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SUMMER WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012 Volume 91, Issue 102


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Students balance University employment, classes By Tori Simmons Reporter

Summer brings challenges to students who are trying to find a job, but some found relief from the search on campus. This summer there are 2,000 students working at the University out of the 6,500 students enrolled in classes, said Michelle Simmons, senior associate director of the Career Center. During the summer there are fewer students enrolled in classes, and there are even fewer students working, she said. Students seeking a job at the University during the summer will find that while some departments have cut back on student workers, others have greatly expanded their need for student employees and staff. “Some areas, like academic offices, cut back on hours,” Simmons said, “Others, like the new student orientations and first year programs, have larger staff and employees during the summer.” Some students agree that the

Oak Grove Cemetery surrounded by University, offers peace and quiet By Tara Keller Forum Editor

Before buildings appeared at the University, there were gravestones. Before the first student was enrolled, bodies were buried. The Oak Grove Cemetery in the middle of campus is a place that bustles with activity and

life, even though the majority of the people inside are deceased. “It’s a very humbling place to go,” said Bob Waddle, assistant vice president of captial planning and design. “It’s a beautiful space.”

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THE OAK Grove Cemetery was established in the 1870s, almost 50 years before the University was founded. The nine and a half acres of land feature two mausoleums, a fountain and war memorials.

Firelands professor remembered Historical play gives voice to Civil War families for honesty, sense of humor By Alex Alusheff News Editor

Teacher employed by University for more than 25 years John Pommersheim

By Tara Keller Forum Editor

If laughter really is the best medicine, then John Pommersheim might have been considered the best doctor in his field. Pommersheim, an associate professor of mathematics at the Firelands campus, died May 22. It is believed Pommersheim died of a heart attack, said Bill Balzer, dean of Firelands. “He had a dry sense of humor that permeated him whether he was in class, or when he was an associate dean,” Balzer said. Pommersheim worked at Firelands for more than 25 years and some of his colleagues said his sense of humor was one of his best traits. “Whenever I was loaded up with stuff to go class, John used to say, ‘Go get them,’” said Victor Odafe, associate professor of mathematics and chair of social science. “It was very, very

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humorous on his part.” Pommersheim and psychology professor Chris Mruk both came from Pennsylvania and were colleagues for more than 28 years. Mruk said he also noticed Pommersheim’s gift for making people laugh. “He was noted for his goodwill, his honesty, his gentleness and a very dry sense of humor,” he said. When he wasn’t making others smile, Pommersheim had a respect for small details, Odafe said. “John was the most organized person I’ve ever met,” he said. “He paid the greatest attention to



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Senior Taylor Moyer looks to bring audience members into the past to shed a new light on the Civil War with his play, “A House Divided.” The play, produced by Moyer’s organization, 1801 Productions, is named after President Lincoln’s speech and takes place in Kentucky between 1861 and 1863. It is centered around a family trying to stay together while its country falls apart, Moyer said. It really plays on the brother against brother aspect, Moyer said. This will be the fourth play Moyer has written and produced with 1801 Productions, which has been around since 2008 when he combined his love of theater with his love of history, he said. Moyer said “A House Divided” was inspired by the upcoming 150 year anniversary of the Civil War and he wanted to do something new and original. The play is also a tribute to his ancestor William Franklin Moyer, a Union soldier who fought in the Battle of Antietam, a Union victory in Pennsylvania. Two other

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Three Baseball players named to second team Andrew Kulouski, T.J. Losby and Brian Bien were all named to the All -MAC second team | PAGE 6

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TAYLOR MOYER holds his Union soldier ancestor’s, William Franklin Moyer, Civil War memorabilia.


Graduate grief Columnist Tyler Buchanan discusses the high unemployment rate and how it affects job searching | PAGE 4

Which job would you like on campus? Genetic Research.

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4:56 P.M.

Cody Allen Swank, 29, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, was arrested for theft at Walmart. He allegedly concealed around $66 worth of merchandise in his clothing. Swank was transported to the Wood County Justice Center.

12:45 P.M.

Complainant reported receiving a fraudulent check in the mail within the 200 block of E. Napoleon Road. 6:05 P.M.

Complainant reported that an iPod Nano valued at $250 and $5 in change were stolen from his locked vehicle within the 600 block of Third Street.

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Complainant reported his garage window was broken-in by a hatchet within the 600 block of Manville Ave. The damage was $100.

6:57 P.M.

Peter D. Foster, 32, of Bowling Green, was arrested for vandalism, assault, criminal trespassing and criminal damaging within the 1000 block N. Grove St. He was transported to the Wood County Justice Center.

2:07 A.M.

Andrew Charles-Sinclair Savage, 19. of Grosse Point, Mich., was cited for underage/ under the influence within the 400 block of Grant St. 2:14 A.M.

7:05 P.M.

Complainant reported that someone knocked over The BG News stand and a Coke machine within the 400 block of E. Wooster St. No damage was reported.

Complainant reported that someone climbed through a window of a rental unit, daming it within the 100 block of N. Church St.

2:37 A.M.

FRI., JUNE 15 Complainant reported that an unknown person stole $163 from her purse within the 1400 block of E. Wooster St.

Andrew M. Spiess, 24, of Bowling Green, was cited for operating a vehicle impaired and failure to maintain reasonable control within the 100 block of Lehman Ave.

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A juvenile stole a portable DVD player and speakers at

An assualt was reported within the 100 block of N. Main St.


8:22 A.M.

Complainant reported that her garage had been broken into and someone stole her house keys and car keys within the 700 block of E. Napoleon Road. 9:48 A.M.

Complainant reported that his credit card was taken and used by an unknown female while he was at the bars Saturday night and used at different ATM locations in town totalling for a loss of $386. Complainant reported that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole $3 in change and some almonds within the 400 block of S. Enterprise St. 11:30 A.M.

Complainant reported that the passenger side mirror of his vehicle was knocked off within the 200 block of S. Grove St. 1:34 P.M.

Complainant reported that sometime during the night, someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS and sunglasses within the 700 block of Pearl St. 4:35 P.M.

Complainant reported that sometime during the night, one of the panes of a door window was broken out withint the 100 block of W. Wooster St. The damage was $100.


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Nicholas R. Smith, 25, of Lancaster, Ohio; and Zachary James Van Horn, 24, of Canonsburg, Pa., were cited for public urination near South Prospect and Clough streets.

