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Death at Ball State causes concerns at Butler by molly kordas | staff writer

Drinking on college campuses is being thought about a little differently since the death of an Indiana University student who was visiting Ball State University. Substance abuse in college is difficult to treat as purely a law enforcement issue, but after the death of a student perhaps it should be treated that way. Many people across college campuses are now talking about the issue of teen drinking and how schools can keep their students safe without arresting half of their student population. The death of a student is not a subject taken lightly. “Losing a student, it’s just the worst thing that could possibly happen,” Vice President of Student Affairs Levester Johnson said. To prevent a similar situation at Butler, the university is encouraging students to ask for help when they need it. Officials agree that they would rather see students ask for and receive the help they need than see a student die because no one knew they needed help or they were too afraid to ask. “Students often wonder,

‘Do I call if my friend is sick and vomiting? Because I don’t want to get in trouble,’” Ben Hunter, director of public safety and chief of police, said. “But we can’t run the risk of having a student die. How are you going to feel if that incident occurs?” Butler University encourages the policy of a community of care through its various peer education programs like Peers Advocating Wellness for Students (PAWS), Red Cup Culture and Greeks as Educators, Advocates and Resources (GEAR). Butler also promotes the Facebook group “Good Clean Fun,” which educates students on alternate late night events, as opposed to drinking. “At Butler we don’t expect students to consume alcohol and it’s not something they have to do to fit in and to have a really rich social experience,” Sarah Barnes, coordinator for health education and outreach programs, said. “But that if the student does choose to consume alcohol they should do so responsibly.” PAWS created the Red Cup Culture program to not only educate students on the affects and consequences of drinking, but also the

severe risks of drinking past the point of responsibility. The programs teach students how to take care of themselves and their peers. “I think that you put yourself at high risk when you drink,” freshman Emily Sharkey said. “But if you’re responsible enough to not over-drink it’s OK. “I don’t think it’s worth it, but it’s everyone’s own choice and responsibility.” The program advocates the idea of the Butler community of care, explaining the signs of alcohol poisoning and not only how to help someone who is clearly inebriated, but also where to go for help in the event of alcohol poisoning. “For students who do not wish to drink, we want to be as supportive as possible, and for students who do want to drink, we say ‘don’t do it alone,’” Bulter University President Bobby Fong said. PAWS is also kicking off a new campaign during Homecoming Week called “Over It.” The campaign was developed two years ago, by the journalism class Strategic Communication for Nonprofits called. PAWS is partnering with the Student Government Association

cause for concern: An IU student’s death at Ball State University has caused university administration to rethink policies in place about drinking. (Photo courtesy of MCT) on the campaign to encourage responsible drinking, discuss both the major and everyday consequences of high-risk drinking and talk about the kinds of consequences they are “over” dealing with. PAWS creates and participates in many programs similar to “Over It” because it focuses on Butler’s campus as a whole. GEAR, on the other hand, focuses on peers being a resource for their Greek chapter and organizations. Butler University does not condone underage drinking as it is il-

legal, Barnes said. But she said it does encourage students to make intelligent, informed decisions and to know when to ask for help. Butler begins to promote the community of care from the moment new students walk on campus. “When I’m not there, when my staff isn’t there it becomes a community effort,” Hunter said. When parents or other authority figures aren’t present, it’s up to students to be responsible for themselves and the friends they are with.

Peeping Tom raises questions about campus security by tara mcelmurry | news editor

Senior Laura Byers was getting ready for bed early Wednesday morning after staying up late working on a project. She said she went over to her window and closed it, but forgot to close the blinds. After laying down on her bed, about to fall asleep, she went to put her cell phone down on her bedside table right in front of her window. That’s when she saw him. “[Shiloh Scott, her neighbor] freaked me out and scared me,” Byers said. “He had been about to knock on my window to tell me that someone had been looking in my window.” Byers said that she didn’t even see who the guy was. She said she was scared because the lights were on in her room and she still didn’t see the man looking in her window. “I went into to pure panic,” she said. “My first thought was ‘Oh my god, I have to call BUPD.’ “My roommates and I were freaking out. “I couldn’t tell if I was scared more from Shiloh scaring me or the fact he was there and I didn’t even notice.” Byers said Scott lives across the street behind her house on Berkley Place.

Scott pulled into his driveway and noticed had discovered her window was broken the the man looking into her window through his day before. She said she was also there when BUPD got rearview mirror. Scott started to approach the man to ask what he was doing, but the man the call about the break-in down the street. “[BUPD] got a call that there was a break ran away. “I called BUPD and they came right away in a few houses down, probably by the same and did a search of the area, but didn’t see person,” Barnas said. “They didn’t seem very urgent about tending to him,” Byers said. “I it. went out and talked “Also the fact that to them, and while I after that break in there was talking to them, was a car broken into they got the radio of around the same area the robbery [a couple right after. blocks away]. “I couldn’t go to “It just seems like they’re not being very sleep very well that proactive about anynight,” Byers said. “It thing. They’re great at was a weird feeling.” Laura Byers busting parties, not so Byers said that she was always aware BUTLER UNIVERSITY SENIOR great at busting criminals.” that 44th Street is a Assistant Police Chief Andrew Ryan said targeted area but the incident has changed the way her and her roommates act around they have passed off further investigation of the house. Byers said that they always lock these incidents to their detective. He said the department’s guess was that their doors even if they are all in the house. She said she urges others to be safe because the person who was looking into Byers’ window and the person who broke into the house it could happen to anyone. Byers’ roommate, senior Maddy Barnas, down the block was the same person because said that the incident worried her because she of the time frame both incidents happened

I know BUPD is there, but really bad things keep happening.

and the close proximity. “I’ve been here 19 years and that’s the only time I can recall of anybody ever having their door kicked while they were in the house,” Ryan said. “It’s troubling for me.” He said the best thing that BUPD can do for students is try and teach people to remove the opportunity to become a victim of a crime. “We don’t prevent,” Police Chief Ben Hunter said. “Crime occurs. We’re in a position to mitigate and stop crime if it occurs. “Our job is to be proactive and to patrol and to reduce the opportunity of someone committing a crime.” Both Hunter and Ryan said it is very important that suspicious activity be reported along with a description of the suspicious person. “I applaud the students who called [about the guy looking into Byer’s window],” Ryan said. On average, BUPD tries to maintain four officers on the late shift depending on schedules and training, Hunter said. “I know BUPD is there, and I know that they really want to help us, but really bad things keep happening,” Byers said. “They patrol well, but too much has happened. I think more actions should be taken.”

Visiting writers series opens with Addonizio by allyson dobberteen | staff writer

out of the dawg house, onto the field: Butler University’s acapella group sang “The National Anthem” at Lucas Oil Stadium as the Colts played their first regular season home game on Sept. 19. (Photo courtesy of Brent Smith)

Multifaceted writer Kim Addonizio said that she was “hit by lightning, metaphorically speaking,” and she simply fell into writing poetry. Addonizio spoke to a crowded Edison-Duckwall Memorial Hall Thursday in the first installment of Butler University’s 2010-11 Visiting Writers Series. Addonizio is the author of five books of poetry, two novels and one anthology of writers and their tattoos. Addonizio has also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Chris Forhan, an assistant professor in the English Department and poet, is on the five-person committee that decides who to bring to campus as part of the series.

He said the committee decided on Addonizio because of her direct, conversational, and often, very funny poetry. “Her work is a good example of how poetry can be immediately accessible,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be unnecessarily obscure or private.” Lauren Cavers, a junior who attended the event, said she understood Addonizio’s accessibility. “Even though I was sitting in a room filled with other people, I felt like she was reading the poem directly to me,” she said. “It was as if I was talking to her one-on-one.” Freshman Shannon Campe said she also felt an emotional connection to Addonizio’s work. “I felt like when she was reading her poems, I understood who she really was,”

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Campe said. “I appreciated that she could share herself so fully and openly with us.” Addonizio said that poetry is her way of processing life, and she uses many outlets to express herself. Nonie Vonnegut-Gabovitch, coordinator for the visiting writers series, said Addonizio was a great way to kick off the series because she touches on a few different genres. “She is a pretty amazing person because poetry is really only one of her art forms,” she said. Craig Parker, a student in the Butler University Master of Arts program, introduced Addonizio at the event. He said Addonizio “has a musical sensibility that has the ability to strip her words off the page.” ____________see Addinizio page 2

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Phi Psi 5K to benefit American Cancer Society

more than just a fundraiser: Runners line up at the start of the 2008 Phi Psi 5K. The run has more meaning to Phi Kappa Psi as two of their members been personally affected by cancer. (Photo courtesy of Cliff Mueller) by amber sapp | staff writer

For the men of Phi Kappa Psi, planning their fall philanthropy event to support the American Cancer Society is more than just something to add to a résumé. Three members of the fraternity have been personally impacted by cancer. Sophomore Alex Morris was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in April 2002. “Obviously my family was upset [when we found out],” Morris said. “It was just shocking, but we took it in stride.”

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells, specifically a type of white blood cell known as a lymphoid. These lymphoid cells are immature white blood cells and therefore are incapable of helping the body fight infections. “It was rough,” Morris said. “I went through seven months of hard chemo and then I had a three year maintenance plan. It was not too bad, but it still made me feel sick. But honestly, if I could take it back I wouldn’t, just because of the values and the lessons that I learned along the way and all the people that I met.

“Don’t get me wrong, it really sucked, but I learned so much.” According to the National Cancer Institute, 85 percent of children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia live for five years or more after their diagnosis. “I am completely fine now,” Morris said. “They say that after five years of being in remission that you are totally cured. “As far as the recovery process, I was always involved in sports and it set me back, but after I got all done with treatment, it was like everything just bounced right back into place.” When Morris learned about Phi Kappa Psi’s philanthropy during recruitment last year, he was excited for the opportunity to work alongside of Phi Psi brothers and the American Cancer Society. “We have done a lot of fundraising so far this year,” Morris said. “I am learning the reigns. “I have never done something like this with a huge organization, so I am trying to learn everything so hopefully this spring or next year I can get more involved with a leadership position.” Morris found support through all of the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi, but especially from junior John Evans, whose younger brother James Evans, was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia in September 2008. Evans said the past two years have been a roller coaster. With his brother going through treatment in Minnesota, Evans struggled with being so far away while at school, but was grateful for the support of his fraternity brothers.

“[The Phi Psi brothers] were all incredible and very understanding of what was happening,” Evans said. “I remember when they all first heard the news, a group of them got together with my older brother, Brad (Butler/Phi Psi alumni class of 2010) and me, and we shaved our heads to show support. “We then sent the picture to James and he called me as soon as he got it and was ecstatic. He thought it was the coolest thing ever. “The brotherhood had never even met him but because they knew Brad and myself, they were willing to look like aliens for a semester.” Phi Kappa Psi works with the American Cancer Society to raise money for research to battle cancer by hosting a 5K run as their fall philanthropy event. According to junior Cliff Mueller, all donations go directly to the American Cancer Society. “We are setting our goal at $10,000 this year,” Mueller said. “We will be fundraising in many different ways. We will be having T-shirt sales, a giveback night at Noodles on Friday Sept. 24, corporate sponsorships and donations from families and friends. “We hope that all of this will allow us to meet our goal.” The brothers of Phi Kappa Psi are excited for the approach of the Phi Psi 5K. “The Phi Psi 5K is a wonderful opportunity to put our support behind the American Cancer Society,” Mueller said. “Phi Psi brothers, family members and friends have all been directly affected by this disease and we take pride in being able to support the American Cancer Society in their effort to end cancer.”

