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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Economic empiricism emphasized in lecture Former G.W. Bush advisor John List gives annual presentation By Claudia Brokish

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John List, economics chair at the University of Chicago, gave a speech on experimental economics Tuesday night in the Weasler Auditorium.

Economics is more than complicated charts; it can be used to solve problems. This was the focus of the 2012 Marburg Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, sponsored by Marquette’s department of economics and the Center for Global and Economic Studies, which featured John List as its main speaker. List is a Wisconsin native and advised President George W. Bush for environmental and resource economics as a member of the president’s council of economic advisors. He is currently the chairman of the department of economics at the University of Chicago. List’s lecture, “Life as a Laboratory: Using Field Experiments in Economics,” overviewed many potential benefits of economic experimentation, which he said is possible, although these experiments are not without flaws. He discussed how economic principles can be used to solve problems like the racial achievement gap, gender bias and discrimination. See Marburg Lecture, page 7

Women see historic Mental health stories shared speakers electoral successes Three address common Existence of a ‘war on women’ still debated following Nov. 6 gains By Alexandra Whittaker

The “war on women” made national headlines as a catchphrase in the presidential campaign with increased concern over equal pay and birth control. After the election, a record onefifth of the Senate is now composed of women. Some are saying the “war” has been won, while others, including Marquette professor of political science Janet Boles, are not sure what the “war on

women” actually entails. “I am not sure what the explicit definition of a ‘war on women’ would be,” Boles said. “Even so, there has been a war on (poverty), a war on cancer, a war on drugs, and a war on terrorism, which were all intended as targets of bad things, so framing this situation as a ‘war on women’ was a good political strategy.” In Wisconsin, Tammy Baldwin has been called by the organization Stop the War on Women as a victor in the “war,” but Boles is skeptical of this conclusion. “Tammy Baldwin didn’t run as a woman,” Boles said. “I don’t think that Tammy Baldwin won because of women or because

By Seamus Doyle

Jason Marti, a state-certified peer specialist and a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, remembers when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder at age 17. “I had just gone to Manhattan to audition for school for theater,” Marti said. “Within a day or two, my pretty average life went from my dreams becoming reality to my mind beginning to break down. When I was diagnosed, it was like a death sentence.”

See Women, page 9


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See Mental Health, page 7

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David Baker discussed the impact and development of antipsychotics.







The scaffolding is gone, but renovations continue. PAGE 3

There’s more to video games than swords and explosions. PAGE 14

The men’s basketball recruiting class signals a bright future. PAGE 16


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Thursday, November 15, 2012

News in Brief MU car accident update Nicole Gibson, a sophomore in the College of Engineering, and Honnalee Go, a sophomore in the College of Engineering, remain in the hospital after being struck by a car Monday morning according to a Tuesday email from Chris Miller, vice president of student affairs. Miller said in the email that both students are at Froedtert Hospital recovering from series injuries. Gibson is stable and healing, while Go is expected to be released from the hospital later this week. The parents of the girls released a statement saying, “The past 24 hours have been extremely challenging for all of us, but we are grateful for the prayers and support from the Marquette extended family. We are still very early in the healing process, but we know that our daughters are receiving the best medical care possible.”

Obama remarks on Petraeus affair President Obama made his first public remarks about the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus and Gen. John Allen at his first news conference since being re-elected yesterday. He said Petraeus resigned because his conduct “did not meet the standards he felt were necessary as the director of the CIA.” He went on to say he had “no evidence at this point” that Petraeus’s affair caused any classified information to be disclosed that could compromise national security. “I’m going to wait and see ... how this whole process unfolds,” he said. The president also discussed issues such as the Benghazi attack, the Syrian opposition movement, the fiscal cliff and climate change.

Man sells forehead as ad space

After being paid to tattoo Mitt Romney’s campaign logo on his face, Eric Hartsburg has put the middle space on his forehead up for auction, according to the Los Angeles Times. Hartsburg auctioned on EBay

an offer to tattoo anything on his face. He was paid $15,000 for the tattoo of the Republican nominee’s logo. Hartsburg, a Romney supporter, said getting the tattoo was a decision he made and does not regret. “Of course I am disappointed about the election results,” he said to the Los Angeles Times. “I wanted Romney to win, obviously, but I am proud of the voters and the record turnout in certain places. And most of all, I am proud of the effort that I made.”

Pepsi markets fatblocking soda Pepsi Japan released a new line of soda on Tuesday that reportedly blocks the body’s absorption of fat. The beverage, called Pepsi Special, is infused with a synthetic dietary fiber, indigestible dextrin, which has been successfully tested on rats. The Japanese Ministry of Health has backed the drink, giving it the “Food for Specified Health Uses” label awarded to products showing an “absence of any safety issues” and “use of nutritionally approved ingredients,” among other things. Pepsi Special is currently being marketed primarily for young Japanese men and is being distributed in the country through the soft drink maker’s partnership with the beverage company Suntory Holdings Limited. Pepsi Special will likely not hit the U.S. market due to the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations against nutrient-fortified soda and candy.

Secession petitions growing Residents of all 50 states have filed online petitions asking for the secession of their respective states from the federal government. Should an item on the White House’s “We the People” petitioning service receive more than 25,000 signatures, the website says the administration will review it and write a response. So far, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

DPS Reports

The page one story entitled “MPD protesters call for resignation of Chief Flynn” in the Tuesday, Nov. 13 Tribune incorrectly spelled Williams’ first name. It is spelled “Derek,” not “Derrick.” The Tribune regrets the error.

Nov. 11 At 10:57 p.m. a student reported that unknown person(s) removed her unsecured, unattended property estimated at $300 from a business in the 1600 block of W. Wells St.

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Nov. 12 At 6:06 p.m. a person not affiliated with Marquette acted in a disorderly manner toward a student in the 800 block of N. 16th St. The subject was located by DPS outside the Alumni Memorial Union and taken into custody by MPD.

Nov. 13 At 4:28 p.m. a student reported being harassed by another student. Nov. 14 At 12:36 a.m. three students were in possession of a controlled substance in the 800 block of N. 14th St. MPD took one of the students into custody. Alcohol was also found in the students’ rooms in McCormick and Schroeder Halls.


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In an April 28, 2011, file photo, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John Allen speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

have all passed that threshold. With the exception of Florida, all of these states voted for Mitt Romney during this year’s presidential election. Politicians from both parties have dismissed the petitions. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), whose state’s petition for secession was the largest, with more than 100,000 signatures, released a statement saying he “believes in the greatness of our union, and nothing should be done to change it.” Residents of Texas’ capital city, Austin, have filed a counter-petition to secede from the state and remain in the Union should secession become a reality.

BMO Harris makes MU donation BMO Harris Bank has donated $600,000 to Marquette and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee in an effort to increase college

opportunities for underprivileged youth. Half of the donation will go directly to the Boys & Girls Club’s Graduation Plus program, which helps high school students with the college application process through measures such as ACT test preparation and school tours. The other half will go to pay for scholarships for Graduation Plus members who go on to attend Marquette. There are currently eight of these members. In a Nov. 13 news brief announcing the partnership, University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz said the donation would help Marquette fulfill its mission of helping the underprivileged. “Thanks to the support of BMO Harris, Marquette can continue to make a difference in the lives of young men and women from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee,” Pilarz said. “This work is at the heart of our mission, and we’re proud of the impact our students go on to have in our world.”

Events Calendar November 2012

Saturday 17

S M T W T F S 1 2 3 One Man Star Wars Trilogy, Vogel Hall 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 at Marcus Center for the Performing 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Arts, 4 and 8 p.m. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 South End Blues Band Live, Playoffs Pub, 9 p.m.

Thursday 15 Twilight Movie Marathon: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn, Part 1, IPic Entertainment, 11:30 a.m. It’s a Wonderful Life Live Radio Show, Next Act Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Friday 16 MAM After Dark: Girls Night Out, Milwaukee Art Museum, 5 p.m. Seasonal Beer Sampling Class, Whole Foods Market, 6 p.m. Free Wine Tasting, Vino 100 Milwaukee, 7 p.m.

Build, Carte Blanche Studios, 10 p.m.

Sunday 18 Wisconsin Conservatory of Music: Performathon and Open House, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, 1 p.m. “The Women of Lockerbie,” Helfaer Theatre, 2:30 p.m.

Monday 19 Living Our Faith(s): Service Learning in a Spiritual Context, Calvary Presbyterian Church, 4:30 p.m.

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Gesu renovations continuing into winter months $1.5 million already spent on necessary outer, inner fix ups By Seamus Doyle

Despite the fact that the scaffolding on the Church of the Gesu has mostly been taken down, the nearly 120-yearold church remains in the middle of a three-to-five year renovation project. According to John O’Brien, the parish staff member in charge of coordinating the renovations, safety has been one of the driving factors behind the renovations. “About two years ago we started to inspect the structure,” O’Brien said. “One of the things the inspectors looked at was imminent failure risk, and they saw some things that we needed to address right away.” The imminent failure risk addresses safety problems in buildings that could cause immediate harm, such as falling concrete and terracotta or unstable roofs. Last year, the “aisle roof,” or flat roof on the eastern side of the church, was renovated, and the path between Johnston Hall and Gesu was closed. Work was recently wrapped up on the western steeple, where terracotta was fixed, stone was re-finished and the cross on the steeple was replaced. The clock on the western steeple is still being renovated. All told, almost $1.5 million has been spent on renovations thus far, and the total

cost of the project is estimated between $5 million and $7 million. The renovations should last the church between 20 and 80 years, O’Brien said. The money has been pulled from Gesu’s financial reserves, and a capital campaign is in the planning stages to help pay for the structure’s upkeep and continued renovation. In the next year, the front of the church, the east steeple and the nave level (the side of the church) are all in the plans for restoration. “You may see scaffolding around Gesu in the next few years,” O’Brien said. Besides the outside of the church, parts of the church’s inside also need to be renovated. Though church attendance has not suffered during the outdoor renovations, O’Brien said he believes it may be a challenge to keep church attendance up during indoor renovations. Mass is celebrated four times a day on weekdays and five times on Sundays. If indoor construction threatens the safety of parishioners, Mass would be celebrated in the lower church, O’Brien said. Despite the costs and inconvenience, O’Brien said the renovations are vital to the life of the church. “This work is absolutely fundamental to Gesu parish life,” he said. “Particularly at Gesu, we need to maintain the spirituality of the space, which is precious and transcends people. It’s one of the reasons people come here. I never go into the church and not feel the presence of God.”

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The Church of the Gesu remains in the middle of several renovations addressing “imminent failure risks.”

