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THURSDAY, March 10, 2011

Construction of new entrance draws near Near the end of April, big changes will be happening on campus By Brittney Sandberg Editor-in-Chief



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eginning April 25, Lakeland is going to be attacking a new project. That’s how Dan Eck, senior vice president for administration, described the approaching construction during an informational meeting held earlier this week—an attack. The construction will update and upgrade Lakeland’s front entrance. “We’re starting with Reineking Court. April 25, Reineking is going to be closed, except for a way for people to get to their residence halls. It is going to reopen May 13,” said Eck. The Reineking portion of the project will consist of extending the current road to run between the softball field and Lot B, around the back of Lot D, and connect it to the road by the maintenance buildings at the back of campus. The next portion of the project will focus on the front entrance. “Right after graduation, North and South Drives are going to be shut down,” said Eck. “So starting May 11, access to the college is going to be on Reineking, all the way back and around, or Prof. Drive. “I talked to some of the people who live on Prof. Drive, and I’ve asked the engineers to put in speed bumps because we’re worried people are going to be flying through there.” The next phase, according to Eck, will be the closing of Prof. Drive in mid-July because the

culvert over the ditch needs to be rebuilt. “This will help with some of the flooding because the water backs up and overflows the road when it can’t get through the culvert.” So starting July 15, the only way in and out of campus will be Reineking Court until the new bridge is complete and South Drive reopens on Sept. 11. “This is going to affect athletes returning (Aug. 14), move-in day (Aug. 26), and classes starting (Aug. 29),” stated Eck. “This is what we’re faced with here, but we’re just going to have to make do. There’s no

other way to do this.” Oct. 15 is the scheduled completion date for access to North Drive from the new bridge, the reopening of Prof. Drive, and the final landscaping in front of Old Main. “This date gives us the fall for things to settle in, winter, spring for things to bloom nicely, and then we start the Sesquicentennial Celebration,” said Eck. Lakeland has been working with a Madison-based landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm called JJR to plan this project. According to Eck, they have worked on college campuses

all over the country. “We want the Sesquicentennial Plaza to be a place where people can actually hang out and have some outdoor classes. We’re going to try to save as many of the old growth trees as we can. We want to have this look grown in and not seem so new like a sub-division that was just planted,” said Eck. “We’re going to try to have an interesting color palette,” he continued. “One of the suggestions at an earlier session was making sure that the plants we have will bloom at different times of the year.” SEE CONSTRUCTION/PAGE 2

Students fight for their financial aid

Lakeland students' signatures total 270 against cuts By Danny Spatchek Managing Editor


he nearly $1 million that Lakeland students receive from the Wisconsin Tuition Grant (WTG) was untouched by the cuts proposed in Governor Scott Walker’s two-year budget released March 1. Walker’s proposed 2011-2013 budget would cut billions of dollars from hundreds of state programs to close the state’s $3.6 billion deficit but keep funding for the WTG at just under $27 million. Director of Financial Aid Patty Taylor said 373 Lakeland students share the $942,000 in financial aid Lakeland receives from the grant—an average of $2,525 apiece. She added that the grant could still be cut by the State Senate and Assembly—especially because of the state’s massive deficit over the next two years. “It’s a win to begin with that there are no cuts for private schools, but until the governor

signs it the potential exists that they could make a line-item decision to lower it,” Taylor said. The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges (WAICU) launched a joint effort with twoyear technical and public schools in Wisconsin to “Protect Financial Aid” after Walker was elected on campaign promises to cut all state programs by ten percent, according to Taylor. She said, “[The effort aims] to create a voice for students and the colleges that the students can’t afford to lose that cut” in the form of physical and online petitions asking lawmakers to protect financial aid. She said WAICU will use both sets of signatures to lobby lawmakers. Lakeland College, a member of WAICU, joined the effort last week. Brooke Harrison, a graduate assistant in the financial aid office, and several student workers manned a table in the cafeteria, asking students to sign petitions. Harrison also helped students fill

out applications for financial aid. Taylor said Lakeland students signed 270 physical petitions. Harrison said some students wouldn’t sign because they thought signing the petitions sent a political message about their stance on the governor’s budget, but most signed it. “They might not take one side or the other, but they’re very concerned with protecting their financial aid money, especially if they’re students who receive that Wisconsin state grant. Even if they weren’t in favor of Scott Walker they would say, ‘I need that financial aid money. I count on it every year,’” Harrison said. Taylor encouraged students to take a more active role to protect WTG money by attending Student Capitol Day April 7, a WAICU-sponsored event in which students can personally talk with their state representatives and senators. Taylor said Lakeland pays all student fees, including transportation and meals,

for the event. Students can sign up in the financial aid office or online at “On Student Capitol Day students can ask questions about what’s going on,” Harrison said. “Not every student’s up with the politics and understands exactly what’s happening to their financial aid money, so they can sit down and ask questions in those legislative meetings.” Taylor said Student Capitol Day is educational and practical for students who receive the WTG. “The common goal at the end is that in the budget process they don’t cut any dollars, and/or they might even consider increasing the funding,” Taylor said. “That’s always the goal of these exercises. This year, we just happened to be doing a little more because of the poor financial condition the state is in and wanting the legislators to know how important it is that we keep funding the grant programs for the students.”


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Feuding FB friends Budget-repair bill discussed amongst Lakeland employees on Facebook

