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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Obama, Romney duel in debate
By Melanie Lawder firstname.lastname@example.org
Marquette Student Government sponsored a student forum with University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz and Provost John Pauly Tuesday to listen to student reactions about the five themes the administration decided would guide the university’s strategic planning process. Approximately 100 students attended the event and offered their opinions on strategic planning and what they believe to be the themes’ strengths and shortcomings. Environmental initiatives, interdisciplinary communication, campus safety concerns, diversity and inclusivity, campus expansion, service opportunities and improving research were among the topics discussed at the forum. Before beginning the discussion, Pilarz took several minutes to state exactly what the purpose of a university strategic plan is. He emphasized that the plan is not a “wish list” for the university and not a “magic wand or silver bullet that will make See Forum, page 8
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney after the first presidential debate Wednesday.
First face-off in Denver Wednesday illustrates differences By Alexandra Whittaker email@example.com
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney faced off in their first presidential debate last night, sparring over domestic policy, job creation, reducing the deficit, Social Security, federal regulation over the economy and the responsibility of the government to
improve public education. “PBS NewsHour” host Jim Lehrer served as the moderator. While Obama and Romney began the debate politely, joking about the debate being held on the night of the Obama’s twentieth wedding anniversary, both candidates’ claws came out almost
immediately, and they butted heads over everything from policies to the validity of the statistics they cited. Obama argued for further investment in education as well as monitoring overseas companies See Debate, page 7
Banned books week lends to discussion of liberty
Uncle Tom’s Cabin is one of the many once-censored books on display.
Raynor Library is celebrating Banned Books Week, which started Sept. 30 and ends this Saturday – an event “celebrating the freedom to read,” according to its website. “Because we’re librarians, we want to show support … in creating awareness (of) censorship,” Emily Zegers, a digital projects technician for Raynor Memorial Libraries, said. “That’s what this week is about.” Raynor Library has a display case set up on the second floor with a number of challenged
books pulled straight from their association’s former director of shelves, along with an interactive its office of intellectual freedom. display and whiteboards filled Krug started the event to fight with students’ favorite books. In to keep books available that had addition to this sensitive content exhibit, there despite the chalwill be a screenlenges of coning of movie cerned citizens adaptions of not wanting peochallenged and ple to be exposed banned books to the content. today at 1 p.m.. “The events An unaffiliated were created event planned to make this an by Haggerty Art interactive exMuseum had perience for professors read students,” Zeexcerpts of their Emily Zegers, digital projects gers said. “It’s favorite banned technician for Raynor Memorial one thing to tell books to students Libraries somebody about Monday. it, but it’s another These events are part of the thing to have a conversation and National Banned Books Week participate. We all should have put on by the American Library access -- unrestricted access to Association, which was started See Books, page 7 in 1982 by Judith Krug, the
Raynor presentation part of university’s ‘Freedom Project’ By Jacob Born firstname.lastname@example.org
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An anti-Apartheid leader spoke on campus Monday. PAGE 4
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Tony explains his fascination with the website Reddit. PAGE 15
Saturday’s match will bring Bennett’s vision full circle. PAGE 16
Thursday, October 4, 2012
News in Brief Turkey fires on Syria Turkey has fired artillery shells at Syria, the country announced Wednesday, in response to a Syrian mortar shelling that killed five Turkish citizens, the New York Times reported Wednesday afternoon. The Times also reported that it is unknown whether the shells, which killed a woman, her three children and a relative, were fired by the Syrian government or by rebel forces. The retaliatory attack raises the “prospect of greater involvement by the NATO alliance,” the paper reported on its website, as Turkey is a member of NATO. NATO released a statement on the issue Wednesday standing by Turkey and calling the Syrian regime’s recent aggression a “flagrant breach of international law,” demanding an end to such acts.
Fr. Wild speaks in Oconomowoc Former Marquette President the Rev. Robert A. Wild addressed the question “How Catholic are Catholic Universities?” at the 2012 Jerome Lecture yesterday at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, located at 995 S. Silver Lake St. in Oconomowoc. Many Catholic institutions, including Marquette, have been scrutinized in recent years due to appointments and speakers who some claim do not accurately represent Catholic teachings. According to the Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel, Wild now serves as a special assistant for advancement for the ChicagoDetroit and Wisconsin providences of the Society of Jesus.
U.S. birth rate fell in 2011 Births in the United States fell for the fourth year in a row, according to preliminary 2011 birth data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The preliminary number of births for the United States in 2011 was 3,953,593, one percent lower than in 2010. The birth rate for teenagers aged 15 to 19 fell to another historic low in 2011, with 31.3 births per thousand. From 2010 to 2011 births to teenagers dropped 10 percent. The preliminary general fertility rate for 2011 was the lowest rate ever reported for the U.S., at 63.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44. Birth rates in the U.S. had been on the rise since the late 1990s and peaked at 4.3 million in 2007.
Penn. voter ID law postponed A judge in Pennsylvania has postponed enforcement of the state’s new voter ID law until after the November election. While voters will not need a government-provided ID in order to vote, the judge also ruled to allow the state to continue an advertising campaign educating the public on the new law. The website for the campaign, votespa.com, has been updated
DPS Reports to tell voters they will be asked, but not required, to show an acceptable ID when voting. The voter ID law was passed by the Pennsylvania legislature after Republicans took control in 2010. Republicans have pushed for similar measures in many other states in a stated attempt to lower voter fraud. Critics, including the ACLU, have argued that the new laws limit voter participation, especially among minorities, while doing little to fight actual fraud, a problem some have called nonexistent.
Florida city bans hiring smokers A South Florida city has banned the hiring of smokers or users of tobacco products in order to save on health insurance. City Commissioners in Delray Beach made the policy official Tuesday, prohibiting city agencies from hiring any person who has smoked in the year before potential employment, hoping it will save the city money on health insurance premium fees. Delray Beach Human Resource Director Bruce Koeser told an NBC affiliate that each smoker costs the city an extra $12,000 in health and disability-related costs. Other Florida cities — Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and North Miami — have instituted similar bans, though North Miami eliminated its smoker ban years ago, claiming it did not actually save money. City employees in Hollywood are subject to immediate termination if they are caught smoking.
West Nile swarms Wisconsin Record number of cases possibly result of muggy weather By Eric Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org
Wisconsin has experienced a record high number of cases of West Nile Virus this year, and until the first frost, residents could still be at risk. Paul Biedrzycki, the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s director of disease control and environmental health, said that state-wide, there have been about 40 cases with 3 deaths. Biedrzycki said more than half of the cases have been in Milwaukee County, with a quarter of all cases occurring in the city. “For the U.S. overall, we are seeing the highest number of reported cases through the first week of October since 2003, the year with the previous highest number of cases,” said Candice Burns Hoffman, a health communication specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Biedrzycki said it will most likely be a record year for the virus. Wisconsin saw the most cases of the disease in 2002, with 48 cases, and 2006, with 21 cases. According to Hoffman, the CDC received a total number of 3,969 human cases of West Nile Virus,
including 163 deaths this year. “Most of these individuals are over 50 years of age, and we’ve received most of our reports in the last month,” Biedyzycki said. “We typically see the peak of West Nile Virus infections in August.” Biedrzycki said the reason we see the emergence of the West Nile virus in August and September is because the disease has a two- to three-week incubation period. “Thankfully, the worst of the year may be over,” Hoffman said. “Based on West Nile virus seasonal outbreaks in previous years, we expect that the peak of transmission occured in mid- to late-August and the number of infections will decrease over the next several weeks.” Hoffman said it will be difficult to predict how many cases will arise over the next few weeks because of the various factors that affect West Nile transmission. “The warm weather has also made mosquito populations lingering,” Biedrzycki said. The culex pipiens mosquito is the predominant transmitter of the disease. Although it doesn’t prefer to bite humans, it is known to bite birds, which is how the disease is transmitted. “You need the mosquito to bite birds to transmit the disease,” Biedyzycki said “The culex pipiens likes hot dry weather, yet we don’t know the exact cause why the disease is blooming and causing deaths. This is really an unusual year.”
This unusual year has consisted of long drought-like conditions with unusually high temperatures, which is the environment the culex pipiens thrives in. “I don’t think it’s cause for alarm, but I do think it’s a real public health issue which we are following very closely,” Biedrzycki said. “We are trying to get the message out to the public, which is a little complacent because mosquitos haven’t been bad this year. Mosquito biting hasn’t been bad, but the West Nile virus is bad.” Biedrzycki said that the threat of West Nile ends after the first frost of the season, but the Milwaukee Health Department won’t know the total number of cases until a few weeks pass after the frost. Until then Biedrzycki is urging that to prevent further breeding of the culex pipiens, residents should empty all stagnant water and wear long sleeves and pants while applying mosquito repellent. “My suspicion is that it is climate related: The weather favored this particular mosquito, and people let their guard down around this mosquito,” Biedrzycki said. “I can assure you that before next year we will better understand what is happening.” The CDC said the best way to prevent West Nile Virus is to use insect repellents when going outdoors, wear long sleeves and pants during dawn and dusk and install or repair screens on windows or doors and to use air conditioning.
Sept. 28 At 12:11 a.m. a student was in possession of a fraudulent ID in McCormick Hall. Sept. 29 At 11:35 p.m. DPS observed a vehicle being driven in a reckless manner by a person not affiliated with Marquette in the 1700 block of West Wells St. DPS stopped the driver and he was taken into custody by MPD for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Sept. 30 At 11:54 p.m. a student walking in the 1900 block of W. Kilbourn Ave. was approached by two unidentified suspects. One of the suspects displayed a weapon. The suspects removed the student’s property estimated at $325 and fled the scene. The student was not injured. MPD was contacted.
Oct. 1 At 12:33 p.m. a student reported being harassed by a known subject while on an MCTS bus in the 2200 block of W. Wisconsin Ave. Transit Security responded and MPD was contacted by the victim. Oct. 2 At 7:38 p.m. DPS assisted MPD in taking a subject into custody on an open warrant in the 900 block of N. 19th St. At 8:09 p.m. a student reported her secured and unattended bicycle was removed from outside Marquette Hall. A subject was observed on a closedcircuit camera in possession of the bicycle. MPD took the subject into custody and the bicycle was returned to the student.
Events Calendar OCTOBER 2012 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Thursday 4 Target Free First Thursday, Milwaukee Art Museum, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Documentary: “Saving Face”, Cudahy 001, 5 p.m.
Women’s volleyball vs. Pittsburgh, Al McGuire Center, 7 p.m. The Milwaukee Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, Caste of Killers, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 6 Yoga at the Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, 8:15 a.m. Men’s soccer vs. Connecticut, Valley Fields, 7 p.m.
“The Foreigner,” Helfaer Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Annex Team Trivia, Union Sports Annex, 9 p.m.
