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Recycling needs wide support to succeed Eco-Friends ask ever yone to help recycling ef for ts By Jim Giese

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ou may have noticed the extra recycling bins in place for the tailgate party during last Saturday’s homecoming events. Led by the campus organization, Eco-Friends, and supported by Lakeland facilities, efforts are once again being undertaken at Lakeland College to implement a campus-wide recycling program. Made up of students and faculty, this reemerging organization is spearheading the effort to bring Lakeland into the green movement.

Eco-Friends started in 2002 with the intent of bringing environmental sustainability to Lakeland. According to Cathy Sims, Lakeland senior and current president of Eco-Friends, sustainability efforts at Lakeland initially concentrated on energy use, recycling, composting, and marketing. The current focus of EcoFriends is the recycling program. Thanks to past efforts by EcoFriends, and cooperation with facilities, progress has been made with recycling on campus, including recycling bins in Chase and Old Main; as well as composting efforts by Lakeland food service.

Efforts have been slow but some improvement has been made. “In the time I have been here [at Lakeland] I have seen some progress,” said Sims. “But there is still a lot of work to be done.” According to Lakeland staff personnel Larry Simolke, manager of housekeeping operations, and Joe Beniger, manager of grounds keeping operations, dumpsters dedicated to recycling of mixed paper, and commingled glass, plastic and aluminum are available for use by all members of campus. The clearly marked commingled dumpsters are located at four areas on campus: Morland

House, Bradley Fine Arts Building, WAK, and Brotz Hall. Mixed paper dumpsters are located in all dumpster corrals. However, challenges do remain for an effective campus-wide recycling program; the biggest are education and participation. Sims stated that she has seen many persons in Old Main and Chase putting recyclable material in garbage receptacles, as well as garbage in recycling bins. Beniger agreed, adding that coffee stained paper cannot be recycled, and once the SEE RECYCLING/PAGE 2

Think Insurance hosts seminars at Stritch

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L The Mirror is an award winning member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Collegiate Press, Wisconsin Newspaper Association and College Media Advisers.

ast night’s career fair at Milwaukee’s Cardinal Stritch University was the first of three Wisconsin Foundation for Independent Colleges (WFIC) events geared toward informing students about opportunities, and clearing up misconceptions, associated with the insurance industry. Within the next two years the insurance industry has plans of adding between 11,000 and 15,000 jobs—in Wisconsin alone. Ac-

cording to the WFIC’s Think Insurance page ( About-Think-Insurance.htm), the hiring boom is due to the majority of upper level managers retiring. Think Insurance is an initiative between WFIC and about thirty-five different Wisconsin insurance organizations to promote the industry. In the past, students have had the opportunity to participate in a week long excursion that included lodging, meals, boating trips, golf outings, and extensive networking opportunities. This semester, in addition to the Career Fair at Cardinal Stritch,

there will be two other Think Insurance events for students eager to learn more about this growing industry and to network with local professionals and other students. There is a two-part seminar, Non-Traditional Student Track, with the first part being offered either at Cardinal Stritch University on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., or at Alverno College on Wednesday, Oct. 28, also from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The second part of the seminar will be held on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee; all ses-

sions will include dinner. Additionally, during the weekend of Nov. 6 - 8, Think Insurance will be hosting the WFIC Sales Institute at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. Again, this is a free event and will include food, transportation (once in Milwaukee), accommodations, and a Milwaukee Bucks game. If you have any questions about the WFIC events check out its website at, or contact Karissa Kleven, director of collegiate programming at or by phone at 414-273-5980 x17.



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paper is stained it becomes garbage. Failure to put items in the proper container also contributes to an added expense for the facilities staff as time must be spent sorting through each bin. As a reminder to the Lakeland community, Simolke added, “Food stained paper and cardboard cannot be recycled. Grease stained pizza boxes are waste, not recyclable.” In order to help reach their

recycling goal, Sims mentioned a couple steps the Lakeland community can do to help out. First is education, starting with the reminder that everyone simply needs to put recyclables and waste into the correct receptacles. Simolke agreed, “With only ten percent [of the campus] interested, we’re not going to make it. Everyone needs to do their share.” Secondly, Sims is asking for volunteers to help with collection

of recyclables. “We don’t want this [collection of recyclable material] to fall on housekeeping.” Sims mentioned that cost and cooperation by students, faculty, and staff are considerations for implementing such a program, adding, “We need to work with facilities to find a cost-effective way for all involved.” “We are more than willing to help with [recycling] efforts,” said Simolke.

Beniger added, “We want to help. We would like to see everyone more involved, and take ownership.” The Eco-Friends next project is Campus Sustainability Day (Oct.. 21), a global effort celebrating sustainability in higher education. For questions regarding EcoFriends, or to volunteer to help with recycling efforts contact Cathy Sims at simsc@lakeland. edu.

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M I R R O R STAFFLIST Jessica Lillie Editor-in-Chief

Brittney Sandberg Managing Editor

James Giese Becky Meyer Copy Editors

If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25,000,000 trees a year.

Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year.

The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. It also causes 20 percent less air pollution and 50 percent less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials.

The U.S. population discards 16,000,000,000 diapers, 1,600,000,000 pens, 2,000,000,000 razor blades, 220,000,000 car tires, and enough aluminum each year to rebuild the U.S. commercial air fleet four times over.

Mining and transporting raw materials for glass produces about 385 pounds of waste for every ton of glass that is made. If recycled glass is substituted for half of the raw materials, the waste is cut by more than 80 percent.

The U.S. is the number one trashproducing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5 percent of the world's people generate 40 percent of the world's waste.

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.

Ross DeRosier News Editor

Nick Nelson Student Life Editor

Daniel Spatchek Sports Editor

Carlos Millan Fun House Editor

Jinlong Biao Celine Elzinga David Fayne III Joe Janisch Jacoby Jungr Miho Kaimori Ashley Paulson Suguru Takebayashi Kristen Van Gasse Staff Reporters

Celine Elzinga Brittney Sandberg Jessica Lillie Ross DeRosier Nick Nelson Daniel Spatchek Carlos Millan Layout Staff

An estimated 80,000,000 Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using enough aluminum foil to cover over 50 acres of space– that's almost 40 football fields. All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it.

Motor oil never wears out; it just gets dirty. Oil can be recycled, re-refined, and used again, reducing our reliance on imported oil.

The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year.

Every month, we throw out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recyclable. Americans use 85,000,000 tons of paper a year; about 680 pounds per person.

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Out of every ten dollars spent buying things, one dollar (ten percent) goes for packaging that is thrown away. Packaging represents about 65 percent of household trash.

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M I R R O R Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour. Most of them are thrown away.

On average, each one of us produces 4.4 pounds of solid waste There is no each day. This limit to the Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such adds up to amount of as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled. almost a ton times alumiof trash per num can be Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage that can be composted. person, per recycled. year. Fact Source: ROSS DEROSIER/DEROSIERR@LAKELAND.EDU

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Issue 3, October 15, 2009


Lakeland supports fire safety

Good judgement can curb most on campus fires

By Ashley Paulson Advertising Manager


ctober is Fire Safety Month, and Lakeland College did its part by hosting a set of fire drills earlier this month. Annette Gamache, director of campus safety and security, wants students to be prepared in the event of a real fire. Fire drills were to be completed by Oct... 7. “We don’t tell people exactly when they’re going to happen because we don’t know when a fire will happen,” Gamache commented. Residence halls experienced the drills during the night time hours, when students were most likely to be inside. At the administrative and academic buildings, the drills were held during day time hours when they were occupied. Federal regulations require that educational institutions perform mock fire drills. Lakeland performs the drills twice per year during the spring and fall semesters. Gamache, who has been at Lakeland since April 1, stated that, “Once a building fire alarm is activated, it is mandated that everybody must evacuate.” Failure to evacuate may result in fines of upwards of $500, even if it is a false alarm. This clearly demonstrates the seriousness of fire drills. “Once the fire alarm is activated, everybody has to go.” The fire drills are timed. Ev-

eryone should be out of academic and administrative buildings within five minutes. Students in residence halls and apartments should be out in less than two minutes. Gamache, previously a sergeant at the Department of Public Safety at Marquette University, files reports with Lake-

uel Scharinger, the maintenance crew, grounds crew, and human resources staff are all involved in ensuring the fire drills are successful. Maintenance crew and grounds crew ensure that faculty, staff, and students remain 150 feet away from the building doorways, as well as waiting to allow reen-

land President Stephen Gould as to the results of the fire drills. Any difficulties with faculty, staff, or students are included in the report. The mock fire drills are a collaborative cooperation. Gamache, along with Assistant Director of Campus Safety and Security, Sam-

trance into the buildings until given the okay. In the event that a fire alarm does sound and the weather is poor, students are allowed to access other buildings for shelter. It’s important to know key fire safety prevention methods during Fire Safety Month, as well as year round. As stated in the student

andbook, candles and incense are not allowed to be burned in student’s rooms. However, Gamache has found that these flammable items are still being used. Also, Gamache advises students who have access to kitchen appliances to not cook while under the influence of intoxicants, as this has resulted in fire alarms in the past. “Most of our fire alarms from this year have been from people who have burned food and been intoxicated and passed out.” In addition to not having flammable items in rooms, students are not allowed to smoke in living quarters. Smoking is permitted outside where there are receptacles to dispose of cigarettes. Cigarettes should be placed in these receptacles, not on the ground or wood chipped areas. The wood chipped areas are easily flammable and sometimes are treated with oils, which increase their flammability. Before the fall semester began, Gamache, along with the Town of Herman fire department, did fire extinguisher training with residence hall RAs and APAs. They set hay bales on fire and then extinguished them. In the event of a fire, 911 should be contacted, and campus security can also be notified at 920- 565-1126. Common sense and following guidelines set into place are all keys to preventing fires at Lakeland.

