Sarah & Shay Does Social Media Make Us Anxious? page 17
Marquetteâ€™s dynamic duo
Domestic study abroad les aspin programs
Lessons Learned Most embarrassing moments
ABO U T T H E C O V ER Social media has taken over our lives, so we thought it deserved to take over our cover. Our invested interest in other people’s lives keeps us constantly scrolling, but it can also be used for good to keep long-distance friendships alive.
What we watch
Who we listen to
How we Innovate
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Introducing MU’S NEW Major Are you interested in a major that: •
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Let’s you take courses across the university in peace.
Build’s human rights and international development experience in your career.
Makes a GREAT second major!
Interdisciplinary Peace Studies Want more info: Contact: Dr. Michael Duffey (414) 288-3748 email@example.com 2 October 2013 | The Marquette Journal
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F EAT U RES 12 Style Old is new again. Try vintage fashions this fall for something different.
17 Social (Media) Anxiety
How our addiction does us wrong.
19 Dorm Norms Setting straight
the stories of your campus homes.
23 Sarah & Shay
A student’s journey and how she’s just like the rest of us.
C U LT U RE 6 Book Worm Get out of the
library and explore great Milwaukee study spots you might not know about.
Domestic Study Abroad
Forget your passport, learn about the Les Aspin program.
COLLE G E LI F E 10 Lesson Learned Faculty reflect on the good, the bad & the ugly of their college experiences.
16 Embarrassing Moments
We all have them. Read about some of our favorites.
30 Thanks for the Love Joshua
Arter & Dustin Zick share a mutual love for the city of Milwaukee.
W ELLNESS 26 Through the Ages Workout
styles have changed with time, but do you know where some of these unique exercises came from?
28 Gluten Guide
A hands-on guide to gluten-free dining on and off campus.
29 Go Nuts!
Simple snacking made easy.
28 F RONT + BA C K 4 Editor’s Note 5 So In - So Out 31 Journey The Marquette Journal | October 2013 3
Editor in Chief & Art Director Rebecca French
Marquette Journal Managing Editor Katie Cutinello Photo Director Rebecca Rebholz Copy Editor Alec Brooks Department Editors College Life: Olivia Morrissey Active: Catelyn Roth-Johnson Culture: Eva Sotomayor Style: Kristina Busch Writers Paulo Acuna Cassandra Kidd Stephanie Baghai Caitlin Margaret-Miller Elizabeth Baker Olivia Morrissey Kristina Busch Catelyn Roth-Johnson Brittany Carloni Eva Sotomayor Kyerstin Hill Kevin Ward Photographers Vale Cardenas Melina Morales Karen Oliva Rebecca Rebholz Matt Serafin Denise Zhang Style Team Stephanie Baghai Hannah O’Connor Jessica Clark Franchezka Reichard Antonio Estrada Rgina Rubio Elle Gehringer Ellen Waugh
Contributors Publication Adviser Dr. Stephen Byers Business Manager Kimberly Zawada Magazine Consultants Kurt Chandler Dr. Ana Garner Dr. Pamela Nettleton
editor’s note Time is something you learn to appreciate as you move forward in your college career, jobs get busier, and schedules continue to fill-in. Time is also something that makes all those things possible. Time made this issue of The Marquette Journal possible. However, the age-old sentiment “things get better with time” fails to acknowledge the struggle and journey to get to that final result - but trust me it’s worth it. If you told me 4 years ago, when I arrived at the front doors of Cobeen Hall, with my life packed away in a car, that I would not only work for, but be in charge of one of Marquette’s biggest publications I would have laughed, hard. It was with time that I learned to feel confident in who I am as a person, confident in my abilities as a student and confident enough to interview for the position. It has become part of my Marquette experience. In October’s issue we focus on your Marquette experience, what gives you confidence and what might distract us from the important things in life. With those same ideas, we asked faculty to reflect on their time in college and what they hope students can learn from their experiences (page 10). One of the other major moments during my time here was having the chance to study abroad in London at City University sophomore year. Again, if you told me I would fall in love with a city in six months I would have laughed, even harder. It’s experiences like that, that give us time to focus on what is important in life, adventure. Students shared their adventures when studying through the Les Aspin program (page 8). And because life is about the little moments and not forgetting to laugh, students shared some of their most embarrassing moments (page 16). In the issues to come, I hope you learn more about what it means to be a student at Marquette and feel confident enough to share your experience. Marthe Troly-Curtain (& John Lennon) once said “time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” and I hope you can see in this issue that no time was wasted.
Dean, College of Communication Dr. Lori Bergen Technical Director Michael Andre SMI Director Erin Caughey
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This is no Family Feud, so hash out your personal commentary and unsolved issues one-on-one.
Tis’ the season for cinnamon, spice and everything nice. Who doesn’t love the richness of flavors only available 30 days out of the year?
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Twitter has it’s good and bad moments. But who doesn’t love free food? Follow @SobesMU and you could be eating a Loser burger (for free) tonight!
M AR Q U ETTE BAS K ETBA L L WE ARE MARQUETTE! Dust off your blue and gold pompoms and get out the face paint, it’s basketball season! Tickets are on sale now, so make sure to get yours!
D 2 L & C H E C K M AR Q C H ANGES Lately D2L and Checkmarq have had more issue than Vogue. Thankfully IT makes quick work of bug fixes, but we’re getting a little tired of the weekly emails about updates and weekend long downtime.
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NE W RE D BO X AT 7 / 1 1 Nothing good on your Netflix stream? Fear no more! There is now a RedBox located outside the 7/11 on 16th and Wells. Now you can curl up with Chopstix and pop in that chick-flick.
We want Hannah Montana back.
We love the restoration of Gesu, but how are we supposed to Instagram beautiful Marquette sunsets with all that scaffolding?
The Marquette Journal’s ideas for an all-around happier campus.
Groceries beyond 7/11.
Bring the bike share to campus.
Make all Limos Express.
What’s city life without the ability to make a quick trip to the market? We wouldn’t know. Trapped in a food desert, the closest groceries are a long 36 minute walk away and sometimes hot cheetos and a Slim Jim from 7/11 just don’t cut it.
With bike thefts on the rise, who wants to risk it? The new addition of the Midwest Bikeshare at Discovery World is a great start, but we think an on campus option would put Marquette in motion! And hey, you could use the basket to hold your groceries!
Although the Limos keep us safe and dry, diving over strangers and navigating through a web of seat belts gets old quick. Why not just make all Limos a snazzy walk-on Express for less awkward and uncomfortable encounters.
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A Novel Thought...
As a vibrant city filled with plenty of cultural and artistic outlooks and opportunities, Milwaukee’s bookstores are guaranteed to help you get that perfect find. From fiction to biography, you are meant to discover your next read in no time if you get the chance to visit one of these locations.
Downtown Books Bought and Sold 624 N Broadway St Milwaukee, WI Just some blocks away from campus is a favorite spot for readers. This three-floor locale offers both classic and contemporary reading options at affordable prices that are sure to please everyone. They also carry a lengthy collection of DVDs and CDs. Don’t forget to stop and pet the two furry cats running around! People’s Books Cooperative 804 E Center St Milwaukee, WI Serving the community with works from topics like ecology and women’s studies, People’s Books’ mission is to create a connection with the city and its loyal customers. While visiting, you can browse a special section of the store featuring works from Wisconsin authors. Prices are pleasing, and the offerings are endless and unique. Half-Price Books 8514 W Brown Deer Rd Milwaukee, WI For a great selection of books at reasonable prices, this store is the place to go. It even hosts a wide variety of movies and video games. A crowd favorite are the $1 paperback clearance racks. Here, your search is usually quiet; it is somewhat busy at times but with no hustle-and-bustle.
