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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR: October 24 to October 31

Week of Hope

Chamber Music

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WEDNESDAY CAB MOVIE: “TED” 9:30 p.m. Union Theater


Volume 134 | Issue 7

Carthage’s sexual assault protocol falls short of standards Michael snydel Copy Editor


FRIDAY SATURDAY PHI KAPPA SIGMA HALLOWEEN DANCE 7:45 p.m. Best Western CAB MOVIE: “TED” 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Union Theater CRUISING WITH CAB 7:30 p.m.

SWAG CLOTHING DRIVE Oct. 22 - 26 Donate clothing at various locations throughout campus Do not forget to sign up for the FLAME LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Dealine: Oct. 31 Email Courtney McNeal

October 24, 2012

Staff Reporter

From an early age, people are conditioned to do certain things because they believe doing them will keep them safe. Locking the doors before leaving, wearing a seatbelt, leaving a light on when going out for the night, not talking to strangers and looking both ways are all precautions most people do without thinking because they’re widely viewed as good ideas. Upon entering college, this list of good ideas expands to include measures to stay safe in a party environment. Tips such as never leaving drinks unattended, using the buddy system, telling friends of plans, recognizing potentially dangerous situations and having the wherewithal to remove oneself or a friend from harm are practiced to prevent sexual assault. How did it come to a point where these tips are the accepted norm? Why are rape and sexual assault such a part of college culture that students are taught party safety in freshman orientation? When did sexual assault become the elephant in the room? Even though there is a common perception that these tips are no more than scare tactics and crimes of this nature are few and far between, sexual assault is the most common violent crime on college campuses. Unfortunately it is also the most underreported—fewer than five percent of all rapes are reported. “All data we have tells us that sexual assault cases are broadly underreported by victims on college campuses. I do believe our institution is no different than any other college in this growing problem,” said Jason Ramirez, Associate Vice President for Student Life. This can happen for a variety of reasons, the most concerning of which is that many survivors are hesitant to report their experience of rape, even when

it meets the legal criteria. Society is quick to support the idea of an unknown assailant; however, this discounts the possibility that rapists are closer to home than most people would like to believe. An estimated nine out of ten victims of rape or attempted rape on college campuses say that they know their assailant, which complicates the reporting process as many victims are hesitant to come forward about people they know. Oftentimes, it comes down to one person’s word against the other, and without evidence many cases are dismissed or kept quiet so as to not tarnish the reputation of the school. This perpetuates the idea that victims will not be believed and their assailant will not be punished. Coupled with this is the flaw in many schools’ policies wherein reporting confidentially, anonymously or through a third party isn’t an option, which means the victim’s name is on record, potentially damaging their reputation and putting them in danger for a repeat assault. Yet another problem is the lack of amnesty for victims who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the attack. This makes many victims hesitant to report their attack, as they do not wish to face disciplinary action for being inebriated as well as dealing with the trauma of sexual assault. Further complicating matters is that many schools hide their policies, and even upon finding them the policies are dense and not easily understood without extensive knowledge of legal jargon. It is assumed that students have read and understood the community code, and that they accept the policies contained therein if any disciplinary action should be necessary. In reality, many students are unsure of where to even find their student handbook and are unwilling to take the time to read it. Unless there is an issue that directly affects them, most students will grad-

uate having never seen their community code. Still more issues arise when many schools send victims off campus to extraneous phone numbers and specialty centers rather than accommodating them using campus resources. Similarly, many schools fail to inform students of how to report their attack or what to do in the immediate aftermath. “My guess is that 98 percent of students have never read the policy or are unaware of its existence. For the few people who have read it, it might have been for an assignment or something at the beginning of their first year, and that information is long gone from their memory banks,” said Gregory Woodward, President of the College. “I think we should do better…I do think there are certain things we should ask of all our students when they become members of this community. One would be how to behave like a good citizen inside this community, and that includes alcohol, drugs, violence, disturbing the peace and sexual harassment and abuse. I think this should be something that’s a part of everyone’s formal intentional education, rather than something we hope happens,” said Woodward. Despite all of these issues and their continuing effects, students across the country are working to raise awareness about this extremely troubling issue by making their school’s policy known. Using, a website dedicated to helping students lower rates of sexual assault through activism and education, students can post their school’s policy online, to be accessed by anyone at any time. This program also establishes a set of seven criteria that serve as benchmarks of a good policy: 1. Access to 24/7 on campus rape crisis care. 2. An amnesty policy for victims who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the attack. 3. Free emergency contraception and antibiotics. 4. The ability to report an

assault confidentially, anonymously or via a third party. 5. A comprehensive policy that applies to everyone regardless of gender, race, age, income, disability or sexual identity or orientation. 6. Education programs aimed at raising awareness and prevention. 7. The policy is clear, easy to understand and readily available on the website or in the community code. Every year, Carthage College compares itself to 30 schools across the nation in the areas of academics, athletics, student life and the quality of the students being admitted, among other things. Though an independent examination of each school’s sexual assault policy according to the seven criteria listed above, Carthage came in at the bottom of the list. While no school had a perfect score, Carthage was significantly lacking in most areas of what is considered a good sexual assault policy. There is no full time counselor who is trained to deal solely with sexual assault; there is no access to emergency contraception; students have no access to 24/7 reporting, nor are they covered under any sort of an amnesty policy. Students may report assaults confidentially, but there is no option to report either anonymously or through a third-party. As most Carthage students are well aware, infractions of all sorts are dealt with via the point system. Virtually every disciplinary problem is assigned a point value, and a certain number of points acquired can result in suspension or expulsion from the college. This policy unfortunately isn’t as clear-cut as it appears, as every offense is taken on a situational basis and the student’s prior record and nature of the offence are both taken into account. The administration has carte blanche to do with students what they will, and this tends to undermine the functionality of the point system. SEXUAL ASSAULT, page 5



Meningitis outbreak carolyn kick Staff Reporter

A recent meningitis outbreak of over 200 cases caused panic among Americans from all regions. Although this specific outbreak was caused by a rare fungal strain of meningitis, which is linked to contaminated medications, it still makes people think about how meningitis could personally affect them. This is especially prevalent to college students, who often face a higher risk of contracting the disease. Carthage’s Medical Benefits Specialist, Mary Dumas, said this increased risk “has a lot to do with the environment.” Student are “living in closer quarters, [they’re] sharing air and [they’re] sharing germs.” Thus, college students are more frequently exposed to this serious bacterial infection that affects the brain and spinal cord. The most effective method to prevent meningitis infection is the meningitis vaccine, called “Menactra.” Dumas said “for some states [the vaccine] is mandatory for college freshman, but in Wisconsin it is not mandatory.” However, in Wisconsin the meningitis vaccine is considered a “recommended vaccine,” especially for college freshmen. Dumas also said that it “has become more and more common for students to have received the meningitis vaccine” prior to arriving on campus. The vaccination is “more prevalent in communities as there has been occasional outbreaks. As more people become aware of meningitis, doctors are