Career Connect back in action Opportunites arise to the advantage of students By Ross DeRosier News Editor


hat are you doing to prepare for your job hunt in this fiercely competitive market? If you’re like many students, the answer is not enough. Career Connect will be hosting mock interviews and an etiquette dinner to help students get a leg up on the competition. The edge gained through these events could mean the difference

between landing a job and moving back in with mom and dad after college. “I really wish more students would take advantage of these opportunities,” says Admissions/ Career Counselor Jess Lambrecht. “So many graduates who didn’t participate in these events tell me they wish they had and the ones [graduates] who did [participate] say they were a big help.” The upcoming mock interviews on Thursday, Oct. 29, are more business oriented, with interviewers from Manpower, JL French, Locate Staffing, and Acuity. The round on Tuesday, Nov. 3 is open to all majors. The lineup

will include a personal trainer and representatives from Radio Inc., Sheboygan Senior Community, and Acuity. According to Lambrecht, the interview itself will only take about fifteen minutes of the scheduled thirty, and the rest of the time will be used for Q & A with the interviewer. “Students will be able to network and get some real world advice on what employers are looking for, and what they should work on during an interview,” she says. All of the interviews will be video recorded, and the students will be given a DVD of the session. The idea is for interviewees to be

able to observe their body language and notice any quirks they may have so they can fine-tune their interview etiquette before actually entering the post-Lakeland job market. Wrapping up this semester’s main development opportunities is the etiquette dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Career Connect will be bringing in local professionals to network and share a meal with interested students. For more information on any of the Career Connect development opportunities, contact Jess Lambrecht via email at, or by phone at 920-565-1388.

Zeta Chi hosts fall blood drive

Many donors turn out to support the Blood Center

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esterday, the Zeta Chi fraternity held its first blood drive of the year in Bossard Hall. The donated blood was collected by the Sheboygan Blood Center of Wisconsin. The Blood Center hoped to d have 42 units of blood donated during the drive. As of Tuesday, 40 people had signed up for appointments, and walk–in donors were also welcome at the drive. In addition to the Zeta Chi

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members and the Blood Center volunteers, the food service staff played a major part in the success of the blood drive. Every year, food service sets aside space for the blood drive, and they donate cookies, orange juice, and other refreshments for the donors. According to Chris Grotegut, president of Zeta Chi, there are records of Zeta Chi blood drives— most of which were held in conjunction with the American Red Cross—dating back to the 1960s. The members of Zeta Chi would like to thank everyone

who donated yesterday. Brent Hostettler, the Zeta Chi coordinator for the blood drive, said, “It [donating blood] really makes a difference.” Grotegut added, “You are life savers.” They would also like to remind students, faculty, and staff that another blood drive will be held in the spring. Anyone with questions about donating blood can visit the Blood Center’s Web site

in brief Running on M: common sense is a must to prevent accidents

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Campus Safety and Security Director Annette Gamache warns students to use common sense when running on County Road M during night time hours. Security has received several phone calls concerning students running at night without wearing the appropriate reflective gear. “It would be horrific to get that phone call that someone had been struck or, God forbid, killed,” added Gamache. Students may consider running on campus grounds for a safer option.

Get your flu shot for only $9 at LC Flu shots will be given on Friday, Oct. 16, from 10a.m. to 3p.m. in Bossard Hall. The cost is $9 and is payable in cash at the time or students may opt to sign in and have their accounts billed later. This is the seasonal flu vaccine only - not H1N1.

LC students make a difference at camp Anokijig 48 students, faculty, and staff help out in "Make a Difference Day" Oct. 3, at camp Anokijig on Little Elkhart Lake. Get the video news release on the LC Mirror website @: Lakelandmirror. com

Singer-songwriter to perform for convocation this Friday at 7:30p.m. Grammy nominee Montey Montgomery will be performing at the Bradly Fine Arts Center this Friday, Oct. 16 at 7:30p.m. The preformance will earn convocation credit, but requires a ticket for admission (Contact Deb Fale in Nash, at extension 1536 or by email at FaleDJ@lakeland. edu for your ticket). Terry Lickona, producer of Austin City Limits, says: “Monte Montgomery blows people away. There is no other way to describe it.” For more information Montgomery visit his website: www.



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M I R R O R Issue 3, October 15, 2009

Why arguments against gay marriage don’t make sense Sarcasm is the best way to answer same-sex opponents


By Joe Janisch

Staff Reporter

are still slaves, no one drives cars, and only white, land-owning, debt-free men can vote.


Being gay is not natural. That Straight marriages produce is why in America, all unnatuchildren, therefore they are ral things are rejected like pace- acceptable. That is why infertile makers, shoes, computers, pens, women, impotent men, and the eland boob jobs. derly are not allowed to marry.


Scandinavia allows gay marriage and has a large number of children born out-ofwedlock. Therefore, allowing gay marriage will cause children to be born out-of-wedlock. We all know that gay men make babies all the time before they abandon them in Scandinavia.








Gay marriage will make othGay parents will raise gay er people gay. This is because children. Obviously because gay people reproduce through os- straight parents never raise gay mosis so hanging around gay peo- children. ple will make you gay in the same way that hanging around me will Homosexuality is a sin, and make you tall. in our religious theocracy, the Bible has the final word on law; Gay marriage will lead to this is why abortion is still legal. people wishing to marry children, or their pets. Well obviously Children need male and febecause dogs have legal standing male role models at home. and can sign a marriage contract, That is why no children are aland we always let children do lowed to be raised by single parwhatever they want. ents.



Traditionally, marriage has always been between one man and one woman. That is right, and in America we are strict followers of tradition, which is why women are still property, blacks


Gays cannot get married in a church because homosexuality is a sin. This is why divorcees, liars, adulterers, and all ex-convicts can’t get married in a church.

Legalizing gay marriage will lead to legalizing polygamy. I don’t know of any married man who would want another wife. The creation of gay marriages will make divorce easier. No one gets divorced these days. Public schools will have to teach that homosexuality is not immoral. Next thing you know we’ll have to get rid of all those creationist, I’m sorry intelligent design, textbooks.


Gays will have equal rights in court relating to child care issues such as custody, adoption, or foster care. Dear God, that means we will have to treat

people equally. Next thing you know women will want suffrage, and blacks will want civil rights.


Allowing gays to collect all the tax breaks that are given to married couples will cost the government billions of dollars. And our government is really known for its thriftiness.


Gay marriage will cheapen the sanctity of marriage. Because Drew Barrymore (29day marriage) and Jennifer Lopez (married and divorced five times in three and a half years), and Britney Spears (married for 55 hours) are all shining examples of a sanctimonious marriage.


The spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be severely curtailed if gays are allowed to marry. Then Christians will be forced to actually follow all the ideas of tolerance, humility, love, selfless service, and treating others equally like the Bible says they should.


The social conservatives will have lost the culture war. What will Fox News do?


Gay marriage will anger God and bring about the End of Days, but, thinking positively, you’ll get to see everyone that bullied you burn in hell. SCHLISSELLAW.WORDPRESS.COM

Why Mr. and Ms. Muskie are totally outdated Male and female equality come into question with competition By Jessica Lillie Editor-In-Chief


or many, Mr. Muskie is the highlight of Homecoming. It often epitomizes the team spirit that embodies the Homecoming games, drawing a team together to root for one male member of their party. A team will even receive “spirit points” if their member wins the Mr. Muskie pageant, highlighting their team in the eyes of the judges. But there’s something wrong here, something that sours the event for many and points to an underlying problem visible in this aspect of Lakeland: sexism. The first sign of sexism here is an obvious one – Homecoming week hosts Mr. Muskie only, not the less-publicized, off-season Ms. Muskie. Mr. Muskie is hosted by the Dance Team and LC-CAB, LCCAB being the student organization with the largest budget on campus. This means they can, and do, go all out for Mr. Muskie – hiring a professional emcee, having a real trophy and crown, and doing plenty of advertising. The fact that it happens during Homecoming also promotes the event. This is a time where students are most involved on campus, working with their teams to win some of the many competitions happening all week long. Teams receive “spirit points” for

entering their members in if it would be ridiculous for Mr. Muskie, and even more a woman to hold these types points if they win, encouragof jobs - this is why the event ing higher student involveis seen as funny. ment in the event. Don’t think this is sexMs. Muskie, on the other ist? Consider this. Imaghand, is done during second ine you have a “White Mr. semester during the Beta’s Muskie” against a “Black Mr. “Week of the Bull.” The Betas Muskie.” Instead of having a and the Alphas host the event skit where men dress up as together as brothers and siswomen, imagine instead a ters, and they must raise their skit where white men dress own funds independently to up as black men, putting do it. on blackface and hyping up This means Ms. Muskie stereotypes about gangsters, gets no professional emcee, drug addicts, and impovertrophy, or metal crown, and ished inner-city thugs. On it has a much lower turnout the other side, you have black because it’s not held in honmen dressing up as white or like Mr. Muskie is during males, with white-collar jobs Homecoming. Also, all-girl or as hillbillies. One could Homecoming teams can’t even imagine a stereotypical enter one of their members skinhead or neo-Nazi. in Mr. Muskie, meaning they If this is not appropriate, receive no “spirit points” for why, then, is it appropriate this event. to play up stereotypes about In this way, Ms. Muskie CARLOS MILLAN/MILLANC@LAKELAND.EDU women, a minority just like is put off the table, and being A contestant in last week’s Mr. Muskie competition. blacks? Remember, women held post-Homecoming durwere fighting for suffrage long ing second semester makes Ms. miscuous or loose women. after black men were allowed to Muskie second-best. The same goes for Ms. Muskie vote. Civil Rights took place durWorse than this, though, – although often, these stereotypes ing the 60s, while the Women’s is one of the stunts in the events are much more varied and often in- Liberation Movement happened themselves. A large part during the volve careers that generally aren’t in the 70s. Many of their struggles Mr. and Ms. Muskie pageants is attributed to women – girls dress- were parallel, but women’s rights dressing as the opposite sex. Men ing up as rappers, football players, often get laughed at or swept undress up as women, but it’s typi- even hunters. This is terrible for der the rug. cally done in the most demeaning two reasons. One, they often play There are easy ways to reways, people laughing at the idea up the stereotypes of black males, move the gaps between the sexes that a man could be feminine or talking about drugs, sex, and here at Lakeland, but what we playing up the stereotypes of pro- money. On the other hand, it’s as need is an essential shift in the at-

titudes of the programs. The first problem could be easily solved by having Ms. Muskie during Homecoming week as well – possibly even integrating the two events and saving time by limiting the number of people allowed to enter the pageant. This way, a Mr. and Ms. Muskie could be named at the same time, as equals. Also, if they both take place during Homecoming, then allfemale Homecoming teams would be able to participate as well, permitting teams to have real points added to their scores. They could even have a Mr. and Ms. Muskie “first dance” to celebrate their victory. The second problem is a bit tougher to solve. Instead of having a “dress as the opposite sex” skit, why not do a “fantasy career choice” skit? The humor would still be there. Imagine someone dressed as a garbage man or a hobo strutting his or her stuff. This skit could get a lot of laughs – without being demeaning to either sex. It’s time to reshape Mr. Muskie and change the attitude of the whole event. Although Mr. Muskie goes back several years, Ms. Muskie itself is a newer addition to Lakeland. It’s time to stop clinging to the traditions of sexism and to integrate male and female events into a fun, fair, and above all, equal experience.


