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Senior Ethan Roberts wrote and directed his own film, “Fish Tank.” Read about how he has made his dream possible in Pulse | Page 9
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Vendors vie for Health Center Richard Sipp
By Danae King Editor-in-Chief
The Health Center will soon be outsourced to a new company. Two companies, whose names have not yet been released, have presented proposals to the University and now a committee is working to decide which company will best suit the needs of the students. Jill Carr, dean of students and senior associate vice president for Student Affairs, said there is no specific date when the decision will be made, but Friday she said she thinks it will be made sometime in the next 10 days to two weeks. “We want to make sure we have all the information we need to make the best decision,” Carr said.
Director of the Center for Student Health The Health Center and the College of Health and Human Services are currently located in the same building on Ridge Street. When outsourced, a new building will be built to house the Health Center, said Richard Sipp, Director of the Center for Student Health. The goal for the completion of the new Health Center is during the 2013-14 academic year, Carr said. The committee considers factors such as students, staff and the difference between community and
University to host annual fireworks display
college health care. Sipp said he is considering the students. Students as patients value the current “high-access” model of the Health Center, he said. Sipp said he has passed this on to the prospective vendors, suggesting things such as allowing students to schedule online, as the Health Center currently does. Barbara Hoffman, Health Center director, thinks the Health Center has done well as far as focusing on the needs of college students. Hoffman said she hopes that doesn’t change with the new health care provider.
Community raises money to afford celebration By Emily Gordon Reporter
Students looking to see fireworks this Independence Day won’t have to travel farther than the University’s backyard. The celebration will begin at 8 p.m. July 3 at its usual location, the University’s intramural fields located on Mercer Road across from Kreischer Quadrangle. Michael Thurau, a public administration major, is looking forward to the show. “This’ll be my first time seeing it,”
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Thurau said. “Bowling Green is a good town and I’d like to celebrate with the community and just hang out.” Zambelli Fireworks, which has designed and produced shows for audiences at Mt. Rushmore and New York Harbor, will be exhibiting the fireworks. About $16,000 is needed to put on the fireworks show, said Charles Bechstein, a trustee for the Chamber of Commerce. The amount of money necessary
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falcon flights Wood County Regional Airport hosts Aviation Studies Program, gives back to community, to host air fair By Tara Keller Forum Editor
Falcons aren’t the only things flying around the University. Non-commercial and private planes soar around, land and take off nearby. The general aviation Wood County Regional Airport is located close to campus on Poe Road, and offers students a chance to make like their mascot and fly. “People are more than welcome to come in and ask questions,” said Matt McVicker, airport manager. “We have a flying club on the field, so you can join and learn
Lecturer dies at 50
Kurt Hofmeister, 50, a lecturer in Construction Management died Saturday night of a heart attack. Hofmeister has taught construction technology full-time at the University since 2006. He was recently promoted to lecturer and was the construction faculty member incoming freshmen were taught by first, according to the obituary provided by the Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home. He was most known for service learning projects, where he taught students technical skills while giving back to the community, according to the obituary. He was involved in projects such as constructing a boardwalk in Wintergarden Park in Bowling Green, a gazebo in Simpson Park and a variety of Habitat for Humanity projects. Hofmeister was born in Toledo and attended
Tuition raised The Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition and fees 3.49 percent per semester at its meeting June 21 | PAGE 6
how to fly.” The majority of planes kept in the hangars are small private planes, he said. “People use private airplanes for business and pleasure,” he said. “They can own one for recreation — just go up and go fly.” Although the airport is smaller than most, McVicker and his staff manage it just like they would a larger airport. “Working at an airport this size let’s me wrap my head around running an airport,” he said. “I enjoy working here.” It is the only airport in Wood County and plans on giving
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the University of Toledo, according to the obituary. He was “known for his sense of humor and quiet intelligence,” according to the obituary. “Kurt had a strong work ethic and reinvented himself career-wise several times.” Hofmeister loved building and construction, according to the obituary. He was married to Dawn Hofmeister for 25 years and they had two sons, Karl, 17, and Henry, 12, according to the obituary. Hofmeister’s funeral will be hosted at the Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio. The funeral will be hosted Friday at 11 a.m. and visitation hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Captains named The BG men’s soccer team named Joey D’Agostino, Brandon Silva and Zach Lemke tri-captains for the upcoming season | PAGE 7
back to the community next month. The airport will host a Wood County Air Fair July 21. “We’ll have tons of food, aviation displays and one of the highlights is a helicopter ride,” he said. “You can come to the turnpike and watch planes take off.” The event will also feature free airplane rides for children 8-17 who want to experience aviation first-hand. For students who want to make a career out of aviation, the University Aviation Studies Program is located on-site.
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Irish pub opens Thursday
The Stones Throw Tavern & Grill will open Thursday. The restaurant and bar, located on the corner of East Wooster St. and South Prospect St., will open 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Nicki Pelham, one of the owners of the pub. The restaurant will resemble an Irish pub and restaurant. The pub will include a traditional Irish food menu, which will have items like shepherd’s pie, and a drink menu that will include Irish drinks, according to the pub’s Facebook page. The Irish eatery tries to accommodate for students as well as the people living in town by providing a restaurant targeting all ages during the day and a bar at night, according to the pub’s website. Along with serving Irish food and drink, the pub looks to entertain customers with live music and entertainment, according to the pub’s Facebook
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page. The interior and exterior of the restaurant has been renovated to offer the ambiance of an authentic Irish pub. The pub has been under construction since January after being purchased by City Tap and The Attic owners Eric and Nicki Pelham, according to the Facebook page.. Although, the pub opens this week, renovations will
Go fish Editor-in-Chief Danae King discusses her annual fishing trip on Lake Erie and all the good times she reeled in | PAGE 4
continue to be made until early August to provide a more traditional feeling to the pub, according to the pub’s Facebook page. For more information concerning The Stones Throw: Tavern & Grill visit its website at http://www.thestonesthrowbg.com, or its Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ thestonesthrowbg.
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Complainant reported that an unknown subject entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a pair of Beats headphones within the 400 block of N. Main St. The headphones are worth $200.
Complainant reported that sometime Sunday morning, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a driver’s license, bank card, Discover Card, $3 and a spare car key within the 400 block of Lehman Ave.
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Complainant reported that sometime during the night an unknown person threw a rock through the driver’s side window of a vehicle within the 500 block of N. Enterprise St. Stolen from the vehicle was a pink leopard print wallet containing a credit card and $40.
