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By Bill DeHaven Staff writer It’s the story of a lovely lady… Those could be the first words of the opening theme to Corban Television Network’s major family comedy series of the 2010/2011 season: “The ASB Bunch.” Written with all the family values and warmth of “Leave it to Beaver,” and with the uncompromising yet hysterical models of parenthood from “The Cosby Show,” “The ASB Bunch” has all the makings of a hit. You, the viewers, voted, and the cast began to take shape. The show centers on the lives of the ASB family, who deal on a daily basis with the woes and joys of government work and school life. While this sounds similar to the majority of family sitcoms already on the air, “The ASB Bunch” has an added twist: four of the children have yet to join the family. The pilot episode, to be aired as an interactive special this week, deals with the family’s attempts to add these four children to their home. The episode humorously, yet thoughtfully, discusses the difficult topic of having to choose one child over another. The choice will be up to the audience, who will pick the adopted children with the convenience of their TV remotes. Already slated for the lead roles are Alyssa Teterud, who rose to fame in this year’s smash hit “Yes, Coordinator” for her performances in such highly acclaimed episodes as “Limelight” and “Talent Show,” and Beau St. Peter, best known as the child actor who played Bobo in the 90’s television serial “Rise

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from Nerd-dom.” Kaitlyn Ragan and Meredith Smith have also been cast as two sisters in the family with interesting personality quirks: one organizes everything from furniture to light bulbs, but won’t admit she has OCD, and the other has a passion for foreign languages, though sometimes with embarrassing consequences. Actors for most of the other roles are still unknown, because these parts are for the adopted children in the family. Rumors indicate that Shelby Fleming or Louis-Claude Nguea-Njoh have been approached by CTV executives to play the role of a money-obsessed sibling, who excels at investing the family’s finances; Annie McKay, Rachel Newby, and LeAnna Bartholf may have also been offered the role of an outgoing and athletic sister who loves to keep the family active and in shape. Additional roles that have yet to be cast include a sister with overly spiritual leanings (scented candles included), and an artistic sibling who values the freedom of expression above all else. The producer has narrowed down the actor’s pool to Carrie Bernard, Ashley Cowan, Sarah Campbell, DeAnna Thomas, Jessica Baughman and Coby Bidwell. It will be a tough decision, indeed, especially so because the cast emulates a real-life family. “Like a family, you have to work together even if it gets difficult,” lead actress Teterud said. “And you are eventually going to grow into family. We have jokes that we’re siblings – being honest and saying things as they are. We can show our true colors and have each other’s backs.”

Salem, Ore.

Corban College

Becoming the

ASB Bunch Meet the new ASB family on page 2___________________

“What do you miss most about your hometown?”

hunters

Corban subculture:

We asked three students:

Campaigning for success La Hacienda Real Track meet Bale takes over intramurals

“Food! The beach, warm weather, my mommy.” Abel’s from Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Novela Auparay

Abel Orbistondo

Sara Pittock

Spring break missions preview

“The independent nature of the people there.” Sara’s from Medford, in southern Oregon.

“Maybe it will be the public transportation, because here we only have the bus.” Novela’s from Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia.

That’s entertainment?

March 16, 2010

Freshman

Wedding’ review Give a‘Our Family shirt Outward

Kroc Center

Library update

what’s inside

Changing positions Connections

ASB Winners


Campus Life

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Meet the President

Give a Vice President shirt Beau St. Peters

By Audrey Terhune Staff writer

Alyssa Teterud

Hometown: Medford, Ore.

Hometown: Salem, Ore.

It all started Dec. 6, when high school students and leaders from Salem Alliance Church gathered for a new and exciting ministry. They’d learned that there are about 900 homeless teenagers in the Salem-Keizer area, and that many of them only have one outfit for school. For one Salem Alliance high school student, Whitney Ferrin, these kids’ need became an avenue for ministry. Ferrin’s idea was simple. Make up a bunch of T-shirts reading “Give a Shirt,” sell them for $15 and donate $10 of the proceeds toward shopping trips with homeless kids. Salem Alliance leaders and students liked the idea, adopted it and raised money to print the first shirts. The kids started buying shirts. So did their parents. And college kids. And business owners. So far, the “Give a shirt” campaign has sold more than 1,000 shirts. “It’s just been really crazy to see how the community is getting really excited about it,” says Corban student Kelli Hibbett, a Salem Alliance youth worker. After the first batch of shirts sold, Hibbett and fellow Corban student Lindsay Emerson, as well as other youth workers, hosted an outreach on Feb. 1 at the IKE Box. Several days later, they went shopping with less than a dozen homeless kids, watching with great joy as business owners at Target and Old Navy donated time and money to help. More plans are in the works, with Salem Alliance’s plan to franchise “Give a Shirt” and a tour by the same name by local Christian musician Logan Martin. “It’s just so cool to see a church doing what churches are supposed to be doing,” Hibbett and Emerson recall one woman saying about the whole venture.

Birth order: middle child

Birth order: middle child

If you could be any political figure, you would be: “Condoleezza Rice. My top three reasons for choosing her, in addition to the fact that she is super smart, would be: 1) cool name, 2) gifted musician, and 3) avid sports fan.”

If you could be any political figure, you would be: “Arnold Schwarzenegger, because first he was one of the strongest guys in the world, literally, then he became The Terminator, and he finishes it off with becoming governor of California - the most random life ever.”

Political rhetoric: “The President needs to be an individual with strong leadership qualities and a heart for the student body. I believe I have the administrative capabilities and genuine care and concern for the students of Corban to carry out the responsibilities of this role.”

Political rhetoric: “I am right for the job because I am an honest, hard worker. I enjoy being involved, planning events, and making it fun. I did ASB in high school. I really just want to contribute to the Corban family by doing the best I can in ASB.”

Organizations

Photo by Kenneth Mabry

Lindsay Emerson and Kelli Hibbett show off their “Give A Shirt” campaign shirts.

Hometown: San Marcos, Calif.

Kaitlyn Ragan

Birth order: oldest child If you could be any political figure, you would be: “Emperor Kuzko. Just because.” Political rhetoric: “I was in leadership for the Panda fellowship for the past two years, one in a position of Communications (I was their fortune cookie.) I am also a Communications major. And I love Corban. A lot.”

Communications Meredith Smith

Hometown: West Linn, Ore. Birth order: oldest child If you could be any political figure, you would be: “Simba. He overcame vicious circumstances and hardships to take his place on the throne as the King of Pride Rock. I see my journey onto ASB leadership in much the same way. I also think it’d be fun to roar.” Political rhetoric: “I’m as organized as they come. I am ready to work hard to find out what students want out of our organizations here at Corban and also inspire new opportunities for them to get involved.”


Student Issues

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300 freshmen expected in fall By Bill DeHaven Staff Writer

Photo by Jennifer Seeman

Olivia White, Sam Coleman, Mackenzie Beals, Sarah McBride, Teleah Moss and Lily Carlson (clockwise from left) discuss what theme to choose for their VBS they will be running while on their trip to Tecate, Mexico.

