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Volume 96, Number 37
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Students encouraged to ‘love your body’ Awareness week focuses on nutrition, healthy body images By Elise Angelopulos firstname.lastname@example.org
Marquette’s 14th annual Love Your Body Week, which seeks to inform students about issues of body image, self-esteem and overall wellness, kicked off Monday. Becky Michelsen, a health educator at the Center for Health Education and Promotion and coordinator for the week, said Love Your Body Week is designed to develop positive attitudes and raise awareness about eating disorders and body image issues. February is National Eating Disorder Month, which seeks to raise awareness about the realities of such issues — especially on college campuses.
Molly Malloy, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said she recognizes great value in Love Your Body Week’s message. “It seems like a lot of people are just so negative about their bodies,” Malloy said. “We don’t even recognize how often we do it…I think this event helps raise awareness to stop that.” One event planned for the week is the establishment of Health Huts, stands located throughout campus but specifically concentrated in the Alumni Memorial Union where students can find resources regarding body image, eating disorders and healthy nutrition. Organizations such as Active Minds are participating in the week’s activities by producing the “Anatomy of Loving Your Body,” in which the group will provide students with papers and pencils to trace their body’s form. See Body, page 5
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Student Health Service sponsored a tour of their facilities and an ice cream social for “Love your Body Week.”
County bus fares “get smart” Concealed carry tied to lower crime ings were 285 incidents involving concealed carry licenses, 154 instances involving defensive gun use by women, and 21 and 201 cases saw usage by minors and seniors, respectively. For specific crimes, 65 carjackings saw defensive gun usage, as did 25 rapes. By Matt Gozun The authors also said that firstname.lastname@example.org cealed carry policies on college campuses lead to a reduction With Wisconsin’s concealed in crime, using two Colorado carry law being in effect for just schools as test cases. After the over three months, a recent na- state enacted its concealed carry tional study suggests armed citi- law in 2003, Colorado State Unizens prevent more crimes than versity decided to allow students previously thought. to carry concealed weapons while The Feb. 2 report by the Cato the University of Colorado proInstitute, a libertarian think tank hibited them. The report found based in Washington, D.C., cites a 60 percent decrease in crime roughly 5,000 news reports from at Colorado State since 2004, October 2003 to Nowhile the University vember 2011 involv- “Many defensive gun of Colorado saw a ing defensive gun uses never make the 35 percent increase usage. However, the news.” during the same time authors, Clayton Craperiod. mer and David Bur- Clayton Cramer and “(It does not) seem nett, said that the actuDavid Burnett likely that a wouldal number of cases is Cato Institute Report be robber would be much higher, as many deterred because instances are not covof stickers on the ered by the media. doors announcing “Many defensive gun uses that armed robbery is severely never make the news,” the re- frowned upon by the student port said. “After all, ‘Man Scares code of conduct,” the report said. away Burglar, No Shots Fired’ is “Conversely, a campus that allows not particularly newsworthy.” concealed carry, and where even Among the researchers’ find-
Cato Institute report says guns aid self-defense
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The current fare system, which is 26 years old, has been criticized for allowing thousands of fraudulent transfers.
MCTS plans to roll out electronic system in two years By Joe Kaiser firstname.lastname@example.org
Milwaukee County Transit System hopes the transition to a new “smart card” system for collecting fares, to be implemented in the next two years, will weed out fraud and lead to a more efficient system.
County buses will feature a new smart card system in about two years, with paper transfer slips still being used until then and being phased out over a one- to twoyear period following the implementation of the smart card. County Board spokesman Harold Mester said the county hopes the smart cards will help avoid many of the problems the paper system has presented. “There has been concern about fraud, such as passing paper transfer slips to other passengers,” Mester said. “We hope modernization really reduces that.” The new cards will have their
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value encoded within them and passengers will be able to pay their fare by swiping the card. “The cards will have electronic chips and all the information will be on the card,” Mester said. Plans for the smart card system began almost three years ago when the county was awarded a $7 million federal stimulus grant, with transit officials revealing the project in April 2009 and saying they expected to award a contract for the new system by July 2010. Leaders in the bus drivers union, who told the Milwaukee Journal See Bus, page 5
See Cato, page 5
Study says addicts in college mostly abuse alcohol. PAGE 2
Valentine’s Day isn’t so terrible after all. PAGE 6
MU can benefit from the ‘Linsanity’ sweeping the nation. PAGE 12
Alcohol abuse on rise Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions among people aged 18-24, by primary substance of abuse 100
Thursday, Feb. 9 At 2:35 p.m., three students were in possession of a controlled substance in the 900 block of N. 15th St. and were taken into custody by MPD.
At 9:09 p.m., a student was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in McCormick Hall and was taken into custody by MPD.
Friday, Feb. 10 At 2:32 p.m., a student was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in Carpenter Tower Hall and was taken into custody by MPD.
At 6:45 p.m., a student was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in O’Donnell Hall and was taken into custody by MPD.
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By Sarah Hauer firstname.lastname@example.org
While it’s long been conventional wisdom that college students drink a lot of alcohol, newly released government data shed some new light on the issue. The study, published last week by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reported 46.6 percent of college students admitted for treatment of substance abuse cited alcohol as their primary substance abused in 2009. Non-students aged 18-24 admitted for substance abuse, on the other hand, were less likely to be treated mainly for alcohol, at 30.6 percent. In total, 12,000 students were surveyed after they had been admitted to a substance abuse treatment program. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration was established in 1992 by Congress and works to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. The survey also found that marijuana was the number one illegal drug that students sought treatment for, with 30.9 percent of student admissions to treatment citing marijuana as their primary substance abuse. Other common primary
substances of abuse were heroin (7.2 percent), other opiates (8.3 percent), cocaine (1.9 percent) and methamphetamine (1.0 percent). Additionally, one in four fulltime college students experienced alcohol abuse or dependence within the last year, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health released in 2003. The last National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Condition, released in 2006, reported that 19 percent of college students ages 18-24 met the criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Only 5 percent of these students got treatment for alcohol problems, however, and 3 percent thought they should seek help but did not. Sara Johnson, coordinator of alcohol programs at Marquette, said there are a number of reasons why there is a higher percentage of college students seeking treatment for alcohol abuse. “The most significant factor is that alcohol is by far the most heavily abused substance within the college setting than any other drug,” Johnson said. She said Marquette does not report the number of students seeking services through the counseling center for student confidentiality reasons. “The number of students engaging in high-risk drinking behaviors (at Marquette) far surpasses the number of students using other
drugs,” Johnson said. Michael Zebrowski, director of the counseling center, said when first going to the counseling center, 8.6 percent of clients indicate that alcohol or drugs are a current issue for them. He said at the end of counseling, counselors indicated 11.4 percent of students focused on alcohol abuse issues and 4.2 percent focused on drug abuse. The Counseling Center offers assessment of substance abuse problems and then either short-term treatment or a referral for specialized counseling. “Drinking becomes problematic when it starts to interfere with normal life events or when someone feels unable to moderate it,” Zebrowski said. “Many students who are abusing alcohol or drugs have some difficulty seeing it as a problem,” he said. “This is likely due to the denial that is a component of substance abuse and to what is called the ‘college effect’ for alcohol, which means that students increase their alcohol use in college because cultural and environmental factors encourage it.” Keisha Harper, a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, said she sees the ‘college effect’ on campus. “People don’t think that they have a drinking problem in college, they think it’s normal,” Harper said. Harper said she sees alcohol as a larger problem on campus than drugs. “Everyone binge drinks,” she said.
