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BUPD remembers IMPD officer BY HAYLEIGH COLOMBO
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SNOW DAYS: A winter storm made its way through central Indiana, leaving behind ice and snow. School officials closed campus for Tuesday and Wednesday. Students were advised to stay indoors., however, some students took advantage of their days off by playing games in the snow outside of Ross Hall. (Photos by Ryan Love and Heather Iwinski)
Ice storm freezes campus activity Campus closed, classes canceled due to winter storm BY JILL MCCARTER
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Inclement weather prompted university officials to close Butler University’s campus Tuesday and Wednesday. An ‘unprecedented’ winter storm The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning early Monday evening to remain in effect through 7 p.m. Wednesday. It said the storm had the potential of dropping more than an inch of ice, and snow accumulation that could exceed 10 inches in the Indianapolis area. Freezing rain started falling on Butler’s campus around 6 p.m. Monday and ice had collected on cars, roads and sidewalks by 6:45 p.m. Indianapolis officials warn citizens This type of storm required preparation from everyone the storm could impact, Joe Wainscott, executive director for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, said in a press release. “We’re looking at a very powerful storm headed for the heartland and public safety officials will be working around the clock to be prepared as possible,” Wainscott said. “We need all Hoosiers to join in the effort. Everyone should take the time we have now before this storm hits to prepare themselves and their families.” 720 people were left without power in the Indianapolis area as of 11:05 p.m. Tuesday. Power outages were to be expected, Wainscott said. “With weather systems like this, it’s not uncommon to see widespread power outages,” Wainscott said. “While utility companies will be working as hard as they can to repair any outages, storms of this size and magnitude often make it very difficult to keep up.” Officials at Butler prepare Ben Hunter, director of Butler’s Emergency Operations Team, started receiving information
late Sunday night in regards to the storm and began planning in case an emergency would arise, but he said the plans do not always work out the way they are written. “We can plan and plan and plan,” Hunter said. “At any time, though, one little thing could go wrong that could just throw everything off.” Five buildings on campus are equipped with emergency generators in case of a power outage. Butler runs on an independent power plant, located next to Schwitzer Hall. Hunter said that if Butler were to lose power, the buildings most likely to be impacted are those located on the outskirts of campus, including Ross Hall, the Greek houses, University Terrace and the Apartment Village since the power lines are not as thick and more susceptible to breaking under the weight of ice. In the event that dorms were to lose power, parents and students would be notified through a phone tree system of what to do next. “We are kind of in a sticky situation,” Hunter said. “We can’t ask students to get in their cars and drive home, so there really is no perfect solution to an emergency like this.” Food services are supplied with enough food to last three days, Hunter said, so there is no worry about the university’s ability to provide food for residential students. Students on campus were advised to stay indoors and to avoid leaving campus. “Your dorm is the safest place on campus in a situation like this,” Hunter said. Crews were called to campus to start clearing the primary paths and sidewalks for students at about 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. “We’re going to have people coming in to assess the situation, but this is an unprecedented
ice storm, so to an extent, it really doesn’t matter how much we plan,” Hunter said. Closing campus and looking ahead The storm led the EOT to declare the situation on campus as a “category two emergency.” According to the Campus Emergency Response Plan, “A category two event requires response by multiple operational units or divisions of the university.” The EOT met around 3 p.m. Monday to determine the precautions to take in case of an emergency situation on campus and made the decision to close campus for the following day by 5 p.m. The resolution to close campus on Wednesday was made at 1 p.m. Tuesday. “We decided for the safety of our students, our faculty and our staff, that closing campus would be the wisest decision,” Hunter said. Provost Jamie Comstock, a member of the EOT, helped determine whether or not to close campus or cancel classes. “Because a decision to close campus and cancel class impacts thousands of people, we want to make the decision both carefully and deliberately,” Comstock said. “Once we make a sound decision regarding how best to balance safety concerns with the student learning concerns, we strive to publish the information as soon as possible.” Students were informed of the closures through all-campus e-mail and Butler’s Instant Alert Plus system, which is capable of sending 150,000 30-second phone calls and 125,000 text messages directly to the phones of students, faculty and staff in 15 minutes. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are not forecasted to reach above freezing until Sunday afternoon, so there is no telling when the snow and ice will start to melt.
Study abroad students in Egypt evacuated
New smoking policy to go into effect on campus
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A stricter smoking policy designating specific smoking zones will become effective on campus March 1. The current policy allows smoking anywhere more than 30 feet away from a campus building. The new policy will provide 12 specific smoking zones strategically placed throughout campus. Smoking will be prohibited anywhere outside of these areas. The areas will be marked with signage in order to eliminate confusion. Sarah Barnes, a smoke free campus committee member, said the smoking policy was reviewed and ultimately changed for a few reasons. “I think the thought of the committee was that this will be a step in the right direction in terms of improving the health and wellness of our community,” she said. Barnes also said she hopes this policy is a good compromise for both __________________________________________________________see smoking zones page 3
Six Butler University students studying with the Institute for Study Abroad are being evacuated from Alexandria, Egypt in light of protests that erupted Jan. 25. The students arrived in Egypt Jan. 17. They were supposed to spend the spring semester studying Arabic language programs, but IFSA-Butler began planning the students’ evacuations on Sunday. The pro-democracy protests started in Cairo’s Tahir Square to demand the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, who has been in office since 1981. As of press time, as many as 300 people have been killed and at least 3,000 have been injured since the start of the riots. On Saturday, students were advised to stay indoors and avoid
all public gatherings. While some small protests have taken place in Alexandria, the majority of protests are centered in Cairo, about an hour away from where the students are located. The U.S. State Department issued a warning for American citizens as they travel abroad this weekend. “Violent demonstrations have occurred in several areas of Cairo, Alexandria and other parts of the country, disrupting road travel between city centers and airports,” the release said. “Disruptions in communications, including Internet service, may occur. “U.S. citizens currently in Egypt should consider leaving as soon as they can safely do so.” As of Monday morning, all six Butler students and six University of Wisconsin students were waiting ______________________see egypt page 3
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The Indianapolis community laid to rest Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer David Moore Tuesday. The 29-year-old died Jan. 26 from injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds suffered Jan. 23 in the line of duty. For the country, Moore’s death was part of a gruesome string of unrelated law enforcement shootings. CNN reported 11 U.S. officers were shot in a 24-hour period between Jan. 24-25. For the city, his death uncovered a mistake by the Indiana Department of Corrections when spokesperson Doug Garrison said the man accused of shooting Moore, 60-year-old Thomas Hardy, should not have been released from prison after a November arrest. But for Butler University Police Chief Ben Hunter and Deputy Police Chief Andrew Ryan, his death brought back memories of his life and the loss of another. “It’s just a void,” Hunter, a former IMPD officer, said. “He truly epitomizes professionalism and integrity. Anytime you lose a colleague, especially someone who works in a department that you’ve been on, it pains you.” Hunter said the last time he talked to Moore was three weeks ago when he and the officer worked together before a game at Hinkle Fieldhouse doing a bomb sweep, one of the common ways the BUPD works with IMPD. “I walked with him and we had a chance to talk,” Hunter said. “It’s police stuff. And anybody that walks Hinkle doing the pre-sweep with me always talks about last year’s magic run to the Final Four. I remember a little conversation about that.” Hunter said he has known the Moore family for the majority of his career. David’s father, Spencer, is a retired IMPD lieutenant and gave him his first assignment when Hunter first got promoted from a patrolman to a sergeant. David’s mother, Jo, a sergeant, worked frequently with Hunter because their districts were next to each other. “IMPD’s a big department, but you get to know pockets of individuals throughout,” Hunter said. “He’s a good kid. He epitomizes everything great about a law enforcement tradition. Mom and dad are police officers, he went that route and he was a great police officer. I mean, he was Rookie of the Year.” Ryan said Moore’s death in some ways reminded him of the 2004 death of his former BUPD employee, James Davis, who was shot and killed with his own handgun on Butler’s campus. “That day changed my life,” Ryan said. “It was like a whirl wind. I experienced something I never thought I’d experience. I was living through the death of one of my employees. “We lost him and we can never replace him and that’s tragic. But I remember then I hoped that James’ death wasn’t in vain and I remember hoping that some good would come out of it. “Throughout that course of events, I made friendships and forged new relationships. I never knew his family before that and I view that as a positive thing that never would have happened if it hadn’t been for the tragedy of Davis.” ______________________see moore page 4
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New performing art center named Alumnus donates $6.5 million for project BY ARIKA HERRON
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Butler’s planned 450-seat theater and performing arts center will be named the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. Schrott, SCHROTT a 1976 alumnus, announced on Jan. 28 that he will commit $6.5 million toward the $13 million project. “This is something I’ve been working on with Butler over the last six to eight months,” Schrott said. “I feel incredibly exhilarated that we can finally talk about it today.” Schrott, now a private consultant based in San Francisco, graduated from Butler with a degree in radio and television and a minor in business administration. He went on to law school at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and was the chief financial officer of several media companies from 1991-2006. Schrott was CFO of The Liberty Corporation in 2005, when the company was sold to Raycom Media for close to $1 billion. “Over the years, when I reflect back on how I came to be as fortunate as I’ve been, it was my decision to come to Butler that set trajectory for my career,” Schrott said.
This isn’t the first time theater was a topic of converSchrott has shown his ap- sation then, but Schrott said preciation to Butler through it has evolved into something a gift. more today. The Master Control Room “When I saw what it had in the Fairbanks Center is evolved into, where it was named for him, as is the going to be and understand newly endowed Schrott Lec- better the contributions an ture Series for the College of auditorium this size would Commube, not nication. just to There is Butler and one gift the comSchrott m u n i t y, didn’t rebut to the member students giving, in JCFA, though. it really “ M y caught my first gift attention,” to Butler Schrott Howard L. Schrott said. was a $10 ALUMNNUS, BUTLER UNIVERSITY check in “Senti1979,” mentally, Schrott said. “I don’t remem- I’m still a graduate of the Jorber it but it was on my giving dan College of Fine Arts.” record. Groundbreaking for the “I guess I’ve come along project is set for this spring. way since then.” Schrott’s gift will not only With his long history of help build the center, but it giving, Schrott has devel- will be extended throughout oped close relationships his lifetime to help maintain within the Office of Univer- it. sity Advancement. It was The gift is broken into through discussions with three parts. Part of the comthis office that led to his com- mitment was given now, a mitment for the theater. series of future gifts has been “The theatre is something planned throughout Schrott’s that has been on the minds lifetime and it will culminate of people since I was there,” in a final estate gift. Schrott said. “Butler has become an inWhen Schrott attended credible institution,” Schrott Butler in the 1970s, his radio said. “I want to continue and television major was part to be a part of it, and be a of what was then the Jordan part of it even when I’m not College of Music. A mid-size around.”
