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Obama’s plan to control tuition hikes won’t affect CMU Ross: ‘I don’t think it would hurt our students’

will not be impacted by certain topics discussed by President Barack Obama during his speech at the University of Michigan last Friday. President Obama announced a plan to force public universities to either “contain tuition or face losing federal dollars,” which left university heads questioning the president’s understand-

By Catey Traylor Senior Reporter

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Outside Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting, Ross said he does not see it affecting CMU students. “For us at CMU, with our philosophy, I don’t think it would hurt our students or the university at all,” he said. “We award based on merit, and I feel comfortable with where we are at as a university.”

ing of university financing. According to an April 2011 release from the State Higher Education Executive Officers, Michigan is already in the bottom 10 of all states for higher education support. The national average per student taxpayer support is $6,451, while Michigan’s average is only $4,822 per student.

Political Science faculty member Lawrence Sych said President Obama’s plan isn’t unlike attempts of the state in the past. “This sounds a lot like what states have tried to do in the past with mixed success,” he said. “Over the past several years, Michigan has been trimming back state support for universities, and now with

some surpluses at the state level, they’re reconsidering that. It’s the lack of state support that motivates universities to increase tuition.” President Obama’s plan aims to provide educational opportunities for all students, but Sych said it seems to have potential to harm students. A ROSS | 2A

Unicameral proposal comes under fire at SGA meeting Monday the student government.” In response to earlier concerns voiced about the lack of representation in a unicameral system, SGA President and Shelby Township senior Vincent Cavataio and McNeely have adapted the proposition to change the number of senators representing the student body in the proposed system from 15 senators to 23, matching the current amount of senators in the bicameral system. Yet, this change in the proposal did little to quell RSO opposition. “We have the largest amount of representation we have ever had in the student government,” said Romeo senior Kevin Richmond, a representative of Students for Service and Learning. “We would be losing so much by throwing away so much. You can’t expect 23 people to accurately represent a student body of over 20,000 students.” Many in the RSO community expressed they felt angered and even betrayed by the new proposal. “I’m going to go back to my RSO and tell them that they are taking us out of the system.” said Matthew Collier, a senior from Commerce, representing Students For Free Enterprise. “To combat apathy, the administration is trying to put more students in the dark; that is not a solution.” Despite student backlash, Cavataio insisted the unicameral system is the best solution to a stagnant house. “What does the house do that the senate does not do? Why are (we) spending so much money for a house that accomplishes little?” Cavataio said. “If we get a group of 23 competitive senators, we can start making some changes on campus.” On Tuesday, Cavataio suggested the number of senators in the proposal was still subject to change.

By Ryan Fitzmaurice and Octavia Carson Staff Reporters

The Student Government administration faced heavy opposition on Monday night as students raised their voices about a proposal to restructure the Student Government Association. After SGA Vice President and Brighton junior Colleen McNeely reintroduced the proposal for a new unicameral system during the SGA meeting, hands began to rise throughout the auditorium. A unicameral system would disband the house and relocate all of the governmental power to the senate, where a student-elected committee of senator representatives would handle governmental affairs. This proposal has been introduced to combat a house that has been accused of being oversized and underproductive. Port Huron senior Bryan Shelby voiced his concerns about the unicameral proposal and said his entire fraternity, Alphi Phi Omega, will not vote for the bill, because they feel registered student organizations will lose their ability to be heard during meetings. “I think that in terms of representatives, it will be unfortunate if we had to cut out a large number of representatives and shrink the number down,” Shelby said. McNeely said if the unicameral change is made to SGA, there will be more passionate people involved in SGA and meetings will be more productive. “I don’t believe there is a problem with the representatives that are already here. I believe there is more of a problem with lack of engagement of SGA with the rest of the student body,” Shelby said. “If we made them more aware, you would find more passionate people joining RSOs or being involved in

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Clinton Township senior Stephanie Jaczkowski is one of the two CMU nominees for the Fulbright Scholarship. If awarded, Jaczkowski will spend an academic year in Poland as an English teaching assistant. The political science and public relations major is the first of her American-Polish family to return to Poland since the early 1900s.

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Program nominees recommended to respective countries By Ben Harris | Senior Reporter Two Central Michigan University students may have the opportunity to teach English overseas for a year as part of the prestigious Fulbright Program. Stephanie Jaczkowski and Alex Strong, both seniors and members of the Honors Program, have been nominated by the National Scholarship Program to become members. According to its website, the Fulbright Program is an international exchange funded by the federal government for American students to travel abroad and become ambassadors of United States culture by teaching, researching or studying. It also allows for international students to come to the U.S. As part of the application process, Jaczkowski and Strong first had to be nominated by the university in a pre-application process. The nominees both said they were required to write essays about why they would be good cultural ambassadors, followed by an interview with a campus committee before they could secure the university’s nomination.

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Ithaca senior Alex Strong was nominated for a Fulbright Scholarship, if awarded Strong plans on spending his year abroad in Korea as an English teaching assistant. Strong, a music education major and trombone player, chose Korea in part due to his love of big band jazz music, which is very popular in the South Pacific.


EHS dean candidate wants to do more with less Human Services. Throughout the hour-long discussion, Howell noted the resources, challenges and aspirations he believes hold true at many universities, including CMU. If chosen to be dean, Howell said he hopes to help underrepresented students, while also working to increase national visibility, regional leadership and professional resources. “The dean needs to make sure the college is a sustainable operation,” Howell said. “I’d be an advocate, a strategizer, to get the college what it wants.” One of the main challenges

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Charles Howell, chairman of the College of Education’s leadership, educational psychology and foundations department at Northern Illinois University, listens to a comment during the open forum of the College of Education and Human services search for its next dean at the Lake Superior room in the Bovee University Center Monday afternoon.

The College of Education and Human Services continues to search for its next dean. On Monday, 14 Central Michigan University faculty and staff gathered in the Lake Superior Room of the Bovee University Center to evaluate Charles Howell. Howell, chairman of the College of Education’s leadership, educational psychology and foundations department at Northern Illinois University, is one of three finalists seeking to become CMU’s next dean of the College of Education and

Howell spoke of altering was faculty and staff workload. Although he did not say he could lighten workload, Howell did express interest in making sure everyone involved in activities is engaged with energized focus, involvement and success. “We need to figure out ways to do more with less,” he said. “I want people to enjoy what they’re doing. That will internally motivate people.” Using personal examples from the past, Howell answered many questions dealing with leadership, accreditation, diversity and faculty positions. Supportive of a high-quality

online educational program, Howell is also interested in co-teaching opportunities and making sure EHS programs have the resources they need to ensure everything is correctly accomplished. Howell said he also believes in the importance of keeping alumni involved. “Get to know all of your alumni,” Howell said. “It means a lot to people to stay connected.” In addition to alumni, Howell spoke about the importance of both fixed-term and tenure faculty.

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w Study Abroad Information Session will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in Ronan 344. Information on internships and study abroad in New Zealand, Australia and China will be provided. w Creative Minds Inspired by African American Culture will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Bovee University Center room 108. The event that is part of Black History Month will exhibit paintings, poetry, music and sculptures made by students in ENG 329. w Art Reach’s Festival of Banners 2012: "Art for all Seasons" will be held at Art Reach for artists to submit banner entries by Feb. 17. The banners will be featured on light poles in downtown Mount Pleasant, Shepherd, Winn and Union Townships starting in June. Entry forms may be picked up at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway or at


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Corrections Clarification In the Jan. 25 issue of Central Michigan Life, it was written that the Management Department had no plans to vote on endorsing the Academic Senate’s vote of no confidence against University President George Ross and Provost Gary Shapiro. The department had plans to vote on the motion during a faculty meeting on Jan. 20 but decided to postpone it because of missing faculty members. The vote has been discussed by the department. Correction In Monday’s editorial, "A Black eye," it was written that Central Michigan women’s basketball players read a prepared written statement Friday regarding the Jan. 25 fight during the CMU-Ohio game at McGuirk Arena. The players did not read off a prepared statement. © Central Michigan Life 2012 Volume 93, Number 54

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Their applications were then forwarded to the Fulbright Program committee, which would then select a certain number of applicants and recommend them to the respective country. Strong, an Ithaca native, is applying to travel to Korea. Jaczkowski, who is from Clinton Township, said she hopes to go to Poland. The next step is for those countries to select their nominees. The Fulbright committee will recommend more nominees to a country than there are positions open, and the country will choose which nominees it wants. REDISCOVERING HERITAGE Jaczkowski has more than a passing interest in Polish culture. She studied abroad in Poland her sophomore year and grew up in a Polish community. “I’ve been Polish dancing since I was 4 years old, and I went to the same church my great-grandparents went to when they moved here from Poland,” she said. “It’s always been a part of my life.” When Jaczkowski first went to Poland, she said she did not know any Polish, but by the time she left she could hold a conversation. “That’s one of my goals — I want to be fluent in Polish,” she said. “I want to get my Ph.D in political science and focus on eastern European politics.” Jaczkowski said she would be placed in a university as a teaching assistant. There, she would teach students about slang, idioms, movies and other parts of American culture. “I really want to teach them how to like football,” she said. Jaczkowski and her father were the first in her family to return to Poland almost exactly 100 years after her great-grandparents came to the U.S. She said she hopes to write a paper comparing Polish traditions to American Polish traditions and how the American Polish traditions have evolved and been carried out in the U.S. Jaczkowski said she is hopeful about her chances. “Until I got the email last week saying I was in the next round, I was wondering if I was being a little too optimistic,” she said. “I wondered how I’d do in a national competition of scholars. I’ve worked really hard to get to where I am, and I think that really showed in my application.


