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Volume 91, Issue 23

Taskforce seeks input on future curriculum changes

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By Nate Martin Reporter

A favorite Undergraduate Student Government office feature recently returned from last year: a swear jar. The jar debuted last week at 25 cents a swear — more than five dollars have already been collected. “I was the first dollar — I got it started,” USG Internal Affairs Chair Derek Sword said with a laugh. “I’m not ashamed to admit that.” The swear jar is meant to be a positive addition to the USG office, USG Senator Alex Solis said. “We’re all college students here,” Solis said. “We consider [USG] to be a professional environment … The swear jar serves as a reminder for people to keep the professionalism.” The money collected is not kept by any of the mem-

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The taskforce in charge of modifying undergraduate education recently gathered comments and criticism and headed back to the drawing board. The result: a revamped model for the University’s proposed Connecting the Undergraduate Experience program. Connecting the Undergraduate Experience, called CUE, is the plan to revise the University’s general education curriculum for undergraduate students. Its development taskforce met Sept. 13 and unanimously approved forwarding a new proposal for changes to the provost’s office. Sue Houston, vice provost for

undergraduate education, presented the report at last week’s Faculty Senate meeting. “We’re looking to provide the best possible curriculum we can to help students be successful,” she said. “We do many great things at BGSU, but we can always strive to do better.” The CUE model emphasizes connecting general education courses through internships, out-of-classroom experiences and exposure to several academic disciplines, See CUE | Page 2

By Alissa Widman

Student government donates swear jar collections to charity

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College Republicans, Democrats push student voters to polls

Both organizations planned events to attract potential voters By Matthew Thacker Reporter

Republicans and Democrats may not agree on many issues, but one thing the two groups agree on is the importance of voting. Yesterday was the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November election. With that in mind, the College Republicans and College Democrats

have worked hard over the past few months to get students on campus registered. “The past month or two, the College Republicans have been holding voter registration stands in front of the Union,” said Chance Stoodt, vice president of College Republicans. At their registration stands, the group also offered free pocket con-

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University partners with Ohio University through $800,000 grant By Alex Alusheff Reporter

The University’s Center for Regional Development recently received an $800,000 economic research grant to help attract new businesses to the local area. The Center for Regional Development partnered with Ohio University for the project, and the funding will be split between the two universities over a five-year period. “For each year, we will have a defined scope of work for the proj-

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ect, but basically it’s to further our applied research activities in economic development,” said Mike Burns, assistant director of the Center for Regional Development. The grant will cover a number of things included in this current project, such as technical assistance, which can help businesses with their finances, said Michael Carrol, Center for Regional Development director. Another part of the project is developing an online labor, occupation and tool kit that will assist

The Center for Leadership is enrolling student leaders to promote integrity, respect and service for the betterment of the community | Page 7

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KAT MORAN, a Bowling Green resident, DJs for Rewired at Uptown/Downtown, which is hosted every Wednesday. See more photos and a story about Uptown theme nights on City, Page 3.

FORUM Students protest preacher

Columnist Matthew Thacker recalls watching University students peacefully give a preacher a piece of their mind outside of the Union on Friday | Page 4

SPORTS

Sports win games this weekend After a win against Miami, the volleyball team fell short against Western Michigan on Saturday, along with hockey, who also split their two opening games against the University of Connecticut | Page 8

PEOPLE ON THE STREET

As a professor, how would you punish cursing in class? MEREDITH HASSENRIK Junior, Business

“They should have to sing Ay Ziggy Zoomba in front of the class.” | Page 4

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Complainant reported a damaged hallway door within the 1000 block of Fairview Ave. 9:35 A.M.

Ryan G. Anderson, 20, of Perrysburg, was arrested on a Lake Township warrant and lodged in Wood County Justice Center. He was also cited for driving under suspension. 9:39 A.M.

Matthew Scott Bunker, 24, was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated within the 900 block of W. Wooster St. He was lodged in the Wood County Justice Center.

Complainant reported a package stolen that was delivered to his door within the 500 block of Clough St. The package contained a modified Xbox console with a transparent window, and it was valued at $202, with a $25 delivery charge.

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CUE From Page 1 Houston said. It’s more intentionally integrated than the current undergraduate curriculum. The Office of the Provost is seeking feedback concerning the proposal throughout the semester before it can be finalized. After gathering feedback, the CUE taskforce will draft a second proposal beginning January 2012, which will move through a formal approval process. “We’re inviting you to really do a critical evaluation and provide feedback on this model, which we hope will take place in a very thorough manner,” Houston said at the Senate meeting. “We can then start acting on it and moving forward.” CUE was initially slat-

ELECTION From Page 1 stitutions. “The College Republicans held a forum inviting local candidates to speak about themselves, as well as their challenges this fall,” Stoodt said. “Speakers included Crystal Thompson, candidate for City Council 3rd Ward, William Herald, candidate for At-Large Council, and Mark Hollenbaugh, candidate for 1st Ward Council.” Senior Daniel Gordon, College Democrats member and candidate for Bowling Green City Council for the 1st Ward, said College Democrats also set up registration tables at the Union. They have registered approximately 600 students in the past few months. “I have been visiting many student organizations, talking about the importance of registering and handing out registration forms,” Gordon said. “I and volunteers have been

underage under the influence of alcohol in City Lot 1. He kicked a driver’s side mirror off the casing of a vehicle and caused between $250 to $300 in damage.

11:06 P.M.

12:38 A.M.

An ambulance assistance was reported at Kreischer Batchelder.

Michelle Lee Herzig, 18, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, was cited for open container and underage possession of alcohol in City Lot 2; and Jennifer M. Tolles, 18, of Bowling Green, was cited for underage under the influence of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Cassandra Jordan Alis Mitchell, Hannah Marie Morrison, and Abby M. Pettit, all 18 and from Genoa, Ohio, were cited in City Lot 2. Mitchell and Pettit were cited for open container and underage possession of alcohol, and Morrison was cited for underage under the influence of alcohol.

A crisis intervention was reported at the Student Health Center. 5:44 P.M.

An animal problem was reported at the Wooster Street Center.

10:06 A.M.

A theft of less than $500 was reported at Falcon Heights.

Findlay Police at Meijer. He had given false information regarding shoplifting, and battery acid on the backseat of his car caused a child’s skin to peel.

Disorderly conduct was reported in Kohl Hall.

A student assistance was reported at Harshman Chapman.

6:34 P.M.

