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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Gesu prepares for first synod in 26 years Church parishioners discuss issues facing Archdiocese of MKE By Andrew Dawson and Natalie Wickman
In preparation for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s 2014 Synod, the Church of the Gesu held its first of two parish reflection sessions Sunday. Gesu parishioners and church-goers were invited to discuss reform in the Archdiocese. The synod, the first held by the archdiocese since 1987, will be “an assembly where the faithful deliberate on the pastoral needs of the diocese,” according to the Archdiocese’s website. Upon completion, it will map out Archdiocese reform that is set to occur over the next 10 to 15 years. An estimated 25 participants at Sunday’s reflection session discussed Catholic identity and evangelization. The subdued role of Catholic women and low church approachability were some of the congregational issues identified by participants. Mike Heimbach, facilitator of Sunday’s proceedings and Gesu See Synod, Page 4
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Church of the Gesu parisioners (from left to right) Maureen Uy, Kerry Olivetti and Mark Uy contribute to the first of two special sessions held Oct. 20 in the lower church in preparation for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s 2014 Synod. The second session will be held Oct. 27 also in the lower church.
University president search Amazon to collect forums to begin in November Wisconsin sales tax MUSG and faculty input to be considered by search committee By Caroline Roers
The Presidential Search Committee announced Monday that open forums will take place in November to include Marquette community opinions to guide their search for the next university president. John Ferraro, chair of the search committee, announced in a news brief that the committee is asking the Marquette community for its input about which leadership qualifications are most important in a president. “This is a chance for all of us to help shape the future of this great institution,” Ferraro said in the
news brief. “I hope to hear from many of you as we embark on the process of choosing the best leader for Marquette.” The search committee is reviewing information from the 2010 Presidential Profile that was created after multiple listening sessions and feedback gatherings with the Marquette community. It is asking what parts of the profile are still valid and which parts should be changed. Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communications and marketing said the community perspectives will allow the committee to get a more well rounded perspective of what Marquette hopes to see in the next president. “The search committee wants to engage all Marquette constituents and add their valuable input into the search process,” Dorrington said. “Each group adds an important viewpoint into what makes
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Marquette an extraordinary institution and will help prepare the search committee to identify candidates prepared to lead the university into the future.” Numerous community input sessions will be held to encourage participation in this review. Kristina Ropella, executive associate dean in the College of Engineering, and Stephanie Quade, dean of students in the Office of Student Development, will facilitate the sessions. The faculty session will be 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in Raynor Library Beaumier Suites B and C. The staff session will be noon Nov. 11 in the AMU Ballrooms A and B. Marquette Student Government will host a session for students 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in AMU Ballroom E. The search committee has published forms online for alumni, parents and others who wish to be heard outside of the sessions.
New Kenosha plant to bring $30 million in tax revenues to state By Jason Kurtyka
Wisconsin will become the 14th state in November to collect a sales tax on Amazon purchases made by Wisconsin residents. Amazon, which will open a new distribution center in Kenosha next year, now has the physical presence necessary to allow Wisconsin to compel it to collect taxes on its sales. Wisconsin will collect a 5 percent state sales tax on Amazon purchases. The tax will add about $30 million a year to state revenue, according to the Wisconsin De-
partment of Revenue, coming in conjunction with Gov. Scott Walker’s recent plan to reduce property tax by $100 million over the next two years. Many students turn to Amazon as a cheaper alternative to purchasing textbooks at traditional bookstores. The new tax will influence the cost for Marquette students who originate from Wisconsin. “This new tax is just another obstacle for students looking to buy affordable books,” said Joelle Pietrezak, a junior in the College of Health Sciences. Professor of economics Brian Brush said Amazon and other online retailers have a cost advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers. “Since much of the 5 percent See Amazon, Page 3
Milwaukee pastors offer cash for turned in firearms. PAGE 2
The new Kenosha casino would improve the economy. PAGE 9
Jameel McKay’s sudden transfer leaves questions unanswered. PAGE 11
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Pastors urge MKE to give up its guns Gift cards would be awarded to those who turn in their firearms
Gun-related crimes in Milwaukee
By Matt Kulling
After a summer that saw a rise in gun violence, a group of Milwaukee pastors gathered last week to ask city officials to sponsor a gun buyback program, which they say could remove weapons from the streets and reduce violence in neighborhoods. The pastors asked the city to allot $50,000 in its 2014 budget to start an anonymous gun buyback program that would allow residents to safely turn over their unwanted weapons. Patrons of the buyback program would receive $100 gift cards for giving up handguns and $200 gift cards for giving up assault weapons. The pastors said the buyback could be held at churches in ZIP codes that have the most violence. In a press conference Oct. 14, the Rev. Mose Fuller of St. Timothy Community Baptist Church said he and the group of other pastors are determined to do something about the violence. “If they say no, we’re going to do it anyhow,” Fuller said. “People are tired of the violence.” Fuller also said his church was part of a communitybased gun buyback program in 2005, which collected hundreds of guns. Although Mayor Tom Barrett’s office expressed support for the program proposed by the pastors, the Rev. John McVicker of Christ the King Baptist Church said his group hasn’t received any real support since the group actually sent out the proposal. “There’s been no follow-up, and we feel ignored,” McVicker said. “Those were the politically correct responses, and then they leave and hope that it’s the end of it. We want to shine a spotlight on their apathetic attitude toward the serious plight and social crisis that’s happening within our community. We’re not going to be ignored.”
At 10:36 p.m. two students were in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in the 1400 block of
W. Highland Ave. and were taken into custody by MPD. Upon investigation, two students in McCormick Hall were also found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and were taken into custody by MPD. Oct. 15 Between 1:10 a.m. and 1:29 a.m. unknown person(s) vandalized a wall in Schroeder Hall causing an estimated $20 in damage. Facilities Services was contacted.
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The pastors pointed to past successes in gun buyback programs, such as a program in Camden, N.J., in which authorities collected more than 1,000 guns. The pastors said part of the success of gun buyback programs is the enthusiasm of leaders and the community. Maggie Jonas, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration, said she thinks that although a gun buyback program might seem like a good
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idea, people might take violent action because there is money involved. “I think (gun buyback) is a bad idea because people may resort to violence in order to get more guns and turn them in for cash,” Jonas said. “It could end up causing more problems.” McVicker said he hopes there will be a buyback program in place by the end of the year, and if the city does not provide the funds, the group will look
DPS Reports Oct. 14 Between 7:20 p.m. and 7:54 p.m. a person not affiliated with Marquette reported that unknown person(s) forcibly entered his secured, unattended vehicle and removed property from the vehicle in the 500 block of N. 22nd St. MPD was contacted and the property was later recovered. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $200.
to businesses, individuals and foundations in the community to take up the program. So far this year, according to Milwaukee Police Department reports, homicides by firearms are up by 22 percent, sitting at 67, compared with 55 during the same time in 2012. The number of nonfatal shootings is also up, at 435 compared to 413 last year, an increase of about 5 percent.