“In some ways, I’ve been telling people that my job for the first years is to cut some of the binds on peoples wings that weren’t put there intentionally, but are there because we’ve just grown so rapidly, so people are kind of careful. Let’s go. Let’s let loose a little bit and see where we go. With the dedication I see, and the expertise I see, it’s going to be a fabulous result.” -President Woodward

pushing [the vaccine] more.” Ashley Maddie Kovarik, ’16, had a personal experience with the meningitis infection. She contracted the infection from a mosquito bite when she was six months old. Kovarik doesn’t completely remember it, but knows she was ”very sick. Although she recovered, the infection “created lasting brain damage to the prefrontal cortex.” She explained that she now suffers from various impediments such as “slow processing speed, ADH and anxiety.” Kovarik is open about the lasting effects of her battle with meningitis, as she said she wants “people to understand that getting a shot can prevent all this.” Carthage provides opportunities for students concerned about Meningitis to receive the vaccination. Carthage has consistently offered a program to bring Meningitis vaccines to campus, and Dumas emphasizes that Carthage “still offers this clinic on campus every year.” Although this clinic has already passed for the current school year, unvaccinated students still have options if they would like to receive the vaccine. If possible, students are encouraged to contact their primary care physician about receiving the vaccine. If this is not an option, students may alternatively contact Aurora Quick Care at 262-553-9325 in regards to vaccine availability. Ultimately, all students who have never received the vaccine—or received their first dosage before age 16— are encouraged to become vaccinated in order to prevent a future outbreak like the one happening now.

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Alcohol awareness week

Under the influence... of great leadership SAAC developing leaders in Carthage athletic programs Michelle balcerzak Staff Reporter

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Whether it’s AlcoholEdu, increased security during Homecoming weekend or seeing kids walk back from Somer’s, alcohol has a presence at Carthage despite the dry dorms. This presence, however, has been by-and-large one of education and student empowerment, versus scare tactics and massive underage busts on campusesthat-shall-not-be-named. Starting off with a bang, Alcohol Awareness Week starts with a hall crawl from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. throughout each residence hall. Participants received a passport-like card to get stamped throughout the activities and completing every hall earned students a spot in a raffle, which gave away $50 dollar gift cards. Events included Mario Karts in Swenson Hall for drunk driving education, a root beer keg in Madrigrano Family Residence Hall and “mocktails” in Pat Tarble Residence Hall. Although meant to be fun each “station” is a type of alcohol education, ranging from topics like date rape and drunk driving to general facts about beer consumption. Another event is a guest speaker who has taken part the past couple years to provide a learning experience, and her own personal experience, with the dangers of alcohol. Sue Niesen, from the group MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) spoke about her son and how

alcohol has affected them. Held in the Todd Wehr Center, Niesen’s speech detailed how drunk driving left her son in jail. Last year during chapel time, Carthage’s own Dean of A.F. Seibert Chapel Pastor Ross Larson addressed alcohol awareness instead of a normal service. There is also an event with which Residence Life Council President Brianna Nesbitt, ‘14 is intimately familiar. Dead Day, also known as Silence Day (not to be confused with the Day of Silence), is meant to highlight how many people aren’t with us due to impaired driving. Participants don’t speak outside of class or go on social networks from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and you can find their death markers on Tarble Hall’s front lawn. Nesbitt has spearheaded the day before and has been involved with Alcohol Awareness Week since her freshman year. When asked about which part of the week generally receives the biggest reaction, she said “the tombstones, especially with the freshmen. [Since] most people see them walking to class. We want to create a conversation, because college is just a big time for drinking. We’re just trying to make everyone aware of the dangers.” This week of events is full of great events to remind us to be aware of alcohol and how to stay safe. All that said, be sure to do your part to ensure a safe campus and stay informed, even if you don’t necessarily stay sober.

CURRENT PHOTO johanna heidorn Last year, The Script performed for Carthage students at the 2011 Wow Event.


Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. A leader must have an understanding of who they are, what they know and what they can do. Leaders appear in all sorts of settings, especially athletics. SAAC, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the studentathlete experience. Every NCAA member school and conference is required to have a group. Robert Bonn, Chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Department, established the Carthage SAAC chapter in 1995. Associate Athletic Director for Education Services, Gary Williams, was a member of the first SAAC group at Carthage, and says that student-athletes join this group “to represent their teams, provide programming to better serve their athlete peers, to provide additional support for athletes when they compete,

to learn leadership skills and to participate in community service initiatives. It is limited by nature to student-athletes, two from each sport, nominated by their coach.” SAAC is leadership training, so individuals must focus on building themselves not only on the field, but off the field as well. What is learned at SAAC should be implemented into daily life to improve the quality of life for the individual as well as those around them. Williams says, “One of the goals of Carthage’s SAAC is to get members to ‘step up’ every day and find ways to intentionally make an impact and difference in the lives of their teammates and community.” These leaders have the responsibility to provide encouragement and a positive attitude in and out of competition. Active participation in SAAC is rewarded, of course. Along with the college’s chapter of SAAC, there is a National chapter that represents Division I, II and III schools. In Carthage’s history there have been two student-athletes in the National chapter. SAAC gives out one award each year. The Merle Chapman Leadership Award,

created some years back by the CCIW SAAC to honor its past commissioner, goes to one male and one female student athlete who represents the most leadership on and off the field. This is the only award in athletics voted on by the athletes themselves. In 2011, Williams and his wife, Carrie, pledged a financial gift in their family’s name to Carthage to create an endowment that will, when appropriate, provide ongoing financial support to SAAC in the honor of these award winners. With leadership, comes service. SAAC provides educational and social programs for athletes and the campus, initiates spirit games to increase awareness and attendance, and hosts a faculty dinner in the spring. For the last three years, the SAAC has participated in an event called Bowling for Kids Sake, raising just under $10,000 total for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program of Racine and Kenosha. Through group work and actions of their own, the members of SAAC are constantly trying to improve the lives of the people around them.