Live. Love. Serve. By Nicholle Howden Staff Writer Walking into the Nike Factory Store, you head in the direction the signs are pointing. Looking up and down the stacked aisles, you take in all the different kinds of tennis shoes for sale. Some you may look at for two seconds and mutter to yourself, “Who would ever buy that shoe?” Then you see it. Black and silver. Arch support and toe cushion. Shock absorption. As you gently slide your foot inside this shoe, you feel as if it was made for you. Just as there is a unique shoe “made” for every person, there is a unique mission trip “made” for every student. About 75 Corban students will be leaving for their unique mission trips for a week at the end of March. Eight students will be led by Mindy Paulson on the Salem mission trip. Concentrating on the community, this group of students is hoping to build up those around them by offering their time to help the areas of ministry that often get neglected. Another eight students will be traveling through Washington and back down through Oregon on the Northwest mission team led by Alex Mauck, alumna Megan Brannen and Blaine Bartlett. This team will be serving churches in any way they need service. “We’re excited to learn the true meaning of flexibility,” Bartlett said. “We are preparing as much as we can before and letting the Lord take it from there.” All musicians, as well as leading praise songs

during a programmed event, will spend time with young musicians in the churches and use their youthful energy to help with manual labor around the church grounds. “Our purpose is to ‘Live. Love. Serve,’” Bartlett said, “to live out the love of Christ by serving His body and worshipping together as one!” The four students and one adult on the Los Angeles mission team have faced trials this year with a leadership change, less participation than in the past and a slow pace of raising support. While stationed in Compton and downtown Los Angeles, this team will serve the homeless on the streets, work with children at the local rec center, and go door to door proclaiming the love of Christ. “It can be very uncomfortable and even scary, but God is greater than our fears,” Kelsie Patterson said. “Great things always happen while we are there.” From Washington to Salem, Ore., and Los Angeles to Mexico, the spring break mission teams have been led to minister. Rick Saffeels is leading a group of 36 students to Tecate Mexico. “God has been good in being able to have everything for the trip,” Saffeels said. “It has taken a lot of work and many hours put in by the eight leaders and 28 others going on the trip.” A little sweat and hard work will be spent building a double-wide house for a family in need, a VBS for the local children created by some of the members on the team, and the provision of new faces to embrace the community with the love of Christ.

Corban Admissions is possibly expecting 300 incoming freshmen in the fall of 2010. With the amount of deposits recieved so far, the admissions office believes that they should plan for 300 incoming students. At this time last year, the office had been mailed about 40 deposits out of the 265 that were eventually received. This year, that figure is vastly different: about 120 deposits have already been obtained. Admissions counselor Jared Hernandez remembered how difficult it had been to maintain the number of necessary incoming freshmen, and how different it has turned out this year. “Last year we were at a point where we were just trying to contact them every three weeks and we were all having trouble with that,” he said. “Right now we’re making sure students fill out their applications. We’ll be working on financial aid stuff pretty soon.” “Any help they need with the application, we help them through it,” echoed Natalie Reister, fellow admissions counselor. “The biggest thing we do is contact them. We do everything we can to show them we’re interested “They’re making a in them.” That’s be- big commitment to cause while 300 freshmen be part of our fam- is a goal, it’s not ad- ily, and I feel it’s m i s s i o n s ’ primary motivation. “It’s about our job to extend a p e o p l e , not numbers, warm welcome.” whether they come or not,” - Sandy Van Dyke Reister said. “(Counseling) is my window of opportunity that God has given me to invest in somebody’s life.” The admissions counselors have committed to this investment in a variety of ways over the past year. “We did a Christmas sweater contest,” Hernandez recalled. “The first five students to send in a picture of them wearing a Christmas sweater got a water bottle.” “I like writing them birthday cards,” said Reister. “And I like eating lunch with the students who are visiting.” The actual freshman orientation, occurring in August, will also have a major impact on the incoming class. “They’re making a big commitment to be part of our family, and I feel it’s our job to extend a warm welcome,” said Sandy Van Dyke, special events coordinator. “There’s a lot of prayer that goes into this. It’s a matter of planning a myriad of details to make sure the event goes smoothly.” “My favorite part of orientation is when we’re assigned to tables at registration and students come up that I know,” Reister said. That’s because many of these students are people the counselors have communicated with, sometimes entirely by phone or email, for months. There is something about finally meeting someone you have slowly become friends with over the past year. Hernandez explains much of the connection he has with students is due to their common relationship with Christ. “I feel like we have a common ground,” he added. “I know I can pray with students. There’s just automatically that relationship – something we have in common.”

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On Campus

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Academic changes, new professors By Bill DeHaven Staff writer This summer, several changes to faculty positions will result in three new instructors on campus. The English, education, and psychology departments are each welcoming new faculty into their ranks, though the English and Education Departments are still going through the hiring process. The psychology department, however, has already hired Dr. Mary Aguilera to join Pat Myers, associate professor, in heading the graduate studies program. “I’m looking forward to having another point-ofview,” Myers said. “(Students) hear from me, but that’s not a broad enough perspective.” Aguilera received her doctorate in counseling from Oregon State University, as well as a master’s degree in counseling from Western Seminary. She will be taking on the class Introduction to Counseling, as well as supervising the students’ counseling practicums and internships. “I always knew I wanted to be a counselor,” said Aguilera. “It took 10 years to get there!” As a supervisor for the internship and practicum programs, Aguilera sees Corban’s graduate counseling students as having an important influence on the community through their work. “We get to be salt and light to the community, but not necessarily using words,” she said. While the psychology department will be welcoming a new colleague, the Education Department, and the rest of Corban, will be saying goodbye to a faculty favorite: associate professor Clair Casterline. “It has been a joy working with him,” said his colleague Claudia Green. Both Green and Casterline were junior high school teachers, so they were able to appreciate certain stories and jokes about that age group. “He is a former middle school teacher, so he has a wealth of middle school jokes that are just delightful. He pulls you into the story, and then there’s the punch line,” she said. Green also mentioned the amazing legacy he will be leaving at Corban after his retirement. “He’s taken on any course that’s been required

Clair Casterline will no doubt miss his magnet-filled filing cabinet and the furry critters that sit atop his desk, but fishing and golfing, along with supervising student teachers will keep him active. Photo by Bill DeHaven

of him and made it not just work, but a course that is beneficial to students,” she said. “He has taken the student education association and turned it into something that is vibrant. Students want to take on these leadership roles,” she said. Casterline mentioned how he views his role as a professor. “I’m more of a stimulator toward knowledge rather than a repository of knowledge,” he said. “It goes along with our theme for the education program. We

want (students) to be lifelong learners,” he said. Casterline received his Master in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College, as well as his Master of Divinity from Western Seminary. He used these degrees to teach in a variety of locations, including Morrison Academy in Taiwan for five years. “That was one of the highlights of my career,” he said. “I’m not retiring from something,” Casterline said. “I’m retiring to something.” Casterline also mentioned the things he’s appreciated about working at Corban for the past 12 years. “One of the first things that come to my mind is the collegiality and camaraderie that’s especially in the education program,” he said. Green mentioned this aspect of the faculty in the Education Department as well. “One thing I love about our department is that even if we disagree with teaching theories or something else, we support each other,” she said. The department has begun the search for someone to fill Casterline’s shoes. “We had some applications, and we’ve called one person on campus to interview,” Green said. “Corban has this long interview process. As an institution, we want to make sure all new hires agree with our statement of faith and will support it with more than just a passing nod.” English Department members are in the same position. They need an additional faculty member to help with the load of a few of the English and history classes. “It’s actually the American and World Thought, upper division literature, college writing, philosophy and logic classes,” said Marty Trammell, professor of English and communication. “At the department level, we’re looking for the key communication theories,” he said when he explained some of the qualifications they were looking for. With all of the decisions these departments have to make, Green mentioned how important God’s role in these decisions is. “It’s nice to know we’re not making choices on our own,” she said. “And that the (applicants) are also looking for wisdom.”

