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and his age and energy as reasons for stepping down. “Energy is needed in the executive and probably more energy than I am able to muster up in my condition and age…so at the end of May, they will be searching for a new director,” he said. Since Schramm came to Ashland, the Ashbrook program has grown roughly six times \PM [QbM Q\ _I[ PQ[ ÅZ[\ aMIZ This could, in part, be due to Schramm’s unending efforts to

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Dr. Peter Schramm will be stepping down as the executive director of the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs after this semester. In addition to that position, Schramm is also a professor of political science and history at the university. He came to Ashland in 1988 and after several Ashbrook directors resigned, agreed to take the position of executive director. Schramm will remain at the university as a professor. Schramm cited being diagnosed with stage four melanoma cancer,

Lindesmith. “Schramm is one of the most intelligent men on campus, freshman Kayla Toth said. “He truly cares about his students ad goes out of his way to make sure we are all successful in all aspects of our lives. The Ashbrook program and the political science department at Ashland would not be the same without Schramm.” Schramm says his favorite part of his time as director was helping to shape the Ashbrook program. “I have been able to, with my colleagues…create a serious academic program that focuses on good ole’ books,” Schramm said. His journey at Ashland is far from over and his legacy will remain. “Being the director of the Ashbrook Center…has been the greatest honor of my life and I am delighted to have had [this] opportunity,” he said.

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ous clinical laboratories stored within the Simulation Center, including a Family Health lab, Adult Health lab, Complex health lab, Health Foundations lab, ICU/ CCU/ NICU, Community Health Home Care lab, Advanced Care lab and four patient examination labs.  +TI[[ZWWU[WNÅKM[IVLTW]VOM areas are also in the building. The initial campaign goal was $12 million, until revised plans and construction costs raised the total to $15.5 million. A combination of donations from Dwight Schar, the Health Resources and Services Administration, Medical Mutual and the citizens of Richland County were involved in fundraising efforts. “Several Foundations were also instrumental in helping us reach our goal,” Finks said. “Some of these included The Ashland Country Foundation, The Richland County Foundation, The Conard Foundation, the Lippitt Foundation, The Hire Family Foundation, The Landers Foundation and The Key Bank Foundation." "For any campaign to be successful it takes leadership from the top, a committed Board of Trustees, a strong development team and a solid group of volunteers,” Finks said.


New country, new exploration, new experiences Fei comes to AU from Shanghai, China MEGAN WISE @MeganWise121


Hongfeng Fei is studying English in the language-intensive ACCESS program at Ashland University.

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Traveling to America where English is not your first language can be a daunting challenge, but one student welcomed the chance for an opportunity to study abroad. Hongfeng Fei is a Shanghai, China native who decided to explore her options and travel over 7,000 miles to study English in Ashland University’s ACCESS Program.

Before coming to the United States, Fei studied at a Chinese University for four years majoring in economics. “At the time, China was developing in the areas of economics and finance and these were all new things to China,” Fei said. “So that is why I chose to study economics because I just wanted to know what it was.” Fei’s father was a teacher at the university and he encouraged her to read about economics because in the near future, China would need more professionals in the economic field. “At first I was confused as to why my father would want me to read

and study about economics because in the television shows, businessmen and businesswomen are bad and selfish,” she said. “But after I read about economics, I understood why businessmen have to make certain decisions because of limited conditions that they face.” After Fei graduated from her university, she wanted to study abroad and this is an idea she had for a very long time. “When I was in China, I would read about America in my books and I thought it would be neat to come and experience what I read in the books,” she said. Her choices were limited to study



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abroad, since she did not take any standard English examinations, but she found the ACCESS Program at Ashland University. An offer was made for her to study, and she gladly took the offer. To help ease the transition into the American culture and language, Ashland University created the ACCESS program (The Ashland Center for English Studies) for International students to orient themselves amongst the American culture and develop language skills. For eighteen years, Mike Hupfer, the Associate Dean of the College see ACCESS, page 2


















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AU celebrates National Nutrition Month AUSDA focusing on how to eat right MEGAN WISE @MeganWise121 Many students have made New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and to get fit in 2013. While some may have held strong to that resolution, others may have swept that resolution under the rug. Fortunately, there is still a chance to eat healthy and learn how to do it right. March is National Nutrition Month® (NNM®) and the AU Student Dietetic Association is excited to teach students, faculty, and staff members how to eat right on campus. National Nutrition Month® is sponsored annually by the

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and it strives to educate individuals about the importance of making healthy, food decisions and developing physical activity habits. “NNM® educates people on the benefits of finding a way to develop positive habits by eating a diet that is balanced and made up of the carbs, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals,” Ivana Petrovic, President of the AU Student Dietetic Association (AUSDA), said. “This also includes finding a way to stay active in a way that is beneficial to health, Petrovic and the AUSDA are looking forward to celebrating NNM® because the possibilities are endless when it comes to promoting the choice to make healthy decisions on campus. “The ‘Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day’ theme can be molded into whatever we make of it and

that can include families eating together, cultural dishes, and even religious contributions to diet,” Petrovic said. Brittany Cermak, Vice President of the AUSDA, is looking forward to spreading knowledge about nutrition to the entire campus. “The AU Student Dietetic Association is very excited to be acknowledging National Nutrition Month® campuswide,” she said. “We want to educate students, faculty and staff alike about health and nutrition.” The AUSDA has teamed up with the Accent on P.R. and Sport Communication organizations and they have planned multiple events to encourage students to engage in healthy eating patterns and they hope to have some fun across campus, too. “Each Monday in March, we will be hosting an educational

event that touches on the NNM® theme,” Petrovic said. “We designed a Mediterraneanstyle bar with the help of Dining Services on Monday and we hoped students enjoyed the Mediterranean flavors.” On March 18th from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, members of the AUSDA will be set up at Tuffy’s Smoothie Bar educating students about the best foods and smoothies students should eat after a workout. Students who attend may be lucky enough to win a Tuffy prize. On March 28th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, students can come to the Eagles’ Nest and participate in a game show to test their knowledge about calories and nutrition. Again, students have the chance to win different giveaways if they attend. Coming to college, students may let their health habits go by the wade side; however, it is

important to make conscious decisions when it comes to one’s health. “I’m sure students have heard about that dreaded ‘Freshman 15’ when coming to college,” said Petrovic. “Developing poor eating habits is very easy to do; however, they can also be equally difficult to break and turn into positive actions. A balanced diet is a necessary action to prevent an unhealthy lifestyle.” Cermak adds that misleading labels and advertisements can contribute to the confusing and overwhelming decisions when it comes to eating healthy. But the AUSDA wants to educate students about how to decipher between healthy and not so healthy foods as well as correct portion sizes. “Students will definitely come away with a better understanding

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Novelist Ann Lee Miller spoke on AU’s campus during The Well on Feb. 21. Miller is the author of four college-level books and encouraged students to follow their passions.