2:50 P.M.

Complainant reported $347 worth of merchandise was stolen within the 100 block of W. Gypsy Lane Road.

9:27 P.M.

Complainant reported that sometime in the past two days, someone broke into his jeep and took two shotguns within the 100 block of Klotz Road.

12:53 A.M.

STacy Resendez, 19; Zachary C. Schwochow, 24; and Clifford S. Wheeler Jr., 21, all of Fremont, Ohio, were cited for public urination within the 200 block of N. Main St.

11;24 P.M.

Complainant reported a black iPod stolen from his unlocked vehicle within the 100 block of Byall Ave.



10:46 A.M.

Complainant reported that sometime between Saturday and Sunday an unknown person entered her apartment and stole a Verizon Wireless Hot Spot within the 200 block of E. Wooster St.

Anthony Joseph Costilla, 21, of Fostoria, Ohio, was cited for public urination within the 200 block of N. Main St.

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Complainant reported that sometime between Saturday night and Sunday, his vehicle was broken into and a tan military backpack, a laptop valued at $500, graphing calculator and sunglasses were stolen within the 400 block of E. Court St.

Joseph N. Adams, 20, of Waterville, Ohio; and Paul Thompson Stuber, 18, of Monclova, Ohio, were both cited for disorderly conduct within the 400 block of E. Wooster St. 10:58 A.M.

Complainant reported a fraudulent check within the 500 block of N. Wintergarden Road. Complainant reported that she was applying for a job at a newspaper and was sent a check for $2,480 with instructions to keep $300 and send the rest back.

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Drive-ins offer more than movies; games, family atmosphere add to attraction

backyard entertainment

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The Field of Dreams drive-in in Liberty Center, Ohio, sits in Donna Saunders backyard. Saunders and her husband, Rodney, decided to open their first drive-in theater when the one they often went to in Waseon, Ohio, closed. The family missed it, Saunders said, and after talking to other families, they realized they weren’t the only ones. “In 2007, we grassed over the field instead of farming it and put in the screens,” Saunders said. “It was a cost effective way to start the business since we already owned the land.” Drive-in movie theaters were a summer staple across the country in the 1950s, but started to decline due to indoor movie theaters and home theater technology. Recently moviegoers have started to appreciate them again because of their nostalgic feel. According to, Richard M. Hollingshead invented the first drive-in theater in the 1930’s. But the new entertainment destination really hit its peak in the 1950’s thanks to the Baby Boom, where parents would take their children to the drive-in looking to eat, play

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Aniccoustics hosts battle of the bands this weekend Locals host sixth annual backyard music festival to support area musicians By Erin Cox Pulse Editor

Many local bands will be making the 20-minute drive to Woodville, Ohio, this Saturday to play in the sixth annual Aniccoustics, a summer music festival right in the backyard — literally. Aniccoustics was started in 2006 to support local musicians. Charann Mosier, two of her business partners and her family host the event in Mosier’s parents’ backyard each year to help local bands try to make it big. A friend’s band, Annica, had a big support system and Mosier thought it would be great if more bands had the opportunity to get that support. “It’s been at the same location all six years, but it got too big,” Mosier said. “We had to move to an actual stage and upgrade from the deck, but it’s still in the backyard.” Aniccoustics originally started with just Annica playing the first two years and after that, it grew to six main bands playing each year. Annica is no longer a band, but each year the members come back together to play for the festival. “Every year has just gotten bigger and bigger,” Mosier said. This year Aniccoustics hosted a battle of the bands at Howard’s Club H each month from January to May where the winner moves on to play in Saturday’s festival. Starting at 8 p.m., a battle of the

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bands will take place between these winners to see who takes the overall winner of the battle of the bands, Mosier said. The winner of the battle of the bands will receive a press kit package and a merchandise package to help the band get started making more money. This year there are 13 bands and five comedians from around Toledo that will have sets in between the bands. “Last year was the first year we incorporated comedians and it turned out successfully, so that’s something fun and different that we thought we’d do again,” Mosier said.

Stimens said. This will be the Mansfieldbased band’s first time at Aniccoustics and Stimens said the band looks forward to having a good time with the other bands and people attending the festival. “We’re a typical pop, punk band who jumps around a lot, plays our hearts out and goofs off,” Stimens said. Toledo band People Being Human won one of the battles of the bands at Howard’s and will be battling it out on stage this weekend against other local bands like Lesson 22, Ryan Started the Fire and Sinful Desire.

“We had to move to an actual stage and upgrade from the deck, but it’s still in the backyard.” Charann Mosier | Festival Organizer

Before the battle of the bands, family friendly bands will play starting at 3:30 p.m. and after the battle, Anicca will take the stage at midnight. The winner of the battle will be announced after the Anicca reunion set. Ben Stimens of the band Minds Without Purpose said the band contacted the organizers of Aniccoustics after seeing it as a Facebook event. “We’re always interested in getting in on as many shows as we can because it’s an opportunity for us to get better,”

Jack Osbourne, 26, announced Sunday that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Amanda Belt of People Being Human said the band had never played in a battle of the bands before and was excited for the opportunity to do so. “Whether we got to play or not, we knew we wanted to go to Aniccoustics anyway because we love music festivals,” Belt said. “We’re looking forward to the atmosphere and hearing other bands. And it’s also fun to play outside.”

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‘BELIEVE’ Grade |




By Jonathan Keilholz Music Critic

The day has come: Justin Bieber has competition for the teen heartthrob spotlight. It was inevitable. It happened to The Jonas Brothers, 98 Degrees and Hanson. This time, it could be happening to the Biebs. In 2009, the 15-year-old Canadian YouTuber vanquished the Pop World because he had something brand new. He was a homegrown, humble teenager with unbelievably killer pipes. Not to mention the hair swoosh that was a major popular culture focus at the end of the decade. “Bieber Fever” was a unique — almost bizarre — pop culture phenomenon that compelled millions of girls into womanhood. That story isn’t as unique anymore. While Bieber was doing his “One Time” dance in the U.S., five U.K. boys were assembled on “The X Factor” under the guidance of Simon Cowell. The boys would later become second British Invasion “One Direction,” named after the uniform direction of their haircuts. It’s like five Justin Biebers — complete with great hairdos — compiled into one group. One Direction’s single “What Makes You Beautiful” has sold more than 2 billion U.S. copies and the demographics between the two are almost identical. One Direction’s fans are just as crazy as Bieber’s and there is undoubtedly some overlap. Bieber’s third studio album “Believe” needed

