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Volume 76, Issue 1
SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
Sept. 3, 2010
A Newcomer's Guide to Brevard
By John M. Climer
Editor in Chief
Welcome back students! And to those of you
who have just joined us as freshmen and transfer
students, welcome to Brevard College. Although
the college and town may be somewhat small
compared to what some people are used to, there
are plenty of things to do, places to eat, and other
things to take in around town.
Eating, Drinking, & Shopping
Downtown Brevard hosts a wide variety of
places to shop, from an athletic apparel store,
to an impressive toy store, to a ’50s-style soda
shop. Additionally, College Plaza, directly across
from the college, has two popular and convenient
places to eat—more on those later—and also a
great book store. Highlands Books.
If you’re looking for a good place to eat, you
also have options. The Sunrise Deh in College
Plaza otfers bagels, sandwiches, and homemade
soups daily for breakfast and lunch. If you’re
looking for a sit-down style Mexican dinner,
Cielito Linde’s or El Ranchero are the places
you should head. Both restaurants serve Tex-Mex
style cuisine at a reasonable price. If you want
In this issue...
Faculty art exhibit 2
Blue ghost firefly presentation 2
Sierra features Voice of the Rivers 2
BC group explores Iceland 3
Textbook rental 4
New paths on campus 4
Arts & Life:
Monty Python class 5
Chef Boy-ar-Dave 5
BC Events calendar 5
Movie review 6
Comic by Karam Boeshaar 6
Women's soccer preview 7
Odds and Ends:
Welcome Week scavengers.
Mexican but don’t have time to sit and wait for
it, Pescado’s Burritos is where you want to
go. Pescado’s is within walking distance of the
college (as is most everything) and serves up
awesome burritos and quesadillas quickly and
for a reasonable price.
If you’re craving Asian cuisine, you also have
a few options. Pad Thai offers diners traditional
Thai cuisine at a reasonable cost, although it
tends to be the most expensive Asian option
in town. If it’s “New York style” Chinese you
want. New China is the place to go. It has an
almost limitless menu and typically diners can
get more than enough to eat for under $10. Fuji
Yama’s Japanese steakhouse is another Asian
option, offering large servings of steak, chicken,
and shrimp for a reasonable price.
If you want some good bar food, head over
to Dugan’s, Jordan Street Cafe or The Square
Root. Dugan’s offers good burgers, sandwiches
and wraps along with a handful of traditional
Irish dishes. Dugan’s also has a good beer and
wine selection along with a full cocktail bar
See 'Guide,' page 8
Photo courtesy of Brevard College
E. J. Hunt and Jourdane Landry cut up food
at the Bread of Life as part of the college’s
celebration of Move a Mountain Day Aug.
23. More than 260 students, faculty and staff
participated in the day of service which begins
the academic year at Brevard College.
Championship cycling team opens
season with win, top 10 finislies
By Caleb Welborn
The Brevard College mountain cycling
team built upon last year’s success at their
first race of the season, where senior Tristan
Cowie won the Men’s Cross Country event
by nearly two minutes.
Besides Cowie, two other Brevard riders
placed in the top ten of the Men’s Cross
Country event. The events took place Aug.
28-29 at East Teimessee State University.
‘Tt was a really good start to the season.”
said Coach Thad Walker “Everybody raced
well. It makes me look forward to the rest
of the season and defending our national
The team won the collegiate national
championship last season in Truckee,
California. It was the first national title that
Brevard College won in any sport since
becoming a four-year college.
The four events at the ETSU race were
Short Track Cross Country (STXC), Down
hill, Four Cross (4X), and Cross Country
(XC). Each event was split into both Men’s
and Women’s A, B, and C races based on
the skill level of the riders.
In the Men’s A STXC event, Cowie
took 4th, sophomore Scott Hoffner took
9th, senior Matt St. Marie took 15th, and
freshman Lewis Gaffney took 21st.
In the Men’s A Downhill event, junior
Park Baker took 6th, senior James Chaput
took I Ith, junior Thomas Bagnal took I2th,
and St. Marie took I3th.
In the Men’s B Downhill event, fresh
man Asher Blackmore took 2nd, with a
time that would have placed him at 4th
in the A race. Blackmore hopes to be able
to race in the A category at the next event
In the Women’s A Downhill event, se
nior Kate Weisenfiuh took 2nd, and senior
Caroline Decosimo took 8th.
See 'Cycling,' page 3