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‘Brother Ron’: Evangelizing at 30 mph MKE man still preaching after 30 years, 11 cars By Ben McCormick Special to the Tribune

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Brother Ron frequently circles campus with his elaborately decorated ‘Godmobile,’ preaching through speakers.

When people see a 1983 Ford station wagon driving the streets of Milwaukee covered in religious signs, they stare, trying to understand Milwaukee’s most famous street preacher. The man behind the wheel, “Brother Ron,” has been actively preaching for more than thirty years. Ron, who asked that his last name not be used in this story, was not raised to believe in God. But on Sept. 7, 1981, at age 36, he experienced what he calls a “miracle,” leaving behind a life of truck driving, drinking and smoking for a life of Christ. That night, Ron was accused of assaulting a woman at a party,

an accusation he calls a case of “mistaken identity.” He said men at the party were drinking and carrying guns. Ron was sober at the party because he had a truck delivery that night. He had left his gun in his truck. According to Ron, the men at the party planned to kill him for the alleged assault. Scared for his life, he prayed for the first time in years. “I’ve faced death before, but that night, it was different,” Ron said. “You just know. You feel that this is it, no more chances.” Ron said the men marched him out the door to kill him when he tried to leave the party. Once out the door, the men froze, allowing Ron to get into his truck safely and leave the scene. He went home later that evening and read Scripture until morning. “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, or the right place at the right time,” he said. “After See Brother Ron, page 7

Profs address Arts floor in the works to house classroom sins Schroeder living-learning Panel discusses superficiality in higher education By Katie Doherty

Students and professors may want to reassess how they spend time in class in the wake of “Depth of Thought, Depth of Imagination: Challenging Superficiality,” an academic discussion held at Eckstein Hall Monday. The panel addressed the challenges of time and evaluations in Jesuit higher education. The Rev. Michael Zampelli, a professor of theater at Santa Clara University in California, led the panel as a guest presenter. University President the Rev. Scott Pilarz invited Zampelli to speak at the first academic gathering post-inauguration to continue exploring the challenges in education set forth in a 2010 address by the Very Rev. Adolfo Nicolas, superior general of the Society of Jesus. Prior to discussing superficiality as an external factor, Zampelli said it is important for

students and professors to look inside themselves and see how they have been affected by globalization. “I must confess my fault, my fault, my most grievanced fault of preaching the globalization of superficiality,” he said. He then asked the Marquette administrators present to confess their sins and experiences of superficiality. Margaret Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing; John Su, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the English department; and Steve Blaha, assistant director of Campus Ministry, were part of a panel for the event and all shared their encounters with superficiality at Marquette. Blaha said he finds the most challenge in committing himself to doing too much, instead of focusing on a few important relationships and the depth of ministry. “(My schedule) is practically a game of Tetris ... I find myself saying ‘yes’ a lot,” Blaha said. He said he wants Campus Ministry to be centered around students — not programs — but he See Superficiality, page 7


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program next fall By Simone Smith

After a two-year campus-wide effort, a performing arts livinglearning community in Schroeder Hall is set to launch next fall. The program is the brainchild of several campus entities, including the Residence Hall Association, the Office of Residence Life, the departments of music and performing arts, and students. James McMahon, assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of residence life, said Schroeder was chosen because it has great space for those who are already involved in the performing arts. “There is a classroom in the basement of Schroeder, there’s a music room, a dance studio and a space for vocalists,” McMahon said. Like the CommUNITY floors in McCormick Hall and the Dorothy Day Social Justice floors in Straz Tower, the Performing Arts community will require a course. “Exploration of the Performing Arts,” a year-long 1.5-credit course, will be taught by both Erik Janners, director of instrumental music, and

Stephen Hudson-Mairet, chair of the department of performing arts. The “floor” will accommodate 48 sophomore students housed on two separate floors: one wing of a female floor and one wing of a male floor. Janners said attending four performances will be mandatory for students involved — two of which the entire group will attend and another two students can attend individually. Being involved in the performing arts at Marquette is not a requirement, but the program is geared toward those who have an appreciation for the arts. “(The floor) is designed to be

for people who aren’t in an (arts) organization but have an interest in the performing arts,” Janners said at a Nov. 13 information session for the program. McMahon said he expects entry into the program to be competitive, citing the results of a freshman survey and the draws of the floor. Students, including College of Business Administration freshman Zak Frankiewicz, are already interested. “I’m an English minor looking for any clubs with a strong art affiliation,” Frankiewicz said. “My friends told me about (the floor),







A college attempts to stifle drinking with assignments. See PAGE 3

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Students on the floor will take a class on all aspects of the performing arts.

A Milwaukee charity makes Thanksgiving possible for all. See PAGE 4

See Arts, page 7

Relive the top five moments in the men’s soccer season. See PAGE 16


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A facilitator of spirituality

DPS Reports Nov. 14 Between 11:00 a.m. and 11:27 a.m. a student was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in Abbottsford Hall and was taken into custody by MPD.

At 9:35 p.m. a person not affiliated with Marquette acted in a disorderly manner in the 900 block of N. 15th St. and was detained by DPS. MPD took the subject into custody. At 11:44 p.m. two students acted in a disorderly manner in Carpenter Tower.

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Thursday 17 Armin van Buuren, The Rave, 8 p.m. Marquette University Jazz Band Concert, Varsity Theatre, 7 p.m. Second Annual Whiskey Derby, Whiskey Bar, 788 N. Jackson St., 10 p.m. Holiday Lights Festival Kick-Off Extravaganza, Pere Marquette Park, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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Leonhardt’s roles include hall minister at McCabe and associate vice president of Mission and Ministry.

Leonhardt’s legacy includes history of education, guidance By Andrea Anderson

Many of Marquette’s residence halls host Jesuit representatives as hall ministers, and McCabe Hall is no exception. But the reason the Rev. Doug Leonhardt gives for why he moved to McCabe in 2009 has nothing to do with the dorm’s luxurious reputation. A former hall minister in Abbotsford from 2007 to 2009, Leonhardt said he simply decided waking up to the sight of his office across the street at Zilber Hall was not the most enjoyable thing to do. The Marquette Jesuit has more roles to his credit than McCabe hall minister, though. At Marquette he serves as chaplain for education majors and faculty and is associate vice president of Mission and Ministry. He is a world traveler who has been to Kenya and Uganda and has served as a teacher, principal and president at Marquette University High School. Leonhardt entered the priesthood after graduating from Marquette High himself in 1956. He chose to be a Jesuit because of their strong presence at his high school. “There were a lot of Jesuits teaching there and I thought, ‘Hey, this is something I could do and have that impact on youngsters that I want to make’,” he said. Leonhardt enjoys his roles on campus and works closely with faculty, staff and administrators in Mission and Ministry, where he

helps coordinate programs such Leonhardt’s role in McCabe as Mission Week — a week of Hall is to provide guidance, relireflection for the Marquette com- gious support and a safe place for munity. Other programs he helps students to speak to someone who with are New Folks Convocation, is not an authority figure. a day he speaks with faculty from “This year we had a program the previous year about their in- called ‘Big Questions’ where teraction with students, and the we spoke about life,” Leonhardt Marquette Colleagues Program, said. “I had ice cream sundaes which helps Marquette faculty and opened my door for RAs and get in touch with the Ignatius their residents. Who doesn’t like spirituality and Jesuit education. ice cream? It makes the students He said facilitating these expe- feel welcome.” riences is his favorite part of beResident assistants in McCabe ing a Jesuit. could not be more satisfied with “Communicating spiritual en- Leonhardt as their hall minister. ergy that comes from spiritual Courtney Sampson-Arango, connections with God to the staff graduate from the College of at Marquette is very rewarding,” Communication, was an RA in Leonhardt said. “Seeing God in McCabe for two years. She depersons and all sorts of places is scribed Leonhardt as a jolly, lovwonderful.” able and special guy. He also said “My favorite hosting retreats experience with in Africa was Fr. Doug was a great experithrowing pies ence for him as in his face and a Jesuit. watching him “I came to laugh,” Samplove and appreson-Arango ciate the peosaid via email. This is a part of a series on Marquette’s Jesuits. ple,” Leonhardt “Fr. Doug is said. “They such a good taught me how to live life without sport; he never shies away from that which we think are everyday anything and you can tell students necessities. They celebrated one are one of his great passions beanother and it was beautiful.” cause of his involvement.” Stephanie Russell, vice presiArica Van Boxtel, a junior in dent of Mission and Ministry, the College of Communication said Leonhardt is a delight to and RA in McCabe, said Leonwork with. She said they first hardt is a hoot and always wants worked together in 1990 on the to chat — even about embarrassstaff of the Wisconsin Province ing moments during important of the Society of Jesus. meetings where he falls asleep. Russell said Leonhardt is not “I couldn’t help but laugh as he only a colleague but also a friend described how tired he had been and model of compassionate before the meeting,” she said. ministry. “He acted out how hard he was “He also has a terrific sense of attempting to stay awake and how humor and bakes what are pos- his head kept bobbing as he tried sibly the best Christmas sugar to keep his eyes open.” cookies I have ever tasted,” she said.

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Friday 18 Anthrax/Testament, The Rave, 7:50 p.m. Milwaukee Admirals vs. Chicago Wolves, Bradley Center, 7 p.m. MAM After Dark: Impress Me, Milwaukee Art Museum, 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, Karma Bar and Grill, 600 E. Ogden Ave., 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday 19 85th Annual Milwaukee Holiday Parade, downtown Milwaukee, 9:30 a.m. Mates of State, Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m. Milwaukee Wave vs. Norfolk Sharx, U.S. Cellular Center, 6 p.m. The Avett Brothers, The Riverside Theater, 7 p.m.

Saturday 20 Milwaukee Admirals vs. San Antonio Rampage, Bradley Center, 4 p.m. David Hidalgo and Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lambeau Field, 12 p.m.

Contact Us and Corrections In Tuesday’s issue, the article “MU under investigation” on pages 1 and 5 incorrectly stated Provost John Pauly said the alleged instances of sexual abuse reported last year were committed by members of the Marquette men’s basketball team. Pauly did not say that, nor has the university released the specifics of which athletic team was involved with the sexual assault cases. The Tribune regrets this error. In Tuesday’s Closer Look, “Experiences unite interdisciplinary studies at Marquette,” we incorrectly stated that Dr. Michael Duffey teaches Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies. That class is actually taught by Dr. Terry Rynne. The Tribune regrets the error.

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Watches combine Hit the books, not the bottle charity, fashion

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Marquette students doubt whether a larger weekend workload would actually change their drinking habits.

