The Student Athlete, and Scholar?

It is an age-old stereotype that student athletes, especially those at the collegiate level, put very little emphasis on academics. The struggle to perform to perfection and maintain outstanding grades is real, there’s no doubt about that. Between the large quantities of time athletes must dedicate to practice and classes themselves, sports stars often have very little time to study at the level that is needed in order to be successful, and thus grades begin to drop. However, there are a few exceptions to this ideal. While there are many student athletes out there who struggle with their academics, there are also athletes that excel academically. What makes them different, and how do they do this?

1379490_723302247683251_682725231_nReinhardt University freshman baseball player Blake Oviedo takes fifteen credit hours per semester—a full class load—and dedicates on average 3-4 hours a day to baseball, yet he still maintains mostly As. As a Pre-Med/Biology major, Oviedo works hard to balance his schoolwork with his sport. When asked if this was a difficult task, he responded, “It was at first, but not anymore. Once I got acclimated to my schedule, I just decided to stick with everything and put forth a lot of effort. It’s worked out so far.”

How coaches encourage athletes to perform academically is also a prominent subject in sports media. Now more than ever, coaches are urging players to remember that athletes are students first. Oviedo commented, “Coach Howard has been really tough on us academically, even having us fill out grade sheets. Even though they can be a bit of a hassle, I think that they motivate us to do well, which is the ultimate goal.”

alyssaAlyssa Kroll, sophomore biology major at RU, is a tennis player who also excels academically, even partaking in the Honors program. Kroll states that maintaining good grades during sports season is often a challenge for athletes. “It’s definitely hard sometimes [to maintain high grades], especially during the on season, but it’s doable. It just takes a lot of dedication.” Kroll also stated that playing tennis while working towards a degree has strengthened her personal skills. “I’ve learned a lot about time management and communication,” she said.

Reinhardt cheerleader Brittany Winston is also an exemplary student. The sophomore Global Communications major works hard to balance her time between classes and practices. Winston takes a different stance on the degree of difficulty time management takes of her. “[Time management] has never really been that hard to me. I’ve never let things stress me out, so I just get stuff done,” she said. Like Oviedo’s coach, Winston explains that Coach Fulghom places heavy emphasis on academics. “She’s even given us a couple of practices off to dedicate to studying for finals,” Winston said.

1010640_10151690738970730_536940108_nWhile there are many athletes that do struggle to maintain necessary grade point averages, spectators and fans must also keep in mind that there are an influx of student athletes that parallel as scholars. It is evident that rising to the standards of a student athlete is difficult, but it is also clear that athletes are capable of outstanding academic achievements when adequate effort is applied.

Meagan Hurley, Editor-In-Chief 

Fly on the Wall: An Explanation

The Hiltonian has been made aware that this past week’s Fly on the Wall has created a sense of uneasiness on campus. We apologize for causing this upset, and would like to take a moment to fully explain our intentions in correlation to the Fly on the Wall column.

The Hiltonian has served as Reinhardt’s news source since 1924 and the anonymously written Fly on the Wall column has been a part of the newspaper for the past several years. Fly on the Wall is an Opinions / Arts & Entertainment piece that is made to entertain by being humorous and satirical in nature. It is strictly the opinion of the writer, and does not in any way reflect the views of The Hiltonian staff.

Any student at any time can submit content for the Fly on the Wall column. The column is written anonymously and a different student writes an article on a different subject each edition. Editors then pick from submissions as to which article will be published, based on the criteria of entertainment potential and the ability to relate to students.

The Hiltonian staff apologizes for any lack of clarity regarding Fly on the Wall. It is NOT a factual news article, but merely an opinion of a student. Anyone with any further questions, comments, or concerns is welcomed to submit a Letter to the Editor. (See link at the top of page.)

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

The Hiltonian Staff

Incident Occurs at Hubbard Hall on First Week of Classes

photo-8(AUGUST 29, 2013)–Three days after Reinhardt University opened for the fall semester, on August 22d, police were called to investigate an “unknown trouble” call at 11:08 pm at Hubbard Hall on the main campus in Waleska. Upon arrival, the responding officer met with the caller, a Resident Assistant, and was shown an injured male student sitting on the stairwell at the right side of Hubbard Hall.

The student was bleeding from his head and face, and had swelling around his eyes and lips. The student was unable to speak. However, upon inquiring as to the current state of the student, the officer proceeded to ask if he had fallen or if he had been pushed. The student then extended his arms outward, indicating that he had been pushed. The officer asked again if he had been pushed, and the student nodded his head, “yes.”

The responding officer claimed to have smelled alcohol coming from the area around the student and proceeded to ask the student if he had been drinking. Once again, the student nodded his head, “yes.” The Fire Department/EMS then arrived on scene to treat the injured student.

After speaking to several bystanders, the officer concluded that the student had fallen down a flight of stairs at Hubbard Hall and that no crime had taken place. He then turned matters over to Reinhardt Public Safety.

Meagan Hurley & Kelcey Caulder

Mark Roberts Makes New Addition to the Reinhardt Family

photo-7By Meagan Hurley, Editor-In-Chief

            (AUGUST 23, 2013)–Mark Roberts, new Vice President of Academic Affairs for Reinhardt, begins his journey as an Eagle this fall. Roberts, the former VPAA for Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, Virginia, is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he obtained both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in English literature.

Upon being asked why he made the decision to come to Reinhardt, Roberts commented that he had become familiar with Reinhardt while working at Virginia Intermont College, a similar size school, and he thought that it would, “be a good fit.” “I saw how Reinhardt was changing and growing into one of the bigger schools for private colleges and I was very impressed,” he said.

Roberts says that the Vice President of Academic Affairs is a leadership position to ensure academic quality at our institution. He works with faculty members and deans to set the agenda for improving academics, graduation rates, retention rates, and the honors program. When asked how he thinks he can contribute to making Reinhardt University a more dynamic college, he answered, “I come with four years of experience at a small liberal arts college similar to Reinhardt. Reinhardt is now in the process of transitioning into a larger college and I really want to be a part of that by helping add more graduate programs and exploring regional interests.”

In regard to the changes Reinhardt is currently experiencing as the university expands and the football program starts, Roberts commented, “The addition of sports, academic programs, and the delivery of programs is contributing to the evolution of Reinhardt’s community, making it more diverse. Institutions can’t remain the same forever. The key is to manage growth while maintaining sustainability and taking the next step forward.” He feels that Reinhardt students and faculty alike are ready to embrace these changes.

