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Quidditch team working its magic on MU The team hopes for club sport status by end of the month By Sarah Hauer firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Milwaukee Warrior Quidditch team keeps the Harry Potter magic alive by playing the once-fictional sport.
Marquette alumni heat up Phoenix mayor race Three MU grads run as candidates in same election cycle
Primates use tablet for entertainment and interaction The orangutans at the Milwaukee County Zoo are hooked on iPads after a volunteer donated one. With the summer blockbuster “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in theaters, could the world be headed for a real life version of the big screen film? Orangutans and gorillas at the Milwaukee County Zoo have found a new source of entertainment – the Apple iPad. They are currently the only primates in the country to use the technology. Orangutans M.J. and Mahal, as well as four gorillas, have been using iPads for approximately three months, with the help of caretakers and zoo volunteers. Trish Khan, orangutan caretaker at the Milwaukee County Zoo, said the idea began when an April Fools’ Day article about a gorilla using an iPad to play the game app “Angry Birds” was posted to Facebook. After making its way onto a few employees’ pages, zoo volunteer Scott Engel saw the article and decided to donate his original iPad. After Engel’s and other private
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Apes go bananas for iPad
meant to predict these things and surely can’t. It’s all coincidence.” Wright, who earned a Bachelor of Science in business economics from Marquette, said this is the most competitive mayoral race since 1983, because this is the first By Andrea Anderson year a City Council member did firstname.lastname@example.org not step into the role. She said she bumps into the ocIt is common to find hundreds casional Marquette graduate, but of Marquette graduates residing in found it surprising to be running Milwaukee, Chicago or any given against two of them. “It was astonishing to be running city within a few hours. But when three out of the six original candi- against two Marquette alumni, but dates in the Phoenix mayoral race at the same time it didn’t affect the race,” Wright said. were Marquette grads, Stanton, who the circumstances were a “Social scientists earned a Bachelor bit more rare. of Arts in history Greg Stanton, Jennifer aren’t meant to and political sciWright and Anna Bren- predict these things ence, said he was nan graduated Marquette and surely can’t. It’s pleased to run in 1992, 1996 and 1981, respectively, and all de- all coincidence.” John McAdams against two other Marquette alumni. cided to run in the Aug. Political science professor “They (the other 30 primary this summer. alumni) both did One of the three graduates, Stanton (D), advanced to the very well,” Stanton said. “They final race. He will face Wes Gullett had strong perspective, debate (R) in the final election on Nov. 8. skills and appearances in the pubJohn McAdams, associate pro- lic. Marquette did well in Phoenix, fessor of political science at Mar- and I believe this wholeheartedly.” Brennan, the third candidate quette, said coincidences happen and there is no rhyme or reason for from Marquette, graduated with a three Marquette alumni to appear Bachelor of Science in nursing. According to the City of Phoein Phoenix and run for the same nix official website, Stanton position. “For all the world it looks to me placed first with 37.68 percent of like a wild coincidence,” McAdams said. “Social scientists aren’t See Phoenix, page 5 DPS REPORTS.....................2 CALENDAR.......................2 VIEWPOINTS.....................6 CLOSER LOOK....................8
Members of the Milwaukee Warrior Quidditch team practice for upcoming matches. Photo by: Kristen Steinfeld/ email@example.com Sad that the Harry Potter movie franchise ended this summer? Don’t worry, you can now relive the magic here at Marquette by joining the Milwaukee Warrior Quidditch team. The sport itself — a combination of rugby, soccer, basketball and dodgeball — adheres as closely to the sport from the novels and movie as is Muggle-ly possible. There’s a lineup of seven players on each team at a time, all of whom “fly” on broomsticks around the field
while improv comedians serve as announcers to keep the whimsical spirit alive. Teams are comprised of one keeper, three chasers, two beaters and one seeker, the latter of whom chases the “snitch” — a third party who tucks a sock in their pocket and runs around until they’re caught. In the meantime, chasers attempt to score points by throwing the quaffle --a deflated volleyball --through hoops guarded by keepers, while the beaters throw dodgeballs to knock players off their brooms. The Milwaukee Warrior Quidditch team is not technically Marquette-affiliated as of yet, but team founder Curtis Taylor, a junior in the College of Business Administration, said this is the ultimate goal of the organization. Taylor said the group initially applied for club sport status, but was turned down due to a lack of practice space. However, Taylor said the Office of Student Development has
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Orangutans and gorillas at Milwaukee County Zoo have been using iPads.
donations, the zoo now has four iPads specifically for primate use. According to Khan, the apes have been using simple iPad apps such as finger painting and tap drums, as well as viewing photographs and videos of other orangutans. “We are using them (with the orangutans) a few different ways,” Khan said. “One of the volunteers is coming in a couple of times a week, and stands on the public side of the glass windows and shows them various images and video. I work with them physically with the iPad, where I stand (with them) and they can touch the screen.” While the iPads have been used for gathering data and observing how the primates react to the device, their main purpose is
entertainment and enrichment for the animals. Guests of the zoo have been able to watch as volunteers use iPads with the primates since the program started. Khan said the public’s reaction has been positive because they are able to identify with the animals using technology. “The public can respond to them directly because we’ve all been exposed to this kind of technology and how intriguing it can be,” Khan said. “It’s something that the visitor can totally relate to.” Kelly Stapleton, a junior in the College of Education and former zoo employee, witnessed the animals using the iPads and agreed that zoo-goers were impressed.
Team looks for better 2011 after 2010 season shut down. See PAGE 12
Instructions on conquering an increasing “confidence crisis” See PAGE 6
See Orangutan, page 5
Milwaukee to host 2013 National Governors Association meeting See PAGE 3
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Local sports boost sales THE EFFECT OF WINNING on the Wisconsin economy
Most wins at home Record of 85 - 57
Lead NL Central by 10.5
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Successful seasons result in better business and profits By Pat Simonaitis email@example.com
While basketball is king at Marquette, sports fans around campus have also noticed that some of Wisconsin’s other major teams are on the rise. The Brewers are on the verge of clinching the Central Division of the National League, the University of Wisconsin is poised to return to a high profile bowl game and the Green Bay Packers are looking to repeat as Super Bowl champions. The triumvirate of successful teams has created a boom for local business across Milwaukee. The Brewers have especially stirred up business in the areas surrounding Miller Park, located on the west side of the city. The team’s popularity and winning record have created a need for parking, entertainment, and food and drink for the more than three million people who bought tickets to Brewers games this year. Marty Schwader, manager of Brewskis Sports Bar, at 306 N. 76th St., estimated the Brewers’
Winning drives up the sales of alcohol at bars, clothing apparel, and parking.
PACKERS Won the Super Bowl Top team in the NFL
DPS Reports Thursday 9/1 DPS reported that at 1:13 a.m. a student and a person not affiliated with Marquette were involved in a physical altercation outside of 16th Street Structure. Both subjects sustained minor injuries. MPD was contacted and medical assistance declined. DPS reported that between 1:13 a.m. and 1:44 a.m. a student acted in a disorderly manner outside of 16th Street Structure and refused to cooperate with MPD and DPS. The student was taken into custody by MPD, cited and released.
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Friday 9/2 A student reported that between Thursday at 6:00 p.m. and Friday at 6:31 a.m. an unknown person(s) forcibly entered her secured, unattended vehicle in a parking lot on the 1300 block of West Wells Street and removed property estimated at $400.