A bicycle with damaged tires was reported within the 100 block of State Ave.

12:13 A.M.

A drug violation was reported at Centennial Hall.

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Craig M. Fell, 25, of Findlay, was arrested for falsification, child endangerment and an active warrant from

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ed to begin this fall. After Undergraduate Council voted against the initial CUE proposal and administrators received negative feedback, the restructuring was delayed until fall 2013. Currently, there isn’t a “clear deadline in mind” for CUE’s implementation, Houston said. “We feel it’s time to stop talking and really move things into action soon,” she said. “But it’s certainly going to take time to develop a good program and proposal, so we need to balance that.” University President Mary Ellen Mazey expressed similar feelings at the Faculty Senate meeting. She cited administrative instability and turnovers in the provost’s office as reasons for past difficulties, but said that shouldn’t affect future impressions of moving CUE forward.

“From what I’ve seen and heard and having read the initial proposal, I know this has been a pretty cumbersome process,” Mazey said at the meeting. “I want the University to move beyond that. We need to create a program we can all be proud of, and now is the time to do it.” By implementing CUE, the University will take the current undergraduate academic experience one step further, said Neal Jesse, chair of the CUE development task force. But to perfect the program and best serve future students, the task force is hoping for engaged discussion about it throughout the semester, he said. “The [new proposal] encapsulates two years of work,” Jesse said. “It’s a good starting point, but we really want the rest of the University community to

visiting many classes and registering students as well.” The organization has passed out fliers and reached out to students on Facebook as well, Gordon said. Since the registration deadline has passed, the two organizations will now focus their efforts on getting newly registered voters — along with voters who were previously registered — out to voting booths Nov. 8. “We have events planned, including tailgating with the [University of Toledo] College Republicans for the homecoming game,” Stoodt said. “We’re also working on a few great events that were suggested by country GOP centers.” The College Democrats will be “launching a massive get-out-the-vote operation,” which will include “storming the campus with literature, holding discussions and public forums and educating students on how they can vote provisionally if they did not register before,” Gordon said. While Gordon and Stoodt

have differing opinions about the issues on the November ballot, they said they agree it is important for University students to get involved in the political process and let their voices be heard. “People think that just because you’re young you’re apathetic,” Gordon said. “We students need to show everyone that we care about these important issues and will take a stand. We need to get BGSU involved in BG.” Stoodt expressed similar feelings. “The issues in debate have a great importance on the future of our lives,” he said. “Issues now will ultimately shape the future, when we transition from school into the workforce. Therefore, it’s not only a responsibility but an opportunity to change things.” On Election Day students who live on campus can vote in the Union. Early voting can also be completed Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Wood County Courthouse.

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reported in University Lot 12. 2:11 A.M.

Jared Ross Welch, 21, of Jamestown, Ohio, was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia within the 200 block of N. Main St.

10:15 A.M.

Complainant reported his son’s credit card was used while he was incarcerated within the 1900 block of E. Gypsy Lane Road.

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Alexander J. Warren, 20, of Perrysburg, was arrested for obstructing official business, underage under the influence of alcohol and criminal trespass within the 800 block of Scott Hamilton Ave. He was transported to Wood County Justice Center.

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Complainant reported identity theft within the 600 block of Pine Valley Drive. 2:29 P.M.

Complainant reported a damaged driver’s side mirror and a missing mirror cover from a vehicle within the 2000 block of E. Napoleon Road. The front end was also damaged and about $500 total damage was caused.

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Ryan Joseph Marquard, 18, of Columbia Station, Ohio, was arrested for criminal trespass and underage under the influence of alcohol within the 200 block of N. Main St. He was lodged in the Wood County Justice Center. 1:17 A.M.

Ithran Dwayne Kanoyton, 22, of Bowling Green, was arrested on an active warrant within the 400 block of E. Napoleon Road and transported to Wood County Justice Center. 2:04 A.M.

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have a dialogue in it, with a focus on academic quality.” To foster discussion concerning undergraduate education, Houston and Provost Rodney Rogers will host an open discussion at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in 315 Union. Anyone is welcome to attend and provide feedback. A copy of the proposal and a form for submitting electronic feedback is available on the Office of the Provost section of the University’s website.

WANT TO GO? WHAT: Open discussion on undergraduate education reform WHO: Provost Rodney Rogers and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Sue Houston WHERE: 315 Union WHEN: Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.bgsu.edu/offices/provost

GRANT From Page 1 local economic development and professionals by providing them information on workforce and occupations, Burns said. This means if a computer science company wanted to relocate to the area, they could use this model as a way to see how many people in the area were qualified and had the skill set for the job, he said. “When you run a business, you care about finding the most qualified workers,” said economic geographer Xinyue Ye, who is also working on the project. If businesses have a map in front of them showing all the types of workers who live in this area, then it will be

3:21 A.M.

Complainant reported an unknown white male broke three small windows on a garage door within the 400 block of N. Main St. The damage was valued at $30. 3:33 A.M.

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Austin M. Butler, 19, of Pickerington, Ohio, was cited for underage under the influence within the 400 block of E. Wooster St.

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SWEAR From Page 1 bers, nor is it forcibly enforced. The money is donated to a charity, which has yet to be selected for this year, Sword said. “We ask that everyone hold themselves responsible,” he said. The swear jar resides in the president’s office. While no members could recall its date of origin, the jar has returned for at least three consecutive years, they said. “We’re trying to make something negative into something positive,” USG President Emily Ancinec said. Its money has never totaled hundreds of dollars, but a little bit

of change here and there and never hurts, Sword said. When asked about how much goes into the swear jar on average, Solis said with a laugh, “It varies.” Though no actual numbers were released, there was a significant donation to last year’s Dance Marathon, a charity event hosted by the University for Mercy Children’s Hospital in Toledo, he said. Dance Marathon collected more than $215,000 in 2010. “Even if it’s a small amount, we’re still making an impact somewhere,” Ancinec said. A resolution will be passed in the USG Senate to determine where the funds will be donated this year, Ancinec said.

a lot more helpful for them in making those decisions, Ye said. Universities try to produce students qualified to work in society, but the problem is most graduates end up moving out of state because there are no jobs, Ye said. “We cannot keep graduate students from staying in Ohio if the firms are not in Ohio and by mapping out the region and the work force,” Ye said. “It can present opportunities for both businesses and students.” The University’s role in the project is researching, while Ohio University’s role in the partnership is more technical assistance focused, Burns said. “They do entrepreneurial training, workshops and direct assistance with entrepreneurs,” he said. “It’s

a pretty good combination between the two centers.” The Center for Regional Development has five years to develop the project before the grant becomes competitive again. “Nothing like this program currently exists,” Carrol said. The Center for Regional Development applied for the competitive grant in June as part of the University Center Program, which is one of eight in the region, covering an eight-state area. The grant was appropriated by the U.S. Department of Commerce specifically for universities. The program started Sept. 1, but research won’t begin until the program is fully processed by the Sponsored Program and Research Office in University Hall.

