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to destroy His image. It might
be good to stop and meditate
on the depth of the responsi-
bility that God has placed on
us to bring His light into the
darkness. He could be a wit-
ness for Himself. He could
have angels do that work for

Him. But instead, He asks us
to step out of our comfort zone
and "go into all the world and
preach the good news to all
creation," (Mark 16:15).

That's huge. That's scary. I
can't do that. Just like Moses,
I fear that I am not able to do
all that God asks me.

But God says that I can. |
"The Lord said..., 'Who gave
man his mouth? Who makes I
him deaf or mute? Who gives I
him sight or makes him blind? I
Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; 1
will help you..." (Exodus 4:11-]

Today I gave someone
haircut. It wasn't great, but itl
wasn't horrible either. I thmk|
I'll try again sometime.

God is a creative visionary

Chris Clouzet

Religion Editor

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I was at a friend's wedding
last Sunday at a place on Look-
out Mountain that had a grand
view of Chattanooga sprawled
out at its feet. As I gazed out
into the distance, the concept
of vision came to mind. Not
vision with two eyes, but vi-
sion as in visionary: Having
goals and ambitions for the
future and a perception of how
they will be reached.

I think God is a visionary.
Right now, He is consumed
with the thought of saving
His children from themselves.

Jesus' words come to mind:
"The Son of Man came to seek
and to save what was lost,"
(Luke 19:10). He sees much
more for us than centuries of
sin and death and sadness.
His very nature compels Him
to reach out to us and draw us
to Himself.

After I thought about it,
though, I realized that vision
is only temporary. He did not
create us just so He could save
us. I imagine there has al-
ways been a greater dream in-
the heart of the Great Vision-
ary. I believe the Creator had
that dream in mind when he
formed Adam in the dust and
that after His detour to sal-

vage what He can of human-
ity it will once again be at the
forefront of His mind. I do not
know exactly what His dream
consists of, but I have a feeling
that it is good, really good.

I am thankful that God is a
creative visionary. If we think
the competition, entertain-
ment, stress and luxury we
enjoy now is good, it is excit-
ing to imagine what He has in
store for our future.

To one day walk and talk
with God, to be strong and
healthy every day, to enjoy fel-
lowship with friends forever:
I think God's plan goes some-
thing like that. I hope you
do, too.

Better Ingredients.
Better Pizza.






Sarah Hayhoe

Opinion Editor

[email protected]

A man named Tennessee: Learning without textbooks

Justin Jones
Religious Studies Major

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I've got a friend. His name
is Robert, but he goes by
Tennessee. His slight frame
stands about 5 feet 10 inches
tall. He weighs somewhere in
the neighborhood of 140 lbs,
and always stands with his
shoulders slightly hunched.
On his arms are a few faded
tattoos, possibly reminders of
an unpopular war in a distant
land. His pale orange hair is
often pulled back into a pony-

tail, leaving a clear view of his
dark eyes and unshaven face.
Honestly, he reminds me of
my great-grandma. Only, my
great-grandma didn't mumble
as much as he does.

Tennessee is homeless, and
been that way for seven or
eight years now. He lives in a
small painting shed outside
an old church in downtown
Chattanooga. I've learned a lot
from Tennessee. For example,
don't guzzle, just swig. Or,
homemade chili is good un-
refrigerated for at least a week
after it's made. But, I think

the most important thing I've
learned from Tennessee is that
being first is overrated. In fact,
being last is preferred. (Seems
like I've heard that somewhere

Tennessee is the go-to man
when you need someone to
gather all the people without
a permanent address in Chat-
tanooga. It's amazing. Chat-
tanooga is a decent sized city,
but Tennessee always manag-
es to get the word out to gather
the masses.

One Sunday, we were dis-
tributing clothes downtown.

