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Editorial:
Editor-in-Chief
Dylan Lepore
dlepore1@radford.edu
Managing Editor
Ida Domingo
CONTENTS
idomingo1@radford.edu
News Editor
Ida Domingo
NEWS + CULTURE + THE TEA + SPORTS
The Tea Editor
Jennifer Bennett
jbennett49@radford.edu
Sports Editor 04 COMING SOON: NATIONAL
Davis Byrd
dbyrd16@radford.edu
GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER
Staff Writers: Jeremy Moser, Zach
Potter, Evan Mason, Tyler Martin, 05 INTERNATIONAL BANQUET COMING
Nay-Quan Bryan, Brian Angus, Lucas
Carr, Devin Stubbs, Chad Boxley, TO RADFORD
Ola Elshaar, and Dustin Staples
(weather) Radford’s international students bring the global community
together on campus with the 28th annual international
Photography and Advertising: banquet. The event showcases diverse people, cultures ...
Photography Manager
Hailey Scherer
hscherer1@radford.edu -- RU A POET
Staff Photographers: Chad Boxley, If you are interested in writing stories or poetry at Radford
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SMADs Manager enter! The first contest is the Nan Lacy Poetry Chapbook Contest
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ABOUT US
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per week and is distributed at more
than 26 locations on the RU campus.
The Tartan is always looking into 08 HOW TO GET INVOLVED ON
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On Tuesday, Feb. 26 both men’s and women’s tennis faced off
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Tartan reserves the right to address,
explore and delve into issues that
affect the university student body
07 the first time since the 2011-12 season that the men have held a
6-1 record. The women’s tennis team prevailed, winning 6-1
with their third straight win. Both teams competed at 2 pm ... 
TAKING TIME AWAY UNIVERSITY NAMES
and the surrounding area. EDITORIAL POLICIES:
FROM SCHOOL FIRST PRESIDENTIAL
Student Media After graduating from high FELLOW “Our Opinion” pieces are written collectively by members of
Advertising school in 2017, I decided The Tartan Editorial Board. The Editorial Board is comprised
Dr. Amy Rubens, Radford
P.O. Box 6895 of the editing staff, the Tea writers, and other Radford
to take a year off from University’s first University students.
Radford VA, 24142
540-831-6051
school, which is commonly Presidential Fellow, has big
called a gap year.  plans for her role for the These undergraduate and graduate students represent
multiple class levels and different political, cultural, ethnic,
2019 fall semester.  and religious backgrounds. Members may or may not belong
to a variety of student organizations. The Editorial Board is
open to all RU students who apply.

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University Names First Presidential Fellow


can collaborate with university including philosophy, English, believes this minor is a “natural motivating me to explore and
B y J e r e m y M o s e r ‘19 leadership to work on projects. social work, and criminal justice. complement” to the to the in- pursue this endeavor.”
jmoser9@radford.edu The key thing Dr. Rubens “For instance, with a progress merger of Radford Dr. Rubens has been an
intends to implement during background in the health University and Jefferson College Assistant Professor of English
her fellowship is a new 15 humanities, a Political Science of Health Sciences. She thinks at Radford since 2015. During
credit Health and Humanities major who wants to work in that it “strengthens Radford’s her tenure, she has also served
undergraduate minor, which she rural development may better commitment to health and as the co-coordinator of the
thinks will help expand health understand health’s role in human services education,” and University’s Graduate Certificate
education beyond just the economic growth, while a that it does so in an “innovative in Professional Writing and
biological aspect. Criminal Justice major planning way.” as a faculty partner of the
“Health, illness, disability, to enter law enforcement may Dr. Rubens said, “It connects Virginia Governor’s School for
and caretaking cut across be better equipped to handle the clinical and allied health Humanities and Visual and
disciplines, and being encounters with offenders sciences with the liberal arts, Performing Arts.
knowledgeable in the cultural, who are dealing with addiction which have a long, rich history President Hemphill said
Photo Courtesy of RU Relations

socioeconomic, emotional, issues,” Dr. Rubens said. at Radford.” in an email, “Dr. Rubens has a
and political aspects of Dr. Rubens hopes the minor During her time in Martin proven track record at Radford
health--in addition to their will appeal to all students, Hall, she will also be assisting University and one that is
biological bases--can prepare regardless of discipline. the administration with other focused on teaching excellence
one for success in a variety of However, she says that students projects related to the merger. and student success.”
professional environments,” Dr. studying clinical health sciences Dr. Rubens added she was Faculty members interested

