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Carthage still remembers 9/11 Keelin Guinan Staff Reporter

It was a normal morning, much like every other day. The mailman delivered the mail to each house, people waited for the train, thinking of their list of tasks for the day, school teachers asked their classes what the date was and in response the students proudly recited the date: Sept. 11, 2001. Then the world stopped spinning. Panic and confusion took the place of the stability that Americans were used to within their country. Where were you when the world stopped spinning? Do you remember how panic consumed the country and fear struck the core of Americans everywhere as they wondered how something so horrific could happen to the land of the free and home of the brave? On Sept. 11, 2012, the eleventh year anni-

versary of the 9/11 attack on the United States of America, Carthage students came together in remembrance and reflection of the events that took place during that fearful time 11 years ago. Carthage College participated in a nationwide project in which 9/11 inspired pins and American flags with both touching and inspiring messages attached to them were donated from proud Americans across the country to schools. These donations are meant to remind us to never forget what happened on that tragic day years ago. Never forget the destruction, fear and innocent Americans who lost their lives in the attack and in the aftermath of 9/11. With these donations Carthage students came together to remember and to reflect how this day holds meaning for

each of us. Whether it inspires us to be proactive in some way, show our pride in America or to respect those who lost their lives. One particularly powerful message on a donated flag from John Emarlin of Hemet, Calif., said, “I am John Emarlin USNR (RET.). Two tours Vietnam War. Defend the constitution as written! Never give up! Honor it!” This was just one of the many inspirational quotes that Carthage students and staff had the pleasure of seeing, and was one of the many available to take off the tables on their way to class. The only things students and staff were asked to do was remember Sept. 11, 2001 and think about what it means to them. While asking Carthage students what the anniversary of 9/11 meant to them, students were very optimistic. Caitlyn

Stenerson, ’15, said that, despite the devastation of the attack, afterwards was “a rebirth of the American spirit and [that we] emerged a stronger country.” Another Carthage student, Desiree Halonen, ‘15, are reassured that “no matter how hard the hit, Americans come together.” Overall, the 9/11 memorial was a success. It made people think back to the day the world stopped spinning and reflect on what we have become after the fact. The memorial helped people construct ideas about themselves and about the country in which we live in with the help of the Carthage students who ran the program and from the donations of flags and pins. Even though the anniversary is over take a second to remember and reflect. Ask yourself what 9/11 means to you.

Flip to page 5 for an Editorial about the stereotype that remains 11 years later.


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Working for the people: Senior Louis Tillman takes ELCA to a new level Kendra Koeppen Editor-in-Chief

For most students, the threemonth summer reprieve is an opportunity to sleep, relax and engage anything that does not require heavy mental lifting. However, senior Louis Tillman, ’13, spent his summer in a much more productive manner. This summer Tillman served as one of 17 interns at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s (ELCA) Headquarters in Chicago, Ill. Being amongst several other peers from Ivy League universities, Tillman was the only individual of multicultural descent as well as the only student present to represent Carthage. “I was extremely happy and proud to work at the Lutheran Center this summer as an intern for ELCA World Hunger,” he stated. “I really liked the fact that I was able to proudly represent Carthage College at not only the Lutheran Center as the only Carthage student intern, but also at the National Youth Gathering promoting for individuals to come to Carthage as prospective students. I wore many hats this summer as an advocate for our Lutheran school and faith and for that as a Carthaginian I am extremely proud and blessed.” Throughout his summer internship, Tillman’s role included constituency engagement and interpretation, which made him responsible for strengthening networking for the Lutheran Center and for the 500 World Hunger Leaders in various parts of the United States and the world. The international work

of ELCA World Hunger is carried out through ELCA companion relationships as well as through trusted partners like Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and The Lutheran World Federation (LWF). Because of these long-held connections to partners around the world, ELCA World Hunger efforts are efficient and effective. Growing up in Atlanta, Ga. for 18 years, Tillman was witness to the poverty and underprivileged nature that often plagues communities. He was however inspired by this exposure, and after enrolling in Carthage began his advocacy work for the less fortunate. “…Seeing everything going on in the world on a daily basis, it is a phenomenal opportunity when you finally have a way to provide and help out people with your knowledge or the little things you have picked up along the way and be able to pass that along to people whether they are your age, older or younger...” Tillman’s interest in the Lutheran faith led to his Lutheran confirmation and membership on two church-wide boards, the Lutheran Men and Mission and the African Descent Strategy Team. Being one of the youngest members by nearly 15 years, Tillman has been a member of these boards for three years. He

also did work for eight months with the city of Kenosha in the Human Resources department focusing on equal employment opportunities for the city. The list of work Tillman has done for the Racine and Kenosha communities is a lengthy one, but one particular community service project that impacted him was his evening at the soup kitchen. “There was a woman who came up to us when me and my

world by addressing root causes. Through a comprehensive program of relief, development, education and advocacy, people are connected to the resources they need to lift themselves out of poverty. Between 70-75 percent of ELCA World Hunger funds are spent internationally, and 20-25 percent are spent domestically. One particular project that was the focus of Tillman’s internship was the 100 Wells Challenge. Working with the ELCA’s National Youth Gathering in New Orleans, La., he represented ELCA World Hunger and Carthage College in front of over 40,000 youth and adults of the Lutheran faith. His goal was to raise $250,000 through the 100 Wells Challenge. Just $2500 could build a well that can bring clean water to as many as 500 families at a time. The 100 Wells Challenge unites the hopes of Lutheran youth across the country to raise $250,000 and support water projects where they are needed most. At the end of the four-day gathering the youth from all across the nation hit a record-breaking fundraising mark by raising over $450,000. Although Tillman left New Orleans with a great sense of accomplishment, he describes

“... she was in tears crying because

she hadn’t had a meal in 13 days and I’m thinking to myself I can’t even go 13 minutes without eating…” - Louis Tillman, ‘13

fraternity went to help with a meal and she was in tears crying because she hadn’t had a meal in 13 days and I’m thinking to myself I can’t even go 13 minutes without eating… After that milestone and moving forward I feel God is calling me to do some type of service in his name for the working poor, the homeless or just for the collegiate students in Kenosha.” ELCA World Hunger responds to hunger and poverty in the United States and around the

