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IndexPage 4Top ten useful and, thankfully, free apps by Haley She! eld

Page 6Creative, a! ordable Christmas gi" s for college students by Tessa Caroll

Page 8Asbury students share their most embarrassing college-related storiesby Melissa Landon

Page 10A guide to procrastinate well all week longby Erika Graham

Page 12Creative ways to de-stress and enjoy life by Katelyn Cook

Page 13Six intriguing college courses you won’t # nd at Asburyby Shelby Wright

Page 14$ e top # ve songs to listen to while studyingby Willie Howell

Page 16Play Monopoly Asbury style with a custom-made board

Page 18Moving to Kentucky results in culture shockby Alexis Witman

Page 20Custom-made shakes that melt in your mouth like candyby Aubrey Hillis

Page 22Relieve your stress with a few yoga movesby Brittany Howard

Page 23$ e curious part we play in sportsby Hayes Creech

Page 24Take a break and head to these local hot spotsby Will Houp

Page 26Uncover a few mysteries of Asbury’s pastby Heather Teshera

Page 28Improve your dorm with these tipsby Anna Bloom

Page 30Asburyopoly pieces

CreditsRiah Lawry - Graphic design consultant and biographies photographerSam Withey - Front and back cover photographerJane Brannen - Cover and Asburyopoly designBethany Smith - Cover modelAlex Heath - Asburyopoly manCourtney LeMay - Copy editorDavid Wheeler - Course instructor

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By Anna Leon,Asbury Collegian Executive Editor

The di! erence between " nals week in the fall and spring se-mesters is about as drastic as the di! erence between the

Hulk and # umbelina. In the spring, the weather is warm; breezes wa$ through so$ , green leaves; birds sing; and the prospect of summer and freedom peers all too enticingly from every page in our textbooks. In the fall, it’s cold; icy winds knife through the thickest layers; tree branches shatter if you touch them; birds lie dead on the ground; and we’ve not even entered the winter season.

I’d like to o! er a few words of encour-agement: winter may be bitterly cold, icy, dangerous for walking or driving, dreary and a loving nurturer of the % u, but it isn’t all bad. For one, there’s Christ-mas! I think I like the Christmas prepa-rations almost more than the day itself. # e kitchen smells heavenly for at least a week prior, as we bake pies, breads, cas-seroles and cookies enough to feed every giant the fairy tales have ever imagined. Returning from caroling to wrap our sti!

hands around mugs of hot chocolate; sit-ting around the " reside with friends and a deck of cards; holding my little brother in my lap as my mom reads a story aloud at night; there’s something so satisfyingly nostalgic about this time of year.

Lately I’ve wondered, though, why we associate these things exclusively with Christmas. Christmas ends, January

comes, and whump! # e spring semes-ter squashes us % at and we soldier on to the distant hope of sunlight that actually warms our skin.

Christmas ends and winter has barely begun, but is this such a bad thing? May-be trees are so brittle that the branches litter all the sidewalks, but there is an aus-tere beauty when everything is covered in

ice and snow. # e monochromatic color scheme may seem insu! erably drab, but what if we took a minute to appreciate the lines and symmetry that show more clearly now, without saturated color to distract us? Finding a " reside to con-gregate around may be a little di& cult at school, but friends are hardly in short supply, and you can buy a tub of Swiss Miss from just about anywhere for a tiny fraction of your biweekly salary.

Here’s my brilliant idea: just because it’s " nals week doesn’t mean we all have to fall prey to the zombie craze. Take a break from your diligent studying to appreci-ate the beauty of God’s creation around us, whether it’s nature or your fellow in-habitants of Asbury’s campus. It’s good to have hope for good things to come, but if we live in a constant state of anticipation, than we lose the opportunity to catch the blessings of every present moment.

In the words of the great poet, Bobby McFerrin, “When you worry, your face will frown, and that will bring everybody down. So don’t worry; be happy.”

Letter from the


“Just because it’s finals week doesn’t mean we all have to fall

prey to the zombie craze.”

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Red Laser BarCode Scanner: Uses state-of-the-art barcode recognition that

reads almost any barcode and searches for low prices from hundreds of retailers. Red Laser also provides nutritional facts for food items.

Nike Boom: Syncs your music to your workouts, with famous athletes and coaches motivating

you along the way. ! roughout your workout you’ll get blasts of motivation from the athletes you select, pushing you to drive harder and keep your eyes on the prize.

RedBox: Detects your current location and suggests the nearest RedBox locations

for you to choose from. Reserve your DVD(s) at your desired location. ! is app also allows one to save locations as “favorites” for quick reference.

GasBag: Find the cheapest gas near you. If that isn’t enough, this app allows you to search for a speci" c type of gas, log your mileage and gas expenses, and track the e# ciency of your car—or maybe lack thereof.

Instagram: Edit your photos with e$ ects and " lters to create amazing-

looking images. Easily upload to Facebook, Twitter and other social networking products. Transform an average image into a custom work of art.

Pinterest: ! is rising trend of “pinning” things that catch your eye is a concept similar to bookmarking. By

“pinning” anything from places to visit, shopping, cra% s, fashion, recipes, wedding ideas and parties, Pinterest allows you to reference these items again later on and share them with your followers.

Starbucks Mobile Pay: ! e fastest way to get your Starbucks: just scan and go.

Manage your Starbucks balance and reload your card. ! is app also includes a store locator, “perfect-drink-builder,” job opportunity search, nutritional facts, and menu browser.

Pizza Finder: ! is app identi" es your location, provides you with a list of pizza

restaurants nearby, and allows you to call them with one screen tap. Listings include specials, delivery options and ratings.

Epicurious Recipes: ! is next-generation kitchen companion enables food lovers to search for professionally created

and tested recipes, make interactive shopping lists, follow step-by-step stove-side instructions, and sync to your online recipe box. Search over 30,000 food and drink recipes or browse categories by skill level and theme, then save and share your favorites.

iFlashcards: Create your own & ashcards and carry them wherever you go.

Ability to include images, mix-and-match cards, color coordinate and search by keywords. ! is will boost your pro" ciency, enabling you to study anywhere, even if you’re away from your books.

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theof by Tessa Carroll

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# is is a simple but brilliant gi$ that adds extra % avor to any warm drink.

Simply melt chocolate in a pot and stir spoons around in the melted chocolate. You need to make sure there is enough melted chocolate to fully submerge the spoon. Place spoons on a sheet and place in freezer until hardened. You can add anything you want to the spoons, like bits of candy canes or cinnamon—the possibilities are endless!

Here’s a great idea for that special person in your life to show them just how much you love them. On

di! erent pieces of paper write encouraging words, what you love about them, special memories, etc. Take that paper and glue it to a card. Hole punch each card once or twice, depending on how you want to put them together. # en stick rings or ribbons in the holes to make it into a book. Get creative with it; it can be as colorful and crazy as you want!

# is gi$ is great for all the ladies on your list. Begin by mixing 2 1/2 cups of sugar with 1 cup of oil (any

kind of cooking oil. I don’t recommend olive oil; the scent is a little too strong). Add in 4 tablespoons of lemon juice (or peppermint extract for a more Christmas-y feel). # is mixture will make enough to " ll a 12-ounce Mason Jar, and you’ll have just enough le$ over to clean your hands a$ erwards too!

