The Wooster Voice VOL. CXXXII, ISSUE XIV
A STUDENT PUBLICATION SINCE 1883
FRIDAY, February 1, 2013
“Invention consists in the capacity of seizing on the capabilities of a subject, and in the power of moulding and fashioning ideas suggested to it.” - Mary Shelley
Campus master plan provides glimpse at future
A new science building and dormitory among potential projects for the College in the coming years
Ian Benson News Editor Future Wooster students benefit from new construction as the College looks to improve upon the current campus. On the agenda in the next few years are enhancements or projects in Mateer Hall, McGaw Chapel and a new dormitory. A new science building still remains in the early stages of planning, though it will not move beyond that for a few years. However, Mateer Hall, the home of the biology and biochemistry departments, is in desperate need of improvements. Mateer, opened in the late 1960s, was built before the rise in popularity of the biochemistry/molecular biology department. These departments have seen an increase in the number of students and faculty in the building. They also require specific labs and equipment, differing from what is currently in place. An ad hoc committee last year toured facilities at colleges in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, which all featured recently renovated or newly built science buildings. The committee used the tour to gather ideas for any potential buildings. The planning committees’ efforts join the ranks of other recent projects undertaken by
The campus as it currently stands. The master plan proposes potential changes to both the north and south ends of campus (Photo courtesy wooster.edu). the College. Hygiea Hall, the school’s former clinic, was demolished to construct Morgan Hall in 2002 to accommodate the growing psychology department. Other noted recent construction projects include the Scot Center, Bornheutter Hall, Gault Manor and the closing of portions of College Avenue and University Street to form the now pedestri-
an-friendly academic quad. A new dormitory is also a current priority, due to the growing number of admitted students. As it currently stands, the College faces problems in terms of housing all students, such as difficulty with placing students who return from a semester abroad. In addition, Bissman Hall technically violates local zoning
codes, with the building and the accompanying parking lot designed for the rooms to be used as singles, not doubles. A new dormitory would go a long way to assuage the overcrowding and placement problems facing at the school. One potential location for a new dorm is the current tennis courts. The courts would be relocated closer to the Scot Center.
Also on the list of potential projects is McGaw Chapel, which is both underused and out of place on the campus. However, no concrete decision has been made regarding a plan for the building, which dates from the early 1970s. Potential suggestions range from repurposing it to outright removing it and replacing it with a new academic building.
U.S.A. lifts ban on women in combat Decision has inspired a complex debate about the role that female soldiers should play in the military
case that every man should be eligible for the draft but that no woman should be permitted to compete for a combat role in much of the armed forces,” said supporter William Saletan. Opening these positions to women would certainly reduce the need for recruitment efforts. Advocates for keeping the ban in place feel that sex segregation in the military is the only option because women are unable to meet the physical requirements called for in active combat. They claim there are volumes of evidence to support this argument. According to Mackubin Thomas Owens of the Weekly Standard, “the average female soldier, sailor, airman and Marine is Thanks to the decision of the Obama administration, women will now be about five inches shorter able to serve along men in an ofﬁcal active combat role (photo courtesy AP). than her male counterpart and has half the upper body sands of positions in the infantry strength…and 37 percent less Kim Schmitz and Special Forces that were previ- muscle mass.” Additionally, “at her News Editor ously off-limits to women. physical peak between the ages of The decision has sparked heated 20 and 30, the average woman has U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon debate, with extremists on both sides the aerobic capacity of a 50-yearPanetta has announced that the seeming to be astonished by the oth- old male.” Carrying the load that ban on women in combat positions er side’s argument. Stark proponents a typical infantryman carries can in the U.S. military will be lifted. of lifting the ban have trouble rec- also have destructive effects on the Made in cooperation with the ognizing that such a large fraction lighter female skeleton. Obama administration, this deci- of the military was sex-specific until A 1990s study by the U.S. Milision will open hundreds of thou- now. “It isn’t easy in 2013 to make the tary Academy classified 120 physi-
cal differences between men and women, and contributed to West Point lowering their standards across the board “in order to accommodate female cadets,” stated The Daily Beast writer David Frum. While some supporters of eliminating the ban find no problem with these lowered standards, others ad-
gineer officer in Afghanistan. “I was extremely successful during both of my combat tours,” she wrote. But she continued, “Despite my accomplishments, there is no way I could endure the physical demands of the infantrymen whom I worked beside as their combat load and constant deployment cycle would leave me facing medical separation long before the option of retirement.” According to Owens, women in the military are four times more likely than men to fall ill, and are “medically non-available” twice as much as men are. Sgt. Stephanie Santoyo recognized that integrating herself into a combat role would be difficult, especially considering the male soldiers’ perception of females. “They want to test you emotionally, physically, see can you keep up with us,” she said, but added that she enjoyed the challenge. Spc. Charles Lencioni is worried that the American public will not be happy with the way the ban lift plays out, firstly because they would not like to see women treated the way that some military men are treated, and secondly because only a small percentage of women will meet the physical requirements.
“It isn’t easy in 2013 to make the case that every man should be eligible for the draft but that no woman should be permitted to compete for a combat role,” William Saletan
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vocate for the best of both worlds: only women who can pass the same physical standards asked of men should be allowed to perform the same duties as men. To this, proponents of the ban have said that the small number of women who would meet these criteria are not worth the negative change in camaraderie that they fear would result when women join the ranks. Owens cited the writing of Captain Katie Petronio, who reflected on her experience as a combat en-
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Maddi O’Neill ’16 considers the Common Core State Standards and its policies. Dani Gagnon ’16 discusses the proposed legislation surrounding the Violence Against Women Act.
Anna Duke ’15 previews the Cheers for Civility event which will take place Friday, Feb. 8 from 6-9 p.m.
Dominic Piacentini ’15 interviews the seniors who are creating theatre productions for their Independent Studies.
