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When: Nov. 6 at 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Holy Nativity Evangelical Lutheran Church How: Shuttles will meet at the flagpole to transport students.

DANCE PRESENTATION: “LOST IN THE STACKS” 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Niemann Theater

THURSDAY LIBRARY CELEBRATION: LEARNING, LEADING, AND THE LIBRARY Medieval Libraries: Past, Present, and Future 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. First Crusade and Apocalypse: Why the World Ended in 1099 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.




Volume 134 | Issue 5

October 10, 2012

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Lady Reds take second TYLER STROHL Staff Reporter

The Lady Reds golf team finished second this past weekend in the CCIW Conference Tournament. The tournament lasted Thursday through Saturday just up the road at Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine. Carthage was considered the host for the tournament and Head Coach Tyler Wollberg was glad to have the course so close to home. “It is our home course and Meadowbrook is the type of course that you will have an advantage on due to its layout.” Wollberg went on to add, “We get to go through our regular routines in the morning. It is a huge advantage to be able to sleep in your own bed to ensure proper rest.” The Lady Reds showed this advantage the first day as they came out and trailed eventual-champion Illinois Wesleyan by just seven strokes. Senior leaders Tabby Bell, ’13, and Heidi Chronowski, ’13, finished 13th and 19th respectively

and both were excited and satisfied with their final season. “We had three players who are tied for the lowest rounds in Carthage history and all six of our varsity members shot some really low scores this season” explained Bell, adding, “We are a very close-knit group of women and we are all going to have lasting friendships. I’ve found some of my best friends on the team and we are all very supportive of each other.” Chronowski echoed her teammate’s statements saying, “I think what I’ll remember most is the people. While you’re out on the course playing, you have plenty of time to talk with your components whether it is with your own teammates during practice or with other teams during tournaments.  The friendships you make are great and you really get to know a diverse amount of people.” Six Lady Reds golfers were sent to the tournament and all of them finished in the top half individually. Both Coach Wollberg and Bell

thought that Illinois Wesleyan and North Central would be the top competitors. Carthage beat North Central by 27 strokes and put up a strong effort against rival Illinois Wesleyan. Chronowski was adamant before the tournament about Wesleyan. “No doubt our toughest competition is Illinois Wesleyan, who have won conference the past 10 years in a row.” The Lady Reds put up an incredible fight, but in the end it was not enough to stop Illinois Wesleyan from their eleventh consecutive championship. The highest placing individual Carthage golfer was Taylor Dory, ‘14. Dory finished sixth overall and was given All-Conference Honors. She continued her success at the conference tournament after her first collegiate win a week earlier at the Sept. 25 Elmhurst Invitational. The Lady Reds may not have completed their goal of winning conference, but they still have a lot to be proud of. Carthage had two CCIW “Lady Golfers of the

Week” and five of the six golfers sent to conference had won individual honors at earlier tournaments this season. Overall, Coach Wollberg could not have been more pleased with his team’s performance at conference and for the whole season. The thing he’ll remember most is his upperclassmen. “The seniors, I’ve been working with the girls the past two years and it still amazes me on how much they have progressed throughout this time. It’s a great group of girls and they will be missed come next year.” The strong showing by Dory and other underclassmen will help to ease the upcoming departures of Bell, Chronowski and the other senior Lady Reds. Chronowski and Bell have formed a family here at Carthage and they know the strong golf tradition will continue. Bell summed the season up nicely acknowledging, “I will remember all of the memories we have made as a team and all of the things we have accomplished together.”




Erin Holst, ‘13, swings through her shot at the CCIW Champions in Racine. The women’s golf team finished second.




Oh, The places you will go Study abroad fair allows students to experiencenew worlds

aid outside of Carthage, and Laurel Mckenzie they, along with the study Staff Reporter abroad here at Carthage, assist students with their necessary It was hard to miss the posters legal documents such as visas around campus featuring an and passports. array of slogans with varying Kulke elaborated on degrees of benevolent bluntness. Carthage’s study abroad by From, “No regrets, study abroad explaining that Carthage now,” to “we’re glad you’re here, “doesn’t administer most of now go away,” the Study Abroad its programs, but that allows Department has been doing its us the flexibility in finding best to convince students that one that’ll fit.” He highlighted they should attend the study the benefit of being able to abroad informational fair, which suit each student’s individual was held on Oct. 4 and that they needs and goals. “There can should take advantage of the be much more than just opportunity to beef up not only academic programs... They can their passports and resumes be experimental and combine but their cultural experiences internships, volunteering as well. or they can focus on a Director of the Study “There can be much particular theme.” Abroad Department, Dillinger has many Eric Kulke, commented, more than just academic plans for her future, both “There are professional at Carthage and abroad. benefits, in terms of programs... They can be She was glad she got so identifying both career and academic goals, experiential and combine much information at the fair. “It was good. being pushed in a way you haven’t been pushed internships, volunteering, I just need a basic idea right now. Next before. There are cultural year I’ll start looking benefits, because you’re or they can focus on a at specific programs learning to question and what Carthage your understanding particular theme.” recommends.” Studying of reality and different ways of doing or believing. And this happen,’” Kulke said. Tori abroad may seem like a scary, there are the social benefits Dillinger, ’16, attended the fair new experience, but Kulke of making new friends with and was excited about going believes it’s worth it. Having people from other cultures and overseas in the future. “I’m a been personally inspired by exploring what it means to be Japanese major, and I really like his time in Spain, he hopes you.” When asked to sum up the idea of studying abroad. I’m he can help today’s students the study abroad experience he really interested in other cultures realize their potential through said, “Studying aboard is a very in general, and I think it’d be the challenge and excitement personal, individual activity. You really cool to see them from a of living and learning in a foreign country. new perspective.” can’t boil it down.” Kulke offered last words The logistics of studying Students who attended the informational fair picked abroad, while daunting at first, of advice that, “It’s about up dozens of pamphlets and are less intimidating broken pushing your independence. booklets outlining each study down and individually examined. It can be so challenging in abroad program. The possibilities Almost every program offers ways you didn’t anticipate. really is are endless – students can travel something that will factor into Engagement anywhere from Jordan to Chile, the Carthage plan even if not the key; you have to get speak anything from French to in your major. Many programs involved. Don’t just be Hindi, and spend a spring break offer scholarships or financial a spectator.” or year overseas. Among the 12 organizations represented, hundreds of opportunities existed, and students were left with armloads of information. If you missed it, however, it’s not too late to get involved in study abroad. Kulke’s first piece of advice is to start thinking about it early in order to plan the best time to go. With proper consideration in advance, students with double majors have been able to spend two semesters abroad and still graduate in four years. “You just have to be organized and deliberate about planning. It’s a lot easier if you’re a first-year student saying, ‘I want to make


News in brief Brooke Schleehauf Web Editor



Egyptian president finishes first Gay “cure” therapies for 100 days minors banned California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Sept. 29 that will ban nonscientific therapies that claim to overcome homosexuality. The law will take effect on Jan. 1 and states that no mental health provider can provide the aforementioned therapies to minors in the pursuit of changing sexual orientation. Pro-therapy specialists and organizations have already begun filing lawsuits against California officials and seeking to overturn lowers the bill on the grounds of infringement of civil rights.