Visualize this: Corban library of tomorrow “It’s actually in three levels,” he explained. “The top floor is at the level of Prewitt Van GildThe new library building that er hall. The middle floor is at the is part of the 2010/2020 vision same level as the current library, for Corban could possibly be and the bottom floor is at the built within the next two years. same level as the Adult Degree “We are pushing to get some house. At the top level, there possible financing,” explained will be some parking because Steve Hunt, vice president for the museum is proposed to be in Marketing. A the new library, large part of “Right now the which brings this financing traffic with pressure point is new will be through it.” donations, so offices. Floyd Votaw, the funding director of liChallenges are, for the new brary services, really, to get the also explained library could be provided at some of the current library any time, or it features of the done while the could take sevnew library. eral years. new one is being “Some of the While the seating is going built.” plans for its to be lounge c o n s t r u c t i o n - Steve Hunt, V. P. seating, some are still tentaof it is going to of Marketing tive, the project be carrel seatis moving foring (small readward. ing niches), and “We’ve got some of it is going to be study one of the best architects in the seating. We’re also going to area,” said Hunt, who is design- have a classroom in there.” ing the final drawings for the In addition to these study new library, an “eight-month spaces, there will be a 24-hour process.” study or “commons” room that By Bill DeHaven Staff writer

Above is a projected rendering of the new library building, which will sit between the current library, the music house, and the Prewitt Van Gilder dormitory.

can seat around 30 to 35 people and a coffee shop that can be accessed from both inside and outside the library, enabling it to work independently of the library after hours. One of the major focuses in the building project is growth. “It has the ability to be expanded as we grow,” said Hunt.

This does not apply only to the new library; the building project will alleviate the pressure caused by growth in other areas on campus. “Right now the pressure point is offices,” he said. “Challenges are, really, to get the current library done while the new one is being built.” He said this re-

ferring to the remodel that will be done to the current library to transform it into faculty offices and classrooms. “What we would like to do is have ‘communities,’” said Hunt, which he envisions as specific sections of the Academic Center where similar departments share office and lounge space.


Off Campus

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Center features pools, gym, rock wall By Kenneth Mabry Photo editor Where can you swim in a junior Olympicsize pool, climb a rock wall, work out and surf the Web – all for just $5? At the brand new Kroc Center located 15 minutes from Corban’s campus. An added bonus, the 92,000-square-foot Kroc Center is a predominantly Christian community center that opened last fall. Many of the employees are Christians and speak openly of their faith when asked. “We needed a center like this… We have the YMCA, but nothing like this,” said an employee who wished to remain anonymous. “I was out of work, [until I got hired here], and it’s just been really nice.” “The [employees] are so friendly. It’s a great environment to work in,” said Austin, another employee. So, in addition to being a place to visit, the Kroc Center is also a new employer for Corban students to consider. Anna Bassous, a Corban sophomore, is one happy new employee. About a month ago, fellow student Carol Goyer told her that a revamped management staff was hiring. Bassous was hired as a lifeguard, along with Goyer, and began her position at the Kroc two weeks ago. “I love working with kids, and Carol said that [the Kroc Center] needed lifeguards!” said Bassous. The Kroc’s “pool” is actually a collection of pools: a kiddy pool with a play structure, a “current” pool, a cloverleaf-shaped water slide and the lap pool. In front of the pools is a small workout center with about 50 machines, all brand new, and some free weights are located at the far end of the workout center. A large gym is on the other side, with room for basketball games and volleyball games to go on at the same time. A rock wall stands near the front desk. For an extra fee, people of practically any age can step into the rented equipment, chalk

Events Calendar

African Stone Sculpture Open through May 23 Displayed in the Hallie Ford Museum Study Gallery. Tues-Sat 10-5 pm; Sunday 1-5 pm Students: $2 700 State Street Salem, Oregon 97301 503-370-6855

Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest March 25 to April 25 Over 40 acres of Tulips and Daffodils, cut flowers, bulbs, and gift shop. Daily 9am. to 6pm. Weekends: $10 per car load Weekdays: $5 per car load 30 minutes from Salem, 33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, OR 97071

Mission Mill During Spring Break

Photo by Kenneth Mabry

Anna Bassous and Carol Goyer watch the kiddie pool as a part of their lifeguard duties.

their hands and climb to the top. Down a long hallway at the further end of the Kroc Center are several rooms. Here, visitors and members can do homework in the computer lab, learn a new language in a classroom or play board games. The $80 million facility is a dream come true for members of Salem’s community. In January 2004, McDonald heiress Joan Kroc left $1.5 billion to the Salvation Army to build community centers around the country. Members of the Salem community wanted one of their own. Soon after, Salem was awarded $71 million to build and operate its own Kroc Center. But the dream was not yet alive. The community worked for four hard years to

raise nearly $10 million, bringing the total amount to $80 million. In late September 2009, the Kroc Center opened its doors for the first time. Now, as many as 1,000 students, parents, coaches and athletes visit the center each day. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. The Kroc Center promotes Christian values through music, employees and volunteers. The center is a 92,000 square foot, $40 million facility on nearly 11 acres in Northeast Salem, located on Bill Frey Drive NE. The center can be found online at www.salemkroc.org, and reached by phone at (503) 566-5762.