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how it’s difficult knowing he could have done more. “The hardest part is that I am just one person and there is only so much I can do and only so much time I can dedicate to certain projects. Leaving certain areas or cities knowing that you could’ve done more always internally hits you.” Currently, Tillman is working full time at the Kenosha Community Health Center. He is also a member of the NAACP, Carthage being the only school in the state of Wisconsin that has a chapter, as well as the Black Student Union, SIFE and the Gospel Messengers. As he continues to pursue his degree in Business Management and Public Relations, he plans to continue his advocacy and volunteer work for the underprivileged citizens of Kenosha while also maintaining his responsibilities as a college student. “It’s a struggle,” he says. “But working for the underprivileged citizens of the world is something I love doing with my life.”

Visit carthagecurrent.com for a video highlight of the interview with Carthage senior, Louis Tillman.

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Sexual assault plagues college campuses Emily Ramirez Managing Editor

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 20 percent to 25 percent of women will be victims of sexual assault at some point during their college careers. Less than 5 percent of these cases will be reported, according to Security On Campus, Inc., a non-profit organization geared towards protecting the safety of colleges through prevention education and victim advocacy. The Jeanne Clery Act, originally called the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, was passed in an effort to educate the public about crime statistics on all campuses receiving federal funds. Previous to the Clery Act, only about 4 percent of universities were reporting such information. In the past three years, Carthage College has had five reported sexual offenses. Also in the Kenosha area, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has had seven reported sexual offenses, though its enrollment of 5,303 is significantly larger than Carthage’s enrollment of 2,695. With 1,931 undergraduates, Concordia University in Mequon, Wis., is similar to Carthage in terms of enrollment.

For the same time period, edrinkingprevention.org show tims from reporting sexual asConcordia has had two sexual that in 97 percent of sexual as- sault, for fear that they will be sault involving alcohol, both labeled a liar. offenses reported. Melissa Lucchesi, Director parties are intoxicated. StudHowever, in April of 2011, of Program Services at Secu- ies also suggest that alcohol the Office for Civil Rights in the rity On Campus, Inc., says causes male perpetrators to U.S. Department of Education location is not an issue in re- be more aggressive and feel issued a Dear Colleague letter gards to the amount of sexual less responsible for their ac- that “lit the fire under schools assault on campuses. Rather, tions, whereas female victims to do the right thing,” says sexual assault is prevalent be- tend to be less able to resist Lucchesi. The letter serves cause 90 percent of sexual as- force and feel more respon- as a reminder to universities sault occurs between people sible for their inability to ef- around the country that Title who know IX of each other, the Edaccording to ucation the National AmendInstitute of ments Justice. This of 1972 is also why illegalsexual asizes sault is difgender ficult to predisvent. crimi“It can nation happen in fedno matter erallywhat. It’s funded 1 in 4 women will be victimized by sexual assault. like trying univerLess than five of the cases will be reported to prevent sities. a cold. You can do everything fectively resist. This means that, in order to be In addition, societal norms compliant with Title IX, unipossible – you can wash your hands and take vitamins – but create a universal mindset in versities must effectively deal you could still be victimized,” which a stigma is associated with sexual assault on their with reporting sexual assault. campuses. says Lucchesi. Another factor that is as- Often, women victims are The Campus Sexual Viosociated with sexual assault scared to come forth because lence Elimination Act (Camis the use of alcohol. “All vio- they believe that if they were pus SaVE Act) was introduced lent crimes on campuses oc- intoxicated, they are respon- on April 14, 2011, by U.S. Sencur when alcohol is involved,” sible for what happened to ator Bob Casey (D-PA) and them. The wealth of false rape U.S. Representative Carolyn adds Lucchesi. Data compiled by colleg- allegations also dissuade vic- Maloney (D-NY 14th).

The bi-partisan bill is an effort to amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. The bill builds upon the Jeanne Clery Act, adding provisions that require universities to create policies in response to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault in addition to reporting these statistics in their annual security reports. It also seeks to hold universities more accountable for sexual assault on their campuses. If passed, the bill will increase the involvement of schools in addressing sexual assault, with schools being required to thoroughly investigate all cases and put awareness programs in place. Another provision of the bill calls for the U.S. Departments of Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services to collaborate in setting standards for schools in regards to sexual assault prevention and response. The Campus SaVE Act is co-sponsored by many in Congress and is supported by more than 20 non-profit organizations, including Security On Campus, Inc. Currently, it is in the first step of the legislative process and has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

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Coming to Carthage: New faculty offer thoughts about their arrival on campus brooke schleehauf Web Editor

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Michael Brent, PostDoctoral Fellow in Western Heritage and Philosophy: “I was a little nervous coming to the Midwest, since I had stereotypes of the people here. But in fact everyone has been fantastic. People just say hello on the sidewalk, which is absolutely bizarre coming from a place like New York.”

Brant Carlson, Assistant Professor of Physics: “Coming to campus was what sealed the deal for me. All of the students that I have met to this day have been very enthusiastic, not just laying head on the desk in the back of the lecture hall. Everyone here has been extraordinarily welcoming, especially the faculty.”

Catherine (Cassie) Lau, Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Administration: “Carthage gave me the opportunity to teach both economics and finance, which I really wanted to do. I have always been attracted to the small liberal arts school environment, and I like the fact that the school is very interdisciplinary.”