Marijuana advocates see hope MUSG ice rink for the herb following election unlikely for campus Green Health student group seeks renewed discussion of pot laws By Monique Collins

The legalization of the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado and Washington last week has raised questions about the drug’s future in other areas, including Wisconsin and at Marquette. While recreational and medical uses of marijuana are now legal in Colorado and Washington, the plant remains illegal under federal law. Over the past 12 years, 18 other states states have also legalized the medical use of marijuana or decriminalized its recreational use, meaning that those caught using marijuana would not face jail time. A recent Gallup Poll indicated that a record-high 50 percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana use. The poll showed that liberals and individuals 18 to 29 years old were among the biggest supporters, while those 65 years old and older were most opposed. This support has increased by 47 percent since 1969, despite marijuana’s being categorized as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substance Act, meaning it has no accepted medical use. Eric Marsch, communications director for Southeast Wisconsin’s National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

chapter said the legalization of recreational marijuana on only a state-level poses problems for growers and distributors. “Since the legally operating stores will be publicly known, (the stores) are essentially sitting ducks for federal charges,” Marsch said. Marsch said, however, that the passing of Amendment 64 in Colorado and Initiative 502 in Washington has revitalized the organization’s efforts. “The historic success in Washington and Colorado have energized our movement and proven that these efforts are not futile,” he said. “I think just the simple fact that the initatives passed will cause many people to finally give serious consideration to the idea of legalization.” Green Health, Marquette’s marijuana advocacy group, focuses on the benefits of medical marijuana and works with lobbying groups such as Wisconsin’s NORML. Anthony Lanz, a senior in the college of Arts & Sciences and the founder of Green Health, said the legalization of recreational marijuana has helped break some of the stereotypes associated with it. “Legalization of marijuana in both Colorado and Washington shows that there is a large constituency that believes that prohibition doesn’t work and that our laws towards drugs must be revised,” he said. Lanz said economists have claimed that the legalization in Colorado and Washington will bring in between $5 million and $22 million in revenue. He said

the legalization will change the legal sector because it will not have to deal with marijuana-related issues as much. Lanz said the issue of negative stigmas, however, still remains. “People view users of marijuana as lazy, slow, childish and not giving back to society,” he said. Lanz said the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana will push public debate about legalizing it in other states and show the federal government that Americans see this as a serious and pressing issue. “We are talking about the number one cash crop in the U.S., and it is not being regulated nor taxed,” Lanz said. He said ignoring the issue of marijuana is not helping the nation’s youth. “Research has shown that children have said that it is easier for them to get cannabis than cigarettes or alcohol,” he said. “I don’t think that this reflects poorly on cannabis, but it shows that the prohibition is not stopping the use of the plant but letting it go unregulated and allowing children to use it without direction.” While states and organizations are making strides to legalizing the medical and recreational use of marijuana, the drug’s future remains to be seen, but Lanz said the progress made in Colorado and Washington will benefit efforts. “By legalizing it in certain states, the discussion of it as a benefit to American society begins,” he said. “It can help facilitate research on the plant and its benefits to humans.”

Discussion from last year not moving forward this winter By Ben Greene

Last fall, Marquette Student Government voted to recommend that the university explore the possibility of installing an ice rink on campus. After researching the cost of the project, the availability of space on campus and the work required to build a structure to house the rink, administrators chose to hold off on construction, though conversations about getting an outdoor ice rink are starting up again in MUSG. Executive Vice President Bill Neidhardt, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, took charge of MUSG’s side of the project during his time as a senator last year. He said a Marquette ice rink would likely be contained within a semi-permanent structure in the open field behind Abbottsford Hall, similar to one built by Northwestern University in 2011. “There’s a vendor in Beloit … who makes ice rink kits, and he provided the kit for the ice rink that is used at Northwestern, which is a really successful ice rink,” Neidhardt said. “It’s basically just a big sheet of plastic with boards around it, and you fill it with a hose.” John Sweeney, the director

of Marquette’s Department of Recreational Sports, estimated the total cost of excavation, construction and materials as more than $20,000, with MUSG likely contributing a portion of the funds. The figure included costs for fencing and lighting around the rink, Sweeney said. Neidhardt said the financial issue is actually one of the lesser problems facing the project, with the main issue being space availability. “What I was originally trying to do with building an ice rink was to expand student recreational space,” Neihardt said. “And what I ended up doing was trying to treat a symptom instead of going to the root of the problem.” Although he said he still wants to see a rink on campus, Neidhardt said the project should be put on the back burner for now and that Marquette should instead formulate “a plan of how to establish, maintain, and organize recreational space for an increasingly growing and active campus.” Despite the lack of funds and open space on campus, Mike Whittow, an assistant to the vice president for administration, said there is still a chance an ice rink could be built in the future. “It’s not totally out of the question that an ice rink could be on campus someday,” Whittow said. “But a funding source would need to be secured, and work to get a site ready would have to begin in the summer for the following winter.”


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Study claims smarter people hit the bottle harder Link between alcohol use and intelligence not without doubters By Elise Angelopulos

Newly released research based on a longitudinal study done in the United Kingdom suggests that smarter people are more likely to drink more alcohol, more often – though it doesn’t have local experts convinced. According to the study, conducted by National Child Development Study in the U.K. and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in the U.S., intelligence increases with drinking more frequently and in larger quantities. The study evaluated British and Americans among the 20-, 30- and 40-year-old age brackets in categorizing individuals as “very bright” or “very dull” upon completing basic intelligence testing. Those results were then linked to the actual alcohol percentage the “very bright” and “very dull” people were consuming. The findings concluded that very bright, or smarter individuals, consume nearly eighttenths of a standard deviation, or 80 percent, more alcohol than their very dull peers. Researchers are unsure of the findings in determining why smarter individuals would drink more but claim variables such as marital status, earnings, social class and education may have been influential factors. Edward Blumenthal, an associate professor in the department of biological sciences, questions the accuracy in calling the findings a “study,” as such a title requires peer review in which there is evaluation by

other scientists before being published. In these findings, the author wrote and edited blog posts which did not undergo this review and, therefore cannot necessarily be trusted, he said. Blumenthal added that findings like these linking human intelligence to such factors have been quite controversial in the scientific world. “What do we even mean by intelligence?” Blumenthal said. “There are many types of intelligence, and standard measures, such as the IQ test or even performance in school, are quite limited in what they actually measure. So one should be extremely cautious about any broad statements on human intelligence.” Julia DeBella, a junior in the College of Business Administration, said the study seems to hold some truth when considering that college students across the country are often notorious drinkers. “When you have a horrible week, (consuming alcohol) seems like the only way to relax and unwind by Thursday,” DeBella said. “We need to get our minds off of school and work.” Blumenthal noted that it is important to understand the base of this study and not to construe any potential positives alcohol has. “I would seriously doubt that alcohol or any other recreational drug could have positive impacts on intelligence,” Blumenthal said. Blumenthal concluded that it is always important to assess studies via online reports. “Even plenty of peer-reviewed studies have turned out to be false, but at least with a peerreviewed result you start out knowing that someone else out there has looked at this study and signed off on it,” Blumenthal said. “There are lots of wonderful things about the Internet, but there’s also a lot of pseudoscientific nonsense out there.”

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A new study found that UK subjects categorized as ‘very bright’ drank more than their ‘dull’ counterparts.

Slight changes to DPS policy New emergency procedure updates only adjust wording By Nick Biggi

Every year, the Department of Public Safety reviews Marquette’s Emergency Procedures Guide. This year, the university made a few small changes. Changes are made to the guide in conjunction with revisions to university policy. “We look at it yearly to see if there is anything we need to update,” DPS Cpt. Russell Shaw said. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that changes will be made, but it is something that we are always cognizant of. If in fact anything nationally comes out that could make the procedure better, we will always be looking at that.” The Emergency Procedures Guide covers a large variety of possible happenings on campus, including procedures for severe weather conditions, active shooters, damage to a buildings, a gas leaks, fires and utility failures. “It is for all emergency-type procedures,” Shaw said. “Most of the procedures have been in place; it was just a matter of certain verbiage we might have

changed to make it a little bit easier for reading purposes.” Once of the main reasons Marquette makes revisions is to stay in line with national protocol. For example, the university updated the Event and Emergency Management Plan last summer to align better with the National Incident Management System. “Many of the changes in the Emergency Procedures Guide were to make sure the language is consistent in both publications,” Lt. Paul Mascari said. “Nothing has changed in terms of Public Safety’s response to an emergency situation.” When DPS looks at the policy every year, it doesn’t always make changes. However, they are made in accordance with changing policies around campus, as well as specific emergency procedures that may need addressing. “The safety and security of our students is our highest priority, so the Emergency Procedures Guide is reviewed on an annual basis and revised as needed,” Mascari said. “We encourage people to

use the guide to make plans for possible scenarios they might encounter during an emergency and to regularly reference it when assessing their readiness.” DPS works with other groups on campus that may have an opinion on safety procedures. The review of the Emergency Procedure Guide usually takes two weeks, although it can take longer depending on editing and printing. Molly Jurich, a freshman in the College of Education, said she supports the review of Marquette’s emergency procedures. “I think changes to the guide should be made when these occurrences happen at other schools,” Jurich said. “When universities handle situations effectively, their example should be something for Marquette or another school to follow. Basically, the changes should be made when procedure has proven itself to be effective.” The Emergency Procedure Guide is available on Marquette’s website.

Most of the procedures have been in place; it was just a matter of certain verbiage we might have changed ... for reading purposes.” Russell Shaw, captain, Department of Public Safety

Wis. health care decision looms

Walker to decide between federal and state programs Friday By Eric Oliver

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is currently in the process of deciding whether the state will establish its own health insurance exchange or forego the option and allow the federal government to take over under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Walker has until Friday, the national dealine for states to choose between these options, to make a decision on the future of Wisconsin health care. If Walker chooses to introduce a state-run health insurance exchange, it would begin operating by 2014. In a story by the Associated Press, Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said Walker met privately with state insurance Commissioner Ted Nickel, Department of Health Service Secretary Dennis Smith and a few other advisors seeking advice on the proper path to take. Democrats and Republicans are divided on the issue, but

some state leaders from both sides of the aisle who are in favor of the exchange are urging state legislators to control the process instead of allowing the federal government to do so. Most officials have not predicted how Walker is going to rule on the issue, but some reports have indicated that he will favor the statewide exchange. If Walker goes forward with the exchange, he will likely face roadblocks from Republicans in the legislature. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that at least nine Republicans told the Campaign for Liberty, a libertarian group, that they would block federal officials if they try to implement the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin. The Associated Press article reported that various health care establishments and businesses have asked Walker to pursue the exchange. Some of these organizations are the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce association, the Wisconsin Hospital Association and the state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. States have until Dec. 14 to decide the specific details of their exchanges if they decide on pursuing that option.

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“(Economists) cannot perform the controlled tests that chemists and biologists can perform,” List said. “But realism is needed (by going to) markets where people actually make these decisions.” List spoke about more than just economics when he discussed the U.S. public school system. He said urban Chicago schools have less than a 50 percent high school graduation rate. Most ninth graders are reading at a fourth grade level, and math and science scores are in the bottom percentiles. He said the U.S. ranks fourth in the amount of money spent per student and yet is 13th in reading scores, 15th in science scores, 18th in graduation rates and 23rd in math scores, placing it below countries like Hungary and the Czech Republic. He pointed out many flaws in U.S. schools and said economic principles, such as responses to incentives, can be used to solve them. List said reward-based pay is ineffective yet commonly used. Merit pay for teachers, or increases in salary based on positive performance from students, has often been suggested as a solution for poor teaching methods. But a possible future of higher income has not proven to be sufficient incentive. Instead, List hopes to institute the idea of “loss aversion” incentives. In an experiment, teachers were either given a bonus at the beginning of the year and warned it would be taken back should their students not show

improvement, or they were told they would receive a bonus at the end of the year if their students improved. The results were very different: Students whose teachers faced potential loss of a bonus improved by almost half a grade level, far better than the students of those teachers who faced the potential of merit pay. The very same principles applied to students. Using Chicago schools as a testing pool, List conducted an experiment in which students were randomly selected to either receive $20 before the test or $1 before the test and were told both amounts would be taken back if students performed poorly. Other students were told they would receive $20 should they perform well. The control group received no incentives. The performance among students who received $20 prior to the test was drastically higher than those of the other students. Even the racial achievement gap, or the idea that minorities tend to perform poorly on standardized tests, was closed by this “loss motivation.” “A lot of the racial achievement gap is about effort,” List said. “We can shrink the racial achievement gap in one minute.” The audience was engaged in the lecture, and Haley Jones, a freshman in the College of Business Administration said she enjoyed it. “It was very interesting,” said Jones. “He spoke in terms that even a non-economics major could understand.”

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List discussed various monetary incentives and the impact they have on student performance on tests.

List concluded the 2012 Marburg lecture by discussing other experiments he had performed that applied economic principles to explaining gender gaps and discrimination in the market.

David Clark, an economics professor at Marquette, said the Marburg lecture was created in memory of Theodore F. Marburg, a former member of the university’s economics department.

“[The Marburg Lecture Series was] formed to attribute a legacy to Dr. Marburg,” Clark said. “It provides a unique forum for moral, philosophical and social dimensions of economics.”

