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ESTABLISHED 1921 April 4, 2011 Volume 89, Issue 39

Loyola Marymount University

LMU mourns loss of student Student and war veteran Clay Hunt died last Thursday in Houston, Texas.

Kappa Sigma addresses USC incident NEWS ANALYSIS

Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers discuss USC e-mail which refers to women as ‘targets.’

By Tierney Finster Asst. A&E Editor

By Michael Goldsholl

Clay Hunt, a sophomore physical and occupational therapy major currently on a leave of absence, died on March 31 in Houston, Texas. He was 28 years old. According to David Ramirez, a natural science professor who taught Hunt at LMU, Hunt began his leave of absence in the spring of 2010. As an accomplished Marine, Hunt’s death provoked responses from the military community. Following his death, the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) blog published a statement about the unfortunate loss of one of its spokesmen. The blog post states that Hunt took his own life. An open letter from Marine Jake Wood on Hunt’s service project Team Rubicon’s Loyolan Archives website elaborated Clay Hunt on Hunt’s death. Wood wrote that the difficulties of returning to civilian life post-war took a toll on Hunt. “Clay battled the demons of depression; our shared experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan only served to exacerbate those burdens,” Wood wrote. According to the Houston Chronicle, Hunt always found satisfaction in the mutual responsibilities and successes of being part of a team. A solid athlete, Hunt’s greatest passion was football, motivating him to play for his Stratford High School team. After high school, Hunt received an associate degree from Blinn College in College Station, Texas and then began his career at LMU. However, he quickly decided to postpone his career at LMU in order to join the United States Marine Corps.

62% of LMU’s tenured professors



We call the workplace gender-neutral but in fact it’s masculine. Workplaces assume you don’t have a family or if you do, somebody else is taking care of it, so we see women having to keep the home fires burning in addition to holding whatever job they want to have.

- Dr. Nancy Jabbra professor & chair of the women’s studies department

For the full story, turn to “1.6 times more men than women are tenured” on page 4.

Asst. Managing Editor | Sports Editor

Parties, philanthropy and brotherhood. At any university, Greek life is going to draw diverse connotations – sometimes good and in other cases bad. And with an affiliation that contains a large national population, such as a fraternity, it’s not out of the realm of possibility for one member ’s actions to negatively reflect upon the entire group. Recently, a controversial e-mail, originating at the University of Southern California’s (USC) chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, has gained national coverage. The e-mail itself is written in a “Tucker Max” style, which – if you are not familiar with him – is one man’s (Tucker Max) niche style of writing that graphically depicts his experiences fornicating with women. However, this e-mail took that style to the most extreme extent, by not only demeaning female students, but also by including a ranking system for women that, according to the e-mail, “takes nothing else into account but pure physical beauty.” To add to the fraternity’s troubles, another member of USC’s Kappa Sigma chapter was the center of negative attention, as pictures of him having sex on a rooftop of a USC building surfaced on March 26. While the actions of the author of this e-mail have certainly created a considerable amount of controversy for the Kappa Sigma chapter at USC, its status as a national issue has affected chapters nationwide,

Information provided by the 2010-11 University Bulletin; Graphic by: Dol-Anne Asiru | Loyolan

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Na Kolea brings island culture to the mainland NEWS FEATURE LMU’s Hawai`i club continues to build community among native islanders. By Margo Jasukaitis Asst. News Editor

Members are “preservers and ambassadors of the Aloha spirit,” according to their website. The 80 members of LMU’s Hawai`i club, Na Kolea, are brought together by a common interest in the culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands, according to club president and senior Traci-Lynn Hirai. This past Saturday, the club hosted

its 37th annual lu`au. Students, family and friends of Na Kolea members gathered in Lawton Plaza to enjoy traditional Hawaiian food and dancing. “[The lu`au] is by far our biggest event of the year,” said Hirai. In addition to putting on the annual lu`au, the members of Na Kolea put on a variety of events geared towards making freshmen feel welcome and at home at LMU. “When I got [to LMU], I was surprised to see how big of a presence students from Hawaii had on campus,” said senior biology major Derek Hondo, Na Kolea’s vice president. Sophomore natural science major Veronica Glen said she sees the value

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Hawaiian musical group Natural Vibrations performed at Saturday night’s lu`au.

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Special Games draws in excited athletes

All Photos: Angelica Marie Valdez | Loyolan

This past Saturday, LMU Special Games volunteers and coaches provided an opportunity for the physically and mentally challenged to participate in several activities in Sunken Garden.

LMU hosts largest Special Games on a University campus. By Liz Peters News Intern

Close to 200 athletes paraded through rows of bright balloons and cheering students onto LMU’s campus for the 34th annual Special Games last Saturday. The event consisted of many games, competitions, a petting zoo and a barbecue for all the athletes and their coaches. The group of LMU volunteers consisted of students

from many different organizations around campus, such as Crimson Circle, Resident Housing Association, Belles and various sororities and fraternities, along with a team of alumni. “Special Games is great because it brings the whole campus out and so many students come to volunteer,” said junior student volunteer and film production major Diana AlMahmood. Established in 1977, Special Games is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for the physically and mentally challenged to participate in various games and competitions, according to the

All Photos: Angelica Marie Valdez | Loyolan

Volunteers and coaches (pictured above and below) support Special Games athletes in the game-day activities on Saturday.

event’s website. The athletes arrived in groups and were welcomed by a large group of cheering LMU volunteers, music and an archway of colorful balloons. Each athlete was then paired with a student volunteer who assisted them throughout the day with activities like arts and crafts and the bean bag toss. They were also offered a chance to play with many different animals in the petting zoo. “It is a beautiful learning experience for both the volunteers and athletes,” said Miriam Franco, a junior liberal studies major and student volunteer.

According to the LMU Special Games website, LMU is the first and only university to create such a large program. The Special Games Organization is run by a student committee and directed by junior Spanish and business double major Leticia Duenas. “I love it because everyone comes together to give up three Saturdays for others, and it encourages us to follow LMU’s mission in being students for others,” said Duenas. The committee splits up its duties, assigning each member a particular task to put the event together and make sure it runs smoothly.

According to the LMU Special Games website, the mission of Special Games is “to bring together the special needs community of Los Angeles and the Loyola Marymount University community for a day of fun, friendship and personal growth.” Special Games is entirely student-run and funded exclusively by donations. Students who volunteer to make this possible go through training and participate in practice days in preparation for the event. For information on how to become a future participant, go to Special_Games/About.htm.


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USC Kappa Sigma scandal taints perceptions of Greeks Kappa Sigma from page 1 including the Pi Beta chapter, whose membership consists of LMU students despite being unrecognized by Loyola Marymount University. “I think it definitely has an effect on us if other people don’t know our chapter personally,” said junior political science major Ryan Burbank, who is currently president of the Kappa Sigma Pi Beta chapter. “I’ve had a few people contact me with questions about it. Of course, we’re not related to USC in any way, but it’s too bad that it reflects on us poorly.” Although a unifying bond is a part of Greek life, and though members will certainly have some similarities, differences are also a common occurrence as well. “I’ve been to national conferences over the summers and there are representatives from every chapter throughout the nation and even in Canada,” said junior studio arts and art history double major Stephen Smith, former president of the Kappa Sigma’s Pi Beta chapter. “While there is that common bond between us that can be great, it can also hurt us. It can bring fresh ideas, but at the same time, it can end up going in the wrong direction like we’ve seen here.” At the same time, the men of the Kappa Sigma fraternity strongly believe that although they are associated with Kappa Sigma nationally, one member’s poor choices shouldn’t cause people to believe that’s how all

