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Courtesy of the Hudgins family 

Josh and Will Hudgins as young boys at the baseball park 


Bobcat Baseball Brothers 


Samuel Tucker 

Staff Writer 

Josh and Will Hudgins 
are two players on the 
GC baseball teams cur¬ 
rent roster that are broth¬ 
ers. This season is the 
first and last time the 
two brothers will play to¬ 
gether on the same team. 

Josh, a freshman man¬ 
agement information sys¬ 
tems major, is a right-hand¬ 
ed pitcher, while his older 
brother, Will, a fifth year 
senior marketing major, 
is a utility player who al¬ 
ternates between desig¬ 
nated hitter and infielder 

Will began his baseball 
career at Georgia South¬ 
ern, where he played two 
years before deciding to 
take a break to focus on 
his degree in construction 
management. When he 
heard his younger brother 
Josh was attending GC to 
play baseball, he took ad¬ 
vantage of the NCAA rule 
that states each player has 
four years of eligibility in 
a five year span. Although 
he graduated from Georgia 
Southern last spring with 


a degree in construction 
management, Will was able 
to enroll in classes by de¬ 
claring a marketing major. 

Head baseball coach, 
Jason Eller, said the two 
brothers had no problem 
adjusting to the challeng¬ 
es of playing together. 
Will was even the desig¬ 
nated hitter for Joshs first 
pitching start as a bobcat. 

“You can really tell how 
much Josh looks up to 
Will, and what a great ex¬ 
ample that Will sets as a 
big brother for his younger 
brother,” Eller said. “Their 
parents love the situation. 
I know their mom adores 
it and I can only imagine 
how much fun they have at 
home during the holidays.” 

The relationship be¬ 
tween the two brothers 
was always built upon 
supporting one another in 
their athletic endeavors. 
While they never played 
on the same team, they 
would develop their indi¬ 
vidual skill sets together. 

“Growing up we would 
always play catch in the 
front yard and help each 
others games,” Will said. 
“We always knew each 
others games and we 


play very similarly, so we 
know if one of us is off.” 

Will was always some¬ 
one that Josh looked up 
to as a role model. As an 
older brother, Will did his 
best to help Josh grow into 
the best athlete and person 
possible. Being the young¬ 
est of three brothers, Josh 
didn’t always realize the 
responsibility his two older 
brothers felt towards him. 
As he matured through 
his high school years, Josh 
began understanding why 
Will wanted him to con¬ 
stantly work and improve 
the fundamentals of his 
baseball game and become 
an outstanding individual 
as it would set him up for 
future success in college. 

After hearing that his 
older brother Will de¬ 
cided to hang up his 
spikes, Josh described 
feeling lost because his 
role model in baseball 
decided to stop playing. 

That sentiment wasn’t 
lost, however, as Will made 
a conscious decision to use 
his last year of eligibility to 
transfer to Joshs school of 

SEE RECRUITMENT IPAGE8 


Unvaccinated 

students 


Miya Banks 

Senior Writer 

Approximately 0.005% 
of GC students have 
medical or religious ex¬ 
emptions from manda¬ 
tory vaccinations accord¬ 
ing to records obtained 
from the registrars office. 

“They have two options,” 
registrar Kay Anderson 
said. “A medical profession¬ 
al can sign off and say that 
they either have had it or 
should not get it or they can 
sign a religious exemption.” 

From 2016 to 2018, six 
students provided medical 
exemptions, and 106 pro¬ 
vided religious exemptions. 
These numbers are the sum 
of those three years. In 2015 
alone, four students had 
medical exemptions and 67 
had religious exemptions. 

According to the Fact 
Book, GC had 7,177 stu¬ 
dents in 2018 including 
joint-enrollment, transient, 
graduate and non-degree 
students. Using the 2016- 
2018 data, the average 
number of medical ex¬ 
emptions per year is two 
and the average number 
of religious exemptions is 
35. By those averages, the 
total number of immu¬ 
nization exemptions was 


37, meaning in 2018, 
approximately 0.005% 
of students were unvac¬ 
cinated by exemption. 

“Should there be an 
outbreak on campus, 
anyone who does not 
have the vaccination will 
be asked to leave cam¬ 
pus,” Anderson said. 

If this should happen 
then whether the ab¬ 
sences would be excused 
would be decided by 
the Presidents Cabinet. 

There are six mea¬ 
sles outbreaks across 
the U.S. and a total of 
626 cases reported as of 
April 19, according to 
the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention. 

22 states, including 
Georgia, have reported 
cases of the measles, but 
only five are experiencing 
outbreaks. The affected ar¬ 
eas are Rockland County, 
New York state; New York 
City; Washington State; 
Butte County, California; 
New Jersey; and Michigan. 

“These outbreaks are 
linked to travelers who 
brought measles back 
from other countries such 
as Israel, Ukraine and 
the Philippines, where 
large measles outbreaks 

SEE VACCINE I PAGE 5 


FDA attempts to kick JUUL habits 


Catherine James 

Staff Writer 

The Food and Drug 
Administration began 
the process of banning 
fruit flavored JUUF 
products from being sold 
to youths around the 
U.S. on Nov. 15, 2018. 

While the JUUF web¬ 
site itself requires users 
to be 21 in order to pur¬ 
chase any products di¬ 
rectly from the company, 
many other non-official 
retailers have been sell¬ 
ing the products to under 
aged teens since they first 
appeared on the market. 

According to the 
American Cancer Soci¬ 
ety, most high schoolers 
and under aged college 
students that have JUUFs 
do not even realize the 
products contain nico¬ 
tine. In 2012 it was esti¬ 
mated that 66% of teens 
believed that flavoring was 
the only product in their 
e-cigarette. Because of 
this, they are unaware of 
the extremely high levels 
of nicotine packed into 
each pod, or its ability 
to implement an addic¬ 
tion that users eventually 
become unable to kick. 

The FDA is not trying 
to ban fruit flavors en- 


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tirely, but instead are aim¬ 
ing to prevent under aged 
teens from using JUUFs at 
all. Because the main ap¬ 
peal the e-cigarettes have 
towards under aged teens 
is the wide variety of fla¬ 
vors they come in, pods 
with these flavors in them 
will now only be available 
through JUUFs official 
website, which is only acces¬ 


sible by those 21 and older. 