Place 1/2 cup of dry cake mix (your choice) in one plastic bag and 1/2 cup of icing (again, your choice)

in the other. Tie them both with a colorful ribbon and place inside a large microwave-safe ceramic mug. On a note card, write these instructions: “Empty the contents of the cake mix bag into the cup. Add 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (found on the omelet bar in the caf), and 1 1/2 tablespoons of water. Mix well, approximately one minute. Microwave for two minutes on full power or until cooked through. Use caution in removing the cup from the microwave, as it is hot. Allow the cake to cool for one minute. Add icing and enjoy!”

Go to my Pinterest site at


homemade-gi$ s

# ere you will " nd more detailed

instructions on the gi$ s I’ve already

posted plus much more!

How in the world are you going to a! ord Christmas presents for everyone on your list? Especially those people who seem to have everything? (Seriously, the only thing they don’t have is the moon!) Well, usually at this point I start going into what my mom likes to call my “Drama Queen Stage.” I make mountains out of molehills, cry over broken pencils, eat as much chocolate as I can " nd and somehow I end

up on the % oor. Every time. Never fails. Don’t believe me? Ask my mom. She’ll tell you all about my search for my prom dress and how I told the whole world I was going in a burlap sack! # ankfully it never came down to that, but you get my point.

Ok, now before you order your own burlap sack (or whatever it is you do), know that there is an answer: homemade gi$ s! Now don’t roll your eyes at me; I’m

serious! Try something new this year and make a gi$ that is not only unique and perfect for each person on your list, but also CHEAP! As a college student, I know the joys of " nding a quarter on the street to put towards your laundry fund, and any way to keep that fund above the red line is a de" nite plus. You may still be skeptical at this point, but trust me, I have searched high and low for the best homemade gi$ s, and I’ve " nally found the perfect ones that are easy, cheap and will leave everyone asking, “You made that?” So get out that Christmas list of yours and head into this holiday season with con" dence. As for " nals stress… we can wear our burlap sacks together.

...make a gift that is unique and perfect for each person CHEAP!on your list, but most importantly

W hen it comes to Christmas gifts, people often experience two emotions. One is pure excitement because you are nally going to get that shiny new iPad 2 you have been wanting for FOREVER.

However, after you nish thinking about all the amazing apps you are going to download (see Haley’s article for the best ones), the second emotion slowly comes over you like a very unwelcome wet blanket: panic.

Creative Gift Ideas for College Students

Lemon Sugar and Scrub

Cupcake in a Cup

Chocolate Covered Spoons

52 Reasons To Love You

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A Trip Down Awkward Lane...

Have you ever tripped down the stairs in the cafeteria and spilled whatever food you’d just gotten from the grille? Have you ever sat in quantum physics class in room

201 for ten minutes only to realize that you belonged in room 301? You’re not alone because everyone does dumb stu! ! And some people are willing to share.

Trevor’s story occurred at the beginning of his freshman year during the T.A.G. scavenger hunt event. Trevor said, “I told myself I was going to get rid of the image I’d had of the uncoordinated and goofy guy.” He was outside the old Cor-bitt building, and “because I’m blind in my right eye, and I wasn’t paying attention, I smashed my face right into the big satellite dish outside Corbitt.” # en he fell down. How many people were there to see it? “Tons—everyone doing the scavenger hunt was there. So, like every T.A.G. group!” Trevor pointed to his face. “I had a bruise from here”—he points at his eyebrows—“to here”—he points to his hair-line—“for like two weeks.”

Trevor Hudson turns a blind eye

Open dorm is great, except when you don’t know about it. Senior Chris Wiley had no idea that his hall would be full of tons of people—including girls—when he exited the bathroom in his towel a$ er his shower. He said he just acted like it was not a big deal and walked down the hall. His resi-dent director talked to him about it later. One more reason, ladies and gentlemen, that you should check your email ob-sessively, so you’ll know when the entire campus is going to visit your dorm. Or just bring a bathrobe.

Chris Wiley’s towel troubles

Lindsey McKenzie’s dive of shameLindsey told a story about when she was walking out of

the cafeteria one time, and she “thought it would be really cool to try to jump over the cement barrier-thing.” Unfor-tunately, when she tried to do that, her % ip-% op got caught, and she did a % ip and landed % at on her back. She said it was painful and really embarrassing because people prob-ably saw her dive of shame, including the Russian judge, who gave her a 4.5. “My life is an embarrassing moment!” Lindsey said.

Becca recounted the events preceding and following the day she ate an entire napkin—without knowing it. One day at lunch, Becca went to go get a drink and le$ her sandwich sitting on the table. Her friends put an Asbury College napkin

Josh shared one story from the beginning of his " rst year at Asbury. He was at the progressive dinner T.A.G. event with his group at one of the student centers, and he was

Josh Jones speaks Irish?

Students share their most embarrassing stories

Becca Richards eats a napkin

By Melissa Landon

in her sandwich. “Supposedly … the napkin was sticking out of the end of the sandwich,” Becca said. She ate every bit of it. Did her friends tell her a$ erwards? No, they just told everyone else. One day “about two months later,” Becca was eating din-ner with friends. One of them decided to tell the napkin story, and everyone at the table burst out laughing. “It was embar-rassing … I was so shocked,” she said. “Everyone knew about it, even people I didn’t know!” Becca said people would walk up to her and say, “’You’re that napkin girl, aren’t you?’” # e napkin ordeal started a bit of a feud between Becca and the “mastermind” behind the prank, and the ongoing shenani-gans have included CPOed napkins, TPed dorm rooms, and even broccoli in pockets. # e feud continues to this day.

Photo by Melissa Landon

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So next time you call one of your classmates the wrong name or walk out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to your shoe, remember that these things happen to the best of us. Just laugh it o! and forget about it. Or tell the story to someone writing an article so everyone else can laugh, too.

Jon and Joel were visiting the college as prospective stu-dents during scholarship weekend several years ago. It was a cold night, so they quickly entered the Johnson building right below Johnson 2nd East, not realizing they were about

Jon Ramsey and Joel Archer mistake Sarah-Johnson for Johnson

What’s your story?

How many of these epic fail moments have you experienced?Slept through an exam. Had your phone go off in the middle of chapel.

Called your professor the wrong name. Completely forgot what you were talking about in the middle of a speech.

Tripped up the stairs in front of a total stranger. Sneezed on the person in front of you.

And now for your score: 0-1 : You’re lyin’. 2-3: Pretty darn embarrassing. 4-5: You crazy. 6: Seriously!?

meeting a lot of di! erent people. He was also learning the names of some attractive girls, and they were talking about where they were from. Josh said, “One said she was from Ire-land. I asked, ‘What language do they speak in Ireland?’ And she said, ‘Uh, English…’” Oops, another setback for Anglo-American relations.

to walk into Sarah Johnson, a girl’s hall. Jon said, “We walked right in and were rather shocked to see girls there … We were soon made aware of our mistake.”