Roberts says that he is very pleased to be at Reinhardt and is optimistic about the 2013-2014 school year.

SOAR: The New Eagle on Campus

DSC_0211After thirty years of existence, Reinhardt University’s mascot has a name: Soar. The name was revealed on Spring Day, Thursday, April 4th – an exciting day for Soar.

Soar was the super star of the day, as cheerleaders and other Reinhardt students eagerly waved their pompoms and cheered him on as he ran through the human tunnel.

Walter May stood on the podium and proudly announced the good news to the crowd who watched and waited.

It is obvious that the Eagle had been working out to get ready for his big day! Soar jumped out and showed off his newly acquired gluteus maximus and quads, as he paraded the stage.

The eagle worked closely with the football team, because he was built like a football player. No one complained about the makeover though.

It is safe to say that Soar was born on Thursday, April 4th. As the year ends, all of Reinhardt eagerly waits for Soar to take his first flight during the fall season.

Soar will lead the brave Reinhardt Eagles to battle enemy schools, and eventually to the ultimate victory in every sport on campus.

Vanessa Irie, Staff Writer

The Fly v. The Pig

Photo courtesy of Google Images.

Photo courtesy of Google Images.

Can somebody please explain to me what’s so great about the Painted Pig? It seems to be all anyone ever talks about on campus! Between the people dressed in togas last week and the hung over people in class the next day, I think it’s time for a “Come-To-Jesus” talk.

I understand that sometimes there is utterly nothing to do on this campus. (Those who voted against the SAF, thank you! Not!) Believe me, I know. Going to a bar that sells cheap beer and getting wasted not too far from campus, however, isn’t the smartest thing you could do. Actually, it’s probably the dumbest! Most of the people that talk to me about the Painted Pig are underage, and we all know that you don’t go there for the food. I’m sure the Painted Pig is a nice tavern with nice little people working there, and I know for a fact that Daniel Cubas is an awesome DJ, but is it really worth getting caught? What if something was to get out of hand and the cops showed up?

Also, charging drinks on someone’s tab… That’s just uncalled for. If you thought no one knew about it, they do. Everyone does. You know who you are, so start feeling guilty. When I said previously that you should party off campus if you really had to, I meant somewhere safe…. Not in a bar.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t go out and do something! Honestly, you would probably drive yourself crazy if you just sat here on campus with nothing to do. You’re in college and you should be able to enjoy yourself. Just be smart! If you’re of age, you really don’t have much to worry about, just find a DD and a place to stay afterwards. You can still get penalized if you are found on campus drunk.

Henry W. Grady Debating Society Holds First Competition

DSC_1336On Tuesday, April 2nd the Henry W. Grady Debating Society made their debut on Reinhardt’s campus. The new debate team, which was started in January, is lead by president Jordan Mahan and advisor SimonPeter Gomez. The group decided to begin their competition season with a friendly in-house debate in the Hill Freeman library. All students and faculty members were encouraged to attend. Issues debated included the decriminalization of cannabis, whether or not alcohol should be permitted on campus, the elimination of RU’s free speech code, and finally whether or not students should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. The competition was judged by professors Kevin Crawford, Cheryl Brown, and Teresa Ast.

The first debate of the night was argued by Leon Sapp, the negative, and Elizabeth Watts, the affirmative, over whether or not marijuana should be decriminalized. The second debate, over whether or not students over twenty-one years of age should be able to drink on campus, was argued by Malcolm Anderson, the affirmative, and Alex Kaplan, the negative. The third debate, which was a policy debate over the Reinhardt free speech code, was argued by partners Justin Bell and Lashaa Williams, the affirmative, and Thandiwe Jahi and Paul Solorzano, the negative. The final debate of the night was over whether or not students should be able to carry concealed weapons on campus, and it was argued by Alex Bryant, the negative, and Jordan Mahan, the affirmative.

The winners of the debates were Elizabeth Watts, Alex Kaplan, Justin Bell and Lashaa Williams, and Jordan Mahan.

The Henry W. Grady Debating Society will be debating again in the near future and will later be going to area competitions.

Meagan Hurley, Editor-In-Chief 

2013 SGA Executive Board Positions Announced

MariaStudent Body President: Maria Flores

 

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Vice President for Student Activities: Shelby Noblitt

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Treasurer: Monica McKnight

There will be a run-off for the position of Secretary between Casey Robinson and Josh Robinson. Voting will commence on Monday.

Chief of Staff will be announced at a later time.

Flying into Leadership at RU

Photo courtesy of Google Images.

Photo courtesy of Google Images.

It has definitely been a crazy week here at Reinhardt! Drama has begun, tension is high, and the maturity levels are low. I’m not going to start pointing fingers, but there are certain people on campus that are lacking good sportsmanship. It’s that time of year – the time when student leaders are attempting to stand their ground for their roles at Reinhardt. During this time, one question still remains: Are these student leaders representing the student body or representing themselves?

I believe that if you are a student leader, you should not only represent your school by being academically involved, but also by exhibiting good ethics. Whether it is an argument or a class discussion, students who represent our school should converse maturely and objectively, instead of harshly putting other students down or being condescending.

Some might disagree, but I believe a student leader should be a role model. I personally want to see student leaders that strive to be successful students in their classes. I want to see leaders who are involved in clubs and events on campus. I want to see leaders who are social and kind to other students. I want to see leaders who care about this school.

So, yes, I do believe that to be a student leader, you should have an intellectually stimulating GPA. You should have some experience in a variety of clubs or organizations. You should have a basic knowledge about the history of the campus and its founders. Student leaders should be kind, understanding, good listeners, decent speakers, unbiased, and, above all else, should provide positive service to the student body.

These requirements shouldn’t be a hassle to complain about, but a standard for the current and future student leaders to come. Just remember that when applying to be in a leadership position on campus, or when choosing student leaders and role models for Reinhardt University.

Annie Get Your Gun to be Performed in April

Photo by Parker Bennett.

Photo by Parker Bennett.

A few weeks ago, the Reinhardt Theatre program started their rehearsals for the upcoming musical, Annie Get Your Gun. The head of the Theatre Department, Dave Nesbit, will be directing this show with stage manager Stephanie Hettrick.

