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Recognition for some of Lakeland's unsung heros PAGE 5


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ew Apel, director of facilities management and planning at Lakeland College, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 14 at his home in Port Washington. He graduated from Sheboygan South High School in 1966, and then went on to enter the Navy where he served for three years during the Vietnam War, sailing the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and Mediterranean Seas. Upon returning home he continued his education and then served for over 25 years as facilities planning manager with Wausau Insurance in Wausau, Wis. He later continued working in that field for Zimmerman Design Group of Milwaukee, North Shore Country Club of Mequon, and finally Lakeland College. Apel was in charge of maintenance, housekeeping, and groundskeeping, and he worked on many different projects for Lakeland. When a new building was in the planning stages, he would meet with the contractor and make the proper arrangements. He played a major role in the construction of Brotz Hall, and he was recently helping plan the construction of the new daycare center. Apel was in charge of remodeling buildings and keeping the grounds in good condition. One thing that Apel was very excited about was the new master plan for the college. According to Tony Fessler, vice president of international programs and general counsel, Apel was the lead person in planning and “had a strong commitment to the beauty of Lakeland College.” Apel wanted to make it

even more attractive for the students and the public. Fessler stated, “Lew was one of the finest people I’ve ever worked with.” He said that Apel always had a smile on his face and cared deeply for the students. Apel was also a family man. Maggie Schlink, an administrative assistant of facility operations, said that he had pictures of his family all over his office and would talk about them all of the time, saying things like, “Me and the grandkids are going to bond this weekend!” Schlink said that Apel was known to be optimistic and not to dwell on things in the past. If someone was having a bad day, he would never let them dwell on it. He would look at them and say, “We’re going to make you the best person you can be.” He made everyone feel like they were worth something. One of Schlink’s favorite memJESSICA LILLIE/LILLIEJ@LAKELAND.EDU ories of Apel is when he brought Lew Apel in 2009 at Taylor Field, standing on the bleachers in front of the press box one of his grandchildren, Dylan, to after modifications, which he helped oversee, were completed. work one day. Dylan picked a toy Matchbox car out of Schlink’s toy He insisted that a plaque in- land musicians prepare to play drawer. The next day, Apel came scribed with the mission state- and sing at his funeral. They chose in and said, “Maggie, he played ment for Lakeland be hung in ev- pieces like Mozart’s “Ave Verum with that all day.” ery building on campus. Corpus,” “Come Unto Me” from Schlink commented about As a tribute from Lakeland Handel’s Messiah, and “Softly and Apel, saying, “He was profession- College at his memorial service, Tenderly Jesus is Calling.” Herrick al, but he sure was down to earth Fessler gave Apel’s wife, Marjorie, said that they chose these songs and liked people.” a plaque with the mission state- because they knew Apel enjoyed Professor Kathy Rath Marr, ment on it. classical music. natural sciences division chair, Apel’s eldest daughter, BrenAt Apel’s memorial service, said Apel loved Lakeland College’s da, is a Lakeland College graduate. there was a sheet of paper with mission statement: “Lakeland Col- He was very proud of this Lake- “Lewisms,” practical things that lege, a liberal arts college related land connection. he would always say. On the sheet to the United Church of Christ, is Even though he only worked were things like “Oh, in my corcommitted to educating men and at Lakeland for five years, Marr porate days...” or if someone was women of diverse backgrounds said Apel made a huge impression going on vacation, “I miss you alenabling them to earn a living, to on many people. He always had a ready!” make ethical decisions, and to lead smile on his face and was easy to The last “Lewism” on the purposeful and fulfilling lives dis- work with and talk to. sheet was “I bet you’ll miss me tinguished by intellectual, moral Janet Herrick, professor of when I’m gone!” and spiritual growth.” music, helped a group of LakeYou were right, Lew.

Vandalism befouls Grosshuesch Hall Multiple incidents disrupt residents and spur an investigation By Abigail Ortega Staff Reporter


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Remembering Lew Apel with smiles By Amanda Dillman



n Jan. 13 at approximately 8:50 p.m., a Grosshuesch Hall resident reported excrement in an empty dryer in the laundry room. It is believed that a resident did this as a prank. The excrement is alleged to have been obtained from the adjacent dumpsters where various animals seek food. There is no specific individual who has been found to be responsible for this incident, causing frustration and concern on the part of Residence Life Director Jim Bajczyk. “Being part of a community is to police the community,” Bajczyk said. “In the real world if people see crime and don’t report it, it

ends up in their yards and even in their homes, leading incidents to escalate and allowing damage to occur.” On Jan. 19 at about 1 a.m., residents of Grosshuesch were awakened by their Resident Assistants and summoned to an emergency hall meeting where they were informed that excrement was found once more in a washer with clothing in it. The RAs spoke to residents privately which allowed the residents to provide information confidentially, encouraging them to discuss their thoughts and concerns about these events. Grosshuesch Hall resident Josh Graminske expressed residents’ thoughts on the incidents. “The first time it happened, people

seemed to think that it was disgusting but somewhat funny. This time, people are extremely pissed. We were all taken out of our beds and didn’t get back to our rooms until 3 a.m.” Bajczyk said the clothes were not reported ruined and the washer was sanitized. He also said no sanctions have been determined for the vandalism, and there is still an ongoing investigation to find the culprit. “The staff did a wonderful job, and the students did a wonderful job. They had a meeting that night once it was found. And so they did air some of the grievances and the hall took a very active stand in talking against those actions,” Bajczyk said. “That’s the best way to make things stop happening be-

cause RAs can’t be everywhere at all times, and so unless somebody comes forward and knows something about it and tells us, it’s kind of hard to catch people sometimes. We hope that when people start thinking as a community, those actions will start happening.” When asked what steps were being taken to discourage this type of behavior, Assistant Director of Residence Life and Grosshuesch Hall Director Ryan Opahle, noted that the culprit is an exception to residence life. “From our discussions and our hall meeting, it was clear that there are many residents who do respect the community and who do want all residents to live happily and comfortably within the building,” said Opahle.



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Fitness classes offered on campus Lakeland moves with yoga and Zumba four times each week By Terceira Molnar Staff Reporter


oga and Zumba classes started this week. Yoga classes are held on Mondays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in the Chapel basement and on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. in the Wehr Field house. Zumba classes are held on Tuesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Both times meet in the Wehr Field house. Attendance is free for all classes. Individuals interested in participating in yoga should bring along a water bottle and dress according to the weather. No special shoes are required since attendees usually go barefoot. If participants own a yoga mat, they are encouraged to bring it along. Zumba participants should also bring a water bottle and wear good shoes for lateral movement. Pam Labouve will be teaching yoga classes on campus. She encourages people at Lakeland to take advantage of the benefits

of yoga. “Yoga practice can be a really good thing to compliment other activities. I also have yoga students who only do yoga because you use your own body, you don’t need extra equipment, you can gain strength, flexibility, balance—all those things.” This is the second academic year Lakeland College is offering Zumba, and the first year it is offering yoga. Director of Student Activities and Board Member of the Wellness Committee Kaye Martin said Lakeland is offering these classes because, “We need to promote wellness on campus and take care of our own people, so they can live, not just physically fit, but healthier and happier lives. These are small steps to make this wellness thing happen here on campus.” Martin explains these classes are not just for a workout but to promote a mental wellness to faculty, staff, and students. "People have a lot of stress. These classes offer easy choices for stress outlets."

To help reassure people who don’t usually like to work out or are timid about trying something new, Martin says, "I don’t like to workout. It's boring on a treadmill. But, these classes are an excuse to make me move, and it is more fun. You aren’t going into a room full of strangers. It's us." The fun-factor certainly holds true in the Zumba classes. Energizing music pumps through the air as the hearts of the dancers pump in their chests. And the voice of instructor Judi Goeden is regularly heard over the music shouting directions and encouragement to all the participants. Goeden says, “Everybody can do it [Zumba]. You don’t need any skill.” And if the steps become too complicated, she tells the dancers to improvise. “The most important thing is to keep your heart rate up—keep moving.” Lakeland has seen a good turn-out in the past with Zumba, and Martin says, "I expect a good turn-out of students, faculty, and staff. We need people to show up

and let us know they are interested, even if they can't stay the whole time. The greater the number the greater the chances these classes can be kept on campus." According to Martin, the meeting times are open for discussion if enough attendees have scheduling conflicts or are worried about being somewhere right after the classes. But for now she says, "You freshen up and go on with life." Yoga instructor Pam Labouve looks on as two participants hold a pose.

