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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - Saturday, December 17, 2011

Volume 91, Issue 50

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Student remembered at vigil

Students finish up classes, close out semester of notable, newsworthy events

Police raid Occupy BG camp

Week 17

Karl Hinshaw, freshman, was arrested for assault during a food fight at The Oaks shortly after midnight on Dec. 11. The food fight took place at “Midnight Breakfast,” a meal Dining Services offers each semester during exam week.

When Joseph Monroe was first spotted with his trademark “giant book bag,” he immediately became part of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity family. “Since that day when we first met him at my house, he literally moved in with me,” said junior Ryan Morin. “He lived in the dorm, but that was just where his stuff was.” Several hundred students gathered outside the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house to listen to Monroe’s fraternity brothers recall such memories. Monroe, 20, of Wadsworth, Ill.,

Mazey inaugurated as 11th University president

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Dec. 9, the Wolfe Center officially opened to the public.

Student arrested in food fight

By Alissa Widman and Bobby Waddle The BG News

After failing to comply to an official city order to remove their equipment and belongings from the Community Commons, the protesters’ camp was raided by police Dec. 5.

Dec. 12, Final exams begin.

Dec. 5, Last week of classes on Main Campus begins.

Sophomore died Tuesday afternoon on campus

Mary Ellen Mazey is inaugurated as University president in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the Stroh Center. The inauguration capped a week of events celebrating Mazey’s presidency.

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Student falls from fourth floor window

The University Activities Organization cancelled it’s annual homecoming concert Sept. 15 via a letter on its website.

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Samuel Hamilton, a freshman, fell from his fourth floor window at Centennial Hall on Sept. 8. Hamilton survived the fall and was transported to Wood County Hospital.

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Pinkberry, a frozen yogurt store at the new Carillon Place dining center, opened Oct. 3 after it was delayed in order to install a custom sneezeguard.

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Aug. 22, First day of classes

By Danae King Pulse Editor

Students moved into halls on campus from Aug. 18 through Aug. 21. This year students moved into the Centennial Hall and Falcon Heights, two of six new buildings to open on campus this semester.

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University celebrates 101st homecoming week from Oct. 9 to Oct. 15.

Focus groups, campus members give advice

Freshmen move into new residence halls

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GSS is working to develop a plan, gathering feedback

A strategic plan is like a map. Without one making plans can be crazy, said David Sleasman, Graduate Student Senate President. Sleasman pointed out the lack of a graduate strategic plan as a problem at the beginning of the semester and has been working with other GSS members and Michael Ogawa, interim dean of the graduate college, to develop a plan. A planning committee was formed to create the plan, which is projected to be finished by March, Ogawa said. During the fall semester the group has been gaining feedback from focus groups and from students, faculty and administrators. “I call it an environmental scan of the campus,” Ogawa said.

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Nov. 8, senior Daniel Gordon is elected as 1st Ward council seat, making it the first time in approximately 20 years a student won a seat in city council.

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Occupy movement comes to Bowling Green

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Oct. 22, inspired by similar movements around the country, Occupy Toledo protesters Gilbert Bentley and Taylor Scribner, organize a movement in the city.

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Bookstore buys back books at higher prices

Chapman Learning Community focuses on local volunteer opportunities

During ‘Buyback’ price returns for textbooks are higher than wholesale By Tasneem Almuhanna Reporter

For students who need extra cash for Christmas presents, the Student Book Exchange will buy back books this week for prices higher than any other time during the school year. Kent Kokomoor, the manager of Student Book Exchange, said they pay cash for used books year round, but for most of the year they buy them back at wholesale prices. The wholesale prices are relatively low, so

students would be better off waiting until “Buyback,” Kokomoor said. “Buyback” occurs at the end of each semester. The prices they pay you for your books depend on whether or not they’re being used the following semester, the prices are higher than the rest of the year, he said. The reason for this is because most of the reports for spring books have been released at that time. Jake Vanneman, an employee at Student Book Exchange, said spring

reports inform their store which types of books will be used for the following semester. “Typically if a student sells a book at the end of the semester, he would get back half of the original price. Whether the book is new or used won’t matter,” Vanneman said. However textbooks also have significantly more value if students have the CDs that came with them,

PULSE FORUM Blast away boredom this winter Encounter Christmas spirit Pulse Columnist Jonathan Keilholz offers a variety of tips for how to combat boredom and restlessness during winter break and make it a mini-vacation | Page 3

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Columnist Matthew Thacker shares his encounters with a man on a street corner in Perrysburg and what Christmas spirit really means as the holiday approaches | Page 4

Madeline Duntley

By Bobby Waddle In Focus Editor

While people scramble during the Christmas season to get into the spirit of giving, some students find the charity process to be business-as-usual. For Kelly Hart, a freshman communications major, joining the Chapman Learning Community at Kohl Hall provided a good outlet for her enjoyment of volunteer work. “Mostly, people focus on Christmas time to help out and volunteer but this, it’s all year-round because

SPORTS Semester ends, games continue

Director of the Chapman Community

people don’t just need help during Christmas,” Hart said. “They need help all throughout the year.” The 230 students involved in the program will contribute more than 5,000 hours of community service

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PEOPLE ON THE STREET What is your favorite memory from this semester?

As the semester comes to a close, BG sports still have a few games before the end of the year. Basketball, hockey, gymnastics and swimming will be previewed through the new year | Page 5

VINCE CHIUCHIARELLI Sophomore, Communications

“The ones I don’t remember” | Page 4

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GSS From Page 1

“The plan dictates where the money goes and what programs there are and how the graduate college connects to the University mission,� Sleasman said. Ratliff thinks it is vital that a strategic plan be made for the graduate college. “A major part of having quality programs is a frequent renovation of it,� Ratliff said. “I think it’s a great initiative.� In the past, graduate students haven’t had input on planning, Sleasman said. “I’m happy that we were heard,� Sleasman said. “Last year decisions were made without students understanding why. There was no strategic plan, no game plan.� Opening communication and solidifying the relationship between GSS and the graduate college is one of Ogawa’s major goals. “I think we’re doing well with it,� Ogawa said. One way GSS is working to open communication between administrators and students is with their brown bag lunch series. This semester the series featured new administrators as the speakers, Sleasman said. “I think it was very successful,� Sleasman said. “It was really exciting, there was a really good turnout.� The series will continue next semester, but featuring speakers from different academic colleges across campus instead of new administrators.