Despite critics arguing to the contrary, Mohammad Morsi defended his performance in his first 100 days in office in a twohour speech on Oct. 6. Morsi admitted that he had not yet fulfilled key promises from his campaign to fix Egypt’s garbage and traffic problems and its energy crisis, but noted the improvement in the basic issues he set out to fix in his first 100 days. The ceremony also included a military parade to mark the anniversary of Egypt’s 1973 war against Israel. Mormon church missionary age limit

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has augmented its minimum age for missionaries from 19 to 18 years old for men and from 21 to 19 years old for women. The changes replace decades-old requirements and will go into effect immediately. Church president Thomas Monson stated that the requirement change was in response to the needs of the growing church and will significantly increase its missionary force.

Death on border attributed to friendly fire

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has deemed the death of Nicholas J. Ivie and subsequent injuries of one other United States Border Patrol agent due to an accident involving only the agents. The incident occurred near the Arizona-Mexico line on Oct. 2. The agents responded to an alarm triggered by a sensor meant to detect smugglers and Pakistan marches in protest of others attempting to enter the U.S. drones United States illegally. Two men were previously arrested in Imran Khan led thousands Mexico in possible connection of Pakistanis and a small group to the shooting. of U.S. anti-war activists in a motorcade march on Oct. 6. Gas prices hit all time high The group started in Islamabad, travelled the 250 mile long route The price of gasoline in to South Waziristan in protest of California rose to $4.6140 per U.S. drone strikes and claimed gallon on Oct. 7. AAA reported to be a peace march despite the that prices rose an average of considerable amount of danger 47 cents per gallon in the past protestors faced. A Pakistan week. The dramatic increase is Taliban faction threatened due to a power outage on Oct. 1 suicide bombers to put an end to in a Southern California refinery that lessened supply. the demonstration



Magic gathering: Trading card game attracts players all over Carthage Carolyn kick

Kenosha Art Association MattHew Hulkoff Staff Reporter

The Kenosha Art Association, or KAA, is one of the local, nonprofit organizations that are working hard to further enrich the people. Since 1950, the KAA has offered art classes, hosted numerous annual events, and even donated scholarships to local art college students on a yearly basis. The KAA is determined to enrich the minds and bodies of the local community by showcasing and promoting the use of any and every type and style of art available. Local events that are hosted by the KAA are called “3rd Fridays.” These events are done on a monthly basis and are made to display and spread word of the local artists of every media. They often have many artist galleries, music presentations and various other activities, such as food vendors, games and some other local businesses. On Oct. 13th, the KAA will be hosting a new annual event called the Fall Festival, that will coincide with the next “Second Saturday.” It is a free, city-sponsored event that is aimed more towards family,

Staff Reporter

“Magic: the Gathering” has taken the campus by storm. Called “Magic” for short, this game consists of collecting various cards, creating a strategic deck and beating opponents. The general play of the game begins with creature cards. The creatures can deal damage against each other. An important part of Magic is energy, which is represented by land cards played every turn. This energy is what allows a player to cast creatures, and fight the opponent. The ultimate goal of the game is to bring your opponent’s life down from 20 to zero. Carthage’s interest in Magic is represented by the official “Magic: the Gathering Club.” The club allows Magic players to meet up, play a few games, trade cards and hang out with fellow players. Magic club member Jackson Marlin, ’16, has been playing magic for six years and says the club “is pretty relaxed,” and that “there’s really no regimented thing.” This allows players freedom to hone skills, craft their decks or simply meet other students who are interested in Magic. Marlin loves Magic because “it’s one of the very few games that can be ungodly casual or ungodly competitive.” It’s up to the player. He also emphasizes that “it doesn’t eat up a lot of time.” Many players play a few casual games while simultaneously doing homework. Another club member, Zach Scherrer, ’16, says he spends about two to six hours a week on Magic. He enjoys the game because “it’s different every time, and you always have to think about something new when you play.” Both Marlin and Scherrer agree


Current Photo Edward fernandez the best place close to campus to purchase Magic cards is Outpost Gaming, located about a block away from the Best Western in downtown Kenosha. Carthage’s Magic Club is currently working on securing Outpost Gaming as a sponsor, which would allow club members a 10 percent discount membership card for all Magic purchases. In the meantime, for those interested in starting Magic, Scherrer encourages them “to watch a few matches and see if they like it.” Magic Club

previously met every Friday but is in the process of choosing a new night to meet on. Interested students should make sure to check out the “Carthage Magic: the Gathering Club” group on Facebook. Magic Club currently has approximately 12 regularly attending members, and is always welcoming more. Marlin thinks Magic is great because “it’s constantly changing and evolving,” and that students enjoy it because “it’s like a gigantic puzzle that can never be solved.”

but is open to all. There will be pumpkin carving, music and other activities throughout. This is a good chance for locals to interact and develop new bonds with local art and each other. Another upcoming event, in which the KAA will be assisting with, is “BeExposed! to the arts.” This is a local gathering that hosts multiple different artistic presentations, including the Poetry Underground group. This event showcases many different artistic styles and methods, while at the same time creating a warm and casual environment. In an interview with the director of the KAA, Francisco Loyola, he said, “We are just brushing the surface….” Loyola hopes that, with the help of everybody, the art community will continue to grow. So, if you have free time, and it’s a nice day, please take the time to walk, bike or drive downtown and visit some of the local art and artists, and attend some of the events. It is an enormous boost to the dedicated people of the local art scene, here in Kenosha. Hunter McKenzie, ‘13, stated “I think it is exciting to see visual art being pursued and supported in Kenosha”

Event listings and information -Fall Festival: Saturday, Oct. 13, 12-4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 625 52nd St. -Second Saturday: Saturday, Oct. 13, afternoon at downtown -“BeExposed! to the arts”: Friday, Oct. 19,6-9 p.m. at the Southport Beach House, 7825 First Ave.

Student Government Update -SG granted Writer’s Guild a 30-day trial. They will be back on Nov. 6 for full recognition. -Circle K was granted the Organization of the Month monetary award -Student Life Enhancement is working on three new initiatives for Carthage students. Email for more information. -Senators will be surveying students for suggestions on Carthage.

CURRENT PHOTO Caitlin cook Francisco Loyola, director of the Kenosha Art Association, poses by selected art pieces on display in the center.