Annie Get Your Gun is set around a carnival theme, in which, Buffalo Bill, played by Levi Bentley, paints a story from his memory about a woman named Annie Oakley, played by Kate Johnson, meeting “champeen” Frank Butler played by Koby Parker. In this show, there are several recognizable songs like “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Anything You Can Do,” and “They Say It’s Wonderful”. Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun is said by Nesbit to be “something the audience will recognize and be able to sing along with. The audience will have a wonderful time in a circus-like atmosphere.”

Hettrick says that she is most excited about Annie Get Your Gun because it is her first time stage managing a full-fledged musical at a university. Zack Vandever, former student at Shorter University, Hettrick’s mentor, and now a professional scenic and lighting designer, has offered to assist Hettrick and Nesbit in helping the audience experience the show as best as possible by making creative set designs to fit the theme. Nesbit wants to keep the audience surprised, as well as give them the best experience possible from the minute they enter the theatre until the last curtain call.

Hettrick also commented that she is enjoying the show so far because the musical unites the theatre/musical theatre students, the music majors, and the vocal-performance majors together. She is amazed by the wide-range of talent that the actors have shown.

To prepare for this musical, the actors have been rehearsing nearly every night from 7 to 10 PM in the Hoke ‘O’ Kelly or the Falany Performing Arts Center. They usually practice blocking and music every night except for Wednesday, which is when the performers practice choreography. The show will open on April 27th at 7:30 PM and continue on April 28th at 2:00 PM.

Hannah Craton, Staff Writer

Eagle Football: Bigger, Faster, Stronger

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Photo courtesy of Google Images.

In the past year, Reinhardt has made multiple significant changes.  One of these changes is the addition of the football team to the different array of varsity sports.

As the first wave of football players invaded Reinhardt, every student wondered how these young men would affect life at the university.  The unspoken question remains: “What are these boys about?”

In an interview, Head Football Coach Cronic summarized the football team’s goals, for the men to become “Bigger, faster, stronger.”

What does this mean for Reinhardt as a community and for the athletes?

On one hand, Reinhardt students have to prepare themselves for a football season that could make or break the school’s reputation as a respectable NAAIA institution. On the other hand, the football players must gear up to improve in every aspect of their lives.

The goal is not just physical strength, but also maturity.  Bigger, faster, stronger as a team and as people. Football, as Coach Cronic said, is a “character building sport. [in the sense that it does not create the individual's character, but] it reveals it and the coaches have to appropriate model, discipline, structure to live a good life.”

This just means that Reinhardt University Football players will not just be a group of rowdy, testosterone driven athletes.  By the time these men are done with their college careers,  football would have molded them into disciplined, confident men.

To reach this goal of bigger, faster, and stronger men, the team meets every day from 7-7:30 am for a breakfast that includes extensive discussions about classes, grades, and goals.

It is easy to see that the Football coaches are highly invested in the lives of these young men.

As Coach Cronic expressed, “We are proud of the product we’ll place on the field and there will be pride from staff, faculty, and students.”

Don’t expect perfection, but RU’s football team will bring Reinhardt’s students together in a way that they have never been. As traditions emerge from the addition of this team, the school will also become an institution in which students express more pride.

Vanessa Irie, Staff Writer 


 

RU Theater Program Performs ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’

Photo courtesy of Reinhardt University Theater Program.

Photo courtesy of Reinhardt University Theater Program.

“In the entanglement of death, lies, and love, ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ explores the effect of technology of the modern person and the importance of what truly knowing another human means.” –Stephanie Hettrick

On February 14th, 15th, and 16th, Reinhardt University’s theatre program performed Dead Man’s Cell Phone, written by Sarah Ruhl.  They performed this show in the Hoke ‘O’ Kelly with six cast members. The director, Stephanie Hettrick, and stage manager, Lauren Friday, worked non-stop on blocking, building, and characterizing the show, as they only had three weeks to prepare.

In the play, the main character Jean, played by Allie Glonek, is first seen sitting in a café with only one man at another table. After having to answer his continuingly ringing phone, she realizes that the stranger, Gordon, played by Nick Cothran, has died. Connected to him only by his cell phone, she continues to answer his calls and console his loved ones. She then meets his mother, Mrs. Gotlieb, played by Sophie Decker, his wife, Hermia, played by Katelyn Pickel, his brother, Dwight, played by Conner Williams, and his mistress, The Other Woman, played by Kate Johnson. She becomes twisted up in not only his lies, but also in her own, as she tries to find a real connection between herself and others instead of a connection through Gordon’s cell phone.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone was chosen by Hettrick for many different reasons. As a student director, she was given the task to find a show that casted only 6 people in it. She chose the show because  its values were similar to her own. She grew up in a family that believed in one on one connection over cellular relations. When she first stumbled upon the show at Shorter, she immediately connected with it because of her connection to the main character, Jean. “Jean’s,” Hettrick said, “only connection to Gordon was through a phone, and that’s exactly what she was raised to be against.”

Hettrick chose the stage set-up to better accommodate the actors and the audience . She first wanted the lighting to be as professional as possible. The lighting for the stage created bad shadowing, but on the floor was much easier to work with. Also, without the proper seating, it is usually painful for the viewer to sit and look up to the stage, when it is much more realistic to view and relate to the show if it is right in front of the viewer. They decided on putting the stage set-up in the left corner of the Hoke jokingly at first, but after testing this set-up, it turned out to be the best choice for not only the actors, but the audience as well.

Allie Glonek said, “The rehearsals were very collaborative. It took a lot of effort on everyone’s part.” She said in the beginning of the rehearsals, it was very nice to be able to gather the cast together and go over the relationships between the characters and work on what their own character’s personalities would be like. She called this a “character run-through”.  If she had to describe the rehearsal process in three words, the three words would be “Quick, concentrated, and precise.”

When Glonek was asked how she could connect to the show and why, she responded that she could relate to the show and her character a lot because she loathes having a cell phone and she hates how connected everyone seems to be with their cell at all times. If you’re out, there are always two or three people using their cell phone. Connection is now through a device instead of personal contact. Allie said, “If there was one thing to be learned from the show, it would be to not disregard the people in front of you because you feel like you will always be able to contact them. One day, you might not be able to.”

The turn-out for all nights was very good, considering the space and time given to perform the show. Audience member Justin Buddenhagen said that Dead Man’s Cell Phone was “A treat of theater for Waleska. Compelling acting, wonderful directing.”  He also recommended, during the weekend it was performed, that everyone should come see the show.

