Elizabethtown College’s 14th Annual A-T Benefit Concert

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Elizabethtown College’s Education department hosted their annual A-T Benefit concert this past Saturday.

The concert is to help spread awareness and crowdfund support for Ataxia-Telangiectasia, also known as A-T. A-T is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a variety of body systems and appears almost entirely in toddlers when they begin to walk.

Many groups came out to help at the concert, such as Phalanx, Emotion, Elizabethtown College’s Dance Team and so many more.

Josh Folk, president of Phalanx, spoke to us about the benefit.

“So Phalanx is super happy to be able to perform for the A-T Benefit again, run by Ed Org. It is such a great concert that supports those children that are going through A-T so it is just really awesome to be able to be here and perform.”

I also interviewed Jenna Hansell, an education major who helped organize the event.

“So the A-T benefit concert is benefiting kids who have a rare childhood disease and all the money that we are raising is going to help their children’s project.”

“All the benefits from the concert go towards helping those suffering from A-T.”

In Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Quintin George, WeTown.org.

College closes campus for winter storm

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Elizabethtown College was expecting a few inches of snow here yesterday, but got an ice and snow filled mess instead. The storm started in the early stages of the morning and continued on through the entire day.

“Yesterday’s storm caught a lot of people off guard. Elizabethtown College closed its campus at 12:30 yesterday and didn’t resume class until 11:00 this morning.”

The maintenance crews worked overnight to make sure the campus was safe for the students and faculty to walk and drive on. Snow was plowed into large piles all over campus and salt was poured on all the walkways. While the maintenance crew had plenty of work to do, students were able to take a break from their normal schedules.

“I knew that there was gonna be snow, but I had no idea that we were gonna get enough to have classes cancelled. Both of my classes that I had scheduled yesterday were after twelve so I missed them and I got to go hang out with my friends and enjoy the weather.”

With the school year coming to an end and deadlines closing students saw the storm as a time to relax and get into the holiday spirit.

“Well school has been really stressful so getting a little taste of Christmas spirit really brightened up my day.”

In some places around campus unmoved cars sat covered in snow, untouched since yesterday. The road conditions offered drivers a difficult test in their travels.

“I thought it was really pretty, but it was inconvenient because I got my car stuck.”

In Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, Tommy Kulikowski, Wetown.org.

E-town Men’s Soccer And Their Goal To A National Championship

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Just five days after they won their first Landmark championship by defeating Catholic one to nothing at home, the Blue Jays are headed to Cortland, New York to face the Williams College EEFS in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

“The championship was fun, after going to the finals the last four years and finally being able to get over the hump to win it, definitely felt good. The team and I, we feel good about the first game. Williams is going to be a tough matchup, but we’re a good team too, so I think it’s going to be a good game. I think we’re going to be able to get by them in the first round,” Tyler Colasanto said.

Sophomore Clark Williamson scored his first career goal off of this corner kick in the 63rd minute to seal the victory for Elizabethtown.

Head coach Skip Roderick has his unit more than ready for the first round on Saturday. The Jays have not allowed multiple goals to an opponent in over two months, which has the team feeling more than confident to win a national championship.

I think we just have to keep playing the way we have been playing. We haven’t lost in 12 to 13 games. We came in really hot, we haven’t given up a goal in a long time, and we’ve been playing really well. We feel pretty confident that there’s not many teams out there that can beat us right now.” Andrew McGowan said.

This poster of soccer balls represents the appearances the Jays have made in the national tournament. 33 out of the 34 soccer balls are highlighted in blue. The one that’s highlighted in white, is the 1989 season where the Jays won their first national championship. Now while they will have a soccer ball for 2018, much like 1989, they hope to have those numbers in white as well. Reporting live from the soccer field at Elizabethtown College, I’m Anthony Carter, wetown.org

No Vape November

Student Wellness created an interactive table in Brossman Commons where students could learn about substance abuse on campus, learn about its impact at school and even play games with others.

In Brossman Commons, Student Wellness created a table called “No Vape November.” Students could stop by and collect Student Wellness goodies, such as sticky notes and SmartPocket phone accessories.

“So this is ‘No Vape November.’ In the past we’ve been called ‘Cold Turkey’ and we mostly focused on tobacco, but this year we are focusing more on vaping and e-cigarettes,” said Missy Ziegler, Student Wellness Ambassador.

In addition to learning about substance abuse, there was a target set up where students could land magnetic feathers on a turkey in spirit of the holiday season.

“I think it’s great that Student Wellness is raising awareness towards vaping because it is a concern right now because it effect a lot of the behavior of students and the people around them,” Mikenna Lehane, an Elizabethtown College senior, mentioned during the event.

Student Wellness Ambassadors stationed behind the table quizzed students of their substance abuse knowledge. When finished, students could choose to throw more magnetic darts at the turkey.

Students who stopped by also had the opportunity to fill in a Student Wellness hand where they could put to paper their thoughts on vaping and substance abuse on campus.

“With the increased popularity of e-cigarettes, Student Wellness has created a table in the BSC where you can learn about substance abuse and how it can affect academics and student life,” said Justin Shurr, Wetown.org.

In Elizabethtown, Justin Shurr, Wetown.org.

Elizabethtown College Intramurals

 

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Tonight marked the beginning of the winter intramural season here at Elizabethtown college with basketball.

Thompson gymnasium was filled with athletes of all skill levels, staying active and having fun.

Intramurals also give varsity athletes the opportunity to play sports they may not be as familiar with in a more laid-back environment.

“I really like playing intramurals because they’re just so much fun. I get to show people why I’m so good at basketball. It’s just the best time of my life. I love it,” said first-year student, Wes Mills.

Here at Elizabethtown College, intramurals is more than just a sport for some athletes.

“Intramurals is fun, you know it’s a great time to make friends and compete at the same time. I enjoyed it my four years playing here. I’ve done basketball, football, I’ve just done everything … I really enjoyed my time playing with everyone, making new friends and stuff like that,” said senior Anthony Carter.

Elizabethtown college reports that over 40% of students take part in intramurals.

Intramurals also offer the opportunity to make some money, with jobs available such as referee, clock operator, and scorekeeper.

For more info, email intramurals@etown.edu or visit the HUB in the BSC.

In Elizabethtown, Andy Clark, Wetown.org.

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania Citizen Journalism