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increase in food prices, said
Doug Frood, associate vice
president for finance.

Southern housing students
couldn't use their card at the
Village Market last year with
the old food plan.

"We wanted the non-dorm
students to be able to pur-
chase at the VM whenever

Community student, Audrey Cooper,
ing her Southern ID card.

they wanted," Frood said.

A majority of students feel
that they should have more
choices when spending their

"I disagree with [the cur-
rent food plan]," said Aimee
Burchard, a sophomore mass
communication and graphic
design major. "I am vegan,
and in addition to that, I am
susceptible to Crohn's Dis-
ease, so eating healthy for me
is a big deal."

Frood wants students' opin-
ion on what they would like to
see in a new food plan, but it's

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DECEMBER 4, 2008



library promotes the benefits of reading for pleasure



Bk e dozens of posters
Kd Southern's campus
featuring faculty and students
Hln g their favorite books
art of a campaign by Mc-
Library to encourage stu-
|» to read, and not just for
homework assignments.
Wttte would like to promote
BBct ." said Josip Mocnik,
iBtor of libraries. "I re-
jHber when I was a college
Went it was difficult to find
[any spare time to read for

There are five people fea-
turedon almost 40 posters this
semester, including professors
[lisa Diller, Ray Hefferlin and
President Gordon Bietz. The
library hopes to continue the
'campaign in the spring, high-

McKee Library postt

lighting even more people with
their favorite books.

The campaign is trying to
feature people who students
can look up to, said Frank Di
Memmo, media librarian.

"We would like to

see the posters

disappear... into

dorm rooms."

-Josip Mocnik

"We [at the library] are jok-
ing about creating celebrities,"
Mocnik said. "We would like
to see the posters disappear
and go into dorm rooms; why

Di Memmo worked with
Brittany Mudrich, a freshman
journalism major, to produce
the posters. The templates
came from the American Li-
brary Association (ALA), who
is doing a similar campaign
featuring international celeb-

Erica Richards

I city of Collegedale is

ming the lot by the

Ray into a recreational

^Jf the Collegedale com-

Inniaity. The field will be avail-

I able for use by January 2009.

^Bnissioner Larry Han-

I sonbrought the idea to the city

commission board in order

I to give community members

™>re options for recreation

J and tohelp Southern.

Hanson said that in the past
I Southern has always been will-
ing to allow different commu-
I My groups to have access to
I fteir fields and courts. How-
ler, Southern has been strug-
1 ""3 to keep the grass grow-

C^* * e amount of use the
s are receiving.

Phil Garver, dean of the
School of P.E., Health & Well-
ness, said it is difficult to keep
up the quality of the fields for
students when they are used
so often.

"This takes a huge toll,"
Garver said. "All that's left is a
mud hole."

"It would be nice to have
better fields," said Bridgette
Church, a junior intercultural
communications major. "Then
I wouldn't have to worry about
tripping in the holes."

Garver suggested using the
lot by Tucker Road next to the
Greenway for the site of the
new field. This posed a poten-
tial problem for safety, and
commissioners were "worried
about Greenway walkers being
injured by stray soccer balls.

According to Commissioner
Hanson, the county will pay
to put up a six-foot high fence
between the walkway and
the field to protect Greenway

"It's a good opportunity
for the city at a relatively low
cost," said Tim Johnson, vice

Garver has already pur-
chased two soccer goals for
the field.

"I'm a huge supporter of
community recreation," Garv-
er said. "We need movement
in our community. I'm always
excited when the community
reaches out to promote activ-

One of Southern's posters
features Bietz with his favor-
ite book "Team of Rivals: The
Political Genius of Abraham

"Reading is not just about
fulfilling assignments. It is not
just about preparing for the
exam. It is about going beyond
the minimum and becoming a
university-educated person,"
Bietz said. "Read when it is
not required. Read instead of
going online. Read instead of
watching television. You might
be surprised at what you learn

Collegedale lot to become soccer field

and how much you enjoy it."