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run this year has increased busi- employed a number of tactics to ness by 60 percent compared to get people to come back, espethis time last year. cially after the Brewers’ season “We’ve certainly been seeing is over, ranging from free shots much bigger crowds this year for Packers and Badgers touchstarting two hours before the downs to various drink specials game and even during the games during games. now,” he said. While bars and restaurants Schwader said last year was have been greatly impacted by considerably slower, but this increased interest in sports, reyear has been the busiest of the tailers have also felt the posithree years since the bar opened. tive effects of successful local Caitlin West, a bartender at teams. Rounding Third at 6317 W. Derek Swalheim, store manBluemound Rd. and a 2009 ager at Sports Authority Sportgraduate of ing Goods in the College of Greenfield, C o m m u n i c a - “We’ve certainly been seeing much said the store tion, said the bigger crowds this year starting two has seen a jump rush caused by hours before the game and even in demand for Brewers games during the games now.” Brewers merhas been “inchandise. sane” in recent “We can’t Marty Schwader get it in fast weeks. Manager of Brewskis Sports Bar West said she enough,” Swnormally does alheim said, “It not stop moving for about an flies off the shelves.” hour and a half before games, While Swalheim said he fixing drinks for fans before couldn’t give out specific numthey are shuttled to the game. bers, he said the increase in perShe said besides the bar being centage of sales has been huge packed during and before the this year—and likely exaggeratgame, large crowds also gath- ed because last year was a rough er to celebrate and drink after season for the Brewers, who finBrewers’ victories. ished third in their division and Both Schwader and West pre- well out of playoff contention. dicted business would continue Swalheim said Packers gear to grow during the Packers’ sea- is also projected to take off in son. upcoming weeks, but NCAA apSchwader said Brewskis has parel has remained steady.
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Tuesday 6 Gordon Haberman, local father of Sept. 11 victim, “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Eckstein Hall, 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Peter King, “Why You’re Kidding Yourself if You Think You Only Need to be Good at One Medium Coming Out of College,” Cudahy Hall 001, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Spanish Language Exchange, Office of International Education Program Center in Holthusen Hall, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 7 “Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia,” Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater, 800 W. Wells St., 3:30 p.m. Clam Bake, Motor Bar & Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 401 W. Canal St., 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Movie Time: I Remember Mama,” Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave., 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Opening day of Westown Farmer’s Market, Zeidler Park 301 W. Michigan St., starts at 10 a.m.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011
MKE to host governors Wisconsin earns National Governors Assoc. visit in 2013 By Olivia Morrissey email@example.com
The 104th National Governors Association(NGA) annual meeting is about to get a lot cheesier. The NGA chose Milwaukee to host the nation’s governors for its 2013 annual meeting, held Aug. 2-4. Wisconsin last hosted the NGA meeting in 1998. The annual meeting is held to bring governors together to discuss issues to improve state government and strengthen federal-state ties, according to the association’s website. Life-long Milwaukee residents and Governor Scott Walker expressed excitement about the NGA’s selection. “I am honored that my fellow governors have selected us as their host and am thrilled for the opportunity to showcase the world-class city of Milwaukee and all that this wonderful state
has to offer,” Walker said in a from the partnership between statement. the convention and visitors buMegan Schneck, a sophomore reau Visit Milwaukee and the in the College of Arts & Sci- state itself. ences and Milwaukee-area resiPaul Upchurch, president and dent, is excited to see the city chief executive of Visit Milhonored on a national level. waukee, is looking forward to “In studying politics, the fo- the festivities that will surround cus can often rest on what hap- the 2013 meeting. pens in D.C., and it will be fas“When you think of all the cinating to study what happens wonderful cities and destinain Milwaukee,” Schneck said. tions in the United States, it is “It is not only going to high- quite an honor that we in Millight the importance Wiscon- waukee were chosen to host sin plays in this prestigious government event,” Upbut will also “In studying politics, the focus can church said in a show what often rest on what happens in statement. “We a great city D.C., and it will be fascinating to are looking forM i l w a u k e e study what happens in ward to rolling is to live in Milwaukee.” out the red carpet and to visit.” and showcasing Megan Schneck the best of MilThe NGA’s College of Arts & Sciences waukee to our executive committee distinguished said it chose Milwaukee for its guests.” upscale hotel and meeting acThe association hosts two ofcommodations and overall ap- ficial business meetings each peal. year. The upcoming winter Financial responsibility for meeting will be held in Washthe annual meeting will be ington, D.C., February 25-27. shared by the NGA and the state The 2012 annual meeting will of Wisconsin. be held in Williamsburg, VirWisconsin’s bid for hosting ginia, July 13-15. the event came in large part
O-Fest boon for students Annual event has organizations old and new By Simone Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Thursday marked the time of year when more than 250 student organizations toil over colorful poster boards and peddle freebies in exchange for potential members’ contact information. Organization Fest, or “OFest” as it is commonly called, is held each fall and spring semester and “offers students the opportunity to explore Marquette’s student organizations,” according to the Office of Student Development website. Despite Thursday’s heat, students still made their way to Central Mall to learn about organizations both old and new. Those in new organizations, like Aishah Al Fadhalah, a sophomore in the College of Health Sciences and vice president of the UNICEF Initiative at Marquette, find it difficult to recruit members, and appreciate the opportunity O-Fest brings. “(It helps) for sure, especially for recruiting freshman,”
Al Fadhalah said. “We tried to meet last semester and recruit people but it did not work out. We had signs and everything but it was very hard.” UNICEF was approved last semester, so this is their first semester in operation on campus. Finding new members has been a challenge for the organization, whose goal is to advocate, educate and do community service on behalf of children suffering across the globe, according to Al Fadhalah, a sophomore in the College of Health Sciences. “We have our first meeting next week and are expecting maybe 10 people,” Alfadhalah said. “On the sign up sheet there are more than 30 (names), but not everyone shows up.” Lara Johann-Reichart, president of the Step Up! Marquette Chapter also believes that without O-Fest, it would be extremely difficult to attract new members. “It definitely is a great way to help put the organization out there and tell people what we’re about,” said Johann-Reichart, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences. “And being a new organization, it’s a great opportunity for us to have that platform, otherwise we might not be able to reach other people.” Even the organizations with
veteran status and a healthy membership appreciate O-Fest, but acknowledge it is not a necessity in their recruitment plans. Alpha Chi Omega Sorority has been at Marquette for 24 years, and although they do not formally recruit at O-Fest, member Kirsten DeGuzman said it is a nice way to meet new people. “I think it does open a lot of students up to the fact there are sororities on campus,” DeGuzman said. “Though freshmen can’t rush until second semester, they really get a chance to see what sororities are out there, and whether or not they want to try it out in the spring.” DeGuzman, a senior in the College of Health Sciences, said even though they don’t hand out anything particularly attention-grabbing other than informational leaflets, they get a good amount of interested people. “We definitely look forward to O-Fest,” DeGuzman said. “It gives us a chance to talk with a variety of people, show what Greek life is on campus, craft our lovely board, look at old pictures and reminisce.”