Tech troubles

Tampering with the system Check out the video that goes along with this article at carthagecurrent.com Abbey Bobzin Production Designer

In an age where the media dominates society and all information is available with the click of a mouse, the temptation to download anything is at our fingertips. Students at Carthage may not know what they can and cannot do via Carthage’s wireless network and not knowing these boundaries can result in serious legal or disciplinary action. A recurring problem on campus is that of individual routers. Carthage offers wifi access to all of its students in order to utilize Internet resources throughout the year. Students that bring a router to campus generate a new network in addition to Carthage’s service that interferes with the overall efficiency of the college’s wifi. Systems Technician in the Hedberg Library, Max McGrath,

described the process of how they work. “Just last week we made the Hall Director of Johnson Hall [Courtney McNeal] aware of six rooms suspected to have routers. Routers are a problem because they essentially offer access to a network that is not ours. To get on any network, you need an IP address. The college runs a server designed to hand out IP addresses; however, the types of routers students are bringing onto campus are also designed to hand out IP addresses. Computers are not smart enough to know where to get an IP address from, they simply take the first IP address assigned to them. With people connecting to a network that is not ours, we generally can’t do much to help.” McGrath described a process of using a specific packet-sniffing program to search and find the characteristics of a router.

However, some are more difficult to locate than others. Packet-sniffing is a program or device used to track packets of data. A more precarious problem than having a router is illegal downloading. Most students don’t know what is and isn’t acceptable to do on the internet, or how having free media at their disposal is wrong. Illegal downloading on campus can result in both disciplinary and legal action. For students who feel the line is blurry, Lizz Zitron, Outreach Services Librarian, offers a concise solution. The library team worked at the end of last semester to create a video to educate the campus on what is legal and what’s not. “The hope is that the video will educated students about the legality of activities they might not consider as illegal. Because of ease of access,

many of our students do not think of downloading songs, movies and TV shows in illegal manners as stealing. We want to address misconceptions about accessing such material and help them find legal copies.” The short informational video can be found at this link: http:// www.youtube.com/watch? v=Y7ctrMjS6y4&feature=plcp The question is, if so many people illegally download, how could a single person get caught? McGrath explained, “Companies that hold the rights to copyrighted material (IRaa, HBO, etc.) are constantly scanning the web for the transmission of illegally obtained material. These companies then send us the information about the transmission (date, time, movie/music title and IP address). We can use the IP address to trace to a specific

machine [computer].” What students should be wary of is that the college is legally obligated to report suspect IP addresses to these companies that file the complaint. They can be written up for misuse of the Computer Use Policy as part of the community code. Worse, if found and reported, a college student could be sued by the company for loss of profit or damages. For the Carthage student, having a router or downloading music and movies for fun without paying is a serious offense. These choices can ruin the Internet access for other students, as well as make them liable legally for copyright infringement. Not to be taken lightly, the library staff at Carthage is working to raise awareness about the illegality of these acts as well as searching out and reporting offenders.


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Surrendering to peace War on Terror still wages on Manar Mohammad Staff Reporter

11 years ago, on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, 2,996 people headed to another day of work. Many said goodbye to their children, husbands or wives before walking out their front door. They probably gave their loved ones kisses, told them they’d see them later, maybe even made plans for dinner. They were confident they would be home once the day was over. Only they never did. On that day, an unspeakable tragedy occurred, leaving children orphaned, parents without their children, men and women without their spouses and friends without their best friends. This happened because a group of people thought they had the right to take them away and claim their lives. This group of people identified with a certain religion and claimed that they were following it. Now, 11 years later, people who identify with that same religion

are suffering the aftermath of it. The War on Terror is supposedly a global war on terrorism, but it could also be seen as a war on the country’s own Muslims, who have been facing hate crimes ever since. The terrorists who took the lives of nearly 3,000 people called themselves Muslims, leaving the rest of the world to view all Muslims as terrorists. How many people actually know what the word “Islam” means? Islam is derived from the root “salam” in Arabic, which means peace, purity, surrender and obedience. This means surrendering to the obedience of Allah (God), as well as having peace with the rest of the world and carrying peace in their hearts. Before the 9/11 attacks, Muslims were hardly looked at twice. They were just one of the many minority groups that filled the melting pot of this nation. However, that day changed everything. Not only did it affect the victims and their families, it

changed the lives of those who had a single common factor with the hijackers: their religion. What people have a difficult time understanding though is that there is a difference between real Muslims of the Islamic faith and the extremist Muslims that committed the attacks: real Muslims follow the guidelines of keeping peace with other people, while the extremists who committed the attacks did not. It’s 11 years later and American Muslims still do not feel safe in their own country. Most of them have lived in this country their whole lives, have devoted their life to their home. Yet, they face prejudice and hostility because of the actions of others. Muslim teens are bullied in school about it, adults face discrimination because of it and the hate crimes have not ended. This country is supposed to be one large cradle that accepts all religions and embraces all cultures. Did immigrants not build this nation from the day the English made it across the

Atlantic? Despite that, 9/11 marked the day that Muslims would begin to struggle to find a place to feel embraced in. Yet over the past years, women have had their scarves pulled off in public. Men have been pointed out for their beards. Bottles full of acid have been thrown at houses of worship. Muslims all over the country have been dubbed “terrorists” in various locations. The years are scattered with different incidents and hate crimes, leading to a most recent event of the Sikh temple mass shooting, in which the shooter thought the Sikhs were Muslims. Why have 11 years gone by with no change in the way Muslims should be treated in a country that promotes acceptance and diversity? It takes 11 years for a first grader to graduate and go to college. 11 years is how long it takes for a 7 pound baby to weigh 100 pounds and reach five feet tall. In 11 years, one could travel to every country in

the world. 11 years ago, most of us left school early and were planted in front of the TV with our parents to watch buildings collapse over and over again as the media channels repeated it, making sure it would be carved into every citizen’s memory. 11 years is a long time, and it should have taken less than 11 years for the War on Terror to be over. Many people seem to forget that there were American Muslims in those buildings when they collapsed. There were American Muslims working as police officers who sacrificed their lives for the sake of saving others. Out of the 2,996 victims of that dreadful day, about 60 of them were Muslim. Shouldn’t they still be considered heroes? The War on Terror is like a war that wages on with no end. The smoke will keep billowing until people finally accept each other for their different backgrounds, and stop judging each other for the mistakes of individuals.

