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Library holds program on plagiarism for Academic Integrity Week

Dustin Kiggins, Staff Writer

In recognition of Academic Integrity Week on Wednesday, librarians from Ethel K. Library presented students with tips on how to avoid plagiarism when doing research and writing papers for class and future careers.

The presenters showed examples to students on plagiarism in music to see if the students understood the difference between what was and wasn’t plagiarized. This was so they had an idea of what to look for when presented with a written work.

“Music is different because there are only a few beat patterns that are used a lot,” said Amee Odem, a Wingate librarian. “If you are doing a parody of a song that is fine but if you want to use someone else’s song in part or entirely you must ask for permission first and pay royalties.”

The ability to properly cite other works when writing is important because it gives proper credit to the author of the original work.

“You need to treat citations as a conversation that you’re having with others,” said Kevin Winchester, director of the writing center. “When you cite works and then write your own you are joining the conversation and then contributing to it by writing your own  that will one day be cited as a source in another work.”

With citations you can also trace back the history of cited works and find things that you may have never seen before.

“Citation chaining is a neat trick where you can jump from one work to the next just by following their works cited sources,” Winchester said. “I’ve spent hours just going through other works to see all of the other works that someone else already cited.”

In order to emphasize the importance of citing, the presenters told several stories about people who didn’t properly cite their works and it ended their career. Odom told the story of Joseph Netti and Anil Potti who fabricated research data collected during their cancer study.

“The cancer society had funded their project at Duke University and they were fabricating data,” Odom said. “They were conducting studies with data that wasn’t properly verified and cited which was a problem since they were conducting studies on patients.”

This led to Duke University and the researchers to lose all scientific credibility that they once had. “Use this as an example as to what can happen if you don’t use proper citation methods.” Winchester chimed in.

The presenters advised students that changing one word in a portion of a work or using outside sources need to be cited.

“If you use anything from another work that is a direct quote, summary or paraphrase you need to cite it,” Winchester said. “There needs to be a path of search results showing you cited your work properly. The best thing to do is to keep a running citation of all the works you used in a paper,” Winchester said, “along with a bibliography of all the sources that you may have considered to ensure you aren’t plagiarizing.”
A representative of the honor council noted that when it comes to plagiarism, ignorance isn’t bliss.

Photo Source: Al Young

Edited by: Brea Childs

Wingate’s Vanisha Wilshire who became 2nd in the nation for High Jump

Tariah Harrell, Staff Writer

This week’s Spotlight of the Week is sophomore high jumper Vanisha Wilshire from Wingate’s Women’s Track and Field. Vanisha shared a few of her favorite things with us and talked about how she feels about the season thus far.

What is your favorite color(s)? :Blue and Pink

What is your lucky number?: 13

What is your favorite food? : Pizza

If you can travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why? Egypt because I would love to see the pyramids in person.

When did you start doing track? In the seventh grade for fun; still is!

If you could meet any celebrity, who would you want to meet and why?: Allyson Felix. She is one of the best female runners out right now. She’s truly amazing to watch.

Who is your favorite rapper/singer?: Beyonce, DUH!

What is your favorite fruit?: Peaches

The real questions:

How does it feel to be a two-time All-American for WUTF?: It’s cool and all. I worked hard and I am glad of my success thus far.

How did you feel when you came in second in the nation in high jump at the NCAA Division II Indoor Nationals? I was shocked, it was the last thing I expected because I came in at such a low rank and to end up second in the nation is such a great feeling. Nobody was expecting that. I showed up ready to compete and it showed.

How do you think outdoor season is going for the team? Pretty good. Some of my teammates are improving every meet and giving 110% every day on the track.

How do you feel about conference coming up in just two weeks? What is your outlook on it? I feel confident that everyone will give it their all and leave it on the track. I would not be shocked if we were first on both sides because we have been working so hard. Last year, we were so close on both sides. So this year, we know that we don’t want to have the feelings as before.

What gets you motivated for meets? The competition. Seeing others out there on the track being the best they can be motivates me to be at my best as well. I try to stay to myself because I do believe that people can change the energy/vibe that you are in and I do not want any distractions.

This weekend, the Bulldogs will be competing at Johnson C. Smith on April 8th, 2017.

Photo source: Wingate University Athletics

Edited by: Brea Childs

Is the Freshman 15 a Myth or a Reality?

Kendall Sienon, Staff Writer

Wingate, N.C. — Going into college, people are warned relentlessly about the potential of the dreaded freshman 15. During freshman orientation, they bring up the possibility of weight gain and how to combat it. All over social media, there are countless articles on tips on how to avoid gaining weight in college. But how prevalent is this claim?

Moving from your hometown into college is a big transition. You’re in a new environment with new people. The food is different and there is temptation to go out to eat with friends especially late at night. A lot of times exercise seems to be the last thing on the list to do.

