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Tuesday, October 25, 2012
Officer Walshon: Keeping an eye on campus MU alum and awardwinning DPS officer serves her ninth year By Nick Biggi
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DPS officer Karen Walshon smiles from behind her command center on N. 16th St., where she moniters the feeds of the campus security cameras.
Marquette’s campus and the surrounding area houses hundreds of security cameras. Some are hidden and some are in plain view, but all of them connect to the Department of Public Safety’s headquarters in a room filled with monitor screens. Communications Officer Karen Walshon is tasked with keeping watch over these camera feeds to help keep students safe all over campus. Walshon has been a communications officer with DPS for nine years. This type of officer has two main jobs; one is monitoring the security cameras. There are live feeds from the video cameras around campus in the room where communications officers work, and the officers watch for any suspicious behavior. The second job is dispatching. Officers receive calls for an officer or for some other form of help and then send officers where help is needed. When Walshon explains her work to other people, she compares it to a job in a police force with an extra element. “I tell them that it is similar to a police dispatching job, See DPS Profile, page 9
Sen. Ron Johnson NHL lockout freezing action goes ‘On the Issues’ Milwaukee Admirals Republican U.S. senator visited law school Tuesday By Alexandra Whittaker
On the heels of the third and final presidential debate Monday night, U.S. senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) discussed the economic issues that affect voters at the “On the Issues” talk with Mike Gousha at Eckstein Hall Tuesday. Most of Johnson’s talk was centered on the importance of the federal budget. Johnson gave statistics concerning federal government growth, the deficit and
tax cuts, concluding that “when you increase taxes on wealthier individuals, you increase taxes on small business.” Johnson also discussed the final debate between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, in which the candidates debated foreign policy. While he agreed that both candidates were strong in the debate, he contended that Romney was the frontrunner. “Obviously, I think Mitt Romney did very well,” Johnson said. “I am comforted, though, that Obama has adopted so many of Bush’s policies.” Johnson added that while the third debate reflected strongly on both candidates in
By Jacob Born
The NHL denied the NHL Players Association’s request for negotiations Tuesday, leaving the two sides at a standoff and a full season in jeopardy. The dispute centers around who receives larger compensation – the players or the team owners. Fans were hopeful that a deal would be done last week, when the NHL sent a proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement to the NHLPA on Oct. 16. The proposed 50/50 revenue
See Johnson, page 7
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See Lockout, page 7
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Anthony Peluso (23), of the Peoria Rivermen, fights with Brandon Bolig (18) of the Rockford Icehogs during an AHL game in Peoria, Ill., last Friday.
OMC’s Tricia Geraghty leaves MU for hospital job. PAGE 9
Marquee writers and editors share their favorite freaky films. PAGE 11
Chains may be convenient, but not always better. PAGE 14
Thursday, October 25, 2012
News in Brief Bank of America sued by U.S. Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Wednesday for more than $1 billion, according to USA Today. The civil mortgage lawsuit accused the bank of scheming to “hustle” mortgage applications. The “hustle” is a loan origination program to process mortgage applications, quickly causing toxic loans. The program was allegedly in effect from at least 2007 to 2009. The schemes defrauded federally backed mortgage buyers during the national financial crisis. The quickly processed, fraudulent and defective loans were sold to Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, alleges that the program caused more than $1 billion in losses and thousands of foreclosures. Bank of America shares dropped after news of the lawsuit and finished Wednesday down five cents.
Thompson, Baldwin jab about 9-11 While much of their campaigns to this point have been focused on the economy, Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidates former Gov. Tommy Thompson and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin have begun arguing about the level of support they have for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The issue arose Tuesday when Thompson released an ad criticizing Baldwin for voting against a 2006 resolution honoring 9-11 victims. Baldwin responded by saying she had voted for nine other resolutions
supporting victims and that she only opposed the one in the ad because she felt it politicized the issue. She released her own ad Wednesday that accused a company Thompson heads as being slow to provide services to 9-11 victims when it received a federal contract to do so. Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) has come to Thompson’s side in the argument, while Baldwin has received support over the issue from U.S. Reps Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler, both New York Democrats. Pataki called Baldwin a “leftist radical” for her vote against the aforementioned 2006 bill, while Maloney and Nadler praised Baldwin for helping in getting a 2011 9-11 compensation act passed and reiterated Baldwin’s attack against Thompson. The most recent RealClearPolitics.com polling average shows the race in a dead heat, with Baldwin leading by just 0.8 percent.
DPS Reports Shootout shakes Waukesha A 76-year-old Waukesha man was arrested Tuesday following a shootout with police and is now awaiting multiple charges, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting. The altercation began after police responded to a domestic violence complaint by the suspect’s ex-wife, who was being held against her will by the man, and ended with the surrender of the suspect about an hour after the arrival of the police. The incident took place just two days after a mass shooting also involving domestic violence in which a 45-yearold man shot and killed his ex-wife and two others near the Brookefield Square Mall. As with the previous event, the suspect was ordered to surrender his firearms following his separation from his wife in 2010, but did not.
Apple reveals iPad Mini, new laptop
Halloween party turns tragic
The new iPad Mini was one of numerous new devices unveiled by Apple during an event Tuesday in San Jose. The 7.9-inch Mini starts at $329 and is expected to compete with other small tablets such as Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Asus’s Nexus 7. Also showcased during the event were new models of the 13-inch MacBook Pro and original iPad, both with Retina displays, and a vastly thinner iMac desktop. Because the announcement of the new iPad came only six months after the release of the last iPad, some Apple stores are allowing customers who purchased the older model within the past 30 days before the event to exchange it for the newer one.
A 9-year-old costumed girl was accidently shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party when a relative mistook her for a skunk. New Sewickley Township police say the girl was wearing a black costume with a black hat and white tassel when a male relative fired a shotgun, hitting her in the shoulder, arm, back and neck. The girl was alert and taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, though her condition is unavailable. The man was not drinking, and a decision as to whether to file charges will be made within the next few days.
MKE Church headed to court Archdiocese does not settle on money owed to sex abuse victims By Seamus Doyle
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on January 4, 2011, failed last week to reach an outof-court settlement with those to whom it owed money, namely victims of sexual abuse. With mediation over, the archdiocese must now return to costly bankruptcy court proceedings to come to an agreement with those filing suit against it. “The archdiocese had spent about $7.2 million as of Aug. 1 for attorneys and consultants on both sides, and more than $300,000 in fees has been added since then, according to court records,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on Oct. 15. Unlike many other court proceedings, in bankruptcy court,
the debtor (in this case the archdiocese) has to pay legal and court fees for both sides. While the archdiocese remains hopeful that a settlement can be reached out of court, the collectors are focusing on their next move. At a hearing, attorneys said they plan to sue the archdiocese to consolidate and determine its net worth, pursue millions of dollars worth of archdiocese insurance coverage, establish whether or not the archdiocese owns its Cousin’s Center headquarters and determine whether the archdiocese’s donors and “Faith in Our Future” campaign were fraudulent financial transfers. In 2002, the Rev. Timothy Dolan, now a cardinal and the current archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York, was
appointed archbishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. During his time in Milwaukee and since then, the diocese has done much to combat the scandal of clerical abuse and make financial ends meet. While the financial troubles of the archdiocese have had far-reaching effects on ministry in Milwaukee, they have not affected Marquette to any great degree. “I am not aware of any direct effect of the archdiocese’s bankruptcy on Marquette,” said Stephanie Russell, the vice president for mission and ministry at Marquette. From the outpouring of victim claims in the 1990s to the bankruptcy filing last year, the affair has been long and drawn-out and shows few signs of ending soon.
I am not aware of any direct effect of the archdiocese’s bankruptcy on Marquette.”
Oct. 18 At 2:33 a.m. an underage student admitted to drinking alcohol in the 800 block of N. 18th Street. MPD was notified. At 2:47 p.m. two students reported that six to eight juveniles acted in a disorderly manner toward them in the 600 block of N. 20th street. The juveniles fled the scene. MPD was contacted.
Oct. 21 At 1:40 a.m. a person not affiliated with Marquette removed property from a business in the 1600 block of W. Wells St. The subject was verbally detained by DPS and cited by MPD. Oct. 22 At 1:00 p.m. a student reported that unknown person(s) removed his property estimated at $800 from his unsecured, unattended residence in the 900 block of N. 16th St. MPD was contacted.
Events Calendar OCTOBER 2012
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Saturday 27 Men’s soccer vs. Notre Dame, Valley Fields, 7 p.m. Acoustic Night featuring Erika Force, Union Sports Annex, 9 p.m.
Thursday 25 Mystery Beer Night, Whole Foods Market, 6 p.m.
Bloody Mary Brunch Tour, Historic Third Ward, 10:30 a.m.
Pumpkin carving, Olin Engineering, 7 p.m.
An Evening WIth Edgar Allen Poe, Brumder Mansion Theater, 1:30 p.m.
Kurt Scobie, Brooks Lounge, 8 p.m.
Marquette Orchestra fall concert, Varsity Theatre, 2 p.m.
Friday 26 How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular, Bradley Center, 7 p.m.
Health Care Forum, Wehr Chemistry, 6:30 p.m.
Wiz Khalifa, The Rave / Eagles Club, 8 p.m.
Cat Power, Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. Sex @ 7, AMU 157, 7 p.m.
Howie Mandel, Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
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Nursing school in good health following GE grant New center receives $440,000 from MUfriendly company By Elise Angelopulos
GE Healthcare has given a $440,000 educational grant to the College of Nursing’s Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette. The grant provided the new center with state-of-the-art medical equipment which was displayed at an open house last Friday. Specifically, the grant includes patient monitors with advanced technological capabilities, a central nursing station, telemetry technology, infant incubators and ventilators. Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing, said in an Oct. 16 press release that the grant’s offerings of the new equipment will help students practice their clinical reasoning skills in an equally realistic setting to those they may experience in hospitals. Callahan added that the GE Healthcare equipment “will significantly bolster our efforts to improve health care delivery through excellence in nursing education.” The clinical simulation center, located in Emory T. Clark Hall, opened on campus this August and is equipped with two medical surgical rooms, one labor and delivery suite and a home health/assisted living apartment among other specialized areas. There are also four debriefing rooms, where professors and educators can review video recordings of simulation exercises students perform. According to the same release, Thierry Leclercq, vice president and general manager
of Life Care Solutions at GE Healthcare, said the Marquette grant seemed fitting, as many employees of the company attended the university or know family members who have. Out of the 6,500 GE employees in Wisconsin, roughly 8 percent have degrees from Marquette. Krista Karides, a senior in the College of Nursing, said the newly provided equipment will prove valuable beyond their undergraduate nursing years. “By introducing students to the equipment early, they can focus more on the patient care aspect of their clinical instead of first learning about the tools
used, and then focusing on patient interaction,” Karides said. “This will allow for more growth in the student before he or she actually enters the work force.” Liz Griesmaier, a junior in the College of Nursing, said the telemetry technology, which monitors heart rhythm, will be most helpful to future Marquette nursing students because it provides realistic preparation for hospital work. She said she uses similar equipment as a certified nursing assistant at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Griesmaier added that her colleagues from other local institutions such as MSOE
and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee do not receive the same type of realworld experience Marquette’s simulation lab offers. “The other nurses don’t seem as prepared as we (Marquette) are,” Griesmaier said. “Our lab is probably one of the most advanced out there, so when we are working with the equipment, we seem more ready and understand it.” Karides added that she began her nursing studies before the simulation lab was built and was overwhelmed upon entering her first weeks of required hospital clinicals. “Clinical is already a time
where many students get nervous, and it adds stress when you have never actually worked with any real equipment used in the hospital setting,” Karides said. Karides said the nursing program has blossomed in the last few years and thinks the new donations will only improve nurses’ education. Griesmaier added that she has only had two simulation labs thus far but understands that the implementation of the new technology is a lengthy process. “We’re all still learning,” Griesmaier said. “But in the end, the technology will help us all.”