Julie Kendall ’13 answers all of your Super Bowl questions in preparation for Sunday’s big game.
friday, February 1
LOCAL Cleveland Police review of shooting extended, more ofﬁcers involved Cleveland officials announced on Tuesday that they will extend an administrative review of police actions in a November 2012 shooting that ended with two suspects killed after a high-speed chase in East Cleveland. The decision comes after more officers were revealed to be involved in the chase and shooting. The review will now interview a total of 116 officers instead of the previous 26. The focus will move to the chase, but will turn towards whether the use of force rule was followed or violated once a separate study is finished. Source: Cleveland.com
NATIONAL President Obama lays out plan to overhaul immigration The president proposed his case for immigration reform Tuesday in Las Vegas, NV, a day after a group of senators announced their plan for it. The plan will lay out a path that allows citizenship for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. The move reflects the growing influence of Hispanic voters in the nation. The president championed the proposal of four Democratic senators and four Republican senators, referring to it as the first time in many years that Democrats and Republicans are prepared to approach the problem together. The president also noted that the undocumented workers believed to be in the U.S. were already assimilated in the U.S., and there are economic imperatives for reform. Source: CNN.com
INTERNATIONAL Google Maps of North Korea reveal much about that nation A recent update to Google Maps has filled in a large blank area of the reclusive North Korean nation. The maps start to become sparse around the more controversial areas of the nation such as the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility, where the regime may be preparing to carry out a new nuclear test, the Yongbyon nuclear facility, and what Google labels as the Yodok and Hwasong gulags. An estimated 200,000 people may be interned in North Korea’s network of political prison camps. Google used a community of citizen cartographers over a period of years to pinpoint road and place names. Source: CNN.com
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Wooster professor confirms new frog species
Many species will probably not be discovered before rainforest destruction makes them extinct Ian Benson News Editor
Rick Lehtinen, one of the College’s associate professors of biology, along with several of his colleagues, recently identified a new species of frog in Madagascar. Lehtinen also estimates that there are five or six new species in this group of frogs that are still undiscovered. In 2003, biologists Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences first found the “White-Flanked Malagasy Tree Frog,” or Guibemantis tasifotsy by its scientific name. Lehtinen was recently approached about verifying if the frog was indeed a new species. Lehtinen, who discovered and identified two species of frogs last year, analyzed DNA samples from the frogs’ tissue and conducted morphological measurements to determine whether the frogs were different enough to be classified as their own species. Following the tests, Lehtinen was comfortable asserting that this was a life form that scientists had yet to encounter.
The findings were published in Copeia, the journal of the “American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.” While the discovery of the frogs most likely carries no economic or medical value, it is still important for the sake of scientific categorization. In Lehtinen’s opinion, the finding of another new species takes us a step closer to fully describing life on Earth. Scientists put estimates for the total number of species on Earth around 8.7 million, though that number is subject to debate in the scientific community (of which an estimated 86 percent of land and 91 percent of sea species have yet to be discovered, described The frog species that was identiﬁed by Wooster associate biology professor, Rick Lehtinen, in Madagascar. (photo courtesy and catalogued). There are also benefits to wooster.edu). the finding of the WhiteFlanked Malagasy Tree Frog from the country’s original rain forests go extinct before scientists have a a conservation standpoint. Mada- remaining. Scientists put the per- chance to find them. Thus, discovgascar features widespread popula- centage of undiscovered species eries like Lehntinen’s represent a tion growth and rapid deforesta- in Madagascar at 25 percent, and race against the clock in cataloging tion with less than 10 percent of the threat remains that they could them before they disappear forever.
On the lighter side... A French restaurant has opened in Tokyo with a fresh attempt at an exciting gimmick. Eager to keep up with the high-end food scene in the global capital of Japan, Ne Quittez Pas has created a “dirt course.” It features “a potato starch and dirt soup, salad with dirt dressing, aspic made with oriental clams and a top layer of sediment, a dirt risotto with sautéed sea bass, dirt gratin and dirt ice cream.” Rocket News, who sampled the meal, insisted that none of the dishes actually tasted like dirt, but that they were “divine.” It better have been, because the meal cost $110 per person. The dirt they use is actual volcanic ash mixed with coffee grounds and plant fiber. A rep from the dirt manufacturer claimed that it is chock full of natural, healthy minerals as well as plant fiber. An American dietician was asked her opinion on dirt as a food: “If it’s real dirt, I’m not going to recommend it any time soon.” Dirt consumption is prohibited in the U.S., so if you want to sample this new delicacy, you’ll have to travel to Tokyo.
A Tokyo restaurant can now provide you with the chance to eat dirt without having to fall over.
Just one part of the dirt course that is all yours for the low price of $110 a person (photo courtesy yahoo.com).
Security Briefs informational 1/26 — 11:27 p.m. Bryan House Someone removed the smoke detector.
vandalism 1/21 — 11:14 p.m. Kenarden Lodge Hole found in 1st floor, made by fist.
1/20 — 10:32 p.m. Wishart Hall Graffiti found in bathroom stall.
fire alarm 1/25 — 11:50 p.m. Armington Hall Hair straightner caused the alarm.
1/22 — 9:27 a.m. Kate House Reported damage to group’s sign.
1/24 — 2:47 p.m. Holden Hall Someone stole fire extinguisher.
1/26 — 12:48 p.m. Stevenson Hall Section of wall mirror broken in lounge.
breaking and entering
1/27 — 12:26 a.m. Holden Hall Someone knocked out ceiling tile.
1/25 — 10:15 p.m. Pro Shop Someone removed wood panel from window to gain entry, unsuccesful.
harassment 1/24 — 12:14 p.m. Beall Avenue Witness reported seeing truck driver yell at international student. 1/24 — 12:14 p.m. Beall Avenue Victim also reported being yelled at by driver. 1/25 — 2:29 p.m. Westminster Cottage Victim reported inappropriate behavior. 1/24 — 2:29 p.m. Westminster Cottage Suspect reportedly involved in incident. 1/24 — 2:29 p.m. Westminster Cottage Witness received text message regarding incident.
property damage 1/20 — 2:40 a.m. Lowry Center Someone broke a globe light.
sanction violation 1/22 — 12:43 p.m. Yost House Victim reported possible sanction violation. 1/22 — 12:43 p.m. Yost House Suspect reportedly approached victim.
domestic 1/26 — 12:26 a.m. Gault Manor Suspect reportedly yelling at girlfriend. Suspect reportedly yelling at boyfriend.