“The current proposal is at 23, but after vetting last night, that number seems to be a concern which I will address for revision,” he said in a text message. “It’s important for students to note that nothing is concrete until we refine the plans through their concerns.” Although the majority of students who spoke out were against the proposal Monday night, others voiced their support. “I think a lot of people in the house are concerned that it will reduce student representation, but at the same time, students who are not involved in RSOs right now have no representation,” said Lansing senior Kyle Grost. If the unicameral bill is passed, RSOs will no longer

So I’m fairly hopeful I’ll be in Poland as of August or September.” She said she could find out as late as June if she has been selected. BORROWED TRADITIONS Strong said he applied for the Fulbright almost on a whim. “I kind of sent an email to Phame (Camarena, Honors Program director), asking what he thought about it — to see if that would be a good idea — something I’d even be qualified for, and he just happened to say, ‘Yeah, I just happen to have this National Scholarship Program we’re hoping to launch. Why don’t you stop by my office tomorrow, and we’ll chat about it.’ So I drove up to Central and printed out the Fulbright manual, which is about 150 pages, minimum,” he said. Camarena, director of the Honors Program and National Scholarship Program, recommended Korea to Strong. Strong said Korea was a good fit for him because of his love for jazz. During the Korean War, Strong said, Korea was full of American soldiers. The military would book entertainment for the soldiers. Since the Korean War coincided with the height of the swing era, popular swing bands were sent to Korea to entertain the troops. “And so they were there playing this music, that cultural stamp rubbed off on South Korean culture, and that whole Pacific Rim region has got kind of American-o-mania going on,” he said. “To this day, there are a lot of people that like to listen to it there. My being into that, and my wanting to get a cultural varied experience, it seems like a natural fit for me.” Strong said he has played the trombone in jazz ensembles every semester he has been at CMU except the current one, because he is student teaching in DeWitt. “Korea has the most English teaching assistantships that are offered. Applying there gives me the greatest chance,” he said. Like Jaczkowski, Strong said he was optimistic about getting selected. “I don’t know what my chances are,” he said. “Each round I get through my chances get better. I’m not sure what the figures are, precisely; I’m just crossing my fingers.”

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“It seems like it would be difficult to not hurt the students. If you cut federal support going to public universities, those would be hurting the very students that you’re seeking to help,” Sych said. “One of the major motives for increasing tuition is the lack of state support. If we don’t raise tuition, we’re losing that rev-


It is extremely important to have fixed-term and tenure there; both have a vital role, and we couldn’t get by without them, he said. “I want people to be motivated and achieve what they want to do,” Howell said. “It’s important to make sure that the faculty and staff are enthusiastic and appreciated.”

enue. At the same time, the federal government says if you raise tuition, we’ll cut federal support. It’s really a lose-lose situation.” Ross said CMU has been working toward cost efficiency since the beginning of the decade, introducing the CMU Promise, a pricefixed tuition plan, in the fall of 2005. The promise was eliminated in the summer of 2008. “We’ve cut costs in basic things such as utilities to help keep tuition low,”

Ross said. “What sets CMU apart is that we started this in 2002, not just when the economy started to suffer. It’s remained consistent.” Sych said he doesn’t think Obama’s plan will be put in use anytime soon. “Obama is close to the end of his term, so I doubt this plan would happen this soon,” he said. “It may just be a nice thing to say to gain some political support going into the next election.”

Howell has held his current position since 2007. His additional higher education experience includes positions at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Hamilton College and Syracuse University, according to iCentral. Next week, the final two EHS dean competitors will be evaluated. Both Henry Clark, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and

Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas will hold open discussions. Clark’s forum is scheduled for Feb. 6 and Pehrsson’s forum is scheduled for Feb. 7. Both evaluations will be held in the Lake Superior Room of the Bovee University Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. All candidate forums are open to the public.

be at the center of the SGA house meetings as representatives. Instead, the senators elected by the student body could potentially allow for new demographics to gain a voice. “By opening this up, we can get the entire student population to vote for senators who represent their beliefs, as opposed to the current system with just RSOs,” Grost said. After Monday night’s meeting, McNeely said she is still confident the unicameral proposition will go through. The unicameral proposal will be on the ballot in the general elections, where it would pass with a majority vote. The senate seats will also be up for election. The general elections will be held from March 12-16. Voting will be held online at






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Enrollment and Student Services office plans for realignment By David Oltean Senior Reporter

The Office of Enrollment and Student Services has started making an organizational evaluation to help better align enrollment services with those pertaining to student life. Plans to realign the department are developing to create better synergy within the organization, which manages areas including residence life, financial aid and admissions. The Dean of Students position may also be replaced with another title depending on the reorganization of the department. Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Steven Johnson said the reorganization has been planned for more than a year, beginning in the spring of 2011. “This is somewhat of a new combination, taking the services that are related to enrollment and aligning them with the student life functions,” Johnson said. “And the goal here is to create a better synergy of all of the functions toward pro-student engagement and student ser-

vices throughout the university.” Johnson said the Dean of Students position may receive a new title depending on the divisions that fall under the job’s supervision after reorganization. “The dean’s position is critical to that because, historically, it is focused on the student life functions and co-curricular activities and services. Assuredly, there will be an appropriate level position to maintain that oversight directly and report to my office,” Johnson said. “What we’re determining now is how it will be aligned in context with the larger organization. It may still be a Dean of Students, or it may be a different title for the position, depending on what divisions fall under that position.” Director of Public Relations Steve Smith said a search may be held for candidates for the dean position but provided no insight on the future of current Interim Dean of Students Tony Voisin. “Upon finalizing decisions regarding the reorganization, it will be determined to what extent a search is needed to identify the A office | 5A

Mitt Romney wins Florida Republican primary Tuesday By John Irwin Staff Reporter

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney cemented his status as the front runner Tuesday night for the Republican party’s presidential nomination by winning the Florida Republican primary. Romney won with 46 percent of the vote. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came in second with 32 percent, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum finished third with 13 percent, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul ended the night in fourth with 7 percent. Romney now has accumulated 84 of the 1,444 delgates needed to win the GOP nomination. Romney’s victory follows a week and a half of heated campaigning between him and Gingrich. CNN reported 93 percent of advertisements

put out by candidates and super PACs in Florida were negative. However, CNN’s exit polls found only 39 percent of voters were impacted by the ads. CNN’s exit polls also found a large gender gap between Romney and Gingrich. Romney beat Gingrich by 5 percent among men, but won over women by a 22 percent margin. Romney again used his acceptance speech to criticize President Barack Obama, saying he “demonizes” the American economy. “Mr. President, you were elected to lead, you chose to follow, and now it’s time for you to get out of the way,” Romney said. Gingrich spoke to supporters in front of a banner that said “46 States to Go.” He also criticized Obama, but drew A win | 5A

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Bottom: Portland senior Matt Sumner, left, laughed as he joked with fellow jazz host Mike Sundt, a Grand Rapids junior, at WCMU public radio on 89.5 on air at night Jan. 24 during the Nightside Jazz show. “This station offers a wide variety in cultured music,” Sumner said.

Feelin’ the beat Student musicians work late nights, early mornings as jazz hosts on WCMU Public Radio By Eric Stafford | Staff Reporter


ike Sundt said he had no idea Central Michigan University had a public radio station when he moved to Mount Pleasant. “I could’ve just went and worked for a Big Boy, but I love the music,” the Grand Rapids junior said. “Also, I acted a lot in plays in high school, so this gave me a chance to do the two things I’m best at — talking and playing music.” Sundt, a music education major, along with Matt Sumner, a Portland senior working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in music, can both be heard when tuning into WCMU Public Radio. WCMU is located on the dial at 89.5-FM in the Mount Pleasant area. The broadcast reaches 52 counties in central and northern Michigan and parts of Ontario, according to their website,

At the radio station, Sundt and Sumner belong to a group called “The Nightsiders,” which also consists of Kevin Terpstra, Tiffany Waite and Joe Dukes. “Nightside” plays strictly jazz and blues and begins daily at 11 p.m. and goes until 5 a.m. on weekdays and 6 a.m. on weekends. “I got involved at WCMU through a friend,” Sumner said. “I knew I really liked jazz, and here I get to be immersed with

that music. I love public radio, so it’s like a dream.” Currently, Sundt works the shift that begins at 2 a.m. and goes until 6 a.m. on Sundays and Mondays. He said he loves working for the radio station, but the hours are definitely draining when combined with his class schedule. “The 2-6 a.m. shift really kills me,” Sundt said. “I have five days of classes at 8 a.m., and then I have to find time to eat and sleep.” Sumner is on the air Thursdays and Fridays from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. “It can get pretty tough,” Sumner said. “‘The Nightsiders’ are machines though. We eat, sleep, study and go to work. It’s tough, but we get through it.” Why they want people to tune in Sundt said the station is great

for the CMU campus, because people who tune in and enjoy the broadcast will affiliate positive thoughts with the university. Sumner said WCMU is a great asset to the student body. “It gives students opportunities to be involved in large-scale radio and video operations,” he said. The pair agreed the most rewarding aspect of working for the radio station is their ability to reach listeners through the music they play. “My favorite thing about this station is being part of an American art form,” Sumner said. “I love being able to show people great jazz music.” Sundt said he likes being able to share his musical taste with listeners. “I like being able to affect A jazz | 5A

SGA votes to create a Greek Life coordinator Tanya Moutzalias/Staff photographer

Ed, 77, and Nedra Fisher, 76, of Mount Pleasant, have been collecting art since they were married. Nedra is a full-time volunteer for the Art Reach Picture Program which brings large reproductions of important art work into local schools. “I do it for the kids,” Nedra said.