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Martha Schott Faculty Advisor


Participants dance in a Zumba class in the Wehr Field House.

Judi Goeden (under basketball hoop) offers instruction to dancers as she leads the Zumba classes at LC.

Get ready for a masquerade Weight Watchers and Life Choices each have advantages party at LC

Two health-centered programs at LC By Christine Deitte Staff Reporter


eight Watchers is coming to Lakeland College for the first time and is focusing on the new point plus program. The program will last for 13 weeks and will cost $156. Point plus focuses on four components: protein, carbohydrates, fiber, and fats. Different foods are assigned different point values, and each participant is given a number of points that they are allowed to eat each day. Points range from twenty-nine to seventy-two depending on a person’s age, height, and weight. Nate Dehne, vice president for student development, said, “This program helps students, faculty, and staff to make healthier [choices].” A key component to this program is commitment and having a positive attitude. There will be tips and motivation for staying on track to achieve weight-loss goals. Weigh-ins are held every week. Upon joining, participants will receive a book that has over 600 recipes with point values attached to them.

If you are interested in joining Weight Watchers at Lakeland contact Nate Dehne at dehnend@ by Friday, Jan. 28. Life Choices Challenge is a free, eight-week program that is being offered at Lakeland. It has been going on periodically for two years. This challenge is to help students, faculty, and staff make better decisions on wellness. Participants keep a log of the food that they eat, exercise habits, and sleep patterns. During the challenge there will be nutritional sessions where participants will earn tickets to win prizes in weekly drawings. The first session will be Occupational and Emotional Wellness. It will be held Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 11:30 a.m. in room 209 of the Laun Center. The wellness session is open to everyone interested in attending. There will be weigh-ins every Monday, and on March 23, there will be a party for participants, and more drawings will be held. This is a way for students, faculty, and staff to say, “Hey, I made a difference in my life.” The entry date for this program has passed, but questions may be sent to Director of Student Activities Kaye Martin at

By Julia Williams Staff Reporter



atch out Pub parties, LC-CAB is trying out a new idea. It’s the Masquerade, a Mardi Gras themed party. It will be held in Bossard Hall on Jan. 28, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. It is free to attend, and masks will be provided. A D.J. will be on site for music entertainment, and there will also be food. Because of the location there will be more space than there would be at a Pub party. Organizer Emma Drake said, “It will give people a chance to get to know each other in a fun atmosphere. With more room to talk, the whole experience should be a great way to meet people that you otherwise might not have or to get closer to the people you already know.” People are encouraged to be creative with their costumes. “Anything with feathers or bright colors is always fun. You could go out and buy one from a party shop if you’re not feeling crafty. You can go with a Phantom of the Opera influence or any of your own takes on the theme. I am looking forward to seeing how the campus reacts to the event,” said Drake.

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Are resident students cashing in or losing out? The real cost of your meal plan might just make you lose your appetite By Brittney Sandberg Editor-in-Chief


he cost of a line meal from Blue and Gold Dining is $4.00, $6.50, or $7.50 (breakfast, lunch, and dinner respectively), and the cost of a value meal (an entrée, large drink, and fries, salad, or fruit) from the Muskie Grill ranges from $3.78 to $6.09 (a hotdog meal and a bacon double cheeseburger meal respectively). But those prices only hold true if you are paying for your meal with Muskie Money or cash. If you are a student who resides on campus, you pay for your meals with the meal plan you are required to purchase. At first, that seems OK, even good. You don’t have to worry about carrying cash with you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But if you do the math, you realize that paying with cash would actually be the smarter way. There are four meal plan options—75, 100, 150, or 200 meals per semester—available to students who live on campus. The plan with 75 meals is only available to apartment residents. According to Margaret Teske, coordinator of housing, the plan with 150 meals is the most popular, so that is the meal plan I will focus on. To receive 150 meals and $335 of Muskie Money per semester, students must pay $1,715 each semester. Since Muskie Money can be spent on things besides meals, it doesn’t factor into this equation, and I will subtract it from the total cost. So, 150 meals cost a total of $1,380. Simple division of 150 meals into $1,380 tells us that each meal costs $9.20.

plan, had 40 meals left. That totals $368 of unused meals. If students were not required to purchase a meal plan that would be $368 which never left her pocket since she would have only paid cash for the meals she actually ate. And since she would have paid cash, she would have saved even more by paying the cash price. I’m not suggesting that Lakeland should implement a cash-only meal policy by next year. Changes take time, but the college can, and should, start transitioning to a new system. Lakeland could begin by changing some of its policies on meal plans. If students only had to purchase one meal plan per year (instead of one per semester) and meals carried over from fall to spring semester (instead of expiring), students could save money by purchasing one larger meal plan instead of two smaller ones. In response to this suggestion, Hopkins said, “Over the course of a year, revenue is going to remain relatively stable. It’s not a bad concept, but there may be more advantages to being able to change BRITTNEY SANDBERG/SANDBERGB@LAKELAND.EDU meal plans halfway through the Each meal costs $9.20 on Lakeland’s 150 meals plan versus a maximum cost of $7.50 for meals purchased with cash. year. If you find out at the end of that first semester that your meal If you have the 150 meals plan tical to value meals in that they of the operating expenses,” said plan doesn’t work, you can change (110 line meals and 40 flex meals), include an entrée, large drink, and Hopkins. it.” every time you eat dinner you pay fries, salad, or fruit; however, valLet’s take this equation one Since my roommate ate 110 $1.70 more than the cash price. ue meals are paid for with cash or step further. Just because you paid meals in one semester, we can Every time you eat lunch, you pay Muskie Money.) for 150 meals doesn’t mean you ate assume she would eat 220 meals $2.70 more than the cash price. According to Greg Hopkins, 150 meals. Since meals expire at during two semesters. She could And every time you eat breakfast, director of dining services, the the end of every semester, you can purchase 200 meals for $1,665 and you pay $5.20 more than the cash reason for this disparity is that ba- take $9.20 and multiply it by your pay about $115 cash (give or take price. You also pay anywhere from sic expense costs are not included number of unused meals, and then depending on breakfast/lunch/ $3.11 to $5.42 more than the cash in the cash prices, but they are you can kiss that money goodbye; dinner/value meal) for the extra price for your Muskie Grill flex factored into the cost of the meal having a meal plan doesn’t seem so 20 meals. That totals $1,780 for meal when you compare the cost plans. “All of those systems [meal OK anymore. the year, a savings of $1,650 comto the corresponding value meal. plans] are built to cover all of the At the end of last semester, my pared to what she had to pay for (Muskie Grill flex meals are iden- labor, all of the food costs, and all roommate, who has the 150 meals two meal plans this year.

Roads and sidewalks frustrate some at Lakeland When the snow piles up at Lakeland, why can’t the plows keep up?


By Amanda Conroy Staff Reporter


ooking out of a window in January at the gently falling snow, it all seems so peaceful and beautiful. The trees get dusted by the falling specks of white, and children (me included) become excited as they silently pray that there will be enough snow to cancel school the next day. However, this dream is crushed when the next morning arrives and school is still on. Clearing the snow off the car, shoveling the driveway, and clearing the sidewalk is annoying. When living at home, this becomes a personal problem. For those of us that live on campus, it becomes groundskeeping’s problem. I have only lived on Lakeland’s campus for one semester thus far, and have been fortu-

nate enough to be at home in Random Lake for the majority of the snow storms. However, this issue is bigger than just not being able to get your car out; the sidewalks on campus can be downright dangerous. There was a major snowstorm back in December. Roads became dangerously slippery, and snow piled up in towns and parking lots, including Lakeland. The usual protocol, according to Krueger’s second floor Resident Assistant Sam Schnell, is that the RAs in all of the buildings are notified and proceed to hang signs and send e-mails telling the residents to move their cars so the parking lots can be plowed. Schnell said the RAs were never notified to e-mail

residents during the last bad storm in December. Typically, groundskeeping contacts Residence Life, then the RAs are notified. There are “horror stories” around campus of people who spent two hours digging their cars out of the snow. One such person is Kim DeJong, a freshman Psychology major. “I don’t have a shovel on campus with me, so I called security to get one. They were nice enough to help dig me out, but it was ridiculous how much snow was behind my car,” she said. There are others who have fallen numerous times trying to get to class or to the Campus Center, including me. The worst spot on campus is the sidewalk (when it is actually plowed) across from

the suites in front of Bradley. There is snow and ice covering most of the sidewalk and walking on it is almost as dangerous as walking on the road. I have chosen the latter most days and have taken my chances with the slush and cars whizzing by me. In all seriousness, there should be no reason that it should take close to two days for the roads, parking lots, and sidewalks to get plowed. There is no need to wait until the storm is done to send the plows out. If everything is plowed, say halfway through a storm, everyone can get out of the parking lots, walk safely around campus, and things would be safer and more convenient for everyone.