However, the ACS also 
explains that in 2017 the 
FDA agreed to give all e-cig- 
arette makers an extra five 
years before they come un¬ 
der FDA review. This would 
extend the amount of time 
JUUF is able to continue to 
sell fruit flavors outside of 
the online store. The ACS 
and various pediatricians 


Angie Yones / Art Director 
are currently challenging 
the federal courts decision 
to allow this extension. 

According to Jim Fid- 
stone, the director of the 
center for health and so¬ 
cial issues at GC, the 
use of e-cigarettes in 
middle and high school 

SEE JUUL I PAGE 10 


NEWS 


SERVICE DOGS VISIT FOR FINALS 


SPORTS 


ARTS & LIFE 



GC ALUMNI TAKE ON COACHING 


THINGS TO DO IN THE SUMMER 




GC therapy dogs come to visit for finals week. 


Graduated atheltes come back to GC to support 
the Bobcats as coaches. 


GC students find things to do in Milledgeville 
during the summer while taking classes. 


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04 . 24.2019 


MEGHAN LINDSTROM, NEWS EDITOR 
NICOLE HAZLETT, ASST. NEWS EDITOR 


NEWS 


GC removes trash bins from classrooms 



Angie Yones / Art Director 


Brendan Borders 

Staff Writer 

Trash and recycling 
bins were removed from 
classrooms and offices 
following spring break 
without warning, caus¬ 
ing confusion at GC. 

The trash and recycling 
bins were removed during 
the March 17-23 period 
of spring break and placed 
in a central location in 
the hallways of buildings, 
to encourage recycling. 

GC officials said the 
trash bins were removed 
because of sustainability. 
Sustainability is a compa¬ 
ny or school managing and 
simultaneously exploiting 
all of its available resources. 
GC prides itself on three 
things: academics, campus 


safety and the sustainabil¬ 
ity of the campus overall. 

An example of sustain¬ 
ability on campus is the 
Wellness and Recreation 
Center located at West 
Campus. The building is 
low maintenance, has many 
windows to allow for natu¬ 
ral light and lower electric¬ 
ity costs and the roof is in¬ 
sulated to bounce back heat 
from the sun to prevent 
high air conditioning costs. 

Sylvia WTiite, assistant 
director of building services 
at GC, said the waste recep¬ 
tacles located in classrooms 
across campus were being 
used for the wrong purpos¬ 
es, so they were removed 
when students were away. 

“In order to support 
sustainability we needed 
to remove the trash cans,” 
Wliite said. “For some 
reason or another we end¬ 


ed up having trash cans 
in classrooms, and I said 
why do we have trash cans 
in classrooms, we are sup¬ 
posed to be sustainable/” 

Lori Strawder, GC’s 
chief sustainability officer, 
said that back in 2013, 
members from the sus¬ 
tainability council trav¬ 
eled to Clemson Univer¬ 
sity to observe how they 
practice sustainability. 

Strawder said that she 
and Walter Dudley, the 
former head of building 
services, modified Clem- 
son’s program and opted to 
remove trash bins from of¬ 
fices and classrooms and in¬ 
stead put bins for recycling 
and trash in a centralized 
location. Each of the bins 
are set up with pictures so 
that students and staff can 
opt to put their recyclable 
plastic containers into one 


container and their candy 
bar wrapper in another. 

“Over the years, since 
2013, gradually the cans 
have kind of made their 
way back into classrooms, 
so now we are trying to 
get back to our origi¬ 
nal plan of pulling those 
trash cans,” Strawder said. 

Strawder said that 
the bins were being mis¬ 
used and were simply not 
supposed to be there, so 
they informed staff be¬ 
fore spring break that 
the removal would be 
happening and after the 
break, the bins were gone. 

Austin Doyle, a ju¬ 
nior biology major said 
that he supports moving 
trash cans outside of class¬ 
rooms as long as the move 
is effective for GC and the 
sustainability on campus. 

“If moving them to a 


more centralized area re¬ 
duces the possibility of stu¬ 
dents throwing the incor¬ 
rect type of material into a 
recycling bin then I am all 
for it,” Doyle said. “But 
if there is no positive out¬ 


come from them moving 
[the bins] to a centralized 
location, then I don’t see 
why they wouldn’t put the 
them back in classrooms.” 



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MEGHAN LINDSTROM, NEWS EDITOR 
NICOLE HAZLETT, ASST. NEWS EDITOR 


NEWS 


Students discover uncommon majors at GC 


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Asst. News Editor 

Of the 39 undergrad¬ 
uate majors at GC, 11 of 
these majors hold less than 
50 students in them as of 
Spring 2018, according to 
the GC Factbook. A few of 
these majors include: out¬ 
door education (30), rheto¬ 
ric (32) and geography (20). 

Hannah Kate Mula- 
nax, a sophomore, fell 
in love with the outdoor 
education program be¬ 
cause she didn’t want to 
be in a classroom, howev¬ 
er, she wanted to teach. 

“I see outdoor educa¬ 
tion as using an outdoor 
activity to better the men¬ 
tal and physical health 
of those we are work¬ 
ing with,” Mulanax said. 

Mulanax found a way 
through her program to ful¬ 
fill her love of the outdoors 
and working with children. 

Athletic Training is an¬ 
other major GC offers. 
Athletic training is a com¬ 
bination of emergency care 
and rehabilitation. Athletic 
training is not to be con¬ 
fused with exercise science. 


Emma Bohnet, senior 
athletic training major, is 
set to graduate this com¬ 
ing May 2019. Bohnet 
has been in the athletic 
training cohort for two 
years. Bohnet likes having 
a smaller major because 
the people in her cohort. 

“They’re reliable peo¬ 
ple that know what you’re 
going through and under¬ 
stand what you have to 
commit to the two years 
in the cohort,’’Bohnet said. 

Some students have 
heard of the music ther¬ 
apy major, however, 
it is another incredi¬ 
bly small major at GC. 

“I’m doing three dif¬ 
ferent things,” said Julia 
Hufford. “I’m getting a 
music major, a psych ma¬ 
jor and I’m getting a special 
education minor. Music 
therapy is one major, but 
the course load fits that.” 

