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Friday, February 25, 1994
Daniel Applauded for Excellent Teaching
By Jeff Lang
Biology Professor Brad
Daniel has taught at M-AC for a
decade, and has receives nothing
but accolades from students.
Since the early eighties,
Daniel has taught N^-AC students,
blending Christian faith and natu
ral science. His personal concern
for students has won him the
Teacher of the Year Award on
Daniel teaches two Biology
classes, a Geology class, and lab,
in addition to his course entitled -
-"Christian and Secular World
Last year Daniel attended
Northern Illinois University, earn
ing a second Masters Degree in
Environmental Education. He also
added hours towards his doctorate.
Though Daniel is primarily a
Biology professor, it is his "Chris
tian and Secular World Views"
class that seems to catch students
attention. When asked about the
success of his class (it closes out
year after year with students dying
to be admitted) Daniel responded,
"Everyone has a deep seeded need
to know why they believe what
they believe... that need is some
thing we desire and are afraid of at
the same time."
Most students enrolled in that
particular course had very strong
positive feelings about it, explain
ing that it had helped them grow in
Junior Heather Bischoff ex
pressed, "It is a very thought pro
Students assented that Daniel
is an amiable and communicative
Batter Up: Cavs Begin Season
By Daniell Hartness
Head Coach Darin Chaplain,
Assistant Coach and Recruiting Co
ordinator Billy Conley, and Assis
tant Coach Paul O'Neil have been
working hard with the Cavalier
baseball team to create a success
Last season, the Cavs were a
young team with a new coach. The
coaches, the team, and the fans were
surprised when the baseball team
defeated every conference team at
least once. They also only missed
the play-offs by one game in the
Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Con
Chaplain stated that the team's
performance last year pleased him.
He further commented that the team
finished fifth in the TVAC Confer
The Cavaliers will start this sea
son off with a positive attitude and
expect a better performance, although
they have a tougher schedule.
The Cavs will have eleven re
turning players, and eighteen new play
ers, of which fifteen are freshmen.
Among the returning players
four received honors last season;
Senior Lance McCall was an All-
Conference second baseman. Jay
Johnson was an All-Conference
honor, senior Mark Smith was an
outstanding pitcher and the Most
Valuable Player of the year, and
junior Shawn Wills received the
Coach's Award for handling the
The team's season begins to
morrow, at 2pm at Gardner Webb
University. Chaplain explained
that Gardner Webb has an improved
program and will be a challenge to
the Cavs. Gardner Webb also will
have already played five more
games than M-AC by Saturday.
When asked which teams
might be the toughest. Chaplain
stated, "The whole conference will
be balanced." All of the coaches
have high hopes for the team's per
formance this year.
This is Bull
By Jennifer "Bull" Stinnett
I am writing this editorial in response to the article in last Friday's paper, "Offensive
Acts Invoke Angry Reaction".
King of Hearts has always held a little weight at tliis campus, because it’s funny and it
gives students a time to laugh and be crazy.
I have hosted the pageant for two years, this year being my second, and find that it has
gotten better each year.
First of all, acts are viewed and checked out thoroughly before performance time. I was
in the Chapel on February 11 from 10am until 8:45pm viewing acts, teaching the contestants
the ropes, and decorating.
If everyone is so interested in what is said during the contest, then you should come and
view it for yourselves.
For the anonymous freshman and junior spectators, if you feel so strongly about what
was said during the King of Hearts, then why didn't you approach me and tell me about it,
instead of writing it in the newspaper and trying to hide your identity?
The question/answer part of the show is not rehearsed, so therefore, the contestants
answer the questions spontaneously. It can be pretty nerve-wracking to stand in front of your
peers and answer a serious question. Some don't freeze up and don't have a problem with it,
yet others may and we have to understand their pressure.
All you introverts who made these anonymous comments, why don’t you get out there
on stage and you answer a serious question about love, that you're being judged on by response,
and see if you can answer without making a mistake.
