News & Updates for OCT. 9-13


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Monday, October 9th: Experience Reinhardt, Men’s Golf Point Invitational

Beginning at 8:45 AM Experience Reinhardt takes place in FPAC. Also, the Student Government Association is holding its Student Senate Meeting from 7:00 to 8:00 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse. Following the meeting, The Reinhardt Central Event “Twister” starts at 8:00 PM, also in the Banister Glasshouse.

In athletics, The Men’s Golf Team starts the Point Invitational on Monday, with the event concluding on Tuesday.

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.

Tuesday, October 10th: Men’s Golf wrap-up & Fall break adventures

            In athletics, The Men’s Golf Team wraps up the Point Invitational, and Volleyball takes on Point University at 6:30 PM.

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. The FHC Book Club Meeting runs from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. Also, Common Ground Campus Worship Service begins at 7:00 PM in the Bannister Glasshouse.


Wednesday, October 11th: Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Fall Break Adventures cont.

            In athletics, The Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams take on Tennessee Wesleyan University at 5:00 and 7:30 PM respectively.

Wednesday is the start of Reinhardt’s fall break, lasting until Friday. Reinhardt Outdoors’ Fall Break Treehouses and Canoeing on South Carolina’s Edisto River starts Wednesday for those looking for fun away from the campus during the short break.


Thursday, October 12th: Anime Club Meeting & RU Outdoors

Thursday, Reinhardt Outdoors continues their expedition in South Carolina, and The Anime Club meets at 6:00 PM in the Lawson Academic Center.


Friday, October 13th: BE SAFE! RU Outdoors and Mountain Faith Band

            Friday, Reinhardt Outdoors concludes their fall break adventure, and The Mountain Faith Band performs from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the FPAC in the Flint Hall.

                                                            -Ben Worthan


First wind ensemble concert with new director blows audience away


Seats in the Falany Performing Arts filled as people gathered for a night of musical performance. The Reinhardt University Wind Ensemble performed their first concert of the school year, on Tuesday night Oct. 3. This concert not only kicked off the ensemble’s preforming season, but it served as the conducting debut of Reinhardt’s new Director of Instrumental Activities, Dr. Daniel Kirk.

The Wind Ensemble begins tuning their instruments as they wait to play their piece.

With enthusiastic cheers and applause from the audience, students took the stage to begin their program entitled, “Celebrating Centennials.” The program was meant to honor the 100-year anniversary of President John F. Kennedy and musical genius Leonard Bernstein. Dr. Kirk began the performance with a bang as a crash of cymbals signaled the first song “A Festival Prelude” composed by Alfred Reed. After a lively opening, the second piece, “Tears of St. Lawrence” by Aaron Perrine, was played and then followed by a Bernstein piece titled “Suite from Mass.” Before the piece was played, Dr. Kirk provided words of thanks to the audience for their support, and then stated how the concert was dedicated to the legacies and musical influence of JFK and Bernstein. Before the piece was played, a video recapping the life of Bernstein was played to give backstory into his life and influence. This third piece featured a brass quintet that included Dr. John Bryant, Yvonne Toll, Peter Riggs, Mark McConnell, and Dr. Paul Dickinson. Each piece was followed by vigorous applause and a swift change in performers.

Dr. Kirk stands and the band waits with anticipation to play “Suite from Mass” composed by Leonard Bernstein.

After a brief intermission, the ensemble returned, and began their tribute to President Kennedy. The lights dimmed as the band began to play “Fanfare for the Inauguration of JFK.” A slideshow full of pictures from Kennedy’s life played on a screen behind the band as they played the fanfare and “Elegy for Young American.” A similar effect was used during the performance of “A Bernstein Tribute,” where photos of Bernstein conducting and moments from his musicals

West Side Story and On the Town. When asked his opinion of the performance, Reinhardt Freshman Nicholas Gwin commented, “Bernstein is by far one of my biggest musical influences. It makes me happy to see others enjoying his genius too.” Audience members were able to fully experience the legacy of both JFK and Bernstein in a powerful display both visually and musically.

Once the last note sounded, the audience erupted into applause, as Dr. Kirk and the performing students bowed to their well-deserved standing ovation.


Written By: Nataleigh Long

Pictures by: Nataleigh Long

Brian O’Sullivan graces Reinhardt stage with a night of comedy


Reinhardt students prepared for a night of music and laughter in the Glasshouse as singing comedian Brian O’Sullivan took the stage. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Brian O’Sullivan has performed at over 300 college campuses across the country, and takes great pride in his 2015 title of “Roommate of the Year”, which he was nominated for by his two roommates. Hosted by

O’Sullivan laughs along with audience as they collaborate to write a song

Reinhardt’s Student Activities Committee, O’Sullivan brought his quick wit and high energy performance to Reinhardt on Sept. 23.

To begin his performance, O’Sullivan introduced himself with a fast-paced song all about himself that already had the audience rolling with laughter. Some of his most popular songs included parodies such as I’m in Love with the Board Game Clue, based off of Ed Sheeran’s I’m in Love with the Shape of You, where he described passion for board games, and his song based off of Taylor Swift’s We are Never Getting Back Together. The latter of the songs and made him very unpopular with the “Swifties” he admits, and claimed that song to be the reason he is hated by so many 12-year-old girls. However, both songs were widely accepted and met with laughter and applause from Reinhardt students.