With all the changes in
the library, the traffic count
has doubled since last school
year, but the library wants to
see even more students use its
resources, whether for home-
work or enjoyment.

"I hope it will encourage
people to come into the library,
make use of the resources," Di
Memmo said. "We even have
audio books if they can't take
the time to read."

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Continued from Pg. l

God called her and Don back
to Southern.

"It was the Lord that
brought us here," she said.

The Mafhises said they
prayed for more than a year
about whether Don should
continue as principal of High-
land Academy. They did not
wantto leave Highlandbecause
they just had a grandson and
their youngest son was about
to be a junior at the academy,
but God opened doors that
led them back to Southern.
In January, a friend told J.P.
Mathis about a possible dean
job opening up at Southern.
Mathis inquired about the po-
sition and she applied. Don
applied to the School of P.E.,
Health & Wellness and, when
he was hired, J.P. Mathis said,

"We decided whether I got the
dean job or not, God wanted
us to be at Southern."

J.P. Mathis said she loves
being back at Southern. She
has especially enjoyed the ca-
maraderie of the deans, reac-
quainting with old friends and
making new ones.

Jeff Erhard, associate dean
of men, said J.P. Mathis is a
positive person to be around.

"She's always smiling and
upbeat," Erhard said., "She re-
ally cares about students and
makes them her top priority."

J.P. Mathis' main job is to
build community in Southern
Village and teach students to
have a balance in their lives.
She wants students to have
fun together, socialize and
make friendships.

"Caring for others is what
being a Christian is all about,"
she said. "We want to be there
for each other."


Continued from Pg. 1

water they use, and can unplug
cell phone chargers and com-
puter chargers or anything
else that needs to be plugged
in when the items are not in

Some students feel South-
ern could make better use of
the university's money.

"Maybe Southern should
focus more in the predica-
ment of students rather than
excessive or expensive campus
improvements," said Chelsea
Inglish, a senior English edu-

cation major.

Overall, Southern is making
sure that professors know it is
better to be cautious in their
budget, because even though
Southern is very stable right
now, they do not know the fu-
ture in these tough economic

Doug Frood, associate vice-
president for finance wants
to be careful to spend money
wisely, to make it easier for
students to come back in Jan-
uary for the winter semester.

Frood said, "Let's be care-
ful what we are spending. Let's
still celebrate, but just not be


Continued from Pg-i

Rachael Boyd, a senior
business management major,
also enjoyed the musical selec-

"I used to play bells and they
have the bell choir here, which
is something most places don't

Some might have noticed a
different order of events than
previous years. Before, the
Christmas tree lighting was
the conclusion to the night's
events, while this year it was
at the beginning.

"The committee wanted to
try something different this
year and thought it might
be nice to have everyone to-
gether in one location to start
the event, get a greeting from
Dr. Bietz, sing some Christ-
mas Carols and light the tree,"
Shultz said.

Although the weather was
at a chilling 36 degrees, stu-
dents said the activity was
worth battling the cold.

^have been going to Christ-
mas on the Promenade all my
life, and it's one of my favorite
traditions," said Katie Chan-
dler, a sophomore nutrition
major from Collegedale. "My
toes are going numb, but it's
well worth it."

As faculty, students and
community members gath-
ered, some shared what they
love about Christmas on the

"The hot chocolate is one of
my favorite things," said Bietz.
"But I really like to visit with
a lot of the people. Getting
everybody together like this
really shows the Christmas

International worship offered

Roland Scaluet
Staff Wpittb

"It's an emotional

s uppoii,'l

Whether Southern students
want to go back to their cultur-
al roots or enjoy multicultural-
ism, they have a good variety
of international worship op-
tions to choose from.

Anna Romanov, a sopho-
more psychology major from
Russia, has been meeting with
a Russian/Romanian group at
the Collegedale Community
Adventist Church.

"I really enjoy worshipping
in my own language and cul-
ture," she said. "It reminds me
of home where I first found
out about God."

