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cost increases, Evans said. This is what happened to the few snacks that increased in price this semester. “This adjustment that’s based on supplier cost increases is like what you find at the grocery store or restaurant when customer prices increase because actual costs have gone up for the store or restaurant,� Evans said. While the increase may not seem substantial, s o m e students feel that t h e


high when compared to prices for some of the same items at nearby locations off campus. The Target in Gulf Coast Town Center, for example, sells some of the same snack items offered in the FGCU machines for lower prices in the same or larger quantities. A 1.75-ounce bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos sells for $1.15 in an on-campus vending machine, while a 2.875 oz. bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos sells for $1 at Target.


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9pD\^Xe?ffc`_Xe E\nj\[`kfi According to The New York Times, almost two out of every 25 people older than 25 have a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree. In 1960, the same proportion of people had a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree or higher. The masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is the most rapidly growing degree in the country with the number of such degrees awarded more than doubling since the 1980s: 657,000 as of 2009, according to the most recent statistics available. The trend suggests the increasingly competitive job market is not able to

accommodate the number of graduated students sent out by colleges each year armed with only their bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees. Hence, the bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree becomes increasingly less valuable in the job market. But is the masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree really the new bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, as the Times suggests? Bradley Hobbs, a professor of finance and economics, believes the value of a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree has diminished. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it has changed a lot over the last 20 or 30 years. This is what economists call signaling problems,â&#x20AC;? Hobbs said. Hobbs describes â&#x20AC;&#x153;signalingâ&#x20AC;? as one of the social values of education. Educational degrees sift people who are more prepared and able to perform certain jobs from those who are not, and degrees serve to signal that distinction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone who earned a degree can do certain things. The high school degree doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t signal very much, as those are more social engineering institutions than focused on education. The same thing is happening to bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees,â&#x20AC;? Hobbs said. Hobbs claims that there is an increasingly wide variation of signals coming out of universities as the focus shifts away from education, thus resulting in a false signal coming from a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree. KliekfgX^\*kfi\X[XjkfipXYflkk_\ jkXkljf]=>:L^iX[lXk\X[d`jj`fej




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=XZlckp`jeĂ&#x2039;k Ă&#x201D;o\[fee\\[ kf^\kk\eli\ 9p9iXe[fe?\eip JkX]]ni`k\i Tenure. It is a concept most of us have heard at least once during our academic career. Maybe it was by eavesdropping on your teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conversation at lunch during the sixth grade. Or maybe it was last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lecture in your government class. But what is it exactly? In a nutshell, tenure is a protection earned by professors once they have proven their skills and abilities in teaching. Once a professor is granted tenure, it protects them from being fired for unjust reasons, such as their personal opinions, or grudges held by the administration. It also grants professors freedom in their lessons and research, allowing them to teach what otherwise might be unpopular and controversial. Most colleges and universities throughout the United States offer tenure to their faculty. FGCU, however, does not. One might say we are a grand experiment. A university, especially a public university as large as FGCU, that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer tenure is almost unheard of. But why would we eliminate tenure? Tenure is a controversial concept in the world of politics. Critics say that granting tenure undermines education, by allowing tenured teachers to â&#x20AC;&#x153;slack offâ&#x20AC;? due to their guaranteed job security. Tenure is also said to make eliminating underperforming teachers a difficult and tedious process. So, instead of tenure, FGCU adopted a different approach: three-year continuing contracts. Under this system, a professorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employment is upheld given that he or she successfully meets goals that are reviewed annually. If not, the professor is placed on one-year probation in order to improve. So how do professors feel about tenureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absence here at FGCU? Apparently, many are not all that concerned. According to Dr. Terry Busson, tenure and the lack thereof has made little difference here due to FGCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leadership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have always had a president and provost who were academics and respected the need for open discourse even if they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always agree with what was being said,â&#x20AC;? Busson said. He also goes on to credit the facultyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s union for being instrumental in protecting the staff from being attacked for their beliefs or outspokenness.




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BRIEFS POLICE BEAT Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2:21 a.m.: A call to UPD came in from a complainant stating that the tailgate was missing from his vehicle. The last time the vehicle was seen intact was around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2:54 a.m.: An RA reported a sick resident to the UPD. The RA stated that the student seemed to be intoxicated and was going around the building knocking on other residentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; doors, acting out of control. When EMS found the student he was cut and bleeding on the forehead. The student was transported to Gulf Coast Medical Center. Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3:47 a.m.: UPD received a call from an RA in West Lake Village stating that while at a smokerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area she heard a mysterious loud crash.

The RA assumed a vehicle was hit in the parking lot. When UPD responded to the call they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find any damage to the vehicles. Sunday, Aug. 28 at 3:47 a.m.: A resident who was entertaining guests in student housing building S reported that unknown people showed up at the party. The unknown people demanded to be let in and when they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, one of the girls pulled the alarm. UPD responded and reset the alarm. Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10 p.m.: A drug search was conducted in Everglades Hall. Several items were confiscated and turned over to the UPD for safe keeping. Monday, Aug. 29 at 12:47 p.m.: A suspicious person was reported

in Griffin Hall. The subject was approaching faculty members trying to pawn text books from them. When UPD arrived at the scene, the person was nowhere to be found. Monday, Aug. 29 at 2:47 p.m.: While conducting a routine traffic stop, an officer reported smelling marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was performed and UPD confiscated agreen leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana, a grinder, and a digital scale. All of the items were turned over to Judicial Affairs. Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7:02 a.m.: A studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burnt breakfast was the cause of fire alarm in Biscayne Hall. San Carlos Fire responded to the scene and found smoke but no fire.

Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 4:34 p.m.: While waiting in line at student parking services, a student fainted after just giving blood. The student was given water and was then transported to the WellnessCenter for evaluation. Friday, Sept. 2 at 10:38 p.m.: A drug search was conducted in Everglades South Hall. A trace of a green leafy substance was found on the floor of the apartment. The substance was confiscated and turned over to the UPD. The substance later tested positive for marijuana. The Police Beat is compiled by Eagle News staff from public logs available at the University Police Department. Police Beat is not associated with the UPD. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. Media Editor 8dXi`e:Xeefe

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ABOUT US: Eagle News, founded in 1997, is the student newspaper at Florida Gulf Coast University. The newspaper is the only student produced publication on campus and is entirely student run. Eagle News is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters and monthly in the summer, with the exception of holiday breaks and examination periods. The print edition is free to students and can be found on campus and in the community at Gulf Coast Town Center, Germain Arena and Miromar Outlets.