Everyone was chaotically lined
up making sure they got what
they needed. Tennessee, on
the other hand, was leaned
up against a nearby truck just
watching the circus unfold.
I walked over and leaned up
against the truck beside him.
As we sat there and watched,
Tennessee looked over at me
and said, "I like to let everyone
get what they need, then I will
get what I can." Sure enough,
after everyone had gone, Ten-
nessee walked over to what
was left and got a few things
that he needed. He wasn't able

to get several of the things he
had requested the week be-
fore, but he was okay with
that. After he had gathered
what he could, he looked over
at us, and asked us to come to
his "house."

I may seem like I've got my
life together. I'm in school.
I've got a roof over my head
and a nice truck to drive. In
spite of all of that, I've got a
lot to learn, and many of those
lessons aren't coming from
school books or professors,
but people like Tennessee.

Living in a place where women aren't free

Ansley Howe
2008 Nursing Alumna

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On an average evening
I here in Chad, I walk past An-
dre's house. There are five or
I six men sitting out under one
[of the neem trees in lounge
I chairs, gathered around a low
liable. The women, also five
lor six in number, sit on the
|ground nearby.

The women don't get the
tphairs. f

I walk to the hospital on
knottier day, carrying a heavy
Buitcase on my shoulder. The

suitcase will soon travel to
Gimbie Adventist Hospital
with Emily, one of the other
American student missionar-
ies. Although I walk along with
many strong male specimens,
also going to the hospital, not
one offers to help me.

I'm a girl; the girls here do
the work.

Women in Bere don't drive
cars. (Of course we hardly
have any, anyways). - They
don't choose who they are go-
ing to marry. They eat last.
They bear the children, raise
the children and feed the chil-
dren with rice they grow out in

their fields by hand.

I walk home one afternoon
and see all the boys out in the
field playing soccer. My Chad-
ian brothers, Nano, Cumga
and Suare, are all involved in
one way or another, playing,
cheering, watching, while their
sisters are working inside the
compound. Eleven-year-old
Twai carries water in heavy
buckets to the garden, her
ropey muscles bulging out of
thin arms. Her older sister Cla
is fixing dinner, stirring the
pot of bouille while humming
a song to baby Grace, tied to
her back.

Someone recently brought
home a document entitled
"The Regulations of the Role of
the Chadian Woman." When
I saw it, I was filled with dis-
dain, and didn't read it. Later I
was overtaken by curiosity and
pulled it out again.

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As I read, I was reminded
by the comments of the tall,
robed Arab man on the road
trip to N'djamena, "Women
are not free in Chad. There are
walls for them. They are worth
as much as half a man here."

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Rachel Hopkins

Lifestyles Editor

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Survival 101: Wading through wedding season

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Rachel Hopkins
Lifestyle Editor

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Weddings are a beautiful
thing, two people promising to
commit the rest of their lives to
one another in the presence of
God and everyone they know.
Sigh. So romantic. But let's be
real. Weddings can also be a
bit of a bore, especially when
they hit you one weekend af-
ter another for a month. I'm
sure this happens every year
to someone, but I swear to
you, everyone I know is get-
ting married in May (includ-
ing myself). Since I'm first on
the docket, I probably won't

be going to anyone else's, but
the rest of you will. So here are
a few tips for supporting your
friends, and having a good^
time in the process.

Don't get depressed

If you're a single Sally or
Steve, weddings can be the
perfect reminder of all the rea-
sons you wish you had a sig-
nificant other. Don't go there!
' You'll end up being the cynical
person at the table. Select a
wedding accountability part-
ner for the month of May. The
two of you can be each other's
dates to all the big events
AND promise each other,
to stay positive.

Get Your Green On

^*^ -^- Take notes on vour lap-

Vexation: In my quest to
get organized, I'm wasting
paper like it's going out of

Solution: Take advantage
of the technology boom and
go digital!