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Complainant reported that sometime after 6 p.m. Sunday, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a pair of red fuzzy dice and Avon perfume within the 200 block of E.
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Complainant reported that sometime during the night, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a hiking backpack within the 100 block of Frazee Ave. The backpack was worth $250 and the items inside of it were worth $400. 8:05 A.M.
Complainant reported that sometime during the night an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle within the 100 block of Leroy Ave. Nothing was reported missing. 8:28 A.M.
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Complainant reported that sometime since Saturday night and midnight, unknown subjects dropped the pan on a Lincoln Navigator and stole some parts from it while it was parked at a car dealership within the 1000 block of N. Main St. 10:47 A.M.
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Complainant reported that sometime during the weekend, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle and stole $3 in change and 20 to 35 tablets of Demerol within the 1000 block of Fairview Ave.
Complainant reported that sometime during the night, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle within the 100 block of E. Evers Ave. Nothing was reported missing.
A bank reported a fraudulent check for $2,490.25 within the 1200 block of W. Wooster St.
Complainant reported that an unknown subject entered two unlocked vehicles and stole three packs of cigarettes and $15 in change within the 100 block of W. Evers Ave.
Complainant reported that an unknown subject stole a DVD player from a vehicle within the 300 block of Palmer Ave. Complainant was unsure whether the vehicle was locked.
Complainant reported that an unknown subject broke into a vehicle and stole a broken GPS unit within the 300 block of Leroy Ave. 6:24 P.M.
Complainant reported that sometime during the night, an unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle within the 400 block of S. Summit St. Nothing was reported missing. 11:30 P.M.
Complainant reported that the door of a vehicle was open within the 1000 block of Fairview Ave.
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Toledo Zoo Amphitheater amps up sound, hosts mainstream bands during summer concert series By Erin Cox Pulse Editor
The Toledo Zoo has hosted concerts for more than 60 years and this year is no different with big name performers coming to the park all throughout the summer months. The Amphitheater in the zoo stands as the location of all the performances. “It’s a fantastic venue that provides people with an intimate show,” said Andi Norman, director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Toledo Zoo. The venue seats 4,000 to 5,000 people depending on the show’s set up, Norman said. “There’s really not a bad seat in the house,” she said. “It’s not going to be like at some venues where the people look like ants on stage.”
The zoo has already seen Joe Walsh perform May 31 and looks toward Wednesday, June 27 when Sarah McLachlan will take the stage. According to toledozoo.org, McLachlan’s concert is part of her “Summer Symphony Orchestra Tour” that gives audiences a more intimate experience by her performance with an orchestra. According to the zoo’s website, the rest of the summer will bring other popular artists such as The Barenaked Ladies, Santana, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Train. Other performers include a group called The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue made up of Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs
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STEELY DAN performs at The Toledo Zoo Amphitheater as part of the summer concert series the zoo has hosted since 1987. Sarah McLachlan will take to the stage and perform Wednesday as part of her “Summer Symphony Orchestra Tour.”
‘G.I. Joe’ sequel delayed for unexplained reasons By Nathan Elekonich Columnist
‘80s style still rocks today’s fashion scene By Carli Evilsizer Columnist
My nana always told me fashion repeats itself and to never throw anything out because someday it’ll be back in style. While I don’t have enough closet space (yet) to keep all of my past purchases, I definitely agree the newest fashion trends are simply recreations and twists on past fashion statements. I was thinking about ‘80s fashion trends and was shocked at how many of the trends I was guilty of bringing back. One ‘80s trend I used to scoff at were leg warmers, yet this past winter, I wore a nice, toasty pair of leg warmers almost everyday. I’d pair them with my short, slouchy combat boots and tight skinny jeans, rather than a leather mini skirt or tennis shoes like the ‘80s. Speaking of mini skirts, yes they were popular in the ‘80s, but have they really ever gone out of style? I wasn’t born in the ‘80s, but I’ve had a mini skirt, or three, in my closet my whole life. Maybe they are a 1980’s style, but I like them and if you can, why not rock out a short skirt at night?
“I am guilty of buying, and wearing, a bedazzled, shoulder-padded shirt.” An ‘80s style any girl can, and should, rock is neon colors. Those who know me well would be surprised to hear me say this since my closet consists of varying shades of black and, my favorite, gray. Right now, anything neon is in — skirts, dresses, jewelry and even neon colored jeans. While I’m not a colorful enough person to rock out a neon dress, I absolutely love the idea. Instead, I get my little dose of neon by painting my nails a bright and dramatic pink, green or yellow and wear an obnoxious pair of neon sunglasses. Another 1980’s style I love is acid-washed jeans. Maybe they aren’t back in fashion, but I’m certainly tr ying to bring them back. I haven’t seen many in stores or in magazines, but it’s easy to make your own acid-washed jeans with a few strategic
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splashes of bleach. I wear my acid-attempted jeans all the time, and consider them a staple of my own personal fashion identity. There is one ‘80s trend I am emba r rassed I pa r t icipated in three decades late. I am g uilt y of buy ing, and wearing, a beda zzled, shou lderpadded shirt. I don’t think this style really ever should or w ill become popular like in the ‘80s, but I think some musicians, like Lady Gaga a nd R i ha n na, are pulling inspiration from 1980’s shou lder pads. The shoulder pads look great on stage or the red carpet, but I don’t think we will be seeing any shoulder pads in the real world anytime soon. The ‘80s definitely had good and bad trends, like any decade, but one trend I wish had never ended was the big hair. I love big hair. I wish it was acceptable to have big 1980’s hair on a daily basis. While I don’t tease to the ‘80’s diva standards, I do tease it as high as possible for a night out. Don’t be alarmed if you see a girl around campus with a few too many ‘80s inspired trends, it’s just me wishing I was born a fashion decade earlier.