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WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A neo-Nazi rally in the Milwaukee area has wrapped up without serious confrontation, after drawing far more counter-protesters than marchers. Several dozen members of the National Socialist Movement showed up to Saturday’s rally in West Allis. They were outnumbered by hundreds of counterprotesters, whose chants and drums largely drowned out the Nazi speakers. At one point, 10 to 20 men in “white power” T-shirts traded angry insults with a group of mainly black protesters. Police in riot gear eventually surrounded them. There were no reported injuries. The rally was a response to violence at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis last month, when black youths had attacked white attendees. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report says police arrested two people on weapons charges and three others for disorderly conduct. Wis. woman offered $1 car after hers is vandalized SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — A Sheboygan woman whose car was totaled after vandals flipped it over says her nightmare turned into a dream when a local car dealer offered her a replacement for $1. Cristina Earls is a 40-year-old single mother of four. She also has lung disease and leukemia, which is in remission. She says she was devastated after her car was vandalized this
week, since she had just drained her cash getting it fixed. But she says her faith was restored when several kind people stepped forward. First, she says two anonymous “angels” handed her an envelope with $150 in cash. Then the Sheboygan County Budget Auto in Plymouth offered her a $1 car. Dealership manager Tina Murphy tells The Sheboygan Press the employees heard what happened and wanted to help. Manitowoc Co. executive hints at upcoming layoffs MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Layoffs could be coming to Manitowoc Crane in the next two months. Tom Musial is Manitowoc Company’s senior vice president for human resources. He says company officials expect certain changes due to the prolonged economic downturn. Musial says Crane management has met with employees to discuss the possibility of layoffs. He says the exact number of cuts hasn’t been determined. A report in the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter says layoffs might be concentrated more in some production sectors than others. The Manitowoc Company, with Crane and Foodservice operating groups, has 12,600 employees worldwide. That includes 1,400 workers in Wisconsin, of whom about 800 build industrial cranes. In July the company reported second-quarter sales of $949 million. That was a 16 percent from the same quarter last year.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Secret reports reveal plots to Gadhafi’s demise Intelligence files indicate methods of Libyan rebellion By Ben Hubbard Associated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — As the uprising grew against Moammar Gadhafi, secret reports from his vaunted intelligence service flowed back to Tripoli. Some were mundane — how agents erased anti-regime graffiti. Others were more deadly — a spy volunteered to poison rebel leaders’ food and drink. The reports grew more desperate as the Libyan rebellion veered into civil war: Military leaders in the western mountains were disregarding orders; troops in the city of Misrata ran out of ammunition, turning the situation into “every man for himself.” These reports and hundreds of other intelligence documents seen by The Associated Press in Tripoli trace how the tide shifted in the six-month uprising Photo by Associated Press/Francois Mori that ended Gadhafi’s 42-year reign. They show how an au- A Tripoli resident hides his face after being arrested by Libya’s rebels for possession of weapons provided by ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi, in thoritarian regime using all its Tripoli, Libya, Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. means failed to quash an armed rebellion largely fueled by ha- rebels’ National Transitional unclear if the letter was ever have grown stronger (in weap- property of those arrested.” tred of its tools of control. Council. sent. ons and numbers).” In the next four pages, the ofThe Arab-language docuOne of the handwritten inThe documents refer to the Another report detailed infor- ficer accused his boss of getting ments read and telligence reports, rebels as “insurgents,” ‘’sabo- mation about rebel bases and drunk on the job, stealing monphotographed by an written by a man teurs” ‘’armed gangs” and tactics, but added that govern- ey from prisoners and seizing AP reporter during “Not paying attenwho said he had “in- “rats.” ment troops were hindered by cars to give to his guards, sons a visit to Tripoli’s tion to them in the filtrated” the rebel Reports from across Libya de- “their ignorance of the land- and favorite prostitutes. intelligence head- past did not succeed council, gave the tail the government’s actions to scape there.” He said his superior drugged quarters contain a in ending the actions names of five mem- erase opposition symbols, such Bad news also came from an Egyptian woman and tried mixture of military of armed gangs.” bers, their back- as replacing rebel flags with the Misrata, where rebels pushed to rape her before an aide interdata and regime ground and the ho- green banners of the Gadhafi g o v e r n m e n t vened, and lat-Unidentified intelligence propaganda. Amid tels they frequented. regime or painting over rebel troops from er “sentenced” “We will take mercy on no one, report author reports on rebels’ None of the material graffiti. the city in late regardless of his position, and will three of his ofmovements, phone would be unfamiliar Phone taps were common and April after kill anyone manning a ficers to death. tap records and dispatches from to a Benghazi resident. sometimes detailed rebel capa- weeks of fierce checkpoint.” “This order Gadhafi’s domestic agents are The note concluded with an bilities and movements. One street battles caused some memos claiming that al-Qaida offer to kill the council mem- paper cited 30 calls intercepted that killed hunconfusion was behind the rebellion and bers. in one week. Other records con- dreds of peo-Unidentified intelligence among those that 4,000 U.S. troops were “I can carry out any suicide tained GPS coordinates of the ple. report author in the office,” about to invade from Egypt. operation I’m given to assassi- callers. A May 5 rehe noted. The uprising began in mid- nate members of the council or The reports also showed how port depicted N A T O February when security forces poison their food and water,” it the regime was quick to believe chaos in the ranks, saying sol- bombed many of Gadhafi’s used deadly fire to suppress read. its own disinformation. In one diers often ran out of ammuni- security offices, and rebels anti-government protests in the The author is not identified. conversation log, an Egyptian tion before reaching the battle- stormed the rest after seizing eastern city of Benghazi. The No council members have been man said 4,000 U.S. troops field, leading many to be killed the capital last month. opposition responded to the killed by Gadhafi’s regime. were in Cairo, waiting to enter or captured. The International Criminal fierce crackdown by taking up Another report parroted sto- Libya by land. “The rest fled randomly in Court has issued arrest warrants arms, quickly seizing a large ries spread by Libyan state me“Four thousand, some of them all directions,” the report said, for Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Isswath of eastern Libya and es- dia that the rebels were linked commandos,” the Egyptian citing the “lack of leaders for lam, and al-Senoussi, accusing tablishing a temporary adminis- to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida said. “It’s unbelievable.” members of the armed forces on them of killing civilians to try tration. terrorist group, that they lacked There were signs of paranoia. site (every man for himself).” to crush the uprising. All three The conflict changed to civil local support, and that they In one log, a man with a Gulf Later reports suggested remain at large. war as rebel forces grew, expel- carried Viagra and Arab accent advised threats inside Tripoli from reA ragged band of mountain ling government forces from of condoms into battle that Gadhafi, his gime opponents. One envelope rebels now handles security at the western city of Misrata and so they could rape “I can carry out any sons and associates contained two handwritten let- al-Senoussi’s compound, parksuicide operation I’m seizing much of the western women. “use their cellphone ters, threatening to kill security ing their truck under the intelNafusa mountain range. It was The regime took given to assassinate for no more than forces. ligence services’ motto: “The from there that they pushed to these claims to the members of the three minutes,” out “We will take mercy on no weapons are in the people’s the coast, then stormed into the international com- council.” of fear that they, too, one, regardless of his position, hands.” -Unidentifed intelligence were being inter- and will kill anyone manning capital on Aug. 21, effectively munity, especially Inside, the fighters lounge in report author cepted. ending Gadhafi’s rule. after NATO began a checkpoint,” one read. Next chairs and casually flip through Throughout the war, Gad- bombing Libyan In April and May, to a hand-drawn rebel flag, red the hundreds of documents hafi’s security offices in Tripoli military targets unbleak reports flowed ink declared, “You have been strewn on the floor. directed efforts to quash the der a U.N. mandate to protect back from the front lines. A re- warned.” Among them is an order from rebellion. Among those lead- civilians. port marked “secret” on the sitOthers suggested a security al-Senoussi that wasn’t carried ing the charge was intelligence One document discovered uation in the Nafusa mountains collapse in the capital as rebel out before he fled. chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, was a draft letter from Gadhafi laid out a new military strategy forces moved closer. “In the crucial last moments, whose well-fortified compound to President Barack Obama. while blasting commanders for One letter from the Investi- get rid of the contents of the adreceived reports from around “It is necessary to support failing to follow instructions. gation and Surveillance Office ministration and its secret docuthe country. Libya to get rid of the armed “Not paying attention to them pleaded with al-Senoussi to ments by burning or destroying Early on, his office struggled men of al-Qaida before all of in the past did not succeed in intervene at the station, which them,” it said. to understand the situation in north Africa falls into the hands ending the actions of armed “has become an office of alBenghazi, birthplace of the of bin Laden,” it said. It is gangs,” it said. “Instead, they cohol, prostitution and theft of
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Orangutan: iPad is a hit among primates Phoenix: Mayoral race “(The orangutans) definitely looked really engaged by it,” Stapleton said. “The public could see it happen and there was always a big crowd around them.” Orangutan Outreach, an orangutan conservation society, began its Apps for Apes project around the same time M.J. and Mahal began using the iPads in Milwaukee, and has been working closely with caretakers at the Milwaukee zoo. The Apps for Apes project hopes to bring iPads to other primates in zoos around the country, including Phoenix, Atlanta and Tampa, Fla. “We want to get the individual orangutans using them first,” said Richard Zimmerman, executive director of Orangutan Outreach.
