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BO BURNHAM parades around the stage acting as a dinosaur druing his opening act. Burnham performed at the Stroh Center on Thursday night as part of the University Activities Organization’s annual LOL with UAO comedy event. The show was free for students.
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Comedian Bo Burnham performs for third annual LOL with UAO By Abby Welsh Pulse Editor
ouTube star Bo Burnham performed his comedic songs and told jokes in front of 4,000 students and fans at the Stroh Center on Thursday night. As one of the youngest musical comedian stars, Burnham performed satirical and politically edgy songs and jokes on issues such as race, gender and sexuality. “When I first started, I was like a little awkward, pubescent 15-year-old kid saying really dirty and offensive things,” Burnham said in an exclusive interview with The BG News. “I wasn’t sure who was going to watch my videos, but apparently people like them.” Burnham is a strong believer that the Internet had a lot to do with his success. That, and his decision to go on tour following high school instead of heading to college. “I don’t know if I would have been discovered, I just have no idea,” Burnham said. “I do think the whole [college process] would have made me a different comic.” Burnham had originally planned on attending a college in New York the fall after his graduation, hoping to “perform open mics in bars for drunk college students,” but ended up taking a different route to a fast-track career, he said. “I was pretty bitter at first not having the college experience, but I have no regrets with how everything turned out,” Burnham said. Burnham performs a different kind of comedy that he believes is more attractive for audiences. He has previously recorded a Comedy Central special, the youngest ever to do so, and released three comedy albums. “I was really into theater and I always wanted to make a show that was like a production, really exciting and big,” Burnham said. “I just did what I thought was funny.” His appearance on campus was theatrical, with Burnham interacting with the audi-
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ACTING like a dinosaur during his show at the Stroh Center, Bo Burnham made a crowd full of students laugh several times throughout the evening.
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GAMMA PHI BETTA members Rachel Stepowoy, Charlaine Tenorio, Alyson Bricker, Lauren Goudy and Caroline Wittland talk and eat sweets at the sorority’s open house Thursday night. The sorority will be having another open house Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Falcons defeated the Buffalo Bulls by grabbing them by the horns Thursday. A pair of late free throws iced the Bulls and tied the Falcons for first time in the MAC East . | PAGE 5
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Faculty Association marches on McFall, plans next move By Max Filby Editor-in-Chief
The University began its annual participation in an international recycling competition Monday, but this year the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. RecycleMania, a contest that began more than 10 years ago in Ohio, challenges over 600 universities across the nation and even a few in Canada to reduce campuswide waste and increase their percentage of recycling over an eight week period. Nick While the University was one Hennessy of the first schools to begin parUniversity ticipating, it previously only comSustainability peted in the residence halls diviCoordinator sion of the contest, said Nicholas Hennessy, campus sustainability coordinator. “This is the first year that we’ll be entering into the campus-wide competition as opposed to just our residence halls,” Hennessy said. “It’s the same national competition, it’s just that this time we’re in the big leagues rather than just a friendly competition.” Entering into RecycleMania’s campus-wide competition division pins the University up against many around the nation, some significantly smaller but others much larger. This new division means waste and recyclables from every building on campus, not just residence halls, will be measured weekly and converted into weight for submission. Recycling is only part of the competition, as students, faculty and staff will try to reduce their total waste throughout the contest. “Throughout the duration of the contest, you may not be producing a million cans and bottles, but that’s not really the purpose,” Hennessy said. “It’s more important to cut your waste as much as possible.” Waste Management Inc., a third-party supplier, is responsible for emptying dumpsters throughout campus and will be able to give Hennessy the weight of the waste they collect on a weekly basis. In order to measure recyclables, the custodial staff in residence halls will report what they collect in volume, which Hennessy’s office can then calculate using a volume to weight conversion. For the other buildings on campus, student staff and the recycling grounds crew will be responsible for collecting and reporting volumes. Competing in the campus-wide division will be much more challenging because of the amount of waste and trying to get more people involved. The Office of Campus Sustainability is trying to encourage campus-wide participation. “One of the things we’re doing is the ‘Caught Green Handed’ raffle,” said Campus Sustainability intern Jacob Clolinger. “Our volunteers will be going around campus looking for people recycling
With the March on McFall complete, members of the Faculty Association aren’t simply waiting for a response from the administration — they’re already planning their next move. The association’s next demonstration will take place on President’s Day, when prospective students and their families will be visiting campus. “It’s a good day to do something and one way to inform [prospective students] of the status of the number of faculty here,” said David Jackson, president of
This week columnist James Pfundstein recounts his participation in the March on McFall and says that if the University is trying to conduct business like a corporation, it’s doing a poor job of it. | PAGE 4
the Faculty Association. “There’s always stuff going on.” In moving on to plan the President’s Day event, the Faculty Association wants something more than a response from the administration, Jackson said. “We’re demanding a change of behavior in that they decide to not have 100 fewer faculty,” Jackson said. Although the University sent out a press release approximately three hours MOLLY MCFADDIN | THE BG NEWS after the March on McFall, the release did not recog- HOLDING the petition signed by close to 5,100 people is University President Mary Ellen Mazey. The Faculty See F ACULTY | Page 2 Association delivered the petition to Mazey on Wednesday.
