The Wooster Voice VOL. CXXXII, ISSUE XXII
A STUDENT PUBLICATION SINCE 1883
FRIDAY, April 19, 2013
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always ﬁnd people who are helping.’” - Mr. Fred Rogers
Boston Marathon bombings considered acts of terrorism Wooster alumnae who were present at the bombings reflect on their experiences when the blasts went off
Police and clean up crews sorting through rubble in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy AP).
Ian Benson News Editor At the Boston Marathon on Monday, three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 170 were injured from the what are now being called terrorist attacks. Seventeen of those injured were in critical condition and 41 were in serious condition as of Monday. Two blasts occurred in quick succession near the marathon’s finish line Monday around 2:50 p.m. Details about the motives behind the attacks are still vague. Rampant speculation has ensued,
but as of press time Monday, no one had made much sense of the catastrophe. No group, domestic or foreign, has taken credit nor has any suspect been apprehended. The FBI is investigating the bombing as an act of terrorism. Despite earlier reports that other devices were found, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said there were no explosives found other than the two that detonated. The scope of the tragedy affected not only those in Boston, but people all over the nation, instilling a sense of fear as the country wonders who is responsible for this violence. Here in Wooster, the campus community was shaken.
Students from the area reached out to ensure friends and family were alright while others contacted alums they knew in Boston to make sure they were okay. “It was the widest range of feelings I hope to never experience again,” said Wooster alum Abby Jensen ’11, who was at the corner of Exeter and Huntington Ave., just over a block away from the explosions. “Blue skies, bells ringing, people cheering and waving signs, and then one boom stopped me in my tracks and I watched everyone else look around. Then a second boom and people started screaming and running towards me as smoke started to fill the street.
There were people crying and more sirens and men and women in uniform than I’ve ever seen.” Jensen attended the event with fellow alum Emily Keizer ’11. “While we were walking past a side street, a block away from Boylston Street, we heard a huge boom, which sounded like a firework,” Keizer said. “My first thought was that it was construction or something happening, but that it definitely had to be intentional. Then the second boom happened, and people seemed to put things together and turned and ran.” “There was a huge group of people running toward us, and we saw the smoke billowing down the street. It was pretty clear that something serious had happened, and that public transportation wouldn’t be running, so we ended up walking up Boylston Street for quite a ways,” Keizer said. “There were rumors and speculations flying. I heard that it was gas explosions, or maybe giant cranes that fell, or that the grandstands had collapsed. I had no idea how serious it was until I got back to work in Brighton and saw the news,” Keizer said. Keizer also mentioned being impressed by the number of people who ran towards the scene as opposed to away from it. “That made it very clear that the person/people who did this are in the minority,” Keizer said. Fellow graduate and former Voice Managing Editor, Chalkey Horenstein ’10 was also at the scene of the tragedy. “As uninspired as it
may sound, the most vivid memory I had of everything was that it was loud. The explosion was loud, the sirens were loud, the people screaming and crying were loud. I remember getting home and thinking the silence felt really nice,” Horenstein said. “When I was still at Wooster, Coach Dennis Rice would have one race a year that would shoot a cannon at the beginning. The explosion sounded a lot like that at first, so before I turned around I didn’t think much of it. But then when I saw all the blood and people on the ground, my brain started to process everything,” Horenstein said. “People are telling me it was really dumb to do this, but I refused to leave until I knew all my fellow Woo alum were okay. I was there to cheer on Erin Wiesenauer (née Fortin) ’08 and Alyssa Getta ’11, and until I heard they were both fine I kept following the cops around, gathering more information about where the other runners ended up,” Horenstein said. Both Horenstein and Keizer spoke of the outpouring of calls from friends to make sure they were okay. “I currently live with Nathan Comstock ’10, Thomas Dwyer ’10 and Alex Ehrhardt ’12, and we were all pretty amazed by the number of other Wooster alums that reached out to us from other states to make sure we were safe,” Horenstein said. “Through both good times and bad, Wooster has really done a great job building a community of life-long friendships.”
Procedures for carrel, single room selections change for next year
Kim Schmitz News Editor
Many students have wondered how the College’s largest student body in recent history is going to be accommodated next year. Senior study carrels and single dorm rooms are some of the expected space shortages. To fairly assign these spaces, lottery systems similar to the general room draw took place on Sunday. This is the first year that students were able to select their own carrels. In years past, rising seniors filled out an application in which they indicated which areas they preferred; options were limited to the four levels of the Andrews and Gault libraries. This year, students were assigned a draw number and attended a selection event where they chose the specific carrel they wanted. This provided the opportunity for groups of friends to select carrels near each other, as Mark Christel, director of libraries, pointed out. Additionally, approximately 55 new carrels will be added to the libraries for student use next year, bringing the total number of carrels to around 400. Some of the new carrel locations include the second floor of Andrews, the second floor of Gault, Andrews Lower 2, and Timken. Because of this
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addition, so far every student who wanted a study carrel has been accommodated. The single dorm room selection procedures were changed this year because of the limited number of one-person dorm rooms on campus. In past years, residents filled out an application for a single and did not participate in the room draw lottery. This year, singles were assigned based on the lottery numbers students received for regular room draw. They attended an event earlier this week, where, similar to the regular housing draw, they were able to select rooms in the order of their lottery numbers. No application was required to take part in the event, so students with the higher lottery numbers were in the best position to get a single. Once all the available rooms were assigned, students who did not get a single could put their names on a waitlist. They were also encouraged to participate in the regular room draw this week. At the regular room draw, only one big change was made from last year. Previously, a group of two students were able to select a triple with the intention of keeping the third spot empty, if space permitted. Similarly, one student could acquire a double room. This often occurred if one roommate would be
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For the first time, rising seniors will select their I.S. carrel in a process similar to room draw (Photo by Amanda Priest). gone for one semester but not both. This year, however, the room must be filled by the correct number of students. All future residents must be present at the time the room is chosen. Off-campus housing is another area that has been discussed more this year than in the past. Very few students choose this option every year, and the few that do generally
either are seniors or live in Wooster with their families. One reason that off-campus housing is somewhat unpopular is that it has the potential to deduct from students’ financial aid packages. In working with students and the Financial Aid department, Krista Kronstein, director of residence life, has only encountered this to be a problem if students receive need-
based aid. Other types of aid, such as merit scholarships, are not usually affected. If a student does receive needbased aid, they are not discouraged from looking into off-campus housing. Rather, they are encouraged to reach out to Financial Aid as soon as possible in order to determine what it would mean for his or her individual package.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Rita Frost ’14 points out the problems that arise when we waste food in Lowry. Laura Merrell ’15 discusses the negative impact of Justin Bieber’s comment about Anne Frank.
Brooke Skiba ’14 explains the Raising Your Voice Against Raising Tuition letter-writing efforts by the Wooster Student Union.
Dominic Piacentini ’15 highlights Laura Haldane’s ’13 I.S. show, featuring Kenneth Perry ’13.
