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Jake Thomas to seek transfer Athletics spokesman confirms redshirt junior’s intention By Trey Killian
According to a report by CBS basketball analyst Jeff Goodman, Marquette guard Jake Thomas will not be returning to the Golden Eagles next season. Goodman reported via Twitter around 9 p.m. Wednesday that the redshirt junior will transfer to one of four inquiring colleges. The schools interested are reportedly Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Illinois-Chicago and South Alabama. Sports information director Scott Kuykendall confirmed that Thomas asked for his release, and it was granted. Thomas averaged just nine minutes per game in 2012-13, scoring 42 points and grabbing 22 rebounds in 23 games played. Thomas’ most memorable moment as a Golden Eagles was a four-point play against Syracuse on Feb. 25 that helped Marquette rally to defeat the Orange 74-71.
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Sharpshooting guard Jake Thomas, who averaged nine minutes per game this year, will seek to transfer from Marquette next year a source confirmed.
Commission DPS officers? No ANNOUNCED comment, captain responds TO BE
After a call by a criminology professor for the commissioning of Department of Public Safety officers on campus last month, DPS Captain Russell Shaw declined to comment on the idea Tuesday. Richard Zevitz, a professor of criminology and the former division director for the Sheriff’s Department in San Francisco, argued that the delegation of police powers to qualified DPS officers would improve security and safety on
campus in a letter to the Tribune universities located in urban environments have commissioned published March 26. “Under such a delegation, officers in their public safety departments, inqualified memcluding Loyola bers of MarUniversity Chiquette’s DPS cago, Saint would receive Louis University certification by and Northwestthe State of Wisern University. consin authoHowever, some, rizing them to including Dedetain suspects Paul University, and make arrests still rely on an based on probuncommisable cause, to sioned public conduct searchsafety force. es and seizures C u r r e n t l y, within the strict Russell Shaw, captain, Department of Public Safety DPS officers, limits of the law though some and to undertake those activities presently and are licensed to carry firetypically performed by cam- arms, in effect only have the pus police departments across power of a citizen’s arrest. Wisconsin,” Zevitz wrote. Numerous private See DPS, page 5
Similar measures have been taken at comparable schools By Nick Biggi
Presidential candidate Sam Schultz (right) and running mate Zach Bowman
Students cast their ballots yesterday for MUSG academic senators, MUSG President and Executive Vice President, and RHA President and Vice President. Results will be announced today at 10 a.m. at AMU 133.
Presidential candidate Michaela Tarpey (right) and running mate Thomas Schick
Follow the Tribune’s Twitter account (@mutribune) to learn the results of the race and up-to-date election analysis. The new MUSG president and executive vice president will be inaugurated tonight at 7 p.m. in AMU 227.
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Group to host regional conference on campus.
We certainly appreciate that Dr. Zevitz thinks we’re a highly professional organization.”
Domestic violence is too serious to be ignored.
The Louisville Cardinals are the elite team I was looking for.
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News in Brief Roggensack wins seat over prof.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patience Roggensack defeated Marquette law professor Ed Fallone Tuesday, 57 percent to 43 percent, in Tuesday’s Supreme Court election. Throughout the campaign, Roggensack based her platform on her experience on the bench. Before her first 10-year term on the Supreme Court, she had served two terms on the State Court of Appeals. “I am so grateful for the support I have received from the voters across Wisconsin tonight,” Roggensack said in a statement. “I’m excited to get back to work and focus on serving the people of Wisconsin as a member of the Court.” Roggensack’s victory gives her a second 10-year term, retaining the Court’s conservative majority. On many of the Court’s controversial decisions of the past ten years, such as the upholding of Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10, rulings have often been 4-3, with Roggensack being in the majority. “Although I couldn’t manufacture a win tonight, the fight will continue to bring equal justice for all Wisconsinites and to end the dysfunction that has plagued our Supreme Court for the last two years,” Fallone said in a concession statement.
Taliban assaults west Afghanistan A Taliban assault on a courthouse in western Afghanistan yesterday killed at least 53 people and injured more than 100 in what has become the deadliest attack of the war since 2011. Militants disguised as Afghan soldiers stormed the government compound in Farah province near the border with Iran with two detonating suicide bombs and others fighting government forces in a six-hour firefight. A government spokesman said at least 34 of the dead were civilians, and 10 were soldiers and policemen. All nine militants were reported killed after security forces surrounded the courthouse, and some of the civilians killed were hostages executed in the building’s basement.
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This image from an AP video shows doctors attending to an injured man at the local hospital in Farah, western Afghanistan, Wednesday after a Taliban assault killed at least 53 people in a courthouse.
The militants were trying to free more than a dozen Taliban prisoners who were en route to the courthouse for trial. Reports conflicted on whether they were successful, with at least one prisoner reported to have escaped, while a government official said all were accounted for.
N. Korea threatens ‘merciless’ attack North Korea said it has approved a “merciless” nuclear strike on United States targets Wednesday, with the warning coming after previous threats of hostile action against the U.S. In response to North Korea’s rhetoric, the U.S. has moved a set of missiles, known as the THAAD system, to Guam as a precautionary measure. A spokesman for the General Staff of the North Korean Army said the merciless attack will be implemented through “cutting-edge, smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means” and is a result of the “ever-escalating U.S. hostile policy” toward North Korea. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington is not taking these assertions lightly. “They have ratcheted up their
The page one article in Tuesday’s Tribune entitled “Alumna honored as physical therapy Rookie of the Year” included a photo of Liz Scott, a Marquette alumna who studied physical therapy. The woman pictured was not the same Liz Scott featured in the article, however; the Liz Scott featured in the article was known as Liz Burns during her time at Marquette. A photo
of the correct Liz Scott is now included in the online version of the article. The same article mistakenly reported that Liz Scott was offered a full-time position at West Allis Memorial Hospital. Scott in fact served as an aide at the hospital; she was offered a full-time position after graduation with Marquette’s neurologic residency program and the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. The Tribune regrets the errors.
March 27 At 10:10 a.m. DPS observed a person not affiliated with Marquette consuming alcohol in Campus Town Lot 1. MPD was contacted and cited the subject for public drinking.
A PEOPLE FREE TO CHOOSE WILL ALWAYS CHOOSE PEACE.
The page 10 column in Tuesday’s Tribune entitled “Tulsa health case demands accountability” mistakenly reported that the Tulsa, Okla., dentist Scott Harrington graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Harrington in fact graduated from the now-defunct Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis. The Tribune regrets the error.
At 1:00 p.m. a student reported being sexually assaulted by a known subject in McCormick Hall. MPD was contacted.
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At 8:16 p.m. a student reported that a person not affiliated with Marquette was trespassing in a building in the 2100 block of W. Wisconsin Ave. MPD took the subject into custody.
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April 1 At 4:33 p.m. a student was caught in possession of a fake ID in Parking Structure 1.
April 2 At 9:08 a.m. an employee reported that unknown person(s) vandalized university property in Schroeder Hall, causing an estimated $600 in damage.
bellicose, dangerous rhetoric, and some of the actions they’ve taken over the last few weeks present a real and clear danger,” Hagel said. The U.S. has also dispatched two warships to the western Pacific.
Obama to return 5 percent of pay In an attempt to show solidarity with other government employees affected by sequestration, President Barack Obama decided to return 5 percent of his salary each month to the Treasury, White House officials said Wednesday. Obama, whose income as president is $400,000 per year, will turn over $1,667 each month and will continue to do so throughout the 2013 fiscal year. The $85 million budget cuts, which went into effect March 1, may force hundreds of thousands of workers to take furloughs unless Congress compromises to revise such cuts. Specifically, as many as 700,000 Department of Defense civilians will have to take one unpaid day off each week for up to 14 weeks in the coming months. The president is not the only public figure returning part of his income. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska are also
participating in the budget cuts. In the past, presidents Herbert Hoover and John F. Kennedy donated portions of their salaries to charities. In 2011, first lady Michelle Obama and the president reported $789,674 in adjusted gross income, down from $1.8 million in 2010 and $5.5 million in 2009. Half of the family’s income in 2011 came from the president’s book sales.
MKE schools to lose 719 workers
At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, 719 Milwaukee Public Schools staff members will leave the district, according to a list of staff resignations approved by the school board last months. The five-page list of resignations and retirements, including 503 teachers and 31 administrators, amounts to close to a tenth of the district’s current workforce. The Fiscal Year 2013 budget for MPS supports 8,905 staff positions including 122 principals, 4,810 teachers, 894 educational assistants, 274 psychologists, social workers, therapists and nurses and 392 clerical workers. The Milwaukee Public School systems is comprised of 139 schools enrolling 78 thousand students, according to the district’s website.
Events Calendar APRIL 2013 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Thursday 4 GSA Bake Sale, Lalumiere Language Hall, 10 a.m. How to End Racism in About an Hour, Weasler Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Annex Team Trivia, Union Sports Annex, 9 p.m.