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Mental Health: Speakers discuss wellness and treatment limitations THE MENTAL HEALTH OF COLLEGE STUDENTS FELT THINGS WERE HOPELESS























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Almost half of us in this room, at one time in our lives, will qualify for a diagnosis in mental illness.” David Baker, associate chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences Marti spoke at the “Conversations on Mental Health” talk Tuesday in Cudahy Hall, along with David Baker, a professor and associate chair of the department of biomedical sciences, and Matt Kuntz, executive director of NAMI for Montana and the author of two books. Together, the three speakers approached mental illness and mental health from different perspectives — experience, science and advocacy. As an individual living with a mental illness, Marti said that despite the trials, he looks at his situation as a blessing, as it has opened his eyes to the world. “I’m living proof that a person can have a severe mental illness and get back to the business of living,” Marti said. “It is possible.” Baker, who specializes in the study of the brain, focused his talk on why medicines that treat mental illnesses are still relatively unreliable. “Almost half of us in this room, at one time in our lives, will qualify for a diagnosis in mental illness,” Baker said. Yet most medications that target mental illnesses only treat some symptoms, and progress has been lacking in the development of new treatments. Baker said that despite the fact that there have been millions of studies on mental illnesses, not a single mental health

illness has been cured. This is largely because most drugs that treat mental illnesses have been “serendipitously discovered.” More than $27 billion has been spent on antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs, more than any other disease category. Kuntz, a West Point graduate, used his theory of asymmetrical warfare to address what he called “causes in need of solving.” Asymmetrical warfare is a list of steps to overcome problems and advocate for causes. In essence, it is a “never give up” approach that can be successful only with persistence and the help of the public, Kuntz said. Kuntz lost his stepbrother, a member of the Montana National Guard, to suicide after he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Since then, Kuntz has advocated for greater mental health care for service members, specifically those returning from tours of duty. He successfully lobbied the Montana state legislature to enact a law that mandated mental health screenings of all Montana National Guardsmen coming back from tours of duty. In doing so, he hopes to raise awareness to diagnose PTSD early and prevent suicide. Kuntz reiterated that determination and persistence could work for problems and causes outside those of mental health. “If you care about something,” Kuntz said, “it’s on you.”


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In this April 30, 2008 file photo, American flags are seen near the Shell refinery in Martinez, Calif.

State seeks to cap individual pollution by auctioning permits By Jason Dearen Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California began auctioning permits Wednesday for greenhouse gas emissions, launching one of the world’s most ambitious efforts to cut heat-trapping gases from industrial sources. The California Air Resources Board said it began selling the

pollution “allowances” in a closed, online auction expected to create the world’s second-largest marketplace for carbon emissions. Under the program, the state sets a limit, or cap, on emissions from individual polluters. Businesses are required to either cut emissions to cap levels or buy allowances through the auction from other companies for each extra ton of pollution discharged annually. The board said the results of the auction — what price is paid for a ton of carbon, and how many companies participated — would be released Nov. 19. The cap-and-trade plan is a central piece of AB32, the state’s

landmark 2006 global warming regulations. The auction was being closely watched nationally, as the world’s ninth-largest economy institutes a program that has eluded lawmakers in Washington. Only the European Union has implemented a similar plan in terms of scope, and it currently operates the world’s largest carbon marketplace. A much less inclusive cap-and-trade scheme covers only electricity producers in the northeastern United States. Failure of the California program would be a devastating blow to carbon control efforts nationally, said Severin Borenstein, a

professor at the University of California, Berkeley, an expert on energy economics. “Cap-andtrade is still probably the most likely way we eventually could get to a national carbon mitigation program,” Borenstein said. For the first two years of the program, large industrial emitters will receive 90 percent of their allowances for free in a soft start meant to give companies time to reduce emissions through new technologies or other means. The cap, or number of allowances, will decline over time in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions year-by-year. If a business cuts emissions below its cap, it could profit by selling its extra allowances at a later auction. Firms can also generate credits by investing in forestry and other projects that remove carbon from the atmosphere. Those credits can satisfy up to 8 percent of a company’s mandated emissions reductions Some businesses targeted by the program have argued the increased costs will drive jobs out of California. Executives also argue it could result in increased emissions by businesses in neighboring states that boost production to grab business. “Raising costs in California will allow out-of-state firms to lower prices and take market share,” said Shelly Sullivan of the AB32 Implementation Group, a business coalition that supports greenhouse gas reductions but opposes the auctioning of allowances. “As it stands now the auction equates to a tax for these businesses to continue to operate in the state,” Sullivan said. “Those costs will be passed through to consumers.”

The California Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit challenging the air board’s authority to sell the allowances to generate revenue for the state. It claims the sale of allowances is an illegal tax because taxes need a two-thirds vote by the Legislature. Stanley Young, a board spokesman, said cap-and-trade will withstand legal scrutiny. “This market-based approach to cutting greenhouse emissions gives businesses the flexibility to best decide how to reduce their emissions,” Young said. The board estimates that about $1 billion could be raised from the sale of allowances in fiscal year 2012-13. About 23 million allowances will be sold for 2013 emissions, and 39.5 million allowances were being pre-sold Wednesday for 2015 emissions. There is some uncertainty about how the money will be used. California law dictates only that it go into a special greenhouse gas reduction account, and any programs that use the funds be consistent with the goals of AB32. California officials hope a successful rollout of the cap-and-trade system will embolden other states to follow suit and spur economic growth by strengthening the clean technology business sector. Not all businesses are opposed to the plan. Mike Mielke of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group — which has 375 members, including tech titans IBM, Apple, and Cisco — said lots of technology firms see opportunity in the new carbon market. “Cap-and-trade sends a clear market signal with a price on carbon,” Mielke said. “A growing portion of our membership is clean technology, and that’s a growing sector because of AB32.”

Israel assassinates Hamas military chief in Gaza Attack part of a larger offensive campaign, kills ‘mastermind’ By Ibrahim Barzak and Josef Federman Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel carried out a blistering offensive of more than 50 airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, assassinating Hamas’ military commander and targeting the armed group’s training facilities and rocket launchers in Israel’s most intense attack on the territory in nearly four years. Israel said the airstrikes, launched in response to days of rocket fire out of Hamas-ruled Gaza, were the beginning of a broader operation against the Islamic militants codenamed “Pillar of Defense.” Israeli defense officials said a ground operation was a strong possibility in the coming days though they stressed no decisions had been made and much would depend on Hamas’ reaction. There were no immediate signs of extraordinary troop deployments along the border. The attack came at a time when Israel seems to be under fire from all directions. Relations have been deteriorating with Egypt’s new Islamist government, Egypt’s lawless Sinai desert has become a staging ground

for militant attacks on Israel, and the Syrian civil war has begun to spill over Israel’s northern border. Earlier this week, Israel fired back at Syria — for the first time in nearly 40 years — after stray mortar fire landed in the Israelicontrolled Golan Heights. With at least 10 Palestinians dead, including two young children, Wednesday’s offensive was certain to set off a new round of heavy fighting with Gaza militants, who have built up a formidable arsenal of rockets and missiles. It also threatened to upset Israel’s relations with neighboring Egypt and shake up the campaign for Israeli elections in January. In a preliminary response, Egypt recalled its ambassador to Israel in protest. In a nationwide address, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel could no longer stand repeated attacks on its southern towns. Days of rocket fire have heavily disrupted life for some 1 million people in the region, canceling school and forcing residents to remain indoors. “If there is a need, the military is prepared to expand the operation. We will continue to do everything to protect our citizens,” Netanyahu declared. The Israeli military said it was ready, if necessary, to send ground troops into Gaza. The defense officials who said a ground operation was likely in the coming days spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing

sensitive military plans. “We are at the beginning of the event, and not the end,” Defense Minister Ehud Barak said, in a joint appearance with the prime minister. “In the long run I believe the operation will help strengthen the power of deterrence and to return quiet to the south.” In a sign that the operation was expected to

broaden, the military was cleared to call up reserve units. Residents in both Israel and Gaza braced for prolonged violence. Gazans rushed to stock up on food and fuel. After nightfall, streets were empty as the sounds of Israeli warplanes and explosions of airstrikes could be heard in the distance. Israel declared a state of

emergency in its southa and canceled school across the area for Thursday. Calling it a “special situation,” Barak sought permission to call up special reserve units for the operations. Israeli police stepped up patrols around the country, fearing that Hamas could retaliate with bombing attacks far from the reaches of Gaza.

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Palestinian men in Gaza City react at a hospital after the body of Ahmed Jabari, head of the Hamas military wing, was brought after he was killed in one of 50 Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip Wednesday.


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Women: Election results reflect progress toward equal representation

of her sexual orientation. Generally, gender doesn’t make much of a difference in elections, and party identification plays a greater role in most elections.” Laura Irvine, a senior in the College of Communication, said the “war on women” became a slogan and clever talking point during the presidential campaign, but it was more about women having equal opportunity to be successful without gender standing in their way. “The fact is that women are becoming an increasing presence

and increasingly successful in our world,” Irvine said. “There are more women than ever before on college campuses, in Congress and in high positions in corporations. This shows me that, as always, hard work, drive and perseverance pay off, and this can be said for both genders. Women can pursue their dreams and find success without making gender an issue.” Boles said conservative talkshow host Rush Limbaugh’s comments demeaning a Georgetown

University Law Center student helped to reignite the debate over whether women are being treated unfairly by the government. Limbaugh had commented on the student’s speech to House Democrats in support of mandating insurance coverage of contraceptives. “The ‘war on women’ involved pay equity, the Affordable Care Act and funding for prescription contraceptives,” Boles said. “Somehow, abortion, birth control and women’s health became linked, and when women in

Congress debated over abortion, it was framed as a health issue.” Rutgers University compiled polling data from a variety of sources before the election. The data indicated a gender gap between men and women when it comes to their attitudes on public policy issues. The data shows that women were more likely to support programs to guarantee health care and basic social services. Women were also more likely to favor legal abortion without restrictions.

Election Day gains for women 20 female senators total

Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin

5 new Deb Fisher female Nebraska senators

Heidi Heitkamp North Dakota

Elizabeth Warren Massachusetts

Mazie Hirono Hawaii

In addition to the issue-based gap, the data also indicated a gender gap in how men and women felt about the outlook for the country as a whole. Men were found to be less optimistic with the direction of the country than women. Boles said women took advantage of redistricting and were elected as a result. She said this shows a steady progression toward equal gender representation in the government.

For the first time in U.S. history, New Hampshire has an all female representation in Congress: 2 representatives, 2 senators

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Marquette Radio fundraiser helps fight child cancer ‘Rock-a-Thon’ event donates money to The Pablove Foundation By Elise Angelopulos

The Pablove Foundation, through Marquette Radio’s “Rock-a-Thon” event this week, will receive donations from the Marquette community in an effort to combat childhood cancer. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that strives to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate families affected by cancer and improve the quality of life for children living with the sickness through playtime, music and arts programs, all while undergoing treatment in the hospital. Marquette alumnus Jeff Castalez and his wife, Jo Ann Thrailkill, lost their 6-yearold son, Pablo, to bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer, and later founded the foundation. Andrew Boyd, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences and the general manager of Marquette Radio, is leading the funding efforts for the Pablove Foundation along with other DJs and staff. “When we heard about this organization, we just fell in

love with (Pablo’s) story,” Boyd said. “We knew we wanted to get involved in some way and help end childhood cancer.” Boyd said he admires Castalez, the founder of Los Angeles-based Dangerbird Records, for his work in the music industry, but more so for his dedication to the foundation. Boyd said using connections within Marquette Radio is an effective method to raise money for the foundation. “Since I’ve been at Marquette, MU Radio has grown so much,” Boyd said. “Radio is a great way to spread a message and get people to follow.” Since fundraising began this Tuesday, Boyd said he looks forward to the remainder of the week and taking donations at the table Marquette Radio set up in the Alumni Memorial Union until Friday evening when the event ends with the Brew Coffee House Series featuring Marquette musical performances. Marquette Radio is accepting both cash and Marquette Cash donations. “We know we’re not going to raise millions of dollars,” Boyd said. “But we’re doing our part to make a difference.” Christina Kowalsky, a junior in the College of Communication and the special events director for Marquette Radio, said she most appreciates the Pablove Foundation for its efforts in

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easing the stress and harsh reality cancer patients and their families endure. “The foundation focuses on everyday life for these children to make things easier,” Kowalsky said. “(The founders) have put a lot of effort into making children’s time in the hospital more comfortable.”

