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Lakeland to double Internet bandwidth Meet Lakeland's new pub manager PAGE 5

Fun House

Sieglaff in the Fun House! Again... PAGE 9

Sports

Men's soccer fails to make NAC tournament PAGE 11

Stream faster starting Nov. 9

By Michael Knaak Managing Editor knaakm@lakeland.edu

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akeland is doubling its bandwidth on Nov. 9. The pipe controlling Lakeland’s Internet traffic is being upgraded from about 50 mega bits per second (mbit/s) to 100 mbit/s. “As of right now with a 50 [mbit/s pipeline] we’re hitting our max during the evening and a couple times during the night,” said Director of IT Operations Larry Marcus. “The way that we shape now is a little bit different. We take what we refer to as critical traffic, normal traffic, and low traffic, and then we carve out specific percentages of the whole.” This was done recently to help alleviate bandwidth cap issues, but, according to Marcus, from now on the college should just be able to keep increasing its amount of bandwidth. He hopes to be able to double LC’s bandwidth again as soon as a couple years from now.

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Chikodi Chima titled “Report: Netflix hogs 32 percent of peak Internet bandwidth,” Netflix, HTTP, YouTube, and BitTorrent

rounded out the top services of day one is using an Internet conInternet traffic and accounted for nection and the type of traffic. 64.4 percent in North America. For some, anything more Because of this, multimedia than an instant can feel like too long of a period Internet Activity for Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 to wait for one’s Facebook page to load. But Lakeland students can rest a little easier next week knowing they can waste less time waiting for their social media sites to load and have more time to study for classes. Time Warner will remain as LC’s Internet service provider. Previously, Time Warner installed a fiber optic cable streaming is given low priority in that is capable of delivering up to residence halls and normal prior- 1 giga bits/s, but budget limits the ity in classrooms. Internet speeds utilization of the pipeline’s full cawill vary depending on the time of pabilities.

"Living Room Professor" wins faculty award Lucretia Crawford nominated by Lakeland alumni By Danny Spatchek Editor-in-Chief spatchekd@lakeland.edu

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gaged with them, I want to know what they’re thinking about. A lot of the time I’ll ask this question that says, “Invent your own question” to get them to be the author-

gained respect for her “living room teaching philosophy,” and tries to emulate it when he teaches. “I like people who are themselves, who are genuine, and she’s

hen a woman wearing a flannel shirt and jeans walked in the classroom on the first day of Rob Pockat’s Core 1 class during his freshman year, he thought she might be a janitor or a housekeeper. “All of a sudden she introduces herself and says, ‘I’m Lucretia Crawford,’” he said. “Going over her credentials, she says ‘I have my Ph. D., but don’t call me Dr. Crawford, just call me Lucretia.’ That easy, laid-back style wasn’t your typical college professor.” That “laid-back” style of teaching is what Crawford, an associate professor danny spatchek/spatchekd@lakeland.edu of English who has taught composition, Core, and hon- Lucretia Crawford with her Outstanding Faculty award ors classes since she was hired at ity. I really think of my classroom a real genuine person. She gets Lakeland in 1983, called her “living as being my living room.” along with everyone on campus. room teaching philosophy.” Pockat, an IT graduate as- She’s always in a good mood. I just “I want to treat my students sistant, graduated last year with have a lot of respect for her and as if they are in my living room,” degrees in Education and English. what she’s been able to accomshe said. “I want to have conversa- He had Crawford frequently for plish,” he said. tions with them, I want to be en- his English classes, and said he Pockat respected her so much

that he nominated her for the Outstanding Faculty Award, an award given to Lakeland professors who are also alumni. Crawford is a Lakeland alumna. She graduated in 1980 with a degree in German and went on to receive her master’s in English from the University of Notre Dame in 1983. In 2002, two years before getting her doctorate in English from UW-Milwaukee, she won the Underkofler Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. And on Oct. 15 at the Alumni Celebration Banquet, with her husband, son, and sister in attendance, Crawford won the Outstanding Faculty Award. She talked about her students (past and present) now working at Lakeland in her speech. “I’m just so lucky that I get to see the results of what I do. In this building I could go upstairs and find one of my students, [or] I could go downstairs and talk to Rob, who was one of my students. I’m so lucky that I get to see that I did make a difference because they’re here.”


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Convocation today in the Bradley building Dyer and Leithauser kick off the Great Lakes Festival By Jenni Heinrich Layout Editor heinrichj@lakeland.edu

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awards for her writing. She was also a co-winner of a chapbook [a small book/pamphlet containing poems, ballads, stories, etc.]

ince the early 1990s, Lakeland has hosted 13 Great Lakes Writers Festivals (GLWF). Tonight and tomorrow’s festival will bring that number up to 14. Karl Elder, fessler professor of creative writing, poet in residence, and coordinator of this event at Lakeland, describes this festival as a “two day event in celebration and recognition of the art form.” During the 11 a.m. convocation today, Joyce Dyer and Hailey Leithauser, the featured writers, will be reading in the Bradley auditorium. Dyer writes mainly nonfiction, and, according to the GLWF website, is the John S. Kenyon professor of English at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. She has written four books and was the editor for “Bloodroot: Reflections on a place by Appalachian Women Writers.” contest that was sponsored by Dyer has had her work pub- Word of Mouth Books and Ellished in multiple magazines and der’s “Seems.” anthologies. She has won multiple Leithauser writes, for the

most part, in the poetry genre. According to the GLWF website, Leithauser currently lives in Silver Spring, MD, coordinating the Café

On Nov. 3 and 4 there will be different events taking place throughout the day to celebrate the GLWF. These events begin with the convocation today at 11 a.m. and will end with workshops taught by Dyer and Leithauser throughout the day tomorrow. The workshops are set up for high school students as well as Lakeland students and the general public. If you wish to attend one of these workshops, you must sign up to attend today before the convocation. Thursday there will be an additional, more informal, reading in the Pub at 7:30. Students will not receive convocation credit for attending this reading. However, there will be refreshments. If you are interJenni Heirnich/Heinrichj@lakeland.edu ested in learning more about this festival go to Muse reading series. She has had greatlakeswritersfestival.org/ numerous publications and is also events for descriptions as well the recipient of numerous writing as a full detailed schedule of the awards. festival.

Romeo. Romeo. Wherefore art thou Romeo? In the Bradley auditorium November 10-13 By Danny Spatchek Editor-in-Chief spatchekd@lakeland.edu

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hen Charlie Krebs asked students last year what they thought of doing Romeo and Juliet as this fall’s play, they told him that they didn’t want to do an oldfashioned production of it. No one who sees Lakeland’s version of Shakespeare’s famous story of star-crossed lovers will call it that after seeing one of the shows, said Krebs, Lakeland’s associate professor of theater and speech, and the play’s director. Instead of the “proper” music associated with a typical 1600s court playing during the ballroom scene, Lakeland’s Romeo (sopho-

more Andy Kay) will meet Juliet (senior Kayann Botana) to music that might be heard in the pub. Instead of wearing old-fashioned garments like the Capulets and Montagues wore in the original fair Verona, the entire cast will wear all-white clothing, so that running images shot from an LCD projector will be visible on their clothing and so that in scenes with, say, swordplay, lightning flashing on the duelers will give the scene an even more foreboding feel. After Romeo poisens himself, instead of having him squirm for a second and seemingly stop squirming forever, he will take off the white, revealing the black clothes underneath, and be a new character, the ghost of Romeo,

to create something [that the] stuwhom only the audience can see. dents could connect to.” Krebs said that they also cut Opening night is a week from about an hour out of the show–it’s today. For more information on now roughly two and a half hours– ticket prices and show times, go but that all the crucial parts of the to lakeland.edu and click on the play remain. “Calendar of Events” link. “One of the questions I was asking myself was, ‘How has Shakespeare survived for four hundred years?’” said Krebs. “I think it’s because his themes are universal. We all know what it feels like to be in love, or to fall out of love, or to lose somebody that Danny Spacheck/Spacheckd@lakeland.edu means something to us. I was trying Charlie Krebs directs cast members at a recent rehersal.

