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Wild to return to MU top spot Former university president to replace Pilarz during search By Caroline Roers

By Natalie Wickman

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The Rev. Robert A. Wild will return to the Office of the President Wednesday, and will serve as interim president until August 2014 after the Rev. Scott Pilarz announced his resignation as university president last month. Pilarz said in his email to campus that he will help Wild with the transition while traveling back and forth from Marquette to New Jersey to care for his ailing father. “The university is really excited to welcome back Father Wild, and we are looking forward to the continuity he will bring to our Marquette Community over the next 10 months,” said Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communications. Wild previously served as university president from 1996 to 2011. Because of his many years of service, Dorrington said he will

Former University President the Rev. Robert A. Wild announces his resignation during his 2011 “State of the University” address in the Weasler auditorium. Wild will return as interim university president Wednesday.

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Crosswalk safety a concern despite lights Recent student injury follows efforts by MU to reduce accidents By Matt Kulling

The Department of Public Safety and Marquette Student Government implemented new measures this year to improve pedestrian safety on campus, including a new blinker crosswalk on Wisconsin Avenue near the Alumni Memorial Union. There are also blinker crosswalks on 15th Street, one by the Rec Center and one across from the DPS’s office on 16th Street. Despite this measure, a student was hit by a car Sept. 26 at the blinking crosswalk on Wisconsin Avenue near the AMU and Olin Engineering Center. She had to be taken away by paramedics but was responsive. Interim Director of the

Department of Public Safety Russell Shaw said students need to be aware of their surroundings when using the crosswalks. “Having the flashing lights is certainly more effective than not having anything there,” Shaw said. “In that regard, I think (the crosswalks) are effective, and I think the drivers on the street definitely see this.” Shaw also said that especially on Wisconsin Avenue, vehicles cannot always see students on that crosswalk. “Students have to be responsible to make sure that the vehicles still stop before they start crossing,” Shaw said. “It’s almost a process: You push the button and the lights flash, but still, you have to make sure that the vehicles are stopping. What I see is that students get complacent because they assume once they push the button people are going to stop, and that’s where I think we run into problems.” Rana Altenburg, vice president of public affairs, said safety is the


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Students add to issues with faculty advising

Freshmen packed the Helfaer Theatre Oct. 7 during one of three special advising sessions for College of Communication students. Joyce Wolburg, associate dean of the college, explained class selection rules and new changes that have been made to them. The sessions were held three weeks before advising week, in which students will plan for classes in the spring and discuss their academic careers. The event took place eature during discustory sions of advising reform for the university. The university wide mean level of undergraduate advising satisfaction is 2.95 out of a four-point scale, according to the 2011 “Student Satisfaction with Academic Advising” survey conducted by Marquette Student Government. Chinaza Nwaneri, a freshman in the College of Communication, said the session was beneficial in clarifying the process of choosing classes for next semester. “I know I’m not going to freak out because they gave me a back up plan too,” Nwaneri said. “I liked how my adviser told me to take classes in my major now and get a feel for it.”


most important aspect of her job “We have a long history of working with Marquette University Student Government on improving pedestrian safety throughout the campus and plan to continue this partnership throughout the school year,” Altenburg said. Altenburg and her office helped work with MUSG and Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman to put the crosswalks on campus. Sarah Lentes, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said she is not sure what to do at these blinker crosswalks. “I think that the blinker crosswalk is confusing because I’m never sure if the cars are going to stop or if they just have a yellow light,” Lentes said. “I think the other crosswalks do make us more safe if used properly, though hardly anyone on campus can say they’ve never darted across.” MUSG President Sam Schultz said he is seeing improvement in the traffic control

around campus. “I think when people press the buttons and use the crosswalk, a lot more traffic stops than used to stop,” Schultz said. “I think it is a step in the right direction in regards to pedestrian safety and slowing down some of the traffic on Wisconsin Avenue.” Schultz said there are also more of these crosswalk blinkers across Milwaukee. The city is part of a national study on the effectiveness of these blinker crosswalks. The study, conducted by the Federal Highway Administration’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Program, examines the safety of pedestrians at uncontrolled crosswalks and provided suggestions as to how to increase safety. The study was done by taking a tally of the pedestrian traffic volume at over 2,000 pedestrian crosswalks and taking data based on several different factors, such as number of accidents and the type of crosswalk employed.




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Academic committee seeks to formalize honesty policy. PAGE 3

Students will miss Pilarz’s friendly demeanor on campus. PAGE 9

Survey Results MUSG’s Student Satisfaction with Academic Advising survey was completed by 858 full-time undergraduate students and contained several questions about the varying advising systems among Marquette’s different colleges. The survey reported that the College of Education had the lowest average level of advising satisfaction, clocking in at 2.67 out of a four-point scale. The College of Business Administration was the second lowest with 2.80, followed by the College of Communication with 2.81. The survey also reported that the lowest levels of dissatisfaction were claimed by freshmen, 19.6 percent of whom said they See Advising, Page 4

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State Assembly to vote on mascot law Former MU Warrior speaks out against race-based logos By Matt Barbato

The Wisconsin State Assembly is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday afternoon that would make it more difficult for the state government to force school districts to remove Native American mascots and logos for their sports teams. The law would shift the burden of proof from the school districts to those filing complaints and also void rulings against certain school districts that ordered them to drop their Native American team names. The current law, Act 250, which was adopted in 2010 when Democrats had control of the state government, allows people to file complaints with the state Department of Public Instruction, which leads to hearings. If a hearing occurs now, the school district is forced to prove that its mascots, team names and logos do not promote discrimination, stereotyping or pupil harassment. Act 250 caused three districts to change their team names and logos. One of the school districts that would have the rulings against it voided, the Mukwonago Area School District, continues to fight against these restrictions despite the risk of daily fines of $100 to $1,000 if the school district does not comply. Shawn McNulty, superintendent of the Mukwonago Area School District, said he thinks this system doesn’t give his school district a fair opportunity to defend itself. “Contrary to the entire American legal system, Act 250 established a process where schools are presumed to be guilty and must go to Madison to demonstrate that they are innocent,” McNulty said in an email. “Yet when we attempted to introduce evidence to prove our innocence at the hearing, we were not allowed to do so by the Department of Public Information official that heard our case.” McNulty said his school district spent $20,000 on the August 2010 case that he said the district “never had a chance of winning.” McNulty said this predicament is hard to explain to members of the district.

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Mark Denning, who played the Marquette Warrior in the early ‘80s, said he was subject to boos and racial slurs.

“We have a hard time explaining to our students and residents the fairness of a law that eliminates our use of the Indian nickname and logo, but other high schools in our own county and throughout the state are allowed to continue their use,” McNulty said. The bill, which is sponsored by Rep. Stephen Nass (R–Whitewater), Rep. Dave Craig (R-Big Bend) and Sen. Mary Lazich (RNew Berlin), would require complaints to prove discrimination. It would also shift the hearings from being conducted by the Department of Public Instruction to the Department of Administration. The proposal would also allow schools to avoid complaints if there is an agreement in place with a historical tribe of Wisconsin, permitting the school to use the NativeAmerican name or logo.