Senior Lauren Register says the freshman 15 is normal. “The body has a difficult time adapting to the new living arrangements,” Lauren states. Lauren noticed significant weight gain her freshman year. “My eating choices weren’t the best and the food offered at school aren’t always the healthiest.” Throughout college, Lauren has learned to eat healthier and workout regularly to avoid any significant weight gain.

Although working out and being active may not be the only solution to avoid weight gain. Freshman Sierra Street on the Women’s Lacrosse Team noticed weight gain because of the heavy lifting and increased appetite. “I feel like I am in shape,” Street states, “being an athlete has helped me maintain weight but if you eat the right things, you’ll gain muscle mass and that’s not always a bad thing.”

However, males are equally as affected by this potential increased weight gain in the first year . Junior Chris Birozes noticed weight gain among his non-athlete, male friends here at school and from home.

Although he is an athlete and didn’t notice weight gain for himself, he believes there is strong correlation between weight gain and time management. “I think the freshman 15 comes when there is no balance between school, friends, working out, sleeping and extra curriculars,” said Birozes.

Die Reich, Director of Campus Recreation, suggests that students remain active throughout their college career. She strongly suggests taking advantage of the Campus Recreation’s programs and services and the new fitness center.

Furthermore, poor eating and portion size can definetly affect lots of students. “Portion size can be the biggest culprit in weight gain,” says Reich. She suggests writing down what you eat and if possible how much. By using fitness trackers like My Fitness Pal, it can give you nutritional information, calories, and other important information on fitness and healthy eating.

The dreaded freshman 15 may be prevalent on campuses all over the country but there are ways to combat it through healthy eating, exercise and being aware of the risk.

Photo source: Google images

Edited by: Brea Childs

Senior Graduation List for May 2017

Bachelor of Arts

Vincent Aiello Centereach, NY

Criminal Justice

 

Kristie L. Begley Indian Trail, NC

Psychology

 

Kaitlyn Brunworth Littleton, CO

Biology

 

Joseph S. Carter Durham, NC

Management

 

Devontae Alonza Cash* Chesterfield, SC

Music

 

Jennifer Michelle Earp Traphill, NC

English

 

Arte Michael Elliott Monroe, NC

Music

 

Jennifer Andrea Escalante Charlotte, NC

Psychology and Criminal Justice

 

Anthony Johan Thomas Gaudin* Orleans, France

Political Science

 

Austin Bailey Greeson Burlington, NC

Religious Studies

 

Emma Meaghan Hatfield* Hickory, NC

Communication Studies

 

Ronald Carl James, Jr. Rockingham, NC

Religious Studies

 

Alexandra Grayson King Cary, NC

Communication Studies

 

Zachary Ross Lewis Hickory, NC

History

 

 

Keyua Nicole McElveen Lexington, NC

Communication Studies

 

Russell Wesley Moore China Grove, NC

Music Performance

 

Jose Giuseppe Ramirez Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Steven Blake Ramsey Monroe, NC

History

 

Sophia Christine Rinkert Mooresville, NC

English Education

 

Hope Courtney Rogers Asheville, NC

Communication Studies

 

Callum Joseph Ross Newcastle, England

Communication Studies

 

Yansi Gabriela Salinas Almendarez Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Tyler Charles Schofer Graham, NC

Communication Studies

 

Andrea C. Ternera Cardona Bogotá, Colombia

Management

 

Sarah Luise Towner Gastonia, NC

Music Performance

 

Athanette Mari Tucker Greensboro, NC

Psychology

 

Ryan Vogrig Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Marketing

 

Dayshawn Andre Welch Bronx, NY

Psychology

 

Precina Noelle Williams Monroe, NC

Biology

 

Bachelor of Music Education

Bethany Dycus Bonner Apex, NC

Keegan Laine Brittain Hickory, NC

Mica Elise Cline Apex, NC

Isaiah Stephon Cornelius Salisbury, NC

Erin Lindsey Davis Winston Salem, NC

Grant Andrews Logan Hickory, NC

Taylor Marie McNure Shelby, NC

 

Bachelor of Science

Justice Luke Aheron Stoneville, NC

Accounting

 

Kira Nicole Aiken Concord, NC

History

 

Katelynne Lorine Anderson Marietta, OH

Criminal Justice

 

Olivia Anderson Raleigh, NC

Biology 3+1

 

Emily Caroline Andrew Albemarle, NC

Communication Studies

 

Brittany Ann Andrews* Bel Air, MD

Exercise Science

 

Nicholas Paul Anta Hope Mills, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Tyler Antram Brooklin, Ontario, Canada

Marketing

 

Viktoria Arkhipova Severskm, Tomsk Region, Russia

Marketing

 

