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THURSDAY, September 20, 2012

New President to begin next 150 years

Increase in enrollment, students connecting, among changes ahead Mysterious doors and so much more PAGE 4

Sports

Muskie men get off to a rough start PAGE 8

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n Lakeland College’s 150th birthday, it received a wonderful present: its 15th president, Dr. Michael A. Grandillo. He has new ideas for changes to Lakeland College. President Grandillo said that in the next five years he hopes to see enrollment rise to 1,200 students living on campus. Currently, our total amount of students living on campus is hovering around the 900 marker. Only time will tell if Grandillo’s goal is met. But what does this mean for tuition? Inevitably, tuition increases every year, regardless of a boost in enrollment. However, Grandillo said that students will not really notice a difference due to the financial aid awarded at Lakeland from a number of outside sources, including federal loans. “My job is to make sure that families can afford [to go to Lakeland College],” said Grandillo. “What makes this [affordability] possible is the $24 million we [Lakeland College] get through federal loans.” Grandillo also said that any negative change to the $24 million awarded for financial aid makes it all the more difficult to provide financial aid to students and their families. Grandillo also wants to get

students more connected with the outside world. Whether this means voting or holding interviews and interacting with

good people on campus, and the strong faculty. Grandillo is often seen around campus meeting the students and getting to know them. “I am very impressed with the vibrant students here at Lakeland,” said Grandillo of his interactions thus far with the student body. Grandillo said that he wants to have students in and out of the president’s house a couple times per year for different events. He and his wife, Nancy Grandillo, want Photo courtesy of Lakeland.edu to begin a new Lakeland President Dr. Michael Grandillo tradition called the Sheboygan community, he “Breakfast with the President.” believes students should be aware When students’ birthdays come of the world around them, and one around, Grandillo would like to of his goals is to help Lakeland’s have them over at the president’s student body achieve that. house to celebrate their birthdays Overall, Grandillo seems with them. excited to be here on campus. Grandillo has even taken into When he first arrived at Lakeland, account the issue of celebrating he was attracted to the size of the birthdays that do not take place school, its UCC affiliation, the during the normal school year.

Having an August birthday himself, he will not forget about holding a summer birthday bash for those people whose birthdays were during the summer. Grandillo went to Ohio Northern University and achieved a bachelor’s degree in political science. After that, he obtained his master’s degree from The University of Dayton Ohio. Grandillo was able to acquire his Ph.D. in higher education and history from The University of Toledo. Grandillo has also been able to have articles and other portions of works published. Additionally, Grandillo has published a book called “Onward to the Dawn: A History of Tiffin University.” Tiffin University is in Tiffin, Ohio, and Grandillo had served there as the Vice President for Development and Public Affairs for 17 years. Perhaps one day he will write a book about the history of Lakeland College. He and his wife, Nancy, came to Lakeland from Tiffin, Ohio. They have a son, Vincent, who is an Eagle Scout and a daughter, Gina, who is a freshman at Grandillo’s old alma mater, Ohio Northern University. Another member of the Grandillo family is their pet rooster called either Joe or Rooskie, his Muskie name, and can be seen around campus fraternizing with the geese.

Professor Herrick makes a rapid recovery

INDEX

By Michelle Fromm

OPINIONS

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FEATURES

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A&E

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FUN HOUSE

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SPORTS

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anet Herrick, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Lakeland College, was performing in a routine concert for the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. But as she moved her bow across her double bass to produce a sweet deep sound, Herrick suddenly felt strange. She had an odd feeling and some pain in her chest. She took a deep breath, told herself it was just indigestion, and finished the concert. That was back in 1999, and it wasn’t a simple case of indigestion. Professor Janet Herrick had experienced a heart attack. “Women’s signs of heart attack can be very different from men’s,” Herrick said. “I thought it was just indigestion, so I finished the concert.” A piece of her heart’s septum, which is a thin wall of tissue, was

growing in right under her aortic valve, thus impeding the blood flow from heart chamber to chamber. Herrick says that her cardiologist told her that the condition was very similar to something called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, except that it wasn’t genetic. As Herrick’s condition worsened, it began to take some very obvious physical tolls on her. “I was out of breath easily,” said Herrick. “I had trouble walking across campus without losing my breath.” The heart condition started affecting her music as well. “I couldn’t pick up my bow in symphony,” Herrick said sadly. Last year, Herrick’s situation was getting critical. Her cardiologist wanted to send her to Mayo Clinic for surgery, but she asked him if she could take Lakeland’s Concert Choir on their annual tour set to take place in April of 2012. As the choir’s director, she

looked forward to taking her students on tour with the band each year. Herrick explained with a smile, “He said, ‘Yes, but then you must go to Mayo.’”

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Following a successful choir and band tour, Herrick prepared to go to Mayo Clinic for open heart surgery similar to the type of surgery that would be done for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She received an “amazing amount of messages and support from Lakeland students and from symphony chorus.” Because of all the thoughts and prayers from her

friends and family, Herrick says, “I wasn’t afraid [of the surgery].” “I’d like to think that [my surgery] didn’t affect [the music department],” Herrick said. When Herrick talked to the Dean of the College about having to miss the end of the school year, Meg Albrinck was very accommodating and asked Herrick how she’d like to deal with it. Herrick decided to bring in Mr. Bill Born, a Lakeland alumnus, to direct Concert Choir and prepare them for the baccalaureate ceremony while she was away. With these plans in place, Herrick traveled to Mayo Clinic with her husband and sisters. When she arrived, she felt at ease. “The Mayo system is amazing,” Herrick commented. “They give you an itinerary like a vacation tour. Everyone is right on time, and it’s perfectly coordinated. They make you feel like you’re

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News

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Sesquicentennial a success

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All-College Reunion just one opportunity for old LC friends to reconnect By Sean Gilligan Staff Reporter gilligans@lakeland.edu

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he year 2012 is one of great significance to Lakeland College, as many posters and signs advertise all around the campus that this is the college’s 150th year of existence. To celebrate this occasion, there have been many events going on throughout the year to commemorate the Sesquicentennial. The pinnacle of these events was the All-College Reunion which, occurred this summer over the weekend of June 20-24. Alumni from all over the state, country, and world returned to the campus for the weekend to partake in a series of activities and events organized by the alumni committee. Lisa Vihos, director of alumni relations siad, “We had a very exciting weekend.” She also stated that they estimated that there were approximately 1,200 people on campus for the weekend. The main event for the weekend dealt with the transformation that was done with the Woltzer gym being turned into what was essentially a large museum that, according to Vihos, “was just full of information about the college.”

