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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

MU students join effort to recall Walker College Democrats collect over 2,000 campus signatures By Olivia Morrissey

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Laura Stanten, a freshman in the College of Communication, collects signatures to recall Wis. Gov. Scott Walker..

The efforts to recall Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch from office officially began on Nov. 15. In the days since, recall supporters have been out in force collecting signatures and raising awareness about the recall campaign all over the state. Erin Heffernan, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences and communications director for the Marquette University College Democrats, said the group has been out on campus trying to gather signatures for the recall petition. “Many of our members have been circulating petitions everyday in the high traffic areas on

campus,” Heffernan said. “We have seen an overwhelmingly positive response from members of the community who are frustrated with the direction this state has been going in the past year.” After five days, Marquette student volunteers have collected more than 2,000 signatures, and more than 15 volunteers have logged over 45 volunteer shifts on Marquette’s campus, Heffernan said. The number of signatures collected at Marquette makes up about half the total of signatures given on college campuses in Milwaukee County, according to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. The recall petitions must contain 540,208 signatures by Jan. 17 to force a recall election for Walker. Statewide, over 105,000 signatures were collected in the first four days of the recall campaign, according to Erik Kirkstein, See Walker, page 5

Fake Twitter feed Local ad gets national press takes shot at MU MKE aims for sharp of Arts & Sciences. Although wishing to remain anonymous, he asked to be referred to as “C. Publius,” a reference to the pseudonym adopted by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the authors of the Federalist Papers. By Matt Gozun Publius says he was inspired to start the account by “BP Global A hoax Twitter account that par- PR,” a similarly satirical Twitter odies Marquette’s administration account that parodied BP followand Department of Public Safety ing the Deepwater Horizon oil has gone viral. Since launching spill. The goal of the account, he last week, @MU_DPS_PR has says, is to bring about “justice.” gained more than 250 followers He cited the withdrawal of Jodi while poking fun at O’Brien’s deanship the university with its offer and the allega“A percentage of satirical advice to stutions of improper professors park in dents. handling of recent “Growing concern Structure 1. Many sexual assault chargon what to do when walk from the AMU es as transgressions being robbed,” says to their car. Please made by the adminisone tweet. “Answer: inform them there is tration and DPS. still dont jaywalk. “(DPS is) powerRun to the nearest no crosswalk there.” hungry, and without corner, then cross.” @MU_DPS_PR the students they Other tweets are wouldn’t have a job,” more political, taking Publius said. “They direct shots at the university and should be there for us before they its employees. are for the administration.” “Question: Each professor has DPS Capt. Russell Shaw said a page w/their qualifications,” that the account is not the busianother tweet reads. “DPS, being ness of his department and did not employees, should have the same. take any strong position toward it. How can we know they’re quali“I don’t really have a reaction fied?” to it,” he said. “It really doesn’t The student behind the account affect us.” is a male junior in the College

Student mocks DPS, jaywalking policies with satirical tips

drop-off in infant death rate by 2017

By Andrea Anderson

A recent Milwaukee advertising campaign against bed-sharing has elicited strong responses with its depiction of a sleeping baby laying next to a sharp knife with the words, “Your baby sleeping with you can be just as dangerous.” Serve Marketing, a local nonprofit advertising agency, launched the ad the same day the City of Milwaukee announced its goal to reduce the infant mortality rate by 10 percent. Before the campaign was revealed Wednesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported a 7-week-old baby was found dead after bedsharing with its parent. This was the ninth Milwaukee baby to die this year from bed-sharing, also known as co-sleeping. The controversial ad, which has received attention from the national press and was discussed on the “Today Show,” is part of a series to reduce the infant mortality rate in Milwaukee. Supporters include Mayor Tom Barrett, Commissioner of Health Bevan Baker, the City of Milwaukee Health Department and

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

DPS Reports Nov. 17 At 1:01 a.m., a student was in possession of drug paraphernalia in Straz Tower and was taken into custody by MPD. At 4:43 p.m., a vehicle driven by an unidentified driver struck a guest’s parked, unattended vehicle in Lot S and left the scene. Damage to the guest’s vehicle is estimated at $500. MPD was contacted. At 10:34 p.m., MPD reported that a student acted in a disorderly manner in the 700 block of N. 16th St. Nov. 18 Between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., a vehicle driven by an unidentified driver struck a student walking in Lot F and left the scene. The student was not injured.

Nov. 19 Between 2:15 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., a student reported being harassed by an unidentified student in O’Donnell Hall. Nov. 20 At 2:33 a.m., a student was in possession of a controlled substance in McCormick Hall and was taken into custody by MPD. At 2:53 a.m., a student vandalized an apartment sign in the 1600 block of W. Kilbourn Ave. The student will make restitution. Between 1:00 p.m. and 2:13 p.m., a student reported that an unknown person(s) removed his unsecured, unattended property estimated at $400 from Schroeder Field. MPD will be contacted.

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Photo courtesy of Kerstyn Carr

Kerstyn Carr, a 2009 graduate, has worked with students in New York and Milwaukee through the City Year program.

Alumni can serve without long-term commitments abroad

Carr said her Marquette expe- members rewired homes to make rience helped her make the deci- them solar-powered. They also sion to apply for and join City built a bridge across a river so that community members could Year. “The four pillars include ser- get to vital places when flooding vice, and I became intrigued by occurs during rainfall. Though the organization does that through my sorority, which By Simone Smith was tied to philanthropy,” she service abroad, Lehman said there are service opportunities said. Carr said she encountered here in Milwaukee as well. With every fall semester come education inequities through her “There are so many in need in new opportunities and thoughts sorority work at the Sojourner Milwaukee that there is no rearegarding the future. For col- Truth House, where members son to have to go abroad to do lege seniors, there are several helped tutor children. service,” she said. “Small steps postgraduate options, including “It was then that I realized the in Milwaukee could make a difgraduate school, children’s education ference.” finding a job or “I don’t think people Ann Mulgrew, assistant direcwas not that great,” getting involved in know that there are she said. “So I asked tor for Campus Ministry, orgaa service program. problems in the United myself how I could I nizes international and domestic Though students service trips and believes there help with that.” States because we’re considering serIn her third year are more students applying to vice may think not a Third World with City Year, Carr service programs at home than their only option country.” said it is easy to for- abroad. is going abroad, “International volunteering get about the issues Kerstyn Carr that Americans face may look more glamorous or some nonprofit or2009 Marquette graduate ganizations show because of the Unit- seem ‘bigger and better,’ but it there is work to ed States’ status as a requires a two-year commitment do in the U.S., and especially in world power. away from home,” Mulgrew Milwaukee. “I don’t think people know that said in an email. “Many students Kerstyn Carr, a 2009 Mar- there are problems in the United are interested in volunteering quette graduate, is a program States because we’re not a Third but are also ready to start their manager for City Year, a nation- World country,” she said. careers and lives within their voal non-profit organization that Kirsten Lehman, a senior in cations.” works to close the achievement the College of EnShe said comgap in low-performing schools. pleting service gineering and presi- “There are so many in City Year works with Milwau- dent of Engineers need in Milwaukee that abroad does not kee Public Schools to provide Without qualify anyone for Borders, there is no reason to tutoring and mentoring services agreed. something “speEngineers in an effort to help students suf- Without Borders have to go abroad to do cial” over those fering in the “ABC” areas: at- is an international service. Small steps in who do service at tendance, behavior and course service program in Milwaukee could make home. performance. Tutoring is pro- which members trav- a difference.” Still, she bevided in hopes of helping stu- el abroad to solve lieves it is natudents meet their appropriate problems for comKirsten Lehman ral for students at grade levels. munities in need. Senior, College of Engineering Marquette to deAccording to Carr, students sire to do service, Lehman said alwho continue to have issues in though the need as it is embedded these areas through the sixth abroad is different than what ex- in the Jesuit maxim of being grade are likely to drop out of ists here, the need in the United “men and women for others.” school. “Truth be told, if you graduStates is still important. In making the choice to join “(The need) is more pro- ate from Marquette University City Year, Carr, like many grad- nounced and has a different face without experiencing one aspect uating students, was not certain abroad,” Lehman said. “In Mil- of service, then you have really what to do in the future. She ini- waukee it’s more subtle because isolated yourself and do not untially wanted to go to law school we’re here all the time and we derstand what it means to ‘Be but chose to work with City Year don’t realize it’s around us.” Marquette,’” Mulgrew said. instead — first in New York and Lehman referred to an electricnow in Milwaukee. ity project in Guatemala, where

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Tuesday 22 UWM Guitar Program Student Recital: Classical and Flamenco Guitar Solos, UWM Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday 24 Huge Thanksgiving Day Dance Party with Steve Aoki, The Rave, 8 p.m.

