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May 2014

Volume 90, Number 4

Standard mammograms fail to detect tumors in dense tissue By SHANNON MOLTER molters@mtmary.edu

What is your breast density? Finding the answer to this question could potentially save your life. Nancy Cappello, from Woodbury, Connecticut, went for her yearly mammograms and each came back normal. After an ultrasound appointment in 2003, a 2 1/2 centimeter tumor was found. Cappello was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Cappello had dense breasts, which hid the cancer in her mammogram scans behind the tissue. Nearly half of all women in the United States have dense breast tissue. Women with dense breasts are four to six times more likely to develop breast cancer, according to George Washington University Hospital. The tumor was discovered in Cappello shortly after she received “normal” results for her annual mammogram. During a gynecological exam, her gynecologist found a thickening in her breast and sent her for another mammogram and a diagnostic ultrasound. The ultrasound revealed the tumor had by this time metastasized and invaded her lymph nodes. “I was shocked that my cancer was found so late, not shocked that I had breast cancer,” Cappello said. “I couldn’t wrap my head around it because I had yearly mammograms that came back as normal.” A mammography machine can miss cancer in a dense breast because the breast tissue is made of less fat and more connective tissue. Both connective tissue and tumors appear white in a mammography scan. Cancer becomes hidden behind the dense tissue in the screenings. After the stage 3 diagnosis, Cappello’s doctor revealed what Cappello calls “the best-kept secret:” Her doctor told her that for women with dense breast tissue, it is very hard for the mammogram to see through this dense tissue to find cancer. Cappello researched her situation and found that it was not unique. There was already about a decade worth of data about the risk of dense breast tissue. “What really scared me is that my doctors knew about this and never alerted me,” Cappello said. “Maybe my cancer couldn’t have been prevented, but

Photo provided by GE HEALTHCARE

FDA-approved GE Healthcare ABUS machine can detect tumors in dense breasts when used as a follow-up to mammograms. This machine can detect more cancer than a mammogram alone.

Photo provided by ARE YOU DENSE, INC.

Image of regular breast vs. dense breast in mammogram scan (dense breast on the right). Tumors appear white in a mammogram scan, so this image shows how the tumor could be hidden behind the dense tissue in a mammogram.

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Summary: 15 states require Density Reporting Laws 13 states have introduced bills

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my late stage detection could have.” She went to her multiple doctors with the research she had found. She asked them if they were informing their patients of their breast density. “Every one of my doctors said that they do not inform their patients, and they refused to do so,” Cappello said. Some physicians resist the notion of informing patients of their breast density because it is a multifaceted topic. Procedure reimbursement, staffing issues and frightening women regarding cancer risks are reasons physicians refrain from informing women of their breast density, according to the Medscape website. Fewer than one in 10 women learn about their dense breast tissue from doctors, according to Are You Dense, Inc., a nonprofit organization Cappello founded, while battling her own cancer to inform women about the issue of breast density. Cappello turned to her state legislature in Connecticut to get a law passed to make it mandatory for physicians to inform women of their breast density after every mammogram. In 2009, the first breast density inform bill in the nation was passed in Connecticut. “To my amazement, women contacted me from all over the country with personal stories involving breast density, and wanted to get legislation passed in their states,” Cappello said. This is how the Breast Density Inform Movement began. Fifteen states have the breast density inform law now, and 11 states have introduced legislation. Wisconsin is not one of these states. If you have dense breasts, mammography could fail to find cancer. There are options for additional imaging such as ultrasounds or MRIs. An emerging technology for imaging dense breasts is the automated breast ultrasound system from manufacturers such as GE Health-

PINK – density reporting legislation RED – introduced density reporting bill BLUE – working on bill introduction BLACK STAR – insurance coverage © 2014 Are You Dense Advocacy, Inc.

care, Siemens and SonoCiné. GE Healthcare, headquartered in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is on the forefront of providing this technology to healthcare providers. GE Healthcare has developed an ABUS machine built specifically for breast screening as a followup to a mammogram. It is the only FDAapproved ABUS system for dense breast screening. “Since the dense tissue causes a challenge for screening technologies, GE Healthcare has been evaluating different technologies since 2001,” said Kristin Bravo, ABUS marketing manager at GE Healthcare. “The ABUS system provides a comfortable exam for patients, does not use radiation and provides radiologists a different perspective of the breast tissue than mammography. Tissue appears white and cancer appears black on an ABUS image, helping make cancer more visible.” GE Healthcare’s ABUS machine can detect 35.7 percent more cancer than a mammogram alone, according to a study done by U-Systems, a GE company that manufactures ABUS machines. “U-Systems conducted a clinical

Photo provided by NANCY CAPPELLO

Nancy Cappello is smiling even though she is undergoing chemotherapy in 2004. She founded Are You Dense, Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness about dense breast tissue, while battling her own breast cancer. She turned to the Connecticut legislature to get a law passed to make breast density disclosure required after every mammogram.

trial where they screened over 15,000 women with dense breast tissue and performed a reader’s study where the radiologist read the mammograms alone, and then the mammograms followed by an ABUS scan,” Bravo said. “In that study they found that they missed a lot of the cancer when reading the mammogram alone, but when they added the ABUS, they found 35.7 percent more cancer.” ABUS machines have a large scanning area specifically designed for breast screening. It can quickly capture images of the entire volume of the breast. “Because of the density inform legislation, there is becoming more and more of a demand for supplemental screening after a mammogram, and the ABUS technology provides them with the tools to meet the demand,” Bravo said. Northwest Community Hospital, located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, specializes in breast imaging. The hospital implemented the ABUS technology in May 2013. “We like the ABUS machine because it literally removes the clouds that are seen on a regular imaging mammogram to evaluate a dense breast at a different

level,” said Kathleen Quinlin, director of GI services at Northwest Community Hospital. “We’ve had a really good response from patients about the ABUS screenings. About 80 patients have had ABUS screenings every month and only one patient has complained of discomfort.” As of Jan. 1, 2014, Illinois law requires health facilities that provide mammograms to inform women if they have dense breasts. “Without the density inform law being introduced, I don’t know if we would have been able to begin the ABUS unit at our facility … it helped with the steps to develop the program,” Quinlin said. Without a density inform law in Wisconsin, physicians are not required to tell you if you have dense breast tissue. “Women [in Wisconsin] should have yearly mammograms, find out from their physicians what their breast tissue composition is, ask for their real reports, not their ‘happy grams,’ and have real conversations with their doctors about whether just a mammogram is enough,” Cappello said.

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GE Healthcare developed the ABUS machine to better detect breast tumors. Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois, is the nearest location with this type of technology.