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Out of the profits from Flex Watches, 10 percent go to one of 10 charities.

me some as a Christmas gift.” Flex Watches are made of rubber and metal materials, are waterproof and are made in China, according to the Web page. Some of the supported charities include the St. Bernard Project, represented by the orange By Elise Angelopulos colored watch and benefiting the victims of Hurricane KaA month ago, Joshua Arter, a trina, and the light blue watch, senior in the College of Commu- representing The Living Health, nication, had no idea what Flex which supports mental health and Watches were. suicide awareness. But after seeing them on an Arter said although the comepisode of “The Real World” pany is relatively new at the naover fall break, he immediately tional and campus level, he becalled the company in hopes of lieves Flex Watches will prove bringing the product to Marquette to be a popular item amongst students. Now, he serves as the Marquette students. campus representative for Flex “Marquette students are very Watches, marketing the product hip and into cool things,” he said. and its “10-10-10” standard of “And as a whole, Marquette studonation to the university. dents are also really into giving The 10-10-10 standard refers to back.” the company’s business model: Bryan Miguel, a senior in It sells 10 difthe College of ferent colored Communication watches repre- “Marquette students are very hip and Flex Watch senting 10 dif- and into cool things. And as a whole, customer, said ferent charities Marquette students are also really he thinks the and in turn, into giving back..” company util10 percent of itizes a combicombined pronation of charJoshua Arter ity work and ceeds benefit Senior, College of Communication these given orprofit-making ganizations, strategy that according to the Flex Watch all businesses may have Web page. to develop. “I think this is such a unique “Because of how transparent and new way of donating to chari- companies have to be nowadays ties and giving back,” Arter said. with social media and consumers “The 10-10-10 standard is what going on global backlashes, I prereally inspired me.” dict that companies will no lonAll watches cost $30 and have ger be able to be self sustaining interchangeable bands and faces. as solely a for-profit corporation,” The watches may be purchased Miguel said in an email. online or, for Marquette students, Although the company does can be ordered through Arter. generate revenue, Arter said he In response to the watches’ works for the company for free. growing popularity, other stu“The only perk I get is one dents like Cameron Knox, a free watch for every five I sell,” freshman in the College of Arts & Arter said. “I decided to become Sciences, also contacted the char- a rep because I think this comity about working as a representa- pany is great and I just wanted to tive on campus. get involved.” “I love Flex Watches,” Knox said. “I asked my parents to get

MU senior promotes for company, values its business model

with events like the game. alcohol programs for the Office Aaron Edwards, a senior at of Student Development, said she Ithaca College, said the drink- has never heard of schools assigning culture surrounding the game ing more homework over a parlast weekend stayed the same, al- ticular weekend in order to curb though a dialogue began on cam- high-risk drinking behaviors. pus about drinking. Johnson said she would not tell By Sarah Hauer Edwards said it is hard to de- instructors to assign more work, termine the effect but rather to continuthe email had on “It is a personal ally keep academic standards high. College administrators are try- courses but that it choice to drink and “Students are suping a new tactic to curb student did not appear to be students who wanted posed to be studybinge drinking behaviors: more widespread. “It is a personal to drink went ahead ing three hours for homework over the weekend. every one hour of The Ithaca College Counsel- choice to drink and and drank.” Aaron Edwards class,” Johnson said. ing Center in Ithaca, New York students who wanted Senior, Ithaca College “Although this isn’t urged faculty of Ithaca College to drink went ahead being seen (nationto alter course schedules so more and drank,” he said. Marquette students ally).” work would be due the week after Johnson said recent data has the Cortaca Jug football game, a agreed that students who want to traditionally high-risk event for drink would do so regardless of shown disproportionate amounts of time are being spent on exdrinking. The game, called the academics. Janel Wasisco, a sophomore in tracurricular activities, but Mar“biggest little game in the nation” by Sports Illustrated, is the College of Arts & Sciences, quette does not instruct professors played between Ithaca and the said the amount of time students to assign homework to combat State University of New York at spend drinking depends on how student drinking. Instead, the unidedicated they are to their studies. versity chooses to focus on curbCortland annually. “If you normally go out, you ing excessive drinking on regular The center sent out an email to professors that said: “prevention will still go out even if you have weekends as well as other periods researchers tell us that one effec- a large workload,” Wasisco said. during the school year. “Generally, before and after tive strategy for reducing high “Students who are dedicated to break periods we see more issues risk drinking is to keep academic their studies will stay in.” David Kue- arise from drinking because sturigor consisster, junior in dents have less commitments,” tently high the College of Johnson said. throughout the “Generally, before and after break periods we see more issues arise Arts & SciencShe said although Marquette year.” The message from drinking because students have es, said he gets does not have an athletic prohis homework gram as large as other Division also told pro- less commitments.” done during the I schools and no football team, fessors to emday in order to there is an increased number of phasize school Sara Johnson go out at night. alcohol related incidents surspirit rather Coordinator of Alcohol Programs, , OSD “I wouldn’t rounding evening sporting events. than drinking at be able to get According to Marquette’s school athletic events, instructing faculty to not work done after eight or nine on 2010-11 AlcoholEdu for College say things like “Don’t drink too a Saturday night so going to the survey, the top reason students much this weekend!” or “Don’t library would just be a waste of say they drink is “to celebrate.” go too crazy!” as it may reinforce time,” he said. Sara Johnson, coordinator of the heavy drinking culture linked

College to combat drinking with heavy homework load

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Going for the gold ... in green Bringing turkeys to empty tables recommendations. At that time, Milwaukee had made progress on about 85 percent of the issues. The new Green Task Force will create strategic plans for how the city can improve on the rest of those recommendations and continue to improve Milwaukee’s sustainability. “This is different from the first task force because this group will be finding more concrete solutions to sustainability problems in Milwaukee,” Howard said. “The first group was created more to identify problems and goals.” Rana Altenburg, vice president of public affairs at Marquette, said she approached those leading the project to express Marquette’s interest in the sustainability effort. Altenburg said the university is optimistic about the mayor’s efforts and wants to be involved in the Green Task Force’s plans is in the early stages of devel- to make Milwaukee more opment, specifics about its size energy efficient. “We know students and the uniand structure have not yet been determined. However, he added versity as a whole are very interthat the group will have members ested in issues surrounding susof Milwaukee’s academic and tainability,” she said. “We thought business communities like the that this was a great step for Milwaukee and we hope that students Green Team did. “While we don’t yet know ex- will want to get involved.” Howard assured students in actly what the group will look like, we would like to get things Milwaukee will be encouraged to participate in the moving by the first initiative. of the year,” Howard “We definitely hope “We definitely hope said. Milwaukee’s push to have students and to have students and Marquette involved toward sustainabil- Marquette involved in the process,” he ity began in 2005 in the process. ” said. “We just aren’t when Barrett implemented the Green Matt Howard sure how yet.” Mike Whittow, asTeam, which was City of Milwaukee sistant to the vice comprised of approxpresident in the Office imately 75 individuals from Milwaukee academic of Administration, has worked on institutions, the private sector and several sustainability initiatives at Marquette. Whittow said because local businesses. This first group researched sus- the structure of the group is still tainability and energy issues in unclear, the way Marquette will Milwaukee and came up with a contribute is yet to be determined. “We’ll definitely keep up on list of about 30 recommendations what’s going on with the task for how the city could improve. Barrett called the original group force,” he said. “It’s too early to together 5 years later in 2010 to tell yet how exactly Marquette discuss its findings and how the will get involved.” city had improved on the 2005

MILWAUKEE GOING GREEN Office of Environmental Sustainability aims to reduce city energy use by 15%. Milwaukee has thus far reduced natural gas usage by 8%. Milwaukee has met 85% of its sustainability goals. Milwaukee storm runoff produced 14.5 billion gallons of waste water in 2004. Tree canopy cover of the city of Milwaukee is estimated at 16%.

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City committee to seek sustainability, energy efficiency By Allison Kruschke

In order to support continued efforts to go green, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett recently proposed a “Green Task Force” to make Milwaukee government and businesses more sustainable and energy efficient. According to Matt Howard, Environmental Sustainability Director for the City of Milwaukee, the group intends to create a formalized plan to solve the city’s sustainability problems. This plan will be based on recommendations made by a similar preliminary group, called the “Green Team,” in 2005. Recommendations from the first group included creating new ways to manage storm water runoff, smarter usage of the city’s energy and promoting a “green” economy. Howard said because the group


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Volunteers pack one meal out of more than 500 made up of community donations to go to Milwaukee households and families in need.

Charities give low-income families holiday dinners

kind of the families’ choosing. Volunteers gathered at the House of Peace last Saturday to create each package so they would be ready to be distributed. The packages will be distributed to needy families through By Allison Kruschke this Sunday. In order to collect one of the House of Peace’s holiday packThis Thanksgiving, thousands ages, families must register for of families around Milwaukee a self-improvement class offered will sit down and enjoy a holi- by the organization. Classes inday meal together. How each clude topics like financial literameal gets on the table, how- cy, parenting and job searching. “We want to ensure that famiever, will not be the same in lies who will be collecting food every household. For those who are unable to are taking a step to better thempurchase the necessary elements selves first,” Sheets-Howard said. Volunteers who helped crefor a Thanksgiving meal, help will be provided in the form ate the packages this past of a box filled with food they weekend said the event was a can make and eat, thanks to the rewarding experience. Nicole Fastabend, director of House of Peace. Each holiday season, the House Christian Formation for the parof Peace, a Capuchin organiza- ish of St. Catherine of Alexantion serving low-income fami- dria, brought a group of 15 vollies in Milwaukee, organizes a unteers to help package the food. food drive for Thanksgiving meal She said that the volunteers, who items. The organization serves as were mostly high school students, enjoyed their experia community center and also implements “When you sit down ences at the House of Peace. clothing and food to a meal together, “We volunteered drives and education it’s a really special here a couple of years initiatives. With the food bonding moment for ago and (the volunteers) loved it so drive, the House of that family,” Peace creates more Gerri Sheets-Howard much they wanted to Executive Director, come back,” Fastathan 500 packages House of Peace bend said. “It’s really for families around remarkable.” Milwaukee who may Fastabend added not be able to afford such items. According to Gerri Sheets- that the experience of packaging Howard, executive director of the food appeals greatly to the the House of Peace, the goal of students she brings to volunteer. “It’s the time of year where the holiday food drive and distribution is to allow disadvantaged people are really busy but also infamilies in Milwaukee to be able terested in giving back,” she said. to experience the closeness and “The kids really like it because they get to do something handsintimacy of a holiday meal. “When you sit down to a meal on and know that they made together, it’s a really special a difference.” Jack Walliseh, a high school bonding moment for that family,” student with the volunteer group, Sheets-Howard said. The box includes all the the fix- returned to the House of Peace ings for a Thanksgiving meal, in- after volunteering for the same cluding instant mashed potatoes, event two years ago. “It’s fun and I like competing stuffing, vegetables like corn and green beans, corn bread and cran- with my friends to see who can berry sauce. The package also make a package fastest,” he said. includes a gift card to purchase “Mostly, I just want to know that meat for the meal, whether that be I made a difference for those less the traditional turkey or another fortunate than me.”