Hufford came to GC for 
the music therapy major. 
Hufford was touring GC 
and befriended a college 
student who opened her up 
to the idea of majoring in 
music therapy resulting in 
her desire to come to GC 
to study music therapy. 


There are only nine mu¬ 
sic therapy freshman at 
GC, including Hufford. 
Hufford says there is a sense 
of community because it 
is such a small program. 

One downside to a 


smaller program is the 
threat of getting defund- 
ed or dissolved. Outdoor 
education is getting dis¬ 
solved after this year. Han¬ 
nah Kate is going to be 
one of the last students 


to graduate GC with an 
outdoor education major. 

Bohnet is going to be one 
of the last to graduate with 
an athletic training major 
as an undergraduate. Ath¬ 
letic training is being trans¬ 


ferred to a graduate degree. 

Other majors can be dis¬ 
covered by students search¬ 
ing for their perfect major. 
Some of the lesser known 
ones are anthropology, phi¬ 
losophy and liberal studies. 



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04 . 24.2019 


MEGHAN LINDSTROM, NEWS EDITOR 
NICOLE HAZLETT, ASST. NEWS EDITOR 


NEWS 


Service dogs visit GC for finals week 


Madi Brillhart 

Staff Writer 

The Alliance of Ther¬ 
apy Dogs will bring dogs 
to GC campus during fi¬ 
nals week on May 7 and 
8. Each is a certified ther¬ 
apy dog, whose purpose 
is to help relieve the stress 
that many students ex¬ 
perience during finals. 

Judith Keim, one of the 
tester/observers for therapy 
dogs at GC, said she tells 
students that the dogs are 
guaranteed to lower blood 
pressure and raise grades. 

“Then I amend that 
and say, ‘I do know they 
lower your blood pres¬ 
sure; the grades are up 
to you all/” Keim said. 


Keim began bring¬ 
ing therapy dogs to GC 
campus over 10 years 
ago. Keim works with 
the Alliance of Therapy 
Dogs, a national organi¬ 
zation that brings therapy 
dogs to various establish¬ 
ments across the country. 

“They’re a great group 
of folks who are dog own¬ 
ers who are interested in 
using their dogs to help 
,” said Kell Carpenter, as¬ 
sistant director of access 
services at GC and acting 
liaison with therapy dogs. 

Research has proven that 
short one-time visits with 
the trained puppies signifi¬ 
cantly lower blood pressure 
and increase energy levels, 
according to the Alliance 


of Therapy Dogs website. 

Therapy dogs have also 
been proven to help with 
anxiety and depression 
disorders, which typi¬ 
cally first onset between 
ages 18 and 24, accord¬ 
ing to the Jed Founda¬ 
tion, an organization de¬ 
voted to mental health 
education and resources. 

“We walk through and 
see someone really con¬ 
centrating or maybe in a 
negative mood, they just 
need what I call a ‘reset,’” 
Keim said. “It just takes 
a minute and it chang¬ 
es enough of their focus 
to make a difference.” 

The dogs have become 
somewhat of a staple for 
GC students during fi¬ 


nals. Jake Lawson, a junior 
marketing major, said they 
changed his attitude after 
a test he didn’t do well on. 

“I came out of the 
exam not very happy. I 
saw all the puppies run¬ 
ning around and thought, 
‘How can I not smile?’ and 
played with them a little 
and it totally changed my 
attitude,” Lawson said. 

Carpenter said the 
dogs have been com¬ 
ing for the eight years 
he’s worked at GC. 

“It’s really neat because 
the students kind of turn 
into little kids and they just 
love it. It’s a lot of fun see¬ 
ing them get so much joy 
out of it,” Carpenter said. 

In addition to leading 


the groups on campus, 
Keim is also involved in 
the testing and certifica¬ 
tion process each dog goes 
through before becom¬ 
ing a part of the team. 

“ [The testers] look at 
how the dog and owner in¬ 
teract, if the owner has full 
control, if the dog is polite 
and doesn’t do anything 
antagonistic.. .They have to 
be able to be around peo¬ 
ple and other animals and 
be friendly,” Keim said. 

Keim said that the test¬ 
ing process is comprised 
of three 45-to-60-minute 
sessions, each in a differ¬ 
ent location to ensure the 
dogs are comfortable and 
stable in any environment. 

“It’s not difficult,” Keim 


said. “There’s a time com¬ 
mitment, but once you’re 
certified, you’re good to go!” 

Any breed of dog 

is welcome to be¬ 
gin the testing process 
and become certified. 

“We often talk among 
ourselves, we question 

whether it’s a good use of 
our time,” Keim said. “And 
we’ve decided over the years 
that yes, it is. We come at 
a time where we don’t al¬ 
ways know the stress fac¬ 
tors students experience, 
so if we’re able to do it, we 
feel it’s important to keep 
it going— rain or shine.” 


Students prioritize school over upcoming TV 
premiers and sporting events 



Ava Leone 

Web Managing Editor 

GC students priori¬ 
tize academics with up¬ 
coming premieres of the 
latest movies, TV se¬ 
ries and sports events to 
maintain their GPAs as 
finals week approaches. 

According to the Labor 
Bureau of Statistics, the av¬ 
erage college student spends 
about 9 hours sleeping, 4 
hours on leisure activities 
and 3.5 hours working 
on educational activities. 

“A 20-30 minute break 
to watch a show might be 
a great way to rest and be 
able to return to an im¬ 
portant task refreshed,” 
said Steve Wilson, direc¬ 
tor of counseling services. 

Wilson said students 
should not binge watch 
during finals week because 
avoidance of responsibili¬ 
ty causes long term stress. 

According to a study at 
Penn State, there was no 
evidence that TV had a sig¬ 
nificant impact on college 
grades. It was determined 
that for every additional 
hour per week spent watch¬ 
ing TV in high school sub¬ 
sequently lead to a .003 
drop in GPA. The average 


American watches five to 
six hours of television dai¬ 
ly and the average college 
student watches 1 to 1.5 
hours of television a day. 

“The ‘Game of Thrones’ 
premiere was on for an 
hour, and we had to set 
up before,” said Rosalyn 
Bosarge, freshman middle 
education major. “I proba¬ 
bly spent about a 1.5 hour 
of my time on it.” Bosarge 
said she spent most of last 
semester catching up on 
the previous seven seasons 
of “Game Of Thrones” to 
prepare for the premiere 
of the new season on April 
14. She said she enjoyed 
the mental break from 
her school work and at¬ 
mosphere of community. 