Kowalsky has spoken with Castalez and said he is very excited and thankful for Marquette Radio’s efforts to help his cause. “When someone you look up to is affected by something like this, it touches you, too,” Kowalksy said. Boyd said Pablove’s slogan, “Treating Childhood Can-

cer with Love,” will translate well to the Marquette community, as many individuals have already been receptive of the foundation’s efforts. According to the foundation’s website, cancer claims the lives of more children each year than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis and diabetes combined.

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A student donates to The Pablove Foundation at Marquette Radio’s table in the Alumni Memorial Union.



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Fighting Ondrasik of the hit band speaks to MU about vision of world By Eva Sotomayor

As a singer-songwriter performing under the stage name Five For Fighting, John Ondrasik has released five studio albums and is known for his hits including “100 Years” and the Grammy-nominated “Superman (It’s Not Easy).” His albums have reached platinum and gold status, and his songs have charted on the Billboard Top 40. As a musician, his trademark piano-rock songs have been heard everywhere from movies to TV shows worldwide. However, Ondrasik is more than a musician. Besides writing, recording and producing music, Ondrasik works with charitable organizations and is a social activist, concerned with promoting a message of hope and change throughout the U.S. In fact, Ondrasik will be speaking on Marquette’s campus to discuss his experience with charity work and perform a few of his songs. He was expected to appear Wednesday night, but unfortunately he became ill and had to postpone his talk. MUSG is currently attempting to rescheduling. In 2007, he started “What Kind of World Do You Want?,” a videocharity website where users would get the chance to upload their videos answering the title question. He donates a certain amount of money for each view that the videos get, and the money goes to different foundations such as Augie’s Quest, Austism Speaks, Fisher House Foundation, Save The Children and United Service Organization. “It started as a project that

allowed people to be creative and made giving back interactive and fun,” Ondrasik said in an interview Tuesday. The charities supported by “What Kind of World Do You Want?” became involved in the project in different ways. Some of them approached Ondrasik initially to get involved, but others, such as the United Service Organization, got involved because of personal experience and connections. “Superman (It’s Not Easy)” gained popularity in part as an anthem following the tragic events of 9/11 due to its lyrics (“Even heroes have the right to bleed”). As a result, Five For Fighting has performed the song in various concerts honoring the heroes who emerged from the tragedy. He feels a personal connection to the troops, as well as to other people who work daily to make the world a better place. Aside from performing and touring for the troops through the United Service Organization, Ondrasik also worked to plan and release a 13-song CD that would be distributed for the troops. Artists from multiple genres have come together on four different occasions to produce the “CD for the Troops” that has been given away to those in the armed forces, as well as their families. “I’ve been fortunate to be able to live out my childhood dream,” Ondrasik said. “Music is such a great emotional medium. It can be used and attached to so many various causes.” While promoting social activism and his organization, Ondrasik is also hard at work on his sixth studio album, which is half finished and should be released sometime next spring. “It’s a record that will surprise people,” Ondrasik said. “I’ve always been song-driven, but it’s more of a rock record. As you

get older, you feel the need to keep things fresh.” Ondrasik’s visit to Marquette is part of MUSG’s Speaker Series and the “Big Questions Marquette” program. “The theme of the talk and concept is part of the Big Questions,” Ondrasik said. “I want to talk about some of the top songs I’ve written over the years and what I’ve learned through my successes and even failures.” Aside from talking about his experiences with charities and making a difference, Ondrasik plans to perform some crowd favorites and top hits from throughout his career. He hopes Marquette students, as well as young people across the globe, realize they have the power to make a difference. While being that difference does include passion and creativity, there’s always the element of hard work necessary to be successful. “Be passionate, but be rational,” Ondrasik said. “You have the luxury to be young and change your mind. So much of success is having a strong work ethic combined with passion.” Before Ondrasik started recording as a musician, he was in school with a completely different goal in life. He graduated with a degree in mathematics from UCLA but changed his major about three times. “I ended up being a rock musician,” Ondrasik said. “I had my passion, and you have to be excited about what you’re doing. It’s strange how things work out sometimes.” Interestingly, the kind of world Ondrasik envisions for the future has a Marquette touch. “I want an Al McGuire world,” he said. “I want a world where everyone has the opportunity to pursue their dreams.”

I want an Al McGuire world. I want a world where everyone has the opportunity to pursue their dreams.”

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John Ondrasik, the lone member of the band Five For Fighting, will speak and perform for Marquette students.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


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Alum goes from MU basement to NPR broadcast Writer, “Wait, Wait...” panelist Charles P. Pierce revisits MKE By Erin Heffernan

Charles P. Pierce writes eloquent pieces of journalism published in some of the most prominent news sources. But his career began in a much humbler setting: sitting with a typewriter in the basement of Johnston Hall. Like so many Marquette students who came before and after, Pierce lived in a pie-shaped room in McCormick. He watched as Al McGuire’s basketball team won the NCAA National Championship in 1977, and he graduated a Marquette Warrior. “I almost got killed writing for the Marquette Tribune,” Pierce said. He remembered an infamous story from his time working on the Tribune staff in Johnston. “I will never forget, one day (a work crew) was working on the first floor while we were working in the basement,” Pierce said. “I pulled away from my typewriter and heard this enormous crash. I turned around, and a giant piece of cinder block had come down and just destroyed the typewriter. I was stunned. Then this guy’s head came through the hole in the floor upside-down and just said, ‘Uh, sorry, man!’” Pierce escaped the perils of crumbling campus buildings.

I don’t care how high the polling for anti-gravity is. You can’t flap your arms and fly to the moon.”

Charles P. Pierce

He even survived the celebrations when Marquette entered the NCAA’s Final Four, when he and his friends discovered “you cannot make a Coke machine float.” Pierce left Marquette relatively unscathed. He has since written four books, become a regular panelist on the popular NPR show “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” and published works in the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Nation, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune and Slate, among others. His writing is imbued with an often dark sense of humor, an unabashed point of view and a poetic journalistic style. He has written about sports, politics and issues of religion – three topics that show he is not scared of a fight. He also branches off from usual topics, exploring subjects from Alzheimer’s disease to the fate of the racing horse Seattle Slew. “I even once wrote 1,000 words about raccoons,” Pierce said. “But around the same time, I was also covering the 1980 presidential election.” Pierce credits his mentor George Reedy, former White House Press Secretary and the dean of Marquette’s journalism school when Pierce was a student, with inspiring him to write about anything he found truly interesting no matter the subject matter. “I learned more sitting talking to George than I did anywhere else ever,” Pierce said. “He taught me that the worst thing that can happen in this business is that you lose your curiosity. So there is very little in the world that I don’t like to write about.” His most recent bestselling book “Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free” tackles issues that have to do with a lack of curiosity in the American media and society. In his view, journalism is lacking common sense and often unnecessarily gives two sides of an argument equal weight out of a desire to be objective. “There are two sides to every story. They’re not both correct, and that’s a conundrum that the

traditional mainstream media has never solved,” Pierce said. “I don’t care how high the polling for antigravity is; you can’t flap your arms and fly to the moon.” Tonight, Pierce returns to Milwaukee to the Riverside Theatre for a live taping of “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” Pierce has been a panelist on the NPR quiz show since its beginnings in Chicago in 1997. Comedian Peter Segal hosts the show along with judge, official scorekeeper and venerable NPR newsman Carl Kasell. Each radio hour brings levity and antics that might be more fitting for “The Daily Show” than stations that also run serious-minded news programs like “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.” “I tell people that if I could just do ‘Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!’ for a living, I would,” Pierce said. “It’s that much fun.” On the show, callers from home play different news-related games like “Who’s Carl This Time?” in which the stately voice of the announcer reads ridiculous or memorable quotes from that week’s news. Every show also has celebrity guest call in to to play “Not My Job,” a game when celebrities are quizzed on subjects a world apart from their area of expertise. In the past, they have asked Tom Hanks – known as the nicest man in Hollywood – about notoriously difficult leading men, and they’ve questioned butter-loving chef Paula Deen about tofu. The prize for every game is the charmingly simple reward of getting “Carl’s voice on your home answering machine.” In addition to Pierce, regular panelists on the show include Paula Poundstone, P.J. O’Rourke, Mo Rocca and a rotation of other writers and comedians. As one of the original panelists, Pierce has seen the show grow from obscurity into one of the organization’s most popular. “We launched the show a week after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke,” Pierce said. “So we were born under a lucky star for a news quiz program.”

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Charles P. Pierce served as the editorial page editor of the Marquette Tribune during the ’70s.

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Pierce is a panelist on NPR’s radio show “Wait, Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!”

At first, the show’s cast did not have instant chemistry. The producers of “Wait, Wait” eventually replaced the original host with Peter Segal and added satirist Adam Felber. “As soon as Peter got in there, we got an entirely different show and we took off,” Pierce said. Within years, “Wait, Wait” has become one of the most popular syndicated NPR programs and one of the most downloaded podcasts on iTunes. While the show is about an hour long on air, the tapings often last much longer and are filled with content the radio listeners never hear. “The taping is usually about two hours long, and then the genius crew in Chicago cuts it down to about an hour of coherent radio,” Pierce said. “I’ve always been saying that we should put an outtake CD together because a lot of the really good stuff does not make the radio.”

Though Pierce has gone on to find a career full of humor, success and a search for knowledge, he always remembers his beginnings at Marquette. When he returns to visit his college-home for the show, he plans to tour the office where he was nearly obliterated by cinder blocks and reminisce about Marquette times gone by. “(Your time at college) is the only time in your life – unless you get very, very wealthy and very, very lucky – where you’re going to have a chance to learn stuff you don’t have to know,” Pierce said. “If all you know is stuff you have to know, your life isn’t going to be as full and you’re not going to be as happy.” Pierce has taken that lesson to heart in his own career. He searches for the odd, the interesting and the important, never losing his curiosity in the process.

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Go see ‘One-Man Star Wars Trilogy,’ you should

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Charles Ross plays literally a whole cast of characters in his one-man tribute to George Lucas’ sci-fi classics.

The force is strong with Charles Ross’ take on Lucas’ classics By Claire Nowak

Charles Ross is the ultimate Star Wars fan. No, he may not have the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia or the lightsaber skills of a Jedi master. He can, however, perform a solo stage adaptation of the original Star Wars films.