WHAT CAUSE DO YOU FEEL PASSIONATE ENOUGH TO PROTEST ON CAMPUS FOR? WHY? “If they continue to raise tuition.” Isaiah Harris Sophomore, Communications
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“Whose Line is it Anyways?” co-stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood. Sophomore Jennie Maione said she loved his comedy act and was more than pleased when she heard he was coming. “When I found out, I YouTubed some more of his videos and fell in love with his work,” Maione said. “I also really enjoyed his opening act, Josh Sneedy, he was really funny.” Comedian Josh Sneedy was excited to open for Burnham, who Sneedy said gave a great performance. “Not only was Bo funny, but the crowd was amazing too,” Sneedy told The BG News. Even though student tickets were free, UAO raised money by selling tickets to the community, allowing a meet-and-greet after the show and a raffle. The money raised will be donated to Broadway Cares, Relay for Life and Dance Marathon, Utt said. “Luckily, Bo Burnham was
ence in between his stand-up comedy and performing his best-known online songs. “I don’t really like preaching comedy too much, like “Yeah man, this is why George Bush screwed up America’ … my views are embedded in my work and I would like to open up [peoples’] minds about what comedy can be,” Burnham said. Burnham’s appearance on campus followed his victory in a student Facebook poll posted by the University Activities Organization, which also featured several other well-known comedians and performers. “Bo Burnham was the one everyone wanted to see,” said Cassandra Utt, co-director of LOL with UAO. “His votes were the highest out every candidates on our Facebook and OrcSync poll we had.” The poll also included comedians Steve-O, Seth Meyers, Nick Cannon and
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CHANTING ‘cut back, fight back,’ are students and members of the University’s faculty at the March on McFall on Wednesday.
FACULTY From Page 1 nize the march other than stating that the University would not be “commenting further on either the faculty reductions or contract negotiations.” The statement is part of an ongoing effort to make sure negotiations are conducted privately, instead of in the media, according to the press release. Despite the press release, the Faculty Association is trying to shed more light onto the cutting of 100 faculty members, rather than negotiating collective bargaining in the media, Jackson said. “We’re not asking to negotiate in public ... this time it’s about those 100 faculty,” Jackson said. Jackson, along with sophomore Michael Hart, delivered a petition protesting the 100 cuts to BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey’s office during the march. The petition had close to 5,100 signatures from people at the University, in the state
RECYCLE From Page 1 and entering anyone they see doing so into a drawing to win a gift card for dining services or maybe the bookstore.” Student organizations like the Environmental Service Club have helped spread awareness throughout campus on the importance of the competition. “Now that the entire campus is involved, we can see how much we’re throwing away and what percentage is recycled material campus wide,” said Stephanie Noftz, president of the Environmental Service Club. “I think this is a great opportunity for us to become aware of the amount of resources we’re using in our daily lives.” Also involved is the
of Ohio and around the country. Upon greeting Jackson and Hart, Mazey assured them that a lot of consideration went into the decision to cut faculty in an effort to save $5.2 million. “It was a tough budgetary decision,” Mazey said. “Our biggest priority is serving our students.” Jackson and Hart then returned to the crowd of about 300 people outside of McFall Center, where they had both earlier spoken about the cuts. “We’re all here because of some shared values,” Hart said during the march. “If there is this disconnect between the university and its students, then the university can’t reach its full potential.” Hart, a political science student, got more involved with the march after finding out an instructor, who helped him get an internship in Washington, D.C. this past summer, will not return for the fall semester. “He’s the kind of teacher we want to keep,” Hart said.
“It was a tough budgetary decision... Our biggest priority is serving our students.” Mary Ellen Mazey | President While most of the cuts that were announced Jan. 18 will come in the form of faculty retiring or leaving for other jobs, some faculty on one year contracts will not receive contract renewals. Such is the case with Hart’s instructor. The cuts came as the BGSU Board of Trustees approved about a one percent raise for Mazey, taking her salary from $375,100 to $382,602, according to a document featuring the University’s gross earnings for the fiscal year 2011-12. Other staff also received raises that went into affect this past September. The Board of Trustees also awarded Mazey a $50,000 bonus in December, which Mazey said she would donate to student scholarships.