Stevens talks faith, hardships, basketball by Jill McCarter | co-news editor

Butler University men’s basketball coach Brad Stevens addressed students and members of the community about the importance of taking advice in a speech on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Clowes Memorial Hall. “An Evening with Brad Stevens: Choosing a Path, Living a Dream” was sponsored by Butler’s Center for Faith and Vocation. Judy Cebula, director of the Center for Faith and Vocation, said she wanted students to hear stories from members of the community. “Coach Stevens has a great story,” Cebula said. “He has found great meaning and goals in life.” Stevens received a standing ovation as he started his address. “I got such a warm greeting,” Stevens said. “Obviously, we haven’t played a game yet.” The coach was grateful for the invitation, but he wasn’t exactly sure why he was asked to share his advice with students and others. “I’m really hesitant to give personal advice,” Stevens said. “I feel like I can learn a lot more from you than you can learn from me.” Stevens said he felt like he had received a lot of support over the years from his family. “My family provided a home where faith was an important part of our lifestyle,” Stevens said. “That has really helped me over the years.”

Stevens took a full-time assistant coaching position at Butler after leaving his job at Eli Lilly and Company in 2001. “I knew I wanted to end up

lost in the shuffle, which is not good.” While adversity is hard to adjust to, success can be just as difficult to acclimate to, Stevens said. Stevens said the thing he wanted audience members to take with them that night is what has helped him all along the way. “Surround yourself with good people,” Stevens said. Stevens also said he has discovered the importance of being true to yourself. “I had to be me. I just have to do my job and hopefully, the results will take care of themselves,” Stevens said. “Sometimes, though, it’s difficult to be yourself.” Brad Stevens One lesson Stevens said he MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH tells the basketball team is that they might have to do things coaching,” Stevens said. “The pas- they don’t want to do. sion for the game never left.” “Great teams go through diffiEven then, Stevens said he knew cult times together,” Stevens said. the importance of doing your best “You can’t always change the cirand putting your all into the things cumstances, but you can change you do. your attitude.” “If there’s something you want While traveling after recruiting to do, jump in with two feet and get season, Stevens said that idea was to it,” Stevens said. very important to him when his When Stevens was offered a po- plane from Florida to Indiana went sition on the coaching staff at But- through turbulence. While many ler, he said that the values written passengers complained about the on the walls of Hinkle Fieldhouse bumps of the airplane, the children made Butler stand out. on the plane acted like it was just “With those written on the wall, another ride at an amusement park. I knew that they really emphasized “I learned that it is what it is,” the importance of humility,” Ste- Stevens said. “You can either be vens said. “Sometimes, that gets mad about it or you can close your

If there’s something you want to do, jump in with two feet and get to it.

addonizio: Visitors series opener continued from page 1 Addonizio also incorporated music into her poetry reading Thursday. She said it was poetry in the form of blues, featuring the harmonica. “I think we’re all kind of weird and we have little things that we do on the side,” freshman Kate Newman said. “But you don’t usually hear harmonica at a poetry reading. “I thought it was cool that she revealed that side of herself.” Newman said she also loved the way Addonizio put life into her poetry. “I love words and when you put rhythm to it, it’s just mesmerizing to me,” Newman said. “So I think it’s especially effective when it’s read.” Vonnegut-Gabovitch said there is something that everyone can connect to, but students are often skeptical of the series because they are unfamiliar with the visiting writers. “Unfortunately, stu-

dents in this age tend to go for things they’re familiar with,” she said. “With the Visiting Writers Series, they don’t necessarily know what they are going to get.” Forhan also encourages students to attend the events. “Much of college life is about succeeding at a series of small tasks on the path toward some larger accomplishment: a degree, a job,” he said. “But poetry is about being intensely sensitive to your experience of the moment.” Forhan also said the writers series is, “astonishingly good” and that students are lucky to have the opportunity to experience these writers. “I have never seen a series of anything close to this quality at a school of Butler’s size,” he said. “Rarely have I seen it at any university.” Yusef Komunyakaa is the next visiting writer in the series. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall.

eyes and raise your hands and just say ‘woohoo.’” After last season’s loss to Duke University during the National Championship, Stevens said he had no regrets and told the team to feel the same way. “At the end of the day, if you prepare yourself to the best of your abilities, you should walk away with no regrets,” Stevens said. “Don’t pay attention to the negativity; focus on your task at hand.” Goals are something Stevens

said he does not set for himself. “I believe in the value of striving toward something and living meaningfully.” Stevens said, “I don’t believe in setting limits for myself.” The future beyond his time at Butler is something he is unsure of. “I’m only 33, so I’m not ready to write my autobiography yet,” Stevens said. “I tell my team that it’s not about the highlights here at Butler, it’s about the highlights afterwards.”

Living a dream. Coach Brad Sevens addressed students as well as members of the community about faith on Sept. 15 at Clowes Memorial Hall. (Photo by Caroline Johnson)

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COPHS professor receives fellow award Koehler among 31 members selected

BY AJA CACAN | staff writer

Butler University’s Julie Koehler, a professor and chair of the pharmacy practice department, has been honored with the prestigious Fellow status by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. This honor recognizes excellence in the practice of clinical pharmacy. The qualifications for nomination are practicing clinical pharmacy for at least 10 years, as well as at least a

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Award winner: Julie Koehler was honored by the ACCP. (Photo courtesy of Julie Koehler)

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We think she’s great. This is saying, on a national level, so do others.

When it comes to her future research, Koehler is confident that the fellowship will open many doors and provide new opportunities for development. “Connecting with other Fellows of ACCP will be a great opportunity to expand my network of professional colleagues across the country,” she said. Certainly, having an ACCP Fellow as a faculty member is a great honor for the university as well. “We think she’s great,” Gervasio said. “This is saying, on a national level, so do others. “That says to her colleagues, to individuals, to constituents that we send out information and to the students here, that they do have an excellent teacher and an excellent practitioner.” Of how this impacts her future role at Butler, Koehler said she hopes to continue to gain more opportunities. “As chair of the department of pharmacy practice here at Butler, I hope that I can continue to lead by example and that I may be blessed with many additional opportunities to give back to my profession throughout the remainder of my career.”

New equipment upgrades for HRC by grace wallace | asst. news editor

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“I thought that Koehler was a perfive-year membership in the ACCP. fect candidate for the fellowship,” Roughly half of Butler’s College of Sowinski said. “Awarding fellowship Pharmacy and Health Sciences facstatus in ACCP is a means to recogulty are members of the ACCP. nize the members that are leaders in “I was truly honored to have been the profession and have made susnominated for such a prestigious rectained contributions to the College.” ognition by my colleagues on a naKoehler’s colleagues are recogtional level,” Koehler said. nizing her Koehler is among 31 ACCP achievements as well. members nation“Fellowwide selected ship into for this award in ACCP is 2010. quite an hon“When I reor for her as a viewed the clinician and names of the othas a teacher,” er 30 individuals Jane Gervawho were also selected, I was Jane Gervasio sio, vice chair and associboth proud and VICE CHAIR, PHARMACY PRACTICE ate professor humbled, as the of pharmacy individuals sepractice said. “She is being acknowllected for this year’s cohort constitute edged by her colleagues and peers.” an impressive group of nationally “It is one of the highest honors recognized, extremely accomplished you can receive from the institution,” clinicians and academicians within the profession of clinical pharmacy,” Koehler said. “What it’s saying is that Koehler said. they have reviewed your work and She was nominated for the award they consider you one of our outby her college professor and mentor, standing individuals in this instituKevin Sowinski of Purdue University. tion.”

The days of skipping a workout to watch a favorite television show are over, as new treadmills with built-in TV screens have been introduced at the Butler University Health and Recreation Complex. The HRC recently updated several cardio exercise machines and dumbbell weights to bring the best equipment possible to its patrons. “In order to do our best in providing a high quality of equipment and customer service for the constituents we serve, it’s important that we keep up with the trends, maintain our equipment the best that we can and implement a cyclical equipment replacement plan,” Adrian Shepard, assistant director of recreation, said, “These variables contribute to providing the best possible HRC experience for our users.” Though the old equipment had not necessarily surpassed its average life span, the HRC has had a much higher usage rate, causing more than normal wear and tear, prompting the staff to

consider buying new equipment, Shepard said. “[The cardio equipment] was beginning to squeak and rattle enough that the fitness specialists were receiving multiple comments and questions each day last spring regarding the condition of our Precor treadmills,” he said. Shepard said the new equipment purchases include five Matrix T7xe treadmills, five Precor 966i Experience Series treadmills, 18 Keiser M3 Indoor Cycles and a set of Tag Fitness ultrathane dumbbells. In addition, existing equipment was updated to help keep up with the high usage of the HRC facility. “Due to the positive relationship we’ve fostered with our vendors, Matrix showed their appreciation by replacing the belts and decks on our Matrix T5x treadmills at no cost to the university, thus increasing their lifespan,” Shepard said. The new equipment has a variety of features that will incorporate technology, allowing users access to both video and iPod hook-ups, as


well as providing the HRC employees with a better idea of any repairs that might be necessary. “Some of the anticipated benefits arising from the new equipment include the integration of cutting edge technology, greater variety in program options and personal output tracking, an enhanced level of comfort on body joints, less down-time when repairs are needed and a decrease in the need to purchase replacement parts,” Shepard said. In determining what equipment is best for the facility, Shepard said he attends trade shows in order to personally test out all of the equipment being considered for purchase and also performs background checks with other facilities that already own the equipment. “With over 10 years experience working in the fitness industry some of the most important things I take into account are durability, maintenance needs, estimated cost of routine maintenance, cost of replacement parts, the overall customer service,

ratings of the vendor and manufacturer, the manufacturer’s history and warranties,” he said. Shepard said the HRC also tries to demo the equipment in order to receive customer feedback before any purchases. In the spring of 2009 Shepard tried out the Keiser M3 indoor cycles and Butler was made a field test site for the Matrix T7xe. “In both instances we received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the units, which largely factored into the equipment replacement process,” he said. Shepard said the HRC has received positive customer feedback of the new machines through communication with the fitness supervisors, the operations staff, suggestion box comments and correspondence to professional staff. “When talking with our students, they seem to most enjoy the technology upgrades, the increased option of programs and the enhanced shock absorption,” he said. Students said they appre-

ciate the new equipment features and are also glad to see the older equipment go. “I really like the incorporation of the Nike and iPod combination that allows you to use technology while working out too,” junior Ann Kayser said. Senior Sarah Nedde said, “The old treadmills were really loud and the fact that the news ones have TVs included is awesome.” Shepard said anyone wishing to learn more about the new fitness equipment can speak with a fitness specialist or attend an orientation—Bulldog Basics— offered at any time to individuals. “[At Bulldog Basics] a handout is included and, in addition to learning how to use the equipment, you also learn basic fitness terminology, how to calculate your theoretical maximum heart rate and corresponding training zone and HRC fitness etiquette,” he said. Anyone needing more information on Bulldog Basics should visit fitness and click on the Bulldog Basics link.

