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Report: Faculty infighting endangers UT’s doctoral psychology program By Samantha Rhodes and Samuel Derkin
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After reports of internal hostility — including fights with raised voices and yells — the University of Toledo Doctoral Clinical Psychology Program’s accreditation could be put on probation by the American Psychologist Association. The APA, which filed its report in
March, could suspend the doctoral clinical psychology program’s accreditation if the program doesn’t fix the concerns by February. The association reviewed UT’s psychology program in 2010 and accredited it for seven years. But in late March, the association made a special site when it discovered the program’s faculty members were “not able to provide high quality clini-
cal education and training to their students due to the current hostile climate in the program.” Major concerns included “ineffective leadership” and a “hostile environment that has developed over the years” and “interferes with the provision of high quality clinical education and training to students.” Interim psychology department chair John McSweeny said that a
great deal has changed within the program since he has been hired. When asked about his experiences with faculty hostility, he said he would rather not speak about it. “You know, whenever you get into talking about situations of this sort, then you start talking about people,” he said. “I think things are much See Psychology / 3 »
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We’re accused of being lazy, disrespectful and apathetic. But is it true? By Amanda Eggert Community Editor
Hey you — you’re lazy, selfindulgent, entitled and unrealistic. Well, maybe not. But does that sound familiar? Maybe you’ve heard it from your mom, dad, grandfather, aunt, professor or old, crotchety neighbor. The generation of today — commonly referred to as millennials — were born between 1980 and 2000, and are distinctly different from older generations such as the baby boomers and generation x. But why? Is it because we come from a different time? Are the core aspects of our faults relevant to all generations in
some form or another? Or are we just the worst generation ever?
Are we lazy? “I think that that conception is warranted,” said Makayla Lockett, a senior majoring in linguistics. “There is a lot of work nowadays that technology does for us that we are not required to do anymore because we have gotten to the point where we have something to take care of it for us.” Lockett said generations before the millennials had more physical work to manage, as
compared to now where there is not as much. “As a whole we may have less physical work to do because of the technology, but I don’t think it means that we are necessarily lazy,” Lockett said. “It just means that we have shifted our efforts into other things.” Jerry Van Hoy, associate sociology professor, said millennials are not the only generation to be classified as lazy. “I think that there is always a portion of every generation that is perceived as lazy,” he said. “Either because they are not as See Millenials / 9 »
Medical marijuana debate comes to UT’s campus By Samantha Rhodes News Editor
Medical marijuana legalization isn’t a new issue — two recent attempts to put it on the Ohio ballot have failed. However, with 20 other states’ approval for medical uses, many people believe Ohio isn’t far behind. Medical cannabis was the topic of discussion on Oct. 11 when the University of Toledo hosted a free lecture in Nitschke Auditorium.
Cheryl Shuman and a panel of physicians, patients and other professionals discussed their experiences with medical marijuana and explained why they felt it should be legalized. Shuman, also called the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana,” developed cancer in 2006 and, through her use of cannabis treatments, she is now an international advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis. She stopped at UT
as a part of a speaking circuit through the state to encourage the passing of the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment. “We are putting a face to the movement,” Shuman said during the lecture. “As goes Ohio, so goes the nation.” Shuman, who is working with the Ohio Rights Group to pass the state petition, also spoke about the different strains of marijuana, all of which proSee Marijuana / 9 »
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Cheryl Shuman and a panel of physicians, patients and other professionals discussed their experiences with medical marijuana and explained why they felt it should be legalized on Oct. 11 in Nitschke Auditorium.
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Tutors are being recognized throughout the week for their work on campus. The Learning Enhancement and Writing Centers held a breakfast consisting of doughnuts and cider on Tuesday. They are offering free Magic Wok in the centers in the Carlson Library basement on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
This week in UT history 20 years ago: For years he’s been the butt of numerous condom and sex-toy jokes on campus. He’s been hazed by visiting fans. He’s been beat up by other MAC mascots. Now, UT officials want him to change. The UT Athletic Life Committee is in the process of redesigning UT’s mascot, Rocky the Rocket, and it wants the help of the student body. 80 years ago: The grey Gothic pile of the University of Toledo will tower above an academic procession of representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities, and the mayor and his cabinet and council, Monday afternoon when Philip Curtis Nash is officially declared president.
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What UT sport do you follow the most?
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Eta Sigma Gamma, Iota Chapter
“I followed football last year because everyone else was.” Zach Ebelbrock
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Purpose: Eta Sigma Gamma is a health education honorary based on teaching, service and research. This honorary is open to any student at any level of study in health science, health education, community health, public health or a related field. Leaders: President Erica Hughes, Vice President Kelvin Freeman, Secretary Mallory Rinckey, Education chair Colette McAfee, Treasurer Jeannine Everhart, Historian Megan Glynn, Research chair Christine Baksovich, Social chair Laurasona Leigh and Service chair Emily Stearns. Upcoming events: Turkey Run 5K is Nov. 23 at 10:00 a.m. $15 for students to run and $20 for others. Learn more: ESG has an email address that you can get more information from firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find us on Facebook at “The University of Toledo Eta Sigma Gamma-Iota Chapter.”
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“I don’t really follow any of them because I mainly focus on schoolwork.” Kelsey Crews First-year Undecided
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Center for health and successful living to celebrate grand opening
A center for health and successful living is opening Oct. 17 in the main foyer on the first floor of the Health and Human services building. The center was created by the College of Health Sciences, with a focus on helping breast cancer survivors. The directors and staff of the center invites anyone who wants to celebrate the grand opening to come to the center that from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening’s events will include information about the programs and services offered by the center, special guest presentations by breast cancer specialists, an open house and refreshments.