Novelist speaks at The Well TERESA WILLIAMS @AUCollegian At The Well on Feb. 21, novelist Ann Lee Miller encouraged students to work hard and follow their passions so their dreams can become a reality. Miller graduated from Ashland University with a degree in creative writing. She said her writings are aimed to college-aged students. “The early twenties are filled with drama, dreams, and finding our place in the world,” Miller said. “What better time in life to capture?” Her works include the novels “Avra’s God,” “The Art of My Life” and “Kicking Eternity.” Her most recent book came out March 1 and is titled “Tattered Innocence.” She has been recognized for her novels in the past and “Kicking Eternity” reached more than 70,000 downloads on Amazon’s website. Miller’s books focus on topics such as challenges, dreams, love and relationships that are applicable in the lives of students and young people beginning their journey as adults. In addition, Miller’s childhood experiences spending time on a sailboat serve as an inspiration in the stories she has written. “My dad, a dead ringer for Willie Nelson, packed the family into a VW van for a year to pan for gold out West and in Mexico, pitched us a tent on a St. John beach in the Virgin Islands, and built a dinghy in our living room

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Building English proficiency of Arts and Sciences, was the Director of the ACCESS program on Ashland University’s campus and he believes the program has been an important feeder to admitting International students who desire to study English. “Throughout the program, we teach students how to develop language skills, cultural sensitivity to the United States, and how to become oriented to the academic culture within the United States,”

he had to dismantle to get out the door,” she said. During her speech at The Well, she discussed the many dreams individuals hold in life. Using the example of Joseph in the Bible for illustrating her points, she explained that these aspirations can help people endure difficult times and give them hope for the future. By staying focused, remaining dedicated and working hard, individuals can accomplish their goals. God plays a major role in the process, helping provide motivation and guidance as people put their faith in God during their quest to reach their dreams. Overall, Miller enjoyed sharing her message with those in attendance at The Well. “This was my first ever book tour, and speaking at AU was a dream come true. I hope students were spurred to passionately pursue their dreams,” Miller said. Her daughter Annie, who is a senior at AU, commented about the experience. “I was excited about my mom coming to speak. She really knows how to relate to young adults and never fails to amaze me with her keen insight into my daily struggles within my faith journey,” she said. AU students can receive a free e-book version of “Kicking Eternity” as well as find out more information about all the novels by visiting the website AnnLeeMiller. com. Miller’s paperback novels are also available at the AU bookstore. Hupfer said. This intensive language preparation program allows students to achieve a higher level of proficiency with the English language within a short period of time. The exit goal would be preparedness to participate in University activities in an English speaking classroom. Fei has enjoyed her life studying abroad and she says she has learned a lot of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. “I practice my listening and speaking skills a lot because in America, you have the chance to talk with other people who speak English. So, you can listen to them and improve your speaking skills,” Fei said. Fei used to listen to English songs in Middle School to practice her English, but she could never remember the words; only the melody. But that soon changed once she came and studied the language.

The Ashbrook Scholar Program is an intense academic program rooted in the disciplines of history and political science. It is an independent, self-sufficient center on the university. It does its own fundraising but maintains a connection with the campus and keeps communication through board meetings. As the website articulates, its main focus is “to assist students in acquiring the intellectual and moral virtues required for thoughtful citizenship.” “The purpose” Scholar/ Website Coordinator Ben Kunkel commented, “is to create a total education of a student.” The program focuses specifically on what have been called “the big questions” and challenge students to think critically. Kunkel added, “The program is not strictly structured, and Ashbrook Scholars need only to complete a minor in Political Science or History to maintain their position in the program.” However, events such as luncheons and colloquia with guest speakers is mandatory, as is the thesis at the end of the students’ undergraduate career. Another unique quality of the Ashbrook Center is the mandatory orientation, which requires students to move into the Ashbrook housing two days early, which they must live in their first semester.

The orientation includes discussion and review of Winston Churchill essays written prior to arrival, two informal classes with the program director, a softball game, academic jeopardy, a movie night and an etiquette dinner, which brings students together before the rest of the campus arrives. The Honors Program is, as the Program Director Dr. Swanson put it, is “…intended for academically talented students with any majors or minors across the entire campus.” The program operates under and receives its budget from the university. The program has two parts: academic and social. The Honors Advisory Board, comprised of Honors faculty and students deals with academic matters and issues while the Honors Society comprised solely of students plans events such as movies nights, euchre tournaments and philanthropic work for Honors students. The Honors program is broad, offering, as the website outlines, “cross-disciplinary experiences, participation in an intellectual community devoted to discussion and dialogue, and special projects and courses that challenge the mind.” The program provides for events such as co-hosting speakers, various Honors Society games and philanthropies, and an Honors program retreat which takes place after the first week of school.

The Honors program also offers a study abroad trip every summer, this next being the Greek/Turkish Odyssey. The Honors program is structured academically and socially. Academically, students must begin in a specific Honors AOS class and eventually take four approved Honors core courses, each in different subjects. For example, instead of taking Communications 101, one could take the Honors option. After that, a study abroad or alternative option, two interdisciplinary courses, and independent study to work on the Honors capstone project are required. The Honors capstone project is similar to the Ashbrook thesis, neither necessarily always completed in essay form. The capstone can be a presentation, project, or experiment, and past Ashbrook theses have included experiments and even a computer program. “Both programs attempt to offer special opportunities to academically talented students,” said Swanson. They even collaborate together on some classes as well as thesis/capstone work. While the programs are essentially different, one being a scholar program and one an honor program, there are many similarities as well. They both strive for academic achievement, require rigorous coursework, and are embedded as symbols of academic excellence on campus.

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“I was so excited when I could finally understand what they were singing in the songs,” she said. “So, I think I improved a lot.” Reading was a bit more difficult for Fei because a page of foreign words and sentences isn’t much fun for anyone trying to study a foreign language. “At first when I saw a full page of English and I didn’t want to read it at all,” she said. But during her time in the ACCESS Program, Fei is proud of the accomplishments she has made in studying and learning the English language. Besides her academics, Fei has enjoyed attending the many ACCESS activities since it allows her to learn about different American customs and traditions. “I get to learn about what is happening around me in the U.S. and that is one of my favorite parts,” Fei said. As part of the ACCESS Program, students have the

chance to travel to big cities and this excited Fei, especially because of her love for opera and Broadway shows. During her first trip to New York City, Fei attended Disney’s Mary Poppins on Broadway and absolutely loved it. Upon completing the ACCESS Program, Fei will go on to earn her MBA at Ashland University. After graduation, Fei would be greatly appreciative if she could find a job in America, but she would ultimately like to return to China and teach foreign languages to Chinese students. “I have a lot of things that I want to try and hopefully I will have the chance to experience them,” she said. The ACCESS Program continues be an essential part of the diverse culture of Ashland University and hopefully the program will continue to strengthen through the eager minds and spirits of International students.