Hannah Craton, Staff Writer 

HVZ Closes First Game of the Year

857848_579764138701276_1216270510_oHumans vs. Zombies started its first game of the season on Sunday, February 17th. Since every game usually has a specific plot or theme, this game’s theme was based off the Civil War. Three mods were chosen to be generals and part of the game as well. Josh Robinson played the role of Jethro Nubbinson, Kody Spaniak played the role of Theodore Westsyde, and Christopher Lennox played the role of Cogsworth Bullmoose, Theodore’s sidekick. This game lasted until Thursday night, with the zombies overtaking the humans. The missions had different objectives every night that the humans and the zombies had to meet.

The first mission started on Monday at 10 PM. The humans had to face off not only with each other, but with the zombies as well. To fit the Civil War theme, electric guns weren’t allowed for this mission. The humans were allowed to use the single shot rifles, sock grenades, and snipers. The humans were split into two sides: Nubbinson’s team and Westsyde’s team. What the humans weren’t aware of were the zombies waiting for them behind the Glasshouse. A few humans were tagged, but not all. During this game, the first OZ, Ruth Mehari, was revealed after tagging several people during the fight.

On Tuesday, HvZ had its second mission, which most of the players found the most entertaining. Nubbinson, in the midst of war, had his legs chopped off. His team was merged with team Westsyde because the zombie horde had grown too strong due to them being tagged by the second OZ, Justin Buddenhagen. During this mission, the humans had to save Nubbinson by pushing him in a shopping cart from the apartments to the glasshouse while being attacked by zombies. After making it up the hill, they had to help Nubbinson into the glasshouse, where he “died” from bleeding to death. They then had to find paper chains in the Student Life Center to chain the doors and keep the zombies out. They did so effectively, losing a few humans to the clutches of the zombies’ rotting hands. As said by Josh Robinson, “The cart mission was my favorite.”

On Wednesday’s missions, the humans had to make it from the back of Gordy and race to the Glasshouse. They had to find riddles on Nubbinson’s dead body, behind the Nurse’s office, the flagpole in front of the Admissions Building, and finally at the volley ball court. At the volley ball court, they had to dig up a message in the bottle telling them to race to the glasshouse, because the “boat” left at a specific time, which if it was missed, they wouldn’t get a free walk back.

The last mission on Thursday entailed the humans finding Cogsworth Bullmoose in the pouring rain. The humans had to find Bullmoose at Hagan so he could pilot the ship, only to find that his arms had been chopped off, as well, in the heat of battle. They then had to find Leah Cormany, a former Reinhardt student, who also her arms were chopped off.  They then journeyed to find Greg Chafin, also a former Reinhardt student, but they unfortunately didn’t make it to him in time. The zombies surrounded the humans, who were now down to three students, Quan Cobb, Kyle Charlden, and Omar Powell. Omar was tagged by Ruth Mehari, while Kyle and Quan were tagged by John Curry, thus ending the first game of Humans vs. Zombies this year. The next game will be played March 31st through April 4th and the banquet will be held April 8th in the Glasshouse.

Hannah Craton, Staff Writer

Fly on the Wall: Reinhardt’s Pesky Parking Problem

Photo by Parker Bennett.

Photo by Parker Bennett.

You know what really pisses me off? Parking, that’s what.

I know. That sounds like a stupid thing to get excessively angry about but at Reinhardt, it is completely acceptable. There’s always that one guy that likes to mess everything up by parking in a non-existent parking space right in everyone’s way. It’s just one of those things that makes you want to write a strongly worded note and leave it on their window or kick their tires a few times. There’s not a single student on campus that doesn’t know what I am talking about.

At the front entrances of SmoJo and PJ, you have about twenty parking spaces, not counting the space with the random ugly fire hydrant, and maybe about ten more in the cramped space in the back. Also, behind these buildings lies about five reserved parking spots. The highest capacity of students that these halls can hold is 88 students all together. I’m going to do some simple math here, so don’t let it overwhelm you students who aren’t math majors and/or Maria Flores.

Let’s do the math here… 20+10=30 spaces. 88-30=58 students…

That leaves about 58 students without a place to park.  Oh yeah, you’re allowed to park in front of Roberts too, but Roberts also has about 41 guys living there as well, and yet again only about 20 spaces for them to park.

It’s about to get real … 41-20=21 spaces. 21+58=79 students…

Now we have about 79 students who don’t have a place to park just at Smo Jo, PJ, and Roberts. This is a problem. The rest can just park at Gordy and walk a little bit more. Oh wait! Remember the colorful little sticker that you have on the back of your car? That’s a funny story. That sticker is color coded, just like everybody else’s stickers, letting our buddies at Public Safety know when you are parking in the wrong lot. What, then, do students do when there’s nowhere to park? Do they park in the commuter’s lot across the street? Students love running out in front of cars just to get to their dorms.

There’s also some craziness at Hubbard. The back parking lot is full of construction for the Hubbard addition, and everyone is now required to park in the front. They have to park their cars in front of the Fincher building. This means more cramped parking for all of those lovely athletes. I’m sure they are thrilled.

I understand that Reinhardt doesn’t have the funds to add on to the parking lots right now, even with the money it costs to go to this school, and the 100,000 dollars they just put into building a sign… But what are the students that don’t have a parking space supposed to do until then? Walk to class and leave their cars at home? They would then have no way to escape this campus on the dull weekends… Oh, the horror.

Something needs to change, Reinhardt, and quickly. We have another load of freshman enrolling next semester, and that means there will be even more parking spots unavailable for the taking. After that, you can bet administration is going to be saying, “Shoo, fly, don’t bother me!” with all of the tantrums I will have about it.

The Expansion of Hubbard Hall

hubbard hallIt seems construction is a permanent factor in Reinhardt life this year. From new sidewalks behind Gordy Dining Hall and the expansion on Dobbs, everything on campus has a chance of getting an upgrade. The newest construction plans are for expanding the newest residence hall, Hubbard Hall.

With the way Reinhardt’s student body is expanding, in a few years there could be fewer beds than students who need to live on campus. The expansion of what is now Hubbard Hall, which began this past Monday, will add ninety-two beds to the campus, and that’s only one of the first improvements planned.

Dr. Roger Lee, Dean of Students and Vice President for Student affairs, claims the two new wings provide many opportunities for Reinhardt and its students. A major perk in the two wings is the naming opportunity. What is currently Hubbard will remain under that name while the expansions will have two separate names. As of this moment, they are simply referred to as “Blue and Gold”.