Two suspects wanted in robbery at Olde Towne An off-campus robbery at Olde Towne Apartments is being investigated by the Toledo Police Department. On Oct. 9 at 6:55 p.m., a witness said he was talking on his cell phone when he saw two suspects breaking into unoccupied cars in the apartment complex’s parking lot. The witness said he was approached by one of the suspects who gestured at his (the suspect’s) pocket as if he had a weapon and then took the witness’s cellphone. Both suspects fled southbound on foot from the scene. The victim was not injured and the suspects were not located upon police arrival. It is unknown if suspect(s) actually had any weapon. Suspect 1: black male, 5’10” and wearing a red sweatshirt, stocking cap, and dark pants Suspect 2: black male, 5’10” and wearing a grey sweatshirt and dark pants
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Student group protests proposed smoking ban
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Nate Sherman, a protester dressed as a police officer, gives Richon Hinton, a first-year undecided student, a citation after she takes a piece of candy. Young Americans for Liberty, a UT student organization, protested a possible smoking ban by giving students free candy, followed by a citation with a fake fine. They said it signified that the ban would take away students’ rights to choose what goes into their bodies. By Samuel Derkin and Rebecca Wittkofske Associate News Editor and Staff Reporter
In an organized protest against the proposed campus-wide smoking ban, the Young Americans for Liberty student organization handed out candy and “citations” on Oct. 15 in the Student Union. As students bustled about the union, members of the Young Americans for Liberty held out bowls of candy for students to choose from. As students chose their candy, another member of the organization, satirically posing as a police officer, distributed mock citations and explained that candy is unhealthy and therefore must be eaten off campus. Young Americans for Liberty president Ron Johns, a fourth-year student majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship, said the organization does not believe smoking should be banned on UT’s campus. “We’re just doing something that’s generally as absurd as a smoking ban itself,” Johns said. Although no smoking ban has been formally proposed, it has been
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better than they were early on.” UT president Lloyd Jacobs said that the APA’s statements, if true, are unacceptable and go against UT’s core values. “The mission of the University of Toledo is to improve the human condition, to advance knowledge, and these are high goals,” Jacobs said, “and to swerve away from the attainment or aspiration of these goals for personal animosities or personal agendas is, as I’ve said, intolerable.” At this time, Jacobs said he is unable to discuss specific personnel actions. If someone is to be disciplined, he said, he would not be able to discuss it until it becomes public record. According to the APA’s report, the faculty didn’t seem to trust or respect each other, which appeared to have “grown out of disagreements over the theoretical orientations and program philosophy as well as personal conflicts.” The association claimed that a “general lack of civility” existed among the clinical faculty members, frequently containing “high levels of emotion.” McSweeny said since the report in March, several things have been done to address the APA’s concerns, such as hiring a new director of clinical training (McSweeny himself) and forming an executive committee of three to “work out some of the differences and concerns about the clinical program in a way that’s peaceful.” McSweeny also mentioned that the pro-
“I’ve tried to make it a real point to be open and forthright with my communication with the students so they know exactly what’s going on with the program —whether it’s pretty or not .” JOHN MCSWEENY Interim Psychology Department chair
a recent topic of discussion amongst Student Government senators. SG posted a survey about the subject Oct. 14, and it’s available through students’ myUT portals until Oct. 28. SG members have said that if enough students who respond to the survey call for a smoke-free campus, the body will pen a resolution reflecting that opinion. In criticism of the possible smoking ban, the citation charged students eating candy with “reckless consumption” for “disrespectful digestion of candy.” Citations were handed out with other “fines” that could be waived by attending the next organizational meeting. Johns, who organized the protest, said the proposed ban infringes on students’ rights. “Young Americans for Liberty believe the people have the right to put whatever they want in their bodies,” Johns said. As long as they’re not harming another individual, it’s their right.” The Young Americans for Liberty said that most students on campus are 18 or older and that whether or
gram will soon start clinical faculty meetings to develop a new training model. “Essentially, it’s put into play some ways for people in the clinical program, the faculty that is, to resolve some of the differences,” McSweeny said. However, the report said that not only were faculty members “affected by the negative climate,” but “all students, regardless of their area or their mentor.” “Further confirming our perception of a lack of civility, students also reported hearing raised voices and yelling during arguments between faculty,” the report stated. As an example, the association said the students “developed a statement in mid-February that they sent to the faculty in which they assert that the divisions among the faculty have had an impact on their training, and they would like to see more mutual respect.” Students reportedly coped by “keeping their heads down” and doing whatever they had to do to finish the program. Now, McSweeny said the program has done away with some restrictions that were in place regarding which courses students could take with which faculty members. He also said that he wants to improve communication with the students. “I’ve tried to make it a real point to be open and forthright with my communication with the students so they know exactly what’s going on with the program — whether it’s pretty or not,” McSweeny said. Jacobs said he has spoken to three students in the master and doctoral programs and said they are distressed and believe that it might have an impact on their future. The Independent Collegian attempted to contact several clinical students, but the only student who responded declined to comment. Although McSweeny said the program is still in the early stages of developing their plans, they have already addressed two other concerns the APA mentioned. “One of the things that they were concerned about was about the clinic space and making sure that was dedicated for purposes of seeing clients and that client confidentiality is completely protected,” he said. “We’re about ready to move several people who are not directly connected
not they smoke is a choice they can make as adults. “I don’t believe that I, as a nonsmoker, should be able to tell somebody they can’t smoke,” Johns said. Johns believes that the ban would waste some of the money. “We already just paid a bunch of money for all these smoking huts, so why can’t we just keep them up and use them for what they’re used for?” Johns said. Regardless of the organization’s protest, some students still agree with and support the campus wide smoking ban. Sara Federman, a fourth-year biology major thinks the ban is a good idea. “Clean campus, clean air. I like not having to worry about what I’m breathing into my lungs,” Federman said. Loc Pham, a third-year biology major, doesn’t want smoking to be completely banned, but does want the smokers in a “different, more isolated area.” Shayn Hornik, a third-year bioengineering major and member of the
Young Americans for Liberty, said the purpose of the protest was to raise awareness that most of the students the organization had talked to were against the smoking ban. “This is main campus,” said Johns. “People can walk away from the smoke huts. [The huts are] nowhere in main traffic, so it’s really their choice if they want to walk by second hand smoke or not.”
“Young Americans for Liberty believe the people have the right to put whatever they want in their bodies. As long as they’re not harming another individual, it’s their right.” RON JOHNS President of Young Americans for Liberty
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with the clinical program to new space and then remodeling the space down here in the clinic so it will be dedicated to clinical purposes. We’ve also hired a clinic secretary who’s dedicated to the clinic first and then to the clinical program second.” Furthermore, McSweeny said the program is also planning to hire a consultant to analyze the department, particularly the clinical program, and then give them ideas of how to further improve the program. McSweeny added that the association’s report and the action taken after it only affects clinical students, not undergraduate psychology majors or the experimental graduate program. If the program does happen to be placed on probation by the APA, McSweeny said nothing initially would happen because the program would have until February to respond. “Most programs are successful in coming off probation after addressing some of the concerns and I’m still hopeful we can respond in February in a way that shows that we’ve made significant progress and that we’ve dealt with some of the issues that were raised last year so that we will not go on probation,” McSweeny said.
According to Jacobs, this issue is a major concern and doesn’t represent UT’s previous positive accreditation record. “I want all of our programs to be accredited. I don’t want any program to even receive the threat of de-accreditation. And generally speaking, we have an excellent track record for accreditation, with dozens of different agencies.” McSweeny brought up a story published by The Blade on Oct. 9 titled “Infighting imperils UT’s psychology program.” He said he believes the article didn’t take into consideration how long ago the report was written. “The Blade article was certainly accurate if one considers that that’s the way the program was a few months ago,” he said. “The only thing that I thought was a little unfortunate is that did reflect the program a few months ago and hasn’t really dealt with some of the recent improvements that have been made. The atmosphere is much different than it was.” In McSweeny’s personal opinion, the atmosphere of the program has improved. “People are working together in a way they didn’t seem to be working when I got here back in early June,” he said.
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NO SMOKING. That’s what signs will say across campus if the Board of Trustees listens to some students’ demands and a possible Student Government resolution to implement a smoking ban. SG is currently running a survey through the “Student” tab on myUT portal until Oct. 28 to gather student opinions about smoking on campus. If the survey receives a majority of antismoking responses, SG may pass legislation for a campus-wide smoking ban. But forbidding smoking on main campus is not the right move. Walking past people smoking while walking through campus can be annoying, and of course, second-hand smoke presents proven health risks. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that no one should be able to smoke on campus. The university should protect minority rights either way, whether that be smokers or those against smoking. The university came up with a solution a few years ago to accommodate all students in this matter — to place designated smoking areas, or “smoke huts,” around campus. It is a waste of time and money to tear all of the smoke huts down after they were put up in 2011, especially since a university survey issued in 2010 showed that 59 percent of students were OK with smoking on campus. Actually, 42 percent of students didn’t even want to change the then-current policy, which allowed people to smoke everywhere as long as they were 30 feet away from building entrances. Some concerns that have been voiced include students abusing the current policy by not staying in smoke huts. But maybe that means the university should be looking at why students aren’t using the areas already provided. Maybe smokers don’t use smoke huts as much as they should because they are uncomfortable — because of the subpar ashtrays provided, or because the huts are way too small and easily overcrowded. Also, people might not use them because there aren’t enough around campus or because they’re in inconvenient areas. The smart thing to do here would be to enforce the smoking restrictions already in place, and make those areas more comfortable. UT could have police or parking enforcement or possibly even create a mini-smoking task force to encourage smokers to stay in the smoke huts. If people disobeyed, they could receive a small fine or some type of referral to a behavior program. Of course, if a ban is put in place, it won’t be the end of the world — and UT isn’t the only university having conversations about going smoke-less. The Ohio Board of Regents passed a resolution in 2012 that encouraged all state-funded universities ban smoking. Bowling Green State University has made the switch already. Heck, our own Health Science Campus is already a smoke-free zone. But the question isn’t can we adapt to the change. The question is: should we infringe on the rights of students to try and address a problem to which we’ve already found a solution?
