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Final MU poll has Obama up as election nears President regains Wis. edge over Romney among likely voters By Melanie Lawder
Marquette’s Law School released the results of its final poll before the election yesterday, showing President Barack Obama leading among likely Wisconsin voters, 51 to 43 percent, over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The poll, which has a margin of error of 2.7 to 2.8 points, was conducted between Oct. 25 and 28 and included both landline phones and cell phone users. The poll was conducted after the final presidential debate and before Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast. Though the poll shows Obama leading among likely voters by eight points, the race is much tighter among those who are likely to vote and follow politics closely. With this group, Obama leads by only two points, 48 to 46 percent. In an official release of the law school’s complete results, poll director Charles Franklin said these See Law School, page 7
Presidential preference of likely voters (in Wisconsin)
51% 43% Presidential preference of likely voters who follow politics most closely
Source: Marquette Law School poll
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Charles Franklin (left) presents the latest results from the Marquette University Law School poll along with Mike Gousha Wednesday.
Trick-or-treaters raid dorms Wellman continues Residence halls open in ‘family business’ to local kids looking for Halloween candy Corporal considered a rising star among the By Ben Greene safety officer ranks Hundreds of email@example.com
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ers stormed campus yesterday for the 15th annual Marquette HALLoween. The Residence Hall Association invited hundreds of Milwaukee kids to trick-or-treat in each of the nine residence halls. Maddie Smart, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, is the RHA vice president of campus relations and the HALLoween committee chair. Smart said the event was originally started to help kids who would not otherwise have an opportunity to go out and
McCabe Hall was among the nine residence halls hosting trick-or-treaters.
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DPS REPORTS.....................2 CALENDAR.......................2 STUDY BREAK.....................5
MARQUEE.........................10 VIEWPOINTS......................14 SPORTS..........................16
By Nick Biggi
Cpl. Andrew Wellman came to Marquette not knowing anyone at the university or in the city of Milwaukee. Since then, he has managed to excel in both his career and in finding a new home away from home. Wellman grew up in Michigan and decided to stay in state studying criminal justice at Michigan State University. While there, Wellman decided to join the “family business.” His father was a police officer and detective for a combined 26 years of
service. Wellman became a college reserve police officer and served for three years during his time at Michigan State. After graduating from college in 2006, Wellman worked as a youth counselor at an outdoor treatment center for teens in the criminal justice system in Alabama. He soon saw a posting for a job that fit his previous experiences and applied. Wellman was selected for the job, so he picked up everything and left for Milwaukee to work for Marquette’s DPS. For his first three years, Wellman was a DPS officer, and last year, he was promoted to his current position as corporal. In this role, he assists officers and works as a shift supervisor. In addition to his work as a See Wellman, page 8
Vesilind gives economic perspective on green energy. PAGE 4
“The Kiss” photo may not be as romantic as you once thought. PAGE 15
Fantasy football is taking over my life, and I don’t like it. PAGE 16
Thursday, November 1, 2012
News in Brief Sandy US death toll 40 and rising
The East Coast is recovering after Hurricane Sandy swept through the region Monday night. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm produced winds of about 80 miles per hour, and storm surges caused major flooding. The superstorm killed more than 40 people as of Wednesday in the United States and Canada, according to the New York Times. After the storm Tuesday, 8.48 million customers in 21 states were without power. On Wednesday, about six million homes and businesses in 15 states were still without power according to Reuters. President Barack Obama declared New York and New Jersey in a state of disaster, which makes them eligible for federal assistance. After a two-day shutdown, roads and bridges in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York reopened Wednesday. The New York City subway system faced extensive damage and has been shut down. According to the Metropolitan Transit Authority website, limited subway service will resume Thursday. So far there is no estimate for the damage from the storm, but, according to the New York Times, the figure will be in the billions of dollars.
High unemployment plaguing Europe Eurozone unemployment rose to a record high 11.6 percent in September, the European
Commission’s Eurostat statistics agency reported Wednesday. The rate is more than a full percentage point higher than a year ago, when it stood at 10.3 percent, but just 0.1 percent higher than August. The individual unemployment rates in each of the 17 Eurozone states vary, with Spain holding the highest rate at 25.8 percent, followed by Greece and Portugal at 25.1 and 15.7 percent, respectively. The total number of unemployed people rose 146,000 to 18.49 million. At 4.4 percent, Austria had the lowest unemployment rate in the Eurozone. Luxembourg was the next lowest at 5.2 percent with Germany and the Netherlands following, both at 5.4 percent.
New Star Wars trilogy in works Lucasfilm, the studio behind Star Wars and Indiana Jones, has been bought by the Walt Disney Company as part of a $4.05 billion deal with company founder George Lucas. Lucas, who had completely owned Lucasfilm prior to the sale, received 40 million Disney shares following the transaction, making him the second largest shareholder in the company, behind the estate of the late Steve Jobs. Disney will be producing a new trilogy of Star Wars films, with Episode VII slated for a 2015 release. While the Star Wars universe has numerous novels and other stories set in the period after Episode VI:
Return of the Jedi, the new film will reportedly be an “original story,” E! News is reporting. Lucas will work as a creative consultant for the new movies but will not be as directly involved as he was for the first six. Lucas plans to step down as president of the studio in the near future and will be replaced by current Lucasfilm co-chair Kathleen Kennedy, who will serve as executive producer for the new trilogy.
Crowder shines in NBA debut Former Marquette basketball star Jae Crowder made his NBA debut Tuesday night for the Dallas Mavericks and scored 8 points in a victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. Crowder, who was named the Big East player of the year and helped lead Marquette to the Sweet 16 in the 2012 NCAA tournament, played 20 minutes and shot 3 of 7 from the field, which included 2 of 4 shooting from 3-point range. Crowder rounded out his game with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in his effort off the bench. Fellow former Marquette standout Darius Johnson-Odom was on the losing side for the game, though the guard was listed as inactive for the Lakers. Johnson-Odom is currently signed to an un-guaranteed deal with LA, meaning he is on LA’s roster but could be released by the team at any time.
Long, unorthodox path for prof Duane Stephen Long took nontraditional path to theology dept. By Seamus Doyle
Duane Stephen Long, a Marquette professor of systematic theology, calls himself an “accidental theologian.” Speaking at the first of a series of talks entitled “Lessons from the Road” and sponsored by the Office of Student Development and the theology department, Long, a Methodist, told the story of his journey to becoming a theology professor. “Steve was baptized by the Anabaptists, educated by the evangelicals, ordained and pastorally formed by the
Methodists and given his first position as professor of theology by the Jesuits, which makes him either ecumenically inclined or theologically confused,” his Marquette biography states. Long graduated from Duke University’s divinity school and is in his sixth year of teaching at Marquette. As a senior in college, Long, a chemistry student with medical school aspirations, was in a bad relationship. “I was dating a woman who was borrowing my car to date other guys,” Long said. “So I did what anyone would do: I fled and went to Haiti.” Long was struck by the poverty he saw in Haiti, and upon returning to the U.S., he had more questions about inequality in the world than when he left. After working at a low-security prison for a short stint, Long met his future wife, Ricka, whom he
dated for three months before they married. After getting married, they went to Honduras, where they worked in a medical clinic. At one time during his missionary work in Honduras, Long was helping a boy named Jeremy who was suffering from diarrhea and dehydration. “I held Jeremy and I tried to rehydrate him, but he was too far gone and he died in my hands,” Long said. “I saw all this and I just had a ton of questions. Why is the world like this?” As a student of science, Long never thought faith and science were contradictory. He decided to pursue his questions after returning from Honduras. “I didn’t become a theologian to be popular,” Long said. “I mean, we theologians were popular in the 12th century, but it has been all downhill since then.” Long’s talk, which began as a discussion of the journey his career took, became more about his views on theology. “I like the fact that in a Catholic university, people think theology still matters,” Long said. “Isn’t it amazing that this university teaches you something that is totally useless? That’s why I’m a theologian.” Long said theology and knowledge of God are not a means to anything else, but rather that everything else is a means to knowledge of God. “The reason I love theology so much, and why I consider theology a journey of friendship, is that I don’t have to bracket out questions,” Long said. “It isn’t science.”
Oct. 26 At 2:59 p.m. a student reported that unknown person(s) forcibly entered her secured, unattended vehicle in the 1200 block of W. Tory Hill Street and removed property estimated at $200. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $200. Oct. 27 At 1:36 a.m. an underage student was in possession of alcohol in Schroeder Hall. MPD was notified. Oct. 28 At 1:29 a.m. a student was in possession of a controlled substance in the 1400 block of W. Wells and was taken into custody by MPD, cited and released. Oct. 29 At 12:10 p.m. a student reported that
unknown person(s) vandalized the exterior of his secured, unattended vehicle in Campus Town Lot 3, causing an estimated $500 in damage. Oct. 30 At 9:27 a.m. a person not affiliated with Marquette reported that his unsecured, unattended vehicle was removed in the 1000 block of N. 16th Street. Estimated loss is $1,500. MPD was contacted. Oct. 31 At 12:39 a.m. a student was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, and another student was in possession of alcohol in O’Donnell Hall. MPD took one of the students into custody. The student was cited and released.
Events Calendar NOVEMBER 2012
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Thursday 1 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bradley Center, 7:30 p.m. Team Trivia, Union Sports Annex, 8:45 p.m.
Saturday 3 Outdoor Urban Market, St. Paul Avenue, 10 a.m. The Naturals, Weasler Auditorium, 5 p.m. Women’s basketball vs. Winona State, Al McGuire Center, 7 p.m. The Long Island Medium: Theresa Caputo, Riverside Theatre, 7 p.m. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, Bradley Center, 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Admirals vs. Lake Erie Monsters, Bradley Center, 7 p.m.
First Stage presents “BIG the Musical,” Marcus Center, 1 p.m.
Acoustic Night featuring MU Jazz Band, Union Sports Annex, 8 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. St. John’s, Al McGuire Center, 2 p.m.
