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28th Annual Twilight Tour will bring family-friendly fun to Brevard By Courtney Sharp

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BC presents 19th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols

Concert choir sapranos wearing traditional red robes in Lessons and Carols Festival

By Elizabeth Harrison

Director of Communications and Media Relations The Brevard College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers invite you to the 19th annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Saturday, Dec. 5 in The Porter Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The BC Concert Choir and Chamber Chorale will perform several carols and anthems under the direction of Dr. David Gresham. The annual service follows in the tradition of the longstanding ceremony held at King’s College in Cambridge, England, where the Festival was introduced in 1918. It is traditionally held on Christmas Eve. The ceremony alternates biblical readings chronicling the prophecy and birth of Christ with carols that illuminate a part of

the previous reading. Edward Benson was the initial developer of the format, when he created the nine lessons and carols program in 1880. Later, King’s College began the tradition of holding the yearly service with Benson’s original lessons. The carols King’s College sings are slightly different from the original programming used in the early 1900s but only show great variance when they have a change in organist. The program at Brevard College includes the original readings, along with supplementary carols selected by the director. The conclusion of the program is a beautiful candlelit arrangement of "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night). “This is always a special event in the life of Brevard College, and we hope that you can join us,” Gresham said

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Staff Writer The Heart of Brevard will be hosting its 28th annual Twilight Tour on Dec. 5 in Downtown Brevard. The festivities will offer a Christmas parade, musical performances, pictures with Santa Claus, and BC will put on a special laser light show. The Twilight Tour will kick off with a Christmas parade at 3 p.m. with the festival taking full swing from 4-8 p.m. The annual tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aside from the parade and musical performances, the festival will offer free familyfriendly events. Children have the chance to go on the holiday train rides as well as pony rides. There will be outdoor holiday movies with a bonfire and s'mores. There will also be pictures with Santa, elf workshops and face paintings. There will also be performances of The Nutcracker from the Brevard Ballet School. Various local food and craft vendors will be available for those attending the festival.The Smash Box Mobile Kitchen and The Velvet Cup Coffee Truck are just a few of the vendors that will be offering refreshments to event goers. Many of the stores and restaurants in Downtown Brevard will be open later, as well. Besides the music, refreshments, and other holiday-themed events, the Twilight Tours will also include a show drive. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Brevard and the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club Drop, those who plan on attending the event are asked to bring any new or gently used shoes and drop them off at the Twilight Tour or at First Citizen's Bank in Brevard. Since this event offers many things for people of all ages, volunteers are welcome to sign up through the Heart of Brevard website. Email [email protected] for more information about the festival and how you can sign up to volunteer.

Arts & Life Remembering the hungry during a time of thanks Page 2

By Alex Laifer

Staff Writer National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week was from Nov. 14 to 22. The BC Serves Club made this week come alive at Brevard College, packing the week with events. On Monday Nov. 14, BC Serves showed “Tent City” in MG 125. This documentary profiled a tent community in Nashville, Tennessee that was flooded while the documentary was being produced. During lunch on Wed., Shannon Summitt and Hailey McGavin set up a table with an informational poster outside of the Caf. If students correctly answered a question, they won a piece of candy. The answers to these questions were alarming. For example, the average American wastes 20 lbs. of food every month! Hitting home, Transylvania County’s homeless rate is 73%, the highest in North Carolina! Summitt and McGavin estimate that between 50 and 60 students answered questions about hunger and homelessness .



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“The way to bring change to issues is to bring awareness to those issues” said Summitt. On Thursday, students could bring five non perishable items and their Brevard ID card to the Co-Ed Cinema for a free admission to “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2.” This event was very successful, 71 students participated. The week culminated with “A Night Without a Home”. On Friday night, students planned on sleeping outside in the Residential Quad in between Jones and Beam with only their clothes to protect them from the elements. Nine students participated. The night began with a speech by Angie Cain. Campus Security did not allow the students to stay outside past 11 PM. This was used as an opportunity to stimulate a “Code Purple” which is when homeless people have a place to sleep inside when the temperature gets cold.

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December 2, 2015

Chili Cook-off Today! Teams of two will be competing from 11-2 in the Student Plaza!

Come cheer on your BC friends and vote for your favorite chili recipe!