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Issue 3, October 15, 2009


PHOTOOPINION What are you doing for fall break?

Cheyenne Mohr Freshman Undecided

Jordan Ames Junior Business

Kevin Strowder Senior Psychology

“I am going to be doing soccer and hopefully getting home for a night.”

“I am working at Family Video.”

“Probably going to Minnesota for friends and shopping.”

Semi Lee Senior Business Management

Ryan Opahle Hall Director Grosshuesch

Lori Thenen Freshman Art

“Studying. I have an exam right after.”

“I’m going to a wedding.”

“I’m going to my uncle’s house in Sheboygan.”

Vegetarian options in Blue and Gold Dining N o n - m e a t d i s h e s s l ow l y v a n i s h f r o m t h e c a fe te r i a By Becky Meyer

Copy Editor


s a Lakeland student and a vegetarian, sometimes my choices at meals are limited. Vegetarians often come across this problem in restaurants and such, because it is true that the majority of the American population eats meat. In the last couple of years, I have not had much trouble finding options to eat in the line, because foods such as pasta with a marinara sauce were offered frequently. This year, however, I am finding less and less available to eat. On numerous occasions this year, I have had to make a sandwich because all of the main options in the line contained meat. In the salad bar, I usually hope to find pasta salads that I can eat, but lately, of the four pasta salads that are sometimes offered, all of them contain meat, eliminating all of my options. Sometimes I walk away with a sandwich, a salad, and a piece of fruit, which is not quite enough for me to eat. In the Muskie Grill, vegetarian options are limited as well. The only items available for those who do not eat meat are veggie burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, veggie pitas, cheese curds, French fries, and mozzarella sticks. It’s a bit disappointing to feel as if you’re eating the same thing all the time, but sometimes there


Is there meat hiding inside your pasta salad?

is no other choice. Junior Jamie Schmidt said, “My roommate and I went vegan for a week, but I have been vegetarian for a year and a half. There are days in the cafeteria when the only vegetarian option is a salad or making yourself a veggie sandwich. “And there is usually nothing to eat for a vegan except some days when there are French fries or a salad, but someone can’t eat just a

salad everyday and be happy. “This year I live off campus so I eat at home a lot, but I did live on campus last year as a vegetarian. There were some options but… I didn’t like the fact that I pretty much had to eat the same thing every day,” Schmidt said. I am relieved that I am a lactoovo vegetarian (a vegetarian who eats dairy and eggs), because I think that it would be near impossible to be a vegan (one who has

eat meat. Pasta is a versatile food that can be served in numerous different ways. It can be served with or without meat, and both options could be offered in the line. A non-meat sauce should always be offered as a substitute to the meat sauce; there have been times in the past when the only choice available was the meat sauce. When serving pizza, a nonmeat pizza should always be made available. Most of the time there is a non-meat option, but there have been occasions where the only choices contain meat. In the salad bar, a non-meat pasta salad should always be offered, or the meat could even be put on the side for students to add if they choose to. More vegetables could be offered, along with a greater variety of salad options. This way, not only would the vegetarian students have more options, but students who eat meat would as well. eliminated the consumption of all In past years, it wasn’t difanimal products in his or her diet) ficult to find vegetarian options, while eating in the cafeteria. but this year it has become more Soy milk is offered sometimes, difficult, and small steps can be but it would be extremely difficult taken to provide vegetarian stuto find options in the line. If I were dents with more options. to become a vegan, I don’t know Vegetarians should be ofwhat I would eat, because a lot of fered a variety of foods to choose the foods I eat from the line con- from, just like the students who tain dairy products. eat meat. The cafeteria should not Slight changes could be made only provide options for the mato items on the menu to provide jority, but for all students who are more options for those who don’t paying to eat there.



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M I R R O R Issue 3, October 15, 2009

Dean of Lakeland College Japan visits LC campus Dr. Lowell Gretebeck learns firsthand about Lakeland’s various academic programs By Suguru Takebayashi Staff Reporter


akeland College Japan’s new Associate Dean Dr. Lowell Gretebeck visited Lakeland College Wisconsin from Oct. 5 through Oct. 8. His visit was to confirm and develop the relationship between LCJ and LCW. “I visited LCW to learn firsthand about your academic program,” said Dr. Gretebeck. “That way, I can promote your home campus to Japanese students who are interested in studying in Wisconsin.” Dr. Gretebeck, originally from Wisconsin, became associate dean

of LCJ in July to help expand its program. Before his current position, he worked for a non-government organization for ten years helping to distribute disaster relief and promote poverty alleviation around the world. Prior to that, he had been dean of a business school in Malaysia for three years. He is zealous to use his global experience to help LCJ establish connections with other foreign countries. He is fluent in Japanese since his wife is from Japan. One of his purposes in his visit to LCW was “for long-range planning for LCJ.” Currently, about 250 students are enrolled in LCJ. “We want to double the students,

up to 500,” Gretebeck said. During his short stay here, he met President Stephen Gould, Vice President of International Program Tony Fessler, Academic Dean Meg Albrinck, International Student Advisor Patrick Liu, as well as others, to discuss how they could work together to increase the number of LCJ students going to LCW, as well as increase the number of LCW students going to LCJ. “From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. I kept meeting people,” he said jokingly. Another purpose of Gretebeck’s visit was to familiarize himself with LCW, since he just became a member of the Lakeland community in July. “When I

From left to right: Ryan Ophale, Patrick Lui, and Dr. Lowell Gretebeck meet at lunch to discuss the lives of international students at LC


first came here,” he said. “I was impressed by the architecture of the old buildings and kindness of the people.” He was also a little surprised that there was a lot of “open space” here —considering the fact that the LCJ campus in Tokyo is a single building in which all classes are held. “We’re planning a ‘teacher exchange’ program, which will begin next year hopefully,” he said. This program, if put into practice, Photo used with permission of Dr. Lowell Gretebeck will let LCJ’s instructors teach Dr. Lowell Gretebeck, Associate Dean of Lakeland College Japan here at LCW, for example, during May term. respect other Asian nations as Gretebeck deems it’s great well. Thus, a cross-cultural prothat Lakeland’s study-abroad pro- gram is now under review that gram not only allows Japanese stu- will enable LCJ students to go and dents to come to the United States, study in China, Vietnam, Cambut also allows American students bodia, and possibly other Asian to study in Japan. countries. He said with enthusi“Each year the number of asm, “Ganbaranakucha”— JapaAmericans going to LCJ is increas- nese for “I’ll work hard!” ing,” he said. “In the world today, He encourages Japanese stuwe’re getting interdependent, so it dents who are struggling to get is important for everybody to know used to American life here. “For or understand other countries. Japanese to know Japan, they What happens in other countries must leave Japan. Otherwise they can affect us. We can no longer be don’t know what is special about isolated.” their country. Take advantage of Gretebeck said that it’s won- this unique opportunity, which derful for Japanese students to in- means learning in classrooms and tegrate themselves into the United outside.” States, but he also wants them to

Little-known course helps international students Transition to America is offered to international students to help them adjust to American college life

By Miho Kaimori

Staff Reporter


id you know there is a special class which is only offered to limited students? Even though Lakeland College opens the door of educational opportunities for all people, there is a class which will never be offered to American students. The class, Transition to America, is one of the most helpful courses for international students. Transition to America is a two credit general studies class. After an international student receives a TOEFL score of 500 or better, or is admitted to Lakeland, they will take this class during their first semester. The goal of the course is to assist international students in getting adjusted to an American college setting. Students study elements of American college life such as: academic and social

culture, necessary English skills, guidance in how to participate in the classroom and give presentations, assignment interpretation, and test taking skills. This semester there are two sections offered with each having ten to fifteen students representing countries such as China, Malawi, Germany, South Korea, and Japan. In the class every student is very active. They raise their hand and speak out their opinion in the class. “I can feel relaxed in this class and gain confidence to speak in the class.” This is the common opinion from students. For example, some Asian students were expected to sit quietly and listen while teachers talk in class. It was what was expected from a “good student.” For those students, it is difficult to participate in class their first semester. However, this class will help them. Some class assignments require students to inter-

view faculty, students, and staff, giving international students the opportunity to communicate with Americans. Sometimes, American students are also invited to speak to the class to explain what life in America is like. The most interesting point is that the instructors of both sections are not from the U.S. They both also have experience of being international students in the U.S. “I’ve already taught this class for three years, but there are still many things to learn from the class,” said Dr. Chia-Chin(Cristi) Chang, an instructor from Taiwan. Her academic specialty is mathematics, but this class is one of her most favorite. She mentioned that many international students are hard working, but they just may not know how to do well in American college settings and may be unable to make full use of their abilities. Chang would like to use her pre-

vious experience as an advantage for international students. “I’m happy when students learn from this class and succeed in their college life.” “I think this class is a great opportunity to let students strengthen their relationships,” said Valerie Elzinga, the second instructor for Transition to America. Elzinga, from France, stated that there is a big difference between Europe and the U.S. She thinks all international students should help each other while in the U.S. This course also offers students the opportunity to experience the diversity of nationalities at Lakeland. By getting to know and share other countries’ points of view, students are further able to broaden their experience. As students discuss American culture, they also introduce their own culture to the other international students. There are tons of things students can learn. That is

why she also encourages other international students, such as Europeans and Canadians, who are not required to take this course, to consider enrolling. Although those students may already know how to do well in American college settings, this class provides several valuable lessons. Both instructors offer the same advice for all international students: join everything, don’t be afraid to make a mistake, and don’t be shy. All new international students are trying to get used to American life, but at times, it may not go well. During those times, why don’t you offer to help them? When they ask for an interview for their assignment, please help them. If you are interested in this class and think you would like to help, don’t hesitate to contact an international student or either of the two instructors.


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1949 – With our many international students coming from China, it is imperative we remember when their country was founded. The People’s Republic of China was founded today with the victory of Mao Zedong over the Chinese Nationalist Party.





1869 – On this day, spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India. Gandhi was famous for his devout lifestyle and his use of non-violence to change the world.

1929 – “Black” usually refers to something terrible. On this day, the stock market crashed as over 16 million shares were dumped. The day is known as Black Tuesday. While Black Tuesday was not the sole cause of the Great Depression, they were closely linked.


