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Vdume 12 No. 5
Serving the Gardner-Webb University community for more than 60 years
This Edition
— In campus news—
Students are prepar
ing for the Model Arab
League competition in
March 2009. See p.2
“High School Musical
3” made a happy and
profitable debut Oct.
24. See p.2.
There are some Dirty
Poets stirring things up
at the Broad River Cof
fee Company. See p.2
Monday graduation
doesn’t sit well with
Lauren Taylor., Find out
why. See p. 3
Jermaine Qash joins
the Pilot staff as a
cartoonist. See what he
has to say about this
election on page 3.
In sports-
The men’s and wom
en’s swim team made a
splash against Ameri
can, Howard and N.C.
A&T universities.
See p.3
The volleyball team
lost two games despite
good play. See p.3
It wasn’t a winning
streak for the men’s
and women’s soccer
teams. See p.3
The men’s basketball
team is primed and
ready to take it all the
way to the NCAA tour
nament. See p.4
Thursday Friday
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Photo by Tyler Kuoifer
Wednesday there was no mistaking who Renee Ybarra, academic facilities and event coor
dinator at Gardner-Webb, supported for president of the United States.
Obama victorious,
wants U.S. unity
By Cassie Gold
Pilot staff writer
Tuesday at 11 p.m., news or
ganizations made liistory when
they pronounced Sen. Baraclc
Obama president-elect, making
him the first African American
ever to hold the highest office of
United States of America.
As of Wednesday afterhoon,
Obama had the majority of the
Electoral College votes, 349, to
Sen. John McCain’s 163. Ac
cording to Electoral College
procedures, the winner must
capture at least 270 votes.
Obama won 52 percent of
the popular vote, while McCain
took 46 percent. However, at
press time Wednesday, North
Carolina and Missouri were still
undecided because the voting
numbers were too close to call.
At about midnight Obama
gave a speech at Grant Park in
Chicago, addressing a throng
of ecstatic supporters, includ
ing Oprah Winfrey and the Rev.
Jesse Jackson.
His speech was conciliatory
rather than celebratory, empha
sizing the need for unity across
the U.S.
He stressed that the nation
will not undergo change imme
diately, but that it will happen
with time.
“The road ahead will be
long, our climb is steep,” he
At 11:15 p.m. McCain gave
a gracious concession speech
from the Biltmore Hotel in
Phoenix, Ariz., saying he would
work with his former opponent.
World leaders are sending
congratulations to the nation’s
44th president. They, like many
Americans, hope for the change
Obama has promised.
The next four years will
show how well he can carry out
those promises.
Many at GWU at odds with election results
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Compiled from
Pilot staff reports
The Electoral College has
spoken on behalf of the voters
of the United State of America,
and Sen. Barack Obama is now
President-Elect Obama.
As with any post-election
day, some voters are glad, and
others disappointed. Here’s
what students at Gardner-Webb
University said Wednesday.
“I was anticipating he would
win, it was predictable. It’s
good we have someone in of
fice who is devoted to change,
even thought I didn’t vote for
him. If he’s a man of his word,
we’ll see.” - Marcus Polite, 21,
“I think it’s great that we
have obviously come so far
since the ’60s, but I think that
people need to realize that he
doesn’t stand for race and he
does stand for political issues
and unity, and we need to fo
cus on that and not divide over
something so frivial.” - Beth
Long, 21, Franklin (voted for
“It’s about time, that is all
I’m going to say.” - Jon Logan,
22, Shelby
“I think it’s great. It’s time
for a change.” - Steven Miller,
20, Shelby
“People are freaking out
over a black man as president,
and to me it isn’t a big deal at
all.” - Brett Carr, 18, Cincin
nati, Ohio
“I’m not pleased with the
events of last night, but we all
knew it was going to happen.”
- Matt Caramenico, 18, Phila
delphia, Pa.
“I am disappointed in Amer
ica. I feel as if America chose
this candidate because they
were scared McCain was too
much like Bush, so they voted
for his opposite. May God help
us all.” - Phillip Barringer, San
ford (voted for McCain)
“I feel as if some voters
made the decision based on
things other then policy. Al
though I am disappointed in
America, I feel as if Obama will
bring about a great economic
change in America.
“However, whether that
change will be successful will
be determined in four years.”
