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Weekend

Not sure what to do this
weekend? Here are a few
ideas to get you headed in
the right direction.

Autumn Acres Corn
Maze and Pumpkin
Patch

Crossville, TN

Open Saturday 'til 10 p.m.

and Sunday from 1-6 p.m.

through Nov. 2

$8 per person (cash and

checks only)

autumnacres. net

Tennessee State Fair
Nashville, TN

Now until Sunday, Sept. 14
$8 per person, $4 parking
per vehicle.

Midway, cooking competi-
tions, monster truck racing,
petting zoo, Arabian horse
show, etc
tennesseestatefair.org

Chattanooga Market

First Tennessee Pavilion,

downtown Chattanooga

Sunday, Sept. 14

Free

Locally grown produce,

handcrafted arts, food and

live music.

chattanoogamarket.com

East Tennessee
Symphony Orchestra

"Brahms & Vaughan-

Williams"

Veterans Memorial Park,



Sunday, Sept. 14

Free

etsomusic.org




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Implementation: Add a
fuel cleaner to your tank every
3,000 miles to ensure thatyour
fuel system will be running in



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rough idle, engine hesitation
and overall bad fuel economy,
but a fuel cleaner will get rid of
those deposits. Voila!

Clarification: You can get
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station, auto store or even at
Walmart for around $8 and
up.
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6 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT



sports



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 , 2008

Zack Livingston

Sports Editor

zackl ©southern.edu



What's hot and what's not



Zack Livingston

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Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong, seven-
time world cycling champion,
will step up for a shot at an
eighth victory in the Tour de
France.

Despite the drug rumors
that have tarnished his per-
fect reputation, the 36-year-
old will live strong and bring
interest back to cycling and
multi-colored wristbands.

"He's turned himself into a
cycling icon so it will be great
for cycling and American ath-
letics," said Yannick Amegan,
senior animation major.

Lance Armstrong took a
three-year break and decided
1 to come back and prove ex-
actly why he is the only cyclist
anyone knows . . . hot.



Tom Brady

The results are in and the
Patriots have confirmed that
Tom Brady will not participate
for the remainder of the 2008
season. Rumors suggesting a
torn ACL and MCL have Bos-
ton fans everywhere a little
scared about the future.

Southern's Super Bowl par-
ty swarmed with Brady jerseys
last year, however, this season
doesn't look too promising for
Patriot fans.

"We got a new quarterback,
but it's still going to be hard to
fill his shoes," said Jonathan
Arocho, freshmen theology
major. "Patriots are the still
the greatest dynasty in the his-
tory of all football."

Brady's left knee was in-
jured during the first quarter
of the first game of the sea-
son; the team's first chance to
bounce back from an embar-
rassing Super Bowl brawl with
the Giants.



Tom Brady battered in
the beginning . . . definitely
not hot.

Serena Williams

Five years ago Serena Wil-
liams was ranked number
one in the world for woman's
tennis. After handling some
injuries and family issues she
returned, five years later, to
reclaim her number-one rank-
ing.

With a victory over her
sister, Venus, in the quarter-
finals and one over Jelena
Jankovic for the title, she is
the best female tennis player
in the world.

"Real athletes never fall
off, they just age," said David
Grant, senior film major. "Ser-
ena Williams climbing back to
the top is just showing us that
her age hasn't caught up with
her yet."

Serena Williams gets her
groove back. . . definitely hot.



First year of futsol fever



Zack Livingston

SEPfllS Fnirnti



Just when you thought all
the crutches, casts and crip-
pled students would disap-
pear until next soccer season,
Southern introduces a new op-
portunity to become a World
Cup champ. On Sept. 19, futsol
(also known as indoor soccer)
will become an official intra-
mural sport on campus.

"Futsol was introduced in
the Smart Start session this
summer, and although all the
games were well attended,
there still needed to be adjust-
ments made for better organi-
zation," said Mike Boyd, as-
sociate professor of PE "Now
that we have more referees
available and a better under-
standing of game play, it will
be better this fall."

For those students who
don't have a clue (like me),
futsol is played between two
teams of five players. One
player on each team is the



goalie, while the others attack
their opponent's goals using a
much smaller area than a soc-
cer field. Unlike soccer, fiitsol
is not limited with an out of
bounds line. This allows the
players to rebound the ball off
of walls, the ceiling or the clos-
est opponent's head. A much
smaller ball with less bounce
is used to compensate for the
smaller space.

"Futsol is like a mix between
hockey and soccer so students
are really going to enjoy it,"
said Omar. Lopez-Thismon, a
sophomore journalism major.