Point/Counterpoint The identity politics game

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Nick Krueger

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Identity politics, or using certain issues to energize specific groups of voters, is arguably one of the strongest forces in American politics today. Appealing to certain groups by focusing on certain issues is nothing new, and many would argue it is merely effective campaign strategy. While Democrats are usually accused of shamelessly using and abusing identity politics to pander to small factions of the populace, the Republicans are also guilty of tailoring speeches and events to cater to certain factions within the party. While both parties choose to flirt with groups that are vastly different in some respects (the Democrats and Latinos, the GOP and Evangelicals, for instance) the strategy is fundamentally the same: isolate the one issue this group cares about, and then care about it just as much (if not more) than they do. However suspect this time-honored technique may be, it has been known to work on occasion. That’s why Dems keep bringing up the Dream Act with Hispanics, reproductive freedom with women, Medicare with senior citizens, Pell Grants with young people and health care with African Americans. In many ways, it’s almost too easy. Speaking to people who are likely to agree (and thus, vote favorably) is reassuring and dependable. The difficulty is reaching out to those who cannot identify with one or more of these groups. The real stumbling block of the Democratic Party as of late is winning over Average Joe. Good

old white, middle income, male Joe. Convincing someone who does not fit into the conventional party mold (even if the “conventional” mode is extremely diverse and fluid) that this is where their voice (and their vote) belongs is truly what can make or break elections. President Barack Obama has proven time and again that he can use these groups to fire up the progressive base, and this election cycle is proving no different. However, these are the most reliable Democrat voters, and the ones that will make the difference aren’t really being given the attention they deserve. Republicans are also at fault, as they are ready to adopt radical policies so that they win the approval (and donations) of the extremist minority. While GOP pandering is less diverse in terms of race or ethnicity or religion, it is definitely alive and well among the ranks of the radical Right, and for Republicans to claim otherwise is ludicrous. Both parties play the identity politics game, often times shamelessly, in order to fulfill the end goal of getting elected. More often than not, however, it is the Left who get slandered for it. If each side admitted to pandering, and then focused their energies on the groups they most need to win, this election would result in more informed voters across the board, which would in turn lead to a more competitive and honest election, instead of the “who can throw more money down” rat race it is fast becoming.

In this election it seems now more than ever that who people are voting for is determined not by platform, but by identity. Whether it’s faith, orientation or ethnicity, there is a generated “type” to Democrats and Republicans. At the Republican National Convention, Tuesday was all about women. Thursday was about Latinos. Regardless of how many minorities spoke (to name a few: Tim Scott, Mia Love, Nikki Haley, Artur Davis, Susana Martinez, and Marco Rubio) the fact of the matter is, as Rubio himself stated, these Republicans were all elected. They were not appointed by the white man, or by God, but by the voting populace, many of which were white-majority areas. Some critics can look at the RNC and say, “Oh, look how many tokens there are.” Others might say “This proves not all Republicans are rich, white men.” However, in either case the Republican party is playing the victim to identity politics. This doesn’t need to be so. Why does identity politics have to be a bad thing for the Republican party? In the light of the “war on women,” calls of racism and the like, as Republicans we do not need to slay this dragon, but ride it. Wednesday night of the RNC, New Mexico governor Martinez relayed a story with the following quote: “Before I ran for district attorney, two Republicans invited my husband and me to lunch, and I knew a party switch was exactly what they wanted. So, I told Chuck, `We’ll be polite, enjoy a free lunch, and then say good-bye.’ But we talked about issues -- they never used the words Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal. We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talk-

ed about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses? And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, ‘I’ll be damned. We’re Republicans.’” This quote is especially important to the concept of identity politics. What we believe on the issues makes up who we are as Americans and as voters. Even words like “liberal,” political in nature, can further define and “type” the two major parties. I would contest that Republicans do have a type, and it is not the old, Christian, white male. In the Republican party platform the U.S. Constitution is mentioned 61 times. At the RNC “God” was mentioned only nine more times than at the DNC. And how many times did RNC listeners hear the term “family of immigrants”? The Republican party doesn’t need to redefine itself to win this election, but rather publicize what it already means to be a Republican. Tea-Partiers, Constitutionalists, Catholics, Mormons and people of colors and ages across the spectrum came together at the RNC not simply to celebrate Romney. The Republican National Convention celebrated opportunity, family, success and the promise of the American dream. Who we are, above all else, are members of a family of immigrants, a family that believes in limited government and our grass roots, but also in the future’s job opportunity.“If you believe in freedom, liberty, self-determination, free enterprise, I don’t care if you’re a Muslim, Jewish, Agnostic, Christian, gay, straight, Latino, black, white, Irish, whatever. Join us.” Paul Ryan said this in 2009, but I felt it bears repeating.


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Witty lines make thoughtful rhymes Megan Woodrow Staff Reporter

The clock on the wall showed 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13. A coin was tossed into the air and someone called out. Now the real fun began. Two brilliant poets, Jared Stanley and Catherine Theis, read from their own collection of poetry for the students and faculty of Carthage College. Stanley read first to the group from his book of poetry entitled “The Weeds.” Stanley started off by reading the poem “How The Desert Did Me In.” As Stanley read, he would stop on occasion and explain something to the audience or let himself laugh at what he had written, because at certain points, his poems were humorous. Stanley continued his readings for about 30 minutes and then after a simple thank you, he stepped away from the podium.