Friday 25 Blackout Laugh-a-thon with Aries Spears, The Riverside Theater, 7 p.m.

Saturday 26 Beats Antique, Turner Hall Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.

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An Evening with Corey Taylor, The Rave, 8 p.m. Made in Milwaukee, Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m.

Kenny Rodgers, The Riverside Theater, 6:30 p.m.

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Wisconsin loses nearly 10,000 jobs in October Fourth straight month of job loss concerns economists By Pat Simonaitis

Wisconsin posted its fourth consecutive month with job losses in October, as the Department of Workforce Development estimates a total of 9,700 non-farm jobs disappeared from the state last month. Marquette Department of Economics chair Abdur Chowdhury said the trend is especially troubling because on a national level, the nation has posted four straight months of job gains. “It is of concern that we are not creating jobs at a state level,” Chowdhury said in an email. “With these types of loss we will not see growth in the state economy.” Of the lost jobs in Wisconsin, 9,300 were in the private sector and 5,700 of those were lost in goods-producing industries, including manufacturing and

construction. This is an alarming trend, Chowdhury said. “With regards to manufacturing, it is a little bit interesting to see the loss because, nationally, manufacturing is driving the recovery,” Chowdhury said. Regionally, manufacturing has remained relatively strong according to numbers released Monday by the Chicago Federal Reserve. Joseph Daniels, Marquette professor of economics, said the index number shows that recently manufacturing has been doing well in the Chicago Fed region relative to the nation, and Wisconsin’s seemingly isolated troubles are concerning. The Chicago Fed region covers Iowa, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, northern Indiana and the Michigan lower peninsula. “It’s a sign for concern that manufacturing has ticked up but that employment (in Wisconsin manufacturing) has dropped off,” Daniels said. In the Nov. 17 release announcing the losses, Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson attributed the losses in Wisconsin to gen-

eral struggles within the national economy. “The decline in total jobs over the month reaffirms our exposure to challenges in the national and global economy,” Newson said in the release. “More than ever, we must continue to advance the Governor’s job-creation agenda and ensure jobseekers have the skills that are in demand by employers who are looking to locate or expand in Wisconsin.” With regards to the estimated 9,700 total jobs lost in Wisconsin in October, Daniels said the loss is are not very big in the relation to the national economy. “Though it may be painful to say, nine or ten thousand jobs is not a very big number in the grand scheme of things,” he said. Daniels said Wisconsin still has a relatively low unemployment rate of 7.7 percent compared to the national average of 9.0 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Chowdhury had a slightly different outlook on the problem, saying job loss within the state has multiple trickle down effects, including a drain of college graduates leaving the state to find

Changes in Wisconsin jobs, seasonally adjusted Category Total Nonfarm Jobs Total Private Jobs Construction Manufacturing Federal Government State Government

September to October - 9,700 - 9,300 - 2,200 -3,400 -300 +1,800

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work elsewhere. “As skilled labor leaves the state to seek work elsewhere, many business firms are saying they have openings, but the workforce isn’t matching the skill level they need,” he said. While Chowdhury said he does not foresee the economy making a sharp turnaround anytime within the next year or two before the next elections, he said there are two clear barometers he would use to judge how the national economy is recovering. First, Chowdhury said, the

national economy will be showing signs of promising expansion when there is sustained national job growth of 150,000 each month. He said the October number was around 100,000 nationally, despite the loss in Wisconsin. Secondly, he said when initial claims for unemployment insurance each week dip substantially below the current average of about 400,000 people each week, the economy will be on the path to recovery.

Senate talks course evaluations, gender equity New major in peace studies also approved in Monday meeting By Katie Doherty

The Academic Senate met Monday at 3 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms and discussed the Marquette Online Course Evaluation System’s decline in numbers. Provost John Pauly also gave a report on gender equity in salaries. Course evaluation responses from students have declined since the system was moved online. While the number of responses is still statistically significant, Pauly said the university hopes to increase participation in any way it can. Pauly said Vice Provost Gary Meyer is working with faculty to try to allot time to work on the course evaluations in class. “This doesn’t mean that students would have to do this in

class,” Pauly said. The course evaluations are compatible with certain smartphones and mobile devices. Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, said it is not unusual for classes in her department to have response rates near 30 percent. Pauly also gave a gender equity salary report. In a new procedure, he said a subcommittee would flag salaries in the fall and then Pauly would meet with the deans to ask for an explanation of salary discrepancies. Then Pauly would report back to his subcommittee. Pauly said last year he saw 29 out of 484 salary discrepancy cases at the university that he would flag for a short conversation. “I think there are still some gender issues in front of us that we are working on,” Pauly said. Pauly said some areas may have skewed numbers because they are male-dominated fields, such as engineering. He said other areas, such as social sciences and humanities, have more balanced numbers.

Pauly then gave a report on the actions by the Academic Senate from May 2010 to May 2011, summarizing the results of last year’s meetings and giving updates on those endeavors. “The idea of this exercise was that these are not things that have floated off,” Pauly said. He said these actions still have importance in the university. Robert Deahl, dean of the College of Professional Studies, said he hoped the senate could engage in more reflective conversation like it did last year to discuss major issues. “I’ve been thinking about this since the inauguration,” Deahl said. “This is a year of a call to service.” James South, chair and professor of philosophy and Academic Senate chair, said University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz was to attend the next Academic Senate meeting, on Dec. 12. He said he wished Pilarz could have met with the Senate earlier in the year. “It’s understandable given his schedule, but regrettable,” South

said. Scott Mandernack, associate dean for scholarly resources and collections, gave a presentation on open access and e-Publications@Marquette, the university’s collection of electronic publications. E-Publications@Marquette has over 250 participating scholars and researchers and nearly 1100 publications. However, about 20 percent of those publications are citation only. “We have to start shifting the balance more,” Mandernack said. Janice Welburn, dean of the university libraries, said this movement is important at Marquette. “It’s open to the public so anyone can Google and see what kind of research is going on at Marquette,” Welburn said. The senate concluded its meeting by unanimously passing a motion to approve an interdisciplinary major in peace studies in the College of Arts & Sciences in the theology department.

Senate Notes

Provost Pauly gave an enrollment report. The university has received about 15,000 applications to date for the 201213 academic year. The priority application deadline is Dec. 1. This number is higher than it was at this point last year, when the university received a total of 22,000 applications. The senate discussed a change in the new retirement option that allows Pauly to use his discretion in case too many faculty decide to retire in the same year. James South, chair and professor of philosophy and Academic Senate chair, said the assessment of deans will be reviewed after another cycle to incorporate feedback from newer deans. Patricia Cervenka, professor of law and vice chair of the senate, gave an update on the shared governance process for review.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bell ringers get tech-savvy

$14K surplus gives MUSG options Spring concert, chocolate fountains among proposals By Elise Angelopulos

Photo by John Althouse/Associated Press/The Daily News

Salvation Army bell ringers have begun accepting credit card donations, but cash is still the most popular option.

Credit cards, mobile donations accepted by Salvation Army By Allison Kruschke

Putting change, bills and checks into the Salvation Army’s red kettles has been a staple of the holiday season for decades. This year, however, donors will have a new option for giving. Bell ringers throughout the central Wisconsin and upper Michigan areas will now accept credit cards on site at collection areas. Faithe Colas, community relations director for the Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters, said volunteers accepting credit card donations will have a swipe strip similar to those used in retail stores. Donors will swipe their credit cards for an amount of their choosing and sign a printed receipt. The Salvation Army tested the technology for the first time in Wisconsin three years ago at Mayfair and Southridge Malls in Milwaukee County. It found that while donating cash was still the most popular option, donors occasionally took advantage of the new technology.