Travis Marmon ’14 previews the NFL draft, and mentions four of the most intriguing prospects.
friday, April 19
LOCAL Strongsville teachers, administrators exchange offers, but strike continues Despite negotiations, new offers and counter offers, Strongsville City Schools’ teachers and administrators have been unable to end a seven-week long strike. However, a resolution might finally be closer with the two sides now less than $1 million apart. The school board presented a new offer to teachers late Sunday, offering to partially restore step pay, which had been a point of contention. The teachers’ returning offer dropped the teachers union’s previous proposal to restore teachers’ step pay to the point it was before being frozen. Four days of negotiations last week failed to bring about a resolution for the strike that began on March 4. Source: Cleveland.com
NATIONAL Stocks rebound from year’s worst sell-off U.S. stocks bounced back from the biggest one-day sell-off of the year, Tuesday, as investors cheered a full slate of corporate results and economic reports. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more than 150 points, or 1.1 percent. The S&P 500 added 1.4 percent and Nasdaq rose 1.5 percent. The rebound comes one day after all three indexes declined sharply, following weak economic news out of China and the two explosions in Boston. The dollar dropped versus the euro and the pound, but it climbed versus the Japanese yen. Soruce: CNN
INTERNATIONAL Strong earthquake hits IranPakistan border At least 34 people have died and 80 are injured in Pakistan after a powerful earthquake struck near the country’s border with Iran. Army doctors and Frontier Corps paramilitary forces are taking part in rescue efforts in Mashakel, according to a Pakistani official involved in relief efforts. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was initially measured at 7.8 magnitude. The Iranian Seismological Center then said the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5. The epicenter of the quake, which struck about 3:15 p.m. local time, was about 50 miles north of the city of Saravan. Source: BBC
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Two recent incidents of arson under investigation
Ian Benson News Editor
Early April 7, a fire was discovered at the Gault Admissions Center, damaging the front doors of the building. This was the second incident in little over a week, with a fire started near Kauke Hall early March 30. The Kauke fire was reported by the custodial staff and the Admissions Center fire set off the alarm. In both cases, members of the College’s Security and Protective Services extinguished the flames. Both incidents caused minimal damage. Also on March 30, two fires were set in the backyards of private homes around the city of Wooster. The incidents are currently under investigation by the Wooster Police Department and the State Fire Marshall, with the College cooperating in the process. “Once someone starts burning things and destroying property, that crosses a line,” said Director of Security and Protective Services Steven Glick. “Arsons are always tough,” Glick said. “They’re just about as bad as burglaries and have a very low clearance rate. There’s usu-
ally technical stuff that goes with them, but the investigations tend to take a while.” This is not the first time the College has dealt with arson, though it is the first time in recent memory they have involved buildings. A few years ago, a series of dumpster fires were started, one case being close to a building. “Some think fires like that are fun to burn, but they’re pretty serious,” Glick said. “The buildings are brick but the roofs aren’t and if the wind catches things, then there’s a serious problem. That’s why we have to go through a whole permit process for the bonfires we have, to make sure they’re controlled.” Security and Protective Services is asking for information regarding both incidents, though they expect there to be more information about the Admissions fire. “Considering Those with any information about the Gault Admissions fire, or any the time and location of the Kauke other incident, should contact SPS (Photo courtesy Wooster). fire, no one might have seen that,” it at exactly the right time, someone think back to one of those two eveGlick said. “But over at Admissions, saw them,” Glick said. Also, Glick em- nings and remember someone standit’s a high traffic area with people phasized that students should keep an ing around there. It may be nothing coming and going from parties. ear out for any information that might more than a general description, but Somebody might have seen someone be related to the fires. “Somebody be- that is something.” or something and didn’t realize the yond the person who did this probably To report any information about eiconnection.” knows it. A student might overhear ther incident, please contact Security “Unless the person that did this hit a conversation someplace or might and Protective Services at x2590.
Students react to recent threats from North Korea that North Korea wants?” said Andrea Patton ’14, who is currently studying abroad in China. “But the theoretical underpinnings of the answers to these questions have two main flaws: The first is our lack of knowledge about North Korea. Government structure, dynamics, personalities, and many other important factors are complete unknowns. The second is that most answers come from models of cost-benefit analyses made by leaders.” Patton, who has extensive knowledge on the subject, affirmed Kerry’s assertions, saying, “Ultimately, I’m not very worried specifically with respect to an attack on the United States.” However, she expressed concern about the situation between North Korea and South Korea: “Signs seem to indicate that…North Korea has reached a point where it is willing to engage in North Korean military forces preparring artillery (Photo war. Although the internal political courtesy AP). dynamics of North Korea are largely the Defense Intelligence Agency states unknown, the dynamics of interstate Sarah Carracher with “moderate confidence” that North rivalries have been studied quite a bit, Senior News Writer Korea possesses a small nuclear device and the South Korean political process Supreme leader of North Korea Kim that could be delivered via ballistic mis- is much more open.…We don’t know Jong-Un has recently threatened the sile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for sure if North Korea will instigate United States with the possibility of said it was “inaccurate to suggest that fighting, but we’re pretty sure South nuclear strikes. These threats, which are North Korea has fully tested, developed Korea will respond, and therefore the aimed at the U.S. and its allies South Ko- or demonstrated capabilities that are ar- U.S. will as well.” rea and Japan, are a response to the U.S.’s ticulated in that report…we do not oper“Overall, I would say that North Koleading role in sanctions from the Unit- ate under the presumption that they have rea does not pose a credible threat to the ed Nations, which punish North Korea that fully-tested and available capacity.” United States,” Katie Morton ’13 agreed. for its February nuclear tests. Students across the College of “It’s debatable on whether or not their Though the threats have struck fear Wooster campus have thoughts on the missiles could reach the United States.… in the hearts of many citizens, the U.S. issue. “The big questions that observ- The bellicose rhetoric reveals the instaand South Korean governments think it ers are trying to answer include: Are bility of the regime and can be seen as a is unlikely that North Korea is prepared these threats substantially different than domestic power play that seeks to shore to carry them out. Though a report by previous ones? If so, why? What is it up domestic support.”
Kennon Hunt ’15 also doubted North Korea’s nuclear capabilities: “It’s their attempt at bluffing the international community into easing sanctions. I sincerely hope they realize that if they do attack, they are ensuring their own annihilation.” “If North Korea does start a war with South Korea,” said Morton, “the United States would find itself embroiled in a conflict to defend its ally.” “In terms of U.S. responses, I would rather see direct engagement and talks with the DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] than more war exercises that are used as a show of force and unity between the U.S. and South Korea,” said Daisy Bledsoe-Herring ’13. “However it is my understanding that the U.S. has never had formal diplomatic relations with the DPRK, and I doubt they will start now.” Ned Kelly ’16 acknowledged North Korea’s human rights issues, saying, “I’m very conflicted about North Korean policy. On one hand, I think the United States (and other superpowers) should be proactive in stopping the awful human rights conditions, like the disturbing internment camps. But on the other hand, North Korea is so far removed from world politics that they could make really irrational, brash decisions like nuclear attacks.” Patton commented on the role of China: “I think this episode could be a very interesting test for China.…China’s willingness and/or ability to play a role in resolving this crisis could say a great deal about the country’s future role in the international system.”
On the lighter side... The world reacts with acts of kindness in the wake of the Boston tragedy
Moments after the bombing first occured in Boston, reports started to come in about people’s reactions to the tragedy. While some ran away from the chaos, others ran towards it. For example, Joe Andruzzi, a former Patriots player who has three brothers who were firefighters at 9/11 was seen carrying a woman to safety. Many of the videos circulating show people went off rushing into the smoke to help seconds after the bombs detonated. The messages “Brooklyn Loves Boston” and “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. NY <3 B” were projected on the side of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Google joined in as well, making a public spreadsheet of Bostonians that opened their homes to those displaced and setting up a site to help those in Boston to find their loved ones. Source: Buzzfeed
Joe Andruzzi, a former Patriots player, carries a woman to safety in Boston (Photo courtesy Boston Globe).