The focus groups consists of a variety of faculty members and administrators from the graduate staff. “The focus groups are to get an idea of their thoughts, ideas and opinions on graduate education currently,� said J.R. Ratliff, academic affairs representative in GSS and member of the planning committee for the graduate strategic plan. During the beginning of spring semester, the focus groups and gathering of data will continue, Sleasman said. “It’s a matter of trying to get a sense of what people at all levels think graduate education is at BGSU,� Sleasman said. In addition to focus groups, the committee plans to send out a survey to the graduate community so those who weren’t involved in the focus groups can still express their opinion, Ratliff said. “I think it’s important to have comprehensive input because this will have long lasting impacts,� Ratliff said. Once the group has collected the information and input, it plans to synthesize the information and use it to develop strategic goals, Ogawa said. “We want to get a plan in place and then take a look at the future,� Ogawa said. Once the plan is in place, the graduate college can begin to re-evaluate programs and funding.

BOOKS From Page 1 Kokomoor said. Students should keep in mind that books damaged by water or have missing/damaged covers will not be bought back, but highlighting certain parts of a book is permitted, Kokomoor said. At the Student Book Exchange, it doesn’t matter if a book has been originally bought from another store, he

CHAPMAN From Page 1 before the end of the academic year, Chapman Director Madeline Duntley said. The program is designed for freshmen of all majors (as well as some transfer students) and allows students who have completed the program to stay in leadership positions. The volunteer opportunities come with a one-hour service learning class, where students can pick from 10 different options each semester. Many service projects are constructed with the idea of face-to-face contact with the people being helped, Duntley said.

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said Publishers and textbook authors are creating new editions at an increasing pace, so when a book comes out in a new edition, the old editions may not be worthless because some instructors may still use the old edition, Kokomoor said. With possible new textbook editions coming up and buying used books rather than new ones, for the coming semester saves students 25 percent. Also, buying books

from third-party sellers such as Amazon will cost extra for shipping and handling fees, Kokomoor said. The Student Book Exchange also offers a textbook reservation service. Students can send the store their classes and section numbers and their books would be set aside for them, Kokomoor said. This service can also be done online. Students must also schedule a time to pick them up or they can have their books delivered to them by mail.

Students also have the option of renting textbooks for the coming semester, but not all books are available to rent. Also, prices may vary between renting and buying a book. It all depends on the book, Kokomoor said. An online textbook rental service is also available. Zackary Bell, a junior at the University, said he stopped by the store Monday and saw students crowding the bookstore to selling and buy books for the following semester.

“If you never see the people that you are helping ‌ you don’t learn as much and it’s not as valuable an experience for the students,â€? she said. Hart works with Planned Pethood to help manage pet populations and help animals find homes. “You see how much people appreciate you helping them,â€? Hart said. “It’s really rewarding.â€? The community, which celebrates its 15th anniversary next year, places heavy emphasis not only on community service but also building a tight-knit residential learning environment, Duntley said. “The plan in our program is to sort of replicate a small college as much as possible,â€?

Duntley said. “If you get to know everybody in the hall, you get to know a large percentage of the incoming class.� Students can take classes in the residence hall from different areas of study applying toward the general curriculum. The classes are smaller, consisting of 15 to 25 students. Many of the instructors have offices in the residence halls, which can make it easier for students to connect with the instructors, Duntley said. “[Students] know about a dozen professors, so it’s easy to get recommendation letters and ask questions about your class,� she said. Sally Yee, a sophomore human development and family studies major, is a

community leader and said many of her good friends came from her experience last year. “It’s really easy to just get to know people,� Yee said. “As a freshman, it’s kind of nice to be taking classes with people that are on your floor and the people you are going to see every day.� Duntley said there are always openings between first and second semester, and students can expect to have a similar experience even if it is only for one semester. “It would be a welcoming place because we’ll have about anywhere from 10-15 people starting up second semester that weren’t here first semester,� she said.

MONROE From Page 1

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STUDENTS REMEMBER Joseph Monroe at a vigil hosted by Pi Kappa Alpha in the Conklin courtyard Tuesday night.

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died late Tuesday afternoon, according to an email sent by University President Mary Ellen Mazey about 8 p.m. Tuesday. His fraternity hosted a candlelight vigil at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Conklin courtyard. They also compiled a slideshow of Monroe’s pictures and placed memorabilia on a table in his honor. Junior Frank Greco, a close friend, emphasized Monroe’s passion for music. “If I was as passionate for something as he was for music, I would master it,â€? Greco said. “Never one day was [Monroe] not trying to better himself.â€? Monroe was an aspiring disc jockey, so a dubstep mix was played at the vigil. The song was the encore from the first electronic music show he attended with his best friend and partner DJ, sophomore Christian Lueders. “We went to high school together,â€? Lueders said. “I’ve known him for a long, long time ‌ That was rough, listening to that song.â€? Morin agreed. “I kid you not, he loved dubstep,â€? Morin said. “I would go to bed and wake up to the same song. He was just constantly playing, constantly. That’s just who he was.â€? University Police are still

investigating the incident, according to Mazey’s email. Monroe was found dead at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house after a 911 call was made at 4:30 p.m., said Robin Gerrow, University chief communications officer. Garrett Gilmer, associate director at the Counseling Center, said counselors are available on campus to speak to students in times of crisis. “We want people to give themselves space to talk about their emotions and help them move forward,� Gilmer said. “We want to make sure students take care of themselves and get the help they need through this difficult time.� The Counseling Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at 419-372-2081. After hours an emergency counselor is also available, and calls can be made to the Link Crisis Hotline 24 hours a day at 419-352-1545. Monroe’s fraternity brothers added his name to a wall in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house Tuesday night. They will also expand the slideshow played at the vigil as a way for the brothers to remember him, Morin said. “It’s still so surreal,� he said. “I know the facts, but it just hasn’t hit me yet.� Editor’s note: Editor-in-chief Asia Rapai contributed to this story.