Members of Art Reach win Da Vincini award By Anna Palm Staff Reporter

Ed and Nedra Fisher have been part of Art Reach for more than 30 years, joining in 1981, the year the organization was founded. Since joining, the couple has contributed to its continued growth and success. On Dec. 8, 2011 they were given the Da Vinci award along with Tom Endres, who has been a member for about seven years. The Da Vinci award isn’t an annual award, said Art Reach Education and Program Coordinator Kari Chrenka.

“It comes together when individuals have gone above and beyond,” she said. Nedra has held office in the Art Reach Board of Trustees — she has been the president, vice president and secretary — and is currently on the Art Education Committee. In 1984, she founded the Picture Program that is still in practice today, teaching more than 9,000 children art history in 28 schools within four counties. “Back then, some schools didn’t even have an art teacher,” Nedra said. A art | 5A

By Eric Stafford Staff Reporter

The Student Government Association voted Monday to support the creation of a coordinator for fraternity and sorority life. Currently, Central Michigan University has only one full-time professional working with Greek Life. Other schools with similar undergraduate enrollment, such as Western Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University, have two or more. The proposal passed with a majority vote taken by a show of hands. There were only a few hands raised in dissent, and the measure passed easily. The job of this newly appointed coordinator would be to oversee all fraternity and sorority life. This includes, but is not limited to, advising the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (NPC) and

the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), overseeing the Greek Judicial Board and coordinating the Greek 101 education program. Chris DeEulis, Rochester Hills senior and special projects manager for Greek Life, said the goal of creating a coordinator position is to increase accountability for the entire Greek population through a position that would act in the long-term. “We want to create value -based organizations that help promote what fraternities and sororities should really be instead of stereotypes, and we think this position will help accomplish this through accountability,” DeEulis said. As of right now, Tom Idema, assistant director of the Office of Student Life, is the only full-time employee who oversees Greek Life. In addition to Idema, Becky Cooke works as the Fraternity/Sorority Life Assistant,

and there are two Greek Life interns as well. However, Idema also works with other Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) in addition to Greek Life. “We feel it needs to be its own sole position in order for Tom (Idema) to be able to better balance all of his responsibilities,” DeEulis said. He also said he felt the creation of a Greek Life coordinator would allow individual fraternities and sororities to have more time to be noticed and effectively build up better relationships. DeEulis said students may be anxious that creating another position may cause a rise in tuition for upcoming semesters’, however, that option has been left open for the University Administration to decide. He said often times there are ways for money to be allocated with-

out a rise in tuition. DeEulis said some people may wonder why CMU would pour money into a position like this instead of, for example, an academic advisor. He believes that this position will be more likely to keep students enrolled and therefore is more valuable than something like an academic advisor. “It makes more sense to retain students than to seek more, because keeping students is a consistent way for the university to make money,” he said. As of right now, CMU’s fraternity and sorority staff is among the smallest in the state of Michigan and is the smallest in the Mid-American Conference. “We need somebody to carry Greek Life forward,” said SGA President and Shelby Township senior Vince Cavataio.

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Retention rates high, 77 percent of freshmen return for second year

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Gaylord senior Elise Leichtnam, left, and Reed City senior Samantha Brownlee, right, look at dresses on Jan. 25 at Kate’s Designer Consignor, 1809 South Mission St. “We were just driving by and decided to come in,” Brownlee said.

Former shopper buys resale business Owner enjoys building relationships with customers By Brittany Wright Staff Reporter

Caitlyn Lee was a frequent shopper at Kate’s Designer Consignor before she took over as owner in October. The business, located at 1809 S. Mission St., is a resale store that does consignment, meaning once an item is bought, the person who brought it to the store will receive 50 percent of the profit. Kate sells anything from jewelry to dance shoes to

formal gowns. Kate’s Designer Consignor is the only place in town where you can get gowns and dance shoes until Lansing, Lee said. “We sell original items here that can’t be found anywhere else,” Lee said. She said she is also looking into getting maternity items and scrubs. Lee said her favorite part of owning Kate’s Designer Consignor is being able to build relationships with girls, learning who they are and then picking dresses to match not just their figures but their personalities as well. “Every single girl who comes into this place is treated like a princess,” Lee said. “We strive to make you feel like this is your

store.” Lee makes glass-beaded bracelet, sells them for $10 and donates 80 percent to either Susan G. Komen For the Cure or United Service Organization (USO) on a monthly rotation. She decided to give back to these particular organizations, because her husband is in the military, and breast cancer runs in her family. Detroit senior Arielle Bryant has been to the store and said she was a fan of the experience. “Kate’s Designer Consignor is a great place to look like a million bucks for only $35,” Bryant said. “Also, Kate does her best to find the perfect dress, which is often hard to flatter every body type.”

Bloomfield Hills freshman Amarriah Valentine said she has not shopped at the store yet. “I think that Kate’s Designer Consignor is a good idea,” Valentine said. “Not only can you buy items cheap, but they will buy items from you as well. When you do both, its almost like shopping for free.”

Recent retention rates are showing Central Michigan University freshmen seem to be adjusting well with the transition from high school to college. According to the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, CMU has had a 90.78-percent retention rate of freshmen from first semester to second semester over the past five years, and that figure hasn’t dropped below 90 percent since 1996. Additionally, 77 percent of those freshmen return to CMU for their second year. Birmingham sophomore Madison Bartelt witnessed her friends come and go during their freshman year. “I watched four of my friends leave Central. Two of them left after the first semester,” Bartelt said. “One was homesick, and the other one was her roommate, so I think she just followed suit. The other two failed out and left at the end of the year.” In the 2010-11 school year, the second semester retention rate was 90.5 percent, while second-year retention was 75.8 percent. Students leave for a number

of reasons, but Whitehall senior Emma Boulet said she hasn’t seen many of her friends go. “None of my friends have dropped out or left, but I can see how that would happen,” she said. “In order to get into college, students need a decent grade point average. Once they’re accepted, I think people feel that they don’t need to try and might leave due to failing out, partying too much or a heavy class load.” Bartelt said course loads probably influence a lot of students to drop out. “I guess adjusting to Blackboard and college is difficult, but that should be expected at any college,” she said. “It’s not like CMU is unique in that aspect. Those adjustments shouldn’t be a reason to fail out or leave.” Boulet said college is a time to grow, learn and accept responsibility. “Losing your childhood, becoming an adult and accepting responsibility is a shock to most people,” Boulet said. “Accepting that (college) is your new reality is hard, but you’ve got to stick it out.”

“Losing your childhood, becoming an adult and accepting responsibility is a shock to most people. Accepting that (college) is your new reality is hard, but you’ve got to stick it out.” Emma Boulet, Whitehall senior

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Fowlerville senior Nick Kilpela stares into a computer screen altered with a tinted screen shade. The downloadable application adjusts the color output of the computer to help the user’s sensitive eyes.

Excessive use of technology could cause vision problems By Justin Orminski Staff Reporter

The most recent American Optometric Association survey found 68 percent of young adults reported “technology-related eye or vision problems.” The 2010 “American Eye-Q” survey, which looks at eye care in the United States, identified this condition as Computer Vision Syndrome. Excessive use of technology including TV, computers, smart phones and tablets can have an impact on vision, said optometrist Karisa Ritter of Pearle Vision. “The prolonged use of stuff like that definitely can cause eye strain and headaches,” Ritter said. She said extensive screen use can also cause dry eyes because of less blinking when looking at a screen. “The closer you look at some-

thing, the harder your eyes have to work,” Ritter said. Clarkston freshman Nick Loomis estimated he easily spends between three to four hours per day in front of screens. Loomis said he thinks his recent poor vision correlates to this. “When I was younger, I never had contacts or glasses, (and) now I absolutely need them to see,” he said. “I personally think my vision has declined since I got to Central because of all the computer, TV and video game use.” Loomis said he spends most of his free time playing video games, ranging from first-person shooters like Call of Duty to family-oriented games like Mario Party. He falls asleep watching TV, which he estimated he views about half an hour each night. “I’ll be staring at the screen for a while, and then my eyes will feel strained, and I have to look

away,” Loomis said. Electrical Engineering Professor Qin Hu said there is a difference between LCD displays and CRT displays, commonly found in older TV sets. A CRT scans the TV screen at a set frequency to create an image, causing a “flicker rate,” which easily fatigues the eyes, Hu said. “I don’t let my kids use the computer for more than half an hour at a time; I don’t want them to get near-sighted,” she said. LCD screens are easier on the eyes, because they aren’t expanding and contracting at a high frequency level, Hu said. Ritter said people should take breaks for their eyes when they use technology. “I would say follow what’s called the 20/20 rule; if you use it for 20 minutes, take 20 seconds of rest,” Ritter said.