It was the decision to come to Butler that set the trajectory for my career.
New dean brings new ideas to JCFA BY GRACE WALLACE firstname.lastname@example.org | asst. news editor
Butler University appointed Ronald Caltabiano as the new dean of Jordan College of Fine Arts Jan. 7. Caltabiano is currently the associate dean of San Francisco State University’s College of Creative Arts, as well as being a contemporary classical composer of chamber and orchestral music. “What I liked best were the few moments when I snuck away from the search committee and wandered through the campus to speak with students waiting for classes, having lunch, letting me interrupt their study time,” he said. “I found serious students who were delighted to be at Butler, who knew that they had made a great choice for their education. The students made me want to be part of the Butler community.” The composer’s résumé boasts a wide variety of past accomplishments, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral music degrees from The Juilliard School. He has worked as a musician’s assistant with Aaron Copland and worked as a faculty member at several facilities, including Manhattan School of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University and Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory. He has preformed with several different groups, including the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National Symphony, Juilliard String Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Fires of London and Chamber Music America. “[Caltabiano] has impeccable credentials,” JCFA Interim Dean Michelle Jarvis said. “His musical composition has been recognized worldwide and the Jordan College looks forward to his arrival,” JCFA Interim Dean Michelle Jarvis said. Jarvis has acted as interim dean through 2010 after the retirement of Peter Alexander, who served as the JCFA dean for nine years. Jarvis will return to her former position of associate dean of JCFA and Caltabiano will officially begin his work as dean July 1. Caltabiano discovered his passion for music at an early age and followed his heart to a career in music. “To be truly happy in life, you’ve got to find a way to do what you love most,” he said. Caltabiano described himself as a “basement rock drummer” as a kid that, with the inspiration of a much-loved middle school band director, later studied music professionally. “I had the world’s best junior high band director and she set me off on my life in the
RONALD CALTABIANO arts,” he said. “In my later teens I started to compose, and although I studied voice and a number of instruments, I found that composing was what I loved most.” Caltabiano said he first visited Butler as a 13-year-old to spend time with his older sister, who had just graduated from the university. Years after his first visit, Caltabiano found himself considering the possibility of becoming the new dean of JCFA. He said it was a combination of the great arts programs on campus and the integration of liberal arts studies into all disciplines that inspired him to look into the position. While interviewing for the dean’s position, Caltabiano said the campus atmosphere of Butler, in addition to the administrative but “friendly exchanges” over meals, made the job offer seem like the perfect fit. Caltabiano said he had a lot to learn about JCFA, but he is excited to work with the university to discover the possibilities and opportunities that lie in the future of the college. “I look forward to talking with students and faculty about what they think JCFA can become,” he said. “My job is to bring us all together to accomplish those things.” Caltabiano said he will miss his friends from San Francisco, but they will remain a part of his life regardless of his location. Meanwhile, he said he is looking forward to living in the Midwest and experiencing a different part of the country. “[I’m excited for] so many things—new friends, new challenges, seasons, snow,” he said. “My dog will love the snow.”
THE NEW VENUE: The new Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts will benefit the students of JCFA. Butler will break ground on the project this spring and the center is set to open in the fall of 2012. (Photo courtesy of Marc Allen)
Schrott Center to provide space for JCFA students BY TARA MCELMURRY
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Shakespeare had the Globe. New York has the Met. Butler University has Clowes and the Eidson-Duckwall. Now Butler can add another building to its résumé. The groundbreaking of the Howard L. Schrott Center for the Performing and Visual Arts will begin this spring. The 450-seat theater will be built on the eastside of Clowes. The theater will be used for Butler Theatre, Butler Ballet and Butler School of Music performances and for Butler art students to display their work. The performing arts center has been in the works since 1996, according to Vice President of Operations Mike Gardner. The center was the brainchild of former Butler University President Geoffrey Bannister, Gardner said. The Schrott Center is the final part in a four-phase project. The first phase of the project was the Fairbanks building that was finished in 2001. Next came the Lilly Hall addition in 2003. Following that, the Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall was finished in 2004. This final part of the project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2012. The four-phase plan has been a 15-year evolution, Gardner said. During that time, “inflation has killed [the project].” Gardner said the design for the new performing arts center was revised four or five times. Changes and reductions were made as the budget changed, such as eliminating the set shop in the new center’s plan. The design team tried to keep the seating capacity and the stage size consistent, he said. “[The Schrott] center fills the gap here of a mid-size space, which allows us a neat venue for all three departments,” Gardner said. Gardner said his role on the project is liaison among the designers, architect firm and construction firm. “I am sad to be leaving Butler and not seeing this project all the way through,” Gardner, who is leaving at the end of February, said. “I will still be in the area, though, and I plan on being at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.” Along with Gardner, Craig Hardee, senior construction project manager, has worked closely with the planning of the new theater. Hardee said he describes the planning of the Schrott Center as a collaborative effort. “We’re all really excited,” he said.
The collaborative focus of the project provided an opportunity for coming up with solutions in the design to meet the needs of those who will be benefitting from the center, such as the JCFA students and faculty, Hardee said. Hardee said the most challenging parts of the whole project have been the timeline and dealing with all of the different changes over the years. One of the changes Hardee spoke of was the changing of the chairs and deans in the JCFA. “New people bring new ideas and perspectives,” Hardee said. One of those people is JCFA Interim Dean Michelle Jarvis, who said she has been involved since 1986 when she first came to Michelle Jarvis Butler and worked on INTERIM DEAN, JCFA the design for a midsized theater for the college. “We are most excited that it’s coming into fruition,” Jarvis said. “It makes such a beautiful arts quadrant. “It is extremely meaningful that it’s going to be here.” Jarvis said she is currently part of the team that is making sure to bring what the JCFA needs into this new performing arts center. “[The Schrott Center] is such a wonderful opportunity for the students to really finetune their craft,” she said. “It will allow them to work and experiment more and build their careers.” Jarvis said an important part of careerbuilding for JCFA students is practicing performance and exhibition, which is what they will get from the new center. “Getting the space to serve [all the different arts departments] has been the biggest challenge,” Jarvis said. “But I think we’re there. I think we’ve done a fine job.” Jarvis said that she’s sure the use of the space will go beyond the JCFA, such as being a place to bring speakers and other outside acts to campus. The next most pressing step for the campus project is finalizing the project plan, which is “99.8 percent complete,” according to Hardee. The final budget meeting will come next followed by actually getting the project underway this spring. “I think students will find the opportunity to collaborate more among themselves [in the new Schrott Center] and build the community of artists even further here in the Jordan College” Jarvis said. “I think that will clearly lead us to the future of the arts.”
[The center] is such a wonderful opportunity for students to fine-tune their craft.
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Be helpful, ‘Be Haiti’ BY KATE SIEGFRIED firstname.lastname@example.org | staff writer
Fueled by dreams of empowerment, Butler students are leading a campaign called “Be Haiti” to raise $100,000 to bring health services to the people of Les Cayes, Haiti, through the development of a clinic for women and children. Les Cayes is a city located in southwestern Haiti that was damaged by the January 2010 earthquake. It is also the hometown of 4th-year physician assistant major Ketura Isidor. Isidor and 2008 Butler graduate Michael Hole formulated the “Be Haiti” campaign, which has the immediate goal of expanding a current clinic into a health center for women and children. Isidor’s family is very involved in the community of Les Cayes. They own the Children of Israel Orphanage, which houses 30 children. Her father was the president of a Lutheran church in the city, and she said his “dynamic personality” has inspired her to want to want to help others.
To raise awareness for the campaign, Isidor and Hole, along with Butler students senior political science and international studies major Marcus Hagberg and senior biology and Spanish major Tori Morken, have developed a plan which includes a “Be Haiti” week, set to begin March 5. “Be Haiti” week will include a kickoff event, a cultural evening and a panel discussion. The goal is to raise awareness in the Butler and Indianapolis community so that funding can be raised for the health center. Once that goal is reached, students can continue to set new goals. “Overall, we need $100,000 and we have a goal of raising $25,000 at Butler,” Hagberg said. “I know it’s ambitious, but I think that the students are up to it.” Morken agrees. “I’ve seen the amazing things that our student organizations can do in their individual efforts. I can’t even imagine what would be possible if they all joined forces,” Morken said. The students are also working to get grants from companies in Indianapolis to
JANUARY 28 2:27 a.m.- Parking lot Building A: Theft Time Unknown Schwitzer Hall: Vandalism Various times reported - Holcomb Building: Harassment LENDING A HELPING HAND: Pediatric nurse Tiffany Young, from Raleigh, N.C. holds a young cholera patient receiving care in Haiti. Haiti has become a center of the Christian relief efforts. (Photo from MCT) contribute to the funds. “The project itself is a humanitarian’s dream,” Morken said. “With such a strong international partner, the vast potential for community empowerment and the possibility for continued collaboration, the efforts of ‘Be Haiti’ meet every standard necessary for success.” The students are also planning to send out a letter to all Butler students. The purpose is to inform the Butler com-
munity about the “Be Haiti” campaign, and in turn, hopefully each Butler student will then pass along what they have learned to two more people. Last week, the students also launched a website for the campaign, at www.behaiti. com. “Our current goal is the clinic, but that’s not the whole point of the campaign,” Isidor said. “This campaign is about empowerment and
showing other people that they have the ability to help others.” Isidor, Morken, Hagberg and Hole all said they hope to unite the Butler community to reach the goals said they have set for the campaign. “It is our vision to unite the influential student leaders we have here at Butler,” Morken said. “To work together toward a common goal, one that might hit closer to home than you think.”