Implementation: Just
a couple of weeks ago, we
talked about reducing the
number of paper receipts
in our lives, but let's go a
step further. There's several
other seemingly small ways
that we waste paper all
the time. I'm a huge fan of
Post-It notes (especially the
brightly colored ones), but
of course, they all end up
in the trash. Or how about
the notes I take for class?
At the end of the semester,
they're chucked in the gar-
bage to^ A - easy way *~ c -
this is .jy transitioning to
a more digital way of life.

Take notes on your lap-
top if you have one. This
not only saves paper, but
also makes it easy to e-mail
notes to friends when they
need them. And trade the
sticky notes, for desktop
to-do lists. Both of these
steps will not only make
your workspace greener,
but neater too.

Clarification: If you

don't like the thought of
using Word documents
for everything, then look
for some simple programs
that will help to cut back
on paper use. Macs come
with the Stickies program
pre-installed, but there are
also PC versions. You can
even buy a Post-It digital
program for about $20.
There's also several pro-
grams you can buy to assist
you in digital note taking.
Microsoft's OneNote is a
Dri.^ 'iy many. Since
I'm cheap, I've found Word
works just fine for me.

Select a



partner for

the month

of May.

Pack some survival items

I'm doing my best to make
sure my reception isn't a bore.
Why? Because many are. Just
in case you wind up at a lack-
luster reception, pack some
goodies in your purse or pock-

mini travel games or a pad of
paper and a pencil (anyone
for MASH?). Nothing con-
spicuous to offend the hosts or
make the other tables jealous.
That would just be tacky...

Reward yourself

Create a fun post-wedding
ritual that will help you asso-
ciate weddings with positive
feelings. Pick up your favorite
candy bar or watch your favor-
ite flick. Just doing something
out of the ordinary and fun.
That way you know you'll have
something to look forward
to as the couple rides off into
the sunset.

Five ways to enjoy the weather

Rachel Hopkins
Lifestyle Editor

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Go ahead! Ditch the winter
coat and try one of these ideas
on for size.

1. Move the study
session outside: I even saw
some Southern Villagers take
their whole table outside to
study. Ingenuity at it's finest.

2. Have a picnic: The
beauty of picnics? Cafe food
becomes a picnic when you're
eating it in Kelly's Garden.

3. Hit the Greenway:
Don't drive to China Kitchen,

you bum! Walk there and
back. You'll be glad the next
time you're in a swimsuit.

4. Take part of your
workout outside: I wouldn't
dream of telling you to forsake
Hulsey altogether, but run a
few laps on the outdoor track
before you hit the weights. The
fresh air will do you wonders.

5. Open your win-
dows: It's the perfect tem-
perature outdoors to turn the
AC off, and open up a window.
Naps are so much more enjoy-
able this way.


Not sure what to do this week-
end? Here are a few ideas to
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Zackary Livingston

Sports Editor

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Soccer season promises to be better than last year

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Around this time of year
some students will wake up
the irritating noise of an
alarm, others may be frozen by
roommate who loves to sleep
nzero degree weather with the
window open, and then there
those who sleep in their
deats and shin guards, which
can only mean one thing-IT'S

Not long after spring break
was over soccer players came
out and practiced the last
sport left on Southern's cam-
pus for this year. Soccer intra-
murals have been the highly
awaited sport here on campus
since Christmas break. The
learn spirit couldn't be more
sky-scraping, and with all the
stress of finafc coming up,

what better way to get out that
frustration than to scream for
yourteam from the top of your
lungs when they play.

"We've got some really
competitive teams this year
and a lot of team changes
among players which were
pretty surprising," said Mike
Boyd, director of intramurals.
"It's as bad as Major League
Baseball, players jumping
from teams; free agency is
ramped at Southern intramu-
ral soccer."

Having all-stars on your
team is one thing, but some-
times they don't even have to
score, just let it out. And for
those who are in the library
during soccer hours, don't be
startled by all the screaming
and rumblings on campus. For
some teams it's not going to be
different because they always
win, but that's not the case for

every team.

