The Friday, September 18, 2015
The Grove City College Student Newspaper
An amazing race
Vol. 102, No. 3
Friendly competition and fun for all
Megan Rhodes Contributing Writer
Nu Lambda Phi fraternity and Alpha Beta Tau sorority organized and hosted their version of “The Amazing Race” this past weekend, in order to raise money for the Young Life organization. Held on Saturday, Sept. 12, this campus-wide event involved over 100 students in teams of two, competing to win a flat-screen television. The theme of the race was based off of the reality TV show, The Amazing Race. In the show, multiple teams of two compete for prizes by solving clues and completing challenges at different locations until they reach the final location and the finish line. These locations often take teams around the country and sometimes even around the world. “We wanted to see how we could put it into a smaller form and whether it would work or not,” said event coordinator and Nu Lamb Stephen Strosko before the event, “We’ve never done this before, so we’re just gonna go with it and see what happens.” The campus version of “The Amazing Race” consisted of nine stations, covering areas from lower campus to the Quad, even extending so far as the men’s parking lotknown as Siberia-behind the Hall of Arts and Letters. It started at the steps of RACE 2
Ben Koerber and Simon DeAngelo, the winners of “The Amazing Race,” cross Rainbow Bridge duct-taped together. Additional participants cheer them on during the campus-wide contest.
Professors preach off Powell, Mitchell & McNulty face off
Thomas Kutz Staff Writer
SGE ready for action
Beta Sigma fraternity on Monday hosted its annual “Professor Preach-Off” on Lincoln Lawn, featuring two professors and College President Paul J. McNulty ʼ80. Several hundred students packed the hillside to hear professors Dr. Scott Powell and Dr. Andrew Mitchell, along with President McNulty, deliver their messages. Powell opened up the evening with a word about faithfulness and patience. Powell spoke of the choices that students make and how the choices impact their lives. “College is a spiritual crossroads,” Powell said, “So choose wisely.” Powell continued to speak about how an individual’s friends can influence behavior and habits as well as their spiritual life. He closed with two words about the walk of faith: “Keep walking.” The history department’s
After meeting an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm and interest both at the Organization Fair and their informational table in the Breen Student Union, it is full steam ahead for the Students for Gender Equality Club (SGE). Even though they have not officially been declared a club, the executive board of the group has big plans to bring issues of equality to light at Grove City College. The club has only come to this point after several members dedicated their summers to working towards this goal. This past summer, Vice President Danielle DiQuattro went on a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Conservative Student Conference. It was there that she connected with the
This door can open the doors to more topics that are taboo on campus but are real in society Peter Augustine
Mitchell was next to speak and immediately earned a few laughs from his former students when talking about failure. Mitchell began with the title of his message, “Reflections on Failure by One of Life’s Biggest.” To his students, Mitchell is anything but a failure, but Mitchell spoke of failure as human nature and how to overcome it in life. Mitchell used the example of David and Saul and their shortcomings and sinful nature. Mitchell gave special emphasis to Psalm 51 about David’s sin with Bathsheba, encouraging students to learn it or memorize it. Mitchell closed
by encouraging students not to lose sight of what God has in store for their lives. McNulty was last to speak, and he spoke of practicality in life rather than one specific passage of scripture. McNulty told students to view their work as their jobs while in school. McNulty spoke of “how much knowledge matters for your life,” and he spoke about avoiding the “could have done it better” mindset regarding students’ time in college. “There is no other time like [college] to reflect on things and read things that
What’s behind the new intervisitation policy? Page 4
Open house at the library brings in people wanting prizes and puppies. Page 7
Are men taking over the world of Orchesis? Page 5
Paul vs. Trump: the Republican race continues all the way to election time. Pages 9 & 10
Football team plays well; falls just short during Saturday’s home opener. Page 12
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Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, whose mission includes “Preparing and Promoting Conservative Women Leaders.” “It was a great experience. I was able to hear women who have held high positions and was also able to make connections in hopes of bringing some speakers to our campus for a conference we’re planning in the fall,” DiQuattro said. With the summer behind them, SGE is looking ahead to this fall semester, with a SGE 2
September 18, 2015
New Earhart Collection graces library’s shelves
Contributing Writer The Henry Buhl Library received a wide-ranging collection of over 2,200 books from the Earhart Foundation this summer. The Earhart Collection mostly focuses on the humanities and social sciences, including topics such as philosophy, religion, history, literature, economics, international affairs, government, politics, and law, according to Library Director Barbra Munnell. She added that some of the books were published as recently as 2015 while others date from as early as the 1960s. The Library received the shipment of 88 boxes of books in August. The collection is located on the back wall of the Large Reference Room at Henry Buhl Library. Munnell said the majority of the Earhart
Collection is already available to check out from the library. “It can be borrowed, it was just the foundation’s wish that it be maintained as its own collection. Just like any of our other books you can borrow it for three weeks, you can renew it, return it when you’re done,” Munnell said. A plaque will soon be placed to commemorate the collection. Munnell said the Earhart Foundation contacted the library at the suggestion of their trustee board member John Moore, who served as president of Grove City College from 1996 to 2003. “The foundation is closing its doors at the end of 2015, and they needed to find a home for their books. And so President Moore immediately thought of Grove City,” Munnell said. She added that President Moore believed the
collection would be a good fit for Grove City College. Harry Boyd Earhart founded the Earhart Foundation in 1929 in Ann Arbor, Mich. According to First Principles ISI Web Journal the organization originally supported charitable and religious causes but expanded its support to scholars and researchers who defended liberty. The foundation’s 1985 statement says, “Harry Boyd Earhart believed profoundly that the free, competitive American enterprise system, based upon the Christian ethic, was the highest form of social organization in history.” According to Ingrid Gregg, the president of the Earhart Foundation, the books of the Earhart Collection are products of the grants that the foundation distributed to aid scholars and researchers. Several Grove City College
professors benefited from these grants and added their books to the collection. Paul Kengor wrote “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” as well as “God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life.” Gary Smith, the chair of the history department, received similar aid from the foundation for both “Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush” and “Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents.” According to Smith, the Earhart Foundation typically funds politically, socially, and religiously conservative authors. “I think that’s the unifying theme,” Smith said. Smith explained that the grants he received from the foundation enabled him to enhance his research by traveling to the presidential libraries across the country. He noted that without the
help of the Earhart Foundation, “it would have been hard to do that, and I probably wouldn’t have done it on my own.” The foundation also helped Smith by compensating him for working on his books instead of teaching intercession courses and by giving his publisher a subvention. This assistance enabled the publisher to sell the books at a cheaper price and made the books more attractive to purchasers. The Earhart Collection also contains works by several authors who have won Nobel laureates in economics, including Milton Friedman and James M. Buchanan. Munnell assessed the collection by saying, “We’re very happy to have it; it’s a very powerful collection … All in all you know the collection is a wonderful fit for the college.”