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Managers, employees battle over Black Friday testing of midnight openings several years ago. But midnight openings have proliferated this year, with Target Corp., Best Buy Co., Kohl’s Corp. and Bon-Ton Stores Inc. all announcing 12 a.m. openings for the first time. MaBy Anne D’Innocenzio, Margery cy’s, which opened eight stores Beck and Steve Karnowski at midnight last year, is opening Associated Press all of its 800-plus Macy’s stores Count your blessings, then get nationwide at that time this year. to work. Retailers say they’re responding That may be Thanksgiving for to consumer demand for an evermore retail workers this year, as earlier start to the holiday shopstores desperate to pull in buyers ping season. A National Retail on the first weekend of the holi- Federation survey last year shows day shopping season push their that the number of shoppers who openings earlier and earlier. Un- flocked to stores opening at midhappy workers who say it ruins night following the Thanksgiving their Thanksgiving celebrations feast tripled in 2010 from 2009. are trying to “We have persuade comheard from panies to back “The folks that work at Target are our guests that off, but retail- going to be working all night overthey want to ers say they’re night on one of the most hectic retail shop Target stuck: It’s what days of the holidays.” following their customers Thanksgiving want. celebrations Anthony Hardwick rather than only R e p o r t Part-time employee, Target ing to work having the opat 11 p.m. on tion of getting Thanksgiving Day ruins what is up in the middle of the night,” supposed to be a day spent with said Molly Snyder, a spokeswomfamily, said Anthony Hardwick, an for Minneapolis-based Target. who works part-time at a Target Snyder disputed that Hardwick store in Omaha corralling carts. was scheduled to work on Black His online petition against Target Friday; Hardwick insisted that he Corp.’s plan to open at midnight was. on Black Friday had drawn more Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the than 100,000 signatures from world’s largest retailer, will be retail workers and the public by offering discounts on toys, home Wednesday, about two weeks af- accessories and clothing starting ter he launched it. at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The “The folks that work at Target Bentonville, Ark.-based discountare going to be working all night er, whose supercenters already overnight on one of the most hec- operate around the clock, opened tic retail days of the holidays,” most of its other stores by midHardwick said. “They need to be night on Thanksgiving evening well-rested for that, so they have last year. Duncan MacNaughton, to miss out on Thanksgiving if chief merchandising officer at they’re going to be working over- Wal-Mart’s U.S. division, said night.” customers said they would rather Merchants are competing for stay up late to shop than get up shoppers on a weekend that can early. be critical for their annual sales Toys R Us, which opened on and profits, and a growing num- Thanksgiving Day for the first ber fear opening at 4 a.m. or 5 time last year, plans to open an a.m., as they have in recent years, hour earlier at 9 p.m. Gap Inc. may be too late in this challeng- will open nearly 1,000 stores ing economy. More than a de- across its Banana Republic, Old cade ago, major retailers used to Navy and namesake stores on open their doors around 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving in the U.S. That’s Black Friday, but over the past about 10 percent more than a year five years they started to move ago, according to Gap spokesthat up to as early as 3 a.m. woman Louise Callagy. A handful started limited Bucking the trend, Sears

Earlier scheduled openings affect Thanksgiving plans

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Merchants competing for sales cause many employees to be dissatisfied with their holiday work hours.

Holding Corp., which opened its middle class and poorer people,” Sears stores on Thanksgiving for said John Stankus, a stocker at the first time last year, is going the Target store in Cypress, Calif. back to 4 a.m. Friday this year. who signed Hardwick’s petition. Its Kmart stores, however, will “It’s their greed and their wantbe open on Thanksgiving Day ing to take advantage of us — beas they have been since 1991, cause they’re not missing their spokesman Tom Aiello said. J.C. Thanksgiving dinner.” Penney Co. is also another holdStankus, 22, said his extended out, sticking with its regular 4 family gets together only once a a.m. opening on Black Friday. year, so he’ll miss the chance to People in several fields — even see relatives who probably won’t retail — have traditionally had arrive at his aunt’s home before to work on Thanksgiving, said he has to leave to get enough Ellen Davis, a spokeswoman for sleep before starting work around the National Retail Federation. 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. She noted that many drugstores “I’ll just get the crumbs and the and food stores remain open on leftovers they leave behind, but the holiday. But it seems to be the I won’t get any turkey at all and midnight openwon’t get time ings that shifted “I’ll just get the crumbs and the left- to spend with sentiment tomy family,” he overs they leave behind, but I won’t ward keeping said. Stankus Thanksgiving get any turkey at all and won’t get said he had Day itself out of time to spend with my family.” considered not the fray — aidshowing up and ed by the rise John Stankus taking the conof social meStocker, Target sequences. dia, which have Hardwick helped spread said that’s typithe word. cal of the kind of support he’s “I think a lot of people, with heard from colleagues, including these movements like Occupy some who are afraid to sign beWall Street, I think a lot of peo- cause they fear losing their jobs. ple are getting tired of wealthier Other retail workers said people taking advantage of the they’re just glad to be employed.

Mary Huskey, who has worked at a Wal-Mart in suburban St. Louis for 21 years, said most retail employees know they’re going to have to work on holidays, especially Black Friday. She plans to have Thanksgiving dinner with her family early in the day, catch a little rest and then ring up sales from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. “Retail is retail. People want to shop, and if they want to shop, we have to be there for them,” Huskey said. “It’s a living, and you know that when you go into it. I’m just thankful that I have a place to work, unlike other people that don’t have a job.” It’s not just big box merchandisers that will be open Thanksgiving. Anneliese Curtis Place said she’ll be selling cars at a Toyota dealer in Santa Barbara, Calif., until 3 p.m. on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The dealer opens every Thanksgiving, she said, partly because there are a lot of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the area who don’t celebrate the holidays. She anticipates they’ll sell “quite a few” cars next Thursday. “My family’s been really flexible about working around my schedule,” Place said. “I’m glad because a job is pretty important these days.”

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Older and wiser, richer too CHANGE IN MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER, 1967-2010, ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION Source: Pew Research Center

Current wealth gap between age groups largest on record By Pat Simonaitis

When Pete Townsend sang, “I hope I die before I get old” in the hit song “My Generation” in 1965, he definitely wasn’t predicting those of retiring age would be worth 47 times their young counterparts in the U.S. 46 years later. According to a Pew Research Center study released earlier this month, the wealth gap between those aged 65 and older compared to adults younger than 35 in 2009 was the largest ever recorded. The median net worth for those 65 and older in 2009 was $170,494, compared to the younger generation’s median net worth of only $3,662. Perhaps more troubling for the youth is the fact that young adults have lost ground to their 1984 young adult counterparts, who were worth $11,521. That number is 68 percent higher than that of the 2009 young adults. Marquette economics professor John Davis said the widely held American belief that every generation will be better off than the last has contributed to the current wealth gap. “Right now you have a lot of


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On every dollar bill is the phrase “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” While often overlooked, this sentence guarantees the banknote’s valid monetary value. However, as some Milwaukee residents recently found out, the words themselves do not make a piece of paper valuable. In September and October, six people were victims of a counterfeiting scheme in which they agreed to sell, via Craigslist, electronic devices such as tablet computers and Playstations. The suspect, a 39-year-old

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young people taking on debt, stu- the College of Business Admindent loans in particular, thinking istration, said it is common sense things will be better off for them the older generation would have in the future,” Davis said. “That more wealth because they have may be wise, but right now what’s had their whole working lives to happened is that many young accumulate it. people have found themselves “I’ll have my own chance to weighed down by that debt.” build up wealth as I get older,” Davis said it remains to be seen he said. whether young people can repliHartzheim did express concate the economic growth of the cern as a young adult, however, older generation, who didn’t have about the weak job market in to deal with the same type of debt which older people have an adentering the work force. But that vantage over students just out of debt greatly influences their net college because of their maturity wealth, which is calculated as the and experience. sum of assets (houses, cars, bank Another notable statistic from accounts, etc.) netted against all the study regarding young adults debt, according is that 37 perto Pew. cent of housePew research- “Right now you have a lot of young holds headed ers, who com- people taking on debt, student loans by young adults piled the data in particular, thinking things will be have zero or from U.S. Cen- better off for them in the future.” negative net sus numbers, wealth, meancited several ing debt and John Davis expenses surpossible reaProfessor of Economics, Marquette sons for the passed any aclosses in net cumulated savwealth among young people, in- ings or other assets. cluding student loan debt and Colin Griffin, a junior in the losses in the housing market. College of Engineering, said he “Households headed by adults doesn’t normally think about younger than 35 had less housing whether he has a positive or wealth in 2009 than did house- negative net wealth. holds headed by younger adults “I’m lucky my parents pay my in 1984,” the report states. “These tuition, so I don’t have any stuhousehold heads are slightly less dent loans debt,” Griffin said. likely to be homeowners … and “But I also don’t have too many home equity plays a smaller role assets I own myself. I guess I’d be in their overall wealth (31 per- pretty close to zero but probably cent in 2009 versus 46 percent in on the positive side still.” 1984).” Cody Hartzheim, a junior in

Counterfeiter scams six Milwaukee man posed as Marquette student on Craigslist

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Milwaukee man posing online as a Marquette student, paid for the devices, valued from $150 to $480 each, with counterfeit bills. After one of the victims realized what had happened, the suspect pulled a gun and threatened to shoot her before fleeing. The man was arrested Nov. 4 after a police search of his house uncovered multiple counterfeit bills, electronic devices, an ATM machine and multiple firearms, including an assault rifle. The suspect faces possible charges of burglary, armed theft and fraud. While reports initially stated that multiple victims were Marquette students, but Department of Public Safety Capt. Russell Shaw said only one was affiliated with the university. “There was only one student out of the six that actually were victims,” Shaw said. “Everyone else who came into the neighborhood was not

Marquette affiliated.” During one incident, involving a victim not affiliated with Marquette, DPS officers chased the suspect, who eventually got away. However, the victim was able to provide details about the suspect’s car to DPS, who then gave the information to the Milwaukee Police Department. “After one incident we actually identified the vehicle he had hopped into,” Shaw said. “Through our video cameras, we were able to locate the type of vehicle it was. MPD was able then to identify where the suspect lived.” Shaw added that, although other information was used by the police to locate the suspect, the details DPS provided about the car helped to confirm the suspect’s location after it was found at his house.