In an unexpected move by Paramount Pictures, the studio has decided to delay the opening of its summer film “G.I. Joe Retaliation,” the sequel to its 2009 film “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” until March 2013. According to Paramount Pictures, the decision to delay the film until 2013 was based on the decision to convert the film to 3-D and add more scenes with star Channing Tatum, after poor reactions to the fact that Tatum’s character had been killed off early in the film. With advertising already in theaters and toys already on store shelves, the decision to delay the film is a surprising one. The delay raises a lot of questions, such as why spend the money to convert the film to 3-D? Or has the movie’s quality hurt its release
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amongst other films like “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Amazing Spider-man”? “With a movie like G.I. Joe you’re not expecting ‘Citizen Kane’ or ‘Casablanca.’ You’re expecting to see G.I. Joe versus Cobra blowing stuff up,” said Film professor Lucas Ostrowski. “Ultimately though the studio is looking to make money.” With other films competing against “G.I. Joe” for this summer’s top box office pull, such as “The Dark Knight Rises” and “The Amazing Spiderman” the decision may have been weighed more towards a very competitive summer box office. But, this is purely speculative. The majority of this information pertaining to the delay of the film was not contained in a press
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
PEOPLE ON THE STREET “Pinkberry with Chipotle.”
MEGAN ZUROWESTE Graduate student, Education
Which restaurant on campus would you replace and with what?
“BG Subs with Popeyes.”
VINCE VARRICCHIO Junior, Nursing
“Wendy’s with Chick-Fil-A.”
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“Dunkin’ Donuts with Panera Bread.”
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Walk by yourself to gain insight, walk with others for comfort TARA KELLER FORUM EDITOR
I suffer from an addicton. I haven’t always had it, but I feel as if recent life events have caused it to appear where it had been resting before. I’m addicted to walks. This isn’t the street name for the newest illegal drug, but it is what it is. It’s a walk. When life gets to be too much sometimes, I find walking helps me make sense of it all. Something about moving, and not caring when you’re going, is quite freeing. Ever feel like you’re being pulled in a certain direction? Follow it. You may end up where
you’re supposed to go. Sometimes I walk to keep myself going. There’s this pond in my hometown and I’ll go there and just circle it. Often I’ll bring my iPod, but there are times when silence is better music. I just think. It’s usually not about anything in particular. No life-altering decisons are made, nor are thoughts overwhelmingly positive or negative. They’re just there. I don’t always walk alone. Sometimes I’ll have company. Try walking hand-in-hand with someone sometime. Don’t do it for show, or to prove your status as a couple. Do it because you like the way that person’s hand
“Do it because you like the way that person’s hand fits in yours.” fits in yours. I find the best conversations happen on walks. The rhythm of moving can coincide with helping you take a page out of John Mayer’s book and “say what you need to say.” Not a fan of meaningless meandering? Walk to get somewhere. If you live close by, leave the car at home if you’re just driving into campus. I walk to West Hall everyday and it’s usually one of my favorite parts of my day. Even if day after day it’s the same walk, my surroundings change.
The party house the night before will be quiet with beer cans scattered around. The old woman who spent all yesterday tending to her little garden out front will be on the porch, admiring her handiwork. Walks force you to use your eyes, and take in your surroundings. The world’s a big place, and if you don’t focus on the small things, the big things won’t matter. Walk for you. Clear your head. Take time out for yourself. It’s such a simple occurence. Our first steps were such a big deal. So why didn’t we keep going?
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DANAE SHOWS off her latest catch — a large fish. She goes on a fishing trip every year.
Fishing reels in new memories, good times with friends, family DANAE KING EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EMILY GORDON | THE BG NEWS
VISITORS TO Oak Openings can fish on Mallard Lake, which is one of the most popular activities at the reserve. Visitors can also kayak, ride horses and hike on the trails.
Oak Openings nature reserve provides quiet, University connection EMILY GORDON COLUMNIST
This weekend, after living in the area my whole life, I finally got around to visiting one of northwest Ohio’s most exceptional places: Oak Openings. Oak Openings is a gorgeous nature reserve of 130 miles in Swanton, Ohio. Visitors can walk, hike and ride horses or bikes on specially marked trails. Fishing, camping and kayaking are also popular activities the park offers. While Oak Openings might sound like any other park at first, you’ll quickly notice it holds much more intrigue than any other place nearby.
Oak Openings has oak savannas, where the park gets its name, wet and dry prairies, oak woodlands and flatwoods. It has both dry, hot sand dunes and swampy forest areas. Where else can you find such a collection of habitats in just one place? The Oak Openings Region is such a rare ecosystem that The Nature Conservancy, a US charitable organization dealing with preservation, has listed it as one of 200 “Last Great Places on Earth.” The region holds more than a third of the state’s rare plant and animal species. After the last ice age, the glacier covering northwest Ohio melted, leaving a lake called Lake Warren. The lake receded, leaving Lake Erie and remnants of
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“... you’ll quickly notice it holds much more intrigue than any other place nearby.” its beaches and sand dunes behind in the area now known as Oak Openings. The University’s own Edwin L. Moseley, for whom Moseley Hall is named, studied Oak Openings and defined the area as it’s known today. Moseley published many papers about the rare plant and animal species he found in the region, prompting other naturalists to visit and study the area themselves. On just one walk I saw dozens of chorus frogs in
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shallow water, a few deer, various types of fish and several species of birds and butterflies. Most of the plants and wildflowers I observed I had never seen before in my life. And, unlike other area parks, you can’t hear the sounds of the city. The park is quiet except for the sounds of the animals, giving visitors a serene place to think, exercise and explore. It was saddening to find out from the nature center that such a beautiful region is now quite diminished compared to what it once was, even in Moseley’s time. When white settlers came and pushed out Native American inhabitants, the
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Just Fish. This simple slogan is printed on a baseball cap that I wear one day every year. Despite the small amount of wearing time this hat gets, I wholeheartedly believe in this saying. Just fish. Go, fish. Even if you think you’ll hate it. Even if the idea of holding a cold, slimy, rough, wriggly fish gives you the heebiejeebies, go do it. I promise you won’t regret it. How do I know? Because four years ago I decided to just fish, and I haven’t looked back for one second. In 2008, a spot opened up on the annual fishing trip my dad took with his college buddy, and my sister (the true tomboy of our all-girl family) couldn’t go. Something in me became brave and I volunteered to go. My pa rents were shocked.
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But I surprised them and prepared myself to not only be one of the boys, (a role I wasn’t used to) but to fish. I knew one part of the trip wouldn’t be hard, as I grew up around the water and I absolutely love being around it. The water is the one place I can go and feel totally at home. It is also my place to think. When I’m out on the water, I feel totally at peace and at ease and I can really do the thinking I crave. It clears my mind. Since my first fishing trip, I have grown and changed a lot, but one thing that has never changed — how much I love the water. The vast, seemingly endless waters of Lake Erie make me want to contemplate the world, the big picture. Even though Lake Erie isn’t a huge body of water — being out on the water and straining to see the shoreline makes me feel small.
