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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Clickers might not ‘click’ in classrooms Professors say interactive devices can be used to cheat By Allison Kruschke firstname.lastname@example.org
Using a “clicker” in an introductory science class has been common practice for several years at Marquette. Now, their use is becoming more frequent at universities throughout the U.S., with more than 1,000 universities using the devices regularly. Yet while they make some classroom procedures smoother, many professors are noticing instances of academic dishonesty surrounding the devices as they become more popular. Clickers are devices similar to a remote control that allow students to answer quiz questions and can take attendance in larger classes. When a student purchases the
device, they are registered online with the class so the student can be accounted for during class participation activities. One of the most common forms of academic dishonesty while using clickers is when a student takes more than one clicker to class –– theirs and another students’ –– and “clicks” the other person in. Clickers also make it easier for students to share answers during in-class quizzes. Professors have mixed reactions to clickers and how they contribute to academic dishonesty. Christopher Stockdale, an associate professor of physics at Marquette, said despite having a positive experience with clickers, he still monitors how students use the devices in his 100-person lectures. “I normally walk around and make sure that each student has just one clicker, but I’ve never See Clickers, page 7
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Many Marquette introductory courses use remotes for attendence, quizzes and class participation to encourage student involvement. Recent findings show academic dishonesty in relation to the devices.
High scores on and off court College drug tests NCAA statistics inject controversy show MU athletes GRADUATION RATES FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES who entered university in 2004:
have high grad rate
Marquette student athletes: 73% graduation rate
By Sarah Hauer firstname.lastname@example.org
Marquette athletes are having success on more than just the field, track and court by outperforming other Division I athletes academically, according to the NCAA. The latest NCAA student-athlete graduation success rate for Marquette was 92 percent. This statistic refers to athletes who graduate in six years or leave the university with at least a 2.0 grade point average. Nationally, the NCAA reported an 80 percent graduation success rate. Mike Broeker, acting athletic director, said the athletic department does not necessarily celebrate these figures. Instead, he said these numbers simply reaffirm that the department is meeting its obligation to the students. He said graduating and performing well academically is part of an everyday expectation of the students and academic success is a reflection of the work of a great athletic department staff. “Every team achieves as they should academically, and every athlete is moving forward towards a degree,” Broeker said.
All Division I athletes: 65% graduation rate All Division I athletes: 80% graduation success rate*
All Marquette students: 81% graduation rate
*Graduation success rate refers to students who graduate within 6 years or leave the university in good academic standing
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He also said it is important to recruit students who are motivated to graduate. Tom Ford, associate athletic director of academic support, works to help athletes with their academics. He said having successful students starts with recruiting athletes who are up to Marquette’s academic standards,
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Marquette student athletes: 92% graduation success rate*
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although some exceptions are made. “We take on a few students each year who do not fulfill academic norms but bring outstanding athletic ability,” he said. “We do this because we have had success with them graduating at rates equal to See Athletes, page 7
Phoebe Williams, an associate professor of law at Marquette, said drug testing has been fought in public institutions as a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unwarranted searches. By Katie Doherty Therefore, for drug testing to firstname.lastname@example.org stand, there must be probable cause or reason for the testing. If one Missouri college preWilliams said that Linn State vails in court, universities may seemed to justify this testing besoon be able to mandate student cause the technical college has drug testing. students who work with machinLinn State Technical College ery, which could be a safety conin Linn, Mo., plans to test all cern. She also said drug testing incoming and some returning does not need to be constitutionstudents, the Huffington Post ally justified in private schools reported. For the testing to oc- or businesses. cur, students would be charged Marquette, as a pri$50 in fees. vate institution, could The American “In a situation where theoretically require Civil Liberties Union it’s a technical school, drug testing for stufiled a lawsuit against it is a safety issue.” dents without being the technical college in danger of violating last month, on behalf the Fourth Amendof students, to chalJoe Kvartunas ment. Marquette stuSophomore, College of dent-athletes already lenge the constituCommunication are required to take tionality of the test. Prior to this, the drug tests as part of federal judge presidNCAA regulations. ing over the case--U.S. District “The NCAA Drug-Testing Judge Nanette Laughrey in Jef- Program was created to protect ferson City--granted a temporary the health and safety of studentrestraining order in September athletes and to ensure that no and issued a ruling Tuesday that one participant might have an extended the order through Nov. 8. See Drug Testing, page 7
Requirement could be widespread if upheld by court
Money woes force owners to give pets up to shelters. See PAGE 4
Think the grass is greener on the Looney Tune side? Think again. See PAGE 9
Marquette opens its season with an exhibition against Carthage. See PAGE 17
Cobeen’s man of the house
Thursday, November 3, 2011
DPS Reports Oct. 31 Between 1:30 a.m. and 2:06 a.m., a student reported being harassed by another student. Between 7:36 a.m. and 8:50 a.m., a person not affiliated with Marquette acted in a disorderly manner in a business in the 1600 block of West Wells Street. DPS located and detained the suspect, who was taken into custody by MPD. At 9:13 p.m., a student reported that an unknown person(s) vandalized his secured, unattended vehicle in Campus Town Lot 4, causing an estimated $75 in damage. At 9:13 p.m., a student reported that an unknown person(s) removed his unsecured, unattended property estimated at $1,800 from Schroeder Hall.
At 10:07 p.m., a student reported that an unknown person(s) vandalized his secured, unattended vehicle in the 600 block of North 16th Street causing an estimated $500 in damage.
Nov. 1 At 9:24 a.m., a student was in possession of a false ID in 16th Street Structure. At 1:45 p.m., a student reported that an unknown person(s) removed her unsecured, unattended property estimated at $20 from the AMU.
Nov. 2 At 6:24 a.m., an employee reported being harassed by an unknown person(s) in Johnston Hall.
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Polish Vodka Tasting, Polish Center of Wisconsin, 6941 S. 68th St., 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Casino Night, Alumni Memorial Ballrooms, 9 p.m.
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The Rev. Michael Zeps has worked at Marquette University since 1979 and enjoys all aspects of the community.
brotherhood we are a part of.” Just as he enjoys spending time with the other Jesuits on campus, he also enjoys his time with the students. He said it brings him the biggest reward for his profession. “It is a great joy to be able to By Andrea Anderson witness the world and Jesus email@example.com Christ,” Zeps said. “To see students grow intellectually but also The Rev. Michael Zeps is a personally when they adjust to die-hard fan of canning pickles, moving away from their parents, playing the violin and working then see them go out in the world out with his tennis group. With and even return, is a great joy.” his spunk and calm demeanor, Timothy Cigelske, communithis associate history profes- cation specialist in the Office of sor is an average Joe, but with a Marketing and Communication, twist of Jesuit. graduated in 2004, but rememZeps has worked at Marquette bers his freshman year Westsince 1979 and has a full schedule ern Civilization honors class, of lectures. He is also one of the taught by Zeps. only male resiIt was Cidents to have gelske’s first lived in Cobeen Marquette class Hall, where he and Zeps went has served as around the room hall minister asking the stufor the past 33 dents to say years. their first and This is a part of a series on A typical day in last names. Marquette’s Jesuits. Zeps’ own words: “Each of us said “I wake up around 6:30 each our last name and he critiqued morning, have breakfast at 7:15 them,” Cigelske said. “He would with a group of nice ladies in explain the best wines that were Cobeen, go to class, have lunch from the region our name was at the Jes Res, go to class and from, what worldly events haphave mass at five with the other pened and what war they won boys,” he said. “Then we sit thousands of years ago.” around, chat, have supper and say Cigelske was baptized Catholic lots of yuks.” and raised Lutheran, but said he Zeps said the time he spends had never heard of the term “Jewith the other Jesuits on campus suit” before attending Marquette. creates a bond that is unique to his “I didn’t think about priests in other relationships. the classroom,” he said. “When I “You wouldn’t believe what we met Zeps, he set the mold about talk about,” he said. “It is really what Jesuits were and their sigquite esoteric but is special to the nificance to Marquette … Father
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Zeps was a very worldly, knowledgeable man who smashed the stereotype.” Eilish Tucker, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, was a founding member of the group of girls Zeps began to eat his 7:15 a.m. breakfast with. She was a sophomore when a group of five to 10 girls, including herself, were eating in Cobeen and saw Zeps eating alone. They invited him to eat with them. “Ever since that morning we would eat breakfast with him Monday through Friday,” Tucker said. The self-declared “Breakfast Club” grew from a small group to sixteen regular students. Tucker said she saw Zeps last week and he informed her that the group has grown to about 30 students who now have to pull tables together. She could not remember any specific conversations, but did recall having very intellectual conversations as well as light-hearted ones. Students provide mixed reviews about Zeps as a professor. On ratemyprofessor.com, he has an average rating of 3.2 out of five. When asked about the results, Zeps pointed out one comment in particular he liked: “Lots of notes taken during class from his awful handwriting.” “I use cursive and a lot of students don’t like that and don’t have the highest regard for me, but I don’t have the highest regard for those students who have bad handwriting either,” Zeps chuckled.