Saturday, Feb. 11 At 4:56 p.m., a person affiliated with Marquette reported being sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, who is also affiliated with Marquette, in Raynor Library between Saturday, Dec. 17 at 12:01 a.m. and Friday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. MPD was contacted. At 7:17 p.m., a student was in possession of a false ID in the 16th street parking structure. Sunday, Feb. 12 Between 1:45 p.m. and 2 p.m., a student reported that unknown person(s) removed his unsecured, unattended property estimated at $210 from Memorial Library. At 2:53 p.m., a student vandalized property belonging to two students in O’Donnell Hall. The suspect agreed to make restitution.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Study finds 1 in 4 students experience substance abuse
At 10:07 p.m., two guests were in possession of alcohol and a student was in possession of false IDs in
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Wednesday 15 Axthelm Lecture by Dick Enberg, AMU Ballrooms, 4 p.m.
Valentine’s Three-Course Dinner, Mason Street Grill, 5 p.m.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Hornets, Bradley Center, 7 p.m.
Cupid’s Constellations, UW-Milwaukee Manfred Olson Planetarium, 7 p.m.
Conspirator, Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m.
The Ultimate Doo Wop Show Valentine Special, Northern Lights Theater, 8 p.m.
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Student voters targeted Voter Bill Timeline Amendments are made to the bill Feb. 24 and 25, 2011.
Bill is introduced Jan. 26, 2011 to the state senate committee on transportation and elections.
MUSG passes resolution 2 “Wisconsin Voter ID legislation” on May 5, 2011 which encourages the use of student IDs for voting purposes.
The bill, with an analysis from the Government Accountability Board, is signed by Scott Walker May 24, 2011.
MU begins providing student voter IDs with date of issuance, signature and expiration date in January 2012.
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Project, the idea for the project came as an answer to the unique challenges that college voters face. “The idea behind the Campus Vote Project came about because young people every election have been vastly unBy Allison Kruschke derrepresented at the polls,” email@example.com Spaulding said. “They face challenges that no other age Last year, changes tighten- group faces, students even more ing Wisconsin voter ID laws so. Students often lack the insparked controversy among formation about when, where college students across the and how to register to vote. state, with some students and They also face problems with state officials claiming the new having proper identification requirements would dissuade and access to transportation to student participation in elec- get to the polls.” tions. Now, advocate groups The Campus Vote Project also have reacted to these concerns hopes to create permanent instiand sought to educate students tutions on college campuses that about what they need for the can help increase student voter polls. turnout. While the program is The Campus Vote Project, an still in its infancy, Spaulding initiative started in 2012 by the said they are optimistic about Fair Elections Legal Network, its success. aims to mobilize students on “We’re working with a bunch college campuses across the of national partners to reach country to work with college university presidents about the administracampaign as tors and elecwell as student tion officials “The idea behind the Campus groups that may to educate Vote Project came about because be interested,” students about young people every election have Spaulding said. been vastly underrepresented at voting. “We’ve already A c c o r d i n g the polls.” had several stuto Campus dent leaders at Josh Spaulding colleges across Vote Project’s Campus Vote Project website, the the country organization reach out to us, hopes to “overcome barriers and we’re in the beginning stagstudents often face to voting es of planning goals for those that students often mention such campuses.” as residency laws, registration College voters in Wisconsin deadlines, and strict voter ID have been especially affected by requirements.” new voter ID laws, particularly Students who contact the the new requirements for stuCampus Vote Project can re- dent IDs to be used at the polls. ceive a “tool kit,” which in- Reid Magney, public informacludes information about road- tion officer at Wisconsin’s Govblocks to student voting and ernment Accountability Board, how to educate colleges about said that universities around the voting requirements. state have responded to student According to Josh Spauld- needs in terms of voting. ing, communications and policy “Many universities have takmanager for the Campus Vote en measures to make it easier
Program aims to bring more students to the polls in 2012
for students to vote,” Magney said. “The idea is that if you don’t have any of the other types of student ID, the university can provide you with an alternate ID that meets the requirements.” Marquette is now providing separate student voter IDs for students without a Wisconsin ID. Last year, Marquette University Student Government also took a stance on the issue by passing a resolution supporting allowing students to use college IDs to vote. “The MUSG Senate unanimously passed Resolution 3 “Wisconsin Voter ID Legislation” further encouraging the use of student identification cards for voting purposes last spring,” said MUSG President Joey Ciccone. “The Wisconsin state legislature now requires voters to show an ID card when voting, and college ID cards are one of the accepted forms of identification. MUSG has also worked with the university to meet these demands with the establishment of a MU Voter ID Card.” The Government Accountability Board has also taken steps to educate and motivate student voters in Wisconsin. Its initiative and ad campaign called “Bring it to the Ballot” includes a series of commercials and a website that includes basic voter ID requirements, DMV locations and instructions to get a free state voter ID card. Magney added that the “Bring it to the Ballot” project is meant to educate students not only about voter ID laws but also procedural changes made to the voting process. “You now have to sign a poll book when you vote,” Magney said. “Wisconsin also doesn’t have straight party voting anymore. These are some of the most important changes that voters need to remember.”
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Tribune 3 MUSG Notes -Marquette University Student Government President Joey Ciccone announced Thursday that the executive leadership council, made up of the university president, vice presidents and deans, met and discussed enrollment and diversity. MUSG Executive Vice President Trent Carlson said election packets are online, and applications for the all-university committee will be available soon. -Communications Vice President Arica VanBoxtel said there is a dining survey on the MUSG Twitter and Facebook accounts for students to take. -Alex Lahr, a sophomore in the College of Communication, was elected communications vice president for the 2012-13 school year in a 29-0-0 vote. Lahr said he would like to add multimedia to the MUSG website through photos and in-
tegrate its social media with the website through a Twitter stream. -Program Vice President Derek Merten also announced there will be a Honduran reggae artist at the Brew as part of a proposed Coffee House series. Merten said the Night of Chocolate candy bars, including those with golden tickets granting free admission into the event, were to be distributed Friday or Monday. The Night of Chocolate is this Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms. -Table tennis and figure skating, both club sports, were approved by the student organizations committee. The academics committee met and discussed advocating for a possible TA training process, an art history major and different theology requirements.
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Music icon Whitney Houston dead at 48 Singer found hours before pre-Grammy Awards party By Anthony McCartney Associated Press
Whitney Houston was underwater and apparently unconscious when she was pulled from a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub, and she had prescription drugs in her room, authorities said Monday. The regal pop star’s family made arrangements to fly her body home to New Jersey for a funeral at the end of the week. Authorities said that there were no indications of foul play and no obvious signs of trauma on Houston’s body but that it could be weeks before the coroner’s office completes toxicology tests to establish the cause of death. The 48-year-old singer had struggled for years with cocaine, marijuana and pills, and her behavior had become erratic. Houston was found underwater Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by a member of her staff about 3:30 p.m., hours before she was supposed to appear at a preGrammy Awards gala, police Lt. Mark Rosen said. She was pulled from the tub by members of her staff, and hotel security was promptly notified, Rosen said. She was pronounced dead about a half-hour later. “As of right now, it’s not a criminal investigation,” Rosen said, refusing to release further details. “We have concluded our
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A T-shirt, flowers and notes are left at a makeshift memorial for Whitney Houston outside the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
portion of the investigation at the hotel.” Los Angeles coroner’s assistant chief Ed Winter said there were bottles of prescription medicine in the room. He would not give details except to say: “There weren’t a lot of prescription bottles. You probably have just as many prescription bottles in your medicine cabinet.” The coroner’s office released the body to the family late Monday morning. Two people who
spoke with Houston’s family said the singer would be taken to New Jersey. The two, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak for the family, said Houston’s family raised the possibility of a wake Thursday and a funeral Friday at Newark’s Prudential Center, an arena that can seat about 18,000. Houston was born in Newark and raised in nearby East Orange. She began singing as a child at
Newark’s New Hope Baptist Church, where her mother, Grammy-winning gospel singer Cissy Houston, led the music program for many years. The White House said President Barack Obama’s thoughts and prayers were with Houston’s family, especially her daughter. Press Secretary Jay Carney paid tribute to the singer’s “immense talent” and called it a tragedy to lose somebody so gifted at such a young age.
