At the culmination of a long and successful year in journalism, the journalists wanted to celebrate the end of the year. And the best way they knew how came in the form of a bake-off. As the bake-off used to be an annual event, this year’s journalism class hoped to continue the tradition.
Every day, students see Mr. Lisson, Director of Christian Life running around Wesleyan. He always seems to be in a hurry, busy with different tasks every day. But a common question among many students is “what is this man always doing?” The Green and Gold decided to get to the bottom of it.
“A child from Uganda, a teenager from the U.S. and an adult from Johns Creek are all part of one humanity under Christ,” said Christian Life Director Greg Lisson. As part of February’s Christian Life theme, “One Humanity,” Wesleyan partnered with the Sozo Ugandan Children’s Choir to bring a unique celebration of diversity to the community.
Service Day was a chance for all Wesleyan students to get out and make a difference for others. Wesleyan students are incredibly fortunate to work at a school with such a dedicated staff and facilities crew, and the students were excited to be able to give back.
The first of a planned series of annual Service Days offered many opportunities to serve. Omicron Service Society Director Nathan Emmelhainz said, “[Service Day first came to fruition when] Kelsey Rappe came up with the idea (she remembered both 8th grade service day, and the HS service day that her older siblings did years ago). 5-10 years ago there was an annual service day that was a day of no classes for the whole high school. This was changed with an intent to have service always be voluntary – rather than compulsory. This year’s event was entirely voluntary, and was sufficiently successful that we will try it again next year. It will remain voluntary – as an option on PSAT day.”
Dogs are the backbone of every good community. Some of the most iconic members of the Wesleyan family happen to be dogs. Kodiak the Wolf, Oscar Khedouri and Sam Lisson, all of these canines are integral to the Wesleyan community. From Chihuahuas to Golden Retrievers, Wesleyan has it all.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate some of the most precious pups at Wesleyan.
Owner: Greg Lisson
Breed: Golden Retriever
Special Talents: He can play dead, walk on two legs and stay still with a treat on his nose.
Personality: Sam is lovingly spastic; every person he meets is his new best friend. Described by Senior Ana Hanger as “The most adorable thing that has ever walked the earth besides Jesus and he is the most golden of all.”