REALationships Poll surprisesBy WHITLEY ARENS
If you’re reading this week’s issue of The Georgetonian in chronological order, then you’ve just read the two-page spread of REALationship profiles. In addition to those interviews, a poll, concerning different relationship issues, was conducted. Besides the questions featured in the graphs on either side of this, there were a few essay questions in the survey.
*Could you, generally speaking, describe the “dating scene” at Georgetown College?
-“It is nonexistent. I do not date at school. It is a small population where rumors fly. Many people try to move too fast and that is not something I need this late in my life here.”
-“It’s much like the new American TV show airing on MTV, “Skins” except with slightly fewer allegations of child-pornography.”
-“The dating scene at GC is pretty polarized. I think that people are often either pre-engaged or just sleeping around. There doesn’t seem to be much space in between for casually dating.”
*How does the college setting positively affect relationships and friendships?
-“College provides you a lot more time to spend with your friends/sig. other. This can be a bad thing too, but especially at a small community like Gtown it means that you get to form deeper relationships quicker.”
-“You are able to do whatever you want because there is not a parent figure around all the time.”
*How does the college setting negatively affect relationships and friendships?
-“The student search on My.Georgetown—that thing is the stalker’s best friend! Not healthy relationship material!”
-“Sometimes the setting can be claustrophobic. Your friends are hard to escape during fights or hard times. Also, your privacy is almost nonexistent, which can be a burden on new relationships.”
GC baseball set for 2011
With a load of talent, a fresh recruiting class, some special coaches and a will to win, GC baseball has high expectations for the 2011 campaign.By ANDY RUSSELL
The GC baseball team entered this season with some very high expectations. Others saw the talent level, poise and coaching of the team and voters in the MSC pre-season poll gave the Tigers the number two ranking in the pre-season; they received one first place vote. Campbellsville was favored in the West division.
The team finished its first season under new head coach Brian Karlet last season with a 19-9 record in the MSC and they are bringing in many great freshman and several transfers that will make an immediate impact on the field.
The Tigers have been training for months now and got their 2011 campaign underway this week when they visited Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. They played in a doubleheader on Sunday and they split the series 1-1 with Belmont Abbey winning the day game, 6-4 and GC winning the night game, 2-1.
K.C. Massie pitched five innings with five hits and five earned runs and took the loss for the Tigers. Tanner Baldwin led the charge offensively for the Tigers with two RBIs and a score.
The night game went much differently for the Tigers: Randy Guite led the offensive attack and had two hits, while scoring two runs. Jason McGinnis took the mound for the Tigers and pitched a near—flawless game: seven innings, four hits, zero earned runs and eight strikeouts.
The rubber match with Belmont Abbey was Monday afternoon in which the Tigers were more-or-less demolished 10-3. Tyler Fisher and Tanner Baldwin played a good game from the plate for the Tigers going 5-of-9 with three RBIs. GC featured four different pitchers and none were able to stop the attack of the Crusaders on Monday afternoon. Matt Smith was saddled with the loss after pitching three innings of four run baseball.
The team returns to action on the road against Emmanuel College in Georgia on Friday for three games, then they will head to Faulkner University in Alabama for a two-game series. The team’s first home stand will be on February 26 against Lindenwood at 12 p.m.