Martha Schott (former Student Publications Director) reviews Mirror archives with Lakeland alums.

The gym became a kind of gathering place for all the alumni to meet and converse. Besides all the information available in the gym, there were also many different events going on throughout the week, including things like poetry readings, play rehearsals for Charlie Krebs' upcoming play, and also one event that Vihos described as “very wonderful, and very well attended.”

The event she was referring to, the presidential panel, was moderated by the new president, Dr. Grandillo, and consisted of three past presidents, Dr. Gould, Dr. Hill, and Dr. Black. Vihos estimated that around 300 to 400 people attended this event. The sesquicentennial weekend was not only for alumni; many current students were also able to benefit from the event and

take away some memories from it. Senior Psychology major, Josh Meronek, who was on campus for the event this summer and helped work for some of the activities, said, “It was really great to meet some of the alumni and hear their stories.” Vihos stated, “It’s still 2012. We have events going on around the state yet.” These events include several alumni events at the different Kellet School locations across the country, as well as new president meet and greets all over the state. There is also an alumni cruise planned for Jan. 5 that is linked with the sesquicentennial celebrations even though it will be taking place next year. Along with that, Vihos said that they are trying to get alumni to “piggyback” on several faculty organized trips. That includes trips to both London and Japan, in which alumni could go along with the faculty and students who are already planned to go on the trips. There’s no doubt it has been an eventful and exciting year for the college’s 150th birthday, and the celebrations will continue through the end of the year with many more events and activities coming up.

New research databases available By Katie Amundsen Staff Reporter amundsenk@lakeland.edu

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hree new databases have joined the library’s collection this fall, according to Ann Penke, director of library services. These databases, E-Journal List A-Z, PsycINFO, and SPORTDiscus, are available both on and off campus to Lakeland students. “The A-Z database is very different,” said Penke, “you can look up a periodical and see: do any of our databases carry it in full text?” Penke said the database will tell you if articles you are searching for are in any other databases Lakeland has access to, and it will also tell you if Lakeland’s library subscribes to the periodical. PsycINFO can be accessed

through Proquest starting at the end of September, allowing students to search for and read articles specializing in information pertaining to the subject of psychology. SPORTDiscus is accessible through Badgerlink, and will be particularly helpful for students studying exercise science, said Penke. SPORTDiscus contains many periodicals containing information about sports and athletics. These and many more databases can be accessed from the library’s homepage, http://www. lakeland.edu/academics/library. Clicking the link labeled “Online Resources By Database (Requires Login)” on the right side of the page will take you to a list of links

to each database. Because these databases are for Lakeland students only, a username and password are required to log on. Penke says students can come and ask her or other librarians

Staff Reporter beckmannb@lakeland.edu

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ll-new this year, the Career Development office is initiating a new program: Career Lunch Bites. These events will give Lakeland students the chance to connect with employers and representatives from different businesses around the area. In the past, Career Development has set up a few smaller, formal luncheons so that students may get a feel for what they want to do after college. “Career Lunch Bites is a program that offers students about twenty opportunities

to casually converse with representatives from different companies and industries over lunch,” says Career Development Advisor Jess Lambrecht. These lunches will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at a reserved table in Bossard Dining Hall. The point of these meetings is to get connected with people in the workforce, allowing students to take advantage of these events and get ahead in their careers after graduation. It isn’t just about getting into a certain field; attending these lunches may also get you involved with a company. “This is an opportunity for

STAFFLIST Stephanie Rebek Editor-in-Chief

Skye Sieglaff Managing Editor

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Michelle Fromm Copy Editor

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David Weiss Advertising Manager

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for the login information by coming to the circulation desk in the library. She is also explaining the login information in some classes with a brief presentation.

The Mirror is published five times during the first and second semesters while classes are in session and is distributed free of charge to students, faculty, and staff on the Lakeland College campus. The Mirror is also published continuously online at www.lakelandmirror.com. The Mirror is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press, University Wire, College Media Advisers, and Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

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students to recognize the power of networking,” says Lambrecht. She said a senior had attended one of these luncheons last year, struck up a conversation with a representative from Acuity, and managed to obtain a job in IT there. If you want more information on what you can do with your degree after graduation, stop in during one of designated lunch dates to ask questions. If you want more information on a certain field or business, you can do your own research. Lambrecht obtained a vast majority of these contacts through Linkedin.com which is, as Lambrecht

said, “Facebook for professionals”. Creating an account on this site is free, easy, and allows students to get in contact with different employers and companies. Anyone who is interested in attending Career Lunch Bites sessions can sign up on Career Connect. Students do not need to sign up in order to attend; walk-ins are welcome. Questions about Career Lunch Bites, should be directed to Jess Lambrecht in the Career Development office located in the lower level of Brotz.

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Opinions

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M I R R O R Issue 1, September 20, 2012

The future disappearance of libraries Staff Editorial

In recent years, it has become increasingly common to see fellow students carrying around e-readers and other such electronic book gadgets. What does this mean for physical books though? It is my honest fear that paper books will disappear and with them, libraries too. Many e-readers are still made with LCD screens, which means that they light up causing significant strain on the eyes of the reader. But even if you use a Kindle that uses e-ink technology, there are some drawbacks.

For instance, the reader is unable to mark the pages as they see fit. Though there are highlighting and other such features available for these devices, it is extremely difficult to customize them to your preferences. I like marking pages as I read with sticky notes so that later when I go back and look at my favorite passages, I can easily flip between them as I review their similarities. There is another problem with e-readers that would never happen with books. If you get a book wet, you can still read it no

matter how crinkled and wavy it is after it dries; however, if you get your e-reader wet, you have just lost a rather large investment. E-readers in general are much more fragile than books, besides just avoiding reading them while in a bath, you must also be careful not to be too rough with it for it might break. Furthermore, paper books are tributes to history. What would have happened if old handwritten transcripts were destroyed with the invention of printing? Unique manuscripts would have been lost and no lon-

PHOTOOPINION What is Lakeland?

Lucretia Crawford, Associate Professor of English

Describe Lakeland “It’s home; because not only did it run in my family, I raised my son on this campus and Lakelanders taught my son how to ride a bike.”

What does Lakeland mean to you? “Lakeland is home.”

