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THE NEW PERSPECTIVE Thursday, November 15, 2001 • Volume 25, Issue 5 • http://orgs.cc.edu/newperspective
Former Carroll student awaits prosecution in battery case BY
SARAH SCHLEICHER News Editor
A former Carroll College student could face criminal prosecution charges stemming from a confrontation last month that police say might have been fueled by alcohol and Òfighting words.Ó Facts of the Oct. 11 case are being reviewed by the Waukesha County District AttorneyÕs Office, according to Waukesha Police Capt. Mike Babe. Babe said police are seeking a charge of battery against the suspect, who resides at the 200 block of North Charles St. The former Carroll student was involved in a fight in which he struck a 20-year-old Carroll student in the face with a closed fist numerous times, according to Waukesha Police Sgt. Jeff Fulwiler. According to the police report, after leaving a party, the victim was approached by four males, one of which is a member of the Beta Pi
Epsilon fraternity. One of them asked the victim why he was ÒdissingÓ the Beta fraternity, after which words were exchanged and the confrontation ensued. Fulwiler said the victim attempted to defend himself but was unable to because he was fighting against four perpetrators. Police were called to the scene, in the 300 block of North East Ave., after the conclusion of the incident. Only one of the four, the current suspect whose name could not be released, was identified as an active combatant. He was arrested, transported to the Waukesha Police Dept. and held overnight until he no longer presented a threat. The victim, whose name also could not be released, suffered abrasions on the forehead, swelling around the left eye, and a bloody nose. The victim declined medical attention. Further information will be available pending official charges from the Waukesha County District AttorneyÕs Office.
Photo by Andy Farrell
In a pick-up game of ultimate frisbee on Main Lawn last Saturday, Haakon Haakenson jumps to receive a frisbee pass while being blocked by Jeremiah Hohl.
Wisconsin or Africa: Which would you choose?
For most people, being a student at Carroll College this January brings only one image to mind - snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures, weekends spent shivering while dreaming of hotter climates. This is, after all, Wisconsin. Some students, however, had plans to escape the bitter winter of
Wisconsin. Many of those who donÕt wander around college in a blissful daze may have the noticed the board (in Main Hall) suggesting opportunities to abroad in January. The programs are known as BICEP and NCEP, the British International Credit Earning Program and the New Cultural Experiences Program, respectively. The BICEP group was going to Bristol, in the United Kingdom, and the NCEP group were going to East Africa, primarily Tanzania. Both trips were cancelled.
Following the events of Sept. 11, no one knew how the political climate was going to develop, with the possible exception of the genuine clairvoyants among us. As Frank Falcone, the President of Carroll said, ÒThere was little time to wait and see if world conditions would improve, thereby making international travel safer.Ó Talking about the NCEP trip to East Africa, Dr. Falcone explains that a decision on whether or not the trip should go ahead had to be made quickly so
plane tickets could be booked. ÒA few days before this decision had to be made our Board of Trustees met, and some trustees expressed concern about Carroll students travelling so soon after the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.Ó Consequently, the cancellation of the NCEP trip was authorized. With regard to the BICEP program, the only other college participating in the scheme was Buena Vista College in Iowa. Buena Vista can-
Arts & Entertainment
LEONARD MURPHY Staff Writer
See NCEP Page 2
Admissions Policies, page 3
International Recruitment, page 4
Silver Side Up, page 12
Winter Preview, page 15
BushÕs Tax Plan, page 3
Dr. Larry Harper, page 4
Movies, Movies, Movies, page 14
PAAC, page 16
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News Briefs: News around campus
Executive Staff News Editor..............................Sarah Schleicher Features Editor........................Amanda Johnson Arts & Entertainment............Tabitha Menning Sports Editor.............................Nathan Brunner Photography Editor........................Andy Farrell Layout Editors.....................Sarah Fiebelkorn & Susan Brastad Faculty Advisor.................................Linda Spice
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AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor
If you have any small news notes or events going on in your department, office or organization and want to let the whole campus know, tell us! Contact Amanda Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at x6900. Pre-Law Club Carroll CollegeÕs first pre-law club is up and running under the advising of politics Professor Greg Rabidoux. Officers include: president Paula Steel, vice presi-
dent Angela Blondell, secretary Anna Schifsky, treasurer Sandi Slesnick, and public relations officer Sandie Springer. The club is focusing on future course work and different events and speakers they can bring to campus. They would like to bring recruits and speakers aboard to talk about law school and the application process for students interested in entering law. They also are looking at holding practice L-SAT tests for students and thinking of future trips to open houses at different law schools. The next meeting is proposed for Wednesday 21st. For more details call Sandie Springer at x7598 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Black Student Union The Black Student Union (BSU) is offering a one-time hip-hop dance lessons for $1 to anyone interested. They are teaching everything from the Cha Cha Slide to the Harlem Shake. If you want to learn some new moves, go to the Campus Center Ballroom, located in the upper level of the Campus Center, on Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.
10/29/01 Took report of damage to a vehicle that had occurred Oct. 22 in lot 7. The rear passenger quarter panel was damaged.
11/4/01 Responded to a fire alarm at the Bergstrom Complex. Alarm apparently caused by the inappropriate discharge of a fire extinguisher. In addition, it was found that a smoke detector was knocked off the ceiling on third floor of South Bergstrom.
Madrigal Dinner The Madrigal Dinner will be held again this year in the Main Dinning Room, located in the campus center. Selected dates are Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 4 p.m.
Photography Aaron Becker, Nate Ellingson, Dan OÕConnell
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Crime Beat Carroll College Campus Safety 10/23/01 A subject was arrested at approximately 2:30 a.m. near the library for possession of a controlled substance. 10/23/01 At 8:50 a.m., secured an unlocked vehicle in lot 1 with valuables visible. 10/23/01 Took report from a student who has been receiving annoying AOL messages as well as hang-up calls. 10/28/01 Took report of dispute between several people in the Bergstroms.
10/31/01 Responded to a medical emergency in Kilgour at 9:30 p.m. Subject was not transported. 11/1/01 Took report of criminal damage to property at South Bergstrom. Someone had broken an exterior window on the east side of the building. 11/1/01 Took report of the theft of money from a cash box in Van Male. 11/02/01 Took report of the theft of an extension cord from the Shattuck Auditorium.
11/6/01 Took a report of damage to a small trailer in the lot of 124 McCall street. 11/6/01 Responded to a fire alarm at 239 North East Ave. Alarm malfunction, no problem. If you have any information reference the above incidents that could assist the victims, please contact Campus Safety at x7300.
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celled all their January programs before students could enroll in the courses. At Carroll, no such decision was made and international programs have been approved or cancelled on an individual basis. The International Off-Campus Program (IOP) faculty committee did not recommend cancelling the BICEP trip, as many schools around the country were still going ahead with their offcampus programs. However, an administrative deci-
sion at Carroll was made, again before plane tickets were due to be booked, and the trip was cancelled. Those students enrolled in the BICEP program will get the opportunity to go in the summer, and there is another NCEP course to Japan still going ahead next May. Meanwhile, even though two programs have been cancelled, there are still Carroll students going abroad this January, a number of students to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (in the United Kingdom) as well as those who are doing their own independent studies
abroad. Amber Yost, for example, is one student travelling to Valladolid, Spain)next semester. When asked how she felt about the trip in light of the current political climate, she said, ÒI have been planning this study abroad for a long time and still feel secure in my decision to go.Ó Essentially, Carroll College is by no means preventing students from travelling abroad.
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NEWS Admissions policies not different for minority students BY STACEY TOMCZYK Special to The New Perspective As colleges and universities around the nation are scrutinized for their admission policies, Carroll College maintains strong admission standards. Recently, discoveries that colleges and universities are more lenient towards minority admission applicants have led to many investigations into area colleges. Schools as close as University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have been investigated by state officials and have had to review and explain their policies. At Carroll though, this is not so. Carroll uses a computerized formula for admission that combines a prospective studentÕs class rank, grade point average and SAT or ACT scores. The computer then provides a score. When the studentÕs score does
not meet a required number, the application may go to a special admission committee. The committee then takes into consideration as the classes the student took, whether the student is improving and any possible learning disabilities. During this process, the committee does not take the applicantÕs race into consideration. This technology which has been in place for the past five years has helped admissions to be blind to nationality and race. This does not mean that Carroll does not encourage and welcome minorities, though, according to Jim Wiseman, the vice president of enrollment at Carroll. He recalls recruiting minorities a Òbalancing act.Ó Wiseman said the college goes out of its way to boost CarrollÕs minority enrollment through minority recruiters, but the school will not settle for any student, because admissions is looking for someone who can be successful. CarrollÕs top priority is
to Òlook for students who can graduate from Carroll College,Ó he said. Right now at Carroll, approximately 10 percent of CarrollÕs students are minority groups. Only three percent of this includes students from another country who came to study in the United States. For a private school in Wisconsin, this is a high percentage, according to Wiseman. The average private school of our size only has about a four to five percent minority enrollment. In addition, CarrollÕs graduation rate compares evenly with the other private schools. Students think this is a good policy to have in place. Ò I think that it is good that they have a standard for minorities to meet because they should not be any different from other students. We have standards and itÕs not fair if theirs is any different,Ó said sophomore Brittany Tythcott. Other students have echoed this same sentiment.
