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SERVING THE BREVARD COLLEGE
Volume 74, Issue 23 COMMUNITY SINCE 1935 ^009
Nine students embark on Immersion journey
photo courtesy Z. Christy
Spring 2009 immersion students: John Green, Travis Festa, iViax Peiosi, iVionica Sees, Grant
Cromie, Cherie Haseitine, Brittany Giiiey, iViichaei Eieazer, Joe McGarry, and instructor Aiiie
by Zack Christy and Daniel Heyman
Nine Brevard College students embarked
Tuesday on the culminating trip of their
semester, a 21 day immersion journey.
The students began their journey s in the
Georgia wilderness (near where “Deliv
erance” was set). Along with instructor
Allie Lien the students will make their
way to Lake Jocassee, SC. The students
will be hauling their own gear the entire
“I’m basically bringing the essentials,
couple pairs of underwear, my sleeping bag,
rain jacket, food, and of course my hat...
stuff like thaf ’ said student Grant Cromie.
The Immersion semester is required of
all Wilderness Leadership & Experimental
Education majors. Students are enrolled in
five interrelated courses under the direction
of one faculty member, and are immersed
to develop their technical outdoor skills in a
variety of land and water based outdoor ac-
In this issue...
Pastimes tours Charleston 2
Who got an alcohol screening? 2
Students and teachers branch out 4
ARTS AND LIFE:
Dwight Chiles senior recital review 7
Where do you get your news? 7
Batstronaut teaches life lessons 5
BC picks up diamond Ws 6
Tennis drops Newberry 6
ODDS AND ENDS:
Anatomical Crossword 8
Horoscopes are back! 8
tivities. The focus is on honing the students
teaching and leadership abilities.
Former Immersion student Steven Acker
described his experience in the immersion
semester as “mostly hands on, it’s pretty
much taught by the students. It’s an excel
The highlights include an eight-day
Wilderness First Responder Course, many
daily field experiences and 35 overnight
field days, including a six-day trip sea
by Joseph Chilton
Editor in Chief
The designated smoking area on the Resi
dential Town Quad was uncharacteristically
vacant Wednesday, devoid of the students
pilfering a puff between classes usually
People may have stayed away because
Wednesday morning was unseasonable
cool and unpleasantly damp.
But most likely, the smoking area was
empty because the government’s cigarette
tax increase, the largest of its kind in his
tory, took effect Wednesday raising the
kayaking on the coast, a three-day caving
trip and obviously this 21-day wilderness
This semester’s students return to campus
on April 20.
Student Greg Woods, just before he was
immersed, said, “I’m excited about the
opportunity to participate in such a unique
form of education. It’s like nothing I’ve
ever done before. I know it’s going to be a
life changing experience.”
price of cigarettesby $1.36 perpackacross
the state of North Carohna.
The per pack federal tax for cigarettes
rose from 39 cents to $1.01 Wednesday,
and state taxes added on another 35 cents
to the price hike.
Most local stores rose prices several
weeks ago in preparation for the tax in
crease, and according to one local clerk,
customers have responded by cutting down
“Business is way down,” Brevard resident
Tony Thomas said Wedsnesday while man
ning the cash register in a local Mr Pete’s
Market that was noticeably lacking patrons.
See Cigarette Tax, page 3
Taxing days for campus toilers
New cigarette taxes hit smokers in the wallet