Student Media Spring Concert, Weasler Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Saturday 6 Walk Now for Autism Speaks, BMO Harris Bradley Center, 9 a.m. The Naturals Here Comes Treble Concert, Weasler Auditorium, 3 p.m. Dance Inc. Spring Showcase: You Should Be Dancing, Varsity Theater, 7 p.m. Annex Acoustic Night featuring Daniel Schergen, Union Sports Annex, 9 p.m.
AMSA Spring Blood Drive, AMU, 10 a.m.
Baseball – Innovations That Changed the Game, Discovery World, 9 a.m.
What Not To Wear Fashion Show, AMU, 6 p.m.
BSO Cultural Show- How I Met Your Nanay, Weasler Auditorium, 2 p.m.
MU Cash Cab, Marquette LIMO Route, 7 p.m.
Celebration of the Rites of Initiation, Church of the Gesu, 3 p.m.
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MIAD-Marquette to narrow relationship next year Cross-credit classes to be limited to students with fine arts minor By Catelyn Roth-Johnson
Marquette’s partnership with the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design will change for the 2013-2014 school year, MIAD Program Director for Marquette Jean Grow said. Starting next year, only Marquette students who have declared a fine arts minor will be able to take classes through the partnership. Previously all Marquette students could take courses not offered at the university, such as studio art or upper level graphic design, through the program. Jean Weimer, registrar at MIAD who works with the cross-registration, was unable to comment as of press time. The fine arts minor through the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design offers four tracks: studio art, photography, graphic design and motion narrative. Grow, an associate professor in the College of Communication, said enrollment increased 70 percent in the last five years. “Nowadays, it is such a skill set to have creative background in your professional career,” she said. “I personally think there will be a high demand for it in the workplace.” Grow said the process of enrolling within both colleges can be difficult. “We do find some issues with the dual enrollment with students,” she said. “MIAD does not have an online registration process, and their date of registration is two to three weeks after the Marquette date.” Megan Noviskis, a senior in the
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Students looking to take courses at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in the future will be required to have declared a fine arts minor.
College of Communication with a fine arts minor, said the course registration process presents problems for Marquette students. “The class registration process has become increasingly difficult,” she said. “My advisor had no idea that I needed to submit a registration form to MIAD before each semester in order to be accepted to take a course at MIAD.” Noviskis said there was no guarantee she was going to be accepted into the courses. Not only is the MIAD registration generally two to three weeks after
Marquette’s, students at MIAD register for their classes before Marquette students when the date comes, Noviskis said. She said she was not expecting the process to be so difficult and would not recommend this program to prospective students. “The registration and planning process is so disorganized between the two schools, it could really mess up someone’s graduation plans,” she said. “I had to continuously contact people back and forth about issues I was having, and no one seemed to want to
deal with me, so I had to make a big stink about things just to get the help and changes I needed.” Joseph Buzzelli, advertising major and graphic design minor through MIAD, said he had no trouble registering for classes in the program until this past semester because many of the classes were full for the spring 2013 semester. “I really wanted to take an advertising design class, but was unable to do so,” he said. “I wish the Marquette advisers would’ve worked with me more
so I could’ve taken it last year.” Noviskis said students enrolling in courses at MIAD pay an average of $100 per class as a course fee on top of Marquette tuition. She also said buying supplies and computer programs for the courses add up quickly. She said the computer programs are included in MIAD students’ tuition, while Marquette students need to purchase them on their own. “But I do feel that this is an important program, and I have learned so much about my minor through a different perspective.”
Groups join to promote mental health awareness Mental Health Awareness Week Monday: Starting a Conversation
1 Green Ribbon Campaign* All Week under the Bridge
2 Active Minds Info Table 11 a.m.–
2 p.m. AMU 2nd floor lobby 3 Mindful Monday: Yoga 6-7 p.m. AMU 1st floor lobby 4 Academic Panel: How Mental Health Intersects Multiple Disciplines 7:309 p.m. Straz Hall, Room 105
Wednesday: Peer Intervention
1 Green Ribbon Campaign 2 Active Minds Info Table 3 QPR/Suicide Prevention Training: 6-8 p.m. Lalumiere Room 216
Friday: Sharing Stories
1 Green Ribbon Campaign 2 Active Minds Info Table 3 Student Keynotes: Facilitated by
Rogers InHealth Director Sue McKenzie with student volunteers. 5-6:30 p.m. Straz Hall Room 105 4 MUSG Movie: Silver Linings Playbook, 9 p.m.Varsity Theater
Tuesday: Maintaining Wellness
1 Green Ribbon Campaign 2 Active Minds Info Table 3 Tea Tasting: Tea Tuesday 12-1 p.m.
AMU 157 4 Stigma in the Media and Brenda Wesleyʼs Personal Story 7-8:30p.m.
AMU Ballroom E
5 Yoga Clubʼs Detoxifying Food Session
and Yoga 8:30-9:30 p.m. AMU Ballroom A
Thursday: Confronting Stigma
1 Green Ribbon Campaign 2 Active Minds Info Table 3 NAMIʼs Theater Performance:
“Pieces: In My Own Voice” 7-9 p.m. AMU Grand Ballrooms
1 Suicide and Depression Awareness
Walk and Vigil Facilitated by Active Minds 5-9 p.m. Lalumiere Hall and Joan of Arc Chapel
*The Green Ribbon Campaign involves blanketing campus with green ribbons and the green ribbon symbol to show support for mental health awareness.
Annual week to host programs aimed at ending stigmas By Eric Oliver
Nearly 40 percent of all college students who receive counseling suffer from psychological disorders, according to a survey from the American College Counseling Association. So Marquette organizations banded together to sponsor this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which will take place April 8-14. Mental Health Awareness Week is sponsored by several groups, including Active Minds, the Center for Health Education and Promotion, the Xi-Xi Chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, the Marquette Student Nurse Association and the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Milwaukee, among others. A green ribbon campaign, informational tables, an academic panel on how mental health intersects multiple disciplines, a theater performance, a student keynote event and a walk and vigil will highlight the week. Amy Messman, Marquette’s coordinator of health education and promotion, said students and faculty should wear green
ribbons during the week to support those who have been affected by mental illness. “Mental health-related issues can affect any of us,” Messman said. “I would encourage any student or staff member to get involved and show your support.” Michael Haen, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences and chapter welfare chairperson of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, helped to organize the week’s events. Haen said in an email that the groups are hosting the week to raise awareness about mental health, allow community members to share stories about mental health and reduce the stigmas surrounding mental health conditions. “I think everyone saw a clear trend in the media arising from Sandy Hook, a debate about gun control and a debate about how to address mental health in this country,” Haen said. “Much of the media coverage seems to focus on mental health only when violence is involved, and I think that point inspired Mental Health Awareness Week.” Haen said students have to overcome the negative stigmas surrounding mental health and allow the issue to come to the forefront. “If (mental health issues) remain private to the individual and there is a decision made
to not disclose, there is a substantial risk that the disabling effects of the diagnosis will worsen,” Haen said. Sue McKenzie, director of Rogers InHealth, an organization that serves people with mental illness, will deliver the keynote address, which will be followed by student stories focusing on mental health. “This may sound odd, but if we start to accept mental health and the adversity sometimes associated with it as a commonality between us all, we can eliminate some of the stigma associated with it,” Haen said. “Sharing a personal experience with another person in an appropriate manner and setting can go a long way in opening up dialogue.” Meghann Rosenwald, a junior in the College of Health Sciences and president of the Marquette chapter of Active Minds, said an open discussion is the most important thing to foster when it comes to mental health. “The more comfortable students are with discussing mental health disorders and making them less of a taboo topic, the more likely they are to seek the treatment they need if they need it,” Rosenwald said. “The negative stigma surrounding mental health makes it difficult for students to talk about it. The more we talk about it, the less of a taboo it becomes.”
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Campus to host regional journalism conference from professionals who care about their success,” he said. “We want as many Marquette students to attend the event as from other universities.” Lowe said his first experience with a summit helped him land his first job after graduating By Catelyn Roth-Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org from Marquette in 1984. “That was the first time Journalism students from I had ever seen so many across the region will con- black journalists gathered in verge at Marquette for the 2013 one place,” he said. Midwest Journalism SumAt the summit, Lowe met the mit April 12 and 13, hosted editor of the Milwaukee Comby the Marquette chapter of munity Journal, the publication the National Association of where he was hired soon after. Black Journalists. “(At this summit), Mira Lowe and students could meet James Causey will professionals who serve as keynote could give them a job speakers and will be one day,” Lowe said. joined by other proMarissa Evans, the fessional journalists, president of Marincluding Joe Grimm, quette’s NABJ chapLatoya Dennis, Chuck ter, said the summit O’Neil and Everett will have much to ofMarshburn. fer for the more than Mira Lowe Herbert Lowe, 75 students attending. husband of keynote “Our programming speaker Mira Lowe, is the has something for all journalism adviser to NABJ-MU. students, be it if they want to “This is a great opportunity be reporters for newspapers or for young journalists to come magazines or television or radio from near and far to learn or something else newsroom
Events to be hosted by National Association of Black Journalists
related,” Evans said. “We’re also excited to have inspiring and outstanding journalists in the journalism community come and speak.” One of the programs, “Beyond the Data,” will teach students to find public records for stories and how to use the Freedom of Information Act in their pieces. “Behind the Lens,” another interactive workshop, will have panelists Chuck O’Neil, director of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Everett Marshburn, producer at Milwaukee Public Television. Natalie Wickman, a freshman journalism major in the College of Communication, registered for the event. “This event provides networking opportunities, workshops and advice for people in the field,” she said. “It’ll be a way to immerse myself in all things journalism and a helpful step for me to take as I start looking for internships.” Wickman said she is most excited to hear James Causey, the editorial writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and for the “Meet your Competition” panel.