Kappa Sigma members act. “I feel that the controversy is not an accurate representation of the type of men that join the fraternity of Kappa Sigma,” said CyVan Yamamato, junior business major and member of the Kappa Sigma Pi Beta chapter. “We want to be scholars and gentlemen,” said Burbank. “It’s one of the things that we are trying to accomplish here, and they aren’t reflecting that.” This view doesn’t lie solely in the minds of Kappa Sigma members either. Fr. William J. Fulco S.J., who is the faculty representative for the LMU chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep), and has a long history with the Kappa Sigma Pi Beta chapter at Loyola Marymount, offers his praise for the Pi Beta chapter. “I am frequently asked about our chapter here, and I take the occasion to point out that every chapter is different, and I am immensely proud of our SigEp record, history and behavior at our LMU chapter. It’s the same with Kappa Sigma – you can’t paint Kappa Sigma at LMU with the same brush as that at USC. Although for some reason Kappa Sigma has not been allowed yet to colonize at LMU, the chapter with LMU men is stellar and very different from that at USC. It is well known for its generosity, thriving philanthropy, fine behavior, and – I hasten to add – patience. I would love to see the Kappa Sigma chapter associated with LMU on campus, and have raised the

issue many times,” said Fulco. Additionally, the e-mail has not only cast the Kappa Sigma fraternity in a negative light, but it has hampered the perception of Greek life in general. Alex Martin, senior political science major and member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority at LMU, was offended by the e-mail, and reflected on how one student’s actions have influenced the entire Greek community. “It’s embarrassing for anyone involved,” she said, “especially for Kappa Sigma. … It definitely reflects poorly on the Greek community everywhere.” The controversy also gives credence to the importance of remembering that anything posted to the Internet has the potential to be seen by anyone, whether intended for thirdparty eyes or not. “I think there is a huge lesson to learn about how people portray themselves on the Internet,” said Smith. “Sure, it’s easy to be taken out of context or to be misunderstood, but anytime you hit send, submit or post, your name is attached to it and you can’t get it back.” “I’m definitely embarrassed, disappointed – whatever words you want to put there,” said Burbank. “It’s basically frustrating that you have a lot of people coming up to you, associating your guys, who do nothing but good things, with people who are making poor choices.”

Brigette Scobas | Loyolan

Sophomore Ryan Kelly was recently hired as the general manager for ROAR Network. His goals include making ROAR Network more acessible to students and developing shorter shows.

11 Burning Questions with ROAR’s new general manager

This issue, Assistant News Editor Brigette Scobas talks with Ryan Kelly, a sophomore film production major and the new general manager of ROAR Network. 1. How did you get the new general manager position? This year my position was assistant general manager, [which] works really closely with the adviser and general manager. You are pretty much part of the upper management team and help solve problems and do a lot of the things that the general manager does. So this year, I felt like [the general manager position] was the job I was ready for when I applied. 2. What does your new job entail? You are ultimately responsible for the success and effectiveness of every­ body you work with. So when somebody doesn’t come through as a team member, it ultimately falls on my shoulders. I think motivating people, having a high standard for success and continually pushing people to do their best is going to be my main job. 3. What new things do you want to bring to ROAR? ROAR Network, in my opinion, needs to be more accessible. … Next year look for ROAR Network online, look for us capitalizing on viral stuff, look for shorter programming and more shows … [and] an on­air promotions manager. 4. How do you get your ideas/inspiration? Through hanging out with my few creative friends. … We literally just get in a room and talk and then write down everything we talk about. I have a list on my stickies on my desktop of things I hope to shoot one day and some of them are really funny.

Parking Lot H - At 2 a.m. on Monday, March 28, there was a report of an intoxicated visitor in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Sacred Heart Chapel - At 5:43 p.m. on Monday, March 28, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Sunken Garden- At 4:08 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Whelan Lane - At 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Sunken Garden - at 8:35 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, there was a report of a student assaulted during College Fest. The case is closed.

Sunken Garden - At 9:48 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, there was a report of a student assaulted during College Fest. The case is closed. Tenderich Apartments - At 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Doheny Hall - At 11:35 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Hannon Field - At 1:38 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Burns Gate - At 1 a.m. on Friday, March 18, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs.

Hannon Apartments - At 1:03 a.m. on Friday, March 18, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Del Rey North - At 1:13 a.m. on Friday, March 18, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Rosecrans Hall - At 1:58 a.m. on Friday, March 18, there was a report of an intoxicated visitor in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Del Rey North - At 3 a.m. on Friday, March 18, there was a report of an intoxicated student in need of medical assistance. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs. Hannon Apartments - At 10:38 p.m. on Friday, March 18, there was a report of an underaged student in possession of alcohol. The case was referred to Judicial Affairs.

!"#$%&'#&()#'%)#*)+),'-#./#0.(12+3#&'#45647 On a day­to­day basis it’s actually pretty fun to come to work. I’ve !"#$%&'()'*'+",'"-'&(--%#%),'"-./%'%)0(#")1%),23'45,'6786'9*2'*':""&'0(4%' to it. It’s got good people, a few good couches to work on [and] a TV. It seems like every time you’re in there you joke around. On a serious note, the coolest part of working there ... is that [you] can look back and say, “Wow, we’ve come so far in one year.” 8"#$%&'#&()#'%)#+)3&'29)-#./#0.(12+3#&'#4564#/.(#:.;7 You get out late a lot. A lot. At 11 p.m. I’m happy [if I] get [to go] out like three days a week. <"#$%&'#2-#:.;(#2=)&>#=&:#&'#0.(17 Sunny day. One of my classes was cancelled so I can come in a little ear­ ly. No one’s there. I get some really important work done. Then, two hours ()3';%";+%'2,*#,'.+():'()<''=%'9*0%'*)'%0%),':"():'")'*)&':%,'-#%%'-""&<'=%' have a recruitment event [and] four people come up to me and say, ‘We are really interested in ROAR.’... I meet them. That’s cool. We have a meeting that goes really well. It’s super productive. We come up with new promo­ tion ideas...Then we have another meeting and talk about how awesome ,9*,'+*2,'1%%,():'!*2<'>9%)'?'9*0%'*)",9%#'1%%,():'!(,9',9%'/%#,(./*,(")' ;%";+%3'*)&',9%@'*#%'+%*#)():'*++',9%(#'%&(,():'2,5--<'>9%)'")%'/%#,(./*,(")' member will come to me with an awesome promo. ?"#$%&'#2-#:.;(#/&9.(2')#4564#-%.0#&+=#0%:7 AB+*29():'="#+&2<C'>9%'.#2,'%;(2"&%'!*2'*'+%*#)():'%D;%#(%)/%3'E45,F',9%' second episode looks so good. I’m so proud of all those guys. I hope they continue to make shows. 9. What is your guilty pleasure? “The Real Housewives of Miami.” Two weeks ago I was at a friend’s house and they had “The Real Housewives of Miami” on and I was glued. It was so sad. Those people are so materialistic. @A"#$%&'#2-#:.;(#.B2+2.+#.+#-B)C2,C#D.;E;*)#92=).-#>21)#4)*)CC&# F>&C1#3)''2+3#G2>>2.+-#./#%2'-7 On a serious note, people need to pay attention to YouTube … because you can take one little good idea and do a few things right and 15 mil­ lion people see your video. It’s funny how [Rebecca Black’s] parents paid money to have that video produced. It’s interesting to see how YouTube videos have all this potential, and people are actually investing money into YouTube videos. It’s weird because it used to just be home­based stuff and now people are like, “We’re going to spend a couple thousand dollars on this YouTube video and hope it blows up.” @@"#6+:#/;+#'2B-#/.(#HIJ#-';=)+'-7 See L.A. because it’s huge and has so much to offer. Get a car. … Meet people outside of LMU. They are oftentimes more fun because they don’t have 15 units of classes to take.