Houston’s death is a sad rewind of what befell Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse. It took three months for a London coroner to rule that Winehouse drank herself to death last July. A powerful anesthetic was quickly linked to Jackson’s June 2009 death. Three months ago, Jackson’s doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Houston’s death tinged the Grammy ceremonies with sadness. It also probably boosted viewership, which was 50 percent higher than last year, with nearly 40 million viewers tuning in to the program on CBS. A sensation from her first album, Houston was one of the world’s best-selling artists from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, turning out such hits as “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” ‘’How Will I Know,” ‘’The Greatest Love of All” and “I Will Always Love You.” But as she struggled with drugs, her majestic voice became raspy, and she couldn’t hit the high notes. Mourners left flowers, balloons and candles at the wrought-iron fence around the tall brick Newark church where she got her start. It sits near an abandoned housing project and the train line leading to New York City. “She was an inspiration to everybody,” said Gregory Hanks, an actor who grew up in the neighborhood and who dropped off a bouquet. He saw Houston perform in New Jersey years ago. “I grew up listening to her as a little boy, and to hear her sing, you knew she was special,” he said.
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Body: Mirrors covered to promote week’s message
Cato: Critics say law reduces safety
The hope is to show participants someone with an eating disorder. the beauty in their shape. “Since eating disorders comThe Tae Kwon Do Club will monly start during adolescence also be offering a self-defense and early adulthood, this is a clinic and dinner this week. great time to educate students Other activities include a speech about it and how to get help for titled “True Life…The Reality of themselves or someone that they Dieting” taking place in Schro- care about,” Michelsen said. eder Hall, a Student Health SerThe student said while the vice open house and ice cream so- week’s activities may inspire a cial, and keynote speaker Robyn change, she wonders if the impact Hussa, who will present “SOAR! will last. Healthy Body Image Through One addition to Love Your Arts and Mindfulness.” Body Week this year was “MirMichelsen said free Friday fit- rorless Monday,” a residential ness classes will continue this event in which enormous sheets week at the Rec Center. of paper covered mirrors in dorm “I believe that Love bathrooms to prevent Your Body Week is self-consciousness. important because “I think it makes a Meg Goeden, a sewe are all bombarded huge difference for nior in the College with messages and students, because of Engineering and images telling us how you don’t realize how residence assistant we should look or much you look in the in Schroeder Hall, how we should take said she hoped the care of ourselves,” mirror each day.” event would make an Michelsen said. impact. Meg Goeden Malloy said she “I think it makes a supports the week’s Senior, College of Engineering huge difference for motives and thinks students, because you the events, although short-lived, don’t realize how much you look may serve as permanent remind- in the mirror each day,” Goeden ers for students to continue living said. positively. Goeden said in the typical Another student, who wished morning routine of rejecting one to remain anonymous for priva- look or accepting another, the mircy reasons, particularly stressed ror represents a constant source of the importance in recognizing judgment for many residents. the week’s activities as worthy Malloy agreed, and stressed the events. obsessive nature of complete fix“I have many friends who ation on body image. She hoped struggle with eating disorders,” the covered mirrors would enshe said. “As a college campus, courage students to address not we need to recognize that this only how they look but rather is reality and society needs to how they feel. change.” “I think it is great to just have Michelsen agreed, and she add- those reminders,” Malloy said. ed that about 8 million Americans “Even if it is only for a day.” suffer from eating disorders and nearly half of Americans know
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Bus: Project funded by $7 million stimulus grant Sentinel in January that at least Robinson, whose expertise is 5,000 of the 30,000 paper slips in transportation, said he underissued daily were used fraudu- stands why the transition has taklently, have not appreciated the en so long and, unlike the union, long wait. is comfortable with With fares sitting at the transitional pro$2.25 for the standard “Adopting and imple- cess. adult rate, the esti- menting the smart “Adopting and immated 5,000 fraudu- card system involves plementing the smart lent slips would add card system involves radical change.” up to about $11,000 radical change,” Roblost revenue per day, inson said. “MitigatRichard Robinson ing potential fraud according to the JourProfessor of Marketing nal Sentinel article. is a daunting chalMarquette Richard Robinson, lenge.” a Marquette associFirms are currently ate professor of marketing, said bidding for the custom design of the new system may not solve all the card, but according to Mester those problems. that information is not yet avail“The growing set of issues will able. not be resolved to everyone’s The current farebox system has benefit,” Robinson said. been in place for 26 years.
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Wisconsin Concealed Carry Statistics as of February 6th
81,728 applications received 834 average applications received per day
71,058 permits issued
13,023 background check calls
3,500 calls received during the first six days of February
11 additional workers hired by the State Justice Department to handle applications and background checks
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one student, professor, or even a member of the maintenance staff is armed, would present a much riskier target to criminals.” The study comes just days after 35 year old Nazir Al-Mujaahid of Milwaukee shot a robber at an Aldi grocery store in what has become Wisconsin’s first major instance of a concealed carry license being used to shoot in selfdefense. The Jan. 30 incident saw AlMujaahid fire six or seven shots at the suspected robber, who subsequently dropped his shotgun and fled the store. According to a criminal complaint, the shotgun was not actually loaded and was just a tool to scare the cashier into giving the suspect money. Although the grocery store posted a sign prohibiting the carrying of firearms inside, Al-Mujaahid will not be charged with violating the store’s ban. But Ladd Everitt, director of
communications for the Wash- a prohibited location and quesington, D.C.-based Coalition to tioned whether people applying Stop Gun Violence, called the for concealed carry permits were Aldi incident a best-case scenario “the most law-abiding people in that was an exception to what he America.” Al-Mujaahid said he called an otherwise dangerous was unaware of the store’s gun concealed carry law. Everitt said ban and would have gone somethe concealed carry law is danger- where else had he known about it. ous because it does not have strict Meghan O’Leary, a junior time requirements for in the College of training. “I don’t feel safe know- Communication, “How often are ing anyone around me echoed Everitt’s you going to have an could be carrying a sentiments, saying outcome like this?” the prospect of ranEveritt said. “The gun.” dom people carrypoint is people do ing firearms created Meghan O’Leary more opportunities not have the training needed to play po- Junior, College of Communication for bad than good. lice officer. Do you “By allowing want someone who people to conceal is required to have zero hours of guns I don’t think it will protect training to open fire in a business people, but (it will) make things you are standing in, under any more dangerous,” O’Leary said. circumstances?” “I don’t feel safe knowing anyEveritt said it was “disturbing” one around me could be carrying that Al-Mujaahid was breaking a gun.” the law by bringing a gun into
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7 reasons to stop hating Valentine’s Day
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Everyone loves Ellen DeGeneres… political issue. It is a human rights issue. right? Wrong. In fact, a group called One The marriage equality movement, like all Million Moms was outraged after J.C. civil rights movements, has faced its share Penney Co. chose the openly gay DeGe- of setbacks. After just three months of leneres as its new spokesperson. galized gay marriage in California, PropoThe group claimed that the store was sition 8 was passed in 2008, fully outlawing merely jumping on the “pro-gay bandwag- same-sex marriage in the state. on” and that it would lose the majority of But the tide is turning. Don’t Ask, Don’t customers with traditional values. We’re Tell was repealed in 2011, with no apparhappy to announce that JCPenney ignored ent detriment to our armed forces. A federal the outcry and decided to keep DeGeneres appeals court ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional as its representative, but the situation is on Feb. 7, setting the stage for a Supreme only the latest gay-related controversy to Court decision in the near future. This make news in recent months. week, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire It is no secret that the issue of sexual signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage orientation divides the country. You might in the state, making it the seventh state to believe that people are currently allow that born straight or gay or right. It is