Star of hope: Event raises awareness for violence against women Abbey Bobzin Production Designer

In a day and age where equality is a central issue, Americans tend to forget the grave injustices committed all around the world. For Divisional Chair of the Fine Arts and Assistant Professor of Theatre Herschel Kruger, the goal at hand is to raise awareness. All around the world women are victims for heinous crimes against them, hindering their growth physically, intellectually, economically and socially. With Kruger’s guidance, Carthage is joining the fight to bring change to how women are treated. It all started with a simple visit to the Discovery World Museum in Milwaukee, Wis. and a thoughtprovoking documentary. Kruger and his wife saw the documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” based off a book of the same name. Authored by journalistic couple Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof, the two took to shedding light on the brutal conditions women are facing all around the world. This documentary films the real issues that are discussed in their book, and enlists the help of six American actresses to generate more media interest. Accompanied by Kristof, these actresses witnessed the shortcomings given to foreign women firsthand. Eva Mendes traveled to Sierra Leone, witnessing rape and gender violence; Meg Ryan to Cambodia, learning about sex trafficking of young girls; Gabrielle Union to Vietnam, discovering the lack of education for girls; Diane Lane to Somaliland, witnessing maternal mortality and the effect of female genital mutilation; America Ferrera to India, seeing the effect of intergenerational prostitution; and Olivia Wilde to Kenya, witnessing economic empowerment by selfsustaining women. The documentary leaves the viewer with undeniable

statistics that both shock and repulse. In Sierra Leone at Amie Kandeh’s Rainbo Center, 90 percent of the rape victims who go there for counseling and medical attention have sexually transmitted infections from their rapists. Of those raped, 26 percent are under the age of 12. India has the biggest problem of sex trafficking and prostitution in the world. In Africa, three million girls per

how we could raise awareness and raise money with drama,” Kruger explained. With the help of Sandra Bisciglia, the event gained momentum and collaboration with Multicultural Affairs, ONE Organization, GEAR and the Panhellenic Council on campus. On Oct. 1 and 2, a screening of the documentary was held again on campus with roughly 40 students in attendance over both nights, all eager to help and raise awareness in any way possible. While the movement ignited with a single documentary, the goals and plans for the future are great. The overarching theme is to raise awareness about the violence and oppression against women on campus and how that can transfer to our everyday lives and the women around us. The immediate goal is to raise $2,000 to sponsor a student to attend high school in Kenya, with the hope to raise more money in the future to purchase supplies for women in need. While a professor has anonymously donated 500 dollars towards this cause already, a series of events will be held by the Theatre Department to encourage more donations and awareness. Play readings with similar thematic material are scheduled throughout the year, including “Ruined” by Lynn Nottage and an original play “Day After Night” written by Mikaley Osley, ’14, with the hopes of having an original play about women and oppression written for the J-Term 2014 Ensemble and Experimental Acting course. Kruger also intends to tie in the event with this year’s musical, “Spring Awakening.” While plans are still being set into motion, student involvement is crucial in continuing to get these planned events off the ground. For students interested, contact Kruger for information on how to get involved and receive updates on the events. The Hedberg Library will be purchasing the documentary “Half the Sky” at the end of October, available for checkout

“I was angry and inspired. It’s pretty hard-hitting. If you watch this and aren’t moved or upset, then you’re pretty ice-cold.” -Herschel Kruger year are victims to female genital mutilation, leading to increased mortality rates in childbirth. One in 12 women die in childbirth in developing countries. Statistics presented like these push for awareness, if not action. For Kruger, the documentary and its shock value empowered him to take action. “I was angry and inspired. It’s pretty hardhitting. If you watch this and aren’t moved or upset, then you’re pretty ice-cold. I think it’s just the way it’s presented and the people. It’s really about people like Somaly Mam, John Wood and a couple of the other men and women who run these programs that you’re just inspired by them. You see how they have made a difference, or you meet the girls and the things that they’ve been through and how they’re able to stand up and be courageous. They are examples to other young girls their age. They’re pretty incredible,” he explained. The reaction he, his wife and countless others at the museum had moved Kruger to see how change could be made locally. Unsure of how to start or what to do, Kruger thought about how Carthage could make an impact. “I felt helpless, then I felt excited because I thought about what tools I have as an educator. I thought about my students and I was getting these ideas about


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Amanda Acosta, ‘14 “I would like Carthage Security to be able to give students a ride to or from their parking lot. I understand that security has other aspects to patrol, but I think student safety should be their number one priority. I personally don’t feel like they are very approachable and I wouldn’t trust them to respond adequately in an emergency matter.”

Ron Schaefer, ‘15 “I’d say prompt responsiveness to student requests and, in general, a higher level of concern for campus activities. On multiple occasions last year I stood out in the 32 degree or less weather as I waited close to 45 minutes even after being assured that a security shuttle should be arriving within the next five minutes.”

Ally Dahms, ‘13 “I would like to see better parking for commuters so that we have spots when there are events on campus.” Current Photos Caitlin Cook




Wisdom from the whiteboard In an effort to provide the Carthage community with a variety of viewpoints, The Current has designated a column specifically for the Carthage staff and faculty. If you are a staff or faculty member that is interested in writing an editorial piece for The Current please contact Kendra Koeppen at

View from the spire ROSS LARSON

Dean of A.F. Siebert Chapel

The Current staff graciously has invited me and other faculty members to write occasionally, and I am grateful for the chance. I’ll address a few campus issues as I see them from the lofty perspective of the chapel spire, high enough to be harmless, I hope. This first column needs to be an apology and a request for forgiveness. I try to talk about this every fall term. I went to my high school reunion a few years ago and learned something that really hurt.

First, I need to describe my growing up. It was a Scandinavian family, supportive but not very emotional. (You can’t tell a Swede a joke on Saturday for fear he’ll laugh out loud in church the following day). To say I was sheltered is putting it mildly. Not a social butterfly. No idea how to talk to girls. Intimate feelings were not shared. At the reunion several decades later, I met Steve and memories came flooding back. Steve had been captain of a coed cheerleading team I have since learned was innovative at the time for its complex ath-

DIY How-to: Duct tape hem Jacquelynn GLASs Staff Reporter

The new pants you bought last weekend fit you perfectly, and they were a steal at only $10. In your excitement it didn’t occur to you that you realize they are three inches too long. Normally, before coming to school you would just ask your mother to hem them for you, but now your mother is two hours away and you don’t plan on going home for at least a month. What will you do with your pants in the meantime? How about a short-term fix? Here are all the things you’ll need to temporarily hem your pants – no sewing skills required! -Pants that are too long -Duct tape -A measuring tool (ruler, measuring tape) -Pins are helpful if you’re a perfectionist -A friend is a bonus First, turn your pants inside out and put them on. Fold them up until they are at the length you like. From here you can do

one of two things – you can either measure how much length you’re “taking off” or you can pin the fold where you want it to be. A friend is helpful here to make sure you have your roll even all the way around. Next, take the pants off and lay them out on a flat surface, still inside out. If you chose to measure the length instead of pinning, fold the bottoms up again. Measure to make sure you have the fold as high or low as you want. It may be useful to use a hot iron here, if you have one, to crease the fold. Finally, take your duct tape and cut out a few strips – somewhere between two and four inches long. Longer strips hold up better in the wash and will last longer. Place the strips length-wise on the pants, and tape the bottom of the pants to the inside to make your fold the new bottom! Do this all the way around both pant legs. It’s not necessary to cover every piece of the area you’re attaching, just enough to secure the new hem. The result is pants that fit perfectly from waist to foot! The duct tape hem should last around three washes.

