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William Collins, freshman news major, Evan Gildenblatt, sophomore applied conflict management major, Taylor Collins, junior electronic media production major and Zachary Berger, freshman advertising major, lead the way at the Holocaust Remembrance Walk on campus Wednesday. The purpose of this walk was to honor and remember those who perished in the holocaust.
Jewish students “Walk to Remember” the Holocaust Keeping memories alive by sharing stories of survival,Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity commemorates history
firstname.lastname@example.org Daily Kent Stater Members of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity and B’nai B’rith International walked Wednesday afternoon for Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The group met at the rock on
Front Campus at 12:45 p.m. dressed in all black for a candle lighting that preceded a walk to Risman Plaza. The six candles represented the six million Jewish people who were killed in the Holocaust. Evan Gildenblatt, sophomore applied conflict management major and Jewish Life chair of Alpha Epsilon Pi, said the fra-
Tree collapes on house after strong winds High winds caused a large tree to fall Wednesday afternoon, crushing the back of a home on the corner of Vine and East Oak streets. Homeowner Denise JacobsWoolf and her son, Briton, were able to escape before the tree fell. “My son and I just got out in the nick of time,” Jacobs-Woolf said. “We thought it was a tornado.” Kent Fire Chief James Williams said the fire department received a call about the incident at 12:10 p.m. Fire officials secured the scene to make sure there were no utility problems. Williams advised homeowners not to go near any downed power lines. Jacobs-Woolf’s husband, Paul,
is part of the tree care company that was working to move the tree during the afternoon so the house would not cave in. Jacobs-Woolf advised homeowners who live near trees to keep them trimmed and elevated away from their houses. “Love your house because you never know when it’s going to go,” Jacobs-Woolf said. There were four other trees that were reported down in Portage County including on Sandy Lake Road in Rootstown, Beal Drive and Old Forge Road in Brimfield and on state Route 44 north of Ravenna. — Nick Walton, city reporter
ternity usually plans an activity to honor the day. “Let this year be the year that we truly make a difference,” Gildenblatt said to a crowd of about 30 at the rock. “Let this year be the year that our pledge of ‘Never Again’ goes fulfilled. The Holocaust was not only a Jewish tragedy, but a human tragedy.”
Gildenblatt said many Holocaust survivors will no longer be able to tell their story, so it is important that this generation keep the memories alive. “The next generation will not be able to hear the things that we have heard,” he said. “It is therefore our sacred duty to pass those down for the sake of
our offspring and for the sake of mankind and the generations to come. May the memories of those who were lost be for a blessing and may they be everlasting.” Seyera Bavarsky, sophomore architectural studies major and Hillel member, said it is necessary to remember this integral part of history. “We need to know the stories,
and we need to know what happened so that we don’t let it happen again,” Bavarsky said. “It is a big part of Jewish history and everyone’s history, so it’s very important for everyone to walk and at least stay educated on the fact it happened.” Michaela Write is the religion and College of Public Health reporter.
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Denise Jacobs-Woolf’s house on Vine Street was crushed by a 200-year-old tree Wednesday. Jacobs-Woolf, her son and dogs were all in the house when the tree fell, but no one was injured.
University awaits state approval for coming year’s budget Julie Sickel
email@example.com Daily Kent Stater Plans for the university’s 201112 budget are at a standstill as university administrators wait for a final budget to pass in the state. Gov. John Kasich proposed a budget March 15, but he and the legislature will have to work together to
approve the final product. “This is just a hurry-up-andwait drill,” Provost Robert Frank said. “We’ve been planning for almost six or eight months. When the governor announced his plans, we had more information on what he thinks, which is obviously an important piece of the equation.“ The new budget period for Kent State begins July 1. President
Lester Lefton said under Kasich’s proposal, the university could take a 14 percent cut in state funding. “My number one priority is to have this impact students as little as possible,” Lefton said. “It has to do with layoffs of faculty, closing colleges; that’s the kind of thing that I don’t want to happen. That impacts students.” In anticipation for potential cuts,
Lefton and Frank said the university has been making chanwwges to ensure that the cuts would affect the university as little as possible. “Will there be no impact? No. But I think it will be minimal; I think it will be around the edges,” Lefton said. In addition to the current hiring freeze, Frank said the university has been encouraging col-
leges to share staff positions to cut costs. For example, the College of Business Administration and the College of Education, Health and Human Services are currently sharing a financial officer. “The second thing we can do is grow revenue through a healthy incoming class next year,” Frank said. Summer enrollment is up 13 percent from last year, Lefton
said, and recruitment for the fall looks promising. Lefton and Frank would not speculate on whether the budget cuts would mean an increase in tuition. “We’ve planned as much planning as we can do, now it’s simply up to the legislature to give us some direction.” Julie Sickel is the administration reporter.
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Nursing students educate public about disposing of drugs Semester-long class project reveals Ohio water contamination Yelena Tischenko firstname.lastname@example.org
Daily Kent Stater Ninety-six percent of disposed antibiotics and other drugs end up in the environment one way or another. Drugs that aren’t properly disposed of can eventually harm people and wildlife. Ten nursing students teamed up on a semesterlong class project and traveled to Alliance to educate the public on how to properly dispose of drugs.
Paul Bassett, group member and senior nursing major, said his group picked a topic their instructor was unfamiliar with, which was completely different from other groups’ projects. “She told us that we were on foreign ground, and she doesn’t even know how to instruct us on where to go,” he said. “We were just making our own trail and going from there.” The team found that 80 percent of rivers and streams in Alliance contained drugs such as antibiotics, hormones, contraceptives and steroids. When the drugs reach the water, it affects the aquatic ecosystem, the water system and environment. Alliance isn’t the only community that has this problem.
They also found that contamination levels for Alliance are similar to those for the city of Canton. Experts in the community know the problem exists, unfortunately they don’t have certain resources to do anything about it, said Caroline Laska, group member and senior nursing major. “No one’s ever touched on this (subject) before,” Laska said. “Our focus is mainly on education, telling everyone about the drug drop and handing out brochures explaining how to dispose of medication if they can’t get to a drug drop.” The group found common ways people dispose of drugs are burying them or flushing them down the toilet. All of this goes back into the land and keeps get-
ting built up over time, Laska said. “Opium, morphine and even chemo drugs were being flushed down the toilet because nurses didn’t know what else to do with them,” Bassett said. “There’s no protocol to do anything with them, either.” The team educated Alliance residents about disposing medication correctly. As part of the project, the students and officials set up 12 different drop-off locations in Stark County. “We educated everyone from the policymakers to patients how to bring the drugs back to the drug drop—especially the visiting nurses since they go out and talk faceto-face to patients,” Laska said. The team also set up a minihealth fair at the Alliance Area
Senior Center, a nonprofit organization that offers programs and activities for senior citizens. The students offered free blood pressure screenings and healthy snacks to bring in senior citizens. They then had the senior citizens complete a survey about how they dispose of their medications and if they would participate in drug drops. Most said yes. “They were excited and wanted to participate,” Bassett said. Now that they have finished their project, the students hope more people will become knowledgeable about disposing medications. “It’s a good start,” Laska said. “We planted the seed, so we could only wait and see what’s next.” Yelena Tischenko is the College of Nursing reporter.
