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KR's tests opening Saturday nights

Matt Shogi

KR's Place is now opening
its doors to students some Sat-
urday nights from 6:30 p.m.
to 9 p.m., effective for four
nights, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb.
7 and Feb. 14, as a test run to
see how popular it is among

Rikee Ford, a senior psy-
chology major, thought Jan.
24 had a large turnout.

"It was much busier than
I had expected," Rikee said.
"Shocking, in fact, how many
students came in the first hour.
A few students said to me that
they prefer the sandwiches
here over eating out, and how
it didn't cost them anything
out of their pocket money."

KR's Place employees were
also impressed with the turn-

"We ended up serving
around 160 students between
opening and about 7:15 p.m.,"
said Donna Watson, the coor-
dinator for KR's Place. "This
land of helps kids out, mainly
those who don't have any-
where to get food, especially
since the economy is so poor
right now."

Despite the rather large
turnout and success the first
night, Watson still is not sure
whether it will be continued.

"We're only trying it out
right now, while the sunset
is still pretty early in the eve-
ning," Watson said. "Fortu-
nately, the preparation time
is at a minimum. The menu,
though, is reduced. We basi-
cally don't offer foods that
have to be grilled. We wouldn't
be able to keep up if we incor-
porated the full menu."

Rikee Ford hands Rachel Fehl her supper from KR

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Styrofoam replacement considered

J ., :«■„,> „tr,pr wavs in for them."

Daisy Wood

The costs and benefits of
reducing Styrofoam con-
sumption at Southern were
discussed at the Environmen-
tal Sustainability Committee
meeting held on Wednesday,
Jan. 21.

Right now Southern uses
Styrofoam to serve food.

"We are using a lot of Sty-
rofoam, and it doesn't help
that some students eat out
of takeout containers while
eating in the cafeteria," said
Crystal Stitzer, chair of the
Environmental Sustainability
Committee, and also the en-
vironmental health and safety

A Styrofoam replacement
being considered is a sugar
cane based material called Ba-
gasse, which is a compostable
and renewable resource. The
drawback about Bagasse is
that it's two to four times more
expensive than Styrofoam and
students would be charged ex-

Sherri Schoonard, the direc-
tor of food service, shared with

the committee other ways in
which Southern has been envi-
ronmentally friendly. For ex-
ample, Southern has replaced
incandescent with florescent
light bulbs, scraps of food are
given to local gardeners and
the chemicals used are perox-
ide based.

It doesn't

help that some

students eat

out of take

out containers

while eating in

the cafeteria.

-Crystal Stitzer

"There are different levels
of sustainability," Schoon-
ard said. "We might be a one
in one area, and a four in an-
other. Each school needs to
decide what they are going to
do, and must do what works

for them."

Stitzer encourages shi-
dents to reduce their use f
Styrofoam. No decision has
been made about whether to
do away with Styrofoam, but
alternatives are being consid-

Students are welcome to e
mail Crystal Stitzer at about I
their green ideas and can even I
request to attend the next com-
mittee meeting on Wednesday, |
Feb. 25, 2009.

The Environmental Sus-j
tainability Committee
eludes faculty, administrators,]
student leaders and city of-l
ficials whose mission is to be I
"dedicated to the development
of strategies for the advance- 1
ment of Southern Adventistl
University's commitment to
environmental sustainability!
and stewardship."

Southern also has tml
green organizations in whicl|
students can get involved: 1b|
SA Senate Environmental S
tainability Committee and the]
Green Initiative Club.

Annual skating party held by Sigma Theta Chi

Shelby Lambertson

Staff Wnrrr-B

The Sigma Theta Chi held
its annual skating party Sat-
urday night at the Hamilton
Skate Place.

The skating rink's doors
opened at 11:30 p.m. and
closed at 1 a.m.

"This is a great group of
people that come," said Frank
Proctor, the Skate Place owner,
while checking out tickets and
giving students tickets for free
pizza and soda. "[The skating
party] always is a large turn-

Some of the students have
been to the annual skate party
hosted by Sigma Theta Chi be-
fore. However, some had never

"This is my first time coming
to the event in all my four years
at Southern," said Tamara
Scott, a senior graphic design
major. "It brings me back to
my childhood and its fun."