"It's going to be way better
than last year," said sopho-
more, Rebeca Valentin, player
for Tjimaini. "Last year we
were awful but this year were a
whole lot better because we've
developed better teamwork in
passing, and I know it's going
to be a great season."

It's going

to be way

better than

last year.

Aside from all the joy this
season, there is one slight
problem. The main fields are
still being re-seeded.

"I'm actually sad because
the fields over at CA [Colleg-

edale Academy] aren't really
that good at all. It's muddy, so
if it rains, it's over," said Ma-
rio Robles, a junior marketing
major who plays with Barra
Brava. "I don't think playing
on the main fields would do
too much harm, but we'll stick
to it and play to the best of our

Another student agrees.
"I think it's unfair because
they should have been reseed-
ing the field all summer. I was
here all summer and they were
not doing anything at all about
the fields," said Rhod Llaguno,
a sophomore general studies
major who plays for Masanga
Boys. "There is a disadvantage
playing in other fields espe-
cially at CA because it's very
cramped and narrow and it's
much smaller than the other

Besides that slight draw-
back, it's time to bring your
A game to the field and make
the most of this season. But let
us also remember that when
we play, we should play with
all our hearts. Don't trip peo-
ple or kick them in the shin
(even though they may have
shin guards), and don't let
your emotions get in the way
of everyone else's fun. If your
teammate doesn't know how
to play, encourage that team-
mate, don't bring them down.
Let's stay Christian and focus
on Jesus, and this way we can
all enjoy what the Lord has
given us.

By the way, take off your
cleats before getting into the
dorms, the maintenance work-
ers in the dorm would truly
appreciate it.

Hockey championships feature well-matched teams

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Each game was more thrill-
s' than the previous one as
Wieeze Kids, Shot Clinic and
toss Sticks did not disap-
point the crowd in this year's
•«% championship series.
It was the clash of the ti-
lls as Wheeze Kids defeated
W>oo Sheiks in a sudden-
leath over-time thriller for
j* Men's A League Champi-
Team 27,000 Sheiks
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^ e « Nersanrj, a junior the-
°gy major, scored a goal,
« Wheeze Kids rallied back

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>0 Per and Josh Baltzer a finally won one in overtime."
'Pftomore biology major,' to Not everyone was joyful
uwir team up 3-2. As the about the win including op-
' msity picked up, Eric Otis P°nent Jason Hogan, a senior
( J"°' or m anagement major,' management major. Appar-
, ™ his game up to an- ently, mere was a penalty that
er 'evel scoring on a half- wasn't called right before the
1 s!a P shot to tie it all at last S oal against Wheeze Kids

3-3 with 3:13 left heading into
overtime. In the extra period
Kenny Smith, a junior liberal
arts education major, received
a nice feed from his teammate
as he paced up the court all
alone and shot it right above
the goalie's left hand to win it
all for the Wheeze Kids with a
score of 4-3.

"I've gone on the left about
five times that game, so I de-
cided to go the opposite side; I
found an opening and put it in
the net," Smith said.

Dennis Negron, an English
professor, said, "There have
been times when we've been
this close and lost it in over-

that some thought should have
been called against them.

"[The referees] missed a
penalty just before the shot
that should've been called and
that was the changing play
right there", Hogan said, play-
er on 27,000 Sheiks.

Southern's campus is not
big enough to have two unde-
feated teams in the women's
league. So the highly anticipat-
ed battle of undefeated ladies
teams met center court to see
who was the only team fit for
the title, as Shot Clinic was tri-
umphant over Simply Smash-
ing in a game that went down
to the final 11 seconds of the
game. Everyone thought that
it was going to turn out to be
a shootout until Kelly Baskin
made a goal with 11.5 seconds
left in the last period.

"Oh my word, I can't believe
I scored," Baskin said, a junior
corporate wellness major. "It
feels so awesome making the

goal because I never scored a
goal before, and I scored the
winning shot."