Theis, author of “The Fraud of Good Sleep,” took Stanley’s place next as she read her poems “Paradise Sauna” and “No Small Smell.” Then she read a series of letters sent from one sister to another. They are, “The Fraud of Good Sleep.” The letters that Theis read started off simple enough and easy to follow, but as she read through more letters the audience began to wonder: who is this person who is writing all these letters to her sister? Letter after letter was read and so many emotions and trains of thought seem to be expressed. Theis made a few comments to her listeners as she read, but she also abruptly said a simple thank you to end her reading. Afterwards, people were able to ask the two poets questions. One student even wanted the two to sign an autograph. And as this was going on, the poets themselves asked a question or two of the

audience before them. When talking about himself as a writer, Stanley said, “I was 15 when I first knew that I wanted to write. I started listening to lyrics in songs and even as I wrote lyrics for the band I was in, I could tell the difference between lyrics and the writing I wanted to do.” Similarly, Theis answered the question, “I was in junior high when I knew I wanted to write. I loved literature and stories and I felt like I could learn about the world. Since I read so much it felt natural to write. It was how I could relate to things.” All in all, these two readings were highly enjoyed by all. Stephanie Anderson, ‘15, was sitting in the audience and agreed saying, “Many poems were full of unusual images, but all were beautifully constructed with the deep messages one can come to expect from great poetry.”

Jared Stanley reads a selection from “The Weeds,” his book.

Saturday Night Live’s newbies Michael snydel Copy Editor

Last week, prestige sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” announced the addition of three new members: Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, and Tim Robinson. Over the course of its 37 seasons (the 38th season premiere was last Sunday), SNL has served as a career launch pad for an enormous and diverse number of venerable funny men and women including trendy contemporary actors like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell alongside comedy legends like Eddie Murphy, John Belushi and the unimpeachable Bill Murray. In an unprecedented move,

these three newbies were all mainstays in the Chicago improv scene, which surely proves through some entirely unscientific method that Illinois is the funniest state. All veterans at esteemed comedy training ground, Second City, alongside various comedy haunts across the city, all three new members have plenty of individual and collective experience under their belts. It remains to be seen how these three will fare in the bloodthirsty arena of the American family room, but simply because, this writer will judge these three would-be comedians on their viral past. Bryant is perhaps the most promising of the three new candidates. A Phoenix, Ariz. native, Bryant’s online videos showcase a brand of awk-

ward earnest and postmodern meta humor that resembles the quirky humor Adult Swim made its name on. One video, “Let’s Share” mimics the bodily weirdness and CCTV amateur affectation practically footnoting Adult Swim black sheep “Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!” as a primary influence. Far more promising and a potentially better gauge of her talent though, Bryant’s installment of the Shrink series offers a 10-minute improv riff with Bryant feeding off a fake therapy session with fellow comic Tim Baltz that quickly devolves into darkly comedic material. Best paralleled with early episodes of “The Office,” Bryant manages to combine deadpan awkward dialogue with magnetic warmth, as if

Bryant is asking you to laugh at and with her, an immensely satisfying blend. Strong, hailing from Oak Park, Ill., is much more difficult to pin down with bits of material serving as the straight man in an absurd situation as well as a one piece starring as an obnoxiously crass and forthcoming tour guide. Perhaps the best promise comes from an installment of a continuing viral series called “Break-Ups.” Over the course of a four-minute video, Strong and fellow improv actor Paul Jurewicz act out an imaginary break-up. Strong and Jurewicz pull details out of thin air and convincingly shape their voice with the ebbs and flows of the conversation. It’s a surprisingly moving bit for such a slapdash format. On the

other hand, Strong also keeps breaking so there is a fear that Strong will be the next Bill Hader, doomed to spend every sketch failing not to crack. Finally, Robinson doesn’t have a huge footprint on the web but the video, “Ugly Baby” offers a great example of a mounting improvisation as Robinson and comic Emily Wilson create horribly twisted metaphors for an imaginary baby. One printable highlight includes “the spawn of a hobo leprechaun and an eagle.” All told, these three comedians are a promising addition to the storied roster. It should be exciting to see who can break out and who knows, maybe in 10 years, we’ll all be asking, “Who is the next Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong, or Tim Robinson?”


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Where the wild things are New art exhibit explores the shocking, deviant and grotesque

alex Albright Staff Reporter

With white Chihuahua statues draped yarn and ponytails pinned to the wall, one thing is clear: this is not your mama’s gallery show. “All Good Things Become Wild and Free” brings 19 artists from a multitude of stylistic backgrounds and experiences to share their unique and often unconventional visions at the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art. Shocking, unexpected, humorous and surprisingly heartfelt, “All Good Things Become Wild and Free” bucks gallery tradition for hardened art student and common passerby alike. This show is unique for any gallery, but especially here at Carthage. It took years in the making. Diane Levesque, Director of the H.F. Johnson Art Gallery, said, “This is part of my mission statement and goals for the gallery since I started in 2004.” Levesque went on to describe “All Good Things Become Wild and Free” as a “hard show...this kind of exhibition of non-traditional format such as installation, video, sculpture and so-called “painting” that does not fit our normal idea or representation of what those media entail.” There is an inescapable bizarreness that greets the viewer as they walk into the gallery and become instantly lost in a maze of glittery dancing statues and art that literally pops out from the wall with only a numbered gallery sheet to guide them. Even the presen-

CURRENT PHOTO ALEX FARLEY Two students watch a video titled “Everything She Wants” in shocked silence at the Art Gallery Opening of “All Good Things Become Wild and Free.”

tation of the art differs from a traditional gallery exhibition, with the numbers that link the gallery sheet hidden from plain sight, so that even basic context (such as title, artist and even medium) are hidden from the viewer. This is all part of the show’s approach of doing away with the familiar and old of the established arts, presenting instead a muchignored and inclusive category of art, aimed first and foremost at the unexpecting viewer. Those expecting the safe and familiar realm of the traditional should beware of works such as Claire Arctanders per-

CURRENT PHOTO ALEX FARLEY A viewer is captivated by a piece at the art gallery opening of “All Good Things Become Wild and Free.”