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Mount Mary grad charged with robbery Benson waives right to hearing as friends, family offer support

By DENISE SEYFER seyferd@mtmary.edu

Mount Mary University graduate Jessica Benson made her second court appearance on Monday, April 28. She pleaded not guilty to one count of robbery of a financial institution, as a party to a crime. Under the advice of her attorney, Alejandro Lockwood, Benson waived her right to a preliminary hearing in front of Judicial Court Commissioner Maria Dorsey. Benson chose, instead, to be scheduled for a bench or jury trial. After the hearing, a Milwaukee Police Department detective said waiving her right to a hearing is “a good sign” because “she is cooperating.” “She got in with the wrong crowd,” said Donna Benson, Jessica’s mother, before the hearing commenced. She said her daughter was frightened at the thought of serving a potential 40-year sentence if found guilty. Under a Felony C conviction, she could also be fined not more than $100,000. According to her criminal complaint, Benson is accused of allegedly planning the robbery at the Educators Credit Union at 7025 W. Appleton Ave. in Milwaukee on May 7, 2013, with three other men: her boyfriend, Nathaniel Robinson, who has yet to be charged;

Ricardo Perkins, who was sentenced to four years in prison and four years probation; and Kevin Blackburn, who is serving 10 years in prison and six years probation for the crime. In the criminal complaint against Benson, Perkins reported that Benson explained “the best day to hit the bank would be Tuesday” because there would supposedly be a money drop equaling $400,000 that day and “it would be best to do it in the evening.” The criminal complaint also stated that on May 6, the day before the robbery occurred, Benson allegedly showed Perkins the bank’s robbery procedures and guidelines, while at a barbecue at Blackburn’s house. Benson and Robinson went missing days after the robbery. Nearly one year later, the MPD asked the U.S. Marshals Service for assistance. Benson was captured on April 4. She was alone in a hotel room in Waukegan, Illinois, at the time of her arrest, said an official from the U.S. Marshals office. She was held in the Lake County Jail where the MPD’s extradition unit picked her up and brought her back to Milwaukee on April 15, said MPD Officer Jeffrey Boehm. Many students, faculty, friends and family still question why a Caroline Scholar — a girl with a full scholarship and degree in chemistry — would become involved in a felony. “Jessica Benson is a beautiful woman with a big heart,” said Mount Mary student Olivia Stich. “Her compassion is beyond words. I stand behind her no matter what happens.” Benson’s next court appearance will be at a scheduling conference on May 13.

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Assistant District Attorney Janet Proasiewicz steps in for the assigned district attorney during Jessica Benson’s preliminary hearing April 28 in front of Judicial Court Commissioner Maria Dorsey.

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6 Benson and Robinson allegedly write the demand note. 7 Educators Credit Union is robbed. 8 Benson and Robinson rent a black Chevy Malibu. 10 They allegedly ask Perkins to do another robbery. 14 They return the car. 14 Robinson’s apartment is vacated.

2014 April 4 Benson is captured by U.S. Marshals.

Volunteering: Good for the heart, soul By CRISTINA DE LA TORRE delatorc@mtmary.edu

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er mouth formed a smile before she had time to think about what to say. The man in front of her stared down at the tray of biscuits as if he did not want to be noticed. She placed the biscuits onto the man’s white Styrofoam tray and greeted him with a simple hello, hoping to spark a response from him. The man looked up and his brown eyes shimmered as they made eye contact for the first time. Even though there were bags of tiredness under his eyes, they still lit up with an expression of surprise. She felt a pang in her chest as she considered if this was the first time anyone had greeted him today. She summoned up a smile as he nodded at her and joined the others. Seeing this man’s reaction gave her a sense of hope that her actions could make a difference. While the act of helping others through volunteering leaves an impact on the community, it also leaves a mark on the volunteer. Not only does it leave you with lasting memories, but volunteering is good for your health, state of mind and career. A 2013 study conducted by UnitedHealth Group and the Optum Institute revealed that U.S. adults who volunteered felt better both physically and mentally than those who did not volunteer. The study revealed that 76 percent of people who volunteered in the last 12 months said they felt healthier and 94 percent said that it improved their mood.

DOING GOOD IS GOOD FOR YOU: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study The study reveals four key benefits of volunteering that make a positive impact on people’s health:

HEALTH:

PURPOSE:

Volunteers say that they feel better – physically, mentally and emotionally.

Volunteers feel a deeper connection to communities and to others.

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ENGAGEMENT:

Volunteering helps people manage and lower their stress levels.

Volunteers are more informed health care consumers, and more engaged and involved in managing their health.

To read the full Doing Good is Good for You: 2013 Health and Volunteering Study, visit http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/SR

Khloe Santos, a 24-year-old program manager for Community Living Arrangements in Milwaukee, has been a volunteer for a non-profit organization called The Gathering for four months. This organization serves meals to the homeless in Milwaukee. Her responsibilities include cleaning, assisting in food preparation, serving meals and welcoming guests. “Since volunteering I have learned that I enjoy helping others as best I can, whether it is by just smiling and saying good morning, or providing that individual with material items,” said Santos. “I believe since volunteering, I have become much more aware of what I am blessed with and how to give back because I am so grateful.” When people volunteer they in-

crease their overall sense of well-being. This includes lower rates of depression, less incidence of heart disease and greater longevity, according to a report by the Corporation for National and Community Services. “Giving back by helping an individual can make one feel good about themselves … it allows one to have empathy for those around you,” said Mara Youngbauer, licensed school counselor at Mount Mary University. These individuals were also able to handle their stress better and feel a closer tie to the community. “Everything is interconnected so if you are feeling better mentally then you will feel better physically,” said Youngbauer. “If you are managing stress and are overall happier, your mental health

is going to affect your physical health.” The study also revealed that volunteering leads to a better life in the workplace. Those who volunteered felt better, less stressed and more engaged. According to Youngbauer, this could be because they found a sense of purpose behind their work and have a new sense of thankfulness after seeing what life could be like under different circumstances. Finding a good fit is also an important factor when it comes to choosing a volunteer site. Turn to your interests, passions and skills when deciding on where to volunteer. “We look for our volunteers to be open to new things, new approaches and new ways of doing things,” said Sister Kathy Kreie, assistant coordinator at Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services. “We look for someone who wants to be of service, but who is also flexible and understanding of people’s life situations.” So whether it is by serving biscuits at a homeless shelter or helping an adult learn to read, there are many ways for a person to get involved and make a difference as a volunteer. Not only will it make others feel better, but it will create a positive impact in your life as well. “The best advice I could give to someone who had never volunteered before is to go for it!” said Santos. “Try something new, do something you have never done before … volunteering is an experience you may love it, you may hate it, but in the end you are making a difference and you will always remember your volunteer experiences guaranteed.”


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What’s your job worth?

Hard work, education may not be as important as luck By SHANNON VENEGAS venegass@mtmary.edu

In the last season of “Friends,” each of the six actors made $1 million per episode. For 22 episodes, that’s $22 million per person in one year. Of the main characters in “Friends,” only two actors, Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) and David Schwimmer (Ross), have college degrees. In 2013, the median annual wage for a janitor was $22,590, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. I don’t know how many janitors have attended college, but I would be willing to bet not many. So, why all of the random facts? Where is the correlation? To sum it up, we have two different types of jobs with very different annual salaries. The stars of “Friends,” despite their various education levels, raked in $22 million per year while the average janitor, who is most likely uneducated, makes approximately $22,000 per year. That’s a substantial difference, considering they are both fulltime jobs. Why are there substantial discrepancies in pay for equally difficult jobs? And if anyone claims being a janitor is not difficult, I want to see you clean a poopy toilet on a daily basis. On the other end of that, not all acting jobs require a whole lot of skill. I’m pretty sure anyone could have played a better vampire than

Kristin Stewart. Another example is the job of a farmer. Some are educated and some aren’t, but the median wage in 2012 for a farmer was $69,300. Better than a janitor, but not nearly what Jennifer Aniston is making. I don’t think everyone should earn the same amount of money. Some people work harder than others and deserve what they are paid. There are highly paid, highly educated corporate executives who have worked hard to get where they are. My problem is that some people may put in 12-14 hour days (even more for a farmer) their entire lives and never make even close to the kind of money an actor or athlete makes. I assume that actors make more money because Hollywood makes more money. And who feeds Hollywood? We do. By going to movies, being susceptible to advertising and idolizing our favorite movie stars, we are padding their pocketbooks, yet we penny-pinch at the stores, unwilling to spend money on good, local produce to support farmers. Some of us even walk right past the tip jars in bathrooms at local festivals, refusing to offer up $1 in exchange for the clean toilet we just sat on. So why are we so much more willing to spend money on Hollywood? Is it because they offer us a reality beyond our own? An escape from the everyday tasks of our lives? Is this what we place value on these days? Do we prefer to spend money on passive watching? I can’t answer those questions. I just ask you to consider something: What’s your job worth? Do you work harder than Jennifer Aniston? Because it seems clear to me that it is not about getting an education anymore or working hard. It’s just the luck of the draw.