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Carry-out options disappoint in the cafeteria Being able to save leftovers would decrease wasted food By Juleya Tucker Staff Reporter


enior Keith Woodson explained that he didn’t like the idea of not being able to take food out of the dining area in Bossard Hall. He feels that if he pays for the food he should be able to take it out of the cafeteria. If Muskie Mart meals can be taken out with the same swipe of a card, why can’t line meals? Woodson also explains that there are many athletes who have practice, and do not have time to eat dinner in time to go to their night class. “Athletes try to refrain from eating Muskie meals because of the high amount of grease; Muskie meals are the only option to take out during dinner, which is very unhealthy,” says Woodson. His last point is that if students have been waiting months for their favorite meal, such as a sizzling salad, how would they be able to eat it if they have class and

cannot take food out of the cafete- there is a Grab N Go program. It ria? allows students who have tight Another schedules complaint that to take many students food out of had is the posthe cafetesibility of binge ria during eating. lunch. Most stuHe says If Muskie Mart meals can dents natuthat the rally pile their Grab N Go be taken out with the same plates because program of the all-you- swipe of a card, why can’t line leaves stucan-eat setup. dents with Not wanting the option meals? to waste food, of getting a students may sub, salad, try to eat evAsian enerything all trée, or perat once since sonal pizza, food cannot be and they packed up and carried out. This can add chips or fresh fruit and a can also lead to more overweight beverage. Hopkins says that keepstudents. ing food in the cafeteria helps to Director of Dining Services, keep students from giving away Greg Hopkins, explains that al- plates of food to other people who though students are not able to did not swipe their card, which is take line food out of the cafeteria, stealing.

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He explains that if students wanted to take line meals out of the cafeteria, the whole system would have to be changed. Students would then have to pay for their food by the ounce. Each time a student would want more food, they would have to pay. Hopkins explains that is the reason for the all you can to eat program, because it allows students to get as much food as they wish without paying for another plate. Dining Services should trust that students are, at this stage in their lives, honest enough not to take food out of the cafeteria and give it to a friend. In the past, Hopkins has expressed concern about the amount of food being thrown away. Being able to take line food out of the cafeteria would help that problem tremendously. Students would be less likely to waste food if they are able to carry out what they cannot finish.

I’m not saying that students should be able to pile up an extra plate and take the food out, but they should be able to take out their leftover food. Carryout boxes could be kept at the end of the buffet line, so that students could pick one up if they don’t finish their meal. This would help to reduce the college’s high amount of wasted food.

Some students question why leftover food cannot be taken out of the cafeteria. Photo by Brittney Sandberg.

PHOTOOPINION What is your New Year’s Resolution, and how will you keep it? Jerome Biao Graduate Student

Vashia Gordon Sophomore

Business Administration


“Graduate and find a job doing business, strictly.”

Lingxuan Peng Freshman ELI

“To do well in school and study hard.”

“Eat healthier by reading nutritional facts.”

Brandon Melby Freshman Exercise Science

“To bench 300 pounds by football season by sticking to the team’s lifting program.’”

Yuta Yamazaki Junior Sports Studies

“I have gained weight because of American food, so I’m going to try to run more and lose weight!”

James Trazile Senior Music Education

“To be a better person and a better student. I can do it by not procrastinating and thinking positively .”


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M I R R O R Issue 1, January 27, 2011


Lakeland shuttle serves students day and night Drivers of the shuttle help students by loading groceries and other purchases

By Josh Graminske

Staff Reporter


he Lakeland Shuttle has been in operation for over 17 years. Since then, it has grown from a part-time workstudy position that gave rides two days a week, to a full time position in 2006. Because of Lakeland’s rural location, the college has provided the service free of charge so that students who may not have a vehicle are able to go shopping, go to work, or go on other errands like doctors’ appointments. The shuttle will take students anywhere in Sheboygan County, and it is almost always busy. Prior to the shuttle being moved to full time status, the drivers would sit in the office with little-to-no riders. But once word spread that the shuttle was available full time, the drivers had almost no downtime; now, they are almost always out on the road transporting students. If you have ever used the

shuttle, you know how friendly and helpful the shuttle drivers can be. During a ride-along, you can see first-hand how the shuttle drivers go above and beyond the call of duty for the people they transport. From going into a Walgreens’ Pharmacy to serve as a translator and aide for an international student who needed to get his medication to helping people load their groceries into the van to staying several hours past the end of their shift to transport students from General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee back to Lakeland; shuttle drivers are always willing to help students. Margaret Teske, Lakeland’s housing and campus center coordinator and the person in charge of the shuttle service, said that the shuttle van accumulates approximately 6,000 miles per month, which translates to around 72,000 miles per year! To put this into perspective, a typical driver usually tacks on about 7,000 to 15,000 miles on their personal vehicle each year, so you can see how

much time the shuttle spends on the road. Teske was asked if Lakeland has considered adding a second shuttle vehicle since the students’ demand seems to be so high for it. She said while it has been considered, the budget for it isn’t available at this time. It’s very expensive because of the gas needed to run the van, salaries for the drivers, and the vehicle’s maintenance costs. To give you an idea of how expensive it is to run the shuttle, here is some quick math: If the shuttle vehicle (a 2007 Ford Freestar) drives 72,000 miles a year, averaging 20 miles per gallon, it will use 3,600 gallons of gas. If gas is $3.05 a gallon, it will cost almost $11,000 a year in gas alone. There are seven shuttle drivers who come from different backgrounds. Two are retired Sheboygan County sheriff’s deputies, two City of Sheboygan police officers, a retired truck driver, one who is still employed full time elsewhere, and a business owner who runs a

printing shop in addition to driving the shuttle. Many Lakeland students rely on the shuttle to take them where they need to go. To some it is a convenience, to some it is invaluable, but to most it is dependable. The Lakeland Shuttle operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon

to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you would like to request a free shuttle ride to or from anywhere in Sheboygan County, please call (920) 627-0882. To help assure an available time slot, please try to book your ride early, as the slots fill up quickly. Appointments can be booked up to two weeks in advance.


The shuttle vehicle that transports students all around the county.

Teachers journey from China to teach at Lakeland Yangbo Zhou and Lili Guan travel to U.S. to help students and further their education By Danielle Rammer Staff Reporter


magine travelling thousands of miles away to a different country to teach, learn, and sharpen your skills. Your husband and small child, whom you left behind, are going about their daily business while working, going to school, and doing schoolwork. It sounds tough, but Yangbo Zhou and Lili Guan from Shanghai, China have already embarked on such a journey. Zhou received her Ph.D in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Lakeland College and the Business Department presented her with a collaborative teaching opportunity. She is here living on campus for one semester to gain knowledge as well as to learn and exchange teaching experiences. This is Zhou’s first time in the United States and she has a positive outlook on her experience so far. “I think the American people, and the people at Lakeland are very friendly and open. If you need some help, they will help you,” said Zhou, “so I think it’s a good choice for me to be here at Lakeland.” There are obviously some differences between the Chinese and United States educational systems. For example, in China, there are many students in one classroom. Therefore, children do not have as many opportunities to be active in class. It is more difficult for the students and the teachers to learn and exchange information with one another. Another difference is that education is

more highly valued in China, and so Chinese students tend to study harder than American students. It is difficult enough to make a transition into a whole new country and a new culture, but it must be even harder when you have a family back home that you constantly think about. “I sometimes get homesick and I miss my family,” Zhou said. “I have a daughter that is seven years old and in the first grade. My husband is back home taking care of her and helping her with her homework. She has about two hours of homework every night, so they are busy.” Despite their busy lives, Zhou and her family still find time to talk to one another on the phone

I want the education partners to exchange ideas and learn about the culture.