“I’m sure research may come out with primates at other zoos across of it, but the main objective is en- the country, so the animals can richment for the “meet” others animals.” they haven’t Zimmerman “It really all came together seen before, as said the group serendipitously. But the timing well as relatives is looking for right now with ‘Planet of the Apes,’ in other zoos. iPads to be do- added a whole new dimension to the Zimmerman nated to the hopes that all of project, like the project.” the media attenRichard Zimmerman tion on the projones at the MilExecutive director, Orangutan Outreach ect, as well as waukee zoo, because all funds public interest gathered by Orangutan Outreach in primates, will get people intergo to conservation efforts. ested in primate conservation and “That’s really the main objec- research. tive behind (the organization)–– “It really all came together serconservation,” Zimmerman said. endipitously,” Zimmerman said. With the use of photos and vid- “But the timing right now, with eo, Zimmerman and animal care- ‘Planet of the Apes,’ added a takers at the Milwaukee County whole new dimension to the projZoo want to make connections ect.”
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Quidditch: Team hopes to win regionals
the votes, while the runner up, that considers themselves both Gullett, had 20.46 percent. conservative and libertarian. Stanton, a West-Phoenix naAnna Brennan ran as a liberal. tive, returned home to Phoenix She campaigned for a transparent after graduating from law school government, promoting the imat the University of Michigan to portance of education to the comenter public service. He served on munity and business leaders and the Phoenix City Council for nine eliminating illegal immigration. years, then as the state’s deputy atBrennan commented on her torney general for two. Facebook page after the primary On his website, Stanton said he polls were released. is running for mayor for the same “Eight weeks + or - $10,000.00, reasons he entered public service– 2-3 people getting 6,000 plus votes –”to build a Phoenix with strong is awesome.” neighborhoods, excellent public Gullet, the candidate Stanton schools and a robust, diverse com- will face in the run-off election munity.” on Nov. 8, is a lobbyist and has “I want to innever served on crease the num- “It was astonishing to be running the City Counber of jobs and against two Marquette alumni, cil, but he has wages, increase but at the same time it didn’t worked as chief the education of staff for forworkforce and affect the race.” mer Gov. of have a more Arizona, Fife Jennifer Wright Symington. He active commuPhoenix mayoral candidate , MU Grad 1996 also worked as nity,” Stanton said in an intercampaign manview. “Building ager for U.S. a better workforce and an increase Sen. John McCain in 1992. in jobs and wages is critical to the According to his campaign webbright future of of Phoenix.” site, he hopes to make the Phoenix He credits part of his success to economy more prosperous by crehis time at Marquette. ating jobs and keeping the govern“Marquette is in the heart of the ment away from small businesses city with so many service oppor- so they can grow. He also wants a tunities,” Stanton said. “Marquette safe city with a police department teaches you to give back to the Phoenix can depend on, a halt in community, and that is what I am increasing taxes and to create an trying to do.” affordable government. Although she did not win, Stanton said he and Gullet could Wright was glad to see how far she not be more different. went in the mayoral race. “We have clear distinctions,” “I am pleased to see that I held Stanton said. “I have a great remy own ground considering I have cord of creating quality jobs, I no background in politics,” Wright have committed my life to public said. “I am in a virtual tie for third service and have a record people place, and I’m impressed with my- can count on. Gullet is different.” self.” In just two months the new mayWright ran because she was dis- or will be elected, but Stanton said satisfied with the candidates and it’s all up to the people to choose felt her abilities were better than between Gullet and himself. the others, since she had a law de“People have to decide who they gree and background in econom- trust, and people have to believe in ics. what you say you’re going to do,” As an Arizona native, Wright Stanton said. represented the “tea party,” a party
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The Milwaukee Warrior Quidditch team participates in an afternoon practice, complete with broomsticks.
decided to reconsider their ruling, and will be meeting with the group at the end of September. Until then, the team is currently a Milwaukee organization based at Marquette, but Taylor plans to change the name of the group to Milwaukee Warrior Quidditch at Marquette once it is approved. Taylor said he started the team both for the enjoyment of Marquette’s Harry Potter fans, and to play a serious athletic game simultaneously. “A lot of teams are just Harry Potter fans, but the top teams are very athletic,” he said. “We want to be one of the top teams.” Taylor said some teams don more traditional quidditch robes, but the more competitive teams wear soccer style uniforms and cleats. A full Quidditch team consists of 16 players, but the Milwaukee team currently has only 14 spots filled.
According to “Platform 9 3/4” the International Quidditch Association’s rule book, teams must be coed, and there must be at least two players of each gender on the field at one time. The team’s players are looking forward to beginning competition. Craig Ogurek, a senior in the College of Nursing said the game is very enjoyable. He acts as the team’s keeper but is still able to join in offensive play. “You are always moving, and it is a lot more physical than you would expect,” Ogurek said. Kristen Steinfeld, a sophomore in the College of Business and beater for the team, said she wanted to join after her friends at other universities played on their quidditch teams. The team will travel to Hamilton County, Ind. on Oct. 8 to compete in the regional tournament, the Midwest Cup.
If the team wins, they advance to the World Cup. The tournament will take place on Randall’s Island in New York City on Nov. 12. “We want to make a splash,” Taylor said. “We plan on winning regionals.” University quidditch teams around the world are nothing new. Taylor said the sport “really hit college campuses by storm.” The International Quidditch Association was founded at Middlebury College in Vermont five years ago, and there are currently more than 400 college teams across the United States and over 30 international teams. According to the association’s rankings, Middlebury College is number one, followed by Arizona State University and Louisiana State University. The Milwaukee Warrior Quidditch team is currently unranked.
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Most Marquette students were not expecting to arrive on campus this August and immediately see their email inboxes flooded with reports of students getting mugged. Student responses have been both numerous and varied, ranging from the serious, (debates about the merits of concealed carry laws on campus), to the frivolous (a Facebook page called “Gettin’ Robbed: Part of the Marquette Experience,” which accumulated nearly a thousand members in one night). But it’s not just students who are making statements. College of Communication students received an email Wednesday about a change in access to the Wakerly computer lab “due to recent activity on campus.” DPS left safety tips in dorm mailboxes. Marquette’s official Twitter account began requesting ideas on how to further improve safety on campus and reminded students to “look out for each other.” During these times, we suggest that students heed this advice and be proactive about their own safety. Marquette has made it clear that our safety is of utmost concern to the university. The public nature of MU’s tweets indicates that the university is not interested in downplaying these incidents and is more concerned with tangibly improving security. DPS and MPD have been patrolling campus and the surrounding areas in noticeably heavier forces. A new LIMO service called LIMO Scout has been added specifically to find students walking alone at night and offer them a ride, directly addressing the fact that most of the muggers have targeted students walking by themselves. This does not mean that these services are perfect. LIMOs are notorious for taking a long time. Students will often have to wait as long as ten to fifteen minutes for a van to arrive at their location, only to take off in the opposite direction of their destination. And while a student escort system exists alongside LIMOs, the program may as well be nonexistent based on the number of students who actually use it. For these reasons, we suggest a re-evaluation of the efficiency of LIMOs. Perhaps adding more LIMO Express vans patrolling a continuous circuit could contribute to a solution, or just increasing the number of regular LIMO vans available on a given night. But we must give credit where credit is due. Many schools similar to Marquette offer nothing or nearly nothing in the way of transportation safety. College Prowler, a review of colleges by students, gave Marquette an “A” for transportation, the highest grade given for any aspect of MU student life. Our LIMOs operate 365 days a year from 5 p.m. - 3 a.m. on weeknights and 4 a.m. on weekends. After these hours, students can call DPS for a ride until 7 a.m.