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A response to online editorial, “What’s the holdup? Don’t delay our right to know” published February 2014.

“I am quite disappointed that negative comments were deleted. Nobody was left in the dark. Residents were notified as soon as possible – 24 minutes is not a long time. And notifying everyone else 12 hours later is quite fast. It takes time to put police reports together and to decide what to say. Please stop trying to make this incident seem like it was handled so badly.Our public safety officers and MPD did an AMAZING job.” Anononymous February 27, 2014 at archesnews.com

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“If I could change anything, it would be to go exploring a lot more. I stayed on campus more than what I expected and did not have the chance to experience many things as well as take in my diverse environment.”

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“If I could have changed anything, it would be my time management skills. I procrastinate way too much and I get stressed out a lot because of it.”


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FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOMS

Kudos to Mount Mary administration On Thursday, May 1, students at Fond du Lac High School held a sit-in to protest the censorship of the student newspaper by the administration. This censorship violates two parts of the First Amendment: freedom of speech and freedom of the press. When the high school newspaper, The Cardinal Columns, published an article that exposed the school’s culture of minimizing the trauma and effects of rape, the administration created a new guideline. From now on, all contents of the paper would have to be reviewed prior to publishing. The article that prompted the censorship contained accounts of students who told their stories of rape and considered the difficulties that they face in society where the matter is often made humorous by tasteless jokes and taunting. In this way, the victims cannot heal from the trauma. The article alludes to a central point about rape in our culture: “People aren’t taught not to rape, but are taught not to be raped.” In addition, the article provided resources for victims of sexual abuse. The next issue was held from printing for a month until administrators were satisfied with the content. Journalists, whether high school students or adults, have the right to report on topics of importance. The article was well-written, thoroughly researched and thought-provoking. We are dismayed by the unjust decision by these administrators, particularly because one of our own staff members attended school there. As a private university, Mount Mary is to be commended because it grants First Amendment rights to the Arches staff. Private schools do not have to do this. We have printed articles that have challenged school policies and even own administration. We have done so because we want to make the university a better place. The administration has never asked for prior review of our newspaper. We take pride in the fact that this is not just a luxury, but a right at Mount Mary University. When administrators exert unnecessary restraints onto the work of journalists, the quality of their work is not only diminished, but the educational process suffers. We think the article covering the rape culture at Fond du Lac High School was exceptional. We hope that much of our work is exceptional, also. As college-level journalists, we sometimes make mistakes in our coverage of stories. Yet, we work to improve our reporting because we, as well as our administration, understand that the learning process is a journey. We thank our administration for granting us the right to fulfill this process.

This cover image for the Cardinal Columns was rejected by the Fond du Lac High School principal who deemed it “disrespectful.” This censorship was made possible by the new guidelines for the high school’s publication. Below: Every year, May 3 is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

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Candice Block Fine Art/Art Therapy senior

“If I could change anything it would be that I could major in everything. I love learning and everything is interesting to me. Seriously everything!”

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“I really want my college experience to be more diverse—with different types of people. I like the people here, but there are a lot of different kinds of people out there, and I want to know more of them. I don’t want to see myself experiencing tunnel vision years down the road: I want to learn different views and lifestyles now to be a better person in the future.”

“I wish the administration offices had better communication with each other. Every year I am sent from office to office because nobody knows what’s going on. I’m literally going up and down the hall between the same offices whenever I need to interact with administration. It’s such a headache.”

“I would have gotten more involved on campus earlier on and not waited until my last couple of years.”

“I would have been smarter with my money.”

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Students can use financial aid to purchase books, electronics

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Students who are awarded financial aid get $600 at the beginning of each semester to be able to charge the costs of eligible items, such as books, supplies and electronics, through the Barnes & Noble bookstore and its website.

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Software discounts through the bookstore, ThinkEDU.com/BN, must be paid out-of-pocket and are not as heavily discounted as JourneyEd.

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discounts include 80 percent 7 Software off Adobe and Microsoft Office products through JourneyEd.

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If the total cost of books for that semester’s classes exceeds $600, the bookstore will extend the credit limit.

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All software discounts are available to any student with a Mount Mary email and must be paid out-of-pocket.

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If the student does not have enough financial aid to cover these charges, the student must pay off the balance before he or she is allowed to register for the following semester.

The prices of electronics, such as laptops and tablets, are not discounted but can be purchased at the beginning of the semester using the student’s financial aid funds through the bookstore and website only.

Any costs over and above $600 must be paid out-of-pocket at the time of purchase (except if the entire purchase is textbooks).

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Men with long hair don’t make the cut

Short hair preferred in professional workplace By CHRISTINA CARAYANNOPOULOS carayanc@mtmary.edu

Long locks gently caress the nape of the neck. Natural highlights of crimson and gold reveal themselves in the sunlight. These images sound like they would belong to a TRESemmé commercial, but in reality they belong to a gentleman sitting at the desk across from his perspective employer. Unfortunately, he won’t get the job unless he cuts his hair, regardless of how nicely maintained it is. Most white-collar jobs require short hair on men. Even as tattoos are becoming more widely acceptable, long hair is still unacceptable for men in most work environments. Jeri Wallace, hairstylist at Super Cuts in Milwaukee for seven years, empathizes with her male clients. “It’s still taboo,” Wallace said. According to her, her clients’ employers are very blunt when it comes to their employees’ hair. Daniel Birkholz has worked in bars and the

The Beatles set the rules. And the rules were: now just because we have long hair doesn’t mean that we’re rebellious. Davy Jones

food industry his whole life and has faced the downside of having long hair. “It’s all about presenting yourself,” Birkholz said. “Some men with long hair don’t take care of it and let it be greasy.” It may seem that the only options for men with long hair are to get a haircut for his corporate job or work in a creative environment where physical self-expression is encouraged. MPTV Production Assistant Joseph Pfaff has not faced resistance when it comes to his long hair. “I guess there is just more of a focus on people getting their jobs done,” Pfaff said. Pfaff has had everything from shoulderlength hair to a business cut and said that it is just “personal preference” when it comes to maintaining the length of his hair. “You would need to class it up if you have the governor or some high-level official coming in for an interview,” Pfaff said. “But you dress for the job you want, not the job you’re already doing.” This begs the question: What is so wrong with long hair on men? “How many billionaires, presidents and CEOs have long hair?” Pfaff asked. “I think it points to a class thing.”