DPS Reports Oct. 10 At 8:53 p.m. a student was in possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and alcohol in McCormick Hall and was taken into custody by MPD. The student was cited and released. Between 10:30 p.m. and 11:24 p.m. a student reported that unknown person(s) removed her unsecured, unattended MUID in McCormick Hall. Oct. 11 At 12:05 a.m. a person not affiliated with Marquette trespassed in a business in the 1600 block of W. Wells St. and was taken into custody by MPD. At 8:30 p.m. an unidentified subject

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removed property from a business without paying in the 1600 block of W. Wells St. At 10:25 p.m. a student acted in a disorderly manner and refused to cooperate with DPS in the 1400 block of W. State St. Oct. 12 At 9 a.m. an alumnus reported that unknown person(s) vandalized the exterior of his secured, unattended vehicle in a lot in the 2000 block of W. Wisconsin Av. causing an estimated $500 in damage. At 1:15 p.m. a guest reported that unknown person(s) removed his unsecured, unattended property estimated at $25 from the Helfaer

Mark Denning, a Native American and Marquette alumnus, played the Marquette Warrior mascot from 1980 to 1983. Denning said he dealt with boos and racial slurs by fans who preferred the previous mascot, “Willie Wampum,” which featured a Native American head mask and ax. “I had to represent 15,000 students and 500 tribes,” Denning said during a 2004 panel on the possibility of changing Marquette’s mascot back to Warriors. “It was a difficult time for me.” Denning also testified against the newly proposed law earlier this month, claiming Native-American mascots are disrespectful to his culture. “Having race-based mascots and logos is wrong,” he said in Madison Oct. 3. McNulty disagreed about the

level of respect and said Mukwonago, which means “Home of the Bear,” in Potowatomi, uses the Native-American nickname with dignity. “We work with our students to ensure that students understand the history, culture and sovereignty of the American Indians in our area,” McNulty said. “We’re hoping that this bill will lay the groundwork for future discussions between the District and the tribes that will improve our education efforts and allow us to keep this important piece of Mukwonago history.” The issue of Native American mascots and logos is also receiving national attention from recent claims that the NFL’s Washington Redskins’ name and logo are offensive to Native Americans. Redskins’ owner Dan Snyder stated he is opposed to changing the name.

Events Calendar Recreation Center. Oct. 13 Between 12:01 a.m. and 12:02 a.m. unknown person(s) vandalized university property in Campus Town West causing an estimated $10 in damage. Facilities Services were notified. At 3:10 a.m. an underage student in Mashuda Hall admitted consuming alcohol at an off campus location. At 4:34 p.m. a student reported that unknown person(s) removed property estimated at $615 from his unsecured residence in the 800 block of N. 18th St. MPD was contacted.



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Tuesday 15 “Negotiate: Compete or ProblemSolve?” hosted by Dispute Resolution Association, AMU, 12 p.m. “Global Discussion Series: What’s Next for Asia?” hosted by Office of International Education, Raynor Library Conference Center, 4 p.m. Coffee Club Midterm Brew and Chill, Cudahy Hall, 7 p.m.

Wednesday 16 Professional Certification Event hosted by Human Resource Management Organization, AMU Ballrooms, 7 a.m.

Thursday 17 Sikich Technology Showcase, HarleyDavidson Museum, 5 p.m. Lem Banks & Jeff Stoll performance, Packing House, 6 p.m. Guest speaker Bob Inglis, former congressman and executive director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, Cudahy Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Friday 18 Happy Hour Tour - Palermo’s Pizza factory tour, Palermo Villa, 5:30 p.m. MAM After Dark: Once Upon a Time, Milwaukee Art Museum, 6 p.m. Shrek: The Musical, First Stage Children’s Theater, 7 p.m.

Saturday 19 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Schlitz Park, 10 a.m.

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New honor code could formalize academic honesty Changes suggested after committee finds current policy ‘vague’ By Joe Kvartunas

The Marquette Academic Integrity Steering Committee, a joint subcommittee of the Board of Undergraduate Studies and the Board of Graduate Studies, began work to establish a formal honor system for all university students. The subcommittee hopes to establish a formal honor code and honor council with “significant student participation” to review cases of academic dishonesty. “I think that the meaning and importance of academic integrity could hold a more central place in the Marquette community,” said Peter Toumanoff, professor of eco-

nomics and chair of the Academic Integrity Steering Committee. “Our initiative is aimed at every member of the university, including students, faculty and administration. An honor code is one component of a multi-pronged effort to raise the concept of academic integrity as an important part of personal integrity, which is and should be considered cura personalis.” The Academic Integrity Steering Committee established several task forces to address the issues within academic integrity. The collective group of students working on the honor code and policies and procedures task groups is called the Academic Integrity Work Group, according to Alex Lahr, a senior in the College of Communication, the Vice President of Marquette Student Government Communication and a member of the group. They began meetinglastsemesterandreviewedac-

ademic honor policies from multiple sources, including Marquette, the International Center for Academic Integrity and the Georgetown University Undergraduate Honor Council. Marquette’s academic honesty policy addresses the issue of cheating by students and defines the responsibilities of students and faculty to combat academic dishonesty. However, a 2011 Academic Integrity Subcommittee review found that “The current academic honesty policy at Marquette is insufficient to accomplish the aims and purposes envisioned” by the subcommittee. “The vagueness of the policy itself really doesn’t state what’s not accepted, what is accepted and doesn’t really set a whole lot of guidelines for how students should behave,” Lahr said. One model the work group looked at, sponsored by the International Center for Academic Integrity, was produced by Gary Pavela, the di-

rector for judicial programs at the University of Maryland at College Park. The Pavela model puts forth strict definitions of what constitutes academic dishonesty. It requires a signed honor statement from each student. It also provides for an honor council to review alleged academic dishonesty. The Georgetown Undergraduate Honor Council’s model is another that the work group examined in writing its policy. The Georgetown model follows Pavela’s in that it clearly defines what standard of behavior is expected from its students. The Georgetown policy also provides for an honor council made up of students and faculty members, which adjudicates on all cases of alleged undergraduate academic dishonesty. Georgetown students must also sign an honor pledge. In a May Academic Integrity Steering Committee report, the work group said they would like to

adopt a similar honor code, which combines clearly defined standards of behavior with a written or signed pledge and a student-based honor council to review all cases of academic dishonesty. Lahr said the Task Force on Honor Codes has split into two smaller task forces. One, which Lahr is a part of, is responsible for writing the honor code and pledge, while the other is responsible for writing the policies and procedures. Both task forces are meeting independently for the time being. The work group hopes to have a first draft of each completed by Thanksgiving. After the holiday break, both the code and the policies will go to the Division of Student Affairs to be reviewed. The group will reconvene in the beginning of the spring semester to go over the finished product once again. The group hopes to have the actual policies in place by fall 2014.


Wild: University looks forward to welcoming back former president be able to “jump in immediately.” “Father Wild will work with Interim Provost Dr. Margaret Faut Callaham and the entire senior leadership team to ensure progress continues in a cohesive manner,” Dorrington said. While in office, Wild saw undergraduate applications increase from 5,000 to 20,000 and oversaw the construction of the Raynor Library, Eckstein Hall, the Al McGuire Center and

Engineering Hall. During the next 10 months, Wild plans to focus on the strategic plan created by Pilarz. Wild will also be in charge of selecting the next vice president after Executive Vice President Mary Distanislao announced her resignation Oct. 10. The president’s office team looks forward to welcoming Wild back to office. Steve Frieder, assistant to the president and

corporate secretary, worked with Wild for more than 13 years. “He is energetic and enthusiastic about leading Marquette in the year ahead,” Frieder said. “My colleagues and I look forward to working with him again. Father Wild is a kind, thoughtful and caring leader.” Frieder’s colleagues at the presidential office say the university is in good and capable hands under Wild’s leadership due to

his many years of experience and knowledge of the university. “I am very excited to have a change and new perspective leading Marquette. Hopefully everyone handles the change well,” said Tessa Guido, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences. Guido said she hopes Wild will be accessible to students, for instance by walking around campus and talking with students. Julia Cullinan, sophomore

in the College of Engineering, said she is optimistic about the transition. “Each president we have had at the university has added their perspectives and view and what they think is best for the university,” Cullinan said. “All of these things have added up to make Marquette as great as it can be. I am looking forward to what Wild will add to Marquette during his time as interim.”