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Marquette hosts speaker on sexual violence Expert consultant shares experiences with students, faculty By Elise Angelopulos
While sexual assault is not always talked about, Marquette has taken an active role in discussing the issue on campus in recent months. David Lisak, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts–Boston, has studied the causes and consequences of personal violence for 25 years. Lisak spoke Tuesday morning at the “Confronting the Reality of Sexual Violence” seminar in the Weasler Auditorium to expose the issues surround sexual assault on a national level. “It affects every community,” Lisak said. “But we have to think (about whether) it is confronted with honesty and commitment.” Lisak has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs in the U.S. and trained the military on sexual assault cases. He said many instances of sexual assault involve planning and premeditation, but alcohol consistently remains a common element in non-stranger rapes. Lisak said the dilemma in tackling the sexual assault issue lies in how institutions like Marquette, with no real criminal justice system, can respond to a violent crime. Lynn O’Brien, Marquette’s coordinator of sexual violence prevention and treatment services, said Lisak’s efforts and expertise are critical to understanding the issue at hand. “Given that over 275 people attended Dr. Lisak’s presentation Tuesday morning, we feel
confident that this speaks volumes to the ongoing need members of our community feel to learning more about this important issue,” O’Brien said. Like Lisak, O’Brien added that sexual assault and related crimes are fairly widespread issues. “Sexual violence affects everyone, and ending it requires a commitment from people of all genders,” O’Brien said. According to Marquette’s DPS reports, the number of reported sexual assaults increased from five in 2007 to 10 in 2011. In response to this and to widespread criticism regarding the handling of sexual assault allegations against student athletes in spring 2011, the university mandated sexual assault online training programs for all first-year students. They also introduced bystander intervention training for student groups interested in learning how to prevent sexual violence. Both Lisak and Marquette’s programs try to educate people on sexual assault by pointing out that sexual predators are few in number, and the majority of sexual assaults are commited by serial offenders. O’Brien said education and understanding are key to ending the violence and becoming more than bystanders. “This is one of our responsibilities as we assist students in becoming ‘men and women for others,’” O’Brien said. “We feel confident that this program (the seminar) was another valuable contribution in meeting that commitment.” Susannah Bartlow, the director of Marquette’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, said the realities of sexual assault are more extensive than we may think. “This is an issue on all college campuses, and I think it’s always good to talk about these things
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David Lisak, an associate professor at the University of Massachusetts, spoke Tuesday about sexual violence.
early and often,” Bartlow said. “The more we can educate one another and grow as a community in our response, the better.” Bartlow said Lisak’s most valuable point was his effort to express sexual violence as a moral issue and not just one of breaking policy. “For us on a Jesuit, Catholic campus, it’s critical to explore with honesty and integrity the deep moral questions, and (sexual violence) is definitely one of them,” Bartlow said. Bartlow said her organization
decided to sponsor this seminar to help achieve its goal of supporting and educating the Marquette community on gender, sex and sexuality. The seminar was sponsored by the Counseling Center, the Department of Public Safety, the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, Marquette Student Government and the Women and Gender Studies program. “Dr. Lisak is one of the leading researchers and policy experts in the field of sexual violence prevention, so it was a natural fit,” Bartlow said.
Bartlow said the gender of the advocate is ultimately unimportant in addressing sexual violence. “Even though women and transgendered people are in the majority as survivors, gender identity isn’t the factor that determines how useful an insight would be,” Bartlow said. “Sometimes our gendered experiences play a part, but so do research, clarity, compassion and respect for differences. It’s important to ask why we would be surprised or take note when men speak up against sexual violence.”
MKE budget amendment to lower bus prices nixed Plan withdrawn last week, public transit facing money troubles By Claudia Brokish
Milwaukee County officials withdrew an amendment to the 2013 city budget last Thursday that would have reduced bus fares and eliminated paper transfers. The amendment was originally
proposed last Tuesday to lower prices for riders and reduce fraudulent activity relating to these transfers. According to an overview of County Executive’s 2013 Recommended Budget released earlier this month, funding for the Milwaukee County Transit System has become increasingly problematic over the last decade. To maintain current transit services, tax support would “need to be increased by $29 million or a 153 percent by 2017,” according to the budget report. The proposed amendment to the
2013 budget reportedly was an effort to create a $100,000 decrease in needed tax support by lowering the bus fare to $1.75, or $0.50 lower than current fares. Supporters of this amendment originally stated that lowered bus fares would increase the number of riders and therefore increase revenue. The Bay View Compass reported last Friday that the proposed amendment was withdrawn by County Supervisor Jason Haas due to the possibility of it causing “unintended consequences.” Haas did not return calls seeking comment Wednesday.
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The Milwaukee County Transit System will need a $29 million increase by 2017 to maintain current services.
Part of the withdrawn amendment was aimed at eliminating the paper transfers. Under the current system, passengers receive paper transfers whenever they must change buses to reach their destination. Paper transfers are used so passengers avoid having to pay multiple fares for what is essentially a single trip. However, fraud has arisen in the use of these papers, with individuals stealing paper transfers or counterfeiting their own. The proposed alternative to paper transfers was to offer a day pass costing $4. Such a pass would give its holder unlimited bus rides for the day. The $4 day pass, though it would eliminate the need for paper transfers, would potentially cost more to riders who do not need more than one bus change in a day. The amendment was further critiqued on the grounds that, if the tickets were purchased in advance, bus passengers would already be able to get tickets for $1.75. Lowering bus prices has become a large focus in the 2013 budget. According to the budget overview, “In 2010, 14 percent of Milwaukee County households and 17 percent of City of Milwaukee households did not have a personal vehicle available and were dependent on public transit for travel purposes.” Furthermore, without a lowering of bus fares, Milwaukee County will continue to have “one of the
highest transit cash fares among comparable bus systems nationwide,” according to the report. Despite the criticism, Marquette students see potential benefits if such a plan was enacted. “I can definitely see the benefit to a pass like that,” said Emmali Hanson, a freshman in the College of Engineering. “If I ever forget my bus pass in my room, it’d be nice knowing that I could just pay $4 and be able to get wherever I need to go all day.” The plan may also have had the added benefit of solving what some consider to be an overly complex system. “This is not nearly as befuddling as some other Milwaukee County moves to save mass transit,” said Richard Robinson, an associate professor of marketing and an expert in transportation management. “From the student benefit standpoint, any plan to cut fares and to boost ridership is desirable. Abolishing paper transfers is overdue and a logical progression toward greater efficiency.” Though the amendment has been withdrawn, the 2013 budget may still include plans to change the bus system by including updated fare boxes that would enable the use of a smart card that passengers could simply wave over a scanner. This card would eliminate the need for paper transfers by storing any transfer information electronically.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
‘It’s not easy being green’ an unpleasant reality Author, former Duke professor lectures on green engineering By Melanie Lawder
P. Aarne Vesilind, an author and former professor of civil and environmental engineering at Duke University, visited Marquette Tuesday to discuss the unpleasant reality of “green” engineering and corporations’ motives for engaging in green activities. His talk, “Kermit’s Lament: It’s Not Easy Being Green,” was this year’s annual Dr. Edward D. Simmons Lecture on Society and Human Values. “It’s not easy being green,” Vesilind said, referring both to the song of the famous Muppet character Kermit and the difficulty of achieving large-scale environmental sustainability through green engineering. Vesilind’s discussion revolved around the concept of sustainability, which he described as “the process where we are able to have energy and materials in such a way so that we do not rob future generations.” He questioned whether sustainability is feasible from a scientific perspective and if we should try to achieve it. According to his presentation, 90 percent of our energy and almost all of our raw materials are derived from nonrenewable sources. He said at the present level of material use, there is no way
society can achieve an idealistic form of sustainability due to the economic impossibility of recycling some types of materials and forms of energy. Vesilind acknowledged the possibility of achieving a less intense, “soft” sustainability in which “we do the best we can.” In addition to examining the feasability of sustainability, Vesilind discussed why corporations invest in sustainable practices. The top three reasons, according to his presentation, are to enhance their reputations, gain competitive advantage and save on expenses. Vesilind cited three examples in which companies invested in green practices because it benefitted them economically. In particular, he explained why Wal-Mart began selling energy and cost-efficient light bulbs. He said the company reasoned that all of the money Wal-Mart customers saved in their energy bills would ultimately be returned to the store through an increase in sales. Profit, not a concern for the environment, was the driving force behind Wal-Mart’s green actions, Vesilind said. “The capitalistic economic system is incapable of preventing or solving environmental problems unless the solutions are profitable,” he said. Andrew Thompson, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration, said economic benefit is probably the most practical approach to achieving sustainability in an economically savvy way.
“Idealism is never going to get anything done,” Thompson said, noting that an increase in capital gains would probably be the biggest motivating factor for politicians. Vesilind said he would still prefer companies to “go green” because it is morally right, not just because “sustainability pays.” He emphasized the need for corporations to attain the “moral courage” needed to invest in environmentally friendly practices. John Haugland, a junior in the College of Engineering, said he would still support those companies soley motivated by sustainability’s financial benefits because of its positive outcome. “Regardless of where their morals are – the effect is still the same,” Haugland said. “(But) it would be great if their morals were in the right place.” Vesilind advised students to be wary of future employers who do not use a moral compass to guide some of their business decisions. During interview processes for a job, Vesilind recommended students ask their interviewer about the companies’ environmental intiatives. “I would ask the interviewer: ‘What has your corporation done that has been the right thing to do from an environmental or sustainability standpoint – that has cost you money?’” Vesilind said. “Don’t tell me what you have done that looks like it’s environmental but you made money on it. But what has actually cost you money that was the right thing to do?”
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P. Aarne Vesilind spoke in the Raynor Memorial Library Suites Tuesday.
Water conservation Two new beer gardens to be focus of new site brought to MKE County Parks H2OScore.com the result of spring 2012 MU class project By Eric Oliver
H2OScore.com, a website crafted from a Marquette water policy and environmental ethics course, announced Monday that Milwaukee residents can now track their home water use on the site. H2Oscore, created by associate professor of political science, McGee Young, and his class from last spring, offers services available to Whitewater and Monona, but Milwaukee residents are the first to be able to see a breakdown of their home water usage compared to their neighbors, based on city records. Young said the website was the result of a class project in which he challenged the students to make a difference in water consumption. “Growing population and a limited supply (of water) means at some point we have to figure out how to get more water to the places that need it,” he said. “Nobody has really done this before. We kind of approached it like a puzzle.” “We know that water conservation is a bit of a challenge,” he continued. “Nobody has really figured out how to conserve water at a mass level.” Young said the biggest barrier to water conservation is a lack of information. “People need more information
about their water use so they could conserve more,” he said. “We understood that to be part of the problem, and people said they don’t want to do this just by themselves – they want to do it as a community.” H2OScore has made a lot of progress since its beginning, Young said, but the ultimate test of the site’s effectiveness will be its use by the general public. Jame Schaefer, a Marquette associate professor of theology, said the site has the potential to be used worldwide. “We don’t want to abuse, misuse and overuse something that is so important for all people and all species,” he said. “The consumption of water is important for our whole hydro cycle and our whole atmospheric cycle.” Nathan Conroy, a graduate student who works with H2OScore, said that while the website is the smallest it has ever been in the terms of staff size, it has never been more effective. “When we say growth, we are talking about knowledge,” Conroy said. “H2Oscore has more attraction now than it ever has. We are collaborating with a bunch of different cities in Wisconsin, and we have knowledge about how this idea, this business can be scaled so that it can lead to significant water savings in these communities.” Conroy said the website’s logo, a series of ripples, represents the continuation of the reach of H2OScore. “We’re super proud of being from Milwaukee, and that is something that helps us build our image,” Conroy said. “This is where the first drop landed, and we watched it ripple out from there.”