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, 37, is pregnant. This will be Nettles’ and her husband Justin Miller’s first child together.

to reincarnate the now 18-year-old so that he can stay relevant among newer, even edgier artists. Almost two years ago, I reviewed Bieber’s film, “Never Say Never.” Though he might not agree, the Bieber of 2012 is completely different musically speaking. Puberty gave a huge blow to Bieber’s vocals leaving his producers to pick up the pieces. His high notes can be squeaky and uncomfortable, while his low notes are disproportionately strong. Like most 18-year-olds, he’s in an awkward stage of growing up. The awkward lead single “Boyfriend” is not the best representation of the album; as we saw on the Billboard Music Awards, his vocals are bland and the rap is borderline laughable. “Swag, swag, swag. On you.” Uh, no thank you. Let’s leave the rapping to the professional rappers. Speaking of which, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris and Big Sean all spit beats on “Believe.” Bieber seems most comfortable in “Right Here” with his pal Drake. If his upper range never fully returns, we can expect future albums with tracks like these. In “Die In Your Arms,” Bieber slows things down – with background help from Michael Jackson’s “We’ve Got A Good Thing Going” — to an R&B rhythm that is a new style for him. This melody allows Bieber to hover in the middle of his range and the result is somehow quite solid.

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New box office releases “Rock of Ages” and “That’s My Boy” flopped this weekend, falling to second week movies “Madagascar 3” and “Prometheus.”


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PEOPLE ON THE STREET “The front desk at dorms because it’s easy.”

DECARLO WEST Junior, Graphic Design


Which job would you like on campus?

“Information center.”

“Parking ticketer.”

“Lifeguard at the rec.”


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CARLOS ROHENA Senior, Special Education

AUSTYN YOUNG Senior, Liberal Studies

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Take life outside in summer, enjoy the warm weather TARA KELLER FORUM EDITOR

Summer’s hot. Duh, Tara, you might proclaim. But think about it. Summer’s hot. It’s warm. The weather is conducive for just about anything. Then why aren’t we outside? Yes, we have classes, work and just general inside stuff that needs attending to. However, that doesn’t mean we need to crawl in a hole and hide from the sun. Our lives are so wired. Literally wired. Our laptops and phones need to be plugged in at least once a day. We groan if it’s too cold, moan if it’s too hot and perform an ingenious combination of both when it’s windy. When we were kids, we couldn’t get enough of the outdoors. We had to be dragged in for our 8 p.m. bedtime, only to return the very next day. Now, our jobs are indoors. Our classes are indoors. Once we pull the blinds down, our lives are indoors. Think of your best childhood memories. How many of them are outside? Several? Me too. Treat this summer like it

was one of your first. Go swimming. Can’t swim? Learn. That trip to Lake Erie could turn out to be a real bummer if you can’t swim and you’re sucked under by some freak undertow. It’s fun. Our bodies are mostly water, so that has to count for something, right? Go on a bike ride. I know the moment I rode my first bike without training wheels I wanted to stay mobile forever. Dust your bike off and take it for a spin. Although most of us now don’t get summers free like we did when we were young, it’s still a time to take a break and be outside. It’s Bowling Green. We only get three nice months every 10 years. Okay, every year, but it feels a lot longer. Carpe diem. Seize the day and seize the summer. It could snow this October and not let up until April. It’s already mid-June, so we need to get ourselves in gear and take this time to celebrate the nice weather. Summer’s here. Go outside and try not to come back in until it gets dark. On second thought, the stars are out, so stay longer.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to baby elephant Lucas, who turned one this month. Visitors to the Toledo Zoo can see Lucas and other animals at the zoo’s new exhibit, Tembo Trail.

Toledo Zoo welcomes new exhibit, 300-pound baby elephant EMILY GORDON COLUMNIST

Forget lions and tigers and bears. Elephants are the stars of the Toledo Zoo this summer. The Toledo Zoo recently unveiled its new elephant exhibit called Tembo Trail. The trail gets its name from the Swahili word for elephants. Visitors walk down the winding, wooden path to come face-to-face with animals of the African Savannah, such as white

lions, spotted-necked otters, Dromedary camels, meerkats, white rhinoceros, Nile hippopotamuses and, of course, elephants. My personal favorite animal encounter along the trail was the adorable elephant calf, Lucas. Lucas was born one year ago this month, weighing in at an impressive 300 pounds. I’d heard many people talk about how cute this precocious pachyderm was in the new habitat and I just had to go and see him for myself. My verdict? Lucas, and Tembo Trail, deserves the hype. Anyone who’d been to the Toledo Zoo in the past would

notice an immediate change of energy within the new Tembo Trail. Instead of entering a boring building to view the elephants and maybe catching a good glimpse of them outside, visitors now feel as if they’ve entered the outside elephant habitat, finding all four of the elephants roaming about ahead, to the left, and to the right of where they stand. Personally, walking the trail felt as if no fence separated elephants from me at all. I was lucky enough to see all four of the Toledo Zoo elephants (Lucas, his mother Renee, Louis and Twiggy) during my visit.

Politicians, voters should pay attention to campaign promises BOBBY WADDLE COLUMNIST

I hate politics. With the presidential election coming up, I thought it would be appropriate to admit that I don’t pay much attention to campaign ads and commercials. This isn’t because I don’t care about our country. However, the majority of ads insult our intelligence because they turn into a “he said, she said” routine, skewing information and fueling conflict between political parties. If the parties would stop bickering and trying to win votes, I am guessing a lot more problems would be solved. Instead, everyone has to pick a side and not budge, even when common sense may tell them otherwise. I am sure some candidates firmly believe in their stances.