Friday, April 19
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An Examination of School Vouchers Let me paint a picture for you to clear up some misunderstandings about human equality of opportunity: education. Recently, I have read and heard invalid arguments against voucher based educational finance. First, let me Bryce Benefield describe how we currently finance education. We mandate that the county or state governments fund facilities, hire educators under strictly regulated contractual agreements and implement a federally-filtered curriculum under the auspices of getting a federal No Child Left Behind waiver and some federal money. A previous editorial published by Maddi O’Neill in ythe Voice asserted that a voucher system would be detrimental to educational financing because low-income children will be left behind in schools devoid of those funds. This is a misconception about the system, of which the author presumed that some children are to be denied a voucher while others recieve them. The voucher systems are implemented as supplements to our current district based countystate and federal regulatory financing structure. The author claimed that this system, without proper consolidation, indiscriminately waves some children
out of their public schools while taking make it economically reasonable to furthose funds from the school, and would ther educate that child. be harmful to those kids stuck without Now, let me outline a hypothetical consent to leave. situation that the voucher system allows This is what the previous Voice article for. Imagine a group of young and inteldiscussed as the false premise of this be- ligent educators moving to the Bronx ing a legitimate voucher program. It’s after New York passed the voucher sysnot because it’s administered discrimi- tem. You find that some parents have nately. A true voucher program takes kept their children in a public school, and into account several all important cir- some parents are looking for better opcumstances. tions, now having the means to pay for First, the states should be allowed to them. However, this still means that the administer education freely without di- public schools will have more money per rect federal intervention. student then ever before. Second, the states must be allowed While at the same time, it proto supplement the actual education vides more authority directly into of children with the equivalent fi- the school itself as to who comes and nancing thereof. goes on staff, how much to pay staff, Third, if a state so chooses, it can opt what medium of education to invest to discontinue the financing of district in and what resources to best engage based institutions directly. children. Under the current system, Fourth, private institutions are al- you and your friends must get in line lowed to educate freely and regulate to teach almost the exact same curthemselves freely (in adherence with riculum. Under the voucher system, common law). any Wooster graduate or otherwise Fifth, children of all income levels qualified individual who can do a betreceive the same amount unless they ter job teaching will be rewarded with opt out of the money, in which case that the financial compensation designated money is redistributed back to every oth- by the state for those specific children er child’s voucher. you’re educating. It ends the monopLastly, each child’s legal guardian al- oly that these terrible district schools ready has the right to place their child have on educating children from lower into another institution as they see fit for income families. that child’s needs that accepts vouchers (which are redeemable for cash so each Bryce Benefield is a staff writer for the child is equitably valuable to an institu- Voice and can be reached for comment at tion), which empowers that institution to LMerrell15@wooster.edu.
Food waste a serious concern Here at the College of Wooster, we are guilty of food lavishness, squandering and wastefulness. In simpler terms, we waste a lot of food. Our eyes are simply too big for our stomachs. We think that we want that extra serving Rita Frost of fries or another piece of fruit to compensate for the aforementioned fries, but we pile our plates high with more food than we could possibly eat. Placing that half-eaten hamburger on the conveyor belt at the end of your meal does, in fact, have many more unfortunate consequences than you may be aware of. According to the National Institute of Health, waste such as this helps contribute 40 percent of the food which is thrown out every year in the United States. This translates into a 96 billion pound national trash can worth about 165 billion dollars. According to the documentary “Dive”, that’s enough to feed 25 million people! On top of that, consider the greenhouse gasses that our food waste generating. Thrown-out food decomposes into methane which has 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide and further exacerbates food insecurity for 25 million Americans. But now to go back to the hamburger before you put it on the conveyor belt.
Let’s refocus on the scene when you were absentmindedly passing the grill and you questioned for a split second if you really had the appetite for a whole hamburger. Maybe you rationalized, “Well if I don’t eat this, who will? At least half of a hamburger is something. If I don’t eat half the hamburger, the whole patty has the possibility of going to ruin…And then the whole hamburger will go in the waste basket anyway.” Maybe it is true that we, as students, do not control the production or distribution of food and that it will go to waste regardless of our mealtime
abundance of options. Along with the moral truism about poor, starving child in some far-flung, forgotten land (aka Spink Street) meant to make us think twice about food waste, there also exists arguments surrounding energy dependence, the health care crisis and climate change. Food waste created by College of Wooster students has a consequence that permeates our bubble. Not only are we unnecessarily making a dent in our wallets, we are also telling American farmers to clear more land, till more soil, use more chemicals, increase the use of machinery and modernize processing and distribution techniques. This opulence requires 10 calories of fossil-fuel energy to produce a single calorie of modern food (Pollan 2008). So next time you find yourself in Lowry, check out a gal called Low the Cow. Have you seen her? Sometimes she is drawn on a chalk board outside of the Lowry Dining Hall. Figuratively speaking, Low eats all of our food waste and I just want to let y’all know, somethin’… girl could lose some weight. Reducing the amount of food we waste has substantial economic, environmental and social benefits and should be taken into consideration during every visit to our fair dining hall.
Food waste translates into a 96 billion pound national trash can worth about $165 billion, or enough food to feed 25 million people!
Rants and Raves!
decisions. However, the law of supply and demand works in such a way that if we consumers do not demand Dining Services to serve such a surplus of food, the supply would decrease. This would mitigate a large amount of waste, reduce costs, lessen the energy expended on the preparation and disposal of food, and ultimately downsize the bill that we are footing as students at the College of Wooster. We’re in charge here! Although the buffet style in Lowry encourages an “all-you-can-eat” mentality, reconsider the unintended implications which accompanies this
Rita Frost is a staff writer for the Voice and can be reached for comment at RFrost14@wooster.edu.
Rants: “Thanks Res Life for making next year’s off-campus students go to room draw!” ~Maria Janasz ’14 “Ohio weather, please let me wear my new sundress. Just once. Then we’re cool! ~Emily Alltop ’15 “Thanks Wooster for my cool tuition late fee. Funny how you think I can pay it after paying for tuition. LOL #cant!” ~Dan Grantham ’13
Raves: “Thank you Americans for proving that humanity isn’t completely terrible in the wake of the Boston Tragedy.” ~Eric Moizuk ’14 “Coconut maccaroons: you come too infrequently. Bring your flaky goodness back my way.” ~Lee McKinstry ’13 “S/O to my rehibilitated hallmate @HoldenWaterFountain. We’ve missed you since #fbplayersrippedyouoffthewall” ~Anna Duke ’15
Gus Fuguitt is the Lead Illustrator for the Voice. He can be reached for comment at GFuguitt13@wooster.edu.