Brennan William Asplen, IV St. Augustine, FL

Sport Management

 

Christopher Allen Austin Granite Falls, NC

Chemistry

 

 

Courtney Jean Bailey Waxhaw, NC

Communication Studies

 

Caleb Madison Baird Kinston, NC

Psychology

 

Sarah Elizabeth Lee Ballard Lincolnton, NC

Chemistry-Business

 

Anderson Bannister Wingate, NC

Middle Grades Education

 

Hailee Reanne Barbarits Wheelersburg, OH

Management

 

Taylor Ann Bates Peachland, NC

Accounting

 

Mackenzie Frasier Battle* Greenville, SC

Sport Management

 

Kellie Lynne Belk Monroe, NC

Psychology

 

Timothy J. Bell China Grove, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Jazmyne Nicole Blanding Charlotte, NC

Chemistry

 

Lauren Kaylee Bostick Gastonia, NC

Elementary Education

 

Brandon Ray Bowles Indian Trail, NC

Sport Management

 

Samantha Kaye Boyd Gales Ferry, CT

Health & Physical Education

 

Mary Catherine Boylin Wadesboro, NC

Management

 

Andrew James Brattain Red Cross, NC

Exercise Science

 

Elizabeth Kaitlyn Brizendine Indian Trail, NC

Mathematics

 

Zachary Lee Broadaway Oakboro, NC

Accounting

 

Alisha Jean Brooks Frankfurt, Germany

History

 

Erin Taylor Brooks Hilliard, OH

Finance

 

Sterling Brooks Greensboro, NC

Health & Physical Education

 

Kevin Burnett Morganton, NC

Finance

 

George Stuart Cabell Cantrell Walhalla, SC

Middle Grades Education

 

Ashly Tabytha Cassaro Wernersville, PA

Business Mathematics

 

Diego Ygor Alonso Castillo-Navarro Callao, Peru

Finance

 

Lori Leigh Caudle Lexington, NC

Human Services

 

Taylor Brooke Chandler Clemmons, NC

Athletic Training

 

Anna Elizabeth Clapsaddle Raleigh, NC

Mathematics

 

Desmond Clark Raeford, NC

Political Science

 

Max Olivier Cleophat

Criminal Justice

 

Katie Cofer Salisbury, NC

Psychology

 

 

Michael John Connor Stockport Cheshire, England

Criminal Justice

 

Caitlin Marie Coughlin Cochranville, PA

Marketing

 

Anthony Matthew Crisera Silver Springs, FL

Accounting

 

Dylan JWA Cronauer Swansboro, NC

Biology

 

Lucas Cuadros Buga, Colombia

Marketing

 

Isiah De’san Cureton Waxhaw, NC

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Deondre J. Davis Charlotte, NC

Psychology

 

Paulena Marie Dempsey Jarrettsville, MD

Psychology

 

Patrick J. Derenda Manassas, VA

Management

 

Dallas Cameron DeSalvo Winston Salem, NC

Biology

 

Katelyn Joy DeVane Lillington, NC

Mathematics and Community & Commercial Recreation

 

Alexander James Dewalt* Charlotte, NC

Human Services

 

Ryan Martez Dilworth Indian Trail, NC

Sport Management

 

Alexis Ann Divelbiss* Pueblo, CO

Marketing

 

Joshua Alexander Dominguez Matthews, NC

Communication Studies

Brandon Vincent Donahue Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

James Frank Doolittle III Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Misty Suzanne Doran* Century, FL

Exercise Science

 

Brandon Xavier Dorsey Myrtle Beach, SC

Criminal Justice

 

Chelsey Kierra Dorsey Rock Hill, SC

Elementary Education

 

Jenna Katherine Dotson Forest City, NC

Biology

 

Anthanee Patrick Doyle Holly Springs, NC

Communication Studies

 

Elliott Tyler Draughn* Dobson, NC

Biology

 

Timothy Lee Drye Salisbury, NC

Sport Management

 

Quinn Olivia Duty Cartersville, VA

Political Science

 

Verricchia Casino Eatmon II Jacksonville, NC

Criminal Justice and Music

 

Maeghan Brooke Edwards Southern Pines, NC

Elementary Education

 

Taylor Nichole Edwards Harrisburg, NC

Sociology

 

Samuel Efird Albemarle, NC

Chemistry Business

 

Martha Alexandria Elder Albemarle, NC

Biology

 

Ian Scott Fabian* Fountain Inn, SC

Math Education

 

Kerigan Ashton Farley* Hickory, NC

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Lan Felice Huntersville, NC

Biology

 

Øystein Fjeldberg Stavanger, Norway

Chemistry

 

Austin Flowe* Monroe, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Andre Foulks York, SC

History Education

 

