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Mar 31, 2016

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Building a Better Life for Youth, Five Stones At a Time

  • Doug Little Speaks OutRob Hoffman sits down withthe director of first year pro-grams for a candid talk.

    page 15

    Sellout ArtistsBrett Heiney explains whytodays countercultureartists are nothing but hyp-ocrites.

    page 6

    Jarhead ReviewMax Remer reviews the warmovie that is causing a buzzaround the country

    page 10

    Crew Season EndsKelly McNoldy explores theend of the crew season, andrecaps the action from thedocks.

    page 18

    On Thursday, November10, Mills lawn was set up fora spectacular volleyballevent, where groups from allover campus, and even a fewfrom local schools, showedup to duke it out on thecourts. The tournament wassponsored by Five Stones; agroup on campus whichhelps alleviates poverty andcreates a sustainable econo-my in the Dominican Repub-lic, specifically in the area ofCruz Verde. Tessie Swope,president and founder ofFive Stones, created FiveStones when she was 17, fol-lowing an encounter with achild in the village she wasstaying at where he showedher the five stones he hadwith the intention of build-ing his mother a house. Sincethen, the project has raisedover $55,000 through eventssuch as the volleyball tour-nament to build vocationalcenters, a house and build ascholarship program in CruzVerde.

    The volleyball gamebegan with important speak-ers, such as the mayor ofWinter Park, who pro-claimed November 10th,2005, the official Winter ParkFive Stones Project Day, andawarded Tessie with a cer-tificate. Following the mayorwas the esteemed Jose RafaelPerez Modesto, the Sub Sec-retary of State from the Do-minican Republic, whospoke of how importantprojects such as Five Stonesare in creating a better worldfor everyone. Throughoutthe tournament, 34 teamscompeted to be the winners,while on-lookers enjoyedhotdogs, chicken patties andthe like, grilled up by someFive Stones volunteers.

    The event had a greatturnout, as members of theGreek system, the teachingstaff, administration and stu-dents all battled to be named

    number one in the tourna-ment, and to be awardedwith medals to say congrat-ulations. Even PresidentDuncan threw on his bestvolleyball playing clothesand came out to supportFive Stones. There were alsoa few teams from both UCFand Valencia, to the surpriseof the Five Stones volun-teers, who had not publi-cized the event to the greaterWinter Park community. Asthe reigning TKE championsduked it out against theteams, raffle tickets for somegreat donated prizes weresold and donations weremade, all while music drift-

    ed in the background. Despite the darkness

    that descended half waythrough the tournament, itraged on until TKE had won,beating the other 33 teamswhich had come out to showsupport their support for theFive Stones Project. Thenight ended with some awe-some pizza and then theCaribbean party, where theraffle prizes were an-nounced while peoplechowed on chocolate cakeand Venezuelan food. Prizesincluded 4-12 oz steaks de-livered to your door, dinnerfor 2 at Planet Hollywood, agift certificate to Mellow

    Mushroom, and other dona-tions from the Winter ParkCommunity. All donationsthat were received duringthe tournament will go to-wards this year's trip to theDominican, when the Voca-tional center will be finishedto the Cruz Verde communi-ty. The tournament ended ona happy note, as Five Stonesraces to meet it's goal of$18,000 by the end of No-vember, which is well on itsto being reached as the PaulNewman Foundation hadmade a generous donationearlier in the week, whichwill go towards poverty alle-viation in Cruz Verde.

    THE OLDEST COLLEGE NEWSPAPER IN FLORIDAWWW.THESANDSPUR.ORGNOVEMBER 18, 2005 FOUNDED IN 1894

    Building a Better Life for Youth,Five Stones At a Time

    In BriefRollins Celebrates AmericaRecycles DayThe Recycling Program, co-sponsored by Eco-Rollins,sponsored an event Tuesdayafternoon where they gaveaway free bottles of waterwith recycling information,held raffles for prizes, andencouraged students to signa petition for more recycledtrash containers on campus.

    Rollins Gears Up to HostLiterary Arts FestivalFor the 66th year, Rollinswill present its visiting au-thors series. Winter With theWriters, A Festival of the Lit-erary Arts will be held everyThursday during the monthof February 2006 with mas-ter classes at 4 p.m. andreadings, on-stage inter-views and signings at 8 p.m.

    Step It Up For a Good CauseOn Sunday, November 13 at7 p.m., students from RollinsCollege and UCF were ac-companied by several com-munity organizations topresent a team exhibitionstep show. Money and dona-tions raised at the event willbenefit the Winter Park TeenLeadership Council.

    In This Issue

    KELSEY FIELD / The SandspurA GOOD CAUSE REWARDED: Theresa Swopes is commended for her work with the FiveStones Project (top) Students play volleyball and enjoy the night for a good cause (bottom).

    by Kelsey Fieldthe sandspur

    Mills Lawnhosts charitabletournament forimprovished Dominician kids.

    NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2OPINIONS . . . . . . . . . . . .5HOLT NEWS . . . . . . . . . .8ENTERTAINMENT . . . .10LIFE & TIMES . . . . . . . . .13SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

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  • Last week, Rollins Col-lege was honored with thepresence of an extremelyimportant governmentrepresentative from theDominican Republic,Senor Jose Rafael ModestoPerez.

    Sponsored by the An-thropology Department,Senor Modesto came onbehalf of the Five StonesProject, and on Thursday,November 10, he spoke tostudents about the rela-tions between the Domini-can and United States, em-phasizing on the CentralAmerican Free TradeAgreement, otherwiseknown as CAFTA.

    Translated by Rollinsown Pedro Pequeno, theSub Secretary of State de-scribed recent economicactivity in the DominicanRepublic, which is grow-ing at a steady rate follow-ing a slump in 2000.

    Although CAFTA forthe Dominican is not in ef-fect as of yet, SenorModesto explained why

    the trade agreement is sovital for the continualgrowth of the DominicanRepublic.

    The Dominican Repub-lic has a crucial geograph-ic location for trade, as it isin a time zone convenientfor both Europe and theUnited States. Althoughthe Dominican is a smallnation, it is the 5th tradingpartner for the UnitedStates, and free trade be-tween the two nationswould allow for greatereconomic options for both.

    As the Dominicaneconomy continues itsstrong growth trend, (in2002 the Dominican saw agrowth of 3.9 percent,which is five times greaterthan the average rate ofgrowth for Latin America)trade relations betweenthe US and Dominican willbecome stronger.

    As there are over 1 mil-lion Dominicans living inthe United States, SenorModesto dictated the im-portance of Dominicantrade reaching those peo-ple, and capitalizing onnostalgic productions forthat specific population ofpeople, which undoubted-ly would spread to othergroups of people oncethey discovered how greatDominican products, such

    as the sweets and beer,are.

    According to theCAFTA-DR website, a freetrade agreement with theDominican would not sim-ply benefit the Dominicanand the United States, butalso the other countries al-ready involved in CAFTA,which includes Costa Rica,El Salvador, Guatemala,Honduras and Nicaragua.

    Even Haiti, which hasnot yet been entered intothe CAFTA agreement,would benefit as they are amajor trade partner withthe Dominican Republic.

    The agreement wouldprovide opportunities forUS manufacturers andworkers, as 80% of US ex-ports would become dutyfree in the involved coun-tries, and the other tariffswould be phased out overa ten year period.

    Other aspects to thetrade agreement includetraining on the USA Bio-Terrorism Law, seminarson technical barriers totrade and workshops onproduct rules of origin.

    The Dominican Repub-lic government has highhopes that the UnitedStates will be a steppingstone to greater trade ca-pacity, and hope to openup markets in Europe and

    Asia as well. Senor Modesto was op-

    timistic about the greatthings that would come tothe Dominican Republicwith the CAFTA-Domini-can Republic agreement,especially an alleviation ofpoverty in the DominicanRepublic.

    Although the econom-ic growth has resulted in aGDP per capita of $2200annually, up from $2900 a

    few years ago, there is stillrampant poverty that crip-ples potential. Many agreethat the Dominican en-trance to CAFTA wouldpromote Dominican jobswho might otherwise im-migrate illegally to theUnited States, would bol-ster political stability inthe Dominican Republicand help create securitybetween the North andSouth hemisphere.

    THE SANDSPUR2 NOVEMBER 18, 2005NEWSSeor Perez Modesto Speaks on theCentral American Free Trade Agreement

    Governmentrepresentativefrom the Domini-can Republic, dis-cusses CAFTA.by Kelsey Field

    the sandspur

    KELSEY FIELD / The Sandspur

    THE IMPORTANCE OF CAFTA: Senor Modesto speaks to theRollins community on behalf of the Five Stones Project.

  • NEWSNOVEMBER 18, 2005 THE SANDSPUR 3

    On November 8, Aus-tralian police arrested seven-teen people, including a rad-ical Muslim cleric, oncharges of planning a terror-ist attack and committing to"violent jihad in Australia"after raids in which one manwas shot.

    The police were onwatch at possible targetssuch as the Sydney OperaHouse, the harbour bridge,oil refineries and the stockexchange. The arrestedgroup did not have a specif-ic target in mind but theywere trying to buy chemicalssimilar to those used in theLondon bombings in July.

    At the time of the arrests,police seized chemicals,firearms, computers, back-packs and travel documents.Bomb-making instructionvideos were found in Arabic.The videos were titled"Sheikh Osama's TrainingCourse" and "Are You Readyto Die?"

    Documents stated thatsix of the men had gone on"hunting and campingtrips," which police de-scribed as jihad trainingcamps in t

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