Brian O’Sullivan delivers his jokes while playing guitar

O’Sullivan’s overall performance can be described as fast paced, and energetic, but this did not keep him from interacting with the audience. In fact, he made a point to ask for people’s favorite songs as his performance went on, and jokingly responded to any call outs or comments made by students. For one of his segments O’Sullivan allowed the audience to collectively write his next song via Mad Lib style. As he requested words that fit different categories, students quickly shouted out their answers, hoping to get their suggestions into the song. Once it was completed, the song was appropriately titled “Well…”, and then performed with even O’Sullivan cracking up in the middle as the craziness of the song unfolded. After the complete performance, the audience called for an encore, which led to one final song and a round of applause. Freshman

Amber Evans commented on the performance saying she didn’t know what to expect from the performance originally, but that her expectations were definitely exceeded.

Brian O’Sullivan can be found on Facebook, YouTube, and O’Sullivan is also producing a CD that will be available later in Sept.


Written by: Nataleigh Long

Pictures by: Nataleigh Long

Discover the Tastiness of Donuts 




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Photo credit: Cameron Verona


In the city of Canton there are many hidden businesses, but one that stands out to the local community is a mom and pop shop called “Tasty Donuts”. Here at Tasty Donuts are sweet treats that include many flavors, as well as even creating your own. The Cherokee County News team decided that we would go and check out the hidden gem located in the frequented Bridge Mill plaza. We even spoke with the owner himself, Arturo Howard. We found out more about the local business in the interview.


The business started in Chattanooga, TN and made its way to Canton in the year of 2015. When asked why they decided to open a “Tasty Donuts” shop here in Canton, opposed to opening a shop within a chain donut company, the owner answered, “Well, we wanted to do something different. We cook our donuts here every night, fresh.” “Tasty Donuts” has been opened for two years now, as they opened in December of 2015.


Howard talked about the amount of business “Tasty Donuts” receives stating, “The community is supportive, we keep growing little by little.” The owner also said the donut shop gets good traffic from Reinhardt. Currently, there aren’t any special discounts for Reinhardt students and faculty, but “Tasty Donuts does offer a special to every customer. Any customer who purchases a dozen donuts only has to pay for ten of them, getting two donuts free. A rewards program is also offered here for any customer who wants to receive benefits. All you do is provide your phone number and name at the time of purchase, and you become a part of the “Tasty Donuts” rewards program. The more you spend, the more points you earn, which eventually equals into earning free donuts or drinks.


“Tasty Donuts” offers a very welcoming atmosphere for their customers. The owner describes the atmosphere as such, “We try to make it a homey place. A place where you can come do your homework and have a donut and some coffee. It’s not a loud or extremely busy place.” Howard goes on to say, “It’s a place where you can concentrate on what you’re doing. I can describe it as your mom and pop shop, a place where everybody is welcome.” “Tasty Donuts” also offers free Wi-Fi to their customers, and has a TV, fireplace, and some comfortable furniture for customers to relax with, while indulging in a tasty donut.

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Pictured above is part of the inside of “Tasty Donuts,” which offers a cozy atmosphere.

Photo credit: Kelly Kipfer



“Tasty Donuts” is a special donut shop compared to others, because the donuts they offer are creative and can be personalized. The owner explains, “I give my employees the freedom to create the donuts. So, every day the girls come up a new idea to test and if their creation is successful, then it goes up on the shelf to be sold to customers.” “Tasty Donuts” can use this creative freedom to give back to the community. Recently, the owner made a special troll donut for a five-year-old girl, who was a fan of the Trolls movie.

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Here are the donuts we tried. The names of them are listen in the following paragraph.           Photo credit: Cameron Verona



We tried quite a few of their donuts by partaking in their special, buy a dozen donuts, and get two free. We tried a bite or more of the following donuts: coconut crème pie, jimmy buffet, fruity pebbles, m&m, maple bacon, devil’s food cake, apple cinnamon and the chocolate glaze with sprinkles. We asked the owner what the fan favorite donut was and he replied, “The most popular one is the maple bacon donut. We leave it all by itself on two full trays, and each tray contains around 40 donuts. We have to refill the tray a few times a day.” The owner said that his personal favorites are the coconut crème pie and the blueberry cream cheese pie.




We recommend “Tasty Donuts” for anyone who wants a place to grab breakfast with friends, wants a relaxing place to study, or for anyone who might have a sweet tooth. “Tasty Donuts” is about 20 minutes away from Reinhardt’s campus, located at the following address: 10511 Bells Ferry Rd, Canton, GA 30114. Their hours are six a.m. to seven p.m. on Mondays

through Saturdays, and on Sundays their hours are seven thirty a.m. to two thirty p.m. Their Facebook page is


Written by: Cameron Verona, Kelly Kipfer, and Taylor Clark.

Reinhardt kicks off “Year of Cuba” with festival


On Wednesday, September 20th, Reinhardt hosted the Year Of Cuba Festival as part of their annual “year of” program. This year, the university is honoring Cuba.

Sounds of traditional Cuban music filled the air while multiple organizations representing Reinhardt’s majors set up booths around the Donor Plaza. These booths provided information and refreshments regarding the traditions of Cuba and it’s society.  Activities such as salsa dancing, corn hole, and arts and crafts were among the things available for students to participate in while attending the gathering. The overall goal of the Year of Cuba Festival was to expand campus knowledge and appreciation of the island’s people and culture and inform students of the impact that the culture has had on the world throughout history. A gallery of pictures from the event has been included below.

Written by: Cameron Davis

Pictures by: Cameron Davis and James Gilbert

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