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Congratulations, May Graduates We celebrate your compassion & creativity, Art Therapy graduates!

Congratulations! Sister Ellen Lorenz

Graduating Caroline Scholars:

First Honorary Degree Recipient Mount Mary University from Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma

CONGRATULATIONS MIDTOWN! May 2014 Largest graduating class to date

The MMU Tennis Team celebrates our AMAZING Graduating Seniors! -Briana Lock -Katie Wolk

-Kat Reynoso -Emily Barker

Thank you for your commitment, drive for excellence and love. You will always be part of our ANGELS FAMILY!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Candice Block Shantae Chapman Cristina De La Torre Cynthia Esparza Bao Her Tiyara Townsend Olivia Stich Thanks for all your hard work. Best wishes!

SGA wishes Charmyse & Samon the best of luck after graduation! We’ll miss you!

Congratulations

We are so proud of you. God bless.

from the BES Department to our graduating students:

Choya, LaCrecia, & Neva Midtown-Grace Scholars Staff

BES - Mickey Schuyler

The School of Humanities and the World Languages Program Congratulate our May Graduates: Shamae Amore Laura Chapman Abby Demleer Cynthia Esparza Emma Gabor Shay Landry Eileen Medrano Kari Metts Daesy Plascencia Ana Solano Tiyara Townsend

PAC is going to miss

Congratulations

Tiyara so much! Best of luck after graduation!

Congratulations

Candice, good luck in grad school. I know you will accomplish great things.

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The School of Humanities and the Theology Department Congratulate our May Graduates: S. Angela Ezugwu, SSND Rebecca Kalous Verna Robinson Olivia Stich

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PSY - Ann Graves, Erica Hillmann, Kerise Kay, Vanessa Rosas, Sarah Sanger, Ana Solano Soc/BES - Jamie Nicolai

Love, Stina

The School of Humanities and the English Department Congratulate our May Graduates:

Carmen Cowan Emma Gabor Diana Mason Alex Quella Melissa Smith

Psy/BES - Jessica Bell, Amy Bukvich, Christina-Anne Foo, Eileen Medrano, Linda Moreno, Verna Robinson, Samantha Schulta, Tiyara Townsend

Madelene Birenbaum Cristina De La Torre Tracy Peters Grace Clark Rose Dallmann Anne Koenings Lisa Rambo Jessica Schnur Denise Seyfer (Steven) Jon Stern Janet Stikel Jennifer Thill Eichelle Thompson Venetia Ward-Sublett Sarah Weinhold

The School of Humanities and the Communication Department Congratulate our May Graduates: Cristina De La Torre Kaylyn Franzen Rebecca Kalous Natalie Odom Malayia Roper Melissa Smith Samon Williams

Congratulations, Denise!

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6 Spring Trends to Try By KATRINA VRAKAS varkask@mtmary.edu

“I see active sportswear items being reinterpreted for casual wear,” said Sandi Keiser, chair of the fashion department at Mount Mary University. “Pants with racer stripes down the sides, running shorts and tank tops, aviator jackets and sweatshirts in unusual fabric blends, and a continuation of the moto jacket, now done in fresh fabrics and colors and worn over dresses.”

“Pastels are a staple of Spring,” said Elizabeth Gaston, fashion professor and curator of the historic costume collection at Mount Mary University. “It was a surprise to me to see pale pink pastels in the Chanel Resort collection last year. These have been out of style for adult women since the 1950s; this was a time when women were encouraged to leave the workplace and remain homemakers.”

Athletic wear was only appropriate as gym attire or to wear while watching a favorite basketball game and fashionistas wouldn’t be dead caught in it in any other public setting. But designers for spring of 2014 have a different opinion. Sportswear inspired pieces were sent down runways during fashion week such as Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Chanel, Marni and The Row, making it one of the top trends for spring.

Blush pink, baby blue, light lavender, pale yellow and mint green are some of the pastel colors popular for this spring season. Whether it is done head to toe to create a monochrome look, or added to a neutral outfit for a pop of color, it is a trend to celebrate the coming of warm weather and the blooming spring season. “Givenchy, Altuzarra, and Saint Laurent sent it [iridescent and metallic clothing] down the runway for Spring 14,” Kesier said. “It’s a trend that comes and goes so it may be best to invest in and works well in accessories—-shoes or bags. We’re also seeing iridescent leathers in dresses and pants.”

The black and white trend seen during the dreary winter months is now being replaced by luminous colors and metallics, which definitely can make a bold fashion statement. These shiny, colorful fabrics are being seen on anything from pants to dresses and handbags. Pair metallic pants with a relaxed Nike top, or a metallic dress with some black stilettos and your style will instantly turn futuristic.

Following in the sportswear footsteps, mesh has become a go-to fabric and style for spring. From mesh trim, to mesh inserts, or full mesh garments, all styles of these fabrics are being seen in stores. Whether it’s a dress with peeka-boo mesh cutouts or a full mesh t-shirt, this trend gives off a definite sporty chic appeal.

“Crop tops take some fashion savy to wear,” said Keiser. “Balance cropped tops with high waisted skirts or pants so that only a sliver of skin shows. If your abs aren’t ready for prime time, consider layering a cardigan or jacket over a cropped top or wearing a shirt or body hugging t-shirt underneath showing layers rather than skin.”

“I see the mesh trend as a throw back to this punk rock, grunge phase,” said Katie Nelson, sales associate at American Apparel in Milwaukee. “We have seen it on our favorite Spice Girls and it now reminds us of a carefree, bold sense of style, because Lord knows it takes confidence to wear anything see through!”

Edgy and cool, or effortless and chic, fringe embellishment can supply either of these looks for any fashionista. Dresses with fringe trim, fringe-adorned vests and leather jackets and accessories made entirely out of it are making their debut this season. Designers such as Anna Sui, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs experimented with this trend and sent them down their runways during fashion week.

Crop tops, or as some may call them ‘miniature shirts’ that expose most of the area below the belly button, are being seen everywhere this spring. Although some may find it to be a risky trend, if styled together with a sleek pair of high-waisted pants, it’s almost impossible to not look on trend for spring.

“One of the things I’ve been seeing is a lot of fringe lately and I love it because I think it references a lot, like the 1920’s breakthrough, and this kind of wild wild west feel,” Nelson said.

Photos by KATRINA VARKAS

All trend items photographed above can be purchased at American Apparel, the LA based clothing retailer, located in downtown Milwaukee. These items range from $28 to $78, making it easy to spruce up your wardrobe for the season.