Ross is the mastermind behind “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy,” a 75-minute re-enactment of the three original Star Wars films, running at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 16 and 17. Speaking as both the writer and performer of the production, the Canadian actor says his show portrays Star Wars “as it was never intended to be seen.” “One man, no costume, no set, no props and no talent,” Ross said via email. “I will propel you through the original Star Wars Trilogy in one hour. I play all the characters, fight the

battles, sing and hum the music, and I’ll remind you of the wickedly bad hairdos.” The idea for the show emerged around 1994, when Ross wrote a three-person Star Wars stage script, combining his loves for theater and the Lucasfilm franchise. When his friend and fellow performer TJ Dawe heard about the script, he encouraged Ross to take it to the next level. “I remember talking with TJ and (remember) him saying I should do a solo version of it, a five minute thing,” Ross said. “But when I tried to write the

script, I discovered it would have to be a lot longer than five minutes.” As Ross refined his script, he continued to receive help from Dawe, who eventually became the show’s director. “TJ was so very supportive,” Ross said. “I really lacked the belief in the show’s concept. I never thought people could keep up with the pace. (It) turns out I was wrong in the best way possible. I guess that sometimes you need to have someone who believes in you, who sees something in you that you may not (and) who inspires you to be better than you believe you can be.” The show first opened in 2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as a 30-minute rendition of “A New Hope.” Despite Ross’ worries, the audience loved it. “They even laughed; I couldn’t believe it,” Ross said. “Even today I have a hard time believing that audiences still keep up with and laugh at the full-length version.” As the show became popular, Ross began traveling around the world to perform “OneMan Star Wars Trilogy,” visiting cities like New York City, Sydney, Edinburgh and Hong Kong. Eventually, in 2004, Lucasfilm heard about the production and contacted Ross. “I thought they were going to feed me to the Rancor monster,” Ross said. “Instead, they were curious. They’d heard good things (about me) and wanted me to come and (perform) my show at a sci-fi convention.” Ross is now licensed by Lucasfilm, though he never thought the show would get popular enough for that to be

an option. He even performed at the company’s official movie release convention for “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.” Although some Star Wars fans are upset at Disney’s recent purchase of Lucasfilm, Ross is optimistic about the future for the franchise. “Disney has been entertaining us for decades with extremely high quality family entertainment,” Ross said. “They’re also really good about out-sourcing their productions and bringing in new ideas and new talent. I think that the Star Wars universe will continue to have a chance to expand in a positive direction. I have a hard time imagining better stewards for all things Star Wars.” Even though the show has been touring for more than 10 years, Ross enjoys performing as much as ever. “The best parts (of the show) are all the parts, seriously,” Ross said. “There are some characters that I do a lousy impression of, like my Yoda, who sounds like a dying goat. I love to perform the Emperor. He’s such an evil rotten b------.” He especially appreciates the enthusiasm of his Midwest audiences, calling them “the best Star Wars fans I’ve ever encountered.” “Is it something in the water, or the beer?” Ross said. “The Midwest sense of humor seems to really dig this show.” From super-fans like Ross to people who have never seen the films, the force will be strong with all who attend “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy.”

New album keeps One Direction in right direction More accents, flirty lyrics will keep fans swooning for band By Peter Setter

Marking the resurgence of the boy band concept with their debut album, “Up All Night,” the British teen heartthrobs of One Direction return with their second full-length album, “Take Me Home,” a mere eight months later. What is interesting about One Direction and other artists with a strong fan base (Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift notably) is that their music, which often focuses on lyrics about love and heartbreak, is not about musical quality but about how well it appeals to the fans.

Don’t get me wrong; I honestly believe the members of One Direction do have talent. However, they do not harness their talent to reach its full potential. They don’t push their limits to achieve greater musical range. Instead, they seem to be stuck in the quagmire of repeating melodies and rhythms that only seek to satisfy the teenage girl next door. Luckily, for the time being, the quagmire seems to be working for them. Continuing the dynamic combination of electro-pop jams and acoustic ballads, this new British invasion certainly knows how to capture its audience from album to album. “Take Me Home” is the perfect example of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” with songs like “Kiss You” and “C’Mon C’Mon” serving as suitable cousins to the first album. “Take Me Home” boasts a fuller sound, one that relies heavily on guitars to carry along

the harmonies. The album is fun and catchy, featuring lyrics their target audience will go crazy over. Plus, the band has a certain charming personality that will have even the most incredulous listener unconsciously tapping their feet and singing along. All 13 songs on the new album are strong entries, though some are better than others. This does not mean the lesser songs are bad, just that the best songs truly shine. Perhaps the ugly duckling of the group is “Little Things,” written by current top 40 singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. The song does not feel authentically like One Direction and seems more like a cover than an original song. A welcome addition to the album is the more distinct sound of the members’ British accents. With their inflections coming across clearer and fuller, One Direction injects a dose of character into “Take Me Home” not found on their debut album. What is also refreshing about “Take Me Home” is the equal singing time for each member. On “Up All Night,” Harry Styles and Liam Payne dominated airtime, with the other three members popping in from time to time to sing a short solo. In their sophomore effort, however, almost every song features a solo from each member. Every voice sounds stronger, with a notable improvement from Louis Tomlinson. As One Direction evolves, it is nice

to see each member contributing strong, even performances. A new and notable part of “Take Me Home” is the rather suggestive language in some of the songs (alluded to in the album’s title). Lines like “tonight let’s get some” and “If you don’t wanna take this slow/ If you just wanna take me home” point to a maturation of the group. They seem to shy away from the innocent puppy love of the last album, going for a slightly more PG13 sound.

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“Take Me Home” is thankfully no sophomore slump. The album is jolly good fun for One Direction fans all over the world and may even convert some nonbelievers. Arguably more fun and more complex than “Up All Night,” “Take Me Home” is the perfect combination of the members of One Direction sticking to their roots yet maturing both lyrically and sonically.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tribune 13

Bond’s 23rd movie ‘Skyfall’ rises to the occasion Classic film character finds identity, leaves fans shaken, stirred By Matt Mueller

Even an iconic film character like James Bond can suffer from a case of mistaken identity. After his brilliant transformation in 2006’s “Casino Royale,” the mythical MI6 secret agent seemed to have gracefully made the transition from movie legend to modern action hero. Nevertheless, a paltry two years later, “Quantum of Solace” put the series back on its heels. The problem was simple: Bond wasn’t Bond. “Quantum” turned the suave agent into an emotionless wrecking ball of a man. He was more Jason Bourne than James Bond, scampering on rooftops, too focused on vengeance to drop a single flirty line or witty zinger. The character had ironically become so modernized he was made almost irrelevant, so eager to become fresh that he became stale. Consider “Skyfall” the happy medium. The title may hint at a tumble or a decline, but this latest adventure for Ian Fleming’s classic character is anything but. Placed in the hands of Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (“American Beauty,” “Road to Perdition”), “Skyfall” is as beautiful as a Bond girl and as deviously intense as a Bond villain.

Most importantly, though, it reintroduces Bond as a character who feels as comfortingly familiar as he does invigoratingly new. If we’re using computer terms, it’s less of a complete restart and more of a refresh, the same page just updated and perfected. Computers actually play a significant role in “Skyfall.” During a thrilling opening action sequence in Istanbul that leaves Bond shot and left for dead, a crucial disc is stolen that includes the names of spies deeply embedded in terrorist cells across the globe. The disc is in the hands of Silva, another former agent played by “No Country for Old Men’s” Javier Bardem with just a touch of camp to make his menace all the more frightening. He’s seeking vengeance for being left for dead by M (Judi Dench, easily given the most development the character has ever had). It’s up to Bond to traverse the globe and stop the revengeminded Silva from releasing the names and destroying MI6. Unfortunately, his previous mission in Turkey has left him wounded – by a gunshot wound, a first for the character – and shockingly rusty. What follows is an entertaining action movie (“Skyfall’s” 143-minute running time flies by) and a further examination of the mind and soul of a professional killer. What happens when spies reach the end of their “use?” What happens when they realize that having a license to kill makes them no less expendable? And what good are secret agents in a

world without secrets anymore? It’s here that the influence of the Bourne movies – which also touched on these topics – can still be felt. Everything else, however, is pure Bond. For first time since arguably “GoldenEye” (and even further back, “Goldfinger”), the series has a confident hold on the balance between its seriousness and its silliness. Bond can have dramatic moments of introspection and have a fistfight while a massive man-eating lizard prowls nearby without feeling either out of place or too much. Take the first action scene, for instance. It involves using an excavator on a moving train – absurd but just real enough to be awesome – and ends with Bond plummeting off a bridge, shot and falling to his death. The ridiculous Bond of the past and the serious Bond of recent years coexist beautifully. I give kudos to the writers, including returning veterans Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, as well as series newcomer John Logan, for finding the perfect balance. They even manage to throw in some cute references that feel more satisfying than just simple fan service. While the band of writers deserves credit, it’s Mendes who earns the film’s MVP. It’s not surprising that “Skyfall” is gorgeous; Mendes’ career is filled with dazzling, memorable imagery, and his pairing with nine-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins is a match made in heaven. Together, they fill the screen with luscious, rich visuals. They paint Shanghai with mesmerizing color and Macau in a ravishing red. A late trip to Scotland has more texture than film should seemingly allow. What is surprising is that

all those years of directing Oscar bait transformed Mendes into a brilliant action director. He films each action sequence with awesome intensity without abandoning logic and relying on quick edits for cheap thrills. He lets the action speak for itself, which results in some of the best action of the year, namely a nighttime fistfight in a Shanghai high-rise with a sniper. Admittedly, not everything is perfect in “Skyfall” (though my previous 761 words may have convinced you otherwise). Some of the CGI looks a little rough for a $200 million dollar film, and the film’s last action sequence gives in to some silliness. The scenes have been notoriously compared to “Home Alone,” and though nobody ties any paint cans to string, it’s

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pretty close. It’s one of the only parts that tips the film’s usually composed balance too far. Then again, considering Bond’s history of invisible cars, ice hotels, underwater harpoon battles, space fights and lethal hat-throwers, a couple of booby traps probably aren’t the looniest things to happen. And it’s not like anyone will be too bothered. The beautiful direction, intense action and dynamic performances make any flaws go down as smoothly as a martini, shaken not stirred. Perhaps we should take James Bond at his word when he says his hobby is resurrection. If “Skyfall” is any evidence, he’s pretty damn good at it.

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Breaking Dawn-Part 2 11/16 Don’t cry because it exists. Smile because you’ll never have to see this film franchise ever again. That is, until author Stephanie Meyer wants to wring a few more bucks from the series and writes a new book. So yeah, maybe crying is a suitable response.

Lincoln 11/16 Steven Spielberg brings one of America’s most famous presidents to the screen with “Lincoln.” We haven’t seen it yet, but we can’t wait for the part when he picks up an axe and starts decimating all those vampires. That was from history, right?

Old Crow Medicine Show Riverside Theatre 11/17 Old Crow Medicine Show’s music is full of the twangy banjo sound currently permeating folk rock with the likes of Mumford & Sons and The Avett Brothers. Their song “Wagon Wheel” has become a hit with its folksy romance and catchy tune, making it inevitably a favorite on many a mix CD. Their show is sure to be full of catchy melodies and good old fashioned (yet currently all the rage) banjo riffs.


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Recognize the value in the video game

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Last Thursday night, the Tribune’s editorial board sat in Johnston Hall discussing editorial topics as usual. As we reflected on this year’s election results and what they mean, our discussion became the most focused and passionate one we had ever experienced together. We had a heated conversation about politics, voting, the role of identity, racism, sexism and how society has changed. And as we brainstormed what we wanted to say in Tuesday’s editorial, our discussion got pretty intense. There were raised voices, interruptions, swearing and actual tears shed. On several occasions, one person in the group stopped the others and reminded everyone to speak one at a time and to listen first to what was being said without getting ahead of ourselves. We all had individual opinions and often disagreed, but we were each still able to bring a unique perspective to the conversation. No one dismissed anyone else’s thoughts as crazy or wrong but approached them with respect and a willingness to learn. Once the discourse was over, we all fell silent for a moment, emotionally drained but happy with what we had accomplished. That’s when we realized that the quality of our discussion was better than our editorial could ever be. We all walked out of that meeting feeling incredible, despite the yelling and the disagreements. One member of the board said it had been “easily the best conversation (he’s) had in all four years at this university,” and that too often, “learning” in college is reduced to a professor reading from a PowerPoint presentation instead of presenting a variety of opinions and seeking truth from them. This is the beauty of conflict, and too often we shy away from it. Many people avoid making waves or starting conversations about controversial topics like politics, religion and money. But why do we deliberately ignore the topics we feel strongest about? College is the place for these sorts of discussions and disagreements. The very purpose of higher education is to expose ourselves to new ideas and move beyond our comfort zones. We’ll never be surrounded by this many viewpoints at any other time in our lives, so we should take advantage of them while we can. Instead of trying to pacify opposing views in a conversation

and appease everyone, we should challenge ourselves and our beliefs to embrace these differences head-on. The easy way out is to dismiss conflict with “everyone is entitled to her or his own opinion” or “let’s just agree to disagree.” So many times, once the tension of disagreement arises within a discussion, we backpedal to find the lowest common denominator upon which we can agree and then abruptly move along to a new topic, pretending the disagreement never happened. Then we incredulously simplify the opposing opinion later when relaying the conversation to someone else we know will agree with us. This is unhealthy and unproductive. We should learn from differing opinions and ask questions about them. The viewpoints we don’t understand or agree with are really the ones we have the most to learn from. This is more likely to occur when we’re disagreeing with our friends, because we’re less likely to demonize their opinions like we would to those of polarizing politicians or incendiaries on the Internet. As annoying as a devil’s advocate can sometimes be, one is necessary to consider all sides of a story or an issue. Before you take a stance, engage with someone who has a different point of view. Once you have considered the counterargument, you will have a greater understanding of possible flaws in your own viewpoint. We want to see our campus filled with more intelligent and meaningful discussions like the one we had last week. We’ve already seen some of these happening throughout the year thanks to Marquette’s Big Questions initiative. So please keep bringing forth questions that make you think deeply. Embrace debate, and don’t be afraid to disagree. The only incorrect voice is a voice unheard. We want to know what you think. In the Tribune office, we celebrate whenever we have a great reader’s submission. We appreciate thoughtful, constructive comments and will try to publish them when possible. We are your campus newspaper, and we want to use the Viewpoints section to interact with you. If you have something you want to say, submit it. We are your forum for discussion. We are not saying these discussions and questions will lead to some sort of uniform answer, but we believe they will lead to a journey of self-exploration and teach us all to truly value dissenting opinions.