Carthage activities board: Bringing life to campus one week at a time Isabel Shaindlin Staff Reporter

Carthage College may be small on the map, but the awesome performers and exciting acts consistently brought to campus really show the grandeur of being a Carthage student. With the recent addition of the Campbell Student Union Theater, all of Carthage is warmly invited to enjoy guests brought to campus by a student organization that is always on the lookout for the best performers in the country. Carthage Activities Board, (CAB) is this organization. They meet every Monday night, and works tirelessly to create and promote campus events that always prove to be a great time. CAB is one of the largest student organizations on campus, leading the production of unforgettable weekend long events such as Homecoming, Family Weekend, Senior Week and more. Not only does CAB produce enough members each week to run these events smoothly, but they also hold events during the week such as

movies, Student Spotlights and karaoke nights. Members select the movies shown Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Campbell Student Union Theater collectively each week, which is a big job to fulfill. Not only do these members, otherwise known as “Cabbies,” pull together and pick a movie, but also they make sure that this movie will reach out to as many Carthage students as possible. Along with weekly movies, CAB hosts “Wednesday Night Student Spotlight.” This event happens on the ever famous “hump day,”and is something fun and different to relieve you of your homework stress. These mini-concerts show off the talent that students at Carthage have, and have a good reputation for encouraging this talent. CAB has already hosted a surplus of amazing weekends at Carthage. The infamous“Block Party” proved to be the first success of many, with Radio 97.3 hosting a jampacked party on campus drive to kick off the school year. CAB also hosted the Organizations

Fair in the TWC the first week that students arrived back on campus, providing free ice cream as well. To top off the end of the week, CAB is able to bring in different entertainment acts such as comedian Chris Kattan. CAB has brought numerous other acts to Carthage, such as comedy hypnotist Fredrick Winters, artist Preston Leatherma and comedic jugglers. CAB also hosted all of the week’s competitive activities between a handful of Carthage’s leading organizations for Homecoming weekend. Their most recent endeavor was this past weekend, otherwise known as Family Fun Weekend. They hosted balloon extraordinaire John Cassidy Friday, Oct. 19, and raffled off prizes Saturday , Oct. 20, at Casino Night. By working vigorously to produce the best and most thrilling events around, CAB truly shows its fellow students how things are done. Check out their Facebook page, which is always updated on the next CAB event.



Finding the “up” in Down syndrome: Carthage Honor’s Coucil students participate in Buddy Walk to raise awareness CArolyn kick Staff Reporter

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Honor’s Council students participated in the annual Buddy Walk, hosted at Steinhafels Furniture Store in Waukesha, Wis. The Buddy Walk consisted of various events, including a short walk to benefit Down syndrome research and awareness. The event attracted families from all over the greater Wisconsin area and hosted plenty of fun activities such as raffles, face painting, coloring, Zumba dance lessons and pumpkin painting. Honor’s Council students typically volunteer at this event every year; however, this year the Buddy Walk was faced with unanticipated poor weather. Honor’s Council Member, Mikaela McGovern, ’16, volunteered at the event and thought with the rain “really the only thing that was affected was

that they had to bring a whole bunch of things inside.” The event organizers quickly found ways to combat the adverse weather. “Instead of walking down a path, [the event attendees] walked around the front circular drive.” Most importantly, “everybody still went outside, and everybody was still really excited.” McGovern didn’t think “any less people showed up because of the rain.” She concludes that the event “was still very successful.” Another factor that differentiated this year’s Buddy Walk from years past was the extremely successful raffles. In a popular raffle, called the 50/50 raffle the winner gets half of the proceeds from the ticket sales. The person who won the raffle received $150 dollars and donated it back. This resulted in many proceeds going to help various Down syndrome programs and organizations. McGovern thinks this is an

important event because “it brings a lot of families affected by Down syndrome together.” She describes the feeling of the Buddy Walk as a special “connectedness” for those coping with Down syndrome. She also found it positive that Steinhafels hosted the event. She said “it was also cool that it was at Steinhafels because there were people shopping like a normal day, and they saw [the event], and it raised awareness for anybody who walked in the door.” This is important because “there is a lot of negativity towards people with Down syndrome or other disabilities. By just getting the information out there and making people see [Down syndrome is] not this terrible thing they should avoid, helps more people learn about it and be open to it.” Ultimately, the Buddy Walk was a fun event to participate in and a great cause to benefit.


Photo Opinion What was your favorite childhood halloween costume?

Jenni Perdzock, ‘14 “I always tried to make my costumes outof-the-box where people would usually give me weird looks and just shake their head. One year, I put a monkey mask on, wore a Curious George shirt and went as a super fan of Curious George. It was awesome.”

Chamber Music Series: Atlantic Brass Quintet

alyssa scott Copy Editor

This past Friday was the first concert in the Carthage Chamber Music Series organized by Professor of Music Peter Dennee and the Music Department with the support of Helen C. Smolenski and the Racine Community Foundation. The Atlantic Brass Quintet is a group that was founded in 1985 and has performed in 48 of the United States and more than a dozen other countries. They have earned many awards including the Summit

Brass First International Brass Ensemble Competition. These five men all live in different cities and have other jobs outside of performing in this ensemble. Their dedication and passion for the music they play definitely showed during their concert. As tuba player John Manning said when addressing the audience explaining one of the next pieces, they put together a difficult set of pieces for themselves but everything sounded wonderful. If the players were getting tired, it was not noticeable to the audience as they

even came back out for an encore. Perhaps the best thing about their performance was the diversity in music that they played. Their repertoire ranged from the Baroque styling of G.F. Handel and J.S. Bach all the way to a piece composed in 2010 by Alan Ferber who even composed a piece specifically for the Atlantic Brass Quintet by request. Each player also got to demonstrate their abilities as each was featured in different solos so the audience heard a wide variety of pleasurable music at the concert.

Jason Karrels, ‘14 “I always loved being a clown for Halloween. Being able to either brighten up a person’s day or completely terrify them always got me going. I especially liked the big red nose and the random clown makeup that would leave me unrecognizable.”

Bobby Kerr, ‘13 “My favorite Halloween costume as a kid was a fireman because I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.” This year’s Chamber Music Series starts off with a concert by the Atlantic Brass Quintet in the A. F. Siebert Chapel.

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Looking ahead: tory martinez Staff Reporter

In light of the series of hot messes that were the presidential debates this year, I’ve been thinking about how to fix this for future elections. Upon examining all the options (shock collars that go off when a candidate reaches their time limit or if they interrupt, giving the moderator a laser pointer to aim at whichever candidate is annoying them most while they’re talking and letting the audience throw things were some notable ideas), but due to our views on torture and decorum they probably wouldn’t fly. So, to avoid indictment from the global community on human rights abuses, I feel that the only logical option is to take off the ties and have an oldfashioned throw-down. Bare knuckle, no shirts, no shoes sock off. No face shots (or hair shots, obviously) and no killing the other candidate. Other than that, all bets are off. No questions to answer (or not answer, or half answer, or to answer with blatant lies…because let’s