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5 Things You Need to Know This Week In case you have been too indulged in the season premiere of “House” or “Glee” to catch up on the news, here are this week’s top headlines.

1) Lindsay Lohan may go back to jail. The 24-year-old actress confirmed on her Twitter account that she failed one of her court-ordered drug and alcohol screenings. 2) The wicked well is dead. After spilling 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP’s well was officially pronounced dead and will no longer pose a threat to the gulf. 3) Gas prices are falling. As a key Midwest pipeline reopens after hurricane threats forced it to close, drivers are now seeing lower gas prices. 4) Stop complaining, the recession’s been over for a year now. An economic panel recently found that the recession ended in June 2009. The recession was the longest in the U.S. since World War II. 5) You’re only lying to yourself. Scientists are researching “false memories” and how they are created. Some ways these imposter memories are created is through vivid imagination or through the power of suggestion. written and compiled by Jill McCarter

Couch Potato friendly workout: Ten treadmills are among some of the new equipment added to the Health and Recreation Center. The treadmills feature built-in television screens. (Photo by Caroline Johnson)

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Haiti benefit to showcase Butler students by jill mccarter | news editor

On Jan. 12, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, leaving at least 2 million people homeless. Eight months later, many Haitians are still homeless and the damage is still evident. In an effort to help out, “Open Mic Night for Haiti” will be held on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. in the Reilly Room. Junior Winford Parker has organized the event in hopes of donating $1,000 towards relief efforts. “Even though the news and the media have moved on to the next catastrophe, there are still thousands of people without homes,” Parker said. “It’s heartbreaking and any little thing helps.” Parker planned to hold the event last semester on the night of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, but plans fell through when Butler made it to the game. “It was really disheartening,” Parker said. “Everyone on campus was so happy and excited about the team going so far, and I was too, but at the same time, it meant that all of this effort and time I had put into it would result in nothing.” Parker, an arts administration major, decided to try to organize the event once more when Ross Hall Faculty-in-Residence Chris Bungard communicated with him over the summer. Bungard had planned to fund the original event and he told Parker the opportunity was still there. “We talked about it and he was still willing to support it and was still excited about it, so I decided to give it another shot,” Parker said. Bungard said it’s important for this event to go on, even though Haiti has been out of

in need of attention: Many Haitians are still homeless eight months after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Open Mic Night for Haiti will benefit relief efforts and will be Sept. 24 in the Reilly Room. (Photo courtesy of MCT) the media spotlight in recent months. “Even in tough economic times, we need to be able to look at the privileges we have as Americans and embrace a sense of responsibility for fellow humans,” Bungard said. “The problems have not magically gone away because people sent a text donation right after the earthquake.” “Open Mic Night for Haiti” will feature many student performers, including performances from Butler’s all-male acapella group, Out of the Dawg House. This will be the group’s first on-campus performance of the semester. Senior Robbie Foote, a member of Out of the Dawg House, said the group is excited to

“Wishmakers on the Mall” benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation

Making wishes: Wishmakers on Campus raised money to benefit Make-A-Wish child Emily, a 6-year-old with mytochondrial myopathy whose wish is to go skiing in Colorado with her family. (Photo by Erin Drennan) “Mainly, it affects her energy docket of their own is really by sarah holcombe | asst. news editor level and it makes her more touching,” Beth said. “It’s Butler University students prone to get sick easily. tough, because you can never have teamed up with the “Potentially she could die really say thank you enough, Make-A-Wish Foundation from this, but she could also but being [at Butler] and seeto better the life of a 6-year- live for a while, it just kind of ing everything that’s gone old girl named Emily by at- depends on how healthy she into it is very humbling.” tempting to raise $6,000 to stays. If she were to get sick She said that while skiing grant her wish: to go skiing with something that could may seem like a simple wish with her family in Colorado. compromise her situation.” to some people, it is the ultiButler’s involvement with To raise money for Emily’s mate freedom for Emily. Emily all started with senior wish, Butler’s Wishmakers Emily tends to be restrictAlicia Dixon and junior Ra- on Campus has been selling ed in her day-to-day life, she chel Gold, who founded But- “Make-A-Wish” stars around said, and skiing is one of the ler’s Wishmakers on Cam- Butler for $1 and hosting rare activities where she has pus program in 2010. Both events like “Wishmakers the opportunity to truly let hope to get Butler students on the Mall” that took place go and enjoy herself without interested and participating Sept. 16. having to worry about the in the Make-A-Wish FoundaAt the Wishmakers event impact of doing it. tion. last week, members of WishAfter the success of ThursDixon said she decided makers on Campus were day’s event, Dixon and Gold to get Butler involved with able to actually meet Emily said they are excited to plan Make-A-Wish last year after and her family in person for more fundraisers to help Emtalking to a friend from Indi- the first time. ily’s cause. ana State University who was Dixon and Gold both said “We’re trying to really a part of the organization. that being face-to-face with hit as many different social She said she researched Emily made them feel all groups and academic groups ways to get involved online the more driven to raise the as we can,” Dixon said. “We and ultimately found Wish- $6,000 to send her and her don’t just want to reach out makers on Campus to be family to Colorado. to Greek Life. We really want what she was looking for. “It was such a great expe- to get freshmen and the rest Wishmakers on Campus rience to meet Emily. I’ll nev- of campus involved with this is a national program for col- er forget it,” Dixon said. “Her as well. lege campuses that allows mom called me that morning “We’re hoping to sell Tstudents to support the foun- just to get us prepared. She shirts, and we want to have dation. said, ‘Emily is six. She’s just a silent auction for faculty, “We tried first to just feel like any other six year old. staff and alumni. out if people would even She doesn’t have any concept “We’re trying to raise the be interested in helping the of what a terminal illness is. $6,000 ideally by January. Make-A-Wish Foundation,” She doesn’t have any concept The Make-A-Wish FoundaDixon said. “The response of the fact that 4,000 students tion will front any money we got in return was over- at Butler want to help her.’ that we don’t have raised by whelming.” “It was great to see how then, but inevitably it is up to Once they knew there excited she was to just be us to come up with the monwas student interest and the having a good time and ey to pay for her wish.” Wishmakers program was hanging out with a bunch Gold said they are blown established, the next step of college kids. It brings me away by the all the initial was finding a wish child for to tears thinking about what support they’ve received. Butler. an impact we’re having on She said she is extremely Dixon said she and Gold a little girl’s life and on her passionate about the cause met with a local Indiana rep- family’s life.” and really hopes to see Wishresentative for the Make-AEmily’s mother, Beth, said makers on Campus continue Wish Foundation and he set she and her family were in- to gain awareness so that, them up with Emily. credibly humbled by the out- over time, more deserving Emily is from Carmel, pouring of support they re- children, like Emily, can live Ind., and she has been diag- ceived from Butler students out their greatest wishes. nosed with mitochondrial on Thursday. “One thing that has been myopathy. “The fact that students overwhelming is the amount “Mitochondrial myopa- were giving so much of their of outside support we’ve thy affects the mitochondria time for this cause when they received,” Dixon said. “It’s in Emily’s cells,” Gold said. already have a pretty full been unimaginable.”

perform. “We’re all looking forward to it,” Foote said. “It’s a great cause and even if students can’t go, it will get them talking and that’s really what this is all about.” Trying to organize for the event was complicated and difficult, Parker said. “Everything has to go through someone else,” Parker said. “You can’t make a decision without it being approved by someone else.” After getting approval from the Pulse Office and signing up to use the Reilly Room, Parker got to the part he said he was most nervous about. “I was really scared that no one would want to perform,” Parker said. “Once I got a

few people in, everything started to snowball and now I have performances lined up and it’s just a relief.” Sophomore Lauren King said she is excited to be singing as a soloist for the first time on Butler’s campus. “I do some [solo performances] at home in Ohio, but it’s hard to find opportunities here being so busy with classes,” King said. “I’m really excited to get in front of a new audience and hopefully get a good response.” Along with getting performers, Parker also needed the help of other students to do some behind-the-scenes work at the benefit. One volunteer, sophomore Christina Kunda, said the cause is something that people shouldn’t forget so soon. “It’s a cause that needs our attention. Without the media updating us, we are limited to what is actually going on,” Kunda said. The event will benefit Partners in Health, an organization that has been working with Haiti for 20 years. The event should be impactful because of the work the beneficiary does, Bungard said. “As Americans, we often overlook what it is like to live in many parts of the world, where things we take for granted are daily struggles,” he said. “This event should help raise awareness that the issues that affect Haitians now will require ongoing support and aid.” “I’ve known about PIH for quite a while now, but I had never really looked into it,” Parker said. “I am just glad to be involved with something like that.” Admission to the event is free, but donations are suggested. Audience members will be able to vote for their favorite performers, and the top three performers will receive prizes.

Lecture series offers diversity for students by aja cacan | staff writer

When it comes to bringing in a diverse array of speakers on countless subjects, Butler University’s various lecture series deliver year in and year out. In this issue, we spotlight two of the four series Butler will be offering in the 2010-11 school year. Next week, we will cover the Woods Lecture Series and the Leadership Through the Arts forum. Visiting Writers Series The Visiting Writers Series promises an eclectic lineup this year. “We really do try and bring in diversity,” Nonie Vonnegut-Gabovitch, program coordinator for the series, said. “I think it’s really important that people know how fortunate we are. Vivian Delbrook made a really wonderful endowment that enables us to bring in top notch people.” This year’s lineup offers a set of writers with quite diverse backgrounds: from poets like Kim Addonizio, who spoke Sept. 16, to crime writers such as Elmore Leonard, who will be speaking in December. The diversity of this year’s speakers goes beyond their writing genres. “We try and make it a mix of authors and poets that people are somewhat familiar with, but also try and balance that with some up-and-coming authors that might relate better to students,” she said. The writer selection process is a collaborative event between Vonnegut-Gabovitch and her colleagues. “There’s a committee of five English professors that I work with to decide who they would like me to pursue,” she said. The professors hear about the writers through various sources. “A few of our English professors will go to [The Association of Writers and Writing Programs], which is a really big writers conference, and hear a lot of writers give readings,” Vonnegut-Gabovitch said. When they hear of a writer whose work they particularly enjoy, the professors present their ideas to her and the process of thinking of a lineup begins. This usually happens each November for the following school year. This process also involves students, as many of Butler’s English faculty converse with their students about which writers they’d like to see. “Our mission is to try to expose students especially to as many great writers as we can here on campus,” Vonnegut-Gabovitch said. “In order to get them to come, we recognize that we also need to be looking at younger writers.” A very interactive aspect of the Visiting Writers Series is the Question and Answer session which usually takes place the day after the reading. “That’s in some ways even better than the reading,” Vonnegut-Gabovitch said. “[The students] can ask pointed questions.” The Q&A sessions will also be available through Butler’s website so that students can access them if they are unable to attend.