Friday, April 19
Friday, April 19, 2013
Justin Bieber’s self-promotion finally goes too far Oh, Justin Bieber, you’ve done it again! Thanks to his childish antics and the criticism they have inspired, B i e b e r seems to be making headlines every week. One of my Laura Merrell favorite recent mis-biebhaviors occured when he came under fire for wearing overalls to meet with the Canadian Prime Minister. This week, he’s in every magazine and newspaper because the Anne Frank House published what he wrote in their guestbook during his visit: “Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.” For those of you not in the know, “Belieber” refers to the hordes of young teenage girls that would defend his questionable music and even more questionable integrity to the death. Because of his reference to his fan legion, many have criticized his statement as a crude attempt at selfpromotion, This criticism is right because there was no reason for him to mention his brand his
product, or himself. The House of Anne Frank has made public other notes left by celebrities in their guestbook before such as Whoopi Goldberg’s, but none of them made a shameless plug for themselves or their latest project. Many of Bieber’s fans showed their support for him through this difficult time on Twitter or Facebook. However, what is most concerning about this story is that most of his fans admit that they have no idea who Anne Frank was. This revelation about America’s youth shocked me. I read “The Diary of Anne Frank” around the age of twelve and remember being struck by
Holocaust. The Holocaust seems like a distant memory now and fades more for each generation, but it is important to be exposed to that historical event through movies, plays, poetry, or maybe an honest diary left from a girl who did not make it through the end of the war. Comedian Rob Delaney is hopeful, as am I, that Bieber’s accidental endorsement of Anne Frank will work as an incentive from many young girls and boys to read her diary. Instead of being an advocate for reading, history, learning, or remembering the Holocaust, Bieber choose to move the focus over to himself. I am unclear about whether Bieber knew that his comments would be made public, since he and everyone else in his camp has refused to comment about the incident. However, the more glaring issue is that his young, impressionable, adoring fans have displayed their ignorance of Anne Frank, and this needs to be remedied. I do not suggest that
Ideological obstination During the past few weeks, I attended two politically-oriented meetings, one from each side of the ideological spectrum. The first was the Planned Pa r e n t h o o d discussion “Rights UnBen Taylor der Fire” hosted by the College of Wooster Democrats and the second event was the Wayne County Republican Party Executive Committee Meeting. Despite the vast differences which likely separated the majority of the members at each of these two meetings, there was an alarming similarity in the nature of the discourse which occurred at both, a similarity which I feel is representative of the wide divide which currently exists in the American political system. The first alarming incident occurred during the speech at the Planned Parenthood meeting. Before starting her discussion, Stephanie Knight, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Ohio, asked if there was anyone in attendance from what she referred to as “opposition groups.” As I am opposed to the practice of abortion, and Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the U.S., I raised my hand. However, it went unnoticed, even as she asked the question again. Satisfied that no one in the room would take issue with anything she said, she made the following comment: “Good. Now we can have a safe and open discussion”. Before I address this comment, let me turn quickly to the Wayne County Republican Party Executive Committee Meeting. I did not attend this meeting by myself; Casey Claypool (who is currently assisting in the re-establishment of the College of Wooster Republicans) and Maddi O’Neill (Voice staff writer and College of Wooster College Democrats member) attended as well. The assumption made by those in charge of the meeting was
that the three of us were all Republicans. When it was brought to their attention that Maddi was not of the same political orientation, comments were made like “Well, I hope you’re not a lost cause. My sisters are all lost causes,” and “We’ve been infiltrated by the enemy.” There is a reason I relate these two incidents. I believe that they demonstrate the inability of both sides of the political spectrum to be fully open-minded toward individuals of different ideologies or beliefs. All of us know the lack of such rationality in political discourse is a problem, but it’s not typically an issue which we are willing to associate with our own side of the political divide. “Those other people” may have an issue with being able to give every idea a fair shake, but surely we don’t. Here’s the problem. If that’s the case, then why is it only possible to have a “safe and open discussion” when everyone agrees with the cause you’re promoting? Shouldn’t it be possible for Republicans to discuss issues of reproductive health reasonably along with Democrats? Why are people who don’t share your political views labeled “a lost cause?” Isn’t there (and I’m sure most of you won’t need much convincing on this one) a great deal about the Democratic Party and its agenda which is able to be appreciated even if one does not affiliate with the party or disagree with its goals? I contend yes to both questions (and the many like them that exist). If America wants to improve on the way it currently does politics, individuals on both sides would be wise to focus less on the ways they disagree and more on how “safe and open conversations” can be had with individuals from all beliefs and backgrounds. Only then can America’s politics become less partisan and far more reasonable, a goal upon which I’m sure we can all agree.
learning or reading over a little publicity for themselves. Unfortunately, my hope will probably never be realized, especially considering past celebrities’ poor choices as role models for children. One example that comes to mind is Michael Jordan’s sensational decision to pursue a career in minor league baseball instead of returning to college to finish his degree. In an ideal world, Bieber would post a picture on his Instagram any day now of him holding a copy of Anne Frank’s Diary and wearing a pair of hipster reading glasses, encouraging his fans to pick up a copy of this “great girl [‘s]” work. Instead, he’ll probably post a picture of himself shirtless with a caption about how he’s misunderstood, and I will have to shake my head, shrug my shoulders and lament his misspent youth.
Bieber missed an opportunity to make learning about the Holocaust “cool” to his young fans, as he chose to promote himself.
Instead of being an advocate for history, learning or remembering the Holocaust, Bieber choose to focus on himself. her courage, her spirit, and how easily I could relate to her fears and insecurities. The questionable message Bieber left behind should really be eliciting a different response from critics: these kids need to learn and read more in general, especially about the
American public schools start requiring elementary and middle schools to show the documentary, “Shoah” or have their students read “Night” by Elie Wiesel, but some exposure to the Holocaust at a young age through the eyes of a truly amazing young Jewish girl would be appropriate. Es-
pecially since reading and writing skills are dwindling as social networking sites take over, it is important to continue to push for each new generation to have an understanding of the past and a thirst for knowledge. Justin Bieber missed a perfect opportunity to make learning about the Holocaust “cool” to his young fans, instead choosing to promote himself. I can only wish that other celebrities in similar situations will choose to elevate
Laura Merrell is a Viewpoints Editor for the Voice and can be reached for comment at LMerrell15@wooster.edu.
Boston native reflects on recent events, support Initially, I asked the Voice staff if I could write an article complaining about the woes of the housing bureaucracy here at the College. But on Monday, my hometown of Boston, was Gina Christo bombed, and my priorities shifted. Where my carrel is and what house my sorority gets seem small in light of this incident, and I think reflecting on an event of this scale is important. Like most students from Massachusetts who attend the College, when people ask me where I am from, I say Boston. The truth is, I live in a suburb about twenty minutes outside, but I so love the city and its culture that saying I was from anywhere else just would not seem right. The site of the bombing, the 26th mile of the marathon, was actually two blocks from the apartment I lived in with my best friend last summer. For the second time in my life I was affected by terrorism, but this time it was even closer to home. While all of my family and friends are safe, Monday was an emotional day for me. In the face of an attack like this, it’s easy to throw up your hands and to give up on humanity
as a whole. But in light of the attack, the support of the Wooster community showed me that it’s not all bad. With cable news up on the Lowry Pit screen, students were actively checking on each other. Whether it was the students who have shared plane rides to Boston together, or friends who knew students from the area, everyone cared. There were a number of students who I had not spoken to all semester who, knowing I was from Boston, came up to me to
will continue to keep Boston and the victims in our thoughts. But thinking long term about what we can do is also important. Terrorism and hate are not things intrinsic in human nature as they are acts and feelings that must be taught. We have the privilege of receiving an excellent education at an institution that boasts about its ability to foster critical thought and communication skills. It is these skills that can help us step towards creating peace in the future. I have no doubt that Wooster students have the ability to go forward and become great leaders. So while we are here lets really focus on understanding kinds of cultural perspectives a number of our classes provide us. Let’s work to truly value the use of non-violence in all kinds of negotiations. Lets learn to check out privilege and realize where we may be wrong, and appreciate the value in this realization. Wooster has the ability to equip us with these skills and even prevent things like what happened on Monday. So in light of tragedy let us remember why we are here and the power we have to make a difference.
There were a number of students who I had not spoken to all semester who, knowing I was from Boston, came up to me to ask if my family, friends were alright. ask if my family and friends were alright. This gave me faith in the face of something so horrific and reaffirmed my love for this campus. Sure the Wooster bubble has its problems, but in light of tragedies like Monday, people who you have not spoken to since FYS will ask if you’re alright. I think a natural reaction to events like this are ‘what can I do?’ This is a great reaction! I hope the next time we have a blood drive every student comes out and that we
Gina Christo is a staff writer for the Voice and can be reached for comment at GChristo@wooster.edu.
Ben Taylor is a staff writer for the Voice and can be reached for comment at BTaylor16@wooster.edu.