Friday 5 11th Annual WMSE Food Slam, MSOE Grohmann Museum, 6 p.m.
Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon, Grafton High School, 7:30 a.m. Brady Street Pet Parade, Brady Street, 11 a.m. Marquette Quidditch Home Opener, Norris Park, 3 p.m.
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DPS report shows jump in alcohol, drug violations By Nick Biggi firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Public Safety’s annual security and fire safety report indicates that disciplinary referrals for drugs and alcohol jumped in the past year. There were 1,002 referrals for alcohol misconduct in 2011, a jump from 866 in 2010 and 805 in 2009. Also on the rise were liquor-related arrests. In 2009, there were five arrests for liquor law violations. In 2010, that number doubled. A year later, it increased to 17 arrests. Drug arrests have also continued to quickly rise. There were 24 more arrests in 2011 when compared to 2010, causing the overall number of arrests to increase to 61 from 37. With the number of writeups last year, many believe the newly revamped drug and alcohol policy will be an effective way to combat the growth in violations. “The updated alcohol policy is just one part of a comprehensive approach to addressing alcohol on campus,” DPS Capt. Russell Shaw said. Erin Lazzar, assistant dean of students, indicated that the additions to the policy have nothing to do with the data from 2011. “The new policy did not go into effect until August 2012, so it would have had no impact on the numbers for calendar year 2011,” Lazzar said. Shaw also noted that the rise in numbers could come from more people using illegal substances when compared to previous years. “Alcohol and drug use is an issue on campuses across the
country,” Shaw said. “It’s hard to speculate why the arrests increased, but possible reasons include more attentive residence hall staff as well as more of a willingness to report on the part of staff and students. Public safety responds whenever we receive information that leads us to reasonably suspect illegal drug or alcohol use.” However, Lazzar did not notice much of a difference between years regarding the alcohol spike. “There was nothing unusual,” Lazzar said. “No changes in the environment or the community that I am aware of that led to the spike.” Kelly Watts, a freshman in the College of Communication, remains fairly neutral on the implementation of a revision to the alcohol policy. “The idea of adding to the drug and alcohol policy is pretty smart, but I think drinking is going to happen no matter what,” Watts said. The report ends with a statement on Wisconsin’s drug and alcohol laws, indicating that those who are 21 or older and are responsible for underage drinkers on their premises may be given a $500 fine for a first time offense. The penalties for a drug violation vary upon the severity of the crime. “The bottom line is underage drinking and illegal drug use is against the law,” Shaw said. Another crime on the rise has been sexual offenses. In 2009, there were two reported offenses, but that number went up to three in 2010, and in 2011, it rose to nine. Also, from 2010 to 2011, aggravated assault numbers increased from one to four. While most crimes have increased throughout the past three years, burglaries around campus have gone down substantially. The numbers peaked in 2010 at 36 but lowered to 11 in 2011.
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While drug and alcohol violations increased in 2011, fewer burglaries were reported on campus last year.
Source: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Monday
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Ignatian Collegians highlight Jesuit values in school Program puts focus on reflection, prayer for undergraduates By Catelyn Roth-Johnson Special to the Tribune
The importance of reflection, prayer and service is the weekly focus of the Ignatian Collegians, a Marquette program for undergraduates of any faith that revolves around discussion of those spiritual themes — themes especially relevant at a Jesuit university. This Friday marks the deadline for applications to the fouryear-old group, which typically features twelve to twenty students seeking to broaden their understanding of what it means to obtain “Ignatian spirituality.” “This organization allows current undergraduate students at Marquette to take a deeper look at the lifestyle they already have,” said Annie Devine, the coordinator of Ignatian Collegians and a staff member in Campus Ministry. “Because these students share a common goal of helping others, this group encourages them to share their experiences and connect the dots on what they’ve learned.”
Former member Kathryn Tuleta, junior in the College of Business Administration, discussed with the group her visits to the Milwaukee Catholic Home and the time she spent serving Eucharist to the elderly. “It soon became the best part of my week, talking to (group members) about life and praying with them,” Tuleta said. Tuleta said the Ignatian Collegians challenged her to go outside her comfort zone. “I was reflecting on my actions and applying them to my daily life,” she said. “I found that while giving back to Milwaukee, I was able to live out the ‘Be the Difference’ mission we hear so often on campus.” Devine said it is beneficial for the group to have a smaller number because it allows for a more personal experience. Though members do not complete volunteer activities as a group, each member should have the Jesuit mentality of “being men and women for others.” The program originated due to high demand from interested students looking to further understand and reflect on their lives in the context of the values of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. To do this, the group uses St. Ignatius as a model to
emphasize the importance of Jesuit values in their lives. “When I started to follow some of the characteristics of Ignatius, I began to see a change in myself and the way I treated others,” saod the Rev. Thomas Caldwell. Caldwell is a Jesuit and lives in the Jesuit Residence. “It emphasized what my lifestyle was good for,” Caldwell said. “God is naturally good, humans are good, but thinking about what my service is good for shaped the way I viewed the world. My work is good for the service of others, and as the Jesuits say, ‘for the greater glory of God.’” A number of current students at Marquette said they feel the same way. Bethie Stein, a freshman in the College of Communication, said she volunteered often in high school at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cleveland, Ohio. She said she participated in various service trips, including one with the American Cancer Society. She was also a Kairos retreat leader, guiding and modeling her fellow students toward a service-filled life of faith. “I am very passionate about service, but I was unaware that Marquette had a program like this,” Stein said. “Doing
service activities allowed me to see things from a new perspective and to be more open.” “The Jesuit values and traditions are very important to me, and I am glad they have a program like this at Marquette,” she said. According to the program’s website, some of the
organization’s goals are finding God in all things, being contemplative in action and being free from attachment in order to discern responsible action. The group also engages in frequent prayer, primarily the examination of conscience according to St. Ignatius of Loyola.
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Mandela, prison, fill out story of S. African activist Eddie Daniels shares remarkable tales in campus visit Monday By Seamus Doyle email@example.com
Eddie Daniels, a South African anti-Apartheid leader, was sick and imprisoned from 1964 to 1979 in Robben Island with Nelson Mandela, the leader of South Africa’s anti-Apartheid movement and first democratically elected president of South Africa. “We didn’t have flush toilets, in our cells, so we had buckets,” Daniels said Monday evening while speaking in the Raynor Memorial Library Beaumier Suites. “Mr. Mandela comes into my cell; he puts his bucket on the floor and comforts me. Then he gets up, picks up his bucket on his one arm and my bucket on the other arm. He walks down to the common toilet, empties my bucket, cleans my bucket and brings it back to me. Mr. Mandela, an international figure, leader of the African National Congress, helped me, a non-entity.” Apartheid, a system of racial segregation enforced by the government, officially ended, and democracy became South Africa’s form of government, in 1994. Four years prior, in February of 1990, Mandela was released from prison. It was Mandela who set the precedent for peaceful reconciliation as president of South Africa. “When he had the enemy at his feet, he could have smite them down, but he didn’t. And that is the greatness of Mr. Mandela,” Daniels said. Apartheid was not a new institution; it was officially instituted by the South African National Party in 1948. “I was born in a very poor area in District Six,” Daniels said. “With that poverty comes crime, gangs, and other unpleasant
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Eddie Daniels (right) shakes hands with audience members after speaking in the Raynor Library’s Beaumier Suites Monday afternoon.
things.” Eventually, his family had to move because of gang violence and threats to his life. District Six is a poor area in Cape Town, one of South Africa’s largest cities and the location of Marquette’s South Africa study abroad program. “District Six is a physical reminder of the apartheid era,” said Steven Hartman-Keiser, an associate professor of English and the academic director of the South Africa program this past spring. “Tens of thousands of families were forced out of this neighborhood and the area was bulldozed, but it has never been redeveloped.
So you have these inexplicably open, empty spaces right next to the high-rises of downtown. A reminder of the people who should be there but aren’t.” Despite the commitment to reconciliation between races almost twenty years ago, South Africa’s political situation remains fragile. Most recently, mining strikes have plagued the country. The South African government’s response to the strikes has been criticized internationally due to the deaths of 44 people, including 34 miners killed by police. “I think that some observers
also fear that the strike and the police violence are legacies of the violence of the apartheid era and see the strike and the police violence as symptoms of political instability and an undermining of democracy,” said Susan Giaimo, a visiting assistant professor of political science. “The values of Mandela are no longer alive in the South African government,” Daniels said. “If I had my way, I’d kick them all out.” Despite these setbacks, Daniels remains optimistic. “We’ve come a long way from Apartheid, we will
overcome these crimes of today as well,” he said. Marquette’s South Africa Service Learning program is one of many that strives to continue the reconciliation that makes South Africa a better place, Hartman-Keiser added. “The South Africa Service Learning program is the most remarkable example that I have seen of the university and its students living out the mission of Marquette,” HartmanKeiser said. “All of the best that a Marquette education can and should be happens in Cape Town every semester.”
Students encouraged to register for Nov. election Registration tables attempt to promote civic participation By Ben Greene email@example.com
In the 2008 presidential election, almost 70 percent of the nation’s college students were registered to vote, according to a survey conducted by Tufts University’s Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. This year, the Marquette Student Government is doing its part to raise that number for the 2012 election by leading a voter registration drive on campus. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until Oct. 16, trained student registration officials will help students register to vote at tables in the Alumni Memorial Union from noon to 2 p.m. and at the Raynor library from 7 to 9 p.m. The main facilitator of the drive is MUSG Executive Vice President Bill Neidhardt, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences. He said the student turnout at
the Voter Registration Drive has been great so far. “Those tables bring in at least 30 (newly registered voters) each, so that’s 60 per day,” Neidhardt said. “Then there are the (resident assistants), who are really doing their job. Every day I get either 20, or yesterday I got over 50, from the RAs. So it’s really happening quickly. It’s happening so fast I’m having trouble keeping track of it all.” Vito Montana, a junior in the College of Engineering, is one of the RAs who recently became certified as a deputy voter registrar and now works the tables for the drive. Montana said becoming registered through the voter registration drive is a quick and easy process. “We want to encourage and help as many college students as we can get registered to vote,” he said. “It’s a very simple form that (students) need to fill out, and – whenever we’re there – they just need to fill out the form and they’re registered. We do all of the extra work.” Although Montana is originally from a suburb of Chicago, he is registered and plans to vote in Wisconsin
come November. “It is definitely easier to vote here,” Montana said. “It’s so much smarter to just get registered here because it just takes 45 seconds out of your day in passing in the AMU, and then you just go back to the AMU on voting day to vote.” Neidhardt said students should take advantage of the Voter Registration Drive in the coming weeks because this year’s election could be a pivotal one for young adults. “In terms of stakeholders, I can’t really find a bigger one than students,” he said. “Regardless of your party affiliation, both of them recognize that this election has to do with a lot of issues that affect students right now.” Besides registering a high percentage of voters or promoting voter turnout, Neidhardt said a goal of the drive is simply to inform students. “We’re not trying to spread Obama or Romney fever. We’re just trying to spread democracy,” he said. “It’s really just presenting students with opportunities that many of them haven’t been presented with before.”