Nate Baake, Senior Writing and English Major

Tiffany Miller, Junior German Major

at the time, the offer of a scholarship helped. Because I’m an alumnus, I already knew Lakeland’s personality when I was offered the teaching job, and for me it was a chance to come home.”

Why did you choose Lakeland? “Before I became a Lakeland student, I was heavily recruited by a member of the English department. I still have all of those old letters somewhere. And

“It would have to be how welcoming Linda Tolman was to me [when I was a freshman] when I walked into class with juniors and seniors.”

Describe Lakeland

Why did you choose Lakeland?

“Lakeland is an oasis. Not just because it’s surrounded by cornfields, but there is something quiet, comforting, and safe about it.”

“I chose Lakeland because of the atmosphere. ...It is a great place that provides naturally, a focus that can be lost in a large school or in a city.”

When you think of Lakeland, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

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What do you like best about Lakeland? “There’s no question it’s the students.”

How did Lakeland or you change over the years? “The main thing that changed is I grew up. A lot of my professors are still teaching here. One of which is Linda Tolman, and children of my students are now my students.”

What do you like best about Lakeland? “My favorite thing about Lakeland is the professors. Every single one of them must have been picked from an orchard of professor trees in heaven.”

How did Lakeland or you change over the years? “...Lakeland has given me a chance to become involved with other people. After spending years in the workforce, Lakeland is like a new planet where all the aliens are helpful and kind, not like the ones that want to use us for an energy source.”

“Lakeland is the place where a better me was born. It’s the place where all the best parts of me were able to surface.”

“...Progress. More than any other time or place or situation in my life, I’ve always felt like I was moving forward here. [I’ve always] looked at the future with...fear until I came here and began to believe that my future had a future.”

Describe Lakeland

Why did you choose Lakeland?

“It’s a lot of fun because of the many different things to do on campus and the many different people.”

“I chose Lakeland because of LCJ.”

What do you like best about Lakeland?

When you think of Lakeland, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

How did Lakeland or you change over the years?

What does Lakeland mean to you? “It’s a place for me to grow and create the foundation of my future.”

“Diversity, because there are so many different people from so many different countries.”

EDITORIALS The Mirror’s staff editorial topics are agreed upon by the entire staff. The editorial board collaborates on ideas and writes the editorials. All individual columns, cartoons, and letters are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of the editorial staff, The Mirror, or Lakeland’s administration, faculty, or student body.

LETTERPOLICY Staff Reporter hartmannh@lakeland.edu

When you think of Lakeland, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

What does Lakeland mean to you?

ger available to our generation for reading. Additionally, I see e-readers taking the place of paper books as a problem because it will take away jobs. If we stop producing paper books, thousands of printing presses will go out of business and put hundreds of thousands of Americans on the unemployment list. Libraries will also feel the pinch as they slowly become obsolete. Librarians will lose jobs, and physical books will be tossed. I hope this day never comes.

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“My favorite thing about Lakeland is the people.”

“I have definitely become more independent and out-going.”

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Brandon Balazs, Sophomore Accounting Major

Describe Lakeland

Why did you choose Lakeland?

“It’s one-of-a-kind, peaceful, a comfortable environment, not in the city, out in the middle of nowhere, and small.”

“Because of the small campus, I get to know people. [There is a] good business program, and here I am allowed to further and strengthen my choir performance.”

What does Lakeland mean to you? “It’s a place where I have reinvented myself.”

When you think of Lakeland, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? “Cornfields, because we are literally in a cornfield.”

What do you like best about Lakeland?

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“There are too many to choose from.”

Nate Dehne Holly Barecky Cassie Fulton Irvin Colon Joshua Kutney Kaye Martin

How did Lakeland or you change over the years? “I have become far more social.”


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News

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Renovations revive Old Main By Katie Amundsen Staff Reporter amundsenk@lakeland.edu

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ne of the most obvious results of Lakeland’s recent construction project is the new entrance for the college that directly faces Old Main before splitting to North and South Drives. Many aspects of the construction project highlight historical Old Main Hall. The new entryway and bridge frame Lakeland's iconic building and create a dramatic first impression. Construction of the Old Main Plaza further enhanced the building by making it look mroe appealing. The Plaza consists of a brick pathway and sitting area, equipped with benches and a fountain. The brick pavers used

Historical Old Main in the winter

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Old Main Plaza renovation project

Old Main prior to renovations

Fountain surrounded by students and staff for the opening of the Old Main Plaza

Discovering the John H. Esch Library Mysterious doors and so much more By Michelle Fromm Copy Editor frommm@lakeland.edu

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uring your freshman year, did you ever trot up the broad, welcoming steps on the east side of the John H. Esch Library, only to discover that the big double doors at the top of the stairs were locked? And did you then fret, wondering how you would check out that book you really needed, until an upperclassman said, with a chuckle, “Use the doors at the bottom of the hill”? Don’t feel too bad if you did. According to Ann Penke, director of library services, those important-looking doors on the east side of the building (facing Old Main) originally served as the main entrance when it was built in 1940. The building that now houses the library used to have more functions. “The building was originally a library, an administrative office, the College Inn, the chapel, and the bookstore,” said Penke. If you already felt crowded in by all those shelves, just imagine what it must have been like to have all those things in one building! Of course, that was a long time ago, back when Lakeland was still the Mission House Seminary. This explains the elegant tympanum above the double doors on

in the plaza are engraved with the names of those who donated to the project. Alumni and other donners were able to choose between three different sizes ranging in price from the smallest costing $150 tot eh largest costing $1,500. Additionally, when the trees around Old Main were removed during construction, it became apparent that the building itself would need restorative work. Beginning last spring, the exterior of Old Main was scraped and painted. The roofing and brickwork were also touched up to combat deterioration. The entire project, costing approximately $3.2 million, began in April 2011 and was recently completed.

the east side. The Mission House seal engraved there has an image of an open book, which, according to Rev. Lawrence Balleine, a seminary alumnus, “signifies the invitation to come and discover what is written on its pages.” The tympanum with the seal reads: “Community Memorial Building. The Mission House of the Reformed Church in the U.S. He that seeketh findeth. Matt. 7:8.” This same motto of “He that seeketh findeth” can be found in Latin on Lakeland’s seal.

on the east side of the building. She also explained that the part of the building functioning as a library at that time would have been confined to the room with the wooden shelves built into it. The balcony served as the library for the seminary when the college and the seminary became separate entities in 1956. Downstairs, where the circulation workroom is today, was the Campus Inn, which was similar to the Muskie Grill we have today in Bossard Hall. Penke said that the

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The east side of the Community Memorial Building

In the days when students, staff, and faculty entered the Community Memorial Building, Penke said that the offices of the president, registrar, and business office were on the second floor where there are now group study rooms

first floor room with the (now unused) fireplace used to be the campus chapel. And if you’re wondering why there is a heavy-duty lock on a door behind a fake bush on the second level of the library, the reason for that is a little more recent.