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Procrastination is o$ en synonymous with late nights, ca! eine overdoses and feelings of deep regret, but to many students, this has become a normal routine. # e seasoned procrastinator is well-versed in methods to e! ectively complete assignments in the last minute during the semester, but " nals week requires an expertly developed strategic plan in order to conquer " ve consecutive days of due dates.

# at coveted plan has " nally been published and is yours to adopt. Each day of the week contains a scenario and a solution to e& ciently study for a " nal and not miss out on the social activity that all of your suspiciously stress-free friends are planning for the night.



PLAN: Email everyone in the class who doesn’t

look like they put together a weekly reading

plan for the semester. Assign one chapter per

person to read and summarize, then have each

person email the chapter notes to the group.

Once assembled, the notes will (hopefully)

provide a condensed version of the book

and it doesn’t carry the same guilt as using

SparkNotes. You’ve also cut down your reading

time to about an hour, which means more

time to enjoy the frozen yogurt.

PLAN: YouTube is a masterful teacher when it comes to learning by visual examples. # e " nal requires a working knowledge of everything from cell reproduction to identi" cation of frog organs, and I can’t think of a better way to learn all of these concepts than by watching videos like Cell, Cell Baby, or How to Dissect a Frog: Ninja Style. You might miss a few small details on the test, but these videos have got the basics covered and take a maximum of twenty

minutes to sit down and watch.

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PLAN: Download the free Daily Audio Bible

app, and take some headphones with you to

the movie. It will require some skill to listen to

the Bible being read to you while also watching

talking apes roam around, but anything can be

accomplished with the right motivation. Make

sure not to tell anyone your plans beforehand,

because they will probably try to ditch you out

of embarrassment.






FRIDAYA$ er completing all of your " nals

and maintaining your presence at

all of the best places to be during

the week, it’s " nally time to sit

back and relax while you watch

the good grades roll in.






PLAN: Enlist the help of # e Onion, a publication

who calls itself “America’s " nest news source.” It

will be an invaluable resource to fully understand

all the political terminology that you’ve been

trying to memorize. If reading isn’t your thing,

the latest nine episodes of “# e Daily Show” with

Jon Stewart are up on Hulu to watch instantly.

Either way, you’ll simultaneously catch yourself

up on current events and " nally understand why

your vote doesn’t actually matter.



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PLAN: You might " nd yourself su! ering from writer’s

block due to the pressure of " nishing the paper before

your date night. # is can easily be solved by picking

up some extra inspiration from a renowned artist who

captivated PBS audiences for over a decade: Bob Ross.

His unique artistic descriptions may not be found in

your textbook vocabulary lists, but describing the use

of a “wet-on-wet technique” in your paper can only enhance the overall quality. If you still " nd yourself stressed over the assignment and want to make sure to

get that A, ditch the ballet and call up one of the two

Bob Ross-certi" ed instructors in Lexington to receive

" rst-hand painting experience—and possibly some

bonus points.

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Rutgers University organizes a ten-day event for students called “De-Stress Fest.” Health advocates teach students how to make stress balls. At this event, students can beat on drums or paint a mural. Massage therapists provide students with free massages. # ey can participate in yoga classes. Asbury students can participate in similar events too. Yoga classes are o! ered in the Luce Center. Students can make appointments at a local spa for a massage. If a student is willing to spend a little extra money, then he or she can unwind by getting a back massage. It is worth the splurge to ease the discomfort of " nals week.

by Katelyn Cook Cruise Through Finals

Faithful Friends

Do you ever feel a strong need or desire to scream very loudly? Screaming could be the solution to all of your problems. Stanford, Harvard and Northwestern University participate in a uni" ed “primal scream.” Students at these schools gather during midnight of " nals week to scream for a few minutes. # is tradition has continued for years. Scream therapy is bene" cial for relieving stress and tension. Are you willing to scream? I can’t hear you! I would like to see Asburians participate in this fun event. You can RSVP to my event on Facebook and make this “primal scream” an o& cial event on Asbury’s campus! We can congregate together on Reasoner Green during one night of " nals week. Even if you can’t attend this glori" ed scream fest, don’t fret; you can always scream into your pillow without disturbing your roommate.

Shout It Out

Spas in Lexington:

De-Stress Fest

It is important to approach the exams with a positive attitude. Even though it is stressful, it can also be fun and enjoyable. You should study hard and remain focused, but you should allow yourself time to meditate and relax as well. Quirky ideas for relaxation can sometimes be just the thing you need. We all hope to maintain a respectable level of sanity throughout this week. Your friends may believe the rumors of your demise if you never escape from the con" nes of your dorm room. It is better to be refreshed and renewed. Don’t forget that we are all in this together. Let’s make the most out of our time by " nding serenity amid all the chaos.

Stay Motivated

Charles Shultz, the cartoonist of Peanuts, once said, “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Many individuals agree that dogs provide comfort and companionship; I have always held a special place in my heart for dogs. I have fond memories of watching movies such as “All Dogs Go to Heaven,” “Shiloh” and “Where the Red Fern Grows.” Dogs possess a cathartic quality about them by enabling individuals to experience feelings of unabated euphoria. Some people share my same love for dogs. # e student members at Chapman University’s Active Minds Club, a group that promotes mental awareness, organize an annual event called “Furry Friends for Finals.” Puppies & Reptiles for Parties, a company based in Torrance, Calif., provides students with several dogs for a few hours during " nals week. # e club members also distribute informative pamphlets that discuss ways to reduce stress. A puppy would be a great gi$ to ask your parents for this Christmas. How can you reject a loving, adorable creature?

Alure Salon and Spa Day:www.aluresalonandspa.com

Seasons Salon and Spa: www.seasonssalonandspa.com

Posh Salon and Spa:www.poshsalonandspa.com

Euphoria Salon and Spa:www.euphoriasalon-ky.com

As the end of the fall semester quickly approaches, many college students o$ en become lethargic and uninspired. # ey desperately yearn to crawl back into

the comfort of their warm beds. I can relate to this feeling of disenchantment. # ese cold, tiresome days seem to continue forever. However, we should " nd better solutions to cure our fatigue and temporary woes. We can assuage the stress from school by discarding negativity and replacing it with ingenuity.

Photograph by Brandon CookGinger was adopted from Little Victories,

an animal rescue group, in my hometown.

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Whether they be from Penzance or the Caribbean, swashbuckling buccaneers have wooed the 21st century. This Arizona State University course delves deeper into the real and much less glamorous lives of true pirates.

Age of Piracy

Portkeys, Apparation, Floo Powder and Broomsticks: how does it all work? Luckily, this seminar at Frostberg State University breaks down the magic of Harry Potter using the basic principles of physics (oxymoron, anyone?) And you thought Hermione was a nerd.

Harry Potter

Just in case you never hopped on the YouTube bandwagon and learned how to Rick Roll someone, this course teaches you how to engage a culture using YouTube. Pitzer College students are also required to upload their own videos as homework.