formance piece, “Everything She Wants,” which both repulses and attracts, as a projected video continuously loosp of a woman pouring various liquids and semi-liquids (milk, mouthwash, molasses, and glue to name a few) into her mouth, before letting it overflow down her chin and chest. It’s disturbing, off-putting, draws a crowd and is firmly rooted in base “ick” factor. This is not to discredit the artist’s in this show, but the piece certainly speaks to separate the good from the bad and the bad from the ugly of this wide collection of art and

artists. And a wide collection of art it is, as video, statues, installation, ceramics, painting, performance, photography, sculpture and ‘zines come together in the expansive tent of “Craft,” all with varying degrees of execution and success. Artist Allison Schulnik (the artist behind Grizzly Bears “Ready, Able” music video) particularly stands out as she accomplishes the uncomfortably beautiful in her video “Mound,” which brings garish clay figures to life as they twist, dance and meld back into each other while set hauntingly to the crooning

of Scott Walker’s (A BritishAmerican songwriter, not the governor) “It’s Raining Today.” The clay figures themselves seem to be the remnants of a child’s abandoned playdough set, as they are a hodgepodge of colors that swirl and flash before the eye in a brilliant display. Schulnik’s work succeeds in its ability and willingness to embrace the ugly with such charm and love as not to be caught or weighed down by it. There is something wonderfully freeing about being able to walk around an art gallery, looking one moment at giant white inflatable blobs drenched in neon paint (like a Macy’s Day Parade gone to a rave), and next to looking at floral wallpaper and textures meticulously cut and pieced together as they explode from the wall, all without missing a beat or feeling that anything is more or less out of place than anything else. As Levesque explained, “It’s quite exciting that this is at Carthage because this represents, and I hate this phrase, ‘the cutting edge’ of what is happening in the art world currently what the young artists are doing but also what mid-career artists are engaging in as well. So it is as if we had gone to Chicago and gotten a handful of the flavor of what is actually going on now and brought it to Carthage.” Good or bad, embrace or reject it, this is the best quality of art: that no matter what you think of it, at least you think.

CURRENT PHOTO ALEX FARLEY Viewers admire work at the art gallery’s opening of “All Good Things Become Wild and Free.”


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Chicago An open letter to Teachers representative Union Todd Akin fights back

OPINION

Tory Martinez Staff Reporter

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Amanda Terry Staff Reporter

The CTU continues to fight out negotiations for a better contract after turning down another contract from the Chicago School Board Sunday evening. Meanwhile, students across Chicago have gone without school instruction for a week and parents are forced to continue to find other accommodations for their children. The CTU began negotiations with Chicago Public Schools back in November of 2011 and have not been able to come to an agreement since. CPS lengthened the school day without the proper compensation or resources. The CTU fought that decision, claiming CPS needed to give them the respect they deserve before they would even consider continuing to work for them. “I do not understand why [The Chicago School Board] is pushing everyone away from their jobs,” says education major Erica Richards, ’14. The cost of living goes up 2 percent every year, so the percentage of the raise

that is given to the teachers should be higher or at least match that.” It is not just the monetary compensation the CTU is disgruntled with; it is also the lack of resources the teachers have for their students. Schools across Chicago are not funded equally, forcing some schools to cut important activities, such as art and music, while other schools do not have enough money for supplies. They have also been fighting the under-staffing of the schools and the unpreparedness of CPS to take on the longer school day. The CTU says they plan to continue to strike until they receive what they deserve and the compensation in all aspects to provide the necessities for their students. “It’s astonishing,” Richards adds, “that after 25 years [of teaching], some teachers are willing to completely walk away whether the percentage is matched or not.” That just goes to show the seriousness of these teachers and the lengths they will go to in order to fight for what they feel is right.

Dear Toddykins, First, I just wanted to thank you for the biology lesson. I had no idea my body would shut down and instinctually know not to get pregnant in the event that I get raped! And now I know to make sure that if I get raped to make sure it’s legitimate…so no more asking for it by wearing low cut tops and walking outside alone (I guess all bets are off then). It’s also refreshing to know that if it’s not in fact real rape, and I do in fact end up getting knocked up, I get to keep my blessed miracle as a daily reminder of my sluttish ways. Only easy girls get raped, right? I also think it’s interesting that you have recently come out as accusing President Obama of not liking America. I always thought it was suspicious that he actually had to publish his birth certificate,

but after I saw how he had Osama bin Laden killed and how he decided to sanction air strikes against a repressive regime in the Middle East, I just knew in my bones that he hated the stars and stripes. We need more people like you in the senate to write the president’s foreign policy and tell him what for. I know times have been rough ever since all of your Republican friends pulled their funding and support for your campaign, and watching vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan tell the world that “rape is rape” must have been hard to hear. You guys were friends, right? And didn’t you write a bill redefining rape together? How dare he turn his back on you, after all the work you guys did together! But I guess he’s pretty busy hanging out with Mittens now, and you do ask for a lot of time and attention.

And after all, you do have your campaign to think of. I know Senator McCaskill thinks she has this race in the bag, but it’s totally possible for you to win, even without the majority of the women’s vote or support from your party. And she’s even paying for some of your ads now, right? Truthfully, I think she likes having some competition. So, my parting advice to you is this: keep saying you’re sorry, and maybe if you say it often enough, they’ll believe you and take you back. I would even go so far as to suggest the old “trench coat and a boom box blaring eighties love songs” route. Sooner or later, your GOP friends will realize you’re right and take you back. Probably. Good luck with the election! Sincerely, Tory Martinéz

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Student Government Update

Amendments to the Student Government Constitution have been made. To view these changes please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/carthage.edu/ student-government-amendments/

New Positions Elected: Organization Liaison - Jenni Farlow Multicultural Liaisons - Allison Von Borstel, Nicole Devine, and Vivian Onano The Parliamentarian - Lizzie Cook The Secretary - Athena Medar


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Election update

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Countdown to election day: 49 days

Most polls show President Barack Obama slightly ahead of Governor Mitt Romney, if only by a small margin, including in most swing states, with the exception of North Carolina. The Romney campaign has recently decided to take a new direction focusing on foreign policy given the recent events in the Middle East. However, polls show that most Americans still put more faith in President Obama when it comes to dealing with foreign policy. President Obama will file a trade report against China this week for the illegal subsidization of exports of cars and car parts. Obama believes that the subsidies encourage America to outsource car and car parts production to China, with these products then exported into the U.S. or other nations. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is officially on the ballot in 47 states and could potentially affect the outcome of the election in swing states, providing the faction of Ron Paul followers change alliances and cast their votes for him. He currently has 2-4 percent of the electorate, which is significant enough to sway things in favor of either candidate at this point.