Student dean and officer for
Sigma Theta Chi, Alana Pabon,
a senior social work major,
said the skating party is a great
annual activity for students.

"It allows students to get
away from school work," she

Hall said Sigma Theta Chi
has been around for more than
20 years. The organization al-
lows all women residents in
Thatcher and Thatcher South
to become a member with the
focus of bringing girls togeth-

"Sigma Theta Chi is a girls
club for young women attend-
ing Southern who are away
from home that can draw
strength and power from their
fellow students," Pabon said.

Lisa Hall, associate dean
and Sigma Theta Chi direc-
tor, oversees the organization
activities that the officers put

She said the skating [
has been announced in lk|
Thatcher Update and on ll
university's calendar for 1

The skating party is "to ft
vide an activity, not just forllf
girls," Dean Hall said, butlj
"encourage mote in
on a smaller scale."

Alexis Boddy, a sopHon*!
nursing major, attends Sijjj
Theta Chi's meetings moi*j
ly. She said the club is |
planning a spring carnivsll!
Southern students anda
"Screen on the Green" !*]
night later this semester.

"Girls in Thatcher
Thatcher South &oSf
volved in the dorm and Ml
plan ran events vy** 1

Boddy said.


with Sigma Theta Chi, f*
Dean Hall.



fcroup classes offer more exercise options

BmE Hammond

Bfhe Wellness Center helped
Rdents keep their New Years
Bolutions this January, by
Roducing a variety of group
Rrcise classes,
■jeana Mullins, a personal
Hner at the Wellness Cen-
Mand a pre-physical therapy
Iftor, said the classes offered
BB is on different styles and
Hiniques of exercise, such
iKiiorts orientation, balance
Iffl coordination, fat burning
and cardio.

■You just look at the de-
scription of classes and pick
Hone that focuses on what
Hwant to accomplish," Mul-
^m said.

Some students enjoy the
Befits of group exercise.
Bl really like my total body
ffircise class because I have
a hard time exercising on my
own," said Eden Koliadko, a
Hhomore mass communica-
Hs major. "It's nice to have
imple to hold you account-


Continued from Pg. 1

When the team finished, the
half-time schedule manager
said, "Thanks for coming. You
guys are always welcome here.
We love you guys."

One of the Chicago Bulls
doctors complimented the
Gym-Masters while talking
to Kevin Spaulding. He said,
"You guys are the best athletes
in the house." However, Rick
Schwarz, coach of the Gym-


Masters, reminded the team
that if they let those kinds of
comments go to their heads
they could miss out on our real
purpose: shining Jesus' light.
The trip through 5 states
did not end with the half-time
performance. On the way back
the team stopped at Indiana
Academy to spend the night
and perform another show.
The team alsostopped at
an Ohio gym to interact with
Hand-to-Hand, a young wit-
nessing gymnastics team.

Jaela Carter, an instructor the classes, but they are also

ot some of the exercise classes feeling the effects
and a senior religious stud- "After the third class I was

les major said, "I want to en- so sore, but it made me happy

courage anyone to try out the because I knew I was going to

group exercising program at see results," Koliadko said
least once. You will not be dis- Those interested in taking


"It's pretty much like hav-
ing a personal trainer, just in
a group," Mullins said.

a group exercise class, can
sign up at the Hulsey Well-
ness Center. There is no cost
for members and $25 fee per

Not only do students enjoy month for non-members

irtential scholarship program to be considered


^scholarship program po-
Mplly helping juniors and
jflpts continue their educa-
at Southern Adventist
Mersity will be brought
BBe Student Association
tate for the final time on
Jgnesday, Feb. 4.
— '■ Steven Arauz, a junior
location major, who started
■reject, said the schol-
0gP would be an endow-
Be »t, meaning donors would
^tribute to a pool of money
■™uld then be awarded
»Med students. Because
i K h *><■shipis a nSASen-
■|I adershi P/ IV IeritScholar-
f JUwomd go to juniors and
^* involved insomeform

serZ e ;fP ° r C ° mmunit y

dv, d ° eSnotmeana

5°r ifyfort heschol-
^ Arauz said . Givi a

■"»*, contributing to a

small group, or doing volun-
teer work would also qualify a
student for the scholarship.