“Watching ‘Game Of 
Thrones’ is a break from 
school work,” Bosarge 
said. “We would watch 
an episode almost ev¬ 
ery night, but it’s easy 
to balance it [school- 
work and downtime] if 
you are not binging it.” 

Bosarge said she usually 
has most of her homework 
done by 9 p.m. and has not 
seen a shift in her academic 
success since the premiere. 

According to a study 
at the University of Wis¬ 


consin, binge watching 
can be separated into two 
categories: unintention¬ 

al and intentional binge 
watching. Unintentional 
binging occurs when a per¬ 
son is unaware how many 
hours has passed since 
starting to watch a tele¬ 
vision, movie or sporting 
event. Intentional binging 
is the opposite. The person 
consciously makes a deci¬ 
sion to sit down for mul¬ 
tiple hours solely to watch 
media. The study found 
that “addiction symptoms 
were more common af¬ 
ter unintentional binges.” 

Some students head¬ 
ed downtown to Buffing¬ 
ton’s Sunday night to take 
a break from academia 
and watch the “Game 
Of Thrones” premiere. 

“We had about 20 to 30 
people come out,” said Trey 
Ford, a chef, server and 
bartender at Buffington’s. 

“We had a lot of busi¬ 
ness before the watch party 
but not during it. Only one 
guy ordered food. Most 
people ordered drinks.” 

Ford said Buffington’s 
first watch party was a 
success and the people sat 
silentl, i nvested whole 
heartedly in the premiere. 


However, he said the event 
did not pull in higher 
levels of revenue com¬ 
pared to regular nights. 

“We probably will host 
another watch party, but 
that’s just playing it by 
ear,” Ford said. “We had a 
decent turnout, so I don’t 
see why we wouldn’t.” 

With movies, like 
“Detective Pikachu” and 
“Avengers: Endgame,” and 
TV series, like “Bachelor- 
ette Reunion” and “Last 
Week Tonight With John 
Oliver,” premiering during 
finals week, students will 
have to make conscious 
decisions between spend¬ 
ing time on leisure ac¬ 


tivities and their studies. 

“It’s sad to say, but I 
am a procrastinator by 
nature, so it’s difficult to 
turn off YouTube and Net- 
flix to maintain grades,” 
said sophomore Richard 
Guyton, a music therapy 
major. “I try to go cold 
turkey in finals season be¬ 
cause I really want to make 
sure I get good grades.” 

Guyton said he takes 
regular breaks and re¬ 
verts back to his regularly 
scheduled TV show or vid¬ 
eo every couple of hours 
to avoid going “crazy” 
from the stress of finals. 

Instead of testing stu¬ 
dents at the end of the 


semester, some professors 
prefer to assign large end- 
of-year projects, which can 
be more time consuming. 

Dr. Hasitha Mahaba- 
duge, a physics professor, 
said his upper level phys¬ 
ics students are required 
to turn in a journal paper. 
The project is a group ef¬ 
fort and this semester is 
the first time he has re¬ 
quired students to turn in 
a project for as their final. 

As students advance 
in their field of study, 
balancing school work 
and fun will be the key 
to academic success and 
mental sanity as the se¬ 
mester comes to a close. 



















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04 . 24.2019 


MEGHAN LINDSTROM, NEWS EDITOR 
NICOLE HAZLETT, ASST. NEWS EDITOR 


NEWS 


Vaccine 

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 

are occurring,” accord¬ 
ing to the CDCs website. 

The University System 
of Georgia has immuni¬ 
zation policies in place to 
lessen the chance of out¬ 
breaks on college campuses. 

USG Board of Regents 
Policy 4.8.2 requires that 
students provide proof 
they are up to date on 
six vaccinations before 
they are allowed to attend 
GC: measles (two doses), 
mumps (two doses), ru¬ 
bella (one dose), varicel¬ 
la (two doses), tetanus/ 
diphtheria (one dose) and 
hepatitis B (three doses). 

Students can re¬ 
ceive exemptions from 
all these immuniza¬ 
tions, Anderson said. 

Student health services 


director Britt McRae said 
that if GC’s health clinic 
diagnosed a student with 
a spreadable disease such 
as measles, they would at¬ 
tempt to contain the in¬ 
fection by isolating the 
student or possibly sending 
them home. They would 
then inform the local health 
department to enlist an ep¬ 
idemiologist, McRae said. 

An epidemiologist is “a 
person who studies or is 
an expert in the branch of 
medicine which deals with 
the incidence, distribution 
and possible control of 
diseases,” according to the 
Oxford English Dictionary. 

McRae said that if GC 
had a widespread outbreak, 
student health services 
would usually “enlist ex¬ 
perts from the Department 
of Public Health to help 
manage cases and follow 
their recommendations.” 


Amber Erickson, direc¬ 
tor of epidemiology in the 
Georgia DPH North Cen¬ 
tral district, which includes 
Baldwin county, gave a 
statement on the procedure 
when there is an outbreak. 

Erickson said that epi¬ 
demiology programs across 
Georgia follow CDC guide¬ 
lines and recommendations 
based on case findings and 
disease prevention require¬ 
ments specific to the cause 
of an illness. Each investi¬ 
gation is unique, regardless 
of cause, and “requires a 
quick response by pub¬ 
lic health officials and our 
partners,” Erickson said. 

“ [In accordance with] 
state and national law 
and best practices, public 
health officials are the lead 
for these types of investiga¬ 
tions,” Erickson said. “Who 
is involved, both within 
public health and our exter¬ 


nal partners [depends on] 
the disease and situation.” 

Although unvaccinat¬ 
ed students would be dis¬ 
missed from campus until 
an outbreak was contained, 
there are basic procedures 
DPH advises them to fol¬ 
low until they are removed 
from the infected area. 

“Measles spreads quickly 
in an unvaccinated popula¬ 
tion,” said Michael Hokan- 
son, North Central DPH 
public information officer 
and risk communicator. 
“90% of unvaccinated peo¬ 
ple that come into contact 
with someone with mea¬ 
sles will become infected.” 