Events Calendar Between 2:47 p.m. and 2:48 p.m. an unidentified person attempted to grab a cell phone from a student outside of O’Donnell Hall. The subject left without getting the student’s property. Oct. 16 At 3:06 a.m. DPS observed a person not affiliated with Marquette prowling in the 900 block of N. 15th St. MPD was contacted and took the subject into custody.
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Tuesday 22 Italian Club Bake Sale, Lalumiere Hall, 10 a.m. Colleges Against Cancer at Marquette Qdoba Fundraising Night, Qdoba on 16th & Wells, 5 p.m.
Ragtime, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 23 Spanish Language Luncheon, AMU Ballrooms, 11 a.m. Taco Sale hosted by Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Raynor Bridge, 1:30 p.m. Midwest BikeShare Demo, Discovery World, 4:30 p.m. Jersey Boys, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m.
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Amazon: Wisconsin becomes 14th state to house Amazon facilities sales tax is likely passed on to consumers, the cost advantage has resulted in a significant price advantage for Amazon over those in-state competitors,” Brush said. Felicity Harl, a junior in the College of Nursing and a Milwaukee native said she thinks there will be a winner and loser from this tax. “There are both good and bad aspects to this tax,” Harl said. “It’s role in Walker’s plan to lower property tax is promising, but may adversely affect Amazon’s business.” In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled in Quill Corp. v. North Dakota that states cannot compel out-of-state retailers to collect taxes without the company having a physical presence in the state. Before November, Amazon purchases by Wisconsin residents were not taxable because Amazon did not have a physical presence in Wisconsin. Brush explained that the enforcement of a sales tax takes away Amazon’s advantage over in-state retailers. “Now that Amazon will begin collecting the Wisconsin sales tax on Nov. 1 due to its new physical presence in Kenosha, it will lose that price advantage, and I would expect that its sales to Wisconsin residents would decline somewhat, although it may be more to the benefit of other out-of-state online retailers than it is to brickand-mortar stores.” Brush said. Amazon’s move to open the distribution center comes during a battle in Congress to implement a nationwide sales tax on online purchases. Amazon came out in support of the
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nationwide sales tax, though it battled in the past with states because their tax rates vary, changing customer demand
in those states. The Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act in June, which would allow states to compel
out-of-state vendors to report taxes to a national agency. The bill was presented to the House Judiciary Committee, where it
was stalled by opposition from the committee’s chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va).
Common Application glitches lead to frustration Latest upgrade leaves students, parents in panic in college search By Caroline Roers
The Common Application, which was created as a common forum for prospective college students to apply to dozens of schools at once, was given an upgrade of software and applications this summer to streamline the process of applying for colleges even more. Instead, the digital makeover is causing more headaches than positives with glitches said to be causing students and parents to panic across the country. Marquette and more than 500 academic institutions around the country use the Common Application. “We have a lot of panicked students, parents and counselors right now,” said Robert
Blust, dean of admissions and enrollment planning. “We are working on the issues right now,” Blust said. “We are advising people to simply take a deep breath and trying to calm some nerves. We are working on issues on a case-by-case basis because not every one has the same issue, but at the same time we are trying to fix the system as a whole.” Some of the other issues students are experiencing include website crashes, difficulties logging in, multiple fee charges for a single application, difficulty formatting essays and disappearing information entered on the application. “The first big issue is that the applications weren’t able to lead into the system,” Blust said. “We get the application through an upload. So that was the first major issue. As time has gone on, there have been students who have gotten into the system or getting kicked out,” he said. The Marquette application
deadline isn’t until Dec. 1 and working on his Common AppliBlust said he hopes the major- cation last month, but said he will ity of the issues will be sorted probably submit the Marquette out by then. application instead. “Our December 1 deadline has “There have been a ton of given us a little more time,” he glitches with this new version said. “The main of the Common issue is that a lot App,” Tesfamiof these schools chael said. “Perhave early decisonally, I had sion deadlines a lot of trouble like November making sure ev15 and because erything was we are all in the saved. When I system, we get logged back into affected. We are my account I hopeful that we would sometimes will be in good have trouble seeshape before our ing all the progbig surge the two ress I had previNegassi Tesfamichael, ously made.” weeks before senior at Marquette High School deadline.” “When I do In addition to eventually subhaving a late deadline, Marquette mit my Common App for some of also has two ways for prospective the early deadlines I have to meet, students to submit an application I’ll be worried beyond belief – the Common Application and about whether or not everything the Marquette application. went though,” he continued. Negassi Tesfamichael, a senior Catherine Frehe, a freshat Marquette High School started man in the College of Arts &
When I logged back into my account I would sometimes have trouble seeing all the progress I had previously made.”
Sciences, was surprised when she heard about the issues students are having with the Common App. Frehe used the Common App last year to apply to seven schools at the same time and never had any issues. “I feel really bad for the students who are applying now,” Frehe said. “When I used it it was simple and straightforward. It told me what was completed and what wasn’t. I thought the new updates were supposed to make it even easier, but obviously it didn’t.” As applications continue to pour into Marquette, Blust said he hopes the issues with the Common App will get resolved. “The future is just a little uncertain; we don’t know what is going to happen,” he said. “Even though we have had a lot of applications, there are going to be even more in the next six weeks so we are doing everything to make sure it all is working properly. The Common Application is serving students very well so we are keeping them foremost in our mind.”
“DISOBEDIENCE IS THE TRUE FOUNDATION OF LIBERTY. THE OBEDIENT MUST BE SLAVES.”