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SUMMARY: Three printing companies have refused to print Kent State’s spring edition of Fusion, the LGBT magazine on campus. Their reason: “Gender Fu**.”
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hree Ohio printing companies have refused to print the spring issue of Fusion Magazine, Kent State’s LGBTQ publication. According to campusprogress.org, the controversy has cost the 2010 award-winner for Best Overall Publication more than $2,000, not to mention the hard work the student writers have put into getting the issue out before the year ends. The controversy is focused on the inclusion of an eight-page spread featuring cross-dressing models. The headline reads “Gender Fu**.” The vice president of Freeport Press Inc., one of the refusing companies, said there are
pictures of covered genitalia, and they’re not comfortable producing that type of subject matter. Freeport has been Fusion’s publisher for several years and has published, in a past issue, a spread of male underwear models. They’ve also knowingly published the word “fuck” at least three times in two previous issues. The president for Davis Graphic Communicator Solutions said their decision not to print was solely based on the magazine’s use of the word “fu**.” The decision to stop the publication of a student-run, homosexual-oriented magazine sends an iffy message about these publishers. Is there a slight hint of homophobia?
Is it too much skin too soon? Is it just that they don’t want to associate with an outlandish magazine? Freeport has published swear words and risqué Fusion magazines in previous years. Their reasons for denying publication this time around don’t hold any water. They don’t have a legitimate reason to refuse the printing of this spring’s Fusion magazine. They’ve done it in the past, and these companies should give better reasons for their refusals than the word “f***.” The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board whose members are listed to the left.
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“One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I am somebody.” — Alvin Ailey
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On this day in 1945, “Il Duce,” Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland. — History.com
Kent State has a place and future for you I received a rather unusual graduation gift this past week that others wouldn’t think too much about. But it meant a lot to me, and I thought I’d share with everyone. A mentor of mine told me via text message to come to her office for a secret gift. Immediately, I drove my car to her office and met her. She gave me a bag that came from the campus bookstore. In my head, I immediately thought it would be some kind of Kent State memorabilia. It was memorabilia all right, but it was nothing you’d find in the bookstore. I opened the bag wrapped with a pink ribbon and pulled out a brick. Yes, a brick. What brick exactly? A brick from my freshman residence hall, Altmann Hall. The hall that stood 40 years, from 1968 to its demolition in 2008. The hall that gave me my starting point in my college career. As I looked at the brick, I noticed something. It hasn’t changed a bit. It’s the same brick minus the structure it once was molded into. It made me suddenly realize the changes I went through; the person I’ve become in these four years at Kent State. My purpose of coming to college was, of course, to better my life and gain a degree, but it also allowed me to build my character and the path I wanted to lead. Know this: No matter who is in your life, only you decide where you will go. The people you meet in college will affect your life in good ways or bad, but do what you know you want. Take advantage of what is given to you here. I found myself spending countless hours in the newsroom
Kaylee Remington and working hard in student media. I can’t even explain the amount of time the professors in the journalism program devoted to me so I could succeed. I’ve spent the first weekend of fall semesters helping freshmen transition to campus. I did this stuff because I found out I enjoyed it, and it’s what I wanted to do. I didn’t know this stuff would interest me until I tried, so TRY THINGS! You learn things about yourself you didn’t know in high school. You meet people. You find your place and where you are supposed to go. There will be the occasional bad grade and the many great grades. There will be the long sleepless nights and the long stressful nights. There will be the fast sprints to class and the nice casual walks to class. I never said it was easy, but you choose your own adventure. College is a time for experiments; a chance to really figure out who you are in a young community. Then when the time comes to face the world, really think about yourself. Who have I become? What will I do? I’ll let you answer that. Kaylee Remington is a senior magazine journalism major and Web editor for KentWired. Contact her at email@example.com.
Fusion drops the F-bomb, faces repercussions After four long months of hard work with Fusion this semester, it all came down to the F-bomb. While we were spending hours interviewing, photographing and creating a product that we were proud of, we were unaware that in the end, a select group of local printers would weigh in with their opinions of what we considered a masterpiece. In the past week and a half, the editorial staff for Fusion has been firmly standing up for the First Amendment right after the magazine was turned away by the printers Freeport Press Inc., Hess Print Solutions and Davis Graphic Communication Solutions. Their reasons? The use of the F-bomb, select photographs used in the fashion spread or a combination of the two. When the magazine was first denied by Freeport Press Inc., we were shocked, but we never expected it to happen again with different printers. In fact, after our state of shock, the art director and I joked about the controversy possibly bringing more attention to the magazine. We were later denied by Hess Printing Solutions because of the use of the profane word and a third printer, Davis Graphic Communication Solutions, explained that they
Raytevia Evans Guest Columnist would have to survey their crew to be sure no one was offended, which would prolong the production process. By declining to print Fusion because of a word or photograph, these printers went against everything that our staff and supporters believe in. Though I respect the fact that they have a right to their own opinion, I have more respect for those who firmly stand up for the First Amendment and those who support change. Each semester, the Fusion staff pursues stories that others tend to overlook or find to be less important. Finding people in the LGBTQ community who are willing to speak out about their sexuality or their opinions is hard enough. The last thing we need after all of our hard work and determination is to have someone say we can’t use our words — profane or otherwise — to tell a significant and unheard story. I say, Fuck that! Raytevia Evans is a magazine journalism graduate student and editor of Fusion Magazine. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you hear the word “America,” what comes to your mind? The land of the free? Baseball? Apple pie? How about torture? No, torture would not come to mind at all, as there is probably nothing more reprehensible to our ideals and beliefs. However, the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base continues to operate and leave a scar on America’s civil rights record. More appropriately, Guantanamo Bay is a prison located in Cuba. The base holds enemy combatants from the War on Terror. The prisoners have been subjected to several “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which is political code for torture. Sleep deprivation and water boarding are some of the human rights violations being committed. Many of these inmates are indeed enemies of the United States; however, leaving them in legal purgatory is anything but close to a solution. The detention facility should be closed. President Obama tried to begin the process of moving the detainees onto American soil, but his efforts were stifled by members of Congress who did not want suspected terrorists in their respective districts.