Hokanson said that 
while vaccination best 
prevents measles, “prac¬ 
ticing basic germ protec¬ 
tion can help reduce the 
chance of getting measles.” 

In an area where there 
is an outbreak, unvacci¬ 


nated individuals should 
avoid close contact with 
anyone showing signs 
of measles, wash hands 
properly and often and 
stay home if they feel ill. 

If a person believes they 
have been exposed to mea¬ 
sles or develops symptoms, 
they should contact their 
healthcare provider imme¬ 
diately and call ahead to in¬ 
form that they suspect mea¬ 
sles so the office can take 
necessary precautions to en¬ 
sure no one else is exposed. 

“Measles vaccine may 
prevent disease if given 
within three days after ex¬ 
posure,” Hokanson said. 
“Immune globulin may 
prevent or modify the dis¬ 
ease and provide tempo¬ 
rary protection if given 
within six days of expo¬ 
sure in persons who can¬ 
not have the vaccine.” 

The student health cen¬ 


ter offers tetanus/diph- 
theria, Tdap and influen¬ 
za vaccinations, but the 
Baldwin County Health 
Department offers all im¬ 
munizations required by 
GC policy as well as others 
that may protect students 
from spreadable diseases. 

The tetanus/diphthe- 
ria shot, required every 10 
years, is the immunization 
most often overlooked or 
forgotten, Anderson said. 

If a student needs a tet¬ 
anus/diphtheria shot, they 
can easily get it at BCHD. 

“If a student has received 
vaccines in Georgia, we 
can pull their information 
from the Georgia Registry 
of Immunization Transac¬ 
tions and Services (GRITS) 
and see what vaccines 
the student has received 
and what needs to be up¬ 
dated,” Hokanson said. 


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CHRIS COLLIER, SPORTS EDITOR 
ERIC BOYD, ASST. NEWS EDITOR 


SPORTS 


Hill's breakout season brings in another award 



Courtesy of GC Sports Information 


Cam Hill positions himself at the plate in a matchup against Paine 


Taylor Keil 

Staff Writer 

Outfielder Cameron 
Hill was awarded the Peach 
Belt Conference freshman 
of the Week for a con¬ 
ference record fifth time 
this season, and fourth 
time in a row last week. 

The left-handed fresh¬ 
man had a .467 batting 
average over a four game 
span, as well as having three 
multi-hit games with two 
runs scored and two RBIs. 

Hill went 2 for 3 against 
Clark Atlanta with an RBI. 
He also drove in a run in a 
3 for 5 outing in the series 
opener at Flagler. He dou¬ 
bled in that game and went 
2 for 4 in the series finale. 
He currently sits at ninth in 
the PBC in batting average. 

Wlien it comes to the 
rest of the season,Hill 
said he wants to con¬ 
tinue the hot streak. 

“It feels good, like hard 
work is paying off, but you 


know I just want to stay 
hot right now and try to 
keep it going,” Hill said. 

He credits his production 
to his mentors and leaders. 

“[I’m] getting out here 
and grinding hard and 
following in Wesley Worn- 
macks and Cal Gentrys 
footsteps, listening to the 
guys coach me, as well 
as Head Coach Eller and 
graduate Assistant Coach 
[Jake] Sandlin,” Hill said. 

Eller said his first im¬ 
pression of Hill told him 
all he needed to know. 

“The minute he stepped 
on campus, the first swing 
that he took during prac¬ 
tice.... I knew he was the 
right man for the job to re¬ 
place Logan Maddox in cen¬ 
ter field, which were some 
big shoes to fill,” Eller said. 

Eller said Hills oppo¬ 
nents are unaware of one 
of his biggest strengths. 

“Cam can really hit as 
we all know, but I think 
the thing our opponents 
don’t know about No. 21 


is he’s got a really good 
arm,” Eller said. “He is 
a plus thrower, he’s very 
accurate [and] he also 
moves well in the outfield 
and goes and gets balls.” 

Hill brings more than j ust 
baseball skills to the team. 

“He’s so much fun to 
be around everyday, and 
he’s got that million dol¬ 
lar smile that’s infectious 
to our team,” Eller said. 

While Hill was hitting 
ninth in the batting line up 
at the beginning of the sea¬ 
son, Eller has now placed 
him in the lead off position. 

Senior outfielder Wes¬ 
ley Womack said Hill 
has all the intangibles. 

“I knew Cam was spe¬ 
cial the first time I saw 
him,” Worn mack said. 
“He listens and he’s very 
humble. Cam has al¬ 
ways come in and worked 
hard, he’s left handed and 
has a beautiful swing.” 

Wommack said Hill’s 
success will follow him 
beyond the baseball field. 


Hill has shown the abil¬ 
ity to hit the ball to the 
opposite field, hit the ball 
through the middle and 
has great hands along with 


potential as a power hitter. 

As their 2019 sea¬ 
son concludes, the GC 
baseball team looks 

toward the future. 


“We are looking for 
our best performance, 
our breakout perfor¬ 
mance, and we feel like 
its close,” Wommack said. 



Cam Hill steps off the field and heads to the dugout in a matchup against Paine 















































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04 . 24.2019 


CHRIS COLLIER, SPORTS EDITOR 
ERIC BOYD, ASST. NEWS EDITOR 


SPORTS 



Courtesy of the Hudgins family 

The Hudgins brothers pose together at the field after a night game 



Courtesy of GC Sports Information 


Will Hudgins stands looks to his coach during the Florida Tech game 



Courtesy of GC Sports Information 

Josh Hudgins takes the mound and stares down the batter from Middle Georgia 


Brothers 

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 

After hearing that his 
older brother Will decided 
to hang up his spikes, Josh 
described feeling lost be¬ 
cause his role model in base¬ 
ball decided to stop playing. 


That sentiment wasn’t 
lost, however, as Will made 
a conscious decision to use 
his last year of eligibility to 
transfer to Joshs school of 
choice and play on the same 
team as his younger brother 
for the first and last time. 

“Honestly, if I didn’t 
have him this year, I would 
be lost, but having him on 
the team as a leader, its 


helped a lot,” Josh said. 