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Recall organizers have until Jan. 17 to collect the requisite signatures.

Fundraising ability could be unchecked until March or later By Scott Bauer Associated Press

Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he has fulfilled his campaign promises and will raise and spend as much money as it takes to defend himself in the recall effort launched against him this week. “The bottom line is I did what I said I would do a year ago,” Walker said at a news conference after he signed a bill enabling people to make income tax donations to the Special Olympics. “I said I would put forward a budget, make structural changes without raising taxes, honestly balancing the budget for generations to come.” While Walker talked during the campaign about making public workers pay more for their health insurance and pension benefits, he did not campaign on the proposal he ultimately introduced that did away with nearly all of their collective bargaining rights. He said the changes were necessary to give schools and local governments the flexibility they needed to deal with cuts in state aid necessary to balance a $3.6 billion budget shortfall. That measure generated massive protests and made Wisconsin the center of a national fight over union rights. It also led to nine recall elections against state senators this summer, in which two Republican incumbents lost, and motivated the effort to recall Walker that began on Tuesday. Opponents who helped organize the recall say Walker was disingenuous during the campaign about his true intentions to go after organized labor and for that he deserves to be removed from office. Walker has repeatedly said no one should have been surprised by his collective bargaining proposal and he continues to stand by it in the face of the recall. “By making our fundamental reforms we avoided massive layoffs of public employees and we avoided massive property tax increases,” Walker said. “We fulfilled promises we made to people in this state. Not everybody may agree with that, but the bottom line is we did what we said we were going to do when we were campaigning.” State law allows Walker and other targets of recalls to raise unlimited amounts of money from the time the recall is started until the election is ordered. That

period could stretch well into next year for Walker, while any opponent that emerges would be constrained to raising no more than $10,000 from any single donor. Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate said Walker’s unlimited fundraising ability “obviously gives him an advantage,” but he said that financial edge would be overcome by voters’ dissatisfaction with the job he’s done. Recall organizers have until Jan. 17 to collect more than 540,000 signatures to force an election. Recall efforts were also started against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators, all of whom are also now free to raise an unlimited amount. Walker said Wednesday he intends to raise as much money as he needs to get his message out, but he didn’t know how much that would be. “We’ll spend our money getting the message out, but we wouldn’t have to spend a penny of that if there weren’t recalls,” Walker said. “This is not something we brought on.” The Government Accountability Board, which is in charge of reviewing the signatures and ordering an election, is expected to seek more than the 31 days allotted given the enormity of the task. That delay, along with expected legal challenges, could push the period that recall targets can raise unlimited funds into March or later. That gives Walker a “big leg up,” said Mike McCabe, the director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which monitors campaign spending. McCabe said he expects Walker to take full advantage of the law. The money he raises before the recall election is ordered must be incurred on expenses related to the recall itself. Walker launched his first campaign ad Monday and said that more would be coming. An estimated $37 million was spent in last year’s governor’s race that Walker won — a record for a governor’s race up to that point. In this summer’s Senate recall elections, $44 million got spent. If there is a recall election against Walker, spending could top $80 million but McCabe said he didn’t want to guess how high it could go. “That sounds outlandish but based on what we experienced this summer it would no longer surprise me if we saw spending that high,” McCabe said. “This is the main event. This summer’s recalls were king of like proxy elections.”

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Arts: Open to all majors

Brother Ron: Students say message unclear

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Students are required to attend four performances throughout the year.

and I decided to check it out. It sounds like a lot of fun.” Others, including those involved in the performing arts, appreciate the diversity that the floor will bring. “It’s a good way to integrate a lot of non-band but still musical and art-appreciative people,” said Jena Thurow, a freshman in the

College of Arts & Sciences and member of Marquette’s pep band and wind ensemble. Applications and a brochure for the performing arts floor are available on the ORL website. The deadline for the applications is Feb. 24, prior to 2012-13 housing selection.

that night I have never been the same. I just threw my hands up in surrender.” He immediately became a churchgoer, but grew dissatisfied with organized religion and decided to form his own ministry, which he eventually took to the streets. Now 66, Ron can be spotted driving down Wisconsin Avenue in his Scripture-decorated car daily in the early afternoon, and said he has no plans to stop. Ron’s first encounter with “mobile preaching” occurred when he saw a man helping his ministry with a gospel message printed on the panel of his truck. This inspired Ron to print Psalm 51 on the trunk of his 1978 Chevrolet Caprice. From there, he gathered more signs and a speaker system, resulting in the preaching style seen on the streets of Milwaukee today. He received the car he currently drives as a donation, like most of the other 11 cars he has used in his ministry over the years. The signs covering his car were all donated as well. The messages playing through his loudspeaker are taken from the internet and CDs.

The car has had many different nicknames over the years. Ron referred to it as his “Godmobile,” but has heard it been called other names, including “Ghostbusters” and “Eyesore.” Ron has encountered strong opposition to his message, beyond simple insults. While driving, Ron said he has been shot at several times, been threatened with a knife and had his tires slashed and his windows broken. Outside of his car, he said he has been spat on, pushed, and had rocks thrown at him. Ron has been charged with traffic and noise violations in nine different cases dating to February 1997. He is due in court on Friday on a civil charge of assault and battery. In the incident that resulted in the charges, which occurred July 15, 2010, Ron said his neighbor, whom he identified as an atheist, was walking under an apple tree on his property when an apple fell and hit her on the head. Ron said the neighbor called the police, and the responding officer was one Ron had “offended” months earlier. Ron’s neighbor could not be reached as of press time. The

Department of Public Safety declined to comment, and the Milwaukee Police Department did not return a phone call or email as of press time. Kate Venne, Marquette’s director of university communication, said the Office of Marketing and Communication and DPS have not heard any complaints about Ron. Despite Ron’s daily preaching, Marquette students and faculty have trouble understanding his message. “I think people like that generally have good intentions, I just don’t know what his intention is,” said Jahnavi Acharya, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences. The Rev. William Kurz, a Marquette professor of theology, said it’s understandable that people are confused by Ron’s message. “I admire his perseverance over many years, but his car is so weird and crammed with stuff you cannot even tell what his message is,” Kurz said in an email. “What you do hear and see usually comes across so negatively that I’m afraid he turns most people off or they just think he’s crazy.”

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finds challenges in doing so. “How am I helping them to take that next step, to move to a deeper peace?” Blaha asked. Su said he experiences the same challenge in the classroom and confessed to the “sin of PowerPoint.” Instead of focusing on the here and now of his students in the classroom, he said he often feels pressure to finish his PowerPoint and stay on course with his lesson plan. However, he said the conversations that slow the pace of class are often more important. Su said he could adjust his assessments of students to provide more room and reward for practice. Zampelli also discussed the relationship between practice and performance. He related this to rehearsal in the theater. He said that in a rehearsal, everyone is in the moment and actors do not

presume they are perfect. “We are all in it together,” Zampelli said. “We need each other and that is quite clear to everyone in the rehearsal room.” Unlike in rehearsals, he said that in his experience teaching, he is not sure if professors and students are in it together in the classroom. Callahan said we can use more rehearsal mentality in the classroom. She said students enter out of high school and are expected to do everything right. “We expect so much from 18and 19-year- olds,” Callahan said. “It’s stunning to me.” Jilly Gokalgandhi, a sophomore in the College of Business Administration, asked how the university can help students who are afraid to fail because they must be concerned about GPAs. Zampelli said using learning communities, working in groups and practicing with assignments

helped him stay focused as a college student. Stephanie Japczyk, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said all students are concerned with grades and GPAs. She said professors and students must work to create a better learning environment to have depth in a subject. “It’s a two-way street,” Japczyk said. Devin Curda, a junior in the College of Arts & Sciences, said it is difficult to focus on one class at a time. He said he wants a balance so he can have breadth and depth in his studies. After the discussion, Zampelli said he hoped students took away the ability to make breathing room in their schedules. Pilarz agreed, saying his greatest fear is that students do not have time to simply think.ww “It made me rethink my own (teaching) strategies,” he said.


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To: Kayla ... Can’t wait for Friday.

To: Bradley Cooper ... You deserve it.

To: Thanksgiving ... Seriously. You need to happen already.

To: Johnston Hall ... Sorry we used “this doors.”

To: The MPD officers jaywalking to Jimmy John’s ... ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?

To: The College of Comm ... And Another Thing...


Going the extra mile – or the extra step

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Just a couple of months ago, it seemed campus, and drivers need to remember Milwaukee police officers (as well as our this. Around 11,000 people are walking Department of Public Safety) had their around this area every single day. Chances hands full trying to prevent muggings of are, they are going to jaywalk. Marquette students. Apparently they have We also have to ask whether the Milwausince gotten bored. kee Police Department has nothing better In their atto do than wait around to give us tempt to teach tickets. If a police officer happens jaywalking stuMilwaukee police officers ... to be driving through the area and dents a lesson, had their hands full trying to sees a jaywalker, it is perhaps justhey have been prevent muggings of Marquette tifiable for the officer to exercise deliberately her or his own judgment and — if monitoring our students. Apparently they have warranted — issue the student a area for viola- since gotten bored. ticket. But is staking out campus tors and issuing really necessary? We understand citations ranging MPD is trying to make a point, but from $63 to $76. While we acknowledge their method is simply insulting. jaywalking is illegal, the high, targeted We are students. Besides tuition and fines seems excessive, to say the least. room and board, we pay for food, parking, That said, we understand students can be bus passes, clothes, health, entertainment, oblivious to the cars around them. All too sporting events and beer. We contribute to often, we become distracted by our phones the city economically. We also contribute or by talking with our friends while cross- to the city socially, as most students are ining the street. It is easy to get lulled into volved in community service activities in a false sense of security and stop paying some form or another. attention to cars when we are surrounded This does not mean we are above the law. by a mass of other students. Enough cars It does mean that we should not be treated do stop for students that jaywalking hardly by our police like misbehaving children seems like a big deal. who need to be watched and admonished. But it can be a big deal. A report from It means we should not have to be scared the Federal Highway Administration found of getting a $70 ticket for walking across a that of all car-pedestrian collisions, the street when the road is clear. pedestrian alone was at fault 43 percent As the weather gets colder and roads get of the time. Both the driver and the pedes- slicker, cars will have more difficulty stoptrian were found responsible 13 percent of ping suddenly to accommodate jaywalking the time. This means that for the majority students. Students simply must be smart. It of collisions, the pedestrian is at fault in is not worth dying to catch up with a friend some way. or get to class a minute sooner. Most students can probably But as the weather attest to either having had or gets colder, though, Students simply must be it is going to be more witnessed at least one close call between a car and a student pe- smart. It is not worth dying to annoying for students destrian. Just last Wednesday, catch up with a friend or get to wait, freezing, for a student was reported to have a walk sign to cross to class a minute sooner. been struck by a car near 16th the street when there and Wells. Though this particuis not a car in sight. lar incident was minor, these We would implore are serious concerns, and we can under- that any police officers use their own disstand why drivers in the area are upset. cretion in such a situation and actually asWe should not be creating hazardous sess if a student poses any legitimate danconditions for Milwaukee drivers. They ger by crossing. too have a right to be here, and they should There is no shortage of real problems in not have to be terrified of hitting a college Milwaukee. The police should not be waststudent darting out against the light on ing valuable city resources by waiting to their way home from work. catch a bunch of 20-somethings crossing At the same time, we are on a college the street too early.