Tony Manno I am by no means a “gamer.” My lack of skill in most video games is eclipsed only by my lack of coordination swinging a baseball bat. But when I find a game I enjoy, I tend to get hooked. I’ve found myself watching out for the releases of video game sequels lately. Some of the most popular franchises have recently released sequels, from “Halo 4” to the forthcoming addition to the “Grand Theft Auto” family. These games will never fall off the map, it seems, and there must be a reason for it. Maybe society really has progressed in its attitude toward video games. Over the past 10 years or so, there have been big advances in the acceptance of video games as legitimate, significant entertainment. As there should be. I think a big part of this is the growth of the video game as an avenue for literature. Really. The best games being released today go beyond graphics and map size and reach for a sticky plot filled with recurring characters and big-eyed settings. Literature has always been a place to test new waters, so could it be taking a more modern form? The games that tend to catch me are the ones with big storylines. Granted, I still play some just for the visual wow factor or because it’s fun to shoot stuff – “GoldenEye 007” or “Star Wars Battlefront” rest easy at the top of the list. I’ll also take any of the Mario games with full satisfaction and will accept any challenge in a contest of “Mario Party 2” mini-games. But have you thought about the “Legend of Zelda” series? These games have all the makings and merits of your favorite book series: a valiant hero, an increasingly

complex timeline, a beautifully crafted setting, dozens of characters and a creative plot each time a game is released. If we’re going to value Mr. Potter as the villain of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” why not recognize the creation of the villainous Ganondorf with the same reverence? I think some do. Now, I’m much more likely to pop in a movie than to boot up the ol’ PS2 (the highest I’ve upgraded in the video game hierarchy), but I’ve had my share of favorite games. A few months back I tried to take another stab at “Kingdom Hearts II,” and that’s about as far as I’ve progressed down the video game timeline. If you invest some time into video games, I think you’ll find that some of the best stories being released today are within them. Developing these worlds requires not only a staff of graphics artists and weapons experts – they need writers, too! During the 20th century, public attitude toward comic books followed a similar timeline to that of video games today. One of the overarching themes of comic book history is the acceptance of the medium as legitimate storytelling – not kids’ cartoons or scribbles on a page, but engaging literature that makes use of your imagination. Take the intricate re-tellings of Superman or the nonfiction narrative of “Burma Chronicles” – a comic book can be a complex story. The same happened with novels. And rock and roll. And cubist paintings. And silent movies. That’s not to say that video game narratives always fit the high standards of good storytelling. For every “Legend of Zelda,” there’s a half-hearted attempt of a game with little plot and some superficial playability. Just like there’s one for every “Raging Bull” in the movie-verse, and one for every “Tale of Two Cities” in literature. All media have their sellout points. This is the way of the world these days: what was once undervalued as a low form of culture becomes high once people realize it’s time to accept it. And once we tap into this, the possibilities for creative storytelling are endless. I’ll always have fiction books on my shelves and movies in my Netflix queue, but maybe it’s time to start adding some new types of stories to the list.

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The awkward moments we all have in common

Brooke Goodman Yesterday, I hugged a random person. No, not on purpose. The way she wiggled out of my embrace, I was convinced she was a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. It was only after she turned around with a very concerned look on her face that I realized I had accidentally groped a complete stranger. Even worse, the cloud of awkwardness hanging over us made it impossible to explain what had happened, so I ended up just briskly walking away, making an awkward situation even worse. I saw that girl three more times yesterday. We all know that these types of situations happen on a daily basis – they’re uncomfortable, embarrassing and, if you’re like me, will result in your face turning 50 shades of red. The only comfort in these occurrences,

however, is that they happen to everyone. That time you started having a conversation with someone approaching on the sidewalk as they were actually talking to the person behind you is just one example of these unfortunate events. Below is a list of some of my personal favorites, so next time one of these awkward moments happens to you, you might not feel so alone. 1. Waiting for a machine when the downstairs cardio rooms at the Rec Center are full: Each time you casually glance into the rooms, everyone on the machines just stares back at you with a look of, “No, I’m not done yet, and because you keep checking on me, I’m going to add 10 minutes to my workout.” It’s even worse when someone else is waiting as well. You sit on opposite couches and keep nervously peeking at the two rooms. Small talk is not an option – this person is your competition. As soon as someone walks out of a room it’s a sprint to obtain the newly vacant machine first, and the winner hides her or his victory smile. 2. Reading the Human Sexuality textbook in public: For those who haven’t taken this psychology course, let me just say one thing about the required textbook – don’t eat before reading.

Regardless of how comfortable you are with the topic of sex, this situation still gets weird. It’s like, turn the page – BAM – penis; turn the page – BAM – penis affected by an STI. Sorry for the graphic image there, but you get the point. Try opening that thing up in the library. 3. Elevator rides with one other person: First, elevators are tiny and make people feel claustrophobic. Second, they cause internal battles over whether to initiate conversation or simply listen to the bad elevator music. Every time I step into an elevator I think about the Tower of Terror. Am I supposed to bring that up? What about standing position? Are you supposed to stand near the front? The back? Equal to the other person in the elevator? Cram yourself into the back corner so there’s no chance of reaching for a floor button at the same time? You could always take out your phone and pretend to talk to someone, but then again, that might be rude. 4. When a new check-out line at the grocery store opens up: Everything freezes except you and the other shoppers in line. Who will be the first person in the new lane? Should it be you, who have been waiting for 10 minutes behind the lady with two full carts’ worth of food? Or will it be the person who just then strolled

up to the end of the line? You all move for the other line – it’s an awkward and potentially anger-inducing dance. So when you’re waiting to check out after shopping for Thanksgiving next week, just go for it when that new line opens up. It’ll save everyone else the confusion. 5. Trying to get over someone you weren’t even dating: We all crush on people from afar, whether it’s a celebrity, someone in class or that person who sits at the same table in the library each night. We’ve also all had those relationships that almost reached “official” but got stopped dead in their tracks. It’s the battle of expectations vs. reality. We build up hope and convince ourselves something is possible – even a feat like marrying Ryan Gosling – only to eventually be crushed. The awkward part is when the person we’re trying to get over doesn’t know it, or that we even exist. Or when someone asks why you’re so down and you’d seem like a stalker by being honest. Or you could always try tweeting passive aggressive things about love in hopes that said crush will see them, feel bad and eventually come running into your arms. It’s OK, though, because everyone does it, and so many things in life are awkward. You’re not alone – we’re all in this embarrassing world together.

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“YOLO!” You only live once. And while that phrase really annoys me, it’s true. Living your life will be the longest thing you ever do, but it is also something you only get one shot at. Although I’m not a fan of people using the phrase as an excuse to do drugs or get completely wasted, I do appreciate the awareness it creates to stop waiting and start living your life. My personal choice of motivational words is “Carpe Diem,” or “seize the day” in Latin. I heard this term for years, but it was not until high school that I actually understood the phrase’s meaning. It was toward the end of my junior year when I decided to start taking control of my life and directing it in ways to achieve my dreams. My senior year was all about coming out of my shell. My friends and I participated in all the senior pranks. We had numerous escapades driving for hours through “the sticks.” We even planned to go skydiving for my 18th birthday. Ever since then, I have not stopped chasing after my dreams and am creating new ones at every corner. I found my motivation in “Carpe Diem,” but if YOLO works for you, go for it. Don’t use it as an excuse to get wasted or high off the latest drug; use it to extend your life and memories. I love adventure-seeking and the adrenaline rush that comes along with it. Before skydiving, I was commonly asked why I would jump out of a perfectly good airplane. My answer: Why not? The same answer really goes for everything I do. Why not? If someone has

a feasible answer to that question, then yes, I do reevaluate my plan. But rarely has my mind been changed in regard to adventures I have taken and plan to take in the future. Now the whole money thing, yes, that will slow down your ventures, but learn to work with it. Start saving up for something you want to do. It builds the excitement, and you truly feel like you earned the right to do whatever it is. I believe in living in the now. What if you don’t make it past tomorrow? Will you have lived the life you wanted? Now don’t go and blow your savings: Be smart about it, but live a little while you’re at it, even if it is something small. From bungee jumping to getting a tattoo, the more I cross off my list, the more I add. This may be the writer in me, but I love having experiences that create insane stories. When presented with opportunities, I jump at them. You never know where they will take you or to whom they will introduce you. I have the cliché desire to go and change the world, but isn’t that what Marquette is preparing us for? St. Ignatius said, “Go and set the world on fire.” So that’s what I plan on doing. My passion for adventure has connected me with amazing opportunities to “be the difference.” And I don’t know if I would be where I am today without deciding to break my routine and actually live. Go. Start. Carpe Diem. YOLO! Shoshauna Schmidt, Senior, College of Arts & Sciences

Caroline Campbell All right, all you Freudian wannabes out there: I need a dream analysis. For three nights in a row now, I have had dreams about rainstorms, floods or hurricanes. And I need to know what they mean. I have always been a vivid dreamer. I remember my dreams long after I wake up, and they have complex plots and characters. The scenery is crystal clear. And the dreams can be really weird. Someone once told me I should go in to film production because I have such a vivid visual imagination. My dreams this week have been particularly freaky. Perhaps I’ve read one too many Sandy-related news stories, or perhaps the stress of this semester is finally catching up with me, but I would really like to get to the bottom of these subconscious aquatic adventures. Three nights ago, as Hurricane Carlie (it didn’t actually have a name in my dream) approached, I sat in a modified version of my grandparents’ living room, with all the

lights turned off, looking outside at the gathering storm clouds. When the storm finally hit, I had somehow been transported to the top of the Seattle Space Needle, and I had a baby (presumably mine) with me. Two nights ago, I was enjoying a nice, relaxing game of basketball with some friends in the mountains by my Dr. Suessesque house. There are so many things strange about this: I don’t live anywhere near mountains. I don’t play basketball (well, I did, once, and my teammates spent the whole time going, “Carlie, you can’t do that” or, “Our basket is the other way”). And last time I checked, the house I grew up in looked nothing like Cindy Lou Who’s family home. Local law enforcement approached us and told us to get to higher ground because a storm was a-comin’ and it was expected to flood. I spent the next however-many-minutes (what do you call dream time?) rowing around the mountains that had now become a lake, rescuing people from tiny cabins now almost fully submerged in water, a la “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” The final dream began in a grocery store and ended in a gondola outside of a train station, where I ran into a bunch of teachers and students from my high school. We proceeded to have an impromptu swimming relay race. Totally normal. So I looked up what these dreams might mean. What I discovered is that the Internet is full of amazing things and so much information, but probably not the answer to my waterlogged encounters with the Sandman.

