 golf selected for super regional

season at GCSU, he took
a team searching for its
identity under a new coach
all the way to the NCAA
tournament, GCSU’s first
Special to The Colonnade berry College and No. 24 Rollins College trip to nationals since the
make up the uber-tough tournament. program began in 2004. In
The No. 2 GCSU golf squad was The Bobcats are one of six Peach Belt speaking with the players,
chosen to the NCAA Division II South/ Conference teams in the 20-team field. they mentioned how badly
Southeast Super Regional, the NCAA The Peach Belt only has eight schools the team wanted to win for
announced Friday. The tournament runs that compete in men’s golf. Coach Favero and how he
May 4-6 as 20 teams will converge at GCSU will defend its 2008 Southeast made them believe they
Robert Trent Jones of the Shoals in Flor- Region Championship, and junior Niclas could achieve great things,
ence, Ala. Johansson (Skanor, Sweden) will also which they certainly have.
This marks the 12th-straight season the defend individual honors. Team of the Year –
Bobcat golf squad has earned a nomina- GCSU clobbered the field in 2008 by Men’s tennis – Led by
tion to the NCAA Tournament, all com- 13 strokes, finishing four over par at 872 a trio of outstanding se-
ing under the guidance of head coach at Point Lake and Golf Club in Belmont, niors, Coach Barsby’s
Jimmy Wilson. N.C. Johansson won the tournament with squad brought home their
GCSU claimed the No. 2 seed in the a four-under effort, a three-round 211. first regular-season PBC
Southeast Region, behind national No. 1 GCSU then went on to the NCAA Finals championship this spring.
Columbus State University. Five of the for the seventh time in school history, fin- All-PBC selections Erick
20 will move on to the NCAA Finals at ishing a school-best fourth. Siqueira, Justin Pickham
the Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine, Four of the starters from last year’s and Francis Yoshimoto
Wash. squad return, including Johansson’s fel- were vital to the Bobcats’
14 of the top-25 teams in the most re- low All-America teammate, sophomore title run. The highlight of
cent Nike Golf/GolfWorld Divison II poll Joe Young (Cochran, Ga.). Classmate Bil- the season was a 5-4 upset
are in this super regional, led by CSU and ly Shida (Berkeley Lake, Ga.) and junior of then-No. 1 Armstrong
GCSU. No. 3 Nova Southeastern Uni- Francisco Bide (Buenos Aires, Argen- Atlantic State Univer-
versity, No. 5 USC Aiken, No. 6 Florida tina) round out the four returning starters. sity, the PBC tournament
Southern College, No. 9 Lynn University, Junior Pedro C. Lima (Sao Paulo, Brazil) champions. With the three
No. 11 University of North Alabama, No. led GCSU at its most recent tournament, seniors leaving, it was now
12 Barry University, No. 13 Lander Uni- helping the Bobcats take third at the PBC or never for this team, and
File Photo versity, No. 14 Clayton State University, Championships. they seized the moment.
Junior Pedro C. Lima watches his putt roll towards the No. 15 Valdosta State University, No. 16
cup. University of West Florida, No. 20 New- Awards Page 16

THE Upcoming Sports Quote of the Week Stat of the Week

“I’m a competitive guy, and I’m ex-

Baseball: cited about going to Detroit. I know there
were a lot of people that might have been
May 2 12:30 p.m. Augusta St. scared away by an 0-16 team, but I can’t Runs scored by the
3:30 p.m. Augusta St. wait to take on that challenge.” Bobcat baseball team in a