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A Taylor Swift recovery When I tell people that I love Taylor Swift, I receive an eye roll or some kind of disgusted grunting noise in response. But here’s the truth: even though Miss Swift is inane, my god, she is Taylor Grow brilliant. I have a friend, let’s call her Charlotte. Charlotte had a boyfriend, we’ll call him Victor. Charlotte and Victor had a healthy relationship, but recently they hit a bump. The change started when Victor sent a cowardly text that left her heart-broken. To get our minds off things, Charlotte and I went for a drive. As I mentioned before, it is a simple fact that I love Taylor Swift. I think her music is addictive, and I think her lyrics are relatable, so much so, that even when I have no way of understanding the manner in which John Mayer hurt her, I find myself cursing a man I’ve never met who has broken my fragile Nashville heart. I cannot assert that Charlotte possesses the same emotional tether that binds my heart to each of Miss Swift’s angelic words. However, Charlotte is a slave to Top 40 music and she holds “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” in very high regard for its catchy beats and easy lyrics. Over winter break, Charlotte and I drove to Max & Erma’s,
where we frequently dine during our month-long college vacations. I had recently purchased Taylor Swift’s new album “Red” and suggested that we listen to it. The final chords of track 6, an upbeat song called “22,” echoed through the car. Next, the slow sounds of “I Almost Do” began weeping out the speakers. Charlotte, who was in no state to endure such a melancholy ballad, quickly skipped the track, and then we heard the familiar start of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” I thought about switching the song, unsure if a break-up song was appropriate background music for someone who had, only days earlier, received a devastating text message. Charlotte hesitantly reached towards the control panel, but instead of switching the track, Charlotte set her delicate fingers on the volume dial, looked at me, and said, “I need this.” I nodded. She turned the dial until the music hurt my ears. Smiling, I accelerated to 80 mph on the 55 mph road. We were speeding, rushing through the damp darkness of a rainy pre-winter night, shouting the lyrics of a song we never really considered as anything other than noise. Charlotte improvised, “we hadn’t seen each other for two weeks when you said YOU DIDN’T LOVE ME!” In that moment, Charlotte was empowered.
Taylor Grow is a staff writer for the Voice and can be reached for comment at RGrow15@wooster.edu.
Friday, February 1
Common Core needs more teachers Since 2010, 45 states have adopted the Common Core State Standards, a curriculum aimed at creating academic consistency in public schools across the country. According to the orgaMaddi O’Neill nization’s website, “the Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through twelfth grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt.” There are a few problems, and by a few, I mean a lot. First of all, 135 people designed this curriculum. The list includes college professors, entrepreneurs and bureaucrats with inscrutable titles like “educational specialist” or “literacy coordinator.” Missing from the list are public school teachers. Out of 135 developers, fewer than five are K-12 teachers who would be affected by the new standards. Of course, this did not stop the creators from claiming on their website that teachers were a “critical voice in the development of the standards.” This curriculum is not based on what actual teachers think is best for students, but on what a bunch of mysterious officials think kids ought to know.
And who chose the people who made up this committee? Why are business interests represented on a committee that will decide the curriculum for every public school in America? Why was someone with an inflated title like “Mathematics Instructional Coach” included in this when actual math teachers were excluded? It is concerning that such a small group of nonteachers have exerted so much power in determining how all American students will be taught. We have strict regulations regarding media monopolies so that no single corporation has too much control — why do we not have similar regulations when it comes to education? Critics of the CCSS have noticed some problematic aspects of the curriculum, most notably the fact that the new English standards focus on historical texts like train schedules and analytical papers, rather than literature and creative writing. David Coleman, CEO of CollegeBoard (the world’s only non-profit organization to own a golf course for executives) and one of the architects of the CCSS, explained it this way at a 2011 event: “As you grow up in this world you realize people really don’t give a shit about what you feel or what you think.” It seems that David Coleman harbors some bitterness, and he turned that bitterness into a cur-
Last Tuesday, Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) reintroduced a revamped the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to the newlyinstated 2013 Congress. The bill is now being expedited to the floor by Senate Majority LeadDani Gagnon er Harry Reid (D-NC), after it faced roadblocks last December from opposing lead Republicans in the House of Representatives. This is an exciting step as we can expect debate on the issue to heat up in the coming week. The original VAWA was drafted by, then Sen., Joe Biden, in 1994 and has since been consistently renewed in the following years with strong bipartisan support. Therefore, when the renewal was halted in the last weeks of 2012, the country was shocked to find itself without legal protection for half of their citizens and their fundamental rights for the first time since its initial passing. In past years, VAWA’s approval was uncontroversial and passed without a second thought. In 2012, the Senate passed the act with its usual bipartisan support;
the question lies in the House. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) have kept quiet on the subject. Recently, there has been speculation that Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) may take on a positive lead role for this agenda and consequently break the stark, debilitating divide between the parties. There were major objections to the 2012 version of VAWA because of proposed extended protections for LGBT communities and Native Americans, yet they are still included in the, since then revised, draft. However, the proposed increase in the number of visas for immigrant victims of violence has been removed. Nevertheless, Senator Leahy intends to continue work with the issue by including it in immigrant reform legislation. Since its original approval, the act has been fueled by strong bipartisan support as VAWA has been a leading force for developments in the field of women’s rights. Despite efforts and some improvement, the Center for Diseases tracks that one out of four women report physical violence committed against them by an intimate partner and one in five women still report that they have been raped in their lifetime. Although these statistics show
riculum that discourages English teachers from assigning personal essays or letting kids read books that make them think. Because who cares what students think? We have tried this before — many, many times. Schools across the country have had to quickly (and often shoddily) adapt to new standards and tests being thrown at them several times in just a few years. My high school back home just switched from the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment to the newer, shinier Keystones. But the science department did not have enough time to adjust their curriculum to match what would be on the tests. In the end, they gave students a packet with information to study over Thanksgiving break and said “good luck.” Now they’re getting another new set of standardized tests? This isn’t the way education is supposed to be. Teachers should be able to tailor their curriculums based on the needs of their students; they should not have to base their teaching on cookiecutter standards handed down from on high by a group of bureaucrats who do not understand the challenges of teaching.
Maddi O’Neill is a staff writer for the Voice and can be reached for comment at MOneill16@wooster.edu.
VAWA faces 2013 Congress
some improvement, there is still further work to be done. Amid the difficult financial climate, the revised act bespeaks an awareness of fiscal reality. Currently, there are 13 established programs and the proposed act will move to consolidate them into four major programs in order to create the direct connection between organizations and grant funding. The act’s reorganization for the program administration will further strengthen necessary accountability for funding. This version of the VAWA continues to uphold the value of expanding protections and services to all citizens. The extension of protection to the LGBT community and Native Americans refers back to our founding principles. The VAWA is one of the rare moments in which we uphold our founding values. As Americans, we aligned ourselves with the mission of working towards a country where all citizens are entitled and legally protected to the liberties which we frequently cite to justify an action and yet, seldom find legal protection for anything less than the majority.