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DANAE From Page 4 The fishing trip also makes me feel like I’m a part of something. A trip that started out as all boys is now two families — my dad, his college roommate Bill, and his kids, Haley, Alley and Will.
Our families grew up together and the camaraderie and love that is between them makes the fishing trip feel like one big crazy, fun, hilarious time. We give each other a hard time, trade sarcastic insults and try to catch the biggest fish. This complete comfort with each other and
the team work it takes to catch enough fish brings us together and it makes me feel like I’m a part of something bigger than myself and my small, four person family. The fishing trip isn’t about the fish for me, though I love the feeling of reeling in a big fish — that’s not why I go year
“I go for the peace of the water and the togetherness I get to experience with close friends.” after year. I go for the peace of the
water and the togetherness I get to experience with close friends. So even if you hate fish, go grab a rod and reel and get out there! Go, to Lake Erie, to the Ocean, to a river or a stream and just fish. Feel small as you reel in a giant walleye and contemplate the world as you
watch the gentle waves. The weather is warm and the fish are biting — so get out there! Experience the water and contemplate things bigger than yourself. You won’t regret it.
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Famous heroes may not be people you thought, history shows some heroes shouldn’t be trusted BOBBY WADDLE COLUMNIST
As I am typing this column, I’m on my way to finishing a paper about Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general who may be in the running for our country’s most celebrated military figure. Even though he fought for the wrong side in my opinion, he is remembered for his skill on the battlefield, as well as his commitment to healing the nation, even after he lost the war. When I was younger, I automatically thought Lee was a bad man because he fought for the support of slavery. Later, I learned the war encompassed other issues, such as the rights of individual states, and that Lee even supported the emancipation of slaves. I realized Lee was the war’s most celebrated figure (second to Abraham Lincoln) and it was largely reported he had a moral compass that was second to none. Then, I wrote this paper and learned he was a harsh slave owner with other problematic racial views. Can’t say I’m surprised.
While many painted a perfect picture of this man, I knew he had to have flaws, even serious ones. I have to say I am glad to find this out. A lot of people express disappointment when they find out a hero is less than perfect, but it paints a fuller picture of the person and gives context to all of his or her actions. The only way you can truly judge someone is if you know his entire story. Granted, it is impossible for us to really know someone’s whole story, but that is why people should be open to new information. Jerry Sandusky is the best example. He may have been an incredible football coach with an affable public image, but when someone appears likeable, it doesn’t mean he’s not capable of terrible things. People ended up suffering because very few people were willing to challenge their assumptions about this man, whose easy-going image was important to the Penn State brand as a whole. The opposite effect happens as well. Sometimes unlikeable and seemingly unsympathetic people end up setting the best example for us. Malcolm X provides a great example for this.
While there was no doubting his charisma, many were frightened by his borderline militant stance that white people were the enemy. When I hear people casually discuss the man, this is the image they are often stuck with, which is a shame. He was much more than that. He was also an excellent elementary student, a street criminal, a convict and a devoted family man. Not all of these experiences were good, but they were essential to shaping his spiritual awakening at the end of his life, when he went to Mecca and saw people of all races praying together. When he saw this, he renounced his militant views and campaigned for peace, which eventually got him killed by his former militant allies. He made an incredibly brave decision to admit he was wrong and even put his life on the line to make up for it. But for some reason, he is remembered for other things. It teaches us nothing to buy into the mythology we create for people. That cheats us as well as everything that person truly stands for.
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THIS WHITE-TAILED deer is one of the many animals who call the Oaks Opening their home. Visitors can see them on the reserve’s trails.
EMILY From Page 4 region suffered due to the drainage of the area and filling in of prairies by settlers, loss of natural management and commercial development. The area got smaller and smaller with time.
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Board of Trustees approves tuition increase, design plans By Danae King Editor-in-Chief
Students will pay about $175 more in tuition and fees this coming fall. The University’s Board of Trustees approved the 3.49 percent increase in tuition and fees per semester at its meeting June 21. Tuition will increase by $149.80 per semester and general fees will increase by $25 per semester, according to University Chief Financial Officer Sheri Stoll, who presented the Board with information about the increase during the meeting. This past year, full-time students paid $4,307 per semester, and this fall students will pay $4,456.80 per semester, Stoll said. The general fee increase will affect all students, but the tuition increase will only affect a portion of students. There will be no increase in out-of-state tuition for undergraduate or graduate students. The Board of Trustees members met with Stoll individually to discuss the tuition and fees before approving the increase at the meeting, said Board Chair William Primrose. The Board also considered that state support is
Chief Financial Officer expected to decrease by $2.8 million compared to this past year, Primrose said, according to a press release from the University. “As always, our goal is to keep costs as low as possible while maintaining our highquality educational experience,” Primrose said, according to the press release. Student retention is an important goal for the University, but President Mary Ellen Mazey said she doesn’t think the raise in tuition will have an effect. “I think we’ve got enough positives as far as our retention plan,” Mazey said. Mazey said she hopes the increase won’t affect students greatly. “We talked to student leaders, and they understand,” Mazey said. “The most important thing is to ensure [students] a quality education.” Mazey also noted that other Ohio universities are raising tuition as well. The University expects 125
more full-time students this coming fall, Stoll said. The increase in students means almost $1.3 million in new revenue for the University, according to the press release. The enrollment for this coming fall is projected to be approximately 15,130 students, according to the press release. The Board also approved the design and pre-construction plan for the Student Recreation Center. The projected budget for the project is $11 million, which will include a new entrance, expansion of the mezzanine level and upgrades to the gym area, according to the project description. The project will be funded with money from recreation sports renewal and replacement reserves. “[There is] a lot of work ahead,” Stoll said in regards to the renovation. “[We] have to determine what should be incorporated in that range.” The Board also re-elected Primrose for a second oneyear term as chair. The Board adjourned in the morning to see buildings on campus and for a INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2013 BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS strategic planning session, Primrose said. THE CHART compares the University’s tuition and fees for freshmen, full-time in-state for 2013 to those at other Ohio public Universities.
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THE HEALTH Center is housed with the College of Health and Human Services in this building, at 116 Ridge Street.
THE WOOD County Residential Airport is located on Poe Road behind the University’s Lot 12.