With the season com¬ 
ing to a close, the two 
brothers are reflecting on 
the only season they shared 
as teammates, while also 
looking towards the future 
With a degree in con¬ 
struction management 
already completed from 
Georgia Southern, Will has 
already received job offers 


from construction compa¬ 
nies and plans to begin his 
career in August. The mar¬ 
keting courses he has tak¬ 
en at GC will mainly help 
him manage and promote 
his woodworking business. 

Josh plans to contin¬ 
ue playing baseball at GC 
for the next three years. 
He is grateful he was able 
to grow as a baseball play¬ 


er during his first year 
at GC with the guid¬ 
ance of his older brother. 

Their last game together 
will be a celebratory occa¬ 
sion not only for the two 
brothers, but also for their 
entire family. Both parents, 
the oldest brother Jake and 
many more family mem¬ 
bers will show up to sup¬ 
port Will and Josh for their 


last game as teammates. 

“Its surreal,” Josh said. 
“I’m trying to soak up every 
moment and every single 
second with him now be¬ 
cause this season has flown 
by so fast. I want to enjoy 
every single second with 
him for my first and last 
season playing with him. 


Bobcat smash aims for esports expansion 



Courtesy of Cody House 

Smash Club meets in the basement of Parkhurst Hall to play Super Smash Bros 


James Robertson 

Contributing Writer 


The GC Smash Broth¬ 
ers club is looking to be¬ 
come an esports team. 

Super Smash Brothers 
is a game in which play¬ 


ers fight one another with 
characters from popular 
video game franchises. 
The maps are partly two 
dimensional and have 


items that players are able 
to use to their advantage. 

Cody House, a fresh¬ 
man physics major and 
president of the club, 


has seen the growth 
of the club first hand. 

“We already have the 
second biggest team out¬ 
side of Atlanta now,” 
House said. “We house 
our own tournament once 
every semester called the 
Milledgeville delusion.” 

The club goes to differ¬ 
ent tournaments, usually 
in Atlanta, but also occa¬ 
sionally to Florida and oth¬ 
er states. The best players 
in the group represent the 
club at the tournaments. 

While many of the best 
players in the state come 
from Atlanta, the club is 
attempting to change that. 

William Detjen, a se¬ 
nior English major, has 
been around since the 
clubs humble beginnings 

“I didn’t start playing 
Smash competitively un¬ 
til I got here [GC], and 
I was one of the original 
members,’’Detjen said. 

The club originated 
with a group of strang¬ 
ers brought together by 
the popular video game, 
Super Smash Brothers, 
after seeing an advertise¬ 
ment in the Colonnade. 


The club is looking to 
become an esports team 
for a number of reasons. 

“ [Becoming an esports 
team] would change how 
the club is viewed,” De¬ 
tjen said. “People want 
to jump in and you don’t 
have to take it seriously, 
but we are a competitive, 
serious team. We’re inter¬ 
ested in hardcore play.” 

Luke Belanger, a soph¬ 
omore business manage¬ 
ment major and member 
of the club, hopes to see 
the club grow in mem¬ 
bership in the future. 

“I think that being clas¬ 
sified as an esports team will 
help us grow a lot,” Belanger 
said. “That’s the issue we’ve 
been facing this semester; 
we haven’t been growing 
as much as we should. I 
think we’ll put a lot more 
focus on tournaments.” 

The club meets every 
Monday and has a weekly 
tournament, which helps 
determine informally 
where people are ranked. 

The club hopes to ex¬ 
pand as it continues holding 
tournaments ev¬ 
ery Monday. 






















































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04 . 24.2019 


CHRIS COLLIER, SPORTS EDITOR 
ERIC BOYD, ASST. NEWS EDITOR 


SPORTS 


GC alumni continue fulfilling coaching roles 



Courtesy of GC Sports Information 


Maurice Smith draws up the next play for his team vs. Augusta on Feb. 16 


Chris Collier 

Sports Editor 

There’s a family-like cul¬ 
ture forming throughout 
the hallways of Centennial 
Center. With over five for¬ 
mer Bobcats coaching at 
GC, coaches are leading on 
the same courts, fields and 
courses they once played on. 

Maurice Smith, head 
womens basketball coach, 
graduated as a Bobcat 
with a psychology degree 
in 2001. After graduation, 
Smith stayed in Milled- 
geville to work at the youth 
detention center. Two 
years later, Smith joined 
the coaching staff at GC 
in an effort to combine 
his passion for leading and 
mentoring with basketball. 

But staying in Milled- 
geville for the long 
haul wasn’t original¬ 
ly part of Smith’s plan. 

“I had intentions of 
becoming an assistant 
coach and using this as a 
springboard to get me to 
the next job,” Smith said. 
“But it’s hard to leave 
good people. It’s hard to 


leave a good, healthy en¬ 
vironment. It’s hard to 
leave people who really 
care about you as a person 
and you as a profession.” 

Ryan Aquino, assistant 
men’s basketball coach, 
graduated with a busi¬ 
ness management degree 
in 2012. Aquino played 
professional basketball 
in Germany before com¬ 
mitting to coach at GC. 
He said he appreciates 
the culture at the school. 

“The family feel, there’s 
something about it,” Aqui¬ 
no said. “The way I’m pas¬ 
sionate about GC, a lot 
of the faculty are. It’s not 
just, you’re here for two 
years and you try to move 
onto another school.’” 

Golf coach, Patrick 
Garrett, graduated with 
a biology degree in 2013. 
Like Smith and Aquino, 
Garrett wasn’t planning on 
sticking around Milled- 
geville for as long as he 
has. He said he took the 
reigns from longtime GC 
golf coach Jimmy Wilson 
after returning for a visit. 

“I had helped him 
[Wilson] out for a lit¬ 


tle bit throughout the 
years—helping him drive 
the bus and kind of act¬ 
ing as a volunteer assis¬ 
tant coach,” Garrett said. 

A former sixth man on 
the prolific 1999-2000 
Elite Eight squad in the 
NCAA tournament, Smith 
uses his playing experi¬ 
ence as a role player to 


better coach his players. 

“I often reference that 
role that I embraced 
and how it contribut¬ 
ed to the overall team 
success,” Smith said. 

Garrett said coaching at 
the same school he played 
golf at has given him a dif¬ 
ferent perspective. Having 
been a former GC play¬ 


er, he understands how 
difficult it is to balance 
academics with athletics. 