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Crowd dances to themed atmosphere By Erin Cox Reporter

Weekends guarantee a crowd at the bars downtown, but during the week some bars must get a little creative to draw in guests. Upt o w n /D o w nt o w n’s 10-year tradition is hosting theme nights every day of the week. Monday nights bring back the ‘80s, Tuesday nights center on a drag show, Wednesday’s “Rewired” theme has a gothic feel and Thursday’s “Ink’d” encompasses tech and electro music. “The themes just give different reasons for people to go out during the week,” said

Uptown general manager Eric Pelham. Weekends have a similar feel at all the bars — where the top 40 hits make up most of the playlists — but Uptown gives people who want a different vibe a place to go during the week, he said. “It’s more of a laid-back atmosphere and you run into different people who you wouldn’t normally see on the weekends,” Pelham said. People who want a certain kind of music and crowd can find a night that fits them in Uptown’s weeknight themes, Pelham said. The themes for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have lasted more than 10 years, and Ink’d just started

last school year, he said. “We’ve had different theme nights throughout the years just as a result of different DJs and owners,” Pelham said. Throughout the past 10 years, however, bartender Kristen Medves said she has noticed Tuesday nights have consistently brought in the biggest crowd. “Tuesday nights bring a lot of people from Detroit and Toledo and other areas outside of BG,” Medves said. “It’s always the busiest night and people come because it’s usually a good time, good music, good staff, good dance floor and drink specials.” Tuesday nights, however, aren’t the only nights that bring

in a crowd from out of town. Brandon Jacobs of Luckey, Ohio, visits Uptown on Wednesday nights at least twice a month. “It’s just something fun to do,” Jacobs said. “The fact that it’s different makes it stand out for me.” While not all the bars uptown open their doors every weeknight, Uptown has continued to have success with the help of their theme nights, Pelham said. “Even if people are not interested in the theme, Uptown is the busiest place uptown throughout the weekdays,” Pelham said. “People will end up coming here just because that’s where the most people are.”

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LEFT: Karie Lefler takes over the dance floor at Uptown for Rewired, which is hosted every Wednesday night. RIGHT: One of the many people who attend Rewired enjoys the dance floor. Rewired features local DJs and industrial, gothic, and electro music genres. BOTTOM RIGHT: Greg Gumban, a Rossford resident, has been attending Rewired for 10 years. “Not much to do other than work a job,” he said.

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“We students need to show everyone that we care about these important issues and will take a stand. We need to get BGSU involved in BG.” — Senior Daniel Gordon on students voting in the city [see story, pg. 1]. Wednesday, October 12 & Thursday, October 13, 2011

PEOPLE ON THE STREET “I wouldn’t be that upset; it’s college.” BECCA HAGEN, Freshman, Undecided

A BAD WEEK

As a professor, how would you punish cursing in class?

“They would have to translate Immaneul Kant.”

“They would have to write a paper on why cussing is bad.”

“As long as it’s not the ‘f-word,’ I wouldn’t care.”

ANDREW REED, Senior, History

ASHLEY THOMAS, Freshman, Psychology

CRAIG OBROCK, Senior, Applied Health Science

In 1961, the FDA first approved the marketing of birth control pills in the United States. Much controversy, both scientific and ethical, has ensued. Several years later, a paper appeared dealing with, among other things, the ethical problems associated with the pill. For reference purposes, the paper’s title is “Humanae Vitae.” The author is Pope Paul VI. The year was 1968. The essay predicted that one of the greatest impacts of artificial contraception would be with regards to the attitudes of men. Some would see themselves freed from any responsibility of parenthood when their partner took the pill. It would become a sexual free-for-all. The prediction was that men might see their partners as a sort of sexual plaything and would be unconcerned about their partner’s need for love and

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There is a fine line between polite, rude I lack social grace. I’m never quite sure what is expected of me or why it is expected. The simplest social concepts confuse and bewilder me, and I tend to find myself either in the most awkward of situations or appearing rude for not going through the extra effort to embarrass myself. For example, while purchasing my lunch in the Falcon’s Nest, I enjoy conversing with such lovable cashiers as Marge. No problems here, right? Wrong. More worries

than you can imagine stampede through my brain. I worry about having the same conversation that she must have with just about everybody, and therefore not contributing anything positive to her day. I fear that we might actually have something interesting to say and I will hold up the line or have to awkwardly stand off to the side while we finish talking. I also dread the bizarre silence that follows a rushed greeting that doesn’t welcome any more conversation. As ridiculous as it may seem, this kind of thinking takes up a lot of my time. I feel forced to participate in certain social situations that

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emotional support. Coincidentally with the advent of the pill, and in some ways because of it, was the rise of the feminist movement. Ethically speaking, a perfect storm arose when some women mistakenly perceived equality with men as an excuse to act like men. We are now experiencing the rise of sexually “liberated” women who believe that they can move from bed to bed on a whim. Some might possibly believe in “serial monogamy,” another way of stating that the frequency of changing partners slows down somewhat. In addition, we’re also witnessing such self-contradictory movements as “feminist porn.” Another consequence addressed by the paper was the separation of sex from the possibility of conception. People are free to engage in sex for personal pleasure divorced from any consequences. The essay foresaw an increase in both selfishness on the part of men and women and in marital infidelity. There must be more than

a few women conflicted over reconciling their natural sexual desires with the problems of dealing with some men, many of whom are only interested in the answer to one question: are you on the pill? Or more recently: do you have condoms? When questions such as these are asked, it can be a sign that the inquirer is only interested in one of the consequences of sex, i.e., the possibility of conception. Ignored are other consequences, such as the feelings of love, intimacy and permanency of the relationship that should accompany sex. And these feelings are valid and necessary for both men and women. The advent of the pill and other contraceptive aids has been problematic. Not only has it brought forth a full range of conflicting emotions on the part of both men and women, but it has also created much confusion because of the rise of relativism, the outlook that will admit of no objective truth — no universal standard of right and wrong.