becomming more evident that the that their sexual prefAnd as the fight conerence develops over tinues in other state marriage equality movement is virtually time or that homosexlegislatures, including unstoppable. As the LGBT community uality can be cured. New Jersey and Illinois, gains more legal equality, they will You are either for the it is becoming more eveventually be just that -- legally equal. legalization of sameident that the marriage sex marriage or you equality movement is are against it. virtually unstoppable. As the LGBT comBut it’s time for all of America to start munity gains more legal equality, they will crossing that line, starting with same-sex eventually be just that — legally equal. marriage. The question is no longer whethWe are not saying that you have to acer or not it should be legalized. The ques- cept the legalization of gay marriage. It tion is on which side of history you will be wouldn’t be the first time that citizens did standing on when it finally is. not support a law passed by their governWe at the Tribune believe that no mat- ment. For example, ask any 18-year-old ter what your stance on marriage equality how they feel about the legal drinking age. is, you must accept the fact that sooner or More than likely, they do not appreciate it. later, gay marriage will be legalized on a The point is, there are many people who national level. don’t like certain laws, but they must still Will you be among the ranks of the op- obey those laws. And we believe it’s worth position, a group including current Repub- upsetting some Americans to grant equal lican presidential candidate Rick Santorum rights to all Americans. and others who have publicly, repeatedly Even after same-sex marriage is eventuasserted that all homosexual acts are devi- ally legalized, there will be challenges and ant and that gay marriage will lead to legal- obstacles. African-Americans and women ization of things like polygamy and bestial- were granted the right to to vote in this ity? country years ago, but they are still disOr will you be with us, among the ranks criminated against today. of those who have chosen to stand up for With legal justice on the horizon, social the equal rights of LGBT citizens across equality for LGBT citizens may be further America, who simply wish to attain the down the road. However, we believe that same civil and legal rights straight Ameri- when the former is achieved nationwide, cans have been guaranteed for decades? the latter will soon follow. Politicians and citizens alike have spent The tide of marriage equality is turning. countless hours debating this issue. Many Some would argue it has already turned. opponents argue for the ban of same-sex Whether you are coasting on top of the marriage for moral or religious reason. wave or struggling to swim underneath, we Neither argument is correct. The right to hope you eventually reach the rest of us on legally marry the person you love is not a the shore.
I can't remember why I started hating Valentine's Day at the tender age of 12. It might have been the fact that I was the only female to not receive a pink carnation from a secret admirer in homeroom, or maybe that I was in my fourth year of wearing braces and the only person who'd ever expressed interest in me was the boy whose body odor was so horrendous that teachers based their seating charts around him. I just remember feeling like a true original when I told my friends' boyfriends that I was anti-love as I drew an 'x' over a clip-art Cupid in computer class. Bitterness, I would soon realize, is not becoming. And it's certainly not original. Everyone hates Valentine's Day, and there's endless evidence. (As I write this in Starbucks, a girl behind me is telling her friend that it's the "stupidest holiday ever.") "Happy unimaginative, consumerismoriented and entirely arbitrary, manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance day," reads a greeting card for sale on Etsy. One New York City sewage plant is offering tours for lovers today. Women nationwide host Anti-Valentine's Day parties. The Los Angeles Times even ran a story last week about how global warming is causing a sharp decline in cocoa production, making this holiday bitter for the single and smitten alike. It's not just single people who are coming up with these news stories and sewage tours. Even some of the most in-love romantics think this holiday is a joke. "It's just a money-making scheme," my friend Mike, who's hopelessly in love with his girlfriend, told me. Tonight, his plans include "Criminal Minds" and Easy Mac. I don't know what's happened to me over the past few years, but my Valentine's Day hatred has shrunken so significantly that
Feb. 14 is now one of my favorite days, and my relationship status hasn't affected it since eighth grade. Now I love Valentine's Day, and this is why: 1. Feb. 15, AKA the Day Heart-Shaped Reese's Cups Are 75 Percent Off Self-explanatory. 2. Hanging out with happy couples "My favorite about Valentine's Day this year was having my apartment filled with my roomies' boyfriends," my friend Vivian told me Sunday. "They are such happy couples." Little is sweeter (or rarer) than liking the significant others your best friends choose, except for maybe having the privilege of seeing the happiness they provide each other. 3. Latin-Greek Valentine sale at Lalumiere Forget what you heard: Hallmark did not create this holiday. It's been celebrated since Geoffrey Chaucer roamed the earth. But if you remain convinced of the consumerism conspiracy, these handmade cards benefit nobody but Eta Sigma Phi and the Classics Club of Marquette. And they're cool! Buy some for friends. 4. Pink Midwestern Februaries are no more picturesque than the Cuyahoga River. Something about pink streamers and balloons, plus heart-shaped window decals and Starbucks cups decorations make monotonous gray days more merry. 5. Awkward Family Photos: Valentine’s edition What's a more resonant reminder of the perks of singleness than a picture of a couple in their underwear, adoring at the pregnant woman's belly tattoo of their baby's fetus? 6. Reconnecting with far-away friends and family Every year, my grandma sends me a Valentine and a $20 bill and I call her just to chat — something I rarely think to do at any other point throughout the year. "Happy Valentine's Day!" texts are usually sent to high school friends, too, which spark some long-overdue updates of our lives. 7. An excuse to celebrate I stopped hating Valentine's Day when I realized that it's about celebrating everyone you love, romantically or platonically. Whether that translates into a dance party in red tights or a bottle of pink champagne, I believe in going all out on this day, no matter whose honor it is in. email@example.com
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Sex and violence in the media hurt our intellect Much like the proverbial car accident so grotesque one cannot look away, I recently found myself watching a cheap local television station’s entertainment news show. One of the featured stories was about a recent freak accident in which an airplane propeller chopped off a supermodel’s hand. The focus of the piece was not, however, an account of the disturbing story, but a follow-up on the incident that focused on the recently released frantic 911 call. Between horrified gasps and screams of the injured woman in the background, a voice emerged, asking, “Is that her hand? Over there?” I was terrified and disgusted; to me, entertainment news was supposed to be (if it’s supposed to be at all) concerned with romance, sex, lies, rumors and the like — nothing quite so heavy as a severed hand. Why was this news? Or, more harrowingly, why are there people that actually care to watch such personal and disturbing content? The draw to these outlets of perversion is due to our desensitization to graphic content. Common practice in violent film connects our impulse of excitement to violent imagery so that violence has become a requisite for entertainment in contemporary media. In an analysis of the film “A Clockwork Orange,” Alexander Cohen of the University of California at Berkeley claims, “Seeking idle de-contextualized violence as entertainment becomes a means of extremely temporary control, fulfillment, and emancipation … in the throws of cancerous emptying of meaning.” This criticism was intended for the film’s main character, a teenaged rapist and
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murderer, but eerily applies to our current state of media. We have, in a sense, entered the world that “A Clockwork Orange” depicts. At one time violence was merely a means of plot development. In the wake of our obsession with the vulgar, the symbol of violence has become the object of entertainment, functioning now as the ends of film. The void of meaninglessness of which Cohen speaks is the aimless way the postmodern audience consumes media. Rather than seeking art or social commentary or even a plot intriguing enough to stand without graphic content we seek the deconstructed stimulus to an adrenaline rush. This end is completely superficial and “temporary,” as Cohen says, because it does not engage our intellect. Rather, it is an animal instinct we seek to satisfy. This common perversion is more than just an urge towards the violent. The simple rush we get from violent imagery is the same drive behind celebrity obsession. Rather than satisfaction with a film’s intent of entertainment or intellectual stimulation, we follow the instinct of control Cohen outlines by picking apart the individual actors personal lives beyond the scope of the film — or the runway, in the case of the aforementioned story. Whether or not our animal instincts are worth gratifying, we should use our intellect so as not to cross boundaries into celebrities’ personal lives or mindless depictions of disturbing circumstances.