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Closing theCurt ain “The Joe E. was almost like a home to me. I am really going to miss it ...” Casey Toney | Senior

Joe E. Brown Theatre closes after 50 years of entertainment to make way for new theatre in the Wolfe Center for the Arts Kendra Clark Pulse Reporter

The Joe E. Brown Theatre has officially closed its curtains. The theatre was made in 1961 and now, 50 years later, has come to a close. “The theatre was named after Joe Brown, who was a guest performer at BG,” said Steve Boone, assistant professor in the department of theatre and film. In 1959, Brown performed the lead role in the play “Harvey” in Gate Theatre, which was later replaced with Joe E. Brown Theatre. The theatre was named after Brown in honor of his wonderful performance for the University. At the time, there was another

theater named the Eva Marie Saint Theatre, which still exists at the University. Having both theatres in the University allowed Eva Marie Saint to show more popular plays while Joe E. Brown was used for different purposes. “The theatre was first used for controversial plays,” Boone said. Soon, the theatre became popular and bigger performances were hosted there. “The biggest performance was ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.’ It had an orchestra along with the cast,” Boone said. “The theatre was packed every night for two weeks.” However, the popularity of the theatre and its performances didn’t

save it from finally shutting down. There were some problems with the structure that could not be overlooked. “The vent didn’t work, so we were either dying of heat or freezing to death,” Boone said. “There were no handicap places and [it] had some problems with the foundation.” Even though the theatre had some problems, the actors still enjoyed their time there. “It has not really hit me that we will no longer be using the Joe E. Brown because these places have been so much like a home to all of us for so long that it almost doesn’t feel real,” said Elizabeth Brickey, a sophomore theater major at the University.

Brickey has been in “Eurydice” and “Summertime,” both of which were in the Joe E. Brown Theatre. “They were both such amazing experiences for me,” Brickey said, “I absolutely loved the set of ‘Eurydice’ because of its complexity. I feel like the designer and production team went to town on that one.” “Summertime” was also a very emotional performance for both Brickey and the other cast members. “In ‘Summertime,’ I was laughing and having a fantastic time with everyone from beginning to end of the production process,” Brickey said. “As the cast of ‘Summertime’ was getting ready for our last performance on Sunday, all of us kept saying things like ‘Last Joe E.’ and ‘Let’s

send the Joe E. out with a bang.’” Casey Toney, a senior who has also been in plays in the theatre had something to say as well. “The Joe E. was almost like a home to me. I am really going to miss it, but at the same time, the promise for the new theatre in the Wolfe Center has me excited,” Toney said. Brickey is also excited about the opening of the Wolfe Center. “I really feel blessed to have been a part of that history, but it is also overwhelmingly exciting to get to be a part of one of the first shows in the new Wolfe Center next semester,” Brickey said, “Now a whole new set of history will soon be made in that building in the years to come.”

Wave goodbye to winter woes With winter break looming ahead, follow these tips to combat boredom, cherish time away

Jonathan Keilholz Pulse Columnist

Even if your final exam is the last time slot on Friday, your winter break will be at least 23 days long. That’s 552 hours. Or 33,120 minutes. Or almost 2 million seconds. Not that anyone’s counting. Bottom line: you’ve got a snowstorm of free time on your hands, and you need to cherish it. When you’re up late doing hours of homework in March, you’ll only be able to imagine this three-week vacation. Here is what some of your falcon friends are planning along with some advice.

1. Embrace the R&R “After all of the stress from finals, I think it’s really important to go home and relax,” said freshman Heather Pollauf. “Enjoying break is a good way to refresh for next semester.” Heather’s right. But if you’re a busybody, it’s hard to quit working cold turkey. It might feel unnatural and you might feel like something is out of place. Enjoy the time off! It’s okay to be lazy and bask in free time during the holidays. Take the time to get rejuvenated. Trust me, you’ll be back to school sooner rather than later.

2. Watch a TV season “I’m addicted to Netflix,” said sophomore Dylan Fox. “I’ll definitely be catching up on ‘The Kardashians’ and old seasons like ‘The Hills’ and ‘The O.C.’” You’ve probably heard of popular shows like “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men” and “Parks and Recreation” but you’ve never had the time to watch them. Almost 2 million seconds is plenty of time to watch a TV season. If you have Netflix, check out the on demand TV seasons, you’d be surprised how a season of “Storage Wars” can enliven your holidays.

3. Take family with a grain of salt “On Christmas, we are going over to my sister’s house,” said freshman Kierra Newsome. “She may be having her baby so we want to take care of her.” Like Kierra, try not to be a scrooge. It seems so simple, but your attitude can make or break winter break. When you’re sitting across from grandma at the dinner table and she says something ignorant, just smile and nod. There’s no need to get in a family fight. Yes, grandma might hate President Obama or think Justin Bieber is a woman. Chalk it up to seniority and absorb the holiday freak show.

4. Lower your expectations Every day won’t be a Christmas miracle, and you’ve got to expect that. School started on Aug. 22, so you’ve probably been waiting for this since Aug. 23. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do everything you’ve considered since the summer. Go to a movie, hang out with friends and go on a mini-vacation. But don’t expect perfection.

5. Be safe Safety is probably the most boring and most important on this list. Last winter break, a University student passed away from alcohol poisoning. Have fun, but be smart. You don’t want to end up in a dangerous situation. Winter break is a special time to spend with family and friends. Don’t take it for granted. Be safe, see you in 2012.


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“Since that day when we first met him at my house, he literally moved in with me.” — Junior, Ryan Morinonline on the death of his close friend, Joseph Monroe [see story, pg. 1]. Wednesday, December 14 - Saturday, December 17, 2011

PEOPLE ON THE STREET “Watching BG Undead.”