wait time holding a door, why not just do it? If you recognize someone because they agreed with a point you made in class today, why not look them in the eye and acknowledge them? If you know a peppermint mocha in a holiday cup is a surefire way to brighten someone’s day, why not say thank you with that? And yes, you just met that friend of a Kelly White friend, but it’s not creepy that you remember his name to say it in greeting when you see him. It’s nice. It’s considJoe Paterno was fired last week because erate. It’s mature. he did everything he was supposed to do. It’s really that simple to ease someIt’s easy to look at the situation and say one else’s load. The other day, one of you would have done more. It’s easy to say my roommates was given a nicer, newer he didn’t do enough. It’s easy to say you television with a remote. My roommates would have acted differently. and I are all strong-spirited and indepenMaybe Paterno had an inclident women, but nation to do more — to tell the our upper body Yes, you just met that friend strength is pretty police or alert the parents. But for whatever reason, he did not of a friend, but it’s not creepy weak. So as entictake those extra steps. He did that you remember his name ing as the TV/renot do any more than he needmote combo was, to say it in greeting when you getting it to our ed to, and that decision cost him his job and, worse, the in- see him. It’s nice. third-story apartnocence of children. ment was going But this column is not just to be impossible about a man I didn’t care about until without help. last week. This is a call to do more than Luckily, our friend Konrad was online, you are required to for the betterment and responded to our own call to service. of society. He and his roommate Ryan came over Doing what we are supposed to do is and lugged the monstrosity of an enterone thing. Going beyond that is another. tainment box up the back staircase. It was But we don’t have to go much beyond it probably not how either of them wanted to make a difference. to spend their Saturday afternoon, but So instead of going the extra mile, neither complained. And when I got the if that sounds intimidating or like too chance to thank each of them, they said much work, we should just try to go the it was not a big deal with such sincerity extra step. that I believed them. Hold the door open for someone. Smile But even small acts of kindness — at a classmate like letting someone print off outside of class. your PrintWise since you have Bring your roommore cash than them or bringDoing what we are ing someone the last muffin mate coffee after borrowing her supposed to do is one thing. because you know they would car. Remember Going beyond that is another. appreciate it — are meaningful. the name of a And they make the big actions friend of a friend. easier. There’s nothWhen doing the right thing ing astounding about any of these things. and taking an extra step becomes a habit, But being on the receiving end of any of acting for bigger and better change is these gestures is so nice, and being on the possible. giving side is not much trouble. When it’s just an extra 30 seconds of

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Blimey, Mrs. President maybe she would become financially intake over anyway. So who is better to reign supreme over vested. Perhaps she’d start chipping away us than the ruler of all Muggles? My tele- at the national debt by reaching into her vision was already engulfed last weekend own pocket. She’s already the first billionaire novelby Harry Potter. It felt like Big Brother was ist the world has subliminally brainwashing us ever seen, so maybe all through ABC Family. she’d be the first It was the channel that could president to personnot be changed — and it was She’s already the first Ian Yakob only showing the movie ver- billionaire novelist the world has ally stimulate the Think sions of the actual books, ever seen, so maybe she’d be economy. about the cash flow, With less than a year until the 2012 presi- which are exponentially and dential election, I’ve realized I won’t get awesomely more mind-con- the first president to personally not to mention how many Sickles and away with avoiding politics entirely. But, trolling than the films. It’s stimulate the economy. Galleons she probaas usual, I’ll weasel my way out of it by pretty much a deal-breaker bly has stashed away fudging an absurd yet somehow intriguing to me if you haven’t read the at Gringotts. books. We can’t be friends. account. You’re not surprised. Rowling can be a super power for inBut look, there’s actually good reason The problem is, I don’t follow Obama enough to know if he’s a shoo-in for reelec- behind making the visionary behind Harry ternational relations too, considering her books were released in 93 countries. She tion or if he’s just above the Mendoza line Potter president. According to her Wikipedia page, Rowl- could definitely help me get my column for impeachment. (Side-note: a malapropism is when you misuse a word or phrase ing said she is “obsessed with the United syndicated in the Guatemalan Prensa Libre but everyone knows what you mean from States elections because they will have a (Free Press) or the Bulgaria Gazette, alprofound effect on the rest of the world.” though I was really hoping for a spot in the the context nonetheless. I just did that.) For our purposes, though, let’s assume Oh yeah? What about the profound effect Daily Prophet. But the best part is that her term would Obama will be replaced. Let’s also assume she has? It’s a bona fide fact that, in 2002, people eventually end. And what do presidents that the American public will elect the best went to see that awful Scooby- do when their terms are over? They possible candidate. Doo movie in theaters just be- write books. Now, from basic If J.K. wrote a new series, then maybe logic, I am forced Younger generations would cause the previews before it to conclude that in boost approval ratings to a included the first full-length people would actually start reading again. trailer for Harry Potter and the People need to do that. Mark Twain said 2012 the Oval Ofwhole new level. People would Chamber of Secrets. It doesn’t something along the lines of, “a man who fice would belong to none other than dress up in costumes just to vote take a groovy minute in the doesn’t read good books has no advantage Joanne Rowling. on Election Day. I know I would. Mystery Van to realize dedica- over a man who can’t read.” But don’t quote me — I didn’t read it anywhere. tion like that is far out, man. That’s right, J.K. And really, if everything goes bad with Just imagine the increases in Rowling. Just kidloyalty and political participa- Rowling as president, it wouldn’t matter ding, but seriously, tion from the youth. Younger generations in the big picture. The longer you stretch J.K. First of all, electing Rowling would would boost approval ratings to a whole the timeline of humanity, the more it looks demonstrate how progressive and flex- new level. People would dress up in cos- like nothing ever happened. So why not stir ible our country is by allowing not only tumes just to vote on Election Day. I know things up while we still have the chance? the first female to become president, but I would. Also, once she became involved she also the first non-U.S. citizen. Screw guidelines and rules. Quite frankly, our would feel personal responsibility. And if country needs someone on the outside to Rowling became personally invested, then

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grand New Brew Student orgs serve up a night of entertainment driving force behind this,” said Andrew Pauly, a senior in the College of Communication and co-presiMarquette isn’t an arts-oriented dent of the Studio 013 Refugees. Both the Fugees and Hype Dance school, but that hasn’t stopped many of its students from taking it members knew other members of upon themselves to make their own the Gold ‘n Blues, so when they were asked to participate in Grand creative outlets. Campus organizations Gold ‘n New Brew, they readily agreed. “I’m pretty happy that they Blues, Hype Dance and Studio 013 asked us,” Refugees said Alex (the Fugees, Johnson, a for short) all senior in the originated College of after stuWhat: Grand New Brew Communicadents with a tion and one common inWhen: Saturday, Nov. 19 at of the chapter terest needed 7 p.m. directors for an avenue to Hype Dance share their Where: Varsity Theatre Marquette. talents. Over “It’s the first the years, Cost: $10 with MUID, time we’re each of these $15 without performing organizations with people has grown who aren’t and built a dancing. following The show amongst Marquette’s community and throughout has singing, dancing, improv — that’s a good mix.” Milwaukee. Grand New Brew is proving itThis Saturday, Nov. 19, all three hope to sell out the Varsity Theatre self to be a learning experience for with one of the biggest performanc- each of the organizations involved, es of the semester: Grand New as well as the perfect opportunity to Brew, which will showcase the gain exposure and expand their inthree groups’ different styles and dividual followings on campus. Because each group’s specific one common desire to entertain. Matt Campbell, a senior in the talents are diverse, the biggest College of Communication and challenge is appealing to people president of Gold ‘n Blues, Mar- who might not have gone to see quette’s only coed a cappella them perform if it wasn’t for group, came up with the idea to the other headliners. “I think it will be a great opporput on a large show in conjunction with Marquette’s popular tunity for the fans of the Fugees and Hype to see us and vice versa,” student organizations. “Gold ‘n Blues was the main said Laura Walsh, a sophomore By Vanessa Harris


in the College of Communication and a member of Gold ‘n Blues. “I want to share what they have to share with our fans that may not go to their shows.” Each group will be adjusting to new surroundings as well. Hype Dance usually performs in the Weasler Auditorium, the Fugees hold their performances in room 200 at Marquette Hall, and this will be Gold ‘n Blues first performance with professional sound and lighting. Regardless of the difficulties there might be in putting on Grand New Brew, the show’s pros outweigh the cons. Not only will the groups involved get to do what they love, but audiences will be able to enjoy a great show while supporting arts organizations at Marquette. “I know people are concerned about it being $10, but it’s well worth it,” Johnson said. “You’re getting three really quality groups who are practicing hard.”


Marquette University doesn’t scream hip-hop. You probably won’t catch any Jesuits planning a dance battle anytime soon. But regardless of Marquette’s lack of attachment to the hip-hop culture many young people identify with today, students are still embracing the creativity and self-expression hip-hop was built on through dance. Hype Dance, the first hip-hop dance group on campus, started in the early 2000s and has successfully expanded to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Since originating, Hype has

developed a loyal following on campus, often bringing large turnouts to their performances at the Weasler Auditorium each semester. Throughout the year, Hype also travels to other colleges to perform as well as to different communities in the Milwaukee area. Hype holds auditions for new dancers at the beginning of each school year. You can follow Hype on Twitter @ HYPEMARQUETTE for updates.