Dani Gagnon is a staff writer for the Voice and can be reached for comment at DGagnon16@wooster.edu.
Still Angry? Relax! Viewpoints introduces the new weekly Rants and Raves column , where students can make their opinions heard in 140 characters or less. On February 8th, Viewpoints Editors will table in Lowry during lunch, so stop by and share your opinions!
Gus Fuguitt is Lead Illustrator for the Voice. He can be reached for comment at GFuguitt13@wooster.edu.
Students can also submit their rants and raves by email to Voice_viewpoints@wooster.edu or by tweeting @thewoostervoice.
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friday, February 1
Cheers for Civility: Promoting respect on campus Anna Duke Features Editor This year, the College of Wooster community has made an effort to increase civility on campus—through performance. A committee of students and faculty will be hosting the event ‘Cheers for Civility’ Feb. 8 at the Underground. This creative outlet will invite students to become more conscious of their actions and show respect and courtesy for every person on campus. “The event is designed to use performances to educate our community about how we can create a more civil and welcoming campus,” said the organizer of the event, Chad Trownson ’13. “We want to enhance civility because it is really what makes the [campus] community strong.” Through numerous skits, songs and poems performed by the students and staff, the group hopes that people will gain an un-
Chad Trownson ’13, student coordinator and Loni Ben-Zvi ’13, student host of the Cheers for Civility, discuss which student and staff performers will be participate. The event that will be held on Feb. 8 in the UG. Student performers are encouraged to attend (Photo courtesy Cory Smith). derstanding and appreciation for the importance of civility. They also aim to further shrink the
Environmental Tip of the Week You’ve probably noticed by now that there is no more Dasani for sale. While I’ve heard a lot of celebratory comments, I’ve also heard a lot of concern about its removal. Don’t forget that this change was not implemented on a whim, or without significant support and reason. The Water Bottle Committee collected 500 signatures in support of the removal of bottled water from meal plan locations. SGA passed a resolution in support of the committee’s action. Finally, the President’s Cabinet gave its stamp of approval and met with Coke representatives to iron out the details, like leaving bottles in all vending machines and the book store. The ARCH orientation program has distributed reusable water bottles to each incoming first-year for the past three years (…sorry seniors). Also, motion sensor water fountains have been introduced all over campus, and students can expect many more to be installed. These two campuswide actions have provided almost all students with an alternative to disposable bottles that is free and convenient. If you have forgotten your water bottle at home, you can always use the reusable mug system. While most people use these mugs for hot liquids, there is no reason you can’t use them for cold beverages as well. Plastic bottles have long been a favorite container among manufacturers and consumers alike. Bottled water was removed from campus because the reusable bottles and refill stations are already widely available. The reason we have so many plastic bottled drinks (juices, sodas and sports drinks) available is because students demand them. We can get rid of soda, but you have to stop buying it first. As for materials, the growing availability of aluminum cans in MacLeod’s (more recyclable than glass, and less fragile) was an eco-conscious move made last semester. If we keep demanding eco-friendly products, campus vendors will supply them. - SB Loder, Sustainability Coordinator
gap between the faculty and students. All students and staff are welcome to perform a piece about
what civility means to them. Multiple a capella groups and bands have already volunteered,
including a staff band, a student blues group, Merry Kuween of Scots and A Round of Monkeys. In the past, many clubs on campus have hosted events about the Wooster Ethic and being responsible community members, but their events have not been well-attended. To help increase participation, those involved in ‘Cheers for Civility’ are trying to reach the whole student body and host the event in a fun and enticing environment. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be hosted by Loni Ben-Zvi ’13 and Asst. Dean MarTeze Hammonds. For one swipe, students and staff can treat themselves to a “make your own baked potato” bar and free mocktails. For students over 21, beer on-tap will be available and will only cost one cent per glass, with a limit of two beers per person. “If people treated each other with more respect, a lot of rules would not be needed,” said Trownson. “I hope that [from this event] students will be more respectful to everyone because we have the capability to do so.”
Enjoy unique tea with Tea Club Brooke Skiba Features Editor Here at the College, everywhere you go students can be seen carrying mugs with the telling tea tag dangling from the side. Wooster is definitely a campus with a high population of tea-drinkers. But where can a student go to find out about new, exciting teas that stand out from the typical C-Store Tazo brand? And is there a place where everyone can drink tea together? Caitlyn Trullinger-Dwyer ’15 and Jeff Janus ’15 have provided the answers to all these questions by starting the Tea Club. Trullinger-Dwyer said, “The club is all about tea. I talk about the science aspect of it, and Jeff talks about a cultural aspect.” A typical Tea Club meeting begins with an examination of both the scientific and cultural aspects of one unique tea. The members then get to drink the new tea while spending time talking and hanging out with one another. If cool tea isn’t enough to spark your interest, the club’s advisor, Professor Skora from the sociology department, brings baked goods to every meeting, so members get to eat too! Last year, Trullinger-Dwyer and Janus drank tea with their friends frequently in their dorm, and Janus had the idea to transform their tea time into a club. The Tea Club had few attendees
A Tea Club member cuts a tea cake at their first session of the semester. Each meeting, organizers put the spotlight on a different kind of tea (Photo courtesy Anna Regan). when it started at the beginning of the academic year, but after launching a snappy ad campaign, participation has increased. The club meets every two to three weeks. If you’d like to go to a
meeting and try out a new exciting tea, look for a sign on the Lowry stairs. For questions or more information email Caitlyn at ctrulllinger-dwyer15@ wooster.edu.
Recipe of the Week: Cottage Sur-Pies After being tired of eating Lowry food for the past four years, Chef Megan Piemonte ’13, also known as “Pie,” combines unusual Lowry staples to make a sweet and nutritious meal. Although this may not be an obvious combination, you’ll surely be pleasantly “sur-Piesed.”
First, get a bowl and take it to the cereal bar. Add three spins of some Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal to the bowl; it should be about a third filled with the cereal.
Add some cottage cheese (from the salad bar), chopped walnuts and chocolate chips (from the dessert bar), and add honey (near the tea) to taste.
Want to share your culinary creations with the campus? Anyone can be the featured chef of the week. Just email Brooke at BSkiba14@wooster.edu or Anna at ADuke15@wooster.edu.
Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy with your favorite drink of choice for any lunch or dinner meal. (Photos by Cory Smith ’13)
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Senior Theater I.S. Performance Previews
Two Theater Majors prepare to present their final productions to the College Dominic Piacentini A&E Editor Next Friday and Saturday, two of Wooster’s theater majors, Annie Woller and Jasmine Vereen, will present their Senior I.S. productions. These performances are open to the public, but tickets must be reserved ahead of time in the Freedlander box office. Each of the seniors has been working hard all year to make their vision a reality. Theater majors have many choices regarding their Independent Study research. Seniors can do scenes, stage-manage, playwriting, costume or set design, but these two have chosen a devised performance, where you manage your own show. I spoke with Woller and Vereen to find out more about what this experience meant to them. Woller, a theater/dance major film studies minor, utilized all aspects of her studies. For her production she created a short film that exposes the movements of dance and the effects the camera can have on the motion perceived by an audience. Woller, and all other theater majors, have to propose I.S. topics at the end of their Junior I.S. semester. Woller says that this I.S. opportunity gave her, “full control to experience what I could do. So I want to explore how me, as an editor, as a dancer and as a choreographer collaborate on one project.” Woller’s film shows how dance interacts with themes of time, space and energy.
She wants to look at how the camera changes the audience’s perception of a dance. Woller says the camera almost acts as another dancer collaborating in the piece. Woller adds, “you can have a static camera or a moving camera, but both affect the motion being seen, because it controls your eye, and forces you to notice the m an i pu l ati on s of time, space and energy.” Vereen, a theAnnie Woller ater/dance major, has created studies minor a show exposing the black female body and how people have reacted to it throughout history and today. She explains that, “we learn how to act in this world based on how people who look like us have acted before us. You see me take on the bodies of black women who came before me, but also placing these bodies in a modern context.” Vereen says that she began with this small idea, and throughout the year it has “grown bigger and bigger and bigger.” Vereen has named her full-length piece “Gallery of a
’13 combined her theater and dance majors with her film to create a short movie (Photo courtesy Annie Woller). Colored Girl,” and has cast eight additional students for her performance. In her I.S. Vereen explores the connotations and stereotypes of the black female body, and how these associations have affected the way women have lived their life and how they perceive themselves. Vereen particularly pays attention to the silence of the black female experience, and incorporates statues in performance. Her piece also explores issues of invisibility versus hyper-invisibility. “You can be invisible in society where no one
understands your problems, but when you become a problem everyone can see you.” Both Vereen and Woller were responsible for their own advertising and production of their pieces. Both will be performed in Schoolroy Theater at 8:15 p.m. on February 8 and 9. Woller says that, “We’ve worked hard, and it’ll be fun,” and Vereen asks for students to come, “see something that’s different. See something that’s daring. We are doing works that are testing the world.”
Wooster Hosts a Weekend of Musical Performances Libba Smith A&E Editor
reer took off after collaborations with Aretha Franklin in 1970. Since then, he has played with artists like the Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and James Brown. He Move over, Bonnaroo. This has been featured on over 3,000 weekend at Wooster, lucky stu- albums, making him the most dents and faculty can hear four recorded drummer in the world. diverse musical concerts from The night’s song list includes Wooster’s jazz bands, professors, Cole Porter’s “At Long Last visiting musicians and our own Love,” Roger and Hammerstein’s talented student musicians. “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” Tonight, three Wooster jazz and George Gershwin’s “Sumbands will give a concert with mertime.” special guest drummer Bernard The performance begins at 7:30 “Pretty” Purdie. p.m. in Freedlander Theater. Under the direction of Jeffrey On Saturday, Feb. 2, Frank Lindberg, professor of music, Huang, music professor at the the Tuesday Jazz Combo, Thurs- College, will give a solo piano day Jazz Combo and College of recital. Huang has performed at Wooster Jazz Ensemble will all Carnegie Hall and has won many perform with Purdie. notable international piano comSenior Darius Dixson, vocalist petitions, including the 2010 and producer of popular student World Piano Competition and band Freddie Cool, will also be the 2007 Artists International featured in the program. Auditions. Huang’s performance Purdie has a long and varied will include pieces from Haydn, career as a musician. He began Brahms and Franz Liszt’s arperforming in 1960, but his ca- rangements from Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” The perfor mance is at 7:30 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall in Scheide Music Center. Also on Saurday, Feb. 2, guest pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi will perform at 3:00 p.m. in Gault Recital Hall. A s t o l f i serves on the governing board of both the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and PianoArts, a North American piano competition, festival and fellowship orBernard Purdie, who has recorded with Aretha g a n i z a t i o n . Franklin (Photo courtesy Jazzacona.com). Her latest re-
cording, “Here (and there): Music for Piano and Electronics,” is scheduled to be released later this year. Finally, on Sunday, Feb. 3, the Tri-County Honors Band and Scot Symphonic Band will perform a joint concert at 2:30 p.m. in McGaw Chapel. All performances are free for College of Wooster students and faculty.
Professor Frank Huang will perform on the piano (Photo courtesy wooster.edu).