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r. Amy Rubens, Radford Rubens said in an interview with are the target audience for the “thrilled” when she found out in the Presidential Fellows
University’s first The Tartan. minor. she was accepted. program must be full-time
Presidential Fellow, has Dr. Rubens encourages the “However, if they are able “It is an honor to receive tenured or tenure-track.
big plans for her role for the study of health from a variety to take an elective or two, they this distinguished fellowship Applications must outline their
2019 fall semester. of perspectives to get a better should consider enrolling in opportunity, and I am very proposed projects and explain
The Presidential Fellows understanding of other people’s a course in the humanities, excited to work with President how they fit with the university’s
program, introduced by Radford points of view. social sciences, or visual and Hemphill and his leadership Strategic Plan.
President Brian Hemphill The minor will involve performing arts that might help team,” Dr. Rubens said in an The window for applications
last October, provides one of many classes that are already expand their understanding of email sent out to the Radford is between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1 of
Radford’s faculty members with offered within the College of the patient populations they campus. “I would like to also each year.
a temporary administrative Humanities and Behavioral want to work with,” Dr. Rubens thank Dr. Rosemary Guruswamy,
position and an office space in Sciences. The classes will come said. chair of Radford University’s
Martin Hall, with which they from several departments Additionally, Dr. Rubens Department of English, for

Coming Soon: National Geographic Photographer


documentary on orangutans in career. At 22-years-old, Frost doesn’t think he had what it situations to the interstate and
B y M a d i s o n B o lt the Borneo rainforests, ‘Person got the Young Explorers grant takes to be a photographer for being a driver, “Just because car
mbolt6@radford.edu of the Forest.’ from National Geographic to National Geographic. Frost crashes happen, doesn’t mean
Frost will be coming to go map caves in Central Africa, proved her wrong, not with you’re going to stop driving.”
Radford University on Mar. which jump-started him in his words, but instead, when he He did explain that the
25, invited by the Radford career today. got his first photo published in closest dangerous experience
Amazonian Research Expedition, The Young Explorers grant, the magazine, and she was his he’s had with an animal was
to give a speech. He will be on now called the Early Career editor. when he had an allergic reaction
Photo Courtesy of Trevor Frost | National Geographic

campus all day; however, his grant, is for college students that Frost gave the secret to to ants back when he was
speech will be at 5 p.m. want to get a start in a National how you should act when you mapping the caves of Central
Frost’s parents were Geographic field. “[The] really encounter a similar situation, Africa.
scientist’s and traveled a lot, exciting thing is that it’s been “You have to be very careful at The Center for Disease
having romantically met in the around for so long,” Frost your approach. If an editor or Prevention had warned them
Galapagos, which his mom was said, speaking about National anyone says you shouldn’t be a about bats that carried the
down there for a university Geographic. photographer or something else, Marburg virus in the exact caves
project. His parents ended up Frost continued stating, “It’s you can’t just stop.” they were mapping. Marburg is
sharing the same job where they a very respected institution, to Every job has its dangers, similar to Ebola. This warning

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aking a photo of tigers or met and later ended up getting be a part of that is very exciting. but as a wildlife photographer didn’t stop Frost from entering
leopards is dangerous, but engaged. It felt like I was joining a family, people would say the danger the caves, because he learned
according to Trevor Frost, Frost said that he grew not just getting a grant.” Frost would be the animals, but not you could only get it if the bats
the most dangerous interactions up with those stories and said that the most important according to Frost, “Yeah, not so pooped on you, in your eye, or
are humans. remembered at a young age thing about the grant was not often. The biggest danger isn’t mouth.
Trevor Frost is a wanting to travel. “It’s in the money but instead that it the wildlife, it has typically been Now Frost is currently
photographer and filmmaker my blood,” he stated. After opened doors to meet people humans and the cities, but you working on his first independent
who focuses on the human graduating from his hometown’s who have accomplished things. run into plenty of things.” book about human interactions
relationship with wildlife and college of VCU, he ended up As Frost continued his Frost recalled the time he with snakes. Whether it be
nature. He had works published being a backpacker. career, he had support from went to Lebanon, Iran and when revering them, hating them,
in Wired, National Geographic, Even after all those family and friends. When he he went to Syria in 2008 and killing them, keeping them as
and The Washington Post. backpacking trips, he felt like first started working with how he had an extraordinary pets, etc. Frost expects to be a
Frost’s film experience he was just traveling, not really National Geographic as a film- experience. “None of its really three- or four-year-long project.
includes half a dozen tv getting anything out of it, so he maker, he worked with an any different than in the U.S,”
documentaries and a short took the first step to start his editor that told him that she he explained. He compared the
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Arts and Entertainment in Radford