Michigan may see 1,000 police officer increase in the future By Hailee Sattavara Senior Reporter

Michigan may see 1,000 more cops on and off the streets. Attorney General Bill Schuette proposed an increase of 1,000 officers on Michigan streets last Wednesday. This increase was paired with a proposal that would put those who have committed three felony crimes behind bars for 25 years. “As a police chief being in law enforcement for 30 plus years, I am a firm supporter of having more officers available in our community,” Central Michigan University Police Chief Bill Yeagley said. Yeagley and Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski both said they were unsure as to where the proposed officers would end up. “There is no question that there are certain places that would benefit from more officers,” Mioduszewski said. FiGuReS anD loSSeS Jeff Browne, Mount Pleasant Police Department public infor-

mation officer, said there are currently 19 officers on the road, 14 assigned to special assignment and one officer in the narcotics department. Browne, Yeagley and Mioduszewski all said other areas having faced more budget cuts would be more likely to receive more officers. “Particularly (in) Michigan we are all in a world of hurt,” Yeagley said. “There are no easy choices.” Yeagley said Central Michigan University administration has done a great job balancing and making as few cuts related to police officers as possible. With 22 sworn CMU officers, Yeagley said this number includes officers that reside in residence halls, those who patrol in marked cars and detectives. CMU Police lost one vacant position because of budget cuts that could not get filled recently. ICPD has lost two youth services officers in recent years, Mioduszewski said. Our two-percent funding from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has been dwindling in recent years, because the economy affects the casino revenues, Mioduszewski said.

This amount was previously agreed to fund future public services. The tribe can choose where the funding ends up. MPPD lost one officer to budget constraints last year and may lose one to two over the course of this year. laW enFoRCeMent MentalitieS “Law enforcement today is a lot more than just fighting crime,” Yeagley said. He said officers who reside in residence halls can provide insight into law enforcement actions. These officers spend more than 95 percent of their time in that residence hall. “I can’t tell you how many times I drive by and people put their seatbelt on,” Browne said. Yeagley said the primary focus of CMU police is to make people feel safer. “The only people that should be intimidated by us are those who are trying to harm others,” Yeagley said.

people’s lives in that way, and I also get to expand my own horizons with music I’ve never heard before,” he said. “My best moment at the station was after I played Brad Mehldau, a jazz piano player, and a guy called in who had never heard him before, and he instantly became obsessed with Mehldau’s music and thanked me for playing him.” Sumner also reminisced about a memorable moment he had while working at WCMU, but it wasn’t with the same


distinctions between him and Romney. “It is now clear that this will be a two-person race between the Conservative Leader Newt Gingrich and the Massachusetts Moderate,” Gingrich said.


She has founded a number of other programs, such as the Chair Affair and the Special Collection. She also started a calendar where the artwork for each month is made by elementary school students. “As a person, you need to pay back. Especially today, you need to give something to the community, even though

of the department. “That is not my decision, as it is entirely up to Vice President Johnson,” Voisin said in an email. Johnson said similar alignments of enrollment and student services have been seen at other universities, and the reorganization could lead to a more efficient department. “If you do some research

and look at how other colleges and universities are doing this, it’s not a new model,” Johnson said. “I think it’s a developing model organizationally with the whole goal being a centralized focus from the pre-recruitment stage that admissions manages through the graduation and alumni stage.”

fondness as Sundt’s memory. “My most embarrassing moment happened one night when I was introducing the opening of a show, and I wanted to say, ‘Thanks for joining alongside with me tonight’ and instead I said, ‘Thanks for joining on me tonight,’ which was followed by an awkward pause as I tried to recover.”

ments in the genre. Sumner is a trumpet player, while Sundt plays the bass. Although both agreed they love working at WCMU, neither plans to pursue a career in broadcasting after graduating from CMU. Sundt said he plans on being a music teacher. Sumner said he is planning to attend graduate school at the University of North Texas to further his music education. He will be auditioning at the university next fall. “I’ll be doing four years of jazz studies,” he said. “I want to write and perform jazz in the future.”

FutuRe planS Aside from working at WCMU, both Sundt and Sumner are heavily involved in CMU’s music program while studying for their degrees. As self-proclaimed jazz lovers, the pair each play respected instru-

Next up for the Republican presidential hopefuls are the Nevada and Maine caucuses. Nevada will hold its caucuses on Saturday while Maine’s caucuses will take place over a whole week, Feb. 4-11. On Feb. 7, Colorado and Minnesota will hold their caucuses, while Missouri will hold a primary in which no delegates are at stake. The

candidates will then have a few weeks to gear up for the Michigan and Arizona primaries on Feb. 28 and the Washington caucuses on March 3. Super Tuesday is March 6, when ten states will hold their primaries or caucuses and 466 delegates are at stake.

things are not as good as you would like,” Nedra said. Endres retired from CMU Public Broadcasting and was the Art Reach Board of Trustees president for six years, Nedra said. He remains a member with his wife Peggy. “It’s an honor to be honored by Art Reach, because art is essential to fulfill the human being, whether it’s painting or music or sculpture,” Endres said. He believes the key events that led him to achieving the

award were purchasing the new building for Art Reach’s office downtown, helping sell the old building and asking and receiving a gift from a generous sponsor. Because of Endres’ hard work, the Morey Foundation donated $250,000 to the organization’s on-going capital campaign that will contribute to further increase in the educational space, said Art Reach Executive Director Kathy Hill.

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EDITORIAL | SGA unicameral proposal finds foes quickly

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he Student Government Association’s proposal to move to a unicameral system composed entirely of elected senators faced heated opposition from registered student organizations at a meeting Monday night. The sudden arrival of the RSOs to voice their dissent against a proposal created largely in response to inactivity and poor attendance by SGA representatives was a bizarre, kind of self-incriminating hypocrisy, but it’s one well-known to many governing bodies.

Their vocal arrival is a little different from the normally stale school board meetings that suddenly explode with participation the minute budget cuts make the agenda or city council meetings packed with citizens because of a proposed ordinance.

Or the typical college student, apathetic of the political process until an issue comes to the forefront that they become interested in. Everyone, no matter their varying degrees of interest, deserves an opportunity — a forum — to let their voice be heard. Whether the SGA decides to listen is another story, but a fierce opposition to a proposal should at least be considered. Toeing the line between mob rule and an oligarchy is a problem that has plagued representative democracies since their first inception. So simply doing away with more than half of campus’ representatives is going to cause some understandable backlash — despite however much representing those representatives actually do.

The problem simply is not that easy to fix. The self interest betrayed by the swollen attendance could be damning, but if anything, it reveals something more complicated. If RSOs only show interest in the goings on at SGA when they are facing an existential threat, then how can we expect a unicameral Senate to avoid making self-preservation its primary goal? It’s all gotten a bit cliquey, really. How can we, or the E-Board of SGA, say for sure what course is best for student government? Fittingly, the issue will be placed on the general election ballots. Let’s hope students with an interest in the fight remember their voices then.