What is your favorite memory from this semester?

“The guys outside in the hot tub.”

AMBER POTH Freshman, Mathematics

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“Going to a volleyball game.”

BRANDON LOWE Freshman, Computer Science

“Halloween because I had a good time.”

CHLOE ACUS Freshman, Business

JIMMY NEWMAN Freshman, Integrated English

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Vocalist sings song Political comments are insulting, silly of human emotion MATHEW DAVOLI COLUMNIST

ALICIA RIEDEL COLUMNIST

As a food service employee, I often find myself wiping tables. As I clean, I can hear the music playing for customers to enjoy while they eat. As it is background music, it fades in and out of my notice. Recently, while intent on finding hidden trash and runaway food, a song lyric caught my attention: “I love the broken ones.” Listening more closely, I recognized the familiar deep cut to the heart. It’s the song of humanity and answer of God. Is this what Dia Frampton was thinking when she sang her new hit single, “The Broken Ones”? In the “Behind the Scenes” video for her song, Frampton relates, “It’s just a really beautiful song about loving the faults that people have ... if somebody has something that’s a little weird or a little off, that’s something that I’m drawn to the most. I feel like that’s the way my friends accept me as well.” The song appeals to the brokenness in each person, past “scars” and current struggles. Frampton sings that she loves “the broken ones, the ones who need the most patching up” and “have never been loved enough.” Isn’t it true the most lovable are the ones who most need love? There is more rejoicing over the one sheep that went astray and was found again and brought home, than in the ninety-nine that remained as they should all along (Matt 18: 12-13). Frampton recognizes her own humanity suggesting, “Maybe I see a part of me in them. The missing piece that’s always trying to fit in.” This song effectively draws out the cry in each and every person for love and goodness. Frampton sings, “The shattered heart, hungry for a home. No, you’re not alone.” Whether this is what Frampton intends or not, I see in this song the longing in humanity for home. Not only a home on this

earth in the community of others, but a home in God. Mother Teresa encouraged others to recognize not only this longing in their own hearts, but the love of God for them: “Jesus is thirsting for us right now ... Do we listen to him saying, ‘I thirst for your love?’ ... Do we really hear Him ... He is saying it right now.” It appears that one of the most difficult beliefs of Christianity is not whether God exists, but whether He loves us. In our smallness, in our weakness and brokenness, how could He love us? Frampton’s song reveals a sense of this love that loves us all the more because of our need for love and healing. Frampton also offers a message of hope. She does not despair in the brokenness in humanity, but rather sees a call to love and hope for the future. She proposes that, through love, there is healing. Frampton calls broken ones to come and let her “straighten out your broken bones” and encourages people to see that they do not need to “drive with your headlights off.” This message sounds similar to the words often given by God in the Bible: “Do not be afraid.” It is fear and, perhaps, shame that will lead us to hide and go through life without our headlights beaming ahead. The call to straighten bones parallels the call to redemption that is the message of the Gospel. The “Good News” is the Paschal Mystery, the dying and resurrection of Jesus that we are called to participate in. It is through participating in this dying and allowing God to come into our lives, that we may truly live and love. “The Broken Ones,” touches a chord in the heart of humanity. As we live we face this brokenness, and we may either despair or have hope in healing and love all the more. If we choose to hope and love, we can “rip off the bandage” and “see it for what it is.”

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The current Republican frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, recently said something interesting about Palestinians. “Remember there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places.” No matter where you find yourself in the IsraeliPalestinian debate, you should, at the very least, agree that this statement is a bit silly. Many Palestinian persons certainly think so, as a number of them have been issuing angry statements at Gingrich. To get some idea as to why they would be upset, just

consider your reaction if you heard the following statement from, let’s say, a high ranking politician in China. “Remember there was no United States of America as a state. It was part of the British Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented American people, who are in fact, Europeans, and were historically part of the European community.” How do you think we would react to that? We would probably see it as ignorant, condescending, and perhaps even racist in tone. We would probably see it as an affront to our unique culture that we have developed over the years, and we could correctly point out that there are a number of non-European peoples that we count among us. In light of this, we should recognize the Palestinian people could, and do, make very similar claims. That being said, some of

the more alert readers have probably noticed that I left out the last sentence of Newt’s statement in my re-framing. The reason for this is that it deserves some special condemnation, especially since similar statements have been said by others in the past. The sentiment in question can be summed up as follows: Palestinians are Arabs — there are plenty of Arab countries out there, therefore they should stop complaining about their condition and just go to Jordan or something. Again, just try to imagine if a similar statement was directed at you. Let’s say that you are African-American and your family has been living in America for generations. Now, imagine if you have a dispute with someone, and they say: “You’re basically just African, why don’t you just go to South Sudan or something?” Could you possibly see how that could be taken the

wrong way? Now, I just want to be clear in saying that I am in no way trying to solve the whole Israeli-Palestinian debate in 700 words or less (writers are vain, but I’m not that vain). I’m just saying that this particular tactic of denying the existence of Palestinians altogether is not helpful. No matter where we lie on the issue, we should all acknowledge that the Palestinian people have been living in the Palestinian territories for many, many generations. Despite some problems that have come up recently, a peaceful two-state solution seems to be closer than ever. Hopefully the forces that may possibly derail the whole process, including those that deny the existence of one of the concerned parties, will not stop it.

