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dents?). Instead of excluding

ourselves or seeking comfort
in conversation, T ask that we
broaden our perspective of
what it means to communi-
cate with others in lunchtime
discourse. Instead of exil-
ing those with otherness, we
should be respectful and con-
nect with them as well.

Though this may be a little
intrusive, pause and think of
the many conversation topics
that are outside the milieu of
our major. For once give your-
self a break and talk about top-
ics that are non-school related.
It would make the conversa-
tion more interesting and shed
light onto you as a person, not
as a nursing, history, or [insert
major here] student. Beyond
that, it would also give others
a topic that everyone can con-
tribute to.

International travel: Making conversation count

Hannah Kuntz

Copy Fnimu

The shop is crowded. Bags,
belts and hammocks sway
softly in the rhythm of the
balmy Roatin breeze. I step
inside out of the sunny after-
noon, my eyes adjusting to the
dim light and my nose taking
in the smell of leather, fabric
and creamy coconuts. I gaze
around, overwhelmed by the
huge selection of colorful sou-

"iHola! iComo esta?" I ask
politely, my parents trailing
behind me.

"iT\i puedes hablar Espa-

The question is more of a
surprised statement. A big
gnn flashes across the girl's
face, revealing braces. A native
with braces? I muse. Weird, I
mean it's just something I'd
ne ver seen before. At. first
sl >e's businesslike. She watch-
es me intently as my eyes wan-

der around. I hate shopping
with someone breathing down
my neck so I try to walk away
politely, asking if I can look
around. I hope she'll get the
hint that I'll let her know if I
need anything. She doesn't.
Instead she follows me around
the store, but she's so sweet I
can't stay mad. Two other girls
appear and start talking to my

My mom buys a tablecloth;
a brilliant burst of blue high-
lighting a traditional Guate-
malan pattern. We bargain
with them, and soon our pile
of purchases grows. I feel
them warming up to us. I ask
questions about where they're
from, their names, how they
weave. Even though they're
Guatemalan, they spend most
of their time here in Honduras
selling souvenirs on the island.
Who knew that my struggles
to learn. Spanish would be
used in this way? I suddenly

realize I'm not just a customer
anymore; I'm someone who's
taken an interest in their lives.
I come to the hasty and justi-
fied conclusion that knowing
a person's language enables
you to topple the barriers of
culture, to make a friend in
minutes instead of years. My
interest melts their facade. I'm
no longer a haughty American
gringo, I'm a friend. And then
the biggest surprise comes.

As we prepare to leave, Ev-
elyn, the owner of the shop
who can't be much older than
her twenties, looks at my mom
and tells her she reminds her
of her own mother who passed
away just six months ago. The
tears begin to spill out of her
dark eyes and she can't wipe
them away. One tear turns
into a salty waterfall. We don't
know what to do, b.ut I do the
only thing that seems right-
I throw my arms around her,
my own eyes beginning to fill.

We ask her if she knows she
has the promise she'll see her
mother again at the resurrec-
tion. She nods. We leave them
then, but it's not the end, it's
the beginning— the beginning
of a friendship that transcends
language and distance. Trav-
eling with a purpose can lead

portunity, let us do good to all
people, especially to those who
belong to the family of believ-
ers." (Galatians 6:9,10 NIV)

Before we left I made cup-
cakes for Evelyn, and we ex-
changed e-mails. She told
me that if I ever visit Gua-
temala that I will always be
welcome in her home. My

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change perceptions or plant dad left her a copy of "Steps to

seeds for eternity. "Let us not Christ" in Spanish. Who knows

become weary in doing good, if I'll ever see her again on this

for at the proper time we will earth, but I pray that I will hug

reap a harvest if we do not give her ain beneath the shining

up. Therefore, as we have op- ge" if heaven.





RacheJ Hopkins

Lifestyles Editor

[email protected]

Meeting someone special in 2009

**-' „ i T*>~i.~.,„c.*-it, whs™ nlwavs a lot of people, i

Was 2008 a bit lonely? Put
the past behind you. It's a
new year and a new semester,
which means fresh opportuni-
ties to meet people.