not come down to ad hominem Managing Editor attacks. I can say, ‘I think you’re wrong,’ but I shouldn’t say, ‘I anielle Ristow felt insulted think you’re stupid, and I think when a Facebook friend you’re evil.’…it’s completely out she went to high school of bounds. When that stuff starts with told her to “do a little re- to happen, democracy begins to search” in response to her status break down.” that essentially called the DemoOne of Botana’s Facebook cratic senators who fled Wiscon- friends, Assistant Professor of Exsin cowards. ercise Science Kelly Quick, said “Basically she assumed that she recently defriended her good because I didn’t agree with her friend’s brother because he made opinion I had no idea what I was several “ad hominem attacks” on talking about, that it was an un- her, the final one on her pro-union educated opinion,” said Ristow, a stance on the bill. member of AmeriCorps working “I posted something backing as Lakeland’s assistant commu- up the unions and he wrote scathnity service coordinator. ing things like, ‘How can you supShe defended her status re- port that?’ and ‘Don’t you balance peatedly, eventually posting a your own personal budget?’ and seven paragraph post including ‘Don’t you live within your means?’ her own sarcastic explanation of and ‘What kind of Christian are simple economics and a reference you?’” Quick said. “I tried to reto a bill she said former Wiscon- spond back to the points he made sin governor Jim Doyle rammed and he came back with just more through duranger. He wasn’t ing his term. even debating Contenthe points of the tious debates argument.” like Ristow’s Director of Debate should not come have played Alumni Relaout on Facetions Lisa Vihos down to ad hominem book and onsaid that while line forums attacks... When that stuff she’s twice prosince the intested the bill troduction of starts to happen, democracy in Madison, the budgetshe’s also made repair bill a point to “not begins to break down. that would be in arguments cut public with people” workers’ about the bill, benefits and instead posting most of their collective bargaining links to articles and videos on her rights. wall. One satirical video on her “On the most basic level, Face- wall features a character dressed book is how people stay connect- as Darth Vader who exaggerates ed to life, even when they’re dis- right-wing reporting as a Fox connected from life in their homes News reporter. and at work,” said Lakeland’s “I know it’s a really serious isManager of Interactive Media Eric sue, but sometimes I’ve just been LaRose. “It’s how they keep track passing along things that are saof friends or find old friends. Over tirical or funny to bring a little the last two weeks, it’s become a more levity to the situation,” Vibattleground of opinions.” hos said. David Gallianetti, Lakeland’s Vihos, Quick, and Botana said director of communications, said the Internet discussions they’ve he believes the bill will impact all had about the bill have always Wisconsinites, making it an un- been civil. avoidable point of contention on “We can have heated debates places like Facebook. in a meeting and walk away and “I was talking to a teacher a realize it’s about what happened couple days ago, a teacher who’s a there, not about what happened pretty political person, and he said here,” Quick said. “We’ve come he’s never seen so many apolitical to the mutual conclusion that it people interested in a topic be- doesn’t really matter what we fore,” Gallianetti said. “I think this think…. All we’re really doing is is a hard one not to take sides in a having an exercise in conversaway because probably on this one tion.” everybody’s going to know someone who’s affected.” Joe Botana, Lakeland’s vice president of finance, also said his choice to support the cuts in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill By Julia Williams has been belittled on Facebook. He said, “A friend of a friend Staff Reporter made a remark that ‘all you guys that are saying this are just buying he third annual Melting Pot the party line and you should get Jam is coming up on Saturyourselves informed.’ I said ‘With day, March 26 from 5 p.m to all due respect, I am extremely 8 p.m. It will be held at St. Luke’s well-informed. I’ve been research- Methodist Church. Transportaing and analyzing this informa- tion will be provided from the tion, and I’m not buying the party Campus Center. line. This is my opinion that I’ve “We are holding it after come to through my own research spring break because we figure and analysis. I kind of resent that, that students will be broke and the idea that ‘I’m right and any- wanting to go to a free party,” said body who doesn’t agree with me is Elizabeth Shumway, instructor of just buying the party line.’” Spanish, who is helping organize Botana said debate “should the event. “It will be a fun place for

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completely by donations. Eck Another change to the front stressed that tuition would not of campus will be the conversion go up because of this project. of the often-flooded ditch into a Eck said, “Some people have said, stream. “It is a navigable water- ‘Can’t you raise that money and way which makes this complex use it for scholarships or do other because we have to keep it open things for students instead of doand accessible, so we have to work ing this capital project?’” with the Department of Natural But, as Eck said, “It’s easier Resources to get approvals for our to get large chunks of money from plans. people if you’re doing something “The firm that we’re work- big. People like to give money to ing with has done this a number large capital projects because they of times. That’s one of the reasons see the value in it, much like we why we chose them. This is going do. They see that they are building to improve the water flow; it’s go- something that is going to help ing to add native plants back into with those other things that they the ecosystem.” want to see happen at the college. Eck said the stream will prob- It’s going to help with recruiting; ably take some space from prac- it’s going to help with other fundtice fields, raising.” but parking Lakeland will be unafhas created fected. a three-year T h e comprehenbridge will sive fundraisenable faster ing campaign This is going to make a big water flow consisting in front of of $3.5 mildifference. It is going to campus than lion for the the culverts result in more students and construction did under project and the current more friends for the college. $3 million North and for the three South Drives, years of the and since the annual fund. stream will Eck said, be wider “That’s the than the money that ditch, it will be able to hold more goes into scholarships, some of it water. Reduced flooding is one of goes to buying new equipment for the reasons for the new design. the classrooms, all those types of Eck said since there are in- needs that we have. stances when the ditch happens “We’re doing this all at once to be dry, the stream is going to because when you go to Mr. and be landscaped with pebbles and Mrs. Donor and ask them for stones so that it looks like a real $100,000 for this project for the streambed instead of overgrown front entrance, it’s hard to go back weeds. and say, ‘Can we have your $5,000 “There have been a lot of ques- annual fund gift?’” tions, though the questioning has As of Tuesday, Lakeland had kind of died down over the last reached 65 percent of the $6.5 few months, as to why we’re do- million through pledges and doing the front entrance first,” said nations. “The remaining third Eck. “Obviously, we’ve got a lot is going to be as hard as the first of needs on the campus; the rest two-thirds,” said Eck. “We got of the roads are crumbling, but re- several large gifts in, but now we ally, what it boils down to is that have some smaller gifts to get. first impressions are important— We’ve got over two years to get for recruiting, for fundraising. the last third, and we’re going to “Believe it or not, this is going rely on that.” to make a big difference. It is goAs for future projects, Eck ing to result in more students and said, “We’ll start thinking about more friends for the college.” that a few years down the road Eck continued by saying, after we take a breather. I don’t “This is the first step in our mas- know what that is—a year, two ter plan which we had done for years, three years—probably more the college. This will prove we like that before you can do anothcan carry out a bigger plan. One of er big campaign—and then we’ll the other things we want to do is start to decide what’s the next big a new student center. That’s a $14 one. We want to get through this, million project. This is $3.5 mil- and then we will look at the maslion. We do this and do it well, ter plan and decide whether it’s and it’s going to show people we the student center, athletic fields, can pull off bigger projects.” the library, what have you.” This project is being funded

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students to mingle and eat.” The Melting Pot is designed to be an informal way to connect international students, American students, and members of the Sheboygan community. “It will be a gathering of a lot of people with an open perspective,” said Shumway. “We want to have people from the community, international students, and domestic students celebrate community.” Shumway made sure to say that everyone is welcome. “It's okay if you're shy. We're not going to put anyone on the spot.” The Melting Pot is funded by

the faculty outreach committee and by People to People, a nonprofit group that works to connect cultures, primarily via foreign exchange programs. Many of the details were worked out by Assistant Athletic Director April Arvan’s diversity in sports class and Assistant Professor of Theatre Charlie Krebs’s acting class. This is a free event, but those who wish to attend must sign up in advance. To do so, contact Danielle Ristow before March 21. Call her at ext. 1029, or e-mail her at

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Speaker shares her knowledge of biospheres

Jane Poynter tells students why it is important to take care of the world we live on By Al Fairchild

Staff Reporter


uring last Tuesday’s student convocation at the Bradley Building, Jane Poynter revealed herself to be a person of many and varied talents– an explorer, adventurer, scientist, author, businesswoman, and a philanthropist who uses her influence to enlist well known athletes in the cause of promoting environmental awareness. As one of the original crew members of Biosphere 2, Poynter lived for two years with seven others in a completely sealed environment built during the 1980s and 90s in the Arizona desert. During the building of Biosphere 2, she traveled the globe to gather natural materials for the structure’s biomes (unique closed environments). The biomes included a tropical rainforest, an ocean beach with a coral reef, a savannah grassland, a fog desert, a mangrove wetland, and a human habitat coexisting with the others. Poynter’s primary duty was to manage the farm where the facility’s food was grown.