“Every little bit counts and a huge amount of success will depend on students” Nick Hennessy | Sustainability Coordinator Residence Student Association, which serves as ambassadors for RecycleMania, said member Elizabeth Schnee. RSA sets up special glass recycling stations in some residence halls since the University stopped recycling glass about four years ago. “The schools and residence halls that do well are the ones that take on glass, because a full container of glass is 246 pounds as opposed to a full container of plastic, which is about 13 pounds,” said Hennessy. Both Hennessy and Clolinger encourage stu-
dents to try and consciously think about their purchases over the next couple months, especially in the all-youcare-to-eat dining facilities. “Every little bit counts and a huge amount of success will depend on students,” said Hennessy. “There’s over 18,000 of them here using recyclables every day and if we think of this as a marathon rather than a sprint, it can have a huge impact.” The competition runs from February 4th to March 30th. Anyone can check to see where the University ranks in the contest at RecycleManiacs.org.
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New media takes over priorites OLIVIA SMITH COLUMNIST
The human mind has an inherent urge to obtain new information. We are constantly seeking new things to learn and read about. Is this why we are so dependent on technology and social networks? It is so easy for college students to get wrapped up in the latest technology trend and to be hooked on what is happening on social sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Our generation will sit on Twitter, constantly refreshing their feeds for hours. We read and re-read our Facebook timelines hoping for something new to pop up, even when we know nothing has changed over the past 10 seconds. So why is it so easy for us to waste time on these sites and fiddle with technology, but so hard and grueling for us to sit down and read a five-page chapter for a class? The answer is simply this: we want new, up-to-date, interesting information. We are more concerned with what our friend Johnny did last night than what the third chapter of our biology book has to tell us. Instead of going on a news site for the latest information, we hit up Facebook or Twitter to see what is trending there instead. This news is more interesting and of more importance to us than what is happening in the real world. Our priorities have changed. With the increasing availability of technology across generations, this phenomenon is becoming more and more common. We constantly have access to our social networks on our smart phones, tablets and laptops, making it easier for us to get distracted
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ELEM3NT hip-hop group practices routine in Union for upcoming performance on March 24 in Olscamp 117 at 7 p.m.
CHEMISTRYthrough DIVERSE DANCE Elem3nt, University hip-hop dance group, performs, grows on campus
By Amber Petkosek Pulse Reporter
reshman Yai-Jahnee Lawler couldn’t imagine college without dancing. When she found out about Elem3nt, the University’s hip-hop dance crew, it seemed like a perfect fit. “I went to a performing arts high school, so dance is all I know,” she said. Lawler, who is trained mainly in ballet, said at first she was hesitant with trying hip-hop dancing. “Hip-hop is so free, it’s different from the strictness [of ballet],” she said. After joining, Lawler became more comfortable with dancing with a new group of people. Elem3nt, which was formed in 2008 under
“Hip-hop is so free, it’s different from the strictness [of ballet].” Yai-Jahnee Lawler | Freshman
the name Eccentricity, started off rough. After parting ways from the group’s original president, a meeting was held to decide the fate of the group, Tony DeBerry, senior and choreographer for Elem3nt said. The group decided to change their name to Elem3nt because of the diversity of the group. “When we started it was a bunch of girls and me,” he said. Elem3nt has danced for different events
and organizations around campus. “We danced for the MLK day, Saint Baldrick’s, Dance Marathon and Sibs ‘n Kids weekend,” said sophomore and coVice President Kezia Reynolds, who started dancing with the group last year. “We try to give back to the community.” “When I was a freshman there was a dance contest at the Rec and I competed because I was with my friends and I was comfortable,” Reynolds said. “The president actually spotted me the next day, and told me I should go to an informational.” Reynolds attended an information session not intending to join, but after seeing how dedicated the group was, she audi-
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Local band grooves to alternative rock success
Lesson 22 performs with other bands in Bowling Green By Geoff Burns Pulse Reporter
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DYLAN STRETCHBERY, left, who plays Jack Fland, fights with Casey Toney, who plays Will Curtis, during a rehearsal of the play Abundance.
Students go western in ‘Abundance’ By Patrick Pfanner Reporter
Student actors are opening a window to the past with “Abundance,” a western play opening next weekend. “Abundance” is based on a story by Beth Henley, a Pulitzer Prizewinning author, and premieres at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Eva Maria Saint Theatre inside the Wolfe Center. Tickets are $9 for students
and $12 for non-students. The play centers around two women in the pursuit of love, fortune and the dangers they encounter out west, said Sara Chambers, Director and University Lecturer. Those who arrive early have the chance to sit in the “fright zone,” the first row that’s just 10 feet away from the performers, she said. “Abundance” has a diverse set of scenes, some of which involve
intense action, so sitting closer helps pull the audience into the story, Chambers said. “Our culture thrives on fastpaced action, and this play has that,” said Dylan Stretchbery, University senior and actor in the play. “It’s written like a movie but it has a span of 25 years.”