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Residents of the suites trick or treated Oct. 31 as part of a program by Resident Assistant Joey Lehto..


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CSI helps the hungry

Ice cream sundaes really do make things better By Reina Katoh

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akeland’s Community Service Initiative (CSI) group raised $120 for the World Food Programme of United Nations (WFN/UN) at a Sundae Fundraising event on Nov. 1. CSI members served ice cream with a variety of toppings for $1 in the campus center. The money they raised will be sent to WFN/ UN - a worldwide organization which supplies food aid to countries whose people are suffering from hunger and poverty in addition to facing natural disasters – at the end of this semester. “Overall, the event was successful because we raised more money than we expected,” said the president of CSI, Akniet Rysbek Kyzy, a senior criminal justice

major from Kyrgyzstan. She also said that she was glad to see generous people with an understanding of the situations people face in other countries, and know how many children in Haiti can be saved by the money they donated. “I think that the important thing is not only donating money, but also knowing the world poverty [from those statistics],” she continued. Rysbek Kyzy has worked for WFP/UN since the ninth grade in the United States, and was very willing to introduce the significance of CSI and WFP/UN to everyone at Lakeland. “Because most of our charity events are held outside of campus, the majority of the students [here] really don’t know what CSI is actually doing, and who for,” she

said. Last year, CSI groups across the country collected over 1,000 shoes for Haiti, and sent care packages to American troops in Afghanistan. “Even though one dollar seems to be a very small amount of money to us, that dollar will be able to provide food for four people for one month in Africa,” she added. For Rysbek Kyzy and other CSI members, the fundraising event was a good opportunity not only to inform people on the seriousness of the world poverty, but also to introduce them to the activities of CSI. She explained that CSI’s main goal is simply to make someone’s life better. Rysbek Kyzy thanked Mark Wagner, interim director of dining services, who agreed to donate the ice cream for this event, as well

as James Trazile, a senior music education major and Leo Liu, an ELI (English Language institute) student, for volunteering to perform music at the event. CSI is planning to have another fundraising event, in which they will serve hot chocolate this December. The money will go to Haiti though WFP/ UN. If you want to know more about the organization and how the money will be used, please check WFP/UN’s website, wpf.org.

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CSI serves ice cream sundaes to students who came to help the cause.

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Student Association—making a difference at LC S.A. works to become more accessible for student body

By Stephanie Rebek Staff Reporter rebeks@lakeland.edu

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tudent Association (SA) is becoming a more active student government this year by getting their name recognized on campus. Jayna Vande Voort, the president of SA, said, “SA really wants students to be aware that they can make a difference on campus, and their opinions will be heard. If there is anything that they would like to see changed, then all they have to do is talk to me or anyone else on SA, and we can relay that information to the right people.” Vande Voort said SA has played an important role in the following: creating a Food Advisory Board, Pub renovation, Shenanigans in the Pub, creating academic committees, and cleaning the woods.

The goal of the Food Advisory Board is to determine what students would like to see served in the cafeteria – be it healthier food, themed dinners, multi-cultural cuisines, or more home-made items. Pub renovation is also a major task on campus, and SA is going to be helping to make the Pub look and feel more like a sports bar by creating a more appealing atmosphere for people to hang out and relax in. Several things will be changing for the Pub; there will be four new flat screen TVs, an Xbox Kinect, new color schemes, new curtains, and Lakeland College sports memorabilia on the walls. SA also worked to get the Pub open during lunch time. “Shenanigans in the Pub” is sponsored by SA on the last Thursday of every month with free pizza, music, and a chance

Melting Pot Jam By Rob Schoettler Staff Reporter schoettlerr@lakeland.edu

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eople to People, BSU, and The Faculty Outreach Committee will hold the Melting Pot Jam on Nov. 5 from five to eight in the evening at St. Luke Methodist Church in Sheboygan. The Melting Pot Jam is a pot luck supper that recruits people to house international students and attempts to connect Lakeland College with the community. “This event creates relationships with domestic and international students,” said Ron Haas, professor of math and computer science, who is leading the event as part of the faculty Outreach Committee. Along with the pot-luck, the

event will include a problemsolving challenge. In the one given last year, small groups were given drinking straws and masking tape to construct a mechanism that would allow an egg to survive a ten foot drop. Later, groups were given crayons and a sheet of paper on which to draw a picture of their country’s flag. “This problem-solving exercise allows people from different backgrounds to bond when they have sweated and worked together on a task,” Haas said. Haas expects around 50 students to show up to this event. There will be transportation provided to and from the Jam. For more information, or to sign up, students should contact Collin Steller at stellercn@lakeland.edu.

to speak your mind. They plan on asking students to fill out a survey on the cafeteria, housing, the Pub, and other areas on campus where they would like to see change. The Academic Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Convocation Committee are the new committees that have been formed by SA in order to discover what students are academically interested in. This will allow them to help suggest classes to have during May term or for specific majors. Students will also be able to give input on the different convocations they would like to attend. At the beginning of October, Student Association teamed up with Eco Friends to clean the woods. People who participated cleaned up brush to make paths easier for walking. This also benefits Lakeland’s wrestlers, who often have to run through the

woods. “Student Association is here for the students. If a club needs help sponsoring an event because they don’t have enough members or participation, SA will co-sponsor it with them. We are also here to help other organizations fund activities or events,” said Vande Voort. Student Association is trying to become more accessible. They have created a Facebook page, will be able to post things on the my.lakeland page, and are going to have a bulletin board in the Campus Center. This is so that people can see what SA is doing and contact them more easily. Student Association meetings are open to anyone. Meetings start with the cabinet members speaking, followed by committee updates, and cover-

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age of events being hosted, and end with a guest speaker to get different perspectives. Meetings only last about 30 to 45 minutes, and are held the last Thursday of every month.


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By Jenni Heinrich Layout Editor heinrichj@lakeland.edu

By Al Fairchild

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ave you ever walked through a door and waited an extra few moments to hold the door for the person behind you, only to have them completely ignore your act of kindness? I’m not saying that every time I hold open a door for someone I expect him or her to stop, shake my hand, and thank me. I don’t expect a written thank you. A simple nod of the head, wave, or “thank you” should not, however, be neglected. Nodding your head takes about a second. Lifting your hand in the air takes about two. A simple thank you also takes about two seconds, one if you just say “thanks.” I get that sometimes your hands are full. Or maybe you’re caught up in conversation with someone else. But taking up to three seconds to show even the slightest bit of appreciation is not too much to ask of a person that probably took the same amount of time to hold the door for you. This same principle can be applied to driving.