“Popular ‘Logic’ on TV Judge Shows”—don’t act like you’ve never been home on a weekday at two o’clock. Too embarrassed to watch soap operas, you ip on “The People’s Court” or “Judge Judy.” While the legal aspects may not entice you, I’m sure you love it when Judge Judy gets into it with the defendant. This University of California, Berkeley course takes a look at people’s “logic” in courtroom defense and why they respond the way they do when asked certain questions.

Judge Judy

“It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel ne)” is the actual name of the course. No, really. This Alfred Unversity [New York] course studies the reasons behind the fascination of the “apocalypse now” mentality in modern day society, using sources such as the Old Testament, the movie Armageddon, and my suggestion for this year’s new course reference: Harold Camping.

The Apocalypse

Between Western Classics and Quantum Physics, who really has time to perfect the art of getting dressed? Never fear, Princeton is here and offering a course that is said to put you in touch with your memory, personal history, and social phenomena such as fashion. Though it is to be assumed that a person accepted to Princeton would be fully able to dress himself or herself, it’s safe to say that it is a timeless skill that should always remain fresh in our memory.

Getting Dressed

Six college courses you won’t ! nd at

Pick a major, any major, and you’re likely to receive comments from many family members. Granted, it can get frustrating defending classes year after year. So wouldn’t you love to take a class on Piracy or YouTube and explain to your parents that you’re taking it because you “have to!”

Here at Asbury, your chances of taking a course on getting dressed or arguing with Judge Judy is pretty slim, but you can dream—dream of a test where you’re graded for all of your “research” on Facebook and YouTube.

Dream of a week of nals in these actual classes: the six best classes you wish you could take.

ASBURYBy Shelby Wright

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Uncle Willie’s Top Five

From the time Ug and Og used to jump around the " re and beat drums to escape the nagging of their hairy cavewomen, music has been an integral part in managing life’s downs. So, take a quick break from that 35-page course summary; kick your feet up and let some of my favorite upli$ ing tunes mellow your mood. # is is Uncle Willie’s Top Five Finals Week Study Jams.

Study Jams

No question about it, this song is number one. I don’t think it’s

possible to listen to this song without feeling de-stressed. Written by Bob Marley, the original third-world super-star who brought reggae to the masses, this island jam has a groove and a message

that withstands the test of time. As we all know, Marley had a very famous habit of relieving stress in a di! erent way than music, but I won’t go into that.

From the very " rst slap of the snare, this song puts me in a trance. A steady drum-beat, " lled with the slap of

rimshots and woodblocks, moves like a mellow train beneath a melodic island guitar-line. In the dead of winter during a week of constant brain-picking and scrambling, this song serves as a warm and welcome Ca-ribbean breeze.

My life was forever changed

a$ er my Papua New Guinean friend Richard introduced me to Marley’s greatest hits album, “Legend.” Although it took me some time, I was eventually hooked on reg-gae, a music that has since opened my ears to a world of musical styles from hun-dreds of countries.

Bob Marley – Is This Love?


In my mind, the ‘80s music scene was a utopian

paradise, where everyone was happy, fun-loving and frizzy haired and where the synthesizer reigned as king. Steve Winwood’s clas-sic, “Higher Love,” takes us

back to 1986. When you are feeling

overwhelmed in your stud-ies—or in life for that mat-ter, try to surround your-self with music that picks you up instead of sinking you deeper into sadness. If you just broke up with

your girlfriend, listening to Damien Rice for three weeks straight probably wouldn’t be a great idea.

Higher Love is the defi-nition of a feel good song. From the very beginning of the song, a vibrant and busy rhythm section leads

you into the hook, a bub-ble-gum ‘80s dance groove, down to the keyboard horn-effects and slap-bass. Disclaimer: You are not too cool to listen to ‘80s music and actually enjoy it. Who-ever told you that was lying.

Steve Winwood - Higher Love


By Willie Howell

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One of the great-est and most-cov-ered songwriters in

recent music history, Leon-ard Cohen rose to promi-nence in the early ‘60s. # is, his most famous song, is

nothing short of a master-piece. Ladies might not sym-pathize with his gru! voice, but to men, his bottom-of-the-barrel vocals smack of wisdom and of years of liv-ing.

To hear this voice half-singing, half-speaking po-etry over a smoky, slow-moving bass line is a moving experience. Cohen’s sounds like a father should, and if you aren’t moved by this

song, you should check your vital signs.

Focusing your mind on a beautiful and artistic song can set your mind straight just as well as a song that makes you dance.

Leonard cohen - Hallelujah


Three ways to keep the music in your life

Grooveshark Spotify

Tracy Chapman broke onto the scene

in the early ‘90s with her songs of revolution and so-cial justice. She gained many admirers with her humble personality and earthy style of songwriting. Few have

a voice and style so natu-ral and soulful. Everyone remembers “Fast Car,” but fewer have taken the time to listen to Tracy’s larger body of work.

“I’m Ready” is a peaceful and relaxing song o! of the

album “New Beginning.” A lone acoustic guitar opens the song, and soon Tracy’s smooth and sultry vocals gently sweep you away into a place of peace. For years, this song has been a haven for me. Moments of medita-

tion and mental clarity are vital in a week as stressful as " nals week. # is song, so beautifully tranquil, is a per-fect escape from the mental racquet of preparing for " nal exams.

Tracy Chapman - I’m ready


In 1965, the King of Soul was at the top of his game. Sure

to shake the frown from even the coldest of faces, “Papa’s

Got a Brand New Bag” is a perfect jam to get you out of your seat. # e funky scream of saxophones and the rest of the horn section echoes

over a polished and groovy rhythm. In the words of Mr. Brown himself, “get up o! of that thing!” and shake o! the " nals week blues. Whether

you’re in the cafeteria, li-brary, classroom or gym, dancing like you’ve lost your mind is probably appropri-ate.

James brown - Papa’s got a brand new bag



Authors of the “Music Genome Project” created a site that forms a playlist based on one song or artist of your choosing. To get go-ing, just type in an artist or song of your choice, and Pandora will do the rest. If you like it, click a thumbs up; if you don’t, a thumbs down will switch the song.

On Grooveshark, you can tai-lor your own speci" c playlist, song by song. Search for any song or artist of your choice, and click the ‘add’ button. Save your playlists and come back to them whenever you wish. Grooveshark Radio comes with a thumbs up/thumbs down op-tion similar to Pandora.

On this Swedish-formed online music streaming site, members can search for songs directly as well as by genre, record label, art-ist, album or playlist. Playlists can be created from Spotify’s mul-timillion-song music database. Playlists can be enjoyed for per-sonal use or posted and shared with other users.

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culture shockculture shock

When I decided during my junior year of high school that I wanted to at-tend Asbury, it wasn’t really a big deal that Asbury was in Kentucky. Asbury was eight hours away from my home in Pennsylvania; the fact that it was in Ken-tucky was far from my mind. Let’s be honest, at that point I didn’t even know if the Kentucky Derby was in Lexington or Louisville. Regardless of whether or not I knew exactly where I was going, I was going, and I was excited about it.

Little did I realize the culture shock that I was about to encounter.