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Rain would force a split ceremony move the commencement speaker, invocator and the choir to Upper Convo where they would perform their normal duties. The university would have a live video stream

of the foods offered and how they can eat their own way at AU, as well as in their everyday lives to lead healthier lifestyles,” Cermak said. This year the AUSDA is applying to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics NNM® contest to see if they can be recognized for an event that has the greatest impact to students on campus. Petrovic hopes students will come to their events, learn some interesting diet facts, and have a good time with their friends. All organizations involved are excited about the opportunity they have to spread the news about healthy eating to students on campus. The AUSDA encourages students, faculty, and staff members to attend the events and learn how to eat right, your way, every day.


Mr. University tickets on sale


Mr. University will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 9 p.m. in Upper Convo. Tickets cost $2 pre-sale and $3 at the door. All money goes to the Alpha Phi Foundation, which supports cardiac care for women. Organizations on campus have nominated a male member of their organization to represent them in an entrance round, a talent round and a round of questions. The men will be judged by the previous year’s winner, junior Benjamin Isaiah Black, and two guest judges.

College Night On March 7, Ashland University will host the Ashland Regional High School College Night in conjunction with Ashland High School. It will be in Upper Convo and lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. In addition, AU Director of Financial Aid Steve Howell is scheduled to discuss various topics regarding financial aid at 6 p.m. At the event, students can meet with college representatives from more than 60 schools. The College Night will provide them with the opportunity to find out more information about schools that interest them.

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Dr. John Moser experiences the opportunity of a lifetime


Dr. John Moser and his wife adopted their daughter, Constanze Elaine, in February of 2009. Moser said it has been the best experience of his life.

ZACK LEMON @zack_lemon Inspired by Dan Marino, a history professor from a small town embarks on a four-year journey, crossing countries and oceans to enter the heart of a Communist country to bring an

innocent youth home. No, this is not the trailer to a new indie film, but the story of Dr. John Moser and his daughter, Constanze Elaine. Born in Bethel Park, John Moser has been an academic for nearly all of his adult life. A graduate of Ohio University,

then the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champign, Moser went on to teach at George Mason University and the University of Georgia before finally accepting a tenure track job at Ashland University. “My first semester was real rough because they already had their schedule set and they had the new person, whoever it was going to be, teaching two sections of the first half of western civilization… and Renaissance and Reformation which I knew nothing about,” Moser said. Despite his baptism by fire, Moser settled in and became a respected member of Ashland’s faculty. He was “footloose and fancyfree,” yet decided to give up a large part of that in his late 30’s when he and his wife decided to adopt from China. “We were at a bar named Linders in the middle of the afternoon on a Saturday or a Sunday, my nephews had just been to visit my sister’s kids and we had a great time...they had just gone home and we were kind of low because they had left,” said Moser. Enter Dan Marino on the bar’s T.V. screen. “This documentary showed that he and his wife had adopted a little girl from China and we looked at each other and said there’s no reason why we couldn’t do that,” said Moser. They started the process that

summer, expecting to have their little girl by the end of 2006. However, this did not work out how they expected. “For some reason, we are not clear why, the Chinese government really slowed down…so we didn’t end up going to China until February of 2009,” he said. Despite the delay, Moser could not have been happier once he saw his daughter for the first time. “Once we were together with our little girl it didn’t seem to matter. We knew she was the right one for us,” Moser said. Despite the joys of having a new daughter, there was an adjustment period. Adoptions, especially from a foreign country, often result in a messy adjustment process. “There were some rough weeks but by late spring things were going well and she was adopted beautifully. She is as American

a little girl as you can imagine,” Moser said. Stanzi, Moser’s daughter, makes fairly frequent visits to Ashland University, occasionally swinging on the funky sculpture in front of the library. “Unfortunately I have less time to give to students and the university than I did. It’s now more of a ‘you know here’s my work here’s my home,’” said Moser. Despite any negatives, Moser has no regrets. “It’s easy for me to get sentimental now having this child love me and loving her back and knowing how much of an influence we have over her is really truly been life changing,” he said. “She’s the best thing that has happened to me since my wife.”

Being a leader on and off the court ANDREA STEVENSON @thatgirl_dre Resident Assistants see just about everything. Levi Rex, a ResQLMV\ )[[Q[\IV\ WV \PM [Q`\P ÆWWZ of Amstutz, discovered something out of the ordinary in the bathZWWU[PW_MZWVPQ[ÆWWZ One night he was sitting in his dorm room and heard a lot of commotion. He looked out his door and [I_PQ[ÆWWZUI\M[L]KSQVOQVIVL out of doors. Rex took a stroll around the ÆWWZ \W ÅO]ZM W]\ _PI\ _I[ OW ing on, when one of his residents asked if he looked in the shower. 0M ÅO]ZML \PMZM _I[ OWQVO \W be something terrible.

0MÅVITTaNW]VL\PMKW]ZIOM\W open the curtain to the handicap shower. “What do you know there’s a motorcycle in the shower and I was relieved, but I was like what the heck is a motorcycle doing in the shower?” Rex said. )\ ÅZ[\ PM LQLV¼\ SVW_ QN  \PM motorcycle was stolen or belonged \W[WUMWVMWV\PMÆWWZ Turns out the motorcycle was on the side of the road with a “Free” sign attached to it, so they took it back down on the elevator and got rid of it. Rex may be a leader in the dorm, but he is also a leader on the basketball court as well. He doesn’t wear a jersey, high Nike socks or basketball shoes, but

he wears a pair of slacks, a button up dress shirt, dress shoes, a tie and carries a clipboard. He sits on the bench with the Ashland University Women’s basketball team during every game, and attends every practice. As the team’s student manager, he has numerous duties. Getting basketballs and equipment ready, turning on lights and clocks, reviewing Coach Ramsey’s list of what practice will consist of that day, running the game and shot clock are just a few of what Rex does for practice. The team only gets so many hours of practice a week, so Rex helps to make sure the team doesn’t go over. Home games involve getting

the bench bags ready, keeping a shot chart and cleaning up after. Away games involve a little more work; he packs snacks, drinks, extra jerseys and plans all the meals for the team. “I get the orders from all the girls for the restaurants, so that when we get there I can just call in the order ahead of time, we show up to the restaurant, all the meals are already sitting there ready for them so it’s a big time saver,” Rex said. Rex has been a team manager for quite a while. After being the student manager at Bath High school for four years, he knew he wanted to continue in college. He earned the position at Ash-

land University and in total, has been a manager for seven years. Between being a student manager and a Resident Assistant, Rex keeps himself busy. In his spare time, he likes to hangout with friends and works on his homework and studies. When asked about his plans after graduation next year, Rex mentioned working on a graduate degree at Ashland University. He also hopes to get a position in the Athletic Department at the university with Al King. Rex also wants to become the sports information director who works with all of the sports and the statistics of the athletics on campus. “It’s good experience, I get in with the team and I get to know how everything works, and I’d like to be an athletic director some day, so this is really preparing me for that step,” Rex said.


Junior Levi Rex is not only a Resident Assistant on campus, but also the women’s basketball team’s student manager. As student manager, Rex attends every game and knows the players very well. He also loves being an R.A. and experiencing new things.