According to Robert Schuricht, reference librarian, this is called the Vault Room and holds some very outdated electronics and AV equipment from the 1960s. Schuricht says the room is home to things like old film projectors, Apple II word processors, and probably quite a few floppy disks. The Esch Library’s building, Community Memorial Building, certainly has its share of history. But why are the old front doors no longer used? After speaking with Penke, Shuricht, and Joseph Pirillo, reference librarian, it seems that nobody knows for certain. Pirillo guessed that when the library expanded to the basement, having the checkout desk in the basement (first level) made the “flow” better. Penke’s answer was similar; since the doors on the east side are “not a manned entrance,” they just don’t use them. In fact if anybody tries to open them from the inside, an alarm will go off, as they are for emergencies only. So the next time you see a freshman striding purposefully up those steps and tugging on that door with the Mission House’s motto written above it, don’t be too hard on them. After all, times have changed, but that door still looks like the main entrance.

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their only patient.” Herrick says that her doctor was one of the top four in the world that does this type of surgery. Though she knew she was in good hands, she says her first reaction after the anesthesia of the surgery wore off was, “Thank you, God; I’m still alive.” She then spent some time in intensive care before being moved to the heart unit of the clinic. This fall, Herrick is getting back into the swing of things. The Division Chair of Creative Arts, Denise Presnell-Weidner, did a search and found three new adjuncts to teach voice, music education, and vocal pedagogy— all classes that Herrick used to teach. This fall, Herrick only has a one credit overload, whereas she used to have three or more. “We’re all just happy she’s back,” says Megan Pettitt, Adjunct Instructor of Music. “It’s amazing how quickly Professor Herrick recovered and came back to work,” said Dr. Russell Pettitt, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands. “It’s a testament to her inner strength. It’s great to have her back, and we’re off to a great start in the school year.” Indeed, Herrick’s recovery has been fast. “I’m about 80 percent,” she says with a smile when asked how she’s doing. “It will be a while before I’m 100 percent. But I already feel better than I did before the surgery.”


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Sizemore named new chaplain

Multidenominational man of God By Leah Ulalowski Staff Reporter ulalowskil@lakeland.edu

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astor Robert Sizemore was named Lakeland’s new chaplain a mere few months ago in his new office as he gazes out the windows of the room and observes, as well as prays for, the busy lives that bustle by. “I’m really excited to be here,” Sizemore says. “I have an incredible love for Lakeland, its students, faculty, and staff. Lakeland’s mission motivates and inspires me.” Despite having been an adjunct professor in Lakeland’s religious department since 2007, it seems Sizemore is still a new name to most on campus. He has, however, unknowingly ignited curiosity concerning his denomination. Lakeland is affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC), and Sizemore is a pastor affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). In any case, Sizemore has many friends who are UCC pastors, and Sizemore says they have expressed their excitement for both him and the college in his appointment as Chaplain. While his roots lie in the CRC, he affirms his love for the UCC and shares

his mission is to enhance ties with the UCC church, he celebrates the campus’ spiritual diversity. His desire is not to evangelize for a specific denomination, nor to ULATOWSKIL@LAKELAND.EDU Robert Sizemore boost any that he would eventually like to specific doctrines, but rather serve seek ordination into the latter or as a spiritual reminder, presence, dual standing. This, however, is and—ultimately—counsel. not a critical matter. He believes the spiritual “Denominational connection aspect of Lakeland is as important is not at all crucial to me,” said as the activities in the classroom Sizemore. “I view myself as or on the sports field. more multidenominational; I “If we are made up of mind, don’t prefer a specific ‘flavor’ of spirit, and body, then to neglect Christianity. But I realize it is an one third of our being puts us at issue of concern for people, so I a point of weakness that we don’t want to resolve it as quickly and have to accept,” Sizemore says. as best I can.” He is glad to guide students Sizemore’s personal beliefs as with inquiries regarding any a multidenominational Christian expression of faith. He will are that Jesus Christ died and rose eagerly seek out persons and from the grave to save humanity, literary resources that will aid the as well as that the Christian Bible student on his personal path to is true and provides instruction spirituality. He believes no faith for one’s life. Specific doctrinal should be neglected and stresses intricacies are nonessential to him. the importance that all must grow. While a significant part of He also desires to advance

the Spiritual Life Council on campus. He hopes the group will live by the idea that it is normal to speak of spirituality and that it is abnormal to isolate oneself or be closed toward others because of it. Thus, two significant aspects of his job are to work with students to advance such groups and also to serve as a spiritual counsel on campus. Sizemore should have no difficulty relating to students— he was once a confused college freshman doing poorly in all his first semester courses. He was at the time nominally Catholic, but generally not very interested in faith. His life was forever changed when tragedy struck. He was friends with a very kind campus cook named Diane. She was a spiritual lady and proved to be a wonderful mentor to him. He was intensely grieved when she died suddenly of a medical complication despite being only about fifty years old. Because of her kindness to him and the suddenness of her passing, he questioned how something of this nature could happen and grappled with the tragedy of it all. He had many questions about life, death and the afterlife. Since Diane was a religious woman, he

also became curious about God and wondered if a spiritual source could answer his questions. Fortunately, his campus had spiritual resources quite similar to Lakeland’s, and the kind people there were more than willing to help him explore his inquiries and learn more about spirituality. With their aid, he made sense of his questions and ultimately regained a passion for faith, one so strong that he would eventually give up his intended major to instead pursue ministry. Sizemore believes his story exemplifies the extreme usefulness of spiritual campus resources. “I had heard stories about God and Jesus,” said Sizemore. “But it wasn’t real until then. I realized that faith is a real thing, and it shapes how we look at the world in even our worst moments. Somehow we can derive incredible strength when we recognize the presence of God around us.” Sizemore sympathizes with students, their problems, and questions. “Humanity is humanity; our specific interactions, sufferings, meanings, and struggles change from generation to generation, but the questions we ask are the same,” Sizemore said.