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Funding application assists student orgs
By Simone Smith email@example.com
It is a well-known fact that college students have limited funds. This is even more so the case when it comes to college student organizations, which must find a number of ways to finance events and keep money in their accounts. One of these ways is the Student Organization Funding process by Marquette Student Government. MUSG maintains a student organization fund (SOF) made up of the $30 student activity fee every student must pay each year, which they can dispense to student organizations that request funding.
“In the past, communication between students and the finance department was skewed and not very good. They didn’t know who to contact,” Sorensen said. “Now they know exactly who to contact about SOF and reimbursements if they’re confused.” Sorensen even uses her personal email rather than a more formal one to help take the edge off student organizations who may be applying for funding. “Just to be able to put a name on an email makes it easier,” Sorenson said. Riesenbeck said the MUSG constitution requires that SOF funding must be budgeted for at least 30 percent of the Activity Fee revenue. For the current fiscal year, the budget is set at 33.79 percent. Joey Ciccone, president of MUSG, said that the fee is supposed to increase $1 every academic year, but MUSG can stop that from happening for a few reasons. “With the economic hard times and overall tuition increases we decided not to increase it,” said Ciccone, a senior in the College of Arts & Sciences. There are two applications for funding: one for sports clubs and one for non-sports clubs. “Club sports ask for a lot more money, including referee fees and coach fees,” Carlson said. “Normal organizations enrich the campus
intellectually ... They have entirely two different outcomes for their events so it makes sense to keep them separate.” When a student organization is funded for events over $2,500, the Senate as a whole must approve it. Carlson said this is designed as a check on the SOF process. “They make sure that we’re not going crazy with the amount of funds we allocate,” Carlson said. “In the past it’s caused a lot of debate.” As far as how much money an organization can apply for, Riesenbeck said there is no limit, though the request must be reasonable. “Asking for $1 million isn’t going to happen,” Sorensen said. Riesenbeck says that annual events have no bearing on whether an organization gets funding or not. “We look at just the event, no previous historical trends. We approach each event in its singularity,” Riesenbeck said. Though MUSG is the central hub of student funding, there may be other ways to make money. Sorensen said certain groups have partnerships with other organizations or campus entities. She gave the example of Active Minds, a student organization dedicated to changing the stigma surrounding mental health issues. “(They are) correlated with the counseling center, which has a small fund and supports the club,” Sorensen said. “Some clubs may utilize (something like) that as well.”
Fundraising also an option Christopher Reyes, Bayanihan Student Organizationn (BSO) president, said his organization takes advantage of of the SOF process, but turns to fundraising and donations for most of its support. Reyes, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said he does not fill out forms for SOF. He leaves that to the treasurer or the person in charge of the programming, but he understands the basics. “I know we fill out the form, we get funded for it, we give ( M U S G ) receipts, and they reimburse us, “ Reyes said. According to Reyes, BSO fundraises at least two months prior to an event. But if it is a big event, they fundraise right away, at times every week through bake sales or offering modern dance workshops. Reyes said that one rule of thumb the organization follows is leaving enough money in the account for the next executive board. “We try to leave enough ... so they’ll be financially stable,” Reyes said. Also important to the fundraising cause is building relationships with other organizations. “It’s good to network and be on good terms with other organizations,” Reyes said. He said that because of the diversity of BSO’s membership, this is possible,
In order to get funding, there is an application process. If an organization is approved for funding, they will receive reimbursement for costs from MUSG. If a funding request is not approved, there is an appeal process. MUSG holds office hours for organizations to receive assistance when completing the application. Trent Carlson, executive vice president of MUSG and chair of the Student Organization Funding Committee, said that the more detailed an organization is in their application, the higher the chances are of that organization getting
funded. He also said that if an organization meets with someone in the MUSG office it makes the application stronger. “There are no hidden secrets; the more specific the better,” Carlson, a senior in the College of Business Administration, said. Brittany Riesenbeck, financial vice president for MUSG, agreed. “Sometimes one sentence throws off the entire application,” said Riesenbeck, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration. She also said if an organization’s application is not approved, MUSG provides a typed response detailing the reasons for the denial. Riesenbeck said there are three main questions that must be answered in SOF applications: how much is the organization asking for, how much are they willing to contribute, and whether the organization has the means to contribute. To serve as a liaison between student organizations and MUSG, the position of SOF Coordinator was created at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. The current coordinator, Brianna Sorensen, is responsible for outreach processes and meeting with student organizations. Sorensen, a senior in the College of Business Administration, said her position makes the application a little less intimidating.
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as members act as liaisons between other groups. Reyes said reciprocity is also a part of it successful fundraising. “If an organization buys our things, we’ll go to (their events) and buy things,” Reyes said. “It’s always good to network and try to get your name out there.” Quentin Menal, vice president of the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC), a combined group of African-American sororities and fraternities, said that his organization is just like any other when it comes to raising funds. The NPHC is the creator of the annual Brew City Stomp Down, a dance step show and successful fundraiser where organizations compete for a title as champion and a $2,000 grand prize. “Outside of the step show, we’re just like any other organization with fundraisers around campus,” said Menal, a senior in the College of Business Administration. He said the organization uses bake sales and parties to raise money. Menal said that in the past NPHC has used SOF funding. While Menal has no qualms with the process, he said he wishes the SOF committee funded more off-campus events, like conferences. “It would be beneficial to the campus if organizations were able to go to off-campus conferences,” Menal said. “They could bring what they learned and bring it to life on campus.” However, surveys taken in 2007 and 2011 by MUSG indicate “94 percent of students want to see their Student Activity Fee spent on campus,” according to the MUSG website. Riesenbeck said that MUSG heeded the results. “The SOF committee works towards seeing these funds/ allocations go to on-campus events, as this way the students can see their money back on campus at open and free events,” Riesenbeck said in an email. There are five funding periods during which the SOF committee considers applications for allocations. The committee is currently in its fourth period. The deadline for the final period of the school year is March 2. For events at the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year, the deadline for SOF applications is April 20.