and through Skype where they can chat face-to-face. In her free time, Zhou enjoys playing badminton, shopping, and going to restaurants. “My favorite is the Chinese restaurants. I really love Chinese food,” Zhou said. “My favorite American food

is pizza; even my daughter loves pizza.” In 2008, Zhou, her husband, and her daughter took a trip to Beijing to see a ping-pong tournament in the Olympics. “Ping-pong is very famous and powerful in China,” said Zhou. Zhou seems to be looking forward to this educational opportunity. “I want the education partners to exchange ideas and learn about the culture and education, and how it is different from China,” said Zhou. “I want more opportunities to learn about the USA and the faculty at Lakeland College.” Lili Guan is also here from China, where she received a masters degree of management from Tongji University. Guan is here for one semester and is teaching and studying computer science. Her research fields are Multimedia, Digital Technology, Information Management, and IT Audit. She is also part of the collaborative teaching program through Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Guan lived in Shanghai for eleven years. “The weather is the same in Shanghia as it is here in the winter,” said Guan. “It is cold, so I am pretty comfortable here.” As a visiting professor, she wants to learn how to teach the students better study habits, and often stays in close contact with each student to document their progress. “I want to teach our students here how to live and learn in college,” said Guan. “I think they will be interested.” “I’m surprised by the Pub on

campus that is there for the students to have fun,” said Guan. “That wouldn’t happen in China. The students would be more focused on studying hard.” Guan also leaves behind a husband, who is also a teacher, and a son who is four years old. She, of course, misses being with them and speaks to them on the phone every day. She also uses Skype for the opportunities to talk to them face-to-face. In her free time, Guan enjoys skiing and has recently gone

Top: Lili Guan. Bottom: Yangbo Zhou.

on the ski-trip with Lakeland. “I learned a lot of new skills,” she laughed. “A teacher even went along with us. I thought that was interesting because at my university the student activities have no teachers involved.” The adjustment to American life has not been difficult for Guan. “I really like it here a lot,” Guan states. “The people here are very friendly. They will say hi and speak to you kindly, and they will listen when you need them to listen.”


Issue 1, January 27, 2011


The Lakeland College


Neighboring village has strong ties to Lakeland Franklin historian Carol Rittenhouse works to preserve history By Al Fairchild

Staff Reporter


sk a Lakeland student where the college’s main campus is located and you will most likely learn that it is northwest of Sheboygan, northeast of Plymouth, east of Elkhart Lake, or “just up the road” from Howards Grove. It’s almost never described as being next to Franklin. Most campus residents, in fact, do not seem to know much about Franklin, the tiny village sitting just off County Highway A near the southwest corner of the campus. It appears as merely a wide spot in the road on the way to Elkhart Lake, Plymouth, or Road America—hardly noticeable in today’s world of open highways and fast cars. Franklin, though, shares a history with Lakeland (aside from its close proximity to the college). According to an historical account titled “Wisconsin’s LippeDetmolder Settlement” by Jerome B. Arpke, the village began life during the mid-nineteenth century when about a hundred immigrants fleeing economic strife in Detmold, a city in the Lippe region of northwest Germany, settled along the banks of the Sheboygan River. They cleared and cultivated land for miles around, then built Franklin as a community center. Within a few years of the village’s founding, wrote Arpke, farmers Friedrich Reineking and Simon Steffen donated five acres to Pastor H.A. Winter to establish a school of theology. The original school building, called “Missionhaus,” was built in 1888. It later became known as “Mission House.” According to Rittenhouse, there was another Missionhaus; it was a lesser known building located within the borders of the village of Franklin before the college existed. It wasn’t an institutional building like Old Main, but merely a house that included a classroom. The classroom served

as a seminary for a short period immediately after the village was founded. Some consider that building, which still exists on the main road near County Highway A, as the first, albeit unofficial, home of Lakeland College. The first building on campus was constructed in 1862, and is nearly a mile from the village. It served to cut official ties between the two entities, causing a less formal relationship to evolve Rittenhouse said. According to some longtime residents, a more-or-less permanent trail was established through the woods between Old Main and Franklin. The trail provided access to Franklin Haus, a local tavern that had been built in 1857. According to many locals, Franklin Haus became the preferred “watering hole” for students of the period. Stories persist of barkeepers finding seminarians asleep some mornings, their heads resting on the tavern’s bar where they would be awakened and fed a substantial breakfast before being shooed back through the woods to school. While a few students still find apartments and rooms in Franklin these days, not much is said about the old footpath through the woods. Franklin Haus still stands on the east side of Franklin Road, and has been restored to nearly its original condition by Carol Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse purchased the property in 2005. The tavern still houses a water well that was hand-dug by the Lipper colonists. “This is considered to be the only such well in Wisconsin’s original settlements available for public viewing,” says Rittenhouse. The tavern’s owner has acquired adjacent properties dating to the same era and is working with Wisconsin’s Ethnic Settlement Trail (W.E.S.T.), a part of Ethnic Wisconsin, to restore a significant number of the village’s former business structures. One of these former buildings is the Franklin Mill, which is listed on

the National Register of Historic Places. Rittenhouse says she favors the creation of a park behind Franklin Haus and across the river. “I’d like to see the restoration project attract visitors,” she says. Rittenhouse envisions the restored structures being used as condominiums, guest rooms, and a farmers’ market to help attract visitors. Rittenhouse, in fact, is planning to introduce wine tasting and the sale of fresh, organicallygrown vegetables to the activities of Franklin Haus. Franklin is a unique community that has preserved an unusually high number of its historic features. One of those features has recently been lost. The old village’s dam, purportedly built over an actual beaver dam in the 1850s, was removed in 2001 after failing a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) inspection. The mill pond, which extended from the dam northward nearly a mile to County Highway FF, was drained and the river returned to pre-settlement levels. Even though the event altered the historical landscape, it could prove to be a blessing in disguise by attracting even more visitors. While the dam existed, the large surface area of the mill pond allowed the water to become warm, killing some native fish species sensitive to temperature changes. Now that the water is moving within the banks of the river again, the temperature has returned to its natural level. A news article titled “Alliance makes progress on ‘Twenty by 2000’ goal” on Wisconsintu. org said the Lakeshore Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Wisconsin DNR have worked to restore the channel and banks, transforming the area into a cold-water fishery capable of once again breeding the species. Just prior to the dam’s removal, Wisconsin Trout Unlimited predicted that ten miles of free-flowing river would eventu-

ally be restored. This would improve the habitat for smallmouth bass, northern pike, and trout. This could help make the area a more attractive fishing destination. That potential, along with the residents’ efforts to restore the settlement, seems to make the future of Franklin brighter than it has been for years. It may well re-

sult in the village becoming a more important part of Lakeland’s 2012 sesquicentennial celebration. In fact, attendees of that event may want to occasionally glance toward Grether woods. There, they might just catch sight of the shadowy figures of long-ago students sneaking into the trees on their way to Franklin Haus.

Far Above: Carol Rittenhouse, current owner of Franklin Haus, discusses her plans for the historic tavern. Middle Above: The frozen Sheboygan River which is located behind the Franklin Mill. Near Above: The Franklin Mill is listed on The National Register of Historic Places . Left: Franklin Haus, where Misson House students would occasionally meet for a drink or two. Photos by Al Fairchild.


The Lakeland College

M I R R O R Issue 1, January 27, 2011



Lose yourself in the darkness of “Black Swan”

Golden Globe winner for best actress Portman shines center stage By Jenni Heinrich Fun House Editor


fter years of being with the same New York City ballet company, Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman) is finally getting her chance at the part she feels she deserves to play. For the opening show of the company’s new season, artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) is replacing his prima ballerina Beth Macintyre (Winona Ryder) to find a younger girl when he chooses to do

the show “Swan Lake.” This new version, however, has the same girl playing both the White Swan and Black Swan. The White Swan is supposed to be innocent and graceful, and Nina is the perfect fit for this part of the role, but Leroy is not sure that Nina will be able to transform herself into the Black Swan. He has his eye on another candidate, Lily (Mila Kunis), who embodies the Black Swan not only in looks but in attitude as well. After showing Leroy that she’s capable of a little “bite,” Nina lands the role of the Swan Queen. She struggles to make the transformation from White Swan to Black Swan while the other aspects of her life begin to overwhelm her. Her overbearing mother, Erica (Barbara Hershey), who is a former ballerina from the same company, tries to help. In doing so, however, she ends up pushing Nina to her limits.