–Henry David Thoreau
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Synod: Diocesean forum seeks new perspectives parishioner, emphasized evangelization since the average age of departing Catholics is 23 years old. “Evangelization is about reaching out to those who may have abandoned their faith and conversion within one’s own life, which is an ongoing process,” Heimbach said. “My prayer is that these meetings will inspire a greater fire within each and every one of you.” Session participants filled out feedback forms with their ideas and stances on revision in the Archdiocese. The forms will be reviewed and discussed at the Synod during Pentecost Weekend in June. Heimbach said improvement ideas have come from an assortment of ages, including college students and teenagers. “We’re seeing the church from a variety of different perspectives and that’s what we’re hoping for the remainder of our listening sessions here at Gesu,” Heimbach said. Before stepping down from the papacy last February, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI called for a Year of Faith. In response to his call, the
Archbishop of Milwaukee, Jerome E. Listecki, wrote a pastoral letter titled “Who do you say that I am?” Listecki said his purpose in writing the letter was to lay the groundwork for development of the southeastern Wisconsin Church. “In scripture, Jesus challenged the disciples to answer the question who do you say that I am?” Listecki said in a pre-recorded video message shown during the reflection session. “The real response came from Peter who answered, ‘You are the son of God, the Messiah, the one we pray for.’ Christ’s question inspires us to act differently and by acknowledging Peter’s answer, we are all called to commit ourselves to the work of Jesus Christ.” Similar parish reflection sessions are being held in Catholic churches across Milwaukee in order to gauge the city’s opinions regarding the Archdiocese’s spiritual structure. The next Parish Reflection Session at Gesu is set to take place in the lower church at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 27.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Gender and sexuality surveyed Concern over FemSex cancellation catches attention of MUSG By Joe Kvartunas
Marquette Student Government began surveying students Monday afternoon on gender and sexuality issues at the university, marking the first time MUSG collected survey data specifically on the issue. Executive Vice President Zach Bowman, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Off-Campus Senators Natasha Hansen and Mary McCarthy, seniors in the College of Arts & Sciences, authored the survey in response to concerns raised about university policies on gender and sexuality. Bowman and McCarthy separately identified student concerns brought to MUSG about the university rescinding the honors program’s sponsorship of the FemSex workshop, which covered female sexuality issues. Bowman said some senators
either raised concerns or had concerns brought to them by constituents about the issue. Bowman and McCarthy also referenced concerns raised by Claire Van Fossen, a graduate student and organizer of the workshop, to the Higher Learning Commission sight visit team at an open forum for students Sept. 30. Hansen said Van Fossen had concerns about a lack of transparency on the part of the university administration about why sponsorship was rescinded. “Claire Van Fossen, who is one of the primary organizers of (FemSex), brought it up in front of the HLC administrators and they asked her if student government was doing anything about it,” Bowman said. “I don’t believe at the time she was aware that we had been working on it in the background.” Bowman, Hansen and McCarthy later decided that it would be worthwhile to explore student opinion on gender and sexuality issues at Marquette, and wrote the survey to investigate the subject. “The survey isn’t focusing on
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Skydive Milwaukee offers thrills at 15,000 feet above the city By Claire Nowak
I am not an adrenaline junkie. I fake upset stomachs to avoid roller coaster rides. I speed-walk across 10th Street every morning for fear of being hit by a car, in spite of a reassuring walk sign. But when I’m free falling through the air at 15,000 feet, I am at peace. The first time you skydive feels a bit like falling in love, only “falling” is a bit more literal. So as unlikely as those close to me might have thought the prospect, this weekend I found myself skydiving for the second time in my life. From the secluded county roads of East Troy, Skydive Milwaukee hardly looks as exciting as the services it advertises – a gray ranch-style building with a dozen cars parked on the front lawn – yet it has been witness to thousands of jumps. Since 1963, the members of the sport parachute club Sky Knights have owned and operated the drop zone, training first jump students and giving experienced jumpers a place to do what they love. After checking in, I move to the backyard where 10 jumpers climb into a plane stalled thirty yards away, preparing for their next dive. I walk over to meet the other people in my load, and Rick Helm introduces himself as my tandem instructor. Rick has been jumping at Skydive Milwaukee for nine years, making more than 1,000 dives last year alone. Like most enthusiasts of the sport, his first skydive started as a dare. “My buddy and I were driving past (Skydive Milwaukee), and
he said, ‘Oh, we should go skydiving’ as a joke,” Rick explains. “I said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it!’ and he said, ‘No, you weren’t supposed to say that.’” He takes me to a prep room, where I slide into a bright red jump suit and a hat to cover my ears, on account of the cold October wind that shows no chance of warming with altitude. He gives me a rundown of my duties for the jump: cross my arms over my chest until we exit the plane, extend them and arch my back during free fall, and relax the rest of the way down. All we have to do now is wait for the plane. Andy Riggs is as enthusiastic as I am about my skydiving endeavors, since his radio commercials for Skydive Milwaukee initially sparked my interest. Now that he has his A license – the first of four levels of skydiving licenses – he jumps every week, somehow managing to squeeze in his morning radio show, “Wes, Riggs and Alley,” on 103.7 KISS FM. “You can’t (describe skydiving),” he explains, “because it’s like the greatest and most terrifying thing you’ll ever do. … Once you land on the ground, you look up and you think, ‘How did I get down here? Oh, I jumped out of an airplane. That’s pretty awesome. Let’s go do it again!’”
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Reporter Claire Nowak poses with skydive instructor, Rick Helm, before a dive just outside of Milwaukee.
The plane finally arrives. Rick and I climb in, followed by Riggs and the five other jumpers in our load. When we take off, I lurch forward from the near-vertical ascent. Cars and houses disappear and plots of land make a giant checkerboard on the earth below. As the plane continues to climb, the cold air makes it hard-
er to breathe. Soon, Rick hooks me up to his harness, puts goggles over my eyes and reassures me, “You’re not going anywhere without me.” Riggs looks back and gives me a fist-bump for good luck. The door opens. The other divers leave one by one. Rick and I are the last to jump. My feet dangle over the side of the plane. A split second of doubt crosses my mind, as I begin to comprehend what I am about to do. Before I have time to hesitate, we fall. We must be moving, since the wind is whipping past my face and freezing my fingers, but the world appears to stand still. I am suspended in time. After a 40-second free fall, Rick opens the parachute, and I get a chance to survey my surroundings. The cities below look like part of a vast oil paintings. Milwaukee peaks out through a foggy haze 30 miles away. On a clear day, even the Chicago skyline is visible.