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Friday 4 Five Finger Death Punch, The Rave, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 6 Turandot, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 2:30 p.m. 27th Annual Jingle Bell Run, Milwaukee County Zoo, 7:15 a.m.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Female engineers more likely to change paths Study shows lack of confidence key factor in switch By Katie Doherty firstname.lastname@example.org
Women who enter college to become engineers are more likely than men to change their major, according to a recently released paper by the American Sociological Review. The study looked at 288 students, both male and female, in four different engineering programs. The sample included 125 women and 163 men. Of the students in the survey, 22.8 percent of women entering as an engineering major switched out of that major before graduating, compared to 17.5 percent of men. However, men who switched out of the engineering major were more likely to switch into fields outside of the STEM category (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) than women who switched. This paper cited a lack of confidence as the main deterrent to women in the engineering field, as the study found women tend not to be as confident in their ability to succeed in engineering as men. Michael Switzenbaum, executive associate dean of the College of Engineering, said the college encourages women to stay and also promotes programs and organizations to attract more women to the
engineering field. The College of Engineering currently has 1161 undergraduate students, of whom 227 are female. That is about 19.6 percent of the engineering student population. The university does not currently have any data on gender-specific retention rates. Switzenbaum said on a national level, 18.1 percent of engineering undergraduate students are female. He said these percentages vary by department because some programs are more attractive to female students. For example, about 35 percent of biomedical engineering undergraduates at Marquette are female. “We’re not happy with 20 percent of our students being female,” Switzenbaum said. “We want it to be 50 percent.” One problem, Switzenbaum said, is that some female students may not think an engineering major is a viable option for them, and they need the proper prerequisites to enter the program later on. He said the college tries to garner more female interest in engineering through programs for younger children, which introduce girls to engineering and science based fields. Molly Baker, the college’s engineering outreach coordinator, is responsible for all elementary and high school-aged programming, called “Engineering Academies.” “The objective of the Engineering Academies is to encourage students’ interest in the STEM fields,” Baker said in an email. “Most of our classes are offered co-ed, but we do offer
at least one class a semester that is girls-only called iHeels: Inspiring Hands-on Engineering Experiences with Ladies of STEM.” Baker said the college feels it is important to offer middle school and high school female students the opportunity to explore these interests in a femaleonly environment. “As a female engineer myself, I understand what it is like to be a minority in the engineering field and the importance of support from other females,” Baker said. “Our iHeels instructors are great role models inspiring the younger women to pursue studies and careers in STEM.” In addition to the Engineering Academies, the college has two prominent women’s organizations – the Society of Women Engineers and Alpha Omega Epsilon, an engineering sorority. Switzenbaum said both of these organizations are tools for female students that allow them to support each other. Andrea Dunn, a junior in the College of Engineering and president of Alpha Omega Epsilon, said the sorority makes it easier for members to get help and advice from older students. “I think AOE helps keep women in engineering because we are a support group for one another,” Dunn said. Of the 11 active members of the sorority, one is a nonengineer. Dunn said that member dropped her engineering major this year but stayed in the sorority. “I think the main reason some
What do engineering majors switch to?
= Switch to another STEM major = Switch to a non-STEM major total #of women = 125 total #of men = 163 Source: American Sociological Review
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may change (majors) is the reaction (female students) get from guys when they have an opinion,” Dunn said. “You are a minority.” Dunn said she thought the
college had a lot of programs that work to retain female engineering students because many different engineering societies are non-discriminatory and provide help to students.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Save the economy, save the animals
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Although many shelters are experiencing higher surrenders, numbers shows that cats are currently more likely to be abandoned than dogs.
Gayle Viney, public relations coordinator at the Dane County Humane Society in Madison, said a recent surge in cats entering the shelter has caused it to quickly near its maximum capacity. “The economy is also putting a By Olivia Morrissey new slant on why people are email@example.com ing up their pets,” Viney said. “It used to be because they’re moving In these tough economic times, and can’t keep the pet, they don’t many people nationwide have have time for it, they have allergies been forced to make sacrifices, in- or are having a baby — but now cluding giving up a beloved fam- we really are seeing a trend toward ily pet. people surrendering their animals In many cases, pet owners turn because they lost a job, lost their over their dogs and cats to animal home or can’t afford them.” shelters because they cannot afford Fricke said even in good ecoto keep them. nomic times, it But these shel- “An animal shelter is definitely a can be difficult ters are suf- reflection of the community ... Like to get people to fering as well people in the community, animal adopt pets from according to animal shelters. Inga Fricke, shelters tend to see diminished She estimated director of resources or budget cuts.” only about 20 Inga Fricke percent of anisheltering and Humane Society of the United States mals in housepet care issues at the Humane holds nationwide Society of the come from aniUnited States. mal shelters. “An animal shelter is definitely Shelters nationwide have taken a reflection of the community,” steps to try to avoid overcrowding Fricke said. “Like people in the by participating in rescue transfers, community, animal shelters tend in which one shelter sends animals to see diminished resources or to another that specializes in a parbudget cuts.” ticular breed or market. Some, like
Animal shelters overcrowded due to harsh financial time
the DCHS, offer price breaks and special events to encourage adoption. Often as a last resort, some shelters must euthanize some animals to allow them to adequately care for others, Fricke said. She said an estimated 6 to 8 million animals are sheltered each year, with 3 to 4 million euthanized. A poor economy tends to slow down pet adoption rates while increasing those of pet surrender, Fricke said, and there seems to be a connection between the current economy and higher rates of pet surrender. “We have seen a correlation between the economy and people giving up their pets,” she said. “But you can’t make blanket statements for all animal shelters. It really depends on the state of the community.” Angela Speed, director of development and community relations at the Wisconsin Humane Society, said the center--located on Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee--has not experienced the same level of overcrowding or loss of resources as other shelters. “We saw a slight peak of surrenders in 2009 due to economic reasons like evictions and foreclosures, but adoptions were
correspondingly up, too,” she said. “Since 2000, we have overall seen a 28 percent increase in surrenders. However, we have seen a 55 percent increase in adoptions during that same time period.” Speed added that the shelter has a very high number of cats, but the number of dog surrenders are normal at this time. Fricke said it is understandable that animal shelters remain fairly stable in communities that are limping along, but managing. “It is encouraging to hear that some animal shelters in Wisconsin are not experiencing overcrowding,” she said. James Pokrywczynski, associate professor of advertising at Marquette, echoed these sentiments. He has twice adopted a dog from the Wisconsin Humane Society, most recently in 1998, when he and his wife adopted a Dalmatian they named Luna. “We wanted to give a dog another chance through adoption,” Pokrywczynski said. Should the Wisconsin Humane Society begin to see overcrowding in its shelter, he said he would not be concerned. “There will just be more dogs there for my wife and I to adopt!” Pokrywczynski said.
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MKE businesses predict promising 2012 sales Local companies see success amid national struggles By Pat Simonaitis firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite an uncertain national economic climate and an ongoing debt crisis in Europe, some Milwaukee companies saw record growth in 2011. In addition, nearly 80 percent expect higher sales in 2012 than in 2011, according to a recently released confidence poll. Both Johnson Controls and the Wisconsin Energy Corp., two of Milwaukee’s Fortune 1000 businesses, reported on Oct. 27 earnings significantly higher than their 2010 numbers. Johnson Controls, which manufactures both automotive and building systems, reported record net sales and income in the fourth quarter of 2011. The company’s total sales for their fiscal year ending Sept. 30 were $40.8 billion. For the year, the company earned $1.62 billion, up from $1.49 billion in 2010. Johnson Controls CEO Ste-
phen Roell said the company was pleased with the growth when the numbers were released. “We are optimistic as we begin fiscal 2012,” Roell said in the company’s news release. “Our long-term objective is to profitably grow faster than our underlying industries, and we will make record levels of investment in 2012 to support that goal.” The impact of those investments on the company’s headquarters in Milwaukee remain to be seen, but Paul Mason, executive director of the company’s global media relations, said there are currently job openings at the company in Milwaukee that can be checked on its website. Mason could not specifically say the impact the company’s growth would have on the city. “As you might imagine, since we are a global company we do not offer employment projections on a market-by-market basis,” he said. The Wisconsin Energy Corp. has also seen significant jumps in revenues and profits, reporting net income of $398.7 million through the first nine
months of 2011. The fiscal year for the energy company ends Dec. 30. These numbers are up from $328.8 million in the first nine months of 2010. Company spokesperson Brian Manthey said the company is prohibited from discussing endof-the-year number projections at this point because of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission restrictions. While these two companies have reported increases in sales and profits, overall confidence of businesses in the Milwaukee area can be described as “lukewarm,” according to Bret Mayborne, economic research director at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which conducted the survey. The survey, which polled 145 Milwaukee area firms employing more than 60,100 people total, asked businesses if they were projecting their sales, profits and employment to increase. Among those categories, the largest variance came in firms’ expectations of higher sales in 2012 than in 2011. Of those polled, 79 percent of firms expected a growth in that figure,
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starkly contrasting the 56 percent which expected increased sales going into 2011 when asked a year ago. “(The 56 percent figure) was taken coming basically right out of the recession, when businesses were first seeing signs of recovery,” Mayborne said.
“Over the last twelve months businesses are significantly more optimistic than they were a year ago.” Mayborne said while growth is expected to continue, an acceleration of that growth was unlikely in Milwaukee.
Compost now on the menu for Straz dining hall SEAC teams with Sodexo in latest sustainability effort By Joe Kaiser Special to the Tribune
This September, the Straz Tower dining hall became the first on campus to begin a composting program that founders say has been impressively successful thus far. Marquette’s Students for an Environmentally Active Campus (SEAC) teamed up with the organization Kompost Kids and food service company Sodexo to start the program, which looks to turn vegetation into soil.
SEAC president Taylor Behnke, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said the project got off to an unexpected start. “We were talking about how we’d like to see composting here,” Behnke said. “We just did a Google search and found Kompost Kids and started talking to them this fall.” The program features two bins at the Straz dining hall, one located near the salad area and another in the kitchen. According to Kompost Kids president Melissa Tashjian, the bins, collected twice a week, gather both pre-consumed vegetable trimmings and spoiled vegetation. She also noted that it takes about 1,000 pounds of vegetation to create one yard of soil. “Straz is probably producing 100 pounds of vegetation waste
per week,” Tashjian said. “Right Both SEAC and Kompost Kids now we are generating about a hope to expand composting proyard of compost from Straz per grams to other areas on campus. two months.” “There are definitely plans to In the short period since the move this to other dining halls,” program began, Behnke said it Tashjian said. “We started with has already been very Straz because it is beneficial to the com- “Compost is the least busy, but our munity. goal is to add another usually expensive, “There are definitedining hall next year. ly benefits already,” and this is going to Hopefully in the next Behnke said. “Com- a lot of Milwaukee couple of years all the post is usually expen- area gardeners.” dining halls will be Taylor Behnke equipped with comsive, and this is going SEAC President posting efforts.” to a lot of Milwaukee area gardeners.” Though possibly an Marquette sustainuphill battle, SEAC ability officer Mike Whittow, who sees expansion as a potential way helped bring both groups together for Marquette to get its own comto create the program, is also im- post pile and reap some of the pressed so far. benefits for the school. “I think it’s an outstanding “The biggest challenge is program,” Whittow said. to expand it to eventually get
all the dining halls and Brews composted,” Behnke said. “But I think a benefit in the future is if we get our own compost pile, the soil will go directly back to Marquette.” Whittow said getting a compost pile at Marquette could be a difficult and long process, but acknowledged it is a goal worth striving for. “(Getting a compost pile on campus) is more of a long-term goal,” Whittow said. “You need to get an ordinance, and Milwaukee needs to relax its ordinance policy. But part of being a sustainability officer is to help projects like this by getting the real people together to help the project succeed. I don’t want to stop working until we have the best possible project we can here.”