What finally pushes her over the edge, however, is when Lily begins doing everything in her power to steal the role of the Swan Queen. Or is she? This is not just the story that has been done to death about the stressed dancer who battles bulimia/anorexia, drugs, et cetera. Though this story has such elements, like the new version of Swan Lake, it also has its own twist. The film lets you see everything that Nina is going through— every breakdown and every fantasy—through her eyes. As she works on mastering the role of the Black Swan, her own innocence slowly slips through her feathering fingers. Portman plays this part astonishingly; it is nothing less than what you would expect from an actress of her caliber. Her role contains much of the same intensity that she put into “V

for Vendetta,” but with an added innocence that she portrayed in movies like “Garden State” and “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.” The intense and manipulative persona of Mila Kunis is similar to her role of Jackie Burke from “That 70’s Show.” With her carefree personality, Kunis plays the perfect “yin” to Portman’s “yang.” This movie will have you constantly guessing between whether or not it is reality, making the movie difficult to understand at times. The confusion, however, is what makes this movie so brilliant. As Nina transforms from the White Swan—sweet and innocent—to the Black Swan—dark and possibly a little insane—you find yourself a little confused, yet mesmerized by this movie. It lets you, as Leroy is continuously telling Nina, to “lose yourself.”

“The Book of Basketball” critques NBA with style Love basketball? You just may love Simmons’ new read By Danny Spatchek Managing Editor


ill Simmons loves the NBA. Like borderline-unhealthy loves it. He has since he was five years old in 1973, when his dad bought season tickets for their home team, the Boston Celtics. From that time on, Simmons has pined after his Celtics like a smitten teenager. He regrets to this day choosing prom over a playoff game (“I didn’t hook up on prom night or even come close”), remembers the exact expression on his face after Larry Bird missed a buzzer-beater by a fraction of an inch in the deciding game of the 1987 Finals (“I look like a doctor just told me I have VD”), and, because of the Celtics, had a racial identity crisis as a six-year-old, eventually assuming the Muslim name Jabaal Abdul Simmons (“I didn’t know any better. I wanted to play for the Celtics and most NBA players were black”). Now in his forties, writes Simmons in “The Book of Basketball,” he’s matured. He admits that even though he loves basketball and its premier league unconditionally, it’s not perfect, namely the way “Hall of Famer plaques are randomly showcased with no real thought given to each player’s specific place in history.” So, in what he terms a “pipe dream”— but what his readers will regard as a doped-up stroke of genius— Simmons argues for an NBA-specific Hall of Fame and creates a list of the 96 NBA players who belong in it. But even though his knowl-

edge of the league must be in the upper 99.9 percentile, can Simmons be trusted to objectively rank NBA players? As noted in paragraph one, he has something of a history with one east coast team. He’s an unabashed Boston sports homer and, to the delight of his column’s fans, doesn’t contend otherwise. In one such 2010 column, he admits that after discovering his daughter’s favorite color was Lakers Purple, he immediately launched a smear campaign against

...even though he loves basketball and its premier league unconditionally, it’s not perfect...

the Celtics’ rival in his house, telling her Kobe Bryant was mean to his children and Phil Jackson hated golden retrievers. With all this in mind, can Simmons be trusted as the lone member of a hypothetical NBA Hall of Fame committee? Yeah, right. And Grizzly Adams had a beard. But by the end of “TBOB,” Simmons’ mix of barstool humor and “I never considered it that way” insights about the NBA

make the issue of his objectivity seem unimportant. Consider Simmons’ section on his 57th ranked player, Tommy Heinsohn, the Boston forward who won eight championships in the 50s and 60s. Instead of writing strictly about Heinsohn’s merits on the basketball court, Simmons opts for a personality profile, painting Heinsohn as a cigarettesmoking, beer-drinking team clown. Sure, he notched clutch performances in postseasons, but Simmons deems it equally important for the reader to understand that, “Tommy sounds like the kind of guy who’d sneak into your hotel room, take a horrendous dump, not flush it and let it fester in there for ten hours until you came back to your room and passed out.” Segments like that make it nearly impossible to wonder if he ranked a player too high. But he still leaves no room for readers to doubt the integrity of his rankings. In a move unfathomable until the page it happens, Simmons concedes that his idol, “The Basketball Jesus” Larry Bird, was not better than Magic Johnson or Kareem. It evidences the supreme respect Simmons feels for basketball; he wouldn’t write a 700-page book just to tell a few snotty jokes. Really, Simmons’ Hall of Fame is just an Obamacare-lengthed plea for NBA justice, and it’s not the only one he makes. He devotes an entire chapter to settling questionable MVP races, like the 1997 “crime scene” in which Karl Malone edged out Michael Jordan just because “everyone was Jordaned out.”

He’s sincerely disgusted with the racism that caused Oscar Robertson to lose faith in humanity. He even feels a little defeated himself when he witnesses owners lead teams with their wallets instead of their hearts, like Suns owner Robert Sarver, whose stinginess Simmons claims deprived Steve Nash the chance to pass to the likes of Joe Johnson and Andre Iguadola: “Why own an NBA

team if you’re going to cut costs? What’s the point? Why would that be fun? So people could stare at you during dinner and whisper, ‘Hey, that’s the cheap-ass who owns the Suns’? This pisses me off. What a wasted chance, and what a waste of Nash’s prime. (Note to the Phoenix fans: you can now light yourselves on fire).” Note to readers: Bill Simmons loves the NBA.


Student Life

The Lakeland College

M I R R O R Issue 1, January 27, 2011

Podcasts often remain an overlooked experience These valuable tools can be both educational and entertaining

By Justin Ruka

Staff Reporter


e are currently living in the age of information – an exciting time filled with iPhones, iMacs, and iPads. Everyone seems to be using these new devices to connect through Facebook, tweet with Twitter, and text family and friends. We also like to listen to music. The music industry has drastically changed with the introduction of iPods, or MP3 players. Now through iTunes and other similar

software, it is extremely simple to search for, sample, and buy songs digitally. You can easily sync these songs up to your device, and away you go. There is, however, one more use for your iPod that you’ve probably heard about but may not have had the desire to explore for yourself. This “overlooked experience” is the podcast. A small survey was conducted on campus to gauge how familiar students were with the world of podcasts. Out of the 20 students surveyed, just over half claimed to know what podcasts were, while

only ten percent said they listened to them on a regular basis. For those of you that are not familiar with what a podcast is, the easiest way to describe them would be that they are downloadable talk-radio shows. These shows usually cover specific topics and cater toward specific audiences. The podcast, while having been in varying development phases since the early 2000s, became greatly accessible to the general public and had its greatest increase of popularity in 2005. This was also the year that Apple


integrated a podcast directory into iTunes, which allowed users to subscribe to podcasts. Since then, podcasting has continued to be a popular source of information and entertainment. During this past November and December, the sixth annual Podcast Awards took place. Over a million listeners nominated 2,931 shows. A possible question on your mind now, however, is probably why you would even want to listen to a podcast. For starters, a majority of them are free to download, unlike buying songs. Better yet, the producers tend to release them on a weekly basis. This typically gives you upto-date information on whatever topic is being discussed, whether it be the latest news in the tech world, a review of a new movie, or an overview of the week’s paranormal happenings. Podcasts are also very informative. You should easily be able to find certain podcasts that complement your major or minor here at Lakeland. These may cover topics that you would not necessarily learn about simply by taking college courses. A subsection of iTunes entitled “iTunes U” even hosts lectures and seminars from prominent universities, including Yale, Stanford, and Cambridge. Podcasts are a perfect way of keeping up with the news in the field you are studying. Perhaps you just need a break from your studies and want to listen to something entertaining. Podcasts can also help you with this. Whether your interests include sports, theme parks, Hol-

lywood, or a wide variety of other topics, chances are you’ll be able to find a podcast that you will enjoy listening to. Finally, podcasts are very interactive. Most even have a loyal community that follows them. Facebook, Twitter, and forums all aid in their interactivity. Many podcasts also encourage listener feedback. This could come in the form of answering listener emails, playing interviews, hosting contests, or even organizing meetand-greets at various locations. It is a great opportunity to make connections with others interested in the same topics that you are. So how do you get started? Again, podcasts can be found on iTunes or similar software for most other MP3 devices. If you do not have an MP3 player, you can also listen to podcasts on your smartphone, iPad, or computer. Once you find a podcast you like, you can subscribe to it. You should easily be able to find a “subscribe” button on iTunes that appears near the podcast you desire. Once you have subscribed to a podcast, the most recent episode should automatically download to your computer, so you can sync your podcasts much faster to your device. Podcasts can be great to listen to while commuting, exercising, or even while just hanging out in your room. To find out more about where to start, visit for 2010 winners in categories including business, comedy, education, entertainment, food/drink, gaming, health/ fitness, politics/news, religion, science, sports, technology, travel, and more. is a great place to start searching for your next favorite podcast.