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Milwaukee Must-Sees By: Eva Sotomayor
A guide to not-to-miss sites in your new hometown. The word “city” can be intimidating for some people, but luckily Milwaukee’s the perfect size, big enough to be diverse and have things going on, but small enough to explore - either by feet, bike or bus. Catch an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum. You get to spend an introspective day looking at art - either by yourself or with friends - learn about culture, history, travel back in time (or look forward) and you may even leave feeling inspired yourself. The Museum boasts over 30,000 pieces of art and has over 350,000 visitors a year. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the building itself is a piece of art!
Boswell Book Company 2559 N Downer Ave Milwaukee, WI In the city’s East Side neighborhood is a local favorite that visitors enjoy for its friendly environment and impeccable organization. Fans marvel at Boswell’s book displays that rival any other store in the city. Staff recommendations are always very sought-after and helpful when browsing through this independent store.
Tip: if you’re on a budget, admission to the museum is free on the first Thursdays of every month. Otherwise admission is $12 with a valid student ID. If you’re a fan of live music, Milwaukee’s a great city to watch a great live show. The Rave, The Riverside Theater, The Pabst Theater and Turner Hall are all located just a couple of blocks from campus. Each venue brings a diverse group of acts, so there’s artists for every music taste (and budget!). And sure, going to see your favorite artist is amazing, but so is discovering a new band at one of Pabst’s 10 Buck Shows! Tip: Follow the venues and local radio stations on Twitter and/or Facebook. They often have contests and giveaways for tickets! Brady Street is eclectic, to say the least. Although it’s the farthest away from campus (about a 30 minute bus ride), the nine-block street has everything for the perfect day out. From great coffee (Rochambo), to vintage and second-hand stores (Dragonfly, Annie’s Secondhand Chic) and record stores (The Exclusive Company). Spend a sunny Saturday wandering around Brady enjoying street musicians and sidewalk sales. It’s the perfect place to people watch, shop, and get a great lunch. Tip: Get there early and leave late.
Renaissance Book Shop General Mitchell International Airport 5300 S Howell Ave Site A Milwaukee, WI Of course, who doesn’t love a good read while waiting for your next flight or traveling to your vacation destination? In this quaint Middle Ages-themed location, anyone flying out of Mitchell Airport can browse through categories of books. Just like in a film, this locale has high ceilings all filled with literary favorites. Barnes and Noble at Mayfair Mall 2500 N Mayfair Rd #196 Wauwatosa, WI The popular bookstore chain does not disappoint fans. Its two floors are filled with the latest releases in books, magazines, movies, music and stationery items. You can buy a classic novel and sit down for a cup of coffee at the store’s indoor Starbucks. Check out the first floor for classical and other works of literature at affordable prices.
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Domestic Study Abroad
Adventures of the Les Aspin program By Kyerstin Hill // Photos submitted by particiapants
While we have continued to see the “Marquette Nation” spread around the world through the wide variety of study abroad programs, the concept of domestic study abroad has become increasingly popular at Marquette, especially through the Les Aspin Center’s Washington, D.C., program. The Les Aspin Center is an internship program that provides students with a combination of coursework, work experience on Capitol Hill and surrounding political workplaces. While the most popular program is in D.C., the Les Aspin Center also offers internship opportunities in Milwaukee and Africa. The program was designed to give students a glimpse into the working world of politics.
Christopher Murray, lecturer and coordinator of student affairs for the Les Aspin program, offers an administrative opinion on the program and its growing popularity at Marquette. “Students have become increasingly interested in politics and public policy in recent years,” Murray says. “There are probably several reasons for this, including the legacy of 9/11, the emphasis of President Obama on young voters and policy issues like education funding, health care and climate change that students gravitate to.” Although all majors are welcome to apply, the Les Aspin program is geared toward students who are interested in politics, the government or students who are looking for a study abroad experience without going too far from home, which is one aspect senior James Ford, attending the College of Business, found appealing. “I really liked the idea because it was kind of a
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cheaper version of studying abroad during which you have an internship,” Ford says. “So, I thought it would be a good way to get my first internship while being able to get away from the campus life and learn the world.” The economics and finance major recalls there being a large sense of community in D.C., despite being 795 miles away from campus. “A lobbyist that went to Marquette and worked with my firm invited me to his house,” Ford says. “I went with a couple of people from work for a little fundraiser for a congressman. It was awesome. He introduced me to the congressman, offered me a Leinenkugel or Spotted Cow, and we ate brats.” Being halfway across the country mixed with some of Milwaukee’s signature refreshments while networking with influential people in government can be credited to the way that the
How to Get Involved: Applications can be found at: Marquette.edu/aspin Programs available: Les Aspin center, Washington, D.C. Kleczka program, Milwaukee Study abroad, Ghana, Africa Upcoming Deadlines Spring 2014: October 21 Summer 2014: February 14 Fall 2014: March 19 Les Aspin Center for Government 1616 W. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI (414) 288-7446
Marquette family has spread across the nation. College of Arts & Sciences Junior Claire Ross agrees Marquette’s values are woven tightly into the Les Aspin program. “The aspect that attracted me to Marquette was their emphasis on social justice and service.” Ross says. “Les Aspin has a course titled “Urban and Social Issues,” and it examines Washington, D.C.’s social programs such as child welfare, poverty, unemployment and chronic illness. The course shows the intersection between public policy and social justice, which is my passion. This course really recognizes Marquette’s emphasis on social justice and educating students on the issues that exist and how we can find solutions through public policy to mend these issues.” As Murray explains, “The Aspin Center is premised on the belief that public service is a virtue and that leadership is required to make our communities and country better. Our best students bring that with them to D.C. and the experience further magnifies these commitments and gives students more outlets to express them.”
Ross not only saw Marquette’s emphasis on service across the U.S., but also experienced it across the world. She spent her summer and will spend her fall semester in South Africa working for the Parliamentary Monitoring Group, an oversight group for the South African Parliament. And like Ross, Ford was able to apply the networking skills he gained from the program back at Marquette. He spent this past summer interning for a Marquette alumnus. Over the past 14 years, Murray has seen more than 2,000 students participate in the program and understands the unique path it provides to students. While “finding themselves” and figuring out what they want to do with the rest of their lives is a big factor in any college experience, the Les Aspin program gives students a bit more. “It benefits students in that it begins to focus them on what they want to devote their lives to after Marquette,” Murray says. “The Aspin Center experience is very intense by design. We want our students to begin figuring out where their passions and interests are and give them the resources to begin pursuing them.”
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Things I wish someone told me about college.
Marquette professors were asked to look back at their younger self and reflect on the time they spent in college. After writing letters detailing what they might do differently, students responded with their thoughts.
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“I’ve realized this summer that Milwaukee is truly is a wonderful city. Through my work with Marquette’s Tumblr blog MUExplore, I’ve gotten to know a whole new side of the city. I feel a new connection to Milwaukee all of my explorations. I’ve heard people say this city is nothing more than a suburb of Chicago. That couldn’t be more wrong. I can’t wait to show my friends the new restaurants, shops and other various hidden gems of Milwaukee this fall. I just wish I started exploring the city earlier than my senior year at Marquette. That just adds to the reasons why it’s going to be so hard to graduate in May!” (Brynne Ramella)
college life “If you don’t just want the normal road trip experience, I highly recommend mission trips, especially Marquette’s Mardi Gras. You spend time with old friends and make new ones, all while helping a remarkable community and experiencing the beauty of New Orleans. And you feel a resounding sense of accomplishment. You’re living with just the basics and its hard work, but you come back renewed and exhilarated.”