Next season’s debate

be honest, it’s not like people actually listen to what they’re saying anyway. That would require the American public to actually care about something other than keeping up with the Kardashians and the new Taylor Swift single), and the only thing people would have to prepare for is the physical demands of preparing for a fight. Both candidates won’t have to worry about pretending to behave like adults,

because if they actually fought there would be no decorum to maintain. There would still be

the rounds. There would also be less discussion of who the winner was, as the party whose candidate gets knocked out cannot in all honesty say they won. There might be some concern that candidates could lie about getting hit a lá European football, but ideally there would be several experienced boxing refs on hand CURRENT ILLUSTRATION ALEX ALBRIGHT to call them on their lies time limits, as that’s normal and make them stand up and for all boxing matches to time fight until they’re actually too

Rolling Stones roll once again HUNTER MCKENZIE Section Editor

Grab your pitchforks and bandanas. The Rolling Stones are back for another tour. The announcement came in a YouTube video that features current band members Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts delivering an energetic call to arms for Stones fans. The band is to perform Nov. 25 and 29 at the O2 Arena in London, and Dec. 13 and 15 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This tour will mark the band’s 50th anniversary. Although the rock and roll lifestyle has brought many talented young men and women to a premature death, for some it seems to be a fountain of youth. Jagger is nearly 70, but is still looking fit and able. Even Richards, who was ranked fourth on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 greatest guitarists, and is often cited as bearing a striking resemblance to a leather bag, looks surprisingly healthy in the promotional video. Richards has remained tremendously active in the music business, and recently played on a tribute album to Les Paul entitled “Thank You, Les.” Jagger mentions in the video that there “may be a few friends

joining us,” and has hinted that this could be the start of a larger tour. Their last world tour, “A Bigger Bang,” covered 32 countries over two years, finishing in 2007 after having set a new record of $558 million in ticket sales. It is possible that this will be their last tour. The Rolling Stones formed in 1962 with Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Bill Wyman, Jagger,


Keith and Watts. They have gone through several line-up changes over the years, most notably after Jones’ tragic premature death. They found tremendous success in the U.S. as part of the “British Invasion” of English rock bands playing a new blend of electrified pop music infused with the heavy timbres of American blues. Over the years they have released over 100 singles and 25 studio albums, performed countless live shows and skirted the line between offensiveness and respectability with

remarkable dexterity. The Stones recently released a single from their compilation album “Grr!” to be released in November. “Doom and Gloom” is a hypnotic, driving track that captures some of the energy of their early days, with a dark grinding texture that evokes a blend of Delta blues and Industrial rock. Although its lyrics are somewhat vague and puzzling, touching on themes as diverse as rejection, depression, alcoholism, social injustice and a Louisiana zombie apocalypse with an impressionism that borders on incoherence, it still serves as proof of the Stones’ vitality and ability to inject their special brand of vintage wildness into catchy tunes that look backwards in time even as they maintain a modern edge. Unfortunately, the new album will feature only two new songs. It is available in a 50-track version and an 80-track super-deluxe version, with songs spanning their entire career. Some may question the need for another Stones album, another Stones single and another Stones tour. Others may see this as a fit crowning for true kings of rock and roll. But the truth is, when you are the Rolling Stones, you do whatever you want, and still get paid.

injured to stand. These fights would of course be televised, and the tradition of having the vice presidential candidates face off would still be honored, although in the interest of letting injuries heal, the debates probably wouldn’t be four weeks in a row. The odds of people actually tuning in if the debates were to turn into boxing matches would skyrocket, as uninformed voters actually make their decision based on who looks best in the ring anyway, and this would merely cut out the part where they’d have to actually listen to the different policies and make their choice based on merit and facts. This could also positively influence swing states. Encouraging them to watch boxing might turn out to be more beneficial in the long run than spending millions of dollars on hate ads and pork projects. All told, I really think this solution might solve the problems created by what the debates have devolved into. After all, there is something to be said for a good, clean fight. It’s

Sexual Assault continued from front page Carthage’s sexual assault policy lacks a specific formula for handling incidents. There is a major discrepancy between policy and practice, and while some of this is actually progressive in that assaults are punished, there is concern that this is not explicitly stated in the policy. When asked about this disconnect, President Woodward said, “I believe that the Dean of Students office has strayed from the policy in ways that all of us would appreciate. They’ve enforced policies in ways that are more productive than the written policy. What we haven’t done is catch up the policy to the practice. I believe that many of the practices we’re engaged in are better than the policies.” However, Woodward was also first to point out the flaws in the current incarnation of the policy. “[Our policy is] not even close. It’s not specific enough, it doesn’t go deep enough into the topic, and it leaves a lot of loose ends. I think the definitions are weak and the repercussions are inexact.” Ramirez also commented, “As a college we strive to respond immediately, and with a sense of urgency, to all situations regarding sexual assault. We always focus on the safety and needs of the individuals involved and the greater community.” Even though Carthage’s policies are lacking, the school is in several ways more fortunate than the other schools on the list. This year marked a significant change of leadership and the addition of a new president who is more than willing to help rewrite the sexual

assault policy so that it meets more than one of the seven criteria is a huge step. When confronted with this information, Woodward said: “You have to allow for humans to make good human decisions. I believe it’s also possible to write policies that build in a level of humanity. These are the strong definitions and the rules, and these are the ways the rules should be interpreted and utilized to make good decisions. That still allows for individual examination…giving people firm guidelines would be a pretty good start.” Carthage has been growing steadily and successfully since its arrival in Kenosha 65 years ago. However, the policies of old no longer fit the needs of students today, and up until now, the administration has been slow to implement the necessary changes. It’s time for Carthage to catch up. In one of his final statements, Woodward was extremely optimistic about instigating change. “Sometimes it is better to start completely over rather than chip away at it. Our policy isn’t terrible, but we can all agree it’s not good enough. We will make a policy that will be powerful, strong, understandable, clear and allow for the most ethical decisions we can possibly make.” It’s time to take the sheet off the elephant, paint it red and black, and make sure it knows it will no longer be catered to. With the new administration willing to work to amend this issue, Carthage is in a prime position to make up for lost time and change things for good.



Comedian wows crowd with recordbreaking balloon sculpting Keelin Guinan Staff Reporter “Comedy, magic and really weird things with balloons…” This is balloon comedian John Cassidy’s theme for his incredible balloon show. Cassidy took over Carthage College this past Friday to show off his amazing talents over Family Weekend and filled a room of students, staff and family with amazement and laughter. He mesmerized the Carthage audience with his transfixing magic and hilarious balloon tricks. This fast paced, remarkable show wowed students, staff and families throughout the show with the originality and style Cassidy offered. It was certainly a night worth going to. Cassidy has been praised nationwide for the originality in his shows, performing on shows such as “The Today Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Ellen.” Before he made such a big name for himself he started as a kid’s birthday party comedian. As time went on he started

to notice the adults laughing along with the children during his acts. After that he took his dream and ran and now we find him a great success as a fantastic balloon comedian. He now holds the record in the “Guinness Book of World Records” for the fastest balloon sculptor, for having made 747 inflated and twisted balloons in less than an hour. Nonetheless, Carthage is very lucky to have such a talent come entertain. Overall, the Cassidy balloon comedian night was a night full of happy laughter. Cassidy did a wonderful job of clearing his audience’s minds of all seriousness for a good laugh. The interaction between the comedian and the audience was perfect, with Cassidy even scaring a student with his tricks at one point. John Morton, ’16, reacted to the show saying, “It was absolutely hilarious!” Overall, this show was a great success. Hopefully we will all see more from Cassidy in the future, whether it be furthering his shows or creating new records.