So if the two new wings won’t be under one name, what does that mean for what type of students will live there? According to Dr. Lee, the two new wings will be comprised of three floors, each with an electronic card swipe entry machine. This opens a wide variety of combinations for the students living there. Depending on the demand from incoming students, each building could be co-ed by floor, using the card swipes to determine who can enter on each level. The new rooms are set aside for only upperclassmen but if the need arises, freshmen will also be allowed to live there. The new structures will also surround a courtyard for the occupants and guests.

All of these new features will cost approximately 3.8 million dollars to build and both buildings are scheduled to open for the fall term in August 2013. From the sound of the details, the new buildings will be well worth it.

As for the future of other residence halls, Dr. Lee says they’re working their way along with each new upgrade. For now, the next project will be Cobb Hall. Due to the issues with the communal bathrooms and other problems, Cobb has a chance to either be remodeled or demolished and rebuilt. The main goal is to choose the best plan finance-wise and move from there.

Lexi Brendel 

Man Passes Through Waleska On His Cross Country Run for Alzheimer’s Awareness

Fussell with student Eryn Speer. Jack Fussell is a man of perseverance and determination. At the mere age of three, he was run over by a car and was later told that he may never walk again. He proved doctors wrong. A little over a decade ago, Fussell was diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and organ failure. This time he was told that he might not survive. It was after this particular illness that Fussell decided to live a more healthy life. Due to his new lifestyle choices, Fussell lost over one hundred pounds and became a healthy individual. He proved doctors wrong again. The fact that this man is alive today is, in itself, amazing.

Inspired by the death of his father in 2000 and his diagnosis of organ failure in 2001, Fussell made the decision to run across the country, from Savannah to Monterey, to raise money and awareness for a worthy cause,  the Alzheimer’s Association. For ten years Fussell has trained intensively, running up and down the stairs at Amicalola Falls State Park. On January 12, 62-year-old Fussell was finally able to begin his long-anticipated journey. His goal is to raise $250,000 for the Alzheimer’s cause and raise awareness for the disease with each step.

On February 13, just three weeks into his journey, Reinhardt University students were given the opportunity to meet and run with Mr. Fussell. He was extremely kind and seemed eager to share information about his purpose in running across the nation and the voyage itself. He informed students that he stops at all the nursing homes that he passes and spends time with the people living there. According to Fussell, this journey is “a celebration of life”, and he wants to share that with everyone that he can.

Fussell said that his trip was originally planned to take six months, but will probably end up taking closer to nine due to these frequent stops. In response to student questioning, he informed individuals that he runs an average of eighteen miles each day and that, when housing isn’t available, he sleeps in the tent he carries along with him.

Jack Fussell is truly an inspiration. As this extraordinary man continues along his nine-month journey, he encourages others to come out and run alongside him. If anyone is interested in participating in his run across the nation or if one is simply interested in being updated about how his journey is progressing, visit his personal website:http://acrosstheland2013.com/about/. Fussel also has a Facebook and Twitter account under the same name.

Kelcey Caulder, Managing Editor & Meagan Hurley, Editor In Chief

Prayer Group Brings More Than Just Religion to Students

Photo taken from Overflow's meeting place.

Photo taken from Overflow’s meeting place.

Overflow, founded by Isabella Novaes and Tirzah Carroll, is a prayer group that evolves around God and those who come together to seek a higher purpose. Isabella said,  “Overflow is all about Jesus… Completely.” She emphasized that even though this is a Christian group, all people of different walks of life are welcome to join.

The idea of Overflow is not to judge, but to love as the Bible directed. At Overflow, “the words come off the pages of the Bible and God is alive.” says Isabella.

So every Monday night, from 8:30 until the last person leaves, a few people come together to speak, pray, and relax. Overflow serves a “home” for everyone who comes in.

Despite the fact that Overflow revolves around Jesus, it is not an organized religious group with a set of rituals. Isabella said that “It is God who moves,” so she never knows what to expect from the meetings. Every Monday differs from the last, but everyone leaves a bit bewildered at the events that transpire while the group is together.

To anyone who doubts the power of God in Overflow, Isabella says that even though “religion has pushed God away, [he is a] God of love and a God of Experience and he is worth giving a chance.” That is the point of Overflow, to bring experience in the fullness of God to all who join the family.

Overflow meets every Monday at 8:30 pm in West 317.

For more information contact Isabella Novaes:

678-914-9877

isabella_novaes@hotmail.com

You can also find the Overflow Blog at: overflowprayer.tumblr.com

Vanessa Irie, Staff Writer

Atlantic Records’ Executive VP Visits Reinhardt

DSC_0908.JPG.download DSC_0908-1On February 12th,  Reinhardt University welcomed Atlantic Records’ Executive Vice President Amir Windom to campus, where he spoke at a SAC event in honor of Black History Month. Windom is one of the top players in the music business today. He has worked at Bad Boy Records, Def Jam Records, and is now the youngest VP in Atlantic Record history at the age of twenty-eight.

Windom was an all-around athlete throughout high school. He planned to continue his football career throughout college at Florida A&M University, but something stopped him. The summer after his freshman year, he was awarded the amazing opportunity to intern at Def Jam Records. After a summer at Def Jam, Windom had made a significant impression on his managers and the CEO. Instead of returning to school in the fall, Windom decided to take a full-time position at Def Jams Records. At nineteen years old, Windom was the youngest member of the team and was making an even greater impression on the leaders of the company. Shortly after joining the company, Windom was promoted to manager. He realized that the employees working under him didn’t respect him due to his age. At this point, Windom discovered the importance of purpose vs. power. Instead of acting like he was the boss, Windom tried to make connections with his employees. He says that by doing so he was able to manage his team more efficiently.

In 2006 Windom felt the need to return to, and finish, school. He approached his boss with the idea of returning to school while working full-time, and his boss approved. Windom returned to A&M and began his path to graduation. He took classes Monday through Friday and worked Thursday through Sunday. Taking 21 hours a semester, Windom graduated in two years. At his graduation ceremony in 2008, the CEO of Atlantic Records announced that Windom would be the new Executive VP.

Windom has some words of advice for students seeking internships, jobs, or just trying to succeed in the world. Windom says to present yourself as courageous and ambitious, not just another student. Making yourself stand out is the key to success. Windom also wants students to know that “no success is obtained without struggle”. He has worked very hard for the position he now has, and says students need a great work ethic to succeed.