Revenue from new gardens to be used for maintenance costs By Monique Collins
Milwaukee County is planning to add two new beer gardens, or outdoor areas where beer and food are served, in county parks, according to a proposal released last Monday. Some of the revenue from the beer gradens would go toward park maintenance. The new beer gardens would be modeled after this year’s newly opened garden in Estabrook Park, located at 4400 N. Estabrook Ln. The Estabrook Park Beer Garden is owned and operated by Hans Weisgerber III, who also owns the Old German Beer Hall located at 1009 N. Old World Third St. Weisgerber said the proposal of an authentic Munich-style beer garden is something he has focused on for a while. “It’s been a long-standing desire of mine to bring an authentic public beer garden to Milwaukee,” he said. He initially proposed the idea
to the Milwaukee Historical Society and wanted to open the garden in Pere Marquette Park. “We were unable to get support from the society because they were concerned that it would interfere with their banquet operations,” Weisgerber said. The Estabrook beer garden has earned the county about $65,000. The county received 20 percent of beer sales and 10 percent of food sales under its contract with Weisgerber. The proposal for the two new beer gardens is part of the Parks Amenities Matching Fund proposed by County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Third District Supervisior Gerry Broderick. The fund plans to raise an estimated $800,000 for the parks, an estimate based on beer garden revenue projects, anticipated Milwaukee County land sales and leveraged donations, according to a press release issued by Dimitrijevic Oct. 22. This sum would only cover a
small portion of the parks’ deferred maintenance. A 2010 county audit found more than $200 million in deferred park maintenance. Joe Roszak, chief of business operations for Milwaukee County Parks, said the revenue projected to come from the three beer gardens, $65,000 each at the moment, is an accurate estimate. “The (Estabrook beer garden) generated about $65,000, so I think it’s safe to think the other gardens will do just as well,” he said. Aside from its financial benefits, Roszak said the Estabrook beer garden gives community organizations new options in event planning. “It’s a great option for people in the community who may not have the resources, who are looking to do things in the parks,” he said. No specific locations for the two new beer gardens have been chosen, but the county plans to locate one on the south side and the northwest or west side of Milwaukee, according to the proposal.
The (Estabrook beer garden) generated about $65,000, so I think it’s safe to think the other gardens will do just as well.” Joe Roszak, chief of business operations, Milwaukee County Parks
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35. Linked addresses on the Web
64. General ___'s chicken
51. ____ a blu moon 54. River of Hades 55. Last Verdi opera
58. Big cats 62. Pledges' group, for short 63. Bit of magic for the guests 66. One of the "back forty" 67. Tape deck function 68. Fonda role in "Klute" 69. Chicago business area 70. "Up ____," AI Smith's autobiography 71. Gp. opposed to underage drinking
59. Sorvino of 'Mighty Aphrodite' 60. Made a perfect serve
65. Wood in archery bows
36. Dory or ferry
6. Here, in Spain 7. Disco adjective
37. Sylvia __-, British leading lady
8. An accomplice to, as a plot
9. Outer ear
41. Emmy-winner Loretta
44. Cheese, sometimes
11. Martini item
46. Exodus origin
12. No longer available
49. Acting peevishly
13. Bradley and Sharif
50. They're far from city lights
18. Arab prince
22. Mouse-induced squeals
52. DEA agent
24. Banquet platform
53. Mild smoke
25. Make into a spiral
56. Gamblers' game
27. Not guaranteed, after "on"
57. San ___ (California city, familiarly)
28. Boxer Oscar De La ___
Marquette Tribune 11/1/12 Anagrams Puzzle PuzzleJunc
Anagram State Capitals
The ten anagrams below are all names of state capitals. Can you unscramble them and come up with the names? Good luck!
1. T M Y N O R G E O M
2. M T C E A S N O A R
3. F L I P D I E S G N R
4. K E T A P O
5. C M B A K S I R
6. B L M I C O U A
7. P N E R I T M L E O
8. N E Y N H E C E
9. L S V H E L N I A
10. U R A G I S R B H R
Solution 1. Montgomery 6. Columbia 2. Sacramento 7. Montpelier 3. Springﬁeld 8. Cheyenne
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Law School: Baldwin leads Thompson by four points in Senate race findings indicate voter turnout will be a major factor in deciding the election’s winner. “It works to Obama’s advantage if the less interested voters turn out, while it improves Romney’s chances if they stay home,” Franklin said. “This shows how get-out-the-vote efforts of both parties can affect the results.” Alex Rydin, a senior in the College of Communication who attended the release event, agreed with Franklin’s analysis. “If the Democrats are going to pull this off, they need to make sure that those likely voters actually get out and vote,” Rydin said in an email. “If they decide to stay at home next Tuesday, the Republicans (will) likely take the state – in both the Senate and presidential races.” The law school poll also divulged information about the race for Wisconsin’s Senate seat between U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) and Republican and former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thomspon. Baldwin currently leads by four points, 47 to 43 percent. Among likely voters who follow politics closely, the race narrows, as it did in the presidential election, to a one-point lead for Baldwin, 47 to 46 percent. Because of its advertisements’ antagonistic tone, the race between Baldwin and Thompson has been referred to as the most negative in the country. Franklin said this observation is not unfounded.
“Everybody thinks they live in the (state with the) most negative Senate race – this is a case where the data backs it up,” Franklin said. Franklin noted that negative attacks are impacting voters’ views for the worse. According to the polls, a large percentage of likely voters view both candidates unfavorably. Both Thompson and Baldwin have the same amount of likely voters – 38 percent – viewing them in a favorable manner. “I think we want to appreciate the symmetry between these numbers,” Franklin said. He said both Thompson and Baldwin are seeing hits in their poll numbers due to the negative content of their advertising. When asked which candidate “would do a better job handling” policy issues such as the economy and the federal budget deficit, the numbers flip flop for Romney and Obama. Obama holds a narrow lead over Romney when it comes to the economy, leading 49 to 47 percent. However, when it comes to the federal budget deficit, Romney is seen as the candidate better suited to handle it, with 49 to 47 percent in his favor. In other policy issues, Obama holds a stable lead over Romney on taxes, health care, foreign policy and social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage. Though Obama is currently leading in the state, Alan
Source: Marquette Law School poll
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Borsuk, a senior fellow in law and public policy at the Law School who has helped with the poll, is hesitant to make any assumptions about whom Wisconsin voters will choose. “We’ve seen a lot of shifting in the poll results – more than I expected – because there are a lot of people who label themselves as independents and who are more likely to wait until the last minute to be really sure whom they’re
going to vote for,” Borsuk said in an email. “It’s not a huge number, but it’s enough to have impact on the outcome. Obama carried Wisconsin by 14 points in 2008. I’m confident that whatever happens Tuesday, it won’t involve a margin like that.” Borsuk advised against placing too much weight on the poll results. “As Charles Franklin said at the end (of the law poll release):
It’s voters that decide elections, not pollsters,” Borsuk said. Tori Posa, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, agreed. “I personally look to the RCP average of all the major polls, which currently has Obama up (by) four,” Posa said. “Throughout the election, the MU poll has shown higher favorability for Obama then the majority of results, including democratic pollster PPP.”
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HALLoween: RHA, Office of Residence Life team with hall councils
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Empty buckets await children visiting Marquette’s spooky residence halls and the Alumni Memorial Union Wednesday afternoon to celebrate Halloween.
get candy on Halloween night. “A lot of kids in the Milwaukee area don’t have a safe place to trick-or-treat,” Smart said. “So we have sort of taken on that role, to provide a safe trick-or-treat environment, in the residence halls for people in the Milwaukee – and especially the Marquette – community.” Assistant Dean for Residence Life Programs Christy Bergen serves as the faculty advisor
of HALLoween and said the event usually has a turnout of about 350 trick-or-treaters and chaperones combined. Those who participated went out in groups, with no more than three children per adult, and were led through a residence hall to gather candy by volunteer student hosts, or “gHosts.” Along with the gHosts, other Marquette students signed up to hand out candy as the
trick-or-treaters came through their hallway. Smart said the student volunteer rate for both positions this year was better than she had ever seen. “This year has been phenomenal. I can’t even thank the Marquette students enough.” she said. “We have 262 candy-hander-outers and we have 51 gHosts, so those are the people who are participating who aren’t involved in
Residence Hall Association. And we also have 22 RHA representatives...at the event.” Smart said, for the first time, she actually had to limit the number of gHost applications, as there were simply too many interested students. After collecting their candy, the trick-or-treaters were led to the basements of their respective residence halls for Halloween-themed games.
Zack Henderson, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences and the president of RHA, said the post-trick-ortreating activities gave kids a way to extend the night’s fun. “We reach out to every hall council and we say, ‘put on some kind of carnival game,’” he said. “So, in the past, they’ve done the mummy wrap with toilet paper; they’ll do fishing for candy, which is what we did in McCormick last year; they’ll do just different little games.” In addition to the carnival games, Smart said the Spooky Craft BOOtique made its debut on the first floor of the Alumni Memorial Union. Upon returning to the AMU, kids were able to do different arts and crafts projects at the BOOtique before heading to the Commuter Lounge for a haunted house. Henderson said his biggest takeaway from this year’s installment of HALLoween was the increased involvement on campus, and he expects the event to only grow in the future. “I think the fact that the committee has worked so hard this year on getting other organizations involved and really promoting student participation … I think it’s really great,” he said. “Going forward, this isn’t just something that’s going to remain this year; Maddie is putting together a list of everyone who comes to it this year so we can kind of revamp that list every year and create a bigger, more inclusive list. I think it’s going to be really helpful for promoting it in years to come.”
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Wellman: Corporal works way up ranks in five years at Marquette corporal, he has conducted firearms instruction for three years for new DPS employees. “I wanted to take on a bigger role in the department,” Wellman said. “I wanted to take on more responsibility. Obviously, I would like to grow within the department and take on new, exciting things when given the opportunity.” Now that Wellman has been with DPS for nearly five years, he has been able to not only find a home in Milwaukee, but also within the department. “The other department members have kind of become an extended family,” Wellman said. “I can’t imagine working anywhere else now. Five years into it feels like I have found a good spot. I am really happy with it.” While Wellman cites the rigorous and long hours as extremely difficult, he finds a particular joy in helping the Marquette students and community he has grown to know and love. “I like to help people,” Wellman said. “I think that’s
why anybody should get into this field. It has been a great place to work. I really enjoy everything about the Marquette community.” Wellman is considered a rising star in DPS. He has not been in the department long, but he has already taken many leadership positions. “I would have to say that Cpl. Wellman is one our most promising young leaders,” said Lt. Kevin Walz, Wellman’s supervisor. “His professionalism and attention to detail is a huge asset to the shift. I’m confident in any decision Cpl. Wellman makes regarding shift operations.” Coming to a new area just a year out of college, Wellman appreciates the friendliness he has experienced within the offices and streets of Marquette. “This is the first place that felt like I could talk to people,” Wellman said. “I have made a lot of close friends over the past five years.”
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Andrew Wellman moved to Milwaukee after studying criminal justice at Michigan State University.
Sandy storm damage not limited to US East Coast
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Residents walk through the rubble from homes that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Friday Oct. 26, 2012.