"I can't explain how excit-
ing it was to see that she made
it in," said Tiffany Hevener, a
senior nursing major.

Things went from good,
to bad, to worse for Tortilla
Flats as junior Andrew Chap-
man went on fire to lead Cross
Sticks to win the Men's B
League Championship. Matt
Ancel, a junior liberal arts edu-
cation major, for Tortilla Flats
scored twice in less than one
minute of each other to put
his team ahead 2-0. But Chap-
man had an answer for Ancel's
goals and went out-of-control
scoring the next five goals for
his team, with four out of five
of them coming from beyond
the midcourt.

"I'm half Canadian, so it
runs through my blood," Chap-
man said, "The credit can't go
all to me because we had guys

who never played hockey be-
fore, we just put players where
we'd thought would be best."
It wasn't until Chapman
left the game that his team-
mate Geoffrey Jensen, a ju-
nior acounting major, scored
for the 6-2 final.

"I hadn't called a single pen-
alty and this was the cleanest
game I'd ever refereed," said
Mike Boyd, director of intra-
murals. "The games were so
competitive. There were some
heartbreak goals but overall a
great way to end hockey."

Now that hockey is done,
it's time to step outside and
get a little bit of that cool, crisp
spring air for the highly antici-
pated soccer intramurals. If
you're not on a team, you are
definitely missing out. So get
your soccer cleats, football
cleats, or whatever you have
and get ready because soccer
season will end a great year of
intramural sports.




Deadline Monday at noon
[email protected]

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This course has been designed
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3rd Annual Dusk til Dawn Ad-
venture Race the night of April
4. All registration will be on-
line in advance. Co-ed teams
of four will challenge their
skills of adventure and push
their limits of fun. South-
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Evensong | Southern's I
Canton Chamber Choir will
present a program featuring
Theodore Morrison's Shirei
Shabbat (Sabbath Songs)
with traditional Hebrew texts
at Evensong this Saturday,
March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the
church. Worship credit will
be given.


Friday, March 27


Online fall registration for return-
ing juniors >54 hours & seniors

Faculty summer textbook adop-
tions due, Campus Shop

I Cantori Tour

PreViewSouthern 105

6:30 p.m. - Pentecost (Tent)

7:57 p.m. - Sunset

8 p.m. - Vespers, Gym Masters

Sabbath, March 28

8:30 a.m.-i2 p.m. - Foot washing
service (Church Fellowship Hall)

9 a.m. - Adoration 1- Communion:
John Nixon (Church)

10:15 a.m. - Saltworks Sabbath
school (Hulsey Wellness Center)

Adoration 2 - Communion: John
Nixon (Church)

10:30-11:10 a.m. - Connect Sab-
bath schools (Collegedale Academy)

"wild at heart" with Marcel

"identity" with Angela McPherson

"Prayer" with Carol toree

11:30 a.m. - Connect - Kristie Cain
(Collegedale Academy)

11:45 a.m. - Renewal - Com-
munion: John Nixon (Collegedale

2:15 p.m. - FLAG Camp - Reserve
spot with [email protected]

4 p.m. - Penteeosta - David Ass-
cherick (Tent byTalge/Wood Halls)

7:30 p.m. - Evensong - Music
& Readings: I Cantori (Collegedale

8:30-11 p.m. - Hulsey Wellness
Center open

9 p.m. - Gym-Masters Home Show
(Ties P.E. Center)

Sunday, March 29

I Cantori Tour

2:30 p.m. - Gym-Masters Home
Show Matinee (lies P.E. Center)

7:30 p.m. - Symphony Orchestra
Concert, convocation credit (Church)

Monday, March 30

Senior progress grades for May
graduates due and deadline to finish
incompletes & home study correspon-

Financial aid priority deadline
Online fall registration for return-
ing sophomores > 23 hours, juniors &

4 p.m. - University assembly

Tuesday, March 31

Online fall registration for return-
ing sophomores > 23 hours, juniors &

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