One man trying to make a difference

RADLEY STAHL @Radley_Stahl It’s harder nowadays to find people whose true passion is to help people, but for sophomore CJ Hassmann, it’s a hobby and a future career. The future med student’s first experience with a major organization was with Donate Life, a transplant organization that saved his dad’s life. “It’s a big part of my life and without these people and without the fundraising, who knows, my dad might not be alive,” CJ said. “They are spreading awareness that people need to be organ donors.” His dad has always been an influential part of his life and CJ wants to give back as much as he can because of how Donate Life has touched his life indirectly. His first real experience helping people was in high school with a group, that he started, called GOMAD, which stands for Go Out and Make A Difference. GOMAD consisted of all different kinds of clubs that collaborated and pulled from everyone’s resources to create a more favorable outcome. CJ almost went on a missions trip to Haiti, however 20 days before he was supposed to leave, the earthquake happened. “I went to my English teacher and I was like, ‘I wanna do something, I want to make a difference,’” he said. “And I didn’t know what to do, so she helped me figure out this idea, so that’s kind of how that all started.” What he started was a walka-thon. The walk-a-thon sold t-shirts and got donations from the different participating teams. GOMAD raised about $6,000 for the American Red Cross and Haiti. They also did a “pink out” for breast cancer and raised around $3,000. Now CJ is a Biochemistry major, with the hopes of getting into medical school in the next few years, but he hasn’t stopped fundraising. He is currently the Grand Treasurer for a fraternity on campus, Kappa Sigma. Some of his responsibilities include philanthropy and fundraising for the fraternity. The fraternity’s philanthropy is The Fisher House which helps create homes on military bases for families to stay in when their loved one is hospitalized. CJ also wants to go back to his roots and help out Donate Life, the organization that helped keep his father in his life.

A man with a plan AU student has big plans for the future KEVIN STOICOVY @KevinStoicovy Most college students begin to find what career paths are best suited for them later in their college careers. Brien Conrad is no exception. The junior exercise science major from Coshocton, Ohio has begun to filter out his options going forward in selecting a career and figuring out a plan to pursue that career. “I want to do personal training,” Conrad said. “Corporate wellness

– which would be taking care of the larger corporations and being a personal trainer for them.” Conrad, 21, even has an idea of where he wants to be in the near future. “My goal is to be in Hawaii in the next five years,” Conrad said. His vision of where he sees himself in a few years may sound dreamy, but he has valuable networking programming skills that he thinks will help him get to the Hawaiian Islands. Conrad is also taking leadership on campus within Greek life. He

was one of the very first people that Kappa Sigma recruited to becoming a founding father of a chapter in Ashland. Conrad sees the fraternity as a great opportunity to serve others as well as bolster his own resume. “I chose to be a member here at Ashland Univeristy because I wanted to improve the community outreach at Ashland,” Conrad said. “That’s what Kappa Sigma wants to do is start giving back to the general community around us and we want to bring a lot of events.”

New fraternities that evolve on college campuses are known as colonies. Kappa Sigma at AU is a colony at this moment with 33 members. Conrad said that before the new Ashland fraternity could be considered a full chapter instead of just a colony, members of the fraternity need to complete a list of items. One of those items is 10 hours of community service. Another part of the fraternity that really caught Conrad’s eye was the networking opportunity that the fraternity could offer him.

Conrad said that Kappa Sigma has one of the largest alumni bases in the United States and that could help him find a job that he wants, even in Hawaii. “It’s who you know that’s going to get you that job,” Conrad said. “That’s what most careers are going to be based on from here on out. The people may not know you as a person but because you were a part of this group, they know what you are expected to be.” The fraternity held elections recently, and Conrad was selected

as the Deputy Grand Master, a position that he did not think he’d ever be in because he didn’t consider himself as a viable candidate to join a fraternity. “I was kind of hesitant at first because I’m a junior and I came here and I obviously didn’t think about becoming involved in Greek Life,” Conrad said. “It’s been a hit and been a blast.”


Thursday, 7 March 2013 // The Collegian


NCAA Division II National Championships Festival Birmingham, Ala. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; March 6-9


Ashland sophomore 174-pound wrestler Bryson Hall ties up his opponent at the NCAA Division II Super Regional held Feb. 23 and 24 at Kates Gymnasium. Hall fell short of qualifying for the NCAA Division II Winter Championships Festival, but four other Eagles made it. In all, 38 Ashland athletes will compete in wrestling, swimming and track and field at the festival in Birmingham Ala., which began Tuesday and will finish Saturday.

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Men finish season on strong note

The Eagles win eight of last nine, but fail to qualify for postseason KEVIN STOICOVY @KevinStoicovy


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said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had bigger plans that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get done due to injuries and different situations that came up, but our guys dealt with the adver[Q\a IVL W^MZKIUM Q\ IVL Ă&#x2026;VQ[PML well this year. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of our guys.â&#x20AC;? <PM -IOTM[Âź Ă&#x2026;VIT \PZMM OIUM[ were home against Ohio DominiKIVIVLWV\PMZWIL^MZ[][<QNĂ&#x2026;V and Lake Erie. Ohio Dominican (4-21, 1-19) 1V\PMQZĂ&#x2026;VITPWUMOIUMWN \PM season, the Eagles avenged a loss earlier in the season to Ohio DoUQVQKIV_Q\PIV _QV Senior forward Evan Yates led \PM_IaNWZ\PM-IOTM[[KWZQVO XWQV\[IVLPI]TQVOQVZMJW]VL[ QVPQ[Ă&#x2026;VITPWUMOIUMQVIV)= uniform. <PM -IOTM[ \ZIQTML  I\ halftime, but a combination of XWQV\ [PWW\QVO IVL I [\ZWVO QV side presence in Yates brought AU back and sealed the win in a dominant second-half performance. Ashland shot 65.4 percent in \PM [MKWVL PITN  QVKT]LQVO  XMZKMV\ [PWW\QVO NZWU XWQV\ range. The Eagles made 5 of 7 XWQV\MZ[QV\PMĂ&#x2026;VITUQV]\M[ The Panthers wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go away quietly thanks to the efforts of Morgan Jones, who hit several JQOš[Âş\WUI\KP\PM-IOTM[QV\PM [MKWVL PITN  IVL Ă&#x2026;VQ[PML _Q\P   points. Ultimately though, Yates proved to be too much for the 8IV\PMZ[\WPIVLTMI[PM[KWZML WN PQ[OIUMPQOPQV\PM[MKWVL half to seal the win for the Eagles.