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was expanding my original list of “Ways to Recognize a Non-trad,” when Jenni Heinrich, who writes the column above this one, saw my ideas and asserted that I was only writing about “old” nontrads. She was right. Non-trads come in a variety of flavors— old, young, tall, short, male, female… you get the picture. Anyone who took a break after high school—be it for four years or 40—is a non-trad. Those in the Kellett School are usually non-trads, although some of their classes are incorporated into traditional programs. I don’t think there really is an official, in-depth definition, but I’d say that part-time students are definitely non-trads, while full-timers who live on campus and who are working their way through school are not. Go figure. I took an informal survey around the Mirror office, asking how everyone defined nontrads. The two who answered

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Have you ever been driving and stopped to let someone cross the road, or let a car go at a stop sign before you, and had them completely blow off the fact that you waited for them to cross/go? Again, I don’t expect the person crossing to come up to my window and personally thank me for letting them cross. I do, however, think it’s rude when there is no acknowledgement of this. I also don’t expect that the driver of the car that I let go before me will stop, get out of the car, and regale me with thanks. I just don’t think that a simple nod or wave is too much to ask. People don’t always do nice things with the expectation that others will do something in return, or even with the expectation that they will be acknowledged for it. However, if everyone stops recognizing when someone does something simple like this, it could very well affect the amount of people that continue to perform these simple acts of human kindness.

with something other than, “Go away, I’m writing,” said that if you commute—even if you entered college directly out of high school and you carry a full load of classes— you’re a non-trad. Congratulations, Jenni, and welcome to the club. My point is this: Stereotyping our crowd by using such a narrow definition serves only to reduce the pool of available subjects for me to write about. That makes finding ideas for this column really hard, and I don’t want that. So when I attribute something to a non-trad from now on, I’ll try to specify what kind of non-traditional student I’m talking about. For instance: “You can always tell who we cranky old non-trads are, because we usually show up for classes early, then rush out to the restroom two minutes before they begin.” And, of course, we are the only ones who don’t look puzzled when someone says, “In A Gadda Da Vida.” Or, “You can recognize a non-trad commuter who’s been stuck behind a tractor pull-

ing a leaky honey wagon down the highway because, when you ask why she’s late, she’s liable to rush to the Wehr Center, drag back a treadmill, and scramble to the greenhouse and get a cactus, which she might then glue to the treadmill belt and hold your head down on it with a fourinch spike heel up your nostril while she cranks the belt to warp speed, and then—each time the cactus comes around— holler something at you like, “GO AHEAD JERK. ASK ME AGAIN!” Yeah. She might really do that. And believe me, it’s painful. Here’s the bottom line: students at Lakeland are individuals, whether they are nontrad or not. Keep that in mind and be sensitive. And be very careful of commuters who arrive late to class. I’ll be heading over to Health Services now.

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 Lakeland’s students, faculty, and staff are welcomed to write letters to the editor to express their opinions on public issues or in response to editorials printed in The Mirror. Letters can be typed or handwritten and should not exceed 700 words. Letters must be signed by the author. Names will not be witheld unless circumstances or issues of safety demand it. The Mirror reserves the right to edit all submissions for length. Expletives will be deleted. Submissions will be printed as space allows. They may be held for publication at a later date. Mail: The Lakeland College Mirror P.O. Box 359 Sheboygan, WI 53082-0359 E-mail: mirror@lakeland.edu Phone: (920) 565-1316

Letter to the editor: Giving thanks to the silent majority By Nate Dehne

Vice President for Student Development dehnend@lakeland.edu

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akeland College…we care about your education so you don’t have to!” This statement was made to me a few years ago by a colleague as a sarcastic suggestion for a potential marketing slogan. This colleague was suffering from a high level of frustration around this same time of year after spending countless hours working with students that were either unable or unwilling to engage in their academic and personal endeavors at the college. I laughed off that sarcastic comment back then, but as I have now spent 3+ years working and playing a role at Lakeland in which President Gould asks me to do all I can to support student

success and development, I, too, find myself with that same level of frustration after countless hours of student meetings, departmental staff meetings, and executive level strategic planning sessions focused on how to make all of our students successful. “Do I care about their education so they don’t have to?” “Do I want it more than they do?” These are the questions that I cannot get out of my mind lately. At times when I feel as if I am reaching my breaking point, I do what I have always found comfort in: I talk to my good friends and colleagues here at Lakeland. In one such conversation, a very trusted and wise colleague reminded me that I could do one of

two things: 1) Spend additional time and effort lamenting and worrying about students that choose not to take advantage of the incredible opportunities that we provide. 2) Take the time to show my genuine appreciation for students that actually see Lakeland College as an opportunity to learn about their academic discipline and themselves, and give back to the institution as much as they receive (in reality, the majority of the students at Lakeland). I have decided to focus on the latter. Thank you to the students who see their classes as opportunities to gain knowledge that will help them serve themselves and others in the future, not as unnec-

essary interruptions in their social lives. Thank you to the students who go about their business everyday treating others with the respect and dignity that they would like shown to them instead of being those students who disregard displays of normal human interaction, like a simple “Good morning,” in passing on the sidewalk, and demonstrate with their words and actions how [they feel] everyone and everything else around them are problematic. Thank you to the students who realize that the people working here consider this place a home, and take their work seriously, instead of believing that the people who work here consider this just a “job,” and thinking that everyone is out to make their lives miserable and treat them like

children. I’ve decided that instead of feeling that I care about your education so you don’t have to, I will spend more time thinking about, and investing in, those members of this community (students and faculty/staff alike) that demonstrate they do care. Will I “want it” more? I’m sure I will, for some, but rest assured that I will continue to bring my best to this institution, day in and day out, because for those of you that do care - you deserve the best. As the late Steve Jobs, cofounder of Apple, said: “We don’t get the chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life.”


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Plaza dedication brings alumni, stories By Danny Spatchek Editor-in-Chief spatchekd@lakeland.edu

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land of opportunities— that’s what Lakeland was for him, says Mark Schow-

alter. Before he graduated in 1979, Mark was in the band, choir, and theater programs at Lakeland. He even carried Lakeland’s mail into Sheboygan—before diabetes took his sight in his senior year. Oct. 15, Homecoming Saturday, 20 mph winds whip through campus. Mark stands in front of Old Main, next to his mother, Joyce, who went to Lakeland for a year but left in 1957 to work when she and Mark’s father, George, got married. He wears a black jacket and his hair is gray. Unless you’re standing close, you can’t tell he’s blind. He is just one of the many in a crowd of alumni and friends of the college at this dedication ceremony for the newly opened Sesquicentennial Plaza and front entrance. He’s just one of many who listens as the Lakeland Singers belt “O God, Our Help in Ages Past,” the hymn of the college, past the wind. Who listens to Chaplain Kelly Stone preside over a Lakeland ceremony for one of the last times before she goes to work at Wellesley. Who listens to three speeches made in honor of the occasion: one by married alumni Ralph and Dianne Mueller, class of ‘58 and ’57, respectively, one by senior Margarita Barraza Diaz, and one by President Stephen Gould. They all describe their unique stories with the college.