Four teams have already
signed up to play and many
more are expected to join. The
sport will begin as a pilot pro-
gram, and based on its success
it could become a permanent
fall sport. Soccer popularity on
campus gives futsol an edge.
But if it doesn't go as planned,
it will be plucked out of the
hot pan, like last years Fluffy
Chickens team.




2008 Concert Season



Brahms & More

Sunday 14 September 7:00 p.m.



VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, Collesedale, TN



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EAST TENNESSEE
Symphony Orchestra

www. etsomusic. org



Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of live music, featuring Symphony No 1
in c minor and Academic Festival Overture by Brahms and SAU Alumnus Brian
" * pla y |n 9 *e first movement of Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D"
under the direction of Richard Hickam.

Bring a blanket, chairs, food, a date, your family or your studies.

RAIN DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 at 7:00 p.m.



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008



THE SOUTHERN ACCENT 7



chatter



SunbeltCohutta Springs
Triathlon | The 25th Annual
Sunbelt Cohutta Springs Tri-
athlon will take place on Oct. 5
at Cohutta Springs Conference
Center. For further details visit
the website: pe.southern.edu/
triathlon. Applications are
avail able online oryou can reg-
ister atwww.active.com. Rates
for students under 24 years of
age is $30 for individuals and
$60 for relay teams until Sept.
22, and $45 for individuals
and $75 for relay teams until
Sept. 29. For registration in-
formation contact Kari Shultz,
Director of Student Life & Ac-
tivities. For general race infor-
mation contact Bob Benge in
lies P.E. Center. There is race
day registration, but the price
is higher.

First Aid and CPR certi-
fication classes Sept. 15 &
16 from 4-7 p.m. To partici-
pate, pre-registration must be
completed Sept. 12 at the 1st
floor bulletin board in Sum-
merour Hall. $25 for one or
both classes, cash or check
only. Classes to be held in
Summerour Room 107. Future
classes: Oct. 6 & 7, Nov. 16.

View Southern | It's al-
most time for View Southern
(Sept. 22-24). We have over
500 seniors from our Southern
Union Academies that will be
visiting campus for three days.
Their visit will be jam-packed
with events and activities that
are geared towards answering
the question "Why Southern?"
We hope you'll enjoy seeing
the new faces around campus
and will welcome them with
our famous Southern hospi-
tality.






Southern Adventist
University Wind Sympho-
ny I Openings for experienced
brass (trumpet, hom, trom-
bone, euphonium) and bass
clarinet players. Contact Prof.
Ken Parsons at ext. 2886 or
[email protected] for
more information.

Auditions | Southern Jazz
Ensemble: Guitarist, Pianist.
Players must be able to in-



Upcoming events calendar



Friday,
September"i2



8 a.m. - Dave Cress Me-
morial Golf Tournament
(Bear Trace)

7:30 p.m. - Evangelism
Vespers (Talge Hall Chapel)

7:52 p.m.- Sunset

8 p.m. - Vespers, Donnie
Keele (Collegedale Church)

Saturday,
September 13

9:30-10:15 a.m. Conti-
nental Breakfast (Colleg-
edale Church Fellowship
Hall)

10:15 am. - Saltworks
Sabbath School (Seminar
Room-upstairs)

9: 75 Sabbath School (Col-
legedale Church Fellowship
Hall)

SMC Sabbath School
(Gospel Chapel-upstairs)

Adoration - John Nixon
(Collegedale Church)

11:30 a.m. - Connect
(formerly The Third) - Jack-
ie James (Collegedale Acad-
emy)

11:45 a.m. - Renewal -
Student Led Worship, John
Nixon (Collegedale Church)

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp
(Wright Hall)



3 p.m. - Sabbath Min-
istries: Alzheimer Patient
Visitations (Wright Hall)

7:30 p.m. - Evensong:
Organist, Peter Liepzig;
Reader, Luther Whiting
(Collegedale Church)

9p.m. - OpenGymNight:
Basketball, Volleyball, Rac-
quetball, and Futsal

(lies P.E. Center)

Sunday,
September 14

Latin American Month
Begins

1:45 p.m. - SASenate So-
cial (Meet in front of Wright
Hall)

7 p.m. - ETSO Concert
(Veteran's Park)

Monday,
September 15

PRAXIS Exams (Lynn
Wood)

3:30 p.m. - Undergradu-
ate Council

4-7 p.m. - CPR and
First Aid Certification Class
(Summerour #107)

5 p.m. - Club/Dept. Stu-
dent Organization applica-
tions (continuing and re-
turning) due to Student Life
and Activities