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Dr. John H. Moore, former College president and Earhart Foundation board member, left, shakes hands with current President Paul J. McNulty as Ingrid Gregg, Earhart Foundation director, looks on. Behind them is part of Henry Buhl Library’s new Earhart Collection.
RACE the Rockwell Hall of Science and traversed in a zig-zag fashion across the campus, where it ended with teams running duck-taped to each other from lower campus to the Quad. Some of the more interesting parts involved moving a tin foil boat with marbles down Wolf Creek, eating sardines, and a wheelbarrow race on the soccer field. Despite concerns of rain, the event continued without incident. Between 50 to 60 teams
SGE conference on Christian feminism in the works. President Evlyn Roper said they have secured Kristina LaCellePeterson as a speaker and are waiting on confirmation from a few others. LaCelle-Peterson, Professor of Religion at Houghton College with a Ph.D. from Drew University, is an advocate for gender equality from a Christian theological perspective. Her book, “Liberating Tradition: Women’s Identity and Vocation in
showed up to compete for prizes ranging from a flatscreen T.V. for first place, to DVDs and candy for the next seven teams, and other oddities for participants. Freshmen roommates Ben Koerber and Simon DeAngelo took first place and the flat-screen T.V., completing the event in an hour and 15 minutes. Sophomore roommates Matt Genzink and Connor Ritchie followed close behind in second, and sophomore Daniel Huff and junior Maya Craig took third place. When asked what the hard-
est event was, Craig replied, “The wheelbarrow-handstand thing was the hardest.” The event seemed to be a big success overall, with the majority of the teams finishing in about two hours. But would the participants compete again? “Definitely, I’d do it again today if I could,” said Craig. “It was a lot of fun. Friendly competition for sure.” Given its success, the Nu Lambs and the ABTs hope to run a similar event next year, with several adjustments and hopefully warmer weather.
years later may be relevant to something that challenges you,” McNulty told students. McNulty said of the knowledge gained in the classroom, “You never know when it will become valuable.” McNulty then talked to students about balance. “Balance is the key to your success in just about every endeavor,” McNulty told students. “Because I had balanced my life that was in the church and with my family, it put me in a position to make
good judgments in life’s decisions.” In other words, “We learn best when we care about all the rest.” McNulty stated, describing the rest as, “Discipleship, walking with the Lord, relationships & lifelong fellowship, opportunities to serve others; physical care of your body in recreational opportunities.” The annual preach-off saw one of its best turnouts in recent years thanks to the high profile speakers, including a few of students’ favorites.
Christian Perspective,” addresses the central role of Scripture in the Christian life and how it can be liberating for both genders. The conference will most likely take place in November over two nights, with a few speakers each night. Multiple topics regarding feminism from a Christian standpoint, such as the role of women in the church and being made in the image of God, will be covered from several different points of view.“Even if women are given the same socio-economic opportunities, that doesn’t
mean that they’re going to be treated the same within that status. That’s what the issue is and that is what needs to be addressed,” said Treasurer Isaac Kim when asked why the College needs a gender equality club. “This group can open the doors to more topics that are taboo on campus, but are real in society; like legalization of same-sex marriage. It’s huge in the world, but on campus it’s not talked about,” added Secretary Peter Augustine. The club’s goals go beyond gaining equality for women. Both Roper and Augustine
voiced that this club is not about spreading hate. It is all about opening doors to conversations that otherwise would not take place on this campus. SGE’s overall purpose is to “enable open and intelligent discussion about gender roles, both in society and the church.” They hope that every student on campus will ask the question, “Who am I as a man or woman in Christ?” Marketing and Advertising Director Cassidy Nelson is looking at SGE as a learning opportunity. Both Nelson and DiQuattro voiced
their eagerness to learn more about facing gender equality in the world. Being in the real world where there are opposing viewpoints is much different from being on campus, where only a certain train of thought is generally accepted. “We have a very conservative campus, and many people complain about not having multiple viewpoints voiced on campus. So why not bring them here? Why not bring a little controversy if it opens up conversations?” said DiQuattro.
Sept 18, 2015
TLC runs out of toner Student printing hampered by delayed delivery Ethan Paszko
Contributing Writer The Technological Learning Center was at the center of campus scrutiny following a controversial three-day period when the printers ran out of toner. The TLC allows students to print a virtually unlimited amount of pages free of charge. Outside of their own personal printer, the only printing source students have is the TLC. Senior Brian Metzler expressed that he always goes to the TLC to print since he doesn’t bring his personal printer to school. Fortunately, an auxiliary printer was set up during the toner out-
age to aid students like Metzler with their printing. Senior David Hall also had to print an assignment for class, but was unable to do so using the floor printers. “I don’t understand how they can run out of toner. One would think that they would stock up before school,” Hall said. Senior Nathan Gale said, “These things happen, and I’m sure the profs [sic] understand such extenuating circumstances.” The question is, how did they run out of toner? Vincent DiStasi, Vice President-Chief Information Officer, revealed the issue was far beyond the school’s con-
trol and that the TLC performed quite well in obtaining more toner considering the circumstances. “The toner was ordered at least two weeks before school started, but due to an issue that developed at the manufacturers, our vendor was required to pull toner from various distributors, delaying its arrival,” DiStasi said. Perhaps this raises another concern related to printing at the TLC. Traditionally, there has never been a numeric limit set on pages printed, yet the unsaid rule dictates not to print any more than a long paper, or roughly 20-30 pages. Hall weighed in on this is-
sue. “There was a girl who printed 200 pages at least. If people could refrain from printing textbooks, it would be appreciated,” Hall said. Discussions have taken place in years past to limit students’ printing or to charge money for such services. A possible idea on the horizon, according to DiStasi, is to enact a quota of “free” pages, and once that quota is consumed, there would be a charge. “It is not meant to be punitive but to provide a reality that printing does have an associated cost with it and also that not everything needs to be printed,” DiStasi said.