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Woo Student Union campaigns for tuition transparency dents and families, some felt they did not have an outlet to express their concerns about these challenges. Wooster Student Union Over spring break, many stu- (WSU), which has been discussing dents and parents were alarmed to the transparency of the College’s receive a letter about yet another spending for some time, decided tuition hike for the next school this was the perfect opportunity year. Though this 4.6 percent raise to collaborate with the student to $51, 600 a year caused finan- body for change. cial complications for many stuWSU originally discussed many different courses of action such as demo n s t r at i o n s, but after discussions with other student groups both on and off campus, they decided to pursue a more collaborative direction. The idea of a survey was thrown around, but WSU member Zoe Kopp-Weber ’14 had another solution. She said, “I’m so sick of people doing surveys. It’s a very passive approach. Bobby Persons ’15 and Katelyn Colman We need to put ’15 table at Lowry to encourage students to a real face on the write letters (Photo by Amanda Priest). effect that the
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Upcoming Campus Event Stomping the Violence
raise of tuition has on people.” Kopp-Weber posed an alternative route — having students write letters describing how the raise in tuition is affecting them. Thus began the Raising Your Voice Against Raising Tuition campaign. The group tabled at Lowry starting Monday, April 8 until Wednesday, April 17 in order to encourage student involvement through letter writing. WSU provided a generic form letter with an optional space for students to include their own stories. An online form was also available for those who couldn’t make it to the tabling times. According to WSU leader Gareth McNamara ’14, WSU is not trying to lower tuition. He said, “We are sending the letters to the president’s office to make him aware that there is this demand among the student body to not reverse this particular hike, but to address student concerns about it. To give us the opportunity to be involved in decisions like this and to not have it sprung on us in the future as we feel it has been done so far.” Ultimately, the group would like to have students actively involved in the financial procedures. “We’d like to have students meaningfully involved in the process,” member Bobby Persons ’15 said. “Not just observing it, but taking part. The first step is
transparency, because right now the whole process is completely opaque to students — how they make these decisions and why they’re made.” While McNamara acknowledged that the College has held events like Budget 101 in an attempt to explain where the money goes, he says that students feel not enough has been done. The discussion of transparency in the College’s spending has been ongoing for several years, so
Environmental Tip of the Week Happy EarthFest! I hope you’re ready for it. Of course, you’ve been “doing it in the dark,” turning off lights and unplugging electronics all week so that your residence hall will win the energy competition (ending on Monday). Maybe you’ve even started spring-cleaning and tossed some stained shirts and torn shoes into the yellow Planet Aid bins. Don’t stop now, the fun has just begun! Join us on Lowry front patio from 4 to 7 p.m. This will be your last chance to see several awareness projects that have been developed this year. First, the string of disposable cups from last week will make one last appearance. 829 cups every day — I hope we can bring that number down next year. Second, the 1,000 water bottle piece (made from 1,000 water bottles left over by students put together into a giant water bottle sculpture) will make its final appearance. Congratulations to everyone who worked on ridding campus of disposable water bottles. Don’t forget, aluminum is infinitely recyclable, but plastic isn’t. While we are saving 1,000 water bottles from our waste stream every week, we could do more in waste reduction. If you need to get something with packaging, make sure that it’s recyclable and ends up in a blue container. Lastly, the picture of the view from the football field without the coal stack will no longer be necessary: the coal stack will be demolished over the summer. Exciting things are happening on this campus. - SB Loder, Sustainability Coordinator
McGaw Chapel demystified
Dan Grantham Viewpoints Editor
If you toured Wooster during your college selection process, your tour guide probably told you that the 42-year-old McGaw Chapel was supposed to be built entirely underground. “The school should have listened to the geology department,” the tour guide probably said, pointing to the seven towers as the only thing that should have
proposed the structure to the Board of Trustees on Dec. 7, 1968. Its unique design was based on Christ-Janer’s theoretical approach to religious architecture, which privileged a sense of experimental awe over iconography and symbolism related to the religion of a given space of worship. But it was not simply religious awe that Christ-Janer was attempting to capture in McGaw’s white towers. “Certainly one is in awe as you look
Students and faculty march through the Kauke arch for the first “Stomp the Violence” event last year (Photo by Amanda Priest). On April 27, the Brothers of Diversity (BOD) will host their second annual “Stomp the Violence” in the Oak Grove to help raise awareness of sexual, domestic and gender based violence. In years past, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexual Studies Department has hosted the annual event “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” in which male students and faculty would walk through Oak Grove in high heels to raise awareness of domestic violence. Last year, the department handed over the responsibility of coordinating “Stomp the Violence” to BOD, and the group added their own personal touch. Following their model of diversity, they designed the event so everyone can participate in taking a walk in someone else’s shoes no matter their gender, since anyone can be a victim of violence. Before the walk, there will be a keynote speaker and poet. Afterwards, there will be a barbecue, live music, cornhole and other fun activities. The organization asks each participant to donate one dollar that will go to Every Woman’s House to help stomp out the violence. Anna Duke Features Editor
McNamara feels this campaign is a push forward in the same direction toward better communication. WSU plans to collaborate with Students Against Outsourcing in the near future to organize an outdoor forum event in which students will be able to share stories of how the tuition raise is affecting them with peers and members of the administration. Wooster Student Union meets on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Lowry 118.
Photo of the original architectural model of McGaw Chapel (Photo courtesy C.O.W. Special Collections). been visible of the structure. Perhaps the campus should listen to a historian, because the legend of the College’s most galvanizing structure is not entirely true. The truth is more than a pleasant anecdote about hitting bedrock, something that likely did in fact happen. It is rather an architectural legacy of the College’s struggle to define itself in the wake of the 1960s and to save a buck on what would have otherwise been an incredibly expensive project. According to various sources in the College of Wooster Archives, located in Special Collections, McGaw today looks very much like the design created by Victor Christ-Janer, the architect who
about the campus and sense the kind of youth and the kind of things we are listening to,” Christ-Janer said to the Board. At that time, Wooster, as well as the whole of American society, had been in awe of itself and how dramatically tradition had given way to the counter-cultural influence of American youth. In the years before and after the construction of McGaw, Wooster had transitioned from a Presbyterian School owned by the Church to a school that is its own entity. Now linked only to Presbyterianism by tradition rather than institution, McGaw can be thought of as a testament to the secularization of Wooster in that
its construction created a structure that was a Chapel in name but an auditorium in function. Many of the trustees at that time would have been more traditional in comparison to the student body. Therefore this theoretical approach to McGaw might have been dismissed out of hand if not for the fact that ChristJaner had created a building that was dirt cheap to construct. McGaw became one of the few buildings that Wooster had completely paid off by the time its doors opened in the fall of 1971. Compared to most auditoriums, which cost about $6,000 for every seat in them, McGaw was $700. Read through Christ-Janer’s proposal for McGaw, and you will also discover how the myth of a completely underground McGaw emerged. When presented with renderings of the designs, Christ-Janer said that even though it was not the intent of his plan to create a Wooster equivalent of the Anglo-Saxon landmark, McGaw nevertheless “looked like Stonehenge.” Moreover, the idea that McGaw was meant to be entirely underground evokes the fact that at one point, the building’s roof functioned as a massive rooftop garden. The roof was removed in the mid-2000s after wear and tear had caused the roof to leak, but this makes the idea that McGaw was supposed to be underground plausible to classes who were never aware of its former rooftop garden space. In short, McGaw is not so much a glaring mistake as a legacy of the past. As the building has aged ungracefully, it becomes easy to forget that when it opened, even those who didn’t completely love its design praised it for its bravery and pragmatism. While it is certainly not the Wooster landmark that Kauke and Kenarden have become, it is a mile marker in the history of the College.
Recipe of the Week by Chef Gabby : Mock Panera Spinach Power Salad With this creation by Gabby Barrera ’15, you’ll never have to leave campus and spend money for a great healthy salad. This salad is jam packed with protein, perfect for a post-workout meal and delicious enough to captivate even the least gym-friendly eaters.