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After receiving fifth place in a talent show at their high school in Norwalk, Ohio more than seven years ago, vocalist and rhythm guitarist Kevin Stoll and lead guitarist Chris Kirk decided it was time to pursue music. They are now known as the alternative rock band Lesson 22. “The top five qualifiers were able to play at a coffee shop, and after the set, people came up to us and said they liked our sound,” Stoll said. “If it wasn’t for those comments, I wouldn’t have thought twice about going on with [the band].” Kirk said the meaning behind Lesson 22 is based off self-reflection and a personal epiphany. “Everybody has that one thing that may put them in a different course in life or gives them a different understanding of their surroundings,” Kirk said. Stoll sa id t he ba nd tries to keep energ y between the band and the crowd during a show by playing with powerful emotion and writing about serious issues.
“We’re gearing towards writing more about the world instead of us.” Kevin Stoll | Vocalist “We’re gearing towards writing more about the world instead of us,” Stoll said. “There’s a few songs that I’ve written about how I fit into this world and it’s tough trying to mesh into society when you don’t agree with it.” Stoll graduated from Norwalk in 2005 and Kirk graduated the following year. Kirk went on to attend college in Akron and Stoll moved to California and sold magazines. This didn’t keep the two from staying in touch, though. Stoll moved back to Columbus, then to Norwalk because of a construction job. Drummer Travis Richards lived next door to Stoll and the two became friends one summer while Kirk was home from
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Friday, February 8, 2013
PEOPLE ON THE STREET “I thought the March on McFall was a good cause.”
DANIELLE WISHART Senior, Political Science and History
What cause do you feel pasionate enough about to protest on campus?
“Mazey. She’s cutting staff.”
BOB BLACK Junior, Digital Arts
University should not be run like a corporation JAMES PFUNDSTEIN FACULTY COLUMNIST
On Wednesday I was marching with about 300 other people through the Union to McFall Center, wondering (not for the first time) what BGSU is anyway. We — faculty, students and friends of BGSU — were holding the march to deliver, in a certain noisy style, a petition to the administration. More than 5,000 people have signed the petition protesting the arbitrary cutting of 100 faculty positions for the next academic year. Now, members of the administration have the petition in front of them and can contemplate the whirlwind of bad publicity they unleashed with their relentless, anti-education policies. That was what got me to wondering about BGSU. The administration could not possibly have anticipated this response to the decimation of the faculty. The BGSU-Faculty Association’s initial response to the firing upset the administration’s bargaining team so much that they cancelled the next week’s negotiating session, in my opinion, in panic or in pique. Thousands of formerly friendly eyes are now looking at BGSU with disapproval. No one goes out of their way to earn that kind of attention. So the administration couldn’t really have anticipated it. But why not? Did they really expect to kill 11 percent of faculty positions (those faculty among the hardest working at BGSU) without drawing attention? They may have actually expected the attention to be positive. It’s the kind of thing a big corporation does sometimes: slash payrolls to gain a reputation for profitability. And that seems to be the current administration’s notion about BGSU: that it’s a corporation with a football team. Last week’s Mazey@BG message was full of happy talk about the cheerleading team and the Florida Falcon getaway, but void of information about a financial crisis so severe that 11 percent of the faculty positions have to be cut. I’m delighted that BGSU’s cheerleading team did so well, that the hockey team is having such a good season and I even hope people have a good time at the Florida Falcon getaway. But none of those things are central to BGSU’s real mission: education. While the administration seeks to balance its budget on the back of the faculty and the faculty alone, the ranks of administrators at this university are not being cut and millions of dollars of student fees are dumped every year into programs that are perpetually in the red. If BGSU is a corporation, in short, it’s not one with a really well-thought-out business plan. There are many problems with the corporate model of the University, not least of which is this: it’s an authoritarian model. It assumes that one person, or one small group of people, have all the answers and that it’s everyone else’s job to shut up and obey orders. When that small group of leaders goes off course, there’s no one around to correct them. Fortunately, that’s not the only model. The hundreds marching on Wednesday, and the thousands who signed the petition, have another notion. This University is not a corporation. It’s a community for learning and teaching. Anything that promotes those ends is good policy; anything that degrades them is bad policy. The firing of the BGSU 100 is just one in a long string of bad policy decisions by the current admin-