Colas said the technology will continue to be used in the Green Bay and Fox Cities areas but not in Milwaukee County. “It has depended on the region as to how well it has worked,” she said. “Some people are more comfortable using cash and some people are more comfortable using their credit card online in their own home.” The Salvation Army has seen increased donations made via its website this season, where donations can also be made with a credit card. Bell ringers in the Milwaukee area will be using QR codes on their red kettles this year, which will allow donors to take a picture of the code with a smartphone and make a donation online. “Many young people and professionals have smartphones, so we think we will have great success with the QR code technology,” Colas said. Salvation Army bell ringers in the Milwaukee area traditionally begin their season the first Friday in November. This date is early compared to some other branches in Wisconsin, which can start after Thanksgiving. Many consumers complain that the Christmas season starts earlier and earlier every year — both in the retail world and with charitable organizations. However,

Colas argued the early start makes a substantial difference in the donations the Salvation Army receives over the course of the season. “We are down $13,000 in donations from this time last year,” she said. “It really shows how the economy has affected people ... The bell ringers are a reminder of how difficult times are for everyone and that we need to give back.” Students had mixed feelings about the length of the Christmas season, both in regards to retail and holiday bell ringing. Evan Umpir, a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, said that while he feels retail stores start Christmas a little early, November is an appropriate time for things like bell ringers and holiday decorations. “I feel like I’ve seen stores with Christmas stuff out in June,” Umpir said. “I like Christmas, but I think after Thanksgiving or at least November is the most appropriate time.” Amanda Roenius, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, disagreed that the holiday season starts too early. “I love Christmas, I definitely don’t think it’s too long (of a season),” Roenius said. “It makes people cheerier sooner.”

Marquette Student Government approved a budget revision and a new resolution regarding recent cuts in federal financial aid at its meeting last Thursday. The budget revision was developed in response to an unexpected surplus of $14,000 in student activity fee revenue. Financial Vice President John Dunlap, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said this money is the result of an influx of students enrolled at the university this year. Proposals to use this money include allocating $5,000 to specific events such as the Spring Concert, $5,200 to special events, such as buying chocolate fountains for the “Night of Chocolate” and $1,800 to student organization funding for non-club sports. MUSG also approved $2,000 to fund the purchase of a license with Collegiate Link, a program that allows student organizations to submit paperwork and organize events online. Off-campus senator Katie Simoncic, a senior in the College of Communication, thinks the new allocations will benefit the university.

“All of this money is going back to the students on this campus and will help them,” Simoncic said. The Senate also passed Resolution 3, which encourages universities to develop a petition in support of Federal Student Aid to be sent to Congress and encourages students to sign one issued by the Student Aid Alliance. In support of the petition, offcampus senator Kathleen Ford, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, highlighted the reality that $30 billion has thus far been cut from financial aid programs. Ford wants to ensure that number will not increase. Off-campus senator Bill Neidhardt, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, worked on this resolution and said much of the research was inspired by Fordham University’s petition. Neidhardt also expressed the importance of the student’s voice in this issue. “We want to ensure that students who want to have the Marquette experience can be part of the tradition,” he said. Following the resolution, MUSG President Joey Ciccone, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said he is in discussion with the Office of Public Affairs in addressing the issue of allowing students to use their MUID to vote in national elections. Rulings on this issue are still developing, he said.

MUSG Notes MUSG Vice President Trent Carlson met with the Department of Public Safety to address how the Milwaukee Police Department will communicate the illegality of jaywalking to students. Carlson is a senior in the College of Business Administration.

Off-campus senator Stephanie Marecki, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said she plans to meet with Annette D’Amato, coordinator for student employment, to discuss the efficiency of JobConnection. Plans to improve the system are still being discussed.

Programs Vice President Derek Merten, a senior in the College of Business Administration, said MU Cash Cab was extremely successful and that plans to bring the event back next semester are developing.

Arts & Sciences senator Sterling Hardaway, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, said the Student Organizations committee approved a new club, Student Media Interactive, which maintains all of Student Media’s websites.

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Marquette’s College Democrats will continue collecting signatures into 2012.

communication coordinator at United Wisconsin, a grassroots coalition organized to facilitate the recall efforts. Kirkstein confirmed that more than 20,000 recall petitions were downloaded from the United Wisconsin website within the first 48 hours of the campaign. Kirkstein said volunteers have set up drive-thru locations in parking lots, petition signing meetings at house parties and sidewalk signing stations throughout the state. There will also be campaign events throughout the Milwaukee area over the course of the recall, Kirkstein said. The Marquette College Republicans will also be out on campus in the coming weeks, raising awareness of the consequences of a recall and urging support for Walker. Ethan Hollenberger, a junior in the College of Business Administration and chairman of the College Republicans, said the group is planning to staff information tables after the Thanksgiving break. The College Republicans will also be hanging posters around Marquette’s campus detailing the facts of the Walker reforms, including changes to public employee benefits. Hollenberger said the recalls could also further endanger the economic situation in Wisconsin. “This recall round will cost taxpayers over $600,000, and each side will spend will over

$100 million,” Hollenberger said. “This is a colossal waste of resources.” The brewing contention on college campuses as the recall campaign heats up extends to statewide organizations as well. “Wisconsin residents have seen the lies that Walker has told and want him out of office,” Kirkstein said. “We are hearing tremendous positive feedback from people around the state who are energized and are excited to sign the petition to recall Scott Walker.” The student campaigns for both parties will continue into early 2012 on college campuses throughout Wisconsin, including Marquette. “The College Democrats will be continuing our progress in collecting signatures and spreading awareness of the issues at stake in this movement,” Heffernan said. “This is a monumental time in Wisconsin politics, and we find it vitally important that students are staying involved.” But Hollenberger said he remains skeptical of the enthusiasm in recalling Walker. “The recall organizers have a large task to collect the signatures. Reports are that they are about 20 percent there (and) those are the hardcore people who have been waiting to sign,” Hollenberger said. “I would expect numbers to drop off. However, I think they will collect the signatures.”

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Shaw said it would be up to the The @MU_DPS_PR account administration to determine if the information does not identify the student behind the account would account as a parody, but it also be eligible for punishment under does not make any explicit referuniversity rules. ence to Marquette. Kate Venne, director of uni“The Department of Pubic versity communication, referred Safety Official Public Relations questions to Twitter’s Account,” it reads. own terms of service. “I don’t really have a “Bringing you the “Users are allowed reaction to it. It really most up-to-date reto create parody, ports on pubic safedoesn’t affect us.” commentary, or fan ty.” accounts (including Publius says the Capt. Russell Shaw role-playing),” TwitDepartment of Public Safety administration would ter’s terms of service have no grounds on read. “In order to which to punish him, avoid impersonation, an account’s citing the fact that account ofprofile information should make ficially belongs to the “Departit clear that the creator of the ac- ment of Pubic Safety” and has not count is not actually the same per- claimed to represent Marquette in son or entity as the subject of the any way. parody/commentary.” “There is nothing I did wrong,”

he said. “I don’t plead the fifth. I plead the first.” So far, students seem to think the account is harmless as long as readers understand it is a piece of satire. “I can’t figure out if @MU_ DPS_PR is actually run by DPS,” one student tweeted. “I’m going to bank on a solid no.” Alaina Pan, a first year graduate student in the College of Health Sciences, said she could see the benefits of satire as social critique. “If you know it’s satire and it has the purpose of making people read into the issues,” Pan said, “then it can draw to some flaws of the (administration’s) viewpoint.”

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Serve Marketing. When the ad was released last Wednesday, it marked the first time in history that city officials set a goal for reducing the number of infant deaths. Milwaukee has one of the worst infant mortality rates in the nation. Barrett and Baker aim to reduce the African-American infant mortality rate by 15 percent by 2017 and Milwaukee’s overall rate by 10 percent. During the news conference

regarding the controversial ad, to be (provocative), because Barrett and Baker said they have the issue we are addressing is chosen to focus on the death important and should not go rates among African-American unnoticed,” Larson said. infants in order to reduce the raGarry Mueller, founder of cial gap in Milwaukee, according Serve Marketing, said in a press to the Milwaukee Journal Senti- release that the ad campaign nel. The Journal Sentinel also was started because the less reported that twelve years ago, traditional messages about bedAfrican-American infants had sharing dangers were not getting 3.5 times the death rate of white across to the citizens of Milwauinfants. The African-American kee. “There abdeath rate is solutely was a 2.5 times the “The advertisement needed to be gasp when we white death (provocative), because the issue we first presented rate today and are addressing is important and it to the health is still one of commissioner the worst in the should not go unnoticed.” nation. Matt Larson and the mayAlthough Mueller Serve Marketing or,” the intentions said. Mueller said of the city and government officials are posi- also presented it to inner-city tive, reactions to the advertise- mothers, who he said also supment have been mixed. ported the ad. Andrew Axt, a senior in the “They gasped too,” he said. College of Engineering and “But every person said, ‘You president of Marquette’s chapter have to put this message out.’” of Students for Life, said he was Larson explained that the City all for the ad if it supported sav- of Milwaukee Health Departing lives and lowering the num- ment and Serve worked together ber of deaths in a certain demo- to make the most of the ad. graphic. But he said he was not The fact that the ninth death happy with the way the ad could in the city related to bed-sharing be interpreted in terms of abor- was announced the same day tion. added validity to their purpose, “Mr. Barrett is telling women, he said. ‘Don’t kill your child by sleep“It definitely is an ad that is ing with it, but if you want to kill getting more attention than other it before it’s born, that’s fine by advertisements we have made,” me,’” Axt said. he said. “Each (ad) is provocaMatt Larson, an account exec- tive, but this one was meant to utive at Serve Marketing, agreed be more so because of the topic.” the ad was provocative but said that was done on purpose. “The advertisement needed


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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Kara Chiuchiarelli, Viewpoints Editor Maria Tsikalas, Editorial Writer Matthew Reddin, Editor-in-Chief Tori Dykes, Managing Editor Brooke Goodman, News Editor Caroline Campbell, Closer Look Editor

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Stop the Black Friday madness



So much for Thanksgiving a reasonable time...