(At this summit), students could meet professionals who could give them a job one day.” Herbert Lowe, advisor, NABJ-MU In the panel, attendees will hear from experienced students explaining how to obtain internships and jobs after graduation. Joe Grimm, a visiting editor in residence at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism and the “Ask the Recruiter” writer for the Poynter Institute, will moderate. “We chose our speakers based off geographical location, availabilities and what we felt they had to offer the participants coming,” Evans said. “We believe the summit has great panelists and speakers who can inspire a variety of students and educators.” According to Evans, the Marquette NABJ chapter, founded three years ago, has been planning for the summit since November. On its website, the NABJ describes itself as “the largest organization of
journalists of color in the nation,” and “advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.” “This summit is not just about journalism; it’s also about showing how the college promotes diversity on campus and as a fellow journalism program in the Midwest,” Evans said. “NABJ-MU is the sole student chapter in Wisconsin, and we’re very excited to have the opportunity to take the lead in planning a regional conference that unites journalism students.” The cost to attend is $11.54, and Wickman said she was surprised the price was not higher. “I imagine that they priced the event with college students in mind,” she said. “This price is definitely something I can swing, and I think it’s a very worthwhile buy because this event should help me land jobs or internships.”
“ SEEK NOT GREATNESS, BUT SEEK TRUTH AND YOU WILL FIND BOTH. ”
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DPS: Professor argues commissioned officers would increase safety Zevitz elaborated on his not comment on the idea of position Tuesday. commissioning, he did acknowl“(Let’s say) somebody pulls edge the department’s appreciaa lick (robs someone), you are tion for Zevitz’s conviction that on Michigan at 2:00 at night DPS is a reputable group. and you are going to your off“We certainly appreciate that campus housing,” Zevitz said. Dr. Zevitz thinks we’re a highly “I sneak behind you and put a professional organization, and shank in your back. What are his Viewpoint in the Trib is his you going to do? Who are you own opinion, but at this time going to call? Public Safety. there’s nothing I can comment If you call the on in regard Milwaukee Poto his feelings lice, you might about DPS and as well call the issue of comJimmy John’s. missioning,” You call PubShaw said. lic Safety, they Zevitz also are there, and made the artheir response gument that time is excelif DPS offilent. They are cers are armed, better trained, they should be better educatgiven the right ed and better Richard Zevitz, professor of to arrest. supervised.” “They wear criminology He also pointguns,” Zevitz ed out that said. “Think the proximity of the DPS of- about it. If our guys and gals get fices would make it more con- there, shouldn’t they have arvenient for students to call rest powers? If they are armed, and for DPS to respond. why shouldn’t they have arrest Zevitz said he is pushing for powers? I rest my case.” DPS to be granted arrest powIf commissioned DPS offiers so that the officers do not cers would have increased powhave to wait until the Mil- ers in certain capacities, Zevitz waukee Police Department said they would be limited in comes to the scene of a crime others. For example, he said, to deal with the suspect. Fourth Amendment protections Although Captain Shaw did would exist for students when
I sneak behind you and put a shank in your back. What are you going to do? Who are you going to call? Public Safety.”
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Private universities such as Saint Louis University and Northwestern University commission some officers.
it comes to dorm room searches, meaning that officers would need to have probable cause to perform a search.
“Our guys and gals will have more discretion because there is something called the Fourth Amendment where you
have to have probable cause,” Zevitz said. “Right now they can search your dorm room (without probable cause).”
In talk, author recalls personal struggle with abuse Domestic violence the focus of emotional talk on campus By Emily Wright
Giving a face and voice to an emotionally jarring subject, Elin Stebbins Waldal spoke on campus last night about her experience as a domestic violence survivor and the role of the media in driving the narrative about rape and abuse. “We have a big problem
with dating violence in this country,” Waldal said. Waldal, who was in an abusive relationship as a teenager and college student, spent part of her discussion talking about her personal experience and her own recovery, but focused the majority of her talk about rape
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Elin Stebbins Waldal speaks in the McGee Lecture Series Wednesday in the Alumni Memorial Union.
culture, socialization of gen- powerful is because it highlights der stereotypes in the media, that domestic violence can hapand current efforts to change pen to anyone,” said Meghan the conversation. Stroshine, an associate professor “We are in a dire need for a of Criminology and Law Studies paradigm shift on how to prevent who teaches a course on domessexual assault,” tic violence. Waldal said. Stroshine, who She referred to teaches Waldal’s the Steubenville book as part of case as well as her class, said Chris Brown and the book helped Rihanna as exstudents underamples of how stand the comthe media drives plex dynamics the conversaand powerful tion about doemotions that mestic violence are involved in and abuse. abusive relationWaldal said ships. The topic Elin Stebbins Waldal, author and of domestic or that the “’TwiMcGee Lecturer dating violence light’ enterprise” inspired her to is significant for tell her story. She said that there college students, given the stawere several parts of the multi- tistics regarding its frequency. million dollar book-turned-mov- Nearly one in three (29 percent) ie enterprise that disturbed her. college women say they have She said that the emphasis on the been in an abusive dating reladamsel in distress stereotype, tionship, according to a 2011 as well as the normalization of College Dating Violence & both stalking and controlling Abuse Poll, which Stroshine citbehavior through Edward’s ac- ed. In addition, according to the tions, were problematic for her. same poll, girls and young wom“There’s a significant amount en between the ages of 16 and of glossing over of signs of 24 experience the highest rate of abuse in the books,” she said. intimate partner violence, at alWaldal’s presentation was most triple the national average. part of the McGee Lecture Se“We may be (far) more eduries, which focuses on address- cated about domestic violence ing social justice issues. Becca than we were years ago, but Osmolski, a sophomore in the there is still a tendency for College of Arts & Sciences, many young people to believe was inspired after reading Wal- that domestic violence is somedal’s book “Tornado Warning” thing that can’t or won’t happen to help bring her to campus. to them,” Stroshine said. “Tornado Warning” is Waldal’s For Waldal, changing the socibiography and tells her experi- etal story is extremely important. ence from two perspectives: that She cited several public service of her teenage self experienc- announcement campaigns such ing the abuse and reflections on as “Love Is Not Abuse” and “No her ordeal from the future. More,” saying that these are im“I wanted to share how helpful portant ways of helping people. she was to me,” Osmolski said. “The book related well to my “One of the reasons that life,” Osmolski said. “It didn’t Ms. Waldal’s story is so make me feel so isolated.”
There’s a significant amount of glossing over of signs of abuse in the (Twilight) books.”
