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News and Updates for NOV. 20th – NOV. 25th Thanksgiving Break

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Monday, November 20th:

In group exercises, Intro to intervals is at 1:30 PM in the Gin Miller RU Fit Studio, and Cardio Groove and Funk is at 5:15 PM in the Brown Athletic Center, Room 214. Elsewhere on campus, the Student Government Association is holding its Student Senate Meeting from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse. Following the meeting, RU L.I.F.T. Campus Ministry meets from 8:00 to 9:15 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse as well.

 

Tuesday, November 21st:

            In athletics, Men’s, Women’s, and JV Men’s take on Selma University, Columbia College, and Lagrange College at 7:30, 5:30, and 7:00 PM respectively.

In group exercises, Zumba is at 7:00 AM and 20/20/20 is at 5:15 PM, both in the Brown Athletic Center, Room 214. On Tuesday, Common Ground Campus Worship Service begins at 7:00 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse.

 

Wednesday, November 23rd:

University closed for Thanksgiving break.

Thursday, November 24th:

University closed for Thanksgiving break.

Friday, November 25th:

            University closed for Thanksgiving break.

                                                            -Ben Worthan

News and Updates for NOV. 13th – 18th

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Monday, November 13th:

In athletics, Men’s Basketball travels to Tennessee to take on Tennessee University.

In group exercises, Intro to intervals is at 1:30 PM in the Gin Miller RU Fit Studio, and Cardio Groove and Funk is at 5:15 PM in the Brown Athletic Center, Room 214. Elsewhere on campus, the Student Government Association is holding its Student Senate Meeting from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse. Following the meeting, RU L.I.F.T. Campus Ministry meets from 8:00 to 9:15 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse as well.

 

Tuesday, November 14th:

            In athletics, Women’s Basketball takes on Brenau University.

In group exercises, Zumba is at 7:00 AM and 20/20/20 is at 5:15 PM, both in the Brown Athletic Center, Room 214. Elsewhere on campus, the Reinhardt Billiards Tournament is at 9:00 PM in the Rec Room of the Hasty Student Life Center. Also, Common Ground Campus Worship Service begins at 7:00 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse.

 

Wednesday, November 15th:

In athletics, JV Men’s Basketball takes on Summer Hill Prep at 7:00 PM.

In group exercises, Turbo Sculpt is at 9:00 AM in the Gin Miller RU Fit Studio, and Yoga is at 5:15 PM in the Brown Athletic Center, Room 214. Also on Wednesday, The Thanksgiving Worship Service is at 1:00 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse.

Thursday, November 16th:

In athletics, Men’s and Women’s Basketball take on Point University.

In group exercises, The Mix is at 5:00 PM in the Gin Miller RU Fit Studio and Zumba is at 7:00 PM in the Brown Athletic Center, Room 214. There is also an Amine Club meeting at 6:00 PM in the Lawson Academic Center. At 7:30 PM, there is a D.R.E.A.M.S. General Body Meeting at 7:30 PM at the Bannister Glasshouse.

 

Friday, November 17th:

            In athletics, Men’s Wrestling takes on North Carolina State University at 9:00 AM and JV Men’s Basketball takes on Toccoa Falls JV at 7:00 PM.

On Friday, International Coffee Hour-Columbia is from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Hill-Freeman Library. The Home Run Derby for March of Dimes is on Friday as well, starting at 6:00 PM on the Baseball field. In the FPAC, Reinhardt University Theatre is from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in the Flint Hall.

                                                            -Ben Worthan

Gender Stereotypes: Masculinity

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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, masculinity is defined as “having qualities appropriate to or usually associated with a man.” This definition is straightforward but vague and leaves interpretation to the imagination. Based on this definition, the idea of masculinity can vary from person to person, region to region, culture to culture, nation to nation. Because of this, I interviewed both men and women to find out what masculinity means to them and observe how differently this word can be defined. Five students, of Reinhardt University, were interviewed in pursuit of the meaning of masculinity. Mckenna Pruett, Casey Thompson, Mason Smith, Ella Hilliard and Casimir Isles.

First, I asked each of them what came to mind when the word “masculinity” was mentioned. I almost received the same results across the board. Masculinity, brought to mind, the ideas of physical and mental strength, dominance, deep voices and tall builds. However, most of the interviewees mentioned at least one different characteristic. Pruett mentioned deep-voiced, Thompson compared masculinity to being Australian, Smith thought of beer, Isles mentioned the idea of being controlling and Hilliard stated that,” Everything comes to mind.” I ask why, and she replied that masculinity could be embodied by both men and women.