International Banquet Coming to Radford


students are involved in every
B y C o ry H i g g s step along the way. Ever since
chiggs1@radford.edu its beginning, the event has
focused on infusing the cultures

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adford’s international from aboard into the culture
students bring the global here at Radford, giving American
community together on students and international
campus with the 28th annual students an experience of a
international banquet. The lifetime. student from England,
event showcases diverse people, said, “I am so excited to share
cultures, music, and food from my culture, traditions Abigail
around the globe. Eldon, an international, and food
The event is hosted by ISAC, with everyone. It’s a beautiful
the International Student Affairs melting pot of culture, and I
Council, made up of American strongly encourage everyone to
and international students alike. come join us, meet some of us
The banquet started as a potluck international students and enjoy
dinner between friends 28 years some amazing food!”
ago and has now grown to an The banquet is scheduled
event that hosts more than 300 for April 6 and doors are open at
people. This year’s theme is 5:30 p.m. while dinner starts at
“cultural infusion,” showcasing 6 p.m. in the Muse banquet hall
the bountiful diversity found which is located on the basement
around Radford University, and level of Muse Tower. Tickets are
how it all fuses. There will be available at the Bonnie help desk
music, food, performances and as well as online. Students will

Photo by Marco Secchi | Unsplash


fellowship from all around. receive free admission. Faculty
International students are must pay $7, the general public
involved by picking out recipes pays $12, and children under 12
from their home countries pay $6.
and even cooking them; the

RU a Poet
2. Include a title page with 7. Winners ONLY will be
B y E va n M a s o n ’19 chapbook’s name; ten notified after judging. No
emason3@radford.edu consecutively numbered manuscripts returned
pages; use Times New 8. Submit to Louis Gallo by

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f you are interested in Roman font at ten or twelve Mar. 31 at CHBS 4133.
writing stories or poetry at points; No bold, italics The second contest is the
Radford University, there are unless necessitated by Thomas Coleman Undergraduate
two upcoming contests that you grammar; title each poem. Writing Contest.
can enter! Two short poems per page Rules:
The first contest is the or one longer per page. Use 1. You can enter up to two
Nan Lacy Poetry Chapbook judgment here. poems and one short story.
Contest which will have two 3. Include a separate sheet 2. You must fill out an
awards in both graduate and with the name of the application form for
undergraduate categories. First manuscript, author’s name, each poem or short story.
and second place winners receive author’s address, author’s Applications can be picked
a monetary award and will read student number, author’s up at CHBS 4134 at the door.
during the Coleman Awards. phone and email. 3. You must staple your entry
Submit three copies of copy- 4. Indicate on separate sheet (without your name on it)
edited chapbooks of ten pages. (above) status of graduate to the application form
Submissions that do not follow or undergraduate. and return to CHBS 4134.
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the guidelines will be eliminated. 5. Retain a copy of the original Submissions are due by 5:00
Rules: disk for possible copy- PM on April 5.
1. Chapbooks must be editing. Winners will be announced
contained in a simple 6. No manuscripts will be April 12, and The Coleman and
pouched folder of some returned; late manuscripts Nan Lacy Awards reading will be
kind. not accepted. April 16, in Heth 022.
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Taking Time Away From School
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Need a Correction?
The Tartan is committed to away from work explained to me place to do so. To me, the built in college very easily,
correcting errors that appear in B y B r i a n A n g u s ‘22 why we work. smarter option would be to know but the kind of people you can
the newspaper. Those interested esargent@radford.edu I no longer sigh when what you want to pursue and use build connections with may be
in contacting the paper for that
assigned a project like I would college as a tool to get you there. limited. This is because there

