Homecoming Hunger Games

On Oct.30, before all the homecoming celebrations and activities, Student Government Association (SGA) planed a fun activity, The Hunger Games, on the quad.

Stripes of paper were distributed in different resident halls so that students could register as tributes. There were two tributes from each dorm/district. The students who witnessed the games could sponsor their “district.”

This was a fun way for the student body to get ready for homecoming weekend.

Mock Rock Auditions

Auditions for Mock Rock, JBU’s annual lip synching competition, will be held on Oct. 8 in the cathedral. Each team can sign up for a fifteen-minute time slot by filling out the online form and the sign up sheet in the Student Development Center. Atleast three-quarters of the team must be present for auditions.

Lead Actress in Saving the Phoenix

The filming of Connor Wilkinson’s senior project, “Save the Phoenix,” is in progress. We had the chance to sit down with the lead actress, Ashley Duckworth, to discuss her experience on the film.

Duckworth, a cinema major, is playing the role of Jack in the movie.

Jack is a protestor that likes to go around and scream in people’s faces and tell them to protest against things that don’t even exist.  She runs into a guy named Thomas and this changes everything.

Duckworth believes that this movie is the first of its kind to be made at JBU. For this reason,  it is definitely worth seeing.



The official start of homecoming is Oct. 2. The day will kick off with an alumni chapel at 10am in the cathedral. Craig Congdon will be the speaker of the service.

At 7:30 p.m., gather your friends and head over to the Bill George Arena where the current men’s basketball team takes on former team players.

If basketball is not your thing, then check out “Harvey,” the fall freshman play which starts at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to jbu.edu/tickets.

On Oct. 3 at 3 p.m., there is an Ultimate Frisbee match. At 11 a.m., the current rugby team faces the alumni rugby players. At noon, head on to the Bill George Arena to cheer on the volleyball team as they take on Southwestern Christian. At 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., you can catch the women and men’s soccer games. Also, there is another opportunity to watch the freshman play, “Harvey,” at 1p.m. in case you missed it on Friday. To wrap things up, head over to the Berry Performing Arts Center to watch the documentary, “Loving Lynda.” Tickets are five dollars per person.

Be sure to get involved in these great homecoming activities.