AIRPORT From Page 1 About 70 students are currently enrolled in the program, which also owns nine airplanes, said flight school manager John McDermott. “The students are always excited and motivated,” he said. “They’re working hard.” It takes about three and a half years for a student to graduate from the school. After the first year, a student earns a private pilot’s license, and after the third year, they earn a commerical pilot license — which they can use to get paid to fly, he said. The airport’s location can make it easier to teach aviaiton. “We’re right next to campus, which is a big
“We’re right next to campus, which is a big advantage. It’s a fine facility ...” John McDermott | Manager
advantage,” McDermott said. “It’s a fine facility for what we do.” Flight school student Nick Holliday said he has wanted to be a pilot since he was a little kid. “I didn’t think it was a viable career option until I got to high school,” he said. “It seemed like a logical choice.” Because each flight student is required to complete two co-ops, Holliday said he chose to do his at the airport as a dispatcher, with duties such as managing and fueling planes. He said he enjoys his job.
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“It’s a great place and part of the reason I chose here was the community,” he said. “Everybody seemed really close.” The airport wouldn’t be able to run and students wouldn’t be able to learn if it wasn’t for the cooperation between it and the University, McVicker said. “The relationship is great,” he said. “There’s a constant stream of open communication.” The flight school represents half of the airport’s fuel sales for the airport’s onsite fueling station and helps to keep it in business, he said. “The aviation program is very important to our operation,” he said. “If the Univeristy wasn’t on our airfield, it would look a lot different.”
HEALTH From Page 1 “[We] will ensure that whoever the vendor is, that they have the same goals and expectations we would have,” Hoffman said. “It depends on how well they listen.” Hoffman emphasized the difference between college health and general health and said she sees her role as making sure the chosen vendor knows the difference. Sipp said employees of the Health Center will work closely with the new company to make sure it understands the difference. “I think they will learn, we will have time to help them learn the difference between what’s called community health and student health,” he said. Hoffman said she hopes students feel as if they’re being treated as well as they are now. The current staff of the
Health Center is also something Hoffman is considering. Hoffman is focused on making sure the staff is treated fairly and has positions. “I’m trying to make sure everyone is utilized,” she said. “We have an excellent staff who is very focused on college health and know the needs of the students, I hope they want to stay.” She said she hopes that for the staff members who stay, that they are treated fairly and feel good about the decision they make as far as continuing their employment. If it means sacrificing the level of care, Hoffman said she doesn’t want a new building. Until the vendor is chosen, it is too early to know the level of care and how the services offered will change, Sipp said. “What will logically happen,” Sipp said. “Is that we will be working with the vendor as they develop their plans … I envision involvement of students in this plan.”
Sipp said he also hopes for more educational opportunities for students, as there is little room for teaching currently. The Health Center shares its current space with the College of Health and Human Services. Once the Health Center is moved, there will be an opportunity to renovate and create more space for the college, Carr said. Sipp thinks the most important changes will be a new facility that is organized in a way that is student and employee friendly and economically benefits the University. This year, $1,634,053 of general fee money was allocated to the Health Center, and next year it is proposed that $1,601,862 will go to it, Sipp said. When the Health Center is no longer paid for by the University, that money will be diverted to other areas of need, such as the Student Recreation Center, Carr said, which needs money for renovation.
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Stepping out of comfort zone can be beneficial DANAE KING EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Try something new. It’s a clichéd phrase and almost seems like it’s used too often to pay attention to. It’s worn out, admittedly. However, I’m going to say it to you: try something new. I think this phrase is worn out because, clearly, it’s got a point. Try something new! It worked out for me when I never thought it could. Throughout elementary, middle and high school I was that eternally awkward kid in gym class who got picked last and never got better at sports, no matter how much practice she had. I was clutzy, gangly and just plain bad at sports. My awkwardness and the humiliation it brought upon me caused me to hate sports. Throughout my adolescence, my attitude frequently went back and forth about sports. I tried to play a few — practicing like crazy and still not getting any better. This further discouraged me on the subject of sports. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good baseball game or a Friday night football game, but mostly for the social aspect. I like going to the field, grabbing a hot dog and relaxing in the cool night air with my friends. No way do I actually watch the entire game, and I’m never sitting on the edge of my seat in
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rapt attention, no matter what the score, but I do like a small dose of sports now and then. When I became Editor-inChief this summer, things started to change as far as my outlook on sports. I decided to try my hand at sports reporting. And why not? I had written for every other section in the paper, so I thought I should try the one I knew would challenge me the most. Writing my first sports article made me nervous to say the least. I didn’t know how to approach it. Thinking about talking to athletes and coaches made my palms sweaty. What if they used sports jargon? What if I didn’t know what they were talking about and I just ended up looking stupid? I got through the interviews unscathed and understood every word the coach and team members said, phew! After writing that article, I feel more at ease about sports. I can’t just jump into any conversation about draft picks and appear knowledgeable, and I’m not going to try playing sports anytime soon, but I don’t feel like I’m in over my head when I hear a conversation or read an article about sports. Though I will never master playing sports, the world of sports writing isn’t as scary as I originally thought. So, get out there and try something new! Whether it’s writing what you don’t know, like I did, or something else, try new things — you just might surprise yourself and end up liking them.
The Volleyball team will welcome a new member this season. Sophomore middle blocker Kelsey Bates transferred from Syracuse University to play for BG volleyball coach Danijela Tomic. According to game regulations, players can transfer after one year and compete right away at their new school. Bates decided to transfer for a few reasons, Tomic said. “Syracuse had a coaching change issue and she wanted to come back to Ohio to get closer to her family and her home,” Tomic said. Bates is from Willshire, Ohio.
The previous BG coaching staff recruited Bates before her freshman year and when she decided to leave Syracuse, she emailed Tomic about coming to the University, Tomic said. “She came to visit and she liked our coaching staff and thought we’d be a good fit for her,” Tomic said. Bates can play middle blocker and right side positions, Tomic said she will play where she is needed on the team. “We are very excited about her coming to our program,” Tomic said. “She will bring a depth to our middle position.”
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Schedule Announced The BG cross country team announced the release of its season schedule on the University’s athletics website. It will start the year off with a home meet.