Last semester, a few articles
in the Accent sparked some
heated debate on campus
about who's to blame for the
lack of dating taking place at
Southern. Let me be the first
to say who cares! Are awkward
dates with people you hardly
know what you're really after?
Or is it forming new friend-
ships that may eventually blos-

som into something more?

Don't get me wrong; it is ab-
solutely OK to be single. If you
are, I hope you're comfortable
with it and not desperately
seeking a future mate. But it
is always a positive thing to
expand your friend group and
get to know some new people
of the opposite gender.

If you're at a loss for how to
branch out, here are a couple
of fresh ideas that don't in-
volve awkward first dates. I'm
not really an expert on the art
of meeting members of the op-
posite sex, but I am engaged,
and I'd like to think that counts
for something.


Get Your GrCCd On


In light of the new year
and the resolutions that go
with it, one green tip just
won't cut it this week. If
you resolved to be greener
in 2009, here are a few
small steps that are simple
yet effective. Plus, if you
start practicing them now,
they'll end up saving you
money once you're paying
all your own bills.

1. Don't wet your tooth-
brush before brushing.
This will save at least a
tablespoon of water each
time, which adds up if
you're brushing as often as
you should. (I'm taking for
granted that you already
leave the water off WHILE
you're brushing...)

2. Turn off the hot water
faucet before the cold (in
the showr or at the sink).
It saveo a seemingly insig-

nificant amount of energy,
but once again, it really
adds up over the course of
the year.

3. Unplug your iron (the
one that is NOT stored in
your dorm room, obvious-
ly) before you actually fin-
ish pressing your clothes. It
will stay hot long enough to
finish another shirt or two
and save some energy.

4. Choose to think twice
before you buy anything
at the store. Do you really
need it? Can you barrow it?
Do you already have five?
Evaluate how and of what
it's made, where it came
from and how far it had to
travel to get to you. In es-
sence, try curbing your

Tips compiled from
ideatbite.com and "Living
Green, 365 Ways to Make
a Difference One-a-Day

1. Be a hero - It's honestly
not as hard as it sounds. My
extremely intelligent friend
Brittney Graves was explain-
ing just the other day how
smooth it would be for a guy
to purchase a giant umbrella
and wait for a rainy day to
walk girls to class. I don't feel
this is a gender specific idea.
I've seen lots of drenched guys
bursting into Brock Hall la-
menting about their lack of an
umbrella. Bottom line; little
things count. Hold a door,
lend a hand, be a hero, intro-
duce yourself.

2. Be a host - Not every-
one can cook, but everyone
can make people feel wel-
come. My first year at South-
ern, I had a good friend that
lived off-campus and loved to
have people over. We'd make
dinner on Friday evening and
invite everyone we could think
of (including an occasional
love interest). Since there

were always a lot of people, it
was easy to strike up conver-
sations and get to know some-
one new. If you're in the dorm,
find a friend in Southern Vil-
lage or off-campus (or host a
shindig at Student Park). Even
if it's just cookies and milk af-
ter vespers, the casual atmo-
sphere is a great way to break
the ice.

3. Be a health nut - A lot
of people's New Year's resolu-
tions involve getting in shape.
But don't think that a flatter
tummy and a lower resting
heart rate are all you have to
gain. Hulsey is crowded with
people who have the same
goal. It's a hot spot for find-
ing people who enjoy the same
type of work out you do. Who
knows, if you hit things off
with that cutie on the treadmill
next to you, you may be able to
get yourself an accountability
partner for 2009. Long jog on
the Greenway anyone?


What is your New

of the Week Year's Resolution?

"To do devotions more

"I didn't make one,

faithfully." -Alex Wade

therefore IH avoid

the disappointment of

breaking it."

"To stop eating Little

- Aaron Cheney

Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls."

- Sarah Faatz

"To balance the

relationships in my life."

"To utilize the Hulsey

- Pamela Weaver

Wellness Center."


"To climb a mountain,

fight a bear, eat an octopus

"To get my application for

and then live in Antarctica

grad school in."

for at least

- Whitney Jord

a month."