During the spring semester of my like going off rooftops in shopping carts, tion on women. Over and over, we hear freshman year, I stumbled upon femimaking beards out of our own pubic hair, the same tired explanation on men’s tesnism. I discovered how fighting one another to tosterone levels and how it “hardwires” patriarchies harm women prove our manhood or men to be aggressive. This is incredibly from talking with dedicat-calling women. degrading to men because it makes all cated feminists, reading As Dr. Jackson Katz of us sound like mindless baboons that books on the subject has said, this phrase aren’t capable of rational thought. Men and taking women’s and “carries the proonly get away with sexist or aggressive gender studies classes. foundly anti-male behaviors because society lets them. But something I implication that we Our culture is also hostile towards learned from feminism should expect bad letting men show their emotions. I think that sticks out in my behavior from boys this is insulting towards men because mind — and may surprise and men. The assumpit doesn’t allow us to be truly human most people — is how tion is that they are from a very young age. We are told societies hate or set low somehow not capable not to cry, show emotion, but to “be a standards for men. of acting appropriately, man.” I thought having and expressing Ever since my freshman or treating girls and emotions is what sets people apart from year, I have been speakwomen with respect.” animals? Unfortunately, we are put into ing out for women’s rights Whenever someone a tight box where we always have to be IC COLUMNIST and working to stop utters this phrase, they in control, stoic, independent, sexually violence against women. I get the same are essentially saying that men are aggressive and prove that we are tough, reactions: surprise, curiosity, suspicion “born” to be stupid or violent, so why i.e. prove our masculinity. or the question, “Why?” bother trying to change them? If society really valued men, people All of these speak volumes on how With this sentiment, society has efwould not limit us on what we can be. Sadly, society does not expect a whole little people think of men. Can we refectively given up on men. lot out of men. ally claim that we are an equal society Whenever a man sexually assaults or I believe if society expected more when so many people are surprised treats a woman with disrespect, all too out of us and allowed us to express our when a man focuses on issues that preoften people say, “She was asking for it full humanity, then the dominantly affect women? People get by wearing that skirt” world would be a better suspicious of me when talking about or, “she was pushing his Can we really place. We would be alviolence against women; I can see in buttons.” Not only is this claim that we are lowed to have rich and their eyes that they think I’m secretly blatant victim-blaming, meaningful relationships violent or engage in the behaviors I’m but the underlying impli- an equal society with other people. We speaking out against. cation is that men cannot when so many wouldn’t have to conDoesn’t this speak volumes on peocontrol themselves; stantly prove we are “real ples’ view of men: that it’s more likely therefore the only person people are surmen.” We would live we’re violent than that we genuinely care at fault for his behavior is prised when a longer and have happier about women? And whenever someone the woman. man focuses on and healthier relationasks me why, I think the more imporHowever, why is issues that ships with ourselves, our tant question is, “Why aren’t more men it that men are more significant others and involved in ‘women’s problems’ when it capable of controlling predominantly our children as various affects so many people we care about?” themselves around affect women? studies have pointed out. I also see low standards for men in women in bikinis or But most importantly: everyday life. One of the most common around their girlwe would be free. phrases, “boys will be boys,” expresses a friend’s father? Matthew Evans is a second-year deep hatred towards men. It is often utI believe it is because we have grown double majoring in women’s and gender tered when we engage in reckless, stupid, so used to men treating women with studies and criminal justice. violent or sexist behaviors. You know, disrespect that we focus all of our atten-
The government shutdown is a complete joke
Myths about redheads Throughout my 18 years as a redhead, I’ve gotten mixed reviews from people about my hair. Anything from, “Do you dye your hair?” to “Does your hair melt the snow?” Gingers seem to have surpassed blonds as the new hair color to make fun of; sometimes even I join in. But over the years, I’ve heard multiple myths about redheads, and some of them are just stupid.
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They turn to vampires after death.
I have to say when I read this it took me by surprise. Ancient Greeks believed that when a ginger passed, they did not die, but became vampires. This might explain why red-headed slaves were more expensive during that time, but I don’t know why anyone would want a slave who would turn into a vampire after they die: it makes no sense. I can’t debunk this 100 percent truthfully. I’ll report back to you all if I die and grow fangs.
Bees have a secret love affair for red locks. Apparently, bees are attracted to red hair. Now this one I have personal experience with. I’m going to have to agree that this is true, because in the warmer months I can’t walk outside without a bee buzzing around my face. The other day I was peacefully enjoying my lunch with a friend when two bees just decide to fly in and get lost in my hair. That was enough for me to contemplate pulling a Britney Spears and shave my head.
They don’t grey. I haven’t experienced this yet, but after doing research I have found this is surprisingly true. Red hair slowly turns lighter, more blond, and then straight to white. There is no grey stage for gingers. Also, red pigment stays in hair longer than any other color. So while you dye your hair in attempts to look younger, my hair will look the same. Checkmate, anti-gingers. Finish reading this piece online at www.IndependentCollegian.com
“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” This shows the hypocrisy of the fed— a quote attributed to the fictional eral government. character Chicken Little. However, it If I were to create a health plan solely could easily be a quote from President on new entrants to fund the top Barack Obama, Harry tier of social class, Reid or many Senate I would be called a Democrats regarding our con-man and arcurrent “government rested for creating a shutdown” or, more pyramid scheme. In accurately, our governgovernment, you ment slowdown. are deemed a saint The main difference for caring for others’ is Chicken Little’s world needs. was actually falling apart, Obamacare: taking while the politician’s I your money and giving mentioned are not at a sizably smaller chunk all. Over 80 percent of back to you wrapped in the government is still a bow. functioning, including the Obamacare is causIC COLUMNIST Transportation Security ing a by-pass in the Administration, National U.S. legislation and, Security Agency and according to the nonforeign aid. aggression principle, it would be the The House wanted a complete Democrats’ fault for the shutdown. termination of Obamacare or the In response to Congress saying no to not-so “Affordable Care Act.” As you him, President Obama has made up his could guess, the president and liberal mind to make sure the shutdown seems members of the Senate did not bite at like the worst thing since twerking. He this. Then they tried to settle for a one shut down national parks and veteran’s year exemption from paying the fine memorials and he is not allowing and eliminating the medical device funding for VA hospitals to pass. He tax for things such as pacemakers and claims he doesn’t want to piecemeal the respirators. This is completely reasongovernment, but that is just political able and should have been accepted, rhetoric for, “I don’t want to negotiate.” but President Obama refused. It is costs more to shut down memoObama refuses to negotiate with rials and parks than to keep them open. Congress, but he will negotiate with Back in 1996, when Bill Clinton and terrorists and Syrian rebels with conspeaker of the house Newt Gingrinch nections to Al-Qaeda. It isn’t just politi- got in a tussle and the government was cal — now it’s personal. He has made it “shutdown,” President Clinton didn’t his presidential goal to pass legislation close national parks or memorials. It is that provides subsidized health care to solely the president’s decision. This is a anyone and everyone, funded by the uniquely Obama twist to cause as much young and middle class. pain as possible to the American people
so they believe it is the Tea Party’s fault for the shutdown. Leveraging U.S. citizen’s happiness, free speech and, most importantly, veterans’ benefits for political gain is dirty. However, talk is cheap, actions are everything. If Obama and Senate Democrats really cared about these things, they wouldn’t be using veterans for political leverage. Instead of trying to close the ocean (they really did that; Google it), they should be trying to find a solution to the government slowdown and be willing to compromise. I truly hope Americans of all backgrounds will see through this government slowdown and discern the true character of our Democratic, Republican and Independent politicians. I don’t mean to call out the Democratic Party, but it’s primarily their members who are refusing to fund what needs to be funded. They harass veterans with their own money and are trying to push Obamacare down our throats — just like the few liberal senators from our own Student Government are trying to do with the campuswide smoking ban. The bottom line is, over 80 percent of the federal government is still running and a majority of the cut positions are non-essential. So in other words, most are really unneeded and you can tell because even the government called them un-essential. The president, however, would hate for you to think there is any tiny section of the government you could live without, and is trying to make this slowdown as rough as possible. Ron Johns is a fourth-year majoring in marketing and entrepreneurship.