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Advising: Holz to discuss concerns with students in spring forum were either “dissatisfied” or freshmen are advised by their “very dissatisfied” with their ad- first-year seminar instructor durvising experiences. Seniors, on ing their initial semester. Then the other hand, had the highest for the rest of the first and second levels of advising dissatisfaction year, each student is assigned a with 28.6 percent indicating they faculty adviser who “are expert were “dissatisfied” or “very dis- instructors and advisers” in each satisfied.” major, according to the univerZachary Baer, a junior in sity’s website. Students are rethe College of Business Ad- assigned an academic adviser ministration, is among those for their last two undergraduate who are dissatisfied years who works as a with advising. complement to the fac“You have to do it ulty advisers. all on your own, othThe University of erwise you really will Scranton in Pennsylvaget nothing out of the nia is a smaller Jesuit meetings,” Baer said. school with about 4,000 “If you go in there undergrad students and See what expecting them to three undergraduate students are provide something for colleges. The freshmen saying about you, it’s not going to advisers are assigned advising by do much for you.” staff members from the scanning Sam Schultz, College of Arts & Scithis code or MUSG president and ences Advising Center. senior in the College Students receive a facgoing online of Arts & Sciences, ulty adviser in the deto see a video was an active advopartment of their major by MUTV. cate for academic adfor their last years of vising reform while undergraduate studies. running in the 2012 MUSG Richard Holz, dean of the presidential race. College of Arts & Sciences, “For every great adviser, said he was interested to hear there’s one who doesn’t view how other universities advise it as part of their job as faculty, their students. He said he’s which we as students think it is, always looking to improve and the university seems to tell advising in his college. them it is,” Schultz said. “I think “I discuss advising with stustudents, if they’re not happy dents anytime I interact with with their adviser, can always re- them during college and univerquest a change.” sity events,” Holz said. “In the spring I would like to hold, if Advising systems at possible, a town hall style meetother colleges ing with students to hear their The majority of Marquette’s concerns around advising.” academic advising is conducted by professors who advise in The possibility of conjunction with their teachprofessional advising at MU ing duties. Advising reform As advising reform is weldecisions are mainly handled comed throughout the university, by deans. Each college con- the idea of hiring more profesducts advising differently de- sional advisers has been advopending on what the academic cated as an alternative to faculty program entails. advisers, especially in the ColA more in-depth look at how lege of Arts & Sciences. advising works in each underThe college already has six prograduate college’s advising sys- fessional advisers, who advise first tem is presented in the chart at and second year students. Howthe bottom of the page. ever, every other college requires Other Jesuit universities differ its professors to perform most of significantly from Marquette in the advising duties. terms of advising procedures. Shannon McCormick, a freshFor example, DePaul Univer- man in the College of Commusity assigns each of its students nication, is one of many students a faculty adviser in their major who expressed interest in having department. In addition, each of more access to professional, fullits colleges has a staff of full- time advisers. time, professional advisers that “I think (more professionstudents can make appointments al advisers) would be helpful with when needed. because all of their attention At Loyola University in would be on (advising),” McChicago, all undergraduate Cormick said. “I think advising’s

really important and shouldn’t be put by the wayside.” Schultz said he thinks more professional advisers could be used to handle the scheduling aspects of advising. “Every student would have this professional adviser who is responsible for their scheduling and then they’d have a faculty mentor who is responsible for advice in regards to the major and career goals,” Schultz said. Tina McNamara, director of undergraduate advising in the College of Education, is a professional adviser who mainly works with freshmen, transfer and study abroad students, but helps some sophomores as well. While she did not say that more professionals will be included in the College of Education, she said the college is starting to expand its advising training. “We just added two more faculty advisers this semester,” McNamara said in an email. “We will also have another staff person taking on some advising responsibilities in the spring.” Some students see faculty advisers as advantageous since professors are already professionals in their respective fields. “Faculty are great mentors in their field, they know their own field,” Schultz said. “I would never want professional advisers to completely take over the role of faculty.” Advising reform in the College of Nursing The College of Nursing already began advising reform, as it established a new advising system this fall. The new system created the Academic Services Center, consisting of an academic advising coordinator and academic adviser and clinical placement coordinator. The individuals occupying those roles are collectively responsible for advising and developing academic program plans for freshmen, sophomores, students studying abroad, members in the ROTC and “off-track” nursing students. The College of Nursing’s advising system previously consisted of one academic advising coordinator assisting freshmen and students in special tracks, and faculty advisers for sophomores, juniors and seniors. The change was prompted by an increase in enrollment, feedback from an alumni survey and an ongoing transition to the college’s

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undergraduate curriculum. Kerry Goepfret, dean of the College of Nursing, said no new staff members were hired for the Academic Services Center. “The college critically reviewed the duties and responsibilities of all of the college (of nursing) staff and restructured to best meet the needs of our undergraduate students,” she said.

The role of students The quality of advising does not depend solely on faculty, however. Students also have responsibilities in the advising process, especially attending advising sessions. “I’ve talked to faculty and they complain about students not going to their assigned advising sessions,” Schultz said. In addition, it’s important for students to bring the correct advising materials with them. The communication between students and faculty, primarily done through email, about which advising materials are necessary, is handled differently depending on the college. Schultz said he has seen students complain to their friends about bad advising experiences, but he challenges students to be active and chan-

nel those complaints in a more helpful direction. “When students only complain to their friends, the adviser is never getting feedback saying they’re a bad adviser so they’re just going to continue doing the same thing,” Schultz said. Anthony Frigo, a junior in the College of Business Administration, said students ought to actively seek academic help from many faculty members. “My adviser is Michael Dole who is a great resource if I have any questions and so are all my teachers,” Frigo said. “In general, it is always good to obtain several perspectives when making a decision and different teachers may offer different advice.” MUSG holds an open forum for students every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union in Room 227, and Schultz said he would love to see more students attend. “(MUSG) would love to hear about issues students are having with advising,” he said. “We’re always looking for questions, complaints, concerns with advising and we have committees set up that’ll do their best to address those concerns.”

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The college has six full-time, professional advisers for freshmen and sophomore students. Dean Richard Holz is looking to conduct advising reform in the near future after gathering input and opinions from faculty and students.

The college previously used an assistant dean for freshman advising before the spot was left vacant in June. All students are now advised by faculty members in their major.

Their Academic Services Center assists freshmen and sophomores, faculty advise juniors and seniors. The college also provides a development series focusing on the transition from college to the professional world.

All students are required to double major and in turn see two faculty advisors. Students have an academic coordinator who acts as a part-time advising professional and answers walk-in advising questions.

Advising is mandatory for all students. Last year the college extended appointment lengths from 15 to 20 minutes.

Students are assigned a faculty adviser in their major, allowing further help through the Office of Academic Affairs.

Freshmen are assigned a faculty advisor in their major and have the option of seeing a professional advisor at the departmental and college levels. The college sends out post-advising surveys for students to provide feedback.

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Everything you need to stay alive in MU’s apocalypse game By Claire Nowak

Kelly Korek, a junior in the College of Education, started off to class like any other Monday. It was a picturesque October scene, but she couldn’t help but feel she was being watched, until she turned and saw her worst fear – a zombie on the hunt. Korek took part in what is quickly becoming a Marquette legend, “Humans vs. Zombies,” the ultimate game of tag set to start its third annual apocalypse next week. Interested participants should attend the final mandatory information session, Tuesday at 8 p.m. The past three years have shown the game to be part Nerf war, part tag and part “World War Z.”It begins the same way every time. All participants start as human except for Patient Zero - the original zombie. He or she will then try to tag as many humans as possible to add numbers to the ranks of undead, identified by bandanas worn around their heads rather than on the body like their living counterparts. Humans are able to defend themselves by shooting with Nerf guns or throwing socks at their attackers. They also need to survive at least three nightly “missions,” special human-zombie showdowns, to keep their human status.Though humans cannot be tagged inside buildings or on Wisconsin Avenue, the rest of the campus is free game, usually ending in sprinting and commotion between classes as wild, bandanaed clans

chase dwindling numbers of Nerf-wielding passersby. As the game progresses and the number of zombies increases exponentially, it becomes increasingly tricky to stay human. Fortunately, survivors of past games have pooled their experience and research to create a survival guide, which might help you to end the week alive. Photo via

it, I’m getting tagged and he’s yelling, ‘I got you!’ as he’s then shooting down the way. I was probably one of the first 10 zombies because the game started at maybe 7:30 and on my way to my 8 a.m., I was a zombie.”