Hannibal Lecture “Flourishing and the Common Good: Aristotle on the Ends of Human Virtue”

letic routines. Steve was also in the drama club, as was I. But Steve got all the romantic lead parts; while I played the grumpy old man I have been playing ever since. Steve was popular, especially with the girls. He was the focus of my envy. I did hang out a bit with Steve when he ran with the guys, but he was seldom lacking a date, so the guys didn’t see much of him. All this came flooding back as I met Steve at the reunion. He proudly introduced us to his lifetime partner, a union of over 40 years. Richard was urbane, gracious, entertaining—

a thoroughly enjoyable gentlemen. But it was still a shock. None of us classmates (a large class) seemed to remember or even suspect that Steve was gay. Please understand that in those ancient times, “gay” meant cheerfully happy and had no other meaning. But we had other slang terms, and none of them were nice. The guys I hung around with spoke this slang and told offcolor jokes with no one special in mind. We were cruel. Was Steve a part of our group at that time? Yes. And I now wanted to say I

was sorry, to apologize for the pain I caused, and which he bore so silently. That evening was exciting: over 300 classmates getting reacquainted. Dinner, dancing, talking. I tried several times for a chance to talk privately to Steve, but it didn’t work. We never got a chance to chat. Steve died a short time ago, without hearing my remorse. So I am apologizing to anyone I meet—to you who are reading this. Please tell Steve for me, will you? Yes you do know him—or her. He or she is a member of your class, too.

EMILY RAMIREZ Managing Editor




Copy Editor

This year marks the first time in 20 years that there will be a woman moderating a presidential debate. Thursday’s debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will be the very first. Martha Raddatz, Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent for ABC News, will moderate the debate. Not just one woman will serve as moderator during this year’s series of debates, but the job will be divided equally between the sexes—two men and two women. However, it took a lot to accomplish this feat; arguably more than it should have. After learning in a high school civics class that there had not been a female moderator since the 1992 presidential debates, three girls started a campaign earlier this summer on change. org petitioning the Commission on Presidential Debates to select a female moderator. These girls were successful in their appeal, because on Aug. 13 the Commission announced that Candy Crowley from CNN would be moderating the Oct. 16 debate on foreign and domestic policy. During the last presidential election season in 2008 there

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were also many female voices represented with Sarah Palin as a vice presidential candidate and Hillary Clinton running in the primary season to be the Democratic candidate. Even though Clinton and Palin gained a lot of support in the 2008 elections, they were not taken seriously by some. Instead of criticizing their stances on policy, their clothing and appearance were focused on – something to which male politicians are rarely subjected. This represents the stigma working against women in positions of political power, which could explain the underrepresentation of women in political arenas. According to the Center for American Women and Politics, women hold 90 of 535 seats in Congress – just 16.8 percent. Despite the sexism still present in U.S. politics, a study done by the American Journal of Political Science last year suggests that women politicians are more effective than their male counterparts. It cites that women pushed more legis-

lation and got it further through the legislative process than bills sponsored by men. The study came to the conclusion that women work harder to prove themselves as equals in a field that is predominantly male. In general, the visibility of women in politics is very important so that young girls will understand it is a possibility for them, and something they can aspire for. At the same time, it’s important for both sexes to understand that a person’s gender does not define one’s policies. There are many women in politics who do not push legislation for women’s issues while there are many men in politics who do. As these three amazing girls (Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel and Elena Tsemberis) so eloquently put in their article explaining the petition on, “Women and men will never be truly equal in our country until they’re one and the same in positions of power and both visible in politics.”

Oct. 18 at 4:15 p.m. in the Niemann Theater presented by Professor Andrea Kowalchuk (Aurora College) Refreshments will be served



Wearing the scarlet “F” Tory Martinéz Staff Reporter

Last week, a lengthy letter to the editor explaining how “real women” feel about the War on Women appeared in The Current”. Apparently, “real women feel that the “real” war on women is that women are being victimized because they’re being forced to take birth control and not allowed to have kids and do “what women are meant to do biologically.” So, I’d thought I’d answer this letter. No “rhetoric.” No euphemisms. Just honesty. I am a feminist. This does not mean I am not feminine. (I love a good pair of heels and glitter as much as the next girl, and I can make a mean chocolate chip cookie.) It just means that I want to be treated equally and have control over my body. Radical, I know, but I figure since I’m allowed to drive, vote, get an education and have a career that doesn’t include soccer games and diapers, letting me decide whether or not I want to reproduce is the next logical step. This is not to say I don’t want kids, eventually I do, and lots of them, but I know I couldn’t handle being a parent right now. I’m 20 years old, and I

still need to travel the world, get my master’s degree and get an awesome job at a national newspaper before I even think about settling down. I went on birth control because I was getting very, very sick roughly once a month. Debilitating migraines and muscle pain so severe it was hard to move. It wasn’t exactly a party. So, my sob story aside, I feel like the real War on Women

factories for making more of us? I love being a woman because my body is designed to carry new life, but I also love being able to decide when I’m ready to do so. The fact that some women still buy into what the TeaParty Republicans and evangelicals are selling, and that they take it a step further in condemning other women for their choices is disturbing to say the least. If we as women can’t unite for equality there is no way lawmakers will see us as deserving of it. This is where the real war iswomen judging other women and holding each other back. So if you want to wait until marriage to have sex, that’s your business. If you and your future husband want to raise every child you conceive, more power to you. But give me my right to choose. Have enough faith in my intelligence and my abilities to know that this isn’t something I did on a whim. The government doesn’t pay for abortions and birth control isn’t free at Planned Parenthood. Stop hating on your sisters, and start realizing that sex does not make you a bad person.