Editorial cartoon by Zach Hubbard/

In a decision that has driven nearly threatening to shoot other customers who 190,000 people to sign a petition against raised objections. In eastern Georgia, a Mait, Target has joined retailers like Best Buy, rine volunteering with Toys for Tots was Kohl’s and Macy’s in opening its doors at stabbed when he tried to help stop a shopmidnight on Black Friday, a five-hour jump lifter. In Buffalo, N.Y., a man was trampled back from the 5 a.m. opening time of last by the waiting crowd when a Target store year. The stores acknowledge that the deci- opened its doors. sion is unfortunate for their employees but Even after these events, retailers have ultimately claim the retailers have to give continued to play into the mentality that customers what they want. And what they promotes them. By generating a hysterical want is more shopping time. hype around store opening times and amazMidnight isn’t even the worst of it. ing deals, what else could we expect? Walmart opens at 10 p.m. on ThanksgivOf course, retail works two ways. If cusing Day. Toys R Us opens at 9 p.m. Em- tomers did not continue to show up with ployees scheduled to work through the day the money, retailers would relent. We beand night Friday must choose between sac- lieve adopting this mentality would do us rificing Thanksgiving with their families all some good. to sleep in preparation or coming to work We are not advocating an end to Black completely exhausted. All because custom- Friday shopping. During this period of ecoers were apparently begging to be allowed nomic recession, we recognize that Black into the stores earlier than ever. Friday is an oasis in the desert for many It seems the inevitable conclusion that, businesses. If these businesses can regain in the coming years, retailers will ignore some of the profits they have lost over the the holiday of Thanksgiving altogether, course of the rest of the year, they will be ironically one of the only major holidays able to continue to employ workers who all Americans observe. Before we know it, badly need the jobs. Black Friday sales will roll back into Black At the same time, forcing thousands of Wednesday sales, and the holiday will be- employees to sacrifice their Thanksgivcome less and less central to our nation, ings with their families and promoting this less and less a day for families to gather to- type of materialistic behavior is irrespongether and share food and gratitude. sible. Do we want to live in this kind of This scenario is a little society? Where does the dramatic but not entirely madness end? unfeasible, in light of We urge the Marquette Before we know it, Black these retailers’ actions. community to rememIt is perhaps optimistic Friday sales will roll back into ber the reason we have to hope that the retail- Black Wednesday sales, and the a break this week in the ers may also try to curb holiday will become less and less first place. We should some of the chaos that central to our nation. make the most of our has accompanied Black time with family or Friday store openings in friends, cherishing their recent years. By moving company and celebrating the opening times earlier, our blessings. customers may be a little more tired and a We do not have to give up shopping, but little less crazy. we can redefine it for ourselves. We can Most of us probably remember the inci- wait until the afternoon to hit the stores dent in 2008 when a 34-year-old Wal-Mart and only purchase what we actually need. employee was trampled to death by shop- Better yet, we can do something both pers after the store opened in Valley Stream, fun and good for the environment and go N.Y. The crowd unhinged the metal doors thrift shopping. once they were opened and did not stop And while these petitions may not rushing into the store even as other employ- have any effect on retailers this year, perees — and then the police — attempted to haps they will in the years to come. As help the injured employee. the sentiment that Thanksgiving should The madness doesn’t stop there. Just last be a family-first holiday spreads, maybe, year in Madison, a woman was arrested just maybe, we will see less madness and outside a Toys R Us for cutting in line and more thankfulness.

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Long rides home great for a tale, not worth the tire

Kelly White The comfort of being home for Thanksgiving is glorious. It is my favorite holiday, and I cannot wait to be with family, see friends and sleep in. What I can wait for is the actual journey to get there. The six hours (by my dad’s count; five according to my friend Martin) it takes to get from Milwaukee to Toledo, Ohio is arduous, especially around the holidays. I know that it does not seem that far away – and that Marquette students are from all over the place, so I should not complain. I do not have to deal with airports, checked luggage or too much expense. I do, however, have to deal with Chicago traffic. There is only a brief span of time during regular business hours when traffic is reasonable enough to get through the city in a timely manner. Usually, that time frame interferes with my class schedule, so I am bound to be sitting in traffic for at least an hour on my way to and from home. It’s even worse if venturing on the MegaBus, which makes every trip hours longer. Despite its promise of a cheap ride with free Wi-Fi, I have sworn off that tardy monstrosity ever since I got stranded in Chicago my freshman year. My dad, being the saint of a man that he is, drove all the way to pick up his homesick daughter. It ended up being a lovely experience with deep-dish pizza, but the stress of the situation did me in and turned me off from buses. Luckily, there is always a fleet of Marquette students from Toledo, which means ample opportunities for rides on breaks. I have been known to befriend people just for a seat in their car, and I refuse to apologize for my resourcefulness. Now I have a car up here, so people are befriending me.

But just because I have the keys does not make the trip without stress. Until this past fall break, the worst I’ve had to deal with was bad drivers. Swear to you, one chauffeur French braided her hair while driving in a construction zone. Another texted the entire trip. It is very scary to be in the back seat sometimes. My last ride home, however, could have easily been on the road to hell. It was raining and windy. We didn’t leave until 4 p.m., which meant traffic for at least the first 150 miles. By the time we finally sped up, I noticed my car was slightly wobbly and making a clunking noise. I chose to ignore it at first, but eventually decided it needed to be checked out. Luckily, my pal Joe was my co-pilot. We stopped at a shady inner-city gas station just south of U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. We were greeted with some interesting folk and a definitely flat tire. Joe and I made the executive decision to fill it up and continue onwards. It was cold, late and raining, and this was not the spot to wait hours for AAA. This, of course, proved to be the wrong decision. The car was running slow and gas was going faster than usual. We stopped again in Indiana — about 70 miles from my exit — only to find that the “leaking” tire was actually blown. Whoops. It was about 11 p.m., and we were so close to bed and parents and homey things. The freshman gals in the backseat were blissfully unaware, but anxious to be home — their first time back since college began. So Joe and I decided to test our luck. Our luck worked, and we got home in one piece. My dad, however, nearly killed me when he walked out of the house to find a flattened tire with a bubble in it the size of a fist. The man at the tire store told him we were lucky we made it ten miles. My dad told him we made it 210. He gasped. I am lucky I can get home for breaks, and even luckier it usually is without incident. But I now have my AAA card ready in my wallet, should any such disaster occur. Safe travel is worth the feast and family waiting at home.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tribune 7


Letter to the editor

Kindness counts when it comes to giving back

Jaywalk with some sense

Bridget Gamble I was at Mass last Sunday when a man in front of me asked to borrow a pen. I gave him one and a few seconds later, he handed me a bulletin on which he’d scribbled: “Me and my family homeless. Can you please help me and my family out so we can eat? We sleeping in my car and we need milk.” This was far from the first time I’d been approached for money. But it was different than all the other occasions, when I was walking down the street, standing in line at McDonald’s, riding the train – not sitting in a pew. I’ve long mastered the art of sidestepping panhandlers. I tell them I’ve got no cash. I smile at them without looking into their eyes. I apologize profusely, not listening to their stories or requests, and keep walking. But there are times when that doesn’t work. One afternoon sophomore year, I rode my bike to the Public Market. My wheels were in motion when I heard a voice call, “Excuse me, miss!” I instinctively hit the brakes and stopped. A woman approached me with a makeshift flyer and recited some facts about a “children’s shelter” she was “raising money” for. “Really, no amount’s too small,” she said warmly. I was annoyed that she was spinning tales instead of plainly asking for help. Still, I emptied my change purse in her hands. She counted it. “This ain’t even a dollar,” she said, looking up at me, elevating my irritation to fullfledged fury. “I’ll take it back, then,” I said boldly. Stupidly. As she pocketed the change and condescendingly told me to have a nice day, she wore the expression of a kid who’s been caught blowing out the candles of her little sister’s birthday cake. Someone with a tiny victory. Last week in Chicago, a man was punched in the face by a panhandler to