Asheville Symphony performs a classic

By Rebecca Martin

Staff Writer The Asheville Symphony and the Asheville chorus performed on Nov. 21. They played Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Daniel Meyer and Michael Lancaster were the directors of the chorus and symphony, and they organized a breathtaking show that took place on the stage of the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The first half of the concert featured a quartet including violinist Jason Posnock, cellist Franklin Keel, oboist Alicia Chapman, and bassoonist Michael Burns as they played Franz Joseph Haydn’s Sinfonia concertante in B-flat, Op.84. In this piece, each individual playing in the quartet was recognized for their musical abilities even with the orchestra playing in the background. After the quartet, there was a very short intermission and then the whole symphony came onto the stage and began to play Holst’s The Planets. The “Mars, The Bringer of War,” was the first piece that was played in The Planets portion of the show. In this movement, the symphony had a great power and presence on the stage with the low powerful voices of the brass instruments and the intense sound of the percussion making this a great way to start off the concert. The next movement was, “Venus, The Bringer of Peace,” which was very different

compared to the first movement and it had less power but more grace and a delicately to it. This movement really led the audience to a place of peace as they listened to the beautiful soft sounds of the orchestra. Following Venus was, “Mercury, The Winged Messenger” which quickly transitioned into the next movement, “Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity.” In this movement, the symphony did an excellent job of conveying joy and they brought excitement to the stage with a drastic tempo change compared to the previous movement “Venus”. The next two movements were “Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age” and Uranus, The Magician.” Both of these pieces were the least exciting in the show but without them, everything would not have fallen into place and it wouldn’t have been an as powerful and impactful performance. The last movement was “Neptune, the Mystic,” and it was the only movement in the whole show that included the chorus as well as the orchestra. This movement was extremely mysterious since the choir was not in sight. They were behind stage, where their voices echoed into the auditorium creating a very haunting yet beautiful atmosphere. The voices of the chorus were singing just a two note gesture where they got softer and softer and faded away into almost nothing.

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Ce’Ara Cannon By Jessica Wiegandt

Staff Writer Psychology major and Spanish Language and Culture minor Ce’Ara Cannon is set to graduate this winter. When Cannon was applying to college her senior year of high school, she said she applied to BC on a whim when she was offered a scholarship. “I arrived on campus and I immediately fell in love with the small campus and atmosphere that made me feel like I belonged,” Cannon said. Cannon said throughout her experience at BC she has discovered a love for the outdoors and the mountains that surround the school. She joined the psychology club, volunteered through BC Serves, sang in the concert choir, and wrote for the Clarion for a semester. “I’ve developed life long connections with both students, faculty and staff and [have been] given opportunities that I would never receive at a larger school.” Cannon said, “I’ve learned the true value of community, and how precious and vital it is to know about and protect the earth we live on.” This past summer, Cannon worked at a residential eating disorder center in Brevard and was introduced to the art of aerial yoga. “I was told I should apply, did so, and got the job. Throughout the summer I was involved with a lot of youth and I was able to make a difference, which was nice.” Cannon said, “I learned aerial yoga and was able to share it with others, I find it to be relaxing and meditative.” Aerial yoga is performed on any form of suspended material. Cannon said she can usually be seen on campus hanging from the trees in her teal hammock. “It’s easy to set up and get into. When I first started aerial yoga, it was out of my comfort zone but I quickly found myself loving it. I have always been really into yoga and this took it to a new level of concentration and meditation,” Cannon said. Cannon also spent three months in Costa Rica for her minor. She said throughout the three months, the students took various language and culture classes, and took day trips on the weekends to explore the surrounding country. For the last week, the students were able to become teachers as they interacted with local school children, teaching English. As Cannon spent more time immersed in the culture of Costa Rica, she found the Spanish language to become less of a challenge and more second nature. “Teaching Spanish and not really switching between English and Spanish was great, after about six weeks of being

Photo courtesy of BC Art Department

“Pompeii Passage” by Michael Voors

Photo courtesy of Ce’Ara Cannon

Cannon spent three months in Costa Rica for her minor, on weekends the students were able to go on excursions such as zip lining.

in Costa Rica, [Spanish] became much more accessible.” Cannon said, “Being in another country, you live a completely different life and really find your place in the world.” Cannon said there was a large culture divide between what she had known in the United States and what she experienced in Costa Rica. “Costa Ricans really value life, and we just don’t have a lot of people here who are like that. I found my place and purpose and for the first time in my life really enjoyed living and valued that knowledge,” Cannon said, “I know that sounds crazy, but I really found a connection to a new perspective on life and living to the fullest down there.” Cannon is currently in the six month long process of applying to the Peace Corps, with hopes to be placed in Nicaragua or Peru to teach English. “I want to work out of the country, which is a two-year commitment, but it will be worth it. I have plans to start a grassroots program that will make learning English as a second language much more accessible,” Cannon said, “Right now many of the kids don’t even know how to read their own language, so we’ll first have to break down that barrier but then I hope to really connect with them and help teach English.” After graduation, Cannon will work at a private practice psychotherapy office. Once the application process is complete, she will join the Peace Corps for the next two years and then she plans to apply to graduate school in Denver to study clinical psychology with a concentration in Latino psychology.