Verizon iPhone, cell phone bills AT&T competition (finally); cell bills to bust bank By Michael Knaak Copy Editor


ccording to an article titled “Your mobile phone bill is going up,” by David Goldman on, the costs associated with using a mobile phone are on the rise. “Wireless carriers are quietly hiking the prices customers pay for their mobile phone service,” Goldman said. Out of the four major networks, three have raised their rates or have tossed out discount deals in the month of January. According to Goldman, the increased costs are needed to offset the networks’ increasing demands. More people are using smartphones to download data. Couple that with 3G iPads and other tablets, and networks’ workloads become even heavier. William Stofega, program director of mobile device technology and trends at research firm Inter-

national Data Corporation, said, “We’re undergoing a transition from 3G to 4G, and it’s really, really important for them [wireless carriers] to have capital to make good on all their propositions.” The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the Verizon iPhone is slated to get an unlimited data plan for $30 per month. The article, written by Roger Cheng on Jan. 25, asserted that Verizon Wireless has confirmed these details. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told the news source that the deal is an incentive for AT&T customers to make the transition to Verizon. McAdam also told The WSJ that this deal would be a temporary offer. “Speaking later Tuesday morning, Mr. McAdam said the iPhone unlimited plan… will follow AT&T’s move to tiered pricing in the not too distant future,” said Cheng. The No. 2 carrier in the country, AT&T, has millions of subscribers who signed up for

unlimited plans but were then grandfathered into the tiered pricing last summer. Ed Hardy of reported that Verizon plans to give some customers a $200 discount off the full price of a new iPhone 4. The deal will be available to customers who purchased another phone between Nov. 26 and Jan. 10. The discount will come in the form of a Visa gift card. The Verizon iPhone is scheduled to be released on Feb. 10 and can be purchased on Verizon’s website, at Verizon Wireless stores, and at Apple retail stores. Existing Verizon Wireless customers may be eligible to preorder the iPhone 4 on or around Feb. 3. Expect to pay $199.99 for the 16GB model and $299.99 for the 32GB model with a new 2-year agreement. iPhone 4 will also be available for purchase at full retail price - $649.99 for the 16GB model, and $749.99 for the 32GB model.


Fun House

The Lakeland College

M I R R O R Issue 1, January 27, 2011

Just another way to lose money


By Jenni Heinrich Fun House Editor

Slip and slide

Why can’t some people drive? By Jenni Heinrich Fun House Editor


have recently come to the conclusion that most people cannot drive, especially in the winter. They might be preoccupied with what is going on in their cars, driving too fast, or perhaps they are just horrible drivers. My most recent encounter was with, hands-down, the worst driver ever! The driver was an older man who looked to be in his 80s or so. This assumption that he was the worst driver ever first surfaced

when he pulled out in front of me—normally not so bad, it happens all the time—but in this situation he was driving the wrong way and almost hit me head on. After realizing he was going the wrong way, he turned around and followed me so closely that if I wanted to, I could have flicked a booger on his windshield and seen it land! He put on his high beams, and I finally just let him pass me. Once in front of me, he slowed down and began going 40 mph in a 55 mph zone. I was livid. I passed him and took a few random turns to try and lose him,


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but no luck. It began to snow and rain really hard, and with the now slushcovered roads, I began to slow down so as not to slip. Needless to say, the old man did not feel the same way. Swerving while trying to pass me he spun out three times, the last time hitting a small snow bank. I slowed even more to make sure he was OK. As I began to drive back, however, the man reversed and almost hit me—again! This, I’ll admit, got my blood boiling, so I sped up to try and get his license plate and call him in. When I was almost close


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A moderately interesting fact: Almost all varieties of breakfast cereals are made of grass.

enough to read it, something flew out of his window. Before I could even guess what it was, a plastic cup full of chewing tobacco landed smack-dab in the middle of my front windshield. Not only was it a mess to get off, it smelled absolutely foul! I was so upset at this point that I slammed on my brakes. I fishtailed and almost hit a snow bank, but, luckily just missed it. After a few minutes of listening to some of my Disney songs (“Can you feel the love tonight?”) I was at last calm enough to drive again. I decided to go to a movie to try and lower my blood pressure a

bit more. After my movie, I headed home feeling much more relaxed. As I approached a flashing yellow light, I slowed down. Not being able to see over the mountain of snow, I proceeded cautiously. I was halfway through the intersection when a car came flying off the highway, and straight through a flashing red light. I spun out and almost took out a traffic light. As I looked up, a little shaken, I could not believe my eyes. It was the same little old man. Unbelievable—crazy old man!

By Terceira Molnar Staff Reporter



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M I R R O R Issue 1, January 27, 2010

Wrestling team competes at tough tournaments Roberson, Renon continue standout seasons; Wheaton Invite up next


he Lakeland College wrestling team traveled to the Dubuque Duals and took on No. 18th-ranked Dubuque University and Buena Vista College Jan. 22 in Dubuque, Iowa. The Muskies, wrestling without an injured Renon, fell 42-9 to Dubuque and won only two weight classes. Earning victories at 157 was senior Isaac Roberson, and at 285 was freshman Tom Phalin. “I felt like we wrestled uncharacteristic of our ability,” wresting coach Mike DeRoehn said. Roberson earned the 6-5 decision over Ryan Warczynski, while Phalin pinned David Vinton in 30 seconds. “Isaac beat a national qualifier from the University of Dubuque, and Tom Phalin picked up a pin at heavyweight, but it was kind of a rough day. For whatever reason we just didn’t compete to our ability like we have been,” DeRoehn said. Jan. 16, Roberson and sophomore Ryan Renon took first place at 157 and 165, respectively, in the Dan Gable Open Sunday afternoon at the Kolf Sports Center in Oshkosh, Wis. Roberson and Renon led the Muskies in a seven-team, highly competitive open, highlighted by the University of Wisconsin-


Junior 174-pounder Miguel Luis holds on to an Eau Clair wrestler on Nov. 6. Luis placed fourth in the highly competitive Dan Gable Open on Jan. 16 in Oshkosh.

Madison, the third-ranked Division I team. Other top schools included the second-ranked Division III team, the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, and Divi-

sion II powerhouses St. Cloud State (Minn.) and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Renon earned the 2-1 decision in the championship match

over UW-Madison’s Ben Cox. He rolled past Dan Schiferl of UWOshkosh 9-2 and earned a quarterfinal bye. “Renon really stood out,”

DeRoehn said. “He’s actually beat a couple of UW-Madison wrestlers this season. Granted they’re redshirt wrestlers and secondstring guys, but they’re still DiviSEE WRESTLING/PAGE 12

Men’s basketball holds third place in NAC North Wins against Wisconsin Lutheran, Aurora push Lakeland to 5-4 By Nicole Geurts Features Editor


he men’s basketball team was in action Jan. 18 against Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) foe Concordia-Wisconsin. The Muskies found themselves up by seven points early in the first half. At halftime they had a 38-37 advantage, but they weren’t able to hold on to their lead. Lakeland Basketball Coach Aaron Aanonsen said, “We came out great and executed our game plan well. In the second half though, we came out a little flat and weren’t able to make defensive stops.” Junior Jack Ridgway had a career high of 32 points, however it would not be enough as Lakeland College would suffer a 95-84 loss to the first place team. Concordia’s Edward Newton-Kemp hit a three pointer in the opening seconds of the second half to take a two point lead that the Falcons would never give away. The Falcons went up by as many as 17 points in the final minutes of the game to stay undefeated in conference. Lakeland’s high scorers were junior Bobby Komorowski, who scored 18 points, grabbed four re-


Freshman forward Justin Ward elevates for a shot against Aurora Jan. 22 at the Moose and Dona Woltzen Gymnasium.

bounds, and had three steals, and junior Josh Regal, who contributed 13 points to go along with five assists and three steals. Ridgeway ended the night 10-of-17 from the floor, including 6-of-7 behind the arc. The Muskies bounced back as they took a win from Wisconsin

