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Second Highlander issue of the Spring 2012 semester

Text of Spring ISSUE 2

  • Beloved Lyon College baker

    Brenda Hyatt, author of the

    newly released Bakin with the B, signed copies of her cook-book at a reception on Tuesday,

    Feb. 7, in the Mabee-Simpson


    Students, faculty, staff, and

    community members turned out

    to celebrate the release of

    Hyatts cookbook. Hyatt has sold about 70 cookbooks so far.

    According to Sodexo Dining

    Services General Manager

    Paula Zagata, Hyatt still doesnt understand what all the fuss is about over her, adding, but we all know the truthshes the most be-loved person on campus!

    It means the world to have Brenda on staff with us here

    at Lyon, said Zagata. Shes the one person that everyone

    is sure to visit every daymainly because she makes us

    feel special.

    Following the fire that

    destroyed Edwards Com-

    mons in October 2010, Hyatt

    thought that all of her recipes

    had burned

    along with the

    rest of the

    building. How-

    ever, her reci-

    pes had in fact

    survived, and

    Hyatt compiled

    many of them

    in the new


    The cook-

    book costs $20,

    and half of the

    profits will go

    toward the new campus center

    building fund. Brenda gets the other half, which is richly de-

    Beloved baker signs cookbooks at reception

    Organizations host Valentines Day fundraisers and events

    Many Valentines Day activities oc-curred on the Lyon campus this year. The

    advanced art students conducted a Valen-

    tines Day card fundraiser. Alpha Xi Delta conducted the Tuxedo Strawberry fund-

    raiser while Chi Omicron hosted a card

    making party.

    Assistant Professor of Art Dustyn Bork

    explains that the advanced art students

    designed and printed the cards them-selves with the screen printing techniques

    and skill they learned in Printmaking II. The students will use the money to

    attend the annual SGCI (Southern

    Graphic Council International) Printmak-

    ing conference, which will be held in

    New Orleans.

    We raised just over $500 dollars, Bork said. This was much more than last year. The art students sold 117 cards. According to Bork, The most popular cards were the Nerdy is the new sexy, I Mustache you a question, and the dog sniffer. Bork admitted that the least popular

    card was the one he designed with a skull

    on it. He says, Apparently, people do not want to associate death with this romantic

    holiday. Bork said that the fundraiser was a huge success. It is a great opportunity for

    my students to see the impact that design

    and printmaking can have in terms of a

    marketable commodity, and is a great

    hands-on lesson in business.

    Being a little shy of their goal for their

    trip to New Orleans, Bork hopes to have

    another exciting printmaking fundraiser

    in the near future, maybe St. Patricks Day. Alpha Xi Delta hosted their annual

    fundraiser for Autism Speaks, selling

    Tuxedo Strawberries. Students could buy

    six chocolate-dipped strawberries for five


    According to Hannah LaCombe, Alpha

    Xi Deltas Philanthropy Chair, the soror-ity raised approximately $250 for Au-tism Speaks. LaCombe said that the campus was very supportive. We are very thankful to

    everybody who supported us by either

    buying strawberries or donating

    [money]. The sisters of Chi Omicron invited the

    campus to an impromptu Valentines Day party where students could make their own Valentines cards and eat yummy Valentines-themed snacks. Their invitation said, Celebrate Valen-tines Day by creating hand-made Valen-tines Day cards for those you love, like, or even hate. Cupid doesnt discrimi-nate. Molly Young attended the event and said, The party was lots of fun! I got to make really cute cards for all my


    SPRING 2012, I SSUE 2 FEBRUARY 23, 2012

    Scots Basketball 2

    Body Shaming 2

    Junior Etiquette Diner 3

    Davy Rothbart 3

    BSA Banquet 4

    Hogwarts Day 5

    New Fraternity Members 8


    Jon-Michael Poff

    Staff Writer

    Elizabeth Ellis

    Staff Writer

    served! Zagata said. Bakin with the B is for sale in The Scot Shop.

    Sodexo baker Brenda Hyatt signs a cookbook for Susan

    Dempsey. (Corey Burrow, photographer)

  • SPRING 2012, I SSUE 2 P AGE 2

    Lyons mens basketball team fell to Bethel University during the teams sec-ond season matchup, 59 68. The Scots are left 1 13 for the conference season.