Campus has mixed viewpoints on BushÕs tax cut plan BY
AARON BECKER AND AMANDA BOTHE Staff Writers
Depending upon where you reside along the political spectrum, President BushÕs tax cut plan may inspire a variety of emotions. For most Republicans and conservative thinkers, his $1.35 trillion victory is a victory indeed; it gives back to the American people a fair share of their federal taxes. Democrats and liberals, however, tend to perceive the cut as something that benefits only the wealthy and could be detrimental to the nationÕs economy. Seeking to grasp the various political beliefs that flow through Carroll College, a team of reporters recently interviewed a handful of knowledgeable professors, campus organization leaders and students in regard to BushÕs tax cut plan. In a campus opinion survey of 135 students, 56 students supported the plan, 24 opposed and 55 had no opinion. Junior Christina Lien, president
of the College Democrats, believes the 10-year plan was a bipartisan move wherein both parties benefited in some ways. Because half of AmericaÕs taxpayers account for more than 90 percent of the total federal tax revenue, it should come as no surprise that the bulk of the refund will go to the middle and upper classes. But Lien has reservations about the way in which the surplus will be given back to the public, saying lower-income people Ð who pay little or nothing in federal taxes Ð should receive the refund because, in her words, ÒItÕs a matter of fairness.Ó She also speculated the refunds would benefit the economy better if they were distributed among the poor. ÒWhen the rich get the money back, they usually save it or invest it,Ó Lien said. ÒIf the poor would get a refund, they would spend it, which would stimulate the economy.Ó Other Democrats criticize the cut from a long-term economic perspective, saying the cash windfall will simply need to be paid back in the future. ÒWhat looked like a tax cut vic-
tory is now not,Ó professor Mary Kazmierczak said. The politics guru said the current rebates will simply take away from the taxpayer'sÕ spring rebates. She speculated the tax cut will not stimulate the economy, as Bush claims, because Òconsumer confidence is downÓ due to the Sept. 11 tragedies, meaning people will likely save, not spend, their rebate checks. Instead of using the surplus as an across-the-board tax cut, Kazmierczak said the government should have invested it in federal programs, such as education or social security, which would benefit the nation better than a tax cut. She agreed the move was a bipartisan victory, but added, ÒBut, of course, in any bipartisan victory, everybody gets screwed.Ó Politics professor Lelan McLemore also believes BushÕs plan is a bad idea, both politically and economically, and that returning the surplus to the public will cause the government to be without adequate funds. In addition, McLemore criticized how Bush promoted the plan, saying the president used too much money for publicity.
Just ThinkÉ (but not too hard) BY NATHAN TRITT Editor-in-Chief Why do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we wonÕt miss a call from someone we didnÕt want to talk to in the first place? If a man speaks and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong? Does killing time damage eternity? Why is it that when the bad guy shoots at Superman he sticks out his chest and lets the bullets bounce off it, but when the bad guy throws the gun Superman ducks? Why is it called lipstick if you can still move your lips? If a mime swears, does his mommy make him wash his hands? Why is it that night falls, but day breaks? If Geronimo jumped out of a plane, what would he say? Why is the third hand on the watch called a second hand? Whose cruel idea was it to put an s in the word lisp? Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons? Do they really prosecute people who remove those tags on pillows? Are part-time bandleaders semiconductors? McLemore, however, believes the rebates will not cause economic problems. The conservative wing at Carroll is taking a different approach. Tom Lyons, president of the College Republicans, said it is better to have individuals spend the money See Tax Cut Page 5
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FEATURES WhatÕs next for Dr. Larry Harper after An American Tribute? BY KATIE WEST Special to The New Perspective Many of you may know Dr. Larry Harper, chair of the Music Department. One thing you may not be aware of is that he is a busy man on a daily basis. To begin with, the Carroll College Wind Symphony just completed a very successful program Friday, Nov. 2, titled ÒAn American Tribute.Ó ÒIt was a thrilling concert,Ó Dr. Harper said. He said the audience was very enthusiastic and the group played with a lot of energy and enthusiasm as well. The concert was a very
diverse program involving everything from an era of music called Baroque, to music from Porgy and Bess, as well as a theatre piece. The concert concluded with an exciting magical effect, involving slides, ping-pong balls, dancing and ultra violet lights. While caught up in the excitement, itÕs no doubt that Dr. Harper will be missed, seeing that he is scheduled for sabbatical for the spring 2002 semester. ÒI have several projects I will be working on,Ó Dr. Harper said. There are three major projects Dr. Harper will be preparing for while on sabbatical. Aside from preparing a presentation in New York, he has also taken on the chair of the professional band network. This will consist of compil-
Carroll recruits students from around the world BY AMBER YOST Staff Writer Imagine beginning your studies at college without first visiting the campus. Throw in a few thousand miles and an ocean in between, and to many, this thought becomes unimaginable. However, CarrollÕs 55 full time undergraduate students traveling from 24 countries as far away as Nepal and India to CarrollÕs campus have stories similar to this. ÒI am fascinated to discover how students find out about Carroll,Ó Greet Provoost, director of international student admission, said. ÒSome tell me it is through a PetersonÕs guide to colleges or scholarship surveys. Others have done a high school exchange in the area, have personal contacts or relationships with students here and then there are still others who do Internet research and find us.Ó Despite the bankruptcy of Up With People last December, Carroll is experiencing its highest international enrollment since 1996, and perhaps ever. As Up With People previously supplied about half of CarrollÕs international students each year, CarrollÕs diversity in enrollment may have gone bleak if it were not for the experienced and compassionate admissions counselor who, according to students,
deserves much credit. ÒShe was very good at communicating before I came here, and met me personally at the airport when I arrived,Ó Aneet Boora, sophomore from India said. ÒShe is here for us emotionally. She makes us feel cared for, loved and wanted on campus. Also, she remains in touch with international students and informs them of the latest issues.Ó Provoost has established recruitment contacts at two international schools in Europe. More interesting, however, was the establishment of an intricate partnership with Punjab Public School in Nabha, India, two years ago. The partnership includes mandatory summer school in India, taught by CarrollÕs Associate Professor of English, Dr. Deirdre Keenan. The first wave of students, 15 in all, from this partnership made their way to the residence halls this fall to contribute to the dorm life in a way that Provoost considers most important. ÒI think thatÕs where the learning happens the most,Ó Provoost said. It helps in the development of understanding that different people do things differently. I think that is so needed in this world, and that is really the beauty of CarrollÕs international focus floors.Ó Although the third and fourth See Recruitment Page 5
ing a listing of all the professional bands in the world. On top of these projects, Dr. Harper will be heading out on a concert tour of Holland in late May accompanied by the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, consisting of quite a few of the Carroll Music faculty. ÒWe will be featured in Amsterdam and broadcasted live on national radio,Ó he said. These projects will be very time consuming, and he will be spending quite a bit of time throughout the semester preparing for these detailed
Dr. Lawrence Harper
projects. Dr. Harper is hoping to be rejuvenated at the end of his sabbatical and ready to begin a fresh new year in fall 2002, he said.
Greek Corner: Activities abound BY ADAM RYGG Staff Writer These past two weeks have been filled with many things for the Greek community here at Carroll College. All Greeks participated in the semi-annual Serenading event Tuesday, Oct. 30. Serenading is a night when the female organizations come to the fraternity houses in a pre-determined rotation. As each female group arrives, the two organizations exchange songs and pleasantries, including announcing new member classes and recognizing senior members. One week later was the Tympanning event. This is a much more relaxed setting in which the male fraternities go to all four female organizations at the same time. Again, there is an exchange of songs. Individually, the Greeks spent the past two weeks doing many things for the college, the community, and themselves. Here are some of those activities. Delta Rho Upsilon The men of ∆ΡΥ, along with Greek
Council advisor and Carroll College Chaplain Bill Humphries, once again participated in Project Move. Project Move helps people in the community by providing a volunteer labor force to assist people in a variety of ways, most noticeably moving furniture, etc. ∆ΡΥ continued its philanthropic efforts by assisting a Brookfield couple with their yard work. Giving time and effort is all a part of giving back to the community that supports you. Alpha Gamma Delta The ladies of ΑΓ∆ held their annual fall semi-formal Friday, Nov. 9. Chi Omega The Chi OÕs are in the beginning stages of becoming pen pals via the USO. Also, they will be taking a turn in Project Move. They also were recently visited by their nationals, which had nothing but positive results. In chapter activities, the Chi Omega semi-formal was held Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Loft. If any Greeks have anything they would like to submit for printing in Greek Corner, please email me at email@example.com. All submissions will be reviewed.
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FEATURES Person on the street: What do you think of the international focus floors? BY AMBER YOST Staff Writer How many people do you know from Kenya, England or India? If a simple conversation between people born on different continents can be quite interesting, can you imagine what excitement may result from living together? On the third and fourth floors of Steele, designated as international focus floors this year, Carroll students have had this very opportunity. When the student body was asked about the focus floor idea, wide range of thoughts transpired. ÒItÕs fun! We can interact with American students and have made many American friends,Ó Chiranjeev Khaira, Indian student known better as ÒSunnyÓ said.
Another new student from India, Roopam Garg said: ÒI really love living on fourth floor. One night, the girls were in the hall dancing and wearing make-up and costumes, and I really enjoyed it.Ó ÒI learned so much from Amsale and Yvonne,Ó Charis Calender said, referring to international friends. ÒAs a non-international student, I thought it was great to get the opportunity to live on the international floor.Ó Junior Maichee Vang, who lives on the focus floor, explained, ÒPeople can get close-minded if they are not put in an environment in which there are a variety of cultures.Ó Some students raised concern that perhaps not enough students are gaining this opportunity. ÒInternational focus floors are great because they give international students an environment in which it is easier for them to relate and adjust.
But on the other hand, concentrating them all in one area makes me wonder if it wouldnÕt be better for the general student body to have international students spread throughout all dorms,Ó Haakon Haakenson, Steele third floor Resident Assistant, (RA) said. Matt Kirkpatrick, living in New Hall said, ÒI think they should be spread out and should have American roommates so they can learn from each other.Ó International students are not required to live on the two floors, and some students wonder if the choice to live there is the best decision for international students. ÒI understand that the support is important for international students, but I think it prevents them from getting the full college experience,Ó said Jeff Hooks, who lived in the complex with international students before. ÒI donÕt see how spreading out
international students out would help since people donÕt try talk to them [international students],Ó said Bertrand Tirel, student from France living in Steele. His roommate, Jason Newnum from Ohio, agreed. ÒHow much effort is made on the part of most American students to get to know the international students? It is hard to get to know someone just saying Ôhow ya doinÕ in passing,Ó he said. Perhaps Newnum hit it on the head. It takes more initiative on everyoneÕs part to make use of the diversity of people on Campus. The focus floors are meant to fulfill that very goal. For those who donÕt have the opportunity to live in Steele this year, try striking up a conversation in the coffee shop or while at work in the athletic facilities, the main dinning room, anywhere. Who knows how far an international conversation could take you.