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By Michele Wysocki Sports Editor
Every team needs a leader and now the men’s soccer team has three. Joey D’Agostino, Zach Lemke and Brandon Silva were all recently named this season’s tricaptains. The team conducted a blind vote via email to select team captains; head coach Eric Nichols said he couldn’t be happier with the team’s decision. “These would be the three I picked if I had to choose,” Nichols said. They were recognized for all different reasons — but Nichols said he anticipates them all to lead by example. Silva, a redshirt junior, is no stranger to the captain’s chair as it is his third year being recognized as a captain. “This is a great group of guys and we have grown a lot since the end of last fall,” Silva said. “I am very excited to build upon all we have been working on during the offseason.” Last season Silva was named to both the Academic All-Ohio team and the Academic All-MidAmerican conference team. Lemke has always been a consistent impact player and a very hard worker, so it was no surprise to him that Lemke was selected as
Preston beats Gates Former BG golfer Drew Preston beat current BG golfer Wes Gates in the semi-final round of the Michigan Amatuer tournament.
one of the three chosen to lead the Falcons, Nichols said “It’s a great honor to be named captain because there are so many leaders on our team,” Lemke said. “I am excited about my leadership role and the responsibility that comes along with the position.” Lemke is a fifth year senior and like Silva, he was named to the Academic All-Ohio team, but he was also recognized as BG’s JuniorScholar Athlete of the Year. Rounding out the trifecta is D’Agostino. Nichols said he was glad to see D’Agostino recognized as a captain; he said he watched his leadership role develop and really turn the corner last winter. D’Agostino is also a senior and has played in 52 matches in his career at BG. This season the team is more cohesive and deep, Nichols said. There will be much more contribution. “We are more resilient and prepared for things that come our way,” Nichols said. Silva and Lemke said they are looking forward to getting the season started after a long summer of an intense fitness routine. “The MAC is more competitive than ever, so I can’t wait to compete for the MAC title this year,” Lemke
said. “I have confidence in all my teammates, so I am ready to prove to everyone what we can do.” While they might execute their leadership differently, they know one thing is practiced consistently across the board —servant leadership. “It’s a twist on conventional leadership,” Nichols said. “So when leading we ask the question ‘What can we do to help you succeed?’” While practicing servant leadership, Silva said it will be his responsibility to push his teammates to reach their greatest potential. Lemke said he will make a seamless transition into the captain’s role and his leadership style will remain the same. “I like leading by example, so my actions on and off the field will ideally influence my teammates in a positive manner,” Lemke said. “Also as a senior, I want to use my captaincy to show the freshmen the culture of our program.” There are a lot of leaders on the team Nichols said, aside from the three captains. “While these three will be wearing the captain armbands, we plan to see leadership from all the players down to our sophomores and hopefully it will carry on with our new players,” Nichols said.
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Dining services renovates, offers new, improved food options Mike Paulus
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Students with a sweet tooth might be appreciative of Dining Services’ current renovations for the fall semester. Some students were aware that the Falcon’s Nest would be receiving a major renovation this summer, but may be surprised to hear what University Dining Services has planned for The Oaks’ Outtakes store. Mike Paulus, Director of Dining Services, said The Oaks’ Outtakes will be retooled into a campus Sweet Shoppe offering items such as flavored popcorn, bulk candies, homemade fudge and scooped ice cream. “I think that’s the best idea, what student wouldn’t want that on campus?” said Briawna Gillespie, a sophomore and campus tour guide. Victoria Scott, also a sophomore, said she isn’t a big fan of sweets and doesn’t really see herself spending time at the campus Sweet Shoppe. As a student on campus, Gillespie said she loved the idea of a campus Sweet Shoppe, but also looks at it from a tour guide’s perspective with worry. Gillespie said she hoped parents will not be turned off by having a Sweet Shoppe on campus because they are always worried about their child having enough healthy options on campus and are sometimes concerned when they see Dunkin’ Donuts. Students can find alternatives to sweet snacks at any Outtakes store. Dining Services will be relocating and enlarging Founder’s Outtakes store so students don’t need to worry about losing easy access to an Outtakes
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and healthy alternatives, Paulus said. Dining Ser v ices has also been busy completing the Falcon’s Nest project, which will boast several new food places providing more variety of options for students, he said. Brands that have been available previously, such as Jamba Juice, Steak Escape and Mondo’s Subs, will still be available, as will Au Bon Pain Soups and Wild Greens, Paulus said. Dining Ser vices is also adding Olo Sushi, Chickendippity, Marco’s Pizza and Panda Express within the Falcon’s Nest to give students varied food options, Paulus said. “I’m glad t hey are ex pa nd i ng it, t here wasn’t much va riet y before,” Gillespie said. “There’s benefits both ways for me as a student and for giving tours.” She said she sees herself eating at the Falcon’s Nest most frequently next year because of Panda Express’ orange chicken. She said it will be easy to show parents and prospective students that there are many options available and variety on the University’s meal plan. Scott said she agreed Panda Express will be her favorite place to eat next year. “I’m excited to enjoy Asian food on meal plan rather than spend my money ordering take-out from King Buffet,” Scott said. “Panda Express is the bees’ knees!” A not her renovat ion current ly under way is the Black Swamp Pub. Not only w ill t he pub
be receiving a facelift, but it will also become a bistro. Dining Services will be combining the Black Swamp Pub and the Greenery in order to create the Black Swamp Pub and Bistro, which will also include a new full-service kitchen, Paulus said. “Historica lly the pub had no k itchen, only a warming area to facilitate product ion f rom ou r m a i n k itchen,” Paulus said. “[This] led to long waits for menu items.” “By combining service and creating a dedicated kitchen, our goal is to enhance the pub menu with favorites from both restaurants for a full-service restaurant to serve or students and campus guests,” Paulus said. Scott said he is excited they will be combining the two because the Greenery food will be available throughout the day, and said she will no longer have to catch the Greenery open at a certain time just to enjoy a well-cooked meal. Gillespie is looking forward to seeing how the Black Swamp Pub and Bistro will look when completed and thinks these renovations will be a great selling point when giving campus tours. “The standards of our ca mpus a re higher, it w ill help ma ke ever yt h ing look better to prospect ive students,” Gillespie said. Dining services’ renovations are on schedule and should be ready for fall semester. Paulus said the Nest renovations should be completed by Aug. 8 and then dining services will begin to stock merchandise and train employees for the new brands before the restaurants open officially.
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IN CONJUNCTION with the Union’s dining renovations, the ITS Union Computer Lab is closed for the summer. Reopening is tentatively scheduled for Monday, Aug. 13. The following labs near the Union have public hours this summer, 025 and 107 Hayes Hall, according to campus update. Also, 247 Technology Building is open 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday, with limited hours on weekends. Scott Arnold, a grad student, has not been affected much by the computer lab in the Union being closed for the summer since he is a computer science major and works mostly in Hayes Hall..