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)N\MZ NITTQVO JMPQVL  MIZTa Daugherty sparked the Eagles will ITTXWQV\[QVIZ]VIVL)= rolled to a 77-46 victory over the Dragons The win clinched Ashlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second consecutive regular season /41)+ KZW_V IVL _Q\P Q\ PWUM court advantage for the conference tournament. Daugherty started the game WVĂ&#x2026;ZMPQ\\QVOPMZĂ&#x2026;Z[\NW]Z[PW\[ NZWU\PMĂ&#x2026;MTLIVLWN QV\PM Ă&#x2026;Z[\ PITN ;PM PIL  WN  I OIUM PQOP   XWQV\[ QV \PM Ă&#x2026;Z[\ XMZQWL IVLĂ&#x2026;VQ[PML_Q\P[M^MVZMJW]VL[ /MZJMK PIL I LW]JTMLW]JTM _Q\P ! XWQV\[ IVL   ZMJW]VL[ to go along with four steals, two blocks and two assists. 5QTTMZTML\PMJIKSKW]Z\_Q\P points and set an Ashland record _Q\P  I[[Q[\[ _PQTM \]ZVQVO \PM ball over just once. Woods only had one turnover as well on her way to six points, four rebounds and three assists on a night when she struggled from the Ă&#x2026;MTLWN  Daugherty, while productive, _I[VW\Ă&#x2020;I_TM[[;PMPILI\MIU š1\UMIV[ITW\\WUM\PMKWVĂ&#x2026; ber,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ashland soccer CHRIS BILS PQOP Ă&#x2026;^M \]ZVW^MZ[ I[ [PM KWV\QV dence and trust that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve placed DNA is in me and I love it, I en@ChrisBils ued to acclimate to game action. in me,â&#x20AC;? Danny Krispinsky said. joy it, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited to do great )\4ISM-ZQM Ashland University has a new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m gonna do everything I can to things here.â&#x20AC;? After a weeklong break, the EaKrispinsky is excited to implewomenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer coach, and his reward them of that trust. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so gles kept their momentum going excited to get going and working ment his system and hopes he can name is Danny Krispinsky. with an 80-54 win over lowly Lake take the program to the heights it If that name does not sound fa- with this group.â&#x20AC;? Erie in the last game of the regular The hiring comes after the res- once reached and those he reached miliar to you it should. Krispinsky season. played for the Eagles on the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ignation of former head womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as a player and assistant coach. )[PTIVL R]UXML W]\ \W I  0M _I[ \PM [MKWVLTMILQVO side and graduated from AU in KWIKP /TMVV .ZIVKQ[ _PW TMN\ \W lead in the opening three-and-apursue other opportunities. [KWZMZWV\PMĂ&#x2026;Z[\/ZMI\4ISM[1V  half minutes thanks to four made 3ZQ[XQV[Sa _I[ VW\QĂ&#x2026;ML WN  \PM tercollegiate Athletic Conference After that, he spent two seasons XWQV\MZ[ ! IVL  I[ IV I[[Q[\IV\ opening last Thursday and ac- championship team in Ashland Four AU players reached doumenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer history. coach for the men under Jon Free- cepted Saturday evening. JTM Ă&#x2026;O]ZM[ TML Ja ?WWL[ _Q\P  For a local kid who grew up in 0M _I[ IT[W I XIZ\ WN  \PM  man before moving on to coach XWQV\[Ă&#x2026;^M[\MIT[\PZMMI[[Q[\[IVL \PM )[PTIVL 0QOP ;KPWWT JWa[Âź the Ashland soccer community, it team that won both the regular two rebounds. was the logical next step up on the season and conference tourna\MIUQV Daughertyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who has yet to rement crowns. 0Q[[Q[\MZ3MTTaQ[IR]VQWZ[WKKMZ ladder. cord a double-double since her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been following Ashland 4I[\[MI[WVPMTML)[PTIVL0QOP player here as well. Now he will ZM\]ZV¸KIUMKTW[MIOIQV_Q\P soccer as long as I can remem- ;KPWWT\WIZMKWZLIVLIV get the chance to coach her. points, nine rebounds, four assists IVL\PZMM[\MIT[QVR][\UQV]\M[ 5QTTMZ IVL <MVaIS MIKP PIL  XWQV\[I[_MTT5QTTMZILLMLĂ&#x2026;^MI[ sists and three rebounds. Tenyak was deadly from deep, draining 4 of 8 attempts from bePQVL\PMXWQV\TQVM;PMIT[WPIL four steals. /MZJMK ZW]VLML W]\ \PM [\IZ\ ing lineup with six points and nine rebounds, but the scoring did not stop there. Five Eagles scored off the bench, including Dorner (eight points) and sophomore forward Melanie Poorman (four). )TQ/IOVMTML\PM;\WZU_Q\P points off the bench. The Eagles hosted Northern Michigan on Wednesday in the WXMVQVO ZW]VL WN  \PM /41)+ tournament. With a win, the Eagles will play PW[\ \W \PM KWVNMZMVKM [MUQĂ&#x2026;VIT[ and championship to be held SatHALEE HEIRONIMUS ]ZLIaIVL;]VLIaQV3I\M[/aU nasium. Daugherty played in her first game after her knee sprain from earlier in the season. Daugherty had 18 points within

U]T\QXTM XTIaMZ[ .W]Z WN  \PM Ă&#x2026;^M )[PTIVL [\IZ\MZ[ PIL  WZ UWZM points in the game. )[PTIVL TML  I\ PITN\QUM IVL PIL I  IL^IV\IOM _Q\P ]VLMZUQV]\M[\WXTIaJ]\\PM Storm would came roaring back \WK]\)[PTIVLÂź[TMIL\W_Q\P just under four minutes to go in regulation. 3ZQbIVKQK_W]TLPQ\IXWQV\ er after a timeout and that sparked IZ]VNWZ\PM-IOTM[\WĂ&#x2026;VQ[P the game. The win marked the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; third road victory of the season, JZQVOQVO \PMQZ ZWIL ZMKWZL I\ ! NWZ\PM[MI[WV)=Ă&#x2026;VQ[PMLI\ home for the year. Evans led the Eagles with a LW]JTMLW]JTM WN   XWQV\[ IVL ZMJW]VL[AI\M[PILXWQV\[ IVL Ă&#x2026;^M ZMJW]VL[ 3ZQbIVKQK IVL ,I?I]V <PWUI[ MIKP Ă&#x2026;VQ[PML _Q\PXWQV\[ Lake Erie was led by Riley <PWUI[ _PW PIL  XWQV\[ IVL three assists. After the win, all the Eagles could do was wait to see if they KW]TL UISM \PM /41)+ \W]ZVI ment. They needed losses by Lake Superior State and Saginaw Valley State to earn the eighth seed. That turned out to be not as good of a result for the Eagles. Saginaw Valley State did lose \W 6WZ\P_WWL  J]\ 4ISM Superior State won a hard-fought battle at home against Wayne ;\I\MIVL[MK]ZML\PMĂ&#x2026;VIT playoff position in the conference.