There were some effects of the pill that the essay could not foretell: the pollution of waterways due to the high estrogen levels secreted by those taking the pill and the resultant effects on fish reproduction, as well as a backlash against the pill in the early ‘70s after reports linking it to breast cancer. The formulation of the pill has changed over the years after reports of blood clots and other ailments. Nonetheless, the paper correctly foretold a number of negative outcomes arising from the general use of artificial birth control. The issues — and the paper — remain controversial to this day. But the events predicted can’t be denied, wished away or trivialized. Along with sexual liberation, artificial conception has brought out some of the worst human traits: selfishness, lack of responsibility and the delinkage of consequences with causes.

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Students protest Labels needed for preacher, utilize rights modified food MATTHEW THACKER COLUMNIST

Last Friday I was drawn to the front of the Union by the sound of shouting. I was hoping maybe it was a spontaneous rally in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but soon found that it was a gentleman preaching. I had previously heard that there is a man who sometimes does this on campus, but I had never been around when he was there. Unsure whether this was the same man I’d heard about, I was nevertheless curious to see what he was saying. I walked up within 15 feet of the man and quickly realized that more was going on here than just a man preaching. There were quite a few students standing around

the man and several of them held picket signs. One read “Stop Shouting!” Another read “God Loves Fags” — a reference to the homophobic signs used by the Westboro Baptist Church in its protests of military funerals. When I walked up, a campus police officer was asking the students gathered around to not argue with the man clutching a Bible in his left hand. “Why not? He has an opinion and so do we,” answered one student. “We all have a right to speak,” said another. The officer calmed the students down a little bit before leaving, but once he was gone the arguing continued. One guy who stood about five feet away from the preacher would yell out a response to anything the preacher said. It was like a point/counterpoint routine.

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MARK HUNTRE HUNTRESS COLUMNIST

Oct. 16 was proclaimed World Food Day in order to spread awareness of food issues and to increase action to alleviate hunger. This year some organizations are using the day as an opportunity to voice their concerns about genetically engineered (GE) food and to push for labeling requirements to indicate which products have been made with GE ingredients. Recently I was telling a chemistry student how it is possible to insert genes from one organism into another, and how it is possible to apply this technology to make GE crop varieties that are easy to cultivate or transport. He was skeptical and asked, “So why aren’t they

doing it?” to which I replied, “They are, and you eat products made with these crops all the time.” Most people, like this student, have been unknowingly purchasing GE food for years because they have never read a label that informed them about the nature of the crops being used in the production of those products. The majority of corn and soy are genetically engineered, and since derivatives of these crops find their way into so many food products, 70 percent of processed food now contain ingredients from GE crops. A common GE approach is to insert a gene into a crop that gives it resistance to the herbicide glyphosate, sold as “Round Up.” The entire field can then be blanketed with the herbicide, leaving no plants other

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HUNTRESS From Page 5 than the crop alive. GE techniques are shaping modern agriculture, but the concerns about them are many and serious, ranging from their effects on surrounding ecosystems, to a narrowing of the diversity of crop species, to the increasing dependence of farmers on certain companies to provide seeds and agricultural inputs, to health effects on those who consume products made from GE foods. The scientific studies cited in the approval of the use of GE crops have only been over short time scales. Other studies have suggested that GE foods can cause pre-metabolic syndrome and pancreas and liver damage in lab animals or increase allergic reactions in humans. A concern that has been vocalized since at least a decade ago, and which is presently materializing as a significant problem, is the development of resistance to glyphosate in weeds, either by gene transfer between species or by rapid evolutionary adaptation. It is now necessary for many farmers to hire manual laborers to use hoes to hack out resistant pigweed or giant ragweed. Since glyphosate resistance in weeds has pushed back the progress of agricultural methods by decades, the next step for biotech companies will be to program resistance to multiple herbicides and apply both herbicides at once. For those who were already worried about the increased use of glyphosate on GE compared to traditional crops,

this new plan seems like a triple whammy because there would be two herbicides being applied; they would both be more toxic than glyphosate and they would both linger longer. It has been claimed that it is necessary to use genetic engineering to feed the expanding human population, but these claims are being challenged. When current GE methods work as planned, they only make it possible to grow the crop with less effort, not to grow more of it. The simple and logical response to the numerous concerns about GE food, some of which were not introduced here, is to refrain from purchasing foods made with GE ingredients. Unfortunately, unless everything you buy is organic, it is currently impossible to avoid GE foods because there is no requirement to label them as such. Regardless of the validity of the concerns raised against GE foods and regardless of where the balance falls between the benefits and the drawbacks of genetic engineering, the public needs to be able to make informed choices about the foods they eat and the practices that they support with their food dollars. If you want to know which of your groceries are made with GE ingredients, you can either call the manufacturer of each and every product in your bags, or you can make one phone call to your congressperson to request legislation that mandates truth in labeling.

GREEN From Page 5 I would rather avoid (not that I would ever want to avoid Marge, but rather awkward small-talk in general.) Unfortunately, however, society labels me as rude or lazy if I attempt to evade these tiresome situations. Two weeks ago, Tara Keller wrote an interesting piece about dwindling manners: people not holding doors open, not picking up dropped items, not thanking cashiers. I became curious why we expect these so-called manners from one another, so I conducted a very scientific and reliable sociological Facebook survey. The results: 68 percent of the 50 people surveyed claim they hold doors open for strangers because “it’s just

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This was the first time that I had ever heard of anyone protesting a street preacher; it was the first time I have ever heard of anyone trying to provide a rebuttal to one as well. The students, for the most part, were not protesting out of anger or hate for the preacher, or religion as a whole. It seemed to me that they just wanted the preacher to engage with them in a debate (a rather heated one at times), rather than yelling his version of the “truth” at them. One student asked the preacher if people of the Muslim Faith are doomed to