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Librarians advocate for open access to research Raynor staff held awareness event Monday, Tuesday By Ben McCormick Special to the Tribune
Most people will say running into a pay wall while reading an online article is, at the very least, annoying. Open access is a growing international movement at the scholarly level committed to making that pay wall for scholarly research vanish. Open access is dedicated to making all research articles available online for free. Marquette held its second annual Open Access Awareness Day in the Raynor Library this past Monday and Tuesday to educate Marquette students on the movement. Beginning in the 1990s, scholarly journals started to publish online —
a movement that has grown significantly in the twenty-first century. Although publishing online results in decreased costs for printing and distributing a work, subscription prices to academic journals continue to rise. Ann Hanlon, digital projects librarian at Marquette, said the subscription fees for a lot of academic journals, particularly in the sciences, have escalated faster in recent years than that of inflation. Sciences journals have proven to be the most expensive annual subscription. According to the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), an alliance of academic institutions promoting new ways the internet can share scholarly information, subscription costs for a single journal can be more than $20,000 annually. “Academic authors are not paid by the journals for their articles and the academics who do the
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peer-reviews are not reimbursed for their efforts,” Hanlon said. “Now that we are in the digital age it makes sense to find a better way to disseminate academic research rather than keeping it behind a pay wall.” For scholars who are not paid for their work, the ultimate goal is for their work to be read. It is also for their work to influence and inspire further research. A 2008 study by Gunther Eysenbach of the University of Toronto found that work published openly accessible in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — the official journal of the United States National Academy of Sciences — was three times as likely to be cited in other scholarly works than that which was published as non-open access. In 2008, legislation passed that required all works published by the National Institute of Health to be available on the internet for free no
more than twelve months after publication. This is known as “delayed open access.” Marquette practices self-archiving open access through its own repository where all articles written by Marquette authors are archived online. The repository, called e-Scholarship@MU, can be accessed by anyone via Marquette’s e-publications website. The Open Access Awareness Days at Marquette were initiated by SPARC. The coalition’s Open Access Awareness Week usually coincides with Marquette’s fall break, so the university holds its event a few weeks later, instead. Hanlon said Marquette students should know how research is distributed and get involved in the open access movement to have more scholarly work available to them. “That’s our job, and that’s what we want to do,” she said. “Accessing as much information as the
students need is central to the library’s mission ... I think if they understand how we go about doing that and how much broader the access could be, that would be important to them.” Lee Systma, a professor of theology in the College of Arts & Sciences, said open access would give students more options. “I could see it being a larger plus for graduate students who would use more of those types of various resources,” she said. Openly accessible research would be available to anyone seeking reliable, accurate information — college student or not. Margaret Fredericks, a sophomore in the College of Education, said it could be difficult to find accurate research after graduating from college. “Open access would be a good way for anyone to look up any type of thing and they would know it would be accurate,” she said.
Test scores trump seniority New legislation judges teachers on student success By Elise Angelopulos firstname.lastname@example.org
Evaluations factoring in test scores and student performance may now be a more significant factor in faculty retention than seniority for Wisconsin public schools, according to Act 10 legislation signed by Governor Scott Walker last Thursday. Joan Whipp, an associate professor in education, said she fears tactics in teacher evaluations such as utilizing test scores to discipline educators may lead to undesirable results. “I worry that this will only encourage more of the ‘teach to the test’ mentality in schools that has already contributed to the erosion of teaching and learning in public schools, particularly urban schools, throughout the country and in Wisconsin,” Whipp said. The new act judges teachers on the quality of their students’ performance and growth as a means for termination or future advising. Libby Avender, a sophomore in
the College of Education, said the legislation rewarding quality over seniority would be beneficial. “I am observing a history teacher at Bayview High School (in Milwaukee), and, if I were to write an evaluation, he would not be able to teach anymore because he does so poorly,” Avender said in an email. “This is actually a problem in much of Milwaukee though, something needs to be done.” However, not all schools will be affected, as certain schools like Milwaukee Excel High School (a city charter school) have forfeited potential federal grants to avoid having to comply with the evaluation requirements. Milwaukee Excel principal Nicole Johnson says her high school will not follow the legislation as it is organized under different regulations. “We have a separate internal organization to discipline teachers,” Johnson said. “Parents are not involved in our decisions. It is just our administration.” Johnson said she does not know how it would affect Milwaukee Public Schools as many districts like hers operate under separate circumstances. Many non-supporters of the legislation fear it promotes ambiguity because it may not equally affect all schools, Johnson said.
Sam Hartman, a junior in the College of Education, said it is important quality educators are rewarded rather than undeserving teachers with seniority. “I think we should stop keeping teachers (in the educational systems) just because they have been there forever,” Hartman said. Hartman said she likes the idea of teacher evaluations an as a means of improving school systems by weeding out poor educators and praising successful ones but has some reserves in regards to who conducts the them. “It’s important to think about who is doing these evaluations,” Hartman said. “There is almost always a bias involved.” Meghan Mountain, a sophomore in the College of Education, said the legislation is needed to improve Milwaukee public schools. “I think that especially since teachers now are getting a lot more field experience and practice, that qualifies them for success,” Mountain said. Mountain said though experienced teachers might have more developed backgrounds and practices conducive to classroom success, standards are always changing, and it may be beneficial for new teachers with different ideas to serve as replacements.
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Clickers: A plus for some
Drug Testing: Abuse rising on campuses
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Students say they have noticed others using the remotes to cheat.
had a real problem with academic monitor the whole classroom.” misconduct,” he said. Mynlieff said despite issues that Stockdale added that clickers have occurred with cheating and have been useful in his classroom clickers, she has also had positive because they give shy students an experiences with them. opportunity to participate without “(They) are a great way to give fear of being embarrassed. students a sample of the types of “People are very hesitant to questions that might appear on an speak out in class or raise their exam in a low stakes situation,” hand to express an opinion,” he she said. said. “The anonymity of clickers Jennifer Gallagher, a sophois a very liberating more in the College move –– allowing of Health Sciences, students to express “Cheating can occur said she has noticed an opinion with- whether using a several instances of out possibly facing clicker or not.” cheating from her ridicule from their classmates while usneighbors.” ing clickers in her Michelle Mynlieff introductory This same anonymbiolity, however, is what Professor of Biological Sciences ogy and chemistry has caused probclasses. lems with cheating She added that for professors at Marquette and while the clickers were efficient, other universities. they made it easier for her classMichelle Mynlieff, a professor mates to cheat. of biological sciences at Mar“There was definitely dishonquette, said it is considered cheat- esty with the clickers, but I’m ing if a student is using more than not sure they are more dishonest one clicker in class. than if you were taking a written “I’ve reported students to the quiz,” Gallagher said. “It may be dean for doing this,” she said. easier to be dishonest with click“However, cheating can occur ers since you can just see what whether using a clicker or not. button someone else pressed.” Either situation can probably occur in a lecture hall where I can’t
artificially induced advantage or be pressured to use chemical substances,” the NCAA states on their website. Michael O’Hear, professor of law and associate dean of research at the Law School, has expertise in the area of criminal enforcement of drug laws. “A positive drug test could probably support criminal charges, but I think it is rare for someone to be prosecuted solely on that basis,” O’Hear said. O’Hear also said surveys indicate a large percentage of drug users are 25 or younger, with drug use peaking between the ages of 18 and 20. John Mantsch, associate
professor and chair of the department of biomedical sciences, said drug testing could be used as a deterrent to drug use on college campuses, but the university would have to question both the constitutionality of the testing and the cost. “... It becomes a matter of priority,” Mantsch said. Mantsch said most drug use on college campuses seems to be recreational and social, but there has been a recent rise in increased drug use to reduce stress and facilitate studying. He also said recent trends identified by the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggest that while the abuse of some drugs
among high school and college aged students is going down-like cocaine--overall drug use is the highest it has been in several years, with the increase largely driven by marijuana and prescription drugs. The most notable drugs of the latter category are Adderall and painkillers such as Oxycontin, he said. Joe Kvartunas, a sophomore in the College of Communication, said the issue of drug testing at Linn State could violate rights but promote safety. “In a situation where it’s a technical school, it is a safety issue,” Kvartunas said.