1995 – The O.J. Simpson doublemurder trial ended today. The former American football star was acquitted of the murders of his exwife Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Memorable quotes from Johnnie Cochran ended here, a year later, making this the longest jury trial in California’s history.


1964 – Recently, President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He isn’t the only AfricanAmerican to do so, either. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the Civil Rights Movement. King took his monetary reward and donated it to the movement.


1938 – “The War of the Worlds” is a popular book by H.G Wells, and on this day a radio broadcast of the dramatized story panicked millions of Americans. The broadcast depicted a Martian invasion of New Jersey, and the script utilized simulated radio news bulletins to further enhance the experience. Listeners that tuned in to the broadcast late failed to hear the broadcasters say that this was in no way real.

1912 – Many stories revolve around how a person overcomes pain. President Theodore Roosevelt was shot by a fanatic while campaigning in Milwaukee on this day. Luckily, Roosevelt had a thick overcoat, a glasses case, and his 100 page speech folded an impressive four times in his pocket. This did not stop the bullet, but slowed it down. Once wounded, he insisted on making his speech with the bullet still in his chest.

1967 – With the election of the first Black president in America’s history, we need to remember those that allowed us to have this moment. Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Serving for 24 years, he was known for opposing discrimination and the death penalty. He was also a champion of free speech and civil liberties.



1970 – The ‘60s and early ‘70s gave us amazing artists and musicians, but those artists left us as quickly as they appeared. Rock singer Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose on this day.

1945 – After the end of World War II, a series of trials were held for high profile members of the Nazi party. The Nuremberg Trials began with indictments against 24 former Nazi leaders. The trial lasted ten months. Twelve Nazis were sentenced to death by hanging, three to life imprisonment, four to lesser prison terms, and three were acquitted.


1793 - Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution. She was the wife of King Louis XVI and had become the symbol of the people’s hatred for the old regime. In several legends she is portrayed as bad as this quote shows us. When she was told poor people had no bread, she responded, “Let them eat cake.”


1950 – As of right now, the percentage of blacks playing in the NBA is higher than the percentage of whites, but this was not always the case. On this day, Earl Lloyd became the first black man to play in an NBA game when he took the floor for the Washington Capitols in Rochester, New York.


1517 – One of the most important reformations started today. Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg’s Palace church, denouncing the selling of papal indulgences and questioning various ecclesiastical practices. This marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in Germany and later helped change the world.


1582 – Some may call this day the re-birth of the Gregorian calendar. Pope Gregory XIII issued a decree stating the day following Thursday, Oct. 4, 1582, would be Friday, Oct. 15, 1582. This corrected a ten-day error by the Julian calendar. Other nations like Britain and the American colonies adopted this calendar in 1752.

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1908 – With its sleek box shape body and rear wheel drive, the Model T went on sale today for the first time, putting Americans on wheels. With a cost of $850, equivalent to $20,091 in today’s market, the Model T came in one color. “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black,” said Henry Ford.

8 1918 – Wars bring us stories of intrigue and heartbreak. On this day, U.S sergeant Alvin C. York single handedly took out a German machine-gun battery. York was later awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor and the French Croix de Guerre for his valiant display of courage.


1886 – New York has several monuments and attractions, and one of the most famous is The Statue of Liberty. The statue was a gift from France commemorating the French-American alliance during the American Revolutionary War. The engravings on the statue read, “...Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

1939 – “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” said Albert Einstein. Einstein can be named as one of the most brilliant men that ever walked the earth. On this day he warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt that his theories about atoms could lead to Nazi Germany’s development of an atomic bomb. Einstein also suggested the U.S. should develop its own atomic bomb. This resulted in the top secret Manhattan Project and the killing of 200,000 Japanese in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

1871 - Large fires raged across the Midwest on this day. The best known fire is the Great Chicago Fire. The Great Peshtigo Fire, while lesser known, was the most devastating fire on that day. Fires in Port Huron, White Rock, Holland, and Manistee, Mich. became collectively known as the Great Michigan Fire of 1871.


1945 – The end of World War II brought about the destruction of the League of Nations and the formation of the United Nations. Currently there are 192 members in the United Nations and they aim to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, social progress, human rights, and the achievement of world peace.

19 1781 – This day marks the unofficial end to the American Revolutionary War. Seven thousand British marched out in formation and surrendered to the Americans at Yorktown. British General Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington to effectively end the war between the colonies and Great Britain.



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“Zombieland:” total chaos turns into glorious fun Even a familiar zombie plot doesn’t destroy this excellently-executed comedy By Jessica Lillie Editor-In-Chief


fter the comedy-parody “Shaun of the Dead” and ages of zombie-film predecessors, one would think the value of these movies had long been squeezed out, leaving only the commercial use of zombies to keep them alive (er, undead). Zombies themselves have changed a lot since George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” evolving from slow-moving corpses to fast, infected monsters. There couldn’t possibly be a new generation of zombies after this kind of shift… could there? Enter “Zombieland.” Directed by Ruben Fleischer, “Zombieland” is a horror comedy that romps through a post-apocalyptic, zombie-riddled world. The character-driven plot, which without said characters would be quite unoriginal, carries the story through to a big finish that’s almost as tight as the ride itself. Survival isn’t exactly hard for our hero, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), a phobic teenager finding his way back to Ohio from Texas. He keeps a strict list of survival rules to live by, a series of which we see through his journey across the country. Along the way he meets twinkie-loving cowboy Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) whose attitude is quite a lot different from Columbus – his goal is to find and kill as many zombies as possible on his way to Florida. Tallahassee decides to give Columbus a ride in his amped-up SUV. The duo meet up with sisters

Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), who force the men via hijacking to change their route and follow them to Funland, an amusement park in California. After Little Rock and Wichita’s first riotous scene together, the audience will never think of little Abigail Breslin the same way again. Man, can that kid wield a shotgun. As far as zombie flicks go, this one doesn’t try anything new when it comes to design. Like “28 Days Later,” these zombies come from an animal virus (Mad Cow Disease, in this case) and wipe out the world rather quickly. It is also not the first zombie comedy – remember “Shaun of the Dead” – but it’s original in its dialogue and wit. The characters themselves create the feeling of humor here. With Columbus narrating, his set of survival rules and beliefs come off as tongue-in-cheek sarcasm and strange fears (“Undertow, department Santas, and being alone with ba-

bies” some of my personal favorites), and without them his world would look pretty bleak. Harrelson comes back in this film with the gusto of someone freed from a world of rules. Having lost his ‘puppy’ to zombies, his only business is zombie killing, “and business is good.” The two sisters are con artists from the start, and together make a powerful team of tricksters that

drive most of the action in the film – them, and the zombies, of course. The gore of the flick is expectedly absurd, and lends to the wild nature of the movie. The characters are free to explore this world without boundaries, destroying tacky gift shops and invading the mansion of a very special Hollywood comedian (an extended group of scenes that derails the film for a bit – but makes up

for it with some psychotic humor and an unexpected cameo, a comedy legend playing himself). While the film doesn’t try anything new, for first-time director Fleischer, this comedy comes off as a big success, actually earning its large box-office opening. It doesn’t skimp on the comedy and the characters are well-played. Best of all, this is one film that teaches the audience how to appreciate the longevity of a twinkie.

Kenneth Miller’s speech on Darwin draws a crowd Diverse group from Lakeland and surrounding community react positively to Miller By Carlos Millan Fun House Editor


akeland College commemorated the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” with a guest lecture by evolution expert Kenneth Miller last Wednesday, Sept. 30 in Lakeland’s Bradley Fine Arts Building. Miller, a professor of biology and the Royce Family Professor for Teaching Excellence at Brown University, addressed the scientific standing of evolutionary theory in relation to religious views of nature. Miller can be considered a scientific superstar, taking part in highly advertised trials as well as

appearing on shows like the “Colbert Report,” and it was a surprise when Lakeland was able to obtain his presence for the Fine Arts Series. The idea of bringing in this high ranked speaker came from the well-versed mind of Dr. Peter Sattler, professor of English at Lakeland College. Sattler has been teaching Darwin and the Origin of Species, in Revolutions in Thought, an Honors course, for the past two years. He knew the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s book was occurring this year, so he proposed the idea that the school should do something to celebrate that fact. Miller made a very strong case for natural selection and common

descent, while allowing religion to come in and be as strong as it can be. Miller did not downplay the importance of religion, but he also did not allow evolution to appear weaker than religion. Along with compelling statistics, Miller also informed the audience about misconceptions the public has towards evolutionary theory, one being the lack of fossil evidence. Miller’s humor won the crowd early, and his informative and captivating voice kept them attentive. I can see why Stephen Colbert would have him on his show. His witty charm won me over rather quickly. “The way he presented… was very interesting because he made

me realize many things which I’ve never known,” said sophomore Munenori Togo. Sattler also agreed with Togo’s statement, saying that everyone in the audience left with some new piece of knowledge that they previously never had. The question-and-answer portion of the program also revealed how curious Lakeland students, as well as the community, were about the topic of evolution. Questions ranging from evidencebased support to theology were addressed to the best of Miller’s ability. The turn-out was one of the most diverse I’ve ever seen in an evening convocation. People ranging from Lakeland board

members to local scientists in the community came out and shared a remarkable convocation with the student body. Even local high school teachers came to the event, making this a well-rounded, enthusiastic crowd. Professor Sattler also enjoyed how diverse the crowd was and hopes this could continue. “We often think of convocations as bringing in a speaker for students, and you do want a diverse mix of students, but I think it’s just as interesting to think of convocations as ways of bringing the student community and various parts of the larger Lakeland and Sheboygan community together. It can be a thing that we all share,” said Sattler.

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Homecoming 2009

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Lakeland celebrates its 75th Homecoming Students, faculty, staff, and alumni enjoy events during Homecoming week By Kristen Van Gasse Staff Reporter


his year’s Homecoming, themed “Making Muskie Memories,” took place last week, offering a wide array of fun and games for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family. Homecoming was largely sponsored by LC-CAB. To kick off the week, Homecoming team window paintings were judged on Monday. Students also enjoyed an outdoor movie, “The Hangover,” in the tent outside the Campus Center. Teams also participated in games including “Pass the Muck.” On Tuesday, teams competed in games, including a water balloon toss and hula hoop competition. That evening, the band Lovesick Radio performed in the tent outside the Campus Center. On Wednesday students participated in the Black Student Union Date Auction at The Daily Grind. The auctioneer for the event was Kenya Ward. The dates were Damarious Jackson, Brandon Young, Chasmond White, Samuel Chones, Patrick Marion, Khendal Andrews, Jamicia Averhart, Amanda Steele, Michelle Traylor, Nicole Killa, Charmaine Harris, and Tracy Jackson.