Mark doesn’t take the podium – but not for a lack of feeling about Lakeland. He cares plenty about the college. He’s on the Lakeland Alumni Association Board. When he mentions he’s a part-time minister at a United Church of Christ congregation in Iowa, he feels it’s necessary to mention UCC churches are “connected to the college.” He calls the plaza he can’t see “beautiful.” He’s just one of the many here, in this crowd. Is it possible they all have stories like Mark’s? That every person here feels he or she has a story set at Lakeland or because of Lakeland? Look at them. Why would an attorney from Sheboygan, Bob Melzer, who didn’t go to the Lakeland but to Northwestern, not only volunteer to be on the college’s Board of Trustees, but still be volunteering 40 years later? Why would Paula Gaumer, coordinator of a program at Lakeland that offers high school students course credits, transfer from the University of Illinois to Lakeland in the early 70s and be standing here today? Why else would Linda Schlaak – a Menasha resident who never graduated from Lakeland, lived three years in Krueger Hall in the early 80s before leaving for Fox Valley Tech, but never graduated – be here this morning and be on her last payment for one of the $150 bricks that is helping fund this Sesquicentennial construction project, and say that, after all these years, she’d “love to come back and finish.” But look: the ceremony has ended. Now, the stories are mingling. Dianne Mueller talks about

Mark Schowalter stands in Sesquicentennial Plaza with his mother.

one of her college memories with Judy Taylor, who graduated a year after she did and who today wears her jacket hood tightly over her head because even now that she doesn’t have to stand still as others talk the wind is cold. “There used to be a barn where you could keep your horses. It was by where the science center is now,” Mueller says. “Paul Krueger, the president’s son, kept his horses there and several other students kept their horses there. And then the barn burned, but they got the horses out.” They talk near pavestones with their names on them. Taylor points to her paver: “Judy Taylor 1958 / In Memory Of All / Lakelanders Not With Us / To Leave Their Mark.” Mueller and her husband Ralph, class of ’58, bought three pavers, one in memory of their parents, one in memory of their

brothers, and one thanking former college Presidents Krueger, Morland, and the current president, Gould, the man who moments ago in his speech said, “Every brick, every building, every space on this beautiful campus is there because someone else, a friend of the college, a member of the alumni, cared.” Someone else stands near the fountain in the middle of the plaza. It’s Dorothy Mohr, another donor. She talks of attending Lakeland from 1938-40, transferring to Milwaukee State Teacher’s College because she couldn’t become a kindergarten teacher with a degree from Lakeland, her husband George who attended the academy, college, and seminary at Lakeland and passed away 27 years ago, her three sons who went to Lakeland, and holding every office in the Lakeland women’s auxiliary.

When she’s just gotten to the part about how, until it disbanded, the auxiliary always used to serve tea and food at Lakeland graduations, a man named Bill appears with a woman in a puffy green jacket and glasses. This is one of President Morland’s daughters, Letitia, he tells her. Whatever came next is forgotten. “Oh for heaven’s sake—Letitia!” That’s what Dorothy says. For her, today, that’s part of what Lakeland is. A land in which Letitia, an old character from a story she remembers, has returned. Editor’s note: As of Nov. 1, 543 people have sponsored bricks or pavestones that are funding the donation campaign the front entrance project is part of. On the Lakeland website there’s a running list of their names. It takes eleven minutes to get from A to Z, from Kyung-Jun Ahn to Leeann Zoeller.

Pub becomes more interactive with new changes

Supper clubs to pub parties: the story of Steve Diederichs, pub “man”ager By Jenni Heinrich Layout Editor heinrichj@lakeland.edu

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hen he’s not representing himself as a furniture-manufacturing representative, Steve Diederichs, Lakeland’s new pub manager, is working to renovate the pub and make it more comfortable for students. Steve has two associate’s degrees—one from UW-Manitowoc and the other from UW-Milwaukee, in arts and science and business respectively, and is currently taking classes at Lakeland to fulfill his bachelor’s degree in business. Managing wasn’t something that Steve went to school for specifically. It has been a second job. Coming from a position managing Pizza Garden, a supper club in Manitowoc, he wanted something different, and Lakeland presented an opportunity for that. “[The adjustment has been] fun, interesting, just different, different pace,” said Steve, who started at Lakeland during the

summer. “[Students] obviously Pub. He has many ideas and is exwant different things, different tremely excited to jump into these food, than a middle-aged adult.” projects. One of the things he has Working with college stu- started is “Lunch in the Pub.” dents is a definite change from From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. everythe mostly middle-aged patrons day, the Pub now offers a variety he had been used to; not only with the difference in taste, but in the way they act as well. “All I can say is you see people on campus during the day, and then you see them after a pub party, and you don’t look at them quite the same the next time you see them during the day. “After they come in between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. they’re certainly a different person when you see them the next time around,” he JENNI HEINRICH/HEINRICHJ@LAKELAND.EDU laughed. Steve is working New pub manager Steve Diederichs pours a cold one. hard to renovate the

of sandwiches, flatbreads, sides, chips, and, of course, drinks. The drink menu has been expanded with a new cocktail menu, a selection of featured wines, and the Muskie mixed drink—a fruity mixed drink. The drink and food menus are continuing to grow as Steve experiments with new food and drink specials, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Steve is aiming to always have something new going on, to keep things fresh and interesting and to keep people coming in. Mostly, though, he is trying to make the Pub more alluring during the day. “My biggest goal right now is to make the Pub more interactive during the day time by bringing in the lunch food, which [students] can use their Muskie money for, bringing the pool tables up to speed, and bringing in some newer TVs.” Along with the changes in food and drinks, the Pub will also be undergoing a mini-renovation. It will begin with a new paint job and blinds, four flat screen TVs,

an Xbox with Kinect, and possibly a Wii at some point. Steve also hopes to introduce weekly activities, such as pool and dart leagues, in addition to the beanbag league that will be starting up soon. Steve wants to continue improving the Pub in an effort to make it more interactive. The budget, however, doesn’t allow for a whole lot at this point, he said. He has plans for fundraising in the future to bring in more money to allow for even more renovations. Though he does have ideas in mind, he doesn’t want to get students excited if some of them don’t work out; as a result, he’s not divulging that information at this point. Steve encourages students to share both what they’d like to see in the Pub, as well as what types of fundraisers they would be most interested in. “Input from students, and people who visit the Pub, is always welcome,” said Steve. “They’re the people we’re trying to make it more enjoyable for.”


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Issue 4, November 3, 2011

Features

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en Endres and Pat Meyer took a stroll down to the local Family Video in hopes of finding movies to review. In the Halloween spirit, they decided to rent some scary movies (italics are supposed to be spooky). However, they decided not to rent well-known, well-made horror films, but rather obscure, assumed poorly-made horror films. Ben and Pat came to two conclusions: 1) Family Video has a lot of obscure, poorly-made horror films, and 2) If Family Video sold all their awful stock of horror movies, they could probably buy, at least, three good Criterion Collection films. Anyway, Ben and Pat selected a handful of “scary” movies to review for you, the beloved Lakeland student body (even though Halloween will be over by the time you read this). Pat reviewed “Hunger” and “Death Row.” Ben reviewed “Bloodz vs. Wolvez” and “Bear.” Enjoy, or don’t.