Let’s take a step back, I grew up in Central Pennsylvania, a great place, home of collegiate fandom confusion and towns that all end in –burg or –boro. I was a girl who cheered for Duke and prided myself in the correct pro-nunciation of ridiculous Pennsylvania town names. # en… I moved to Ken-tucky.

# at " rst night at Asbury we all ex-

perienced chaos on the so$ ball " eld. I remember meeting someone in a game, and as we introduced ourselves, he told me he was from “Lewavulle.” Whaaatttt?

Lewavulle. # at’s probably how it

kentucky stylekentucky style

“Then... I moved to Kentucky.”

By Alexis Witman

Photos of Alexis Witman taken by Haley Shef eld.

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culture shock kentucky style

should be spelled. # ere are plenty of town names in Pennsylvania that are only pronounced correctly by the resi-dents of the state; places like Lancaster and Wilkes-Barre have their names butchered regularly. I’m a " rm believer that the people of a state know how to say the name correctly, so I practiced for weeks, and eventually, I learned how to properly say the name of the home of the Cardinals. It took even longer to " gure out the proper pronunciation of Versailles…

Although I don’t recall the exact time, I remember the " rst thought that went through my head when I saw the iconic green glass of the Ale-8 bottle. “Ummm. I thought I was at Asbury … I thought we didn’t drink alcohol?” Lit-tle did I know that the contents of this green glass bottle would soon become a staple of my beverage intake, and the request of, “Could you bring some Ale-8 with you when you come back?” would soon become a common heard phrase from my friends at home and around the country.

Because of the location of my home-town in Pennsylvania, you " nd people who have all sorts of collegiate sports team allegiances. Peoples’ fandom stretches from Pitt, WVU and Penn State to Maryland and a whole slew of UNC and Duke fans. Someone men-tioned to me that the people of Central Kentucky were quite passionate about

the University of Kentucky and their sports programs. My freshman year I refused to cheer for the Wildcats; I even wore my Duke sweatshirt to study at the UK library (which was met with not-so-hushed words of “I hate Christian Laettner” directed towards me). But as my sophomore year rolled around, along with the coming of Coach Cali-pari and John Wall, my ability to resist the pull of the Wildcats was becoming weaker. It took some time, and while I don’t know if I’ll ever claim to be a “die-hard,” I cheer for the Cats and consider myself a fan (and Big Blue Nation will be happy to know that I haven’t worn my Duke sweatshirt in two years).

Learning how to properly pronounce Louisville, drink Ale-8, and cheer for UK basketball were just a few of the things I needed to learn when I became a resident of the great state of Kentucky. As I " nish up my second-to-last " nals week here at Asbury and prepare to start my " nal semester, I look back on my years here in Kentucky with noth-ing but fond memories. Even if, fol-lowing my graduation in May, I never again can call Kentucky my place of residence, this state and the incredible people here will forever hold a place in my heart. So crack open a bottle of Ale-8 with me and give a “cheers” to a great place that no matter where we’re from, we get to call our home for a few short years.

my kentucky bucket list:


Head to a University of Kentucky hockey game at midnight.

Visit the Ale-8 factory in Winchester and take a tour.

Travel to Frankfort and check out the capital building.

Drive over to Corbin and eat at the orignial KFC restaurant.

Book it to Keeneland and take part in a true Kentucky pastime.

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Reese’s(Cold/Latte Float/

Ca! einated)

Peanut Butter Milk Shake1 shot of espresso blended in

“It’s like a gourmet Reese’s!”

Jackson Ludwig

Hershey’s Cookies &

Cream(Cold/Blended Latte/

Ca! einated)

2 Pumps White Choco-late SyrupCrushed Oreoes1/3 Scoop of Espresso Powder2 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream3 oz Milk

“# is is better than a milk-shake! Like

magic in my mouth!”

Elliot OlsonAlmond Joy

(Hot/Steamer/Un-Ca! einated)

1 oz Coconut Sryup1 Pump almond syrup3 Pumps chocolate syrupSteamed Milk

“It tastes like an Almond

Joy!” Caleb Sanchez

I’ve taken your favorite candies and created drinks for you to enjoy during # nals and through the rest of your week until break.

Written and Photographed by Aubrey Hillis

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Snickers(Hot/Latte/Ca! einated)

1 Pump of Hazelnut Syrup2 Pumps of Caramel Syrup1 Pump of Chocolate Syrup1 Shot of EspressoSteamed Milk

Peppermint Stick

(Hot/Cambric/Un-Ca! einated)

Peppermint Tea LattePump of French Vanilla2 Pumps Peppermint

“Perfect a$ er-dinner

drink.” Greg Weinberger

Jolly Rancher(Cold/Smoothie/Un-Ca! einated)

7oz Green Apple Smoo-thie Mix1oz Apple JuiceIce (Blended)

“We made this drink,

and it tasted dead-on

like a Jolly Rancher.”

Joshua Friedeman

Our hope is it will make it so you have one less thing to stress over, and maybe it will give you that boost you needed to make it until Christmas.

“I feel like my tastebuds

were raptured.”

Hezekiah Crocker

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Stressed? Imagine an activity that is not only relaxing and helps to center your thoughts but also improves your overall % exibility and muscular strength. Yoga does all this and provides you with a large amount of health and physical bene" ts. I encourage you to try these three yoga poses, so you can incorporate yoga into your daily schedule for life-long bene" ts and happiness.

A refreshing way to live lifeBy Bri! any Howard

Not only does yoga look fun and amazing, it makes you feel fun and amazing. With the many health and physical bene" ts of practicing yoga, there also comes personal bene" ts, which usually end up being the most important. A$ er you experience the change in your mood, body image and physical ability, you won’t be able to feel anything other than satisfaction and a general relaxation in your life.

Means of Meditation

Start on your hands and knees. Keep your legs about hip-width apart and your arms shoulder-width apart. Roll your el-bows so that the eye or inner elbow is fac-ing forward. Inhale and curl your toes un-der. Exhale and straighten your legs. # e goal is to lengthen the spine while keep-

ing your legs straight and your feet % at on the ground. Weight should be evenly distributed between your hands and feet. Hold the position for a few breaths. Re-peat several times, synchronizing with your breath: go up on the exhale and down on the inhale.

Begin with feet together and hands at side. Step your feet four to " ve feet apart. Turn your right foot about 45 degrees to the le$ . Turn your le$ foot 90 degrees to the le$ so that it is pointing straight out to the side. Slowly bend your le$ knee until your thigh is parallel with the % oor, but

keep the knee either behind or directly over your ankle. Raise your arms overhead, then slowly lower them until your le$ arm is pointing straight ahead and your right arm is pointing back. Take four or " ve deep breaths. Lower your arms and bring your legs together. Reverse the position.

Stand with your feet together and your arms by your sides. Bend your right leg at the knee, raise your right thigh, and bring the sole of your right foot as high up the inside of the le$ thigh as possible. Balanc-ing on your le$ foot, raise both arms over the head, keep the elbows unbent and

join the palms together. Hold the posture while breathing gently through the nos-trils for about 10 complete breaths. Lower your arms and right leg and return to a standing position with feet together and arms at the sides. Pause for a few mo-ments and repeat on the opposite leg.

