Athlete Profile: Desirae Moten, track and field.Christine Cherry Sports Editor

Christine Cherry
Sports Editor

Small, but mighty. Small, but fast. It’s easy to focus on her petite exterior when

Desirae Moten slows down for a picture in the SRC (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Desirae Moten slows down for a picture in the SRC (Photo: Christopher Riley)

talking about freshman Desirae Moten’s athletic endeavors in sprint events on the track. The 200m specialist from Philadelphia, Pa. joined the Gophers this past season on the track. When asked why she chose Goucher, Moten answered, “[What] I enjoyed every time I visited [was] the energy the students had, and how encouraging and helpful they were … they said Goucher is about encouraging and helping you find the right paths.” And one of those ‘paths’ Moten decided to take was joining the track team, after competing all four years of high school.
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Provost Marc Roy announces Dr. LaJerne Cornish as Goucher’s new associate dean of undergraduate studies

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

Samuel Kessler
News Editor

Provost Marc Roy announced in an email to the faculty and staff on Tuesday, Feb. 16 that LaJerne Cornish will assume the role of associate dean of undergraduate studies next fall.

LaJerne Cornish, chair of the education department and chair of faculty, in her office in Van Meter (Photo: Christopher Riley)

LaJerne Cornish, chair of the education department and chair of faculty, in her office in Van Meter (Photo: Christopher Riley)

“I’m very excited. I’ve worked closely with LaJerne in her role as chair of the faculty for the last three years,” Roy said. “She is absolutely wonderful in the way she works with students and her colleagues and I am very excited to have the chance to continue working with her in this capacity.”
The Provost first announced the search for current Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Amanda Thom Woodson’s replacement in a Jan. 13 letter to faculty and staff. Woodson will meet her two-term limit this spring semester and Roy asked for nominations and self-nominations. According to Woodson, other members of the staff and faculty asked to be part of the interview process, including Woodson’s assistant, the Director of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) Peejo Sehr, and Frona Brown, the college disabilities specialist. After going through the nomination and interview processes, Roy explained, “LaJerne was the best candidate.”
This sentiment continues across the college community.
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Youtube’s hottest bands preform in Philadelphia Freaks and Geeks Tour

Christopher Riley
Associate Editor

YouTubers have become a new source of pop culture in the last few years. Bands and artists have been able to create a following that can only be described as grassroots pop culture. What this means is that the bands and artists on YouTube upload their videos after shooting them themselves, editing them themselves, and uploading them themselves.

Anissa with lead singer of King the Kid, David Michael Frank signing a King the Kid original song.

Anissa with lead singer of King the Kid, David Michael Frank signing a King the Kid original song. (Photo: Christopher Riley)

On Feb. 8, I went to a concert in Philadelphia, which was a part of the Freaks and Geeks Tour headlined by Hollywood Ending with opening acts This is All Now and King the Kid. The three bands started on YouTube, uploading their videos and gaining a following all on their own. No producers, no record labels, nothing. They worked for everything they got. I was mainly there to photograph King the Kid but I happened to take pictures of the other bands as well.
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Have a Coke and a sonrisa, lächeln, tabasamu, ngiti, and a smile

Jessica Gude
Staff Writer

As a less-than-huge sports fan, my main motivation for participating in Super Bowl festivities is the commercials. The group I watched the momentous game with seemed to understand this sentiment; while they were rowdy during the game, everyone shushed one another to watch advertisers put forth hundreds of thousands of dollars per second for precious airtime. But we fell especially silent upon hearing the first line of “America the Beautiful” accompanied by the stereotypical American cowboy. Then, after a brief moment of confusion, my mouth fell open into a gaping smile at the sight of a Latino girl and the realization that the lyrics were now in Spanish. The commercial proceeded to present the song in various languages and show smiling faces of all colors, ages, genders, and adorned by all manner of head coverings.

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Scoop’s Corner: Snow days, schedules, and procrastination

Samantha Cooper
Staff Writer

I don’t know where all of this work suddenly came from. It’s not as much as last semester, but it’s still hard adjusting to my new schedule.

Dragon sculpture behind Pearlstone after the blizzard last week (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Dragon sculpture behind Pearlstone after the blizzard last week (Photo: Christopher Riley)

I’m not used to chunks of time between classes, and even though I try to do homework during those blocks, I’ve been getting distracted by the Internet and food. I want to eat right after I get out of class and then before my next one. But I also want to do work. And somehow I find myself on Facebook or Buzzfeed or Fanfiction.net or a hundred other websites. It’s a horrible habit and one I’m sure I share with many of you. I will admit it: I am a procrastinator. It’s a good thing I don’t have a Tumblr; otherwise nothing would ever get done. And I know how much I would enjoy it but I am aware that with great power comes great responsibility. But I am also trying to use my procrastination ways wisely.
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