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Athletes: Academics a priority at the Al other students in the past.” Ford said part of his job is to teach students to prepare for school three to four weeks in advance. This begins at the start of each semester when athletes give their instructors their athletic schedules and identify any conflicts. He said the athletic department facilitates studying on the road and is able to proctor missed exams. “We place emphasis on getting athletes through their freshman year at Marquette,” Ford said. “Students who are successful their freshman years typically continue good academic behaviors.” Freshman athletes take part in a seven-week seminar on time management and are required to go to the Eagle’s Nest — a study space in the Al McGuire Center — three times a week for two hours at a
time. The required study time is of their culture. “Coach Mike Nelson pushes stopped when students attain and us to strive for excellence in acamaintain a 3.0 GPA. Ford said the average GPA for demics,” she said. Johnson also said she thinks the a student-athlete at Marquette is a 3.1 and that the women’s soccer hard work ethic and intrinsic moteam and both men and women’s tivation needed for long distance cross-country teams always have running transfers to academics. Bolgert said outstanding acathletes who ademic success. “We place emphasis on getting do not plan on Olivia Johnson, a graduate athletes through their freshman year pursuing a prostudent in ac- at Marquette. Students who are suc- fessional sports counting, and cessful their freshman years typically career have exPeter Bolgert, continue good academic behaviors.” tra motivation to perform well a fifth year seTom Ford academically. nior studying Associate Athletic Directior “Marquette physics and student-athletes mathematics, are track and cross-country run- realize this is the last time to put ners who were named first-team all their efforts into sports but academic all-Americans for the also realize this is the time that they need to be developing their 2010-2011 academic year. Johnson said the cross-country future careers,” he said. team consistently performs well academically because it is a part
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Student drug tests impractical to implement Last week, a federal judge issued a tem- testing before receiving such access. Likeporary restraining order against a plan in wise, biomedical science students work the works at a technical college in Missouri with chemicals in a lab and must inject liqthat would require all students to undergo uid cocaine into lab rats to study addiction, comprehensive drug testing. The students it would be fair to say they should undergo would be charged $50 each to cover the drug testing first to ensure responsible concost of the testing. duct with the lab The college maintains there materials. is a need for such testing at the A d d i t i o n a l l y, In all circumstances many service orschool because the students operdrug testing of ganizations such ate heavy machinery, so there is a justifying valid safety concern for the policy. students at Marquette, as MARDI GRAS Marquette does not currently however, we uphold that rely on student have a drug testing policy in place students should never have to drivers to operate for its students. But should the vans full of other question arise in the near future pay to undergo the testing. students. Since among administration in response drug use can into other colleges’ policies, we terfere with one’s would urge the university to avoid driving ability, it instituting a similar plan. makes sense to require all student drivers Generally, drug testing would be un- to undergo a test. necessary at Marquette. The most comFinally, if on-campus employers deem mon substance identified with such a it necessary to require drug testing before test would likely be marijuana, and we hiring a student, that is the employer’s perfeel as though excessive use of mari- sonal prerogative, in line, of course, with juana by students would reveal itself university employment policies. Drug testin other ways, such as not showing up ing LIMO drivers would be reasonable for classes or neglecting their jobs or since they are responsible for the lives of extracurricular duties. other in their line of work, and drug use Of course, such comprehensive drug could interfere with their driving. It would testing would also be able to identify stu- be up to students whether they wished to dents using harder drugs, but we are skepti- pursue that particular job and therefore cal if students caught would actually then comply with the employer’s procedures. be obligated to get proper treatment, or if In all circumstances justifying drug testthey would simply be put on academic pro- ing of students at Marquette, however, we bation or fired from a job. uphold that students should never have to It is our observation, however, that in pay to undergo the testing or, at the very recent years, illegal consumption of pre- least, should have their money returned to scription drugs has increased on college them upon receiving negative results. campuses, including at Marquette. Misuses While we acknowledge that this could of Adderall, Vicodin and Hydrocodone – both interfere with academic integrity and which drug testing may or may not iden- be dangerous to students, we maintain that tify – are not uncommon. mandating drug testing for over 8,000 unWe would dergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduallow for ate students would not be beneficial to some excepWe are skeptical if our campus. tions to be Instead, it would foster a general students caught would made, despite spirit of mistrust between administrathe obvious actually then be obligated to tion and students. It could project the difficulty of get proper treatment, or if image to the outside world that we drawing lines they would simply be put on have a serious drug problem at Marregarding who academic probation. quette, which does not seem to be the would have to case. And, overall, it would be expenbe tested and sive and an inefficient use of health who would resources. not be. Drug testing may have its place at For example, it might make sense if stu- some universities, but Marquette is not one dents with access to heavy machinery or of them. dangerous materials had to undergo drug
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An ode to the disposable camera
Kelly White Wind, wind, wind — click! Orange light aglow. It’s ready. Pose. Smile, casual. You’re ready. Shove the camera at whoever is near — she’ll have to peer through a minuscule viewfinder. She’ll look at you like you are crazy. You should ignore that. “Ummmm. OK. Smile?” You already are. Click! A flash brighter than your eyes can handle. It doesn’t matter, the picture has been taken, and you can’t tell if it caught you blinking anyway. You’ll have to wait for that. Continue on with this practice for a night, a weekend, a few weeks. Until the winding never ends. Head down to that Walgreens on 35th Street. Hand them your small, rectangular box. Give them an hour, maybe a day. Ask for a compact disk with the photos on it — you should never be that irrelevant. Eventually, the pictures will be in hand, but the camera will not. Some prints will be great, but others will be blurred. Still others captured blinkers and frowners. Some may have captured nothing. Let it go — this is documentation of your friends at their most authentic. That is what is so awesome about the disposable camera. It captures the authenticity of life. There is no room for do-overs — literally, as you only have 24 pictures that can be taken. And without a screen, it is impossible to know immediately the quality (or lack thereof) of the picture. Regardless, the moment captured is pure. Documentation occurs instantaneously now. Uploads are play-by-play live-action shots shared immediately after they happen. It’s cool, funny and
usually a little creepy to know exactly what my friends are doing the moment they do it. They, on the other hand, can’t see visual evidence of my activity until weeks after the fact. I am able to remain a mystery woman, not unlike the one I spotted at Caffrey’s on Monday. The best part, of course, is once the pictures are developed. Reliving the memories is just as fun. And while you may miss out on typed comments, sharing photos in person can be even better than online. Half a thumb over a photo makes it real. The dullness of colors makes it artsy. The shadows make it memorable. The unready faces make the memories. I see the world imperfectly — so does the disposable camera. More often than not, I look gross. The disposable camera does not give me an opportunity to fix that. The pictures taken with it remember me and my friends and the places we go as they were most often seen and experienced. The lighting is not always perfect. Sometimes life gets blurry. Occasionally people blink. The cheap camera takes priceless pictures in that it makes natural moments last forever. Some of my best friends take the most incredible pictures with great cameras. I am not as photographically gifted, nor do I have the ability to save money to purchase a nice camera. The disposable camera does not care about my artistic or financial restraints. I don’t have to know aperture, f-stop or even zoom. I just need to use my opposable thumb, point my disposable camera and click. The result is equally incredible, though not as worthy of receiving awards or as quick to post to Facebook. The disposable camera is not perfect, but it’s an indispensable piece of my heart — and my scrapbooks. Don’t scoff the next time I ask you to take a picture of me and my friends with it. Just look through the tiny window, point and click. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thursday, November 3, 2011 COLUMN
Don’t envy the animated Find a Martian. Never get what you de- Have you ever wanted to sit down in front serve? Surprise, you’ve now got fairy god- of the TV with a ton of food and compete against the guy from “Man v. Food”? Me parents. Every possibility in a cartoon world is neither, but it’d be so easy in a cartoon stretchable by simply challenging the imag- world, there’d be no point. Having a point is ination. important to us. In But here’s my question: Why the same way that we would Michael Jordan, Bill The unexpected things in would stop watchMurray and Larry Bird come back to this world instead of our lives, whether good or bad, ing if Wile E. Coyote Ian Yakob bringing everyone else to the create our character. Cartoons ever actually caught the Road Runner, Space Jam Looney Tunes one? don’t have that luxury. Sometimes the serendipities in life make we would be just And here’s my answer: The you think about just how uncontrollable cartoon world is not all it’s as unsatisfied if acand inconclusive our world really is. It’s cracked up to be. And we can complishing things not just imperfectly perfect, but it’s also tell just by looking at how we wouldn’t get us anyperfectly imperfect. where in our lives. react to it. That’s a difficult dual-concept, but I think So instead of going back to the beginInstead of taking pleasure when things you can Google it. If that doesn’t help, just turn out well like we do in our world, the ning, we thrive on that extra time and space Google harder. That always works. anything-is-possible nature of cartoons of unpredictable fortune. Otherwise, we Anyway, the world is erratic enough for leaves us amused when we observe the mis- wouldn’t age at all in a cartoon world. Seus to find it blessedly funny when things fortunes of those who don’t get what they niors might prefer that now though, since turn out the way we had hoped. Sometimes, want. they’ve just fallen below 200 days in the though, we wonder what it would be like to Pepé Le Pew’s love is never requited. Yet countdown until graduation. That’s a Facebe in a different one. that’s how it must always be. It would be book status to dislike if I’ve ever seen one. I think we’re all familiar with the idea of boring if things worked out right away in But truly, getting older will always be a cartoon world as an alternate reality, or at cartoons, so they often never work out at a good thing. The unexpected things in least enough to understand where I’m go- all. It has to be a constant chase. our lives, whether good or bad, create our ing. (No, I did not just That’s why the events in car- character. Cartoons don’t have that luxury, watch Space Jam, but toons are done over and over so it’s no wonder the subjects in them are that’s a good starting — oh, and then they’re done called “characters” in the first place. We get Imagine eating nothing some more. That way, the fail- to discover our character, but theirs are aspoint.) I don’t want to focus but cheesecake for the ure allows everything to stay signed to them. on one specific cartoon rest of your life and staying the same. But then progress is The entropic beauty of the real world is world, but the cartoon unhealthily skinny. that it makes us believe it has a pattern. We impossible. universe as a whole. The The hopeless romantic who might not know what reality is, but we grab possibilities are almost never gets the girl really is hope- onto it. It makes us think everything hapboundless. less. Some people relentlessly pens for a reason. That’s not true, but the Imagine getting seriget shot in the face. Every day: thing is, everything can happen for a reason ously hurt but being all right five seconds “Duck season, fire!” And boom, headshot. — if we decide it to be so. later. Imagine eating nothing but cheeseThere’s no challenge to a cartoon world. cake for the rest of your life and staying You’re either given what you want right firstname.lastname@example.org unhealthily skinny. Don’t have any friends? away, or you’ll never be able to obtain it.