Windom has one major piece of advice for students trying to succeed in the business world and in life: “Strive to be more than successful. Be Significant.” Windom defines success as having the money, the fame, the awards. For him, significance is making a difference in other people’s lives. As a member of various organizations such as 100 Black Men of Dekalb County’s Leadership Academy, and as a board member of YMCA Atlanta, Windom is actively making a difference in people’s lives. He is both successful and significant.

Reinhardt is grateful to have had such an influential man come to speak as part of Black History Month. Thank you, Amir Windom, for your wise words.

Candice Bailey, Staff Writer

Fly on the Wall: The Buzz on Gordy

Photo by Parker Bennett.

Photo by Parker Bennett.

Gordy Dining Hall–The place where the smell of poor college kids and desperation slaps you in the face as soon as you walk through the doors.  Yes, all the Reinhardt students know it very well, for it’s the place they resort to when their stomachs are growling and they are either too broke to go into Canton to eat or are too lazy to actually get in their cars and go somewhere else. Although Gordy can be a savior to those who have faced one or both of these problems, there are a few rules that students need to follow in order to survive in the jungle of the dining hall. Have no fear, students, I am here to help.

If you thought that college lunch rooms would be different than high school… You were wrong. It’s not different. It’s the same. As once sang by Bowling For Soup, “High School Never Ends.” Inspired by watching Mean Girls over the weekend, I decided to put together a diagram of how Gordy works. I split it up into two parts: where to sit and what to eat. If you are a freshman, this article will keep you from getting your hands stepped on in your attempts to climb up the social ladder. As for the upperclassmen, you will probably just get a kick out of how accurate these diagrams are.

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Seating in the dining hall is a lot more complex than what is often seen by the naked eye. There is a complicated system that you are obligated to live by. There are “free zones” that are safe to sit at, open to anyone in the student body. One student that most people know, Josh Robinson, typically sits in the safe zones. If you don’t know who Josh is, you probably should. He’s hard to miss.

Other tables are territorially owned by some of the big cliques of Reinhardt. As seen in the first diagram, the red boxes symbolize the safe places to sit without facing the irritated glares of the students you don’t belong with. Otherwise, the tables are labeled with the typical cliques that sit there. Most of the long tables sit most of the athletes and upperclassman “populars”. The round tables are for more of the smaller groups, like the freshman partiers or the cheerleaders.

If you sit at the wrong table, BEWARE. Prepare for whispers and evil glares from the other people at the table. You will be made fun of. You will feel awkward. You will be out-casted.

As far as food goes, most of the food, aside from the main entrees, is safe. The pizza is good as long as it has just come out of the oven and doesn’t have any leftover chicken or veggies from the day before. Stick to pepperoni and cheese. Salads are always healthy and all. The side entrees are usually okay if they have pasta or nachos. Sandwiches are always a safe second. Stay away from the main entrees unless it is Fried Chicken Wednesday or pasta day. The tofu that they put in everything may look safe, but it’s still tofu and it’s still gross.

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One last thing to remember is to never forget your card. The Card Nazi will hunt you down tell you that you aren’t allowed to eat there. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 200 dollars. If you follow this guide, you are sure to have the best experience you could possibly have in a dining hall with mediocre food and high school cliques… You’re welcome.

The Hiltonian newspaper staff goes to University of Georgia for GCPA

Video composed edited and made by Kelsey Swofford

Reinhardt Receives New Entrance Sign

Photo by Candice Bailey.

Photo by Candice Bailey.

Many students have noticed Reinhardt’s new sign that appeared after winter break. The generous James and Sis Brown family donated $100,000 for the new sign. The long-term friends of Reinhardt from Dalton, Georgia, felt that Reinhardt needed to make a grander first impression when strangers to the school first enter Waleska. The sign will display the words “Reinhardt University 1883”. Further construction and completion of the sign is halted until a dry date. Once the letters are put into place, the sign will be lit and flowers and shrubs will be planted around the new sign. Along with the new sign, modifications have been made to the main entrance to the campus in order for the sign to more closely resemble the new sign. In the past the family also donated money for a new athletic center: the James and Sis Brown Athletic Center.

Brasfield and Gorrie Construction Company has undertaken construction of the new sign and expects to complete the sign as soon as the rain lets up.
Candice Bailey

Walking for Peace

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        Each year a memorial walk is held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. and his various contributions to society. This year, Reinhardt University students are being given the opportunity to join in the nation-wide Peace Walk. Reinhardt’s DREAMS and Philanthropy groups have joined together to organize a peace walk of their own! On January 17, from 3:30-4:30, students will march all over campus, from the Admissions House to the Gym, finally to conclude in the Glasshouse.

        Once they have arrived in the Glasshouse, Reinhardt students will be given the opportunity to watch a video about Martin Luther King Jr. and play games with one another. In addition to several fun activities and an inspirational video, there will be a Banner Decorating Competition that groups and organizations can participate in. To enter, groups must create a banner that depicts what peace means to them and what Dr. King’s legacy means to them. If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Letia Wyatt. 

Kelcey Caulder, Managing Editor

Spotlight on Senior Athletes: Chelsea Hise

Chelsea Hise is a member of Reinhardt’s Lady Eagle’s soccer team. She is an NAIA Scholar and has been a winner of the Academic All Conference Award. Chelsea is from Newnan, Georgia and has played soccer since she was three years old. During her four years at Reinhardt she has been in the starting lineup for every game. This year she served as captain. She has played mid-field position for most of her college career, but this year she switched positions to defense.

Chelsea says that she “likes being a part of the team because you feel a part of something and we are a big family. We work together and take care of each other if there is a problem there is always someone to help.” Her favorite memory from her four years at Reinhardt was winning the regular season conference and conference tournament in 2011.

“It was great because everyone else in our conference looked down on us and thought we were not good enough. We went undefeated,” she said.

Chelsea has been a role model for her teammates these past four years and she will be greatly missed on the soccer field next school year.

Stephanie Autry

City of Waleska attempts hotel/motel tax ordinance

According to Alexander Bryant, Reinhardt SGA President, Mayor of Waleska Doris Jones will meet with University President Dr. Thomas Isherwood tomorrow, Sept. 12 to discuss details of the city’s planned imposition of a hotel/motel taxation ordinance on the city of Waleska and Reinhardt students. Resident students would be affected by this taxation, if the ordinance is passed.

