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Volume 76, Issue 28 Web Edition SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
April 29, 2011
Students make the best of tornado warnings
Jam sessions and group sing-alongs spotted
the night, Wednesday as students provided
impromptu entertainment to pass the time during
Members of the student bands 49B and XO
Music Production Group including Jerard
Sloan, Brian Burgess, Robbie Forbes, and
Reggie Jackson had their practice turned into
a performance when more than 30 students
crowded the practice room in Dunham during
the first Tornado warning of the night.
After some original songs and a cover
of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal,”
senior Jacob Richardson joined in to sing and
rap over a cover of John Legend’s “Used to
Love U.” Student Zech Holbrook also took
the microphone to rap original lyrics over a
rendition of Fabolous’ “You Be Killin Em.”
“We were practicing for our set on Saturday
for Springfest when everyone came in,” said
Richardson. “1 guess it was like a preview of
what’s to come.”
ft wasn’t long after students returned safely
In this issue...
This week on campus 2
Evacuated students return to dorms... 3
Pictures from Wednesday's tornado
BC Standout 3
Sliift Happens 4
Devil's Advocate 5
Tliis weel in liistory 5
Profile: Prince Simunyu 6
Track heads to conference meet 6
Arts & Life:
Chef Boy-ar-Dave 7
‘An Evening of Ten Minute Plays' 7
Cartoon by Karam Boeshaar 7
Odds and Ends:
The best games I've ever played, contin
to their residence halls that they were instructed
to take cover for additional tornado warnings
in the area.
A new warning was issued in the Brevard
area at 12:49 a.m. according to an e-mail
from Dean Chris Holland. With conditions too
dangerous to venture outdoors, students had to
find shelter in the hallways and bathrooms of
The warning was extended several times.
According to WBTV in Charlotte, tornados
were sighted touching down in Transylvania,
and cause some damage to power lines in the
area. The same storm was responsible for more
than 180 deaths in Alabama.
Residents of Green Hall packed into the
hallway of the basement for half and hour as
students led sing-alongs with little skill and no
inhibition. Students fumbled through the chorus
of “Crazy Rap” by Afroman, and other songs
played over cell phones until the warning was
lifted at 2:15 a.m.
To prepare for future incidents, students are
Students line the hall in the basement of Green
to take cover from the storm.
encouraged to register with Contact Now, an
emergency notification system utilized by the
college, and to refer to the Brevard College
Emergency Response Plan.
See page 2 for more pictures of Wednesday s
Students to travel to the Galapagos
By Sarah Bowers
This summer. Dr James Reynolds will be
accompanied by five Brevard College students
to the Galapagos Islands. The former Dean of the
Citadel, an UNCA Spanish professor, a former
state geologist, a paleontologist, and two other
professors will be joining them on the ten day
“I love to go on these trips and I love for
students to go. Everyone needs an international
experience,” said Reynolds.
The Galapagos consists of nineteen islands
that are full of unusual animal life and volcanic
activity. The United Nations Educational,
Scientific, and Cultural Organization named the
islands a World Heritage Site.
This means that the marine life, the animals,
and the environments there are irreplaceable and
unique. These islands also inspired the scientist
Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution when he
visited them in 1835.
Each day, Reynolds and his students will be
taking a morning hike to explore the islands, go
scuba diving in the afternoon, and then will go
back to their yacht. While they are sleeping, they
will travel to their next destination. They will
also be visiting one of the most active volcanoes
and three minor islands.
Reynolds hopes his students on the trip “leam
about geology and ecology, gain an appreciation
of nature in the pristine state, the diversion of
life, and an ethos for preservation conservation,”
The students going are Olivia Carlile,
Madeline Sonner, Mark Migliore, Stephen
McKee, and Reynolds’ daughter, Elena. They
will receive two Geology credits for going.
“These trips can change perspectives, career
paths, and choices,” said Reynolds. “Students
get inspired on these trips.”
If anyone missed signing up for this trip. Dr
Reynolds is also in the early stages of planning
a Winter Break trip to Southeast Asia for next
semester “This is a successful program and I
want it to be a regularly offered opportunity
here. I want students to gain a newfound love
for travel,” said Reynolds.