Carthage makes 45th trip to Shakespeare festival CURRENT PHOTO MEGAN HARRISON


“You’re getting to be a habit with me,” the character Dorothy Brock sings in the performance of “42nd Street.” So, too, has the trip to the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, for Carthage. The annual trip to Stratford is one of Carthage’s longest continuing traditions. Started in 1967 by Don Michie, Professor Emeritus of English, and Shandy Holland, former Professor of Theater, the trip is open to all students, staff, faculty and alumni. The trip’s current coordinator, Justin Zahn, Carthage alumnus and Manager for Payroll and Benefits, first attended the trip when he was a student at Carthage – specifically, a student in Associate Professor of English, Theater and Great Ideas Maria Carrig’s Shakespeare class. Carrig, who assists in hosting the trip, first went to the Stratford festival in 1976. “I was not able to return for many years, so I feel extremely fortunate to take this trip every year and share this place that I love so much with my students.” The trip included a group of faculty members and students from various departments, including English, Theater, Great Ideas, Political Science, Education and Math. In two and a half days, those on the trip were able to see five different plays. After boarding a bus at 4 a.m. and riding for nine hours, attendees arrived in Stratford ready for “The Matchmaker.” Other performances included “Much Ado about Nothing,” “42nd Street,” “Pirates of Penzance” and “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” The festival is recognized internationally, and actors from around the world dedicate their talents to this tradition each year. The festival shows take place at the Festival Theater and the Avon Theater. Festival Theater performances are done on a thrust stage, which

Miranda Bishop, ’14, and Brittany Mirkiewicz, ’13, get a chance to dress up in theater attire during a tour of the costume warehouse while on the Stratford Shakespeare Festival trip.

juts out into the audience, and, much like the design of Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, utilizes props to assist with scenery instead of large changes in sets. A repertory theater company, a group of performers who put on multiple plays in a season, puts on the festival. When the festival first began, only two shows were done each year; now, the festival lasts for six months of the year and presents over 15 shows. Each year, festival performances include Shakespearean plays as well as classic theater of both the American and the European repertoire and musicals. With the wide array of students from different areas of study, the shows brought about a different experience for each attendee. Musical Theater major Kati Schwaber, ’15, said, “It was really fun to look at the piece after having had a semester of Music Theater History.” Even students without theater background can gain a great deal from the trip. English and Great Ideas major Jason Lund, ’13, said, “Of the two non-musicals, ‘The Matchmaker’ was definitely the best. The laughter was immediately gratifying but it still felt like it left you some things to think about afterward. ‘42nd Street’ was just unrivaled as far as musicals go. The music just moved something inside of me, and I got the goosebumps twice. It actually changed my mind about what musicals are capable of doing.” The Stratford trip allowed participants to see a broad range of performances while

enjoying the quaint qualities of the town itself. Students were also able to participate in a behind-the-scenes theater tour at a costume and prop warehouse where students could try on retired costumes. “Most students who go on this trip have said that it was one of their most joyous experiences at Carthage,” Carrig said. It was an unforgettable time for both students and faculty. “The opportunity to engage in lively thoughtful discourse with all the participants before and after the plays was the best part for me,” Lund shared. The 2013 Stratford Festival trip dates have already been planned for Sept. 26 through Sept. 29. Plays will include “Othello,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “The Three Musketeers,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Tommy” and “Blithe Spirit.” Any interested students can contact Professor Carrig for more information. All members of the Carthage community with a love for theater are encouraged to attend the trip. Participants will be able to view a number of impressive shows in a short amount of time, which makes for a truly enriching experience. Schwaber remarked, “You see the connections between the shows and why they put them in repertory. It is just such a great experience to take in that much at one time.” The Stratford festival will leave you with new acquaintances, unforgettable memories and a fresh appreciation for the magic of theater.




AXO Week of Hope






1. Ben Mulwana, ’14, shows off his certificate and crown after being named Mister AXO at Alpha Chi Omega’s “Man Pageant” 2. Tito Ortiz, ’13, struts his stuff in the swimwear portion. 3. Sisters of Alpha Chi Omega celebrate their Week of Hope. 4. Auggie Arundel, ’13, performs his comedian talent.

KEndra Koeppen Editor-in-Chief As autumn fell quickly upon us, hues of red, orange and yellow began to blanket the campus. But shades of the fall season were not the only colors decorating Carthage this October. Streaks of purple accented the campus by those that wore ribbons of support in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness. Continuing a seven year tradition, Alpha Chi Omega presented their Week of Hope, hosting a week’s worth of activities in lieu of Domestic Violence Awareness. Alpha Chi Omega’s Vice President of Philanthropy, Morgan Anderson, ’13, organized the events for this year and despite having raised less money than in previous years for the Women and Children’s Horizon Center of Kenosha, she was pleased

with the support received by the Carthage community. “This year we raised over $350.00 which is less than we did last year,” she stated. “However, I did change things a little bit for this year’s Week of Hope to focus more on educating the campus and raising awareness of Domestic Violence as a social issue as opposed to fundraising, and we got a lot of positive feedback in regards to that. I would still call it a very successful week.” The sorority kicked off the week on Monday, Oct. 15 with the Mr. AXO man pageant. Over 200 spectators gathered in the Student Union Theater to watch some of their favorite Carthage gentlemen compete for the crown. Consisting of a talent show, a swim and formal wear competition and an interview, the event provided a night of laughs for those in

attendance. Despite the vast amount of talent ranging from stand-up comedians to rapper extraordinaires it was Benjamin Mulwana, ’13, who was dubbed Mr.AXO and presented with a gift card and sparkling tiara for his performance. He stated, “Winning Mr. AXO was fun and I loved every minute, except the part where I had to lose one of my favorite shirts. But I congratulate the AXO’s for all the events they put on for an awesome cause. To all the AXO’s, you rock!” The week continued with an empowerment activity where students were encouraged to participate in yoga and other relaxation techniques in the TARC Field House. A guest speaker was also invited to campus, which provided a much more serious atmosphere with stories shared about those who were victims of domestic violence. “Most of the stories that were read that