Tuesday,
September 16

12 p.m. - Phi Alpha Appli-
cations due (Daniells)
12 p.m. - Tornado Siren
Test

4-7 p.m. - CPR and First
Aid Certification Class
(Summerour #107)
7 & 10 p.m. - Residence
Hall Joint Worship

Wednesday,
September 17

5 p.m. - Futsal Team
Meeting (lies P.E. Center)

6:30 p.m. - Welcome
Back Dinner for Returning
ACA Students (Presidential
Banquet Room)

7:15p.m. - SASenate Ori-
entation (White Oak Room)

Thursday,
September 18

Last Day for 80% Tuition
Refund

11 a.m. - Convocation:
Constitution Day, James
Standish (lies P.E. Center)

1-6 p.m - Senior Pictures
(Student Center)

7 p.m - Lori-Gene Gallery
Opening (Brock Gallery)

7:30 p.m. - Convocation:
SEYC(Iles)



Classif-ieds

Rooms for rent: 2 rooms
for rent for female students.
Located 7 miles from Colleg-
edale, 3 miles from Ooltewah.
Access to kitchen, laundry,
cable and wireless Internet.
Quiet home in the country
with large deck. Available im-
mediately for $85/week. Call
Angela Cell: 423-280-3243
Home: 423-238-1490

Seeking Female House-
mate: Looking for, a fun
female to live with 3 other
awesome girls! Private room,
shared bath, wireless Internet,
cable, dining room, kitchen,
mud room, living room, porch
and big back yard $20o/mo.
plus water and utilities. Call
Melanie at 423-667-7564.



Have a vehicle m0;3

to sell?



Looking for a

roommate?



Making custom buttons
and magnets?

Send your classifieds to:
[email protected]



terpret chord symbols as well
as read traditional notation.
While a jazz background is
helpful, an eagerness to learn
is essential. Contact Prof. Ken
Parsons - ext. 2886, kpar-
[email protected] for more
information.

Elections | Senate elec-
tions will be this Thursday.
Don't forget to vote for your
representative! ■ Dorm stu-
dents, look for a ballot from
your RA. Community students
can vote in the Student Center
on Thursday.

Senior Pictures | Senior
portraits will be taken in the
Student Center on Sept. 18
from 1-6 p.m. and Sept. 19
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuxedos
and drapes are provided Just
come with your hair and/
or make-up looking nice! It



should take about 15 minutes
per person.

Undergaduate Photos |

Undergraduate photos will be
taken at the ID Card desk un-
til Sept. 17.

Make sure you get in there
to get your picture re-taken,
otherwise it will look the same
as last year!

First Southern Breeze |
Next Tuesday, September
16. Visit journalism.southern.
edu for more information.



And in the end, it'snot the
years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years.

-Abraham Lincoln



September 12-Aimee
Burehard, Bo Benge, Brittany
Russell, Cassie Brauer, De-
andra Gibson, Dustin Gold,
Heather Thames, Kerysa
Ford, Marleigh Rannow, Mat-
thew Chung, Sharon Engel

September 13-Ashley
Castleberg, Ashley Reddell,
Brandon Wilson, Carrie Wil-
son, Doug Frood, Emily Whit-
comb, Julie Brandt, Matthew
Tinkham

September 14-Christine
Reynolds, Grace Nunez, Me-
hlani Domingo, Reese God-
win

September 15-Andrea
Shafer, Christy Jensen, Erika
Schmidt, Erin Novak, Kevin
Khadar, Michael McGonigle,
Nelson Mercado, Ray Carson

September 16-Brienna
Thompson, Chris McTaggart,



Cleise Vilela, Dawn Chee, Ig-
nacio Silverio, James Kelly,
Josh Carithers, Olga Moreira,
Rebecca Hardesty




Photo courtesy of sxchu

September 17-Alex Meji-
as, Esteban Covarrubias, Hugh
John Mitchell, Katie Hayhoe,
Matt Turk, Richard Anderson,
Steve Callahan, Steven Arauz,
Valerie Lucas

September 18-Anthony
Coleman, Debbie Beihl, Eric
Schoonard, Jeff Dickerson,
Sarah Hanson, Trevis Gullatt,
Winston Allen



8 THE SOUTHERN ACCENT



humnr



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

Benjamin Stitzer

Humor Editor

[email protected]




Watch out

for the birds



I




Ben Stitzer

Huwrm fam



While I was making my
normally boring journey from
my car to Brock Hall for class,
1 was bombarded by a flying
flock of geese. I heard their
squawking slowly get louder
and louder. I literally jolted
as half a dozen birds swooped
over my head. My biggest fear
(which 1 expect to be the same
as most people) was that 1
was going to be the victim of
a fly-by-bombing. Seconds
later, after the flock passed by
me I saw it! One of the birds
had dropped a heat-stinking
missile. Thankfully they were
about 20 feet in front of me. I
barely made it to the safety of
Brock unscathed.