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undefeated Ohio Cardinal ConNMZMVKMKPIUXQWV[PQX â&#x20AC;&#x153;That just allowed me to conĂ&#x2026;ZU\PI\_PI\_MPI^M[M\Q[OWV na work,â&#x20AC;? he said. Krispinsky likes his teams to win games with purposeful possession IVLXTIaNI[\I\\IKSQVO[WKKMZ0M believes the pieces are in place for that to happen as soon as next season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think people are gonna like what they see here,â&#x20AC;? he said. Krispinsky has plenty of experience coaching both boys and girls soccer and says there will be little transition from the past few years of coaching on the boys side, except that he feels women listen to their coaches better. Many of the players from the  \MIU \PI\ UILM I Z]V \W \PM /41)+ KPIUXQWV[PQX JM NWZM NITTQVO \W /ZIVL >ITTMa ;\I\M are still there, and he will rely on their leadership as well as a strong freshman class with a year of experience under its belt. As for recruiting, Krispinsky will \ISM_PI\PMOM\[NWZIVLNW cus on gathering a strong group NWZ\PM[MI[WV 0M_QTTPI^M\WTMIZVWV\PMĂ&#x2020;a J]\Ă&#x2026;VL[KWUNWZ\QVSVW_QVO\PI\ he will be working next door to Freeman. š0M PI[ I OWWL \PQVO OWQVO WV there with the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program that I took a lot from and will use pieces and parts to implement here in our womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s program,â&#x20AC;? Krispinsky said. There may be a familiar face in charge of the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer team when it begins play in August, but make no mistake: the team will have a fresh new look and a clean slate.


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Are you there God? It’s me, video games GLENN BATTISHILL @GlennBattishill Video games are excessively violent; many modern games contain murder, violence, and some contain instances or scenes involving rape. For these reasons they are labeled as “for mature audience” and aren’t supposed to be placed within reach of children. Of course, many people still have a problem with these video games even if children aren’t playing them. Sometimes it’s not because of the violence, or the language. Sometimes it’s because the game is called “Diablo.” “Diablo” being both the Spanish word for “devil” and an obscenely

popular video game series created by Blizzard studios where the player is tasked with killing as many demons as possible. Given its subject matter and goal you would think that churches across the country would hand out copies of “Diablo” to adult members of their congregation, along with countless dozens of games that task the players with ridding the world of demons. Instead, Christian video games are the laughing stock of the gaming community because more often than not they tend to be made exclusively for children and have titles like “Bible Adventures” or “Sunday Funday.” Apparently, Christian game developers are under the assumption that Christian video games should all be family friendly adventures.

The problem is, The Bible isn’t a family friendly book. The Bible is full of violence, murder, revenge, betrayal, love, lust and war. Game developers looking to grasp the epic scale of The Bible need to look no further than any of the dozens of wars and battles depicted within its pages. An argument could be made that making a video game of The Bible would trivialize its content and the actual people who lost \PMQZTQ^M[L]ZQVO\PM[MKWVÆQK\[ It’s the same argument that gets leveled at games depicting real life wars and it isn’t an entirely meritless point. Would rewarding players for killing armies of Philistines trivialize the trials of the Hebrews? Perhaps the best way to rep-

resent God and religion in video games is by doing it the same way Tolkien and Lewis did it through themes, metaphors and allegories. And to their credit, some games have done just that. 1V¹;SaZQUºIKWVÆQK\[XIZS[ between the residents of the country of Skyrim and the rest of the Empire because the citizens of Skyrim worship a god named Talos. According the lore of “Skyrim” Talos was a hero and the heir to the seat of a king. He is worshipped as the protector of justice and civility. Upon his death he was elevated to godhood because he had united the residents WN <IUZQMTXMIKMN]TTaNWZ\PMÅZ[\ time in history. In the “Dragon Age” universe a chosen prophet named Andraste convinces The Maker of All to

return to humanity and forgive them of their transgressions. The player in “Fallout 3” is given the power to purify the water of the irradiated wasteland by his father, who forces him to leave the safety of him to go forth and save the world. He is tempted many times during his journey to abandon his quest but in the canonical and good ending of the [\WZa\PM¹TWVM_IVLMZMZº[IKZQÅK es himself to purify the water and bring life back to the wasteland. Is any of this sounding familiar? It isn’t hard to make a compelling narrative out of the themes, characters or imagery of The Bible, it just isn’t what Christians want. I can say with no sense of irony whatsoever that I pondered

the messages of The Bible by playing those games than I ever have watching Christian movies, and reading contemporary Christian literature. Sure, the games aren’t perfect religious metaphors and some do contain criticisms of religion, but they look at the big themes of Christianity and God in a mature and objective way. And these days, a little religious objectivity could be just what the doctor ordered.

Make the most of your Spring Break MELANIE SUDAR @melanie_sudar

One day. That’s it. A matter of 24 hours, and you will be well on your way to the beach; to Italy; or home. Either way, a week off – better known as Spring Break – is just around the corner. And whether you have big plans for the seven glorious days, or you are just going home, make it worth it. I know what you’re thinking


– how am I supposed to have the best seven days ever while I just sit at home and catch up on Pretty Little Liars? Well, don’t worry. I have some ideas. Do something you’ve never done before. What better time to experience something new than Spring Break? You don’t have any homework to worry about; any tests to take; any classes to go to; or any alarms to set. Make the most of it. Take advantage of the roughly 168 hours you have off. Go on a hike; eat sushi; go to a restaurant you’ve always wanted to try; revamp your room. You know that list of “things I’ve always wanted

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to do but never had the chance?” Do them now! Do something for someone else. Although you will have plenty of time for yourself over break, maybe use that time to JMVMÅ\[WUMWVMMT[M Because while sitting at home watching TV reruns is loads of fun, it can get tedious. And it will make your break go by so much slower, and you will probably get bored – at least I would. So volunteer at a pet shelter; serve soup at a homeless shelter; donate old clothes that you haven’t worn since last summer; make cookies for your elderly neighbor; babysit for your Aunt.

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Doing something for someone else, especially strangers, is a way to not only occupy your time, but to also make you feel better about yourself. You will be able to say you spent you “boring Spring Break” PMTXQVOKIZQVOJMVMÅ\\QVOW\P ers. Be crazy. This goes along with doing something you’ve never done before. /W\PZQN\[PWXXQVOIVLÅVL the most outrageous clothes – take pictures. Play board games with your friends. Go to Walmart and buy the most useless items just because.

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Stay out later than usual – the difference between doing that during Spring Break and doing it during the school year is that writing a paper is not part of the deal. Stay out with your friends. Go to a park when it’s dark and swing on the swing set. Do something that you will remember forever. Make something. Go to your “crafty” board on Pinterest and actually DO something on it. Make those work out shirts that you’ve always wanted to. Glitter-ize those jars and cell phone covers. Make those triple chocolate, peanut butter-covered, salted cookies.

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You have all this time on your hands – embrace it. So although some people may be traveling the world (I am probably en route to Dublin, Ireland as you read this) for Spring Break, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your break as well. Just remember to make the most out of anything you do. Don’t dwell on not being somewhere exotic – take advantage of having no schoolwork and time to do whatever it is you please.