Despite the perhaps uncalled for maelstrom of criticism the TLC has much appreciation for their services. Gale defended them by saying that, “the TLC is convenient as it provides me access to easy printing and allows me to bypass having a printer in my room.” Aaron Rosenberger, a computer science major, also mentioned, “the toner mishap did not inconvenience me at all.” Rest assured that there is now plenty of toner in the TLC and employees do not anticipate another occurrence like this happening in the near future.
A frozen dilemma: Katie’s Corner vs. Sweet Jeanie’s
Emily Bartlow Life Editor
I scream, you scream, we all scream for… which ice cream? Having choices can be a blessing. From choosing an occupation, the weekend’s itinerary, or even the use of salted or unsalted butter, the presence of “choice” is what makes America free. However, when it comes to quandaries concerning ice cream, this freedom of choice can become quite the burden. With two ice cream establishments boasting homemade ice cream within just two miles from the Grove City College campus, students, faculty and townspeople alike face a serious frozen delight dilemma. Which establishment should they patronize – Katie’s Korner or Sweet Jeanie’s? The results are in, and several findings are worthy of mention. First, the ice cream! While Katie’s Korner offers nearly 50 flavors, Sweet Jeanie’s selection boasts less than half of their competitor’s impressive variety. Is this a case of quality versus quantity? Surprisingly, no. As an established business, Katie’s Korner has had time to perfect and build off of their flavor and texture profiles, enabling them to deliver a consistently creamy product, where as Sweet Jeanie’s is still in the process of perfecting their recipes and increasing their variety. However, when it comes to bang
for the buck, each serves up massive cones and bowls of frozen cream for less than five dollars each. If still torn on which to visit, proximity and ambience may help differentiate the two. Katie’s Korner appeals to ice cream connoisseurs who appreciate the charming drive-in atmosphere and escape from the Old Towne scene. However, Sweet Jeanie’s is short walk from the college, has extended hours, and has a 50’s ice cream parlor décor that appeals
to those in need of a study break or late night indulgence. Finally, Katie’s Korner and Sweet Jeanie’s have taken drastically different approaches in marketing their businesses. As evidenced by their meager social media presence and following, Katie’s Korner has provided minimal advertisements on campus, relying on word-of-mouth promotion for their marketing. On the other hand, Sweet Jeanie’s has taken full advantage of their proximity to
the campus. Not only do they provide discounts to students via flyers, but they also promote their ice cream at multiple campus events, including the Campus Organization Fair and Fall Fest. So, the verdict? It all comes down to preference. Whether in the mood for ice cream under the stars or in a pink and teal booth, Katie’s Korner and Sweet Jeanie’s both offer their decadent homemade scoops for your delight!
Sept. 18, 2015
New intervisitation system Streamlining process for visitors
Contributing Writer Wedge a flip-flop in that door and switch that electric candle on, because it is time for intervisitation. The basic rules haven’t changed; a shoe in the door, a light on, and the normal visiting hours. However, a new sign-in system has taken students by surprise. The original intervis system was somewhat dependent on the honor system, which implied that people would sign in and out on time. The new system is referred to as “stream lining,” requiring everyone to come in and out through one door and sign in at one place. Desk attendants have been placed in each hall for the hosts to sign their guests in and out. The desk attendant also holds the guests’ IDs throughout the duration of the visit. According to Kira Hellweg, a junior and second-year resident assistant in Mary Anderson Pew Hall, the Colonial Hall apartments have used this system for a number of years. The success of the system in Colonial is
speculated to have compelled the College to adopt the policy on upper campus. Hellweg has taken precautions to prevent any major issues in her hall by pointing Nerf guns into rooms with visiting males at the end of intervisitation times. Sophomore David Shang, a first year RA in Alumni Hall, admitted to confronting some awkward situations and is thankful for the new system, as it provides a more structured method. Suggestions have been made for an extra sign-in sheet on each hall, in addition to having a desk attendant. The resident assistants are required to take pictures of the sign-in sheet continually throughout the night, which has become a burden. Maintaining a sign-in sheet on each hall would help make the new system more fluid and accurate. Overall, the new system is on a good path and with a few minor refinements could become a success.
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Junior Kira Hellweg and sophomore Meghan McClain, two freshman RAs, enforce the new intervisitation rules with a Nerf gun or two.
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Open mic night at Beans on Broad
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GREEN EYESHADE AWARD
Last Friday, Beans on Broad hosted its first open mic night featuring DJ Jeremy Thomas and Alexander Catedral. Various local artists as well as students from Grove City College made an appearance. Students who sang at this event included Ryan Braumann (pictured), Evan Gourley and Nate Mills. Beans on Broad hopes to host other open mic nights in the near future.
This week’s award goes to senior Patty Folkerts for her tremendous dedication and hard work as managing editor.
The Collegian Green Eyeshade Award honors student contributors who have demonstrated consistency and excellence in their work.
Sept. 18, 2015
Pick of the Week
Never Trust the Chinese Nic Giorgi
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More men joining annual dance show
Breanna Renkin Contributing Writer
Orchesis promises both an entertaining and captivating production with “Orchesis: Unhinged” this November. Founded in 1967, Orchesis is a student-led dance production held every fall semester in which students choreograph and perform their own dance numbers. As one of the biggest student organizations on campus and growing, Orchesis attracts a large number of talented dancers each year. Though those auditioning this year faced tough competition with so many exceptional dancers, Senior Head of Orchesis, Jessica Sayre, could not be more excited for the talent she sees in this
year’s group. “Orchesis is growing and we have more male involvement than ever, which is rare and exciting because it means we can change things up a bit,” Sayre said. For this year’s production, Sayre chose the theme “Orchesis: Unhinged” to show how beauty can emerge from chaos. Additionally, she chose the theme to give her choreographers more freedom to think outside the box when creating their routines. The audience can expect to see around 20 numbers that encompass this theme, including the opener, techie dance, and finale. This year’s show will feature a variety of dance style : jazz, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, jazz-funk, mod-
ern, musical theatre, and ballroom. Certain aspects of this year’s show will differ from shows past to keep it interesting. In addition to incorporating more stylistic variety, the show will also include an unexpected finale and have special guestsninvolved ir certain numbers. Orchesis is also working more closely with the tech and supervisory staffs this year “The audience should expect a few surprises this year. The choreographers are incredibly creative and the dancers have a lot of potential, paving the way for innovation within the dance program here at Grove City College,” Sayre.said.