Inside Sports: Bruce Romagnoli Lakeland's pursuit of standout linebacker well worth the effort By Brandon Rooker Sports Editor rookerb@lakeland.edu

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our years ago—Bruce Romagnoli was a standout linebacker and tight end at Iron Mountain High School. With dreams of playing college football, the scouts just weren’t showing up. One school, however, decided that just because he went to a small school didn’t mean he had small talent. Lakeland College pursued Romagnoli, determined to make him a future Muskie all-star. “Bruce was a very tough and physical linebacker who ran well,” said Head Coach Kevin Doherty. “His football IQ is great and he knows how to get to the football. Football instincts are hard to come by and he has the ability to play the position at a high level.” “Coach Doherty’s calling me, he’s calling me, he’s calling me,” Romagnoli said, remembering the experience. “It’s like twice a week, and it was like ok, I’ll come down for a visit.” With the pieces all falling into place, Romagnoli drove to the Lakeland College campus and immediately fell in love with what would become his new home. Well, almost immediately. “I came for the visit, and I’m not from a big town, you know 9,000- 10,000 people, but it’s not cornfields,” Romagnoli reminisced

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with a laugh. But when he arrived on campus and took a tour, the affection could be contained no longer. “I was standing down by the lockers by the coach’s office talking to the coaches,” Romagnoli said, “and I knew right then and there that I was coming to Lakeland College.” With a powerful work ethic and a passion for the game, Romagnoli has had a dominant career at Lakeland, working his way to a USA Football News website First Team Division III Pre-Season All-American honor. This honor means he is being recognized as one of the best Division III football players in the country.

These athletic honors and successes should come as no surprise to an individual whose family has earned numerous state championships. Four members, including Bruce Romagnoli, have earned the honor of being state champions in the Romagnoli family. Romagnoli’s sister was a state champion in cheerleading. His father, Dino, was a state wrestling champion. His brother, Justin, was a two-time state wrestling champion. Romagnoli himself has also won a state wrestling championship. But what about his mom? “She’s a state championship mother,” Romagnoli said with a laugh. But how specifically has Romagnoli achieved these goals? Romagnoli credits former teammates who helped mold him as an underclassman. Lakeland football legends such as John Wagner (Linebacker 2006-2009) and Joey O’Brien (Defensive Back 2007-2011) are just a few of the players who helped him along his way. “I feel Bruce’s greatest strength is heart and love for the game.” said Freshman linebacker Romain Johnson. “[Romagnoli] blew out his knee, has a bad ankle and just recently messed up his hamstring, but you would never know because his heart

and dedication for the game is so strong it overpowers any pain that he is going through within that 60 minutes.” “The greatest strength Bruce has is his physical style of play,” said Junior linebacker Tyler Oslund who not only plays with Romagnoli at Lakeland, but played against him in high school. Still other teammates offer more reasons for his success. “Obviously from the statistics, [you can see] Bruce is a great tackler,” said Joey Lehto, a Junior running back who came into Lakeland in the same recruiting class as Romagnoli. “But I enjoy watching him come on a blitz. He has a crazy, animal-like attitude on the field and that’s what you need as a football player.” Lehto also has had the experience of going up against Romagnoli in practice. “Our starting offense does not usually face our starting defense,” Lehto explained. “But throughout the four seasons I have had my fair share of collisions with Bruce. He definitely comes hard. I think he would tell you himself that we both often leave with headaches after facing each other. It’s great to go against someone like Bruce in practice because it’s only going to make us better. Bruce is a hard worker and any accolade or honor that comes his way is well-

deserved.” Romagnoli is respected by his peers and was voted team captain for his junior and senior seasons at Lakeland. “Bruce is the backbone of this team,” said Johnson. “He goes every single play in practice, scrimmage, or game with all his might, 110 percent. I have never played with a guy that put as much effort into the game as he does. Every time he tells me something I make sure I listen with both ears because I know he knows exactly what he is talking about. It’s like having one of the coaches on the field all the time.” On the topic of coaching, Romagnoli admits he wouldn’t mind the profession in the future. “I don’t necessarily want to coach somewhere where guys are getting paid to do it,” Romagnoli said. “I’d want to keep it in the Division III level… where guys have a passion to play.” Along with coaching, Romagnoli would like to be a school administrator of some sort after he graduates college. Romagnoli would love to work with students and players, something he already does on a regular basis. “[Romagnoli] has been one of the best mentors I have ever SEE STORY/PAGE 6


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Issue 1, September 20, 2012

Arts & Entertainment

Homecoming Headline goes By Leah Ulatowski Staff Reporter ulatowskil@lakeland.edu

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Homecoming’s Save–the-Dates-• Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30pm: Brian Rudo’s Adrenaline Comedy Show in Bradley. Rudo is a comedian and escape artist. • Wednesday, Oct 3 (time TBA): BSU Date Auction. • Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30pm: Mr. Muskie (sponsored by Dance Team) with MC, Jessi Campbell, at the Bradley. • Friday, Oct. 5 after the Volleyball game: Pep Rally. Check Muskie Happenings in your email inbox for more events and details.

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been around,” said Johnson, who has become somewhat of a protégé to Romagnoli. “His experience on the field is great for me because he tells me and lets me know how college football is really. The little things that separate college from high school make a big difference like running my sprints and lifting weights. He tells me almost every day if he knew what he knows now he would have taken every single sprint, every rep, and every game like it was his last because he knows now how much of an impact that makes in college football.” Another topic of which Romagnoli has been a huge endorser is the Muskie football team’s new motto: “Rise Up.” “[It means] rise up on the field when times are hard,” Romagnoli said. “Rise up off the field when classes are hard. [This saying] is a tradition we are trying to start this year.” The future looks bright for Romagnoli, and though the future awaits, right now he is doing what he loves best: playing football.

Feingold concerned about unwarranted Constitutional changes post 9-11 By Skye Sieglaff

omecoming is a special time at Lakeland college filled with a lot of pep, school pride and, best of all, awesome things to do! As busy as you all are, the Mirror is here to remind you that homecoming is coming. Below are a few important event dates to keep in mind so you don’t miss any of the fun.