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UT pushes MAC win streak to four over weekend
Kickoff time set for BG game
Toledo and Bowling Green will renew their rivalry with a kickoff at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Bowling Green, the league office announced Monday. The game will be carried on ESPN3.
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seven rushing touchdowns. “The uniqueness to who they are and what they do I think is certainly there,” UT head coach Matt Campbell said in his Monday press conference. “They’re a tripleoption offense, but I’ll tell you they have got the uniqueness where they can also get themselves into some spreadstyle of offense. I think a lot of that is the ability of their quarterback. “They’ve got a dynamic quarterback who can run their offense to a ‘T’.”
The University of Toledo volleyball team added two more victories to their season record this weekend, tallying 3-2 wins over Mid-American Conference opponents Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. Senior outside hitter Lauren Rafdal continued her kill streak by leading UT with 27 kills, making her the ninth Rocket in school history to break the 1,000-kill mark. After this game, Rafdal has a total of 1,012 kills and is averaging 5.00 kps in conference matches this season. The Rockets senior right side hitter Becca Reidy also hit double digits with a season-best 17 kills, and senior outside hitter Jordan Kielty racked up 13 kills. UT managed to out-dig the Huskies by an 83-72 margin thanks to an allaround team effort. Freshman libero Ellen Hays set the pace for the Rockets with 24 digs, while Kielty and senior setter Adria Pryor each had 14 digs. Rafdal also had 13, and Reidy finished with 12. Toledo’s senior middle blocker Dakota Harkins tallied up a team-high 4 blocks at the net with junior middle blocker Brooke Frazer. Frazer was also efficient on offense with seven kills and a .545 attack percentage.
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MAC adds two new bowl games to annual lineup The Mid-American Conference recently announced the creation of two new bowl games – one in Boca Raton, Fla., and the other in Nassau, Bahamas – that will be held yearly for a six-year period starting in 2014. The first of the pair, the Boca Raton Bowl, will be owned and operated by ESPN and will be a preChristmas bowl game televised nationally on ESPN or ESPN2. The Boca Raton Bowl will be played at FAU Stadium. “The Mid-American Conference is pleased to partner with ESPN and several other conferences in the creation of the Boca Raton Bowl,” said Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, Mid-American Conference Commissioner. “This has all the ingredients for an excellent bowl game; a great location, wonderful facilities for student-athletes and fans and hungry teams. I am eagerly anticipating the inaugural game in December of 2014.” The second bowl game, the Bahamas Bowl, will take place at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium.
Ellen Hays earns player of the week honors Freshman volleyball player Ellen Hays was honored for her strong defensive play this past weekend by being named the MAC West defensive player of the week, the league office announced on Monday. This marks the second consecutive week a Rocket has received a weekly honor from the league. A Bedford, Mich., native, Hays helped Toledo extend its conference win streak to four with a pair of 3-2 victories over MAC West Division foes Northern Illinois and Western Michigan last weekend. She tallied 26 digs against the Broncos after registering 24 defensive saves vs. the Huskies. Hays tallied nine digs against WMU in the fourth set, and seven against NIU in set five. Hays’ play over the last two weeks has helped UT win four straight conference contests for the first time in 12 years. Toledo will go on the road this weekend to face Ohio on Friday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m.
New donor site for Rockets launches The UT athletic development office has launched a new microsite, one that will give visitors quick and easy access to all information about supporting the UT athletics. The website, www. supportutrockets.com, features information regarding the Rocket Fund, Varsity “T” Club, Downtown Coaches Association, premium seating, and several other ways to get involved as well as donate to the University of Toledo.
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UT junior cornerback Cameron Cole wraps up a Western Michigan ballcarrier during Toledo’s 47-20 victory over the Broncos Oct. 5 at the Glass Bowl. Toledo’s defense will need to tackle well this Saturday when they face Navy’s triple option attack. Kickoff is scheduled for noon and the game can be seen on ESPNews.
Rocket defense prepares for tricky triple option as they prep for Navy By Blake Bacho
Associate Sports Editor
In Greek mythology, the hydra was a serpent-like monster with more heads than anyone could count. When warriors attempted to stop the beast by chopping off a head, they were surprised to find that two vicious mouths had grown back in place of the severed one. This Saturday afternoon in the Glass Bowl, the proverbial “hydra” will be Navy’s offense, and the University of Toledo will have to contend with the Midshipmen’s “heads,” realized in their
unique triple-option attack. Navy’s offense is a multifaceted challenge that Toledo’s defense, which is currently ranked third overall in the MAC, has yet to face this season. The scheme allows their offense to line up more potential rushers than a typical offensive set, but because of its unique focus on the run there are only a handful of teams who still use it. Five Midshipmen have rushed for at least 100 yards this season, including their sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds, who leads the team with 416 yards and
If you go What: Toledo (3-3, 2-1) vs. Navy (3-3) Where: Glass Bowl — Toledo, Ohio When: Saturday at noon TV: ESPNews Radio: AM 1370 Spread: Key for UT: UT’s defense must be able to slow Navy’s triple option with their speed, tackling and decision making and force them to throw the ball. Prediction: The Rocket D is no longer the glaring weakness it was for so long. Toledo wins, 31-24.
Zanoguera and Dortch ready to lead the Rockets as UT prepares to defend MAC title in 2013-14
By Jay Skebba Sports Editor
To borrow a phrase from Rick Pitino: Naama Shafir is not walking through that door, fans. But don’t fret. Unlike those 1999-2000 Boston Celtics, help is on the way for the newest edition of the University of Toledo women’s basketball team. Junior forward Inma Zanoguera and senior guard Andola Dortch are two of the most talented players in the Mid-American Conference left over from last year’s squad that won the league’s regular season title. Zanoguera (10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds per game) and Dortch (10.7 pts, 3.5 assists) will be leaned on to fill the void, both on and off the floor. “I think what you’re going to find is that Inma and Andola especially have gotten better,” said UT head coach Tricia Cullop at last week’s media day. “I think people will be surprised how much better. But they have a lot of teaching responsibility on their backs because we do have a lot of new players.” Zanoguera started all but one game last year as a sophomore, and at times looked like the most talented player on the court. She has always demonstrated her defensive prowess as a Rocket, but elevated her offensive game significantly in 2012-13. The Spain native feels she can be even better this year, including “reading the game more, knowing what’s open and just taking that.” “I still have to learn a lot,” Zanoguera said, “but I think
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Junior forward Inma Zanoguera (left) and senior guard Andola Dortch (right) were voted co-captains for the Rockets by their teammates. The duo combined to average more than 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists last year. UT opens the regular season Saturday, Nov. 9, when they host Drexel in the Glass City Tournament.
my decision-making process is getting better.” Besides her obvious talent, Shafir also leaves behind big shoes to fill from a leadership standpoint. Now an upperclassman and co-captain along with Dortch, Zanoguera said she is ready for the role. “Whether I had the title [of captain] or not, which thanks to my teammates I do, but my
mindset coming into this season was leading this team, on and off the court,” she said. “It’s something that I’m really looking forward to.” The Rockets have a couple weeks worth of practices in the books and will begin the regular season Saturday, Nov. 9, when they host the secondannual Glass City Tournament. UT has faced difficulty get-
ting non-league teams to play them at Savage Arena, a place where the Rockets almost never lose and play in front of one of the 25-largest crowds in women’s college basketball. One way Cullop and her staff have gotten over that hurdle is creating these tournaments where teams coming in are guaranteed one neutral court game with someone other than Toledo.