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Students working for the Voter Registration Drive are looking to increase the percentage of college students at Marquette registered to vote.
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Books: Program seeks to explore the changing meaning of freedom information. This is a freedom of intellectual knowledge.” Since 2000, the most challenged books have been the entire Harry Potter series, according to the ALA, which has been challenged for promoting witchcraft and violence. Captain Underpants, a series that was widely popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s, was number 13 on the ALA list for being anti-authority and anti-family. “Kids should have the right to learn about every side of an issue,” said Courtney Wright, a sophomore in the
College of Education, in an email. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, and they should be able to have an unbiased opinion fully informed about something.” The Banned Books events are a part of the university’s “Freedom Project,” a yearlong project that examines freedom in the U.S. and how its meaning has evolved. The Freedom Project ties in to the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War. According to the project’s website, the purpose “is to recognize that, although Americans have a unique relationship to the idea of ‘freedom,’ it is not, in fact, an absolute value, neither as it is defined nor as it is practiced.” The website goes on to say the project “embraces and seeks to explore the many meanings of freedom in the United States.” Zegers echoed the description of the Freedom Project in discussing Banned Books Week. “This is not just about banned books,” Zegers said. “This is about our first amendment rights and censorship in general. This university strives to look outside of its own box, and having that student awareness and engagement is very important.”
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Debate: Economy, healthcare among contentious issues deliberated as solutions to create new jobs. “I want to close those loopholes that are giving incentives for companies that are shipping out overseas,” Obama said. Romney’s five-part response on how he would create jobs took a different path than Obama’s, instead championing open trade, energy independence, a balanced
budget, strong schools and small business strength. Stephanie Marecki, a Marquette College Republican and chairwoman of Students for Romney, said Romney’s strong and precise responses made him the stronger candidate of the night. “Mitt Romney is clearly stronger, and after the debate, it is
even clearer just how intelligent he is and how much experience he has,” Marecki said. “He had so many examples, so many hard facts, and he showed that he is the most in tune with the American people.” Marquette College Democrat and Democratic National Convention student representative Zack
Henderson strongly disagreed, arguing that Obama was better at articulating specific plans to move the country forward. “Obama has a plan to take down the debt, whereas the Republicans attack but don’t offer any concrete solutions to many of the problems facing the country,” Henderson said. “Romney
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Augustana College students in Rock Island, Ill., bring chips and snacks to the Great Hall of Emmy Carlsson, in Evald Hall as they watch the first presidential debate between President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Rock Island, Ill.
showed tonight that they have no plan behind them. I give credit to President Obama for clearly articulating what his plans are and what he’s done for the people.” Obama said that Romney’s plan to reduce all tax rates by 20 percent would cost $5 trillion and benefit the wealthy at the expense of middle-income taxpayers. “Virtually everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate,’’ Romney shot back. While the focus of the debate shifted from topic to topic, a big concern that both candidates addressed throughout the night was the threat of a tax hike on the middle class. “I’m not looking to cut massive taxes,” Romney said. “My number one principle is that there will be no tax cut that will add to the deficit.” Obama also recognized the importance of the middle class tax question, emphasizing that “We do the best when the middle class is doing well.” According to Romney, Obama’s plan to reduce the deficit will raise the tax rate on small businesses from 35 to 40 percent, which would then cost 700,000 jobs. “My plan is not to add to the deficit. My plan is not like any plan that’s been done before,” Romney said. Obama said Romney’s plan is the same as the Bush tax cuts that became law in 2001 and 2003, which he said resulted in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. The next presidential debate will be held at Hofstra University on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. Central Time. The vice presidential debate will be held at 8 p.m. Central Time on Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.
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Forum: Discussion part of strategic planning process everything all right at Marquette.” Rather, Pilarz said, the five themes, while directing the university to a “vision statement”, will specifically drive the school toward “university wide goals” that will shape the direction of the university. “A plan will help us understand what our priorities need to be, in a rather general way, for the next five to seven years,” Pilarz said. The five themes guiding the strategic planning process are the pursuit of academic excellence for human well-being; research in action; service, social responsibility and civic engagement; formation of the heart and soul; and stewardship of valuable resources. One of the most frequently voiced concerns about the themes during the forum was their ability to recognize sustainability and incorporate environmental awareness. Several students noted that implementation of greener environmental initiatives align with the objectives of every theme. Some expressed their desire for an explicit statement or acknowledgment addressing this “serious problem” in the themes. “In terms of where the sustainability piece may fit in the strategic planning themes, I personally see it fitting in all of them,” said John Haugland, a senior in the College of Engineering. Elyse O’Callaghan, a senior in the College of Engineering, agreed. “Environmental issues are inherent in things we need to address, and that language needs to be in (the themes) because it’s overarching,” Callaghan said. In response to students’ concern for the environment, Pilarz said that updating school facilities to more environmentally friendly standards is a feasible approach the university will consider. “(In terms of) renovating old buildings, and inevitably, building new buildings – that’s a consideration that we can very practically take into consideration,” Pilarz said. When evaluating whether the themes accurately reflected their interests, Pauly told students to ask themselves the question, “Can you imagine yourself in a university that would be organized around those kinds of themes?” Besides environmental sustainability, many students said
effective interdisciplinary communication and “across-theboard” collaboration between different departments and colleges was an area in need of significant improvement. Students present at the forum emphasized that such advancement would prevent overlap between different academic departments and benefit those students who want to double major or minor outside of their college. Pilarz said this desire for collaboration across college boundaries was not only expressed among students but among faculty members as well. Pilarz and Pauly both recognized that the lack of opportunities for undergraduate research is also a problem that needs fixing. To emphasize this point, Pilarz asked the students at the forum to raise their hands if they had ever collaborated on a research project with faculty. Of the roughly 100 students present, fewer than 10 raised their hands. Tackling the problem of implementing undergraduate research programs particularly resonated with Anne O’Meara, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, who feels that such experiences are hard to come by in her college. “Engineering has a great coop program, nursing students have clinicals, education majors do student-teaching, business students always have so many internship opportunities,” O’Meara said. “And so, for an Arts & Sciences student, hearing something like that is really, really great because I would love to have more opportunities for (undergraduate) research.” In regard to the progress the administration has made in formulating the strategic plan, Pauly said it is still in the “listening mode.” He said the forums will provide the strategic coordinating planning committee with the opportunity to incorporate students’ input and concerns, such as the frequently raised issue of environmental efficiency, into the university’s plan. The strategic planning committee is a group of Marquette administrators, professors, students and alumni appointed to facilitate campus discussion and gain an accurate representation of the university’s goals and concerns. Several members of the coordinating committee were present at the forum to gauge student reaction.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Union debate continues in CA Prop. 32 seeks to limit special interest groups in cash-strapped state
By Michael R. Blood Associated Press
California voters are being asked to starve unions of the tens of millions of dollars they use to finance campaigns and political organizing, as the nation’s largest state wades into the national debate over labor clout. The battle over Proposition 32 on the November ballot follows conflicts in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere where efforts to dilute the strength of organized labor have produced political tumult, a flood of TV ads and widespread demonstrations. The proposal, which supporters describe as a cure-all for special-interest politics, has attracted national attention for a provision that would ban the way California unions traditionally raise money to support candidates and fuel political activity. Overall, there are about 2.4 million union members in California, and that money has helped make teachers, prison guards and other public workers some of the most feared institutions in Sacramento, where labor has longstanding ties with Democrats who now control both chambers of the Legislature and every statewide office. Speaking last month in Los Angeles, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka described California as a firewall where unions must turn back the latest attempt to “silence the voice of working people.” California voters rejected similar measures in 2005 and 1998. “Without the voice of working people, politics don’t work. Not for working people, and not for America. And that’s why we use our unions to balance the power of corporations,” Trumka said, according to remarks posted on the union website. Unions, Trumka said, are fighting “the same right-wing billionaires who tried to kill collective bargaining in Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana.” The vote comes with unions on the defensive across the nation. Government workers are facing political pressure to roll back pay and benefits that are straining state budgets. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a so-called right-to-work law in February banning unions from collecting mandatory fees for representation — a move that emboldened supporters in Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and other states. Labor suffered a stinging defeat in Wisconsin earlier this year, where Republican Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge following his push to limit collective bargaining rights for most public workers. In June, voters in San Diego and San Jose overwhelmingly approved reduced retirement benefits for city workers. Those reforms, which are being challenged in court, hit current employees as well as future hires. The money being funneled into the California race provides a stark look at the stakes, mirroring previous battles in which union strength has been tested at the state Capitol. A long list of unions and
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Kaiser Medical assistants Darlene De LaTorra, left, Latisha Tucker, Registered Nurse Edith Fernandez, center, joins more than 200 other health care workers and their supporters in a demonstration outside the Kaiser in Sacramento, Calif.
other opponents have raised roughly $40 million for the fight so far, with the biggest checks cut by the California Teachers Association. Committees supporting the proposition have pulled in nearly $20 million, with more than $4 million coming from the American Future Fund, an Iowa-based organization that supports conservative causes with ties to billionaires Charles and David Koch. Other prominent supporters include Stanford physicist Charles Munger Jr., the son of billionaire Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charles Munger, who has donated more than $10 million, and former Univision CEO Jerry Perenchio, a frequent Republican donor, who has given $800,000. Proposition 32 would prohibit corporations and unions from collecting money for state political activities from employees or members through paycheck deductions. It also prohibits unions and corporations from making donations to state candidates. It would hit unions hardest: Corporations do not typically deduct money from employee pay for state political activities, but unions use the practice to fill most of their political treasuries. Additionally, the proposal would not stop corporations, wealthy individuals or unions from spending unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns through so-called independent expenditure committees. But union money for such purposes would be severely restricted, at least temporarily, if payroll deductions are banned. California Common Cause, an advocacy group that has pushed for campaign-finance reforms, supports some aspects of the proposition, such as banning contractors from donating
to elected officials who have a role in awarding the contract. But, at its heart, Proposition 32 would “gut the ability of private and public unions from speaking in a democracy,” spokesman Phillip Ung said. Jake Suski, a spokesman for the committee supporting the proposition, said it’s not about the balance of power in Sacramento. “It creates a playing field where the individual voter has a bigger voice in the political process,” rather than unions or corporations, he said. Recent independent polls found the proposal trailing, but many voters remain undecided. Left-leaning California would seem an unlikely state to challenge labor. Business interests — led by railroad magnates — held a lock on Sacramento lawmakers into the early 20th century, but that began to change during the Progressive Era when reformers sought to curb government corruption and corporate power. The state is the birthplace of the farm workers union, and a dock strike in the 1930s led to the unionization of ports across the West. Jaime Regalado, former executive director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles, said while there has been some backlash over union benefits he doesn’t see the labor conflict witnessed in other states taking hold in California. State polls have found routinely that corporations tend to be viewed more negatively than unions. Compared to more conservative states “it’s going to be a much harder sell,” Regalado said. “It doesn’t mirror what we are seeing in the Midwest. It’s not a hostile climate here.”