Following the adventure of Biosphere 2, she teamed up with several engineers and fellow biospherian, Taber MacCallum, to create Paragon Space Development Corporation, an aerospace corporation focusing on sealed ecological systems for use in hostile conditions like outer space or deep sea environments. But perhaps Poynter’s greatest contribution may be as an educator, drawing upon her own extensive experiences—especially her intimate relationship with the environment in the microcosm of Biosphere 2—to provide the very real perspective needed to understand our own connection to the greater biosphere of Earth itself. “One of the most extraordinary experiences that I had personally living inside Biosphere 2,” said Poynter during her presentation, “was the literal and visceral experience of being a part of my biosphere. “I knew at every moment that oxygen was being supplied to me by the plants and algae that were inside of Biosphere 2,” she continued, “and my breath, as I exhaled, was providing the vital nutrient

carbon-dioxide for those plants to grow.” That kind of insight just isn’t available to those of us on the outside. So instead, we must visualize the connection. “People who haven’t had that experience have to get at it through a leap of imagination.” Poynter went on to say, “The planet we live on isn’t human scale. It’s so big that as humans it’s hard for us to imagine that the oxygen [we] breathe could have been produced by a plant a thousand years ago. “The CO2 that [we] breathe out could become part of a plant in a hundred years,” she continued, “so, what I find is that some people get it, but there’ll be some who don’t want to.” Poynter hopes to increase public awareness of environmental issues by continuing to speak at events such as Lakeland’s convocation. According to Nate Lowe, assistant professor of writing and an instructor of a Core III course concerned with the environment, that’s something we need. “We get stuck in the mindset that problems are a long way

off, and we’ve got a lot of time to deal with them,” he said after attending the convocation. “But her example suggested problems are constantly swirling around us, and we need to be addressing those at all times. If we don’t, we could reach a point where we have to react abruptly, expensively and in a kneejerk fashion.” Lowe went on to say, “Her example showed the real implications of [the biospherians’] actions within that closed system.” Those implications to life in what Poynter calls “Biosphere 1” (Earth) are exactly the things that are being actively discussed in forums like Lowe’s Core III class on the environment and North American consumption—and are the lessons we need to learn if we are to keep our own great biosphere a viable place for future life.


Jane Poynter takes a tour of Lakeland’s campus after the convocation

Music can be heard throughout the cafeteria Chef Jessie Falls entertains staff and students while keeping busy at work

By Danielle Rammer Staff Reporter


n any given day, you can walk through the cafeteria line and hear joyous tunes from the kitchen being sung by Lakeland Chef Jessie Falls. Those who frequent Lakeland’s cafeteria know Jessie for his down-to-earth friendly demeanor and his cheerful singing. “It’s a habit,” Jessie says, and it’s one that he’s enjoyed since he participated in both his church choir and his high school choir in Mississippi. “My little daughter is just like me. She goes around the house singing. We sing together often. “I wake up in the morning, and the first thing I try to do is put a smile on my face. I hum in my car, and when I get out of my car I sing, ‘Oh thank the Lord for another mighty good day.’ That’s my little prayer in the morning. Then I come here [to Lakeland], and it ends up being an all-day thing,” Jessie says. “I just try to make people happy and help them have a good day. I like to see smiles on their faces.” Though Jessie enjoys singing, his fellow Lakeland chefs are not always so fond of his songs. “They always tell me to shut up,” Jessie said. “I just tell them that they are the devil trying to take my joy away and I keep on like I don’t even hear them. When I get ready to sing, I wanna sing. I’m not getting any younger, and I want to enjoy my life.” Greg Hopkins, director of

dining services, explains that he is getting to know them and talking military. “The older guys always not bothered by Jessie’s singing. “I to them. That is a very important said to me and another young guy, think it’s fine,” Hopkins says. “It part of our job,” says Hopkins. ‘Why do you want to stay here? brings value to the kitchen and “If anyone is lucky enough to Why don’t you join the Army? dining services. Most of the time, really get to know Jessie, they will You’ll get to see the world,’” Jessie Jessie is singing to individuals, so appreciate that they did.” states. he is always coming up with new What life journey brought “Working in a factory all of things. Jessie to Lakeland? your life, you’re not gonna get to “If his singing bothers me, I Jessie Falls grew up in Good- see anything, except maybe when realize it’s because I am already man, Miss., a small town that you take a two-week vacation, but bothered by something else that only had one gas station and one what’s that gonna do?” asks Jesis going on. It’s not the singing it- grocery store. According to Jessie, sie. “[Joining the military] was the self,” Hopkins says. everyone in the town knew every- best thing I ever did in my life.” Hopkins has known Jessie one else so well that it seemed as Jessie loves to travel, and his for three years eleven years in the and says that military gave him the he always looks opportunity to do so. forward to comHe spent about five ing into work years in Germany when Jessie is and then went back already there. and forth between Hopkins goes on Korea and Louisiana to explain that for the remainder of Jessie is generthe time. ally interested Not all experiin getting to ences in the military know students were positive. Jessie as individuals; had a bad accident in he is honest and the Army where 75 makes them feel percent of his body Danny Spatchek/spatchekd@LAKELAND.EDU at home. was burned. “I spent What Hop- Lakeland’s very own singing chef—Jessie Falls two years in the hoskins likes the most about Jessie in though they were family. Growing pital doing rehabilitation, and it the kitchen is that he takes sug- up in a small town didn’t stop him took me almost two years to get gestions and critiques better than from exploring the world and liv- back to walking straight,” states anyone he has ever worked with. ing his life to the fullest. Jessie. “I had to wear a tight suit “He is always eager to do things a After graduating from high all over my body for about a year. little better,” says Hopkins. “He is school, Jessie attended Holmes Ju- It helps the scars to heal flat.” very creative and is always devel- nior College where he was a memAfter getting out of the Army, oping new recipes and products. ber of the basketball team. When he worked as a civil servant at He is also very authentic with his his time at Holmes came to a close, Cannon Air Force Base in New cooking.” Jessie moved to Milwaukee. Mexico. Shortly after, he returned “I appreciate that Jessie has After college he worked as a to Milwaukee and attended school the most wonderful rapport with welder in a factory with a lot of at MSOE while raising two kids students. He takes great joy in older men who had been in the on his own.