Until then, have a little bit of sympathy and don't sit there in judgement. I am not
excusing the offending remark that was said, I am simply stating that we are human, and though
the remark was made in "the house of God", you know that God forgave him, have you?
If you can't appreciate the hard work and time invested in the King of Hearts Pageant,
then I suggest you don't come anymore.
By the way, Rena Sawyer and I were the Directors, not Co-Directors.
teacher. Senior En
major Jennifer Wil
son exclaimed, "He's
a great teacher and I
look forward to go
ing to his class."
Daniel adds a
certain spice to life
at M-AC. He is ru
mored to ski to class
in bad weather, he
was involved in a
"think tank," and ad
vises the Adventure
sentiments of the
students and faculty
who know him, Jun
ior Carol McMahan
stated, "I respect him
Friday, Feb. 25
8 pm George Winston Concert
8:30 pm Movie-Hook/e of the Year
Saturday, Feb. 26
2 pm CaVs Baseball
Sunday, Feb. 27
12-10 pm Open Dorm
7:30 pm Vespers
Monday, Feb. 28
11 - 3 pm Blood Drive
8 -11 pm Open Dorm
Tuesday, Mar. 1
Alcohol Awareness Week Begins
TBA Intramurai Volleyball tourn.
7-11 pm Open Dorm
Wednesday, Mar. 2
Alcohol Awareness Week Continues
3 pm Cavs. Baseball vs. Lenoir Rhyne Neweil Field
6-10 pm Open Dorm
Thursday, Mar. 3
Alcohol Awareness Week Continues
7 -11 pm Open Dorm
8-11 pm Open Dorm
Lady Cavs Head for Playoffs
By Sean Anderson
The Lady Cavaliers have been striving to obtain enough victories
to make it to the conference playoffs. In this pursuit to compete in the
playoffs, the women's basketball team travelled two hours and 42
minutes away to Toccoa Falls College located in Toccoa Falls,
At half-time Toccoa Falls led by five points, leaving the score
39-34. However, the Lady Cavs were able to pull out a victory. The
final score was 76-74, as a result of Kristy Woody's game clinching
lay-up in the last three seconds of the game.
The Lady Cavs had three players who scored in double digits:
sophomore guard Amy Baker with 22 points, freshman center Kristy
Woody with 15, and freshman guard Shelly Thompson with 11.
With this victory, the Lady Cavaliers were able to make it to the
Men^s Basketball Marks Improvement
By Chad Smith
The men's basketball team just
finished their season with a record of
eleven wins and nine losses. The Cavs
improved greatly from last season.
Head Basketball Coach Steve
McNamara reflected on how he thought
this season went, "Our guys played
remaiicably better than last year. We
had a difficult schedule for our games
and we played against some the tough
est teams in the tournament. But
through all this, our guys were taught
confidence and had experience at play
ing at a higher level."
McNamara further explained that
playing at a higher level is what he
wanted and the team needed. Since
M-AC has become a four year college,
McNamara shared that the basketball
team has built up and is now headed
toward where it should be.
Jeff Sheets, freshmen and first
yearplayerforthe Cavaliers, remaiked,
"We had a lot of talent, but at times we
didn't execute which cost us several
close games. Personally, the tough
games that we played this season
helped make me mentally tough."
McNamara further added tliat last
year and in prior years, the Cavs would
lose by several points. But this season,
however, when they played, they only
lost by a few points. "This may not
seem to be of much importance,"
McNamara explained, "but it is evi
dence of the improvement we have
made this season."
When asked what game was most
memorable, McNamara replied, "The
Qinch Valley game tliat was played
here stands out. We were ahead by
twenty at half time. That was the first time
we have done so since I have been here."
McNamara also noted that bas
ketball has become an increasingly
popular sport hear at Montreal-Ander
son. He stated that there has been a
large turn out of students and of tlie
community during the past two sea
Sean Anderson, Joyce Downs,
Daniell Hartness, Jeff Lang,
Kerie Peterson, Chad Smith.
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