JANUARY 29 1:43 a.m.- Ross Hall: Sick person 2:13 a.m.- Building D: Fire alarm 2:52 a.m.- Building J: Vandalism JANUARY 31 Time UnknownLambda Chi Alpha: Theft
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BY AJA CACAN
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Five Things YOU Need to Know This Week The “Snowmageden” may have us all locked in our dorms and houses, but the sheets of ice and winter thunderstorms that are predicted haven’t stopped the rest of the world from carrying on. Here are some highlights you may have missed during the two-day long hibernation. PAGE TO EMPLOYMENT: Butler students can use the B.L.U.E. site to post their resumé and to help them locate jobs on and off campus. ing on a job in addition to your classes is an amazing idea,” Freedman said. “Your education is going to be essential and you’re also going to need professional development, communication skills and a sense of responsibility.” She added that student employment can often lead to making meaningful connections that may be useful postgraduation. Senior elementary education major Peter Renwick said that a job helps him in more ways than one. “Juggling a job and school is setting me up for the real world,” he said. “I love hearing about alumni’s experiences at Butler.” Mary Kate Hattenberger, manager of the Butler Call Center, said that working at the Butler Telefund offers the advantages of flexible scheduling while also being a great résumé builder. The Telefund is just one of many on-campus jobs where students help raise money for scholarships, technology, athletics and more. “Working at Butler Telefund enables you to work for a meaningful and worthwhile cause calling alumni, parents and friends of Butler University,” Hattenberger said. Freedman agreed and said the variety and scope of oncampus employment offers something for everyone. “Every student can find a type of job on campus that fits their interest,” she said.
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continued from page 1 smokers and non-smokers alike. “I think that for those that don’t like being around smoke and who are concerned about the health effects of ingesting secondhand smoke, it will be a welcome change,” she said. “I also hope for those who do choose to smoke, that they feel there are enough places that are strategically placed on campus for them to do so.” Barnes said the committee originally was interested in determining whether Butler could convert to a smoke-free campus. “It didn’t seem like the campus community was ready to embrace a smoking ban on campus,” she said. “I think any step we can take to reduce the community’s exposure to secondhand smoke is a good one.” Senior Josh Bedel said he supports the new smoking policy because he felt the old policy provided too many smoking areas. “The new policy still allows the smokers on campus the freedom to smoke, but more so away from higher traffic areas where the secondhand smoke might be a nuisance or a problem to someone with allergies or asthma,” he said.
JANUARY 27 1:00 p.m. - Schwitzer Hall: Fire alarm 11:51 p.m. - Phi Psi: Simple assault/Liquor law violation
Opportunities and obstacles for campus employment The start of a new semester can be a great opportunity for students looking for employment through Butler, but school officials say that it may be a little more difficult to find a job this semester because they’re in high demand. Student Employment Coordinator Liz Freedman said that the on-campus employment outlook is mostly a reflection of the real-world job market. In addition to the gloomy economic climate, Freedman said the combination of factors such as high student volume, slow department growth and students keeping the same job throughout their college career may make finding a job on campus more difficult than before. “This year, it’s very competitive for on-campus jobs,” Freedman said. “They are very limited.” She stressed that students should get their résumé critiqued and consistently network with professors and classmates to find out about jobs that may not be listed online. “[At] the beginning of every semester, more jobs are in abundance,” Freedman said. “Word of mouth is very big on campus and that’s how you’ll find a lot of jobs that aren’t visible on B.L.U.E.” While regular jobs may be hard to snatch up, this semester in particular has offered new, expanded opportunities for students eligible to participate in the work-study program. Butler has added three new organizations this year. Among these are new opportunities are positions with organizations such as the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and Humane Society of Indianapolis. Freedman recommends that students log on to the B.L.U.E. Network to get a list of the full range of opportunities available to them. For students looking to stay on campus, Freedman said that there is still a variety of employment opportunities familiar to students. Opportunities are usually available at the bookstore, Irwin Library, the HRC, Starbucks, Atherton Union, the Butler Telefund and residence halls, as well as partnerships with professors and jobs in academic offices. For students who are unsure if they’ll be able to balance work and school responsibilities, Freedman still recommends trying an on-campus job for the flexibility in hours that they offer. “I firmly believe that you’re a student first, but I think tak-
Junior Mike Moore said the policy will have little impact on the campus environment unless it is enforced. He doesn’t think enforcing this policy will be easy for the university. “Unless the administration realizes that the policy isn’t being enforced and formulates effective strategies to encourage its enforcement, I don’t think the policy will be effective,” he said. Sophomore Kyle Faulkner agrees that the policy doesn’t do much without enforcement. “Until there are enforcers of the policy, people will continue to carry on their normal routines,” he said. Faulkner said a smoke-free campus would be the only way to actually improve the campus environment. “Given the controversy, especially among students,” he said, “I just don’t think that’s practical.” Faulkner said that the Butler community needs to hold each other accountable. “Until that happens,” he said, “It seems as if the policies, unfortunately, are just another line in the handbook that no one pays attention to.”
continued from page 1 to board a charter plane to Athens, Greece. The airport in Alexandria is secure and guarded by military officials, according to a press release from the University of Wisconsin. Flights out of the country were to begin Monday. According the IFSA website, the decision to move the students out of Egypt was a difficult one to make. “Though we felt that our students were safe in Alexandria, we cannot run a program at this time because the university is closed indefinitely until the political situation stabilizes,” the site said. The students will be offered alternate program options located at “SouthernHemisphere universities” so they will still be able to earn a full semester of credit.
1) Democratic Convention Location Announced
First lady Michelle Obama announced the 2012 Democratic convention will be held in Charlotte, N.C. during the week of Sept. 3, 2012. The Democratic National Committee is calling the event the “People’s Convention.” At the convention, President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will formally accept their invitation to run for another term.
2) Object of Desire
According to AskMen’s Top Most Desirable Women of 2011 list, Blake Lively comes out on top. The five million votes cast also included old favorites such as Gisele Bundchen and Angelina Jolie who have been on the list for all of its 10 years. Beyoncé was named Woman of the Decade by ranking high on the list nine times.
3) Traffic Light Cameras Get Red Light from Voters
The Insurance Insitute for Highway Safety found that red light cameras have saved 159 lives in 14 cities over a five-year period, but there is still much debate surrounding the devices. A researcher from Best Highway Safety Practices Institute said the idea of the cameras saving lives is nonsense.
4) Bush Daughter Breaks Family Ranks
Barbara Bush, one of former President George W. Bush’s daughters made a video endorsing gay marriage. Her father opposed gay marriage both terms he was in the White House. The Bush family has declined to speak on the topic. “Everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love,” she said in the video.
5) Judge Rules Health Care Law Unconstitutional
U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson of Florida ruled the entire law unconstitutional on Monday, but the bill will continue to move forward. Deputy Senior Adviser to President Obama Stephanie Cutter said in her White House blog, “We are confident that the [law] will ultimately be declared constitutional by the courts.” The House voted to repeal the law, but the Senate has not taken action yet.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Saving kids, breaking records BY ALLYSON DOBBERTEEN firstname.lastname@example.org | staff writer
It was a record-breaking 12 hours, in more ways than one. 270 Butler students and community members stood for 12 straight hours Saturday in an effort to raise money for Riley Hospital for Children as a part of Butler University Dance Marathon. Collectively, they raised more than $100,000, surpassing last year’s total by more than $20,000. The money goes towards cancer research and daily operations at Riley. Kevin O’Keefe, president and CEO of Riley Children’s Foundation, opened the marathon by putting fundraising efforts into perspective. He said 120 children at Riley were moved into a new building this week because of fundraising efforts. “We can only do things like that because we have great friends like you who care enough about the kids to come together and raise money for them,” O’Keefe said. An oncologist from Riley said she is thankful for the money that, in part, helps fund additional research. “I also see the small things that we do with your money, like help a kid celebrate his birthday when he or she has to spend it in the hospital,” she said. A mother of a Riley patient told dancers that it’s the small things that make a difference for families at Riley. “Every dime you raise makes a difference for a Riley kid. Don’t ever think that it doesn’t,” she said. Sophomore Ally Pauszek, family relations chair for BUDM, said she has seen the direct impact BUDM can have on patients and their families. “Riley children inspire me
DANCING THE DAY AWAY: Dance marathon participants learn the dance that was performed at the end of the night. (Photo by Austin Ives) daily that anything is possible,” she said. Pauszek said this year’s fundraising is sure to make a difference for the kids. “I think this year we will be able to make the greatest impact yet,” she said. President of BUDM senior Hilary Broderick said the most obvious impact Butler has on Riley is monetary, but that isn’t the most important. “I think the biggest impact it has is on the students and
families that directly participate,” she said. “It has a had a huge impact on my college experience through the people I’ve met. “It’s changed the way I see my own life.” While BUDM is filled with meaning, it also has a silly side. Broderick said the atmosphere at BUDM is unlike anything else. “It’s constantly upbeat and fun with an undertone
of meaning,” she said. “It’s a celebration of life and what we students can do to support a hospital that makes a difference in so many people’s lives.” This year participants broke five world records in the process. They broke the world’s largest leap frog line record, the world’s largest group singing “Row Row Row Your Boat,” in a round and the world’s largest group doing the “running man.” They also broke the record for the world’s largest zumba dance, as well as the record for most world record attempts made in one hour at a 12-hour marathon. Dancers proudly wore purple wristbands pledging to “stand for those who can’t.” They also learned a dance medley throughout the day of which was“for the kids,” as the organization’s motto proclaims. BUDM has adopted an additional motto, a set of initials: SMC. The letters stand for Sarah Michelle Cohen, a young woman who passed away less than two years ago. Her brother Ben is a 2010 Butler graduate who spoke at Saturday’s event. “Even though she [Sarah] can’t be here tonight, I know that she is here in spirit with every one of you,” he said. “Keeping ‘SMC’ as part of Butler Dance Marathon means so much for me and my family.” Ben and Sarah’s mother also said the marathon means a lot to her. “I just want you to know that what you are doing by standing on your feet and thinking about the children and helping the doctors at Riley Hospital means more to me and our family and so many people that aren’t able to come up and share their story,” she said.
Break causes freshmen to readjust BY ALLISON AMMERMULLER email@example.com | staff writer
Eagerness to please, anxiety to begin, and motivation to improve are the feelings many Butler freshmen have about starting up school again after their first winter break. For most college freshmen this break was the first of its kind. With four weeks to themselves, students can focus on other things besides school. “Break was fun,” Jessica Giaquinto a freshman pre-pharmacy major said. “I saw family, visited friends at other colleges and caught up on a lot of sleep.” Although the break may have been a chance to catch up on some much needed sleep, some like Giaquinto thought break was too long. “The rest was nice, but after a while, home got boring and I was eager to get back to Butler to see my friends,” she said. Other freshmen, like integrated communications major Larry Don, agree with Giaquinto, and said although the rest was nice, they missed their Butler home and the college life. “After New Year’s Eve, when all my friends started going back to school, I was ready to go back to Butler,” Don said. “Not to mention, I was getting
sick of my parents rules and wanted some freedom back.” With one semester under their belt, some freshmen have more of a handle of what being in college is like. Coming back from such a long break can make it hard to get back to the books, though. “I definitely find myself less motivated because of the long break,” Julia Gresik, a freshman French major said. “Now that I know what to expect, I’m not as nervous about not succeeding.” While Gresik and others are pleased with their success from last semester and believe that will carry over, some students came back even more motivated to improve on last semester’s performance. “I’m not going to slack off the first couple weeks like last semester,” Don said. “I know I can do better.” Along with changing study habits, freshmen have the option to make another change as they come back from break. Going through formal Greek recruitment is an option that brings some students back to campus a week earlier than everyone else. The shorter break isn’t the only thing on students’ plates as they decide to go Greek.