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Hunger(2009)

ummary: Five teenage strangers find themselves locked in an underground dungeon. They soon realize they are part of a sadistic experiment to see how far humans will push themselves to survive. Left with only barrels of water and a scalpel, they must fend for their lives. Review- The film pretty much goes as you would expect from the title. The participants, led by the eldest male for a while, grow weak and finally realize they have to dine on one of the members. The doctor of the group and voice of reason refuses to partake in the feast, probably due to her being a vegetarian and the lack of proper wine to go with the flesh. This movie provides little shock value like you would expect, and has more to do with the weird, silent man who put them there because of his own encounter with cannibalism. Why should it be scary? This film might be scary to someone with a fear of being kidnapped only to find themselves in an unfamiliar place with no way to get out, or anyone who doesn’t want to be torn to pieces. Is it scary? Sadly, this film feels like Saw, without the interesting story and twist ending. The goriest scenes aren’t even shown in this film like in Saw. Best scene/line- The best scene of this film has to be when the younger male character is eating and blurts out, “Don’t look at me while I’m eating! What did I tell you about looking at me while I’m eating!?”

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Death Row (2006)

ummary: College students are making a documentary on an abandoned prison on Isla de la Roca. Unbeknownst to the crew, they are not alone. Another gang has landed on the island after robbing a jewelry store. Unbeknownst to both parties, they are all not alone. Ghosts haunt the abandoned prison! Review- This film had me extremely excited from the start with its biggest star, the son of legendary actor Gary Busey. Although his son’s name is Jake, I’m going to refer to him as Lil’ Gary Busey. As I tried to stay somewhat excited that Lil’ Gary Busey was flashing those gums and acting chops, the movie’s story completely took me out of it. No climax or even remotely memorable scenes besides those involving Lil Gary Busey. Why should it be scary?:Who among us hasn’t dreamed about filming a documentary about an abandoned island prison where ghosts still reside? Is it scary?:This movie did start off somewhat interesting/creepy with the story behind the haunted prison, but the poor graphics and terrible acting, besides Lil’ Gary Busey, make this just another TV movie done wrong. It falls short to even be considered a bad scary movie. Leave this one on the rack at Family Video. Best scene/line- The best scenes are the ones featuring, of course, Lil Gary Busey and his amazing hair. His hair is so amazing that it can grow and retract into Lil Gary Busey’s head throughout the film. Lil’ Gary Busey also delivers the best line after one of his stooges says, “You’ve been huffing and puffing all day long.” Lil’ Gary Busey responds, “Well how about I just blow your house down.”

Low-Budget Scary Movies: Trick or Treat? Bloodz vs. Wolvez(2006) You be the judge.

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ummary: Two rival gangs – the Wolvez, poor thugs who live on the streets of New York, and the Bloodz, rich realtor vampires – try to end their century-long rivalry when the Bloodz offer the Wolvez housing and jobs in a new building. However, sabotage from within the Bloodz sets off a chain of unfortunate events that keep the rivalry alive. Review: What are you doing right now? Reading The Mirror? That can wait. Go www.smnpodcast.com rent this movie, right now! This movie has everything that one is looking for in a terrible horror film: bad actors, bad camera work, corny one-liners, horrid special effects, and – the best part – IT’S ENTERTAINING! The other three movies I reviewed failed in this element; they were movies I watched, shook my head at, and thought, “Who would greenlight this?” Bloodz vs. Wolvez, however, is the movie that I want to invite all my friends over to watch. Simply put, it’s so bad that it’s good. As ridiculous as it may seem, the storyline for the film is kind of cool. However, the film’s low budget doesn’t allow for certain scenes to be shot as the director had intended (which is evident when the Wolvez rob a bank, which is just a white room with a person in it). There are also a lot of awkward jump cuts during dialogues; it becomes an obvious distraction. The film is full of moments that don’t need to be there, but seem to add to the ridiculousness of the film, signaling that the director probably didn’t/couldn’t take this project seriously (such as the lesbian subplot, and when one of the Wolvez goes to the bathroom), and who could blame him? In all seriousness, gather your friends together, watch this film, have some laughs, and feel better about the direction your life is heading. Why should it be scary? Wolvez and Bloodz are spelled with a “z” – a “Z!” Is it scary? This movie ceased to be scary when the first Times New Roman title credits hit the screen. Best line: Wolvez gang member 1: “I heard Jay-Z is a werewolf.” Wolvez gang member 2: “He’s more like a were-camel.” Leader of Wolvez: “Yo, I heard of were-camels; they got those.”

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Bear (2010)

ummary: After their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, a group of friends are continuously harassed by a (*SPOILER ALERT) bear. Review: Let me start off by saying that, within the first five minutes, I already hate every character in this movie (there are only four, excluding the bear), and they do little to change my opinion throughout the course of the film. Within fifteen minutes the bear shows up and flips the car, and I’m left wondering, “Where the hell does the movie go from here?” Once the film does all it can with the bear (which includes revenge, flipwww.imbd.com ping the car, and flipping the car again), the story becomes more about the menial personal problems and grievances that plague the people trapped in the car. In fact, a majority of the film revolves around these awful people and their dislike for one another. A more accurate title for the movie would have been People Who Are a Pain in the Ass to Each Other, and an Appearance by a Bear. The end of the film, much like “Crocodile 2,” drags out to the point of it getting out of hand. The bear becomes more of a therapist (or bearapist, if you will) than an actual threat, a stupid turn for the movie to take. There are reoccurring technical annoyances in the film; during action scenes, the camera shakes, and the film is so poorly lit that it’s hard to figure out what’s actually happening. Why should it be scary? The film features two things that most people are afraid of – bears and being trapped with terrible people. Is it scary? Look, if I were trapped in a car with the four characters from this film, I would be scared too. I’d beg to be grizzly maimed. Best line: (Angry man to bear): “I’m gonna eat your f***ing babies!”


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Unique area stores worth second glance By Julia Williams

Staff Reporter williamsj2@lakeland.edu

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ometimes it feels like every trip to Wal-Mart is the same. If you know what you are looking for, you can walk straight to the place in the aisle and get it. Even the seasonal displays repeat items from year to year. When the big box blues get you down, it is probably time to try shopping somewhere new; maybe it’s time to try one of these three ever-changing local stores:

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Lake - These stores are small in size, but make up for it with atmosphere. This building has a gift shop, a grocery store, and a restaurant. The grocery store has a limited selection, but it can be nice to pick up a few items that they don’t stock at the Muskie Mart, and maybe some of their delicious gourmet candy bars as well. The gift shop is a lot of fun, and features many chic seasonal displays, which help to make the ever-changing store feel festive. Prices can be fairly high end - I paid $25 for a tiny set of brightly colored ceramic animals meant to be children’s party decorations. You can, however, sometimes find things on sale for reasonable prices. Seasonal items are quickly slashed to more than half their original price; you can pick them up for under ten dollars if you don’t mind picking up seasonal items close to the date of the holiday. MIKE KNAAK/KNAAKM@LAKELAND.EDU

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Elkhart Lake - Another Elkhart Lake must see is Two Fish Gallery. It is full of hand-made items within varied price ranges. It has a lot more than just paintings, including hand-blown glass, brightly-colored clocks, and screen-printed cloth bags. It is a very fun place to visit, and has a garden that thrives yearround, along with a friendly cat that goes in and out. The gallery is in an old house, which gives the feel of visiting someone’s trendy apartment rather than just going shopping. It makes you want to wander around and study all the beautiful art pieces. I bought a set of handmade salt shakers for my mother that, at $50 for the pair, were not cheap, but, in my opinion, were well worth the price.