Romanov said the songs,
the special reverence used in
Russian worship, the food and
the way people dress make it
a subculture from her home
country. However, this group
is not a Russian/Romanian
Adventist "club." It originally
started when Romanian mem-
bers from the Collegedale
Community Church felt the
need to witness to their rela-
tives who didn't speak

Other students consider
cultural worship more than
going back to their roots, but
also as a support system.

Elvira Duarte, a senior mu-
sic major from Colombia, has
had a very positive worship
experience at the Collegedale
Spanish Adventist Church.
She said it is very comfort-
ing to have a Hispanic group
nearby that understands her
and her culture.

she said. "You can f
understand you."

However, internatio
worship groups are not exi|
sively targeted to foreignejj
William Lee, senior pastor J
the Collegedale Korean AdvJI
tist Church, said many noJ
Korean young people nuJ
with the Korean c
He said they cometo enjoy : I
warm fellowship and outream
activities, but also to j
taste of Korean food andAsial

The Brazilian club on can |
pus also uses worship to in
troduce others to the BraziliJ
culture. Andrea de Melo, a
nior history major and p
dent of the Brazilian club, s
Brazilians are a small mini
ity on campus, and worship!
a way to let people knowt
there is more to Brazilian oi
ture than just soccer. Shesi
students really enjoy worsljj
ing with them in Portupestl

"People are curious i
a culture that is maMii
mark," she said.

For other students, ioB|
national worship is al
opportunity to learn a fi
language. Meredith Rodrigi
a sophomore English miM
is in the intermediate Fra
class, and enjoys
the French SabbathSchool j

"I thought it would I
practice," she said.

Rodriguez said she uiij
stands a lot of what is *
during Sabbath School.

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iband arrested in of bailout money

i hus

| torture of teen

TRACY, Calif. (AP)_ A Girl
j Scout leader and her husband
I were arrested after an emaci-
ated, terrified and nearly na-
ked 17-year-old showed up at
a gym with a chain locked to
I his ankle, saying he had just
[ his captors, authorities

Police were also seeking

I the boy's aunt and had an

[outstanding felony warrant

lagainst her for an earlier al-

Ileged assault against the teen.

The boy, who authorities

aid ran away from a Sacra-

nento foster home last year,

Icame into the In-Shape Sports

■Club in Tracy on Monday

wearing only boxer briefs and

lovered in what appeared to

le soot, gym manager Chuck

Ellis said. Tracy is about 70

piles south of Sacramento.

' Ellis said the teen was

ared someone was going to

bme after him and asked to

e hidden.

"He said, 'Don't let them get
, don't let them get me,'"
lis said. "He was totally ter-

[The boy said he had been
|ld captive for nearly a year,
aid Ellis, adding that he
reed as if he were only 10 to
Bears old.

police arrested Kelly Layne
> 30, and Michael Schu-
ster, 34, late Monday after
Tstionmg the couple. A sub-
Blent search of their nearby
pe found further evidence
feting them, Tracy po-
| spokesman Matt Robin-

jhey were booked on
fges of torture, kidnapping
[child abuse, and were set
]PPear in court Thursday,
[ r< iing to online jail re-
■ The couple were being
f at San Joaquin County
|n bail of nearly $1.2 mil-
^ a A; county prosecutors
lot know if the couple had
¥ attorneys.

A financially ailing Ohio
school district has joined the
ranks of banks' and automak-
ers clamoring for a portion
of the $700 billion economic
bailout package.

Olmsted Falls Superinten-
dent Todd Hoadley said Tues-
day that if automakers and big
U.S. cities can ask for federal
bailout money, schools should
be able to follow suit.

"I feel a moral obligation
to our taxpayers to make this
attempt," said Hoadley, who
requested $100 million from
the Treasury Department last
week. "This is a legitimate
request. I'll be frankly disap-
pointed if something positive
doesn't come out of this."