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than to let the federal government Òwaste it.Ó ÒIf the government has a surplus, the only moral solution would be to return that money back to the people who created the surplus,Ó Lyons said. ÒA surplus simply means that the people were overtaxed. ItÕs a simple case of who knows how to spend your money best Ð the government or you.Ó Sophomore politics major Josh Riewe agrees. ÒI think itÕs a good idea,Ó he said. ÒItÕs a rollback to people getting their money back from the government.Ó To those who say the cut only benefits the wealthy, Riewe responds: ÒI think thatÕs a gross misconception of the planÉitÕs a matter of the media twisting Mr. BushÕs words.Ó He said business owners ought to receive a healthy portion of the rebate because they employ workers and, therefore, will pass the wealth to those they employ. Economically, Riewe speculated the rebates will spur an increase in both spending and saving across the
United States. ÒI think people will begin saving more money because you wonÕt have to give so much of it to the government,Ó he said. Robert Baumann, a junior English major, agreed that wealthy people should benefit the most, but only because they pay more in the first place. He said the tax cut plan would work eventually if everyone were patient with the economy, instead of wanting immediate results. Like McLemore, junior Abel Miller said Bush spent too much money on publicity for the tax cut, and that scaling back on promotional mailings could have saved a great deal of money. Nevertheless, Miller describes himself as an overall Bush supporter. Student Stephanie Puyier agrees with the tax cut plan. She sympathized with Bush in regard to the negative feedback resounding from the political left, saying, ÒWith (the presidentÕs) job, you can never do anything right.Ó
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floors of Steele have been named, Òinternational focus floors,Ó Provoost explained that international students are not limited to them. Some older students have opted for New Hall or Charles House, and some have felt more comfortable in Kilgour. Even on the focus floors, about half are foreign students and half U.S.-born students, providing what Provoost explains as a Òmore significant experience for everyone.Ó ÒWeÕve learned from experience.Ó she said. ÒIf the students are spread too thin, they drown.Ó She also said complex director Doreen Carey has much experience living in international dorms and the school would never favor designating a floor for only foreign-born students. During holidays, many international students remain on campus. Thus, the decision was made not only for a support system for students, but for practicality of designating one complex for vacation keys and security reasons. The year has not been without challenges though. Despite the amount of preparation and ongoing communication and orientations, one could never have planned for international
studentsÕ concerns resulting from Sept. 11. ÒThe international students reacted with sincere concerns, from, ÔShould I go home?Õ to frustration with the local media and how things are portrayed,Ó Provoost said. ÒThose who came with naive eyes and this rosy picture of the U.S. had to face up to a new reality.Ó Carroll staff members quickly assembled to hear the international students and discuss possible new visa procedures. Provoost was happy to say there have been no reports of openly hostile instances against the foreignborn population at Carroll. However, issues of cultural understanding were brought up and international students put together a display to help inform people about the countries they represent, which is the main way these students benefit the Carroll community. ÒI am happy to be here. Greet was so understanding and the attention that she gave to me during the recruitment process made me feel good about the school before I got here,Ó freshmen Ingrid Soto from the Dominican Republic said. ÒCarroll is not the most diverse school ever; however, the international student community is slowly making an impact and throughout the years, that influence will grow.Ó
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EDITORIALS Bible Stories 101: Where is todayÕs prophetic voice? BY
REV. WILLIAM HUMPHREYS Staff Writer
The recent local production (Shattuck auditorium) by the Waukesha Choral Union (chorus, soloists, orchestra) of Felix MendelssohnÕs (the composer) oratorio ÒELIJAHÓ prompts me to ask a couple of questions, especially: Who was Elijah? and ÒWhat might we learn from him today?Ó Elijah, according to the JudeoChristian scriptures, was a prophet called by God (the God of the Bible, the God of Jesus of Nazareth) to keep on being a faithful witness before a King (Ahab) who had set aside his own faith in order to get along more popularly with his generally poor-mannered queen (Jezebel) and her brothers and sisters in faith (if you can call manipulation and murder ÒfaithÓ). Confronting and avoiding the king along the way led Elijah to some interesting stories, recounted for the most part in I Kings, chapters 17-20. The interesting story in chapter 17 tells of ElijahÕs care in the midst of famine and a sort of exile. God tells him to go to Zarephath, the community, and get friendly with a widow there. It turns out that the widow has a son, and the two of them are eating their very last supply of food. To try to feed another hungry mouth would pretty much run out their supply completely and likely leave all three of them hungry, and with little hope of finding more food at the local food pantry. But no! ElijahÕs presence brings along the divine intervention necessary to keep the food supply going! And when the son dies, Elijah is able to restore him to life. The story wants readers to clearly know and sincerely understand that God is like that! And divine power makes good things happen! An interesting note here, even bothersome to some, is that the widow of Zarephath was clearly a foreign woman, living a foreign lifestyle, worshiping a foreign god. And yet (yet being among the amazing threeletter words of faith, along with "but") and yet God uses her to work the necessary miracles to make the point: God is powerful on the side of justice and faithfulness! What do we think these days about God's regard for peo-
ple outside of the faith we claim for ourselves? Another interesting Elijah story, told mostly in chapter 18, is of his encounter with the cheering followers of the wayward god, Baal. Elijah rises to the challenge to prove that his god is the one to follow, and the scene is set: 850 prophets of Baal and Asherah come to Mt. Carmel to prove the power of their god; Elijah, alone, meets them there. HereÕs the deal: weÕll set up an altar here, and lay out two sacrificial bulls. You guys have from 9 to noon to call on your god to see if [he] will consume the bull. And after that, I, Elijah, will call on my God to consume the bull. Òand the God who answers by fire, [he] is God.Ó Guess what? The Baal worshippers do their song and dance for the appointed time and nothing happens. Elijah taunts them: maybe your God has slept in, cry louder. Maybe your god is off on a journey. Maybe your god is distracted. Time runs out on the first half, so now it becomes ElijahÕs turn! Elijah increased the challenge by pouring gallons of water on the sacrificial bull. Then he had a trench dug around the altar and had the trench filled with water, all in the interest of making the challenge for his own god even more demanding. And Elijah said, ÒO Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word. Answer me, O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that thou, O Lord, art God, and that thou hast turned their hearts back.Ó Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, ÒThe Lord, he is God; the Lord, he is God.Ó YIKES! The next verse continues the story: And Elijah said to them, ÒSeize the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape.Ó And they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and killed them there.Ó -I Kings 18:36-40 I donÕt know why Elijah was such a sore winner. And then the third Elijah narrative of interest to me comes from the mountain where Elijah went to experi-
ence the presence of God. To ElijahÕs enlightenment and sometimes to our great surprise, the presence of God was not in the great wind that passed by; it was not in the earthquake that occurred; it was not in the fire. Rather the presence of God was in the Òstill small voiceÓ that followed, giving direction. The Elijah story continues until heÕs taken up into heaven, even as
some traditions celebrate that his being taken up occurred in lieu of his dying. The Elijah tradition continues into the Christian story, as weÕre told that some people thought Jesus must be Elijah, as Elijah appears with Jesus on the mountain in the Transfiguration story, and as the crucified Jesus is misunderstood to be callSee Bible Stories 101 Page 7
WWAGD? What would Al Gore do? BY NATHAN TRITT Editor-in-Chief Just more than one year ago, I, as well as the rest of the nation, faced a tough decision. George W. Bush or Al Gore? IÕll be perfectly honest with you. I didnÕt want either one to win, but, knowing that one would, I figured I best make my decision. ItÕs as clear to me as it is to the rest of you that there were many feeling the same thing, considering the results of the election Ð the closest in our nationÕs long history. For reasons I choose not to list here, for they are not the reason I write this, I chose George W. Bush. Without going into the mess in Florida, after Bush was finally declared the victor and was inaugurated, his job approval rating was a respectable 57 percent his first week in office. For the following weeks leading up to Sept. 11, his rating ranged from a high of 62 percent to a low of 51 percent the week before the attacks. Immediately following the attacks, BushÕs rating soared to an amazing 86 percent and the following week, a record 90 percent. No president, in the more than six decades that the Gallup Organization has been asking the public for its evaluation of presidents, has ever had higher than an 89 percent rating, according to the Gallup News Service. Coincidently, that previous record of 89 percent was recorded by former President George Bush (Sr.) in 1991 following
the Persian Gulf War. In fact, as of Nov. 4, the Bush family has earned nine of the top 10 highest approval ratings ever, three by George Sr. and six by George W. Tied for fifth overall with 87 percent was former President Harry S. Truman following World War II. It appears that the nation that ÒcouldnÕt decideÓ on a president is finally satisfied with its selection, under unfortunate circumstances, but satisfied nonetheless. I know I am. But one question arises. Has anyone else been questioning what Al Gore would be doing in this situation? Now, while I donÕt claim to be a Republican or a Democrat and I truly feel that, aside from non-jobrelated issues, Clinton was one of this nationÕs best presidents, it is rather well known that the Bush (Sr.) administration was much better known for its foreign affairs success than the Clinton Administration. It appears that in his less-thana-year in office, President Bush has continued that family success in grand fashion. Had those few hundred voters in Florida chosen to elect Gore instead, however, what would be the current state of our nation? Luckily for America, we donÕt have to ask ourselves that on more than a hypothetical basis. It is hard to imagine anyone doing a whole lot better job than what President Bush is doing right now. He clearly has the backing of almost the entire nation and, speech after speech and action after action, proves why he deserves to be president.
