Chili joins Saderpuff Reloaded
Nov04

Chili joins Saderpuff Reloaded

The air on the intramural field was filled with the scent of chili powder and leather on Friday, Oct. 24. The sounds of cheering fans and loud noise makers competed with the sounds of campus organizations pawning off their homemade interpretation of the traditional Texas-favorite chili. Loud speakers blared popular songs as students’ attentions warred between a big screen projection of Guitar Hero and classmates’ football battle. The annual Saderpuff football game, in which female students compete for class superiority in a tournament-style flag football game, was hosted this year in conjunction with the Campus Activity Board’s annual chili cook-off. The theme for the event was Saderpuff Reloaded. “I think it’s great,” Director of Student Organizations Kristy Brischke said. “We were hoping that putting the two together would really help out both events. I think it’s really helped a lot. I just love how there are people mingling between the two events and how it has worked together so well so far.” Brischke said she wished more campus organizations had participated  in the chili cook-off. “I’ve been here for three years now,” she said. “It’s always been about this amount of entrants in the cook-off, but I just wish there were more. It really helps get people excited about it. There is going to be interest next year because this was such a success this year.” Sophomore Robert Hawkins was a CAB organizer. “The turnout wasn’t as big this year as it has been in years past, but that’s purely because we did it in conjunction with Saderpuff instead of at the football game. We’re really satisfied with the way things turned out, and the student turn-out has been great,” he said. Hawkins and his team of judges chose the best chili from among four different entrants based on presentation, taste and table décor. The Nursing Student Association’s team, the Bone-Chillers, took home first place, winning a $1,000 prize for their organization. “Some of the entrant’s chili was not as thick as we thought chili should be; it was more like a stew, and the bone-chillers really had a great flavor, presentation and consistency,” Hawkins said. “We feel so great,” Associate Professor of Nursing and primary faculty for N.S.A. Donna Hubbard said. “We got together and we put all of our ingredients together, like nurses do, and we worked as a team and won.” The prize money will go toward paying for the state convention for the N.S.A. “It’s a leadership conference that helps nurses to learn about their profession, be a part of their profession and be good nurses,” Hubbard said. Chili was not the only thing taking...

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Homecoming 2008 Alumni Activities Calendar
Nov04

Homecoming 2008 Alumni Activities Calendar

November 7 11 a.m.  Homecoming Chapel 12 p.m.  Alumni Lunch 2 p.m.  Campus Tours 6 p.m.  Alumni Dinner 8:30 p.m.  Pep Rally 9:30 p.m.  Dessert Party 10 p.m.  Circle of Songs November 8 8 a.m.  Cru 5K Fun Run 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with the President 10 a.m. Group Reunions, Historical Phila and Royal Academia 12 p.m. Tailgate Party 2 p.m. Football game vs. Howard Payne 7 p.m. Twelve Angry...

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Edgar Allen Poe Party

When: Tuesday, October 28 Time: 6:30 p.m. Where: Amphitheater

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Fall Feast and Pumpkin Carving Contest

When: Wednesday, October 29 Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: Hardy Hall

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Homecoming Semi-Formal

When: Saturday, November 8, 2008 Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Where: Mayborn Gym

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Civil rights, football fuel ‘The Express’
Oct21

Civil rights, football fuel ‘The Express’

The Express is not just a name. It is history. The film is a story of an athlete who overcomes social discrimination and provokes black athletes across the nation to stand out from the crowd. This production is not a football film. It is more than that. Ernie Davis’ story begins in Uniontown, Penn., in a transitional era  when segregation in schools was normal and when civil rights to every American, regardless of race, was added to the Constitution. The young Ernie Davis has a poster of Jackie Robinson, a role model who inspired many black athletes to pursue their dreams and break through social oppression, on his wall. Davis’ grandfather, Pops, is his guardian throughout his childhood who instills in him at a young age that he can do anything and to follow Corinthians 15:10, which says, “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” This verse gives Davis’ character a meaning larger than just football. In his high school years, the now older Ernie Davis played by Rob Brown, impresses college scouts, breaking through would-be tacklers and running circles around players, much like his favorite player, Jim Brown, played by Darrin Dewitt Henson. Needless to say, Davis is a beast on the gridiron. The Syracuse head coach, Ben Schwartzwalder, played by Dennis Quaid, recruits Davis to play for the Orangemen. He provides helpful advice and stands up for his players despite his own possible persecution as an “n-word lover.” The movie has more racial slurs than most would appreciate, but it shows how hard it was being a black American during that time. The racially-charged storyline builds into climax when Davis and the Orangemen face off against the University of Texas Longhorns in the Cotton Bowl. The unforgiving fans and brutal players from UT make a victory in Dallas seem impossible. Coach Schwartzwalder says about the national championship, “This is more than a game now. I can see that just as plain as any of you.” The visual appeal in the film is impeccable. Old film clips mixed with fast-paced action makes watching the games extremely pleasing. The cinematography used in the film is by far the best of the fall season. The camera angles are unique. The production makes use of several different techniques, each enhancing the film into a superfluous retelling of Ernie Davis’ story. This inspirational film is a treat in a rather unimpressive fall movie season. The Express...

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