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Joe Kaiser, Viewpoints Editor and Editorial Writer Katie Doherty, Editorial Writer Andrew Phillips, Editor-in-Chief Maria Tsikalas, Managing Editor Patrick Leary, Sports Editor Pat Simonaitis, News Editor Ashley Nickel, Copy Chief Allison Kruschke, Projects Editor Rob Gebelhoff, Visual Content Editor Matt Mueller, Marquee Editor Rebecca Rebholz, Photo Editor
Domestic violence needs more attention, care
MUSG BUDGET BREAKDOWN
for the 2013 fiscal year
TOTAL REVENUE: $469,700.00
FUNDS ALLOCATED TO STUDENT ORGANIZATION FUNDING:
$130,700.00 Non-club sports:
Student organization funding: Program board expenses:
Programs and services expenses:
Source: Marquette Student Government
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MUSG organization funding amendment needs revision Our view: MUSG legislation designed to improve student organization funding is well-intended, but could be changed to better benefit students who use the funds. At 7 p.m. today, a new president and executive vice president will be inducted into MUSG, beginning their year-long term as the elected leaders of Marquette’s approximately 8,000 undergraduate students. We are excited to see what these two students will achieve and how they will enact the ideas they outlined on their platforms. One particular issue candidates on both tickets worked on this semester is addressing student organization funding. Last month, MUSG Senators voted on a piece of legislation called Amendment 5. This amendment aimed to remove the clause in MUSG’s constitution that establishes that a minimum percentage of the Student Activity Fee must be set aside for the student organization funding process. It did not pass within the MUSG Senate, and for good reason. While the legislation might seem to make sense in the short term, it also poses longterm problems that need to be addressed. Last year, MUSG passed legislation lowering the threshold of its budget allocated to SOF from 33 to 30 percent. Amendment 5 attempted to take this a step further by removing any percentage minimum so that funds could be distributed with more flexibility. Some rationale behind this legislation was a growing number of unreimbursed SOF funds, or money that MUSG allocated to certain student organizations that was never collected by the organizations, totaling $93,476 in the last three fiscal years. This money was then put into MUSG’s reserve fund instead of spent on student activities. The reserve fund contains excess money remaining from annual operating budgets that has accumulated over several years and can only be accessed in special circumstances. Additionally, student surveys have shown that an overwhelming majority (94.6 percent of students in a Spring 2011 survey) prefers to see funds from student activity fees go to on-campus events, and this legislation would seem to help address this preference by allowing more money to go to the on-campus programming it puts on throughout the year. It seems logical for a student to answer an MUSG survey saying he or she would rather have the student fee money spent on-campus rather than off, but funding for student organizations to attend training and conferences or club sport expenses do have
a place in the student activity fee. They can be just as valuable to those in student organizations as on-campus events, and it should be noted that many student organizations struggle to get fellow students to attend their own on-campus events. While funding for off-campus events probably shouldn’t make up the majority of the SOF spending, it should not be eliminated. We agree with MUSG that something needs to be done to ensure the best use of students’ money, and we are glad the organization is trying to address the problems at hand. But we don’t believe legislation removing the 30 percent threshold is the answer because it only solves the problems for MUSG and not necessarily for students. While we believe it to be valuable, oncampus programming only attracts some students. In moving forward with decisions to move money from student organizations to MUSG programming, MUSG should take into account the diversity of students who make up the more than 250 organizations and might not be interested in or available to attend on-campus programs such as Late Nights. Though the legislation certainly would have given the budget more flexibility and made allocating student funds easier for the budget committee, we believe MUSG can achieve similar goals by increased communication with student organization representatives and a re-evaluation of the importance of off-campus event funding. We understand that removing the 30 percent minimum would not necessarily mean a great reduction in SOF allocations, but we appreciate that there is money set aside in the MUSG financial policies specifically for these organizations. One solution may be to change financial policies so that unreimbursed SOF funds can be bookmarked to go to programs instead of the reserve fund next year. Another option would be to create a process by which the senate could vote on sending money not allocated to student organizations back to the programming board, or to the reserve fund if necessary. That way, unspent money would not have to be wasted, while the minimum percentage of money specifically for student organizations would still exist. We understand that MUSG needs to find a solution to its budgetary issues, but given that Amendment 5 did not pass, we believe it is time to look at other options. Its goal is to improve the process of allocating student money, and we hope to see this next administration accomplish that successfully.
Caroline Campbell The Tribune published a story Tuesday about the rising frequency of aggravated assault cases in Milwaukee, citing domestic violence as a partial cause of this increase. While this may simply seem like numbers in a news story, domestic violence is a unique crime that is not often spoken about and carries so many stigmas that we often avoid speaking about it. Domestic violence that makes the news often gets labeled as something other than domestic violence. The Jennifer Sebena case mentioned in Tuesday’s article or the shooting in Brookfield last October at the Azana spa are just two examples of this. We see domestic violence as an private, personal crime, not something that is supposed to make front-page news. We are afraid to talk about it. Domestic violence affects mostly women, as 85 percent of domestic violence victims are female. Women in abusive relationships suffer horrendously on a daily basis at the hands of someone who might tell them it is for their own good, that it is their fault; someone who is expected to love them unconditionally, like a husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, brother, father or mother. Abuse is not always physical; emotional abuse is often just as harmful. One in four women will experience domestic violence of some form in their lifetime, which is the equivalent of a floor and a half of Cobeen Hall residents. The most at-risk age group is between ages 20 and 24, which includes about half of the female undergraduate population at Marquette. I could write pages more about domestic violence causes, statistics and research, but I think that type of information can just bog us down. What is most
important when discussing and understanding domestic violence is how to help victims and how they can share their stories. Four years ago, if someone had asked me to define domestic violence, I would not have known what to say. Now, however, I don’t think I would know where to start. My sorority’s national philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness, and we hold fundraisers for women’s shelters, volunteer and host events that raise awareness about the struggles of those who suffer from domestic abuse. Being in an environment that allows us to talk about this “unspeakable” topic helps us learn from one another. We also share stories. We share the stories of our mothers, our sisters and ourselves. We are shoulders for each other to cry on and safety nets for each other to fall back on. The support system and open environment we have is, I believe, key to dealing with these unthinkable situations. I don’t mean that every woman needs sorority sisters on whom to fall back. What I am talking about is women helping other women who are in need. I don’t know what it will take to end the domestic violence epidemic. I do know, however, that one way to work toward that goal is to educate and involve more women in the cause. I have never personally been a victim of a domestic abuse crime, but every time I hear of one, my heart breaks a little. I am inspired by survivors to raise money and awareness and spend my time helping in their fight. It is going to take women across the board, from all walks of life, in all professions to end domestic violence. We need women in government and politics who are not afraid to talk about it with one another and their male colleagues. We need caring women to work in shelters and as advocates. We need women journalists and news writers to be unafraid to bring domestic violence to the forefront of our minds. We need men to be able to talk about it, too, but as a crime that disproportionately affects women, it has to start with us. We need to be able to talk about it. Caroline Campbell is a senior in the College of Communication with a major in journalism and a minor in history. Email her at caroline.campbell@ marquette.edu.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Monsanto legislation leaves bad taste
Tony Manno It’s inevitable: With new times and technologies come new reasons for sciencefiction-style paranoia. I’ve heard the lot of it – cell phone signals fry brain cells, webcams are hacked for FBI infiltration (avoided with a piece of tape), social media keeping a permanent dialogue of our lives for some sort of future revenge. Maybe there’s a guy out there worried about a government takeover by an army of Segways. Who knows for sure? I can’t say I’ve been kept from some of these myself – and if there’s one that’s gets my nerves in a knot recently, it’s the chemicals used in food production. So when I caught wind of the aptly-named
“Monsanto Protection Act,” a provision attached to a continuing resolution in Congress last week which protects the producers of genetically-modified food sources from any court dealings arising from their products’ health concerns, I sweat bullets. A swipe of the president’s pen, and it’s cheeseburgers with a side of BT-corn and a large aspartame for all. I’m convinced this is where it all comes to a screeching halt. Every time I eat an acronym, it’s five minutes off my final years. But you know, my paranoia isn’t all unwarranted. Many individual studies – such as one in 2011 by Canadian researchers, which found the insecticidal protein Cry1AB in the blood of pregnant women – point to the potential health risks of toying with Mother Nature this way. The studies often draw harsh criticism from the likes of Monsanto and its pals. But regardless of conclusiveness, the research certainly doesn’t lean the other way far enough to warrant such legislation that can pull away the safety net of those affected by such chemicals. And while companies like Monsanto, the biotech mega-giant responsible for much of the supply of genetically modified seeds (as well as insecticides, weed killers, plastics) sit atop their newfound piles of money
with a smug grin, any new discoveries in the research are for naught if you or I ever get sick from the stuff. It’s just another sight of money reigning supreme in Congress. Lobbyists for the chemical giants fought hard to attach this nonrelated addition 78 pages deep into the budgetary measure. So what is there to do from here? As an in-between after all this ruckus, I would hope to see a push for a 2007 Obama campaign promise to label foods containing GMOs in the supermarket. It doesn’t take the science experiments entirely out of our meals, but at least we’d know what’s going down the hatch. Maybe a public push for something like this could lure food suppliers away from their reliance on chemicals, especially if their sales were to drop in the stores. Like I said, not a solution, but a step in the right direction. I can only hope regulators like the FDA will sit up and take a good look at what’s going into the food supply before we all start growing tentacles. Boy oh boy. Sobelman’s Eastside Grill is sounding scrumptious right about now. Tony Manno is a junior in the College of Communication double majoring in journalism and writing-intensive English. He is studying abroad in France. Email him at email@example.com.
Tribune 7 Internet comments facilitate bad behavior By Brooke Goodman
When I started working for the Marquette Tribune a few years ago there was an upperclassman columnist who really knew how to get people talking. His columns were provocative, controversial and often about a hot topic on campus when they appeared on newsstands. This columnist was someone people loved to hate. I would sit at Tribune staff meetings each week anxiously awaiting the Viewpoints budget so I could hear what type of controversial topic he had chosen to tackle next. Same-sex marriage? Check. Marquette administrative issues? Check. Affirmative action? Of course. Criticism of the way females on campus dressed? You bet. The man may have been controversial, but he was highly informed in his attempt to do what any good columnist should – he stirred the pot.
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Twenty one pilots recently began the Midwest leg of its 2013 tour and will be performing at Marquette tomorrow night with Five Knives and Alchemy for WMUR’s spring concert.