We must also acknowledge that the increase in muggings shouldn’t be attributed to a lack of effort on the part of DPS. So many reports in a short period is a rarity for Marquette, and since those robberies, there has been a visible increase in the number of MPD and DPS officers on patrol, especially at night and in early mornings, including mounted horse patrols. DPS is also conducting a survey of off-campus areas “where cameras could be mounted in high-traffic alleys off-campus.” While crime overall in Milwaukee may be down 12 percent in the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period last year, robbery and juvenile robbery has risen 5 to 12 percent in the last year, according to WISN News. This is also not a problem exclusive to Marquette. According to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, there were 12 armed robberies late at night during August, nine occurring near University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and three near Marquette. The article quotes police supervisor Lt. Ray Gibbs as saying that criminals seem to target people who seem drunk or oblivious to their surroundings. “Don’t go out and get sauced to the point where you have ‘victim’ written on you,” he warned. This is obviously not a problem in every instance — the most recent robbery occurred at 3:50 p.m. on a Wednesday. Nevertheless, we advise students to take advantage of the services offered to them and to not think themselves invincible, especially when alcohol is involved. If walking, note where the closest blue light phones are, whether you feel threatened or not. Do not become distracted by talking on a phone. And watch out for each other too. Don’t leave your drunk roommate at a party full of strangers when you know he or she will probably choose to walk home afterward. If you spot someone walking alone, offer to walk with that person or call him or her a LIMO. We also strongly advise against choosing to fight back in the event of a mugging. While two of the victims near MU’s campus succeeded in escaping, not everyone is guaranteed to be so lucky. Last month, a pregnant mother of seven was shot and killed for refusing to give up her purse near 37th Street and Lisbon Avenue. She was carrying a computer and business contacts for the companies she worked for. Nothing — not a laptop, not a cell phone, not cash — is worth a lost life. It is not a sign of cowardice or fear to call for a LIMO or a DPS car instead of walking home alone at night. It simply shows that a student does not want to end up listed as “the victim” on the next DPS email.
Bridget Gamble When a president gives a speech promising the economy will get better, and all of America (or at least everyone I know) has a knee-jerk reaction of, “Ha, doubt it,” there’s one thing I can say without hesitation: We are in the midst of a confidence crisis. As a whole, we lack trust in our government, our banks and even ourselves. The unemployment rate may have recently declined, but it’s generally believed that’s because people are merely giving up on their job hunts, not because they actually found work. We see ourselves as victims of a gloomy era with no choice but to simply wait for it to pass. Last week, The New York Times published a piece on college graduates who are “waiting out” the awful economy, literally — waiting tables until their degrees prove valuable again. The article featured the unusual story of Amy Klein, a Harvard English literature student who graduated in 2007 and remained unemployed until her friends asked her to join their band, Titus Andronicus. She toured with the band last spring, “fulfilling (her) artistic goals,” she said. Being musically incompetent , I can safely say I’ll never taste success like Klein’s. That’s not just a confidence crisis talking. But I don’t want to be in a punk band — I just want to have a job when I graduate, and I know I’m not in the minority. So I whipped up a list of tips on how to actively survive this confidence crisis, not just wait for it to pass. 1. Make friends with people who matter Freshman year, my adviser recommended I introduce myself to every professor I took a class with. “Just go up to them at the end of class or visit them during office hours, shake their hand and ask a question.” Being overwhelmingly shy, I only scrapped up the courage to do this maybe twice. In retrospect, it’s a decision I regret: Those were a ton of connections to skip past. Learn from my mistake and start introducing yourself to professors, deans, club officers and anyone else of importance you run into. This is not only excellent practice for the real world, but an opportunity to build a relationship, get involved and, you know, juice a letter of recommendation or two. 2. Stay fresh.
I used to think that having grown up in the age of technology, I possessed all the skills I needed to succeed post-college. I can type like it’s nobody’s business, and I’m proficient in most basic computer programs. Unfortunately, the exact same goes for practically everyone in our generation. To make yourself more marketable, stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest, not just basics. Whether this means watching Photoshop tutorials via YouTube, or researching the newest technology being introduced to operating rooms, keep your knowledge relevant. Freshening your resume with this background will make you endlessly valuable. 3. Master the art of marketing yourself. Practicing your handshake and getting a leg up on your technical abilities is important, but it’s not enough to launch your success. For that, you need some stellar communication skills, both verbal and written. I’m not just talking about professionalism here; I’m talking about the ability to talk positively. Learn to turn phrases like “I worked for minimum wage at a Hilton front desk” into “I served as the face of the Hilton, welcoming and tending to guests’ every need.” Companies will recognize your positive phrasing and attitude and, knowing you will represent them in the same way, try to scoop you up. Take a course on professional communication, or if you haven’t got the time, check out a library book on the topic. 4. Count your money. The average debt for 2011 bachelor’s degree recipients is $27,404, according to Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of fastweb.com and finaid.org. Your debt might even be higher. Talk to your parents, or whoever signs your tuition checks, and find out how exactly how much you’re responsible for repaying. If you’re the independent type, you can also use the loan calculators at finaid.org to clarify your financial situation. Knowing exactly how much money will be at your disposal post-graduation is essential to a realistic budget. 5. Bulk up your resume. This goes hand-in-hand with researching your financial situation. As soon as possible, start skimming professional websites and note the skills, GPA, and other required areas your dream jobs demand. Search different regions and keep your criteria open; see what’s out there. Then take your search local and apply for internships in Milwaukee or part-time jobs on campus that resemble, or could at least teach you a thing or two about your ideal position. These opportunities are far more available than you’d think, so don’t miss your chance. email@example.com
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Wisc. lawmakers pass concealed carry of weapons By Leah Todd firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 14, Wisconsin state legislators voted to approve a bill allowing concealed carry of handguns and other weapons throughout the state. There was much debate regarding this legislation and its effects on Marquette’s campus and students are as of yet unclear.
Prior to the bill’s passage, Wisconsin was one of two states in the country prohibiting concealed carry. The other was Illinois. The bill becomes effective Nov. 1 – about midway through Marquette’s fall semester – allowing any Wisconsin resident 21-years-old or older and able to clear a criminal background check to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Former governor Jim Doyle vetoed two similar bills in 2003 and 2005. Cullen Werwie, press secretary for Gov. Scott Walker, said the concealed carry issue has
“received widespread bipartisan support for years,” and that the passage of the Republicanintroduced legislation could not be attributed solely to the recent change in government partisanship. The bill passed with a 25-8 margin that included 19 Republicans and
six Democrats. Heated debate has surrounded concealed carry and other gun control issues for practically millennia. Even the Roman constitutionalist Cicero kicked around the idea of arming citizens for self-defense, saying in the first century B.C., “If our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.” Today’s concealed carry advocates, such as David Burnett, director of public relations for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, still employ this selfdefense argument. Advocates of concealed carry say criminals will obtain guns and carry them as they please, regardless of whether or not it is legal. “By banishing lawfully-armed citizens, the college is denying the right to self-defense and creating a defense-free environment
citizens – that I’m fully capable of taking advantage of,” Snowden said. With a large part of his family in law enforcement, Snowden said he grew up feeling comfortable around guns, and that he has passed a hunter’s safety training course. He does not think he will take a weapon with him everywhere he goes. “I think that’s an abuse,” he said. “I’ll carry it if I’m walking alone at night or somewhere where DPS does not protect. Not to the grocery store, not to the gym, not to class.” Snowden said that anyone afraid of guns should also fear, for example, people with knives and people driving above the speed limit. “Anything can be a dangerous situation in the hands of the wrong people,” he said. When asked whether he would feel as protected with a can of pepper spray rather than a weapon as life-threatening as a gun, Snowden said: “A gun is something I feel comfortable using. If there are other options out there that others feel more comfortable with, then absolutely they should use those. But I feel more
How do I apply? Beginning Nov. 1, Wisconsin residents over 21 years of age and not convicted of a felony may apply for a permit at www.doj. state.wi.us/.