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Market yourself. Think better. Take philosophy. F A L L 2 013 O F F E R I N G S PHIL 450: Great Philosophers — Thomas Aquinas Dr. Louis Mancha //1:00 p.m. MWF

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) is considered to be one of the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy. Few academics have been able to produce such a developed, systematic and extensive body of thought. Aside from his own philsospophical /theological works such as the Summa Theologica and the Summa Contra Gentiles, Aquinas wrote detailed commentaries on most of Aristotles’s works, wrote disputations on the power of God, the soul, evil, truth, virtue, the Trinity, and contributed significantly to the theological and doctrinal writings of the Catholic Church. When awsked for what he thanked God most, Aquinas answered simply, “(that) I have understood every page I ever read.” The purpose of this course is to study and appreciate Aquinas’ systematic thought and influence. Our readings will be primarily focused on topics in natural theology, from the concept of God to divine providence. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to identify and evaluate Aquinas’ metaphysics of being, truth, substance, causation and individuation.

PHIL 350: Science as a Cultural Force — The H-Bomb Dr. Jeff Weidenhamer & Dr. William Vaughan // 9:00 a.m. MWF

The whirlwind of scientific achievement surrounding the wartime development of the bomb was unparalleled in human history, with some of the greatest minds (Teller, Einstein, Oppenheimer, Heisenberg, Bohr, Teller, and Fermi) engaged in breathtakingly complex analysis in physics, mathematics, and chemistry, to race to the answer for successful deployment. It has been argued that this was the greatest single scientific advance in the century, and the development of the hydrogen bomb has helped preserve the balance of peace in the subsequent years. It could as well be argued, however, that the hydrogen bomb was not so much a cure as a deadly poison, and in fact occasioned an explosion in the categories of human thought that requires a new category of philosophical meaning, the holocaustal, to account for its obscenity. Our task will be to understand the scientific and cultural impact of the development of the hydrogen bomb, and determine whether it was a beneficial event heralding the value of the pursuit of Enlightenment truth, or a disastrous achievement serving as an indictment of the scientistic mentality which continues unabated to us in the 2000’s. This course may be taken to fulfill three semester hours in either Tier II Natural Sciences or Humanities, but not both.

PHIL 320: Symbolic Logic

Dr. Jeffrey Tiel //1:40 p.m. Tuesday/Thursdays Why do the English have such tremendous debating skills? Why do some of your classmates have habits of mind that enable them to knife through arguments, immediately recognize suppressed premises, and so deftly construct devastating counter examples? Logic. Logicians study the forms of arguments themselves and habituate their minds to seamlessly employ those forms. Join our Symbolic Logic course and transform your mind into a rational razor!

PHIL 313: History of Contemporary Philosophy Dr. William Vaughan // 9:25 a.m. Tuesday/Thursdays

This course will examine the two strongest movements of thought in the twentieth century, those of analytic and continental philosophy, which circle around two of the greatest philosophical geniuses of that century, Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). Analytic philosophy is marked by the conviction that many of the problems and theories of traditional philosophy result from mere linguistic confusions. Continental philosophy, for all of its difficulty, is perhaps best understood as a rebellion against the abstract thinking of the analytic movement. Join us as we read such works as Heidegger’s Being and Time, Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, and other monumental texts.

PHIL 280D: Medical Ethics

Dr. Mark Hamilton //1:40 p.m. Tuesday/Thursdays A,B,C each is a 1-hour class. Take one or all of them

Many of the contemporary and highly controversial moral issues of our day are ones that involve medical decisions and costs. Among the topics this course will examine are the ethics of genetic engineering, abortion, euthanasia, transplantation (a topic the professor has had intimate experience of dealing with), and the pressures and burnout among health care personnel. It will further explore related issues such as health care costs, preferential treatment, and the newest healthcare laws. It fulfills a core humanities requirement. This course will be taught as 3 consecutive 1 hour 5 week courses where the student can register for one course or all three.

S U M M E R 2 013 O F F E R I N G S PHIL 215: Ethics

Dr. Hamilton // May 13–June 13, M-Th 10 a.m.–12 p.m. This course will explore the writings of great ethicists such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant and Mill. It will also look intensely at issues in ethics as they arise in the context of their writings, such as capital punishment, lying, abortion, or the nature of rights. Take this summer course that satisfies a core humanities requirement and is recommended for numerous majors.

PHIL 217B: Thought and Belief

Dr. Louis Mancha // May 13–June 13, Monday–Thursday 12:20–2:20 p.m. The purpose of this course is to examine some of the specific areas where the Christian religious tradition and the Western philosophical tradition overlap. It is primarily a philosophy course, but it has a religious theme and a biblical component. Hence, this course will offer the student an opportunity to develop a greater appreciation of the complexity of Christian thought by providing a context in which the student can analyze some of the central concepts of theism and religious faith from a uniquely philosophical perspective, called natural theology. We will focus on traditional and contemporary religious topics such as proofs for the existence of God, the distinction between faith and reason, the notion of teleology and final causes, the problem of evil, religious experience, and the ethics of belief. // Thursday, 7 March 2013


entertainment Chris and Glenn faced off at Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale in this week’s Brawl, a game that Glenn dubbed a “shameless and blatant rip-off ” of Nintendo’s “Super Smash Brothers Brawl.”


Playstation All-­Stars: Battle Royale GLENN BATTISHILL & CHRIS BILS #CvGBrawl Glenn: Firstly, Sony’s “Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale” is a shameless and blatant rip-off of Nintendo’s “Super Smash Brothers Brawl,” a game which I enjoy very much and am quite good at. Why, do you ask, are we not playing that much better game this week on the Brawl? Because that game is on a Wii, the only console I don’t own because I don’t fit in its target demographic, children and retirees. For those unfamiliar with either game, they are both 2D fighting games that pull characters from various franchises own by the respective parent company. In “Playstation All-Stars” the goal is to KO the other players by using your super moves, which can only be used after hitting your opponents enough. Confused enough yet? Simply put: wail on your enemies, then hit them with a super attack. Chris: I’ve played these types of games before, always with little success (if it seems like that’s a theme with me and videogames, that’s because it is). The reason for my failure, I think, is because I think too much... I think. When I think about it, I really shouldn’t think while playing these games at all. To take all of the thinking out of the picture, I decided to just wail on the buttons as much as possible, thus utilizing all of my character’s attacks in a nonspecific order. Glenn: I set the life limit at four and picked the stage from “Twisted Metal” for our epic showdown. For our characters, I chose Dante from the “Devil May Cry” series because of his really strong close range attacks and his high speed. His special moves are also really easy to use. I’m fairly certain that Chris picked Emmett Graves from “Starhawk” because he looked cool and had glowing eyes. Chris: Yep. I thought about choosing one of the more ridiculous cartoon characters,