Branch out – get to know people, join clubs and do that one thing you never thought you would. Talking to those around you and getting involved in clubs are just two ways to broaden your horizon. You may have a lot more in common with someone than you think. Don’t let anything hold you back. College is full of adventures. You just have to be brave enough to tackle them.
“Be adventurous! Try something different! I really enjoy classic rock so I chose to take History of Rock and Roll as an elective. It was an interesting and fun course.” (Anthony Serrecchia)
(Linda Me nck) Dear Linda ,
“Marquette is your home. Milwaukee is your backyard. Go out and play. This city has so much to offer and its uniqueness makes it impossible to compare it to any other.” (Lauren Holman)
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Old Made New Directed by Kristina Busch Styled by Stephanie Baghai Hannah Oâ€™Connor & Franchezka Reichard Photos by Karen Oliva
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Different colors, textures and patterns are a just a few things that distinguish vintage fashion from the mainstream trends we see today. In the 1920s, there were corsets and empire-waist gowns accentuating the female silhouette. In the 1950s, women wore poodle skirts as a flirty attempt to expose their ankles and rock mini heels. By the 1970s, bell-bottoms and fringy vests were all the rage. But times have most certainly changed, and it’s no longer trendy to wear these items as complete outfits. However, it is possible to take the risk and “go vintage” while also modernizing your look. If you want to wear vintage but are worried that you’ll look like you stepped out of your grandma’s closet, a good thing to remember is to mix and match your vintage pieces with your new, contemporary pieces. So if you’ve found a 70s boho maxi dress, update it with a new denim vest and gladiator sandals. Or you may want to style your new dress with a vintage necklace. The key is to mix it up without going overboard. The TheMarquette MarquetteJournal Journal || October October2013 2013 13 13
Annie’s 2nd Hand Chic is a hidden gem right off of Brady Street that features everything from wool capes to plaid day dresses. For 13 years, Annie’s has been recycling vintage looks from nearby estate and rummage sales. You might be overwhelmed at first by the vast selection contained in such a small space, but the store has something for everyone. As a former seamstress, the store’s owner, Annie Tilque, has an eye for all things vintage. Each item in the store is hand-picked and can be tailored to the customer’s size and preference.
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Part of the fun in shopping for vintage clothing is hunting around, and there is plenty of room for that at Annie’s Secondhand Chic. Clothing items range anywhere from $20 to $100 and timeless jewelry starts at just $15. Annie’s 2nd Hand Chic is located at 1668 N. Warren Ave. and is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Look for Annie’s 2nd Hand Chic on Etsy and Facebook for style inspiration and hot deals. The TheMarquette MarquetteJournal Journal ||October October2013 2013 15 15
You’re Making Me Blush... Don’t worry, someday you’ll look back on this moment, and laugh. Until then, take heart (and maybe have a laugh) in the embarrassing moments of these brave souls. We’ve all been there.
“Freshman year, sitting in the wrong classroom and not figuring it out until 30 minutes into the lecture that I wasn’t where I was supposed to be. Then instead of just sitting there and waiting until it was over, I got up and said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m in the wrong class,’ and walked out. Typical freshmen moment right there.” -Jackie Blake College of Nursing, Class of 2013
“Freshman year I was running late to my American Politics class, which had over 100 people in it. As I ran into the lecture hall and up the two steps to my seat in the third row, I tripped in front of everyone. Tried to laugh it off but no one else laughed. Found out after class that I had a concussion. My grace and talent know no bounds.” -Maddie Chouanard Senior, College of Arts and Sciences
“Falling while walking up the stairs in Cudahy and dropping all my papers everywhere.” -Amanda Arient Senior, College of Education
“It was the first day of sophomore year, and I was walking to class with Will Munson and Matt Bernard. Granted, this was also one of the first times I’d met Will and Matt. Our class was in a huge lecture hall in Cramer. As I was walking up the stairs with a cup of hot coffee in my hand, I tripped and fell backwards. Luckily Matt was walking behind me and caught me before I fell. Thank God I didn’t end up spilling my coffee. I look back on it now and laugh. All in all, a successful first day.” -Natalie Ames Senior, College of Business Administration
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“Dropping my chicken parm in line at Schroeder during the busy dinner time and then having everyone chant my name and applaud me. Not the best moment. I was about to get [my card] swiped by that sweet lady, I put the tray on the ledge, looked away reaching for the ID, and all of a sudden I feel this nice hot sauce going down my leg.” -Noble Salwan Sophomore, College of Arts and Sciences
“That time I tore my meniscus in COMM 1100. Yeah…that happened. It’s a long, complicated story…I stood up. The end. #CommLife.” -Aaron Ledesma Senior, College of Communication “I once did the gallon challenge with a bunch of guys, in which you drink a gallon of milk in an hour. Impossible, so we all ended up puking. Upon finishing, I realized that earlier I had asked a girl to a movie. I ran to meet up with her and began watching a movie at the Varsity. During the movie I put my legs out in front of me and realize that I have puke on my pants. I said I needed to go to the bathroom and ended up just leaving. TOTALLY AWKWARD.” -Anonymous
“Telling a person she has something on her forehead on Ash Wednesday since I didn’t know what it was. Also, emailing a professor thinking it was the TA.” -Janine Peterson College of Arts and Sciences, Class of 2011
Story by Kevin Ward // Photos by Vale Cardenas
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For most students, social media is an essential part of their daily lives. They scroll through Twitter before classes, post Instagram pictures of their lunch that afternoon and mindlessly check Facebook to avoid those awkward silences with strangers in the elevator. But all of that tweeting and posting could create anxiety as students strive for more followers, likes and constant updates. Scott D’Urso, assistant professor in the Diederich College of Communication, had the idea to challenge his students to stay technology free for 24-hours. This meant no social media, no texting, no television and certainly no computers. The results were fairly the same across the board – students were bored, anxious and had the feeling that they were “missing out.” A similar experiment was done at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business where they found that activities such as drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes are becoming less addictive than that urge to check social media profiles. And as the constant need to stay updated increases, so does the anxiety that comes along with it. This so-called “social media anxiety” is what contributes to your number one thought when something cool happens in your life, which is “I need to Instagram this.” Followed by, “what filter should I use?” On top of a need to stay informed, students also feel pressure to ensure that their social media profiles are just as interesting as the ones they follow. “It’s almost as if you want people to be impressed with what you’re doing with your life,” says Natalie Ragusin, a sophomore in the College of Communication. “Right when I wake up, I naturally check my phone to see if I missed any texts or phone calls. Then I go right to Instagram.” Ragusin is not alone. According to the Huffington Post, Instagram has 7.3 million active users a day, compared to Facebook, which has 488 million daily users. And with over 75 million tweets tweeted every day, it’s easy to assume social media is taking over our lives. By users constantly documenting the places they go, people they’re with and the sights they see, Instagram has contributed to people overanalyzing situations and comparing themselves to those they follow. “It’s definitely a self-confidence thing,” Ragusin says. “Sometimes you see a cool post and wonder why you’re not doing that. It’s like you’re doing something wrong.” Social media anxiety is present even when we don’t realize it. Sitting at a computer alone can generate the worst kind of jealousy and feelings of insecurity. Tim Cigelske, director of social media at Marquette, agrees that social media puts pressure on students to want to have so many followers or likes on a post. “People are social animals, so we see ourselves 18 October 2013 | The Marquette Journal
partially through the feedback and eyes of others,” Cigelske says. “Naturally, online interactions play a part in how we see ourselves just as offline interactions do.” But Cigelske is hesitant to say that “people base their self worth on how many likes or followers they have.” Jake Weber, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration, realizes he may be out of the “norm” in certain social media outlets such as Twitter. “I follow more people than I have followers,” Weber says. “Usually people try to keep an even ratio, and I mean I love the favorites, but I’m still going to tweet regardless.” There are many students like Weber who are able to overcome the pressures of social media,
such as Catherine Gabel, a junior in the College of Communication. She admits that there is a “comforting feeling when someone appreciates your post,” but she also views social media from a professional standpoint. “Within the communication school, there is a social media standard that we are held to,” Gabel says.” We are constantly learning how to utilize social media, and I definitely apply those strategies to my own posts.” Gabel suggests that if you’re feeling anxious or can’t handle the pressure, then it’s best to take a break. “Social media isn’t going away and neither is the pressure that comes along with it,” she says. “Some people just need to take a step back and realize that the world is a lot bigger than their Twitter feed.” How many hours a day do you spend on social media? Tweet us your response @MUJournal.