1 hope this page will be like
my journey to Brock Hall. I
want you to make it through
the humor page unscathed by
terrible comics orlamejokes. I
-will do my very best to uphold



quality through light-hearted
humor. My hope is that you
find the humor page a safe
haven to sit back, enjoy and
maybe even laugh.

Instead of just comics, this
year we will be having a vari-
ety of written humor. Here are
a few things you can expect
this year, and you are welcome
to submit anything you like.
Comics

Draw a funny comic and make
it a series. If it's funny, every-
one wiE love you.
Editorials

These will usually consist of
humorous takes on things go-
ing on around Southern. They
can be random and cover al-
most any topic.
Thumbs up/down
These are about things that are
happening around campus.
Like, Thumbs up: New flavors
for slushes at KR's. Yum, can't
wait for a mocha strawberry



Graphic by Christina Weilzel

slush. Thumbs down: lines
at KR's breaking records for
longest ever in history of KR's .
[Disclaimer: both not neces-
sarily real and are to be used
as examples of format only.]
You might be from
Southern if...
This are a spin-off of the
"You might be a redneck if..."
These phrases will be things
you would only know if you're
from Southern.
Funny photos
Just funny photos.

These are just a few of the
things planned for this page,
so get ready and watch out for
the geese.

Also, if you would like to
submit a comic, editorial,
thumbs up/down, "You might
be from Southern if...," or fun-
ny photos, please e-mail meat:
[email protected] $$$ is
involved



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Pancake breakfast last Sunday.
Yum. Free breakfasts always
taste the best.



CK not open on Sunday morning.
Sometimes it's worth it to sleep
in and still get a good breakfast.
Whafs going on?



Asian welcome back party. Good
food, good games and a good

time. ScHfi S*IS *I«H 7 AM-



Pasta day confusion. Is it
Wednesday or is it Thursday? I
never stinkin' know! There should
be a chart somewhere letting us
know what day is pasta.



Pesto is exceptionally good this
year. Good job, it is actually
pretty tasty.



New parking permits. I just don't
like paying for the whole year all
at once. ..and is it more expensive
this year?



Collegedale church's Sabbath
school for us. Again, free break-
fasts are fantastic. Everyone
should go and volunteer to be a
small group leader.



So much homework. This is only
the second week and there is
already tons of work to do. Oh,
well, let's get to it.













SOUTHERN §oy™ ACCENT



Thursday, September 1 8,2008

Preparing
students to vote

Round Scaluet

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SOUTHERN

ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY
THE STUDENT VOICE SINCE 1926



With a presidential election
just around the comer, univer-
sity organizations on campus
are working hard to make sure
students are ready to exercise
their civic duty.

In order to provide students
with a deeper understanding
of the issues at stake during
the campaigns, the School of
Journalism & Communication
has partnered with the history
department this semester to
offer a media and the presi-
dential elections class.

"Its something we've done
every four years," said Ste-
phen Ruf, associate professor
of journalism and communi-
cation. '

In class, students take a
closer look at how candidates
are using media to create en-
thusiasm among citizens. They
also analyze the issues of me-
dia bias, ethics and political



There is a higher level of in-
terest among students in this
election compared to previous
elections, Ruf said.

However, this interest for
politics among young citizens
was not the general trend




Photo By Ian Zinne
Students Colby Reddell, Donnie Crook, Dalnd Gamer and Bradley Newrayer (left to right) prepare for the ropes
course during their Southern Connections class for Outdoor Leadership freshman.

Freshman class gets mixed reactions



Adrienne Vernon

Star; Whitfr



The freshmen this year can
expect one more graduation
requirement. Southern is re-
quiring all first-time college
students to enroll in Southern
Connections, a one-credit-
hour course designed to inte-
grate them into college life.

"[Southern Connections] is
a class that connects them ac-



ademically, socially and spiri-
tually," said Renita Klischies,
co-coordinator of the First
Year Experience program,
which Southern Connections
is part of. The First Year Expe-
rience program is designed to
help students achieve academ-
ic success by mentorship and
various orientation activities.