On Thursday, teams participated in relay races. The annual Mr. Muskie competition was held that night in the Bradley building. The event was sponsored by the Dance Team and emceed by the twoperson comedy group The Show Off Show. Erik Malach took the Mr. Muskie crown this year. Jake Halverson and Bill Wood tied for second place, and Justin Dilworth took third place. Last year’s Mr. Muskie, Andre Glass, was impressed with Erik’s talent. “I really liked [Erik’s] Mario performance. It was awesome. They’re just lucky I couldn’t re-enter the competition,” said Glass. One funny moment was when Glass broke the Mr. Muskie trophy while on stage. Yi-yun Wang said, “I hope they can rebuild the trophy, and I hope it wasn’t made in China.” Homecoming court was announced during Mr. Muskie. This year’s court was Samantha Vanden Plas, Sara Roberts, Brittany Wierzbach, Jasmine Golden,

Katie Koch, Chris Grotegut, Jake Frias, Jake Montie, Louis Colletti, and Germell Heard. On Friday, the pep rally and the team lip sync competition were held in the Wehr field house. Lip sync songs ranged from “ABC” by Jackson 5 to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce. “I thought that it [pep rally] was really fun. I felt the Alphas and Betas put on a really good show and everyone had an all-around good time,” said Tom Kuehl.

Jake Montie and Jasmine Golden were announced as Homecoming King and Queen at the rally. Team Kamikaze was the winner of the Homecoming games. The results of the penny war competition, which ran all week, were also announced at the rally. A total of $121.06 was raised for the Sheboygan Food Pantry. Following the pep rally, a bonfire took place outside the Campus Center, along with the lighting of the “LC”. On Saturday, coffee and fellowship were held in Ley Chapel, and a service of worship and remembrance followed. In the morning, there was also a Kid Zone which consisted of arts and crafts for the kids of Lakeland alumni. A tailgate occurred before the games. The football team and the men’s and women’s soccer teams battled against Wisconsin Lutheran. The football team came up

with a victory, winning 14-9, and the men’s soccer team won 1-0. The women lost 1-0. After the football game, the Pub was open for a Fifth Quarter, where snacks were provided for attendees. Saturday evening, Emeritus Professor of Biology and Curator of the Museum Allen Wangemann, class of 1955, was honored at the Alumni Award Banquet. He received The President’s Richard C. Preuhs Award. This award is given to Lakeland alumni who were then employed by the college and made significant contributions to the campus community and student success. Other honorees were Will Mathes, class of 1961, and Joel Schuler, class of 1980. Mathes received the Service to the Community Award which honors alumni who have taken Lakeland’s mission statement and applied it in the community through volunteer work. Schuler received the Service to the College Award which honors alumni who have done outstanding work for Lakeland in at least two of the following areas: student recruitment, financial support, leadership in the LC Alumni Association, volunteer support of college programs, internships and job placement.

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Left: Students passed applesauce, baked beans, syrup, flour, and rice over their heads in “Pass the Muck.”

Below: A student competes in one of the relay races.



Above: The 2009 Mr. Muskie, Erik Malach, holds his trophy high. MUNENORI TOGO/TOGOM@LAKELAND.EDU

Below: Teams compete in “Pass the Muck.”


Above: The cheerleaders perform at the pep rally. JIM GIESE/GIESEJ@LAKELAND.EDU


Below: Lovesick Radio rocks out in the tent.


Above: Musko is gearing up for the Homecoming game at the tailgate party.



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Student Life

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M I R R O R Issue 3, October 15, 2009


Dressin’ up like a Rockstar Top 10 Costume ideas that will have you and your friends howlin’ By Nick Nelson

Student Life Editor


re you a good witch or a bad witch? Indeed, it is that time of year when it’s time to think about what your Halloween costume will be. Halloween is only a few weeks away, but don’t be frightened if you are drawing a blank for an idea for your costume; this Rockstar has got your back (like usual) with the top costume ideas for the guys, girls, groups, and couples.

many out there because being a witch or police officer is way cooler. Ha, yeah right, being a chef is totally dominant because you’ll be cookin’ it up on the dance floor!

For all the ladies out there without a costume, I have three costume ideas that you can use in any way you want because they can be worn in different styles. It just depends on how comfortable you are with your “bod.”

The Schoolgirl is always the ultimate costume/outfit, and with it you can never go wrong. It’s a costume that everyone knows, and yet it could be different in some ways. For example, you can change the colors of the skirt, leggings and accessories. One of the best things about this costume is that you could put it together yourself. All you need is a checkered skirt and a white buttoned up shirt and WALA! Next on my list is a chef. Yes, it’s an interesting choice, I do agree with you, but a chef…you won’t see

And the last idea for the ladies is a nun. Why on earth would I say a nun? Because it’s only a costume. You don’t even need to act like one, just rock it on the dance floor revealing how nuns feel deep down inside. If you’re planning on a group idea, I have the perfect set - The Wizard of Oz. It doesn’t even matter if you have two guys and the rest girls, or vice versa. Costume shops have costumes for each gender. If you are unaware of the characters, the list is as follows: Dorothy, Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda the Good Witch, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Toto, munch-


kins, and flying monkeys. Like I buy this set. It’s something not too said, it doesn’t matter who or how common to see, meaning there could many there are in your group; there be sparks flying on the dance floor! are plenty of characters to choose from. To all the fellas out there with no idea what to do, I have some classic ideas for you. With this being his first Halloween in office, Barack Obama is a stellar way to go. Yeah, you’d probably have to buy a mask, but just borrow a tux and a red tie and you’re all set. Make sure you don’t break the law on the dance floor, Mr. President. Next is dressing up like Michael Jackson. Yes, he’s gone to a better place, but his spirit still lives on. If you could afford to buy a sion of the jacket from the “Thriller” video, you’d be the talk of the town! My other couple idea is ketchup and mustard. It’s genius, I know, and the best part it’s totally easy to do. One person wears all red and the other wears all yellow, then just label your selves. Simple as that! It’s a fun idea that will make everyone think “MMM… I’m thinking Arby’s.”

My last idea for the fellas is kind of a last year costume, but it’s one that will never get old. You could be the Joker from “Batman: The Dark Knight.” I had a buddy do it last year, and wow, did he pull it off with the makeup, hair and clothes! If you want to give people the creeps this year, go with this one! If you’re a couple looking for an idea, there are plenty of costumes out there. It was hard to choose just two of them. One of the ideas that I chose was the plug and socket. You have to be gifted to make this out of your own fabric, so I’m recommending, if you like this idea, go out and

My overall number one idea for Halloween 2009 is being a Rockstar. Did you really think I’d leave that out? If it’s not cold and windy, I dress up like a Rockstar every day well, besides the “guyliner.” Get your favorite classic rock band tshirt, a bandana, tight pants, and a stylish hair trim or extension and BAM, people are going to be thinking you’re Bret Michaels and asking for your autograph. I’m pretty sure by now you have your idea of your costume if you didn’t before because these ideas are slammin’.

To all my fans who keep following the Top 10 and Horoscopes, I have a special treat for you. Since Halloween is a time of scary and classic movies, I put together a list of movies that if you haven’t seen, you seriosuly need to. Starting at number ten is “The Simpsons Trick or Treehouse.” People who watch “The Simpsons” on a regular basis know that the Halloween episodes are always classic. Plus there are plenty of episodes, so go check them out. “Garfield’s Halloween Adventure” comes in at number nine. Yes, Garfield is not as cool as he once was, but no matter what, he can still charm his way into our hearts. “Beetlejuice” is definitely number eight. Director Tim Burton, who also did “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” brings to life this American comedy, horror, and fantasy film that the whole family will enjoy. “Monsters Inc.” isn’t classified as a halloween movie, but I think since it has monsters and an amazing plot, I am saying it is number seven on the list of movies that just keeps getting better. Who could leave the orginal “Halloween” movie off the list of freaky movies? There are a lot of versions of “Halloween,” but the original is the best and always will be. Now number six isn’t for the weak. “House of Wax” is a gruesome movie which has Paris Hilton getting a pole in the head. Yup, it’s that nasty of a movie. It stars Chad Michael Murray and Elisha Cuthbert, who make the movie stellar. “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” has got to be everyones favorite Halloween special on TV. When I see it on, it makes me smile and I set aside whatever I was doing at the time to watch it. Though it only makes it to number four on my list, in my heart it’s number one. The original “Casper” with Christina Ricci is my number three Halloween movie to see if you haven’t, or to watch again, this holiday season. For some strange reason, I watched this all the time when I was young. So all in all, I have to name it my number three. “Donnie Darko” is a wild, psychological thriller. It took me and some of my friends a few times of viewing the movie to understand it. I can be a little slow sometimes, but that doesn’t happen to everyone. That’s why it lands as my number two movie. And at the top of my list of classic Halloween movies is ... “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Don’t be fooled by the title. This is the ultimate Halloween movie and is directed by Tim Burton, who if you don’t remember also did “Beetlejuice.” How he and his team created this amazing of a movie, beats me. This is a movie every single person in the world must see. That’s why it is my number one movie for the holiday season.