Alison L. Frampton Pittsburgh, PA

Human Services

 

Nikisha Francis Wingate, NC

Psychology

 

Macy Franklin Conover, NC

Athletic Training

 

Luis Armando Fuentes Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Preston Marc Furr Monroe, NC

Communication Studies

 

Leyli Garryyeva Mary, Turkmenistan

Mathematics

 

Robert David Gay* Thomson, GA

Communication Studies

 

Brett Douglas Gibson Waxhaw, NC

Accounting

 

Rebecca Kate Gibson Rockingham, NC

Psychology

 

Rodney C. Gillis, Jr.  Brooklyn, NY

Mathematics

 

Matthew George Good Matthews, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Kayla Nicole Gregory Wadesboro, NC

Accounting

 

John Snyder Griffin III Concord, NC

Communication Studies

 

Terry Keith Griffin, Jr. Charlotte, NC

Finance

 

Delana N.  Grogan Mooresville, NC

Biology

 

Sara Elizabeth Gunter* Huntersville, NC

Communication Studies

 

Mikaela Katherine Hadaway Kettering OH

Psychology

 

Charles Eugene Hall IV Fletcher, NC

Biology 3+1

 

Sydney Leavens Hall* High Point, NC

Elementary Education

 

Hunter Andrew Hamilton Troy, NC

Sport Management

 

Katherine Leigh Hammer Midland, NC

Political Science

 

Bhumi Vimal Hardev Concord, NC

Communication Studies

 

Trae Alexander Harrell Wingate, NC

Sport Management

 

Morgan H. Harris Wingate, NC

Elementary Education

 

Zarron Jav’von Harvey Atlanta, GA

Management

 

Kasey Pamela Hayes* Monroe, NC

Elementary Education

 

Kevin Richard Hayes Knightdale, NC

Chemistry Business

 

Morgan Rachel Haynes Harrisburg, NC

Marketing

 

Janine Hazel Statesville, NC

Psychology

 

Jordan Russell Hennessee Easley, SC

Marketing

 

Sabrina Aliese Hepton Iron Station, NC

Athletic Training

 

Jennifer Vanessa Hernandez Charlotte, NC

Chemistry

 

Alexus Jordan Paige Hess Emmitsburg, MD

Management

 

Dustin Joseph Hickernell* Fleetwood, NC

Exercise Science

 

Ariel Elexis Hickerson Sanford, NC

Human Services

 

Ashley Marie Hinderer* Uniontown, OH

Exercise Science

 

Hannah Louise Holbrook Matthews, NC

Athletic Training

 

Jordan Taylor Yarbro Hollifield Kings Mountain, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Suzanne Frances Holman Orlando, FL

Psychology

 

Donald Verner Horn III* Mount Pleasant, NC

Mathematics

 

Heather Iris Horne Marshville, NC

Human Services

 

Kimberly N. Hubbard Monroe, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Hollie Nicole Hudson Hamlet, NC

Communication Studies

 

Jacob Allen Humerickhouse West Frankfort, IL

Criminal Justice

 

Nathan Eugene Huntley Indian Trail, NC

Management

 

Morgan Elizabeth Insel Plantation, FL

Criminal Justice

 

Francesca Necole James Bolton, NC

Psychology

 

Melissa Faith Jarrell King, NC

Psychology

 

Jonathan C. Jenkins Waxhaw, NC

Communication Studies

 

Alyssa Nicole Johnson San Jose, CA

Elementary Education

 

Brandon Antonio Johnson Salisbury, NC

Chemistry Business

 

Janna Claire Johnson Wake Forest, NC

Finance

 

Katie Margaret Danielle Johnson Pikeville, NC

Political Science

 

Whitney Nicole Johnson* Greensboro, NC

Political Science

 

JaShawn Tyrice Joyner Winston Salem, NC

Psychology

 

Leah Cohen Joyner Locust, NC

Communication Studies

 

Richard Aksel Juul Newcastle, England

Exercise Science

 

Erika Kaspersson Eslöv, Sweden

Marketing

 

Megan Ariel Katz Fort Mill, SC

Communication Studies

 

Laura Elizabeth Kearns Monroe, NC

Management and Human Services

 

Danyelle Marie Keenan Charlotte, NC

Environmental Biology

 

Sarah Anne Kelly Waxhaw, NC

Human Services

 

Ryan Andrew Kennedy Monroe, NC

Mathematics

 

Alexander Charles King* Cherryville, NC

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Casey E. King Washington, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Bailey Marie Kiser Wingate, NC

Reading Education

 

Leif-Henning Kluever Risum-Lindholm Schleswig-Holstein Germany

Finance

 

Jory J. Knight Marshville, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Olga Kosheleva Yekaterinburg, Russia

Psychology

 

Tanner Benjamin Kotch Butler, PA

Marketing

 