This more comprehensive way of compiling the readings will make them available to a much wider public. Even though English students often show the most interest in the Writers Series, Vonnegut-Gabovitch asserts that the series can be of great benefit to Butler students in all fields. Butler’s new cultural requirement may play a part in bringing more students to the readings, but she believes that they are worth attending regardless. “We’ve got a great lineup,” she said. “I’ve had more people in the last month seeing who we’re bringing comment on [it], so I know that it’s a banner lineup.” This year’s upcoming lineup includes: Yusef Komunyakaa (Sep. 23), Jean Valentine (Oct. 18), Lorrie Moore (Nov. 1), Jonathan Lethem (Nov. 15), Elmore Leonard (Dec. 6), George Saunders (Feb. 8), Mark Halliday (Feb. 23), Alicia Erian (TBD), Bob Hicok (Mar. 7), Taylor Mali (Mar. 22), Marilyn Chin (Mar. 28), and Richard Russo (Apr. 12). Center for Faith and Vocation Series For the past 17 years, Butler’s Center for Faith and Vocation has put together a lecture series that addresses faith and religion in today’s society. “The goal is to really bring to the forefront the fact that religion and issues about religion in a global society are very real issues, and that it’s a good thing to stop and take a really good look at ways in which religion or religious concerns are intersecting in the public policy of the United States, international issues, culture and diversity,” Judy Cebula, director of the Center for Faith and Vocation, said. “It is an intellectual venture. It’s not a religious event. It’s really about our political system,” she said. Matters of faith are becoming a polarizing factor in today’s world, and the series attempts to address the role of religion from a scholarly standpoint by bringing in speakers from various backgrounds and experiences. This year, the series is organized into four themes, each approaching faith from a different standpoint. “Religion as a Promoter of Peace, Perpetuator of Violence” with speaker Scott Appleby will open the program on Sept. 28. Following that, “The Future of Islam” on Oct. 26 features Reza Aslan of the University of California, who has also appeared as a commentator on shows such as “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The spring semester lectures include “Religious Violence: Myth or Global Reality?” on Jan. 26 with speaker William Cavanaugh. “Faith-Based Development Work and Peacemaking” on Mar. 1 with speaker Katherine Marshall will be of interest for students considering international work of any kind, Cebula said. Each series will include two respondents, usually professors from Butler or surrounding colleges and universities Admission for all events is free.

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OUR POINT THIS WEEK: The controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” law is outdated and impeding on the freedom of those in the armed forces | VOTE: 19-0-3 Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to not move forward with debates over the National Defense Authorization Act, which contains legislation that would repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a law passed in 1993 that bars U.S. military members from disclosing their sexual preference, has become the center of hot debate recently—especially since a federal judge in California ruled the law a violation of due process and First Amendment rights on Sept. 9. The situation was most recently brought to the public’s attention by Lady Gaga at the MTV Video Music Awards, Sept. 12. The pop star was escorted by members of the United States Army who were discharged or left on the grounds of “don’t ask, don’t tell” because they are homosexual. Lady Gaga has been outspoken on the issue, speaking at numerous rallies, including an event in Portland, Maine on Monday. Event organizers hoped to garner the necessary support in the Senate. The House voted to repeal the law in mid-May. We at The Butler Collegian believe that discharging United States servicemen and women based on

their sexual orientation is outdated and morally corrupt. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” intrudes on servicemember’s right to personal freedom. Members of the U.S. armed forces have been forced to conceal their personal lives in the presence of other servicemen. It is time for this to end. According to the Servicemembers’ Legal Defense Network, ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is a law mandating discharge of openly gay, lesbian or bisexual service members.” Passed in 1993 by Congress, the ban has affected many members of the U.S. Virginia Phillips armed forces. U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE “More than 13,500 service members have been fired under the law since 1994,” the SLDN reported. Thousands of servicemembers are discharged because they choose to disclose their sexual identity. In a country that prides itself on personal freedoms, why would we limit the freedom of those who are sacrificing their lives to defend our nation?

The act discriminates based on the content of speech being regulated

This is not only an issue of personal freedom, but of tolerance. We are taught so often to tolerate those around us but we cannot extend that tolerance to whomwe owe it most. “Discrimination of any sort, is not only against the military codes and all our traditions and our values, but it’s against America,” Army Lt. Dan Choi said in an interview on Southern California Public Radio. Choi was discharged on the grounds of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The continuation of this law decreases the level of tolerance and respect for openly gay service members. Though we understand people living in close quarters may feel uncomfortable knowing their roommates sexual orientation, in no way should that information be grounds for discrimination. It seems there is hope for the repeal of the law. Riverside California U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled on Sept. 9 that “don’t ask, don’t tell” is unconstitutional. We should accept a level of tolerance and professionalism from all members of the armed forces. “The act discriminates based on the content of speech being regulated,” Phillips said. In a country where freedom is our main priority, it should be equally provided to everyone—especially those who fight for these freedoms everyday. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is an outdated, unconstitutional law that serves no real purpose in our military.

Dealing with loss in my busy life by lexie smith | opinion editor

Last Tuesday, I received a text message explaining that I lost my friend Daniel. July 16, my boyfriend and I wept after reading a text message that we’d lost our dear friend Ben to an accident while working on his car. Later in July, my boyfriend lost another friend to an early morning motorcycle crash on the south side of Indianapolis. In August, I learned that a close family friend lost her baby just weeks before her due date. It’s been a rough summer. But all this loss has got me thinking about how I present myself to people and what kind of impression I leave behind. My friends who passed this summer made such an impact on my life: an impact that I didn’t notice until they were gone. Ben was an amazing man. A Purdue graduate and avid car-lover, I saw him every weekend—whether it was at track events or just a group dinner. He loved his car, loved working on it, but more than that, he loved helping his friends with their cars—with anything, really. He and I talked about everything: cars, Butler, Butler’s run to the Final Four. If there was a conversation to be had, Ben and I had it.

I’ll never forget the wave of panic, anger, sadness and disbelief I felt when I discovered that Ben had passed away. I started making calls, yelling into the receiver because I hoped if I repeated the phrase with more emphasis, someone would simply tell me it was a rumor, a misunderstanding. I was standing on the roof of a dance club in Nashville, Tenn. when my boyfriend’s dad finally called back and explained what had happened to Ben. I was in disbelief. No one deserves to die at 27. He wasn’t supposed to pass away so soon. Too soon after, Ben, I heard of Daniel’s passing, which broke my heart. I always loved going to Daniel’s house because I anticipated a spectacular life-advice session. He was one of those people that you meet in life that you are convinced is a reincarnation of a once-great philosopher. He gave the best advice, and was one of the most insightful people I’d ever known. A beer in one hand and a cigarette dangling out of the other,

he gave me some of best advice I’ve ever received. He had the wisdom of a parent with the life experiences of a 22-year-old. Daniel, as laid back as he was, was always concerned with his younger brother Steve. As Steve’s legal guardian, he always pushed him to achieve the best grades and actually try in school. He was the best of both worlds. As much as it breaks my heart to remember that both of these people have permanently exited my life, it is a reminder of the impact they made. They were so influential to me, even in the short time I knew them and in their passing, I have been inspired to reevaluate myself and become someone who makes just as much of an impact as they did on me, before I pass on. I’m very forward, very blunt, very in-your-face and extremely honest. I try not to be rude, but it doesn’t always work, I try to think before I speak— though that rarely works— but above all I try to remind myself to be nice. I’m young, therefore I have this

My late friends were both ahead of their time and gone too soon.

contagious, toxic attitude that most young adults possess: the infamous ‘screw it’ attitude. Being cordial isn’t always the first thought on my mind when I meet new people. But after this tumultuous summer of heartbreak and funerals, I’ve been rethinking how I should act around others. This summer has inspired me to not only be kinder to everyone, but also to try to listen to everyone, to try to bite my sarcastic tongue and remember that one negative comment can ruin someone’s day. I’m determined to give my personality a make-over and become someone inspirational, someone who is kind-hearted and substantially less intimidating. I want to make the same impacts on others that my late friends made on me. I want there to be a multitude of good things to say when I die, as opposed to negative memories. My late friends were both ahead of their time and gone too soon. Although I miss them every day, I also thank them every day for entering my life and having something positive to say or giving good advice. I can truly say that after meeting both Ben and Daniel, my life has never been the same. So Ben and Daniel, I hope I made one third of the impact on your life that you made on mine. This is to you. You were truly remarkable souls, and you’ve inspired me to be better that I could ever imagine.



Technology taking over our social interactions BY JACQUELINE CROMLEIGH | asst. opinion editor

GO GREEK: “Go Greek” glasses were given away during this year’s Greek Week. Greek Week events continue through the week to bond the Greek community as a whole, not individual houses. (Photo by Rachel Senn)

The greek system benefits Butler’s campus BY TARA DOEZRBACHER | asst. opinion editor

Greek organizations have been a fundamental part of our country’s college life since the first social fraternity was founded in 1825. The Greek system is one that prides itself on instilling leadership, philanthropy and scholarship among others. According to Rebekah Druetzler, the director of Greek affairs and orientation programs, national organizations require membership, which is the source of a lot of confrontation on campus. The Butler Greek community raised $142,000 last year and worked 25,000 service hours within the Indianapolis community. National statistics also show leadership throughout our history and present in the Greek system. For example, 40 of 47 Supreme Court Justices since 1910 were fraternity men. A U.S. government study shows that over 70 percent of all those who join a fraternity or sorority graduate, while under 50 percent of all nonfraternity/sorority persons graduate, according to The list of statistics continues on, but in the end you will find that many leaders of our country began with a background in a fraternity or sorority. Many women who later

went on to take leadership roles had a Greek background, such as the first female senator, Hattie Wyatt Caraway and the first female astronaut, Mae Carol Jemison. The Greek system promotes leadership and teaches all involved its importance and relevance in both our world today and our individual futures. Along with leadership, the Greek system strongly promotes philanthropy and community relationships. It is the largest network of volunteers in the U.S. with over 850,000 hours of volunteer work, according to Greeks all over the country dedicate their time and they also give to their communities’ monetarily. Greeks nationwide raise $7 million every year. Here on Butler’s campus, with our small student population, the Greek system is involved in many outlets of campus life. Many Greek affiliates are also involved in other activities on campus and utilize the drive and leadership valued by Greek life. With so much programming and a small population of students, we run into a recurring problem that affects many students on campus. Every year during recruitment, there are some students who do not join a fraternity or sorority—for many different reasons. Some change their minds or don’t find a perfect fit. Others find

themselves more interested in other programming. Some of these people are hurt and even angered by this problem, but I think we should all remember that it is hard on both ends. “It is restrictive and I understand that frustration,” Druetzler. Being involved in Greek life, I have had the experience of having to turn away possible members during recruitment and it is hard to know you are hurting someone, but there isn’t anything to be done about it. Butler has seen other issues arise from concerned students outside of the Greek community who don’t trust or positively recognize this traditional system. There have been accusations made that the Greek system contorts the campus social system and divides the students here at Butler. “It has been easy to group people together by where they live,” Druetzler said. “There is also no pressure for students to be greek, or not to, most students choose other organizations that are best for them.” I suspect this argument will continue on across campus, but being a senior who is graduating in December, nothing else about Butler has made me a better, stronger person or more prepared for my future than the Greek system has and I believe many other students would agree with me, regardless of what organization they are part of on campus.