- Jasmine Saxon


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

The Beverly Hillbillies
on Stage

The Colonnade,

Ringgold, Ga.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17

Tickets start at $8


The Beatniks are Back

Contrapasso off Main
Street, Chattanooga
A Beatnik poetry reading
8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17

Bodies, the Exhibition

Atlantic Station Exhibition
Center, Atlanta
Now through March 1
Tickets start at $25.92
" for adults

Atlanta Hawks vs.
Toronto Raptors

Phillips Arena, Atlanta
2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19
Tickets start at $10


Chattanooga Theater

Centre presents play based

on the Pulitzer Prize

winning book

8 p.m., 10 p.m., Saturday,

Jan. 17


Hoops for Hunger

Chattanooga Lady Mocs
basketball game
Free admission with
donation of two non-
perishable food items
5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17




Zack Livingston

Sports Editor

[email protected]

NFL victories suggest home is not where the heart is

Davis Wallace


When it comes to the NFL
playoffs, the one major ad-
vantage that some teams have
over the others is first round
byes. The top two seeds from
both the NFC and AFC do not
play the first week of the NFL
playoffs. Some say this is an
advantage because it gives
them time to rest and practice
more during the week. Others
may say they have the upper
hand because their opponent
already played the previous
week. There could also be
some disadvantages as well.
Some say that teams will be
rusty after having a week off.
Others may say that teams
have too much pressure to win
a playoff game at home com-
ing off a bye.

Whatever the case may be
this past weekend, it was prov-
en that home was not where

the heart is as three out of the
four road teams were able to
come away with victories. On
Saturday, the Baltimore Ra-
vens were able to defeat the
top seeded Tennessee Titans
by the score of 13-10 in Nash-
ville. Both of these teams had
a top 10 defense during the
regular season so this type of
low scoring game and hard
hitting affair should not sur-
prise anyone. Titans' rookie
running back, Chris Johnson
had 72 yards and a touchdown
in the first half before getting
injured. After that, Tennes-
see coughed up the ball three
different times and Baltimore
was able to capitalize and ulti-
mately win the game. For Bal-
timore, this is their first AFC
title game since 2001 when
they defeated the Oakland
Raiders and went on to the Su-
per Bowl to rout the New York

In the night game the Ari-

zona Cardinals thrashed the
Carolina Panthers by a score
of 33-13 in Charlotte. After
backing into the playoffs, and
going 0-5 on the East Coast
during the regular season,
nobody gave Arizona a catch
to win this game. However,
their defense stepped up and
was able to force six turnovers
and they were able to keep the
great Carolina running game
to only 75 combined rushing
yards. This is Arizona's first
trip to the NFC title game, but
for Quarterback Kurt Warner,
this would be his first NFC ti-
tle game since 2002 and third

The defending Super Bowl
champions and top seed in
the NFC, the New York Giants
were unable to overcome the
high winds and a great Phila-
delphia defense as they saw
their hope for repeating Su-
per Bowl titles smashed. This
might have been the ugliest

game yet with a 23-11 score.
Just like the Ravens and Ti-
tans' game this was a defen-
sive game. Philadelphia forced
three turnovers and kept Eli
Manning and Brandon Jacobs
out of the end zone. This will
be Donovan McNabb's fifth
NFC title game in eight years,
and first since 2005.

The only team that took
advantage of their bye was
the Pittsburgh Steelers with a
35-24 prevail over the banged
up San Diego Chargers. Wil-
lie Parker was clearly the dif-
ference maker with 146 yards
on 27 carries and two touch-
downs. "Big Ben" Roethlis-
berger was able to manage
the game and not turn the ball
over. For the second straight
year, LaDainian Tomlinson
was unable to play in a big
playoff game due to injury.
Ro.ethlisberger makes his third
AFC title and first since 2006
when they went on to beat the

Denver Broncos and eventual-
ly the Seattle Seahawks in the
Super Bowl.

Can the road teams do it
again this following weekend?
That is still to be determined,
but for this past weekend we
can say that it was all about the
road warriors and that home
cooking was not as filling as it
should have been.

Basketball underway at Southern

Zack Livingston

Southern basketball intra-
murals have arrived and stu-
dents and faculty members,
are flooding the Illes P.E. Cen-
ter every night to get a glimpse
or participate in some of the

In the Men's A League the
Crusaders took on Mystic
Splash Monday night in an
all out basketball brawl. Jaris
Gonzalez, a Junior Nursing
major, started the game with
nine points and a point to
prove about the quality of his
underrated team. He started
Ire game with three 3-pointers
f °r a game total of four.

