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Serving the Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
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In campus news-
The semester got off to a
musical start as GWU alum
Tayler Redding and his band,
EVOKA, played in the quad
for the Back to School Bash.
See page 2.
The theater department came
up with seven audience-
pleasing one-act plays for
the fall semester’s version of
‘24’. See page 4 -
— In community news-
There’s a new spot to dine in
Boiling Springs, now that the
Tsambounieris brothers have
opened Georgio’s restaurant
at the comer of Main and
College. See page 2.
Editor Rebecca Clark has a
few things to say about the
blank-slate state of the new
semester. See page 2.
Jacob Conley shares his ex
pertise as a longtime GWU
stduent with students new
and old. See page 2.
The women’s soccer team
had a winning weekend at
home. See page 3.
The volleyball team had a
winning weekend also, host
ing and then winning the
Bulldog Classic. See page 3.
The football team was vic
torious in the season’s home
opener, thanks to some help
from the new cannon? See
Sept. 12 Sept. 13
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of rain of rain
I By Rebecca Clark
I Pilot editor
The recently unveiled reno-
j vation of the lower level of the
I Dover Campus Center has trans-
I formed the former snack bar into
I a new grill and lounge area.
I The work, which began last
I Christmas in the upstairs cafete-
I ria, continued over the summer,
j Now the facility offers students a
1 variety of food choices, from typi-
I cal hamburgers and french fries to
j fresh fruits and wraps.
I But it isn’t just the food that is
I attracting students. As sophomore
j elementary education major Jes-
I sica Smart said, it brings the feel
I of a restaurant to Gardner-Webb
I University students.
I “I really like it,” Smart said,
j “It’s something that we needed
I here and it’s close. It has a good
I environment for students.”
is the best thing. ”
The lounge area, similar to a
sports bar, has dim lighting, vari
ous sized tables scattered around
the room and a plasma TV on the
far wall. It offers students enter
tainment as well as a place to so
Karissa Weir, director of stu
dent leadership and activities, said
her office is working on weekly ac
tivities such as evenings featuring
Monday Night Football, “Ameri
can Idol” or open mic night.
photo by Jessica Jones
During the summer Gardner-Webb revamped the bottom of the DCC. The former meal ex
change area now looks like a sports bar. There is also plenty of room to sit, enjoy food and talk
with friends, or watch the flat-screen television.
Weir said the Student Enter
tainment Association has just re
cently met, “though we don’t have
anything nailed down yet.”
If students have any sugges
tions, they can contact December
Jones, SEA chair, at 704-406-
Cole Harden, a junior from Vir
ginia, said the new grill “doesn’t
even compare” to the old snack
“The atmosphere is the best
thing,” Harden said.
Elizabeth Hammons, a junior
from Florida, echoed that senti
ment. She said she likes the atmo
sphere better, although she wishes
it were a “mix of the how it was
before and how it is now.”
Not all students are pleased
with the changes, and some com
plaints have been voiced about the
meal exchange system.
As far as construction goes, it
was fairly smooth sailing. Most of
the work was done using GWU
“It was our staff that put it to
gether,” Wayne Johnson, associate
vice president of operations, said.
Mike Hardin, vice president
for business and finance, said they
were able to largely avoid contract
labor costs because much of the
construction was done by GWU
Sodexho, the university’s food
service affiliate, provided funding
for some renovation expenditures.
Hardin said the budget for the
project was set at about $160,000
and they stayed within reason of
“From a financial standpoint,
I am very pleased with what we
have accomplished” he added.
Both Hardin and Johnson said
that they are open to, and encour
age, feedback from the students.
The grill is open Monday
through Saturday from 7:30 a.m.
to 1 a.m., and from 3 pm to 1 a.m.
Vegetarians have beef about grill food wnat smaname?
^ ^ Money and honor
By Christopher Shaver
Pilot staff writer
Not everyone is pleased with the new setup in the
lower level of the Dover Campus Center.
