By Katie Witham
For the billions of soccer fans around the world, the past four years have been spent in eager anticipation of the 2010 World Cup.
This summer’s World Cup will be held in Africa for the first time ever, a move that is historically groundbreaking and possesses the potential to be hugely influential.
When South Africa hosts the competition this summer, it will mark the first time the Cup has been played on the African continent. The World Cup has been held on every other continent except Australia, and multiple times on most.
South Africa will join Cameroon, Algeria, and the Ivory Coast in representing Africa in this summer’s tournament.
Despite never having won a World Cup, African teams have certainly been prominent enough to earn a position as hosts long before now.
The importance of this long overdue honor to South Africa and to the continent as a whole is immense.
By Chris Hernandez
Team handball recently joined the list of club sports offered at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Team handball, or European handball, is not to be confused with American handball in which players hit a rubber ball against a wall with their hands. Team handball has been around since 1896 and is a unique sport that incorporates running, jumping and passing. It is played within a 40-meter indoor court.
Coach Dominique Dumont is an alumna of Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is now the Eastern Regional Director for USA Team Handball, an organization that is licensed by the U.S. Olympic Committee to run and develop the sport in the country.
Dumont’s vision for PBA’s handball team started last year.
“Living up the street from PBA and being an alumna, it made sense for me to come knock on the door and see if we can get something started here,” she said. “When you develop a project, you always start in your backyard.”
Unfortunately for Dumont, by the time she held her free clinics for handball, students were stressing about exams. The project slowly dwindled.
Not one to give up, Dumont came back this year with a new tactic. Continue reading
By Samone Davis
The Lord calmed the storm and asked them in response, “Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?” (Mark 4:40)
This scripture shows that having fear of something means having no faith in the Lord.
In one of my classes, I was given an assignment requiring me to research and describe the relationship between fear and faith.
Artwork by Samone Davis
When I first heard “fear and faith,” I automatically assumed that they had no relationship, but in the next thought, recognized that we must fear God to prove our faith in him.
By Anna Zetterberg
Assist. Managing Editor
Tuesday could be your last chance to soak up the wisdom of a man who has had more impact on your life than you may realize.
Dr. Donald E. Warren, one of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s founders, will address the PBA community at the Founders’ Day chapel in the Greene Complex tomorrow at 11 a.m.
At 83 years old, Warren said it would probably be his last time addressing the public, saying there is a time to walk away and for new people to step in.
Dr. Donald and Bebe Warren, courtesy of Becky Peeling
He will share his wisdom about God’s calling in the past and future for students who believe they are being called and those that don’t think they are called.
By Kristina Webb
Acreage resident Gail Bass never expected what she saw from her window about five months ago.
The creature perched on her bird feeder looked like a squirrel, but it was covered in tumors.
“It was strange because I noticed the one and it kept getting worse,” Bass said.
Photo courtesy of Gail Bass
The tumors covering the squirrel varied in size, and the number of tumors increased over the next three months. Then, Bass said, the cold snap came and she hasn’t seen the squirrels since.
The Acreage, a pastoral community in western Palm Beach County, is the focus of a state investigation into whether or not a pediatric cancer cluster exists in the area.
Bass wonders if there is something making animals in The Acreage sick.
Channel 5 meteorologist explains the cold weather that plagued South Florida
By Michael Noble
Florida residents can finally put away their sweatshirts and jump into a bathing suit for a warm and welcome spring. The winter solstice ended in February, but the cold seemed to linger a bit longer than normal.
“El Nino and a stubborn high pressure system over the central U.S. contributed to the cold this winter,” said NBC’s WPTV meteorologist Steve Weagle.
The average temperature of West Palm Beach decreased 3.2 degrees this winter, making February the tenth coldest winter month on record, with an average of 64 degrees.
Photo by Christina Cernik, Photo Editor
According to Weagle, weather statistics from most main weather sites were recorded as the lowest temperatures since 1981. The reason why the temperature dropped so low is due to the increased amount of snow that accumulated in the northern hemisphere.
This caused all of the south-bound forced air from the northern hemisphere to significantly cool things down enough for Floridians to notice a big difference.
According to Rutgers University Global Science Lab, the monthly snow accumulation for North America was 18.58 million sq. km., 2 million sq. km. more than normal.