However, Orchesis does not just entertain its audience—it also gives students a chance to bond with others on campus through a common interest. “I love Orchesis because it brings people from many different majors and years together to create something. Dance is a very expressive art form and it is really cool to see people that otherwise wouldn’t even know each other come together to create something beautiful,” student choreographer Serena Tamburrino said. You can catch “Orchesis: Unhinged” on Nov. 12h-14h in Ketler Auditorium in the J. Howard Pew Fine Arts Center.
‘Lethal Weapon’ transcends genre Jake Sziraky Contributing Writer It has been 27 years since Mel Gibson and Danny Glover first took up their iconic roles of Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, respectively, in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise. In the genre of “buddy cop” movies, often the same basic plot lines are repeated. The straight-laced cop gets paired with a loose cannon who plays by his own rules. Something happens that affects them personally, and the two leave the adventure as close friends. Despite being billed as comedies, these classic ’80s crime films also usually include excessive violence and a serious nature. Countless films follow this basic story line and it can bore us to tears. Why do we need another buddy cop movie? We could just go watch one of the countless other films like this, so what makes “Lethal Weapon” any different? Perhaps the biggest change “Lethal Weapon” made to the genre was the levity that it created among the audience. It had all of the action and gravity of the other movies of its genre, but it also had moments of lightheartedness, such as dinner at the Murtaugh house, Mel Gibson’s negotiating and Roger’s birthday celebration. It is not that large of a deviation from the standard movie of its
genre, but enough so that it is a charming breath of fresh air in a redundant genre. Fortunately, “Lethal Weapon” recognized that it was different from the other films of its genre, and continuously added different aspects to its sequels, which are surprisingly as good as the original. Perhaps the most notable and loved of the additions was the character of Leo Getz, played by Joe Pesci. Leo was a money launderer who turned state’s witness and was assigned to be protected by Riggs and Murtaugh. His immoral and whiny character was
in direct contrast with the gruff and intense personalities of Riggs and Murtaugh. Despite the contrast, the character became beloved by the fans and they included him in all three sequels. Leo is only one of the great additions to the “Lethal Weapon” family. The running Three Stooges references, Murtaugh’s daughter’s acting career, and the truck driver who falls in love with Murtaugh all add to the subtlety, humor and overall charm of the franchise. Some may be opposed to ’80s movies in general, but “Lethal Weapon” is not “getting too old for this (stuff.)”
Experimentation is a valuable attribute of human existence. We experiment with our beliefs, with the universe, with expression. Whenever something substantial is discovered, we have new accolades to proclaim as valuable. This holds true for music as well. Maintaining the status quo is dull, particularly in music, for all one ever achieves by adhering to patterns is an arduous result. “Never Trust the Chinese” is a 2008 album released by electronic rock band Mr. Meeble that is nothing short of an experiment in harmonic arrangements. Qualifying itself somewhere along the lines of “trip-hop,” “Never Trust the Chinese” is surprisingly deep in emotional expression and unique instrumental arrangements. Through the use of synthesized, slightly sci-fi sounding samples, heavy percussion and bass, and atypical vocal layering, Mr. Meeble allows one to slip into a catatonic state, stuck somewhere between one’s own reality and ails of songwriter Devin Fleenor. Admittedly, this album may not be popular with a very broad audience. The atmosphere of the instrumentals and the roughness, at times, of the vocalist can be overwhelming because it maintains a level of rawness. This by no means makes the album unenjoyable for it is a lengthy trek through numerous emotions and harmonispheres. The first standout track is “Raindrops,” a strange amalgamation of B.J. Thomas’ “Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head” and newly incorporated instrumentals. Of the tracks on this album, it is the one that adheres the most to the trip-hop genre, consisting of multiple vocalists, vocal distortion, and a section of spoken-word poetry. The next notable track would be “A Ton of Bricks.” This feels like the rawest track on the album. The vocals initially sound slightly hoarse, ultimately ending with distraught squalls. As a result, one can experience the resentment that comes with betrayal, which is the subject of the track. Discomfort is a consequence of the track, but that is the point of the writing. Lastly, there is “Until I Grasp the Second,” the struggle between faith and sorrow. It opens with a simple set of chords being played on the piano and the ticking of a clock. This persists for a considerable amount of time, diving in and out of deep waters, accompanied by haunting vocals. A few other fantastic tracks to consider are “I Fell Through,” a mellow trip into laboriousness, “100 Pills,” a melancholy duet pertaining to a lost love, and “Forget This Ever Happened,” an instrumental track consisting of all piano.
Through the Lens
Sept. 18, 2015
Photos by Timothy Lagoy
The super great race Hosted by the Nu Lambs and ABTs, â€œThe Amazing Raceâ€? mimicked the theme of the hit reality show. The contest pitted pairs of students against each other in a race against time.
Sept. 18, 2015
Through the Lens
Photos by Patty Folkerts
For the prize or the puppies?
Last Friday, Grove City College students attended the Henry Buhl Libraryâ€™s open house. To enter a drawing to win a computer disk drive, students walked to various stations positioned throughout the library and stamped their cards before turning them in. For those not so interested in the prize, therapy dogs were put at each station as well.
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Sept. 18, 2015
Trump and free trade Colin Combs
Does he even know what it is?