After a mere seven minutes, we are back on the ground, recovering from a rush of adrenaline and ecstasy. Skydiving’s most frequent criticismmostis the risk of fatality or injury. If a cord snaps or a parachute fails to open, there’s only so much you can do to prevent an unwelcome meeting with the ground. Despite the rarity of such unfortunate malfunctions, every jumper is ready and willing to take that risk for love of the sport. “There’s always the fact that you might die, but you might die doing anything,” Riggs says. “You could pull out of the parking lot and get hit by a drunk driver or somebody that’s not paying attention driving. We’re all gonna die in some way, but if I die skydiving, I die doing something I love.” From the picturesque views to the sensations of flying, this extreme sport intrigues me, as it has so many others before.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Getting sucked into a Tennessee tourist trap
Erin Heffernan The Smoky Mountains are in rare form this time of year, colored with golds, reds and lingering greens, but tucked in the rolling hills, Gatlinburg, Tenn. is in even rarer (and much louder) form. This past weekend I discovered that Gatlinburg and neighboring Pigeon Forge are meccas of southern tourist-trapdom. Home to Dollywood, multiple live-action Bible theaters, the Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers, Cooter’s Dukes of Hazzard Museum and about a million airbrush T-shirt stands, Gatlinburg sits in the hills of the Smokies like an island oasis of go-karts and mildly offensive T-shirts. What stayed with me returning to Wisconsin, is the remarkable way the natural beauty of Smoky Mountains National Park interacts with this resolutely, proudly artificial wonderland (or hell, depending on where you stand) to create two worlds of American tourism. I went into Gatlinburg without significant preparation. I was along on a family trip, tagging on with one of my roommates. We left expecting a weekend in
the mountains complete with plenty of hiking and nature (and we did get a decent helping of both.) But what we weren’t fully prepared for was the second half of Smokies tourism— the southern, more ostentatious Wisconsin Dells, the Orlando of Tennessee—Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in all their glory. The town of Gatlinburg has exploded in recent years with newer and bigger attractions flooding the city, growing its population and economic prosperity. Tourists can go see attractions like the Guinness World of Records Museum, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, the World of Illusions (which personally sounds like it was invented by G.O.B. Bluth), the Hollywood Wax Museum and a campy replica of the Titanic (replete with mini, unthreatening iceberg.) Dinner theater also seems to be a booming attraction with competing shows vying for a spot on the tourist gravy-train with the Comedy Barn, Biblical Times Dinner Theater—which includes a singing angel projected on flat screens and biblical sword fights— and Lumberjack Feud with beflanneled men balancing on spinning logs with chainsaws and completing other fetes of woodsman skill all in the colorful mix. On the main strip of shops there stands a sea of cheap motels, candy stores, novelty shops, gun stores flying Confederate flags and a trend of “As Seen on TV” stores that are exactly what they sound like. There is also a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum—
standard for any town like this—and a Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Ripley’s Moving Theater, Ripley’s Super Fun Zone, Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze and Candy Factory and Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, which seems more than a bit excessive. Based off the throngs of tourists entering each attraction, the Ripley’s district must rack in ungodly gobs of money. As my roommate and trip-buddy, Mary, whispered in my ear as we walked down the street, “looks like a rip-off believe it or not.” If that wasn’t enough to paint the picture of Gatlinburg’s particular flavor of tourism, I think there is one persona that works to fully encapsulate the mix of shameless glitz and concurrent celebration of southern roots. Dolly Parton’s Dollywood is joined with many bordering Dolly-themed restaurants, attractions and stores that capitalize on the name (the most memorable of which was Lid’l Dolly’s, which in fact sells pageant-like costumes for little girls.) The figure of Dolly Parton became central in my mind as I tried to digest what I saw and work to understand, and even appreciate, Gatlinburg. At first, when you see both Dolly and the home of her themepark, you can’t help but judge the cheesiness, artificiality and guiltless embrace of glitter—but I have found the more time you spend with both, the more you find yourself less judgmental and even, dare I say, charmed. The great thing about them is that there is a sense that they get
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their own joke. There is a selfawareness and strain of unpretentious fun that in its embrace of artificiality actually, paradoxically comes off authentic. Dolly is who she is, blonde dye-job and all, and she has a feisty independence that says she doesn’t answer to anyone. On one level Dolly appeals to my deep appreciation of camp and kitsch, but on another I just love the way she sings and appreciate her take on a tradition of emotional southern torch songs with tunes like “I Will Always Love You.” Sometimes, and often on this trip, my impulse was to categorize the nature-oriented tourism as a more pure and true vision of what America is supposed to be— for spacious skies and whatnot. But Dolly Parton and Gatlinburg are just as deeply American, for better or worse. The joy in manufactured glitz offers a vision of a culture that chops down airs, isn’t afraid to self-parody and may even offer
kernels of a kind of greatness and continuing identity. As much as I often give the cheesy aesthetic a hard time, Parton’s “Jolene” has played on my iPod ten times since I returned to Wisconsin, I actually wish I had gone to the lumberjack show and Gatlinburg appeared to me in a new light. It’s overblown, yes. Over-thetop, certainly. But it knows what it is and flaunts it with a certain unabashed flair. I love that one trip in America can involve both the wilderness of the Smokies and the spectacle of Gatlinburg, just as on the road there I can listen to both Dolly Parton and more “tasteful” indie rock. In time, I’ve come to see it’s ok to appreciate them both.
Erin Heffernan is a senior studying writing intensive English and political science. Email her with comments or suggestions at erin.heffernan@marquette. edu.
‘Carrie’ remake ups the bloody ante for new audience Pierce improves upon De Palma’s 1976 horror cult classic By Hannah Byron Special to the Tribune
It’s difficult when a classic film is remade. Most fail to stand apart and are never judged independently. But despite the odds, I found the remake of the famous 1976 horror film “Carrie” stands up to the original. Before I saw the 2013 version of “Carrie,” I watched the original and was disappointed to find it didn’t live up to its reputation as a horror cult favorite. I was told over and over how this film was a classic, how Carrie White was an iconic character and how the film was based off a Stephen King novel. Doesn’t that mean it should be good? Perhaps my lackluster response to the original is generational, not growing up with the film in the ‘70s. That’s probably why audiences of today will be able enjoy to the remake of “Carrie” even more than what I found to be a nonthreatening predecessor. If you haven’t seen the
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Poster for the 1976 film
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original, “Carrie” is the sad tale of the shy and socially awkward Carrie White, played in the new film by Chlöe Grace Moretz (“Kick Ass,” “Hugo”), who is subjected to isolation and bullying at school. The abuse continues at home, this time from her religious mother Margaret White, played by Julianne Moore (“The Kids are Alright,” “Game Change”). But when Carrie is asked to the prom by popular jock, Tommy Ross, newcomer Ansel Elgort, she discovers the power of telekinesis and her outlook begins to change.
All seems fine, until bully Chris Hargensen, played by Portia Doubleday (“Youth in Revolt”), takes a cruel prank too far, and Carrie breaks. Carrie releases her lashes out on her peers and, famously, makes prom a true night to remember. The remake of “Carrie” is similar to the 1976 version in structure and even parts of the dialogue. But what causes thenew take to stand apart is the way director Kimberly Pierce (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “StopLoss”) focuses on enhancing the development of Carrie’s power, adding goriness to the
epic prom scene and highlighting Moore’s different adaptation of Margaret White. The remake expands on Carrie’s telekinetic abilities, showing more scenes of Carrie exploring her newly discovered power by manipulating the movement of a flag and various objects in her room. These scenes effectively build suspense and allow audiences to see Carrie’s growing control over her power. The remake is also more visceral when Carrie finally snaps and lets revenge loose upon her peers at the prom. This was the ultimate test to show the differences between original director Brian De Palma and Pierce’s versions of “Carrie.” With the latest technology and special effects, the infamous graphic prom scene in the latest film looks more realistic and bloodier than ever. The blood that splashes upon Carrie is much darker and less like paint. The way Carrie kills her tormentors becomes more graphic as well when bleachers collapse, gowns are inflamed and students are trampled and stabbed to death by high heels and thrown against glass. Moore’s performance and adaptation of the religious extremist-mother brings a new perspective beyond that of
Piper Laurie’s original take on the role.While Laurie portrayed Carrie’s mother as theatrical, speaking loudly, shouting out bible verses and begging Carrie to repent her sins, the approach Moore took was more subtle, yet just as effective and disturbing. Moore played Margaret White as a quiet extremist who hastily whispers her threats to Carrie. This approach made Moore’s few moments of rage a surprise, with each scene more terrifying, deranged and eerie. While I doubt the remake surpasses the original, both films are not what I would call, traditionally scary. It isn’t the I-amso-scared-I-am-going-to-sleepwith-the-lights-on type of horror movie. But I would recommend “Carrie’s” more creepy, suspenseful take on horror for viewers who are apprehensive about scary movies. The film is both chilling and gripping, but manages to gently introduce new and anxious audiences into the horror genre. The popular slogan that comes with the story, “You will know her name,” still stands to be true, as generations of today will now know Carrie White and will perhaps, like me, better connect with a modern take on the classic.