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EDITORIALS Lessons for WWIII BY KENNETH KAMINSKI Special to The New Perspective Take a good look around our community and you will see flags flying, billboards declaring ÒGod Bless AmericaÓ and ÒUnited We Stand,Ó and car bumpers stamped with patriotic symbols. Since Sept. 11, 2001, our nation has come together like never before in its history. The awful events of Black Tuesday left our hearts longing for peace, justice and freedom. The majority of us also long for revenge upon those responsible for the heinous acts perpetrated on our country Sept. 11, and the anthrax atrocities since that fateful day. Are we contradicting ourselves? We pray for peace, and yet under our breath we hope that these criminals will suffer the most ungodly of consequences. It is a paradox of painful humility that we as a global unit must face. Are we going to fight fire with fire, or are we going to forgive our fellow man? Forgiveness seems as unthinkable as the acts of terrorism alone. Not after 7,000 lives were ripped from us so suddenly. Those lives belonged to family, friends, lovers, coworkers and fellow Americans. If someone I loved was in one of those planes or buildings Sept. 11, I would find it agonizingly difficult to pardon Osama Bin Laden and his followers. I suppose I would want to see them suffer a slow and torturous death. In my heart of hearts however, I realize this is not the way to go. Hate begets hate. Forgiveness heals; hatred harms. Our world is in the midst of war. How far it will go is anyoneÕs guess. Prophets, psychics, seers and spiritual leaders have been predicting this for decades, perhaps centuries. We are on the cusp of civilization annihilation. Yes, that statement should frighten you. There are weapons out there that could destroy everything we have worked so hard to create ~ in a day. Is this our wish? Do we really want to see more buildings collapse, bridges crumble or innocent lives perish? I think the answer that most level
headed citizens would give is ÒNo.Ó So, what do we do? Is there anything we can do? Is our fate already sealed? Some people throw back their heads and laugh at the mere mention of a possible Armageddon. Those na•ve thinkers believe that an end to civilization could never take place. What they fail to realize is that Osama Bin Laden and his flock simply do not care what happens. They are armed with weapons of mass destruction, and they are prepared to die in AllahÕs name if need be. This has already been demonstrated by the acts of Sept. 11. These religious fanatics speak of a forthcoming ÒBig Event.Ó What unthinkable act could they be referring to? And is this event unavoidable? Our countryÕs military and law enforcement officials are doing all they can to protect us. But what can they do in the event of a nuclear holocaust, a real possibility? The answer is a scary one: nothing. So we are left with the specter of fear hanging over our heads. We can go about our daily regimen, but the threat lingers. There is hope, my friends. You can begin by praying. If you believe in God, or Buddha, or Krishna, or Mother Nature, it really doesnÕt matter. Pray to whomever or whatever you believe in, and ask for peaceful resolve to this global crisis. Celebrate your life and count your blessings. If you have made some poor choices in your life, pray for forgiveness and take responsibility for your actions. Indulge in the moment. Whether you are playing with your children, vacuuming your dorm room, making dinner or making love, or watching a sitcom, immerse yourself in the act. Accept the past, honor the present and bless the future. Create a peaceful path wherever you may stride. Fill the hearts you come in contact with with a gentle, soothing balm. If you can do this, you will be bringing a much needed healing to this planet Earth. If you can do this, no matter what atrocity may befall mankind, you will be able to declare ÒI did my share; I gave love whenever the opportunity presented itself.Ó
Diversity is people: LetÕs jam BY
SARAH SCHLEICHER News Editor
Please send any criticism, suggestions or other responses to Sarah Schleicher at firstname.lastname@example.org. I was jamminÕ in my car a while ago, and I offered to give an acquaintance a lift because we happened to be heading to the same place. He jumped in and we sailed off to Sunset, ÒFiesta RemixÓ blarinÕ in the background, me singing along loudly. ÒI hate that,Ó he said. ÒHate what?Ó I asked. ÒWhen white people act black,Ó he replied. He had a sneer on his face and stared me down. I had several problems with this. So, first, I continued to dance in my seat to the beat. Second, I put down my window because it seemed to get really hot in my little car, really fast. Then, I made a brief attempt to explain myself, that I just loved the song and couldnÕt help myself. He wasnÕt impressed. In retrospect, I wish I had been firmer and asked him to get out and walk, but I thought I should be polite, since IÕm in an organization with this individual and tension does not help working relationships. Regardless of what I was listening to, Clint Black or ÒPhantom of the Opera,Ó itÕs my car, and my entire family has a rule about this: If youÕre driving, you get to pick the music. That point made, I may have been dancing in my seat and spouting off the words with R. Kelly, but that does not mean I was acting Òblack.Ó ThatÕs impossible for me to do. I grew up in Waupun, Wis., a little town to the
north. We didnÕt have black people in our city. Well, I think we had four. Anyway, my point is, I wasnÕt pretending to be anything, or acting like I was a certain way, or imitating anyone. I was having a good time. This is not the only time I have undergone attempts to sabotage my groove. At a local bar Friday night, I was dancinÕ to one song or another, donÕt remember which, but IÕm sure it was hip-hop. I must have forgotten a key element about myself, and a Carroll graduate took it upon himself to remind me. ÒYou know, youÕre not black,Ó he said. ÒGee thanks,Ó I retorted as I pulled up my sleeves to check my arms. ÒI didnÕt know.Ó For those of you who have never seen me, IÕm blonde and have skin as white as the next German, Norwegian, and Swiss combination. I have since gotten over my momentary confusion about my skin color. I have not forgotten, however, the lyrics to ÒCan I Get AÉÓ or how to dance the Cha-Cha Slide. I have also not forgotten the profound words of Bertice Berry, which deserve repeating: Color does not determine culture. In other words, you can be blackskinned and act whiter than I do. You can also be white and speak Japanese and celebrate Japanese traditions, as a dear friend of mine does. You can also be a gay Republican or straight feminist. IÕm asking us all to please stop the perpetuation of stereotypes. We must break out of checking boxes on job applications and census forms. As long as we continue to put ourselves in a box, so will everyone else.
Bible Stories 101 /Wondrous words From Page 6
ing upon Elijah to save him from the cross. Some word from God for us may be in the miracle extension of the food supply, in the powerful show of divine presence in the fire of a sacrificial contest, or in the amazingly convincing power of a quiet voice. Maybe thereÕs a word we should hear in the loud noise of the world around us, or maybe itÕs in the quiet show of inter-
est, kindness or comfort that we hear from a friend or from someone we meet on the sidewalk. WhatÕs the word youÕd like to hear? WhatÕs the word you need to hear? How might you respond to the challenge? How might you share the inspiration? Rev. William Humphreys is the chaplain for Carroll College.
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EDITORIALS What does a kinder and gentler Hollywood have to show? BY
GREG RABIDOUX Staff Writer
What could possibly make the Taliban more angry, asked host Ellen DeGeneris, than having a lesbian in a suit surrounded by Jews? What indeed. The Emmys Award Show, in case you missed it, went off with nary a hitch this past week. Having cancelled it twice due to the terrorist attacks, and despite some in the industry who thought it should be simply cancelled for good this year, (but hey, when was the last time anyone listened to Kathie Lee Gifford. Besides, Frank, you know, people who actually have a choice? The show apparently really did have to go on and so it did. As did the Christian World Series (so named by a Taliban spokesperson) between the Yankees and those no mirage in the desert Arizona Diamondbacks. Of course, lots of ÒnormalÓ entertainment has been dramatically modified or totally shelved because of the Òkinder and gentlerÓ television and picture audience sentiment these days. As my friend nearly shouted into the receiver the other day at me when I informed him that Arnold SchwarzeneggerÕs new movie Collateral Damage (an FBI Agent has his family murdererd by terrorists) has been withdrawn from the market indefinitely. Not to mention that scenes originally shot for
the soon to be released Spiderman, which had airplanes being caught in a spider web between the Twin Towers, has been retooled minus shots of the towers. Even upcoming holiday toys for tots have been impacted by a terrorist imposed greater awareness and sensitivity of violent overtones in what is shown and produced. Mattel and Hasbro, both leading American toy manufacturers recenty altered titles for their childrenÕs videogames from The Masked Minister of Terror to Freedom Avenger, and from The Terrorstriker to Captain Justice. Soon weÕll see Ken kiss Barbie goodbye in his U.S. Enduring Freedom military uniform, so long to those carefree Malibu beach days, eh, Ken? The avant garde fashion designer Vittadini has rejected the previously trendy terrorist chic (no joke) look complete with military camouflage pants, bandana and ragged scarf for tight fitting Òfreedom burstÓ pants in red, white and blue (in case you are wondering, yes, these are unisex and no, do not buy me a pair for the holidays). So, while the entertainment industry continues to try and keep its finger on the pulse of the viewing and buying public in America, things as they say might just never be the same again. Or will it? After much hand-wringing, the new show 24 Hours, a reality based drama on the CIA launched its premiere after cutting its original premise of terrorist attacks on
U.S. soil. And Walker Texas Ranger still shows every day with its violent mayhem every three minutes. Have the terrorists accomplished what Bob Dole couldnÕt? (No, not star in a Pepsi ad with Britney!) I mean have we now been forced to take a closer look at what we consume daily from our screens, T.V. and motion picture? Perhaps the American Pyschological Association got it right recently when after conducting a longitudinal study on television viewing and violence, they said, Òthere is strong evidence that prolonged exposure to television violence leads to an increase in aggressive behavior and a greater likelihood of adult criminality.Ó Of course, this kinder, gentler approach to advertising, marketing and entertainment may be just a blip on the screen of life. Critics are already describing the new Harry Potter movie as a Òbrilliant, artistic achievement,Ó yet not really appropriate for the little ones. Apparently, lots of scary monsters, fantasy violence and even some erotically
charged imagery. If I wanted erotically charged imagery for the little ones I could have just taken them to a Britney ÒI just want to be a slave 4 uÓ Spears concert. Well, maybe theyÕll just have to stay home and watch the new Survivor Show in Africa, the new cast is apparently even more buff, more scheming and ruthless than that first naked, scheming guy, now what was his name again? Thank goodness things seem to be getting back to normal in T.V. land after all. Oh yeah, in case you missed it, the Sopranos (think mafia murders and people getting slaughtered in a sausage maker) and Sex in the City (think, well, sex, lots of it, in the city) both were two of the three main shows taking home Emmys from Ellen. Terror may just be trying to find something that doesnÕt actually cause harm to body and soul on one of the 200 channels avaliable to us here in America. I wonder what Bin LadenÕs reception is like in those caves of his? Greg Rabidoux is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics.