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Crushing on Love Handle Local sandwich bistro spices up your bite

By BRITTANY SEEMUTH seemuthb@mtmary.edu

Walking into Love Handle, located at 2215 E. North Ave., is unlike any typical restaurant experience I have ever had. There was not a hostess, server or table busser in sight, but rather, the owner who is also the head chef greeted me as I stepped through the door. I picked a table near the front window of the restaurant. It was a fast choice, as the restaurant has a total of only seven tables. The other unusual aspect of Love Handle is there are no paper menus; instead, chalkboard menus hang next to a wooden sign with hand-carved letters spelling out, “Order Here.” The restaurant offers only small plate and sandwich options, so myguest and I opted for the cheese plate ($10) and the soup special, beef tongue ($6) to start. Placing our complete order right away, I choose the “Matt Hensely” sandwich ($9) and my guest ordered the “Pontus Alv” sandwich ($9). Country folk music played quietly in the background, reminding me of summertime in the South. Wallpaper decorated with images of cattle lined a portion of the wall near our table. Dangling from the ceiling were two white window frames hung by steel chains. Beneath these frames sat several glass vases full of baby’s breath. Yet, the most interesting area of Love Handle was the western wall, where a hand-painted portrait of a man and woman rest inside of a heart. The man’s arm is wrapped around the shoulder of the woman. I came to learn from the owner that he and his wife opened the place in May 2013. I imagine this portrait is intended to be them. Our soup and cheese plate arrived within 10 minutes. The plate was made up of two types of cheese – raw cheddar and water buffalo (yes, the cheese is made from the animal). On the plate also came a handful of perfectly toasted and salted baguettes and pickled beets. The raw cheddar cheese had a grainy texture and strong sharpness to the taste that lasted well after eating. The sandwiches came before we finished the starters, which I did not mind. My Matt Hensley sandwich was definitely not for everyone, but I appreciated the fresh salmon flavor, especially paired with the onions. The onions tasted just like an onion ring, without being deep-fried. I tried my guest’s sandwich, the Pontus Alv. The sandwich was made with pulled pork shoulder, apple butter and pickled radish. The apple butter added a sweet barbecue flavor that complemented the saltiness of the pork shoulder, while the pickled radish tasted like a sweet cabbage and lacked the typical bite of a radish. The only other chef working alongside the owner informed us the bread of the sandwiches came from Wild Flower, a bakery in Bay View. A local restaurant keeping its ingredients local always makes the food all the more enjoyable. Go to Love Handle and take in its simplistic service that misses all of the usual aspects of a typical restaurant, yet satisfies all the same. With the exceptional service and simplistically elegant surroundings, paired with the delectable menu and its ample variety, Love Handle can be appreciated by both those looking for a trigger to recall memories of the past as well as those who are looking to make new ones.

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I was hesitant about trying the beef tongue soup. The soup tasted just like a hearty beef stew. It was loaded with cabbage and rutabaga and brought me back to a time not long ago where there was fresh frost on the ground.

My Matt Hensley sandwich was made with cherrywood smoked salmon, pork fat onions and pickled apples. My sandwich had a stark fishy front with a slight smoky aftertaste.

The water buffalo cheese was drizzled with honey and had a smoky flavor to it. Coupled with the honey, the smoky sweet flavor reminded me of a S’more.

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Aromatherapy prescribes users to unwind by JIMMY BENTIVENGA bentivej@mtmary.edu

When people catch a cold or get a sore throat, it is common to head for the drugstore or medicine cabinet and reach for a pill, tablet or syrup to relieve the symptoms. Practitioners of aromatherapy have an alternative approach: use an essential oil. Cindy Wilichowski, a licensed massage therapist and practicing aromatherapist in Nashotah, Wisconsin explained the errors behind this way of healing. “We don’t allow ourselves to be sick,” Wilichowski said. “We’re in a society that wants everything immediately, including our cures … we have to buy all these over-the-counter medicines because our nose is leaking, our throat is sore and our head hurts … instead of realizing that those are signals that your body is trying to fight It is believed that breathing or applying these oils to your skin can release chemoff some bug, and you need to give your icals in the brain that can help a person feel calm, relaxed or even stimulated. body the opportunity to do that.” The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy also calls aromatherWauwatosa resident Calee Har“Eucalyptus-regatta with a little apy “essential oil therapy” and defines rington has used essential oils since oregano … those two are good at comit as “the art and science of utilizing childhood because her father used bating bacteria and viruses, and can naturally extracted aromatic essences them. “I use lavender and tea tree for help you reduce the numbers that you from plants to balance, harmonize and cuts because they’re a natural antisep- might be inhaling and help your impromote the health of body mind and tic,” Harrington said. mune system,” Wilichowski said. spirit.” NAHA states that essential oils can Essential oils are extremely potent The term was first used by French be used to enhance wound healing, re- and are often diluted in a carrier oil, perfumer and chemist Rene-Maurice duce the appearance of scars, increase often called a pure oil. NAHA suggests Gattefosse in 1937 to distinguish the alertness, reduce airborne pathogens, diluting your essential oil(s) in a neumedical applications of essential oils address emotional issues and help with tral base or carrier oil, such as sweet from their perfumery uses. Essential insomnia or sleep disorders. almond or avocado (which nourishes oils are concentrated extracts from Wilichowski points out that some the skin and regenerates dry, itchy and plants. Some oils have a pharmacologi- essential oils have antibacterial effects mature skin). cal effect. and often anti-fungal properties. “A few drops mixed with a quality

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carrier oil is wonderful for giving a relaxing massage,” Wilichowski said. Molly Corbett, of Milwaukee county, found other benefits with aromatherapy. “I’ll dab a little under my nose to breathe easier,” Corbett said. “Mixing it to make a body oil, then putting it along my arms and wrists, is great to relax.” The benefits of aromatherapy can vary depending on the chosen oil and method used, but experts say it’s important give your body time to recover from an illness. “Lay down and rest, give your body a chance to heal,” Wilichowski said. “I love the fact that I can use essential oils to help expedite my immune system into sleeping deeper and fighting harder. And I don’t have to miss a day of work.” Must-have essential oils Lavender Oil For stress and better sleep. Tea tree (melolucca) Great around the house to fight fungal infections. Eucalyptus-R Great for sinuses, scientifically proven to kill rhinovirus. Basil oil To sharpen concentration and relieve headache and some symptoms of depression. Geranium oil Used as an astringent and as a diuretic. Thyme oil Helps with fatigue, nervousness and stress. Lemon oil A mood lifter, to relieve symptoms of stress. Clove oil An analgesic (pain killer) used on toothaches, and to prevent nausea.

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SURPRISE IN THE BOX Companies offer gift boxes via monthly subscription By NATALIE GUYETTE guyetten@mtmary.edu

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Lullubee With the popularity of the do-ityourself movement came Lullubee, a company that delivers crafting kits complete with everything the recipient will need to produce anything from flower crowns to owl embellished pillowcases. Wantable Wantable, a company located in Milwaukee, allows its users to choose from intimates, makeup or accessories in its box. The team at Wantable seeks to make your brand and product selection experience less overwhelming. The box uniquely considers subscribers’ preferences. As part of order placement, the site offers a quiz where you select your preferred colors, styles and products. Lindsey Townsley, public rela-

SUBSCRIPTION BOX PRICES Skoshbox $12/month Lullubee $125 for 4 months The THING Quarterly $240 for 4 issues Wantable (intimates, makeup or accessories) $36 The Sock Panda $11/month (use your discount!) GlobeIn $29.99/month The Cotton Bunny $16/month

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Whether it’s the monthly surprise, the bang for your buck, the offthe-wall products or the convenience that has attracted the attention, subscription boxes appear to be the new way to give, gift and try new products. Simply place an order online for a trial or subscribe for multiple months and await your box and its mysterious content. Subscription box companies vary by theme and intention. All sorts of audiences are marketed to, including makeup fiends, foodies, accessory hoarders, coffee addicts and the ecosavvy. Skoshbox The founders of Skoshbox, a subscription box service that delivers monthly Japanese candies and snacks, decided to start the company after spending time in Japan and receiving requests from friends to send treats and snacks. “For us, we saw a common worldwide love for all things Japan, primarily the anime characters, kawaii culture and obsession with the foods and flavors that are released only in Japan,” said Candice Kawasaki, marketing director of Skoshbox.