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Sheboygan - While very close by, it is easy to dismiss St. Vincent de Paul because of its location near a drab strip mall. However, it can be a great place to find strange and interesting things. It is one of the biggest resale stores I have ever been in, and the sheer amount of clothes and furniture can be overwhelming. It is also surprisingly cheap. I bought a vintage 80s desk phone for three dollars, and a wool sweater for one dollar. I have also run across pastel typewriters, posters of Jesus that must have come from a church, many bizarre, ugly lamps, and metal tricycles. All of these items were priced under $20.

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Mock interviews Phone interviews a success By Rob Schoettler Staff Reporter schoettlerr@lakeland.edu

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he Career Development office offered mock phone interviews for the first time; 22 students and nine employers participated. This is due in part to the recent rise in phone interviews during the hiring process. “They were greatly successful,” Director of Career Development Lisa Stephan said. Stephan went on to explain that employers were given a rubric and scored students on voice quality, maturity/poise, personality, qualifications, quality of resume, preparation, direction, and overall quality of the interview. “It was a great experience. I liked how I received feedback from an employer, and it will help [me] when I am actually looking for jobs,” said Tom Seaworth, senior business management major. Employers were given the students’ resumes and put into contact with them via e-mail. The student and employer set up a time to conduct the phone interview. This made the logistics very easy for the Career Development office. The Career Development office has ten employers set up

for Nov. 9 and 10. Employers attending include but are not limited to Aquity, Kohler, SEEK, and J.L. Fench. Career Development has tried to contact a wide variety of employers so students may choose who they want to interview with. “The mock interviews are being set up in the next few weeks, and students should act fast,” said Jess Lambrecht, assistant director of career development. Lambrecht urges students to take part in these mock interviews. Because of the narrow job market in this day and age, there is no room for error, and having practice with interviewing skills reduces your chance of making a mistake in your search for a job. “A myth about the mock interview process is that Career Development does not offer a mock interview in their field, but every mock interview is a chance to network and connect with other employers,” said Lambrecht. The mock interviews are going to be videotaped; that way students may review their interviews. Students will also be reviewed by the employer using the same criteria as the phone interviews. In addition to those criterion, body language and appearance will be critiqued, and students will receive a resume critique.


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M I R R O R Issue 4, November 3, 2011

Falling from the Skye Malapropisms are crate fun

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hen planning this latest issue of the paper, the rest of The Mirror staff and I were discussing what kinds of stories would be being published. Thinking it would be funny, I volunteered to write a Funhouse article completely consisting of malapropisms. My offer was met with blank stares. “Uh, what?” one of the other editors asked me, confusion etched on the faces all around me. “You know…malapropisms?” I said, thinking that they had just misheard me. The response to this clarification was more blank stares, followed by a general admittance that they had no idea what the heck I was talking about. I stood there, rooted in shock. The other editors, junior and senior level college students, had managed to make it this far in life without knowing what a malapropism was. I was stunned that they didn’t know this – not because I thought that all college students should know what malapropism is (though, now that I think about it, it isn’t a bad literary term to memorize), but because both my freshman and junior year English teachers in high school adamantly insisted that I

couldn’t get through my first year of college without knowing what a malapropism was. These guys were living proof that my former teachers were wrong. I was also told that I wouldn’t be able to make it through all four years of college without reading/watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and yet here I am, almost a full semester in and still without ever having watched and/or read a single one of them [The verdict is still out on that one.]. “A malapropism,” I repeated, “you know, from the 1975 play The Rivals, by Richard Sheridan? One of the main characters was a lady named Mrs. Malaprop, and she was famous for always using the wrong word. She’d use a word that was similar in sound, but completely different in meaning. That’s where the term came from; it was coined after her. So, it’d be like someone saying, ‘I had no detention of hurting you,’ instead of, ‘I had no intention of hurting you.’” Their faces were now cleared of confusion, and I received nods of understanding. This conversation ultimately led to a decision on my part (and, I suppose, on the part of Editor-in-

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Chief Danny Spatchek) to forgo the idea of writing an article containing malapropisms and instead start writing a column in each issue. And what better topic for the first one than the aforementioned conversation? I thought to myself, “If the rest of the Mirror editors are clueless as to what a malapropism is, then perhaps others in the Lakeland community are, as well.” To end with, I thought it would be nice to throw in some well-known unintentional uses of malapropisms from some wellknown people: “This is unparalyzed in the state’s history.” -  Gib Lewis, Texas Speaker of the House “He’s going up and down like a metronome.” -  Ron Pickering “The police are not here to create disorder; they’re here to preserve disorder.” - Richard Daley, former Chicago mayor “Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.” -   Dan Quayle, Vice President   “Well, that was a cliff-dweller.” -    Wes Westrum, about a close baseball game “Be sure and put some of those neutrons on it.” - Mike Smith, ordering a salad at a restaurant

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Horoscopes aplenty By Skye Sieglaff

March 21 - April 20 A professor will ask you to do a favor for them that you probably will not feel like taking the time out to do. If you choose not to do it, be prepared to be subjected to a humiliating “volunteer” experience the next time you have class.

April 21- May 21 A close friend will accuse you of never listening to the advice they give you (or anything else they say) on the fifth. After thinking about it for a minute, you will decide that they could not be more wrong, and ignore what they have said. You will only realize the irony of this after someone points it out to you.

May 22 - June 21 Beware of leaving your place of residence without your key. If you leave thinking that someone else is still there, they will do the same thing, and you will both be locked out. The kindness of strangers will help you the first time, but after that, you’ll be on our own.

June 22 - July 23

September 23 - October 22

The eleventh will be a good day to be crazy, be yourself, and not care what anyone thinks. There is a chance that you will end up embarrassing yourself and possibly change the way people view you, but in the long run, having a crazy day this month will benefit you.

Watch out for any days that end in “y,” as they will not be friendly to you until the 14th. Watch out for anyone wearing a brightlycolored sweater. Engaging in conversation with them will lead to something bad.

July 23 - August 22

October 23 - November 21

The 13th will be a bad day for you, but it will be worse for someone close to you. Take care to set aside your own problems and aid that person with theirs to the best of your ability. The 15th will bring a great surprise.

August 23 - September 22 You will be sorely tempted to leave your expensive radio in the bathroom so that other people can enjoy music while they shower as well. Do everything in your power to keep from giving in to this temptation. If you give in, you will find yourself out an expensive radio, and someone else will make quite a bit of money from selling it online.

Make sure you offer assistance if you see an older woman struggling on the 16th. It will bring you great luck.

November 22 - December 21 The catchphrase “No pain, no gain,” has never seemed truer to your life. Take a deep breath, and shoulder through it. There is no point asking “Why me?” The answer will appear soon enough.