Jessie met his wife in Milwaukee, and 14 years ago they moved their family to Sheboygan. They both commuted back and forth to Milwaukee for about 13 years before they decided to look for jobs in Sheboygan due to the rising cost of gas. That’s how Jessie ended up as a chef at Lakeland. “I love to talk to people. I just love being around people, and I look forward to coming to work. I really don’t have any friends besides my own family and kids,” says Jessie. “So, when I come to work, I can talk to people—see new faces and see familiar faces. “The students and faculty at Lakeland are so family-oriented. Everyone is so close. You really get to know people,” says Jessie. “The professors are all very nice. They talk to you; they recognize who you are, and they greet you. “President Gould came in the other day, and he said, ‘Hi, Jessie.’ On any other campus, the president wouldn’t say ‘hi’ to you like that. You’re just a number,” says Jessie. “Dr. Gould shook my hand when he greeted me. That was really friendly, and I like that.” It is clear that Jessie Falls not only adds flavor and spice to the food at Lakeland, but he also adds it to the lives of students and faculty. Jessie stands out in the crowd for his unique, upbeat, charismatic personality toward students and staff. To see a video of Jessie Falls, Lakeland’s singing chef, go to The Mirror’s website,



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African American history comes alive at Lakeland BSU hosts its annual Essence of Heritage in the Bradley Building

By Christine Deitte Staff Reporter


lack Student Union (BSU) hosted its annual Essence of Heritage (EOH) on Feb. 24. This performance illustrated the history of African Americans. Two acts were performed to showcase important people who have helped make a difference. A museum skit was performed and Coretta Scott King, Jefferson Thomas, Minnijean Brown, Marcus Garvey, and Frederick Douglass talked about their goals and achievements. This was a very inspiring part of the performance as it taught about people who contributed greatly for the good of the black

community. Vanessa Cook, freshman sociology major and BSU member, said, “[The people in] Essence of Heritage did a really good job. People learned lines at the last minute and still came through.” The classroom scene discussed history from the early days and related it to today’s BSU. This helped focus the attention on how people from the past can influence what we see going on today. A group of Malawi students also performed, dancing to a couple of songs that were important to their heritage. For those who have never been to Malawi, it was a great way to see how important their culture is to them. The performance ended with

the Alpha Psi Alpha step show. Sorority members Juleya Tucker, Sherice Gray, and Kristina Meekins did a great job during this act. What was really impressive was the way they communicated and listened to each other to know when to change speed or tempo. Gray, senior computer science major, said, “I liked the feedback from the audience to motivate me and make me work harder.” Overall Essence of Heritage did a fantastic job at showing the history of the African American Jenni Heinrich/ culture. From left: Juleya Tucker, Kristina Meekins, and Sherice Gray perform a step show. Alex Karns, sophomore religion major, said, “EOH was highly discussion with a teacher and stu- ing major, said “It was really cool educational. It was interesting dents.” to see how things came together to see different styles of culture, Dan Carriveau, freshman re- with the different cultures.” dance, and it was good to see a sort management and account-

What is art? Are we art? Is art, art?

Different types of art come together to create one fantastic concert

By Michael Knaak Copy Editor


he second annual Mosaic Concert took place in the Bradley Building on March 3. This concert was devoted to all types of art including drawing, reading, acting, and music. It ended with a video on what people on campus think of art. Attendance at the event was significant, as last year’s performance drew some great reviews and high expectations for this year’s Mosaic. The Concert Band started off the performance with a number from “Lord of the Rings.” The

piece was a unique choice that highlighted the band’s talented players. Following Russell Pettitt’s students was junior Danny Spatchek. He read a story written in 2010 for The Mirror. It was a creative nonfiction piece about this era’s “cool” athletes in comparison to past “cool” athletes (Barry Sanders and Michael Jordan, for example). He drew valid arguments that threw a spotlight on superstars’ over-inflated egos and the causes behind them. Senior Kayann Botana and freshman Andrew Kay performed a classic scene from “Romeo and Juliet.” The two actors performed

a stripped-down version of the scene, which enabled the audience to focus on the two students’ expressions and dialogue rather than the set. A quintet combining the talents of senior Cody Linder, senior Aaron Kraemer, freshman Fabian Qamar, senior Emily RendallAraujo, and sophomore Kristal Klemme followed, and they were accompanied by freshman Thomas Pibal on the piano. This performance had each singer take on the role of a character for the song, giving the entire song more depth and enthusiasm. Arguably the concert’s highlight paired senior Yiyun Wang

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with Kay. Wang swiftly drew a portrait of Kay while he played the piano. The performance mesmerized many audience members as the two composed swooping pieces that reflected the other’s work at times. The live part of the concert ended with the Schilcutt Handbell Ensemble. The ensemble performed an arrangement of ABBA and was led by Professor of Music and Director of College Choirs and Handbells Janet Herrick. Their lively and enticing rendition invited those who were listening to hum along to such a feel-good song. Though the entire concert

seemed to be very well received, one segment seemed to draw the most audible responses from the audience—the Spectrum’s interviews in “The Arts.” Laughter filled the auditorium because of the answers from different students and faculty members around Lakeland’s campus. The piece highlighted how similar—and at times incredibly different—peoples’ views on what “the arts” are and their significance in contributing to society. Herrick ended the video with an appropriate bit of insight, “[Without art] there wouldn’t be a world.” A link to the Spectrum’s video is at

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‘Unknown’ thrills audience members in theaters Film of action, comedy, drama and more keeps you guessing what will happen next By Justin Ruka Staff Reporter


est described as a psychological thriller, “Unknown” doesn’t disappoint in depicting the action, drama, and mystery that every thriller should contain. It was released to theaters on Feb. 18 and is rated PG-13. The film was directed by Jaume ColletSerra and is based on the French novel “Out of My Head” by Didier van Cauwelaert. The plot of this story unfolds in present day Berlin, Germany. Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) takes center stage as he struggles to understand what happened after a near-deadly auto crash. Was the crash the core of an elaborate conspiracy to compromise his identity, or is everything just inside his head? It is unknown. Not even recognized by his wife, Liz (January Jones), Harris constantly has to reevaluate his position–and has to keep guessing as to what the truth is as opposed to what is deception. Gina (Diane Kruger), a cab driver, is one of the

few who believe his side of the story. In possibly the most meaningful line of the film, Martin proclaims to his doctor, “Do you know what it is like to be insane? It is a war between being told who you are and knowing who you are.” This highlights the confusion in the characters on screen and in your own mind as you work with Harris to unravel the mystery. Written and performed in a strong three-act format, “Unknown” keeps the audience guessing what will happen next–making the story truly live up to the film’s moniker. Overall, the film seemed to have something for everyone. Action was prominent throughout—from a classic car chase to numerous fighting sequences—with both armed and unarmed characters. The action, however, was not overused. It propelled the story at the correct moments and kept the audience members on the edge of their seats. Comedy was used sparingly

as it should have been to keep the more serious undertone of the film. When used, though, it was used well. Drama was also present, albeit more edgy. This was truly more of an intellectual film, although not so much as to confuse the audience. While the storyline was mostly believable, as with any film you must use your imagination to wipe off a bit of the shine left behind from the “movie magic.” The acting was also done well–but wasn’t overly impressive. Out of the three main characters, Neeson was the most convincing. Noteworthy supporting performances were turned in by Bruno Ganz and Frank Langella. The cinematography of the film was unique. The sound editing was tastefully put together. Mystery was an overarching theme to the entire film, which became present through these two media. If you don’t get a chance to see this movie in theaters, put the title in your Netflix queue—you’ll be glad you did.