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Help a stranger this Christmas season MATTHEW THACKER COLUMNIST

This time of year, the phrase “Christmas Spirit” gets thrown around a lot, but I often wonder what that really means. Traditionally, I think that this referred to people’s willingness to help those less fortunate than themselves — because it’s a good way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, who always advocated helping the less fortunate. However, for many people these days, it seems to mean nothing more than Christmas carols, fake reindeer and presents. But at a time of year when so many are thinking only about what they will get for Christmas, I am reminded of a Bible verse. Acts 20:35 says, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” As this Christmas nears, there are approximately 50 million people in this country

living at, or below, the federal poverty guidelines. About nine percent of the nation is unemployed, and are no doubt struggling with the reality of trying to provide a good Christmas for their families, with little real hope of being able to do so. This is true here in Northwest Ohio as much as anywhere. A few days ago, I passed a gentleman standing on a corner near Kroger in Perrysburg. He was holding a sign that read, “Family in need. Will work for wages, groceries, gift cards. Anything helps. God bless you.” I figured that if anyone could accurately comment on the state of people’s “Christmas Spirit” this year, it is someone relying on the compassion of strangers for help. So I pulled over, introduced myself and asked the man for an interview. Speaking on the telephone that evening, Dean Bellmer told me that on a scale of 1 to 10, he would rate people’s willingness to help out at a 5. Bellmer said that there are times that people will roll down their window and call him over to their car and give him a dollar. “I don’t go up to anyone’s car unless they call me over,”

he said, “I don’t want to bother anybody.” Bellmer said he was laid off from his job as an auto parts painter about two months ago when the company went out of business. He lives with his girlfriend (who works a minimum wage job) and the two of them struggle to support themselves and five children — three of them his, and two of them hers. Bellmer said that he would rather have a job, but deals with his circumstances as best he can. “I’ve exhausted all the places I can go to look for a job,” he said. “There’s just nothing out there.” The day that I spoke with him, Bellmer said that after spending about five hours on the corner, he had $26 that people had donated. “It was enough for two bags of groceries though,” Bellmer said thankfully. When I asked him if he would like for me to print his telephone number (419-7204338) in case someone was inclined to make a donation to him and his family this holiday season, he told me yes but to let people know, “That I’m not just asking for a handout. If someone can call and help

me find a job, I would greatly appreciate it.” A lot of people drive by Mr. Bellmer on the corner with his sign and think that he is just too lazy to work, or that he is a drug addict or an alcoholic. And in all fairness, outside of our telephone interview, I don’t know him personally. But he seems to me like a decent man who has fallen on hard times, and feels like a sign and a corner are his only options. Isn’t trying to help someone like that what the Christmas Spirit is supposed to be all about? And while Bellmer’s story is sad, it is unfortunately not all that unique. Many others are going through similar situations. I’m sure if we look hard enough, we could all find someone to try to help out (no matter how little we can afford to give) this Christmas. In fact, I think that if we all “give,” it is exactly the kind of birthday present that Jesus — and our world — would love to “receive.”

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The last time BG took on Michigan State, the result wasn’t a desired one for the team. Taking on the then-No. 6 Spartans in East Lansing last December, BG scored only 19 points in the first half, but trailed only by six. However, Michigan State pulled away in the second half, outscoring BG 49-20 in the second frame, leading to a 74-39 win. That loss was BG’s sixth in a row and dropped its record to 1-7. Now, the Falcons return to the Breslin

Center this weekend for round two with the Spartans, who come into the game 8-2, with their only losses being to No.5 North Carolina and No. 7 Duke. “Their identity has pretty much been the same for a long time, you pretty much know what you’re going to get from them,” BG coach Louis Orr said. “They have one of the best allaround players in the country in Draymond Green. He does everything.” Green presents perhaps the most difficult presence that the Falcons will face all sea-

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Women’s basketball finishes out the year, and starts fresh in 2012 with Mid-American Conference play By Michele Wysocki Assistant Sports Editor

While students are away, the Falcons will still play. BG Women’s basketball has this week off for finals, but will continue to play throughout winter break. The Falcons will head into the last few weeks of 2011 contests with a record of 7-2 They will resume their schedule with a road game against Creighton on Dec. 18.

Creighton The Blue Jays are 4-4 overall and led by sophomores Sarah Nelson and Carli Tritz in scoring — they average 13.5 and 12 points per game, respectively. Nelson also leads the team in rebounds with 7.9 a game.

In Creighton’s most recent game they lost 66-55 against Nebraska on the road. Tritz led the team in points with 17 and Nelson led the team in rebounds with seven. The Falcons and the Blue Jays are set to tipoff at 1:05 p.m. Central Standard Time. After their trip to Omaha, Neb., the Falcons will play a one-game home stand against Madonna.

Madonna The Crusaders struggled offensively against their most recent opponent, Siena Heights. They dropped their first home game of the season and dropped to a record of 5-5. Kaylee McGrath and Michelle Lindsey lead

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BG gymnastics looks forward to a new beginning in the new year, season starts Jan. 7, 2012 By Daniel Sierra Reporter

A new year brings big challenges for the BG gymnastics team. Coach Kerrie Beach’s young team opens its season on Jan. 7 with a trip to Lexington, KY. to face the No. 23 Wildcats, along with No. 4 Oklahoma and Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The quad meet will be the team’s first test of the 2012 season. With seven freshmen and one transfer, nearly half of the Falcons’ roster has never competed in a BG leotard. Beach kept this in mind during preseason training, scheduling several practice competitions to prepare the new members for high-pressure situations. “It’s been a bit overwhelming for them,”

Beach said. “The challenge has been transitioning from club programs that are very individualized to a team atmosphere and feeling the pressure of doing a routine not just for themselves, but for the whole team.” Leading the way for the newcomers are a trio of freshmen: Jamilah Ali, Amanda Lievendag and Gina Locigno. Ali, a dynamic gymnast from Toms River, N.J., excels on vault and should be a strong asset to the Falcons on all four events. “Jamilah Ali is an exciting gymnast,” Beach said. “Everybody’s eyes are drawn to her when she goes out there and does

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Just in time for finals week, the Falcon Swim team gets a much deserved rest, as they prepare for their Jan. 1 meet against Michigan State. The swim team, as head coach Petra Martin will assert, won’t be taking things easy as they prepare not just for the Spartans but for the MAC Championships in February. The team always keeps its goal at the front of its mind despite the four dual meets prior. BG lost a close meet to

MSU last year, and will be looking for a strong win this year. Coming off an impressive third place finish at the TPSC Invitational, the Falcons have a lot of momentum. Adding to the momentum, Junior Alexis Kain was given Athlete of the Week honors. Kain won this for her performance at the TPSC Invitational and will no doubt be a strong contributor for the upcoming meet. Like all dual meets, the team will be expected to swim tired, as they refuse to take breaks in their prepara-

WOMEN’S From Page 5 Madonna in points with 14 points apiece. McGrath also leads her team in rebounds with 7.4 per game, a few more than BG’s Alexis Rogers 6.8. The Falcons will face off with the Crusaders on Dec. 21. at 7 p.m. in the Stroh. Following their home game, BG will play another two on the road against Wyoming and Colorado State to finish out the year.