night, though anonymous, were stories from our peers. Though it’s incredibly sad that we know people that have endured situations where domestic violence is present, it reminds us that this is an issue that affects more people than we as an organization, generation and community care to admit or realize,” Anderson stated. The week concluded with the Candle Light Vigil where students gathered by the Kissing Rock to honor those who have suffered. The vigil served as a final reminder as to why hosting and participating in events such as the Week of Hope make a difference in the community. “Events such as Week of Hope, or really any awareness events on campus, remind us that we don’t live in a bubble,” stated Anderson. “There are things going on out there that touch a lot closer to home than many people care

to realize and events like these remind us of that.” According to, every nine seconds a woman in the United States is assaulted or beaten, and nearly 10 million children witness domestic violence abuse annually. Statistics released by The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence stated that in 2011, forty people were killed in 34 incidents in the state, a number that has decreased since 2010 where there were 58 deaths respectively. Although the Week of Hope at Carthage has come to an end, the effort to raise awareness and honor the victims of domestic violence abuse never stops. As the end of October quickly approaches, there is an expectation that the spread of hope will not end as quickly as the season.



Election Update: 12 days left Alyssa Scott Copy Editor

Polling in Pennsylvania Both Obama and Romney have been heavily campaigning in the swing state of Ohio in the past few weeks, but a new poll result from Susquehanna Polling and Research said 49 percent of voters favor Romney, compared to the 45 percent that said supporting Obama could change things in the remaining weeks before the election. Most of the recent polls have showed an Obama lead in Pennsylvania, but experts at Susquehanna say that these polls have been under-sampling Republicans by five to eight points compared to the partisan makeup of the state. Democrats in Wisconsin The state of Wisconsin has

Details for Election Day: How do I go vote? When: Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Holy Nativity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Shuttles will meet at the flagpole to transport students to vote. Students can also register to vote in Wisconsin on election day and then vote at the polling place. If from out-of-state, your SS card is required.

not been forgotten with First Lady, Michelle Obama making a trip to speak in the swing state last Friday. Jill Biden also visited the Kenosha campaign office this past weekend to talk to volunteers about how important canvassing (a technique of initiating direct contact with a target group in an election) is in these last few weeks before the election. Similarly, vice president Joe Biden personally brought Dunkin’ Donuts to a campaign office in Florida as part of his sweep of the South to promote canvassing in the area. Paul Ryan’s gaffe Democrats have been emphasizing a gaffe made by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan last week while campaigning in Ohio when he confused two quarterbacks for the Cleveland Browns. When talking to current starting quarterback Colton McCoy, Ryan complimented him on his career at Oklahoma State when it was really Brandon Weeden, McCoy’s backup, who played for Oklahoma. While not detrimental to the Republican campaign, the Democrats take a gaffe when they can get one. Both

parties get more aggressive As the election draws ever nearer, Romney has started to increase his criticism of Obama. He claims Obama has no specific plan or goals for his next four years as president and said that, “Although President Obama won’t lay out his plan for a second term, we already know what it will be a repeat of the last four years.” On the other hand, Democrats consistently refute these claims and turn it back on Romney, saying he has failed to give voters specific details.

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Second presidential debate The most recent debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney was town hall-style and dealt with domestic issues such as gun laws, tax cuts for education and the continuing threat of terrorism after the attack in Libya a month ago. Critics say Obama’s performance significantly improved from the first debate. While Romney also remained strong, there was controversy about his statements in regards to Obama’s first proclomation on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi a “terrorist attack.” Moderator Candy Crowley corrected Romney, making him look uninformed. However, both candidates were widely criticized for failing to address the questions of their potential voters and focused more on delivering sound byte speeches and following the time.


News in Brief World

Brooke Schleehauf Web Editor


Man breaks the speed of sound Felix Baumgartner from Australia made history on Oct. 14 by being the first human being to break the speed of sound without the assistance of a craft in Roswell, N.M. He free fell from 24 miles in the air and his fall lasted four minutes and 20 seconds and reached a speed of 833.9 mph. Baumgartner holds the world record for the highest jump from a platform as well as the longest free fall without a drogue parachute and the highest vertical velocity. Definition of misogyny rewritten Australia’s definitive dictionary, the Macquarie Dictionary, has expanded its definition of misogyny after Prime Minister Julia Gillard gave a speech calling out her opposition of misogynistic actions last week. The current definition of “hatred of women” will be updated with a second definition describing, “entrenched prejudice against women.”

Sunscreen recalled for fire risk Banana Boat recalled a half-million bottles of 23 varieties of spray-on sunscreen on Oct. 19 due to risk of lotion ignition when exposed to fire. Five reports of burns have been filed in the last year. The issue is believed to be in the bottles’ spray valve causing the product to be over-applied. The recall was voluntary according to the Food and Drug Administration. Defense of Marriage Act ruled against A New York appeals court ruled on Oct. 18 that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The act stating that marriage is between a man and a woman has now been rejected by two federal appeals courts and could be taken to the Supreme Court in the near future. The case at hand ruled in favor of Edith Windsor who argued that the act discriminates against gay and lesbian couples and thus violated the equal protection provisions in the Constitution.

UN implements resolution on Mali More information can be found at: Allison von borstel Section Editor

In the past year both the Middle East and North Africa have been riddled with unrest. Countries struggle to maintain a governmental order with the ever-looming danger of terrorists and extremists roaming the regions. Mali, a country in Morthern Africa, suffered a rocky transition in governing forces since its President was overthrown in March. Mali’s current government, while relatively

stable, has lost control of the northern part of the country to Islamist extremists who are using the land to build an AlQaida terrorist hub. Recently the UN Security Council approved a resolution that will open the gates for future military intervention in Mali. This resolution is a reaction to the threatening extremists; the Mail government, in coordination with the West African regional body Ecowas, requested help from the United Nations. Military intervention was entreated with the sugges-

tion of 3,000 troops. Even with this clear request, the United Nations refused to directly intervene and provide the forces without further details of the situation and the game plan. France helped to instigate this movement by requesting that “detailed and actionable recommendations” be presented to the Security Council in response to the terrorist laced region. A meeting between the government, an Ecowas leader, the African Union and UN-Secretary General is set to take place

later this week. The resolution pushed for the Mali governments to later conduct negotiations with the extremists in hopes of a diplomatic resolution. Human right violations are also a matter of concern in the region. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, warned the body that Islamist Extremists controlling North Mali have imposed a strict version of the Sharia law. Examples detailed in his report to the UN were

instances of forced marriage, selling of ‘wives” for $1,000 and forced prostitution. Simonovic warned that, “Children are being recruited to build bombs and serve as soldiers.” In reaction to these violations, over 1.5 million Malians have left their homes. Refugees in the hundreds of thousands seek shelter in surrounding countries. A second resolution by the Security Council would be necessary for the United Nations to take any possible action.