March 23-25,11 am -2pm Admission: $2 Mission Mill Museum will be offering a variety of activities during spring break. 1313 Mill Street SE Salem, OR 97301-6351

OMSI presents SAMSON

Open until August 31 39-foot fossil of Earth’s most fearsome carnivore on display. The skeleton is one of the most complete T-rex skeletons in existence. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 9:30 a.m.—5:30 p.m. The first sunday of every month is $2. regular prices for adults are $11

Outward focuses on college youth By Kristin Zanon Staff writer In late summer of 2007, something happened in Salem that had never happened before. A church was started (that’s not the significant part). The significance of this church is that it was started with a specific heart and vision that desired to reach young people and the people who want to reach young people. Outward Church was born. Matt Porter, the pastor of Outward, was doing some research several years ago that led him to pursue church-planting. “I was leading a college ministry at a local church,” he says, “and realized that there were about 17,000 18-24 year olds in the city of Salem. At the time there was not one church (or college ministry) in the Salem area that was reaching even one percent of that number.” In a city that is home to Chemeketa Community College, Corban College and Willamette University, one would think that more college students were being reached. Porter and a few others, including some of the college students he had been working with, decided God was calling them to change things in Salem. Outward’s primary demographic is single people in their 20’s, young families and a few older adults. In regard to the average age of the church congregation, Porter explains, “This generation, more than any other generation, has drastically different values that are difficult to mesh with previous generations, but this is what we work hard at accomplishing.” Senior Kris Cox began attending Outward about two years ago when the church was still fairly new. “It was rough in the beginning, because we were all poor, busy, and used to being in churches where the older generation takes care of most of the logistical parts of church,” remembers Cox. Because Outward had to rely on its young members for leadership, “A lot of us were required to grow into those roles.” In order to be relevant with society’s current generation of college students, Outward holds church services on Sunday mornings as well as Sunday nights, has a laid-back feel and loud music that resembles worship front-runners Hillsong United

and Jesus Culture. Admissions counselor Jordan Walker, who also attends Outward, says, “It is a place where you can feel comfortable taking your un-churched friends. It is very seeker friendly and very comfortable for young adults.” Although Walker loves being a part of Outward, she is not naïve to the fact that some people may have misconceptions and hesitations about the health of the church. “I have heard people who call Outward a ‘fake church.’” I know they are mostly referring to the casual, concert-like setting, and assuming that its teaching is less doctrinal than other traditional church settings.” To that she responds, “Wrong!” Outward is committed to the doctrines of Scripture. Porter lists out what he calls the “four hills we’ll die on,” the biblical principles the church will never compromise: to be gospel-centered, missionally minded, engaging in the culture, and focused on truly making disciples. Averaging about 180 attendees per week, Outward is affiliated with an organization called Acts 29. Acts 29 is an organization that focuses on helping start churches that plant churches. In order to be the lead pastor of an Acts 29 church or plant a church of this affiliation, one must go through assessment and training, which Porter and his wife, Chris, went through together. Although the qualifications for an Acts 29 church are numerous, Porter believes that the cornerstones are “qualified male eldership (1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1), reformed theology and Christcentered preaching.” Three years after its first church service, Outward is still thriving. Within the past year, they moved their church location to the old Keith Brown building on Front Street. As for the success of the new location, Porter says, “I think it has helped people see that we plan to be around for a while.” For those who are looking for something Scripturally solid, but a little more contemporary, Outward Church might be their ticket. “Outward is definitely different,” says Cox. “The sanctuary is an old lumber building, the music is loud, and the members are rough, but I believe that their heart is to seek Christ and His will. Churches are not buildings, they are not pastors, and they are not individuals. Churches are the communities that make up the body of Christ.”


Special Feature

Corban College

Megan Wozniak Editor in chief

Mark Flores Staff writer

Bargain hunting Hunting for sport There’s something about getting up three hours after placing your head on your warm pillow and preparing mentally for the battle ahead. There’s something about waiting outside a store the morning after Thanksgiving, bloated, wishing you weren’t drinking McDonald’s coffee, praying the spoils this year are better than last. There’s just something so natural and beautiful about the way grown women bare their teeth and scream at one another, all over a 95 percent-off duvet cover they will probably return tomorrow. Bargain hunting is not for the faint of heart. No. In order to accomplish my task to acquire as many discount Christmas presents as possible, I arm myself with an arsenal: cold turkey sandwich for energy, shop ads in case any discrepancies arise, and a can of pepper spray in case the grandma in the next aisle starts shopping from my cart. These are the tools I live and shop by. Then there’s my shopping buddy, my little brother Anthony. While my girlfriends are able to hunt with their kind, I must bring a man, well, a 17-year-old boy, into these uncharted department stores. He becomes the requisite line holder in Kohl’s, where I’ve found the perfect gift for my vampireloving friend: Twilight Scene-It. “Are we really waiting in line for this?”

By Megan Wozniak Editor in chief

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he asks. I scoff back, “No, you are. I need to find the electric grill they have for only $10 after the coupon, the automatic rebate, the mail-in rebate, and the discount for being an early bird shopper.” His eyes flash fear as the women in line move forward, toward the registers. I press on, knowing the experience will make him stronger or at least skittish around pajamaclad women. I find the holy grill, and we leave the store just in time to see the sunrise. That took only two hours. The hunt is going well. Dragging Anthony by the collar, we make it through J.C. Penny’s, Macy’s and Sears with only minor abrasions. But this has all been practice - preparation for the big guys: Wal-Mart and Best Buy. It’s 7 a.m. as we pull into Best Buy’s parking lot. Wal-Mart was a bust - to get any action there, you have to camp out and stalk your prey for at least a day. We passed through the doors of the electronic wilderness; I breathed in the smell of Styrofoam, printer ink and (could it be?) the GPS I had set my heart on. I used my nose and passed seamlessly through the masses. These obstacles could not deter me from my mission. I saw. I grabbed. I bought.

There is a distinct subculture at Corban: the hunters. They hail from Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska – in some cases, even Oregon. They are united by the challenges they have faced coming to college in a big city – rather unfriendly territory. Though the changes these students go through may seem minor – nothing more than the average student goes through – many outdoorsmen and women find the adjustment to college life difficult because hunting is so ingrained in their daily lives. This could not be truer for Alaskan native and Corban senior Ashley Moser. Example: her family only eats meat they have killed themselves. “We stock the freezer every summer with moose, halibut and

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There’s something about hearing geese overhead at 5 a.m. on a cold, fog-filled morning. There’s something about packing out into Diablo Canyon on 900 acres, looking for the next trophy buck. There’s just something so simple yet so enjoyable about hunting. I come from a family full of hunters. Everything from quail and grouse to elk and the occasional black bear – if it’s “in-season,” we’ve probably shot, eaten and stuffed it. At the top of the “hunting hierarchy” on my mom’s side, sits Papa Richard, the bane of mule deer in the Trinity Mountains in Northern California. To put it in perspective, he lost count of how many deer he’s taken after 50 … and that was 20 years ago. I can remember at a young age, most kids were playing with the latest Nintendo or action figures; Grandpa had my cousins and me learning how to disassemble Remington 870s and putting three 30.06 bullets into a half dollar at 200 yards. It’s all about culture, I suppose; the city-folk don’t understand it, I would think to myself. While I’m no redneck who is missing teeth and driving a ’78 Ford, I find a peace sitting in a gooseblind in 10 inches of water wait-

ing for the next flying V to pass overhead. Acts 11 is how I explain my background of “living off the land” for at least a few weeks of the year. This, of course, is explained to people who just don’t get why following migratory patterns of elk herds and reloaded shell casings is fun. In Acts, Peter recognizes the wild, untamed masses of wild beasts, and the good Father tells him to pick up a blade and utilize their meat, for what? To eat. To never be wasteful is to be respectful. Animals were created for many things; one of those is to sustain. If there’s something to be gained by hunting, it’s a responsibility. In many cases, populations of hunted game would become over abundant if hunting regulations weren’t in place. To be frank, certain groups of creatures need to be hunted in order for a balance of the ecosystem to stay afloat. Simply, to treat wild game with respect and not extend your limits past conservation allow for the God’s green earth to remain intact. And now, I sit here, honking away on one of my eight goose calls with the smell of spent powder and stagnant water in the air. “Ah, a good day,” says I.