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“I married for love. I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!” - Kim Kardashian’s statement on filing for a divorce from NBA free agent Kris Humphries “Everyone needs to carry out his own personal revolution.” - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, calling on Greeks to support austerity measures and structural changes “There is a force at work here that is much greater than those that would try to destroy me and destroy this campaign. That force is called the voice of the people.” - GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain in reaction to sexual harassment allegations “We will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations.” - Legal representatives of Justin Bieber on Mariah Yeater’s allegations that Bieber is the father of her child
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Jazz Band to play concerts at Annex of music at Marquette. Janners has worked with Marvanessa.email@example.com quette’s ensembles since 2007. Jazz music is an age-old During his tenure, the size of the expression of feeling and soul. For Jazz Band has doubled. Janners the students in the two big band said his involvement with the ensembles of Marquette’s Jazz Jazz Band has been a wonderful Band, a decade-old tradition, it’s a experience, mostly because of way to expose themselves to a the positive energy surrounding special the students part of and the American music they The Fine Arts Files history. play. This is part of an ongoing series about On Nov. Unlike student fine arts groups at Marquette. 4, the Jazz classical Band will pieces, jazz play a free allows muperformance at the Union Sports sicians and listeners alike to creAnnex, in hopes of exposing ate and embrace their own style. Marquette to all live jazz music “Students that are in Jazz Band has to offer. This is the first of have a really good time,” he two Jazz Band performances as said. “It broadens their horizons part of the Annex Concert Series on a host of issues.” this year. Jazz Band members Michael Marquette’s Jazz Band has Thorn, a junior in the College stayed relatively under the radar, of Engineering, and Joseph in comparison to other campus Burclaff, a junior in the Colensembles like Pep Band, the lege of Arts & Sciences, both Wind Ensemble and the Sym- have demanding majors. Thorn, phonic Band. They’ve found gigs a biomedical engineering mathat cater to their strengths — be jor, and Burclaff, a biochemthey sporting events or presti- istry major, view Jazz Band as gious performances — but the an escape from the everyday Jazz Band finds itself somewhere stress of class and college. between casual and swanky. “Jazz Band gives me an Both ensembles combined con- outlet,” said Thorn, a tromsist of about 45 students, all with bone player. “Jazz is the few different years, majors and in- hours a week I get to advance terests — a true testament to the my musical career.” range of jazz music. Thorn has been playing the “The Jazz Band is really a fan- trombone since elementary tastic group that plays amazingly school, but has only been with well,” said Erik Janners, director the Jazz Band since last year. By Vanessa Harris
“My favorite style is jazz,” he said. “I have a lot of fun with it. It’s kind of a more lowkey band, but you still get to challenge yourself.” Bandmate Burclaff, a trumpet player, feels that same sentiment. What Jazz Band lacks in mainstream appeal, it makes up for in personality. “I like how jazz is so individual and personal,” Burclaff said. “You can do your own thing.” Burclaff has been playing with the Jazz Band for three years, yet he said he feels students on campus barely know anything about them. “It’s not as big of an appeal,” he said. “People just think we do our own thing, which is one of the reasons why we are doing the Annex performance.” The Jazz Band spends the majority of the year practicing for two large concerts at the Varsity Theater. A lot of hard work goes into preparing for these events, but the upcoming Annex performance is an opportunity for more exposure and a chance to attract more students. “Jazz is very entertaining music,” Janners said. “You don’t have to pay attention very closely to enjoy it. It’s meant for dancing.” The Annex provides the ensembles the perfect atmosphere for the Marquette audience. Some students may not feel inclined to sit in the Varsity and listen to jazz, and many performers also feel as if that’s not the right venue. At the Annex, audience members can dance, eat and enjoy themselves while listening to music that is meant to be played in a relaxed setting. “Jazz music is America’s only authentic musical form,” Janners said. “I think that jazz is a great style for students to begin to look beyond pop music and broaden their horizon into other areas.” Jazz is a genre of music that can appeal to almost any demographic. The fusion of funk, Latin, swing and blues creates sounds that many audience members can appreciate. The Jazz Band tries to bring that variety to every
Photos courtesy of Kathy Wierzchawski
Sara Cleveland (above) and Michael Thorn perform at a Jazz Band concert in the Varsity Theater last year. This Friday the band will play at the Annex.
one of its performances. “I think jazz is something that’s very free and open to interpretation,” Thorn said. “You get to have fun with it. Jazz is the one time you get to modify things.” Members of the Jazz Band have developed a strong community that continues to improve their sound every time they play. Along with members’ dedication, playing together creates a sense of trust. Jazz is such an individual style, so working together is a huge part of the Jazz Band’s success. “There’s a lot of communication that has to go along between players,” Janners said. “Players perform solos
and can just go with the spirit of the original tune.” The essence of jazz music is freedom and optimism. No two performances are alike, and the Jazz Band plans on bringing that energy to the Annex. Janners wants students and other members of the Marquette community to seek out the art that has been on campus for years. “No matter how much music you listen to, nothing is the same as seeing artists perform live.” Marquette’s Jazz Band will perform at the Union Sports Annex on Friday, Nov. 4 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Carte Blanche soars to new highs with ‘Reefer’ Hilarious musical based off comically cautionary PSA By Matt Mueller firstname.lastname@example.org
Most kids were raised with public service announcements pestering them during their Saturday morning cartoons. The PSAs were annoying to kids who just wanted to watch “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” in peace, but otherwise harmless. However, some were so melodramatic that they became rather hilarious instead of informative. That’s exactly what happened to the 1936 film “Reefer Madness,” which has now been turned into a tongue-in-cheek musical comedy. Carte Blanche Studios will debut its three-weekend run of the show’s Milwaukee premiere on Friday, Nov. 4. “It’s never been done in Milwaukee before,” co-owner and general manager Adam White said. “We’re extremely excited about the show, and we’ve had a lot of people talking about it.” The original film started as a cautionary tale about the dangers of marijuana. However, the problems stemming from the “reefer madness,” ranging from vehicular manslaughter, lusty affairs and dangerous jazz music, were so outrageous that its anti-drug message was lost. The film wouldn’t gain
popularity until the ’70s, though, pot comedy; it’s also a cultural when it was discovered as an un- commentary and political satire. intentional comedy. Recently, in “Jimmy and I have been friends 2005, the musical version was since high school, and both of turned into a film for Showtime us have always been drawn to starring Kristin Bell. it,” White said. “I used to be Despite its start as an earnest very politically active with nonPSA, the film and the resulting profits around town when I was musical contain a great deal of younger, and that’s just kind of adult content. Carte Blanche Stu- always stuck with me.” dios has not given the show an The show also has a special age restriction, connection to but the poster “I’ve been wanting to do this one for Carte Blanche notes that it is a few years now. ... It’s really a great Studios. This adults only. particular musical that makes fun of “It’s an adultshow will be themed show,” propaganda.There’s so much you the company’s White said. can do with such a stylized and 25th produc“There’s a lot over-the-top script.” tion. The proof drugs and Jimmy Dragolovich ducers wanted sex. There’s Artistic director, Carte Blanche Studios to pick a show an orgy scene that they rein it. It’s defially felt strongnitely not something we would ly about for recommend for minors.” the landmark occasion. Carte Blanche Studios is “I’ve been wanting to do used to these kinds of irrever- this one for a few years now,” ent shows and musicals. Their Dragolovich said. “It’s really a previous show was a farce great musical that makes fun of based on “Mein Kampf.” propaganda. There’s so much “I like dark comedies,” artis- you can do with such a stylized tic director and co-owner Jimmy and over-the-top script.” Dragolovich said in an email. The company is pulling out “The darker the better. I like to all of the stops for the producmake people laugh as much as tion’s publicity as well. There possible, yet also, even if only have been various members subconsciously, come away from of the cast and crew roaming a show having a deeper under- the streets in costume, handstanding of life, love, relation- ing out flyers and making the ships, faith and suffering.” upcoming show known. Their unique choices, however, With a crazy origin and an even are not only about shock value. crazier storyline, Carte Blanche “Reefer Madness! The Musical,” Studio’s “Reefer Madness! The for instance, is more than just a Musical” guarantees to be the
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Cozy up in MKE’s many coffee houses These area cafés satisfy student’s caffeine cravings By Liz McGovern firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee is an integral part of college culture. Cafés can often serve as a daily sanctuary for the busy student, a break from the world outside. When you want more than just the default campus options of the Brew and Starbucks, though, consider these off-campus options capable of satisfying any caffeine addict’s cravings.
ROCHAMBO 1317 E. Brady St. From the outside, the coffee shop and tea house blends into Brady Street’s artsy shops and quirky venues. But after stepping inside, Rochambo is hard to forget. The shop’s setup is haphazard but endearing. Year-round Christmas lights, bright yellow walls, eclectic background music and mismatched furniture give the place a vibrant vibe. Paintings hang on the walls, messages are carved into wooden tables and flyers for local bands take up significant wall space. Rochambo has a wide variety of tea, coffee and alcoholic beverages, including some international selections, and the staff is cheerful and knowledgeable about the different drink selections. The friendly people set Rochambo apart from other coffee shops. The café has collected a set of regulars, who have built a strong sense of community. Nico Eaglin, a sophomore in the College of Communication, is one of those Rochambo regulars. He said he continues to go back for the atmosphere and the characters he’s met at the shop. “The people that you meet are very open to talk to you,” Eaglin said. “They’re not afraid to talk to people there.” Rochambo brings in an assorted crowd. Trendy young artists, college students, business men and the elderly can all be found hanging out sipping drinks. On a recent trip to Brady Street, Eaglin met an economist writing for The New York Times. “If you’re going for social, then Rochambo is the place to go,” Eaglin said.
