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Volume 76, Issue 18 Web Edition SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
How to celebrate Valentine’s
Day at BC
see page 2
Feb. 11, 2011
BC student places first in climbing comp
By Carole Anne Martinez
BC student Travis Gray placed first in expert
at tlie Brevard stop of tlie Collegiate Climbing
Series a week ago, with a final score of 17,000
Climbers from six different colleges
participated in the CCS at the Brevard Rock
Gym. In addition to Gray’s finish, BC student
Bennett Anderson placed second in the
Climbers from Chapel Hill, Appalachian
State, Univ. of Tennessee Knoxville, Univ. of
Tennessee, and Univ. of Tennessee Chattanooga
all traveled to Brevard to participate.
The competitions are point based, the scale
ranges from 100 to 4,000 points. If you
successfully climb the route your first time you
get the full point value, if you achieve it the
second time you subtract 10 points. If you get
it on the third try an additional 10 points are
deducted, and after that no more points are taken
In this issue...
Valentine's Day at BC 2
Cartoon by Karam Boeshaar 2
BC receives NCICU grant 3
An Egyptian perspective 3
Feature plioto: iVlemorial tree 4
Civil rights expert to visit BC 4
Tornados toppled by Erskine 5
IVIen's B-ball overcomes Catawba 5
Devil's Advocate: Atheism 6
Arts & Life
BC presents lysistrata' 7
Movie review: ‘King's Speech' 7
Odds and Ends:
Last week's solution 8
off The final score is based off the players’ top
Gray, an Integrated Studies Major with both
WLEE and graphic design, has been competing
since age 14. Saturday was his first ever CCS
“I try not to think about it as a competition,
but rather try to go in with an open mind and
have fun because that’s what climbing is all
about,” said Gray.
Saturday was Anderson’s first climbing
competition having only been involved in the
sport for six months. Anderson is an Art Major
with an emphasis in Sculpture, and a WLEE
“My advice to beginners is to get shoes, some
friends, a crash pad, explore the forest, and then
go every Tuesday night to BC free climb night,”
BC students climb free everyday Tuesday
night at the Brevard Rock Gym from 4 p.m.
until 9 p.m. Shoe rental is $3. Crash pads are
available to rent at the rec-room.
I try not to think about
it as a competition,
but rather try to go
in with an open mind
and have fun because
that’s what climbing is
If you’re interested in joining the Brevard
College Climbing Club there is a group on
Facebook, or you can talk to Travis Gray or
Visit www.brevardrockgym.com for more
updates on upcoming events and savings.
Left: BC sophomore Travis Gray
placed first in Saturday’s expert field.
It was his first ever CCS win.
Below: Students from six colleges
gathered at Brevard Rock Gym to
compete in the Brevard leg of the
Collegiate Climbing Series.