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the courteous thing to do.” However, nobody chose the option “it’s socially expected of me to do,” even though common courtesy is a social expectation. Sixteen percent follow the golden rule and participate in this act because they like when a door is held for them, and two guys added the option “I’m a gentleman.” Only one person admitted that he typically doesn’t hold doors open for strangers. Nobody picked the answer “I don’t want to seem like a jerk.” These results are as I expected: everyone is concerned with being courteous and polite. What I have noticed through observation, however, is that people seem overly troubled with these concepts. Even walking in a group of friends, I receive

go to hell for simply having never heard the gospels. The preacher seemed taken aback for just a second. Then he answered, telling the student that his problem with Muslims is that they deny the historical event of Christ’s crucifixion. The student then asked the preacher, “Why does it matter how Christ died? Isn’t it what he lived and died for that is important?” With this question the preacher was stunned. The oddest thing about this protest was that the protesters didn’t seem to be particularly rude or unruly. They weren’t saying things that I would consider as antiChristian or anti-God. The students seemed to be upset

an apology if our shoulders bump. The other day, a friend apologized again and again for the actions (spitting, drooling, crying) of her 1-year old daughter. Is it wrong to be annoyed more by the apology than by the action? People bump into each other. Babies do strange, gross baby things. These actions don’t require apologies. People aren’t nearly as fragile and as in urgent a need for confessed contrition as we somehow think they are. I wonder why common courtesy is so important. Many things we consider to be “just the courteous thing to do” started with actual reasons for doing them. Take, for example, saying bless you after someone sneezes. We all know the origin of that one, but what about the door

scenario? Has that expectation been around as long as the first door has? How do we develop our ideas of what is rude or polite? I’m sure someone has these answers, but I sure don’t. The only thing I’m certain of is that my ideas of courtesy don’t seem to match up with those of everyone else. Don’t misunderstand me, though. I’m not advocating a complete and total annihilation of courtesy. I just believe that there is a fine line somewhere out there between the polite and the slightly irritating, and the awkwardness that ensues from the uncertainty of the line’s location is something we all just have to live with.

about the “hellfire and brimstone” tone the preacher was taking, but not necessarily about the fact that he was there saying these things. One student went up to the preacher and told him, “My God is a God of love, not a God of hate.” The preacher replied to the student by telling him that a God of only love was not real and that only the God of the Holy Bible was real. The student, needless to say, was not happy with that answer, and after giving the preacher a piece of his mind, he (rather angrily) walked off toward the Education Building with his friends. I feel like what happened in front of the Union that day was a really cool thing to see;

students were being passionate but respectful. They were expressing their frustration for a message (and a messenger) that they are obviously tired of hearing. I support the preacher’s First Amendment rights to express his views in a public forum, but I also support the rights of those students to answer him in the form of a peaceful protest. That is what living in a free country should be all about: the free exchange of ideas and opinions that allow people to hear all sides of the issue and then decide for themselves who is right or wrong.

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Campus Activities: USG Message from the candidate: “I would make a good Homecoming King because I represent the core of Bowling Green State University. I have worked to better my academic program through the founding of the first secondary education association on any college campus in the state of Ohio. I am a passionate student, teacher and friend to many.”

Campus Activities: President of the University Activities Organization, 2011 Sibs n’ Kids coordinator, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity Message from the candidate: “Through exemplifying BGSU spirit, history and traditions, I want to show others that being a Falcon forever is truly an honor that we carry with us for the rest of our lives.”

Shawn Gilbert Architecture and Environmental Design

Jennifer Damschroder AYA Integrated Mathematics Education

Campus Activities: President’s Leadership Academy, Homecoming Student Steering Committee, Tour Guide, yourFellowFalcon Message from the candidate: “I would like to thank every student, staff and faculty member at Bowling Green State University for giving me the opportunity to represent them as a member of BGSU Homecoming Court 2011.”

Campus Activities: President’s Leadership Academy, former programming chair and vice president of the Coalition of Servant Leaders, DGR for Dance Marathon, Peer Facilitator Message from the candidate: “I have been recognized for my involvement and influence on student life as well as my community service, and would love the opportunity to represent BGSU on the 2011 Homecoming Court.”

Douglas Krysiak Biology

Nicole Krueger Middle Childhood Education

Campus Activities: Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Dance Marathon, Freddie Falcon 2010-2011 Message from the candidate: “I am very honored to be nominated as one of your 2011 Homecoming Court members. Giving back to the University as Freddie Falcon was a high point in my time here. I deeply love BGSU and Bowling Green, and my pride for our school has only grown as the years go by. Go Falcons!”

Kyle Perna Marketing Campus Activities: Civic Action Leader, President of Civic Action Now, American Marketing Association, Office of ServiceLearning Message from the candidate: “I am proud to say that I will forever be a Falcon and I want to make BGSU proud of me in my future opportunities.”

Larry Serfozo Campus Activities: Phi Delta Theta, President of the Interfraternity Council, 2010 orientation leader, Division of Student Affairs Message from the candidate: “I would like to take just a minute to tell you about my experience at BGSU ... The personal and professional growth I have been able to have cannot even begin to be put into words, and it is thanks to each and every one of you.”

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Campus Activities: Sidney A. Ribeau President’s Leadership Academy scholar (2007 Cohort), Dance Marathon, Resident Adviser in Kreischer and Kohl Hall, member of the Coalition of Servant Leaders, 2010-2011 Frieda Falcon Message from the candidate: “If I were to be chosen as Queen, I know I [would] continue to be a role model for those who I have interacted with and those who I have not yet met.”

Margaret Long Campus Activities: Tour Guide Program, the Alumni Laureate Scholars, Student Alumni Connection Message from the candidate: “I have developed a passion for BGSU. This is a passion that runs deep in the core spirit of our University and is shared by each new student to the original graduates of the class of 1914. I want to thank everyone who is part of our BGSU community.”

Marty Seese Architecture Campus Activities: Kappa Delta Sorority, Vice President of the Mortar Board National Honor Society, Order of Omega Message from the candidate: “I love BGSU and everything it has to offer. I will always represent BGSU with a smile on my face. I feel I would be a great Homecoming Queen to every student in BGSU and embody the spirit, logos and colors of BGSU! Roll Along!”