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A nursing student practices her field technique as others observe in the new Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation.
Metro area district schools seeing enrollment decline More local students attending virtual charter schools By Monique Collins
Schools in the four-county Milwaukee metro area have been hit by a significant decrease in enrollment this year, while virtual charter schools have made gains, according to data released by the state that provides a preliminary head count of all students in public schools. These districts include Brown Deer, Whitnall, Wauwatosa, and Milwaukee, among others. Suburban school districts saw the biggest losses, in particular
Whitnall, which was hit hardest by the decrease with an enrollment decline of 3.39 percent, according to the data. Milwaukee Public Schools continued its declining enrollment trend by losing 1,150 students, or 1.34 percent, from last year. The decrease in enrollment from public schools comes as the state’s virtual charter schools have been experiencing an increase. This increase came soon after the state’s decision to extend the open enrollment period, resulting in more than 37,300 students enrolling in schools outside of their districts, according to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Christopher Schulteis, the logistics and marketing manager at eAchieve, a tuition-free,
public charter school independently operated by the School District of Waukesha, said the increased enrollment in virtual charter schools is based on a variety of factors. “The expanded open enrollment period gives parents more opportunities to apply,” Schulteis said. “Parents are more aware of the options available because of widespread marketing efforts.” Another factor leading some parents to choose virtual schools is flexibility, Schulteis said. “Students choose when, where and at what pace they learn, according to their individual abilities and learning style,” Schulteis said. “In the process, they become responsible for their own learning and develop
independent study and technology skills that will be invaluable throughout their life.” According to the Journal Sentinel, preliminary head counts are important because they determine the amount of state funding a school district receives. Despite increased enrollment, Schulteis said the lengthening of the open enrollment period has posed challenges for virtual charter schools. “Not knowing what our student enrollment is likely to be until the end of April makes planning, staffing and budgeting more difficult,” he said. Twelve of Waukesha’s 19 school districts saw enrollment decrease, including Mukwonago School District, which lost 126 students
this year, a 2.6 percent decrease. Paul Strobel, the superintendent of the Mukwonago School District, said the decrease in enrollment is due mainly to decreasing birthrates in Waukesha. “The birthrate is down over 10 percent,” he said. “We’re graduating classes of more than 400 students, and we’re bringing in kindergarten classes of fewer than 300 kids.” Unlike most of the schools in the four-county area, 10 of the 18 Milwaukee County schools actually saw increases in September, including Greenfield, which saw a 2.3 percent increase, and West-Allis, which saw a two percent increase.
Thursday, october 25, 2012
Students seek to educate others about Sikhism New organization, in the works since last year, comes to fruition By Ben Greene
A new campus group focused on dispelling religious ignorance, Spirituality Awareness Education and Sikhism, has recently started holding meetings this semester. The group is intended to involve students of all religious backgrounds in a dialogue about broad life questions and specific spiritual issues. The group has been in the works since last spring, said its founder Jasleen Bhasin, a junior in the College of Business Administration. An international student from India, Bhasin has been Sikh her entire life and said she was interested in helping more Marquette students learn about her religion. “I have a really big passion for Sikhism, and when my friends saw my passion, they recommended that I start the group,” she said. “But I really wanted to raise awareness.” In the wake of the recent shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis.,
Bhasin said this fall was the perfect time to start the group. Although she was already planning on starting the group as soon as she could this school year, Bhasin said the tragedy increased the importance of information regarding Sikhism. “I was creating this since last semester, but after the shooting over the summer, the awareness already rose,” she said. “I’m hoping that, through that event, people will actually know what Sikhism is and (will) want to learn more.” SEAS held its first-ever meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and started by talking about the different cultures, economies, political systems and countries that were represented. Ryan Bailey, a junior in the College of Business Administration, said the inaugural gathering was marked by a diverse population of attendees. “It was a really, really diverse meeting,” Bailey said. “We had a Somalian, we had two Punjabis and a girl from China … There was a lot of discussion about different topics and how our faiths related to all of those different aspects of our lives.” Other than serving as an environment for people to meet and talk, SEAS is, as its name implies, dedicated to
promoting awareness and education about a relatively young religion. Bhasin said the 300-year-old faith system is often misunderstood. “A guy with a turban and a beard is usually seen as a
Sikh, but sometimes they’re confused with Muslims because of the turban,” she said. “So that’s another reason I wanted to create this group.” Bhasin made sure to point out that the group is not only
intended for Sikhs. She said all students and faculty are invited to the meetings, held every other Wednesday. The group’s next gathering will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 in Lalumiere 210.
Photo courtesy of Spirituality Awareness Education and Sikhism
The Spirituality Awareness Education and Sikhism logo (displayed above) represents the group.
MU seniors raise charitable awareness via website HealthNMedicine.org helps promote causes for individuals, groups By Eric Oliver
Raising money and awareness for charities is not the easiest thing to do, but Jacob Fohtung and Alyssa McCormack, both seniors in the College of Arts & Sciences, launched HealthNMedicine.org last February to make it a bit easier to start, find and raise
awareness for health care causes. Through the site, members can start or publicize their own or existing causes to help raise awareness and, subsequently, funding for it. The site has grown since its inception earlier this year and currently hosts 153 members and eight different causes. “I had always envisioned a website that enables people to sign up and start health care causes, share health care ideas and fundraise (for) them,” Fohtung said. “This is what HealthNMedicine.org is about, and that is why I started it: to give people the power to change their society by starting
health causes that can improve their societies and the world.” Fohtung, the president of the site, conceived the idea after having serious discussions with his friends about a platform where health-related organizations and concerned individuals could connect to deliver health services in an instant. “Starting at Marquette, students can start up projects and start fundraising projects that can be beneficial to their group,” Fohtung said. “Fundraising on the website would enable them to raise money easier and quicker.” McCormack, the vice president
of the site and an online administrator, sees the website as a way to unite individuals with a common cause. “I love the idea of helping clinics and individuals all over the world network to share valuable health information and promote their own needs,” McCormack said. “Many times smaller clinics and organizations get overlooked, especially in poorer areas around the world.” “It unites medical students, physicians, healthcare providers, charities and clinics in the hope of establishing a beneficial networking service for all involved,” McCormack said.
McCormack said she believes the site can do more than just this, however. She said she would like to eventually see it as a resource to the international community. “It would be so great to see HealthNMedicine.org reach smaller clinics around the world who don’t have up-to-date medical information available or the ability to voice their needs,” McCormack said. “I spent time in some of the poorest parts of Kenya, and the one thing that struck me the most was how much the clinic directors wanted more information available as well as a way to get their voices heard.”
Photo courtesy of Jacob Fohtung
Jacob Fohtung developed and launched his website last February and has grown the site to 153 members. The site (above) lists various causes and allows for discussion and promotion.
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Lockout: AHL, Admirals appreciating influx of pros looking for work The NHL lockout really sucks. (Both sides) are greedy. I wish they would just get it over with.” Connor Showalter, sophomore, College of Business Administration split laid a basis on which the sides could negotiate. Then the NHLPA sent three counter proposals to the league. All three were shot down within an hour. Gary Bettman, commissioner of the league, has stated the two sides “are not speaking the same language,” and the two sides have not met since those meetings. Connor Showalter, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration and an avid hockey fan, is disappointed that the two sides can’t reach an agreement. “The NHL lockout really sucks,” Showalter said. “(Both sides) are greedy. I wish they would just get it over with.” While NHL fans are upset about the lack of hockey, the AHL is experiencing an influx of players. These players, who are NHL players with AHL contracts, are playing in the AHL instead of playing overseas. Showalter sees this as a good thing. “It’s better than them playing overseas,” Showalter said. “The talent level of the AHL definitely isn’t as high as the NHL. But
the rinks are the same, the game play is the same, and the AHL has a lot more role players.” This gives Milwaukee residents an opportunity to see a higher level of hockey at Milwaukee Admirals games, but attendance is not increasing. In the Admirals home opener, the lone home game for the club so far, attendance was 5,572, down from the 6,226 average of last season. Fans will be able to see the team only sporadically in the first half of the season, as the majority of the home games come in the new year. “The AHL has the opportunity to make a lot more money, because there are big name players playing for the teams,” Showalter said. “It’s a higher game than it was before, and people are going to want to see that.” The Admirals, a feeder team for the Nashville Predators, have seen Predator stars suit up in the Admiral uniform. Players such as Gabriel Bourque, Jonathan Blum and Ryan Ellis are all taking on leadership roles on the AHL team in the midst of the lockout.
Photo by Chris Young/Associated Press
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (middle) leaves the NHLPA offices with Assistant Commissioner Bill Daly (left) and NHL lawyer Bob Betterman following collective bargaining in Toronto on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
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hope that the NHL (returns) as soon as possible, but it’s going to make our league better, and certainly those three guys are going to make our team a better hockey club.”
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Johnson: Tensions arise at points between senator, crowd Tuesday general, it was the the most crucial debate because it “shattered the myth of Romney not being a capable leader.” Many in the audience disagreed with Johnson’s analysis
of the most recent debate. Tensions escalated to the point of shouting when one woman criticized Johnson’s views during the question and answer portion of the event. The woman disagreed
with a point Johnson made about welfare and the unintended consequences of the system. Alex Rydin, a junior in the College of Communication, enjoyed the heated discussion but
said it not will bode well for Johnson in the future. “I don’t think it is smart of politicians to fight with their constituents,” Rydin said. “If (Johnson) decides to run
Photo by Dinesh Ramde/Associated Press
Ron Johnson (second from left) campaigns with Tommy Thompson (second from right) and the “Veterans for Tommy” at an event earlier this year.
again, that could definitely be brought up because he got into an argument.” Despite the tense atmosphere, Johnson emphasized that America should lead by example, a point on which many Republicans and Democrats agree. “When we are weak and withdraw, the world becomes dangerous,” Johnson said. Ginny Spellman, a sophomore in the College of Communication, was not sure if she agreed with Johnson’s points on American military withdrawal from Afghanistan and felt that Johnson did not provide enough information on the topic to support his conclusion. “I wish he would have told us more about why withdrawal would be harmful to the country, because not (withdrawing) because it makes you ‘look weak’ is a poor excuse,” Spellman said. “The country should not operate based on what other countries think of us. We need to act in our best interests first before acting in theirs. I don’t know that Johnson really supported his particular argument with anything concrete.” Johnson made a point to highlight the importance of working across party lines and forging bipartisanship in Congress in order to get things done. “The stakes are extremely high in this election, and people on both sides of the aisle are realizing that,” Johnson said. “I will work with anyone.” Johnson’s appearance at Marquette follows former Senator Russ Feingold’s (D-Wis.) appearance in an “On the Issues” event earlier this month.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
MKE gas prices trickle downward at the pump City costs at the pump 27 cents lower than national average By Claudia Brokish
The national gas price-pergallon average of $3.62 is significantly higher than Milwaukee’s average of $3.35, according to gas price tracking website MilwaukeeGasPrices. com, as Milwaukee’s average gas price has fallen just more than 30 cents in two weeks and will likely continue to fall. Gas prices have fallen statewide by $0.17 this week and have fallen in every state besides Wyoming and Washington, D.C. Even states with historically higher prices, such as Hawaii and California, are seeing dips. “The national average has again seen a decrease in the last week, as California joins much of the rest of the United States in seeing lower prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, in a press release. “The fact that prices have stopped rising there has helped tip the national average lower. In the week ahead, we could continue to see declines as wholesale prices fell lower late last week, meaning gas
stations have additional room to drop their prices.” Milwaukee’s gas prices are now more than 40 cents below last month’s prices, which may bode well for students with cars on campus. Only about 20 percent of Marquette students have cars on campus, according to a U.S. News & World Report college ranking statistic. Haley Jones, a freshman in the College of Business Administration, had her car on campus for a brief time before fall break. “I didn’t buy gas,” Jones said. “It’s too expensive in the city.” She did, however, appreciate the now lower gas prices, noticing a several-cent difference between here and Appleton, Wis., her home town. Other students have found different ways to avoid paying large sums on gas. William Coons, a junior in the College of Business Administration, takes part in the Zipcar car-sharing service, which includes two vehicles on Marquette’s campus. “I wanted to have access to a car but didn’t want the extra expenses,” Coons said. The national average for gas prices has dropped for 13 consecutive days, the longest streak since July. AAA said it expects the national average to be between $3.40 and $3.50 on Election Day and between $3.25 and $3.40 on Thanksgiving Day.