Joseph Kroeger Indian Trail, NC

Mathematics and Chemistry

 

Gabriel Sekou Kromah Brooklyn Center, MN

Communication Studies

 

Jonathan Laughton Beaufort, NC

Exercise Science

 

Sydney Lautzenheiser Cornelius, NC

Exercise Science

 

Jennifer Ann LeBlanc Geneseo, IL

Mathematics Education

 

Ashley Lauren Ledbetter Monroe, NC

Psychology

 

Elizabeth D. Letteer Monroe, NC

Accounting

 

Martha Lopez Monroe, NC

Biology

 

Richard Lawrence Lower III* Apex, NC

Communication Studies

 

Alexander Nathaniel Manzewitsch Stanfield, NC

Chemistry

 

Aysha Esfandiara Marshall* Charlotte, NC

Human Services

 

Hannah Leigh Martin Virginia Beach, VA

Psychology

 

Naomi Cynthia Matley Powell, OH

Exercise Science

 

Veronica Ann Matyjaszczyk Monroe, NC

Psychology

 

Hunter Scott McCorkle Charlotte, NC

Management

 

Trevor Lee McKenzie Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Mathematics

 

Adrian James McMiller, Jr.* Harrisonburg, VA

Biology

 

Charlie Alfonso McVay, Jr. Charlotte, NC

Sociology

 

Georgia Blair Melby Sanford, NC

Political Science

 

Rae Lynn Moore Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Juan Morales Gastonia, NC

Biology

 

Austin Murphy Orillia, Ontario Canada

Sport Management

 

Shelby Nassar Waxhaw, NC

Biology

 

Morgan Brooke Neher Sedalia, CO

Biology

 

Kristen Leigh Neitz Franklin, NC

Athletic Training

 

Alex Nelson Newcastle, England

Marketing

 

Alexander Elliott Norton Charlotte, NC

Management

 

Jacob Michael Ormerod Lake Mary, FL

Biology

 

Victoria Summer Parks Belmont, NC

Criminal Justice and Sociology

 

Sierra Parsons Toronto Ontario, Canada

Sociology

 

Anthony Lee-Ma Pate Wingate, NC

Elementary Education

 

Jamie Lynn Paul East Hartford, CT

Athletic Training

 

Taylor Nicole Paxton Troutman, NC

Athletic Training

 

Filippo Pezzoli Milan Lombardy, Italy

Finance

 

Chandler Alan Phillips Lutz, FL

Finance

 

Macy Lynn Phillips Cliffside, NC

Biology

 

Sloane Michelle Poindexter Tobaccoville, NC

Communication Studies

 

Adam James Preslar Albemarle, NC

Mathematics

 

Déjà Monét Prince Winston Salem, NC

Sociology

 

Matthew Ryan Quick Laurinburg, NC

Biology 3+1

 

Patrick Ryan Quinn Marietta, GA

Accounting

 

Karla Liliana Rangel Silva Charlotte, NC

Biology

 

Lauren Katie Register China Grove, NC

Accounting

 

Cassandra Jade Rhodes Rockingham, NC

Athletic Training

 

Andrew Wallace Rhyne Monroe, NC

Exercise Science

 

Suzanna Christine Ricard Greensboro, NC

Finance

 

Keith Manning Rivenbark Kannapolis, NC

Criminal Justice and Sociology

 

MarChavis Shaquille Rivers* Monroe, NC

Psychology

 

Susan Elaine Roets Laurinburg, NC

Human Services

 

Petter Mawad William Rophael Fort Mill, SC

Biology

 

Briona Rhenee Rushing Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Matthew Jeffrey Russell Monroe, NC

Business Mathematics

 

Abigail Ruth Saehler Iowa City, IA

Human Services

 

Anas Amadu Salifu Accra, Ghana

Chemistry Business

 

Michaela Sanchez de la Cruz Statesville, NC

Psychology

 

Robert Paul Serrano Matthews, NC

Management

 

Rebecca Leigh Shaw* Indian Trail, NC

Communication Studies

 

Amber Noel Shields Weddington, NC

Human Services

 

Kendall Shaw Sienon Woodstock, GA

Communication Studies

 

Aria Skye Smith Fremont, CA

Communication Studies

 

Courtney Allison Smith* Raeford, NC

Biology

 

Devin Ryan Smith* Wadesboro, NC

Management

 

Kaylah Ashley Smith Wingate, NC

Human Services

 

Maggie Victoria Smith Monroe, NC

Communication Studies

 

Olivia Kathryn Smith Chesapeake, VA

Athletic Training

 

Tyler Marie Smith Aiken, SC

Communication Studies

 

Eumika Quenyana Spaulding-Tillman Mint Hill, NC

Chemistry Business

 