Melissa Beauchamp Senior Reporter

Unhealthy eating diaries At Subway — also known as one of the healthiest fast-food restaurants — I order a BLT with extra mayonnaise on Italian bread. Would I like to make that a meal? Yes, yes I would. I’ll add a 16-ounce Coke and two chocolate chip cookies, please. That would have to be the most unhealthy combination someone could possibly order. My 110-pound petite frame that stands just over five-feet tall is sort of an optical illusion. You would think I snack on lettuce wraps and non-fat yogurt. The truth is, I cringe at anything remotely healthy. Anything sugar-free or reducedfat is disgusting to me. Reduced-fat Cheez-Its — I think not. I would rather save the calories somewhere else, like only eating half a bag of chips, instead of the whole bag. It’s not very socially acceptable when I go to IHOP, and my friends order spinach omelettes, rye bread and black coffee. I order the pancake platter, which includes two buttermilk pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, buttered white toast, bacon and a hot chocolate with extra whipped cream. And since when is it not acceptable to eat a bagel in class? I’m not bragging about my appetite of a teenage boy and my ability to digest anything without any negative consequences — I just feel blessed. Although I look healthy and fit on the outside, there is no way my insides are consistent. I’m sure they hate me. Especially my arteries, which I’m confident are clogged because of my high butter intake. When people ask me what my secret is, I tell them to eat often and eat a lot. It works for me. Not only do I eat a lot, but I eat the most interesting combinations. For instance, my bed-time snack may consist of pickles, a bowl of Frosted Flakes, Chips Ahoy!, Papa John’s garlic parmesan breadsticks and some chocolate milk. Although I was very active in high school, running more than 60 miles a week, those days are long gone. I do make an effort to hit the gym once or twice a week, but, of course, I have to reward myself with a 10-piece chicken nugget meal and a medium french fry after the sweat and tears. Someday when my unhealthy diet catches up to me, I will not like the toll it will surely take on my body. People say you are what you eat. I don’t know what I am. Every time I go to the doctor, I get really nervous when she asks me if I eat healthy and exercise regularly. I reply with, “Mmhm, sometimes.” To my surprise, she always says everything looks OK. Before I develop diabetes, high blood pressure or clogged arteries, I should probably re-think my poor eating habits. I am extremely jealous of my health-savvy friends that eat nothing with fat content, but then again, you only live once, so why not enjoy it with a whole box of Oreos in a span of 24 hours?

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[your voice] Comments in response to “REPORT: University of Michigan administrators failed to report child pornography found at hospital for six months” citizen2000 This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cover-ups at the University of Michigan. They covered up an alleged rape by their football kicker who thinks about “brunette girls” when he kicks the winning field goal in the Sugar Bowl. They cover up a rape allegation against a basketball player. They cover up the reasons for the sudden departure of their police chief in late 2010 and then cover up the reasons for the sudden departure of his replacement shortly after this crime was reported to his campus police department (did one have anything to do with the other?). If you are outraged, send messages to President Coleman and the Board of Regents. Florenceschneider, Tuesday The University of Michigan has become little more than an unethical, money-hungry, undergraduate diploma mill that places its self-worth on the achievements of its athletic teams. Pathetic. Michmediaperson, Tuesday I wonder if the Detroit media will call for President Mary Sue Coleman’s resignation and all

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these administrators’ resignations like they did during the witch hunt to get the late Joe Paterno fired at Penn State? Or, did they have a chip on their shoulder toward Paterno because of his success and age. Comments in response to “Three more departments endorse vote of no confidence against CMU’s Ross, Shapiro” Michmediaperson, Tuesday Guest, slow down, and let’s take this one at a time. 1. CMU will have, I believe, two board openings December, 2012. Either Snyder can renew them or pick his own people. Engler picked them when he was Governor. Then, Granholm. Now Snyder will. And, yes, I hope he picks two people, one of them me, who will work to abolish unions. Snyder gets to pick two in December 2012 and I think two more in December 2013. Good employees don’t need a union. Education in this country will never get better when you can’t fire teachers because of their tenure. They need to be like the athletic coaches. If you keep losing, you’re FIRED!! Likewise, with teachers. If the kids aren’t learning, then fire them. Now, will he pick Limbaugh, Tea Party, michmediapeople...... No, he will pick status quo people who won’t be much different than what we got now. Constitutionally, Snyder gets to do it. This is the last time I’m going to say this. The faculty is wasting its time

with this stupid no confidence vote. George and Gary are puppets for the Granholm Board. The Board loves them. The faculty needs to go down to Lansing and meet with Snyder and the Legislature and tell them to cut CMU’s appropriations because of the crazy Medical School. And you do a statewide PR campaign in the media. It would cut the legs out from underneath George, Gary, their staffs and the Granholm Board. Guest, if Snyder would put me on the Board, I’d drive down to Lansing on my dime and meet with every legislator about the Med School. This silly no confidence garbage is a joke. The Granholm Board is the faculty’s nightmare, not George and Gary. They’re just following orders! Guest, Tuesday So, what you are saying is that you want Snyder to appoint Board Members? The man who wants to abolish unions and void contracts? Think this one through. While you may not like what the BOT and Ross/Shapiro are doing now, count your blessings. If Snyder was to appoint a entirely new BOT (which will not happen) you will hate that even more. Creative_destruction, Tuesday In my opinion, these folks are just projecting their displeasure over their contract settlement onto the board and the president.

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Obama’s speaking unrivaled As unemployment rates spike, gas prices rise and the monstrous United States national debt continues to quietly accumulate, many Americans have begun to express a distrust toward Barack Obama and the current presidential administration. Regardless of your viewpoints toward Obama, one aspect of his presidency is undeniable: The man can speak. Poise, confidence and charisma all flowed out of the man’s mouth during his State of the Union address, unlike any of the continuous banter we’ve seen in recent weeks in Republican debates. “Tax returns” this or “insider trading” that. We understand Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney — you two will do whatever it takes to earn the nomination. Just don’t swear by Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment, because thou has definitely spoken fairly ill of other Republican candidates. While Obama delivers speeches with eloquence and energy, Gingrich looks like he could use a towel to wipe the sweat from his forehead after every defensive remark. While Obama tries his best to ensure he doesn’t offend particular societal groups, so does Romney, but only because he’s changed his mind enough times to appease whoever can take him to the White House. Love him or hate him, the man has the ability to talk his way into the hearts of the American public — just look at the way he managed to not completely embarrass himself with the State of the Union “spilled milk” joke. His recent ode to Al Green while speaking in New York on Jan. 19 is hard not to smile at. Sure, the old adage has always been “talk is cheap,” and the growing problems in the country may suit the phrase for Obama. However, it may be more applicable to a comparison of Obama’s $400,000 presidential salary to Gingrich’s for-profit consulting and production companies or Romney’s ties with Bain Capital. It’s unfair to beat up on Gingrich, who has had his moments in recent debates and inspired cheers from Republican crowds in Southern states. Looking back at CNN’s Jan. 19 debate held in South Carolina, Gingrich managed to make Peter King look like the villain for asking a question about Gingrich’s infidelity, rightfully so. I mean, how can asking about the man’s extramarital affairs or tendencies to divorce his sickly wives be fair game in a presidential debate? It’s not like America’s president is expected to display utmost character or that Gingrich has a firm stance protecting the institution of marriage from homosexuality or anything. The only noteworthy comments that came out of Gov. Rick Perry’s mouth during his candidacy were on YouTube when he managed to denounce the First Amendment and insult homosexuals, atheists and religions other than Christianity alike — all in 31 seconds. Though speaking may be only a portion of presidency, isn’t a politician’s most valuable skill his ability to inspire? Newt and Mitt — start getting in front of the mirror now.

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Men’s basketball losing streak hits six By John Manzo Senior Reporter

The ladder the Central Michigan men’s basketball team was climbing at the beginning of the Mid-American Conference season is getting extremely tall. CMU lost its sixth-straight game 67-60 Tuesday night against Kent State at McGuirk Arena, falling to 2-6 in MAC play. “Wow, the frustration continues,” head coach Ernie Zeigler said. “Our kids gave great effort and I’m really pleased with how were fighting and battling, but unfortunately, you have to be able to execute in certain situations.” The frustration mounted after halftime when CMU allowed one of its patented second-half runs, allowing KSU seven-straight points to open the half. CMU controlled the first half, but a late 3-pointer from guard Randall Holt tied the game at 32 heading into the locker room. Holt, who had his third 20plus point game of the season, had a game-high 23 points. “When you’re playing against teams that have the

balance, which we’re hoping to get, you have to pick your poison,” Zeigler said. “And Justin Greene, we knew he could have that type of night, so you’re giving attention to him because we are so limited with our depth up front. “We were looking to double him … trying to spy him and they got multiple guys that can make shots. Holt, he did a heck of a job.” CMU found scorers to surround guard Trey Zeigler in the first half, something that has been lacking. Junior forward Olivier Mbaigoto was aggressive offensively, scoring his six points all from the foul line, but was absent in the second half, scoring just two. Freshman point guard Austin McBroom continued his hot scoring touch. He had nine in the first half, finishing with a team-high 19 points. With 14:21 remaining and the Chippewas down nine, Ernie was whistled for his second technical foul in as many games. Holt extended the lead to 11 on the technical free throws, but CMU fought back. A jumper by center Andre Coimbra with 10:26 remaining

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Sophomore forward Trey Zeigler drives to the basket against Kent State’s Michael Porini Tuesday night.

shaved it to a two-point game, but it was never closer. “We just need to be able to finish in the clutch,” Trey said of the losing streak. “We had the game until the end. Too many mistakes, missed shots, missed free throws, turnovers. We’ve got to be able to finish.” Despite the loss, CMU showed hustle throughout, especially in the first half. The team out-rebounded the Golden Flashes 19-10 in the first half, and hauled down

nine offensive boards. That translated into an 11-1 advantage in second-chance points. CMU fell three-and-a-half games behind Eastern Michigan for the MAC-West conference lead. The Chippewas have dropped their past three home games. They go on the road at 2 p.m. Saturday against Ohio in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats are 17-4 overall and 5-2 in MAC play.