MUSG FUNDING PROCEDURES: 1. Fill out correct form to request funds 2. Turn in form to MUSG Office (AMU 133) 3. Receive an email notification File an appeal if denied OR 4. hold event (pay out of pocket) 5. Turn in reimbursement form with receipts 6. Pick up reimbursement check in MUSG office What MUSG Can Fund: What MUSG Can't Fund »» Speakers »» Educational events »» Documentaries, films or performances »» Advertising and publicity that are open to and enhance all of Marquette University
Recruiting or fundraising events Capital goods like t-shirts, giveaways or prizes »» Operating expenses such as office supplies »» Non-current expenses (ie: any expenses incurred outside of the current funding period »» Any event charging admission fees
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ 2011-2012 Student Organization funding committee Trent Carlson (Chair)
Sterling Hardaway (Arts and Sciences Senator)
John Dunlap (Financial VP)
Mallory Daily (Straz Tower Senator)
Matt McGonegle (Program Board Assistant)
Natasha Hansen (Mashuda Hall Senator)
Jilly Gokalgandhi (Business Senator) All information from http://musg.mu.edu/eventfunding.shtml
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Defense, turnovers prove problematic for Bearcats Johnson-Odom paves the way with 23 points
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Marquette scored 95 points and shot over 56 percent from the field on Saturday, but it was an impressive span of defensive play that jumpstarted the offense and set the tone in its 17-point win over Cincinnati. It was another uninspiring start for the Golden Eagles’ defense, which allowed Cincinnati to score 12 points in the paint and three 3-pointers through 10 minutes, giving the Bearcats an early 21-12 lead. It was then that Buzz Williams applied a full court trap — pressure Marquette has shown often lately — that confused the usually sure-handed Cincinnati backcourt and shifted the momentum in Marquette’s favor. Steals from senior forward Jae Crowder (twice), senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom and sophomore forward Jamil Wilson on five straight possessions all led to points and were part of a 10-0 Marquette run, giving the Golden Eagles a lead they would not surrender the rest of the afternoon.
Marquette would go on to score 25 points on 14 Cincinnati turnovers and 31 fast break points, but maybe more important than the quick scoring output was the tone it set for the rest of the game. Williams said Marquette’s pressure initially was to keep the Cincinnati offense extended and out of the paint. “As much as it shook them, it kind of revitalized us,” Williams said. “And within that stuff we’re doing, we’re not trying to create turnovers in the back court as much as we are trying to keep their team as high and wide on the court as possible.” Johnson-Odom, who had two of Marquette’s 11 steals, said keeping the Bearcats’ offense from setting up was a focus for the Golden Eagles. “We pride ourselves on defense. Trying to keep teams out of the paint is not an easy task,” JohnsonOdom said. “(Cincinnati) has great guards so it’s hard for teams to keep them out of the paint. But when you force turnovers, that definitely is an advantage for us.” But while the original plan was to pressure Cincinnati to throw off its half court sets, Marquette’s speed and tenacious defense surprised the Bearcats, leading to the turnovers. Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin was confused as to how his team would not expect Marquette’s pressure and was disappointed by his
team’s response to it. “When they stopped giving us layups, they turned up the heat, and we didn’t take care of the basketball,” Cronin said. “They do that to everyone.” Part of what has allowed Marquette to play its frantic full court trap in situations has been the injury to sophomore forward Davante Gardner. Marquette certainly misses Gardner’s interior presence and extra body in the rotation, but the Golden Eagles are playing at a faster pace without him and have scored 89 and 95 points the past two games, respectively. “I think when we press full court, that’s our greatest aspect,” sophomore forward Jamail Jones said. “When we trap and get out in transition, we are one of ... the fastest teams in the country.” Saturday afternoon it was Marquette’s stingy defense that allowed the offense to play at such a quick pace. The full court press ignited the offense, something Williams said is necessary for the Golden Eagles. “Our defense does create offense when we’re flowing pretty good,” Williams said. “We can’t win any other way than our defense helping our offense. If we’re offensive-sensitive, we’re going to lose. Within how we play, it’s predicated on both sides of the ball.”
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Fans affected by recent ‘Linsanity’ Andrei Greska Don’t ‘Lin’ch me. I know I’m a bit late to the punch, but this whole writing one column a week thing does have its drawbacks. When I turned in my column to my editors last Sunday, “Linsanity” was nothing more than a typo for somebody with fat fingers. Fast forward to this past Sunday and the only way you don’t know about Jeremy Lin is if you’ve taken a vow of social media poverty. Seriously, my mom hasn’t watched an NBA game since “His Airness” required a second hand for his championship ring collection, and even she was asking about the heir apparent to Tebow-mania. But for those of you that may still be oblivious to the Lincredible rise of Lin let this be your Lindoctrination. Jeremy Lin is a rookie NBA point guard plying his trade for the New York Knicks. He graduated from Harvard — yes, THE Harvard — with a 3.1 grade point average and wasn’t selected in the 2011 draft. He got cut by Golden State and Houston before signing with the Knickerbockers and didn’t score double-digit points until a week and a half ago when he busted out, scoring 25 against
New Jersey. And he’s white — Asian to be more exact. As much as we like to pretend we are above race, let’s not kid ourselves. None of this media circus would be around if his skin was of a darker complexion. That’s the basics. He’s the ultimate zero-to-hero story, going from scrub to stud in a week, averaging 26.8 points and 8.0 assists the past five games. He has single-handedly turned around a hapless franchise and made the Knicks relevant again. Now you can’t turn on ESPN for more than a minute without hearing about the Taiwanese-American sensation. My personal feelings toward Lin are conflicted. As a devout Derrick Rose fan, I hate seeing inferior players get undue adulation. Rose is the reigning MVP, has put up these types of numbers for the past three seasons and would abuse Lin off the dribble each and every time. Yet, I find myself actively seeking out Knicks games and checking box scores every chance I get. I want Lin to do well and have absolutely no animosity toward the baller or the person. Why the cognitive dissonance you ask? Steve Novak. It’s as simple as that. I root unabashedly for all Marquette alums to succeed and boy, has he ever with Lin in the lineup. Novak has averaged 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds the past four games after averaging 1.82 points in the previous 23. Correlation may not be causation in See Linsanity, page 13
MU, USF plagued by similar issues
Teams struggling against elite Big East competition By Trey Killian firstname.lastname@example.org
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Senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom teamed with classmate Jae Crowder to score a game-high 23 points on Saturday.
The postseason clock is ticking for the Marquette women’s basketball team. After a 71-59 setback at No. 22 DePaul Sunday, the Golden Eagles sit at 4-7 in conference play, 13-11 overall and 12th in the Big East. Marquette was unable to hold on to a seven-point lead with 17:29 left in the second half, as the Blue Demons finished the game on a 40-21 run. Sophomore forward Katherine Plouffe, who led the Golden Eagles in scoring for the 12th time this season with 22 points, said that her team seemed to lose control of the game’s momentum. “Stopping other people’s runs and momentum is something we really have to work on,” Plouffe said. “We had things going good for us early in the second half, but we stopped hitting shots. We were stopping them, and they weren’t getting a lot of touches up to that point, and we were playing with a lot of confidence, but when they
made their run we weren’t ready to make a comeback.” Despite the loss, Plouffe said her team ran the floor well and attacked better than it had in previous games, but that in the end they let the Blue Demons make too many easy transition points towards the end of the contest. Marquette’s dire situation makes Tuesday’s matchup with South Florida a must-win. The Bulls (13-13, 5-7 Big East) come to the Al McGuire Center having lost four of their last five conference tilts, winnings its last against Villanova 54-39 Saturday. South Florida tends to keep its opponents from scoring in large amounts. The Bulls have limited Big East foes to 60.6 points per game. In order to keep the Bulls in check, freshman guard Arlesia Morse said zeroing in on defense will be a top priority for the Golden Eagles. “We need to focus on communicating more on defense, locating shooters and our double teams,” Morse said. “Being aware of where their scorers are at and containing them is going to be big for us.” Well-rounded scoring will be needed again around Plouffe, as the Bulls’ stingy defense will See Issues, page 15
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Tribune 13 TRIBUNE Game of the Week
Women’s Baskeball at Louisville – 6 p.m.
14 Women’s Basketball vs. USF - 6 p.m.
Men’s Basketball at Connecticut
Saturday, Feb. 18 - 11 a.m.