If You Like... The Wire Then You’ll Like... Brick City Comparing any show to “The Wire” will probably cause a wave of declarations about how “The Wire” is the best show ever and can never be topped, but simply think of “Brick City” as a real-life documentary version of HBO’s beloved drama. “Brick City” follows the citizens of Newark, New Jersey as they struggle to become a safer, stronger community in face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Executive produced by Forest Whitaker, the show follows the stories of Mayor Corey Booker and Police Director Garry McCarthy (among other citizens). The ultimate message of the Peabody Award-winning “Brick City” is one of resilience and optimism, and while nothing can replace “The Wire,” this documentary series packs the same thrilling action and emotional punch. by Libba Smith (Photo Courtesy AP)
friday, February 1
THE SCENE Kardashian Divorce Drama
Filming of the blockbuster hit, “Titanic”: 160 days. OJ Simpson’s murder trial: 268 days. Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Brooklyn Nets player, Kris Humphries: 72 days. “Things that last lonSarah Vulpio ger than Kim Kardashian’s marriage” is an ongoing running joke of the television star’s oh-so-holy matrimony among the Internet world for the past year and a half. Facebook even has its own page dedicated to slamming the former Mrs. Humphries (though she never did agree to change her last name…foreshadowing?) Kardashian, whose marriage to Kris Humphries lasted a mere 72 days, has offered Humphries $10 million dollars in attempt to settle their divorce. However, Mr. Former Kardashian — we all knew who wore the pants in that relationship — has declined this “generous” offer, but instead has insisted that the marriage be annulled altogether because of fraud. Perez Hilton got the inside scoop from a reliable source, who claims “Kris flatly rejected the offer because it has never been about money for him. He wants to be able to marry in a church again, with a clear conscience, when he finds someone special. Kris is deeply religious and he believes that the only way he can do that is if his marriage to Kim is annulled.” Now if you ask me, there are some things that just can’t be undone…and marrying someone whose resume includes two sex tapes, a marriage at the age of 19 (annulment included), and insane wealth for doing absolutely nothing is definitely one of those things. To be fair, I will give credit where credit is due — to the E! Network, who made an estimated $13 million for broadcasting the “fairytale” that was Kim and Kris’ wedding, according to insiders. The network, along with many tabloid companies, may be the only ones who benefited from this wedding, excluding Kim, who has reportedly kept $400,000-$500,000 worth of wedding gifts. (As if she really needs that 3-in-1 coffee and espresso machine). Again, here’s where Kim and her ex-hubby disagree. Kris is adamant about returning the extravagant gifts to those generous enough to give the happy couple them in the first place. It’s the thought that counts, right? With a baby on the way — kudos to Mr. Kanye West — hopefully Kim can convince Kris to put this behind them and start fresh with another reality starlet. I just hope Kim realizes there are no 72-day return policies on children… Sarah Vulpio is a staff writer for the Voice. She can be reached for comment at SVulpio15@wooster.edu
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Star-studded comedy “Movie 43” is an abysmal failure Lee McKinstry Editor-in-Chief I spent a long time trying to eke out a review for “Movie 43,” the incredibly unfunny sketch-comedy mutant that I spent money on last weekend. It’s just...so...bad. It’s tasteless, but so was “Borat” and I loved that film in all its uncomfortable scrotum-baring satire. It’s offensive, but so was “Tropic Thunder” a movie that somewhat successfully tackled questions about ethnic exploitation while Robert Downey Jr. cavorted around in blackface. Beyond that, I once wrote an entire column proclaiming that I loved all bad movies. I lied to you, dear readers, I lied. Let me take a second to try to wade through the rivers of shit that flow from this Peter Farrelly-produced dud — I’m not even using a cliche. One sketch is literally so poop-centric that a seven-minute scene revolves around slang for stool. “Movie 43” is a collection of tr ying-too-hard-to-be-subversive comedy sketches, narrated by a desperate screenwriter (Dennis Quaid) who is literally holding a producer hostage until he agrees to green light the project. Is it obvious that he wasn’t the only one held hostage? Is there ever a time when tastelessness has a point? When what is lost, or less, is done artfully enough to showcase a certain level of depravity inherent in our culture? Yes. Ask any great satirist. I could handle the poop if there was a reason behind it beyond testing the audience’s gag reflex. So much of what enables great comedy is about not allowing societal concepts of decency to dictate material. That’s like, the definition of comedy, right? But when you’re just trying to be shocking, pardon me if I find all your incest-joking, Asian-stereotyping, cat-cartoon-killing a
little boring. “Movie 43” is poorly packaged chaos, where the only joke seems to be “look at these fancy-pants actors do gross things!” I get it. That’s a joke “Saturday Night Live” has been milking for 40 years, and as Tom Cruise showed in “Tropic Thunder,” it can be executed to great effect when those actors have great material. I don’t even need a narrative structure if there were one laughable punchline beyond “Poop is funny” and “Pain is funny” and “Cursing is funny” and “Vaginas are weird.” Thanks. I could have asked some third graders to let me watch them play house. Or I could have watched the news. Executive producer Peter Farrelly must have stalked these people over Oscar podi- Elizabeth Banks and Jeremy Allen White, two members of the star-studded, yet disappointums and into back lot trailers, ing, cast of “Movie 43” (Photo Courtesy AP). touting the movie as some opportunity to appear less stodgy. tato famine. I beg you. Is Kate Winslet, desperation leakIt’s not so farfetched to imagine ing from her lids when she’s on a that Quaid is playing the Farrelly Fill in the empty squares so that all numbers, 1-9, appear once in each date with a man with a “neck scro- role when he points a gun at Greg row, column, and 3x3 region. (Courtesy of dailysoduko.com). tum,” really begging her agent to Kinnear’s head and says “We’re whisk her away to a nice period going to make this movie, no matpiece? Please, get me the movie about ter what!” the amputee single mom from the po“No matter what” is right.
WoosterStreetStyle: Showcasing personal style on campus
The Girls of Greek Life Now that pledge week is drawing to a close, the ladies of Alpha Gamma Phi, Pi Kappa and Zeta Phi Gamma show off their diverse styles for when their letters are no longer “strongly suggested.” Brenna Fujimoto ’13, a member of Pi Kappa, notes the constant shift in weather with a breathable sweater and jean shorts with tights. Brenna Fujimoto ’13
Charlotte Shapiro ’13, a member Alpha Gamma Phi, pairs her comfortable cable knit sweater with bright Toms.
Anna Rella ’13
Anna Rella ’13, a member of Zeta Phi Gamma, wears her sorority’s color even when it’s not mandatory. Deanna Langer ’14, a member of Pi Kappa, decides the weather won’t stop her from wearing what she wants, and pairs classic brown boots with a patterned cardigan.
Charlotte Shapiro ’13
(Photos by Amanda Priest).
Deanna Langer ’14
Section Editors Julie Kendall Travis Marmon
friday, February 1
Swim teams lose last dual meet
Bite-Sized Sports CAMPUS BOAMAH-ACHEAMPONG BREAKS RECORD Abena Boamah-Acheampong ’13 broke her own record in the high jump last weekend during the North Coast Athletic Conference Quad. She took first place with a jump of 5 feet, 6 inches — one inch higher than her previous mark. The Wooster women’s team took second place overall at the meet with 145 points. The men finished in third place with 107. Their only winner was Luke Hutchings-Goetz ’14, who won the 5000-meter with a time of 15:33.24. Second-place finishers were Jay Marshall ’14 in the pole vault (12 feet, 5.5 inches) and Matt Margida ’16 in the shot put (42 feet, 9.75 inches). For the women, Stephanie McShane ’13 finished second in the 200 meter dash (28.02) and third in the 60-meter dash (8.44).