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1.6 times more men are tenured than women NEWS ANALYSIS The discrepancy in gender representation is partially a result of past patterns. By Margo Jasukaitis Asst. News Editor

Nearly 1.6 times as many men are tenured faculty here at LMU than women. According to the 2010-11 University Bulletin issued by the Office of the Registrar, of the University’s 394 full-time, tenured faculty, 242 are men while just 152 are women. Becoming a tenured faculty member is a long process during which professors must demonstrate commitment and contribution in three distinct areas: teaching, administrative service and research. Professors are not considered for tenure immediately after being hired; rather, they are

typically hired in a tenuretrack position. After teaching for approximately five years, the professor can apply to be considered for tenure. Academic tenure is intended to preserve professors’ academic freedom, protecting them from being fired on the basis of dissent, radical opinion or unpopular teachings and research. Once a professor is granted tenure, it is uncommon for that status to be revoked. A recent article published in the University of Georgia’s (UGA) student newspaper, the Red and Black, stated that according to the 2009 UGA Fact Book, “University-wide, about a fifth of tenured professors are female.” While the gap between the number of tenured male professors and tenured female professors at LMU is somewhat smaller, nearly three-fifths of tenured faculty at LMU are men. This discrepancy between the number of women who are granted tenure and the num-

ber of men could be the result of the combination of any number of contributing factors, according to Dr. Nancy Jabbra, professor and chair of the women’s studies department. “It’s a complex topic,” she said. “The situation we have now is the result in part of the situation in the past. At one time there were very few women faculty members, so [the effects of] that continue,” said Jabbra. “As more women [who were] tenure-track faculty were brought in and received tenure, the ratio began to shift, but we still see more men [who are tenured]. … That’s partially a reflection of the older pattern.” Jabbra also pointed out that it is important to examine the University’s hiring policies and patterns when looking at the percentages of male and female tenured professors. “Are we hiring more tenuretrack women or men? If we are hiring tenure-track women, we have to look at the issue of

retention,” she said. “We can hire women faculty, but we [also] have to keep them, we have to retain them. … It’s the job of the people who hire female professors to make sure they are keeping [the] women they hire. This means proper mentoring.” The discrepancy in gender representation is more evident in certain fields of study than others. For example, all seven of the tenured faculty members in the department of physics and engineering physics are men. According to Katherine Harmon’s article, “Why aren’t more women tenured science professors?” published this past June in “Scientific American,” however, that could be due in part to the small percentage of women who apply for tenure in scientific fields. According to the article, which examined the results of a study conducted by the National Science Foundation, “Many women who earned science Ph.D.s have ended up outside the ivory tower.”

The article cites the field of chemistry as an example. According to Harmon’s article, while women accounted for 32 percent of Ph.D. recipients between 1999 and 2003, they represented a mere 18 percent of applicants to tenure-track positions in the chemistry field during that same time frame. These findings are consistent with the pattern of small numbers of tenured female professors despite ever increasing numbers of women enrolled as students in undergraduate and graduate programs nationwide. When asked if she saw the number of tenured female faculty increasing as this generation’s record number of female college students graduate, some continuing on to earn master’s and doctorate degrees, Jabbra said, “Whether there will be more women faculty than men I doubt. … [Will] more young women go into university teaching? I certainly hope so.”

LMU’s Hawai`i club hosts 37th annual lu`au Na Kolea from page 1 of the club in the sense of community it provides Hawaiian students. “I think Na Kolea is important because moving so far away from home can be hard. Na Kolea provides Hawaiian students with a community, a place to share their culture and experiences from their home with one another,” she said. One of the programs Na Kolea has implemented to help students integrate themselves into the Hawaiian community is the aptly named Ohana Program (ohana means “family” in Hawaiian). According to Hondo, the program “places students in families [consisting of club] members from each grade.” The families function as support systems and

provide opportunites to meet friends that members may not have otherwise had the chance to grow close to. Hondo’s family, which consists of five members including himself, goes out to dinner periodically throughout the semester in an effort to develop friendships with each other. “We’ve become great friends,” Hondo said. The Ohana Program is also a great way to integrate non-native Hawaiian students into Na Kolea. While a majority of the club’s members hail from the Aloha State, some do not. “We … have non-Hawaiian residents as well,” said Hirai. “We welcome anyone interested in learning more about Hawaiian culture.” “I happen to be the only one from Hawai`i out of the five [members of my Ohana],” said Hondo. The creation of these families is just one way Na Kolea is helping students adapt to college life at LMU and the different pace of life in Los Angeles. Hirai said she joined the club her freshman year because she missed the native culture of her Hawaiian hometown. “Having been born and

raised in Hawai`i, I missed hanging out with local people and eating local food,” said Hirai. Hondo knew a couple of other people from Hawai`i when he arrived on the bluff, but had no intention of joining Na Kolea. “I [ended up] joining because I randomly met some [members] who I made a connection with,” said Hondo. Ultimately, Na Kolea strives to not only provide a taste of home to Hawaiian students, but also to develop a sense of community on campus among both native Hawaiians and students who simply have an interest in Hawaiian culture and history. According to the club’s website, the Aloha spirit the club promotes is “the force which moves the people of Hawai`i and guides [them] in their everyday lives … [it’s what] makes Hawai`i unique.” This unique spirit, the same one that draws vacationers to the Aloha State year after year, is what continues to attract incoming freshmen to Na Kolea’s community. Hondo sees the club as a group of people he can share his Hawaiian culture with. “[It’s a place] I feel at home.”

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Na Kolea hosted its biggest event on campus last Saturday: a lu`au that featured a variety of traditional Hawaiian dances and musical performances, as well as traditional Hawaiian cusine.


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Hunt remembered for commitment to service

Hunt from page 1

Hunt served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, during which time he received a Purple Heart medal in 2007 after being wounded by a sniper attack in Iraq. Hunt received further military honor as he graduated from United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper School in February 2008. He relied on the knowledge he learned there as he held the position of a Scout Sniper during his time in Afghanistan in 2008. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in 2009 and returned to LMU to continue his education. Yet Hunt’s completion of military service was not the completion of his humanitarian service. In January 2010, he and fellow veteran Wood formed Team Rubicon, a natural disaster relief organization specializing in early response. Ramirez referred to Team Rubicon as Hunt’s “second family.” As a member of Team Rubicon, Hunt traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti just one week after the devastating earthquake in early 2010. According to the Feb. 4, 2010 issue of the Loyolan, Hunt and the rest of Team Rubicon went to work on cleaning up the city and saving Haitian lives long before any other institutional organizations were prepared to serve. Hunt went on to visit Haiti twice more, and also provided relief effort in Chile after an earthquake plagued the country later in 2010. Joanne Dennis, former LMU Alternative Breaks coordinator and current director of program development for Team Rubicon, got the chance to travel to Haiti with Hunt. “He had a great spirit and a giant

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Clay Hunt organized several trips to foreign countries that had been struck by natural disasters, including trips to Haiti (above) following the 2010 earthquake. heart, and he really wanted to help both others and the world,” Dennis told the Loyolan. After Hunt’s first trip to Haiti, Ramirez admirably described Hunt’s accomplishments to the Loyolan. “He’s not the typical LMU student. As a Marine who served two tours, he’s already experienced more than not just the students at LMU, but also the faculty and staff. A lot of people can learn from him in terms of the service he offers and his kindness,” said Ramirez. Dennis also noted Hunt’s incredible ability to assess situations and to effectively provide people in crisis with everything they need. “Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan have these amazing

skills that are perfectly suited towards disaster situations. They saved thousands of lives when they were down there,” she said. Hunt did his best to inspire other veterans to use their skills for a greater good. In a letter to President David W. Burcham informing the University of Hunt’s death, Ramirez quoted Hunt as saying: “If I had one thing to say to my fellow veterans, it would be this: Continue to serve, even though we have taken off our uniforms. No matter how great or small your service is, it is desired and needed by the world we live in today.” While caring for others abroad, Hunt did not forget the experiences of his fellow American veterans. He spent a week in Washington,

D.C. lobbying for veterans’ rights to timely benefits as part of the Storm the Hill campaign during his time at LMU, and also participated in four Ride 2 Recovery challenges that raised money for veterans in need. Dennis said that Hunt had “a passion for helping veterans,” and he tried to recover from his posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by helping others. “He was just so passionate about helping others. He got a lot of solace from that,” Dennis said. Ramirez also noted Hunt’s charitable spirit, and said, “Clay was a fine young man that always put others’ interests and well-being above his own. He was definitely a giver.”