But I am sure others stick to their platform because they know it would cost them votes as well as standing in their parties. The first George Bush is a good example of what can happen to someone who breaks a campaign promise. When he accepted the Republican Presidential nomination in 1988, he uttered the now infamous words: “Read my lips: no new taxes.” This ended up coming back to haunt him when reelection came around in 1992 and he raised taxes. While this did not cost Bush the election by itself, it certainly helped him look out-of-touch and incompetent to the American public, and the more robust Bill Clinton proved to be a more appealing option. While I like a lot of the things Clinton has done, Bush got shafted and has not received some credit he deserves. While it can be argued that he had no choice to raise the


taxes without risking serious problems, I still think he maintained a lot of integrity by raising the taxes and risking his popularity (which plummeted among the public and in his own party). Not only that, but I also thought his handling of the first Iraq conflict was levelheaded. People questioned why he did not “finish the job” and take out Saddam Hussein, but he knew it could lead to a stalemate and destroy lives on both sides (advice his son did not heed). That’s not to say I am letting Bush off the hook. Ultimately, Bush had made a promise that he could not keep. The recession caught him by surprise, so it seemed reasonable in 1988 to make a bold statement to increase his popularity. My problem lies with the “bold statement.” People don’t need to make bold statements to illustrate their campaign plans. Bush could have simply




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said his campaign was not looking to increase taxes instead of making a promise. But I’m not letting you or myself off the hook either, It was not good for Bush to make that promise. But we need to understand that everyone makes mistakes and read into the reasons why they make their decisions. By simply voting people out for changing their decisions, we have also created a toxic environment where officials are scared to do the right thing when they need to cross party lines or address unexpected circumstances. I know not everyone votes like this, but I feel like the way we treat our elected officials has led to the rise of some of the most stubborn politicians in recent memory. We don’t want to lose our jobs. But neither do they, and we all suffer from this conflict.

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I watched with a goofy smile as the elephants explored what the zoo calls “enrichment stations” within the habitat. They supplied car tires for elephants to play with, logs to move, sacks hanging from trees to find hay in and holes in walls to stick their trunks through to find a treat in the buckets on the other side. According to, Tembo Trail was designed to mentally stimulate the elephants as well as give them proper exercise. The zoo provided the more

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Unemployment rate bleak, new job applicants worried TYLER BUCHANAN COLUMNIST

Another month, another political uprising regarding the nation’s job outlook. I’m not a mathematician (that’s why I became a writer). I did, however, pass an entry level statistics course my sophomore year. Imagine my confusion when I and millions of puzzled other Americans learned that thousands of new jobs were created in May, but the unemployment rate still rose to 8.2 percent. Carry the six, add a few digits, and…nope. I still don’t get it. Economists, help me out here. Oh right, people just graduated from college. An untold number of

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despondent 22 year-olds shifted into job applicants. Also, more people are beginning to look for work or are shifting from parttime to full-time alongside over two dozen months of net job growth. But I’m still confused. All those months jobs were being added, (an estimated 150,000 in March, 115,000 in April, and so on) Republicans said the numbers didn’t count. Jobs may have been added, sure, but the unemployment rate was only falling because people quit looking for work. And it was all the fault of President Barack Obama, and his socialist fascist extreme liberal progressive may-be-or-may-notbe-Kenyan policies, driving people from prosperity and hope. So to be clear, one month

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Students splash into summer Surrounding area offers many swimming options for residents

By Melanie Mills Reporter

For students staying in town this summer, Bowling Green offers many cool spots to take a dive into some summer fun. The closest option for students on campus is the Student Recreation Center. Senior Robert Fitzgerald said he goes to the Recreation Center to swim because it is free, accessible and the closest option. “My favorite thing about swimming is that it’s good exercise and fun,” Fitzgerald said. According to the University’s Department of Recreation and Wellness website, if you have eight or more credit hours there is no fee to use the Recreation Center’s pool. Additionally, the Recreation Center offers discounted memberships to students taking less than eight credit hours. Graduate student Stephanie Winner said she likes that the Recreation Center pool is

BELIEVE From Page 3 Though the vocals in “Believe” will not resonate as Bieber’s best, songs like “Fall” and “Take You” prove Justin’s growth is not necessarily a bad thing. “Fall” is a strong ballad that calls for an extra “oomph,” supported by the confidence he has garnered since he began performing. “Take You” is a smooth, laidback track that pinpoints Bieber’s strengths. His voice is strong in new areas and though it’s changing,

indoors, so swimming does not have to be limited to just summer and people can swim laps for exercise during the winter too. For students willing to travel a little further to take a splash, students can choose to swim at the Portage Quarry Recreation Club Inc. Senior Jessica Koetzle said she chooses the Quarry over other swimming options because it is the closest thing Bowling Green has to a beach and she gets to lie outside under the sun. The best part about swimming is just cooling off when it is hot, rather than swimming itself, Koetzel said. Some students said they would rather swim at apartment pools because their friends have a membership and they can get in free as well. Winner said she tends to go to Falcon’s Pointe because her friends live there. The Bowling Green City Pool is another option in town for students. According to, a

day pass costs $5. For students willing to spend a little more, there are also waterparks like Castaway Bay, Cedar Point’s Soak City and Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio. According to the waterparks’ websites, a day pass at Castaway Bay costs $29, Soak City costs $32.99 and Kalahari cost $49 per person. Swimming does not have to be restricted to the limits of Bowling Green, or even Ohio. Graduate student Felix Miga said he cannot swim, but as a child he lived in the Dominican Republic and he would go to the lagoons. Miga said he later moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands and enjoyed the beach. Although Miga doesn’t swim yet, the various options of pools and waterparks around the area gives him an opportunity to learn. “When I learn to swim, I want to dive and look at coral,” Miga said. “I hope to learn soon because it’s also good exercise.”

he and his producers still have punches to pull. Beliebers know that Bieber is a huge fan of Michael Jackson. Earlier this year, Bieber’s name was “drug through the dirt,” as Justin sings, by Mariah Yeater, who claimed he fathered her child. It was a short-lived controversy but Bieber’s crew saw the potential for a song. “Maria” (aka “Billie Jean 2.0”) is the final track on the deluxe edition. It feels too much like Michael Jackson; almost as if Bieber copied an MJ track and pasted his own words. It’s not original. So is he the squeaky clean

youth in “Catching Feelings” or the controversy-ridden media focus in “Maria?” This contradiction tells us that Bieber isn’t sure who he is, musically or personally. At 18, that’s expected. But that also means he hasn’t secured his future. As for “Believe,” the album does a nice job managing Bieber’s awkward position between child and adult. His Justin Timberlake vibe works for now, but what will happen if his voice changes again? Can he hold his Beliebers down? Because if not, his fans might go in another “Direction.”