MLB A-ROD, OTHERS, IMPLICATED IN PED USE The Miami New Times has acquired evidence from a clinic in Miami implicating several major league baseball players in the purchase of performance-enhacing drugs, including New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. A three-month investigation by the newspaper into the now-closed Biogenesis clinic revealed that it had dispensed human growth hormone, testosterone and anabolic steroids to many popular athletes including Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez. Rodriguez, who had admitted to taking steroids in the past, is denying any connections with clinic owner, Anthony Bosch, and has hired a lawyer to fight the allegations.
Caroline Hanson ’13 competes in a swim meet earlier this season. Hanson earned first place in the 200 breaststroke at Saturday’s double-dual meet (Photo by Cory Smith).
SOCCER AC MILAN SIGNS MARIO BALOTELLI A deal was reached on Tuesday between Manchester City and A.C. Milan that will send striker Mario Balotelli to play in his home country. The 4 1/2-year deal is reportedly worth 4 million euros per year through 2017. Balotelli has spent the past 2 1/2 seasons with Man City, helping the club win its first ever English Premiere League title and its first FA Cup since 1969. However, Balotelli’s personal issues have been a problem throughout his stay in England, both on and off the field. Recently he attacked teammate Scott Sinclair during practice, and his club fined him for to his on-pitch behavior. Before coming to England, he played for A.C. Milan rival Inter Milan.
Julie Kendall Sports Editor Both of Wooster’s swimming and diving teams fell to Allegheny College and Grove City College last Saturday, ending their four-meet winning streak at a double dual matchup in Meadville, Pa. Scores for the women were 152-145 against Allegheny and 171-114 versus Grove City, while the men lost 176118 and 173-125 to those respective schools. Posting the best individual performance for the women was Kate Hunt ’13, who swept the butterfly events with wins in the 100 (58.51) and 200 (2:10.69). Caroline Hanson ’13 earned the only other individual victory for the Scot women, edging out her opponents in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:34.95. Hanson also earned third place in the 100 breaststroke in a closely contested heat. Her time of 1:11.67 was just 0.19 seconds behind the first place
winner from Grove City, and a mere 0.06 seconds behind the Allegheny swimmer who finished second. The Scots accumulated points with a number of second-place finishes, including two from Samira El-Adawy ’13 in the 200 backstroke (2:14.39) and the 400 IM (4:47.71), and from Morgan Hughes ’15 in the 100 freestyle (54.44). In the closely-contested 200 freestyle event, Allegheny outtouched the team of Hunt, Clare Walsh ’13, Alex Desotelle ’16 and Hughes by just 0.51 seconds, which gave the Scots second place with a time of 1:40.93. The 400 medley relay also settled for second, with El-Adawy, Hanson, Hughes and Hunt timing in at 4:07.46. Notable third-place finishes on the women’s side include Kara Markham ’14 in both the 500 free (5:28.37) and the 100 free (11:08.84), Mariah McGovern ’14 in the 100 backstroke, Hughes in the 50 free (25.11) and Anna Duke ’15 in the 100 butterfly (1:02.55).
Brian Maddock ’15 led the Wooster men’s team with a sweep of the backstroke events, going 53:12 in the 100 and 1:59.82 in the 200. He teamed up with Alex LaJoie ’13, Peter Parisi ’13 and Imre Namath ’13 to bring home another victory in the 400-medley relay (3:37.67). Parisi scored his own individual victory in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.14), and settled for second in the 100 butterfly (52.96). Zack Pool ’16 posted second place in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:05.07. Namath placed third in the 50 and 100 freestyle events (22.29 and 49.39), and contributed to the thirdplacing 200 freestyle relay effort alongside Parisi, LaJoie and James Love ’15. Hawken Lewis ’16 was the only top-three finisher for Wooster’s diving team, placing third in the 3m event with a score of 192.80. Both Wooster teams finish the regular season with a 6-4 record. They will compete next at the NCAC championships Feb. 14-16 in Canton, Ohio.
Wingen breaks block record against OWU Lincoln Plews Sports Staff Writer Scots center Jessica Wingen ’13 recorded four blocks in this past Wednesday’s game against Ohio Wesleyan University to take the College’s all-time career blocks record, but the Scots still fell to the Battling Bishops by a score of 7662. The Scots now stand at 6-12 on the season (1-8 NCAC). The game against OWU was much more highly contested than the final score would imply. The Battling Bishops jumped out to an early 9-2 lead four minutes into the game, but the Scots battled back and ended the first half down by just four with a score of 27-31. Wingen’s record-breaking block and the Scot’s first lead both came about five minutes into the second half, when Wingen sent away a layup attempt by OWU guard Sarah McQuade. The Scots rebounded the
ball, and on the ensuing possession McLauren Hancher ’16 put in a quick layup to push Wooster ahead to a 42-40 lead. The game went back and forth until about three minutes were left in the second half. With the score tied 60-60, Ohio Wesleyan made three pointers on back-to-back possessions to quickly jump out to a 66-60 lead with 1:50 to play. After failing to score on the ensuing possession, Wooster was forced to try to prolong the game by fouling. Unfortunately McQuade was dead on from the free throw line in the game’s closing minutes going 10 for 12 in the final 1:25 and securing her team the win by a score of 62-76. Wingen recorded her 159th career block, surpassing the former record holder Kirsten Rice ’03 by one block. With at least seven more games left on the schedule, she is sure to add to her total before the season is over.
“Having a record at Wooster means a lot in any respect, but shot blocking is one of my favorite things in basketball, so that makes this record mean that much more to me,” said Wingen. When asked if she knew about the record going into the OWU game, Wingen replied, “I knew I was close going into the OWU game, but it wasn’t something that I was focusing on. I was just focusing on being in good defensive position and everything fell into place.” All seven of the Scot’s remaining games are against conference opponents. With better play from here on out, Wooster could still make the conference tournament in late February. “Since the beginning of the season one of our goals has been to make the conference tournament, said Wingen. “We have some very winnable games coming up, so playing tough defense and executing our offense will be important.”
The women’s basketball team runs drills in preparation for a game against OWU (Photo by Ben Robertson).
JULIE’S JOCK JAMS
“Why is Ray Lewis crying?” and other SB questions Welcome to Super Bowl weekend. In my world, it is the one night a year when most of my friends feign interest in professional football. Perhaps you too, are a casual viewer Julie Kendall f e e l i n g suddenly compelled to watch this particular sporting event, enchanted by either the game’s cultural significance or fattening tailgate food. Maybe the approach of the big day is generating a little bit of panic if you have not been paying attention to the NFL for the past four months.