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The Marquette Tribune Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A response to service trip criticism
Advisers and advisees share blame for advising problems Student satisfaction with advising at Marquette
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Our view: Both students and advisers are responsible for advising shortfalls. The university should fix the advising framework to better serve student needs. Monday marks the beginning of “Advising Week,” a week during which all students are supposed to meet with their advisers to discuss their schedules for the following semester, yet many do not. Advising reform is not a new topic on Marquette’s campus. Marquette Student Government President Sam Schultz campaigned for reform, as has Richard Holz, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. Yet, the problem persists. According to a 2011 Marquette Student Government survey, nearly one in five students in the College of Arts & Sciences were dissatisfied with their advising experiences, and the College of Arts & Sciences had the highest approval rating in the university at 80 percent. The College of Communication and the College of Education had approval ratings of 66 percent and 58 percent, respectively. The university as a whole maintains an advising approval rate of 74 percent. More than one in four students is dissatisfied with their advising experience and nothing has yet been done to fix the problem. One glaring example of bad advising is the case of Patrick Manner, a 44-year-old undergraduate student who decided to come to Marquette last year to complete his undergraduate degree. Manner said he hoped to enter Marquette’s Physician’s Assistant graduate program and was assigned an adviser in the College of Health Sciences. Manner said his adviser told him he would be able to apply to the PA program with the GPA he accumulated during his time at Marquette. When he applied, he said he was told that his cumulative GPA would include the GPA from his previous undergraduate experience from 25 years ago, making both his GPA too low and him ineligible to apply for graduate school. Manner said he was told he would be required to take at least 70 credit hours — or two more years — to raise his GPA high enough to be eligible for the PA program. “Not being able to apply is costing me two additional years of my life, if I pursue this,” Manner said. “It’s two additional years that I won’t be earning an income, two more years of my time in general.” As a result of the advising fiasco, Manner said he switched to a public relations major because he could not afford to spend two more years in undergrad and another three in the PA program on top of that. Laurie Goll, academic adviser in the
College of Health Sciences, said Manner’s adviser has since left the university. Interim Provost Margaret Callahan said she cannot comment on student academic data. Poor advising costs students time and money that they can not afford to lose as the economic recovery slowly continues. While advising reform is obviously on the university docket, it is not something that can wait to be addressed. Students are getting nearer to graduation dates every day and many are unsure if they fulfilled all the requirements to receive their diplomas. There are a number of initiatives the university could take to fix its advising problems. Faculty advising does have its advantages, namely professional experience in the field and access to professional contacts. However, students in all colleges should have access to a team of full time advisers. Currently, the only college to have full-time advisers is the College of Arts & Sciences, and they are only assigned to students who have not yet declared a major. DePaul University in Chicago, the largest Catholic university in the United States, has professional, full-time advisers in each of its seven colleges. Marquette should follow this method. Each student should be assigned a faculty adviser with whom they would be able to get career advice from in addition to a professional adviser that would focus on the completion of academic requirements. The university cannot hold sole blame for students’ dissatisfaction with the advising process, even if the framework initiates many of the problems. Students need to go into advising sessions as they would a study session or an interview – prepared with questions and a rudimentary knowledge of what they need to accomplish. College is a time of growing independence and self-discovery. Therefore, students need to take responsibility for their futures and be prepared going into advising sessions. The university should advertise this as they send out notifications for advising week. Furthermore, if students are dissatisfied with advising, they ought to seek second opinions from other faculty members. While this would be much easier if all students had access to professional advisers, the lack of professional advisers should not stop students from taking the initiative themselves. The university needs to revamp the way that it advises students, and students need not rely on the university to ensure their future academic success. Both students and the university should be more responsible for their respective part in the advising process.
Helen Hillis The trickiest thing about writing a column is that it is your voice reading it, not mine, despite my name under the headline. Two weeks ago, I wrote a column reflecting on the effectiveness of volunteer service trips. In the days that followed, I received a substantial amount of feedback from the Marquette community. After listening and reading to several people’s comments, it became evident that I did not clearly articulate my argument. Because of the large volume of responses, I would like publicly address the main points of discussion around my column. Why are you condemning all of these wellintended people? It would be difficult for me to name a friend at Marquette who has not participated in a service trip. I intended to highlight that many people participate in service trips without considering the best possible way to have an affect on a community, and that is the issue. In my experience, several of those who participate do so without regard for what would be best for the local community. I recognize there are exceptions to this, but I can only draw conclusions based on my personal experience. By no means do I think these individuals lack good intentions. Helen, building houses can be a meaningful experience. There is no doubt in my mind that individuals who spend a week in a community different from their own, regardless of the activity, have a meaningful experience. My focus is on the community served. To have an affect on the socioeconomic success of a community, projects should be based on empowerment. Building houses will help — people need places to live and go to school— however, my argument is that a group of high school or college students is not the most efficient way to achieve this success. Building a home can empower a family as a starting point; or a school can drive education. My point is not that building these structures is pointless, instead, I believe that resources would be better used investing in programs that would work to further develop the education, and consequently the employment possibilities of locals. In my column, I gave the example of a construction worker using his expertise to serve a community, that of course would be through something like a house, school or hospital. Groups of students, friends or church members, should absolutely continue to participate in service trips. But their focus should be on activities and programs that will empower the community in the long term. Perhaps they spend the months prior to a trip learning the essentials for constructing a home, then during their trip teach the homeowners how to efficiently and effectively do the same. There are other organizations that work to empower communities. Yes, there are! In fact, while writing my column I did a decent amount of research on the Global Brigades programs. These programs are essentially modeled exactly like my argument of what a service trip should