Hunt’s multifaceted dedication to service made him a seemingly quintessential embodiment of the LMU mission statement. As both a soldier and student, Hunt truly acted as a man for others in his short but storied life. Hunt is survived by his mother Susan Selke and her husband Richard, his father Stacy Hunt and his wife Dianne and a large extended family. Hunt’s funeral is scheduled for today in Houston, and a request for an LMU memorial event in the next couple of weeks has been sent to President Burcham. Donations to a memorial fund celebrating Hunt’s life can be made at teamrubiconusa. org. -Additional reporting by Kenzie O’ Keefe

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Board Editorials

Board Editorials represent the voice of the Loyolan. They are written in collaboration by the Executive Editorial Board. Adrien Jarvis Managing Editor

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Online accountability

ecently, a number of incidents involving students making poor choices about what they post online have garnered media attention. As a result of the e-mail regarding multiple acts of indecency by affiliates of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Southern California (USC) (see “Kappa Sigma Addresses USC Incident” by Michael Goldsholl, p. 1), the Loyolan feels the need to reflect on the way one’s actions can ultimately affect the image and reputation of a greater population. The scandal prompted by the e-mail sent out by a member of USC’s Kappa Sigma chapter is a good reminder that anything posted on the Internet to a private group has the potential to be seen publicly and is therefore not as private as one might think. The message’s unintentional reach resulted in widespread offense and embarrassment for many people, including students, University officials and affiliates of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Making a commitment to a group such as a fraternity, sorority or service organization means agreeing to uphold social standards set forth by the group. Although members can maintain personal lives


outside of these commitments, it is important to keep in mind that one’s actions can still reflect poorly on other group members or the organization as a whole. In this instance, the person responsible for sending the e-mail, while remaining anonymous, instigated a controversy that not only negatively affects his fraternity’s reputation, but other Kappa Sigma chapters nationwide. Junior Stephen Smith, former president of the Kappa Sigma chapter which is currently unrecognized by LMU, was quoted in Goldsholl’s article as saying, “Sure, it’s easy to be taken out of context or to be misunderstood, but anytime you hit send, submit or post, your name is attached to it and you can’t get it back.” While the Internet does create a considerable amount of convenience and opportunity for us, its presence as a public forum is undoubtedly a double-edged sword for those who fail to acknowledge the power of poor cyber decisions. The Loyolan encourages students to keep in mind that their actions may result in unfavorable consequences not only for themselves, but also for their University and any groups they represent.

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The road to the right tenure track


oming off the heels of National Women’s History Month, it’s important to take stock of gender equality issues that exist within the LMU community. And though it is clear that LMU and society in general have come a long way in terms of women’s rights, it is also evident that there are still areas in need of improvement. As reported by Margo Jasukaitis (see “1.6 times more men are tenured than women,” p. 4) out of the 394 tenured faculty members on campus, 152 are women, so females make up only 38.6 percent of the tenured faculty member population. The Loyolan acknowledges that there are many factors at play when it comes to the reasons behind such a discrepancy. This system could be male-dominated because there are fewer female applicants for tenured positions than male applicants or there could be discrimination at play. However, inequalities – whether intentional or not – still exist. And though no one is necessarily at fault, equality is an issue that needs to be addressed. LMU strives to be a diverse community, and this type of

diversity is just as important as any other type of diversity. The Loyolan is glad that the University is taking steps in a positive direction, especially when compared to other universities where the discrepancy between tenured male and female faculty members is much larger. For example, at the University of Georgia, roughly 80 percent of the tenured faculty are male while at LMU, 61.4 percent are male. In addition, LMU’s positive trend is also reflected in the recent appointment of Kathy Aikenhead as the chairperson of the Board of Trustees, making her the first female chair in University history. In an article published by the Loyolan on March 10 (“Board of Trustees selects new chair appointment”), Aikenhead stated that she hopes her appointment “will inspire female students to assume even greater leadership opportunities in their communities.” The Loyolan hopes for more positive female role models and ultimately hopes that all leadership on campus (whether male or female) fairly represents the students they stand for and serve.

Deliver thyself from dwelling

hat if my fingers came out of my forehead and my nose came out of my chin? Would you still be my friend? A typical question in the life of Kim Tran. “What if ? ” is one of my favorite games to play. I always start with “What if...” and finish with some crazy scenario that is sure to never happen. I do it to fill silence, cure boredom and kill time during power outages. Run ‘n Tell Dat I push the limits of my friendships with By Kim Tran my enthusiasm, ofAsst. Opinion Editor ten getting silenced with a “Shut up,” or “Please stop.” But it’s still fun. My fascination with the game doesn’t stop there, though. I am constantly asking myself that question as well. My love for a game that involves hypothetical, nearly impossible circumstances does not simply stem from the entertainment value of imagination – it grows from a place much deeper than that. What may seem like innocent rumination is actually a ref lection upon my inability to accept “What is,” and consistent questioning of “What if?” It is a slight habit I’ve developed over the years and has taken part in my daily life in unnecessary ways. I’m a dweller,

and it’s kind of awful. I always look at the past and ask myself, “What if I did this instead? ” I mean, I had my interview to be an orientation leader a few weeks ago, and though I think it went quite well, I’m still thinking of things that I wish I had mentioned. For example, as I was trying to take a nap a last week, and I lay in bed thinking, what if I had remembered to tell my interviewers how I did theater all throughout high school, which makes me an asset in the cool plays the O’leaders perform. Or how I am so school spirited that I was one of 10 people who showed up to every single basketball home game – even after the eighth loss. And while these may be shameless plugs and attempts to redeem myself for forgetting to put this information out there, they were, nonetheless, thoughts that plagued my mind pre-slumber. And that’s kind of sad. Because of my tendency to dwell, I’m also a grudge-holder and will forever spite that girl who ceaselessly called me a brat one day in the park when I was six. I didn’t even know her, but I’ll never forget her. As you can see, I harbor an unhealthy amount of dwelling in my system. All I can think about is how the lowest number my housing group pulled was a 265. I’m still reliving conversations I had last

“I’m also a grudge-holder and will forever spite that girl who ceaselessly called me a brat one day in the park when I was six.”


week, wondering what would happen if I had approached situations differently. Okay, maybe it’s not that drastic, but you get my point: I dwell. But don’t pretend like I’m some rare breed of person; you’ve all done it too. It is easy to constantly wonder, “What if ? ” It is human nature to do so. However, it is dangerous, and I throw around the word dangerous very lightly because it’s not like you are going to get seriously injured by dwelling on the past. But it does hinder the rest of your life in some unwanted ways. In my 18 years of being a dweller, I’ve learned that it gets you nowhere. This may seem obvious now that I have just stated the fact, or in this instance you are seemingly on the other side of things, but let us not presume that we are better than others. Unless you are a boy and have no feelings (that was a joke), you know that at one point or another you have thought endlessly about something – a breakup, a bad test score or a fight with a friend, and that is perfectly OK. I am all about hashing out the feelings and having a good cry once in a while. There is no reason to constantly

put on a bold face and pretend that nothing bothers you. However, when you get to the point where everyone else has moved on and has no interest whatsoever in your feelings, you’ve maybe gone too far. I’m a culprit, you’re a culprit, let us change. Being a dweller, I’ve really annoyed a lot of people. So I’m learning, and here are a few things to remember when you are feeling upset. Thinking about something that has already passed will not help you in any way. Sure, you can learn from your mistakes, but learn and move on. In my attempts at selfimprovement, I’ve learned that keeping myself distracted, having things to look forward to and constantly reminding myself that I can’t change what has already occured are all helpful ways to defeat the problem. Don’t spend your time wishing things went differently because, news f lash, they didn’t. And they still won’t. Furthermore, the people around you probably have moved on and don’t care. So why should you? Don’t shut yourself in and play sad music because that really helps nobody in the end. Turn up the jams, go to the beach and have a nice life. Graphic by Levi Marks | Loyolan This is the opinion of Kim Tran, a freshman communication studies major from San Jose, Calif. Please send comments to ktran@