To help ease your anxieties, I offer here the answers to some frequently asked questions so that all you non-sports fans may enjoy Super Bowl Sunday without distracting the rest of us with your ignorance. Who is playing? The San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. The 49ers are the ones with the gold helmets, and the Ravens are wearing purple. Where is the game happening? New Orleans, a city that “knows how to throw a party,” according to every commentator ever. Why do I keep hearing the term “Harbowl?” It’s a clever pun based on the fact that the teams’ head coaches
are brothers and share the last name Harbaugh. For the first time in history, we get to watch siblings duke it out on the biggest stage in football…by ordering a group of other men to run around the field for their honor. Why is Ray Lewis crying? Super Bowl XLVII is the last game he will ever play. After spending his seventeen-year career with the Ravens, the 37-yearold announced his retirement at the end of the season. He will go down in history as one of the best linebackers in the game. He is allowed to be sentimental. What is Kaepernicking? Do you remember Tebowing? It’s like that, except it is performed by an actually talented
quarterback. In this version, Colin Kaepernick kisses his biceps after making a play. Try it to illustrate all your sporting knowledge for your friends! Who are the musical performers? Alicia Keys will sing the national anthem, and Beyonce is performing at the half time show. They will probably both lip-sync, and that is okay. I’m more of a cinephile. Are there any Oscar nominated films I can reference during the game? Sure. Michael Oher is the starting right tackle for the Ravens. You know about him from The Blind Side. Who will be the most attractive player on the field? I’m glad you asked. It’s Ravens
tight end Dennis Pitta. How do sports fans feel about people who watch just for the commercials? We will tolerate you for the fact that you are enthusiastic about any aspect of the Super Bowl, but keep in mind that that DOES NOT permit you to talk during play action. Who is going to win? As evenly matched as these two teams are when it comes to the running game and defensive units, expect the team who can make the huge plays to come out on top. I predict the Ravens. What, precisely, makes the Super Bowl so super? Will there ever be a Mega Bowl? We’re done here.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Men’s basketball dominates Kenyon, beats Hiram Travis Marmon Sports Editor Wooster men’s basketball continued its winning streak last week with a pair of conference victories at home. After an 86-52 shellacking of Kenyon College on Wednesday and a 68-63 win over Hiram College, the Scots have now won 10 straight games, improving their record to 17-2 (10-0 NCAC). The Kenyon Lords came to Timken Gymnasium on Wednesday looking to improve their middling record (8-9, 2-6 NCAC), but Wooster’s defense tormented them all game. Ikenna Nwadibia was the only Kenyon player to score in the double digits, putting up 16 points as well as seven rebounds. His team was held to 18-of-55 from the field (32.7 percent) and committed 24 turnovers. The Scots took great advantage of the Lords’ miscues, scoring 33 points off of turnovers. Wooster played smart basketball, only turning the ball over 10 times and allowing five points off of those turnovers. It was apparent which way the game was going when the Scots had a 30-9 lead just 12 minutes
Jake Mays ’13 attempts a reverse layup against Hiram College on Saturday. The Fighting Scots beat the Terriers 68-63, overcoming free throw shooting woes to continue their winning streak (Photo courtesy woosterathletics.com). into the game. Kenny DeBoer ’15 led the team with 15 points, while Doug Thorpe ’14 added 13 and Xavier Brown ’15 had 11. The Wooster bench outscored Kenyon’s 40-14. The Scots had a much tighter contest on Saturday against Hiram (10-9, 4-6 NCAC). Despite outplaying the Terriers in almost every aspect of the game, there
was one fundamental skill that almost cost Wooster the win: free throws. The Scots got to the line almost twice as much as Hiram, but only made 10 out of 30 attempts. This helped the Terriers overcome a miserable shooting performance from the field (33.8 percent) and led to Wooster needing some late-game luck to win.
The game was tight in the first half, which featured ugly shooting from both teams. The Scots were a disastrous 1-for-14 from three-point range, and the teams combined to go 21-56 from the field. The game was tied at 26 points apiece going into the halftime break. Coach Steve Moore made some major adjustments to his offense
at halftime, as evidenced by the Scots shooting 64 percent in the second half, including 3-of-4 from outside. However, Wooster was still abysmal at the free throw line, making just seven out of 21 attempts and keeping Hiram within reach. This inability to close out the game meant that the Scots were holding just a 66-63 lead with 33 seconds left to play. Jalen Goodwin ’15 missed two free throws, which would have made it a two-possession game, and gave the Terriers a chance to tie. Hiram’s Josh Edmondson missed a three-pointer, but Steve Zivoder got the rebound and kicked the ball out to leading scorer Alan Sheppard. Sheppard’s three hit the rim, but Zivoder got it back to him yet again. This time he missed once more and Thorpe pulled down the rebound for Wooster before getting fouled. He hit both of his free throws with three seconds left to seal the game, 68-63. The Scots hosted Denison University on Wednesday after press time. They will hit the road to play Wabash College tomorrow at 2 p.m., then return home to play Ohio Wesleyan University on Wednesday at 8 p.m in Timken Gymnasium.
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12 - 6 p.m. Indoor Track & 7:30 - 10 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Concert, McGaw Field Invitational, Scot Center 7:30 p.m. W Basketball vs. Oberlin 7 - 9 p.m. UG Happy Hour 8 p.m. Craft Night, Lowry Lounge 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. UG DP
3 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. Superbowl Party, Kitt 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. Superbowl Party, UG
10 a.m.-8 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive, Hot Box, PEC
12 - 1 p.m. Posing Beauty Lunchtime Gallery Walk, CWAM
7 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. CDGE IS Panel Presentation, Babcock Dining Room
6 p.m. W Basketball vs. OWU 8 p.m. M Basketball vs. OWU 8 - 10 p.m. Karaoke, UG
W.A.C. Trip to Playhouse Square for Les Miserables 6 - 9 p.m. Wooster’s Cheers for Civilty, UG 7 - 9 p.m. Happy Hour, UG 11 p.m. - 2 a.m. UG DP
9 2 p.m. W Basketball vs. Wittenberg 7:30 p.m. M Basketball vs. Wittenberg
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Left: The high jump at the North Coast Athletic Conference Quad. The Wooster women’s track team finished in second place Right: Abena Boamah-Acheampong ’13 breaking her own high jump record (Photos by Amanda Priest).
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