Stereotypes of your beloved campus homes.
Story and headshots by: Elizabeth Baker // Tribune file photos
THE STEREOTYPE: -PREPPY -FORGOTTEN -EXCLUSIVE / NOT SOCIAL -BEST FRESHMAN ROOMS PROS: -CENTRAL LOCATION -AUTO LOCKING ROOM DOORS -PERSONAL BATHROOMS CONS: -LIMITED SPACE DURING HOUSING SIGN-UP -LESS PEOPLE / LESS INTERACTION PERSPECTIVE: Paul Brosnihan “I would say it’s a great study environment. As a health sciences major it was very helpful because I would study in my room or go to bed at 10:30 if I wanted to. There was no pressure from my floor to stay awake.”
Carpenter THE STEREOTYPE: -ENGINEERS AND ATHLETES -LAST RESORT -THE UNKNOWN PROS: -PERSONAL BATHROOMS -QUIET STUDY SPACE -OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE DOWNSTAIRS -CLOSE TO COBEEN DINING HALL CONS: -FREEWAY NOISE -SMALL LOUNGE SPACE PERSPECTIVE: Kelly Yndestad “I got real lucky with my floor. We all had open doors all the time, and my RA was awesome. I was glad that I ended up there. It was exactly what I wanted.” The Marquette Journal | October 2013 19
THE STEREOTYPE: -INNOCENT / NICE -QUIET AND STUDIOUS -HEALTHY CONS: -ALL GIRLS -BUSY BEFORE BASKETBALL GAMES -WEIRD NICKNAMES PERSPECTIVE: Emily Hebron “I loved it, it’s like a big sisterhood community. After living in Cobeen I realized that it was totally not what I expected.” PROS: -BEST FOOD ON CAMPUS -HOT COOKIE NIGHT -BIG ROOMS
THE STEREOTYPE: -SOCCER PLAYERS -DEDICATED RESIDENTS -SPOILED WITH AIR CONDITIONING PROS: -AIR CONDITIONING -ON LOCATION DINING HALL
CONS: -FAR FROM CAMPUS -WALKING TO CLASS
PERSPECTIVE: Amaya Hamilton “Yes it’s really far, but you can take LIMOS, you can take the bus. Mashuda used to be a hotel, and the Beatles stayed there so there’s a lot of pride.”
THE STEREOTYPE: -SPOILED WITH LARGE ROOMS -ABBOTTSFORD PART II -CLIQUES / LIMITED FRIEND GROUPS CONS: PROS: -EXTREMELY LARGE ROOMS -FIRST TO GO DURING HOUSING SIGN-UP -PERSONAL BATHROOMS -CLOSED DOORS / LIMITED INTERACTION PERSPECTIVE: Marcus Bigot “There aren’t as many floor activities, a lot of times you hang out with your own friend groups. All my friends were asking to hang out in my room on the weekends.”
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THE STEREOTYPE: -BEER CAN -PARTY DORM / ROWDY / SOCIAL -FLOOR CLIQUES -FUTURE FRAT GUYS / SORORITY GIRLS -TRASHY / DIRTY PROS: -SMALL SPACE CREATES SOCIAL SPACE -OPEN DOORS CONS: -ELEVATORS CONSTANTLY BROKEN -GETTING A CAB IS LIKE THE HUNGER GAMES -NO QUIET STUDY SPACE PERSPECTIVE: Dani Theis “I found the rooms were very small, but they force you out of your room and give you the opportunity to make more friends. During my time living in McCormick, I found it to be a social place where community and inclusivity was important.”
Straz THE STEREOTYPE: -NERDS / GOOD DOERS -HEALTHY / FANCY -ISOLATED PROS: -BEST FOOD ON CAMPUS -HEALTHY OPTIONS -FITNESS CENTER DOWNSTAIRS CONS: -SECLUDED FROM REST OF CAMPUS -LONG WALK TO CLASS -LIMITED FLOOR INTERACTION PERSPECTIVE: Jeff Fuchs “People think you are really separated from the center of the university. You are a bit further away, but you still have the same opportunities on campus and all the same programs and activities. It seems like people who live in Straz go downtown a lot more than other students.” The Marquette Journal | October 2013 21
THE STEREOTYPE: -SOPHOMORE MCCORMICK -THE “GET FAT” DORM -SORORITY GIRLS -PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE THERE VS. PEOPLE WHO ARE STUCK THERE PROS: -ITALIAN FOOD DINING HALL DOWNSTAIRS -EXTREMELY SOCIAL CONS: -FILLS UP FAST DURING HOUSING SIGN-UP -ITALIAN FOOD GETS OLD 5 TIMES A WEEK PERSPECTIVE: Tricia Zaph “I probably did not meet as many people on my floor as I did my freshman year because a lot of them I already knew. There aren’t as many open doors, but it’s a lot of fun and I really liked living there. ”
THE STEREOTYPE: -MAN CAVE -DIRTY / OUTDATED -DEDICATED -BROMANCE PROS: -DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MAKING AN IMPRESSION ON GIRLS -ACTIVITY SPACE IN THE BASEMENT CONS: -PINK AND YELLOW GIRLY BATHROOMS -DATED BUILDING -SECLUDED FROM SOCIAL DORMS PERSPECTIVE: Adam Pulte “You could walk down the hallway, wear whatever you want, and not have to worry about girls on your floor. Guys act very differently when girls are around. It’s easier becuase everyone can just be themselves. ” 22 October 2013 | The Marquette Journal
How trust in a friendly dog leads to greater independence
By Katie Cutinello // Photos by Vale Cardenas It’s a dreary, rainy Monday morning in Milwaukee at 6:30 a.m. The wind sweeps west through Wisconsin Avenue, rattling the glass windows of the second floor of McCabe Hall in their frames. Sarah Patel, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, wakes up to a pleading cry coming from underneath her bed. She takes a deep breath before she pulls herself up, fighting the urge to fall back asleep. But she knows if she does, the cries won’t stop. Nothing will stop Shay from getting out of dorm room 220. After a few yawns, Sarah swings her legs over to the left of her lofted twin mattress and hops down to the floor, landing quietly on her toes to keep her roommate from waking. She’s not prepared to deal with that this morning. Still half asleep, she rifles through a laundry pile of clothes on her oversized futon until she feels the familiar warmth of the heather gray sweatpants that are two sizes too big. She slips them on over her pajamas and reaches over to her desk for Shay’s leash. Steadily, Sarah and Shay walk down the hall until they reach the staircase. Sarah holds the door to let Shay pass ahead of her, and
then she tightly grasps the leather band in her hand as she’s led down two flights of stairs. The dark, misty weather is cold and unwelcoming. “Let’s make this a quick one,” she says to Shay. Patiently, they wait at the crosswalk until the cars traveling south on 17th Street are still. Then, Sarah gives Shay the go with a forward swing of her right arm. By 6:40 a.m., Sarah is in her usual grassy spot outside of Humphrey Hall, waiting for Shay to do her business so Sarah can scurry back to bed and relieve her numb fingers from the cold. But first, she has to survey the damp ground with a much-too-small doggie bag – a chore more difficult for Sarah than the average person. When she was just 3 years old, Sarah was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa – a degenerative eye disease of the retina. People with RP experience a gradual decline in vision, but most don’t lose their sight until they are 40. Sarah suffers from two conditions of RP in both eyes, which makes her case more aggressive than most. “My mom noticed it when I was really young,” Sarah says. “When I was little, I
would be sitting in my high chair and she would talk to me from across the kitchen, and I wouldn’t look directly at her. I wore glasses up until I was about 10 to help me read, but then it got worse.” One day, when Sarah was just 13, she woke up feeling dizzy, shaky and unable to clear her head of a blurry fog. Moments later, things turned dark. And just like that, Sarah’s vision was gone. Sarah stands on Wisconsin Avenue with Shay, listening for the hydraulic air brake of the city bus. She catches the sound from two stops away. It must be close. After the bus comes to a stiff halt on the edge of the sidewalk, the doors open up and she leans forward to yell to the driver, “Which bus goes to Water Street?” The driver says Bus 10 goes to Water Street, shuts the doors and drives away. Damn. Five minutes later, another bus slides to the curb. “Which bus goes to Water Street?” Patel says to bus driver number two. “This one,” he shouts back. With Shay leading the way, she cautiously steps up the stairs and The Marquette Journal | October 2013 23