Luther Whiting, SA execu-
tive vice president, said, "I
would like to commend Steven
for the hard work he has put
into this project. He has spent
many hours talking to students
and staff, and he is passionate
about this project. I feel confi-
dent that if he incorporates his
research into the scholarship
proposal it will be passed by

Arauz got his inspiration
for the scholarship because
he saw students dealing with
financial difficulties due to
"frontloading, " Southern's cur-
rent practice of offering large
scholarships to freshmen and
the ndrastically cutting back
financial aid during the rest of
a student's time at Southern.
This can make it financially
difficult for a junior or senior
to be able to graduate from

Aaron Cheney, a mass com-
munication new media major,
said it's true that a lot of ju-
niors and seniors have a hard
time getting enough money to
pay for their last two years.

"What a scary idea to think
that we have placed an end to
the next David Gates; we have
turned off the inspirational
fire of the next Martin Luther;
or that we have turned down
the next Florence Nightingale
simply because of finances,"
Arauz said.

SA Senate has been sup-
porting Arauz in his effort to
make the scholarship a reality.
Arauz gives credit to Sen. Brad-
ford Wise, a junior marketing
major; Sen. Michael Norvill,
a senior education major; and
Sen. Stephanie Laroche, a ju-
nior biology major, who have
helped him bring the scholar-
ship project to this point by
making phone calls, setting up
appointments and gathering
statistics on campus.


Continued fr om Pg. 1

been showing the newest War-
ren Miller ski film "ever since
I can remember, at least 20-
some years. We have people
come from as far as Nashville
and Atlanta to see this film
here at Southern," she said.

"I've never been to this
event, but all I hear about
from my friends is Warren
Miller, Warren Miller, Warren
Miller," said Beau Sherman, a
senior animation major. "So
I think I may have to check it

The Warren Miller Web site
says that Children of Winter
was filmed in Japan, Austria,
British Columbia, Alaska and

Iceland. The film includes
world-class athletes such as
Jonny Moseley, Marco Sulli-
van and Gerry Lopez.

"I like the fact that they're
entertaining and inspiring,
you see cool parts of the world,
and it gives you a different
perspective on how these pro-
fessional athletes live," said
Kirk Haugen, a sophomore
engineering major, who went
to the Southern screening of
the Warren Miller ski film last

Some students find the films

"These films get me really
psyched to get out into the
mountains," Turk said. "It's
fun to watch them here with
friends who get as psyched as
I do."


Continued from Pg. 1

help himself improve.

"I designed this based on
my own need to solidify my
knowledge of the fret board,"
Neufeld said.

This opportunity came to
him when Apple started their
iPhone Developer Program.
With this program, anyone
can create iPhone games.
Apple tests the games and, if
approved, distributes them.
According to Apple's Web site,
developers must pay a $99 en-
trance fee that allows Apple to
sell their games on the Appli-
cations Store.

Last August, Neufeld cre-
ated the first version of his
game in a couple of weeks.
When it was approved for dis-
tribution, he set his own price.
He is able to keep 70 percent

of game profit.

So far, Apple has sold over
10,000 copies of Fret Surfer
and over 5,000 copies of the
bass guitar version. His game
is currendy listed in the Top
100 Apple music games.

"He showed me the game
before it got popular and I
thought it was a really good
app," said Magdiel Lorenzo, a
junior computer science em-
bedded systems major. "It re-
ally blew me away."

Last October when Neufeld
was checking his sales, he no-
ticed they were particularly
high. The reason was that an
Apple employee had put Fret
Surfer on the staff favorites.
The game was listed on the
main iPhone page and got
into the overall Top 100 Apple
games. Neufeld said that has
been the highlight of his expe-




E-mail: [email protected]

Constituents represented:
Thatcher South 4605 - 4817

Goals: To represent the student
body by keeping in touch with
my constituents and seeking to
understand their wishes, to engage
in projects that will improve the
quality of our campus and to in-
vestigate changes that can be made
to effect a better environment that
will promote safety, convenience
and enjoyment here at Southern.