EVENTS Lee BIA Builders Care: Volunteers are needed to help Beth, a recent double amputee, remodel her bathroom to accommodate wheelchair access on Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Help paint, do trim work and more. Contact or call 239938-0056 to sign up. Naples Botanical Garden is hosting FGCU Service-Learning Days on Sept. 9 and 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assist with horticulture work, enjoy free lunch and gain free entry into the garden at 2 p.m. A carpool will leave campus at 8 a.m. Contact Sallyatsrichardson@naplesgarden. org or call 239-325-1932. Shelter for Abused Women & Children: Hey fashionista! â&#x20AC;&#x153;What a Girl Wantsâ&#x20AC;? trade and fashion show event at Loft 59 in Naples needs assistance on Sept. 10. Pick a shift. Event is from 1 to 9 p.m. Email FGCU Kleist Health Education Center: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the first annual Come Run With Us 5K Walk/Run. Kleist is located near the information booth. Set-up help is needed at 1 p.m. Sept. 16. On Sept. 17, assist from 7:30 a.m. to noon to help with registration, hand out T-shirts, man the water table, direct walkers/runners, etc. Contact Renee McFarland at or call 239-5907502. Rookery Bay is participating in Collierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. T-shirts and supplies provided. Also, 60 volunteers are needed on Sept. 24 for National Estuaries Day. Shifts available: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. or all day. Contact Donna Young at donna.young@ or call 239-417-6310 x412. FGCU Movement Day, Sign up for this campus event on Sept. 24. We need everyone to come out and get moving, including bikers, skateboarders, runners and walkers! Go to Movement day 9/24/2011 and register. Contact Tanheya Nadia Small at tnsmall@

COLLOQUIUM FGCU Food Forest is here on campus! They need students to help with their botanical collection of edible species every Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. until mid-November. Sign up online at service-learning.html. Heartland Gardens: Assist at their mini-farm on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Did you know that

FGCU alums started this nonprofit? Contact Andrea at andrea@ or call 239689-4249. SCCF Marine Lab: Collect plant seedlings, propagules or paddle to restoration sites at Clam Bayou on Sanibel Island. Bring a kayak if you can. Propagules are available from May through November and are collected by volunteers and planted along the shoreline. Contact Eric Milbrandt at or call 239-395-4617. Lucky Parrot: Love animals? Help rescued parrots! Flexible daytime opportunities are available both on site in Golden Gate and on campus. Service ranges from gardening and building to public relations, graphic design and fundraising; either a few hours or many. Email Amy Towne at or leave a message at 239-590-7376. Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife (CCFW): Assist with maintenance of burrowing owlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nests around the City of Cape Coral for 3 hours per week (Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon). Contact Alessia Leathers at If you like animals and want to help with the rehabilitation of sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, CROW is looking for volunteers in the clinic. Help with baby bird and squirrel feedings, tortoise grazing, laundry, cage cleaning and patient transport. Contact Lia Ganosellis at or 239472-3644 x229. Collier County Parks & Recreation needs help with weeding and trash removal at Barefoot Beach Preserve. Contact Cinde Kavan at or 239252-4060.

ONGOING Take Stock in Children: Be a mentor and build a caring relationship with a young, at-risk student who pledges to remain crime-free and drug-free through high school graduation. Meet on school grounds during school hours for 30 minutes, 2-3 times per month. Orientation and mentor tool kit provided. Contact Margo Crowther at or 239-337-0433. Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project: Interested in filmmaking? Help with this grassroots effort to document stories in the community of human rights violations that are ignored daily. With the help and guidance of an experienced filmmaker, you will be part of the process from start to finish, have hands-on experience with a camera and tell a

story thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never been told before. Contact Grey Torrico at grey@ Miracle Limbs Multiple opportunities: Work from home on your computer, pick up equipment, take recipients to their appointments and assist with November fundraisers. This nonprofit organization provides support to amputees in effort to help them more easily navigate the physical, psychological and financial hurdles that accompany the experience of losing a limb. Contact Diana or Bob at or call 239-591-8393. Richard Milburn Academy South: A new free, public charter high school in Bonita Springs has opportunities available for tutoring and mentoring during school hours Monday through Friday. Call Dr. Sandy Lepley, School Counselor/ Administrator at 239-949-9049. Quality Life Center has numerous opportunities: teacher aid, afterschool assistance with tutoring, web designer, special events, dance, art and music. Contact Angela Pena at or call 239-334-2797 x142. Goodwill Industries: Make a difference in the life of a young person by being a mentor for GoodGuides. Volunteer just an hour or two a week till the end of December. Commit to one year of service mentoring for 4 to 6 hours per month. Fill out the Mentor Application online at http://www. Abuse Counseling & Treatment (ACT):VolunteeratTheSecondACT ThriftStore.Itisapremierthriftstore with 15,000 square feet. The store is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact Jennifer Benton at 239-939-2553. Lehigh Community Services: Volunteers wanted at the food pantry in Lehigh Acres. Contact Rae Nicely at or call 239-369-5818. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Advocacy Center: Work the reception desk greeting clients and answering the phone in the evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If you are interested please contact Val Gill at 239-939-2808 or via email at vgill@ Harry Chapin Food Bank: Sort and pack food for the hungry. Contact Bedzaida Bryen at 239334-7007 x141 or bedzaidabryen@ Tidewell in Charlotte County has opportunities to provide respite

for caregivers, socialization in long term care communities, office assistance or Clown Alley. For training class and times, contact Nancy Vollmer at nvollmer@ or call 239-979-4304. Green Eagle Festival: On Feb. 23, the FGCU Green Team will be hosting this event on the Library Lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come enjoy the environmentally friendly events we have planned and show you care about our beautiful environment. Cypress Lake High School choir concert: The CLHS Center for the Arts presents the Cypress Chorale, Intermezzo Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir and The A Cappella Group at the Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church on Sunday March 6 at 3 p.m. For more information call 239-481-3233. RSO Bootcamp: Student Involvement is training FGCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top leaders. The five different drills take place in Sugden Hall 110. There is one event per day on Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 21, March 28 and April 4 at 4 p.m. A certificate of completion will be awarded to whoever completes all five sessions.

EVENTS Tuesday, Sept. 13: Come bail out your professors on the Library Lawn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Professors will be arrested, cuffed and led to the lawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mock jail from their class or office. It will be $100 to bail out a professor and $25 to extend their sentence. All proceeds will go towards the Sanibel Writers Conference to fund the speaking of Henry Rollins. Saturday, Dec. 3: FGCU will be hosting its Inaugural Dance Marathon at 8 p.m. in the SU Ballroom. It will be a 12-hour event. Participants will need to raise $30 ($5 for registration and $25 for the event). Money raised will benefit All Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in St. Petersburg, which is part of the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miracle Network. Dance Marathon will be having pre-events throughout the semester with more details to come. Like our Facebook page Dance Marathon: FGCU and follow us on Twitter at @FGCU_ DM. For more information, contact us at If you would like to submit an event, email