In questioning 50 Marquette students at random, the Tribune found that 43 said they would never consider owning a concealed handgun. Comments varied from “I’ve never been around guns; they scare me,” to “Get some pepper spray,” to “Too much could happen,” and “Guns breed violence.” Only seven students replied that yes, they would consider it. Steven Snowden, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, was one of these seven. He plans on applying for a concealed carry permit on Nov. 1. “I see it as a right – a protection for myself, my family, my fellow
accurate and more defended with a gun. I’ll use that instead.” Snowden said he hopes Marquette students will educate themselves about the new legislation. He said he will be proactive by owning a concealed weapon, and will be upfront with his friends about it. “If you’re not comfortable with the fact that there is a gun in my apartment, we will have lunch somewhere else,” he said. Much is yet to be determined regarding the law’s effects: Management at Sobelman’s, Murphy’s and Caffrey’s said they have not decided whether concealed weapons will be prohibited inside their taverns. Marquette is still debating whether any additions to the current University gun policy will be made. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is reviewing training requirements for the new permit system. But as Shaw said, “It’s ultimately a student’s choice. Every student must look at it hard before deciding whether to apply, and think about the huge responsibility of deciding to carry a concealed weapon.”
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The Roman Coin, a bar on Brady St. in Milwaukee, chooses to ban the concealed carry of weapons on its premises.
which leaves students extremely vulnerable – and attractive – to criminals,” Burnett said in a statement in early August. Although the group focuses primarily on universities’ gun policies, this selfdefense argument applies to gun control legislation at large. Put guns into the hands of a number of these good citizens, Burnett’s argument says, and you have just introduced a huge deterrent to any criminal’s plan: the possibility of encountering an armed citizen. “This certainly will give the perpetrator something extra to think about,” said Captain Russell Shaw, head of Marquette University’s Department of Public Safety. Shaw acknowledged the deterrence factor, and said “it may actually be enough to scare that perpetrator just enough, so that he doesn’t commit that crime.” As Shaw then pointed out, however, sufficient training must accompany a permit issued under Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law. “If the training is inadequate, even owning a gun won’t necessarily make you safer,” he said. “An individual must feel comfortable with a weapon. You certainly don’t want that weapon wrestled away and turned against you.” The new law’s training requirements are still somewhat unclear. For example, the Department of Justice has not yet defined the exact certifications necessary for a permit. This has drawn criticism from anti-concealed carry activists statewide. Some concealed carry protesters argue that background checks are often insufficient to guarantee a citizen’s harmless intentions with a weapon. Jared Loughner, for example, passed his background check and was in legal possession of the handgun he used to shoot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and kill nine others in Tuscon, Ariz., January 2011. Senator Spencer Coggs, D-Milwaukee, voted against the legislation, arguing that increasing guns only increases tragedies. “It is an ill-conceived piece of legislation,” Coggs said. “The answer to too many guns is not more guns, even if they are in the hands of people who have good intentions.” And, Cogg said, imagine being a police officer going to a domestic dispute where both parties are “packing.” “That is an invitation to disaster— for the police officer and for the civilians involved,” he said.
What to Know:
What concealed weapons can I carry? A handgun, electric weapon, billy club or knife, excluding switchblades. Where can I carry a concealed weapon? Any public space that is not a school or government building (i.e., Lakeshore Park, Veterans Park, Milwaukee County Zoo).
Concealed weapons may be carried into taverns where they are not specifically prohibited by the owner, provided you are not consuming alcohol. What training is required for a concealed carry permit? The Wisconsin Department of Justice does not provide direct training for instructors or students of firearms training courses. As of now, there is no one recommended firearms training course, but documentation of training is required. SOURCE:Wisconsin Department of Justice
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Bill of Rights gains final ratification including the Second Amendment: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
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Kentucky becomes the first state to ban carrying concealed weapons.
Kentucky’s ban on concealed weapons is struck down by an appeals court.
National Rifle Association is formed by Union Army veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate.
In U.S. v. Cruikshank, the Supreme Court rules that carrying a gun is an individual right.
Two teenagers kill 12 students and one teacher at Columbine High School.
U.S. Supreme Court rules that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting. This was the justices’ first definitive pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. The court had not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791.
Wisconsin Senate Judiciary Committee approves a bill allowing “constitutional carry”—the ability to carry concealed weapons without training or permits. (Gov. Walker later said he wanted the bill to require permits and training, and lawmakers rewrote the bill accordingly.)
Gov. Walker signs into law the bill lifting Wisconsin’s ban on concealed carry.
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Following the murders of Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert Kennedy, Congress passes the Gun Control Act, demanding better control of interstate traffic of firearms.
Source: www. jsonline.com, www.cbsnews.com, www.npr.org.
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Sjoberg out, defensive line seeks to find itself Defender out four to six weeks By Mike Nelson email@example.com
The 2010 season was muddled with injuries. The 2011 season started off with injuries. Now add another. Already down two starters (senior midfielder Calum Mallace and defender Michael Alfano) the Marquette men’s soccer team (1-2) lost its starting central defender when freshman Axel Sjoberg went down with a right foot injury in the first half of Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Western Illinois to wrap up a second place finish in the 37th Panther Invitational. Sjoberg will be out four to six weeks, expanding the injury report
to eight players, which was as many as were out for the West Virginia game on Oct. 27, 2010. “In the air it’s definitely a big presence (to lose), especially on punts and goal kicks and organization and familiarity for all of us,” sophomore defender Paul Dillon said of losing Sjoberg. The four defenders struggled to become comfortable with one another in the first game, but after a 3-2 double overtime victory against Western Michigan on Friday and nearly a half of shutout soccer together, the feeling out process begins again with Sjoberg out. “I know us four were a lot more comfortable playing with one another,” Dillon said. “We got settled down and played out the back. I feel like we played a lot better this weekend.” After Sjoberg left, redshirt fresh-
man Jon Mau slid from right back to central defender and senior midfielder Amilcar Hererra slid back from midfielder to the back right. Coach Louis Bennett had only one healthy defender available to sub for Sjoberg, redshirt freshman Dennis Holowaty, but opted for Hererra. “We were thinking about rotating Dennis in, but we knew we had to get forward,” Bennett said. “We knew (Western Illinois senior midfielder Alexis Dominguez) was quick, and we knew that (Hererra) would be a better matchup. We had already looked into that. We discuss those things, and we had gone through the case scenario. In hindsight, maybe for the last 15 to 20 minutes we could have used (Holowaty).” See Defense, page 15
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Sophomore defender Paul Dillon had a strong performance this weekend.