Thursday, October 4, 2012
City looking to shift lakefront, parks patrols to MPD Plan would move responsibility away from sheriff’s office
By Monique Collins firstname.lastname@example.org
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele want to have Milwaukee police take over lakefront and county park patrols, as well as 911 emergency calls made by cellphones from the Milwaukee County Sheriff. They are proposing that their plan start in 2013. Abele and Barrett announced at a news conference on Sept. 25 a plan to cut $3.3 million from Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke’s budget. Abele said at the conference that about half of the $3.3 million would go toward paying the City of Milwaukee to take over patrols of the lakefront and parks and the takeover of the county’s 911 emergency calls. About $950,000 could be used for lakefront patrols, $250,000 for inland county parks patrols and $463,000 for handling 911 emergency calls. He said the second half would go toward other costs. Before the plan can be put into action, it must be approved by the Milwaukee County Board and and Milwaukee Common Council. Jodie Tabak, communications director for Barrett’s office, said the plan hopes to provide compensation for the Milwaukee Police Department’s efforts. “With the patrols at the lakefront, it’s going to allow better communications by keeping one department in charge,” Tabak said. The Milwaukee Police Department and Chief Ed Flynn have already been receiving 911 emergency calls made within the city, with Clarke paying routing fees associated with the task as of December 2010, according to a letter from Flynn to Rick Wittenburg, coordinator for the state of Wisconsin. In addition to adding more responsibilities to the Milwaukee Police Department, Barrett is proposing that officers take more vacation days. “Mayor Barrett’s furloughing of police officers, who are already losing the battle to keep up with responding to calls for service in a timely fashion and provide an effective, consistent, visible presence in neighborhoods, has clearly demonstrated how little he values them when he lumped them in with every other city employee,” Clarke said in a statement released on Sept. 28. At the news conference, Barrett and Abele called the idea an example of county-city cooperation that would result in better service at a lower cost for taxpayers. Clarke said in the statement that Milwaukee residents would not benefit from nor be harmed by the plan. “Chief Flynn yesterday indicated that his officers are already patrolling county parks, and that is correct under our mutual agreement,” Clarke said in his statement. “Maybe that is why they don’t have more time to patrol my and many other neighborhoods while burglars, drug dealers, gangs, car thieves and armed robbers
are feasting on city residents.” Tabak said the city has residents’ best interest in mind. “The city would not enter an agreement like this if it would have adverse effects on residents,” she said. “The goal is to improve public safety for city residents.” Mike Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association, issued a press release on Oct. 1 calling city residents to action against the mayor and county executive’s plan. “While the city looks to take on more responsibility traditionally accomplished by the sheriff’s department, the mayor proposes furloughing Milwaukee’s officers,” he said in the release. “This makes no sense and is dangerous.”
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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett would lhave the Milwaukee police take over the lakefront and county park patrols.
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The city’s trendiest spots on Milwaukee’s most hipster street By Erin Heffernan firstname.lastname@example.org
On a Saturday afternoon, Brady Street is abuzz with activity. Vinyl records are sold on the sidewalk. Lamp posts are decked with pastel-colored bikes. The young and hip weave through vintage shops and languish on eclectic patios. Tucked away on Milwaukee’s East Side, Brady Street beckons those with a predilection for drinking Wisconsin microbrews and thrifting for quirky treasures. With its offbeat counterculture, Brady Street is as close as Milwaukee gets to bohemia. From Marquette, it takes just a 20 minute bus ride on the 30 line to enter this trendy stretch. A short walk from the bus stop, the entrance to the famed Brady Street shopping area appears. It is marked by the neon red lights of The Exclusive Company, where you can find CDs, vinyl and music-wares both new and old. But beyond the record store, past the gaggle of soccer fans who spill out of the Nomad World Pub, it is impossible to miss Annie’s 2nd Hand Chic, just off of Brady Street. Like many of the vintage wares it sells, the shop’s storefront makes a statement. With a
bright striped and polka-dot exterior sandwiched between beige residential facades, Annie’s is a pop of unconventionality. The vintage boutique was opened by owner Ann Tilque nine years ago. Tilque works behind the counter of the shop, looking appropriately fashionable in vintage attire and glasses. With a lifelong interest in sewing and fashion, Tilque works to give the shop its own vibe. “Customers tell me (the shop) feels like a cross between a Haight-Ashbury street shop in San Francisco and a store in Soho in New York,” Tilque said. On a sunny afternoon, the sidewalk in front of the store is festooned with clothes and accessories cascading from the storefront. The bright red door stands open to show the smorgasbord interior, where racks of classic blazers and boots along stand next to vintage dresses and kitschy sweaters. Annie’s has stock that varies in both price and outlandishness, including religious iconography, vintage jewelry, Halloween costume attire and racks of both men and women’s clothes. Tilque gets the old wares from estate sales, rummages and patrons who come to the shop. She says she pays special attention to the quality of fabrics and an item’s potential to be transformed for a modern wardrobe. “I love when people make their own style out of the clothes,” Tilque said. “(Annie’s 2nd Hand Chic) is full of a lot
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of one-of-a-kind clothes. It’s perfect if you like to dig to find something great.” While there are several other vintage shops on Brady Street – including Dragonfly Vintage Goods and Greenfields Trading Company – Brady Street is also home to some renowned coffee and tea shops. Rochambo Coffee and Tea House is a Brady Street landmark. Entering their 17th year of operation, shop owners Melissa and Mike Honkamp are self-proclaimed “purveyors of ancient pleasures, serving the underbelly for the greater good.” University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee graduate student Jorian Giorno has been a barista at Rochambo for three years. “Some people think of (the shop) as a little taste of Europe,” Giorno said. “It’s a little like Amsterdam.” Rochambo provides customers with organic coffee, more than 50 types of tea and a selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. It serves several unique concoctions in an equally unique atmosphere that is hipster-friendly and still manages to feel bright and inviting. Matt Peters, a graduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences and a Rochambo barista, said the part he enjoys most about working at the shop is the character of Brady Street. “I really like the customers, especially the regulars. They come from all different backgrounds,” Peters said.
“You meet a lot of people who come through. That’s the kind of place (Rochambo) is. It’s informal and relaxed; you get to know people.” Across the street from Rochambo is another Brady street favorite, the Hi Hat. The restaurant and bar is separated into two distinct atmospheres by a courtyard: the Hi Hat Lounge, which is decorated with mood lighting and nostalgic dark wood panels, while the Hi Hat Garage has a hip, casual feel and makes a statement with trees emerging from the walls. “If you’re on a first date, I say go to the Hi Hat Lounge,” said Jack Teich, a bartender and server at the Hi Hat Garage. “If you’re on a second date, I say bring her into the Garage.” Teich describes the Hi Hat as “the kind of bar that has a little bit of everything – great food, great drinks, great atmosphere.” The Garage is known for its beer, with popular specials like a five dollar liter mug and “Dollar Mystery Beers.” “You get a brown paper bag with a beer in it for a dollar, and you don’t know what it is,” Teich explained. “We don’t even know what it is until you pull it out.” On the other side of the courtyard, the Hi Hat Lounge serves up some old-school classiness along with its original mixed beverages. “I think people come here for the experience and they stay for our specialty drinks,” said bartender Vincent
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DiMatteo. DiMatteo recommends the Hi Hat’s Moscow Mule, made of ginger beer, lime juice and vodka, and the Bourbon Sour, which is creamy due to its unusual ingredient, egg whites. The two bars give two very different feels and caters to two very different experiences. However, they embody what Brady Street is about: creating an environment where everybody can find something they want, and all types can thrive. As day becomes night on the weekend, Brady Street fills with people from all walks of life. Some head to dinner or out for frozen yogurt; others go straight to the bars. Some are in formal dresses and buttondowns, while others wear flipflops and T-shirts. There is even the occasional eccentric costume. But from the mustachioed older man heading to the smoke shop for his cigars to the lanky youth with the same facial hair but a very different outlook, the people of Brady Street are undoubtedly what give the businesses true character. The shop owners don’t fail to credit their customers. Most agree that the diversity of people is what gives this street its role as the land of the cool and the home of the weird. Giorno described Brady Street as “a microcosm of the universe.” “Well, maybe I wouldn’t go so far as the universe,” he said, reconsidering. “But there are some aliens out there.”
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
‘Screwtape’ brings devilishly good time to Pabst Adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ book gives evil demon center stage By Claire Nowak firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the phone, Max McLean sounds like an experienced actor dedicated to his craft. He describes some of the roles he’s played since his acting career began in the 1970s. He mentions a performance of “Mark’s Gospel,” for which he won the 2009 Jeff Award for Solo Performance, the highest honor in the Chicago theater district. But there’s a mischievous quality to his voice when he describes his latest role, a cunning demon named Screwtape in the Pabst Theatre’s two-show run of “The Screwtape Letters” on Oct. 6. “(It’s) a perfect example of typecasting. Beware of who you’re speaking with,” McLean said. The play featuring the sinister character is a faithful theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ novel of the same title. Set in hell, the show follows the demon Screwtape as he plots to lure a human victim, known as the “patient,” into damnation. “In ‘The Screwtape Letters,’ Lewis wrote one of the best examples of reverse psychology in all of literature,” McLean said. “He created this marvelously inverted universe where good is bad, up is down, God is called The Enemy, Satan is called Our Father Below, and he sustains it throughout without it breaking down. That’s very
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difficult to do.” While McLean is an accomplished performer, he admits that he has never had a role as unique as Screwtape, whom he believes is one of the greatest literary characters of the 20th century. “This is the most challenging role that I’ve ever done,” McLean said. “He’s like Iago (from “Othello”) on steroids. He’s really over-thetop evil but very likable and very persuasive.” The play’s inception came from playwright Jeffrey Fiske. After seeing McLean in a one-man performance of the Book of Genesis, Fiske, then a Drew University professor, began considering McLean for another role. “A couple weeks later, he sent me an email saying how much he appreciated the work and suggested that I would make a really good Screwtape,” McLean explained. “It was probably (because of) the quality of my voice. I didn’t know if that was a compliment or not.” McLean, who was familiar with the book, was intrigued by the idea and began brainstorming with Fiske. The show is produced through the Fellowship for the Performing Arts, an arts ministry whose mission is to present theater that
expresses the Christian faith in mainstream venues to diverse audiences. “One of the challenges is that Christianity is often perceived as a political ideology that expresses itself in negative terms,” said McLean, who is also the president of the fellowship. “We think that by creating art and theater at the highest levels, the wonder of creation and redemption is conveyed beautifully and positively, and it gets a hearing that excites the imagination.” After nearly 20 rough drafts and several development productions, the play finally took off. It sold out for ten weeks in Washington D.C., ran for six months in Chicago and played 309 shows over nine months in New York. Thanks to its immediate commercial success, “The Screwtape Letters” was able to begin a national tour that will continue through June 2013. Since it is a limited engagement, fans of C.S. Lewis and “The Screwtape Letters” should not pass up the opportunity to see this critically acclaimed show. McLean believes there’s more to the play than just the schemes of his cynical character that all audiences, Christian or not, will appreciate. He said the show will “challenge audiences to evaluate their assumptions about truth and reality.” “It will wake them up,” McLean said.