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whom he’d given two dollars. People who watched the incident chased the suspect as he fled the platform, and cops later arrested him. “You simply don’t foresee something like this happening when you’re just trying to help somebody out,” the victim told the Chicago Tribune. In church, how was I supposed to ignore this man? I cringed at the note in my hands. I pulled two singles out of my wallet, enough for a gallon of milk. The man thanked me, and when Mass was dismissed, he sauntered up the center aisle of Gesu, asking people for their spare change. Part of a well-practiced routine, no doubt. I left Mass feeling like a sucker. But if I hadn’t spared the two bucks, I would’ve felt worse. Our urban campus is my favorite thing about Marquette. I’ve met people at the homeless shelters and soup kitchens who have changed my life. Life’s roughed them up and turned them gray. They’re in positions to be panhandlers who deceive the naive and clock the kindhearted, but they choose better. Panhandling isn’t annoying. It’s disheartening. It’s a lose-lose situation where one person hungers for what the other hides, and it keeps us from treating each other like people with stories and earnings. After Mass, I called my dad. He told me he’s seen kids used as props and people stealing from GoodWill drop boxes. “But I believe in karma, you know?” he said. “People are either going to pay for what they do, or they already have.” That conversation lasted less than five minutes. That’s all it took to remind me what I have to be thankful for. I’m lucky to be part of a faith that keeps me blindly kind. I’m lucky to have grown up under the rules of a man who preaches karma. I’m lucky to know people at Guest House and St. Ben’s who have gambled away their savings and drank away their marriages but still put their pants on every morning, swearing to be better. I’m lucky to have been shown that for every guy knocking someone out on a platform, there are a dozen chasing after him. I’m lucky to know the world as a place where kindness always wins.

To the Editor: When I got the email notification that MPD was getting ready to crack down on jaywalking on the Marquette campus I was quite pleased. “About time,” I thought to myself. For me, jaywalking has a proper time and place. I’d be a hypocrite if I were to say that I didn’t partake in the deed. Crossing against the light when there is not a car in sight is a time when jaywalking could be considered appropriate (if still technically illegal). I feel that the worst kind of jaywalking is that done in massive groups. The kind of jaywalking that interrupts traffic flow. Living west of campus, it’s part of my daily ritual to cross 16th Street, where I have seen many examples of this disruptive jaywalking take place. Most of them include pedestrians crossing on a green turn arrow, against the “Don’t Walk” sign. For example: A while back I witnessed a woman in an SUV looking to make a left turn from eastbound Wisconsin Avenue onto 16th Street. The driver waited patiently at the red light and the signal finally changed to give her a green left-turn arrow. Due to pedestrians crossing on the left-turn arrow, she had only partially finished her turn by the time the “Walk” sign had actually turned on. At this point, the SUV was stopped directly in the crosswalk.

Pedestrians continued crossing in front of and behind the vehicle, making any forward progress difficult. It wasn’t until the light had changed that the woman was able to continue on her way. Normally I’m one of the masses complaining about the bad drivers that are here in Milwaukee. However, in this instance (and all of the others I’ve seen like it), I’m placing the blame on the pedestrians. Drivers have a responsibility to follow the rules of the road. Pedestrians have an equally important responsibility to cross at the appropriate time. If drivers were to shirk their responsibilities as the pedestrians around the MU area have been, the streets of Milwaukee would be a very, very scary place. If you think it’s an inconvenience to wait the 30 seconds for the walk sign to turn on, you should consider the inconvenience of having a 2-ton chunk of steel and aluminum smashing into you at 30 mph. I guess when it really comes down to it, the important thing is to have is respect, common courtesy and common sense. The world isn’t just about you getting to class, your dorm or the dining hall of choice. Show respect to others (both drivers and fellow pedestrians), and keep yourself safe by doing what’s right. Eric Stolz Junior, College of Engineering

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Milwaukee resale shops offer anxiety-free deals

together. Another tip is to check out the “reject” rack. Most students have a hard time One person’s trash can waking up for an 8 a.m. class. But be a thrifter’s treasure. It with a little incentive — aka Black just takes some digging. Friday deals — waking up over It may seem obvious to winter break at an ungodly hour is check for damages, but it’s somehow justified. something people often overlook. But if your idea of holiday shop- Turn clothes inside out and check ping isn’t about pitching a tent in for holes or snags. When buying front of Best Buy or dodging and boots, take the heels and tap them weaving through a stampede of against each other. If either heel determined soccer moms, it’s still wavers, it’s a good indicator possible to feel the rush of getting that the boots will not last that great deal without the anxiety. very long. Say hello to thrifting. Milwaukee Thrifting is a shopping method has a vabased on taking other people’s old riety of clothes and accessories and mak- s e c o n d ing them your own. It’s primarily hand stores. centered around specialty stores Hopping on the 10 bus will take that resell vintage and used apparel you right to ReThreads, an upscale at discounted prices. consignment shop located at 2943 Marian Pintar, a sophomore in N. Humboldt Blvd. The elegantthe College of Communication, ly decorated store is quaint but knows she can find a cute out- trendy, carrying many fit at a popular outlet like H&M. v i n t a g e However, when purchasing a $34 maxi dresssweater is not in the budget, she es but also said she turns to thrifting to find $8 Sperrys. original and fashionable deals. The store “Thrifting is like treasure hunt- also has a ing,” Pintar said. “I don’t feel rack behind guilty after buying something.” the counter For Pintar, thrifting is not only that features an affordable way to shop but Chanel and also a creative outlet. This past other designsummer, she purchased two large ers. glass lamps for $7 at a Goodwill ReThreads store. Pintar’s mother criticized also carries a her for buying something “so wide assortugly,” but she was determined to ments of accesmake the lamps her own, paint- sories. Boots ing tree branches on the lamp- from combat to shades, to match the tree decals cowboy are sold on her dorm room walls. in new or very “(Thrifting) challenges you good condition, to come up with a way to reuse and indigenous and recycle even if it’s obviously feathered jewelry dated,” Pintar said. and dainty colTaking something of lower qual- lections fill the ity and refurbishing it to make counters. it new is also known as “upcyAmy Vergeront, cling,” and it’s an ideology that is an assistant manager not only eco-friendly and fun but at ReThreads, says also financially savvy. keeping an open mind is important While Black Friday deals seem when shopping at resale stores. too good to be true, the low “You may look at something prices quickly add up. Accord- and say, ‘That’s not really me,’” ing to, an on- Vergeront said. “But people are line financial education compen- surprised by the different styles dium, the average Black Friday you can choose from at a thrift shopper spent about store.” Check out the $365 in 2010. Several resale stores While thrifting does “reject” rack. One are located in a twotake time and patience, person’s trash can be block radius in the finding the perfect Third Ward, merely a thrifter’s treasure. piece at a low price is another bus ride away worth it, and there are It just takes some from campus. Retique, tricks to make the ex- digging. a branch of Goodperience worthwhile. will located at 190 N. The best piece of adBroadway, is selling vice is to not get overmany trendy thickwhelmed. Thrift stores have so cabled sweaters for winter. In admuch material that most shops ar- dition, Upscale Resale, a men’s rerange their clothing by the article. sale suit shop at 181 N. Broadway, Stick to one type of clothing at a carries brands like Burberry, Ralph time, or shop for a piece to go with Lauren and Calvin Klein. a specific accessory. It can be best Chelsie Layman, a sophomore to go into the store with an idea of in the College of Communicawhat you’re looking for but also to tion, found a Dooney and Bourke be open to surprises. bag for $10 in East Town WomExperimentation is key. Pintar en’s Resale, two stores away said she often gets the most com- from Upscale Resale. pliments on her outfits comprised Layman enjoys thrifting in of different pieces she has put her spare time and also works at


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Photo Illustration by Rob Gebelhoff/





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ReThreads, as well as other resale shops, offer vintage goods at discounted prices.


Hoarder’s World, 203 N. Broadway, a miscellaneous antique store that carries everything from kitchen chairs to records to real glass eyeballs. Hoarder’s World contains mostly vintage furniture, but it’s definitely college-friendly. “You can find a lot of really unique things for a dorm

room or an apartment, whether that is something small to hang on a wall, or a trunk to use as a coffee table,” Layman said. The prices are friendly to a college budget and negotiable. All the pieces have bottomline selling prices, but haggling down towards that point will

get you the best deal. No matter how you spend Black Friday, remember to keep your pocketbook and sanity in mind. Thrifting is an inexpensive and low-stress avenue for holiday shopping. Perhaps the best part: It gives you a chance to sleep in after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Tribune 9

Childish Gambino thrives on mature honesty

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Donald Glover released his first studio album, “Camp,” under the moniker Childish Gambino on Nov. 15

Renaissance man Glover brings hiphop back to life By Vanessa Harris

People have been saying for years that true hip-hop and rap music is dead, killed by a lack of originality and honesty.