Bryan Staul The original plan that was ultimately denied involved sending the detainees to civilian prisons to await trial. Another reason the facility should be shutdown is because torture does not work. We live in real life, not an episode of “24.” When a man is subjected to enough physical torture, he will say whatever it takes to make the pain stop. Intelligence retrieved via torture is flimsy at best. The War on Terror is a conflict America needs to win, but it will not be won by bombs and bullets alone. It will be won by proving our way is better. If indeed the War on Terror is a clash of ideologies, then this country should use its ideals to prove itself. Let’s bring
the prisoners onto American soil and give them fair trials — after all, the Sixth Amendment guarantees these fundamental rights. The argument against trials for the detainees is that they are foreign nationals, and therefore, not subject to our Constitution. However, there is precedent for trying foreign citizens in U.S. courts — see United States v. Alvarez-Machain. Yet another Supreme Court case in 2006 called Hamdan v. Rumsfeld found that the military tribunals violated both the Geneva Conventions and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The conviction rates for suspected terrorists in civilian courts are very successful. The facility has been a recruitment tool used by al-Qaeda as it epitomizes what they view as the evils of America. So essentially, we have an unsuccessful program that arguably leaves our country less safe and violates human rights. It is time to turn the page on the strategic mistakes of post-9/11 America and adopt new sensible policies for intelligence gathering. Bryan Staul is a sophomore political science major and columnist for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at email@example.com
Overcoming the threat of scientific illiteracy Americans don’t know much about science, and that is a problem. Only half of Americans believe that human activity is causing our climate to rapidly change, and 48 percent believes the impact of global climate change has been greatly exaggerated. Four in 10 Americans believe in strict biblical creationism, which is the idea that humans were created in their present form some time in the last 10,000 years. Only slightly more than half of Americans (52 percent) know that vaccines do not cause autism. Extensive polling studies suggest that only about a quarter of Americans can be considered scientifically literate, and yet, the future of American prosperity hinges on our ability to adapt to our ever-changing world. In our lifetimes, we will witness the rise of personalized genomics — the most important medical advancement since the discovery that germs cause disease. The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, will answer some of the most fundamental questions about our universe. Advances in carbon nanotubes will completely revolutionize the fields of nanotechnology, material science and architecture. But we will also have to deal with constantly emerging pandemics, increasingly erratic weather patterns and the ever-present specter
Daniel Sprockett of nuclear annihilation. Technological advancement has given us much to look forward to, but has also given us many reasons to be fearful. So how do prepare for this coming hyper-technological world? I submit three humble suggestions: 1. Teach formal logic and critical thinking in middle school. I don’t know how many of you had to take a typing class while growing up, like I did, but I can assure you that there is room in the primary school curriculum to fit arguably the most important skill many people never acquire. The ability to think critically, evaluate arguments and form rational opinions underlies every decision we make in life. In fact, research has shown that basic education in philosophy improves students’ verbal, numerical and spatial abilities, and those improvements last for years. 2. Require all college students to take labbased science courses. Kent State already
requires students to complete a science course to fulfill part of their liberal education requirements, but I’d like to see these opportunities expanded. Science is a process that is best understood in a hands-on environment of open inquiry, and some evidence suggests college science courses have a larger impact on overall science literacy than other types of science education. 3. Reward scientists for engaging in public scientific outreach. Right now, scientists are very rarely rewarded, directly or indirectly, for dedicating any of their busy schedules to educating the general public on the value of science. Many are even penalized if their outreach activities trespass on valuable research time. Most academics are required to fill three full-time roles: that of the researcher, teacher and grant-writer. This leaves little time for talking to journalists, writing popular books or articles or producing engaging visual media. Scientists and their funding organizations should see public outreach as an inherent goal of the scientific endeavor. We’re all in this together, after all. These suggestions will not solve all of our problems, but they will remove some of the barriers currently keeping most Americans so ignorant about our natural world. Daniel Sprockett is a researcher in the KSU Department of Anthropology and a columnist at the Daily Kent Stater. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why talk about democracy and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? This year’s Symposium on Democracy focuses on the 15-year-old conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. This conflict is often referred to as Africa’s World War, both because of the complexity of the regional and global alliances involved in the two wars fought between 1996 and 2002, and because the number of war-related casualties are comparable to those of World War II. The conflict has unfortunately not ended for Congolese living in the eastern part of this large nation. Militias, neighboring armies and DRC government forces continue to fight over control of mineral resources, and the violence has not subsided despite the presence of a U.N. peacekeeping mission. The international community has done much to assist victims of these conflicts, but not enough has been done to resolve the conflict in ways that would allow those most affected to live in peace and security. Given the complexity of the conflict, with no easily recognizable “good guys” and “bad guys,” the Congo crisis is also often referred to as Africa’s “forgotten war.” While headlines now turn to Libya and Ivory Coast with compelling stories of democratic forces fighting autocratic
Timothy Scarnecchia Guest Columnist rule, the Congo crisis does not fit into this Hollywood script. That is why this year’s May 4 symposium presents a special opportunity for Kent State’s intellectual community to learn from some of the world’s foremost experts on the DRC’s long and deadly conflict. Conference participants will not be offering easy solutions or vague words about applying “democracy” to this protracted conflict. The 15 specialists coming to Oscar Ritchie Hall on April 28-29 are all well beyond discussing easy, prescriptive solutions. It will be refreshing to hear how these experts frame the problem and what solutions they are promoting. Given our university’s academic mission to tackle the difficult and seemingly unsolvable problems confronting our world, these panels have something to offer anyone who seeks to solve a problem others might feel is beyond solving. The keynote speaker for the symposium, Professor René Lemarchand from the University of
Florida, has been writing for many years about genocide in Burundi and Rwanda and how these genocides relate to the Congo wars and the continuing crisis in the DRC. His keynote speech, “The Great Lakes Crisis: Making the Unspeakable Comprehensible” (5 p.m. in Oscar Ritchie Hall Room 214), will offer the university community a chance to reflect on these issues with an inspiring scholar who still continues to seek solutions after 40 years of involvement in the region. The university community is invited to the entire conference as well. Each of the panels will offer a window into the difficulties the Congo crisis presents for those seeking a peaceful resolution and a democratic future. In this way, the symposium continues in the tradition of past May 4 Symposium’s on Democracy by addressing difficult questions others would prefer to avoid. For the complete program and symposium details, please visit kent.edu/CAS/ History/may4th. — Timothy Scarnecchia, associate professor, Department of History
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PHOTOS AND STORY BY Lindsay Frumker
Sol Shack is truly an unsung hero because of the time he devotes to helping people out. He is going to be 91 years old in the summer and is only slowing down because he has to, not that he wants to. If he could, he would still visit the same amount of people every day. He used to visit around 30 people per day, and now the number is down to five. Almost every day he goes to Montefiore Nursing Home, a skilled residence, and visits with people to make them feel better. Now, there are many people who volunteer there, but the thing that stands out about Sol is he has been doing it for 30 years. His wife used to be a patient there, and this place has become a second home for Sol.
He will walk past any person and be his cheery self. He can really put a smile on anyoneâ€™s face because he is that positive. During this project, I learned just how amazing people can be because he is so happy. He is never negative, even though he has to have heart surgery soon to replace an aortic valve. Most people would get upset or sad, but Sol refuses to be down on himself. Instead, he channels his energy into making sure people are happy because there are always people who are worse off than he is. He does all of this without any type of reward but just to make the residents feel better.