They played in four nonconference tournaments a year ago, hosting two of them. This year, they’ll host the Glass City Tournament and the Toledo Invite, and take part in the SMC Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic in Moraga, Calif. “Anytime you play against high-caliber teams — which See Basketball / 6 »
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Senior forward Rachel MacLeod scored her 10th goal of the year against Bowling Green on Sunday. She is currently tied for first in goals scored in the MAC. The Rockets sit at 5-9 (2-4) and play at Ball State Friday, Oct. 18.
Toledo shuts out rival BG, but falls to Central Mich. By Marcus Dodson Sports Reporter
The University of Toledo women’s soccer team dismantled rival Bowling Green on Sunday 2-0, but fell short against Central Michigan to a lone penalty kick 1-0 two days prior. Toledo traveled down I-75 to take on the arch rival Falcons and, coming into the game, the Rockets dropped four of their last five matches. Before the game, Toledo hadn’t lost against BG in six years, posting a 6-0-2 record in the eight games played between the two dating back to 2007. “I’m proud of the team for the effort they displayed,” said UT head coach Brad Evans. “We kept with the game plan and saw some players make the important plays we’ve been talking about.” Senior forward Rachel Macleod found the back of the net in the 71st minute. MacLeod scored the eventual match-winning goal when she made a long run down the field and cut across the Falcon penalty box. She fired a blistering shot just inside the far post for her team
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is what we’ve got a lot of this season — you basically find out what your weaknesses are very, very quickly,” Cullop said. “Great teams are going to exploit that. It’ll give us a chance to get those things fixed before we head into MAC play.” The Rockets will take on Drexel in their first game of the year, a team who won the WNIT last season. In their second game, UT could potentially face Villanova, who made the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Rockets host Purdue Nov. 17, a No. 4 seed in last year’s Big Dance and Dayton
and MAC-leading 10th goal of the season. UT then iced the game only 30 seconds later with a goal from freshman Kiersten Johnson. She received the ball behind the Bowling Green defense and fired a low shot in the left corner of the net for her third score of the season. Teammate Brooke Maletic played the ball up the pitch to Johnson that lead her to an open run with just the goalie to beat. “Brooke’s assist on KJ’s goal was outstanding,” Evans said. Toledo outshot the Falcons 14-4 and had the advantage on corners 5-2. “The way we played after a tough loss on Friday was awesome, I’m proud of the way the team composed themselves and got a much deserved win,” Evans said. Sophomore keeper Sam Tiongson recorded two saves and posted her third shutout on the season. The Rockets improved their record to 5-9 (2-4 MAC), while BGSU is still looking for its first win of the season sitting at 0-11-1 (0-5-1). in December, who was No. 7. These tournaments also provide an opportunity for UT to ready itself for playing on short rest, something required in the MAC and NCAA Tournament. “You learn how to play back-to-back games,” Dortch said. “You really don’t have any rest until the next day, so it helps you prepare for that.” Dortch and Zanoguera are some of the familiar faces Rocket fans will see, but there are also some fresh ones. Cullop pointed to senior center Brianna Jones, junior guard Stephanie Recker and sophomore guard Ana Capotosto as three role players from last season that
On Friday, UT traveled to Central Michigan where the lone penalty kick was the deciding factor in the game. “This was a tough way to lose,” Evans said. “We conceded a PK, but other than that, I thought our defense continues to improve. I give CMU a lot of credit for making the one goal stand.” The penalty kick was set up when the Chippewas’ Emily Cooksey made a run into the box and was fouled by a Rocket defender. Samantha Maher then placed the penalty kick into left side of the goal for her first collegiate goal in the 36th minute. “On the other hand, we created a couple of chances that could’ve swung the momentum, but that’s soccer,” Evans said. “If you’re unable to put away your chances, you risk losing.” Toledo led the game with 13 shots compared to three for CMU. In the second half, UT held a 9-0 lead in the shot count. The Rockets will travel to first place Ball State on Friday and then to Miami (Ohio) on Sunday. will see more minutes. One of the newcomers to this team is Madrid, Spain native Elena de Alfredo. The freshman guard has played with Zanoguera over the years on various Spanish National teams overseas. “She’s really capable of helping us as well,” Zanoguera said. “She’s a very good teammate; she’s very family-oriented. On the court, her main strength is shooting the ball. She can shoot from really, deep really fast, and we need that.” The Rockets host Ashland in an exhibition contest Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. before beginning the regular season.
In contrast to their stellar rushing numbers, the Midshipmen have struggled when they are forced to pass — like last week when they were down by multiple touchdowns against Duke. Going back to 2003, the Midshipmen are 18-1 when they pass less than six times a game, but 25-33 when throwing 11 or more times. Aerial football may not be Navy’s strong suit, but, according to Campbell, it is not the chink in their armor that it has been during past seasons, and not what he and his team plan to exploit in order to win the game. “The biggest thing that we’ve got to do is manage the game,” he said. “When you look at a triple-option offense, they like to get themselves in a groove where the situations — the third downs, the red zone — they get those things to their advantage. “I think that is the biggest piece of the puzzle for them, and that’s where their success lies, when they have the ability to really control the tempo of a game.” Navy’s unique approach to offense is just one of the things Campbell finds special about his team’s upcoming matchup. “We certainly play a tremendous opponent, a football team that’s got such a great history to itself and such a great tradition,” he said. “I think one of the biggest things is the respect factor that our 18- to 22-year-old young men have for these 18 to 22-year-old young men. Watching the pageantry, the tradition and
knowing that these young men will be the ones going to defend the country that we live in sooner than later is certainly impressive.” Senior defensive end Christian Smith is just as impressed as Campbell in the opposing team’s service to the country. But that won’t stop him and his teammates from trying to shut down Navy’s offense all afternoon.
“We have a lot of respect for the program and what they do at the service academies. They put their life on the line for our country, but I feel like when we go on the football field they are trying to win and we are trying to win. Between whistle to whistle, we are just two teams just trying to win a football game.” CHRISTIAN SMITH UT defensive end
“We have a lot of respect for the program and what they do at the academies,” Smith said. “They put their life on the line for our country, but I feel like when we go on the football field they are trying to win and we are trying to win. Between whistle to whistle we are just two teams just trying to win
a football game.” Navy, who is 3-2, suffered a 35-7 loss to Duke last weekend, and will be looking to right the ship against the Rockets. Having to prepare for the unique defensive challenge that is presented by a triple option offense, as well as trying to duplicate Navy’s speed is another aspect of this matchup Campbell finds exciting. “We tried to put our best players possible in to replicate that [in practice],” he explained. “It’s been a fun task and I think that is something we have all enjoyed, trying to replicate that the best way. I don’t know if you are ever going to truly replicate that to a ‘T’ because the one thing about them offensively is just the speed and the precision that they are able to run their offense with and I think that part of it, that’s where the discipline and the alignment, the assignment comes into play. “You’ve got to almost feel that replication of the speed of the game as you get into that football game.” The task of preparing for this opponent wasn’t necessarily as enjoyable for Smith as it was for his coach. “I wouldn’t say fun,” he said. “It’s just a different task that we’ve got to take on. As a defense you go out there and play. They are a good team, a great offense, and they are good at what they do.” Toledo will face Navy in the Glass Bowl this Saturday at 12 p.m. Kickoff was pushed up to noon as the game will now be televised by ESPNews. Students are reminded to “be bold, wear gold.”