salmon,” said Moser. “I don’t think we’ve ever bought fish from the store; it’s nasty and full of all sorts of gross stuff. If we get our fish and meat, we know where it came from and we know what’s in it.” Here, Moser is faced with Aramark’s prepared meals, and no wild game supplements her cafeteria diet. “I don’t hunt at all while I’m at school for several reasons: I don’t have a license, my guns are back home, I don’t have anyone to go with, I don’t have the gear to pack out an animal, and I don’t need the meat,” Moser said. Other students, like Montana resident Tyler Heine have found ways to hunt in and around Salem, but not without great effort. “It got a lot more expensive [hunting in Salem], and I wasn’t able to go as much,” said Heine. “I had to buy a safe to put in my house for all my guns. I had to drive for three hours to find any good hunting.” But Heine considers himself lucky to have found a friend in Tom Samek, director of Campus Care. Samek lives on a century farm east of campus, with plenty of room for Heine, his wife, Jeanne, and their dog, Butter, to roam.

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“Thanks to Mr. Samek, I was still able to shoot my guns and run my dog quite a bit because he was kind enough to let me go shoot at his property,” said Heine. The common thread among many of the students who come from hunting backgrounds is that they are willing to put in extra effort to do a sport that they love. Baseball player Luke Balbas, from Idaho, was raised hunting and loves being able to be in God’s creation while getting both an adrenaline rush and meat. Hunting is a priority for Balbas, one that can take precedence over college life. “I skipped the first week of school this year to hunt elk, but didn’t really get to do much else,” Balbas said, whose “weapon of choice” is his bow. Many of these students miss hunting because it is inextricably bound up with memories of their homes and families. “Hunting is important to me,” said junior Amy Marolf, “because it’s been a way of life in my family for generations.”

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Sports

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Softball ‘close,’ to begin conference play

Photos by Mark Flores

Junior Makenzie Marchbanks holds a (4-7) pitching record through 19 games. To go along with her team-high 10 complete games pitched, Marchbanks’ team-low 1.90 ERA sits fourth-best in the Cascade Collegiate Conference.

By Mark Flores Staff Writer The Lady Warriors are so close. Close enough to stand on the doorstep against several NAIA top 25 teams in their young season. This past Saturday, they couldn’t walk through that door after falling in a doubleheader at the hands of No. 9-ranked Simon Fraser of Canada. Opening the day, Corban fell behind after the Clan gained a 1-0 lead off leftfielder Jessie Harris’ single. The Warrior offense was stagnant until senior Jessica Schell sent her first homerun of the season to straightway center, tying the game at 1-1. After holding Simon Fraser scoreless until extra innings, junior Maken-

zie Marchbanks allowed three straight hits in the top of the ninth, loading the bases. Simon Fraser shortstop Leah Riske’s sacrifice groundout plated the go-ahead run and a batter later, Haley Cicchetti brought home the eventual winning tally of the night. The Clan tacked on an additional two runs off the bat of first baseman Jess Martin, upping their lead to 5-1. Corban was unable to respond in the home half of the ninth, managing to score only one run. Freshman designated hitter Tess Bennett drove in her first RBI in a Warrior uniform before the Clan closed out the game, 5-2. In the nightcap, Corban started off strong, seeing a pair of outfielders, freshman Liane DeHart and senior Bec-

Freshman Stephanie Nippert owns a piece of a team lead in home runs with fellow freshman Erica Fitzgerald. Nippert’s three-run blast against Simon Fraser boosted her inaugural Warrior season total to three.

ca Franke, get on base in the opening inning. Freshman Stephanie Nippert singled and brought DeHart around to score. On the same play, Franke made the turn for home after Clan third-baseman Carly Moir’s throwing error, extending the Warrior lead to 2-0. The Warriors’ lead was short lived, seeing Simon Fraser bombard sophomore pitcher Brittany Wagner. Simon Fraser sent two three-run round-trippers over the fence, coming off Kelsey Haberi and Megan Durrant. Taking a 6-2 lead into the latter half of the contest, Simon Fraser added to its lead after Brittany Mayers singled, bringing the Clan’s lead to 7-2. In the bottom of the seventh, Corban showed life after Franke and freshman Erica Fitzgerald both connected on sin-

gles. Nippert, clutch as always, stepped to the plate and sent her third home run of the season to the yard, bringing the Warriors within striking distance at 7-5. A batter later, Schell reached the base paths, bringing the potential winning tying run to the player. Clan pitcher Cara Lukawesky stood her ground and fanned Corban’s last hope, sophomore Twyla Baggarley, to end the game with two Simon Frasier victories in hand. The Lady Warriors will be back on the diamond this Friday on the road against rival Concordia University. The doubleheader will begin conference play in the Cascade Collegiate Conference, where Corban looks to make a push to the NAIA National Tournament in May.

Despite two HRs, Corban falls to cross-town rival, Willamette By Mark Flores Staff Writer

Photo by Doug Pfeiler

In a game against the University of British Columbia, junior transfer Tyler Lake prepares to hit the ball. Lake went on to hit two Warrior home runs against the Bearcats. Along with Lake, junior Steven Candalaria hit a roundtripper of his own in the loss to Willamette University.

Despite two home runs from juniors Tyler Lake and Steven Candalaria, Corban fell to Salem-based rival Willamette, 14-7. Things began badly for the Warriors when Willamette got on the board early in the first inning off Mitchell Rowan’s threerun blast. Candalaria answered in the visitor half of the second, when he went yard over the left field fence. Two batters later, Lake brought home junior Taylor Wyatt on a double to

right, inching the Warriors back into the game. A balk on the mound by Bearcat pitcher Jake Jones plated freshman Jake Balbas, knotting the score 3-3. Unable to hold the tie, Corban pitching gave up five unanswered runs, including a Doug Bloom home run, his second of the afternoon, upping Willamette’s lead to 3-8. Juniors Steven Blum and Trevor Winsor pulled Corban to within striking distance after both collected RBIs in the top of the seventh. Still trailing 5-8, Corban pitching continued to

struggle, giving up four runs after the seventh inning stretch. Lake finally made his presence felt, smacking his first long ball of the season to left center. His two-run shot moved the Warriors to within five runs, 7-12. Willamette freshman Tyson Giza put the game out of reach, roping a two-run home run late in the eighth inning for the final tally of the game in the Bearcats’ favor, 7-14. Corban will return to the diamond tomorrow, March 17 against I-5 rival George Fox University at 3 p.m.


Sports

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Track team right from the start By Christena Brooks Journalism adviser A well-heeled program it is not, but Corban’s track and field team more than kept pace with three larger schools in the season’s first competition on March 6. Competing against teams arriving by motor coach, the Warriors left their 1986 Ford bus stalled in the Corban parking lot and carpooled to the Willamette Opener in downtown Salem. And while the athletes from Western, Willamette and Whitworth Universities were coming off the exclusive indoor track season, the Warriors have been training outdoors at Salem Academy, a local Christian high school. “This was our first meet, and we did really well, we felt, against some really strong teams,” said head coach Norm Berney. The Warriors had seven second-place showings, and 12 athletes qualified for the 2010 Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships.