Death toll at least 58 in Caribbean after massive hurricane By Trenton Daniel Associated Press
The Caribbean death toll from Hurricane Sandy rose again sharply on Saturday, even as the storm swirled away toward the U.S. East Coast. Officials said the hurricane system has cost at least 58 lives in addition to destroying or badly damaging thousands of homes. While Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas took direct hits
from the storm, the majority of deaths and most extensive damage was in impoverished Haiti, where it has rained almost non-stop since Tuesday. The official death toll in Haiti stood at 44 Saturday, but authorities said that could still rise. The country's ramshackle housing and denuded hillsides are especially vulnerable to flooding when rains come. "This is a disaster of major proportions," Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe told The Associated Press. "The whole south is under water." He said the death toll jumped on Saturday because it was the first day that authorities were able
to go out and assess the damage, which he estimated was in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the bulk of it in lost crops. Nineteen people are reported injured and another 12 are missing, according to Haiti's Civil Protection Office. One of the remaining threats was a still-rising muddy river in the northern part of the capital, Port-au-Prince. "If the river busts its banks, it's going to create a lot of problems. It might kill a lot of people," said 51-year-old Seroine Pierre. "If death comes, we'll accept it. We're suffering, we're hungry, and we're just going to die hungry." Officials reported flooding across
Haiti, where 370,000 people are still living in flimsy shelters as a result of the devastating 2010 earthquake. Nearly 17,800 people had to move to 131 temporary shelters, the Civil Protection Office said. Among those hoping for a dry place to stay was 35-yearold Iliodor Derisma in Port-auPrince, who said the storm had caused a lot of anguish. "It's wet all my clothes, and all the children aren't living well," he said. "We're hungry. We haven't received any food. If we had a shelter, that would be nice." Santos Alexis, mayor of the southern city of Leogane, said Saturday that two people were reported dead there, including a man
in his late 30s and a boy around 10 years old who drowned. He said the city was hit by heavy rains but that no major damage was reported. "Water came into the houses, water got on the beds, but they didn't lose their homes," he said. "Leogane was underwater mostly, but now we have less water." President Michel Martelly and Lamothe handed out water bottles to dozens of people in a Port-au-Prince neighborhood on Friday. They also distributed money to local officials to help clean up the damage. Sandy left dozens of families homeless when it barreled across Jamaica Wednesday as a Category 1 hurricane. One man was crushed to death by a boulder that tumbled into his house. Military officials on Saturday were carrying supplies and doctors to five communities in the southern mountainous region that had been cut off by floods. The storm hit eastern Cuba as a Category 2 hurricane early Thursday. Eleven people died in Santiago and Guantanamo provinces and official news media said the storm caused 5,000 houses to at least partially collapse while 30,000 others lost roofs. Banana, coffee, bean and sugar crops were damaged. The storm then churned into the Bahamas archipelago, toppling light posts, flooding roads and ripping down tree branches. Police said the British CEO of an investment bank died when he fell from his roof in upscale Lyford Cay late Thursday while trying to repair a window shutter. Officials at Deltec Bank & Trust identified him as Timothy Fraser-Smith, who became CEO in 2000. In Puerto Rico, police said a man in his 50s died Friday in the southern town of Juana Diaz, swept away in a river swollen by rain from Sandy's outer bands. Flooding forced at least 100 families in southwestern Puerto Rico to seek shelter. Authorities in the Dominican Republic evacuated more than 18,100 people after the storm destroyed several bridges and isolated at least 130 communities. Heavy rains and wind also damaged an estimated 3,500 homes.
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Celebrity chef Ina Garten brings tasty talk to Riverside By Peter Setter
Food Network star and culinary icon Ina Garten is coming to the Riverside Theater Friday, Nov. 2nd as part of a tour to promote her new cookbook, “Barefoot Contessa: Foolproof Recipes You Can Trust.” The show, touted as “A Conversation with Ina Garten,” will tie in an interview with discussion about the new book. Garten, the star of the Food Network television show “The Barefoot Contessa” and a No. 1 New York Times bestselling cookbook author, will be interviewed by Nancy Stohs of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and will also take questions from audience members. Garten does not know what she will be talking about during the show, but one can guess her culinary career and new cookbook will
take center stage. “That’s what I love about interviews; they are all surprises,” Garten said. In addition to the almost 100 recipes and 150 color photographs, her new cookbook also includes tips on shopping, entertaining, kitchen space management and setting the table. For all eight of her cookbooks, Garten has focused on making her recipes “foolproof” so people at home can look at a photo of a dish, see how delicious it is, then look at the recipe and believe they can make it. “A lot of people look at a recipe and think it is like an engineering problem,” Garten explained. “You just construct it, and it’ll come out perfectly every time, but in fact, every time you make something, the ingredients are a little different, or you have another way you want to try it. So it’s a lot like driving a car; you have to make small adjustments along the way.” For Garten, “foolproof” is about the recipe coming out every time. However, it is also about making a delicious and satisfying dish that friends and family will enjoy.
“Cooking is hard; it takes a lot of ingredients, you go shopping, you cook, you clean up,” Garten said. “I want recipes that I know will come out perfectly every time. And I wanted people to feel that way about my recipes.” Garten goes through an extensive process to make sure the recipe is perfect to be printed in the cookbook. “I test a recipe, sometimes 25 times to make sure that it is really what I want it to be,” Garten said. “Then, I hand a printed page to my assistant and say to her, ‘I want to watch you make this recipe’ for every single recipe in the book. And I watch her do things that I wouldn’t have imagined how she would read the printed page, and I learn a lot from it. And the last thing I do is I serve it to people and see what they liked the most.” Because Garten has been cooking for so long, she said she often writes recipes without really thinking about it consciously. As a result, her process sometimes might leave out a detail she takes for granted, but that the cook at home might not. “For example, I might be making caramel, and my assistant will get out a spoon to stir it, and I’m like, ‘oh, no, no, you can’t stir caramel with a spoon; you have to swirl it in a pan,’” Garten said. “So I watch her do things that I wouldn’t have imagined somebody at home doing, and now I know. So I’ll write in the recipe ‘don’t stir, swirl it.’ It’s really about the technical things.” As for Garten’s favorite recipes in the new cookbook, she loves them all but does point to some special ones. “I love the tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons,” Garten said. “I’ve made the tomato crostini with feta many times, slow-
That’s what’s really infused in a lot of cooking for me: How you can take something down to its essential elements and make sure it’s good.” Ina Garten, Food Network star roasted filet beef, the parmesan mayonnaise and of course, there are always sticky toffee dates that everybody loves.” Garten’s journey in the culinary world started unconventionally. With no formal culinary training, Garten taught herself by working her way through Julia Child’s seminal cookbook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” “I was working in the White House in my 20s with nuclear energy policy – a logical start to a cooking career – and I saw an ad for a business for sale in the New York Times,” Garten said. “It was a small specialty foods store in a place I had never been, the Hamptons, and I went home that night to my husband and said I would really like to go look at it, and he said ‘OK!’ And we looked at it, and I bought it from the ad.” The 400-square-foot shop was named the Barefoot Contessa after a 1950s movie. Though Garten did not name the store, she opted not to change it after she bought it and kept the name for her show and cookbooks. Garten owned the store at the beginning of the specialty food business in 1978. The shop sold salads, take-home dinners and imported cheese, which Garten remarks was “quite unusual” at the time. “We made our own bread, we had smoked salmon and caviar, everything you would want to find in a specialty food store,” Garten said. “We baked desserts, cakes, pies, cookies and stuff like that. It was quite small, so I was able
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to make my mistakes on a small scale, and over the years, it grew into a 3000-square-foot store.” After running the store for 20 years, Garten sold it to two employees and moved into a different area of the culinary world: cookbook author. “I decided it was time to swim around in a different pond, and while figuring out what to do next, I thought I would write a cookbook,” Garten said. “I had no idea it was going to be what I was going to do next.” Because of the success of her first book, released in 1999, the Food Network approached Garten to have her own show. “Of course I said, ‘Absolutely not, I would never consider it,’” Garten said. “They very kindly came after me for a few years, so I agreed to do 13 shows and thought, ‘Well that will be the end of that.’ Halfway was 10 years ago.” Throughout her culinary career, Garten has traveled all over the world, from California to France. She developed a respect for ingredients after traveling to France and seeing how people there handled them. Garten said she has come to believe that if a cook has really good ingredients, he or she doesn’t have to do a lot. “That’s what’s really infused in a lot of cooking for me: How you can take something down to its essential elements and make sure it’s good,” Garten said. “But it requires really good ingredients.”
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Behind the scenes at the Milwaukee Art Museum MAM curator details art of making a new art exhibtion By Claire Nowak
Striking artwork, an artist’s biographical journey and a story waiting to be told. These are the features Mel Buchanan considers while designing an exhibition for the Milwaukee Art Museum. As the Mae E. Demmer assistant curator of 20thcentury design, Buchanan works with several departments within the museum but spends most of her time coming up with ideas for exhibitions and then making them a reality. “(Curators) are the gatekeepers to the process of artwork coming into the (museum’s) collection,” Buchanan said. The ideas and inspiration for her exhibits ultimately come down to the stories of a certain piece of artwork or its artist. Once she finds an intriguing story, she travels the country – and sometimes the world – to view pieces relevant to her exhibit, a crucial part of the development process. “To know anything about contemporary art, you can’t sit in Milwaukee and read about it on the Internet. You need to visit the galleries in New York and be at the big shows around the world,” Buchanan said. “To keep the high
standards and high quality of artwork that the Milwaukee Art Museum and good professional institutions present, you have to know the object. You have to see it, and you have to do that in person.” Traveling also leads to networking with other art institutions, which becomes valuable when curators are looking for art pieces to borrow to complete their own exhibitions. Buchanan’s most recent exhibit, “Grete Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate,” is on display through the end of the year. It features a collection of ceramic teapots made by a Jewish woman living in Germany who was forced to stop working by Nazis during World War II. To learn more about Marks and her ceramics, Buchanan visited museums in Berlin and London, studying the artwork firsthand and making connections with other curators. “Traveling to Europe and meeting curators meant that when I asked them to borrow a teapot, they said, ‘Oh yeah, that was Mel. She was here. She did her research. We’re going to try to help make this loan of a teapot go through,’” Buchanan said. An entire exhibit typically takes at least two years to complete but can require up to 10 years of preparation depending on how much research is needed. The Grete Marks exhibition was completed in a relatively short time, but Buchanan can attest to the amount of intense research of the artwork.