The national average has again seen a decrease in the last week.” Photo by Vale Cardenasfirstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Heilgendorf, a sophomore in the College of Education, fills her car with fuel at a gas station near campus. Prices across Wisconsin have dropped an average of roughly 17 cents in the past week.
Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst, GasBuddy.com
Arts & Science dean search down to 16 candidates Permanent dean position vacant since December 2007 By Melanie Lawder
After almost five years without a permanent academic overseer, the students and faculty in Marquette’s largest college will begin to see some progress in the university’s hunt for a new dean. Phillip Naylor, the chair of the dean search committee and an associate professor of history, visited the College of Arts & Sciences student council Tuesday night to discuss the committee’s current progress and how suitable candidates will be selected. From a pool of 120 applicants, Naylor said the committee has narrowed the number down to 16 suitable candidates. The committee is currently awaiting letters from these 16 applicants, which Naylor said are expected to arrive by Halloween. The letters will provide the university with applicants’ reasons for wanting to become the college’s next dean. The letters will help the committee narrow the pool down to three or four candidates, who will then be invited to campus to meet with faculty and students this spring. University President the
Rev. Scott Pilarz will ultimately make the final decision. The search committee for the dean is made up of ten people, including professors, alumni and administrators. The committee is working closely with executive search firm Isaacson, Miller. The firm helped to create the “Opportunity and Challenge Profile,” a document specifying criteria the university is looking for in a prospective candidate. Isaacson, Miller used these criteria to find the pool of 120 applicants for the committee. Because of the confidential nature of the search, the committee cannot release any names of prospective candidates or names of their institutions. However, Naylor said the committee has looked “all over” at candidates throughout the nation and one international candidate. “I like what I see so far,” Naylor said about the candidates. “Let’s put it that way.” According to the “Opportunity and Challenge Profile,” the College of Arts & Sciences contains 39 undergraduate majors and 15 academic departments and is home to 2,500 students, one third of Marquette’s total undergraduates. All students in the university take classes in the College of Arts & Sciences to fulfill courses required by the university core, such as philosophy and theology. “There is a real need for a dean,” Naylor said in
a prior interview. Currently, no undergraduate in the College of Arts & Sciences has had a permanent dean for that college during her or his time at Marquette. The search for a College of Arts & Sciences dean has not been a smooth one. Since former dean Michael McKinney’s retirement in December 2007, the post has been filled by a number of interim deans, most recently by the Rev. Philip J. Rossi, who has held the position since July 2010. According to a March 19, 2009 article in the Tribune, the first search was closed in March 2009 in hopes of yielding a larger group of more suitable candidates in a second search later that fall. The second search encountered more trouble in the spring of 2010 when Marquette’s reputation was called into question after the university rescinded its job offer to Jodie O’Brien, an openly gay professor from the University of Seattle. The university rescinded its offer, it said, because the content of her publications did not align with the university’s Jesuit mission. To protest the university’s action, faculty members from both Marquette and Seattle placed an ad in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel condemning the university for its actions and demanding it re-offer the job to O’Brien. Naylor said the current search is “a whole new game.” He does not expect it to be affected by
I do think it’s long overdue. I think it’s going to be really exciting when we do have a dean.” Renae Delucia, sophomore, College of Arts & Sciences Marquette’s past history. The search remained at a standstill for two years and started up again in June 2012. Naylor attributed the long hiatus to the 2011 transition from the Rev. Robert A. Wild to the Rev. Scott Pilarz as university president. This is the third and, hopefully, final attempt at finding a College of Arts & Sciences dean. According to the university’s “Opportunity and Challenge Profile” for the College of Arts & Sciences, the dean is expected to be the “intellectual leader” of the college, overseeing both academic and administrative roles while managing a $40 million budget and reporting to numerous college personnel. The profile also anticipates that the dean will do her or his best to engage the college in inclusive decision-making, forge “mutually beneficial” relationships with the other colleges and university offices, develop innovative interdisciplinary programs, motivate and support faculty and students, find new opportunities to generate funding for the college and build strong relationships with alumni and donors. There is also a special
emphasis on Jesuit ideals. It expects applicants for the job to “serve as a compelling advocate and spokesperson for Catholic, Jesuit education in the 21st century, within the university and beyond” and to “create a shared vision and identity that positions Arts & Sciences as a leader in Catholic, Jesuit education.” After five years of no permanent dean, students in the college are happy to see that the university is moving toward finding a candidate. Renae Delucia, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, said a permanent dean is much needed. “I do think it’s long overdue,” Delucia said. “It’s going to be really exciting when we do have a dean.” The prospect of meeting and talking to the final candidates is also anticipated by students. “I’m really excited about having a new dean,” said Adam Bissonnette, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, “and to hopefully be involved in that process when they bring the candidates on campus.”
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Marketing and communications VP says goodbye
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Geraghty worked at Marquette from 1995-1999 and 2001-2012.
Tricia Geraghty leaves MU after 15 years in two different stints By Melanie Lawder
Vice President for Marketing and Communication Tricia Geraghty will leave her position at Marquette Nov. 9 to become the corporate vice president for marketing and public relations at Wisconsin’s Children Hospital. Geraghty’s most recognizable accomplishment at Marquette was her leadership in launching the university’s first brand marketing effort with the tagline, “Marquette University. Be the Difference.” The phrase has been on university television commercials and the many banners and posters on campus. In an email to the university leadership council and the board of trustees, University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz said he is “not surprised” by Wisconsin Children’s Hospital interest in Geraghty and commended her many contributions as a valued leader in Marquette. “Her efforts have helped elevate the university’s academic reputation, established the university as a national leader in social media, expanded the geographic reach of Marquette’s brand and brought new and innovative ideas to our work with prospective students, alumni and benefactors,” Pilarz said in the email. Dave Murphy, senior director of brand marketing in the Office of Marketing and Communication, will serve as interim vice president for marketing and communication until Geraghty’s successor is selected. “In the role of interim vice president, I hope to maintain consistency and continuity within the office as well as with our partners throughout the university,” Murphy said. “We will continue to build on the momentum we’ve gained over the years thanks to a strong, talented and focused team of professionals.” The vice president of marketing and communication serves on the university leadership council and acts as one of several key strategic advisers to the university president. Geraghty said she is grateful for her experience at Marquette. “I would say there’s never a good time to leave someplace as
wonderful as Marquette,” Geraghty said. “I have worked here in the marketing and communication role for 11 years, and it has been an absolute privilege – it has been, really, an incredible opportunity.” Geraghty has worked two stints as a Marquette staff member. From 1995 to 1999, she worked in many areas of the university administration – fundraising, government relations and community relations. After a two-year hiatus, Gergahty returned in 2001 as both the associate vice president of public affairs and director of marketing. In 2005, she became the vice president of marketing and communication. Geraghty said she takes a lot of pride in helping establishing a university identity. She believes her most important contribution was helping to build a comprehensive team of professionals in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Geraghty said the chance to work for another mission-based organization in the Milwaukee community was one of the main appeals for a new start at Wisconsin Children’s Hospital. Geraghty has two young children and said the job also appealed to her as a mother. “It’s great for me to think about putting some of my professional skills to work in service of an organization that cares for children,” Geraghty said.
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DPS Profile: Walshon drove LIMO at MU
but I feel that it is a lot more than that because we have cameras, and I don’t think a lot of police departments have the cameras we have,” she said. Walshon grew up in the village of Skokie, Ill., and began her service at DPS working in Student Safety Programs as an undergraduate at Marquette. She started as a student safety patroller and later became a LIMO driver. After college, she decided she wanted to be involved in dispatching. A spot soon opened up at Marquette, so she applied and got the job. “I like that you never know what kind of phone calls you are going to take,” she said. “It can be anything.” Walshon attributed her easy transition to working in DPS to her years of service in Student Safety Programs. The time she spent as a student gave her time to learn more about the entire branch of DPS
and Marquette as a whole. “It probably helped that I was already really familiar with the campus and the department,” Walshon said. “It helped me a lot being familiar with the buildings (from working with public safety). Also, knowing where everything is (was helpful). A lot of my job is working with cameras, and knowing (where) things are really helps a lot because I can pull up a camera right away and know which direction it is facing at a certain intersection. If you aren’t familiar with the area it’s really hard to learn.” Holly Schaller, also a communications officer, works with Walshon. She said her co-worker has an incredible work ethic. “Karen is great to work with,” Schaller said. “She always has a good attitude about the job. She’s very knowledgeable and works quickly and efficiently.” Lt. Katherine Berigan, who
supervises the communications officers, said Walshon’s calm demeanor and experience as a student have contributed to her success at DPS. “She is dedicated, knowledgeable and calm in even the most stressful moments, and I think it is great she has (risen) through the ranks from a student working in SSP to the position she is in now,” Berigan said. In 2005, Walshon was the recipient of the John J. McGinnis Professionalism Award, which is given to the DPS employee who displays the best representation of the department’s values. She was also a Public Safety Merit Award Recipient in 2008. Walshon said serving students is a highlight of her job with DPS. “It’s nice helping people. Everyone who calls us needs help with something, either with information or requesting an officer.”
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Walshon has worked dispatching DPS officers and watching the live camera feeds for nine years.