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ormer Wisconsin U.S. Senator Russell Feingold, spoke to a standing room only audience on Sept. 11 in the Bradley for the annual Constitution Day convocation. Dr. Richard Wixon, Offenhiser associate professor of history and political science, was the man responsible for Senator Feingold’s presence at Lakeland. “Rich just kept e-mailing me asking me to come to this school, and I was finally able to,” Feingold told the crowd. “After the election in 2010, I didn’t know if anyone would want to hear what I had to say,” he added with a laugh. Feingold’s main topic during his speech was foreign policy and the “war on terrorism” policies that came into being after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Such policies

include wire taps on phones and the ability of the government to search a home without the owner’s consent (as long as the official has a subpoena). “I have to say, I’m very surprised that neither candidate for the presidency has said anything about Afghanistan and what’s been happening there,” said Feingold. Several references were made to Feingold’s book, “While America Sleeps,” which is about American foreign policy after 9/11, the government’s tendency to oversimplify problems for the public, and what measures should have been taken. It was published in February of this year, and Feingold has been touring to promote it. After finishing his speech, Feingold opened up the floor for any questions from the audience. One audience member asked

about the media’s role in politics, and Feingold’s response was simple. “The trouble is, nowadays everything gets magnified,” he said. “No news source out there now walks along the middle ground. Almost all of them have some sort of biased view.” “It was interesting to hear from someone who has a different political viewpoint than myself,” said Chris Meyer, senior marketing major. “I was surprised by the amount of times we were able to agree about topics that are often divisive.” After the convocation, Feingold joined faculty, staff, alumni, and students for a reception outside the Laun Center, where he signed autographs, posed for photographs, and talked to everyone who approached him.

Davy Knowles opens Krueger fine arts series By Brittany Beckmann Staff Reporter beckmannb@lakeland.edu

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avy Knowles performed a myriad of acoustic, blues songs for Lakeland students and Knowles fans around the area. Knowles’ natural charisma and ease with the audience was evident as soon as he came onstage to the sound of cheering and clapping. There was a casual feeling in the atmosphere that fit in with the genre and the audience’s engagement. “We love you!” screamed fans from the back of the auditorium, eliciting chuckles from others and Knowles. His music featured a variety of different topics: from his solo “Riverbed,” a song about a derailed train in Alabama, to folksongs concerning the American dream. Knowles made an interesting choice to use an acoustic guitar instead of an electric guitar, which is the preference for most blues solo artists. Knowles made a comment in the beginning of the concert about how much harder it was

to perform live as a soloist as opposed to being in a band: “It’s easier to hide when you’re in a band,” says Knowles. Knowles proved himself as an excellent soloist. His passion for his music was evident not only as he played his guitar solos, but also in his voice. Knowles has the ability to change the tone of his voice according to the mood of the song. Knowles made the concert seem very casual for the audience, who would scream words of affection such as, “You’re my hero!” to which Knowles responded with gratitude and jokingly said, “Well, it could’ve been worse; you could be throwing stuff.” Knowles filled the time inbetween songs with fun anecdotes about being noticed for the first time as a blues player and mistaking the notice for a mugging, meeting astronauts, and being invited to play with other bands. Before introducing a breakup song he composed, Knowles, a Manx native, informed the audience of his engagement saying, “The green card shall be mine.”

In another song, he encouraged the audience to participate by tapping the beat on his guitar, causing the people to clap the rhythm. The audience, in their excitement, lost the beat during Knowles guitar solo which caused a lot of laughter, and Knowles encouraged them to improvise their own clap solos. Toward the end of the concert, Knowles commented on how it was an “absolute privilege” to perform at Lakeland College. He then performed a song composed by Woody Guthrie titled “Pastures of Plenty.” Knowles told the audience he loves that song for its meaning and played the song as a tribute to Guthrie. The audience enjoyed the concert so much; they gave Knowles a standing ovation, causing him to come back on stage for an encore. His last two songs included one titled “Roll Away,” and the last song he hadn’t recorded yet. Knowles closed the concert with these parting words: “Thank you! Goodnight. Cheers!” Members of the audience re-

sponded positively to Knowles’ performance with statements such as, “It was super-duper!” Others said, “It was pretty good,” and “[It] measured up to my standards.” Knowles first started playing an acoustic guitar when he turned 11 and didn’t start to sing until the age of 15. He has only been singing for about ten years and is currently 25 years old. He grew up on the Isle of Manx, which is a British island between Ireland and Great Britain. Knowles currently lives in Chicago and has for the past four years. When asked how he got started and how he managed to get so far in his career, he responded with a smirk, “Absolute blind luck.” Overall, this concert had a laid-back and casual ambiance, which made it thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing. Knowles, while being an accomplished blues player, has a very positive and easygoing personality that makes him extremely likeable.

Resident Evil fight scenes raw and realistic By Ben Wilks

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aiting in a dark room, a light appears, and all that is seen is a woman floating in water. You wonder why she is going towards the surface, rather than sinking towards the bottom of the ocean. You see shrapnel exploding all around her, and everything is going backwards in time. The woman is unconscious, but slowly her eyes start to open. She is out of the water and back on the ship. For minutes all you see is fighting, bullets flying, helicopters, and multiple dead bodies.

The scene reverses again and everything happens in the normal direction of time. Soon the woman is back in water, and the room is engulfed in darkness once more. That is beginning of the sci-fi thriller Resident Evil Retribution, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Milla Jovovich. Resident evil has been rated R, for the gore and gruesome scenes. The studio that helped produce the movie is called Constatin Films. The movie sticks to the wellknown zombie plot, but adds some twists and turns to keep the movie goers engaged. Within the first ten minutes, Alice, who is portrayed by Milla

Jovovich, has been captured and put into an underground facility. She no longer has her powers which enhance natural human abilities. Being cured of the t-virus (she is the only human that the tvirus bonded with on a molecular level, granting her the powers), her capturers are interrogating her. One of them is her friend, who is now being controlled by the enemy. The system of the facility shuts down, and Alice is able to get free. She runs into a zombie and kills it. She is then chased into a room. The door closes and Ada Wong, who is played by Li Bingbing, is waiting for her. Alice

recognizes her as an associate of Albert Wesker, a villain, and puts a knife to her throat. Ada explains that Alice and Wesker are the only reason that she was able to break free. The sun rises and Alice sees that she is underwater. Ada then tells Alice that they need to get her out of there and only have two hours before the place blows, and an alliance between former enemies is formed. One aspect that is very enjoyable about the movie is the action. It is full of action, and the choreography is amazing. There is no fighting scene that is boring. Even the acting, which is normally poorly executed in action movies,

is done well. The emotion expressed in Milla’s face when she prepares to fight or feels pain from taking hits is amazing. Watching it in 3D makes the action even more eye popping; having a bullet come towards you gives your body and mind the matrix-like reflex to dodge it. It felt as if I was really being shot. Resident Evil Retribution lives up to its predecessors. The action keeps you interested in the movie, and even though the storyline is predictable, it still gives you a jolt of excitement as the plot unfolds.