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Rowling maintains magic with first adult novel New book a solid, wizardless offering from star author By Peter Setter email@example.com
For any author, it is hard to write a novel following her or his most successful piece of work. For J.K. Rowling, this feat seems especially challenging. Five years after publishing the last installment of the world-renowned Harry Potter series, Rowling is following arguably the most popular book franchise in history with her first novel for adults, “The Casual Vacancy.” The dense, 503-page novel opens with the death of Barry Fairbrother in the seemingly idyllic town of Pagford in West Country England. His death leaves a “casual vacancy” on the town council, and three candidates emerge to vie for the coveted spot: a petty criminal who plans to use the seat for his own dark agenda, the son of a standing council member who is pushed to run by parents seeking support for their causes and a loyal friend of Barry’s who wants the seat to continue his late friend’s mission. The election is set in conjunction with the urbanization of nearby Yarvil, an expansion that Pagford residents feel is ruining their lifestyle. Members of the council pioneer a movement against the biggest issue – the Fields, an afflicted,
low-income neighborhood whose residents are encroaching on Pagford’s domain. While the adults are running around town racist, petty and too politically charged for anyone’s own good, the youth of the town is engrossed in problems of its own. These minors deal with the unfortunate obstacles of adolescence while also contending with the issues the adults create. Sexual frustration, self-mutilation, bullying, neglectful parents and a domestic drug culture all weigh on the novel. One thing readers will find surprising in Rowling’s latest work is the extensive use of sexually explicit language. At times, it gets so out of hand that it diminishes her credibility as a writer. Following a beautifully written paragraph, she’ll throw in some unnatural-sounding profanity, taking away the effect the well-written paragraph had. For me, Rowling’s use of explicit material is a little heavy-handed. The book is overly sexual, and the content does not serve the book in regards to the plot. Rowling, desperate to write her first adult novel, seemingly uses the sexual nature of the novel to drive it into the adult genre and separate herself from her more kid-friendly past. “The Casual Vacancy” is advertised as “a big novel about a small town.” With more than 500 pages of text and 34 main characters - each with a personal narrative - the book is certainly big. The grand nature the ad implies, however, is nowhere to be found in
the novel. At times, Rowling’s book hints at excitement with story lines of small scale political intrigue but then falls short at minor points along the way. The plot is often predictable and, as a whole, overly long. When the ending finally comes, the melodrama provides an unsatisfactory finish to a novel that promised to have a smashing conclusion. The result is not grand, merely modest. It would be foolish to compare “The Casual Vacancy” to the Harry Potter books, as they are vastly different in terms of audience and content. Rowling does not attempt to create another cultural phenomenon about a boy who lived but chooses to write a social commentary, which is perhaps the most successful aspect of the book. Using the Pagford election as a small stage, Rowling makes sharp, accurate points about responsibility for others that serve as good advice for readers. Under the surface of the complex plot, the social message is present throughout the length of the novel. When Rowling keeps her sight on her main theme, she shines. Although this is not Harry Potter, fans of the series will still rejoice while reading this book. The novel’s writing style screams Rowling. Beautifully constructed character details abound, and the way she describes the actions and quirks of each person is unmatched. These rich, detailed characters inhabit a deep, imaginative world. Now that the original fans of Harry Potter have reached an age at which they are able to read “The Casual
Vacancy,” these qualities will seem familiar yet have an added maturity. “The Casual Vacancy” is by no means a stunning success, but it’s not a bad novel. Rowling is successful in many ways, from the details she injects into the setting and characters to the relevant social commentary. While the ending is
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unsatisfying and the journey is often flawed, readers should nevertheless take a chance on Rowling’s new path. Fans hoping for another Harry Potter book will be disappointed, but Rowling has certainly not lost her magic as a storyteller.
Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ speaks fans’ language Folk band’s new CD keeps banjo-based catchy hits coming By Eva Sotomayor firstname.lastname@example.org
Almost three years after its debut, Mumford & Sons has a lot to live up to. “Sigh No More,” the first album by the London-based indie-folk band, found huge success both with critics and the general public. The album sold 2.4 million copies in the U.S., won several awards and was considered by many as one of the year’s best. It was impossible to not sing along with the catchy single “Little Lion Man” every time it came on the radio, and
frankly, that was a lot of times. With its distinctive folk-pop sound, Mumford & Sons and its banjo-infused music were a breath of fresh air in a sea of generic indie-rock radio hits and the electronic beats that infested the top 40. Many doubted whether the band would be able to continue the success of “Sigh No More” with its new album, “Babel.” But with “Babel,” Mumford & Sons retains the formula that made “Sigh No More” a big hit and adds an intensity to its sound. “Babel” continues the folk-rock aesthetic and epic, emotional, story-telling lyrics to create a collection of twelve well crafted songs that will make listeners ache in the best way possible with every chord strung and every lyric sung. It’s almost impossible to start listening to the album and stop at one track. The band creates songs that flow perfectly from track to track due to similar musical elements, but it avoids sounding repetitive or dull. “Babel,” the album opener, sets the pace with the guitar plucking and banjo-picking that Mumford & Sons is known for. It’s all up-tempo, energetic folk music, and while the lyrics may dwell on serious topics such as lost loves and disappointment, the number never hits a depressing or low point. Next, “Whispers in the Dark” is full of lyrics expressing doubts. They could be religious or personal, but the song ends with a
life-affirming statement: “Let’s live while we are young.” “I Will Wait” is the story of a man who affirms to his lover that he will wait for her. It’s hard to imagine this song, much less any other on this album, sung by anyone other than lead singer Marcus Mumford. His voice is gritty, but he sounds like he feels every emotion and word in the songs. The album slows down with “Ghosts That We Knew,” a haunting ballad about the ghosts and demons that burden us daily. “Lover of the Light,” the song that follows, starts off slow but
eventually brings up the tempo. Like earlier in the album, “Lover of the Light” follows a darker moment with a light reminder to “love the one you hold.” The song’s lyrics say we must love the light, rather than the ghosts, that surround us. The lyrics contain overt biblical and religious references, from the album’s name “Babel” to lyrics like “Spare my sins for the ark / I was too slow to depart / I’m a cad but I’m not a fraud / I set out to serve the Lord” from “Whispers in the Dark.” They serve a storytelling purpose, but the lyrical imagery evoked is never
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preachy or evangelistic. The only downside to “Babel,” if there is one, is that it sounds familiar to “Sigh No More.” In the end, it was a wise decision for Mumford & Sons to stick to its sound. It’s hard to follow up a successful debut, but with “Babel,” the band has crafted a spectacular album that’s consistent from start to finish. I wouldn’t be surprised if “Babel” tops “best of” lists when the year comes to a close, just like “Sigh No More” did in 2009. When an album like this produces such amazing results, who said familiarity was a bad thing?
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Film’s future flames out
Matt Mueller The Milwaukee Film Festival is barely a week old, and I’ve already seen more movies than I have fingers. My meals have consisted solely of Junior Mints – preferably chilled – and Mr. Pibb. I’ve spent more time in a comfy movie theater seat than I have in my own bed. And I’ve never been happier. The movies have filled my brain with seemingly endless thoughts and questions about my preconceived notions about life and the world that we all live in. There’s one thought, however, that hadn’t come remotely close to entering my mind. What if this movie doesn’t start? It seems like a ridiculous notion, but it was a very real situation that happened on a massive stage last Saturday night. The New York Film Festival, one of the most recognized and respected festivals in the United States, is currently in the middle of its 50th anniversary. The event has drawn some of cinema’s biggest names and biggest films, including Ang Lee’s upcoming “Life of Pi” and “Flight,” Denzel Washington’s upcoming pilot drama. One of the festival’s biggest presentations was the premiere of esteemed director Brian De Palma’s new thriller, “Passion,” starring Rachel McAdams and “Prometheus’s” Noomi Rapace. De Palma is the man behind
such hits as “Scarface” and the first “Mission: Impossible,” so the debut for his latest feature was a major event. Unfortunately, with a packed crowd including the director himself, the festival had to cancel the screening at the last minute due to an issue with the DCP, or digital cinema package. Critics and cinephiles were outraged: How could the supposed future of movies – digital projection – mess up one of film’s most essential aspects, the ability to be projected? Back in the days of old school projection with real physical film, there was never even the faintest idea that a movie wouldn’t even play. Sure, there would be the occasional glitch, such as a showing starting a little late or the film scratching or burning, but the movie almost always ran. A movie projector can create movie magic, but it is still just a machine, a logical combination of gears, rollers and bulbs. Of course it could malfunction, but there were only so many things that could really go wrong, and they were easy fixes: just follow the celluloid trail to see where things went off the rails, sometimes literally. Then “Avatar,” America’s favorite movie to hate, hit theaters and made 3-D the greatest fad since boy bands. 3-D can’t be projected through a regular projector, however, so theaters began converting completely to digital projectors. Now, most theaters keep old movie projectors as relics with nothing to do. The theater I work at, which holds an area-most 19 screens, is completely digital. Two auditoriums have celluloid film projectors on standby, but they just collect dust. Admittedly, when digital projection works, it’s outstanding. When I saw “The Social
Network” on a digital print, I was amazed at how rich the visuals looked. Digital prints also require less work from projectionists, which saves movie theaters money. Theaters don’t need them to lace up and start the films anymore, and putting together the multiple reels of film that used to require constant splicing and taping is now reduced to a download and a few simple clicks. The operative phrase in the last paragraph, however, is “when digital projection works.” Much like with any computer, glitches – the screen turning a pinkish tint and a faint red imprint are two common ones at the theater where I work – often happen at completely random intervals. And much like on your household computer or laptop, the problem is often hard to pinpoint. Now, this isn’t to terrify audiences into staying home from theaters. Most of the common issues with digital projection can be fixed, and I would guess that a vast majority of digitally projected screenings run smoothly. However, it seems remarkably hasty to make regular film projectors obsolete so fast. We live in an age in which we all want the hottest, latest technology to make our entertainment run faster and better. But in the hectic digital revolution, we dive in headfirst without checking to make sure there’s something to break our fall. We discard the old without realizing it might still have merit. I’m not crying out for the death of digital film. I just ask for a bit more balance so no more movies stop before they can even start. Matt’s movie reviews can be found at onmilwaukee.com. Contact him at matthew.mueller@ marquette.edu.