Donald Glover is not going to single-handedly save the face of hip-hop, but his showmanship and drive presents an appealing case that he’ll make a good start. Glover, who raps under the moniker Childish Gambino – a name he found from an online Wu-Tang Clan name generator – dropped his first studio-backed album, “Camp,” on Nov. 15. The 28-year-old has been making music, alongside his TV and comedy endeavors, with three

albums, two mix tapes and one EP under his belt. Add writing for “30 Rock” and “The Daily Show,” playing Troy on NBC’s “Community” and his own onehour comedy special on Comedy Central, and Glover has an impressive resumé. Though Glover has a lot of accomplishments to make him newsworthy, “Camp” may be the driving catalyst for his future fame. “Camp” is projected to open in the Top 10 of

the Billboard 200 this week, the song makes Glover sound alongside heavy hitters like like a cheating womanizer, but Drake and Adele. it’s really just an honest recount What makes “Camp” a good of a failed relationship. Glover effort is the duality in its produc- lets listeners into his psyche tion and the crazy amount of raw and doesn’t let them go until emotion in its lyrics. every secret is out in the open. The first single, “Bonfire,” At times, you wonder if you features bare synthesizers and should be listening, because sirens with Glover growling it sounds so personal. out lyrics to the rhythm of a Just like previous mix tapes drum machine. Fast forward to and albums, “Camp” is filled track five, and you get “Letters with pop culture references and Home,” a heartfelt ballad with witty wordplay. It’s not surprisisolated violins. ing there is some humor sprinOther songs like “Fire Fly,” kled into the album, but Glover reminiscent of Kanye West pre- does a good job at not making 808s and Auto-Tune, and “LES,” comedy the focus of his music, probably the most modern- a la artists like The Lonely Issounding song on the album, all land. Listening to “Camp,” you hit on different levels. hear an actual hip-hop album, Production-wise, “Camp” not a comedy skit. is all over the place, but it The album closer, “That Powworks for Glover. His versa- er” wraps up “Camp” perfectly. tility allows him to mesh well The track buzzes with force and with different styles. energy, reaching its peak during His growth as an artist and a monologue that transitions into confidence in his delivery is also more of a spoken word piece. apparent and works in his favor. Glover retells the story of his If Glover really cared what most first instance of heartbreak, on people initially thought about his a bus ride home from camp. He rapping, he probably wouldn’t tells a girl how much he likes still be doing it. her, and she Ly r i c a l l y, runs and tells Glover lays out If Glover really cared what most her friends. his life story, people initially thought about his “I told you growing up as an rapping, he probably wouldn’t still s o m e t h i n g / awkward black be doing it. It was just kid. Lines like for you and “This one kid you told evsaid something erybody/ that was really bad/ He said I So I learned cut the midwasn’t really black because I dle man/ make it all for had a dad … I think that’s kind everybody, always.” of sad/ mostly because a lot of Maybe Glover is so brash with black kids think they should his lyrics because there’s no reaagree with that,” and “Dope-boy son for him to hide anything. No swag I always wanted that/ but matter what the reason, it defimy persona was always more of nitely makes this rapper stand that Arthur Ashe,” are relatable out in a crowd. “Camp” may not and put Glover’s life into per- be the best album of the year, but spective. it does have the honesty many Contrast that with other songs recent mainstream hip-hop and like “Heartbeat.” On first listen, rap albums are missing.

‘Breaking Dawn: Part 1’ is kind of good ... what?

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The batlle for Bella’s heart continues in “Breaking Dawn: Part 1.”

Fourth ‘Twilight’ film lets vampires finally be vampires By Matt Mueller

I wish I could tell you that “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” was a god-awful embarrassment to the cinematic world. I wish I could say that I spent the entire film’s running time laughing at the ridiculousness of it all. If I did say that, I’d be lying. As shocking as it is to admit, the fourth installment of the polarizing “Twilight” saga is

actually kind of good. “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” follows America’s most obnoxious couple, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), as they finally intend to say their wedding vows, much to the dismay of werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner). The most impressive part of the film is how director Bill Condon handles the ludicrous material he is given to work with. Stephenie Meyer’s fourth and final book of the “Twilight Saga” is filled with absurd and disgustingly graphic content, including a surprise vampire baby and the most heinous childbirth scene in literature history, as if readers needed another excuse to close the book. Condon manages to film these sequences, including the vampire birth and the couple’s honeymoon, in ways that surprisingly work. The birth is a collection of carefully placed edits and point of view camerawork instead of a “Saw”-like exercise in blood and gore. The director, however, can only do so much. There are plenty of scenes that are unsalvageable. There’s simply no way to make Taylor Lautner falling in love with a newborn child not creepy. Another sequence involving a debate between the werewolves is also laughable. To say the decision to give the wolves human voices for a scene was horribly misguided is an understatement. It’s moments like those that make the audience wish the movie didn’t

have to be tied to the novel. Every time the movie gets into an interesting rhythm, it has to shoehorn a ridiculous plot point from the book to please its raving fans. It’s also common to wish the movie could have recast its lead characters. To their credit, the entire cast seems very comfortable and at ease during the earlier parts of the film. The wedding scenes give “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” a lightness earlier films lacked. There’s even a surprising amount of genuine laughs, mainly thanks to Billy Burke’s performance as Bella’s dad. But as the film goes on and the melodrama increases, the cast reverts back to the mediocre acting the audience is used to. Lautner is as wooden as a tree in Forks’ forests, and it doesn’t help that his voice hasn’t caught up to his manly frame. Stewart’s performance also serves as a distraction. As the film goes on, she seems to get less interested in the project. During one montage, she tries on lingerie, hoping to alluringly impress her new husband. Bella is supposed to be having fun in the scene, but Stewart seems awkward, barely even able to show a smile. Ripping on the acting in a “Twilight” film, though, is nothing new. What is different about “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” is that there’s surprisingly a lot to enjoy. For one thing, “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” is the first film in the series to embrace its characters’

vampirism. In the other films, the vampires didn’t feel like horror movie creations. Instead, they were mopey high school students. In Condon’s film, the vampires are actually blood-sucking, often disgusting creatures. At the end of the infamous birthing sequence, Edward’s shirt and mouth are covered with blood. It’s gross, but hey, that’s a vampire. And when Condon shows a brief clip of “Bride of Frankenstein” during a flashback, it’s not just a cute reference. It’s a sign the series is finally

embracing its horror roots. There’s a good chance that if you’re vehemently against the “Twilight” series, “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” won’t change your mind. There’s still some stiff acting, and the movies are still crippled by having to stick to the source material. This may be the first film in the series, though, that could potentially entertain the beleaguered boyfriends being dragged to a showing. It’s the best film in the series, but take that as the back-handed compliment that it is.

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It’s online this week, at Read about how Marquee Editor Sarah Elms almost made the mistake of overlooking Thanksgiving. Almost.

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The Marquette Tribune Tuesday, November 22, 2011


women’s volleyball

Emotions drove MU at Big East Championship Up 2-0 in semifinals Golden Eagles lose 3-2 to Cincinatti By Mark Strotman

Senior outside hitter Ashley Beyer (No. 5) said MU didn’t overlook Seton Hall (17-13, 8-6 Big East) in the first round.