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Men’s basketball

Williams thinks team will have to rely on bigs


High hopes for next year’s class

Matt Trebby While we’re all focused on this season’s Marquette men’s basketball team, Wednesday brought National Signing Day and five commitments to Buzz Williams’ Golden Eagles. With those five commitments combined with the players returning next season, the future of the program looks very bright. Marquette’s 2013 recruiting class is a consensus top 10 group in the country, and it is pretty evident why. There are a few things to really like about this group. The main part of this class is local. Duane Wilson, Deonte Burton, and Jameel McKay all have Milwaukee connections, with two of them currently playing in the area. With the top talent on a national level, like Kevon Looney and Diamond Stone, in the Milwaukee area, Williams has proven his ability to get the best this city has to offer. Instead of getting players from all over the country, it’s good to be able to get local talent. While it’s great to recruit players from Tennessee, New Mexico, Texas and even California, if you don’t have to go too far from home to

get what is needed, then that’s even better. What is needed for next season’s Marquette team is depth at the guard position and another body down low. So Marquette went and got three guards, a small forward and that post presence. Wilson will be starting at point guard for the Golden Eagles at some point in the near future. While his game could use some polishing when it comes to running a team, Wilson’s athleticism and ability to score is very impressive. A 6-foot-3 point guard as quick and dynamic as Wilson is difficult to find, but Marquette found itself a player who has risen to national prominence on the recruiting scene over the past year or so. John Dawson is a bit of a wild card. The New Mexico native can play either guard position and could turn out to be a diamond in the rough. People have told me that if he was playing in a larger city, he would be a top 100 prospect in the country. We’ll see what Dawson can bring to the table, but he sounds like he is worth the risk. Jajuan Johnson was the cherry on top of this class and is a pretty nice one at that. He is one of the highest ranked prospects Marquette has ever recruited and can score. With Todd Mayo’s future up in the air, Johnson looks like he could come in and contribute right away. Whether See Trebby, page 17

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Senior center Chris Otule helped Marquette shoot 57.9 percent in the second half in Tuesday’s 64-53 win.

Otule, Gardner tally double digits in win over SE Louisiana By Trey Killian

Marquette had a much harder time than expected dispatching visiting Southeastern Louisiana, 64-53, Tuesday night. A lot of that had to do with the Golden Eagles’ poor shooting in the first half and more careful offensive approach in the second half. After going 11-for-33 (33.3 percent) from the field in the first 20 minutes, the Golden Eagles shot much better (57.9 percent) but attempted only 19 field goals in the second half. Coach Buzz Williams said the team got off track from the type of penetrating basketball it normally plays at points in the game. “We were inept at times,” Williams said. “The thing that’s staggering to me is we made 22 baskets, and 18 of them were assisted. Of the 30 shots that we didn’t make, I think 10 or 12 of those were turnovers. So 33 percent of the time we turned it over, and the other 67 percent, we didn’t make a shot. We have to have more discipline with what we do and what we practice.” Along with picking up two quick fouls, senior guard Trent Lockett hit the floor hard early

and played only three minutes of the first half. Williams said Lockett’s absence in the first part of the contest disrupted the team’s rhythm, but he decided to err on the side of caution in sitting Lockett most of the half. “Concussions kind of scare me,” Williams said. “So when he fell down, and I went to put him back in I (asked him if he was all right), and he was just kind of glassy-eyed. He’s fine, and he obviously was a lot better in the second half. “I didn’t not play him because he got hit; I didn’t play him because he got hit and had two fouls, and I wanted to see how everybody else would respond.” Lockett returned to play 16 minutes in the second half and scored eight points. Marquette had a lot of success scoring on the inside, as junior forward Davante Gardner led the team with 18 points, and redshirt senior center Chris Otule chipped in 10. Playing a smaller team, Williams relied on both of his centers to carry the load when the outside shots weren’t falling. Otule spent most of the offseason getting back to playing form, but even he didn’t foresee the impact he’d have early in the season. “I didn’t think it would come back this fast, but with my size and being so big, I can use that to create angles for myself and help the team defensively,” Otule said. “I think I need to

work on my conditioning a little more. I didn’t get to do as much as everyone else did during preseason and boot camp, so I need to play catch-up to get to where they are.” Williams said he hadn’t witnessed a scoring performance from his centers like Tuesday night’s in his career at Marquette, and as the season goes on, he thinks the duo can help the Golden Eagles play its front court-based game and “make a living” in the paint. “I think they can pay the rent,” Williams said. “We can probably rent a good house. We wouldn’t be able to buy (a good house), but we could probably pay the rent every month. “We had 29 paint touches. That’s really high. When we shoot shots that we’ve practiced, and we shoot shots within the flow of what we do and when we shoot shots after a paint touch, our percentages speak for themselves. When we don’t, or didn’t tonight, we’re really bad.” Looking ahead to the Maui Invitational next week, Williams said the Golden Eagles will keep learning and working on the issues they’ve had in the first two games. “I think Maui, as difficult as it will be, will teach us a lot,” Williams said. “Three games in three days, everybody will have to be on point to have a chance. I think we have done some good things, but the things that we have to work on are pretty evident.”


One last shot at a title for seniors MU hosts Big East Tournament for second straight year

By Patrick Leary

Heading into this weekend’s Big East Volleyball Championship, Marquette holds the No. 2 seed, following a 13-2 regular season performance in conference play. However, coach Bond Shymansky is very confident in his team’s triumph because it is playing the championship at home. “Home court advantage for us at the Al is huge,” Shymansky said. “It’s been big for us all regular season. Now, here we go, Big East Championship, let’s win it right here.” Senior middle hitter Dani Carlson, who notched her 1000th career kill in the final point of Sunday’s victory over No. 3 seeded Notre Dame, is glad she has more matches to play at the Al McGuire Center. “It couldn’t be any more perfect,” Carlson said. “It’s great playing here; it’s great having the fan base. This is the best team

I think Marquette has had in a long time. It’s going to be fun to compete in our own building and beat people.” Marquette hosted the 2011 Big East Tournament as well. On that occasion, the team secured a No. 3 seed but fell to second-seeded Cincinnati in a grueling fiveset semifinal. Carlson says she doesn’t see that happening again. “We’re going to do better than we did last year because we want to do it,” Carlson said. “It’s our goal. That’s what’s driving us. We want a Big East Tournament championship so bad.” To win the championship, Marquette will first have to knock off seventh-seeded Pittsburgh on Friday at 6 p.m. The Golden Eagles defeated the Panthers in four sets at home earlier this season. The next likely obstacle Marquette faces is Notre Dame, who Marquette beat twice in 2012. The Golden Eagles narrowly won the first tilt, a five-set affair in South Bend in which Marquette lost the first and third sets by a combined 50-25. Last weekend’s showdown proved much easier, as Marquette swept the Irish by See Seniors, page 17


Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Sports Calendar

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Women’s Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh - 6 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Princeton at Provo, Utah - 4 p.m.



Women’s Volleyball Big East Semifinal - 3:30 p.m.


Davante Gardner Junior Forward

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Men’s Basketball vs. UNC/MIss St. Maui Invitational - TBA

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the facts: Gardner scored a gamehigh 18 points in Marquette’s 64-53 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday night. Gardner went 8-for14 from the field and pulled down six rebounds. That performance followed up his 14-point, six-rebound performance in the Golden Eagles’ 84-63 seasonopening win over Colgate on Sunday. Gardner has managed to play 18.5 minutes per game, more than five minutes more than his career average of 13.3 minutes per game.

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Seniors: Pittsburgh up first, round three Trebby: Burton, Wilson, with Louisville possible in title game McKay decide to stay local a combined margin of 20 points. Top-seeded Louisville likely looms in the championship match, and Marquette could face the Cardinals for the third time this season. However, Shymansky said his team has to focus on getting to Sunday first. “We’ve got to get to championship day,” Shymansky said. “That’s going to take great effort, great focus and a great team, and that’s what we believe we have right now. … We feel like we’re running headlong at that. We’re going to have a tough match on Friday and a tough match on Saturday.” Senior right side hitter Holly Mertens, who led Marquette in kills this season while posting double digits in every Big East

match, agreed that focusing on Friday and Saturday’s matches comes first. “Second seed, not too bad,” Mertens said. “We’re going to go out and hopefully see Louisville again and get them in the championship. First two games though, take it one at a time.” If they do make it to Sunday, the Golden Eagles will have a chance to avenge a pair of regular season losses to the Cardinals in 2012. Louisville took the first match at the Al in four sets before sweeping the Golden Eagles at home last Friday. The sweep was Marquette’s only three-set loss this season. Mertens is confident that the revenge factor and built-up energy will be enough to push Marquette

past the Cardinals. “We’re going to have so much built up inside of us that that is going to be the day we take it from them,” she said. Ultimately, Shymansky expects his team to take another step forward in the championship this year. “Being at home and having the comforts of our own building, the energy here was awesome last year,” Shymansky said. “We expect that same thing and maybe even a little bit better. I feel like our Marquette crowd keeps growing, and we look forward to being able to take the title right here in the Al McGuire Center.”

Williams would start both Johnson and Wilson in the backcourt is up for debate, but regardless, the Memphis native is key to Marquette’s plans for the future. Burton could be a linebacker. While he’s only 6-foot-4, his frame is extremely imposing, as is his athleticism. While at Marquette, Burton will likely make SportsCenter’s top 10 plays once or twice with his ability to finish at the rim. A streaky shooter, Burton will impress with his athleticism and defensive intensity once he starts playing for Williams. McKay is another hometown product and is currently at Dwight Buycks’ old junior college, Indian Hills in Iowa. The former Milwaukee City

Conference high school star is an athletic power forward good on both ends and excels around the rim on offense. He’ll add more competition to what should already be a deep Marquette front line. Next season, the Golden Eagles might be a top 25 team in the preseason. If a few of these five guys transition well, with the returning talent Marquette will have, Williams may have another Big East contender on his hands. Coming off two straight Sweet 16 appearances, the program is on the rise. If it keeps getting recruiting classes like this one, it will soar all the way to one of the nation’s best.

Tim Tebow has gotten so ir- minutes of ESPN airtime to go relevant while collecting dust by without mentioning Tebow? on the Jets sideline this year I think that’s the standard comthat even ESPN’s announcers pany rule. Every 15 minutes of are mocking how ridiculous the every program, regardless of Tebowmania coverage has got- what sport is being aired, Tim ten. Tebow must be mentioned. So During ESPN’s “Tip Off good job of you following the Marathon” on Tuesday, Bob company line.” Wischusen and Dan Dakich I mean, the guy has thrown for were nearing the end of Xavier’s a whopping 40 yards and added surprising blow out of Butler 92 on the ground this season. when Dakich asked Wischusen ESPN producers take note: If – who is the Jets’ radio play-by- your own guys are calling the play guy – what he thought of soap opera ridiculous, maybe all the Tebowmania. it’s time to go with something Wischusen responded in a way else. that made me smile: “Didn’t we get word from Bristol that we had actually allowed like 11

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Senior middle hitter Dani Carlson notched her 1,000th kill on the final point of Marquette’s 3-0 win over Notre Dame.