Women’s basketball plays final game without suspended scorers By Michael Jewett Staff Reporter

After an overtime loss against Bowling Green the Central Michigan women’s basketball team looks to rebound at 7 p.m. today against Miami (Ohio) at McGuirk Arena. Wednesday’s game will be the Chippewas second without freshman guards Crystal Bradford and Jessica Green and freshman forward Jas’Mine Bracey. They were all dealt twogame suspensions following a fight between CMU and Ohio last Wednesday. Those three also make up the team’s top scorers. Without them in the lineup, Taylor Johnson has stepped up in their ab-

sense. She scored 18 points against BGSU including the game-tying basket with a second left. Head coach Sue Guevara is confident her team will use the close game Saturday as inspiration to play well against another top Mid-American Conference team in Miami, Ohio. Guevara plans to use the same starting line-up she had against BGSU since it worked well. CMU will rely on the sixth man in the stands. “The basketball team feeds off the energy from the fans and uses it to push themselves,” Guevara said. On the court, she wants to see her team get back to the basics. “If we can focus on the pro-

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cess and fundamental aspects of basketball rather than trying to just outscore the other team, while continuing to work on transitioning between offense and defense, a win is easily within reach,” Guevara said. CMU is looking to gain ground on MAC-West-leading Eastern Michigan and Toledo. Miami has the third highestscoring average in the MAC with 69 .8 points per game. The Redhawks leader is Courtney Osborn, who scores 19 points per game, also third best in the conference. Kirsten Olowinski cleans up missed shots leading the conference with 10.4 rebounds per game.

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Sophomore forward Taylor Johnson breaks through the Bowling Green defense Saturday at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant. Johnson finished the game with 18 points, one assist and 10 rebounds during the 77-72 overtime loss to the Falcons. Johnson will have the opportunity to lead the team in scoring against with the team’s top three leading scorers suspended again for Wednesday night’s game.

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Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe continues work on wind turbine Project to be located at Shepherd, Remus roads By Jordan Spence Staff Reporter

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is continuing work on a wind turbine being built on tribal land in Mount Pleasant. The wind turbine will be located near the corners of

Shepherd and Remus roads. The foundation has been poured, and the project is nearing the stages of raising the bases of the tower, said Environmental Response Program Specialist Craig Graveratte. “In 2005, I wrote a small grant for a wind turbine to power the greenhouse at 7th Generation/Elijah Elk Cultural Center,” said Sally Kniffen, enviormental specialist for the tribe. “That request was taken by Beaver Pelcher to the tribe’s lobbyist, and it turned into a major earmark/grant

(of) $250,000. With that money, the tribe decided the best use was to invest in a wind energy feasibility study.” Steve Smiley, a Michigan energy economist, was hired, finished the study and proposed a comprehensive renewable energy plan and presented it to Tribal Council, Kniffen said. Along with the wind energy grants, the tribe applied for Housing Grants and an Energy Efficiency Community Block Grant. “The turbine itself will be about 199 feet tall. It is ex-

“This project is a good project; we have learned a lot. Unfortunately, it has not been an easy road to energy sovereignty. Sally Kniffen, tribe environmental specialist pected to generate between 300,000-500,000 KW per year, depending on the winds,” Graveratte said. The cost savings of the project is between $30,000 and $50,000 per year, which will be applied to the general fund

to offset energy costs, Kniffen said. As for the wildlife issues, the threats will be very minimal, as some studies have reported more birds are killed by things like glass buildings and natural predators like cats, Graveratte

said. They will take on the issue through a case-by-case basis and evaluate it at that time. “This project is a good project; we have learned a lot,” Kniffen said. “Unfortunately, it has not been an easy road to energy sovereignty. Renewable energy is the future, and it will be a big achievement for the tribe to move in this direction.” The wind turbine is scheduled to be completed this summer, but there is no exact date set.

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tion to being paid by Invenergy to house turbines, farm families are still able to farm on the same land. The project will be a significant source of revenue for Gratiot County, generating roughly 10 percent of the overall budget, about $8 million a year. Gratiot County passed a county-wide zoning ordinance for wind energy, which means wind farms can be built throughout the area without any loopholes or bumps in the road. The county was open to the establishment of nearly any kind of business due to the depressed economy, but Ostrander said the wind farm offer was the most enticing. “It’s good timing to help this area out financially,” he said. Invenergy started construction in spring 2011 and expects to be done in May. Ostrander said he sees alternative energy is neccesary to power a world with a population nearing seven billion residents. “Like them or not, alternative technology is essential, and it’s going to happen regardless.” He sees the project and all wind farming as a marvel of ingenuity and engineering. “When you look at the (wind turbines), you see the epitome of what hu-


A MID-MICHIGAN TIE A 30,000-acre wind turbine farm constructed and managed by Chicago-based Invenergy LLC is in the process of being built in Gratiot County outside of the Village of Breckenridge. Once completed, it will be the largest in the state of Michigan. Jeff Ostrander, Breckenridge village manager, said there will be 133 wind turbines in Wheeler, Bethany, Emerson and Lafayette Townships when the project is completed. Ostrander said further expansion won’t be an option in the four townships, because the current plan will max out their power grid. “There’s not enough capacity in the current power grid in this immediate area to tranfer the power to surrounding areas,” he said. Each turbine generates energy for 500 homes, and the final project is expected to generate electricity to power more than 50,000 homes annually, Ostrander said. Breckenridge has 1,400 residents; Gratiot County has 30,000. Ostrander said landowners are paid about $80 per acre annually for hosting the turbines, and in addi-

[VIBE] mans are capable of when faced with a challenge. LOCAL HELP The Michigan Energy, Michigan Jobs initiative calls for incentives to bring green energy to Michigan, making it easier for businesses to hire local workers. It also caps yearly utility rate increases related to the new energy standard at 1 percent, in an attempt to protect consumers from larger bills. Locally, renewable energy sources have been gaining popularity. Union Township Zoning Administrator William Woodruff said the township uses four wind turbines to help power the township. “The turbines account for about 10 to 15 percent of the electric energy use at the township hall,” Woodruff said. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe also began installation of their first wind turbine last fall. The turbine supplies power for heating and air conditioning in homes across the reservation. It is a project coordinated through the tribe’s Housing and Planning Departments, Seventh Generation Cultural Center, the United States Department of Energy and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

ESL releases ‘Ghost Town Lullabies’ By Sean Bradley Staff Reporter

Lansing’s Elliot Street Lunatic held nothing back when it came to making their new album, “Ghost Town Lullabies.” The album will be released Saturday at Rubble’s Bar, 112 W. Michigan St., with a release show featuring Mount Pleasant’s Wavvy Hands, Muskegon’s Tiger! Tiger! and Howell’s Good Weather for Airstrikes. Recorded in June 2011 with The Dear Hunter’s guitarist and singer Casey Crescenzo in his home studio in Los Angeles, the band said they came away from the experience better than ever and even closer as friends. To fund the album, which features songs like “Ghost Town” and “Shine,” the band created a fundraising campaign through the fundraising site Kickstarter. “The outpouring of support we got for our Kickstarter page was incredible,” said Eric Robbins, a Leslie native, second guitarist and vocalist. According to the band’s Kickstarter page, they raised $2,090 officially but raised even more when checks and cash donations were included. After having successfully funded their endeavor, the time came to focus on polishing songs the band had been

working on for more than two years and to finally record them. Laingsburg native, lead singer and guitarist Jason Marr said the band is more focused and better than they’ve ever been. “We think completely differently about our songs than before we went out to L.A.,” he said. “We think about every angle now. We focus on the parts that need attention, and we won’t move on until we get that right.” Marr said Crescenzo focused heavily on the vocal arrangements, as well as finding new sounds to incorporate into the band’s trademark indie-pop sound. “Before I would record the melodies for songs, he would listen to each note I hit and tell me what I should change,” said Marr, who mentioned the situation was similar for his guitar playing. Crescenzo also helped them learn when not to play, Marr said. “That was a big thing he helped us with; focusing on what’s important in the songs,” Marr said. “We don’t step on each other’s feet with parts.” Robbins said Crescenzo was also good at “de-cluttering” the songs. “Let’s strip everything down to its core,” he said. Robbins said Crescenzo pro-

vided many second opinions for ideas. “It’s great to have an outside opinion from somebody like him,” he said. “When you write a song, you think it’s great, but as an outsider, he can come in with a fresh ear and say something isn’t so great and say, ‘Do it like this.’” Some of their contemporaries have taken notice of “Ghost Town Lullabies.” Howell native, singer and guitarist for Good Weather for Airstrikes James Radick said Crescenzo’s production was “great for the sound” of the band. “My two favorite things about the album are the guitar playing and the drumming — how Eric and Jason play off each other,” he said. “CJ Kjolhede is a phenomenal drummer, but it isn’t always shown. He plays the parts that are called for. “It’s a huge step forward from their last album,” he said. Robbins said he takes a lot away from the traveling and recording experience. “It was such a great experience — to not have to worry about your job, school, whatever,” he said. “Our songwriting has changed because of it. It made us better musicians all around. When we came back, we were a changed band.”