I love talking. In fact, it’s one of my favorite pastimes, but now it is outdated. In a time of unlimited texting and social networking, it seems the only way people actually communicate is through technology. This bothers me. Our society has become way too dependent on technology, losing something they cannot seem to find—their verbal communication skills. What happened to the days of one-on-one conversations? Have we lost all our sense of personal connection in the world? I feel as if this might be true, but not only are we losing personal connection, some have taken technology to a new level of rudeness. The people who text you back after you call and those who refuse to wave to you in person are crossing the line. Technology was never meant to be used as the only means of communication. If we lose our personal connections with people, what will we have left? A single relationship with our computer screen is beyond disturbing. I have never been more frustrated. These technologies are affecting the way people approach daily life. Facebook has become their lair and Twitter their girlfriend, leaving the rest of the world behind. According to, “The hours per day of face-to-face socializing have declined as the use of social media has increased.” This has been taken way too far, especially when it is affecting the way you interact with people. Last year, this was brought to my attention even more. During a meeting, I watched a public relations professional on all her technology at once while meeting with a client. After using her Blackberry and laptop while talking to her older client, he responded with understandable frustration. Her response to him was what made me mad. She stated that it was just a generation gap. That is why she was multi-tasking, instead of focusing on the important member of her conversation. Not only is this disrespectful, but it is false.

Our generation does not have to be like this. We do not need to carry on five conversations, instead focusing on one. How do you think that client would have felt if he was listened to without distraction? Not only does this increase in technology create rudeness, it also diminishes our writing skills. Though some linguists are not sure of the effect texting has on people, many believe that the short phrasing in texting is harming society. Dorlea Rikard, a language teacher at Florence High School said that texting is become a problem, In an article on “I’ve realized they very often write the way they speak and they speak the way they text,” Rikard said about her students. “And yes, I’ve had a few students turn in papers with numbers instead of words and letters used inappropriately. “It’s definitely the texting influence.” Though not all people abbreviate in text messages, the ones who do are causing problems for themselves. By losing their formal writing ability, they are losing a means to communication; one we cannot afford to be without. I fear that it will only get worse. If kids are like this now, what will our children be like down the road? Will they be able to write a complete sentence without a spelling and grammar check? It is a scary thought. This increase in technology, though enjoyable, should not take over our lives or our communication skills. Though we all love to be on Facebook and send texts, it does not mean we should have total disregard for others, and that is what I feel like this is doing. This technology is supposed to be an aid to help us communicate faster and better. If we leave out personal communication we may never truly be real human beings. According to, “Social networking sites entice people to spend more time online and less time interacting face-to-face. The sites offer many time wasting activities that supplant more productive activities. Teens spend an average of nine hours per week on social networking sites.” We need to realize that a conversation with a computer will never get us anywhere. It is personal communication skills that we need. Maybe I am old-fashioned, but I miss the days where a friendly hello in person was better than a mass text.

If we lose our personal connections with people, what will we have left?

Modern politics too extreme BY CLAIRE RUTLEDGE contributing writer

The American dynamic between conservative and liberal viewpoints is an enigma. What is it that makes Americans—some of the most tolerant citizens in the world—become so enraged over political ideology? It is the passion for dissent and discussion that is so dear to American ideology, regardless of the party alignment. The most radical of ideological extremes are not the ideologies caught in the crosshairs. They are not the sort of extremes like Anarchy or Bohemian Club. Rather they are the traditions of John Adams versus Thomas Jefferson—a civil and intelligent debate that accomplishes something—that are being challenged as hurtful to society. The separation between parties

has historically been a boom for America. As John F. Kennedy said, “My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully coordinated, there is not much going on.” In a country that spans racial, religious, economic, and educational boundaries, constant consensus would be illogical. Some politicians may aspire to lofty goals of moderate political standing and idealism, but America was built upon

radical ideas. William F. Buckley Jr. once said, “Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.” That being said, moderate political thought is “ideally” how politics should be shaped. H o w e v e r, moderate political thought would not exist in any form without the struggle and compromise between conservatism and liberalism. In a country where counter-protesting is just as popular as protesting itself, Amer-

Modern American politics come from an antagonistic and controversial tradition.


icans should not pretend to be shocked by such extremes. Modern American politics come from an antagonistic and controversial tradition. The Revolutionary War was one of the biggest ideological battles in modern Western history. Unlike Canada or Australia, the United States is no longer part of the British doctrine, a fact that has allowed America to become the global superpower it is today. Political parties in America come from a shared tree of ideology beginning with Enlightenment thinkers and the founding fathers. These foundations laid the groundwork for a guarantee of individual rights, fair court systems, representation and “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” President George Washington feared the involvement of political parties in the young nation. How-

ever, this schism was inevitable due to the nature of the U.S. citizens and the ideas we have always believed in. Towns and cities, corporations and enterprises, traditional and contemporary, liberal and conservative; there have always been two sides to the same coin. Some complain that we get nothing done through partisanship. Let me pose this question: is there corruption and powerful special interest groups in the United States government? Yes. Yet, is there more corruption in a one-ideology system? Absolutely. Having intelligent and informed debates, preformed every day across the U.S., means compromises are being struck that move this country forward. Utilizing the politics of the past 234 years, America has been doing just fine.

How do you feel about the Senate potentially repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?’

“I don’t see the huge deal in it. Why should someone’s sexual orientation be an issue when one wants to serve their country?”

“Although this issue doesn’t effect me, I don’t think it should be an issue in the military.”

“Gays aren’t allowed to be discriminated against in any field of work, so why should the military be any different?”

Jordan Lee Freshman

Amanda Rasch Freshman

Hilary Shepherd Sophomore

“I’m for this act. When soldiers all sleep in the same quarters, it could be awkward for one if he knew he was sleeping next to someone of a different sexual orientation.” Kyle Mohler Sophomore


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Affleck wows with ‘The Town’ by Daniel Domsic | a&e editor

Heist movies were in vogue this summer, and Ben Affleck proved he could roll with the best in directing his new drama/thriller “The Town.” The story: a group of veteran thieves take a bank by force and kidnap a manager to insure a safe escape. They quickly find out that the manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall), lives close to the group’s homes and in an effort to protect her, the lead criminal, Doug MacRay (Affleck) makes it his business to keep tabs on her. The unlikely couple falls in love as the FBI closes in on the group. Meanwhile old school thugs force them to carry out a robbery on the Boston sports mecca, Fenway Park.

Tough-guy Jeremy Renner steps into the role of Doug’s violent, homicidal and altogether scary second-in-command, Jem. Renner was by far one of the best people to watch throughout the film. He disappears into his role as the maniac bent to eliminate any witnesses and risks of jail time. Renner’s acting is arguably one of the best aspects of the entire movie. If there was an outstanding individual performance, it was Renner’s. Jon Hamm, from famed TV show “Mad Men,” plays the FBI agent chasing the thieves. For being static and teamed up with a cardboard sidekick, Hamm’s character, agent Frawley, is a lot of fun to watch. He is slick and clever and

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knows how to apply the right amount of leverage on suspects to start giving up the robber quartet. There is not a single moment he slips up in the film’s 125 minutes. Hall does a laudable job as well. She’s the only manifestation of hope in this dark, gritty tale about people doing terrible things to get ahead in life. But characters cannot be the only driving force behind a movie. A strong screenplay and story need to be in place, and “The Town” is aboveaverage om both rights. Believe it or not, the story is actually based on the book “Prince of Thieves,” by Chuck Hogan. There is plenty of strong dialogue throughout the entire movie and there are no audible hiccups in this extremely smooth script. Looking at the plot though, “The Town” does not offer anything new. Sure, the characters are great, but in general, “The Town” follows a simple heist movie equation where the rogue thieves are chased by tough Feds and have to overcome infighting and controlling mobsters. Probably the biggest problem with the plot was that there could have been a lot more done with the character of Claire. Having a character recognize her assailants and end up dating one of them is really interesting. A perverted form of Stockholm syndrome sort of sets in, and it would have been amazing to see Affleck and the screen writers toy with that a little bit more than they did. Even by further playing up the tension between Jem and Doug in regards to their potential federal witness would have been enough. All these interactions are

career move: Ben Affleck has made a big move in the directing scene with his new action drama, “The Town.” Jeremy Renner acts alongside of Affleck. Renner starred in the Oscar-winner “Hurt Locker.” (Photo courtesy of MCT) captured by a tight camera with a gritty filter. Long panoramic shots are kept to a minimum, making the viewer focus on the characters and the intensity of the action in the crowded streets of Boston and Charlestown, the seedy neighborhood that many criminals call home. A friend pointed out to me that the camera’s grittiness eases up when Claire is included in different scenes. Subtlety is something to be valued in film. Those little bits of production value and attention to detail put “The Town” so much further ahead of typical action flicks. In the end, the problems with “The Town” are not enough to discourage spending the cash to see it. Its production values are better than the average “pro-

duce it, put it on the screen and forget about it” movies that most producers are so fond of. I contend that the film is worth seeing for Jeremy Renner’s performance alone, who is slated to be in the new “Mission Impossible” sequel (because Tom Cruise

needs an action, “Rocky”esque saga to complete before he gives up) and the new “Avengers” Marvel comic book flick. If Affleck continues to make great films like “The Town” he might just become a hallmark in the next decade’s movie scene.

The Town | FILM Review Director Ben Affleck takes viewers into the lives of bank robbers trying to escape Federal agents and prison sentence. Affleck takes to the screen as the protagonist, but co-star Jeremy Renner steals the show. The production values make top grade. Take a little time to enjoy this one at the movie theaters.