Downward Facing Dog

Warrior I

Tree Pose

Photos of Jaclyn Turner by Brittany Howard

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What we do for sportsby Hayes Creech

Since my arrival at Asbury, I have re-alized how genuinely wired to sports our community is. Being someone

who would do close to anything to obtain Arsenal season tickets, I will throw my-self violently into the “addicted” category; don’t try and stop me. Unfortunately (or fortunately) when people see me around, the conversation inevitably lands on Ar-senal. # e encounters play out as the fol-lowing:

“Hey man, what’s up?” Anonymous Person A will ask.

“Not much man … just livin’ the life, you know?” I will reply.

“How’s Arsenal doing? Did they play today?”

# at’s right, it really does not take long for my daily interactions to be drizzled with questions pertaining my Gunners.

When we start to review our weeks and the manner in which we spend our time, the reality that sports dominate us becomes abundantly clear. In the fall, As-bury’s men’s and women’s soccer matches circulate on the weekends. In the gym, the volleyball team is busy bumping, set-ting and recording “kills”—a term I " nd to be over-the-top. Just as the fall seasons are wrapping up, both basketball teams propel us into the winter season and, in-

evitably, into March Madness. When I look back at my weekends, I

spent the majority of my time wrapped in an ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel sandwich. Some of my fondest memories have revolved around sports and Asbury athletics. I feel mi! ed when I meet some-one who views sports as one of society’s greatest nuisances. When I do meet these people, I tend to believe they are the ones balancing us out and keeping us a% oat. We live in a sports-oriented period; one has to be living in a hermitage not to un-derstand this.

A memory I will not hesitate to share to illustrate my point takes place in the eye of the March Madness storm—March 27 to be precise. # e University of Ken-tucky Wildcats battled the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in the “Elite Eight” round; a spot in the Final Four was at stake. My partner in crime, Mark Laufenburger, and I stood up, paced back and forth between Paul Niswander’s din-ing room and bedroom, sat on the % oor and jumped on his bed. Why were we in our resident director’s apartment at such a time?

During the " rst half of play, Mark and I watched the game with a group of guys in another friend’s dorm room. When we

started to realize that some of the guys in the room had a so$ spot for the Tar Heels, we had to bail in order to save our reputa-tion and sanity.

When the Wildcats won the game, ending a 13-year Final Four drought, our actions re% ected that of young John Morley at his Star Wars-themed birthday party. Nothing else mattered. Monday’s tests, our goals and ambitions in life, ev-erything seemed to dwarf in comparison to that basketball game. About an hour a$ er our shared euphoria, the realities of life rose to the surface. Regardless, we had con" dence those moments on that late Sunday a$ ernoon would get us through the tough times.

Our campus has plenty of Marks and Hayeses. You do not have to look hard to " nd various sports nuts. Fascinatingly, the leaders of the movement are your faculty (although I have included stories from a couple of your peers). We come from just about everywhere, so allegiances spread far and wide. You know them as the pro-ducers of menacing exams and endless essays, but maybe it is time you see them in a far di! erent light. # eir love for their teams is deep, and so are their stories.

Dr. Burnham Reynolds Coach Ben Andrews

Matt WatsonJoe Bruner

Dr. Mark TroyerTeams: Bengals, UK, Browns, Reds.Your best sports story? Sitting in 15 degree wind chill in old Riverfront Stadium in late November, 1993 watching the 1-10 Bengals upset the Oakland Raiders.

Teams: # e Ohio State University, Manchester United.Your best sports story? Skipped Senior Prom to go to a soccer tournament.

Teams: Reds, Bengals Your best sports story? I routinely make the trip to Cincinnati from Wilmore to watch the Reds play. I tend to jump around the room and “coach” the Bengals during their televised games.

Teams: Cowboys, Mavs, Rangers, Long-horns, Baylor. Your best sports story? I drove eight hours to see Baylor play Wake Forest, but other than that, I don’t go too crazy.

Teams: C-A-T-S!, My kids’ teamsYour best sports story? One day I got a call from a friend who said “I have UK, Tennessee tickets and if you can leave in the next hour, we will drive to Knoxville, Tenn., watch the game and drive back.” I did it with a couple adult friends and wore Kentucky Blue; we were the only three guys wearing blue in the midst of a Ten-nessee lower arena section where all the shirts were orange. We got back at prob-ably two in the morning. I was at work the next day on time.

and what sports does for us

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I don’t know about you, but to me, school is like walking into the ocean. Tests and papers lap against your ankles as you begin, your

friends honking like seagulls, until mid-term submerges you for a brief second and panic " rst settles in. # e second half of the semester is like that time you went out too far and your parents call you in; it takes a solid half an hour to swim thirty feet. # en " nals week pins you to the ocean bed, and you cannot catch a breath.

While I’m in this battle, all I want is peace—some place I can escape to that

holds stillness and resurrects my desire to " nish out this war. Everyone has his or her cliché for " nals week. We have heard those sayings time and again: “You’ll be " ne,” “It’s just a week,” and my personal favorite, “It’s all good.” However, talk is cheap. To escape the undertow, I have discovered some safe havens—sanctuaries of tranquility per se—that have aided my survival through " nals.

$ e # rst place on my list is a classic spot: Lock 7 on the Kentucky River.

I understand we’re in the middle of De-cember, and the possibility of frigid tem-

peratures is high; however, even from your car, the beauty of this place is captivating. You might have been to this place one hun-dred times, but have you sat and listened? I dare you to take a moment and wait. A harmony exists that bridges the intensity of the river and the silent enormity of the Pali-sades. Here, energy meets repose and fuses a comfortable peace. If you have never been here, then merely follow North Lexington Avenue out of town toward the rural com-munity of Highbridge. Once there, the road will veer slightly to the le$ and then reach a fork. Take the sharp right turn and drive

Wanna Get Away?A few places that saved me from dropping out...

By Will Houp

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down the hill. At the base, instead of turning le$ with the road, if you follow the gravel path in front of you, it will lead you straight to the lock. No wor-ries, the only illegal aspect would be standing on the lock, so you’ll be " ne.

My second choice is somewhere I have been going to since I was a kid—the Mini Park.

I’m not talking about the mini park you see from the road. Instead, you start out there and follow the creek be-hind the trees. # is leads to a little area with a tunnel going under the train tracks. If you climb the right bank and take the short path at the top, it leads to a clearing. # is is the place of my middle school secret “Wombat Clan.” # e name reeks eighth grade creativ-ity. Here, my friends and I sat around and thought we were bad: we brought food up here, didn’t let girls come, and talked about PG-13 movies. Neverthe-less, we had stumbled on an alcove of solitude. Trees enclose the area, and in the winter the water slowly trickles be-tween white-tipped rocks in the creek underneath bare trees with pouches of snow. In preparation for " nals week, this clearing provides that secret, quiet

place of renewal.

My # nal escape possibility is not a location but a journey.

