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As delays to sports continue, Piedmont is committed to finding ways for every athlete to compete amid the COVID-19 pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, most fall sports have been delayed to the  spring semester. The USA South conference recently pushed back the start of the basketball season until the beginning of the spring semester. The conference also postponed conference play for fall sports until the spring semester. With all of these delays, schools like Piedmont will face a new challenge: multiple teams using the same field.

“It will be a challenge, but from the President down, we are all committed to finding a way for all student athletes to have the best quality experience that we can provide,” said Athletic Director Jim Peeples. 

 Spring sports are scheduled to begin as they normally do. The challenge that Piedmont will have is making sure there are no schedule issues or conflicting game times. Certain sports probably will not have anything to worry about, like baseball or cross country, as they do not share their field with anyone. However, there could be conflicts in the Mize Gym with volleyball and both men’s and women’s basketball. There could also be conflicts with men’s and women’s lacrosse and soccer. All four teams would all be using the same field to compete throughout the entire spring. 

Another issue that will have to be worked around are the complications surrounding other schools in the conference. Their decisions will be made for their student athletes, which could be different from the way Piedmont is handling their student athletes.

“There are some schools that are trying to pigeon-hole fall sports into certain sections of the spring,” Peeples said. “My personal thoughts are that we should use the entire spring so that we have many different dates to work with for all sports.” 

As the USA South conference works to develop a plan for all these sports to compete, there is speculation from different athletes that they may not even be able to compete in the spring.

“At this point, with the way things are moving along, I don’t really know if we will even have a season at all,” said senior basketball player, Mikey Joseph. “I believe we could have started on time, but we will see what decisions are made after this semester is over.” 

With many different schools on different time-tables and having different concerns, the spring athletic season could be something we have never seen before. The season could turn out to be a huge success or go down in flames. With the right protocols in place and the right scheduling, Piedmont is hoping to give every student athlete a chance to compete for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Presley Field – that is the name on my birth certificate and I wrote a story about myself

Hello, I am Presley Field. I am 19 years of age, as my birthday is December 30th, the year of our Lord 2000. That date is also where we begin our magical journey of my life.

Starting from the beginning, I was born in Dallas, Texas. Birthed from a woman named Kim, who happens to be my mother.

Moving on, I lived in Dallas for around five years before moving to Georgia. I failed to mention my parents divorced during my sixty months of existence. Mortal enemies, they were – (Say it in Yoda’s voice). I’m kidding of course (but not really). Throughout my time in grade school, not much happened. I lived in Powder Springs, Georgia, went to school at Kemp Elementary and field day was the only thing I remember. Referencing to to the title, Field is my last name, so I always thought it was similar to my birthday, but it was not.

I am just going to skip over middle school altogether, as it was as uneventful as watching paint dry. After middle school, I was forced to conquer high school. Starting out, still living in Powder Springs, I attended Hillgrove High School my freshman year. Then things happened, thus leading to the departure of my family from said town of Powder Springs. By the way, my family consists of my said mother Kim, brother of younger age (sixteen) Luke, and myself. We also have two labradors of the chocolate and yellow variety. We left on the journey to a new place known as Duluth. I proceeded to attend Greater Atlanta Christian School for the rest of high school and to some surprise, I graduated and received a diploma. I played baseball in high school.

Around January of my senior year, I decided I was going to come to Piedmont and play baseball. Now, here we are sophomore year of college, living the dream.

Presley Field: Symposium Story, Website Design

Due to COVID-19, Taylor Pope and other Piedmont students were forced to present their symposium projects online this year.

As seniors graduate and look to enter a competitive job market, senior theater major Taylor Pope hopes an attractive website helps her stand out among the crowd.

“I think website design can really help anyone,” she said. “It is a good way to show you and your talents off without having to be face to face.”

Having a website can help people show more about themselves without having to go through an interview process, she said. A potential employer could go to your website and see all your accolades and credentials and know from there if they might be interested in hiring you. 

Another way website design could help is to demonstrate technological proficiency. Most companies have a website, but having a good looking, well organized website could help people navigate to where they need to go to find what they are looking for. If a website is too hard to navigate through, people likely will lose interest and go to another website, Pope said.

For Taylor, the reason she chose to present her website was for her professor.

“I chose to present this topic because my professor, Bill Gabelhausen, said that my website was very well done and recommended that I present at the symposium,” she said.

Gabelhausen said he was very pleased with Taylor’s presentation and thought it was very informative.

“Taylor is a great student and works very hard at professionalism and it shows in her website and through her presentation at the symposium,” said Gabelhausen.

Pope was very detailed about her website and gave plenty of good examples for others to use. 

Anyone can design a website, but making it professional is much harder and requires more attention to detail, Pope said.

She hopes her website will give her an edge when looking for a job, allowing her to showcase multiple abilities. “This website (gives) easy access for employers to see what you do and to be able to access it without having to email a bunch of files back and forth.”