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purpose can send an e-mail to
fter graduating from in high school. Now, I feel Knowing what you want to are many more people out in
tartan@radford.edu or call the
main number, 540 831-5474, high school in 2017, I motivated to accomplish tasks do before studying at college the real world than there is in a
to make a correction to any decided to take a year off because I realized achievement can provide you with more college environment.
section. from school, which is commonly is what brings me that sense of motivation to perform well in
called a gap year. purpose. college too. It’s much easier to Gaining Work Experience
Looking for I rarely enjoyed high school. Taking time away from achieve a goal when the goal is For the latter half of my year
Most of my time in class was school can also help you realize clear and concise. off, I worked at a rock climbing
Tartan Archives? spent daydreaming about the value society puts on people gym. The work wasn’t anything
what life would be like after with an education. Getting a job Making Friends with Wiser career oriented, but I enjoyed
Rediscover the history of the Tartan graduation. I dreamed about that I wanted seemed like a very People it and it gave me experience in
through exploring all the way back being free, having no restrictions arduous task without the help of All my friends were in working with customers and co-
to 1910, when it was initially called or responsibilities. a college education. college during my time away, so workers.
the Grapurchat to when it was
Those desires manifested I was forced to meet new people. By taking time away from
rebranded as the Tartan in 1979.
themselves into the idea of a Having Time to Think and Since everyone my age was in school, you could get a job or
Go to rutartan.com and select the road trip across the country. Explore Interests school, I ended making friends internship that would help you
“More” tab to find those archives. I worked through the After high school, I wasn’t with people older than me. gain experience in the field you
summer, then set out in sure what I wanted to pursue. Usually with people who already are pursuing. Working a job in a
Do old newspapers bore you? September. For months, I Taking time to think really had jobs. field that you are interested in
traveled and visited almost helped me figure it all out. I learned of their stories can also help you decide if you
Check out our new photo gallery every region of the country. I was free throughout most about how they got their jobs, really do want to study that field.
on Flicker by selecting the “photo” Along the way, I met all types of of the days to explore whatever and most of the time, whether I Volunteering is another way
tab to wander our photos taken
people, explored different cities, interested me. For a while, I wanted it or not, they were more you could gain work experience
by our exceptionally phenomenal
and camped in many national was interested in psychology, than happy to give me advice on and explore interests.
photographers.
parks. It was by far the greatest so I read books written by what I should do with my life.
experience of my life. psychologists. Another time Meeting new people also Learning Independence
However, I believe time away I was interested in bikes, so I opened my eyes to all the On my road trip, I had to take
from school can be beneficial for bought a bike and learned how different ways you can live. care of myself completely. Mom
anyone and the benefits that I to fix it up. From meeting a family who lived wasn’t around to make food
list can be gained in many ways, I went through a lot of phases in a mansion in LA to meeting anymore, so I cooked most of
not just from taking a road trip. during the year, but I noticed a man who lived on the side of my food on a little backpacking
my interests always came back a mountain with no car in the stove. I also learned how to
Becoming a More Motivated to cameras and writing. Now I middle of nowhere, I was able to budget my money, make small
Student study media and journalism and witness many walks of life. repairs to my car, and keep
For the first couple of feel very certain that it is the The best part about making things organized.
months, I enjoyed my lack career path for me. these connections is I still These are pretty simple
of responsibility, but I soon College can be a good place have them, which may come
realized without responsibilities to figure out what you want to in handy somewhere down
>> Away
I felt no purpose. Having time do, but it is a very expensive the road. Connections can be Continued on page 8
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A Critique on Radford
Away
From Page 7
things, but by doing them on
your own, it gives you a sense
that you are prepared to live in
this world. Taking time away sports teams or student media
from school is a perfect way to B y E m i ly S a r g e n t ‘19 are just a few ways to make your
experience these responsibilities esargent@radford.edu college years more memorable.
without the onlooking of an There are also a variety of clubs

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authority figure, especially at came to Radford University that allow you to explore new
this age when you still have your as a transfer student in and current interests. With so
parents as a backup. the fall of 2016. Now that I many options available, you are
have been here for a while and sure to find something that suits
You Can Have an Amazing am getting ready to graduate, I you.
Experience would like to share my thoughts Another one of my favorite