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>iX[lXk\jZ_ffc^\kjX]\n[\^i\\jkfl^_\i 9pB\ccp;Xm`j JkX]]ni`k\i For many, graduate school is the cornerstone of the future. It is another step in higher education, and for some, a part of what dreams are made of. FGCU takes pride in empowering individuals through their academic success. The university is continually finding ways to stay competitive with other universities by offering an array of programs and the best available professors to teach them. Enrollment for FGCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduate schools has been strong in the past, and in fact, has continued to rise in four of the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colleges. But recent enrollment numbers for the College of Business show that there has been a decline in graduate student admissions. Greg Tolley, professor of marine science, director of graduate studies and special assistant to the provost, believes the decline is because of a change in admission policies for graduate business studies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They went from a rolling applications process to a hard deadline process, and brought the deadline for applications forward one month,â&#x20AC;? Tolley said. Tolley explained that previously, with a rolling applications process, the school would continue to admit

students even after the deadline. Now, there are fewer applications coming in as students are no longer applying an additional month. Additionally, there are fewer admissions because the school has stopped admitting a month early. The spring admissions deadline for graduate applications for the College of Business is now Sept. 15. Numbers were down in the College of Health Professions in terms of the number of applications because this is the first year the that college is using PTCAS, or Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service. Applicants send their applications to the clearing house, where they are screened and the best candidates are sent to FGCU. However, the applications do not show up as coming to FGCU since they are going through a third party, thus skewing the numbers. So while it looks as if the application numbers are down in health professions compared to last year, in actuality, the numbers are up. This is not the first time there has been a dip in enrollment. Numbers declined in 2008 when the economy plunged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The cost of graduate tuition is nearly twice that of undergraduate tuition, which is, in this economy, a barrier for those seeking an advanced degree,â&#x20AC;? said Monica Goldie, master of

public administration candidate, director of scholarship for student government and president of a graduate student organization. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While I believe in making higher education accessible for all, I also want to know that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at an institution that requires a high standard for academic excellence as it relates to enrollment and retention of students.â&#x20AC;? Goldie believes that to reverse the decline in students, FGCU should invest in funding more scholarships, graduate assistantships and research fellowships to support the work of graduate students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that FGCU could greatly benefit in terms of future alumni support, research, etc. if they consider making greater investments in students at the graduate level. As director of scholarship, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m actively working to ensure that happens. I welcome all students with input, ideas, and comments to email me at,â&#x20AC;? Goldie said. As an attempt to expand graduate programs, students are now able to get a doctorate in education, which started this fall. However, Tolley explains that support is needed to introduce new programs, and the current state of the economy and Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget is not conducive to supporting those additions.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Growth is important and vital to both increase the visibility and national reputation of our programs,â&#x20AC;? said Melissa Hamley, master of forensic studies candidate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That growth, though, should be done responsibly and not just growth for the sake of numbers. Not only (would that be) unsustainable, but it would eventually negatively impact the students currently in our graduate programs, which might lead to a damaged reputation.â&#x20AC;? Nevertheless, adding new programs continues to be crucial. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a number of programs that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at over the next few years that will probably be coming through the process of program approval, but we have to be very careful about (bringing them in) based on our limited resources right now,â&#x20AC;? Tolley said. Despite the decline of enrollment in the College of Business, overall enrollment numbers for graduate students continue to go up this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The enrollment numbers are not an indication that the program is having trouble, but just an indication that they are trying to change their admission standards a little bit,â&#x20AC;? Tolley said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and they did not anticipate the strength of impact that it would have.â&#x20AC;?


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WWW.EAGLENEWS.ORG 55K<ELI< For Dr. Howard Smith, the lack of tenure isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an issue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lack of tenure in and of itself isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough to help or hinder me in my work. In a system like ours, you have to have confidence in a basic proposition: If you are helping the organization succeed in its mission to provide an excellent education to our students, you will be recognized and rewarded

55M<E;@E> Students looking for something more substantial than a small snack on campus may find themselves pondering prices as well. When compared to the Chickfil-A three miles away on Alico Road, most of the individual items available on the limited menu of the Student Unionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chick-fil-A

5598:?<CFIJ â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have done a lot of damage by not sticking to our knitting, and our knitting is education. We have lots of things that this university focuses on besides education. There is a social component to college, but when we lose the view that education is the primary goal, there can be a lot of problems,â&#x20AC;? Hobbs said. According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, those with a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree can expect to earn $2.5

WEDNESDAY SEPT. 7 EAGLE NEWS NEWS A5 for that accomplishment.â&#x20AC;? However, when it comes to the entire concept of reforming tenure, as is being done here at FGCU, Smith has his doubts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always thought that reformers should focus their energies on the parts of the system that can yield the greatest benefit at the lowest reasonable risk and cost. That may be tenure, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the decision is based on reasoned analysis or any data

that I have seen,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My own feeling is that the best value isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t to be found in reforming tenure, and that there is considerable risk in this approach, but I admit that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think, based on my experience in higher education and elsewhere in private and public management, that there are far more effective reforms that will generate greater returns without nearly as

much conflict and adversarial posturing,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot we can do together as faculty, student, administrators, and politicians to improve the university system in Florida. I think as a starting point if we clearly establish common goals based on improving student achievement, and cooperatively focus on the highest value improvements, we can be successful together.â&#x20AC;?

are more expensive. A regular chicken sandwich or order of eight nuggets costs $3.15 at the SU Chick-fil-A, while the same items cost $2.95 at the Alico location. Additionally, there is no way to cut costs by getting a combo meal, as these are not currently offered at the SU Chick-fil-A. Hence, a No. 1 (sandwich, fries and soft drink) cost 66 cents less

at the Alico location than the same combination of items at the Chick-fil-A on campus. Annie Bovitz, a freshman majoring in communication and an employee at the SU Chickfil-A, believes that the on-campus location will eventually expand the menu, adding combo meals and perhaps milk shakes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any time that a Chick-fil-A express opens up, we have a

limited menu until our sales prove that we can handle more,â&#x20AC;? Bovitz said. While most students are not going to drive off campus to save a few cents, there are students who want to be aware of the difference in cost based on location. After all, for many, being in college is synonymous with being broke.

million throughout their adult working life. This figure is not significantly higher than the $2.1 million those with bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees can expect. The gap, however, is quickly widening. Additionally, both of the estimated earnings for masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s holders are much higher than the figure for a person with only a high school degree, who can expect to earn $1.3 million over the course of his or her adult working life. Hobbs said that there is a wide variation of value for bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees in the job market. He also noted that it

is not just the major, but the individual student. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Education is not just vocational. It is also designed to expand your world and the way you think. Are our students getting that? I would venture to say that some of our philosophy students are and some of our finance students are,â&#x20AC;? Hobbs said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a job, as in a career I plan on having forever, I need grad school,â&#x20AC;? said Michael Monaldi, a junior biology major. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unless I plan on doing some random entrepreneurial nonsense,â&#x20AC;? he added jokingly. Monaldi then said that even if he were to seriously undertake an entrepreneurial venture, he feels that he would need to earn a graduate degree first. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know what they say: You need money to make money. So, to grad school I go.â&#x20AC;?

In light of the changing standards in the job market, how will FGCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10,000 undergraduate students react? Many will shift their focus toward graduate school after earning bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees.