December 22 - January 20 A sibling is thinking about you today. Pick up the phone and call home, but don’t ask for money or rejection is inevitable. Be careful of stalls with no toilet paper.

January 21 - February 19 A man wearing a red and white-striped sweater will appear in a distant crowd today. Refrain from yelling “I found Waldo!” You will be the only one amused by this.

February 20 - March 20 On the tenth, you will discover that those cute notes you have been receiving are not from a secret admirer, as you had thought. Disappointment will fill you when you discover who they are from, but don’t write the person off – they could turn out to be very important to you in the near future.


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Sports

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M I R R O R Issue 4, November 3, 2011

Football suffers its first loss of the season Muskie football team goes 1-2 over last three weekends By Nicole Geurts Features Editor geurtsn@lakeland.edu

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he Muskies remained unbeaten in conference with a 20-7 win over Wisconsin Lutheran three weeks ago. Lakeland’s offense proved to be balanced once again and the defense delivered in clutch situations, keeping the Muskies perfect in conference play. Lakeland had 325 total yards of offense with 167 on the ground and 158 through the air. They also dominated in time of possession, holding onto the ball for 40:59 as opposed to Lutheran’s 16:38. The Muskies led at halftime 14-0 with both scores coming in the second quarter. Senior running back Adam Miller opened the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run, and sophomore quarterback Dylan Van Straten scored on a seven-yard run. Van Straten led the Muskies in rushing with 89 yards on 27 carries. He went 9-for-18 on the game, including a 31-yard TD pass to senior receiver Justin Groeneveld in the fourth quarter. The Warriors finished with 232 total yards. Sophomore linebacker Tyler Oslund had a teamhigh seven tackles, and made a key stop on Lutheran’s final drive which sealed the victory. Senior safety Tony Faller added six tackles for the Muskies. “Great team win today,” head football coach Kevin Doherty said. “We knew we had to contain their offense, and the best way to do that was to monopolize time of possession, which we did. Our offensive line was great and our defense only had to play for 43 snaps, and we got the ball in the end zone when we needed to. We just have

to build off this. It was an emotional game with homecoming, but we had a great crowd.” “We just stuck to the game plan,” Van Straten said. “We work hard in practice all week, and our offensive line was outstanding today. I don’t think I got touched on hardly any of my passes. It all starts with them and they did an awesome job.” With the Muskies winning against Lutheran it set up a big matchup for this past weekend as they took on Concordia who was coming off a big win and is in second place in the NAC. Lakeland suffered their first loss dropping a 21-7 decision to Concordia University Chicago. While the Muskies recovered three fumbles and picked off a pass the offense couldn’t seem to find their rhythm. Lakeland scored first, grabbing a 7-0 lead. Van Straten found junior wide receiver Logan Hughley with a 14-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the second quarter. The Cougars, who average 28 points per game, tied the game at seven when quarterback Jake Koehler found receiver Jamal Thomas on a 57-yard touchdown pass. Koehler connected with Thomas on a 3-yards touchdown pass as well with five seconds left before halftime giving Concordia the 14-7 lead. Concordia sealed the win when Andrew Maddox scored on a 19-yard touchdown run with 2:37 left on the game. Lakeland would finish the game with 302 total yards. Van Straten went 16-35 with 194 yards. Groeneveld had seven catches on the day going for 111 yards. The Cougars had 400 total

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Senior wide receiver Justin Groeneveld attempts to juke past a Concordia University Chicago defender.

yards as Koehler finished 19-31 with 214 yards. Thomas caught five passes for 85 yards, and Maddox finished with 16 carries for 97 yards. Faller had a game-high of 13 tackles, one fumble recovery, and one interception. Coach Doherty had this to say about the team’s performance. “Hats off to Concordia they have a fantastic team, but we just didn’t play well today. I think our defense played well in the second half had some great stops. Offensively we just didn’t convert on third downs; we had a lot of drops and didn’t run the football effectively. We were in the red zone twice and didn’t score and you’re

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Lakeland’s defense gang-tackles a Concordia University Chicago player.

not going to beat good teams by doing that. It’s unfortunate, but we got to get up on that horse. We have a tough trip to Benedictine and we will try to rebound and play well.” This past Saturday the Muskies suffered their second loss in conference falling to the NAC leader Benedictine. Benedictine, the only undefeated team in the conference, shut the Muskies down 28-19. While the Muskies saw opportunity plays on special teams and put together their most impressive offensive performance of the year. Their inability to score in the red zone proved to be costly for the second straight week. Lakeland failed to capitalize on two first-half scoring opportunities. The first opportunity came after Kyle Stowers recovered a fumbled punt giving the Muskies the ball on the Eagles 18 yard line. Lakeland got the ball inside the five yard line, but couldn’t punch it in and went on to miss a 21-yard field goal. On the next play the Muskies special teams recovered a missed snap on the nine yard line. The Muskies would go on to turn the ball over on downs. The Eagles scored first on a 25-yard run by John Borsellino early in the second quarter. This finished off a nine yard play on a total of a 96 yard drive. They would tack on another score on a three-yard reception by Brandin Austin with 23 seconds left in the first half. They would head into the locker room leading 14-0. In the second half Lakeland blocked a punt early in the third quarter and Van Straten went on to throw a 12-yard pass to Groeneveld for the touchdown. When trailing 21-6 the Muskies answered with a three-play, 74 yard drive which was highlighted

by Dennis Ware’s 73 yard run to the one-yard line. Van Straten would then punch it in for the touchdown. Lakeland’s defense came back to life in the fourth quarter when comeback was on their minds. A 15-yard TD pass from Van Straten to Groenveld cut the lead to 21-19. The Eagles would return the next kickoff for 56 yards to the six-yard line. Borsellino scored on the next play to give the visiting team the last score of the game. The Muskies totaled 365 yards of offense, 119 for passing and 246 for rushing. Van Straten continued his solid conference play completing 14 of 25 passes for 119 yards and had two touchdowns. He also led the team in rushing having 156 yards on 27 carries and scored once. Ware finished with three carries for 77 yards. Groenveld was the team’s leading receiver catching four passes for 42 yards and scoring twice. Benedictine finished the game with 306 yards of offense, 207 for passing. Lakeland junior Evan Dieringer and Bruce Romagnoli each had a team-high of 11 tackles. Romagnoli had two for loss and one sack. Faller added nine tackles, one for loss, two pass breakups, and a blocked kick. “The difference in the game was our inability to take advantage of their mistakes,” said Doherty. “We had some chances to go ahead early, but we continued to struggle in the red zone. I’m proud of the way we fought back and the way we played in the second half. We just came up a little too short this week.” The Muskies play the season’s final home game on Saturday, Nov. 5, when they host Maranatha Baptist on senior day. Kickoff is scheduled for noon.