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The Marquette Tribune Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Rocky Horror
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‘70s classic’s costumed craziness finds cozy home at Oriental By Peter Setter
The cult-classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has a special place in Milwaukee’s heart. The Oriental Theatre holds the record for the longest continuous showing of the cult hit, which is a wild musical parody of old horror and science fiction films. The theater has played a midnight showing since January of 1978 and now shows the film at midnight on the second Saturday of each month with the shadow cast Sensual Daydreams, which acts out the movie live and in costume. Sensual Daydreams, which formed in 1993 from remnants of the previous cast, Celluloid Jam, is grateful for the opportunity to use the Oriental Theatre because mall theaters often do not allow casts to perform. The theatre also has ample space to run around while also leaving room for large props. “I always joke with the cast that if I owned this theatre, I wouldn’t let people throw rice and use squirt guns and run around because, it’s a beautiful place,” said Jerry Dunk, the director of the group. “The cast has dressing rooms that a lot of other casts don’t have. We don’t have to get ready in the bathrooms. We are really spoiled.” The original theatrical release of “Rocky Horror” was by no means a success. Originating in England as a hit play, the show appeared in the U.S. in the same format but minus the success. It was made into a movie in 1975 but did not last long in theaters. It wasn’t until a New York theater showed “Rocky Horror” at midnight that the concept of the midnight showing took hold. The management of the theater found that the crowd kept growing each week, and the same people kept showing up. “It grew organically. It wasn’t like, ‘At this point, you’re going to throw this, and here, you’re going
to say this,’” Dunk said. “People just started dressing up and yelling things, and it developed and became a big thing on its own. Eventually people started getting together and forming little casts.” There are now casts in various cities across the country, and Sensual Daydreams is Milwaukee’s 16-member cast. While the movie plays, the group acts out what is happening in different spots in the theater, dressed as the characters of the film. In addition to the group performing, audience participation is an important part of the experience. “They (the audience) are yelling lines at the screen or at the actors,” Dunk said. “They are throwing rice during the wedding scene, throwing toast during one scene, toilet paper during another, so there’s all kinds of things going on in the theatre throughout the whole movie.” Even though the cast is performing what is happening on screen, the goal of the group is not to distract the audience from the film itself. As opposed to some casts that try to place the emphasis on the live show, Dunk said Sensual Daydreams lets the audience choose what it wants to watch. “We’re there to augment the movie; we aren’t there to replace the movie,” Dunk said. “We have a few scenes where we are a little bit in front of the screen, but we still pretty much try to keep from being distracting from the movie itself. We try to add an extra dimension to the movie by acting it out.” A typical midnight show includes announcements that tell people the basic rules and a special event for newcomers to the midnight show, called “virgins” in the “Rocky Horror” world, and then the film itself plays and Sensual Daydreams perform. The special virgin games vary at each show, but Dunk said there is nothing anyone has had to do that they do not want to. “Sometimes I hear people are afraid to come to the show because they have heard of the ‘de-virginizing,’ and they think it’s something scary,” Dunk said. “But you can come to the theatre and not worry
about that at all.” In past years, Sensual Daydreams has traditionally done a single show during the Halloween season. The Halloween show last year sold out, prompting Sensual Daydreams to add a second this year to satisfy audience demand. The shows will be on Oct. 26 and 27. “Halloween is when more people think of Rocky Horror,” Dunk said. “(But) we actually do good numbers all year long. We already had one of those on Oct. 13, so the fact that we have three shows this month shows we keep up with the demand.” The theater holds 1,000 people, and with a traditional show getting hundreds of people, Dunk assumes the theater will be sold out at both shows. “It seems like we are getting a little extra interest this year because there are ‘Rocky Horror’ scenes in ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower,’” Dunk said. “We expect that some people who don’t know about the show to see it in the movie and (are) curious about it.” For the two Halloween shows, Sensual Daydreams adds some fun special events, including a special preshow and two costume contests. The preshow is a 10-minute skit written by the cast and performed as the audience enters the theater. It is often a parody of something else or a dance number. Annaleigh Vytlacil, the current Dr. FrankN-Furter, said that the preshow will be 1800s-themed. Another special event Sensual Daydreams has in store for audiences at Halloween shows is a two-part costume contest with a prize for winners. “General costumes have one category, and then if you’re dressed as a Rocky Horror character, you have a chance to win something else,” Dunk said. “People who usually go to the show know that the prizes we give away are usually joke prizes, and nothing real serious. For the costume contest, we have real prizes, not just jokes.” The midnight showings of “Rocky Horror” have become home for all sorts of people, attracting all types and ages. As the years go by, the
When: Saturday, October 27 Where:The Oriental Theatre Price: $10 Fun fact: The Oriental Theatre is the U.S. record holder for a current and continuing film engagement. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has played as a midnight film since January, 1978. “Rocky Horror” now shows every second Saturday of the month.
audience has increased and brought even more diverse groups. Dunk notes that when he first joined the cast, a big show would be 50 people, but now, it’s rare to see less than 200 “Rocky Horror” fans at a show. “A lot of our audience is late high school and early college age, but the audience goes all over the age range,” Dunk said. “We’ve seen a lot of people in the theater lately who went back in the ‘70s but are now coming back, or coming back and bringing their kids with them.” A big tenant of why people keep coming back, Dunk said, is the welcoming environment of the midnight shows. “You can dress how you want, you can be whatever kind of person you want to be, and it’s all OK,” he said. “No matter who you are in your daily life, you can be whoever you want on that weekend in the theater.” This welcoming environment is the main reason why Vytlacil joined the cast in 2007. “I’ve always been an outcast, and most of the people in the cast have never really been the types that other people have wanted to be like,” Vytlacil said. “And when you go there, it’s just a bunch of people who aren’t perfect. Everyone’s different, and everyone is accepted. And once I felt that, I loved it. It’s like a family when
it comes to the cast, and I wanted to join that.” As to why “Rocky Horror” has become such a midnight hit, Dunk’s guess is as good as anyone’s. If the success of it could be explained, Dunk said other movies would have been made to work the same way. “Rocky Horror” is one of the few films that succeeds at midnight, and Dunk points to the uniqueness of the experience as the reason for that success. “They delayed putting it out on video for a really long time because they figured no one would see it in the theater anymore,” Dunk said. “Now it’s funny because it’s available on DVD, it’s on Blu-Ray, you see it on TV all the time, yet there’s more people in the theater than ever before. The movie is the central thing of the experience, but you don’t get the experience from watching the movie. The experience is being there with all the people and being in this community of misfits, having a great time.”
Thursday, October 25, 2012
‘The Sixth Sense’ still serves up satisfying scares Shyamalan’s classic shocker more than just ‘I see dead people’ By Claire Nowak
I don’t watch horror movies. If I’m forced to sit through one, I need to have my hand touching my face at all times, just in case something evil pops out of nowhere and I have to cover my eyes. Otherwise, the image is engraved in my brain for weeks. Every time, I somehow convince myself that seeing a movie about some unearthly monster gives said monster the right to leave its fictional world and come after me. After I saw “The Ring,” I couldn’t sleep soundly for months because of a gripping paranoia that Samara would find me in my sleep. One night, I was so convinced she was breaking through my bedroom window that I screamed and woke up my entire family. Of course, I discovered that Samara was nowhere to be found, and what I mistook for the sound of glass breaking was actually a poster falling off my wall. So yeah, no horror movies. Perhaps that is why the one scary movie I can watch is actually more of a psychological thriller. “The Sixth Sense” is one of those movies you need to watch several times in order to really appreciate
“Let the Right One In” I watched this for the first time knowing exactly two things: It’s on Netflix instant, and it’s Swedish, two facts that made it watchable in my book. But it turned out to be amazing. It does what all my favorite horror movies do. It seeps into you. Its images linger, and you stay suspended in its atmosphere for hours after the ending credits. I don’t mean that in an “I can’t sleep” kind of way, but in the thought provoking, memorable way. The film follows two lonely children, one of whom has a terrible secret. They both commit terrifying acts, yet all the while they are still forming an eerily tender bond. It is sort of an anomaly. “Let the Right One In” manages to be disturbing yet poignant; it has a vampire in it but defies predictability. For those who are weary of subtitles, there is also a very (not quite as) good American remake called “Let Me In,” which loses some of the Scandinavian moodiness of the original but does feature wonderful performances from its leads, including Chloë Grace Moretz from “Hugo” and “Kick-Ass.” --Erin Heffernan
the quality of the work. While it lacks creepy supernatural beings that jump out at the most inopportune times – much to my relief – it instead gets most of its thrills from the things you don’t see. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the film, you’ve probably heard its most quoted line: “I see dead people.” That’s the premise of the entire movie: a boy sees ghosts. The audience, however, doesn’t find this out until halfway through the movie. Until then, director M. Night Shyamalan keeps viewers wondering why this boy, Cole, played brilliantly by Haley Joel Osment, acts so mysteriously. Hiding in churches and making a fort filled with religious statues aren’t normal activities for young boys. The unusual cuts and scratches on Cole’s body are also cause for concern, particularly for his recently divorced mother, who only wants her son to communicate with her. Once Cole’s secret is revealed, everything starts making sense. Cole’s psychiatrist, Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), adds another element to Shyamalan’s scheme of gradual plot revelations, but I won’t spoil that deviously good character development for you. (But seriously, it came out in 1999; if you don’t know the twist yet, it must be comfortable under that rock you’ve been living under.) The film also offers a unique perspective on the ghosts themselves. Whenever Cole encounters one of the unwelcome spirits, he runs
away and hides. Yet once Crowe believes Cole’s situation, he advises Cole to stop running and listen to what the ghosts have to say. The film then focuses on the importance of communication for Cole, not only with the spirits but with his mother as well. It’s an interesting take on a problem central to most horror movies and a unique take that, as far as I know, only Shyamalan has pulled off. I’m a sucker for symbolism and imagery, which seem to be favorite techniques of Shyamalan since “The Sixth Sense” is dripping with them. Again, most of the fun in this movie is watching it over and over, continually picking up on small things you may have missed the first few times. I won’t give away too much. You should, however, make note of doors, windows and the color red, all of which appear intentionally in key moments throughout the film. It may not have as many scares as “Paranormal Activity” or “Sinister,” but “The Sixth Sense” is certainly a chilling film. It focuses on a real fear: the fear of the unknown. Not only is that something everyone can relate to, but it also can reveal things about our own weaknesses and personalities that we may otherwise be too ashamed to admit. For me at least, that can be more frightening than any horror movie ever will. Photo via impawards.com
Best horror movies “The Orphanage” I picked up “The Orphanage” on a whim one Halloween weekend when my friends needed another movie for their marathon. The 2007 Spanish horror film centers around Laura and her husband, Carlos, who return to the orphanage where Laura grew up. Laura and Carlos have an adopted child, Simon, who believes he has an imaginary friend called Tomas. Eventually Simon goes disappears. It’s a horror movie in which a kid goes missing in an abandoned orphanage. Doesn’t that sound creepy enough already? The film is spooky from beginning to end and doesn’t rely on horror clichés to scare the audience. When the credits roll, the film sparks the “What just happened?” discussion that’ll probably prevent you from continuing your marathon. But it’s OK, because the conversation to be had is probably more interesting than the “Friday the 13th” remake. -- Eva Sotomayor
“The Woman In Black” Do not be deceived by the film’s ex-wizard star. Any movie featuring screeching ghosts, demonic dolls and singing children is sure to make even the most hard-core horror fanatic toss and turn at night. “The Woman in Black” stars Daniel Radcliffe as young widowed lawyer Arthur Kipps, who travels to a small town in the English countryside to settle the estate of Alice Drablow. But this isn’t your average summer home on the beach. It is a large deserted mansion, complete with family graveyard, large marsh, possessed china doll collection and no neighbors for miles. Let the nightmares begin. As Kipps explores the house and the town it haunts, he uncovers the horrifying tale of the Woman in Black. The result is a terrifying discovery of murder, deception and a haunting not to be forgotten. -- Maddy Kennedy