E-mail: [email protected]

Constituents represented:
Southern Village Males

Goals: To find environmentally
friendly alternatives to the Styro-
foam used in the cafeteria and to
look for other ways we can become
more environmentally responsible
around campus.

E-mail: [email protected]

Constituents represented:

Community students with last
names C-D

Goals: To bring a higher spiritual
atmosphere to the campus, to
make the campus more environ-
mentally-friendly, to be available
to my constituents as much as
possible and to work on improving
the parking situation on campus
for community students.

E-mail: [email protected]

Constituents represented:

Community students with last
names E-G, N

Goals: To continue working on
the Honor Code at Southern, to
submit a useful and meaningful
project to the Projects Committee,
and to make sure I keep in good
contact with all my constituents.


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Constituents represented:

Community students with last
names 0-R


To push for renovation of decor in
the CK and cafeteria dining room, to
work to implement cost shifting in
the cafeteria to slightly lower 'staple
food' prices while slightly raising
luxury food' prices and to keep my
constituents informed on Senate
procedures and responsibly relay
their requests and questions to all
other senators.

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A^Sio^ons producing shor^ Adve„ fets >

Matthew Hermann

Margaret is my grandmoth-
er. Well, sort of. She is my
neighbor and I have known
her ever since I could eat.

One day, after mowing her
grass, I came in to have my
ritual talk with her over lem-
onade and gingersnaps when 1
saw what looked like a Hallow-
een Surplus Supply brochure.
On it were hideous beasts that
had multiple heads all looking
straight at my cookie. I cringed
and held my gingersnap a little
tighter. Peering closer, I no-
ticed that my church's name
was printed on the brochure.

I made the connection. My
church, in an organized effort
to bolster its membership,
was trying to recruit people
through these brochures. That
month our church outsourced
its own evangelistic efforts by
hiring a speaker to perform a
Revelation seminar. Amidst
my musings, Margaret pointed
at the brochure and asked me,
"Matthew, what is this?" She
knew I was an Adventist. I was

I did not grow up in an
Adventist ghetto, so 1 am un-
aware of how to evangelize to
Adventists. However, I did
grow up in a "non-Adventist"
neighborhood and 1 feel that

I know how to evangelize to
non-Adventists. Based on my
observations, I feel that it is
time as a university to question
the legitimacy of these baneful
seminars on non-Adventists.
From the experience in my
church, I have noticed that
year after year the same profile
of individuals comes to see this
eschatological circus. Few con-
vert and half a year later, they
leave our church, finding out
that our faith is more compli-
cated than a sensational roller

Why do we evangelize us-
ing the most arcane and eso-
teric book of the Bible, that
being Revelation? I thought
of writing this article when I
noticed a four-headed beast,
the same one on Margaret's
table, watching me when I was
in line at the cafeteria. These
monsters were on a poster
marketing a series of evange-
listic seminars going on at the
Spanish church. In short, I be-
lieve that scaring people into
our church produces members
moved by emotion and not by
critical thought. I mean, would
it be heretical for me to make a
parallel between PowerPoints
showing the seventh horn and
the Roman Catholic view of
Hell? Both methods goad peo-
ple by fear. In doing so, we not
only build on effective means

of evangelizing to others, but
we also scare away the intel-

I feel that Jesus' ministry
methods are a paragon of how
we should evangelize. He did
not persuade His followers by
fear. Rather, he used love. As
a church, it is time to employ
more effective measures such
as giving spontaneous evan-
gelism to those we personally
know. I fear that if we continue
the "tried and true" methods,
we are only fooling ourselves.
Like Jesus, we must relate
to non-Christians instead of
telling their fortune. We must
show the effects of the Chris-
tian life and why they are im-
portant, not merely tell. I be-
lieve the people of today care
about forming relationships
and learning of the fruits of a
Christian lifestyle. For those
who do not believe in the Bi-
ble, prooftexting is ineffective.
Rather, showing the Biblical
principles of Christ in your life
is more permanent. Personal-
ly, I do not believe that proof-
texting makes Christians who
are critical thinkers, only great
memorizers and regurgitators.
In relating to our "post-Chris-
tian" brethren, quoting a Bible
text will affect the curt reply "I
don't care." Trust me. I have
seen this train wreck happen.
Before we financially sea-