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Program teaches leadership skills to students By Tasneem Almuhanna Reporter

The Center for Leadership is a department at the University that teaches students to achieve leadership abilities through specialists, teachers and community leaders. The organization includes workshops, classes and specific programs that help students develop a leadership quality, said Julie Ann Snyder, associate dean of students and director of Center for Leadership. With such activities, students also learn how to create a successful team that achieves their goals, engages others and settles conflicts, she said. Students can also learn different networking skills necessary for the future. Having a particular major does not determine whether students can benefit from the Center for Leadership. Whether they plan to be a music teacher or a biologist, the organization helps students gain

intellectual skills and personal and social responsibility, Snyder said. The Center for Leadership also encourages enhancing leadership skills and earning the BGSU Leadership Certificate, which is a program that recognizes student leadership education at the University. By obtaining the Leadership Certificate, students gain leadership skills that are also beneficial for most classes, student organizations and future employers, Snyder said. In order to be included in the program students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. To obtain the certificate students must join on-campus leadership workshops, attend mentor meetings, do community service and be involved in the University’s projects and events, Snyder said. It typically takes three to four years to complete the program because students need to complete 100 hours of requirements. “There were four students who

“I think this [in] particular is really beneficial for all students.” Kimberly Miles | Senior received the certificate last year and we currently have around 115 students enrolled this year,” Snyder said. The Center for Leadership also includes other programs such as the Leadership Academy, which is a one-day conference at the University in February, she said. The conference starts with a keynote speaker, and then students will branch out into smaller groups headed by leadership experts. Students will then learn leadership values, obtain important skills for success and gain successful strategies to become stronger leaders, Snyder said. Senior Logan Wilks said he

thinks the Leadership Academy is a great way for students to quickly learn such important skills from such experts. “As a senior, I don’t really have time to join a program with my busy schedule and complete the number of hours for the certificate, but I think this one-day conference is convenient for all students,” Wilks said. The LeaderShape Institute, another program of Center for Leadership, is an intense six-day program designed to encourage students to lead with integrity. The institute helps students to enrich relationships, act with ethical values, respect others’ contributions and much more. The program also includes classroom activities to help enrich such qualities. High school seniors can also apply for the four-year President Leadership Academy scholarship through the Center for Leadership. To apply for the scholarship, students must be accepted to the

University prior to a Dec. 1 deadline, complete the Sidney A. Ribeau President Leadership Academy application, complete an essay on a leadership topic and have demonstrated a leadership role in high school or the community. Applicants must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, be interviewed for the scholarship, and have successfully completed a summer program. Senior Kimberly Miles said she thinks this is a great way for students to get a free education from the University, as well as gain essential leadership skills. “There are definitely other scholarship programs offered at the University, but I think this [in] particular is really beneficial for all students because they get to learn skills that are not taught in regular courses,” Miles said. “Having the ability to lead a team or an organization is really beneficial for one’s future.”

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Wednesday, Oct. 12 Homecoming Kickoff Lenhart Grand Ballroom 7-10 p.m. Homecoming Student Steering presents Homecoming Kickoff 2011! Why not start off Homecoming 2011 by jumping onto a Velcro wall or riding the bull? Come for free food, games, inflatables, giveaways and prizes.

Thursday, Oct. 13 Spirit Fingers 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Union Tables Do you have BG spirit, and are you going to the Homecoming game? If so, come decorate a BG foam finger to show your BGSU spirit. Sponsored by University Activities Organization. “Don’t Stop” Contests Falcon’s Nest 12-1 p.m. Join the Homecoming Student Steering Committee for outrageous contests and fantastic prizes. “Don’t stop” hopping on one leg, whistling, balancing a football with a partner, doing Ay Ziggy Zoomba, or any other fun ways to show your BGSU spirit! You can win an Amazon Kindle or one of many other great prizes from local businesses. Falcon Football Fiesta Alumni Mall (Basketball Courts between Harshman & Kreischer) (Rain Location: Union Ballroom) 5-8 p.m. Join Freddie, Frieda and SicSic at this BGSU Bash with live music, games and prizes! Grab a walking taco and some orange and brown gear as we prepare for the biggest game of the year! Sponsored by University Activities Organization. It’s a Falcon Party! Black Swamp Pub 7-10 p.m. Homecoming Student Steering presents Falcon Trivia 2011. Come to the pub for games, trivia and falcon-tastic prizes, including a $50 gift certificate to the BGSU Bookstore!

School of Human Movement, Sport and Leisure Studies Annual Homecoming Symposium 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Gertrude M. Eppler Complex Features alumni of the College of Education and Human Development’s HMSLS programs. Residence Hall Homecoming Window Splash Competition Judging Judges will critique and select the most outstanding residence hall window splash. Spirit Fingers 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Union Tables Do you have BG spirit, and are you going to the Homecoming game? If so come decorate a BG foam finger to show your BGSU spirit. Sponsored by University Activities Organization.

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Falcon volleyball, hockey go 1-1 in weekend matchups, winning their first, but coming up short in the end By Nick Marlow Reporter

After a historic 12-0 start to their season, MidAmerican Conference play has turned into a series of peaks and valleys for the 16-3 (3-3) Falcons after they split games with a win over Miami University Thursday, and then lost to Western Michigan Saturday. Following its first loss of the season to Ohio University on Sept. 23 the team appeared to be back on track, winning three straight matches — two against MAC opponents — in nine sets before a disheartening five-set loss to Buffalo two Saturdays ago. Part of the team’s recent roller coaster ride has come as a result of inconsistent hitting from the Falcons, but it is also due to the fact that the conference is very good this year. The 12 teams in the MAC are 90-46 against non-conference opponents. “The MAC is a great conference,” said Coach Denise Van De Walle. “You have to bring your ‘A’ game every night or you will get

beat. That’s a fact. But I’d rather be challenged than not. We have to play at a high level day in and day out in this conference.” Unfortunately for the Falcons, this was not the case against Miami and Western Michigan. The Falcons came out dull in both matches last week, dropping two of the first three sets against each opponent while hitting .119. The difference between the two contests is the way the fourth sets played out. Against Miami, the Falcons were able to keep up with the solid hitting of the RedHawks and out-notch them 25-22 to force a fifth set. But in the Western match, BG’s .333 hitting was undermined by a .455 effort from the Broncos — who closed out the match with a 25-19 fourth-set win. The “Pink Out” — an idea created by the team — at the Stroh during Thursday’s match was a success, with most of the 564 fans

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The Falcons scored early and held on late in the third period to beat the University of Connecticut 2-1 Friday night in the season opener. The first goal of the BG hockey season was scored by a freshman playing in his first career game. Ryan Carpenter scored on a power-play goal assisted by Cam Wojtala with 16:31 left in the first period. A little later in the first period Bryce Williamson received a pass from Carpenter and put the puck in the back of the net to score their second power-play goal. BG outshot UConn in the first period 12-3, leading 2-0 in the end of the first period. UConn didn’t stay quiet for long into the second period when Brant Harris scored on a powerplay to cut the Falcon’s lead to 2-1 with 16:15 left in the period. UConn came out with a vengeance in the second period and started to attack the net. BG goaltender Andrew Hammond, however,

was up to the challenge. The turning point in the second period was when the Falcons had two penalties in a row, creating a 5-on-3 advantage for UConn. Hammond made a huge save moving from side to side in the net deflecting a wrist shot that looked like it went past him. “It was big to get through the 5-on-3 in the second period,” Hammond said. “I just want to keep building through this year and hopefully my best hockey is still ahead of me.” BG held on by playing good defense in the third period and still attacked the UConn net to try to put the game away. Neither team could put another puck in the net and Hammond made the necessary saves to win the game, as the Falcons beat the Huskies in the opener 2-1. Coach Chris Bergeron said he was pleased with how the team played on opening night. “We played a good game and at times a