Constantly staying aware of your surroundings and scouting the campus for threats is critical to surviving the zombie apocalypse. Korek learned this the hard way last year. Armed with balled-up socks and a loaded Nerf gun, she fell victim to Patient Zero on the first day of the game. She was a human for just 15 minutes. “I (was) walking to Schroeder, so I had to actually go into the quad because you can’t get tagged on the street,” she said. “Apparently the Patient Zero decided that Joan of Arc was gonna be a good place for him to chill out last year because all of a sudden, I hear these really fast footsteps behind me. Before I know

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Students on campus are partaking in a four-day humans vs. zombies fight.

On the surface, Humans vs. Zombies may be just a game of tag, but it’s also a game of wits. The game tests your ability to outsmart your opponents and tests your stealth capabilities. It involves knowing the campus inside and out to plan for the best escape route between classes. “(Humans vs. Zombies) is also a really great way to learn more about the campus,” said Jenny Vondrashek, a junior in the College of Nursing. “Use back roads, back paths and back doors. For example, if you’re going to Lalumiere, instead of trying to go across campus through the middle of Central Mall, use the back roads and back doors into (buildings). Not only does it give you short amount of distance to try to sprint to the door, but generally people don’t have that much time to try to get people that are going to class back ways.”

Nerf guns are more than just toys for little kids. When properly used, they become zombiestunning machines. Taylor Huppert, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, credits her 12-round, semi-automatic Nerf gun (the highest in Nerf-centric technology) for staying human through almost the entire game. “I bought (my Nerf gun) especially for HvZ. My favorite memory is, I had a dress on one day and I had to get to class and there were zombies in bewteen the sidewalk and Lalumiere. I remember running in a sun dress and getting all the zombies in a dress. I felt so badass.”

When ammunition fails, your legs become your next best weapon, so keep working that cardio at the Rec Center. For Francis Landoy, a junior in the College of Health Sciences, staying in shape saved him from zombie attacks on several occasions last year. “One crazy experience I had was during a mission,” Landoy said. “My group somehow made it to the side by the library and had to run back to Lalumiere through Central Mall. I remember screaming, ‘Run!’ and we all just bolted through the middle of the field and zombies came from the sides. We all just ran and people were tripping and falling, but we all made it somehow.”

Who says teachers don’t appreciate the joy of friendly apocalyptic competition? If you ask them to accommodate your fear of being tagged, they may just cooperate, as Huppert and a fellow human found out last year. “We were in English class and we talked to our professor before class and said, ‘Okay, we’re playing Humans vs. Zombies. Can we leave class like ten minutes early?’ She said, ‘Yes, that’s so cool. Of course.’ So we left class 10 minutes early and hightailed it out to Wisconsin Avenue and walked all the way around to the back of Lalumiere. The professor was super into it, like, “Yeah, leave class ten minutes early so you don’t get caught by the zombies!”

If all else fails and a zombie tags you, embrace your new undead identity. You may not be able to join the end of the week celebration for surviving humans, but you get to have fun all throughout the week by chasing people and scaring them. “I honestly wanna be a zombie (this year) anyways because it was way more fun, just watching everyone,” Korek said. “You don’t have to worry. (If you are a) human walking from class to class, you are constantly terrified. But as a zombie you can just walk wherever and be like, “Yeah, I’m just going to be here because I can and I’m not going to get killed.”

Best of luck on your mission. Remember, the fate of Marquette survival is in your hands. Keep sharp and beware the orange bandana.

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Is it time to cut the cord on cable television? Yet my friends and I literally screamed with fear, disgust and delight and are still entertained days later. The show is campy, salacious and totally shameless, like much of live TV today. On this episode, a belligerent, scantily-clad stripper entered the fake-hospital with a stiletto wedged into her face. Literally, shoe inserted in face. The intoxicated woman continued to hit the ER staff as the spike hung off her cheek like no big deal. Apparently, a business associate named Crystal was responsible for the crime in a brawl over a “client”. We shouted, we laughed, we dubbed her “shoe face.” We ignored the confines of “good taste” and praised the show for the hot mess it was. Beyond this kind of terrible yet, wickedly entertaining random find— with similar gems like “Sharknado” and the strangest of Lifetime movies cropping up once in a while— I mostly take advantage of my cable subscription to watch episodes of “Mad Men,” “Louie,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (the greatest of all reality television), the occasional Turner Classic Movie and reruns of “Shawshank Redemption” or “The Wizard of Oz” on Sunday afternoons. But those opportunities are few and far between. Most of

the time I’d rather stream shows online, usually of better quality than what you’ll find at any given time on live TV. My Netflix subscription offers a near endless amount of entertainment for just $10 a month, and if I am looking for something more recent, it’s easy to track down a show offered on a channel’s website or through iTunes. So why do I, and so many Erin Heffernan other people, still put up with cable costs? Are the random My roommates and I split a joys of easy access to trash TV cable bill of $68.50 a month. like “Untold Stories” and occaThat puts us among roughly sional favorites worth the price 90 percent of American houseor are the cable companies just holds that continue to pay for pulling a Crystal, leaving us all this kind of TV. And for what? shoe-faced? As opposed to the the shows I It turns out many, if not most, seek out online, my live TV diet of my friends around Marquette is mostly made up of fiascoes, stopped paying for cable once reruns and the rare I’m genuthey got out of the dorms. So inely looking to watch. far about three to five million This weekend was a perfect Americans have “cut the cord.” demonstration of the kind of Though this is a relatively small shows I usually end up watchportion of subscribers, even ing on live TV when some more common are gen Z and Yfriends and I tuned in to an epiers that just never get cable to sode of the ridiculous, yet gloribegin with. ous “Untold Stories of the ER.” This number will likely conOn the show, doctors relive tinue to rise as cable increase outrageous real-life nights at a surprising rate. Cable subworking in hospital emergency scriptions—and by cable I’m rooms. The make up is amateur, mean the paid programming the writing is horrendous, and not the mode of delivery—have the acting (done by the doctors more than doubled in price over themselves) makes Nic Cage the last decade, well above the look like Daniel Day Lewis. level of inflation. As I recently learned in a terrific episode of NPR’s “Planet Money,” my cable subscription pays $71 to Disney for ESPN, the most expensive channel, every year – even if I never turn it on once—a more than likely possibility. Just as cable companies often give their customers little bargaining room by monopolizing markets and only offering sePhoto via Shoe-face from ‘Untold Stories of the ER’ is the best and worst of trash TV. lect packages, the channels play

chicken with cable providers by threatening to pull content, like the current stand-off between Time Warner Cable and CBS. When it all comes together, rough estimates show that you can pay a lifetime cost between $634,000 and $4.2 million for cable and the current system threatens to make these costs considerably more. As much as I love the ridiculous nights I’ve had laughing at random dredges of trashy cable or planning my schedule around the great shows I love to watch live, I’ve come to the point when it’s not be worth

it anymore. As I look to graduation, I think I’ll leave cable behind along with my dingier furniture. Instead I will watch the shows I love by purchasing individual episodes or streaming online or I might even, you know, read a book. Erin Heffernan is a senior studying writing intensive English and political science. Email her with comments or suggestions at erin.heffernan@

1. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie- Jay & The Techniques Upbeat with a Motown feel, Jay & The Techniques are perfect for dancing around the kitchen while baking a pumpkin pie. 2. Apple Scruffs- George Harrison Keeping with the fruit theme, this happy tune from everyone’s favorite Beatle uses some wobbly vocals and Dylanesque harmonica to tell about the girls who used to hang outside the offices of Apple Records. 3. Autumn Sweater- Yo La Tengo To slow it down a bit, ‘90s indie royalty, Yo La Tengo’s song is a classic for fall melancholia. Wrap up in a blanket, drive in the rain or start a fire and sink into this song. 4. Into the Mystic- Van Morrison Van “the man” Morrison’s swelling chords and heartfelt lyrics make this one a classic to rock the gypsy soul in us all. 5. September- Earth, Wind & Fire Who doesn’t love this song? Also, the music video might be the greatest of all time. So fun, so seductive, so shiny.