Perspectives Editor If there has ever been a man determined to never let a simple thing like “logic” hold him back, it’s Donald Trump. On the very day he announced his candidacy for presidency – in the same speech, no less – Trump betrayed his incredible ignorance of even the most elementary political knowledge. Perhaps the most striking example of this comes from his comments on his perception of “free trade.” “I’m a free trader. But the problem with free trade is you need really talented peo-
ple to negotiate for you,” says Trump. “Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people, but we have people that are stupid. We have people that aren’t smart.” In other words, according to Donald Trump, free trade is where governments dictate the terms of trade between countries and “negotiate” for you, and you follow their trade decisions. The government protects you from the “bad” trade. In other words, the exact opposite of free trade. Anyone with even the most basic understanding of economics will quickly realize that what Trump is describing is not free trade at all, but the very ideology classi-
cal liberals set out to oppose when free trade was first being presented: Protectionism. According to Protectionist philosophy, the way a country becomes wealthy is by closing itself off from the rest of the world, making sure that local businesses are “protected” from foreign competition. They believe that a country should focus on having a “favorable balance of trade” by exporting more than we import. The nation does this through various means. They institute government subsidies to local businesses, block foreign goods from entering the market by imposing tariffs and limit the
amount goods allowed into the country via quotas. In this mindset, trade is a zero-sum game, where if one person wins, everyone else must lose. If another country is doing well, then that is a sign that you are losing, so you should fight off trade from this country to stop their winning streak. This kind of philosophy lines up perfectly with Trump’s egotistical mindset. In Trump’s worldview, being the president is all about winning, about “making America great again,” and to do this right we need to outdo other “competitor” nations. In the mind of Donald Trump, everything is a competition, one which he believes he can win through sheer force of will. In his own words, “We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with the winning … We are going to turn this country around. We are going to start winning big on trade. Militarily, we’re going to build up our military. We’re going to have such a strong military that nobody, nobody is going to mess with us.” Trump expresses similar fears about other nations supposedly stealing the prosperity away from America. “I’m sick of always reading about outsourcing. Why aren’t we talking about ‘onshoring?’ We need to bring manufacturing jobs back home where they belong. Onshoring, or ‘repatriation,’ is a way for us to take back the jobs China is stealing,” Trump said. Because of this view of China “stealing” American jobs, Trump has proposed counteracting this by mandating “a 15 percent tax for outsourcing jobs and a 20 percent tax for importing
goods.” Or in a similar case, when discussing possible moves by Ford Motors to build manufacturing plants in Mexico, Trump threatened them for such an “unpatriotic” move. “Let me give you the bad news,” Trump said. “Every car and every part manufactured in this plant that comes across the border, we’re going to charge you a 35 percent tax, and that tax is going to be paid simultaneously with the transaction.” The free-traders completely obliterated this fallacious thinking back in the 19th century. Trade is not a competition between enemies, but an agreement between friends for mutual gain. The benefits of specialization are obvious to us. No one man could simultaneously be an engineer, an architect, a chef, artist, doctor, a lawyer, or do any of the training required for the millions of different professions out there. Instead, we each do what we do best, and leave other jobs for other people. Free traders take this same principle and apply it to nations themselves. If one nation is better suited for growing apples, let them grow apples. If one nation is better at building cars, let them build cars. If each specializes in what they do best and trade the results, we can all enjoy greater productivity. What Trump advocates clearly cannot be any further from free trade. He rejects Thomas Jefferson’s advice of “Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations” in favor of something more along on the lines of “nobody builds walls better than me.”
Risky deals in the making Iranian nuclear deal sparks controversy
Sonja Kiefer Contributing Writer As of Sept. 6, 2015, the Obama administration has accrued the necessary number of votes for the nuclear deal with Iran to pass through Congress with almost certain victory. Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell supported the deal, citing the reduction in centrifuges, limits on their Uranium stockpile and a shuttering of the plutonium reactor. “I say we have a deal … If they don’t implement it, bail out,” Powell said. He continued on to say that both the U.N. and other nations are ready to move past this particular deal, and that if the United States refuses to pass the deal, one of the most powerful nations in the world will be sitting on the sidelines allowing the course of history to be made without it.The idea behind the deal is to put restraints on Iran so that they will not have the capabilities to cre-
ate a nuclear weapon within the near future. By not having to worry about Iran’s possible nuclear advances, more concentration can be placed on Iranian terrorist activities in that and other sectors of the world. Wasserman Schultz, a Jewish-American Democrat, pledged her support for the deal last week, saying, “The best thing to do is to vote in support of the Iran deal and make sure that we can put Iran years away from being a threshold nuclear state, and ensure that we can more closely concentrate on their terrorist activity.” While Schultz is expecting significant backlash from pro-Israel groups and the Jewish community, she is standing her ground by stating her confidence in the fact that Israel will continue to exist because of this deal and the restrictions placed on Iran. These restrictions include the inability for Iran to self-inspect at Parchin, the Iranian military facility in the center of northern Iran. Critics of the deal are not
conceding, despite the slow shift in numbers. Former Vice President, Dick Cheney, warns that this will spell disaster for numerous countries around the world. He claims that the deal will significantly shift the balance of power in that region of the world in favor of the Iranians, especially because the deal lifts the embargo on ballistic missiles and conventional weapons, all of which will strengthen the ability for terrorist activities. Along with this, the inspection to be done by the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, is under question as a result of leaked drafts of inspection requirements. As of Sept. 4, 2015, the IAEA’s inspection is to be based off of camera footage of Parchin. Olli Heinonen, former deputy director-general of IAEA, states that photographs and footage will not be enough to ascertain whether or not the facility is conducting nuclear testing. According to Heinonen,
the inspectors must be physically present at the initial inspection, as well as every following inspection in order to accurately test and determine nuclear activities. The fact that the inspection might be done by camera is a decision that is hitting the credibility of the IAEA and the inner workings of this Iran Nuclear Deal. Overall, there are several problems with this Iranian Nuclear Deal. The fact that the inspections are under so much speculation does not invoke a sense of confidence, and this is before the deal has even been enacted. The inspectors are planning on giving a 24-hour notice for any given inspection, which will be done solely through photographs. This will give plenty of time for sanitizing, painting, scraping, or any combination of these to disguise nuclear activities that may be taking place at the site. As Heinonen said, inspectors must be physically present in order to discern if such activities have taken place; photo-
graphs will not be enough. Without inspectors onsite, any number of alterations can be made at Parchin to deceive those in charge at IAEA, and they will therefore not be able to hold Iranians accountable for ignoring the restrictions and exploring nuclear capabilities. Another cause for speculation on this deal is the lifting of the embargos on ballistic missiles and conventional weapons that were put in place to prevent terrorism. While the deal will prevent Iran from possessing nuclear arms, Iran will also now have an increased supply of missiles and weapons not previously at their disposal. Although the possibility of a nuclear attack is obviously important, the United States will need to consider ending Iranian terrorism as our primary focus, especially thinking about the risk this deal poses by arming those who might threaten us.
Sept. 18, 2015
The case for President Paul
Could Ron’s son be the next Commander in Chief? Joshua Sikora
Will fall ever come?
Contributing Writer What’s hot on campus this semester? Literally everything: you, your dorm, your class, your professors, that sweaty girl running around campus, and that guy who sits next to you in chemistry. He was hot already but the never-ending summer heat hasn’t made
things any better. There is good news and bad news. The good news: brisk temperatures and leaves crunching beneath your feet is right around the corner. According to the 2016 Pennsylvania Almanac’s long-range weather forecast for Pittsburgh, the fall season will consist of slightly warmer temperatures and more rain than the 2014 season.