Both men’s and women’s 4x400-meter relay teams finished second, the men with a time of 3:28.26 and the women with a time of 4:06.97. For the first time in its history, Corban had enough runners to enter three additional relay teams, which finished fourth and seventh. “We have double the numbers in track,” Berney said, explaining how the program has grown to 40 athletes this year. “And quality-wise we’re just very excited.” The Warriors’ flurry of second-place finishes began with freshman Christy Mosier’s 11.81meter throw in shot put. “Before the meet, I had a goal of throwing at least 38 feet (11.58 meters),” Mosier said. “I was pleased that I was able to perform that on Saturday.” On the track, junior David Anderson finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.57. For the women, freshman Jacquelyn Taylor completed the 400-meter dash, finishing in

1:00.8; sophomore Courtney Welling ran the 800-meters in 2:21.69; and Jocelynn Smith turned in a time of 68.26 in the 400-meter hurdles. In addition to the second-place finishers, the day’s conference championship qualifiers were Jessica Rouse, Rian Miller, Jenny Harman, Eliya Kohl, Jennifer Hague, Caleb Goins and Kym Hunt. “We’ve never had 12 qualify for conference championships in the first meet,” Berney said. “We had a very solid performance. Our next goal is to get people qualified for nationals.” Leading Corban’s deep team is a larger coaching staff: sprint coach and bus driver Brent Seidler, distance coach Brent Fahsholz, middle distance and sprint coach Brad Bates and throwing coach David Malcolm. Corban’s new athletic director Dave Johnson, an Olympic decathlete, even shows up to help coach javelin.

Athletic dean now taking control of intramurals By Mark Flores Staff writer With ASB elections concluding this past week, a familiar member of the Executive Committee will be absent. The Intramurals Coordinator, an ASB office, has been phased out and direct control has been turned over to Dr. Dave Bale, dean of athletics. Two years ago, Bale suggested that intramurals be moved under the Athletic Department’s jurisdiction. Now in the present, Bale’s dream of an intramurals program with heavy Athletic Department influence will come to fruition. “I proposed to Dr. Reno Hoff [Corban president] to put all (campus athletic) activities under one person,” said Bale. Along with overseeing the Human Performance program, Bale

will now direct intercollegiate everything accomplished.” athletics and all The format that activates that fall was initially introunder intramurals. duced by intramuBale, a former inral coordinators has tramurals coordibarely changed and nator himself, had has been “passed been a key adviser down,” according to previous stuto Bale. This sysdents who held the tem leaves a very office over his time small amount for at Corban. Along growth due to its with its success as comfortability faca student-led positor. tion, Bale believed “If anything, it that the system had stays stagnant goits flaws. ing from student “Students who to student,” said were perusing that Bale. Dave Bale position could The Dean of Athcome and talk with me for gain- letics hopes that now under the Athing ideas,” Bale said. “Some of letic Department, the intramurals them took those ideas, while others program at Corban will flourish. Part didn’t due to not being able to get of this upgrade will be the technical

research of new staff member Donny Zavala, gym facilities manager. Zavala has already taken trips to Western Oregon and Oregon State to get an inside view of higher division institutional intramural programs. As well, Zavala has pored over other Division 1 schools’ criteria in running intercollegiate programs and is optimistic in his approach towards working with Bale. While the intramurals office is no longer a student-run office, Bale still values and wants student involvement. “We’ve put out the notice that we’d like to have some of our interns involved. We already have four individuals interested in possible involvement,” Bale said. “We don’t know quite what type of monster we’re going to create by flipping the box wide open,” he said with a laugh.

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Entertainment

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La Hacienda Real -- it’s the ‘Real’ deal By Bill DeHaven Staff writer Mexico is not in our backyard. But perhaps a small part of it is, in the form of a small, colorful chain of restaurants called “La Hacienda Real.” The name means “the real estate;” if they’re trying to bring the real taste of Mexico to Salem, they sure do come close. The charm of the restaurant is evident from the front door. Decorative tiles are everywhere, not just the floor. Bright terra cotta and painted porcelain cover the booths, surround the windows and spread across the walls. The lights even spring from ornamental settings in the ceiling. Spiney and stiff desert plants in pots sit above the

booths while large paintings, depicting rural courtyards and framed in ornate wood, hang on the walls. They could be windows to the country where La Hacienda Real came from. Into this instant immersion came our waitress, Lorena, bearing gifts of handmade tortilla chips and three kinds of dip: salsa, chopped cabbage, and frijoles (refried beans). The chips were addicting; dipping them into a mixture of frijoles and cabbage made them more addicting. Next, our waiter Manuel brought huge mounds of food that we hadn’t realized we’d ordered: a Macho Burrito and a Pollo Asado. The burrito took up the entire length of the plate; the plate took up almost half of the table. In ad-

dition, the food was served piping hot, something that is usually missing from most restaurants, and wasn’t too spicy: it was possible to enjoy the flavor without melting my mouth. After stuffing ourselves, the punch line came when Lorena came by and asked, “Would you like to try our desserts?” Yes, I would, but where would I put them? We appreciated the service immensely. Manuel was quick, professional and had a great sense of humor. It was evident that he and Lorena worked together on their tables when I ordered my Dr. Pepper from her and he was the one who actually brought it. A cooperative atmosphere like that really adds something

Photo by Audrey Terhune

The rich colors and Mexican decorations add to the overall feel of La Hacienda Real.

inviting to a restaurant. And though the meals typically cost around $12, it was worth

the price, because it included not just food ,but an authentic cultural experience.

‘Wedding’ emphasizes, tests family loyalty Movie Guide Positive Elements Within this film is a strong emphasis on family and loyalty to them. Lucia and Marcus work hard to please their parents, while trying to make the beginnings of their own family. Also, it expresses the need for each person in a relationship to show love and, most importantly, respect for each other. The importance of truth blares from the screen as Lucia lies her way into a dramatic blow-up with her parents. After the arguement, her father quietly reminds her that “I may be mad at you, but I still love you.” Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight

America Ferreira and Lance Gross are the happy couple, Lucia and Marcus, in “Our Family Wedding.”