Lutheran College last Thursday, Jan. 20. Freshmen Justin Ward and Tal Diekvoss each contributed 17 points to lead the team to a 90-77 win. The Muskies shot 61.3 percent from the field in the first half to take a 21 point lead heading into the locker room. Ward hit

a lay-up to tie the game at nine. Lakeland then took the lead and never looked back. Aanonsen was pleased with the team’s energy and defense that night. “We played really well,” said Aanonsen. “We came out with a lot of energy and shot the ball

well. In the second-half we came out with that same energy and we did the things we needed to do.” Ridgway scored 15 points and added two assists. Junior forward Germell Heard added eleven points, seven rebounds, and three assists. The Muskies sealed another win against Aurora on Saturday, Jan. 22. Ward recorded his first collegiate double-double with 14 points and ten rebounds to lead the team to a thrilling 72-70 victory. The Muskies had a first-half run led by Komorowski and Ridgway, to go up 23-7 with eight minutes left in the half. They both hit back-to-back three pointers and allowed Lakeland to take a 38-27 advantage heading into halftime. Komorowski went 6-of-11 from the floor leading the Muskies with 17 points. He also added six rebounds. Ridgway recorded 15 points and added two rebounds. Lakeland forced 16 turnovers and was able to capitalize on them. Aurora went cold from the floor in the first half shooting only 30 percent. With these games in the books the Muskies now hold a record of 10-7 overall and 5-4 in conference play. The team is back in action tonight at Maranatha Baptist in Watertown, Wis.


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The Parable of the Prodigal Fan By Danny Spatchek Managing Editor


fter spending half my life supporting NFL teams promiscuously, I’ve finally come home. I’m a Packers fan again. Before you organize the townspeople for a march on my house, let me just say that I understand the anger you’re feeling. I understand because I’ve felt it too. This summer, when the U.S. soccer team qualified for the knockout stage of the World Cup, the entire country suddenly became soccer fanatics. As someone who loves soccer, I can’t explain to you how ravenous with anger—yes, ravenous with anger—I was hearing people who didn’t know the difference between a club team and a club soda try to talk soccer. Like when American sportswriters called soccer “football.” Or when I watched the Spain-Netherlands final with friends who sighed, “Nothing’s happening,” whenever the ball wasn’t inside the 18-yard box or Nigel De Jong wasn’t trying to impale a Spanish player. Needless to say, by halftime my resolution to answer their sighs of, “Nothing’s happening,” with sighs of, “Serenity now,” had gone kaput. So I did the only thing a man in my sad position could—drank ‘til I couldn’t feel feelings anymore. Believe me, I know there’s a special place in hell reserved for bandwagon jumpers. But the thing is, I’m not posing as a football fan. I rarely mention it, but I have a P.H.D., a Poser Hatin’ Degree. (FYI: If you read this on the Mirror’s website, references like that to “Malibu’s Most Wanted” are hyperlinked to YouTube videos. And Danica Patrick gets naked. Just kidding. But seriously.) And unlike the “Nothing’s happening” friends I watched soccer with—who had no clue who Andres Iniesta was when the game started and have no clue who he is now—I know the Packers. I know Aaron Rodgers carrying the Packers’ offense without a running game this season was nothing short of amazing. I know the Packers proved themselves wor-

thy to be in the Super Bowl in the first sixteen games by playing against a Murderers’ Row schedule with eight legitimate contributors on injured reserve. And I know the Packers re-signing Justin Harrell is about as likely as a Christian couple naming their son Judas. It’s not like these are things the average Wisconsin guy doesn’t know. Believe me, he knows. Just like his girlfriend who doesn’t really like football knows. Just like her mom who finally bought a computer and hasn’t stopped searching for naked pictures of Aaron Rodgers since said purchase knows. Everybody knows. Everybody loves the Packers. For a while, I pretty much did too. Sure, I colored a picture of Kerry Collins surrounded by five Panthers before the ‘96-‘97 NFC Championship, but I had just seen “The Jungle Book.” Show me a sixyear-old who doesn’t prefer the Panthers, Bears, and Bengals more than a weird mascot like the Packers after watching “The Jungle Book” and I’ll show you a liar. But I basically got with the program during the next season. I still slept under a Carolina Panthers bedspread, but I also proclaimed that the Packers were “my other favorite team” and bought my favorite player’s jersey, Mark Chmura’s home-green “89.” Yes, I loved Mark Chmura. Have any predictions? Again, I was an impressionable little kid. My dad watched Star Wars all the time and Chmura shared a nickname with Han Solo’s wookiee. He also jumped really high to catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl against the Broncos. For seven-year-old me, the only choice more obvious than Chmura was peanut butter and jelly for lunch. As you must have guessed, when a teenage girl accused Chmura of rape I took it kind of hard. Chewy did…what? No, honestly, I didn’t understand what he did. I’d heard the word “sex” on TV after Bill Clinton boinked Monica Lewinsky, but my mom never really explained it to me. And, unlike last time, I didn’t really want her to. I was more com-


Who among us hasn’t dabbled in body paint to avoid telling our friends we’re not Packers fans?

fortable thinking Chmura was innocent, and that sex was a kind of cake. Denial set in: “Chewy didn’t mean to hurt her,” I said. He was only horsing around with her, like the real Chewbacca did with Han when he got bored from being on the Millennium Falcon so long. He didn’t know his own strength. So what if she got a little bruised? So what if he didn’t even have the decency to pretend to be interested in her personality? So what if his ball ‘fro kind of smelled? Han didn’t complain. I eventually decided to leave Chmura and the Packers. His betrayal hurt and getting rid of every reminder of him, including his team, seemed like the only way to stop the pain. So I did. And that’s when my life as an NFL fan began to spiral out of control. It started when I contacted some of the Jungle Book teams I already knew: the Panthers and the Bengals. For a while I went with Muhsin Muhammad. But they were just gateway teams, Playboy magazines that soon weren’t enough to satisfy my urges. I had less control over my urges than Chazz Michael Michaels in “Blades of Glory.” I cheered for the Titans to beat the Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV. I wore a Daunte Culpepper jersey in my sixth grade class picture.

Luckily, time matured me. I realized that those countless nights in who-knows-whose jerseys had left me smelling like the inside of a fake leg. So in high school I gave up on my goal to wear a football jersey every day, and my social life blossomed. I met some nice people. But like all nice people in Wisconsin—like all people in Wisconsin—they were Packers fans. I vowed immediately never to hang out with them on Sundays. After all those years with all those teams and players, the memory of Chmura still lingered. He was my first favorite player. My vow didn’t last long. Not wanting to raise suspicion about my allegiance, I watched games with them all the time, and all the time I cheered like my life depended on Green Bay’s successes. My life may well have depended on it. Last year, they took me to the Packers-Cowboys game at Lambeau. By then, I’d perfected my charade—always the first to toss obscenities at the Packers’ opponents, crow like a lost boy when they scored, you name it. I might have been the biggest cheesehead of us all for all they knew, heir to St. Vincent. So, when I heard the Dallas game was in the afternoon slot in November, I had to suggest we go shirtless and paint Packers jerseys on ourselves. When you’re in this deep there’s just no negoti-

ating these things. Sometime between getting congratulated for our convincing body paint jerseys by a fat guy with an old leather helmet on, and Charles Woodson’s game-sealing interception, I realized something. I loved being a fake Packers fan. And if I loved being a fake Packers fan, wouldn’t being a real fan again be even better? I figured there was only one way to find out, so this season I’ve supported the green and gold in earnest. It’s not always been as easy as before. When Julius Peppers tried to give Aaron Rodgers a concussion Sunday, I wasn’t nearly as concerned with spitting eff-word after effword at Peppers as I was about Rodgers’ condition. It wasn’t fun at all. As Rodgers stood up, I realized what I hadn’t before. For a true fan, the game isn’t always supposed to be fun. It’s supposed to be worrisome. Like the mom who dresses her kid in a mattress pad in “The Little Giants” worrisome. Not a minute after the Packers beat the Eagles, one of my friends half-jokingly, half seriously said, “I almost wish we lost so I didn’t have to worry all week.” After the Packers beat the Bears Sunday, let me tell you, I felt the same way. Whether you celebrate it or not is up to you.