For Aquino, his connec¬ 
tion to GC goes beyond bas¬ 
ketball. His former team¬ 
mates have become family. 

“Basketball is kind of 
what brought us all to¬ 
gether and developed 
those life-long friend¬ 


ships,” Aquino said. 

As former Bobcats con¬ 
tinue to stick around lon¬ 
ger than they intended, it’s 
clear there’s a culture be¬ 
ing formed. Whatever the 
sport, GC athletics is about 
more than just the score- 
board—it’s about family. 














10 


04 . 24.2019 


KATIE O’NEAL, A&L EDITOR 
MORGAN SIMPSON, ASST. A&L EDITOR 


ARTS & LIFE 


JUUL 

CONTINUED FROM 
PAGE1 

school students more 
than doubled from 2011 
to 2012. Since then, use 
of any e-cigarette products 
have increased exponen¬ 
tially thanks to the intro¬ 
duction of various brands 
and styles such as JUUL. 

The FDA has increas¬ 
ingly relaxed its stance on 
the products likely due to 
their popularity and prof¬ 
itability. Because of this, 
companies are not required 
to report the contents used 
in the production of e-cig¬ 
arette ‘juice’, causing the 
youth currently being tar¬ 
geted by these companies 
to continually intake con¬ 


tents they are unaware of. 

A presentation Lidstone 
put together explains all the 
potential health issues and/ 
or risks that teens could 
face by consuming these 
products. One of these 
being that nicotine levels, 
as well as other impurities 
used in production of the 
juices, are not regulated 
or well quantified from 
product to product, mean¬ 
ing there is no way to tell 
how much of a potentially 
dangerous chemical enters 
ones system after one hit. 

Peer health educator stu¬ 
dent, Amara Tennessee, is 
passionate about informing 
others of the potential risks 
e-cigarettes could pose. 

“Because of how new 
the products are, there 
isn’t a lot of information 


about the different risks 
associated with e-ciga¬ 
rettes,” Tennessee said. 
“We do know however 
that there is a chemi¬ 
cal in the pod flavorings 
called diacetyl that poses 
serious health threats.” 

Lewis Barr, a junior bi¬ 
ology major, has heard of 
the FDA’s restriction of 
fruit flavors, and thinks 
it is a beneficial tactic to 
go about slowing the rap¬ 
idly rising nicotine craze, 
as well as preventing mi¬ 
nors from being exposed 
to such harsh chemicals. 

“It was a good move 
from the FDA to kind of 
control nicotine addic¬ 
tion in young kids”, Barr 
said. “I think this will 
overall decrease JUUL 
use amongst young kids. 


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Five Things to do 
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Summer 




Lockerly 

Arboretum 




Angie Yones / Art Director 


Adventures in Milly during the summer 


Sydney Wilson 

Staff Writer 

When summer arrives 
and the students head 
home, Milledgeville may 
seem empty and bland. 
However, hidden be¬ 
neath the summer haze 
and construction tarps is 
a multitude of fun activ¬ 
ities to keep your sum¬ 
mer occupied; you just 
have to know who to ask. 

Kaitlin Bryan, a ju¬ 
nior mass communication 
major, suggests check¬ 
ing out the antique store 
and thrift shops down¬ 
town without the crowd. 


“It’s a really differ¬ 
ent vibe in Milledgeville 
when all the students are 
gone; it’s a cool time, re¬ 
ally peaceful,” said Bryan, 
a resident of Milledgeville 
for the past three years. 

Auntie Bellum’s Attic, an 
antique shop,just moved to 
a new location on Hancock 
street next to The Local Yol- 
kal. For low prices you can 
find vinyl records, vintage 
clothes and oddities such as 
Central State merchandise. 

If Auntie Bellum’s At¬ 
tic doesn’t fit your fancy 
for vintage clothing, just 
around the corner is the 
thrift store, Miles of Styles, 
on Wayne street, which fre¬ 


quently has sales and a tiny 
Pomeranian named Harlee. 

If the great outdoors 
are more your scene, Mil¬ 
ly has a lot to offer, the 
first activity being spend 
a day at Lake Sinclair. 

“The lake is definitely 
a good go-to,” said Dane 
Pinney, a freshman mass 
communication major 
who has lived in Milled¬ 
geville since 2007. “Your 
first thing should be find a 
friend with a lake house.” 

Even if you can’t find a 
friend with a lake house, 
Lake Sinclair has plenty 
of public beaches. One of 
these public beaches can 
be found on Goat Island, 


residing in the northern 
part of the lake. Be sure 
to bring plenty of sun¬ 
screen for you and plen¬ 
ty of bread for the goats. 

Milledgeville local Ca¬ 
leb Fields, a freshman en¬ 
vironmental science major, 
suggests another use for 
Lake Sinclair: front row 
seats for the Fourth of July. 

“A lot of people shoot off 
fireworks out on the lake. If 
you’re here for the Fourth 
of July, that’s something 
I’d definitely recommend; 
see if you can make friends 
with someone who owns 
a boat and get out on the 
water to see it. It’s the best 
view of the fireworks in 


Milledgeville,” Fields said. 

If the water isn’t real¬ 
ly your speed, Bryan also 
suggests taking an ENO 
hammock out to Bartram 
Forest and reading a book 
with the leaves above to 
keep you cool. Bartram 
forest is located about 15 
minutes away from the GC 
campus on Irwinton road. 

However, if you love 
Lake Sinclair and Batram 
Forest and just can’t decide 
between them, the Oconee 
River Greenway offers the 
best of both worlds. Com¬ 
plete with walking trails, a 
dog park and the river, itself, 
the Green way has some¬ 
thing to offer everyone. 


“Last summer, I went 
with some friends and 
floated down the Green¬ 
way and that was really, 
really fun,” Bryan said. 

A final option of fun 
summer activities in 
Milledgeville, the Visi¬ 
tor’s Center recommends 
Lockerly Arboretum. Also 
located on Irwinton road, 
Lockerly consists of hik¬ 
ing trails through 50 acres 
of beautifully landscaped 
grounds and a grand An¬ 
tebellum home affection¬ 
ately called “Rose Hill.” 
The best part? It’s free. 




