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Schmoozy stalkers and Harry Hunters


realized my destiny at seven years old. My mom bought me a miniature book from Barnes & Noble all about Prince William, and I was immediately smitten. It became perfectly clear to me: I was fated to marry William and become a princess. Unfortunately, William has decided to ask a different Katherine (yes, I know she spells it “Catherine,” but just roll with it) to be his bride and the future queen of England. Fortunately, William’s hairline is receding, and Harry has emerged as the hotter prince; also, I’m cool with just being a mere princess and not having the responsibilities of queen. So, my new destiny: Marry Harry and become the royalty I was meant to be. Kat Kall It has come to my attention that many other American girls think By Katherine they have this same fate. According Douthit to “Invasion of the Harry Hunters,” a Copy Editor March 20 article by McCay Coppins published in Newsweek, with Prince William’s impending nuptials, droves of American girls are crossing the pond with the mission of seducing and marrying Prince Harry. While tiara-trackers are nothing new, the tactics (also known as stalking) that these young ladies (also known as stalkers) are taking are particularly striking. Coppins explains that these so-called “Harry Hunters” are laying out all the stops. They dress to impress, they research, they schmooze – all in the hopes of meeting and charming the young prince. One “mild” Harry Hunter is described as reading “royal” magazines, studying the history of the monarchy and scouting out Harry’s favorite restaurants, not to mention “in high school, she even abstained from dating, figuring she would ‘hold out for royalty.’” Coppins details a more vigorous hunter (slash bigger psycho) as weaseling her way into aristocratic events for the past two summers, “bluffing and flirting her way into the upper echelons of British society.” As much as we all know I would make a superb princess, I would never subject myself to such strategies. These wannabes are clearly delusional in their mindsets. First of all, Harry is a prince. He has girls flinging themselves at him all the time. So, honestly ladies, you are not the first girl he happened to glance at from across the room or the first to flash him a not-so-pearly-white

smile (it is England, of course). Second of all, Harry is a prince. He has eyes on him all the time, whether it is security, palace insiders, paparazzi or just your average Ron or Hermione. So, if he is going to attract attention by giving you his attention, you better be worth it. But wh at i f you do catch the redheaded prince’s eye? Do you really think he will be f lattered by your stalker tactics? Because really, if you are that extensive in your “research,” the fact that you are a prince-pursuer is goi ng t o come out s o m e h o w. T h e s e g irls quoted in the Newsweek article have already ruined their chances by divulging their delusional pursuits. What person is going to be OK being in a relationship with – let alone marrying – someone who openly tells the press that she is not-soborderline stalking him? These Harry Hunters are not alone in their delusions. Time and time again, we hear about people who are obsessed with celebrities and are convinced of some sort of relationship with the object of their obsession. Just last week, it was reported that a man was arrested for trespassing while trying to break into Miley Cyrus’ home. According to CBS News, “An eyewitness told [X17 Online, a celebrity news source] that the suspect claimed to have a date with the Disney actress.” That same week, another man was charged with stalking Ivanka Trump; E! quotes the police report,

“The tactics (also known as stalking) that these young ladies (also known as stalkers) are taking are particularly striking.”

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listing the man as saying, “‘I should stop bothering her, but I like her.’” E! also reports that the stalker threatened Jared Kushner, Trump’s husband. Clearly, the individuals charged don’t have the best grip on reality and are taking their quests above and beyond those of the Harry Hunters. But the fundamental intention remains the same: romantic pursuits. It’s fine to crush on, say, John Mayer; it’s even normal to go to one of his concerts and pray he will spot you from the crowd and profess his love you on the spot. (Be careful about hoping for that, though, you know his reputation.) What’s not normal is “studying up” on your subject and literally altering your life for a chance meeting and an even slimmer chance at a love connection. Besides, Harry Hunters, Prince Harry has already bought a ring – and more importantly, a tiara – with my name on it. This is the opinion of Katherine Douthit, a sophomore communication studies major from San Jose, Calif. Please send comments to kdouthit@


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A word of advice: Date this, not that C

ollege – the time for random hook-ups, onenight stands and extremely long and awkward walks of shame back to one’s own dorm room. What? You expect me to believe that the guy convincing you to play another game of beer pong is a great guy and that you are wearing next to nothing on a Saturday night because it is super comfortable? Yeah, right. If the above statements sound all too familiar, then I deeply implore you to do yourself a favor and read this article. A lot of women in college, to my understanding, have exponentially more to learn about dating life. I won’t say By Andres Martinez that guys are the experts, but there are, of course, your fair Contributor share of perverts and fornicators who have a distorted view of reality and think that, because they hit the gym daily, drink prot ei n sha kes a nd vodka and wear the hottest designer labels, they will get an allaccess pass to a woma n’s pa nts. Clea rly, t h e s e a r e t h e g uy s who, in an ideal world, women would despise. However, I contest that this is the man whom the average woman is wooing over during college. I don’t know what kind of vibe these guys are throwing out, but apparently it works. The aura of an impending broken heart, poor treatment of a woman and the genera l lack of ch iva lr y seem t o turn out to be – as so many have eloquently said – a “chick magnet.” I can’t wrap my head around why any woman would want so much pain and general disrespect. It can’t be about wanting to fix this “poor fellow,” because that is simply a ludicrous notion. Here is a little secret: He is no different than any other jerk out of the herd. If this guy has money, and that’s his only redeeming quality, you are a gold digger and need to check your moral convictions (or complete lack thereof). If you are still reading this, you probably think that this is just a socially awkward guy who can’t t a l k t o g i rl s. M ayb e you’re right, but I know one thing: I, as well as many other guys who couldn’t earn a second

glance from you, could treat you ten times better than the buffoon who put a shot of rum in your hand. I know that may be a shocking realization for some, but it is a common fact of reality. Guys who respect women and try to look out for them usually end up in a magical realm known as the friend zone. I have had the immense pleasure of purchasing a second home in the mystical friend zone. I am not saying that the friend zone is hell by any means, but it is an indelible mark that can’t be removed. If some women would choose to wise up, they would realize that there may be a remarkable lover in their backyard, and that true happiness can be accessed simply by opening the screen door. This idea isn’t limited to the friend zone, but to any guy in general. So take a second look at the quiet guy that sits behind you in calculus or give the socially awkward boy who can’t seem to formulate a proper sentence in front of you a chance. All I am saying is to give the men you instantly write off as “awkward,” “annoying” or “weird” some respect and a fair chance at treating you r ight. You never know. This guy could surprise you and be the best man you ever date. Actually, I can almost g uarantee that if you would try to get to know one of these incredible gentlemen, you will realize that the fairytale prince you were told about as a little girl does exist. A respectable guy is not hard to come by, but ladies, don’t confuse a scoundrel for a sweetheart. A scoundrel has his own agenda. He wants only what will make him feel good, and he has little to no regard for what will ultimately make you happy. A scoundrel is a band-aid fix; it just covers up the problem rather than actually solving it. Scoundrels are usually more outgoing, but the fact that they make the f irst connection has no bearing on how well they will treat you. A sweethearted guy will put you before himself. He will bust his behind to make you feel like the most beautiful, most adored and most taken care of woman in the world. So in the end, all I have i s a si mple r e quest : Give the nice guys a chance to amaze you. In the words of the oddball guy himself, Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”

This is the opinion of Andres Martinez, a freshman political science major from Denver, Colo. Please send comments to acadiente@ Graphics by Kaitlin Dela Cruz | Loyolan

“Guys who respect women and try to look out for them usually end up in a magical realm known as the friend zone.”

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New Jamba smoothies: from creative to cringe-worthy Jamba Juice is best known for serving fresh and fruity smoothies. As of last month, though, Jamba Juices nationwide now serve smoothies containing a combination of fruits and veggies. Drawing inspiration from traditional V8 fruit and vegetable blends, the Jamba Juice fruit and veggie smoothies each pack two full servings of fruit and one serving of vegetables. According to Jamba’s website, the company claims that no flavor is lost when veggies are added to the smoothies, but Asst. A&E editor Tierney Finster puts this claim to the test.

Apple n’ greens

Berry upBEET

Orange carrot karma

What’s in it: A mixture of apple-strawberry juice combined with the juice of lettuce, kale, spirulina, bell pepper, spinach and carrots, along with bananas, mangos and peaches. What I thought: The initial flavor is distinct and enjoyable, not too sweet and reminiscent of apples. The texture is smooth and creates a good mouth feel, and the vibrant green color was fun to look at while I sipped. However, the drink had a strong, lettuce-y aftertaste that made me never want to repeat the experience. I thought I would be able to stomach the spinach and kale taste, but the addition of bell pepper pushes the intense vegetable flavor too far for my liking. Fans of Odwalla’s Superfood smoothie would probably love this drink, as the two smoothies have very similar tastes.

What’s in it: Berry upBEET is a blend of juices from carrots, beets, broccoli and lettuce mixed with strawberries and blueberries. What I thought: The berry upBEET is very similar to the Pomegranate Pick-Me-Up smoothie that is on Jamba’s original menu. It has a strong, tart berry flavor that is actually sweetened by the carrots and is the most refreshing of the new fruit and veggie smoothies. I found the beet juice’s flavor to be similar to what I imagine blueberry juice would taste like, so this smoothie is perfect for any berry lover. The only downside to the plethora of berries in this smoothie is the seeds that flood the drink. Although I enjoy nibbling on the seeds while sipping my smoothie, a lot of people hate finding seeds in their drinks, so beware.