It was an emotional weekend for coach Bond Shymansky and the Marquette women’s volleyball team, which swept the Seton Hall Pirates before falling to the Cincinnati Bearcats 3-2 in the semifinals of the Big East Championship tournament this past weekend. One of the team’s goals at the beginning of the season was to win the Big East Championship, and a program-best 11-2 conference record and the chance to host the tournament at the Al McGuire Center put that goal within reach. The Golden Eagles showed intensity and urgency the second they stepped on the court against Seton Hall. Senior outside hitter Ashley Beyer said the team knew what was at stake. “We didn’t want to underestimate them,” Beyer said after the team’s sweep of the Seton Hall Pirates. “And we knew we were going to have to come out and bring our best intensity, because if we didn’t they definitely could have beaten us.” Beyer and the Golden Eagles carried that same intensity into the semifinals against Cincinnati, storming out to a 2-0 lead. But Cincinnati stormed back to take the final three sets and, a day later, defeated Notre Dame to win the tournament. The emotional defeat and tearful reaction from a handful of players showed commitment and determination, Shymansky said. “I tell the team all the time, ‘at the end of the match you’ll get out what you put in,’” Shymansky


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said. “And so to see them standing there at the end of the match crying and devastated, those are legitimate emotions. And when I look at them I say, ‘that’s good. You gave everything you had so it hurts that bad.’” Junior middle hitter Danielle Carlson said the loss continued to teach the team in the importance of each individual play, and not letting up even while winning. “We learned a lot,” Carlson said after the loss. “Taking advantage of the moment when we have that moment. And the coaches have tried to explain to us that every contact matters, and we really realized it in the fifth game.” A strong and emotional crowd backed the Golden Eagles in both matches. There were 2,100 fans in attendance for the two matches, with blue and gold dominating the stands for much of the weekend. The two crowds were the largest totals at the Al McGuire Center this year. “I thought that was the best crowd we’ve had all year,” Shymansky said after the Seton Hall win. “It was really cool to watch our Marquette community, our student-athlete community and our student community. That place filled up in a hurry and it got loud. It was a great environment.” A trip to No. 16 Northern Illinois on Saturday will complete the Golden Eagles’ regular season schedule. Shymansky said the emotional ups and downs from the weekend will serve the team well as it prepares for the Huskies and a potential NCAA Tournament berth. “It’s OK if it stings a little bit,” Shymansky said. “Those are the memories sometimes that really fuel your fire inside and help you to get self-motivated. Because you can see our team out there. When they’re motivated they can beat anybody.”

MU volleyball deserves berth One game won’t define the season Andrei Greska Dear NCAA Tournament selection committee, You can’t leave them out. You simply can’t. I don’t care what an arbitrary collection of numbers, better known as the Ratings Percentage Index, tells you. These women deserve to dance. You have to look at the whole picture when deciding whether the 2011 version of the Marquette women’s volleyball team is worthy of an invitation to this year’s tourney. On paper, it looks like this squad is a mirror image of last year’s team, one headed by AllAmericans Nikki Klingsporn and Rabbecka Gonyo that finished 23-9 overall, 11-3 in conference play and 1-1 in the Big East Championship tournament. This year the Golden Eagles are 23-9 — with one game left to play — 12-2 in conference, and 1-1 in the Big East tournament. This team is much more deserving of a seat

at the ball, though. Take redshirt junior right side Holly Mertens as the most damning evidence. Left for dead after four injuryplagued seasons, Mertens pulled a Lazarus and came back to life, turning into Lazar (Hayward) circa 2010. In her first three seasons, including a redshirt year in 2008, Mertens averaged 1.41 kills per set, putting down 106 kills in 75 sets played. You could tell she had the talent in her. She

You have to look at the whole picture when deciding whether the 2011 version of the Marquette women’s volleyball team is worthy of an invitation to this year’s tourney.

was lean, agile and ferocious in the games she did play, but injuries to her knee wreaked havoc on her game, never allowing her to blossom. And then something clicked. Mertens burst out onto the scene in late in the season, coming out of nowhere to record a careerhigh 15 kills against Rutgers on Oct. 23. She has steamrolled from there, averaging 2.13 kills per set and adding a whole new wrinkle to the offense.

When speaking of Marquette’s high-powered offense, it all begins with freshman setter Chelsea Heier. Playing under Klingsporn’s shadow early on in the year, Heier made a name for herself during conference play with five Big East Freshman of the Week selections culminating in a Big East Freshman of the Year award. Heier quickly forged a lethal connection with senior outside hitter Ciara Jones, knowing just when and where to set her up. Jones racked up a career high 419 kills this season en route to a first team selection on the All-Big East team. When Jones went up with the ball anywhere near the net, there was only one possible result: destruction. If Jones was thunder, then fellow senior outside hitter Ashley Beyer was lightning. After an injury caused a slow start to her season, Beyer was back to being the total package before long. Not only did she rack up 388 kills, she also led the team in aces and was third in digs. She claimed a spot on the the All-Big East Second Team for her “do it all” mentality. While Beyer met expectations this season, junior middle hitter Danielle Carlson See Berth, page 16

Penn St. ends the Golden Eagles’ year with 4-1 victory By Michael LoCicero

The Marquette women’s soccer team (18-3-0) will soon find out what kind of team it is on a neutral field against an opponent that is nearly equal, both statistically and mentally. Penn State (20-4-0) enters its second round match with Marquette on Friday in Winston-Salem, N.C., on the campus of Wake Forest, as the No. 4 seed after beating Army, 1-0 last Friday. The Nittany Lions won their 14th straight regular season Big Ten title this year and beat Northwestern and Minnesota in the Big Ten Championship tournament, before falling to Illinois, 2-1 in overtime on Nov. 6. “Penn State, traditionally and especially this year, has been excellent at scoring and they are very efficient with their ability to finish,” coach

Markus Roeders said. “We’re just excited to be here and just looking forward to the next game and hopefully we’ll come out loose and play well.” In addition to the loss to Illinois, Penn State’s other losses have come against No. 1 Stanford, Central Florida and Wisconsin. With the exception of Wisconsin, the other teams are still in the NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions are led on offense by sophomore forward Maya Hayes, who leads the nation in goals (27) and points (62). She leads the Big Ten in goals per game (1.12) and game-winning goals (nine). Hayes was named the Big Ten Forward of the Year and named to the All-Big Ten First Team following the regular season. Hayes, along with fellow sophomore forward Taylor Schram (12 goals, 12 assists) and junior midfielder Christine Nairn (three goals, 11 assists) will give the Marquette defense a challenge. “We just have to be organized in the back and make sure we communicate with See Define , page 15


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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TRIBUNE Game of the Week

Sports Calendar

Saturday 26

Women’s Basketball vs. Washington State

Thursday 24

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Women’s Basketball vs. Prairie View A&M - 4:45 p.m.



Women’s Basketball vs. New Orleans - 7 p.m.

Marquette washington state 62.................Points Per Game...................64.8 38.7............Rebounds per Game...............36.8 23.3............Turnovers Per Game................17.5 After its 74-63 loss to Georgia Tech, the Marquette women’s basketball team should be primed for revenge this weekend when it travels to the Virgin Islands for the women’s side of the Paradise Jam tournament starting Thursday and running through Saturday. The Washington State game Thursday will be the first opportunity for Marquette to avenge the Georgia Tech loss in which the Golden Eagles turned a close game, 38-37 Georgia Tech at halftime, into a double-digit victory for the Yellow Jackets.

Women’s Basketball vs. Washinton State - 7 p.m.




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Women’s Basketball at Wisconsin-Gren Bay - 7 p.m.

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Define: Three seniors gone

each other,” junior defender Megan Jaskowiak said. “We’ll have to be extra cautious with Hayes, but any one of their forwards and midfielders are good enough to score.” Nairn is a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team and has been named to the All-Big Ten First Team the last three seasons, while Schram was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team this past season. Roeders sees them as some of the best players in the nation. “I think you can compare Nairn to (Georgetown redshirt senior midfielder) Ingrid Wells and Schram is sort of like (Notre Dame’s senior forward Melissa) Henderson. And then you’ve got Hayes who has a Latin or South American flair to her game, so they’re going to be a challenge for us, no doubt,” Roeders said. In order for Marquette to advance to play either Wake Forest or Boston on Sunday,

7 p.m. at Paradise Jam

it will have to score on senior goalkeeper Erin McNulty, an All-Big Ten Second Team member, who leads the Big Ten in shutouts (12) and ranks third in the conference in goals against average (0.83). For the sake of comparison, Marquette senior goalkeeper Natalie Kulla ranks first in the Big East in shutouts (11) and goals against average (0.63). Sophomore midfielder Ashley Stemmeler acknowledged the challenge of facing a team that has only allowed 19 goals in 24 games. “We just have to control the tempo and possession in the game and dictate the pace,” Stemmeler said. “Offensively, obviously we need to score to win, and they’re really good. And we’re just hoping to come out and play our game and if we do that, we have a great shot to win.”

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Senior defender Kerry McBride earned Big East Defensive Player of the Year.