Hanks steers ‘Captain Phillips’ to thrilling depths Greengrass follows up ‘United 93’ with more real-life heroism By Brian Keogh

You may remember the real Captain Phillips from the news in 2009: the traumatic coverage of his cargo ship being hijacked on the high seas, the imminent threat of Somali pirates and the astonishing Navy SEAL mission. The movie version of the story manages to capture the real thrill, but also delves a bit deeper into the story’s depths. For British director Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips” is a move away from directorial work on two action-filled Bourne sequels. This look at recent history is more of a return to his film “United 93,” which follows another hijacking aboard one of the planes overtaken on 9/11. Greengrass took a few bold moves in “Captain Phillips,” by deciding to shoot the film aboard an actual boat out at sea rather than the typical sound stage used in the vast majority

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of movies. The setting is felt, giving the action a layer of authenticity, further emphasized through Greengrass’ up close, “shaky-cam” style. In “Captain Phillips,” Tom Hanks plays the titular hero and demonstrates why he’s won multiple Oscars and deserves yet another nomination. Captain of a cargo ship headed from Oman to Kenya, Hanks portrays Phillips as a gruff, thoughtful and capable leader. When the hijacking happens, the captain does everything to keep the pirates at bay, but the assailants are determined and

manage to take control and rename Hanks’ character “Irish.” As Phillips struggles to survive while trapped in a confined lifeboat with the pirates, the film pivots to focus on his relationship with the pirate leader, Muse, played by Barkhad Abdi. The Somali actors who portray the pirates turn in great performances in their big screen debuts. They look nothing like the typical Hollywood actors who might have been chosen for the role, and Abdi stands out as he struggles to keep his three men in line with negotiation and brutality. The plot methodically builds in the style of “Zero Dark Thirty,” from emerging threat to a take down by the military, affirming the United States’ commitment to protect its citizens through force. As in “Zero Dark Thirty,” the picture builds up to the showdown between the SEAL team and foreign threats. It’s sufficient to say “Captain Phillips” leaves no doubt about the SEALS’ deadly precision. But despite this definitive end, there is more complexity to the morality of the film. The viewer’s sympathies are altered when a contrast forms between the American and

Somalian characters. Here, Greengrass tries to communicate a message about the financial crisis, in full swing at the time of the incident in 2009, and the difference between the developed and developing world where millions of tons of cargo sail by impoverished countries. But the over-emphasis of global inequality might be where “Captain Phillips” enters rough waters. The opening scene of “Captain Phillips” is clumsy, generic and poorly done in a movie that is otherwise exceptional. On the way to the airport, Phillips worries over the changing world and difficulty his and his wife’s children will face. It manages to

be a set piece for Greengrass’s point, but it’s a sloppy one. It mostly serves to show how Hanks’ character cares about his family, through an awkward start nonetheless. Thematically, the film drives home Greengrass’ point about the gaps in opportunity between the first and third world. This tension is best explored through Muse who, had he grown up in a country with health and education systems, would likely prove a success with his ambition. The point is made clear, when Muse is asked if there is a different opportunity for him in Somalia than being a pirate and he replies, “Maybe in America, Irish. Maybe in America.”

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‘Captain Phillips’ was filmed aboard an actual cargo ship at sea.


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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Marquette Tribune Editorial Board:

Seamus Doyle,Viewpoints Editor Kara Chiuchiarelli, Assistant Editor Tessa Fox, Editor-in-Chief Sarah Hauer, Managing Editor Patrick Leary, Sports Editor Joe Kaiser, News Editor Alec Brooks, Copy Chief Rob Gebelhoff, Projects Editor Maddy Kennedy, Visual Content Editor Erin Heffernan, Marquee Editor Rebecca Rebholz, Photo Editor

Mascot bill would fix some problems, create others


University transparency at alltime low after resignations who will resign next?

taking bets now! in the race:

richard holz 1:4 odds

daniel hendrickson 1:7 odds

lori bergen 1:9 odds

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Our view: In light of recent resignations, university officials fail to responsibly inform students about major administrative changes that continue to unfold. The resignation of Executive Vice President Mary DiStanislao marks yet another abdication of a top tier university administrator. DiStanislao’s resignation was announced in the University News Briefs sent out Thursday. The resignation of one of the university’s top executives following the Rev. Scott Pilarz’s resignation did not merit being the first item listed in the news brief and was conveniently placed second to graduation applications becoming available online. Yet another resignation was conveniently slid into the third paragraph of the brief about DiStansilao. “Tom MacKinnon, Father Pilarz’s chief of staff, also left the university last week,” the brief announced. No more information was given. Announcing the resignation of one university official within a brief about another’s marks a new low for university transparency. Furthermore, DiStanislao left the same day that students were notified of her resignation, giving no advance notice that yet another senior official resigned. The method the university used to announce these resignations to the student body has been uncouth and underhanded to say the least. From the first, unsigned email about Pilarz to DiStanislao’s resignation last week, the administration has been tactless in the manner it has gone about informing students of resignations, perhaps lacking the necessary leadership to do so correctly. As the university tried to navigate the rough waters of high-up administrators’ resignations, it resorted to insulting

students’ intelligence by trying to announce them with as little publicity as possible. For instance, the announcement about Pilarz’s resignation came at 6:20 p.m. on a Friday. Releasing important news on a Friday evening is something colloquially known as “throwing out the trash,” a euphemism that essentially means releasing all of an organizations “bad” news at the end of the week. By doing this, organizations hope the information will likely be lost in the weekend news cycle and in the mind of the average person. The university’s apparent reliance on releasing resignations under the radar speaks for itself when discussing university transparency. The position of executive vice president, one that was discontinued before Pilarz hired DiStanislao to take the position, is in charge of overseeing university administration and staff, student affairs and strategic planning. DiStanislao’s resignation marks yet another Pilarz appointee who has resigned following his leaving. Students now wonder how many other administrators will leave in Pilarz’s wake and whether the administration is suffering from a collective brain drain. DiStanislao’s resignation now means the university’s top three positions — president, provost and executive vice president — are not filled by permanent administrators, leaving Marquette without substantial leadership. Since the announcement of Pilarz’s resignation, the university has been unclear at best, and downright opaque all too often. As the university searches for a new administration, it should strive to mirror the transparency valued during Pilarz’s tenure. So far, the only transparency the administration has shown since the president’s resignation is the fact there isn’t any.

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Helen Hillis Marquette students are no strangers to the debate over our retired Warrior mascot. Alums and students alike hope for a day when we will leave the Golden Eagle behind and return to the mighty Warrior. Despite a failed effort to reimplement the Warrior mascot in 2004, there is no sign of the Warrior’s revival in Marquette’s future. Nationwide, the topic of stereotypical mascots is a heated one, particularly regarding Native Americans. Last week, a poster attempting to put the racial stereotypes of these mascots into perspective resurfaced on several news websites. The poster presents the Cleveland Indians’ mascot alongside two fictional mascots, the “New York Jews” and the “San Francisco Chinamen,” with similarly caricatured features. Though originally published in 2001, the poster’s message still rings true in 2013: The depiction of Native Americans for many sports teams can be incredibly offensive and stereotypical. Countless high schools and universities changed their mascots in response to criticism of their discriminative nature. The Wisconsin Assembly is considering a Republican-proposed bill that would change the way the state responds to accusations of discriminatory school mascots. Currently, Wisconsin law leaves the school district responsible for proving its mascot to be non-discriminatory when an individual claims it as such. The new law would require 10 percent of the district population to support an accusation for the state to take action against a school district. It would place the responsibility of proof on the