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Pryor was in the driver’s seat of the Rockets’ offense, racking up a season-high 63 assists, to aid UT’s .245 attack percentage. Senior MB Sarah Angelos helped the Huskies with 16 kills and a .406 hitting mark. Toledo was playing on their heels as NIU took a 2-1 lead in the match. The Huskies amped up to 6-2 lead in Set 4, but UT quickly rallied to take a 10-8 advantage with back-to-back kills from Harkins and Kielty. The Rockets rallied to put together a 6-1 run to assume a 23-18 cushion. NIU came back, but kills from Harkins and Rafdal evened the match at 2-2. UT used that momentum in the fifth set by taking a 6-2 lead before the Huskies took their first timeout. An NIU attack error and a kill from Reidy put UT ahead 8-2 and they never lost the lead. The Rockets brought the intensity into their game against Western Michigan, with a 3-2 victory over the MAC West rivals. This win made it the Rocket’s fourth straight in conference play. “We’re being consistent with our game, and discovering who we are as a team. And we need to keep it going,” Rafdal said. “Adria
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Senior setter Adria Pryor sets up a teammate during UT’s victory over NIU Friday, Oct. 11.
has been giving me perfect sets that really helped me with my success. It’s exciting and really helpful when we can run such a complex offense, and also know who and how to defend.” Toledo utilized a balanced attack to halt the Broncos. Rafdal led the team with 17 kills. Hays was the anchor for the UT defense in the back row with 26 digs, as well as a career-high seven assists. UT took control of the fourth set at the mid-way point with back-to-back kills from Rafdal, and Reidy followed with a service ace. After a WMU timeout, Rafdal bounced back from a Broncos’ kill with backto-back scores for a 20-15 advantage. Toledo ended the
set with a Kielty kill. The Rockets never trailed in the final set and two kills from Harkins sparked a four-point spurt to put UT ahead of the Broncos 8-4. WMU then went on a roll, coming within two points on three different occasions, but UT managed to pull out a win after a Reidy kill and Rafdal ace gave them a 13-8 advantage. Reidy closed out the match with a devastating spike. The Rockets will look to carry their momentum into the upcoming weekend, as they travel to No. 18 Ohio Friday, Oct. 18, and Kent State on Oct. 19. “We are keeping up our consistency, and we need to keep that up when we’re away now,” Rafdal said.
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Wednesday, Oct. 16 6 p.m. -- MSC Litzinger Legacy lecture, features Patrick Mulrow; HEB 105. Friday, Oct. 18
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5 p.m. --Tailgate recycling. On home football game days, student volunteers give tailgaters trash bags and separate bags for recyclable material. The recycling bags will be collected and separated into different materials for recycling, sponsored by SEED; Glass Bowl and tailgate locations. 5:30 p.m. -- UT Filipino American Association Banquet, $5 for students, $7 for general admission; Ingman Room.
IN BRIEF Kappa Delta Sorority to host second annual Shamrock N’ Run 5k The second annual Shamrock N’ Run 5k will take place Oct. 20 at Swan Creek Metro Park off of Airport Highway at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is available until Oct. 16. The cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Chip timing will be used, and results will be immediate. All proceeds will benefit Prevent Child Abuse America and 80 percent of money raised will stay local to end child abuse in the Toledo area through an organization called Yell and Tell. The organization that raises the most money will be rewarded with a prize. Packet pick up will be Friday, Oct. 18 at the Kappa Delta house in the Greek Village from 4 to 7 p.m. and also race day at Swan Creek Metro Park beginning at 8 a.m. For more information contact kdshamrock firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Makeup: A few minor changes can make a major difference
Rewind to the days when we had celebrity crushes on boy band members from N-Sync to B2K. The boys at school could never compare to the young casanovas crooning to us FASHION through our TV EDITOR screens, or who made us melt when they described their “dream girl” (OMG he adores girls who like to laugh — I like to laugh!). Those dark ages not only left us with recognition that we were true stalkers in the making, but with a habit we should thank our preteens for: the need to primp. It started with Lip Smackers, and other trinkets like nail polish, butterfly clips or anything that made us feel girly and cute. Fast forward to today, and although we have outgrown the boy bands, there will always be someone of interest. It doesn’t even have to be a member of the opposite sex; you may want to snag a compliment from co-workers, friends or even your mom. Leave the chapstick and clear glosses behind, and put on some real makeup. Here are some tips for subtle changes that will cause not-so-subtle reactions.
Eyeshadow If you don’t regularly wear makeup, start off with an eye shadow pallet that has golden hues. This includes white gold, yellow gold, bronze and brown. Whatever your skin tone may be, a pallet with this range will accommodate you, adding a natural glow by bringing life to your eyes, or giving a sultry look for later in the day. Inexpensive eye pallets can be found at the Beauty Supplies stores for about $1.99 when you’re just starting off, or try Rite Aid and Walgreens for a little more quality. If you are fearless and have mastered the effortless eye shadow look, dare to try one bold color. Electric blue, apple green or bright pinks will cause your eyes to be focal point of your face, and
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Isis Darks accents her eyes with eye shadow that has golden hues which adds a natural glow to her skin tone.
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Isis Darks wears bright red lipstick to highlight her fuller lips and brighten her face.
will keep that eye contact when you talk to people. I prefer investing in one color that will last. MAC Pigments come in bright hues and can function as eye shadow, blush or lip gloss. They’re priced around $24 and last for a long time. Be sure to add primer before applying eye shadow to ensure its longevity. For more help and tips with eye makeup, visit YouTube channels like GlambyChante or Genamourr.
Eyeliner Put the finishing touches on your eyes with dark eyeliner like black, navy, brown or plum. I have a motto: top lid during the day, top and bottom at night. Adding dark eyeliner to your bottom lid will bring attention to your eyes, but it can sometimes become too harsh. You might also feel plain without a bottom liner if you start to wear it often, so try to designate it for special occasions or for when you go out at night. I’m fond of NARS eye pencils, which serve as a creamy
shadow or eyeliner. These are also in the $20 price range, but I bought mine my sophomore year of college and still have it. These, among other great quality makeup brands, can be found at Sephora. Sephora has its own brand, so if you don’t want to invest in products like NARS or Urban Decay, there is an alternative.
Lipstick I am a lipstick maniac. Since the day I discovered I could wear lipstick and pull it off, I haven’t gone without it. If you have smaller or fuller lips, lipstick is the go-to for a great fix. You can instantly add life to your face with bright colors like red, pink or orange without having to do more. While I do love bright colors, I particularly like dark tones, especially during the colder months. Plum, dark brown and brick red are a few colors that can be worn during the day for a ‘90s-meetsthe-new-millennium look. MAC, NARS, Chanel, Stilla and Sephora are all brands with a plethora of hues, but
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Isis Darks wears a black dress with a light wash jean jacket and black boots to compliment her makeup.
great lipsticks can be found at local drug stores. Covergirl has fun colors that you can get for half, even 75 percent off the price of a designer lipstick. Save $25, and you could easily have 4-5 lipsticks ranging from tantalizing purple to a powder pink or beige for a natural look. Don’t give up on lipstick, even if you’ve tried it and
didn’t like it. You could have had the wrong color, or applied it incorrectly. Visit YouTube channel SMLx0 or MakeYourselfAdorable for tips on applying lipstick and get product reviews on certain colors. Isis Darks is a fourth-year majoring in marketing and has a blog at TheNaiive.com.
Runway event at mall to benefit philanthropies By Alexandria Saba Staff Reporter
By Angela Peluso Staff Reporter
If you’re hunting for some entertainment Oct. 17-20, UT’s Center for Performing Arts Theatre is hosting a performance of two political satires: “Fox Hunt” and “Strip Tease,” both directed by associate theatre professor Cornel Gabara. “Strip Tease” has only two characters. One man, an intellectual, and another man, an activist, are both locked inside a room by an unknown person. In attempt to preserve their free will, the intellectual takes the route of inaction, while the activist prefers protest. Eventually, the men are forced to strip and rationalize submission in their own ways. According to the Department of Theatre and Film, “Fox Hunt” is about the shifting of power and the fate of those caught in the crosscurrents. In this one-act satire, everyone is required to hunt wildlife — elderly folks, the sick and even those who
Political satires staged at CPA
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Cornel Gabara, director of “Fox Hunt” and “Strip Tease,” with Emily Werner and Kaitlyn Beacom at a rehearsal.
don’t know how to shoot. As a result, animals cease to exist in the forest, except for one sly fox, played by first-year theatre major Kaitlyn Beacom. “It’s a play that will open up your eyes about the things we think we know about our own government and also about ourselves,” said Khara Sims, a fourth-year theatre major who plays the Master of Hounds. “Each character within the play has a story that any audience member can relate to, whether it’s the invalid who speaks the truth but nobody believes or listens, the fox who is merely trying to save herself, or even the rooster who has no wish to explore the outside world.” Gina Grass, a fourth-year theatre student, plays one of the hounds in “Fox Hunt.” “Personally, I see the hounds as a representation
of members of Congress. They’re very driven by greed and only act with monetary incentive,” Grass said. “The play represents the current government and the continual loss of democracy.” The plays are written by Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek, who is known for using political references, parody and non-realistic elements to keep the audience on their toes. Opening weekend for the pair of shows was Oct. 11-13. The satires continue at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 17-19, with a final showing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $5 for students; $10 for faculty, staff, alumni and senior citizens; and $12 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the CPA box office or by calling 419-530-2375.