More details to come as information is given.

To learn more about the hotel/motel tax ordinance, visit: http://www.dca.state.ga.us/development/research/programs/ordinance.asp

 

Meagan Hurley and Kelcey Caulder 

New Scholarship Endowment Established at Reinhardt University

Students at Reinhardt University often discuss the difficulty of finding scholarships to help cover the cost of steadily increasing private school education. New donations from the trust of Mr. James M. Boring Jr. and Syble E. Boring, long-time supporters of the college, will help ease the financial burden placed on students.

The contribution of more than $200,000 has allowed the university to establish the James M. Boring, Jr. and Syble E. Boring Scholarship Endowment, which will provide scholarship assistance to Reinhardt students, based on demonstrated financial need and academic success. Priority for these scholarships will be given to students in or from Whitfield County, where Mr. Boring was president of Dalton Rock Products and Dalton Asphalt for 30 years prior to his retirement.

“It was my privilege to know and visit Mr. and Mrs. Boring on many occasions, and I have fond memories of both,” said JoEllen Wilson, Reinhardt University’s Vice President for Advancement. “They appreciated what Reinhardt means to our students and alumni, as evidenced by the gift for scholarships.”

This was not the first that the Boring family was actively involved in helping to develop Reinhardt’s campus and in bettering the environment for students. Mr. Boring was an active member of Reinhardt’s Board of Trustees from 1989 to 2001, and an emeritus member from 2001 until his passing in 2008. The university’s Jim and Syble Boring Sports Complex, which include the Ken White Baseball and Softball fields, as well as the Ken White Soccer and Lacrosse Fields, was named for the couple.

 

Kelcey Caulder, Managing Editor

Monster Mash

To help the Reinhardt students celebrate Halloween, the Student Activities Council held the annual Monster Mash in the Glasshouse. On Halloween night, from 9PM to 12AM, Reinhardt students dressed up in costumes and headed to the Monster Mash to listen to music, dance, receive free t-shirts, eat candy, and compete in costume contests.

 

The three different costume contests that students could compete in were the scariest costume contest, the cutest couple costume contest, and the funniest costume contest. The winner of the scariest costume was a student who had dressed up in all leather clothing and a dead skeleton mask. The couple who had won the cutest couple costume contest were dressed as Princess Leia and Han Solo from the movie series Star Wars. The winners of the funniest costume were dressed up as Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball from one of Miley’s most recent music videos. All of the winners of the contests received gift cards as their prize for their impressive costumes.

 

To prepare for the event, the Student Activities Council advertised thoroughly throughout the campus with flyers and even a skeleton and mummy couple, who were dressed as if they were going to a prom, in the dining hall. They also spent a good bit of time on Thursday afternoon decorating the Glasshouse with all the spooky decorations that they could acquire until the room was to their pleasing.

 

When the time came for the dance to begin, the costumed students filed into to the Glasshouse and began what turned out to be a long night of fun. Although it may have ended a little bit earlier than the Student Activities Council had predicted, everyone that attended the event reported to have had an excellent time dancing and hanging out with their friends.

 

Ashlee Davenport

Reinhardt STOPS HUNGER NOW

shnOn October 15, Jordan Thrasher, the school chaplain, hosted a packaging event for Stop Hunger Now in the Glasshouse. From eleven AM to one o’clock PM, over one hundred student volunteers worked together to package meals for hungry families. In just two hours, the volunteers were able to package over eighteen thousand meals, which can now be shipped to other countries in need. The minimum requirement for an event by Stop Hunger Now is ten thousand. Reinhardt’s eighteen thousand meals was added to the Stop Hunger Now’s website counter with 521,616 other meals for this week alone. Reverend Thrasher announced a “huge THANK YOU” to the volunteers who helped make the event successful. He also reminds students that more awareness events will be coming up in November during National Hunger Week.

Stop Hunger Now is an organization started in 1998 that helps provide food and disaster relief in countries with those in need. Their goal is to end hunger “in our lifetime” and in efforts to raise awareness and gain volunteers, they have offered a travelling meal-packing program since 2005. The program travels to various locations, including school and churches, so volunteers can pack meals of rice, soy, and vegetables, for the organization to send oversees to countries with people in need. Stop Hunger Now is currently helping children and families who are hungry in sixty-five different countries. Volunteer work and meal-packing programs are popular not only in the United States, but internationally as well.
Mollie Street, Staff Writer

Reinhardt Defeats Bethel, Continuing Winning Streak

Untitled_Page_33Reinhardt extended its win streak to three games with their stopping a comeback from the Bethel Wildcats in the final quarter of the game. Coming off a defensive showcase against Kentucky Christian and an exhilarating upset versus (23) Faulkner University, the Eagles looked to prove themselves as a threat in the Mid-South Conference Western Division. Their noon game began with a Reinhardt drive that resulted in an interception returned for 63 yards, which set up Bethel’s first score to put the Eagles down 0-7.

The Eagles offense responded with an eight play drive, 75-yard drive that completed with RB Carl Edouard leaping over goal line defenders for an Eagles touchdown. Bethel responded with their own 65 yard drive, finished by their QB scoring on an 8 yard zone read play.

On the ensuing kickoff, after KR Travis Nunley bobbled the catch, he returned the kickoff for 100 yards to tie the game 14-14. The Reinhardt defense held strong against a seasoned Bethel’s offense and forced the Wildcats to settle for a 41-yard field goal. With only ten minutes left in the first half, the Eagles ignited for three scores with the first coming from Carl Edouard from one yard out after a 53 yard drive that showcased the throwing ability of Chamblee who finished 12-of-14 for 160 yards and a touchdown.

The ensuing Wildcats drive ended in a fumble caused by LB Jared Johnson and after a 7 play 70-yard drive, the Eagles scored again with Stegall recording his first touchdown of the day from 15 yards out. Another defensive stop set up Reinhardt’s final drive of the half. Yet another exhibition of Reinhardt’s receiving core, the drive ended with four seconds on the clock when Chamblee floated a ball to WR Tyler Bradley in the corner of the end zone for a jump-ball catch over the Wildcats defender. This put the Eagles ahead, 34-17.

The second half began with the injury of Eagle’s QB Chamblee. And it was until the end of the 3rd quarter that either team scored, with Wildcats recording a touchdown with 2:05 on the clock. The comeback continued when the Eagles threw an interception, on what looked like a miscommunication between the receiver and the quarterback on a hot route, which resulted in a pick six.