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Scott Kelly, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, thinks it is a very positive thing for the university. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to look for jobs, and I think this will help,â&#x20AC;? he said. According to Loredo, nine tentative, prospective employers will be featured. Western and Southern Financial will kick off Recession Free Wednesday on Sept. 14. Target will follow on Sept. 21, Northwestern Mutual on Sept. 28 and Alico Inc. on Oct. 5. There will be a majors fair on Oct. 12, so the next employer, HMS Host, will continue the following week, on Oct. 19, followed by Metlife on Oct. 26 and concluding with Integrity Biofeedback Inc. on Nov. 2. This will give students the chance to see which job opportunities are available by speaking directly with a companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative. Recession Free Wednesday is a great place to look for internships as well as networking.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge networking opportunity here,â&#x20AC;? Loredo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to have that face-toface time.â&#x20AC;? Count in Tyler Dalbora, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I will go to it,â&#x20AC;? Dalbora said. There are opportunities for a wide variety of majors, according to Loredo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a broad spectrum for different majors,â&#x20AC;? Loredo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These include management, sales, medicine, hospitality and two Fortune-500 companies.â&#x20AC;? If you do not see a specific opportunity that interests you, Loredo advises that Recession Free Wednesday will lead to a network of possibilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Companies may be recruiting for a certain position, but students can still connect with their choice employer and see what other opportunities are available within that company,â&#x20AC;? Loredo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or someone may be able to give them a referral for who to talk to next.â&#x20AC;? Loredo used Target as an

example. Suppose you want to work for Target doing public relations, but they are only hiring management positions. It is still worthwhile to connect with them and see who you need to talk to in the public relations department. Kelly has already started looking for jobs ahead of his graduation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard, especially if you have a specific job in mind,â&#x20AC;? he said. And many students have the same goal in mind: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trying to stay recession free.â&#x20AC;?

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As she sifts through worn newspapers, tinted with a yellowish hue, Florida native Laurel Grantham’s eyes begin to become tearful. She begins to reflect back on the past 10 years not only as an American citizen, but as the mother of a lieutenant commander in the Navy. Her son, Christopher Provan, then 34, was directly involved in the response to 9/11. He was a senior pilot in his squadron, the Tophatters. Christopher was no novice to flying F-14 Tomcat fighter jets. He had earned his pilot’s

license at the early age of 18. His first encounter with flying the F-14 Tomcats was at a Navy flight school in Pensacola. Grantham remembers how even though the thought of her son manning a fighter jet was terrifying, she knew that this was what he was meant to do. “For a while he was actually the youngest F-14 pilot in the entire Navy,” Grantham said. He had been on dangerous missions before, serving aboard the USS Roosevelt and the Independence, but nothing as close to home like the response to 9/11. “This mission was more personal to him,” she said.

Provan was already aboard the USS Enterprise when the attacks on the World Trade Center occurred. That same morning the ship was scheduled to leave a port in Yemeni and head to Norfolk, Va. After learning of the attacks, the ship slowed and the return was postponed. That’s when the pilots took action. The ship had prepared to engage in a retaliation strike. The Tophatters flew their F-14 jets for eight hours on bombing missions in the Arabian Sea. Provan flew as a first responder whose mission was to bomb all of the airplanes and airports in the area as the radar intercept officer navigated him in

order to avoid fire from the enemy. They also destroyed a majority of the Taliban’s anti-aircraft guns. When Provan and the rest of the Tophatters took daylight flights over the area, they were satisfied to see that the bombings were successful. The exact details of the mission remain classified. After completing the mission, the USS Enterprise was ready to head home. “I’ll never forget the day that Tophatters flew their F-14s from the ship to the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach,” said Grantham. “It was a chilly Friday ... and I remember that there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. All you could see were

Ten years of rebuilding

the jets in perfect formation, known as the “Iron Cloud,” looming ahead. We had all of our family there and not one eye was dry. Seeing those jets approaching, I knew that my son was safe. He was home.” Grantham’s story is a reflection of how not only she, but other military families were and still are being affected by the 9/11 tragedy. In the 10 years following 9/11, many brave men and women have risked and lost their lives for our country. Every American owes a debt of gratitude to the courageous men and women who defend our country and the military families who sacrifice to support their mission.

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The new World Trade Center is rising from ground zero. Two skyscrapers, a memorial, a museum and a transit hub are under construction. Three more towers and a performing arts center are planned. 1 World Trade Center

(Formerly Freedom Tower) 1,776 feet high, 102 stories 2.6 million square feet Construction began April 2006 Scheduled to open in 2013 It will have 69 office floors, a restaurant, an enclosed observation deck and a two-level broadcast facility.

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2 World Trade Center 1,349 feet high, 88 stories 3.1 million rentable square feet The foundation construction began the summer of 2010.


3 World Trade Center 1,170 feet high 80 stories 2.8 million square feet Construction began summer 2010 The building will include 53 floors of office space and five retail levels.

7 World Trade Center 750 feet high, 52 stories 1.7 million square feet The rebuilt tower opened in May 2006 and is two-thirds leased. Performing Arts Center 1,000-seat venue with focus on modern dance No construction is scheduled while site is used as an exit from commuter trains.

4 World Trade Center 977 feet high 72 stories 2.3 million square feet It includes retail and commercial office space.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum Reflecting pools where the Trade Center towers stood Names of 2,987 victims of the 1993 and 2001 attacks will be inscribed around pools in the 8-acre plaza. The above-ground memorial will open Sept. 11, 2011 and the museum will open in 2012.

World Trade Center Transportation Hub 800,000 square feet, comparable to Grand Central Terminal It will provide access to PATH commuter rail, subway lines and Hudson River ferries. It is expected to be completed by 2014.

5 World Trade Center There is no construction timetable yet. It will stand on the site formerly occupied by the remains of the Deutsche Bank building.

Among giants 1 World Trade Center will be among the tallest buildings in the world. The towering Burj Khalifa was completed last year.

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Zifeng Tower Nanjing 1,476

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Jfd\k`d\j`kËjY\jkkfc\Xm\:_i`jk`Xe`kpflkf]`k 9p8e[i\n=i`\[^Xe Fg`e`fe\[`kfi The omnipresent issue of church and state separation has geared up for round oh-who-thehell-even-knows-now, with atheists in one corner and the ground zero memorial in the other. American Atheists has filed a lawsuit claiming that the display of a cross-shaped beam uncovered from the twin towers’ debris is not a fair representation of all religions. Its argument is an “all or nothing” one: either represent all religions equally or represent none at all. AA is offering to fund the other representations and has put forth an alternate icon: a firefighter carrying an injured person out. Peter Bergerson, a political


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ground zero, as well as for people As for the comfort the cross to save another? Everyone can get around the world.” provides, there is no reason for the behind that. Or don’t even replace Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication Regarding Daniels’ first point, display to be exclusionary. Why the cross. Just move it to an area science professor at FGCU, as a friend pointed out, any piece must Christianity have a monopoly where it doesn’t announce its stated that the display of a religious of rubble pulled from the wreckage on comfort? The “firefighter presence to the world and put the symbol on public property could be serves a historic purpose — why carrying a person out” icon is much firefighter where the cross currently in violation of separation of church give preferential treatment to the more encompassing to the melting is. As Bergerson said, groups that and state, depending on intent. If perceived cross? pot that is America, because after challenge the Christian values that it’s there for educational purposes, It’s virtually guaranteed that if all, Christians weren’t the only are part of our political culture are fine. But if it exists for religious an Islamic star and crescent had people to die in these attacks. often met with animosity. Likewise, purposes, then the AA may have been discovered in the wreckage This isn’t a matter of oppressing this article will surely draw a similar a case on its hands. Of course, on (which is highly improbable, similar Christian symbols, it’s a matter of amount of ire. private property, it’s a moot point— to how this “cross” is actually just being fair to all victims of the attack, Please note that isn’t an issue someone can display what he or she a remnant of one of the t-beams especially when AA wants to give its of being “offended” about a certain wishes on private property. used to construct the tower) and money to make sure that happens. religion’s icon, because being The memorial president, Joe was going to be displayed, America There’s no “affront on Christian offended is for the dogs. This is Daniels, has said that the cross is would be having a stroke. The values” going on here. Believe it or about recognizing that yes, despite merely a historical artifact that entire country would burst into not, there are people who do not find what the majority says, America will tell the story of 9/11 and that angry flames and Rick Perry might the cross comforting or even find it does have established code for the cross has become a “symbol of actually act on those secession discomforting. separation of church and state that spiritual comfort for the thousands jokes he made a few years ago. Calm But a universal, human icon in needs to be enforced from time to of recovery workers who toiled at down, that last part was a jest. a brave firefighter risking his life time.