Courtney Gayle Springer Albemarle, NC

Elementary Education

 

Lauren Mackenzie Starnes Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Daniel Francies Stueber Matthews, NC

Communication Studies

 

Laura Ann Swanson Plantation, FL

Finance

 

Alex Xavier Taylor Chesapeake, VA

Communication Studies

 

Bryson G. Taylor Charlotte, NC

Political Science

 

Megan Louise Taylor Cambridge, England

Psychology

 

Sophie A. Terry Willow Spring, NC

Marketing

 

Gabriel J. Thamm* Matthews, NC

Mathematics

 

Dwalla Lynise Thomas* Charlotte, NC

Psychology

 

Zuri Jendell Thomas Aberdeen, NC

Human Services

 

Richard Thomason Waynesville, NC

Marketng

 

Andrew Lee Thompson Charlotte, NC

Marketing

 

Austin Shane Thompson Monroe, NC

Environmental Biology

 

Destiny Marie Todd Fort Mill, SC

Biology

 

Alexandra Paige Tomlinson Raleigh, NC

Criminal Justice

 

Brenda Liz Torré Santiago Carolina, Puerto Rico

Human Services

 

Catherine Maureen Toste Raynham, MA

Biology

 

Shelby Lyn Tricoli Waynesville, NC

Finance

 

Kathryn Mary Noelle Trimble Shelby, NC

Accounting

 

Jacob Preston Troutman Aberdeen, NC

Chemistry and Mathematics

 

Jenna Christine Turner Waxhaw, NC

Communication Studies

 

Dessence Waddell* Pinehurst, NC

Exercise Science

 

Douglas Kassan Waddell, Jr. Tallahassee, FL

Management

 

Ashley Nicole Wadford Garner, NC

Human Services

 

Taylor Ann Walker Trinity, NC

Finance

 

Jacob McCoy Ward Marion, NC

Criminal Justice and Human Services

 

Tucker Stanton Warren Murfreesboro, NC

Accounting

 

Jared Todd Waters Mooresville, NC

Management

 

Jessika Stefani Weiss Macon, GA

Accounting

 

Megan Elizabeth Widener Monroe, NC

Community and Commercial Recreation

 

Jordan Shea Wilson Belmont, NC

Middle Grades Education

 

Joshua Patrick Wilson Middletown, DE

Criminal Justice

 

Tasha Karie Wilson Zionville, NC

Athletic Training

 

Linsey Leigh Winchester* Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Victoria Blake Winstead Roxboro, NC

Accounting

 

Trista Megan Yow Davidson, NC

Biology

 

Mehdi Zeraidi Brussels, Belgium

Finance

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Anna Jean Barbee Stanfield, NC

Logan Aleksandra Bounds Salisbury, NC

Heather Michelle Bowman Madison, NC

John Robert DeLuca Bahama, NC

Susannah LaPrairie Glaeser New Bern, NC

Chelsea Maria Grant Charlotte, NC

Jose Refugio Jauregui Monroe, NC

Claudia Alejandra Ochoa Tello Indian Trail, NC

Maureen Namuki Simiyu Kapenguria, Kenya

Elsy Luz Solis Rivera Wingate, NC

Kathryn Stewart Autryville, NC

Amber Lynnette Williams Sachse, TX

 

Bachelor of Liberal Studies

 

Thomas James Biggs Indian Trail, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Angela McCoy Bost Charlotte, NC

Human Services

 

Sylvia Denice Bostick* Fayetteville, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Lawanda McMiller Brown Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Barbara McCall Dement* Matthews, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Alyssa E. Edwards Flemington, NJ

Human Services & Organizational Communication and Management

 

Mary Nelson Edwards Monroe, NC

Organizational Communication and Management & Human Services

 

Zachary Thomas Evans* Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management & Human Services

 

 

Christopher Kinney Gray Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Tony L. James Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Janae Laury Seattle, WA

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Jennifer Louise Millmann Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Noemi Perkins Monroe, NC

Human Services

 

Monica Rivera-McCorkle* Charlotte, NC

Human Services

 

Aneiko R. Smith* Monroe, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Joseph Damien Wallace, II Fayetteville, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

 

Lanetta McBride White* Pageland, SC

Human Services & Organizational Communication and Management

 

David James Wilkins Charlotte, NC

Organizational Communication and Management

Edited by: Brea Childs

Eight countries showcased in W’International Program for the 2018 year

Andrew Elliot, Staff Writer

Last Wednesday night, in the Batte Center’s Recital Hall was where the Class of 2019’s W’International showcase took place. The place was filled with excitement and wonder as each professor revealed the different countries that students could go to.