be: empowering local communities through services that best utilize the skill sets of volunteers. In no way do I believe all service organizations are inefficient and ignorant to the long term needs of communities. Helen, you’re a hypocrite. MARDI GRAS is the exact same thing as any service trip that builds houses. MARDI GRAS is unique in that we continue to return to the same community and work with the same people, four times a year for the past several years. Not all of our projects repeat interactions. In fact, many of our projects work on abandoned homes with no one there to talk to. Where the MARDI GRAS experience stands out is in the ability to form lasting, meaningful relationships with homeowners whom we see every trip. That’s not to say that someone who goes on a service trip to Mexico for two weeks cannot build a relationship, but MARDI GRAS’ return to the same community again and again facilitates these relationships and strengthens them over time. I see MARDI GRAS as a powerful cultural exchange. It is a different category of trip, not one that necessarily aims to empower, but instead focuses of social issues. It is difficult to address this because discussing racial divides is taboo in our country. But that’s a big part of what MARDI GRAS does. MARDI GRAS is an opportunity to participate in a dialogue that addresses some issues regarding interracial relations we face in our county. By no means does MARDI GRAS resolve these issues, but even bringing them to light among Marquette students is an important step. We do this through our work with homeowners; we establish a community. Our community is strong because people return on future trips. These relationships and this discussion is made even stronger when homeowners participate in our group reflections. These dialogues provide powerful experiences for me regarding the discussion of racial divides. MARDI GRAS started as an organization aiming to rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina, similar to those with which I take issue. Through many years and dozens of trips, we established a community in New Orleans. MARDI GRAS uses building houses as a way to cultivate a community and consequently, has become an organization whose greatest impact is social, not physical. One could argue it would be more efficient for MARDI GRAS to stay in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is one of the most segregated cities in the country. Both Marquette students and Milwaukee residents would benefit from a dialogue and community similar to the one we have in New Orleans. However, it is important to note that Hurricane Katrina was an excuse for Marquette students to visit the New Orleans community. Simply walking into a community and assuming you will be able to open a dialogue about social issues is unrealistic. It takes time, trust and respect from both parties. Yes, sometimes there are people who participate in MARDI GRAS and do not have this experience. However, the ability to come back time and time again provides opportunities to build this community and share these important dialogues. Services trips are valuable. One day we must arrive at a point where these trips are not necessary. The sustainable way to do that is to empower communities for the long-term. Helen Hillis is a senior studying international affairs and Spanish. Email Helen with any comments or suggesttions at email@example.com.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Hitting the jackpot with a new casino in Kenosha
Eric Oliver Smoke fills the air as five angry, balding men sit around a table as a quiet disgruntled dealer hands out cards. One of them mumbles about how you’re not playing the game correctly. Welcome to Potawatomi Bingo Casino. These 21+ meccas had such mystique when I was younger. The shiny, noisy slot machines, the green felt covered tables, the excitement when someone wins, they were all things that I always eyed wondrously. On my 21st birthday I went down to Potawatomi and practically sprinted to
the door. I showed the guard my driver’s license, he wished me a happy birthday, and I went down the escalator ready to strike it rich. Now, almost a year later, the last place I want to be is the casino. I didn’t lose any money, in fact I made some, but the allure and magic it held for me when I was younger disappeared. In its place is a smoke filled, cranky allusion of a place I once held in such grandeur. Gov. Scott Walker is issuing his decision Tuesday on the Menominee tribe’s casino proposal in Kenosha. The governor is reportedly seeking the approval of all of the Wisconsin tribes before he issues his final decision. The Forest County Potawatomi and the Ho-Chunk Nation are the only two tribes that are withholding approval, both stating that the new casino would hurt their current businesses. The fact is the casino is going to stimulate the economy and the state of Wisconsin. An article on WUWM said the coalition “Enough Already” believes the influx in legalized gaming in the state will
create an unstable economy where the four tribes with casinos would be in intense profit-sharing battles. That couldn’t be further from the truth. The project has an almost unanimous backing, even gaining the support of one of the other “casino tribes” – the Oneida. Project planners believe the completed casino will generate 5,000 jobs, according to WUWM. The U.S. Department of the Interior gave approval to the project and, according to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the losses projected by the Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk tribes will not occur. Frank Fantini said to WUWM that the areas surrounding Kenosha, Lake County, Ill., and Milwaukee make up approximately 2.9 million people. That puts the Kenosha casino in an area similar to St. Louis that sustains $1 billion per year in gambling revenue, something he sees happening here if the casino is approved. The casino will do nothing but benefit the Wisconsin economy by creating jobs and attracting tourists. Although the casino would be nontaxable, the individuals employed by the tribe and the Native
Americans living off-reservation could still be taxed. The state can and should approve another casino. The casino is primed for an untapped market, and the negative consequences are low. If Wisconsin doesn’t do it, Illinois likely will. Not only will the casino raise tourist rates, but the employment opportunities it will offer are second to none. The Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously on a resolution to Gov. Scott Walker to reject the proposal. The city feels that the proposed casino is going to take business from the City of Milwaukee and bring it to Kenosha. That will happen, yes. People may take some of their business to Kenosha. For the first few years that the Kenosha casino is open, there will be fluctuations in business, but eventually the economy will stabilize and both Kenosha and Milwaukee will reap the benefits of the increased tourism. Eric Oliver is a senior studying journalism and writing intensive English. Email Eric with any comments or suggestions at email@example.com.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Men stay perfect against PC Bennett II’s 73rd minute goal lifts MU to 5-0 in Big East By Andrew Dawson
Saturday’s match against Providence may not have been the prettiest win of the season, but the No. 20 Marquette men’s soccer team managed to stay perfect in the Big East this weekend with a 1-0 victory. Marquette did not look like itself in Rhode Island. The Golden Eagles were outshot for the second time this season with an 1810 shot differential. The team only put up two shots in the first half, the lowest in a single half all season. The low shot totals were not enough to stop the attack though as the golden opportunity arose late in the match. In the 73rd minute, senior defender Paul Dillon sent junior forward Kelmend Islami up the left touchline. Islami took a few dribbles and attempted to split the defenders and tapped the ball to charging freshman midfielder Louis Bennett II. Bennett II took a shot from the top of the 18 and his high arching shot found its way over the goalie’s head and dipped into the back of the net. “We got it forward to the line to Kelmend and he did a good job of cutting inside, which we try to work on in practice and he laid it off perfectly for me at the top of the box and it just kind of came down to me finishing and putting it on target,” Bennett II said. From then on, it was a bitter fight to the end. The Friars offense went on a tear trying to find an equalizer, and nearly did in the final minute. Two late corners for Providence required saves from redshirt junior goalkeeper Charlie Lyon, and he kept the ball out of the net to fend off the late rally. The tough road contest proved taxing as Marquette used 17 players in the tilt. Junior forward Sebastian Jansson and freshman defender Jake Taylor returned to
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Junior goalkeeper Charlie Lyon made two important late saves on Providence corner kicks to preserve the 1-0 victory and his seventh clean sheet.
action this weekend after missing the last two matches due to injuries. The defense did not see many personnel changes. The only defensive substitute was Taylor, who normally shares time with Dillon. The two had quite the workload Saturday with all the shots; nevertheless, the backline held off the attack with the help of some great goalkeeping from
Lyon to record his seventh clean sheet of the season. “We defended really well,” junior defender Brady Wahl said. “We defended really well as a whole unit and anytime you hold a team to no goals, all 10 field players and the goalie were defending well. I think its credit to the whole group.” With the win, Marquette stays undefeated in league play and
moves up to 15 points, five ahead of second place Georgetown. The team’s performance in Big East play is nice to have in a tough league, but coach Louis Bennett says that at the end of the day, they are just taking it one game at a time and want to win as many games as possible. “Numerically we can’t get any better,” Bennett said. “I don’t think that will place a lot of
emphasis, we definitely try to get as many goals as we can. Our target is to win the championship, second is to make sure we get to PPL Park, and win as many games as possible. So if you add all those things up, we’re on track.” A busy week awaits the team as they travel to St. John’s Wednesday night and then face No. 10 Georgetown at home Saturday.