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Men’s Soccer

First NCAA appearance since 1997 for MU WIU, Northwestern winner heads to Milwaukee Sunday By Matt Trebby

After going from not being in the NCAA Tournament one season to being the No. 7 overall seed the next, coach Louis Bennett doesn’t see a difference in his team’s mindset. “It’s been strange because I don’t see a lot of difference in the mentality from when we were hunting,” Bennett said. “I don’t know if we know or pay any credence what side of the record they are.” It doesn’t matter who the hunters and hunted are now, as the Golden Eagles prepare for their first NCAA Tournament game since 1997, to be played Sunday at 4 p.m. at Valley Fields. Marquette will host the winner of Western Illinois and Northwestern, Thursday night in Evanston, Ill. Western Illinois already traveled to Marquette this season, losing 3-0 at Valley Fields in September. The Summit League Tournament champions are now one of the two possible opponents for Bennett’s team, who said they’re much different than they were a couple months ago. “We played them early in the season, and they hadn’t hit any type of rhythm, and we took advantage of that,” Bennett said. “Over their last six games unbeaten, they’ve played much better.” “I feel like even though we beat them 3-0, I don’t really think the score represented the competition we had,” senior winger Anthony Selvaggi said. “They were a good team and high pressured. It wasn’t as easy

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Junior midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka says Marquette doesn’t care whether it faces Western Illinois or Northwestern. Its gameplan will be the same it was all season.

a game as the score showed.” Marquette’s other possible opponent, Northwestern, was the co-champion of the Big Ten in the regular season. The Wildcats have only won one of their last six games but boast their fair share of impressive results. Northwestern was the only team to win at No. 1 Notre Dame this season. “They’ve had some tough losses and some very good wins,” Bennett said. “They’re a team that always keeps a lot of men behind the ball. They attack with frugal numbers, and they definitely don’t expose themselves. You have to work

very hard to create opportunities against them.” No matter which team Marquette ends up playing, junior midfielder Bryan Ciesiulka said the team will approach the game just as it has all season long, with the next match being the most important. “The way we’ve taken the season, it doesn’t matter who they’re playing, they’re out for us, we’re out for them,” Ciesiulka said. “We just take it one game at a time. That’s the beauty of the tournament. You can beat anyone on any given day, and they can beat you.” Throughout the season,

Marquette has built a reputation as one of the nation’s best teams. With results like its wins against Connecticut and at Louisville this season, the Golden Eagles helped earn themselves a possible two home games in the tournament if they win Sunday. While the mentality of the team hasn’t changed, the players are well aware that their opposition is looking at them as one of the nation’s best teams. “We beat Notre Dame last year, beat UConn this year, tied UConn (two seasons ago), so I feel like we’re starting to be a team that other big time teams are like, ‘They’re

pretty dangerous,’” Selvaggi said. Now that they are in the tournament, the Golden Eagles expect Sunday to be the start of a journey that will take them to the Final Four in Hoover, Ala., in December. “That’s been an expectation from the beginning of the year,” Ciesiulka said. “We knew the guys we had and we knew how talented we were. Anything less than getting to Hoover and getting the chance to play for the national championship won’t be good enough for us.”


Freshmen carry team despite injuries In-season training to carry over into indoor track season By Christopher Chavez

Upperclassmen had their eyes set on an NCAA Championship berth, but they fell short of their goal as their season ended after the NCAA Great Lakes Regional last Friday. The men placed 15th and the women came in 14th. Running hundreds of miles will get a person far from their starting point. If the final destination was mapped out to be the NCAA Cross-Country Championship, Marquette’s cross-country team did not get too far in its journey. But the most important part of the 2012 trip was the map laid out for the future by freshmen sometimes at the front of the pack. Injuries plagued the men’s team all season, with senior Patrick Maag missing the first meet of the year and junior Jack Senefeld out

for the first two meets. Things were already difficult enough trying to fill the shoes of graduated Blake Johnson and Peter Bolgert, who finished 37th and 38th, respectively, at the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Seniors Connor Callahan and Jack Hackett used their experience to hold the team together early on and keep the team out of panic mode without true standouts. Callahan was the team’s top runner in the first three meets, while Hackett shifted into another gear for the last three first place finishes. Hackett ended his cross-country career with a 10,000-meter personal best by one second at the NCAA Regional Championship. Callahan holds high standards for himself, and he may have not hit a personal best, but it was enough for his teammates to see his grit in the sport. “Seeing the senior class put it together at the right time of the year was really cool for me to see,” Senefeld said. “Those are the guys I came in with, so it was cool to be with them in their last cross-country race.”

The pressure was on freshmen Cody Haberkorn and William Hennessy to consistently run with the team’s varsity pack behind Callahan and Hackett. Coach Mike Nelson saw a lot of similarities between the 2009 freshman class and this year’s freshmen in their work ethic and focus every week. “I think it was a combination of recruiting plus the fact these are some really hard-nosed guys who are very mature,” Nelson said. “They get the job done not just in athletics but academics as well.” Under Nelson, freshmen often get off to a hot start and contribute to the team as the year progresses. He saw that this year and reiterated the goal for all runners to drop their personal bests. An increase in maturity was also evident with time. Freshman Molly Hanson came into Marquette never having raced a 5,000-meter or longer race. By the end of the season, she was the best runner on the women’s side, finishing first in five of six meets. She believes she is ready for a larger role as a leader next year. “(This year’s seniors) were good

leaders,” Hanson said. “They knew where we were going during runs and how to calm us down before races. This year’s freshman class will have to learn how to get everyone ready for races and do the drills correctly (for next year).” The women’s team will lose two seniors this year. Captains Christina Sliepka and Melissa Budelier put in their best seasons with personal bests in the 5,000-meter and 6,000-meter races. Four of the top five finishers from regionals were freshmen, so they will be back for the 2013 season. The men’s side loses four of its seven runners from the regional championship, with Callahan, AJ Gedwill, Hackett and Maag graduating. Most of those runners were in the top five for the majority of their Marquette careers. Senefeld, Haberkorn and Hennessy will be looking for company to fill their shoes. Junior Spencer Agnew saw limited action this season due to his injury-plagued summer, but at full health he could have scored for the team in some of the later meets. Looking ahead, he is one of

the early candidates to fill a senior leadership role. Other juniors include Mitch Lacy and Evan Ross, who gained fitness and improved in 2012. “I want to see a bunch of guys running together next year near the front of races and having fun” Senefeld said. “We may not have a true standout, but I think we can have a great pack.” The teams that Marquette will run against will also be changing with Big East conference realignment taking place. Syracuse, the 2012 men’s Big East cross-country champion, will join the Atlantic Coast Conference. The addition of the Southern Methodist women’s cross-country team, which has won four of the last five Conference-USA cross-country titles, will shake things up by entering in 2013. “For a team like us that’s been in the middle, we’re going to have competition,” Nelson said. “It all depends on how we do (the day of the conference championship). Next year is going to be a little bit more exciting.”


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women’s soccer

Tigers in the way of another Sweet 16 Princeton knocked off West Virginia in first round Saturday By Michael LoCicero

It wasn’t necessarily the matchup it was expecting, but Marquette will take on Princeton this afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Provo, Utah, at 4 p.m. Marquette knocked off Illinois State, 3-0 last Friday and advanced to the second round for the third straight year. The Tigers upset host West Virginia last Saturday and have now won 12 straight games, including an undefeated Ivy League slate. Princeton is currently 14-3-1 overall. “Any time you go into Morgantown and beat West Virginia, which was something we never did when they were in the Big East, you better have the light on and be alert,” coach Markus Roeders said. “This is the time of the year where we have to throw all of our eggs in one basket, and we can’t afford to overlook Princeton.” Senior forward Jen Hoy has scored 18 goals and was named the Ivy League Player of the Year. She paired with sophomore midfielder Lauren Lazo, who has 10 goals and five assists, to lead a potent Tigers attack. Seven of Lazo’s goals came during league play. Princeton has played a difficult schedule, losing to Wake Forest and UCLA earlier in the year before blowing past its competition during league play. The Tigers outscored Ivy League members 20-7 in just seven games and

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Senior midfielder Rachel Brown and the rest of the Marquette team will have their hands full with Princeton, which went undefeated in the Ivy League this year.

have only been shut out once in 18 games. “I’d compare Hoy to Rachael Sloan in terms of her speed and quickness, and Lazo is an attacking midfielder who is very disciplined,” Roeders said. “The whole team is very smart, and not too much is going to surprise them.” Marquette plays in the first of two games today, with host BYU taking on Auburn in the second matchup. The Cougars are one of four No. 1 teams in the NCAA Tournament, along with Stanford, Penn State and Florida State. Even if BYU loses tonight and

Marquette wins, the Golden Eagles will play in Provo on Saturday against Auburn. Playing at South Field is not a new experience for some of the older members of the team. Marquette traveled there in 2010, a game the Golden Eagles lost 2-1. That’s a good thing, because the Cougars’ home field is one of the toughest venues for opposing teams to come away from with a victory. Senior midfielder Rachel Brown recalls the game in 2010 and said the crowd was loud except when she scored. “I remember scoring late in the game and the crowd was silent,

but beyond that, it was a hostile place to play,” Brown said. BYU drew more than 3,300 people four times last season and regularly draws at least 2,000 fans. “It’s kind of the thing to do out there,” Roeders said. “It’s a mixture of a very talented team and a tough venue that make it very tough to win there. But we play a neutral opponent first and we need to focus on them, which we will.” One player who hasn’t played in Provo is freshman goalkeeper Amanda Engel, but she said the altitude in Utah could be to her

advantage. “Being from Colorado, I’m obviously used to being around environments where it’s tougher to breathe and be conditioned properly,” Engel said. “I think we’re one of the best conditioned teams in the country, so that may help us out.” Marquette has a chance to advance to the program’s first-ever Elite Eight, and that isn’t going unnoticed by Roeders. “We’ve been knocking on the door for the last few years, and ultimately you need to step through it, but right now we just need to get past Thursday,” Roeders said.

women’s basketball

Morse getting the green light on offense Sophomore guard has emerged as a legit scoring threat By Kyle Doubrava

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Arlesia Morse scored 16 points in Marquette’s 73-62 win over Butler Saturday.

Sophomore guard Arlesia Morse has turned some heads with her recent performances, but she isn’t looking for recognition. Morse has averaged 15.0 points per game on 50 percent shooting in her first three contests, including 16 in the regular season opener against Butler on Saturady. The Flint, Mich., native was named to the Big East All-Freshman team last season after averaging 11.2 points per game, but she would like to get the team on a winning track before thinking of her accolades. “I’m just expecting the best,” Morse said. “Even if I don’t make the Big East-anything, I at least want my team to have a winning season, go to the NCAA Tournament. I just have high expectations for not just myself, but for everybody else.” Coach Terri Mitchell has been impressed with Morse, who shot just 36.6 percent from the floor in her freshman year

despite her solid scoring. “I think what she brings to the table is her versatility and scoring,” Mitchell said. “She can go to the hoop, she can pull up, or she can shoot the three. When you have that and you’ve worked on it, that makes you someone who can score.” Mitchell has given Morse what she calls the “green light” on offense because of her decision making and ability to make shots. In order for her to retain that green light, she has to be sure to remain dedicated in practice. “She has to be in the gym constantly stroking her shot,” Mitchell said. “She has to understand what’s the best shot for the team.” Junior forward Katherine Plouffe thinks of Morse as an upperclassman based on the playing time she had last season, and she would like to see Morse use this to her advantage. Plouffe said Morse’s job will become increasingly difficult as the team squares off with challenging teams, but she hopes she’ll overcome that. “She’s really been working on her shooting and ball handling, so the rest of the team is looking for her to be consistent with that,” Plouffe said. “We’re going to look at her to be that consistent shooter and consistent ball handler if we need her to

be. She’s really stepping up there.” Morse didn’t experiment too much at the point guard position last season, but this time around, she should have more chances to bring the ball up the floor because Mitchell is trying to making all the backcourt players proficient at both point and shooting guard. “Being able to run a team and also scoring and getting everyone involved are some things I actually struggled with last year, but I have everyone on the coaching staff who’s helping me to get better with those things,” Morse said. “I can play point guard, I can be a combo guard. Whatever they ask me to play, I’ll be able to play it.” The casual fan overlooks the job of a backcourt player and the difficulties she has to face. Mitchell said ball control is one of the most underrated aspects of a guard’s game and that Morse should take time while the season is young to clear any imperfections in that. “You have to master the ball handling so that it never becomes an issue and (so you can have) the ability to set your teammates up,” Mitchell said. “Until they have the ball in their hand and until they have somebody all over them, they won’t understand the pressure that a ball handler feels.”

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The Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 issue of the Marquette Tribune.