Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Hershell Jefferson. I’m from Pensacola, Florida.
How has your first 6 weeks gone here at Jamestown?
The first 6 weeks have been treating me well, nothing crazy but the classes are different.
What is your favorite thing about your experience at Jamestown?
My favorite experience were the activities they hosted for us the second week of school meeting new students.
How have you gotten involved on campus?
I’m on the football team, other than that I haven’t really been involved but look forward to getting more involved.
How is this experience different from your experience at home?
Seeing new people and getting to make new friends is all new to me coming from Pensacola where everybody knows everybody.
Do you love being a Jimmie?
1000% love being a Jimmie! Let’s goooooo!
Anticipation rose for the first Jimmies Hockey game, at the Wilson Arena on Thursday night. With new talent and fresh faces of 4 new freshmen playing for the D1 team this year, such as Philippe Lessard and Mario Decapite, among familiar faces, with the likes of our goalie Tyson Brouwer and our Captain this year, Jason Richter. The season started off with the Jimmies’ first game against Minot State, with an exciting first period. No goals were conceived, and none scored, but that didn’t portray the level of competition displayed by both teams in the exciting first period.
The second period is where things got interesting. Canadian Sophomore, Greg Susinski, scored the first goal of the game and the first goal of the Jimmies hockey season in this case, giving the Jimmies a 1-0 lead against the Beavers.
Minot State came back scoring the tiebreaker, followed closely by another goal, meaning the Jimmies were 2-1 down at the end of the second period.
Hope was slowly diminishing for the Jimmies, until Greg Susinski scored the sensational tying goal, with 12.2 seconds remaining of the third period. This led to overtime, when unfortunately, the Beavers claimed the game within the first few minutes, resulting in a 3-2 win to Minot State.
This is only the beginning of the season for the D1 Hockey team, with so much potential and talent, there is no doubt that they will have a successful season.
The next home game is against Midland University on October 15th, where talent and determination will definitely be displayed.
You may have heard the group playing at home athletic events last year, and with the Big Orange pep band this year. The drumline exists as a separate group from the pep band and was established in the fall of 2020, led by Dr. Jason Kihle, who is always looking for more students to join. You don’t need to be a band student or start with any familiarity with playing drums. The drumline meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 4:50. Members of the group learn percussion techniques and play pieces ranging from pep band chants to complex ensemble performances. Henry Kersey-Russell is a new member of the drumline. When asked what he likes about being a member of the group he said, “I like learning rhythm. As a music major, it’s a good thing that I’m in the drumline now because now I can get better at staying on-beat and counting. It will help me with my career.”
The drumline plays for a variety of home athletic events, including football, hockey, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. Each spring the group is featured on a full concert performing idiomatic works for the ensemble; This past spring the group performed Dr. Kihle’s original composition, “The Rise of the Roman Empire.” Dr. Kihle says that the title and subject for the spring concert will be revealed later this fall. The spring concert is at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 3rd in the DeNault Auditorium in the Reiland Fine Arts Center. The Pride of the Big Orange drumline will also be playing after the band at the Homecoming concert at 7:30 pm next Friday, October 8th.