What’s in it: A combination of orange juice, carrot juice, bananas and mangos. What I thought: Orange carrot karma combines elements that many people already custom order at Jamba Juice on a regular basis. For this reason, it tastes the most traditional out of the three new options and, according to one store manager, is the most popular of the three fruit and veggie options. It has a strong taste of orange and banana, underscored with a subtle carrot flavor that is strong enough for carrot lovers to notice, but also so understated that even people who dislike carrot juice (like myself) can still enjoy it. Orange carrot karma has a smooth c o n s i s t e n c y, but for my own taste buds is far too watered down in flavor. I prefer something more pungent, like the berry upBEET.

Verdict: 2 out of 5 stars

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars

Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars Compiled by Tierney Finster | Loyolan


April 4, 2011 Page 11

Saint Motel talks school, songs and summer camp Artist Q&A By Tierney Finster Asst. A&E Editor


aint Motel and Landon Pigg are Mane Entertainment’s next Live in The Living Room artists. They will take the stage on Wednesday, April 6 at 8 p.m. in The Living Room, and admission is free of charge. Saint Motel is an indie-pop band based in Los Angeles and known for its theatrical performances and stage presence. Its current single “Puzzle Pieces” is free for download online at A/J Jackson, lead vocalist and gui-

tarist for Saint Motel, took time out of his busy touring and promotional schedule to talk to the Loyolan this week. Tierney Finster: Can you describe what Saint Motel’s music is like to someone who has never heard it? A/J Jackson: I like to say it’s kind of an action-packed thrill ride, filled with suspenseful romance. TF: How did you meet the other members of the band, and what was the process of forming a group like? AJ: We actually met in film school at Chapman University. We all played music our whole lives. Music was my first passion, but

the music that I wanted to make wasn’t the kind I was going to learn about in school. So film was great. I just love to create, so film was a great outlet for that. Right when I got to school, I tried to find people to form a band. I met musicians and started jamming and stuff like that. Greg [Erwin, drums] was a music business major; he always knew he wanted to do music. And Dak [bass] studied photography. TF: Saint Motel is known to include a lot of visual elements along with its music. What motivates you to do that, and what do you think it adds to the band

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Saint Motel’s lead vocalist and guitarist A/J Jackson (above) refers to the band’s live shows as huge parties.

overall? AJ: I feel like it’s another opportunity for creative expression. I think it enhances a live concert when we do our video piano and other crazy live visuals. It’s also another way to keep growing as a band, to incorporate fun elements, so our shows are always current. And to expand the stuff we have online in cool ways. Visual stuff is just another way to communicate. TF: What should students expect from your live performance at LMU? AJ: Fire and explosions [laughs]. No, I’m kidding, but it should be a really fun show. It’s going to be a party. Come get your fun on. TF: How do you feel about coming to do a rock show on such a small campus? AJ: Is it small? No man, we love playing colleges. I think everyone in college is in this nice position where they’re allowed to have fun, without having to worry about anything. College shows are usually a good time. TF: What other bands do you like and listen to? And what other bands could students identify your sound with? AJ: We just played at South by Southwest [the music and film festival in Austin, Tex.]. We saw a lot of bands there, played with a lot of bands there. I wouldn’t say we really sound like any of the bands we played with. I mean we get kind of heavy sometimes, but we’re still kind of pop-y. I kind of croon. At the same time, Gary [Erwin] rips on guitar. It’s kind of a weird world to exist in between a hard sound and this kitschy fun sound. I’m sure, for people outside our world, you would be able to say, ‘They sound like…,’ but we can’t really hear that from within our little world.

TF: “Puzzle Pieces” definitely has the feel of a summer song. What is your best summer memory? AJ: I grew up going to a lot of summer camps. Canoes, camping, shooting guns. Then in middle school, I went to my first co-ed summer camp – a Spanish camp, actually – ‘El Campo de Bosque.” I was a big camp person when I was a kid. I went to space camp, which was amazing. Then in Minneapolis, where I’m from, I went to a crime scene detective camp that was crazy. We had a murder and had to figure out who did it. It actually wasn’t that fun, it was a lot of work. We had to do tests, crunch numbers and do all the lab work. TF: What are you looking forward to this summer? AJ: I guess touring will be pretty fun. In the next couple months, we have some really fun shows coming up. And we have new music that’s going to come out, so that’s going to be fun. We’re doing a big show May 21 in L.A. - that’s going to be pretty great. It’s going to be comparable to our zombie prom. To read more about zombie prom, check out the rest of the interview at

Live in The Living Room w/ Saint Motel & Landon Pigg Wednesday, April 6 Doors open at 8 p.m. Free

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Student art show captures LMU mission Art Preview By Megan McMurtrey Staff Writer


or students currently looking to be inspired by their fellow students and LMU culture, look no further than William H. Hannon Library. The second annual Student Art Walk, which was founded last year, is an ASLMU-sponsored event in which students can submit pieces of artwork reflective of LMU’s mission. This year’s Art Walk features six students’ artwork and is on display in Hannon Library starting today. There were six applicants who applied for the program, and all six were selected to receive funding from ASLMU, which is used to pay for any supplies needed to make the art piece. Julie Ann Fan, a senior accounting major and director of intercultural affairs for ASLMU, said that the purpose of the program is to cultivate LMU culture through student artwork. “ASLMU found this program so important because it definitely ties back to the LMU mission statement in that each piece of artwork promotes justice, encourages learning or educates the person as a whole,” Fan said. Each of the artists were selected based on a written essay in which they explain how their artwork relates to the mission statement or Lion culture. The six artists are freshman Chicano studies major Ashley Sauerwald, senior business major Raul Guerrero, senior studio arts major Melissa Sweet, junior liberal studies major Erin Bates, senior environmental science major Annie Daly and sopho-

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ASLMU’s graphic designer, Andres Andrieu, a sophomore studio arts and environmental studies double major, created the above piece for the ASLMU Student Art Walk. The piece is composed of posters Andrieu made for ASLMU’s events this year. “I wanted to give credit to my friends and staff who worked tirelessly this year by putting on countless events,“ Andrieu said. three-part mission statement from all over the world,” said Guerrero. “It encourages students to join the global community and be shaped by the international experience.” Not only has the Student Art Walk inspired these six artists to create beautiful pieces, but it has also encouraged them to reflect upon the lessons that they have

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Stand by your team, but don’t cross the line Two Plus the Foul from page 16 fan support is high and the alcohol is flowing, things are bound to get rowdy. Attending a sporting event is not just about watching your favorite team suit up live anoymore. While that is still the dominant element of attending an athletic spectacle, it’s hardly the only thing one can expect to witness when doing so. From inappropriate jeers to deterring chants, the rowdiness of the crowd’s atmosphere is going to rise and fall with the flow of the game. If players are getting heated and it’s a close match, you can expect that the crowd is going to be much more vulgar to

the opposing side than if they are sitting through a massive blowout. As someone who claims that his blood is purple and gold and that his only religious affiliation in life is Lakers Basketball, I love that element of sports. Taunting and talking smack to opposing players, like I’m the crowd’s version of Kevin Garnett, is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a passionate fan of a specific team, and I love it when other people get in on the action as well. But how far is too far? I’m willing to go the whole nine yards and talk until my tongue falls off in support of the Lakers; I’ll get into yelling matches with random Boston

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Celtics fans (the one time I attended a Celtics game in Boston, I was pelted with food by multiple fans for wearing a Lakers jersey) and love every minute of it. But no matter how much I hate the Celtics and nearly every single one of their fans for supporting such a disgusting team, I could never find a good reason to physically harm someone for simply being a rowdy, enthused fan of the putrid green and white. Unfortunately, some people aren’t as rational as I am (or perhaps I’m just a fake fan with no real allegiance to my team – it’s your decision). On opening day of the 2011 MLB season, two fans at the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San

Francisco Giants game held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. proceeded to gang up and physically harm a Giants fan after the game. The result of the fight left the Giants fan in a medicallyinduced coma. Now, I realize that the Giants fan was asking to be the subject of scorn and torment by heading into Dodger Stadium, where he would immediately be marked as Public Enemy No. 1 by any Dodgers fan. Considering the long and storied rivalry between the Dodgers and Giants, that’s understandable; but what is not understandable is two (likely intoxicated) fans believing that it is kosher for them to physically abuse a defenseless

Giants supporter in the spirit of passion for the Dodgers. I’ve never heard of or seen LMU fans going to such extremes in support of the Lions (and for good measure), but at the same time, most of us are probably fans of sports teams outside of LMU. Therefore, while I by no means discourage the display of passionate support for a specific team, it’s best to err on the side of caution when debating whether or not to exchange blows with an opposing fan simply because they are wearing orange and black instead of white and blue.