accuser. Additionally, the Department of Administration would take over the role of conducting meetings from the state superintendent. Though I support the burden of proof lying on the accuser, the the remainder of this legislation seems to be a step back, not forward. The idea that 10 percent of a district must agree that a mascot is offensive for a claim to be taken seriously is troublesome. If in a district of 20,000 residents only 1,900 find something offensive, that doesn’t make it OK. There are still 1,900 people who are personally troubled by the logo meant to represent their area. Even if only one person takes issue with a mascot, the responsibility of having to explain why he or she is offended or feels discriminated against makes his or her claim more reliable. Placing the burden of proof on the accuser would help to prevent random accusations. The time commitment of having to clarify why he or she found the mascot to be offensive would demonstrate that the accuser truly is offended by the mascot. The proposed change of control over the hearings from the superintendent to the Department of Administration is also concerning. The issue of partisanship within the Department of Administration versus supposed non-partisanship from the superintendent is less worrisome than the ability of these respective parties to judge the validity of these claims. Instead, an evaluation committee that included representatives from Wisconsin’s Native American communities would be vital to assess the appropriateness of these mascots as well as the concerns proposed by district citizens. Marquette may have done away with the Warrior mascot, but other institutions have not. The Wisconsin state legislature must implement an effective process so those who do take offense from these mascots have a clear way to have their concerns addressed. Helen Hillis is a senior studying international affairs and Spanish. Email Helen with any comments or suggestions at

Quotes Pro Quo “When we took office two years ago, we said we would be good stewards of the taxpayers’ money, and this report shows we’re on the right track. Our tough, but prudent, decisions are paying off for Wisconsin families.”

Gov. Scott Walker on the announcement that the state had a surplus of $759 million, over $150 million of which was added to the state’s rainy day fund

“Even if it’s bad, I try and take the good from it. That’s the way I approach life, with all situations.”

Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings running back, in response to why he decided to play in the aftermath of his son’s death

“I’m very optimistic that we will reach an agreement that’s reasonable in nature this week to reopen the government, pay the nation’s bills, and begin long-term negotiation to put our country on sound fiscal footing.” Harry Reid, Senate majority leader, on pending negotiations with GOP Senate leaders about ending the government shutdown

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Remembering Pilarz as more than a president

Seamus M. Doyle I don’t think I realized how saddened I was about Father Pilarz’s resignation until I was sitting in my theology class a few days after the fact and realized I wasn’t the only one. I met Father Pilarz a month or two after the start of my freshman year – his freshman year too, I guess. He knew one of the guys on my floor and was anxious to get to know students. He took us out to dinner downtown. That first impression was a lasting

one. He’s the kind of man that makes you instantly feel at ease, as if you have just been admitted to some exclusive club that, it turns out, isn’t really exclusive at all. He asked us about Marquette and was genuinely interested in our thoughts on mundane subjects such as the food at the dining halls, visiting hours in the dorms, the $5 charge for tennis courts at the Rec Center and the other woes of a young freshman on campus. When he spoke, I held on to each word, knowing he had a wisdom and wit that was rare, even at such a university as Marquette. And yet, despite this, Father Pilarz listened. When I spoke, he made me feel as if there was nothing quite so important as the words I was speaking that very moment. Then, he challenged me. He’d ask why I thought that and how I came to that specific conclusion. On more than one occasion, I realized I had no idea.

Another thing I couldn’t help but notice was his deep spirituality and love of life. He challenged me, multiple times, to ponder what I wanted to do with my life and how God was involved. Pilarz showed me that God doesn’t have to be kept within the confines of a church but is subtly present all the time. God could even be fun. Perhaps this wonder of life can best be expressed through his love of poetry. In his first year as president, Father Pilarz sent out an email during poetry month with the poem “Mysteries, Yes” by Mary Oliver. The closing stanza could not be any more indicative of how I have come to view Father Pilarz as a man: “Let me keep company always with those who say / ‘Look!’ and laugh in astonishment, / and bow their heads.” I only met Father Pilarz perhaps four or five times, and none of them were within the past year. Yet, I will forever cherish each and every time I stood in

his presence because they all stand out as important moments in my life. Moments where I truly stopped and thought about the man I am today and the man I want to be tomorrow. I trust Father Pilarz, even if I disagree with the way his resignation occurred. I understand that however hard and strange it must be for all of us as students, it cannot compare to what he must be going through. While I cannot speak to his actions or abilities as president, for I am woefully unqualified to do so, I will say this — Marquette has lost one of the most fascinating and intelligent men I have ever had the privilege of meeting in my short 20 years. So, Father Pilarz, I wish you all the best as we part ways, and I hope that our paths cross again soon. God bless. Seamus M. Doyle is a junior studying international affairs and writing intensive English. Email Seamus at with any comments or suggestions.



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Buzz Williams spoke to the media for the first time Friday afternoon at media day. “I hope that by finals week, I’ll have a better feel for what our identity is,” Williams said of his team.

Inaugural address unpredictable and hilarious as always By Trey Killian

Marquette coach Buzz Williams began his first press conference of the 2013-14 season the way he does many things– unconventionally. “I never know what to say to you guys, you already know everything,” Williams told Milwaukee media Friday. “So I’ll just open it up to any questions because I know whatever I say in the first four minutes, you guys just stare at me and you already have your angle for your story. I don’t want to be inefficient with that time.” The first question he received was a familiar one, regarding how the Golden Eagles would respond to losing Vander Blue to the NBA Draft and Junior Cadougan and Trent Lockett to graduation. “It is always the same first question at media day here,” Williams said. “You lost so much, who’s going to replace? I don’t know if that’s typical or atypical. Is it going to be one or two guys? I don’t think so. All of our guys, old, returning and new, are going to have to find a way to contribute.”

Williams said he’s been “really bad” answering questions related to the realignment of the Big East over the last three years, but recounted a recent answer that best describes his position. “For basketball only institutions, we can only participate in a small percentage of the change,” he said. “And considering (that), I think we’re in the best position we can be in. For all of the (institutions that remained with and joined the Big East) it’s paramount that their men’s basketball program is successful. “When you win, regardless of the league, regardless of the day and regardless of the locale you’re putting yourself in the best position you can be in. The best antidote for the league change is for Marquette to win.” While Marquette is expected by many to finish in the upper echelon of the new Big East, Williams said he doesn’t see such predictions as impactful on his team’s performance. Instead, he “wakes up every morning like we’re in last place.” “Ninety-nine percent of the people who predict about Marquette have never been to the Bradley Center,” Williams said. “They just say ‘Buzz is a character and the team plays real hard, and then they’ve had a lot of success in the NCAA tournament. Let’s just pick them in the top three.’ You’ve got better odds in Vegas. I could teach

you more about dice than that in five minutes.” As for the identity of this season’s Golden Eagles, Williams hopes to get back to a fast-paced style of play, after describing last season’s team as a “grind-it-out, beat-you-up” squad that had to ensure every shot it took was a quality one. “At a coaching clinic, I don’t want to coach like that,” Williams said. “I think that fast beats big when fast is fast. I think we’re probably a little bit back towards where we can play a little faster. I don’t know that for sure. I hope that by finals week, I’ll have a better feel for what our identity is.” In regards to improved recruiting due to the team’s recent success, Williams stressed the importance of “remembering the formula” and pursuing “OKG’s (our kind of guys)” during the recruiting process. Williams also mentioned the thin lines between being bad, good and great and that the truly great coaches, players and teams stand the test of time. “There are more one-and-done songs that all of us know than there are albums that we remember,” Williams said. “We can’t name who sang that song we remember, because it was just one song. I think it’s the same thing with the team, but I think more importantly, it’s the same thing with a program.”

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Senior Jamil Wilson spins a ball while filming an interview at media day.