Not just for kids; ‘Rango’ teaches lessons to all ages Finding your identity is a journey we all must take at some point ity, Rango is asked by the mayor Noah (voiced by Ned Beatty), an old turtle who had lived in the ango” is a computer- the town all his life, to take on the animated film that duty of town sheriff. This brings teaches many lessons him to the realization that with for all ages. It begins with a cha- great power comes great responmeleon (voiced by Johnny Depp), sibility. who, after getting stranded on the His first and most important side of the highway, journeys far- task is to keep the last of the wather into the surrounding desert ter in the bank safe. At this point to find water. there is about five days’ worth of On his journey he water left in the meets a lot of difwhole ferent creatown. tures. The The water first is an is stolen, and it armadillo is up to Rango and (voiced his hand-selected by Alposse to recover it. fred MoIn the story, Rango lina) who faces a crisis of identity. gives him A number of characters the bit of ask him, “Who are you?” wisdom, “You and each time he has a difcan’t find water ferent answer. These kinds ‘til you find Dirt.” of themes seen throughout The chameleon the movie made it appealing continues into to old and young audiences the desert where alike. Another treat for older he meets another audience members near the lizard named beginning of “Rango” was a Beans (voiced by reference to one of Depp’s earIsla Fisher) who lier films, the cult classic “Fear brings him to her and Loathing in Las Vegas.” small western style Depp doesn’t fail to imtown called press in this film. With a skitDirt. Here he tish personality much like decides to that of Jack Sparrow in the take on a new “Pirates of the Caribbean” identity and becomes Rango, the movies, Rango is a character that toughest lizard of the far west. you have no choice but to love. The town is in the midst of a Many scenes had the theater drought when Rango arrives. After engulfed in laugher, and with a he kills a hawk purely by luck, the cast like this you would expect no citizens of Dirt find hope in this less. mysterious and heroic chameleon. This film was really unique With his newfound popular- for a PG-rated animated film by By Jenni Heinirch Fun House Editor


showing death. Though it has been done before, most of the time you don’t see the dead body—the reality of death. After the water

is taken Rango and his posse find the dead bank owner. Unlike most films of this nature, “Rango” did a great job of

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Car-checkup ideas after the harsh tolls of winter Ways to help keep your car running safe, efficient, and comfortable for the spring By Josh Graminske

Staff Reporter


eing a broke college student has its disadvantages. Getting things fixed on our cars isn’t always an option, so preventative maintenance will save you money in the long run. Here are some quick things you can do before summer to make sure your car is running in tip-top shape.


Clean the exterior. This is one of the most important— and easiest—things to do. Living in Wisconsin, our cars get caked with salt during the winter, which eats through the car’s clear-coat and paint. This causes rust and weakens metal parts on the car. Either go to a car wash, or clean it yourself.


The two car washes I recommend are the one at the Kwik Trip in Plymouth and the one across from the south side Wal-Mart in Sheboygan. A runner-up would be the Fleet Farm car wash in Plymouth (it gets runner-up because the dryer is weak and barely dries your car).


Make sure you get the underbody wash to remove all the salt off of the bottom of your car and prevent rust. It’s best to get the option that also puts a coat of wax on your car to protect it from the hot summer sun. Or, if you prefer, you can wax it yourself. There are many videos on the Internet showing you how to do this.


Clean the interior. It’s the tread of your tire. If the tread mended pressure for your car. This time to get all of your can- doesn’t pass Washington’s head, can be found on a sticker inside the dy wrappers, gym socks, it’s time for new tires. driver side door or in the owner’s and other junk that accumulates Also, check your tire pres- manual. Most gas stations have a over the winter out of your free air station—don’t car. In addition to freeing up pay for air. All Kwik the back seat and floor, you Trips that I’ve found will shed weight, which can have a free-air hose. help improve your gas mileIf you need new age. tires, I would recomClean your dashboard mend Guardsman using Armor-All or another Plus from Sears. I put equivalent to protect it from them on my car and the sun and dirt. If the carpet they work great in the in your car is dirty, give it a snow and standing good vacuuming to get rid water. They are pretof the big stuff. Then, use a ty cheap too, costing carpet-cleaning solution to around $65 each. get out the stains. Make sure your I have tried a few of brakes have enough these, and got the best rewear left on the pads, sults with the Turtle-Wax and check your hoses brand of carpet and seat and belts. If your belts cleaners. You can find these and hoses have cracks at most auto parts stores. in them, it’s time to get Turtle-Wax removed coffee replacements. stains that were more than Wiper blades are two years old from the careasy to do yourself. pet in my car. I recommend Anco You should also clean brand wiper blades the insides of the windows. from Fleet Farm or Not just so you can see out of Advance Auto Parts. them but for other safety reaThey work better than sons as well. When the sun some more expensive shines on a dirty window, it wiper blades I have makes the window opaque used. Buying wiper Michael Knaak/Knaakm@LAKELAND.EDU which can cause temporary Cleaning out your car could result in better gas mileage. blades or batteries blindness while driving in from Advance is a plus bright sunlight. sure. Under-inflated tires kill your because they can install them on gas mileage. If your tires show un- your car at no extra cost. Check your tires, brakes, even wear, you might need a wheel In addition to checking the wiper blades, battery, alignment. Excessive wear in the brakes and tires, you should have belts, and hoses. Checking middle indicates over-inflation, your suspension looked at. Check your tires is easy. Take a quarter, while wear on the edges signals your tie-rods, ball-joints, and flip it upside-down, and put it in under-inflation. Check the recom- shocks. Hitting piles of snow and


chunks of ice on the road during winter can shake them loose. Having a broken tie-rod or ball-joint can also lead to uneven tire wear and can even cause your wheel to come off while you are driving.


If you have a GPS, update it. There is nothing more frustrating than being on a road trip and finding out that Sally (the GPS lady) told you to take a left into a cornfield. Updating most maps is quick and easy; just plug your GPS into your computer and download the map updates from the manufacturer.


In addition, it would also be a good idea to get your oil changed and transmission flushed. Call around to different shops to find the cheapest one to get the work done. Usually, small town garages, not the huge chain stores, will have the best prices.

You can do any of these things pretty easily yourself. You can find how-to videos all over the Internet. and YouTube are the best places to find how-tos and other videos showing you step-by-step directions. If you don’t know how, have no clue what I’m talking about, or don’t want to inspect these parts yourself, go to any local garage and ask to have your car inspected. Usually it costs between $15 and $30. I would recommend Gasper’s Auto Clinic in Sheboygan; they are honest, fast, and have reasonable rates.

Spring Break: A time to relax and have fun Plans and ideas to create a memorable Spring Break By Amanda Dillman Staff Reporter


fter stressful midterm exams, many students are looking forward to a week of relaxation. Luckily, spring break is right around the corner. It conjures up images of tropical beaches and road trips and other escapes from school. Freshman Criminal Justice major Farouk Dadzie said that over break he will be traveling to Milwaukee for a soccer tournament, and then will be vacationing in New York and visiting friends. Dadzie said that he is looking forward to having a break and relaxing. Freshman Resort Management major Ramsey Riehl plans to visit a friend in northern Michigan and shop at the Gurnee Outlet Mall in Kenosha. He also plans to relax and hang out with friends from high school. Senior Business Management major Leon Liu will be driving to Chicago with a friend and will be spending a lot of time doing what he wants to do. He hopes he doesn’t have a lot of homework to