- Steven Miller, Moncure (voted
for McCain)
“I’m terribly upset because
I feel like Obama is the most
liberal person in Congress and
now he is president. I think our
country will be worse. People in
Iran will be celebrating.
“I feel sorry for Israel be
cause we won’t be over there
to help them when they get
bombed by Russia and Iran, but
God will take care of them.” -
Josh Tallent, Lincolnton (voted
for McCain)
“I’m disappointed that the
people have put ourselves in
this situation. There is no one
else to blame but ourselves. I
don’t want to be witness to an
other 9/11 and I’m sure every
Muslim nation is praising and
rejoicing in the streets because
our wimpy president took our
troops out of where they need to
be.” - John Harris, Kennesaw,
Ga. (voted for McCain)
“I feel like Obama will be
the better president of the two.
He represented change from the
current administration. With
the condition our economy is
in, he will provide better leader
ship and get us back on track.”
- James Withrow, Hollis (voted
for Obama)
“For once in my life I did
not feel like the underdog. He
does not even know the amount
of joy and celebration that he
brings to the urban community.
“People all over celebrate
this victory not only as a black
community but for all people
who the economy is affecting.
We love you, Barack Obama.”
- Monique Hudson (voted for
“I’m not happy. I was more
anti-Obama than pro-McCain—
especially a lot of^ the social and
some economic [issues] drew
my vote to McCain.” - Will
Young (voted for McCain)
“As a foreigner and being
in America six years, most of
the young black American role
models have been rappers and everyone will
be able to see T can do it.’ ”
Lou Donovan, Cameroon (not
eligible to vote)
The Pilot polled 250 people
Wednesday in the DCC. The
GWU voting breakdown was:
Obama 26 percent, McCain
46.8 percent, 19.2 percent did
not vote, and 8 percent did not
reveal who they voted for.
Miss Joyce
By Shauntel Greene
Pilot staff writer
Joyce Melton’s familiar face
won’t be seen at Gardner-Webb
while she recovers in Cleveland
Pines Nursing Center after be
ing struck by a car Oct.28 as she
was crossing Main Street.
She suffered a cracked right
femur and injuries to her left
arm, chest and the back of her
neck, according to Sandy Ham-
met. She was also having diffi
culty breathing.
Melton, of Poplar Springs
Church Road, said she was
crossing the road when driver
Angelia McSwain of Shelby was
waiting to make a left at the stop
light. Melton said that she had
the red light and was attempting
crossing the road when she was
struck by McS\^>'ain’s truck.
Gardner-Webb student
Devonee Boykins witnessed the
accident Sunday afternoon.
“We were watching her take
her time crossing the road, and
the red truck came out of no
where and struck Ms. Melton,”
Boykins said.
Melton has many close
friends at GWU, among them
Sandy Hammet, assistant direc
tor of Student Activities.
“The accident has a caused
a lot of stress on her, and her
mental functions have become
slow,” said Hammett. “She will
have to go through four weeks
of phy sical therapy.”
W^en contacted by phone,
Mehon, made it clear her sense
of humor wasn’t hurt.
“I hope the doctors know
what they’re doing,” she said
with a laugh,
Melton said she welcomes
visitors and cards.
There have been no charges
filed yet against McSwain.
As of Tuesday, Melton had
started rehabilitation and was
still having trouble speaking.
No-shave month
a fuzzy respite
from the razor
By Andrew Veeder
Pilot staff writer
Say goodbye to your razors,
razor rash and shaving cream
altogether, because No-Shave
November is upon us.
Sweeping through the coun
try and stopping at every univer
sity and college in its path, the
increase of facial hair is grow
ing - literally.
No-Shave November is as
simple as it sounds: no shaving
of any. sort for the entire month.
It is not for just male members
of the Gardner-Webb communi
ty; the female population is also
encouraged to partake.
Sophomore Aaron Goforth
plans to use No-Shave Novem
ber as an excuse to let his beard
grow to its maximum potential.
“For No-Shave November,
me and some friends shave the
night before, and see who can
get the best beard in a month,”
Goforth said. “It’s always fun to
see the beards grow out, espe
cially the ones that don’t fill in
all the way!”
Contrary to popular belief,
November is not the only month
that encourages abstinence from
shaving. For instance, if you
miss out on November, look
forward to Febru-Hairy. Or how
about Masculine March? Manly
Whichever month you let
your hair grow, enjoy it.

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