but I chose to play it safe and choose the baddest looking dude I saw. Emmett Graves (I only remember his name by looking up at the last paragraph) certainly fit that description. And he has beautiful... I mean glowing... I mean... there isn’t a good way to put this, is there? He has eyes that glow. Glenn: I went over all of the basic controls for Chris as the game loaded, which takes a couple minutes because what Playstations have in graphical power they make up for in loading times. After I finished explaining everything he turned to me and said “I’m just going to hit a bunch of buttons.” Chris: If I was going down, I was going to go down swinging, not wondering which attack to use. Glenn: Emmett’s attacks are based around using guns and turrets. He has very little by way of melee attacks but has really solid mid-long range attacks. None of that ended up mattering since Chris kind of just called down turrets at random and was never shooting in the right direction. Chris: Whatever you say, Glenn. Seemed to me that I was always pointed in the right direction to punch you square in the mouth. Where I come from that means something. ‘Merica! Unfortunately, he seemed barely fazed by my face-punching. Glenn: One punch does little to hinder a professional demon hunter. Especially when I would just roll behind Chris and start slicing him with my sword from behind. After rolling around Chris and landing enough blows I was finally able to use my super move, a series of broad swings, and knocked out Chris. Score: Glenn: 4 lives. Chris: 3 lives. Chris: I’m still not sure I understand the super moves. It seems like it could have been the key to an unlikely upset, a tool that could’ve helped me overcome the severe gap in skill level between Glenn and myself. I don’t even remember what my super move was, if that gives any indication of

how well I used mine. Oops. Glenn: After Chris accumulated enough points for a super move I told him which button to press. And since I’ve never actually played as Emmett Graves, I didn’t know that his super move was to shoot a super attack in a straight line. An attack I should have easily been able to avoid except I was too busy making sure Chris knew which button was R2. His attack hit me squarely in the chest and the game was tied up. Score: Glenn: 3 lives. Chris: 3 lives. Chris: Right, so the only time I did use the super move successfully Glenn basically used it on himself. For that to happen, I used the same strategy I’ve employed in other games we’ve played against each other. I call it the ‘helpless Ginger.’ Glenn tells me to do something and I pretend I have no idea what he means. i.e. “Wait, which button is R2 again?” Nice guy that he is, Glenn looks away from the screen as I hit the button and kill him. Like taking candy from a baby. Glenn: No good deed goes unpunished. Resolved to make sure that Chris spent the rest of the game scoreless I launched into overtime, furiously slashing Chris to death and at one point trapping him against a wall where he could do nothing to stop my barrage. His only reprieve was when I had finally built up enough points to use my super move on him while he was stunned. Score: Glenn: 3 lives. Chris: 2 lives. Chris: It’s never a good feeling to be trapped up against a wall, even if it is an animated one. It’s even worse to be trapped against a wall while someone slashes a sword at you repeatedly. That was pretty demoralizing. Glenn: As demoralizing as golf ? I think not. The rest of the match continued in a similar fashion except for a brief moment when I was trapped between Chris and his gun turret. Then I remember

that Dante has a very nifty floatdodge-thingy that got me to the other side of Chris so I could send him flying through the air with an upward slash. Chris was going nowhere when he landed on my super attack and things didn’t get better for him after he did. I resolved to make my final blow a level 2 super move and had to therefore wail on Chris a little longer. In that time he had enough points to use his super move. He shot it at me but I was smart enough to jump over it this time. When I had enough points I lined-up my level 2, which is a long thrust with my sword across a few meters. To his credit, Chris almost leapt out of the way but was too slow. My attack KO’ed him and ended his torment. Chris: Despite getting demolished, I was somewhat proud of the way I performed in this week’s Brawl. I had no doubt that following two straight defeats Glenn would choose a game he knew he could beat me at, so winning was out of the question. The fact that I got a kill even inspired me a little bit. It felt like when one of those tiny Spanish soccer clubs goes up against Barcelona and actually scores a goal in a 4-1 loss. Come on, you didn’t think I was going to go two Brawls in a row without a soccer reference, did you? Glenn: And people think I’m a nerd... I had hoped for a little more of a fight from Chris, since brawlers are generally games where a cat has about as much of a chance of winning as a professional but I was impressed that Chris unintentionally put together a combo that left me stunned for a few seconds. My little ginger is growing up so fast!

Glenn added another win to the column this week, KOing Chris four times in Playstation AllStars. He only died once.

Chris ended a two-issue winning streak with a loss in All-Stars. He was only able to KO Glenn once.

next time Fencing

final score CHRIS Kills: 1 Deaths: 4

GLENN Kills: 4 Deaths: 1


Peanut Butter & Jelly Twister TYLER REMMEL @tremmsAU It’s been a while since I’ve made a dessert item for the Secret Menu. Since the Pseudo-Sundae last spring, actually. That one was a big one, a real doozie. A dessert-for-supper-tonight kind of doozie. This one, not so much. A lighter fare, the peanut butter and jelly twister is a new take on the classic PB&J. Often times if I’m not sure what I want—or even if I still am hungry— IN\MZ1PI^MÅVQ[PMLIUMIT1¼TTUISMI bowl of cereal or a PB&J. In the past, I would make it on toast so that the peanut butter got all warm and gooey. I posed a question to myself: what’s the opposite of that, of a warm peanut butter and jelly sandwich? How about a cold PB&J? A cold sandwich would be boring since the jelly is already cold, so I had to think outside the bun, or bread. Whatever. I chewed on the idea and my brain spit out a great idea: tossing the peanut butter and jelly into a cup with some granola and frozen yogurt and mixing it up. It combines a number of my interests, namely satisfying my need to play with my food and play with new toys at the same time. I turned to the Vitamix mixer behind the ice cream server to stir



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creamy peanut butter grape jelly Nature Valley granola soft-serve frozen yogurt

This week’s secret menu is easily replicable at lunch or dinner at Convo; frozen yogurt, peanut butter, jelly and granola were spun together in the mixer behind the ice cream server. TYLER REMMEL

it all up. There was also the opportunity to make a mess (I didn’t...), but the opportunity alone is sometimes enough for me. If you want exact proportions for each of ingredients, here you go. There was one knife-side’s-worth of peanut butter (using the knife in the bucket as the tool of choice), as close to a spoonful of grape jelly as I could get and a dash WN OZIVWTIWV\WX1ÅTTML\PMZMUIQVQVO space in the cup with frozen yogurt.  1\_I[UWZMLQNÅK]T\\WOM\M^MZa\PQVO to mix together evenly using the mixer, so I did have to spend 20-30 seconds making sure that all the ingredients were well-blended. In my head, I pictured the product to be a little more colorful than it was. In reality, it just looked like ice cream that was a little darker in color than normal. The color of the jelly was swallowed up in the mixer. The consitency was similar to that of a paste. A very peanut buttery paste.

The taste of the peanut butter took a front seat in this dish, even though the proportion of peanut butter to jelly was about equal. It would have also been very boring were it not for the granola to add a cruncy variety in every spoonful. This dish wasn’t large in size and didn’t sit heavy in the stomach—characteristics not shared by many other Secret Menu items over the years. However, as a dessert after lunch, it was perfect. The peanut butter and jelly twister doesn’t require much in terms of preparation, and because of that, it is one of the most practical dishes that I’ve made. Next time, I think I will make sure to add a little less peanut butter, a little more jelly and a lot more granola. I think that should keep the peanut butter more in check and give the texture more dimension. This dish is something that I will surely make again. I liked it, and it was as easy to make as a regular PB&J.


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