Tory martinez Staff Reporter

Swing States: Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nevada, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Mexico

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A year after the repeal of DADT: An open door society full of optimism Jacquelynn Glass Staff Reporter

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) became the U.S. Military’s official stance on homosexuality as of Dec. 21, 1993. It banned discrimination against members of the military who are closeted homosexuals or bisexuals, while also banning openly homosexual or bisexual individuals from serving in the U.S. Military. It was repealed on Sept. 20, 2011. This repeal came with many public responses. Caitlyn Stenerson, ‘14, believes that “while it has not eradicated sexually-based violence in the military, the repeal has caused a great deal of relief for many servicemen and women nationwide and in our foreign wars.” Samantha Meszaros, ‘15, adds that she watched a documentary about DADT, and believes the repeal “made the military more effective because the resources used to find LGBT soldiers can now be used to actually protect our

country.” However, other public responses were against the repeal from the beginning, believing it would damage recruiting efforts, have a negative effect on troop readiness and some opponents even go so far as to suggest it would destroy the All-Volunteer Force. Others believe it goes against the rights of religious service members who are opposed to homosexuality. Despite the public concerns, a year after the repeal, studies show that there has been no negative effect on the U.S. military and service men and women. While there are still instances of anti-gay bullying in the military, overall, the repeal has caused more happiness and relief than anything. Soldiers can live with the comfort in knowing they no longer need to hide a huge part of who they are from their fellow soldiers, men and women they consider to be like family.

Carthage Republicans meet Paul Ryan Allison Von Borstel Section Editor

With the constant ads, lawnposters and newspaper headings, it’s hard to miss the fact that the presidential campaign sector of the nation has woken up from its four-year slumber. In addition to daily world news, journalists from every corner of the nation are covering the story that will impact each and every citizen: the 2012 presidential election. Every person should know the candidates by now. For the Democrats incumbent Barack Obama will be running with Joe Biden against Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The Carthage Republicans had the rare opportunity to meet vice-presidential candidate Ryan. The event was held at Victory Town Hall in De Pere, Wis. last Wednesday, Sept. 12. Although students had to travel three hours to meet the candidate, they report it was well worth the ride. Junior Ashley Hardiman, ‘14, reflected on the day with a developed bipartisan opinion saying, “I really enjoyed the experience. One thing that Ryan focused on that I think both parties can agree on is that it is

time to stop making excuses. We need to come together and start holding our politicians more accountable and really work together to help get America back on track.” Students not only got to meet Ryan, but also had the opportunity to personally ask him questions about pertinent issues relating to college students. One Carthage student, Tom Reddington, ‘16, directly asked Ryan if the Romney/Ryan ticket would set a deadline on a solution for improving America’s economic situation. Sophomore Chelsea Shields, ‘15, reflects on the experience as a whole saying, “We’re so grateful for the opportunity to hear from Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin native.” The Carthage faculty was also excited to hear about this amazing opportunity for students. Professor of political science, Jeffrey Roberg commented, “If you get the opportunity to go hear a presidential or vice-presidential nominee, take it. It

doesn’t matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican, go hear them speak.” No matter where their political affiliation lies, students should be on the look out for additional opportunities this coming term. Carthage students will have another chance to speak with a public official Oct. 31, when director of the Government Accountability Board Kevin Kennedy will come to Carthage to speak with students about the current election. Each and every student at Carthage has the opportunity to effect change by casting a ballot this coming November. This upcoming election will have a direct impact on students’ lives in the near future, but as Roberg points out, “If you want politicians to pay attention to you, then you have to pay attention to them.”

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Crossword

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ACROSS 1. Slip 5. Very slow in tempo 10. Quick 14. Conceal 15. Heavenly hunter 16. Margarine 17. Absent Without Leave 18. He eats no meat 20. Territorial reserve 22. Dissolvable 23. Tin 24. Awry 25. An orderly grouping 32. Ancestors 33. Embankment 34. Steal 37. Only 38. Assail 39. A Maori club 40. French for “Summer” 41. A type of small mammal 42. Auspices 43. Nobility 45. The outer layer of the Earth 49. Japanese apricot 50. Nag 53. Clear up 57. Inadvertent 59. One who accomplishes 60. Sodium chloride 61. Pleasant 62. Colored part of an eye 63. Type of sword 64. A common green newt 65. 1/100th of a dollar

DOWN 1. Bogus 2. Flightless bird 3. False god 4. Fragile 5. Affectionate 6. District 7. 18-wheeler 8. “Comes and ____” 9. Savvy about 10. Meeting place 11. Excuse 12. Aquatic mammals 13. Notes 19. Winged 21. Bronzes 25. Backside 26. Part of a plant 27. Part in a play 28. Lacquer ingredient 29. Plateaux 30. What’s happening 31. Mesh 34. Indian music 35. Ear-related 36. Not idle 38. Tavern 39. Occasional 41. Old hat 42. Air force heroes 44. Egg dish 45. Pursue 46. Summary 47. Parental brother 48. Malice 51. Formally surrender 52. A round handle 53. Dash 54. Old stories 55. Blood vessel 56. At one time (archaic) 58. A large open vessel

Sudoku Medium

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CURRENT CLOSE-UP Current Comic ALEX ALBRIGHT

Current Photo Jenna apple

The new CURRENT CLOSE-UP Challenge yourselves by locating the above photo on campus. Challenge your friends and fellow Carthaginians to the test and see who can locate the photo first. The subject and location of the previous week’s photo will be released the following week.