“It (was) very much in the museum’s plan about a year and a half before the show happened,” Buchanan said. “But me? I had been working on that show for a couple of years before that, starting those really early stages of (asking) ‘Could this be an exhibition?’” After years of preparation, the exhibit finally comes together during the art installation process when it is physically built at the museum. Buchanan calls this the highlight of creating an exhibition. “It’s this magical two-week period where you shut down the galleries, so there’s a sense of mystery and drama,” Buchanan said. “(Then) the walls change color, and the artwork arrives from all over the world. You uncrate it, you meet it, you arrange it, and it all comes together. It’s very, very exciting.” Visitors can see this sort of behind-the-scenes preparation and development in the museum’s Kohl’s Art Generation Lab exhibit, “Museum Inside Out.” The display contains interactive videos and activities that explain who works at the museum, how artwork is framed and kept in proper condition and how exhibitions are designed. Even though her latest exhibition is complete, Buchanan’s work is never done. She is constantly thinking up ideas for future exhibitions that would interest museum visitors. “We haven’t done a fashion ex-
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Exhibit featuring ceramics is on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
hibition at the museum for a long time,” Buchanan noted. “I think it would be beautiful, and I think the public of Milwaukee would really respond well to it. It’s a little hole that we haven’t done in a while.” But if experience has taught
her anything, Buchanan knows that if she wants her ideas to be displayed in the next few years, she needs to start the research process soon. The museum may close every night, but there’s no rest for the curator.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Milwaukee restaurants bring warmth to winter Dishes from across the globe bring comfort food to chilly evenings By Eva Sotomayor
The weather’s getting colder, the leaves are all on the ground, and as much as we hate to admit it, summer is long gone. It’s that time of year when we’ve been at school long enough to be sick of dining hall food. I’m sorry, Schroeder Hall, but when I’m in the mood for a good comfort meal, your chicken parmesan isn’t quite cutting it. The bright side is that there’s less than a month left before Thanksgiving break. The downside is that there are three long weeks until Thanksgiving break. Thankfully, Milwaukee boasts a diverse dining scene, serving up comfort food to get you through the final stretch in between dorm food and Grandma’s dinner table. What’s more, many of the restaurants are located just a short bus ride from campus and are sure to satisfy those “homey” cravings. Some favorite cuisines aiming to warm frosty patrons up include German, Spanish and good old American cooking. Milwaukee is known for its German heritage. Located downtown, Karl Ratzsch’s has
been serving German favorites since 1904. The cozy restaurant serves favorites like its crackling pork shank, fish fry and homemade potato salad. Karl Ratzcsh’s also serves homemade apple strudel, a delicious dessert that’s made in what Tom Andera, co-owner of the restaurant, calls “a very labor-intensive process.” “It takes a long time to do, but it’s definitely comfort food,” Andera said. Andera also mentioned the family atmosphere of the restaurant. “It’s very popular for reunions,” said Anderas. “Many alumni come here to meet up because their families came here on events such as their graduation day.” Karl Ratzsch’s is located at 320 East Mason Street and is open Monday through Saturday. If you’re craving a burger, Solly’s Grille knows comfort food. It’s been in business for more than 76 years, serving traditional American dining. “The butter burger is what we’re famous for,” said Glenn Fieber, who works on staff at Solly’s Grille. “There are quite a few different types now, but it’s basically a 100 percent sirloin patty and a lot of butter on the bun.” And true to its Wisconsin roots, they even have a burger in honor of the Green Bay Packers. “We also came up with the
Cheesehead burger during the Super Bowl in which the Packers were playing in New Orleans,” Fieber said. “It’s two quarter-pound patties with onion and cheddar cheese in between with American and other cheeses melted.” Fieber also noted other menu favorites include ice cream malts served in tin cans, especially the hot-fudge banana malt. The butter burger, as well as all of Solly’s homemade sandwiches, make the restaurant stand out. Fieber’s personal comfort food favorite is the Glendale burger, which comes loaded with Monterey Jack cheese, mushrooms and grilled onions. Solly’s also has a breakfast menu, serving farm-style breakfast along with classics like pancakes. Solly’s is located on Port Washington Rd. and Glendale Ave. España Tapas House has Spanish tapas and favorites to please those craving a warmer climate. It’s a relatively new restaurant, having opened a little more than six months ago. Owner Joey Elbadi had the idea to open a Spanish restaurant right in Milwaukee’s downtown because he wanted something unique that would enhance Milwaukee’s dining scene. España features dining rooms for different settings, such as the main dining room, the Barcelona room and the Madrid room, which is for private parties. The main goal of España is to
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Espana is one of many Milwaukee restaurants cooking up comfort food.
create various ambiances within the restaurant while still creating that authentic European dining experience. The restaurant’s specialties are Spanish classics including a large variety of tapas, which are appetizers or small plates of food accompanying the main course. The menu also includes a wide variety of paellas and sangria. One of the unique qualities of España is that many of the ingredients used in the food are imported directly from Spain, such as the spices and the cured meats
used in the dishes. Many of the wines and beers served are also imported from the country. The restaurant also has live entertainment, ranging from flamenco dancers to acoustic guitar singers. Marquette students who show their university IDs get 20 percent off food that’s not already specially priced. España is located at 800 North Plankington Ave. With these three restaurants, a taste of home cooking is no longer three weeks away.
Milwaukee Zine Fest zeroes in on DIY art books Fifth annual zine celebration unites creators and collectors By Erin Heffernan
Zine culture began in a time when mix tapes were actually cassettes, animations were drawn with a pencil and paper rather than on a computer and subcultures relied on printed literature and word
of mouth to stay connected. Communities surrounding these do-it-yourself mini-magazines emerged from underground punks, independent comic artists, poets, fiction writers, political activists and science fiction enthusiasts, as a tangible way to share ideas and record their experiences. For five years, the Milwaukee Zine Fest has been an outlet for local and national zinesters to continue to share their craft. The main event will take place
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on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Falcon Bowl, where creators will set up tables and sell or trade their work. The night before, there is a kick-off event including a zine reading and dance party at the nearby Riverwest Public House. According to Chris Wilde, one of seven organizers of the event, the Milwaukee Zine Fest is going to attract national and international zinesters from across the country as well as locally based artists from Milwaukee and Chicago. “(Zine Fest) is a chance to meet the people who create the zines and also directly support them,” Wilde said. “There’s no barrier, so you’re not going through a third party, you’re not paying a publisher for somebody else’s work where they may only see pennies on the dollar.” Zinesters at the event will include comic artists selling unique prints and showcasing graphic novels, as well as zines on topics like punk rock, vegan cooking, political activism and even the hairstyles of rock and roll icons. “Milwaukee has a really small and sort of dedicated (zine) scene,” Wilde said. “I think a lot of Milwaukee artists are actually probably more known outside of Milwaukee for their work than they are here locally. So one of the fun things about Milwaukee Zine Fest is that local people get a chance to find out who some of these people are who are doing nationally or internationally known work.” Admission to the Milwaukee Zine Fest is free, and many of the zines can be bought at affordable prices or in some cases are given
away for free. The organizers of the event – who in addition to Wilde include Jess Bubblitz Baumann, Erin Broskowski, Shannon Connor, Milo Miller, Joshua Sutton and Rebecca Targ – want to create a friendly environment for both people with no spending money who just want to see the zines, as well as collectors familiar with the artists. Wilde, who has been involved in making zines in places like San Francisco, Minneapolis and Milwaukee, has been part of zine culture for more than 20 years. As a cofounder of qzap.org, the Queer Zine Archival Project, he aims to archive work on LGBT topics and make them available online. Wilde says that the festival, as well as the work on his website, are indicative of the way many artists give back to zine culture and preserve the community and the work people have created over the years. “Zines are very ephemeral, and sometimes only a handful of them were ever published,” Wilde said. “Somebody might print five copies and that’s it. So to be able to save those and share them with other people is a sort of exciting project for me.” The zine community has inevitably changed with the development of the Internet, but Wilde has found opportunity rather than competition with the new technology. “(Zines and the Internet) are very complementary because the Internet allows you to reach more people,” Wilde said. “I think it’s one of the tools that a zinester can use to make their craft better. It can be used to really promote and build an audience.”
But for many, the new electronic forms cannot replace the kind of hand-stapled, xeroxed or sometimes even hand-drawn work that goes into paper zines. “There is a real power in holding a physical object that you know you created. I think the strength of this sort of zine-making will still continue in an age when everything’s about the Internet,” Wilde said. Vincent Gaa, a Marquette student in the College of Education, is preparing to bring the first issue of his latest zine project to the event. Gaa, along with two of his friends, created a fiction zine called “Shades of Black,” which will feature original short stories and poetry. “The reason why I like (making zines) is that it is something I do myself and that I can totally enter,” Gaa said. “The whole doit-yourself movement draws me to it. I like having total control of what I’m doing.” Beyond having this outlet for creativity, zine makers can find a community around making and exchanging their creative work. Gaa says he makes zines with his friends because he loves how the process is “working honestly with one another and just on this one thing, as opposed to working together under rules and guidelines like with a boss or work.” The Milwaukee Zine Fest hopes to continue to be a haven for creators like Gaa. The organizers have worked hard to carry on the tangible, foldable, rip-able and physically shareable form that make zines so refreshing in a time when tech rules.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hungry for the Food Network
Matt Mueller I’m going shock all five of my loyal readers right now. This column is not going to be about movies. In fact, I’m not even going to use the word “movie” from this point forward. I’ll give you a brief moment to pick your stunned jaws up off the floor. You see, the five hours of the day I’m not spending in a theater are usually spent either sleeping or eating a healthy dinner of Hot Pockets, Dr. Pepper and a side of Skittles (Peanut Butter M&M’s if I’m feeling really body-conscious). My third, and favorite, non-film related part of my life is watching the single greatest achievement in the history of television: the Food Network. The Food Network is something that could only exist in an overindulgent society. It’s not television about health. It’s not even about how to cook food properly (it has banished most of its actual cooking shows to early mornings and afternoons). It is instead television created merely to look at food adoringly. Just imagine trying to explain that to someone living in a country suffering through drought or coping with hunger. However, it’s easy to forget your first world guilt since the Food Network is so freakishly, incredibly watchable. When I say that the Food Network is the single greatest achievement in the history of television, it is only a slight hyperbole. When I want to watch TV (which is admittedly rare), I mainly have two goals in mind: I want it to either be mild entertainment so I can turn my brain off without hating myself, or I want it to serve as pleasant
background noise for some other activity, like homework or cooking my Hot Pocket. The Food Network serves as both of those things. When I’m working on an article or studying, it’s the perfect complement. It’s not too bright and complicated to completely draw your attention away from what you need to get done. At the same time, it’s entertaining enough to be the ideal little study break when all the typing and head scratching get too stressful. I mean, what better way to dissolve worries of an upcoming final than watching a mouth-watering plate of tasty toasted ricotta gnocchi come together? And that brings me to the food itself. Oh, the glorious food. I don’t think you have to be a cinematic genius to direct for the Food Network, but they do know how to make a dish look so delicious, you ponder whether you should fly halfway across the nation to get a taste. Most of these scrumptious temptations are showcased on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” or as my mother and I call it, “Food Porn.” Every episode, the show asks about five or six of the channel’s stars about their favorite dishes, and they take about five minutes to dissect every flavor and nuance. Every episode is utterly drool-worthy. Viewers not only get teased by scintillating shots of delicious food, but they often also get a trip behind the scenes to see how the magic comes together. It’s almost informative – if, that is, there is a chance in hell you will attempt to make these dishes yourself (don’t fool yourself; you won’t). Yes, I’m aware the show functions essentially as glorified advertising for their various featured restaurants. However, it’s easily the most satisfying product placement on television, and the Food Network celebrities are mostly entertaining and informative to watch (except you, Guy Fieri). Of course, there’s also “Chopped,” which provides
the cheapest, lightest thrills of all. The show follows four chefs, each given a basket of mystery ingredients and 20 minutes to make a tasty dish. When the time runs out, they present their plates to the judges, and one of the chefs gets “chopped.” The rest move on to the next round until there’s only one champion remaining. It’s terrifically hokey and predictable. The contestants’ dramas all blend into one big cliché after a while: One contestant will have a family story; another contestant will be a jerk for the sake of “good television.” Plus, you get the awesome Food Network editing and production, which adds dramatic music cues to sentences like “You overcooked the risotto” and “You call this breaded eggplant?” But it’s all goofy fun, and every now and then, it’ll deliver a few tasty combinations or interesting characters to follow. I’ll admit the Food Network isn’t flawless. Some of the shows are misses. For instance, “Restaurant Stakeout” – a show about finding and exposing bad service at restaurants – is an example of the kind of “gotcha” entertainment that just serves to make people feel better about themselves by laughing at others’ shortcomings and failures. “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” is also the screen saver of entertainment. It’s tolerable for background noise, but if my eyes stay glued to it for more than five seconds, I become bored. It’s just a guy driving around and telling people what they already know about their cooking. Even with its flaws, though, the Food Network is still the only station my television ever lands upon. It’s almost as wonderful as watching a movie. Well, maybe I shouldn’t go that far. Matt’s movie reviews can be found at onmilwaukee.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming up... The Bourne Legacy Varsity Theater 11/2-11/3 Remember everything you loved about the original Bourne trilogy? The intense, breathtakingly edited action sequences? The taut plot? The sense of breathless energy? Yeah, none of that made it into “The Bourne Legacy.” It plays like the scraps of the previous entries. But besides that, it’s not bad.