Strutting their stuff for a cause — that’s what the women of the University of Toledo sororities will be doing for their new event, “Rock it on the Runway.” This event will take place at the Westfield Franklin Park Mall on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m., and will be broken into two parts. The first part is a fashion show which will exhibit new fall lines from different stores in the mall worn by two women from each sorority. “This is sort of an opening segment to get everybody warmed up to what is happening in the second segment, which actually is a fashion show/competition using student organizations on campus,” said Julie Heigel-Sanderson, district marketing director of Westfield Franklin Park Mall. Sanderson is a 1990 UT alum and a member of Delta Delta Delta. The second half of the show is a fashion competition between five UT sororities: Kappa Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Pi Omega, Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Delta Delta.
In sponsorship of the second half of “Rock it on the Runway,” the Westfield Franklin Park Mall supplied each girl with a $100 gift card to find an outfit for their category — either social wear, like things worn to class or out on the town, or formal wear. The contest judges are Shelly Denomme, store manager of Macy’s; Andrea Franklin, store manager of Francesca’s; and Bonnie Nagle, owner of John Casablanca’s Modeling and Personal Development in Toledo. “What they are actually being judged on is not ‘am I a great model?’” Sanderson said. “It’s the creativity in the outfit that they put together.” In addition to walking the runway in the outfits they picked, the judges requested a paper about why the models chose their outfits. “They are also being asked to write a creative copy that describes the outfit,” Sanderson said. “There will be points for shopping across retailers, so not getting the entire outfit from one store but mixing and matching their outfits from a variety of retailers and also crowd participation.” The event is free and
open to the public. “We are inviting the girls to bring as much support from campus as they can,” Sanderson said. Sanderson said the fashion show isn’t just about fun. “What we’re also doing with this, is when we introduce the girls, it’s our role to highlight the retailers, but we also want to highlight the fact that there’s so many organizations on campus that even at a young college age, they are very involved in philanthropy,” she said. Because this event is centered on charity, there will be a winner of the fashion competition and a prize of $1,000 for their sorority’s national philanthropy, courtesy of the shopping center. Along with the prize money, the winning philanthropy will also receive the outfits that all the girls wore in the fashion show. “I really believe in our philanthropy and it’s just a great bonding experience,” said Taylor Juza, a member of Kappa Delta. “Our sorority is doing it just to support everybody. This is a great thing that is happening and we just want to give back to the community.”
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motivated as others or for other reasons.” Stereotypes are common among other generations. The baby boomers were considered to be the hippie generation, even though not every person from that generation is a hippie, Van Hoy said. Van Hoy said in any generation there will be some who are more hardworking than others, and in his classes, he said he doesn’t notice a change in the effort put forth by students in the millennial generation. “I don’t see a difference twenty years ago from when I started teaching and now in the willingness to work hard for a grade in students,” he said.
Are we spoiled? Johnson said that parents hand their children what they want, so therefore they do not have to work for something that they want. “I don’t think our generation is lazy, I think our generation is handicapped,” Johnson said. “The older generation handicapped this generation.” Taylor Allman, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, agrees, and said she tries to be different by buying what she wants herself, not with the help of a parent. “I think the parents of these kids who are handicapping them, they had to work so hard to get what they want so they want to give their kids everything,” Allman said. Allman said she believes part of the problem stems from accessibility to the internet, which previous generations did not have. She views technology as a hindrance rather than a helpful tool. “I think our generation has the capability of being lazy because everything is on the computer,” Allman said. “We don’t have to pick up books, we don’t have to go to the library to research stuff; we can just pull it up on the internet and cite it, so it makes it easier for our generation to be lazy.” Lockett disagrees and said technology is part of evolution in society. “The only way we thrive and advance is through technology,” she said. “If we stay in one position with the technology we have now, we will never advance. So technology is not necessarily bad, it gives us a means to better ourselves and more quickly advance our own societies.” Icee Johnson, a senior majoring in communication, said millennials have discovered easier methods of learning and having access to technology. “Our generation is not lazy,” said Johnson. “I think we just made it easier for ourselves because we learned all the technology so it became easier.” She said critics of millennials, especially older generations, don’t take into account the fact that knowing how to use technology takes work on its own.
Are our gifts also our burdens? Millennials have it easier in terms of technology being accessible at their fingertips, said Wade Lee, who has worked at the university for 18 years and has witnessed the technological change. “The problem is no longer information scarcity or device scarcity — it’s information abundance,” Lee said. Lee said there are at least 6 different web browsers that are available for use, but in reality, a student will only learn how to use one effectively. “That equation of ‘I grew up with technology, therefore I know how to use it well,’ it doesn’t necessarily correlate because there were always new things coming out,” Lee said. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that you learned them because things were always changing.” Lee said millennials needed to keep the pace with the new technology that came out every few years. “The millennials had more choices in terms of technology,” Lee said. “That just means you have more things to potentially learn.”
Van Hoy relates his own experiences of growing up in terms of technology with his children. “Video games were new when I was a kid and so my children for example, have grown up with video games and personal computers, and now tablets and cell phones that are smart phones,” Van Hoy said. “So our ability to look up information and our ability to communicate with each other is amplified.” But Lee said because communication is easier to engage in, especially with the emerging social media landscape, staying plugged in is becoming a necessity rather than an option. “Every generation that has come before them have seen the same changes, but they weren’t necessarily thrown into the educational or social situation where it would be expected,” Lee said. “They could choose to engage or they can choose to disengage, and maybe for this generation it’s harder to choose to disengage because of the social impact of disengagement. “You are going to have choices. Even choosing to disengage is a choice. And collegewise, the amount of technology needed…the bar is different from generations ago.”
What do we value? Allman said one of the changes in society that was a result of the millennials is the focus of vanity. “I think now we value appearance — girls want to have the latest hair, makeup and jewelry — and back then it was about family,” Allman said. “Back then you didn’t have money for all of that stuff. You weren’t allowed to be a snob like you are now.” Johnson said she was raised to use manners and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and to call her elders ‘mister’ and ‘misses.’ Johnson said it is hard find people who show respect to others, especially their elders. “With the media changing, it’s not the same anymore. We used to have a lot of family TV shows like Family Matters, Full House — all of them showed strong family figures and now, there are barely any shows about families,” Johnson said. Johnson said teenagers do not have strong role models in the media or on television that show them how to treat people with respect. “Art reflects life, it’s that type of thing,” Johnson said. Van Hoy said he cautions against too many generalizations. He said older generations tend to glorify their pasts and consider themselves more hardworking than the generations following them. “I just think we have to be careful when we hear about generational stereotypes,” he said. “Is that based on some kind of study that we can trust? Or is it based on the musings of a now older generation that looks at the current generation and says, ‘You weren’t as good as I was. You didn’t have to walk ten miles to school in the freezing cold. You didn’t have to go up to the pencil sharpener and sharpen your pencil because you have an iPad.’”