FOURTH From Page 1 to pay for the fireworks is not set aside by the city, so community members have fundraised every year to make sure there will be a firework show for the community to enjoy, Bechstein said. Bechstein, along with Andy Newlove and Karmen Concannon, have spearheaded the grassroots campaign for three years. Any money left over is set aside for the next year’s firework display, Bechstein said. “We felt it was an important event for the city of Bowling Green. It brings the community together,” Bechstein said. This will be the third year they’ve fundraised for the event. This year’s contributors include Belleville Brothers Market, which is hosting a weeklong celebration to celebrate 100 years of business. Belleville Brothers Market and Forshee Farms will be selling food at the Downtown Farmers’ Market Wednesday, putting proceeds toward the fireworks fund. Private donations also help
the cause, including those found in donation tins at First Federal Bank, the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and local businesses such as Cosmos II. “My kids grew up going to the fireworks every year. Andy Newlove’s are young yet and he wanted to take them,” Bechstein said. “We felt it shouldn’t be left to go to the wayside.” Bowling Green Fire Chief Stephen Meredith, who has overseen the fireworks display for seven years, said the campaign doesn’t disappoint. “They typically gather enough funds to put on a very good 20 to 25 minute show,” Meredith said. City resident Holly Howard also enjoys the opportunity to spend quality time with those around her. “I have family and friends I usually go with,” Howard said. “Sometimes we’ll barbeque at my house before the fireworks.” In the midst of the fun, Chief Meredith cautions students and residents to show extra caution and care at the event and at home this holiday, citing the dangers fireworks can pose, such as bad burns. Everyone involved with the
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ETHAN ROBERTS is trying to raise money for his film “Fish Tank” on kickstarter.com. He has until July 1 to reach his goal of $2,500, which leaves him $879 more to go.
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By Melanie Mills Reporter
Do not be afraid to dream big because that dream may just become a reality — that’s the case for senior Ethan Roberts who has been dreaming of telling stories through film since he was a young boy. Roberts, a film production major, has recently made his dream become a reality after writing and directing the film “Fish Tank.” Roberts started the planning period for this project last semester. He said he wrote the script for his honors project and spent between 15 and 20 hours a week on the film. Roberts wrote the script, auditioned and selected actors and directed the film. According to the “Fish Tank” timeline on the website fishtankfilm.weebly.com, “the remainder of pre-production, location scouting, rehearsals and art direction is scheduled to be completed by August.” Roberts said “Fish Tank” is
a quiet, coming-of-age drama about two boys, Andrew and Rowan, who feel alienated from other high school students and discover things about themselves after talking at a high school cast party. The main actors in the film are University senior Ryan Albrecht playing Rowan, Owens Community College sophomore James Fite playing Andrew and theatre and film instructor Sara Chambers playing Tonya’s mother, Roberts said. “The most challenging thing about acting in “Fish Tank” was probably seeing the differences between me and my character, Andrew, because it feels like we’re really similar,” Fite said. Senior Nigel Coutinho, film production major and director of photography for the film, said “Fish Tank” focuses on how these characters come from different walks of life, but both feel separated from everyone else and cannot submit to high school status quos. “The film shows the
conf lict of their own identity,” Coutinho said. Coutinho said the title of the film is an integral part of the script, but hard to explain and will come across after watching the film. Right now they do not want to get into the details because they want to use the mystery of the name to get people interested, Coutinho said. The final cut of “Fish Tank” will premiere in December 2012. Currently, “Fish Tank” is in the promotional stage. Roberts said some of the money to help pay for the filming came from a promotional grant, but the majority of the money came from their efforts using a website called kickstarter.com. According to kickstarter. com, each fundraiser picks a donation goal and if they reach or surpass the goal that fundraiser would get the money pledged. If they fail to meet the goal, all the donors get their money back. “Fish Tank” has raised $1,621 and is in the process
of raising the remaining $879, before their July 1 deadline, to take them to their $2,500 goal, Coutinho said. Coutinho said, the cast and crew think they will be able to achieve their financial goal because when the number of donors decreases, they try to increase their donations by promoting “Fish Tank” to their friends and getting people excited about the film. To encourage people to donate, they are offering incentives for each donation of $5 or greater. People can donate as little as $1, but if they donate $5 the donor would get the smallest incentive, a shout out on Facebook and if they donate $500 or more, they receive the largest incentive, an executive gift package, their name in the credits and a private showing of “Fish Tank,” Roberts said. Roberts is still trying to raise the remaining funds to meet their goal and those willing to donate can visit http://www.kickstarter.com/ projects/eoberts/fish-tank-ashort-film-by-ethan-roberts.
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Take everything you know about Abraham Lincoln, add vampire hunting to his resume and you have “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is the life story of the 16th President of the United States from young boy until the fateful night of his death. As a young boy, Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) witnesses the death of his mother by a vampire from whom the Lincoln family was once employed. From that night on, Lincoln seeks revenge against his mother’s murderer but does not have the means nor the know how to do so. One night he meets a young stranger, Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper), who can help him in the fight against the vampires. Lincoln learns how to be as fast as a vampire and what can truly kill the undead. When his life of vampire hunting becomes second to his true calling of politics, he puts aside the hunter and becomes President. But when the Civil War begins and the South uses the vampire race, led by a vampire named Adam (Rufus Sewell), Lincoln must once again uses his mighty axe to defeat the vampires once and for all. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is a very wellexecuted film. It takes the history of one of America’s most famous presidents and puts a spin on his life that is entirely believable. The way in which the true life story of Lincoln and the fictional vampire hunter story mesh together is really something special. I sat through the entire film thinking to myself I could truly believe all of this happened, which is exactly what you want from a film like this. The film knows exactly what it is and owns it. That’s what makes “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” successful. When you take such a ridiculous story and try to make it a very serious subject it’s just not going to work. But in this case, it’s light-hearted, fun, violent and action packed. Personally, I don’t know what more you need in a film. Now, with that said, it isn’t an A+ plus movie by any means. The pacing is a bit slow at times and I think the inclusion of a big name star would’ve really helped the marketing for this movie. That’s not to say that Benjamin Walker did a poor job, because in fact he did a great job as Abraham Lincoln. “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter” is a great film if you take it simply for what it is: Abe Lincoln fighting vampires. If you take it too seriously and claim that it’s historically inaccurate, then you won’t enjoy it as much. But if you’re looking for a fun horror film, because trust me there aren’t a lot out there, definitely check this film out.