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Armstrong deserved his punishement If the purpose of Monday’s paper was to enrage BGSU students, then congratulations, you were successful. I enjoy Falcon’s Screech, the sports articles and other aspects of Mondays Issue. But this week I found that most of my emotions were targeted at the column “Lance Armstrong’s steroid use unimportant, all athletes use them.” I found it shocking that the columnist had the audacity to talk about the audacity of others opinions regarding
Armstrong and his drug usage. The beginning of the article includes phrases like “If it were the “Tour de America”, I would be incredibly invested in that competition.” This is contradicted by statements later in the article, such as “Quit ragging on the guy. He’s my hero.” You have a hero from a competition you are not incredibly invested in? That’s hypocritical. “[He] will always be a hero and inspiration...he battled and defeated testicular cancer and still found a way to get out there to compete and win. His steroid use is a null point.” Really? This is actually what you wrote? The way he com-
peted and won after battling testicular cancer was through the usage of STERIODS; Making steroids anything EXCEPT a null point. If the accusations and evidence are turned over and the investigations change course, proving that Armstrong didn’t use steroids to win, then perhaps people would stop ragging on him. Armstrong did some amazing athletics when he cycled. It’s a shame he didn’t do it all on his own, so comparing Armstrong to A Dark Knight (and quoting “Batman”/Nolan) is a bit much. A more appropriate quote would be by Frank Miller stat-
ing that “The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He’s dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he’s a hero the whole time.” However, this quote more describes a true dark knight and not Armstrong. The bit about cyclists who “didn’t take steroids, so had clearly never thought about winning and were the same kids who rode with bells on their bikes” was just astounding.
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Leading a healthy life is an individual choice OLIVIA SMITH COLUMNIST
“Oh my gosh, I’m so fat.” “I look like a cow.” “Wow, you’re so much skinnier than me.” “I ate so much, I feel fat.” Everyone has heard someone say things like this or complain about their weight and body image at some point
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in their lives. Most people are even guilty of saying these things themselves. It is annoying to constantly hear people, mostly girls, complain about how fat they are or that they need to lose three pounds because they are just so obese. OK, that is fine. Go on a diet. Go work out. Go do something about it. Do not just sit there and complain. No one pities you for your own self-doubts and twisted body image problems.
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Your friends are not going to make you skinnier and certainly sitting around eating chips while watching “Pretty Little Liars” is not going to make you skinnier either. Get up and get active. It is no one’s fault but your own that you feel you are too fat. It is frustrating to hear people complain about how they are gaining weight in college and that they were so much skinnier in high school. Well, let us look at the reasons for this. Your diet. Are you
eating Steak Escape everyday or going to Wild Greens? Are you stuffing your face at The Oaks rather than just eating until you are full? Both are simple choices one can make or change on a daily basis that will reduce their chance of becoming fat in college. Another factor: exercise. The University has a nice recreation facility that students can utilize to help stay in shape.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Cairnduff helps Falcons put down Buffalo
Clutch free throws put game out of reach for Bulls despite late game rally
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The BG women’s basketball team pulled out a close win against the Buffalo Bulls in an away game Thursday night. BG defeated the Bulls by a final score of 61-56, as a couple of Bailey Cairnduff’s late-game free throws put the game out of reach. Buffalo had cut the Falcons’ lead to just three points,
59-56, with less than five seconds to go, but Cairnduff’s free throws kept the lead. The freshman, who put up 14 points against Central Michigan this past Sunday, also made a three-pointer to give her five points on the night. The Falcons’ shot nearly as well as BG had against Central Michigan, as BG shot 36 percent on 22 of 61 shooting against the Bulls.
BG looked as if they were going to win easily, running out to an 11-point lead on a 6-0 scoring run with just over 12 minutes left in the first half. Buffalo struggled to score, going over four minutes between field goals in that stretch. Buffalo relied on good three-point shooting to keep them in the game. With the deficit still at 11, Buffalo’s Karin Moss would cut the
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lead to eight, 36-28, with a three-point bucket at the end of the first half. In the game, Buffalo shot 50 percent from behind the arc. They were seven of 14 compared to the Falcons’ six of 23. In the second half, Buffalo caught up and kept the margin at or around four points. The Bulls pulled the lead to a one-point gap, 37-36, with just over 15 minutes remain-
ing. The Falcons answered by going on a 7-0 run to put them back up by eight with over 12 minutes remaining. Buffalo rallied before Cairnduff’s free throws sealed the deal for BG. The Falcons again had just one player scoring in double digits as senior Chrissy Steffen had 14. Junior Alexis Rogers had nine points, all in the first half, and finished with eight rebounds.