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04 . 24.2019 


KATIE O’NEAL, A&L EDITOR 
MORGAN SIMPSON, ASST. A&L EDITOR 


ARTS & LIFE 


GC students share tips for stress-free finals week 


Hannah Daniel 

Senior Writer 

Finals week begins Tues¬ 
day, May 7 and students 
are loading up on caffeine 
and reserving study rooms 
in the library to make 
sure they are prepared. 

“I don’t ever study past 
10:00 p.m. and I nev¬ 
er study when I feel like I 
need a break,” said Allison 
Vielhaber, a senior mass 
communication major. 

According to a study 
conducted by MentalHelp 
in 2016, 89% of college 
students were stressed at 
least two to four times 
per semester, 30% said 
they were stressed for al¬ 
most the entire semester 


and 31% of students said 
that finals were the big¬ 
gest source of their stress. 

Liz Lohrmann, a busi¬ 
ness advisor at the advis¬ 
ing center, suggests that 
students start preparing 
early, instead of wait¬ 
ing until the last minute. 

“I make sure that every¬ 
thing is ready and in my 
book bag the night before, 
and if I had to dress up 
for a presentation, I would 
set it out the night before” 
said Daniella Thomas, a se¬ 
nior liberal studies major. 

Oxford learning discov¬ 
ered 11 of the worst study 
habits are: starting a study 
session without a plan, 
waiting until the last min¬ 
ute, spending hours study¬ 
ing, distractions such as so¬ 


cial media and cell phones, 
studying in front of the 
television, trying to cram 
the night before the test, 
not asking the professor 
for clarification when you 
fail to grasp a topic, study¬ 
ing to remember, instead 
of studying to understand, 
not remaining organized 
and keeping messy notes. 

GC recognizes the stress 
that students are facing. GC 
has made it a tradition to 
have “Midnight Breakfast “ 
at Maxwell Student Union 
the Monday before finals. 

Project Up is known for 
bringing puppies to campus 
during finals week in an ef¬ 
fort to help students shake 
off some of their stress and 
succeed going into finals. 



Pack your book bag 
the night before 


Study 

without 

distractions 


Study in a group 


Emma Lammers / Asst. Graphic Designer 


How to Make Finals 
Less Stressful 


Where are GC students going this summer? 


Hannah Wildes 

Contributing Writer 

With only a few more 
weeks of school left, 
many students are look¬ 
ing forward to their sum¬ 
mer plans whether that 
involves staying here in 
Milledgeville, going out of 
town or studying abroad. 

Angel Sosa, a senior 
exercise science major, 
has plans to stay here in 
Milledgeville for the sum¬ 
mer and finish up his un¬ 
dergraduate internship 
with GMC. He hopes to 
become a full time em¬ 
ployee there working with 
the coaches and players. 

“I was actually really on 
the fence about staying in 
Milledgeville this summer,” 


Sosa said. “I was planning 
on going to Jacksonville 
to complete my internship 
,but one door closes and 
another opens. Now I have 
the opportunity to possi¬ 
bly be a paid intern here.” 

This summer will also 
be Sosas first summer in 
Milledgeville. His goals for 
the summer are to deter¬ 
mine which graduate pro¬ 
gram to complete and set 
up plans to move to Jack¬ 
sonville, Florida, next year. 

“Fm excited to experi¬ 
ence a summer here. Fve 
heard its quiet, but I like 
quiet,” Sosa said. “I’m 
looking forward to getting 
two certifications, Certified 
Strength and Condition¬ 
ing and National Academy 
of Sports Medicine, which 
will help me get jobs and 
we just had a new coach at 


GMC that Fm excited to 
meet and get to know. It 
will also be nice to be able 
to get to see my family more 
often now that my summer 
schedule wont be as busy.” 

While some students 
like Sosa are staying here 
for the summer, others like 
Megan Pike, a junior exer¬ 
cise science major, plan on 
traveling outside of Geor¬ 
gia to Daytona, Florida. 

“Fm going on Sum¬ 
mer Leadership Project for 
summer,” Pike said. “SLP 
is where students from dif¬ 
ferent Campus Outreach 
organizations come to 
Daytona for a summer of 
training and growth while 
learning to share our faith 
with those around us.” 

While there, she will 
also be taking two on¬ 
line summer classes and 


holding a job that is pro¬ 
vided through SLP. Pike 
said that while she wants 
to do good in her classes, 
she does not want them 
to take priority over what 
she is doing in Daytona. 

“Fm really excited but 
at the same time its a lit¬ 
tle nerve-racking because 
I’ve never gone anywhere 
for this amount of time. 
I’ve never taken a trip like 
this,” Pike said. “Fm ex¬ 
cited to grow closer to the 
girls that are going and to 
develop those friendships.” 

Even though Pike is ready 
for this experience, she 
said she will miss Milled¬ 
geville because of the com¬ 
munity and the friend¬ 
ships she has found here. 

Another summer expe¬ 
rience that many GC stu¬ 
dents are doing is study 


abroad. Taylor Walls, a 
junior economics ma¬ 
jor, is going to Chile, 
South America for study 
abroad and an internship. 

“The scary part is that 
its all in Spanish,” Walls 
said. “We will partner with 
the University of Andes 
and stay with a host fam¬ 
ily rather than in a dorm. 
Professor Nicholson will be 
going down with us too.” 

Walls said that she took 
this opportunity because it 
was the only program GC 
offered and since all of her 
professors have spoken in 
the South American dialect, 
going to a South American 
country would be easier for 
her to understand than go¬ 
ing somewhere like Spain. 

While there, Walls’ goal 
is to be able to start conver¬ 
sations on her own and use 


English as little as possible. 
She will also be taking class¬ 
es to finish her Spanish mi¬ 
nor while doing an intern¬ 
ship in human resources. 

“I am nervous, but excit¬ 
ed. Nervous because I don’t 
know if I can speak that 
good of Spanish, but Fm 
excited because I’ve never 
been to South America, or 
Chile,” Walls said. “I want 
to immerse myself in the 
culture and I want to utilize 
my Spanish skills properly 
rather than in a classroom.” 

With a couple of months 
of summer break, many 
students are able to take 
advantage of the opportu¬ 
nities and experiences that 
are offered through taking 
classes, working, traveling 
or spending time at home. 


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