Hoadley said Vising enroll-
ment and strained finances
have forced the suburban
Cleveland district to take
measures such as convert-
ing maintenance closets into

The district submitted the
request to Treasury Secretary
Henry Paulson and the Feder-
al Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Paulson has said the Troubled
Asset Relief Program, known
as TARP, was meant to stabi-
lize financial institutions, and
the regional reserve bank told
Hoadley the same thing last

But Hoadley isn't giving up
— he's seeking help from Con-
gressman Dennis Kucinich
and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown,
both Ohio Democrats, in ob-
taining bailout dollars.

Hoadley is encouraging oth-
ers to make similar requests to
the Treasury Department.

Rastafarian to take
case against Jiffy
Lube to court

A Rastafarian man who re-
fused to shave off his beard or
cut his hair to comply with a
Jiffy Lube employee grooming

policy can take his religious
discrimination case to trial,
Massachusetts' highest court
ruled Tuesday.

The Supreme Judicial
Court reversed a decision by a
Superior Court judge who had

dismissed Bobby T. Brown's
lawsuit against a Jiffy Lube
franchisee before a trial.

In 2002, after a new groom-
ing policy was put in place
requiring employees who
worked with customers to

be clean-shaven, Brown told
management that his religion
does not permit him to shave
or cut his hair. Managers then
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The most dangerous place for a Christian to I,

U,C ° . ' ........ ,„„«, T blood" (v. 7). So many "Chris- pear, then your righteousJ

David Macias


I recently went on a late-
night bike ride with a good
friend of mine, a squirrel we
call Rocky. It was a chilly night
so Rocky initially found shelter
in the hood of my sweatshirt.
I hadn't been riding for even
five minutes when he got a lit-
tle restless. Rocky decided that
the world outside the hood was
far too exciting to pass up. He
started to poke his head out,
and I could feel him nibbling
on my ear. Then he began to
crawl out onto my shoulders.
Venturing onto my arm, he
crawled all the way down to
my right hand and attempted
to perch on my handlebars,
all "while I was going twenty
miles an hour. I screeched to a
halt, gave Rocky a good scold-
ing, and put him back into the
safety of my hood. However,
he continued to attempt this
many more times throughout
the night

As I was stuffing him back
into the hood of my sweatshirt
for the umpteenth time, I had
this thought: What if Rocky is
acting like the Christian I am
called to be? I was reminded
of a quote by Shane Claiborne:

"The most dangerous place to
be for a Christian is where it's
safe and comfortable!"

This hit home for me be-
cause I don't like to be dis-
turbed. I'm not sure I even
like the thought of taking up
my cross and following Jesus.
And I'm not so sure I would
die for the calling. This reality
forced me to ask myself why T
fear the fact that Jesus would
call me to do something un-
comfortable, or even die for
something. Do I not believe in
the power of Jesus Christ and
the resurrection anymore?

By remaining in our "com-
fortable Christianity," we try
to protect ourselves from what
we don't understand and don't
want to do. Yet, we are actu-
ally limiting our experience
with God and our relationship
with the Creator of the uni-
verse. We have this mentality
that Christianity can be com-
fortable, and we only desire to
be Christian as long as it suits
our lifestyle. Is it possible that
we might have to be made un-
comfortable and yes, experi-
ence pain to come closer to the
One who died for you and me?
How many of you, when
driving through the "bad" part
of town, or the ghetto, auto-

matically lock your doors? I
believe, there is something
fundamentally wrong with
that mentality. Isaiah portrays
a radically different type ^of
discipleship in Chapter 58. "Is

blood" (v. 7)- S6 many "Chris-
tians" don't want to see it; they
want to become immune to it.
They don't like their world be-
ing disrupted so they just turn
up the music higher.

it not right to share your food
with the hungry and to provide
the poor wanderer with shel-
ter—when you see him naked,
to clothe him and not to turn
away from your own flesh and

Graphic by Christina Weitzel

The rewards of this new
Christian mind set are appar-
ent in the very next verse in
Isaiah. "Then your light will
break forth like the dawn, and
your healing will quickly ap-

pear, then your righteousm
will go before you... then j
will call on the Lord andlj
will answer" (v. 8, 9).