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SPORTS IN SHORT ISABEL SHAINDLIN Staff Reporter

Men’s Cross Country Saturday, Sept. 15 Carthage took second out of 15 teams at the

Friday, Sept. 15 Carthage took 8 out of 22 teams at the Illinois

Concordia University “Falcon Invitational”

Wesleyan University “Fall Classic” on day one

Men’s Football

Women’s Soccer

Saturday, Sept. 15

Wednesday, Sept. 12 Carthage College 1, Wisconsin

Wartburg College 27, Carthage College 3

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Crossing paths with the Lady Reds: Women’s cross country wins invitational

Men’s Golf Friday, Sept. 14 Carthage won the Wisconsin-

Friday, Sept. 14 Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Oshkosh 1 (double overtime)

EMILY RAMIREZ Managing Editor

2, Carthage College 0

Parkside “Ryder Cup” 32-22

Men’s Soccer Friday, Sept. 14

Women’s Tennis Wednesday, Sept. 12 Augustana College 5, Carthage College 4

Carthage College 2, Hope College 1 Saturday, Sept. 15 Carthage College 3, Albion College 1

Women’s Volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 11 Carthage College 3, Wheaton College (Ill) 0

Women’s Cross Country Saturday, Sept. 15 Carthage took first place out of 19 teams at the Concordia University “Falcon Invitational”

Women’s Golf Thursday, Sept. 13 Carthage took first place out of 7 teams at the Carthage College Fall Invitational

Friday, Sept. 14 Carthage College 3, St. Mary’s College (Ind) 0 University of Chicago 3, Carthage College 1 Saturday, Sept. 15 Dominican University (Ill) 3, Carthage College 0 Carthage College 3, St. Norbert College 0

Competing with 19 other teams, Carthage women’s cross country team took first place at the “Falcon Invitational” at Concordia University (Wis.) this past weekend, Sept. 15-16. Aurora University came in second place with 53 points, just two points shy of the Lady Reds’ 51-point win. Trailing in third place was Carroll University (Wis.) with 127 points. Though the overall 6K race was won by a Carroll University finisher with a time of 22:50.50, Carthage’s Katie Kummerer, ’14, came in close second with a time of 22:56.40. Other top finishers from Carthage include Karin Wirth, ’13, in fifth place, Sarah Myss, ’16, in ninth, Danielle Fiarito, ’16, in 15th and Nicole Nepote, ’16, in 21st.

Katie Kummerer, ‘14

The Lady Reds’ season is “off to a great start,” said Head Coach Stephanie Domin. On Sept. 7, Carthage placed third out of 13 teams in the “Spartan Classic” at Aurora University. “We have a talented group of freshman and a great leadership from the returners. We are hoping for big things,” said Domin. On Saturday, Sept. 22, the women’s cross country team will compete in the Wheaton College (Ill.) Invitational.


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“Battle on the Border” Red Men and Lady Reds soccer rise up in tournament

Cale Brown, ’14, #12, a forward for the men’s Carthage soccer team kicks the ball during the game on Sunday , Sept. 9. The Red Men wrapped up at “Battle of the Border” against St. Norbert with a score of 6-1 for the win.

ISABEL SHAINDLIN Staff Reporter

Friday, Sept. 7, marked the first day of play for the sixth annual “Battle on the Border” tournament, hosted by Carthage College at Art Keller Field. The tournament hosted several teams, and both the men’s and women’s soccer teams prevailed with great victories. The Red Men and Lady Reds played two games over the course of the tournament, one on Friday, Sept. 7, and one on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Red Men soccer team disposed of their two opponents quickly and efficiently, beating Northland College 10-0 on Friday, while also winning 6-1 on Sunday versus St. Norbert College. Senior captain Will Veliz, ’13, had nothing but positive things to say about the two wins. When asked about the team mood after winning their “Battle on the Border” games, he replied, “Our team is feeling pretty confident to have put a lot of goals on the board. They were both teams that we honestly should have beaten dominantly, so it’s great we came out with such high scores.” Last year the Red Men soccer team took home the CCIW Conference Championship title. They believe that they have the same amount, if not more talent than last year, giving

them a great shot at doing it all over again. “It’s hard setting a goal for this season. If we do any less from last season it could be disappointing,” Veliz explains. “Winning another CCIW Championship would be great, but in general I think just playing as well as we know we can play is the most important goal.” The Red Men scored 10 goals against Northland College, a new record for Art Keller Field. They had scored five goals before half-time, and head coach Steve Domin was able to give a good amount of non-starters playing time to keep the lead. St. Norbert was undefeated coming into their game versus Carthage, so the win was an important and emotional one. Veliz pointed out one other key factor into their strategy from the weekend in total. “Taking care of teams such as Northland and St. Norbert shows that we make our own luck and create our own chances. It says something when we can be really dominant and control our mistakes.” The Lady Reds soccer team took home a 1-0 win against Lake Forest College on Friday, while tying St. Norbert College on Sunday in double overtime. The win on Friday snapped a two-game losing streak to start off their season, and the Lady

Reds were very happy with the win. With goals to make it into the CCIW Conference Tournament this year, the Lady Reds have been preparing themselves for tough games and practices. Senior Kia Miller, ’13, explained how their team stays focused for exciting yet painstakingly long games. “Our team does a lot of team bonding, and we’re a really tight group. It’s nice to just be with ourselves before games so we can focus and get the best out of our season.” When asked about playing a team with a sixth place ranking in the regional polls, Miller responded, “We allowed them to get two goals right away, so we had to come back in the second half. Both teams worked really hard in double overtime, it was a hard fought game on both ends. We came back from a 2-0 deficit, which is tough in itself.” The Lady Reds know that it is tough to lose games in double overtime, yet they know it is important to learn from tough games like it. With a good group of new freshmen on their hands, the Lady Reds soccer team has a bright future and rest of the season. The Red Men will take on St. Olaf College on Friday, Sept. 21, at Art Keller Field. The Lady Reds play the University of Dubuque on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Art Keller Field as well.

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Current Photo JOhanna Heidorn Alyssa Baker, ’14, #4, a defender for the women’s Carthage soccer team moves the ball under pressure during the game on Sunday, Sept. 9, at “Battle of the Border” against St. Norbert. Lady Reds tied the game 2-2 in double overtime against St. Norbert at Art Keller Field.


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