STUDIO 013 REFUGEES The members of Studio 013 Refugees all have a lot in common. They go to Marquette, they like comedy and they enjoy making people laugh. The Fugees seem good at it too – they average around 100 audience members at their monthly free shows. Improvisational comedy isn’t for everyone, but the chemistry among the Fugees gives them the ability to play to each other’s strengths and weakness. The result is often a great performance. Studio 013 Refugees was formed 15 years ago by an engineering student on campus. The original members used to practice and perform in Studio 013 at the Helfaer Theatre but were later kicked out of the space for reasons now unknown. They then came up with the fitting name of Studio 013 Refugees. Since then, the current Fugees have been keeping the tradition alive. Every month in room 200 of Marquette Hall, audiences can watch the Fugees perform. Most recently, the Fugees opened for BJ Novak and put on a straight 12-hour show in front of the

Alumni Memorial Union. “It’s really exciting to be a part of because you’re creating something new every time,” said Pauly. “That’s what so fun about improv. It’s the interaction between the audience and the relationship between the performers and the audience.” The Fugees next performance is Dec. 9 in room 200 of Marquette Hall. You can follow Studio 013 Refugees on Twitter @fuguee_man for updates.


Marquette’s first coed a cappella ensemble, Gold ‘n Blues, may be only a few years old, but the group’s success has been constantly growing. Created in early 2008 in the basement of McCormick Hall by nine students looking for more a cappella opportunities on campus, Gold ‘n Blues now gives students on campus the chance to hear contemporary music with a unique flare. Gold ‘n Blues has become a sought-after group, auditioning 60 students for four spots this past year. Their talent has given them the opportunity to record an album, travel and perform at other colleges and events, and even sing the National Anthem at a Milwaukee Bucks basketball game. The group is in the process of recording its second album and continues to share its passion for music with the Marquette community. You can learn more about Gold ‘n Blues on their website, and on Twitter @MUGoldNBlues.

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Documentary puts veterans’ YouTube TV best plight back into spotlight thing since ... TV French-American COLUMN

discussion with audience member stress disorder.” Morel also had a personal in- after the credits roll. According to Morel, Moon’s terest in the topic. His grandfather, who helped raise Morel as participation in the project rea boy, served in World War II sulted mostly out of their friendand hated talking about his ex- ship. In 2008, Morel contacted a veteran’s organization in Chicaperiences in the conflict. go. Moon was “He was By Matt Mueller a part of the deeply group’s Milturbed by waukee chapThe war in Iraq may not be the things ter. The two headlining newspapers and he had witestablished nessed and newscasts anymore, but many What: “On the Bridge” contact, and veterans and soldiers still si- seen,” MoMorel was lently feel its effects. Director rel said. instantly M o r e l Olivier Morel hopes to end that When: Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. impressed silence with his documentary also related with Moon’s his quest for “On the Bridge.” Hall Where: Cudahy m u s i c a l The full-length documentary citizenship and lyrical makes its Milwaukee debut Sat- to his interFree and open to the talent. est in the urday, Nov. 19, in room 001 at public “He is an topic. MoCudahy Hall at 7 p.m. exceptional The film takes on the topic rel met with artist,” Moof post-traumatic stress dis- several vetrel said. “It’s not just the erans soon a f t e r order (PTSD) in the military and its veterans. Morel fol- becoming an official American beauty of his music but also lowed six different Iraq War citizen. The situation helped the the content of his lyrics. It’s veterans coping with life after French-born American better actually one of the parts of the war and suffering from PTSD connect and understand his new documentary that I’m most attached to.” country. for the documentary. Morel, Moon and Moon’s famIt also brought him closer to One fateful morning in South Bend, Ind. helped push the his film’s subjects. Since PTSD ily became close friends. Due to French-born filmmaker toward is a deeply personal problem their close connection, Morel and the smallest of comments was deeply concerned about the the film’s topic. “I was driving to work, and or moments can trigger panic filming, but the singer/songwritI heard this disturbing and in- attacks, he wanted to make sure er and veteran was always open tense piece on the radio about there was a strong amount of with the French director. “There was a willingness the number of young men and trust between he and the veterans. The re- in Jason, but it was also very women committing suicide “I wanted to put names, faces and sult was great risky,” Morel stated. “We had footage for a very long back-and-forth disafter coming voices to the people dealing with the documen- cussion about whether or not to back home from post-traumatic stress disorder.” tary and an film him. We agreed that if he the war,” Moeven greater wanted to stop the process, that rel said. “It was relationship would be fine, and I wouldn’t so unexpected. I was angry Olivier Morel with the sub- take it the wrong way at all.” Moon ended up performing but also curiDirector jects. “They are several songs for the film and ous. I wanted to a part of my then proceeding to do interknow what was family,” Morel stated. “These views for the documentary. It going on.” Though the piece inspired are beautiful friendships that was a large step for the project, which has turned into a Morel, he wanted to take a dif- I have with them.” powerful piece not only for One of the documentary’s ferent approach to the topic subjects, singer/songwriter Morel but also for veterans than that story had. “The radio story was a lot of Jason Moon, is a Milwaukee who watch the film. “We’ve had people stand up at statistics and figures. It was native and provided original the end of screenings and thank music for the documentary. a cold point of view,” Morel said. “I wanted to put names, Moon’s wife and son, as well me for my service,” Morel said. faces and voices to the people as Morel, will be attending the “I tell them this is nothing comdealing with post-traumatic screening and participating in a pared to what you have done.”

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Filmmaker Olivier Morel follows six Iraq war veterans coping with PTSD in his documentary “On the Bridge.”

like to admit for cable, and I fork out even more for DVR because I’m rarely home during the actual air time of the shows I’m interested in. (So don’t tell me what happened this week on “How I Met Your Mother” — I haven’t watched it yet!) So many people already watch TV shows on the Internet through Hulu or sites like it, and with the growing ubiquity of the laptop, tablets and other mobile devices, I don’t know that YouTube Sarah Elms channels will foster that big of a change in the way we receive “Numa Numa,” “David After our news and entertainment. Our Dentist” and the infinite amount lives revolve around the Internet, of adorable puppies and babies not around TV, newspapers or that made YouTube the household radio. It’s about time something name it is today may be going the like this developed. The only reason it hasn’t previway of the Dodo as the videosharing site prepares to roll out ously come to fruition probably some changes over the course of has to do with money, and YouTube unnext year. doubtedly At the has the end of funding October, and reYouTube sources announced to pull off its plan to create somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 chan- this venture successfully. Adding nels with original programming, more professionally made videos featuring musicians, athletes, co- to their pool of amateurs posting medians and other well-known footage of themselves singing entertainers. This move seems into their webcams will likely like an attempt to create an on- broaden the site’s audience and line alternative to cable TV, therefore entice more advertisers something Internet users and to team up with them. Sure, we viewers will probably the entertainment industry have have to sit through a few 60-secboth been anticipating. Celebrities like Jay-Z, Rainn ond ads each time we watch a Wilson and Madonna have al- show, but we’re used to that already signed on, as well as media ready, and it’s better than the four outlets like Slate and The Wall minutes of commercials we’re Street Journal. According to The subjected to with cable. That, and we already New York Times, have the abilGoogle (which Our lives revolve around the ity to tailor owns YouTube) Internet, not around TV, online adveris prepared to tisements to dish out up to newspapers or radio. It’s about our interests. $100 million to time something like this develYou can various produc- oped. view a comers as motivation plete list of to launch channels with the site. Producers of pending channels on YouTube’s “The Office,” “The Biggest Los- website or blog and sign up for er,” “Teen Mom,” “Jersey Shore” updates about when each chanand “The Hills” have already nel is launching. The channel teamed up to create a pop cul- I’m looking forward to most is ture channel, and the creators of titled “American Hipster,” dethe Food Network’s “Chopped” scribed as a “comedic channel are working on a channel exploring pop culture through the lens of hipsterism, that ironiall about food. The channels, in traditional cally popular movement built YouTube form, will be free for on not being popular.” This initiative is a big change viewers and fully supported by revenue generated by ads. It is in the broad field of media, but estimated that once this initia- I think it’s a good one. I’m sure tive is fully launched, YouTube we’ll still be able to get our “Charwill be posting up to 25 hours of lie Bit Me” and “Scarlet Takes a new content every day, making it Tumble” videos, but I’m looking much more than just a destination forward to new shows that I can watch on my own time and with for Internet memes. But what does this all mean limited commercials. That, and the hopeful return of the retro for us, the viewers? To some degree, we’ll just have phrase, “Turn on the Tube.” to wait and see. But I’m excited already. I pay much more than I’d

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‘Broadtannica’ rewrites history with laugh track

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Milwaukee’s Broadminded proves women can be just as funny as men. Their latest show, “Encyclopedia Broadtannica” plays off of past and present.

All-female troupe brings jokes to Alchemist Theatre By Liz McGovern

World history. These two words are enough to bring back memories of tediously boring high school global studies classes. But this weekend, local comedy troupe Broadminded re-introduces history to the delightfully outlandish world of sketch comedy, over at the Alchemist Theatre. Broadminded is a Milwaukeebased group consisting of four “broads” – Anne Graff LaDisa, Stacy Babl, Melissa Kingston and

Megan McGee. Their motto is “Sketch comedy. The group took off after the By Women. For everyone.” women met The troupe’s through name says a ComedySlot about their portz, a character and semi-protheir comedic fessional stylings. What: “Encyclopedia competi“It’s funny Broadtannica” tive team to take a term When: Nov. 18 and 19 at 8 improv orand own it. p.m. and Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. ganization. It’s not how The group people expect Where: Alchemist Theatre felt that a term to be Milwauused. We’re Cost: $10 kee needed just a bunch a women’s of smartass istthea alchem comedic broads,” Mcgroup, as Gee said. sketch comeB r o a d dy is particularly male-dominated. minded’s current show, “EncyWhile it’s entirely comprised of clopedia Broadtannica,” runs women, Broadminded is not com- through Nov. 20 at the Alcheedy just for the female populace. mist Theatre. The show revisits


memorable periods in human civilization but spins and retells the stories in a more playful perspective. Accuracy is not guaranteed. And don’t worry if it has been a while since you took your required history gen-eds: No history major is needed to understand the jokes. “The show is for people who love history and for people who know nothing about history,” McGee said. The sketches take everyday moments in today’s world and tease these scenarios to fit into a historical context and answer big questions. For instance, the question, “Where do babies come from?” is addressed in conversation around the Greek gods’ dinner table with tales of how the Greek

gods have given birth and where mortals fit into their plans. While the language and plot can be complex, the costuming in sketch comedy is simple but effective. Because costuming and sets must remain minimalist by necessity, the actors are forced to engage the audience in a more creative way, which can add dimension to the show. Having an all-female group added to the performance’s hilarity, especially when the women acted out the male parts. In comedic roles, it is common to see men dressed as women, but women rarely dress as men. The show also includes multimedia elements. A large screen depicts old pictures of historical figures as well as videos, including one in which the comedians dramatically read real reviews of a butter dish from out loud. That sketch in particular is an especially fun part of the show because it takes an average, everyday thing and overdramatizes it to point out its hilarity. Even though the performance’s overarching theme was history, relevant and pertinent topics from the current day made the cut. The show poked fun at concepts including Occupy Wall Street, concealed carry and perceptions about homosexuality. In a few of the skits, the present and the past coexist simultaneously. Some sketches even have an element of time travel, comparing the lifestyle of people from different generations to our era’s for the sake of social commentary. The troupe achieves hilarity with a show that features layered and intellectual content. McGee said that while a lot of the humor is flexible, many of the best moments are based on complicated language. “We try to challenge ourselves and write towards it,” Babl said.