feature flashes her glittery, turquoise student bus pass to the driver. Shay leads her to an open seat, but Sarah opts to take hold of the greasy metal pole and stand. Since Sarah’s vision loss occurred at a young age, the Illinois Department of Human Services paid for a vision teacher to provide help with reading, writing and exams. Kathy Sledz began working with Sarah when she was in the third grade and became a sort-of “second mother” to her, teaching her the skills she needed to start living as a blind person. When they met, Sarah was reading on her own with the help of a large microscope, but Sledz knew she didn’t have much time before that tactic would no longer be an option. Sledz introduced Sarah to a website that recorded textbooks on tape so Sarah could listen to her readings for school. She also taught her how to read Braille, type on a computer and most importantly, ask for help without feeling bothersome. “It was my job to travel to her school and teach her whatever skills she needed,” Sledz says. “The big impact is when she got to middle school, where she couldn’t really use her vision anymore for schoolwork. (But) we were working on it and preparing for it for a long time. She handled it so smoothly. There were no setbacks. She just kept on going.” And by going, Sledz means really going. Sarah’s mother, Rehana, recognized the importance of an education and would not allow Sarah to pity herself for being blind. While attending public middle school and high school, Sarah maintained a 3.9 GPA. She never asked for assignment extensions and refused to be grouped into classes with other disabled students. “In school settings, there are programs where I can come to a school and get all the blind kids in one classroom, “ Sledz says.
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“But Sarah never wanted that. She never associated herself with the blind group.’’ It’s Friday morning and Sarah is in the bathroom getting ready for class. In search of her phone, she lightly runs her fingers over the counter, bypassing a bottle of hand lotion and a eye brush kit before she finds it. She pushes the lock button. “Ten for-ty one,” it says. Class is at 11. Plenty of time. She runs the electric straightener through the top of her coarse, black, shoulder-length hair. It is still straight from the work she did on it the night before, but she likes the added shine from the touchup. After a final brushthrough, she reaches for a purple eye shadow palette in her makeup bag. A close friend of Sarah’s bought it for her a few years ago and taught her how to apply each color with the teardrop-shaped sponge applicator. Slowly, Sarah swipes the lavender matte-finished powder across her eyelids and then opens her big, green, glossy eyes. She wears it because she’s been told the purple makes her eyes pop. “Ten for-ty sev-en,” the iPhone says. Sarah turns to her desk to load her backpack. Since class is at Marquette Hall, the furthest from her dorm room, she wants to get a head start. She slides on Shay’s harness and then walks out of her room to meet her friend, Katie. The two were roommates last year in an Abbottsford triple. “We were texting before we met and I said, ‘Just to let you know, I have a peanut aller-
gy,’” Katie Suhling says. “She responded, ‘I’m actually blind. Will that be a problem?’” Marquette was not one of Sarah’s first choices. She wanted a large state school where she thought she might be less conspicuous. “I had to factor in if [the school] had the disability services I wanted,” Sarah says. “At the state level, the services aren’t the best, but Marquette was willing to work with me for anything I needed.” Marquette’s easy access to public transportation and its small campus were the deciding factors in Sarah’s decision. It helped, too, that she was only an hour’s drive from home. During the 2012 fall semester, Marquette’s Office of Disability Services provided services like note taking, photocopied PowerPoint presentations and extended time for testing to 4.2 percent of the total student population of 11,749. The office, on the fifth floor of the 707 Building, works with students’ physical disabilities like Sarah’s, or with students who have psychological or learning disabilities. Sarah uses the office to get papers edited and to take exams through WYNN, a computer program that can read tests orally at any speed. When it comes to studying, Sarah avoids the library because she prefers to study alone. Every day when she returns to her dorm room from class, Sarah releases Shay to her bed, and Sarah sits down at her overcrowded desk to catch up on homework. All of her assignments are kept on her second edition iPad. After folding the leather iPad case to its upright position, Sarah types on
feature the black, raised keyboard. “S-O-C-I-OL-O-G-Y,” the iPad says. Immediately the pages of her textbook pop up on the screen and the iPad continues to read aloud. “Literally everything is done through my iPhone or iPad,” Patel says. “If I didn’t have Apple, I don’t think I would be in college. And if I ever lost my iPhone or iPad, the world would literally end for me.” As Sarah walks the campus with Katie, they discuss their plans for the evening. It’s Friday, which means Pizza Shuttle and LOST is on the schedule. If it were warmer, they might walk to the Public Market to grab dinner or take Shay on a walk to the lake. “I’ve always been a homebody,” Sarah says. Class is over for the day and Sarah has retired to her room. She hugs Shay as she removes the brown leather harness from her petite, black Labrador body. The two take their usual spots on the futon. Their work for the day is done. For the rest of the night, Shay is free to roam the halls or walk with a loose leash. But she’s the only dog with that privilege. In fact, Shay is Marquette’s only four-legged resident in a student dorm. Sarah and Shay were paired together last summer at Guiding Eyes for the Blind in
New York, an internationally accredited guide dog school that provides its clients with greater independence by pairing them with guide dogs. For years, Sarah wanted a dog, but knew it was important that she could navigate the campus with a walking cane first, in case her guide dog was unable to perform its duties. But now, Sarah can’t imagine life without Shay. Michelle Brier, public relations and marketing coordinator at Guiding Eyes for the Blind in New York, says they hold their dogs responsible for protecting their owner in instances when it’s time to cross a busy street or avoid a pothole. “A lot of people say a cane is an obstacle finder, and a dog is an obstacle avoider,“ Brier says. “Dogs don’t know when to cross the street, but they do know when to step away from a moving vehicle. They can also be trained to avoid overhead obstacles.” When she was getting used to Marquette and Milwaukee, Shay was anxious on campus. But since her first semester, she’s become more comfortable. So comfortable that, to Sarah’s embarrassment, she’s been caught snoring in class. Sarah’s sitting at Marquette Place in the Alumni Memorial Union at a round table with a few friends. And as always, Shay is the
