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Immersion class departs on 21-day trip
The Clarion | Nov. 6, 2009
by John Climer
Early Tuesday morning, nine students
departed from Ross Hall to undertake the
culmination of a semesters work. Their
goal: to complete the 21 day backcountry
portion of their immersion semester
The students (Kati Adams, Jeff Franz,
Jordan Martin, Kim WiUiams, Greg Woods,
Mattie Carruth, Ian Grant, Dan Schreiman
and Jay Wolfe), led by instructors Clyde
Carter and Jenny Kafsky, have spent
roughly the last six weeks developing a
detailed trip-plan for their 21 day outing.
Their trip begins with four days of white-
water canoeing on the Chattooga River,
followed by a rest and gear-change day.
Then, students will hike the Chattooga River
and Foothills trails through the 15th day of
their expedition. The group will spend days
16 & 17 of their expedition multi-pitch
and top-rope climbing at Cedar Rock, NC,
followed by a rest day on the 18th day of
their trip. The trip instructors will depart
on the morning of the 19th day, leaving the
students to complete the Arte Loeb trail to
Cold Mountain, where they will be picked
up on the 21st day and then shuttled back
to Brevard College. The overall mileage
for their trip is around 100 miles.
Throughout the trip, each student will
take turns leading the group for the day.
Additionally, each student is expected to
teach two lessons while on-expedition;
one lesson will deal with hard skills (travel
techniques, navigation, campsite selection,
etc.) whereas the other lesson will relate
to the Southern Appalachian Mountains
(birds, geology, wild edible plants, etc.).
The students have spent many days
preparing for this expedition, completing
day and overnight trips sea-kayaking on
Capers Island, SC, a Leave-No-Trace
trip in Pisgah, rock climbing on Looking
Glass and Cedar Rock, and canoeing
on the French Broad, Lower Green, and
Junior Greg Woods summarized the
groups feeling about the trip saying, “We
have a dedicated group of students, all of
whom will be awesome future leaders and
this trip is another significant step toward
developing that goal.”
Interview witli a Senator: Marie Moseley
by Dimitri McCloghry
Dimitri McCloghry: When did
you first realize you wanted to
become involved with Student
Government here at Brevard
Mark Moseley: I became
interested when I attended the SGA
information session at the beginning of
the year and spoke to Vice-President
Brian Randall. I was really intrigued in
getting to see first-hand on how all school
clubs operate, and how the budget process
operates within SGA.
DM: What are your thoughts on how
sessions this year have been running?
MM: It’s running really well. There are
productive Open Forum sessions, and
members talk a lot about how to bridge the
gaps between athletes and non-athletes.
The Senators have come together this year
to get the school more involved in campus
life. Clubs have also been really active.
DM: Were you previously involved with an
SGA organization at a previous high school
MM: My high school was really small—
around 25 students. It didn’t have a formal
“SGA.” However, there were “student
meetings” which was essentially the same
thing. I went to a Quaker school, and there
was no intricate political structure within.
My role in these sessions
was “Clerk” which
basically was the head of
DM: SGA senators are
■ required to participate
in at least one campus
oriented project this year
Any ideas so far in what
you might be interested
MM: Nothing specific so far I do know
that I want it to involve making SGA more
approachable to the student body.
DM: Do you feel like the SGA body has an
established feel, or do you view it as a work
MM: Work in progress. That’s to be
expected with the major changes that took
effect this year in the overall structure.
That’s not to say it isn’t solid. Naturally, as
this new SGA flourishes and becomes more
expansive, it will become its own stable
DM: What do you believe is your primary
goal as an SGA senator here at Brevard?
MM: I want to be a mediator for the
students—^making students concerns and
needs heard by many, in an effort to be a
part of many positive changes.
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