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prosperity. Paul has long proven to be a champion of liberty in his time in Senate, and will continue this work on as president. High on his platform is ending the illegal bulk data collection by the National Security Agency. In this he will enforce the fourth amendment, requiring a warrant to be issued for a specific individual, instead allowing blanket warrants against innocent and guilty alike. His conviction for freedom is beyond question, proving his worth on several occasions by standing for hours on the Senate floor to protect the rights of American citizens. He has had two separate filibusters, the first being a 13-hour filibuster against the unlawful execution of American citizens by the federal government, and the second being an 11-hour filibuster working to stop the reauthorization of the Orwellian PATRIOT ACT. Unlike most Republicans, Paul takes his fight for liberty beyond the second amend-
ment to the entire Bill of Rights. His political career has been dominated by his work to protect liberty. In terms of foreign policy, Paul has the most commonsense position possible: noninterventionism. The U.S. has done itself no favors by involving itself in affairs that do not concern us. In fact, as Paul has pointed out, we often hurt ourselves, such as by opposing the arming of Syrian rebels with ties to ISIS. Paul scares the establishment since he is such a threat to their power. Even Paul’s campaign slogan, “Defeat the Washington Machine,” shows he is not part of the oligarchy of elites from both parties that runs the nation. Elites from both parties have been known to attack the young senator in attempts to discredit or to weaken his influence. Sen. Rand Paul has proven time after time that he has the best vision for the future of America. When the time comes to vote, remember to “Stand with Rand.”
The Almanac predicted the beginning of September to be sunny and hot, with scattered thunderstorms and cooler temperatures wrapping up the month. The humidity is also projected to stay around the same level throughout September. During the month of October, the Almanac has also predicted that temperatures will be slightly warmer than previous years. While many students are unaccustomed to such hot and humid weather in Grove City, sophomore Josh Walker said “this so-called heat reminds me of winter back in Houston.”
It is projected that Grove City will see lots of rain as we move into November. This is quite the shocker since the majority of the College’s students are obviously accustomed to bright sunny skies and warm temperatures year-round. The bad news: winter weather is projected to be rather chilly and loaded with snow. Unfortunately, Grove City’s winter is expected to be colder than normal, with the accompaniment of more snow. Meteorologists have predicted that mid-to-late January will be our coldest period for the year, while
snowfall will greatly increase during the months of February and March. Junior Mary Elise Dugan said that “being from southern Virginia, the heat felt like home. I don’t know what I will do when winter arrives. I will probably try to hitch a ride back to Virginia in order to get away from the snowfall.” Judging by Grove City’s sporadic weather patterns, it is unclear how the forecast will play out. However, one can rest assured that relief from this heatwave is just around the corner!
they might return to the economic dominance it had before China snuck up on us. Paul also intends to reduce the oppressive regulations that currently strangle small businesses and block economic growth. Relieving the economy from these burdens will allow businesses to create more wealth or new jobs. Instead of letting unelected bureaucrats micromanage the economy, this power will be returned to Congress. But perhaps the biggest problem the senator intends to tackle is the Federal Reserve System. Since its creation in 1913 by President Wilson, the federal government has devalued our currency by 97 percent and has caused several market crashes, including the Great Depression. Paul plans to audit the Fed to help increase transparency and to place it back under Congressional control. Sen. Paul’s planned actions against the bureaucracy will end the unelected official control over much of the U.S. economy and return us to
Thrill of the dance
My hands started sweating the second I stepped through the doors. Heart pounding, I walked as if in slow motion towards the ever-growing mass collected in the front of the room. “I could leave now,” I thought. “I could just go back to my room and watch TV and eat and forget this ever happened.” But guilt and maybe that persistent undercurrent of freshman loneliness urged me on. My friend and I approached the group with the caution of tiny woodland creatures, eyes wide with equal amounts of terror and wonder. After attempting to get into the beat for a few minutes, I eventually brought out my last line of defense: my smart phone. Texting my few on-campus friends with fury and speed, I called my troops to me and attempted to create my own line of faces to hide behind. But it would seem that my friends had more brains than I did. My phone was as dark and void of activity as the earth in Genesis 1:2. The panic continued to rise. The beat continued to hold the crowd hostage, and I continued to be unaware of how to party. “Fifteen more minutes,” my cruel friend insisted, acknowledging my fervent glances towards the nearest exits. The intramural room was getting more packed now, with whole groups arriving in prime 80s apparel. My discomfort grew almost in direct proportion to the amount of neon t-shirts and flashing lights. I counted down the seconds until I would be allowed to leave. The relief I felt in my heart as I left the building behind me on my way back home was immense. So, in conclusion, the lesson learned was that dances are not for everyone, particularly not for me, but if you do intend to join in the fun, be sure to keep abreast of dress codes and keep a tight circle of friends about you at all times.
The field in the Republican primary is overcrowded. Not just because Chris Christie is there, but because there are 17 candidates. With so many candidates, it can be difficult choosing which candidate to support for the upcoming primaries in 2016. However, there are only three words that one must know when picking their candidate: Stand with Rand. Senator Rand Paul was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. The son of Ron Paul, a former representative from Texas, has shot to national prominence in the last few years. Paul came to office with the Tea Party Revolution and has continued to fight for the same principles that led to the success of the revolution five years ago. He has stood as a fiscal conservative, a lion of liberty and a common sense policymaker. Paul is the only choice to save America’s economy, liberty, security and people. When it comes to the economy, Sen. Paul intends to change the nation’s complicated and success-punishing progressive tax system with a simple and fair flat tax of 14.5 percent. In addition, he intends to eliminate other taxes such as estate taxes, as well as tariffs. According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, Paul’s tax plan would grow the gross domestic product by 10 percent and create 1.4 million new jobs. In addition to the nearly $2 trillion tax cut, Paul also intends to cut spending across the board while focusing on areas that could be more easily handled by local governments, such as education, which has grown significantly out of hand at the federal level. If we want to help slow the growth of the astronomical national debt, we need a massive reduction in spending. Paul’s tax and spending policies give America hope
Sept. 18, 2015
Free to run
Track teams sustain legacy of greatness
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The Grove City College women’s cross-country team prepares to take on any and all challengers as they huddle together during the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invite. The women ran exceedingly well in the event, finishing in fourth place, and were led by Emily Rabenold and Martha Mihm.