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Andrew Dooley Student Life Editor Something lost in economic and scientific debates about climate change and the need for green technology is the jaw-dropping majesty of this planet we have inherited. We were supposed to be guardians of the mechanisms that created a species as magnificently talented as ourselves, but six packs had to be held together by something. Sorry, dolphins. Though ostensibly an industrial state, Michigan has always benefited from enormous natural resources. Clean energy, whether it comes in the form of turbines or new automotive technology, can be an economic boom to our region while protecting the beauty of nature around us. Now to that beauty: Michigan has an abundance of lakes, obviously, but also natural wonders such as Pictured Rocks, the Sleeping Bear Dunes and other sites. While trees, mountains and thunderstorms are incredible in their own way, it’s human nature to identify most closely with animals. Selfishness is what got us into this mess, so maybe it can help us realize we have to get out of it. Our love of animals has created an entire generation of Americans unable to leave home for fear of missing the latest video of a cat doing something, probably involving socks or raspberries, on the Internet. So looking outside of our Malicious Mitten, please al-

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low me to take you on a brief tour of some of my favorite species, just to remind you exactly what saving the environment really means. While species like mussels and monkeys should deserve equal attention, that’s not really how things work. Red pandas, also known as the firefox, are not really pandas at all, but these cousins of the raccoon are champions of the Google image search. While celebrities of the world from Don King to Bill Clinton fight for the privilege of posing with a giant panda (always wearing blue latex gloves, which makes the whole thing look even more disconcerting), the red panda quietly lives out its existence as the clearly more excellent animal. The octopus is not actually native to the frosty playing surface of Joe Louis Arena. This majestic sea beast hit its peak with Paul the Octopus (or Pulpo Paul, to cool people), a celebrity cephalopod kept in captivity in Germany who correctly predicted eight consecutive outcomes at the 2010 World Cup by eating clams out of boxes. An obvious low point for the species was the depiction of Ursula in “The Little Mermaid,” who was gross. Beyond being cool to look at (and cooler to have peer deep into your soul), the octopus is an incredibly intelligent animal. Brilliant, yet without any bones, the octopus is a master escape artist, capable of squeezing through impossibly small spaces. They’re like a giant chicken nugget but with a brain. In conclusion, penguins. Just ... penguins. Now please walk and ride bikes more often. Laziness is a poor excuse for putting our remarkable blue marble on the path toward annihilation.

Let’s teach this planet a lesson

All the media hype about global warming, along with it being the year 2012, is to me irrefutable proof of the coming apocalypse. With news of rising average temperatures, oil spills and a fast-eroding Mississippi Delta, there seems to be nothing left the human race can do to save itself or its planet. So why even try? I have taken up a position of cheerful resignation in reaction to humanity’s great plight. Our options being as limited as they are, it makes sense to give up on feeling guilty about doing all the things we already have been doing to trash our environment. Since we may all only have months left to live until 2012 devours us all, we should be working nonstop to do what we can to suck every last drop of anything this planet has to offer, and make it suffer as much as we can for its anti-human blasphemy. We have one last chance before we go up in flames to show this rock we are its masters, whether it likes it or not. This kind of hedonistic anti-environmentalism I’m talking about has always been an easy indulgence; now it is guilt-free as well. Never before has it been so easy to not feel bad about not recycling. Now, in fact, it is possible to take it a step further. For example, when I walk in a neighborhood and someone’s recycling is set out, I make it a duty of mine to ensure plastic and aluminum finds its way

By Paulina Lee Staff Reporter

Hydrologic fracturing was a point of discussion in President Barack Obama’s recent State of the Union address. Commonly known as “fracking,” hydrologic fracturing is a process that uses pressurized fluid to create cracks in shale deposits located deep underground to extract natural gas. President Obama supports it for an alternative energy and said fracking has the potential to support 600,000 new jobs. But not everyone agrees fracking is the best new energy alternative to coal and oil. “I think fracking is bad,” Chloe Gleichman, a Saline sophomore and president of the Student Environmental Alliance at Central Michigan University, “I think that fracking is misleading, in the way that it’s portrayed in the media and through energy companies who say it’s a natural gas revolution. In reality, natural gas is just another fossil fuel, and that’s not a revolution” Gleichman said in response to Obama’s push for fracking that we do not need jobs that poison us. “We talk about job creation, stimulating the economy and making money,” she said. “The people who are making money off this are the couple of people in the energy industry who are raking in enormous profits at the expense of life, and that’s not responsible.” Concerns about fracking are founded in the potential

for it to contaminate water supply. “When we drill in complex geographical regions, we don’t always know what the underlying strata are,” said Thomas Rohrer, director of the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems. “There may be natural conduits that allow the drilling fluid to move back up into the aquifers, or there may be fractures that are created by the fracking that cause cracks leading up to the water aquifers,” Rohrer said. But water supply contamination is not the only concern. “With fracking, there is also the potential that it could release methane gas, which contributes to global warming, because it is a greenhouse gas,” he said. A New York Times article reported a 4.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Youngstown, Ohio in late December, the second that month, and specialists believe the evidence points to fracking. Rohrer said sometimes fracking fluid under pressure may leak from a well and lubricate different rock, which cause them to slip and move, resulting in an earthquake.

Council that would ban fracking in the area. They are working on sending letters with information to council members and then hope to present their resolution to the council within the next two weeks. Gleichman said she hopes the city council will enact SEA’s resolution and ban fracking but also just wants to raise awareness about the issue. “So many people will be approached for their land to be used for fracking, and they’ll sign it because of the money, and then have to deal with the problems afterward,” Gleichman said. Mary Graham, a Mount Pleasant resident, said she is also concerned about fracking. “I worry about it a great deal, because I don’t think that they have explored the possible problems, particularly with the water,” she said. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has stated some of

Taking Action At Central Michigan University, the SEA, a campus organization dedicated to the promotion of environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyles, plans on providing a resolution to the Mount Pleasant City

“We talk about job creation, stimulating the economy and making money.” Chloe Gleichman, Saline sophomore

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out of the recycling bin and into the trash where it belongs. There are plenty of other things you can do to contribute. Don’t carpool and encourage all your friends not to carpool, either. Live half a mile off campus? Drive every day. It’s the little things everyone can do to rub it into this planet for trying to cough us up like phlegm. If you drive a Hummer, you are already doing the right thing. But be wary: the legends say at night, if you listen hard enough, you can hear Al Gore on the side of the road dressed as a ghost, howling at passing gas guzzlers. All you have to do to get him to go away is to flash a crucifix and a talking portrait of Rick Santorum, which will repeat the phrase “Global warming is a hoax!” over and over again until you and your family vote Republican. The point is, as a final show of our race’s vanity, humanity must have the last word. But there is no way we can ruin this planet before it ruins us if we do not all band together for the last push through to the finish.

By David Oltean Senior Reporter

Buying a gallon of gasoline for $3.50 may seem like a steal to most Michigan residents in a few months. As gas prices are expected to significantly rise in coming months, some Mount Pleasant businesses and Central Michigan University students have expressed concerns about transportation. The rise in price for gasoline may lead to higher rates for Mount Pleasant’s taxi and transportation companies but are also certain to affect CMU students commuting from across the state. Dennis Adams, director of marketing and public relations for the Isabella County Transportation Commission, said the expected gas prices are a definite concern, though the company catches a break with taxes as a governmentfunded business. Adams said the company expects to see the most significant rise of commuters in “out-county” service, which travels to cities including Remus and Clare. “As the prices go up, so do our ride requests proportionate to the amount of the price increase,” Adams said. He said the company usually sees more CMU students


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its major concerns regarding pertinence to fracking are protecting water aquifers, water volume, managing water disposal and chemical identification. As fracking sites increase in Michigan, the state has taken one step toward the regulation of water withdrawal, as fracking can use about 50,000 to 500,000 gallons of water per site. Yet, as a $2 billion dollar industry in Michigan, Rohrer said he does not see fracking as something that will go awa but said it needs to be done properly. Though the Environmental Projection Agency has proposed regulations, they have been slow to keep up with the production curve, he said. “We are all responsible. We all use the energy. If we want it, we need to make a compromise,” Rohrer said. “There are environmental, human and health risks involved. There’s always a cost, and we have to be willing to pay the cost.”