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women’s basketball

Second half does in MU Simmons’ 22 points not enough in 74-63 loss to Georgia Tech

By A.W. Herndon

The Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech (3-0) handed the Marquette women’s basketball team (2-1) its first loss of the season, a 74-63 struggle paced by an intense second half defensive effort from Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets forced the Golden Eagles into 18 turnovers and accumulated 10 offensive rebounds and 10 second-chance points. The game, which was a onepoint battle at the end of the first half (38-37), was marked by the physicality and aggressiveness of Georgia Tech — an energy the Golden Eagles could not match. Junior forward Sarina Simmons led Marquette with 22 points, nine rebounds, and three assists. “Our mental focus (broke down),” Simmons said. “In the future we have to come knowing that teams are going try to come out (in the second half) and go after it. We had a breakdown mentally.” Simmons added that early nonconference games against tough opponents can help the young team to mature before Big East

Conference play. That maturity — or lack thereof — was on display at the Bradley Center on Saturday afternoon as Georgia Tech opened the second half with a full court press. The Golden Eagles committed eight turnovers in eight minutes — many coming on mistakes after the pressure was already beat. “It wasn’t so much breaking the press as it was our decision making after it,” coach Terri Mitchell said. “And they took advantage of that and extended that lead in the second half. But I thought we fought hard.” While Simmons attributed the Yellow Jackets’ big second half to a loss of mental focus by Marquette, Mitchell thought fatigue was a large factor. The team mainly stuck to its starting five of Simmons, sophomores guard Gabi Minix and forward Katherine Plouffe and freshmen guard Arlesia Morse and forward Apiew Ojulu. All five played at least 28 minutes. Freshmen reserves center Chelsie Butler and guard Christina Bigica also saw limited action. Two players for the Golden Eagles, Minix and Plouffe played the entire 40 minutes. “Even though it was a physical game, with timeouts and things, my body is feeling good,” Plouffe said post-game. However, Mitchell felt the second half collapse could be attributed to this small rotation.

“We were in the right positions defensively, and then they just jumped over us,” she said. “We were boxing out, and then they got after us. They were rotating fresh bodies … I’m hoping a few games up the road we can add to our rotation and we’ll be alright.” Until then, the Golden Eagles must rely on Simmons, Plouffe and Minix to keep the team from playing catch-up. Simmons led the team with inspired play, and Plouffe recorded a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Yet Minix was frequently absent offensively and deferred to her teammates. Morse was 1-of10 from the field, including 1-of8 on 3-pointers. “(Arlesia) is an excellent shooter. She just wasn’t on (Saturday),” Mitchell said. “But the maturity she has to take now is to say, ‘I’m not hitting that three so instead I’ll take an up fake’ … I think they were still good looks for us. Gabi, if anyone, should’ve shot more.” Minix only attempted three field goals, all 3-pointers, and finished with eight points, five assists and five turnovers. “Gabi is going to grow game by game,” Mitchell said. “She’s always thinking about setting her teammates up, and I think in time she will start looking for her shot. That’s something her and I will discuss.”

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Sophomore forward Katherine Plouffe was one of two Golden Eagles to play all 40 minutes in Saturday’s 74-63 loss.

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mens’s basketball

Player by player assesment of tournament By Mike Nelson

Senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom: He’s the No. 1 scoring option for this team, and it doesn’t seem like he’s played up to his full abilities yet. Yet, he’s averaging 20 points per game and scored that in all three games of the Paradise Jam tournament. Can’t complain with that production. A

The Marquette men’s basketball team (5-0) may have been in the warm sunshine of the Virgin Islands this past weekend, but it took care of business on the court, making mincemeat of Winthrop (95-73), Mississippi (96-66) and battling Norfolk State to a 59-57 victory. Below is an evaluation of each player’s performance this weekend using an academic scale (A,B,C,D,F).

Junior guard Junior Cadougan: Now if only the TV people could pronounce his name correctly (Ca-doo-gan, not Ca-digan) there’d be something special here. Coach Buzz Williams has dubbed Cadougan his man at the point guard position, and Cadougan has run with it. He posted a consistent eight points and six assists in all three games of the Paradise Jam tournament and has shown an improved jumper from outside. A-

Senior forward Jae Crowder: In the 96-66 dismantling of Ole Miss, Crowder was an astounding 9-of-11 from the field and hit his first two 3-pointers. He finished with 25 points and seven rebounds. Against Norfolk State he posted his second double-double of the year (14 points, 11 rebounds). Crowder was expected to be the second fiddle to DJO, and he hasn’t disappointed thus far. A

Redshirt sophomore forward Jamil Wilson: Wilson was supposed to be the next Jimmy Butler, but he hasn’t had much of an opportunity yet. He played just 10, 19, and 10 minutes respectively the three Paradise Jam contests and appears to be behind Blue and Jamail Jones for playing time at the small forward. Wilson uses his length well on the defensive end of the floor but looks tentative and unsure of himself offensively. B-

Redshirt junior center Chris Otule: After his 14 point outburst in the season opener, it was nice to see Otule reach doubledigits again in the 95-73 victory over Winthrop (11 points). He is still a work in progress offensively. He had three blocks against a very long Ole Miss squad. He held his ground well and used his length to his advantage — something we’ve come to expect from Otule. B Sophomore GuardVander Blue: It was a surprise to many when he was inserted into the starting lineup, but Blue has proven his worth. He dropped a careerhigh 26 points against Winthrop and has only once not posted double-digit points. His offense against Norfolk State was missing (he had zero points). He’s playing near-lockdown defense and is Marquette’s third best player at this point. A-

Freshman guard Derrick Wilson: Defense was his mantra coming into the season, and defense is his mantra now. Wilson can lock down opposing point guards with the best of them. His offense has been non-existent — he scored two points at the Paradise Jam tournament — but Marquette hasn’t needed him to, as it scored 90-plus points in two of the three contests. B

Sophomore forward Jamail Jones: Jones has proven himself as a player that can score in bunches and with great athleticism. His jump shot is smooth and has an aura of confidence to go with it. He needs to get better closing out on defenders though, as he does not always come out under control and has a tendency to commit fouls in those situations, like he did against Ole Miss. BFreshman forward Juan Anderson: In his first game back from his three game suspension, the 30-point victory against Ole Miss, coach Buzz Williams only played him two minutes. He saw zero minutes in the championship. He’s clearly behind on the depth chart with Jamil Wilson, Jamail Jones and Vander Blue as the top three players for the small forward position. It will be interesting to see how his role evolves as his suspension becomes a thing of the past. F

Freshman guard Todd Mayo: Mayo has hit 8-of16 field goals at the Paradise Jam tournament and averaged 7.33 points per game over the three game stretch. He has shown a strong offensive ability in the Virgin Islands as well as on the season. His confidence and quick move to the basket have made him a valuable offensive asset off of the bench. B+

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Sophomore forward Davante Gardner: Gardner has proven himself to be much of the same player we saw last year but slimmer. He can still score in bunches off the bench — as he did against Ole Miss with his 15 points. His seven rebounds and points against Norfolk State were huge. But he still gets out hustled to loose basketballs and struggles to put himself in a good position to rebound the basketball. B

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SPORTS Tom Crean was looking to rebuild Marquette on the shoulders of freshmen guards Dominic James, Jerel McNeal and Wesley Matthews at the start of the 2005 -’06 season. In the final of the Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 26, 2005, against South Carolina, James, McNeal and Matthews combined for 28 points, so Marquette needed offense elsewhere. Sophomore forward Ryan Amoroso delivered that offense, posting a double-double coming off the bench, with 30 points and 12 rebounds in 30 minutes of action, leading Marquette to a 92-89 overtime victory. This was Marquette’s second Great Alaska Shootout victory, with the first coming in 2001. In the first two games of the

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Shootout against Eastern Washington and Oral Roberts, Amoroso scored a combined 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in just 37 minutes of action. To say his offensive explosion came out of nowhere was an understatement. Senior forward Steve Novak — a more likely source of offense — added 28 points, converting six 3-pointers. This game was not very reflective of the future, as Amoroso transferred to San Diego State after the season due to a lack of playing time. But the three freshmen guards played four years together, transforming Marquette into a perennial Big East power.

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Berth: RPI is not only tool to deem team’s worth shattered them in transitioning from right side to middle hitter. On a scale from one to five, Carlson was a 10 this season, picking up exactly where Gonyo left off and getting named to the All-Big East First Team. I can trow stats at you for days, but as any good statistician can tell you, numbers can lie. Use the eye test, though, and you’ll see the stats only bolster the resume. This team can compete with any team in the country, going five sets against a then-No. 9 Minnesota and being two points away from a berth in the Big East Championship title game. If you’re still not convinced, just take a look at the man at the helm. Coach Bond Shymansky is a wizard on the dance floor, taking his former club Georgia Tech to three NCAA Tournaments, reaching the Elite Eight in 2004. This team has the talent, depth and pedigree to make some noise in the big show. All it needs is the opportunity to take out its dancing shoes. Ladies and gentlemen, you have the power to make it a reality. Make it so.

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