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Put the paddles and plastic wrap away - LC says “NO” Lakeland’s Greek chapters must follow the no hazing policy of hazing – but sometimes students cross the line, and the integrity of the organization can come reek life on this campus under threat when their actions can serve a purpose for surpass legal and moral limits. So, what is hazing? Hazing is individuals by boostwhen an organization forces their ing their self-esteem and making them feel as if they belong to their members to go through a violent campus in a satisfying way, which or demeaning initiation process. is why so many students choose Individuals might feel humiliated to pledge to sororities and frater- by what happens to them, especially when the act involves sexual nities on camassault. pus. The act of At Lakehazing serves land College, two purit’s easy for poses: one, students to to see if there get caught up Fraternities and sororities are are individuin the rush of strictly banned from being als who will sorority and submit easfraternity life. involved in acts of hazing. ily under Rush Week, the leader’s when Greeks authority; gather up and two, to pledges for screen out their various pledges that chapters, has already passed, and soon “Inspira- might stand up for themselves tion Week” (also known as Hell and use their willpower to fight Week) will take over, which can against the leader of the organizabe an exciting experience for all tion. Hazing can take the form of any involved. However, there is also the threat number of acts. There have been of hazing during Hell Week. Fra- unsubstantiated rumors on this ternities and sororities are strictly campus of fraternities, sororities, banned from being involved in acts and even sports teams hazing their By Jessica Lillie Editor-in-Chief


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members by forcing them to drink to the point of intoxication, making minors buy alcohol for them, and even physically abusing their members. Shouting and namecalling has also been rumored to occur, which shows a lack of respect for individuals and thus can be counted as a mild, but still morally objectionable, form of hazing. Mothers Against School Hazing (MASH), an organization which tries to eliminate hazing in schools, says that hazing can lead to self-esteem, trust, and confidence issues. There is also the threat of real physical harm from hazing, especially when drugs and alcohol are involved. The physical and emotional scars of such acts

can be terribly traumatizing, and individuals often lose one another’s respect when acts of hazing occur. Why would a student allow hazing to happen to them? The easy answer is one that we’ve all heard since high school: peer pressure. Many individuals join a fraternity or sorority to feel like they belong to a group that is greater than their individual selves; we often hear preaching of brotherhood and sisterhood from the Greeks on campus, and it’s easy to see the connections that exist between members of these

groups. However, some groups might take advantage of an individual’s desire to take part in their organization, and they allow themselves to be abused because of this. Another problem is that often students aren’t aware that what is happening to them is considered hazing – especially where verbal abuse is concerned. It’s a good rule of thumb that something can be considered hazing when an individual feels uncomfortable. Although Greek life on campus can be a satisfying, positive experience for all involved, students need to be aware of the threat of hazing and do what they can to prevent such demeaning behavior. Our campus has a strict anti-hazing policy, and zations that take part in these acts must face the judicial board; individuals themselves will face the threat of expulsion and the destruction of their organization. If you have any questions, contact Advisor of Inter Greek Council Sally Bork.

Halloween attractions & other events in Sheboygan County Things you may not have known that are going down this holiday season By Jim Giese

Staff Reporter

Halloween Sheboygan Jaycees Dominion of Terror – all weekends in Oct., as well as Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 2024 North 15th Street, Sheboygan, 920-918-2270, Since 1974 this annual haunted house has been featured at various locations throughout Sheboygan providing new blood-chilling rooms each year. Advance tickets are $10 and are available at Sheboygan Q-Marts. Tickets are $12 at the door. House of Bathory –Oct.15 – 17, Oct. 22 – 24, Oct. 28 – 31, Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to 12 p.m., weekdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 901 South 8th St. Manitowoc, 920-6833268, Celebrating its 20th year, The House of Bathory promises to combine old school haunt with mindblowing special effects that leave you “crying” for more. Make your way through four levels of spinechilling terror where evil waits around every corner. Admission is $13.

Ave., Sheboygan, 920-458-8184, A Halloween inspired adult fundraiser to benefit Theater for Young Audience and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Costumes are strongly encouraged; come dressed as your favorite dead celebrity, world leader, or hero. Cash bar available, munchies included, karaoke provided by Full Moon DJ. Admission is $15 per adult.

Halloween Candlelight Cave Tours- Ledge View Nature Center, Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24, W2348 Short Road, Chilton, Monster Ball – Saturday, Oct. 920-849-7094, 24, 8 p.m. to 12 p.m., Haunted His- toric Masonic Mansion, 411 St. Clair A family friendly event focus-

ing on education, not fright – suitable for all ages five and up. Tour caves by candlelight with guides dressed in costumes. Caves are entered by ladders and stairs. Expect to get a bit dirty; old clothes are recommended. One tour will run every half hour from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Spieker’s Pumpkin Farm, open all of Oct., N1181 Hwy.57, Random Lake, 920-994-9740, This family owned pumpkin farm on the southern edge of Sheboygan County features a different corn maze each year along with a petting barn, concession stand on

weekends, and, of course, pump- food tastings and presentations. Adkins of all sizes. They are open at 10 mission is required to some events. a.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. on weekends, and stay open until dark. “I’m A Boomer Baby,” starring Dan Riley- Friday, Oct. 30, Stefanie Autumn Celebration, Oct. 17 – H. Weill Center, 826 N. 8th St., She18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wade House, boygan, W7824 Center Street, Greenbush, Take a step back into the baby 920-526-3271 boomer era of the ‘40s through ‘60s This 1860’s stage coach inn in this creative tribute. Dan Riley served traffic between Sheboygan is a one man multi-instrumental, and Fond du Lac. The Autumn vocal, and comedic show that will Celebration explores the origin of keep your feet tapping and your American Halloween costumes, vocal chords humming. Proceeds delves into seasonal games of the will benefit the Sheboygan County period, offers horse-drawn wagon Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are rides, and will even have pumpkin $25 and are on sale at the Sheboycarving. Classic renditions of scary gan County Chamber of Commerce themed stories will be told by can- at 920-457-9491, or the Weill Cendlelight in the newly reconstructed ter Ticket Office at 920-208-3243. Herrling sawmill. For admission prices and directions, check out Other Events Kohler Food and Wine Experience - Oct. 22-25, various locations within Kohler, 800-344-2838, This annual event brings national celebrity chefs to this picturesque village, as well as state and local chefs, all showcasing their unique talents. Featured are world renowned Master Chef Jacques Pépin; and locally, Elkhart Lake’s Lynn Chisolm, executive chef and owner of the Paddock Club. The event offers many complimentary

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The Lakeland College

M I R R O R Issue 3, October 15, 2009


Threat Level Brown L a k e l a n d : B e wa r e o f g e e s e, m i d t e r m s , a n d B a r a c k O b a m a Carlos Millan & Joe Janisch


t has come to our attention that Lakeland isn’t as safe as we had imagined. Not since the huge freeze of ‘96 have we ever felt so cold and disconnected with the world. Our community is under attack from forces we, the educated college, hardly understand. That’s why your editor of this glorious Fun House and my sidekick Joe have come up with five incredible credible threats to Lakeland College. I do warn you that most of these threats may seem harmless, but once you show your rear, it will bite. T h e fifth top threat to Lakeland google/ is… Barack Obama’s Education Speech. Everyone knows that Barack Obama is a fascist and a cunning socialist. He is a dictator who believes in total equality, so it is safe to assume that his education speech he gave at the beginning of the school year was an attempt to indoctrinate our children into this contradictory philosophy. For some, and this doesn’t include you, but to the young at heart, it is a disturbing reality that our government has been trying to indoctrinate us since we exited

the womb. Parts of Obama’s speech are just as ridiculous as his hair cut. He said: “I know that, sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and successful without any hard work, that your ticket to success is through rapping or basketball or being a reality TV star, when, chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things.” Well, Obama has never been to Lakeland. All us Muskies are reality stars in the making; why else are we here in the middle of nowhere but to hone our acting skills? We also have b-ballers up the wazoo here to go along with all the musical talent. Lakeland just brews success, MTV style. Fortunately, we were indoctrinated way back in public school. Why else are we at Lakeland? Threat number four that is plaguing the campus is… Cafeteria Eggs – These dried and sometimes burnt monsters have haunted the toilets of our campus for far too long. These runny fiends must be stopped in their yellow tracks before the Lakeland population becomes



for a massive invasion of the maple leaf. Just yesterday, we watched one of their training exercises by the pond near the apartments. These birds already are causing us to change our way of life. They use our sidewalks and expect us to walk around them. They are extremely pushy and we constantly hear their hissing in our nightmares. What can we do, readers? Should we strike first before they do? Or should we simply cut off their supply lines? We’ll leave the problem-solving to you guys. The second most alarming threat to infect Lakeland is: Teachers – We know they have been around since the start of this college, but that’s where the genius lies. My God… the genius of that. Perfect, genuine, complete, crys-

overwhelmed with a serious case of mass diarrhea. I know Lakeland’s food service does an excellent job in cooking our meals, but something happens to the eggs as they are transferred from the kitchen. It’s like they mutate once they leave the warm kitchen. It’s imperative that we solve this problem. The children need their eggs. So, I propose a committee to identify the problem and do nothing. Threat number three that is affecting the life style of Lakeland students is… Canada Geese – Few know that these winged animals, currently rampaging through the campus, are from Canada. The great white north has sent these modern dinosaurs to in- Google/ flict fear and viruses into the Lakeland population. These geese are actually talline, pure. It seems as if they sappers sent by Canadian terror- had a plan for us since the beginist to soften up our unprotected ning. Teaching us. Molding us. border. They are in preparation We are like clay to them.

Well, not anymore. We have discovered their long-kept secret. They are in cahoots with threat number five. They have been ever since teachers were invented. Trying to rid us of ideas of fame and awesomeness. I don’t know what to expect now that their secret is out, but we worry for the worst. Darn it, fellow Muskies! We’ve just realized how the teachers will retaliate for exposing this secret. Threat number one… Midterms – The ultimate evil of evil tests are here. Teachers subject students to exams as a form of punishment for snickering behind their backs. Falling on the eve of Homecoming week, these brain-crushing exams rob us of our sleep and intoxicate us visually. These assessments only measure the amount of torture that the average student can take before losing it. These midterms must be defeated in whatever way you guys deem possible. Our best answer to this threat is to mark every answer as C and hope for the best. You can’t mess with C, because it’s the first letter of my name. Of course, you could always take the nerdy way out and actually study for the tests, but who in their right mind would want to do that?

R ocksta r H o r o s co pe s By Nick Nelson The Rockstar

March 21 - April 19 Watch out, you’re going to wear way too much cologne or perfume and make strange subconscious lip-smacking sounds, making people give you the stink eye.

April 20- May 20 This week you will be “mooned” by cats. Fortunately, you won’t notice.

May 21 - June 20 An odd smell, probably like that of chocolate milk drying on a linoleum floor, will bring back a flood of childhood memories. Maybe you’ll even remember where you lost your seventh grade locker comb.

June 21 - July 22 You will narrowly avoid a collision on the sidewalk this week as a giggling person runs past you, being fiercely pursued by a crazed, rambling person waving a ham sandwich. Aside from that, you will have a pretty typical week.

July 23 - August 22

This is a good time to have some fun with FAKE fur and spirit gum. Now you can see what chest hair would really be like, or go for the “Madonna” look; that’s always fun.

August 23 - September 22

This week you will be seized by inspiration and shake like a dog coming in from the rain. You will also wax Eleanor, assuming that “Eleanor” is the name of your car.

September 23 - October 22 You have been drinking a little too much caffeine lately. That’s why everyone else is moving so slowly, and why they say “What was THAT!?” in a very slow, deep voice, every time you “walk” by.