Football rejuvenated in 2011 A love letter to Team still needs the “Chicharito” help on offensive and defensive line By Trey Killian firstname.lastname@example.org
Across the nation, teams and fans have made it clear they are ready to get back to football after tumultuous off-seasons at both the collegiate and professional ranks. The Marquette club football team is no exception, especially after a lack of player attendance last year forced an early end to the season. Thanks to renewed player interest and many new faces, the 2011 squad hopes to turn things around this season. “We are really optimistic about this year,” junior defensive lineman and team president Jason Braun said. “We have a good set of captains and we’ve had good turnouts the last few days of practice. We are hoping to make a big run this year and to make a name for ourselves at Marquette.” Sophomore quarterback Jon Harrington, who missed most of what season there was last year with a concussion, expects more
in 2011. “Last season obviously we got cancelled, so I think the biggest thing we want to do this year is make sure everyone is committed,” Harrington said. “Everyone should come to the practices, because even when we did play games last year we weren’t as prepared as we should’ve been.” The team began practices last week and needs more players, especially at the offensive and defensive line positions. Marquette still has four weeks of practice before its first game at Miami of Ohio on Sept. 25. Its home opener is Oct. 1st against Wisconsin-Parkside at Valley Fields, where all home games and practices are held. The team can support a roster of up to 50 students, and offers the same full padded, high intensity, 11-on-11 play that other collegiate athletes experience. Past experience is not required to join the team, however, and practice attendance isn’t held to quite the same standards as a high school or NCAA team. “New faces are always welcome,” junior defensive lineman and Vice President Thomas McInerny said. “We have guys who show up at every practice and those
are the guys who usually play, but we understand that everyone can’t be at every practice. A player may not necessarily be benched if he misses one practice.” McInerny said the aura of optimism surrounding the team this season stems mostly from better organization and more new players. The Golden Eagles play other club teams from around the Midwest, including Ohio State and Miami of Ohio while also taking on instate rivals Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wisconsin Lutheran College. Much like the NFL and its painstaking journey to avoid a lockout over the summer and the NCAA with its scandals, the Marquette club football team seeks a triumphant return to the field. While getting back to football has become a common theme entering the fall, with it comes a reversion to the basic values that players and fans take from the sport. “The number one thing is you get to play football, and you get to hit someone.” Braun said. “You have a lot of fun with your friends without the type of requirements a Division I school would put on you.”
Andrei Greska I’ll admit it, I’m scared of commitment. I haven’t been pinned down since 2003. The last real relationship I had ended in broken boomboxes, corked bats and a complete lack of respect on both sides. Sure there have been trysts with sexy prospects and young up-and-comers, but nothing has had the connection I’m looking for. It’s all changing though. A new man has entered my life to fill a void that I feared would never be filled. Sports touch me at a very personal level. I was that kid that cried because his team (Mexico) lost to the hated Americans in 2002 and to the Argentines in
2006. Somewhat paradoxically, however, I’m not that big a fan of the players themselves. Sure, I root for them to do their best, but only because it helps my team, not because of them, per se. Sammy Sosa is the last player I have “put on my wall.” The last one who I would root for no matter if he was on the Cubs, White Sox or Lansing Lugnuts. That was until I learned that he was a cheater, liar and despicable human being unworthy of my attention. He’s not unique though. Athletes are selfish creatures that are isolated from humanity and remain out of touch with the real world. Once in a great while an athlete will remain untouched by egotism and vanity and maintain their kindness. We like to think former Marquette basketball players like Lazar Hayward, Wes Matthews and Jimmy Butler are real people because they were raised in our community and inSee Love, page 13
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The Marquette club football team begins its season with a road game against Miami Ohio on Sept. 25 and will play its first home game on Oct. 1 against Wisconsin-Parkside.
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Women’s Soccer vs. Milwaukee
Women’s Volleyball at Milwaukee 7 p.m.
Marquette Milwaukee 19.....................Goals....................13 39................Corner Kicks..............24 57...............Shots on Goal.............41
Women’s Soccer at Milwaukee - 7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Akron 1 p.m.
7 p.m. - Englemann Stadium
Men’s Soccer vs. Wright State 2:05 p.m.
9 Cross Country at Badger Open - 5 p.m.
the facts This game is the battle for the city of Milwaukee. It is for bragging rights for a year and for pride. If that’s not enough, the game will be broadcast on the Fox Sports Soccer channel. Both teams appear in the NSCAA Coaches poll top 25 (Marquette at 11 and Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 22). Milwaukee is undefeated (6-0) and Marquette posts only one loss (5-1), on the road at the hands of another top-25 team (No. 7 Florida State, 3-1).
Women’s Soccer at Indiana 12 p.m.
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Sole setter has large shoes Love: Finally an to fill, right coach to help athlete to admire Heier named Big East Freshman of the Week Monday By Mark Strotman email@example.com
Joining a group of talented upperclassmen attackers and experienced back row players has been no easy task for freshman setter Chelsea Heier. But she does have one advantage going for her: being able to work every day with an All-American setter. Nikki Klingsporn, an All-American setter for Marquette in 2010, was hired as an assistant coach this season and has given the talented freshman one-on-one instruction that is already paying dividends. Heier said Klingsporn’s experience with the current team has helped her learn more about Marquette hitters’ tendencies. Klingsporn is just a year removed from the same position Heier now holds. “She knows exactly how hitters on the team need to be set so she’s really good about taking her experience with the hitters and teaching me,” Heier said.
As much as Klingsporn has helped the San Clemente, Calif. native with technique, coach Bond Shymansky said Klingsporn acting as the scout team setter in practice has been just as important. “That modeling concept has really had a big impact,” Shymansky said. “Sometimes Nikki is helping by doing rather than saying, and (Chelsea) is smart enough to pick up on that and translate it to her own game. “There’s this mirror image that Chelsea is watching across the net, and she starts realizing more things she can do as a setter and things her teammates can do as hitters,” he added. In the Golden Eagles’ complex offense, Heier’s ability to pick up tendencies and learn from her mistakes on the go has been important. The speed of the game also has slowed down for the freshman, allowing her to make better choices on the court. “I’ve been really impressed with how quickly she can think through the game,” Shymansky said. “She has a lot of responsibility riding on her hands, and I see her making a lot of great choices mentally.” With chemistry playing a large part in the success of a setter and her attackers, Heier’s steady pro-
gression has been a warm welcome for the Golden Eagles, who will need her to mesh on the go as the team’s only true setter. Through seven games, Heier has averaged 11.84 assists per set for the Golden Eagles (4-3) and was named the Big East Freshman of the Week on Monday. While only a small sample size of a season sure to have ups and downs, it is comparable to the 12.10 assists per set Klingsporn averaged her senior season. While Heier is not making anyone forget about the All-American Klingsporn, she is already on her way to a productive four-year career at Marquette, in part due to Klingsporn’s guidance. Still, Shymansky insists Heier is going to be her own player. “Chelsea is going to be her own setter,” Shymansky said. “We don’t want her to be Nikki, we want her to be Chelsea. Her flair and style are going to be truly dynamic for us.” Klingsporn also sees a bright future for the talented freshman. “She’s going to do great,” Klingsporn said of her protégé. “She’s going to break records, and she’s going to perform well in conference. She’s going to do it all because she has it all.”
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Freshman setter Chelsea Heier is averaging 11.84 assists per set.
Sept. 8, 2006 It was an inauspicious beginning for the Louis Bennett era in Marquette men’s soccer history, as the Golden Eagles fell 2-0 to DePaul in the head coach’s Valley Fields debut. The loss was predicted. Bennett’s squad, in the loss to the Blue Demons and in the five years since, has been unimpressive. The defense, according to Bennett, “played poorly” and looked “inadequate” at times, giving up the two DePaul goals within a span of three minutes. Marquette goalkeeper Matt Pyzdrowski, who spent one season
teracted with us, but in the end, we don’t really know. But, ladies and gentlemen, I have found that special somebody. I am ready to let down my guards and let the world know that I am a fan-boy of Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. I wear his jersey. I buy his posters. Heck I even built a life-size replica in my apartment out of used gum a la Helga Pataki in “Hey Arnold.” For those of you unaware, Chicharito is the Mexican soccer player currently plying his trade at the club “Forbes” magazine calls the most valuable in the world: Manchester United. Unlike most Mexican soccer phenoms, this forward not only gets a check from the team, but plays vital minutes during the biggest games, scoring crucial goals (against Chelsea in the first minute of play). As stated previously though, scoring goals and playing well isn’t enough to merit admiration. Here is a man who is the most revered athlete in the history of Mexico. Men want to be him, children want to be like him and women want to be with
with the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, had two near impossible shots to save and came up empty on both. Bennett played the role of fortuneteller in the post conference, proclaiming that the “ball will start going in the net when they start believing they will go in.” It took quite a few seasons for Bennett and the Golden Eagles to get going, but they finally found some significant success in 2010, going 7-8-4 and scoring 24 goals. At this continued pace, Bennett will be able to forget what was indeed a very forgettable debut and focus on delivering a very memorable coaching tenure.