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Photo by: Katie Williams during the W’International Camp Out

“We had over 150 students in attendance!” Said Ms. Jennifer Armentrout, the Director of International Programs. “The professors did a great job of showcasing their programs, and the student audience was very respectful and attentive to each presenter.” This year’s reveal consisted of eight trips; more than any other W’International reveal to date. The Triangle was able to attend the reveal on March 14 and see what trips are available for rising juniors next semester.

The first trip revealed was Dr. Patrick Young’s trip to The Netherlands; This trip includes the coursework of History. “This experience will provide students with insight into resiliency and mental toughness,” Said Dr. Young. “And how [The Dutch] aided those resisting the Nazis during World War II. Students will visit three important cities within the Netherlands: Rotterdam, The Hague,  and Amsterdam; each played a specific and major role for the Dutch during the Nazi occupation. This trip is set to take place in the 2018 Spring semester.

Next up was Dr. Melissa Fox’s trip to Costa Rica; This trip include the coursework of Biology. “Students will experience firsthand how this vast ecological system is supported by the varied climates found across [Costa Rica],” Said Dr. Fox, as she addressed the students on her trip. “As they hike through protected rainforest reserves to collect climate change data, explore the volcanic mountain ranges that provide the nation with renewable energy, encounter numerous exotic plants and animals in their natural habitats, and tour coffee plantations within the Central Valley that support the Costa Rican economy as a leading export.” This trip is set to set sail in the 2017 Fall semester.

Following that presentation was The Triangle’s own Dr. Keith Cannon, with his trip to London and Cambridge. “The BBC just stopped giving tours a year ago,” Said Dr. Cannon, as he explained the planned tour of the BBC during the trip to England. “I am still trying to find a ‘legal’ way to have a tour anyway (laughs).” This course will give students an overview of the past, present and future of Great Britain’s news media and its role in that country’s development into a world power. This trip is set to take place in the 2017 Fall semester.

After Dr. Cannon, was Dr. Jim Hastings and his trip to Malaysia and Singapore. “We will learn about the historic development of both countries,” Said Dr. Hastings, explaining what was planned for the course. “Especially the blend of cultures that has given each its distinctive contemporary identity.” Dr. Hastings plans on taking students to one of the temples to see what it is like. This is set to take place in the 2017 Fall semester as well.

Then came Dr. Luke Mill’s trip to Scotland and Northern England to learn more about the Vikings and their lifestyle. “We’ll look at the particular influence of the Vikings in England and learn how their fierce, illiterate paganism eventually mingled with a learned, and fairly docile, Anglo-Saxon Christianity.” Said Dr. Mills, explaining the plan for the course. According to the W’international reveal brochure, Dr. Mills plans on visiting some of the major Viking and Christian sites in Scotland and northern England, including Edinburgh and York, formerly a Viking city. This trip is set to take place in the 2018 Spring semester.

Aferwards, Dr. Erica Niland of the Biology Department took the floor to speak; She is taking students to Italy for her trip. “This course will focus on how tourism has impacted the economic development of family farms and sustainable agriculture in Italy,” Said Dr. Niland, explaining her plans for the course. “Aside from the cultural influences of the Italian cuisine, this seminar will focus on how true Italian cuisine concentrates on ingredients that have been grown locally.” The trip includes a trip to a local winery in Italy and will take place in the 2018 Spring Semester.

Dr. Sergio Castello of the Business Department came up next to speak about his trip. “I want to take you home” He said to the students. “I’m taking you to Barcelona, Spain.” According to the brochure, the students that take the seminar will study Catalonia’s culture from the perspective of language; Catalonia has its own language, Catalan. Students will also gain an understanding of the cultural dynamism and diversity of this development and the economic prospects going forward. “If you’re not a fan of the Barcelona soccer team now, you will be when you leave.” Said Dr. Castello.

Then, Dr. Dennis Harlow of the Political Science department concluded the night with the reveal of his trip to Germany and France. According to the brochure, The course’s purpose is to promote student understanding of how the present-day European Union works to integrate and unify Europe and provide a base for European economic development and competitiveness in global businesses. “We’re going to look into the benefits and consequences of Brexit for the EU.”

“I think we were really able to communicate the value of our programs and get students excited about the unique opportunity they have at Wingate to participate in an affordable experience abroad.” Said Ms. Armentrout. “The W’international experience is typically one of the best memories Wingate students have in their lives. I am honored to be a part of that.”

Edited by: Brea Childs

Track and field moves outdoors after record-breaking indoor season

Tariah Harrell, Staff Writer

Wingate University men and women’s indoor track and field season has closed and is now ready to begin the outdoor season. Meanwhile in indoors season, many records were broken along with many personal best.

Sophomore Isaiah Kyle (Morristown, TN), is currently sitting second in the nation in Division II in high jump with a height of 2.17 meters. Senior Olisa Obiefuna (Saugus, Mass.) ended the indoor regular season as 11th in the nation in triple jump, while junior Nate Patterson (Mauldin, S.C) will finish 18th.