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The Dog Days of Summer Countdown By Erin Cox Pulse Editor

Summer officially starts today, so there’s no excuse to put off your summer must-dos. Now is the time to get your work out of the way and have some summer fun by trying some of these suggestions. 61. Play golf. It might not be the U.S. Open, but no one expects you to be a Webb Simpson anyway. 60. Relive some childhood memories by blowing bubbles. Think of how much fun it was trying to make the biggest bubbles possible or a never-ending stream of bubbles. 59. Make your own slip ‘n’ slide. Buy a tarp and some dish soap and pour some water on it — hills make it work much better too. 58. Splurge on buying a plastic kiddy pool and spend your day in it. 57. Have a picnic. Get together some friends or family and enjoy a meal under the sun. 56. Pick a hot day and go to a water park. There are many options here in Bowling Green to splash around in the water. 55. While there might not be a beach with an ocean view around, there are still some sand volleyball courts around Bowling Green. Play sand volleyball — it’ll be a great workout and fun as well. EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS IS A WEEKLY SERIES COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS LEFT OF SUMMER.


ANICCOUSTICS returns for its sixth year Saturday. This will be the first year the festival will also have a battle of the bands.

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Belt said People Being Human has a classic rock sound with a punk edge and will be taking the stage after 8 p.m. when the battle officially starts. The public can attend the

DRIVE-IN From Page 3 games and watch a movie together. Saunders and her family, who own and operate the Field of Dreams drive-ins in Liberty Center and Tiffin, Ohio, said their theaters offer the same fun and convenience of the 1950’s driveins with new millennium movies and features. The Liberty Center location is about 45 minutes from Bowling Green. Last year, the Saunders’ opened a second location in Tiffin, where the oldest son now works as manager. Saunders said her younger son and daughter also work at both locations. Saunders attributes the success of their family business to the family friendly atmosphere of the drive-in. There is so much more to do at the drive-in than at an indoor movie theater, Saunders said. Both Field of Dreams locations offer free games for patrons to enjoy before their double feature movies, such as mini golf and corn hole. In addition, the Liberty Center location offers volleyball and bocce ball.

festival for free, and there will be a food cart, beer and band merchandise available for purchase as well. “It’s like a fan appreciation event,” Mosier said. “We raise money through the sales of the merchandise and that goes to prizes for the bands.” Mosier said they hope to

take Aniccoustics to a nonprofit level where they can sponsor bands all throughout the year. “We just encourage everyone to come out and have a good time,” Mosier said. For more information and directions to Aniccoustics go to Aniccoustics.

“I think, for families, it’s an affordable way to be entertained in the summer and not break the bank,” Saunders said. Patrons get to see two movies for the price of one at Field of Dreams. Their most popular movies are kids’ movies, Saunders said, pointing out that “Madagascar 3” kept them really busy when it came out earlier this month. Young adults are also attracted to the affordability and low-key style of drive-ins. University senior Arielle Semer often goes to Van-Del Drive-in with her friends in Van Wert, Ohio. Semer said going to the drive-in is a welcome change from the ordinary. “Watching a movie outside is different, in a good way,” Semer said. “I like that you can just get all your friends together and watch a movie under the stars.” Saunders said her customers enjoy stargazing during their double features as well. “There’s as much to see outside as there is on the screen,” Saunders said. According to, with the advent of VCRs and cable TV in the 1980s, drive-in theaters were closing by the hundreds.

“Hollywood is right to our home, so why go anywhere?” said. But in the 1990s and 2000s, Americans slowly began to remember the value that drive-in movie theaters provide and more than 430 drive-ins have opened across the country, with around 45 of them in Ohio, according to While this is a far cry from the thousands the country once enjoyed, patrons are still glad to see them back, Saunders said. “Really, it’s about bringing families together,” Saunders said. “Families can come early, have dinner and play games before their first movie starts. You don’t do that in an indoor theater. There’s no interaction there. Kids are texting or not talking to their parents. It’s not like that here. It’s a whole night’s experience.” A typical season for Field of Dreams starts in April and ends by Labor Day. Admission to both Field of Dreams drive-in theaters is $7 for adults and $4 for seniors and children ages five to 12. Children four and under are admitted for free. For movie times and directions, visit w w w.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Winger resigns as coach Garry Winger

Former BG men’s head golf coach

By The BG News Sports Staff


T.J. LOSBY, BG catcher, gets ready to steal a base. Losby was the only Falcon to start all 53 games.




BRIAN BIEN, BG infielder, throws a ground ball to first base. Bien led the team in stolen bases this season.

ANDREW KUBUSKI, BG outfielder, gets ready to swing at a pitch. He started 50 games at left field.

MADNESS Baseball players named to All-MAC second team, recognized by sports website for stats, other qualities By Zach Knapp Reporter

Three Universit y baseba ll players were recognized by College Sports Madness for being selected for the A llMid A merican Conference second team. The three players, Andrew Kubusk i (Out f ielder), T.J. Losby (Catcher) and Brian Bien (Infielder), led the team of fensively and defensively this season, according to BGSU Athletics. The A ll-Conference teams are compiled by the College Sports Madness staff based on the performance of players in the conference each season. Joel Wesler, College Sports Madness managing editor, said players’ statistics are important in choosing players for the team, but the staff tries to also look for other qualities. “We encourage writers to look beyond the statistics when making their selections,”


Wesler said. “Is the player a key component on a quality team? Does the player provide leadership or any other intangibles to the team?” L osby u ndersta nds t he importance of qualities that cannot be tracked by mere statistics. “I think we were seen as leaders day in and day out,” Losby said. “All three of us had solid years and lived up to the expectations.” Leadership qualities aside, Wesler said the statistics are too important to ignore. “Statistics do tell a lot of the story in baseball, so they will certainly never be ignored,” Welser said. According to BGSU Athletics, the three players held the top three batting averages for the season. During the season, Kubuski batted .367 to lead the team, Losby batted .319 and Bien batted .345. “The other two were consistent all year. It’s always nice

Irvine named to commitee Associate Athletics Director of Sports Administration Lesley Irvine was named to the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Soccer Committee. Irvine’s term will run from Sept. 1, 2012 through Sept. 1, 2016.

to have a couple bats that you can count on to get the job done if you are having an off day,” Losby said. Andy Schmitz, head coach of the baseball team, said he has seen each of the three players excel over the course of the season. Schmitz said Kubuski had a solid defensive year after being moved from centerfield to leftfield, as well as improving offensively by raising his average by .100 (.267 batting average in 2011). “We felt that he would be better in left field and he really blossomed over there. He is one of the top left fielders in the conference,” Kubuski said. Losby was noted for a strong defensive season, as well as playing in all 53 games this season by Schmitz. “TJ made t remendous strides this season. He threw out about 40 percent of the base runners, which is ver y impressive,” Schmitz said.