Mystic Splash forward, Da-
vis Wallace, a Junior Mass


umcation major, was a
force to be reckoned with and

carried the team just to keep
them in the game. Grabbing
rebounds, hitting 3-pointers,
and blocking shots only high-

We had a


start at the

beginning of

the game.

-Pascal Nayigiziki

lighted a few of his assets but
it wasn't enough.

Crusaders came out victori-
ous with a score of 49 - 35-

"We had a phenomenal start
at the beginning of the game,"

said Pascal Nayigiziki, a Soph-
omore Nursing major and cru-
sader guard, "We played well
throughout the game and they
never recovered."

In the Ladies A League
Dunkin' Donuts faced team
Resolution in a very defen-
sively oriented game that
only allowed a score of 2 - 4
at half time. Some razzle
dazzle crossovers by Resolu-
tion guard, Geraldine Dry, a
Sophomore Clinical Labratory
Science major, added some
excitement to the game but
both teams stayed close to one
another on the score board.
Dunkin' Donuts ended the
game victorious with 18-15.

"We just haven't meshed
with one another yet" Geral-
dine Dry said. "When we do
we'll be better."

Erica Becker frc

Photo by MaHin Thorman
a team Resolution shoots for two points on Monday
night's game against Dunkm' Donuts.





Deadline Monday at noon
[email protected]

College Bowl | The deadline
for submitting a team and be-
ing a part of the 12-team tour-
nament this year is 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 22. Your team
must be made up of five stu-
dent members. Part-time and
graduate students are eligible.
However, only one graduate
student may be part of a team.
Submit your team to [email protected]

GRE| The Graduate Records
Examination (GRE) is the ma-
jor test used by universities
to determine acceptance into
graduate school. Psi Chi will be
hosting a GRE review session
on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 3pm
to 5 p.m. in Summerour room
#212. All majors and grade
levels are welcome. Helpful
tesf tips, practice questions,
and answers to your questions
about the GRE will be avail-
able. Come, learn more about
the GRE and leave test anxiety
behind! The goal of our study
session is for everyone to feel
more prepared and to take
some of the fear and anxiety
out of this test!

Prayer Groups | 7:15 a.m.
M-F near the flag pole; 12:00
p .m. MWF in the Student
Center seminar room; 5 p.m.
M-F at the fountain between
Hackman and the library.

Cardboard Boat Race

Saturday night, Jan. 17 there
will be a cardboard boat
race event you will not want
to miss! It is a fun event to
participate in as well as watch.
Co-ed teams of four will be
^^ tasked with constructing a
^p) cardboard boat and "racing"
it in the pool. All materi-
als mil be provided. Details
and applications for the race
are available in the Student
Services office. Prizes for the
team: 1st place $200, 2nd


Friday, January 16


Southern Union Summer Camp

I Cantori Tom-
Noon - DEEP Exchange Departure

(Wright Hall Steps)
5:52 p.m. - Sunset

8 p.m. - SM/TF Vespers - Peter
Kulakov (Church)

Sabbath, January 17

I Cantori Toirr

Deep Exchange Weekend

9 a.m. - Adoration 1- Alex Bryan

9:30-10:15 a.m. - Continental
Breakfast (Church Fellowship Hall)

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

9:75 Sabbath School (Church

Fellowship Hall)

SMC Sabbath School (Gospel

French Sabbath School

(Miller #201)

Adoration 2- John Nixon (Church)

11:30 a.m. - Connect - Andy Nash
(Collegedale Academy)

11:45 a.m. - Renewal - John

Nixon (Church)

3 p.m. - Project Go! (Wright Hall

5 p.m. - No Supper in the Dining
Hall tonight

6 p.m. - Evensong, Organist: Karla
Fowkes (Church)

6:30 p.m. - 3rdAnnual Cardboard
Boat Event (lies P.E. Center)
KR's Open for Supper till 9P
Student Center Open till 10:30

Sunday, January 18

DEEP Exchange Weekend
I Cantori Toiir

7:30 p.m. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration, Robert Sims -
Convocation Credit (Church)