BREWED CAFE 1208 E. Brady St. The purple walls and soft music of Brewed Café perfectly match its environment: whimsical and relaxing. The menu offers an array of espresso drinks to choose from, but only a small tea selection. The café’s main focus is on food. It offers many vegetarian options, and has won awards for its vegetarian chili. The meatless substitute is surprisingly hearty and filling. The space lets in a lot of natural light from large windows, and old records cut into interesting patterns hang in the windows. The walls have a lot of colorful variety without being overwhelming, with a painting hung every few inches on the walls, featuring local artists selling their works. Brewed Café has an obvious emphasis on community and local art. Amy Svinicki, Brewed Café manager, said regulars come in every day. “We have a little niche here on Brady Street. We’re really small and independent. That vibe comes off here,” Svinicki said.
ALTERRA 1701 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Alterra at the Lake is housed in a converted old water pump station from the 1800s. The old building is well preserved and has a distinct historic, yet trendy feel. Old metal pipes cover the walls, but the old hardware does not seem out of place. There is an interesting mix between the shop’s soft yellow hues and harsh industrial lines. The decor feels cozy, especially as the weather gets colder. Alterra serves a variety of specialty coffee, blended drinks, smoothies and a wide assortment of teas. The café puts more of an emphasis on food than typical coffee shops. Along with the usual baked goods, Alterra offers sandwiches, breakfast food and the occasional burrito. Alterra has 10 additional locations throughout Milwaukee, and togo coffee is sold for brewing at home.
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Alterra at the Lake offers a wide selection of coffee, tea and hot and cold meals.
ALTERRA Coffee--$1.35 Latte--$2.50 Chai--$2.75
ROCHAMBO Coffee--$1.50 Latte--$2.75 Chai--$3.50
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Film portrays ‘Fake’-speare
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Writer John Orloff and director Roland Emmerich bring a century-old theory to life about Shakespeare’s work.
Conspiracy thriller entertaining but historically useless By Jennie Jorgensen email@example.com
William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets and several other poems … or did he? Director Roland Emmerich’s “Anonymous” advances the Oxfordian conspiracy theory that Shakespeare’s works were actually written by someone else. The story that springs from this theory ensures “Anonymous” is quite entertaining as a film, though still disheartening for the Shakespeare buff. The problem with the film lies in its confusing execution of an overall annoying premise. The century-old theory the film is built upon proposes that the lower-class Shakespeare did not have the skills or experiences to create such masterpieces, and therefore the sophisticated insights in them must have been written by an aristocrat. Since they were composed at a time when playwriting was a dishonorable profession, this supposed aristocrat needed a pseudonymous front to claim authorship. According to the theory (and in “Anonymous,”) this aristocrat is Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford (Rhys Ifans). Ifans portrays de Vere as a melancholy soul, his long face and hooded eyes suggesting the weariness of a decent, disappointed man who spends his life writing the best works of all time — in secret. In an attempt to finally see one of his works performed, de Vere contacts struggling, passionate playwright Ben Jonson (Sebastian Armesto) to produce it under his own name. Protective of his reputation, Jonson instead presents it anonymously.
When de Vere’s production is a success, one of the actors drunkenly comes forward to take the credit. His name: William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall). In the film, Shakespeare is portrayed as a murderous, blackmailing, illiterate idiot of an actor. As the fame goes to Shakespeare’s head, we learn of de Vere’s tangled relationship with Queen Elizabeth — played as an aged, extravagantly costumed theater-lover with rotted teeth by Vanessa Redgrave. De Vere quickly gets involved in court intrigue, including a plot to keep King James of Scotland off the English throne once Elizabeth is gone, and to sustain the Tudor line by promoting the ascendance of the Earl of Southampton (Xavier Samuel). Further challenging de Vere is his sinister father-in-law William Cecil (David Thewlis), who serves as the queen’s most trusted and least trustworthy adviser (“Othello’s” Iago, anyone?) It’s a complex story complicated even further by a convoluted timeline. Characters appear as young and old versions of themselves, and most of the cast shares the same excess of facial hair, which makes telling them apart quite difficult. As a work of serious history, “Anonymous” is beyond useless. And as a theory, it is merely entertaining, not convincing. Yet there is no reason to deny Emmerich and writer John Orloff the liberties that Shakespeare himself — yes, the real Shakespeare — was so free in taking. In fact, the show-business professionalism that “Anonymous” goes to such great lengths to disdain turns out to be its saving virtue. The production design and the costumes are absolutely superb, producing a plausibly Elizabethan atmosphere that’s just fun to gaze upon. And despite other inaccuracies, there are a few impressive attempts to weave Shakespeare into the film. Orloff’s fluffy dialogue is refreshingly enlivened by infusions of actual Shakespeare verse. He also incorpo-
rates various motifs and devices — narrator, identity mix-up, incest — from Shakespeare’s plays and portrays elements in them as being influenced by events and people in de Vere’s life. Good actors can embellish even gaudy nonsense with craft and conviction, and “Anonymous” has just that. Redgrave and Ifans are so full of feeling, Thewlis and Hogg so full of bile and extremism and Spall so full of baloney that the audience is tempted to suspend disbelief. Emmerich’s premise finally makes it impossible, but at least they try. The highlight of the film is without doubt the staging of the plays at the Globe Theatre, inches from the noses of groundlings who roar bloodthirsty approval at “Henry V’s” St. Crispin’s Day speech and who take to the streets with a vengeance against the real hunchbacked villain after watching “Richard III.” Moments like these remind us how moving Shakespeare’s plays were, are and always will be — no matter whose name is written under the title.
The Haggerty Museum of Art offers an extensive permanent collection along with ever-changing exhibits. But in addition to the art hanging on its walls, the museum also hosts an array of guest speakers each year. I know what you’re thinking: You’ve been running from class to class all day and the last thing you want to do is sit through another lecture, so why should you care? But what’s so great about these talks is you are guaranteed to learn something new, and they are voluntary and free. The Haggerty is one of the most underutilized resources at Marquette. I’m so happy when I see professors incorporating the Haggerty’s exhibitions into their course curriculums – as a student, I appreciate a little variety in my classes – but the Marquette community is still not taking enough advantage of the museum’s resources. Many seniors have never stepped inside its doors, and plenty of freshmen don’t even know it exists. None of the guest lectures are about things you’ll be able to learn in any of your classes at Marquette, and it’s nice to go to something of your own volition, not because a professor is forcing you to (although I hear some do offer extra credit if you go, depending on the subject matter). I enjoy going to these talks simply because they offer such a welcome change of pace. I am grateful we live on a campus with such easy access to art and events like these, despite the fact that Marquette is missing an art department (even more reason for students to take advantage of the museum). Next Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m., the Haggerty is hosting a lecture by local artists Reginald
Baylor and Mark Brautigam, whose works are both featured in the museum’s fantastic exhibition “Current Tendencies II.” The exhibit showcases work from 10 Milwaukee artists, and if you haven’t done so already you should really go take a look. I still haven’t decided which piece is my favorite — that’s how good they all are. Baylor works with a variety of media, and many of his prints and paintings have been exhibited nationally and featured in publications throughout the Midwest. Brautigam is a photographer and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design alum and was a 2009 Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Emerging Artist finalist. His first major project, “On Wisconsin,” was completed last year and put on display at the Tory Folliard Gallery in the Third Ward. This talk is an excellent opportunity for students to not only learn about art in general but to hear firsthand about what artists in the Milwaukee community are working on. Marquette prides itself on being in touch with the community, and this is an easy way for students to connect with people living and working in the same city they are. I expect the two will talk about their work, the exhibition and possibly the life of an artist in general, but what is fun about these lectures is you never know quite what direction they will take, especially if the audience brings a lot of questions. And if you find yourself even more curious, there is the opportunity to chat one-on-one with the artists at a reception after the talk. I’ve been to several of these lectures in the past, and I can tell you they are well worth your time, especially as a student. I’ve learned about how 100-year-old masterpieces are restored, about outside artists from Africa and about using art as the basis for community outreach. You might not think it, but I bet you can find at least one aspect of the talk that relates to you. And if you’ve never been to the Haggerty, this is the perfect opportunity to see what it’s all about. So take a chance on a lecture that’s outside the classroom. I’ll see you there! firstname.lastname@example.org
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Road trip has potential for historic results
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Sophomore libero Julie Jeziorowski feels the team is putting it all together.