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tions and communications associate, describes Wantable’s exclusive approach as a “relationship-based discovery experience.” Sock Panda Sock Panda offers a pair of uniquely designed socks in every box. For each pair of socks its sells, a pair is given to the homeless. The company has donated more than 1,000 socks so far. Owner David Peck designs the socks according to his own view of what is trendy and hot in pop culture, from jellyfish to a literal interpretation of the band Radiohead. GlobeIn GlobeIn partners with individual artisans from around the world, bringing social justice to subscription boxes. It is inspired by the evolution of microfinance, which involves smaller amounts of money to create a larger impact on real people. One-third of GlobeIn’s profits go to the individual artist, 15 percent to GlobeIn and 10 percent is reinvested in the country of origin through job training programs or education.

The THING THE THING is an off-the-wall box that operates quarterly, sending subscribers an artistically interpreted everyday object that somehow incorporates and showcases text.

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“We publish objects. We started this as a way to examine the physicality of publication,” said co-founder Jon Herschend. Each issue is brainpowered by a different artist, writer or director. Past contributors have included James Franco, the Levi’s company, and founders of the clothing brand Rodarte. Objects that have been published include playing cards, pillowcases and an organic multi-use salve. My Cotton Bunny A box designed specifically for females, My Cotton Bunny, allows you to pick the delivery date and will send you a choice of pads or tampons from companies like Tampax and Always along with a few treats and gifts. Each box has a theme, such as a spa box or a box filled with tea.

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Box of Happies Box of Happies delivers three to five handmade items from jewelry, home décor, office, paper goods and more in each box. Owner and operator of the company, Anna Vickrey, is a crafter herself who is passionate about jewelry making and upcycling old items. The company was created in order to support other independent crafters.

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Graduating from college marks a milestone in your life – not everyone makes it this far. Be proud of your accomplishment and revel in the fact that you can add a few initials after your name. Just remember, the choices you make in the years after college will have a huge impact on the rest of your life, so keep that reveling to a minimum until you have put some thought into what’s next. If you started your career plan early, you may have already completed an internship or worked part-time for a company that you’re interested in. If not, do it now! The best way to distinguish yourself from a pool of applicants is with unique experience. If you’re having trouble getting your foot in the door, you can try volunteering for a non-profit organization or doing freelance work on a project basis. These opportunities will build your practical experience outside of the classroom and add another job title to your resume. You will also be able to provide real-life answers at your next job interview. Building experience is just one piece of the puzzle. Having a network of professionals to help you gain exposure is a necessity. With your professors, co-workers, fellow students, family, or anyone you know as a link, introduce yourself to other professionals in your field who could put in a good word for you someday. Networking events, conferences, expos and career fairs can put you in front of the people you need to know. Shake hands, be polite and make a strong impression. Although face time is important, you will only have access to so many people. That’s why it’s important to grow your professional identity online. Posting your resume is just a place to start. If you have the time, why not create your own blog or website? Go beyond your local community to explore the professional community. Become a member of an online organization, contribute your expertise and find a mentor electronically. Let your Web presence continue the conversation and fill in the blanks for a potential employer. Of course, the easiest place to start is Mount Mary University’s own Career Development Office. Here you can find career path counseling, tips for your job search or assistance writing your resume. Stop by the first floor of the Haggerty Library after class, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In today’s job market, it wouldn’t be unusual for your summer to go by without so much as a phone call. Keep your chin up, though! Remember your focus and all of the great things you have to offer. It’s important to value your position and appreciate your employer, but I’ve gone from unemployment anxiety to career confidence – the jobs don’t change as much as you do. It’s all about your attitude. The next step you take is entirely up to you. Spend the time you need to weigh your options and commit to a particular path. Consider your personal priorities with your career objectives, and keep family, finances and graduate school in mind. You may need to relocate to Duluth; you may need to move in with Mom and Dad for a while. Whatever your choices may be, take enough time to adjust to life as a non-student. You’ll be able to work for the rest of your life and this will be a time you’ll want to look back on fondly. Congratulations, class of 2014!


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Hot yoga burns calories

me to feel better and restored the electrolytes that I was losing through the excessive sweating. Though Williamson advised hydrating before and after the class, she said the danger of overheating is limited because the temperature of the studio never exceeds the core temperature of the human body. After the 60 minutes were over, I felt refreshed and relaxed, and already had thoughts to take another class. I knew I would get even more out of attending a future class. “Some of the beauty of the practice comes from simple repetition … As you repeat the practice, everything starts to feel more natural,” Williamson said. “You’ll find as you practice more, you begin to effort less, using only the muscles you need to support the yoga pose.” Visit http://www.milwaukeepoweryoga.com to schedule a hot yoga class.

By BRITTANY SEEMUTH seemuthb@mtmary.edu

An hour-long session in a crammed studio where temperatures reach up to 98 degrees while muscles are stretched to their limits is not what most people think of when hearing the term yoga. This is hot yoga, a different take on the traditional form. With a handful of studios now open in the Milwaukee area, I decided to take my first hot yoga class. I walked into the Milwaukee Power Yoga studio, located at 1924 N. Farwell Ave., full of weariness and unknown expectations. As recommended by its website, I rented a yoga mat and towel for $1 in order to avoid slipping on the wooden floor during class. Immediately, the receptionist invited me to enter the yoga room. The class was about to start. This particular type of hot yoga is led in the style of vinyasa. According to the Milwaukee Power Yoga website, this type of hot yoga links one breath to one movement and is considered to be fast-paced. My class was led by instructor Deborah Williamson, who has been teaching yoga for 30 years, and specifically, hot yoga for 18 years. According to Williamson, though this was my first class, I had an upper-hand as a beginner. “Beginners have an advantage in that they have no preconceived notions about what the practice is, so they are less likely to limit themselves,” Williamson said. “My advice is to show up early, get on a mat, and be ready for anything!” The temperature was enjoyable to the skin through the first few minutes of class and I soon began to forget about

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The challenge of the hot yoga workout is only intensified by the temperature of the room, heated between 95-98 degrees throughout the class.

the desert-like heat of the room. Rather, I focused on Williamson as she called out the names of poses I had never heard before. I found myself watching others to learn the positions. Though I felt insecure by doing this, Williamson said it is part of the process. “As a beginner, you should know that it’s absolutely ok to stop, watch or ask questions,” Williamson said. “I recommend choosing a spot in the room either in the very center or at the back.

Horsin’ Around Spring seeps into the soul By SHANNON VENEGAS venegass@mtmary.edu

One Monday in April, I spent the day driving up to Waupaca, Wisconsin, with my co-workers to meet with other employees at the Wisconsin State Farmer newspaper, which I help edit. The weather was iffy — mostly rain by us — but gradually turning to snow as we drove north. As soon as we neared Waupaca, we found ourselves staring at a Winter Wonderland — miles of trees crusted with snow and ice.