BG Falcons set to play Spartans in home-and-home series By Ryan Satkowiak Senior Reporter
CCHA Standings (bottom five teams)
Team CCHA Overall . . . . . . . . . 7. Lake Superior 8-13-1-1 13-16-1 8. Bowling Green 7-10-3-1 10-13-5 Michigan 7-13-2-2 10-16-2 10. Northern Michigan 5-11-4-1 11-12-4 11. Michigan State 5-14-1-0 7-18-3
Track competes in final indoor meet By Cameron Teague Robinson Reporter
The BG track and field team will compete Friday and Saturday at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet — one of the largest meets in the country. The Falcons are coming off a strong weekend meet at Akron University, where they ran a full weekend of simi la r events. This weekend’s meet is a bit larger as it has 2,465 entrants across all collegiate divisions. Highlighted teams participating are Ashland Un iver sit y, Cent ra l M ic h i g a n , Miami Universit y, Universit y
“This is the biggest meet of the year for us.” Lou Snelling | Head Coach of Michigan and Toledo, along with many others. “This is the biggest meet of the year for us,” head coach Lou Snelling said. “They have a great facility, with an oversized track, this may be the best competition we have faced all year.” As this is the last meet before the MidAmerican Conference Cha mpionsh ips, t he
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The BG hockey team takes on Michigan State in a homeand-home series this weekend in what could be the teams’ final meeting as conference opponents. Central Collegiate Hockey Association foes since 1981, Michigan State is moving to the Big Ten next season and BG is heading to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. There is, however, a chance the teams will meet in the CCHA playoffs this season. Friday’s game will be played at the BGSU Ice Arena, while Saturday’s game is in East Lansing. The rivalry between the two teams runs back to Michigan State’s earliest days in the CCHA, when the team was coached by Ron Mason. Mason was the head coach at BG from 1973 until 1979, when he left to coach at Michigan State. He had a 16063-6 record at BG and took the Falcons to the NCAA Tournament three times. While current BG coach Chris Bergeron said the rivalry with Michigan State doesn’t run as deep for him as it might for others in the community, he maintained he would like to play the Spartans in non-conference games in the future. “They’re interested in playing us; we’ve talked two-forone,” Bergeron said, meaning BG would play two games in
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Buffalo was led by freshman Mackenzie Loesing, who in 37 minutes of play finished with 20 points and nine rebounds. The Bulls lead scorer this year, Cherridy Thornton, tied with Steffen as the game’s second-leading scorer with 14 points. With the win, the Falcons move to 15-7 (6-3 MAC) on the year and are tied with Akron and Miami for first place in the MAC East.
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Gymnastics hopes to continue momentum Falcons, after big win, prepare to travel to 1-7 Lindenwood for another meet By Noah Jones Reporter
The BG gymnastics team will look for its second win as they travel west to St. Charles, Mo. to play the Lindenwood University Lions. The Falcons will perform against non-conference opponents for the first time in three weeks. The Lindenwood Lions are 1-7 on the year, coming off their best performance of the season in a loss to a familiar Texas Woman’s University team. The Lions scored a school record 191.250 against TWU. The Lions’ Emily Turik earned Gymnast of the Week honors in the Midwest Independent Conference. Coach Kerrie Beach said
after last the loss against Kent State this past Saturday that she thought the team played well. “All the girls had bright spots,” She said. “It’s something to build on.” The Falcons produced season high scores for the balance beam and floor exercise routines in the loss to Kent State, 195.800193.825. The Falcons are 1-4 (1-2 MAC) on the season. Megan Harrington said she had a strong meet against Kent State. “We work a lot on confidence and repetition,” Harrington said. “We do a lot of pressure sets. Everyone stops and looks at you while
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The Falcons defeated Northern Illinois without the help of Jordon Crawford, who had two points. BG will play Ohio this weekend.
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Falcons will look to qualify as many women as possible before the indoor season comes to a close Saturday. The Falcons currently have seven qualified athletes. Allison Weimer and Krystin Reiser qualified in two events and their 4x400 meter relay qualified as well. “We just need to qualify for MAC this weekend and get to the meet,” Snelling said. “Then once we get there, play as high a level as we possibly can.” No matter what happens or who qualifies this weekend, the Falcons have made a great improvement over the course of the indoor season, and look to make a great jump when outdoor season comes, Snelling said. “We are starting to seem more depth than we did this time last year which is a great and a good start for us,” Snelling said. “It is a nice step from last year but we still have some work to do to get where we want to be.” The meet will start at 9 a.m. both Friday and Saturday, but the Falcons will not start until approximately 1:55 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.
HOCKEY From Page 5 East Lansing and one game in Bowling Green. “They know how close we are. It almost makes no sense not to play.” This is the second time BG and Michigan State have played each other in a homeand-home series this season. BG defeated the Spartans, 1-0, at Munn Ice Arena on Nov. 2. It was BG’s first win in East Lansing since Feb. 24, 2007. The following night at the
GYM From Page 5 you are performing so there is a lot of pressure on you.” Alyssa Nocella posted her highest marks of the season
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DANA GATES competes in the long jump in a meet earlier this season. The Falcons will travel to Grand Valley State.