“The Shining” Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror flick isn’t just one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen. It’s one of my favorite films, period. Jack Nicholson is overthe-top in the most terrifyingly wonderful way possible as Jack Torrance, the writer and father driven to murderous insanity by his past, his writing struggles and the ghosts haunting the hotel he’s managing. What makes the movie so mesmerizingly chilling, though, is Kubrick’s direction. The legendary director never lets the audience feel comfortable, either with his perfectly paced editing or his brilliant combination of creepy imagery and music. The rumor is this take on Stephen King’s 1971 novel is one of the few film adaptations the author remembers hating. If that’s the case, King has terrible taste in movies. -- Matt Mueller
“Sweeney Todd” My favorite horror film has got to be “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The film, adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s 1979 musical, is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd, a barber and serial killer who murders his customers with his helper, Ms. Lovett, played by Helena Bonham Carter. The reason I love this film is its combination of horror with another of my favorite genres: the musical. The film has a great soundtrack, and even though Johnny Depp isn’t particularly good at singing, his voice and acting fit the part perfectly. His musical inadequacies actually contribute positively to his characterization of Todd. Sure, there is a lot of spewing blood and grotesque images of human corpses, but the images contribute to the storyline fittingly. Nothing gets so disgusting so that one must avert their eyes. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are quite the dynamic duo, and this film is no exception to their excellent partnership. If you like Victorian England, horror and great music, Sweeney Todd is a great, high-quality film to watch. -- Peter Setter
Thursday, October 25, 2012
‘Paranormal Activity 4’ more of a paranormal bore Fourth film in horror series produces more yawns than screams By Erin Heffernan
There is an old saying in theater: if there is a loaded pistol on stage in the first act, it had better be fired in the last. The adage has become shorthand for the need to manage the tenuous relationship of suspense and payoff. The problem with “Paranormal Activity 4” is that it is all gun and no bang. While this fourth installment of the wildly popular franchise manages to introduce its gun with mild success, it takes far too long to get to the actual payoff. And even worse, when the trigger is at last pulled, the ever anticipated bang is actually more of an embarrassing poof. The film continues “Paranormal Activity’s” profitable shtick with its found-footage style, predictable plot formula and demons who show their presence mostly by messing with people’s furniture. But this installment caters to its core demographic – teens hoping to scream – by focusing on pretty fifteen-year-old suburbanite Alex. Along with her boyfriend, Ben, Alex begins to investigate
her dour-faced neighbor, Robbie, after the tot’s mother (Katie from the first two installments) is hospitalized. Complying with horror movie logic, he ends up staying with Alex’s family, and weird things follow him across the street. The two teenage sleuths decide to set up 24-hour surveillance of the house by installing continuous recording programs on laptops scattered throughout the house – even the six-yearold’s room (seems legit, right?). The resulting footage makes up the bulk of “Paranormal Activity 4,” but unfortunately, a ridiculous amount of time is spent switching between camera shots of empty rooms. Audiences are constantly doing a mental “no ghost in here” checklist that, needless to say, gets boring really quickly. While creepy kids are normally stale horror fodder, Robbie is actually one of the film’s few successes. The character is less demon-baby and more like that creepy kid you knew in real-life kindergarten – the one who tells you he can read thoughts or that he bleeds blue blood (which, by the way, were both said by real kids I know). Robbie is a dweeby little creep. He has a mushroom cut, wears sweatpant-gauchos and rocks the ever-alluring socks and sandals combo. Thankfully, Robbie doesn’t utter threats filled with demonic weight that far too many horror movie kids use. Instead, he has an
awkward, off-hand delivery that makes him sound like a real child, just ... off. Robbie fits the film’s mockumentary style, and his believability has the potential to provide more scares than the rest of the movie manages to deliver. Nevertheless, the few moments that do elicit jumps and gasps are mostly Robbie’s strange little face popping up in places it shouldn’t. The one other highlight in the otherwise lackluster film is the humor provided by Alex’s broishly charming boyfriend, Ben. The two teens have a flirtatious dynamic that creates a few undeniably enjoyable moments. But while their cute repartee is fun, it’s just not enough to make up for the lack of “activity” that frustratingly comprises “Paranormal Activity 4.” Beyond the outrageous amount of weak scares (i.e. chairs moving, repetitive shots of the teens freaking out and countless shots of a Microsoft Kinect, one of the movie’s lone new features) and the dubious idea that people will continue to hold their recording devices when face-to-face with a demon, there is the unavoidable problem of the ending. To call it disappointing would be generous. Everyone in my theater seemed to have the same sort of “that’s it?” reaction. A few people were even openly laughing out loud. Much like the other installments, the entire film builds
ever so slowly toward some sort of epic conclusion, but it never seems to fully arrive. Audiences are instead left with what feels like a waste of time and money. The movie never makes use of the few interesting ideas it manages to wring out of its derivative concept, and it fails to provide even the cheap
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thrills of its predecessors. “Paranormal Activity 4” commits the cardinal sin of horror – it’s just not that scary. Hopefully, the already-planned fifth installment will repent for this series’ continually diminishing returns.
Swift’s heartbreak too much to handle on new CD
Pop star’s latest album tries new music types but not new lyrics By Eva Sotomayor
Let me start this off with a disclaimer: Country music is not my cup of tea, and I haven’t always followed it. However, I do know a thing or two about Taylor Swift. I, along with most of the
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country, watched as Kanye West interrupted her at the VMAs. I remember the various tabloids squealing about her latest celebrity boyfriends and their inevitable breakups. And of course, who can forget the infamous Joe Jonas 27-second phone call fiasco? But as I prepared to listen to her new album, “Red,” I vowed to be open-minded and to erase all former Swift-related biases. Here’s the thing, though: Four albums in, we’ve received the message loud and clear, Taylor. You’ve loved, and you’ve lost. “Red” is no different than your
previous albums, mopily reanalyzing over and over again what went wrong in your relationships like a tear-filled diary entry. “State of Grace,” the album’s opener, doesn’t quite carry the pop-country sound that Swift is known for. The song’s rock influences hint at some musical experimentation that surprisingly continues throughout the album. While the new sound works with “State of Grace,” many of her later tracks aren’t quite as successful. If country and dubstep sound like they wouldn’t go well together, it’s because they don’t, and “I Knew You Were Trouble” is a failed attempt at blending the two. Though nearly every hit on the Top 40 list has tried to incorporate the bass-dropping sound, Swift could’ve gone without it. It ruins a potentially fun, good song. She already attracts the heartbroken teenage-girl crowd; it’s a stretch to try to convert the rave kids. In “22,” we’re reminded that Taylor Swift is in fact 22 years old. She sings, “It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters/and make fun of our exes/ it feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight/to fall in love with strangers.” It’s a radioready fun song that again strays from her usual style but manages to do a good job of celebrating the joys of being young. The next track, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” is the single that has been dominating the radio charts and running through listeners’ heads since it
debuted a few weeks ago. As obnoxious as the lyrics may be, it is an undeniably snappy pop song that stands out for its catchy tune. The album’s weirdest lyrics come in “Stay Stay Stay,” in which Swift sings, “Before you, I’d only dated self-indulgent takers/that took all of their problems out on me/but you carry my groceries/and now I’m always laughing.” It’s a song about a relationship not working out, featuring arguments and phone throwing. But he carries her groceries, so it’s all good. My biggest issue with the album is lyrics like these. While Swift has been praised for writing her own material, I just can’t see – or rather hear – what all of the hype’s about. All of the songs predictably revolve around love and relationships gone wrong. The album features two duets, “The Last Time” with Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol and “Everything Has Changed” with British singer Ed Sheeran. “The Last Time” is a ballad about – you guessed it – a couple arguing and asking each other for forgiveness. It’s too slow and drags on and on. In the other duet, “Everything Has Changed,” however, the formula works. It’s a charming song about a new love changing a life. With songs like “State of Grace,” “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “22,” you can tell Swift is trying to evolve
and change her sound from the traditional twangy, guitar-plucking sound she is known for, making “Red” more pop-country than country-pop. Despite the musical experimentation, however, the album’s repetitive lyrics don’t stray too far from her typical breakup territory. You’d think there are only so many songs about breakups a girl could write, but after four albums, Swift has exceeded the limit. As a relatively new Taylor Swift listener, “Red” isn’t bad, but it isn’t great either. I am sure it will please loyal fans, but the album does little to win over the uninitiated or anyone not whining over a guy.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The horrible horror movies
Matt Mueller This past weekend, I made my usual retreat to the movie theater to see “Paranormal Activity 4,” the latest in the ridiculously cheap but even more ridiculously profitable horror movie franchise. It was a showing early in the afternoon, so the crowd was sparse, consisting of a confused elderly couple (they left early) and myself. I don’t know why the aged pair bailed before the film’s final act. Maybe it was for the same reason I was fidgeting in my seat for much of the running time: boredom. Each scare was set up the same way, each startling revelation was greeted with a yawn and vaguely amused eyebrow raise, and all the characters had a mound of strawberry Jell-O where their brains should’ve been. Needless to say, it’s the worst in the series so far (plans for part five and a Latinothemed spin-off are already in the works). The tragic part about all of this, though, is that despite its snooze-inducing scares and brain-dead characters, “Paranormal Activty 4” – which should’ve been called “Parafour-mal Activity” in this humble editor’s opinion – is probably the best horror movie I’ve seen all year. I say this with a heavy heart, but it’s true, and it speaks to a larger problem: Mainstream horror movies just aren’t very good right now. The past two months have offered “The Possession,” “House at the End of the Street” and “The Apparition.” In other words, a bad movie, a bad movie and a really, really bad movie. The rest of the year hasn’t provided much better, including bombs like
“Silent House,” “Chernobyl Diaries” and “The Devil Inside.” The only outlier is “Sinister,” which I haven’t seen yet, but I also haven’t heard that it’s setting the world on fire. So what’s wrong? What happened to the horror? Why do we scream in frustration and anger during horror movies instead of fear and excitement? For one, the audience’s expectations have changed. Before the late ’80s, horror movies were often smart, intelligent and chill-inducing films. They could scare audiences out of their wits while still managing to be technically well made and sometimes even providing some interesting cultural, political or social ideas to chew on. Nowadays, audiences just want to jump, and that’s limited horror movies’ goals and aspirations. Acting is bottom of the barrel in many cases, direction is often lazy and uninspired, and the writing of both characters and dialogue can seem like somebody had one too many lead paint smoothies. Part of the reason for the changing expectations is that the audience itself seems to have changed. Teenagers are the main audience now, and not to sound like a grumpy old man, but teenagers don’t quite have the same intellectual or production standards for movies. As a result, jump scares rule the day with tired plots the second-incommand. The audience shouldn’t take all the blame, though (and I’m not just saying that because I am a part of the audience). The horror movie genre has a terrible case of sequel-itis, probably more so than any other genre. Every mildly successful horror movie now merits a franchise - or so studios think - draining the original film of its interesting ideas and good scares. “Paranormal Activity” started as a fresh concept, but five years later it has worn out its welcome. “Saw” was intriguing and inventive in the beginning, but by the time they reached the seventh film, the only idea the writers had was more
flashbacks. “Wrong Turn,” a forgotten horror flick from 2003, has even gotten four sequels (direct-to-DVD, but still). And I’m not even going to get started on all the remakes. Even if it’s not a remake, sequel or “reimagining” – Hollywood’s new sexy word for remake – the horror genre runs in trends. When one horror movie has a good idea, it gets recreated to the point of oblivion in the hopes of cashing in on the trend. In the ’90s, the slasher film was king. In the past decade, we’ve already seen the genre move from Japanese remakes to torture porn to the found-footage era we’re currently – and sadly – stuck in. This isn’t a new thing per se. Back when “Jaws” terrified audiences and created the Hollywood summer blockbuster, it was followed by lackluster knock-offs like “Piranha,” “Alligator” and “Orca.” Yes, that last one is about a killer killer whale. Think an R-rated “Free Willy.” Of course, it wouldn’t be fair to say the horror movie genre is dead or that there are no good horror movies; you just have to look outside of the U.S. to find them. Europe has been producing some of the best horror movies I’ve seen, including “Inside,” “The Orphanage” and “The Descent.” They’re truly spine-chilling and definitely worth seeing before America inevitably remakes – and ruins – them. In case you’re lazy and subtitles cause you to disgruntledly harrumph, the horror comedy is probably the only consistently entertaining horror genre made in America. Films such as “Cabin in the Woods” and “Piranha 3-D” cause more laughs than scares, but at least the laughs are intentional. Sadly, though, the only scary thing about horror movies right now is the idea of having to watch more of them.