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center of attention. As Sarah eats, Shay puts one paw on Sarah’s lap and leans her head on her leg. “She’s such a tail wagger,” Sarah says. When people approach Shay, she doesn’t hide behind Sarah. She openly accepts their pets and kisses. But Sarah says Shay doesn’t go around licking everyone in gratitude of their attention. In one instance, a man approached the duo sitting on a bench and Shay started growling, which doesn’t happen often. “Shay definitely has intuition,” Patel says. “I trust her completely.” Since guide dogs are allowed anywhere their owner goes (city buses, grocery stores, public restrooms and movie theaters, to name a few) they are held to the highest grooming standards. Sarah brushes Shay’s teeth, combs her ever-shedding hair, paints her nails, and just for good measure, sprays her with puppy perfume. “I feel like a mom,” Patel says. “Yes, she’s cute, but she’s a lot of work.” Although she’s unsure of what she wants to do after graduation in May 2015, Sarah does know she doesn’t want to be in Milwaukee. She wants to move somewhere warm so doesn’t have to worry about taking Shay outside in six inches of snow for two months out of the year. As a philosophy and social welfare and justice major, she’s considering being a school counselor but worries her condition may hold her back. She applied to be a Marquette tour guide last year and wasn’t hired. With a tight economy, “It’s hard for anyone out of school to get a job,” says Sledz. “It’s going to be hard for Sarah to get (a job) where they appreciate her. She has a lot to offer.” Freshman year, Sarah was paired with great roommates in the dorms who will be lifelong friends. Outside of that, she rarely approaches people to form friendships, mostly because she never knows who is sitting next to her. It’s challenging for her to make friends, Sarah says, because people are afraid to approach her. “If someone sees an imperfection (in a stranger), they immediately shy away,” she says. “I can’t change the fact that I’m blind, but I’ve learned to joke about it rather than let it affect me.” Such was the case when she created a Twitter account and dubbed herself @Sarah_Blind. “There are people who are worse off than I am. I have my health and am surrounded by great people who support me. That’s what matters.”
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MIXING Marquette By Stephanie Baghai // Photos by Vale Cardenas
Student Will Seagrist makes music in his apartment between classes, but has dreams for making music for life.
It’s midnight on a Monday and Will Seagrist, a junior entrepreneurship major in the College of Business, is sitting in his two-bedroom apartment at Maryland Court, staring off into a large display on monitors.
He holds his headphones up to his ear and rocks back and forth to the various beats, while fiddling with his keyboard and adjusting the sound waves of a new song. Making a name for yourself in the music industry can be a lifelong journey, but Seagrist, known by his stage name “Apollo”, is paving his own way with his unique electrohouse mixes and facing his obstacles with a matching upbeat positive attitude. Seagrist first hit the Milwaukee club scene in 2011 at the Marquette favorite The Rave at a time when he claims all his music was “terrible”. He prepared for the early 8 pm slot for hours the week before since it was the first time he would ever perform his original work to a live audience. “I was super nervous, I kept thinking this was my big break. I didn’t even care that it was so early. It was awesome,” says Seagrist. Since his first “big” set, Seagrist has matured his style by incorporating his past hip-hop experience and his love for eclectic music. Trying to stray away from the popular style of most electronic music, he consciously tries to make music for everyday listening. “I don’t follow a template; my music is very melody-orientated. I don’t do the fourby-four intro, snare build then drop,” he says he tries to “really make it into a song, music that is for people who are listening with headphones outside the club as opposed to club-bangers, I get into different realms, I try to make it a song.” Seagrist’s music and efforts have cost him a lot of time and sacrifices, but when asked
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about why he continues to work, he’s silent. After an uncommon paused moment, maybe searching for the words to describe his enthusiasm, he returns to his outgoing and talkative self. “I work tirelessly to do what I love,” he says. “I’m kind of a workaholic. I’m in it for the long haul; this isn’t some hobby I wanted to try out. I really want to create melodies that are moving and I hope that translates in the music. I want to make it a positive experience.” Making music, promoting, finding labels, creating a career in the industry that is known for it’s temperamental styles is risky and not worth it to some, but Seagrist disagrees, “the rewarding feeling is when people listen to it and say, ‘man I really like your music, I’m a big supporter of it,” says Seagrist with a huge grin. “When you finally complete a song and somebody says that, it’s, it’s pretty awesome.” Finding that unique sound and passion was no easy feat. Seagrist left a potential soccer career and found himself with an empty void. With no major commitments,] the Ohio native decided to try out Marquette, which opened the doors to new opportunities for his music. “Once I got to Milwaukee, there were just so many opportunities. Soccer was pretty much my life, so I just got burnt out and wanted to try something new, what started into a hobby turned into an obsession. It just happened,” he says. “Once I started it just took off. I didn’t even look back,” he says. Since coming to Marquette, Seagrist is more excited for the future than ever. Meeting a whole music community of people through classes, social outings, and sites like SoundCloud has opened doors for the upcoming dj.
I asked him about it all works, the connections, performances, and while casually in between saying hi to multiple students, he answers, “it’s all word of mouth. People know I’m serious about it. I reach out, call, email, post things online. It’s all comes down to a person who knows someone who knows someone.” And these connections are paying off, his first official paid gig was this summer at Rumor Nightclub and lounge off Water Street and he says the whole atmosphere was “awesome.” His persistence has also landed him a record deal with New York based label Nanobeats Records. “The toughest thing is doing it on your own,” he says. “People don’t realize the insane amount of work it takes and just being able to keep up with it. That’s the biggest obstacle.” Even through all the obstacles and challenges, the ever-positive Seagrist stays real. “I’m not a big believer in having my life planned,” he says. “I know what I want to do but I don’t have this template for my life. I just want to people to be inspired. I would love for people to listen to my music and be influenced in a positive way.”
Fitness Through the Decades
By Catelyn Roth-Johnson // Photos by Matt Serafin & via Google
Whether a person chooses to exercise or not, fitness trends reflect a society’s culture. From leg warmers and Tony Little Gazelles, to modern day crazes, such as Insanity and Zumba, fitness has made strides in the past five years. Come take a brisk walk through the decades and see where exercise has been, where it’s at now and where it’s headed.