him. Heck, the stray dog at the taco stand even stops begging when Chicharito is on. He has a nation at his feet and makes more money in two weeks than I will in 10 years. Despite his demi-God status, he lives like a simple man. He asked his parents and sister to move in with him to England and pays for them to attend every game. He addresses journalists as sir or miss and barely makes eye contact with them. He doesn’t party into the wee hours or cause stirs by kissing Kate Hudson and Madonna. He’s human. Don’t believe me? Read this (check out the online version to follow the link). Look, I’m not trying to get you to love Chicharito. Hate him for all I care, although I doubt that’s possible. But it is refreshing to be able to cheer for a human being, not just an athlete. Dog killers and women beaters may make splendid quarterbacks, but I’ll take the guy living with his parents any day. email@example.com
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Sioux rendered fightless by record-setting Eagles Team rebounds following setback at Florida State By Michael LoCicero firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk about a rout for the record books. The Marquette women’s soccer team returned home to Valley Fields and demolished the North Dakota Fighting Sioux 9-0 on a brisk Sunday afternoon. The Golden Eagles dominated North Dakota from the opening whistle, scoring a goal just 63 seconds into the match, and adding five more before halftime. Sophomore forward Maegan Kelly’s four goals and points overall (4 goals, 2 assists) both tied Christy Zwolski’s marks for most goals and points in a game, and the team’s nine goals set a Valley Fields record for most goals in a game as the Golden Eagles bounced back from a 3-1 setback at Florida State last Friday.
Needless to say, Kelly didn’t expect to score four goals when she stepped onto the pitch. “My warm-up did not go so well,” Kelly said. “I missed both of my shots that I took at the top, and I just thought hopefully today will go well and we’ll get some scoring chances.” Outshooting an opponent 39-4 would certainly count as creating opportunities, as would scoring nine times on 20 attempts on goal. It was the kind of thoroughly dominating performance the team needed following a tough loss to the Seminoles on the road Friday. The win put the Golden Eagles at 5-1-0 and pushed their unbeaten streak at home to 14 games. The last time Marquette lost at home was Aug. 29, 2010, to New Mexico, 1-0. One positive to take away from the rout, besides a confidence boost, was the team’s ability to get a good, long look at the substitutes. Freshman defender Haley Fritzlen led the team in minutes played with 74 and freshman midfielder Isabela Carrasco tallied her
first collegiate goal. “We just have a really talented, deep team,” coach Markus Roeders said. “Everybody that was healthy and could play, did play and that was good to see.” Sophomore midfielder Kate Reigle tallied her first goal of the season and also had two assists, while junior midfielder Rachel Brown scored her first goal and assist of the 2011 campaign. “We were just trying to bounce back from Friday, because that was a tough loss,” Reigle said. “We were able to work on things
that would be tougher to do in a closer game.” The team does not have much time to celebrate the victory, however, because a nationally televised game at No. 22/14 Wisconsin-Milwaukee looms on Wednesday followed by a trip to Indiana on Sunday. Milwaukee pushed its record to 6-0-0 with a victory at Minnesota on Sunday. The Panthers’ senior forward lready has seven goals on the season and is one of the most feared goal-scorers in collegiate soccer.
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Defense: Alfano return could help Dillon thought Hererra filled in well, but Bennett hopes Hererra doesn’t need to be the long term solution at that position. “I don’t know the last time (Hererra) played a full 90. He was on our injury list for quite a while with some minor things,” Bennett said. “I don’t know if he’s the long term solution at right back. I would hope not. But we’ll see.” Alfano could be in the mix to fill-in somewhere on the defensive line. He’s spent time as a central defender and right back during his Marquette career. Alfano is currently day-to-day with his recovery from a foot injury. If he can fully participate in practice by midweek, Bennett expects him to play Friday at Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the Milwaukee Cup.
“Alfano is an experienced guy, which first and foremost is the biggest key,” sophomore defender Eric Pothast said. “He’s also very athletic and has great speed on the outside so he can get forward. He’s got a big vertical jump so he can win a lot of headers. And overall he’s just a competitor. So we get another guy who’s hungry to keep balls out of the net, and that’ll be key for us.” If Alfano cannot play, Bennett said, Marquette will still be OK. “If Alfano isn’t healthy, we won’t have game-hardened (players) or experience on our back four,” Bennett said. “But will we have players with enough talent to get the job done? Absolutely.”
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Sophomore defender Kate Reigle scored once and had two assists Sunday.
Johnson claims title at Valpo
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packs a punch
Freshman Vicker paces women with 13th-place finish
Senior midfielder Amilcar Herrera filled in for Sjoberg against Western Illinois.
“Sarah is going to go down as a legend, but they are not just a one player team,” Roeders said. “It’s hard to predict because I’m sure they will have a boisterous crowd, and it will be tough.” For now, though, the Golden Eagles can relish a victory that was unlike any they have experienced in a long time. “You can’t really drop your level of play that you have to another team, so it was good to see that didn’t happen,” Kelly said.
With one kilometer left in Valparaiso’s Crusader Open, a Marquette coach informed senior captain Blake Johnson that he had a sizable lead on the competition and could cruise into the finish line. With the win, Johnson garnered both his first competitive race victory and started the men’s season off to a perfect start. “Not many people have a chance to go out and win a cross-country meet,” Johnson said. “I felt that I had a chance to be toward the front, but I didn’t want to go out too fast. I am still appreciative and I am lucky that I got the win.” Behind Johnson, the men’s team dominated the field with seven runners placing within the race’s top 10. Johnson and fellow senior captain Peter Bolgert held the top two spots with times of 15:26.3 and 15:38.9, respectively. Junior Patrick Maag was the fourth place finisher
in 15:53.4, and Jack Senefeld, Chris Spudic, Spencer Agnew and Connor Callahan rounded out the top 10. This performance may have surprised the runners but was expected by coach Mike Nelson. “Overall the meet went well. There wasn’t a whole lot of competition on the men’s side,” Nelson said. “We’re just trying to get better; it’s a good race to shake the rust off.” On the women’s side, freshman Kenzie Vicker led the team with her 13th place finish (19:11.1), while sophomore Hannah Frett and juniors Christina Sliepka and Jessa Hackman finished 14th, 15th and 16th, respectively. However, Nelson believes that the women had the ability to perform better. “This meet was a bit of an anomaly because we will never run again with 96 degree (heat) and 91 percent humidity,” Nelson said. “But tactically, we need to work on running a bit smarter and running all the way through the end. “[The women’s team] went out way too hard. With the heat and going out too fast, we’re talking about a double-whammy,” Nelson said. “In that weather, if
your tactics are a little off, or if you’re not hydrated going in to the race, things will go wrong. And if things went wrong, they went really wrong.” Yet ignorance was bliss for Vicker, who was impressive during her first collegiate meet. Even with the extreme weather conditions and competitive teams from Western Michigan and Northwetern, she was able to focus and produce quality race. “I had no expectations in my first college meet,” Vicker said. “(The pack) came out fast, and I tried to stay at a high pace. I was used to running a 4k and the heat was awful, but it was just very nice to start racing again.” Vicker, who is only recently recovered from a muscle imbalance in her back, does not see any pressure in keeping up her blistering pace. She’s only looks to improve. “I just want to make a full season without any injuries,” she said. “I’ll keep improving and contributing to the team.” Nelson agrees. “Her role is going to continue as a scorer for us. But there is no pressure on her at all. As long as she’s helping the team out, we’re happy.”