do over break. Senior Criminal Justice and Psychology major Erica Smurawa is driving down to Florida with some friends. “I’m excited to get away and to get to spend time with friends,” she said. “We’re driving down there [to Florida], so it’s going to be an adventure the whole way!” Not all students will be traveling. Some are sticking around at home, sleeping in, and hanging out with family and friends. Ashley Stritchko, freshman writing major, said, “I’m planning on going to a Milwaukee Admirals hockey game to use up six tickets that I won during halftime of a previous game.” However, Stritchko is most excited to “just relax and spend time with my little brothers and of course my boyfriend!” Maria Jacobs, sophomore psychology and Spanish major, is simply planning on sleeping and hanging out with friends. She is really looking forward to “not having homework and being able to stay out late and do what I want!” If you don’t know what you want to do yet or haven’t made

any plans for break, here are some ing sky diving. Make it a priority mane Society. Choose your favorideas. to accomplish everything you put ite non-profit organization and ofOne option is to go on a road on the list. This is a fun way to fer your assistance. This would be trip. If you don’t want to spend spend time with friends and take a great way to obtain some service a lot of money staying at hotels, your mind off of the stressors that hours while also helping out the camping is a good option (weath- school brings. community. er permitting). You can pack your One other idea is to volunteer There are many other things own food in a cooler and pitch a over break. Spend time at the Boys you can do over break, but no tent on a campground. You can and Girls Club, help out at a soup matter what you decide, stay safe, purchase a tent for less than it kitchen, or lend a hand at the Hu- have fun, and relax! would cost for one night at a hotel. Whether you choose to camp or to get a hotel room, be sure to make a reservation in advance so that you are guaranteed a place to stay. Before your road trip, Google “popular songs for a road trip” and add your favorites to your iPod to help alleviate boredom during the journey. If you do plan on taking a road trip, it is a good idea to buy a AAA membership. This can be a vacation saver if your car breaks down—and if it doesn’t, you’ll still save on the cost of lodging. Also, before traveling, pick up an updated atlas or update your GPS. Another idea is to make a bucket list with friends of things kati jendraszak/ to do together over break. These While some students are traveling over break, some students plan to use their things can range from watching break to do some volunteer work like Pratikshya Bhandari (left) and Margarita the entire series of “Friends” to go- Barraza Diaz did on the Habitat for Humanity trip last spring.



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Cows, plows, and sows

Fun House

“Funny Farm” takes on a whole new meaning By Greg Heinen

Advertising Manager


t is 5:30 a.m. and time to bring the cows home. Tiredness has set in for me, but cows don’t milk themselves. Work never stops with those slightly overweight creatures. They don’t take off for Christmas, or spring break, or any other days, for that matter. Cows have helped me from a monetary standpoint: I grew up on a farm which we sold when I was in fifth grade. When I was just starting high school, I decided to give cows another shot. I got a job at my uncle’s farm. I still work there today, relying on those unintelligent animals to help me become more intelligent—they help me pay for college and leave me “presents.” In my opinion, cows have to be the dirtiest animals alive. They sleep in their own cow pies—and I am not talking about the kind we eat either. Here are some stories from my experiences working on farms throughout my life. One day, I was preparing to lead a heifer that I intended on showing at the fair. I caught her with the rope halter and tied her to a post. I left for a moment, and before I knew it she took off on

me. The worst thing was where she went. That heifer went up near the barn and climbed up onto a roof. Luckily, she wasn’t heavy enough to make the roof cave in. It took some time, but I eventually got her down from the roof. Another time, I was in the barn when I heard my uncle say that a calf escaped. Calves are incredibly hard to catch because they run like deer. It was harvest season and the corn had grown quite tall. The calf made its way out into the cornfield, making it impossible to find the thing. In the end, it took two days of searching to find the missing calf. Calves and full-grown cows alike seem to enjoy looking for greener grass. There is a cemetery across the road from where I work. Funerals have to be notified that cows may “Moo” during the ceremonies. One day, the cows busted through the fencing and escaped onto the road. There were seven cows roaming in uncharted territory. They then decided to visit the aforementioned cemetery. My co-workers and I had to carefully maneuver the small herd so they wouldn’t knock over any headstones or defecate on them in any way.

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We were fortunate enough that there was no serious damage done to the cemetery—though the cows did eat some grass. It doesn’t seem to be common knowledge that calves have a funny tendency—when you feed them milk, they apparently need to hook pails on their heads. When they do this, they are not happy. They will sprint until the pail comes off. I remember a time when one calf ran full speed into a wall and flipped over without even dislodging the pail. I’m not a criminal justice major, but I know for a fact that cow number 197 is a bloody thief. All jokes aside, she would eat the whole silo if you gave her the chance. Every day she made several attempts to break into the barn. When I let her into the barn she would head straight for the feed room hoping for some corn. One day, I forgot to hook the door shut and ole’ 197 had a field day. She and a couple of accomplices knocked things over and left the barn a mess. While these stories make working on a farm seem chaotic and disgusting, I have no reason to complain. After all, those cow pies help pay the bills. By Jenni Heinrich Fun House Editor


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Two tournaments disappoint men’s volleyball Team ends Hoosier-Illini Classic, Midwest 10 with sub-par performances By Nicole Geurts Features Editor


he Lakeland Muskies men’s volleyball team competed in two tournaments over the last couple weeks. On Feb. 26, they opened the Hoosier-Illini Classic with a win over the University of Illinois-Chicago with a score of 2-1 (25-27, 2522, 15-7). They were able to find a good rhythm to start the match and wouldn’t show any signs of letting down against Chicago. Lakeland, an honorable mention in the Feb. 4 National Collegiate Volleyball Federation poll, was led offensively by sophomore Dane Maier. Maier had 13 kills which went along with senior Chris Kubacki’s 28 assists, which led the team. The second match of the

tournament wouldn’t prove to be as good as the first as the Muskies fell to Marquette 2-0 (31-29, 25-21). Head coach Chad Schreiber was not happy with his team’s performance. “This was our worst performance of the year,” Schreiber said. “No one stepped up to impact the result of a close match. I shouldn’t have to use timeouts to ask for effort.” Lakeland was led offensively by Maier’s nine kills and junior Jared Sparrey’s six kills. In their final pool play match, Lakeland would lose 2-0 (25-21, 25-20) against Notre Dame. With another close match, the Muskies couldn’t seem to overcome the loss against Marquette. Sparrey led the team offensively with five kills. On the defensive side, Kubacki and senior Beau

Above: Sophomore Dane Maier eyes up a spike of crowd-pleasing proportions. Left: Junior libero Andy Cheever prepares to perform a technically-sound bump.

