The Walking Dead: The Glenn Paradox


The Walking Dead never ceases to leave an audience stunned and confused multiple times in one episode. On the dramatic episode aired 2 weeks ago, there was a showstopper on the hit TV show. The show appeared to feature the death of a main character that just could not have been true. Many viewers were in utter disbelief and refused to accept it. Besides the fact that the death came out of nowhere, it made no sense since the death was not heroic at all. Usually, when a main character is killed off, there is at least a heroic death to allow for an acceptance from the audience.

From almost the beginning of the series, Glenn has made his way into many of the viewers’ hearts. As Sunday’s episode portrayed, he seemed to have met his end after being cornered by an enormous mob of walkers in an alley. They could have survived on top of the dumpsters if the dead-weight, Nicholas, wouldn’t have shot himself, falling into the swarm and taking Glenn with him. Glenn is then shown with walkers ripping him apart and gnawing into his intestines, with every viewer’s jaws dropped as a result.

What many fans are asking now, though,  is this what was really happened? Did Glenn really die? Or did Nicholas land on top of him and shield him from the walkers? With the initial shock of the episode warn off, we now have time to evaluate. With all of the evidence that I have researched, I’ve come to the conclusion that it was all a trick. Glenn did not die in Sunday’s episode. You have to look into the details of the show.

-Usually if a main character dies, they are brought onto the wrap-up show, The Talking Dead, and Glenn was not.

-The wrap-up show never directly told the audience that Glenn had died like they have done with other characters deaths, instead they went along the lines of “Glenn appears to have been killed.” Or something along those lines.

The Talking Dead usually has a memorial section on the show where they remember everyone who died in that episode. Glenn wasn’t featured in this.

-The show usually has the main character that died in the episode on the show to say goodbye and explain and talk about their death.

– The writer, Scott Gimple, actually released a prepared statement about Glenn’s death, “In some way we will see Glenn, some version of Glenn, or parts of Glenn again, either in flashback or in the current story, to help complete the story.” He could have meant anything by this, though. Glenn could show up in a flashback, as a walker, or unhurt and alive. Gimple could not have covered more bases with that statement.

With all the evidence I think that Glenn did not die on Sunday’s episode. The show could be doing all of this just to come out and say that he really did die, but what would be the point? In the end, almost every viewer can agree that they would rather see Glenn alive and that this is all some trick that AMC wanted to pull.

Last week’s episode revealed nothing about Glenn but instead was more of a filler episode. The question in all of the fan’s minds is what does this mean? What’s true and what are they not telling us? Tune in on Sunday, November 8 to AMC to watch The Walking Dead and to hopefully discover where Glenn’s fate lies.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

 The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a group of students that gathers for prayer every Wednesday morning from 7 – 7:20 a.m. The leader of the group, math teacher Troy Dice, makes it his mission to lead FCA in the right direction and to make sure they stay on track with what the Bible instructs believers to do.

  “In 2 Timothy 3:16 it says ‘For where two or three have gathered, there I am in their midst.’ We want to have believers gathering together in fellowship, in prayer and challenging each other of what does the Bible say and how are we going to obey,” Dice said.

  The mission statement for the club states that it is “For athletes and all who may influence.” Contrary to many students beliefs, FCA is not only for athletes but is instead for anyone and everyone. The group is for students who want to spend one morning a week in fellowship with other Christians and focus on God.

  “Many of the student leaders in FCA are not even athletes. They’re involved in other activities, and they just have a passion for Jesus and His ministry,” Dice said.

  As a special addition to FCA, student leaders get the opportunity to teach a sermon in front of the rest of the club. A couple of students get a topic from Dice and then they get together to study what they are going preach on.

  “I love it.  FCA is probably my favorite thing I do at the school,” senior Ellie Todd said. “It just has an affect on me that nothing else can touch.”

  For years, a passion for FCA has been growing in Dice. A friend of Dice had told him that this is where he thought his ministry would lead. Sure enough, this is where he was lead.

  “FCA has a dear place in my heart. I grew in my faith through FCA,” Dice said, “It’s my place to give back for all of what Christ has done for me.”

  The club is for any student who wants to attend and have fellowship in Christ. The club occasionally will have an event set up that students can participate in.

  Students who would like to join FCA and be a part of these events can start by going to a meeting on Wednesdays at 7 a.m. To get more information, students can meet with one of the student leaders or go visit Dice’s room at the end of the Spanish hallway.

Color Guard “Moving Forward” Preview

Color GuardThe Color Guard is having a preview show on Saturday, January 31 at 7 p.m. in the Vandy Gym. The team has been working on the show since December 2, 2014 under the direction of Keith Potter.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the audiences reaction to the show and how it impacts them,” junior Chloe Kenney said. “It’s a good start to a new year and I’m excited to see where it goes.”

The show is based on “Moving Forward,” a show about the relationship between coaches and their students. The Color Guard team is doing the preview in order to perform in front of a crowd before officially performing competitively at a real show later in the season.

“This year’s show is very intense and a lot of hard work,” junior Maggie Kilbourne said. “It’s our first winter season with a new director and its going really well. I’m so excited for our first show because all of us are super confident. We are going to make a great comeback this year!”