“At first there was more involvement than I expected,” Gresik said. “However, now I’ve gotten a better sense of what there going to ask me to do and it is not as time consuming.” Like Gresik, Giaquinto found sorority life to be demanding. “Joining a sorority is time consuming, but my sisters are understanding when I have to miss a meeting because of school work or a study session,” Giaquinto said. Joining a Greek house can also motivate you to do better in school with minimum GPA requirements and mandatory study tables in some houses. “My fraternity has study tables twice a week for two to three hours, so I’ve been doing most of my homework there,” Don said. Whether it’s juggling school with Greek life, or just trying to get acclimated to college again after break, freshmen students are having mixed feelings. After the first long break and formal recruitment, Gresik said she’s struggling to stay motivated after having so much time off. “In some ways it feels like senioritis all over again,” she said.
The breakdown of the marathon’s events The overall theme for the night was “Willy Wonka.” Every hour, families from Riley Children’s Hospital came and talked about their experience. Also, every hour, a group of dancers called “Morale” would teach a new part of a dance medley. At the end of the event, all of the participants danced the entire routine. Here is the rest of the schedule. The timeline: —10am-11am Intro/Sign In, The medley dance was revealed. The first two sections were taught. OompaLoompa-themed hour. —11am-12pm Willy Wonka-themed Jeopardy game. Breakfast. Cowboy-themed hour. —12pm-1pm Cheer competition judged by kids from Riley. Ken and Barbie-Themed Hour. —1pm-2pm
—2pm-3pm Butler Basketball shown. Lunch. Dawg Pound-themed hour. —3pm-4pm
World Record Hour. Broke five world
—7pm-8pm Retro/50s-themed. Walk The Moon performance by a live band. Dinner. —8pm-9pm Freshly Brewed and Out of the Dawg House performance. Gaga-themed hour. —9pm-10pm BUDM-themed “red for Riley” Final dance. Total funds raised were revealed with a total of $102,877.20.
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Although Moore didn’t work for BUPD, Ryan said many of the officers have gone on runs with him, and that he hopes his officers can learn something from Moore’s death. “Anytime there’s an officer killed or hurt in the line of duty, I’m hoping there’s something we can take out of that,” Ryan said. “With this hitting so close to home, I hope it’s reminding the staff that they can’t become too complacent. We need to be aware of people who want to do us harm.” Ryan said the past week has also made him realize how dangerous the officers’ jobs are. “We can try to avoid situations like this, but there are some things you just can’t prevent,” Ryan said. “We can’t take anything for granted and we always have to be diligent and vigilant.” Although Ryan said he hopes something good will come out of this, it doesn’t
change the fact that Moore’s death is tragic. “It’s very senseless and tragic and I have a hard time processing why this happened,” Ryan said. “No one should be taken from the prime of his life like that.” In spite of the icy weather, Moore’s funeral was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Conseco Fieldhouse downtown. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Public Safety Director Frank Straub and Police Chief Paul Ciesielski were in attendance. Moore’s father delivered the eulogy. Hunter helped spearhead plans for a reception for Moore’s family and colleagues for Tuesday evening. A BUPD officer reported the event was canceled Tuesday because of inclement weather conditions. Moore will be buried in the Heroes of Public Safety section of Crown Hill Cemetary near the IMPD Time Capsule, the inscription on which he helped write.
Archives offers new perspective for campus publications BY JILL MCCARTER
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Two English majors will act as editors-in-chief for Butler University’s first student-run humor magazine, Archives. Senior English major Farhad Anwarzai is the mastermind behind the new campus circular, which was released last week. “We were just talking about the options for people who wanted to write and it hit me that we really don’t have anything like this,” Anwarzai said. In November, Anwarzai shared his idea with sophomore English writing major Eric Ellis, who decided to get in on the project. “I thought it was a great idea, and it was something that I wanted to be a part of,” Ellis said. “It’s not something that we’ve ever done before, but it’s something that interested me.” In the following weeks, Anwarzai and Ellis compiled a group of six other undergraduate students and two graduate students to create the editorial staff for Archives. The staff started meeting every Friday to discuss what they wanted for the project. “We would just bounce ideas off of each other back and forth,” Anwarzai said. “If someone were to walk by one of our meetings, you would never think that we were putting together a magazine.” The staff approached the Student Government Association in December to receive approval and to receive funding for the project and future issues. “We all really got together and said, ‘Okay, this is what we want and we’re going to do
whatever we can to get it done,’” Anwarzai said. After receiving the funding and approval necessary, the staff started putting the first issue together. “It’s been tough,” Ellis said. “It’s a big project to take on, but I’m really glad that it all came together.” Ellis designed and laid out the first issue on his computer while Anwarzai did the editing and handled the business aspect of the issue. For future issues, though, Ellis said he is hoping to get art students involved. “To bring someone like an art student in would add a design aspect to the magazine that would be unique,” Ellis said. Archives will serve as an entertainment magazine for the Butler community. It features things like fake movie reviews, funny horoscopes and satirical pieces. “In our meetings, we just talk and if something makes us laugh, we write it down and then we write an article about it,” Anwarzai said. Though the editorial staff has already been meeting, Ellis said they are always looking for contributing writers. “New people bring completely different and new ideas, so the more we hear from other people, the more variety we’ll get,” Ellis said. The editors hope to reach outside of the Butler bubble in to bring in contributing writers and readers. “We want this to be something that every student and even people in the Indianapolis community can engage with,” Anwarzai said. “That is our primary goal.”
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
SPORTS THE BUTLER COLLEGIAN
Women’s basketball splits HL weekend Bulldogs suffer first HL loss to Phoenix, respond against Panthers
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Results are not enough BY STEVEN PEEK
BY MATT RHINESMITH
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The Butler women’s basketball team defeated Milwaukee Saturday after losing a tough contest last Thursday to Green Bay at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The women were able to bounce back when they hosted the Panthers (7-13, 4-5 HL). The Bulldogs (14-7, 8-1 HL) knocked the Panthers under .500 in the conference with a 72-64 victory. In the process, Butler also gave Couture her 400th career win. “It’s an accomplishment that I was able to reach because I’ve been fortunate to work for two great schools in Presbyterian and Butler,” Couture said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to work with great assistant coaches and coach a lot of great players.” Couture, who is in her ninth year as the Butler head coach, previously coached at Presbyterian College in South Carolina for 13 seasons. It proved to be a night to remember for junior guard Devin Brierly as well, who scored a career-high 19 points. “Devin realizes that we
NOT ENOUGH: Senior Chloe Hamilton’s perfect shooting was not enough to keep Butler perfect in the league. (Photo by Erin Drennan) need her to score,” Couture said. “She was very aggressive.” Senior forward Chloe Hamilton and senior guard Alyssa Pittman also helped propel the Bulldogs to an important conference win
Bulldogs at home this week
THURSDAY Women’s Basketball vs. Detroit 7 p.m.
Associate coach from Michigan will replace Butler’s Findley
Women’s Basketball vs. Wright State 2 p.m.
MONDAY Men’s Basketball vs. UIC 7 p.m.
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On the heels of one of the best men’s soccer seasons in school history, Butler named Paul Snape as the program’s new head coach. The former University of Michigan associate head coach fills the vacancy left when Kelly Findley accepted the head coaching job at North Carolina State last month. Butler received more than 200 applications after Findley left, according to associate athletic director Beth Goetz, who chaired the search committee. “His passion and character really set him aparty from everyone else,” Goetz said. “We wanted someone who is driven for success but also understands the philosophy we keep here in the athletic department.” Last season, Snape helped the Wolverines to their first Big Ten tournament title and a spot in the 2010 NCAA Division I College Cup Final Four. “Snape has been a star for us at Michigan,” Michigan head coach Steve Burns said. “He is a top recruiter with a great eye for talent, he connects with people on a very human level and he is a tireless worker that helped raise the level of our program over the last eight seasons.” After six years as an assistant coach at Michigan, Snape was promoted to associate head coach in 2009. “We’re excited to have Paul join our staff,” Butler athletic director Barry Collier said. “He’s been part of a very successful program at Michigan and he’s had an instrumental role in developing Michigan talent. “We’ve had tremendous success in our men’s soccer program and we feel that Paul is the right person to keep us moving forward.”
Soccer star Hedges transfers All-American uses break to leave Butler BY STEVEN PEEK
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Butler men’s soccer starting center back and junior Matt Hedges has transferred to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Communications on his Facebook page eluded to the transfer and two sources later confirmed the news, one saying that Hedges made the decision to transfer in December. Last year, Hedges was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America Second Team, making him the first non-senior to receive any
should do—step up and make plays when her team needed her to,” Green Bay head coach Matt Bollant said. The rest of the Bulldogs, however, provided little help. The Bulldogs had more rebounds and fewer turnovers than the Phoenix but did not make use of the advantage. The Bulldogs shot 11-for-42 without Hamilton. Senior guard Brittany Bowen led that support with 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting, and senior guard Alyssa Pittman scored nine. Green Bay had two players score more than 20 points—senior guard Celeste Hoewisch and junior forward Julie Wojta. Couture said that they could take away some positive things from the Green Bay game. “We’re going to learn from this game and finish off the season strong,” Couture said. The Bulldogs host Detroit (9-11, 3-6 HL) Thursday at Hinkle Fieldhouse at 7 p.m., and Wright State (137, 6-3 HL) Saturday for their annual Pink Zone Game to promote breast cancer awareness.