Women run second at Rosa Invite; men place sixth Greenwood finishes sixth overall in 5K with time of 17:59.6

By Ryan Patterson Special to the Tribune

The Marquette women’s and men’s cross country teams placed second and sixth overall Saturday morning at the Lucian

Rosa Invitational in Somers, Wis. Northwestern won the women’s race while Windsor University won the men’s race. Leading Marquette, as she has all year, was sophomore standout Kellie Greenwood, who finished sixth overall in the 5K race with a time of 17:59.6. Freshman Brittney Feivor placed second on the team and 10th overall (18:13.2), followed by junior Elisia Meyle in 16th

place (18:23.8), and sophomore Kayla Spencer (20th overall, 18:27.3). Senior Rebecca Pachuta (30th overall, 18:36.4) finished fifth for Marquette and freshman Allison Parker (18:45.5) and senior Hannah Frett (18:59.9) rounded out Marquette’s top seven. On the men’s side, redshirt seniors Jack Senefield (12th overall, 25:40.5) and Spencer Agnew (14th overall, 25:41.7)

led Marquette in the 8K race. Sophomore Andres Tineo Paz continued his strong season and placed third on the team and 30th overall, with a time of 26:13.0. Rounding out Marquette’s top five was redshirt sophomore Blake Lawson (51st overall, 26:28.8) and sophomore Michael Corr (52nd overall, 26:29.3). Sophomore William Hennessy and redshirt sophomore David Sadjak were

the Golden Eagles’ sixth and seventh runners, respectively. The teams return to action Friday, Oct. 18 at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill. as a final tune-up for the Big East Cross Country Championships which they host Saturday, Nov. 2 at the same course, the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course.

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Club hockey notches victories over Northwestern Team extends win streak to 7 in pair of overtime wins By Jacob Born

The Marquette club hockey team had a face-off to the left of the Northwestern goaltender with more than half of overtime expired. Marquette lost the face-off but got the puck in the corner, and passed it straight to Zach Wahl on the right point. The Northwestern right winger shifted in front of the goaltender, providing the perfect screen for Wahl. Wahl ripped a slap shot from the point and the puck found its way into the back of the net, clinching Marquette’s 3-2 win. “I feel like we should have played

a little better,” Wahl said. “It wasn’t our best game, but we held onto it and it felt great to win that in overtime and not go to a shootout.” The Golden Eagles (7-2-0) faced a tough Northwestern team this weekend and battled to notch the sweep. The 3-2 victory Friday and 4-2 victory Saturday extended Marquette’s winning streak to seven games. The team has not lost since Sept. 20. Marquette’s win Friday was the team’s third overtime victory in as many games. Captain Ryan Zanon said the victories have built team morale after a lackluster start. “It’s absolutely huge,” Zanon said. “Coming down to the third period, whether we’re down, whether we’re up, whether we’re tied, our team has so much heart right now that we’re just going to keep riding it until it’s over.” Wahl played a major part in Marquette’s victories, notching his

King, Barnwell make Monday mornings easier

Patrick Leary In my second week at Marquette a little more than two years ago, Sports Illustrated senior NFL writer Peter King came to campus. At that time, I didn’t know much about King besides occasionally seeing him on NBC Sports Network and my dad telling me he was a really good writer. King was personal, relatable and at times hilarious. I did not, at the time, fully appreciate the magnitude of Monday Morning Quarterback. I started reading the MMQB (as it’s known on his new allfootball mega-site) last year and now read it every week. For those who don’t know, King writes a column on everything from the week that was in pro football. Usually, it runs about 7,000 words long. For context, that’s roughly a 25-page essay. Most of the time, his columns are so informative and entertaining I find myself wanting them to go even longer. King’s insider perspective on the NFL keeps readers coming back week after week. He has an incredible list of contacts in his phone and reaches out to every major actor in each week’s top storylines for his column. This weekend, Tom Brady led the Patriots on an incredible late comeback win over the Saints, completing the game-winning touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds remaining. At the same time, the biggest story off the field involved the Rob Gronkowski injury saga. The Pats’ tight end sat out yet again Sunday, still unable to return from offseason forearm surgery. Naturally, King led his

column with quotes from an email exchange with none other than Brady himself. That kind of access is unprecedented and is the reason why King is the undoubted leader when it comes to post-weekend NFL literature. However, this morning, I did something different. Instead of settling into my morning groove with the MMQB on my phone in between classes, a link on Twitter led me to for Bill Barnwell’s morning column on week six in the NFL, a breakdown of his confidence level regarding each of the 32 teams thus far. Barnwell is less of a household name than King, but anyone who keeps up with Grantland, the everything blog run by the world’s most interesting blogger Bill Simmons, knows Barnwell is a rising star in the sports journalism world. He started as an intern at in 2005 and worked his way up the ladder. As such, Barnwell offers a completely opposite, yet just as valuable view on the NFL as King. An advanced metrics nut, Barnwell’s best work comes on Tuesdays, when he writes his weekly “Thank you for not coaching” column. In it, he analyzes the best and worst decisions made by NFL coaches the past weekend. His brilliant insights on important coaching calls, such as when to go for it on fourth down (hint: a lot more often that you might think), takes readers inside the game without first-hand accounts from the players and coaches involved. Whatever your Monday morning routine, I highly recommend a steady dose of both King and Barnwell. One is an established legend, the other an up-comingprodigy. Both enhance fan’s views of the NFL in ways only great journalists can. Patrick Leary is a junior in the College of Communication. Email him at patrick. Follow him on Twitter @patrickkleary

first three points of the season in the two games. Wahl’s first point came on a pass to Tyler Zanon late in the second period. Zanon went one-on-two against Northwestern defenders, made an outside-in cut before rocketing a shot from the top of the slot and taking a hit. The shot squeaked through the Northwestern goaltender’s five-hole and trickled into the back of the net. The goal gave Marquette a 2-1 lead and momentum heading into the third period. Matthew Vuoncino made the biggest play of the game. A Northwestern forward put a shot on net, and while goalie John Foley managed to save it, it still made it past him and was inching closer to the goal line, but Vuoncino got his stick behind Foley and threw the puck out of the zone, saving what would be the game-tying goal. While Northwestern went on to score again later in the period, it could have

won the game in regulation without Vuoncino’s save. The Golden Eagles played a similar game Saturday. The team went up 2-1 in the second before relinquishing a late goal. Chris Dolan took over the game in the third. He caught a pass from David Fabris heading into the zone and sniped the Northwestern goaltender glove side. It turned out to be the gamewinning goal and was Dolan’s first of the season. One aspect of the game Marquette could improve on was special teams. Both teams had plenty of power plays as the physical game led to a crowded penalty box. This proved to be advantageous for Northwestern, as three of its four goals came on the power play. “(The penalty kill) has usually been really strong, it’s just we were not in sync with it,” Coach Joe Cocking said. “We let them get the shots off, we weren’t blocking

the shots.” Ryan Zanon looked on the positives from the weekend despite the sub-par play. “We seemed to struggle on the man disadvantage,” Zanon said. “They had a good power play and our goalie came up with some big saves at big times, but unfortunately we couldn’t solve them this weekend.” Marquette takes its winning streak into next weekend to face the Arkansas Razorbacks, who travel to Milwaukee sporting their own six-game winning streak. Zanon is ready for the test. “Arkansas comes in a very strong, very physical team,” Zanon said. “They’re hot on their own, so we’re going to take it to them next weekend and hopefully pull out some big wins.” Sunday and Monday night puck drops are at 7:30 p.m. at the Ponds of Brookfield.