Photo by Hailey Scherer | The Tartan


Lastly, you could have a ton on this place. things about Radford is its
of fun! Let’s start with the small class sizes. I often feel
Taking a cross-country road advantages. The campus is a invisible in larger classes and
trip is the experience I wanted perfect size. It does not take as don’t participate as much. Large
to have, but your experience long to get places compared to crowds can be intimidating
could be anything from thinking other campuses. The farthest for introverts like myself who
and sitting at home to traveling walk on campus for me is prefer to just sit and listen.
across the world. about 10 minutes, which can be Small classes of 20 students or for faculty and staff, leaving not happen.
There is no better time to somewhat of a relief if you are fewer allow more opportunities only a few for students. This The vending machines
do something adventurous than in a hurry. On the other hand, for interaction and forming means that students must park should always be stocked with
in your college-age years. Most the buildings are close to one connections. off campus, which can be very fresh products and expired
likely you don’t have a job that another, making them easy to While Radford has many inconvenient. Students living products should be thrown away.
you can’t leave, you don’t have find once you know your way advantages, there are also on campus cannot easily access The school should also look into
kids and a family to take care of, around. some disadvantages. One their cars and have to walk great fixing the card slot so that more
and you are nearing the prime of The professors are very disadvantage is noise, especially lengths to get to them. There payment options are available.
your fitness. helpful and skilled in their in the dorms. When I lived in should be more parking spots Radford University is a
I am by no means saying we fields. Most of the professors the dorms, the people on my for students so they can have great school and I cannot
shouldn’t go to college, or that I have worked with are experts floor were very loud. They were an easier time getting around imagine going anywhere else.
everyone should take time away. and are willing to help their always yelling, blasting music Radford. The advantages outweigh the
If you know why you’re here, students succeed. They can and slamming doors. Being One more disadvantage disadvantages, which are really
you should stay here. However, tell when you are working hard surrounded by all this activity of Radford is the vending just minor inconveniences. We
I have friends who enter college and putting effort into your makes it hard to study and machines. Some of them contain all have to deal with things that
simply because their peers and work. They often make classes relax. Most residents seem to expired food and drinks and the bother us. I have made many
family have pushed them to engaging by playing videos and be unaware that residence halls touchpad is difficult to use. memories here and will look
go to college. It leaves them having students do in-class have quiet hours and violate Also, whenever I use them, I back on them for years to come.
confused, unmotivated, and in activities. them. have to pay with cash because
debt. There are tons of ways for Another disadvantage of they don’t take my RU express
That’s really who I’m writing students to get involved on Radford is the parking situation. card. If they were maintained
this article for, those who may campus. Joining Greek life, Most of the parking spots are more often, these things would

How to Get Involved on Campus


feel lost at school. I believe
some things you have to figure
out on your own, especially
when it comes to determining
your future. I have found that make plenty of connections that different people from a diverse club you thought was a good
taking time away from school B y O l a E l s h a a r ‘22 might help you go places. Also, background and culture, fit for you. Most presidents of
can help you do that. oelshaar@radford.edu it might help you improve your you’re educating yourself on organizations are flexible, and
Also, I don’t believe you skills with leadership, public how to accept and embrace with most of them, you can join

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necessarily have to drop out ou will need to build a speaking, coordinating and other people. One of the most any time of the year.
to take time away from school. beautiful and impressive planning events. important reasons why you If you feel like you’re
You can set aside an hour or two resume to convince At Radford University, the should be involved is also so you confused and not sure where to
each day to pursue an interest. employers to hire you. Every options are countless, and you can build a strong relationship start, you can go to The Bonnie’s
Just make sure you have time school highly encourages its have more than 300 clubs and with some of your professors student center if you have any
spent away from schoolwork and students to be more involved organizations in different fields and instructors. questions about being involved
people who may influence your on campus and here is why and interests to choose from. It helps widen your circle on campus. You can find
decision making. you should start building these Each one of them is a diverse of connections which will everything including the staff
These were the benefits connections now. and friendly place to share your open different career paths and the organization’s offices
that I personally gained from According to US news, in an ideas and be more creative. for you. Also, try to attend as on the second floor.
my time away from school. I article discussing the reasons All you have to do to many events as you can such as
hope this article provided some of why students should be get involved is to check the JumpStart (Career Development
guidance, but in the end, you involved, it says, “It allows university’s calendar to see Conference), which will give
have followed your gut and students to become connected to when it has its club fair, which is you the chance to listen to
make your path. their school: Colleges are full of usually at the beginning of every professionals with experience.
resources, but the responsibility semester. You will be amazed by Among these are alumni who
is on the student to seek them the variety of clubs we have on share their stories about their
out. Being involved helps them our campus. lives after college and their best
To place an ad in The
to do that.” If you face a time conflict advice on how to survive adult
Tartan newspaper contact Involvement will help you with the club fair date, they made life. Just keep an eye out on
smads@radford.edu for gain a lot of experience with it easy for you. You can sign up the dates of those conferences
pricing, dimensions, and many different aspects of life online by going to RU Involved which will be sent to your school
such as how to make new friends, and pick what organization email.
more! learn what the real world is after interests you the most. Also, don’t be anxious if you
college, and learning how to By interacting with feel like you don’t fit in with a
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Succeeding in the Fashion Design Major


design. You learn the principles the assigned inspiration in your implement your design for your I find the projects to be
By N ay -Q ua n B rya n and elements in all your design own way. project, you’ll get a good grade. my favorite part of my classes
nbryan3@radford.edu
classes which are both lecture For students in the fashion For design classes, because because they bring out my best
and studio based. This is because design major, planning is all design majors are grouped creativity and push me to excel