Twenty one pilots’ fast rise to fame makes stop at Marquette By Claire Nowak
Marquette students have the opportunity to see three of the music industry’s rising stars perform on a national, MTV-sponsored tour this weekend. And they won’t even need to leave campus. Marquette Student Media’s annual free spring concert will present twenty one pilots with supporting acts Five Knives and Alchemy tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Weasler Auditorium. Recently named one of MTV’s Artists To Watch, twenty one pilots is among the biggest musical acts to come to campus in recent years. Its energetic music and onstage acrobatics have helped sell out shows on the band’s current Trip For Concerts tour and will surely highlight tomorrow’s concert. Booking the show, however, was more complicated than Marquette Radio special events director Christina Kowalsky had hoped. “Twenty one pilots is a bit of a special case for me, just because my partner Sasha Molin and I have been following them for a little while,” Kowalsky said. “(We even) contacted them last year about performing at the spring concert.” Unfortunately, that proposal didn’t
go as planned. Last year’s spring concert fell on the same date as the alternative duo’s hometown show announcing its signing to record label Fueled by Ramen. Nevertheless, Kowalsky was determined to bring twenty one pilots to Marquette. “We kept in contact with their booking agent and just kept checking it out, seeing if the prices were raised and what their tour situations were looking like coming up,” she said. “We did that for literally almost a year until finally we buckled down last semester and said, ‘We definitely want twenty one pilots to come. Let’s see what we can do.’ After a bit of talk, seeing what their tour situation was, we got it locked down.” While the group’s music is still relatively unknown by mainstream standards, twenty one pilots’ popularity has skyrocketed since the band signed with its record label. Even just the past few months have been crucial to the band’s national recognition. “When we booked them at the beginning of the year, hardly anyone knew who they were,” Kowalsky said. “It was a gamble, but there was no denying how
incredible they were, and it was only a matter of time before people started recognizing that. Not long after we booked them, they started to get buzz. Their debut full-length (album) was released to amazing reviews, they entered into a high number on radio charts, and now they’re headlining an MTV-sponsored tour.” Opening for twenty one pilots is Five Knives, an electronic-rock band that wasn’t even supposed to be a band. Keyboardist Zach Hall and guitarist Nathan Barlowe worked together in Nashville as songwriting partners and started writing electronic songs together. Barlowe asked longtime friend Anna Worstell, now the band’s lead singer, to add vocals to the tracks and put them online. “The response became overwhelming where people were like, ‘When and where are you guys playing?’” Barlowe said. “And we weren’t even really a band yet.” Once drummer Shane Wise joined the group, they officially became Five Knives and released an EP, “The Rising,” in February. Although Five Knives has only been performing as a band for a year and a half, its unique music style played a major role in landing a spot on the Trip For Concerts tour. “Twenty one pilots has the same booking agency (as we do),” Barlowe said, “and they were looking for a band to take out (on the road) that fits in with them because they cross stylize as we do. We have hip-hop, electronic, punk all in our music. I think we’re a really good match with them because of that. Someone played them our music, and they liked it and said, ‘Come on the road.’” The 17-show series is the first real tour for Five Knives. The band is quickly learning that touring comes with many hours spent in a van with the same people and very little privacy. For Barlowe, the fans’ responses to the show make up for the downsides of traveling the country. “(There are) sold out shows almost every night,” Barlowe said. “It’s incredible.
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Twenty one pilots were named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch in 2013.
There’s a line around the building two hours before the shows start every night. I didn’t expect that. It’s been good exposure for us.” Although Marquette is the only university on the tour, Barlowe said the group will perform like it does at any other music venue. “We just bring everything we have every night,” he said. “It’s a fun performance, too, so I think people will like it.” The concert will also be an important one for members of Alchemy, a Milwaukee band that won the chance to open the show at the Spotlight MKE competition last month. Although they were invited by Marquette Radio to participate in the event, the musicians were initially hesitant about performing on Marquette’s campus. “Even though we love Marquette, we were a little apprehensive at first of just being a filler so that a Marquette band could win, to be honest,” band manager James Beckman said. “But everyone was really nice, really cordial, and it was all about the music and supporting great local talent. It ended up being a great experience.” Opening for a nationally-known band may intimidate some musicians, but Alchemy seems to have
enough confidence to overcome that pressure. The group released two EPs in less than a year, has booked headlining shows in Milwaukee and Chicago and is currently writing songs for its first full-length album. Tomorrow is just another step toward the band’s goal of placing itself on the national music scene. “These guys are polished,” Beckman said. “They know their craft, and they prepare in every way possible. This is their biggest gig they’ve had so far for sure. They’re ready for it.” While Beckman wants Marquette students to see the hard work Alchemy has put into its music, he said the entire concert is a rare opportunity that students should take advantage of, inadvertently praising Kowalsky in the process. “Whoever thought of this idea for Marquette was a genius,” he said. “To have a national tour come through – especially when it’s now sponsored by MTV – alone would be great, but then to tie in a local band and to have your own local music fest tied into it is, I think, the icing on the cake. People are going to see three great bands. And for free on top of it. You can’t beat that.”
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Henna night to leave mark on Marquette students Alumni engagement party brings cultural experience to campus By Erin Heffernan
All Marquette students are cordially invited to celebrate the engagement of Alexander Fabrizio and Rochelle Christensen, but it won’t be your typical engagement party. Instead Fabrizio, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Christensen, a 2012 alumna, are working with Marquette organizations to bring a traditional henna night to campus — complete with Arab and Muslim food, folk dances, performances and application of henna to the hands of all Marquette students interested in experiencing the tradition. The event will take place Saturday in the Alumni Memorial Union from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is sponsored by a coalition of Marquette and Milwaukee organizations, with the Office of International Education, the department of foreign languages and the Arab and Muslim Women Research and Resource Institute all coming together to celebrate the couple’s upcoming wedding in May. Fabrizio is a member of Marquette’s ROTC
program and a student of Arabic, and Christensen is an ensign in the U.S. Navy. Enaya Othman, president of AMWRRI and a visiting professor of Arabic language and culture at Marquette, has been a primary organizer of the celebration. “The henna night is usually seen in Arab countries, especially countries like Jordan and Palestine,” Othman said. “The ceremony is usually done before the wedding day, and any wedding for a Muslim family – or a family from the Arab countries or Pakistan and India – has a henna night where they welcome the bride and the groom.” Othman plans to create the celebration in a way that helps bring the classic henna night traditions to campus, closely resembling the ceremonies of Arab and Muslim families around the world. This, of course, includes the application of henna itself. Henna, a dye from the plant with the same name, has been used for thousands of years. “Wedding henna is applied to the hands of the groom and the bride in a kind of very decorative way of applying henna,” Othman said. “For example, in Pakistan or India they also do it on the legs or the foot even, though we will stay in the Arab tradition with the hands only.” “(In Muslim and Arab
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Saturday’s henna night will feature Arab and Muslim food, folk dancing, performances and – of course – henna.
culture), Arabic letters or calligraphy can be used in henna or a plant like olive leaves or tree,” Othman said. “So it can show something significant in the specific culture. But it mostly is for the bride to make her more beautiful for her wedding.” In addition to henna, the event will feature people in elaborate cultural dress, with women in colorful full-length dresses. Another important part of the night’s entertainment will be a presentation of Arab and Muslim dances and music. Members of the Milwaukee community will perform in the traditional style
and will even teach guests to join in through lessons and calland-response demonstrations. “Most of the songs speak of the bride and the groom, families, generosity and the hope of happiness that they will experience with each other,” Othman said. “It shows that this really is a culture of songs, either spoken or sung.” Six Marquette students who are members of the Arabic club will also perform the traditional debka line-dance, a popular celebratory dance in Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Turkey, Syria and Iraq.
Along with all the entertainment of the night, guests can also expect to experience customary meal. Ceremonial food will include a dinner of lamb, rice and dishes with nuts and yogurt. “Henna night is a way to make people here appreciate other cultures and see how these people are very proud of their heritage and keep it alive in the second and third generations,” Othman said. “I think it will be a very very interesting event. It’s really something different that we hope will help preserve the tradition.”