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Coming up... Back to the Future Varsity Theater 10/5 Pack up the DeLorean. Get 1.21 jigawatts of electricity on standby. Heat up the flux capacitor. That’s right, folks; “Back to the Future” is coming back to theaters, namely the Varsity Theater. It should be rockin’ good time at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. I think that’s enough references for now.
Brave Varsity Theater 10/6 Pixar’s latest offering, “Brave,” follows the trials and tribulations of its first female lead character. The film didn’t get the greatest of reviews when it first came out this past June. That being said, it’s still a Pixar movie, which means it’s still better than pretty much every other animated film out there. Give it a shot. Get it ... because she’s got a bow and arrow.
Ingrid Michaelson Turner Hall Ballroom 10/6 Known for her floaty indie-pop, clever lyrics and hits like “The Way I Am,” “Maybe” and “Keep Breathing,” ukelele enthusiast Ingrid Michaelson brings her acoustic show to Milwaukee, including new material off her latest release “Human Again.”
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This frame grab provided by WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wis., shows television anchorwoman Jennifer Livingston Tuesday during her response to a viewer’s email criticizing her weight.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, but you wouldn’t know it from the recent behavior of some online commentators. Yesterday, Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor from La Crosse, Wis., used her broadcast as a platform to speak out against bullying, specifically in regard to an email criticizing her weight. The author of the email said he was “surprised” that her “physical condition hasn’t improved in many years” and said Livingston was not a “suitable example” for young girls. “I leave you this note hoping that you’ll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle,” the anonymous viewer said at the end of his email. We, like Livingston, believe this sort of criticism and negativity has no place in a letter to a news anchor, or to anyone for that matter. Livingston’s weight and appearance have nothing to do with her ability to present the news. We admire her bravery for standing up in front of a camera to draw attention to a very personal attack in hopes of reaching out to others. We also applaud the television station for allowing Livingston to dedicate four and a half minutes of airtime to address the issue. A YouTube video of Livingston’s segment went viral, mostly accompanied with words of encouragement for her and positive remarks about the importance of anti-bullying awareness, but once the video was featured on Ellen Degeneres’s Twitter account, the poster had to disable comments without approval, due to, you guessed it, bullying. We are appalled that something that began as a great conversation starter and response to bullying became the subject of even more negativity. We hope that those who watched the video and read these negative comments will learn from this public call to help and prevent other anonymous users from making the same bigoted and hurtful comments.
Despite Marquette being a Jesuit institution, this university is not immune to the plague of cyber-bullying. Many anonymous Twitter accounts unofficially associated with our school have sprouted in the last year – some funny, some hurtful. The Marquette Class of 2016: Real Students, Real Answers Facebook page is filled with nasty bickering and political attacks. This is ridiculous. Students should use the group for its actual purpose, to network with classmates and share important information. This is not a forum for rudeness, especially when you probably wouldn’t say these things to the other user’s face. The response to one recent cyber bullying incident, however, has restored some of our faith in humanity (and the Internet). Last week a Reddit user posted a photo of a Sikh woman who, by her religious commitment does not cut any body hair, had a beard. The caption below the photo read, “I’m not sure what to conclude from this.” The photo went viral, sparking both positive and negative commentary. Unexpectedly, the woman in the photo, Balpreet Kaur, responded to the post. She said she respects her religion and would rather focus on positive values and her impact on others than what society deems physical beauty. We commend Kaur for her courage, strength and dedication to her faith. Perhaps even more inspiring than Kaur’s positive response was that the original poster of the photo apologized. Now there’s something you don’t see very often on the Internet. It took true strength for the poster to publicly apologize to Kaur, the Sikh community and anyone else offended by the post. We also hope that bystanders, both in-person or on the computer, will use Kaur’s story to help speak out against narrow-minded views and work to create a more tolerant and accepting community, on and off Marquette’s campus.
I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. -Jackie Robinson
Tony Manno I fixed myself a 60-second timer to see how many interesting tidbits I could discover on Reddit. Here are the (strangely satisfying) results: An alternative order for watching “Star Wars”; why WWII soldiers did not use shields; evidence that fracking has caused recent Dallas earthquakes; an article explaining why “Ladies’ Night” is banned in California bars; a photo of tulip fields in the Netherlands; a picture of a cat. There was also a curious link for “an important message about pocket whales from a preeminent marine biologist” – naturally, it brought me to YouTube for one of George Constanza’s finest “Seinfeld” moments. And if anyone was wondering, the 720,000 stolen gallons of Canadian maple syrup have been recovered. Waffles for all! For those of you who are unfamiliar, Reddit is a website with postings by users on an infinite number of subjects – world politics, advice, funny looking dogs, you name it. It’s a conglomeration of articles from all around the web and self-posts by users. Certain post get preferential placement by way of user ‘upvotes,’ which is why certain posts appear at a higher rank on a given day. I feel obligated to admit that I probably passed by 20 other feline photos in this adrenaline-soaked minute, but still, that’s quite a lot to learn in such a short time. I can’t get enough of Reddit – the photos, the comments, the advice, the articles, the questions and everything in between. Reddit is what the Internet is made for, even beyond the cats. There’s a place for everyone. But that word … do I really think of Reddit as a ‘place?’ Maybe it’s not a place per se, but at the very least, Reddit is a ‘community.’ It’s a giant cork board in the middle of the Internet. And with the digital age, I think this term needs redefining. A community is an accommodating sum of
all its parts, and in this way, Reddit is a massive uber-state. A community is neighborly when convenient and critical when it needs to be. And a proper community is democratic in the sense that all members can chime in as they wish. There are communities in online gaming, forums for exchanging Springsteen tickets, even chat rooms for strange old men. College kids fall into tons of them. Through so-called ‘subreddits,’ Redditors can find aggregate information from likeminded folks about, well, anything. Although conservative front-page searchers will find a liberal bias reflective of the Internet itself, for example, r/conservative will suit their fancy. Recently on r/movies, I found this gem: “Would Sex and the City 2 be considered a dystopian science fiction film if it were shown to a 1950s audience?” And fellow Seinfeld fans, check out r/georgegifs and rejoice. With this said, it’s no surprise we now align ourselves with online communities so often. The pre-Internet populace had to go and seek out people with similar interests, from book clubs to town hall meetings. Far different than the old way, online communities condense these experiences into one ‘place.’ We forgo the face-to-face interaction, but hey, I can do it from my couch. I must reveal my partiality, though, as my experience on Reddit has been an especially positive one. I had my 15 minutes on Reddit with an ‘obnoxious childhood friend’ meme about playing Monopoly, which crawled up to the third page of posts. Feel free to stop me on the street for an autograph – I always enjoy giving back to the common people. One of the most thrilling Reddit moments to me was an Ask Me Anything session with TV host and suspender enthusiast Larry King. He was fantastic, answering questions about childhood inspiration, how he became a broadcaster, his favorite cartoon cameo and his methods for bad interviewees. There are hundreds of other AMAs – Reddit favorite Neil DeGrasse Tyson gave a good one, “Looper” director Rian Johnson recently did it and President Barack Obama caused the servers to crash about a month ago. Again, this is just one small part of a bustling community. Even if you can’t get a question in, what an opportunity it is to watch a very human exchange between some average folks and a big name. The Internet is a crazy open frontier – the so-called “information superhighway” – and Reddit can be the best of the best on all fronts if you know where to look. Now if only they could find a way to cure this bacon shortage. email@example.com
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Give awareness months the attention they deserve
Brooke Goodman I’m going to ask all of you to do a favor for me right now. Go find a Marquette Student Handbook and Planner and flip to the week of Oct. 1 - Oct. 7. Find where it says, “Events this week” at the bottom of the right-hand page and read what it says directly beneath that. See it? Yeah. In case you don’t have access to a student planner right now or don’t see what I’m talking about, no need to fret; I’ll tell you what it says. Under the “Events this week” section of the student planner for the month of October it says, “LGBTQ History/Disability Awareness Month.” If you’re like me, you’re thinking,
Taking the fast track to adulthood By Caroline Campbell email@example.com
I am an adult, and that terrifies and excites me beyond belief. This weekend, I will reach the great milestone of age 22 (a brand new milestone I just made up). But when I sit down and look at myself at this point in my life, I am more of an adult than a child. The other day, I came across a blog entry on Thought Catalog entitled “20 People You Will Meet in Your 20s.” As I read through the list, I began to count. Sixteen. “The awesome roommate ... the social networker ... the person who never left your hometown ...” I have been in my 20s for just two years now, and I’ve already met 16 out of the 20 notable people this article claims I will come across in the next eight years? I’ll only meet four more?