Eagles 34-31.

With the Wildcats on their heels, Reinhardt needed a score and trusting in the arm of QB Ryan Thompson. They succeeded and finished the drive with an 8-yard rushing touchdown with 1:18 left in regulation.

Eagles 41-31.

Fans were already leaving the stadium when the Wildcats pieced together a 30 second drive for a touchdown against the Eagles. Down by 5, Bethel attempted an onside kick, but failed to recover it and the Eagles ran the clock out for their third consecutive win.

Next week Reinhardt faces the Union College Bulldogs on the road. The Bulldogs are 1-3 coming off a 24-17 win against UVA-Wise. The game can be heard on Stretch Internet at reinhardteagles.com.

Leon Sapp, Sports Writer

Talent Show to Be Held October 18th

Every year, the Student Activities Council sponsors Reinhardt’s annual talent show. This year, the talent show will take place on Friday, October 18th.

To participate in this show, students must first audition for members of the Student Activities Council. Auditions took place in the glasshouse on Tuesday, September 26th this year and there was quite a turnout of those who wished to audition. Each act signed up with a member from the Student Activities Council and then waited to perform for a panel of judges. The judges then decided whether or not they would be going on to perform for the actual talent show.

The talent this year includes many musical performers, dancers, and many others that are excited to show off their unique skills. In the past, there have been many varied performances including musical numbers, flag routines, clogging, break dances, and many other impressive talents. Kody Spaniak, a senior and member of last year’s winning act said that, “The Reinhardt Talent Show is always an exciting and thrilling showcase of our students’ abilities. Be prepared for a night of stunning entertainment.”

The talent show is an event that all students look forward to, and there’s definitely a reason for that. The show is free to attend for students and will be held in the Performing Arts Center on Friday of Homecoming at 7 pm.

Ashlee Davenport, Staff Writer

Philanthropy Hosts RAINN Day

Photo courtesy of Google Images.

Photo courtesy of Google Images.

RAINN, the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network, is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. The goal of the organization is to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. On September 26th Reinhardt participated in RAINN Day by holding a Take Back the Night Walk to raise awareness for sexual assault and prevention.

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. That totals about 207, 754 victims every year. 44% of these victims are under the age of 18. Out of these assaults, 54% will not be reported to the police. 97% of rapists will not spend any time in jail. RAINN’s mission is to reduce these assault statistics by educating people about assault and prevention, and to ensure that rapists are brought to justice. RAINN Day is designed to bring public attention to these statistics, and Reinhardt’s Take Back the Night Walk helped students learn more about sexual assault.

About twenty students participated in the walk, which led from the Glasshouse to the gym. Student Vanessa Irie attended the walk and commented. “At first, I didn’t really understand or see the importance of the walk. But as we made our way to gym, holding our candles in silence, I had time to reflect. So many people are victims, and so many of them stay silent. The sad thing is that their silence doesn’t mean that the pain goes away. It stays with them, and they just suffer alone.” Students attending the walk had the opportunity to learn about the consequences of sexual abuse, both for the victim and the assailant.

RAINN partners with organizations like ABC, Target, Lifetime Networks, and General Mills to spread their message. Their goal is to educate everyone throughout America about rape, abuse, and incest, as well as the consequences of sexual assault. Besides corporate partnerships, RAINN accepts donations. $0.88 of every dollar goes directly to helping victims and working towards preventing sexual violence. Monthly donations go towards education on college campuses, operating the National Sexual Assault hotlines, and providing information on sexual violence to policymakers. Marie Claire magazine called RAINN “One of 10 Best Charities in the U.S” and the Independent Charities of America commended RAINN as the Best Charity in America.  People who donate to RAINN can be assured that their money is going to a great organization.

Students wanting to learn more about sexual assault and the RAINN organization can visit their website at rainn.org.

 

Candice Bailey, News Editor 

Eagles Take Home Second Consecutive Win, Beating Faulkner

Photo by reinhardteagles.com.

Photo by reinhardteagles.com.

After narrowly losing the first two football games of the Reinhardt Eagles inaugural season, the Eagles seem to be making a comeback, as they’ve won the last two games they’ve played– instating their first ever “winning streak.” The Eagles took home the W over Faulkner University, Number 23, in Montgomery, AL with a final score of 28-24.

Tevin McCoy also earned the title of Defensive Player of the Week for the Mid South Conference division.

Highlights from the game are supplied by reinhardteagles.com and  include:

L.J. Stegall scored three touchdowns as the Reinhardt University football team upset No. 23 Faulkner, 28-24, Saturday night at John Mark Stallings Field in Mid-South Conference West Division action.

Stegall scored his first touchdown when he ran a Faulkner kickoff back 95 yards in the first quarter to tie the score at 7-all. After a pair of Faulkner touchdowns, Stegall took a shovel pass from Ryan Thompson and went 61 yards to paydirt to pull the visitors back within seven. His final touchdown was the final score of the game as he scored on a five-yard touchdown pass from Thompson to push RU ahead for good, 28-24.

“Defensively, we played our best game,” said RU head coach Dr. Danny Cronic. “Offensively, we were able to do enough against a great defense to pull this one out.”

Tevin McCoy had nine tackles and a pair of sacks to anchor a Reinhardt (2-2, 1-0 MSC West) defense that was averaging over 52 points per game to less than half that total. Reining Mid-South Conference Defense Player of the Week Blake Barnes had seven tackles and a sack. “Tevin is a good ball player that has a lot of savvy. Blake Barnes has a lot of savvy too for that matter,” coach Cronic said. “We needed big games from everyone on defense and those two really stepped up for us.”

The fourth quarter would belong to the visitors as Niagel Curtis took the opening snap of the fourth quarter 55 yards to pay dirt to bring RU within three, 24-21. Faulkner would only get three first downs in the quarter and twice turned the ball over on downs after Stegall’s second touchdown reception of the game.

The Eagles were aided by a pair of costly turnovers by Faulkner (3-1, 0-1 MSC West), as Alvarez Thomas made an interception in the endzone in the second quarter to keep Faulkner off the board and Juice Arnold picked off a Josh Hollingsworth pass to set up an RU field goal attempt.”

The Eagles play Bethel College this coming Saturday, September 28th at 12:00 at Ken White field. You won’t want to miss it.

For more information regarding last week’s game, visit http://www.reinhardteagles.com.

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