5 = perfect, 4 = outstanding, 3 = good, 2 = fair, 1 = poor

Variety is key at Mesh on Mass Despite high prices, restaurant delivers big

New to mass ave: Mesh on Mass is new to the neighborhood. Their menu sports both surf and turf options. Our critic recommends sampling a dessert with the meal; they’re worth the big price tag. (Photo by Rachel Senn) by Ashleigh taylor | asst. a&e editor

Mesh brings a fresh take on surf and turf to Massachusetts Avenue. The new restaurant opened nearly four weeks ago and is owned by Mike Cunningham, who also the owns the Stonecreek Dining Company. Cunningham saw an opportunity to turn the venue formally known as Scholars Inn into a restaurant. In this nice, cozy atmosphere you can find contemporary style American food available to you for brunch, lunch, dinner or dessert. This restaurant is perfect for all ages and all occasions—from date night to business meetings, or just a nice family dinner. Mesh is open seven days a week with varying menus for the time of the day. The

variety makes for a perfectly tailored dining experience. The brunch menu features items like omelets, eggs Benedict, bagels, pancakes and cinnamon apple risotto. Like most of Mesh’s meals, it offers fresh takes on classics. I wasn’t at Mesh for breakfast, but I spoke to another customer about the pancakes and she said they’re a favorite on the menu. Alongside the many breakfast favorites, the brunch menu also has sandwiches like the Cuban chicken, a shrimp po’boy and a hot hoagie with two kinds of ham and salami. These sandwiches are also available on the lunch menu that features an extensive selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers and other small plates. No matter what time you go, there is definitely something for everyone but the dinner

menu takes it to new heights. Not only are there the standard appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches, there are two separate main dish sections: “From the Land” and “From the Sea.” If you’re more of a carnivore, I’d suggest ordering from the “Land” menu, where you can find boneless short ribs or the filet mignon. Options from the “Sea” include yellow fin tuna, Norwegian salmon, jumbo lump crab cakes and rock shrimp fettuccini. For my first time at Mesh, I started with the “Seven 25” salad, which consists of spring greens, blackberry vinaigrette, onion, Gorgonzola and spiced pecans. It was a delicious precursor to my main course—the “Gorg-Bacon” burger. I really enjoyed it and thought it was very different from the burgers I usually order at restaurants. Again, Mesh wins with innovative takes on perennial favorites. The Gorgonzola glaze and onion relish are unique additions and I highly recommend it. My dining partner ordered one of the entrée size salads. The “Rock Caesar” topped a classic Caesar salad with fried shrimp, red chili aioli and a parmesan crisp. “It was good,” she said. “I’m a big fan of Caesar salads, and for someone who likes seafood more than me, it would probably be a great choice.” Last but not least, you can’t leave Mesh without trying the dessert and the Mud Napoleon can’t be beat. It consists of chocolate and vanilla on mocha ice cream, with warm peanut butter caramel sauce. The two of us felt that the service was beyond fantastic and the prices were worth both the service and the quality. Dinner prices range from $10 to $24—well worth it. Mesh is also open late to serve an older crowd—stop in anytime before midnight

Monday-Thursday, and 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. If not in the mood for a full meal, guests over 21 may dine at the bar. Mesh just launched a brand new $2 bar menu available 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The bar menu includes snacks like sweet potato chips, pretzel rolls and honey chipotle roasted peanuts. More substantial items like sliders, tacos and grilled flatbreads bridge the gap from bar grub to a light meal. Before you leave for Mesh, hop online to reserve a table. After selecting the date, time and number of people in your party, your reservations are confirmed instantly. So, no matter what the occasion—even if there isn’t one at all—or what you’re in the mood for, Mesh is sure to hit the spot.

mesh on mass avenue | restaurant Review

Mesh has a variety of main courses and desserts that are well worth the cost. With extraordinary toppings like Gorgonzola glaze and onion relish, the burgers are innovative and equally delicious. Not a fan of red meat? Mesh provides an excellent selection of seafood and salads. Follow all that up with a decadent dessert, and Mesh makes a fantastic meal.

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wednesday, September 22, 2010

The sky’s the limit for denim on denim Stylists, celebrities declare the old school faux pas null and void

by Melissa Magsaysay MCT

The rules for wearing denim with denim are about to be broken. Though it was a major nono in the 90s—think Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in their bedazzled denim ensembles complete with denim hats and accessories—today the combination of jeans with a chambray shirt or a denim vest is not only acceptable, it’s current. Celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez recently wore a light-colored chambray button-down shirt with a pair of medium-blue skinny jeans and Celine’s tan wedge clogs to brunch at the Soho House, a sure sign that denim on denim really works. “It’s a fresh twist on a classic,” Chavez said, whose client Rachel Bilson has also been known to sport a few layers of denim. “It’s been such a faux pas since the early ‘90s, so now it feels like a rebellious and modern way to wear it.” The denim on denim look is very much part of this season’s “work wear” styles such as overalls, buttondown shirts and vests and patchwork detail on jeans, and the use of washes that add a slight variance in color

as well as texture to the fabric, providing a distressed, almost vintage look. Walk into any number of stores and you might see jeans that look as though they’ve been worn every day for the last five years, with abrasions on the thighs and seats, and denim vests with frayed arm holes that appear to be the result of someone ripping the sleeves off a jacket whose owner has endured a long day of manual labor outdoors. In a way, wearing denim has gone back to basics, when people wore the sturdy fabric for practical purposes and an all-blue outfit wasn’t a bad thing. There are scores of possibilities when it comes to washing and treating denim. And much of that processing happens in Southern California. Jerome Dahan, founder of Citizens of Humanity and one of the denim industry’s most seasoned veterans—he’s been connected to Guess, Lucky Brand, Circa, and 7 for all Mankind at one time or another. Dahan is wash-obsessed, testing, creating and formulating new ideas like a mad scientist. He owns the CM Wash House in Gardena, Calif.,

where Citizens of Humanity and his business partner Adriano Goldschmied’s line Goldsign jeans are washed, sandblasted, baked and treated. “For the past 10 years, LA has been the place where everybody from all over the world comes to wash their denim,” Dahan said. He cites Japan and Italy as the other denim washing and processing capitals, but names LA as the center of washing denim in America. “People from Europe and Japan are coming here to wash and do some sewing. They know the quality is here as well as the price point. Denim comes from America—think Levis, Wrangler, Lee. You’ve got to come back to where it all started.” Thirty thousand pairs of jeans—arriving in their raw, stiff, indigo state— come through Dahan’s wash house each week. The process depends on the design of the garment. “Every season there are between 40 to 50 different washing processes,” Dahan said, who incorporates dyes and chemicals in the wash process, but also uses pumice stones, twist ties and machinery to get the right whis-

kering and abrasion on each pair of jeans. “It’s like today you make a pasta, tomorrow you make a risotto and the day after that, maybe make a roast chicken. It’s like food to me, because to cook a good meal it takes time. You add different ingredients to get different results.” The various “ingredients” and steps in the wash process can be extremely involved. For example, jeans designed to have gathering around the upper thigh are put onto 3-D forms, handgathered and starched before being baked with resin to seal the effect into place. You know those lighter areas on the thighs and seat of your jeans? Those are handsanded by employees who stand under a pair of jeans pulled onto a suspended 3-D form, keeping at it until the abrasion and lightness are perfected. None of this happens by accident. Every treatment, knick, pleat, hole and gather has been formulated specifically with the end result in mind. The sometimes complicated process is a good part of the reason denim prices can climb past $300.

Denim do-over: Denim on denim is being hailed as an acceptable “work wear” style and a staple of this fall’s fashion craze. (Photo from MCT) This season’s looks are more subtle than in seasons past—think tie-dye and ‘80s-style bleaching, or over-dying and color saturation—thus, the possibility of denim on denim. But stylists warn that garments should have at least a variance in color, while staying in the same family

of blue or doing faded black with blue or railroad stripe with chambray shirts. “I think the most modern way to rock the look is with a chambray button-down and jeans that are a shade darker or lighter,” Chavez said. “Anything too matchymatchy is never a good thing.”

Fiesta spices up Indy by Ashleigh Taylor | asst. a&e editor

Fiesta Indianapolis is like stepping foot into another country. This year’s festival, held annually as a celebration of Latino culture, was presented by La Plaza at Military Park downtown. 2010 marked the 30th anniversary of the tradition. The chosen slogan for this year, “Where the Americas Come Together,” was symbolic of the La Plaza organization and it’s contributions to the Indianapolis community. La Plaza is a nonprofit that is a groundbreaking effort to be the trusted liaison between Latinos and the larger community, according to its Web site, “La Plaza exists to serve, empower and integrate the Latino community of Central Indiana,” the Web site says. Vendors at Fiesta sold a variety of items including homemade bracelets, wooden turtle figurines and colorful bags. Festival-goers could also enjoy a widerange of foods, from the traditional Latin American and Tex-Mex dishes to fair food favorites. Favorite food items included a drink called a Horchata, made of ground almonds, sesame seeds, rice and barley. Churros, a popular dessert in Mexico and Spain, were available with flavors like chocolate, strawberry and Bavarian crème fillings. There were also more well-known Hispanic food like tacos and burritos. FiestaTour returned this year with the McDonalds Music Experience on North Street. FiestaTour included a mobile exhibit with

more than 60 memorabilia items of famous Latin artists from the last 50 years. The main stage hosted a mixture of traditional and current rhythms of the mariachi, flamenco, tango, salsa and meringue music, along with a variety of bands. Second-time festival-goer and Butler senior Lena White said the dancing was her favorite part of this year’s festival. “I was abroad last semester in Chile, so it was wonderful to get a little taste of that here in Indy,” White said. The arts and crafts booths include mask -making, traditional Mexican paper flowers, face painting, maraca decorating and stories read in both English and Spanish. These both were run by local high school and college student volunteers. The cultural booths host a variety of Latin American arts and games that educate everyone that participates. “It was a great way for community members in Indianapolis to come together and engage in the Hispanic culture of the Indianapolis community,” Butler senior and Multicultural Recruitment Team member Ashlee Cerda said. Cerda said one important aspect of this year’s festival was the inclusion of a health and wellness fair. She said it was a great way to provide the Hispanic community with health information along with an opportunity for free health screenings. “There was a lot of information that the community could receive for health education and diversity,” she said. “Overall, it was just a great opportunity to see the traditional Hispanic dancing, hear the music and try some really great food.”

The Best Of

ndy These local spots in Indy have A&E’s stamp of approval—a new place featured each week!