Bradshaw would each contribute three blocks for the Muskies. On their fourth match of the day the Muskies would suffer another loss, this one in the HoosierIllini Challenge game against Texas A&M 2-0 (25-22, 25-20). This match the Muskies would use several lineups to get others playing time but it wasn’t enough to snatch the win. Freshman Brett Kaczmarek and sophomore Josh Tucek had four kills each to lead Lakeland. The Muskies then moved to the silver bracket in the tournament and would be knocked out in the opening round on Sunday. They would suffer a 2-1 (18-25, 1325, 15-11) loss to the No. 16-ranked Ball State. In the first game the Musk-

Track finishes indoor season Salazar earns points at indoor championships


he Lakeland College track and field team competed in the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) indoor championships Feb. 26 in Naperville, Ill. While the team earned only three points, all on the men’s side, there were a few individuals who performed well. Junior Joey Salazar scored the team’s only three team points with his sixth place finish in the 55 meter dash. Freshman distance runner Joseph Sapp finished 16th in the 5000 meter run. “It was my first meet of the year and I’d been hurt and I just wanted to give it a go,” said Salazar, who finished seventh in the

preliminaries before his 6.76 second time in the final. “I was kind of nervous running for the first time but once I got into the finals I was pumped, confident, and I just wanted to go fast. Second through sixth place was separated by hundredths of a second so I would have liked to do better but I’ll take it…I’ll take it…I’ll take it.” In the field events for the men, freshman Jon Vercauteren placed 15th in the 16-pound shot put. On the women’s side, Lakeland had one competitor, sophomore Christine Deitte, who placed 23rd in the 3000 meters and 11th in the 5000 meters. “Everyone’s times have improved from our meet two weeks

ago,” said Lakeland head coach Pete Hahm. “Joey Salazar had been hurt and this was his first competition of the season and he was able to run well and get us some team points. He has vastly improved from last season; he’s been working hard and he’s done some good things. Hopefully he’ll continue his success in outdoor. Joseph Sapp did a good job this weekend. We hope to see more improvement from him in outdoor season.” The Muskies take to the track for outdoor season starting April 2 when they will travel to Milwaukee, Wis. to take part in the Wisconsin Lutheran College Invitational beginning at 10:30 a.m.

ies showed signs of having a good rhythm, but after that it would only lead to a disappointing finish to the Classic. Lakeland was led offensively by Kaczmarek who had 13 kills and eight digs. Fellow freshman Glenn Frost added seven kills and senior setter Kubacki added 20 assists and had a team-high of nine digs. After the tournament the Muskies would suffer their fifth consecutive loss on Wednesday, March 2, falling 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 25-16) to WVC foe UWWhitewater. The Muskies (10-11, 6-4) were able to make adjustments throughout the match and played well, however, they just couldn’t pull out the win. They were led offensively by Maier who had ten kills. Kubacki would have a team-high of 24 assists. On defense, junior libero Andrew Cheever led the team with 14 digs. On March 5, the Muskies traveled to Dekalb, Ill. to take part in the Midwest 10 Championships. They won their opening match 2-0 (25-19, 25-18) over Iowa State. On offense the Muskies were led by Kaczmarek who had seven kills while Sparrey added six kills with a .555 hitting percentage. The team played solid defense and had a total of 17 blocks in the match. They went on to win their second match with a 2-1 (19-25, 25-21, 15-12) victory over UWMilwaukee. The team put together a great victory and impressed Schreiber. “This might be our best win of the year,” said Schreiber. “It seemed like many guys wanted to

step up in this one and that made the difference.” Three players would lead the Muskies on the offensive side. Sparrey, Maier, and Kaczmarek all had seven kills each on the match. On defense, Sparrey led the Muskies with six blocks. Adding five blocks to the mix was freshman Ralph Kokoszka. Later on that day, Lakeland started bracket play and played the host of the tournament, Nothern Illinois University. The Muskies were knocked out in the first round with a loss of 2-1 (25-22, 20-25, 15-8). “Losing to NIU was an unfortunate end to an otherwise good day,” said Schreiber. “It was the type of day we were looking to have all year. We have more positives than negatives to take home from this one.” Junior outside hitter Dan Sheets-Poling had this to say about the weekend. “The weekend was a disappointment, because we wanted to win the championship. We did play much better together than we have in the last couple of weeks, especially beating UW-Milwaukee. That was a big momentum booster to our overall confidence.” Kaczmarek led the Muskies on offense with eleven kills. On defense Cheever led the team with eleven digs. The team as a whole put up an impressive 15 blocks in the match having 13 alone in game two. The Muskies are back in action tomorrow March 11, as they play their postponed match against another WVC foe UWLaCrosse and is set to begin at 7 p.m.


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Men’s basketball bows out of NAC tournament


Edgewood tops Lakeland in Madison; Regal, Ward, Schroeder earn recognition


akeland junior point guard Josh Regal scored a teamhigh 15 points but the men’s basketball team came up short in an 84-72 loss against Edgewood College in the quarterfinals of the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) Tournament Feb. 23 in Madison. Including the tournament loss the Muskies finished the season with an 11-7 record in NAC play and a 16-10 overall mark. It was an up and down game for the Muskies and the Eagles as the lead changed 10 times throughout play. In the first half Edgewood took an early lead, but the Muskies went on a 11-2 run to take a two point advantage with just under eleven minutes remaining in the half. In a span of nine minutes the score tied five times, but junior Jack Ridgway hit a 3-pointer just before half to give Lakeland a 35-34 advantage. Lakeland went ice cold from the floor in the second-half and shot a mere 32.4 percent while the Eagles went hot and shot nearly 60 percent from the field. “I have to give Edgewood a lot of credit,” said Lakeland Basketball Coach Aaron Aanonsen. “They shot really well in the second half and when they missed, they got the offensive rebound. “I thought we did a good job in the first 34 minutes. Unfortunately, Edgewood hit a couple of tough shots and we missed the front end on key free throws. Overall, we didn’t do the things we needed to

Junior guard Jack Ridgway brings the ball up against Edgewood Feb. 3 in Lakeland’s Moose and Dona Woltzen Gymnasium.

do to win the game tonight.” Edgewood went on an 8-2 run at the six minute mark to take a two-point lead, one it would never relinquish. The Eagles led by as many as 13 points to secure the quarterfinal victory. Regal ended the night with five assists to go along with his team-high 15 points. Ridgway added 14 points and went a per-

fect 5-of-5 from the charity stripe. Freshman Justin Ward chipped in 14 points and grabbed four rebounds Last week Regal, Ward, and senior Sam Schroeder were recognized with All-NAC honors. Regal, a Suring, Wis., native, led the league in assist-to-turnover ratio with 2.1, was second in assists with 145, and fifth in steals

with 58. He was the Muskies second-leading scorer with 12.9 points per game and led the team in 3-point field goals made with 51, and minutes played with 32.4. This season Regal became the 36th player in the program’s history to score 1,000 points in a career. “Josh did a great job for us the whole year,” Aanonsen said. “He knew when to be a distributor and

when to take over a game with scoring. He had a great feel this year and he made himself a more complete player, which in the end helped us be more successful.” Ward, a forward from Wisconsin Dells, Wis., led the team with 4.6 rebounds per game, averaged 9.8 points per game, and was second in the conference in blocked shots with 34. “Justin’s progress throughout the year was phenomenal,” Aanonsen said. “He gained a lot of confidence throughout the year. He’s been receptive to coaching and changing positions and I’m excited to watch him grow over the next three years as a studentathlete. I think he can be a special player.” Lakeland was represented on the All-Sportsmanship team by senior guard Sam Schroeder. The Shawano, Wis., native played in six games this season and ended his Lakeland basketball career as one of two members of the 200708 NAC Tournament Championship team. He appeared in 61 games, starting in 12. Schroeder averaged 1.8 points per game and 1.9 rebounds per game. “Sam is the most unselfish, team-oriented player I have ever coached. He has always been a positive influence to our team on and off the court, and his leadership has been instrumental to our program the past several years. His personality is infectious, and I am blessed to be able to coach him the past four years.”