Tony Anderson Award BG Equipment Manager Scott “Scooter” Jess won the Tony Anderson Award, which is given annually to a District 5 member.

Even when Losby was given a break from catching, he started games at first base. “It shows his athletic ability that when we decided to give him a break from catching we felt comfortable starting him at first base,” Schmitz said. Bien battled out for the shortstop position this year, as a true freshman, before settling in at second base, he said. T he development Bien showed defensively was something that impressed Schmitz the most. Bien had 18 errors in the first 22 games, but only made three more after being moving to second base, Schmitz said. “He really settled down and was making routine plays as well as phenomenal plays,” Schmitz said. “He was thrown right into the fire and he handled it.” All three players will return next season, according to BGSU Athletics.

After 14 years, the men’s golf head coach is calling it quits at BG. Garry Winger resigned as the Falcons’ head coach to accept a position as assistant coach at Michigan State University Friday. By accepting the position he will replace former Spartan All-American Ryan Brehm on the MSU coaching staff. Brehm resigned from his position in May to fully pursue his professional golf career. “The Athletic Department and community have been a second family to me,” Winger said. “The valuable experience I have gained at BGSU will help me continue my career at Michigan State University.” Long before Winger stepped into his head coaching position at BG, he was a member of the team, Athletic Director Greg Christopher said. Winger played for the Falcons during his collegiate years and graduated from BG with a degree in Business in 1994. At the end of his collegiate career, Winger had the program’s lowest career scoring average with a 75, a single-season scoring average of 72.4 and a 54-hole record score of 210. He earned a second-team AllMAC selection and the MAC Sportsmanship Award as a senior. Winger placed in the MAC Championship, once in 1993 in sixth place and third in 1994, accoding to BGSU Athletics. He then went on to play professionally for four years. He spent two years playing on the Canadian PGA Tour and he earned wins in the Cleveland Tour, Gary Player Tour, Moonlight Tour and Tommy Armour Tour. As the head coach of the Falcons, Winger led the team to nine team victories, in addition to ten individual titles. In his career he has coached four all-MAC selections and two Cleveland All-America Scholars. Not only was Winger vital on the course, but he also worked closely with the athletic department fundraising to develop the first-ever men’s golf endowment, which raised funds to build the Falcon Golf Training Center and a wedge range at the Forrest Creason Golf Course. In conjunction with his head coaching position, he was also the Assistant Director of Golf at Forrest Creason in BG for six years (1998-04) and he instructed golf classes through the School of Human Movement at the University. “Garry has put his heart and soul into building the program here the right way,” Christopher said. “We wish him well on this new chapter in his career.”

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Swimmer qualifies for trials Alexa Harris

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BG swimmer and senior Alexa Harris qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials. She has been trying to qualify all summer, Head Coach Petra Martin said. Harris qualified for the 200 backstroke on Sunday with a time of 2:17.62 at the Columbia Swim Club Summer Invitational; the time she needed to beat to qualify was 2:17.99. “She literally made the cut in the 12th hour, as [Sunday] was the last day to qualify,” Martin said. “We are all very excited for Alexa.” Harris is not the only swimmer representing the

Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials Falcons in the U.S. Olympic trials. Both senior Alexis Kain and Amanda Rom will also be headed to Omaha, Neb. for the trials that will take place from June 27 to July 2. They qualified in the 100 breaststroke. “Having these three swimmers at the Olympic Trials is a huge step forward for our program and we could not be happier,” Martin said.

Harris, from Moline, Ill. and Kain, from Cincinnati, will be seniors on the BG swim team this upcoming year. Rom, from Ursuline Academy, recently completed her career with the team this year. “These ladies will bring back stories of some great experiences to tell the rest of the team, and we hope to keep building upon that,” Martin said. Martin is looking forward to the upcoming season and she said she is excited about the three swimmers that are competing at the highest level of USA Swimming. “We hope to have more

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“These ladies will bring back stories of some great experiences to tell the rest of the team...” Petra Martin | Head Coach

and more Falcons stepping up to the National level competitions in the very near future,” Martin said. “It has been a lot of work, but we are starting to turn the corner.”

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Sports Editor discusses challenges of rooting for Michigan sports teams while attending Ohio school MICHELE WYSOCKI SPORTS EDITOR

My name is Michele, I am from Michigan, and I root for Michigan sports. This statement alone causes so much controversy because I attend a university in Ohio. Instantly when I tell people my favorite baseball team is the Detroit Tigers and that I wear Maize and Blue, I am immediately ridiculed — sometimes by strangers and all the time by my friends. Don’t get me wrong, a buckeye is a real intimidating mascot, and the Cleveland Indians are very politically correct; but I don’t think just because I was born in a state that was shaped like a mitten, unlike the blob of a state we call Ohio, my opinion about sports should count

for any less. Please do not fret, this is not me trying to change the opinions of people who like Ohio sports teams, it is me trying to make people realize that there are 50 states — there are bound to be people who don’t root for Ohio sports. I think the reason I catch so much flack is because we are neighboring states, obviously there is a natural sense of rivalry when it comes to sports. Ergo, the OSU vs. Michigan game, arguably the biggest rivalry in college football that dates back to 1897. ESPN actually ranked it as the greatest North American sports rivalry in 2000. I have to give credit to the Buckeyes for withstanding 108 meetings with the Wolverines, but someone has to lose and statistically it’s been Ohio. Granted for the better

part of my lifetime OSU has been trying to back a comeback in the series but they still trail Michigan 58-43-6. Michiga n current ly holds the most recent win, 40-34, the largest win, 86-0, and the longest win streak, nine games from 1901-1909. Now for baseball. I have to say the Indians are playing decent baseball, they are two games ahead of the Tigers and a half game out of first place in the AL Central, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up just yet. See last yea r, t he Indians held on to first place of their division until late June then plummeted, ending the season with an untouchable gap of 15 games behind the first place Detroit Tigers who won the division outright and went on to world series playoffs where they beat the Yankees in a five game

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Parr “He is a good designer because of his creativity, ingenuity and inventiveness.”