Monday, January 19

I Cantori Tour
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
No Classes

Community Service Day
(Convocation Credit)
9:45-10:15 a.m. - Breakfast, Pick
up your T-shirt, find your group
(Ties P.E. Center)
10:30 a.m. - Leave for sites
3:30 p.m. - undergraduate

4:30 p.m. - Arrive back at Southern
& eat supper

6-11 p.m. - McKee Library Open

Tuesday, January 20

Last day to add a class
Summer Camp Recruiting
Noon - Tornado Siren Test
7 & 10 p.m. - Residence Hall Joint
Worship (Thatcher Chapel)

Wednesday, January 21

Summer Camp Recruiting

Noon- 1 p.m. - Employee Brown

Bag (Presidential Banquet Room)
7:15 p.m. - SA Senate (White Oak


Thursday, January 22

Summer Camp Recruiting

PreViewSouthern 103

11 a.m. - Convocation, Alan Parker

3:30 p.m. - Graduate Council

(Robert Merchant Room)

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

7 p.m. - Brian Dunne Exhibit
(Brock Gallery)

place $150 and 3rd place
$100. The deadline was ex- ,
tended to today!

Community Service Day

There is an overabundance
of need in our community,
but the great thing is that you
can help! Community Service
Day is Jan. 19. "Serving: Your
Purpose" is the theme because
it is true that only in serving
one another can we serve our
purpose. Plus, service pays;
whoever recruits the most
participants can win $300 and
clubs can earn $200, $400 or
$600 depending on their size.
Go to southernserves.com
TODAY to learn more and to
sign up: deadline to sign up is
midnight tonight!

Student Appropriation

Forms I Forms for SA fund-
ing are available at the Stu-
dent Services office starting
Jan. 8. Ensure that your orga-
nization receives the funding
it needs by promptly complet-
ing the necessary paperwork.
Deadline for forms are Jan.
22 for returning organizations
and Jan. 27 for new organiza-

Student Association Elec-
tion Season is Here! |

Applications for SA executive
office are now available in the
Student Services office. If you
are interested in being the
next SA President, Execu-
tive Vice President, or Social
Vice President, NOW is the
time for action. Applications
must be submitted by Jan. 29,
2009 at NOON. Unleash your

potential by running for SA
office. The Student Asso-
ciation. Lead. Serve. Grow.

_ '.'

January 16

A.J. Kelley, Andrew Keyes,
Erin Roach, Julie Penner,
Jungsuk Suh, Keith Powell,
Kimberly McCullough, Nova
Schlosser, Reneze Trim, Volk-
er Henning

January 17 | Bernetta Shock-
ley, Javan Arocho, Jennifer
Kaufmann, Justo Morales,
Lorrie Schrader, Melissa
Caldwell, Michael Looby , Ri-
cardo Llewellyn, Tricia Lucas,
Will Wilkinson

January 18 | Alix Locklear,
Bryan Bridges, Jill Sampson,

Matt Jones, Oscar Rodriguez

January 19 | Ann Foster,
Brittany Gimbel, Carli Bern-
hardt, Erin Westberg, Kristo-
pher Haughton

January 20 | Becky Whet-
more, Josh Martin, Lauren
Low, Maxum Tier, Mike De-
Lay, Rachel Torres, Seth Mill-
er, Zack Livingston

January 21 1 Ben Stitzer, Bn-
an Wills, Kristi Horn, Richard
Young, Sean Stultz

January 22 | Adam Offen-
back, Brandon Mott, Daniel
Cooper, Joelle Wolf, Mau-
reen Gekonde, Mj James, So-
nia Lithgow, Travis Knowte
Whitney Weems, Will Under-



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a female to live with 3 girls.
Located One mile from South-
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2 Roommates wanted |

Upstairs apartment within
walking distance from cam-
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Large room $275, small room
$245 + utilities. Located right
across from health services.
[email protected] or call

Roomate wanted | Look-
ing for a female roomate to
live with 3 other girls about
1.5 miles from Southern. 2
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Would need to be willing to
share a small room with one
other girl. $i70/month. Con-
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Room for rent | Preferably
a female. Less than 10 min-
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to entire house and back-
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Located 7 miles from Colleg-
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Access to kitchen, laundry,
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Scooter for sale | 2004
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Web site/graphic design-
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Ford Focus for sale | '04

Ford Focus SVT, Limited Ed.
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