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was no different as the Lions lost the game 10-4, giving up 10 runs and not having enough in the tank to come back. Fischer supplied more power on the afternoon in the bottom of the fifth, cutting the Cougar lead to 6-4. However, it was not enough to get back into the game and split the series, as the Lions gave up four more runs in the top of the sixth, which put the game out of reach. The Lions also lost to host UNLV in their final game of the tournament, 6-2. The UNLV Running Rebels sprinted out to a 5-0 lead, and the Lions’ comeback efforts in the sixth were not enough. Both freshmen Samantha Nelson and Jennifer Nayudu

singled to drive in Lion runs, but there was no big hit that brought the Lions back into contention. The loss capped off a weekend to forget, losing three games in a row with No. 3 UCLA on the horizon. The Lions come back to Smith Field on Monday afternoon to play a pair against Simon Fraser University, but all eyes are on the game against the Bruins in Westwood on Wednesday afternoon. That contest was postponed on March 27 because of rain. The Lions will prepare for conference play in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference (PCSC), playing their first conference game against Saint Mary’s College on April 9 on Smith Field.

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Lions prepare for big week were shut out by the team from the Mountain West Conference, 4-0. The game was tied at zero apiece until the Cougars untied the contest with three infield singles, the last of which marked the first BYU run. Not only did the Lions fail to capitalize on BYU’s mishaps, but they gave the game away with mistakes of their own. An infield single scored the second run, but a dropped pop-up allowed the Cougars to score two insurance runs and secure the victory. Less than 24 hours after the shutout, the Lions were back at it, playing their second game against the Cougars. This result


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Lions head north, hope to extend WWPA streak

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Sophomore Erin Manke (pictured earlier this season) scored six goals on Saturday, including four against Cal State San Bernardino. W. Polo from page 16 of her four goals in the second quarter alone. Returning from the break, the Lions continued their strong offensive showing, outscoring CSSB 7-2 in a convincing third quarter en route to a 13-5 victory. Benedetti scored three of her four goals in the third to tie Manke with four goals apiece. CSSB sophomores Misty Vu and Teresa Martinez were the only Coyotes to score, with Vu recording three goals and Martinez notching two. After CSSB took on Santa Clara, the Lions returned to the pool for the final match of

the day. LMU played well on both ends of the pool from the start, scoring five times in the first quarter to gain momentum. With three more goals in the second quarter, the Lions held the edge going into halftime with a score of 8-4. While they were scoreless in the fourth quarter, the Lions maintained their lead throughout play against the Broncos, winning 11-6. In addition to Benedettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four goals, Campos and Manke tied for second in scoring for the Lions with two each. For Santa Clara, junior Marina Allen and sophomore Alison Norris each scored two goals, while senior Jade Look

and freshman Claire Eadington recorded one apiece. Despite LMUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11-5 lead and inevitable victory, the end of the game was marred by a slew of offensive foul calls on the Lions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically within our sport what happens is when the game is won and the score is done, the other teams generally try and earn referee exclusions by getting overly physical. When this happened, we fought back, as opposed to trying to play water polo. And when you fight back with the other team, the referee has to make a decision: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Am I punishing LMU, or am I punishing Santa Clara?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; And when they do that, you put the whistle in the refereeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mouth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do that, we want to make our own decisions,â&#x20AC;? Witt said. As the end of the season is rapidly approaching, Witt is constantly working with the team and looking for ways to improve. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you give up one extra goal to a USC or a Cal or UCLA, that one goal is the game,â&#x20AC;? Witt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We really do have to work on finishing all of our opportunities, and just enjoy the sport. Go play, enjoy what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing, and work well with each other, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get it done.â&#x20AC;? The Lions will try to continue their WWPA streak at the Bronco Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif. this weekend, taking on four conference opponents in five matches. On Friday, LMU will play No. 5 University of Hawai`i Honolulu before taking on WWPA rivals Sonoma State and Colorado State on Saturday and CSSB and Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday.

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Junior Kimberly Benedetti (pictured earlier this season) led all scorers Saturday with eight goals, notching four in each WWPA contest.



Track & Field

Having won their last three matches, the Lions are set to take on UC Irvine later this week.

Despite a recently relaxed schedule, LMU is moving closer to the start of conference play.

The Lions are gearing up for a meet at UCLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drake Stadium this coming weekend.

The menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis team returns to action this Thursday and Friday, looking to extend its threematch winning streak. After a tough loss to No. 16 UCLA, the Lions won their last three games against Dartmouth College, University of Utah and No. 65 University of Oregon.

With only two games over a 12-day span, the LMU baseball team is gearing up for West Coast Conference (WCC) play with a pair of nonconference games against UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) and USC. Last Wednesday, the Lions put forth a balanced effort to take their only game of the week with a 6-4 home victory over UCSB.

LMU will compete this weekend in the fifth annual UCLA Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational. The three-day meet will take place at UCLAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Drake Stadium from Thursday through Saturday.

This week, LMU travels to Irvine, Calif. to take on UC Irvine on Thursday then heads to Riverside, Calif. on Friday to play UC Riverside. The Lions will have one more match the following Sunday against UC Santa Barbara before heading to San Diego, Calif. from April 21-23 for the WCC Tournament. Compiled by Nathan Dines | Asst. Sports Editor 

This Wednesday, LMU will travel across town to USCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dedeaux Field for a 3 p.m. game, its final tune-up before the WCC season begins with a trip to Santa Clara University April 8-10.

Compiled by John Wilkinson | Asst. Sports Editor 

Last week, junior Brieanna Delaney led the Lions in the 5,000-meter race, turning in a fourth place overall finish and set a personal record by five seconds with a 17:30 5K time. The menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team was highlighted by a win from freshman Mike Evans in the first heat of the 1500-meter race. Evans ran a personal best, finishing in 4:00.84 to win the first heat. Compiled by John Wilkinson | Asst. Sports Editor


On the heels of a troublesome weekend, LMU readies for seven games over four days this week.

After a tough weekend that led to one win in four games, the â&#x20AC;? softball team looks to bounce back during a week that includes seven games in four days. Today, the Lions host Simon Fraser University in a doubleheader to conclude the weekendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pre-Conference Round-Up. LMU then heads to UCLA on Wednesday to take on the No. 35 Bruins to make up for a rainedâ&#x20AC;? out matchup from late March. To conclude the busy week, the team plays conference rival Saint Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College at Smith Field two times Saturday and two times Sunday. Compiled by Nathan Dines | Asst. Sports Editor  Images by Greg Smith | Loyolan


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Madness culminates with storyline-laden clash Wilks World from page 16 an inspiration to anyone who is attending, coaching, playing or rooting for a mid-major university. The Bulldogs, built on class, preparation, development and toughness, are the epitome of a team. At the center of that team is a young coach, Brad Stevens, who is humble, dedicated to his players and never seems to be thrown off by any situation – a characteristic clearly projected on his players. After its Cinderella run came to an end with an inches-away half court heave last year, the 2011 version of Butler Basketball was supposed to crawl back into the hole of relative obscurity that each year’s mid-major sweetheart returns to once the clock strikes midnight on itsrun. The Bulldogs’ best player was headed to the first round of the NBA draft and, despite a strong returning cast and a prominent preseason ranking, a few early-season struggles were enough for the Bulldogs to be written off by most as a national contender. The problem with that was that the ever-cool Stevens and the