By Audrey Terhune Staff writer Repeat after me, “Our marriage, their wedding.” Whatever you do, remember that your special day between you and that amazing someone is not yours, but your family’s. They have the privilege and duty to decide what cake you will have, who will be officiating the wedding, and who is invited. As the age old saying goes, “First comes love, then comes marriage…” For Lucia Ramirez and Marcus Boyd, in the movie, “Our Family Wedding,” love was the easy part. America Ferrera and Lance Gross play Lucia and Marcus, who have to tell their families that they are planning on getting married, and it is ... complicated. While planning to share their engagement over dinner, the couple repeatedly deals with the issue of lying and hiding things from their parents. Lucia would have an easier time making bread without flour than telling her parents the truth. She frequently submits to her family to avoid confrontations. When her father asks her how law school is going, she tentatively tells him that all is well. What she “forgets” to mention is that she dropped out threemonths ago and has been working as a teacher. As preparations for their wedding

progress, her family (particularly her father and grandmother) start taking verbal shots at Marcus. Miguel even takes Marcus to the police station, to find out if he has a criminal record. Unfortunately, Miguel’s tactic backfires as there is a warrant out for his arrest from many years earlier. Through all of Marcus’s difficulties trying to gain her family’s acceptance, Lucia rarely stands up to them for Marcus. As the stress of the wedding increases, he is left question ing, “Should I do this? Is this the right thing for us?” She makes the situation easy by giving him back his ring. For what appears to be an entire day, both of them struggle to understand what is the best thing for them to do. The solution: Lucia ends up in Brad’s backyard, singing a song of love and devotion to Marcus. He comes out just in time to save the neighborhood (and my ears) from the endless noise of all the howling coyotes. My sister always tells me that in any serious relationship there will be a major fight; one that will test the core of the relationship. Here both Marcus and Lucia were tested and in the end they came out shining. They both ultimately realized that this was their wedding. However, they both learned to cheerfully submit to some of their families’ requests and thus bring unity between the divided families and races.

Spiritual Content Marcus, who is “technically Baptist”— though he never attends church—deals with the strict traditions of Lucia’s strictly Catholic family. Images of the crucifix are seen several times on screen, including a lifesize one seen at the preparation for their reception and wedding. As any traditional Catholic family, they have a Catholic priest marry them, who stangely made me think more of a Jewish rabbi than a priest. Many of the traditions of a Catholic wedding were present, yet thankfully, for guest and us viewers, it was all conducted in English. Even though Lucia’s familiy’s faith is clearly portrayed throughout this movie, Marcus’s family, who has no such backgroud, tries to have some say. Sexual Content Many of the female characters wear low cut shirts and dresses. Also, several of the main characters--and wedding guests--get a little physical. Lucia’s mother tries to have a romantic trist with her husband in order to spark the old flame of their relationship. Instead, they end up falling out of a car and are caught by their daughter who informs them that they are old and “that is gross.” Also, one of the key issues of the entire movie, as well as to her family, is whether Lucia has been sleeping with Marcus. It is quite clear from the beginning that Lucia and Marcus have been living together and have been having sex. For her family, this is a big issue that for most of the film the couple hides. When Lucia finally fesses up

to her parents, they are both clearly disappointed and upset, yet still deeply love her. Another aspect of this movie is that Brad seems to have a different young lady each scene. Many of them are Lucia’s age or one of her high school friends. While at a bar, Miguel and Brad both hit the dance floor with multiple young, and scantily clad, women. Violent Content The amount of, or should I say the lack of, violence in this film surprised me. Crude or Profane Language The s-word and f-word were used at least once, as well as many other profanities, including occasions of the Lord’s name. Because of the racially charged issues in this movie, several of the characters find great enjoyment in joking about or yelling inappropriate racially charged comments. Drug & Alcohol Content Wine is featured in many of the scenes. In fact, it seems rare in both families to sit down for a meal without a glass of wine. Miguel and Brad both enter a bar and have quite a few drinks. Other Negative Elements The most repulsive scene for me included a run-away goat that got trapped in Brad’s bathroom and ate a whole bottle of Viagra. The scene that followed was one I could have done without. Conclusion For a romantic drama, I thought this one did an excellent job of presenting several important issues. Both people in the relationship need to know and feel respected and loved. Also, the racial issues discussed were important and well expressed. However, Brad’s frequently loose behavior, mixed with all of the other negative features made this film somewhat awkward to watch at times. If you love romantic dramas that have a predictable ending and a few mind-prodding issues, then this movie might be a good one for you. However, if you are not sure if watching romance on the big screen is for you, this movie would be a horror film in the making.


Opinion

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What’s the

fuss?

Erinn Streckfuss Columnist

Missing the connection Connection is what we are missing. It is the deepest ache in the deepest part of our being. It is the hunger that gnaws at our stomachs day in and out, confusing us with falsities to fill it with. Our yearning for connection is so desperate, so deep we try desperately to connect with sex, to feel intimate, with drugs, to feel expansive or insensible, or both. Comfortably numb. We want to feel safe and we want to belong. Since the beginning of time, since our creation as human beings, this has been placed inside of us. After all, we were made in God’s image. Paul said, “All things were created by Him for Him.” Being created for God’s pleasure does not mean humanity was made to entertain God or provide Him with amusement. God is a creative Being, and it gives Him pleasure to create. God is a personal Being, and it gives Him pleasure to have other beings He can have a genuine relationship with. We were created in His image. As image-bearers of God, it is only natural that we are creative beings as well as personal beings. Creativity has to do with connection. In this day and age, we tend to regurgitate old ideas, but that doesn’t mean we still don’t have creativity within us. Michael Ray, a Stanford professor who teaches a course on creativity, says that creativity exists within everyone. He believes that when people can’t tap into their creativity, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Instead, it means that the creativity is being suppressed by what he terms as the voice of judgment – what I term as the inner censor. We have lost our connection with almost everything and through that this voice of judgment, this censor, comes alive within us telling us, “You’re not creative. This is nothing new. It’s been done before.” And we don’t have the guts to question it, because we are not connected enough to know. Connected to each other. To God. To the earth. To ourselves. Up until only a couple of hundred years ago, for thousands and thousands of years, most people went

to bed when the sun went down and rose when the sun came up. This is what was natural. These days, we are able to stay up as late as we want, thanks to the invention of the light bulb. This messes up our sleep and in turn ourselves. We live in houses and drive cars that have air-conditioning and heat. We can access almost any piece of information in the matter of a split second – depending on how fast our Internet is. We can go virtually anywhere we want and do anything we please, all at a price, but it is possible. We find entertainment and pleasure in machines. Machines that breathe for us, entertain us, feed us, and even exercise us. Our connection with nature – our natural selves – has been severed. We used to live by the flow and rhythm of the earth; now we live dependent upon our modern inventions. On our machines. When we deny this connection, we deny our Creator. After all, how you treat the creation reflects how you feel about the Creator. We have also lost the connection with intimacy. So much so that when we go to bed with our husbands and wives, we have to take pills for sexual dysfunction. When girls hire a personal trainer, and he is touching her to help her stretch and exercise, she can’t help but become attached to him emotionally. She longs for that physical touch combined with the feeling of safety and help. He is not only giving her physical intimacy, but the emotional intimacy that consists with those feelings. He is helping her lose weight and get healthy; he is helping her take care of herself and, in turn, making her feel better about herself, which makes her feel good about him. It’s no wonder that most women who have a personal trainer develop some sort of crush on him. We are sensual, physical, creative, personal beings made by a sensual, physical, creative, personal God. We are made to be connected to more than machines. We are made to be connected to Him.

Mustache March Kristin Zanon Staff writer

Some things should be inherited, not grown. Mustaches, for example. Allow me to explain. My dad was born with a mustache. I’m convinced. I’ve never known my dad without that portion of facial hair, so in his case it would be weird if he didn’t have one. The same principle covers all other “dads” – a.k.a. men who were born before 1960. They’re allowed to have a mustache.