Sports fans loudly cheer for buzzerbeating shots and the gamewinning touchdown, but one thing they silently acknowledge is effort, essentially because they expect it. Effort leads to all those amazing shots and catches, so perhaps the praise is implied. Still, fans tend to acknowledge a lack of effort with boos far more often than they cheer the presence of it. The country saw evidence of this when Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler had to leave the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. Or rather, when he chose to leave the game. Cutler left the game in the third quarter for what was simply reported at the time as a knee injury. As the game progressed, broadcasters for FOX heard that Cutler thought he had injured it _______see overtime page 7
Stevens selected as USA assistant
Snape to coach men’s soccer
SATURDAY Women’s Tennis vs. Dayton 1 p.m.
by combining for 15 points. Sophomore forward Becca Bornhorst led Butler with seven rebounds. The Bulldogs turned the ball over a season low eight times Saturday, which was a major difference from two
days before against Green Bay The No. 21/16 Phoenix (20-1, 9-0 HL) began the game tied with the Bulldogs for first place in the Horizon League. While the outcome wasn’t what the Bulldogs had hoped for, a 66-62 loss, Couture said she was proud of her team’s effort and resilience. “We were close,” she said. “There are no moral victories, but if we put halves together, who knows what would have happened?” Butler, who was down by at least 10 points several times throughout the game, never gave up. Their defense swarmed and their offense was efficient at key times during in the game to make things close near the end. “I thought our press helped us,” Couture said. “We made some key steals that we were able to capitalize off of.” Hamilton scored 26 points and picked up 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. Hamilton did not miss a shot from the field, finishing the game 11-for-11. “Chloe did what a senior
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All-American honor. Hedges was also named to the College Soccer News All-America Third Team and the Horizon League’s Defensive Player of the Year. Hedges started all 20 games for the Bulldogs, impacting games mostly by denying opponents’ crosses. Hedges also had some offensive highlights, scoring five goals and notching two assists in 2010. Butler men’s soccer had its first undefeated regular season in 2010, going 16-0-3 before losing to Michigan State, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Butler men’s basketball head coach Brad Stevens has accomplished more in four years than many do in a career. The 34-year-old head coach has been the Horizon League Coach of the Year twice, earned the best Division I coaching record in the first three seasons (89-15), recorded his 100th career win faster than all but five Division I coaches and led the Bulldogs to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Chmpionship. He can now add another distinction to that list: being named an assistant coach of the 2011 USA Men’s World University Games team. Stevens was selected Jan. 20 for the job by the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee. The World University Games will be held Aug. 12-23, in Shenzhen, China. The U.S. team will compete for a gold medal against opponents from all over the world. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim is the head of the committee that selected Stevens as a coach. “Brad Stevens and Cuonzo Martin—another assistant for the World University Games team—are two of the best young head coaches in NCAA basketball,” Boeheim said. “I was honored and humbled to be selected,” Stevens said. “I thought I might be getting a call [to be a coach] this year after they had me as a court coach last year. “I’m looking forward to it and I think [being selected to the staff] will hit me as we get further along.” Stevens will work alongside Martin, Missouri State’s head coach, and Matt Painter, Purdue’s head coach, who were named assistant and head coaches for the team, respectively. “I’m excited to work with them,” Stevens said. “They come from the same background, they’ve coached together and they do things the right way. “I respect both of them and it will be good to take in the experience.” Stevens, who has been involved
with Butler basketball since the 2000-01 season, isn’t sure how his experiences with the Bulldogs would help him in China. “I don’t know what they’ll want me to do,” Stevens said. “I’ll do whatever Matt wants me to do and I’ll assist him as I can.” On the opposite end of the spectrum, Stevens is confident that his time spent working for the World University Games team will be beneficial to him as a coach. “There’s no doubt [the experience] will help,” he said. “Spending 23 days watching, coaching and scouting basketball in August, when most coaches are at home recharging their batteries, will be an unbelievable opportunity.” A training camp will be held July 30-Aug. 8 to select 12 players for the team’s roster. With that in mind, Stevens believes there is a key difference in how he, Painter and Cuonzo will have to coach the team. “We really need to emphasize what the players have to do,” Stevens said. “We’re only going to be together for three and a half weeks, so we have to be solid [as a team].” With all of the success that Stevens has attained, one might think that he would sit back and take some time to pat himself on the back. But that’s not Stevens way. “I’ve never really taken the time to rank my accomplishments,” Stevens said. Stevens also realizes there is some time between now and his trip to China. When he gets there, however, he expects to be hard at work more often than not. “I haven’t looked at where the games will be,” Stevens said. “I’ve never been to China and I’m looking forward to going there, but I’m guessing there won’t be any time for things outside of coaching.” In the end, Stevens, whose contract with Butler lasts through the 2021-22 season, knows where his priorities lie. “I’ll worry about [the World University Games] later,” Stevens said. “I’m focusing on this team [Butler] 110 percent right now.”
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Valpo outlasts Butler in OT BY BILLY KLIMCZAK
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The Butler men’s basketball team will need to find their way out of the doghouse after losing their second overtime game in six days. Hoping to recover from their home loss against Milwaukee, the Bulldogs (14-8, 6-4 HL) found themselves in a similar predicament in their next conference game. “We never dwell on a loss,” freshman forward Khyle Marshall said when asked how his team responded to the disappointing outcome of the Milwaukee game. “We just get right back at it, learn the team and go out with a focus to improve on what we did wrong the game before.” On the road facing the conference-leading Valparaiso Crusaders, the Bulldogs got off to a hot start. They snatched the upper hand in the first half and led by as many as eight points, although that lead was cut to five by halftime. Things looked promising for Butler in the early minutes of the second half, as the Bulldogs went on a 9-0 run, brought on by eight consecutive points from senior guard Zach Hahn. Butler took its biggest lead of the game, 40-31, with 15:50 remaining. Unfortunately, the Crusaders rebutted as senior forward Ryan Broekhoff gave Valpo its biggest lead of the game, 6658, with a three-point field goal with 3:29 left. Nevertheless, the Bulldogs stormed back with a 9-1 closing run, sparked by senior guard Shawn Vanzant and junior guard Ronald Nored. However, Butler struggled late, allowing a nine-point lead to slip away in the final three-and-a-half minutes of regula-
tion. Valparaiso senior guard Brandon Wood led the Crusaders’ charge, stopped only by Butler senior forward Matt Howard’s game-tying three-point play with 30 seconds remaining. Neither team was able to take an advantage and the game ran into overtime. “I feel that a team should always already be prepared to head into overtime,” Butler head coach Brad Stevens said. “Overtime is about recognizing the job that needs to be done and executing at the right time.” The Crusaders grabbed the lead in overtime on a layup by senior guard Matt Kenney and a 3-point field goal by Broekhoff. Butler was unable to successfully play catch-up, allowing the Crusaders to clinch the victory and remain in the league lead. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to fourth in the standings. “We need that defensive edge back,” Howard said. “I felt that we did some really good things on both the offensive and defensive sides of the game, but we really misread some of their players and gave up a few too many good possessions.” Despite the loss, the Bulldogs will be back on the road Thursday to play Youngstown State, followed by Cleveland State on Saturday. “We have to worry about getting there first, with the airports closed and the roads in such bad shape,” Stevens said. “But once there, we’ll be ready to get back on track. “These games are essential, and it’s important that we take advantage of them heading towards the last quarter of the SENIOR LEADERSHIP: Zach Hahn was one of three seniors to score season.” in double figures for the Bulldogs on Saturday. (Photo by John Fetcho)
Women’s tennis falls to Falcons BY BILLY KLIMCZAK
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The Butler women’s tennis team will need to retrace their steps after starting the 2011 season on the wrong foot. With a pair of home losses during the weekend, the Bulldogs dropped a 7-0 match to Miami (Ohio) on Saturday before losing to Bowling Green by the same score the next day. The Bulldogs (0-2) started the weekend with their season opener and a loss to a strong Miami team. Senior Natali Jaimes and freshman Caroline Hedrick were the highlight of Butler’s doubles play, winning, 8-2, in the No. 2 match. Despite those efforts, the RedHawks won the other two matches to win the point.
Miami won five of six matches in singles play, each coming in straight sets. Senior Gabriella Bobrowski led Butler with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 scoring drive in the No. 4 seed singles match to defeat Miami senior Riekie Honiball. When asked about her team’s performance, Jaimes seemed optimistic concerning the outcome. “Miami is a team that won the MAC last year and is the preseason favorite to win it again this year,” she said. “I feel we competed very well at spots to make for an interesting match. “ The Bulldogs finished the weekend in similar fashion. This bout, however, was much closer than
the preceding contest. The duel took about five hours to finish, with two matches going three sets and one to a second-set tiebreaker. Freshmen Gabriella Rubenstien and freshman Stephanie McLoughlin won, 9-8 (5), in No. 1 doubles for Butler’s only win of the day. “Bowling Green is always a solid team and I think we let them off the hook in multiple matches this year,” head coach Jason Suscha said. “It’s kind of amazing that we lost 7-0 in a match that lasted over five-and-a-half hours.” Jaimes, Bobrowski and sophomore Brittany Farmer were each competitive in singles play. Each was on the cusp of winning before falling in three sets. “Our women’s team played well, but our ability to finish points, games and matches
will have to improve if we want to compete for a conference championship,” Suscha said. “It is nice to know that we have the firepower to compete with anyone, so my job is to get everyone confident in their ability to close the deal.” The Bulldogs have another double-header this weekend when they host Dayton on Saturday and Indiana University on Sunday. Regardless of the opponent Jaimes feels confident going into next weekend’s games. “As long as we learned from this weekend and we improve upon those things, we will develop nicely as the season progresses,” she said. “This team has great chemistry and is a real joy to be around everyday, so the environment is primed for excellence.”