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son another Revelation reviv
al, we must ask, what is this
doing for our church
image? What is the
Adventist church
known for? In-
stead of

community i

service, AIDS
awareness, and
other altruistic
goals that min-
ister our fellow
man, many in
my community,
upon telling them my K
religious affiliation,
have told me, "Oh, you're one
of them, the ones holding '
those crazy meetings." Yes, I
guess I am one of them. Or,

Ministry's definition in its
truest form means meeting
the needs of others. In Mat-
thew 24-25, when the disciples
asked Jesus as to when they
would know about the end, Je-
sus answers in a few parables
but then makes a sharp con-
trast that the criteria that he
would use to separate a sheep
from a goat would be whether
that individual fed Him when
He was thirsty or clothed Him
when He was naked. I feel that
these meetings do the exact
opposite. Instead of concen-
trating on the gloom and doom
of the future, as Adventists I

believe it is time to produce a J
group of young critical think- j
ers. The good Samaritan r
the dying man's needs first He 1
did not hand him a Revelation!
brochure and go to the nejl|
guy. We should do the same.

I thought about my replyfbrl
a while. Margaret was intentiyj
waiting for my answer. 1 1
a relationship with Margaret
and I feel that aligning #|
self with this dispensation'
rhetoric would do anythiil
but bring her to Christ. "I b
nothing to do with that," I re^
plied. Indeed, I do not.




Sarah Hayhoe

Opinion Editor

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Hf your pastor jumped off a bridge would you too?

Sarah Hayhoe

QpiMinM FniTOH —

Note: Some names in the following

article have been changed.

Have you ever heard such

a mind?" Mrs. Connelly asked

pie as she passed my front row

ieat on her way for the exit. As

ihe paused to hear my answer,

« both glanced toward the

jabbath School leader stand-

ig across the room.

Yep, I thought as I watched

ie leader interact with an-

Kher attendee, i" can actually

mink of several professors

pd authors I've read who

ve comparable intellects.

is. Connelly had invited me

her Sabbath School weeks

:ore after telling me how

nderful the leader was.

"He's very thoughtful. Ev-

ing he said was well-or-

»zed and prepared," I re-

jed and wished her a happy


Well, I hope you'll
e again," she smiled and
tinued toward the exit,
jnaps wondering at my lack

hat do you think?" I
icd and asked Jason who
sitting next to me. I no-
il he had been quietly ob-
ng the leader for some

J I think he's very smart," he
m|. "But I get the impression
1 lot of people here would

follov} him to the death or
anywhere else without really
knowing why."

Although I had largely
agreed with the ideas and ma-
terial presented by the Sab-
bath School leader, I couldn't
help but agree with Jason in
acknowledging the man's per-
sonal charisma and influence.
Jason wasn't the first person
to mention the Sabbath School
leader's following in this way.
Whether anyone would will-
ingly follow him to the death,
it struck me that more than
one person would say such
a thing. I was reminded and
amazed at how susceptible we
can be to charisma and influ-
ence and how ready we are to
polish pedestals for human
beings. I find the same sus-
ceptibility in myself, and it is
terrifying because who we fol-
low, God, people, or people of
God, affects today, tomorrow
and eternity.

Our choice of who to fol-
low is married to our choice
of what to believe. Sadly, our
society, its educational system
and the media, leave us ill-
equipped for making this de-
cision. Through propaganda
inside and outside the class-
room, we are often coached
about what to think instead
of how to think. We are pre-
sented with information and
expected to digest and regur-
gitate it. We receive rewards
for being passive, obedient

followers enthralled by lead-
ers who we believe are better
looking, more intelligent, or
more eloquent than us.

However, we are not called
to conform in these ways, but
be transformed with renewed
minds. Good looks, intelli-
gence and eloquence shouldn't
be held against someone seek-
ing leadership, but neither
should they be considered
worthy substitutes for wis-
dom, experience or the Spirit.

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