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ollege is the time for they want these terms ingrained coming up with an idea and if it together in your lecture classes when planning. Most of my ideas
experiences, where you into every design major’s brain. can’t be made into a reality you and separate in studio classes, are the definition of extra.
figure out what you want Being a fashion design major, go through the design process of you can’t miss more than two or The keys to succeeding in
to do in life. heck a design major in general, identification, ideation, design three lectures. fashion design are study your
Part of the college you’re going to have some out- development, implementation, This is because there is a lot notes, remember the design
experience is choosing the of-pocket costs. Your design kit and evaluation. You must of material and some lecture process, remember the elements
major that’s just right for you. that is needed for your freshman remember designers are problem classes have guest speakers and and principles of design, meet
For me, I chose fashion design, year, which has a lot of good solvers. group project dates, and like the criteria for every project,
and it’s not as easy as it sounds. resources, costs roughly around Once the student iron out most college classes, attendance listen to your professors because
For anyone who’s interested in $220. their issues and have a good idea, is part of your grade. After a they will help you in the right
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for succeeding in this major. semester of your freshman year, the materials to work with. get points deducted from your money on materials for projects,
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RU an established, or
Women’s Basketball Team Is Untouchable
The contest looked to be going
fledgling journalist? Or B y C h a d B ox l e y ‘19 well for the Spartans as they only
maybe you just love to cboxley@radford.edu
trailed 34 to 30 with 2:52 left in
write, and this might be the third quarter.  Redshirt Junior

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your first time showcasing ight hundred and two forward Savannah Felgemacher
your hidden talent? enthusiastic fans gathered (13 points) would then score nine
in attendance on senior dominate points to close out
Want to bring your opin- day inside the Dedmon center the third quarter increasing the
ions and unique views to as The Radford Highlanders (21- Highlander lead to eleven points.
the masses? Love the idea 6) defeated The USC Upstate As the score read to 41 to 30

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of reporting on and off Spartans (7-19) on Mar. 2.  This the Spartans couldn’t quite catch
campus news, voicing your victory earned the Highlanders back up as the Highlanders kept a
opinion on topics ranging win number 13 of their comfortable lead throughout the
from movies, laws, and on consecutive win streak. fourth quarter. They would go on
the many fun, and some- The Highlanders also sit at to win the contest 55 to 43 on a
a remarkable (21-6) record on very special day for the program!
time’s unusual, attractions
the season.  The win also earned Redshirt-junior forward position. matchup. The Hampton Pirates
going on around campus?
the Highlanders home games Lydia Rivers earned her eleventh The Highlander defense gave the Highlanders their ONLY
Then give Radford Univer-
throughout the entirety of the double-double of the season performed above average as they conference loss this season.
sity’s Student-run Newspa-
Big South Tournament, meaning as she still leads the big south forced the Spartans to shoot poor.  On Mar. 9 The Highlanders
per a shout and email the that fans have a treat in store for conference in rebounds.  Rivers Upstate only made 19 of their 59 look to wrap up their regular
Editor-In-Chief! them beginning on Mar. 14 as the also led the team in scoring on the shots and even executed poorly season schedule when they travel
dlepore1@radford.edu Highlanders are back in action for evening as she produced 16 points for 3-point range only making 2 to Clinton South Carolina as they
the quarterfinals. and snatched 13 rebounds in of their 22 shots. take on Presbyterian College just
The first half of the Highlander addition to her 3 blocks.Redshirt The Highlanders are no three days before the beginning of
Letters to the Spartan matchup was tightly junior Sidney Nunley dominated strangers to dominating in the the Big South Tournament.
contested as there wasn’t a lead from her center position on the paint as they have been doing all Stay updated with the
Editor of larger than 5 points by either evening as she added 13 points season with the amazing front- Radford Women’s basketball team
team. and 13 rebounds off the bench.  court that they have.   They went throughout the 2019 tournament
We prefer letters that are fewer The Highlanders led the Nunley recorded her tenth on to display that producing season by following them at
than 200 words and take as highly anticipated contest with a double-double of the season in 41 points down low against the @Radford_wbb on Twitter &
their starting point an article score of 27 to 22 at halftime. today’s performance Spartan defense. Instagram.  You can also like
or other item appearing in The The Spartans began to show .Standout senior  Destinee The Highlanders look to seek Radford Women’s Basketball
Tartan. They may not have promise around the 7:28 mark in Walker celebrated her senior day revenge on Mar 6 at 7 pm as they on facebook as well for more
been submitted to, posted the third quarter as they lead 28 as she produced 9 points and 3 invite Hampton to the Dedmon information.
to or published by any other to 27. steals from her guard and forward center for a highly anticipated
media. They must include the