Students are enrolled in
one of 36 classes , according to



their department. Fiftypercent
of the class is geared toward
teaching the students study
techniques, time management
and other skills useful for col-
lege students. The other half of
the class is designed to teach
students how to be successful
in their major, Klischies said

Joshua Carithers, a fresh-
man nursing major, has en-
joyed the class. "It's a really

see NEW CLASS, page 3



Southern is
going green

. Katie Hammond

Nfws Fnrrog

Southern is on its way to be-
ing more ecd-friendly, through
a sustainability committee,
a new club and students and



INDEX

[News

[ Staff Profiles

Religion
• Opinion
I Lifestyles

Sports

Campus Chatter

Ads

Humor



faculty who want to see pro-
environment changes take
place on campus, said Doug
Baasch, student association
president.

A student organization,
The Green Initiative Club, was
started this semester by Es-
ther Nooner, a junior speech
language pathology major.



"The main goal [of the club]
is to have recycling bins all
over campus by Earth Day,"
said Megan Sutherland, club
vice president and sophomore
nonprofit administration and
development major.

Sutherland said that the
club, which currently has 78
members, plans to educate



about the environment and
raise awareness by getting t-
shirts made out of recycled
bottles, and by picking an en-
vironmentalissue every month
to educate students about.

The "Green Campus Ini-
tiative," a proposal of efforts
Southern can take to "go

see GREEN, page 2



VOLUME 64, ISSUE 2

Library gets
a facelift

Katie Hammond

Nfws Fnrrnw



The McKee Library now fea-
tures study rooms, a "reading
nook', a renovated bathroom
and wider aisles , said Joe Moc-
nik, director of libraries.

These renovations which
took place over the summer,
are the second stage of three
remodeling phases taking
place in the library, Mocnik
said. He went on to explain
that the first stage of remod-
eling involved the basement
and upstairs level, and in the
•third stage, which will take
place next year, the stairway,
lighting and ceilings will be



Some Southern students
like the library's new look.
" [The renovations] are pretty
sweet," said Jared Williams, a
sophomore chemistry major,
who spends four to five hours
a day in the library.

"I like the way the circula-
tion desk is positioned in the
foyer of the library," said Tim
Matthews, a senior history ma-
jor. "It adds to the ambiance of
the entrance," he added

While some students were
pleased with the renovations
in the library, others had some
complaints, "The boys' bath-
room [on first floor] isn't reno-
vated like the girls bathroom,
and I was disappointed," said
Anthony Medina, a senior the-
ology pre-dent major.

There are now eight study
rooms in the library, and some
have screens and projectors to
which students can hook up
their laptops, Mocnik said. He

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NEWS



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008



Bill passed to aid students
with tuition and book costs



Hannah Kuntz

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A bill promising a list of
benefits, including increased
accountability for student
loan companies, increasing
Pell Grant scholarships, and
raising awareness of tuition
and textbook costs, passed
through Congress in July and
was signed into law by Presi-
dent Bush on Aug. 14, 2008.

The Higher Education Op-
portunity Act, totaling more
than 1400 pages, is part of the
recent governmental effort to
help college students and their
parents battle rising costs of
tuition and books.

President Gordon Bietz said
he had not studied all the im-"
plications yet, but felt that the
government basically wants
to assess whether colleges are
providing students with what
they say they are. This could
lead to more comprehensive
testing of current students and
Southern alumni.

"I do know it will involve
more reporting and will strain
some' or the' mtf-as'tructure in
providing all the data that the
federal government is asking
for," Bietz said "I don't think
students will notice it except
for a little more attention paid
to some assessment activi-
ties."

Southern typically only in-
creases tuition by four to five
percent each year and will not
likely be required to report
these increases, however, they
will be trying to help students



cut costs on books

"We're looking at ways to
try to litigate [textbook pric-
es]," said Marc Grundy, asso-
ciate vice president. "One of
the ways is by asking our pro-
fessors to choose book options
that are going to be cheaper
for our students."

Additional money will
likely be freed up for students
from middle-class and lower-
income families with the in-
crease in Pell Grant scholar-
ships.

"There seems to be a con-
certed effort by Congress to
increase the Pell Grants, which
we definitely cheer because
thafs money that goes from
the government to helping
students pay the bill," Grundy
said. "We're going to go after
that money for our students,
but it's just unfortunate that
every new program that [the
government] institutes causes
us a lot of work."

Most students are unaware
of the implications of the new
bill, but seem to feel positively
about it; -

"It sounds like agreatidea,"
said Tina Matandiko, a fresh-
man nursing major. "But Ad-
ventists have a different way
of doing things so it probably
won't affect us that much."

Emily Fisher, a sopho-
more nursing major, said she
thought it was very practical
to communicate with stu-
dents and to make education
more available [regarding Pell
Grants].



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