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Letter to the editor: A response to “And the winner is...” JOSHUA GRIMM Guest Writer

First and foremost, I would like to applaud The Current’s performance thus far. I have always used the paper to keep up to date on current campus issues, and to a smaller extent, on world issues. However, I would like to report a complaint that I have against one of your columnists. Political disagreements aside, she does not perform on the professional level that the paper has adhered to in the past. Tory Martinez’s latest articles are a disgrace to The Current. Her first opinion column, “And the winner is...” was professionally bankrupt. No reporter should be allowed to make inflammatory political statements such as: “Age and experience were also with Biden, as his record started when Ryan was still doing keg stands and hazing pledges.” This statement is factually bankrupt and unbelievably scathing. I myself am in favor of Paul Ryan as a vice presidential candidate, but I cringed to think that someone could be allowed to put such a statement about any candidate in a newspaper. It sounded much more like an editorial letter than a columnist’s article. “It also helped that he had

facts on his side. His math actually checked out, and he had a record to point to in terms of the economy and foreign policy. . .” Despite Martinez’s citation of Ryan’s naive opinion of diplomacy, she nevertheless did not give us facts or figures to point to. Martinez “fact-checks” without fact-checking. No other paper would allow this kind of writing. I worked as a PR writer for The Mars Society during my senior year of high school, and even when we were writing letters against the controversial NASA budget cuts, we would never have stooped to this level of writing. “. . . which many said was to make up for President Barack Obama’s unwillingness to call Governor Mitt Romney on his make-believe information two weeks ago.” Again, this statement is both inflammatory and unsubstantial. “Make-believe information”? In a professional paper, she would have called it “false information,” and then cited several examples of this that the readers can check. I only have to point to her Point/ Counterpoint article directly below to show how little she grasps facts and figures. If she has done some research, then she is obliged to show it to her writers. My hunch is that she does no research.


“The idea that each worker has worth and is not in fact expendable is a battle that was hard-won, and to say that workers should agree to wages subjective to the whim of their boss is to send the labor movement back to the days of child labor and chaining exit doors shut.” I cannot believe that anyone would say this. This is an opinion unsupported by any facts, any research. It is an absurd argument that has no power and only reflects poorly on the quality of the opinions held by the writer. This is journalistic laziness of the highest order, and I find it deplorable that it is allowed in your paper. As Editor-inChief, it is your responsibility to uphold the reputation of the Carthage Current. Please put a stop to this unprofessional writing. Martinez is a controversial writer, which is perfectly fine. I don’t always agree with her myself. As a young male college student, her previous article on feminism was a little hard to swallow. Her opinions of Ryan were also ones that I don’t agree with. However, controversial writing is sound journalism as long as it stays within professional limits, limits which she has clearly surpassed. Sincerely, A Devoted Reader

A response to the devoted reader TORY MARTINEZ Dear Devoted Reader, I know that sometimes my content can be offensive, and my word choice and phrasing a little outlandish, but since my inspiration comes mostly from watching the debates and reading various other news sources daily, I really can’t promise that my articles will be about sunshine and rainbows. It is inevitable that sometimes some people won’t like everything I have to say. I am encouraged to write about what I know, and since what I know is politics through a liberal lens, what

I write about each week can sometimes seem almost superfluous. Even though my articles are based on current national events, I am encouraged to examine them in my voice which is often times filled with humor and lightness, which other reporting sometimes misses in lieu of hard facts. The facts are there in my articles, but since I write opinions, my job isn’t to inundate readers with statistics but rather to provide a viewpoint to consider, or at the very least laugh at. I also understand that sometimes I make references that go over people’s heads (like to vice presiden-

tial candidate Paul Ryan’s fraternity days or to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 that led to the labor reforms mentioned in my Point/Counterpoint last week) but I write them with the assumption that my readers are well-informed about history and pop culture, and not just well versed in Plato and Aristotle. Those fine philosophers have their place, but sometimes it’s nice to turn off the analysis and enjoy an article for what it is: someone’s opinion about an issue relevant to today’s world. Sincerely, Tory Martinez


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How has the economic power of women affected men? EMILY RAMIREZ Managing Editor


The rise in economic independence for women has had a ripple effect in society. Not only has it affected the economy, but it also seems to increasingly have effects on the way both men and women interact and the role men have in society. Before the influx of women to the workplace upset the traditional gender roles that were in place, men knew who they were supposed to be in the world. They had a set expectation in society to be macho breadwinners. This is not the case anymore. Men are facing an identity crisis. Hanna Rosin’s new book, “The End of Men: And the Rise of Women,” proposes that men are falling behind women in the economic world because of their inability to be adaptable – something she believes women have that has enabled them to get ahead. The reason for this male identity crisis is that societal expectations for both genders have become blurred. Women are no longer expected to be stay-at-home moms and as Heather Boushey, senior economist at the Center for American Progress said, “Girls today grow up in a post-feminist environment, being told they can do whatever they want in life.” So on one side of the spectrum we have women, who are empowered to define who they want to be. These women have the advantage of feminism, which is becoming more widely accepted in society. On the other side, men now face the new dilemma of defining who they want to be as well – only they have no precedent besides the aforementioned macho man. Not only do we live in a so-

ciety where gender roles don’t have clear-cut distinctions, but we live in one where the portrayal of men is increasingly negative—just like the view of feminism in the early 20th century. One of the biggest problems for future generations is a lack of fatherhood. The number of women using sperm donors and artificial insemination grows every year, as well as an increasing divorce rate with full custody most commonly granted to the mothers. So many young men and boys do not have a male role model and struggle to determine where they fit into society as a whole. This effect can perhaps even be seen in the education stystem; boys have been underachieving in public schools in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Also, men now make up less than 40 percent of college and university attendees. To sum up this new problem of men adapting to greater female presence in the economic world, BBC columnist, Sarah Dunant, wrote, “in the aftermath of feminism, growing up male can be hard.” While men are at a crossroads, there seem to be only two paths available to them: a stoic workaholic or an emotional social deviant. Despite what I’m sure many women would accept as basic human behavior, male emotion carries a heavy stigma. Emotional men are often the brunt of jokes in TV and movies, and are portrayed as either gay or wussies. While this column generally talks about things pertaining to the empowerment of women, it is important to discuss what happens when this empowerment occurs without taking into consideration other members of society. This problem with the male identity crisis is something that will eventually affect everyone in our society if something is not done to help men adjust.



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SPORTS IN SHORT Isabel shaindlin Staff Reporter

Men’s Cross Country Friday, Oct. 19 Carthage College did not have a team score at the Wisconsin-Oshkosh Open

Men’s Football Saturday, Oct. 20 Carthage College 10, North Central College 42 Saturday, Oct. 27 Carthage College versus Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)

Men’s Soccer Tuesday, Oct. 16 Carthage College 3, Lake Forest College 1 Saturday, Oct. 20 Carthage College 2, North Park University 3 Wednesday, Oct. 24 Carthage College versus Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, Ill.)