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“getting to know” and role-playing activities, which is called “behind closed doors.” There are RAs in North Lake Village, South Village and West Lake Village, and all of them get the coveted benefit of free housing. Those in North and West Lake also get an additional compensation of $750 per semester, and are required to work five hours a week at the Commons’ front desk plus five RA hours per week, when they have to stay in their rooms. South Village RAs

receive a meal plan per semester as part of their compensation. There are several benefits and rewards that come with being an RA, which is why many of those chosen for the job want to return. Knight decided to work as an RA again this year because it is an awarding and incredible job. “What keeps bringing me back are the residents. I want to be a positive influence on their college experience,” Knight said. For her, the most important thing is to make sure that the

students “love where they live, this is my goal.” As an RA, she wants to be there for her residents through the good and bad times. The job certainly requires a lot of time and effort, and the RAs are required to execute many tasks involving administrative responsibilities, programming development, interaction with residents, supporting the Office of Housing and Residence Life, rolemodeling and being professional, among many others. Amanda Wahba, a sophomore majoring in political science and a first-time RA, shares that the job is “a really challenging, but rewarding position. You really don’t know what you put yourself into until you are actually in it. I love it”. RAs are strongly advised to provide different ways for their residents to contact them, and are scheduled to be “on-call” in the case of any incidents or emergencies. They are also expected to create events and team-building activities to achieve positive interaction with residents and to work on community development. When it comes to time management, “My planner is my best friend. I have to constantly schedule everything,” Knight said. She also makes sure to do all her schoolwork and personal tasks in

five business days so she has free time on the weekends. “I like to have the weekend to myself to recharge my batteries,” is the way Knight put it. When asked about the worst part of her job, Knight didn’t hesitate: “Being the bad guy and getting people in trouble.” Many RAs agree that one of the toughest tasks of their job is to enforce policies and bust students when they aren’t following the rules of housing. As for the fact that RAs have to be role models 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Knight said, “It’s hard but it’s worth it. It’s an amazing feeling to know that students would like to be RAs because of me”. The Office of Housing and Residence Life gives out the award of “RA of the Year” for the employee who best meets the expected performance. RAs also go to conferences across the country where they interact with RAs from different universities and go through many leadership and team-building activities. Knight also enjoys the fact that they get to meet and learn about all the departments at FGCU and its directors. “Being an RA is the best job you will ever have, and the one you will always remember,” Knight said.

New social network is created by students, for students 9pIXZ_\cG\i\q :feki`Ylk`e^ni`k\i Standing for Student Incorporated, is an up and coming website that is created by students and dedicated to students. Launched in June, a mere four months ago, the website has sparked interest with its easyto-use layout and “open-to-all” attitude. Created by Patrick Arenson, a senior at the University of Florida, along with Tulio Alvarez-Burgos and Erick Kavarin, both of whom are students at Princeton University, the idea that was originally thought to be for a magazine, grew to be much more. “There are no magazines for educated college students for current events,” Arenson said, speaking for the inspiration behind the idea. With their three separate concepts, the students collaborated to create what is now “A website,” Arenson said, “would maximize as much user involvement as possible.” Student Incorporated is in the style of individuality where anyone can write an article, express an opinion, or simply review a new

movie. It’s open to everyone and all with a simple layout that’s easy to navigate, not to mention that it’s absolutely free. So what makes it different from any other social network? “Twitter has potential, but you’re limited to what, 140 characters? Facebook is limited to only friends. Student Incorporated is free for expression,” Arenson said. The creators of Student Incorporated are constantly updating their terms of use to make sure that users are keeping in line and also reviewing and monitoring what is being posted. “We created the website in ‘phases’ so there’s room for expansion when opportunity comes,” Arenson said. Ideally, what’s being posted would be based on approval by the users and they would decide what would

be published and what would not. Arenson reasons this by “maximizing user input.” The three college students enjoy the creative aspect of the website and find it easy to manage the workload. “It’s convenient that there are three of us ... all of our own different point of views balance out,” Arenson said of the wide range of views the trio have. All three creators come from different backgrounds and their future plans all differ: Arenson is majoring in student resource economics, a business-related major, Kavarin is enrolled in medical school and Alvarez-Burgos is in law school. There is a wide gap between Princeton and UF, both figuratively and literally, and the same goes for all colleges across the nation. “You don’t realize how much people change even from four hours away,”

Arenson said. The diversity of the website could serve as a way to help college students find unity. Personal blogs, Arenson feels, are motivated largely by advertisements and traffic. Much of what is said is at a divided standpoint. “When we create a usergenerated website, with all viewpoints, all extremes will balance each other,” Arenson said. “Bored in class and have nothing to do? We all have time like that,” Arenson laughed. “This would be the perfect website because it expands on everything to kill time and learn something you’re not expecting.” Student Incorporated has the freedom to express how you want. “It’s also the perfect website to jumpstart anything you want to do. Every article contributed is recorded and made public,” Arenson said.

The idea is that if you have written any article for Student Incorporated, you can give a future employer a link and they would be able to see what you’ve written and how it was received by the public. The website isn’t just about giving personal feedback on the latest movie you saw or expressing your opinion about a popular issue. Student Incorporated is about bridging the gaps and getting the opportunity to link with peers, meet people and learn something new along the way. “I thought it was pretty neat,” said Richa Srivastava, a junior at Florida Gulf Coast University. “The website is easy to maneuver; it’s really laid out well.” User interest and user feedback is what Student Incorporated is all about. It started with three college students, but it’s turning out to be more than a local website. Still in its beginning stages, Student Incorporated has many new and exciting ideas. “Write what you love; write what you’re passionate about,” Arenson advises apprehensive users. The website is in the hands of the users and writers alike. As for the future, the possibilities are endless.



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9cf^c\X[jkfXYl[[`e^ZXi\\i`ejkXe[$lg 9pAf\cDfii`j JkX]]ni`k\i Three years ago this month, the ethnically ambiguous Joe Simmons took the stage at the Reserve Cigar and Wine Bar and, for the first time, tried to make strangers laugh. Now, he climbs onstage at the exact same spot, not just to celebrate his stand-up anniversary, but to raise awareness for the debilitating alterior lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). As the Reserve began its transformation from simple bar to nightclub, Simmons sat down with Eagle News to talk about his work, his future plans and advice for future performers. Eagle News: How did you get involved in becoming a comedian? Joe Simmons: Well, around 2005, I had a little blog I was working on when MySpace started getting big. I kind of transferred my humor writing over there, and it started taking off. I think at one point, I had the seventh most popular blog on the site, with Justin Timberlake at number eight, so I was like, “Suck it, JT.” But anyways, after being on there for a while, some comics got ahold of me after reading my stuff and said I should try stand-up. Of course, I had a huge fear of public speaking, so I started attending Toastmasters, which is a sort of support group for people like that. Then I had to just get onstage.