“Mindful Places” artists return for panel discussion Courtesy of BC Media Relations

The Brevard College Division of Fine Arts cordially invites the public to attend a panel discussion in connection with the exhibition, “Mindful Places,” which is currently installed in the Spiers Gallery of the Sims Art Center. The panel discussion begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. The three artists represented in the exhibition, David Davenport, Michael Voors, and Kelly Adams, will be in attendance to discuss their interest in and relationship to the idea of “a sense of place.” “Although common themes of place and connection to the land are present in the work of all three artists, each individual body of work approaches the visual response to both the idea and physical reality of place in distinctly different ways,” said to Bill Byers, Professor of Painting, Drawing and Photography at the College. “The exhibit is particularly notable for the range of representational modes employed and the diversity of technique and media utilized.” Davenport is a painter and graphic designer living the Durham, North Carolina, area, recently retired as the Department Head at Alamance Community College. Voors is a long-time Professor of Art at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and teaches drawing and printmaking. Adams is an Associate Professor of Art at East Carolina University and teaches drawing and painting. All of the artists have exhibited their work extensively in the region and beyond. The discussion will be moderated and a question-and-answer period will follow. Seating will be available and light refreshments will be provided.


E m pire or Rebels? Star Wars Battlefront earns mixed reviews Page 4

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By Jordan Laws

Contributor Star Wars Battlefront became available to players this month. Even though it’s long awaited, and highly anticipated release caused gamers to buy it out of impulse, reviews are mixed. Battlefront came out Nov. 17, and since then gamers have been flooding the lobbies of the PS4, XBONE, and PC’s. Not all of the reviews of Battlefront have been good. The standard edition of Battlefront is $59.99. With that you get the Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust maps; Barth Vader, Boba Fett, Emperor Palpatine, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo as playable Heroes; and you get the free Battle of Jakku DLC (which takes place 29 years before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, according to the official EA trailer).

The Deluxe Edition of Battlefront is $69.99 and you get more damage with the Ion Grenade, target locking with the Ion Torpedo, the DL-44 blaster that Han Solo uses, and a couple of extra emotes for your character to display, according to The Season Pass is an additional $49.99 but includes a whole game’s worth of additions that make it a rewarding purchase; however, Erik Kain, contributor for Forbes Games, thinks it’s not a justifiable purchase. “Expecting gamers to dish out over $110 just to get enough content to make [Battlefront] worth its $60 price-tag in the first place is pretty ridiculous,” Kain said in his article. “Especially with no single-player campaign, I can only recommend players wait for a Game of the Year

Syrian refugees should be welcomed By Alex Laifer

Staff Writer Following the terrorist attacks in Paris that were initiated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or ISIS, the governors of 31 states have announced that their state won’t accept Syrian refugees. This is not only wrong, it is unlawful. Supreme Court cases have made clear that only the federal government has power over foreign affairs. The Syrian Civil War began in 2011 after President Bashar al-Assad used violence in an attempt to eliminate peaceful protests of his regime. While Assad remains in power, he has lost control over parts of Syria. ISIS has gained control in many of these parts and is even worse than al-Assad. In the midst of this, over 12 million Syrians have been displaced. They are not coming to the United States to cause terrorism, but to escape it. The United Nations recommended that the United States accept 65,000 Syrian refugees each year. The US has accepted only about 1,600 refugees. In September, President Obama announced that the United States will accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. This remains a small number, but is not as bad as slamming the door on refugees. Opponents of accepting Syrian refugees cite security as a reason. Refugees have already suffered a long and arduous screening process, and it can take up to two years for the refugees to be admitted to the United States.

They are screened by multiple agencies, including the FBI Terrorist Screening Center, National Counterrorism Center, Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security. Applicants are required to have an in-person interview with a USCIS agent. The biometric data of the individuals are collected. Additionally, of the 742,000 refugees resettled in the United States since 9/11, only two had ties to terrorism in Iraq and are now serving life sentences in prison. It would be embarrassing for a country that once took the lead in accepting refugees to stop accepting them. After World War II, the US accepted 400,000 refugees who were displaced as a result of the Holocaust. When Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba, the US accepted 65,000 Cuban refugees. At the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975, the US accepted a total of 120,000 Vietnamese refugees. 10,000 is a very small number, and the US should be debating accepting more refugees instead of none. As a part of the United Nations’, the US has an obligation to protect refugees under the Conventions and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. The Syrian Civil War is the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. People are being displaced from their homes, have no medical supplies, face food and water shortages, and when left with nothing, are being recruited by terrorists, such as ISIS. The United States should take the example of France, do our part in the midst of crisis.

