Jocelyn Robinson

Relay for Life slated for this weekend

This Friday night, Western students will circle the track to help the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.

Starting at 7 p.m., at least one person from each team will be on the track for the next 12 hours as part of the ACS’s Relay for Life.

Teams were organized by students and include volunteers from several different groups.

Nineteen teams are participating in the event. Fourteen teams are from various campus organizations, and five teams are from Greenwood High School.

Students volunteer to participate in the event for many reasons, said Brenda Moore, an ACS staff member who helped organize the event.

“Some have a passion for volunteering or maybe they just want to help,” she said. “Almost all of them have been touched by cancer in some way.”

Lawrenceburg sophomore Emily Morse organized a team from Gilbert Hall to take part in the event.

“It’s a wonderful event for an amazing cause,” she said. “It’s definitely something I wanted to do.”

Cancer survivors are invited to walk the Survivor’s Lap, which is the first lap of the night.

Five bands, including FLOORD and the John Martin Trio, will be performing until about midnight, Moore said.

Non-participating students are encouraged to attend and support the volunteers. The cost is $5 to get in, and students can stay all night.

— Jocelyn Robinson

Forensics team wins tournament

Westerns forensic team won the American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament with 343 points, beating the nearest competitor by over 60 points.

The win is the third major championship for the team this year. They will attempt a sweep of the major championships April 17-21 at the National Forensics Association speech and debate tournament.

The forensic team has already claimed this year’s International Forensics Association title and first place at the Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha National Tournament.

— Adam Eadens