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OVERTIME: JAY CUTLER’S EARLY EXIT EXPOSED WHAT FANS REALLY WANT TO SEE. continued from page 5 sometime in the second quarter, but that he wasn’t sure of the exact play. The injury had Cutler stranded on the sidelines, standing expressionless in one of those long winter coats. The majority of fans were outraged by this development. I’m sure the Bears losing had a lot to do with it, but a lack of effort did too. This issue has two parts: facts and perceptions. Both compose the reality that is the Jay Cutler and Bears fans world right now. First, here are the facts: The Bears were down 14-0 when Cutler left the game. They performed better in the final 18 minutes with thirdstring quarterback Caleb Hanie. It turns out Cutler had a grade 2, medium or partial, MCL
DOWN AND OUT: Jay Cutler went out with a controversial injury in the NFC Championship game against Green Bay. (Photo courtesy MCT)
tear. Teammates defended his toughness and the existence of a serious injury. Now, here is the perception: It seemed like Cutler quit. Many Bears fans expressed this during the week that followed the NFC Championship loss, saying how they were not too keen on the early exit. The fact that Cutler is also known for his inconsistency and spent most of the second half standing expressionless on the sidelines didn’t help either. “It just always seems like it’s ‘Good Jay this’ or ‘Bad Jay that,’” Butler junior and Bears fan Stefania Nikoloski said. “That good/bad game is getting old.” Former and current NFL players shared a similar opinion, one on the same side of the issue. Trent Dilfer, a 1997 Pro Bowler and quarterback of the Super Bowl XXXV-winning Baltimore Ravens, was not heated and did not jump to conclusions in his discussion of the injury, but even he said, “Regardless of what the injury is, you have to finish this game.” Former lineman Mike Golic chimed in on ESPN Radio. “You would’ve had to have dragged my dead body off the field to get me out of an NFC Championship game,” Golic said. Additionally, like all great celebrity opinions in this digital era, they were expressed on Twitter. The Twitterverse exploded with players giving their unedited opinions. Another former lineman, Mark Schlereth, spoke about playing with an injured knee on the website. It said, “As a guy [who] had 20 knee surgeries you’d have to drag me out on a stretcher to leave a Championship Game! #justsaying.” Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders said he expected to see the surgery on Cutler’s knee live on television to prove the injury’s existence and severity. Maurice Jones-Drew simultaneously took a shot at Cutler and former University of Florida football coach Urban Meyer: “Hey I think the urban meyer rule is in effect right now… When the going gets tough……..Quit.” Jones-Drew is a former UCLA player currently trapped amongst Florida Gator fans as the Jacksonville Jaguars running back, so there is an unabated emotional side to his response. However, his brutal honesty exemplified what sports fans truly care about: a display of effort above and beyond what any of them would show. The fans want to see something greater than themselves—not a jacket-donning, partially-injured quarterback who wasn’t winning the game in the first place. When watching sports, I am always a fan, not a fanatic. I
Legg leads Bulldogs in Bloomington BY MATT RHINESMITH
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It was a meet to remember for sophomore Kirsty Legg when the Butler men’s and women’s track teams were in Bloomington, Ind., last weekend for the Indiana Relay. Legg, who competed in the 800 meter run and the mile this weekend, took second in both and built upon her already impressive resume. “We have a few people running at a national level, which is definitely a good thing,” head coach Matt Roe said. Legg, after this weekend, is ranked 15th nationally in the 800 meter. Senior Kris Gauson also had a nice showing in his mile. He took third with a time of 4.00.31, only three seconds behind the winner. While that time wasn’t his fastest this season, Gauson is still ranked third in the country in the mile. Sophomore Katie Clark ran the mile along with Legg. While she may have been overshadowed by Legg’s performance, Clark still managed to turn in a time of 4.46.00, good for fifth overall at the meet.
Freshman Ross Clarke continued to build off of what has already been a very successful first season. He took seventh in the mile with a time of 4.04.07. “I haven’t seen what everyone else has been doing, but Ross has to be one the fastest freshmen in the country,” Roe said. In a meet that was dominated by Butler’s distance runners, freshman Brad Magnetta provided a change of pace. He picked up a first place finish in the 600-meter run with a time of 1.22.86. “We have been very impressed with Magnetta and what he’s been able to do for us over the past few weeks,” Roe said. Roe had nothing but positive things to say about the meet. “Overall, it was a great meet. I thought we showed some improvement from last week,” he said. “Across the board, I thought we were much stronger than last week.” Friday and Saturday, the Bulldogs head to South Bend, Ind., for the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame. “This is some of the best competition we’re going to see,” freshman Matt Schumacker said, “so it’s a big deal if you qualify,”
DISBELIEF: Many Bears fans were more disappointed with Jay Cutler’s reaction to his injury than the team’s playoff loss. (Photo courtesy MCT) see the game from a very intellectual perspective and tend to naturally experience the game as if I’m making the coaching decisions. I don’t understand the fans that scream at the referees for a good call against their team, and I shake my head at coaches who use timeouts at inapproriate times. But I am with fans and fanatics alike on this issue. Cutler should have tried to grin and bear it through more of the second half. If he had to leave the game when he did, I don’t need to see him carried off the field on a stretcher or constantly grimacing on the sidelines to confirm a serious and playending injury. However, as much as the doctors may have told him not to play, he should have told them he was going back into the game, or at least sat down and iced his knee. Fans and analysts alike are not mad that Cutler got injured, and they’re not entirely mad that he wasn’t shown putting up a fight to re-enter the game by FOX. They’re upset because it seemed like he didn’t care about getting back in the game or its outcome. I never once noticed him suggesting adjustments to coaches or mentoring either of the quarterbacks who replaced him. The effort just wasn’t there. It’s easy to understand Cutler’s early exit from a medical standpoint, but it is incredibly difficult to respect his reactions and demeanor post-injury.
Howard finalist for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
Matt Howard has been selected as one of ten finalists for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Howard, one of five seniors on the Butler men’s basketball team, was nominated for the award alongside 29 other senior collegiate basketball players in November. The award focuses on student-athletics, specifically by encouraging student-athletes to be leaders in their communities and
stay in school. Howard has several accomplishments in the 4 C’s—classroom, character, community and competition—which will be used to determine the winner of the award. In the classroom category, Howard was named a first-team ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American last year. In the character category, Howard is in the middle of his second year as team
captain, averaging 17.9 points per game. In the community category, Howard has volunteered at local soup kitchens during the holidays each of his three years at Butler. In the competition category, Howard won the Horizon League Player of the Year award after his sophomore season. Vote for Howard each day online at seniorclassaward.com until Mar. 20.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
THE BUTLER COLLEGIAN
The scandal of ‘Skins’
The difference between pushing boundaries and going too far ALLISON AMMERMULLER
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MTV’s new series “Skins” has sparked a lot of controversy for doing what many thought impossible: surpassing the shock level of “Gossip Girl” to become the new raciest television show for teens. “Skins” was condemned by the Parent Television Council for breaking federal childhood pornography laws. PTC called it “the most dangerous show on television.” The first episode aired Jan. 17 after the popular reality show Jersey Shore and racked up 3.3 million viewers. These numbers, while high, are assumed by many to be so only because of the ever-popular reality show preceding it and not for “Skins” itself. There were only 1.6 million viewers for the next episode and most advertisers had pulled out by then. After the first episode, the PTC encouraged advertisers, like Wrigley’s, General Motors, Schick, Taco Bell, Subway and H&R Block, to pull advertising—and they did. “Skins” was originally a British television show that aired on the BBC. While there was some controversy about the content, it was praised by many critics and was even nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award. Clearly, content as controversial as this can be considered an art form if presented correctly, which has many wondering how MTV went so wrong. However, there’s no denying the buzz the American version has re-
ceived, and that is mainly due to all the attention the PTC has given it. While mainly saying the show is wildly inappropriate, comments from the organization have gone as far to say that it should be taken off the air. The PTC believes that its 10 p.m. viewing time isn’t late enough to discourage young viewers. They’re worried that this type of behavior is portrayed as the norm, when it really isn’t. “Skins is definitely not anything like my high school,” Krista Hakola, a Butler freshman said. “It is way more extreme, not anything like a typical kid’s life.” A lot of teen TV shows can be somewhat extreme compared to reality, including “Gossip Girl” and most of what appears on the CW. Unfortunately, this has drawn teen viewers in, and probably drove MTV to create an American version of the show in the first place. “With most TV there is some exaggeration for entertainment, but I think this show pushes the envelope too much,” Scott Bridge, professor of communications, said. “The sex and drugs aren’t enough to carry a show if it’s just not interesting beyond that.” Many statistics and ratings support the idea that for a show to be compelling, it must be somewhat extreme. If the qualities of the writing and the plot aren’t up to par, the show is not going to be a success. This is clearly where the British and American version of “Skins” split. The PTC attacked the show as if it would be the sole reason for the demise of the younger generation, but based on the ratings, it seems
HOT MESSES: While the BBC version was known for being groundbreaking despite its controversy, the MTV version has not achieved the same level of artistry as its predecessor. Instead, it has been accused of child pornography by the PTC. (Photo from flickr/eskimo_jo) that it is getting more buzz than viewers. “I think Skins is the perfect example of the saying ‘everyone deserves their 15 minutes of fame,’” Bridge said. “Clearly, this show is in its 12th minute now.” It very well may be that the show is extremely inappropriate for younger teens, but many people believe that the show just isn’t popular enough to cause any significant issues. “At first my friends and I found the rebellious nature of the show intriguing, but after watching the first episode and realizing how bad it was, we are definitely not going to watch it,” Hakola said. Many believe that because the
show is so extreme and unrealistic, younger teens couldn’t possibly think it is the norm. However, the influence that TV programs have on teens is sometimes remarkable. “Ever since that reality show ‘Teen Mom’ began, girls at my high school were actually trying to get pregnant to be on the show,” Kelsey O’Shaughnessy, a Butler pre-pharmacy freshman said. “Skins” perhaps needs to be taken with a grain of salt. The issues on the show, although pushed to the extreme, can indeed affect teenagers and may bring up points that adults can use to start discussions with their children. “The show is more of an example of questionable morals than
child pornography,” O’Shaghnessy said. “It’s all acting and its purpose is entertainment. If parents don’t want their kids watching it, they can put up parental controls.” On the other side, it is good that the PTC brought the show to parents’ attention so that they could take the measures that they deem appropriate. “It’s everybody’s job to decide what’s appropriate,” Bridge said. “We don’t want people deciding for us for what’s good taste and bad taste.” There is a line between what is obscene and what is acceptable for television, and the show “Skins” definitely approaches that line and blurs it.