edition with a hefty price drop.” True, spending $110 for a game and its DLC is “pretty ridiculous” but what Kain fails to mention is that the developers never intended this game to have a campaign in the first place. Despite this, what’s included in the Season Pass is $50 worth of content. If gamers buy the Season pass they get 4 expansion packs; over 20 new weapons, vehicles, and Star Cards, 4 more Heroes to play as, 16 maps; and 4 more multiplayer modes. This certainly sounds like $50 worth of content, but EA and DICE haven’t released any information about the maps, weapons, heroes, or modes. Even though Battlefront is receiving some heat from contributors like Kain, the game is still unbelievably fun to play. The graphics are some of the industry’s best and it doesn’t take long to get in the flow of multiplayer gameplay. The graphics are so good that it brings a tear to my eye because I’ve never played a game this beautiful. The environments are so rich with color, ambient light, and sounds that you become immersed in the world. It more than a game; it’s an experience. Sure, there’s not a campaign that follows a particular character experiencing this world in a specific way, but Battlefront does have famous battles that players can reenact with their friends online or in split-screen; which is rare because split-screen is being removed from most games of this generation. Gamers can play Battlefront like a FPS or they can play it through the third person perspective like an RPG. This breaks up the monotony a bit when you spend an afternoon (let’s be honest, a day) playing Battlefront instead of doing homework. If the perspective change doesn’t freshen the gameplay up then the different maps and game modes will. There are four different maps that are used for nine different modes. The odds are in the gamers’ favor. In Supremacy, players take either the Empire’s or Rebel’s side in a 20 on 20 death match to see who’s force is stronger. In Cargo, Storm Troopers and Rebels attempt to steal each other’s cargo and whichever team steals it the most wins. Droid Run makes players capture moving droids that they have to maintain control of while capturing the other two droids on the map. See ‘Star Wars’ page 5


A triumphant end to the franchise Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 December 2, 2015 | The Clarion

By Michael Heiskell

Contributor Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 delivers a rough but ultimately rewarding ending to the massive YA film franchise. It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but competent in enough categories to make it a must see. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) continues her rebellion against the Capitol and their reign over the people. Seen as a hero for her role in the Hunger Games, she is thrust into a leadership role, willing or no. Katniss and her comrades, along with the now unstable Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), march onwards to the Capitol to stop President Snow (Donald Sutherland) no matter what the sacrifice. This is a massive franchise, no doubt about that. So it’s no surprise that the finale would go out with a bang. Director Francis Lawrence once again has absolutely captured the feeling of dread and overwhelming odds that the books had and translated it into the film. Much of

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the credit, however, can be given to the star, Jennifer Lawrence. She carries the film on her back and has since her star role in the first film. It’s interesting seeing her character’s journey and how it can compare to her rise to fame throughout the franchise. This film is dreary, let’s be honest. Not to spoil anything, but don’t hold onto the notion of a happy ending. The franchise has always had a dim light but it grew ever dimmer as the franchise progressed. This isn’t a bad thing at all, in fact I think it shows a lot of courage to handle the franchise the way they did. I’m sure there are a lot of upset teens with the ending out there, but as for the rest of us the ending sits just fine. Grim but rewarding. Overall, I thought this film was very entertaining with enough character development and strong writing to propel it towards a passing grade. I would give this film a 4 out of 5 and recommend it to anyone who has followed the franchise to this point.

Surviving hell week Star Wars by Andrew Gunnin

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Walker Assault puts players in Y-Wing bombers to take down AT-AT’s or in AT-AT’s to destroy the Y-Wing’s. Blast is a pure deathmatch mode where 10 Rebels and 10 Imperials shoot each other until one team has the winning score. Drop Zone is an eight versus eight mode where escape pods fall from the sky, land on the map, and your team either has to secure or capture the pod to score. Heroes vs Villains is a classic. In this mode one player is a Hero and they help their team demolish the opposing force with their own Villain. Lastly, Hero Hunt places one character as the Hero while all the other players hunt them down. The catch? Once you kill the Hero you become the Hero. Battlefront is widely criticized for not including a campaign and for not including enough content to justify its $60 price tag but as you can see there’s plenty to do even if you stick with the basic game. I’m definitely going to buy the Season Pass when I get the money, and I’ve been playing the game non-stop since I bought it. Never once did it feel stale or old or unenjoyable. My only question is: do I side with the Empire or Rebels?