BGSU Ice Arena, the Spartans dismantled the Falcons in a 6-1 win. “We got our rear ends kicked at home,” Bergeron said. “They handed it to us and they were laughing at us, and that’s all fine. Hopefully, that burns. I would like to see a little glimmer in our eyes because of that.” The Spartans are last in the CCHA standings with 16 points. They are four points behind 10th place Northern Michigan and nine points behind eighth place BG. “We haven’t really spent time talking about the stand-
ings and how we can move up,” said Michigan State head coach Tom Anastos at his weekly press conference. “We’re spending time finding our game. We still have time to try and get things in order.” The Falcons have won five straight games at home and are 6-3-1 in their past 10 games. Despite that recent success, BG is trying to achieve an even higher level of performance. “We need to take our game to another level,” Bergeron said. “It’s not going to be long before you won’t have tomorrow.”
scoring an all around season best, 38.825. She said she plans on working on things such as handstands and dismounts. The Falcons are focused on more than just a simple win this week. “I have expressed to our
team that hitting a score of 195 in February is an excellent milestone,” Beach said. “We have the routines to do that, so this could be our weekend.” The meet against the Lions is set to begin Saturday at 6 p.m. in Hyland Arena.
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COLUMN From Page 3 by these sites. People are sharing information faster and more often than ever before. It’s only going to get worse. Smart phones and other technology have so many intellectual features, but most people only use the features for social networking and games. To test this, try deleting your social networking apps from your phone for a day. Or, if you are real ambitious, try it for a week. Notice how much less you use your phone and how
“Technology has made it so easy for us to get the information our brain craves ... ” much more you pay attention in class. Also, see how differently you spend the time you would usually waste on these apps. After doing this, you may realize how dependent you are on this information or that you really do not need to rely on them as much since there are alternative ways to stimulate your
brain. Technology has made it so easy for us to get the information our brain craves at a faster rate than ever before. One thing that we must learn to distinguish is the difference between what information we want and what information we essentially need. Whether this advancement is good for our generation, is still up in the air. The question will be answered in a few years when we realize how absolutely reliant we are on technology for the information we need that we no longer remember or have to skills to find that information without it.
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KENDRA BEITZEL, left, who plays Macon Hill, talks to Eli Brickey, who plays Best Johnson, during a rehearsal of the play Abundance. The play will open Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Eva Marie Saint Theater.
PLAY From Page 3 Action plays like this can take several months of work and rehearsal to put together, Chambers said. Preparation for the play began in late October, when the story and cast was chosen. The goal was to hit the ground running when practices started in January, Chambers said. The cast practices more than 20 hours per week, making the commitment similar in length to a parttime job, Chambers said. Between the five main cast members and those working on props, costumes and choreography, there are more than 40 students involved in the play. “There’s a lot of invisible
work that goes into production,” Chambers said. “I’m proud that we have such a large group of students involved.” Some students get involved by approaching the director, while others get involved through their theatre classes. For example, The Theatre Experience, a class that teaches humanistic values in theatre, gives its students the chance to join a play’s production team, according to the course description. “Classes like [The Theater Experience] help get your foot in the door of the production crew,” Chambers said. The Department of Theatre and Film hopes students will promote the play through social networking and posters.
WANT TO SEE ‘ABUNDANCE?’ WHERE: Eva Saint Theatre inside the Wolfe Center WHEN: February 14—16 and 21—23 at 8 p.m. plus, February 16, 17 and 23 at 2 p.m. They also send mass emails about upcoming productions in hopes of creating a following for their plays, Chambers said. The actors want their fellow students to take advantage of the play by turning it into a learning experience. “[The west] is part of our history,” said Eli Brickey, a University senior and actor in the play. “It makes me nostalgic to see a western that’s so broad.”
FROM LEFT, Chris Kirk, Matt Patrick, Travis Richards and middle Kevin Stoll created Lesson 22 and live together in Bowling Green.
LESSON 22 From Page 3 school. The friends met bassist Matt Patrick and started playing songs in his basement. Lesson 22 was officially created and played its first show on October 22, 2010 at a benefit in Norwalk and then went on to buy a house in Bowling Green shortly after. Tyler Simon, lead guitarist and vocalist for the Bowling Green band Sinful Desire said his band has
“They have such a groove going on and it’s so nice to listen to and so easy to get lost in.” Tyler Simon | Sinful Desire played with Lesson 22 seven times and they put on a energetic show. “They have such a groove going on and it’s so nice to listen to and so easy to get lost in,” Simon
said. “We’re always trying to support each other. They’re my go-to band when I need another band on a show.” Lesson 22’s music can be listened to online at ReverbNation and its Facebook page. The band will play its next show on March 2 at Mickey Finn’s Pub in Toledo. “The reason I wanted to start a band was because I wanted to share that emotional process with someone,” Stoll said. “I wanted to plug in and go wild.”