EN: How would you describe your style? JS: I’m somehow deadpan. After about a year and a half of listening to my sets, I started noticing what you call “performance voice.” Basically, my voice went up a full octave. So I tried just performing with the most tired, lowest voice I could. So now I have jokes with these ridiculous premises, like “Undercover Date,” and deliver them with as little excitement as possible.

EN: Are there any subjects or areas that you consider off limits? JS: Uh, you know, I don’t really think I have any taboo subjects. I have subjects that I haven’t broached, and probably will never broach. I’ve never done a racial joke, for example.


EN: Speaking of race, you don’t really go into your Asian heritage that much. JS: Yeah, I kind of hint at it in the beginning of my act, and I will probably get into that more as I write, just because it is such a huge part of who I am. But for now, I just like making fun of myself for the life I’ve chosen, not because of what race I am.

EN: What are your goals, going forward? JS: Well obviously, I’d love to make a living ... being creative. I haven’t been doing the humor writing. I tried restarting my blog a few months ago ... I quit again. I’m also doing the stand-up, and I’m also writing new material. One is eventually going to support the other. You know, either my stand-up gets me enough notice that, like, The Onion notices me or some shit like that, or my humor writing somehow gets me enough notice that I’m getting more gigs in stand-up. One to support the other. My goal is actually to do both, if I can pull it off.

EN: You’ve been to small bars such as this, as well as this area’s biggest venues, such as Off the Hook on Marco Island. At what kind of venues do you usually perform? JS: I’m not picky. Stage time is valuable, no matter what. Whether it’s a hot dog place downtown or whatever. It gets you more comfortable, so I’m not choosy where I perform. Large crowds are obviously better; it’s easier to get that booming laughter. It’s tough with small crowds, trying to get that energy out of them. I’ve performed at a hot dog stand, and I’ve performed at the Hollywood Improv on the East Coast. You know, where you earn your living is at (not the greatest) gigs, because that’s where you become a better comic. You go to the Hollywood Improv and you have 400 people out there, that’s fun. You know, you don’t really get better. You learn your craft at shows like tonight.

If you go What: Live Stand-Up Comedy Show featuring Joe Simmons When: 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Where: Fred’s Food, Fun & Spirits in Naples What to wear: Casual




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skills,â&#x20AC;? said Melanie Adams, marketing and events assistant for FGCU Student Affairs. She also coordinates advertising sales for Eagle News. Career Development Services offers multiple times and days for students to come in and receive help with their resume. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Mondays, there is walk-in advising all day, and Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m.,â&#x20AC;? Adams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then, on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. there are resume and job search workshops. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If students canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attend any of those times then they are always welcome to make an appointment,â&#x20AC;? Adams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students can also connect with employers every Wednesday during Recession-Free Wednesdays where an employer will be on campus to meet and network with students

from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.â&#x20AC;? In addition to all the services mentioned above, once a month there will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Career, My Choiceâ&#x20AC;? workshops where faculty members team up with professionals in a specific industry to speak with students about careers associated with their majors. There is also a part-time job fair coming up where students can interact with employers from the area to put in applications and give their resumes. These are a few of many other events that students can take advantage of throughout the school year. Other events are majors fairs and an Etiquette Dinner, which will be held in the spring semester. If there is one thing students are most afraid of, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the interviewing process. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students can have a successful interview to get their ideal job or internship

by being prepared,â&#x20AC;? Adams states. â&#x20AC;&#x153;CDS advises students to research the company they are interested in and learn as much about the culture as possible,â&#x20AC;? Adams said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;By learning about the company, students can customize their resume and cover letter to tailor the needs of an employer and get their foot in the door.â&#x20AC;? Another important thing to strive for when you are interviewing for a job is to have a clear, easy-to-read resume. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Employers only spend about 30 seconds to one minute looking at a resume; therefore, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to stand out.â&#x20AC;? You do not need to go far to find the CDS office. They are located on the first floor of the Student Union extension, and advisers are willing to help with any issues or questions you may have, including giving you mock interviews and resumes.

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9pA\eepN`cc`Xdjfe JkX]]ni`k\i This summer, teacher merit pay was introduced to the state of Florida for grades K-12 in spite of a flurry of opposition from the National Education Association, teachers and concerned citizens. Now Governor Rick Scott is investigating the possibility of applying this controversial program to Florida’s state-supported centers of higher learning, which includes FGCU. The merit pay proposal is said to be modeled after the plan currently being considered for implementation in Texas. The Texas plan has seven basic components: 1. Establish clear measures of effectiveness 2. Public recognition of instructors 3. A division of teaching and research budgets 4. Evidence of skill requirements 5. “Results based” contracts where students measure the quality of their instructors 6. Placement of state funds into the hands of students 7. Creation of an alternate form of accreditation In addition, Governor Scott’s plan would tie instructor pay to the number of students they teach and the amount of research dollars brought in. The concept of a merit pay system is disturbing. Critics of the plan are fearful professors will become less collaborative and more competitive with each other. There is also concern professors will become victims of a popularity contest where they are rated based upon their likeability as opposed to their teaching skills. Critics take a slippery-slope approach to merit pay, claiming professors are likely to change their teaching approach, which could cause grade inflation in their attempts to maintain favorable standing with the students. The breakdown of the Texas proposal addressed the issue of grade inflation by stating instructors could, at their discretion, “limit the maximum number of A’s and B’s awarded in class.” This could

potentially confuse the actual value of any given grade. While there is room to debate the validity of each of the seven components, the most disconcerting aspects are the alternative accreditation and linking pay to the number of students taught. What happens to the value of a degree when an alternative accreditation, specific to the state of Florida, is enacted? Will classes transfer to out-of-state schools if we decide to continue our education elsewhere? Will graduate schools outside of Florida view our degrees as watered down? Will employers throughout the other 49 states consider a degree issued by a public Florida college less of an asset than one issued under commonly accepted accreditation standards? Unfortunately, none of these questions can be answered until after a merit pay program is established. The value of Florida’s undergraduate degrees should not be risked on an unproven plan. Teaching professionals rarely enter the field of education for money. They are often under-valued, under-respected and, even more often, they are under-paid. Merit pay based on student performance and student evaluations will only make the job of being a professor more difficult. Their focus should be on teaching us the skills we need to be successful after we leave their classrooms. It is troubling to imagine an instructor’s paycheck being based, even in part, upon the number of students they instruct. Many of us enjoy small classes that encourage discussion and interaction between students and faculty. Our professors are accessible. If they become pressured to take on additional classes or larger class sizes, they might become less available. Smaller classes could run the risk of cancellation, which could increase the time it takes to obtain a degree. Ultimately, students pay the price of merit pay. Jenny is a junior majoring in environmental engineering. She loves the Boston Red Sox, riding roller coasters, writing poetry and watching science fiction programs.