Thursday, April 4, 2013
‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ fails mission to revamp series Follow-up to ‘Rise of Cobra’ is half sequel, half reboot, all bad By Peter Setter
“G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” Hollywood’s latest big-budget action flick, is a creation far from the simplicity of Hasbro’s popular toy line. The new movie, released last Friday, brings the bombastic imaginings of a 7-year-old boy playing with action figures to the big screen in an overly elaborate production that’s far from a mission accomplished. “Retaliation” is the part-reboot, part-sequel to 2009’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.” The film seems to have trouble deciding what it wants to be, as different parts scream reboot, with the same universe re-imagined, and others acting as sequel, with similar plot points and returning characters. In the movie, the nefarious terrorist organization Cobra has taken over the White House, kidnapped the president and replaced him with the transforming operative Zartan (Arnold Vosloo). With Zartan acting as the president (Jonathan Pryce, hamming it up to great success as both the good and evil versions), a deadly assault is ordered on the G.I. Joe team. However, the Joes are a formidable team, and three survive: the new de facto leader Roadblock (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson), the sexy and sleek Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki)
and the cliché, boring foot soldier Flint (D.J. Cotrona). The three surviving heroes live under the radar in the hopes of taking down their archenemy Cobra Commander and his plan for world domination. While all of this may sound like a straightforward action movie, the plot comes off as less than comprehensible. The movie gets caught up in the mythology of the original film, and a good portion of the beginning is spent killing off old characters and introducing new ones, all in an effort to make clear this is not a sequel. In perhaps the film’s most confusing subplot, the audience finds masked ninja Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and his new sidekick Jinx (Elodie Yung) up in the mountains for no apparent reason. What was clear in all the ninja mythology was that the two heroes needed to capture villain Storm Shadow (Byunghun Lee). Why there is so much attention thrown toward minor characters – and ninjas in a militaristic world at that – is as baffling as the plot itself. One of the most notable changes from the original is that star Channing Tatum, one of the few returning characters from the first film, is killed off within the first 20 minutes and replaced with Dwayne Johnson. In recent years, Johnson has assumed the mantle of starring in reboots or remakes (“Fast Five,” “Race to Witch Mountain”), but casting him in “Retaliation” did nothing to improve the film’s quality. The action scenes in “Retaliation” are ridiculously over the top and so
heavily computer generated that it’s less action-packed than overstuffed and lackluster. Ninja stars being obliterated by machine gun fire without the bullets traveling anywhere near the thrower is a scene that exemplifies this futility, and it’s clear director Jon M. Chu prefers style over substance. A particular ninja battle on the side of a mountain is perhaps the pinnacle of the wacky action sequences. This martial arts battle features combatants scaling and fighting along a scraggly mountainside. While the battle is outlandish, the choreography is precise and smooth, courtesy of Chu’s experience with the second and third “Step Up” films. But the action sequences are not the only part of the film that rely heavily on underperforming gimmicks. The screenplay, written by “Zombieland” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, attempts to inject some comedic light into the film, with lines like, “They call it waterboarding, but I never get bored.” The actors take themselves too seriously with little to no tongue-in-cheek fun. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” was shot in August 2011, with an original release date of June 2012. The producers hoped that stalling the film for nearly a year would allow for a successful 3-D conversion and a high box office reward. Unfortunately, these toy-inspired characters failed to bring any of the fun or action that generations of kids have come to know, leaving this movie feeling more like a cadet than a five-star general.
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McMahon finds a name for himself at Turner Hall
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Andrew McMahon, the man behind Jack’s Mannequin, is touring for the first time under his own name.
Former lead singer of Jack’s Mannequin played hits old, new By Eva Sotomayor
Andrew McMahon is no stranger to performing onstage.
As the former lead singer of Something Corporate and the man behind the follow-up project Jack’s Mannequin, McMahon has been a musician since age 17, but now he’s now performing and touring for the first time under his own name. The departure from the band’s name, however, doesn’t mean a departure from his previous work. On Tuesday
night, McMahon performed at Turner Hall and played an energetic 90-minute set of music from both bands as well as new material. “The song selection is different,” McMahon said in a phone interview before the show. “I can pull from songs I’ve written from both catalogs, from Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. So I think the big-
gest difference has just been being able to play songs from my whole career.” The changes from name to name are natural to McMahon and signify stages in his career. “I’ve always felt like from time to time, there comes a point where change is necessary depending on times in my life, and I was just ready to make this move and perform in my own name,” McMahon said. McMahon kicked off the show at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall with “Walking By,” a slow Something Corporate tune, before continuing with “The Mixed Tape,” his first hit as Jack’s Mannequin. Throughout the set, McMahon was lively, not only sitting at the piano but jumping up and down and roaming around the stage. The setlist was like a “Best Of” compilation, alternating between songs from both bands and choosing songs McMahon felt define his career, but the show also included two new, unreleased songs, “Learn To Dance” and “Synesthesia.” McMahon interacted with the crowd, accepting drinks from audience members and remarking on the number of times he’s played in Milwaukee. The crowd reciprocated the love. Before some songs, McMahon gave a short introduction and told small stories behind some of the music. The first show “closer” came with “La La Lie,” during which he encouraged the audience to sing along before going offstage. The most surprising moment of the night came in the encore, when McMahon performed the
I was just ready to make this move and perform in my own name.” Andrew McMahon, former lead singer of Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin opening notes of “Konstantine,” a Something Corporate song he has refused to play live for years. The crowd had been waiting for this moment for a long time and sang along to every lyric of the nearly ten-minute song. McMahon then closed the encore with the emotional “Dark Blue.” McMahon has previously released three albums with Something Corporate and three under the name Jack’s Mannequin, and he has no intention of stopping anytime soon. An EP, “The Pop Underground,” is in the works, and he plans to work as a songwriter for the NBC show “Smash.” “All of the songs I’ve written are where I am in my life, and with this EP that’s coming up, it’s been the process of turning 30,” McMahon said. “With all of these songs, I’m kind of taking stock of where I stand in the world and in some ways reconciling expectations of what I’ve had or where I might be and forgiving myself and the people I’ve encountered along the way.”
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Why would you watch CBS?
Matt Mueller I love March Madness. I love crashing on a comfy chair and watching two colleges I’ve never heard of duke it out on television, ignoring the fact that, yeah, I definitely have a sixpage paper due tomorrow that has yet to be started. But this year, I saw something that horrified me. It made me sick to my stomach. Every time I turned on the TV, I couldn’t help but see it. No, it’s not Louisville guard Kevin Ware’s shiver-inducing, oh-I’ll-watch-the-replay-itcouldn’t-be-that-bad-oh-myGod-why-is-it-bent-like-that leg injury during the Cardinals’ game against Duke last Sunday night. That places second on this list of worst things I saw during March Madness, as well as second on my list of all-time worst sports injuries (Buffalo Sabres goaltender Clint Malarchuk’s injury still reigns supreme. Look it up if you dare). Instead, the worst thing I saw during March Madness this year was the bombardment of ads promoting CBS’s current lineup of television shows. Yes, it might be a bit of hyperbole, but hear me out. Since we see the same ten or so commercials throughout the tournament, I managed to memorize the Coke Zero ad. I’d hate to know what valuable information got pushed out of my brain to make room for that. But I also had many opportunities to see what CBS is calling entertainment these days. In my opinion, it doesn’t look like much. CBS appears to have a surplus of two things: terrible comedies and generic crime shows that look even worse in an HBO/FX/ AMC universe.
Let’s talk about these “comedies” first. Two sitcoms CBS was shoved down tournament fans’ throats were “Rules of Engagement” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Now, I’ve heard good things about “How I Met Your Mother” – I’ve even seen episodes that wrangled a few chuckles from my cruel, emotionless heart. Jason Segel is a perfectly charming everyman, and Neil Patrick Harris’ career arc never ceases to fascinate me. Let’s be honest, though: “How I Met Your Mother” needs to be put out of its misery. It may have been fresh and fun at the beginning, but now it reeks of strain, using the same jokes over and over again, and most importantly, can he meet their mother already? There’s just no reason for it to still be cranking out episodes. There’s also no reason for “Rules of Engagement” to be on air. For those who have been blessed to not know “Rules of Engagement,” it’s a sitcom starring David Spade and Patrick Warburton that has somehow run for seven seasons. Seven seasons! That’s more than “Arrested Development” and the British “Office” combined. In the constantly repeated ad, Spade meets his Indian coworker’s family, wearing stereotypical Indian garb and making poses like a Hindu god that I’m sure will amuse the canned laughter. Plus, the jokes are delivered by Spade, whose brand of smug humor for idiots is about as funny to me as “Saving Private Ryan.” Then there are the dramas, all of which appear to be interchangeable variations on cop/ detective stories. They may be decently acted and shot – save for “NCIS,” which, judging by the ads, was shot with a Vaseline-smeared lens – but what disappoints me is the lack of originality. Each show attempts to lure audiences to tune in by using plotlines already done by other CBS dramas. The featured episode of “The Mentalist” is about a mystery involving a dead actor, which I believe has been done in every single “CSI” spinoff ever aired.
The episode also allowed star Simon Baker to make a “that’s pitchy” joke that just made me uncomfortable and drove me to vow to never lay eyes upon the silly detective show. “Hawaii Five-O” trumpeted a plot about a shark-related murder, which was the premise of not just one but two past “CSI: Miami” episodes (from seasons two and four, in case you’re wondering). Some readers may criticize me for writing this column judging these shows by their ads without watching full episodes. Guilty as charged, but this was CBS’s chance to show audiences its best material. It had a sporting event that had me riveted to my TV set for hours at a time; it would never have a better chance to sell me on watching one of its many programs. And it failed abysmally. I’ve never been more desperate to avoid the channel’s programming. It blows my mind that in this television renaissance, when some of the best entertainment, acting and stories are being developed, a channel not only produces insipid, flavor-free material but thrives off of it. CBS is routinely the most-watched network, which I would guess is partly because younger audiences don’t watch TV on TV anymore. The sadder reason is that people just like watching bland, predictable television. It ends with justice being served and heroes being proven right with nothing challenging in sight. It’s wallpaper paste disguised as escapism. These are the things that provided a dash of depression to my time watching Florida Gulf Coast dismantle San Diego State. Luckily, whenever things got too heavy, an awesome upset happened or a buzzer-beater went through the net. Or I saw an ad for a show on TruTV, and CBS didn’t seem that bad after all. Matt Mueller is a senior broadcast and electronic communication major who reviews movies for OnMilwaukee. com. Email him at matthew.mueller@ marquette.edu.