MUBB line up changes following transfer, injury Milwaukee native transfers without playing a game By Trey Killian
Fall break is normally a time of relaxation after midterms, but for the Marquette men’s basketball team, it was anything but. Junior college transfer Jameel McKay announced via Twitter Thursday that he would transfer from Marquette. Later that day, recruit Marial Shayok announced that he would join the Golden Eagles as a member of the 2014 recruiting class. Monday, Marquette lost
freshman guard Duane Wilson for several weeks with an injury. Wilson was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left leg and will miss the start of the season. “[He] will be evaluated on a consistent basis, but is expected to miss multiple weeks during the rehabilitation process,” a news release from the athletic department said. After participating in Marquette Madness less than a week earlier, McKay tweeted that his decision resulted from discussion with his family and that there were “no hard feelings” toward the Marquette coaching staff and fans. McKay came to the Golden Eagles from Indian Hills Community College, the same school that produced former Marquette guard
Dwight Buycks. The 6-foot-8 forward was expected by many to be the next in a lineage of successful junior college players under coach Buzz Williams. “We are thankful for the trust of Jameel, his family and all of his coaches prior to his arrival here,” Williams said. “We wish Jameel all the best.” Shayok will hopefully be the Golden Eagles’ next great Canadian-born player after Junior Cadougan, who graduated last year. The Ottawa, Ontario native plays high school ball at Blair Academy in New Jersey where he led the Buccaneers in nearly every category during his junior season. Additionally, he competed as a member of the Canadian Junior Men’s National Team over the summer.
The 6-foot-6 Shayok received offers from Minnesota, Rutgers, West Virginia and LaSalle, according to ESPN, and was heavily targeted by fellow Big East program Providence. Shayok is touted by ESPN as the 27th best small forward in the country, though he currently plays guard at Blair. Blair coach Joe Mantegna describes Shayok as “one of the most versatile and efficient guards in American high school basketball today.” “After visiting Virginia, Providence and Marquette, Marial had to make a very difficult decision between three very fine schools and basketball programs,” Mantegna told NJ.com. “I am not sure he could have made a bad decision. Our
coaching staff and his teammates are very happy for him and ready to get on with the season without any recruiting distractions.” After Shayok’s verbal commitment, the Golden Eagles have one scholarship remaining for the 2014 class and are expected to fill the spot with more size in the frontcourt. The USA Today poll, released Friday, provided some good news for Marquette fans. The Golden Eagles start the season at No. 17 with the AP poll soon to come. This came two days after the Big East coaches picked Marquette to win the newly-aligned conference and senior Davante Gardner was selected to the preseason all-Big East first team.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Barber, Bailey smack DePaul
Sudden McKay transfer raises several questions
Shymansky deploys new hitter rotation of five freshman in win By Patrick Leary
After suffering a difficult defeat at Creighton last Sunday, the Marquette women’s volleyball team blitzed DePaul Saturday. The Golden Eagles swept the Blue Demons 25-19, 25-18, 25-19 in a dominating bounce back performance. “After Creighton, we sat down as a team and broke down why we thought we played as poorly as we did,” redshirt freshman middle hitter Meghan Niemann said. “We started really connecting and getting that competitive edge we didn’t have against Creighton.” Marquette started fast in both of the first two sets. It jumped out to a 5-0 lead in each frame and didn’t look back. There were no lead changes or ties in sets one or two. The third set posed a different challenge. After DePaul tied the frame at 11, neither team led by more than one point until Marquette went up 21-19. The Golden Eagles finished the sweep with 6-0 run, and fought through two DePaul timeouts in the process. “Any time you can win in conference in three, you’ve got to do it,” assistant coach Jason Allen said. “We knew the fight that they had, so we knew they weren’t going to go away in that third set.” Allen and co. knew all about DePaul’s fight from the Sept. 28 match that Marquette won in five sets in Chicago. Both sets won by DePaul in that match had winning scores higher than 25. “Tonight we were really focused on finishing at the end and having that mentality to go all the way through the game,” Niemann said. “It was huge that we put a couple of points on them at the end to finish out the match.” Marquette deployed five freshman at hitter positions, with Nele Barber and Autumn Bailey playing outside, Niemann and Teal Schnurr (who made her NCAA debut) up the middle, and Jackie Kocken, typically a middle hitter, on the right side. Barber
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Freshman outside hitter Autumn Bailey had a game-high 14 kills Saturday.
and Bailey led the offense with 12 and 14 kills respectively and Barber was named Big East Freshman of the Week. “I felt really confident in the competitive effort we gave all week in practice,” coach Bond Shymansky said. “I knew that if we had that kind of mentality going into the match, that being a little young wasn’t going to hurt us. I thought the young ones did well.” Shymansky made adjustments to the rotation after Lindsey Gosh suffered a foot injury during practice that week. Gosh missed a match against USC earlier in the season with a knee injury. Shymansky said she is day-to-day. Senior setter Elizabeth Koberstein contributed to the offense in a way she previously hadn’t in her Marquette career. In addition to her standard 36 assists, she added a career-high eight kills on nine attempts (.889). “My coaches have been stressing that all year,” Koberstein said. “In the scouting report, we knew that they were going to
commit block a lot. When I was in the front row, I knew that I would be open.” At one point in the match, DePaul setter Colleen Smith fooled Marquette by tipping the ball down for a kill while facing away from the net. Smith and her team celebrated raucously. On the very next play, Koberstein mimicked Smith, returning the favor with an over-the-head kill of her own. “I was pissed that she scored on it,” Koberstein said. “My coach Jackie Simpson was mad too. If she’s going to score on it, I’m going to score on it too. None of that in my gym.” Marquette will need that kind of competitive fire, as it hosts three conference matches next weekend, including a Friday night rematch with Creighton. “There’s no way that I can sit back and say we’ve got it figured out,” Shymansky said. “Our team will be ready to get kicked around pretty hard in practice all week to get ready for Creighton when they want to come in here and kick us around too.”