Get mushrooms from the salad station and bring them to the grill. Have them grill the mushrooms with onions.
On a plate, add spinach, bacon bits, a chopped hard boiled egg, and croutons.
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.
Add grilled items and top your salad off with sweet onion vinaigrette from the sandwich station. Toss between two bowls and enjoy with a glass of refreshing cucumber water! (Photos by Brooke Skiba)
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Senior examines identity through I.S. pieces
Dominic Piacentini A & E Editor Identity will be “disidentified” when two seniors, Laura Haldane and Kenneth Perry Jr., collaborate to deconstruct social norms and expectations using art, dance, physics and theater. Haldane, a Studio Art and Physics double major, will present her I.S. gallery April 21-26 in Ebert Art Center. Titled “Disidentifying Performance of Freedom: Fight to Exist,” Haldane’s show focuses on the idea of actively removing the self from social norms and expectations. She calls this process “disidentification.” The exhibition includes photographs taken of models and dancers performing in vogue. Vogue is a style of dance characterized by the graceful formation symmetry and precise lines, made famous by Madonna’s song and music video “Vogue.” She defines the vogue style as “a
culture of its own. It’s an expression of the body in its most fluid form. It’s a dancing freedom.” Vogue removes the body from the culture in which the dancer finds him or herself, disidentifying the person. “Vogueing” is the act of trying to be visible by portraying characteristics of elite culture. It is this act of deconstruction and “vogueing” that she captures in her photographs of models and dancers. The ideas of visibility and invisibility are central to Haldane’s gallery. Haldane incorporates her expertise in physics by creating holograms that further reflect the idea of “disidentification.” Haldane’s holograms, which create a “pseudodimension of this world,” are created when a laser is pointed at the center of glass plates. When the laser shines on the glass plates, images of Barbie dolls become visible inside of the glass. She can then manipulate the image by moving the glass. The
Haldane’s exhibition combines photography and holograms to deconstruct social norms (Photo courtesy Laura Haldane).
reality and exactness of the physics in her gallery contrasts with the content of the project. “I wanted to utilize the fictitious forms of what people really look like,” Haldane explains, referring to the mass produced embodiments of beauty expectations characteristic of Barbie dolls. The image of the dolls can only be seen when the laser shines on the glass plates, switching between visible and invisible with the light. Haldane joins her gallery exhibition with a live performance by Perry Jr. Perry will perform in the MacKenzie Art gallery in Perry Jr., serving as a model, vogues in one of Ebert Art Center Thursday Haldane’s photos (Photo courtesy Haldane). April 25 at 7 p.m. Perry’s performance stems from his Independent collaboration is a good example of how Study project. He spotlights different different departments come together. In minorities on campus using his own their shows, different ideas join together original monologue. Perry adapted and share same core concept of identity his text from the themes and ideas of and “disidentification.” “It was something neither of us interviews he had with students in the Wooster population. He focuses on the expected,” said Haldane, considering the incorporation of Perry’s live concept of identity performed. “We choose to act in a certain way,” performance piece. “It was a blessing.” Perry explains. Like in Haldane’s The show will “combine theater with gallery, Perry portrays the concept art, philosophy, science and social justice of “disidentifying” the self, capturing that will move and change,” Haldane the malleability of identity. Perry’s concludes. Doors will open for the show April 25 performance explores how individuals can change and choose self-identity. at 6:30 p.m. Both Haldane and Perry selfHaldane and Perry will interact with this identify themselves as button-pushers and encourage the greater Wooster concept of identity in all facets. “Identity is turned off, skewed, community to come be challenged by embraced and celebrated,” said the “rawness” of the identities they have Haldane. Both seniors believe that this created and performed.
Album Review:Kid Cudi departs from excellence with 3rd album Sarah Carracher News Senior Staff Writer Kid Cudi’s much-anticipated third studio album, “Indicud,” was released a week early on April 16 after — to Cudi’s chagrin — the whole album was leaked online on April 9. “Indicud,” which includes many tracks produced solely by Cudi, has an increasingly experimental and even darker vibe than his previous albums. Kid Cudi’s last album to be associated with Kanye West’s GOOD Music production company opens with “The Resurrection of Scott Mescudi,” a nearly three minute instrumental which closes with a childlike voice: “Once you realize you can do anything, you’re free…You could fly.” To say the least, it’s a departure from the engaging and catchy opening tracks of “Man on the Moon” and “Man on the Moon II.” The album has its gems: “Just What I Am” was the album’s first single, released in Oct. 2012. The song addresses God and religion — and, perhaps obligatorily, marijuana. It is reminiscent of Cudi’s past albums but with a more experimental hook. “Young Lady,” “King Wizard,” and “Immortal” also remind the listener of Kid Cudi’s continually evolving perspective, but with a new take. The inevitable nostalgia that accompanies listening to certain tracks on “Indicud” is encouraged by frequent samples of older Cudi songs. However, after the first half of the
album, any cohesiveness among the songs evaporates. Whereas on previous albums every track seemed to anticipate the next, “Indicud” is unpredictable, and not in a good way. Though some of the tracks on the latter half of the album are solid, they simply do not fit together. Frequent featuring of other artists overshadows Cudi and they seem out of place — even awkward — on some tracks. In a few songs, Cudi seems to have adopted a role similar to David Guetta, writing and mixing songs for others to sing. For example, “Red Eye,” which features Haim, is almost entirely dominated by the soft rock girl group. Though “Red Eye” is catchy and likeable, Kid Cudi’s voice isn’t distinguishable until the very end of the song. Though these tracks starring other artists aren’t bad, they lack Cudi’s sound and contribute greatly to the fragmented style of the second half of the album. Furthermore, Cudi’s lyrics, typically engaging and meaningful, become increasingly lackluster and cliché as the album goes on. “Girls,” the album’s third single, not only objectifies women in an offensive manner atypical of Kid Cudi, but ends by rapper Too $hort classily exclaiming, “Bitch!” The second half of the album is dominated by distasteful lyrics, awkward tracks and a general lack of continuity. A few songs manage to have either quality lyrics or a semblance of Cudi’s easily-recognizable sound — these two characteristics, however, fail to combine and create a memorable, worthwhile, and truly Cudi-esque track on the second
half of the album. Though much of the album is disappointing to a dedicated Kid Cudi fan, the multiple quality tracks on the album make it worth checking out. The second
half falls below expectations, and its tracks may be appreciated from another perspective — they simply lack the qualities that listeners have come to expect from Kid Cudi.
Studio Art Senior I.S. Exhibitions Seniors Maggie Roberts (top) and Maddi Socolar (bottom) were featured in the MacKenzie Gallery in Ebert Art Center this week. Robert’s show titled “The History of the Americanization of Sushi and its Application” showcases her food photography, while Socolar’s show “Dream Worlds” consists of surrealist paintings . Both exhibitions opened April 14 and close on April 19.