I\c`^`flj$YXj\[i\jki`Zk`fef]^Xp dXii`X^\_XjefZfejk`klk`feXcYXj\ 9p:fcc`eCc\n\ccpe JkX]]ni`k\i Religion is intruding on the rights of Americans. A majority of Americans practice and believe in some sort of a Judeo-Christian religion. It’s our natural inclination to vote for someone who is similar to us and to have our nation’s leader share our morals and values. The Constitution protects our right to bend our knees everyday and pray to any God that we choose. That same Constitution also protects civil liberties and prevents a religion from infringing on these rights. The best example of this infringement is the issue of gay marriage. Millions of Americans are missing out on their rights because of lawmakers’ religious persuasions guiding laws for a secular country. Let the churches decide whom to perform marriage services for, but don’t let those decisions affect the 1,338 federal rights and protections couples get under the civil concept of marriage, rights that are not obtained through civil union. These rights include: social security, disability, retirement, medical leave, worker’s compensation, tax exemptions, and the right to visit loved ones in the hospital or make decisions in fatal medical situations. This issue shouldn’t be about America’s fear of social change or issues of faith and religious doctrine. This issue is about alienating Americans by passing laws that go against everything this country stands for. With the election year imminent, Republican presidential nominee Michele Bachmann has made her view on gay marriage clear. She likened the issue of gay marriage to Pearl Harbor soldier Orville Ethier unsuccessfully warning U.S. military control of an imminent Japanese attack: “Today we face perhaps the greatest attack on the family in our

lifetime. Now is OUR time to stand up and send a message to avert an equally impending disaster.” This statement uses words like ‘attack’ and ‘disaster’ and, taken out of context, one may believe this quote was about foreign policy. In reality, she’s speaking of someone’s right to love and marry and visit that loved one in the hospital. Bachmann can pray to whomever she wants, she can go to whatever church she wants and she can try and “pray the gay away” all she wants. She has the right to do those things. She doesn’t have the right to let her religious convictions impede on the fundamental rights of those whom she does not like. Dr. Peter Bergerson of the Division of Public Affairs here at FGCU comments on the issue of legislation passed that restricts gay marriage. “It doesn’t reflect the values that generally the U.S. has stood for.” Dr. Bergerson also suggests that these hot topics are usually just political devices for campaigns. “For the most part it’s used to rally a political party’s base, it becomes campaign policy and it attracts people to their cause. Social norms are changing, and change is difficult for some groups and they feel threatened.” But using government as a catalyst to fight against the changing nature of social norms and cultural evolution is wrong, especially when it involves leaving a whole group of citizens without rights that are promised by our government. Times are changing and fighting it only leads to a more divided and hostile America. Let’s give everyone the same rights we all want to enjoy ourselves. Who was it who said, “Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them”? Collin is a senior majoring in English. He enjoys writing on topics such as nutrition, society and the environment. Collin also enjoys writing long fiction.


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J\cÕ\jj=i\jefjlg\i`ek\e[\ek df[\ieifc\df[\c]figfc`k`Z`Xej 9pDXe[`\IX`enXk\i JkX]]ni`k\i When I think of the philanthropic people, I think of Bill Gates. He and his wife Melinda have given billions to ensure that education is a civil right amongst developing nations. They are saints for those who would not receive an education otherwise. I also think of Oprah Winfrey, who has built schools for educating girls in South Africa, empowering girls who would not otherwise succeed. And while the list can go on and on, I have to add a new inspiration to my list: Larry Powell. I know what you’re thinking: who is Larry Powell? Mr. Powell is an educator from California. Stricken with polio as a child, Powell overcame many obstacles (including the dreaded 20-foot rope climb in a record 1.8 seconds in a leg brace, according to Tracie Cone of the Associated Press) to become a high school civics teacher and eventually rise to the elected position of the Fresno Superintendent of Schools. He is in charge of 35 school districts, for a total of 325 schools and about 195,000 students. And, as of late August, he does it all for free. In the face of budget cuts to his schools from the state of California, Powell asked to retire as the superintendent and be rehired under a few conditions. First, that the just over $200,000 dollars a year he was forfeiting remained in the district’s discretionary funding pool so that he could use it to fund programs such as an anti-bullying initiative as well as a Pre-K and Kindergarten program. The second stipulation was that he be rehired at a pay of only $31,000 and no benefits. The school board couldn’t pass up the deal. They got a great leader at a price $10,000 less than a first year teacher! But Powell couldn’t stop there. He said he would donate the $31,000 paycheck to a variety if charities. In keeping with the undying spirit of a civic instructor, Powell tells Cone, “Our goal has never been to have things, we want to give back.” Larry Powell will not go hungry, however. He will still receive a six figure retirement. But he does save the district $28,000 a year by doing so early. Powell cites disappointment over schemes in other districts to over-inflate the salaries of the board as a reason

behind this selfless act. No one knew what Powell had done for 4 days. His ultimate goal is to restore the people’s faith in the government. Honestly, I don’t think he can do that alone. A school board council member praised his move. The former Mayor of Fresno said Powell embodied the American Spirit. The Secretary of Education Arne Duncan phoned to express his gratitude. I, for one, have not heard of any other of the high paid officials in all branches and from all sides of government mention this. Granted, Powell still gets six figures, but the effort is genuine. It’s similar to that old saying, “It’s not the gift, but the thought that counts.” I also understand the need to make sure that political figures are less susceptible to corruption by giving them salaries that can cover anything they need, but come on. Kids need art. They need music. And they need to know there is something worth working for, not that everything is broken and hope all lost. Private sector millionaires such as Warren Buffet have asked for the lawmakers to fix the tax breaks on wealthier citizens and Congress won’t do it. Maybe because 251 of them are millionaires and well within that group of “wealthier citizens.” I know what some of you will say: “Moocher!” “Socialist!” “Democrat!” And I disagree (except the Democrat part). All I ask is a fair wage, a fair price, and a fair shake. Who doesn’t? I think people like Powell are starting to embrace the idea. The real question is, will people look for the genuine article when they go to cast their votes in 2012 or will they fall for plastic or fanatical politicians? I don’t see a lot of people volunteering in Washington, DC to do what Powell did, although the private sector is trying to do what’s right. Nonetheless, I bet the country would be a lot more comfortable knowing that a member of Congress wanted something they couldn’t afford for a paycheck or two so they could better identify with us—the little people that pay those checks. Mandie is a junior majoring in secondary social science education. She is married with two children and serves on the Board of Directors of C.A.R.E.S. Suicide Prevention.

K\ok`e^j_fik_Xe[ZXeY\Zfe]lj`e^# Ylkd\[`ld`jX[mXekX^\flj 9pIXj_X`C\\ JkX]]ni`k\i Have you ever noticed how quick we are to answer an incoming text message? No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we have to answer a text message. Whether we’re in class, studying or working, our phones never stop vibrating or beeping. Because text messaging has consumed us, we have forgotten how to speak to one another face to face. Think about all the people you converse with on a daily basis. You text each other all the time, however, when you’re face to face, you have nothing to say to each other. If you haven’t been in this situation, congratulations, you have mastered communication. Speaking of communication, texting has caused communication to be misunderstood. How many times have you read a text and you misunderstood what the messenger was trying to say to you? You read the text repeatedly and still didn’t understand. Misunderstanding text messages is a form of how texting has changed communication. Since phones limit how many characters a text can have, we have to shorten our words in a text message. However, we must understand if

we’re going to shorten our words, we have to make sure the receiver of our message understands the message. Texting hasn’t only affected communication negatively. There are some advantages to texting. Sometimes, if we need to contact someone quickly and he or she doesn’t answer a phone call, we could send a text. In addition, texting allows us to say hello to our friends. How many of you text your friends before you call them? A few of you do and you text them because it’s more convenient than picking up the phone and calling. This is why texting has become so prevalent in our society; it is quicker and more convenient. Maybe one day, texting will disappear. Until that day comes, we are going to enjoy it as much as possible. Rashai is a sophomore majoring in communication. She loves laying on the beach at night, looking at the stars. She is an avid reader and writer who hopes to one day share her words with others. Rashai would like to be a broadcast or print journalist to support her passion for writing and weakness for ice cream.