Sol Shack is 90 years old and has been volunteering at Montefiore Nursing Home for more than 30 years. He currently visits around five residents a day and very rarely misses a day of volunteering.
He was recognized as an unsung hero by The Plain Dealer and one of four featured as cover stories. In March, he was given a plaque at a reception in downtown Cleveland.
Sol and a fellow cast mate share a laugh in between rehearsing different sketches for R.S.V.P. players. The players perform for different elderly groups across Northeast Ohio.
At a rehearsal for R.S.V.P. players, Sol gets excited while performing a sketch about robbing a bank.
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KSU Mobile application to offer additional options The KSU Mobile iPhone application will soon include a schedule of classes, athletic news, a library section and possibly events listed on the university’s calendar. Updates will be submitted by the end of this week. Sameer Jaleel, manager of web presence, recommends students use the integrated class schedule to bookmark classes they’re interested in or are already taking. “Students won’t be able to schedule classes, but they can still see who’s teaching the course, when and where it is and bookmark it for viewing later,” he said. “It won’t let you enroll in anything yet, but it will at least let you browse real time course data.” The sports section lets users catch up on sports news without accessing the website on a computer. “It’s basically the news stories on the athletics
website at kentstatesports.com,” he said. The library section uses a version of the library’s website that is optimized for a smaller screen. “It’s a browser within the app that loads the mobile library website,” Jaleel said. The event calendar might not make it into this version. “It’s slow with just the developers hitting it in testing,” he said. “If that doesn’t get resolved in the next couple of days, it won’t be in the new version. Jaleel said it might take a couple of weeks for the application to be available because of Apple’s application review process. “Once we do that this week, next week we will have to submit the Android and the Blackberry versions,” he said. —Sidney Keith, technology reporter
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Another Kind of Buffalo is a local band that will perform at FlashFest. The band members include Joseph Donnola and Chris Dunphy on guitar, Yusef Husseini on bass, Brian Recktenwald on drums and Sam Sawan on vocals. It rained during their first show, so they took off their shoes to perform more comfortably and have performed barefoot ever since.
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horoscope By Nancy Black Today’s Birthday (04/28/11). Add new words to your vocabulary. The more you learn, the more you realize what you don’t know. Open up to new experiences. Don’t lose yourself in the fame game. Remember what’s truly important, and give attention to grow that. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
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Spacious 4&5 bedrooms houses with 2 full baths. Great condition, great location, A/C, W/D, dishwasher, deck, garage. Several units available: -Deluxe 4/5 bedroom units. $360 per room. -All inclusive, $350 per room. 330-808-4045 Hurry In 2BR Apts available for Fall Free Heat and Water, Pets Welcome, Outdoor Pool 330-673-5364 1 & 2 bed apartments. All utilities included except electric. Call to schedule your tour today (330)6780972 Large 2 bedroom 1.5 bath apartment $585/month + deposit & electric. Heat, water and trash included. 330312-0066 or 330-968-4930 Apartments for Rent: 1 bedroom apartment in a house. Kitchen, living room, bath. Separate entrance. No pets. One year lease. Available in August. 330-673-8505 or 330-221-8218 KENT/BRIMFIELD. Newer 3 & 4 Bdrm duplexes. 1 car garage. $900$1200 per month. 330-338-5841 or 330-329-1118 kentarearentals.com Great campus condo. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Available August. Call Dr. Miller at (330) 618-7764 4/5 Bedroom duplex available for fall $310/mo! Each side has 2 bath, W/D. Dishwasher, deck, garage, etc. Close to campus and on bus route. No Gas Bill. No Water Bill. Last one I have available! Call Sweeney (740) 317-7294
Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7. Creative change is possible. Time to bring it up to the next level. Your partner may take the lead, and that may be a good thing. Stick to your goals and keep experimenting with new ideas to make your dreams come true.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7. Here comes the sun, and it’s just what you need. Brighten your workspace, air out bedding and take a moment for yourself to melt in the light. Let it drench you in a warm glow of expansion.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8. You may as well feel good today. Look around and appreciate! Take advantage of renewed self-confidence and take strides in your career. Avoid being overwhelmed by breathing deep.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7. Exert your will without fanfare. You know how to make it happen, and others will let you run with it. Discover that you already the perfect thing to get the job done.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is an 8. Step into greater leadership. Others will support this. Be prepared for surprises, and a friend leads you to the perfect partner. Take time for peaceful movement.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 6. Send old stuff to the thrift store to free space up. In the cleaning and organizing, you discover something amazing you’d forgotten about that well repays the effort.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is an 8. You’re having fun, and this builds charisma. Co-workers get on board with your idea. You know what you’re talking about, so share it. Upgrade equipment to fulfill the plan.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 5. Find comfort and refuge from stress in an artistic pursuit. Paint, bake, dance, read, write or create. Your partner adds a nice touch, and the fun process lightens everything.
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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8.You’re making a good impression. Turn up the heat and choose. What kind of leader will you be? What kind of a difference will you make and for whom?
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Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8. Productivity is on the rise, especially if you work in team. Bounce ideas off each other and don’t get stuck. You have the capacity to start anew.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today s a 7. Words come easily today. Your communication skills are appreciated. Check the plumbing or water runoff flow. Discover hidden treasure as you improve systems.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 5. It’s fine to hide under the blankets with a flashlight and your favorite book, although you may be more comfortable sitting at your desk sketching your ideas or writing love letters.