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writer’s full name — for more
information and to send a
letter head over to
www.rutartan.com. hits from 4 at-bats and an RBI. game against Wofford. Szamski around since the beginning of
B y L u c a s C a r r ‘20 In Sunday’s afternoon game, and Bryant both played an the season. Radford Baseball
lcarr15@radford.edu
Jokes Szamski hit a pair of two-run
homers and scored three times
important role in the match-up.
Unfortunately they fell to the
also played a tightly contested
game against Virginia Tech in

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What does a pepper do when it’s he Highlanders Baseball to aid the Highlanders win in Terriers in a slightly contested Blacksburg ending the game 7-8.
angry? squad began the 2019 seven innings. He leads the team bout 10-9. Szamski also went 1-for-2 and
It gets jalapeño face! season dropping three with three long ball hits and Bryant hit his first career had another RBI to add to his
--- games to East Carolina but seven RBIs this season already. home run in the sixth inning. impressive streak.
I told my friend 10 jokes to get with the help of redshirt-senior Szamski finished the weekend Bryant utilized Szamski’s This is the first time Bryant
him to laugh. outfielder Andrew Szamski and against Bucknell going 5-for-7 sacrifice right field fly to tally has been award Big South
Sadly, no pun in 10 did freshman infielder David Bryant, from the plate a run for Bryant and an RBI for Weekly honors.
--- they were able to bounce back Bryant’s performances Szamski. The Highlanders will play
What do Alexander the Great with a two-game sweep over in both Bucknell games were Szamski finished the their first home game against the
and Winnie the Pooh have in Bucknell University. equally impressive as he was weekend series going 6-for-10 College of William and Mary on
common? Szamski was awarded Big able to bring in the final blow for the weekend with 6 RBIs and Wednesday, March 6th following
Same middle name. South Player of the week and in the first game hitting a single 6 runs. He posted the highest a three-game series against the
--- Bryant achieved his first Big up the middle to bring his on-base percentage in the Big UAB this past weekend. This
Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl South Honors as Freshman teammate Colby Higgerson to South at .677. Bryant tallied a first home game marks a 7 game
go to the bathroom? Player of the Week. Their home plate. In the second game, run in all three games and had home stand competing in two
Because the “P” is silent! contributions for both neutral her hit 2-for-3 from the plate .615 on-base percentage with separate series against Harvard
--- site victories led to a 9-1 victory followed by an RBI and scored a four hits and four walks. and UMass Lowell.Let’s continue
What is the resemblance between on Saturday the 24th and a 17-4 pair of runs. The work of both Szamski and to root Szamski and Bryant and
a green apple and a red apple? victory the following Sunday. The Highlanders played Bryant helped the Highlanders the rest of the Highlanders on
They’re both red except for the In the first match-up against again over the weekend go 2-1 for one on the weekend as they enter the midseason
green one. Bucknell Szamski tallied 3 following the second Bucknell which was a complete turn stretch!
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Tennis Dominates Mount St. Mary’s


of the last three matches have sophomore from Chantilly, VA,
B y D e v i n S t u bbs ‘19
had singles matches end in two dominated on court 2 with a 6-2
dstubbs@radford.edu
sets. Pierre-Olivier Lassalle, a victory. The freshmen duo, Malin
freshman from France, won 6-0, Falk and Marielle Leahy, finished