Details: King David Dogs 15 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Distance from Butler: 20 minute drive Specials: Coupons available for print out on Why We Love This Place: Typical hot dogs are made from the least desirable parts of animals, but King David Dogs are not typical in any sense of the word. The all-beef hot dogs come with a variety of toppings on a poppy seed bun. The gourmet dogs come in several styles including the ferocious BBQ dog (chopped onions, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce and bacon) and the delicious, albeit pungent, three cheese dog (nacho cheese, cheddar, and a slice of swiss). Order tater tots or french fries on the side. This is a great lunch spot if spending the day downtown, and the steep price ($5 for a signature hot dog, not including sides) is more than worth it. Go with an appetite. Want us to feature your favorite Indy spot? Send submissions to

Keeping tradition: Native Americans show off traditional dances to Eiteljorg visitors. One Saturday a month visitors are invited to Clowes Memorial Hall to join in on the tradition. (Photo by Rachel Senn)

Eiteljorg Museum ‘Telling America’s Story’

by Megan Schipp | asst. a&e editor

Dedicated to preserving the foundation of the American West, the Eiteljorg Museum is home to some of the most famous paintings in Native American art. The many sculptures, paintings and artifacts here expose to the present day art-goer the natural history of the North American landscape. The importance of preserving the past of the American West can be felt within the buildings three main collections: Art of the American West—a collection created from a modern art perspective by 20th century artists; the Native American Collection—a show of art and artifacts from almost every tribal group in North America; and the Gund Collection—a display of paintings of North American horses. The Gund Collection is the newest addition to the museum, donated in 2002. Along with the permanent museum collections social exhibitions are also held throughout the year. Currently, the museum is showing “Quest for the West,” an exhibit featuring

50 of the best artists from all across the country, showing off their creativity and historical Native American perspective through landscapes, wildlife, portrait, still life and narrative paintings. The exhibition will continue through Oct. 10. Within this exhibit, the winner of the Artist of Distinction award, Robert Griffing, will display a wider variety of his works from the past 20 years in “Only a Matter of Time: The Paintings of Robert Griffing”. Griffing’s hope is that this “attempt to accurately portray these people will create an awareness of a much neglected part of our heritage,” according to The Eiteljorg invites local community members to participate in many programs and events outside of the museum. In the summer the annual Indian Market and Festival is held in the White River State Park area. Guests are invited to celebrate the history of North America in a two-day celebration with native food, singing, dancing and musicians. Every Saturday throughout the fall, viewers are in-

vited to walk to the beat of their own drum, during a Native American community drumming circle lead by a powwow drummer. Butler University also finds itself a purveyor of Native American culture one Saturday each month when Native American dancing is held at Clowes Memorial Hall. Performances are taught by native dancers who invite students, museum visitors and the local Butler community to attend. The museum also sponsors other events that can be found on Eiteljorg’s web site, The Eiteljorg hopes to “tell America’s story”; a wish that has been accomplished through their rich displays of Native American art. If your vision on North American history comes from the black and white photos in a textbook, the Eiteljorg is sure to give you a new perspective. The Eiteljorg museum is located downtown on West Washington Street in the White River State Park. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday’s. Admission for adults and students is $8.

wednesday, september 22, 2010

sports the butler collegian

Football topples TayloR

Team wins first game in renovated stadium by Lance rinker | sports staff writer

Football starts its quest to defend the Pioneer Football League title this weekend ,coming off a win at the home opener Sept. 18. The Bulldogs defeated Taylor, 28-20, behind junior quarterback Andrew Huck. Huck threw for 288 yards and a pair of touchdowns. A crowd of over 4,000 turned out to watch the Bulldogs in their first game at the newly renovated Butler Bowl. Huck got off to a slow start, completing just one of his first six passes. He recovered though, connecting on 28 of his next 32 attempts. The Taylor Trojans (1-2) struck first, leading 7-0 after the first quarter. Butler answered quickly on its next offensive possession. Huck commanded an 11play, 72-yard drive. Senior Scott Gray’s touchdown run capped off the drive that included back-to-back 18-yard passes from Huck to junior wide receivers Jordan Koopman and Jeff Larsen. On Taylor’s next possession, Butler’s defense stepped up and forced a

quick three and out and Huck led the offense back onto the field. This time it didn’t take nearly as long for Butler to strike. One play is all the Bulldogs needed. Huck hurled a long pass towards the left sideline that senior wide receiver Eddie McHale was able to haul in. “Both of our receivers came back and said they could beat the corners off the ball,” Huck said. The 46-yard touchdown pass was Huck’s longest completion of the day and put Butler on top, 14-7. Just before halftime, another Butler wide receiver, junior Zach Watkins, found his way into the scoring column. A Watkins’ catch put the Bulldogs in the red zone, and Huck found him again—this time in the end zone—putting Butler ahead 21-7. “Basically, [Taylor] was just leaving me one-on-one on the backside,” Watkins said. The Bulldogs dominated the first half largely in part to Huck, who threw for 245 yards in the first two quarters. “Andrew is outstanding,”

making moves: Jordan Koopman challenges a defender Saturday. Koopman had 95 receiving yards in the game. (Photo by Rachel Senn)

by billy klimczak

The Butler men’s soccer team heads into league play Friday ranked No. 17 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. The Bulldogs moved up four spots in the poll after Saturday night, when sophomore forward Julian Cardona broke a 0-0 deadlock between the Grizzles (1-5) and the Bulldogs (5-0) by scoring just 12 minutes into the second half. Butler had its fair share of offensive pressure with shots on goal from Cardona, freshman Austin Oldham, senior Jacob Capito and sophomore Jared Isenthal. But Cardona’s goal would be all the team needed. The Bulldogs clinched a 1-0 victory over Oakland University, holding the lead for the final 33 minutes of the game. In those final minutes, Oakland had eight shots on goal and outshot the Bulldogs 13-11, supplying


Bush legend without Heisman by Scott Schmelzer | asst. sports editor

pulling his weight: Quarterback Andrew Huck pulls three Taylor defenders in Butler’s 2010 home opener. Huck had 31 rushing yards on six carries Saturday versus the in-state opponent. (Photo by Rachel Senn) Butler head coach Jeff Voris said. “He gets better every week. “The thing is he’s never satisfied. He is always working and his preparation is outstanding,” Voris added. “That’s why he performs the way he does.” The Butler defense also put out a strong performance. The Bulldogs pressured Taylor’s quarterback all day, limiting him to just three completions in the first half. “What their offense was set around was a lot of slide protection and three step drops,” junior defensive end Grant Hunter said. “When you see that, the best thing you can do is get your hands up and create confusion for the quarterback. “That’s what we did. That’s what allowed everybody to get pressure on him.” “We knew Butler was going to be a fast defense,” Taylor senior quarterback Shaun Addison said. “We saw on

film that they were aggressive and we were hoping to capitalize on that through our passing game, but it just wasn’t there today.” Taking advantage of a Butler turnover, Taylor cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 21-14. Senior Matt Kobli fumbled to put Taylor in scoring position with three minutes left to play in the third. On Butler’s next possession, Kobli ran for a touchdown to extend the Bulldogs’ lead to two scores. With a little over five minutes to play, Addison led a methodical 11-play touchdown drive for Taylor. The score brought the Trojans to within eight, but they were never able to get back possession. Despite the loss, Taylor head coach Ron Korfmacher recognized the special opportunity his players had. “I thought Taylor did a good job of bringing a big crowd and we had a really great crowd as well,” Huck said following the game.

Voris also noted the electric atmosphere. “It’s always a great atmosphere in the bowl but with the new stadium, there was more of a buzz,” Voris said. “It’s a place where our guys have a lot of pride in playing. “We had a great crowd that was into it. You put all those things together, and it made for a great day.” The defending Pioneer League Champions will kick off league play Saturday when they visit the San Diego Toreros. Last season, the Bulldogs finished with a conference mark of 7-1, capturing a championship in the process. “Being the defending champs, we’re going to get everyone’s best shot,” Voris said. “We have to prepare like champions and act like champions if we’re going to be able to withstand the league stretch.” The game versus San Diego will kick off at 4:00 and can be heard on

Soccer continues winning ways out west | sports staff writer

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relentless pressure to Butler’s senior goalkeeper Fabian Knopfler and the rest of the Bulldog defense. Despite Oakland’s effort, Knopfler was able to walk away with his third shutout of the season and the 13th of his career--the third highest total in Butler men’s soccer history. Two of Knopfler’s three saves came in the last nine minutes of play. Butler head coach Kelly Findley said Knopfler is a solid goalkeeper. “[Knopfler] doesn’t give away goals,” he said. “He makes those great saves when needed, and last night, he did just that.” Senior midfielder Ben Sippola said Oakland’s high-pressure and direct style of offensive play created some difficulties for the Bulldog defenders. But, Sippola said, Butler was able to define a method for beating such a team. “It comes down to figuring out how to work

their team, and then working hard,” he said. The Bulldogs will now head into the beginning of Horizon League play with games against Green Bay on Friday and Milwaukee on Sunday. The Bulldogs were regular season conference champions last season. Findley said he is confident about the upcoming games. “To be honest, our season kind of starts over at this point even though we are pleased with where we are now,” Findley said. Over the past couple of weeks, the Bulldogs have climbed up the national rankings, recognizing the impressive play that the team has displayed. Regardless of the team’s ranking, Findley said he maintains his focus on the upcoming conference matches. “League play is league play,” Findley said. “That’s our goal—to win a [league] championship.”

Reggie Bush made history last week when he forfeited his 2005 Heisman Trophy after speculation that it would be stripped from him due to allegations that he had accepted thousands of dollars in gifts from California marketing agents. The Heisman he won as the starting running back at the University of Southern California was the first to be vacated in the history of the award. Bush is a prime example of a collegiate athlete calling into question his amateur status. Amateur status means playing without financial compensation, and violations are a serious problem in college athletics. A majority of the time, guilty programs are getting caught after the fact or not at all. Because Bush was recently ruled to have been technically ineligible in 2005, USC’s victories for that season and participation in the national championship game have been vacated. Also, the program is now on two years of probation and has lost 30 football scholarships over three years. USC has had to take the brunt of Bush’s alleged poor decision, and it is unfair for all of the studentathletes, administration and fans. What Bush did was wrong and it is only right that his Heisman is gone. However, none of that ______see overtime page 11



Bulldogs at home this week

Wednesday None

Thursday None

Friday Women’s Soccer vs. Oakland 4 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Wright State 7 p.m.

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Women’s Soccer vs. Wright State 1 p.m.

Monday None

Tuesday None

Stevens, Hayward compete for best eyes in charitable contest by steven Peek | sports editor

don’t blink: Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens are competing for votes this month on who has the best eyes. (Photos courtesy of Prevent Blindness Indiana)

Prevent Blindness Indiana is taking the mantra “The Eyes Have It” to a whole new level, and Butler men’s basketball head coach Brad Stevens and former Bulldog Gordon Hayward are in on the action. During the month of September, PBI is sponsoring the “Most Beautiful Eyes” competition online to determine who has the best looking pair among the participants. Anyone can enter the competition by uploading a photo at Eighty-seven people have done so to date. PBI has also recruited some sports celebrities who know a thing or two about competition to be apart of the month-long event. Joining Stevens and Hayward are Indiana men’s basketball head coach Tom Crean, Purdue men’s basketball’s head coach

Matt Painter, Indy Car driver Sarah Fisher and Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday. Even Sarrah Williams of the Indiana Pacers’ Pacemates and Rowdie, the Indianapolis Indians mascot, are vying for votes. Each vote on the site costs one dollar, and all proceeds go to PBI, but there is a five-vote minimum. PBI uses donations to conduct vision screening programs and also to train and certify community volunteers to lead the programs. PBI was founded in the 1940’s and was the first affiliate of Prevent Blindness America (PBA), which was founded in 1950. As of press time, the men’s basketball celebrities topped the competition. Crean had the most votes with 276, Stevens had 250 in second and Hayward was in fifth place with 180 votes. Voting closes at midnight on Sept. 30.