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Daily Kent Stater
‘I’m in love with Christ’ Frank Yonkof
firstname.lastname@example.org Daily Kent Stater With iPad in hand, Patrick Schultz is almost late to class on his first day back from spring break. He walks swiftly down the hall and slips into his 3:30 p.m. Catholic Experience class where the professor makes note of his arrival. “What’s this I hear? You were in Hawaii over break? Strike one,” the professor says with a smile. The 22-year-old senior is dressed in jeans and a trendy button-down collared shirt. He sports a fairly thick beard and black-framed glasses. Upon first glance, it would be hard to tell Schultz is a seminarian at Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe. “When most people think of seminarians, they think behind the wall, cloistered, praying all of the time and no contact with the outside world,” Schultz says. “But the thing is, we’re 100 percent regular college students.” Today’s class at John Carroll University is much different, the professor announces. Instead of discussing issues within the church, the class will watch a classic western movie — “The Searchers,” starring John Wayne — and analyze its Roman Catholic themes. “Put an amen to it!” Wayne shouts a few minutes into the clip, as he attempts to break up a funeral. Schultz and the other students can hardly contain their laughter. On the drive back to the seminary, two of his brother seminarians poke fun at the movie. “I reckon you want me to say Mass here,” says Michael Joseph in his best John Wayne impression. The conversation quickly turns to 80s music, and soon the car is filled with Billy Joel lyrics. “Many people think we just sit here all day,” says seminarian Kevin Klonowski as he folds his hands in prayer and bows his head. The car pulls up to Borromeo Seminary, with its bell tower shoot-
ing up from the center of the complex, 20 minutes later. In many ways, Borromeo is how one might imagine a traditional Catholic seminary: The sprawling brick compound features seven different courtyards, and the walls are adorned with statues of saints and paintings of bishops. For nine years out of a seminarian’s life, this is home. The studies gradually grow more intense, but eventually Shultz will lie face down in front of the altar at St. John’s Cathedral and be ordained by the bishop. Although he was baptized Catholic, his family rarely went to Mass more than twice a year when he was younger. He attended religious classes for a year or two after his first Holy Communion but distinctly remembers stopping after that. “I was pretty much unchurched from second grade until my junior year of high school,” Schultz says. “We turned into the CEO Catholics, those Christmas, Easter only Catholics.” When he was a junior at Hudson High School, a girl Schultz had a crush on brought him to a youth group retreat with his local parish. He recalls feeling like an atheist at church camp. But his mind began to change one night when the group prayed before the Holy Eucharist, what Catholics believe to be the body of Christ. He noticed his peers were responding to an alternate reality that he was unaware of. “The realization kind of dawned that they had something I didn’t have, and whatever it was, I wanted it,” he says. Schultz fell in love with the church. After numerous questions about the priesthood, he got an application packet for Borromeo Seminary his senior year but was hesitant to fill it out. “I was afraid if I were to even open the folder, a Roman Collar would jump out and grab me around the neck, and I would be doomed for life,” he says.
In an effort to appease God, Schultz decided to attend the Catholic-affiliated University of Dayton. He hoped that once he found good friends and a girlfriend, the sense of being called to the priesthood would disappear. But it didn’t, and at the end of his freshman year, he enrolled at Borromeo Seminary for one year. To his parents, his vocation to the priesthood came as a huge surprise. They couldn’t see how he would be happy in the seminary. Schultz felt his parents were bot being supportive. However, in the last two years, his parents have come to share his happiness about seminary life. “I just couldn’t reconcile all of those things my parents were saying with what was in my heart,” he says. Schultz says the last three years have been the happiest he’s ever felt, but he acknowledges that a lot seminarians must give up when preparing for the priesthood. He often talks to friends at other colleges about their relationships, but dating is forbidden at Borromeo Seminary in order to prepare men for the celibate lifestyle of the Catholic priesthood. “To think that loneliness is not a part of it is to misunderstand it,” Schultz says. “You have to sit with the realization that first and foremost, you are going to bed by yourself at night.”
Living a normal college life despite restrictions
Life was hard when Schultz entered the seminary. He was not used to having a schedule but eventually grew into the routine. On a typical day, Schultz wakes up at 5:50 a.m. and is in the chapel by 6:20 a.m. He does about 40 minutes of prayer before his brother seminarians join him for the community morning prayers, which are the same passages prayed by clergy all over the globe. After Mass, breakfast and an hour of working out, seminarians are off to class in either the seminary or
THOMAS SONG | DAILY KENT STATER
Patrick Schultz is in his fourth year at Borromeo Seminary, where he is studying to become a Catholic priest. John Carroll, until evening prayers at 5:45 p.m. when the community gathers again in the white chapel. Three hours later, the seminarians will gather in the same place for night prayers, following dinner and recreation or study time. Seminary life quickly teaches the young men to manage their time well. Once they become accustomed to prayer and studies, it’s easy to fit in a half-hour game of ping-pong or ultimate Frisbee. Schultz’s group of friends usually goes to a sports bar or grill once a week or explores downtown Cleveland, though they have to be back by the 1 a.m. curfew. The main goal of Borromeo Seminary is to give the seminarians four yeas to answer one question: Is this for me? While some may see seminary life as restricting, Schultz lives a relatively stress-free life compared to other college students. There are no cover letters or resumes. All he has to do is study hard and pray hard and decide if this is the lifestyle he is called to live. Although Schultz is approaching graduation from John Carroll in
May, he is not even halfway done in his studies for the priesthood. Young men spend nine years in the seminary before ordination. The daily routine of study and prayer will continue for Schultz this upcoming fall when he enters graduate school at St. Mary’s Seminary in another wing of the massive complex where Borromeo Seminary is located. He will learn how to deal with the challenges of the vocation. For now, undergraduates study philosophy and prepare for a religious lifestyle.
Dealing with the emotions
The seminary can sometimes be a bumpy ride. Because the school prepares men for a life-long vocation, emotions range, and mentors are there to help. “My prayer life right now is really dry,” Schultz says. “I go to the chapel, and it feels like I’m just throwing things up against the ceiling and nobody is hearing me. You go in-between both those spectrums, and they help you sort through it.” In addition to academic advising, Schultz meets with a formation adviser once a month to sort out the spiritual questions in his life. The mentor’s job is to help seminarians sort through the emotional rollercoaster and analyze the meaning behind it. One topic that often comes up is celibacy, which is talked about among the seminarians, Schultz says. It’s not something the school pushes aside, and mentors address it when needed. For some more than others, celibacy is a subject that is difficult to
deal with. Society tends to idolize marriage, Schultz says, so it’s no surprise that celibacy seems to go against the norm. Two years ago, one of his friends left the seminary and is now engaged. “The men that come to the seminary today are courageous,” says Thomas Dragga, Borromeo Seminary director. “In many ways, they’re doing something counter cultural. Their peers have a hard time understanding.” Few worries remain in the back of Schultz’s mind. Priests are often invited into situations involving death, and he fears he might not have the right words for a grieving family. What do you say to a crying mother who just lost her infant? “All you can do as a priest, I think, is to be with the person and pray with them,” Schultz says. “Knowing the best you can do is just stand there with somebody and pray, and that certainly seems tough.” But Schultz hasn’t even begun his training on how to deal with situations like these. He still has five years to work the questions out. Until then, he looks forward to going to the grocery store in his white Roman Collar. He looks forward to presiding at friends’ weddings and their children’s baptisms. Most of all, he looks forward to holding the Holy Eucharist high above the altar. “I’m in love,” Schultz says. “I’m in love with Christ. I’m in love with the church. I happen to be of the belief that Christ is good. He’s worth my life. “You do crazy things when you’re in love. Like be celibate.” Frank Yonkof is the editor of KentWired.com.
APRIL 28, 2011
ith summer right around the corner, movie theaters will be one of the many dating hot spots, friendly hangout locations and family night out top choices. The rush to the theaters may cause a lineup at the ticket booth. To avoid the delay, check out the upcoming movies and decide which movie fits the night. — Alexis Pfeifer, features correspondent. TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Directed by Paul Feig Starring Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper Release date: May 13 Annie, played by Kristen Wiig, lives in an utterly disastrous world. She is broke and distressed. However, when she finds out her best friend is about to get married, she becomes maid of honor and shows the bridesmaids how far she will go to prove her love for them.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
Directed by Michael Bay Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, John Malkovich and Frances McDormand Release date: July 1 Following the previous adventure of Autobots and Decepticons is the third movie in the Transformers series. The Autobots race to find a hidden spacecraft on the moon to discover its secrets of the Transformers’ last battle.