- Detroit Lions No. 1 pick and for- three-game sweep of Mon-
May 3 1 p.m. Augusta St. mer UGA quarterback Matthew Stafford
(AP) tevallo this past weekend.
16 The Colonnade Sports May 1, 2009
Baseball Cougars in a 2-1 pitchers’ duel.
In the third inning, the Cougars Awards ner with a top-10 finish, and his four top
20s were twice as many as the next closest
Continued from Page 15... scored one run, and the Bobcats tied it Continued from Page 15... teammate. He also owns the fastest Bobcat
on yet another solo homer by Pitts. In times in both the 8K and 10K races for the
Paris. The final game of the series the fourth inning, a homerun by junior Men’s Athlete of the Year –
2008 season. He will be a crucial part of this
ended with the Bobcats earning a 19-5 designated hitter Buddy Elmore gave Shaun Keaton, men’s basketball – In
victory over the Falcons. young team in 2009.
the Bobcats a 2-1 lead over the Cou- his final season for the Bobcats, Keaton
“We’ve got great chemistry,” Paris gars which would stick. Junior closer Most Improved Team –
emerged as a true leader. He took full ad-
said. “We’ve been great as a team for Martin Dewald pitched the last two Baseball – After a subpar season in 2008,
vantage of the new guard-based offense,
the whole season and we are getting innings of the game and earned his at least by GCSU standards, Bobcat base-
averaging 17.6 points per game and shoot-
even better now.” fourteenth save of the season. ball is back on the national scene. Currently
ing 39 percent from three-point range. He
On Tuesday, the Bobcats faced “I enjoyed it,” Dewald said. “Of ranked No. 6 heading into the final week of
Valdosta State University and found couse I’m going to take as many as I carried the Bobcats down the stretch, scor-
the season, the team is firing on all cylinders
their only defeat of the week, with the can get, but I also don’t mind if we ing 20-plus points in his last seven games.
in pursuit of a PBC championship. An ex-
Blazers coming out on top 15-5. beat them real good so I don’t have Keaton was selected to the Division II All-
plosive offense that has scored 10-plus runs
VSU started hot with a five-run any work.” Star Game for his efforts. He leaves GCSU
16 times can put opponents away early, and
first. The Bobcats managed to score Pitts, who hit homers in all four sixth on the all-time scoring list and first all-
Bobcats wins, likes the way the team a deep, talented pitching staff allows Coach
a single run in the second inning, and time in threes made.
is playing. Carty to make changes mid-game without
one in the third. However, the Blazers Women’s Athlete of the Year –
continued their lead over the Bobcats “It was definitely a good game,” losing anything. The addition of junior clos-
Mandy Chandler, softball – perhaps
by scoring three runs in the fourth in- said Pitts. “It was well-pitched, and er Martin Dewald is the icing on the cake
a single player has never meant more to
ning and one run in the seventh, mak- we had good defense. It’s good to be for this team, as evidenced by his 14 saves,
the success of a GCSU team than Chan-
ing the score 9-2. playing like this going against Augus- one shy of the PBC record. The Bobcats
ta (State) this weekend.” dler. While basically carrying the pitching
In the seventh inning the Bobcats have also shown their grit and determina-
This weekend, the Bobcats face staff during her time as a Bobcat, she has
scored three runs, including two RBI’s tion, coming back from many runs down on
by senior outfielder Derek Johns but Augusta State University in a three- smashed PBC and national records, some
several occasions. This team will be a force
would get no closer. VSU was also game series starting on Saturday at surely due the sheer amount of innings she
to be reckoned with in this postseason and
able to score three runs in the seventh 12:30 p.m. If the Bobcats are able to has put in. On her best days, she is unhit-
sweep the Jaguars, they will be tied next year as well.
inning, as well as three in the ninth. table, and often earns wins in both games of
for first place in the Peach Belt Con- These honorees have stood out during the
The Bobcats lost to Valdosta State a doubleheader. Chandler owns the single-
ference with the University of South fall and spring seasons, at least to yours truly.
University 15-5. season PBC records for wins, strikeouts,
Carolina at Aiken. However, let’s not lose sight of what’s im-
On Wednesday, the Bobcats did complete games, shutouts, starts, total ap-
not let their loss to Valdosta State af- “We’re going to continue doing portant about GCSU athletics. Our athletes
what we do,” said head coach Tom pearances, and innings pitched. Her gradua-
fect their play as they faced Colum- play Division II sports for the love of their
Carty. “We will try to get better before tion is a huge setback for Bobcat softball.
bus State University and defeated the games, whatever they may be. Some may
our big weekend with Augusta.” Rookie of the Year –
go on to athletic greatness after college, but
Rob Manning, men’s cross country –
the vast majority will have their time as a
this was no contest, because Manning im-
Bobcat as a memory as they pursue various
proved so quickly in his freshman year that
careers in an uncertain world. Good luck to
he was the team’s best runner by the end
all the graduating senior athletes.
of the season. He was the only Bobcat run-

Athlete of the week: Pete Paris

byPreston Sellers against Montevallo,
Senior Reporter going 2-for-3 with a
double, three RBI and
The GCSU Athletic two runs in game one.
Department has named In game two, he
Pete Paris, senior out- blasted a two-run shot
fielder for the Bobcat and then a grand slam,
baseball team, its ath- finishing 3-for-4 with
lete of the week for the six RBI and three runs
week ending April 26. scored.
Paris hit .500 (7-14) The Bobcats con-
for the five game week, clude their regular
powering the Bobcats season with a three-
to a 5-0 record. game series against
Corey Dickstein / Senior Reporter He exploded in the Columbus State this
Senior second baseman Brooks Robinson fires a strike to first for the out. Paris doubleheader Saturday weekend.