I then asked if everyone’s view of masculinity was affected by how they grew up. Most everyone said yes to this question, but it was evident that there were many different influences. Specifically. Pruett stated, “I grew up with my brothers, so my default views of masculinity are because of that.” Thompson said, “Where I grew up had no influence, but video games and TV did.” Hilliard explained that her views came from her family, but her opinions didn’t truly form until her teenage years.

Next, I asked everyone on their opinions over the show of emotion in regard to masculinity. Everyone agreed that anger was stereotypically linked, and some said that, stereotypically, displays of happiness and sadness were not masculine. However, Pruett said that happiness was masculine to her. Isles also said that happiness is okay but, “emotions like sadness, depression and glee are suppressed.” Thompson believes that showing emotion makes a man more masculine. Smith explained, “Being protective and stepping up to be the man is usually associated with masculinity.” Hilliard was passionate about saying that she doesn’t believe in the taboos of emotion within masculinity. “Anybody should be allowed to show emotion and showing emotion shouldn’t be thought of as not masculine.”

Lastly, I asked if masculinity matters to them, especially when it comes to making future relationships, whether it be friends or partners. Thompson, Smith, Hilliard, and Isles all stated that musicality didn’t matter to them when it came to making relationships. Isles said, “As long as the person has honest vibes, it doesn’t matter to me.” However, Mckenna stated that when it comes to picking friends, masculinity doesn’t matter, but it does when picking future partners.

Masculinity can be interpreted in many ways. There are commonalities and popular themes that arise no matter where an individual grew up or how they were raised. These themes can range from a deep voice to an overconfident attitude Even though the interpretations of

masculinity are broad; common and overused ideas dominate the social definition. This creates the general stereotype of masculinity.

Sources:

Meriam-Webster. (n.d.). Masculine. Retrieved November 19, 2017, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/masculine

Written By: James Gilbert

Kendrick Shackleford Exhibit

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Starting on November 15, Reinhardt University began to host an art exhibit by artist and alumni, Kendrick Shackleford, in the Falany Performing Arts Center. In 2002, Shackleford received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Reinhardt University and he would later go on to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Of the work displayed, it is evident that Shackleford has an abstract approach in his creative process that is executed in a very aesthetically pleasing manner. Of the number of pieces displayed, there is a portion of pieces done with Indian ink, as well as marker. Though he only used one color, the different values and shades of black add depth to each piece. Shackleford’s technique is to be commended in the way that it catches a viewers attention, as well as making them look deeper into the piece and manifest their own interpretations of it. The ability to look past what is on the canvas and deeper into the meanings of the piece is indeed one of the many wonders of art.

Out of all of the works displayed, is seemed that the piece titled “Big Thumper” was one of the favorites amongst viewers, judging by observation. This piece was a prime example of the abstract approach Shackleford has when it comes to his artwork. The line work as well as the many colors used in “Big thumper” is very stimulating visually and displays Shackleford’s talent as an artist in the beautifully chaotic aspect of this piece. Upon asking some of the viewers on how they felt about this piece, the described it as “fun”,”busy”, “exciting”, “colorful”, as well as being “a time to look at.“ Along with Reinhardt University, Shackleford also has work on display in a number of galleries in cities such as New York City, as well as Chicago. His ambitions transcend a canvas, for he is also currently an art professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. Shackleford’s work will be displayed until December 17. It is encouraged to stop by and see it for yourself if you haven’t done so already.

 

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An Interview With A Senior

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For most college students there is one thing on the mind at most times: Graduating. It may seem like a lifetime away, but college flies by so fast. I interviewed Sara Byers, who will be graduating in the spring, about her Reinhardt experience.

Sara says, “My favorite part about of RU is that it is a smaller university. You make better connections with your professors and peers, because classrooms are so much smaller, and it makes your learning enviroment less intimidating”. This is actually a very popular opinion about Reinhardt. Tons of people take that into consideration while deciding what university to attend. This is a very positive asset to RU.

While Reinhardt is small, it is also growing at a very fast pace. “One thing Reinhardt should take into consideration is the rapid growth rate” Sara says, ” the campus is not growing with the population of students. Housing could be improved, and there is not enough parking.” Many of times I have heard complaints about the limited housing and parking, but there is a lot of construction going on around campus. We can only hope for more housing and maybe another parking lot.

I asked Sara for any tips or tricks to get through Reinhardt or school in general. She says, “Always talk to your professors. In whatever major you choose, your professors want you to succeed and they do not mind helping out in any way they can.” This is great, because many students are afraid to speak with their professors one on one. This is their job and usually they are really good at it. Take advantage of the situation, and get the most out of your education.

College may seem hard, but you can get through it if you stay focused and on track. You may seem intimidated by schoolwork, professors, and maybe even classmates, but this is your education, so do your best. You will make it out of the woods.

Written By: Rebecca Cheeks