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Penn State provides offensive firepower

Sophomore defender Megan Jaskowiak and the backline will have their hands full with Penn State’s offensive attack.

Ten Championship tournament, before falling to Illinois, 2-1 in overtime on Nov. 6. “Penn State, traditionally and especially this year, has been excellent at scoring and they are very efficient with their ability to finish,” coach Markus Roeders said. “We’re just excited to be here and just looking forward to the next game and hopefully we’ll come out loose and play well.” In addition to the loss to Illinois, Penn State’s other losses have come against No. 1 Stanford, Central Florida and Wisconsin. With the exception of Wisconsin, the other teams are still in the NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions are led on offense by sophomore forward Maya Hayes, who leads the nation in goals (27) and points (62). She leads the Big Ten in goals per game (1.12) and gamewinning goals (nine). Hayes was named the Big Ten Forward of the Year and named to the AllBig Ten First Team following the regular season. Hayes, along with fellow sophomore forward Taylor Schram (12 goals, 12 assists) and junior midfielder Christine Nairn (three goals, 11 assists) will give the Marquette defense a challenge. “We just have to be organized in the back and make sure we communicate with each other,” junior defender Megan Jaskowiak said. “We’ll have to be extra cautious with Hayes, but any one of their forwards and midfielders are good enough to score.” Nairn is a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team and


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Hayes leads the nation with 27 goals, 62 points By Michael LoCicero

The Marquette women’s soccer team (18-3-0) will soon find out what kind of team it is on a neutral field against an opponent that is nearly equal, both statistically and mentally. Penn State (20-4-0) enters its second round match with

Marquette on Friday in WinstonSalem, N.C., on the campus of Wake Forest, as the No. 4 seed after beating Army, 1-0 last Friday. The Nittany Lions won their 14th straight regular season Big Ten title this year and beat Northwestern and Minnesota in the Big

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has been named to the All-Big Ten First Team the last three seasons, while Schram was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team this past season. Roeders sees them as some of the best players in the nation. “I think you can compare Nairn to (Georgetown redshirt senior midfielder) Ingrid Wells and Schram is sort of like (Notre Dame’s senior forward Melissa) Henderson. And then you’ve got Hayes who has a Latin or South American flair to her game, so they’re going to be a challenge for us, no doubt,” Roeders said. In order for Marquette to advance to play either Wake Forest or Boston on Sunday, it will have to score on senior goalkeeper Erin McNulty, an All-Big Ten Second Team member, who leads the Big Ten in shutouts (12) and ranks third in the conference in goals against average (0.83). For the sake of comparison, Marquette senior goalkeeper Natalie Kulla ranks first in the Big East in shutouts (11) and goals against average (0.63). Sophomore midfielder Ashley Stemmeler acknowledged the challenge of facing a team that has only allowed 19 goals in 24 games. “We just have to control the tempo and possession in the game and dictate the pace,” Stemmeler said. “Offensively, obviously we need to score to win, and they’re really good. And we’re just hoping to come out and play our game and if we do that, we have a great shot to win.”

Relive the men’s soccer year Big East comes to MU’s house Matt Trebby

This season’s Marquette men’s soccer team changed the way people view the program. The team won the Big East Blue Division and is on track for even greater success in the future, as all but four seniors will return from this year’s squad next fall. Though narrowly missing out on the NCAA Tournament, this team will be remembered for years to come as one of the program’s best ever. So in homage, I’m taking the opportunity to relive the top five moments from the historic season. 5. C. Nortey’s Coming Out Party The Golden Eagles entered their Sept. 18th match against Michigan at 1-4-1. They were clearly struggling. Freshman C. Nortey played in the midfield during those first six games, and senior Calum Mallace had only played in three, all at center back due to injuries. With sophomore defender Eric Pothast and senior defender Michael Alfano healthy, Mallace moved into midfield,

His goal gave Marquette a 1-0 his natural position. To keep Nortey in the start- win — its first over the Fighting lineup, coach Louis Bennett ing Irish since 1990 — and moved him to the central striker a victory that proved Marin Marquette’s 4-3-3 formation. quette’s legitimacy as a power Nortey had never played in the conference. the striker position the 3. Anything can happen with way Marquette does. He 13 seconds left Without its 3-2 double overcertainly didn’t show it. Down 1-0 in the 71st min- time win against Western Michiute, Mallace had a free-kick gan on Sept. 2 (the second game at Michigan’s keeper, which of the season), imagine how bounced off the keeper’s chest Marquette might have fallen. In this game, Marquette blew to the middle of the six-yard a 2-0 lead — conceding two box. Displaying his preda- second half penalty kicks — tory instincts, Nortey struck and played most of overtime on the rebound home to tie the its collective back foot. But in soccer, it only takes game at 1-1. He would go on to be a unani- one chance, and junior forward mous selection to the Big East Andy Huftalin took his. Sophomore midfielder BryAll-Rookie Team, scoring nine an Ciesiulka goals on the crossed in a season, an in- Two years ago the team won three corner kick, credible tally games and was happy to qualify which was for a freshfor the Big East Championship cleared back man. to him. Ciesi4. 1-0 victory tournament. Now, Marquette is the ulka sent anover Notre champion of the Big East. other cross into Dame, Oct. the box, which 12 Marquette was 3-0-0 in Big Huftalin headed into the back East play, coming off a huge 3-1 of the net with 13 seconds left in the game. win at No. 23 Providence. Freshman midfielder Se- 2. Back to Ann Arbor. With a 1-4-1 start, three points bastian Jansson’s father and brother were visiting from Swe- were mandatory for Marquette den that week. It was a perfect against Michigan on Sept. 18. Nortey’s equalizer in the 73rd time to see Jansson play, as the freshman was hitting peak form. minute meant overtime, where In the 16th minute, Jansson it appeared headed for a draw. But once again, all you need finished fellow midfielder Anthony Selvaggi’s cross from See Relive, page 19 the right wing at the far post.

Golden Eagles enter Big East tournament as the No. 3 seed By Mark Strotman

The last time the Marquette women’s volleyball team hosted the Big East Championship tournament, it watched from the stands as the St. John’s Red Storm were crowned champions. Four year later, the Golden Eagles will take their home court with a chance to win their first ever Big East title. For the second straight season, coach Bond Shymansky’s group set a program record for conference wins. A year ago the Golden Eagles were 11-3, and in 2011 their 12-2 record has earned them their second consecutive No. 3 seed in the tournament. Shymansky said playing at the Al McGuire Center, where the Golden Eagles are 11-1 this season, will be an advantage because of the familiarity in preparing for the matchup. “You’re ready to go,” Shymansky said. “You know where everything needs to be to get yourself prepared as an individual athlete and for us as a staff, too. So now we’re in that hurry up and wait mode where we’re waiting for teams to show up

so we can play, and we’re really excited for it.” They will meet Seton Hall (1712, 8-6 Big East) in the quarterfinals of the eight-team tournament in a rematch of the team’s Oct. 21 matchup. Marquette rallied from down 2-0 to win the match in five sets. The two teams have played competitive and borderline “chippy” matches the last two seasons, something senior outside hitter Ciara Jones said should only add to the intensity of the match. Freshman setter Chelsea Heier said the matchup against the Pirates will elevate Marquette’s game. “I think Seton Hall just brings out the best in us,” Heier said. “And I think we do that to them as well, so that’s where the craziness comes from. We both just want to beat each other. We like to compete against them.” Marquette blockers will need to be aware of outside hitter Meghan Matusiak, who ranks second in the Big East with 3.81 kills per set. She finished with a team-high 16 kills in the loss. Senior outside hitter Ashley Beyer has had success against the Pirates, averaging 18.3 kills and nine digs in three career contests. Should the Golden Eagles advance, they would take on the winner of No. 2 See House, page 18

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Sarina Simmons Junior Forward The Stats

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the facts Simmons’ career high 23 points fueled Marquette to a 54-52 win over Wisconsin on Tuesday night. Simmons also added six rebounds and three steals while limiting the Badgers’ Taylor Wurtz to 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting. Simmons also added 17 points and 19 rebounds in the Golden Eagles’ 69-61 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.