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART II
Directed by Rob Marshall Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane Release date: May 20 The fourth movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean quadrilogy follows Jack Sparrow and Barbossa on their adventure to find the fountain of youth. However, Blackbeard and his daughter are in search of the fountain as well. What will become of Sparrow in this hit movie?
THE HANGOVER 2
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
Directed by Matthew Vaughn Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon and Lucas Till Release date: June 3 Professor X and Magneto, as two former allies, saved their planet from a nuclear explosion and disaster. However, the two friends found a separating difference between them, beginning the war between the archenemies. Professor X represented good, while Magneto fought for the evil.
Directed by Jake Kasdan Starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel and John Michael Higgins Release date: June 24 Elizabeth works as a substitute teacher during the day. Her fiancé dumps her for her inappropriate behavior. While at work, she meets another substitute much different than herself. She plans to attract attention from the good-looking substitute to get out of her job.
When: May 21-22 Where: Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH Headliners: A Perfect Circle, Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Korn Cost: $59.50-69.50 (plus Ticketmaster fees)
VANS WARPED TOUR
When: July 20 Where: Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH Headliners: 3OH!3, A Day to Remember, Against Me!, Paramore Cost: $35 (plus Ticketmaster fees)
CANTON BLUES FESTIVAL
When: June 10-11 Where: Downtown Canton, OH Headliners: Michael Burks, Ronnie Baker Brooks Cost: Free
Directed by David Yates Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson Release date: July 15 The second part of the final chapter of Harry Potter brings Harry, Ron and Hermione back to Hogwarts. The trio fights to destroy Voldemort’s horcruxes until their plan is disrupted. The battle between the trio and Voldemort will end the final movie in the Harry Potter series.
Directed by Todd Phillips Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Ken Jeong Release date: May 26 This comedic follow-up begins when Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug travel to Thailand. With his wedding approaching in the exotic country, Stu plans a safely planned meal before the ceremony. As in the first movie, a safe, quiet getaway is not likely.
ROCK ON THE RANGE
Directed by Will Gluck Starring Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Emma Stone and Jenna Elfman Release date: July 22 A young New Yorker brings a San Franciscan to her home to build a relationship with each other. Although the attractive couple feels connected to one another, they realize they should be friends. Instead, they become friends with benefits. The friends live in an arrangement with no strings attached.
Directed by David Dobkin Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jason Bateman, Leslie Mann, Olivia Wilde and Alan Arkin Release date: August 5 Two best friends live completely opposite lives and see each other’s lives as ideal. During a night out together, the two drunken men wake up in each other’s bodies. Dave is a lawyer, husband and father. Mitch is a single, irresponsible child. They fight to switch back to their own body without destroying their friend’s life.
FINAL DESTINATION 5
Directed by Steven Quale Starring Nicholas D’Agosto, Emma Bell and Arlen Escarpeta Release date: August 26 When a suspension bridge collapses, a group of co-workers fights to survive. In the fifth movie of the Final Destination series, the group experiences dreams of death. They must find a way to escape death, even though they have already survived the bridge collapse.
When: July 1-4 Where: Nelson Ledges Quarry Park Headliners: Darkstar Orchestra, Keller Williams, Rusted Root Cost: TBA
GLEE LIVE! IN CONCERT!
When: June 14 Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH Cost: $52.50-92.50
TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR When: July 30 Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH Cost: $25-69.50
RASCAL FLATTS WITH SARA EVANS, EASTON CORBIN AND JUSTIN MOORE When: July 8 Where: Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls Cost: $75.50 (plus Ticketmaster fees)
KID CUDI – THE CUD LIFE TOUR
When: July 1 Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH Cost: $39.50-65
BRITNEY SPEARS WITH NICKI MINAJ – FEMME FATALE TOUR When: July 26 Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH Cost: $29.50-350
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK AND BACKSTREET BOYS When: July 27 Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH Cost: $32.50-92.50
— Alison Ritchie, features correspondent.
A.R.M. House offers volunteer opportunities this summer Alison Ritchie
email@example.com Daily Kent Stater Pastor Scott Budzar couldn’t sleep. Five years ago, he helped a father and four children move from a homeless shelter into an empty apartment. All of their possessions fit into a couple of trash bags, and the knowledge of a family in need kept Budzar up that night. The following evening, Budzar asked his congregation at The
Vineyard Community Church, where he served as pastor for 10 years, to find items to donate. Within an hour, they collected an abundance of furniture, food, clothes and other household appliances to give to that family. “As we left that night, it dawned on me that this was our true calling,” Budzar said in an e-mail interview. “I knew in my heart that this was the right thing to do.” Last December, Budzar closed The Vineyard Community Church and opened The A.R.M. House a month later at the same location. Anonymous Relief Mission
is a non-profit organization that helps move individuals, families, victims of domestic violence and veterans from shelters to housing and provides them with basic necessitates. It also operates a food bank. A.R.M has given assistance in nearly 500 cases similar to the first one. “We wanted to create an atmosphere were anyone could serve and anyone could help their community,” said Joshua Muller, an A.R.M. volunteer. Muller said he has volunteered for several food banks in addition to doing mission work, but he said A.R.M. is unique. He said
he is impressed with the organization’s ability to help those who are in need. “A lot of those groups have a lot of red tape that sometimes hinder the work from actually getting done,” Muller said. “When money is stretched as thin as it is, it’s important that it goes to the right people who really need it.” Although the idea for the organization stemmed from a church, Muller said A.R.M. does not have any religious affiliation. He said many of the staff members are Christians, but the group itself does not carry a religious label. Budzar said A.R.M. is simply a
tool for the community. “It has no agenda other than to be humble and servant-minded,” he said. “It brings people together for a common purpose. We are not one church or one creed. We have a respect for one another that allows for any racial, creedal or distinctive barriers to be brought down for the sake of those desperately in need.” The organization depends on donations, and Budzar said food and toiletry items are needed the most. Muller said A.R.M could use more volunteers, especially over the summer. He said volunteers
could help sort donated items as they come in. They would also help collect items and distribute them. Muller said volunteers could get a set schedule or help as needed. “It’s a good system, but it takes a lot of hands,” said Muller. “It would be great to have more people, and it’s a great way to get involved.” Anyone interested in volunteering can go to the website, armonlinehelp.org, or call 330677-0722. Alison Ritchie is a features correspondent.