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duce different results. Specifically, she talked about CBD, or cannabidiol, a strain with little or no THC, making it non psychoactive — meaning it doesn’t produce a “high” or “stoned” feeling. She recommended that this type of marijuana was effective for the medical treatment of children, as it has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties. “It works for me,” she said in a personal interview. “It works as a medicine. As I said in my speech, it was legal for thousands of years, and then prohibition came along and ruined it for everybody. This is about a re-education and a re-legalization campaign.” During the lecture, Heather Carone, a doctor at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, denounced the government’s decision to label marijuana a “schedule one drug” — meaning it has a high risk for addiction and no health benefits. She said medical marijuana serves as a safer and less-addicting alternative to many of the prescription drugs she prescribes her patients for illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Glaucoma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, and depression. Patients and users of medical marijuana, Tanya Davis and Steve Green, talked about their healing experiences with marijuana. Green’s seizures began in 2006, but after taking only one cannabis oil pill every morning and evening, he didn’t have a seizure for two years straight. Davis, a cannabis user in a state where medical cannabis is illegal, said that “to deny sick people a plant that can be used for medicine is just wrong.” The event was sponsored by the Northwest Ohio National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the UT Libertarian Party student organization. NORML works to reform marijuana laws by convincing the public to legalize medical marijuana for the responsible use of adults and serves as an advocate for medical marijuana consumers. Mary Smith, director of public relations for the Toledo NORML chapter, said the primary goal of the organization is to educate. Smith estimated that the Toledo chapter of NORML has turned in at least onethird of the signatures that are currently on hand, which they’ve done in only three months. Smith said although they need 400,000 signatures to get on the ballot for the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment, they already have a rough estimate of about 35,000 to 40,000 signatures. Ryan Cohen, a UT seventh-year finance and information systems major and vice president of Northwest Ohio NORML, said he wishes he could warn students about the negative
stereotypes of marijuana. Cohen said he was actually against marijuana his whole life until he started getting educated. “Don’t believe everything you see and hear on mainstream media about marijuana and the effects of it,” Cohen said. “It’s public knowledge now that even the federal government and the international laws about marijuana don’t any longer reflect the overall medical community’s opinion of what the role of marijuana should be.” On a financial level, Cohen feels that legalizing marijuana would be beneficial and provide an opportunity for the government to both make and save money. “Currently we spend about, I think it’s like $13 point something billion dollars a year on drug enforcement in the United States — half of that is on marijuana,” Cohen said. “If it were legal, it would be an $18 billion a year net gain people approximate. But you got to think, that’s $18 billion a year that we would make, but that’s also half the money we’re spending on drug enforcement now we wouldn’t spend.” After the lecture, Smith said she believes the current college student generation will “explode economically” if medical marijuana and industrial hemp are legalized. Smith urged students to get involved and fight for medical legalization. “People older than me have been told the wrong thing for so long and sadly enough, those are the people who need the medication — that are being raped for pharmaceutical drugs on a weekly basis — and could easily fix 80 percent of their ailments with this tiny little plant.” Smith advises students to sign petitions available through the NWO NORML-Toledo Facebook page, which posts events they petition at and allows people to get a taste for what the group is doing. To students who are against legalizing medical marijuana, Smith said she would tell them “the facts are out there and they’re countless.” However, some UT students who did not attend the lecture disagree with legalizing medical marijuana and have strong opinions regarding the matter. Brittany Jurczyk, a second-year nursing major, said she hasn’t really researched the topic, but said she would lean against legalizing it. She fears that people will take advantage of it and get prescriptions when they really don’t medically need it. “With knowing how frequently and freely doctors administer ADHD medication, I could see marijuana turning into something like that where they prescribe it without thoroughly investigating,” Jurczyk said. Larry Williams, a fourthyear film and video major, as well as a member of the U.S. Air Force, believes that no recreational use of
marijuana should be allowed and that the only medical uses should be for those with life-threatening diseases or those with post-traumatic stress disorder. Joel Breininger, a secondyear civil engineering major, said he feels the only conditions where medical marijuana should be used are when the dangers of using prescription drugs outweigh the dangers of marijuana. He does not support the complete legalization of marijuana whatsoever. “If marijuana is completely legalized, it won’t fix our drug problem,” he said. “It would make it worse because other more dangerous drugs will be made or imported because there wouldn’t be a market for marijuana. Also, if it’s legalized, teenagers will be able to get marijuana easier and may be more likely to get addicted to more dangerous drugs.” On the flip side, some UT students have no concerns about legalizing medical marijuana and even say they are in support of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Melanie Krouse, a thirdyear English major, said she feels both medical and recreational use of marijuana should be legalized because the government could tax it and have more control over its distribution. Although she said she has not personally tried marijuana, she knows “dozens” of people who smoke it on a regular basis and some who have medical marijuana cards in Michigan.
“I don’t have a negative view of marijuana, probably because I know so many who use it and I feel it’s comparable to alcohol,” she said. “I have not done any research, but I can’t imagine the health risks are any worse than that of alcohol or nicotine in cigarettes.” Brian Work, a second-year business major, said that no matter what the government does, people will always smoke marijuana, so legalizing it won’t make a difference. Regarding medical purposes, he thinks legalization would be a good idea. “I believe that it should be legal, not because I do it or want to do it, but because I have friends that do smoke and I haven’t seen anything negative about it except that they spend all their money on it,” Work said. “My friends show positive effects in that they deal with stress better when they smoke.” Regardless of people who differ with her views, Smith stands firm in her activism to legalize medical marijuana. Smith said that when family and friends are watching the sick people they care about “suffer in pain on a daily basis,” action needs to be taken. “You want to do something for them,” Smith said. “When literally the only thing you can do is go buy them a bag, and pack that pipe for them or roll them a joint — well, if it makes them feel better, if it gives them a chance to have a quality of life, even a little bit of a quality of life, then I think that’s worth it.”
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PUZZLES THEME: HALLOWEEN
ACROSS 1. Opposite of rappel 6. Be mistaken 9. Long, long time 13. Eagle’s nest, e.g. 14. Remain 15. Like unrefined oil 16. Actor Jeremy 17. Credit card acronym 18. *Spooky 19. *It’s illuminating 21. Two dots above a letter 23. Last word of “America the Beautiful” 24. Speed unit 25. Highest card in “War” 28. Calf-length skirt 30. Relating to living organisms 35. Legal prefix 37. Hyperbolic tangent 39. Around or approximately 40. Socket insert 41. Cruising 43. Bank claim 44. Chinese fruit 46. Shells, e.g. 47. “____ be surprised” 48. Unlike a mammoth, e.g. 50. Insubstantial 52. Bond, e.g. 53. *Avoided by Dracula 55. Corn site 57. *Fairy 60. *Kind of Halloween house 64. *Specter 65. Tarzan’s parental role model 67. Out of the way 68. Figure out 69. ___ Appia 70. Fencing move 71. At the top 72. Moray, e.g. 73. Artiset Fernand or designer Herve DOWN 1. To finish with a ceiling 2. Vega’s constellation 3. Chipping choice 4. Breath refreshers 5. Befit 6. Distinctive flair 7. *Body marker 8. Old episode 9. Acreage 10. Leader or expert 11. Prep for publication 12. Get the picture 15. Boston pro 20. Indian restaurant condiment 22. Capone’s family 24. Flesh and blood
25. *In season, sing. 26. Flower part 27. Spew 29. Computer entry 31. Greasy 32. Threesomes 33. Freeze 34. *Halloween swag 36. Muslim honorific 38. Part of hemoglobin 42. Blood carrier 45. Compose 49. Sylvester, to Tweety 51. Everyone else 54. Boxer’s move 56. Arise 57. 3-pointer, e.g. 58. a.k.a. the sport of kings 59. Please get back to me 60. Cure 61. Sound of a small bell 62. U2 guitarist 63. Doe in “Do-Re-Mi”
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66. *Around now pumpkin ones become popular
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