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n Tuesday, Feb. 26 both 6-1 on court 5. Matko Varga, a out the double with a victory of
men’s and women’s junior from Croatia, won 6-2, 6-1 the same score.
tennis faced off against on court 6. Magalhaes carried The Highlanders brought the
Mount St. Mary’s University. his energy from doubles into his intensity from doubles straight
The men’s tennis team singles match with his second into singles. Belyaeva started off
swept the Mount 7-0, pushing appearance back on the court with a 6-2, 6-1, win on court 1 for
their overall record to 6-1. This after missing a couple of matches, the first point in singles matches.
is the first time since the 2011- winning 6-1, 6-1. Acierto faced her opponent on
12 season that the men have Sirous stepped back onto court 3, walking off with a 6-3,
held a 6-1 record. The women’s court 1, earning a victory of 6-3, 6-1 victory and pushing the
tennis team prevailed, winning 6-3. Caldwell joined in on the Highlanders to a 3-0 lead. An
6-1 with their third straight win. sweep, winning 6-0, 6-4 on court exciting day for Leahy, a freshman
Both teams competed at 2 pm in 3. The final match in singles, from Evans, GA, she earned her
Radford at the Radford Tennis Meekers had the opportunity to first victory as a Highlander with
Complex. give the Highlanders a full sweep. a 6-1, 6-3 win. Leahy’s point gave
Radford men’s tennis began He prevailed, winning 6-3, 6-2, Radford a 4-0 lead.
the match with doubles against ending the match on a high note. In the final three matches,
Mount St. Mary’s. Yevhen Sirous, Radford men’s tennis has a 5 Radford women’s tennis battled
a sophomore from Ukraine, and match winning streak, looking to to the end in a tiebreaker. Drousile
Rodrigo Magalhaes, a junior from continue it on March 12th at the Dzeubou, a junior from Italy,
Portugal, came out of the gate College of Charleston in South fought and prevailed with a 6-7,
strong with a 6-1 victory on court. Carolina. The Highlanders have 6-2, 10-5 win. Falk took the court
The second victory on court been protecting Radford turf, once again and won the tiebreaker
2 by Alexandros Caldwell, a going 3-0 at home and not losing with a 4-6, 6-3, 10-6 score.
senior from Greece, and Michiel a doubles match in the NRV or on Women’s tennis next match
Meekers, a redshirt senior from the road. will be on the road, facing off
Belgium, pushed the Highlanders Radford women’s tennis came against the Winthrop University
into a 1-0 lead. out to defend their home turf and Eagles. The Highlanders will
Moving onto singles, Radford did just that. The Highlanders be traveling to Rock Hill, South

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gained a strong lead. The 6 singles began the match in doubles. Carolina.
match all ended within two sets. Anastasia Belyaeva, a junior from
The second time all season, two Russia, and Jeanine Acierto, a

12 consecutive victory’s!
A slow start from both teams contested with Radford still contest. While Amele Ngwafang
would result in a low scoring trailing until with 1:24 left in the contributed by playing her role
first quarter as it read 10 to 13. game as a result of Rivers going coming off of the bench cleaning
The Highlanders would struggle 1-of-2 from the free throw line the up down low totaling 6 rebounds
with shooting as they only shoot Highlanders took a 43 to 42 lead. on the evening.
4-of-17 from the field during that This was their first lead over the Rivers contributed as she
period. Bulldogs since the first quarter. finished with 7 points and 7
Coming off of her 18-point Junior guard Khiana Johnson rebounds in addition to some key
9-rebound game against Campbell led the run as she had a dominant free throw shots even while being
Rivers remained in foul trouble streak in the 4th period scoring in foul trouble.
throughout the tough first half as 7 straight points to keep the This makes it 20 wins for the
she sat the entire second quarter. Highlanders in the game. Highlanders this regular season
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The Highlanders defecate would The Highlanders also shot as they improve to 14 wins and 1
begin to increase during that extremely exceptional from the lost in the Big South conference.
period as the Bulldog lead got as free throw line shooting 70% Follow the Highlanders as
high as 9 points. during the second half, and 10 of they continue their mission as
B y C h a d B ox l e y ‘19 would hold the Bulldogs for the The Highlanders trailed 17 to 18 overall. they look to finish up this historic
cboxley@radford.edu remainder of the game defeating 26 after a Bulldog buzzer beater Standout junior forward regular season. To stay up to date
them 45 to 44. sent them into the locker room Savanah Felgemacher leads the with the Highlanders women’s

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tandout junior forward This is the programs 12th for halftime. This was also the Highlanders in scoring as she basketball team action follow
Lydia Rivers stood at the free consecutive victory surpassing Bulldogs largest lead of the game. amassed 14 total points shooting @RadfordWbb on twitter, @
throw line with 32 seconds the previous record of 11 straight As the teams returned from 7 of 11 from the floor. She also radford_wbb on Instagram and
left in the game trailing the UNC wins! the half the Highlanders would continued to dominate down low like Radford Women’s Basketball
Asheville Bulldogs (15-11, 10-5 This contest was an intense then cook up a vicious 8 – 3 run to as she has been all season adding on Facebook.
Big South) 43 to 44. She would battle for the Highlanders, but open up the 3rd quarter bringing 9 rebounds. Felgemacher would
display her clutch jean as she they continued to display the them within 4 as the scoreboard also score 4 of the 10 first-quarter
went on to make both free throws fight that they have displayed read Radford 25 to the Bulldogs points for the Highlanders,
which resulted in the Highlanders all season as well as their ability 29 points at the 4:57 mark in the which displays her consistency
(20-7,14-1 Big South) taking a to capitalize in games when it third quarter. Seniorguard/forward Destinee
45 to 44 lead! The Highlanders matters the most. The game would stay tightly Walker added 8 points during the
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