The two teams are scheduled to meet Dec. 31st at 1 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Heading back home, the Falcons will take on their first two conference games in the Stroh against Kent State and Akron. Both will be part of a three-game home series, which includes Ohio, to close out.

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Overall the Cowboys are 2-6 but they are coming off a home win against Maryville. Ashley Sickle and Chaundra Sewell lead the Wyoming team in points per game each with 11. Sewell also is the lead team rebounder with 8.4. BG and Wyoming will meet on Dec. 29 in Laramie Wy. at 7 p.m. mountain time. With another game on the road, BG will head to Colorado for their last game in 2011.

The Golden Flashes sit at the bottom of the MAC East division standings with a record of 1-6, polar opposite to BG, who sit at the top of the standing. The team leader for Kent State is junior Trisha Krewson, who leads the team in points and rebounds per game — 10.7 and 7 respectively. Kent is coming off a grueling 68-33 loss to Temple. This will first of three straight at home for BG. The Falcons and the Golden Flashes will tipoff at 7 p.m. in the Stroh on Jan. 4, 2012. After a two day break, the Falcons will go up against another conference opponent, Akron.

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Maryville dropped another game with a 73-35 Colorado State win a day after they lost to Wyoming. Kim Mestdagh leads the team with 16.8 points per game, and Mandy Makeever has the highest average rebounds with 7.1. Overall the Rams are 3-7 and will be the Falcons’ last non-conference opponent before they start MidAmerican Conference play.

Akron holds onto third place in the MAC East after a loss to Florida State, 90-64. Junior Rachel Tecca led the team with 21 points on the night and averages the highest from the field with 18.2 points — she also leads the Zips in rebounds with 8.1. The Falcons will take on Akron on Jan. 7 at noon. The game will be broadcasted on Sports Time Ohio.

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son. He leads the Spartans in scoring (16.3 points per game), assists (3.1 per game), rebounding (9.7 per game), steals (1.8 per game) and minutes (32.3 per game). While he is a hulking individual — 6-foot-7, 230 pounds — he can still shoot the ball well, as his 34.3 percent shooting from threepoint distance is second best on the team. Overall, he is shooting 43.6 percent from the floor. “Hopefully it’s a game that will bring the best out of us,” Orr said. “Both ends of the court, we need to be solid and play well ... it’ll be a test of our principles.” The game against Michigan State will be just the first of five games the

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From Page 5 gymnastics because she is so powerful. I have a feeling that she’s going to be that crowd pleaser that everyone’s excited to see the minute she steps out on that floor.” Lievendag and Locigno are training the all-around as well, and each has a standout routine that will benefit the Falcons’ lineup. “Gina Locigno is going to be the one who’s going to turn it on on floor,” Beach said. “Everyone is going to enjoy watching her perform. Amanda Lievendag is strong on bars, which is our weakness right now, so she’s going to make a dif-

The Bowling Green State University hockey team will play two series over holiday break. They will be going to Bemidji State University for a two game series Dec. 30-31. BG will move to the Western College Hockey Association. BG (6-11-3, 1-11-2-1 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) has struggled in league play, but has done quite well against non-conference schools. It opened up the season with a win and a tie against UConn, and then went on to sweep Alabama Huntsville and Canisius. Bemidji State (7-9-2, 5-7-2 WCHA) is coming off a twogame series split with No. 13 Denver University. The Beavers will host Alabama Huntsville this weekend before hosting the Falcons. The Beavers are led by Jordan George and Brad Hunt, whit both a team-high

The Buckeyes (13-4-1, 10-31 CCHA) have scored the most goals in the CCHA so far this season with 48, yet they have only given up 33, which is tied for third in the league. They are led by their sophomore forward Chris Crane in points with 18, which is tied for fourth in the CCHA. Danny Dries leads the team in goals with 11 and Ryan Dzingel has the teamhigh in assists with 10. The Buckeyes have five players with double-digits in points so far this season. Goalie Cal Heeter has a record of 11-2-1 this season in net with a .926 saves percentage. He has also recorded two shutouts. Heeter is fourth in the CCHA with a 2.11 goals per-game average this season.

Falcons play during winter break, with four of them coming on the road. On Dec. 22, the Falcons take on Florida International for their second game during break. This will be the third consecutive season the Falcons have faced off against the Panthers, who are coached by 12-time NBA All-Star and Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas. The previous two meetings were both held in Bowling Green and were won by the Falcons. The Panthers sit at 4-6 and have games against Maryland and Dayton before taking on BG. After a couple of days off, the Falcons will be back on the court Dec. 28 against Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Falcons have played the Dukes twice in the last

three seasons, losing both games — 76-65 in 2008 and 90-54 last season. This season, the Dukes are 6-4, with a 4-1 mark at home. Like Florida International, the Dukes will play two games before facing the Falcons — Western Michigan and George Mason. The Falcons have a quick turnaround before partaking in a New Year’s Day game against Texas – San Antonio. The Falcons and Roadrunners met in Anderson Arena during winter break last season, with the Falcons coming away with a 70-59 victory. Texas – San Antonio holds a 6-4 record, but has games with Houston, Troy, and UC – Riverside before taking on the Falcons. Finally, the Falcons will return home for a Jan. 7 game against Ohio, which will offi-

cially begin Mid-American Conference play for the team. The Bobcats are off to a scorching start to the season at 8-1, with their only loss being a five-point defeat by No. 4 Louisville. One of the main challenges for BG will be its lack of success on the road. While the Falcons sit at 5-4, they are winless away from the Stroh Center. “Every game we’ve played on the road we’ve had a chance to win,” Orr said. “I can’t say we haven’t competed or didn’t have a chance to win, but closing out games, obviously we haven’t closed them out as much as we would like. “To be a good team, you’ve got to win on the road. Playing on the road is not something I’m fearful of ... it’s just a matter of closing games out.”