Is- Christ calling us to 1
come more like Rocky? Do-.,
need to be awakened, wl
the hood of that comforta™
. sweatshirt and venture outlil
the handlebars of God's
sion in order to fulfill wlfl
God so deeply desires foru
Time after time througholl
Jesus' ministry, He
forted the disturbed and fc|
turbed the comfortable.
Luke 14, Jesus plainly sta
"Any of you who does not|
up everything cannot be
disciple" (v. 33).

God's challenge to u
clear. "Fight the good figlitif|
faith. Take hold of the etenjl
life to which you were calledf I
(I Timothy 6:12). God b|
planned the most amaziM
journey for us on our r
heaven. Let us throw off*!
burdens of safety and conifof
and experience the life wWl
God intended for us. "For«f
are God's workmanship, <
ated in Christ Jesus tod
works, which God prepare
advance for us to do!" (Eft |
sians 2:10).

A Thanksgiving message of saying "No thanks" a little mor

This morning in church,
the pastor put a twist on the
typical Thanksgiving speech.
What I heard her saying was
that I need to say "No thanks"
to the little things that become
my excuse for not seeking God
out first in my day.

I must confess, I'm often
ashamed of myself because I
let God slide off the top of my
priority list too easily. There

is a lot of preach in me, but
comparatively little practice.
When I write something like,
"Spend time with God and find
refreshment in Him," I mean
it. But don't look to me as a
good model. Unfortunately,
being a pastor's kid and reli-
gion editor doesn't guarantee
111 be up at five to pray!

For a while, I've wanted to
work on this. And this morn-
ing, the pastor spoke to me
through the following story. A
friend of hers wanted to get up

early to spend time with God.
This friend asked if the pastor

Say "No thanks"
to the little things
that become my
excuse for not
seeking God out
first in my day.

would call her every morning

to wake her up and keep her
accountable. It worked. She
struggled with it at first, but
then began to find that God
was able to change her atti-
tude and spirit throughout the
day. Saying "No thanks" to
things that would hinder her
time with God allowed her to
experience Him in a new and
special way.

It's not necessarily a unique
story, or one that packs an
emotional punch. It's just
simple and real. And that's

what I need: for God to W
come a simple reality »*
day. Do you need that? 1
that most people who read"!
may already have this asp»]
their life down pat B»> J
aren't one of them, aaW
thanks" to days lacW
E-mail me about your"
ence or tell a friend «W
Let's fix God back at tf
our priority list. Aft*
needs God? Every sW
of us.




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Opinion Editor

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Self-segregation: Problem or no big deal?

Chris Mateo


Miguel dashes straight to
She community shower, to
jeat the morning rush. He
iresses in his finest college at-
tire, packs up his books, and
pes through his checklist:
pencils? Check... Notebook?
Iheck... Biology 101 textbook?
Jieck... After his morning
evotions he's out the door,
'oday is Miguel's first day of

Leaving Talge Hall behind
bm, Miguel begins his first
talk on the Promenade— a
Balk that will soon become all
E>o familiar.

Noon strikes, and the
Hreadful first-time-college-
Rifeteria-experience is here,
■iguel timidly walks through
the Student Center making his
Bay to the cafeteria. It seems
he's going to be in the line for
an eternity, as the line of starv-
ing students stretches all the
Bay from the cafe to the Stu-
Ifent Center's entrance. After
Bfebbing his vegetarian lunch,
ifs time to find a seat.
J As Miguel peers through the
ga of students, he
notices something
unusual. It isn't
Ijjh anything
Miguel has ex-
perienced be-
Bp< It isn't
B| r typical
cliques. It's dif-
ferent. Students
;" ( i separated
ny race. Hispan-
B sit with His-
. Blacks
pns, Whites

! Whites. Being Hispanic,
ue l isn't sure whether to

nth the

group of Hispa

' or the Whites, or Asians,
Taybe the Blacks? Does

this separation of races re-
ally exist at Southern? Miguel
thinks to himself. And, why
does it exist? Should I be do-
ing something about it?

These are definitely ques-
tions that have come across
many students' minds. Self-

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