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Joe the Rooskie arrives at Lakeland

A Muskie Rooster’s Adventure ByAmanda Smith Staff Reporter smitha@lakeland.edu

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started my journey in a kennel, a dog kennel to be exact. I thought, do I look like a dog? I don’t belong in a kennel; I belong riding shotgun next to my owner. My owner is named Dr. Michael A. Grandillo, and he took me in when I was very young. I don’t know where my siblings went. I just woke up one day, and they were gone. When I arrived at Lakeland College, I looked around from inside my kennel. “This is no farm. Where am I?” I was dropped onto the ground and told, “Go off and explore.” Dr. Grandillo said, “I have work to do.” I was too scared to go far at first, but then I met Lola the goose. There were about 30 geese, but they were all playing in the pond. Lola was the only one who approached me. “Want to go on a tour?” she asked. “Sure,” I replied. So I spent the

morning walking around campus and enjoying the scenery. The campus was huge. I almost got ran over three times. Stupid cars not looking out for me. “I should pop their tires,” I said out loud. Lola snorted. “Good luck with that.” When we got back to the house I heard loud voices behind me. “What are you supposed to be?” asked one goose. “You sure aren’t a goose,” said another. I ruffled my feathers and said in my loudest voice, “I am the fiercest rooster that ever lived.” “Hahaha. You’re too small to be a rooster,” they cackled. That made me so mad. “I may be small but I can take you all on.” “Oh yea? Prove it,” they yelled. “Name the time and place. I will prove you all wrong,” I yelled, for I was fuming now. “Okay,” George replied for he was the head goose, “how about a flying contest right now? Whoever can fly from one building to the next the fastest wins.” “I can do that. Which

buildings?” I asked. “Krueger and Brotz,” he replied. I picked Larry to compete with me, for he was the smallest goose. As we all walked to Krueger, I started strategizing. I knew my wings were smaller, but if I could flap them quickly, then I could stand a chance at winning. As we arrived at Krueger, I looked up. Wow that’s high, I thought. “ W h i c h building are we starting at?” I asked. “Brotz,” George replied. “You will have to fly up to get to the top of Krueger.” I gulped for this was going to be harder than I thought. We flew

up to Brotz and the other geese counted down. “Three, two, one, go!” I took off with all my might

I was almost to the top when I started to feel tired. Come on, I thought, for I was almost there. I gave one last push and then, I was there. I lost, but only by two seconds. I landed, feeling defeated. Who needs them, I thought. I’ll find my own friends. “You know what, you tried, and just for that we will give you another chance tomorrow,” they said. That made me feel so much better. Just then I heard Dr. Grandillo calling me. “Joe! It’s time for your dinner!” “I have to go,” I said. “Goodbye until tomorrow.” “Bye, Joe. Come back tomorrow for more fun,” they called back. I took off and flew to my new home. I was tired, but it had been a good day. I enjoyed the friends I had made, and I knew that my days would only get better as more activities occurred on campus.

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and was in the lead for the first five seconds, but I was just not made for flying like that.

Gould to Grandillo ByMichelle Fromm

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Have Questions? Guidance Gal is here to help

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By Guidance Gal

Advice Columnist lakelandmirror@gmail.com

he Lakeland Mirror has a new member on staff this year: me, Guidance Gal! I am an advice columnist who will be featured both online and in print for students, staff, and other members of the Lakeland community to turn to. As with most advice columnists, my real identity is a secret. Only a select few on campus know who I really am. Be it a question on how to handle an unruly roommate, inquiries about a specific class or professor, or anything else that could be questioned, I am here to help! No matter the question, I

guarantee that the answer given will be well thought out and helpful. I may not have a degree in psychology, but I am fully confident in my “people skills.” Any questions for me, Guidance Gal, should be submitted via the Guidance Gal page on the Lakeland Mirror’s website, or via email to lakelandmirror@gmail. com. Confidentiality will be given to all questioners, and all questions will be answered, as long as they are appropriate. I strongly suggest that all questions regarding life-or-death issues be taken to one of the school counselors, both of whom are far better equipped to handle such topics.

Dear Guidance Gal,

I am struggling in class. I don’t know what the problem is, but I feel like it’s a lot harder for me than for the other students in my class. I am currently failing and cannot seem to pull up my grade. What should I do?

Struggling Student

Dear Struggling Student, The first few months of the school year are always the most difficult. It is the time when you are trying to understand the expectations of your teachers. I am sorry to hear that you are failing your class. If you feel that this class is too hard, you might want to set up a time to meet with your advisor to get his or her advice on the issue.

Guidance Gal


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Sports

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M I R R O R Issue 1, September 20, 2012

Turnovers kill the Muskies’ momentum By Alec Noa

Staff Reporter Noaa@lakeland.edu

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he Lakeland College football team looked to come back strong from a bye week and their disappointing loss to Carroll University two weeks ago. This week, the Muskies took on Kalamazoo at their own Taylor Field. The Muskies started off the game with a huge offensive showing driving the ball 65 yards to the end zone. What started off the drive was Dylan Van Straten connecting to Norman Grinstead for a 35 yard pass. But Van Straten wouldn’t stop there. After driving the ball to the 14 yard line, Van Straten found Chris Jaskulski on a slant pass that got the Muskies in the end zone and on the scoreboard. The score put Lakeland up 7-0 to start the game. Kalamazoo’s first drive ended early when Evan Dieringer intercepted a pass thrown by

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The Muskie offense prepares to drive down the field

Aaron McGuire. But turnovers also plagued the Muskies. Lakeland turned the ball over four times in the game. Kalamazoo finally got

on the scoreboard when a snap sailed over William Yelverton’s head and went out of the end zone, resulting in a safety and two points

for Kalamazoo. But the Muskies would answer back and so would Kalamazoo making the score 14-9 in the final minutes of the

first half. But just when Lakeland thought they would go into the half with the lead, Kalamazoo quarterback McGuire would run for a 65 yard touchdown. Kalamazoo was able to convert on the two point conversion that put Kalamazoo up 17-14 at the half. Both teams started off the second half strong, exchanging scores right away. But Kalamazoo looked to pull away going into the 4th quarter winning the game 31-17. But the Muskies wouldn’t go down that easy. The team marched down the field and punched it in making the score 31-24, putting them within striking distance. But the Muskies couldn’t quite get within scoring range again with their last two drives ending in interceptions. The turnovers late in the game iced the win for Kalamazoo, with the game ending 31-24 in Kalamazoo’s favor. The football team will look to rebound this week when they take on Carthage College Saturday.