Passion Pit The Riverside Theatre 11/1 If you’ve seen a Taco Bell ad for the Doritos Locos Taco, you’ve heard Passion Pit’s addictively catchy new single, “Take a Walk.” Hear the rest of their hits - such as “Sleepyhead” and “Little Secrets” - as well as new songs off their new album “Gossamer.” In unrelated news, the Doritos Locos Taco is actually kind of delicious.
Theresa Caputo The Riverside Theatre 11/3 Gravity defying, a thick New Jersey accent and a tendency to wander up to strangers with a comically exaggerated premonition face all come together to make Theresa Caputo, aka the Long Island Medium, one of TLC’s most bizarre stars (and that’s really saying something considering it’s the network that brought us “Honey Boo Boo,” “Extreme Couponing” and “Sister Wives”). Caputo will perform two shows featuring personal stories and, you guessed it, live audience readings.
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Reporter Peter Setter discusses his endless quest for a mythical blue check mark on Twitter. Does he succeed? Find out at www.marquettetribune.org
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Please take out a piece of paper and write your name at the top – it’s time for a pop quiz! 1) Who is the prime minister of the United Kingdom? 2) What are the five permanent member states of the U.N. Security Council? 3) How many political parties are represented in Germany’s legislative body? (Extra credit if you can name what that legislative body is called.) The truth is, you may not know any of these things. And some of us didn’t know all of them, either – we looked them up (thanks, Google). But we shouldn’t ignore the rest of the world’s politics and governments just because we can look answers up on the Internet at a moment’s notice. After all, citizens in other countries seem to have at least a surface-level knowledge of our politics and current events. A recent BBC opinion poll examined U.S. presidential candidates’ approval ratings abroad, surveying 21,797 people in 21 countries. The results showed much higher approval for President Barack Obama than Gov. Mitt Romney. But the results of the poll are not what are most important here. Not only did the people surveyed know who our candidates were, but these respondents were informed enough to shape an opinion about another country’s elections. Do you think you could do the same? When was the last time Americans were polled on a French presidential race, or any other country’s for that matter? One Marquette student who studied abroad in France said that during the last U.S. presidential election, French students at her school in Paris held an electionviewing party just to watch the results, complete with breakfast and American flags. But here’s the real kicker – the cross-cultural event was held at 6 a.m. and was still able to fill the entire auditorium. We think it’s safe to say that something like that has never occurred here, and sadly, it probably never will. The U.S. government has such
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influence on global politics that other countries follow our elections and policies very closely. Why don’t we start paying more attention to theirs? After all, what happens around the world affects us, too; just look at the global effects of the European Union’s financial crisis. According to the 2009 U.S. Department of Defense Base Structure Report, the department manages more than 539,000 facilities located on more than 5,570 sites on approximately 29 million acres around the world. Clearly our government is invested in global politics and has some sort of influence in nearly every other country, so why, then, do U.S. citizens seem so disinterested in what happens outside of the States? If our government has military bases in almost every country, we should take it upon ourselves as citizens to learn about these various cultures and governments as well. Remaining uninformed about global politics can only lead to ethnocentrism. We must educate ourselves about other parts of the world to have any chance at global understanding and peace. Even CNN, a reputable American news source, mistakenly showed a map of Tripoli, Lebanon, instead of Tripoli, Libya, when the latter country’s revolution made international headlines in 2011. What does that say for the average citizen? China, Libya and Syria have all become buzzwords in the current presidential campaign, but we wonder what percentage of voters can locate these countries on a map. Before you head to the polls Tuesday – and please do – we encourage you to educate yourself about the foreign affairs at the forefront of this election. And even after the polls close, continue to pay attention to what is happening around the world. Whether you plan to take advantage of Marquette’s study abroad and immersion trips or take a class that focuses on international events, we hope you’re doing something to become more globally educated. We’re vowing to do the same.
Tony Manno I’ll take any excuse to keep this mustache for another month, and No Shave November makes it especially forgivable. If you’re in the same boat, you might as well make it count. As fate would have it, my roommate Andrew and his sibs started the aptly named “No-Shave November” non-profit to do just that. The hairy cause started in 2009 with around 20 or 30 participants as a quirky way to raise cancer awareness and cash for research via all things hair – 100 percent of profits benefit the American Cancer Society. Today, it continues to grow and curl, with participation and a presence on the web from Facebook and beyond. The Hills are upping the ante this year by selling (awesome) t-shirts and bracelets on the website. Now I shouldn’t say for sure the mustache will stay – I’m thinking of starting with the clean canvas approach, just to see how illustrious a face I can create in 30 days. We’ll see. And that’s the point, right? Having fun with a cause doesn’t make its impact any less significant. “When something’s fun, people become competitive and make a big deal out of it,” Andrew said. “It gives people something to talk about, and word of mouth spreads things around.” The fun has become impressively widespread. The site has hits and donations from around the world, spanning from Wisconsin to the United Kingdom. And one fraternity in Virginia bought around 100 bracelets for its own Novembeard competition. “A lot more people are personally reaching
out, especially in the workplace this year,” Andrew said. “I just got two messages earlier today to put fliers up at their work. They want to join our campaign and get the word out.” I love these sorts of things. You know, they aren’t necessarily “incentives” for donations to a particular cause – this word gets a bad connotation during election seasons. Rather, they put a lighthearted spin on tackling a serious matter. It’s the same as running a 5K, or competing in a pie-eating contest. Getting your cheeks covered in whipped cream doesn’t make the contribution any less noble. There are lots of ways to go about this noshave business. Maybe I’ll let it go all out, giving me a prickly chin beard after a few weeks. I could go for a pocket-sized grooming kit, snipping away every morning in place of a shave. Or I could target my no-shave, going for the solo mustache or some Irish chops. Any level of scruff will do for the cause, Andrew said. I’m shooting for somewhere between fruit fuzz and a Brian Wilson megabeard. “A lot of people look pretty goofy,” he said. “But it begs the question, ‘why haven’t you shaved?’ Well, it’s for a good cause.” And no worries to you, Stan Sitwells – you can always donate without growing it out, buy a wristband and t-shirt or just give beard-growing the old college try. And this isn’t just about beards: willing women can participate, too, of course. It’s a great idea for a great cause. I think Andrew sums it up pretty nicely: “People like to take pride in their scruff.” Have access to the interweb? Stop by the website, http://www.no-shavenovember. com. Look for the mustached logo with the porkpie hat on Facebook and join in. Have some cash? Buy a shirt or a bracelet and chip in on the donation page. Broke but prone to hair growth? Post fliers around the office. Put a picture online by tweeting at the group, posting on the Facebook wall or sending it directly to the website. There’s my shameless plug, folks. Just remember: with proper care and a little water, you and your beard can take us a step closer to eliminating our generation’s Godzilla monster of health problems. Happy grooming. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Pictures speak more than a thousands words
Brooke Goodman Photography is a wonderful thing. Photos are taken over the course of our entire lives — when we’re happy, sad, nervous, excited and even when we shouldn’t be documenting the events occurring at all. They’re meant to show celebration, anticipation and sorrow and to provide evidence for memories that otherwise may be forgotten. They’re our way to remember the great (and not so great) moments of our lives. Pictures are said to be worth a thousand words, but I disagree. They’re much more than that. They’re worth millions of words that can be combined in millions of ways to provide millions of depictions of the realities portrayed within photographs. It’s true photos capture a single moment in time, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the image shown can only be interpreted in one way. And it most certainly doesn’t mean that the common interpretation is always a reality. Contexts and situations are highly important, which is why we sometimes look at a photo and see an entirely false depiction of what was actually happening at that point in time. An example of this is one of the seemingly most romantic photos of all time, the famous V-J Day photo, “The Kiss,” taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt and published in Life magazine. This image of a sailor smoochng a
nurse in Times Square after the end of World War II on Aug. 14, 1945, has been plastered all over posters, made into wedding cake figurines and even constructed into a 26-foot statue. What some people don’t know, however, is that the reality of this photograph wasn’t very romantic at all. The two individuals were complete strangers, and the sailor was simply running through the street kissing every woman in sight. If I had to narrate this photo, it’d go a little something like this ... Sailor: “The war is over! This is the only time until the 1970s that it will be somewhat socially acceptable for me to kiss everyone in sight! I have to take advantage of this. She’s a nurse. I bet this looks really patriotic right now. Bonus, ‘Murica!” Nurse: “I really wish this man would stop kissing me. No, my foot is not trying to pop with love right now; it’s just trapped at an odd angle. He has me in a head lock. It’s awkward. Should I slap him after he lets me go? No, today is too celebratory to do something like that. I really hope people aren’t watching this right now. How embarrassing would it be if a photo was taken?” Giggling man off to the side: “Yeah, man, good for you. I wish I had the guts to run through the street kissing everyone. Instead, I’m just the awkward guy walking alongside. I’ll mask my insecurities with this nice grin.” Gasping woman on the left: “How romantic. Doesn’t that look pleasant? It looks like that would make a nice billboard or greeting card. Someone should take a photo of that.” The best part about this image, though, is that whether it’s romantic doesn’t actually matter. People can interpret it in whatever way and for whatever purpose they like. Hopeless romantics may see it as a couple experiencing an elated embrace after a trying time finally comes to a close. Feminist advocates may use it as an argument against
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This is an alternative angle of the 1945 V-J Day kiss photo, which became an iconic image.
male dominance. History buffs may look at it as just another example of the jubilation experienced at the end of WWII. At the very least, it’s simply a nice photo to look at. That is why images are so great — you can merely admire a pretty picture or use
your imagination to create a story that depicts whatever you want it to be. Photos may capture a moment in time, but the ideas, emotions and stories that evolve from them are never-ending. firstname.lastname@example.org
The gift of the blue Twitter checkmark By Peter Setter
It was a warm day in July. I was perusing Twitter and reading Entertainment Weekly, when all of a sudden I was struck with a profound thought: what if I tried to get Annie Barrett, my favorite columnist for Entertainment Weekly, to follow me on Twitter? I immediately set to tweeting about her. Six hours and two tweets later, I was at last being followed by a blue checkmark-verified Twitter account. For those of you who do not know, a blue checkmark verifies that a user is proven to be the legitimate author of a person’s tweets. The honor is typically reserved for celebrities who want to prevent random people from claiming their identities. I know other people with a blue-checkmark follower. My friend Zoe Ursick, a friend and freshman at the University of Missouri, is fortunate enough to be followed by Snoop Dogg. Though she does not know exactly how she got a follow from him, she assumes it is because she constantly retweeted his tweets and liked his posts on Instagram.