Marquette UConn 11.1...................Scoring Margin....................5.1 46.1...............Field Goal Percenage............45.4 76.7.................Points Per Game.................68.1
Men’s Basketball vs. Connecticut – 11 a.m.
Men’s Golf Match Play Championship - All Day
18 Women’s Basktball at Syracuse - 1 p.m.
17 Women’s Tennis vs. Connecticut - 3 p.m.
Track at Big East Indoor Championships - 7 a.m.
the facts This is Marquette’s only game this week, and it’s a big one. The Huskies have struggled, losing six of their last seven games and falling to 5-7 in Big East play. But they are 10-2 at home this season and average 12.1 offensive rebounds per game. Marquette allowed 21 offensive rebounds in its win over Cincinnati on Saturday.
Men’s Tennis vs. Western Illinois - 2 p.m.
Track & Field
Another slow start Final tuneup before Indoors Koeck, Kusowski doesn’t derail MU set personal bests
Johnson-Odom, Crowder combine for 46 points
we didn’t take care of the basketball,” Cronin said. “If we were ready to play, we wouldn’t have had guys who are good players turning the ball over.” Senior guard Darius JohnsonOdom and senior forward Jae By Michael LoCicero Crowder each scored nine points firstname.lastname@example.org in the first half, and each finished After Marquette got off to with 23 overall. The duo combined to shoot another patented slow start, the Golden Eagles responded 18-of-30 from the field and with a 43-17 run for the rest had a combined nine of of the first half en route to a Marquette’s 22 assists. When sophomore forward 95-78 victory over Cincinnati Jamil Wilson picked up his secSaturday afternoon. After a Dion Dixon layup gave ond foul with 7:48 remaining in Cincinnati (17-8, 7-5 Big East) a the first half, sophomore guard 16-4 lead just 4:41 into the game, Jamail Jones was given a chance Marquette (21-5, 10-3 Big East) to make an impact for the second responded by rattling off eight time in three games. Jones responded with back-tostraight points, eventually taking the lead for good at 25-24 after a back 3-pointers, just his fourth Todd Mayo free throw with 8:27 and fifth of the season, to give Marquette a 38-30 lead with 4:22 left in the first half. The double-digit deficit — and left in the first half. “My teammates always give me subsequent Marquette victory — a boost of conmarked the fifth fidence,” Jones time this season “They turned up the heat and we said. “I come that the Golden didn’t take care of the basketball. If in every day Eagles have ralwe were ready to play, we wouldn’t in practice and lied from trailing by double have had guys who are good players work, and I’m always thinking digits in the first turning the ball over. half to win. Mick Cronin my name is goCincinnati coach ing to be called “I think that when I come speaks to who into the game.” our guys are, Cincinnati’s early first-half and I think that that speaks to that I’m doing a bad job of pre- fumbles led to 16 Marquette paring them,” coach Buzz Wil- points. The Golden Eagles, meanliams said. “I think the other while, turned the ball over just thing is that our guys get tired three times in the first half, surof maybe not garnering the re- rendering only five points to the spect that they feel as though Bearcats in that category. Dixon and junior guard JaQuon they deserve.” For the game, Marquette shot Parker each picked up 15 points 56.7 percent, its third highest to lead Cincinnati in scoring. Wilson and sophomore guard shooting percentage of the season, and allowed Cincinnati to Vander Blue joined JohnsonOdom and Crowder in doushoot just 43.3 percent. The Golden Eagles’ 95 points ble digits, scoring 15 and 14 were by far the most an opponent points, respectively. It was Blue’s fourth consecuhas scored against Cincinnati this year, topping the 78 points Villa- tive game scoring in double nova scored in the Bearcats’ 82- digits, after reaching double digits in Big East play just once 78 win on Jan. 14. Marquette employed a three- last season in a 94-64 blowout quarter-court press for about win against DePaul. Cincinnati entered the game five minutes in the first half that frustrated Cincinnati, which eighth in the nation and second led to nine first-half turnovers in the Big East in rebounding margin (+4.1) and outrebounded for the Bearcats. Cincinnati entered the game Marquette 42-29, including 21-8 averaging just 10.8 turnovers per on the offensive glass. “I really don’t think our (lack of game, but it totaled 14 against the Golden Eagles. Bearcats’ coach size) makes a difference,” JohnMick Cronin attributed the turn- son-Odom said. “We’re going to overs to his team not being men- be the tougher team anyway.” tally ready to play the game. “They turned up the heat and
at Hoosier Invite By Christopher Chavez email@example.com
With a week left until the Big East Conference Indoor Championships in New York, the Marquette track and field team traveled to Bloomington, Ind., for the Hoosier Hills Invitational. While some athletes rested, for those that competed the ultimate focus was to make final tune-ups for next week. Senior Tyler O’Brien was among the fastest athletes that performed for Marquette. Coach Bert Rogers penciled in the sprinting captain for the 200-meter dash to give him a feel for a banked track: a track that is elevated at the turns, not flat. “It’s definitely different feeling out the turns on a banked track than it would be at Notre Dame or at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It’s definitely a good experience to get out before this weekend,” O’Brien said. O’Brien is no stranger to the track at the Armory in New York, where the indoor championships are hosted. He has placed in the two of the three years that he has run for Marquette there. The experience also
dates back to his high school years as he competed there for Rocky Hill High School (Conn.). On the field events side, freshman William Koeck and senior Jonathan Kusowski hit personal bests to move up in the Marquette record books. Koeck shattered his freshman record in the weight throw by over two feet with a throw of 57 feet, 1 inch. Rogers has very high hopes for Koeck’s future and it all begins with his competition on Saturday. “This weekend, freshmen are always a little hit-or-miss. We’ll see how he reacts. Ultimately in his career, he is going to do some damage in the Big East,” Rogers said. “He’s really just touching upon his potential. It’s going to be exciting to see him throw in the next few years.” After battling injury for the majority of the season, Kusowski moved up to third on the all-time Marquette weight throw list by throwing 58 feet, 5 1/4 inches. Kusowski and Koeck have been pushing each other competitively by placing in the same event. The senior also had some words of praise about Koeck’s future. “Will (Koeck) has a lot of potential. He murdered the freshman record, and he’s only going to keep throwing farther,” said Kusowski. “He’s built to be a really good
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Linsanity: MU benefitting
true statistical analysis, but this is minutes from Marquette and play beyond obvious. five-on-five with those guys and Jeremy Lin is good for Steve No- stay in touch. It’s definitely still my vak. He isn’t afraid to pass to the family.” big fella who has been hitting treys Having Novak as a staple of the like they were free throws in the Association’s marquee franchise “Linsanity era.” In fact, 16 of No- is basically free advertising for our vak’s 28 made 3-pointJesuit institution. The ers have came with Lin Jeremy Lin is good only way I see this at the helm, including a for Steve Novak. He happening is to have game tying three-ball Lin continue his Pinky isn’t afraid to pass with 20 seconds left and the Brain march to against Minnesota on to the big fella who conquer the world. has been hitting Saturday. So next time you see Having successful treys like they were another ESPN special alums is a tremendous free throws in the on Lin and feel like boon for not only the driving to Bristol and “Linsanity era.” athletics department, unplugging their satbut the university as a ellites, just remember whole. It forces TV announcers to he’s helping the cause. bring up their history and ties to the If I were Father Pilarz, I’d be university, and frankly, there is no ordering my “Linsanity” t-shirt better ambassador than Novak. as we speak. “I work out (at Marquette) all summer,” he told blogger Adam firstname.lastname@example.org Zagoria on Friday. “I live five
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thrower. I think this year he’s going to end on a good note. Outdoor is going to be a good season, but I think the next couple years we’re going to see this kid explode.” While some athletes were focused on mechanics, Kusowski was looking to pit himself against tougher competition at the Big East Championship by setting a longer mark for seeding. “It was very good competition this weekend, similar to what we could see at the Big East Championship. It was very good to be in that mindset and get to compete against guys that are around the same distance,” said Kusowski. “It helps, because it helps us get focused, so you’re less jittery at a bigger meet.” For those athletes that Rogers chose to rest, the intensity during last week’s practices was different than most, but the workload shouldn’t be as difficult with only a few days until the trip to New York on Thursday. “It was a little bit heavier later on in the week. Ordinarily we go a little heavier earlier in the week and then lighten it up as we prep for the weekend meet,” Rogers said. “This upcoming week, those that will compete will have it a little lighter. We want to be sharp, quick and well-rested.”