Pritzl and Landgraf lead Muskies to 3-3 record By Alec Noa

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he Muskies Womens Soccer team had their third game of the season on Thursday when they took on Beloit College. The Muskies came into this game with high hopes of a victory, after coming off a big win against Alverno College last week. But the Muskies’ winning

streak was short lived when they dropped the game 7-1 putting their overall record at 1-3. The Muskies came back strong in their games to follow that weekend. The Muskies rolled through the competition scoring a combined 20 goals in two games, beating Rockford College 8-0 and Robert Morris 12-0. Kelly Jens started the Muskies off

Muskies rebound, look to keep streak alive

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he Muskies men’s soccer team started off their weekend with an impressive showing against Rockford College on Saturday. The Muskies went into this game with big expectations after coming off a disappointing game against Platteville; dropping that game 4-0. The Muskies played a hardfought game the would end in a tie and put their overall record to 1-11. After going the whole first half scoreless, Daiya Akiyama finally got the Muskies on the scoreboard scoring in the 60th minute. But Rockford wouldn’t go down that easy, proving to be a pesky opponent. Just as everyone thought the Muskies had the game wrapped up, Neil Moallem punched in a goal for Rockford tying the contest at 1-1. Even though the Muskies tried desperately to answer and regain their lead, having plenty of opportunities to win the game in overtime they just couldn’t capitalize on them.

Alex Piekarski also had three saves in the goal for Lakeland. But the Muskies didn’t have long to fix the mistakes, having to play Robert Morris they next day. The Muskies showed their perseverance by defeating Robert Morris 4-0 on Lakeland’s field Sunday. Faruk Dadzie and Paul Elzinga lead the offensive onslaught scoring two goals apiece, both scoring one goal in each half. The Muskies capitalized on Morris’ mistakes. Both of Elzinga’s goals came off of penalty kicks. Brandon Barry credits the quick turnaround for the Muskies to “better communication and moving the ball better than the team has in past games.” The Muskies look to keep the winning streak going. “We have to keep communicating, and hit feet on all of our passes,” said Barry about things the Muskies will have to do to keep the streak going. The Muskies will try to make it two in a row when they get on the field this next Saturday when they take on Benedictine at 3:30 pm. The game will be held at Lakeland College.

against Rockford College, when she scored the game’s first goal at the 5 minute mark. Liz Pritzl and Hannah Landgraf led the pack, both scoring hat tricks in the contest. Pritzl ended the game with three goals, and Landgraf ended the game with 4 goals. The Muskies kept on rolling on Sunday when they took on Robert Morris. The Muskies

Defeated Robert Morris 120. Once again Pritzl led the pack and scored 4 goals and clocked in her second hat trick in a row. Landgraf also scored two goals. Other Muskies who contributed to the scoring were Krystina Crook, Kelly Jens, Libby DeClark, and Brittni Peterson. Pritzl says that the Muskies are “starting to play together

more.” And that the young team is “starting to gain a lot of confidence” as they begin to move forward in the season. With the impressive weekend, the Muskies have earned their new overall record of 3-3. The Women’s Soccer team will play again on Saturday, the 22nd. The Muskies will take on Benedictine at 1 pm.

Season opens with win over Concordia By Brandon Rooker Sports Editor RookerB@lakeland.edu

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akeland opened its highly anticipated Northern Athletic Conference season with a victory over Concordia University Wisconsin on Tuesday evening. After a near two hour match, the lady-Muskies won in four sets. After winning the first and second sets, highlighted by kills from Taylor Daus and Caleigh Galvan, the Muskies lost the third set before winning the fourth again

thanks in part to kills from Galvan. As a team, Lakeland recorded 49 kills and 31 errors in 181 attempts. On Saturday, September 15, at the Wheaton College Triangular, Galvan once again helped the Muskies to a four set victory, recording 18 kills against Monmouth (Ill.). The Muskies recorded 52 kills and 23 errors in 138 attempts. After beating Monmouth 25-20, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, Lakeland fell to Wheaton 2516, 25-18, 25-20, in three sets. Lakeland was only able to record

18 kills while committing 18 errors in a loss to the Thunder. Faust led Lakeland with six kills in the contest. Despite the loss, Lakeland is 8-3 on the season, fairing far better than the 9-21 record they posted a season ago. The Lakeland College Women’s Volleyball team can be seen again September 21, when they will try to continue their stellar season at the Red Hawk Invite in Ripon. They will play at 4 and 6 p.m..

Muskies head into Concordia match with win By Brandon Rooker Sports Editor RookerB@lakeland.edu

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he Muskies defeated Concordia University Chicago to open their Saturday doubleheader before falling to Dominican (Ill.) University. Lakeland is now 4-5 on the season including a 2-5 record in conference. Lynn Pipke and Brittany Jurek both finished undefeated. Pipke, Lakeland’s no. 3 singles, defeated Kamili Udrenaite of Concordia 6-0, 6-0 and then followed it up

with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Jillian Metcalf of Dominican. Jurek, Lakeland’s no. 5 singles, defeated Hannah Kaul of Concordia 6-0, 6-1 before defeating Monica Budzak of Dominican 6-3, 6-2. Erica Hoffmann, Lakeland’s no. 4 singles, defeated Kristy Heimsoth of Concordia 6-0, 6-0 before losing to Marbeya Berner of Dominican. Hoffmann and Jurek also defeated Udrenaite and Heimsoth of Concordia 8-2 at no. 2 doubles. Jenna Oberthaler and Alissa Stephani also defeated

Kaul and Molly Maas of Concordia at no. 3 singles, 8-5. Pipke and April Schmitz defeated Dominican’s Metcalf and Rachel Taddy 9-7 at no. 1 singles. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the Muskies squared off against McHenry (Ill.) Community College, defeating them 5-4. The Lakeland Women’s Tennis team will be in action again Saturday when they take on Concordia Wisconsin at 10 a.m. The contest will take place at the Sports Core in Kohler.


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