As for everyone else, I’m vehemently opposed. This month, men on college campuses all around the country “celebrate” Mustache March. What’s to celebrate, though? In New Zealand men grow mustaches during what they call “Movember” to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Why do men participate in Mustache March? Not to raise awareness or promote health, but to be weird and arguably creepy. Men say (to us women), “Mustaches are natural.” I would argue that there is nothing natural about a hair cater-

pillar sitting below your nose, catching your sneezes. There are many different kinds of mustaches. I don’t like any of them. There is the “Fu Manchu” – the kind of mustache that descends along both sides of the mouth and is commonly associated with hardcore Harley riders. Then you have the “handlebar” – the ends of the mustache curl upward slightly. You should only have this kind if you’re an actor on a pasta commercial, and preferably if it is fake. Finally, the “Mexi-stache.” (For clarification, that is not a racial slur or a racist comment in any way.) The term originated in reference to the thin layer of hair above the upper lip that Hispanic men choose to grow. The term has infiltrated our Caucasian world, as white men have caught on. So maybe we should start calling it a “Caucasi-stache”? I don’t know. This type of mustache will make you look like a creeper before the week is over.

Although I can’t fathom why any man would grow a mustache, I’ve brainstormed the only possibilities I could think of. 1. To have a place on his face to stash (no pun intended) morsels of food for later. 2. If he is an eighth-grade boy, he wants to flaunt to his male peers that he has reached puberty, so he grows an awkward layer of what is no longer peach fuzz (but still not quite facial hair) above his upper lip. 3. To avoid dating. 4. If he’s tired of his “nice guy” reputation, a mustache will help him increase his “creeper factor” exponentially. 5. To protect his upper lip from sunburns. Those upper lip sunburns. They’re…vicious. 6. To inspire the birth of a Facebook group in his honor. (i.e. the actual group “Chad White’s Mexi-Stache,” with only 28 fans; currently competing with “Chad White NOT Having a Mexi-Stache,” with 56 fans).

Blots of ink Kate Schell Columnist

Techno Jesus

Technically, I’m a Christian. (insert outrageous number Technologically, I’m not. here) Christians!!!!!1” groups, I will never join or donate or that proves my faithfulness, invite my friends to a Facebook right? group called “JESUS CHRISTProbably not. our 1st LOVE and PRIORITY, Too often, these hi-tech symABOVE everyone and every- bols of piety seem to be atthing else.” tempts to disguise unfaithful I will never add 53 Pieces of living, like makeup on an ugly Flair emblawoman. zoned with But the “I crosses and love I don’t want to status myJesus” Bible referenchigh es spelled out fall into the trap school friend in preppy fonts posted clashes of easy piety. I with her bingeto my “flair board.” profile want my faith to drinking I will never picture. The resort to spiribe more than a same goes for tual exhibitionmy coworker’s fan page, more gossipy wall ism with “God is working post. than a mask I soooo much in It’s good to my life” posts be honest about wear online. to reassure my where you mom of what are, to be una good little Christian girl I’m ashamed of your faith, to speak being at college. (or type) uplifting words. But There’s nothing wrong with as the old maxim goes, actions having spiritual reminders on- speak louder than words. line. There’s nothing wrong Too many people with “Chriswith wanting Jesus with me ev- tian” listed under their “Relierywhere, including the world gious Views” give the world wide web. plenty of reasons to deny the But for me, it’s sort of like transforming truth of Christia WWJD bracelet, fish-shaped anity. bumper sticker or Jesus bobble I don’t want to contribute to head. It’s fabricated evidence the hypocrisy. And I don’t want of a passion I may or may not to fall into the trap of easy piactually possess off-screen. ety. I want my faith to be more If I read the daily Bible verse than a fan page, more than a on my profile, should it count mask I wear online. as devotional time? If you want to follow Jesus on If I post lyrics from an Air1 Twitter, go ahead. But rememsong as my status, does it show ber, Jesus said the world would how holy I am? recognize his disciples by their If I join 12 “I bet I can find love – not by their apps.

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That’s entertainment? By Megan Wozniak Editor in chief As the lights dimmed for another scene change, The Jam’s “That’s Entertainment” pulsed from the speakers. Like a midnight infomercial, the song promised more than what could be expected from the product, or in this case the play. The best and worst part of “The Little Theatre’s Production of Hamlet,” which was as long and as tedious as its title, was the musical interludes that accompanied the more than dozen scene changes. “That’s Entertainment” was joined by Rush’s “Closer Photos by Elisabeth Doornink to the Heart,” The Pretenders’ more than mildly inappropriate “Brass in Pocket,” and Christi Hathorn humorously among others, David Bowie’s “Heroes.” This collision of rock ballads conflicted with portrays Lodocia Reynalds. the rural West Virginian setting. And yet, each song, in its own absurd way, pumped renewing breath into the lifeless play. The brilliant use of a thrust stage in the Psalm Center Annex was wasted on the amateur script revolving around a defunct New York director who travels south to direct a five-week production of Hamlet. Once there, the director, played by an energetic Sarah Stroud, finds herself at odds with the six townspeople who make up the acting trope. Clichés like, “A try is all any of us has” and “This type of thing really brings people out of themselves,” presided, seemingly meant to designate the wisdom of country folk. The director – Katie Karnes, assisted by Rachel Ost – chose a play that pushed Corban limits of propriety with the unapologetic stereotype of the poor as uneducated, drunkards who use salty language because they don’t know better. But instead of being necessary to the plot, the impropriety of it all seemed only to serve as a catalyst – as a means of determining how much leeway a production could expect to receive. The country ensemble sported a range of forced hillbilly accents Sarah Stroud, Kimberly Liu, Krystal Kuehn – from Alabamian to Arkansan and even backwoods Appalachian. The acand Taylor Husk argue over Hamlet. tors’ affected speech became more pronounced and painfully hilarious as they began to recite Hamlet. This comedic bright spot was soon extinguished by the not-so-subtle moral statements interjected at regular intervals. Old Hattie, played by Kimberly Liu, is pronounced a bard, a regular Shakespeare in granny panties, for uttering such remarks as, “The apple of your attitude” and, “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.” It takes a while for the audience to realize this is what the play is all about – that Shakespeare was a man writing to regular people, people like Hattie or Lodocia (played with perfect comic timing by Christi Kimberly Liu, Krystal Kuehn, Jill Hochstetler and Christi Hathorn react during a rehearsal. Hathorn); that people like these could possibly be literary geniuses. People, even with hillbilly accents and a beer can in hand, without an expansive education can be as profound as the most venerated playwright of all time. This concept is as clichéd as most of the dialogue, the idea that we all have an inner bard just waiting for a washed up director to extract it from us. It’s as clichéd as, say, a director learning the meaning of life by living simply and leaving her attitude in New York. In the end, the actors, the set, the makeup, the costumes could not compensate for the directors’ poor choice. Krystal Kuehn plays Mona Wilkins, the theatre-loving West Virginian who plays Ophelia in their Hamlet production.

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