ference for us there.” BG will rely on returning gymnasts like Dawn Christman for leadership. Christman is the team’s lone senior and an NCAA Regional qualifier on the floor exercise last season. Knee surgery limited junior Danielle Wishart in the preseason, but Beach believes she will be in the lineup on several events at Kentucky. Wishart, whose mother is from England, competed at the British National Championships in July, advancing to the vaulting final. Sophomore Mega n Harrington competed bars, beam and floor exercise for BG in all 10 meets last year. This season, she has added vault to her rep-

ertoire and will vie for an all-around position. “We actually have more athletes training the allaround than we’ve ever had,” Beach said. “Megan Harrington, Danielle Wishart and Dawn Christman are all training all-around, as well as some of the freshmen, like Jamilah.” Beach said she intentionally scheduled a quad meet against top-ranked opponents as an early test of her athletes’ focus and preparation. “I like the idea of throwing them right into the mix,” Beach said. “It’s going to be a big wakeup call and it’s really going to push them to step up and focus no matter what

distractions are in the gym. That’s what they’re going to face at the MidAmerican Conference Championship or an NCAA Regionals. There’s a lot of teams in the room and a lot going on.” With less than a month left to train, the Falcons are focusing on the details—stuck landings, perfect handstands and presentation. Beach is confident that the team is making the progress needed to compete well come January. “The biggest thing I’ve been stressing is a sense of urgency,” Beach said. “They have to feel like every day in the gym is a competition. Every day is January 7 for us right now.”

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Arts X event showplace for creativity, collaboration By Randi Brackman Pulse Reporter

On Friday Dec. 9, the Fine Arts Center boomed with music, performances, art and demonstrations. Around every corner there was something to be seen. The Wolfe Center was also a part of the event, with select performances inside. One group that performed during the event was the Plastic Shatners. The Plastic Shatners is an improv group on campus. The group performs every other Friday at different locations, said Jon Gazda, one of the members. The Plastic Shatners perform a show similar to

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” They do different games throughout their show and involve the audience. “Doing this show at the Arts X — we got out to more people than we do at our normal event,” said Walter Mueller, another member of the Plastic Shatners. “It’s good to get out to a wider audience.” “I think it was very successful,” Mueller said. “[With] such a talented group of people it’s hard for a show to go wrong.” Later in the evening a flash mob performed. One of the members of the flash mob, Katy Williams, said her favorite part of the

flash mob was that it was very unexpected and no one knew it was coming. “I think it was successful because of the number of people that showed up, although the space was small and the music wasn’t very loud,” Williams said. W i l l ia ms sa id she enjoyed doing the f lash mob and that it was fun to see the look on peoples’ faces. The coordinator of the event and associate professor in the school of art, Allison Terry-Fritsch, felt the Arts X event was very successful. She said she had many people come up to her and

say they appreciated the event because it was a very diverse environment, had numerous activities and was the most fun they’ve had at an event. Terry-Fritsch’s top three favorite things in the event were the flash mob, the medieval performance troupe and the graduate student exhibition. Anthony Fontana, a professor in the school of art, said the performer on stilts was his favorite part, but he enjoyed the entirety of the event. “[It’s] the perfect event to kick off the spirit of collaboration on BGSU campus,” Fontana said.

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“Oh, there I go from a man to memory. Damn, I hope my fam will remember me.” Those were Redford Stephens’ famous last words spoken in some forgotten alley in Philadelphia in 1999. Stephens is actually a figment of Questlove, Black Thought and the rest of The Roots’ imagination, but in the band’s eleventh (and first narrative, concept album) he feels like a real person. Jimmy Fallon’s famous house band’s latest LP, “undun” tells a story of a man in his mid-20s becoming, well, undone. The narrative is told in reverse order which is why you hear the album’s protagonist’s last words on the first song. The album’s story line is a very simplistic story, but emcee Black Thought and guests like Phonte, Greg Porn, Dice Raw and Big K.R.I.T.

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albums, “undun” is extremely brief, but it has amazing replay value, which is a rarity in most rap albums these days. The Roots drew influences from indie rockers Jim James and Joanna Newsom on their last album, and this time they enlist folk hero Sufjan Stevens to replay “Redford (For YiaYia & Pappou)” off of his “Michigan” album. The final four tracks are a jazz-infused instrumental suite that is a perfect ending to a flawless record. It’s early to tell whether or not “undun” is the better than “Game Theory” and “Things Fall Apart,” but it is unquestionably among the hip hop veterans’ best work. In a phenomenal year of music, “undun” rivals Fleet Foxes’ “Hopelessness Blues” and CunninLynguists “Oneirology” for this year’s best album — all of which are narrative concept albums.

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More school spirit will come to the Union during winter break in the form of orange paint. “We’re looking at changing the big green wall in the Falcon’s Nest and painting it orange over the break,” said Gale Swanka, senior associate director at the Union. The wall will be painted by the Union maintenance staff, Swanka said. Swanka worked closely with the Undergraduate Student Government to chose a color of orange.

USG members voted and narrowed the options down to three shades of orange, which they will also choose from when they paint the wall in their office. Swanka has also worked to get feedback about the color choice from students, staff and others who use the office space in the Union. “Navel,” “Mandarin” and “Obstinate” orange are the final three. Before break, Swanka will decide which shade of the three will be on the wall in the Falcon’s Nest. “It’s to add some school spirit,” she said.

The wall is not the only change in the Union students will come back to after break; the carpeting on the second floor of the Union is also being replaced. “One of the reasons we’re looking at doing refreshers is because the tenth anniversary [of the Union] is in January,” Swanka said. “We thought it was a good time to look around.” A wall in the USG office will also be painted and Swanka said she would like to match the color in the Falcon’s Nest to the color in the USG office.