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MEMBERS OF Elem3nt work on a dance move during a practice on Wednesday, Feb. 6.
ELEM3NT From Page 3 tioned. “We have try-outs in the spring and fall,” she said. Sophomore Jessica Miles said at a typical practice there are a mix of people that attend. “There is a lot of diverse people from all walks of life coming together to make a nice group of people,” she said. The stress that happens when preparing for performances only makes the group better, Miles said. “You have to have pressure to make a diamond,” she said. Finding time for Elem3nt isn’t hard for Miles. “Once you are a part of Elem3nt you will want to make it your number one priority,” she said.
Sophomore Christian Sims has danced with Elem3nt for almost two years now. “I love it,” he said. “It can be stressful, but at the end of the day we are all here for the same reason; our love of dance.” Sims said he hopes to someday become a company dancer. Eventually, he wants open his own da nce compa ny for u nder pr iv i leged ch i ldren who cannot afford lessons. Fresh ma n A ma rea Swanson said when she first joined, she had to learn to take orders to make the group better. “We were used to not talking to the choreographer; you watched and you danced,” she said. Swanson soon learned to adjust and said she likes that dance keeps her active. “It’s another way to
“Once you are a part of Elem3nt you will want to make it your number one priority.” Jessica Miles | Sophomore get out of the [residence hall], you can just be like ‘sorry I have to go dance,’” she said. DeBerry said Elem3nt is currently growing, and will continue. “For any new member I ask, be patient with the growth, we are a family and just like any family we have kinks that need to be worked out,” he said. Elem3nt’s first showcase will be held March 24 at 7 p.m. in Olscamp 117.
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Support faculty by witholding donations By Zach Tarvin Guest Columnist
The administration has recently tried to justify cutting 100 faculty positions by claiming the job cuts would help ensure the success of students, while keeping the student-toinstructor ratio the same. That sort of cookie-cutter justification goes against statements that run to the core of the University, such as the claim from the University website that “The heart and soul of our University is our faculty ... They are focused on preparing our students to be successful in today’s knowledge-based, global economy.” As an alumnus, it’s clear that the current administration has forgotten the core values and interests of the University. So much so, that when I was asked to donate this week, I had to declare that until the decision to cut faculty is reversed, and the current leadership at the University is no longer in place, I cannot support my beloved alma mater. Once a Falcon, always a Falcon. That’s still true, but it would be a huge slap in the face of every faculty mentor that
gave me one of the unique and formative opportunities I had in my time at the University were I to donate with their jobs on the line. It’s important that the student body realizes that these faculty cuts are a huge deal, but it’s imperative that you make your voice heard as loud and as often as you possibly can. I made the decision that I couldn’t contribute to the University during one of the semi-regular calls alumni get asking for a donation. As soon as I was off the phone, I emailed President Mazey and other University officials asking them to reconsider these cuts, explaining why I won’t be donating any time soon. What response does a concerned alumnus get? Nothing. That’s the tone the administration takes with the faculty, too. I’ve posted the email online (zachtarvin.tumblr.com), and intend to share it with known University contributors, area businesses and alumni very soon. I urge each and every one of you to do the same. Write to
istration. The authoritarians will tell you that there’s nothing you can do; the decision has been made; now shut up and do your job (or your homework, or both). But they’re lying. This is Bowling Green State University, an entity created by the state to serve the community. If you’re part of the community you can have an effect by making your voice heard. The next direct action by students and faculty will be an informational picket line on Presidents Day, Feb. 18th. You can check out the Facebook group “BGSU Students Supporting Faculty” for info about that and other upcoming events. If we make enough noise, at enough times and in enough places, maybe we can apply the course correction that BGSU so badly needs. Perhaps the administration will come to see that a university needs to put academics first — not just as a slogan, but in fact.
Are you using them or sitting around playing on the computer and eating Doritos? Finally, drinking. Those 15 beers you drank this weekend are not void of calories. You will get a beer gut if you do not compensate with exercise and eating healthy. It is a fact and it is inevitable that you will experience weight gain if you do not change your lifestyle. These factors are all choices. Your choices directly impact how you will look. It is not anyone else’s fault that you chose to eat ice cream instead of going to the Rec. Center. No one likes to hear a complainer. When people say things like “I look so fat,” it makes others around
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