Local brewery offers modern spin
iPads, unique beer help define Thr3e Wise Men AJA CACAN
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Thr3e Wise Men, one of the newest additions to the Broad Ripple restaurant and bar scene, has transformed the old building at 1021 Broad Ripple Ave. The restaurant is a member of the Scotty’s Brewhouse family and has been drawing interest ever since its Jan. 17 opening. On an expectably busy Friday night, well over an hour wait was required to be seated at the restaurant. “We have been extremely busy,” server Shannon Brubaker said. Her observation was confirmed by the bustling atmosphere, where wait staff scrambled through the crowded space to serve large parties of customers. What first struck me was the combination of modern and traditional styling in the restaurant’s design. A set of automatic doors leads the way into a log-cabin style building with a few types of seating and standing arrangements: a bar area, long tables with benches, tall tables with barstools as well as a few barrel-shaped tables where customers were often seen socializing with others, drink in hand. Behind glass panels, large gleaming vessels add ambience and make parts of the actual brewery visible to the customer. Th3ree Wise Men is committed to technological innovation as well. Fourteen big screen televisions framed the walls, broadcasting different sports programming. While this was to be expected, the sheer number of screens can seem a little overwhelming and busy at times. The restaurant also showed its innovation
by equipping each table with iPads, which proved to be a different and interesting way to fill the time waiting for your order to arrive. The devices highlight a program with various features about the brewery, showcasing its history, menu, reviews, offering services and specials, and allowing customers the option of connecting to social networking outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. The communal seating is an immediately noticeable aspect of Thr3e Wise Men’s atmo-
sphere. At least two to three distinct parties of customers were usually seated around the same table, creating a somewhat less private atmosphere than most people are accustomed to. Thr3e Wise Men’s menu is limited to appetizers, pizza, salad, desserts and, of course, beer. Everything is available for dine-in and carryout. The beer selection boasts eight different varieties, ranging in color and alcoholic
MODERN TECHNOLOGY: Thr3e Wisemen uses iPads at their tables both for ordering and so patrons can check social network sites and check out the history and past reviews of the restaurant (Photo by Aja Cacan)
content. Customers are also able to purchase bottled beer and kegs of beer, and many left the store carrying one of the Brewery’s 64 oz. refillable glass growlers. The Blackberry Wheat is one of the Brewery’s pale ales, featuring blueberries and amarillo hops. A deep burgundy in color, the drink offered a unique culinary experience, giving the familiar taste of beer a fruity and sour kick. As far as food goes, breadsticks seemed to be a popular appetizer. Offered plain or stuffed with pepperoni, they come in increments of six, served with a choice of cheese and marinara dipping sauces. Although they complement pizza very well, it was impossible to keep them on the tray long enough for the pizza to arrive. Thr3e Wise Men’s pizzas come in three sizes, are baked with a crispy thin garlic crust that incorporates one of their brews and is topped with local Indiana cheese. Customers have the option to add on standard meat and vegetable toppings for $1.50 each. Brubaker said she believes Thr3e Wise Men is the best the Broad Ripple area has to offer. “We’ve got a great selection of beer, and a unique and communal style,” she said. The reasonable price range is another benefit. Standard sizes of beer are under $5 and most appetizers fall well under the $10 mark. Depending on size and toppings, pizzas can range anywhere from just under $10 to around $20. The Brewery is open 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
The Butler Arts and Entertainment Calendar 2 No events scheduled
3 Three Classics by Mercer Mayer Clowes Memorial Hall 12 p.m.
4 No events scheduled
5 23rd Annual Gospel Fest Clowes Memorial Hall 7 p.m
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7 No events scheduled
8 JCFA Faculty Artist Series Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall 7:30 p.m. Visiting Writer’s Series Reilly Room 7:30 p.m
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Albright exhibit shines at IMA
Exhibit explores life as secretary of state through jewelry BY CAITLIN O’ROURKE
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If there’s anything Butler students learned last year from Madeleine Albright’s speech at Clowes Memorial Hall, it’s that she is one strong-willed woman. The latest exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection,” reinstates this in the description of each pin and the collection of quotes from the former Secretary of State scattered artfully along the walls. Spanning three rooms, the exhibit highlights Albright’s most important pins, collections of specific themes of pins and one room includes a copy of the actual book by Albright, “Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewelry Box” and a television showing various clips of her interviews about her pins. It’s an odd concept to think about how much effect jewelry could have on American diplomacy, but it’s one of the many things that make the exhibit so endearing and Albright so distinct. This is proven by the sheer difference in the people walking in the entrance. Moms are accompanied by young daughters they lift to point out special pins, and elderly couples smile as they reminisce about certain stories the pins bring to mind. There are certainly many stories. There are specially-made pins from admirers, presents from Great Britain and Canada and even a pin made from a piece of the Berlin Wall. One woman became so excited, almost yelling, “She’s a Star Trek fan,” after reading the description under Albright’s alien pin. “It just makes it so personal, to know why she wore the pins and what they meant to her,” Jennifer Bradbury, visiting with her mother-in-law, Dorothy, an Indianapolis resident,
AMERICAN PRIDE : Some of the pins included in the exhibit were from Albright’s time as secretary of state. (Photo courtesy of John Bigelow Taylor) said. The elder Bradbury agreed. “It’s marvelous,” she said. “I feel such a connection, because I love my jewelry just as much. And I’m not even in her party!” The connections are easy to make, as the stories behind the pins are often personal, clever and at times emotional. There’s
‘Kiss Each Other Clean’ heads in new direction for Iron & Wine
Coppola struggles to find direction in ‘Somewhere’ BY BRIAN WANBAUGH
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“Kiss Each Other Clean,” Iron & Wine’s newest album, continues the band’s everevolving sound, although not all fans may be following after listening. Sam Beam, the main—and only—man of Iron & Wine, generated heavy buzz in the indie music world with his second album, “Our Endless Numbered Days,” released in 2004. Known for both its soothing melodies and Beam’s unique, hushed voice, it was well-received and Beam had songs featured soon after in the movies “Garden State” and “In Good Company.” His next album, “The Shepherd’s Dog,” was released in 2007 and started Beam’s evolution, although certain songs like “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” and “Boy With a Coin” were reminiscent of his past works. With “Kiss Each Other Clean,” Beam has created a whole new sound for himself that veers from his quiet, folk-like feel to a more up-tempo beat with some definite pop influence. There is no doubt that the album is good, but fans who prefer Beam’s older work may not be able to appreciate the new sound. The songs on the album flow well, but in general the album is not as memorable, with the exception of a few songs. The one exception for all of Iron & Wine’s songs is its lyrics. Despite what any song sounds like, it is always a guarantee that the lyrics will be meaningful and well thought-out. This album is no exception, “Tree by the River” and “Rabbit Will Run” stick out as the most memorable lyrically. “Rabbit Will Run” is probably one of the best all-around songs of the album, actually sounding like it would have fit well on “The Shepherd’s Dog.” Beam incorporates what
a pin representing a shattered glass ceiling she wore while visiting Hillary Clinton, and an Interceptor missile pin she wore during a meeting with a foreign minister of Russia, who, after asking Albright if that was one of the American missiles, received the reply, “Yes. We make them small, so you better be ready to negotiate.” The exhibit includes a quote from Albright stating that after awhile, she became so anxious of the message her pins gave, that she would often pick them out the night before. It wasn’t her imagination, the exhibit says that Vladimir Putin remarked to former President Bill Clinton that he and his ministers always made note of what pin Albright chose to wear that day. However, there are clearly many pins that hold close places in Albright’s heart from her descriptions of them, such as a clay heart from one of her daughters and a piece given to her during her visit to post-Katrina New Orleans in 2006. A young man came up to her with a beautiful pin, telling her that it was his mother’s, who had loved Albright and her pins and had recently died in Katrina. The young man said that it had been a 50th wedding anniversary present from his father, and both men had agreed that she would have wanted Albright to have it. While it often seems that life in Washington, D.C., is far away and impossible to understand, it’s refreshing to see exhibits like this that humanize politics and allow us to connect with the people who help run our country. It’s even better when it can be over a collection of largely costume pins, something that is somehow both frivolous and deeply meaningful. While the exhibit is now closed, Albright’s book is available for purchase at your local book store, including Borders and Barnes & Noble.
NO FOLK: Sam Beam, frontman of Iron & Wine, forges a new path with “Kiss.” (Photo from MCT) sounds like bongos and possibly a flute, adding to the ambiance of the song. For those looking for Beam’s old sound, it comes out most in “Godless Brother in Love,” a soft, chilledout melody with Beam’s voice the quietest of all songs on the album. Most of the other songs are out of the ordinary for Iron & Wine, and sometimes his goal is not quite achieved. However, “Monkeys Uptown,” a high-tempo song with a catchy beat, is a fantastic exploration of another side of what Beam can do with his music, while songs like “Me and Lazarus” fall extremely short It’s boring and just like many of the other indie recordings today. In the end, fans listening for the first time will without a doubt find something that appeals to them. However, faithful fans who are returning will have to decide for themselves whether or not Beam’s new sound is something they’re willing to embrace, or whether they want to keep “Our Endless Numbered Days” on repeat instead.
With ‘Kiss Each Other Clean,’ Beam has created a whole new sound for himself that veers from his quiet, folk-like feel to a more up-tempo beat with some definite pop inflluence.
KISS EACH OTHER CLEAN | ALBUM REVIEW Although a decent album with a few stand out hits, “Kiss Each Other Clean” is somewhat of a disappointment in comparison to past efforts from Iron & Wine. With more pop llike beats and faster-paced songs, Sam Beam loses the folk influence that made his previous two albums successful and made better use of his unique voice and talents.
The opening shot is telling of how “Somewhere” eventually plays out. As the Focus Features logo fades away, the roar of a Ferrari can be heard as the screen fades into the car driving around a desert track. With no music and the camera fixed in one position, the car circles the track five times before it comes to a halt in the camera shot. A man gets out of the car, walks a few feet, stops and then stares off into the distance. These long, drawn-out scenes with little to no sound make up the majority of “Somewhere,” the new film from writer/director Sofia Coppola. The film revolves around fictional actor Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) and his strained relationship with his daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning.) While it is never implicitly stated, it is assumed that Johnny is a global star because of his success in previous films. However this success has driven him away from his family, evident from his first interaction with his daughter after his ex-wife
drops her off. Johnny takes Cleo to an ice rink so she can practice her figure skating routine, but afterwards is shocked to find out she has been figure skating for three years. His relationship is also strained because of his constant sleeping around with random women. He even goes so far as to lie right to Cleo’s face about his interactions with these women. Johnny Marco brought to mind another one of Coppola’s characters, “Lost in Translation’s” Bob Harris from played by Bill Murray. Both are successful actors but both have strained relationships with their respective families. Unlike Bob Harris, though, Johnny didn’t feel as developed and as three dimensional as the “Lost in Translation” character was. This may be intentional because as at times it appears that Johnny is in the beginning stages of depression. When not around Cleo, he drinks constantly and seems to be disinterested in general. The bright spot of this film was the acting of Elle Fanning as Cleo. Younger
sister of actress Dakota Fanning, Elle showed great skill and range for a 12-year-old actress by displaying a wide range of emotions throughout the film. Her evil glances at Johnny during breakfast with a random hook up his were priceless. While some scenes throughout the film tend to linger on one thing for too long, some were shot beautifully, employing simple tracking and zoom. Coppola has always done this magnificently in her previous films and she did not fail to impress here either. As Cleo is leaving for summer camp, it seems that Johnny will be there for his daughter more. He halfheartedly apologizes for his previous actions but it’s unsure whether Cleo hears it because of a helicopter running close by. In the end, you’re left wanting more and felt there should have been more character development in Johnny, but where it ends felt appropriate. The film’s title is perfect because Johnny is certainly at a major point in his life, but where exactly is unsure. It’s simply somewhere.