Over on the women’s side,  there is a pretty good chance of being 2017 SAC outdoor champions this season, because Wingate has a strong team this year. Freshman Tarah Young (Albany, Ga) has made a significant impact on the team. Since coming to Wingate, Young has broken the indoor 200 meter dash record (24.74) along with the 400 meters dash (56.47) records.

According to the NCAA DII indoor national standings, Young finished the regular season as 43rd in the nation for the 200 meter dash and became 39th in the nation in the 400 meter dash. She has set high expectations for herself.

Also on the women’s side, Vanisha Wilshire (Louisburg, N.C.) who has been battling with minor injuries this indoor season finished the regular season as 16th in the nation in women’s high jump with a height of 1.70 meters and 35th in the nation in long jump.

“Indoor season has been one for the books,” head coach Travis LeFlore said. “We are ending the indoor season on a great note and taking some athletes to nationals and we are looking forward to the outdoor season. The team (men and women) have been working hard over the last few months and improving in the weight room and on the track; I could not be more excited to see what this outdoor season brings us. We have a very strong and tough group this year and we expecting to do some great things, maybe even bring home the SAC Championship title on both sides”.

The NCAA selection list will come out Tuesday, February 28th to show which athletes will compete in the Division II National Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama on March 9-11th. The Wingate University’s track and field men and women’s team will head to the Charlotte 49ers Classic for their outdoor season opener on March 17-18th, 2017.

Photo source: Wingate University Atheletics

Edited By: Brea Childs

Introducing the Batte Center’s new Technical Director

Andrew Elliot, Staff Writer

The Batte Center’s new Technical Director is a man of music and experience. Mr. Chandler Solomon comes from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte to take charge. “I chose Wingate because it offered me a way to develop my professional skills.” The Triangle was able to catch up with Mr. Solomon and ask a few questions.

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From a suburb in Atlanta, GA; his childhood was full of memories with his parents. “I have had many influences over the years; and my parents have been a large one,” said Solomon, “They taught me to always work hard and be a good person.”

Mr. Solomon’s parents have also played a role in his early academics as well. “I played a lot of sports as I grew up, even if I wasn’t always the best at them,” said Solomon, regarding his early school years. “I played baseball, soccer, and basketball when I was younger. Then played football and track & field when I got to middle school and high school. [My parents] were at every event that they could possibly be at; Educational or Sports related. [My parents] made sure that I achieved as much as I could ever wish to. I finished high school with a 4.3 GPA, a member of the National Honors Society, the National Technical Honors Society, the Beta Club, and had Varsity letters in Football and Track (throwing both shot-put and discus).”

One thing that really stuck Mr. Solomon’s imagination is the arts. “I got into the arts by making my own music. It was something that interested me from a younger age;” said Solomon. “I made (and still make to this day) hip-hop music.”

His music career all started with the help of a friend. “The move into music was pushed by a guy I knew from Canada; His name was Brennan Comis,” said Solomon. “He inspired me to get into music, from making my mixes to just learning how to become more creative.” Brennan, unfortunately committed suicide in February 2014.

His college career was also influenced by his interest in the arts. “I started my college career fresh out of high school by going to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. I wanted to originally major in Advertising and then changed to Graphics Arts and Imaging Technology. I did not finish a degree there, however.  I moved back home [High Point, NC at that time] and started at Guilford Technical Community College. I originally started with the intentions of Network Operating Systems, but did not like that much either. So I changed up again because I really was enjoying the recording process for my own music,” said Solomon.

Before Wingate, Mr. Solomon was the Technology Support Technician in Halton Arena at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. “I was very happy at UNC Charlotte previously. Working closely with the students and the environment that we had cultivated in my two years there,” said Solomon. Then the spot for technical director at Wingate University opened a few months later.

“I was not looking for a job just yet,” said Solomon, regarding the spot opening at Wingate. “But the position at Wingate dropped in my lap by chance. I was recommended the job by the theatre director at the place where my internship was back in 2014; He recommended me the job and recommended me to my current boss.”

When Mr. Solomon is not setting up performances or events that are going to take place in the Batte Center, which can include specific needs that are required for the event, or in meetings, He enjoys making music on the side, recording, and mixing for other artists that come to him with their needs.

He also enjoys some light gaming on his PC and Xbox One, staying current with developing trends in his field of work. “I have a passion to be the best TD that I can. Whether it’s long hours or some slower days. I always want to push myself and always want to learn.” But what he really enjoys, is spending time with his wife-to-be, Autumn. “She was a huge push for me to go after the job at Wingate,” said Solomon. “Thinking of our future together was one of the bigger pushes for me to accept this position.”

Edited by: Brea Childs