Everyone’s nerves are on haywire during " nals week. One way to calm down is to exercise: walk on East Main Street past the railroad tracks and the old Wilmore campground; continue out of town past the water treatment plant on your right. Pastures line this back road, and a brook % ows under deteriorating one-lane bridges. Once, on a hot spring day, I was running with my friend down this path. # e sun was so unbearable that we jumped o! one of the bridges, laying % at in the creek and soaked our faces in the cow dung-infested waters. However, despite the sanitization levels of the water, the scenery does epitomize Kentucky, with rolling hills and expansive " elds. Many avenues of adventure diverge o! this road, leading to endless distractions.

Now, armed with the knowledge of an overwhelmed college student, you may " ght against the pull of that dev-astating wave of " nals; moreover, " nd-ing peace and focus to resurface and sail on the smooth waters of Christmas break.

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What words come to mind when you look at the old Asbury building, our oldest connection to Asbury’s founding—perhaps quaint, small or old? What about bent rules, sorrow and a lesson to learn in Christian brotherhood?

According to local historians, a$ er John Wesley Hughes founded Asbury College in 1890, the " rst professor hired with a doctorate was Austrian-born C. F. Kolin. Besides being a disinherited nobleman, an ex-Catholic priest and a master of Greek, Hebrew and Latin, he spoke seven languages. In 1894 he was hired as the professor of languages. According to Z.T. Johnson’s history, “Dr. Hughes was delighted to have such a distinguished person on his faculty.” Even though a member of the small community, he maintained an aloof

presence while on campus. He smoked a pipe in private and did not attend church regularly. Some students found this to their displeasure. A$ er all, his behavior was contrary to the strictly enforced rules.

According to T. Walt Hughes, “a religious explosion,” or a revival, took place in Wilmore in 1894. A couple of town atheists—people who did not go to church, were not sancti" ed and drank—spread the confessed sins around the community. Parents of students became alarmed at the gossip and withdrew their students. # is upset Hughes, and he called a halt to the revival.

Shortly a$ er, students annoyed with Hughes for dismissing the revival voiced their grievances concerning Professor Kolin. It was said by T. Walt Hughes that

they demanded Hughes immediately and publicly dismiss Professor Kolin, the “secret agent of the Pope of Rome.” Hughes refused. At chapel the next day, instead of asking him to leave, Hughes spoke in defense of the man they unjusti" ably called a Roman agent. He then asked all who disagreed to leave chapel and the school. Some say 100, another says nearly 200 male students took his invitation and le$ chapel immediately. All sources agree that all the students except for one decided not to leave the school and returned the next day.

While they ended up coming back, “the leaders of the inquisition turned their righteous wrath” toward Professor Kolin, said T. Walt Hughes. Professor Kolin completed the year, but during summer break he decided to leave.

Tales of Asbury you might have missed

1. Ostracized priest avoided church

by Heather Teshera

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As you wander around the library looking for that perfect spot to study… or people watch … or sleep… check out the display cases. One in particular holds a fascinating story.

During World War II, the United States Maritime Commission built 534 victory ships. Of these ships, 150 were named a$ er educational institutions like Asbury College.

# e SS Asbury Victory Ship (764 Asbury Victory, VC2-S-AP2) set out to sea on June 16, 1945. Our victory ship served as a merchant ship in the war zone during the Korean War. As stated in the July 1945 Asbury Alumnus, the SS Asbury Victory

was built for “journeys back and forth across the Paci" c to hasten the victory to the Allied Cause.” Although mainly used for transportation, each victory ship was armed with a " ve-inch stern gun, a three-inch bow gun, and eight 20mm machine guns.

On the main % oor of Kinlaw Library, you can " nd a display with items like a ship clock and a compass from the actual ship on loan from U.S. Maritime Commission. In the Archives department, we have a few more items such as the ship’s wheel, a beautiful clock made by Hamilton Watch Co. in Lancaster, Pa., and a compass made by W.M Welch Manufacturing Co. in Chicago.

The “Triple Crown” is a set of three horse races—the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes, and the Kentucky Derby. In the hundred-plus years the Triple Crown has been run, only eleven horses have consecutively won all three races. The last of the eleven horses to ever win the Triple Crown was the horse called Affirmed, who won in 1978. For the last 33 years, this feat has yet to be repeated.

For horse racing fans, winning the Triple Crown is impressive. Only strong, fast horses—horses with heart—win these challenging races. As the saying goes: “A Thoroughbred throws its heart first over a fence, and then its body follows.”

The years after winning those races until his death in 2001, Affirmed stood at stud, kept as a breeding stallion at the world-renowned Jonabell Farm in Lexington.

When the farm decided to replace its stall doors in the broodmare barn, they gave them to the Asbury Equine Center.

With their old name cards still in place today, you can see these nine stall doors in use up in the tan barn. Their name cards describe the heritage of pregnant mares and the expected foals that once stood behind them. Many decedents of famous horses were foaled behind those doors, even offspring of Affirmed.

Liberty ships were also common in 1940s.

With the raising of $2 million dollars in War Bonds, a ship could be named after a prominent deceased American.

In 1943, the Francis Asbury Liberty Ship was built and served as an American Merchant Marine Ship at Normandy on D-Day, June 1944.

Did you know?

3. Asbury’s WWII vessels

2. Famous barn doors

Af rmed, the last Triple Crown winning horse, was buried near the stallion barn in a standing position, the ultimate honor for a race horse.

Jonabell Farm is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and vice-president of the United Arab Emirates.

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Asbury Equine Center Photo by Heather Teshera

Courtesy of The Ambassador Magazine

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So you throw down your textbook and shove the dresser across the room. But now your roommate!s desk looks out of place in that corner. It would obviously go better by the window. But wait, with the bed against the wall like that, there is no way that the desk will t.

Three hours, two loft supports, and one pulled back muscle later, you and your roommate have completely rearranged the room. And completely forgotten about tomorrow!s Christian Theo exam. But who cares about grades? The room looks great!

What if you!ve got the itch to rear-range, but you!re lacking inspiration? Or

maybe you haven!t touched your furniture since move-in day, and you!re thinking it!s nally about time for a change?

First, think about what kind of atmo-sphere you!d like in your room. Maybe a social center, where all your friends can hang out and watch movies or just chat for hours? How about a quiet study sanctu-ary where you can focus on schoolwork without distraction? Or maybe you!d just like to avoid interacting with your super irritating and messy roommate as much as you can. Whatever your goal, here are some ideas to get you started.

You can!t take it any longer. You just have to do it. You!ve been staring at it for months, and you!ve nally gured it out. That dresser de nitely needs to be moved to the other wall.


FOR YOUBy Anna BloomPhotos by Anna Bloom and Taylor Florian

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• When you and your roommate just don!t get along, or when his dirty clothes pile takes over the entire oor, sometimes there!s nothing to do but DRAW A BIG LINE straight down the middle of the room. • To keep all of each roommate!s furniture on his side of the room, you will likely need to LOFT BOTH BEDS. Then, shove both desks so that they!re facing opposite walls. You!ll never have to see your roommate!

• Since you!ve agreed to each take ownership of one side of the room, go all out in decorating yours! POSTERS, PHOTOS, FLAGS, anything. If you like it, it!s fair game!