Now playing at the Varsity By Matt Mueller
Silver Linings Playbook Varsity Theater 4/5 If you asked me a month ago if I recommended “Silver Linings Playbook,” I might not have said yes. See, I like the Bradley Cooper/Jennifer Lawrence romantic comedy for adults, but the fact that it got so many Oscar nominations infuriated me. I mean, really? Jacki Weaver? She just stands in the background, reacts to stuff and gets hit in the face. Luckily, it didn’t win, and I can recommend “Silver Linings Playbook” without wanting to punch something, which is more than I can say for “The Artist.” The Guilt Trip Varsity Theater 4/6 Did you even know this movie came out this past December? No, you probably didn’t because Paramount seemed to want to quietly dump this into theaters. You’d expect a movie like that to be awful, but “The Guilt Trip” is a surprisingly sweet and earnest family road trip movie. You might even want to shoot mom a call afterward ... then immediately regret it after she keeps asking if you finally found a job. I’m working on it, Mom!
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Marquette, picked to finish seventh in the Big East, ended up winning a share of the regular season conference title and advancing the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament.
From ‘not very good’ to Elite The 2012-13 squad outperformed more talented MU teams By Trey Killian
Marquette coach Buzz Williams spent much of the 2012-13 season telling media his team wasn’t very good. Just before the Golden Eagles embarked for Washington, D.C. to make their third consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance, Williams shed light on that mindset. “Maybe your opinion of good is different from my opinion of good,” Williams said. “I’ve had Hamburger Helper before, and I’ve had filet before, and I prefer filet, but I’m definitely not scared to have Hamburger Helper. It depends on what your perspective is on those two things.” Marquette fans have seen some very good teams on paper the last 10 years. Players like Steve Novak, Jerel McNeal, Wesley Matthews and Lazar Hayward would probably be recruited or drafted over any of the players on this season’s roster. However, it was the 2012-13 squad that went further than any Marquette team has gone since 2003. A team that was picked to finish seventh in the Big East was one of the last eight teams standing in the NCAA tournament. Marquette spent the beginning of 2012-13 searching for its identity. After court condensation led to the cancellation of the Carrier Classic, the Golden Eagles started their season with a pair of home wins over Colgate and Southeastern Louisiana. They failed their first big test, losing in heartbreaking fashion to Butler at the Maui Invitational. Little did they know, they’d get a chance to retake it. Two wins in Maui over Mississippi State and USC got Marquette rolling again, and after another cupcake home victory over UMBC, it ran smack into Florida. The Golden Eagles responded to an 82-49 thumping in Gainesville with a 6050 win over Wisconsin, but its other in-state rival would send them reeling. A 49-47 loss at Wisconsin-Green Bay left some questions, but Mar-
quette answered with a six-game win streak to start the Big East season 4-0. The Golden Eagles would win 14 conference games and soar to a share of the Big East regular season title. They crashed again in the Big East tournament, earning a double-bye only to exit after their first game, a 72-64 loss to Notre Dame. But just like it had all season, Marquette bounced back when it mattered.
The Golden Eagles rallied to a comeback win against Davidson in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Then, they avenged their loss to the Bulldogs to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. “You get the same test over and over,” Williams said after the win. “Until you pass it, you’re going to keep getting the same test. And tonight in comparison to November the 19th, it was the same test, and we’re thankful that we passed it.” Marquette faced a similar test to the ones it had the previous two
seasons in the round of 16. This time it passed with flying colors. The Golden Eagles played their best game of the season against Miami. Nearly every top scorer and role player contributed as Vander Blue, Jamil Wilson, Chris Otule and Davante Gardner all scored in double digits. Though the magic ran out in the Elite Eight against Syracuse, this Marquette team exceeded expectations and provided an example of how far toughness can take a team. As Williams put it, not being
very good “gives you an edge,” and that edge pushed the Golden Eagles further than anyone would have anticipated. Marquette will miss seniors Trent Lockett and Junior Cadougan, but with the likely return of Blue, Gardner and Wilson, the Golden Eagles will have a solid senior foundation next season. The 2013-14 squad will likely face far greater expectations. But it also should be very good, even in Williams’ opinion.
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Senior guard Junior Cadougan (5) and redshirt junior forward Jamil Wilson (0) were both instrumental parts of Marquette’s NCAA tournament run.
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Marquette trailed just 2-1 at the end of the first quarter, but Notre Dame scored six unanswered goals to pull away from the Golden Eagles.
Men’s lacrosse drops first Big East match No. 5/4 Fighting Irish hand Golden Eagles 17-5 loss Tuesday By Ben Greene
At the end of the first quarter of the men’s lacrosse team’s game against Notre Dame Tuesday, the Golden Eagles were keeping up with the Fighting Irish, only trailing 2-1. In the next 15 minutes, however, Notre Dame scored six unanswered goals, putting the game out of reach early on. When the final whistle blew, Marquette walked off Loyola Academy’s Hoerster Field having suffered a 17-5 loss to one of the nation’s best teams. Coach Joe Amplo said he was proud of his team’s ability to come out of the gates strong, saying the first quarter was one of Marquette’s best all year.
“I think they performed very well in the first 18 minutes of the game, and I was impressed with that,” Amplo said. “But I give credit to Notre Dame for them just hanging in there and understanding that they just had to do what they do well and they were going to break us down a little bit, and that’s what happened in that second quarter.” Notre Dame, ranked No. 5 in the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coaches’ poll and No. 4 in the Inside Lacrosse poll, was only one week removed from being named the top team in the country by both polls. However, a loss to St. John’s on Saturday dropped the Irish to the bottom of the top five. Against Marquette, Notre Dame made its case to be considered as the nation’s No.1 team, overwhelming the Golden Eagles offensively and defensively in a neutral-site game. After three quarters that yielded only two goals, Marquette entered
the fourth trailing 11-2. Despite the lopsided score, the Golden Eagles did not lie down, as they scored three goals in the final quarter. Leading the late-game charge for Marquette was freshman midfielder Connor Bernal, who scored two goals in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter. He said Marquette’s performance in the fourth quarter speaks volumes about the team’s resilience. “That’s just been the definition of us as a team: to never give up,” Bernal said. “Even when we’re down in the fourth quarter by a lot, we’re still going to keep coming. We’re still going to keep fighting.” Possibly the best part of Marquette’s performance was the team’s success in faceoffs. For the first time this season, the Golden Eagles beat their opponents at the center X, winning 15 of 25 faceoffs (60 percent). Amplo said his team’s improvement in that area of the game was the result of a new team faceoff strategy.
“We put Liam Byrnes on the wing, and he had one of the best ground ball days of our young tenure,” Amplo said. “He was a presence on the wing; he picked up eight ground balls in the game, and that’s an unbelievable stat.” Marquette’s next game will be Friday at 8 p.m., when the team faces off against the Denver Pioneers, who are ranked No. 3 in both the USILA Coaches poll and the Inside Lacrosse poll. Redshirt junior midfielder Cullen Cassidy said he expects his teammates to learn from their experiences against Notre Dame and be prepared for the level of competition the Pioneers will bring. “As a new team, every team we play is helping prepare us, so every time we face another team, it’s another growing and learning experience for us,” Cassidy said. “We see it as another opportunity to get a win.”
Track to host dual meet versus Panthers Marquette will focus on team points and ‘beating East Siders’ By Christopher Chavez
Marquette and Wisconsin-Milwaukee renew their rivalry on the track at Valley Fields as the Golden Eagles host a dual meet against the Panthers. While other weeks are focused on hitting personal bests or qualifying marks, competition takes on a team aspect on Friday. “This weekend is about scoring team points and beating Milwaukee,” head coach Bert Rogers said. “In track and field, there aren’t as many small scored meets like this, especially dual meets. This weekend, we look to
beat those East Siders.” The two teams have a friendly rivalry. Many of the Marquette athletes are friends with members of the Milwaukee team. Rogers and assistant coach Nick Davis competed at WisconsinMilwaukee as athletes. While races like the 100-meter or 200-meter dash will be fast as usual, we can expect more conservative races in the distance competition with a disparity in talent. Coming into the weekend, Marquette’s fastest 1500-meter runner Tyler Leverington is six seconds faster than Jake Reilly of Milwaukee’s best performance. Marquette and Milwaukee usually face off in an indoor dual meet, but due to scheduling conflicts with the Panthers’ basketball team the facilities were not available to the track teams. The only times the two teams have
faced off in the winter were at Wisconsin’s Badger Classic and Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational. “Not having that definitely makes things a bit more unknown,” Rogers said. “You can look up results, but actually watching people compete is different.” Milwaukee and Marquette have opposite strengths. The Panthers have a heavy sprint focus. Junior Washington Farrington has the team’s best times in the 100-meter (10.63) and 200-meter dash (21.94.) One of their biggest strengths is hurdles, as junior Durell Busby and Jordan Schmidt are the top two 110-meter hurdlers in the Horizon League. Things should get interesting as the teams meet across the middle distances like the 800-meter run. Kyle Winter has yet to make his season debut at
the 800-meter distance, but he ran the 400-meter dash at the USF Bulls Invitational. Last year, both the men’s and women’s team swept their respective sides. The women won 100-90, while the men tallied 97 points over Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s 89 points. Marquette was helped by the Koeck siblings on both sides. Junior Kathryn Koeck collected seven points for the Golden Eagles as she won the hammer throw. Sophomore Will Koeck is still hunting for the top Marquette hammer throw mark and could give it his best at home. The team’s first practice outdoors was last week as the grounds crew finished plowing snow off Valley Fields and the track in preparation for women’s lacrosse matches. Action gets started at the Valley on Friday at 11 a.m.