“So if you want to wait until marriage to have sex, that’s your business.” isn’t the lawmakers in Washington taking my rights away (although that is definitely part of it). No, the real combatants in this war are the women that believe the ludicrous idea that they do not deserve to control their own bodies and that believe they are somehow morally superior to women who demand choice. We as women should be united behind our shared ability to reproduce. I mean, how cool is it that we contain


Letter to the Editor: Why women’s issues are important to the economy Jessi Meliza Guest Writer

Most are familiar with the phrase “the War on Women,” which deals with the politics of contraception and pregnancy termination. Many have decried it as a peripheral issue brought up by whiny feminists as a big shiny distraction from the “real” issues like the economy. After little review, it’s clear that the bafflingly widespread notion that reproductive rights are not an economic issue absolutely must be addressed. It’s a war against women, against families and against our basic rights to self-determination. But first, some lament the idea that Big Government blows tax dollars on a bunch of free birth control so that people can do all the consequence-free sexing they want. On the contrary, many take birth control for medical purposes, to alleviate debilitating menstrual symptoms or regulate hormonal imbalances. Wait, so not everyone just wants to get their trollop on? Some actually need it to eliminate unnecessary suffering? Yeah. That’s why women feel attacked when someone condemns them for needing help to afford it. Here’s an outrageous claim, hold on to your hats: the economic burden of an unplanned pregnancy can be dire. Add up prenatal care and doctor’s visits, work missed and the potential for complications, and it’s evident that this struggle falling on an unprepared woman may put her in a pile of trouble. Even among happily married couples, the monetary and psychological burden can be heavy. For this

reason, the right to control when and if she has a child is a basic right that women, and families, should have. People certainly do need to be responsible for their sexual choices. However, it’s reprehensible to actively taunt them by trying to limit the existing tools of reproductive control. Since these technologies exist, they should be universally available, even if (gasp) some people indirectly end up paying for some other person’s baby-preventer. If not, you end up qualifying who deserves to have sex free of undesired outcomes and who doesn’t based on their ability to pay. Here is the point. Contraception and the right to terminate an unsustainable pregnancy are about as economic as issues get. Therefore, if your goal is to strip citizens of the right to control the size of their family, don’t be shocked when there is an influx of families and individuals who need government assistance. You’d better be prepared to take the next step: sacrificing for the children whose mothers or fathers can’t realistically support them. If you believe so strongly in the right to life, you must also be willing to secure happiness and welfare for that life once it’s born. Period. If that concept makes you uncomfortable or angry; if you categorize the poor as some subdivision of human who want to freeload off of your money; if you would fight to take away the tools that empower women and families to control their reproduction, but get furious and call them lazy when they need external help to raise a child, please do not condescend to call yourself “pro-freedom” or “pro-life.”

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No cash or credit:

Man crosses country with only 3,000 pounds of bacon Isabel Shaindlin Staff Reporter

The act of bartering has been around since humanity itself. Our nation once depended on bartering for everyday necessities, but has succumbed to the use of capital to come across these items. Oscar Mayer recently decided to launch an ad campaign like none other, its only components being 3,000 pounds of butcher thick-cut bacon and a man named Josh Sankey. But what exactly was his goal? To make it cross-country from New York City to Los Angeles by bartering this massive amount of Oscar Mayer bacon for every last thing he needed. This included everything from a place to sleep for the night, food, fuel and anything else he perceived to be helpful along the way. Oscar Mayer turned Sankey loose on Sept. 10 to start the journey that would last approximately two weeks, without cash or credit cards. Sankey managed a website dedicated to his bacon bartering endeavors, and also a Twit-

ter account, YouTube account, Instagram account, Facebook page and email account linked directly to that website. He urged random citizens across the nation to speak up through

tracked online and updated daily. Sankey was surprised, he said, by the “sweetness of people. I can’t believe they let me in.” In a paragraph on his website he stated, “It’s all to find

posted on social media each night. Each night he spent was registered on this website with a track on how much bacon he bartered with and what he received. This showed many

these different mediums and let him know what they had to offer for his bacon currency, as his trip whereabouts were

out if America loves this bacon as much as money!” Sankey seemed pleased with the results, which he entertainingly

people did not mind giving up some of their bare necessities for bacon. Sankey was even able to do some fun things on

the road; he collected a pair of New York Jets tickets and was able to ride an array of classic and high-speed cars at the Mid-America Motorplex road circuit in Iowa. Not only did Sankey make it to Los Angeles, but also he made it with bacon to burn, a whopping 832 bricks worth. His voyage ended on Sept. 23, and Sankey is amazed and so grateful for the experience. He explained in an interview with that, “There’s a whole lot of good to America that you don’t see in the media very much, and I’m experiencing it all because of this bacon.” This trip showed the genuine interest that some American citizens will just help someone out, even if all Sankey had to offer was bacon. Bartering may be a thing of the past, but Sankey’s trip proved that anything is possible in America. With a great community response to these eye-opening experiences, Oscar Mayer was able to show us that life can be simple and generous…even when bacon is all you have.

The pilot’s first flight:

Fall season brings possibility of new hits michael syndel Copy Editor

Pilots are almost never representative of where a television show is going yet in this era of nonstop visual bombardment from all sides, television pilot seasons are an indispensable proving ground for the staying power of a new show. We’re about halfway through pilot season with a variety of diverse new shows already premiering. Pilots range from shows depicting apocalyptic worlds struggling without power to about a half-dozen choices about parenting outliers (a dad staying at home with the kids alone, someone call child services!). For every dozen shows trying to be edgy though, there’s also a great deal of promise in the pilot season as it potentially determines our next television craze. This is by no means exhaustive, but here are a few shows that have a chance to grow into something great. “The Mindy Project” Mindy Kaling, best known as the capricious motormouth Kelly on the U.S. remake of “The Office,” tries her hand

at the sitcom game with an irreverent play on the rom-com formula. Undeniably well-

Dunham’s breakout hit earlier this year, “Girls”, in how it handles issues of beauty

niscient clue narrative of the two aforementioned choices, it also adds a welcome dose

“...there’s a great deal of promise in the pilot season as it potentially determines our next television craze.” versed in its source material (see her fantastically insightful New Yorker piece “Flick Chicks”) but stumbling in its same pratfalls, Kaling establishes her character as a cutesy physician who’s dealing with a life in shambles. It’s certainly not an original groundwork but “The Mindy Project” is notable for how sweetly it handles tried and true issues. In many ways, Kaling’s show resembles Lena

and perception, favoring nononsense dialogue over bland perfection. “Elementary” CBS’s latest “Sherlock Holmes” update will unavoidably be compared to recent standouts such as Robert Downey Jr.’s manic representation of Holmes and the pugnacious snark of Benedict Cumberbatch’s on BBC’s “Sherlock.” But while “Elementary” adopts the om-

of the feminine side with Lucy Liu jumping in with panache as the cool, collected Watson to Johnny Lee Miller’s hothead Sherlock. At times, it feels like “Elementary” is just a crime procedural with a Sherlock Holmes skin, but the dialogue holds enough snap and the characters display enough natural charisma that the bumps in logic and occasional cliché never bring things to a halt.