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n Wednesday, Oct. 26th, the Lakeland College women’s soccer team suffered an 8-0 loss to Edgewood College in the team’s final game of the season, which they finished 5-14 overall, and 4-8 in conference. Lakeland freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Streeter recorded 10 saves to increase her season tally to 81. Senior Lindsay Rogers ends her Lakeland career with 40 goals and 23 assists. Seniors Kristi Borts and Dana Schmidt chipped in with

27 and 16 goals, respectively. Edgewood took a 1-0 lead in the 15th minute and capped goals at the 24:35 and 42:17 minute marks to take a 3-0 advantage at halftime. The Eagles scored five goals in the second half to take a convincing conference win. Elaine Gerry and Kristina Santaga led Edgewood with two goals apiece, and the team advances to the NAC Tournament on Oct. 30. The Muskies finish the sea-

son with a 5-14 overall mark, 4-8 in the NAC. Lakeland recorded a 1-0 win over Wisconsin Lutheran College on Oct. 22. Senior Dana Schmidt scored in the 60th minute on an assist from senior Kristi Borts to lead the Muskies on the senior day conference loss to North Central College on Oct. 17 and a 5-0 setback to the Milwaukee School of Engineering on Oct. 18. JENNI HEINRICH/HEINRICHJ@LAKELAND.EDU

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Volleyball sets for seven By Paul Elzinga

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n Saturday Oct. 29 the woman’s volleyball team traveled to Naperville, Ill. to battle in the Eagle Classic, hosted by North Central College. The ladies lost both matches in straight sets. First they played North Central College, losing 1725, 16-25, and 14-25. The second match did not fulfill the intensions of the ladies as they lost to

Wheaton College 16-25, 18-25, and 11-25. Senior middle hitter Allison Davis was named to the alltournament team. The Lakeland Women’s Volleyball had been awarded the seventh seed in the Northern Athletics Tournament (NAC). Battling against second seeded Benedictine for a chance to advance to the semi-finals of tournament play, they were defeated in three straight sets. Benedictine never gave up more than 17 points to the muskies and kept them to a 0.037

hitting percentage. “We lacked defensive intensity tonight,” said Lakeland head coach Jon Staabs. “They took advantage of our lack of intensity and were the better team on the court tonight. They just wanted it more than we did.” Unfortunately this puts an end to the women’s volleyball season. The team loses Davis, but next year will look to come back stronger than ever, with higher aspirations in mind for the NAC tournament.

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Sophomore Melissa Christiansen sets the ball for seniorAllison Davis.

Muskies finish season strong, but come up short of tournament birth Men’s soccer team finishes season 8-7-3 overall career hat trick for Koepsell. Two goals were also scored by senior forward Jeremy Hardy: one in the 24th minhe Muskies took the field ute, and the other in the 66th against Aurora University minute. Oct. 15 to start their final Oct. 25 was the final road towards the tournament at regular season game left the end of the season. The Muskfor the Muskies, and it was ies fell short, though, dropping against Marian. The Muskthis Northern Athletics Conferies ended their regular season ence (NAC) game 2-0, conceding with an exclamation point, goals in the 39th and 40th minutes winning by a final score of of the game. 4-0. Goals were scored by Oct. 19, the Muskies looked Jeremy Hardy (22nd minto overcome the tough loss at Auute), Danny Spatchek (27th), Farouk Dadzie (40th), and Bobby Rublee on a penalty kick (72nd). Whether or not the Muskies would make the playoffs rested on the hope that Rockford could beat Benedictine. Rain deJENNI HEINRICH/HEINRICHJ@LAKELAND.EDU layed the game, and play resumed the fol- Senior midfielder Craig Dekarske defends in a win against Wisconsin Lutheran College. lowing day. Rockford lost their game to Benedic- made with each other were spe- that I dressed for my final game tine, which eliminated the cial. When I put on the Muskie one week ago. It meant a lot to be Muskie soccer team from a jersey I knew that I had teammates able to wear it, and I believe that it playoff spot. that would have my back through is something that will stick with Several seniors replied thick and thin.” me for the rest of my life.” to the questions, “How can Salazar said, “I feel that the Koepsell said, “It’s hard to you sum up your career as seniors this year made an impact sum up my career as a collegiate a Lakeland college soccer on the way the college and the athlete. There were a lot of ups player?” and, “What did it conference perceives soccer and and downs throughout my four mean to you when you put the team. I like to think I have years, but it was pretty special beon the Muskie jersey?” played to a level that has been ing able to put on the jersey every Midfielder Craig Deka- recognized by other players and day. I am proud to say that I was rske said, “It was a lot of coaches. I took advantage of the a collegiate athlete for four years fun, and a great experience. fact I was able to put the jersey on and I was very fortunate to play JENNI HEINRICH/HEINRICHJ@LAKELAND.EDU The bonds that the players for four years. It still has not set in Junior midfielder Daiya Akiyama sprints toward the ball after beating his defender.

By Garrett Morris

Staff Reporter vincetich-morrisg@lakeland.edu

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rora when they went to battle at MSOE. Although they found late goals off the feet of senior defender Joey Salazar in the 77th minute, and forward Ben Koepsell in the 84th, the Muskies were unable to rally back. They lost this game 3-2, dropping their second straight conference game. The Muskies looked for and got redemption Oct. 22nd against Wisconsin Lutheran. The Muskie offense came to life in a large way this game, erupting for six goals, including three off the foot of Koepsell. This marked the first

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M I R R O R Issue 4, November 3, 2011 MEN’S SOCCER FROM PAGE 11

Heartbreaking minutes

Badgers disappoint many By Paul Elzinga

Sports Editor elzingap@lakeland.edu

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hree weeks ago you and I could have been sitting in class talking about how the Wisconsin Badgers football team had a decent chance for a BCS Championship. Dropping 16 spots after the two games against Michigan State and Ohio State the Badgers will have to reevaluate their strategies for the rest of the year if they plan to make any kind of statement. For this to happen once is unfortunate. For it to happen the following week is unworthy for any sort of compassion from any true Badgers fan. A lack of fundamentals was a clear downfall for the players as well as the coaches in both the games. When Kirk Cousins threw the Hail Mary, the Wisconsin defensive coordinator should have played a basic man-to-man and dropped some big ass safeties into the end zone that would swat the ball down. I am embarrassed to call myself a Badger fan after these two kinds of losses. I would have enjoyed watching the Badgers lose in a less shameful way rather than having it come down to the last minutes and seconds of the game.

Watching these football games was like watching a movie that had a great plot and climax, but the conclusion somehow ruined the entire show. I do give credit to Ohio State and Michigan State offenses for a stellar and extremely professional finish. Both teams never gave up, but I believe this hurt the Badgers tremendously. Ohio State and Michigan State have proven to the country

that the Big Ten is a more stable conference than what was predicted in preseason. Wisconsin plays Purdue University on Saturday Nov. 5 in Madison, and I predict that the Badgers will win fact win with home field advantage. Anger from Wisconsin’s last two games should also be shown on the field, with intentions of proving that they may be better than what they have already shown to us.

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Wisconsin’s offensive line failed to block for quarterback Russell Wilson.

“Playing soccer has always been a huge part of my life and I am really grateful...

with the teammates that I had. It was a fantastic group of guys and we had a lot of fun; it’s kind of upsetting that it’s over.” “Playing soccer has always been a huge part of my life and I am really grateful I was able to continue to play soccer for four more years competitively at college,” Rublee said. “I have had a great time doing the dirty work for this team and have some really close friends because of it now. Putting on that jersey meant a lot to me because it meant I was there for my fellow teammates, and I can’t let my fellow defender Joey down!”

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Junior forward Farouk Dadzie challenges for a header against Wisconsin Lutheran.

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