Coach calls it the biggest regular season weekend By A.W. Herndon firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marquette women’s volleyball team (20-6, 10-0 Big East) will test its undefeated conference record this weekend with two difficult road matches against Cincinnati (18-8, 8-2)
on Saturday and Louisville (17-6, 9-1) Sunday. Those two teams, who are second and third respectively behind Marquette in Big East standings, have high-octane offenses that could challenge the Golden Eagles. The Cardinals lead the conference in both hitting percentage (.268) and kills per set (13.43), while the Bearcats are top three in both categories (.223 hitting percentage, 13.2 kills per set). Junior middle hitter Kelsey
Mattai knows that blocking will be critically important in beating their competitors, keeping Marquette atop the standings and securing a number one seed in the upcoming Big East Championship tournament. “There is a different energy in the gym this week,” Mattai said. “Collectively, we’re coming together and working hard. We’re really focusing on closing the block and pressing over.” Louisville boasts the Big East’s top hitter, junior outside hitter Lola Arslanbekova of Uzbekistan, who has 410 kills – 84 more than any other hitter, and averages five kills per set. Senior outside hitter Ciara Jones, Marquette’s top hitter and currently ranked third in the conference, averages 3.6 kills. “Louisville is a lot bigger, more physical style of play and Cincinnati is fast and explosive and has some really dynamic athletes,” coach Bond Shymansky said. “And so this is where we’re going to have to not only be tactically sound and be able to adjust and adapt, but we are going to have to be us.” This begins on the defensive end, where middle hitters must combine with the back row to not let any offensive threat, especially Arslanbekova, take over the game. “Our defensive specialist (assistant coach Michaela Franklin) helped us prepare for what Lola has to offer,” sophomore libero Julie Jezerowski said. “But we cannot be intimidated by her, and make sure our blocking and digs can take her out of the game.” According to Jezerowski, the growth of Marquette’s middle hitters has helped the team on the defensive end. She said that this recent trend, along with the team’s improvement in
Writing history with ‘Mallace’ Erik Schmidt When Calum Mallace decided to score the game-winning goal in last week’s game against Pittsburgh, he had no idea what the consequences would be. Seriously, didn’t he realize how long it would take to rewrite all those history books? Year after year, page after page, the terribleness of Marquette men’s soccer was documented with shaky hand and grim resolve. We weren’t happy about writing the story this way. We didn’t want the team to wallow and suffer like Shaq at the free-throw line. Men’s soccer was the punch line, never the punch. When compared to the women’s team — they of an astounding three straight Big East championships — the men’s team was nothing. They were gum on the bottom of a shoe. Losing was their inescapable reality for so long, it was hard to imagine they’d ever
be relevant again. It’s funny how perceptions can change in an instant. One season, one game, one kick, and it all changed in a flash. Mallace, the lion-maned, silver-toed senior striker delivered the kick, a beautiful blow that was glory and redemption and restitution all in one. All those losing seasons are a hazy memory. The call for coach Louis Bennett’s resignation sounds like an April Fools’ gag. The agony and misery, the shutouts and heartbreak, long gone. See you later, don’t you ever come back. 2011 Big East Champs. Amazing. Bewildering. Confounding. How the heck did they do it? How did they go from footnote to front-page overnight? Luck? A miracle? Sold their souls to the Prince of Darkness? Nah. This success story begins and ends with Mallace, the elder statesman of the club who suffered through the lowest of lows, the 3-10-4 records, the lonely burden of carrying a team every night on his slight shoulders. He’s been the team’s best player for three seasons, since he led Marquette with 24 shots on goal his sophomore year, an
astounding 15 more than his nearest teammate. But at times, being the team’s greatest talent was like playing under a giant microscope. He got all the credit when they won. He got all the criticism when they lost. Unfortunately, the losses far exceeded the victories, and so the jabs and barbs floated around him for years, unrelenting and heavy. They said he shot too much. They said he wasn’t a team player. They said he’d never live up to his early promise. One season, one game, one kick. Mallace’s storied career was validated in an instant. The burden was lifted. Of course, Mallace had help. For the first time in his career as the leader of this team, he didn’t have to do it all. Junior goalkeeper David Check has been Fort Knox between the posts, nigh impenetrable, averaging only 1.19 goals against. Then there’s the man formerly known as James “Freshman Blur” C. Nortey, who leads the team with nine goals, six more than Mallace. He’s been the catalyst for a long dormant offense, the spark plug for a team long running on fumes. But I can’t help but think this See History, page 20
practice, allows her to be confident entering the weekend. No matter the opponent, the Golden Eagles rally around playing their own style of volleyball, which each player described as gritty and intense. “This is our biggest regular season Big East Conference weekend; our team is just excited about it,” Shymansky said. “We’re not overlooking Cincinnati to go play Louisville, they’re both equal caliber opponents … we have to stay focused on being Marquette and not get caught in somebody else’s system, rhythm or tempo.” His players echoed this sentiment, that if they stayed true to “Marquette volleyball,” the opponent is
relatively meaningless. “Our motto is ‘intensity leads to execution,’” Mattai said. “And (Marquette volleyball) is about intensity leading us to execute fast offense, and making sure to embody the Marquette spirit. Our chip on our shoulder originates from how humble we are.” Jezerowski explained it differently. “I guess the whole season has been figuring out what Marquette volleyball is. But now we’re putting everything together,” she said. “When we get our passes together, swings together, and defense (together) we’re an unstoppable team.”
While the lockout has been nothing less than torture for those who make a living off the NBA — namely players and workers — it has been a boon for college campuses around the country. You don’t have to look very far to see its impact. Anyone who attended Marquette Madness can attest to the coolness factor of having NBA stars back on campus. Who doesn’t like watching Wes Matthews and Jimmy Butler draining buckets? Oh yeah, that Dwyane Wade guy was OK, I guess. It doesn’t get much better than what happened at Oklahoma State University, however. NBA scoring machine and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was sick and tired of being lazy at home and tweeted out, “This lockout is really boring..anybody playing flag football in Okc..I need to run
around or something!” George Overbay, a student at Oklahoma State, happened to have a flag football game that night and jokingly invited Durant to join him. Lo and behold, Durant responded with interest and ironed out details about where and when the game was. A few hours later, there was Durant towering over his competition, throwing for four touchdowns and picking off three passes, transforming another meaningless intramural game into one of the best of the year. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Twitter and the NBA lockout are a college kid’s best friends. On that note, I could really use some help at my bags playoff game next week. You busy @wessywes2? email@example.com
First quarterfinal at home awaits Cardinals, Friars possible opponent for Golden Eagles
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Hosting a Big East Championship quarterfinal game was a goal of the Marquette men’s soccer team (9-7-2, 6-2-0 Big East) all season. On Sunday, that goal will become a reality. The men will battle the No. 15/14 Louisville Cardinals (105-2, 3-4-2 Big East) or the No. 25/23 Providence Friars (106-1, 5-3-1 Big East), depending upon who wins tonight’s first round contest. As the fourth seed from the Red Division, Louisville hosts
the fifth-seeded Friars from the Blue Division. In addition to being ranked in the top-25, both teams are in the nation’s top-20 for RPI — ratings percentage index, used to judge a team by its strength of schedule relative to its wins and losses — with Louisville at 17 and Providence at 19. Marquette defeated the Friars 3-1 on Oct. 8, but the Golden Eagles did not play the Cardinals in 2011. Marquette last played Louisville on Sept. 27, 2009 and drew the Cardinals 2-2. The Cardinals lead the Big East in shots per game (18.94) and have allowed the second fewest goals per game (0.76). They also lead the Big East in See Awaits, page 17
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Tribune 17 TRIBUNE Player of the Week
Callum Mallace Golden Boot
Women’s Volleyball at Cincinnati - 1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Big East Quarterfinal
Women’s Volleyball at Cincinnati - 1 p.m.
Women’s Basketball vs. Carthage - 7 p.m.
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Women’s Volleyball vs. Notre Dame - 6 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball at Louisville - 1 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Mount St. Mary’s - 8 p.m.
11 Men’s Soccer Big East Semifinal
Golden Eagles set for debut
Lady Reds should pose decent test for inexperienced group By Erin Caughey email@example.com
It may be 21 players versus 11 on the roster, but on the court it’s still Marquette women’s basketball versus Carthage in the Golden Eagle’s home opener. “We don’t know anything about Carthage right now,” sophomore forward Katherine Plouffe said. “We just have to be prepared to play together like it was a Big East team, like it was a NCAA team.” A member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wiscon-
sin, Carthage finished fourth in the standings last season with an 8-6 record in conference play and a 17-9 record overall. The Lady Reds have played in the CCIW Tournament semifinals every year since 2003, losing in its only championship appearance against Illinois Wesleyan in 2009. Other than looking at Carthage’s statistics, the team’s preparation has revolved around getting the freshmen ready for Saturday’s home opener. Sophomore guard Gabi Minix said that in training for the exhibition match, the Golden Eagles have been focusing on defense. Now that height can be used as an advantage, Minix said there’s “no excuse” for not getting rebounds. All three returning play-
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Sophomore forward Katherine Plouffe is only one of five returning players.
ers — Plouffe, Minix and junior forward Sarina Simmons — emphasized team chemistry with six new freshmen. “Precision and execution would be two of the biggest things, with us having a whole new team, trying to find our identity,” Simmons said. “But the biggest thing for us to instill in the freshman is to be consistent and go all out with everything.” Although Simmons has made a slight position change in the Golden Eagle line-up — moving from an inside forward to a shooting forward — her role will include matching up against key players on opposing teams. “Last year I did play post, but I did a lot of guard work, so I think it’s going to work to my advantage, being more versatile than average wing players,” she said. “I can play inside, and I can be that crucial rebounder and help in our post and just mismatch with different size advantages and speed advantages.” This versatility could help in guarding Carthage’s junior forward Cailee Corcoran. Corcoran and Simmons share almost identical statistical averages from last season. Corcoran averaged 5.0 rebounds per game, scoring double figures in 14 of 26 games, while Simmons averaged 5.7 rebounds, scoring double figures in 12 games. It may be an NCAA Division I program versus a Division III team, but Marquette is taking this exhibition just like any other game and playing the same as it would against other Big East competition, Plouffe said. “We know we have a lot to prove since we’re so young,” Minix said. The Big East coach’s poll recently ranked the women 11th out of 16 teams in the conference, though the players do not put much stock in the selection. “It’s just a prediction,” Plouffe said. “I honestly think that through that ranking, they don’t think we’re very good. The rest of our conference probably doesn’t have high expectations of us, but that’s just something that we can use as motivation to do better.” Thinking about Big East play is not on the minds of players right now, though. “I hope we take advantage of this game,” Simmons said. “Carthage is coming in here, and they want to win and we’re just going to have to step up and play to a higher level of competition.”
the facts Senior midfielder Callum Mallace scored one of the biggest goals in Louis Bennett’s tenure at Marquette, netting the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against Pittsburgh on Saturday to clinch the Big East Blue Division championship. Mallace has been a key in the resurgance of Marquette men’s soccer and it was only fitting he scored the clincher.