May 1, 2009 Community News The Colonnade 15

Drunk Driving

Friday, May 1 - On April 28, at approximately 12 a.m.,

Sgt. Reonas observed a vehicle on Clarke
Thursday, May 7 Street cross over the center line. A traffic
stop was initiated and contact made with
the driver. While speaking to the driver, Sgt.
Reonas observed that her speech was slurred
Friday, May 1 and he could detect the odor of an alcoholic
beverage coming from the vehicle. The driv-
11:00 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. Rebecca Allen’s Senior Art er was unable to perform Standardized Field
History Thesis Presentation Sobriety Tests as instructed. When tested on
101 Mayfair Hall the Intoxilyzer 5000, the subject registered
11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Kevin Bull’s Senior Art History .139. The subject was arrested and trans-
Thesis Presentation ported to Milledgeville PD and charged with
101 Mayfair Hall Hit and Run
DUI and weaving over the roadway. A pistol
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Cassandra White-Fredette’s Senior that was found in the vehicle was placed into
On April 27, at approximately 12:15 p.m.,
Art History Thesis Presentation evidence for safekeeping. The vehicle was
Sgt. Ennis heard a BOLO from Milledgeville
101 Mayfair Hall PD in reference to a hit and run that had just towed by Old Capitol Wrecker.
1:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Michelle Hudson’s Senior Art occurred. Sgt. Ennis spotted the vehicle and
History Thesis Presentation initiated a traffic stop. Contact was made Stolen Beer
101 Mayfair Hall with the driver, who denied hitting anyone.
7:00 p.m. BALD Shorts Film Festival The victim arrived on scene and verified that On April 26, at approximately 2 p.m., Sgt.
Magnolia Ballroom was the vehicle that had stuck his vehicle. A Pissott heard Milledgeville PD give out a
7:00 p.m. Bobcats Baseball v. Palm Beach check through GCIC found that the driver’s call in reference to two males stealing beer
West Campus license was suspended. State Trooper Miller from the Golden Pantry on Hancock Street.
7:00 p.m. Blood Diamond [Sierra Leone] arrested the driver and cited him for driving Sgt. Pissott observed two males on Jefferson
A&S while suspended and hit and run, leaving the Street matching the description, given and
scene of an accident. when the suspects saw her, they put down
Saturday, May 2 the beer and walked away at a high rate of
Marijuana speed. Sgt. Pissott made contact with the sus-
1:00 p.m. Bobcats Baseball v. Palm pects who admitted to stealing the beer and
Beach, West Campus On April 27 at approximately 11 p.m., Of- held them until Milledgeville PD units ar-
ficer Williams was dispatched to The Village rived and turned the suspects over to them.
Sunday, May 3 in reference to an anonymous tip that occu-
pants were smoking marijuana in a room. .
When Officer Williams knocked on the
Monday, May 4 door, he could hear subjects running to vari-
ous rooms in the apartment. A few minutes
later a male answered the door and Officer
Williams detected a strong odor of marijua-
Tuesday, May 5 na coming from the apartment. Contact was
made with the residents along with several
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 2009 Fiber Arts Fashion Show other individuals. A non-student, admitted
Magnolia Ballroom to smoking marijuana. A small amount of
marijuana was seized and the non-students
Wednesday, May 6 were escorted off GCSU Property. The RA
on duty was notified of the situation and the
non-student was banned from all GCSU res-
idence halls for one year.
Thursday, May 7
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The Student Gov- position. The current caused the book store
ernment Association system of having an At- to make rush orders
of GCSU held its last torney General run for and the increased costs
meeting of the year this election with the Sena- were passed on to the
Wednesday. SGA’s final tors caused a pile up of students. SGA’s cam-
meeting was just as full judicial work among paign made a significant
of discussion and work other issues. By appoint- increase and nearly all
as any meeting of the ing the Attorney Gener- of the professors turned
year. al, this work can be ad- in their forms on time.
Three resolutions dressed before the back The major goals of the
filled the final agenda up becomes overwhelm- Senate were passing a
with two of them mak- ing. In this new proce- smoking resolution, es-
ing major changes for dure, the newly elected tablishing a dead week,
SGA. The first resolution SGA President will working on the zoning
passed established Ap- make an appointment ordinance and getting
propriations and Cam- within 30 days of their student housing to open
pus Issues as official election, and the student earlier in the spring se-
standing committees. Senate must approve of mester. SGA managed to
Appropriations was un- the appointment. get the resident halls and
officially created several These above actions some auxiliary services
years ago and since then are only the most recent open sooner and played
has entered into the SGA achievements of what a major roll with the
bill process, reading bills has been a very active “Special Use Permit.”
presented to the Senate and effective SGA Sen- The smoking and dead
and making recommen- ate. From the beginning week resolutions both
dations whether to pass the members of SGA experienced resistance
the bill or not. Campus expressed their desire when brought to the
Issues was comprised of to do all they could to University Senate, but
several ad-hoc commit- represent their fellow neither issue is finished
tees that were created to students and give them and SGA will continue
deal with pertinent stu- the best possible experi- to fight for student wish-
dent needs or desires. By ence at this college, and es in the years to come.
making Campus Issues they were quick to put In addition to these proj-
a standing committee, this desire into action. ects, all of the commit-
SGA hopes to be able One of the earliest ac- tees had an amazing year
to address student needs complishments of SGA and combined together
more efficiently and ef- was a campaign to get they helped to make the
fectively. professors to turn in the 2009 SGA Senate one
The other major reso- necessary forms to order of the most effective in
lution changed the At- textbooks for next year. GCSU history.
torney General from an In previous years,
elected to an appointed failure to do so had

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