“Nashville” It’s unclear whether “Nashville” wants to go full soap craziness la “Revenge” or comment seriously on generational perception and authenticity, but the first episode sets up a gigantic generational battle of the ids with the always reliable Connie Britton as an acidic aging country star and a devilishly petulant Hayden Panettiere as the teenybopper crossover who’s usurped Britton’s throne as country royalty. Rounding out the rogue’s gallery of character actors, Powers Boothe plays Britton’s cartoonishly corrupt father, Robert Wisdom of “The Wire” fame hams it up as an altruistic mayoral candidate and folksy newcomer Charles Esten plays Britton’s former flame and band leader caught between the old and new guard. Histrionic and yet deeply aware of its goofiness, “Nashville” occasionally overreaches with big moments, especially in regards to the amount of exposition necessary to set up familial tension, but it also has a clear allegiance to its roots with plenty of time devoted to both the music and its majestic heartland.




“Boeing Boeing” flies in:

Play shows dangers of multi-tasking Megan woodrow Staff Reporter

Each fall at Carthage College, a comedy is put on by the Theatre Department. This year’s comedy, or farce, is none other than the French play “Boeing Boeing,” originally written by Marc Camoletti. “Boeing Boeing” is the cheeky tale of how one man, Bernard, who is an architect, tries balancing three different relationships with three different women— all of whom he happens to be engaged to. The three women are all flight attendants, and Bernard has to keep each woman separate and make them feel as if they are the only one in his life. As Bernard studies time tables, flight charts and gets assistance from his maid Bertha and his friend Robert, wackiness and hilarity are sure

to ensue, especially when a new type of plane is developed and the three women are coming and going faster than Bernard can keep up. The Current caught up with the director of this production, Martin McClendon, Chair of the Theatre Department, and he explained how he got involved in directing, his thoughts on the appeal of the farce genre and how “Boeing Boeing” came to be the play that Carthage chose for this year. “I started directing in undergrad, so since 1989 or so, off and on,” McClendon stated. “After I finished grad school, I went back to my undergrad and directed a show there professionally. As much as I love acting, directing is even more fulfilling in some ways, because you get to preside over the whole creation of the

play.” McClendon went on to describe why he decided to choose “Boeing Boeing” for this year saying, “I love working with comedies. I was really jealous of Herschel Kruger [Chair of the Fine Arts Department] for getting to direct ‘Inspecting Carol’ last year, so I started looking for another farce. ‘Boeing Boeing’ had been recently revived on Broadway, so I gave it a read and thought it was hilarious. Farce is a very intense and specific theatre style. Giving our students the chance to hone their comedy chops on a play like this is part of giving them a well-rounded experience. Also we want to make people laugh. A lot.” Elisabeth “Bitzy” Coats, ’14, explained her role in the play and how the auditioning process went. “I play Bertha, Bernard’s

“The Casual Vacancy” fails to revive Rowling’s magic Andrea grabau

Rowling book to read. “After the last Harry Potter book in 2007, and after the last movie… Unless you have lived un- it was kind of a shock. This der a rock since 1997, you will thing that I had grown up with know of the Harry Potter book my entire life…pretty much series. And if you know the was over, and it was something Potter series, you know author that was very meaningful to me. J.K. Rowling. After writing the It had a profound effect on my series while she was on welfare, life, and when it ended, it was the series made her rich. Re- just very sad.” Schleehauf was ally rich. So ridiculously rich thrilled when news of Rowling’s new novel that she can baemerged. sically afford to Although do anything she she has not wants. And what yet started does she do? She reading, writes another Schleehauf book. expects the After taking a book to be well-deserved “captivathiatus after the ing, and release of the fithe writnal book in 2007, ing style Rowling switched to be very gears and is now good…Her meandering her writing way down adult just draws literature lane. you in,” Many children’s and that book authors, she anticiincluding Dr. SePHOTO COURTESY OF Google pates being uss, tried to break from their norm by publishing “blown away” by the writing. Another student, Maggie works for adults. They did not meet with much success, and Coyle, ’14, was also looking were instead critiqued for their forward to more Rowling. She efforts and basically told to started reading the Harry Potter series with all her friends. stick with children’s books. Harry Potter has been one “I think it’s kind of cool that of the most popular children’s she’s trying something differbooks of all time, so it is un- ent. I know that people expect derstandable that people are her to have the fantasy world, wary about Rowling’s new because that’s always what book, “The Casual Vacancy.” she’s done, but Harry Potter However, many are excited by has been such a big part of her the prospect of getting to read life, that she’s probably looking more of Rowling’s work, wheth- forward to doing something er it is set in the Harry Potter new.” The book came out Sept. 27, world or not. Brooke Schleehauf, ’14, was 2012, and many people, myjust excited to have another self included, pre-ordered the Staff Reporter

bitter but loyal maid, who helps him to keep his three air hostess fiancés from seeing each other in the show,” Coats said. “The auditioning process is always a game of chance; you never know what the director is going to want for a certain role, sometimes the director doesn’t even know what they want until they see it, so you just have to do the best you can and hope that you fit the criteria.” When both were asked what the best moment they had with the cast was, or from working on the show so far, McClendon responded with, “There have been so many, I really couldn’t say. I guess just the experience of seeing their confidence grow as they work on the style. And let’s not forget that it’s not just about the cast. We have faculty and student designers and workers who are bringing

Fall into movies Emmy Brown Staff Reporter

highly anticipated book. After some pesky other responsibilities, like homework, I was finally able to start the book. And now, over a week later, I still have not finished it, which in itself is saying something. I am not saying it is not a good book; it just is not as magical as the Harry Potter series (pun intended). Unlike the Potter books that I could not put down until I had read the last page, I find myself able to continuously set “The Casual Vacancy” aside. The book is written from the point of view of multiple characters, which can get confusing, especially if you are picking the book back up after a couple of days. You can also tell from the first few pages that the book is an adult one; it deals with sex and politics and relationship struggles. Online reviews of the book, including on, say that the book does not live up to the expectations of the readers after the captivating Potter series. Perhaps readers are expecting too much, and anything short of another Harry Potter book will never meet those expectations. Nonetheless, I am looking forward to finishing the book. I will just enjoy it at a leisurely pace, instead of the obsessed, frantic pace of the Harry Potter novels. Recently, Rowling has admitted that she has not “closed the door” on the Harry Potter world, and that there is possibility for another book set in the fantasy world she created. Hopefully, she will continue to come up with creative and brilliant ideas so that the Potter-obsessed fans have something more to look forward to.

the world of ‘Boeing Boeing’ to life through costumes, props, research, lights, sound and scenery. And they are doing incredible work.” Coats answered with, “The cast has developed such great chemistry and we have had maybe too much fun putting this play on. It’s sometimes hard for us to even get through the scenes because we’re making ourselves laugh so hard!” “Boeing Boeing” runs from Friday, Oct. 12 – Sunday, Oct. 14 (7:30 p.m.) and then on Friday, Oct. 19 (7:30 p.m.), Saturday, Oct. 20 (2 p.m.) Sunday, Oct. 21 (3 p.m.) at the Wartburg Auditorium. The second weekend that “Boeing Boeing” is showing is during Carthage’s famous Family Weekend; so call up all your relatives and tell them that this is a show that everybody has to see.