Eleven days ago, I sunk into a folding chair on the court of the Al McGuire Center next to Marquette junior forward Jameel McKay. McKay and I talked for roughly four minutes. The 6-foot-8-inch transfer from Indian Hills Community College thought he would fit in well with Marquette’s deep and experienced frontcourt. He felt his rebounding would complement the offense of Davante Gardner and defense of Chris Otule down low. McKay showed the most passion when he talked, rather, gushed about how it would feel to play in front of his hometown fans for the first time as a collegiate athlete. The Milwaukee native starred at Pulaski High School and told me he found the opportunity to play here again “hard to turn down.” But somehow, all of that changed. Thursday, McKay took to Twitter (@ShowTime_McKay) to break the news. “After a long talk with family I will be transferring from MU great place and program now I’m looking forward to searching for a new Home.” He continued in a second tweet, “I appreciate the coaching staff and fans no hard feeling at all GoodLuck to them this year!” Six days after McKay sat with me at media day and raved about how excited he was to play for Buzz and the Golden Eagles, he chose to give all of that up and transfer. How could that have happened? Playing time must have been a major factor. Jamil Wilson should play at least thirty minutes per game at the four for Marquette this
year. With Gardner slimmed down a bit, he should see an increase in his minutes as well. If Steve Taylor’s recovery from off-season knee surgery continues to progress, he could see the majority of the backup big man minutes. Maybe McKay saw that and felt he wouldn’t play enough. As Michael Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, McKay was behind Wilson, Gardner, Otule and Taylor on Marquette’s depth chart. But looking at 2014-15, that theory starts to crack. By next season, Otule, Gardner and Wilson will have moved on, leaving just Taylor and maybe Juan Anderson in the Golden Eagles frontcourt. McKay, if he lived up to his junior college All-American billing, would have found plenty of post minutes on that team. Could Marquette’s incoming freshman class for 2014-15 have factored into McKay’s decision? After all, the four commits stand between 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-7 and the most recent, 6-foot-6 Canadian forward Marial Shayok, announced his intentions later the same day. McKay probably had some inkling that announcement was coming. However, if he knew anything about how freshmen typically fit into Buzz Williams’ program, he would not have felt nervous about his role next season, provided he did something to assert himself this year. So what drove McKay away from the program he was seemingly so excited to play for? We may never get a straight answer, but some sort of irreparable conflict with Williams over 2013-14 playing time seems the likeliest of explanations. Regardless of why he left, Marquette will have to move forward down one big man before the season even begins. Patrick Leary is a junior in the college of communication. Email him at patrick. firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @patrickkleary .
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
2 wins propel women to 7-0 Junior goalkeeper Engel extends shutout streak with 1-0 wins By Kyle Doubrava
If there is one constant for the Marquette women’s soccer team this fall, it’s the team’s stifling defense. The Golden Eagles’ backline was recently tested again, but Marquette prevailed with a pair of 1-0 road victories at Seton Hall and DePaul. Freshman midfielder Liz Bartels scored the game-winner in the 46th minute at Seton Hall for her fourth goal of the season. Junior midfielder Mary Luba netted the lone goal in the 43rd minute of the DePaul match, her seventh this year. “At the end of the day, we have to be happy with 1-0,” coach Markus Roeders said. “Winning on the road is just difficult, very difficult. I’m happy about (being) 2-0, that was our goal.” Marquette improves to 7-00 in the conference, with two matches remaining. The Golden Eagles can be crowned Big East regular season champions with their next win or a Georgetown loss. The team’s defense is key to its success. The Golden Eagles have not allowed a goal in their last 401 minutes of play. The last goal they conceded came Oct. 3 against St. John’s. Sophomore goalie Amanda Engel established herself as one of the elite keepers in the nation, leading Marquette to eight shutouts thus far. “(Protecting the goal) is always something I think about,” Engel said. “It’s one of my main focuses during games, especially against all these Big East teams. It’s not easy.” The Marquette offense faced a stiff challenge from two defensive-minded programs. Seton Hall entered the match
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The Marquette bench celebrates yet another victory. The defense and goalkeeper Amanda Engel have not conceded for 401 minutes.
allowing 0.57 goals per game at home and DePaul surrendered only three goals in its previous seven contests. That didn’t deter the Golden Eagles from playing attacking soccer. Marquette outshot the Pirates and Blue Demons by a combined 38-21 margin. Roeders said the team did not play up to its usual level of efficiency on the offensive end. “The old cliché that we had to grind it out, without a doubt, would be a perfect fit,” Roeders said. Marquette scored at opportune moments. Bartels’ quick score out of halftime allowed the team to gain momentum after neither squad could get much started, and Luba’s goal at DePaul to close the first half gave Marquette optimism heading into the break. A win Sunday at home against Providence would lock in Marquette as the top seed in the Big East Tournament and give it a first-round bye.
“We want to be able to not only win the league but also have an undefeated season,” Engel said. “We basically need to not really focus on it and just kind of go out and play our game and play the way we know we need to play to get the job done.” A first-round bye won’t be the only thing working in the Golden Eagles favor, as the tournament will be at Valley Fields. The team won’t play another road match until after the Big East Tournament with Marquette’s final two regular season contests at home. “We’ve done well at home,” Roeders said. “We’re undefeated at home and we have a chance to keep that streak as well. I think all the doors that we’ve had the chance to open, as we exit the season, so far we’ve been able to open them. Hopefully we can keep doing that, just kind of walk through them, see what’s on the other side and enjoy the experience.”
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Amanda Engel and Emily Jacobsen embrace following a Marquette win.
Dawson, Diaz shine at ITA Regionals in Ann Arbor Mamalat, Teofanovic compete for men in ITA’s in Columbus By Jacob Born
The men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in the ITA regionals in Columbus, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Mich., respectively last week. Ali Dawson and Rocio Diaz led the Golden Eagle women with first place finishes. Dawson participated in the Singles A
flight and defeated Haley Dikkinga of Northern Illinois 6-1, 6-3. Dawson also played with Diaz in the Doubles A flight. The two had a thrilling final match and claimed the championship with a 8-7 victory. “I (was) really pleased with our doubles play,” coach Jody Bronson told GoMarquette. com. “We focused and executed everything we had been working on. Ali played at a great level in every match this week.” The men’s team sent Dan Mamalat and Vukasin Teofanovic to Ohio State to participate in the ITA
regionals. Mamalat received the No. 16 overall seed, while Teofanovic went unseeded. Mamalat battled Strong Kirchheimer from Northwestern and defeated him in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. In the round of 32 Mamalat went up a set against Mihir Kumar from Northwestern before falling 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Teofanovic failed to make it out of the round of 64, losing to Vlad Stefan of Michigan 6-2, 6-2. With his loss, Teofanovic went into a consolation match and defeated Shaun Bernstein 6-7, 6-3, 1-0 for an emotional victory.
I (was) really pleased with our doubles play.We focused and executed everything we had been working on. Ali played at a great level in every match this week.” Jody Bronson, Women’s Tennis Coach The two also competed in doubles play and faced the Northwestern duo of Kirchheimer and Alberto Zanotti. Kirchheimer was able to avenge his loss to Mamalat in singles, as the Northwestern pair defeated Marquette 8-6.
The men’s team will participate in the Texas Invitational at University of Texas from Oct. 25-27, while the women’s team will travel to Memphis for the Memphis Collegiate Invite from Nov. 1–3.
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