Uncivil Quiz Winners Out of 60 entrants the Politics Department received, the following people were the first 5 names drawn that had all of the correct answers. Congratulations! Amanda Emme Mary Shelton Ingrid Soto Chrissy Patitucci Sara Douglas
Britney debunked: What makes this ex-Mouseketeer so popular? BY KENNETH KAMINSKI Special to The New Perspective Just when you thought it was safe to go back to listening to the radioÉ SheÕs back! Britney Spears, exMouseketeer turned sexy pin-up, will return in November with a self-titled CD, followed by a concert tour that makes a stop in Milwaukee shortly after the albumÕs release. After the success of two gazillionselling discs which featured the hits ÒÉBaby One More TimeÓ and ÒOopsÉI Did It Again,Ó the queen of teen will be posing, cavorting, and tossing her blond locks in our faces for the next several months. For some of us, SpearsÕ presence on the airwaves and on the video music channels is a goddess-send. SpearsÕ fan-
base is vast: a collection of prepubescent and teen girls who dress like their idolette and know the words to all of her songs. But for folks like myself, Britney Spears is the Antichrist, a tan and scantily-clad devil disguised as a singer, sent to kill worthy music dead. Now before I start ripping the Brit to bloody shreds, let me make one thing clear: I donÕt have a problem with Spears as a person. I am sure she is a very sweet young lady who comes from a respectable home and background. I also cannot deny her physical, ah, attributes. I think Britney Spears is one of the most beautiful women who ever walked the earth, and IÕll admit to salivating like a freakinÕ German Shepard when I see her picture. (All I can say to Mr. ÔNSync Justin Timberlake: I hate you, you bastard). With that said, I do not want to
make BritneyÕs T&A the focus of this article. My eyes will do the focusing in that respect. Instead, my qualm with Ms. Spears is her apparent lack of talent as a musician. LetÕs face it, folks: Britney canÕt sing. I would love to hear her hit a high note a la Mariah or Whitney. Yes, I know that she is young. But look at the zillions of albums she is selling! Based on what? Certainly not her vocal chords. Then there are those Òsongs.Ó Ick. Just like all the other teen acts whose music has invaded the airwaves over the past few years, BritneyÕs material lacks heart, soul, and breadth. Who writes this fodder anyway? How many damn songs can be written about love, hearts, and other generic, plastic concepts? Even Madonna in her heyday had
more musical range than this pop tart. Britney does not compose her own music either. Others do that for her. Yes, she has tried her hand at writing songs, but given the immaturity of those tunes, sheÕd best keep that hand for ripping off her clothes at awards shows instead. Nor can Britney play an instrument. I have never seen Spears pick up a guitar or finger a piano. She is too busy playing with snakes, I guess. So there you have it: Britney Spears cannot sing, write music or play an instrument. So why is she so popular? Let me offer an opinion. Britney Spears has managed to sell herself solely on one thing and one thing only: her sex appeal. Spears is a model first, musician second. She gets more press for her See Britney Page 9
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT The Adventures of Dr. John Douglass: Chapter 3 BY THOMAS RAVENSCROFT Special to The New Perspective
The people and places contained in this narrative are intended to be fictional. Any similarities between these to real people and/or places is completely coincidental and by no means intentional. Dr. John Douglass awoke in total darkness, sick to his stomach and famished beyond comparison. He couldnÕt shake the feeling that he was rocking back and forth. At first he attributed it to shock and disorientation, but as he regained his bearings and became more aware of his surroundings it became clearer to him that he was on some kind of small riverboat. The room, if it could so be called, was about as long as he is tall and as tall as he is thick; it was more of a coffin than a room, but the doctor guessed by the way the outer wall curved that it was a kind of bilge compartment. The last thing Dr. Douglass remembered was passing out in the middle of the desert, thinking he was some miles away from the river. His water had run out hours before, and he still felt the painful need of food and drink. Unsure of exactly what to do, the doctor struck the lid of the compartment several times with his fist, trying to make a great deal of noise. After several minutes of this the lid opened and Dr. Douglass, his eyes unused to the light, thought he saw a filthy black face say something in an incomprehensible language, and then he was certain he felt spittle in his eye. He took out his handkerchief and, thinking about his position, wiped himself clean.
The doctor sat quietly for fifteen minutes and began knocking on the lid again. After three or four more it opened and the same unwashed, toothless face appeared. Dr. Douglass wasted no time in delivering his stiffened hand directly to the manÕs throat, sending him to the deck with a cry of pain. He quickly stood up and in a split second surveyed the craft; there were three men on the quarterdeck, one in the bow, and another man who appeared to be standing guard on the other, the port side of the vessel, all of whom appeared to be armed, except for an older man astern with some kind of paddle or rudder in the water, who the doctor had not at first noticed. He knelt down and picked up the fallen manÕs gun; as soon as the others heard the cry, they opened fire on the doctor who avoided their attack with this simple move. He took a kneeling shot at the man in the bow and then the guard opposite him, the first of which was a fatal shot to the throat and the second pierced the shoulder and shattered the humorous of the guard, disabling him and sending him to the deck as well. In his flight to the cover offered by some of the crates and packed sails in the bow the doctor was struck in the leg by one of the three men after him, but he continued his labored retreat despite the intense, piercing pain of the whitehot lead buried in his ankle. Bits of poplar and canvas were being thrown about as the men fired at Dr. Douglass, who tried in vain to get a clear shot at his captors. Discarding his weapon, the doctor threw himself into the murky water and exhaled, sinking all the way to the bot-
Bi-Weekly Horoscopes BY HAROLD SMITH Staff Astrologer Scorpio October 24 - November 22 Calling your new rabbit ÔMr. Flibble, almighty ruler of the universeÕ will win you nothing but concerned looks and hushed whispers. Sagittarius November 23 - December 21 Giving up smoking? My advice, wait until after Thanksgiving. Capricorn December 22 - January 20 This week youÕll start an earnest search for all the sleep you lost this semester. The smell of coffee wafting from your unwashed library mug will be your first clue... Aquarius January 21 - February 19 Some dreams are meant to be shared. Some arenÕt. This week, whatever you do, donÕt let the conversation stray onto that Star Trek dream... Pisces February 20 - March 20 This week everything will seem meaningless in comparison to your one true love: breadsticks. Aries March 21 - April 20 YouÕll just be drifting off to sleep when an inductive proof for the existence of fairies leaps into your head. Though itÕs exciting, wait until the morning before you email your professor.
Taurus April 21 - May 21 This week, donÕt be fooled into thinking your shower will warm up. YouÕll be standing there, naked and shivering, for a very long time. Gemini May 22 - June 21 Ordering the tree over the internet was so simple. Planting it secretly outside Main Hall will prove more difficult. Cancer June 22 - July 22 Writing on a Sodexho comment card that their food doesnÕt give you the buzz you so desperately crave will ultimately attract unwanted attention... Leo July 23 - August 22 When you-know-who asks you out this week, the most important date of your lifetime will be ruined when you suggest a romantic evening watching the latest developments around the world on Fox. Virgo August 23 - September 24 When your roommate suggests a party at the apartment next weekend, you were thinking sex, drugs and rock and roll. YouÕll be sorely disappointed by the soft tones of classical music, polite discussions about the weather and sausages on cocktail sticks. Libra September 24 - October 23 When your partner buys you an impromptu present: a self-help book entitled ÔDealing with rejectionÕ youÕll be pleasantly surprised. However, wait a few days before getting something in return...
See Dr. Douglass Page 12
Britney/Is she the next Madonna or a defunct Debbie Gibson? From Page 8
kinky meanderings on video and awards shows than she does for her talents as a musician. She clearly makes up in the looks department for what she desperately lacks as an artist: musicianship. She can do as many flashy video and photo shoots as she wants, expensive over-the-top concert tours, and
shake her tight butt in soda commercials. Still one thing is abundantly clear: this woman is overrated and undertalented. There are so many musicians out there ~ so many ~ who have extraordinary gifts to offer to the public, but because they donÕt look good in a Gstring, their albums tank on the charts and at radio. Blame your MTV.
MTV has made Britney Spears the superstar she is today. Who could resist a hot teen dream wiggling her, ah, assets in a video. Heavy rotation, please! The test of time will dictate whether or not Spears has staying power though. There is no doubt that her new CD Britney will be a smash straight out of the box. But will it take a quick
nosedive as did ÔN Sync and the Backstreet BoysÕ latest discs? Radio is already shying away from her latest single, the Òtake me seriouslyÓ titled ÒIÕll Be A Slave 4 U.Ó (What? Did Prince write this one?). At any rate, Spears could go on to be the next Madonna, or the next Debbie Gibson. I hope itÕs the latter. Then I will be able to start listening to the radio again...