    Lyon last played the Wildcats on their

    court in McKenzie, Tenn., losing by only

    three points (71-74). The game proved to

    be another close struggle for the lead

    throughout the night.

    Sophomore C.J. Blount set the tone for

    the suspenseful game, dunking the ball

    and posting nights first points. Despite this aggressive start, seven minutes into

    the game the score remained tied as it had

    for the greater part of the game. Bethels junior Jarvis Palmer caused a few prob-

    lems defensively as he stole possession

    several times; but despite their struggle to

    maintain possession, the Scots were able

    to stay ahead offensively and closed the

    first half with a three point lead, 35 32.

    With the opening of the second half,

    junior Slater Belew began scoring and

    was closely followed by Bethels Palmer who scored after stealing the ball again.

    The Scots maintained the lead for most of

    the half, but with less than seven minutes

    on the clock the score was tied. A time-

    out was called with 5:20 on the clock;

    Bethel led by four points.

    As the game continued, Bethel swept

    the lead and with 34.1 seconds left, they

    were beating the Scots by five points and

    had possession. The Scots enacted a hard

    defensive press on Bethel, taking posses-

    sion of the ball; but several fouls later,

    Bethel still held the lead and defeated the

    Scots by nine points.

    After the game, freshman Marcus Wil-

    liams stated, We gave it a lot of effort. We just didnt finish it out. Sophomore Daniel Ritchie expressed a similar opin-

    ion, stating, We just couldnt close it.

    The Lyon Scots will be playing Freed-

    Hardeman on the road, Thursday, Feb. 23,

    at 8 p.m.

    arise do so in an equally aggressive way,

    hence the body-shaming posts on social

    networking sites, which all seem to ignore

    the fact that healthy bodies can all look

    vastly different. -

    Everyone is certainly allowed his or her

    own opinion about what makes a person

    attractive, but if we are to learn anything

    from the movement promoting curvy

    women, we must learn that accepting one

    body type doesnt mean that other body types are inferior. -

    The simple fact of the matter is

    that there is no perfect body.

    Whats attractive to one person wont be held in such high regard by the next person. -

    Just because someone doesnt think a thin girl (or a thick girl, or

    an athletic girl, or a girl with pink

    hair, or a girl with tons of freck-

    les) is attractive, that person has

    absolutely no right to proclaim

    that every girl fitting that descrip-

    tion is fundamentally worth less

    than whatever type of girl he or

    she finds attractive.

    If were going to preach body acceptance, it would be downright

    stupid to pick and choose what

    bodies we accept instead of accepting all healthy forms across

    the board . -

    Women have been mutilating

    their own bodies for centuries in order to

    Our generationand the several gen-erations before ushas grown up trained to believe that the only way a woman can

    be considered attractive is if she retains

    her prepubescent body shape forever.

    In the past few years, plus-size and

    curvy women have gained more accep-

    tance in the public sphere, with major

    beauty companies like Dove launching ad

    campaigns such as Real Beauty, which employ women of all sizes, shapes, and

    colors to put forward a very progressive

    face of body acceptance. -

    In 2006, Fashion Week runways were

    made off-limits to models with Body

    Mass Indexes of less than 18.

    Regardless of what face is shown by the

    media or advertisers, the public has had

    the thin is in mentality beaten into their heads for so long that whatever rebellions

    conform to societys standards of beauty. Imposing any one person or groups abstract idea of perfection onto all women

    is no less harmful than corsetry or foot-

    binding, perhaps even more so, because

    while physical constraints impose outward

    restriction, societal body shaming culti-

    vates a self-contained prison in the minds

    of women.

    Conference loss leaves Scots 1-13

    Body shaming in todays society

    Molly Young

    Staff Writer

    Jess Phelps

    Guest Writer

    Womens basketball continued on page 7

    Editors Note: February is Na-tional Eating Disorder Awareness

    Month. Visit websites, such as, for

    more information. There are also

    multiple National Eating Disor-der Awareness Month groups on

    Facebook and other websites.