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“How on earth did that phrasing slip through the editing process?” You’re also probably trying to justify all the reasons it does appear that way, in an effort to deflect the fact that upon first glance it seems as if those two national observations are being suggested as one in the same, or as having some sort of connection to each other. I’m confident the individual or group responsible for compiling the planner made an honest mistake and did not intend for those five words to come across the way they do. At the same time, though, I’m confused. I know how much care and time are dedicated to words and ensuring they are not misinterpreted at this university. A perfect example is the fact that one of Orientation Staff’s cardinal rules is never calling an incoming student a “freshman” or a residence hall a “dorm” because of the connotations that go along with the terms. But those seem almost trivial in comparison to this. I guess my point is that the journalist, former editor and advocate in me wants to know how such phrasing never once raised a red flag during production. First of all, and simply to get this out
of the way, sexual orientation has absolutely nothing to do with having a disability or a disease. The two are not related. You can agree or disagree, but it’s not a debate I want to facilitate with this column, so let’s just put that one aside. Here’s the second thing. October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Bullying Prevention Month and National Cyber Security Awareness Month, just to name a few. Two of those are heavily observed on this campus. And Disability Awareness Month – the one celebrated in Milwaukee since 2003 that I assume the student planner is referring to – should not be confused with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, which also takes place in October. Starting to see why this is a bit problematic? Other national observances are noted throughout the planner, such as various heritage months, Human Rights Month in December and Women of Diversity Month in March, but none of these share a line or are grouped by a slash like the two referenced in October. If anything, this entire issue could have been prevented by simply
giving the observances the separate lines they deserve. By no means am I trying to express any disdain toward the university or those who put the planner together. As someone who is heavily involved within the Office of Student Development, I know how busy days get, and I have the utmost respect for all of the individuals who work in the Division of Student Affairs. I also know that an entire column about this mere typo might be a bit much, but it’s important that this mishap not fly under the radar. Some criticize Marquette for being overly sensitive at times or for paying too much attention to political correctness that, in reality, a large number of students don’t even really care about. At the same time, though, others look at this typo and react with shocked feelings of disappointment. Mistakes happen, and that’s understandable. But it’s important that mistakes such as these don’t go ignored so they can be prevented in the future and so Marquette can continue to be the upstanding institution that it is. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Showdown promises to be memorable Golden Eagles take on Huskies Saturday night By Matt Trebby email@example.com
For the first time in Marquette soccer history, men or women, Valley Fields will host a match between two top 10 teams in the country when coach Louis Bennett’s No. 8 Marquette team hosts No. 2 Connecticut on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles head into the match 10-0-0, including 2-0-0 in Big East play, while the Huskies come to Milwaukee 10-0-1, 3-0-0 in conference and are coming off victories against then-No. 8 Notre Dame last Saturday and at No. 3 Georgetown Wednesday. “UConn is one of the best teams in the country because of their culture, style and legacy,” Bennett said. “Any time you bring in one of those teams to Valley Fields, you have to be proud of where you are and where you’re going.” “It definitely makes all the work you put in worth it,” junior midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka
said. “When you get recruited by Louis and those guys, they had this vision for a while, and to see all the pieces coming together is pretty cool.” In program history, the Golden Eagles only have one win against top 5 team, which came back in 2000 when they beat then-No. 3 Creighton on the road. The only other result against a top 3 team the program has ever had was a draw against Connecticut in 2010. Senior Ryan Robb scored the goal that rainy night for Marquette. Connecticut is one of college soccer’s perennial powerhouses, consistently ranked in the top 10 under coach Ray Reid, who is in his 23rd season as the Huskies’ head coach. The Huskies have had many former players go on to play professionally and have two players from last season’s team who were first round picks in the MLS Superdraft. This season’s team is no different and is led by senior Carlos Alvarez, ranked as the country’s fourth best collegiate player by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Alvarez leads the Huskies in points this season with 16, coming from five goals and six assists. Goalkeeper Andre Blake comes
It definitely makes all the work you put in worth it.When you get recruited by Louis and those guys, they had this vision for a while...” Bryan Ciesiulka, junior midfielder
in at No. 18 on that same list, and forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf, the scorer of seven goals already this season, is at No. 38. “Any UConn team is a good unit,” Robb said. “They work hard, and they have individuals like Alvarez, who a lot of the lads have played against, so you know the quality he has. The strikers they have are some big units who have some good pace and if you give them a chance they’ll take it.” “It’s not death by possession,” Bennett said. “They have the ability to keep the ball, move the ball, and then you add in that little piece of individual brilliance that many of their players can throw into the mix ‑ you’ve got a pretty explosive team.” In last season’s match in Storrs, Conn., Marquette could have clinched the Big East’s Blue Division with a win but was dealt an impressive performance by Connecticut and lost 3-0. While the Golden Eagles would go on to win the division in their next game with a win against Pittsburgh at Valley Fields, Ciesiulka and the rest of the team still remember that defeat well heading into Saturday’s huge match. “I think a lot of guys have a bad taste in their mouth from that game,” Ciesiulka said. “We came out and did not play well and did not play the way we were designed to play. We came out a little scared. We just didn’t show up. It’s definitely sitting in the back of our minds ‑ they beat us pretty good last year.”
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Junior midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka has seen the men’s soccer program transition into a national contender in just three seasons.
Nelson balancing hectic life Bennett’s team has Former MU runner come full circle
Having a baby is way harder than a marathon. If you know what the last four miles of a marthon feel like, imagine that for four hours.”
to train for a marathon. Prior to working out for the Indianapolis Marathon, her longest run was 16 miles at Marquette. Mileage increased as she got help from Mike though phone conversations and workout assignments. The relationship blossomed and she went on to win her first marathon in October 2008 with a time of 3:06.00. Competitively, Nelson continued to run half-marathons and the Chicago Marathon in 2010. Her running career has now taken a back-seat to motherhood, as her schedule changed since baby Brooke arrived. “Having a baby is way harder than a marathon,” Nelson said. “If you know what the last four miles of a marathon feels like, imagine that for four hours. That’s kind of what it was like.” Nelson will be running the Detroit Half-Marathon on Oct. 21, but her ultimate goal is to be back in top shape and run the Detroit Marathon in 2013 alongside her husband. Nelson wakes up at 1 and 4 a.m. to feed Brooke, which lasts about a half hour. At 5:30 a.m., she prepares the baby’s bottles for day care and her husband’s lunch. The family leaves around 6 a.m. from home and arrives at Marquette around 6:30. Six bags for school are dragged into the office as Cassie gets ready in her running clothes to take the baby to day care. She found a window of
Cassie Nelson, wife of cross-country coach Mike Nelson
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working on Ph.D., raising a family By Christopher Chavez firstname.lastname@example.org
She’s won a marathon and she’s been disqualified from a marathon. Now she’s a mother getting back into the groove of running again. A Google search of Cassie Peller will bring up multiple articles about her violation at the 2009 Lakefront Marathon, where she took a drink of water from a friend’s water bottle around the 19-mile mark. She won the race with a time of 3:02.90 but was stripped of her title for violating rules of taking assistance not from an aid station. Three years later, Peller is now Cassie Nelson and happily married to cross-country coach Mike Nelson. The couple welcomed their first baby, Brooke, in July. Cassie Nelson ran at Marquette and traveled with the team to the National Cross-Country Championship during her freshman and sophomore years. Her legacy at Marquette remains strong, as her name still
stands as the freshman record holder in the 1,500-meter race and the indoor mile. She was also a part of every record-setting distance relay with the Golden Eagles as the lead-off leg. She graduated from Marquette, receiving her Bachelor of Science in physiology in 2008, and went on to receive her master’s degree in cellular and integrated physiology from Indiana in 2009. Her ultimate goal is to become a professor, which is why she is back at Marquette working on her Ph.D. The summer after a studentathlete graduates is believed to be an interesting time in her or his life, as summer training becomes devalued and there is no competitive plan moving forward. Coach Nelson experienced this himself after his running days at Truman State. “It’s almost like a midlife crisis because your identity just totally got changed,” Mike Nelson said. “Now you’re just a normal person and not a student-athlete anymore.” Cassie Nelson missed the competitiveness of running so much that she served as a volunteer coach at IUPUI and ran with the men’s and women’s teams to stay in shape. With not much else to do, Nelson decided
Matt Trebby When the No. 2 Connecticut Huskies take on the No. 8 Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday night at Valley Fields, fans in attendance will see everything come full circle for coach Louis Bennett’s program. As much as a win would make the occasion all the more special, the match itself should be seen as a celebration for how far the program has come. Many times people wondered what former athletic director Steve Cottingham was doing by sticking by Bennett, whose team won at total of 10 games in his first four seasons. While the win total increased by one every year after the team only won a single game in Bennett’s first season, there were plenty of people who didn’t see enough progress. Last season, coming off of a seven-win campaign in the fall of 2010, the team started off slowly. While injuries plagued the team, its performances were simply not good enough. After taking what
appeared to be a step forward, the 2011 Golden Eagles looked they were on their way to yet another low win total. I even had a few people ask me how much longer Bennett had to turn things around Well, he didn’t need much time at all. I’m in my second season of broadcasting the team for Marquette Radio and in my first on the beat for the Tribune. Through all of the talks I have had with Bennett, there hasn’t been a time when he has had any doubt about what he was trying to accomplish with this program. He has a vision for how he wants his team to play, and last season, after those initial struggles, the vision began to become a reality. Once some of their key players became healthy in 2011, the Golden Eagles truly began to soar. They flew all the way to the summit of the Big East, which meant a Blue Division championship. I remember going to a game my freshman year against Buffalo that Marquette lost 4-0. The Golden Eagles had 19 shots and 19 corner kicks, in comparison to the 12 and one, respectively, for the visitors. While there was potential for See Trebby, page 19
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Tribune 17 TRIBUNE Player of the Week
Redshirt Senior Right Side
Women’s Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Connecticut - 7:05 p.m.
5 Women’s Soccer at Providence - 2 p.m.
Women’s Tennis at Spartan Invitational - all day
Women’s Volleyball vs. USF - 2 p.m.
Women’s Soccer at Connecticut - 12 p.m.
Golf at John Dallio Memorial - all day
Men’s Soccer vs. Northern Illinois - 7:05 p.m.
the facts: Mertens had a career-high 20 kills and missed a double-double by one block after recording nine blocks in Marquette’s five-set win over Notre Dame Saturday. Mertens then hit .667 against DePaul in a three-set sweep Sunday. She was named the Big East Player of the Week on Monday and was also named to Collegiate Volleyball Update’s weekly honor roll on Tuesday.
Tough weekend space for improvement Golden Eagles travel to Michigan State for Spartan Invitational By Kyle Doubrava email@example.com
Last weekend’s tournament in Florida didn’t go exactly as the Marquette women’s tennis team anticipated, and the team won’t have too much time to correct every area of improvement before another tournament this weekend. After a so-so outing at the Knights Invitational in Orlando, Fla., the Golden Eagles needed to hit the drawing board rather quickly for its third tournament of the fall in East Lansing, Mich., which starts Friday. Coach Jody Bronson is taking the week to improve the team’s doubles play since the Golden Eagles could put together just four wins out of 11 doubles matches. “We just feel like we really need to focus on getting them to understand how to play the points and where they should be hitting their shots,” Bronson said. “We just don’t feel like there’s a good enough
NBA Media Day took place around the country Tuesday, and questions about Dwight Howard leaving Orlando had to be expected for current Magic players. Howard’s saga in Orlando included telling the team that he would only accept a trade to the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and refusing to entertain any ideas of a contract extension with the Magic. He was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on Aug. 10 in a 12-player deal that also involved Denver and Philadelphia.
understanding yet, so we really want to focus on that.” Sophomore Ana Pimienta sees a lot of potential in doubles, but they will require patience and plenty of practice to get all the gears turning. “We just have to polish all those little things that’ll make us succeed over the season,” she said. “This week we definitely have to work on what we missed.” Other notable teams participating in the Spartan Invitational are Purdue, Wisconsin, Xavier, Dayton, Akron and Ball State, among others. Bronson said the team’s strategy doesn’t vary much from tournament to tournament and it will approach each team the same this weekend. “I think we try to take the same mentality for each one, whether you’re playing against really strong teams or whether you’re playing against teams that aren’t as strong,” Bronson said. “You still want them to be aggressive and dictate the match. Sometimes it’s easier to do that against stronger players than weaker players.” However, that doesn’t mean these matches should be dismissed as simply practice. Bronson will take the
Howard has averaged 18.4 points per game and 13 rebounds per game in his eight-year career, which has included six All-Star games, but apparently what one of his Magic teammates will miss the most is his ability to fart. Yep, according to center Glen Davis, Howard is “a great farter. He can fart. He can fart loud – the loudest farts. Silent farts.” Orlando shouldn’t have to worry, however. I’m sure Davis can flatulate with the best of ‘em. firstname.lastname@example.org
opportunity this weekend to see which players can handle tougher opponents, and she will take that into consideration once spring play starts. Junior Rocio Diaz sees fall tournaments as a solid developmental opportunity individually. One aspect of her game that she would like to improve before this weekend is her aggressiveness. “In Florida, I noticed I should have been more aggressive and going more to the net,” Diaz said. “I didn’t do it in the first match, (but) I did in the second match and finally I found that rhythm during the third match. So I really want to keep on that track and keep attacking the net. “During the fall, you’re focused more on developing your game and trying to do things you really need to do to succeed in when it’s the season.” Pimienta hopes she can improve on concentration during matches in the Spartan Invitational, playing well-rounded matches until the last point. “Since the first point to end of the match, everything’s a mental exercise,” Pimienta said. “It’ll help us succeed. Not only me, but as a team. If I think if I personally work on that it’ll help me overall.”