October 23 - November 21 Haunting melodies will float through the air this week, with no apparent source. But don’t shudder - it is just an oboe player hiding in the shrubbery.

November 22 - December 21 Now is a good time to go out and play in the mud. Or at least find some way of making squishy sounds.

December 22 - January 19 You will sleep peacefully, and sink into a strange dream. In the dream, you will be playing an odd version of soccer with a huge clear balloon. What does it mean? You’re going to have to figure that one out.

January 20 - February 18

Nothing too unusual this week will happen to you. Unless you count your ACME Rocket Sled arriving

February 19 - March 20 Someone will tell you that you “run funny.” Just ignore them - and be very glad they didn’t see you throwing a baseball.


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M I R R O R Illustrator - Yi-Yun Wang

Big Bang! By Carlos Millan

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akeland Cafeteria

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TSukimi By JD Botana III

Contributing Cartoonist


ispanic Heritage Month


sk your local hispanics

Across 3. ___ Lobos: Popular band that gave us a cover of “La Bamba.” 5. Most common Hispanic last name in the U.S. 7. She made history when she had the #1 album and the #1 movie in the same week: Jennifer _____. 9. In what month does Mexico’s Independence Day lie? 11. Many were hit by former baseball player S. Sosa.


1. First Hispanic player voted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. 2. Two in Spanish. 3. Annual award show which made its debut in the year 2000: The _____ Grammys. 4. Last name of author who wrote the novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude.” 6. Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs. 8. A tejano star that was gunned down by her fanclub manager. 10. He led the revolt of South American colonies against Spanish rule in the 19th Century: Simon ______.


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M I R R O R Issue 3, October 15, 2009


Women’s soccer continues to struggle in NAC Madsen’s bunch loses to Edgewood, Wisconsin Lutheran; stays positive By Danny Spatchek Sports Editor


akeland’s women’s soccer team conceded two second half goals in a 2-0 loss against conference foe Edgewood on a blustery October day last Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Lakeland College. Neither team created great clear-cut scoring opportunities in a defensive-minded first half, but the Eagles found the back of the net in the fifty-second minute when substitute Katherine Hunt assisted Kelsey Beck. “We coped very well with the conditions in the first half,” coach Dave Madsen said. “We didn’t have a great start, but we played simple: the way we needed to win the game in that type of environment.” The Muskies had opportunities to get on the scoreboard in the second half against an Edgewood team that has now achieved shutouts in four of their previous five games. Senior forward Jamie Wichman shot a ball on frame in the seventy-seventh minute but was denied by the fingertips of outstretched Edgewood goalkeeper Ilana Bar-av. Sophomore midfielder Kristina Borts had a shot that deflected off the chest of Bar-av. “We did our part getting dangerous chances to score that we were unfortunate not to finish,” Madsen said. Edgewood scored an eighty-

Senior midfielder Jessica Hopfinger focuses on the ball.

seventh minute insurance goal to secure the 2-0 score line. Madsen was pleased with his team’s overall performance against

Edgewood. “As a whole, I think this was one of our better performances,” Madsen said. “At the beginning

the field which is giving us chances to win the game.” The women’s team lost a 1-0 heartbreaker on Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 10 at Lakeland. The Warrior’s Meta Kolander netted a goal in the 60th minute off a rebound that proved to be the game’s only score. “The ball hit off the bar and we were slow to react to it. They just got to the ball first,” Madsen said. Borts had five shots on goal for the Muskies while sophomore forward Linday Rogers and freshman Hannah Landgraf recorded three shots apiece. Madsen was frustrated with his team’s complacencly. “In the first 30 seconds we had two good chances to score but we just weren’t sharp mentally and weren’t for most of the game,” Madsen said. “There’s a fine line between patience and not being prepared. It was one of those days where not finding the back of the net turned into panic, and we didn’t relax or stay connected for the rest of the game. “I feel like it was a letdown in performance. We’re a much better team than Wisconsin Lutheran but at the crucial moments we failed to stamp our approval on the game.” The women’s team took on MSOE on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. and is back in action this of the year we were playing sepa- Saturday, Oct. 17 against Alverno rately, but now I think people are at home. figuring out each others’ strengths. I’m seeing cohesive thought out on

Men’s soccer wins two of three conference By Celine Elzinga Layout Editor


n Thursday, Oct. 8 the Lakeland College men’s soccer team was on the road to Watertown, Wis. the home of Maranatha Baptist. At 4:00 p.m. the Muskies played the Crusaders. The men pulled out a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders after they surrendered the tying goal at the ninety minute mark when a Crusader free kick rolled through the box untouched. Sophomore Ben Koepsell scored the first goal of the game while sophomore Jeremy Hardy beat his man on the dribble, and finished the game-winning goal when he slotted a shot in the corner in the closing minutes of overtime. “It was a frustrating end to regulation, because we had several chances to clear the ball and we couldn’t do it,” Lakeland coach David Madsen said. “But Jeremy had a nice goal to finish the game

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Rodolfo Sosa strikes the ball with his favored left boot against Wisconsin Lutheran.

off, and we got an important three points in the conference standings.” On Oct. 10, Homecoming Sat-

urday, the Muskies had a celebratory win against the Wisconsin Lutheran Warriors with a final score of 1-0. Freshman Rodolfo

“Tito” Sosa scored his first goal of the season to give Lakeland an exciting victory. Senior Ted Cormier assisted Sosa’s goal.

“We needed someone to make a difference today, and we got a great effort from Tito today,” Madsen said. “He won a fifty-fifty ball and used a great finish to score.” On Tuesday, Oct. 13 the men battled Edgewood College at home. Adam Benson had a free kick in the waning moments of the first half to pull the Muskies even. They had a 2-1 lead in the last 25 minutes after a Rodolfo Sosa score but could not contain the lead as the Eagles scored two goals and took the lead. The final score was 3-2. “We didn’t do the grunt work as far as winning fifty-fifty balls and keeping possession after we scored our second goal,” Madsen said. “We just didn’t pay attention to the little things, and dropped three points we could have used in the conference standings.” The Muskies play Beloit on Friday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct 18 they play Finlandia. Both games are at home.



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MVP of the Issue: Kim Linger gains perspective By Danny Spatchek Sports Editor


uring her time in a women’s volleyball jersey at Lakeland, Kim Linger has made plenty of impact on the women’s volleyball team—and she’s not done yet. Halfway through the year, the 6’0” senior has accumulated 197 kills and 47 blocks from her middle hitter position—both second-best on the team. This year, Linger added another tool to her arsenal—a booming jump serve responsible for a team-best 39 aces and counting. Women’s volleyball coach Chad Schreiber commented on Linger’s recently acquired serve and consistent play. “Kim’s serving has been a real plus this year,” Schreiber said. “She’s athletic to the ball and can hit it in multiple attack zones.” Schreiber’s versatile senior led the Muskies to a 2-2 finish at the Thunder Invitational in Wheaton, Ill. on Sept. 25 and 26, where 49 kills and 11 blocks cemented Linger’s place on the All-Tournament team. Linger pointed to the perspective she’s gained as a senior and the strong bond she shares with her teammates as the sources of her success. “I really want to do well because this is my senior year, my last year,” Linger said. “I have good chemistry with my teammates and get along with everyone well, which creates a better atmosphere to play in. I just love being on the team with some of the girls who are some of my best friends now.”


Kim Linger prepares to serve against Rockford on Saturday Oct. 3 at Lakeland.

The chemistry Linger feels with her teammates is precisely the reason for her rapid growth as a player. Linger arrived at Lakeland intending to play both volleyball and basketball but opted

to focus on volleyball during her freshman year. “I never really took volleyball seriously before I came here. Basketball was my sport, but I think I’d played it so much that I was

sick of it. Volleyball started before basketball, and I made friends on the volleyball team already.” Linger’s jump from the high school game to the high-tempo one in college wasn’t without

challenges. “Playing in college, the speed of the game is much faster,” Linger said. “In high school the setter just launched the ball in the air and I would go find it. Here, the play is much more strategic and everything is more controlled.” Schreiber voiced his confidence in Linger, whose play last year earned her first team Northern Athletic Conference accolades. “We’re thin at the middle hitter position, and her being a returning All-Conference player really brings stability to that position.” And Linger isn’t shrinking from Schreiber’s high expectations. “I’ve been running more plays this year and hitting to different areas of the court,” Linger said. “Even though coach never says he expects more, it’s there. He definitely expects more from me being a senior.” Linger will need to live up to those expectations in order for her team to make a return trip to the NCAA tournament by winning their own conference tournament. Undefeated in conference last season, the Muskies have twice been on the short end of a 3-1 score line this year, losing to both Dominican and Concordia Wisconsin. “We all need to play well at one time to make in back,” Linger said. “I think if we all play good one night we can beat every team in the conference. “You don’t realize how big a deal it is to be in the NCAA tournament until you experience it, and I would love to go back again.”

Commons’s record-setting year highlights women’s golf season By Danny Spatchek Sports Editor


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he women’s golf team shot a collective 402 over par for a sixth place finish in the 2009 Northern Athletics Conference Golf Championships on Oct. 5-6 at Glen Erin Golf Course in Janesville, Wis. Lakeland senior Nikki Commons led the way with a 43 above par to finish, tied for fifth place. Commons performance warranted her fourth selection to the All-NAC team, the most in conference history. This season, Commons finished inside of the top ten every tournament with two finishes in the top five. The senior from Bonduel, Wis. has a 91.2 stroke average per 18hole round and shot a season-

best 86 round at the Benedictine Invitational on Sept. 19-20. “I think it’s a good accomplishment, a very satisfying one. It’s something I’ll be able to tell my children,” Commons said. The senior lent advice to future Lakeland golfers. “Enjoy the time you have—it really does go by fast. Play the game one hole at a time.” Women’s golf coach Cathy Hanek praised the work ethic of her outgoing star golfer. “She would practice all day if she could,” Hanek said. “She spends a ton of time playing, going to our practices and then playing on her own, which translates into success in a game of perfection like golf.” Freshman Tavea Peterson shot 100 over par to finish,

tied for 25th overall, while seniors Sara Mallion and Terra Hiben finished 29th and 33rd, respectively. “Tavea had a pretty decent year as a freshman, and she’s going to get better while she’s here,” said Hanek. She added, “Sarah Mallion spent a lot more time practicing this year which, for this sport, is key, and she got a lot better.”

Left: Nikki Commons drives the ball at Sheboygan Town and Country Golf Course.