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wednesday, September 22, 2010

Volleyball cages Jaguars

by Matt Lawder | staff writer

The Butler volleyball team defeated crosstown rival IUPUI in straight sets last night to extend their win streak to three. The Jaguars (2-11) were held to 56 points in three sets and struggled to score against Butler’s defense. The Bulldogs (7-6, 2-0 HL) had eight blocks on the night, 3.5 of which came from junior Maureen Bamiro. Butler got off to a quick start and never looked back, winning 25-21, 25-21, 25-14. Bamiro was the team’s offensive leader as well, tallying 16 kills. Sophomore setter Gina Vera orchestrated the offense, racking up 35 assists in the match. Butler’s tough early schedule paid off—the team has gone 5-1 since starting the season 2-5.

This was especially true last weekend when Butler started its Horizon League season, playing its first two conference matches on the road. “It feels good because we’re not in warm up mode anymore,” Vera said. Butler won each in five sets, defeating Loyola last Friday and Valparaiso last Saturday. Although Butler lost on the road to both the Ramblers (6-6, 0-2 HL) and Crusaders (11-2, 1-1 HL) last season, the Bulldogs finished strong in both matches this time around. “To say we were excited [for the start of conference play] is an understatement,” assistant coach Jeff Getz said. The Bulldogs traded points with the Ramblers during the first set, with neither team leading by more than two points until Loyola finally

pulled away to a 25-22 win. The Bulldogs rallied in the next two sets, winning 25-20 and 25-16 to take a 2-1 lead. Butler relied on heavy hitting during the match, earning 67 kills. Senior outside hitter Jessie Wolfe led the team with 19, while Bamiro and freshman Maggie Harbison smashed home 13 and 12 kills, respectively. Butler had a chance to finish the Ramblers in the fourth set, but Loyola took five straight points and a 26-24 win to even the match. “Our defense was all out,” Getz said. “We were hitting the floor and getting after everything. “When we started the fifth game, we told the team to ‘stay aggressive and don’t give away any easy points.’” The Bulldogs didn’t let the Ramblers steal the momentum.

set it up: Sophomore Gina Vera lifts a set for junior Maureen Bamiro to spike against IUPUI Tuesday night. Vera had 35 assists and 10 digs, while Bamiro had a team-high 16 kills. The Bulldogs cruised to a straight-set victory, moving to 7-6 overall. (Photo by Erin Drennan)

Butler won the first two points of the final set and never let the Ramblers lead as they edged Loyola 1513 to win the match. “We had to really create momentum for ourselves,” Vera said. “In the fifth game, since it’s only to 15, those early points are critical.” At Valparaiso, Butler faced the Crusaders, who began the season ranked one spot above the Bulldogs in the Horizon League preseason poll. Butler, undaunted by Valparaiso’s 11-1 record entering the match, started strong by winning the first set 25-18 and the second 25-16. But the Bulldogs faltered during the third. They hit -.021 and managed only seven kills en route to a 25-13 loss. Feeding off of 1,236 fans, the Crusaders surged through the fourth set, winning 25-18 to even

the match at two sets apiece. But the Bulldogs rallied, just as they had the night before. Butler traded points with Valparaiso until Wolfe put down three kills to give Butler a 12-8 lead. Bamiro ended the Crusaders’ hopes on match point to make the final set stand at 15-11. “Valpo had a lot of fans and college students that were pretty aggressive with their cheering,” Getz said. “It’s a pretty hostile place to play, but that’s what makes the win even better.” Harbison, who led the team in blocks last weekend with 0.83 per set, was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 13-19. Butler will take a three-match win streak into its first home conference match, which is against Wright State Friday at 7 p.m.

freshman phenom: Freshman middle-back Claire Randich started against IUPUI on Tuesday evening at Hinkle. Randich had four kills in two sets. (Photo by Erin Drennan)

Women’s soccer struggles in Oregon, falls to 2-6 overall by Billy Klimczak | staff writer

Women’s soccer is set to take on Oakland University Friday after dropping a pair of matches at Oregon State University’s Nike Invitational in Corvallis, Ore. last weekend. Last Friday, the Bulldogs (2-6) ran into trouble with the Oregon State Beavers, resulting in a 3-0 loss. Tough defensive play and a strong offensive effort didn’t add up for the team. The Beavers (6-0-1), the only unbeaten team left in the Pac-10 conference, started to take control of the game in the 26th minute, after a goal by freshman Jenna Richardson. For the rest of the first half, Butler matched the Beavers stride for stride, both offensively and defensively.

The Bulldogs came out kicking at the start of the second half, putting up two dangerous scoring chances. The first came from sophomore Katie Griswold, who hit the post in the 57th minute. The Bulldogs continued to apply pressure when sophomore Rachael Melendez, sent a shot off the crossbar in the 65th minute. The Butler rally was silenced 12 minutes later as Oregon State junior Melinda Ingalls guided the ball into the back of the net, putting the Beavers up 2-0. Oregon State sealed the win when redshirt sophomore Chelsea Buckland scored with just a minute remaining. After the game, junior Bulldog goalkeeper Olivia Walter felt confident in the way her team played, commenting on her defense in particular.

“Our defense preformed amazingly,” she said. “It was probably the best we’ve preformed all year.” Despite her excitement, Walter said she had to maintain focus for Sunday’s game and prepare an entirely new mindset for the less physical, but quicker, University of Oregon team. Day two brought a similar outcome for the Bulldogs as they went up against the Ducks (4-3-2). Within the first 30 minutes of the match, Oregon had scored six goals. The offensive campaign was lead by Oregon senior Kirstie Kuhn, who had a hat trick within a 12-minute span. At halftime, the young Butler squad— which started six freshmen and two sophomores—regrouped and put up a strong sec-

ond half. Head coach Tari St. John said she wanted to focus her team on using the game to make themselves better. Their efforts peaked when Griswold beat the Oregon goalkeeper with an assist from freshman midfielder Jackie Hafele in the 77th minute of play, bringing the score to 6-1. The Bulldogs left the invitational with a sense of confidence and appreciation for the teams they faced and the performances they displayed against their top-level opponents. St. John said despite the losses, she looks on the upcoming games with optimism. The Bulldogs continue their season by hosting two matches at the Butler Bowl this weekend. The team will begin Horizon League play Sunday against Wright State University.

wednesday, september 22, 2010

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OVERTIME: BUSH STILL A GREAT PLAYER DESPITE HEISMAN CONTROVERSY Bush continued from page 9 will negate the incredible player that he was and it is a shame that his career has been tainted. Allegations against Bush first came out in 2006, soon after the New Orleans Saints drafted him with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft. Since then, Bush has been candid regarding the details of the allegations, but he has always maintained that they are false. When Bush won the award in 2005, he had one of the greatest seasons in college football history. He ran for 1,740 yards and 18 touchdowns. These are the things for which I will remember Bush. When talking about Bush, I will always be thinking about his speed, his athleticism and his participation in the 2006 Rose Bowl. In the game, Texas defeated USC 41-38 in overtime. I believe it to be the best college football game ever played. Bush won the Heisman by the second largest margin in Heisman voting history, ahead of former Texas quarterback and current Tennessee Titans starter Vince Young. Bush also received 933 votes, the third most in the 72 years the award has been offered. He was obviously the best player in the country that year and deserved the award. Whether or not the award was vacated, Bush will always be the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner in my mind. He has since won a Super Bowl ring and signed a contract worth millions of dollars: two things that might make

lasting impact: Reggie Bush’s impressive run game while at USC is a legacy that won’t be forgotten, with or without a Heisman. (Photo from MCT)

XC continues impressive runs at Intercollegiates by colin likas | asst. sports editor

heisman history: Former USC Trojan running back Reggie Bush became the first player in Heisman history to return his award. (Photo from MCT) this entire ordeal a little more bearable for him. I believe that Bush gave away the award because the situation was annoying and was a distraction. He is on record as saying that he did not want the Heisman Trophy to lose the “dignity of the award.” USC’s new athletic director, Pat Haden, had already returned the Heisman from USC’s trophy case, and their wins have all been vacated. The trophy that Bush could have kept would only be a constant reminder of the downfall of one of the nation’s best college football careers. In his three years at USC, the team won 34 straight games, two national titles and was a national runner-up. If there is something positive to take from this incident, it would have to be that none of the sanctions imposed on USC were related to on-field action. Improper benefits are against the rules, but nothing that they did gave them an unfair advantage on the field. The USC teams that Reggie Bush played on will forever be some of the best college football teams to have stepped on the gridiron. Five years later, they are known as a tainted team because they broke the rules, but I remember them more for what they did on the field and their resilience during that amazing national championship game against Texas. How people remember Bush’s collegiate career is a choice: they can choose to remember his career as nothing less than spectacular, or they can remember him as a cheater off the field. I will choose to see him as the special player that he was and still is. Yes, what he did was wrong, and his actions are affecting the school now, but I am a sucker for great athletes. I can’t help but be a fan of the former Trojan and I hope that three years from now, when USC is back to being a fully functioning program, Bush will be remembered as a legend and not as the cheater who gave back his Heisman Trophy.

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams have gotten off to promising starts this season, and neither team has even used their entire squad yet. On Sept. 17, at Purdue’s annual Indiana Intercollegiate Meet, the Butler men grabbed a fourth-place finish, while the Butler women finished second in a 20-team field. Leading the charge for the men was junior Craig Gundersen, who earned a fourth place finish with a time of 24:52. Completing the trio of Butler men who finished in top twenty were senior Kris Gauson (25:32) and junior Matt Proctor (25:33). “We’ve had good performances so far, especially from the new guys,” Gauson said. “We haven’t really eased off yet going into our meets, so we’re doing well.” On the women’s side of the contest, senior Marbeth Shiell was the top Bulldog, collecting a fourth place finish in the five kilometer race with a time of 17:45.7. Only nine seconds separated Shiell and junior teammate Becky Howarth, who came in at 17:54.5 and claimed seventh place. Also finishing in the top 12 runners were junior Lauren Haberkorn (18:01) and sophomore Katie Clark (18:08). “The women’s team is led by committee,” head coach Matt Roe said. “Many of

them run similar times, and they’re a tight group.” The season opener for the teams took place on Sept. 3 at Illinois University. The men came away as the runners-up in the six kilometer meet. Freshman Callum Hawkins took third place overall, running a time of 18:43. Close behind him was fellow freshman Ross Clarke, in at 18:58. “We definitely got off to a good start,” Roe said. “We were running a partial squad, and we got an idea of where some people are.” The women brought back a victory from Illinois, placing six of their runners in the top ten. Sophomore Kirsty Legg was the meet’s individual champion, completing the four kilometer race in 14:16. Shiell turned in another strong showing, finishing runner-up with a time of 14:47. Following her individual championship at Illinois, Legg was named Horizon League Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for Aug. 31-Sept. 6. The men have also been getting some recognition for their efforts. They were ranked 26th in first weekly U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Cross Country Poll. “We want to qualify for nationals, that has always been the goal,” Roe said. Both teams will head to the Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 1 for their next meet.

Collegian photos by Caroline Johnson Collegian illustration by Rachel Senn


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