Coming up... The Dark Knight Rises Varsity Theater 10/26-10/27 Fun topics to discuss after seeing the perfectly adequate final film of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy: make-shift spinal realigment surgery, perfecting one’s Bane voice imitation, really dumb Gotham police strategies, how much disappointment you feel that “The Dark Knight Rises” isn’t as good as “The Dark Knight.” These are just a few; feel free to find your own favorite plot holes to mock.
Trainspotting Off the Wall Theatre 10/25-11/4 Milwaukee’s Off the Wall Theatre takes on Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting. Set in 1980s Edinburgh, Scotland, the characters are heroin-riddled, brash and often equal parts tragic and hilarious. This theater adaptation follows Danny Boyle’s great 1996 film of the same name, starring Ewan McGregor. Hopefully this adaptation shares the film’s great (and often incoherent) Scottish profanities.
Insane Clown Posse The Rave 10/27 People suffering from Coulrophobia might want to steer clear from the Rave on Saturday when the Insane Clown Posse comes to town. Milwaukee Juggalos (followers of the bizarre metal-clown movement) will assemble at the show to enjoy ICP’s ludicrous and profane lyrics while simultaneously creeping us all out.
Matt’s movie reviews can be found at onmilwaukee.com. Contact him at matthew.mueller@ marquette.edu.
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In small shops vs. bigname chains, go local
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Halloween weekend is upon us. The big question is, what will you dress up as? The typical answer if you’re a girl is a “sexy nurse,” a “sexy cop,” etc. The typical answer if you’re a guy ... well that’s just it; there isn’t one. And we see a problem with that. In any of today’s pop-up Halloween stores, one can find a whole wall of options for men. From superheroes to doctors, monsters to movie stars, the costume possibilities are endless (especially if you make your own costume). But for women, the options beyond sexy fill-inthe-blank are few and far between. Besides the fact of the blatant sexual exploitation of women on this holiday, the real question is, how did all this sex appeal get thrown into Halloween? And perhaps on a more practical note, don’t people realize Halloween in Wisconsin is normally between 30 and 40 degrees? The Jesuit educational principle “cura personalis” means care for the whole person, not uncover the whole person. We are not trying to be your parents telling you to cover up, but we – your friends and peers – ask our fellow Marquette students to think about your costume choices this weekend and what your choices say about you and about us as a student body. After all, we are Marquette on weekends and holidays, too, not just in classes and at basketball games. This call for weather-appropriate clothing is not just directed at women. We have seen one loincloth too many on some of you men out there. According to the History Channel’s website, Halloween originated as a tradition by the Celts to mark the end of the harvest and beginning of their new year, Nov. 1. The new year marked the beginning of winter, a time of death. The Celts believed that the night before the
new year, Oct. 31, they could communicate with the dead because boundaries between the living and the dead could be broken. The Celts built sacred bonfires and offered sacrifices such as crops and animals to their gods. “During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes,” according to the History Channel. Chances are, this finding makes your costume a bit more than nontraditional. To quote Mean Girls, “In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Why isn’t Cady Heron’s “Ex-Wife” costume more of the norm? It takes a lot more originality to be scary than to wear “some form of lingerie and animal ears.” We laugh at the Halloween scene in Mean Girls because it rings all too true. The college version of Halloween is much different than this holiday’s original meaning. This is not all college students’ choice, though. After all, Halloween stores and society push the (lack of) clothing options of the majority of women’s costumes and perpetuate their popularity. There needs to be more options. Students who decide to go beyond the realm of predictably sultry costumes are hard to find on college campuses, but every once in a while, someone stands out. Strive to be the person wearing the most creative costume this year, not the person showing the most skin. After all, Halloween is supposed to be scary, not sexy. The only reason you shouldn’t be wearing pants on All Hallow’s Eve is because they were scared off by someone else’s awesome costume.
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There’s a weird old English proverb: “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” After discovering my post-fall-break bare cupboards a couple days ago, I went out to grab some lunch on Wells. And I saw something, much to my disillusionment: a curling line out of Jimmy John’s and just a few waiting at the Pita Brothers food truck across the way. Soon after, darkness befell campus and frogs rained from the sky. There’s something you need to know about me, Tribune readers: I’ll take a Sriracha-andhummus-laden pocket of joy over pre-divided meat slices any day. I hope some of you share this worldview – I know many do, as Pita Brothers generates a good line every time it’s in the neighborhood. But the sight still made me twitch. How could someone pick a cookie-cutter sandwich in this situation? Injustice! I went home and thought about it a bit. Pita Brothers is fresh, it’s healthy, it’s “different.” And here’s the kicker, folks: it costs less! I’d have been in line, if I hadn’t forgotten my wallet in my other pants. In the day-to-day hustle and bustle, it’s often easier to go for what we know. Chains like Jimmy John’s provide consistency – the same level of quality, whether high or low, at every one of their stores. But if this is what you’re going for each and every time, I think you’re missing the idea of the “small business.” A 2008 study by Civic Economics looked at businesses in Grand Rapids, Mich., – grocery stores, restaurants and pharmacies – to compare the impact of local places versus big chains. With restaurants, the results showed 56.1 percent of local shop revenues being pumped back into the city’s economy, while chain restaurants fed nearly 20 percent less of their intake into the neighborhood. Civic Economics has done similar studies
YOU BETTER CUT THE PIZZA IN FOUR PIECES BECAUSE I’M NOT HUNGRY ENOUGH TO EAT SIX.
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in big cities across the country: one in 2007 showed that local bookstores in San Francisco gave 13.3 percent more of their revenues to the city than big boys like Barnes & Noble, and local shops on Magazine Street in New Orleans gave 16 percent more than the average SuperTarget in 2009. In San Francisco, a 10 percent shift in sales from chains to their local cousins would have generated an additional $191 million in economic activity for the city and created nearly 1,300 jobs. That’s a lot of potatoes. In a place like Milwaukee, I can’t see how similar numbers wouldn’t exist. This small business facts-and-figures mumbo jumbo is something politicians won’t talk about in debates — because it’s all up to you, person. And as you can see, this choice is in no way limited to foodstuffs. I’m especially passionate about local bookstores, having spent the semester last fall going to a dozen for interviews and profiles. Milwaukee has so many great ones, from the floor-to-ceiling Downtown Books to the especially localized Woodland Pattern in Riverwest. Such stores are run by wonderful people who do a whole lot for their communities both financially and otherwise. They’re the ones who make Milwaukee, Milwaukee. The city is filled to the brim with these shops, from well known favorites to hidden gems. Artists’ Friend on Farwell sells handmade jewelry and guitar slides. Lakefront Brewery crafts some tasty beers. Local produce markets pop up throughout the summer. The people who start these businesses care about what they do – they are creative with their craft and give the city some personality. Don’t get me wrong – sometimes the convenience factor of chains is too, er, convenient to pass up. And some do produce quality products – I’ll never stop loving Chipotle burritos or choc-on-choc Dunkin’ Donuts. But if you reach a culinary crossroads like the one at 15th and Wells, try the local instead of the chain. Do it at least once if you find yourself out and about this next week – not just to support a true Milwaukee business but also to get some quality stuff. Do it just to break the habit. Maybe you think I’m full of falafel, and I’ve been watching too much “Diners, DriveIns and Dives” (both are currently true). But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so judge for yourself — I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Two weeks of silver lining
Brooke Goodman I don’t know about you, but I’m in a funk. It’s that post-fall break, one month until Thanksgiving, “Is there really a point to getting up at 8 a.m. right now?” low feeling. On top of that, the past week has been filled with so much fog, rain and gloom that a serious argument could be made that dementors have been breeding over Milwaukee. Add a final push of negative election campaign ads, and we have the recipe for a special case of the mid-semester blues. Everyone could use a little pickme-up right now, so I’d like to give just a few reminders of why today is, in fact, a great day.
Life goes on without your phone By Caroline Campbell
On Tuesday, my phone broke. I didn’t drop it (that day), it didn’t get wet and the battery wasn’t dead. It just sort of froze. No texts. No emails (which I had just recently started getting on my phone. I know, I know, welcome to 2010 ...). No tweets, Facebook updates or Foursquare check-ins. And guess what? I didn’t die. I wasn’t oblivious to everything that was happening in the world. I stuck my hands in my pockets and looked forward as I walked around campus, instead of down at the little device in my hands. When I made my visit to the AT&T store to try to restore the little thing to life, the man helping me asked how long it had been frozen. When I told him about a day, he looked at me in shock.
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Halloween is this weekend ... and next Wednesday ... and next weekend. We’re not sure when the proper time to celebrate is – this whole Oct. 31 falling on a Wednesday thing is really throwing people off – so why not turn Halloween into Halloweek? A full week’s worth of costumes, wonderfully awful scary movie marathons and the year’s last chance to hit up haunted houses and pumpkin patches seem like just the things to raise low spirits. If that doesn’t help, think back to little you trick-or-treating as a Power Ranger or Disney princess and sprinting away from the house that was supposedly owned by witches who ate little kids. That’s sure to bring a smile to your face. A “Boy Meets World” marathon was on last week. Obviously this already happened, but it’s still something to be ecstatic about. The only time I ever get to watch the show that defined my childhood is during the summer, when I wake up at 6 a.m. to do so. All I needed was 15 seconds of Eric doing the Feeny call to instantly have my day made. Whether you’re a “Boy Meets World” fan or not, shows from the past can have an uncanny ability to lift your spirits.
They could be throwbacks like “Saved by the Bell” or “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” Disney movies or mere YouTube videos that always make you laugh. Whatever they are, take an hour this week to forget about your stresses and immerse yourself in their imaginary worlds. The election is almost over. Don’t get me wrong, I love politics. Actually, no, I don’t. But I love to educate myself and talk about politics any other time than right now. All these debates are really just two people (three if you count the moderator) arguing and speaking over each other. Now, I know we’re a society that likes to watch people fight on television, but I’d rather not listen to the options we have for running our country sink to that level as well. In about two weeks, though, it will all mostly be over. No more negative ads, no more politically ignorant people constantly posting on social media and no more being reminded every day of how disappointing our country’s political system is. Most importantly, Big Bird will go back to being nothing more than a scary yellow thing of our past. So muddle through the next two weeks, be thankful to have the fantastic opportunity
to vote and then move on. MUBB and MUWBB. Our men’s basketball team is officially two weeks away from opening its season against The Ohio State Buckeyes on the USS Yorktown in the Carrier Classic on Nov. 9. That’s right; we’re playing on a ship. If that alone doesn’t snap you out of the mid-semester slump, just Google “Women’s Basketball Does ‘Gangnam Style’ at Marquette Madness.” That’ll do the trick. For the next few months, campus will once more buzz (no pun intended) with school spirit. Although we have many other NCAA sports to be proud of, basketball season – both men’s and women’s – truly allows us to rejoin the college sports world. The Jump Around guy, halftime half court shots that miraculously go in, blue and gold pants and the excitement of two more potential NCAA tournament runs are all things to look forward to. Basketball season is only a blink away, and that is just the cherry on top of the sundae of why today is wonderful. So turn that frown upside down, and remember that there’s nothing to look forward to but greatness. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Sjoberg’s goal not enough in loss to Irish
Rematch Saturday will be critical for seeding purposes By Matt Trebby
The Blue Division of the Big East was thrown into a major state of flux Wednesday night when No. 8/7 Notre Dame beat No.5/3 Marquette 3-1 in South Bend, Ind. The Golden Eagles and Fighting Irish are now tied atop the division with Connecticut and Georgetown, and no team’s destiny is as easy as a win leading to a championship. Redshirt freshman Axel Sjoberg scored his fifth goal of the season in the 25th minute for Marquette off a corner from junior Paul Dillon, which gave Marquette a 1-0 lead at halftime. Notre Dame outshot Marquette, but coach Louis Bennett was pleased with his team’s performance in the first half, as Notre Dame couldn’t completely break through. “They couldn’t wriggle completely through, and we kept them out,” Bennett said. “On the flipside, Axel puts a goal in. In the second half I thought we had a couple of chances. We were through, but we couldn’t break and put enough distance between us and them.”