“Sure enough he did follow me,” Ursick said. “It was completely random though. And let me say that this was before he became Snoop Lion, so I am being followed by the timeless, the original, Snoop Dogg. It’s like getting a follow from Nicholas Coppola before he was Nicolas Cage … not that anyone would actually want that.” In addition, Britney Spears and Aaron Carter are following two acquaintances of mine. Too bad that would have been way more relevant in the early 2000s. I guess you take what you can get. But beyond these random Twitter victories, it is normally quite difficult to achieve such a feat. A freshman at Marquette who asked to be kept anonymous tried and failed to get a follow by Justin Bieber. When his movie “Never Say Never” was released in February 2011, she fervently tried to get him to follow her by constantly tweeting at him. Such tweets included “Please follow me, I love you @justinbieber,” and “@justinbieber I’ll tweet you everyday until you follow me.” Her most extreme tweet, “Your dreams came true by working hard. You could make my dreams come true by following me
@justinbieber” was left unanswered. Alas, her dreams were crushed, but she begrudgingly moved on. For those of you readers who want your favorite superstar to follow you, here are a few simple tips. 1) You can cyber-annoy them until they ultimately follow you. That is what I did to Annie Barrett, and though it only took two tweets to crack her, the pestering did the trick. Obviously, do not take it too far and go borderline stalker. 2) You can just tweet a lot about said celebrity. You don’t necessarily have to tag them in each tweet; just mention the person, and soon enough, they might take note and follow a loyal fan. 3) Do as Ms. Ursick did, and retweet/favorite multiple tweets. They may acknowledge you as a die-hard Twitter follower and reward you with a follow. The gift of getting followed by a blue checkmark-verified celebrity on Twitter can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. I highly suggest you get to groveling for that follow, and join us: the few, the proud, the blue checkmark approved.
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Blowout sets up showdown with Louisville Sjoberg, Huftalin, Islami score in 3-0 romp of Cincinnati By Matt Trebby
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Kelmend Islami scored the second goal in MU’s 3-0 win Wednesday night.
If coach Louis Bennett had been told in August that his team would have the chance to win the Blue Division of the Big East in the last week of the season, he would’ve taken it. Tied for the lead in the division, playing top-10 Notre Dame twice this week — on both Wednesday night in South Bend and Saturday night at Valley Fields — makes it a bit more difficult. “There are no really easy games in the Big East,” Bennett said. “There are just those that are harder than others.” The Golden Eagles’ two upcoming games against Notre Dame will fall under the category of “harder than others.” Marquette shares the Blue Division lead with Connecticut, whom the Golden Eagles beat this season, with a 5-1-0 record. The Huskies play Providence twice this week, as Marquette does Notre Dame. The Friars are 3-9-2 overall and 1-5-0 in Big East play. To win their second conference championship in a row, the Golden Eagles have to equal or better Connecticut’s results. Their fate is
in their own hands. “That’s the way the cookies crumbled there, and some might see it as unfortunate, especially since Notre Dame is one of the higher-ranked teams in our division,” junior midfielder Eric Pothast said. “We’ve got to not look at it like that and use it as an opportunity to go out there and get two big wins and make some noise around the country and go for the next Big East Championship.” Junior midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka said he felt the same way. “These are the kinds of games you love playing,” Ciesiulka said. “You get to play against some of the best kids in the country. They’re going to be two battles for us, so it should be a good time.” Last season, Marquette beat Notre Dame for the first time in program history, 1-0 at Valley Fields, thanks to a first half goal from sophomore Sebastian Jansson. The Fighting Irish had control of the game after the goal, striking the woodwork of the Marquette goal post four times. Bennett said his team learned a big lesson from that victory: how to bend but not break. “Like peek-a-boo boxing, we covered up, we punched when we needed to punch, and we didn’t hit them as much as they hit us, but when we did hit them, it was enough to win the game,” Bennett said. A positive aspect of playing the
Fighting Irish twice in four days is that scouting will be much easier the second time around. Pothast thinks game action is the best way to prepare and admits he’s never had anything like this happen. “We’ll basically know their tendencies and know what we’ve got to do,” Pothast said. “It will be something unique for the season, especially since we don’t normally see teams twice, and we don’t normally see teams twice in one week.” Notre Dame has scored left and right in Big East play, with 17 goals in the team’s last four conference matches. A lot of that comes from its attacking depth. Their top two point scorers, senior Ryan Finley and junior Harrison Shipp, have not started a game this season. Finley leads the Big East with 14 goals and 31 points. Marquette will approach this game the same way they have all season, with the mindset that the next is the most important. The only difference is the next two are against the same team, and two victories could lead to another Big East championship on Saturday night, which happens to be Senior Night. “That’d be cool doing it on Senior Night because our seniors have been so big for us this year,” Ciesiulka said. “They’ve all played really well, but we want to not focus on that Saturday game yet, and just focus on the next one.”
Fantasy football changes Fifth place finish a me and I’m not sure I like it great end to year
Matt Trebby Maybe it’s just because my leagues are weird, but fantasy football changes me. I’m in a certain mode on Sunday afternoon. I say things to people I never would on any other day. I am almost a different person. I live with three other guys, and two of them are in the league I value most. One of them is done for the season after an 0-5 start, and the other has won five in a row and is contending after an 0-3 start. The latter is a great guy, but others in the league and I have a common thought process: We do not want him to win. On Tuesday, I talked with people about how I didn’t want this guy to win for the rest of the year. Later that same night I was hanging out with him and having a good time. Am I becoming two people? I’m friends with everyone in the league, so whenever I play anyone, not just my aforementioned annoying friend, things
get testy, borderline personal. While we have an understanding that this is for fun, it is really for so much more. We make fun of each other all the time, and whenever someone doesn’t have a comeback for a joke, fantasy football records are brought into the argument. Unfortunately, I have not made the playoffs in any of the three years we’ve done this league. I hear about it all the time. And what do these arguments stem from? They come from our cheering for individual players, some on teams that I despise, so they can help my fantasy football team win. I strongly dislike some players just because of fantasy football, as do many people across the country. I especially dislike Drew Brees. The only good thing he’s ever done for me is have a subpar game last Sunday against the Broncos when I played against him. Now think about that statement. Brees comes across as a great guy. He appears to be a true leader. He is even in a commercial with One Direction! How awesome is that? My answer: Not awesome, because until last week, he had great game after great game whenever I played him in fantasy football. Ever since I started this league, I’ve thought about how all the “Who dat?” stuff done by the
Saints is really dumb, and I have stopped rooting for them entirely, which the BountyGate scandal didn’t help, either. I’m a huge Packers fan, but last year I started four Lions players in my fantasy football lineup. I was rooting for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Jahvid Best and Jason Hanson every week until Best went and got himself concussed, which I make him sound like a jerk for doing. What is happening to me? I’m now accused of being a Lions fan because of this, which I will vehemently deny forever. But I do have a soft spot for Johnson and Best. They’re my guys. I still have Stafford on my team, and next year when the draft comes around, I may feel obliged to pick him again. The worst part of my current team is owning the Bears defense. I don’t like them either, but I respect their contributions to my team. From noon on Sunday to the conclusion of Monday Night Football, I’m a different person. This year, I’m convinced I have the best team in my league, so that different person is much more annoying. But, that’s the fun of it, and luckily for me, we’re only halfway through the season. firstname.lastname@example.org
Squad finished better than Wisconsin, St. John’s, Connecticut By Michael LoCicero
The Marquette men’s golf team closed out an up-anddown autumn with one of its best finishes in years at the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic in Kiawah Island, S.C., Tuesday. For the second time this season, the Golden Eagles placed in the top five, but this time may have been even more impressive than the team’s first place finish on Oct. 7. In a field of 26 teams, Marquette finished fifth with an overall score of 896, beating out Wisconsin-Madison and fellow Big East teams St. John’s and Connecticut. The team had a solid first round with junior Corey Konieczki and freshman Zach Gaugert leading the way. On the par 71 course, Gaugert finished even par and Konieczki one over. Marquette’s fortunes changed in the second round, however, as disappointing rounds from each team member dug the Golden
Eagles into a hole. Coach Steve Bailey said Tuesday that he would’ve been happy with a top 10 finish after that round. While last year’s squad might’ve buckled, this year’s Marquette team bucked the trend again and pulled off an impressive third round. After a 75 and a 79 in the first two rounds, respectively, freshman Patrick Sanchez finished two under in the third round, while freshman Nick Nelson finished even par, and Konieczki rebounded from a second round 78 with another 72. “I think it’s a great way to end the fall season,” Bailey said. “Coming back from the second round, the way they were able to close the deal with toughness in difficult conditions was impressive.” In the recent past, the Golden Eagles have had a hard time closing out tournaments. All too often, the team let bad rounds get the best of them mentally and dominate their mindsets the rest of the way. That wasn’t the case this week, Bailey said. “We’ve been talking mental toughness all fall,” Bailey said. “It’s about controlling what you can control and working through what you can’t. See Finish, page 17
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Friday 2 Holly Mertens Senior right side
Women’s Soccer vs. Notre Dame -11 a.m.
Men’s Tennis at Texas Fall Invitational - all day
4 Volleyball at St. John’s - 2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Connecticut - 7 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Winona State - 7 p.m.
3 Men’s Soccer at Louisville - 6 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Wisconsin-Parkside - 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer NCAA Selection Show - 3:30 p.m.