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Women’s volleyball continues its strong play By Carlos Millan Fun House Editor


hen we last saw the Lakeland women’s volleyball team, they had just defeated MSOE to remain undefeated in conference play. They took this momentum and won the following match against Rockford, on Saturday, Oct. 3. The team took control of the game early, having won the first game 25-11, and did not allow Rockford to gain any kind of momentum. Lakeland had won ten out of their last 12 points in the first set and they kept the Regents in check. The Muskies looked like a team where they obtained every shot they wanted. Their shot selections and decision making were crisp. Defensively, senior Brittanie Paulus had 17 digs to accompany her eight kills. The team looked incredible and had one of their best games to prepare them for two tough matches against Concordia Wisconsin and Dominican University. Unfortunately, the Muskies suffered their first conference loss against Concordia, 12-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-21, and their second against Dominican, 25-16, 25-17, 18-25, 25-23. The loss against Concordia snapped a 35 match conference winning streak and ended their undefeated conference season. Lakeland hadn’t lost to a league opponent since 2006. The Muskies won the first set but allowed the Falcons to


Kristine Raeder digs a ball against Rockford on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Lakeland. The Muskies swept the Regents 3-0.

gain momentum, which carried Lakeland’s Northern Athletic Conference rivals to the victory. As for the loss against Dominican, this was the first time Lakeland had lost back to back league matches since 2006. The Muskies were unable to stop mental lapses and lost the match despite finishing with more kills than Dominican. This game was a struggle for the

passers, so the Muskies ran their offense through their back row. Dominican was in rhythm most of the game, and they passed well and served very aggressively. The Muskies made corrections late in their matches, but it was a little too late since individual mistakes still existed. The Muskies took out their frustration of losing two games in a row against Concordia-Chicago.

The Lakeland volleyball team started a new winning streak winning, 27-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Saturday, Oct. 10. The Muskies received an impressive performance from sophomore middle hitter Allison Davis. Davis had 30 kills and eight blocks in her last three matches. For this game, Davis had ten kills and three blocks against Concordia-Chicago.

The score indicated a close game and Lakeland needed everyone to play their best. Senior Kaylyn Kasper had a team high 12 kills and eight digs, while senior Kim Linger had eleven kills and three service aces. The Muskies looked as if they took their two losses to heart the way they played against Concordia-Chicago and again when they faced Maranatha Baptist on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Muskies (15-6 overall, 7-2 NAC) swept the match winning, 25-23, 25-12, 25-20. Lakeland came from behind to win the first set and crushed the Crusaders in the second set. Senior hitter Kim Linger and sophomore Allison Davis combined for 20 kills to lead the Muskie attack. This was a nice game for the Muskies as they showed just how much they have improved defensively and offensively. Defensively, the team had four players with at least nine digs. This represents how well balanced the team is defensively. Despite the two losses, the team looks impressive and can expect more victories. They are still trying to come up with more lineup combinations, but based on the performances they’ve been giving any change must improve the team from what it is now. I expect this team to keep playing how they have been and to be a force at the end of the season. The next match for the Lakeland team is on Friday, Oct. 16 at Titan Tussle against Carthage in Oshkosh.

Women’s tennis ties for 10th at NAC tournament By Danny Spatchek Sports Editor


he women’s tennis team earned eleven points at the Northern Athletics Conference Tournament on Oct. 4 and 5 in Madison to tie for tenth place with Alverno College. Tournament host Edgewood finished first, scoring 73 points while Aurora and Concordia, Wis. had 69 points and 68 points, respectively, to round out the top three. At No. 1 singles, Nicole Shavlik began in the quarterfinals after a first-round bye and defeated her Wisconsin Lutheran opponent in straight sets 6-4, 7-6. Shavlik won the second set tiebreaker 7-3 to advance. The semifinals weren’t so kind to the sophomore, as she went down 6-0, 6-1 to Edgewood’s No. 1, the eventual second-place finisher in the tournament. Shavlik lost 6-1, 6-2 in the

third place match against Aurora to finish out her season at 10-4 including tournament play. “Nicole did a great job for us this year playing No. 1 singles,” coach Leigh Cherveny said. “She hadn’t played competitively in two years, and she showed great strength for us all year at the top.” At No. 2, April Schmitz lost 6-3, 6-2 to Benedictine in her first round match and 9-7 to Rockford in an eight-game pro set in the consolation semis. No. 3 player Cassie Felton was also eliminated after two matches, losing 6-0, 6-2 in the first round to Dominican and 8-2 in the consolation semis to Wisconsin Lutheran. “You can’t discount what April contributed this year for us. Both she and Nicole used to only play doubles and neither one had much experience at singles. She had an opportunity to win more matches during the year and really came on strong at the end,” Cherveny said.


April Schmitz hits a backhand against MSOE on Sept. 29 at Howards Grove High School.

After a first round loss, No. 4 Alyssa Schuttenhelm defeated her Alverno opponent 8-1 before falling 8-5 in the consolation finals to Wisconsin Lutheran. No. 5 Katelin Minton and No. 6 Erica Brown both lost 6-0, 6-0 in the first round and 8-1 in

the consolation semis. The No. 1 doubles team of Shavlik and Schmitz defeated Rockford 8-2 in the first round before being eliminated by the same score in the quarterfinals versus Benedictine. Felton and Schuttenhelm won a close vic-

tory 8-6 over Benedictine at No. 2 doubles before their 8-3 loss to Wisconsin Lutheran’s team. The No. 3 doubles team of Grace Jairo and Nikesha Gardner lost 8-0 and 8-3 in their matches. Cherveny said the increased success of this year’s team was a result of more team members than previous years and the performance of his top four players. Cherveny said that he will look to build on these players who, aside from senior Cassie Felton, will all return next year. “April, Nicole, and Alyssa are the top of the order next year. They all need a little more power and strategy in the singles game,” Cherveny said. “The biggest place we need to improve is in the bottom half of the order. We didn’t win at two or three doubles this year because we didn’t have experience. With a better bottom half of the order I’d like to see us in the top half of the conference next year.”



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M I R R O R Issue 3, October 15, 2009

Lakeland defeats Wisconsin Lutheran Muskies beat Warriors in Homecoming game 14-9, and start 2-0 in conference By Carlos Millan Fun House Editor


fter losing three straight non-conference matches, the Lakeland football team had a dominating performance in their first conference game of the season against Rockford College at Sam Greeley Field in Rockford, Ill. The Muskie (1-3, 1-0 NAC) defense inflicted havoc and dictated the pace of the game early on. The Muskies first touchdown was the result of a fumble deep in Rockford (0-4, 0-1 NAC) territory. The fumble was created by senior Josh Gordon and recovered by junior Will Baldwin to set up the first of many Muskie touchdowns. Junior quarterback Jake Dworak then took advantage of the short field and threw a 12 yard pass to junior Roberto Flores. The Muskies took advantage of most, if not all, of their opportunities against Rockford. Lakeland head coach Kevin Doherty was impressed on the job his team did converting turnovers into points. The Muskies had three fumble recoveries throughout the game and sacked Rockford’s quarterback two times. It seems like players all over were benefitting from the havoc the defense was creating. Sophomore Jeremy Williams had a 30 yard touchdown run after the defense gave the offense another short field with the second fumble recovery. Williams finished the game with 25 carries for 123 total yards. This was his second week of 100-plus yards rushing. At the end of the first quarter the score was 14-0, but that did not last long as sophomore Adam Miller caught a 17 yard pass from Dworak to cap off an outstanding 80 yard drive. The last score of the half came around the one minute mark, when freshman Justin Laack ran ten yards for a touchdown to end the half 27-0. This was Laack’s first offensive touchdown of the season, but only his second of the year. Once the second half started, the Muskies kept pressuring Rockford and they were rewarded when Rockford’s fumble was recovered by the Muskies for the third time. Using this short field again, Dworak threw another touchdown pass to Flores for a 25

yard reception. Flores finished the game with 66 yards and two touchdowns while Dworak ended with 154 yards passing and an impressive four touchdowns. To better explain how dominating and how much the Muskie defense helped the offense, Lakeland scored four out of the six touchdowns on drives that started inside Rockford’s 37 yard line. Another sign of how impressively the defense controlled the line of scrimmage was that Rockford was two out of 14 in third down conversions. The defense had the best game this year. It did not appear that any player missed a defensive assignment, and the troubles that plagued them seemed to disappear. They refused to allow Rockford to create the big plays, and dictated the tone of the game early on. Now, while the defense had an impressive game, the offense took care of business on their end. They did end up with six touchdowns and took advantage of opportunities. This game was an excellent start of the conference season, and it set the tone for Lakeland’s following game against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Muskies took the momentum they earned in the game against Rockford and used it against Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Taylor Field. The Muskies (2-3, 2-0 NAC) won their second straight game, 14-9, on Homecoming weekend. Wisconsin Lutheran wasn’t an easy opponent. They came in with some momentum of their own having beaten Concordia Chicago a week earlier. Wisconsin Lutheran also came in as the leagues number two ranked offensive team, but the Muskie defense still held them to nine points. All of the Muskie touchdowns came via the run. Sophomore Jeremy Williams rushed for 98 yards and scored the first touchdown late in the second quarter. This ended an impressive ten play drive for 86 yards. The Muskies take pride in their passing game but when they run the ball it makes them even more dangerous. The Muskies are a passing team but the better they run the ball the more options they will have late in games. Dworak went 17 for 27 with 227 yards with no touchdowns.

Above: Jake Heinemeyer looks on as the Muskies take their win over the Warriors. Photo by CARLOS MILLAN/MILLANC@LAKELAND.EDU

Even though his touchdown numbers were low for him, the Muskie offense was impressive. Offensive players were getting their catches and moving the ball. Junior tight end Eric Zuelsdorf caught four passes for 100 total yards. Also, like the game against Rockford, the Muskies defense came up big and made outstanding plays. Lutheran had a first and goal at the Muskies second yard line and the defense only allowed a field goal. This goal line was huge for the momentum of the game. The defense may be young, but they have been improving game after game. They ended up with 11.5 tackles for a loss and had three sacks. These sacks were by sophomore Jason Bruggink, senior Kellen Grott, and senior Josh Gordon. This win can only propel the Muskies to the top. Lutheran is one of the toughest

team in the conference and Lakeland just defeated them. This win leaves Lakeland tied with rival Concordia Wis. at the top of the standings. The Muskies return to action on Saturday, Oct. 17, against Concordia Chicago at 1 p.m

Fall 2009, Issue 3  
Fall 2009, Issue 3  

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