Prehistoric and Ancient Civilizations During prehistoric times, hunting and gathering required sufficient physical fitness skills as a means of survival. Members of a tribe who could jump, run and herd animals were placed in high regard. Dr. Carolyn Smith, executive director of the Marquette University Medical Clinic, says that in this prehistoric period, fitness was absolutely necessary if you wanted to survive. “Walking and running is how we got from place A to place B,” Smith says. “You physically had to run as fast as you could to get your next meal.” Ancient civilizations such as China developed a form of gymnastics known as Kung Fu to increase their flexibility and stamina to hunt down food. Additionally, Yoga – translated as “union” – was developed by Indian Hindu priests who hoped to achieve the same balance in nature as the animals they observed in the wild. Among the most physically fit were the Spartans, who sought after intense training because it helped them to better perform in battle. Often referred to as extremists, young Spartan boys were shipped off as early as six years old to start their military duties.
“The Shift” of Mindset: the 1950s-1970s As labor moved from farms and factories to cubicles, agility and strength were no longer required to hold a well-paying job. Sweat, muscle soreness and shortness of breath from pulling a plow and harvesting crops were a thing of the past. This was the age of technology! People were spending more time sitting than ever before, which meant they had to take time out of their hectic schedules—between work, family and friends—to make a point to exercise if they wanted to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Deb Swanson, associate director of recreational sports at Marquette and certified recovery support specialist, remembers when this so-called “shift” occurred. “It was a difficult time because we no longer depended on subsets of fitness for our survival. It was now a choice,” Swanson says. “Beginning with this time, fitness transformed into a lifestyle choice, and it can become detrimental if we don’t take the choice seriously.” Group Fitness & Video Tapes Roar: 1980s The 1980s were filled with Jazzercise, Richard Simmons’s workout tapes, and YMCA group fitness classes. In this era, the height of the classic “workout apparel” emerged with the excited fascination that exercise was an enjoyable past time—not a necessity. Jane Fonda and Judi Shepard Missett made careers out of these at-home fitness tapes. Shannon Bustillos, assistant director of recreational sports and associate group fitness supervisor at Marquette, believes group exercise helps keep participants motivated, and allows them to be in a setting that is comfortable. “Some like to work out alone, whereas others tend to be motivated in group settings,” Bustillos says. “Keeping the participants in an area that suits them is key to keeping them on track.” Social butterflies and wallflowers alike have their own preferences on exercising. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, a person is three times more likely to work out if it is an activity that they enjoy.
Today The year 2013 marks the period where a vast number of options are offered throughout the fitness world. Rather than sprinting to catch food, we jog to Lake Michigan. Zumba is the new Jazzercise and Crossfit is group-fitness on steroids. “Lost are the days of people not joining a gym because they didn’t know how to use a weight room,” Bustillos says. “There are a myriad of options available; heck, even Prancercise has taken off !” Other technology trends include mobile exercise apps, such as Fitness Pal, Weightwatchers, SHAPE magazine and Nike Fitness. These interactive online fitness programs can track every calorie burned and every drop of sweat that slides off your forehead. Most apps are free, making this a great option for those on a budget who can’t afford a gym membership.
Fitness in the Future Technology can only lead to what some call a “virtual” exercise experience. Bustillos says she envisions a full-scale gym and classes that are computer based and require no need for personal interaction. “A perfect example of this is a new system called Fitness on Demand. It is basically a large iPod-type screen where a person can choose from hundreds of classes. When they choose a class, a large projector-screen comes down and the group class is shown on the screen.” There are many pros and cons when it comes to a digital fitness society. The perks include low-cost and accessibility. However, group fitness supervisors like Bustillos question the lack of social interactions among participants. “This program alleviates the need for instructors,” Bustillos says. According to the Federal Trade Commission, it is expected the United States spends an average of $40 billion annually on weight-loss products, clothes, equipment, classes and gym-memberships combined. So although the future of fitness is hard to predict right now, one thing is certain – exercise isn’t going anywhere. The Marquette Journal | October 2013 27
Gluten Be Gone
By Brittany Carloni // Photos by Rebecca Rebholz & via Google
Just like fashion, health fads come and go over time. A common health kick today is to eliminate products with gluten from your diet. The popularity of a gluten-free lifestyle was sparked by an increase of people diagnosed with Celiac Disease – an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the lining of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients, most notably gluten. But are the potential health benefits worth giving up stuffed-crust pizza, Fettuccine Alfred, cookies and our favorite condiments?
According to the Harvard Health blog, eating a diet free of gluten can aid in weight lost, boost energy and promote digestive health. It seems simple enough: cut out wheat, barley and rye and you’re on your way to a sexier, slimmer you! But a gluten-free life can be challenging. With the large amount of food that is mass produced in the U.S., it seems just about everything we eat has traces of gluten. And being on a college campus doesn’t make things any easier.
What does Gluten Free mean?
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“I think the hardest part is the fact that college students either want something easy to grab in the dining halls, or something fast to eat in their dorm room,” says Erin Brauer, junior, College of Nursing. “Unfortunately, these foods tend to be pizzas, crackers, sandwiches, fried food and things of the like. Most of these choices have gluten in them, especially in products you wouldn’t believe.” Although some restaurant menus specify items that are gluten free, the majority of them do not. Even worse, the restaurant staff may not understand the boundaries of a gluten-free diet, which is why it is crucial to check the allergy information online before dining out. If you’re serious about going gluten-free, make sure you’re comfortable enough to speak up and inquire about homemade dressings, cross contamination and cooking oils. Often times, the server will have to run back to the kitchen to ask the cook, but better to know than to get sick! As far as dining at Marquette, there are a variety of options that can accommodate a gluten-free student. “When we are made aware of the need, our first step is to set up a meeting with the student,” says Kevin Gilligan, general manager of Sodexo campus services.”We make the student aware of options such as gluten free breads, muffins, pasta, cookies, pizzas and other things they may not otherwise be able to enjoy. We also introduce them to a chef in the hall that they are most likely to dine at... Often, the chef will cook them something [gluten free] if they don’t mind waiting a few minutes.” But for most, it’s worth the wait. “On campus, I always go with fresh food, and whenever I can, I eat at Straz Dining Hall because it has the most gluten free options,” Brauer says. “I eat lots of fruit and drink smoothies, and I stay away from artificially made snacks that I may not know the ingredients of.” At Cobeen’s dining hall, students can try food from the Simple Serving Station – a new salad bar at Cobeen that was created for students with specific dietary needs. “This is a station that is guaranteed to be void of the eight most common allergens,” Gilligan says.
wellness If you’re looking to stray away from campus, there are numerous nearby eateries that have adopted gluten-free menu items. Jimmy John’s – Located on 1532 W. Wells St., Jimmy Johns offers a sandwich called the “Unwich” for gluten-free patrons. The unwich is a lettuce wrap sandwich that comes with all of the regular ingredients, minus the bread. The unwich can be made with bacon, ham, salami and turkey, but make sure to avoid their ever-popular provolone cheese.
Jimmy John’s 1532 W. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI, 53233 414-344-1234 Qdoba Mexican Grill – Located on 803 N. 16th St., this mexican cantina also caters to gluten-free patrons. Swap your usual flour tortilla for a “naked” burrito bowl and you’ll save yourself around 310 calories and 7 grams of fat. If you don’t feel like you’re ready to give up the overflowing pillow of beans, cheese and guacamole, then request a soft white corn tortilla. Sure it’s a smaller than the flour tortilla, but we all know that’s probably for the best.