Students weigh in as Super Bowl XLV approaches Poll: 74 percent of students surveyed picked Pack in NFC Championship By Greg Heinen

Advertising Manager


t is that time of year again! Super Bowl Sunday is on the horizon. The big event is set for Feb. 6 with a 5 p.m. kickoff on Fox. The game will take place at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The stadium holds roughly 93,000 fans, and this year fans can buy atrium tickets to watch the game on HD monitors just outside the stadium. There is plenty of entertainment slated for Super Bowl XLV. Christina Aguilera is performing the National Anthem, and the Black Eyed Peas will be playing the halftime show. Keith Urban

will also perform during the pregame festivities. Here are some interesting tidbits about the Super Bowl. According to, 8 million pounds of guacamole are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, and, with that, 14,500 tons of chips. The average Super Bowl party contains 17 attendees. Only 5 percent of people will watch the game alone. The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because the NFL season spans over two calendar years. Prior to the conference championship games, a survey was conducted among Lakeland students on campus. Thirty students were

surveyed. The survey was conducted by selecting 15 males and 15 females randomly, regardless of whether he or she was a football fan or not. First, students were asked who would win the NFC Championship Game. The results were 74 percent in favor of the Packers, 13 percent nodded to the Bears, and 13 percent were undecided. Next, they were asked who would win the AFC Championship Game. The results came to 50 percent thinking the Steelers would win, 33 percent favored the Jets, and 17 percent were undecided. Next, students were surveyed on the Super Bowl picks. Two-thirds of the votes went to

the Packers. The “do not care” category came in with six votes. Two votes apiece went to the Bears and the Steelers. There were no votes cast for the Jets to win the Super Bowl. Based on this survey, Wisconsin’s own professional football team is heavily supported by Lakeland students. The final question pertained to the reason students watch the Super Bowl. Twenty-three said they watch it for the game itself, four tune in for the commercials, and three responded they do not watch the Super Bowl. Ever seen the “never missed a Super Bowl” commercials? Well, Lakeland’s own Mali Urpanil, freshman, said, “My Grandpa is

one of the four guys who’s been to every Super Bowl. His name is Bob Cook. He lives in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.” She also mentioned that he had a Packer “G” tattooed on his arm, and he is a huge Green Bay Packer fan. Urpanil noted, “Grandpa still has tickets, pictures, a Super Bowl jacket, and patches. He wants to keep going, no matter what.” Most of the students I surveyed were pumped for the big game. The students were pretty accurate with their picks. They picked the Packers and the Steelers to win. Wisconsinites are ecstatic about the “green and gold” going to the Super Bowl. A lot of Lakeland students are, as well!



The Lakeland College

M I R R O R Issue 1, January 27, 2011

Women’s basketball wins back to back NAC games Dennewitz and Coenen lead Lakeland to critical win against Marian By Danny Spatchek Managing Editor


he Lakeland women’s basketball team snapped a three game losing streak by reeling off two straight home wins against Northern Athletic Conference opponents Aurora and Marian last week. The women cruised to a 5947 win over Aurora on Jan. 22 driven by a 16 point, nine steal performance by junior point guard Becca Tilleman. Lakeland improved to 4-6 in the NAC North while the weekend loss was just one of many this season for 1-9 Aurora, the NAC South’s cellar team. Lakeland trailed the visitors early in the first half before rattling off a 16-0 run to go up 20-9 just after the ten minute mark and grabbing a 28-18 halftime lead. Spartan center Michelle Perry, who had a game-high 19 points and eleven rebounds, pulled the visitors within eight of the Muskies to start the second half, but junior forward Alyssa Schuttenhelm answered with a three-pointer, and Aurora never threatened Lakeland’s lead again. Lakeland’s defense harassed


Above: Freshman guard Aimee Thrune looks to swing the ball against Aurora Jan 22. Below: Chelsea Coenen shields the ball with gusto as she drives past a defender.

the Spartans all day, forcing them into 15 turnovers and 35 percent shooting from the field, including 22 percent from three point land. Lakeland shot 37 percent from the

field and 29 percent from behind the arc. Senior guard Chelsea Coenen had an eleven-point, eight-rebound line while freshman guard



sion I Big Ten athletes. His goal is to win a national championship, and so I would think that knocking off some high quality wrestlers like that lets him know a national championship’s within his reach.” Roberson beat Mike Magawa of UW-Parkside 9-4 in the championship match. He earned a 12-8 decision over Trevor Dryreson (UW-Oshkosh) in the semi-finals and had the 14-3 major decision over Jerry Wanty (UW-Oshkosh) in the quarterfinals. “He’s still undefeated for the season,” said DeRoehn of Roberson. “He really is having a great year and has made some positive changes to his technique and to his mindset and how he competes.” After losing in a 15-3 major decision over Cullan Morrissey of St.

Cloud State earlier in the tournament, junior Robby Frias wrestled his way back to the third-place bout at 141 where he again met Morrissey, this time registering a 10-6 win. “Robby had been in a little bit of a rough patch prior to that tournament and then he started to reel off some wins and I told him, ‘I think you’re getting your mojo back.’ And I think he did,” DeRoehn said. Freshman Jacob Bugajski placed second at 149, before falling in the finals to Nazar Kulchystkyy of UW-Oshkosh. Bugajski earned the 12-3 major decision over Dylan Riley (UW-Oshkosh) in the semifinals. At 174, junior Miguel Luis placed fourth after falling 7-3 in the third-place match to James

Dederich (UW-Oshkosh). No team scores were taken at the open. DeRoehn said Renon and Roberson could make the podium at the national tournament “as long as they continue to keep working,” and called his team “resilient” for the way they’ve handled a season in which there has been significant changes to the program. “We’ve had our fair share of challenges, but they’ve responded positively to whatever has been thrown at them, and we’re seeing a lot of progress from the majority of our guys. The team will return to action Jan. 28 for the first day of the Pete Wilson Invitational in Wheaton, Ill., a tournament DeRoehn said is “as close as you can get to the national tournament.”

Aimee Thrune chipped in eight points. “We played a complete game today and we were able to take them out of their rhythm,” women’s basketball coach Teri Johnson said. “Becca Tilleman had an outstanding game, probably one of the most complete games of her career. Her intensity on the defensive end is something we depend on and today she was solid on defense and elevated the team’s play.” On Jan. 19 Lakeland squeaked out a crucial 67-61 win against division rival Marian. As of Sunday the Muskies were within a game of the Sabres in the chase for the fourth and last playoff spot in the NAC North. Coenen scored 13 points and had five rebounds to lead Lakeland in a game that was close throughout. The Muskies built a 35-25 lead going into intermission and had extended it to 53-35 with 12:19 remaining in the second half, but Marion reeled off a 25-7 run and tied the game with just over five minutes remaining. Coenen then rattled off two clutch jumpers, and in the game’s waning moments, Lakeland did just enough from the charity stripe to preserve the victory. Junior forward Allison Davis had a ten-point, ten-rebound double-double and senior guard Mary Dennewitz and Schuttenhelm each contributed eight for a Lakeland team that shot 35 percent from the field for the game. The Sabres shot 33 percent from the field. “We were just a more focused team,” Johnson said of her team’s performance in the win. “I think getting Mary [Dennewitz] back after we’ve been missing her for about three games gave us some additional scoring that we were missing. We had a great first half,

very patient on offense. Defensively I felt like we had the energy to get some big stops. In the second half, I would’ve looked for us to settle down a little bit more on offense, but overall it was just our execution in the first half that gave us some confidence.” “To qualify for the NAC tournament we will have to have some more solid wins,” Dennewitz said. “We need to step up and shoot much better, especially against much tougher opponents like Wisconsin Luthern, WisconsinConcordia, and Edgewood. If we can upset some of these teams I believe we can possibly qualify for the NAC tournament.” Johnson said she tried to motivate her team in different ways over the break, seeking the advice of other Lakeland coaches including Athletic Director Jane Bouche, and moving them from their traditional locker room to one near the back of the Wehr Center Jan. 6. “We need to have more individual workouts, more people coming in to make us better outside of practice,” she said. “I think that’s a life lesson for anybody. You go to your job nine to five but sometimes you have to put the work in outside of that environment. Things don’t come easy all the time in life and you have to step up to those occasions.” Johnson said the team moved back to their old locker room Jan. 21. She said the team’s move back “has nothing to do with winning or losing. I told them it has to deal with progress and rewarding that progress a little bit. The bigger focus is on motivation, on competitiveness in practice. So as a coach, you just continue to look at things to try to get a spark, or a rise out of your team.” The team traveled to Alverno Jan. 25, and will play Saturday in Milwaukee against MSOE.

Spring 2011, Issue 1  

Lakeland Mirror

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