Women’s Cross Country Saturday, Oct. 27 Carthage at the CCIW Cross Country Championship (Warrenville, Ill.)

Women’s Soccer Wednesday, Oct. 17 Carthage College 0, Depauw University 1 Saturday, Oct. 20 Carthage College 1, North Park University 0 (Double Overtime) Tuesday, Oct. 23 Carthage College versus Clarke University (Debuque, Iowa)

Women’s Volleyball Friday, Oct. 19 Carthage College 3, Augustana College (Ill.) 0 Tuesday, Oct. 23 Carthage College versus North Park University (Kenosha, Wis.)


World Series 2012: Speculating the chances of a unexpected champion team ISABEL SHAINDLIN Staff Reporter

This October seems to be eerily similar to the October of 2006, the last time that the Detroit Tigers advanced to the baseball World Series. Numerous acclaimed sports journalists and analysts have already made their pick on who they believe will win the 2012 World Series, and that pick is the Detroit Tigers of the American League. The 2012 post-season has proven to bring surprising upsets and hard-won series that have kept spectators at the edge of their seats. The Detroit Tigers secured their spot in the 2012 World Series Championship last week when they conquered the prodigious New York Yankees in a quick four game sweep. A team such as New York has been loaded with various standout players over the past decade, yet fell to the Tigers who have been playing outstanding ever since October has hit. The Detroit Tigers emerged from the regular season with an 88-74 record, just barely surpassing the Chicago White Sox who were three games back when play concluded. Their pitchers have paved the path to a successful post-season run with their combined record at a 5-1 mark, and an outstanding combined 1.02 ERA. Detroit’s four starters in the pitching rotation, Justin Verlander, Doug

Fister, Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer truly understand what a winning baseball club needs when it comes to playoff time. This is just the basis of an unstoppable post-season team; the Tigers have a terrifyingly strong line-up that always means business. This lineup consists of a few fan favorites,

at the top at hitting for average, power and for producing runs. With top-notch players such as Cabrera running the offense and solid defense from their pitching staff, the Tigers seem to have what it takes to beat their National League opponent. The National League postseason has had a different look to it, with more of a back-toback competition feel. The St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants are battling hard to play in the 2012 World Series, with both teams fully aware that their opponent are tough to beat. The Cardinals entered the post-season as the reigning champions of the World Series, a title Photos courtesy of run that astounded the nation last fall. such as stud Prince Fielder, They now must prove that they defensive whiz Johnny Peralta can fend off the San Francisco and the infamous Triple Crown Giants, the prominent team winner Miguel Cabrera. that won the 2010 World Series. There is no doubt that Cabrera became the first player to win a Triple Crown since Carl either team will be a tough opponent for the American Yastrzemski in 1967. The Triple Crown is very rare League Champions, but it is because it requires the player truly up to the Tigers to take at stake to lead their league what they think they deserve. in three specific statistical The Tigers are proving that categories. These categories, playing a pretty regular season batting average, home runs is not necessary to have a and runs batted in (RBI), show triumphant and glorious posthow impressive a hitter must season. The Tigers have thrived be to win the coveted Triple this post-season unexpectedly Crown. The Triple Crown has well, and have what it takes only been accomplished 38 to become the next World times, marking players that are Series champions.

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Shelby Hawley, ’15, #9, a midfielder for the women’s carthage Soccer team moves the ball during the game on Wednesday, Oct. 17 against DePauw University. The Lady Reds lost the game with a score of 1-0.

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Carthage has mixed luck on home turf tyler strohl Staff Reporter

Four games were featured at Carthage this past week, with the most anticipated game being the Carthage Red Men football team taking on the North Central Cardinals. Both the Lady Reds and Red Men soccer teams hosted DePauw and Lake Forest respectively. The Lady Reds hosted the Augustana Vikings on Friday, Oct. 19. Home games can be a huge advantage and the Carthage teams split last week’s events, winning two and also losing two. Crunch time is right around the corner with most fall seasons set to finish by the second week of November. The Lady Reds soccer team fell to DePauw University on Oct. 17. DePauw’s Dana Sprague, ’13, scored the only goal of the game for either side just 15 minutes into the game. Megann Lear, ‘16, assisted Sprague. Both teams had 10 shots in the game, but the Lady Reds had just three shots on goal to DePauw’s 10. Carthage Goalkeeper, Abby Alm, ’16, kept her team in the game with nine saves and Taylor Capek, ’14, led the Lady Reds with three shots. The Lady Reds followed this performance with a 1-0 win over North Park in Chicago on Oct. 20 to bring their record to 4-8-4 this season. The Red Men dominated Lake Forest 3-1 on Oct. 16. Greg Pignataro, ’13, led Carthage with one goal and two assists. The Red Men’s first goal came from Michael Dombrowski, ’15, on an assist from Pignataro and Drew Liogas, ’13. Liogas added a goal of his own on another assist from Pignataro. Liogas led the Red Men with four shots on goal. Lake Forest has one of the best scorers in the nation in Mahir Mameledzija, who has 25

goals this season. Carthage was just the third team this season to hold Mameledzija scoreless in a game. The football team fell to North Central 42-10 on Oct. 20 at Art Keller Field. The team came out fired up and ready to battle, but the ninth-ranked Cardinals proved to be too much to handle. After a scoreless first quarter, North Central struck on a fouryard touchdown run early in the second. Carthage quarterback, AJ Simoncelli, ’16, threw an interception on the ensuing Carthage drive which ultimately resulted in another North Central touchdown. The Cardinals went up 21-0 at the half after an 11yard touchdown pass with just 26 seconds left. Carthage got on the board early in the fourth quarter after a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown by Zac Pallissard, ’15. Derek Bellamy, ’15, ran for 111 yards in the loss and Mike Merucci, ’13, had six tackles including four tackles for a loss and two sacks. The Red Men (3-4) head to Augustana this weekend for a conference game at 1 p.m. The Lady Reds volleyball team won in straight sets over conference foe Augustana on Oct. 19 in Tarble Arena. Carthage is now 19-11 and is ranked 30th in the national polls. The Lady Reds won 3-0 with set scores of 25-9, 25-21 and 25-15. Carthage is now in third place in the conference behind leading Elmhurst and North Central. Angelica Walinski, ’14, led Carthage with 11 kills and Rachel Fields, ’15, added eight more kills. Setter Karen Chin, ’16, had 27 assists for the match as well. Carthage will finish out its regular season this weekend at the “Barker Chevrolet Classic III” tournament at Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington, Ill.

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