This is purely for the sake of a better vantage point – of being able to see as many bodies as possible while you are learning.” Some might question, “Is hot yoga dangerous?” I did begin to feel rather light-headed midway through the session, but this might have been a result of eating Ramen Noodles 30 minutes before class. I brought a bottle of Gatorade with me and sipped it during class. This helped

Groans were heard from inside the car, but I had to say it: “It’s kind of pretty, actually.” On Friday of that same week, I was driving from barn to barn, taking care of many different horses since many of my clients were out of town on spring break. The temperature was higher than 50 degrees, the sun was shining and I had my windows down. As I drove, I found myself driving at a much slower speed, constantly glancing from side to side out of the windows. One man was out jogging on the Kettle Moraine Trails with his dog. A group of guys looked like they were doing some hiking or hunting. (I’m not a hunter so I’m not sure if anything is in season right now.) I drove past a teenage boy who was walking next to the small creek with his fishing pole. After passing through this abundance of activity, a big grin broke onto my face. I love spring in Wisconsin! It’s not just the animals that come out of hibernation, but people too. Most of us can’t wait to get outside. Everything just “springs” to life. My brother was in town a week later for job interviews because he was moving from Florida back to Wisconsin. He lived in Florida five years after getting his physician’s assistant license, but he just could not

Top three benefits of hot yoga shared by Bron Gacki, owner of Hot Yoga Milwaukee “It promotes detoxification.” “It is a safer environment to practice in since your muscles are already more warmed up.” “It acts as a catalyst. All the benefits you receive from a regular yoga class just happens that much more quickly due to the heat.”

stay away from Wisconsin any longer. He missed the seasons, the hunting … the woods! He was so excited when he went for a job interview near Rice Lake and found snow still on the ground. With all of these observations, I’ve realized that’s what so great about Wisconsin — the diversity! I love when people snuggle into their homes during a snowstorm, stuck in because of the weather. Then in the spring, everything comes to life. Not just the flowers, but life in general! I think if Wisconsin was consistent with its weather pattern it would be kind of boring. For example, part of the reason fall is so special is because the colors are only there for a limited amount of time. It is a rare pocket of vibrancy. Talking with my brother, I realized that some people really can live anywhere, no matter the weather. But with others, where they grew up is too much a part of them. It seeps into their soul. Some days, I love driving down a country road, alternating between grassland, cornfields and woods. With my windows rolled down, a good country song playing and the hope of spring in the air, I would swear my heart actually leaps.

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Local bars kick up the celebration in Milwaukee area By LOREDANA FARHAD farhadl@mtmary.edu

Every four years the Fédération Internationale de Football Association World Cup takes place, bringing together 32 countries’ soccer teams to play one another until a single winner emerges. The upcoming World Cup is taking place in Brazil this summer. For those not planning on traveling to cheer on their team of choice, the Milwaukee area has a slew of celebratory options. According to FIFA, more than 700 million people tuned in to watch the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany, making soccer one of the world’s most widely viewed sports and the World Cup among the most viewed tournaments. Although soccer is not nearly as hyped of a sport in the United States as it is globally, there are still a plethora of fans here that remain dedicated to watching games at the wee hours of the morning on any given day. Take a walk by a Milwaukee area soccer pub on a weekday morning and jersey-clad viewers are intently focused on their teams.

The Highbury Pub, located at 2322 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., has been a Bay View staple since 2003 and is committed to providing a no-nonsense watching environment for well-versed fans and curious viewers alike. With a max capacity of 80 people, the locale may not be the largest, but patrons should not be deterred from showing up during the big World Cup matches. Owner Joe Katz plans to put a large tent up in the adjoining outdoor area behind the bar to accommodate hundreds more. In addition, food, beer, music and entertainment pertaining to the teams playing will be in supply during the big matches. Katz mentioned that he will partner with a neighborhood bar for overflow due to the sheer mass of patrons he anticipates showing up for matches between the highly popular teams. Among those, Katz noted, are Italy, Germany, England, Spain and Mexico in addition to the United States. “This World Cup is going to be the best of all of them because of the time zones,” Katz said. “[It is] basically East [Coast] time. There are going to be happy hour games in

America. In South Korea there were 4:30 a.m. kickoffs, and we couldn’t even physically be open. Legally, bars can’t open until 6 a.m. So this one, we get two games a day minimally for the first two weeks, which is just going to be amazing.” Keanen Kopplin, general manager of Nomad World Pub, located at 1401 E. Brady St., said it would also be cranking out the celebrations. “In the back parking lot we are doing stadium-style seating,” Kopplin said. “We are painting the whole back area like a Brazilian slum. We are having a separate bar outside with tap lines … We will have six tap lines outside of varying beers based on who is playing. We will have our tiki bar set up there with TVs and everything.” Between the increasing following of soccer in the United States and the ideal 2014 World Cup schedule, there will be no shortage of celebrators in attendance. The final matches are expected to be even livelier. “[During] the finals we actually shut down all of Brady Street,” said Kopplin. Kopplin said the type of crowd a match at Nomad can

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Crowds pack Brady Street to watch the World Cup in 2009.

draw is unpredictable. “Soccer is one of those sports that brings different lifestyles and different groups together,” Kopplin said. “You get to meet a lot of new people that you originally wouldn’t have gotten to.” Upper 90 Sports Pub, located at 322 W. State St. in downtown Milwaukee, is not solely a soccerviewing establishment, but celebrations will still be occurring in honor of the World Cup. “Something that we have to offer that [other pubs] necessarily don’t is that we have a phenomenal menu, we are little bit bigger and [during the World Cup] we are going to be doing a ton of giveaways,” said General Manager Dan Moore. Prizes will range from jerseys

and vintage soccer balls to tickets for post-World Cup soccer matches in adjacent states like Illinois and Michigan. The menu at Upper 90 can be a draw for those looking for a plethora of gastronomic options in addition to a committed World Cup viewing environment. Alligator and oversized pretzels are two of the more unique offerings. If there is one underlying theme among soccer fans, it is the passion that is unparalleled in other sports. “What makes [the World Cup] so cool is it’s a nationalistic thing,” Katz said. “You can be this little teeny country like Ghana and come in and beat this huge team. It’s pride in their country.”

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Student athletes score big at Miller Park Fundraiser offsets cost of equipment, travel expenses BY ANDJELKA BOGUNOVA bogunova@mtmary.edu

If you see a Mount Mary University athlete working concessions at Miller Park during a Brewers game, be sure to say hi. She’ll be wearing a beige baseball cap with a light blue brim, adorned with the Mount Mary logo. Mount Mary athletes and coaches earn a percentage of the proceeds collected at each game to help pay for new sports equipment or tournament and travel expenses. This percentage varies depending on the size of the booth and amount of student athletes working. According to Mark Heidorf, Mount Mary’s athletic director, if members of one team work a particular date, that team will get all of the money raised. “We haven’t been given our proceeds yet but once we do, SAC (the Student Athlete Advisory Committee) will sit down and decide how to divide the money,” Baumgart said. The athletes began working concessions on March 31 and have worked five games so far. They will work their last game on May 26. According to Heidorf, this opportunity was chosen because of its potential to raise a large amount of money in a short period of time. Sportservice is a non-profit organization that runs the stand and concessions that athletes sell. Heidorf hopes this fundraising opportunity will be a big success. “Other colleges in the area such as Alverno swear by it,” Heidorf said. Athletes arrive at Miller Stadium an hour before the gates open and leave an hour after the game. Mount Mary student Katie Edwards is a member of the volleyball, basketball and softball teams and has