SOMEWHERE | FILM REVIEW
Stephen Dorff portrays fictional actor Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola’s new film ‘Somewhere.’ While the choreography is exceptional, the dialogue and characters lack the depth that previous Coppola films have had in the past. 5 = perfect, 4 = outstanding, 3 = good, 2 = fair, 1 = poor
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OUR POINT THIS WEEK: We feel that Fox 59 needs a greater focus on their ethics and the procdure in which they decide what to air. | VOTE: 21-0
Fox 59 procedures scrutinized During his Jan. 25 show, Jon Stewart poked fun at a broadcast segment by an Indianapolis new station conducting a “Homeless Talent Search.” The Fox 59 segment was inspired by the success of Ted Williams, a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio. Williams who, after being discovered by a local reporter, was given countless job offers due to his “magic voice.” We at The Butler Collegian find Fox’s attempt to make light of this situation deplorable. Indianapolis’ homeless are not here to be put on display for the entertainment of others. While Ted Williams is an inspirational exception to the rule, it is unprofessional to ask homeless people to sing “Amazing Grace” on television. Williams was discovered Jan. 5 by Columbus Dispatch reporter Doral Chenoweth after Chenoweth spotted him by a highway off ramp. Chenoweth had a camera and filmed Williams saying a few phrases. This video immediately became a viral sensation and quickly made it to the evening media outlets. Job offers began pouring in for Williams and
he ended up taking a position with MSNBC to do voice-overs for their latest “Lean Forward” campaign. However, a weekend of instant fame did Williams in and he relapsed into an alcohol addiction. After making an appearance on the “Dr. Phil Show,” Williams went to a rehabilitation center for treatment. Williams’ story is remarkable and inspirational for millions of Americans, reminding us that even in the darkest times there are always great opportunities. Fox’s poor attempt at recreating this was not only in poor taste, but offensive. A Fox 59 reporter stopped a homeless woman on the streets of Indianapolis, asking her if she had a “golden voice.” She then continued to probe this woman to sing, supplying her with verses she had forgotten. Then she targeted the woman ‘s sister, who was located across the street. We are really disappointed in the professionalism, or lack there of, in the Fox 59 news network. The homeless are not to be paraded on television for amusement. While we don’t believe this to be
Fox 59 sprinted over the boundary with this broadcast.
the individual reporter’s idea, we do wonder who was responsible and how many individuals approved of the piece before it aired. We would assume that stories go through a stringent approval process before Fox 59 airs a broadcast. Therefore, we were shocked that this even made it past a production meeting and to the air. The fact that it nabbed the attention of media giants like Jon Stewart to use for comedic material on a national level only reinforces how large of a mistake Fox 59 truly made. Although the station issued an apology on their Facebook page, we do not think it is sufficient for the audacity of their actions. Media work is by no means an easy occupation. There are many lines that cannot be crossed and Fox 59 sprinted over the boundary with this latest broadcast. As journalists, events like these are not only upsetting, but paint the media in a negative light. The actions of Fox 59 not only embarrassed and took advantage of the homeless and their situation, they also tarnish the image of journalists and their standards of professionalism. We are extremely disappointed with Fox’s choice to run this segment on their newscast. We hope that in the future, Fox 59 shows better judgment when approaching a story of any subject matter so there will not be a repeat of an incident like this one.
Ted Williams reminds us all of the perks of second chances BY LEXIE SMITH
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At one point or another, we could all use a second chance. I used to never believe in them. In my eyes, if someone messed up once, they would obviously just squander any second chance. Then I started to realize how much I relied on second chances. I would be more comfortable bombing quizzes in high school if I knew I had the opportunity to retake it for a better score later on. Lately, I’ve come to think that we should give everyone a second chance in life. We are not bad people and it’s unfair to classify us as so after making one mistake. We’re human; we are expected to make some mistakes along with our triumphs. Sometimes second chances are the only opportunity we have to realize that we even made mistakes in the first place. They are necessary for us to better ourselves and improve relationships with family and friends. My favorite example of second chances is the one given to Ted Williams, a homeless man from Columbus, Ohio. Williams was found by Columbus Dispatch reporter Doral Chenoweth after he spotted Williams near an interstate off-ramp. Chenoweth proceeded to film Williams showcasing his “golden voice” for a dollar. Once this video hit the internet, the job offers started pouring in for Williams.
FROM RAGS TO RICHES: Ohio native Ted Williams was living next to an interstate off-ramp, wielding a handmade sign asking passersby for charity until he was discovered by a local reporter and gained fame, a job with MSNBC and a second chance.. (Photo from MCT) It was uplifting to see Williams, is gracious enough to allow you to else had given up on me. I had been who had nothing, receive the op- try again. filed away in that “lost cause” folder. portunity to turn his life around. We are a nation based on second I decided to use that second chance Although he recently landed in a chances. We all have that soft spot wisely and three years later, here I sit rehabilitation center battling an ad- in our hearts for the hardworking on Butler’s campus, writing this artidiction to alcohol, Chenoweth’s dis- man who is shut down by a series cle. I knew I wasn’t a horrible person covery placed Williams on the road of unfortunate events, given a sec- who would never make it to college, to recovery. ond chance and subsequently soars but everyone else felt that way. WithThis is not about all of us need- to the top. So why don’t we make out that second chance, I may have ing a second chance. We need to be second chances commonplace in our never ended up here. willing to be the Chenoweth to those society today? We should embrace second chancaround us, to help those who need a Many of us have done something es instead of scoff at them because leg up and give them the opportu- and thought, “Oh, that was really there are very few of us who can say nity to try again. bad decision-making.” I know that I that we got where we are today withNone of us can claim we are per- would have lost so many friends and out a single second chance. While we fect. I’m sure I’ve sucked up more opportunities had I not been given a are eager to accept them, we should second chances in 19 years than second chance. also be eager to give them. We never many have in a lifetime, but that’s I was given a second chance in know when we could be the ones part of growing up. Growing up high school by my guidance counsel- down on our luck, hoping someone means realizing when you’ve made or. After two years of bad grades and else sees the potential lurking bea mistake and hoping that someone a worse attitude, virtually everyone neath the surface.
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Obama’s State of the Union
President makes case for spending freeze, innovation BY SAM HYER
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On Jan. 25, President Obama delivered the highly anticipated State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. While there were certainly parts of the speech that could have been improved, in the end I thought that it was a well-written, well-delivered speech. There was a large amount of speculation from political pundits and experts in the days leading up to the speech over what the president was going to talk about and how he was going to handle the speech. The president’s point on oil subsidies was interesting and is likely to draw complaints from the Republican side of the aisle. “So instead of subsidizing yesterday’s energy, let’s invest in tomorrow’s,” Obama said, referring to the idea of nixing the millions of dollars that go to oil companies and their petroleum research. The grimace on Speaker Boehner’s face and his lack of applause on this point was hard to miss. His remarks on the deﬁcit
were also lackluster and, in my opinion, not what many Americans wanted to hear from their commander in chief. The president’s proposal to freeze annual domestic spending for the next ﬁve years, while noteworthy, is still not enough. Obama’s proposal would reduce the deﬁcit by an estimated $400 billion over the next decade. However, due to the fact that the United States has passed trillion dollar deﬁcits in the past two years, the cuts need to be deeper and broader. Another issue the president chose to address was corporate taxes. “So tonight, I’m asking Democrats and Republicans to simplify the system. Get rid of the loopholes. Level the playing ﬁeld. And use the savings to lower the corporate tax rate for the ﬁrst time in 25 years, without adding to our deﬁcit.” Personally, I was quite impressed to hear a Democrat, especially Obama, even address the corporate tax rate and the fact that it’s one of the highest in the world. However, Obama’s words on this will mean nothing until something is actually done about it. Time will tell if he acts on the corporate tax rates and if he does it in
TOUGH AUDIENCE: Sens. John Kerry and John McCain listen to the president’s remarks Tuesday evening during the State of the Union. Kerry and McCain sat next to one another Tuesday in an attempt to show bipartisanship between Democrats and Republicans (Photo from MCT) an effective manner. him for lacking. sense of pride in their coun- President Joe Biden was on A critical issue that the “So yes, the world has try. President Obama hit on the move as well. He headed president failed to mention changed,” he said. “The that Tuesday night with his to Indiana to speak at Ener1, was the debt ceiling and the competition for jobs is real. plea towards Americans to a manufacturer of electric debate over whether or not But this shouldn’t discour- strive to keep up with the car batteries. it should be raised. This is age us. It should challenge changing world. It will be interesting to becoming a divisive issue us.” It is clear that the Presi- watch the president for the amongst Republicans and The President is right. dent used his speech to lay remainder of the year and Democrats and with the for- Now more than ever, Ameri- a foundation for the remain- see if anything comes of the mal debate set to begin soon, cans needs a sense of pride der of his term, and as a way promises he made in the the president should have and optimism in their coun- to kick off his 2012 cam- State of the Union. shed light on it in his speech. try. paign. One thing is for sure: the One thing I did appreciate Although many people The day after his speech, Republicans will be watchin Obama’s speech was his are concerned with the great the President ﬂew to Wis- ing him like hawks, ready to sense of optimism and pride strides that countries like consin to begin an attempt to admonish him for anything in his country, something China have been making, sell the words of his speech he fails to follow through Republicans have criticized Americans still need to ﬁnd a to the American people. Vice with.
What qualities are you looking for in Butler’s next president?
BY: RYAN LOVE
“I am looking for a president that is outgoing and wants to get to know the students.” Lexi Gehring junior
“Our next president should be supportive of Butler Greek life, particularly due to its presence on campus.” Myles Pinder sophomore
“I think the president needs to ﬁnd way to make the food on campus satisfying, not just ﬁlling.” Brendan Cavanagh freshman
“I would love to see someone who is energized and willing to take feedback from the students and put it into action.” Bridget McGrath sophomore
COLLEGIAN Photo Contest campus
Where in the ^world is the Butler gnome?
Collegian photo by Arika Herron
The first person to correctly guess the location of the Butler gnome and e-mail the answer to firstname.lastname@example.org will be featured in next weekâ€™s Collegian!
Published on Feb 2, 2011