GOP wins the inaugural kickball gameBy MADDY FRITZ
A sporting event highlighting political passion and diplomatic differentiation took place this past Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Quad.
SGA sponsored the first Democratic/Republican Kickball Game to take place on Georgetown College’s campus. To signify which political preference they represented, students replaced their Georgetown orange and black spirit with the opposing red and blue colors of the Republican and Democratic parties.
President of the College Democrats Evan Harrell helped coordinate this exclusive sporting event. “SGA president Molly Shoulta originally talked to me about this idea at the beginning of the year,” Harrell said. “She wanted the College Republicans and Democrats to do this since we are coming up on an elec- tion year.” These two com- petitive forces provided the fuel for a heated yet enter- taining athletic debate.
With these teams consisting of the College Republican and College Democrat clubs, as well as other individuals from the student body, both were eager to put the other to shame. You may wonder how people left the game alive. Our very own president, Dr. William Crouch, was more than eager to vol- unteer to regulate the game as the head referee. Freshman Sam Whitlock enjoyed seeing President Crouch at the game. “Seeing President Crouch’s smile makes coming out to the kickball game totally worth it,” he said.
As for the results, the Republicans took home the Overall Champs and the Best Turnout Award. The approximately 10 Democrats won Best Spirit. Democrat S.E. Price summed up how the Democrats felt after the game: “The real win is in the election, not the kick- ball game.”
As far as the next kickball game is concerned, SGA will discuss hosting another. “I think it will be good to have some healthy competition between the two parties,” Harrell commented.
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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: JOSH SLONE
This week’s Senior Spot- light shows how it is pos- sible to defy convention while still being at George- town College. Outstand- ing senior Josh Slone tells how his past four years at Georgetown College have made him grow into the established and cultured person he is today.
Even though Josh is a Scott County native, the decision to apply and even- tually live on Georgetown College’s campus wasn’t easy. “It was difficult. I had my mind set on attending an Ivy League school, and it was a hard realization, settling for Georgetown.”
Josh had originally planned on attending Harvard University, but after personally meeting with Dr. Crouch his junior year of high school, he was impressed with the academic opportunities Georgetown had to offer, “The main thing that attracted me was the Oxford program. The ability to study at a top university was what made my decision.” Once Josh finalized trips on campus and met with professors, he then realized he wasn’t settling after all.
Four years later, Josh has achieved more than the average Georgetown student. Josh will be graduating in May with a double major in political science and Spanish, along with a minor in philosophy.
During his junior year of college, he traveled to England to study comparative politics and political theory at Regent’s Park College at the University of Oxford during the Hilary term. “It was the greatest experience of my life, hands down. It was liberating culturally, intellectually and spiritually; overall it was just a fascinating experience.”
Along with the opportunity to study, Josh enjoyed experiencing the cultural differences, “Tutors and peers all lived and breathed their work and what they studied,” he commented. He also really enjoyed being in an environment where others around him were living out their discipline and were able to focus on their studies.
After experiencing an entirely new culture for eight weeks, Josh developed a hunger for tasting more of the cultural diversity that the world has to offer. When discussing if he was ready to leave campus, he mentioned, “I will miss my friends and faculty dearly. I will not miss the cultural and intellectual restrictions and lack of theological diversity. We live in a very cookie cutter, homogenous environment,” Josh added, “People need to have their beliefs challenged and see just how different their lives can be.” Josh appreciates the chance he got to experience another culture, and is looking for- ward to expanding his cultural as well as intellectual horizons in law school. Even though Josh has already traveled to England, his future plans may guide him overseas once more. He is anxiously awaiting responses from several scholarship applications, some of which include the Fulbright, Cambridge and Marshall scholarships. With these scholarship acceptances, Josh may find himself traveling to Spain or back to England. “It would be ideal to study abroad again in addition to going to law school. Witnessing and partaking in the exchange and market of ideas, it’s great!”
Josh has been preparing non-stop to complete the final touches of his under- graduate education, “I am presenting a paper in two weeks at Notre Dame, and I haven’t even started it yet,” he confesses. Josh is highly dedicated to pursuing the academic goals that he has set for himself. He had to contemplate the concept of an ideal vacation, “I don’t know if I’ve ever had one of those. I typically use my vacations to catch up on homework,” he added, “But a relaxing vacation would be somewhere in the Caribbean on a white sand beach and copious amount of alcoholic beverages,” he laughed. With 18 hours this semester, alongside his part-time jobs, time is definitely of value. During the little free time he has, he enjoys reading modern classics such as works by Swift, Tolkien, Rowling and Lewis. “It is a regret that I didn’t have the opportunity to involve myself more with the community,” but he wouldn’t change a thing. Aside from the hard- earned 3.95 GPA, the honor of playing his trom- bone in Carnegie Hall, and his impressive scores on the LSAT, if there is one personal accomplishment he has made, “It is that I have recently learned how to be comfortable in my own skin,” Josh says about the topic that has been a big personal challenge for majority of his life. With this outlook, “despite the pain and turmoil of our lives and how tempting it is to check-out, human life still has intrinsic value, and because of this, people should stick around.” Josh provides underclassmen with lasting words of advice to help him overcome his past, present, and future challenges, as well as pro- vide the motivation to succeed in life.