“I have no problem with the remodeling itself I
just have some problems with the new meal options
and some things in the cafe,” Stacie Worrell said.
The Gardner-Webb junior said she has a problem
with the new Starbucks coffee the school now serves,
along with the changes to the meal equivalency pro
“If they wanted a coffee line, they should have
brought in Sodexho. They have a gourmet coffee line
and Gardner-Webb already has a relationship with
them,” she said.
Another issue is the vegetarian options for stu
Sophomore Lauren Quesenberry said she’s al
ready had some trouble.
“One time I asked for a cheese quesadilla, but
when I opened it there was chicken inside,” Quesen
Another vegetarian, Tara Milligan, said she’s had
trouble with trying to get a healthy meal that suits
her diet. She has to eat downstairs every Tuesday and
Thursday due to her class schedule.
“They have some options, but I can’t eat greasy
food all the time,” Milligan said.
The junior said she has tried to look for a salad
without the chicken or bacon in it, but has yet to find
one. Milligan, like some other students on campus,
said she wished the caf would bring back meal equiv
“One time I asked for a
cheese quesadilla, but when
I opened it there was chicken
inside. ” Lauren Quesenberry
Suzanne Glasscock, cafeteria manager, said that
vegetarian students have options.
“We have a garden salad, veggie burgers, bur-
ritos, and peanut butter and jelly available at meal
She said students can ask for specific options that
honor their diet.
Wayne Johnson, the associate vice president of
operations at GWU, said meal equivalency was nev
er meant to be a full service option.
“Rather, this service is to offer different options
and time for using prepared food.”
By Rebecca Clark
The new grill and lounge in the
lower DCC is still waiting for a
name, and you could provide it.
Wayne Johnson, associate vice
president of operations, said stu
dents are encouraged to participate
in choosing a title “which suits the
new atmosphere and hopefiilly
also has a tie to the university.”
Once all the submissions have
been collected, they will be turned
in to university President Dr. A.
Frank Bonner, who will choose
the most creative name.
That name will earn a prize and
perhaps the honor of being chosen
as the grill’s new name.
If the most creative name is
not the most apt, Bonner will then
designate the title.
“Dr. Bonner reserves the right
to choose a name,” said Matt Wal
ters, president of the Student Gov
Students can enter their name
ideas by e-mail to Matt Walters at
So far, so good say first-year students
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By Kory McNair
Pilot Staff Writer
It can be hard to get an accu
rate feel for campus afler only two
weeks, but ask freshman how they
feel about Gardner-Webb Univer
sity and many say, “Everything’s
They seem focused, eager and
excited about the school year and
the adventures that lie ahead of
Patrick Hall, a music major
from Gastonia, has a simple an
swer when asked what the main
adjustment to cpllege was for him:
“Getting adjusted to classes is the
Brittany Blount said that more
independence is the biggest dif
ference between high school and
college so far. The business ad
ministration major said that her
“big sister” - the peer leader dur
ing freshman orientation - and her
roommate helped greatly when it
came to adjusting to the college
The change in size from high
school is an adjustment for some
“The people, a bigger campus
takes some getting used to,” sa^d
David Overstreet, who is major
ing in computer science.
Freshmen seem composed —
on the surface, anyway. Worrying
about books, getting to classes on
time, and other concerns can be
Dr. Jamc Whitlow, a counselor
at GWU for 12 years, said that
many issues have come up during
his counseling sessions with first-
Adjustment problems, room
mate difficulties, major depression,
eating disorders, stress and anxiety
are typical, according to Whitlow.
Most anxiety occurs during the
first few weeks of school.
Difficulty • concentrating on
classes is a common symptom found
in freshman who are having a hard
time adjusting to college life.
Help is available at the coun
seling center in Washburn Hall for
freshman, and all students, experi
encing difficulties by calling ext.
Students come on their own.
Whitlow said, or are referred by
RAs, faculty and staff, and parents.
Faculty will soon receive
guidelines on how to refer stu
dents, and symptoms of freshman
stress to look fpr, he said.