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Sweep gives reserves a shot Marquette blows past Milwaukee for second time this year By Patrick Leary
In the second meeting of crosstown rivals in 2012, the Marquette women’s volleyball team dominated Wisconsin-Milwaukee en route to a convincing sweep (2515, 25-11, 25-22) at the Klostche Center Tuesday night. Previously, Marquette defeated UW-Milwaukee in four sets at the Al McGuire Center on Sept. 15. On Tuesday, senior right side hitter Holly Mertens and freshman outside hitter Erin Lehman led Marquette with 12 and 11 kills, respectively, as the team improved to 21-4. Lehman said that despite having played two matches in the previous four days, Marquette was ready for its rivals. “We were really focused to come out and sweep them tonight,” Lehman said. “We knew that we
THE FACTS: Mertens recorded double-digit kills in the team’s last three matches, including a team-high 12 in Marquette’s 3-0 sweep of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Tueday night. Mertens’ 3.19 kills per set lead the team, and her .322 hitting percentage ranks third.
had to play our best because they can catch us. They’re a scrappy team with some good hitters. It felt good to beat them, obviously, since it’s Milwaukee.” Mertens agreed, saying the rivalry always adds intensity to the Marquette–UW-Milwaukee matches. “No matter how good we are in the season, no matter how good Milwaukee is, it’s always a fight,” Mertens said. “They always come and fight, and they always bring something extra to our game. It’s always fun to play them.” Coach Bond Shymansky wasn’t concerned about his team playing tired on Tuesday because of the energy the rivalry adds to the match. “Every time Marquette plays Milwaukee, it’s a big deal,” Shymansky said. “Milwaukee wants to beat us so (badly). That’s what’s so important. So many of our gals played against the Milwaukee gals in high school. I knew that we had the same intensity and desire to go out and beat them.” After seizing a 10-point advantage midway through the second set, Shymansky subbed in some players that normally don’t see
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Holly Mertens acknowledges MU couldn’t afford to look past Milwaukee.
much of the court. Freshmen Ellie Rauch and Mary Nilles, sophomore Jalyn Smith and junior Casey Read all played extended minutes for the Golden Eagles. “We keep preaching to them the value that they bring to the program,” Shymansky said of his reserves. “They need to be strong every day in practice so that we can be strong as a team. When they’re able to perform in practice, they need to find a way to be rewarded and be tested.” Perhaps the most impressive of the reserves on Tuesday was Read, who recorded a season-high four kills at outside hitter in place of sophomore Lindsey Gosh. Shymansky felt Read played like a “veteran” against Milwaukee. “Casey Read offers something different than Lindsey Gosh in that position,” Shymansky said. “Lindsey’s left-handed; Casey’s righthanded. Lindsey will hit different angles, and Casey uses the block well. She gave us a little different look out there.” Lehman saw Tuesday’s match as a window into the future of Marquette volleyball. “Next year, we’re obviously going to be losing our seniors, who are a huge part of our team right now,” she said. “When we get everybody else out there and everything’s clicking, it’s so exciting to know what we could do in the future.” With just four regular season matches remaining, the future for Marquette could include a Big East regular season championship. But before finishing the season with two huge matches at Louisville and home against Notre Dame, Marquette must take care of business against Connecticut and St. John’s at the Al this weekend. “We absolutely have to win,” Shymansky said. “We are in a must-win situation from here on out. We’re going to need to play our best volleyball this weekend. If we want to win a Big East Championship, that championship goes through UConn and St. John’s this weekend.” As to how to avoid thinking too far down the road, Lehman has some good ideas. “We stay focused on Marquette volleyball,” Lehman said. “We don’t overlook any teams. We really want to stay focused and play our game. We know if we are clicking and focused on our side of the net, things should fall into place.”
Finish: Konieczki, Sanchez finish in tie for 19th overall It was a little cold and quite windy all week, but we did a good job not letting a bad shot affect the next one.” Bailey pointed to Sanchez’s effort as the epitome of the team’s overall performance. “He started off struggling to keep his focus and had a tough time committing to shots,” Bailey said. “He was able to overcome that in the final round. To turn things around like he did, we’ve known how talented he is, but he stepped up big for us today.” Sanchez admitted he just wasn’t himself in the first two rounds, but he was able to keep himself in it. A lot of that came from experience with windy conditions. “In the first round, I didn’t play very well, and I don’t think I was as patient as I could’ve been,” Sanchez said. “In the third round, I committed to
every single shot and was myself. My ball striking was pretty good, and my mental game was really good toward the end. I did well controlling ball flight into the wind since I’m used to it, being from Mexico and the West Coast.” As a whole, Bailey was pleased with the way his team putted, even though he said the course’s greens were easier than usual. To him, the tournaments were the continuation of the common theme of the fall and forward into the spring. “It’s just going back to creating that positive energy,” Bailey said. “It’s about having the guys hungry to get better every day. By no way are we satisfied, and we’re ready to put in a lot more work. Everyone’s excited and energized for the spring.”
Normally this space is used to embarrass athletes or weird sports fans across the country. This time, I really had to think if I wanted to make fun of a charity for an “auction item.” The answer is yes, but hear me out! Charitybuzz is a for-profit Internet company located in New York City that raises money for nonprofit organizations through online charity auctions with notable celebrities and brands. The group is offering a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to spend $7,000 to get a 30-minute pitching lesson with … R.A. Dickey? That’s right, the knuckleballing New York Mets starting pitcher,
who led the league in strikeouts this year, will give the winning bidder a 30-minute pitching lesson. Really? The guy has one good year, is a finalist for the Cy Young and is suddenly worth $7,000 for a half hour of his time? The auction benefits Hope Shines for Shannon, who was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer on Aug. 2. I really hope Charitybuzz gets the money it is asking for because the cause is great, but couldn’t you get Justin Verlander or Stephen Strasburg instead? At least the winning bidder also gets to watch batting practice on the field and receives four tickets to a Mets game. email@example.com
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Preseason kicks off with tilt against Winona State Golden Eagles also host UW-Parkside Monday evening By Kyle Doubrava
Exhibition games may not count toward a team’s overall record, but don’t tell that to the Golden Eagles. The women’s basketball team plays its first of two exhibition games this Saturday against Winona State at the Al McGuire Center. The second is Monday at home against Wisconsin-Parkside. Marquette does not scout its preseason opponents, but it still treats these contests seriously. “When we go into this game we’re going to prepare for it like we’re playing UConn or in the Big East championship, so we just want to try to use this as a learning experience to get better,” sophomore center Apiew Ojulu said. The Golden Eagles have been addressing areas of concern in practice this week. Coach Terri Mitchell has noted the team’s need to improve offensively, and she will be keeping a close watch on that Saturday. “We’ve been watching a lot of film with them this week to show them where we’re deficient right now and how much better we need to be,” Mitchell said. “We’re not going to have everything figured out by Saturday, but it’ll be so great to play against someone else.” Winona State, hailing from Winona, Minn., is a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in Division II. It finished 18-11 overall last season and 13-9 in league play. They aren’t
expected to defeat a Marquette team that has seen much more demanding competition in the Big East, but the team could nevertheless pose a challenge. The Warriors are physically a much smaller team than Marquette; the three tallest players are each 6-foot-1 while Marquette has six players 6-foot or taller. Junior forward Katherine Plouffe and the other power position players will use this to their advantage. “The more we get it inside, the more Winona will have to collapse on us, which will allow us to get shots off for our guards,” Plouffe said. Mitchell, however, knows that smaller teams can also be quite pesky. In place of their lack of size, they can move faster up and down the floor and cause transition issues. “They can probably press us,” Mitchell said. “That means they’ll be up and get quicker, so we have to take advantage of getting in the paint.” Seeing how the freshmen and sophomores respond to the exhibition schedule is an area to which Mitchell will pay particular attention. The Golden Eagles have five sophomores and three freshmen on the roster this season, and Mitchell wants to find out who will be fitting into her regular rotation. “How do you sell them about Saturday night?” Mitchell asked. “By proving that they belong out there and they can handle officials and they can handle the crowd no matter what it is. If they can prove that to me, that means they can play against Butler.” Ojulu knows everyone needs to put her best foot forward and show Mitchell what they can be capable of.
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Sophomore center Apiew Ojulu says the team will treat these exhibition games like it was playing Connecticut.
“You actually have to play, because if you don’t play very hard you’re not going to perform at a better level against other teams,” Ojulu said. Despite the pressure to play well,
Plouffe knows she and the rest of the team will also want to make the game an enjoyable experience before the real games arrive. “I’m sure we’ll be a little nervous and excited, so we’re going to go
out there and have some fun and try to practice what we do in practice,” Plouffe said.
Tournament nemesis Irish await in semis Win sets up spot in finals for first time since 2009 season By Michael LoCicero
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Junior defender Katie Hishmeh knows the defense will have its hands full against a potent Notre Dame offense Friday afternoon.
A spot in the Big East Tournament championship will be on the line when Marquette takes on Notre Dame Friday at 11 a.m. in East Hartford, Conn. The Golden Eagles are trying to advance to the championship for the first time since 2009, when they lost to the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame enters Friday’s match at 13-4-2 including an 8-1-1 mark in Big East play. “Over the last eight years, it’s been us and Notre Dame as to who has been the most successful in conference play,” coach Markus Roeders said. “I think Notre Dame is still the measuring stick for other teams based on what they’ve done in the Big East and beyond.” Marquette hasn’t played Notre Dame this year, but the teams split a pair of meetings last year, with the Fighting Irish knocking off the Golden Eagles in the Big East Tournament for the fourth time since Marquette joined the league in 2005. There have been talks of a “down” year for Notre Dame, but that’s not the case whatsoever. The team’s four losses included
three on the road against Wisconsin, Washington and Georgetown and a home loss to North Carolina. The two draws came against Rutgers and Portland. “We’ve had our fair share of battles with them, and at some point in time you always know that if you’re going to try to climb the mountaintop, you’re going to face them,” Roeders said. “If they weren’t around we wouldn’t be thinking about them, but since they’re our next opponent, we’ll embrace whatever comes our way and take it from there.” Offensively, Notre Dame lost All-American forward Melissa Henderson to graduation but has gotten eight goals from freshman forward Crystal Thomas and features four players who have scored five goals. The Irish rank third in the conference in points per game (5.68), goals per game (2.05), assists per game (1.58) and goals allowed per game (0.74). “Notre Dame has always been a great passing team, so it will be tough for us on defense to anticipate that, and their runs off the ball have been great in the past,” junior defender Katie Hishmeh said. “So we’re going to have to stay really tight and communicate in the back to make sure we pick up those runs and make sure our possession is better than theirs.” The Golden Eagle defense will have to make sure it marks
sophomore forward Lauren Bohaboy, who isn’t afraid to let it rip on offense. Bohaboy has only scored five times, but her 62 shots rank her fifth in the conference, and she has scored three game-winning goals. Like Marquette, Notre Dame has started a freshman goalkeeper recently, with Elyse Hight appearing in 12 games, including 11 starts after incumbent sophomore Sarah Voigt was replaced after eight starts. Hight has allowed six goals in those 11 starts and her 0.55 goals against average ranks her third in the conference behind the Golden Eagles’ Amanda Engel (0.53) and Georgetown’s Emma Newins (0.54). Hight’s .870 save percentage is the best mark in the Big East. Both goalkeepers will be facing a new opponent for the first time, something Engel says could work to her advantage. “I just take it game by game and just play my own game and not pay attention to who we’re playing,” Engel said. “I just focus on mentally preparing myself and taking it as it comes.” After a disappointing finish in the conference tournament last year, Roeders is happy the team is back where it belongs in the Final Four. “It doesn’t get old,” Roeders said. “I think the goal for these seniors is to go a little bit further than they have before.”
The Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 issue of the Marquette Tribune.