Early in the second half, senior Andy Huftalin was taken down when he was through on goal, and Dillon’s subsequent free kick was saved. No card was awarded. “Once we didn’t get that call,” Bennett said, “they forced the game to swing in their way.” After that, Notre Dame scored three goals in a span of six minutes and 26 seconds. The first came off a botched clearance by Marquette, which fell to senior midfielder Kyle Richard, who struck home from the top of the 18-yard box to equalize for the Fighting Irish. “When we give them a goal like that to give them some momentum, it’s tough being away from home,” Sjoberg said. “We didn’t really cope with that as we would have wanted to today.” Senior Ryan Finley went on to score his 15th goal of the season on a penalty in the 60th minute before adding his 16th a minute and 32 seconds later off a through-ball by freshman midfielder Patrick Hodan. Finley, Hodan and junior Harrison Shipp all came off the bench for coach Bobby Clark’s team, which had plenty of attacking difference makers. “They were definitely a very experienced frontline that worked well,” redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Charlie Lyon said. ”They were a very solid unit, were very organized, and
were able to break us down ultimately.” Now, all Bennett’s team can focus on is winning its game on Saturday, which would lead to a good finish in the country’s toughest division. “Winning this game will be our sole focus,” Bennett said. “The spoils of that would mean we give ourselves a chance to win the championship or we secure second place. One way or the other, I believe the mathematics of it are winning would give us place one or two.” “Notre Dame is a good team, and I like playing good opposition,” Sjoberg said. “It will be a different story when they come to play Valley Fields with us at home. It’s a new game on Saturday, and we have to recharge. We still have a chance to win the division, so it will be a great game, same for them.” As Marquette and Notre Dame face off again on Saturday night, both Connecticut and Georgetown play home games against Providence and Seton Hall, respectively. With Notre Dame beating Marquette but losing to both Connecticut and Georgetown, the Hoyas having beaten Marquette, and the Golden Eagles having beaten Connecticut, the fate of the Blue Division will go down to the final minutes of the regular season, and possibly more than just one or two tiebreakers.
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Sophomore defender Axel Sjoberg gave MU a 1-0 lead in the first half, but three unanswered second half goals gave the Irish a victory.
Carlson chooses to let her play do the talking
Guillen has worn out his welcome
Senior not worried about expectations during historic year By Patrick Leary
In the midst of an emotional revenge match with Western Michigan on Oct. 9, senior middle hitter Dani Carlson lost a “joust” with the Broncos setter as their hands collided for a block at the net. Furious, Carlson returned to
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Senior middle hitter Dani Carlson’s passion is what makes her a leader.
the huddle demanding the ball. On the next play, she took a set from junior setter Elizabeth Koberstein and smashed it straight down for the kill. “Dani leads a lot by example, so she can back up what she’s saying with her actions,” said senior middle hitter Kelsey Mattai, one of Carlson’s best friends. “A lot of times she’s bringing us together and getting us back on track and saying, ‘OK, this is what we’re going to do.’” Marquette has risen to new heights as a volleyball program in 2012 with an 18-4 record and an 8-1 start to Big East play. Carlson has been at the center of that success, motivating the team to keep fighting no matter how tough the situation gets. “We talk about being a champion in all that we do,” Carlson said. “It’s doing everything that we know we’re supposed to do perfectly. I realize that I’m the one who has to hold the girls accountable.” With that championship mentality comes a lot of expectations, especially for the senior captain. Carlson said she prefers not to think about them in order to focus on the task at hand. “I know that there’s pressure, but I don’t think about it,” Carlson said. “It’s about doing what’s expected of me that day and See Carlson, page 19
Matt Trebby After Ozzie Guillen’s most recent managing job with the Miami Marlins, what team in its right mind would hire him? As much as it pains me to say it, Guillen should never be given another opportunity by any other team. He has gone from that likeable manager who speaks his mind and can manage a team to a decent level of success, like a 2005 World Series, to a laughable figure. Where do I start the list of things Guillen has done to make himself baseball’s biggest joke? We’ll go back to Chicago, where he at one point actually argued a call that was made in favor of his team. Guillen wanted to make a point, but the point he made was that he isn’t necessarily the brightest. Guillen had plenty more moronic moments this past season in charge of the Marlins. First, he expressed his admiration for Fidel Castro. This could have been fine, but he is in the one place in the country
where he can’t say something like that: Miami. The Marlins have a new stadium and are trying to reach out to the people of the city to make it into a baseball town. With the Cuban and Latin American population in Miami, that was one of the worst things anyone could have said. Then, there was an incident with Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, in which Guillen alleged the 19-yea- old rookie had too much pine tar on his bat. Harper had to get a new bat, and after the game Guillen called the rookie standout “unprofessional.” He picked on the one player whom he thought he could, and in the end he looked like a wannabe bully. What would you think if your favorite team hired Guillen as its next manager? You would probably wonder, “What the hell are they thinking?” There would be a small group that would say, “Awesome! He’s going to be so entertaining,” but no one would really take those people seriously, especially if they actually wanted their team to win. I’ll give Guillen credit because he did win a World Series. That was only because his energy and new attitude was so vibrant and unique that the See Trebby, page 17
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Cross Country at Big East Championships - 10 a.m.
Women’s Volleyball at Villanova - 12 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. TBA - 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Notre Dame – 7:05 p.m.
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Men’s Tennis at Northwestern Invitational - all day
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the facts: Hermsen played all 180 minutes in Marquette’s shut out victories last week. He was named Big East Rookie of the Week after the Golden Eagles recorded shutouts against Pittsburgh and Seton Hall last Wednesday and Saturday, respectively. The wins helped the Golden Eagles stay in the hunt for a second consecutive Blue Division title.
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Trebby: Guillen an embarrassment to the city of Miami, organization as a whole 2005 White Sox got behind it and gained momentum through him. That team was a unique group, like the 2004 Boston Red Sox, and it might just have been “their year.” A head coach or manager is supposed to be the face of the franchise and the leader of the team that fans root for. That person should not act how Guillen does. Nowadays, most successful coaches and managers are known for having very bright personalities. If we look at the NFL, Mike
McCarthy, Mike Tomlin, Bill Belichick and the Harbaugh brothers are considered to be the best in the league, and none of them create too many distractions for their team. Then there’s Rex Ryan, and there are probably some players in the Jets’ locker room who really don’t like him. His antics are embarrassing to the organization sometimes, and while he has reached two AFC Championships with the Jets, his team has yet to be considered by the majority of NFL followers as a serious Super Bowl contender.
Guillen has been embarrassing to the city of Miami, or at least to those who really care about the Marlins and the organization as a whole. There is nothing that indicates this will be any different if Guillen is given another chance as a manager. He should not be, if every team is smart. Guillen may have a bright future as an analyst, which is something I’d appreciate and watch him do. But as a baseball manager, he is unlikely to have any future. email@example.com
Van Cortlandt Park presents challenges for MU runners
Final regular season meet a chance for teams to make noise By Christopher Chavez
Marquette cross-country coach Mike Nelson will head to New York with 20 of his best runners this weekend to compete at the Big East Cross-Country Championships. This year’s conference championship marks the sixth with Nelson at the helm. Within that time period, the men and women have finished as high as seventh on both sides. A similar performance could be seen this weekend. Not many of the athletes have seen the Van Cortlandt Park course, located in the Bronx, but senior Patrick Maag was able to check it out and run it over the summer. “It’s probably going to be the toughest course you’ll ever run,” Maag said. “It will be 25 to 27 minutes of really hard running. I thought it would be tough to live up to the hype, but it will test you in every way.” It will be tough for even the more experienced runners to set personal bests on such a hilly course. One hill in the course is even referred to as “Cemetery
Hill” since there are nearby grave sites. “I’ll keep (the hype) in mind, but at the same time you can’t let it scare you too much,” senior Connor Callahan said. “I’ll go out there and race how I normally race.” One of the beauties of crosscountry is that all participants are running the same course and nobody has an advantage. Seniors Jack Hackett, Jack Senefeld, Maag and Callahan could be poised for their best race of the year. Injuries have been left behind, and the top four in the pack could be as close as 30 seconds apart. On the women’s side, many of the freshmen will just be running their second 6,000-meter race ever. After the Bradley Classic, Nelson hopes to remind them not to go out too hard at the start of the race. “I think we need to be a little bit more patient in that first mile; if they slowed down five seconds in the first mile that could lead them to running 15 seconds faster in the last mile,” Nelson said. “My general rule of thumb is that for every second you go out too hard, it will end up costing you three.” Sophomore Elisia Meyle has not run in the team’s last two meets due to illness but will likely return this weekend. If she is fully healthy, she could be one of
many surprise performances for the women. Running four freshmen is enough of a surprise for other conference teams trying to research Marquette’s runners. Nelson doesn’t plan on channeling his inner Knute Rockne and giving a “Win One for the Gipper” speech, but he will discuss strategy and a race plan about some other teams. The focus will be more on running as a pack and competing against one another. “This is the time when I will talk a little bit about some of the other teams, even still I hesitate to focus more on other teams,” Nelson said. “Our main competition is us. We can’t worry about other teams. We have to worry about our race. Run smart and run tough.” Notre Dame and Syracuse are the favorites on the men’s side, while Providence, Georgetown and Villanova will likely duke it out in the women’s race. Wherever the team finishes, Nelson will be content if the team leaves it all at the finish line. “My goal for the men and women is for them to have the best race that they can that day, and we’ll walk away happy with that,” Nelson said. “They have worked hard enough and put in enough miles that they have the maturity to know that they gave their best effort.”
We’ve all heard stories of company-issued credit cards going downhill in a hurry. There was the case in 2009 when former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker eventually pleaded guilty to charges of running a fraudulent campaign-contribution scheme so he could give his executives trips to strip clubs, free meals, etc. Apparently, the Missouri director of video operations isn’t immune to spending some money on the company’s dime that he shouldn’t be. Michael Schumacher spent $7,605.50, including a $2,000
tip on a $4,400 bill in May 2011 at the Olympic Garden, a strip joint in Las Vegas. Schumacher apparently went to the strip club by himself, too. A couple things come to mind here: Did you really think you’d get away with this? According to the university, Schumacher has since repaid the money. Which brings me to my second question: Why use the company card when you can afford to pay it back on your own? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Unknown, yet familiar foe awaits MU
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Junior midfielder Taylor Madigan wants to eliminate all the doubt the NCAA Tournament committee may have about selecting the Golden Eagles for their fifth straight NCAA appearance.