WoosterStreetStyle: Showcasing personal style on campus
Today’s WooStreet fashionistas sport spring dresses and stylish toppers, but each girls show their own styles in the details. Maria Janasz ’13 (left) pairs her denim dress with a black cardigan and coordinating striped socks. In a more formal spin, Sarah Nation ’14 (right) adds structure to a loose lace shift with a light blue blazer. (Photos by Amanda Priest ’13)
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JURASSIC PARK GETS EVEN BETTER I recently had the greatest cinematic experience of my life when I saw “Jurassic Park” in 3D. My friend and I were the only two people in the theater, and we spent the entire time shouting at the screen LIBBA SMITH and giving each other color commentary on the action. I saw “Jurassic Park” for the first time over spring break, and now I have no idea how I didn’t see it at some point in my youth. My mother said that she remembers seeing it in theaters without her children, and while I don’t blame her for wanting some peace without a bunch of screaming minions around her, I am a bit perturbed that she didn’t at least bring me a copy on VHS. While I loved “Jurassic Park” in its original form, it doesn’t hold a candle to the 3D. We dodged a stampede, narrowly avoided a falling Jeep and hunkered down to avoid velociraptors that were chasing us through an industrialsized kitchen. Putting “Jurassic Park” into 3D was the greatest movie bolt of inspiration since someone decided to cast Jeff Goldblum in a role that often requires him to be shirtless. 3D has come a long way in a few short years. I saw the guinea pig spy movie, “G-Force” a few years ago in 3D, and I only remember noticing the special effects once. It was flat and lackluster. A movie like “Jurassic Park” is perfectly suited to 3D, with intense action scenes and plenty of opportunities for dinosaurs to jump out at the audience. I used to hate the idea of 3D, believing that it was only another excuse to jack up movie prices, but after “Jurassic Park,” I am a staunch believer in the medium. I’m even excited to see “The Great Gatsby” in 3D. My ticket for “Jurassic Park” wasn’t as high as I had expected, at only $9.50; still steep as movies go, but as 3D improves and more movies are made with it, the price will go down. One possible deterrent against 3D is the potential for health problems. My family saw “Life of Pi” in 3D with my grandmother, and she spent the entire time with a popcorn bucket between her knees because she was convinced that she was going to throw up. This would have been the second most disgusting thing I had ever seen her do, after eating whole pigs’ feet. But she is 82, and she still claimed to enjoy the movie after it was over. People go to the movies to be immersed in another world, to lose themselves in others’ lives and forget their own concerns for a few exhilarating hours. Nothing will ever replace the experience of sitting in a darkened theater and waiting with bated breath for the movie to start. Adding 3D to the mix only elevates the experience, helping the viewer to be physically transported to another world, even a world as far-fetched as a distant island crawling with dinosaurs. Libba Smith is an Arts & Entertainment editor for the Voice. She can be reached for comment at LiSmith13@ wooster.edu.
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Baseball dominates Hiram College
Bite-Sized Sports CAMPUS TENNIS TEAMS STRUGGLE The Wooster men’s and women’s tennis teams both lost in blowout fashion at home against Allegheny College on Saturday. The men’s team fell 9-0 to the Gators. Harrison Suttle ’16 came as close to a win as the Scots would get, losing to his opponent in a third-set tiebreaker after winning the first set 6-4. The men’s team also lost 9-0 on Monday, this time on the road against Kenyon College, who are ranked second in Div. III tennis. The women’s team also suffered a 9-0 setback against Allegheny. Lauren Gilliss ’13 played the best match of the day for the Scots, losing 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 4 spot. The men played Denison University on Wednesday after press time while the women played at Kenyon. Both teams will host Wittenberg University at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
Eddie Reese ’14 looks to stop a Hiram player from sliding into second during a 13-2 victory on Sunday afternoon (Photo by Cory Smith).
CAMPUS TRACK AND FIELD AT ALL-OHIOS The men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Delaware, Ohio on Saturday to compete at the All-Ohio Championships. While there was not much in terms of team success (the women finished in 14th place out of 20 while the men finished in 18th), Abena Boamah-Acheampong ’13 once again won the high jump. She cleared the bar at 5 feet, 4.25 inches, making her the only firstplace finisher for either Wooster team. Luke Hutchings-Goetz ’14 turned in the next best Scots’ performance, taking second place in the men’s 10,000 meters with a time of 31:50.43. Wooster will compete at the Kenyon Invitational tomorrow in Gambier, Ohio.
NCAA FOOTBALL OREGON ACKNOWLEDGES VIOLATIONS The University of Oregon athletic department, which has experienced tremendous football success in recent years, acknowledged on Monday that it has committed major recruiting violations and is proposing a self-imposed two-year probation. The university released 515 pages of documents on Monday night detailing violations from as far back as 2008. These included payments to a Houston area scouting service and a man named Willie Lyles, who had connections to recruits. The program also made 730 impermissible phone calls and had too many coaches involved in recruiting. Chip Kelly, who coached the team for the past four seasons, will escape punishment now that he coaches the Philadelphia Eagles.
Julie Kendall Sports Editor Wooster’s baseball team swept Hiram College in four games at Art Murray Field last weekend, boosting their season record to 19-7 and strengthening their grip on the first place standing in the NCAC East Division with a 7-1 conference record. The Fighting Scots were an offensive powerhouse on Saturday, overwhelming the Terriers in game one with 21 hits and 19 RBIs en route to a 20-1 victory. After giving up a run in the top of the first inning, Wooster’s batters ignited and put three runs on the board to take an early lead. They continued to increase that margin with five runs in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings, capped off by a two-run sixth inning. Pitcher Keenan White ’13 earned his sixth win of the season by throwing a complete game, striking out 11 and allowing only seven hits. Game two played out in a similar fashion, this time with Matt Felvey ’14 earning the win and improving his record to 2-2. Once again, the Terriers
scored the first run in the top of the first, but the Scots responded quickly with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Wooster added four more runs over the next two innings, but really came alive in the sixth, when they strung together four consecutive extra-base hits to put the game out of Hiram’s reach. Ryan Miner ’13 started things off with a double, followed by a triple from Jerrod Mancine ’14, a double from John McLain ’15 and a two-run homer by Eddie Reese ’14. A bases-loaded RBI single from Frank Vance ’15 in the seventh secured the victory with a final score of 12-2. The Scots’ momentum continued into Sunday where they won the first game with a 9-1 score. After climbing to a 2-1 lead over the first two-and-ahalf innings, Wooster loaded the bases in the third inning with two walks and a single from Johnathan Ray ’13. On the next at bat, Cal Thomay ’14 sent the first pitch sailing just inside the left-field foul line for a grand slam, giving the Scots a five-run advantage. They would add three more unearned runs in the fifth inning. Steve Hagen ’14 earned the win, throwing a complete game to improve to 4-1. He
allowed only five hits and tallied six strikeouts. The series ended with another routing, this time with the Scots winning 13-2. Wooster got off to a quick start, tallying five runs in the second inning. With the bases loaded, Mancine drew a walk for the first score. Bryan Miller ’14 sent the next pitch to left-center for two RBIs, followed by another RBI single from Reese. The Scots recorded another unearned run on a muffed throw to gain a 5-1 lead. The hits continued with Miller contributing two more RBIs in the fourth and fifth innings and Mancine adding another two-RBI single in the fifth. The sixth inning featured two more RBIs each from Vance and Mike Ries ’14 to put the score out of reach. Kyle Koski ’14 struck out eight batters over seven full innings on the mound and allowed just six hits. He improves his record to 4-2 on the season. The Scots continue conference play this weekend with a four-game series against Oberlin College at home. Games begin at noon and 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday at Art Murray Field.
Softball falls to .500 on season after rough weekend Lincoln Plews Senior Sports Writer The Fighting Scots softball team dropped back-to-back close games against DePauw University this past Saturday, but bounced back to split a pair of games with Wittenberg on Sunday, bringing them to an even .500 on the season at 13-13. The games against DePauw in Greencastle, Ind. were both gritty, low scoring battles. In the first game, the teams were tied at 1-1 through seven innings. The extra innings were equally lacking in offense, until DePauw managed a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to take the win 3-1. The second game worked out much the same, as the teams went into the bottom of the 7th tied at two apiece, only to have DePauw knock in a walk-off hit to take the game 3-2.