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A & E IN THE AREA BY TABITHA MENNING Arts & Entertainment Editor Arts Rhyme and Reason - A Foothold Dance Performance - Pitman Theater, Alverno College, 3401 S. 39th St. - Featuring the new dance theater piece ÒBook ScoreÓ created in collaboration with book artist Dara Larson - Nov. 16 & 17 at 8 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 382-6044 Yolanda Marculescu Vocal Arts Series at the UW-Milwaukee - Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. - Recital by soprano Valerie Errante and pianist Robert Wason - Includes songs of turn-of-the-century German composers such as Rheinberger, Thuille and Courvoisier - Also featuring a set of German songs set to VerlainÕs poetry - Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 229-4308 WomenÕs Studies Invitational - Fine Arts Center Gallery, UWWaukesha, 1500 N. University Dr. - Featuring artwork of women who live in Wisconsin and are involved in art education - Now through Nov. 16 - Tues - Thu: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - For more information, call (262) 521-5445 Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Apple Holler Red Barn Theater, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant - Now through Nov. 24 - For more information, call (262) 886-8500
Landscape Show - Tony Folliard Gallery, 223 Milwaukee St. - Now through Nov. 24 - Tue - Fri: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - Sat: 11 a.m.Ð4 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 273-7311
Character Trademarks - William Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, 208 N. Water St. - Now through Dec. 2 - Tues - Sat: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Search for a Personal Vision in Broadcast Television: Fred Barzyk - Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 13th and Clybourne St. - Celebrating the contributions of Barzyk to the development of broadcast television and video art over the past 40 years. - Now through Dec. 2 - Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat: 10 a.m.Ð4:30 p.m. - Thu: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. - Sun: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 288-1669 Bad Meat: a Foothold Dance Performance - Miramar Theatre, 2844 N. Oakland Ave. - Dec. 7 & 8 at 8 p.m. - Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 265-1346 Danceworks on Ice - Brought by the Danceworks Performance Company (DPC) - Studio 1661, 1661 North Water St. - Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 7, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 2 & Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 277-8480 Phaedra
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- Presented by the Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) - UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. - Explores the destruction left in passionÕs wake - Now through Dec. 15 - For more information, call (414) 372-2077 YouÕve Come a Long Way Baby - William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, 208 N. Water St. - Now through Jan. 27 - A look at the images of women in advertising and their affect during the feminist revolution in the 1970Õs - Tue - Sat: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 203-0371 America at Home: A Celebration of 20th Century Housewares - Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design, MIAD, 273 E. Erie St. - Now through March 23 - Exhibition follows history through the design and development of the housewares that made work in the home so much easier - Presented in collaboration with the International Housewares Association - Daily: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. - For more information, call (414) 276-7889 The Mystery of Picasso - 1956 release which explores the works and methods of famous painter Pablo Picasso - French film with English subtitles - Times Cinema, 5906 W. Vilet St. - Daily: 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. - Sat - Sun: 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Entertainment Bradley Center - Nov. 27 Britney Spears Cactus Club
- Nov. 16 Dorian Gray, Thought Industry, Mellonova - Nov. 17 The Pavers w/TBA - Nov. 23 Hester Mofet w/TBA - Nov. 24 Flux Information Sciences, Telecognac, Impact Test
Carroll College (Shattuck Music Center) - Christmas Concert - Dec. 1 at 8:15 p.m. - Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Eagles Ballroom/ The Rave - Nov. 15 Cold - Nov. 16 Queensryche, D12 - Nov. 17 Better than Ezra - Nov. 21 Local H, Injected - Nov. 23 P.O.D., Fenix TX, Blindside - Nov. 24 Slayer, Hatebreed, Pb Smiley - Nov. 25 Echo and the Bunnymen and Psychedelic Furs, Tomahawk - Nov. 28 The Benjamens - Nov. 29 Hootie and the Blowfish Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - Now through Nov. 18 Tosca - Nov. 23 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - Nov. 26 Lorie Line - Now through Jan. 6 Triple Espresso Potawotomi Bingo and Casino - Nov. 14 - 15 BJ Thomas - Nov. 20 Teddy Pendergrass - Dec. 4 Bill Cosby Riverside Theatre - Nov. 25 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Wisconsin State Fair October 2001 Events - Nov. 16 - 18 Holiday Folk Fair International - Nov. 23 Ð 25 Holiday Craft and Gift Show - Nov. 23 - 30 Pine Ridge Christmas Tree Fair U.S. Cellular Arena - Nov. 15 Neil Diamond - Nov. 16 Bellamy Brothers, Lacy J. Dalton - Nov. 30 Gaither Homecoming
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Crossing Over: The book that tells the beginning of it all BY
AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor
John EdwardÕs Crossing Over biographs his medium and television success through countless critics and skeptics and shows the stories behind the stories of his hit television show Crossing Over. Crossing Over, the first successful medium/physic television show started on Sci-Fi in June 2000, has since gone into syndication showing on several different channels. The show has brought many comfort and closure and turned skeptics into believers as Edward conveys messages between loved ones here and loved ones that have past. With a world so full of countless beliefs it can be hard for many to put faith in an afterlife. Equally as hard to believe is someoneÕs claim to see spirits, receive signs from his mother on the
Good luck to all of the December graduates. From The New Perspective Congrats to Andrea Floyd & Michael Rohlena on their engagement! Best wishes for the future! Sarah Give the DRs back their house! Carroll Greeks support each other. Concerned DR Lover I love you big brother! (Even though youÕre only 3 minutes older.) You rock! Thanks for being such a funny guy! Love, Vandersnatch Katie, BeinÕ on top ainÕt so bad! Your Roomie R.I want your body! K.K.
Òother sideÓ and sit in a room daily and channel the messages of loved ones now past. This book, written testimony of similar readings shown on television makes me nothing but the opposite; a believer, not a skeptic. ItÕs hard to watch a family connect with their lost son as they share past experiences and personal moments and think itÕs all an act. ItÕs even harder not to believe when you see Melissa Gilbert reunited with Michael Landon and other, now deceased, cast members of Little House on the Prairie, or the countless other celebrities that Edward has read for: like Fran Dresher and Daniel Fishel. Each one takes with them a newfound comfort that puts their mind at ease. In his show and through out his medium work, Edward always stresses the importance of fixing the relationships Ònow.Ó Like most people that come to the show and those that he talks about in the book they are always
hoping to connect with that one person to Òclear the air.Ó ItÕs more important to say what you want to say now before itÕs too late. Of course, if we all did that, mediums like Edward would be out of jobs, not that he thinks that would be a bad thing. The book highlights some of these same examples, one most compelling was a woman who had lost her fiancŽe. The couple living across the state from each other had recently decided to move in together, but about a week before, the man was killed. The woman, working with Edward while he was in conjunction with other mediums making a television special, was literally pulled in during a reading. She had left the house they were in, actually afraid that her fiancŽe might try to contact her. Having been asked to come inside Edward relayed a heart-felt message letting her know that he was okay and that she really needed to move on. Another compelling story is
EdwardÕs own trial of validation. His mother, one of his strongest backers, made a pact with him to give him three signs to show him that she was all right in the afterlife. The signs were only shared between the two; his wife didnÕt even know what they were. The book tells how each sign was delivered just how his mother had said and by people that had no clue of this secret pact. ItÕs stories like this that bring a comfort to millions and explains why the show has become so popular. Edward has turned skeptics to believers, helped familys heal old wounds, shared laughter and tears with complete strangers and most importantly allowed people to say the words they never thought theyÕd be able to. You can believe or not believe, but there is an important message that Edward carries for everyone, Òcommunicate, appreciate and validateÉyour relationships today.Ó
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Nickelback: Silver Side Up establishes rockÕs next big hit BY CHRIS VAHL Staff Writer Canadian rockers Nickelback have brought another solid effort in ÒSilver side Up,Ó the follow up to their last Roadrunner Records release ÒThe StateÓ of three years ago. The band received initial U.S. attention with their breakthrough single ÒLeader of Men.Ó The quartet consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Chad Kroeger, brother Mike Kroeger on bass guitar, drummer Ryan Vikedal, and lead guitarist Ryan Peake. ÒSilver Side UpÓ provides the audience with a mix of hard rock that many fans have been craving ever since the rap metal era has dominated the air waves. The album opens chaotically in the first track ÒNever Again.Ó Right from the opening of this song, a pow-
ering bass drum sets the tone of the album with rock-filled riffs throughout. As one lyric states in the song, ÒBeen there before, but not like this,Ó Nickelback has been popular with success of prior albums released in their home land Canada, but nothing like the popularity they will endure in the U.S. thanks to the release of the smash hit single ÒHow You Remind Me.Ó This single has launched them into mainstream music stardom. Many people find this ballad of a relationship breakup to be very true in their lives, and thus the single has caught on emphatically. ÒSilver Side UpÓ has remained constant at the number three spot on the Billboard Top 200 as well, smashing their previous sales record for ÒThe StateÓ of 400,000 units to almost 500,000 units already. Many fans see ÒHow you remind meÓ as the big break through similar to what ÒOutsideÓ did for Staind. The albumÕs fast paced riffs con-
tinue on through Chad KroegerÕs fast repetition of lyrics in ÒWoke Up This Morning,Ó a song commenced by an echoing of introduction by Kroeger reminiscent of Stone Temple PilotÕs front man Scott Weiland. This tune begins slowly and then turns into a rapid blast of guitars and crashing cymbals. Another Nickelback track that may reassure fans this band is here to stay is ÒJust For.Ó The song starts with a slashing guitar riff and drum introduction parallel to their last single ÒBreatheÓ off of ÒThe State.Ó This angry toned ballad illustrates the ability of the band to play hard rock tunes and not be seen as soft. Most noticeably, the song depicts attitude in the lyrics ÒRip his heart out for hurting you.Ó This tune depicts a friend showing frustration for someone else who curses the aggressor gravely in these words. One other notable track on the album is ÒWhere Do I Hide,Ó where
a silence of instruments occurs midway through the song as Kroeger whispers lyrics into a revival thrashing drum work by Ryan Vikedal and flashy guitar chords by Ryan Peake. The album ends with an acoustic tune of slow melody and Chad KroegerÕs scratchy vocals singing ÒWhere the good times gone?Ó in the track ÒGood Times Gone.Ó The lowkey ending brings this roller coaster of hard rock to a complete and successful end. The future of Nickelback promises to be very bright in the mix of diverse rock and roll today. The band embarked on a U.S. headlining tour at the end of October, which will be came to The Rave in Milwaukee Nov. 10 with special guests Saliva. Overall, ÒSilver Side UpÓ delivers with a straight hard rock consistency beginning to end. If you are seeking hard riffs and pure rock with no additives, ÒSilver Side UpÓ is the record you have been seeking.