Bulldogs didn’t buy into all of that noise. They stuck to what had gotten them there last year and worked their way to a No. 8 seed and eventually back to the Final Four. While some may see them as pesky flies that won’t stop interrupting the traditional powers and busting brackets, I see them as an inspiration for those of us who would love to see LMU succeed like that someday. Sure, I may be dead and gone by the time LMU plays in its first national championship game, but if that isn’t the goal every damn year then what are we striving for? Of course Butler struggled throughout the year like every team does, but when crunch time came, it proved that last year was not a fluke and that one player does not make an elite team if that team is built right. Tonight, the Bulldogs will face off against an elite team that is built around, but not entirely upon, the best player in this year’s tournament. UConn’s Kemba Walker is the kind of individual talent that I always believe in during tournament time; with a superstar like that you always have a puncher’s

chance come March. I would not be shocked if Walker came out tonight with a superhero performance to put the cherry on top of his amazing season. At the same time, I wouldn’t be surprised either if Butler was finally the team that grinds him into the court and lets the fatigue of what will be UConn’s NCAA record 41st game of the season take him off his game. Butler has shown that, despite almost always playing teams with four or five times the athletics budget than it, in the end, preparation, hard work, loving your teammates and doing things the right way can lead to success in the era of one-and-done players and slimy coaches stacking recruiting violations faster than Ws. Sure, I am a sucker for the underdogs, but it isn’t always just about being the little guy. It is about those who treat the game the way it is meant to be treated, who satisfy the basketball gods, if that’s the way you like to think of it. I am a proponent for equality and any team that proves good basketball is good basketball, no matter what conference you compete in.

If you plan on writing me an angry e-mail or comment about this article, for the love of God, it better not be about your bracket. I do not care. Of the 5.9 million people who entered a bracket on ESPN. com, exactly two of them had the Final Four right. I have never been a fan of the bracket craze that our nation falls under during this month – a stark contrast to my undying love for our basketball craze. Honestly, if you care more about whether you had one less wrong pick than seeing a great game of basketball, you are in it for the wrong reasons. Tonight is the pinnacle of a season. UConn Head Coach Jim Calhoun has had his unsavory moments, but he certainly is not as bad as many others in his profession. A win tonight would be a pinnacle of his own: his third title,

putting him in the company of all-time greats like Wooden, Rupp, Knight and Krzyzewski. There are other coaches I would much rather root against, but tonight I will be cheering for Butler and the sliver of hope that says all is not lost in college basketball: It is not a pit stop or purgatory for future NBA players, but rather a glorious league of its own. While I truly hope that Butler can prove the legitimacy of midmajor basketball and why we root for and invest in the underdogs, I would be a hypocrite if I didn’t say I would settle for a game that does justice to the time and excitement we have all poured into this beautiful month. This is the opinion of John Wilkinson. Please send comments to jwilkinson@

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UConn and Butler Head Coaches Jim Calhoun (left) and Brad Stevens (right) have guided their squads to an unlikely championship date tonight.



After four years of strong individual success, senior guard Renahy Young is taking her basketball career to the next level. This past weekend, she took her talents to Indianapolis to take part in an in an invitation-only free agent camp on Sunday. Young, who was one of 60 players invited to the event, exhibited her talents for agents, coaches and scouts from the WNBA and other international leagues. Young capped of her career as a Lion as one of the top players to ever go through the women’s basketball program at LMU. This year, she averaged 16.4 points per game (18.1 during games against West Coast Conference teams) and posted 10 20+ point games over the year.

In addition to a successful statistical season, Young entered the LMU record books during 2010-11, as she became the program’s all-time leader in 3-pointers and free throws made. Her 1,562 points is the third highest of all LMU women’s basketball players. If she is drafted, she will become the first player in LMU history to make the jump to the WNBA. Compiled by Michael Goldsholl | Asst. Managing Editor | Sports Editor

L ION SPORTS Benedetti, Lions sweep

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Ultimate mid-major moment John Wilkinson explains why he is cheering for Butler tonight and what a win could mean for college basketball.


Liana Bandziulis | Loyolan

Junior Elise Ponce, pictured in a game earlier this season, recorded 13 saves in two games this past Saturday. Against Cal State San Bernardino and Santa Clara University, Ponce held her opponents to one goal or less in four quarters.

Eight goals by Kimberly Benedetti help the women’s water polo team complete a Saturday sweep. By Nathan Dines Asst. Sports Editor

Coming off a rare loss to a lowerranked team during an uncommon night game last week, the LMU women’s water polo team returned to its winning fashion on Saturday at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center, defeating Western Water Polo

Association (WWPA) rivals Cal State San Bernardino (CSSB), 13-5, and Santa Clara University, 11-6. With the pair of wins, the Lions improve their record to 7-0 against WWPA opponents this season, 31 in a row against the WWPA overall. Junior Kimberly Benedetti recorded four goals in each game to lead all scorers in the triple-header. “She does a good job of getting to the position she needs to get to. She gets in her position and the team does a good job of recognizing when she’s open and when she’s not, and she’s obviously a very talented play-

er,” Head Coach Kyle Witt said. Sophomore Erin Manke also played well for the Lions, scoring six goals in the pair of games. Senior Mary Ann Campos, sophomore Jessica Morelos and redshirt junior Hana Gosney each scored two, and four other Lions notched one apiece. In addition, junior goalie Elise Ponce recorded 13 saves while playing full minutes in both games. During the first matchup against CSSB, LMU nearly blanked the Coyotes in the first half, leading 5-1 after two quarters. Manke scored two

omehow, long-winded, keyboard-happy me has gotten through 66 glorious games in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament without writing a column about the best, most blissful month of sports entertainment each year. In that time of silence, 66 teams have been eliminated, fan bases’ hopes have risen and been crushed, dream seasons have ended either heartbreakingly too early or sweetly stretched out longer than expected. That changes today, as the final game of the tournaWilks World ment and season tips By John Wilkinson off tonight at 6:23 p.m., and I finally use Asst. Sports Editor this space to share a segment of my feelings about March Madness. After tonight, there will not be a competitive college basketball game to be found for months; rather, the sport’s landscape will be filled with the offseason speculations and investigations that can stretch from the purest thing about college basketball to its dregs. But for today at least, we still have the dogs, the Butler University Bulldogs and the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies, to tide us over for one more night. Those who pick games based on the mascots will have a tough time tonight: Who is to say whether a husky or a bulldog is a more ferocious canine? However, I will be rooting for the Butler Bulldogs as they look to put the finishing touch on a tournament run that is

See W. Polo | page 14

See Wilks World | page 15

Rivalry Softball’s streak comes to an end flares, fan hospitalized After stringing together five straight victories, the softball team drops three of four games. By Daniel Raffety Staff Writer

Michael Goldsholl advocates intense fan support in sports, but knows where to draw the line.


nyone who has ever met me knows that the Los Angeles Lakers are as much a part of who I am as are my arms or legs, and I’m proud of that. I love having a team to stand by and root for – through the good times and the bad. And like any great sports fan, if you start talking smack, I’m going to come back at you double-time. While being a part of a specific team’s fan base brings out the competitive drive in just about any sports nut, it can also bring out the worst in them. Amid all of the Two Plus the Foul competition and undying desire to one-up By Michael Goldsholl anyone else’s favorite Asst. Managing Editor | sports team (assuming their allegiance Sports Editor doesn’t fall in line with yours), tension is going to build, and from time to time, tempers are going to flare. That’s simply how sports culture is. Especially at professional sporting events, when the

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Junior shortsop Sam Fischer (pictured above in a game earlier this season) slammed two home runs in the Lions’ lone win over Seattle University on Saturday.

The Lions’ five-game winning streak is no more, as the team only won one game in their four-game set in the PreConference Round-Up this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., beating Seattle University, but losing to Brigham Young University (BYU) twice and host University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The Lions were on a hot streak, winning their first game in a wild affair against the Seattle University Redhawks 11-10 in extra innings, which saw 21 runs, 24 hits and four errors. Junior shortstop Sam Fischer continued her strong season at the plate, blasting her seventh and eighth roundtrippers of the season against the Redhawks, including a crucial goahead grand slam in the seventh inning to set the table for the Lions’ victory. After giving up the two-run lead, the Lions responded with the go-ahead and eventual winning run on a RBI single up the middle by junior Kylie Ahlo. Freshman pitcher Stevie Goldstein, who gave up multiple runs throughout the day, held Seattle University in the bottom of the eighth to secure the victory. However, the Lions could not repeat their winning ways or offensive explosion against the BYU Cougars, as they

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