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Austin Bertok | Sophomore EMILY GORDON | THE BG NEWS

JACOB PARR works on a design to submit to design website 99designs. Parr recently won a contest where entries had to depict political party logos. His winning design is pictured below. Parr plans to continue to design and enter in the website’s contests.

University sophomore Jacob Parr found success through submitting his logo designs to website; won contests, cash prizes By Melanie Mills Reporter

Sometimes having a hobby can really pay off. At least for junior Jacob Parr, a graphic design major, who has won more than $2,000 from his logo designs using the website Due to his commute from Toledo, most of the money won from the contests pays for gas, he said. Most recently, Parr won $500 from the “American Political Parties Logo Redesign Contest.” Parr said this competition was especially competitive because 1,075 entries were entered by 264 other designers and two designs were chosen, one for the Republican party and one for

the Democratic party. His design won for the Republican party and depicted a red “R” connected to an elephant head formed by a comma symbol. “I used a comma, indicating a pause, a breath and ‘more information will follow,’” Parr said according to an interview of Parr by “The comma was also used to create the shape of an elephants head. In combination with a capital ‘R,’ the resulting form was a very geometric and bold elephant. Above all else, the mark is very simple.” Parr said he wanted to take what he learned in his typography class at the University, using solely letters and punctuation, and apply it to his design.

Due to the verbal aspect of politics, it seemed wise to incorporate typography into the design, Parr said. Parr’s cousin, sophomore Austin Bertok, said he thought Parr won because he had an original idea, making an elephant with an “R” that created a double meaning. “He is a good designer because of his creativity, ingenuity and inventiveness,” Bertok said. According to the website 99designs, in Parr’s two years using the website, he has submitted 108 designs and won 13 of the contests. However, Parr’s teacher, Amy Fidler, instructor in the School of Art at the University, said she cautions designers to use websites like 99designs because they use

“crowd sourcing.” Crowd sourcing takes work from hundreds of designers and picks a few winners, which can take advantage of the designers who spend numerous hours on their logos and weaken the entire profession, Fidler said. Parr said he normally spends less than one hour per design and does them during his spare time. It is impressive that Parr’s work is so strong that he can win these contests, but if he worked for a different company it might be a better opportunity, she said. Parr said he participates in these contests to build his portfolio and practice the lessons he has learned in his design classes.


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“It’s really teaching me to value what I’m learning,” he said. Parr’s teachers encourage him to work focusing mainly on concepts, not on whether the design “looks good,” he said. “He is a great young designer and I’m looking forward to seeing his work throughout his senior year,” Fidler said. Parr views these contests as a great exercise for

cast members had Confederate ancestors as well, he said. “The most important thing about this play is to get a better understanding of where our country has come from and how important different beliefs are,” Moyer said. By doing a more historically accurate play, Moyer said he hopes to bring the people of the Civil War back to life and give them a voice. “A House Divided” is a historical drama featuring original songs and a cast of seven. The composer, Austin Patrick, a freshman at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio, said he put more than 100 hours of writing and research into the play. “I tried to make the themes as antique as possible and give it an American vibe while making it orchestrally exciting,” Patrick said.

Patrick got involved in the play when Moyer, a band instructor at his high school asked him to write the score while he was working on a musical last fall. “It was a little scary at first, but the further I got down the road the more I enjoyed it,” he said. University sophomore Aaron Welch is acting in the play and said what sets “A House Divided” apart from other plays is its historical accuracy. “People will come to understand that life wasn’t easy back then, especially when a war is going on,” Welch said. “People don’t know American history like they think they do,” he said. “They tend to focus on the big names of the war, but have forgotten the normal people who fought and we want to tell their side of the story.” “A House Divided” premieres June 21 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Gymatorium in downtown Napoleon, Ohio, and costs $8.

every detail.” This at tent ion to deta i l not on ly helped him, but others as well, Ba lzer said. “He was incredibly well-organized,” he said. “He made it easy for other people to do their jobs — he was just a great administrator for the college.” Because Firela nds doesn’t offer an mathematics major, some students found it difficult to grasp the subject and appreciate Pommersheim as a teacher, Balzer said. “He was considered to be a very rigorous, but fair teacher who brought students along in a subject they thought was challenging,” he said. “Students would know math when they were done.” Pommersheim didn’t spoonfeed his students, and had very high standards for them, Odafe said. “He wanted them to think,” he said. “He cared a lot about his students.” From July 1992 to June 1999, Pommersheim worked as the chair of the department of Natural and Social Sciences, a role colleague Chris Mruk said Pommersheim excelled in. “He had a will to take on

skills that can be applied to work with real clients, school and anything else he would design in the future, he said. Next, he said he hopes to design a logo for the 2012 London Olympics. He said designing an olympic logo has always been one of his dreams.

leadership roles, which the department appreciated,” Mruk said. “He handled student issues, and paid attention to details.” Mruk said he remembered a time when someone made a comment on Pommersheim’s good style

“He was part of the fabric of who we are.” Bill Balzer | Dean of Firelands tastes while he was chair. “He said John had ‘sartorial splendor,’ and that got huge smiles,” Mruk said. Pommersheim helped the relatively young University from the beginning, Balzer said. The Firelands campus opened Sept. 25, 1968, according to “He was part of the fabric of who we are,” he said. “We’ll remember all that John gave to the college.” Pommersheim had numerous titles including interiem associate dean, associate dean, associate professor and he earned the Distinguished Teacher Award. “He understood all the rules and regulations of the University,” Odafe said. “He was a big resource.”