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No break for women’s basketball


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December 2, 2015

BC Lady Tornados fall three times over Thanksgiving By Courtney Sharp

Staff Writer BC’s women’s basketball team played their first South Atlantic Conference match of the season against the Tusculum Pioneers on Nov. 24, eventually losing the match 45-63. Despite a strong showing in the game, this result drops the Tornados down to 0-3 in the season, and 0-1 in SAC play. The Tornados scored the opening points with the help of junior Lynsey Crisp and sophomore Whitney DeMoss. Both put 10 points on the board for the team, with nine rebounds provided by Wolfe. Senior Hadara Bannister led the Tornados with five assists and one steal. The Pioneers created a four point separation to give them an 8-4 lead. The Tornados answered with a 5-0 run from Crisp and three points from the free throw line from Bannister. However, the Pioneers ended this spree with an 8-0 run. Junior Madison Lenox assisted the Tornados by raising the score 24-12. Sophomore Kelsie Rhyne ended the Pioneer’s four point run on the half with a triple and a free throw. Although the Tornados fought to obtain their first season win, they have yet to do so. In their first meeting with East Tennessee State University Buccaneers on Nov. 21, the Tornados had a strong showing by Crisp, Bannister, and Lenox. Despite their efforts, the team fell to a 69-46 loss. In their third exhibition match, the Tornados faced the Presbyterian College Blue Hose on Nov. 25. DeMoss finished with 16 points and a game-high nine boards, deeming her the team’s top performer of the game. The forward helped the Tornados gain a 26-24 advantage against the opposing team. Crisp and DeMoss provided the team with a 20-13 advantage after consecutive perfect feeds in the second period. The Blue Hose countered and left the Tornados defeated with a final score of 70-53 The Tornados are taking a hiatus from the court until their meet up with the Winston-Salem State University Rams on Dec. 2. The next home match is scheduled for Dec. 5 against the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears.

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Miles Leathers, number 5, brings the ball back down the court during BC’s exhibition game at Auburn.

Tornados fall despite career night from Leathers By Randall Stewart

Athletic Media Relations Director A 15-foot jumper by Lees-McRae’s Lepreece Lynch with 1.8 seconds to play spoiled a comeback attempt for the ages by Brevard, lifting the visiting Bobcats to an 84-83 victory. Lynch took the inbound pass from Darius Malbon on the left wing, dribbled three times to his right, and lifted a shot a step to the left of the center of the free throw line. The seventh lead change of the game would be the last, as the Lees-McRae (3-5) victory was preserved when Brevard’s (0-5) final heave from beyond half court ricocheted off a light fixture and fell harmlessly to the floor. A basket by Demarcus Threatt gave Brevard the lead after trailing by as many as 19 points and forced the Bobcats to make a final play. Threatt, who scored 26 points and dished out a career-high four assists, slashed through the lane and was met by a host of taller defenders. Threatt’s attempt kissed high off the glass as he fell away on the right side of the basket, giving Brevard a one-point advantage with 9.7 seconds to play. The Tornados would not have been in position to win without the efforts of Miles Leathers, who ended the evening tied for sixth on Brevard’s single-game scoring list with a career-high 33 points. The senior forward went 11-for-23 from the field and knocked down three triples while finishing one rebound shy of a double-double. Leathers and Threatt combined for 59 points on 21-for-44 shooting. Alex Moe had a strong

contribution as well, notching his second double-double in four games with a 14-point, 10-rebound performance in just 26 minutes, including 12 points and eight rebounds in the second half alone. The Tornados erased a deficit that swelled to 19 points with 2:41 to play in the first half to set up the game’s thrilling final moments. Brevard ended the first half on a 13-4 run, then benefitted from a technical foul shot and a Moe three-pointer to trim the lead to 45-39 early in the first minute of the second half. Lees-McRae upped its lead back to 14 points on a Lynch triple with 8:35 to play before Brevard’s best sequence of the evening. Threatt knocked down a pair of free throws, but Moe was fouled while jockeying for position for a potential rebound on the second attempt. The resulting foul sent Moe to the line for two shots, and the senior center was true on both attempts before making another free throw after a technical foul against the Bobcats’ bench moments later to trim the lead to nine. Brevard would go on to make five of its next eight field goal attempts while holding LeesMcRae scoreless on nine of ten possessions, scoring the first 15 points in an eventual 17-1 run that saw a 68-54 deficit turn into a 71-69 lead over a span of 3:52. The teams deadlocked three times down the stretch before the stage was set for Lynch’s heroics on the final sequence. The Tornados will look to notch their first win of the season on Wednesday with a trip to North Georgia. Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.