Fall has arrived and so have a bunch of new movies. See what’s coming to theaters.

Friday, Oct. 12: “Sinister” Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone Director: Scott Derrickson A crime novelist (Hawke) and his family move into a new home and discover horrifying movie footage in the attic depicting the previous residents being murdered. A lethal paranormal entity kept in the footage targets the new family as its next victims. This R-rated horror movie is sure to scare you out of your seat.

“Smashed” Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul and Octavia Spencer Director: James Ponsoldt This young married couple shares everything—especially their love of alcohol. But when the wife (Winstead) pushes their addiction to the edge, she decides to go sober and their relationship starts to dwindle. Co-starring Paul of TV show “Breaking Bad,” “Smashed” is a mix of comedy, drama and a love-triangle between two people and their addiction.

“Argo” Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman Director: Affleck During the Iranian Revolution in 1979, militants take over a U.S. embassy and 52 Americans are

held hostage. Six U.S. diplomats manage to escape and hide out in the Canadian ambassador’s home. A CIA specialist, Tony Mendez (Affleck), plots an escape for the six Americans in this month’s political thriller. Based on a true story.

“Seven Psychopaths” Cast: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Abbie Cornish and Olga Kurylenko Director: Martin McDonagh Marty (Farrell) is a writer looking for inspiration to complete his screenplay. His two friends are part-time dog thefts and kidnap a gangster’s beloved Shih Tzu who will stop at nothing to get his dog back. Marty gets tangled up in a comedy of errors and finds the inspiration he needs to finish his screenplay, as long as he lives to tell the tale.

Friday, Oct. 19: “Paranormal Activity 4” Cast: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton and Matt Shively Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman In the fourth installment of “Paranormal Activity,” it has been five years since the disappearance of Katie (Featherston) and her nephew Hunter. The story follows Alice (Newton) and her family as a woman moves in next door with her strange child, Robbie. When their neighbor is taken to the hospital she asks that Alice’s family watch over Robbie, which begins a new set of paranormal activity. Don’t miss the muchawaited sequel to “Paranormal Activity 3.”


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Taking the gloves off: Students invited to bring a date to the viewing of the Vice Presidential debate TYLER STROHL Staff Reportert

On the evening of Oct. 3, the first of three presidential debates took place from Magnus Arena on the campus of The University of Denver. Carthage students were given the opportunity to go to a campus watch party sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and Communication and Digital Media, with a chance to discuss this crucial debate afterwards. The debate was on domestic policy and focused on the economy, healthcare and the role of government. From the firing of Big Bird by presidential nominee Mitt Romney to mediator Jim Lehrer’s complete lack of control, the first presidential debate brought many new items to light for both campaigns. Although Romney was said to have won this first debate, both political analysts and students on campus believe that the candidates demonstrated typical

first debate techniques. Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Roberg and Associate Professor of Communication and Digital Media Jonathan Bruning were on hand to show the debate and foster discussion afterwards. Dr. Bruning offered insight on the communication and speaking styles of both Romney and President Barack Obama, while Dr. Roberg focused on the issues of the election and any campaign twists. Around 75 students attended the watch party, including members of the Campaigns and Elections class, taught by these two professors, as well as members from the Carthage Republicans and Democrats. Students were very interactive, consistently commenting and laughing at Lehrer’s attempts to move the discussion forward. The discussion following the debate touched on a variety of topics including Romney’s assertiveness, Obama’s posture and indirect responses and Big Bird. Roberg was pleased overall with both the debate and the

viewing party. “This was very typical. I believe it was crucial for Romney to really establish himself as a candidate and he was successful.” Although some thought Romney had redirected his campaign since the GOP Convention, Roberg believes “he was just appealing to a larger audience. After earlier comments [the 47 percent statement], Romney needed this.” Dr. Roberg was also quick to point out that fact checkers would need to be analyzed for accuracy of both candidates’ debate remarks. While thrilled with the debate and viewing party, Roberg stressed that voting in general is crucial for students. When asked if any platforms had drastically changed, he said candidates stuck to their points soliciting the voting audience. “You’ll always see more about social security and healthcare for senior citizens. They vote.” Roberg went on to say, “This generation has proven in the past that they are not a force in the election process. If you can have a stron-

ger turnout, the candidates will care about your issues.” With only 25 or 30 percent of students nationwide typically voting, it is easy to see why both Obama and Romney would focus on the older population who have turnouts nearly doubling those of students. Roberg summed it up quite well asking, “Would you want your parents and grandparents deciding who you date? No, I didn’t think so.” The Departments of Political Science and Communication and Digital Media here at Carthage will continue their set of discussions, properly dubbed the “Bring a Date to a Debate” series, on Oct. 11 beginning at 8 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Theater. This debate will take place at Centre College in Danville, Ky. and will focus on foreign and domestic policy. This debate will be between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Be sure to join your fellow Carthage students to become informed for Election Day.

Election Update ALYSSA SCOTT Copy Editor

First presidential debate Last Wednesday over 70 million people tuned into the first presidential debate between incumbent Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Numbers like this have not been seen since 1980 when Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan debated. The general consensus about the results of the debate was that Romney did a lot to improve his standing while Obama’s performance fell a little flat. The topics discussed were the economy, taxes, the federal deficit, social security and healthcare. Obama fundraising Obama’s campaign has released that they raised 181 million dollars in the month of September, which exceeds the amount raised by any campaign in one month during this election year. The average donation was 53 dollars and 98 percent of the donations were under 250 dollars. Romney’s moderate shift In an interview with FOX news on Thursday, Romney admitted he was wrong for saying what he did about 47 percent of Americans that were government-dependent shoo-ins to vote for Obama. Of this incident Romney said, “I was completely wrong.” Also, he reformed his viewpoint of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Law. Prior to the debate on Wednesday Romney wanted to repeal it, but in the debate he said he wanted to repeal and then replace it because some of the things did make sense. Another example of Romney becoming more moderate is his stance on Obamacare. He was quoted saying he would get rid of this on day one of his presidency, but recently has said there are some things in Obama’s plan he would consider keeping.


Do not forget to vote in the 2012 Election on Nov. 6, 2012

Unemployment rate The Labor Department released a report on Friday revealing the economy gained 114,00 jobs in the month of September, and the unemployment rate is now at 7.8 percent. This is the first time the unemployment rate has been below eight percent since January 2009. This information is also sure to boost Obama after his less than satisfactory performance at the first debate.