Winner of UConnRutgers to meet MU Sunday afternoon By Michael LoCicero
The end of the regular season is just the beginning for the Marquette women’s soccer team. Looking at the team’s record (13-2-2), there should be no doubt this team is headed for the NCAA Tournament no matter what happens during the Big East Tournament, which begins today. But not so fast, say juniors Cara Jacobson and Taylor Madigan. “We don’t want to go through a whole week of practice and then realize we aren’t in the NCAA Tournament,” Jacobson said. “There are never any guarantees with the NCAA committee. We didn’t have an
incredible nonconference season, so I don’t think there are any guarantees.” Madigan agreed. “I don’t think we’re in any safe spot right now,” she said. “We just need to keep winning.” The Golden Eagles host a quarterfinal match on Sunday against either Connecticut or Rutgers, who meet tonight in Storrs, Conn. The Huskies prevented a perfect Big East record for Marquette, earning a 1-1 draw with the Golden Eagles on Oct. 7. Madigan and Jacobson wouldn’t admit to wanting the opportunity for revenge of playing Connecticut. “I think we’d like to get a rematch with them (Connecticut), but Rutgers is a really good team too,” Jacobson said. “I think we know whoever we get will be a good game, and there won’t be any ‘gimmes’ getting to the final four.” Despite training for three days without knowing who their
opponent will be, the Golden Eagles have the familiarity of having played both of their possible opponents in the regular season, so they have some idea what to expect, no matter which team advances. “If we didn’t play the two teams, I think it would be quite hard, scouting-wise,” Madigan said. “Since we played them, I think it will be fine. We all know how they play and how they adjust and we’ll play the same way no matter what.” The Huskies played a difficult nonconference slate similar to Marquette, taking on North Carolina, Boston College and Santa Clara. Connecticut went 0-2-1 in those games and has won just one of its last five games. The Huskies’ most impressive win was probably a double overtime victory at Villanova, which finished 5-4-1 in Big East play but failed in the majority of its chances against some of the Big East’s elite teams. In games against Georgetown,
Marquette, Notre Dame and South Florida, the top two seeds from each division, the Huskies are a combined 0-3-1 and were outscored 10-1. They will likely have extra motivation to beat Marquette if they advance, however. The semifinals and championship game will be played on their home field. “With UConn you have that element of it’s their chance to play here and go back home and play in the final four,” coach Markus Roeders said. “Those are underlying things we can’t really control, so we just have to wait and see.” Rutgers seems to be rolling a bit, having won its last three matches by a combined score of 10-0, including a 3-0 win over Louisville. Marquette beat the Scarlet Knights on the road, 2-0 on Sept. 23, which began a three-match losing streak for Rutgers. Much like Connecticut, Rutgers has struggled against the
Big East’s top teams. In matches against Georgetown, South Florida, Notre Dame and Marquette, the Scarlet Knights are 1-2-1. As has been the case all season, Rutgers has been led offensively by redshirt junior forward Jonelle Filigno, whose 14 goals rank second in the league behind Georgetown’s Daphne Corboz (16). Filigno also averages 1.68 points per game and has scored seven game-winning goals. The opponent doesn’t seem to matter to the players, however, as Marquette tries to exorcise some of its Big East Tournament demons, particularly after last year’s quarterfinal loss to Notre Dame at home. “Having a whole week off last year before the NCAA Tournament wasn’t to our advantage,” Madigan said. “We would basically have two weeks of practice if we lose, so we’re ready to play as many games as we can.”
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Carlson: Shymansky says middle hitter has ‘unbelievable character’ going day by day and doing it the best I can.” Carlson draws inspiration in her role as captain and leader from former Green Bay hitter Janelle Tomlinson. Tomlinson, the Phoenix’s all-time leader in kills by more than 500, worked camps that Carlson attended in high school. “I don’t tend to be the outspoken leader; I tend to lead by example,” Carlson said. “That’s a role I’ve embraced. I think I learned that from her (Tomlinson). It’s very much (about) having the players you’re playing with know what you expect of them.”
Carlson’s coach, Bond Shymansky, said she is the ideal player to lead Marquette in this important season. “Dani has unbelievable character,” Shymansky said. “Her leadership on the court is pretty obvious, and her competitive desire is pretty obvious when you watch her play. Knowing what she’s about as a person, she’s a great representative of everything that Marquette would expect a student to be, not just an athlete.” With that competitive desire comes the fiery emotion with which Carlson plays on a regular basis, especially in matches with
what Shymansky calls “revenge factor.” Carlson said her coach has helped her channel that emotion into a positive for herself and her teammates who look to her for inspiration. “It’s a tough balance, and Bond has helped me with that a lot,” Carlson said. “If you’re investing a lot of passion, it comes off very positive or very negative. It’s really the consistent emotion that needs to be shown when we’re doing something well, but also that same fire to get your teammates to do what’s expected of them.” Carlson isn’t the only player on whom Marquette relies for
leadership. Her co-captain, junior libero Julie Jeziorowski, shares that responsibility with Carlson well as more of a vocal leader. In a pre-season survey, Carlson chose Jeziorowski as the teammate she would want to lead the team into battle. In her fourth season at Marquette, Carlson has learned countless lessons from Shymansky. Perhaps the one that has helped her the most as a captain is the importance of selflessness. “Bond has challenged me to be the best player I can be and showed me how to challenge others to be the best players that they can be,” Carlson said.
“Without Bond’s influence, I would have just focused on how I can be the best and not focused on those around me. I don’t think I could have developed that on my own.” Going forward, Carlson will need to continue her good work as captain if the team will achieve the lofty goals it sets for itself. “I need to keep the team unified and keep the team enthusiastic about what we are going to do,” Carlson said. “I need to help the team recognize our capabilities and our strengths that we have, so we can start stomping on people.”
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Room for improvement as MU heads to Evanston
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Sophomore Dan Mamalat was happy the coaches gave the players individual attention to work on things for the spring.
Tough weekend at MSU has team looking for answers By Kyle Doubrava
With only two more weekend tournaments on the fall schedule for the Marquette men’s tennis team, time for improvement before regular season play is running thin. The Golden Eagles are participating in the Northwestern Wildcat Invite this weekend, and the team has been dedicating this week in
practice to fine-tuning the parts of their game they found troublesome at last weekend’s tournament at Michigan State. Finding skills the whole team can improve upon this week has been a difficult task, because all fall tournaments are focused heavily on individual play.
“You’re always looking at things a little differently than if you were playing head-to-head competition,” said coach Steve Rodecap. “Everybody is a little different on what needs to happen. It’s really good to see them against that level of competition and to see what guys need to either maintain where they’re at, and for some other guys to see what it’ll take for them to be a little more consistent at that level.” Junior Logon Collins and sophomore Cameron Tehrani paired up to advance to the doubles quarterfinals before losing to Michigan this past weekend. Collins and Tehrani also managed to pick up wins in singles action. That seemed to be the only real bright spot in the invitational, and sophomore Vukasin Teofanovic is hoping the players take what they learned at practice this week to heart. “I think the biggest thing we need to work on is transferring the level of play we need to have in practice to the actual tournaments,” Teofanovic said. “I think most of the guys are struggling with that.” Teofanovic and sophomore Dan Mamalat both lost their respective matches at Michigan State, and Rodecap would like to see them rebound at Northwestern. “Any time you have a setback, you kind of measure how good a guy is going to be by how they respond, so I’m really curious to see how (they will) respond this weekend,” Rodecap said. “When the elite players take a bad loss or get down on confidence, they tend
to respond really well and are resilient.” Mamalat, recovering from an injury, said he needs to get back into his comfort zone, and the Northwestern tournament should aid in that. Mamalat praised his coaches for offering each player individual attention over this fall schedule and making suggestions for improvement. “It’s very important for all of us because we have different game styles and different strengths and weaknesses,” Mamalat said. “Each player’s going to have different things he’s going to need to work on.” After Northwestern, there is only one more tournament scheduled for the fall. Coaches are trying to keep players focused only on this coming weekend, but Teofanovic is already planning ahead for how he’ll keep fine tuned over the winter break. “Fall is important for improving and everything, but what everybody focuses on is the spring,” Teofanovic said. “Everybody’s already thinking about how hard they’re going to try and stay in shape and practice once the fall is done.” Rodecap doesn’t have specifics planned just yet for the two-month hiatus before the first match at Notre Dame, but he has seen these fall matches as a useful barometer for regular season anticipations. “From the first day these guys stepped on campus, our whole goal has been that first match in January against Notre Dame,” Rodecap said. “Everything we do is in preparation for that match.”
Relapse to old ways at Pinetree Intercollegiate Prickette thankful for memories after last career event in Ga. By Trey Killian
The Marquette golf team had a bit of a relapse after winning its first tournament in four years two weeks ago. The Golden Eagles finished at the bottom of the team leaderboard, in 12th place, at the Pinetree Intercollegiate in Kennesaw, Ga., which ended Tuesday. Coach Steve Bailey said the team struggled with some rough starts on an unforgiving course. “I feel like each round we got off to some tough starts early on and got a little frazzled,” Bailey said. “We weren’t able to adjust to the speed of the greens. It’s a really tight golf course with a lot of hazards.” Freshman Patrick Sanchez led the Golden Eagles with an overall score of 231 and finished in a tie for 34th overall. Junior Michael Motz finished three strokes behind him in his first action of the year. The Intercollegiate was a special chance to visit home for Motz, who is originally from Milton, Ga. “It was the first time I’ve been home since school started, and I got to spend the day at my house,” he said.
“I had actually played nine holes on the course when I was nine or 10 years old, but I was still really unfamiliar with it.” Motz said he didn’t feel that the scorecard told the story of his tournament, but that some trouble late in rounds led to a disappointing finish. “My score didn’t reflect how I played at all,” Motz said. “I hit the ball really well, but I feel like I lost a lot of those shots on the greens. I think I had 34 putts in the first round, 33 in the second and 37 in the third. I think everyone had their moments where they hit the ball OK, but I feel like overall as a team we lost our games on the greens.” For most of the squad, the low finish was a minor setback, but for one golfer it marked the end of an era. For senior Ryan Prickette, who will graduate in December, the Intercollegiate was the last tournament action he’ll see in his college golf career. As a player under Bailey for three years and with the program for five, it was tough for Prickette to think about saying goodbye throughout the week. “It was weird,” Prickette said. “I kind of had a lump in my throat for a few hours after I finished. It’s finishing a stage of your life once that ball hits the bottom of that final hole. It was kind of going through my head the whole trip. Every time I was doing stuff with the guys, I kept thinking this could be my
last time. You just kind of knew the end was coming.” Prickette finished fourth for Marquette in a tie for 62nd on the individual leaderboard after recording an 81 in the first round and two 80s in the final two rounds. “I didn’t play very well (in the final round) I had one big number, which kind of ruined the scorecard,” Prickette said. “I won’t remember it, though. I’ll remember the experience of the last tournament and all the good times I’ve had with the guys.” Prickette didn’t feel that the long layover from the win hurt the team; rather that the underwhelming performance was a result of overly high hopes. “I don’t think it was victory hangover so much as it was a higher set of expectations,” Prickette said. “In golf, it doesn’t help to put more expectations on yourself, and I think the guys might’ve done that.” In the end, Bailey said he was very glad Prickette had decided to return for the first semester, as his experience was greatly needed. “Ryan really filled that position of leader for us as someone who has been around for five years,” Bailey said. “Having four new guys come in this year, I couldn’t have asked for a better guy to fill that leadership role. I think the guys are going to be better people and players for having played with him.”
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Senior Ryan Prickette closed out his collegiate career with three rounds in the 80s, but says he will remember the experience of five years at MU.