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assists per game (2). iarity as a positive, and said if “These two teams have dif- asked to choose between them ferent formations, but there are he’d choose Providence since elements to their games that are his knowledge on Louisville similar,” coach Louis Bennett is limited. said. “Louisville is a little bit The Golden Eagles have more forceful in attack. They never beaten Louisville during get the ball forward and then it’s Bennett’s time as coach, but fast and furious. Providence is that doesn’t worry sophomore a little bit more pragmatic, stay midfielder Paul Dillon. back and only come forward “There have been a lot of in ones and twos. They’re in it teams we’ve never beaten befor the long haul. They want to fore this year that we haven’t smother you from playing, and beaten or weren’t supposed to then they’ll break forward.” beat,” Dillon said. “It’s just anIt is always a struggle to de- other game for us (if we play feat a team twice in one season, Louisville).” as the women’s team figured out Marquette Sunday, falling “There have been a lot of teams lucked out, to Notre Dame we’ve never beaten before this year in Bennett’s 1-0 after defeat- that we haven’t beaten or weren’t eyes, because ing the Fight- supposed to beat. It’s just another the Big East ing Irish 3-2 on game for us.” ChampionSept. 25. ship field Paul Dillon does M a r q u e t t e ’s not Sophomore midfielder preparation, if feature any Providence is teams that he the draw, will be different from said like to play “direct.” what it did for the previous “The teams that we haven’t Providence battle. beaten are teams that play re“There is a completely dif- ally direct,” Bennett said. “But ferent dynamic (to this game). we killed that bird against We had a specific game plan Pittsburgh. In the beginning of for them on that day, (but) they the year we didn’t play really will change slightly,” Bennett well against teams that played said. “They are a slightly differ- direct, that bypass midfield ent team. So we probably won’t and played ‘kick-and-run’ or bring that dynamic into our prep. played territorial.” “This is a completely differMarquette has played in the ent game. The white elephant in Big East Championship quarterthe room, if it’s Providence, is final once, losing to Notre Dame (either) that we’ve beaten them 2-1 last season. This is only the and we can beat them again, or third time in six Big East seasons we’ve beaten them and it’s hard in that Marquette has made the to beat a team twice in one year. tournament, with all three trips But junior midfielder An- coming the past three years. thony Selvaggi sees the famil-
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Pelaez yin to Roeders yang
Family motto begins with brotherly bond off the soccer pitch By Michael LoCicero email@example.com
With the amount of turnover in college coaching, it’s refreshing to see the bond that associate head coach Frank Pelaez has forged with head coach Markus Roeders. Pelaez joined the women’s soccer staff when Roeders became the head coach in 1996, but their relationship goes beyond the 15 years they have spent working together. Pelaez and Roeders were teammates and roommates at North Carolina-Asheville, and have known each other since 1987. “Frankie is like a brother to me,” Roeders said. “We’ve been through so many things together, and we really lean on each other at all times.” Pelaez has been instrumental in helping Roeders build a consistent winning tradition and the family atmosphere that the staff
stresses to every player. “Family is probably one of our number one things that we stress, because at home you’re comfortable, when you’re with your family you’re comfortable,” Pelaez said. “At the end of the day, if you could take a little piece of family and bring it into a college atmosphere where a freshman is alone for a long time and probably nervous and scared, and then all of a sudden she’s got 29 sisters, they buy into that because they’re more comfortable.” When Roeders and Pelaez are on the road recruiting, the two tend to have a very similar opinion on what kinds of players will fit well at Marquette, but it goes beyond just talent. “We like technical players, we like skilled players, we like players with passion,” Pelaez said. “When we’re recruiting, we look at not just how great of a soccer player she is, but is she looking at the coach’s eyes at halftime? When she scores a goal, does it look like she wants to cry? I love that.” Roeders agreed, saying that there is a certain trust factor and familiarity with Pelaez that makes recruiting easier for him.
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“If Frankie comes to me and says we’re going to like this player, I don’t necessarily need to go see the player, although we will still do a follow-up,” Roeders said. “We’re those two guys who won’t wear a (particular) shirt for six months and then show up one day and we’re both wearing the same shirt.” When asked about if he had ever seriously considered leaving Marquette to pursue a potential head coaching job elsewhere, Pelaez couldn’t see it happening. He said he has always felt like a head coach at Marquette, even from the beginning. “We both took it upon each other and said we’re going to run this together,” Pelaez said. “It’s never been me going to look for a head coach position, because we don’t look at titles, we really don’t. “If someone gave you the opportunity to have a business and said ‘run it, and I’ll let you run it the way you want and see how you do,’ (you do it). And we’ve run it really well from the beginning.” Sophomore midfielder Maegan Kelly believes Pelaez’s dedication to the team has helped the program become successful and gives the team advice on how to get better. “Frank (Pelaez) puts a lot of time into our team and I really notice it in training and individual meetings to help me make more of an impact on the field,” Kelly said. “Everything he says I take into consideration because I know he has our best interests in mind.” When it comes down to it, Pelaez believes being comfortable individually and as a team is the most important part to the program’s success. “If you’re in a comfortable setting, you’re going to perform better; it’s not really rocket science,” he said.
Associate head coach Frank Pelaez has been with Marquette for 15 years.
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Durley becomes fourth ‘12 recruit
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Fort Bend Bush senior center Aaron Durley’s first claim to fame was becoming the tallest Little League World Series player in 2005.
Near-seven foot frame fills need for bodies down low By Mark Strotman email@example.com
The more Aaron Durley continued to grow during his teen years, the more he realized there weren’t many 6-foot -11-inch professional baseball players. It was then that Marquette’s newest recruit of the 2012 class began to focus primarily on basketball, dropping his first love on the diamond for the hardwood. “I was getting so tall that it was getting to hard to play with such a big strike zone,” Durley said. “I figured I’d be better off using my size to dunk on people.” Durley, ranked as the 64th best prospect in Texas according to TexasHoops.com, committed to Marquette on Oct. 26, giving the team its fourth recruit of the 2012 class. The 275-pound Durley gives Marquette another versatile recruit who can shoot from the outside, guard multiple positions and play inside for the Golden Eagles. Giving up his baseball dream was difficult as Durley had excelled as a youth, playing first base and pitching for Saudi Arabia’s national team in the 2005 and 2006 Little League World Series. Durley’s father worked for Saudi Aramco, an oil company, and was a coach on the national teams. Durley grew to 6-feet-8 by the time he was 13 years old, becoming the tallest player in Little League history. But he eventually gave up baseball and, in 2006, moved to Houston to live with his grandparents and pursue basketball. Durley began picking up scholarship offers after his sophomore season in 2010 at St. Thomas High School, when he was named to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools second team All-State roster. That next summer, Durley went up for a block in a summer game and partially ruptured his Achilles’ tendon. The early prognosis was that he would miss his entire junior season. He feared for his basketball future. But after four and a half months of strenuous rehabilitation and a transfer to George W. Bush High
School, Durley was back on the court and saw limited minutes on the junior varsity team. There was a handful of teams pursuing Durley who lost interest when he suffered the injury, but Marquette was not one of them. Instead, the Golden Eagles continued to pursue Durley, and eventually he took his official visit on campus the weekend of Sept. 30. Durley said he enjoyed his visit and gained an understanding of what would be expected of him if Marquette was his choice. “I thought it was exciting, but it was cold,” Durley said with a laugh. “Just talking to everybody, they were so nice to me, and I know that’s how it’s supposed to be on visits, but it wasn’t fake. And coach (Buzz) Williams, coach (Tony) Benford and coach (Scott) Monarch, they told me this is how it’s always going to be.” Durley chose Marquette over South Florida, South Alabama, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Tulane, with Kansas State and Oklahoma showing interest, as well. Before Durley takes the court for the Golden Eagles, he will have plenty of time to work against Division I talent. He’ll practice daily with teammate and center Cameron Ridley, who has committed to Texas, and is the No. 6 players in the 2012 class according to Scout.com. “I definitely look at it as a chance to get better,” Durley said. “I like being around him. And I make him better, and he makes me better.” Fort Bend coach Reggie Courtney, who also coached current Marquette center Chris Otule, said Durley is further along in his progression than Otule was entering his senior year. “Aaron is a better jump shooter at this point in his career and he’s a lot stronger than Chris was,” Courtney said. “He has tremendous work habits as well.” Durley’s role his freshman season is still undefined, as Otule will head the front court as a senior and junior forward Davante Gardner will be in the mix as well. Whatever his contributions need to be, Durley said he is on board. “I wasn’t really worried about that,” Durley said of immediate playing time. “I’m looking at it as any way I can help my team out, I’m there.”
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Final fall event fails to meet expectations
Motz lone bright spot in squad’s last place finish By Trey Killian
The Marquette men’s golf team was unable to overcome its slow start in the first round and finished in last place at the Stockton Covention and Visitors Bureau Pacific Invitational. The team shot a collective score of 897, 45 over par and 42 strokes off of first place.
Sophomore Michael Motz was the lone bright spot for the Golden Eagles as he finished two over par and 11th on the individual leaderboard. Motz started the third round in a tie for fifth place after shooting an even-par 71 and following it up with a 70 in the second round, but dropped in the rankings with a three-over 74 on Wednesday. Coach Steve Bailey had hoped that his team would start to take advantage on the par-fives after the first round, but said his team’s high numbers on holes where birdies were reachable kept them well
out of the running. “We played the par-fives at 26over combined, I believe, and we just had too many big numbers,” Bailey said. “We had 14 doubles as a team and five scores of triple or worse, and when you do that you dig too deep of a hole.” The team also struggled with hazards and weather at times, but Bailey said there still wasn’t much he could say about the way Marquette performed. “The weather got us a little on the second day,” Bailey said. “It was a little breezy, but there were
really no excuses or answers for the way we played. Sophomore Corey Konieczki had the strongest finish for the Golden Eagles shooting even-par in the third round, but said both he and the rest of the team struggled particularly on the greens. “The greens this week were really tough and really fast,” Konieczki said. “With the speed of the greens it was hard to judge how far the ball was going to roll after you hit a chip.” Konieczki believes that lack of experience has become less of a
factor in the team’s overall struggles, and that the mental aspect of the game specifically took its toll in Marquette’s final outing of the fall. “There were a few par fives where it was really risk-reward and if you don’t commit to the shot fully you really put up a big number,” Konieczki said. Bailey said the biggest statistical problem the Golden Eagles faced was their lack of consistency. Behind Motz’s two-over-par finish, Konieczki’s 14-over effort was only good enough for a tie for 45th place in the individual rankings.
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