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

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 

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

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

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.

Eagles Nest Grand Opening

As most students are aware, a brand new restaurant called “Eagle’s Nest” has very recently opened right off campus in the building that previously housed “The Front Porch.” As with all new restaurants, they celebrated their new beginning with a Grand Opening, which took place on Wednesday night, and left all that attended impressed and wanting more. They opened their doors at 5 pm, and served free pizza and wings to anyone that wanted them until 10 pm.

 

A student that attended the Grand Opening that night, freshman Aili Pitchford was quoted saying: “It seems like a really cool place to go hang out. The food was good and I’m looking forward to going back with friends!” Pitchford was not the only student that seemed to enjoy the new restaurant. Many positive opinions could be heard throughout the restaurant during the course of the night. Those that attended had a great time. Many students showed excitement about returning later in the semester and the year.

For those that missed the opening night and free pizza, there are plenty of chances to return throughout the rest of the school year! Eagle’s Nest is open every Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 7 pm. They serve pizza, wings, and many other Italian-inspired foods that any college student is sure to crave. Also available, to those that prove they are of drinking age, is a bar with bartenders ready to serve the alcohol beverage of choice.

 

In comparison to “The Front Porch”, which was previously located in the same venue, “Eagle’s Nest” has much more of a college-friendly environment. With multiple college flags hanging outside, jerseys on the walls inside, televisions, and many areas that can be used to simply hang out, college students will be able to find comfort in this environment as they eat and socialize with friends. Not only is the environment a pleasant thing to experience, but the staff are very helpful and efficient as well, making each person’s visit as enjoyable as possible. “Eagle’s Nest” already looks like a great place to hang out with old friends, make new friends, or simply just enjoy some delicious pizza.

Ashlee Davenport, Staff Writer 

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