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Freshman setter Gigi Meyer had 13 assists and junior opposite Brittany Muse led the team with 6 kills. “They (USC) were big and physical but we are big and physical too,” Muse said. “We just need to get back in the gym, keep our heads up and play tomorrow. I think it’s a good learning experience, but it could be a bad thing if we play scared tomorrow.” The Eagles couldn’t bounce back after the straight-set loss to USC. FGCU got swept at home, losing 3-0 to UCF and 3-1 to Furman on Saturday to conclude the invitational. Redshirt senior Jelena Simic, who led the Eagles in kills in 2009 but missed the 2010 season with a torn ACL, was a

welcome addition to the FGCU lineup. A shoulder injury kept Simic out of the first game of the tournament but she returned for day two. Her 16 kills over the two games on Saturday weren’t enough to get the Eagles going. Nichols felt that a lack of time on the court together was a common factor in the three losses this weekend. However, despite being swept in the tournament, Nichols doesn’t see it as an unsuccessful weekend. “Overall it was productive,” Nichols said. “We knew we scheduled a tough tournament. The main thing is by the end of the weekend our freshmen were more secure and weren’t as jittery as they were in the beginning. Now we need to grow.”


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<X^c\jYXkkc\#Ylkjk`ccn`ec\jj`e\Xicp^f`e^ 9pIfeC\\ JkX]]ni`k\i The Florida Gulf Coast University menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team will feel the pressure mounting this week as they return home from a two-game West Coast road trip. The Eagles (0-1-2) returned home early Monday morning with a pair of draws in the Portland Nike Invitational. The Eagles played two doubleovertime games against Portland and Washington, finishing both games tied 1-1. FGCU entered the season with high expectations, but have not yet put a game in the win

column. Although the Eagles did not return home with a win, head coach Bob Butehorn was satisfied with his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the first game I felt like the environment was great for us,â&#x20AC;? Butehorn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as tests and difficulties go, it was very good. In the Washington game we showed character playing with a man down. It was an informative week and it tested us. Under those conditions, to walk away with two points on the road and out west was a good experience.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles played the

Washington game a man down for almost the final 90 minutes after junior Jelani Smith was sent off with a red card in the 21st minute. FGCU was highlighted by nine saves from A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year Adam Glick and a defense that saw three players log the full 110 minutes, including freshman Federico Crespo-Pauly. The Eagles have not just relied on underclassmen on the defensive side of the ball, either. Freshman midfielder Yianni Sarris has given the Eagles big minutes in the early going, and

leads the team in points with a goal and an assist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am pleased the young guys are giving us good minutes,â&#x20AC;? Butehorn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Understanding itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a long season, though, we need the upperclassmen to put more of a stamp on the games. The older guys need to grab more stats. (This team) is similar to the last few years. It takes a little while to get our tempo and rhythm going, but once it gets going we are a very good team.â&#x20AC;? FGCU looks ahead this week to a matchup against Atlantic-10 foe Rhode Island on Thursday

before heading back out on the road for four games. The biggest game is highlighted by a matchup against No. 9 UC-Irvine (4-0-0) in the USF Tournament in Tampa on Sept. 16. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel like every game is a must win for us, but we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make that our focus,â&#x20AC;? Butehorn said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are playing a very good team in Rhode Island. They are well coached. The schedule is right where we want it to be right now, and we have some big games coming up.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles take on Rhode Island at 7p.m. Sept. 8 at the FGCU Soccer Complex.

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goalkeeper. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a calming presence for us.â&#x20AC;? Correllus, the reigning A-Sun Player and Defensive Player of the Year, feels that a reason for that calm has been good communication among the defense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the communication level has always been pretty good,â&#x20AC;? Correllus said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kat (Hunter) and I, and Steph (Powers) keep it fairly organized, and try to slow the pace down a little bit. Sometimes it (the game) will get a little hectic.â&#x20AC;? Arnold, freshman forward Shannen Wacker (five starts, one assist) and sophomore midfielder Kayley Clay (three starts, one goal) are among the underclassmen on offense who get significant playing time. Blankenship enjoys the excitement of his inexperienced offense. FGCU has 11 new players and 10 seniors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well I like it; I think it (the youth on offense) brings a little bit of excitement,â&#x20AC;? Blankenship said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re athletic, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got some pace and they get after it. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re young and they want to prove themselves, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a nice blend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got the experience to kind of get us through the tough moments and the young guys bring a little bit of energy to the mix.â&#x20AC;?


FGCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team has been through plenty of challenges early on in their nonconference schedule, including a Sept. 1 game against Duquesne University, which was delayed 2 1/2 hours due to lightning, and ended with the Eagles winning the game in double overtime, 1-0. The Eagles then came home to host Miami on Tuesday night, where they lost 2-1 in double overtime. The Duquesne game served as a showcase of FGCUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (4-2) success so far this season with its young offense and seasoned defense. Jessica Swartzentruber, a junior forward for the Eagles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; who scored the game-winning goal, her second of the season, against Duquesne â&#x20AC;&#x201D; looks for the offense to catch up to the defense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty good; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re headed in the right direction at the moment,â&#x20AC;? Swartzentruber said after the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We still have a lot to work on offensively. Our defense and midfield has been pretty strong, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still working to score more goals.â&#x20AC;? FGCU has scored two goals or fewer in four of its five games. Freshman midfielder Melissa Arnold, who also has scored two goals this season, agreed with Swartzentruber.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that our offense is the one thing that we need to work on the most,â&#x20AC;? Arnold said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our offense is getting a lot better from the beginning of the season, but we still have room to grow and play better as a unit, but right now it seems to be clicking.â&#x20AC;? Arnold, the all-time leading goal scorer (33) at Timber Creek Regional high school in Sicklerville, N.J., is also pleased with the fact that she has scored two goals and notched two assists so early in her young career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited about it,â&#x20AC;? Arnold said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came in with the mentality to work as hard as I could, and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t come in trying to be selfish and score all the goals myself, so having assists as well is helpful, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nice having the goals.â&#x20AC;? The veteran leadership on defense â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from senior goalie Stephanie Powers, redshirt senior defender Kathleen Hunter, redshirt senior defender KC Correllus, redshirt junior defender Ashley Ciesielczyk and junior defender Jennifer Crittenberger â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has helped as well. Powers has 26 saves and two shutouts this season. FGCU coach Jim Blankenship relies on his defense during tense situations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (defense) what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve hung our hat on since day one,â&#x20AC;? Blankenship said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got two juniors, two seniors, and a senior

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