Dr. Douglass/The ark is in sight: Is it too good to be true? From Page 9
tom and remaining there for a few seconds. When he thought the ship had passed overhead, he sprang up and found the old manÕs paddle at just about the right place for him to grab it and throw the man overboard. He threw himself onto the quarterdeck and, paddle in hand, struck one of the men across the jaw with its blade, placed the handle squarely into the otherÕs stomach and was about to check the third with its shaft when JackÕs weapon was seized by an iron grip. A weathered, scarred visage grinned at him as he attempted to work the paddle free, twisting it one way and then another to no avail. Remembering a game his older brother had often subjected him to when he was a boy, the doctor reversed his grip on the oar, spun about, and, kneeling, tossed the man over his shoulder and hard against the bulwarks. He kicked the fallen man in the stomach rather sharply and began tossing the unconscious crew overboard. When he came to the man in the bow whom he had accidentally killed blood was still pouring forth from his jugular, torn open by the doctorÕs stray shot (he had aimed for the manÕs right shoulder). He threw the body overboard and lay a
sail over the coagulating pool. Examination of the craft yielded to Dr. Douglass that there were five more locked compartments like the one the doctor had found himself in, the locks of which he shot off, revealing five native looking, very emaciated men. None of them spoke any English, and only one seemed to know any French. "Ou sommes-nous? Savez-vous?" asked the Doctor rather clumsily. "Je ne sais pas exactement. Nous sommes sur une rive, je crois." "Wonderful," the doctor said to himself. "WeÕre on a river! And of that you arenÕt entirely certain?" The other man stared at him inquisitively. He walked aft, picking up the paddle and sticking it in the water in order to try and keep the ship from running aground, while the other captives talked amongst themselves. Night had fallen and they had seen no signs of civilization until about nine thirty, local time, when lights appeared on the riverbank. "QuÕest-ce que cÕest?" the doctor demanded. "LÕeglise du Saint-Marie!" This was exactly what the doctor had been looking for -- the Church of St. Mary of Zion, the alleged final resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.
One of the lights grew brighter and closer Dr. Douglass realized it was a beacon on a small rowboat coming out to meet them. An elderly man, clad in the same vestments as the five captives, stood and spoke to them in their language, and then greeted Dr. Douglas in English. "Thank you for freeing my friends, good Sir. Your captors were expecting quite a ransom IÕm afraid." "IÕm afraid that IÕm going to have to ask you to be charitable on account of it; you see, IÕve been the victim of a very strange series of events. If you could put me up for a couple of days, IÕll see that youÕre well paid for it." "DonÕt worry about a thing," said the aged man from behind a pair of mirrored Ray-Bans. "We would only be too happy to accommodate a man of your repute, Dr. Douglass." The doctor was shown to a rather lavish stateroom when his craft landed, and found a hearty dinner awaiting him. He was careful not to eat or drink too much; his senses had to be sharp that evening. He had gone over his guesses as to the the plan of the church in his mind since he first saw it, and after he was sure everyone was asleep, he had no difficulty finding the room where the Ark was
kept. Moving silently, considering he did not have complete use of his left leg, proved challenging, and the doctor on more than one occasion erred and cried out in pain as a result of it. When he reached it the doctor found a priest sitting in front of the inner chamber, the Holy of Holies, who the doctor struck on the sensitive point where the shoulder meets the neck, thereby knocking him out. "This is far too easy," the doctor said to himself as he entered the small and musty room and saw the object of his search. It was about four feet long, made of oak with ornate gold trim running around the lid and the base. There were two gold rings on each side that hung loosely, so it could be carried by two men with a couple of long, sturdy staves. Two gilded statuettes of angels faced away from each other atop the lid, between which was, in gold, the square-and-compass seal he had seen so many times before. The doctor closed his eyes and sighed to himself. When he saw an electric torch light at the entrance to the chamber, he summoned up all of his strength, lifted the oaken Ark, and threw it to the floor, spilling out two clay tablets, which shattered where they hit the ground.
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MOVIES, MOVIES, MOVIES... Open the door for a little ÒBooÓ at Monsters, Inc. BY TERESA DICKERT Staff Writer For years, children have feared that moment after mom or dad tuck them in for the night, and shut the door, leaving them all alone with the monsters in their closet or under their bed. Truth be told, the monsters are not there because they like to scare, but because they have to scare. At Monsters, Inc. (MI) James P. Sullivan (John Goodman), or Sully as the leader board displays, is the Top Scarer at MI. Sully, a big purplespotted, blue monster, could not have done it without the help of others. His green, one-eyed sidekick Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) retrieves the closet doors and caps the screamÕs energy capsules while his foremost, rival Randall Boggs (Steve Buscemi) pushes him to scare more and more children at an increasingly faster rate. Together they work at the largest scream-processing factory in the monster realm, where each childÕs scream con-
tributes to safe and efficient power for the city. However, the job does not come without hazards. Letting a child or their things touch a monster is known to be fatal, but with the Child Detection Agency (CDA) in force, problems with children encounters and human things (a sock, for instance) are kept in check. Until one day when Sully accidentally opens a door and a four-year old girl enters the monster world. The adorable little girl mistakes the softhearted Sully for a Òkitty,Ó and playfully attacks his tail. Laughs abound as the comical, little human finds her way into the heart of the big olÕ monster that affectionately names her Boo (Mary Gibbs). Sully, determined to find BooÕs home and return her safely is in for quite a journey as he soon realizes the larger conspiracy. Monsters, Inc., presented by Pixar Animation and Walt Disney Pictures, is a pleasant adventure for the Òchild who is afraid of monstersÓ in all of us.
Redford inspiring and heroic in The Last Castle BY
APRIL LEMANCZYK Staff Writer
Eugene R. Irwin (Robert Redford) defines the key elements to a castle: location, protection, garrison, men trained to kill and a flag raised high enough so everyone can see it. Castles are built to keep people out, but this castle is to keep people in. The castle, a United States Military Correction Facility, holds prisoners including Irwin. The prisoners are rebuilding the original castle erected in the 1870s while ordered by Colonel Winter (James Gandolfini, The Sopranos). Irwin tells the prisoners to salute for themselves, country and flag reminding how it began in
medieval times (two knights would lift up their hats and greet one another signifying they were not enemies). Irwin continues a battle at the prison although he is behind bars by trying to take control of the castle. He has a crusade to capture the yard, guards, helicopter, and finally Col. Winter, taking command of the whole self-built prison: structure of loyalty and self-respect. The prisoners go to battle capturing the Tennessee Correction Facility including the flag. Eugene R. Irwin hangs the flag while all the prisoners are saluting him in a perfectly assembled line. The Last Castle is a great, dramatic, patriotic movie from DreamWorks Pictures.
Fatone and Bass drip into movie land, but they should stay On The Line BY
AMANDA JOHNSON Features Editor
ItÕs so frustrating to see ÒmultitalentedÓ celebrities that really think they are multitalented. ItÕs true, back in the day you couldnÕt get an acting gig unless you could sing and dance, but that was when they were making musicals. These daysÕ musicals donÕt get made, unless of course itÕs a television show thatÕs going down the drain and the producers decide to summon up some demons. Speaking ofÉis anyone else ecstatic about the Buffy and Spike kiss? But I digress; weÕre here to talk about this new Miramax flick, On the Line, starring Lance Bass and Joey Fatone. Of course, most people are too chicken to admit they know who IÕm talking about. These are the same people that will say they saw this movie because Jerry Stiller, Dave Foley, and Emmanuelle Chriqui are in it. Alas, I might as well spill it. Bass and Fatone are musicians, or as some wretched people like to say, Òmembers of the boy bandÓ IÕve grown to like, ÔN Sync. Of course itÕs inevitable that these young tycoons would soon take over the movie world too, or at least put forth a feeble attempt. BassÕs production company, A Happy Place, of course pushed through to get this flick out. While I definitely would have preferred to see the original R-rated version, I guess considering my eight year old brother wants to see it too, the PG version is okay. The down low is this advertising man Kevin (Bass) has really bad luck when it comes to girls and pretty much everything else he does. HeÕs not really respected at work, lets himself get pushed around and after a really crappy day heÕs riding the Ltrain home (in good ole Chicago) listening to some Al Green. Being the lead in his old high school band he busts out in song on the middle of the train, but in a kind of Òoops, I did it againÓ moment he sits back down embarrassed. Like any good
romance comedy, the girl of his dreams, Abby (Chriqui) appears and of course they have everything in common. Imagine meeting someone thatÕs a huge Al Green fan and can name all the presidents. (IÕm impressed since I went to high school with a girl that didnÕt even know who Al Gore was.) So Abby and Kevin really hit it off, but like some males; being short of common sense he fails to get her numberÉand her name. So after a heart-wrenching day he puts out a flyer hoping to find the girl from the train. Of course everyone and theyÕre mother starts calling . KevinÕs friends (Fatone and crew) decided, against his wishes, to start their own dating service. So, while Kevin walks around forlorn and loveless, his friends go out on date after date supposedly looking for the real L-train girl, but when they find her she isnÕt exactly thrilled with their scheme. The movie is cute; a real heartwarming romantic comedy. ItÕs definitely a date movie or a chick flick, whichever way you prefer to say it. Needless to say, you shouldnÕt blow it off just because youÕre to cool for pop music. I know ÔN Sync fans will enjoy hearing the groups otherwise Òbackground harmony duoÓ get some lead vocal action in the movie. Of course, Bass is a hundred acting lessons short of an Oscar, but IÕd see it again just to witness him deck one of his buddies and get the girl, just because IÕm a hopeless romantic. If you do skip the movie, you might want to at least check out the soundtrack with BBMak, Trickside, Blaque and my favorite, Meredith Edwards. Just remember to stay around for the funnies at the end with Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake. Come onÉlike you thought they couldnÕt do something with out the rest of the group? At least J.C Chasez took a break from the buds, but then rumor is his Òprofessional girlfriendÓ is keeping him busy these days. To make it short, I dare you to put aside your musical discriminating attitudes and go out and see this fun movie.