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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. Current Close-Up #2(Last Issue) Answer: Torchie’s Hair

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SPORTS IN SHORT jenna apple Staff Reporter

Men’s Cross Country Friday, Oct. 5 Carthage College took 3rd place out of 13 teams at the Benedictine (Ill.) “Eagle Invitational” Saturday, Oct. 13 Carthage College travels to Winneconne (Wis.) for the “Brooks Invitational”

Men’s Football Saturday, Oct. 6 Carthage College 10, Wheaton 44 Saturday, Oct. 13 Carthage College travels to Illinois Wesleyan

Men’s Golf Sunday, Oct. 7 Carthage College took 2nd at the Nine-Hole Benedictine (Ill.) “Eagle Invitational” Monday, Oct. 8 Carthage College took 1st out of 14 teams at the North Central College “Collegiate Invitational”

Men’s Soccer Wednesday, Oct. 3 Carthage College 2, Wheaton (Ill.) 3 Saturday, Oct. 6 Carthage College 2, Millikin (Ill.) 1

Jonathon Schmitt, ‘14, and Johanna Heidorn, ‘13, stand at the finish line after competing in the Prairie State Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 6. Both students completed the 26.2 mile race in personal bests.

Current Photo gretchen heidorn

Wednesday, Oct. 10 Carthage College travels to Rock Island Ill. to play Augustana College (Ill.)

Little fish, big win Men’s swim team anticiaptes successful season with help of freshmen class Keelin guinan Staff Reporter

Go big or go home. This is the mindset of the swimmers of the Carthage men’s swim team this 2012-2013 season. The men’s swim team is chasing big goals this year while adding a new level of possibilities with the talented freshman class. With this new level, there are large expectations of both individual swimmers and the team as a whole, and everyone is stepping up to do their part to make this season one to remember. Carthage can expect a season full of shattered records, wins and additional championship titles from the Red Men swimmers. The freshman class is anticipated to bring a new level of greatness to the men’s Carthage swim team. So the underclassmen swimmers are taking it upon themselves to prepare for the season ahead,

already thinking of ways to improve the vastly talented team. Austin Davidson, ’16, says, “Hopefully I can find a way to help contribute at conference to help continue the team’s success by winning another title.” With the kind of determination the swimmers demonstrate the potential is endless, and with each lap, hour and day spent working in the pool the team will be unstoppable. The Red Men swimmers have won six of the last seven conference titles, five of which have been consecutive, and expect to add to the list this year with hard work and determination of the entire team. One of the team’s captains, Tyler Smith, ‘13, explains that he sees a lot of potential in the team and plans to hold strong to his leadership role to encourage the team throughout the season. In his efforts to better the

Sunday, Oct. 7 Carthage College 10, Rockford (Ill.) 0

team he says, “[The swimmers] see me as a leader and a friend. They also respect my opinions and advice and I think that goes a long way.” Smith also explains the power of the leadership core of the team and how each individual on the team is responsible for building the team up to the success it already has become. The Carthage men’s swim team is going for big things this year. With the hard work and dedication the team is putting forth we can predict a fantastic season from the Red Men. We can also expect all the goals of the team to be reached. The team will continue to grow in power with the addition of the freshman class to an already strong team. Another year, another conference title and another season full of exciting accomplishment are in store for the Red Men swimmers. As people always say: go big or go home.

Women’s Golf Thursday, Oct. 4 - Saturday, Oct. 6 Carthage College took 2nd out of 8 teams at the CCIW Championship

Women’s Soccer Wednesday, Oct. 3 Carthage College 4, Wheaton (Ill.) 0 Saturday, Oct. 6 Carthage College 2, Millikin (Ill.) 1 in double overtime Wednesday, Oct. 10 Carthage College travels to Rock Island Ill. to play Augustana College Ill.

Women’s Tennis Friday, Oct. 5 - Saturday, Oct. 6 Carthage College took 3rd at the CCIW Championship

Women’s Volleyball Tuesday, Oct. 2 Carthage College 3, Millikin (Ill.) 1 Friday, Oct. 5 Carthage College 1, University of St. Thomas 3 Friday, Oct. 5 Carthage College 3, Gustavus Adolphus College 1 Saturday, Oct. 6 Carthage College 4, St. Olaf College 0 Friday, Oct. 12 Carthage College travels to Rockford College




In with the new:

Young team takes home the win brooke ScHleehauf Web Editor

After graduating eight starting seniors last spring, Carthage’s women’s volleyball team had some rebuilding to do. Their efforts were put to the test several times last week against Millikin University on Tuesday, Oct. 2, and during the 2012 Wartburg College “Knights Classic” tournament from Friday, Oct. 5, through Saturday, Oct. 6. The Lady Reds beat Millikin 3-1 with individual match scores of 20-25, 25-23, 25-18 and 25-19. The team also walked away from the Wartburg College “Knights Classic” tournament with a 3-1 loss to St. Thomas University but won against Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Olaf College and Bethel University with scores of 3-1, 3-0 and 3-0, respectively. Emily Heuermann, ’16, was one of the top performers in the games against Millikin and Bethel Universities, with 16 kills against Millikin and 24 against Bethel. Heuermann is one of several promising new faces to the team this year. This year’s team has the most starting freshmen playing since 2008, when the eight

Members of the women’s Cathage volleyball team, celebrate during the game after winning a set on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The Lady Reds defeated Millikin 3-1 to take 24th place in the NCAA.

aforementioned alumni began playing at Carthage. Michelle Madeja, ‘12, Cindy Cavanagh, ‘12, Lauren Dembkowski, ‘12, Drewann Pancratz, ’12, and Jordan Burkholder, ’12,

Current Photo JOhanna Heidorn

helped to lead the Lady Reds to the top four in the national championships last year. “They had a great run, but I certainly knew that things would be different this year. There

would be a lot of teaching to do with a younger group. Teams are really excited to beat us, and we need to help them [the new players] learn that along with the skills of playing together,” said

Leanne Ulmer, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. The absence of the eight graduated players has also inspired a shift in the team’s attitude. “There is a whole new atmosphere on the team, but it is somewhat refreshing. It really sets the tone for the program’s future, and it’s good that these girls will play and grow with each other for the next three years. It definitely is a learning experience for all of us,” said Isabel Shaindlin, ’13. Joining Heuermann on the team’s roster for as starters this year are Karen Chin, ‘16, Bria Hailey, ‘16, and Genelle McFarland, ’16. Ulmer hopes for the team to make it to the top two in the conference tournament and move into post season. “We are going to have to work really hard to accomplish that. With the history we’ve had here, winning championships and getting to the post season is something that we really want to see our teams do, and it will take a concerted effort to do so,” said Ulmer. The Lady Reds play at home on Friday, Oct. 19 against Augustana College in the N.E. Tarble Arena.

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