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‘Mansfield Park’ APRILSpecials retelling gives twist to Austen classic
Pie Shots, Apple Pie Shots, Wild $2.50 Vodka tonic Turkey American Honey, Blue $3 SoCo and Lime Moon Honey Moon, Stella Artois $3 Grape and cherry bombs $2 Bud Light bottles Chalice drafts, Red Stripe and Red $2.50 Heineken Stripe Light bottles Ray’s Place $3.50 Newcastle Beer of the month: Budweiser $2.75 shots Jim Beam draft $2.50 (pints) $2.95 for (talls) The Loft $2 baskets of fries & Jo-Jo’s Guinness Imperial Pint Glass, keep Happy hour is from 4 to 9 p.m. with $3 Sauerkraut balls the glass $6, refills are $5. While the $2 off pitchers, 75 cents off pints glass lasts and 50 cents off mugs and liquors Franklin Square $2.95 Pinnacle Whipped Shots $7 pitchers, Deli $2.95 Pinnacle Whipped Monster $1.50 mugs Bud Light Monday—Ungrilled turkey reuben Bombs $6 pitchers, Tuesday—Riverview meatloaf $2.95 Red Stag (shots) $1.25 mugs Natural Light Wednesday—Kent’s best reuben $2.95 Sex on the Beach (shots) $2.50 Cherry and grape bombs Thursday—Louisiana BBQ Pork $2.95 Cherry Bombs $3 Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo, Friday—Deluxe fried bologna $3 Chilled Shark Water Shots rocket pops and lemon drops Saturday and Sunday—Sesame $3.50 Long Island Ice Tea garlic chicken $2.95 Spiced Rum & Coke riverside wine Happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. with $2.95 Tropical Rum & Coke Euro Gyro $2.95 Amaretto Sours $1 off drafts. $5 Small one-topping pizza $3.50 Futher Mucker’s Mondays and Tuesday have no $5 Philly Steak sub corking fee, so patrons pay retail $5 Chicken hoagie sub price to drink wine in restaurant. Brewhouse $5 Gyros $3 Keystone pitchers $5 Any pizza pita Buffalo Wild Wings 75-cent Keystone mugs Wednesday — $5 large one-item Beer of the Month: Budweiser Tall $10 Fishbowls pizza for pick-up only $1.25 Cherry and Grape bombs draft Thursdays $1 Long Islands $3 Wing Tuesdays: 45 cents per Water Street wing Tavern Boneless Thursdays: 60 cents per Guy’s Pizza $7 Bud Light pitchers wing $20 Two large, two-topping pizzas $3 Tootsie Pop Bomb $2 long island Monday/Tuesday: $10 Two $3.50 Olive Chocolate $2 margaritas medium, one-topping pizzas dropped into Monster Khaos Friday: $3 shot bomb day Order as many as you like. Orange Energy Drink Pick-up only. Monthly $3 shot and beer specials: 157 Lounge (Additional toppings $1.25) Sauza Tequila, Patron XO, Cherry $2 bottles Miller Lite
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DOMINICK’s Free pool Tuesday and Thursdays. $3 bottle Red Stripe and Red Stripe Light. $2.50 Grape and cherry bombs. $2 pints Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Zephyr Pub $2 pints of Bud Light $7 pitchers of Bud Light $2.50 rum and Coke $3 grape vodka and 7UP $3 cherry bombs $3 Jose Cuervo shots
Brewhouse 75-cent mugs, $2.99 pitchers & $1.25 bombs Ladies Night Tuesdays: 99 cent Sex on the Beach Thirsty Thursday: $1 Long Islands
firstname.lastname@example.org Daily Kent Stater When Jane Austen wrote “Mansfield Park,” few people liked her meek, timid heroine Fanny Price. After reading Lynn Shepherd’s first novel, “Murder at Mansfield Park,” you still won’t like Fanny Price but for a different reason. Austen’s own mother even called poor Fanny “insipid,” and for many, Fanny is the reason “Mansfield Park” is the least-beloved Austen novel. However, Shepherd has put a unique spin on Fanny. She is the heiress to a vast fortune, staying with her aunt and uncle, the Bertrams, after the death of her parents. However, Fanny is cruel, rude and vain. She is engaged to be married to her cousin Edmund Norris, son of her aunt Mrs. Norris, when she is found brutally murdered. Now Mary Crawford, who has arrived at Mansfield Park with her brother Henry, is determined to discover the truth as to who murdered Fanny. For Austen fans, this book is a true gem because several characters experience role reversals. Fanny is much more like a combination of her cousin Maria in the original novel and Caroline Bingley (from “Pride and Prejudice”), while Fanny’s cousin Julia more closely resembles the original Fanny. Fortunately, Mrs. Norris is still Mrs. Norris (in case you need background on Mrs. Norris’s character, just recall the cat with the same name in the Harry Potter books J.K. Rowling knew her Austen). Shepherd did her homework and speckled the novel with quotes and allusions, not just from “Mansfield Park,” but also from Austen’s other novels, as well as her letters. For example, when Julia becomes ill, Mary rushes in to assist with her care, causing Tom Bertram, another of Fanny’s cousins, to say, “There is no-one so
steady, so capable as Miss Crawford.” These are the words used to describe Anne Elliot in “Persuasion.” Robert Ferrars from “Sense and Sensibility” and Charles Bingley from “Pride and Prejudice” are also mentioned. Reading this book is one of the few times it’s been rendered desirable for Mary Crawford and Edmund Bertram to marry. Granted, many do like Mary far better than Fanny in Austen’s “Mansfield Park” because she is slightly wicked, playful and, in general, more fun than Fanny. However, there was one aspect to the novel that didn’t make much sense. William, in Shepherd’s version, is Julia’s brother rather than Fanny’s, and it is mentioned that Julia and William are close, but William never makes an appearance or receives a mention after the beginning of the book, which didn’t make sense. However, it’s such an insignificant detail that most readers will probably quickly forget about William. Even if you’re not an Austen fan, you will still find this book amusing and enjoyable. Told in Austen’s style but with a gruesome twist, this book is worth reading for anyone looking for a good book. Adrienne Savoldi is a features correspondent.
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Take it easy finals week Freddie Highmore masters Natalie Moses
email@example.com Daily Kent Stater It’s that time of the semester again — when every single professor forgets that you have other classes and decides to dump 15 weeks worth of assignments on you with only 15 minutes to complete them. At this point, things that are normally important — like eating and sleeping — become long-lost luxuries. Your eyes are so crazy from stress that people mistake you for Charlie Sheen. Yes, it’s a glorious time! This, of course, is sarcasm. It’s very easy to lose your mind in these last few hectic weeks before finals, especially with the nice weather and all the wonderful end-ofsemester parties going on. But it is an absolute must that you try to stay on track because right now is a turning point: you could give up and throw away the grades you worked hard for all semester, or you could finish strong and start the summer off with something to be proud of. The good news is, with a little bit of time management and hard work, you can still enjoy all of the end-of-semester activities without completely bombing finals. The first step in staying ahead for the next two weeks is taking care of your body. You need your energy and health more than ever right now. Skipping a few meals to get in extra studying and pulling all nighters may seem like the only option, but those seemingly innocent habits will catch up to you. Coffee and energy drinks can only take you so far, but a good night’s sleep is much more important than another few hours of studying. To fix this, you might need to just focus more on studying and doing work during the day.