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Falcons falter in loss against Western Michigan By Ryan Satkowiak Sports Editor

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For the second straight week, the Falcons were burned on the ground by a primarily pass-first team. Western Michigan, which entered the game as one of the worst running teams in the nation, racked up 351 yards on the ground in a 45-21 win over BG. Two players eclipsed 100 yards for the Broncos, led by 112 yards on only tencarries by running back Tevin Drake. Quarterback Alex Carder also topped the century mark, rushing for 107 yards on 13 carries. Carder also threw for 212 and three touchdowns. “Our inability to stop the run is not good,” head coach Dave Clawson said. “For four weeks we’ve played well defensively, then the last two weeks we’ve faced two really good offenses, and we have not responded to the challenge anywhere to the level that we need to.” With the two teams trading touchdowns in the first half, momentum turned late in the second quarter with Western Michigan coming up with a

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big defensive stop. Trailing 21-14, BG drove the ball down the Western’s 18-yard line, where the Falcons turned the ball over on downs after a failed quarterback sneak on fourth and short. Carder then led the Broncos down the field in just under three minutes to take a 14-point halftime lead. “You look at that fourth down, that was a 14-point swing right there,” Clawson said. “It’s six inches; you’re banking on the fact that you’ll be going over your best offensive lineman in Ben Bojicic and you can get six inches.” Quarterback Matt Schilz had a decent game rebound from last week’s performance against West Virginia as he completed 15-of-25 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown. He did not turn the ball over. However, he, like the rest of the offense, could not get anything going early in the second half, when the Broncos put the game out of reach. “It was tough to get something going,” Schilz said. “We have to be able to hang with these teams that put up points; we should’ve put up at least 35 and we

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didn’t do that today.” Eugene Cooper — back in the lineup after missing last week with an NCAA paperwork issue — and Kamar Jorden had strong games catching the ball for the Falcons. Cooper caught nine passes for 72 yards, while Jorden hauled in four for 103, including a 57-yard touchdown catch early in the first quarter. However, they were outdone by Western’s Jordan White, who entered the game tied for first in the nation with 55 receptions. He caught 12 passes for 156 yards and two scores in the game. In total, the Broncos racked up 578 yards and 31 first downs. “We just missed tackles, and we need to limit that as much as we can,” said defensive tackle Chris Jones, who had six tackles, including one for a loss in the game. “When you have someone stopped and you see them break free it’s really frustrating, and it tires out the defense even more.” Now sitting at 3-3 (1-1 Mid-American Conference) the Falcons will have to rebound against a Toledo team that has looked strong the last two weeks after a 1-3 start.

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For the Falcons, captains were picked before each game based on the prior week’s performance; now both Ben Bojicic and Chris Jones have been selected captains for the remainder of the season.

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SAM POLZIN, BG wing, breaks past an Air Force defender on his way to a second half try. By Max Householder Reporter

The BG rugby club improved to 6-0 on the season with a 40-27 victory over a stingy Air Force squad. For the second straight week it took the Falcons until after half time to really get into their game. The half time score was 11-6 in favor of BG, although the Falcons controlled play for much of the half. “We really had a dominant first half, but we were unable to take advantage of the field position we had,� coach Tony Mazzarella said. One likely factor in the

SPLIT From Page 8 in attendance decked out in pink to increase breast cancer awareness. “It was fun to see all the fans in pink,� Van De Walle said. “I loved that our marketing department gave out free pink shirts to the fans.� BG rewarded its supporters with the 26-28, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 15-9 win. The victory lifted the Falcons into a tie for second with the RedHawks in the eastern division. Due to a Miami loss to Northern Illinois on Saturday, the teams remain tied for second place at 3-3 in MAC play. In a must-win fourth set, Van De Walle called a timeout after a kill from RedHawks outside hitter Amy Raseman brought the score to 23-22. Immediately following the

“Mike is a great link between the forwards and the backs, which is what you want to have in a No. 8 � Tony Mazzarella | Head Coach slow start could have been the irregular 10 a.m. start time, which resulted in a wet field from the morning dew. “Honestly, I think a big part of it was the condition of the field and ball,� scrum half Ben Marshall said. “We went out there to warm up and our socks and boots got soaked, so naturally the ball was very wet

timeout, the Falcons outside hitting duo, Danielle Tonyan and Paige Penrod, used backto-back kills to close out the set. Both Tonyan and Penrod posted a match-high 20 kills, with Tonyan’s coming on .308 hitting. With all of its kinks from the first three sets worked out, BG thrashed the RedHawks 15-9 in the fifth set on .556 hitting and a 100 percent side-out percentage — meaning the Falcons did not allow Miami to score on its serve once. “We were on fire in the fifth set,� Van De Walle said. “We finally got our hitters going. Paige came alive in the fourth and fifth sets and really sparked the offense.� In the deciding set, Tonyan led the Falcons with five kills, Lindsey Butterfieldwiththree,andPenrod with two on two attempts. It was a good team win for the Falcons despite being out-

too which resulted in a lot of drops.� BG eight man Mike Zeigler continues to impress as he added another two tries to his team-leading total of nine on the year. The key to his success has been his ability to do many things on the rugby field. “Mike is a great link between the forwards and the backs, which is what

blocked by the RedHawks 10 to 5. Middle Kari Galen had eight kills during the match at a .333 clip and led the team with three blocks. Setter Laura Avila posted matchhighs of 45 assists and three aces, while her counterpart Erica Fullenkamp earned a double-double on 13 digs and 12 sets. Libero Ashley Dunn led the team with 26 digs. Saturday’s match against Western was a different story, resulting in a 16-25, 9-25, 25-22, 19-35 let down. Western came out of the gate like a ball out of a cannon. In the first set, the Broncos dominated BG with 16 kills on .343 hitting, three blocks and two serving aces. In the second, Western hit .700 on 14 kills and no errors, adding another two blocks and two serving aces. The Broncos out-marked the Falcons in all statistical categories during the first two sets.

you want to have in a No. 8,� Mazzarella said. “He has good speed, can make long passes, and is a good defender.� In Saturday’s game, Zeigler scored on a long try of 60 meters and off one at the goal line. Also scoring tries for the Falcons were prop Steve Fritsch, wing Sam Polzin, lock Mike Treon and fullback Matt Marquette. Ben Marshall tacked on two penalty kicks and a conversion kick. BG returns to action next Saturday against a struggling 1-2 Ohio State team. The game is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. at Ohio State.