Qdoba Mexican Grill 803 N. 16th Street Marquette University Milwaukee, WI 53233 414-431-0099
Go Nuts! Finding a snack that’s both tasty and jam-packed with nutrition can be difficult. All too often we opt for the bag of chips because we don’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables on campus. Nuts are a great snack alternative if you’re looking to fill up on protein, fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, but it’s important to take into consideration their high calorie count. Use this pros and cons list to get the facts on your favorite nut.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery – Located on 740 N. Plankinton Ave., Rock Bottom will work to adapt their menu with any of their patron’s dietary needs. Their kitchen ensures a quality meal, and they offer options such as salads and corn tortillas.
Rock Bottom Restaurant Port of Call Bistro 106 W. Wells Milwaukee, WI 53233 414-276-3030
Dessert, anyone? The Milwaukee Cupcake Company in the Historic Third Ward offers a variety of gluten-free cupcake flavors! For more information go to their website at http://www. milwaukeecupcakecompany.com.
Milwaukee Cupcake Company 316 N. Milwaukee St. Milwaukee, 53202 414-727-0307
Port of Call Bistro and Beer Garden – Located on 106 W. Wells St., Port of Call has a substantial gluten-free menu and options to choose from. Special menu items include the Ginger Soy Salmon, the Bouillabaisse, Cedar Planked Whitefish and the Choice Ribeye. Sure, it’s a little more expensive, but as a gluten-free diner you have to know when to indulge.
Port of Call 106 W Wells St. Milwaukee, WI, 53203 414-273-7678
Peanuts: Commonly linked with Cracker Jacks as a classic ballpark snack, these nuts have serious benefits. In just one cup of shelled peanuts there are 370 milligrams of potassium and about 20 percent of your daily dietary fiber. But make sure to not eat too many – this same cup of peanuts contains 56 percent of your recommended daily sodium intake. Almonds: Only one cup of this teardrop-shaped nut contains around 20 grams of protein. That’s almost double the amount of protein found in a Cliff bar! To incorporate almonds into your diet, try swapping your two percent milk for a cup of almond milk. At around half the calories of regular milk, the only thing you’ll be sacrificing is a shorter expiration date.
Chestnuts: Yes, they can be roasted on an open fire, but did you know that chestnuts have only 69 calories per ounce? It may seem like the perfect onthe-go snack, but this nut’s downfall is that it only contains one gram of protein per ounce – that’s five grams less than the other nuts on this list! If you’re planning on chewing on these, make sure to pair your handful with a single serving of almond butter or a string cheese. Cashews: Although these tree nuts have a high fat-to-calorie ratio, cashews contain zero cholesterol, making this nut a great snack for those with heart problems. But again, don’t eat more than the suggested serving. Just one cup of this delicious kidney-shaped nut can cost you over 160 calories. The Marquette Journal | October 2013 29
Thanks for the Love MKE
New York City — The place where anything and everything is possible. Growing up right outside of one of the best cities in the world was amazing for my childhood imagination and dreams. As my aspirations turned into realistic opportunities, I started to narrow down where I was going to attend college.
Milwaukee — A hidden gem in the rough. I first looked at the Midwestern city with skeptical eyes and a folder of applications in hand. Was this where I wanted to spend the next 4 years of my life? My 17-year-old self was trying to make sense of this. I didn’t know a soul in this place. Would I take that risk? Four years later— and it looks like I did. Marquette University turned me onto the dairyland state and there was no turning back. Milwaukee is a small city, sure, but it has so much to offer under the surface. I have fallen in love with the art museum on the lake, the coziness of an Alterra in the winter, the live music, hidden restaurants and record shops. My heart will always be in New York City, but Milwaukee has stolen a piece of it as well. The memories I’ve made with people I never even dreamed of meeting. The cheese curds. The brats. The custard. These are the things that Milwaukee will always be known for in my mind. My first experience at Miller Park. Looking at the sunset over Lake Michigan. Building epic snow forts. The surprising architecture around every corner.
Photo by Eva Sotomayor
Milwaukee is a place where people are comfortable to be themselves. It’s a stepping-stone for anyone who is willing to take a leap. It’s the type of city where you can say you have a sense of community.
Milwaukee is a city that needs to be experienced. Let yourself become immersed in what this city has to offer and watch yourself create memories of a lifetime.
Rosalee mackinnon, Marquette University 2014
Photo by Becca French
About the project:
“Thanks for the Love, MKE is the creation of Joshua Arter & Dustin Zick. Two fine young gentlemen sharing a mutual love and appreciation for this fine city we call home. It started in March of 2013 with a tweet from Dustin about his love for Milwaukee and how he became more in love with the city each day. Dustin’s tweet was promptly followed with a response from Josh about his mutual love for the city and its potential. A meeting at Alterra followed not-long after, and Thanks for the Love, MKE was born.” 30 October 2013 | The Marquette Journal
journey By Olivia Morrissey // Photos by Meg McCaffrey
Age: 21 College: Nursing ‘14 Career Aspirations: Pediatric Oncology Campus Activities: Facilities manager at Mashuda, MU Student Nursing Association, 2013 & 2014 Boston Marathon participant Seventy blood pressure screenings. 432 patient visits at a nursing home. Ten teaching projects explaining oral hygiene, urinary tract infections and hypertension. Six or seven soccer games. Ten Marquette nursing students and one life-changing experience. “Traveling to Peru got me back to why I want to be a nurse,” says Meg McCaffrey, a senior in the College of Nursing who traveled to the tiny village of Piura, Peru to offer medical care and education to the people there. McCaffrey, along with other Marquette nurses and a Marquette nursing professor, lived at the church compound of Sacramento Santisimo and spent time in an emergency room, a hospice facility, a prenatal clinic and a social services center. She even nailed down the tin roof of a home constructed out of bamboo stalks and a half-day’s worth of the labor of villagers and future nurses alike. The month-long service trip was made possible through the Marquette nursing program. The trip offers an alternative study abroad option for nurses,
who may find difficulty making time in their schedules for both time abroad and clinical work. McCaffrey says she has had her eye on the service program since she visited Marquette as a senior in high school. A native of Sutton, Mass., McCaffrey came to campus to learn more about the College of Nursing. When the opportunity to take a service trip to Peru was discussed in an information session, McCaffrey recalls knowing instantly that she wanted to take part as a nursing student. Not only were McCaffrey and other nurses given the opportunity to practice their caregiving skills, they were also able to teach villagers basic preventative care and form lasting bonds with those they helped during their time in Piura. “The people there were incredible,” McCaffrey says, “A large percentage of the population is Catholic, and it is interesting how much faith the people have, but how little (possessions) they have.” A bed frame or paved floors were luxuries most lacked, many of whom shared one-room homes with family members.
Even basic medical procedures, like sanitary practices or tube feeding, shocked McCaffrey. Physicians often used turkey basters to feed patients unable to eat solid food. “I really learned that it’s not about what you have, it’s about what you do with what you have,” McCaffrey says, noting the humility and exuberant gratitude expressed by the villagers. “People would be so grateful for you taking their blood pressure.” McCaffrey’s passion for nursing was reignited during her weeks in Peru, and she says she is thrilled to have gotten to share that passion with the villagers there. This journey in life taught her more about herself and her profession than she ever would have expected as a prospective Marquette student. “None of us cared that we were sitting the dirt or washing people’s feet or changing diapers because we were just trying to help,” McCaffrey says of the team of nurses, “I feel like I gained so much more from this trip to Peru than I ever could have given back.” The Marquette Journal | October 2013 31
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