“When I stay up extra late to study, I lose focus easily,” said Jesse Hall, freshman aeronautics major. “When I’m tired, I end up reading the same line over and over again. It’s easier and more efficient to just study during the day.” Instead of going to the Hub in between classes, run over to the library and catch a few hours of studying then. If you already have the extra time in your day, then utilize that instead of cutting into your precious sleep time. Speaking of already having studying tools, chances are if you go to class and pay attention, then studying might be easier than you think. Liz Schubert, freshman news major, points out that a great way to study is to physically rewrite your notes. “Re-writing notes actually helps you memorize them better,” Schubert said. But the trick is rewriting them, not just typing. “When you write something instead of typing it, you pay more attention to what is being said.” So even if you type your notes, pick up a pen or pencil and rewrite them in a clear, organized and easy-to-understand way. When you go back to read them and study, you’ll have more of an idea of what’s there. For some subjects though, simply rereading and rewriting notes is not going to cut it. When there are dates, names or important terms (especially when they need to be in order) that are just impossible to memorize, utilize pneumonic devices. Yes, just like how the old phrase “My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas” helped us remember the order of the planets as a child. Nick Catalano, freshman deaf education major, uses this system all the time. “I try to think of as many acronyms as possible, and I make them as crazy
as possible,” he said. The crazier the acronym, the more likely he is to remember it. Just like using pneumonic devices, there are some studying methods we learned in elementary school that seem to stick for some people. Taylor Shubeta, freshman nursing major, has plenty of difficult terms and concepts to learn. She uses the tried and true method of flashcards to learn. “Saying stuff out loud really helps me learn better, too,” she said. In other subjects, the finals are more hands on. For example, Amanda Smoot, freshman music education major, said her finals are mostly practical instead of written. “My studying is just practicing,” she says. But the key to actually remembering what she is practicing? “Repetition.” If seeing what other students like to do didn’t help with any studying tips, here’s something to consider: the professors are there to help you. Many set up group study times and even set up more office hours around this time to provide extra help. If not, just ask. If you take the time to show you care, chances are the professor is going to want to help you. Once finals week actually comes along, something to keep in mind is to stay calm. There is no sense in fretting about a test after you take it because once it is done, there is nothing you can do! So don’t make yourself go crazy; work hard, but get some sleep and DO let yourself have some fun this weekend. After all, even though this is the weekend before finals, it is also the last weekend of the semester — enjoy it! Natalie Moses is a features correspondent.
“The Art of Getting By” Sarah Husbands
firstname.lastname@example.org Daily Kent Stater When watching movies such as “Willie Wonka” and “The Golden Compass,” you couldn’t possibly imagine Freddie Highmore as anything more than a child actor. This young actor has shown the audience in his recent movie, “The Art of Getting By,” that he is growing up. This inspiring film tells the story of a teenage loner boy named George, living in New York City, who hasn’t worked a day in his life. As the movie progresses, he falls in love with Sally, played by Emma Roberts, an attractive teen with some baggage of her own. As their relationship deepens, Sally teaches George, and the audience as well, that we are all in this world together and that we are not alone. “The film is a reality and that reality is that everyone’s going through the same thing really,” Highmore said. “It’s a kind of growing up that people will enjoy.” “The Art of Getting By” was Highmore’s first real shot at
showing the world that he is no longer a child and is becoming an adult. Unlike his past characters, George has an abundance of issues that are represented through his sluggish attitude toward school and his future. Highmore is tackling a new kind of character that he has not yet played. He no longer needs to be the young child that he portrayed in movies such as “August Rush,” where innocence was a vital trait in the character he played. “As you get older, you ought to carry on playing in roles that are your age. “The Art of Getting By” was the first high school film that I have done, a coming-of-age in that way,” Highmore said. With this film taking him and his supporting actors to the Sundance Film Festival, Highmore’s film career is definitely taking him places. The backing from his family and friends at home remind him of how fortunate he is to have such amazing opportunities. “My family and friends make me feel incredibly lucky to do what I do; having these people have really kept me grounded,” Highmore said.
Although the film perfectly mirrors his own life development, Highmore differs from his character, George, in the way that he deals with actual emotion. Disillusionment is evident in George’s life, and although Highmore isn’t the teenager that George was, there were other ways that he was able to relate to his character. “There’s the feeling of being unloved and out of place, all things that we have to deal with. It doesn’t really matter where you’re from, it doesn’t really matter the people you’ve been around, the scenes are pretty universal,” Highmore said. “The Art of Getting By” opens in theaters June 17, 2011 and is a movie that even students can relate to. The initial moment of growing up is something that all college students experience and will be able to relate to particularly well. This movie encompasses what we all feel, which will make this a movie worth watching. Sarah Husbands is a features correspondent.
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Friends are graduating. The weather is warming up. Listen to these tunes to get you in a summer state of mind. The WONDERS “That Thing You Do”
The Beatles Rubber Soul | “In My Life”
And I’m gonna find a way to let you know that/You’ll be mine some day/’Cause we could be happy can’t you see/ If you’d only let me be the one to hold you/And keep you here with me
But of all these friends and lovers/There is no one compares with you/And these memories lose their meaning/When I think of love as something ne
Vitamin c Vitamin C | “Graduation Song”
R. Kelly Space Jam: Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture | “I Believe I Can Fly”
And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives/Where we’re gonna be when we turn 25/I keep thinking times will never change/Keep on thinking things will always be the same
the weepies Hideaway | “Can’t Go Back Now” Yesterday when you were young/Everything you needed done was done for you/Now you do it on your own/But you find you’re all alone, what can you do?
I believe I can fly/I believe I can touch the sky/I think about it every night and day/Spread my wings and fly away
Len You Can’t Stop the Bum Rush | “Steal My Sunshine” I was frying on the bench slide in the park across the street /L-a-t-e-r that week/my sticky paws were in to making straws out of big, fat slurpy treats/An incredible eight-foot heap
Bon jovi Slippery When Wet | “Living On a Prayer”
We the kings We The Kings | “Stay Young”
She says we’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got /’Cause it doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not/We’ve got each other and that’s a lot for love/We’ll give it a shot
Let’s burn our dreams into the skyline/Tattoo our sweat in tears/Forever you and I/Hold your breath till we cause the sundown/This is the moment/Time is racing, slow it down
Eve 6 Horrorscope | “Here’s to the Night”
Good charlotte The Young and Hopeless | “The Anthem”
All my time is froze in motion/Can’t I stay an hour or two or more/Don’t let me let you go/Here’s a toast to all those who hear me all too well
Go to college, a university, get a real job/That’s what they said to me/But I could never live the way they want/I’m gonna get by and just do my time/out of step while they all get in line/I’m just a minor threat so pay no mind