Bryan Denny Contributing Writer One of Grove City College’s premier varsity teams is looking forward to another successful season, backed by powerful runners and a unique training technique. The Grove City College men and women’s crosscountry teams have enjoyed great success throughout their years as a varsity program. Led by Coach Sean Severson, the teams carry a strong winning tradition that has lasted since before any one of today’s runners was alive. The men’s team has finished in the top three of the Presidents Athletic Conference since 1990. The men have won the PAC conference championship 19 times, their last conference cham-
pionship being in 2009. The Grove City men are led by junior Daniel Christiansen and sophomore Nick McClure. The women are the undisputed top team in the PAC. They have won the past 26 conference championships, dating back to 1989. The women are anchored by All-American senior Emily Rabenold, the number one women’s runner in the entire conference last season. Other top runners for the women include senior Stevie Huston and sophomore Martha Mihm. Junior Kellen McGann commented on her part in such an incredible winning tradition, “It is an incredible honor to be a part of something that has been going on longer than I have been alive.” On Sept. 1st, Grove City
College hosted the first ever Grove City Kickoff Invitational. The invite was the first home meet in Grove City since 1999. The women won the invite, and the men finished in second behind Allegheny College. Christiansen was the top Wolverine finisher, finishing fifth with a time of 16 minutes, 19.93 seconds. McClure finished just behind in sixth with a time of 16:27:18. Rabenold won first place overall for the women with a time of 18:55:94. Mihm finished just behind in second with a time of 19:21:61. Other point earners for the team were Huston in fourth place (20:48:54), junior Kellen McGann in eighth (20:21:43) and freshman Rachel Martin in tenth (20:31:93). There was a great turnout to the Kickoff Invite, which Coach Severson greatly appreciated. He said, “We were really pleased to see so many faculty and students out there supporting the team. That is exactly why we wanted to create a course on campus as opposed to one of the local parks. We wanted the race to be an event for the whole campus community. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and the support we received.” On Friday, the team traveled to State College, Pa. to run in the Pennsylvania State University Spiked Shoe Invitational. The Wolverines competed against NCAA Division I schools, such as Syracuse University, University of Michigan, West Virginia University, and Penn State. Top finishers for the men were Dan Christiansen (27:34) and junior Brandon Wise (29:08). Emily Rabenold (22:31) and Martha
Spotlight on Pittsburgh Steelers stumble in opener
Contributing Writer The eyes of the American sports public took to television on Thursday night for a chance to watch the up-andcoming Pittsburgh Steelers. They attempted to start the season off on a high note with a win against the newlycrowned world champions, the New England Patriots. There was a lot of potential for the black-and-gold Steelers coming into this game. After a first-round loss to division rival Baltimore Ravens at the end of last season, the Steelers were looking to gain some early momentum on the national stage. However, many were unsure about how realistic it
would be for the Steelers to win this game. Going into the second quarter, the game was at a standstill. Both looked to grab the upper hand before halftime. The Patriots took an early advantage of missed Pittsburgh opportunities and took an early 14-3 halftime lead thanks to Rob Gronkowski’s two second-quarter touchdowns. Going into the locker-room at halftime, the Steelers were in need of a big jolt of energy if they were going to get back into the game. This jolt came in the form of wide receiver Antonio Brown, who caught a thirtythree yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger that would put the Steelers within 20 yards
Patriots tight end barrels through Steelers safety Robert Bolden during last Thursday’s season opening 28-21 Patriots win. “Gronk” was a huge part of the Patriots victory, as he caught five passes for 94 yards and a whopping 3 touchdowns.
of the Patriot’s goal line and would eventually lead to the first Steeler’s touchdown of the night. This momentum would carry into the fourth quarter, as the Steelers answered an unsuccessful New England drive down the field with a field goal, putting them within a single touchdown of tying up the game. This hope, however, would begin to fade as the fourth quarter progressed. Tom Brady led a 79-yard drive that would result in a third touchdown from Rob Gronkowski, which put the game away for the Patriots. “I liked the effort of the guys tonight. We played a really good team tonight. They execute at a high level,” Steeler’s Head Coach Mike Tomlin said. “We’ve got to continue to grow.” The Steelers will not have much time to absorb the Thursday night loss. Their next game will be their home opener at Heinz Field on Sept. 2h. The 49ers are coming off of an 8-8 2014-2015 season and will present a good test to see if the Steelers will be able to live up to all of the preseason expectations.
Mihm (22:38) were the top female finishers. A unique aspect of the team is the way they train. Severson implements a breathingfocus on training rather than a time-based training. McGann says that the team is never told to run for a time, the training is all based on effort. “I never wear a watch,” McGann said, emphasizing the importance of not focusing on time. The overall premise of the “Effort Based Training” is breaking down exhales and inhales into intervals. For example, a runner will start at a three-to-three exhale-inhale rate, and then as the run continues, the runner will drop to a three-to-two ratio, then to two-to-two, and then finally to a two-to-one rate at the end of the race. One of the benefits of this
unique training method is that this breathing technique focuses on exerting more carbon dioxide out of the body so that, in turn, more oxygen will come into the body. This allows runners to try to maintain the same pace throughout the race. This style of training is all about effort. It allows runners to run at their own pace, putting in their own effort, which pushes them to be better and faster. Perhaps this method of training is the reason for the team’s remarkable success throughout the years. “I never give them anything specific I want to see them accomplish. We work to improve and then leave the cover off so they are free to grow as much as they can,” said Severson.
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The Wolverines huddle together during the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invite. Grove City College finished sixth overall but competed in a field of many Division I teams, some of whom were nationally ranked. In the 5.2 mile event, Daniel Christiansen had the lowest overall time on his team.
Volleyball Grove City College: 0 Thomas More: 3 Grove City dropped the opener of a double header at Chatham University. Laura Buchanan had eight kills while Allie Schmid had 12 assists, and Natalija Galens made 17 digs. Grove City: 3 Chatham University: 0 Grove City crushed Chatham winning by scores of 25-17, 259, and 25-6. Makayli Terwilliger led the team with six kills, while Alicia VanDerhoof had 11 assists. Meanwhile, Jamie Robatisin contributed five kills and four blocks.