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Lonnie Allen Staff Reporter Editor’s note: Munchies in Minutes will be a weekly feature highlighting snacking and cooking made easy. I am Lonnie Allen, an aspiring journalist. Writing is a pas-


sion of mine, along with my love for cooking. I am hoping to combine these two passions into a weekly delectable dish for the reader and the hungry in print and online a Every Wednesday, I will write about food topics relating to what I am preparing that day. The snack I figured I would tackle this first week on Munchies is the chicken wing. What better to snack on than deepfried appendages of a nice, fat chicken? Of course, our ancestors used all parts of the chicken. Usually the wings, back and neck were used to flavor soups and stocks. It was the modernization of the poultry market and the ability to refrigerate that permitted us chicken lovers to pick our favorite parts of the bird — breast, thigh and leg portions — so chicken wings fell a bit out of favor. It was Oct. 30, 1964 when an enterprising restaurateur

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Homemade garlic herb, spicy barbecue and original chicken wings.

created a chicken wing recipe that would take America by storm. The most information I can find seems to credit the creation date for buffalo wings to Anchor bar owner Teressa Bellissimo, who was faced with feeding her son and his friends a late snack. Having an excess

of chicken wings on hand, she fried up the wings. It is said she dipped them in a buttered, spicy chile sauce, and to cut the heat as a dipping sauce, she served them with celery and blue cheese dressing. The rest, I guess, is wing history. Of course there are disputes about who was the first to

serve buffalo wings, but people can research that all by themselves. Now, let’s make some wings. Today I am making three versions of wings: Garlic herb, spicy barbecue and original. Bake the wings at 400 degrees for 35 minutes, and while the wings are cooking, assemble your sauces. Place the garlic sauce in a bowl, add crushed red pepper to barbecue sauce, mix well and place in the bowl. Take melted butter and hot sauce, mix together and set aside for wings. When wings are done and still hot, mix them with your favorite sauces, plate up with celery and dipping sauce and serve. Enjoy, you all. *Note you can bake wings a day ahead or par boil wings and pan fry wings until crisp and still do the same as baked recipe above.

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½ cup


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garlic herb marinade

w 1 cup red-hot sauce (Frank’s) w

¼ cup melted butter


¼ tsp. crushed red pepper


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movie review

‘The Grey’ a potent blend of action, emotion By Jordan LaPorte Staff Reporter

Jordan Spence Staff Reporter

Top five dating websites Many traditional college students dismiss online dating. They assume only older people, losers and shut-ins would use the sites to meet people. I can tell you it’s not. Approximately one-infive couples have met online. I think for people who don’t enjoy the bar scene and are tired of being setup by friends and family members, online dating can be a good option. So far, I have about three friends that are either married to or are dating someone they met online. Once you decide to use the Internet as your dating method of choice, it can be difficult to choose particular sites. 1. — This is the biggest and most popular dating website, with the most subscribers, both paid and unpaid. The site gurantees you will meet someone within six months, and it’s a simple profile set-up, so you can start quickly. The site matches you with people, but they make it easy to search on your own terms as well. When I used the site, I felt the kind of people who joined seemed normal and were really looking for a relationship. 2. — I don’t think it’s too different from, but it offers an interesting personality questionnaire that determines whose personality you best match up with. It’s a unique insight to yourself and others. 3. — It’s cheap and easy, so what more can a college kid ask for? But I warn people; you get what you pay for. With the free sites comes a lot more creepers and weirdos to sift through. 4. AdultFriendFinder. com — This is for people who aren’t looking for a relationship, but just want a hook-up and are too lazy for the bar. 5. — This would’ve been higher on my list, because they offer in-depth profile screenings and do a lot of the work for you, but the last I knew, they only let straight couples join the website, and they keep the fact pretty quiet. For this reason, they are at the bottom of my list, because I think all kinds of people, gay or straight, have the right to search for someone.

Most of the marketing for “The Grey” made it look like the film was going to consist mostly of Liam Neeson beating up wolves for a couple hours. While “The Grey” provides plenty of the action shown in previews, it also manages to introduce a significant amount of depth and emotion into the tale of burly men surviving in the wilderness. The film follows a group of men trying to survive in the Alaskan wild after their plane

ride takes a turn for the worse. After the plane crash, Neeson’s character, Ottway, is quickly established as the alpha-male of the group, and the only one who seems to have any idea how to survive the ordeal. Ottway is often very stoic and collected; he does what needs to be done and is usually the one making decisions when things start to get rough. He is not completely robotic, however. Quick flashbacks allude to a deeper story beneath his hard exterior, and the film does a nice job of explaining just enough

of the back story without explicitly stating exactly what happened. There are also moments when Ottway shows compassion and fear, which help to humanize him further. The same goes for the other characters in the film. They all seem tough, but they also have depth that helps make the audience actually care about what happens to them. Even with the emotional touch, there are still plenty of scenes in “The Grey” meant to get the audience’s adrenaline racing. Many of those scenes involve a pack

of wolves stalking the group of men. The wolves act as a constant source of tension throughout the film. There is an uneasy feeling of anticipation every time night falls. The viewer knows the wolves are there; it’s just a matter of when they will attack. This is where “The Grey” can wear a little thin at times. Some parts seem more like a slasher film, where people keep dropping like flies oneby-one. The group’s actions also seem a little unrealistic at times, such as the part where one man jumps across a huge chasm and somehow lives.

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The film still provides an enjoyable experience, despite some of its shortcomings. It does a great job of building tension and also creates characters that feel real and have good chemistry. Overall, “The Grey” is still an action movie at heart, but one that has a more emotional impact than most.

Video game review

‘Quarrel’ an addictive, combination strategy game By Jordan LaPorte Staff Reporter

“Quarrel” was released back in August on iOS. Now it has made the jump to consoles through Xbox Live, offering players a cheap and simple but addictive experience for only $5. The game play is like a combination of “Scrabble” and “RISK.” The landscape is divided into different territories at the beginning of the match, then each player attempts to take over opposing territories until they are the last one standing.

The individual battles are where the game becomes more like “Scrabble.” During a confrontation, each player will get a line of letters, and players must try to find a word that is worth more points than the word their opponent uses. Each letter has different point values, so the longest word is not always the one that will win. If the attacking player wins, they take over the opponent’s territory. What makes things a little more difficult is players need a higher number of soldiers in a territory to use more letters. If a player only has three soldiers in a territory, they can only make

a word that is three letters long. The general game play is easy to grasp, but there is also enough strategy involved to keep the game interesting. Playing with real people is always ideal for a game like “Quarrel.” Unfortunately, there does not seem to be many people playing online at the moment. It took a while just to get a game started between three players; I hope more people will start playing soon. Luckily, there are enough single player options to make the game fun to play offline. Domination mode has players trying to conquer 12 pro-

gressively harder stages. Showdown has a ladder of opponents to fight through, just like many fighting games. These matches are one-on-one and get pretty challenging as the player moves up the ladder. Challenge mode has players trying to complete certain objectives, like winning five battles in a row. Finally, there is a Quick Match mode for people who want to jump right in. “Quarrel” isn’t graphically impressive, but it uses a charming and colorful art style that makes up for the lack of raw graphical power, and this style of game doesn’t really need


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good graphics anyway. “Quarrel” is a great deal at $5. It has plenty of options to keep players busy and is a great way to pass the time while players wait for retail games to start hitting shelves again.

Album Review

Foxy Shazam goes glam all the way in new album By Jay Gary Staff Reporter

Change is no stranger to Foxy Shazam. With their beginnings as an avant-garde, post-hardcore band with The Flamingo Trigger all the way to their last release, the self-titled album with a soulful glam rock blast, they have changed up what they do a fair amount. So with the release of their fourth album, “The Church Of Rock and Roll,” the thought of change should already be on many people’s minds. Foxy has taken glam rock by the reigns and totally accepted the genre into their music to the point that it sounds like 2003 again and “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” just came out — fitting, seeing how The Darkness’ vocalist Justin Hawkins is the producer for this album. The album starts out strong with the titular song, going hard for the “church” theme with a choir of backing vocals and organ intact. Not skipping a beat, the album proceeds into the first single, “I Like It,” which is equally explosive, catchy and ridiculous as vocalist Eric Sean Nally screams on about how much he loves those fatbottomed girls. After a couple tracks, the changes in Foxy’s style become more apparent, as they have slowed down consider-

ably. There seems to be much less action from keyboardist Sky White, and especially horn-player Alex Nauth, as the music is very dedicated to the retro-glam rock sound. With jams like “Last Chance At Love” (which definitely has a “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Pat Benitar-feel), “I Wanna Be Yours,” “Freedom” and the album’s ballad, “Together Forever,” this is easily the least in-your-face Foxy Shazam album. That isn’t to say Foxy cannot do what Foxy does best, aside from the aforementioned album beginnings. Songs like “Holy Touch,” “The Streets,” with its swanky styles, and “Wasted Feelings,” with its punch-tothe-face of a chorus, all show Eric and gang can still bring the party. The album boils down to how much glam-rock the listener can take. The middle of the album especially lays on the influences heavily, channeling the band’s inner Freddie Mercury and Queen. While some may enjoy the retro-rock feeling, others may miss the anthemic, bombastic music of previous releases. Even moments like the chorus of “Wasted Feelings” showcase a guitar riff that is undeniably glam-rock in tone. While “The Church of Rock and Roll” showcases how brilliantly Foxy Shazam

can execute a sound when they put their minds to it, their glam-rock tone can grate at times. The retro sound unmistakably diminishes the intensity and tone Foxy Shazam was known for, and at the end of

the album, it can come off sounding a little too tame and safe for the band. While they do their new sound well, the vibrant direction sometimes can’t fill the lack of explosive anthems, the band is known for which.

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