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Simmons’ historic night an encouraging sign Her 23 points led Golden Eagles past Wisconsin Badgers

By Trey Killian

The Marquette women’s basketball team pulled off a win Tuesday that was particularly impressive for a team that’s still working on discovering its identity. Junior forward Sarina Simmons gave Marquette fans a glimpse of what that identity might be in the Golden Eagles’ 54-52 victory over in-state rival Wisconsin-Madison. As a player who had displayed inconsistency her first two years, Simmons was

matched against Wisconsin’s junior guard Taylor Wurtz. Wurtz had already established herself as the Badgers’ leading scorer and rebounder over the first two games, while Simmons came into the matchup still looking for that defining game. What followed was arguably Simmons’s best game of her Marquette career, as she led the Golden Eagles with a careerhigh 23 points. She scored when her team needed it most, especially in the final minutes. Simmons was a big factor in Marquette’s opening 12-3 run, accumulating two steals, grabbing three rebounds and scoring six points in the first seven minutes of the game. When Wisconsin rallied to

take a 31-25 lead early in the second half, Simmons responded with a layup to cut the deficit to four points and later tied the game at 35-35 with a 3-pointer with 13:36 left to go. With the Golden Eagles up 50-49 with 46 seconds left, Simmons made it a three point lead with a layup, despite three Badger defenders standing in her way. After Wurtz missed what would’ve been a gametying three, Simmons battled for the rebound, drew a foul and hit both of her free throws to make it a two-possession game with 5.9 seconds left. “I had a lot of momentum behind me in the final minutes, and my teammates looked to me and got me open,” Simmons

said. “We go through situations like that in practice and (coach Terri Mitchell) had told us to execute and believe that we could go out and get it.” Mitchell understood that other players could score, but wanted to give her only upperclassman the opportunity to win the game. “Sarina (Simmons) wanted the ball, and out of time outs she was asking for plays,” Mitchell said. “She’s part of a whole team that played their guts out tonight, and I’m proud of her teammates for finding her and getting her the ball.” Simmons said matching up with Wurtz at the guard position was no easy task. “They ran (Wurtz) through a lot of screens, and I couldn’t

stand flat and had to be on my toes,” Simmons said. “I still had to contribute to the help defense too, and help collapse on their post players when they isolated them on the blocks.” Starting the year off with a career performance against a rival is a huge step for Simmons. Mitchell has stressed that everyone, even the freshmen, have to step up and contribute this season, and Simmons thus far has provided a model for what the younger players should be. Marquette is still trying to find out who it will be when the Big East season begins, and Mitchell said this win will be a positive starting point for both the team overall and Simmons as an individual.

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Junior forward Sarina Simmons was coach Terri MItchell’s go-to player with the game on the line against the Wisconsin Badgers on Tuesday evening in Marquette’s 54-52 victory.


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House: Win over Pirates could cement an NCAA Tournament berth Cincinnati and No. 7 Villanova. The path to Marquette’s first ever Big East championship could go through Louisville. The top-seeded Cardinals have won the previous three Big East Championship tournaments and four of the last five. They seem to be primed for a fourth straight title, as junior outside hitter Lola Arslanbekova led the Big East with 494 kills and 4.94 kills per set. A win Friday would substantially help Marquette’s chances of making its first-ever NCAA Tournament. The team’s No. 40 RPI, and a year ago the cutoff for at-large teams making the NCAA Tournament was No. 46. The possibility of an NCAA Tournament berth is in the back of the players’ minds, but Jones said the team knows what it needs to do to make that a reality. “Bond always has that in the back of our head,” Jones said of the post-season possibility. “It’s definitely something we’re looking at, but in order to do that we have to beat Seton Hall.”


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Relive: Mallace’s hard work paid off

is one chance. Junior goalkeeper David Check punted a ball upfield towards freshman midfielder Kelmend Islami. A Michigan defender missed his header, putting Islami through on goal. The Michigan keeper slipped, and Islami calmly put the ball over him into the back of the net, with 51 seconds left for the win. This marked a turning point in the rest of Marquette’s season, with the squad finishing 7-4-1 after that match.

1. Oct. 29: Big East Blue Division champions Of all the games previously mentioned, one night stands out more than the rest. Possibly the best player in program history, Mallace capped the regular season with a 59th minute goal to give the Golden Eagles a 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh. During his four-year career, we constantly heard about his strong work ethic — all the hours put in before practice and all the hours put in

after practice. They all paid off. Not only that, but Bennett’s long and difficult journey to build Marquette into what he had at Wisconsin-Milwaukee (five NCAA Tournament appearances in 11 seasons) finally had some traction. Two years ago the team won three games and was happy to qualify for the Big East Championship tournament. Now, Marquette is champion of the Big East.

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Matt Trebby says C. Nortey’s emergence as the striker was the No. 5 moment of the men’s soccer team’s 2011 season.

I know “Sideshow” is meant to be a look at the whole world of sports and not just the craziness that is the NBA lockout, but I promise this will be the last one for a few weeks. It was simply too good to pass up. With NBA players officially missing their first paycheck this week and likely sabotaging what is left of the season by disbanding the union, it truly is time for some of the non-superstar types to get jobs. After all, mansions don’t pay for themselves. Current member of the Boston

Celtics (if there was season to be played) and infamous admirer of LeBron James’ mom Delonte West found employment at a furniture store a few weeks ago, or so his Twitter said. However, this was not nearly enough to cover his expenses. Like any good entrepreneur, he decided to pitch a brilliant scheme to the bigwigs at Nike to try and make some major coin. His million dollar idea: condoms. Don’t laugh — these are not just any condoms. They would be Nike brand condoms and

would be endorsed by “high profile athletes.” You can’t even make this stuff up if you tried. As if his pitch to brand condoms wasn’t awesome enough, he even thought out the marketing slogan for his product: “Just Do It.” As Bill Simmons would say, ladies and gentlemen: your 2011-’12 NBA lockout.

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Teams peaked at the right time Women’s team led by freshmen, men by upperclassmen

the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. “We were looking at Cincinnati and Notre Dame, and we were pacing ourselves off of them,” he said. “We tried to run with teams that were going to finish around us, and some teams we were trying to pace ourselves off of.” By A. W. Herndon Throughout the year, the en were paced by the runners with Both Marquette cross-country the least amount of Division I teams counted this season as experience: freshmen. a success due to their constant Freshmen Kenzie Vicker and improvement, impressive per- Elisia Meyle combined to lead six formances at post-season meets of the Golden Eagles’ seven racand team continuity, according to es. Meyle led the final four races. coach Mike Nelson. Junior Carly Windt enjoyed He said the highlight of the sea- the team’s parity and said it son for both teams was their abil- helped push each runner to ity to peak at the right time. achieve her best. “We ran well when it mattered, “(Meyle and Vicker) are both at the conference and regional very strong competitors. That is races,” Nelson said. something the fresh“Both teams did a men have just had good job of peaking at “We need to all be coming in,” she said. the right point, which on the same page “We just wanted to is a sign of correct right from the lead them by example coaching, listening beginning of the year. and (help them) peak and them taking good at the right times.” care of themselves. If Nelson said the seaMike Nelson they don’t take good son helped himself Cross-country coach care of themselves mature as a coach. they can’t perform “We need to do a when it matters the most.” better job of setting specific goals Throughout the season, the for our women right away in the men were paced by seniors Blake fall,” he said. “We need to all be Johnson and Peter Bolgert and on the same page right from the sophomore Jack Senefeld. beginning of the year.” Johnson and Bolgert led the He said setting goals right away Golden Eagles six times through- in the fall can help provide immeout the year, posted new per- diate results and capitalize on the sonal records and were the top success each team experienced two finishers for Marquette at at the end of the year, capped the Big East Conference Cham- by an eighth place finish at the pionships and the NCAA Great NCAA Great Lakes Regional by Lakes Regional. the men’s team on Nov. 12. Senefeld said the team learned Nelson stopped short of isofrom top competition early in the lating specific goals for the next year, especially at the Wisconsin season but admitted the indoor Adidas Invitational. and outdoor track seasons play a “Watching some of the better big role in development. teams in the nation, you can re“Immediately, we’re looking to ally learn a lot from the serious- get faster at track, so that you build ness of their attitudes and how confidence and aerobic strength,” they conduct themselves,” Sene- he said. “But expectations go year feld said. “The Badgers ran their by year as a coach. Next year I’m race and didn’t let others dictate raising my expectations for each what they were going to do. We individual, and if each individual can learn from that and make sure improves then we’re going to get we run our own race.” better as a team.” He said it was important that the team focused on its expectations during races, especially at


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Buzz Williams seeks first MU tournament title Johnson-Odom will be disappointed with anything less

By Mike Nelson

Buzz Williams will seek his first tournament championship as Marquette’s coach this weekend as his No. 21/19 Golden Eagles (2-0) open the Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands with a matchup against the Winthrop Eagles (0-2) on Friday. Senior guard Darius JohnsonOdom, Marquette’s leading scorer two games in (20.5 points per game), acknowledged the weekend experience would be a disappointment if Marquette doesn’t leave the Virgin Islands as tournament champions. “We feel like we have a great team. We’re one of the better teams down there,” Johnson-Odom said. “With all the hard work we have been putting in, I think it should show in this tournament.” If Marquette doesn’t come away champions, senior forward Jae Crowder said the weekend will still have significant value. “(Winning the tournament), that’s what we have set out to do,” Crowder said. “But at the same time with us being the leaders, DJ and I, we have to realize that if it doesn’t fall in our favor then we have to use it as a learning experience for our younger guys and for us because we are going to come to another tournament – the Big East Championship tournament – and we have to win that one.” In Williams’ first year as

Marquette’s coach in 2008, the Golden Eagles fell to Dayton 8975 in the Chicago Invitational Challenge championship. In 2009, Marquette dropped the Old Spice Classic championship game to Florida State 57-56. And last season Marquette went 0-2 at the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic with losses to Duke (8277) and Gonzaga (66-63). “We haven’t (won a tournament championship). No one on staff has won a championship since they’ve been here. That’s a goal set out that we can accomplish this weekend,” Crowder said. Winthrop has yet to score over

59 points in a game this season and is averaging 53.5 points per game — well below Marquette’s 95 points per game average. The Eagles’ most recent loss was a 69-48 affair against fellow Paradise Jam participant Virginia (2-0) on Tuesday evening. Winthrop went 13-17 last season, and returned three of its top five scorers for this year, although it did lose its top two scorers. In Marquette’s only matchup against Winthrop, the Eagles emerged victorious with a 7164 victory over the Golden Eagles on Nov. 19, 2005 in the championship of the Blue

& Gold Classic. “We don’t know too much about them,” redshirt junior center Chris Otule said about the Eagles. “Going into games, we don’t know too much about teams up until about a day or two days before, and that’s because coach Buzz likes for us to not worry about other teams so much. “He likes us to worry about what we do, and our core essentials, which is obviously defense. And if we do what we want to do on the defensive end then it doesn’t really matter who we’re facing because we can take on anyone.”

Marquette will battle Drake (2-0) or Mississippi (2-0) — whichever team matches Marquette’s result from Friday’s tournament opener — on Saturday night. For Marquette to be in the championship, it must win its first two games. With three games in four days, regardless of the first two results, Crowder said it will be vital for multiple players to contribute. “You have to have fresh bodies, all guys on the same page and taking the floor. This will be a good experience for us,” Crowder said.

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Senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom leads Marquette in scoring with 20.5 points per game through the first two games of the 2011-2012 season.

Nov. 17th, 2011 : The Marquette Tribune  

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