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Volume 85, Issue 8 Web Edition
SERVING BREVARD COLLEGE SINCE 1935
October 9, 2019
BC homecoming 2019
By Julie Carter
Every fall, the Brevard College community
looks forward to Homecoming Weekend. The
weekend is a time for faculty, staff, students
and alumni to gather to enjoy games, food,
entertainment and of course the football game
The Campus Activities Board is always sure to
pack the week leading up to Homecoming with
plenty of activities to get the campus in school
spirit. The Homecoming Spirit Week featured
different themed days where the campus
community could show their school spirit. The
days included a pajama day, a tacky tourist day,
“Way Back Wednesday,” “Dynamic Duos” and
finished with a simple Spirit Day.
In preparation for the game the next day, the
Campus Activities Board hosted a Pep Rally in
Boshamer Gym on Friday evening. The event
highlighted the football team as they prepared
for their big game. Football players, cheerleaders
and students in attendance competed in brief
games for various prizes to keep the energy up.
Saturday acted as the peak of Homecoming
Weekend when the football team faced off
against Maryville. Prior to the start of the game,
the Campus Activities Board hosted a tailgate
that included a raffle and free food. The winners
of the Homecoming Court were also announced
just prior to the game.
Brigitte Hernandez was Homecoming
Princess, Brandon Lewis was Homecomng
Prince, Samantha Sepe was Homecoming Queen
and Homecoming King was Josh Romero.
Football celebrated a win over Maryville
with a final score of 22-10. This continues
the football’s undefeated record this season.
With the main event of Homecoming Weekend
finalized, members of the campus community
could celebrate in a medley of ways, including
an Alumni Jazz Concert.
2019 homecoming court. From left to right: Lynn Joyce, Brigitte Hernandez (princess), Brandon Lewis
(prince), Samantha Sepe (queen). Josh Romero (king) and BC president David Joyce.
Fall Break: procedures and proceedings
By Mary Lewe
Editor in Chief
As students, faculty and staff prepare for fall
break, it is difficult to believe the first quarter
of the 2019-2020 academic year has nearly
passed us by. For some students, fall break
may be a chance to dive even deeper into
some of the classes offered at Brevard College.
Twenty students will be participating in two
four-day whitewater kayaking trips during the
week of fall break. The class will be taught by
“The rivers we paddle will depend on
rainfall, dam release schedules and the
instructor’s judgement of what river conditions
will help meet learning goals,” Professor John
Buford, Wilderness Leadership and Experiential
Education major coordinator wrote in an email
on Saturday. “Most commonly the WLEE
155 course paddles the French Broad River in
Transylvania and Buncombe Counties, Green
River in Polk County and Tuckasegee River in
The class is offered during the spring semester
as a weekly afternoon class, rather than a four-
day class during a break.
Ten other students will be gearing up for
mountain biking with professor Ryan DeGarmo
during fall break. DeGarmo is and Instructor
for the Professional Mountain Bike Instructors
Association and will be leading the class, with
help from a teaching assistant, both at Brevard
College as well as on the trails of Pisgah
National Forest and Dupont State Recreational
Forest by a Special Use Permit.
Students in the mountain biking class will
be developing six specific skills, which will
progress throughout the class and include
balance and terrain awareness. “We practice
See 'Fall Break' on page 2