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Editor in chief
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lenges Americans to
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democracy. See page 3.
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about the McCain-
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Grant Van Rensburg
clears up innaccuracies
about Gay Straight Al
liance. See page 3.
Sam Houston Bearkats
bulldozes Bulldogs, 49-
33. See page 4,
Volleyball team gives
Winthrop a whooping.
See page 4.
Women’s soccer falls
to Coastal Carolina.
See page 4.
Men’s soccer defeats
Presbyterian but is
defeated by High Point.
See page 3.
Profs spouse on ‘Price Is Right’
High 73 High 76
Low 46 Low 48
Source: The Weather Channel
By Shauntel Greene
Pilot stajf reporter
It isn’t typical to hear Gardner-Webb
University and “The Price Is Right” men
tioned in the same sentence, but the two are
linked now. Sharon Carey, wife of Commu
nication Studies chairman Dr. Bob Carey,
was a contestant on the classic television
Be in front of your TV Friday at 11 a.m.,
tuned into CBS, and you’ll see Mrs. Carey
have a whack at one of the many games the
The journey to being on stage with Drew
Carey - no relation - started in February,
when Mrs. Carey got tickets to a show that
would be taped in August. She would be
in Los Angeles then, visiting her daughter
Brittany, a GWU senior doing an internship
Both Careys were mentally and physi
cally prepared Aug. 4, getting up at 5:30
a.m. and walking from their hotel to the
CBS studio, which was across the street.
The tedious hour and half wait outside was
forgotten in the excitement they felt as soon
as they walked into the studio, Mrs. Carey
Enthusiasm filled the audience as she
and Brittany, game faces on, danced and
clapped to upbeat music piped into the stu
dio , anxious for the voice of the announcer
to begin the show.
Both wore matching T-shirts that read,
“Pick Me Drew, I’m a Carey, Too!”
The taping began.
“Sharon Carey, come on down!” shout
ed Rich Fields, “The Price Is Right” an
Everything after those five words was
a blur, said Mrs. Carey, shocked that her
name was the first one called.
She sprinted down the aisle, high-fiving'
every person in sight, and realizing that she
was actually going to be a contestant.
Being the first person picked meant that
Mrs. Carey had the advantage of going last
to bid on a surround-sound stereo system.
As she stood behind the podium with her
hand on the buzzer, anticipating her turn,
the reality still hadn’t clicked in her head,
she said. She wisely bid $1,001, trumping
the next highest bid of $ 1,000, and won.
Then she was on center stage with the
comical Drew Carey.
“Drew was so puffy,” said Mrs. Carey.
Her game was “Push Over,” where the
contestant is shown numbered blocks that
make up the price of the prize. The contes
tant must push the blocks until the numbers
match the price.
Did she win?
Contestants can’t tell until the show has
aired. Here’s a hint:
It will be worth watching.
Photo byT.J. Taylor
Brittany Carey wears her “Price Is
Right” T-shirt on campus. Her mother,
Sharon, wore an identical one as a
contestant on the show.
2 new systems heighten campus safety
By Michelle Alwerdt
Pilot stajf reporter
Over the past few weeks
University Police has estab
lished new defensive proce
dures to ensure greater safety on
the Gardner-Webb campus.
' The Outdoor Warning Sys
tem, which was installed and
tested on Sept. 11, was put to
use Tuesday evening when a se
vere thunderstorm blew through
Universiy Police Chief Bar
ry Johnson was pleased with the
system’s performance, he said
“It is exactly what we paid
for. It performed just as we ex
pected,” he said.
The ODWS went beyond
his expectations because people
indoors heard the warning and
were alerted to the approaching
“We are glad we have it as
a means of communicating with
the campus,” Johnson said.
A crane lifted the nearly
600-ton system onto the roof of
Dover Library Sept. 11.
Johnson said that the roof
of Dover Library is flat enough
and centrally located on campus
so nearly everyone can hear a
The structure atop of the li
brary is composed of five speak
ers. Inside the library is the ac
tual power box that controls the
There are two tones to warn
people of emergencies, Johnson
said. The first is a “wail tone”
followed by voice instructions.
This sound alerts the commu
nity to a weather emergency.
The second tone is a “discon
tinuous air horn” also followed
by voice instructions. This
sound alerts the community to
any other type of emergency.
The police have three ways
they can set off the system in
case of an emergency. Manual
ly turning it on from the library
is the first option. A box, or re
mote control of sorts, is acces
sible in Johnson’s office. There
is another box identical to it that
These options ensure that'
the system will always be acces
sible in any type of emergency.
There are other tools Univer
sity Police uses to alert students
of emergencies, but the ODWS
has attributes that make it more
Walking is the main way
students get from building to
building, so a warning system
that can be heard outside is very
“During the test, I was stand
ing by Apartment A and I could
hear it clearly,” said Johnson.
The emergency text mes
sage that goes out is helpful, but
there are too many variables. A
cell phone might be dead; out of
a service area; or silenced be
cause the student is in class. An
e-mail is informative, but most
students do not check their e-
However, it is hard to miss a
loudly broadcasting speaker.
“The next step”, said Chief
Johnson, “is to get the com
munity trained on how to re
If there are questions regard
ing the ODWS, members of
the GWU community can visit
www.whelen.com to hear ex
amples of the tones. There will
also be a routine test on the first
Friday of every month at noon.
Safety, part II
Another procedure that Uni
versity Police started Sept. 18 is
the presence of six safety flags
at the cross walk near Commu
nications Studies Hall.
The flags provide added vis
ibility for students in the street.
While it might not stop a car
from hitting a pedestrian, a flag
will make the walk safer.
The flags arose from com
plaints about how dangerous it
See ‘System ’page 2
By Kory McNair
Pilot staff writer
University graduates marched
through the granite arch during
But that was impossible to
do when the arch was next to
the Dover Campus Center and
commencement exercises were
in Lutz-Yelton Convocation
This past summer the arch
was relocated, piece by piece,
onto the courtyard between the
LYCC and the Suttle Wellness
Center, so that the fradition can
Student response to the
change has been positive.
“I’m glad it’s moved, so
I can be apart of the tradition
when I graduate,” said Jennifer
Grray, a junior majoring in phys
The new location also
seems to be more favorable than
the previous one, which left the
arch almost unnoticed.
“Last year, I never saw it
Photo by Tyler Kucifer
The arch stands at its new spot in the courtyard between
the LYCC and Suttle Wellness Center. It is far more notice
able in this spot and now can be used on graduation days.
over there, so I think it’s a good Steven Miller, a junior dou-
move actually,” said James ble-majoring in video/film and
Polk, a sophomore majoring in Spanish, said, “I like the new
video/film. location better.”
this one’s for you
Pilot editor in chief
The deadline to apply for
December 2008 graduation is
Oct. 15, but that doesn’t mean
you should wait until that day to
get the paperwork in.
“If you are going to apply
for graduation in December, we
need to get that as soon as pos
sible,” said Sonda Hamrick of
the regisfrar’s office.
The process starts by print
ing out a degree evaluation and
stapling it to a form available at
the registrar’s office.
The form must have the
signatures of your department
head, faculty advisor and sec
ond faculty advisor.
Your account will be charged
a $100 fee. If you apply after
Oct. 15, you will also be charged
a late fee of $50.
Can’t recall if you’ve already
applied? Go to the registrar’s
page at www.gardner-webb.edu/
registrar. Click on “Graduation
Information” and then “Gradu
ating Students Lists.”
Students planning to gradu
ate in May 2009 can apply by
Dec. 1, and until March 15 with
a late charge.