• If you want your friends to linger, make sure to give them somewhere to sit! Skip the typical cheapo folding butter y chairs and invest your $25 in a USED COUCH or comfy chairs from Goodwill. Just make sure to give it a good dousing of Febreze before you invite your friends over.

• Try bunking your beds. Not only will this maximize space in your room, but adding a few OVERSIZED PILLOWS to the lower bed creates even more seating!

• Nothing entices people more than FREE FOOD. Keep a stash of pretzels, cookies or soda and watch them come. Every once in a while, feel free to tactfully remind a friend just how much of your food they!ve eaten and suggest a case or two of Mountain Dew to repay your kindness.

• Never forget the fun of an old-fashioned GAME NIGHT. Whether it!s cards, board games or video games, they!ll keep you and your friends entertained for hours.

• If you!re planning to host movie nights or video game tournaments, make sure the TV IS VISIBLE from all seating areas.

• The rst concern in a homework-friendly room is the desk. Try creating a distraction-free study nook by placing the desk UNDERNEATH A LOFTED BED, or tucked into a corner. • Studying at a desk can get old fast. Bring in a BIG, COZY CHAIR for whenever you need a change of pace.

• Do you need lots of room to spread out your notes and textbooks? Get a fun AREA RUG and spread out on the oor.

• No matter where in your room you choose to study, make sure you have good lighting. A sturdy DESK LAMP is always a good bet. If you typically do homework late at night after your roommate!s gone to bed, a smaller reading lamp will be a lifesaver.




GIANT FLOOR PILLOWSPerfect for movie nights or whenever your friends want to lounge like Roman emperors. $44.49 for set of two at overstock.com

DUTCH BLITZThe Amish might be paci sts, but this fast-paced card game has been known to start a few wars. $8.01 at amazon.com

CHEEZ-ITSNobody can resist the pull of the avorful, crunchy goodness of these classic crackers.$2.68 at walmart.com

MP3 DOCK DESK LAMPPut the “party” in “study party” with this tune-blasting desk lamp. $99.99 at desklamps.com

BAMBOO DRY ERASE BOARDCrossing things off your to-do list is so much more exciting when it!s written on a slab of shiny bamboo. $13.00 at uncommongoods.com

CAMERA PENCIL SHARPENERGo old-school and use a pencil instead of a keyboard. First, sharpen it with a fun camera-shaped sharpener! $12.00 from urbanout tters.com

NOISE CANCELLING HEAD PHONESChomp. Chomp. Chomp chomp chomp chomp chomp. Smack. Slurp. Chomp. $79.99 at amazon.com

ROOM DIVIDERFor those days when you can!t even stand the sight of your roommate. $99.99 at ikea.com




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Name: Hayes CreechMajor: JournalismClass: SeniorHometown: Seoul, Korea

About Me: My life’s theme song is “Rise Above” by Dirty Projectors

Name: Erika GrahamMajor: JournalismClass: SophomoreHometown: North East, Pa.

About Me: # e animal that best describes me is the lizard with detachable tail. I’m pretty cra$ y.

Name: Brittany HowardMajor: JournalismClass: SophomoreHometown: Williamsburg, Ky.

About Me: My life’s theme song is “# e Middle” by Jimmy Eat World.

Name: Katelyn CookMajor: JournalismClass: JuniorHometown: Huntington, W. Va.

About Me: My favorite quote is “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Name: Will HoupMajor: Journalism and Creative WritingClass: JuniorHometown: Wilmore, Ky.About Me: # e animal that best describes me is a lion because they are the kings of the jungle and their women bring them food.

Name: Melissa LandonMajor: Media Communication and JournalismClass: JuniorHometown: Parkertown, N.J.

About Me: My favorite quote is “If at " rst you don’t succeed, skydiving surely isn’t meant for you.”

Name: Shelby WrightMajor: Journalism and PRClass: SophomoreHometown: Grand Haven, Mich.About Me: I want to be on Man vs. Food. But it would be Women vs. Food. I’d travel, never have to cook and eat large quantities of highly delicious and unhealthy food.

Name: Willie HowellMajor: JournalismClass: SeniorHometown: Wilmore, Ky.

About Me: # e animal that best describes me is a giant squid. Like Mr. Squid, I’m a pretty deep guy, and I’m very rarely seen on campus.

Name: Tessa CarrollMajor: Media Communication and # eatre Class: SeniorHometown: Virginia Beach, Va.About Me: My favorite quote is “Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars and I thought to myself...where the heck is the ceiling?!” -anonymous

Name: Alexis WitmanMajor: Communications (PR)Class: SeniorHometown: Greencastle, Pa.About Me: “Courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyways and you see it through no matter what.” -Atticus Finch, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

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Writers’ BiographiesGet to know the authors as you cut out the biography cards and use them as playing pieces on the Asburyopoly board. Just fold the bottom half twice until it forms a triangle. Your author is now ready to win it’s way with you around the Asburyopoly board on page 16. Have fun!

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Fined for checking out “Mere Christianity” for the whole school year. Pay $50. Good book, but still.

Your friend is working at the grille and slips you some free food. Collect $100.

Forescout Community Hours

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Forescout Community HoursOpen dorm: Advance to nearest dorm.

Class serve. Thanks for painting Go International’s fence. Collect $100.

Get out of academic probation free! Anonymous donor.

Get out of academic probation free! Anonymous donor.

You parked next to the caf in Dr. Gray’s spot. Pay $100.

Receive a moldy cookie in CPO. Go back to the caf, and if owned, pay owner twice the rent. If not owned, purchase for twice the price.

You have been elected class president. Pay each player $50.

Failed to call in extension. Pay $50.

Websense: Tasteless. Pay $200.

Failed to mention C.S. Lewis or John Wesley in student chapel. Pay $200.

Artist Series: Take a date. Pay $50.

Advance to closest dorm. You burned some popcorn and set off dorm fire alarm. Pay $100.

Closed door during open dorm. Pay $100 (for child support).

Chapel seat taken! Board of Trustees in town! Yeah! Collect $200.

It’s your birthday! Anonymous card in CPO. Collect $50 from each player.

Money left in washing machine! Collect $200.

Intramural Champ! Advance three spaces and collect $50.

Artist Series: A lovely individual pays you to go on a date with them. Collect $50.

Name: Anna BloomMajor: Media CommunicationClass: SeniorHometown: Carlisle, Pa.

About Me: I’d like to be on “Who Do You # ink You Are” because I’m always claiming that I’m related to random famous people.

Name: Haley She& eldMajor: Media CommunicationClass: SeniorHometown: Panama City Beach, Fla.

About Me: I couldn’t live without theme park roller coasters.

Name: Aubrey HillisMajor: Media Communication and ArtClass: SophomoreHometown: Evergreen, Colo.

About Me: I couldn’t live without co! ee. I guess I’m a cliche art student.

Name: Heather TesheraMajor: Equine JournalismClass: SeniorHometown: Tigard, Ore.

About Me: I want a Hanoverian horse for Christmas—only a Hanoverian horse will do.

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Cut out cards and place on Asburyopoly board.

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