Men’s tennis drops non-conference matches Four-player squad dominated by D-3 tennis powers By Danny Spatchek Managing Editor


arthage and UW-Oshkosh each blanked Lakeland’s shorthanded men’s tennis 9-0 March 5 at the YMCA Tennis Center in Oshkosh, Wis. Lakeland went into both matches behind 3-0 after defaulting at No. 5 and 6 and No. 3 doubles with only four players at the competition. Seniors Tom Kuehl and junior Yu Sasaki combined at No. 1 doubles for Lakeland’s closest match against nationally-ranked Carthage, an 8-1 loss. Kuehl lost by another 8-1 margin, this time with junior Yu Sasaki as his partner against Oshkosh’s No. 1. Junior No. 3 Kazuya Kodayama lost 6-1, 6-0 for Lakeland’s only other breakthrough on the scoreboard of the day against the Titans, who haven’t dropped a match this year against opponents Lakeland will play in the Northern Athletic Conference (NAC). Men’s Tennis Coach Casey Carr said while his team has room for improvement, the scores of its matches this weekend don’t tell the whole story. “We definitely need to improve our serving percentages and

Men’s tennis coach Casey Carr (top left) inherits an inexperienced team without four-year conference champion Andre Glass (top right), Carr’s assistant this year.

learn how to stay in points. When we’re playing against experienced opponents we can still stay competitive by letting our opponent

make the mistakes. “The box scores mean absolutely nothing as to what actually happened in the matches. All

of the games were close but just went the other way. It gave me a lot of confidence that the guys hustled and played as smart as

they did against such competitive teams,” Carr said. Carr and the team’s captain, Kuehl, applauded the efforts of the team’s four international students last weekend against Carthage’s and Oshkosh’s seasoned players. They said the additions Dane Maier, Andy Cheever, and Brandon Robinson—who will be unavailable to play tennis until after their Lakeland volleyball schedule finishes in early April—will benefit the team. “When we get the volleyball players back, it will move everyone else down in the lineup,” Kuehl said. “Some of the international students have only been playing for three months and it’s impressive what they did against Carthage and Oshkosh. It’s basically like taking a person who just turned pro and putting him up against [Roger] Federer.” Carr, in his first season as the men’s tennis coach, said he hopes his team can challenge traditional conference powers like MSOE and Concordia-Wisconsin by recruiting extensively in the future. “It’s time for us to be known as the team nobody wants to play against,” he said. Lakeland’s next match is April 4, when they will host UWSheboygan.



The Lakeland College

M I R R O R Issue 4, March 10, 2011

Roberson heads to Nationals as team takes ninth Senior 157-pounder finishes third; will wrestle in La Crosse this weekend


he Lakeland College wrestling team took ninth place as they hosted the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Feb. 26 at the Todd Wehr Center Fieldhouse. Senior Isaac Roberson led the Muskies with an at-large bid to Nationals. The 157-pound grappler took third and broke Lakeland’s All-time Takedown Record on a prolific day. Roberson makes his first trip to Nationals on March 11-12 in La Crosse, Wis. Roberson, a No. 3 seed, ended the day 3-1. In the first round he earned the 17-9 major decision over Tom Jung of Elmhurst College. In the second round and in the thirdplace match, he beat Drew Larson of St. Johns, 6-5 and 2-1, respectively. His only loss came to the No. 2 seed, Justin Berns of Concordia College- Moorhead in the championship semi-finals. “Isaac wrestled his tail off today,” said Lakeland assistant coach Jake Frias. “He faced a lot adversity and lost to the No. 2 wrestler by two points. He wrestled his way back and remained mentally tough to take third place.” Sophomore Ryan Renon also led the Muskies, taking fourthplace after a first round bye and upset the No. 2 seed, Brandon Bahr of Augsburg, 8-6 in the second round. Renon lost 9-7 to Jordan Waples of St. Olaf, the eventual second place finisher. In the third-place match, Renon suffered a 6-3 setback to Jordan Graham of Augustana. “Renon works hard and his match was emotional,” said Frias. “He was just short of the top three, but with his work ethic and attitude he’ll work hard in the off season and come back hungry next season.” Freshman Grant Franson wrestled at 125 and claimed a key victory over No. 8 Sam Deligio of the Milwaukee School of Engi-

Sophomore Ryan Renon wrestles at 165 pounds during the Great Lakes Regional Feb. 26. Renon finished fourth on the day.

neering. Franson lost to Deligio a few times earlier in the season, but got the upper hand today, earning the 9-7 decision. “Grant wrestled the best he’s wrestled all year,” said Frias. “Beating a guy he’s lost to a couple of times earlier in the season says a lot about the wrestler he has become.” At the 141-pound weight class was junior Robby Frias, who came only a match away from placing. The No. 7 seed earned a technical fall over Jason LaFavor of Knox College 24-9, but lost to No. 2 Chris Sandy of St. Johns, who won the 141-pound championship. R. Frias also earned the 9-8 decision against Joseph Ruetttiger of St. Olaf. Freshman Jacob Bugajski was also one match away from placing at the 149-pound division. The grappler earned an 8-5 decision over Jacob Long of CCM in round one. In the consolation bracket,

said he knows Roberson can become an All-American at Nationals in La Crosse, Wis. this weekend.“I know a winner when I see one,” said DeRoehn. “Isaac has had a great season that includes multiple tournament championships, outstanding wrestler accolades and becoming the career leader in takedowns at Lakeland. Competing at Nationals will allow him to fully realize his potential and I expect to see him on the podium Saturday night.” Roberson has compiled an impressive season, posting a 23-3 record and claiming numerous tournament titles and championships. “I’m so proud of Isaac,” said DeRoehn. “He has bought into our system of goal setting and understands how to translate what he puts on paper from goal-setting to goal-achievement.” DeRoehn feels Roberson’s confidence and mental toughness are the right combination to become Lakeland’s third All-American. “There are many things that make Isaac tough, but most importantly he believes in himself,” said DeRoehn. “His faith in God allows him to wrestle free because he knows whatever happens is just part of His plan.”

Bugajski got the 8-5 decision of “Nick stepped up for us and Devin Silva of Pacific, but lost to earned a huge victory for the the eventual third-place winner. team,” said J. Frias. At 174 junior Miguel Luis Freshman Tom Phalin reprepinned Peter Thompson of Ma- sented Lakeland at the 285-pound ranatha Baptist in one minute, 35 weight class. Phalin wrestled seconds. Luis lost to the eventual tough, but couldn’t claim a victory 174-pound champion in the sec- in a highly-competitive weight ond round, but went on to earn a class. victory over Caleb Malycheaski of Head coach Mike DeRoehn Pacific, 5-2. W r e s tling two weight classes up again was senior Nick Kusta. The 184-pound grappler lost in the first-round, but pinned What better reward than the satisfaction of knowing you’ve made Michael Crane a difference in someone’s life? of MBBC in one minute, 10 Here at BioLife Plasma Services members of our community seconds in the proudly make a difference in people’s lives every day. consolation bracket. We invite you to join our life-saving program and schedule


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Spring 2011, Issue 4  
Spring 2011, Issue 4  

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