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Junior Ana Pimienta sees a lot of potential in the doubles pairings but knows the team needs to practice more to become consistent.
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Rodecap encouraged by successful weekend Coach saw trio play physical and wants them to maintain it By Trey Killian firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marquette men’s tennis team split up last weekend to compete in both the Ball State Fall Invitational and ITA AllAmerican in Tulsa, Okla. The pair of tournaments were a chance for players to improve individually rather than compete as a team, and coach Steve Rodecap said he took plenty of good and bad from the players’ performances. Rodecap traveled with the squad that played at Ball State, which included sophomore Cameron Tehrani, freshman Javier Varela Hernani and sophomore James Stark. Rodecap was pleased with the trio’s performances, as each player advanced at least one round in singles, and with the
reports he received from Tulsa’s showings. “With my group, I saw several guys make some progress in singles, and now it’s just a matter of maintaining it,” Rodecap said. “I saw (Tehrani) do a much better job of being physical the way that we expect him to be and need him to be, so it was nice to see (him) kind of turn the corner a little bit.” Moving forward from a busy weekend, the Golden Eagles’ focus will be improving their consistency, which Rodecap stressed goes beyond playing well when they’re feeling well. “The thing that now we are trying to push on these guys is that you have to be a certain level every day regardless of whether you’re feeling your forehand that day or feeling your serve that day,” Rodecap said. “There’s an expectation of the level you should compete at regardless of how things feel on the court from day to day.” Sophomore Vukasin Teofanovic had the best showing in
Tulsa, advancing to the third round of the prequalifying singles bracket before falling in a heartbreaking 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 loss to Utah’s Alejandro Medinilla. “I had opportunities,” he said. “I was up 5-3 in the second set, but I couldn’t close it out. It’s really hard to stay mentally focused after the missed opportunities and to stay in the match.” Teofanovic echoed his coach, saying that the team, himself included, needs to pick up its consistency and work out the kinks in the fall. “I think some of the guys are struggling to be consistent, it being so early on in the year,” Teofanovic said. “Some of the guys can be consistent maybe
for a match or even a full day, but once the next day comes, they don’t keep their level of play at the same level.” Rodecap said Marquette particularly still needs a lot of work with its doubles play but that the time to configure pairings will come. Now he is focused more on working with each
athlete individually. “I still see some individual weaknesses from everyone, and a lot of them are the same,” Rodecap said. “They keep coming back to haunt us when we get it in live situations. We’ve kind of looked at teams a little bit, but that’s not necessarily how we’re going to be better in January.” As far as how to go about that, Rodecap plans to use a tried-and-true personal method. “My personal philosophy is that you work from the bottom up, as you want to make your worst day better and not always try to duplicate your best days,” Rodecap said. “That’s what we’re working on with these guys – being better on days that they don’t feel necessarily at their best.”
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opportunity to get a run in between dropping the baby off and office hours for class. After class, she spends time doing research and then picks up Brooke from day care to go home for dinner and prepare to do it all again the next day. Baby Brooke is quite popular among the cross-country team. Mike Nelson has noticed that the men and the women have different approaches to her. “The women want to hold her and babysit her and love
seeing her,” he said. “The men are thinking ‘Hmm ... this is interesting. This could happen to me later in life. I don’t know about this.’ They like her and think she’s cute.” Marquette cross-country has found its new mascot and she will be on the sidelines cheering for the Golden Eagles and her mother as Cassie Nelson makes her return to competitive running.
success, it was clear that team was meant for frustration that day, and likely for that season. Ask anyone who saw this team play four or five years ago. No offense to those players, but compared to the 2012 Golden Eagles, that team was a polar opposite. Bennett credits players like Scott Miller, Matt Pyzdrowski and Matt Stummer, who were part of those teams of the past, for helping to keep the team going and to plant the early seeds of the way he wanted to play.
Now the whole team is quality and is buying into Bennett’s philosophy. While they’ve had to scrape a few of their 10 victories together this season, there are moments of skill and technical ability from the the players that you never thought you’d see four or five years ago. As big of a match as it is on Saturday night, regardless of the result, it is going to be a night to appreciate and recognize how far the program has come. Every former player and
coach should be proud of where the team is now, and the current squad should think back to everything they’ve done for the program to help make it what it is today. While a win would be ideal, the fact that Marquette is going to play in a match of two top 10 teams under Bennett is amazing. If you can, get down to Valley Fields on Saturday night. Win, lose, or draw, you will not regret it. email@example.com
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Engel coming into her own just six starts in Freshman missed time during fall practice due to injury By Michael LoCicero firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Engel is doing what few on the Marquette women’s soccer team get a chance to do: start as a true freshman. Despite a rocky start to her career even before she arrived in Milwaukee, she doesn’t look like she’ll be giving that chance back any time soon. Engel, from Centennial, Colo., was about 20 minutes away from the movie theater in nearby Aurora, Colo., on July 20 when James Eagan Holmes killed 12 and injured 58 during a mass shooting at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” “I actually had no idea what happened until the next day when my mom came and woke me up to tell me,” Engel said. “Everyone was just really surprised and nobody would ever expect it.” Engel didn’t have any friends or relatives at the theater, which she is
thankful for. “It was one of those times where people come together and they help out any way they can and do whatever is possible to help out the families of the victims and the movie theater,” Engel said. “It was tragic.” Engel left Colorado for Milwaukee just a week and a half later but said it wasn’t too difficult for her to leave, not having an emotional connection to the shooting. When she finally did arrive, a concussion during the first week of practice sidelined her for a few weeks and she was unable to make her collegiate debut until Sept. 7 against North Carolina. “I think it was a little difficult for her to start out in the preseason with the setback she had, and that’s such an important window to adjust and get into the flow of things,” coach Markus Roeders said. Just two games later, Engel was starting the Golden Eagles’ Big East conference opener and recorded two saves in a 5-1 win. She hasn’t allowed a goal since. In eight games, including five starts, Engel has allowed five goals, but four came against North Carolina and Duke. She is 6-0-0 since taking the starting spot from sophomore Sofie Schunk.
“While Amanda was trying to enter, you’re competing against someone who was already here, and Sofie (Schunk) was doing fine,” Roeders said. “We have two really good goalkeepers here who can do the job, and each one does some things really well.” Roeders gave some of the credit for Engel’s success to a strong defense. Junior Katie Hishmeh and senior Ally Miller have played together for three years and are in year two of playing with senior Megan Jaskowiak. That continuity, Hishmeh said, can’t be overlooked. “Amanda is doing a great job, and I think it helps that she’s confident back there directing us, and she brings a lot to the field,” Hishmeh said. “She has been making some great saves and has really helped us a lot.” No matter who is in the net this year and in years to come, there will be an inevitable comparison between Engel and Natalie Kulla, which Roeders says is a bit unfair. “There are some similarities on the technical side between Natalie and Amanda,” Roeders said. “Down the road, Amanda can have a great path, and it might be similar to Natalie’s accomplishments.”
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Junior defender Katie Hishmeh believes freshman goalkeeper Amanda Engel has done a great job directing the team’s powerful backline.
Stier says team treats all opponents equally Panthers, Bulls look to spoil MU’s goal of defending the Al By Patrick Leary email@example.com
The Marquette women’s volleyball team is off to a strong Big East start. The team boasts a 3-0 conference record (12-3 overall) with victories over Syracuse at home and DePaul and Notre Dame on the road. The conference challenges will continue this weekend when Pittsburgh and South Florida come to the Al McGuire Center to face the Golden Eagles. Even though Pitt and USF traditionally don’t make huge
splashes in volleyball, junior defensive specialist Rachel Stier said Marquette will treat them like juggernauts in practice this week. “We’re preparing for Pitt and USF like any other team,” Stier said. “We prepare for everyone the same. Any team you play can beat you. It doesn’t matter who it is. We’re taking them just as hard as we would take Louisville and Cincinnati.” Coach Bond Shymansky is just as wary as Stier. He knows the importance of every game for Marquette’s chances of winning the Big East. Shymansky provided a scouting report for each team, starting with Pitt. “Pittsburgh just went (three) sets with Louisville, so they’ve got some good things going,” Shymansky said. “They have
some pretty athletic players on their team. We’ve been fortunate the last couple of years to play well against them. I’m glad we’re playing them at home.” Shymansky also referred to recent impressive results when breaking down USF. “South Florida just beat Cincinnati in five sets, 21-19 in the fifth,” Shymansky said. “South Florida’s a team with a new coach, they’re finding a different groove, and they’re doing some things that are going to be a tough team for us to battle with.” However, the importance of the two weekend matches comes from the need for the Golden Eagles to win in their home gym. “We need to defend home court,” Shymansky said. “We need to take advantage of the atmosphere and the environment
we have and really make this a tough place for teams to come in and play.” Stier agreed, citing the continued increase in confidence that would come from more home wins. “Two home wins would give us more confidence as we go further through the Big East,” Stier said. “It’s always good to defend our home court and do it for the fans here.” Junior captain and libero Julie Jeziorowski said the team needs to win this weekend to continue its hot start in conference play. “It’s important for us to get off to a good Big East start, because if we put ourselves in a good spot for the Big East now, we’ll be good later on in the season,” Jeziorowski said. Speaking of starts, Marquette
had a few bad ones against Notre Dame and DePaul this past weekend. Stier said starting well against Pitt and USF will help significantly. “We can come out strong in the first game,” Stier said. “I know we lost the first game at Notre Dame, and that was kind of a doozie. We come out and win the first game and win in three hopefully.” Ultimately, Shymansky views this weekend as a chance to inch closer to a Big East regular season title. “These matches become more and more important as we try to do a better job of separating from the rest of the league,” Shymansky said. “If we’re really about winning the Big East regular season championship first, then it means every match. That has to be the mentality.”
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