Earlier in the semester, I wrote a column saying there was no dominant team in college basketball. Since then, a lot has changed, and the Louisville Cardinals have stepped their game up to a level this college basketball season has yet to see. Rick Pitino’s team is the best in college basketball, and it is that team I was looking for. These teams are usually pretty easy to find – Kentucky of 2012, North Carolina of 2005 and 2009, Florida of 2007 – and before the tournament the Cardinals were that team. While some people – including myself – got cute and picked another school to win the national championship, Louisville was always the best. Back in January, Louisville went on a three-game losing streak and people were getting worried. The Cardinals were a preseason national championship contender, but they showed some signs of weakness. Some then jumped off the bandwagon. Looking back a couple months, Louisville just had a few close losses. It happens during a college basketball season, especially in the Big East. The Cardinals have won 17 of their last 18 games by a combined 16.8 points. Some teams that have fallen victim to Pitino’s team include Marquette, Duke, Syracuse – twice – and Notre Dame – three times. It is obvious now after that impressive run that Louisville is the nation’s best. The Cardinals have a little bit of everything. They have a veteran point guard and an elite defender in Peyton Siva. Russ Smith is one of the best scorers and most entertaining players in the college game. Gorgui Dieng is headed to the NBA after the season and does a bit of everything down low. Chane Behanan provides more power down low, along with freshman Montrezl Harrell off the bench. Luke Hancock is the necessary sharpshooter from the perimeter. Pitino hasn’t even gotten the best out of former five-star recruit Wayne Blackshear, who starts for Louisville as a sophomore. Still, he has been building his program for this season. The Cardinals should have no issues disposing of Wichita State. While the Shockers have had a great run to the Final Four, they are no match for Louisville. A rematch against Syracuse – which would be the Cardinals’ fourth game against the Orange – in the national championship would be an entertaining matchup. The Michigan Wolverines have a possible Player of the Year in Trey Burke, and could also present a challenge. But it’s looking like Louisville’s year, and I would be very surprised if it doesn’t counter rival Kentucky’s national championship last year with one of its own in 2013. Matt Trebby is a senior in the College of Communication. Email him at matthew. firstname.lastname@example.org
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NCAA TOURNAMENT NOTEBOOK Louisville only top seed to advance to Final Four Shockers, Orange, Wolverines all knocked off No. 1’s By Kyle Doubrava
No. 9 Wichita State Shockers The Shockers have been one of several teams in this tournament causing all sorts of trouble for high seeds, and their ultimate test will come this Friday against No. 1 Louisville, a favorite to win the title. Wichita State won its opening round matchup with Pittsburgh and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen by thwarting No. 1 Gonzaga, arguably the weakest No. 1 seed in the field. The Shockers took down No. 13 La Salle to proceed to the Elite Eight and punched their ticket to Atlanta by beating No. 2 Ohio State. That victory did not come easily. Wichita State nearly blew a 20-point lead late in the game, but the Buckeyes’ shooting went cold down the stretch. The Shockers will need to control their turnovers against the Cardinals to have any sort of shot at yet another upset. Louisville averages 11 steals per game and has shown it can quickly dismantle teams in the transition game.
No. 1 Louisville Cardinals Louisville lost a valuable player in Kevin Ware on Sunday when the sophomore suffered a horrific leg injury in the team’s win over Duke. The story of his injury has spread internationally and just might be the motivation the Cardinals need to move on to the title game. The Cardinals use the three-headed monster of Russ Smith (18.9 ppg), Gorgui Dieng (10.2 ppg) and Peyton Siva (9.9 ppg) to get the offensive output they need. Siva and Smith are also averaging two steals per game, which will be used to their advantage against Wichita State, which averages nearly 13 turnovers per contest. Additionally, Louisville has not lost since Feb. 9 when it fell to Notre Dame. A disruption of its hot streak is not likely, so expect Rick Pitino to advance to his first title game at Louisville in 12 years. No. 4 Syracuse Orange Syracuse has had a peculiar season. The Orange started off the year 18-1 overall, including 6-0 in the Big East. Then Jim Boeheim’s group slipped into a funk, dropping five of its next seven games. The Orange, however, seemed rejuvenated in the Big East tournament, advancing to the title game before losing to Louisville. The No. 4 seed did justice to its season as a whole, but Syracuse was one of the hottest teams
entering the Big Dance. The offense is paced by Michael Carter-Williams, who is averaging 12.1 points and 7.4 assists per game. James Southerland is the team’s main 3-point threat, making 83 of the squad’s 230 treys this year. Syracuse’s Achilles heel may be its free throw shooting; the team shoots only 67.5 percent from the charity stripe. Syracuse is holding opponents to 15 percent shooting from beyond the arc in the tournament, and its zone defense will be put to the test against a Michigan team that can shoot nearly 39 percent from deep. No. 4 Michigan Wolverines In its first Final Four since 1993, Michigan has been led by Trey Burke’s heroics all tournament. Burke, after going scoreless in the first half against No. 1 Kansas, scored 23 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer at the end of regulation. The Wolverines take care of the ball, as shown by their 1.55 assist to turnover ratio, and they average a mere 9.4 turnovers per game. Michigan has had a season similar to Syracuse. Burdened with high expectations after its 20-1 start, the Wolverines closed out the season 6-6, including two losses to Wisconsin and an embarrassing defeat at winless Penn State. Like Syracuse, Michigan is riding high in the tourney after those struggles and will be vying for a shot at the national title.
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Michigan celebrates after a regional final game against Florida in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Sunday.
Women’s lacrosse hits the road after 12-day rest Team will travel to Cincinnati, Louisville for rare matchups By Andrew Dawson
After a 12-day rest period, the women’s lacrosse hits the road Friday for two weekend games against Cincinnati and Louisville. Though Marquette is independent this season, facing the eJunction.com Bearcats and Cardinals at the
end of the season will make this meeting rare between the teams because of conference realignment. It has been a long season for the Golden Eagles. Since a 2-2 start, the team has dropped its last six games, the majority being blowouts. As a first-year program, it is somewhat expected, but the team wants to finish the remainder of the season on a high note. The offense is in need of a major makeover, as it is ranked near the bottom of almost every offensive category. With
the tougher part of the schedule coming up, the team must be more aggressive on offense if it wants to avoid more one-sided games. Despite the recent offensive struggles, the defense has been showing vast improvement. The scores may not show it, but the team’s play has. Many games have been onesided because the ball has been in Marquette’s own end for the majority of the game. Coach Meredith Black said the team worked on transition and full-field plays over the
break, which have been problematic for her squad thus far. She said her team is relaxed, re-energized and ready to play after its break. “We’re excited to get back out there and play,” Black said. “We’ve just been taking the time to rest but also keeping our mentality of working hard.” The improved full-field play will be on display Friday night as Marquette takes on Cincinnati. Like Marquette, the Bearcats are not strong on the offensive side of the ball. They were even
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The Golden Eagles will try to avoid one-sided outcomes by keeping the ball out of their own end and improving transition and full-field play.
shut out earlier this season by No. 15 Loyola (MD), which is extremely rare in lacrosse. However, even with the shutout, Cincinnati’s 10 points per game average is still higher than Marquette’s 7.40 PPG. Nevertheless, this is a winnable game. It will come down to which offense steps up. “It will be a fight for us,” Black said. “I think it will be a great game, but I think we’re pretty evenly matched.” Sunday’s game against Louisville is a different story. The Cardinals, though unranked, have one of the most lethal offenses in division one women’s lacrosse. Behind junior midfielder Nikki Boltja, who has the seventh-best goals-per-game average in the country, the Louisville offense averages 14 points per game and will be a hassle for the Marquette defense. “Our defense is strong, and I think we do good job on that end,” Black said. “Playing a high-powered offensive team will be a good test for us, and I think our defense will be ready for that.” Defense has been Marquette’s strong suit so far this season, especially with freshman goaltender Sarah Priem between the pipes. But if Marquette hopes to keep up with the Cardinals, it will have to be more aggressive on offense and control time of possession. A tough weekend awaits the women’s lacrosse team, and an even tougher stretch of games follows, but the team believes it is up for the challenge.