Women’s Soccer Grove City: 2 Oswego State: 3 Grove City dropped a match to Oswego State, after giving up a tie-breaking goal with just 40 seconds left in regulation. However, Lindsay Hutton scored a goal, and Nicole Lapia made 4 saves. Grove City: 3 Fredonia State: 2 Grove City defeated Fredonia State in a double-overtime thriller
thanks to a goal from senior Kristin Thomas. Megan Van Kirk and Sammie Wild also scored, and Nicole Lapia made 6 saves Men’s Golf The Wolverines finished third out of six teams at the Malone Fall Classic, all of whom were Division II, with the exception of Grove City. Jordan Alfery led the charge, taking third place out of 49 total competitors, while Ryan Koenig and Cole McCook both shot under an 80 on both days of the tournament. Women’s Golf The golf team finished sixth out of seven teams as they opened their season at the Westminster Fall Invitational. Katie Birmingham had the lowest score for the Wolverines, shooting a 105 combined over two days of the tournament, while the team as a whole shot 433 for the tournament.
Sept. 18, 2015
Just so close Football team falls in night game home opener
Bradley Warmhold Contributing Writer
Despite a second half comeback and adrenalinefilled final drive, the Grove City College football team fell to rival Geneva College in their 2015 home opener under the lights of Thorn Field last Saturday in their annual night game. After two weeks of play, the Wolverines go into their bye week 0-2 overall. Amid showers and umbrella covered fans, the game began in the favor of Geneva’s Golden Tornadoes. Geneva quickly took a 13-0 lead in the first half, a lead that would be cut down to a 13-6 deficit after junior quarterback Antonio Carroscia connected with junior widereceiver Brett Pinson for an 18-yard touchdown pass. Geneva, however, went on to block the extra-point attempt and return it for a defensive 2-point conversion. Staying resilient, the Wolverine defense held the Golden Tornadoes scoreless for the rest of the half, and a blocked punt by sophomore safety Kyle Beyer set up a 19yard touchdown pass from Carroscia to senior wide-receiver Josh Peach to shrink Geneva’s lead to only two points. The Wolverines took their first lead of the game midway through the third quarter following a 21-yard Peyton Carlucci field goal, set up by a 75-yard reception by Pinson, giving them a 16-15 advantage. The Wolverines managed to hold Geneva scoreless for the entire third quarter,
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Fireworks explode over Thorn Field as the campus celebrates the Wolverines’ home opener under the lights. but the Golden Tornadoes minutes left. Their last ditch ended the game in defeat. also had 10 tackles, a sack, finally responded with six drive would place them on Statistically, Pinson caught and 3.5 tackles for loss. minutes and 46 seconds left Geneva’s 8-yard line with four passes for a careerWith their bye week comin the fourth quarter by rush- only 1:48 left to play, but a high 119 yards while Peach ing up, the Wolverines will ing in a 4-yard touchdown, to timely interception by Ge- grabbed a game-high six re- not return to action until give themselves a 21-16 lead. neva’s Thomas Benyo shifted ceptions for 64 yards. Carro- Sept. 26th. Their next game Struggling to make sig- the tide of play and gave the scia, in his first home game will be the annual homecomnificant gains on the Golden advantage back to the Gold- as a Wolverine, completed ing game at 2 p.m. against Tornado defense, the Wol- en Tornadoes. Not taking 20 of 38 passes for 247 yards St. Vincent College, who will verine offense finally began any risks, Geneva ran out the and 2 touchdowns. Along also serve as their first conto click with less than three clock, and the Wolverines with his blocked punt, Beyer ference opponent of the year.
Player Spotlight: Dave Hall
Contributing Writer Light rain and frigid winds usher in another typical week at Grove City College just in time for the men’s club lacrosse team to begin 6 a.m. practice. “I don’t think anyone is excited about 6 a.m. starting, but it’s just something you have to do. You just have to get up and work hard,” senior midfielder Dave Hall said. As defending CCLA offensive player of the year, hard work is something Hall knows all too well. “You don’t become one of the best offensive players in the league without working hard. And Dave is one of the hardest workers I know,” Coach Zach Jew said. Sometimes described as
rugged and unassuming and often mistaken for a maintenance worker, not many would peg Hall as an all-star lacrosse player at first glance. “Dave isn’t a typical flashy lax bro,” Taylor Mack, midfielder and team president, said. “He’s super laid-back and an all-around easy-going guy.” But on the field Hall is anything but laid-back. He has tenacity that has allowed him to consistently become and remain one of the best offensive players in the MCLA. Aside from being named offensive player of the year the past two years, Hall is also a three-time all-American player and has lead the Wolverines in scoring two out of his three years. “His stats absolutely speak for themselves,” Jew said. “When Dave steps on the
field, whether as an attackman or midfielder, he changes the game.” Originally recruited to play football at Grove City College, Hall made a last-minute decision to drop football and focus all his attention on lacrosse. “I just felt like lacrosse was what I should do. It’s where my passion lies, and it just felt like the right decision,” Hall said. It would be hard to argue that Hall did not make the right decision based on all his success. Since devoting his time to lacrosse, Hall’s hard work and dedication to the team has allowed him to have an outstanding three years with another on the way. But numbers aren’t the only measure of a good player, and Hall does more for
Support Your Wolverines! Volleyball Ohio Wesleyan University Invitational: Friday, 4 p.m., vs. Alma College, and 6 p.m. vs. Hanover College Saturday, 12 p.m., vs. Manchester University, and 2 p.m. vs. Defiance College Wednesday, 7 p.m., vs. Geneva College Men’s Tennis Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Point Park University Women’s Tennis Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., vs. Franciscan University
his team than simply score goals. As apparent as his skills are on the field, his humility off the field is just as impressive. When asked about his abilities, Hall did not have much to say about himself. It is that humble demeanor coupled with his hard-working nature that makes Hall such an effective leader. “Dave was a ‘lead by example’ captain but has also emerged as a vocal leader. He has learned to lead the young men around him and inspire them to compete fearlessly,” Jew said. The men’s lacrosse team begins its fall season later this month against Youngstown State University following a disappointing loss in last season’s MCLA National Tournament. When asked about keys to
Men’s Soccer Saturday, 3 p.m., vs. Heidelberg University Women’s Soccer Friday, 7 p.m., at Carnegie Mellon University Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Penn State Behrend Men’s Cross Country Saturday, 9:30 a.m., at St. Vincent College Invite Women’s Cross Country Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at St. Vincent invite
success for the season, Hall responded in typical fashion with, “hard work.” As the rain continues to fall, it is becoming all the more evident that hard work will indeed be essential, especially as the team prepares for 6 a.m., which always seems to come much earlier than expected.
Sept. 18-24 Men’s Golf Monday 1 p.m., at Penn State Behrend Invite Tuesday, 1 p.m., at LaRoche College Invite Women’s Golf Saturday, 10 a.m., Grove City Fall invite