Volleyball swept by Creighton Niemann shines with hitting efficiency, team fails road test By Patrick Leary

If you ask senior defensive specialist Rachel Stier, the Marquette women’s volleyball team didn’t show up Sunday in its three-set loss at Creighton. “It was very disappointing,” she said. “We knew we could do it, we just didn’t show up to play. It sucked.” The Golden Eagles had revenge on their minds Sunday at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha, Neb. The team had the chance to erase the bad taste left in its mouths after the Bluejays knocked them out of the NCAA Tournament last fall. Instead, everything went wrong, and they were swept 25-21, 25-21, 25-19. “Our passing went south there for a while and wasn’t giving us good offensive opportunities,” assistant coach Jason Allen said. “That was the most frustrating part. When we were in tight po-

sitions like that where we had a chance to come out 1-1 in the first two sets, we just couldn’t do the little things we needed to do, like pass.” On the bright side, Meghan Niemann led Marquette with 12 kills. The redshirt freshman middle hitter hit .500 and brought her Agame in the big time showdown. “Meghan Niemann hit .500, which is incredible,” Stier said. “We know that when we do the right things it goes our way.” Allen agreed and sung Niemann’s and senior setter Elizabeth Koberstein’s praises. “Those are two things that we can continue to build and go forward with,” he said. “Those two, offensively had really good days for sure.” Marquette could not stop Creighton junior setter Michelle Sicner. The Omaha native amassed a triple-double, with 33 assists, 15 digs and 12 kills on the afternoon. She hit .579, and Marquette didn’t do enough defensively to slow her at the net. “We definitely didn’t handle their setter attacking like we needed to,” Allen said. “It wasn’t something that we were going into blind … we knew she does it, and we just didn’t take care of it.”


Creighton bottled up star freshman outside hitter Autumn Bailey all match long. The Canadian had one of her worst games at Marquette, totaling just six kills and hitting negative 0.42. Bailey also had seven attack errors, but did chip in an impressive 18 digs. “There wasn’t a lot of fight there,” Stier said of the team’s effort. “We just went through the motions. There wasn’t any time where we decided to play. We were lackadaisical.” Stier said the team will do its best to put the loss behind them and move on. “We’re not going to dread on it,” she said. “It’s over. It’s learning experience. We’ll take that and move forward.” Marquette will need to regroup, as it takes on DePaul at the Al McGuire Center Saturday. Six days later, the Golden Eagles get another crack at Creighton, this time in Milwaukee. It’s an opportunity they certainly won’t let slip away. “We need to show up from point one,” Stier said. “We need to play our game, do the things we know how to do and not worry about what Creighton’s doing. If we play our game, then we should be able to beat them.”


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Marquette remains undefeated in Big East play Nortey scores fourth game-winner in as many Big East games By Andrew Dawson

A 23rd minute goal was all she wrote Saturday night as the Marquette men’s soccer team defeated Creighton 1-0 to stay perfect in Big East play. The match was the first time the Golden Eagles faced Creighton as a member of the new Big East, but it also marked the opening of the newly renovated grandstands at Valley Fields. The 2013 season has had its ups and downs, but the surprise win on Saturday along with the 4-0-0 start to conference play is finally displaying Marquette’s true colors. Four games into Big East play, the team sits comfortably atop league standings with 12 points. It defeated ranked conference opponents Butler and Creighton, and with Georgetown falling to Xavier over the weekend, the Golden Eagles are in the driver’s seat with no signs of taking their foot off the gas. “We’re 12 points in the Big East right now, so that’s huge for us,” redshirt junior goalkeeper

Charlie Lyon said. “We’ve got a week to prepare now for next game, so to come in and get on a good roll like we have is huge just to really start to pull ahead away from everybody else.” Shot totals were even at the end of the match. The first half had both teams even at seven a piece, but the difference was Marquette took dangerous chances and Creighton did not. One of these chances, which seemed routine, was the eventual game winner. In the 23rd minute, senior defender Paul Dillon ran uncontested down the left touchline and sent in a cross. The cross landed on the right foot of redshirt sophomore forward C. Nortey, who onetimed the half-volley past the Bluejay net minder and ran to the student section for a Lambeau Leap-style celebration. Nortey refrained from his normal backflip celebration after being advised by athletic trainers to stop backfliping for the time being. “Paul gave me a great a ball tonight, and I made a good run, and I just tapped it in, and I didn’t know what to do with myself,” Nortey said. “My trainer asked me to not flip for a little while so I’m keeping it on the d-low.” Backflip celebration or not,

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Sophomore defender Adam Hermsen dribbles down the pitch against Creighton in Marquette’s 1-0 victory.

the goal is Nortey’s fourth game winner in as many Big East games for Marquette and is a team leading seventh goal on the season. Energy levels from both teams heated up following the goal. The game became a bit chippy and tempers were tested, forcing the referee to pull out a couple yellow cards, but when the final

whistle blew, Marquette completed the upset and the shutout. Lyon’s clean sheet is his sixth of the season and third in Big East play. Coach Louis Bennett credits the shutout to the stellar performances and consistency from Lyon and the backs. “Lyon is really coming into his own, I mean as a leader as well as a captain,” Bennett said, “and

with Axel (Sjoberg), Eric (Pothast), and Brady (Wahl) playing some of the best soccer they’ve played, I think its fantastic. I mean credit to all.” The squad now has a muchdeserved break after playing five games in two weeks. They have seven days off before traveling to face Providence in Rhode Island Saturday at noon.

Women’s soccer scores often to down Georgetown

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Freshman midfielder Morgan Proffitt slides in to challenge for the ball in Marquette’s dominant 4-0 victory over Georgetown at Valley Fields Sunday.

Madigan, Handwork, Kelly, Jacobsen all tally goals in 4-0 rout By Kyle Doubrava

In what was billed as Marquette women’s soccer team’s most challenging match of the season, the Golden Eagles made their win over No. 6 Georgetown a cake walk. Marquette defeated the Big East powerhouse Hoyas 4-0 at Valley Fields Sunday, moving

to 5-0-0 in conference play and gaining much-needed breathing room in first place. The Golden Eagles sit five points ahead of Georgetown for the No. 1 seed with four games remaining. “For us, it came down to having a complete effort,” coach Markus Roeders said. “I thought we played extremely well in all areas, from goalkeeping to the way we organized ourselves defensively.” Senior midfielder Taylor Madigan started the scoring attack by finishing on a cross in the 11th minute after Georgetown’s keeper lost her footing.

Freshman midfielder Ashley Handwork notched her second goal of the year in the 38th minute when she broke free from defenders and drilled in a shot from 15 yards out. The Golden Eagles were aware that a 2-0 advantage at halftime was by no means a cozy lead. Two more scores to open the second frame gave them the insurance they wanted. Senior midfielders Maegan Kelly and Cara Jacobson tallied goals quickly from the break– Kelly’s in the 50th minute and Jacobson’s in the 56th. Jacobson fought through three

defenders just outside the penalty box for the hard-earned score. “One thing kind of led to another and before I knew it, I had a look on goal, slotted in far post and the goalie couldn’t get to it,” Jacobson said. “It was kind of a little bit of luck too.” Entering Sunday, the Hoyas allowed eight goals for the entire season and outshot their opponents 218-87. Four goals tells the Golden Eagles plenty about how well they dismantled the Hoya defense. “I would put the four goals into perspective for us that it’s a win,” Roeders said. “Even if

it was 1-0, we would be just as happy. I think, more than anything, we had a complete effort, and that’s what we needed to have today against a very good Georgetown team.” Georgetown, shut out for the first time this season, appeared uncharacteristically flustered all afternoon. It had difficulty converting on corner kicks and had all of its crosses intercepted in the box by Marquette defenders. The Golden Eagles added to their confident lead heading into the final stretch of matches, and having that poise for the rest of the fall will be vital to their success. “I think we know that anything can happen in any of the games in the Big East,” Madigan said. “It’s not necessarily breathing room, but we’re just going to have to come out and take it game by game.” Marquette had all of last week to practice for Sunday, and Roeders used the time to his advantage, preparing the players for what could be a tie-breaking match for the top seed in the conference. “I think we worked on physically and mentally getting ourselves back,” Roeders said. “We were able to kind of refocus this week and open, so to speak, another chapter. We just tried to prepare and polish our overall game just on getting better.” The Golden Eagles look to extend their seven-game winning streak at Seton Hall Thursday and then make a stop in the Windy City for a battle with DePaul Sunday.

The Marquette Tribune | Oct. 15, 2013  

The Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 issue of the Marquette Tribune.