After their tough losses on Saturday, the Scots returned to Wooster on Sunday to play another conference doubleheader against their conference rivals, the Wittenberg Tigers. The Tigers came to Wooster with a record of 13-6, giving them the best overall win percentage in the conference. The first game looked very much like the previous matchups against DePauw, with the score tied 2-2 at the end of regulation, again forcing the game into extra innings. The score remained tied until the top of the 10th inning, when Wittenberg produced an offensive explosion, scoring five runs and taking an insurmountable 7-2 lead. After three games in two days (two of which went into extra innings), the Scots were exhausted going into the final game against Wittenberg. They kept their resolve, however, and took an early 1-0 lead thanks to
a triple by Paige Goldberg ’15. She was brought home on the next play by a sacrifice bunt from Erica Villa ’13. The Fighting Scots increased their lead to five runs in the second inning, thanks to another RBI from Villa, a bases-loaded walk drawn by Taylor Raybuck ’16 and a two-run single from Demi Hart ’15. Wittenberg scored one unearned run in the fourth, but Wooster locked down and held their lead to take the win, 5-1. Wooster currently stands in seventh place in the North Coast Athletic Conference at 2-6, six games behind fourth-place Kenyon College (the top four teams enter into the conference tournament in May). However, with 10 conference games remaining on the schedule, including a home double-header against Kenyon on Saturday, the Scots are still in the running for the conference tournament.
Gina Pirolozzi ’13 winds up during a 10-inning game against Wittenberg (Photo by Amanda Priest).
THE BOOK OF MARMON
The most interesting prospects in the NFL Draft The 2013 NFL Draft starts this coming Thursday night. Football fans wallowing through the offseason can take some joy in watching teams make improvements, seeing young men have their wildest dreams come true Travis Marmon on national television and look in awe at ESPN’s resident avian Mel Kiper, Jr. and his frighteningly encyclopedic knowledge of almost every prospect in the country. This draft is going to be an odd one for sure. Whereas last year, top picks Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III,
Trent Richardson and Matt Kalil were all obvious choices by their respective teams and had great success during the season, there are very few sure-fire prospects this year. The safest picks in the draft appear to be offensive tackles Luke Joeckel and Jake Fisher, but they don’t have easily predictable destinations and do not play an exciting position. The quarterback class is incredibly underwhelming compared to last year, and many players who were once highly touted took dramatic falls in stock after the NFL Combine. Below are some of the more intriguing players and their possible teams. Geno Smith The West Virginia quarterback looks like a reach in the first round compared to last year’s class, but he clearly has been
the best QB prospect in an otherwise disappointing crop. Smith has very good pocket presence and can make plays with his feet if necessary. He is not a scrambler, but rather a shifty quarterback in the mold of Aaron Rodgers. His numbers dropped off over the course of the season, but he has high potential. Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Buffalo and the New York Jets could all be looking for a quarterback in the top 10. Dion Jordan It looked like there would be a glut of pass-rushers at the top of the draft a few months ago, but disappointing combines and health concerns dropped players like Barkevious Mingo, Jarvis Jones and Bjoern Werner out of most analysts’ top 10 lists. Oregon’s athletically
freakish Jordan is raw and does not have the numbers of his competitors, but his speed and 6’6”, 248-pound frame could create match-up nightmares in the NFL. Originally recruited as a tight end, teams are hoping to find a Jason Pierre-Paul type player in Jordan, using pure skill to make up for inexperience. See also: BYU’s Ziggy Ansah, another prospect whose athleticism bolted him into the top 10. Detroit, Cleveland and Jacksonville are possible destinations for both players. Star Lotulelei Utah’s dominant defensive tackle was once projected as a top five pick, but a heart condition (which turned out to be a false alarm) scared teams off. Florida’s Sharrif Floyd appears to be the consensus choice for the Oakland Raiders, but
Lotulelei could find himself going to Carolina or New Orleans in the middle of the first round. Hopefully he will beat the health concerns and go on to have a great career. Manti Te’o All eyes will be on the former Notre Dame star in the wake of his girlfriend hoax fiasco, but the real question is if he can live up to the name he made for himself on the field. It’s hard to evaluate inside linebackers — tackle statistics are unreliable and a great all-around defense can mask deficiencies. But as naïve as Te’o may be in his personal life, he was a great leader at Notre Dame, and that should translate into the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings is his most likely destination.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Lacrosse teams take on Ohio Wesleyan and DePauw Megan McGinley Staff Writer On Saturday, The College of Wooster hosted both men’s and women’s lacrosse games. The men took on Ohio Wesleyan University for their Senior Day, losing 9-5, while the women devastated DePauw University with a score of 20-5. The women’s match began well for the Scots, with a goal each from Clare Nelson-Johnson ’13, Eliza Perry ’14, Shelby Stone ’15 and Ellie Hudson-Heck ’16. The Tigers were able to score two quick goals in response, attempting to stage a comeback, but were unable to fight off the Scots’ attack. The Scots scored nine more goals by the end of the first half; four from Nelson-Johnson, and one each from Hudson-Heck, Cassie Greenbaum ’14, Ashley Parry ’15, Molly Sennett ’15 and Kelly Brethauer ’16. The second half was highlighted by the Scots’ defensive strength, allowing only five shots to be taken. Goalkeeper Isabel Perman ’16 only had to make one save in the half, adding to her total of six saves in the game. Shawna
Patrick Edson ’16 looks for space to pass against a stingy Ohio Wesleyan defense during a loss on Saturday (Photo by Cory Smith). Ferris ’13 is expected to return as starting goalkeeper in their upcoming games after recovering from a concussion. Offensively, Nelson-Johnson added another two goals to the Scots’ total (giving her a new career high of seven goals in a single game) while Parry, Perry,
Alison Schlothauer ’14, Abby Szlachta ’16 and Heather Honn ’16 added one goal apiece. The Scots played Denison University on Tuesday after press time and will face Kenyon College tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Gambier, Ohio. The men’s game began
slowly, with no goals until Ohio Wesleyan scored about five minutes in. Only a few moments later they scored again, giving them a 2-0 lead over the Scots. The Bishops held this lead until the end of the first period. The second period did not begin well for the Scots as the
Bishops scored another goal only 35 seconds in. The Scots finally got on the board, though, with a goal from PJ Dallman ’15. The Scots were then able to decrease the deficit to one with a goal from Matt Ranck ’13. The Bishops would not be taken down easily though, returning with another three goals before the end of the second period and adding a fourth at the beginning of the third period. A goal by Harry Kemp ’16 kept the Scots in the game, but the Bishops returned with another goal to end the third period with an 8-3 lead. The fourth period began to look like a comeback for the Scots with two goals from Dallman and Ranck. However, the Bishops added another goal and the Scots were unable to come back from the four-goal deficit. The Scots played at Hiram College on Sunday, April 14, obliterating them with a 21-0 win. All three of the Scots’ keepers saw action and helped to maintain the shutout. The Scots also played Kenyon College on Wednesday after press time. They will travel to Oberlin College tomorrow for a game starting at 7 p.m.
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4 - 7 p.m. EarthFest, Lowry 12 - 9 p.m. Baseball vs. Oberlin Front Patio Doubleheader 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Concert: 1 p.m. Softball vs. Kenyon Wooster Chorus & Wooster 1 - 3 p.m. W Tennis vs. Witt Symphony Orchestra, Gault 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Wooster SingRecital Hall ers Concert, Gault Recital Hall 8:15 - 10 p.m. Spring Dance 8:15 - 10 p.m. Spring Dance Concert, Freedlander Concert, Freedlander
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28 1 - 2 p.m. Equestrian Team Exhibition, Wayne County Fairgrounds 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Scot Symphonic Band Concert, McGaw
4 - 9 p.m. Baseball vs. John Carroll
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