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SPORTS Winter sports teams look forward to upcoming season BY PHILLIP MINEFF Special to The New Perspective The fall season of Carroll College sports may be over with, but Pioneer fans have another season of sports ahead of them. This winter womenÕs basketball, menÕs basketball, menÕs swimming, womenÕs swimming, menÕs indoor track, and womenÕs indoor track will keep the interest of sports fans at Carroll. Swimming The swim teams have already begun competition. The team had their first contest Nov. 2 at Carthage College. The season is brought in with a new twist as the Pioneers have a new head coach, Brian Murphy. Murphy was an assistant last year for the Pioneers. Murphy knows what it is to win as he has proven through his career as a swimmer. In high school, Murphy was a three-time Wisconsin State Champion. Murphy was also a 14-time Midwest Conference Champion in his four-year career at Lawrence University. Murphy hopes to be as successful out of the pool as a coach as he was in the pool. WomenÕs Basketball Last year in womenÕs basketball the Pioneers took second place for the second straight year. Coach Kristen Jacobsen is looking forward to bringing home a conference title to Carroll College. The Pioneers only lost two players from the 2000-2001 season. Coach Jacobsen has a strong group of returning seniors to lead the Pioneers this winter. Lindsey Niemuth, Sarah Letourneaux, Michelle Fink, Carlyn Wilhelmi, and Jessica Koelbl will all bring veteran leadership to this yearÕs Lady Pioneers. Letourneaux and Fink were both selected as All-Conference players for the 2000-2001 season. This yearÕs squad seems to be deeper than in years past. ÒWeÕre real deep this year. I think youÕll see Carroll playing 11 to 13 players every game.Ó Jacobson said. Most of that depth is because of a great class of freshmen, sophomores and juniors in addition to the returning seniors. Corey Grosskopf is a
returning junior who last year led the team in scoring. Also, Coach Jacobsen said that returning sophomore Heather Jones, who received little playing last year, has worked hard to improve her game and could possibly earn a starting role. In addition Jacobsen was able to recruit Waukesha player of the year Krista Rode to join this strong Pioneer squad.
“OUR MOTTO FOR THIS YEAR IS TAKING THE NEXT STEP...OUR STANDARD IS TO PLAY HARD, PLAY SMART, AND I THINK WE CAN BE VERY, VERY GOOD.” - Coach McDonough After two consecutive years as being the bridesmaid, the Lady Pioneers are looking at the 2001-2002 season for their chance to be the bride. Jacobsen has made it clear that the goal for this season is to Òfinally win conference.Ó
opens with two home games this season. The opener is Nov. 17. MenÕs Indoor Track Also this winter another great season of indoor track is imminent. Coach Rick Vargas will be looking to keep his team among the elite teams in the conference. On the MenÕs squad six team members are returning that received All-Conference honors last season. Jason Gosa the past two years has been the MVP of the conference. Gosa will look to three-peat and at the same time look to bring another banner to hang in Van Male Field House. Also returning is Chris Pearson, who was an All-American in the 55-meter hurdles. The other four All-Conference honorees are Nick Wietor, T.J. Mentink, Jim Vento, and Curt Miller. WomenÕs Indoor Track The womenÕs team has an amazing crop of returning stars as well as a
great crop of freshmen. Corri Kisselburg and Sheree Algee will be the main leaders of this squad. Kisselburg owns five school records . Last year Algee missed qualifying for nationals by a margin of .04 seconds. Other returning stars are Shannon Hardy and Katie Pierce. Hardy is last yearÕs Conference Champion in the 55-meter hurdles. Pierce is currently the conference record holder in the Poll Vault. Also among a strong recruiting class Jenny Prochazka stands out. Prochazka who comes from Sussex was second in the nation in the shot put. Coach Vargas has set goals for both squads this season. The first goal is for both teams to win the conference meet. Another goal of VargasÕ is that he wants to send some team members to the national meet. Making the national meet is no small feat. To qualify for the conference meet an athlete must be one of the top 16 in the nation. Vargas said, ÒBoth the men and women have a very good shot (at winning conference).Ó
MenÕs Basketball On the menÕs side of the hoops Coach McDonough is looking to lead a young group of players to success. The Pioneers have only one senior on the team, Derek Brown. The team is looking to improve from last seasonÕs 8-14 record. McDonough is going to have to do so with a group that saw their only All-Conference selection, James Hischke, graduate. The Pioneers this season are bringing in 10 new players to the program. The benefit of having a young team is that the other teams in the conference will not really know what to expect from the Pioneers. Coach McDonough said, ÒThis is the best recruiting class that IÕve had.Ó With a young team on the court the Pioneers goals may not be as lofty as winning the Conference Championship, but that does not mean the effort to do so will not be there. Coach McDonough said, ÒOur motto for this year is taking the next stepÉOur standard is to play hard, play smart, and I think we can be very very good.Ó The Pioneers plan to play an exciting brand of basketball that should keep the newly remodeled Van Male Field House rocking. The team
Upcoming Sporting Events Date Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 30Dec. 1 Dec. 7 Dec. 8
Date Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 28 Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 8
Swimming Opponent @ St. Norbert @ Ripon Gene Davis Invite (Appleton)
Time 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
@ UW-Whitewater @ UW-Oshkosh
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MenÕs Basketball Opponent Lakeland College MSOE @ UW-Stevens Point @ Beloit College @ Carthage College St. Norbert College
Time 8:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
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WomenÕs Basketball Opponent Time Jean Kilgour Memorial Tournament Concordia 8:00 p.m. Consolation / Championship Noon / 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 20 Dec. 1 Dec. 3 Dec. 5 Dec. 8
UW-Stevens Point @ Ripon College @ Wisconsin Lutheran College @ Beloit College St. Norbert College
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SPORTS Student athletes seek to develop leadership through PAAC BY
NATHAN BRUNNER Sports Editor
Since school began this fall, a new term has been heard more and more. This term is PAAC. What is PAAC you might ask? PAAC stands for Pioneer Athletic Advisory Committee. PAAC consists of 10 students who were chosen to serve on the committee based on interest shown. Kris Jacobsen, PAAC advisor, describes the students as being excellent students and good athletes in their respective sports. She also describes the group as being program specific when it comes to athletics. They are concerned about the athletic program as whole and not just specific sports. This year the National Collegiate Athletic Association mandated all schools must have some sort of a leadership committee on which student athletes serve. This is what brought about PAAC. However, student athlete leadership is not new. In the years past there have been captains councils consisting of captains from the different sports at Carroll. PAAC has been extremely active on campus and in the community since its inception.
One of the main goals of PAAC is to increase the communication between athletes, the athletic administration and the overall student body. One of the things they are seeking is what the students would like to see from the athletic program. The committee members recently distributed surveys to students, asking what would get students to attend sporting events more and what would make them take more of an interest in the athletics of Carroll. PAAC is not just limited to work on the campus. They also expand into the surrounding area. One of
the things they seek to do is help younger athletes develop into solid leaders. They have gone about this in a couple of ways. One way is they talked to coaches and athletic directors from area schools and give them ideas on how to develop student athletes into exceptional leaders. They also brought in younger athletes from area schools. This gives PAAC members an opportunity to meet with the athletes and help them to develop leadership skills. This also gives the younger athletes a chance to interact with their counterparts from other schools.
The student athletes on P.A.A.C. include: President: Charlie DeCleene Vice President: Lindsey Niemuth Members: Sarah Letourneaux Erin Erickson Richard Raney Beth Wittnebel David Pye Tiffany Keeney Bob Vredeveld Beth Cromheecke There are also three advisors for P.A.A.C: Associate Athletic Director: Kris Jacobsen Recreation Manager: Jen Kools Recreation Coordinator: Tim Dornemann The members of PAAC have given their time to benefit many people. Jacobsen said she is Òvery impressed with (their) willingness to meet, delegate and function independently.Ó She is also very pleased with the time they have put out for the community.
Olympic games need to proceed as scheduled despite worries LI V E FR O M T H E P I O D O M E! BY
NATHAN BRUNNER Sports Editor
Live from the Pio Dome is an editorial column written by Nathan Brunner to express his various opinions about topics in the world of sports. Any comment relating to Live From the Pio Dome can be voiced via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Next February, the world will converge on Salt Lake City, Utah, for the Winter Olympic Games. There should be nothing unusual about this, except that ever since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, several people
have expressed concern over the security of the games and whether or not the games should even be held. They feel the Olympics make a very tempting target for terrorists to attack. They feel there is no way to protect an event as large as the Olympics. They also claim it would be horrible to run a competitive sporting event at a time like this. I disagree with all of these peopleÕs arguments. First, I will start with the fact of security. I feel Salt Lake City may be the safest place in world when the Olympics are being held. The amount of security measures that will be in place will be amazing. The organizing committee is taking every precaution imaginable. Several drills have been run as well. One recent security drill was run at the Utah
Olympic Oval. No one could get inside without having all of their equipment bags checked. The security budget for the games also has been increased by a significant amount. While it is natural for people to have concerns or even fears about the safety of the athletes and fans, there is no reason to cancel or postpone the games. Another argument is that the middle of a war is not the time to hold a worldwide sporting event. I believe this is the perfect time to hold an event of this magnitude. The world needs something that will bring everyone together for a period. There needs to be some type of unity in such a trying time. Also, it is something that will take our minds off of the troubles in the world for a short period of time.
A third reason the Salt Lake games need to be held as planned is that the city has been preparing for these games for almost seven years ,and to have them canceled would be a huge blow to the city. Millions of dollars in revenue would be lost and all of the money spent on preparations would be wasted. Also, there is the concern about the athletes. Many of them have trained for the Olympics for years. It would be unfair to cancel the games and kill many dreams about competing in the Olympics that were about to come true. For many athletes this is their first and only chance to compete in the Olympics. The Winter Olympics should be a time of enjoyment. These games should be held as scheduled and will be one of the best Olympics ever.