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Houses & Apartments 12 month leases only S. Smith Contracting LLC. 419-352-8917 - 532 Manville Ave Office open 11-3, M-F. www.BGApartments.com Houses for rent, 4-5 BR, 2 baths, between campus & downtown, $1500/mo, call 419-340-2500. THREE BEDROOM HOUSES available August 15th, 2012:  Lease req, Excellent Condition! 114 Ridge Street - $1200/mo. 227 E. Reed - $950/mo. 112 Clay Street - $850/mo. 118 Clay Street - $850/mo. 812 Third Street - $800/mo. 606 Fifth Street - $800/mo. 131 Church Street - $750/mo. For more info call 419-308-2456.

1 Internet failure, punnily 2 '80s Republican strategist Lee 3 Court concerned with wills 4 Crash site? 5 E-file org. 6 Apple of one's eye 7 Not easily amused 8 Most likely to raise eyebrows 9 Vital sign 10 Happens because of 11 Cracker with a hole in 41 Painting the town red the middle 44 Eroded, as profits 12 Holiday glitter 45 11-Down flavor 15 "What are you gonna 46 Lincoln forte do about it?!" 47 Writer Allende 17 "__ la Douce" 49 French 101 article 21 Mensa stats 50 Convertible, in slang 24 Grammar class no-no 52 Balance due, e.g. 25 13-year-old Apple 55 Hammer parts 31 TGIF eve? 56 Churns up 33 Question of method 60 Reader of signs 35 Ball 63 "Go figure" 37 Laced dress shoes 64 Ad __ committee 38 Start from scratch 39 Tide table term 40 1970 John Wayne western 1 Skips, as stones 5 __ jure: by the law itself 9 Ancient Briton 13 Catchall survey opción 14 Like a prof. emeritus: Abbr. 15 Raw fish dish 16 *Itching for a fight 18 From years past 19 Elephant in stories 20 Prints a new edition of 22 Suffix in taxonomy 23 *Steady guy or gal 26 Gathered together 27 Objective 28 "Cats" poet's monogram 29 Up to, casually 30 Author Harte 32 "Let's not" 34 Like law school courts 36 *Third base, in baseball lingo 40 Gumbo thickener 42 Quite small

248 N. Main | 419-354-1559 16 beds, 2 booths • Mystic Tan No appointment needed

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*2012-13 houses, apts avail. All next to campus, quiet area. also rms $225 and Jan 2012 apts 419-353-0325 / cartyrentals.com 1BR apt, close to campus, ideal for grad students, avail late Dec. Call Gary at 419-352-5414. 1BR apt, no pets, lease. Heat, water and sewer incl. 567-249-5934 or 419-352-2104.

20112-13 S.Y. Leases: 3BR house, W/D, central air, dishwasher, $700/mo. Avail May 15, 2012. 2 upper apts in house w/ shared bath, $275/mo & $350/mo. Call 419-601-3225 for more info! 2BR, 1BA house, near downtown, no pets, non-smoking, quiet. W/D hook-up, $685/mo + utils. Call 973-262-7871.

IVYWOOD APTS. 1Bdrms./Studios Winter Special:

1/2 Month Free with 1 Year Lease* Now Accepting Applications for Winter Leases

•Near BGSU •Private patio/entrance •Extra storage •Pets welcome •Short-term leases available

419-352-7691 EHO cormorantco.com *some restrictions apply

Get Rewarded and Sell Your Books at Convenient Locations Student Union

Multi-Purpose Room: December 12–17 Mon–Thurs: 9–7 Fri: 9–7 Sat: 9–12

Residence Halls

December 12-16 Centennial Hall Lobby: 10:00am-1:00pm Daily Kreischer A/B Lobby: 2:00pm-5:00pm Daily

Firelands College Bookstore December 12-16

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8:30–5:30 Wed: 8:30–7 Fri: 8:30–3:30

Don’t Forget Your Student ID!

In order to sell your books you must have your student ID in hand.

Rental Returns

Return rental books in the Student Union MultiPurpose Room and Firelands College Bookstore.

Online Buyback Services A True European Dinning Experience

We Call it “Swedish Table” They Call it “Smorgasbord” You Call it “Buffett”

Make Your Graduatuion Party Memorable!

Find out how much your book is worth, sign up for a buyback alert, or list in classifieds by visiting Bookstore.BGSU.edu and clicking textbooks, then buyback.

Get Rewarded with MyBGPoints

Earn one point for every buyback dollar!

Taste Unique European Dishes: wide variety of chicken, beef, fish and vegetarian choices.

Seating is limited, Call for reservations. $19.95 per Person 419.373.6050 | 182 S. Main St. naslada@hotmail.com

43 "Oedipus Tex" composer P.D.Q. __ 47 "There's no __ team" 48 Cat's pajamas? 51 Man of the house 53 However, briefly 54 *Shower convenience 57 Suffix for velvet 58 Batman, for Bruce Wayne 59 Surprise hit, maybe 61 Threw verbal tomatoes 62 Football linemen, or an apt description of the last words of the answers to starred clues 65 Black hues, in poetry 66 Spread in a tub 67 Pierre's South Dakota? 68 A whole bunch 69 Tiny fraction of a min. 70 One of the Gilmore girls

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2 & 3 BR apts & townhouses, Scott Hamilton, 4th & 5th Sts. Avail May 2012, pets welcome! 419-409-1110 or 419-352-4456. www.rutterdudleyrentals.com

The Tanning Center

For Information: Bookstore.BGSU.edu Textbooks@BGSU.edu 419 . 372 . 2851

525 Ridge | 419-353-3588 10 beds, 1 booth • no appt. needed

SOUTHSIDE LAUNDROMAT

993 S. Main | 419-353-8826 5 beds, 2 booths • appt. available

Serving BG since 1980!


12.14.11BGNews  

The BG News for December 14, 2011

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