In most end-of-the-world films, millions of dollars are spent making 3-D explosions, creating alien skin tones and hiring the world’s best cinematographers. “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” has a different focus: it’s an emotionally charged dark comedy that couldn’t care less about impressing sci-fi fans with computer generated effects. Though it’s labeled a comedy, it’s not a “comedy” comedy like “The Hangover.” In high school, your English teacher said Shakespeare’s comedies aren’t “funny” as we know funny. It’s a similar situation here. Plain, sweater vest wearing Dodge (Steve Carell) is newly divorced, works a boringly secure job at an insurance company and has serious family issues. Not to mention a 70-mile wide asteroid is going to destroy Earth and kill everyone in 21 days. As Earth experiences its final 30,000 seconds, Dodge watches the news, which is both satirical yet emotional. When the anchorman moves to traffic, the reporter responds with three simple words: “We’re f----d, Bob.” Imagine traffic during the last month of the world. And you thought Wooster Street was bad the Friday before Labor Day. In this world, it’s a story about how Dodge and his vinyl-collecting neighbor Penny (Keira Knightley) spend their last three weeks alive. The two are complete opposites: Penny, a freespirited hoarder and Dodge, a straitlaced insurance worker. Both with nowhere to turn, Dodge and Penny travel across the country to take care of last-minute business before time is up. Dodge wants to find his high school sweetheart while Penny wants to see her family in England. Neither gets what he/she originally wants. But they both get what they need. And they are ultimately happy because of it. “It’s funny,” Penny said. “We’ve lived next door all this time and we’ve never even said hello.” There are two lessons here: (1) Sometimes, we ought to stop and look around. There are thousands of people everywhere with amazing stories to tell. Maybe they could change our lives if we stop and talk to them. (2) The worst situations — even the imminent destruction of planet Earth — can end up changing our lives for the better. Fate has a way of working itself out. “It had to be this way,” Dodge said with a soft smile in his final moments. Dodge was never fully happy living his daily life; at the end of the world, he is content. With the way his life was going, he would’ve continued down an uneventful path and died without experiencing or feeling much of anything. Though his life is arguably insignificant and he even has to experience the apocalypse, he dies infinitely satisfied. Can he ask for anything better? No, this is not a disaster movie. In a twisted way, the apocalypse is exactly what Dodge and Penny needed.
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The Dog Days of Summer Countdown Summer is a time for relaxing and spending your days outdoors in the sunshine, but the nights shouldn’t be forgotten either. The coolness of the night might be the best part of the day, so try some of these ideas after the sun goes down.
54. Go dancing. Now is the perfect time to go to downtown
Bowling Green and shake what your mama gave you. There aren’t that many people around that you’ll have to avoid if you embarrass yourself. 53. Take a walk. The cool summer breeze will feel soothing on the sunburn you probably have from all that time under the sun. 52. Go for a dip in your birthday suit. It’s summertime so have some fun and go skinny dipping. 51. Look at the stars. Try to find the big dipper — it’s the one that looks like a big spoon. 50. Catch a firefly and make a nightlight of them in a jar. Remember to put holes in the lid so they don’t die. 49. Have a bonfire with some friends and family. You can roast some hot dogs, tell stories and enjoy the company. 48. Camp out. A warm summer night is perfect sleeping weather, so you might as well spend it out under the stars in a sleeping bag. EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS IS A WEEKLY SERIES THAT COUNTS DOWN THE DAYS LEFT OF SUMMER.
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ZOO From Page 3 and a popular Nickelodeon preschool music group called The Fresh Beat Band. So far The Fresh Beat Band and Santana concerts have nearly sold out, Norman said. The Toledo Zoo works with Live Nation Entertainment to get the performers to come perform at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater. Carrie Samek, marketing director for Live Nation, said the company has worked with the zoo for 10 years to schedule performances. “It’s a big location because it’s right in between Detroit and Cleveland so when performers are in the area it works out for them to stop in Toledo,” Samek said. Live Nation works to build relationships with the performers so when they’re in the area they can work the Toledo venue into their schedule as well, Samek said. “We like to offer a variety of different events at the zoo to appeal to a wide variety of people,” Norman said. “I think most people picture a
mother with children under the age of 12 coming to zoo, but we do a lot of different things for a wider range of people and the summer concerts is an example of that.” Not only does the Amphitheater provide a great venue for performers and the audience, but it also has historical significance that keeps people interested in seeing concerts there, Norman said. “The Amphitheater was built by the WPA, which is the Works Progress Administration, during the Great Depression to give people jobs,” Norman said. “It’s very unique because of that history and just because it’s located in a zoo.” The zoo started hosting rock concerts and more popular music concerts in 1987 when it had a total of two concerts during that summer, however, the Amphitheater has hosted Music Under the Stars with the Toledo Symphony concert band for more than 60 years, Norman said. The concerts are free and will start July 8, taking place each Sunday at 7:30 p.m. until Aug. 12, Norman said.
G.I. JOE From Page 3 release issued by Paramount Pictures, but was discovered by various news sources like MTV.com, which quoted an unnamed studio executive as saying, “We’re going to do a conscientious 3-D job, because we’ve seen how it can better box office internationally.”
The unnamed source has also been quoted as saying, “Jim Cameron did all of ‘Titanic’s’ 3-D in post — and look how well that movie turned out.” The decision to convert the film and reshoot some of Tatum’s scenes is a risky one. While you’ll always have the fan boy base showing up at the theater, the general audience may lose interest by the time the film
“I think people really enjoy coming here,” she said. “People enjoy going to concerts outdoors in the summer and the Amphitheater is a great venue for that.”
The Toledo Zoo Amphitheater Concert Schedule for 2012 Sarah McLachlan — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 The Barenaked Ladies — 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 6 Santana — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11 Crosby, Stills and Nash — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 Train — 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 14 The Dukes of September — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 15 Fresh Beat Band — 6 p.m. Monday, August 30 Toledo Symphony concert band — 7:30 p.m. each Sunday, July 8 to August 12
is re-released. The biggest question is whether or not the film will make enough return at the box office to break even. With the conversion to 3-D and the remarketing of the film on top of production costs and prior marketing, we’re talking about a good investment in one film. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” is rescheduled to hit theaters March 29, 2013.
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