BG would regain its composure in the third, outhitting the Broncos .286 to .128. Western committed eight attacking errors to BG’s four. The Broncos came back from a 4-10 deficit with a 7-2 run that put the score at 11-12, but BG would use a late 4-0 run — on three Western attack errors and a kill from BG middle Emily Kauth — to take the third set 25-22. Kauth led the team in hitting with a .286 clip on seven kills. However, Western would rebound from its poor hitting in the third set and outhit the Falcons by .122 in the fourth to take the set by a comfortable 25-19 margin. In its last three matches, BG has been out-blocked by its opponents 29-12. “We are working hard on our blocking,� said the coach in response to the team’s recent efforts. “It’s a tough skill to teach and master.�

BG falls flat after win over Eastern By Alex Krempasky Reporter

The Falcons went into the Fall Break weekend with winning on their mind. On Friday they hosted Eastern Michigan at Cochrane Soccer Stadium and traveled to Central Michigan University on Sunday to take on the Chippewas. BG fought hard against Eastern Michigan and came away with the victory in a 2-1 overtime thriller. Senior Alyssa Zuccaro scored her fifth goal of the season to tie the game up at one in the 59th minute with assists by Ivi Casagrande and Sarah Vonderbrink. Freshman Sidney Huth came off the bench and scored an unassisted goal in the 91st minute to give the Falcons the victory in overtime. This was Huth’s first career collegiate goal. The game put BG’s record at 5-9 and kept Eastern winless at 0-10-2.

Alyssa Zuccaro Scored fifth goal on the season to tie agaisnt Eagles The Falcons’ trip to Mount Pleasant was not as successful as their game against the Eagles. BG fell 2-1 against the strong Central Michigan squad, who boosted their record to 10-1-3 with the victory against the Falcons. The lone BG goal was scored by freshman Kenzie Schlemitz in the 72nd minute and was assisted by senior Megan Amann. The Falcons are heading on their last weekend road trip this weekend with matches against the 5-5-2 Akron Zips on Friday and the 6-7-1 Ohio Bobcats on Sunday. The next home matches for the Falcons will be on Oct. 21 and 23, when the Falcons take on the Western Michigan Broncos and the Northern Illinois Huskies.

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After playing very well against Ohio State on Wednesday the Falcons headed to Buffalo on Sunday. After their loss to Ohio State the Falcons still came out with much to be happy about, said head coach Eric Nichols. The Falcons went into Buffalo with a lot of confidence, but their confidence did not help, as they lost 5-0. With the win, Buffalo improved to 7-5-1 overall and 2-0-0 in MAC play. BG dropped to 7-4-1 and 1-1-0 in MAC play. The game was tied 0-0 until about the 55th minute, when Buffalo midfield Patrick Ryan sent a through ball to forward Maksym Kowal for a breakaway goal

HOCKEY From Page 8 really good game,” Bergeron said. “We have to work on the penalties. That is just a discipline thing we will work on.” In game two of the weekend series with UConn, the Falcons looked like a completely different team in a 5-4 shootout loss. UConn came out on fire and scored in just 1:20 into the first period when captain Sean Ambrosie scored a power-play goal. It was a familiar sight later in the first period with another power-play goal by Brant Harris, making it 2-0 at the end of the first period. BG came out of the second period with a new attitude and got back in the game.

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from approximately 15 yards out. That only started Buffalo’s offensive explosion in the second half. About 15 mintues later at the 71 minute mark, Buffalo forward Joey Merlo put in a goal to push the score to 2-0. Buffalo scored three more goals in just over 13, minutes to kill the Falcons hopes of coming back in the game. “I don’t think the final score is indicative of how the game went,” Nichols said. “We actually had some good possession, and defended pretty well for the majority of the game.” The Falcons ended the game with 11 shots to Buffalo’s 16. Buffalo took better advantage of their chances than the Falcons did, Nichols said. “Unfortunately, we did

not create enough chances. Once we conceded the first goal, we had a few chances to tie it, but the second and third goals were bang-bang goals, and kind of did us in,” Nichols said. “I think this clearly illustrates that the difference between winning and losing is very small.” Nichols noticed Buffalo’s drive. “Credit to Buffalo, as they did well to put the game away,” said Nichols. “But I don’t think the difference between the two teams is five goals.” The Falcons now have a week and a half to regroup and learn from the loss. They travel to East Lansing, Mich., to play Michigan State on Oct. 19. “We will lick our wounds, and we’ll get back to work this week,” Nichols said.

Wojtala scored with 14:52 left in the second period on a power-play goal assisted by Carpenter to make the game a little tighter. Then, BG had a four-ontwo breakout after a UConn shot. It went from Adam Berkle to Wojtala to Jake Sloat and finally to Dan Desalvo, who then put it in the back of the net. The score was tied 2-2 heading into the third period. In the third period, Marcus Perrier shot a screaming one-timer that deflected off the goalie, hit off of the glass behind the net and dropped right back in front of the net, which was where Williamson scored. UConn battled right back with another power-play goal to tie it up at 3-3. A little later in the third period, Bobby Shea put

in a rebound goal from Berkle’s shot to try to win the game 4-3. UConn matched the BG score again when Harris tied it up on his second goal of the game. After all the potential game-winning goals being shunned away by both goalies, the game ended in a tie. The game counted as a tie for both teams, but theystill completed a shootout that would not count. UConn won the shootout. Bergeron said he was not pleased with his team’s performance in the game. “The penalty kill was just atrocious,” Bergeron said. “They took advantage of the power play tonight. We showed our youth again and there were way too many undisciplined penalties tonight.”

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BG’s Charlie Olsen finished the fall season strong as he finished the Bearcat Invitational in a tie for 10th place. After he shot two 73s on day one and a 72 in the final round to put him at fiveover par on the tournament. Parker Hewit also shot a 72 in the third round and fin-

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