A three-match winning streak came to a sudden halt this weekend for the men’s tennis team, which dropped both of its weekend matches on the East Coast. Juniors Jose Carlos Gutierrez Crowley and Dan Malamat won their fifth straight doubles match in dual competition on Saturday, but Boston College narrowly edged the Golden Eagles (3-3) by grabbing 9-8 victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Malamat picked up one of three Marquette singles wins in the 4-3 loss to the Eagles. Sunday afternoon was not so close, as the Dartmouth Big Green defeated the Golden Eagles 5-2, dropping Marquette’s road record to 0-3. Gutierrez Crowley dropped the first set of his No. 1 singles match but rallied (3-6, 6-3, 6-4)to give Marquette its first point of the day. The duo of Mamalat and Gutierrez Crowley dropped their first match in dual competition of the spring season. Sophomore Logon Collins picked up a win for Marquette’s second and final point of the afternoon. The Golden Eagles will return home on Feb. 18 when they host Western Illinois and South Dakota State. Marquette is a perfect 3-0 this year at the Helfaer Tennis Center.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
By Michael LoCicero
Louisville’s roller coaster season on the way up When the Cardinals blew a 16-point lead in a 74-63 loss at Marquette on Jan. 16, their season appeared to be in shambles. It was their fifth loss in seven games after starting the year 12-0 and rising as high as No. 4 in the polls. Junior guard Peyton Siva’s decline had reached its low point, scoring just two points on 1-of-4 shooting with three turnovers in 37 minutes. Sophomore guard Russ Smith took 20 shots in Louisville’s embarrassing slide against the Golden Eagles. Since that day, the Cardinals (20-6) have won six of seven games, with their only loss coming at home against Syracuse last night. Louisville touts impressive wins at Pittsburgh and West Virginia during that six-game stretch and has righted the ship in the still wide-open Big East race for second place. The much-anticipated debut of freshman guard Wayne Blackshear, who missed the team’s first 24 games, seemed to energize Louisville in its win over the Mountaineers in Morgantown, W.V., on Saturday.
The Cardinals have experienced their fair share of devastating injuries this year — junior guard Mike Marra and junior forward Rakeem Buckles each suffered season-ending ACL injuries — but the Cardinals currently sit in sixth place in the Big East at 8-5, just a half game behind South Florida. With a favorable schedule remaining — aside from a road contest at Syracuse on Mar. 3 — it is conceivable that Louisville could finish the conference portion of the season at 12-6 and earn the last double-bye in the Big East Championship Tournament. Connecticut, Cincinnati find themselves squarely on the bubble There is no way this should be happening. Two teams with exceptional talent, experience and savvy coaches should not have to play their last six games fearing that they won’t make the NCAA Tournament with a few more slip-ups. But that is exactly where the Bearcats and Huskies find themselves after both teams lost on Saturday. Cincinnati got hammered by Marquette 95-78 while Connecticut got blitzed by Syracuse 85-67 after never showing up against Louisville last Monday. Joe Lunardi, ESPN’s
revered “Bracketologist,” has the Bearcats as one of the last four teams to gain berth in the tournament after this weekend. Cincinnati has lost four of its last six games, including a head-scratching defeat at Rutgers on Jan. 28. This is a team that was 15-4 after a 70-67 win at Connecticut on Jan. 18 and has five upperclassmen that play at least 12.1 minutes per game. The Huskies’ decline is even more puzzling. Common sense predicted that Connecticut would turn the corner following the return of freshman guard Ryan Boatright on Jan. 29. Since Boatright’s return, however, the Huskies are 1-4, with their only win coming at home against Seton Hall. While they have played without coach Jim Calhoun for the last three games, there is no logical reason why Connecticut should be 5-7 in the Big East and in 10th place, behind teams like South Florida and Seton Hall. If Connecticut stumbles at home against DePaul on Wednesday, consider the Huskies — whose best win may be a neutral site win in overtime against Florida State on Nov. 26 — gone from the NCAA Tournament for the time being.
Player of the Week:
Jerian Grant Sophomore Guard
Game of the Week: Feb. 18 Notre Dame
vs. The Fighting Irish, winners of six straight, will first have to get past a home game against Rutgers on Wednesday. If Notre Dame can get past the Scarlet Knights, it has a chance to pull
ahead of Marquette for second place in the conference standings with a win. The Wildcats are in the midst of a rebuilding year but are still 9-3 at home, with wins over
17.0 points 4.0 assists 37.5 minutes
Seton Hall and Providence in the last few weeks. Villanova travels to South Florida on Wednesday before hosting the Fighting Irish.
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Grant scored 12 critical points in the Fighting Irish’s 55-51 win at West Virginia on Wednesday, before exploding for a careerhigh 22 points in Notre Dame’s 84-76 win over DePaul on
Saturday, the Fighting Irish’s sixth win in a row. Grant also dished out five assists in the win over the Blue Demons and shot 6-of-10 from the field and 8-of8 from the free throw line.
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Issues: Plouffe says team needs to focus
On February 18th, 2000, Abbie Willenborg became the Marquette women’s basketball team’s all-time leading scorer, as the Golden Eagles took down UNCCharlotte, 65-40, at the Milwaukee Arena (now known as U.S. Cellular Arena). With 9:23 left in the second half, Willenborg scored her 19th point of the game, giving her 1,760 points, enough to surpass Julie Sievers (who played from 1980-’83) as the program’s top scorer. She not only broke the record that night, but had a great game as well, totaling 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. After the game, Willenborg played down the accomplishment, saying she was
happier about the win. Her coach, Terri Mitchell, instead chose to heap praise upon one of the best players she’s coached. "What a great, awesome accomplishment — and it couldn't have happened to a better person," Mitchell said. "Abbie cares so much for this team and has worked so hard to help it accomplish what it has.” Willenborg left Marquette as the all-time leader in points (1,818), rebounds (1,167) and free throws made (435). She’s still the leader in rebounds and free throws, but is now second to former guard Angel Robinson on the program’s scoring list. email@example.com
make it very hard to remain onedimensional. “I think we as a team know that working the ball inside works well for us, and I have to be the one that scores inside most of the time,” Plouffe said. “They look for me to be a scorer, and I accept that.” Beyond statistics, Plouffe said Marquette needs to maintain its poise throughout each game’s entirety, constantly keeping the pressure on and
avoiding droughts. “Keeping focus for the full forty minutes is something we definitely have to work on. We had the scoring lapses we’ve had in previous games, and we let our opponent make a run,” Plouffe said. “Even when we’re up and our team makes a run, we need to push back even harder to maintain it.” With every remaining game now increased to make-or-break status, the Golden Eagles know
their season hangs in the balance. With only five chances left to make big strides in the polls, Plouffe said her team has to make a stand in its final stretch. “We know the regular season is coming to an end, and we need to focus on winning within our team more,” Plouffe said. “We are going to have to string some wins together if we want to make the postseason.”