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Railroad accidents increase areas of patrol in town By Erin Cox Pulse Editor

Students typically know there are city and campus police, but they might not know that there is one more type of police on the journey to and from campus each day — railroad police. Senior Drew Dunham said he has heard of people getting stopped by railroad police when they crossed the tracks where there aren’t crosswalks. “I lived at the Heinzsite Apartments and I know a few people who had got caught crossing the tracks at the little pathway there that a lot of people use,” Dunham said. Terry Ludban, Manager of Community Affairs and Safety for CSX, said the railroad police are there to watch

for the safety of the public, the security of the trains and the property of CSX. According to Operation Lifesaver, a rail safety education website at, about every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train. “It doesn’t help that some kids had been killed here in BG on the railroad tracks in the past,” Dunham said. “They have to enforce it some way I guess. I think it’s necessary.” According to Operation Lifesaver, Ohio had the 11th most pedestrian rail trespass fatalities among all the states in 2011. Four hundred twenty-seven people were killed last year according to Federal Railroad Administration statistics and 12 of those happened in Ohio. California

had the highest fatality rate of pedestrian rail trespassers with 62. Lieutenant Brad Biller of the Bowling Green Police Division said the most common offense associated with the railroad tracks is criminal trespassing because it is private property. “We sometimes work with the BG police enforcement to provide programming and educate people on the safety issues of not crossing the tracks at crosswalks because it is dangerous and it is private property,” Ludban said. The Bowling Green Police Department also monitors the railroads. Biller said at times, the department increases enforcement around railroad tracks when they receive a lot of

complaints about people on the tracks. CSX works closely with the Bowling Green Police Division and other locals to monitor the tracks and maintain the safety of the public around the railroads, Ludban said. The most violations of criminal trespassing on the railroad tracks occur during the spring and fall, Biller said. “I’ve heard that it’s a ticket for people who don’t cross at crosswalks,” Dunham said. While some trespassers get warning citations, others will get summoned to court. “It’s ultimately up to the police officer to decide what to give,” Ludban said. “It’s dangerous to be there, so MOLLY MCFADDIN | THE BG NEWS they’re trying to make it a CROSSING THE tracks can lead to warning citations or even having to go to court. safer place.”

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NICHOLE VALLEY (left) and Ashley Geiger (right) checking a student out at the BGSU bookstore. Geiger said she likes interacting with people at her job.

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availability of jobs on campus is a greater convenience to their class schedules. “Taking classes on campus and having a job on campus balances well,” said senior Kelsey Wiegand, an employee at Stampers. “Off campus jobs aren’t as understanding of class schedules.” Junior Caroline Nelson, a cashier at the Peregrine Shop, agrees that having an on campus job works well with her class schedule, and the location makes it easier to commute to her classes. Convenience and flexibility are not the only factors which contribute to why some students work at the University. “You get to meet people you never thought you would meet,” said sophomore Allison Bailey, an employee for Conference Programs. “I really like every part of my job because I love seeing new people every day.” Senior Ashley Gieger, a customer service cashier at the


bookstore, agrees that the best part about her job is the people she interacts with. “The people you meet is what I like best about my job,” Geiger said, “I enjoy working with everyone here at the bookstore, and the interaction with customers.” The primary reason why some students stay in Bowling Green during the summer is because they have a job on campus. “I chose to stay in Bowling Green because I have a job here,” Wiegand said. Geiger said in addition to other factors a primary reason why she stayed in Bowling Green was due to her job. While some students work at the University during the summer, the staff at the career center still tries to reach out to students looking for a job in their hometowns. “Many students will return home for the summer and work at jobs in their hometowns,” Simmons said. “We post off-campus jobs throughout northwest Ohio and in and around Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton for stuABBI PARK | THE BG NEWS dents seeking opportunities CHAD HENSLEY, a student, fills a drink order at his campus job at Starbucks. closer to home.”



The city built the cemetery around 1873 after purchasing the land from Robert Eldridge, said sexton Tim Hammer. Hammer oversees all cemeter y operations including landscaping, selling the lots and digging the graves for burial. His favorite aspect of his job is the quiet atmosphere, he said. “Oh, it’s peaceful over here,” Ha mmer sa id. “I’ve been doing this for so long.” Hammer has worked as a sexton, or caretaker, for a little more than a year, but has been involved with the cemetery for around 12 years helping with landscaping and burials. “At first it was kind of weird,” he said. “It was different.” Now, he is used to the cemeter y atmosphere and really enjoys his job, Hammer said. Families can ask Hammer for help locating buried loved ones, and he enjoys assisting them, he said. “I feel like that’s part of what I’m getting paid for,” Hammer said. Aside from relatives of people interred, students should try to visit the cemetery, Waddle said, and the University might help out with that. “I would love to see us create a wide pathway through the cemetery,” he said. “The city really and truly essentially wanted a route that was innovative.” Most colleges don’t have an on-campus cemetery, so University students should enjoy Oak Grove and the scenic benefits it provides, Waddle said. “One of the things that’s great is we’ll always have

green space,” he said. “The cemetery is something you have to work around.” However, some students, like senior Phil Benner, wouldn’t like taking a walk through the cemetery. “I don’t see a reason to go into a cemetery unless a loved one is buried there,” he said. “I don’t know anybody there.” Benner said he has never been inside the cemetery, but sees the outside of it often. “I commute here, so I park next to it everyday,” he said. “It’s strange when I’m walking out to my car and see the tents and them digging the graves.” Digging graves is commonly associated with cemeteries, a lt hough finding unmarked bones is usually not. Around 10 years ago, the city put in piping around the cemetery and thought they uncovered human remains near the fence line, Waddle said. “We unearthed a hamhock bone,” he said. “We still joke about it on a regular basis.” The city is aware there are some unmarked graves along the fence line of Ridge Street, but there haven’t been any issues with bodies since finding the animal bone, he said. However, last year a few of the graves were vandalized during the night. “I don’t know why someone would do that,” Hammer said. Since the incident, the city placed cameras at the entrance and near the maintance building. The hardest part of Hammer’s job is watching the grieving families as he prepares the graves, he said. “Some people take death differently,” he said. “Some people are okay with death.”

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EMILY From Page 4 natural-feeling habitat for the elephants due to their belief that “in addition to the animals having their needs met, they should have choices about how they spend their time.” This is the number one reason why I support the Toledo Zoo. Not only do they care for the physical basics of their animals, they also work to

keep their animals healthy mentally. With the new Tembo Trail exhibit, the Toledo Zoo gave the elephants, as well as the other animals in the African Savannah exhibit, a happier life. I watched Lucas run around his mother, thinking he resembled a human toddler as he excitedly explored the habitat. When he gave himself a mud bath and rolled around on the ground, the crowd of people around me squealed

with delight. These were happy elephants in front of us, and I felt good knowing they felt good. The Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Admission is $14 for adults and $11 for seniors and children older than 2. Children under the age of 2 are admitted for free.

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