Milwaukee’s Miller Park, home of the Brewers, allows concessions to be operated as fundraisers for nonprofit organizations.

worked two games. “It’s a lot of hard work but it’s fun,” Edwards said. “It keeps your energy up.” Athletes attend a training seminar held by Sportservice prior to running the concession stand. “They take us through register training, food safety and even how to spot a fake I.D.,” said Taylor Baumgart, who plays on Mount Mary’s volleyball and basketball teams and is a member of the student athletic committee. The athletic department is required to work six games this spring semester and six games in the fall semester. Heidorf encourages every athlete to work at least one game. “There is always one member of Sportservices in our booth, two coaches and six to seven students,”

Heidorf said. Each team has a set budget for the year and is in need of new equipment. “In the big picture there’s no doubt that new equipment, such as soccer and volleyball nets, plays a huge role in the athletes’ performance,” Heidorf said. The future of this fundraising program depends on the amount of money raised. “We’ll do our 12 dates, look at how much we made and then decide if it’s a good expenditure of our time,” Heidorf said. So far, fundraising has proven to be a success. “It’s more than just fundraising,” Edwards said. “It’s a way to get our athletic name out there other than just on campus. It’s a way of making people aware that Mount Mary has athletics.”

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SKYDIVING:

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Susanna Caulfield, Mount Mary University math instructor, is all smiles as she prepares to release her grasp on the plane and jump into a free-fall on one of her solo jumps at Skydive Midwest. By ANDJELKA BOGUNOVIC bogunova@mtmary.edu

Some sports require speed, agility, strength or stamina. Skydiving requires only the desire to jump out of a moving plane at an average of 13,000 feet above the ground, free fall at a speed of approximately 126 mph and hope that the shoot opens. Mount Mary University math instructor Suzanne Caulfield is in her seventh season of skydiving at Skydive Midwest located in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. Caulfield is terrified of heights but does not let that come between her and her passion for skydiving. “You don’t really appreciate life until you have risked living,” Caulfield said. “It [skydiving] puts your life on the ground in perspective.” While new skydivers are required to jump tandem with a certified instructor attached to them, Caulfield is a certified solo jumper who packs her own parachute. According to Caulfield, even though the safety risks involved in skydiving cannot be completely eliminated, certain precautions are taken to minimize those

risks. Each backpack contains two parachutes as well as an automatic activation device. “The automatic activation device is programmed so that if you are still falling at a programmed speed, at a particular altitude, it starts a reaction that ends with the opening of your parachute,” Caulfield said. Paul Hartmann, a 32-year-old West Allis police officer, has skydived more than 15 times. Hartmann said despite his experience, the initial fear of jumping remains. “You are going to be scared no matter what but this is healthy,” Hartmann said. “To this day, the scariest part is when they open the door to the plane 13,000 feet in the air.” The entire adventure lasts about 6 to 7 minutes and begins at roughly 13,000 feet. The period of time before the parachute opens is known as free fall. “My average free fall rate is about 126 mph and lasts roughly 1 minute,” Caulfield said. The altitude at which the rip cord is pulled depends on the experience of the jumper.

“For tandem jumpers, we pull the cord at about 5,500 feet,” said Skydive Midwest instructor Colleen Baker. Both Caulfield and Hartmann warn that it is hard to jump just once. “The adrenaline rush you get once you land is absolutely addicting and leaves you wanting more,” Hartmann said. This addiction has a hefty cost. Prices for skydiving vary depending on where you jump. Many companies offer discounted group rates, however. “Our current rate is $229 per jumper but that rate goes down depending on the size of your group,” Baker said. Josh Runge, a 31-year-old full-time student at Colorado Metropolitan State University, has skydived three times at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois. “I usually go with a group of friends and pay about $160,” Runge said. “It’s the best money you will ever spend.” For those who have experienced a jump, the price is worth the thrill. “You have not truly lived until you’ve skydived,” Hartmann said. “It’s a fun activity that you can do with your friends while you’re young and have the time.”

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Bird’s eye view offers exhilirating experience By ANDJELKA BOGUNOVIC bogunova@mtmary.edu

No amount of training could prepare me for the adrenaline rush I was about to experience. There were eight of us jumping that warm July afternoon in 2003; three students, three jump masters and two jump masters that would videotape those who paid a little extra to have our jumps recorded. With two tandem jumps and nine hours of intense training under my belt, I was finally ready for my first solo skydiving jump. I laughed as my instructor Dave, who had more than 4,000 jumps, handed me my blue and hot pink jump suit. I thought he could not have picked any uglier jump suit. Dave zipped up my suit and helped me put on my backpack that held my parachute. A few seconds later he handed me my altimeter, which looked like a bracelet, that would read my current altitude. Once the altimeter read 5,300 feet, it was time to deploy my parachute. Because I was a solo jumper, I had a device attached to my upper arm that enabled instructors on the ground to talk to me when it came time for me to land. After we boarded the single engine plane, which

was void of seats, we prepared for takeoff with a series of jokes that were terribly unfunny but eased the tension during the flight. Once we reached about 13,000 feet, my instructor double-checked my harness and wished me luck. Similar to waiting for the plane, we all formed a single file line and waited for the door to open. As soon as I saw the open door, my nerves began to tingle with a mix of fear and excitement and my heart began to race. All I could hear was the sound of the engine and instructors yelling, “3-2-1-GO!” It was finally my turn to jump so I crawled up to the door and waited for the count. As soon as I heard “GO!” I took a deep breath and jumped. I assumed the “turtle position,” which meant my knees and elbows were bent at 90 degree angles. The rush of air in my face made it impossible for me not to smile. My instructor jumped out after me and flew beside me until my parachute deployed. I knew that I had to pull the cord at 5,300 feet so naturally, I looked at my altimeter every 5 seconds. As soon as I hit the correct altitude, I pulled the cord, which opened my parachute. The next 6 minutes of flying through the air were, to this day, the most peaceful moments I have ever experienced. Houses and trees were barely visible but at that moment, everything looked perfect. The adrenaline rush I had immediately after jumping was gone and I felt a sense of freedom and

pride that I can’t put into words. All of my senses were heightened for those 6 minutes. I noticed that the sky wasn’t just an ordinary blue, but the most perfect intense shade of blue, which brought tears to my eyes. The sound of the wind hitting the parachute assured me that everything was okay. I repeatedly checked my altimeter and started to prepare for my landing once the altimeter reached an altitude of 1,000 feet. I listened for the ground crew to let me know if I was coming in at the correct speed but heard nothing. I remember thinking that maybe everything was perfect so they didn’t need to contact me. As I flew closer to the ground, I knew I was on my own. My heart began to race as I neared the ground. My microphone was not working and I would have no assistance in landing. I remained calm and focused on my landing. I was about 20 feet from the ground when I pulled my hands down until my thumbs were touching my hips. This reduced my speed and allowed me to land safely. As soon as my feet hit the ground, my parachute began to fall. I dropped to my knees, kissed the ground and started to laugh. Skydiving left me with a high and a permanent grin that lasted about six months. It gave me a new appreciation for life as well as a feeling that no other activity could offer. I wish I could have bottled the feelings I had during my jump and shared them with others.

Mount Mary University Arches May 2014  
Mount Mary University Arches May 2014  
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